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Aug 20, 2014

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Bailey Walrod, PV FFA

Bailey Walrod, PV
FFA student, shows
Champion Heifer

Bailey Walrod, of the Prairie Valley
FFA chapter at Gowrie, presented her Champion Limousin Heifer during the FFA Parade
of Champions at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 9.
(Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)

Gutshall, milestone donor,


Farnhamville Blood Drive

The Blood Drive held at Farnhamville
Tuesday, Aug. 12 had a great turn-out. There
were nine donors and 12 pints were collected.
The number of pints collected is larger due to
the fact that some donors like to donate double
units. Overall there were 11 registered donors.

Pam Gutshall was our milestone donor
who has donated seven gallons. Each pint can
collect up to three lives. That means that up to
36 lives can be saved by the blood that was donated yesterday. That plays a big role in supplying the local hospitals.

Thursday, Aug 20
Gowrie Fire Dept., 7:00 p.m. at the fire station.
Monday, Aug 25
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Webster County Unit of the Iowa Retired
School Personnel, noon, First Presbyterian
Church, 1111 5th Ave N., Fort Dodge.
Tuesday, Aug 26
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards),
1:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Wednesday, Aug 27
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the
fire station.
To have the date and time of your organizations meeting
listed here,call the Gowrie News at 352-3325 or email us at
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VOL. 124 NO. 33

Children of former Gowrie resident


Vernon Swanson publish WWII letters
By: Nicole Presley
Sergeant Swanson: Letters Home 1943
1945 depicts the life of a WWII soldier from
transcribed letters found almost 70 years later
in his sons basement.
Recently published June of this year, the
book took about five months to create. Sergeant
Swanson primarily consists of letters Vernon
Swanson had sent home to his parents who
lived in Gowrie during his service.
Vernon was born in 1922 and moved to
Gowrie with his parents and two older sisters
in 1928. For 18 years the Swansons lived in
Gowrie where his father was a Lutheran minister
at the Zion Lutheran Church. It was during this
time that Vernon was going to college and was
drafted after his junior year into WWII.
Vernon fought in Europe during WWII and
wrote letters to his family and fianc, whom he
had met in college. Instead of just giving his
family updates on his whereabouts in Europe,
he also talked about what was going on while
he was there.
Vernons son, Mark, thinks his father did
this to keep a personal historic record to look at
later when the war was over, if he was able to
come home. Vernon has also asked his family to
keep the letters that he had sent.
He wrote it as an historical account of his
own experience. When we read them they were
so interesting, said Mark.
A lot of people would write back to their
folks, Im OK, dont worry, the weather is fine,
or something. He wrote much more, in detail,
about what he was doing. I guess he expected
that someday he might look back on them.
Then 20-year-old Vernon began writing
letters to his family when he left for basic
training until the end of the war in Europe. He
mentions looking forward to reading the Gowrie
News, his experiences during the war, and his
family and fianc, Audrey Lundahl.
In the letters you dont know if shes still
going to be his fianc because you dont know if
hes going to survive the war, said Mark. Its
all in real time when hes writing this. Theres
an uncertainty of it all.
While Vernons children, Tim, Mark,
Robin (Tootie) and Jill, read the letters they
learned more about their father that he didnt
discuss often. They learned more about how his
relationship with their mother survived the war
and his battle stories that he didnt often share.
He had a wry sense of humor writing
this. There were times of tragedy that he felt
and the empathy towards the difficulties these
cultures faced. There were tearful times too,
said Mark. The letters he would write to his
mother on Mothers Day or missing his family
at Christmas.
Additionally we didnt know how the
relationship with our mom and dad had started
and how it had been continued through the war.
They really hadnt known each other that long,
but they became very close, obviously, and their
love persisted through the war.

Vernon also wrote about more specific


tragedies he faced on the battlefield.
He was the kind of person that when he
came back from the war, as did many soldiers,
they didnt want to talk about the horrible things
that had happened thereIt really enlightened
us to learn about the struggles that he went
through, said Mark.
Some solders died in his arms and the
combat was so brutal. He went to Germany
and saw the prisoner of war camps and slave
laborers that they freed during the course of the
battles. These were all unknown things that our
dad had experienced.
When the war ended in Europe Vernon came
home and married his fianc, Audrey. His new
wife still had to finish her college education, so
Vernon went to graduate school and finished
his Masters degree at Columbia University.
Afterwards he became a geologist. Vernon had
earned his Bachelors degree cum laude in 1944
while in Europe.
After he married Audrey and continued on
to graduate school he spent most of his career
moving around the country. He eventually
WWII Letters Continued on page 2...

Rebecca Nellis, Webster County Queen

Rebecca Nellis honored


at Iowa State Fair

Webster County Queen Rebecca Nellis,
18, of Fort Dodge, is introduced during the Iowa
State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony on the
Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair
on Aug. 9. (Iowa State Fair/ Steve Pope Photography)

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WWII Letters...

Continued from front page...

settled in Colorado. Vernon became an expert


in coal resources and the chemical composition
of coal, oil shale, and oil.
He spent most of his career with the U.S.
Geological Survey with other scientists. These
scientists spent a great deal of time finding ways
to mitigate trade elements that were pollutants,
i.e. coal. Vernon identified contents within
the composition of the deposits so they could
understand the material.
According to Mark, Vernon and his coworkers were pioneers in this area of study
and tried to make sure these materials were
environmentally safe.
Upon retirement Vernon became the editor
for the Geological Society of America. He was
involved with all the publications and scientific
journals that were prepared by the Geological
Society of America.
When Vernon and his wife moved to an
assisted living center in 1990, his children found
the metal box full of letters, in chronological
order. Later Mark had taken the box and stored
it in his basement.
The Swanson family tries to keep their
family ties strong and have planned a reunion
for this week. The Swanson siblings were trying
to find mementos or anything historic about
their family so the younger generation would
be able to see where their ancestors came from.
This book was the perfect way to keep the
memories from a portion of their family alive.
We had never read these letters before. In
fact, if my siblings new about them I was only
vaguely aware that they existed somewhere.
Thats why I looked for them, said Mark.
I said, I think Ive got something in the
basement that maybe theres something of
interest there. Its quite a remarkable history of

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not only our family, but of the times when they


were growing up during the war.
After finding the letters Mark transcribed
them and put the content of the book together.
His brother Tim, who had served in the air force
during the Vietnam War, contributed input to
help his siblings understand some of the letters
and the history of that time.
Marks sister Tootie edited the book and
proof read it. His other sister Jill designed the
cover of the book.
In addition to the letters Vernon sent home,
Sergeant Swanson includes an account from
Vernon that he had written much later about the
war, an account from Vernons younger brother
about living in Gowrie during the war, as well
as a memorial from a professor and colleague
who wrote a summary about Vernons life and
career in geology when he died.
After finishing the book the Swansons
decided to dedicate the proceeds from the book
towards the Vernon E. and Audrey J Swanson
Memorial Scholarship for students studying
Geology.
We already have a scholarship there
(Augustana College) on behalf of my father and
mother. We hope for that to grow so that rather
than $1,000 per year for students. We can give
them who knows how much more, said Mark.
When we put money into this book we said
we dont expect to make money. We hope to get
the word out so people enjoy it and hopefully
building that towards the scholarship, said
Mark.
The only cost not going towards the
scholarship is the cost that will cover the price
for publishing the book. Since the book has only
been on the shelf for about two months, its hard
to determine how well the book is selling.
His story and experiences helped shape
the life he led and the values and principles he
passed on to his children, said Tootie. His

legacy is one we believe worthy of continuing


in the future.
Sergeant
Swanson:
Letters
Home
19431945 can be bought directly from the
Swanson family for $20 by emailing Robin at
tootiewarnern@me.com or on Amazon.com.

Keep Quiet
by Lisa Scottoline

Scottoline delivers once again with
Keep Quiet, an emotionally gripping and complex story about one mans split-second decision to protect his son - and the devastating consequences that follow.

Jake Buckmans relationship with his
sixteen-year-old son Ryan is not an easy one, so
at the urging of his loving wife, Pam, Jake goes
alone to pick up Ryan at their suburban movie
theater. On the way home, Ryan asks to drive
on a deserted road, and Jake sees it as a chance
to make a connection. However, what starts as
a father-son bonding opportunity instantly turns
into a nightmare. Tragedy strikes, and with Ryans entire future hanging in the balance, Jake
is forced to make a split-second decision that
plunges them both into a world of guilt and lies.
Without ever meaning to, Jake and Ryan find
themselves living under the crushing weight of
their secret, which threatens to tear their family
to shreds and ruin them all. Powerful and dramatic, Keep Quiet will have readers and book
clubs debating what it means to be a parent and
how far you can, and should, go to protect those
you love.

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So, its midnight and youre like I think
its time to go to bed. Then you get up and feel
good (the next day).

With both guys pocketing $5,500 cheques
Wednesday?

It could get a little wild again tonight,
Sundell said with a laugh.

Peebles sounded up for it, especially since
he might get to leave his cheque in his wallet.

That one thing about Wade, he aint
scared to pull his pocketbook out.

Or his express pass.

SEV Booster Club holds


Phone-A-thon Aug. 27
Funding benefits both districts

Wade Sundell, Boxholm, wins saddle bronc


event at Calgary Stampede three straight days

Editors Note: The following story was
written and featured in the Calgary Sun. This
story talks about one Sundell victory. Wade
placed first three straight days.

Wade Sundell, aboard Awesome, Wednesday afternoon at the Calgary Stampede. Sundell
won Day 2 of the saddle-bronc event. He also took
top spot in saddle bronc action on Day 1, and has
already qualified for Championship Sunday and a
shot at $100,000.

Wade Sundell got his hands on his own express pass Wednesday afternoon.

But he earned it.

A second straight round-winning ride in
the Calgary Stampedes saddle-bronc event puts
the Iowa cowboy straight into Sundays championship round.

Sundell tapped out an 86.5 aboard Volds
Awesome, a horse hes been carrying a grudge
against.

I had a bone to pick with him, the
29-year-old said.

Ive been waiting. Ive wanted to get on
him again because I figured it could be real good.

Awesome ruined his shot at winning the
Ponoka Stampede last year, bucking Sundell off
near the whistle.

It was probably going to win Ponoka,
too, he said. I was counting my chickens before
they hatched and down I went. I wont do that
again.

He got me right down at the whistle.

Not this day.

Nope. But it wasnt for a lack of trying.

Awesome did everything short of pulling
a knife on Sundell, duckin and divin, buckin and
jumpin.


But Sundell had velcroed himself on the
back of Volds star stock this time.

That was not so easy, Sundell said. That
was 10 times harder today than it was yesterday.

Its not one you want to take home and
just get on all the time. You want to have some
money up for grabs for that one.

I couldnt tell you what he was doing. A
lot of things were happening. I just kept trying to
keep my chin down and keep gassin on him.

Sundell is from a town called Boxholm.
The last census, done in 2010, lists the population
at 195.

Apparently it has experienced some
growth since then.

It says 200-plus when you pull in, Sundell said. I tell everybody Im that plus.

Hes hoping to pack a third Stampede
championship bronze back home next week.

And maybe his close friend Steven Peebles, who won the bareback round Wednesday,
will get one too.

Steve, me and him go way back, Sundell
said. Weve been friends for a long time.

Just watching him jump out there and do
that, it got my motor running. I was wound up. You
get some drive off that when your buddy is doing
good like that.

When we first started rodeoing, we met
up. He stays at my house, I stay at his house. Hes
pretty much like a brother. My dad and mom, thats
his second dad and mom.

They spent Tuesday afternoon, and evening, getting to know the staff at the beer gardens.

Thats the nice thing about these afternoon perfs, Sundell said. Youre done early.
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Fridays @ Noon!!

The SEV Athletics Booster Club is holding


a phone-a-thon Aug. 27 from 5-9 p.m. to raise
money for the Booster Foundation.
The Booster Foundation raises money for the
purchase of athletic equipment for grades 7-12.
Most funds are used for athletes but some funds
can be for general use.
Previously, the Foundation has purchased
treadmills for all students to use. The Foundation
purchased the new scoreboard and sod for the
football field. They also cover 40% of uniform costs
for all middle and high school sports teams.
The athletes will be making the phone calls
Aug. 27. They will be calling from cell phones or
landlines at the Community Center.
Anybody who donates become a part of the
Foundation. There are five levels of donation:
Jaguar, $25-$49; Teal and Black, $50-$99; Century,
$100-$249; Silver, $250-$499; and Gold, $500+.
All donors will be listed in the programs used
at all high school home games. A donor can choose
to be listed anonymous.
Bruce McCormack, president of the Booster
Club, said that the Booster Club really counts on
the Foundation. He said that the Foundations goal
this year is to raise $14,000-$16,000 if not more.

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and Cheryl Banford and her husband, Jim, of


Philadelphia, PA.; two grandsons, Michael Davis
of Wilmington, VT., and Matt Rohden and his
wife, Taylee, of Waterloo, IA, and their two sons,
Aiden Tokle and Sullivan Rohden.

Preceding her in death were her husband,
Robert; a grandson, Zachery Davis; her sisters:
Emma Delphis, Anna Kelly, Marie Dane, and
Katherine Reynolds, and her brother, Rudy Mannel.

Bailey Walrod of Moorland, received a


purple ribbon for herdsmanship.

Area FFA State


Fair Results

Margaret E. Nordmann, 88


Margaret E. Nordmann, 88, formerly
of Gowrie, died Friday, August 15, 2014 at the
Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard.

A service honoring Margarets life will
be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 18, at
the United Methodist Church in Gowrie. Interment will be in Sloan, Iowa. The family will
greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time
on Monday at the church. Memorials may be
directed to Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown, Hubbard Care Center, Mary Greeley Hospital Heart Unit in Ames, Timberland Village in
Story City or the United Methodist Church in
Gowrie. Arrangements have been entrusted to
the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

Margaret is survived by her children,
Brian (Martha) Nordmann, Eden Prairie, Minn.;
Bruce (Marcia) Nordmann, West Des Moines;
Cindy (Mike) McCartney, Hubbard; and Brett
(Nancy) Nordmann, Bourbon, Ind.; grandchildren, Brian & Rebecca Nordmann, Angel, Gordon and Casey Head; Matt, Kristy, Bradley and
Brent McCartney; Ashley, Douglas, Curtis, and
Nicholas Nordmann; and great-grandchildren,
Caelen, Jaiden, Blake Jr., and Hayden. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Harold, her parents, her twin sister Helen Byers, her
sister Martha Tracy and her infant son Timothy.

Margaret Elaine Mitchell, the daughter
of Samuel and Georgia (Sandven) Mitchell, was
born February 21, 1926, at Sloan, Iowa. She
was reared and educated at Sloan and graduated
from Sloan High School in 1944. She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls
where she was a member of the homecoming
court and was a cheerleader. Margaret graduated in 1947, and began teaching at Rock Rapids, where she taught for six years. On July 18,
1948, Margaret was united in marriage to Harold Nordmann. The family moved to Gowrie
in 1962 and Margaret taught math and art in the
Prairie Community school system for 24 years,
before retiring in 1988. She served as cheerleader coach for many years. Margaret later
moved to Story City where she was a resident
of Timberland Village.

Margaret was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Gowrie and was a member of the United Methodist Womens Club, the
Gowrie Federated Womens Club, the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Club. She
enjoyed artwork and golf and often contributed her artistic skills to both her church and the
Gowrie Golf & Country Club. She was also an
active volunteer to the Gowrie Municipal Library. Margaret enjoyed sharing her time with
children and helping them however she could.

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Alliger, Walrod in Championship drives...

Darlene Frances Ryberg, 88



Darlene Frances Ryberg, age 88, of Carroll, formerly of Gowrie, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Regency Park Nursing and
Rehab of Carroll.

A memorial service will be held for Darlene at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27,
2014, at the United Methodist Church in Gowrie
with Pastor Annette Kruse officiating. Visitation
will be from 10:30 to 11:00am. Burial will be in
the Gowrie Township Cemetery. Memorials may
be sent to the family in care of the Palmer Funeral Home in Gowrie. Online condolences may
be left at palmerswankfuneralhome.com

Darlene was born on October 21, 1925,
in Farnhamville, Iowa to Frank and Anna
(Weise) Mannel. She graduated from Lohrville
High School in 1943. On February 24, 1946, she
married Robert Ryberg and they farmed south of
Gowrie until 1959 when they moved into town.
Darlene retired in 1987 from Globe Union, but
continued to work part time for Marge and Ron
Hickey for many years. In 2010 she moved to
Carroll to be near her daughter, Jolene.

Darlene was a member of the Gowrie
United Methodist Church and enjoyed spending
time with her family and friends, playing Bingo,
watching her favorite TV programs, and completing jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by three daughters: Jolene
Walker and her husband Dick of Carroll, Linda
Davis and partner, Lynn Smitley, of Vernon, VT,

The local chapter had over seven members


exhibiting at this years Iowa State Fair which was
held August 7 through the 17th.
Ag. Mechanics: Collin Nordin received a red
ribbon for restoring and 1943 John Deere AR
tractor. There were over 115 restored tractors this
year making this the most entries ever in the FFA
division.
Beef: Bailey Walrod of Moorland, Iowa had
the champion Limousin female and also received
a purple ribbon for herdsmanship. She was in the
championship drive for top FFA breeding female.
Meat Goats: Katie Walrod received three
purple ribbons and one blue ribbon with her
breeding meat goats. She placed in the top five in
all of her classes with her three does and one buck.
Photography: Curt Castenson received one blue
and three white ribbons. Katie Kehoe received two
red and two white ribbons, and Cadie Schmadeke
received one blue and one white ribbon. There
were over 1,500 photographs entered this year in
the FFA division.
Swine: Alex Alliger exhibited one commercial
gilt and two market animals. He exhibited the
reserve champion market light weight barrow.
He also had the champion market gilt. Alligers
market gilt placed third overall in a field of over
590 market hogs in the FFA division. Alliger
received a blue ribbon for herdsmanship.
Vegetables: Cadie Schmadeke exhibited bell
peppers, cucumbers, jalapeo peppers, snap beans,
sugar beets, and sweet corn. Her slicing cucumbers
placed third overall and her bell peppers placed
7th.

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Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week ofAug 20th to Aug 27th

Friday, Aug 22
6:00 p.m. Football Gatorade Scrimmage
Monday, Aug 25
6:00 p.m. G JV VB GAME - Mutli-Team
Tuesday, Aug 26
6:00 p.m. G JV-Var VB GAME - South HamiltonEagle Grove @ Southeast Valley
Wednesday, Aug 27
Athletic Booster Foundation Phone-a-thon

Down Memory Lane


B Y

D O W N S

Some old country schools have survived...


The first part of July I made reference
to various schools, including area old country
school buildings. In response David Peterson,
Boxholms resident genealogist-historian, sent
me some interesting information. Because it got
my attention I want to share with you readers. --
There were nine country schools in
Grant
Township
prior to the building of the con*Schedule is pulled from the PV website for your convenience*
www.prairievalley.k12.ia.us
solidated
school
in 1916-17. All of them were
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime***
sold in 1918 except for one, which was moved
into town, remodeled and became the superintendents cottage. Your friend and classmate, Darlene McGinnis, lived in it. The only other one to
be moved into town was bought by Gust Brod.
a
This was the one immediately south of town. I
Be mindful of runners...
believe Fred and Freda Nordholm lived in it
when you were in school. Later the Lafe Shadles

Its that time of year again. The South- lived there and today Roy and Roberta Clausen
east Valley cross-country team has begun prac- live in it. All the other country schools (most sold
tice for their upcoming season. Many of you for around $200) were recycled into some kind
have probably come across them out running of useable structures for farm use. A few were
already.
torn down for the lumber.

The team practices in the afternoon at
As to the one at the entrance to Don
3:45pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Williams Park: It originally was located in Yell
and at 6:10am on Tuesday and Friday morning. Township (south of Pilot Mound) and didnt
The cross-country team has been instructed to close until 1956. It was moved to Don Williams
run against traffic and move as far as left when Park in 1964 and restored into a museum in 1972.
a car approaches. During morning practices, In 2006 it was deeded (by the Boone Co. Hist,
the athletes have been instructed to wear light Soc.) to Battin Heritage Association and moved
colored clothing and should also be wearing a to their location 3 miles east of Ogden on old
reflective vest when morning practices begin in Hwy. 30. It sits on the lot with the Battin Church
darkness.
and an old railroad depot office and all 3 are oper
Although the team takes these precau- ated as museums. So, it no longer is at the Park.
tions, the team asks that you slow down as you
It is good to know that these school buildapproach runners either on the city streets or ings havent all disappeared. When kids read
on the gravel roads. If you come across two or (if still are) the Little House Laura Ingles
three runners, be ready to expect more runners Wilders books, they can imagine what it was
somewhere behind them.
like attending and teaching in such a structure. I

This years team has almost 40 high dont think they were ever much different than
school runners and will be adding several more the last surviving ones. The newer ones had
when the junior high begins practice in a couple desks similar to the ones most of we older ones
of weeks. Thank-you for your consideration and had in grade school. Prior to that I believe they
patience of our team.
had plank benches and table like structures for
desks.

I did know that the teacherage was
the original town school building but dont recall
having heard that the superintendents home had
been a country school nor the Nordholm/Shadle
Birthdays
house either. They both evidently underwent
20-Aug Marsha Farnham, Phillip Thomas some major remodel-restructure process and I
21-Aug Sue Hansen, Christian Rosado
cant imagine them being quite as large as neither
22-Aug Jayne Gleason, Mickayla Willison
of those homes resembles an old country school.
23-Aug Emily Bendickson, Joanna Saxton Wondering if the superintendents home was one
24-Aug Teri McGuire, Chris Wienhold
of the newer square type buildings, a few of
25-Aug Marjorie Alliger, David Jensen
which I recall having seen around the country
Brenda Schoeberlein, Mitch Vote
side.
26-Aug Donna Holm, Marilyn Johnson,

I am just glad to hear that some of the
Shane Warehime
country schools have survived to be restored
as nearly as possible to recreate their original
structure and use with authentic appointments
Anniversaries
such as the desks and blackboards. I will have
20-Aug Raymond and Jane Wilson
to remember to make the extra time when on my
23-Aug Joseph and Tami George

SEV Cross Country


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way to the Boxholm area to divert over to the


Battin historic site. Sounds interesting. I would
be interested in seeing the RR depot too. I have
always been disappointed and sorry that the
FDDM&S one in Boxholm couldnt have been
preserved. It would have made a good place for
many of our memories of the RR and perhaps an
overflow for Davids use. Just reminiscing and
wondering as to what might have been. Ahhh
hindsight!

I just remembered another old country
school building I go by when traveling to and
from the Boxholm area. I usually take the scenic back way between Boone and Boxholm
where there is a former country school on the
south side of the road. It is a more modern
structure than the ones we have mentioned herein. Its yard abuts a nearby farmstead and I
have always assumed that it now belongs to that
property. The area around the building is kept
neat and clean but I doubt it now has any particular use. Perhaps historian Dave can check
that out if the info isnt already in his repertoire.

While I am pleased to hear of the country
school building survivals, I cant help but get a
little nostalgic and disheartened by the number of
old brick stately structures, not only Boxholms
but many of others which have little chance of
surviving and living on for some worthwhile
purpose. They are in rural communities that have
themselves been diminished and perhaps on their
way to becoming extinct or just a spot in the
road with a few self-sufficient residents. When
a human being expels their last breath we give
them a proper service, eulogy and burial. Those
abandoned buildings just sit, wearing away and
then eventually someone or group finally decides
it is a mere eyesore blotting the countryside and
sends it to its last reward with a wrecking ball,
a torch or both. I wont be around for that day in
the old home town but will there be anybody
who really gives a hoot?

Well, enough of this history lesson and
lamenting. If Daves information is new and interesting to some of you as it was for me, tell him
when you see him. He is one who cares.


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her heifer at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 11.
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Southeast Valley offensive and defensive lineman work on line drills during practice.
These players will provide a steady anchor for the running game and aim to protect their
quarterback.

Jaguars football begin 2014 campaign

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With new look and new era on hand, the


Southeast Valley Jaguars began their inaugural trek
on Aug. 11, when the team returned from a stint at
Camp Dodge. However, there is one constant to
count on. That constant is Southeast Valley Head
Coach Mike Swieter.
We dont look at the talent where they came
from, we just look at what we have out here [at the
practice field] that were coaching, Swieter said,
regarding whether he noticed an influx of talent
from the former Southeast Webster-Grand squad.
The best are sticking out. It doesnt matter where
theyre from. Its nice to have more bodies out here.
Were sitting at 15 more bodies than a year ago.
Swieter guided the Prairie Valley Warriors
into the playoffs the past two seasons with 6-3
campaigns respectively. With the addition of
depth, Swieter mentioned the ability to conduct
full scrimmages with no issues.
Returning from last year will be senior
quarterback Ryan True and junior Logan Boerner.
Last season, True had limited playing time and
accumulated nine completions compared to
39 attempts for 131 yards, one touchdown pass
and three interceptions. While True looks to
improve, Boerner will waiting in the wings
with 4 completions out of 8 for 49 yards and one
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We have two quarterbacks competing for
a job right now, Swieter said of the quarterback
situation. It will be the toughest quarterback
battle that weve had. It will be one of the tougher
decisions.
Another returnee will be fullback Tristan
Ewing. A sophomore listed at 5 foot 8 inches and
200 pounds, Ewing rushed for more than 1,100
yards and 13 touchdowns on 187 rushing attempts
in the 2013 campaign.
Instead of two rival schools competing in
the Class A-District 2, the Jaguars have found
themselves a new home in Class 2A-District 8.
Before the Jagaurs sink their teeth into the district,
however, the non-district slate will be a hand full
for the teal and black side.
Beginning on Aug. 29, the Jaguars will travel
to Manson to take on the Manson NorthwestWebster Cougars. Even though the Cougars
are seated in Class 1A, they are riding off an 8-3
season. Anchored by the punishing backfield
duo of senior quarterback Alex Bush and senior
fullback Coy Snell, the Jaguar defense will be on
SEV Football continued on page 8...

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was the giant 2 lb. potato.
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Jaguars to host the Southeast Valley


internatinal cross country meet

The meet to be held at Prairie View golf course...



Monday, August 11th, the very first
Southeast Valley cross country practice was
held. This years inaugural cross country team,
a combination of the well established Southeast
Webster Grand and Prairie Valley programs,
will have 36 members participating. Besides
new teammates, new uniforms and a slightly
new schedule, the Jaguars will also be hosting
the Southeast Valley invitational cross country
meet at Prairie View golf course in Gowrie on
Thursday, August 28th.

On the boys team, there will be 21 athletes competing for the Jaguars this year. 9
of those members have varsity experience in
meets. Malachi Swanson (Sr.), Bryce Gustafson (Sr.), Noah Tucker (Sr.), Spencer Johnson (Sr.), Dustin Gurnett (Sr.), Skylar Warehime
(Sr.), Bryce Scott (Jr.), Josh Johnson (Jr.) and
Spencer Warehime (So.) have all competed in
varsity meets during last years season.

Returning runners Michael Vosberg
(Jr.), Lucas Pontius (So.), Jordan Lane (So.)
and Aaron True (So.) are also back from a year
ago. Newcomers Anthony Zigrang (Sr.), Trent
Leners (Sr.), Cole Andrews (Jr.), Jacob DeBaun (Jr.), Josh Carlson (Jr.) and Todd Hamilton (So.) along with freshman runners Patrick
Breitsprecher and Daniel Johnson will all compete to earn varsity spots in the upcoming season. Any one of these 12 runners are going to
push the 9 athletes with varsity experience both
in meets and practices and make it an exciting
year of Jaguar cross country.

The girls team this year will feature
15 girls competing. Of those 15, 7 have had
varsity meet experience from last year. They
are Nicole Williams (Sr.), Kennedy Gallentine
(Sr.), Angela Dopita (Sr.), Josie Breitsprecher
(Jr.), Erica Rittgers (Jr.), Anna Heatherington

(Jr.), and Kate Dyer (Jr.).


Kendall Sandgren (Jr.), Hannah Fiala (Jr.), Hannah Peterson (Jr.) and Sarah Nahnsen (So.) are
returning runners who will be looking to push
for a varsity spot. New runners to the program
this year are Ryann Steburg (So.), Morgan Jackson (So.) and Addie Lenning (So.) and will be
joined by freshman Tessa Berg.

With the numbers on the team this year,
the Jags will be able to score both a varsity and
a junior varsity team in each meet this year.
Besides Southeast Valley hosting the first meet
of the season, runners will be competing in familiar meets throughout the season at Webster
City, Lake City, Pocahontas and Laurens. For
some of the returning runners, meets at Huxley,
Greene Country, Nevada and Humboldt will offer new and challenging courses.

The season will wrap up with the Twin
Lakes Conference meet at Laurens on Saturday,
October 18th and the class 2A state qualifying
meet on Thursday, October 21st, site to be determined. With the experience of the returning
runners and the promise of the newcomers and
freshman, these are both meets that the Jaguars, Card of Thanks!
both boys and girls, should be top contenders at
The family
and both will result in a seasons of hard work
Witte wishes to express
well rewarded.

Cally Duncan, Gowrie,


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Southeast Valley Football...


continued from page 6...

their toes in order to make an early


season statement and set the tone for
the rest of the season.
We start off with a very good
Manson non-district team right
off the bat, Swieter said, speaking
highly of the Cougars. They are a
1A school, but realistically they
could have been playing in the state
championship just as well.
Next up will be Southeast Valleys
first home game, this time against the
Eagles of Eagle Grove. Eagle Grove
has been a historically weak squad,
finishing 0-9 last season and unable
to notch a victory in their feathers
since October
2011. Game
time between the Jags and Eagle
Grove will begin at 7 p.m.
On Sept. 12, the Jaguars will begin
their district play against district and
Twin Lakes Conference foe, East Sac
County. The Raiders were 4-5 last
season, and one of those victories
included defeating Prairie Valley by
wide margin. The contest will be in
Lake View at 7 p.m.
Afterwards, Shenandoah comes

to visit Gowrie on Sept. 19. The


Mustangs posted a 3-6 record in
2013, but went 0-3 against District
8 opponents. While the Mustang
offense has the ability to put up huge
numbers, the defense was unable to
create turnovers. If the Jaguar offense
begins to take form or is running on
all cylinders by the time Southeast
Valley collides with Shenandoah, the
Jaguar faithful will see some scoring
and big offensive plays.
Traveling to Stuart the next week
to take on West Central Valley, the
Jaguars will look to contain senior
quarterback Bryce Kearns who
passed for more than 1,300 yards
in 2013. However, the Wildcats lose
a good amount of defenders due to
graduation.
If everything goes well for the
Jaguars, the date for fans to circle
will be Oct. 3. Southeast Valley
will host defending Class 2A
champion Kuemper Catholic of
Carroll. With a large bulk of their
playmakers gone, the Knights will
have to lean on juniors Joe Mohr
and Cody Weitl. On defense, the
Knights have been gutted out due

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Nice pass! Junior quarterback Logan Boerner (center, left)
floats a pass over the defense during practice on Aug. 14 in Gowrie.
Along with senior quarterback Ryan True, Head Coach Mike Swieter has stated that both quarterbacks have shown great potential in
their reps.
to graduation. However, Kuemper
will be competitive squad. But a win
over the Knights will make way for a
potential district championship.
After traveling to Red Oak to take
on the Tigers on Oct. 10, another date
to circle will be Oct. 17. Returning
back to Gowrie, the Jaguars will
entertain 2013 Class 2A runnerup St. Edmond of Fort Dodge. For
the Gaels, senior quarterback Matt
Bocken will return to the helm while
senior Michael Faiferlick and junior
T.J. OTool will provide the Gaels with
a one-two punch in the backfield.
Another factor going for the Gaels is
Iowa football coaching legend Dick
Tighe. Despite approaching 84 years
of age and coaching for more than 60
years Tighe has garned the Iowa AllTime Football Coaching record of
412 wins. While Tighes playcalling
is relatively simple, its usually
played to perfection by the Gaels.
We play two teams that we
were in the state championship last
year, one won and one lost, Swieter
said. No matter what team Ive ever
coached, we preached taking care of
ourselves first. Whatever they have,
we will be prepared.
Instead of worrying about how
tough the competition is, Swieter will
be looking for a smooth transition

for the Southeast Valley squad.


The quicker that [the kids] will
deal with [the transition from A to
2A], the better they will be, Swieter
said. Were getting asked a lot by
jumping up two classes.
Concluding the season will be a
visit from the Clarinda Cardinals. The
Cardinals finished 4-6 last season and
will clash with the Jaguars in Burnside
at 7 p.m.
I expect to win, nothing less,
Swieter said of his expectations for the
Jaguars this season. As coaches, were
not out here coaching to win one
game, were not out here coaching to
win two games. Our number one goal
is the state championship and work
our down from there. Were here to
win and expect nothing less.
The Dayton Review-Gowrie
News predicts that Swieter and the
Southeast Valley Jaguars will be able
to pull at least five victories in the
most pessimistic projection, while in
the most optimistic outset could see
the Jaguars with one loss and a district
title in their inaugural season. The
most realistic prediction, however,
is Southeast Valley will be guided to
a comfortable six win season and a
potential playoff berth.

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August 11, 2014


The Farnhamville City Council met on Monday, August11th, 2014,
6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, called to order by roll call by
Mayor Frank Morgan, with council members, Barb Gregg, Jeff Kicklighter,
Herman Seil, Calvin Wooters and Clint VanKley. Others present were:
Alan Jorgensen, Roger Kopecky, Patrick Monaghan, Judy Harvey and
Ethan Joy,

Motion by Kicklighter, seconded by Gregg to approve the minutes
from July14th, 2014 regular meeting and the agenda for this meeting.
Motion carried.

Following discussion a motion by Kicklighter, seconded by VanKley to
approve the payment of the following bills. Motion carried.

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of MIDAS city will submit Notice Of Intent. Clerk directed to register 2
members of the city council to attend Finance 101 Seminar September 18,
2014 in Fort Dodge 6:30 p.m. at a cost of $25 per person.

Citizen inquired about approval process to have chickens inside city
limits? Council advised the approval process is currently on a case-bycase basis. Council also discussed expanding prior approval, 5 chicken
limit, restricting it to hens and excluding roosters. Citizen requested city
approval regarding sloping of ditch on his property which is inside city
limits. He shared the countys directive which was also obtained because
this ditch is on a county road, and the city council concurs that he may
remove (slope the ditch) from his side but he cant add to it.

Departmental Reports Library Personnel Policy Update is being
finalized and shall include library director", and possibly "library assistant"
and "cleaning person" job descriptions. Lift station pump is replaced.
City should budget for 5 truckloads salt on next budget. Discussed filling /
leveling of dirt throughout town. Directive to spray weeds at the lagoon &
the bioswale road. City will delay replacement of lawnmower and pick-up
truck at this time. Donate old fire hydrant to fire station. Infrastructure Map
project wrap-up delayed until September 2014. Council clarified dirt that is
for sale is fill dirt / clay and not black dirt. This revenue will post to Storm
Sewer.

Weston approved tree trimming quote, $1500, to Powers Tree
Service. Second by Shirbroun. MC.

Shirbroun motion to approve Estimate $1,709.50 for storm detain
work. Second by Lee. MC

Consent Agenda - July 1, 2014 Revised Minutes - City Council set a
volunteer work day to install lay out a plan for new playground equipment
at the Park July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the park. Motion by Weston to approve
the consent Agenda, Second by Martens. MC

Work continues on templates for Fiscal Year Financial Graphs and a
utility rate discussion will follow in September.

Amendment regarding animals, poultry and porcine, is not necessary.
City Code 55.05 Livestock: It is unlawful for a person to keep livestock within
the city except by written consent of the council or except in compliance
with the Citys zoning regulation. Council also discussed expanding prior
approval, 5 chicken limit, restricting it to hens and excluding roosters.

City will advertise for open seat on the Board of Adjustment, one
name is currently being considered and this Mayor appointment will be
made September 9, 2014.

City will pursue legal action to take title on 3 properties.

CDBG Storm Sewer Project. City will provide dirt to an identified
area, customer will do work so long as ditch is not filled in. Another culver
request is approved at owners expense.

Clerk will schedule a meeting to discuss Shared Police Protection.

Playground equipment volunteer work date is set for 8 a.m. Saturday
9/13/2014. Maintenance department shall secure equipment and
coordinate Iowa One Call.

Update Callender Fun Day 9/6/2014. The Citys liability insurance will
be confirmed and the committee is also soliciting security law enforcement.
Council discussed street closure, barricades, caution tape, garbage liners
and receptacles as well as 1 extra smaller garbage dumpster. Activates
include Tractor Ride, Car Show, Concerts in the Park and Bar-B-Q cookoff. Kids activities include pony rides, bouncy house, face painting, misc.
games / water fights. Food includes 500 Bacon Pork Burgers. It was noted
excluding vendor booths, Garden Winery, etc. all events are free of charge
with donations accepted.

Alan Jorgensen
July Net Wages
$2,297.35
Ag Source Laboratories
Wastewater
$234.00
BCBS Insurance
AJ Health Insurance
$645.65
Black Hills Energy
7-7 8-6
$109.50
Border States
Supplies
$123.48
Brown Supply Co
Supplies
$480.38
Calhoun County Electric Co
July
$29,814.34
Calhoun County Electric Co
Burnsite
$8.84
Calhoun County Electric Co
Outage Burnt off Jumper
$210.00
Carroll Refuse Service LLC
Garbage/Recycling
$2,850.00
Colonial Research
Supplies
$384.63
Ecolab
Pest Control
$100.91
Emily Bendickson
July Net Wages
$1,260.35
Emily Bendickson
Insurance
$224.40
Farmers Coop Co
Spring Agronomy
$67.25
Gowrie News
Newspaper
$78.58
Internal Revenue Service
SS/FWH
$2,928.05
IDNR
NPDES Permit Fee
$210.00
IPERS IPERS $1,752.81
Jerrys Electric
3 phase Transformer
$12,500.00
Judy Harvey
July Net Wages
$128.29
Mary Seil
Park
$80.00
Mundts Service Center
Police Car
$36.00
Patrick Monaghan
July Net Wages
$1,971.04
Patrick Monaghan
Cell Phone
$10.00
Patrick Monaghan
Head light/Police Car
$14.85
Patrick Monaghan
Health Insurance
$151.52
Powers Tree Service
Chip Debris from trees
$375.00
Quill.Com
Office Supplies
$95.28
Roger Kopecky
June Net Wages
$1,926.40
Roger Kopecky
Health Insurance
$630.30
Sande Construction & Supply Crane
$1,050.00
Star Energy
Fuel
$747.59
Swanson Florists
Hall/ Flowers
$42.50
JULY 2014
Treasurer State of Iowa
Sales Tax
$893.00
PAYABLES / CLAIMS
VISA
Office Supplies
$18.26
CALHOUN COUNTY ELECTRIC UTILITIES
15,540.89
VISA
Paint/Park
$38.51
IOWA DNR

DUES
253.96
Vosberg Enterprises Inc.
Intake on Summit
$150.00
DUNBAR POWER EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES
39.37
Vosberg Enterprises Inc.
Tile Supplies
$11.40
EIDE, ERIC

LEGAL
1,357.50
Vosberg Enterprises Inc.
Extend culvert
$769.50
GRAHAM TIRE

VEHICLE
44.5
Vote Construction
Park Doors
$2,498.38
GOWRIE NEWS & PRINT SHOP PUBLICATION
272.53
WCCTA Telephone $329.03
HEARTLAND BANK

FEES
1.61
USDA
Water Project
$6,987.00
IPERS

PAYROLL RELATED
1,092.88
USDA
Water Project
$245.00
IOWA UTILITIES BOARD

DUES
227

Total
$75,479.37 LEE-LUKE, DENITA, TRAINING AND REIMSURSEMENT
98.4

LEHIGH VALLEY COOP TELEP PHONE
453.04

Gregg will man the burnsite on September 20th, and Kicklighter on
ACCESS SYSTEMS

LIBRARY

79.79
October 18th.
PETTY CASH

TRAINING AND POSTAGE
74.06

Mayor visited with Wooters, VanKley, & Seil for approval for a revised
TWITO, TINA

LIBRARY

35.15
bill from IES for electric work.
MENARDS

SUPPLIES
43.39

The police report was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Gregg,
MID AMERICAN ENERGY
UTILITIES
77.62
seconded by Seil to purchase Bullet-proof Vest. Donations of $360.00
NAPA AUTO SUPPLY

SUPPLIES
84.7
have been received toward the purchase of the vest. Monaghan will be
PEDERSON SANITATION
GARBAGE/RECYCLE
475
attending the academy this fall for certification.
TREASURER-SALES TAX
SALES TAX
746

Motion by Gregg, seconded by Kicklighter to approve Resolution
IOWA ONE CALL

FEES
20.9
C-2014 Street Finance Report. Motion Carried
BAKER AND TAYLOR

LIBRARY

200.52
Motion by Kicklighter, seconded by Wooters to approve Cahoy Well
MICROMARKETING

LIBRARY

30.95
and Pump Service payment of $38,484.50 subject to USDA approval.
THE MESSENGER

LIBRARY

196.2
Motion carried.
FEATURE FILMS FOR FAMILY LIBRARY

167.35

Joy from JEO brought the council up to date on the rehab of well;
IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES
DUES
325
project is projected to be completed by September 3rd, 2014.
CITY OF CALLENDER

UTILITIES
1,877.83

Mosquito Control of Iowa sprayed the town on July 25, August 4th, &
NCIA REGIONAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILL
423
August 8th by ground.
POSTMASTER

POSTAGE
151

Next council meeting will be September 8th at 6:30 P.M.
COLLECTIONS SERVICES CTR PAYROLL REALTED
713.52

Motion by Seil, seconded by Kicklighter to adjourn the meeting.
MIDWEST MUNICIPAL TRANS
REPAIRS

230
Motion carried.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
LIBRARY

3.95
REDBOOK

LIBRARY

23.51
Emily Bendickson
Frank Morgan
BABYBUG

LIBRARY

24.95
City Clerk
Mayor
UPSTART

LIBRARY

218.81
QUILL

SUPPLIES
354.35
NORTH IOWA LIBRARIES
LIBRARY

565
HEALTH ALLIANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE
976
HACH COMPANY

CHEMICALS
55.8
PRO SOURCE SPECIALTIES
SUPPLIES
63.58
PETTY CASH LIBRARY

LIBRARY

144.15
EFTPS

PAYROLL RELTED
1,547.40
JETCO

REPAIRS

660
AG SOURCE

TESTING
323
LEGAL PUBLICATION
BLANK PARK ZOO

LIBRARY

137.84
AMENDMENT TO WEBSTER COUNTY ORDINANCE NUMBER 046; A
MID
AMERICAN
BOOKS

LIBRARY

151.6
ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE UNINCORPORATED PORTION OF
VESSCO

SUPPLIES
295.45
WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA AND OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
OVERDRIVE

LIBRARY

333.84
WOODRUFF ELECTRIC
CONTRACT LABOR
1,693.50

The Webster County Board of Supervisors will hold a PUBLIC
STOREY
KENWORTHY

SUPPLIES
661.95
HEARING on Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board
IDRIVE

TECHNOLOGY
49.5
of Supervisors Room, Webster County Courthouse, Fort Dodge, Iowa,
MATT KNIPP

REPAIRS

75
regarding the above caption amendment.
GEHRKE, INC.

LABOR
4,500.00

The PUBLIC HEARING will be the final consideration of an
HEARTLAND
COMMUNICATIONS,
LIBRARY

18
amendment to Zoning Ordinance # 046 and Zoning Map to rezone the
LOOKOUT BOOKS

LIBRARY

211.92
following described property from A-1 to A-2: Beginning from the Northwest
KNOW BUDDY RESOURCES
LIBRARY

64.9
corner of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 10,
STRAIGHT TALK

PHONE

49.43
Township 87 North, Range 28 West of the 5th P.M., Webster County, Iowa;
QUALITY
PUMP
AND
CONTROL

PUMP
REPAIR
737.74
thence 555 to the East along the existing Northern boundary, thence 355
PELLA
LIBRARY 90.95
to the South, thence 130 to the West, thence 330 to the South, thence
ALLURE

LIBRARY

13.91
355 to the West, thence 260 to the North along the existing western
PAYROLL CHECKS, PAYROLL CHECKS ON 07/10/2014
2,340.67
boundary, thence 100 to the Northwest angled along the existing property
PAYROLL
CHECKS,
PAYROLL
CHECKS
ON
07/22/2014

2,702.37
boundary, and 350 to the North along the existing property boundary,
ending at the existing Northwest corner. (Mike Halligan intends to use it
CLAIMS TOTAL

44,422.73
residentially).
GENERAL FUND

10,067.61

Copies of the full text of said Ordinance No. 046 are available at the
ROAD
USE
TAX
FUND

873.95
County Auditor's Office and may be obtained there.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FUND

244
WATER FUND

4,872.54
Carol Messerly
SEWER FUND

3,926.54
Webster County Auditor
ELECTRIC FUND

19,938.09
STORM WATER FUND

4,500.00

WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

CITY OF
CALLENDER

CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES


Tuesday - August 12, 2014

The City Council Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor
Randy Hanson. Present Dave Lee, Kim Jondle, Darryl Shirbroun and
Wanda Martens. Don Weston joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m.
Shirley Helgevold from MIDAS shared the citys recent CDBG
Housing Rehabilitation Grant Application scores and comments. It was
noted LMI data from US Census and Comp Plan is to old. MIDAS will
seek additional home assistance programs, it was suggested we include
more volunteer information, form a housing committee, show more project
readiness in the administrative plan and complete environmental, income
verifications, etc. in advance. City will proceed with another LMI survey.
Regarding restricting hog confinements within 2 mile radius of city limits,
this was not addressed in Comp Plan because the city does not have
authority within a 2 mile zone however the county does. The county is
governed by state DNR. The city can annex but we are not prepared to
assume responsibility of additional roads, infrastructure, etc. There is a
matrix by the state that defines distance from homes, from water usage,
etc. The perimeter around Callender is zoned A2 which is a gradual step
to Ag but the county cannot restrict so long as it fits within the state matrix.
Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan; continue to provide updates as action
items are completed. The school is not in the current plan because it was
already closed with the county update. City will pursue grant funding for
a safe shelter. After city identifies more specifics and costs, with the help

Motion by Weston to adjourn at 9:30 p.m., Second by Shirbroun. MC


_________________________________
Randy Hanson - Mayor
Denita Lee-Luke City Clerk

GOWRIE
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Regular Meeting
August 12, 2014


Regular meeting was held August 12, 2014, 5:30 PM at the utilities
office with the following board members present: Boerner, Lane, and
Sturm. Mayor, Dave Stokesbary, and council liaison, Gayle Redman, were
present also. Lynn Rittgers arrived at 5:55pm.

Motion by Boerner to approve minutes and financials, second Sturm.
Carried-all ayes.

Bills allowed on motion by Boerner, subject to audit, second Sturm.
Carried-all ayes.
ANGSTROM, CHUCK
MEDICAL EXPENSES/CELL PHONE 202.00
PAYROLL TAXES
STATE TAXES

790.00
ARAMARK
BLDG & MAINT SUPPLIES

53.74
BLACK HILLS ENERGY UTILITY SERVICE

69.19
JIM BLAIR SANITATION RECYCLING-378 CUSTOMERS
1,701.00
TCB SANITATION
GARBAGE-378 CUST & 10 TAGS 5,869.00
CITY OF GOWRIE
ELEC, WATER, AND GARBAGE
1,500.17
EMC

DIST SUPPLIES & MATERIALS 430.75

GMU

UTILITY SERVICE

2,380.94
GOWRIE NEWS
FLUSHING HYDRANTS ADS/MIN.
122.27
GOWRIE SERVICE
FUEL & TIRES

1,376.27
HAWKINS INC
CHLORINE CYLINDER

228.50
ACHFILE-HEARTLAND BANK, ACHFILE

32.10
SINKING FUNDS-HEARTLAND, SINKING FUNDS
10,800.00
IOWA ONE CALL
SERVICE LOCATES

20.80
KRIZ-DAVIS COMPANY DIST SUPPLIES & MATERIALS
97.80
MANGOLD ENVIRON TESTING, WW COMPOSITES
928.00
NAPA

MOTOR VEH, BLDG, & DIST SUPP 80.79
OFFICE ELEMENTS
COPIER CONTRACT

81.45
STATE HYGIENIC LABORATORY, TESTING

19.00
SALES TAX
SALES TAX

3,074.00
WCCTA
TELEPHONE

307.16
CHASE PAYMENTECH MONTHLY FEE

33.35
SIMECA
POWER PURCHASED
45,119.95
EFTPS

FED/FICA TAX

4,324.28
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS, HEALTH INSURANCE
3,952.28
DELTA DENTAL OF IOWA, DENTAL INSURANCE

252.58
PRINCIPAL LIFE
LIFE INSURANCE

73.60
POSTMASTER
ANNUAL BOX RENT

68.00
IPERS

IPERS

2,555.86
ENGQUIST LUMBER CO.,BLDG SUPPLIES/TAPE MEASURE 14.99
STUART C IRBY CO.,ELEC DIST SUPPLIES & MATERIALS
710.07
BROWN SUPPLY COMPANY, WATER DIST SUPPLIES/CLAMP 73.96
EUANS, PETE
VALVE EXERCISING

540.00
GOWRIE DEVELOPMENT COMM, AC REBATE

100.00
CIPCO, 1ST HALF EXCESS PROPERTY TAXES
7,698.50
IDNR-WASTEWATER PERMIT, ANNUAL NPDES PERMIT FEE
210.00
T & R ELECTRIC SUPPLY, SUBSTATION TESTING

125.00
TAYLOR CLEANING
OFFICE CLEANING

90.00
HARCOURT EQUIPMENT, MOWER PARTS/WW

71.97
BOMGAARS
SMALL TOOLS

9.98
BIANCHI HEATING & COOLING

SERVICE CENTRAL AC @ ELEC PLNT
111.83
INTERSTATE ALL BATTERY, BATTERIES

42.27
MIKE & BETH SMITH, REFUND CREDIT BALANCE ON BILL
18.32
RYAN ROEPSCH, REIMBURSE 1/2 MJTS-MODULE 3
225.00
REBECCA MORFORD, REFUND CREDIT ON FINAL BILL
14.02
DEPOSIT REFUNDS, REFUND DATE 08/01/2014

158.30
PAYROLL CHECKS
TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS
12,532.71

Agenda was approved by consensus.



Total revenues for month - $116,272.76. Total expenses for month $94,816.58.

Motion by Sturm to give the 1994 Chevy pickup to the City of Gowrie
to use as a trade in, second, Boerner. Carried-all ayes.

Discussion about what color to paint the water tower. Consensus
was to keep it the current color.

In new business, Mayor, Dave Stokesbary, presented the board with
the idea of hiring an extra maintenance person to share between the city
and utilities. His thought was to hire someone at $13 to $14 per hour, with
the utilities paying approximately 1/3 of the wages or $11,000 to $12,000
per year. He would also like to see the electric line department contracted
out due to the inability to keep young linemen. Chuck is to check with other
towns about contracting line work out.

Election of Board Officers was held: Boerner moved to elect Debra
Tvrdik as Chair, second Sturm. Carried-all ayes.

Sturm moved to elect Jeff Boerner as Vice Chair, second Rittgers.
Carried-all ayes.

Motion by Boerner, second Sturm to elect Brad Lane as Secretary/
Treasurer. Carried-all ayes.

Discussion about the Merchant Job Training and Safety Program.
Currently the employee pays for half the cost of the module and is then
reimbursed upon completion of the module. Boerner moved to hold the
last reimbursement for 6 months after completion of the 4th module,
second Sturm. Carried-all ayes.

Consensus of the board to look at replacing the light plant office
furnace and air conditioner.
Sturm moved to adjourn, second Boerner. Meeting adjourned 6:20 PM.

Next regular meeting to be held September 9, 2014, 7:00 pm at the
utilities building.
__________________________________
Patrice Klingson
Brad Lane
Sec of Board
Chairman Protem

Medicare Seminar
Fort Dodge Sept. 18
Seminar at Friendship Haven...

A two hour seminar, Welcome to Medicare,


covering multiple parts of Medicare will take
place at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, in the
Celebration Center Meeting Room, Aug 18, 6 p.m.
To register call the SHIIP (Senior Health
Insurance Information Program) office in Des
Moines at 1-800-351-4664. Anybody interested
must be registered by Sept. 9.
The seminar will cover Medicare Part A and
Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part
D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare
supplement insurance.
The seminar is being offered by the Friendship
Haven SHIIP counselors. SHIIP counselors are
trained by the state and do not sell or promote any
types of insurance.

Prairie Valley Adult


Education Quilt Class


The Prairie Valley Adult Education quilt
class will begin on Monday, August 25 at 7 PM.
This will be held in the Family and Consumer
Science Education classroom at Prairie Valley
High School.

Ending date of the class has yet to be determined but will be in October. Information
about the quilt, material, etc. will be given the
first night. Quilters will need to purchase the
March/April 2013 issue of Fons and Porters Love
of Quilting magazine for the quilt pattern for this
year, which is called Hunters Star.

Colleen Traster, instructor for the class,
will have a quilt to show on the first meeting
night. If you have any questions about the pattern or quilt materials, please call Colleen Traster
at 352-3968. If you have questions about the class
or would like to sign up, please call Sherry Vogel
at 712-830-5108.

Aug 20, 2014

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Prairie Valley Softball All-Time Records


Team Records
Individual Records Batting Average
Year
Team
Year Player
Ave.
2011
.344
2010 Katie Lambert
.548
2012
.334
2012 Clara Pearson
.495
2014
.326
1996 Shaun Vote
.478
2010
.318
1996 Tracy Vote
.474
2013
.307
2014 Erica Rittgers
.473
2001
.300
2011 Clara Pearson
.463
2007
.296
1997 Tracy Vote
.457
1996
.293
2012 Josie Lambert
.456
1997
.289
2014 Karlee Walker
.447
1994
.274
2014 Katie Kehoe
.441
2003
.274
2003 Lindsey Black
.437
2000
.270
2001 Abby Wilson
.427
1998
.260
2008 Katie Lambert
.423
2002
.260
2009 Katie Lambert
.416
2003
.260
2003 Jennifer Porter
.409


2013 Erica Rittgers
.409
Stolen Bases
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
2013
167
2012 Clara Pearson
38
2010
139
2010 Lindsey Kruse
31
2011
139
2013 Clara Pearson
31
2012
129
2011 Clara Pearson
30
2014
88
2013 Erica Rittgers
30
2009
83
2011 Marlee Walker
29
1998
82
2012 Marlee Walker
26
1997
72
2010 Katie Lambert
24
2007
54
1998 Marta Tasler
22
1996
44
2013 Natalie Lambert
22
2000
42
2009 Lindsey Kruse
20
2008
31
2013 Cally Duncan
20
2003
22

Home Runs
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
2011
19
2010 Katie Lambert
9
2010
18
2011 Clara Pearson
9
2013
13
2013 Allie Berg
9
1997
11
1997 Tracy Vote
7
2014
10
2002 Lindsey Black
6
2003
7
2003 Lindsey Black
6
2012
7
2010 Blair Moore
4
2002
6
2011 Josie Lambert
4
2007
6
2012 Clara Pearson
4
1996
4
2014 Clara Pearson
4
2009
4
1996 Shaun Vote
3
1998
3
1997 Sara Nolte
3


2007 Keri Langner
3


2010 Clara Pearson
3


2011 Kat Gleason
3


2013 Clara Pearson
3
Triples
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
1997
15
1997 Tracy Vote
5
2008
15
1996 Shaun Vote
4
2007
13
1996 Tracy Vote
4
1996
12
2008 Breann Moore
4
2011
11
2009 Katie Lambert
4
1994
8
1994 Mindy Jacobs
3
2009
8
2003 Lindsey Black
3
2010
8
2011 Blair Moore, Clara Pearson
3
2012
8
2011 Kat Gleason
2
2013
6
2012 Marlee Walker, Dani Peterson 2
2003
5
2013 Katie Kehoe
2
2014
5
2014 Karlee Walker, Clara Pearson 2
Doubles
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
2011
85
2011 Clara Pearson
17
2012
77
2011 Blair Moore
15
1997
63
2012 Clara Pearson
15
2010
56
1997 Tracy Vote
14
2013
54
2010 Katie Lambert
13
2008
47
2008 Katie Lambert
13
2014
45
2011 Kat Gleason
13
2007
44
2012 Josie Lambert
13
1996
29
1997 Shannon Robeson
12
2003
27
2014 Katie Kehoe
12
2009
27
2011 Josie Lambert
11
2002
23
2013 Allie Berg
11
1994
22
2009 Katie Lambert
10


2011 Marlee Walker
10
2012 Cassidy Brinkman, Marlee Walker, Dani Peterson 10


2013 Clara Pearson
10
Hits
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
2011
346
1997 Tracy Vote
58
1997
331
2012 Clara Pearson
54
2012
313
2011 Clara Pearson
50
2013
264
2011 Blair Moore
48
2010
254
2012 Josie Lambert
47
2007
247
2010 Katie Lambert
46
2014
227
2011 Marlee Walker
46
2003
210
2014 Erica Rittgers
43
2000
203
2011 Josie Lambert
40
2002
203
2013 Clara Pearson
40
1996
192
2012 Marlee Walker
39
2009
192
2011 Kat Gleason
38
2008
175
2013 Erica Rittgers
38
1994
158
1996 Tracy Vote
37

2007 Kristina Heatherington, Rebecca Black,

2009 Katie Lambert
37
Runs
Year
Team
Year Player
Total
2011
279
2011 Clara Pearson
52
1997
272
1997 Tracy Vote
45
1998
228
2012 Clara Pearson
40
2012
220
2011 Marlee Walker
37
2010
202
2012 Marlee Walker
37
2007
191
1998 Tracy Vote
33

2013
174
2007 Rebecca Black
2014
165
2010 Katie Lambert
1996
161
2001 Marta Tasler
2001
161
2010 Lindsey Kruse
2002
149
2003 Jennifer Porter
2009
135
2014 Clara Pearson
2003
132
2002 Lindsey Black
1994
131
2011 Kat Gleason


2014 Erica Rittgers
RBIs
Year
Team
Year Player
2011
260
1997 Tracy Vote
1997
220
2012 Josie Lambert
1998
214
2012 Clara Pearson
2012
211
2011 Kat Gleason
2010
176
2011 Clara Pearson
1996
161
2003 Lindsey Black
2007
157
2011 Blair Moore
2013
136
1998 Tracy Vote
2014
135
2010 Katie Lambert
2002
119
2011 Josie Lambert
2003
103
2007 Molly Peterson
2000
96
2013 Allie Berg
2008
85
2014 Katie Kehoe
Pitching Records
Year
Player W/L
2010
Hillary Hanson 19-7
2014
Natalie Lambert 18-7
2007
Rebecca Black
17-9
2012
Cassidy Brinkman 17-9
2000
Kailee Miller
16-13
2003
Christina McClean 15-8
1997
Jill Byrne
14-10
1998
Kris Miller
14-14
2002
Christina McClain 12-11
2009
Hillary Hanson 12-15
1997
Kris Miller
11-5
2001
Christina McLean 11-14


1999
1998

1997
1996

1995
1994
1992
1991
1990

32
32
31
29
27
27
26
26
2
Total
50
45
43
42
39
38
38
37
36
33
29
29
27

Post-Season Honors - Class 2A All-State Teams


2014

2012

2011



2010



2009
2004
2002

1998

Clara Pearson IF 3rd Team Iowa Girls Coachs


Association
Clara Pearson Utility 3rd Team Iowa Girls

Coachs Association
Kat Gleason-OF 2nd Team Iowa Sports
Connection, Honorable Mention IGCA
Clara Pearson-Utility-3rd Team, Blair Moore 3B-
Honorable Mention IGCA
Katie Lambert-IF - 1st Team-Iowa Sports
Connection, 2nd Team IGCA
Hillary Hanson, Lindsey Kruse, Sierra Wellman -
Honorable Mention IGCA
Katie Lambert-IF Honorable Mention IGCA
Lindsey Black-IF Honorable Mention IGCA
Katie Martin-OF, Lindsey Black-IF Honorable
Mention IGCA
Tracy Vote Catcher Third Team IGCA

Class 2A IGCA All-District Team


2014
Clara Pearson-SS, Natalie Lambert-P
2012
Josie Lambert-Catcher, Clara Pearson-3B
2011
Blair Moore-3B, Kat Gleason-OF,

Clara Pearson-Utility
2010
Katie Lambert-IF
2009
Katie Lambert-IF
2004
Lindsey Black-IF
1998
Tracy Vote-Catcher
Twin Lake Conference All-Conference Teams
1st Team (U-Unanimous Selection)
2014
Clara Pearson-IF-U, Katie Kehoe-Utility,

Karlee Walker-OF, Natalie Lambert-P
2013
Clara Pearson-IF
2012
Cassidy Brinkman-P, Josie Lambert-C,

Marlee Walker-OF, Clara Pearson-IF
2011
Blair Moore-IF-U, Cassidy Brinkman-P-U,

Kat Gleason-OF,Clara Pearson-Utility
2010
Katie Lambert-IF-U, Hillary Hanson-Pitcher-U,

Lindsey Kruse-Catcher-U, Blair Moore-Utility
2009
Katie Lambert-IF
2007
Kristina Heatherington-OF, Rebecca Black-P
2004
Lindsey Black-IF-U, Amy Seil-OF
2003
Amy Seil-OF, Lindsey Black-IF-U, Jen Porter-U
2002
Katie Martin-OF, Lindsey Black-IF
2001
Marta Tasler-IF
2000
Krystal Hanson-IF, Nicole Seil-OF
1999
Krystal Hanson-IF, Nicole Seil-OF
1998
Tracy Vote-U, Nicole Seil-OF
1997
Tracy Vote-C
1996
Shaun Vote-IF
1994
Amy Van Kley-OF, Jill Byrne-P
1992
Amy Van Kley-OF
1990
Angie Meyer-U
2nd Team
2014
Erica Rittgers-IF
2013
Cally Duncan-IF, Taylor Montgomery-OF
2012
Dani Peterson-IF
2011
Marlee Walker-OF, Cally Duncan-IF
2010
Sierra Wellman-IF, Kat Gleason-OF, Marlee Walker-OF
2009
Lindsey Kruse-Ut, Hillary Hanson-P, Abby Gleason-OF
2008
Katie Lambert-IF, Lindsey Kruse-C
2007
Molly Peterson-IF, Keri Langner-C
2006
Breann Moore-Ut, Dani Sibbitt-OF,

Rebecca Black-P, Keri Langner-C
2003
Christina Mclean-P
2002
Christina Mclean-P, Amy Seil-OF, Abby Wilson-Ut
2001
Katie Martin-OF
2000
Molly Olson-C, Kailee Miller-P, Marta Tasler-IF,

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Lindsey Black-IF
Kailee Miller-P, Marta Tasler-IF, Molly Olson-OF
Marta Tasler-OF, Kris Miller-P, Sara Nolte-IF,
Molly Olson-OF
Kris Miller-P, Nicole Seil-OF, Sara Nolte-Ut
Jill Byrne-P, Kris Miller-P, Cassie Mundt-OF,
Tracy Vote-Ut
Jill Byrne-P, Shaun Vote-IF, Cassie Mundt-OF
Mindy Jacobs
Chrissy Hofbauer-IF, Melissa Pearson-OF
Chrissy Hofbauer-IF, Brenda Shirbroun
Amy Gustafson, Heather Telleen

3rd Team
2012
Jess Frahm-IF
2005
Molly Peterson-IF, Kris Porter-C
2004
Kristi Gleason, Kris Porter-C
2003
Kris Porter-Ut
Honorable Mention
2014
Anna Heatherington-OF
2013
Katie Kehoe-Utility
2012
Megan Peterson-DH
2002
Jennifer Porter-Ut
2001
Jennifer Porter-Ut, Lindsey Black-IF
2000
Lindsay Thomas, Abby Wilson
1999
Megan Stabbe, Jessi Beck,
1998
Kailee Miller-P, Krystal Hanson-IF
1997
Jill Byrne-P, Marta Tasler-OF
1996
Steph Vandi, Sara Nolte-Ut
1995
Tracy Vote-Ut, Kari Adam
1994
Kari Gleason-OF, Shaun Vote-IF
1992
Marsha Birkland, Mindy Jacobs
1991
Mindy Jacobs, Monica Peterson
1990
Amy Carlson, Jeri Jo Ball
Team Awards
2014
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year
Team Attitude
Hustle
Golden Glove
Hard Hat
Lunch Bucket
2013
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year
Team Attitude
Hustle
Golden Glove
2012
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year
Team Attitude
Hustle
Golden Glove
2011
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year
Team Attitude
Hustle
2010
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year
Team Attitude
Hustle
2009
MVP
Most Improved
Rookie of the Year

Clara Pearson, Natalie Lambert


Anna Heatherington, Gabby Dorsey
Chelsea Mitchell
Jaiden Ackerson
Karlee Walker
Allie Berg
Kenly Clough
Katie Kehoe
Clara Pearson
Allie Berg, Erica Rittgers
Kenly Clough
Kate Dyer
Taylor Montgomery
Cally Duncan
Cassidy Brinkman
Dani Peterson
Natalie Lambert
Erica Rittgers
Clara Pearson
Marlee Walker
Clara Pearson, Dani Peterson
Josie Lambert
Karlee Walker
Megan Peterson
Katie Kehoe
Katie Lambert, Hillary Hanson, Lindsey Kruse
Kat Gleason
Clara Pearson
Dani Peterson
Katie Clough
Katie Lambert
Cassidy Brinkman
Taylor Montgomery

Team Win/Loss Records


All Games (rated by W/L %)
Conference Games
Year W-L Coach
Year FinishW-L Coach
2010 21-10 Brian Gleason 2014 1st 10-0 Brian Gleason
1996 17-9 Curt Valentine 2010 1st 9-1 Brian Gleason
2003 15-8 Jim Short
2011 2nd 8-2 Brian Gleason
2014 18-10 Brian Gleason 2003 2nd 8-4 Jim Short
2012 21-13 Brian Gleason 2009 2nd 6-4 Brian Gleason
2011 22-14 Brian Gleason 2012 3rd 7-3 Brian Gleason
1997 25-16 Craig Martin 2007 3rd 8-6 Lindsey Black
2002 13-11 Jim Short
1990 4th 7-5 Kristi Castenson
2000 16-14 Craig Martin 1996 5th 6-6 Curt Valentine
2007 17-15 Lindsey Black 2000 5th 6-6 Craig Martin
1998 22-25 Craig Martin 1994 5th 5-7 Curt Valentine
1990 13-15 Kristi Castenson 1997 5th 5-7 Craig Martin
2009 14-17 Brian Gleason 1999 5th 5-7 Craig Martin
1994 10-13 Curt Valentine 2001 5th 4-8 Christi Kehoe
1999 14-22 Craig Martin 1995 6th 5-7 Curt Valentine
2001 11-16 Christi Kehoe 1998 6th 5-7 Craig Martin
2013 12-21 Brian Gleason 2008 6th 5-7 Steve Drew
2004 9-18 Jim Short
2013 6th 4-6 Brian Gleason
1995 7-17 Curt Valentine 2004 7th 3-11 Jim Short
2008 7-20 Steve Drew
2006 7th 3-12 Lindsey Black
2006 7-20 Lindsey Black 2005 8th 2-12 Brandy Hoffman
1992 5-19 Curt Valentine 1992 8th 0-12 Curt Valentine
2005 5-21 Brandy Hoffman1991 8th 0-12 Kristi Castenson
1991 3-21 Kristi Castenson

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Aug 20, 2014

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Bill Vote, Farnhamville,


mini tractor and truck
pulling champion
Five Pound Pro Stock Class...

Mini tractor and truck pulling enthusiasts from across the Midwest gathered at the
Iowa State Fair on Sunday for the 2014 MicroMini Tractor and Truck Pull contest.

Bill Vote of Farnhamville was the
Champion in the Five Pound Pro Stock class,
and took silver in the Three Pound Pro Stock
and the Super Stock divisions.

Micro-mini tractors and trucks originate
from an Ertl-type tractor or Tonka-style truck,
which are then fitted with a model airplane or
remote control car engine. The tractor or truck
is also equipped with a driveline and special
pulling tires.


Alex Alliger of Gowrie brought home the Champion Medium Weight Market Gilt and
Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Borrow at the Iowa State Fiar.

Alex Alliger, Gowrie, has champion


market gilt at Iowa State Fair


Nearly 250 exhibits showed 568 animals in this years competition and Alex Alliger
of Gowrie brought home the Champion Medium Weight Market Gilt and Reserve Champion
Light Weight Market Borrow.

The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Pigs, along with 14 other livestock champions, will be auctioned in the prestigious Sale of

Champions on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m.


in the Penningroth Media Center of the Putney
Family Cattle Barn. The event is sponsored by
the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement, a non-profit organization established to
encourage the pursuit of agriculture-related careers by Iowas youth.

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Wendy.
Wendy who?
Wendy wind blows de cradle will rock.
--------Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Butter.
Butter who?
I butter not tell you!