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Dec.

3, 2014

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Armanis Patton
signs historic
newspaper receipts

VOL. 124 NO. 49

Lane sisters discover


historic records. . .



Renae Lane, Farnhamville, was cleaning with her sister and they were looking at
some things saved by their mother.

There were two receipts that were noteworthy. Both were subscription receipts of the
Dayton Review, both of which were more than
100 years old. And one receipt was signed by
co-publisher Armanis Patton, from the same
third generation family that published the
Gowrie News.

The subscriptions were taken out by A.
J. Lundberg who was Renaes grandfather, or
perhaps his father.

Mr. Lundberg had one subscription for
$1.15 for the year. The subscription went from
Jan. 1, 1900, to Jan. 1, 1901. The receipt was
signed Patton and Rolfe.

Emory Rolfe was the Editor of the Dayton Review and Armanis Patton was the manager. They were publishers of the Dayton Review.

The second receipt was even older. The
Dayton Review subscription started on Jan. 1,
1895 and went through Jan. 1., 1896. The subscription cost was $1.

I guess the Review has been around for
a few years, wrote Renae. We thank Renae for
mailing us these very historic receipts.

Thursday, Nov 20
Gowrie Fire Dept., 7:00 p.m. at the fire station.
Monday, Nov 24
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith
Lutheran Church Harcourt.
Tuesday, Nov 25
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards),
1:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Wednesday, nov 26
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 gnews@wccta.net

The winning class for the SV food drive is pictured above. In the first row are Nate Montgomery, Quinton Clancy, Parker Johnson, Jarret Loeske, and Chase Swieter. Pictured in
the second row are Hayley Studyvin, Jezzika Johnson, Maddison Lundberg, Jaynie Ferrari,
Delaney Conrad, Katie Wickwire, Cassidy Lambert, Kasey Lundberg, Shelby Cummins,
and Morgan Castenson. Story on page 7.

New library furnace, pool repairs


reviewed at Gowrie Council meeting
Gowrie utility garage doors, traffic cameras. . .
By Jill Viles

The Gowrie Public Library announced
at the Gowrie City Council meeting Monday,
Nov. 17, that the annual bake and book sale
was a success.

They Gowrie library raised $1,381.50,
and Thrivent will match this up to $300, for a
total of $1, 681.50. This is believed to be the
most profitable sale to date. A truckload of unsold materials will be donated to an organization that ships books to the needy in the Philippines.

In other council news, the Gowrie police
reported that Halloween celebrations went fine
and no significant problems occurred. They advised the council that the proposed changes to
the school bus location for drop off and pick
up will not be pursued at this time. They advise waiting until the beginning of the academic
year if any changes are to be implemented.
ATV policy in Gowrie

Additionally, some discussion was held
regarding the driving of ATVs within the city
limits of Gowrie. Police Chief McCormack
says he doesnt mind citizens using ATVs in
Gowrie, provided they use the most direct route

to travel from driveway to countryside, and


strive to travel to a gravel route, whenever possible. He advised there already is a route for
snowmobile traffic within Gowrie.

The Utilities board described concerns
regarding the recent painting of the water tower.
The work has been assessed, and it was determined the paint is not thick enough. Those who
painted the tower insist that enough paint was
used, and expressed that if a sealant is used, this
provides more protection for the paint job. The
board has insisted the warranty be raised from
15 to 30 years if the extra paint is not added.
Gowrie pool repairs, possible lawsuit

The Gowrie pool has encountered difficulties with refurbishment as well. Pipes
beneath the pool burst during the hot summer
months requiring twice as much water usage as
the previous year. Additionally, patch work has
been done along the perimeter of the pool, but
citizens to the pool board report it is not up to
snuff. Those involved in the pool renovation
have been paid in full. It was suggested that the
warranty be extended and perhaps a lawsuit is
in order.
Gowrie City Council Continued on page 4...
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Dec. 3, 2014

Webster County 4-H Awards


Banquet held Sunday, Nov. 30

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Years of Service, scholarships, Alumni


Awards among many recognized. . .

The annual Webster County 4-H Leaders
Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was held
Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Starlite Village in Fort
Dodge with over 300 in attendance. The banquet
is sponsored each year by the Webster County
4-H Foundation and the Webster County Extension and Outreach Office.
The County 4-H Council introduced special
guests and 4-H supporters. They then introduced
the 4-H leaders for the past year who presented
awards to members of their respective clubs for
Junior, Intermediate and Senior Achievement
and Outstanding Club Officers.

Country Charmers: Officer Awards Allison Carlon Secretary, Cameron Pliner Reporter, Katelyn Pliner Vice President

Dayton Tigers: Junior Achievement
Awards Ally Anderson, Reed Andrews, Carly
Davis, Taegen Long, Jillian Mentzer, Jacob
Muench, Teighan Osborne, Kylie Weiland Intermediate Achievement Awards Randy Andrews, Cassidy Lambert, Joel Lambert, Karrigan
Mentzer, Jayden Muench Senior Achievement
Awards Joel Anderson Officer Awards Kierra
Eldridge Treasurer, Alexis Hanson Vice
President, Karrigan Mentzer Historian, Jacob
Muench Recreation

Elkhorn Earlybirds: Junior Achievement Awards Kian Clark, Adalyn Lawman, Nathan Rethwisch, Jessica Shirbroun Intermediate Achievement Awards Kylie Clark, Senior
Achievement Awards Kaitlyn Clark, Rachel
Rethwisch Officer Awards Jessica Shirbourn
Treasurer

Gowrie
Groundbreakers:
Junior
Achievement Awards Blake Peterson Intermediate Achievement Awards Samantha Alphs,
Ben Carlson, Maddy Christensen, Alex Pudenz,
Matthew Ross Senior Achievement Awards Josh
Carlson Officer Awards Joshua Carlson President, Jarrett Loseke, Hannah Peterson, Kendall
Sandgren Historian, Matthew Ross Recreation, Katie Walrod Vice President

Silver Spurs: Junior Achievement
Awards Morgan Walsh, Emma Woltman Intermediate Acheivement Awards Elizabeth Woltman Senior Achievement Awards Ashlee Grady,
Jenna Sankey Officer Awards Garrett Barker
Photographer, Libbie Lowry Vice President,

Jenna Sankey President, Elizabeth Woltman


Historian.

Washington Winners: Junior Achievement Awards Megan Anderson, Ryan Fransen,
Jacob Geis, Christine Housken, Alyson Nieland,
Dillon Summers, Samuel Sytsma Intermediate Achievement Awards Evan Anderson, Leah
Gibbons, Lauren Harris, Justin Koester, Tommy
Lennon, Olivia Mitchell, Ashley Nieland, Daven Rees, Hannah Rees, Dillon Sytsma Senior
Achievement Awards Madison Anderson, Matt
Fransen, Collin Harris, Devin Summers Officer
Awards Madison Anderson President, Megan
Anderson, Aubrey Holtorf, Carson Holtorf, Peyton Powell, Daven Rees, and Samuel Sytsma
Historian, Collin Harris Secretary, Christine
Housken, Hannah Rees Recreation Leader,
Leslie Housken Reporter, Tommy Lennon
Vice President, Olivia Mitchell Treasurer,
Devin Summers Photographer

4-Hers who had completed their first
year in 4-H were also recognized during the evening.

4-H award of clover pins and certificates
were presented for volunteers serving five, fifteen and twenty years as a 4-H volunteer. Five
years of service to the 4-H program receive the
silver clover pin: Howard Haase, Photography
Workshop Leader; Jodena Harris, Washington
Winners Club Leader; Troy Harris, Rifle and
Archery Discipline Leader; Karen Hayes, Pet
Superintendent; Angie & Mark Kiefer, Lost
Grove Harvester Club Leaders; Thera Shey McMahon, Badger Builders & Fort Dodge Falcons
Club Leader; Sue Montgomery, Elkhorn Eagles
Club Leader; Laura Walsh, Badger Builders
Club Leader, Khris Wolff, Johnson Jaguars Club
Leader

Receiving a pearl pin for 15 years of service: Loren Adam, Sheep Committee; Receiving a diamond pin for 20 years of service: Ray
Kauffman, Sheep Project Leader and Lauri McIntire, Sheep and Horse Projects Leader

Leaders thanked for working with youth
are: Janelle Hotz as a Youth Committee member,
Barb Martin as leader of the Nifty Newark, Sue
Montgomery as leader of the Elkhorn Eagles,
and Deb Rockow leader of the Douglas Dreamers.


Lori Long of Gowrie and Brad
Oeltjenbruns received the Honorary 4-H
member award at the recent 4-H banquet.
Long has volunteered with the beef, poultry
and rabbit 4-H projects while Oeltjenbruns
has helped the sheep committee.


County project awards were presented
to the 4-H members by Extension staff members and the County Youth and 4-H Committee
members. 4-Hers had to submit their record
keeping materials in order to be considered for
these awards. Citizenship, communication, and
leadership were considered when selections were
made.

Abby Anderlik Long Time Record
Keeping; Brooklin Border Clothing Selection,
Food & Nutrition, Leadership, Music, Visual
Art; Samantha Dischler Long Time Record
Keeping; Jordan Johnson Beef; Haley Ledford Dog; Anna Lewandowski Poultry; Jacob Lewandowski Long Time Record Keeping; Karrigan Mentzer Rabbit; Olivia Mitchell
Communications, Visual Art; Hannah Peterson
Citizenship, Leadership, Long Time Record
Keeping; Katelyn Pliner Long Time Record
Keeping; Daven Rees Aerospace; Hannah
Rees Sheep, Veterinary Science; Maric Salocker Long Time Record Keeping; Kelsey West
Fashion Revue, Long Time Record Keeping

Chicago Award Trip Participants: Kaitlyn Clark, Samantha Dischler, Jacob Lewandowski, Katelyn Pliner

Achievement Award: Rachel Rethwisch.

An award was given to nine 4-Hers
for their extra work and dedication to the 4-H
program. This award called the 4-H Spirit
Award was given at the Junior level to Christine
Housken, of the Washington Winners, Kennedy
Johnson of the C/C Sidekicks, Nathan Rethwisch
and Jessica Shirbroun both of the Elkhorn Earlybirds; at the Intermediate level to Justin Koester of the Washington Winners; Senior Level to
Kaitlyn Clark of the Elkhorn Earlybirds, Adam
Ladlie of the C/C Sidekicks, and Austin Stewart
Webster Co. 4-H continued on page 3...

Dec. 3, 2014

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Community leaders explain child


safety at Dayton Elementary School
Be a parent and a friend. . .


Wednesday, Nov. 18 surrounding community leaders got together explaining how important child safety is at the Dayton Elementary.

The Fort Dodge Messenger noted Dayton Police Chief Nick Dunbar was a key speaker
stating that Stranger Danger works. He noted
the attempted abductions from September and
the child in Dayton yelled stranger danger
and ran. Dunbar also explained how important
it is have that bond with your child so he or she
knows they can come to you with anything and
that you can be a parent and a friend at the
same time.

Dayton Elementary Principal, Dan
Grandfield mentioned the idea of having a symbol in homes designating them as safe houses
and there would be an application and screening
process on who would be allowed that designation.

Denise Shepard of Dayton also present-

I Love You More


by Jennifer Murphy

One man, three wives, the perfect murder. A scintillating novel of betrayal and conspiracy.

Picasso Lane is twelve years old when
her father, Oliver, is murdered at their summer
beach house. Her mother, Diana, is the primary
suspectuntil the police discover his second
wife, and then his third. The women say they
have never metbut Picasso knows otherwise.
Picasso remembers the morning beautiful Jewels showed up at their house, carrying the same
purse as her mother, and a family portrait featuring her father with two strange boys.

Picasso remembers lifting the phone,
listening to late night calls with Bert, a woman
heavily pregnant with Oliver's fourth child. As
the police circle and a detective named Kyle
Kennedy becomes a regular fixture in their
home, Picasso tries to make sense of her father's
death, the depth of his deceit, and the secrets
that bind these three women. Cunningly paced
and plotted, I Love You More is a riveting novel
of misplaced loyalty, jealousy, and revenge.

DNR installs 75 foot


bridge at Brushy Creek
State Park near Lehigh
Brushy Creek has Iowas largest
mulit-use trail system. . .

A newly installed multi-use trail bridge
below the outlet from Brushy Creek Lake replaced a rocked stream crossing that had a history of washing out.

The 75-feet long, 10-feet wide bridge
is part of a $150,000 project that enables hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers, snowmobilers and cross country skiers to safely cross the
stream rather than using the roadway over the
dam.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources AmeriCorps trail crew and park staff
provided labor and materials connecting the
bridge crossing with the existing 12 mile long
multi-use, all weather trail.

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area has
Iowas largest multi-use trail system at 40 miles.

ed to the public from her perspective as a parent


whose daughter was killed last year in an abduction. She said Its a constant battle to talk
to your kids all the time but you dont want to
hound them about it.

Some important statistics mentioned
were: 95% of American teens ages 12 - 17 are
online; One in Five American children are sexually solicited online; Only 25% of sexually solicited victims tell an adult about it; Webster
County ranks 12 out of Iowas 99 counties in
child abuse and there were 186 abuse cases in
2013 linked to a sexual offender being allowed
access to a child.

Other speakers included Chris Lambert,
Jenny Eckert and Tamara Hanson from Southeast Valley Schools; Elizabeth Stanek, Executive Director, Linking Families; Jami Huster,
Consultant, Child Care Resource & Referral;
Jon Rollefson, Pastor, Our Saviours Lutheran
Church, Callender; Mike Devine, KVFD 1400
AM and Malisa Rader, Family Life Specialist,
ISU Extension and Outreach.

Card of Thanks!

The Gowrie Public Librarys coffee/book


and bake sale was a huge success this year! Thank you
to everyone who donated books, made baked goods,
and helped carry the many boxes from the library
to the Community Center. Thank you, also, to the
Gowrie Groundbreakers for all of your help. Thank
you the Thrivent for matching funds.

We really appreciate all of the help.


Gowrie Public Library
Board of Trustees and Staff

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Webster County 4-H...

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of the Washington Winners.



College scholarships were presented:
The Bill & Pat Coffey Memorial Scholarship
was presented to Libbie Lowry. Coffey was the
Webster County Extension Director at the time
of his death in 1993.

Other Memorial Scholarships that were
given include: the Sharon Lemkau Memorial
Scholarship given to Jacob Lewandowski; a memorial scholarship was given to Abby Anderlik to recognize Gene & Shirley Anderson, to
Maric Salocker to recognize MaryAnn Haase, to
Katelyn Pliner to recognize Irene McLuckie, to
Kelsey West to recognize Fred Stanek, to Kaitlyn
Clark to recognize Mabelle Stanek, and to Taylor
Hintch to recognize Ken Johnson, and the Des
Moines River Valley Tractor and Engine Club
Scholarship was given to Samantha Dischler.

The 4-H Alumni Awards were presented
to Tony and Barb Martin of Vincent. Tony was
a Youth Committee member and volunteers with
the beef project committee. Barb was the leader
of the Nifty Newark 4-H Club.

The final event of the evening was installation of two adults as Honorary 4-H members
by the County Council. Two special people who
were honored for their dedication and support
to the Webster County 4-H program were Lori
Long of Gowrie, and Brad Oeltjenbruns of Dayton. Long has volunteered with the rabbit and
poultry projects, Oeltjenbruns is a volunteer with
the sheep project.

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Dec. 3, 2014

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Gowrie City Council...

Continued from front page...

AM or PM When it comes to time, its all in the details...


Does anybody really know what time it
is? Does anybody really care?

The idea of time and running late have
been an issue since at least 1969 when the band,
Chicago, sang this snappy tune. The lyrics came
to mind this morning as I was lying in bed. Id
just rolled over to enjoy a luxurious nine long
minutes before the alarm rang when my husband asked, You know your clock is wrong,
dont you?

I sat up with a jolt. The red flickering
lights said 6:21. Its really about 6:37, he said.

Since when? I asked, suddenly very
wide-awake.

At least a couple days now, he said
observantly.

I truly hadnt noticed. I only set my
alarm when I have an early morning meeting,
which is a rarity. Otherwise, I subscribe to the
freer practice of I wake up when one of the
kids pulls on my toes routine of life.

Its not that I dont value clocks. Ive
got one on my beside table. There is another on
my husbands side. Weve got one in each of
the kids rooms. There are four in the kitchen,
two on the computer, one in my van. And, of
course my smartphone is up to the minute when
it comes to time.

Still, I never really know what time it
is. None of our clocks are set exactly the same.
Even the ones in the kitchen. One will read 7:29
when the other across the room says 7:32. This
may not seem momentous, but three minutes
can be a deal breaker when you are running late
for the school bus.

And a 16-minute discrepancy on your
bedside clock is equal to an eternity by anyones
early-morning standards.

When I am on my A game, I set my
clocks about five minutes fast. Even though Im
aware 5:05 really means 5:00, I operate like I
dont know and believe this little trick helps me
get to where I need to go on time. Some of the
time. I dont pretend to understand the psychology of it. Im just going with the flow and hoping not to be too late (versus slightly so).


More often than not though, time has its
way of getting away from me. I dont think Im
alone. Who hasnt raced to an early morning
work meeting or from work to the fifth grade
music program hoping to get there before the
final song is complete? I know Im guilty of participating in similar true-life reality challenges
at least twice a week.

If I do find myself with a handful of
extra minutes, I feel the necessity to fill them
with a quick run to the post office or a speedy
zip through the car wash. Or maybe I just check
my email or update an app. Whatever the activity, I am always challenging time, pushing the
limits and trying to squeeze an extra second or
two out of every minute.

In other words, running late.

So when I suddenly lost 16 minutes this
morning, I was in a familiar spot. I dove out of
bed and into the shower faster than you can say
snooze button, and didnt give my alarm clock
another thought.

Until precisely at 6:30 this evening,
when it finally went off. So much for me and
clocks.

Jill Pertler is an award-winning syndicated columnist, published playwright and
author. You can read more and follow her column on the Slices of Life page on Facebook.
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Retirement celebration
planned for Youngquist
at Zion Lutheran Church



Sunday, Dec. 7 Cindy Youngquist will
celebrate her retirement with a party at the Zion
Lutheran Church. She is turning 65 years old
Dec. 11.

The party starts after church service and
will be in the basement. Cake and finger sandwiches will be served.

Everyone is welcome. Cards can be sent
to P.O. Box 63 Gowrie, IA 50543.


The liquor licenses for Jamboree Foods
and Caseys were renewed.

Rehabilitation grants have been awarded
to more Gowrie residents. The council moved
and passed to pay general obligation interest. It
was questioned if the city could make additional payment(s) to reduce indebtedness, but it was
explained that the city can only pay back additional money every few years. Instead it is expected that monetary gains should be reinvested
in city improvements as this is the purpose of
the grant.
Gowrie Utility projects

Gowrie Municipal Utilities proposed
sandblasting and painting expenses. The city
truck bed damage due to salt and sand contact
as the reason for this proposed bill of $802.50.
They provided two bids and insist they will accept the lower of the two bids. Additionally,
they proposed moving a snow blade from the
blue truck to the white truck. This will increase
the cost of the proposal as they need to allow for
the purchase of a new mount as well.

The purchase of garage doors and openers was proposed by members of the utility
board. Currently, three of the four garage doors
must be opened by hand. Councilperson Redman expressed concern about the cost and necessity of this proposal. Members of the utility
board requested she inspect the property in person to find out more about the problem.

The cost of four doors and two openers
is expected to cost around $13,000. The utilities
board also reports the faulty garage doors are
not as energy efficient as they would be despite
attempts to insulate and seal the doors. Two estimates were offered to the council. Councilperson Harrison said he will seek a third bid.

The utilities board expressed that roof
repairs are an even greater concern at the moment. Councilman Peterson inquired if roof
replacement could wait for a year, but Chuck
Angstrom insisted the matter should be dealt
with as soon as possible. The utilities board
submitted an estimate for a steel and asphalt bid.
It was mentiond that steel is a lot cheaper and
involves less labor. Also, steel can be placed
over an existing roof.
Traffic cameras in Gowrie?

The city of Gowrie has been contacted
by a company that uses cameras to cite traffic
violations. Police Chief Mc Cormack reported that the company receives 60% of revenue,
while Gowrie would receive 40%. It was proposed that cameras might be installed on Lincoln by the school, and also in the business district of Market.

City council members proposed investigating one for now and later consider an additional camera. It was discussed that the city
would need to establish an ordinance for the use
of such cameras, and signage alerting drivers as
to where cameras would be placed.

If a person disputes the ticket, Mc Cormack can decide whether to drop the citation or
proceed. If he approves of the citation and the
person disagrees, they can present their dispute
to the city council. It was also noted that the
city can dispense with the contract at any time.
Crack in library furnace

The Gowrie public library has discovered a crack in the furnace. It was the consensus of the board that this is a necessary repair.
The current furnace is a 1976 model and has
certainly served past its expected life span.

It was proposed and approved to secure
funds to replace the air conditioning unit as
well. The new furnace is expected to function
at 95% efficiency. Redman moved to approve
the Bianchi bid to replace both the furnace and
air conditioning. Due to safety concerns it was
proposed to complete this work as soon as possible.

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Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of Nov 12th to Nov 19th

Thursday, Dec 4
4:00 p.m. B-7th-8th Bask GAME - Southeast Valley@
Newell-Fonda
4:00 p.m. G-7th-8th Bask GAME - Newell-Fonda@
Southeast Valley
5:00 p.m. B JVR Bask GAME - Alta-Aurelia @
Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B&G JV Bask GAME - Alta-Aurelia @
Southeast Valley
Friday, Dec 5
4:00 p.m. B 7TH-8TH Bask GAME - Southeast
Valley @ Woodward-Granger
4:00 p.m. B&G JV Bask GAME - Southeast Valley @
West Bend-Mallard
6:00 p.m. B&G V Bask GAME - Southeast Valley @
West Bend-Mallard
Saturday, Dec 6
9:00 p.m. B JV-Var Wres GILBERT INVI - B JV Var
Wres
Monday, Dec 8
4:00 p.m. G 7TH-8TH Bask GAME - Manson
NW Webster @ Southeast Valley
4:00 p.m. B 7TH-8TH Bask GAME - Southeast
Valley @ Manson NW Webster
7:00 p.m. HS Winter Concert (Gr 9-12)
Tuesday, Dec 9
4:00 p.m. B&G JV Bask GAME - St. Edmond @
Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B&G V Bask GAME - St. Edmond @
Southeast Valley
6:30 p.m. MS Christmas Concert

Down Memory Lane


B Y

D O W N S

Cookie anyone?


On the first Saturday in December the
good and dedicated bakers in my church will be
hosting their annual Cookie Walk. There will
be dozens upon dozens (anticipated need 1500
dozen or more) of various cookies from simple
drop to fancy decorated ones. They are sold
by the bucket and people are standing in line
waiting for the doors to open.

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my Moms baking. I dont believe I am prejuy
diced but no better goodies than those coming
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from Moms kitchen could be found. Most of
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her life she was a from scratch baker. There
are some things she made that I could never
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master at all and most I couldnt begin to match.
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Most of her baking days she did it all from
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scratch. I could never make her Swedish rye
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bread and daughters and daughters in law made
the effort from her recipe and bombed. I could
make a good tasting sugar cookie but I could
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not roll them paper thin, make dainty cut outs,
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bake without burning and have them perfectly
shaped. I finally just rolled them into balls, flattened with a fork, sprinkled with sugar and still
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had a good tasting cookie, just not the prettiest.
My pie crusts were a tedious patch up job
and took too much time. Mom could mix, roll
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never used packaged mixes for anything until in
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her waning years when she used an occasional
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cake mix. Her last Christmas with us we were
blessed with that rye bread and the variety of
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cookies all from scratch.
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I wish to thank everyone
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various items being on Moms pantry
- for the cards and gifts I received and for
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cake mix but most times it was just as easy for
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her to get out the flour, eggs, milk and leavening
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~ Rosie Gaworski
But many will probably remember the Aunt
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originals pictured her dressed in the scarf on
her head, an apron, a simple long sleeved, long
skirted dress probably much as the slave/serd
vants wore in Civil War Days. There were even
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ceramic items depicting Aunt Jemima such as
cookie jars, salt and pepper shakers, etc. If you
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can find one of those items in an antique store
Since the recycling date for these days you will probably pay dearly for it
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- Gowrie lands on Thanksgiving day the tho I would not buy one, even if I were a cookie
- next date for recycling pickup will be jar collector. I never did care for the representation. The boxes now show Aunt Jemima but
- Thursday, December 11th.
only a head shot of a modern day nice looking black woman with a modern hair style. By
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I understand that Bisquick is still a
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got its basic start with a chef on a railroad dinBirthdays
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cuits from pantry ingredients. In fact I made
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them cake style in a big pan and cut them into

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squares for my large family. They liked them

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with their main meal and then would get out the
honey and more butter and have them for desAnniversaries
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With the evolution of many things, parAndrea and Gary Kuhn
ticularly for the kitchen and meal preparation
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tage or have come up with my own short cuts.


We can thank refrigerators with large freezers,
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choppers, blenders, food processors and all the
new things coming on the market. One example, I can now produce a small, tasty meat loaf
in about 20 minutes after quickly mixing it.

One of the best things to come on the
market, in my estimation, is cake mixes which
have been greatly improved. I have learned to
make many tasty variations by getting out the
box (preferred flavor of the day) some eggs,
oil and water or perhaps some special fruit mix
and in less than an hour I have a delicious desert, even using canned (no fail) frosting. Family and church favorites are cherry chocolate,
apple spice and rum with pineapple sauce. For
that one the instant puddings and canned pineapple make a quick, great sauce.

With all of these modern conveniences when cookie walk and Christmas time
roll around I find myself reminiscing about
the old days, growing up and helping my
Mom with her baking and later her walking in
to our familys Christmas get together loaded
with rye bread, many cookies and perhaps several packages of home frozen corn to prepare.
How many have these memories or Moms
baking? Can you smell the great scents wafting
about the house, the vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, peppermint and others? Close your eyes
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Pictured from left to right are Maddie Christensen, Mikayla Willison, and Sarah
Nahnsen as they finish the lunch provided by Iowa Central Community College during the
Game Of Life Career Day.

Southeast Valley High School students


participate in Career Day at ICCC

On Tuesday, November 25th, the Southeast Valley High School students in grades
9 12 attended the Game of Life Career Day
at Iowa Central Community College in Fort
Dodge. The day was sponsored by ICCC and
the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.

Nearly 1500 students from Southeast
Valley, St. Edmonds High School, and Fort
Dodge Senior High were invited to explore career pathways and visit with area business professionals. The day was an opportunity to not
only explore possible post-secondary options,
but also to network with professionals from the
area and students who may share the same interests.

Freshman and sophomore students were

able to explore three career pathways. Each


session provided a broad overview of a particular career pathway and the related careers. In
the afternoon, they attended an informative session on social media through the eyes of a human resources manager as well as played The
Career is Right game show.

Junior and senior students attended two
sessions where they learned more in depth information regarding particular careers that they
had selected on their registration form. They
also attended a session during which they will
played a Family Feud style game about jobseeking skills with content such as resumes,
dressing for success, and interview skills, as
well as financial literacy.

Our Saviours Lutheran,


Callender, Annual
Christmas Fair Dec. 6

Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 am to 12:30
pm, Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Callender will be holding their annual Christmas Fair
and Luncheon.

The fair will have baked goods and lefse,
Christmas Treasures and crafts. They will be
serving beef burgers or chicken salad in a krum
kaka bowl, salads, fancy cookies and Scandinavian specialties. The meal is free for three year
olds and under; preschool to Third Grade, $3;
and Fourth Grade to adult, $7.


Daniel Johnson and Genevieve
Elledge volunteer for the Price is Right game
show.

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Mandy Thompson and Laura Chalstrom, secretary and treasurer, presented a check
for $1300 to go for the HVAC system replacement and skate purchases to Denise Sebring,
Wheels of G.Y.C., manager, right.

Xi Eta Sigma donates to Wheels of GYC


The members of Xi Eta Sigma Sorority held
their September meeting at the Wheels of GYC
in Gowrie.
The second half of the meeting involved a
discussion with the roller rinks managers Denise Sebring and Amy Maguire. They spoke of
the challenges facing the aging building.
Hours of volunteer labor have already been
given to perform repairs and improve the condition of the roller rink.
The biggest expense that the roller rink faces now is the need to replace the HVAC systems
of the building. Since roller skaters need an ultra-smooth surface to prevent falls, the wooden
skating floor must be protected from changes in
temperature and humidity.
Other constant expenses include skate repairs and replacements.
Sorority members voted unanimously
to donate the proceeds of the Cow Pie Bingo

Southeast Valley Food


Drive huge success


Southeast Valley Student Council held
a very successful food drive for the Southeast
Valley communities.

Overall Grade Level winner was the 5th
Grade. Grade Level winners were 5th Grade:
Mrs. Langner, 6th Grade: Mrs. Halligan, 7th
Grade: Mr. Schreier, 8th Grade: Mrs. Snyder.

Over 500 items were donated to the pantries.

The Southeast Valley Student Council held a very successful food drive for
the Southeast Valley communities. Overall
Grade Level winner was the 5th Grade. The
Grade Level winners were, 5th Grade, Mrs.
Langner; 6th Grade, Mrs. Halligan; 7th
Grade, Mr. Schreier; and 8th Grade, Mrs.
Snyder.

fundraiser to the Wheels of GYC. Laura Chalstrom and Mandy Thompson, secretary and
treasurer, presented a check for $1300 to go for
the HVAC system replacement and skate purchases.

Gowrie UMCs Annual


Christmas Bazaar Dec. 6

Gowrie United Methodist Church will
be having their annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8 - 11 am.

There will be the traditional cookie
walk, handmade rag rugs, candy, homemade
rye bread, homemade noodles and craft items
for sale. Everyone is welcome.

Southeast Valley Girls


start season with win
Rittgers scores 18 for team. . .


The Southeast Valley Girls Basketball
team started their first season with a win over
Ogden.

The Jaguars played a great game with
high intensity. They started the game with a
big first quarter scoring 22 points while holding Ogden to 13 points. Southeast Valley ended
the game with a high-scoring fourth quarter also
scoring 20 points. The Jags put a lot of pressure
on the Bulldogs by playing aggressively and attempting 31 free throws. They shot 71% from
the free throw line making 22 of those 31.

Southeast Valley had three scorers in
double digits. They were led in scoring by Erica Rittgers with 18 points. Rittgers made 10
out of 13 of her free throw attempts. Nicole
Williams had a double-double scoring 12 points
and grabbing 12 rebounds. Josie Breitsprecher
added 11 points. Cassie Zinnel just missed double digits with 8 points. Aaliyah Scott pitched
in 5 points for the Jags.

Kearsten Hainzinger hit a three-pointer
for her 3 points and Angela Dopita hit a jumper
from the elbow for a timely basket in the fourth
quarter. The Jags were led in rebounding by
Williams 12 rebounds. Breitsprecher pulled
down 7 rebounds while Rittgers had 5 rebounds.
Scott and Emma Graves each grabbed 4 rebounds. Southeast Valley had 15 assists on the
night. Williams and Breitsprecher each dished
out 4 assists.

The Jaguars played Monday, Dec. 1,
at Madrid and hosted Paton Churdan Tuesday
night.

Dec. 3, 2014

Annual Lucia Festivity of Light pageant


in Stratford Saturday, Dec. 6
Representing Swede populations in Dayton, Boxholm, Harcourt,
Gowrie, Burnside, Pilot Mound...

Saturday, December 6, the Swedish
American community from the greater Swede
Bend area will be celebrating the upcoming St.
Lucia Day (December 13) with their annual Lucia Festivity of Light pageant at the Stratford
Lutheran Church, 812 Teneyck Ave. Stratford.
New this year is a Swedish Carol Singalong at
1:30pm prior to the pageants start at 2pm at the
Stratford Lutheran Church.

Much like other Lucia events held in
Scandinavia and in other Scandinavian influenced parts of the world women are selected
from the local community as Lucia candidates.

Prior to Lucia Day, one of the women are
chosen to be St. Lucia and reenact her charity on
Lucia Day. The same will happen in Stratford,
with young women (ages 16 and older) representing the predominantly Swede settled area

of Swede Bend; which includes Boxholm,


Harcourt, Gowrie, Dayton, Burnside, Pilot
Mound, Swede Bend (Hardin twp), east Marion
twp (Stanhope), Stratford, rural Stratford (north
and west Marion twp), and the Swede Town
area of Fort Dodge.

Candidates are required to have Swedish ancestry, whether a descendent of the Swede
settlers of the area, or being a current resident
of the area. A few years ago, a visiting foreign
exchange student from Sweden living in the
Swede Bend area also participated as a Lucia
candidate and presenter.

The crowned Lucia will be given ambassador like duties for the Swedish American
community by participating in cultural events
in and around the Swede Bend area all year
long, completing her duties as the processional

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leader for next years Lucia pageant.



The Swedish Foundation of Iowas
Swede Bend Settlement, Inc. has been hosting
this event for more than a decade. The pageant
program makes small changes from time to
time, though much of it stays the same as participants and their families are usually new to
the event each year, where much of their Swedish ancestors traditions are unknown to them,
making this event quite the cultural experience
for many.

Though, the event is geared toward
Americans of Swedish ancestry, other nonSwede Americans can participate with music,
pageant planning, and even part of Lucias entourage. The foundation is still seeking Star
Boys, Tomte (elfin boys) and Lucia Maidens,
ages 3-15. Please contact organizer, Carol Larson if you are interested in participating, 515838-2440.

Southeast Valley Jaguar


boys lose first game
Blunk top point scorer. . .


The Jaguars hosted to Crusaders and lost
a close game 31-29. The Jags held a 10-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter, but struggled
to score in the second quarter and were behind
at half 18-12.

A defensive adjustment at half time and
some big baskets and the Jags regained the lead
at the end of the third quarter 22-20. It wasnt
enough with under a minute left to play CR-B
hit a three to take the lead and the Jags were
unable to regain the lead and lost a close game
31-29. All 14 Jaguar 8th graders played in the
game.

Jackson Housken, Max Davis scored
five points; Dillon Sytsma, Ben Carlson, Mason Ackerson all scored three points; Kenny
Blunk eight points; Zach Graves four points;
Nyles Johnson two points; Nate Montgomery,
JJ Graves three points; Randy Andrews, Jarrett
Loseke, Carter Fluckiger four points; and Mike
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CITY OF GOWRIE
Gowrie City Council
November 25, 2014

The Gowrie City Council met in Special Session on November 25,
2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gowrie Civic/Community Center with Mayor
Stokesbary in the chair & the following Council members answering roll
call: Harrison, Jackson, Redman & Petersen.

The purpose of the special session was 2013-2014 Fiscal Yearend Report, roof bids for City Maintenance building, Verizon generator,
discussion on possible property deed to City, flatbed discussion & old
Caseys building.

Redman moved to approve the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year-end Report,
second by Harrison. Motion carried-all ayes.

Discussion was held on the roof bids for the City Maintenance
building. The Mayor & Council had questions on why the bids were so
different. Harrison moved to approve the steel roof bid from Schamel
Construction LLC in the amount of $5,858.32, second by Jackson. Motion
carried by roll call-all ayes.

Discussion was held on the proposed addition of a Diesel Generator
to the Verizon site. Verizons request: Consent to add Diesel Generator
pursuant to Water Tank Option and Lease Agreement between the City
of Gowrie & Verizon Wireless. Redman moved to approve the Consent
letter & also to have the Public Works Director check into the additional
antennas that were installed onto the water tower (to see if the City of
Gowrie is getting the right rent amount), second by Jackson. Motion
carried-all ayes.

Petersen moved to accept the donated property from the Rude family
located on the corner of Elm Street and Lincoln Street, second by Redman.
Motion carried by roll call-all ayes.

Dave Hoover discussed with the Council about the possibility of
receiving dirt from the Caseys project to level off the donated Nelson
property. Casey is willing to stock pile the dirt in Brockett Park until the
City is ready to use it. The Council was unanimous on the proposal.

The Mayor & Public Works Director discussed with the Council about
the previous ruling at the regular November Council meeting about the
installation of the flatbed from the blue truck to the white truck. The P.W.
Director was told that the old flatbed was not worth putting on the white
truck. The Council decided to table this agenda item until further notice.

Discussion was held on the old Caseys building. The Council
discussed numerous options.

The meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.
________________ _______________________________
CITY CLERK
MAYOR

PRAIRIE VALLEY SCHOOL


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Prairie Valley Community Schools
Board of Directors
Southeast Valley High School Library
Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 p.m.

The Prairie Valley Community School District held their regular
business meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Prairie Valley
Junior Senior High School Library.

President Shannon Miller called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Shannon Miller, Jim Carlson, Brian Holmgaard, John Field,
Joe Harrison, Absent: Heidi McGuire, Gary Welter

Also Present: Lois Irwin, Lisa Willardson, Jim Duncan, Jim Henrich
and 3 public members.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Holmgaard to approve the agenda.
Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None , Motion
Carried:5-0

Moved by Carlson, seconded by Field to approve the minutes, with
the addition that we acknowledge that all political candidates were invited
to speak at the October Board Meeting. Tim Kraayenbrink was the only
one that was available that night.
Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None , Motion
Carried:5-0
Board Reports:

The facilities meeting did not take place this month. It will be
rescheduled.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Carlson to approve the bills as
presented. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays:
None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Holmgaard, seconded by Harrison to approve the financials
as presented. Financials included an update on the shared Activity costs
and total payroll year to date compared to last fiscal year. Ayes: Miller,
Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Holmgaard and seconded by Harrison to accept the
resignation of Chris Heisterkamp as Head Volleyball Coach. Ayes: Miller,
Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Carlson and seconded by Field to accept the resignation
of Christi Kehoe as Assistant Volleyball Coach. Ayes: Miller, Carlson,
Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Harrison and seconded by Field to hire Emilea Lundberg
as Wrestling Cheer Coach. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard,
Field, Nays: None , Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Carlson and seconded by Field to hire Brandon Louis as
Spring Play Director. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field,
Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Harrison and seconded by Carlson to accept Travis Nuss
as volunteer Girls Basketball Coach. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison,
Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Carlson and seconded by Field to accept Tiffany DeCastro
as volunteer Dance Team Coach. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison,
Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

The decision on Boys Baseball Coach and Assistant Coach was
tabled until the liaison committee can meet to discuss further. Brad
Anderson spoke to the Board explaining why he felt that they should
consider having shared head coaches again this year.

Moved by Holmgaard and seconded by Harrison to give Shannon
Miller and Lisa Willardson the authority to sign a corrected deed for the
Callender building, updated Addendum B of the deed. Ayes: Miller,
Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Moved by Holmgaard and seconded by Carlson to approve the
updated district crisis plan. Ayes: Miller, Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard,
Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

A conversation occurred about putting Wi-Fi on the buses. The
cost did not seem desirable at this time. The board decided not to move
forward at this time.

Superintendent Irwin gave a report on the Joint SIAC Meeting that
was held in Dayton at Hidden Acres. It was a very positive meeting, and
the goal is for them to present their recommendations at the February
Board Meeting. She also went over the 5 year Facility plan and discussed
further the possibility of putting a voter approved PPEL on the ballot in
February.

Principal Jim Duncan gave an overview of Instructional Rounds
and what they were looking for as well as what they were seeing. A PTA
meeting was held on the 11th. Fundraiser info has gone out and will be due
back Dec. 1st. Both Elementary buildings will be participating. Samantha
Gleason, Kristy Samuelson and Mr. Duncan attended the Early Literacy
meeting. By 2017 all students in the 3rd grade that are not proficient will
need to attend an intensive summer program and or be retained. He would
like to implement a program sooner to be prepared for the new law when
it comes time. Looking at different ways to make that happen. He attended
the keeping kids sage meeting at Dayton Elementary. This has been a
collaboration between both Elementary Schools.

Jim Henrich reported that the 1st Trimester was over and the 2nd
Trimester was underway. There are 110 students involved in Winter
Activities. He attended the GDC meeting where they talked about
marketing the community. November 25th will be Career Day at Iowa
Central. All High School students will be attending. FCCLA went to Little
Rock for Nationals. Cheer Squad was chosen for State at the Unidome.
Football made it to the playoffs. Cross Country Boys went to State. The
Musical did a great job. Fall Activities were a huge success. There will
be a chili cookoff on November 26th at the high school. Students will buy
tickets for $3.00 and get to taste all the different types of chili and vote on
the winner. December will be the Wreath Raffle drawing. The school choir
will be singing at the drawing at Macke Motors in Gowrie. The Inservice
earlier that day had gone well.

Shannon Miller discussed that we needed to start a Marketing
Campaign for the school. Superintendent Irwin had some ideas and will
get something put together.

Moved by Harrison, seconded by Carlson to adjourn. Ayes: Miller,
Carlson, Harrison, Holmgaard, Field, Nays: None, Motion Carried:5-0

Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

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A & M Products
Additional Football Medals, Football
$51.00
Ackerson, Kim
Travel
SPED
$624.00
AgEdNet.com
2 year Subscription (FC paid for ), FFA $725.00
Airgas
Supplies
HS Shop
$522.28
Amazon
Supplies
Technology
$206.26

Supplies
District
$64.37

Supplies
HS
$163.50

Supplies
EL
$101.95

Supplies
Vocal
$97.99

Supplies SPED
EL
$38.94
BB Community Leasing, Lease Agreement - Digital Controls - EL Capital

Projects
$3,297.29
BCBS
Admin Fee
District
$1,270.40
Black Hills Energy
Utilities
HS
$1,025.66
Calhoun County ECA
Utilities
EL
$6,972.67
Cambium Learning
Supplies
EL
$169.90
Casey's General Store Supplies
District
$295.02

Supplies
Transportation
$66.50
CDW
Supplies
Technology
$596.84
Center on Teaching and Learning, Diebels final payment, EL
$171.00
Central Iowa Distributing Supplies
HS Maintenance $1,473.48

Supplies
EL Maintenance $622.32
Cerebellum
Supplies
EL Guidance
$91.69
City of Callender
Utilities
Bus Barn
$220.60
Cunningham, Ann
Adult Ed Reimbursement, HS
$25.00
Dean Foods
Supplies
Nutrition
$3,066.05
Decker Equipment
Supplies
District
$361.27
Decker Sporting Goods Tape
All Athletics
$47.84

Resale
Boys Basketball $1,073.00

Supplies
Boys Basketball $6,526.60

Supplies
Cross Country $5,844.00

Resale
Football
$1,637.00

Supplies
Football
$6,990.00

Supplies
Girls Basketball $4,707.60

Resales
Girls Basketball $893.58

Supplies / Uniforms / Warmups,Wrestling $6,738.95
Des Moines Register
Supplies
District
$130.93
Drees
AC Repair, HS - Capital Projects
$939.28

Repair - HS Dishwasher, Nutrition
$370.28

Ramps for Walking Nutrition
$569.00
Earthgrains
Supplies
Nutrition
$975.72
Electrical Materials
Supplies
HS Maintenance $576.15
Emma Davis
Accompanist
Musical
$300.00
Engquist Lumber
Supplies
HS Maintenance $298.69
Folmar, Rebecca
Lunch Account ReimbursementNutrition $72.00
Fort Ddoge Asphalt
Roadstone, HS - Capital Projects
$233.24
Fort Dodge Ford
Repairs
Transportation
$116.32

Supplies
HS
$242.14
Gleason, Samantha
Travel
District
$624.00
Gowrie Municipal
Utilities
HS
$6,967.39
Gowrie News
Supplies
HS Library
$30.00
Grahm Tire
Supplies
Transportation
$98.62
Graphic Edge
Resale
Cheer
$135.49

Resale
Cross Country $3,179.09

Supplies
Cheer
$805.73

Resale
Volleyball
$567.05
Great Amercian Opportunities, Junior Class Fund., Class of 2016$5,218.28
Hanson, Brian
Travel
District
$235.20
Hanson, Tamara
Travel
HS
$170.80
Harcourt Equipment
Supplies
HS Maintenance $322.91
Henrich, Jim
Travel
HS
$318.80
Hotsy
Supplies
Transportation
$62.00
Hyvee
FCS Supplies
FCS
$63.41
ICCC
Bus Driver Training Transportation
$550.00

Books - Dual Credit HS
$4,253.07

Tuition - Early Bird HS
$1,833.76
Inline Service
Repairs
Transportation $2,712.18
Iowa Athletic Field Construction, Winterize Irrigation, HS Maint. $170.00
Iowa Division of Labor Services, Boiler Safety Inspection, HS Maint. $120.00

Bus Barn
$60.00
Iowa High School Athletic Association, Cheer Certificate, Cheer $30.00
Iowa Lakes Music Department, Entry Fee
HS Band
$145.00
Irwin, Lois
Travel
District
$355.00
J.W. Pepper
Supplies
EL Band
$81.49
Jacobson Electric, Score Board Installation, HS - Capital Projects$3,170.90
Jaeschke, Sharon
Travel
HS
$96.00
Jamboree
Supplies - PTA Reimburse, EL
$86.61

Supplies
District
$26.06

Supplies
FCS
$197.73

Supplies
Nutrition
$22.87
Jostens's
Yearbook Deposit Yearbook
$3,100.00
Kabel Business Sevices Insurance Services District
$270.00
Keck, Inc.
Supplies
Nutrition
$3,714.67
Kehoe, Steve
Travel
District
$95.20
Lage Lines a Lot, Painting Parking lines / crosswalks, HS - Capital Projects

$525.00
Lehigh Valley Telephone Utilities
Bus Barn
$108.12

DTS
Technology
$125.00
Little Jaguars
Percent of Clarinda Game, Boosters $1,222.20
Martin Brothers
Supplies
District
$77.41

Supplies
FCS
$27.73

Supplies
Nutrition
$12,197.38
Matt O'Hearn
Suit for Costume Musical
$51.80
Mccrary Rost Clinic
Driver Physical
Transportation
$275.00
Menard's
Supplies
HS
$104.60

Supplies
District
$34.23

Supplies
EL
$34.06
Messenger
Publication
District
$60.00
Mid American Energy
Utilities
HS
$44.23
Midwest Computer Products, Overhead Projectors, PPEL
$1,905.30
Midwest Technology
Supplies
HS Shop
$431.00

Supplies, HS Shop - Perkins
$2,083.00
Mindy Debaun
Hotel Rooms for State, Cheer
$798.56
Modern Sound
Annual Fees - Intercom, HS
$227.30

Annual Fees - Intercom, EL
$227.30
Musical Theatre International, Musical License and Booking

Vocal Supplies $1,050.00
Napa Auto Supply
Supplies / Parts
Transportation
$628.33
Northern Lights
Supplies
Boosters
$1,282.09
NWEA
MAP Testing
HS
$960.00
Paton Churdan
OE
District
$1,530.25
Pautsch, Terry
Travel
District
$80.00
Peterson Welding
Score Board Installation

HS - Capital Projects
$335.00
Peterson, Shelly
Travel
EL
$8.00
Prairie Lakes AEA
Mentoring Matters Meeting, EL
$26.02

Media Production District
$81.01
Prairie Valley Concession Official Meals
Football
$105.00
PSAT/NMSQT
Testing
HS
$238.00
Push Pedal Pull
Repairs
HS
$430.52
PV Nutrition, Activity Pass Reimbursement-move to lunch

All Athletics
$105.00
RedWheel Fundraising Dance Fundraiser Dance
$2,129.56
REI
Camera Repair
Transportation
$37.00
Ricoh
Docmall
Technology
$157.84

Supplies
Technology
$187.68

Copier Lease
PPEL
$2,515.00
Rieman Music
Supplies
HS Band
$619.12

Resale
HS Band
$147.05
SAI Legal Conference EL
$105.00
Scholastic Book Fair
Resale - EL Library Library
$3,662.95
School Bus Sales
Parts
Transportation
$494.15
School Nurse Supply, Inc Supplies
Nurse
$38.95
School Specialty
Supplies
EL
$172.46

Art Supplies - yearly start up, HS
$3,970.68

Supplies
District
$115.04
Schumacher Elevator, Elevator Repairs, HS - Capital Projects $36,241.00

Maintenance
HS Maintenance $384.96
Scott Electric
Supplies
HS
$28.76
Sherry Vogel, Homecoming Supplies
Student Council $122.29
Sherwin Williams
Paint
HS
$70.49
Something Unique
New Apparel - Resale, Boosters
$1,207.50
South Central Calhoun OE
District
$6,121.00
Southeast Webster Grand Activity Pass Reimbursement-move to lunch

All Athletics
$45.00

OE - up to 4th grade, District
$12,242.00
Star Energy
Gas
Transportation
$843.28

Diesel
Transportation $8,758.24

Special Ed Gas
Transportation
$503.78

Special Ed Diesel Transportation
$258.32

Preschool Gas
Transportation
$372.86
Steve Kehoe
Travel
FFA
$24.77

Supplies
FFA
$24.77
Swanson Florist
Senior Night - Football and VolleybalL

All Athletics
$195.00
Swieter, Mike
Travel
HS
$8.00
TCB Sanitation
Utilities
HS
$860.00
Traster, Colleen
Adult Ed Instructor HS
$360.00
Trophies Plus
In Service Supplies District
$907.00
TrueNorth Ecucational Consulting, Inservice Speaker - 50% to SWG


District
$500.00
UMC Gowrie
Postage - Angel Tree, District Guidance $73.18
UPS
Shipping
District
$40.35
Verizon
Cellulars
District
$661.94
Visa - Bankers Bank
Supplies
Vocal
$216.75

Supplies - Palmer EL Palmer
$298.52

Supplies
Technology
$36.84
Vogel, Sherry
Supplies
FCS
$289.80
Wal-Mart
Supplies
EL
$596.27
Walters Sanitary
Utilities
EL
$710.50
Web-Cal Coop Tele.
Telephones
District
$205.25

Telephones
EL
$350.47

Telephones
HS
$1,081.08

DTS
Technology
$375.00
Webster County Pork Producers, Repairs
Boosters
$1,100.00
Western Iowa FCCLA
Cluster Meeting - Williamsburg reimbursement

FCCLA
$910.00
Willardson, Lisa
Travel
District
$40.00
Xenia
EL
EL Maintenance $667.90


$220,996.40

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Gowrie Holiday
Tour of Homes
Saturday Dec. 6...


Gowries annual Holiday Tour of Homes
will be Dec. 6 from 1-4 p.m. The Womens Community Club puts the tour together each year.

The Tour gives the people of
Gowrie a chance to see unique and inspiring homes decorated for Christmas. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Community Center starting at 1 p.m., where
refreshment will be served. All proceeds will
go toward scholarships for SV students.

The homes included in the tour are, Michael and Sara Temple at 903 Walnut Street,
Linda Kerwin at 1804 Market Street, Brian
and Rebecca Slawson at 1105 Riddle Street,
Dorinne Gardipee at 1107 Riddle Street, and
Gail Redman at 1304 Riddle Street.


ICCC Cyber Defense Team members are back row, left to right are, Robert Hardiman (Lake City), Tristan Nicholson (Fort Dodge), Sean Kramer (Fort Dodge), Isaac Ross
(Fort Dodge), and Marc Matthes, Advisor. Front row, Alex Melton (Boone) and Kat Chavez
(Storm Lake). Not pictured are Nathan Griswold (Fort Dodge) and Chris Davies (Fort
Dodge).

ICCC Cyber Defense Team 4th Place at competition



Iowa Central's Cyber Defense team
brought home a 4th place finish from their first
Cyber Defense Competition that was held in
Ames on November 14 and 15.

Cyber Defense Competitions (CDCs)
are exciting events put on every year by Iowa
State University that allow students studying in
various areas of information assurance to test
their skills. Student competitors form Blue
Teams consisting of four to eight students from
their university/institution.

They are tasked with providing a variety
of services to their network, such as web sites,
email, remote desktop, programming environments, and backup services. Some of these ser-

vices are provided by the competition directors,


but with hidden vulnerabilities.

The competitors have about three weeks
to secure all of their services and prepare their
networks. After that, the Red Team is brought in
for an eight hour long attack phase. The Red
Team consists of security professionals from industry as well as graduate students from Iowa
States Information Assurance program.

Their job is to try and hack into the
Blue Teams systems and steal flags. If a
Blue Team has one of their flags stolen, they
lose points. The Cyber Defense Competition
pits the industrys very best against some of the
most talented students in the Midwest.

Three area 4-H members selected


for National 4-H Congress in Atlanta
Students from Harcourt, Pilot Mound and Webster City. . .

Three area 4-H members have been
seleected to represent Iowa as delegates at the
2014 National 4-H Congress being held Nov.
28 through Dec. 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. They are
Hannah Peterson, Harcourt; Bryce Scott and
Emma Whalen, both of Pilot Mound; and Cameron Mitchell, Jenna Short, and Olivia Young, all
of Webster City.

Hannah Peterson, Harcourt, is the daughter of Mark and Kim Peterson. An eight-year 4-H
member, Peterson has been involved in the clothing, citizenship, food and nutrition, leadership
and communication project areas. She has served
as historian and secretary of her 4-H club. Peterson has participated in her county 4-H council,
state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 4-H has
helped me to learn more about myself and develop my future plans, Peterson said.

Bryce Scott, Pilot Mound, is the son of
Rob and Lorna Scott. A seven-year 4-H member,
Scott has been involved in the citizenship, agriculture and natural resources, leadership, beef
and goat project areas. He has served as historian, treasurer, vice president and president of
his 4-H club. Scott has participated in his county
4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and
Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Emma Whalen, Pilot Mound, is the
daughter of Sean and Bonnie Whalen. A nineyear 4-H member, Whalen has been involved

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in the leadership, citizenship, communication,


rabbit and dog project areas. She has served as
secretary, treasurer, vice president and president
of her 4-H club. Whalen has participated in her
county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth
Conference.

4-H has given me many skills that will
be useful during college and my future career,
said Whalen. I have gained leadership and communication skills, organization and time management skills.

Cameron Mitchell, Webster City, is the
son of Ted and Janet Mitchell. A seven-year
4-H member, Mitchell has been involved in the
photography, science and technology, engineering, dog and woodworking project areas. He has
served as photographer, recreation chair, reporter, vice president and president of his 4-H club.
Mitchell has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington
Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

4-H has given me the chance to explore and develop in areas that interest me, said
Mitchell. I use the skills that I have gained from
4-H in my daily life and I know that they will
continue to benefit me in the future.

Jenna Short, Webster City, is the daughter of Sherry and Lynn Leksell. A nine-year 4-H
member, Short has been involved in the communication, food and nutrition, citizenship, leader-

Emanuel Lutherans
Christmas Eve Service


Emanuel Lutheran in Dayton will be
holding their Christmas Eve service Tuesday,
Dec. 24 at 8 pm.

Communion will be served and will be
singing Silent Night.Come join the celebration.

ship and rabbit project areas. She has served as


reporter, photographer, communication leader
and recreation leader of her 4-H club. Short has
participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H
council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

4-H has helped me become a more outgoing person, said Short. 4-H has taught me
communication, leadership and citizenship.

Olivia Young, Webster City, is the daughter of Mitch and Colleen Young. An eight-year
4-H member, Young has been involved in the
dog, photography, citizenship, leadership and
visual art project areas. She has served as historian, reporter, treasurer, secretary and president
of her 4-H club. Young has participated in her
county 4-H council and youth committee, state
4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and
Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

4-H has given me many opportunities
that I have developed several important life skills
from, said Young. These skills have benefited
me as I have worked with other people in different situations.

National 4-H Congress recognizes the
delegates' outstanding leadership and community work and is an opportunity for leaders in
4-H to meet and learn from each other. Congress
will include keynote speakers, tours of Atlanta,
service work around the city, workshops and an
international banquet and formal gala.

This is one of the highest recognition
opportunities for senior 4-Hers in Iowa, said
Cayla Taylor, campus 4-H youth program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension
and Outreach. These youth were selected because they have demonstrated exceptional skills
in leadership, citizenship and overall achievement.

Major donors through the Iowa 4-H
Foundation sponsoring the youth delegates'
trip to National 4-H Congress include the Iowa
Farm Bureau, Dianna and Richard Colgan, Doris
Moeller, Iowa Pork Producers Association and
Anne Oldham.

Therewere a total of 21 Iowa delegates
chosen from Adair, Boone, Buena Vista, Clay,
Clayton, Dallas, Des Moines, Hamilton, Johnson, Madison, Mills, Sac, Webster and Worth
counties.

Jacki Luckstead and Phil Heckman, regional 4-H youth program specialists, will serve
as the delegates' chaperones.

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Dec. 3, 2014

Seventh Grade Jaguar boys


win first basketball game
Swieter scores 14 for team. . .

By Curt Valentine

The Southeast Valley 7th grade boys
basketball team started off the 2014-15 season
on November 24, 2014 by playing host to CoonRapids-Bayard. The team was ready to get out
on the floor and play against some other competition instead of practicing against themselves
more.

The Jags came out of the gate quickly
and never looked back. They took a command-

Pictured above are Marcie Boerner, GDC


president, and Jean Larson, Community
Women's Club member.

Community Women's
Club discuss wreath
raffle, tour of homes

The Community Womens Club met on


Wednesday, November 19, at the Gowrie
Country Club for lunch. Guest speaker, Marcie Boerner, President of the Gowrie Development Commission (GDC), talked about
the past and upcoming activities of the GDC.

The Christmas Wreath Raffle is being
held until December 6 at Macke Motors. Jean
Larson announced the homes available on the
Tour of Homes. Tickets and refreshments will
be available at the Community Center on December 6 from 1 to 4 pm.

ing 20-2 lead after the first quarter and lead 35-2
at halftime. The offense slowed down quite a bit
in the second half but the Jaguars came away
with a win 39-20.

The Jags were lead on scoring by Chase
Swieter with 14 points, Carter Lane had 10,
Ross Halligan had 6, Jacob Slininger had 4,
Quinton Clancy and Hunter Kruse each had 2
and Lincoln Miller had 1 for the Jaguars. Other
members of this years team that contributed to
the win are Mason Goodwin,

Chase Kamp, AJ Smith, Gavin Richman, Lucas Samuelson, Jared Kastendieck, and
Lincoln Clay. The Jag also have some great
managers that help the team out. They are Saxon Wirtz, Caden Maguire, Paige Heslop and
Ashley McClendon. The Jags appreciate all the
fans that came out to the first game to show their
support.

Big weekend in Gowrie


open houses, bazaar,
raffles, and much more

Just a follow up that our wreath raffle is
up and running with one week left to make a
donation for tickets! Be sure to stop by Macke
Gowrie to see the wreaths and make a donation
(each ticket is a $1 donation and proceeds go to
the New Fire Station.)

This weekend is a big weekend in
Gowrie. On Friday Heartland Bank, Security
Savings Bank and Webster-Calhoun will be
hosting open houses with refreshments. Saturday is Swanson Florists open house, Community Womens Club Tour of Homes, and the UMC
will host a bazaar.

Macke Gowrie will be hosting their
open house on Saturday with refreshments, the
Fire Department will be drawing for the tractor
raffle at 1:00 pm, and we will be drawing for the
wreaths! Also the high school vocal department
will have carolers there as well.

The Wreath Raffle drawing will be held Saturday, Dec. 6.

THE GOWRIE NEWS