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Feb.

4, 2015

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Spencer Johnson

Caleb Hemmestad

VOL. 125 NO. 5

Ryan Collen

Heather Baird

Officers and Second year Tri-M members....


Pictured in the front row are Keygan Barber - Historian, Allison Carlon-Vice President,
Jalen Fuss-President, Hannah Peterson-Secretary, and Miranda Keith-Treasurer. Pictured in
the back row are second year members, Roslyn Redman, Kendall Sandgren, and Katelyn
Pliner.

Thursday, Feb 5
Gowrie Fire Dept., 7:00 p.m. at the fire station.
Sunday, Feb 8
GYC board, 5:00 p.m. at the skating rink.
Monday, Feb 9
Farnhamville City Council, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Gowrie Municipal Utilities Board, 4:30 p.m. at the
light plant.

Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Tuesday, Feb 10
Farnhamville American Legion Auxiliary, 9:30 a.m.
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards), 1:00 p.m., Holy
Trinity Lutheran Church.
American Legion Peterson Post #431 and Sons of the
American Legion, 6:30 p.m. social time and meal,
8:00 p.m. meeting, Gowrie Legion building.
Callender City Council, 6:30 p.m. at the
Community Center.
Wednesday, Feb 11
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

Nineteen SV students introduced as new members of Tri-M...


The students were Zoey Shipley, Nicole Williams, Emma Whalen, Hillary Odhiambo,
Josie Breitsprecher, Jack Mumper, Bryce Scott, Hannah Fiala, Jared Grove, Todd Hamilton, Heather Baird, Megan Snyer, Mueeze Mushabbir, Erica Rittgers, Natalie Lambert,
Joshua Gibbons, Aaliyah Scott, Liam McDermott, and Fernando Salazar. Their first gig is
the Singing Valentines on February 11.

SV Jazz Concert and Pie Auction


Part of proceeds will be donated to the Scott family...
The SV Jazz Concert and Pie Auction will be held
Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Gowrie High
School gym. There will be great jazz entertainment by
the high school jazz band, directed by Dianna Hanna,
and by the high school jazz choir, directed by Brandon
Lewis.
The Jazz concert and pie auction is a great chance to
support the Southeast Valley Music Department.
A variety of pies, donated by the student music
members, will be auctioned off throughout the evening
by auctioneer Donovan Adson. The money raised will
go toward the music department trip for next year.
The music students have decided that a portion of the

funds raised will be going to the Scott family, of which


their children are members of the music department, to
defray medical expenses incurred with their childrens
accident, which occurred earlier in the month.
So come on out and support the Southeast Valley
Music Department, listen to some great jazz music, and
take home a delicious pie.

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Riley Rittgers

Tom Nahnsen

Hannah Pederson

Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Staff from Security Savings Bank, Iowa Central admissions and financial aid, DMACC admissions, ISU Extension
and Johnson & Sons Insurance & Realty (Dayton) presented the Real Life Zone activity to SE Valley 8th graders recently.

Southeast Valley students partner


with SSB on financial literacy
Submitted by Rich Dutcher

SE Valley Middle School, in partnership with
Security Savings Bank, presented a personal financial
planning activity called the Real Life Zone to 8th graders
Thursday, January 22. The Real Life Zone is an interactive financial program designed to provide typical financial experiences. Since often during eighth grade students
begin to have part time jobs and start making course decisions for high school based on potential career interest,
this activity is intended to lay the foundation for making
constructive personal financial decisions.

Students assumed they are were an adult with
no financial assistance from family or friends. Each par-

Linda Cline, from ISU Extension, assists a SE Valley


8th grader with the Real Life Zone activity.

ticipant was assigned an education, occupation, and income at the beginning of the program. The student then,
by luck of the draw, determined marital and family status.
They then proceeded through 20 stations that provided
them the opportunity to make adult financial decisions.
Some of the stations included: paying taxes, opening a
checking and savings account, housing/utilities, groceries/personal necessities, transportation, insurance, child
care, clothing, entertainment, and donations/charity.

Bank staff along with staff from Iowa Central
& DMACC admissions and financial aid, ISU Extension,
and Johnson and Sons Insurance(Dayton) guided the students through each station.

Prairie Valley School Board discusses


computer upgrades, new gym heater
Whole grade sharing affects enrollment numbers. . .
By Jill Viles


The Jan. 21 Prairie Valley School Board meeting
initiated with a discussion of upgrades needed to meet
the high demand for technology enhanced education in
the classroom. The district wants to continue providing
a laptop for students and staff, but expressed concern
the computers need to be replaced soon as technological
changes require upgrading on a regular basis.

Currently, high school students receive their
own personal computer, but laptops also need to be upgraded at PV elementary as well. Its estimated it will
cost the district $47,000 to replace existing laptops. It
was proposed the district could purchase half of the computers this year, and add replacement costs for the other
half of computers to the next fiscal year.

Sean Blunk, PV physical education instructor,
submitted information regarding upgrades required for
the weight room. The PE department is seeking $6,500
in funds for cardiovascular equipment. Additionally, they
have been offered a donation of dumbbells from the Norwalk School District.

High school principal Jim Henrich stated the
room is used by students and 6-10 members of the public
as well. He added that the treadmills are becoming worn
out and a couple of them need to be taken out at this point.

Additionally, the heater in the practice gym went
out in mid-December. It has been discovered the unit
needs a new coil. According to principal Henrich, the
heater has been patched together to last the winter season. Essentially, the heater is functioning at half capacity,
but will need to be placed.

The district has received a bid of $11,856 to service the heater.

At this point in the meeting, high school student, Hannah Peterson, discussed the updated uniforms
requested by band members. The Southeast Webster
Grand School District will pass one-third of the cost of
the uniforms, as will the booster club, comprised mainly
of parents of students in band.

The Prairie Valley School District has been
asked to pick up the remaining third of the uniforms, and
this proposal was unanimously approved. In total, the
cost of the uniforms is $14,300. PV high school student
Hannah Peterson brought sample garments and it was
the consensus those in the attendance, the uniforms were
stunning.

Band members have entertained bids from three

manufacturers, and have agreed to the mid-price bid.


They are going to keep using their pants, but it was noted
if the pants are ever damaged, they can be sent back for a
replacement at no charge. The new garments will take six
months to arrive once they are ordered. Currently, the
band has 70 members, but they would like to order a few
more uniforms for those planning to update in the coming
year(s).

Discussion was held regarding the Good Conduct Policy. This topic is especially important as the districts are grade sharing and want to make sure everyone
is on board with the expectations of the new arrangement.
There will be a shared meeting with both districts to iron
out the details of the policy and eliminate gray areas.

In addition, the grade sharing arrangement has
altered the way students are counted among the districts
and this has led to changing statistics in terms of how
open enrollment students are counted.

The count becomes confusing as a student may
have been an open enrollment student in last years count
as they attended middle school in Gowrie, but that same
student must be counted as a return to Southeast Webster
Grands count as they now attend school in Burnside.

This creates changes in revenue provided to the
respective districts as funds must be allocated to the district in which the student currently attends school. The
issue is rather complicated, but essentially the changes
resulted in a loss of -2 for Prairie Valleys count. It was
discussed that nine students from the PV district open enroll to Fort Dodge, mainly to accommodate a parent that
works in Fort Dodge.

Board member, Shannon Miller, emphasized the
confusion related to the open enrollment program upon
the adoption of grade sharing. We were advised money
would not be changing hands through grade sharing.

A shared meeting between the Prairie Valley
and Southeast Webster Grand districts is scheduled for
February 25th from 5:30-8:30 P.M. at a location yet to
be determined. Superintendent Lois Irwin explained the
districts would like a chance to go over the goals the districts share in common. In addition, it has been approved
the districts join the Rural School Advocates program for
a total of $1,400. It is hoped each district will contribute
half the funds to this total.

Lastly, the fate of the ICN room (now described
as Polycom technology) was discussed. It has been proposed that more courses should be offered in this room,
and PV board member, Heidi McGuire, suggested students should be surveyed according to which course they

Jon Rollefson, Security Savings Bank loan officer, and


Erin Neumann, DMACC admissions rep, make recommendations to students during the Real Life Zone activity.

Shelby Hildreth, DMACC admissions rep, and Barb


Wollan, ISU Extension, give recommendations to SE Valley
8th graders.

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However, it was noted there are several impediments to this idea. For example, Iowa Central Community College typically assigns the courses based on popularity. Also, it is extremely difficult to accommodate
students schedule to line up with these telecommunications courses.

Upgrades to the current system would allow students to see everyone in an off campus classroom, as the
current system does not allow a panoramic view of additional classrooms in the network. On the negative side,
enhanced technology upgrades may require this classroom to be relocated to a larger classroom within the high
school.

Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Traffic cameras
offers little benefit...

I am writing to express my strong opposition to the


use of traffic enforcement cameras that has been proposed
in Gowrie. According to DeEtta Jacobs (an Account Manager for Optotraffic) in her sales pitch to the Gowrie City
Council, the main goal of these cameras is to save the lives
of our children by reducing speeding in Gowries streets.
Her THINK OF THE CHILDREN logic, however,
makes little sense when considered carefully. Jacobs asserts that the presence of traffic cameras and the threat of a
minimal fine serves as a greater deterrent to speeders than
the threat of taking a childs life. If a motorist is too careless to notice a speed limit sign or pedestrians and adjust
their driving accordingly, it is even more unlikely that they
would notice or take heed of a sign informing them that
they may receive an automated citation from a traffic camera.
Furthermore, the cameras seem to be a solution to a
problem that does not even exist in Gowrie to any substantial degree. As an expectant father and someone who drives
through Gowrie almost every day, I have not noticed that
speeding is a major problem within city limits, nor do I see
it as a threat to the well-being of myself or my family. IN a
Jan. 7th article in the Gowrie News, Gowrie Police Officer
Bruce McCormack is even cited as saying that When I
am out...theyre not speeding. I am also unaware of any
pedestrians vs. car injuries that have occurred in Gowrie as
a result of speeding in the recent past. So if people arent
speeding and no one is being injured, what problem is being solved by the cameras?
Not only do the cameras offer little benefit to the citizen of Gowrie, they even place the city at financial risk due
to the threat of lawsuits over the citys use of automated
traffic enforcement. While some city council members and
citizens may have visions of plenty of easy money being
generated by the automated ticketing systems snapping
photos of unsuspecting motorists day and night, they may

be failing to take into account the potential legal battles


they could have to foot the bill for. Although Jacobs and
Optotraffic are quick to assure the city that the company
will pay for installation costs and any repairs that need to
be made to the equipment, they are probably not so quick
to mention that they, and other similar companies, are not
responsible for paying any legal fees that may result if the
city is sued over its use of Optotraffics cameras. Multiple
cities have faced class action lawsuits over their use of automated traffic enforcement equipment in states such as
Washington, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio.
The shaky legal grounds on which these cameras are
allowed to be used should also cause concern among residents. One of the biggest problems that results from automated traffic enforcement is the inability of such equipment to prove who was operating the vehicle at the time
of the supposed infraction. This is the reason why tickets
generated thought Optotraffic and other similar companies
do not count toward the Department of Transportations 3
Strikes limit on moving violations and cannot be used to
raise insurance rates. If the evidence provided by these
cameras is not strong enough to hold people accountable
to the DOT and insurance companies, what makes it strong
enough to issue a speeding ticket?
Yet another reason for opposing these cameras is
their potential for and history of generating false citations.
Speed enforcement cameras have a history of generating
tickets for false speeding violations. For example, many
readers may recall hearing about several large vehicles
(buses, semis, garbage trucks, etc.) that were wrongfully
cited in Fort Dodge for reaching speeds that would be
physically impossible given the vehicles size, weight, and
power capabilities. The incidents in Fort Dodge are by no
means isolated. For an extensive list of documented errors
with automated traffic enforcement, visit photoradarscam.
com and go the Malfunctions section.
Things as simple as snow, rain, sun, and improper
alignment or calibration have all been known to generate
hundreds of false citations in cities throughout the United
States.
After being wrongfully ticketed, the burden of proof is
then placed on the accused instead of the accuser; car owners must somehow prove that the equipment malfunctioned
or that they were not driving at the time of the supposed

traffic violation instead of law enforcement proving that


they actually broke the law. This is completely the opposite of the way our legal system is supposed to work, for
those paying attention and familiar with the law.
Some cities even charge fees just to hear disputes
from motorists over a ticket. This can lead to costly legal
counsel and missed time from work for our towns' residents and visitors to the community.
All of these potential risks seem like a steep price to
pay to solve a problem that does not exist in Gowrie. I
hope all residents will carefully consider this matter and
voice their concerns to the City Council.
Sincerely,
Brian Wiklander

Pictured are Wanda Hade, Dr. Prudenz, and Sandy


Thoma all members of the Community Womens Club.

Community Womens Club


monthly meeting held Jan. 28
The meeting was held at the Country Club...

The Community Womens Club held their monthly


meeting on Jan 28 at the Country Club. After lunch, Dr.
Prudenz spoke on chiropractic care for the whole body.
He explained the various treatments and how that treatment helped to ease the discomfort.
grabbed an offensive rebound and dished out an assist.
The meeting was called to order by Jean Larson with

The Lady Jaguars took the court without their discussion of old and new business. The next meeting
inside powerhouse, Aaliyah Scott. It is always an adjust- will be held on Feb 25.
ment playing without a teammate who provides such a
For more information contact Jean Larson. The
presence on the floor; both defensively and offensively. Community Womens Club is a non-profit organization
Dopita, Williams, Walrod, and Graves really stepped up bringing together women from Gowrie and the surroundtheir post defense and we are proud of their efforts. Once ing areas to promote a spirit of friendliness and welfare
again, resulting in a true display of TEAM.
with monthly meetings and charitable projects.

Most importantly, as a team we are grateful beyond words to have Aaliyah. The team will continue to
support Scott and her family throughout her recovery.
The lady Jagaurs round out the month of January traveling to Pomeroy, January 27th and then to Graettinger,
1108 Market Street, P.O. Box 473
January 30th. The Jags return to Gowrie for their final
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Katie Walrod, #30, posts up and shows her teammate she is open for a pass. Photo by Lunn Rittgers.

SV Drops Contest to MNW


Southeast Valley Lady Jaguars packed the gym
in Gowrie Tuesday night, January 20th, hosting Manson
Northwest Webster. Despite the Jaguars effort, they lost
the shooting battle with the Cougars, 37-62.
Josie Breitsprecher led the Jaguar offense with 12
points. Connecting on 4 of her 5 free-throws. Cassie Zinnel drained two 3-pointers and a jump shot to finish the
contest with 8 points.

Erica Rittgers provided 6 points offensively,
shooting a perfect 2 0f 2 from the charity stripe. Katie
Walrod provided some quality minutes for the lady Jags,
contributing a solid 5 points. Nicole Williams cashed in
on 4 points from the free-throw line, and Kennedy Gallentine added a basket, finishing with 2 points.
Angela Dopita stepped up defensively for the lady Jags.
Her fantastic post defensive effort resulted in a career
high, 7 rebounds. Dopita also dished out 4 assists with
her strong effort. Rittgers secured 7 boards for the Jags,
dished out 2 assists, and recorded a steal and a block defensively. Williams crashed the glass to finish with 5 rebounds and added an assist.

Breitsprecher collected 4 rebounds, three of
them on the offensive end. Breitsprecher and Emma
Graves found teammates on offense to contribute 2 assists apiece. Graves also ripped down an offensive rebound, along with outstanding post defense inside for
the lady Jaguars. Kearsten Hainzinger brought her hustle
on the court, providing tremendous defense. Hainzinger


Erica Rittgers drives past the Madrid defense as
she brings the ball up the court. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

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Towne Vet
Wednesday, Feb 4 - Cider Braised Pork, Baked Potato, Cooked Cabbage &
Onions, Cranberry Orange Bar, Tomato Juice
Thursday, Feb 5 - Spaghetti Pizza Bake, Lettuce, French Bread, Jell-O
Friday, Feb 6 - Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Cranberry Brussel
Sprouts, Cinnamon Applesauce
Monday, Feb 9 - Salmon Patty, Roasted Potatoes, Creamed Peas, Bananas
& Oranges, Raspberry Lemonade
Tuesday, Feb 10 - Ham & Bean Soup, Corn Bread, Green Beans, Strawberries & Bananas, OJ
Wednesday, Feb 11 - Egg & Potato Casserole, Asparagus, Apple Slices, Fruit
Oat Muffin, Tomato Juice

Feb. 4, 2015

Karen Sellstrom Monson

Karen Sellstrom Monson passed away peacefully the


afternoon of January 29, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
Private family funeral services were held 10:30 A.M.
on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Palmer Funeral Home,
Gowrie, with Rev. Kerin Lang officiating. Burial was in
Gowrie Township Cemetery.
Karen was born March 20, 1935 in Gowrie to Larry and
Maude (Decker) Sellstrom. She graduated from Gowrie
High School in 1953. Karen then attended Iowa State
Teachers College in Cedar Falls. After her college graduation, she began teaching kindergarten in Humboldt and
later in Callender. In 1957, Karen married Bernard Monson. They made their home on his dairy farm 5 miles outside of Gowrie where they raised two daughters, Monica
and Sibyl. She left her full time teaching position to raise
their family, but continued to substitute teach at several
schools in the Gowrie area for many years. Later, Karen worked making jewelry for Three Ladies by Roxann.
Jewelry making, as well as other crafts, became a beloved
hobby for her for the remaining years of her life. Karen
enjoyed making everything from necklaces, bracelets,
Christmas ornaments, knitted Christmas stockings, felted
hats and purses, and many other keepsakes for her friends
and family. She had a deep love for animals, and had many
beloved pet dogs and cats over the years. If a stray kitty
was in need of a home, she always provided it a loving one.
Karen is survived by her husband, Bernard of Gowrie;
daughters, Monica (Greg) Yoder of Middlebury, IN; Sibyl
(Vance) Bauer of Gowrie; sister, Gaylee (Jay) Anderson of
Honey Creek, IA; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and
Maude Sellstrom; and her two beloved, faithful kitties, Anthony and Rusty, who spent much of their time by her side
over the years, giving her comfort during her long illness.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Sunday snowstorm
closes church services
Sunday, PV schools Monday


A large snowstorm in Webster County and the
Gowrie area on Sunday blanketed southern Webster
County with a foot of snow. Many churches were closed
on Sunday.

Roads were snow covered in many cases with
icy spots and driving conditions were not good. The PV
and SWG schools were closed on Monday.

Temperatures dropped and more snow was in
the forecast for early this week and temperatures were to
remain low for the balance of the week, going up slightly
for this coming weekend.

Trees branches were down and some small trees
were severely damaged by the snowstorm.

THE GOWRIE NEWS

JV Girls lose to Newell


Fonda Monday night

Faye B. Sollie, 86


Faye B. Sollie, 86, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Fort Dodge Villa Care Center.
Memorial services were held 2:00 P.M. on Friday,
January 30, 2015 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie, with
Pastor Craig Vote officiating. Burial was at the Callender
Cemetery.
Faye is survived by her husband, Alvin Sollie of Callender; son, Joel (Susan) Lorraine of Luxemburg, WI;
daughter, Darla Anderson of Austin, TX; 7 grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Janice Lorraine
of Henderson, KY. sister, Fern Bunting of Mason City;
brothers, Victor Border of Fort Dodge; and Richard Border of CA.
She was preceded in death by parents, Herbert and
Bernice (LaPlant) Border; sons, Steve Lorraine; Danny
Lorraine; grandsons, Joseph Jay Lorraine; John Paul Anderson; and brother, Herbert Border.
Faye B. Border was born June 6, 1928 at Lohrville,
Iowa and graduated from Lohrville High School. Faye
was united in marriage to Alvin Sollie on May 3, 1969.
She was employed as a bus driver for Prairie Community
Schools for 29 years. Faye enjoyed crocheting as well as
flowers and gardening. She especially cherished her time
with family.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Monday night the Southeast Valley girls JV basketball team traveled to Newell to face Newell Fonda. After
trailing 10 - 7 after the first quarter and 24 - 11 at half, the
Jaguars were only able to manage 4 points in the second
half and dropped a 38 - 15 decision.
Carson Shipley and Emma Graves lead the Jaguars
with 4 points each. Katie Walrod added a 3 point basket and Leslie Housken and Leah Gibbons both added a
basket.
The Jaguars turned around to face Manson NW at
home in Gowrie the following night. Once again Southeast Valley was able to keep it close to the first half trailing 10 - 12 at the break and similar to Monday night,
the Jags struggled shooting in the second half and lost
16 - 29.
Leah Gibbons had the game high for Southeast Valley with 6 points, while Carson Shipley and Katie Walrod both scored 4 points. Emma Graves scored 2 points.
Anna Hanson, Micaela Fevold, Ebony Scott and Karissa
Hiersterman contributed defensively in both games.
On Friday night, the Jaguars hosted a rematch against
Newell Fonda. After trailing 12 - 13 at half time, Southeast Valley was able to take a 22 - 21 lead at the end of the
3rd quarter before dropping a 24 - 31 decision.
Katie Walrod went two for four from the line and
added 3 field goals to lead the Jags with 8 points. Leah
Gibbons hit four free throws on her way to 6 points. Carson Shipley and Emma Graves each added four points
and Leslie Housken hit a basket.
The JV season is wrapping up as the Jags have remaining games at home with South Central Calhoun on
Mon, January 26th before finishing the season on the road
at Pomeroy on the 27th and Sac City on the 29th. The
Jags will play their final JV game of the season on Monday, February 2nd at Coon Rapids.

Varsity Boys
Basketball team beat
by Manson-NWW
Jan. 20...

Tuesday, January 20, the Varsity Boys Basketball team was


defeated by Manson-NWW by the score of 67-61. Leading the
scoring for the Jaguars was Conner Conrad with 21 points and
Dakota Jaeschke added 19.
On Thursday, January 22nd the Jaguars defeated the Madrid Tigers by the score of 77-63. Scoring for the Jaguars was
Conner Conrad with 29, Dakota Jaeschke with 14, Cade King
7, Dylan Anderson 7, Logan Boerner 6, Skylar Warehime 6, Joe
Sedlacek 6, and Myles Davis 2.
On Friday, January 23rd the Jaguars fought hard against
the 10th rated Newell-Fonda Mustangs. The Mustangs ended
up defeating the Jaguars by the score of 66-63. Leading the scoring for the Jaguar attack was Conner Conrad with 29, Dakota
Jaeschke with 19, and Dylan Anderson contributed 10.
The Jaguars record is 9-6.


Leslie Housken, #5 for the Jaguars looks for an
open teammate to pass to. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Varsity Boy Jaguars


fall to top rated
Cold Shooting Plagues conference teams
SV Girls Basketball


SV Girls hosted East Sac Tuesday, January 13.
Southeast Valley dropped the contest 39-47.

Erica Rittgers led the Lady Jags with 12 points.
Josie Breitsprecher produced 10 points for the Jag offense. Aaliyah Scott added nine points and Cassie Zinnel
contributed eight points.

Nicole Williams secured 10 rebounds for the
Jags. Breitsprecher grabbed six rebounds and Rittgers
battled for five rebounds. Scott connected for five of her
seven free-throws and brought down four rebounds. Rittgers and Scott each recorded three steals.

GTRA and Pocahontas Area...

The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost to two top


rated conference teams this Week. The Jaguars traveled
to Pocahontas Area on Tuesday, January 27th and lost to
Poky by the score of 75-40. Leading the Jaguars in scoring was Dakota Jaeschke with 18 points and Myles Davis
contributed 10.
On Friday, January 30th the Jaguars traveled to
GTRA and lost a close game all the way through by the
score of 87-79. Conner Conrad led the Jaguars in scoring
with 28 points and Dakota Jaschke 13, Myles Davis 10,
Cade King 8, Logan Boerner 6, Dylan Anderson 6, Skylar
Warehime 4, and Joe Sedlacek 4.
The Jaguars record is now 9-8.


Anna Hanson, #10 faces tough defense as she looks
for a bounce pass. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of Feb 4th to Feb 11th

Thursday, Feb 5
4:00 p.m. JH Wrestling Pictures @ Gowrie Wrestling
Room
7:00 p.m. HS Jazz Concert & Pie Auction
Friday, Feb 6
6:00 p.m. B&G V Bask GAME - Southeast Valley @
East Sac County-Conference Game
Saturday, Feb 7
State Speech Large Group Contest
ACT TEST
12:00 p.m. B V Wres 2A SECTIONAL - B V Wres
@ Humboldt
Monday, Feb 9
FCCLA Day @ State Capital
4:00 p.m. (A) JH Wrestling vs. SCC
6:30 p.m. (A) B&G V Bask GAME - Southeast
Valley @ Northeast Hamilton
Tuesday, Feb 10
Drake Honor Jazz
7:00 p.m. PTA Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 11
Singing Valentines
*Schedule is pulled from the PV website for your convenience*
www.prairievalley.k12.ia.us
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime***

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11-Feb

Birthdays
Kathy Field
Doug Johnson, Carrick Maguire
Paul Coon, Rawley King
Alicia Lea, John Winkelbauer
Gary Hall, Linda Reese
Sara Gustofson, Carter Woodruff
Morgan Jackson
Janet Birt, Mike Downie
Linda Hirschberg, Ryan Kaufman
Larry Foote, Juanita Gustofson

9-Feb
11-Feb

Anniversaries
Darwin and Dana Beschorner
Duane and Marilyn Johnson

Down Memory Lane


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Feb. 4, 2015

D O W N S

What's going on in the bean and corn fields?



I saw some interesting headlines on an article
in one of the Sunday papers in July. The two words
in that headline that caught my eye were WALKING
BEANS. I hadnt heard that term for quite a few years
only I remember it as Walkin Beans. I thought this
might be something that was way in the past on the farming scene, considered to be relegated to antiquity. After
all there are much more modern conveniences of chemical uses to alleviate pesky weeds. But admittedly I did
not peruse the article thoroughly but the particular farm
on which the hired bean walkers were working was one
not wishing to employ the chemical methods but going
back to more organic days. I would say bravo to
that farmer.

I never walked beans but had friends who did.
Doris did a lot of it on her grandpas and uncles farm
and it was long, hot, tedious work and reportedly the pay
wasnt too great, even for those times. Granted lunch
(or dinner as it was called on the farm) was included,
however it wasnt eaten leisurely but partaking in haste
strongly encouraged. Nonetheless, it was a way for
youngsters to earn a few bucks.

This brings to mind another remembrance from
the archives of my brain. It was a number of years ago
that my oldest granddaughter went to an educational
summer camp held at one of the facilities near Boone. I
went with my daughter the last day to bring Stacie home.
On the way back she related a tale that had fascinated
her. One of her bunk mates was a farm girl from central
Iowa and she was talking about walkin beans. Stacie
went on and on about the tales this girl told of this farm
task. Being a strict city bred girl she was fascinated by
the stories but agreed she didnt think the task would be
for her. It wasnt long after that a local folk song writer
(sorry a name does not come back to me) appeared on
a morning radio show with his newest song, Walkin
Beans, in which he told the story of the task.

Another summer farm job I never did but remember the recruiting of crews to de-tassel corn. This
was for the various hybrid seed corn companies who had
either test plots or complete fields of their corn. They
paid the farmer to raise the corn or just for the use of
their land. My understanding of the de-tasseling was to
keep the corn from cross-pollenating. They wanted
their seed to be very pure. This operation is probably
still being performed, however not sure it hasnt been
mechanized in some way. If the old way, are high
school aged kids still recruited or do they now have their
own crew?
I havent thought about this phase of farming for many
years. I have noticed how things have changed. It has
been many years since corn rows were checked and
cultivated with the cultivators attached to the tractor.
The cultivating was done three times in rows going
all one direction and then a short time later going the
other and finally the original rows again. It had then
been laid by. This had to be done before the corn got
excessively high to prevent any damage by the machinery. After the third pass it was hoped the corn had grown
enough to be on its own and not be affected by any new
weed growth. I doubt if many of the young farmers now
even remember having done this task or seeing it done.
Now the rows are drilled and only go one way and
chemically treated. I often wonder how long the land
will stand up to the chemical process rather than the old
rotation, organic, always rotating crops, raising alfalfa,
plowing under the stubble and spreading the animal manure to regenerate the land. But then I have been long
removed from the farm and a farming community.


Josh Carlson, #21 drives around the defense as he
brings the ball up the court. Photo by Lisa Peterson.


I still get a kick out of listening to the farm
news. They talk about all those things of preparing the
land, the various seeds now available for the prevailing
weather conditions. I enjoy hearing about how well the
crops are growing, especially when sweet corn is going
to be available. I wonder about ethanol and if it will
surpass gasoline. Will our farmers be able to preserve
the land for the current purposes and population to be
able to feed not only our own people but others around
the world? Will they be a part of transportation needs
in years to come? Will the land hold up to all that is
expected of it? Will it wear out or wash away because
of trying to reclaim so much that all fence rows, hedge
rows, groves and the like have been eliminated to provide more acreage? I dont know the answers but hope
between scientists and farmers those questions will be
answered and we wont diminish our farming production for the future generations. Ill be gone but my descendants will have to survive, hopefully in a favorable
atmosphere.

In the meantime kudos to those people out
there walkin beans.


Nolan Johnson drives past the defense as he goes
in for a layup. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

SV JV boys take care of


South Central Calhoun

Southeast Valley traveled to Lake City last Thursday


Jan. 15 to take on the South Central Calhoun Titans.
The game was close through the 3rd quarter and the
SV boys finished strong beating the SCC 44-30.
Keegan Goodwin lead the team with 13 points and
6 rebounds followed by Kaleb Jondle 11points, Nolan
Johnson 7, Alex Pliner 5points and 8 rebounds.


Caleb Jondle gets fouled from Manson Northwest
Webster as he goes up for a shot. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Feb. 4, 2015

NEW Coop builds new facility


at Lanyon after marketing research
Full service location, room for expansion. . .

NEW Coop did something in Lanyon that it had
never done in its 42 year history. Starting in 2012 NEW
Coop, headquartered in Fort Dodge, purchased property
in Lanyon and then proceeded to construct an entirely
new facility.

After purchasing the property in 2012 the firm
installed two 30,000 gallon storage tanks in July, 2012,
and installed an additional 30,000 gallon nh3 storage tank
in the summer of 2013.

NEW Coop purchased enough property in Lanyon to accommodate expansion in the early years and for
many years in the future.

the NEW Lanyon location because traffic is minimal and


there are good hard-surface roads to the location. The
entrance and exit are well designed.

Added Frank, We are very fortunate to have a
customer base for agronomy. He noted that prior to the
NEW location in Lanyon customers had to go to Roelyn
Otho, or Lohrville, both of which are somewhat close but
still far away for some customers.

NEW did conduct a market study to determine
the best way to serve their customers and the most efficient answer was the Lanyon location. Of course, NEW
made a large financial investment.

In the summer of 2013 NEW constructed a 72 x
168
insulated
crop protection warehouse. The facility is
Why Lanyon?
insulated
and
fully
contained. It is used for seed storage

NEW discovered that there was opportunity
with the Lanyon location. We were servicing agronomy and treating, as well as packaged chemicals and starter
customers in a 6 mile radius around Lanyon. So it made fertilizer storage.
In 2014 several grain facilities were constructed:
sense for us to construct a facility here, asserted Frank
3-500,000
bu. bins and one-375,000 bu. bin for total storHuseman, Director of Operations for NEW Coop.

This facility was constructed in a loca- age of 1,875,000 bushels;
Two-15,000 bu. per hour receiving legs capable
tion where we have room for expansion, so we
of
unloading
300,000 bushels of grain per day.
are definitely in business for the present with ex
The
location project construction (to date) was
pansion feasible in the future, said Huseman.

At this location we are in our customers concluded with construction of a 28 x 46 office on the
back yard, said Tyler Toyne, Lanyon location manager. south side of the existing warehouse in 2014.
This was the first location site where we built
Toyne noted the customers can easily haul their grain to

Pictured above is the NEW Lanyon location office and adjacent to that is their large crop protection warehouse.

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Frank Huseman
Director of Operations, NEW Coop

everything new from the ground up, noted Huseman.


Huseman has been in various cooperative positions for
34 years and has been with NEW Coop for 14 years.

We wanted to take care of our customers so we
are here, asserted Huseman. We really try to stay ahead
of the curve.

He continued, Customers have choices. We
want to be their first choice. This is a very competitive
business.

The NEW Lanyon location offers a full service
facility. Other NEW Coop locations that are relatively
close are Duncombe, Otho, and Lohrville.

Retailer of Year
Award winner

NEW Cooperative was named the Agricultural
Retailers Association Retailer of the Year in 2014. The
award was presented to Huseman, Director of Operations. Were honored, humbled and exited to be named
ARAs Retailer of the Year, said Huseman in accepting
the award.

The award, sponsored by Monsanto, ARA and
AGProfessional Magazine, honors retailers who represents the best of the industry.

Moving forward
at Lanyon location

I am really proud that our NEW location has
six full-time employees and two seasonal staff members,
said Tyler Toyne, Lanyon location manager.

Toyne and Huseman noted that plans were
changed a few times as the Lanyon facility was constructed. There was a lot of planning and we used our
collective experience to give our customers a really good
facility, asserted Toyne.

Amy Pingle, Marketing Coordinator for NEW
Coop, noted that NEW Cooperative spends about $20
million a year between rolling stock and facility improvements.

Headquartered in Fort Dodge, NEW Cooperative has 27 locations and employs 350 people in northwest Iowa. The organization serves parts of nine counties,. Formed in 1973, NEW started as the result of two
neighboring coops merging in northeast Webster County,
the acronym NEW.

Tyler Toyne
Lanyon Location Manager

NEW grain facilities

Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

POET Biorefining - Gowrie



Our emphasis at POET Biorefining-Gowrie has been the mantra of See it. Own it.
Solve it. Do it. We have been preaching and practicing that all year long and we have seen
some great results from this focus.

To further improve productivity, we made numerous updates, improvements, and
changes that included adding a 6th fermentor. Along with improving efficiencies, the team at
POET Biorefining-Gowrie made safety and training a key priority. We had 0 OSHA recordables for 2014, which we are very proud of.

If theres one thing we can truly be proud
of at POET Biorefining-Gowrie, its our community involvement. The list of events and organizations we were able to support is lengthy,
but it ranged from donating Thanksgiving
turkeys for local families in need. Just a few
of the other many activities include supporting the local schools with after-Prom events,
sponsoring the Dayton Rodeo, participating in several holiday donation activities, sponsoring the Webster County 4-H Fair, and participating in the POET
Poetry Contest POET Arbor Day tree planting ceremony and the Gowrie community electronic signs.

We also had plenty of industry involvement at POET Biorefining-Gowrie,
including being involved with Growth Energy & Fuels America, meeting with
current and former U.S. Senators and Congressmen and lobbying in Washington, D.C. I also attended the Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference.
The plant team was also involved with organizations like the Iowa Cattlemens
Association, and the Webster County Cattlemen and Pork Producers.

Farm & Town Insurance


is independent agency
with new ownership
In Gowrie. . .

Marsha Farnham purchased the Valentine Insurance agency from Craig Valentine effective January 1,
2015. The new agency, Farm & Town Insurance, continues to be located at 1116 Market Street in Gowrie.

Farm & Town Insurance is an independent agency offering auto, home, farm, crop, business and health
insurance.

Marsha Farnham and Marla Stokesbary have
been with the agency for 15 years and 13 years respectively and are committed to the continued growth of
Gowrie and the surrounding communities.

The phone number for Farm & Town Insurance
will remain 515.352.3898. Office hours will be Monday
through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Farm & Town Insurance will continue to operate as an independent agency, offering the same variety
of insurance coverages including home, auto, farm, crop,
business and health insurance.

An open house was held on Friday, January 2
from 1 4 p.m. which introduced Marsha as the new
owner.

Plant Stats and Highlights

Bushels of corn ground (in 2014)


23 million bushels
Undenatured gallons of ethanol produced
(in 2014) 66 million gallons
Years of operation: 2006 start up
Name plate capacity: 70 million
Employees: 44 team members

PV Elementary incorperates
STEM into curriculum
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics...
The second graders at Prairie Valley Elementary are incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, &
Mathematics) projects into our existing curriculum as much as
possible; and this year Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. Samuelson added
to their Polar Express Reading Day by challenging students to
create a bell.
As part of the STEM activity, the students were asked what
types of materials they thought they needed to make a bell.
They brought some things from home and were provided with a
variety of many other materials.
When making the bells, they discovered what materials
made loud sounds, soft sounds or no sound at all! In the end, no
one had a bell that was the same!

Haylea Hutchinson holding her finished bell project.


Photo by: Andrea Walsh


Owner, Marsha Farnham and Marla Stokesbary
of Farm & Town Insuance in Gowrie.

Frost Dreke working on the design and construction of


his bell project. Photo by: Andrea Walsh

Brian Lane named SSB


Executive Vice President
and Senior Loan Officer...

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Security Savings Bank Board of Directors appointed Brian T. Lane as their new Executive Vice President/Senior Loan Officer on January 13, 2015. Brian
grew up in Farnhamville and understands what it means
to give back to his community.

He is a member of the Farnhamville EMS,
Reading-Cedar Fire Department, and Vice President of
the Farnhamville Betterment Club. He is a 1990 graduate of Prairie Valley High School, Iowa State University
with a B.B.A in Finance, as well as a graduate of the Iowa
School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking
in Colorado.

Brian makes his home in Farnhamville with his
wife Jessica and three children, Camryn, Sage and Cooper.

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THE GOWRIE NEWS


I graduated from Gowrie High School in 1949
and I never looked back, he said.

Actually, we dont live too far from you. We
are from Dayton, I said.

Is that town still alive? he asked. We used to
beat them at baseball all the time.

This guy is a character, Im thinking. He really
had a good sense of humor, he liked to tell stories, and he
enjoyed conversation.

We met some people from Gowrie last year, I
mentioned. Do you know Dale and Kay Miller?

Yes I do, he declared. Kay is a good friend of

my sister, Sharon Carlson who lives in Gowrie. Sharon is

It was a nice sunny day in Mesa, AZ, with temps even wilder that I am, he smiled.
Als real first name is Elwood. In high school
in the high sixties. But it was windy and a little chilly
if
someone
had a situation that wasnt too serious, and
and therefore there was only one person at the Farnsworth
perhaps needed a little humor, they would say: Go to El.
swimming pool that larte afternoon in Dreamland Villa.
And then you could see a twinkle in his eye.

The gentleman pulled into the parking lot in his

Early in life Al attended seminary and was thinkgolf cart. When we entered the pool area the man was in
ing
about
a ministerial career. But it wasnt for me, he
the hot tub and that was our destination also.
said. Im so glad about what I proceeded to do.

Where are you from? the man asked.

Al got his undergraduate degree and then pro
Iowa, I said.
ceeded
to
get his Masters in mental health. In the early

Ha, thats where I came from many years ago.
fifties
mental
health was in its infancy, he stated.
Im from the town of Gowrie, he declared.

He moved to Idaho and established a career of

Ive heard of it, I said as I chuckled inside.

His name was Elwood Wringer, or was it Ring- mental health diagnosis and psychiatry.. He traveled in
small planes, going from one small town to another. He
er? I didnt have a note pad with me in the hot tub.
would often meet people in churches or schools, or what-

One man at AZ swimming


pool and he was Gowrie grad. . .

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FARNHAMVILLE
HOLY TRINITY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Robert Zellmer, Pastor

9:30 am Sunday Worship
8:30 Sunday School
Mondays:
Ladies Bible Study
9:30am
Armor of God Class
7:00pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday:
Community Meal 11:30am
FIRST UNITED
CHURCH
Pastor
James H. Chesnutt
10:30 am Sunday Worship
Wednesdays:
Lunch Bunch 4:30-6:00 PM
Youth Mission Team 5:15
Kids Bell Choir 6:00-6:15

MOORLAND
UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST
James G. Davis, Pastor

8:00 am Sunday Worship


OUR LADY OF
GOOD COUNSEL
Served by the priests of
the Webster Co.
Catholic parishes
Sunday Morning Mass:
10 a.m.

LANYON
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Marc Murchison, Pastor
9:30 am - Worship
10:30 am Coffee Fellowship
11 am - Sunday School
~~
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of Church Things In One
Night
Saturday:
8 am - Men's Fellowship
(Harcourt Depot)
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GOWRIE

GOWRIE

OUR SAVIOURS
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor: Jon Rollefson

9:15 am Sunday Worship
10:15 am Fellowship
10:30 Sunday School
11:00 am Adult Forum

UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Annette Ruhs Kruse,
Pastor

ZION LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor

Mondays:
Bible Study with Don
Doolittle, 7:00 pm
Tuesdays:
Women's Evening Bible
Study, 7:00 pm
Praise and Worship,
6:00 pm
Wednesdays:
Confirmation, 6:00 pm
Thursdays:
Choir Practice, 6:00 pm
DivorceCare, 7:00 pm
Saturdays:
Men's group, 9:00 am
Thurs., Feb. 5
7:00 PM DivorceCare, Fireside Room
Sun., Feb. 8


Noon-3:00 LEAD,
Fellowship Hall
2:30 PM Riverside
Bible Camp Annual
Meeting
6:00 PM
We
RO.C.K. Meeting at
church
Mon., Feb. 9

9:00 AM Sewing Day
6:30 PM Council
Meeting, Fireside
Room
Tues., Feb. 10
6:00 PM Praise &
Worship, Fellowship
Hall
Wed., Feb. 11
7:00 PM
Bible
Study with Don Doolittle, Fireside Room

ROELYN
FULTON LUTHERAN
CHURCH
James G. Davis, Pastor
9:15 am Sunday Worship
Wed., Sept 10
8:15 a.m. Twin Lakes
Womens Retreat
Sun., Sept 14
9:15 a.m. Worship
Wed., Sept 17
9:00 a.m. WELCA
Bible Study

9:00 a.m. Sunday School


10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship
Wednesday, February 4th
5:30 PM Confirmation
5:30 PM Glory Bell
7:00 PM Choir Practice
8:00 PM Finance Meeting
Thursday, February 5th
1:30 PM UMW Executive
Meeting
2:00 PM UMW General
Meeting
Friday, February 6th
1:00 PM Quilters
Sunday, February 8th
9:00 AM Sunday School
10:15 AM Worship
There is no Emmaus
Reunion Group today, all
are encouraged to attend
mens closing.
5:00 PM Youth Group
Monday, February 9th
12:00 PM Small Group
5:00
PM
Worship
Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 10th
1:00 PM Quilters
7:00 PM Men's Small
Group
Wednesday, February 11th
5:30 PM Confirmation
5:30 PM Glory Bells
7:00 PM Choir Practice

SOMERS
UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Pastor James H. Chesnutt

9:00 am Sunday Worship


Thursdays: 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Bible Study
at Church
Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m.
Evening Bible Study at
Dan & Colleen
Goodwins

9:30 am Sunday School


10:30 Sunday Worship
Wed., Sept 10
8:15 a.m. Twin Lakes
Womens Retreat
1:30 p.m. GCC & Shutin Visits
4:00 p.m. Run Through
the Bible for 3rd grade
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
Thurs., Sept 11
1:30 p.m. Project Day
3:00 p.m. GCC Devotions
Sun., Sept 14
9:30 a.m. Adult Bible
Study
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship (3rd
& 7th graders receive
bibles)
Tues., Sept 16
10:00 a.m. GCC Taped
Service
Wed., Sept 17
1:30 p.m. GCC & Shutin Visits
7:00 p.m. Confirmation
7:00 p.m. Zion WEBS at
Cindy Youngquists

ever meeting place could be arranged.



He lived in various cities, including Boise. But
his mental health work was always conducted via small
plane travel.

Al remembers working at a lumber yard in
Gowrie. He also recalls teaching kids to spin their car
tires just right out in the country on gravel roads.

There werent any blacktop highways back
then, he said. Some main highways like 169 were
blacktop, but there were many hard surface roads.

Al has a home in Dreamland Villa and he has a
summer place in Show Low, in the high country on the
east side of the valley. He really seems to enjoy life.

He mentioned that he has several relatives in the
Gowrie area and he tries to come back to his home town
every two years.

Webster County Supervisors


extend OHV park grant
deadline, okay wheel loader

By David Satterlee

At the Webster County Board of Supervisors
meeting on January 27, County Supervisors approved
hiring Kelsey Riley as a Case Manager and providing
wage increase for Brittany Eastwood. They also approved
appointments and salaries for the County Recorders office.

They commended the recent leadership of Community Family Services, an organization that provides
assistance in 22 Iowa counties. Improved operations in
Webster County have opened opportunities for expansion
in a new location.

In further business, they accepted Manure Management Plan Updates for Webster Pork and HLG.

The board approved an agreement and addendum for flexible health benefit plans for County employees and welcomed new Assistant Attorney Hans Becker.

The Supervisors also facilitated funding for the
Gypsum City Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park, a top
tourism draw. Tony Trotter, a County Project Engineer,
spoke to explain that this action would extend the deadline for full use of a Recreational Trail grant. The Board
acted by approving an amendment to the Community Attraction and Tourism agreement with Vision Iowa Board
and the City of Fort Dodge.

County Engineer Randall Will, presented proposals for purchase of a new wheel loader. After discussion of bids, the Board approved his recommendation to
spend $226,900 to purchase a John Deere unit from Murphy Tractor and Equipment Co. in Fort Dodge.

Webster County currently owns six wheel loaders and is retiring one purchased in 1984. Wheel loaders
are typically used for filling trucks with sand, gravel and
soil and have a service life of 25-30 years. The new machine is equipped to maximize diesel fuel economy while
reducing emissions.

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CHURCH
Rod Meyer, Pastor
~~
Worship 10:30 am
Fellowship 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am

HARCOURT
UNITED
EVANGELICAL
COVENANT CHURCH
Craig Vote, Pastor
9:30 am Sunday Worship
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Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Jaguars finish regular season with tough


tournament at Guthrie Center

The Jags wrapped up their regular season at the always


tough Guthrie Center Tiger Invite. Twenty-one teams competed in the JV portion of the tournament in the morning
while twenty teams battled in Varsity competition. Two
wrestlers, Spencer Johnson(113) and Riley Rittgers(160)
represented the Jags in the finals. Unfortunately, Spencer
had to injury default his match after banging heads with his
opponent in the first period. Riley capped off a good day by
pinning Clarion Goldfields Logan Nelson in the first period. Kaelan Lundberg(170) and Tom Nahnsen(182) finished
in sixth place; Trey Lawrence(132) and Caleb Hemmestad(145) finished in 7th place and Coltan Klingson(106)
didnt place.
Overall, the boys wrestled pretty well both in the Varsity and JV tournament. At this point in the season we want
the guys to be start peaking heading into next Saturdays
Sectional wrestling tournament at Humboldt. Our guy
wrestled at their seed or above what they were seeded at the
beginning of the tournament. Also, we want to come out as
healthy as possible.

In the finals, Spencer shot at the same time as his finals


d
opponent, 2nd rated Alex Thomsen of Underwood, banged
g
heads and had to medically forfeit the match. Hopefully
d
after a few days rest Spencer will be ready to roll for Saturday.
Riley Rittgers returned to the mat after a three
week absence recovering from an injured thumb and made
s
an impressive statement by pinning his way through the
n
tournament. In the finals Riley pinned a state qualifier from
n
Clarion, so hopefully he is on the right track heading into
Sectionals. Trey, Tom, and Caleb probably had the toughest
brackets in the tournament. The trio wrestled pretty darn
hard all day and placed above their seeds. The coaching
staff just needs to help fix a few positioning items to get
them ready for Sectionals. Kaelan continues to get better
each time out. He has to work on being consistent throughe
out the day. Coltan was also in a very competitive bracket
p
and is doing a good job this year.
,
JV Wrestling
Five wrestlers competed in the JV portion of the Tid
ger Invite. Two Jag wrestlers, Zeke Miller(170) and Tony
Crampton(Hwt) claimed gold. Zeke went 3-0 and Tony
d
2-0. Tristan Troutwine(220) went 1-2 and finished in third
place; Matt Ross(Hwt) went 1-1 finishing in second place
o

The Jags finished their regular season dual
-meet season at Wall Lake with three wins, beating East
sSac County 48-12, Alta-Aurelia 42-36, and West BenddMallard 42-36. Coltan Klingson, Spencer Johnson, Caleb
-Hemmestad, Kaelan Lundberg, & Tom Nahnsen went 3-0
efor the night. Trey Lawrence, Zeke Miller, Bryce Scott,
and Matt Ross finished 2-1. Ryan Collen went 1-1 in JV
action.

and Dan Mace(182) finished in fourth place.


Final Team Results:
1. Clarion-Goldfield 242.5 2. Manson Northwest
Webster167.0 3.Ogden113.0 4.Riverside112.5 5.Humboldt 111.0 6. Panorama 107.0 7. Guthrie Center 100.5
8.Southeast Valley98.0 9.Greene County92.0 10.Woodward-Granger 78.011. Tri-Center 73.5 12. Moravia 64.0
13. Underwood 60.0 14. Interstate 35 55.5 15. Griswold48.0 16.East Union47.0 16.Nodaway Valley47.0
18.West Central Valley40.5 19.Coon Rapids-Bayard39.0
20.Nevada32.5

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Jaguars defeat Wildcats


Senior Night Jan 19...

The Jaguars capped off a successful senior night at


their final home dual by defeating the Wildcats of West
Central Stuart 35-16. Seniors Caleb Hemmestad recorded
a 13-10 decision; Spencer Johnson won 4-1, while Tom
Nahnsen pinned his opponent in the second period. Fellow
seniors Riley Rittgers is still nursing an injured thumb and
Ryan Collen did not have a match for the night.
It was nice to pick up a win; I thought our guys were
a little tired coming off Saturdays conference meet. These
seniors will be sorely missed; they are the core of the team
and have been the leaders all season.

McCrary-Rost
Clinic
Rochelle Guess,
ARNP, FNP C
Adam Swisher, DO
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C
Hours: Monday-Friday
1800 Main, Gowrie, Iowa

Phone 352-3891

Jag Wrestlers beat


West Central Valley

After Hours: 1-800-262-2614

Southeast Valley wrestlers beat West Central


Valley 35 - 16. Caleb Hemmestad and Spencer Johnson
scored three points each for the Jags by decision. Tristan
Troutwine and Trey Lawrence scored their six points each
easy by forfeits.

Tony Crampton won his dual over Tristan Lloyd
with a quick fall time of just 44 seconds, scoring six. Tom
Nahnsen and Bryce Scott were the remaining scorers for
the Jags totaling 35 points for the win. There were three
double forfeits in the match.

Jag Wrestlers had easy


match with Sioux Central

JV Jag wrestlers finish regular 48 - 12 victory. . .


The Southeast Valley Jags took the win over Sioux
season with three wins
Central, 48 -12. Sioux Central was no challenge with a
whopping 36 points to the Jags in forfeits.
Both teams lost ground with four double forfeits.
The remaining 12 points for Southeast Valley came
from Caleb Hemmestad over Austin Fairchild with a quick
fall time of 50 seconds and from Kaelen Lundberg over
Zach Molnar with a faster fall time of 39 seconds.
Trey Lawrence didnt go down quickly, losing his
dual to Caleb Gunderson with a fall time of 5:04.

Ryan Willison,
Farnhamville
515-544-3602
Cell 351-0679

1108 Market Street,


Gowrie, IA 50543
Ph. 515.352.3325
Fx. 515.352.3309
email: gnews@wccta.net

712-297-5218
712-465-5335

Dressed as the Blues Brothers, the 2014 First Place trivia team was all smiles. Pictured here is (back row) John and
Kim Olson, Daryl Winter, and John Panning. Front row is Marilyn Gillespie, Donetta Stewart, Sally Winter, and Judy
Panning. Tickets for the 2015 Trivia Night fundraiser are on sale now. Learn more on the SMCH Facebook page, under the
event tab, www.Facebook.com/SMCHLakeCity

Second annual Trivia Night planned at SMCH


Saturday, Feb. 7...

By Carol Dickkut, Auxiliary Member


The Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its second annual Trivia Night fund-raising
competition on Saturday evening, February 7, at the Opportunity Living gymnasium. It involves tables of up to
eight people putting their heads together to answer any
little detail from the number of flowers on an Oreo cookie
to how long is a furlong to which Triple Crown horse race
has the longest track.
Judging from what Ive heard about last years event,
you dont want to miss it. As Linda Norgrant put it, It
was a LOT of fun! Each table can choose a theme which
can be something as simple as wearing a hat or scarf to
something as exotic as a table full of ladies in pink wigs!

All women, all men, or a mix...anything goes. You can put


together your own team, or you can ask to be placed with
a table that has open spots.
Entertainment will be provided by Big Daddy Addy.
Included in the ticket price is a buffet of multiple appetizers and table snacks, something to please all. A cash bar
is also available. Doors open at 5:45, with games commencing at 7:00. Join us for a night of fun, laughter, and
community. Prizes are awarded for top winners and even a
prize for the worst losers! Proceeds this year will benefit
the Rehabilitation Department at SMCH. See the advertisement in the paper for details on how to be a part of the
break the winter blahs Trivia Night. You wont regret it,
and youll be supporting your local hospital!

It Pays to Advertise!

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Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

CITY OF GOWRIE
regular Gowrie City Council Meeting
Held January 19, 2015

Regular Gowrie City Council meeting was held January 19, 2015 at
6:45 p.m. at the Gowrie Community Center with Mayor Dave Stokesbary in
the chair and the following Council members answering role call: Redman,
Harrison, Jackson, Petersen, and Willardson.

Minutes of the previous meeting was approved, upon the request, by
Gayle and Dave, that the bills on the minutes be completed by using word
excel program, due to less chance of error. Also that the signature card
from the special meeting held last week be signed and delivered to the
bank to be eligible for the public to make checks out to Mulligans. Motion
by Harrison, second by Jackson. Motion carried-all ayes.

Harrison moved that the agenda be approved with additions,
deletions, or corrections of the club house hours, and garbage alternatives.
Second by Jackson. Motioned carried-all ayes.
Chief McCormack gave police report.

Chuck Angstrom gave the monthly Utilities report. Budget meeting is
set for February 2, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. Chuck also reported that the utilities
will be putting new LED lighting downtown, also discussed street light
poles, some are in need of replacement.

Lisa Willardson gave the Library report. Jeff Strutzenburg reported
that the front door needed a new lock on the front door. Also Lodge
replaced key in back, need to get a copy.

Bruce McCormack gave the parks report, discussed little league.

Unfinished business, discussion was held on traffic cameras. A lot of
publicizing is needed and a Public Hearing is set for February 16, 2015 @
6:45 p.m.

Added business to the agenda was discussion of hours at Mulligans,
and to keep it open for now. Also for Kathy to report every day.

Alternatives for garbage disposal was discussed.

Larson CD was approved for Heartland Bank. Motion by Redman,
second by Harrison. Motion carried all-ayes.

Swimming Pool bid was approved for Heartland Bank. Redman
moved, second by Jackson. Motion carried all-ayes.

Jeremy Mobley approved to join planning and zoning board. Moved
by Harrison, second by Jackson, all-ayes.

Reimbursement for health insurance was discussed, need more
information from auditor. Petersen moved, and Jackson second. Motion
carried all-ayes.

Rehabilitation Grant pay request were approved. Moved by Petersen,
second by Jackson. Motioned carried all a-yes.

Discussion was held on hiring a part time snow plow driver.

Discussion on hiring a reserve police officer, and a possible raise.
Motion by Harrison, second by Petersen. Motion carried all-ayes.

Council Liaison Appointments were approved. Motion by Harrison,
second by Petersen. Motion carried all-ayes.

Options for Old Ford Sander Truck, and Red Chevy Cheyenne and
equipment were discussed and the decision was made for Redman to look
into.

Approval for paying Telecom Communications was approved. Motion
by Redman, second by Jackson, motion carried all-ayes.

Approval to purchase side steps for the new ford city truck from Inline
Service, L.L.C. Moved by Redman, second by Harrison. Motion carried
all-ayes.

Discussion of cleaning expense for the community center was
approved. Motion by Harrison, second by Willardson. Motion carried allayes.

Public comments, Bruce Towne pertaining to Mulligans, What are the
plans? Also comments form Jill Viles.

Redman moved to approve the payment of bills, second by Harrison.
February Council meeting will be held February 16, 2015 discussion of
bills at 6:15p.m.

Adjourning of the meeting was moved by Harrison, second by
Willardson at 8:54p.m.
DATA TECH

FORM 5650E,W3,6102

159.16
ARAMARK

COMM.CNTR.

317.64
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
UTILITY BILL

1,297.67
CASEY'S
POLICE FUEL

325.72
GOWRIE SERVICE
CITY TRUCK FUEL

202.82
GOWRIE MUNICIPAL UTILITIS, UTILITIES

5,838.45
GOWRIE NEWS
PUBLICATIONS

736.21
JAMBOREE

CLUB LIQ/WINE

569.79
MENARDS

GOLF CLUB

122.53
MIDLAND POWER
SECURITY LIGHT

75.44
NAPA AUTO PARTS
HAL BULB & ADAPTER

23.96
STAR ENERGY
STREETS FUEL

219.13
WEBSTER CALHOUN
LIBRARY TELE. SERVICES
768.34
EFTPS

FED/FICA TAX

4,026.38
IPERS

IPERS PROTECT

1,868.89
STATE OF IOWA TREASURER, STATE TAXES

1,602.00
LEAF, COMM. CENTER COPIER LEASE
59.71
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC CANON COPIER SYSTEM
131.32
BAKER & TAYLOR
BOOKS

374.18
CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT, PREMIER ROMANCE SERIES 83.88
SHELLY NELSON
POSTAGE REIMB.

158.91
THE PENWORTHY COMPANY, BOOKS
131.26
POSTMASTER
STAMPS CITY
49.00
CARRIE DALLEY
COMM. CENTER CLEANING
60.00
TARGET DVDS
111.88
ANDERSON ERICKSON DAIRY,MEALS-PURCHASED FOOD EX.176.87
FORT DODGE MACHINE & SUP., SHOP STOCK
81.50
BENNETT, CRIMMINS & SMITH, RE:FRANCES RUDE
200.00
BROWN SUPPLY CO, H-41 PLUNGER ASSM./4SEALS,FRGT 294.31
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING, CITY SHOP SUPPLIES
97.50
FORCE AMERICA DIST LLC 2-9064 DMP TRK, 4 STOCK
85.77
M&M SALES CO
CLERKS COPIER SUPPLIES
25.41
FORT DODGE ASPHALT CO. INV. 42513

304.00
RAEANN CHADA
CLEANING

8.00
FELD FIRE, MEALS-HOOD EXTINGUISHER EXP
170.00
ADVANCED SYSTEMS
CONTRACT CANNON IR 2525
64.64
HIWAY TRUCK & EQUIPMENT, MUD FLAPS NEW CITY TRUCK 90.00
JP COOKE COMPANY
ANIMAL TAGS & HOOKS
58.55
INLINE SERVICE LLC
PLOW TRUCK
221.19
VALENTINE INSURANCE, ADDED 2015 FORD F-250 PICK UP 242.00
MID-IOWA SIGN COMPANY BURN PILE SIGN

24.00
US FOODS, MEALS-PURCHASED FOOD EXPENSE
1,881.57
HOTSY EQUIPMENT
WASHING CITY TRUCKS/EQUIP. 113.81
VISA, COMM CTR. CORK BOARD,+ PREV BA
91.69
LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS, PARKING TICKETS
100.00
AIRGAS USA LLC
CITY SHOP

197.40
NORTHERN LIGHTS
CLUB FOOD

1,560.21
HUMES DISTRIBUTING
CLUB-BEER EXPENSE
134.50
MACKE MOTORS
POLICE VEHICLE

658.26
DON'S PEST CONTROL
CLUB EXP.

42.80
COMMUNITY PHARMACY INS. MIRANDA SEGEBART MED. 10.00
BIANCHI HEATING & COOLING, NEW FURNACE/AIR
2,780.00
SAWYER'S MEATS OF IOWA, CLUB-FOOD EXPENSE
260.00
CARA BALL

CLUB-PROGRAM EXPENSE
250.00
HENDERSON PRODUCTS, INC., SANDER REPAIRS
617.00
BRUNTLETT ELEVATOR SNOW & ICE MELT

7.97
REMINISCE

MAGAZINE RENEWAL

15.00
CURTIS DYNA-FOG,LTD.
SKEETER SPRAY

413.77
T&T LINE-X LLC

BED LINER NEW CITY TRUCK 472.50
LAKE CITY MACKE, ALIGNMENT ON FORD SQUAD CAR
64.20
SPECIALTY TRUCKS & EQUIP., WOOD CHIPPER
1,068.74
STERLING COMPUTER PRODUCS, INKJET, A1352
62.51
INDEPENDENT SALT COMPANY, SALT FOR ST./ICE/SNOW 1,935.94
SOLID WASTE AGENCY, JAN-MAR QUARTERLY ASSESSMENT
1,166.63
PAYROLL CHECKS
TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS

21,510.80
CLAIMS TOTAL

56,873.31
GENERAL FUND

24,312.54
LIBRARY FUND

7,733.22
PARKS FUND

498.17
POOL FUND

31.45
GOLF COURSE FUND

8,813.80
ROAD USE TAX FUND

10,042.92
LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX FUND
413.77
CONGREGATE MEALS FUND

5,027.44
______________________
DEPUTY CITY CLERK
MAYOR

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Pictured are (front, left to right) Morgan, Lucas, Beth, Lea Mae, Dan, Lindsay and Brooke Rosa, (back row)Dr. Derek
Duncan, Dr. Susan Hornback, and Heather Cain, CEO at SMCH, with a basket of gifts from Stewart Memorial Community
Hospital and its employees. Lea Mae is the 2015 New Year Baby in Lake City.

New Year baby


arrives at SMCH

After a busy November and December in the OB


department at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital
where the hospital saw a 12% increase in births during
2014, the first baby of 2015 took her time to arrive. Lea
Mae Rosa was born to parents Beth and Dan Rosa of
Pomeroy, IA.
The New Year baby entered the world at 6:47 AM
on Sunday, January 18, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and
is 19 inches long. Dr. Susan Hornback, Board Certified
Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician was Beths primary care provider during her pregnancy and Lea Mae
was delivered by Dr. Derek Duncan, Board Certified
Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician.
Lea Mae was welcomed by big sisters Morgan, who
will be 11 on February 9th, Lindsay, age 9, and Brooke,
age 2, and big brother Lucas, age 6.

To celebrate the birth of the New Year baby, the
family was given a basket full of gifts. Items included
diapers and baby wipes donated by Stewart Memorial
Community Hospital.

Gifts given by SMCH employees included
a blanket and rattle from Pam Hospelhorn; pacifiers,
pacifier cloth, and burp cloths from Mary Seil and the
SMCH Housekeeping Dept.; a rattle and book from
Casey Wetter; board books from Deb Dunn; cradle sheet
and blanket from Danielle Evans; flannel blankets and
a Johnsons gift set from Heather Cain; a hat and crib
sheet from Lisa Wiederin; a stuffed elephant from Jenni
Macke; washcloths & bath toy, fresh food feeders, diaper
bag dispenser and books from Holly Wuebker; Ibuprophen and Acetaminiophen from Community Pharmacy;
laundry basket and blanket from Maurine Theiszen; hand
& foot print kit and tub toys from Carmen Ludwig; and
a stuffed animal, baby book, and car seat cover from
SMCH Auxiliary Gift Shoppe

WEBSTER CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


Vacating Parcel
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Public Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of
Webster County, Iowa proposes to vacate the following described parcel
of secondary road easement in accordance with provisions of Chapter
306.12 of the Code of Iowa:

All that portion of the road originally known as the Jackson
and Deer Creek Road, now known as Garfield Avenue, lying south
of the right of way of the road now known as 150th Street, being 33
feet in width each side of the Range Section line between Section
36, Township 90 North, Range 30 West and Section 31, Township 90
North, Range 29 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Webster County,
Iowa, and containing 0.68 acres more or less.

Pursuant to Chapter 306.10 and 306.11 of the Code of Iowa, this
matter will come for hearing before the undersigned Board of Supervisors
of Webster County, Iowa at a meeting on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at
10:30 A.M. in the Supervisors Board Room, Webster County Courthouse,
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501.

Any interested party may appear and be heard at that time. Any
person owning land abutting on roads proposed for vacation and closing
shall have the right to file, in writing, a claim for damages at any time on or
before the date fixed for hearing.
_____________________________
Keith Dencklau, Chairperson
Webster County Board of Supervisors
Attest: ________________________________
Carol Messerly, Webster County Auditor
Date: Feb 4, 2015

SV music department
presents Pops March 7
The Southeast Valley High School Music Departments will be performing a Pops by Candlelight Concert. It will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the
Gowrie High School gym. In case of inclement weather,
the concert will he held on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
The SV high school bands and choirs will be performing a variety of musical pieces to make it a very
entertaining night. Cupcakes and refreshments will be
served during the performance.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased
from any high school band or vocal student and also from
the directors, Dianna Hanna and Brandon Lewis.
Tickets are on sale now. They will also be available
for purchase at the Jazz Concert and Pie Auction Thursday, February, 5 at the Gowrie high school gym. A limited number of seats are available, so get your tickets early.
The funds raised will be used toward music department expenses, such as supplies, instruments, new uniforms, and other needs.

JH Jag girls play


final home games

The Southeast Valley Jaguar JH Girls Basketball


teams played their final home games Tuesday night in
Burnside vs Glidden Ralston. The 7th grade played their
final game for the season and came away with a solid 3611 victory with Makenzie Crampton leading the way with
12 points with Jaynie Ferrari right behind with 10.

The Jaguars received solid point guard play
from Cassie Bergland and solid defense and hustle from
Viatris Scott. The Jaguars also received solid minutes off
the bench from the duo of Taegan Long and Maggie Anderlik. The 7th grade finishes their season with a record
of 11-2.

The 8th grade also posted a solid 32-17 victory
with Maddy Jaeschke leading the way with 13 points and
Cassidy Lambert right behind with 8.

The Jaguars received solid point guard play
from Kasey Lundberg and very solid wing play from the
trio of Morgan Castenson, Shelby Cummins ad Sammy
Alphs.

The Jaguars were led off the bench by the duo
of Lanie Nelson and Hanna Devries. The 8th grade improves to 9-4 on the season and will finish their season at
Coon Rapids Friday.

Feb. 4, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Feb 6 1985...30 years ago...


Mary Hamell, 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hamell RFD-1, Gowrie, was crowned the 1985 Webster
County Beef Queen at the annual banquet of the Webster
County Cattlemends association January, 28...
Laura May Nedeau-Owen became the new pastor at
Faith Lutheran Church in Harcourt Jan. 8. Pastor James McGee, former pastor at Faith Lutheran, retired the year before...
Mrs. Ted Peterson was honored on her 75th birthday
with dinner at Paton Place Sunday, Jan. 27 and a party was
held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Peterson. Guests
were from Bondurant, Fort Dodge, Gowrie, Dayton, Lanyon,
and Harcourt...
Spec. 4 Curtis D. Wilson, son of Jack and Eula Mae
Wilson of Farnhamville, was involved in a NATO-sponsored
exercise by participating in the Armys return of forces to
Germany...
Cedar Valley traveld to Scranton Jan. 31 and defeted the
Trojans 43-29. Brain Hanson led C.v. with 13 points. Brad
Lane had 10, David Dowling had 9, Greg Hammer had 8,
Joel Collier had 2 and Todd Little had 1. Steve Peterson led
in rebounds with 10...
Carol Board lead the devotions at the Feb 14 meeting
of the Ladies Aide Society of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Hostesses were Joan Hirsch, Roberta Hirsch, and Emma
Cline...
Mr. and Mrs. Albin Norine celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 10 at the Zion Lutheran Church in
Gowrie. The Norines were married Feb. 10, 1920...
Laurie Koester had a come and go bridal shower Feb.
16 at the Gowrie Community Center. She was the bride-to-be
of Jason Reed, Gowrie...
Eight students from the area were named to the Iowa
State University Deans List for the 1984 Fall Semester. Sara
Bilstad and Laurie Eastman of Callender, Monica Gay Monson, Chris Patrick Rittgers, William Edward Wiley and Darin

Southeast Valley
Speech students
compete at Manson

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Alan Wooters all of Gowrie, Darren Robert Carlson and David Alan Hocke of Paton...
Anns Thrift & Gifg Shoppe of Callender had its Grand
Opening Friday, Feb. 8. Coffee and cookies were served and
door prizes were awarded...
Feb 1 1995...20 years ago...
Dick Tell thanked everyone for their support in the
Webster County Supervisor election....
Mryna Jacobson thanked her family and friends for the
cards, visits, food, flowers, and gifts after her surgery...
Phyllis Clark celebrated her 80th birthday Feb. 7...
Arkay King, clarinetist, and Chris McKenny, percussion, performed in the middle school honor band at Simpson
College. They were the students of Chad Przymus at the Prairie Valley Middle School...
Prairie Valley Junior High chorus, put on a lip sync contest Feb. 8. ...
Clifford Swenson, Clarence Schroeder, Jim Peterson,
Wm. J. Kruse, and Mrs. Ernest Hunter all won tickets to the
Capri Theater in Lake City from The Gowrie News...
A benefit lunch was held for Todd Nolte at the Farnhamville Elevator Community Room. Breakfast was served. The
fundraiser was supported by the United Youth Fellowship
of the First United Church of Farnhamville and the Somers
United Methodist Church...
William and Edith Geisler celebrated an anniversary
Feb. 3. Darold and LaVera Vote, and Randy and Janis Castle
celebrated anniversaries Feb. 5. Darwin and Dana Beschorner celebrated an anniversary Feb. 9...

The girls are all smiles as they wait to dance for their
family at the SV Drill Team Show. Front row from left to
right are Meia Hefley, Hadley Cox, and Reagan Pearson.
Pictured behind is Nevaha Roe. Photo By Lynn Rittgers.

SV plans to attend
Drake University
Honor Jazz Band
Tuesday, February 10...


On February 10, seven students from SV will
be attending the Drake University Honor Jazz Band. The
concert will be held at Drake Universitys Performing Arts

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, January 24, 25 Hall, in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. They are: Daven
students boarded a bus headed for Manson Northwest Rees, trumpet; Leah Gibbons, piano; Jared Grove, bass;
Webster High School and the large group speech contest. Todd Hamilton, tenor sax; Rawly Grandfield, trombone;
These talented students made up five different compet- Hannah Peterson, saxophone; and Miranda Keith,vibes.
ing groups: 2 ensemble acting, 1 choral reading, 1 musical theatre, and 1 group improvisation. As in every other
extra-curricular activity, dedication is key. Since mid NoEven the audience gets involved in the limbo as they
vember, the participants have been arriving at the school
wait for the next dance group to get ready to perform. Photo
early and leaving school late for practice. This was the
By Lynn Rittgers.
first large group speech competition for Southeast Valley.

The hard work of the group members definitely paid off this last weekend. All five groups received
a 1 rating and are moving on to the state competition
on February 7 at Sioux City East High School. Judges
look for things like interpretation, vocal delivery, physical delivery, creativity, characterization, and consistency.
After their performances, judges on Saturday spoke with
the participants and gave them praise and key things on
which to work.

Coaches Britney Geisler and Brandon Louis
chose scripts and musical selections ahead of time with
specific student interest and talent in mind. The choral
reading this year was entitled Antiheroes and was written by George Saunders. Students involved in this group
were: Emma Whalen, Tommy Lennon, Hillary Odhiambo, Keygan Barber, Vanessa Scott, Eliza Geis, Patti Snyder, Marydith Barkley, Victoria Vote, Tori Crampton, Patrick Breitsprecher, Ebony Scott, Daniel Johnson, Claire
Whalen, and Brittany Batterson.

The musical theatre group performed selections
The Southeast Valley Jaguar boys patiently wait for their turn to dance during Sunday afternoon's Drill Team Dance
from the production Miss Saigon. Those involved
were: Nicole Williams, Emma Whalen, Megan Snyder, Show. Photo By Lynn Rittgers.
Zoey Shipley, Josie Breitsprecher, and Malachi Swanson.
One ensemble acting group performed Past Curfew by
Arthur M. Jolly. Students acting in this group were: Keygan Barber, Mitchell Reck, and Zoey Shipley. The second ensemble group performed Snapshots by Cynthia
Mercati. This group was comprised of: Nicole Williams,
Megan Snyder, and Josie Breitsprecher.

The final group performing on Saturday was in
the category of improvisation. This particular performance arena requires a certain sort of off the cuff talent. These quick on their feet gentlemen were: Jalen
Fuss, Jack Mumper, Travis Jones, Mitchell Reck, and
Sam Comp. They handled their chosen situation well and
were met with laughter and much applause.

All in all, these 25 students represented Southeast Valley admirably. This first large group speech competition was obviously a successful one, and students
have much to be proud of. Within the next two weeks,
The 2015 RAGBRAI overnight towns were announced Saturday, Jan. 24th at the Route Announcement Party at Hythey will have to work just as hard, if not harder, to pre- Vee Hall. The ride begins July 19th in Sioux City and ends July 25th in Davenport. The overnight towns are: Sioux City,
Storm Lake, Fort Dodge, Eldora, Cedar Falls, Hiawatha, Coralville, and Davenport. Photo courtesy of IowaNewsNow.Net
pare for their February 7 performances.

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Feb. 4, 2015

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SE Valley Musicians Perform


in Karl King Honor Band Fesitval


Everyone big and small enjoy the limbo at the
Drill Team Dance Show. Photo By Lynn Rittgers.

Submitted by David Swaroff



On Saturday, January 17, six middle school
musicians from SE Valley performed in concert along
with top musicians from bands all over Iowa in the Karl
King Honor Band Festival, hosted by Saint Edmond high
school in Fort Dodge.

Chosen by their directors, one band of sixth
graders and one band of seventh graders rehearsed all day
and presented a concert to the public in St. Ed HS gym
that evening.

Selected to play from SE Valley MS were: Anthony Stevens, trombone and Morgan Farnham, alto sax,
in the 6th grade band, conducted by John Aboud, retired
director from Algona.

In the 7th grade band were: Erin Zeka, alto sax,
Keeley Maguire, tenor sax, Viatris Scott, baritone and
Haley Studyvin, trumpet. Their conductor was Dan Cassady, former St. Edmond HS band director and former
director of bands at ICCC.


The Southeast Valley Drill Team put on a great show Sunday afternoon during the Drill Team Dance Show. Photo
By Lynn Rittgers.

The GDC presents $1,780 check to Gowrie Fire Department...


The Gowrie Development Commission recently provided a check for $1,780 to the Gowrie Fire Department from proceeds of the Wreath Raffle. Funds will go to the new fire station building. Pictured left to right are firefighter Chad Loseke;
Fire Chief, Greg Benson; GDC President, Marcie Boerner; and firefighter Daryl Promes.

Sixth grade Karl King Honor Band performers....


Sixth Grade participants Anthony Stevens, trombone and Morgan Farnham, alto sax.

Seventh grade Karl King Honor Band performers...


Seventh Grade participants Erin Zeka, alto sax;
Keeley Maguire, tenor sax; Viatris Scott, baritone; and Haley Studyvin, trumpet.