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Nov.

18, 2015

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Gowrie Postmaster
Linda Price retiring
Friday, Nov. 27

VOL. 125 NO. 46

After nearly ten years


of service to community...

Linda Price, Postmaster of Gowrie Post Office
will be retiring Friday, Nov. 27 after nearly 10 years of
service to the Gowrie community.

Her plans are to work with her daughter and
son-in-law, Amber and Darren Trusler. Amber and Darren own and operate Made To Gaze in Ogden.

Linda also plans to spend time with her husband, Randy; son, Jason and his wife Amy; as well as
her grandchildren Chelsea,21; Blake, 19; Parker, 10; and
Addison, 9.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the people, fellow
employees and the community. Gowrie is definitely a
great place, said Linda.


Donald J. Trump stopped by POET near Gowrie to discuss his support for the RFS and why he'd "Fuel America
Great Again."

Farmers Cooperative Company, West Central


boards recommend merger, members to vote


Linda Price will retire as Postmaster of Gowrie
Post Office on Friday, November 27.


Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) and West
Central Cooperative this week announced a unanimous
vote by their Boards of Directors to proceed with a merger vote by members of both cooperatives.

West Central facilities in 24 locations including facilities in Gowrie, Boxholm, rural Harcourt, and
Paton. Farmers Coop has 38 total facilities including
locations in Farnhamville, Gowrie, Somers, Paton,
and Dayton.

Following several months of internal and independent analysis on the potential risks and benefits associated, the Boards approved the plan of merger and
recommend a merger.

Our members own these cooperatives. We en-

courage each owner to read the plan of merger and proposed articles of incorporation, ask questions, and return
their ballot, said FC board president and Odebolt-area
farmer, John Scott. Every member matters.

This is a landmark decision for our memberowners, explained West Central board chair and Patonarea farmer, Sue Tronchetti. Our Boards, management
and employee teams believe we can diversify our businesses, improve member services and protect and en-

Coop merger continued on page 3...

144 oppose Bakken pipeline at IUB


hearing; most in favor are non-Iowans
$3.8 billion project includes Webster County. . .

Hundreds of people cheered, whistled, applauded and groaned Thursday in Boone as an exhaustive daylong public hearing kicked off deliberations on a
proposed crude oil pipeline that would pass through 18
Iowa counties according to a story published by the Des
Moines Register.

Emotions ran high among the roughly 450 people packed into the Community Building at the Boone
County Fairgrounds to speak for and against the $3.8
billion Bakken pipeline project. Security was tight: 11
law enforcement officers were on hand, and bags were
inspected as people entered the building.

Opponents warned the pipeline would damage
Iowas environment, contribute to global climate change
and represent an abuse of eminent domain to take prime
farmland to build wealth for private business interests.

Supporters, including scores of union construc-

tion workers from Iowa and from other states, lauded the
project. They said it would create 2,000 Iowa construction jobs as the pipeline is built, would represent the safest method of transporting crude oil, and would contribute to the nations energy independence.

Thursdays hearing launched 11 days of debate
scheduled before the Iowa Utilities Board on a request
for a hazardous liquid pipeline permit by Dakota Access
LLC, a unit of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners.
The project would transport up to 570,000 barrels of light
sweet crude oil daily from the Bakken and Three Forks
oil fields of North Dakota through South Dakota and
Iowa to a distribution hub at Patoka, Ill. It could then be
shipped via another pipeline to Gulf Coast refineries.

Ann Christenson, an Iowa City resident and a

Bakken pipeline continued on page 5...

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Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

SV Mock Trial students


participate in Regional
competition


On 5 November, the Southeast Valley Middle School
sent three teams to the Middle School Mock Trial regional competition in Mason City. The team has been practicing for the
competition since the last week of August.

To participate in Mock Trial a team must have a minimum of seven members who argue a court case from both sides.
This years case is criminal. The defendant, Ty Tanny, has been
accused of operating a motorboat while intoxicated resulting in
the death of a person (Hamnent Stratford). This case was complicated. The eyewitnesses to the events of the night in question
gave contradictory accounts of how much alcohol they saw the
defendant drink. In addition, two experts in alcohol and human
behavior, also give contradictory opinions about how much
alcohol the defendant drank based on their calculations of the
defendants blood alcohol content.

To effectively participate in mock trial, team members play parts on both the prosecution and defense sides of this
case. Teams had to be able to argue for both sides of this case
AND argue against both sides of this case.They learn correct
protocol for courtroom behavior and have to be prepared to
be challenged by the opposing team. Witnesses learn detailed
statements. It is a challenge students this year stepped up to and
met.

At the regional competition the Green team, made
of 7th and 8th graders came up a bit short. The top three teams
advanced to the state competition and the Green team came in
4th. Some individuals received special recognition:

All-Conference Outstanding Witness (nominated by
all judges) was Erin Zeka. All-Conference Outstanding Attorney (nominated by all judges) was Addie Lawman.

Honorable Mention Witness (nominated by one
judge) were Majesta Jordison, Joelle Grove, Jaelyn Davis,
Quintin Sorenson, Jayden Gardipee

Honorable Mention Attorney (nominated by one
judge) were Tatum Crouse, Jada Montgomery, Reed Andrews,
Chloe Hurtado, Sadie Nelsen.

Yellow Team set for SV Mock Trial. . .


Southeast Valley Middle School YellowTeam Mock Trial members are (rear) Quintin Sorenson, Tatum Crouse,
Joelle Grove, Cassy Pemberton, Jaelyn Davis; (front)Jayden Gardipee, Wyatt Sprecher, Sadie Nelsen, and Addie Lawmanfield. The coach is Janet Willis.

Southeast Valley
Volleyball team receives
sportmanship award
Orange Team set for SV Mock Trial. . .

The Southeast Valley volleyball team received


the 2015 Twin Lakes Conference Sportsmanship award.

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Green Team set for SV Mock Trial. . .


Southeast Valley Middle School Green Team Mock Trial members are (back) Keeley Maguire, Erin Zeka, Haley
Studyvin, Zane Geis, Jaxon Carlson;front-- Emma Hunter, Christine Housken, Logan Stapp, Hunter Sorenson, and Rhett
Grandfield. The coach is Janet Willis.

Gowrie United Methodist


Church weekly events



On Wednesday, Nov, 18 Choir Practice will be
at 7:00 p.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 19 the following will meet:
UMW Faith Circle at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service at Care
Center at 3:00 p.m., Charge Conference at 6:30, and

40 Years Ago...

Prairie Highs Mark Lewis, a unanimous allconference selection on both offense and defense for the
past two years, was named this week as a Fifth Team
tackle when the All-State football teams of the Iowa Daily Press Assign were announced.

The son of Head Coach Don Lewis, Mark has
started for three years for Panthers teams which have
posted an outstanding 24-3 record, including two perfect
seasons of 18 straight wins.

The 6-0, 193-pound Lewis has played defensively as either tackle or nose guard depending on the
opponent, and was an offensive guard. He was the pulling
guard and was a great head-on blocker. He is extremely
agile, having been timed in 4.8 seconds in the 40.

A strong B student, Mark is planning on attending college next fall but hasnt decided on the school as
yet.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ladwig of Gowrie and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ladwig attended the performance
of the Sherwood Singers at the Starlite Restaurant in Fort
Dodge.

Members of the JOANNA Group of the L.C.W.
went to the Gowrie Care Center on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 12 and entertained the residents.

Richard Nomsen and his son, Steven, and his
son-in-law, George Gingrick of Clear Lake were visitors
and pheasant hunters at the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Norman
Anderson. Mr. Nomsen is Mrs. Andersons brother.

A baby boy came into the house of Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Miller on Sunday, November the 9th. They
named him Stacy Dale. He has two sisters and three
brothers.

Joe Harrison, son of the Walter Harrisons of
Lanyon, a student at UNI, Cedar Falls and a member of
the Mens Glee Club, participated in a concert held at
Scheman Auditorium in Ames on Sunday afternoon. The
UNI 38-voice Mens Glee Club joined together with the
UNI Jazz Band in premiering a number composed by Lou
Marini Jr. The song was entitled El Pajara Solitario and
was sung by the Glee Club in Spanish. The number was
highly received by the audience. Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Harrison had the privilege of attending the performance.

Mr. and Mrs. David Richman are the parents of
a son, born November 12 at Trinity Regional Hospital in
Fort Dodge. The baby has been named Jonathan David.
Mr. Richman is Cedar Valleys Art Instructor while Mrs.
Richman is the C.V. pre-school teacher.

30 Years Ago...

The Northwest Iowa Tour group held a reunion at the Colonial Inn on Saturday, Nov. 2. Among
those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Castenson,
Lilly Peterson, Hazel Wicklein and Martha Kinsey.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rieken hosted a party
on Saturday evening, Nov. 2 in honor of the birthdays
of their daughters, Carmen, 11 and Rachel, 6. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Swanson and children,
Shelly, Laurie and Bradley and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brown
and children, Danny and Sarah of Dayton, Mr. and Mrs.

UMW Joy circle at 7:00 p.m.



On Friday, Nov. 20 Moms Connection Group
will meet at 9:00 a.m. and Quilters at 1:00 p.m.

On Monday, Nov. 23 Glory Bells will meet at
5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 24 Quilters will be meeting at
1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Eve Service
will be held at Gowrie UMC at 7:00 p.m.

David Griggs and children, marc and Darcey and Mrs.


and Mrs. Ed Rieken.

Holly and Shannon Miller took part in the
production of The Wizard of Oz at the Prairie High
School.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Powers attended the 50th
Anniversary of John and Colleen Harrison in Indianola
on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Thomas of Mountain
Home, Idaho, are the parents of a son, Mitchell Joseph,
born Thursday, Nov. 7th, 1985. The infants grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hickey of Gowrie and Harley Thomas of Farnhamville while Mrs. Nellie Powell of
Gowrie is a great grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dean of Clearwater, Florida
arrived here Wednesday evening of last week for a visit
of a couple weeks at the home of their son and daughterin-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dean, and family.

Sunday dinner guests here at the home of Mrs.
Verne Johnson were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dettman of Sac
City and Mr. and Mrs. Verne Eklund of Gowrie.

Mr. and Ms. Alan Johnson of Marshalltown
are the parents of a daughter, Ashley Ruth, born November 8th at Marshalltown Hospital. Grandparents are
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Wright and Mrs. Glen Johnson, all of
Gowrie. The Johnsons now have four daughters.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hanson of Somers are the
parents of a daughter, born Wednesday, November 6th,
1985 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. The
baby girl has been named Katherine Sue. Grandparents
are Mr. and Mrs. Garland Hanson of Callender and Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Nahnsen of Moorland.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Carson, Brian and Dana,
of Carroll, and Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rasmussen, B.J. and
Shelley of Callender were Sunday dinner guests in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rasmussen, Miss Andrea
Johnson of Fairbury, Illinois was also a guest in the Rasmussen home on Sunday and Monday. Dana Carson also
stayed to visit in her grandparents home on Monday.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the fire station.
Gowrie Parks Board, 6:45 p.m. at the civic center.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Gowrie Jaycees, 7:30 p.m. at Marvs.
Friday, Nov. 13
GDC, 12:00 p.m. at the WCCTA conference room
Monday, Nov. 16
Gowrie City Council, 6:45 p.m. at the community center.
Callender Lions, 7:00 p.m. at the community center.
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Gowrie Library Board, 7:00 p.m.
Gowrie Pool Board, 7:00 p.m. at the library.
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Prairie Valley School Board, 6:00 p.m.
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Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Nearly all corn,


soybean are harvested
in Iowa: Northey
Ahead of schedule. . .

Webster County Ice Breakers club donate $1,000...



The Namakagon Trail Groomers, board and members would like to thank you for the $1,000 donation in the
memory of Marlin Benson. We dedicated a portion of trail 15 north as the Marlin Bension Memorial Trail, which
we know he rode on many occasions while snowmobiling in the area.

We know Marlin was known around the area as a very generous man. His gift of a print still hangs in the
Pioneer Bar. He brought it he said, because it reminded him of the bar and his love of snowmobiling.

The club appreciates the donation to us and will use those funds to continue maintaining and grooming the
trails. We look forward to seeing you on the trails this winter.

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Harvest in Iowa is reaching the final stages with
93 percent of corn and 98 percent of beans now in the
bin, said Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture. The
agreeable weather that much of the state saw throughout
the growing season has continued into harvest and has allowed farmers to get the crop out in a timely manner and
in good condition.

The weekly report is also available on the Iowa
Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardships
website at www.IowaAgriculture.gov or on USDAs site
at www.nass.usda.gov/ia. The report summary follows
here:
CROP REPORT

Harvest activities wound down, while fall tillage, tiling, and fertilizer applications continued during the
week ending November 8, 2015, according to the USDA,
National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers used the
5.5 days suitable for fieldwork to harvest corn for grain,
harvest soybeans, and haul and spread manure. Reports
of anhydrous application were received, although some
farmers are waiting for cooler weather before applying.

Topsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very
short, 11 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 2 percent very
short, 13 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

Ninety-three percent of the corn crop for grain
has been harvested, 9 days ahead of last year, and 2 days
ahead of the 5-year average. There were reports of corn
piles on the ground at some ethanol plants and local elevators. Ninety-eight percent of the soybean crop has been
harvested, one week ahead of last year.

Grain movement from farm to elevator was
rated 51 percent moderate to heavy. Off-farm grain storage availability was rated 78 percent adequate to surplus.
On-farm grain storage availability was rated 69 percent
adequate to surplus.

Hay and roughage supplies were rated 97 percent adequate to surplus. Livestock conditions were described as good, with reports of calves being weaned and
beef cattle gleaning harvested corn fields.

Coop merger...
continued from front page...

Together, We Can Demonstrate the Difference.


WEST CENTRAL COOPERATIVE AND FARMERS COOPERATIVE COMPANY
The member-elected boards of directors of West Central Cooperative
and FC have unanimously approved a merger agreement. Now its up
to you our member-owners to vote.
We believe the merger allows us to protect your membership
investment and better serve your operations needs today and
tomorrow. Benefits to member-owners include:

DIVERSIFYING THE BUSINESS


Expand value added offerings to reduce market volatility risk
Increase revenue opportunities with larger volumes
ENHANCING PATRONAGE AND PURCHASING
Local ownership, local service
Achieve stronger relationships with input providers
CHANNELING CAPITAL STRATEGICALLY
Better, faster assets sooner
Do more together than we can do separately
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND SERVICE
Right size and better-positioned fleet for improved service
Keep and attract talent to serve your farm operation year
after year

LEARN MORE
Attend an informational member meeting near you from
November 30 through December 11. RSVP online or with your
location team.
WCCgrow15.com or FCgrow15.com.

hance member patronage by utilizing our scale to procure more efficiently.



Members are invited to hear presentations and information on the merger
at one of 20 member meetings hosted Nov. 30-Dec. 11, 2015. A list of meeting locations and member resources are available online at wccgrow15.com or fcgrow15.
com.

By merging FC and West Central, members would truly have an ownership
stake in every step of the value-added supply chain, noted West Central president and
chief executive officer, Milan Kucerak. Whether its branded seed, faster grain assets,
or value-added corn and soybean processing, a combined cooperative is better positioned to weather market volatility, directly access global markets, and offer more to its
owners.

We want to improve member service with better, faster assets sooner, and
by retaining and hiring the best people, added FC chief executive officer, Jim Chism.
Most importantly, a merger allows us to maintain our commitment to serving our communities and keep profits local.

For a merger, Iowa law requires 50 percent of each membership to vote,
with two-thirds of those votes cast to favor the proposal. Ballots and voting details
will be mailed to each cooperatives voting members approx. Nov. 20, 2015. The
votes will be counted at a special meeting slated for Dec. 18, 2015.

Should the membership approve the merger, each cooperative will be represented by nine farmer-owners and member equity will roll into the new cooperative on
a one-for-one basis. The combined cooperative, to be headquartered in Ames, Iowa,
will be led by Kucerak as chief executive officer.

In its last full fiscal year, Farmers Cooperative Companys agronomy, grain
and feed businesses grossed $675 million in sales and had $292 million in total assets.
FC has 414 full-time employees at 49 locations.

West Centrals agronomy, grain, feed and dairy nutrition product line grossed
$633 million and had $300 million in assets its last full fiscal year. The cooperative has
275 full-time employees in 24 communities.

Record soybean harvest in Iowa;


corn third largest in state
Prices may go to low for some farmers. . .


With most of this years corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops.

According to an update on Tuesday of last week, farmers are expected to produce a record soybean crop totaling 3.98 billion bushels, up 1 percent from last year.
Thats based on 95 percent of the crop harvested.

The corn crop will be the third-largest in USDA records at 13.7 billion bushels,
based on 93 percent harvested. Iowa maintains its corn production lead with 2.49 billion
bushels.

According to the Associated Press, the abundance is sending downward prices
that are already below production costs. Farmers who rent land will struggle to make a
profit. Consumers shouldnt see much effect.

Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS


Adalynn Lawman, Mr. Danny Lee, Mr. Andy Peterson and Rylie Ferrari stand in front of the "Wall
of Peace" a way to show support for our military.

Ways we honor our


veterans, Wall of Peace


Sixth grade student council members, Adalynn Lawman and Rylie Ferrari presented a Wall of
Peace Tuesday celebrating Veterans Day.


Mr. Danny Lee and Mr. Andy Peterson asked the SVMS sixth graders questions during a lesson on
Veterans Day last Tuesday.

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In what ways can we honor our veterans? How
do we show respect for our country? Those were just two
questions posed to SVMS sixth graders last Tuesday during a lesson on Veterans Day.

After responses to those and other questions
on paper bricks, sixth grade student council members,
Adalynn Lawman and Rylie Ferrari presented a Wall of
Peace to Mr. Danny Lee and Mr. Andy Peterson.

It was our way to thank them for their service
in the military, commented one sixth grader

Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

People enjoy Ski Hill


during winter near Gowrie. . .

I have been fortunate to have owned and resided
at Ski Hill, which is used by dozens of people each year
in Dayton during the winter. You have always been welcome to use Ski Hill for sliding/winter fun and everyone
is welcome again this year.

I am only the third owner of Ski Hill. Harry and
Frieda Peters resided here (105 First St. SE) for about
40 years. Harry would tell me about the many children
and parents who would slide down their hill in the winter.
They always enjoyed having families slide down Ski Hill
which is one block east of South Main in downtown Dayton.

Some years back Harry passed away and Frieda
continued living there into her nineties. One day I got a
call from Jill, Friedas daughter. Would I be interested in
buying this home which included the two acres known as
Ski Hill?

In about a month I did indeed purchase the property. Frieda was still living but needed more care. At the
time I didnt think about the long tradition that Ski Hill
had with the Dayton and surrounding community.

If you drive east on Skillet you will turn on an
abandoned road that once was the highway coming into
Dayton from the south. Below this hill there is a meadow, Skillet Creek, and woodland. The hill has a steep
enough slope and provides a fairly long ride for people
who like sledding, tobaggoning, or tubing.

I have continued the tradition of welcoming everyone to use Ski Hill. And this year will be no exception. Everyone has generally been very nice, courteous
and well-mannered as they have used Ski Hill during my
five years of ownership. Sometimes there will be 15-20
people taking their turns sliding down the hill, and then
walking back up the hill. It is a good family outing in the
winter.

The adjacent home residence overlooks Ski Hill
although it is a slightly south (30 feet or so) from the area
that people use to ski down the hill. While people are
generally welcome to slide down the hill in the winter,
people are also encouraged to report any vandalism or
other crimes seen on the property. There is a $250 reward
offered for information leading to the arrest of any person
or persons vandalizing the ski area or my adjacent home/
lawn.

Most of my experience at Ski Hill has been
very positive. Each year I work with my neighbor Gary
Schlief to keep ski hill mowed and ready for people sliding down the hill. One year snow arrived very early and
we werent able to have the grass cut short to better accommodate the children sliding down the hill.

Enjoy yourselves on Ski Hill. Please be sensible
and safe while enjoying a nice winter afternoon sliding
down this hill.

Wilmer Clayton Fevold, 86


Janice K. Hockemeier, 68

Janice K. Hockemeier, 68, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at her home.

Funeral services were held 3:00 p.m. Saturday,
November 14, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie,
with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Palmer Funeral Home,
Gowrie, was in charge of arrangements.

Janice is survived by her daughter, Crystal
(Chris) Searles of Lennox, SD; sons, Matthew (Lisa)
Hockemeier of Boone; Tracy (Megan) Hockemeier of
Winterset; Corey (Annette) Hockemeier of Paton; 13
grandchildren, Amanda Kinley; Joey (Matthew) Styles;
Andrew Kinley; Zachary Hockemeier; Thomas Hockemeier; Emylyn Hockemeier; Trayton Hockemeier; Marissa Hockemeier; Trey Hockemeier; Sophie Hockemeier; Hannah Hockemeier; Evelyn Hockemeier; Whitney
Hockemeier; and sister, Carolyn (Rev. Don) Weiss of
Oregon, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Pauline (Baedke) Meyer.

Janice K. Meyer was born April 1, 1947 in
Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High
School in 1965. She was united in marriage to Rudy
Hockemeier on December 27, 1967. Janice was employed with Larsons Laboratory Eggs in Gowrie, now
known as VALO in Dallas Center for 30 years. Janice
treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren.
They meant the world to her.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the
family.

Stratford observes
10th anniversary
of fierce tornado
One person died,
27 homes destroyed. . .


Stratford was ravaged by a tornado in November, 2005 which left a path of destruction and one person
dead.

The Stratford community held a remembrance
ceremony Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the
Stratford school. There were many photos displayed.

The Stratford Lions Club sponsored the program
that honored the memory of that horrific storm.

Lucille Runyan, 82, died in Stratford, during the
2005 tornado. Her son Larry Runyon attended the ceremony Nov. 12.

According to the National Weather Service, the
F-3 tornado touched down just before 5 p.m. November
12 , 2005. It completely wrecked 27 houses and damaged
a dozen more.

An estimated 150 Stratford residents have to
stay elsewhere after the tornado struct. A gas main break
caused two-thirds of the town to evacuate. The main gas
line was shut off to the entire town of Stratford, which
includes about 400 homes.

There were several serious injuries. Most of the

town was without power immediately after the tornado.



Stratford was temporarily currently sealed off to
outsiders. The aftermath took months to clean up.

An emergency responder on scene that day said
its something the town will never forget, Seeing everyone lives destroyed. The neatest thing about it was a
small town pulled together...we had meals coming in as
far as Waterloo.

Stratford wasnt the only central Iowa community hit by a tornado on November 12, 2005. Woodward
also suffered major damage with dozens of homes being
destroyed or damaged.

Damage was reported in Ames as well and football fans attending an Iowa State football game at Jack
Trice Stadium were forced to take shelter because of the
storm.


Wilmer Clayton Fevold, 86, harvested his
last field, fed his last steer, caught his last walleye, and
watched his last ISU basketball game on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Gowrie Care Center.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
November 14, 2015 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church,
Callender, with Pastor Jon Rollefson officiating. Burial
will be in Gowrie Township Cemetery. Palmer Funeral
Home, Gowrie, is in charge of arrangements.

Born on June 16, 1929, in Humboldt County, Wilmers parents were Wilmer J. and Kathleen
(Nesheim) Fevold. He was baptized and confirmed
in Badger Lutheran Church in Badger, IA. His family
moved to the Vincent area where they farmed until 1949.
He graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1946.
While in high school, he served as a State FFA VicePresident representing the North Central Iowa District.
In 1949 Wilmers family moved to the Gowrie area. He
attended Iowa State College in Ames. Wilmer enlisted in
the United States Air Force in 1951. After basic training
he was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton,
VA, for three years.

Wilmer married Margaret Haugen on September 25, 1951, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge,
IA. After his discharge from the Air Force, Wilmer and
Margaret moved back to Gowrie and resumed his farming career. Wilmer served his community well. He was
a long-time member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church
in Callender, IA, where he served as Treasurer, Deacon,
Trustee, and usher. He served on the Board of Directors
of the Gowrie Co-op Elevator which later became Consolidated Co-op. He was also on the Webster County Extension Committee, was a 4-H club leader, and a Gowrie
Township Trustee. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle,
and buying John Deere machinery. In 1986 Wilmer was
named the KVFD Farmer of the Year. Wilmer and Margaret also enjoyed attending ISU basketball games and
traveling. They made three pilgrimages to Gods heaven on earth, also known as Norway, and went on several cruises. They even dared to leave their teenage sons
home alone for two weeks while on one of their trips.
Wilmer loved his Canadian fishing trips and eating lutefisk.

Wilmer and Margaret found time to raise one
and a half dozen children; one daughter, Ruth A. (David) Hanson of Gowrie; and six sons including John B.
(Linda) of Story City; Mark W. (Lynn) of Iowa Falls;
Christin O. (Cynthia) of Gowrie; Timothy E. (Phyllis)
of Ames; Paul C. of Gowrie; and Nathan A. (Lois) of
Gowrie. He enjoyed immensely his 14 grandchildren:
Adam, Kiersten, Michaella, Jason, Jessie, Ted, Hillary,
Seth, Shelby, Rebecca, Erik, Luke, Matthew, and Sarah
Jo. Wilmer and Margaret were also blessed with seven
great-grandchildren.

Wilmer was preceded in death by his parents, an
infant brother, and an infant sister. He is survived by his
sister, Gloria (Alvin) Anderson of Eagle Grove; brother,
John (Julia) of Gowrie; and brother, Dean (Karen) of
Bentonville, AR.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the
family.

Down Memory Lane

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of Nov 18th to Nov 25th

Thursday, Nov 19
All-State Music Festival (Nov 19-21)
6:10 p.m. G V ICCC Jamboree vs Webster City
Monday, Nov 23
6:00 p.m. G JV-Var Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ Ogden
Tuesday, Nov 24
5:30 p.m. JV-V Boys Basketball Hall of Pride
Scrimmage vs Humboldt
Wednesday, Nov 25
NO Classes for PM Preschool
2:20 p.m. Early Dismissal 2:20pm
*Schedule is pulled from the SV website for your convenience*
www.southeastvalley.org
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime***

Northey comments on
Iowa
crop, harvest


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report
released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical
sService.

The warm weather last week allowed farmers
to make good progress and now 92 percent of soybeans
and 73 percent of corn has been harvested (as of Monday,
Oct. 26), Northey said. Corn and bean harvest are both
ahead of last year and the five-year average. The warm,
windy weather early in the week allowed crops to dry
quickly before much of the state got some moisture on
Friday that slowed things down.

Harvest activities continued rapidly early in the
week,
but
slowed down Friday due to rain, according
n
to
the
USDA,
National Agricultural Statistics Service.
d
yStatewide there were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork dur.ing the week ending Oct. 25.
Iowa farmers were still able to harvest one-fifth
.
of
the
States
corn crop during the week. Fieldwork ac.tivities for the week included harvesting corn for grain,
eharvesting soybeans, fall tillage, tiling, terracing, seeding
cover crops, and applying dry fertilizer.
Other activities included chopping and baling
g
corn stalks, as well as manure hauling and spreading.

Topsoil moisture levels rated five percent very
short, 19 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and three
,percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture levels rated 4 percent very
short, 14 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 5 percent
surplus.
73 percent of the corn crop for grain has been
h
,harvested, 12 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of
sthe 5-year average.

Moisture content of all corn being harvested was
at 16 percent, down one percentage point from the previeous week with scattered reports of grain coming out of
,the field and going straight into the bin.
Ninety-two percent of the soybean crop has
s
been harvested, nine days ahead of last year, and two
ddays ahead of normal.

Weekly events for


Zion Lutheran Church

s
.


On Wednesday, Nov. 18 Beginner & Sonshine
Bells will meet at 4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class and Veseper Ringers will meet at 7:00 p.m.

Worship will be Saturday, Nov. 18 at 5:00 p.m.
.Tuesday, Nov. 24 a Church Council Meeting will be at
7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve Service at UMC will begin
)at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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s 19-Nov
,

20-Nov
21-Nov
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23- Nov
24-Nov
25-Nov

Birthdays
Scott Palmer, David Wooters
Joyce Babcock
Matt Goodwin, Maureen Kromrie
Jarrod Lusmann, Gayle Wilson
Traysen Gutshall
Gerald Redic
Kali Gleason

Anniversaries
20-Nov Sam and Jordan Adams
25-Nov Lyle and Linda Reese.

B Y

Those old jello days...


About a month ago I was having my lunch and
perusing the Thursday Datebook section of our local
newspaper. What caught my eye was a picture and the
heading Youre not an Iowan unless below which
was a picture of a Jello salad mold. I read the article.

Of course it brought memories! My first one is
the saying Ive heard a lot around my church Its not
a Lutheran meal (especially potluck) if theres no Jello.
Well, if youre from Boxholm and the surrounding area
in my younger days you can say that about the Methodists
too.

I was at my doctors office not long after having read the article and conversing with the nurse about
it. She told me of a church (not sure it was hers) that
when they ask for a salad, in particular a funeral lunch,
they specify NO JELLO. I am in agreement with that.
Somewhere along the line I got over-Jellod, especially
what I refer to as goopie salads. We have a lunch every
Wednesday noon at my church, mostly for the quilters
and older people who like to get out for a nice meal and
camaraderie as well as attending the noon worship. While
this is not a true potluck, we do encourage people to contribute a covered dish or dessert and so most Wednesdays you will see some sort of Jello. I especially dont
like the Watergate type with mostly whipped topping.
However, the other day one of the cooks brought red Jello
with some berries in it and a small spoon of it went okay
with the roast pork. Plain whole cranberry sauce or fried
apples would have been better. Yes, the goopie one was
there too and it was devoured.

A few years ago (more than that probably) a
new Jello concoction appeared. It was a regular tub of
cottage cheese over which was sprinkled dry Jello and
stirred in; then a regular size can of fruit, well drained
of juices was stirred in and to complete a small tub of
whipped topping was added. The favorite fruit, as I
recall, was mandarin oranges. Pineapple often made it
weep.

Now heres one that my generation of ladies will
probably remember, especially at the Mother-Daughter
banquets. It was called Perfection Salad. It was usually
lemon (tho some used lime) Jello with shredded carrots,
shredded cabbage and drained crushed pineapple. It was
set in a 9 x 12 cake pan and cut in generous squares, each
square placed on a lettuce cup and topped with a dollop
of either homemade mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. Another really fancy salad, probably served around Christmas time -- again the lettuce leaf base onto which was
placed a ring of pineapple. Then half a banana (assumed
had been marinating in the pineapple juice) set on that
and topped with a whole maraschino cherry. Not surprisingly it was called candlestick salad, pretty but not so ah
interesting.

Then there was the one that seemed to always
be an old family favorite. When I still lived at home it
WAS dessert, not salad -- just plain RED Jello with lots
of bananas, well covered in the Jello to keep them from
blackening. My kids liked red Jello just plain but it took
so many boxes for my family that it most often got the
banana treatment or another favorite fruit. They ate it as
was and started it with their meal and finished it as dessert. I recall one time after losing Mom taking Jello up to
Dads and putting it on the table with the rest of our meal.
I dont recall what I had in it but surely some sort of fruit
knowing that was his preference. As had become my
practice I had some (still liked it at time) with my meal
but Dad had his for dessert even though I had brought
some real dessert. I recall my Grandma Downs always
having Jello as her dessert too but, she had a worse sweet
tooth (for some things) than I did and she would sprinkle
sugar on that Jello. But then she was the one who caramelized her baked beans. Dad didnt like baked beans
until he learned not everyone made em sticky sweet like
a dessert.

But I will always remember those times going to
the banquets and knowing there would be a Jello salad
at each place and I ate it. I sort of liked perfection salad.

SV Middle School
Winter Concert
Thursday, Dec. 17

Southeast Valley Middle School will have


their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at
Burnside.

All are invited to share some holiday cheer with
the 5-8 band and choir students.

~ Email your news to gnews@wccta.net ~

S A R A

Nov. 18, 2015

D O W N S

But youngins today have no idea what a Mother-Daughter or Father-Son (with a daughter or son borrowed if
you had none) Banquet is. I do know that my Mom told
of the Methodists graduating to meals like chicken pot
pies with simpler accompaniments. Am I correct in remembering that the Mom/daughter affairs were basically
prepared by the Moms and the Dads & sons just had to
serve them and do dishes? And there was always some
sort of program with a stranger for a speaker, some singing, etc. and very bored daughters. But looking back
those WERE good memories. Now the smorgasbords,
Swedish & Norwegian suppers with lutefisk, and national dishes, mother-daughter/father-son banquets are in the
past. But those of you who have climbed the age ladder
with me, I hope you remember and pass those memories
on to your children, and the next generations. They are
now in our personal history books.

Gov. Bobby Jindal


in Webster County
Thursday, Nov. 19


Presidential candidate, and current Louisiana
Governor Bobby Jindal, will be making a stop in Webster
County on November 19, at 6 p.m.

He will speak at the Believe Again Town Hall at
the VFW Post 1856, 518 South 29th Street, Fort Dodge.
Governor Jindal will speak and then be available to answer questions on any topic. Afterwards he will continue
to meet with the public one-on-one. The general public is
invited to attend the town hall.

According to the most recent survey from Public
Policy Polling (PPP) Governor Jindal has garnered six
percent of the vote in Iowa and has a 60 percent favorability rating. Governor Jindal is currently tied for fifth
place.

Governor Jindal has announced he is completing
the Full Grassley, which means he will campaign in all
of Iowas 99 counties this year.

Nov. 18, 2015

Our Saviours Lutheran


Church
events

THE GOWRIE NEWS


On Wednesday, Nov. 18 Confirmation Class
will meet in the Fireside Room at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 19 Dorcas/Lydia Cicle will
meet in the Fireside room at 9:00 a.m., Mary/Martha
Cirle will meet in the Fireside room at 2:00 p.m., Chimes
practice will be at 6:15 p.m. and Choir practice will be at
7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 21 Mens Group will meet in
the Fireside Room at 9:00 a.m.

On Monday, Nov. 23 Bible Study with Don
Doolittle will meet in the Fireside Room at 7:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24 Womens Evening Bible
Studay will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

On Wednesday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Eve
Worship with Holy Communion will begin at 7:30 p.m.

KISS YOUR SHOVEL


Goodbye!

Make your move to the

TOWNHOMES OF
FRIENDSHIP HAVEN
CONTACT US TODAY!
51 5. 5 73.6000

420 Kenyon Road


Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
www.friendshiphaven.org

Stay Cozy Check Out Winter Visitors Program at Friendship Haven.

Healthy for Life: Boomers Fitness


Club Offers New Options


It all started with a fun bicycle ride that took a turn for the worse. After an accident left Liddy Hora with a broken left ankle this summer, she faced a long recovery.

Staying active is very important to me, but it was tough after my surgery,
said Liddy, a Fort Dodge native who underwent a two-and-a-half-hour surgery on her
broken ankle. Thats why I was really excited when I heard about the Boomers Fitness
Club at Friendship Haven.

Community memberships are now available for people 55 and over who want
access to Friendship Havens award-winning Wellness Center, including the cardio
room, exercise classes, wellness staff, warm-water swimming pool, and spa.

As a member of the Boomers Fitness Club, Liddy stops by the Wellness Center
regularly to walk in the swimming pool to rebuild her strength and stay fit. She often
exercises with a friend from Fort Dodge, which makes the time pass quickly. I like the
warm water, and I appreciate how easy it is to get into the pool, even with my ankle
injury Liddy said. The bonus is the hot tub by the pool.

The range of exercise options available at the Wellness Center is also appealing to Liddy, who set a goal of working out on the NuStep recumbent bicycle as
her healing progressed. Its a plus that the Boomers Fitness Club offers convenience.
Many Boomers are still working, so we need options that fit our schedule, said Liddy,
who works with the American Cancer Society. The Boomers Fitness Club offers this
flexibility, with its evening and weekend hours.

As she gets back on her feet and pursues her interests, including cooking for
her family, Liddy is grateful for the many ways the Boomers Fitness Club has enhanced
her physical and emotional wellness. This has been a godsend for me.
This is exactly what I need

Staying active is also important to Bev Potter of Fort Dodge, especially after
she underwent two major surgeries.

I had gotten to the point where I couldnt walk very far and found it hard to
stand, since I had so much pain in my hips, said Bev, who had her right hip replaced
in January and her left hip replaced in June. When I heard about the Boomers Fitness
Club this summer, I told my surgeon about it right away.

Her doctor agreed that the Boomers Fitness Club would be a good option for
Bev, a para-educator at Fort Dodge Senior High. When she signed up for a membership,
the Wellness Center staff gave her a tour and showed her how the fitness equipment
works.
Bev liked what she saw. Now she regularly stops by the Wellness Center for about an
hour each time to use the warm-water swimming pool
and other exercise equipment, including the leg-press
machine. I feel comfortable coming here, said Bev,
whos a big fan of the NuStep recumbent exercise bicycle. This is exactly what I need.
Bev makes time to stop by on evenings and weekends if
she cant work out during the day. Sometimes I feel stiff
when I come here to exercise, but after I work out, I feel
so good, Bev said.

Its a plus that the Wellness Center is a fun place
to work out, Bev added. Theres a great group of people
here, and Ive made new friends.
Like many of her new friends, Bev is healing from surgery and is regaining her range of motion by staying active. Shes also focused on losing weight so she can pursue one of her favorite hobbies--travel. We all need a
goal to work towards, Bev said. Im an explorer and am
thrilled I discovered the Boomers Fitness Club.

Bev still cant believe Friendship Haven offers
such an exceptional wellness resource in the local community. This is the type of place youd expect in a big
city, Bev said. I tell others they need to check out the
Boomers Fitness Club. Its exactly what I need.

Join the Boomers Fitness Club!

If you remember Jack LaLanne or Joan Fonda,

Boomers Fitness Club continued on page 11...

THE GOWRIE NEWS

SV cross country runners compete in All Star Meet...



After a great cross country season and running in the state cross country meet on Oct. 31 these Southeast Valley
seniors qualified for the IATC Senior All Star Meet Nov. 7 on the DMACC college campus. Pictured left to right are Natalie
Lambert, Josh Johnson, Erica Rittgers and Josie Breitsprecher. Photo courtesy of SV parent.

SV Post Prom raffle features Jaguar quilt


Again this year the Southeast Valley Post Prom
committee will be holding a raffle to win a beautiful Jaguar quilt donated by Jenny Conrad.
The quilt, done in school colors of gray, black,

and
teal,
measures approximately 67 wide by 94 tall.
r
s A donation of $5 receives one ticket or $20 for 6 tickets.

I donated a quilt last year and the fundraiser
was very successful, says Jenny Conrad, whose son is a
senior at Southeast Valley High School.

This prompted her to create another one of a
r kind, custom pieced and quilted, jaguar logo quilt that
n she donated to the post prom committee.
Jenny has been a traditional quilter for many
e
years and enjoys designing and creating custom fabric
art such as barns and flowers that can be framed and displayed.

In addition a unique jaguar stepping stone has
. been donated to the committee from Gina Swanson,
owner of Bella on Main, a gift shop in Dayton, Iowa.
s She designed and created the stepping stone that will be
raffled off during the same time.
A donation of $1 receives one ticket or 6 tickets
r
for $5. Both items are currently displayed at the high
school. Tickets will be available at the high school and
several school events.

The winners will be drawn at the last home basketball game on Monday, Feb. 8 and proceeds from both
raffles will go toward post prom for Southeast Valley
d juniors and seniors.

Jaguar quilt. . .

Jenny Conrad is pictured with the custom, one of


ta kind, Jaguar quilt she donated to Southeast Valley Post
Prom for a raffle fundraiser.

Tomorrow's Leaders


Pictured from L to R are, Kahsyn, six, daughter of Mike and Angie Tearney; Bryce,
six, and Tana, three, children of Brandon and Tonya Harrison; Lincoln, seven, August, five,
and Avery, two, children of Jason and Kerry Akins.

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Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Burnside early settlers; Civil War Veterans


Receiving Civil War Bonuses in form of Homesteads....


Josh Johnson competes in the IATC Senior
All Star Meet Nov. 7 on the DMACC college campus.

Natalie Lambert, Erica Rittgers and Josie


Breitsprecher are all smiles as they compete in the

IATC Senior All Star Meet Nov. 7 on the DMACC


college campus.

CHURCH

Worship Schedule

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, FARNHAMVILLE


8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship
FIRST UNITED CHURCH, FARNHAMVILLE
Joint Worship Service at Somers 10:30 AM
OUR SAVIOUR'S LUTHERAN, CALLENDER
9:15 a.m. Sunday Worhip; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, GOWRIE
9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, GOWRIE
9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, HARCOURT
9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowhip
EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH, HARCOURT
8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:40 a.m. Sunday School
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARCOURT
9:00 a.m. Worship
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, SOMERS
10:30 a.m. Worship
FULTON LUTHERAN CHURCH, ROELYN
9:15 a.m. Worship
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL, MOORLAND
10:00 a.m. Mass
EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH, LANYON
10:00 a.m. Worship; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School


There formerly were hundreds of deer grazing where Burnside Township now is. Also there were
slough area in parts of Burnside Township such as Blairs
Slough in the southwest corner, where the early settlers
could obtain fish for food. And then, prairie chickens
were abundant. There was timberland in the eastern part
of the Township, providing game for food and logs for
building and firewood.

E. B. Price, in 1876, described pioneer life in the
Township as follows: In dress, the greatest simplicity
and economy compatible with decency was observed by
both sexes. Women in plain calico dresses and gingham
sunbonnets, were accompanied to church by husbands in
shirt sleeves, denim pants and bare feet. The people being
alike all poor, easily became reconciled to this pioneer
dress, but in the matter of something to eat, and more
particularly something to drink, they met with serious
difficulty.

With coffee and tea so high - coffee at sixty
cents per pound and tea at $2.00, those old coffee and tea
topers were sorely pressed at times to devise ways and
means by which to gratify their predilections for their favorite beverage. Roasted peas and chicory, corn meal and
molasses mixed and burned until very black, wheat and
rye, each had enthusiastic admirers as substitutes for coffee, and the merits of the several compounds were freely
discussed when a friend dropped in at meal time, on an
occasion of friendly visits, which were more frequent in
those days than at the present time.

Dancing was the principal amusement in which
the people engaged up to about the year 1865 and the
dancers were principally married couples. It frequently
happen that at a dance where there were twelve or sixteen couples there would not be to exceed three young
ladies. Babies were tucked up and laid around in corners
and on chairs and benches, and do please watch over my
baby this set and Ill watch yours the next is the way they
managed the little innocents at such times.

Burnside Township was a settlement of several
different nationalities. The predominant ones were German, Swedish and English. Many of the early settlers
were Civil War Veterans, having received their Civil War
Bonuses in the form of homesteads.

The present Burnside and Sumner Townships
(including the town of Lehigh), were in the same township under the name of Sumner Township. The first
school was a subscription school, taught by Minerva
Beach in 1857. It was held in a log cabin in Section One.
The first public school in Sumner Township was built in
1859, taught by E. B. Price. Mrs. Brown taught in 1866,
John Tennant in 1867, and Mrs. Susie Beach Anderson in
1868.

Burnside, in its earliest beginnings, was called
Buchanan; later Hesperia; and still later, Burnside.

Buchanan was laid out and plotted and recorded
as a town site June 16, 1856, on the Southeast Quarter of
Section 16, Township 87, Range 28, and the original proprietors, George Wilson and Lew Davis, had great hope
that it would be the county seat. However, after unsuc-

cessful attempts to have the county seat moved here, and


with its final location in Fort Dodge, the original proprietors in 1859 sold their town site and moved to Colorado.

The Trinity Lutheran Congregation - Missouri
Synod - was one of the first congregations organized in
the area. Missionary work was started in 1858 and the
congregation was organized in 1862. The plot of land for
the building was given by Charles Schram. The Church
building was located one mile west and three miles south
of Burnside, the Southeast corner of Section 32. This
building has been torn down, but there was one unique
thing about this building - the church and parsonage were
all joined together in one long building. The congregation bought the Methodist Church building in Dayton,
and move

In 1866 the population of the town, then called
Buchanan, was 17 - six families - the Brinkerhoffs, Contins, Dr. Wilson, A. Wilson, A. W. Alsever and John
Hammerly. In 1869 there was a creamery, P. C. Goltry
ran a hardware store, Goldsworthy a mill, and some new
residences were built.

A few years later the creamery went out of business. A short time later someone else built another creamery, and this building still stands. It was converted over
into a dwelling. Later, in the late 1940s it was bought by
the Burnside School Board, and made into a teacherage,
as there was no housing in Burnside for school personnel. It had three floors which were used as apartments.

There was a post office in the town as early as
1875, and at this time the little town was an important
stage stop for the stagecoach which ran between the
towns of Boonsborough, now called Boone, and Humboldt. A. Brinkerhoff was the first postmaster, and the
mail was laid on a table, each family having a certain
space on the table.

There was some coal mining done over northeast of Burnside.

Burnside Savings Bank opened for business in
August 1915. In about 1948 or 1949 the Union Trust and
Savings Bank in Fort Dodge came into existence, and
this Bank in Burnside became a branch bank known as
Union Trust & Savings Bank - Burnside Office.


Originally built for use as a creamery, eventually
went out of business. It was made into a dwelling and in late
1940 was made into a teacherage.

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital


sponsors educational luncheon
Occupational Health Can Improve Your Health

Certified speech-language pathologist Rachel
Judisch, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Stewart
Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) spoke to over
35 people at the November Lunch Connection event.
Her program introduced the speech therapy services
offered at SMCH. Additionally, she showcased the occupational therapy equipment purchased by the SMCH
Auxiliary to grow those services this year.

Rachel explained, as the new Rehabilitation Services director, the skills she brings to the department as a
speech-language pathologist. She is able to help patients
make changes in the clarity, voice quality and volume of
their speech. She works with patients who have difficulty
swallowing and with patients who have difficulty finding
the right words, remembering daily events and organizing thoughts and tasks.

Rachel also discussed Occupational Health at
SMCH. She described it as, Occupational Health addresses the health and safety of employees while they
perform their job duties. SMCH provides occupational
health services for patients by determining physical ability to work. SMCH also provides services to area employers by ensuring they are compliant with regulatory
requirements. Therapists can also assess and educate
on proper lift mechanics and perform pre-employment
screening.

The Lunch Connection is held four times at
year at Stewart Memorial. The next session will be held
March 3, 2016. To learn more about the services Stewart
Memorial Community Hospital has to offer, visit us at
www.stewartmemorial.org.


Rachel Judisch presented Occupational Health
Can Improve Your Health to an audience at the Lunch
Connection held at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.

Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Gowrie Comm. Center


hosts 4th annual
Thanksgiving dinner

11

Thursday, Nov. 26...



The holidays are a time to spend with family,
friends and loved ones. With gas prices high, this may
not be feasible for some to visit family this holiday season. For that here is a solution: come and enjoy a free
homemade Thanksgiving Day dinner at the Gowrie Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 26 served at noon.

Kevin Sayles, a Gowrie resident, will be planning and running the meal this year. Kevin states, I think
its important to have a public Thanksgiving dinner in the
community.

The dinner will be a banquet style service. The
menu includes, golden roasted turkey, green bean casserole, scalloped corn, mashed potatoes and salad.

There is no RSVP this year. For more information please call Kevin at (515) 408-3158. Please leave a
message if no answer.

h
h
.


Southeast Valley High School students hosted The Wizard of Oz musical on Saturday evening at the Southeast Valley
High School Gym in Gowrie. Pictured to the right is Anna Heatherington as the Bad Witch; and pictured above is Liam
McDermont as Oz. Photos by Lisa Peterson.

Bakken pipeline...
continued from front page...

Sharing Hometown Recipes, Cooking Tips and Coupons


By Janet Tharpe

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Thanks
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Apples & Glaze

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12 oz container apple
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concentrate,
1 quartered
3/4 c chicken broth
11 12
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dried sage
juice concentrate, thawed
1 3/4 c chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp dried sage

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member of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future, said she


fears that no amount of cleanup and money could undo
the damage caused if the pipeline leaks oil.

This issue is not a question of the safety of
pipelines or rail. It is not a question of jobs. It is a question of an inhabitable world. It is a question of we the
people, Christenson said.

Bill Gerhard, president of the Iowa State Building & Construction Trades Council, conversely argued
for the pipeline and the economic benefits it would provide for construction workers.

These are good jobs that pay well and provide
benefits, he said. Second, for safety reasons, it is really
environmental malpractice not to ship oil through pipelines as opposed to railroad tank cars or on trucks.

A total of 280 people registered to testify Thursday, although a few didnt show, and a handful of others
were allowed to talk at the end. Each speaker was allowed
two minutes.

The list of pipeline supporters primarily included union construction workers and some business
interests like Deere & Co, which makes construction
equipment. Pipeline opponents included Iowa farmers,
environmentalists and community activists.

Ed Wiederstein, an Audubon resident and a
former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau who chairs
the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now Coalition,
urged approval of the pipeline plans. He said agriculture
is highly dependent upon energy stability and the pipeline
would help put Iowa and the nation on a path to a better
energy future.

We cannot simply turn off the use of oil overnight, Wiederstein said.

Pipeline opponents had a much different view,
and several critics of the project derided the Iowa Utilities
Board, saying its an unelected and unaccountable board.
They questioned the panels authority to make a decision
on the pipeline permit.

Hugh Tweedy of Montrose, who owns farmland on the proposed pipeline route, drew cheers after he
warned the project would desecrate precious soil and violate the rights of Iowa property owners through the use of
eminent domain. He said state officials should never allow the Iowa flag and its motto of liberties to be used for
toilet paper by business interests in Houston and Dallas.

Pipeline critic Carrie Fisher of Des Moines also
urged rejection of the pipeline. Our climate crisis is real
and fossil fuels are a leading contributor. ... Always remember, there are no jobs on a dead planet. She was
supported by Charles Crawley of Cedar Rapids, who used
his testimony to play a guitar and sing a tune with the lyrics, Bakken pipeline just say no. Dirty oil has got to go.

The list of scheduled speakers at Thursdays
hearing included 134 people in favor, with 60 percent
of them from outside of Iowa; 144 people in opposition,
with 2 percent from outside of Iowa; and three people, all
from Iowa, who were neutral.

The Utilities Board will reconvene Monday in
Boone to begin a trial-like evidentiary hearing on the
pipeline project. The three-member panel is expected to
announce a decision on whether to approve the project
sometime in December or early January.

Both sides held competing rallies prior to the
hearing with about 100 people opposing the pipeline and
about 100 supporting it. Pipeline foes wearing blue T-

shirts chanted, Dakota Access, lets be clear: We dont


want your pipeline here.

Pipeline supporters, many wearing orange
union shirts and jackets, heartily applauded speakers who
praised the thousands of construction jobs offered by the
project and emphasized it would help introduce young
Iowans to the construction industry.

The pipeline would pass from the northwest to
the southeast in Iowa. The route includes the following
counties: Lyon, Sioux, OBrien, Cherokee, Buena Vista,
Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Boone, Story, Polk, Jasper, Mahaska, Keokuk, Wapello, Jefferson, Van Buren, and Lee.

All of the proceedings on the pipeline project
will be live streamed by the Iowa Utilities Board on the
boards website at https://iub.iowa.gov/live-video-pipeline-hearing.

As people entered Thursdays hearing, they
were provided an informational sheet that explained
that no firearms are allowed at the Boone County Fairgrounds, with or without a valid Iowa permit to carry,
unless someone is authorized by the Fair Board as per
Iowa Code.

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Kruse, Duncan named


Co-Defensive Coaches
of the year

Congratulations to Jeff Kruse and Caden Duncan, Southeast Valley football coaches for being named
Co-Defensive Coaches of the year for District 8.

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Nov. 18, 2015

THE GOWRIE NEWS

WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Regular Meeting
November 3, 2015


The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with
the following members present: Singer, Fletcher, Dencklau and Leffler.
Absent: Campbell.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Singer to approve minutes of the
October 27, 2015 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
the following Drainage Repairs: D.D.#16 Webster & #31 Calhoun, Laterals
2 and 4; D.D.#234, D.D.#69 and D.D.#37. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve salary increase
for Malinda Jacobs to $18.72 per hour effective October 24, 2015, per
labor agreement. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file the
position change of Emaria Hickey, Transport Officer (Irregular part-time)
to Part-time Correctional Officer, at the rate of $14.79 per hour, effective
November 3, 2015 per recommendation of Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve hiring and
employment of Austin Pohl, Part-time Correctional Officer, effective
November 3, 2015 at the rate of $14.79 per hour per recommendation of
Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve hiring and
employment of Stacy Underwood, Typist Advanced, at the rate of $13.95
per hour, effective November 9, 2015 per recommendation of Jessica
Wernimont, Child Support Recovery Unit Supervisor. Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Singer to receive and place on file
appointment of Charles A. Walker to serve as the Treasurers representative
on the Compensation Board. Motion carried unanimously.
Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
Manure Management Plan Updates for John Field facility in Section 28,
Elkhorn Township; and Gregg Hora Farm in Section 31, Colfax Township.
(Copies on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to adopt the following
resolution:
UPDATING WEIGHT LIMIT EMBARGOES ON BRIDGES

WHEREAS; the Board of Supervisors is empowered under authority
of Code of Iowa Sections 321.236 Sub. (8), 321.255 and 321.471 to
321.473 to prohibit operation of vehicles or impose limitations as to the
weight thereof on designated highways or highway structures under their
jurisdiction, and

WHEREAS; the Webster County Engineer has caused to be
completed the Structural Inventory and Appraisal of certain Webster County
bridges in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards, and
it has been determined that they are inadequate for two-lane roads at the
allowable operating stresses.

WHEREAS; the Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a list
of bridges with vehicle and load limits on December 16, 2014 and said list
needs to be updated due to recent bridge inspections and replacements.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Webster County Board of
Supervisors that vehicle and load limits signs be erected advising of the
permissible maximum weights thereof for the 47 bridges listed on attached
Exhibit A dated November 3, 2015.

This resolution will be in effect when the signs have been erected.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of November 2015.
s/Keith Dencklau
Chair, Webster County Board of Supervisors

Attest:s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor


Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Singer to approve the following
revised list of unpaved roads designated as no snow removal:
ROUTE FROM
TO
COMMENTS
Baxter Avenue1 10th Street
120th Street
Dakota Avenue 1147 Dakota Avenue 116th Street 2500ft so of 110th St
116th Street
Dakota Avenue
Dakota Avenue
Dakota Avenue 116th Street
127th Street
127th Street
Dakota Avenue
Dakota Avenue
Dakota Avenue 127th Street, 1274 Dakota Avenue1750ft no of 130th St
120th Street
Dakota Avenue
Easter Avenue
Easter Avenue 110th Street, 1257 Easter Avenue 2350ft no of 130th St
130th Street
Dakota Avenue
Easter Avenue
130th Street
Easter Avenue
Fairbanks Avenue
Adams Avenue 150th Street
160th Street
170th Street, 1527 Fairbanks Ave. Hayes Ave., 1150ft east of Fairbanks Ave
180th Street
Easter Avenue
Fairbanks Avenue
Franklin Avenue 185th Street
190th Street
185th Street
Franklin Ave., 1641 185th Street, 3250ft west of Hayes Ave
Baxter Avenue 200th Street
210th Street
270th Street
Highway 20
Baxter Avenue
Easter Avenue 270th Street
280th Street
280th Street
Johnson Avenue
Kansas Avenue
Carter Avenue 300th Street
310th Street
Carter Avenue 310th Street
320th Street
Indiana Avenue 300th Street
310th Street
Indiana Avenue 310th Street
320th Street
340th Street
Adams Avenue
Baxter Avenue
Dakota Avenue 350th Street
360th Street
340th Street
Garfield Avenue
Hayes Avenue
370th Street
Adams Avenue
Baxter Avenue
370th Street, 1536 370th Street, Garfield Ave., 1500ft east of Fairbanks Ave
380th Street
Fairbanks Avenue Garfield Avenue
Dakota Avenue 390th Street
400th Street
Lanyon Avenue 204th Avenue
400th Street
Union Avenue 390th Street
400th Street
340th Street
Nelson Avenue
Oak Avenue
Quail Avenue
330th Street
340th Street
Quail Avenue
340th Street
350th Street
Sara Avenue
310th Street
320th Street
Oak Avenue
280th Street
290th Street
270th Street
Xavier Avenue
Yankee Avenue
230th Street
Union Avenue
Vasse Avenue
Williams Avenue 200th Street
210th Street 500ft so of 200th St
180th Street
Xavier Avenue
Yankee Avenue
180th Street
Taylor Avenue
Union Avenue
Quail Avenue
160th Street
170th Street
160th Street
Quail Avenue
Racine Avenue
Oates Avenue 150th Street
160th Street
130th Street
National Avenue
Nelson Avenue
140th Street
Racine Avenue
Samson Avenue
132nd Street
Samson Avenue
Taylor Avenue
Quail Avenue
130th Street
140th Street
130th Street
Quail Avenue
Racine Avenue
130th Street
Racine Avenue
Samson Avenue
Union Avenue 120th Street
130th Street
Racine Avenue 100th Street
110th Street
234th Street
D-36
Dead End
2000ft east of D-36
Kelly Avenue
115th Street
Dead End
100th Street, Washington Ave., Xavier Avenue, 400ft west of Xavier Ave.
Washington Avenue, 100th Street
110th Street
Washington Avenue, 110th Street
120th Street 1700ft no of 120th St
110th Street, Xavier Avenue, County Line, 2600ft west of Baxter Avenue
Yankee Avenue 130th Street, County Line 2600ft west of Baxter Avenue
146th Street
Xavier Avenue, Xavier Avenue
2600ft so of 140th St
Quail Avenue
150th Street
160th Street 1300ft so of 150th St
160th Street
Paragon Avenue
Quail Avenue
Union Avenue 190th Street
200th Street 600ft so of 190th St
240th Street
Brushy Cr Road
Xavier Avenue
260th Street
Union Avenue
Dead End
280th Street
Xavier Avenue
Yankee Avenue
Vasse Avenue 290th Street
End of County Road
320th Street
Vasse Avenue, Washington Ave., 5600ft no of 330th St
Racine Avenue 320th Street
330th Street
Quail Avenue
320th Street
330th Street 400ft so of 320th St
Adams Avenue 160th Street
170th Street
300th Street
Lainson Avenue
Madison Avenue
Vasse Avenue 1329 Vasse Avenue 140th Street 1550ft so of 320th St
380th Street
Quail Avenue
Racine Avenue
130th Street
Baxter Avenue
Carter Avenue
175th Street, Johnson Ave., Highway 169, 4900ft east of Johnson Ave
100th Street
Quail Avenue, Samson Avenue, 1400ft east of Quail Ave
110th Street
Racine Avenue
Samson Avenue
180th Street
Union Avenue, Vincent Ave., 3200ft west of Vincent Ave
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to adopt the following
resolution:
WEBSTER COUNTYS SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL POLICY

WHEREAS THE WEBSTER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


DESIRES TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE POLICY
AND LEVEL OF SERVICE IN RESPECT TO CLEARANCE OF SNOW
OR ICE AND MAINTENANCE OF WEBSTER COUNTYS SECONDARY
ROADS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. NOW,THEREFORE, BE
IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF WEBSTER
COUNTY, IOWA:

SECTION 1 PURPOSE
The purpose of this resolution is to establish Webster Countys policy and
level of service in respect to clearance of snow or ice and maintenance of
its secondary road system during the winter months, specifically defined
as November through April, as provided in Section 668.10(2) (2015),
Code of Iowa, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 309.67, Code of
Iowa. This policy and level of service are to be implemented within the
amount of money budgeted for this service, and as contained in Webster
Countys secondary road budget as submitted to and approved by the
Iowa Department of Transportation and adopted by the Webster County
Board of Supervisors. The clearance of roads at any cost, under any
circumstances, day or night, is not Webster Countys policy.

SECTION 2 LEVEL OF SERVICE
Clearance of snow or ice and maintenance of the secondary road system
during the winter months is primarily for the benefit of the local residents
of Webster County. Each storm has individual characteristics and must be
dealt with accordingly. The portion of the roadway improved for travel will
have upon it snow and ice in compacted condition. These conditions may
be continuous, or they may be more concentrated on hills, in valleys, curves,
and/or intersections. The Countys existing snow removal equipment will
be utilized for this purpose. On occasion Webster County personnel
may be rendered unavailable due to the requirements of the Omnibus
Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. Except for emergencies
as determined by the Webster County Engineers professional judgment,
or his/her designee acting in his/her absence, on a case by case basis,
all clearance of snow or ice, sanding, salting, and other maintenance
respecting winter conditions shall be accomplished within the amount of
money budgeted for this service and as practicable. The entire width of
that portion of the road improved for travel may not be cleared of snow,
ice compacted snow and ice, or frost. Snow cleared from that part of the
roadway improved for travel shall be placed on or in the adjacent shoulder,
ditch, or right of way. Snow can be expected to accumulate adjacent to
the traveled portion to the extent that a motorists sight distance to both
the left and right may be greatly reduced or impaired. The snow removed
from intersections will be piled in its corners in piles of unequal height. The
lines of sight, sight distance, or visibility of motorists approaching these
intersections may be greatly reduced or impaired. Webster County shall
not be responsible for snow pushed or otherwise placed on the roadway
or shoulders by others. Motorists shall drive their vehicles during these
conditions with additional caution and watchfulness, especially in respect
to the surface of the roadway, and reduced or impaired visibility, and are
advised to reduce their speed at least 25 miles per hour below that legally
permitted or advised under normal conditions. In respect to roadways that
have only one lane open, the motorist should exercise further extreme
watchfulness and caution, and their speed should not exceed 10 miles per
hour. During these conditions, no additional warning or regulatory signs
will be placed warning of impaired sight distances, visibility at intersections,
road blockages, one-lane conditions, or that the road surface is slick or
slippery, or what the advised speed should be.

SECTION 3SEQUENCE OF SERVICE
In the implementation of snow and ice removal and other maintenance of
Webster Countys secondary road system during the winter months, the
Webster County engineer shall select the actual sequence of roads to be
cleared as provided for in this section of the policy, and shall determine
when drifting, wind velocity, and additional snow or snowstorms require
that the snow removal equipment be removed from the roadway, or that
additional clearance of paved roads be accomplished prior to the clearance
of gravel and dirt roads. The Webster County Engineers professional
judgment, or his/her designees, shall prevail, unless it is clearly erroneous.

A. PAVED ROUTES
1. The initial effort will be to get all paved routes open to two-lane traffic
as soon as possible and or practicable, after a storm has past. During
initial snow removal operations, paved roads may only have one lane
plowed for a period of time.
2. Snow removal equipment will not normally be in operation between
the hours of 6:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. Snow removal equipment may be
called off the road if snow and blowing reduces visibility to hazardous
working conditions, in the professional judgement of the Webster County
Engineer or his delegated representative.
3. When required, snow removal equipment may be used to keep the
paved roads open and the opening of gravel may be delayed.
4. It is not the policy of Webster County to provide a dry pavement
condition.
5. After roads have been plowed, as provided in this section,
intersections, hills, curves, or other sections of paved roads may have
sand, salt, or other abrasives placed on them. These intersections, hills,
curves, or other sections of paved roads may not be resanded, re-salted
or have other abrasives replaced on them between snowstorms.

B. UNPAVED ROADS
1. The initial effort will be to get unpaved roads opened to one-lane
traffic to all occupied residences as soon as possible and/or practicable
after a storm has passed.
2. Snow removal equipment will not normally be in operation between
the hours of 6:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. Snow removal equipment may be
called off the road if snow and blowing reduces visibility to hazardous
working conditions, in the professional judgment of the Webster County
Engineer or his/her delegated representative.
3. Snow may not be removed from unpaved roads classified as Area
Service B and C, unpaved roads posted to have no snow removal, or
any other unpaved road as determined by the Webster County Engineer
or his/her delegated representative.

C. PRIVATE DRIVES
Webster County will not clear snow from private drives. Normal snow
removal operations may result in snow being deposited in private drives.
Snow from private drives shall not be placed on the roadway or shoulders.

D. MAILBOX REPLACEMENT
Webster County will replace mailboxes destroyed or damaged during snow
removal operations. Replacement mailboxes will be generic standard
sized metallic boxes.

There is no time limit after a snowstorm in which any of the above
sequence of clearance, on paved or unpaved roads, shall take place.

SECTION 4LIMITATION OF SERVICE
Notwithstanding anything else stated in this resolution, the policy and level
of service provided for in this resolution shall not include the following, and
the following services shall not be performed:
A. Sanding, salting, or placing other abrasives upon the roadways that
are slick, slippery, and dangerous due to the formation of frost that occurs
outside Webster Countys usual working hours, except under emergency
conditions as noted in Section 5.
B. Sanding, salting, or placing of other abrasives upon paved roadways
due to freezing rain that occurs outside Webster Countys

usual working hours, except under emergency conditions as noted in
Section 5.
C. Placing of additional warning or regulatory signs warning of impaired
sight distances, visibility at intersections, road blockages, one-lane
conditions, or that the road surface is slick or slippery, or what the advised
speed should be.
D. Sanding, salting, or placing abrasives upon any road, except for
paved roads. If in the opinion of the Webster County Engineer, or his/
her designee, an emergency exists and ice has built up on hills and
intersections on the gravel system that slope down to another road so as
to become dangerous, abrasive material may be applied at these locations
as crew and equipment availability allows and only as a last resort. This
condition will not, under any circumstances, take a higher priority than
placing of abrasive material on the paved road system and will only be
done after the paved roads are cleared of ice and snow. Abrasive material
will also only be placed after other mechanical means have been tried and
failed, such as scraping with motor graders.
E. Removing of sand, salt or other abrasives.
F. Plowing, sanding, salting or placing of abrasives on any road that
is not within the jurisdiction of the county, unless it is agreed to do so
by a 28-E Agreement between Webster County and the entity having
jurisdiction of the road.

SECTION 5 EMERGENCY
Service or the level or sequence of service may be suspended during
Emergency conditions. An Emergency conditions. An Emergency
condition shall be considered as one where loss of life is probable, where a
serious injury has occurred, or where extensive loss of property is imminent.
These conditions should be verified through the E911 dispatcher or Sheriffs
Office. Webster County may respond to all Emergency conditions, either
during or after a snowstorm. Any person who makes a false report of an
Emergency to an officer, official, or employee of Webster County or who
causes a false report to be so made shall, upon conviction, be subject to
a fine of not more than $100.00 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days
in the County jail. Service or the level of sequence of service shall be
further suspended in the event the Governor, by proclamation, implements
the State Disaster Plan or the Chairman of the Webster County Board of
Supervisors, by proclamation, implements the Webster County Disaster
Plan. If such occurs, Webster County personnel and equipment shall be
immediately subject to the direction of the Governor or the Chairman of
Webster County Board of Supervisors.

SECTION 6 REPEALER
All ordinances and resolutions, or parts thereof, in conflict herewith are

hereby repealed.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of November 2015.
Webster County Board of Supervisors
s/Keith Dencklau
Chairperson
s/Clark Fletcher
Board Member
s/Merrill Leffler
Board Member
s/Robert H Singer
Board Member
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
Chair to sign utility permit from Lehigh Valley Telephone to bury fiber
optic cable to new hog confinement at 1338 290th Street in Section 10,
Township 87 North, Range 30 West, Roland Township. (Copy is on file in
Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to table utility permit from
Lehigh Valley Telephone to bury fiber optic cable from 1435 280th Street to
new hog confinement in Section 34, Township 88 North, Range 30 West,
Fulton Township. Motion carried unanimously.

An Appeal Hearing was held on the Notice to Abate #DBA 2015-09
Rillmon Hoskin, nuisance location 2406 235th Street described as Lot 7
of County Auditors Taxation Plat in Section 9, Township 88 North, Range
28 West; referred to as Trost Extension. Chairman Dencklau closed the
public hearing.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to allow Rillmon Hoskin thirty
days to develop an action plan to address the violations stated in his notice
that will define what work will be done, what the project will cost and when
the work will be completed; further that within sixty days some noticeable
progress must be recognized. Ayes: Leffler, Dencklau, Fletcher. Nay:
Singer. Motion carried unanimously.

John Torbert, Executive Director of Iowa Drainage District Association
updated the Board. No action taken.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to allow claims. Motion
carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Canvass
November 9, 2015


The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date to
canvass the November 3, 2015 City Elections with the following board
members present: Fletcher, Dencklau, Campbell and Leffler. Absent:
Singer.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to accept write-in Jondle as a
write-in vote for Beverly Jondle. Motion carried unanimously. Said action
created a tie between Michelle Stapp and Beverly Jondle and both names
were put in a hat resulting in Chairman Dencklau drawing out Michelle
Stapp and declaring her duly elected.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Leffler to approve the following as
the Official Canvass for the City Elections held on November 3, 2015:
City of Badger:
Council Member - Elect 3
Jim Chaney
24 votes

Teresa Larson-Whit
22 votes

Tiffany A. Sorenson
24 votes

Scattering
5 votes

Jim Chaney, Teresa Larson-White, and Tiffany A. Sorenson declared
duly elected.
City of Barnum:
Mayor
Paul Gardner
20 votes

Scattering
3 votes

Paul Gardner declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
James P. Byson Sr.
20 votes

Ron Vincent
23 votes

Scattering
2 votes

James P. Byson Sr. and Ron Vincent declared duly elected.
City of Callender:
Mayor
Randy Hanson

Scattering

Randy Hanson declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
Nick Martens

Don Weston

Kaitlyn Stewart

Scattering

Nick Martens and Don Weston declared duly elected.
Council Member To Fill Vacancy Kim Jondle

scattering

Kim Jondle declared duly elected.

35 votes
2 votes
28 votes
26 votes
2
votes
8 votes
35 votes
3 votes

City of Clare:
Mayor
Barbara Passow
32 votes

Scattering
2 votes

Barbara Passow declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 5
Gary Fitzgerald
27 votes

Dan Hunt
28 votes

Tyler Schadegg
27 votes

Dennis Stuhrenberg
33 votes

Doug Yetmar
30 votes

Matt McCubbin
6
votes

Scattering
11 votes

Gary Fitzgerald, Dan Hunt, Tyler Schadegg, Dennis Stuhrenberg,
and Doug Yetmar declared duly elected.
City of Dayton:
Dayton Mayor
Kenneth Sanders
12 votes

Richard Travis Jr.
45 votes

Duane Green
3
votes

Scattering
8 votes

Richard Travis Jr. declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 3
Kevin Lambert
72 votes

Beth Wickwire
62 votes

Brent Brunner
9
votes

Michelle Stapp
13 votes

Beverly Jondle
12 votes

Eric Skoglund
7
votes

Scattering
13 votes

Kevin Lambert, Beth Wickwire and Michelle Stapp declared duly
elected.
Public Measure A
Yes
57 votes

No
20 votes

Public Measure A declared adopted.
City of Duncombe:
Mayor
Dennis Banks
48 votes

Scattering
5 votes

Dennis Banks declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 3
Pat LaSourd
51 votes

Shane Burgin
26 votes

Tammy Hanson
6
votes

Scattering
27 votes

Shane Burgin, Tammy Hanson and Pat LaSourd declared duly
elected.
City of Fort Dodge:
Council Member At Large Elect 2 Neven Conrad

Clarice Thompson

Scattering

Neven Conrad declared duly elected.
Council Member Ward 1
Terry D. Moehnke

Scattering

Terry D. Moehnke declared duly elected.
Council Member Ward 2
Dean Hill

David McGaughy

Scattering

Dean Hill declared duly elected.
Council Member Ward 3
David M. Flattery

Scattering

David M. Flattery declared duly elected.
Council Member Ward 4
Kim Alstott

Scattering

Kim Alstott declared duly elected.
City of Gowrie:
Mayor
Gayle Redman

Andrew Summers

Scattering

Gayle Redman declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
Joe Harrison

Keith Streit

Bruce McCormick

Kevin Sturm

Scattering

1514 votes
758 votes
9 votes
239 votes
5 votes

313 votes
241 votes
1 votes
631 votes
8 votes
600 votes
31 votes
123 votes
91 votes
9 votes
139 votes
97 votes
40 votes
52 votes
13 votes

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PRAIRIE VALLEY SCHOOL


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Special Public Hearing
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Special Public Hearing for the Prairie Valley Community School
District was on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Southeast Valley High School Library. The meeting was called to order at
6:30 pm by President Shannon Miller. A discussion was held regarding the
continuation of the Instructional Support Levy. The discussion included the
difference between the ISL and the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy,
how the rate is determined, the history of the ISL and the impact on the
district should it not continue. The hearing ended at 6:48 p.m.
Prairie Valley Community SchoolsBoard of Directors
Southeast Valley High School Library
Regular Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 20156:30 p.m.

The Prairie Valley Community School District held its regular board
meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in the Southeast Valley High
School Library.

President Shannon Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Shannon Miller, Heidi McGuire, Gary Welter, Jim Carlson,
Kathy Carlson, John Field; Absent: Joe Harrison
Also Present: Lois Irwin, Lisa Willardson, Jim Henrich, Jim Duncan, 6
public members.

Moved by Welter, seconded by J. Carlson to approve the agenda as
presented. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field
Nays: None. Motion Carried: 6-0

Moved by McGuire, seconded by Welter to approve the minutes as
presented. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field
Nays: None. Motion Carried: 6-0

Moved by Field, seconded by McGuire to approve the bills as
presented. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field
Nays: None. Motion Carried: 6-0

Moved by Welter, seconded by K. Carlson to approve the financials
as presented. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field,
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 6-0

Moved by J. Carlson, seconded by McGuire to approve the hiring of
Kristin Lautner as Elementary Associate. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J.
Carlson, K. Carlson, Field; Nays: None; Motion Carried: 6-0

Jim Duncan presented an Outstanding Performance award from
Scholastic Book Fairs to Margo Shirbroun for her contributions that go
above and beyond in putting together the Elementary Book Fairs. She has
done an amazing job and her hard work is very appreciated by Scholastic
and especially the District.

Brandon Louis gave a presentation to the Board about the upcoming
musical, The Wizard of Oz. Of the 68 students involved in Vocal, 38
auditioned for the musical. There are almost 70 students involved in the
actual musical. He talked about the sets and costumes, the lighting, new
curtains and the new sound system. He feels that the new sound system
will be a great improvement over past performances, and is hopeful people
will notice the difference. He wanted to thank all that have help in the
preparation of the musical. It is very exciting. The musical dates are Nov
6th and 7th, but might be the 7th and 8th depending on the football playoff
schedule. Tickets are $7.

A hard copy of the District Wide Needs Assessment was handed out.

Moved by Welter, seconded by J. Carlson to approve Early Dismissal
changes for December 9, February 10, March 16, May 4. Ayes: Miller,
Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field; Nays: None; Motion
Carried: 6-0

A discussion was held regarding the recently passed Physical Plant
and Equipment Levy designation. The rate designation will be determined
at a future meeting after further discussion.

Moved by K. Carlson, seconded by McGuire to approve a motion to
continue the Instructional Support Levy with the source to be determined
at a later date. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field;
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 6-0

Moved by J. Carlson, seconded by McGuire to approve the purchase
of additional exercise equipment up to $7,200. The balance will come from
other sources. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field;
Nays: None; Motion Carried: 6-0

The Iowa School Board Association Convention will be November 19
in Des Moines.

A joint board work session will take place on December 9, 2015.
Location to be determined.

Moved by Welter, seconded by J. Carlson to approve the distribution
of money from the concession stands to all activity accounts that remain
negative due to the high amount of purchases last year. The expense of
transitioning to the new name and mascot will be a onetime thing, and this
will help them to start out with a clean slate. Ayes: Miller, Welter, McGuire,
J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field; Nays: None; Motion Carried: 6-0

Gary Welter was appointed as the Webster County representative to
the Board of Supervisors.

Heidi McGuire was appointed as the Calhoun County representative
to the Board of Supervisors.

Lois Irwin gave a presentation of the state of finances for the District.
It covered the state of the finances, the first year of whole grade sharing
and projections for the future. Copies of the presentation are available at
the District Office.

Mr. Henrich gave the following report:
The high school conducted its first Instructional Practices Inventory (IPI)
of the year on October 7th. This is a tool all of the buildings are using
to measure student engagement. It also supports one of our district
goals, student engagement. We will conduct 2 more data collections at
a minimum.

In June Tamara Hanson, Sharon Jaeschke and I attended the Iowa
Safe and Supportive Schools conference. The goals of this program align
very nicely with our PBIS initiatives. This team has been meeting to create
ways to improve school climate and culture. This past week we attended a
conference in Pocahontas. The next step we will undertake is to create a
mentor program. Kyle Johnson, student services, will direct this program.
We will look for staff members, current staff members and community
volunteers to fill these positions. The mentor program is focused on those
students who need the extra attention to be successful. In addition, we
are also creating universal strategies for all students and teachers to use
and improve school climate. This directly relates to our district goal about
civic responsibility and behavior.

I hope to have MAP testing data at the meeting. I am working with
Dan Fox and Vicki Johnson to access the data.

On October 28th we will be hosting a speaker from Gateway to
Discovery. The speaker is a young 20 year old girl who will discuss with
the students her life story and how drug usage led her down the wrong
path, but how she got clean and changed her life around. You are all
welcome to attend.

Football playoffs will be October 28th, at a site to be determined.

Once again, I invite all of you to tour the high school during a day of
school and see what happens in the building. Just call and set up a date
and time.

Jim Duncan reported the following:
NWEA - MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessments completed
earlier this month.

This is an untimed, web-based assessment for grades 2, 3, & 4 over
math, reading, and science (4th grade only). We will be providing a basic
report on this first screening assessment next month. IPI (instructional
Practices Inventory) - Data collection by IPI trained teachers have been
done. (Both Elementary schools working together.) This collects data on
levels of student of engagement.

Local firefighters came to the elementary on October 9th for a fire
drill and building inspection as well as a classroom visit for safety, etc. We
have also conducted an emergency "Lock-Down" drill this month.

Community Use of facility: Both cub scouts and girl scouts have used
and/or are using the elementary for meetings and activities with children
after school hours.

We are working on PLC's - Professional Learning Communities
and working collaboratively on standards, formative assessment, and
instruction. Both elementary schools are collaborating as well.

Parent / Teacher Conferences are taking place this week. Attendance
has been very good so far. We have supplied an area for pa rents to take
the Needs Assessment Survey and teachers are reminding parents as
well. Annual Vision Checks will be next Tuesday. Flu shots are also being
arranged.

Moved by Welter, seconded by McGuire to adjourn. Ayes: Miller,
Welter, McGuire, J. Carlson, K. Carlson, Field; Nays: None; Motion
Carried: 6-0

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
BILLS PRESENTED OCTOBER 21, 2015

A Wish Come True
Flag Uniforms
HS Flagline $286.00
Airgas
Supplies
HS
$405.44
Amazon
Supplies
HS
$290.98

Sheet Music
HS Vocal
$24.94

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Parts, Transportation
$801.70
B & H Photo
Supplies for Photography, HS
$156.48
Black Hills Energy
Utilities
HS
$421.76
Bobbyhart Design
Cheer Resale
Comp Cheer $77.00
BSN Sports
Throw down bases
Baseball
$29.98
Calhoun County ECA
Utilities
EL
$5,799.76
Casey's
Supplies
District
$104.79
CDW-G
Adapter
Technology $39.84
Central Iowa Distributing, Supplies - Annual Order, HS/EL Maint. $2,422.55

Supplies
Nutrition
$73.50
CH McGuiness Co., Replace water cutoff, Capital Projects
$1,634.25
City of Callender
Utilities
Bus Barn
$207.91
Coke
Vending Machines, Student Council $484.56

Supplies, Concessions
$2,964.72
Consumer News
Advertising
District
$226.00
Creative Signs
Cheer Resale
Comp Cheer $142.50
Cummins Central Power Parts
Transportation $44.34
Curriculum associates
Supplies
E:
$82.54
Dan Nordin
Snow Removal 2015, HS Maint. $2,080.00
Dean Foods
Supplies
Nutrition $3,620.78
Deckers
Resale
Football $1,581.50

Resale
Volleyball
$891.00
Decker's Sporting Goods Padlocks
HS Maint.
$96.00
DeMoulin
Band Uniforms
HS Band
$167.54
Department of Education Bus Inspection Fee, Transportation $920.00
Des Moines Register
Supplies
HS / EL
$85.26
Digity Radio
Advertising
District
$494.00
Drees, Water Heater Board - HS, Capital Projects
$307.75

Plumbing Clean out -EL, Capital Projects

$554.00

Repairs
Nutrition
$379.37
Drill Barbershop
Disc Golf Supplies
All Athletics $260.00
Earthgrain
Supplies
Nutrition
$975.98
Electrical Materials
Supplies
HS Maint.
$554.67
Engquist
Supplies
HS Maint.
$133.26
Engquist Lumber
Pitching Mound
Baseball
$119.24
Farmers Coop
Supplies
HS Maint.
$21.85
FarmNews
Farm Safety Week
FFA
$76.50
FD Machine
Parts
Transportation $84.09
Flinn Scientific
Supplies
HS
$136.74
FM Controls
Service call - Capital Projects
$420.00
GK Services
Supplies
HS Maint.
$740.70

Supplies, Transportation
$174.10
Gowrie Municipal
Utilities
HS
$7,787.34
Gowrie News
Publishing
District
$465.56
Gowrie Service
Batteries - Floor Scrubber, District $238.00
Grahm Tires
Parts / Tires
Transportation $46.00
Graphic Edge
Resale, Cross Country
$1,789.93
Great Amercian Opportunities, Resale
Comp Cheer $27.22
Gruhn Law Firm
Legal Fees
District
$396.50
Hanlon, Kerry
Supplies
HS
$12.00
Hanson, Brian
Travel
District
$251.90
Hawkey Stages, Coach Rental - Football, Transportation / Reimb $1,316.00

Coach Rental - Cross Country, Transportation / Reimb
$1,698.00
Heartland Flag
Supplies, District Maintenance
$435.00
Henrich, Jim
Travel
HS
$154.00
Hewlett-Packard
Laptop Repairs
Technology $610.59
IASB
Background Check fees, District
$180.00

Orientation Conference
District
$150.00
IATC
Annual Membership Track
$45.00
IBCA
Clinic and Membership Basketball $440.00
ICCC
Secondary Tuition
HS
$11,930.00

Textbooks
HS
$1,595.22
Iowa Lakes Community College, SAVE Tuition
Special Ed $6,258.25
Iowa Scale Company
Scale Certification
Wrestling
$73.00
Jackson, Aimee
Postage
HS
$67.17
Jamboree
Supplies
FCS
$290.59

Supplies - PBIS
HS
$290.59

Supplies
District
$23.98

Supplies
Nutrition
$86.06

Supplies, Student Council
$10.61

Supplies
FFA
$29.74
Johnson, Kyle
Travel
District
$79.20
Jostens
Diplomas and covers HS
$1,272.35
JP Byson
Diesel, Transportation
$1,928.50
JW Pepper
Supplies
HS Band
$205.98
Kabel
Insurance Services
District
$270.00

Deductible Reimbursement
District
$1,000.00
Kirk Showers
Mowing Services
District
$335.00
Lakeshore Learning
Supplies
EL
$94.97
Larsen Electric Motor Service, Repairs
HS Maint.
$117.25
Lehigh Valley Telephone Utilities
Bus Barn
$76.60

DTS
Technology $125.00
Martin Brothers
Nurse Supplies
District
$99.18

FCS
HS
$173.30

Supplies
Nutrition $22,932.67
Martins Flag
Supplies
HS
$920.02
Menards
Supplies
HS Maint. $9,013.61
Mid State Plumbing
HS Library AC, Capital Projects
$696.00

Plumbing Clean out -EL, Capital Projects

$546.00
Mid West Technology Products, Supplies
HS Shop $2,221.25
Midwest Bus Parts
parts
Transportation $10.94
Mindy DeBaun
Bows
Comp Cheer $178.00
Napa Auto Supply
Supplies / Parts, Transportation
$161.39
Northern Lights
Supplies, Concessions
$1,983.49
O'Conner, Shannon
DOT Physical
Transportation $80.00
Olson Electric, Plumbing and Heating, Sink Hole Repair HS,

Capital Projects

$156.62
Omaha Stage Equipment Curtains, Capital Projects
$8,926.58
Pepsi
Supplies
Concessions $898.17
PerMar
Battery Replacement HS Maint.
$67.08

Service
EL Maint.
$130.00
Peterson, Shelly
Travel
EL
$11.60
Phonak
Supplies SPED
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, Academic Rigor Conf, HS / EL $630.00

TICL Conference
District
$100.00
Prairie Valley Concessions Supplies, Student Council
$124.10
Prairie Valley Nutrition
Supplies - Powder Puff Student Council $83.20
Ricoh
Docmall
Technology $78.92

Supplies
Technology $207.24

Copier Lease
PPEL
$2,515.00
Rieman Music
Supplies / Repairs
HS Band
$554.77
Rochester 100 Inc
Supplies
EL
$115.00
Rogers Athletic
Hydration System
Football
$490.00
SAI Executive Leaders Conf
District
$50.00
Scholastic
Supplies
EL
$81.48
School Bus Sales
parts, Transportation
$350.26
School Savers, Calculators - Palmer Fund Reimbursement

HS - Palmer

$1,467.27
School Specialty
Supplies
EL
$198.59

Supplies
HS Vocal
$250.00

Supplies
District
$41.37

Supplies
Preschool
$462.79
Schumacher Elevator
Maintenance
HS Maint.
$197.98
Shine On
Resale
FFA
$497.00
Siouxland Scale Service Powercord for Scale Wrestling
$56.00
Social Studies School Service, Supplies
EL
$69.00
Southeast Webster Grand CSD, GDC Donation - Split to SWG Band, District$50.00
Southeast Webster Grand Nutrition, Lunch for HS students, Nutrition $31.20
Star Energy
Gas, Transportation

$645.18

Diesel, Transportation
$3,071.52

Preschool, Transportation
$208.33

Gas Special Ed, Transportation
$395.64

Diesel Special Ed, Transportation $338.03
Swanson Florist
Seniors- Fall Sports All Athletics $79.50
Tall Corn Jazz Festival
Entry Fee
HS Band
$150.00
Tams-Wimark Music
Supplies - Musical Rental, Musical $1,554.25
TCB Sanitation
Utilities
HS
$375.00
Thomas Bus Sales
Parts
Transortation $26.37
United Extreme Bling
Resale - Bows
Comp Cheer $775.00
Valentine Consulting, Professional Development(split SWG), District$2,850.00
Verizon
Cellulars
District
$693.14
Visa - Bankers Bank
Supplies
HS Maint.
$66.15

Computer Hardware Technology $89.99
Visions Glass
Repair
Transortation $290.00
Web-Cal Coop Tele.
Telephones
District
$197.85

Telephones
EL
$1,091.23

Telephones
HS
$1,091.23

DTS
Technology $375.00
Webster County Auditor Election Costs
District
$2,864.56
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EL
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Joe Harrison and Keith Streit declared duly elected.

City of Harcourt:
Mayor
Grant Gibbons
39 votes

Donna Brundage
5
votes

Mindi Hanson
2
votes

Scattering
0 votes

Grant Gibbons declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 3
Scott R. Engquist
40 votes

Matthew Fors
40 votes

Lewanne Gallentine
40 votes

Mindi Hanson
4
votes

Scattering
2 votes

Scott R. Engquist, Matthew Fors and Lewanne Gallentine declared
duly elected.
City of Lehigh:
Mayor
Paula Martin
49 votes

Scattering
0 votes

Paula Martin declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
Doug Dellachiesa
45 votes

David Hrubes
38 votes

Scattering
0 votes

Doug Dellachiesa and David Hrubes declared duly elected.

82 votes
Council Member To Fill Vacancy Victor Ruthart
47 votes

Scattering
0 votes

Victor Ruthart declared duly elected.
City of Moorland:
Mayor
Brad Hoffman
14 votes

Scattering
3 votes

Brad Hoffman declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
Dellia Hoffman
13 votes

Debra Jo Rauhauser
10 votes

Scattering
8 votes

Dellia Hoffman and Debra Jo Rauhauser declared duly elected.
Council Member To Fill Vacancy -2, Dean Pringle
7
votes

Ken Thompson
16 votes

Scattering
6 votes

Dean Pringle & Ken Thompson declared duly elected.
City of Otho:
Mayor
Tony Barnett
73 votes

Mark Groat
33 votes

Scattering
2 votes

Tony Barnett declared duly elected.
Council Member - Elect 2
Rob Ewing
59 votes

Michael Montgomery
85 votes

Tim Troutwine
57 votes

Scattering
4 votes

Rob Ewing and Michael Montgomery declared duly elected.
City of Vincent:
Council Member - Elect -2
Donovan Adson
19 votes

Rickey Lee Ritenour
20 votes

Scattering
2 votes

Donovan Adson and Rickey Lee Ritenour declared duly elected.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Campbell to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairman, Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting
November 10, 2015


The Board of Supervisors met in Session on the above date with the
following members present: Singer, Fletcher, Dencklau, Campbell and
Leffler. Absent: None.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve minutes of the
November 3, 2015 regular meeting and the November 9, 2015 Canvass
of Votes from the November 3, 2015 City Elections. Motion carried
unanimously.
Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve hiring
and employment of JoAnn Alvarez-Boothby, Part-time Correctional
Officer effective November 3, 2015 at the rate of $14.79 per hour per
recommendation of Steve Elifrits, Jail Administrator. Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve hiring and
employment of Nancy Vasquez, Interpreter, at the rate of $20.00 per hour
effective November 2, 2015 per recommendation of Kari Prescott, Director
of Public Health. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to accept and place on file
resignation of Kelsey Riley, Case Manager effective November 15, 2015.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve wage increase
for Ashley Guthrie, Correctional Officer to $15.42 per hour effective
November 13, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to receive and place
on file Manure Management Plan Update for Mark Peterson in Section
30, Dayton Township. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve Class C Liquor
License Application for Willow Ridge Golf Course. (Copy on file in Auditors
office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to receive and place on file
the following appointment to the Compensation Board for four year term
beginning July 1, 2015: Nicholas Cochrane, Recorders Representative;
Dan Flattery, Supervisors Representative; and Jim Kesterson, Sheriffs
Representative. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve request to assign
County held Tax Sale Certificate P100005, parcel number 1108480005 to
Chris and Brian Stringer who will pay $50.00 and be responsible for the
costs associated with serving notice of redemption and upon completion
of notice ask the Board to abate the delinquent taxes, costs, interest and
special assessments. Motion carried unanimously.

Evan Del Val with ISG as the engineering firm discussed inspection
of the agricultural infrastructure during the installation of the pipeline
project. A letter of intent to retain ISG Engineering firm will be prepared
and brought before the board for approval in the near future.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Campbell to approve and authorize
Chair to sign utility permit from MidAmerican Energy to temporarily
relocate overhead electric line along 160th Street in Section 4, Township
89 North, Range 28 West, Cooper Township due to bridge replacement
project over Soldier Creek. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion
carried unanimously.

Moved by Campbell, seconded by Singer to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Nels Pederson to investigate for tile along east
side of Racine Avenue approximately 1300 feet south of 100th Street in
Section 1, Township 90 North, Range 28 West, Badger Township. (Copy
on file in Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Singer, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Richard Stark to install sub-drain across Taylor
Avenue north of 200th Street between Sections 19 and 20 and across
200th Street east of Taylor Avenue between Sections 20 and 29, all in
Township 89 North, Range 27 West, Colfax Township; and to drain
property all within Drainage District #247 in accordance with tile crossing
policy. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to adjourn the meeting.
Motion carried unanimously.
s/Carol Messerly
Webster County Auditor

s/Keith Dencklau
Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Webster County Claims Register Report for 11-03-2015



ACCESS SYSTEMS
copier lease
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASINGcopier lease
AHLERS & COONEY PC
registration
ALLIANT ENERGY
UTILITIES
ALLSCRIPTS
support service charge
ANDREWS, KIM
mileage
APCO INTERNATIONAL
apco membership fee
ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY STOCK & PARTS
AULT, RAY
salary
BADGER, JENNIFER
contracted wages
BECKER, HANS
mileage
BEMRICH ELECTRICAL INC labor
BENNETT CRIMMINS & LIVINGSTON, legal representation
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
UTILITIES
BOECKMAN, LINDSAY
mileage
BOMGAARS SUPPLY
SUPPLIES
CALHOUN CO. PUBLIC HEALTH,

ch, mh, epsdt, t19, tobacco prevention
CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF, subpoena

90.20
191.11
50.00
16.97
139.10
65.62
92.00
635.73
55.00
105.00
105.00
68.00
120.00
31.64
60.69
231.85
8,340.91
34.18

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Webster Country Legal continued from page 14...


CALHOUN-BURNS & ASSOCIATES INC., NEW SHED
4,221.50
CANON, CORRINE
salary
105.00
CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF, serve papers
36.70
CASHIERS OFFICE
equipment
50.00
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CENTER, DETENTION SERVICES 2,806.00
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING INC., supplies
219.60
CENTURY LINK
service
734.91
CERRO GORDO CO SHERIFF, serve papers
17.00
CHAMP SOFTWARE INC
onsite training
600.00
CHOICE PRINTING INC
office supplies
198.00
CITY DIRECTORY INC.
plat books
152.00
CODEX CORP
software update
2,175.00
CONSOLIDATED MANGEMENT CO INC., food service
7,185.90
CRIMMINS, MARK
mileage
15.00
DANIEL PHARMACY
inmate meds
148.29
DANNER, DAWNIE
mileage/wages team voting
94.87
DAYTON REVIEW
publish board proceedings
950.35
DE LAGE LANDEN
copier payment
314.75
DES MOINES STAMP MFG CO, office supplies
40.50
DORSEY, TOM
salary
105.00
ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE IN, ballots
5,490.77
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, rent for channel banks
1,513.35
EMERGENCY K9 OPERATIONS INC., fuel & mileage
188.88
EMMET COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH, ch, epsdt
489.84
ENOS, MARY
rent & expense
400.00
EVANS PAINTING
painting
1,375.00
FARM & HOME PUBLISHERS LTD., MAPS
619.00
FASTENAL COMPANY
STOCK
680.26
FILLOON, TOM
testing election equipment
36.00
FORT DODGE ASPHALT
HOT MIX ASPHALT
25,613.84
FORT DODGE FORD INC
OIL CHANGES
70,556.53
FOUR OAKS INC
shelter services
418.00
FREEMAN, SUSAN
wages
2,108.88
FRONTIER
phone service
713.78
GARCIA, SAMANTHA
interpreter fees
290.00
GARGANO, MARK
medical examiner expense
800.00
GOLDFIELD COMM SERVICES CORP., internet charges
39.95
GOVCONNECTION INC
equipment
300.62
GOWRIE NEWS
publish board proceedings
826.47
GRAVES CONSTRUCTION CO INC., BRIDGE & APPROACHES 2,910.00
GREENBELT HOME CARE tobacco prevention grant
1,996.44
GREENE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER, epsdt, t19
3,157.33
GROSS ELECTRIC INC
OUTSIDE SERVICES
2,343.00
GROUP MOBILE INTERNATIONAL LLC, laptop docking station 358.00
GROUP SERVICES INC
safe-t fund
15,000.00
HAGEN, DYLAN
mileage
100.80
HAMILTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH, wic, ch, mh, epsdt, t19, tobacco 6,032.29
HANSEL, KATHY
mileage
15.00
HAWKEYE LEGAL SERVICES INC., serve papers
90.00
HEPP, BLAINE
contracted wages
2,654.31
HOME TOWN HERO PROJECT LLC, advertising
299.00
HUMBOLDT CO. PUBLIC HEALTH

wic, ch, epsdt, t19, tobacco prevention
3,736.11
HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF, serve papers
19.00
HYVEE INC
food supplies
37.85
IACREOT
2015-2016 dues
195.00
IDOT SUPPLIES 663.68
INFO DOG SECURITY LLC shredding
76.95
INSURANCE FINANCE CORP, emergency, dispatch, pro, liability 377.89
IOWA DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, STORM WATER PERMIT 175.00
IOWA DEPT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, tokens
60.00
ISAA
annual dues
400.00
ISAC
school of instruction
360.00
JOHNSON, KYLE
mowing expense
1,400.00
KESTERSON, JAMES
mileage
15.00
LAERDAL MEDICAL CORP supplies
157.26
MAIL SERVICES LLC
renewal postage
1,003.93
MARCO INC
copier lease
947.34
MASTER BLASTER INC
OUTSIDE SERVICES
100.00
MEDLINE INDUSTRIES INC supplies
29.80
MENARDS - FORT DODGE SHED SUPPLIES
265.70
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP., VACCINES
2,322.69
MESSERLY, BRAD
mileage
15.00
MESSERLY, JAN
meal reimbursement
61.94
METZGER, JAMES
wages team voting
66.00
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY
service
305.72
MIDLAND POWER COOPERATIVE, SECURITY LIGHTING
76.56
NEW SIOUX CITY IRON CO TOOLS
141.79
O'BRIEN COUNTY SHERIFF notice
32.00
OFFICE ELEMENTS
OFFICE SUPPLIES
518.71
OFFICEMAX INC
office supplies
118.83
O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL INC., STOCK & PARTS
2,405.87
OLSON, STACI
medical examiner expense
150.00
ONE OF A KIND SIGNS
advertising
50.00
PALO ALTO COUNTY COMM HEALTH, epsdt, t19
518.46
PARENTS AS TEACHERS
registration for training
420.00
PEDERSON SANITATION
dumpster
185.00
PHOENIX SUPPLY LLC
SUPPLIES
513.85
POCAHONTAS HEALTH DEPARTMENT, epsdt, t19
1,070.94
PORTER, AMY
mileage
101.84
POTTAWATTAMIE CO SHERIFF, transportation
20.00
POWERPLAN PARTS
693.98
PRECISION MACHINE & WELDING, PARTS
45.00
PROSHIELD FIRE PROTECTION, INSPECTION - BURNSIDE 700.50
RASMUSSEN TILING
CONTRACT TILING
4,544.70
RECORDER ASSOCIATION certification session
20.00
REGISTRATION SERVICES MEETING REGISTRATION
720.00
RESERVE ACCOUNT
POSTAGE
4,553.06
RIAL, KRISTINE L
mileage
65.10
RISE BROADBAND
computer services/internet
469.00
SANOFI PASTEUR INC
VACCINES
9,676.98
SERGEANT, WILLIAM
rent & expense
400.00
SIDWELL COMPANY
software maintenance contracts 2,041.00
SIGN-UP LTD., INTERSECTION & RESIDENCE SIGNS
417.22
SLP INC
rent payments
35.00
SMITH, HEIDI
mileage reimbursement
137.55
STAPLES ADVANTAGE
office supplies
264.58
STARK, C RICHARD
mileage
15.00
THORN, CAROL
testing election equipment
36.00
TR COURT REPORTERS, THERESA A RITLAND, depositions 154.70
TURNKEY CORRECTIONS lease
100.00
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES
software & assistance
718.75
UNITED PROPERTY GROUP LLC, rent payments
300.00
UNITY POINT HEALTH
medical examiner expense
200.00
UNITYPOINT AT HOME FT DODGE, SCRUBS
385.96
UTLEY, JEANETTE
testing election equipment
36.00
VAN METER & ASSOCIATES INC., light bulbs
14,430.00
VASQUEZ, NANCY
interpreter
205.00
VERIZON WIRELESS
phone service
1,088.94
VETERANS INFORMATION SERVICE, veterans books
60.00
WALMART COMMUNITY
supplies
289.47
WALTERS SANITARY SERVICE INC., service
164.25
WEBSTER CO TELECOMMUNICA,

E-911 CONTRACTED SERVICES
10,305.19
WEBSTER COUNTY AUDITOR, november rent
2,015.55
WEBSTER COUNTY ENGINEER, sign placement
779.35
WEBSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPT, wages
6,120.78
WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF, serve papers
159.00
WELLS FARGO REMITANCE CENTER, supplies
4,008.45
WEST PAYMENT CENTER law library expense
1,325.93
WEX BANK
fuel
917.34
WICKLEIN, APRIL
postage
7.67
WOODBURY COUNTY SHERIFF, service fees
19.01
WRIGHT CO. HEALTH DEPT, wic, ch, epsdt, interperer, t19,
4,098.88
XENIA RURAL WATER DISTRICT, WATER
63.30

WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Webster County Claims Register Report for 11-04-2015
AUTEN, RUTH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BAADE, KATHLEEN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BADGER FIRE STATION
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BARNUM FIRE STATION
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BLACK, LORRAINE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BOERNER, DIANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BUDA-CLAUSSEN, ROSALIA GENERAL ELECTION-2015
BURLESON, JANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
CALLENDER, CITY OF
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
CANON, CORRINE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
CASEY, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
CASSEN, MARGUERITE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015

143.55
174.00
50.00
50.00
178.20
191.25
132.00
180.00
50.00
174.00
207.00
177.00

CHALSTROM, DIANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
123.68
CLARE COMMUNITY CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015
50.00
CLAUSSEN, CHARLES
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
192.60
COMP, BECKY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
138.00
CONDON, PATRICIA (MARY) GENERAL ELECTION-2015
70.05
COOK, GERY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
177.00
DANNER, DAWNIE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
219.00
DAVIS, BEVERLY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
DAYTON COMMUNITY CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015
50.00
DELLACHIESA, PATRICIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
148.05
DENCKLAU, LINDA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
DOLAN, SHARON
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
DUNCOMBE COMMUNITY CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015 50.00
EASTMAN, DONNA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
122.10
ELDERBRIDGE AGENCY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
100.00
ELLIS, IVOLA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
177.00
ENGQUIST, DIANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
201.00
EVERS, SUSAN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
171.30
FERGUSON, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
117.00
FIALA, JULIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
180.00
FIRST COVENANT CHURCH GENERAL ELECTION-2015
100.00
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GENERAL ELECTION-2015 100.00
FITZGERALD, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
114.00
GEIST, ELIZABETH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
192.00
GOWRIE COMMUNITY CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015
50.00
GROAT, MYRON
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
GROSS, SHARON
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
175.50
HADE, JANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
111.00
HARRISON, DIXIE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
120.00
HEATHERINGTON, CAROL GENERAL ELECTION-2015
143.25
HERZBERG, NANCY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
HICKEY, SHARON
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
219.00
JACOBSON, EVELYN M
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
JOHNSON, FRANCES
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
133.20
JOHNSON, JANIS
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
129.75
JUNKMAN, JULIE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
KESLING, VICTORIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
201.00
KESTER, DOROTHY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
KINNE, JANET
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
110.10
KINSETH, JANET
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
189.00
KISCH, JENECE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
182.85
KLOSS, JANICE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
192.00
KOENIG, ELIZABETH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
LEFFLER, THERESA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
LEHIGH, CITY OF
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
50.00
LENTSCH, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
130.20
LEWIS, JESS
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
LEWIS, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
201.00
LICHT, GLORIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
LOOTS, MARK
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
LUNN, PATRICIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
123.52
LYNCH, MARY C
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
46.20
MALLINGER, JOAN M
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
132.00
MCCORMACK, MARVEL
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
MCCULLOUGH, BILL
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
MCCULLOUGH, DIANE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
METZGER, JAMES
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
192.00
MOORLAND COMMUNITY CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015 50.00
MURPHY, MARY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.30
NAYLOR, JULIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
198.00
OLSON, RHONDA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
OTHO, CITY OF
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
50.00
PETERSON, JANET
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
132.00
PETERSON-SHIPP, MARILYN GENERAL ELECTION-2015
177.00
PHILLIPS, NANCY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
172.05
PINGEL, LINDA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
PORREZ, KATHLEEN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN, GENERAL ELECTION-2015 100.00
PUKACZ, PATRICIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
RITENOUR, CHERYL
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
189.60
ROSSOW, KAREN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
221.40
SALVATORE, TOM
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
213.00
SCHUH, DEBORAH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
198.00
SNELL, ROGER
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
117.15
STEUERWALD, JUDITH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
133.05
STRAYER, LARRY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
213.00
SWANSON, KATHRYN ANN GENERAL ELECTION-2015
217.50
TESKE, NANCY
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
THE LIONS DEN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
100.00
THORN, CAROL
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
TJADEN, GLORIA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
137.03
TOMPKINS CELEBRATION CENTER, GENERAL ELECTION-2015 100.00
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, GENERAL ELECTION-2015
100.00
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURC, GENERAL ELECTION-2015100.00
UMSTED, SHERILL
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
UTLEY, JEANETTE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
186.00
WILL, PAMELA
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
204.00
WILSON, OLIVE
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
145.65
WOOTERS, ALAN
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
164.25
WYATT, MARGARET
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00
YODER, RUTH
GENERAL ELECTION-2015
174.00

CITY OF
FARNHAMVILLE
Farnhamville City Council
Regular Meeting Minutes
November 9th, 2015

The Farnhamville City Council met on Monday, November 9th, 2015,
6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, called to order by roll call by
Mayor Frank Morgan, with council members, Barb Gregg, Jeff Kicklighter,
Herman Seil, and Clint VanKley, Others present Alan Jorgensen, Roger
Kopecky, Rita Kail, Alex Farley, Julie Whitson and Stacy Lentsch. Absent
Calvin Wooters, Judy Harvey.

Motion by Gregg, seconded by Van Kley to approve the minutes from
October meeting and the agenda for this meeting. Motion carried.

Following discussion and a correction to the disbursements to add
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy for $140.00 motion by Kicklighter,
seconded by Gregg to approve the payment of the following bills. Motion
carried.
AGSOURCE LAB
Wastewater
$287.50
Alan Jorgensen
October Net Wages
$2,302.80
BCBS Insurance
AJ Health Insurance
$717.05
Black Hills Energy
9-3-10-8
$108.28
Bomgaars Supplies $37.43
Calhoun County Electric Co
October
$43,061.57
Calhoun County Electric Co
Burnsite
$9.85
Carroll Refuse Service LLC
Garbage/Recycling
$2,975.73
City of Fort Dodge
Police
$55.75
Des Moines Stamp
Supplies
$36.55
Ecolab
Pest Control
$100.91
Emily Bendickson
October Net Wages
$1,300.62
Emily Bendickson
Insurance
$224.40
Emily Bendickson
Mileage
$28.00
Gowrie News
Legal
247.06
Internal Revenue Service
SS/FWH
$2,334.92
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Evaluation/McCormack
$140.00
Iowa Small Engine
Supplies
$85.50
Iowa Utilities Board
Dues
$392.04
IPERS
IPERS $1,319.67
Judy Harvey
October Net Wages
$162.15
Judy Harvey
Meeting/Mileage
$43.52
Kriz-Davis Co
Supplies
$72.68
Menards Supplies $8.97
NAPA
Supplies $30.27
Roger Kopecky
October Net Wages
$1,950.04
Roger Kopecky
Health Insurance
$667.50
Roger Kopecky
Travel
$78.40
Star Energy
Fuel
$163.76
Swanson Florists
Cook
$32.10
Treasurer State of Iowa
Sales Tax
$732.00
USPS
Supplies $49.00
VISA Supplies
$221.84
Walmart Supplies $64.07
WCCTA
Telephone $339.11
USDA
Water Project
$6,987.00
USDA
Water Project
$245.00

Total
$67,613.04

Monthly Finance Report was reviewed and discussed.

Mayor, Frank Morgan gave the Oath of Office to Bruce McCormack.

Lentsch from Midas updated the council on the upcoming housing
grant. At this time we have six applicants, she indicated we should try and
receive several more as for some reason the existing ones would not be
approved. Midas will be doing a telephone survey concerning the housing

15

grant please answer the questions if they call your residence. The housing
application has to be submitted in January 2016.

Motion by Kicklighter, seconded by Seil to have Midas conduct a
housing survey not to exceed $200.00

The council received budget papers to review at the upcoming
council meetings as we are starting the budget process for FY2017.

Fifteen shut-off notices have gone out for delinquent utility bills.

Utility workers flushed the fire hydrants last week.

Next council meeting will be December 14th at 6:30 P.M.

Motion by Seil, seconded by Gregg to adjourn the meeting. Motion
carried.
Emily Bendickson
City Clerk

Frank Morgan
Mayor

GOWRIE
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
Regular Meeting
November 11, 2015

Regular meeting was held November 11, 2015, 7:00 PM at the
utilities building with the following board members present: Boerner,
Tvrdik, Carpenter, Lane and Rittgers. Gordon Adkins, Adam Smith and
Mike Conrad were present, also.

Motion by Boerner to approve minutes & financial reports, second
Carpenter. Carried-all ayes.

Bills allowed on motion by Lane, subject to audit, second Rittgers.
Carried-all ayes.
ANGSTROM, CHUCK
CELL PHONE REIMBURSEMENT
80.00
PAYROLL TAXES
STATE TAX
871.00
ARAMARK
BLDG & MAINT SUPP/UNIFORM EXP 270.42
BLACK HILLS ENERGY UTILITY SERVICE
139.13
JIM BLAIR SANITATION RECYCLING-376 CUSTOMERS
1,692.00
TCB SANITATION
GARBAGE-376 CUST & 10 TAGS 5,838.00
CENTRAL IOWA DISTRIBUTING, BLDG & MAINT SUPPLIES
58.68
CITY OF GOWRIE
ELEC,WATER, GARBAGE
1,742.08
EMC
ELEC DIST SUPPLIES
288.33
GMU
UTILITY SERVICE
2,240.71
GOWRIE NEWS, REGULAR MINUTES/PUBLIC HEARING
92.80
GOWRIE SERVICE
DIESEL & GAS/SEPT & OCT
795.06
HAWKINS INC
CONTAINER DEMURRAGE
5.00
ACHFILE-HEARTLAND BANK, ACHFILE
32.10
SINKING FUNDS-HEARTLAND, SINKING FUNDS
10,490.00
IAMU, IUB ENERGY EFF PLAN REPORTING
490.00
IOWA ONE CALL
SERVICE LOCATES
29.80
IOWA UTILITIES BOARD FY15 REM REC & FY16 REM EST 755.38
JAMBOREE FOODS
BLDG SUPPLIES/BATTERIES
26.39
KRIZ-DAVIS COMPANY ELEC DIST SUPPLIES
862.38
MANGOLD ENVIRON TESTING, WW COMPOSITES
391.00
MENARDS
ELEC DIST SUPPLIES
211.47
OFFICE ELEMENTS, COPIER CONTRACT & OFFICE SUPPLIES119.80
SALES TAX
SALES TAX
2,511.00
WCCTA TELEPHONE
273.41
CHASE PAYMENTECH MONTHLY FEE
39.07
SIMECA
POWER PURCHASED
37,349.26
EFTPS
FED/FICA TAX
4,855.58
DGR ENGINEERING
GENERATOR PROJECT
130.00
WELLMARK BLUE CROSS, HEALTH INSURANCE/NOV 2015 4,085.19
DELTA DENTAL OF IOWA DENTAL INSURANCE/NOV2015
243.70
PRINCIPAL LIFE
LIFE INSURANCE/NOV 2015
73.60
POSTMASTER POSTAGE
490.00
IPERS IPERS
2,868.82
CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY, DIST SUPPLIES & MATERIALS 47.04
ENGQUIST LUMBER COMPANY, DIST SUPPLIES/MATERIALS
8.40
STUART C IRBY CO, ELEC-TOOL(DEEP CUT AUGER BIT)
33.60
KLINGSON, PATRICE, MILEAGE-DATA TECH MTG-DES MOIN 98.32
GOWRIE DEVELOPMENT COMM,

X-MAS LIGHTING DONATION/REBATES
388.00
PETTY CASH, POSTAGE, MEETING EXP, LANDFILL
78.90
DSG, RADIOREAD ELECTRIC METERS-80
4,839.69
ROPER REPAIR
PARTS FOR EAST WELL
12.17
TAYLOR CLEANING
OFFICE CLEANING
90.00
BOMGAARS
MOTOR VEH SUPP & TOOLS
109.92
MERCHANT JTS
TUITION-MODULE 2
550.00
ITRON, ANNUAL HRDWRE & SFTWRE MAINT.
1,419.92
METERING & TECHNOLOGY SOL

12-RR WATER METERS & HEADS
3,840.62
STOREY KENWORTHY UTILITY BILLS-5500 QTY
715.83
J R STELZER CO., BALANCE DUE ON TOWER PAINTING 54,442.00
JEO CONSULTING GROUP INC.,

ARC FLASH ASSESSMENT-DIST SYST
1,890.00
EARL LAWRENCE, REFUND CREDIT BALANCE ON BILL
39.95
PAYROLL CHECKS
TOTAL PAYROLL CHECKS
13,875.70
Consensus to approve agenda.
Total revenues for month-$121,367.84.
Total expenses for
month-$104,407.48.

The Board jumped to new business to discuss a bill with Mike
Conrad. Mr. Conrad received the bill from Rasmussen Tiling for backhoe
work that was done to correct a sewer problem. Mr. Conrad was getting
water in his basement. No one else on the block was having issues, but
after pulling a manhole cover it appeared that water was standing instead
of flowing, giving an indication that the main could be plugged. Mr. Conrad
stated that several years ago there was a water main break and the street
had begun to settle, wondering if there was any relevance. The backhoe
exposed that the elbow to Mr. Conrads sewer connection to the main was
broken on top. Mr. Conrad explained that he was a bit caught off guard
when he received a call from Chuck stating that he would be charged for
the fix because the problem turned out to be his. He said he felt a bit
taken advantage of, since he did not get a chance to decide if there might
have been any other options to explore, such as roto-rooter. After more
discussion, it was determined that there would be another bill for fixing the
street. The boards consensus was to get a total of all costs associated
with the fix and determine what to do after they have all the information.
Mr. Conrad was seeking to share the cost with the utilities.

A Public Hearing was opened at 7:51 pm for discussions about the
half cent rate increase to the electric. There were no objections, written
or oral, and the hearing was closed on a motion by Rittgers and second
by Carpenter at 7:52 pm. Motion carried-all ayes. Lane moved to
approve the 1st reading of Resolution 1.15, A RESOLUTION AMENDING
PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ELECTRIC RATES, second Boerner.
Motion carried all ayes on a RC vote.

No further news from HK Scholz, on next months agenda.

Bill for the new Fire Department on next months agenda.

JR Stelzer Company returned in late October and put a second coat
on the water tower. Chuck stated to the board that he felt the thickness of
the paint was sufficient after the second coat. Lane motioned and second
by Rittgers to approve the final pay request of $54,442.00. Carried-all
ayes.

Lane moved to approve a wage adjustment, the same as last year, for
all full time employees, second Rittgers. Carried-all ayes.
Two different options from Wellmark BCBS were discussed.
Carpenter motioned to approve the new option 1, beginning January 1,
2016. Second Lane. Carried-all ayes.

Motion by Boerner to adjourn, second Rittgers. Meeting adjourned
8:25 PM.

Next regular meeting to be held December 9, 2015, 6:30 PM at the
utilities building.
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Patrice Klingson
Debra Tvrdik
Sec of Board
Board Chair

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