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Jan. 27.

2016

GOWRIE, WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA

Who will win Webster


County GOP caucus
on Monday, Feb. 1?

VOL. 126 NO. 4

Webster, area county


caucus sites given. . .


Who will win the Webster County Republican
caucus Monday, Feb. 1, at the Fort Dodge Senior High
School, 819 N. 25th St.?

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have been leading
the Iowa polls recently. Will Webster County, and area
county Republicans follow the polls or will they vote for
one of the other GOP candidates?

It will be interesting. And the nation will be
watching.

The Ft. Dodge Sr. High will be the caucus site
for people interested in the Webster County Republican
caucus including residents of Gowrie, Dayton, Lehigh,
Callender, Harcourt and all others.

Caucus sites in Boone County are the DMAAC
gym, 1125 Hancock Drive; and Ogden Middle School,
313 W. Sycamore.

The Calhoun County caucus site for Republicans will be the South Central Middle School, Rockwell
City,1000 Tonawonda St.

The Hamilton County caucus sites are the Stanhope Library, 600 Main St.; and Webster City Middle
School.

The caucus process has been used since Iowa
became a state in 1846, but Iowas First-in-the-Nation
status did not gain its current political and media prominence until the early 1970s. Caucus meetings for both
political parties are held every other year, and prior to
1972, Iowas caucuses were held during the middle of the
primary calendar.

A caucus is a meeting of a group of persons in
the same political party who select candidates or decide
policy. As opposed to a primary, a caucus is a partyorganized meeting of neighbors who discuss issues and
candidates.

Tempel, new ambulance director...


Mike Tempel takes over as the new Southwest
Webster Ambulance director. Full story on page 6.


Thursday, Jan. 21 members of the Gowrie and Harcourt Fire Departments took part in air pack dodgeball training at the partially finished Gowrie Fire Station.

Gowrie and Harcourt Fire Departments participate


in Air Pack Training, Thursday, Jan. 21
At partially finished Gowrie Fire Station......

Members of the Gowrie and Harcourt Fire Departments took part in air pack dodgeball training at the
partially finished Gowrie Fire Station.

The intent of the training was to work on controlled breathing and conserving air. Under normal, controlled conditions most air tanks will last approximately
30 minutes.

Increased activity, stress and duress are just a

few factors that contribute to higher pulse and breathing


rates such as in an emergency situation.

In the dodgeball game firemen were constantly
moving to avoid getting hit. If a fireman was hit he
had to go out of the game and do 20 jumping jacks before returning to game.

This kept pulse rates high forcing fireman to try
and control their air intake.

Prairie Valley School Health insurance


costs rise; school spirit project begins
Two teachers may retire this year.
By Jill Viles

A variety of issues were discussed as the Prairie Valley School Board met the evening of January 20.
First of all, a brief discussion was held regarding updating the wooden sign leading into Gowrie.

In a PBS documentary, the camera focused on
this sign, and some felt this was disappointing, considering the updated electronic signs were not featured. It
was suggested that it would be wise to add a logo such as
Home of the Jaguars, to increase school spirit.

Additionally, a fundraising effort to promote
school spirit was described. The Fuel up for the Jaguars promotion offers a two cent rebate to the schools,
and a one cent rebate to the customer, for every gallon of
gas purchased at a STAR Energy fuel pump.

Were a perfect fit for them (STAR Energy),
remarked school board member, John Field. It works
anywhere you find a STAR Energy pump.

School Board president, Shannon Miller, commended the program, and offered one suggestion. It
(fundraising effort) works best when you have something
in mind to spend the money on. This really serves to motivate people.

A meeting was set for Friday, Jan, 22, to discuss this incentive. The talk at this school board meeting
was intended to give a heads up to the community,
and more will be discussed at next months school board
meeting. School Board member, Jim Carlson, inquired if
the school would incur any charges as part of the Fuel up
for the Jaguars program, but he was assured the school
would not.
Schools TLC program

The interview process to form the schools first
TLC (Teacher Leadership and Compensation ) program
will soon be underway. Teachers are reminded that ap-

..

plications are due January 29th, with the interview process beginning February 5th and culminating February
12th. It was announced that many teachers are expected
to apply for these positions.

High school principal, Jim Henrich suggested
that his participation in a December meeting regarding
TLC implementation strongly influenced his praise for
the teacher incentive program. This could be a gamechanger for our district, he said. However, Henrich
added that the inaugural year of this program will not be
free of difficulties. Ive talked to people who have been
involved with the TLC program, and they still have ques-

PV School Board continued on page 12...


One young fisherman hooks a trout with his
rod Saturday, Jan. 23, at Moorland Pond. Photo by Jeff
Heck.

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Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Webster County 4-H Interviews


held Sunday, Jan. 31...

Interviews for out-of-county events will be
held on Sunday, January 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, February 1 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Webster
County Extension Office, 217 S. 25th Street, Fort Dodge.
4-Hers may attend either day.

4-H members in sixth grade and above are encouraged to attend interviews if they are interested in attending a variety of events or being a County Council
Candidate. Youth Committee members visit with the
4-Hers about 4-H, family, school, and community involvement. The interview process is an important learning process. For many 4-Hers this is their first experience at interviewing and for those that have been through
this process for several years, positive comments have
come back after they have applied for jobs or scholarships, that they really appreciated their first interview experience in 4-H!
Opportunities 4-Hers will be selected for:

State 4-H Conference - To be held on the ISU
campus June 28,29,30. All youth who have completed
8th grade and above may attend. The Webster County
4-H Foundation pays part of the fee for 4-H members
who went through county interviews.

Animal Science Round Up - Is held at the same
time as State 4-H Conference. Hands on workshops for
the horse, beef, swine, and sheep projects. Again for
2016 participants need to apply online.

Webster County, Iowa


leads nation again
in presidential voting
At County, area caucuses
Monday, Feb. 1. . .

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The state of Iowa has another chance to change
history and make a huge statement at the presidential caucus Monday, Feb. 1, in Webster County and in every
Iowa county.

The nation will be watching as Iowa caucus goers will decide who wins their caucus. Iowa has retained
its first in the nation status so the vote is be discussed in
media outlets across the nation.

Please dont let the polls decide your vote.
Check over the candidates carefully and choose someone
who you think will best lead our nation.

Every vote is important!

There are many caucus locations in this four
county area (Webster, Calhoun, Boone,and Hamilton)
and all caucus locations/addresses will be published in
the Gowrie News and Dayton Review.


County Council Candidates - Any 4-Her who
is an 8th grader or older may apply to be a candidate.
County Council members serve a valuable leadership role
as they attend monthly meetings, carry out the awards
banquet, install officers, etc.

Junior Camp Counselors - Webster, Wright,
Hamilton, Hardin, Franklin and Humboldt counties will
have jr. camp June 15,16, & 17 at the State 4-H camp in
Madrid. Several counselors are needed.

Intermediate Trip 4-Hers in 7th & 8th grades
may interview to attend the Intermediate Trip to Kansas
City in June. This is a fun filled three day adventure.

Omaha Zoo Trip is an over night adventure in
which 6,7,8 graders spend the night at the Omaha Zoo
with night and day tours given.

Please call the Webster County Extension office
at 576-2119 if you have questions.

Amber, Riley, Autumn,


and Brayden Sorenson
laid to rest
A community mourns..


In a house fire that occurred in the early morning on Sunday, Jan. 17, four lives were tragically lost.
Mother, Amber Sorenson, 27 and her three children Riley
Sorenson, 9; Autumn Sorenson, 6; and Brayden Sorenson, 4 died in the fire.

John Sorenson, husband of Amber and father of
Riley, Autumn, and Brayden, was working at the time of
the fire.

Upon arrival, Boone County Sheriffs deputies
found the home fully engulfed by fire.

Boxholm firefighters arrived around 1:30 a.m.
and requested help from surrounding fire departments
including Gowrie, Lehigh, Pilot Mound, Boone, Dayton
Grand Junction, Paton, and Ogden.

The weather made fighting this fire extremely
difficult. We froze up three pumpers, three tankers and
two fire hydrants, one water tower and drained another
water tower. Said Chief Huffman.

On January 17 and 18, 2016, autopsies were performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner
by Dennis Klein, MD (Deputy Chief State Medical Examiner). The cause of death for each of the deceased was
determined to be due to smoke inhalation.

The preliminary investigation showed the fire
was caused by a space heater in the screened-in porch at
the rear of the home where the family kept their pet rabbits.

The young mother and her three children were
laid to rest Saturday, Jan. 23.

Today was such a mixture of emotions one funeral and four caskets should never be! A family devastated and nothing we can do to make it better. said Terry
Towne, Gowrie EMS.

I am however touched beyond belief for the
people who gave up their Saturday to help serve. Thank
you to Callender, Harcourt, Duncombe, and Gowrie
EMS, both past and present, my heart is proud of the family that we are. Terry also added.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the
Sorenson family. As of Sunday Jan. 24 the page had
raised over $50,000.

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the
fire station.
Monday, Feb. 1
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith
Lutheran Church Harcourt.
Cub Scout Pack 42, 6:00 p.m. at the
Callender Heritage Library/Community
Center
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Farnhamville American Legion Post #510
and Sons of the American Legion,
7:00 p.m., Legion building.
Rose Lodge #506, 7:30 p.m.
To have the date and time of your organizations
meeting listed here, call the Gowrie News at
352-3325 or email us at gnews@wccta.net

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the Gowrie Community Center, Callender Community
Center; Harcourt Lutheran Church;

Dayton Community Center; Otho Community
Center; Vincent Fire Station; and the Senior Center in
Lehigh and Duncombe Town Shelter.

20 Years Ago...
Justin Burke, a 5th grader from Callender, was recovering from the removal of a brain tumor and had his vision
damaged as a result. To show concern and care for Justin, the
Friends Group and the Callender Heritage Library sponsored
a read to Justin program.
Tomorrows Citizens were Rachel, 8, and Jacob, 7,
children of Jim and Sandi Witte, Callender; Nicole, 6, and
Parker, 3 1/2, children of Ken and Joni Kruse, Otho.
Chalmer and Doris Peterson of Callender celebrated
their 45th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 27. They have
three children, Lynn Peterson of Fort Dodge; Bonnie Porter
of Callender, and Alan Peterson of Creston, and four grandchildren.
Air Force Airman Scott I. VanSickle graduated from
Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. VanSickle is the son of Marilyn J. VanSickle
of Harcourt. He is a 1993 graduate of Prairie Valley Community High School, Gowrie.
There was a benefit Soup Supper Feb. 3 at the Prairie
Valley High School Commons. All of the proceeds went to
Mark VandeLune and the children of Jacquelin Panek.
Albert Dicks was named Master Musician at the Tri-M
induction and awards ceremoney held Jan. 19. Ruven Newell
won the Top Notcher award. Winners in the poster contest
were Rawley King, Jill Byrne, and Amber Peterson.
Dick Tell thanked everyone for their support in the
Webster County Supervisor election....
Mryna Jacobson thanked her family and friends for the
cards, visits, food, flowers, and gifts after her surgery...
Phyllis Clark celebrated her 80th birthday Feb. 7...
Arkay King, clarinetist, and Chris McKenny, percussion, performed in the middle school honor band at Simpson
College. They were the students of Chad Przymus at the Prairie Valley Middle School...
Prairie Valley Junior High chorus, put on a lip sync contest Feb. 8. ...
Clifford Swenson, Clarence Schroeder, Jim Peterson,
Wm. J. Kruse, and Mrs. Ernest Hunter all won tickets to the
Capri Theater in Lake City from The Gowrie News...
A benefit lunch was held for Todd Nolte at the Farnhamville Elevator Community Room. Breakfast was served.
The fundraiser was supported by the United Youth Fellowship of the First United Church of Farnhamville and the
Somers United Methodist Church...
William and Edith Geisler celebrated an anniversary
Feb. 3. Darold and LaVera Vote, and Randy and Janis Castle
celebrated anniversaries Feb. 5. Darwin and Dana Beschorner celebrated an anniversary Feb. 9...

30 Years Ago...
The Lanyon Covenant Church held their annual meeting
Jan. 17. The new officers elected were: Chairman, Richard
Abrahamson; Vice Chairman, Steve Gustafson; Secretary,
Walter Harrison; Treasurer, Patty Gustafson; Financial Secretary, LaVonne Palmquist; Deacons, Wendell Palmquist
and Charles Peterson; Remaining on as Deacons were Lauren Gustafson and Don Howe; Deaconesses, Ruth Lambert
and Esther Roos; Remaining Deaconesses, Phyllis Abrahamson and Ruth Harrison.
Robin Lynne Conrad and Patrick Alan Sloter were
married at St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Papillion, Nebraska. Robin is the daughter of Clair Conrad of
North Plainfield, New Jersey, and Margaret Ewing Conrad
of Papillion. She is the granddaughter of Hollis and Betty
Ewing of Farnhamville and the late Helen Ewing.
Rodney L. Ryan, son of Carole and Dean Fevold of

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Four charged with
Friday, Jan. 22
Gowrie Burglary
Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS


Calhoun County locations include the Lohrville
Library; courthouse in Rockwell City; and Manson Senior Citizen Center.

One of the Hamilton County locations is at the
Stratford School lunchroom, 1000 Shakespeare.

Boone County locations include Pilot Mound
Community Center; Ogden Library; Boone High school;
n Ogden High School.

First United Church


Activities for the week

Wednesday, Jan. 27 the Lunch Bunch will meet
in Farnhamville. Bell Choir will meet from 6:00 p.m. to
6:15 p.m. in Farnhamville.

Thursday, Jan. 28 UWM will meet in Somers at
1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 Shared Blessings Food Pantry
will open at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Food Pantry
serves all towns in the South East Valley District. It is
located at Our Saviours Lutheran Church.

It Pays to Advertise!

Gowrie, enlisted in the U.S. Air Forces Delayed Enlistment Program. He entered active duty June 7.
There was a Come and Go shower for Doug and
Christie Andrews Jan. 26 at the town hall in Callender.
Mary Hamell, 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hamell RFD-1, Gowrie, was crowned the 1985 Webster
County Beef Queen at the annual banquet of the Webster
County Cattlemends association January, 28...
Laura May Nedeau-Owen became the new pastor at
Faith Lutheran Church in Harcourt Jan. 8. Pastor James
McGee, former pastor at Faith Lutheran, retired the year before...
Mrs. Ted Peterson was honored on her 75th birthday
with dinner at Paton Place Sunday, Jan. 27 and a party was
held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Peterson. Guests
were from Bondurant, Fort Dodge, Gowrie, Dayton, Lanyon, and Harcourt...
Spec. 4 Curtis D. Wilson, son of Jack and Eula Mae
Wilson of Farnhamville, was involved in a NATO-sponsored exercise by participating in the Armys return of forces
to Germany...
Cedar Valley traveld to Scranton Jan. 31 and defeted the
Trojans 43-29. Brain Hanson led C.v. with 13 points. Brad
Lane had 10, David Dowling had 9, Greg Hammer had 8,
Joel Collier had 2 and Todd Little had 1. Steve Peterson led
in rebounds with 10...
Carol Board lead the devotions at the Feb 14 meeting
of the Ladies Aide Society of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Hostesses were Joan Hirsch, Roberta Hirsch, and Emma
Cline...
Mr. and Mrs. Albin Norine celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 10 at the Zion Lutheran Church in
Gowrie. The Norines were married Feb. 10, 1920...
Laurie Koester had a come and go bridal shower Feb.
16 at the Gowrie Community Center. She was the bride-tobe of Jason Reed, Gowrie...
Eight students from the area were named to the Iowa
State University Deans List for the 1984 Fall Semester. Sara
Bilstad and Laurie Eastman of Callender, Monica Gay Monson, Chris Patrick Rittgers, William Edward Wiley and Darin Alan Wooters all of Gowrie, Darren Robert Carlson and
David Alan Hocke of Paton...
Anns Thrift & Gifg Shoppe of Callender had its Grand
Opening Friday, Feb. 8. Coffee and cookies were served and
door prizes were awarded...

On the morning of Friday, January 22, the LEC


received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the alley behind
a residence at the 1100 block of Pleasant St.

After follow up on the call, four individuals
were arrested in connection with a burglary to a residence
and garage in the 1100 block of Pleasant St. in Gowrie.

Jerimiah Walker, 30, of Boone, Bryan Graham,
23 of Boone, Christina Heffler, 24, of Boone, and Keaton
Green, 21, of Ames, were all charged with second-degree
burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.

The Webster County Sheriffs Office assisted
the Gowrie Police Department.

Again, we want to stress the importance of
the suspicious activity called into the Law Enforcement
Center. Without this helpful tip, this case may have gone
unsolved. If you see something, say something. If you
see anything that just doesnt seem right, please call 515352-3800 and report it. stated Gowrie Police Chief Patrick Monaghan.

The four suspects were ordered held on $10,000
bond for the burglary charge, and $5,000 bond for attempted burglary charge.

The preliminary hearings have been set for Jan.
29.

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Anderson Machinery
Wednesday, Jan. 27 - Hearty Veg Beef Soup, 1/2 Peanut Butter Sand., Celery
Sticks, Peaches
Thursday, Jan. 28 - Turkey Roast, Potatoes w/ Gravy, PEas & Carrots,
Pumpkin Custard, Tomato Juice
Friday, Jan. 29 - Crunchy Baked Fish, Parsleyed Potatoes, Green Beans,
Pineapple Crunch, Raspberry Lemonade
Monday, Feb. 3 - Not available
Tuesday, Feb. 4 - Not available
Wednesday, Feb. 5 - Not available

Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Legendary Kip, Bud and Pat, stars


all part of Lake Robbins history

This is a column I wrote in 2009 on the Lake
Robbins Balloom near Woodward. At the time Kip
Shannon was still working at Lake Robbins at 101
years of age.

Armistice Day, or Veterans Day, was celebrated in many forms across the nation and for one unique
business in our area, Veterans Day has a special meaning.

On Armistice Day, 1931, the Lake Robbins
Ballroom opened just south of Woodward. Admission
was $1 and it was 25 cents for an extra lady. Herbie
Kay and his 12-piece orchestra performed that night. The
vocalist was Dorothy LaMour, who would later do well
in Hollywood. People who went to the ballroom in those
early days, and thereafter, would all be part of a glorious history. There was a lake formed in 1927 (hence the
name) from the waters of Beaver Creek. But drought in
1936 dried up the lake. But the Lake Robbins Ballroom
endured the depression, World War II, television, and tremendous competition in both centuries.

One great sidebar story is that Kip Shannon has
literally seen it all. Kip is 101 years young, and she has
worked at the Lake Robbins Ballroom for 78 years. Shes
the gal who still takes money at the front window and issues a ticket for the dance that night.

In the swing era, Lake Robbins featured many
of the Big Bands including Benny Goodman, Tommy
Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, and Rudee Vallee. Later, the
Jane Russell Band performed for the 50th anniversary at
Lake Robbins.

In 1959, Bobby Vee performed and one of his
big hits at the time was Devil or Angel. A few years later,
Pat Boone performed his hits at Lake Robbins. Things
are still hopping at Lake Robbins. On Nov. 6 the band
Route 66 performed and about 175 were there. The dance
floor, by the way, is huge and has a 3/4 inch maple sufacing. This band was country and about 30 people from
Miss Kittys in Clive were there.

If there is a fountain of youth, perhaps it is at
Lake Robbins. Or perhaps it is the dancing that keeps everyone young. Pat and Bud Sternquist, Boone, are dance
instructors at Lake Robbins. Pat and Bud are in their seventies and they teach dancing six days/nights a week. On
the seventh night of the week Bud and Pat go dancing!
Incidentally, Bud retired from his day job within this past
year.

On every Sunday there is ballrooom dancing at
Lake Robbins with the Al Welsh orchestra, or some other
vintage group, performing. And on Sunday afternoons,
Bud and Pat teach dancing. Their upcoming schedule
reads like this: Nov. 15, swing; Nov. 22, rumba; Nov. 29,
cha-cha; and Dec. 6, tango. Basic I, 3-4 p.m. is $5 per
lesson; Basic II, 4-5 p.m. So one can get a beginners and
advanced lesson in one afternoon. The foxtrot and waltz
lessons have been given this year, but all those dance lessons will be repeated in the early part of 2010.

Bud and Pat, when prodded, will show their
tremendous dancing abilities. They are great at all the
ballroom dances, but their waltzes together are magical.
In instruction, both are good communicators and very
patient. In Boone, they do offer one on one instruction,
which involves the two of them with one couple, or the
two of them with two couples. That works quite well for
that one-hour time period.

Bud and Pat, by the way, have given dance instruction at Jefferson, Fort Dodge, Boone, Ames, and
Lake Robbins. Many ISU dance classes travel to Lake
Robbins to get some extra practice.

At Lake Robbins Ballroom the original showbill of that first Armistice Dance is on display, along
with so much other historical memorabilia. Its a step
back into time, and yet that magical time still lives. There
are still swing dances on Saturday nights, and ballroom
dances are on Sundays. And there are other special events
too.

The swing era is over, and the folks at Lake
Robbins didnt listen. Their music and dancing, continues to entertain people. And when the college kids at ISU
jitterburg all night long, one realizes that the traditions
will continue to thrive.

Remember...

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Amber Sorenson, 27

Amber Marie (Kraft) Sorenson, 27, of Boxholm,
Iowa, and formerly of Rockwell City, passed away at her
home on Sunday, January 17, 2016, as the result of a
house fire.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Southeast Valley Middle School in
Burnside. For online obituaries and condolences please
visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Amber Marie Kraft was born on January 29, 1988,
in Lake City, Iowa, the daughter of Danny and Jean (Roese) Kraft. She graduated with the Rockwell City High

School class of 2006.


On March 8, 2010, Amber was united in marriage
to John Troy Sorenson in Rockwell City. They were
blessed with three beautiful children: Riley, Autumn, and
Brayden.
The Sorensons lived in Rockwell City for a short
time, prior to moving to Boxholm. Amber was currently
employed at the Louis Dreyfuss Ethanol Plant in Grand
Junction.
Amber belonged to the Rockwell City United Methodist Church. Growing up she was on theDive Team at
Rockwell City High. Ambers children and her husband,
John, were her #1 hobby. She enjoyed spending time with
family, 4H, and sports with the kids, especially soccer.
Amber, Riley, Autumn, and Brayden, loved all kinds
of music and enjoyed playing songs that the kids would
dance along to. Amber also got over being nervous about
preparing meals and was becoming an awesome cook.
She loved lilies and made sure hers would come up every spring. Amber loved socializing and always had her
phone at hand. As a family, the Sorensons enjoyed going together to the Boone County Fair every year, were
they had lambs to show.
Amber is survived by her husband, John Sorenson of
Boxholm, IA, formerly of Rockwell City; parents, Jean
Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and Danny Kraft (Kandie) of
Grand Junction, IA; sisters, Jennifer (Bob Staiert) Hicks
of Lake City, IA, and Melissa Moe Kraft, Chris Maguire and her children, Codi, Cassie, Emily, and Caleb of
Belleview, FL; grandparents, Dorothy Kraft of Rockwell
City, IA, and Charolette Roese of Pomeroy, IA; fatherin-law, Troy Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA; mother-inlaw, Shawna Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; brothers-in-law,
Chris Sorenson and Sam Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; and
nieces, Brianna Hicks and Gracie Mellencamp of Lake
City, IA.
Ambers children, Riley age 10, Autumn 6, and
Brayden 4, all passed away with her on January 17, 2016.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Vern
Kraft and Jim Roese, as well as her uncle, Bob Sage.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Riley, 10; Autumn, 6; and

Our Saviours Lutheran


Brayden, 4 Sorenson
Churchs schedule of

Riley, Autumn, and Brayden Sorenson, of
Boxholm,
Iowa, passed away with their mother, Amber
events for the week
Marie Sorenson, at their home on Sunday, January 17,

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Confirmation Class will
meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Thursday, Jan. 28 at 9:00 a.m. Dorcas/Lydia
Circle will meet in the Fireside Room. Mary/Martha Circle will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Chimes
Practice will begin at 6:00 p.m. GriefShare Class will
meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Choir Practice
will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Mens Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

Shared Blessings Food Pantry will be open from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 1 Bible Study with Don Doolittle
will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 Confirmation Class will
meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m.

2016, as the result of a house fire.


Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday,
January 23, 2016, at the Southeast Valley Middle School
in Burnside. For online obituaries and condolences please
visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Riley Alexyus Sorenson, age 10, was born on August
10, 2005, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was in the 4th grade
at Southeast Webster-Grand. Some of Rileys favorite
things included reading books, writing, and making sure
she sparkled when she dressed up. Riley loved her iPod,
soccer, and has been active in 4-H for several years.
Autumn Marie Sorenson, age 6, was born on November 1, 2009, in Lake City, Iowa. She attended kindergarten at Southeast Webster-Grand. Autumn liked soccer,
writing, drawing pictures, and anything to do with the
Disney movie Frozen. She recently became a 4-H junior.
Brayden Lyle Sorenson, age 4, was born on May 6,
2011, in Lake City, Iowa. Brayden loved Ninja Turtles
and his army dudes. He attended pre-kindergarten at
Southeast Webster-Grand.
Riley, Autumn, and Brayden all attended Southeast
Webster-Grand Elementary School in Dayton. They each
enjoyed music and dancing, spending time outdoors and
on the farm, and attending the Boone County Fair where
Riley and Autumn showed lambs. They loved their dog
Bear, riding bikes, watching SpongeBob Squarepants,
and making snowmen, which would sometimes turn into
an all day project! They were happy, loving individuals.
The Sorenson family enjoyed swimming, camping,
attending and participating in the Boone County Fair, and
most of all being with family.
Riley, Autumn, and Brayden are survived by their
father, John Troy Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; grandparents, Troy Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA, Shawna Sorenson of Boxholm, IA, Jean Kraft of Rockwell City, IA,
and Danny Kraft (Kandie) of Grand Junction, IA; great
grandparents, Dorothy Kraft of Rockwell City, IA, and
Charolette Roese of Pomeroy, IA, and Bonnie & Larry
Sorenson of Pilot Mound, IA; aunts, Jennifer (Bob Staiert) Hicks of Lake City, IA, and Melissa Moe Kraft,
Chris Maguire and her children, Codi, Cassie, Emily, and
Caleb of Belleview,FL; uncles, Chris Sorenson and Sam
Sorenson of Boxholm, IA; and cousins, Brianna Hicks
and Gracie Mellencamp of Lake City, IA.
They were preceded in death by great grandfathers,
Vern Kraft and Jim Roese, and great Uncle, Bob Sage.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

THE GOWRIE NEWS

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that fixing a good meal at the end of the day is just more
work than it is worth.

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class help you out! Casserole Cafe is here to help with all
your meal needs.

The class has created nine different main dishes
and four different desserts. All you need to do is add a
fbread or side to your meal and you have a complete culirnary delight ready for your family.
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available on the school website or you can call the school
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Roger Kopecky, Carmen Vosberg
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Logan Taylor
Brian Reese
Jenny Conrad, Kim Martin
Anniversaries
Denny and Judy McKenney.

Down Memory Lane


B Y

S A R A

Jan. 27, 2016

D O W N S

Flying on the roads and in the sky...



One of my e-mail buddies sends me some cutie
items, unusual but interesting tidbits. I saved one of them
a little while ago and now have lost it but I paraphrase. It
said that when we have a memory from way back that
we are not remembering back to the actual time of its
initiation but only to the last time we remembered it.

Well, folks, I am sorry but I am not buying that
100%. I know that many of us remember significant
things over and over again and then there are things that
are buried so deep its a wonder we ever bring them back
again. Not long ago one came back to me. I believe it
was when someone won one of todays mini cars on a
game show. It took me to my early youth (around five or
six - yes, I do remember things back that far). We were
living in
St. Charles at the time on the main street but near the
very east end on a corner across from the Presbyterian
Church. The 1930s streets in small towns were not
paved and in Madison County they were rocked rather
than graveled as that county has been known for its rock
quarries. You can imagine the white dust traffic could
kick up. In fact, when I see a vehicle here in Des Moines
covered with a heavy white film, if I can read it, I check
for Madison County license plates.

There was a young man in the town who owned
one of those little British mini-cars, a rarity in this country let alone in a little down in the hills of a Southern
Iowa town. I think it may have been an Austin, a little
vehicle resembling a BOXLIKE miniature later 1920s/
early 1930s Chevy and others of the era. I learned later
this young man was known as a wild kid back then.
My mom had ceased letting me play out on the sidewalks
that bordered our property on two sides of our corner lot
and I had to play close to the house or on the side yard
away from the corner. It was because this fellow would
go a few blocks to the west up around the business district and come racing to the east and as he approached our
corner would slam the brakes and steer it so that it made
a complete turn around, stirring up a cloud of white dust.
He never upset in all the times I saw him do it. There, of
course, was no on duty law enforcement and apparently
no one made any claims to the sheriff or maybe they
did. He either was told to stop or else the fun had gone
out of it for him.

Back in the 1930s and 40s, small town and rural area kids didnt have their own vehicles and would
never have thought of doing anything like that on the
rare and special occasions they were privileged to use the
family car or pick up. However the farm kids got to drive
the tractors a lot. And another thing that was a rarity
for young people in a rural setting (and probably the cities too) was a motorcycle. There was one person in the
vicinity who did get to have one of those two wheeled
noise makers those dangerous vehicles that surely were
not too safe on the country graveled roads. That was
Earl Strand. The Strands lived north and a bit west of
Boxholm in Webster County. People talked about him,
about his parents spoiling him and his reckless abandon. I dont recall if he had any problems, wrecks and
the like. But the motorcycle wasnt the only thing Earl
had in out of the ordinary transportation. He had learned
to fly and had his own plane! I was never close to it on
the ground but believe it was a small two passenger one.
He flew around the area and from our place on the farm
could see the plane quite low as he landed in a pasture on
his parents farm slightly to the northeast of us. People
talked about Earl and tsked, tsked but behind all that I
would imagine that there were young folks and his peers
who were a bit envious.

In todays world the rural areas and urban ones
are not that far apart, in miles or life styles and it is not
unusual to see motorcycles all around town streets and on
highways. I have a son who has owned motorcycles since
he was 16 and has had no serious accidents that this
mother is aware of. That first cycle, a Honda, was hotwired and stolen out of our driveway. It was later found
in a deep ditch a couple counties away, along with some
abandoned camping equipment. It had been the weekend
of the wild Wadena Rock Festival (1970), copied after
the infamous Woodstock Music Festival (1969). Because
of the camping gear we surmised the bike may have been
used as transportation to that event. He finally got his
dream bike, a Harley when well into his 50s. While
I did ride with him on the Honda, I have not gotten the
courage to hop on the Harley.

Another e-mail tidbit recently received from my
source stated, I have a brain like the Bermuda Triangle.
Information goes in, never to be found again. Thats
not entirely true. It just comes out in pieces and like an
old jigsaw puzzle sometimes a piece or two is missing
or the found ones dont fit together perfectly now. But
thats how it is and I hope you enjoy reading them even
if they may be a bit fact, a bit fiction and perhaps even

a bit imaginative or erroneous. I encourage everyone to


store their memories well and be prepared in fifty, sixty,
seventy years or so to dig em out and share with your
new generations.

Heartland Bank
launches identity
Protection Services
IDT911...


Customers will have access to proactive identity
management support and will be alerted to fraudulent use
of financial information, medical records, Social Security
Numbers, and other personal details

Heartland Bank announces an expanded partnership with IDT911 to offer customers FraudScout credit and fraud monitoring. A partner since 2011, Heartland
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them of any fraudulent activity, helping to avoid further
identity and reputation damage. If fraud is detected, members are comforted knowing they have 24/7 access to fraud
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Customers also have access to LifeStages Identity Management Services for proactive identity and reputation management, education, and resolution services.
The service will be made available to customers in different bundle options.

FraudScout monitors a full-range of credit and
non-credit information thats used to commit fraud. It
scours public and private databases, social media channels, and the Internets black market for the presence and
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FraudScout detects potentially unscrupulous activity, consumers receive an alert followed by access to around-theclock full resolution support from IDT911 experienced
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Lifes greatest moments and eventshaving
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than just detection and reactive monitoring, LifeStages
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Class 2A football District


for next two years

The Class 2A football district #7 have been set
for the next two years. The district includes: Clarinda; East
Sac County; Kuemper Catholic, Carroll; Red Oak; Shenandoah; South Central Calhoun; Southeast Valley, Gowrie
and Underwood.

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Southwest Webster
Ambulance directors
position is changed
Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Passes from Terry Towne


to Mike Tempel...

The Southwest Webster Ambulance board and
crew are excited to announce a passing of the directors
position from Terry Towne to Mike Tempel.

Terry has been the director since July, 2009 and
an EMT on the service for 20 years. She will continue to
stay active with the service.

Mike has been on this service for 8 years and has
3 years prior service before moving to Gowrie.

Mike has been instrumental in developing a reporting system that is unique to this service. This allows
better documentation for our service, the hospital that we
pass our patients to and ultimately better care for the patient.

Mike lives in Gowrie with his wife, Sara, and
two children. Mike is also the Safety Manager for Koch
Fertilizer.

The service has an average of 165 calls per year
and covers the towns of Gowrie, Callender, and Harcourt.

As of February, 2015, the service has also started helping Dayton cover their district during the day due
to their shortage of daytime help.

Gowrie was awarded Volunteer Service of the
Year by Unity Point in 2015. The service has 12 active
members and are always looking for volunteers during
the day, night, or weekends.

Change to Southeast Valley


Basketball schedule
Thursday, Jan. 28...


The JVR Boys and JV boys will be playing East
Sac County @ 6:00 PM @ Sac City on Thursday, January
28th.

At this time the East Sac County Girls are short
on numbers and are unable to play the JV Girls game on
January 28th.

Tuesday, Feb. 2...


The JV Girl/Boy games with South Central
Calhoun have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February
2nd at 4:00 @ Rockwell City.

The JVR Boys game from Monday January
25th has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

It Pays to Advertise!

Keegan Goodwin, #5 for the Jaguars looks for an open teammate to cut to the basket. Pictures by Lynn Rittgers.

Jaguar boys prevail over Madrid 73-69;


Jags hot shooting nets 92-51 victory
10 straight wins, 11-2 record. . .

The SV Varsity Boys Basketball team routed
Sioux Central by the score of 92-52 on Friday, Jan. 15.

It was the ninth consecutive victory for the SV
Jaguars, raising their record to 10-2.

The game was never in doubt as the Jaguars
soared to a 54-23 halftime lead.

The Jags had an unbelievable shooting night as
they were 37 of 66 for an amazing 56% shooting percentage from the field. Equally impressive, the Jags were
eight of 20 from three range for 40%. And they were also
perfect from the line at 10-11.

When your team is shooting this good there
arent many rebounds. And yet the Jags dominated in
this category too with 33 boards.

It was a night when everything went right and
everyone played.

Conner Conrad had another good all-around
game with 20 points, 7 boards, 9 assists and four steals.

Cade King had 13 points, was; 3-5 from three
range, and a team leading five steals.

Keenan Ferry Dakota Jaeschke, Alex Pliner and
Conrad were all perfect at the line.

Other statistical leaders were Dakota Jaeschke,
14 points; Cade King, 13 points and 5 assists; Keegan
Goodwin, 12 points;

Kaleb Jondle, 10 points; Keenan Ferry, 5; Alex
Pliner, 5; Myles Davis, 4 points and 5 rebounds; Tommy
Lennon, 4 points; Nolan Johnson, 5 assists; Nolan Brand,
2 points; Logan Boerner, 1 point and 4 assists; and Ryan
Gustafson, 2 points.
Madrid

The Jaguar boys varsity team prevailed over

Madrid Monday night at Madrid, winning 73-69.



The Jaguars continued their winning streak and
their record is now 11-2.

Despite a game high 10 boards from Dakota
Jaeschke, the Jags managed only 24 total boards for the
game. But the Jaguars compensated by having an incredible 17 assists and 19 steals.

We found another way to win, said one fan.
We didnt do quite so well in some areas, but we made
up for it in other areas.

In addition to the assists and steals, the Jags
were 15-18 from the line. Conner Conrad was a perfect
10 of 10.

Point leaders were Conrad, 22; Cade King, 16;
Keegan Goodwin, 10; Dakota Jaeschke, 10; Myles Davis,
6; Logan Boerner, 7; and Nolan Johnson, 2.

Conner, Boerner, and Jaeschke each had four
assists. Conner had a game high eight steals, Jaeschke, 4;
and King, 3.

The Jags led by four at the half, were tied after
three, and then finished strong in the fourth quarter to win
the game.

It was a tough, physical game as starters Jaeschcke and Boerner had four fouls apiece. The team had
21 total fouls which is high for the Jaguars this season.

Jaguar boys romp


over MansonNW 91-48;
SV record now at 12-2
All 15 varsity members
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Dakota Jaeschke, #42 goes up strong and layed it
in for an easy two points for the Jaguars. Picture by Lynn
Rittgers.


The Southeast Valley Jaguar boys varsity team
romped over Manson Northwest Webster 91-48 at Manson Tuesday, Jan. 19.

It was the tenth consecutive win for the Jaguars
and their record is now 12-2.

The Jaguars started strong and maintained dominance throughout the game. The Jags had a 50-24 lead
at the half and continued to dominate in the second half.

The Jaguars had some good shooting once again
and combined that with a strong defense.

Some team statistics were impressive. The Jags
shot 37-66 from the field, 56%; 12-13 from the free
throw line; 39 total boards and 20 were offensive boards;
21 assists; and 16 steals.

Junior Dakota Jaeschke led the attack with 25
points on 10-15 shooting and was 5-5 from the line. He
led in boards with 11.

Conner Conrad also had 25 points and had a
team-high five assists and team high four steals.

Others with points were Cade King, 13; Nolan
Johnson, 8; Keegan Goodwin, 4; Logan Boerner, 8; Caleb
Jondle, 2; and Nolan Brand, 2.

Nolan Johnson, who had eight points, was 2-2
from three range, best on the team. Pliner and Boerner
each had four assists.

The other top rebound performers was starter
Alex Pliner, 9.

All 15 varsity team members played in the game
since they were so far ahead.

Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS


The Southeast Valley Dance Team performs during the half time of the varsity boys basketball game. Photo by
Lynn Rittgers.

Jaguar girls lose


to Manson Jan. 19

The Southeast Valley Jaguar girls varsity team
lost to MansonNW 64-39 Jan. 19 at Manson.

Manson led 34-18 at the half and it was never a
close game.

Josie Breitsprecher was the lone Jaguar in double figures for scoring with 12. She was 6-9 at the line.

Cassie Zinnel contributed nine points and was
2-3 from three range.

Erica Riitgers had seven rebounds to lead the
Jags in the category. As a team the Jaguars had 20 rebounds and six assists.

Aaliyah Scott scored six points and had six rebounds. Emma Graves scored four points and was 2-4
in shooting. Others scoring were Maddie Jaeschke, 1;
Kasey Lundberg, 2; and Erica Riitgers, 2.

Other recent game statistics have not yet been
posted.

all of the team managers for all of their help behind the
scenes.

The 7th grade team members were:
Sydney Carlson, Morgan Farnham, Chloe Hicks, Chyann
Hicks, Kaeli Berns, Cassy , Marlie Johnson, Rylie Nelson,
Rylee Murray, Kiersten Fisher, Haley Fraizer, Allison
Bethel, Brielle Haub, Lilly Williamson, Emily Hemmestad
Emily Jaeschke, Addie Correll, Jordan Dorsey, Mackinna Hood, Shaylin Carlson Manager, and Ally Anderson
Manager

The 8th Team team members were:

Lexi Morgan, Maggie Anderlik, Macie Willuweit
Viatris Scott, Haylee Kraft, Taegan Long, Jaidyn Rowley
Mackenzie Crampton, Delaney Conrad, Cassie Bergland
Haley Studyvin, Maddison Lundberg, Jaynie Ferrari, Jess
Shirbourn Manager, Avery Anderson Manager, and
Kylie Wieland Manager Coaches Bob Butrick and Lori
Ferrari.


Scott, Aaliyah SR comes up with the rebound Saturday evening against Green County in Jefferson. Photo by
Lynn Rittgers.


Mady Jaeschke, #10 for the Jaguars gets in offensive position and calls for the ball Tuesday evening against
Manson Northwest-Webster. Photo by Lynn Rittgers.

JH Girls Basketball
team wrap up season
A note of Jaguar pride...

dBy Coaches Butrick, Ferrari


The Southeast Valley Jaguar Basketball teams
nfinished up their seasons on January 22 in Burnside. It is
hard to find the words to describe this amazing group of
girls that busted their tales all year long. The 7th grade
eis a very talented group of ladies that improved through;out the season and is a very unselfish and team oriented
group with work in the off season the sky is the limit for
5this talented group of young ladies. The 7A finished
ewith a record of 8-2 with the B team finishing 0-2

The 8th grade is another amazing group that has
set the bar high for future JH teams with there work ethic
and toughness. These young ladies battled injuries this
nyear however they did not hang their heads and battled
bhard every game. This will be a very successful group
in high school not only in basketball but in any thing they
set out to accomplish.
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I would also like to thank all of the parents,
grandparents and fans that attended games this season,
ryour support is very much appreciated. I would also like
to thank my co coach Lori Ferrari for all of her hard work
etheir is not a better coach to work with. I would also like
to thank Mr. Stull and Mr. Fox and Beth and Dana and

Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

New Gowrie Fire Hall building


project progressses; $380,000 raised

Mail- In donations by the public. All of this has been


spent on the building project.

An estimate of $220,000 has been submitted to
the new Gowrie Fire Board Agency to complete the East
area of the building. Options for funding this portion of
the project is being investigated by the Firemen and the
Board.

In the spring grading is needed for parking and
driveway areas. Lawn areas will also need grading and
seeding. Maybe you could donate some time to work on
these projects?

Visit the Web Site at gowriefire.wix.com and
click on the Building Progress link to view many pictures
of the construction, and Yes the Department still needs
and is accepting donations for this Community Project.

Many local contractors involved. . .



The Morton Building portion of the Gowrie Fire
Department Fire Hall building project is completed and
paid for. The interior of the East Truck Bay area is completed with the exception of a few details.

The utility room in this area has been completed
with donated labor from Streit Construction and some
Gowrie Firemen. Woodruff Electric is still working to
complete details on the wiring and electrical components.

Olson Plumbing has the in-floor heat in the

truck bay running and is working to distribute running


water to all parts of the building. The cement has been
poured for the apron approach so the trucks can be parked
inside soon.

The West end Meeting room and Restroom
area is now insulated and warm enough to work on, even
though there is no heating unit for this area yet.

To date approximately $380,000 has been raised
through events by the Gowrie Firemen and generous

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The West end Meeting room and Restroom area
is now insulated and warm enough to work on, even though
there is no heating unit for this area yet.

Give a gift straight


from the heart this
February
donate blood...


This February, give the sweetest Valentine anyone could receive: the gift of life!

Giving blood with LifeServe Blood Center only
takes one hour, and each donation will go on to save the
lives of up to three local hospital patients.

Blood is the one gift that costs nothing to give,
and literally comes from the heart!

Blood is made for circulating, so spread the
love! LifeServe Blood Center invites you to give blood at
an upcoming blood drive.

Gowrie Community Blood Drive, Thursday,
Feb 4 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Gowrie Community
Center, 1206 Market Street.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online
at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903.

Jag boys defeat


Newell-Fonda!
Go Jags!!!


The Jag boys varsity basketball team is definitely for real. They won their 12th straight game
Friday night! Congrats Jags!

The Jaguars defeated Newell-Fonda. That
is quite a feat.

Its good to see the boys winning big scoring games and close games too. And they are doing
it in a variety of ways. They play good, sound fundamental basketball.

We hope the Jag boys keep improving.
Who knows what can happen.

The varsity girls have done well too.

Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Southeast Valley Jazz Band,


First Place...

The Southeast Valley Jazz Band is pictured competing at the Iowa Central Triton Jazz Festival on Friday,
Jan. 15. There were 7 bands in Class 2A and Southeast Valley finished in First Place!

Thursday, Jan 28

There are many ice fishing shacks at Moorland Pond in southern Webster County. Photo by Jeff
Heck.


A DNR official uses a net to place some trout
into Moorland Pond. Photo by Jeff Heck.

Prairie Valleys four


year old Preschool
accepting Registrations
Fall 2016...


DNR official attaches tile funnel to tank truck
filled with trout as the DNR stock trout at Moorland
Pond in Webster County Saturday, Jan. 23.


Prairie Valleys four year old Preschool Program
registration is underway right now. Your child must be
residents of Iowa and be four years of age on or before
September 15, 2016. Space is limited, so register as soon as
possible. To register please call (515) 467-5700 or email
petersons@prairievalley.k12.ia.us for more information.

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Gowrie United Methodist


Churchs weekly events

Wednesday, Jan. 27 Choir Practice will begin at
7:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29 Moms connection Group will
begin at 9:00 a.m. and Quilters will meet at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 Mens Group will meet at 8:45
a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 31 Womens Retreat Leader Training will meet at 11:45 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 01 Glory Bells will meet at 5:30
p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 02 Quietens will meet at 1:00
p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 03 a Church Council Meeting
will begin at 5:30 p.m. Choir Practice will begin at 7:00
p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 04 there will be a UMW Executive meeting at 1:30 p.m. and a UMW General meeting at
2:00 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 05 Moms Connection Group will
meet at 9:00 a.m. Quilters will meet at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 06 Mens Group will meet at
8:45 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 7 Soup-er Bowl Chili Cook Off
will take place at 11:30 a.m.

College Scholarships are offered from Gowrie
UMC each year to graduating high school senior. If you
have a senior graduating this year have them get the
scholarship form from the school counselor.

Marcalus benefit Sunday,


Jan. 31, at Dayton
Community Center
Dayton pharmacist
has breast cancer. . .


There will be a benefit for Carolyn Marcalus,
pharmacist at Family Pharmacy, Dayton, on Sunday, Jan.
31, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Dayton Community Center.

Carolyn, who has been the pharmacist at the
Family Pharmacy in Dayton for about 19 years, has
breast cancer and has taken treatment.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January
of last year. Carolyn had surgery in February and then
had radiation and chemotherapy.

She has had a second surgery in hopes that I
will remain cancer free she said.

Carolyn will continue to take medication for the
next 10 years. The medication is expensive.

The benefit Sunday will include food, a silent
auction, and live auction. There will be a free will donation.

Carolyns close friends organized the benefit
fundraiser to help with her medical expenses from her
battle with breast cancer this past year.

Carolyn has two children and resides in Madrid.
Her children attend day care here in Dayton.


Freshman Kyler Jondle advanced to the semi.s before losing to third ranked Jake Juhl of Independence and in his third place match he lost to 4th ranked Trevor Nelson of Solon. Photo by Emilea Lundberg.

Jaguar wrestlers survived grueling


Herb Irgens Invite
Two day twenty-seven teams...

By Coach Miller

Three Jaguars wrestlers survived the grueling
two day twenty-seven team Herb Irgens Invite wrestled at
Ida Grove Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23rd.
Freshman Kyler Jondle and Junior Kaelan Lundberg both
finished in fourth place, Jondle at 160 and Lundberg at
170. Sophomore Trey Lawrence placed fifth at 132. With
twenty seven teams competing wrestling action starts Friday afternoon at 4:30 and finals completing late Saturday
night.
This tournament definitely indicates where we are at
late in the season; our young inexperienced guys struggled at times and found out you cant make a mistake
in this tournament in the early rounds because if you do
your going to be sitting and watching Saturday. Hopefully, our young guys learned from this and will motivate
them to come back stronger next year and place. All three
place winners wrestled solid tournaments, placing in the
top five indicates your on the right track for the post season run.
At the end of the day, all three lost to rated wrestlers
from both Class 1A and 2A. Trey lost to 7th ranked Nick
Mangrich of Don Bosco in the conso. semis placing Trey
in the fifth place match where he beat a solid Spirit Lake

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Colton Klingson, 113 lbs, placed 5th at the Twin
Lakes Conference meet Saturday, Jan. 16. Photo by Lisa
Peterson.


182 lbs. Zeke Miller placed 4th for the Jaguars at the Twin Lakes Conference meet on Saturday,
Jan. 16. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

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Park wrestler 4-2. Kaelan lost twice to 9th ranked Noah


Bouse of Okoboji, once in the quarters and the other in
Kaelans third place match. Kyler advanced to the semi.s
before losing to third ranked Jake Juhl of Independence
and in his third place match he lost to 4th ranked Trevor
Nelson of Solon.
Team Scores

1. Independence - 214.0; 2. Don Bosco - 173.0;
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton - 155.0; 4. Sibley-Ocheyedan 145.5; 5. Pocahontas Area - 140.0; 6. Solon - 123.5; 7.
Carroll - 123.0; 8. Spirit Lake Park - 116.0; 9. West Lyon
- 104.0; 10. South Central Calhoun - 78.5; 11. Sioux
Center - 75.0; 12. OA-BCIG - 69.0; 13. GraettingerTerril/Ruthven-Ayrshire - 62.0; 14. Okoboji - 60.5; 15.
Southeast Valley - 48.0; 16. Lawton-Bronson - 44.5; 17.
Cherokee, Washington - 43.0; 17. Ridge View - 43.0;
19. Audubon - 40.0; 19. Woodbury Central - 40.0; 21.
Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton - 38.5; 22. Western Christian
- 34.0; 23. Woodbine - 25.0; 24. Akron-Westfield - 21.0;
25. Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn - 19.0; 26. KingsleyPiersen - 15.0.

Conference 1/16/2016


On Saturday, January 16th the young Jags traveled to Manson to participate in the Twin Lakes Conference Wrestling Tournament. The team showed their age
at time during the tournament starting fast but stumbling
near the end of the tournament finishing in sixth place in
the ten team field. The young Jags used a strong opening
round with big wins by freshmen 138 lbs. Carter Fluckiger, 152 lbs. Ivan Hudson, and 220 lbs. Xavier Nichols
and others advancing to the front side of the their brackets.

After the semi-final round, 170 lbs. Junior
Kaelan Lundberg was the lone finalist, eventually succumbing to West Bend Mallards Dalton Knobloch 7-4 in
a tough battle.

Lundbergs final match was a bit indicative of
how our final round went. Lundberg was up by one point
going into the third period but gave up some positioning mistakes that cost him the match. In the semis 132
lbs. Trey Lawrence and 160 lbs. also got caught on their
backs that cost them big time as they were trying to advance to the finals.

Other guys fell into the same rut as we tried to
finish the day on a strong note. stated Assistant Coach
Jackson Winkelbauer But on a positive note we have
everybody coming back next year with the exception of
Zeke so hopefully we can continue to climb the ladder to
someday compete for the Twin Lakes Conference Crown.

Jaguar individual placewinners: 106 lbs. Coledon Bethel 4th; 113 lbs Colton Klingson 5th; 120 lbs.
Evan McCrady 3rd; 126 lbs. Sam Hemmestad 6th; 132
lbs. Trey Lawrence 4th; 138 lbs. Carter Fluckiger 4th;
152 lbs. Ivan Hudson 6th; 160 lbs. Kyler Jondle 3rd; 170
lbs. Kaelan Lundberg 2nd; 182 lbs. Zeke Miller 4th; 220
lbs. Xavier Nichols 6th; 285 lbs. Matt Ross 5th.

Final Team Results: 1. Pocahontas Area 230.5,
2. Manson Northwest Webster 170.5, 3. GraettingerTerril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 149.5, 4. South Central Calhoun
143.5, 5. Alta-Aurelia 128.5, 6. Southeast Valley 120.0,
7. West Bend-Mallard 119.0, 8. Sioux Central 41.0, 9.
East Sac County 5.0

Jan. 27, 2016

THE GOWRIE NEWS

11

before solutions and programs can be implemented.


SMCH is looking for partners in these efforts to make
our communities healthy. More community action meetings will be forthcoming to create task forces to deal with
these issues. We will continue to ask for public input to
help in these efforts.

Proposed bill
makes it easier
for military voting
For absentee ballots. . .

-
Participants in the Community Engagement Open Forum held at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital broke into small groups to discuss community health challenges. Gary Nicholson, Jane Condon, Shelly
Schossow, Carol Collins, Glenda Gentry and Holly Espenhover discussed healthy behaviors and environments.

SMCH hosts Iowa Hospital and Employer


Community Engagement Open Forum
Over 50 individuals representing city, county, educational and health interests in Calhoun County met at Stewart
Memorial Community Hospital (SMCH) on January 6th
for Living and Working Well: Together - Iowa Hospital and Employer Community Engagement Open Forum.
Representatives from Calhoun County Public Health and
SMCH presented a webinar from Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) that discussed how health care is transitioning
from sick care to well care and what that means for individuals and employers.

Kirk Norris, President and CEO of IHA, described the social determinants of health as being physical environment, health care, health behaviors, and socio-economic factors like education, income and family
support being the largest factor in an individuals health.
He encouraged engagement at the community level in
striving for healthier outcomes.

Iowa Healthiest State Initiatives executive director, Jami Haberl, focused on the Initiatives five main
efforts: decreasing tobacco use, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, workplace well-being, lifelong learn-


The Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club will be
holding its annual Pony Express Dance, Saturday January 30th, at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites
in Fort Dodge.

All the proceeds will be given to Easter Seals of
Iowa, Camp Sunnyside. Easter Seals of Iowa enables the
handicapped the experience of the camp facility, fishing, boating, swimming, crafting, etc, for kids who would
not otherwise get the chance to attend a camp, like other
kids do. Camp Sunnysides mission is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities
or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. If
you have never had to opportunity to see the Camp, you
should, its very nice.

Pony Express Riders of Iowa will ride from all
corners of the state to Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines on
Easter Weekend. You will see them riding in our area on
Good Friday, we also do a donation stop at the 4 corners
on 169 & 175 that day. The final rally will be dances
held at Lake Robbins, Woodward, on that Friday and
Saturday night.

We will be featuring The Jay Clyde Band, an
awesome group of young local talented musicians. Come
and listen , you wont be disappointed! The doors open at
6:30 p.m. , with the band starting at 7:30 p.m. to midnight.
We always have great auction and raffle of all kinds. If
you would like to donate something, that would be great
too!

Admission for adults is $5. Kids 17 and under is
$3. Kids under the age of 17 must leave @ 10 p.m., due to
State of Iowa Law.

Come join the fun, lots of nice items donated,
a great band and a great cause! A sure cure for Cabin
Fever!

For information call 571-2832.

Jane Klingson
Chairman


Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced
his plans to remove two obstacles in the election process
that currently prevent some ballots cast by military voters
from being counted.

The most common reason that military ballots
are not counted is that they are not received by the time
of the county canvass. Secretary Pate proposes giving
our overseas military voters an extra 30 days to request,
receive, and return special absentee ballots. Current law
enables overseas military and other personnel to request a
special write-in ballot 90 days prior to an election. Pates
proposed law change would extend this to 120 days prior
to an election.

Another reason for not counting military voters ballots is that the auditors office doesnt receive an
absentee request for Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots,
which are made available by the federal government.
Secretary Pate also wants to remove this obstacle, which
requires elections officials to reject any Federal Write-In
Absentee Ballot (FWAB) that is sent in without a prior
request for an absentee ballot.
The current wording in Iowa Code creates a dead end for
military ballots, Secretary Pate said. It forces county
auditors to reject ballots that are otherwise complete and
valid.

Secretary Pate announced the initiatives during
a meeting of the Fifth District Iowa State Association of
County Auditors in Ottumwa on Friday.

ing, and increasing dental care. It provides online tools


for businesses, schools and communities to self-assess
the current state of well-being among its population, and
offers resources to fill in the gaps.

While the webinar presented health initiatives at
the state level, the main focus for the open forum was to
examine efforts at the local level. At the webinars conclusion, Jane Condon, public health director at Calhoun
County Public Health, detailed the results of the community needs assessment,
a survey that was distributed in 2015. The report
Form 631.1
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
that was generated from
BUDGET ESTIMATE
the results of the survey
FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2017
will help to provide guidance on resource needs
City of
Farnhamville
, Iowa
to address health priorities of those communities.
The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at
Council Chambers
She revealed that Calhoun
on
2/8/2016
at
6:30 P.M.
county ranks 77th in health
The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below.
outcomes in the state based
Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor,
on length and quality of
City Clerk, and at the Library.
life, according to www.
The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property . .
8.10000
countyhealthrankings.org.
The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is . . . .
0
The assessment helped deAt the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of,
termine Calhoun Countys
any part of the proposed budget.
top 5 health priorities:
515-544-3619
Emily Bendickson
chronic disease managephone number
City Clerk/Finance Officer's NAME
ment, excessive drinking
Budget FY
Re-est. FY
Actual FY
and smoking in teens and
2017
2016
2015
adults, single parent house(a)
(b)
(c)
holds, access to healthy
Revenues & Other Financing Sources
food, and access to health
Taxes Levied on Property
1
145,083
133,715
140,171
care.
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year
2
0
0
0

The purpose of
Net Current Property Taxes
3
145,083
133,715
140,171
the forum was to begin
Delinquent Property Taxes
4
0
0
0
collaborations
between
TIF Revenues
5
0
0
0
area businessess, governOther City Taxes
6
30,624
30,700
26,330
ment, schools, non-profit
Licenses & Permits
7
0
0
0
organizations and citizens
Use of Money and Property
8
4,000
4,000
959
Intergovernmental
9
199,635
188,000
207,556
in seeking ways to build
Charges for Services
10
773,500
742,000
704,256
healthy communities. ParSpecial Assessments
11
0
0
0
ticipants broke into small
Miscellaneous
12
0
0
33,983
groups for each of the priOther Financing Sources
13
0
0
64,915
orities and discussed key
Transfers In
14
0
0
0
issues. The groups were
Total Revenues and Other Sources
15
1,152,842
1,098,415
1,178,170
asked to create a goal
and to develop a strategy
Expenditures & Other Financing Uses
to achieve the goal. The
Public Safety
16
39,400
61,400
64,404
groups identified causes
Public Works
17
42,000
37,000
99,882
for the issues and services
Health and Social Services
18
2,100
3,000
1,935
that are current or still may
Culture and Recreation
19
24,500
23,000
21,427
be needed to address each
Community and Economic Development
20
152,000
152,000
0
General Government
21
164,500
159,650
200,449
issue.
Debt Service
22
0
0
25,000

Cindy Carstens,
Capital Projects
23
0
0
0
chief operating officer at
Total
Government
Activities
Expenditures
24
424,500
436,050
413,097
SMCH, concluded the disBusiness Type / Enterprises
25
605,000
581,000
916,060
cussion by saying, Much
Total ALL Expenditures
26
1,029,500
1,017,050
1,329,157
more discussion is needed

Farnhamville Budget Estimate

All advertising
needs to be
submitted by
Fridays @ Noon!!

Transfers Out

27

Total Expenditures/Transfers Out

28

1,029,500

1,017,050

1,329,157

Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over


(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out

29

123,342

81,365

-150,987

Beginning Fund Balance July 1

30

306,603

225,238

376,225

Ending Fund Balance June 30

31

429,945

306,603

225,238

12

Jan. 27, 2016

PV School Board...
continued from front page...
tions.
Health insurance

Next, a financial update for the district was discussed, focused on the increased costs for the district to
provide health insurance in the wake of the Affordable
Care Act.

The Southeast Webster School District is in the
process of renewing its insurance coverage, though the
Prairie Valley School District will not officially take up
this matter until a renewal date in April. The Southeast
Webster Grand District is projected to see an 8.5% increase in costs to provide health insurance to the districts
employees, while the Prairie Valley School District is expected to see a 5% increase.

The PV School District hopes they accommodate an additional cost of $36,000, but notes if every eligible employee of the district opted for health insurance,
the district would need to secure $85,000 of additional
funds. A loss of 16 students from the PV district has led
to a loss of $190,000 in state aid; however, the district has
been awarded an additional $30,000 in state aid.

The net loss for the district is $160,000. It was
reported the loss in enrollment at Southeast Webster
Grand was even more than for the PV School District.
My guess is that theyll make cuts this year, said board
secretary Willardson. They havent made cuts in the last
couple years.
Early retirement,
water quality measure

Discussion turned to the issue of early retirement. Willardson, announced that two teachers may retire this year, though only one has filed paperwork. The
deadline to file for retirement is February 15th.

Discussion moved to a potential extension of
the sunset for building improvement projects in Iowas
school districts. Currently many districts are needing to
consider bond referendums because current Iowa law requires many of these projects to be completed by 2029.

Willardson notes that our district may not have
a guaranteed revenue source to pay off the loan in full by
2029. However, Terry Branstad, governor of Iowa, has
offered to extend the sunset to 2049 in exchange for approval of the water quality standard measure. Additionally, he suggests a 2.45% growth in state supplemental
income for school districts. Willardson commented this
is a great offer especially for rural schools.

THE GOWRIE NEWS

Unruly crowd in 1894 results in


Town Marshal murder in Dayton

We are indebted to Will E. Durrell, of Ames,
Iowa, for this article, about the riot in town, in 1894. He
so kindly sent it to us, after mentioning it in the Review.

Several have told about the riot, so we had a
small account, but the following detailed paper clipping
will reveal the full story - a real Western Tale!

Bill Powers and Bill Umsted were eye witnesses
to the scene. They told of the dance as being the Firemans Ball on New Years Eve.

Bill Umsted stood a safe distance across the
street, behind a large cottonwood tree, while the fighting
was going on in the hall. Later, he and Will Burnett, cautiously ventured over to the restaurant.

Bill Umsted told of a trap door in the floor of the
restaurant, were the fellows and girls took refuge during
the shooting.

After the fellows had been jailed, townsmen paraded the streets all night, with guns guarding the jail.
Sam Burnquists father sold fence posts in his business,
and he donated a goodly supply to build a fire in the street
to keep the men warm, while guarding the prisoners.

In the morning, the prisoners were hustled off,
under heavy guard, to the M. and St. L. train, which took
them to Fort Dodge to await trial.

The group taken to jail according to information
given this paper, included the following: B. Brady, A. Winters, D. Winters, W. Phipps, H. Barber,
and H. Hamilton, plus others who were later dismissed
for lack of evidence.

The following is from a clipping taken from the
Review early in January, 1894.

The dance that was held at Burnquists hall New
Years night progressed quietly until just before supper
when a commotion was heard in the north end of the
hall. A. Winters had got to talking loud about a hat. John
Gustafson tried to quiet him but the talking was only the
signal for the cleaning out of the hall, before determined
upon by these Boone county hoodlums. In a moment
chairs were flying and women were screaming and there
was a general rush to get out of the hall.

Gustafson fought them bravely and at one time
had two of them down when a third hit him over the head
with a chair and knocked him down. Gustafson was beaten until he had to be dragged out of the hall. After getting
possession of the hall the miscreants proceeded to make
it a complete wreck and for fifteen minutes the noise of
smashing chairs and breaking glass as the chairs were
thrown through the large two sash windows was terrific.

There were a few spectators on the stage who
saw the whole performance but did not dare to come to
the help of Gustafson.

After accomplishing the work they went to Dayton for supper.


By this time the citizens were aroused and came
upon the scene to the help of Marshal Larson, who was
trying to arrest one of the ring leaders in the restaurant.

Frank Dowd, the picture of a cowboy and armed
to the teeth, came in and told the one who was arguing
with, Paris Winters, to throw up his hands. Instead of
complying he put one hand behind him and got Franks
revolver on his head with such force that he came to the
floor. A second time he made an offensive movement and
a second time felt the weight of the revolver. He then surrendered and was turned over to the marshal.

At this moment Frank discovered Dave Winters,
a brother of Paris coming with a knife and threatening fire
vengeance. Frank seized him by the arm and again the
revolver came down and the man with it. The hand that
held the knife got the right of Franks big boot and the
knife flew from it and was taken care of.

While looking after him Paris was heard to say
give me that gun and I will clear the room. He then
grabbed the gun from the marshal and Frank heard a shot
behind him and turning around he found that Paris had
shot the marshal and stood threatening him with the gun.
Another grab and Frank had the gun and again Franks
revolver as a club descended and this time Paris had
enough. Dave however was up and coming and had to
test the weight of the revolver before he discovered he
was not in it. The whole crowd then submitted to arrest
and were and were taken to the callaboose. There were
nine in all. Not all of them were engaged in the riot but all
had come in the crowd and were more or less drunk.

Marshal P. J. Larson was shot in the right hip by
his own gun in the hands of Paris Winters, the ball a 40
calibre, passing through him and lodging just under the
skin just below and to the left of the nave.

He was carried home and cared for by Dr.s
Mulliken and Coats. In the morning he was in a very bad
condition and made his anti mortem statement before M.
D. OConnell. In the evening a surgical operation was
performed by Dr.s Seymore, Mulliken and Coats. They
found eight bullet wounds in the intestines and so much
inflammation that there was no possible chance of his recovery. He died Wednesday morning at 1 oclock. Thus
was sacrificed as good a man and as pure a man as we had
in Dayton.

It was thought best to send the whole gang of
rioters to Fort Dodge for trial and Deputy Sheriff Gustafson came down in the afternoon and took them away. A

This gang has long terrorized the north end of
A
Boone county and the most if not all of them have figured P
in criminal suits there without number.
c

The only mistake Dowd made was that he did C
not furnish the town a couple of corpses instead of sub- R
jects to figure on Webster county court dockets.

Former Dayton woman living her dream,


achieves five star rating in day care

CHURCH

Worship Schedule

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN, FARNHAMVILLE


8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship
FIRST UNITED CHURCH, FARNHAMVILLE
9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship, Fellowhip Coffee Following
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

Mariah Strandberg Duszynski. . .


by MaryLou Strandberg

Mariah (Strandberg) Duszynski loves children
and it is evident by what she has chosen as her lifes work.
She started the Story Book in home daycare in Story City,
Iowa where she lives with her husband Rich and their 2
year old daughter Memphis.

For the past 5 years she has worked at various
daycares in Ft. Dodge, Ames and Plymouth, Wisc. She
recently put this message on her Facebook from the
moment I stepped into the daycare world 5 years ago I
knew that some day I wanted to work for a 5 star daycare.

When I switched from working at a daycare locally to having one in my home, I knew I was the only
one standing in my way. It has been very hard this past
year with many late nights and mind bending requirements to reach this level of 5 star. I knew a lot of planning and hard work was ahead of me. A 5 star rating is
the highest level in home daycares can achieves.

A few requirements to reach this level include
the following: Under Health & Safety regulations she
had to learn how to help a child that might be having an
asthma attack. She is qualified in CPR and First Aid.
Her home must be child proof with all outlets covered,
no poisonous cleaners, etc. under the sinks and no loose
coins laying around or in drawers as a child can choke on
things like this. One other requirement is that the childrens art work must be displayed at their eye level.

She was required to write a 20 page emergency
plan for each of the following categories flood, fire,
tornado and a stranger knocking at the door. In the event
of a tornado, her plan is to take the children to the basement. In doing this, she is also required to have enough
food for 3 days in the event they were trapped down there
following the storm.

Officials from the State of Iowa can inspect her

daycare with prior notice and will look at what is being


served for lunch, which must include fruit, vegetable,
protein and milk.

Licensed in home daycares are ones that have
5 or more children and must be registered with the State
of Iowa. She recently started a special Face Book page
about her daycare that only the parents of the children can
log on to. She puts pictures of what the children are doing that day. She also holds conferences every 6 months
with the parents.

Of the approximately 3,200 registered in home
daycares in Iowa, Mariah is only the 19th person to
achieve this 5 star level. It took 400 hours of schooling to
prepare her for running a daycare.

She also added an additional 20 hours on top of
what the State of Iowa requires. She is licensed to have
up to 12 children. At the present time she has 9 children
ranging in age from 6 months to 7 years of age.

To reach her dream of becoming a 5 star, she
has been planning and going to school for the past year.
She holds a Bachelors degree in business management
and a credential in child development. Just about a week
ago, she received the news that she had passed her final step and she now proudly operates a 5 star in home
daycare. Her in home daycare is the only 5 star in home
daycare in Boone & Story Counties.

As her Grandmother, to say that I am proud of
her doesnt begin to describe my feelings. I know she is
very excited and happy to have reached this level, and she
is truly enjoying living her dream each day!

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gnews@wccta.net ~

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THE GOWRIE NEWS

13

Your Local
BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Iowa farmland values drop slightly in 2015


Lower commodity prices cited. . .

While cropland values generally held steady or
showed slight declines in the last half of 2015, farmland
prices overall ended lower for the year in Iowa, eastern
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. This
marks the second consecutive year that lower commodity
prices have put downward pressure on farmland values.

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) and Frontier Farm Credit compile thousands of farm
real estate transactions and monitor 71 benchmark farms
twice a year to provide the most comprehensive data on
farmland values in the five-state region. The most recent
update to the long-running farmland study is based on
data from July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

The significant decline in farmland prices anticipated by some forecasters since the markets 2013 peak
has not fully developed, with the fall in commodity prices
outpacing reductions to farmland values. But the impact
of lower profit margins is reflected in adjustments to the
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WEBSTER CO.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Regular Meeting
January 12, 2016

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

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve minutes of the
January 5, 2016 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on file
the following Drainage Repairs: D.D.#69 Branch 1 and 2; and D.D.#359.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve salary step
increase for Brad McIntyre, Assistant County Attorney to $64,000.00
effective December 22, 2015, per County Attorneys Office Salary
Schedule. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve salary step
increase for Hans Becker, Assistant County Attorney to $63,000.00
effective January 14, 2016, per County Attorneys Office Salary Schedule.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place
on file Construction Permit Application (Manure Management Plan) for
Rodewald #1 in Section 7, Cedar Township, Calhoun County. (Copy on file
in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to receive and place on file
County Recorders Report of Fees Collected for period ending December
31, 2015. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on
file Sheriffs Report of Fees Collected for period ending December 31,
2015. (Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to accept proposal for
installation of microphones in Law Enforcement Center Courtrooms #1
and #2 submitted by Kolacia Construction, Inc. in the amount of $3,105.15.
Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve Travel
Authorization Request from Allisson Hauser to attend Therap National
Conference in Portland, Oregon where she will be participating as a trainer
and a recipient of the training. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from MidAmerican Energy to realign overhead electric
lines along the south side of 300th Street in Section 16, Township 87 North,
Range 29 West; Clay Township; due to completion of bridge replacement
project over Lateral Two of Drainage District #5. (Copy on file in Engineers
office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on
file resignation of Danny Hammersland, Sign Technician in the Secondary
Road Department, effective April 29, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
County Engineer to fill vacancy in Secondary Road Department due to
resignation of Danny Hammersland. Motion carried unanimously.

Bill Kent from Fort Dodge Community School Board discussed the
Districts upcoming election.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to allow claims. Motion
carried unanimously.

At 11:00a.m. Public Hearing/Bid Letting on Cleanout and Repairs
to Drainage District #48 was held. For further particulars see Drainage
Record Book.

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

s/Mark Campbell
Chairman Board of Supervisors
Regular Meeting
January 19, 2016


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

At 9:00a.m. the Board of Supervisors canvassed the votes from
Drainage District #96 Trustee Election held January 16, 2016. Moved by
Fletcher, seconded by Leffler to approve the following: Ted Fiala received
three (3) votes; scattering zero (0) votes; Ted Fiala duly elected Trustee of
Drainage District #96 Trustee District #1. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve minutes of the
January 12, 2016 regular meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Dale Struecker, Chairman of Compensation Board presented the
following elected officials fiscal year 2016-2017 salary recommendations:
Supervisors - $36,593; Chairman $36,638; Sheriff $85,731; Auditor
$64,821; Treasurer $64,821; Recorder $64,821; Attorney $101,512. No
action taken.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Lease Agreement with Access Systems for copier in Recorders office.
(Copy on file in Auditors office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to approve request from
Kevin M. Black, President of Heartland Bank to purchase Tax Certificate
Number P150013, (Lot 7, Block 3, Lynds Addition to Gowrie, Webster
County, Iowa) for $100.00; to allow for potential expansion of the bank.
Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
the Chair to sign Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Courtroom
Remodel Project at the Law Enforcement Center. (Copy on file in Auditors
office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to receive and place on
file resignation of David Fisher as Sumner Township Trustee, effective
January 1, 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Dencklau, seconded by Leffler to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Frontier Communications to directional bore
50 pair fiber optic cable near 2761 200th Street in Section 13, Township
89 North, Range 28 West; Cooper Township. (Copy on file in Engineers
office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Leffler, seconded by Fletcher to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Frontier Communications to plow 12 pair fiber
optic cable along south side of 140th Street and west of Highway 169 in
Section 26, Township 90 North, Range 29 West; Deer Creek Township;
subject to a Drainage Agreement being signed for Drainage District #360.
(Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried unanimously.

Moved by Fletcher, seconded by Dencklau to approve and authorize
Chair to sign permit from Fontier Communications to plow and directional
bore 12 pair fiber optic cable along west side of Madison Avenue near
1650 Madison Avenue in Section 1, Township 89 North, Range 29 West;
Douglas Township. (Copy on file in Engineers office). Motion carried
unanimously.

Kari Prescott, Public Health Director reported on the Family
Foundations Home Visitation Program receiving Iowa Family Support
Credential.

Mickie Shuben discussed the Iowa Partnership for Success Program
and a Social Host Ordinance. No action taken.

Robert Zabel with the Webster County Agricultural Association (Fair
Board) presented an update/review to the Board of Supervisors and
acknowledged their support of the Fair Board. No action taken.

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

s/Mark Campbell
Chairman Board of Supervisors

Webster County Claims Register Report for 01-12-2016



ABC LEGAL SERVICES INC
serve papers
ACCESS SYSTEMS LEASING copier lease
ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC
equipment
AHLERS & COONEY PC
urban renewal
ALLIANCE CONNECT LLC
phone service
ANDERSON, KATHERINE
mileage
ANDERSON, MINDY
cell phone reimbursement
ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY
wiper blades
BIRDSELL, TAMARA
mileage
BLACK HILLS ENERGY
UTILITIES
BLUE RIBBON PELHAM WATERS, SHED SUPPLIES
BLUETARP FINANCIAL INC
PARTS
CALHOUN COUNTY ECA
LIGHTING
CASEY'S GENERAL STORES INC., UNLEADED
CASTOR CONSTRUCTION
plowing
CENTER FOR DISEASE DETECTION, test fee
CENTRAL IA JUVENILE DET CENTER, medical services
CENTURY LINK
extended warranty
CHOICE PRINTING INC
paper
CITY OF FORT DODGE, care of graves/oakland cemetary
COCHRANE, TONI ZEHR
wages
COLE, DR DAN
medical examiner expense
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER voucher program
DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVIC, services
DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF
service fees

85.00
936.33
256.87
3,004.50
2,279.87
386.40
25.00
31.38
185.65
1,165.64
15.00
247.77
9.75
2,737.34
3,460.00
32.00
3,329.00
7,500.00
29.00
8,777.00
3,103.75
200.00
60.00
39.67
34.95

DANIEL TIRE COMPANY


SERVICES
1,620.99
DAYTON LUMBER COMPANY SUPPLIES
33.00
DAYTON REVIEW
legal/wages
943.26
DAYTON, TOWN OF
utilities
200.22
DE LAGE LANDEN
copier lease
142.73
DEARBORN NATIONAL
life insurance
569.92
DELUXE checks 151.47
DOOLITTLE OIL CO INC
STOCK
1,600.95
DOUBLE M SIGNS
door decals
75.00
EDMAN, ALISHA
mileage
69.30
ELDORA PHARMACY, PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES
284.79
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING GPS EQUIPMENT
24,940.11
FASTENAL COMPANY
STOCK
25.04
FORCE AMERICA INC
STOCK
850.65
FORT DODGE FORD INC
oil changes
48.88
FORT DODGE WATER DEPT
water
133.49
FREEMAN, SUSAN
wages
1,160.34
FRONTIER
phone service
947.69
GARCIA, SAMANTHA
interpreter fees
371.80
GARGANO, MARK
medical examiner expense
200.00
GEHLHAUSEN, DAWN
mileage
56.70
GOLDFIELD COMM SERVICES CORP., internet charges
39.95
GOWRIE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES UTILITLES
296.10
GOWRIE NEWS
legal/wages
644.36
GRAY SANITATION
garbage
44.00
GREATER FORT DODGE GROWTH ALLI, registration
25,020.00
GRELL, MELISSA
mileage
162.03
GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., funeral services
356.22
HALFWASSEN, ANGIE
phone
25.00
HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF serve papers
89.00
HANNA, LAURA
mileage
332.85
HEITRITTER, TRACEY
services
940.65
HEPP, BLAINE
contracted wages
2,654.31
HISTORIC BRUCE FUNERAL HOME, funeral services
1,600.00
HOUSEHOLDER, ELIZABETH phone
25.00
HOWELL, HALEY
mileage
130.53
HOWELL, JULIE A
mileage
135.98
HUGGHINS, CATHY
wages
900.00
IAAO
membership 190.00
IDOT
SIGN
679.55
INFO DOG SECURITY LLC
shredding
41.95
INSURANCE FINANCE CORP insurance
18.89
IOWA COUNTY RECORDERS ASSC

2016 research & education dues
200.00
IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACA jail school
750.00
IOWA PRISON INDUSTRIES
SIGNS
644.80
IOWA PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC conference
155.00
IP PATHWAYS, software maintenance contracts
10,000.00
J & K MARKETING, JACK BRADLEY, contracted wages
250.00
JIM'S SERVICE INC
fuel
68.75
JOHNSON CONTROLS INC., CONTRACTED SERVICES 240,059.00
JONES, REBECCA
mileage
165.90
JOSTEN, KATHLEEN A
cell phone
25.00
KAVANAUGH, LINDSAY
mileage
69.63
KERWIN, LINDA
mileage
223.45
KIMBALL MIDWEST
STOCK
290.03
KITTLESON, VALERIE
mileage
302.40
KNAPP, CAROL
wages
85.75
KONICA MINOLTA PREMIER
copier lease
506.78
KRAFT, STACY
mileage
248.65
LEHIGH VALLEY COOP TELE UTILITES
220.34
LEHIGH, CITY OF
UTILITIES
156.99
LINCOLN, JANEL
wages
545.10
MARCO INC
copier lease
212.17
MARCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC copier lease
2,599.94
MARSHALL COUNTY SHERIFF serve papers
31.00
MATHESON TRI-GAS INC
WELD SUPPLIES
23.59
MCGILL, ANDREW L
cell phone
50.00
MEDIACOM cable
186.19
MENARDS - FORT DODGE
supplies
3.36
MICHAEL, BRETT
wages
807.62
MIDAMERICAN ENERGY
sirens
104.52
MIDWEST WHEEL CO
STOCK & PARTS
2,354.08
MILLER, JODY
transcript
10.00
NANNIGA, JOHN
rent
475.00
NAPA AUTO PARTS
STOCK
33.16
NAPA AUTO SUPPLY
STOCK & PARTS
315.44
NICHOLS, TRICIA
mileage
127.90
NUTRITION MATTERS INC
supplies
31.00
OFFICE ELEMENTS
office supplies
138.93
OFFICEMAX INC
office supplies
55.11
O'HALLORAN INTERNATIONAL INC., STOCK & PARTS
5,091.05
OLSON, STACI
medical examiner expense
100.00
O'REILLY AUTO PARTS
supplies
2,477.64
PEDERSON SANITATION
GARBAGE
88.00
PETTY CASH SHERIFF
postage & freight
42.72
POWERPLAN
STOCK & SERVICES
14,249.39
PRECISION DRAINAGE & EXVT. INC., TILE REPAIR
9,450.00
REGION V HAZMAT COMMISSION, 3rd quarter contribution fy15-16 9,503.25
RESERVE ACCOUNT
POSTAGE
1,835.99
ROGER'S TIRE SERVICE
TIRES & TIRE REPAIR
3,807.25
ROSADO, LEANN
travel expenses
263.04
ROSALEZ LOCK & KEY
OFFICE SUPPLIES
26.00
ROYAL PROPERTIES LLC
rent
1,400.00
RV HORIZONS INC
rent payments
240.00
SCHOON, KAREN L
cell phone
50.00
SECRETARY OF STATE
NOTARY RENEWAL
90.00
SERVICE MASTER BY RICE
service-courthouse
1,000.00
SHANKS, BETH
transcript
37.00
SHAW, MARTHA
mileage
518.70
SHEDA, JENNIFER
mileage
298.00
SHIMKAT MOTOR COMPANY
oil changes
69.60
SIBBITT, DANI
mileage
99.55
SMILEMAKERS INC
supplies
247.96
SOCIETY OF LAND SURVEYORS, CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 140.00
STAPLES ADVANTAGE
office supplies
49.99
STAR ENERGY LLC
FUEL
3,933.41
STOREY KENWORTHY
OFFICE SUPPLIES
168.81
STOREY KENWORTHY/MATT PARROTT, chairs
1,281.17
STRATFORD GRAVEL INC
GRANULAR MATERIALS
2,399.04
THE GARAGE DOOR COMPANY INC., REPAIR
519.20
TIMMERMAN, SUSAN
mileage
525.33
TOWN & COUNTRY VETERINARY CLIN, dog pound
157.50
TREASURER STATE OF IOWA conservation board expense 121.00
TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTE, medical records
20.70
TRUCK COUNTRY OF IOWA
STOCK & PARTS
1,895.06
UBBEN, COURTNEY
mileage
184.80
UNITED STATES CELLULAR
cell phone service
349.71
UNITY POINT HEALTH
cpr cards
3,024.00
UNITY POINT HEALTH
inmate medical
1,827.00
UNITYPOINT AT HOME FT DODGE, supplies
431.14
UPPER DES MOINES OPPORTUNITY, contracted services
55.00
UTLEY, LACEY
mileage
24.68
VERIZON WIRELESS
service
3,168.69
W & H COOP OIL COMPANY
FUEL
29,171.62
WALMART COMMUNITY
supplies
181.99
WALTERS SANITARY SERVICE INC., service
164.25
WEBSTER CALHOUN COOP TELE, TELEPHONE
440.86
WEBSTER CO TELECOMMUNICA, E-911
5,055.00
WEBSTER COUNTY SHERIFF serve papers
821.31
WELLS FARGO REMITANCE CENTER, SUPPLIES
1,690.43
WEX BANK
fuel for transporting
687.64
WOOLSTOCK MUTUAL TELEPHONE, computer services/internet 159.85
WRIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF
serve papers
66.75
WUEBKER, JENNIFER
mileage
76.45
ZOHO CORPORATION
software
833.00

CITY OF
CALLENDER
CITY OF CALLENDER SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MINUTES
January 19, 2016

The Callender City Council Meeting was called to order at 6:30
p.m. by Mayor Randy Hanson. Present: K. Jondle, N. Martens and D.
Lee. Absent J. Pommer. W. Martens joined the meeting at 7:35 p.m and
departed at 7:40 p.m.

Motion by K. Jondle, Second by D. Lee to open the public hearing
regarding Sewer Rate Increase; Minimum from $8.73 to $10.04 and over
2000 gallons from (.0040 x1000) $4.00 per thousand to (.0046x1000)
$4.60 per thousand gallons. Motion by N. Martens, Second by D. Lee to
close the public hearing. All Ayes MC

Motion by D. Lee, Second by N. Martens to approve the Agenda. All
Ayes. MC


Motion D. Lee to approve the agenda, second by K. Jondle. All Ayes.
MC

Attorney advised new motion to burn the elevator may supersede
prior motion and rescinding is not necessary. Prior council directive
remains at $17,500 however without stop loss up to $20,000.
Motion by K. Jondle and Second by N. Martens to approve 1st
reading Ordinance Amendment amending Sewer Rates. Minimum
from $8.73 to $10.04 and over 2000 gallons from $4.00 per thousand to
$4.60 per thousand. Roll Call. D. Lee, K Jondle, N. Martens. All Ayes. MC

Discussed contract for water/wastewater Superintendent.

Motion by Lee, Second by K. Jondle to finalize FY 15/16 Budget
Amendment and Publish Public Hearing Notice January 20, 2016 setting
Public Hearing 6:30 p.m. February 9, 2016 at the Community Center. All
Ayes. MC

Motion by D. Lee, Second by K. Jondle to finalize the FY 16/17
Budget and Publish Public Hearing Notice January 20, 2016 setting Public
Hearing 6:30 p.m. February 9, 2016 at the Community Center. All Ayes.
MC

Wanda Martens joined the meeting. Motion by N. Martens, Second by
K. Jondle to approve removal of tree /stump at the Park and Margaret Ave.
Roll Call. N. Martens, K. Jondle, W. Martens. Abstain: D. Lee. MC

CDBG Housing Grant submitted.

Discussed city hall building upgrade 8,640 (+ 700 insulation
already approved) in the FY 16/17 budget using EEG Funds.

Motion by N. Martens, Second by K. Jondle to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. All
Ayes. MC

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vice at 10:00 a.m.

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will meet at 4:00 p.m. Confirmation will begin at 7:00m

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NEW Cooperative, Inc is a member-owned cooperative with 34 operating locations in Iowa. In addition
to strong grain marketing and storage services,
NEW also offers quality feed, fertilizer, crop protection,
seed resources and fuel services with a professional staff
and superior facilities.

Further agronomic opportunities in soil mapping, site-specific field management and precision technology services are offered through their MAPS department. By remaining farmer focused and member driven,
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SMCH and McCrary
$2,000 Scholarships
Rost Clinic Welcome
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$2,000 scholarships to area students.

To qualify, the student must be a dependent of
a NEW Cooperative member or full-time employee, and
must be pursuing an agricultural college degree.

The scholarships are open to graduating high
school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores, and jusniors. Award recipients will be selected based on their
0academic achievements, leadership potential, and desire
to pursue a future career in agriculture.
Scholarship program descriptions and applica-
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sonline at www.newcoop.com. Applications must be sub0mitted by March 4, 2016.

Since 1993, NEW Cooperative has awarded approximately $250,000 to area students pursuing a future
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support with this years scholarship program.

For questions concerning the NEW Cooperative
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The providers and staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital and McCrary Rost Clinic are
pleased to welcome Dr. Margaret Vitiritto. Dr. Vitiritto
has always been fascinated with science and getting to
know people. She believes family medicine is about more
than taking care of the body; its about treating the whole
person and family.

An Iowa native, Dr. Vitiritto earned her bachelor degree from the University of Arizona in religious
studies and political science. She then earned her juris
doctor degree from Drake University School of Law. I
really enjoy writing and public speaking, so law seemed
like a good fit. She practiced law in Arizona, but she
was always interested in medicine. She pursued that degree, achieving her doctor of osteopathic medicine from
Des Moines University. She completed her residency at
Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Vitiritto has practiced medicine at Mercy
Clinics in Des Moines, enjoying the variety and challenge
that family medicine brings. Shes also worked at Mercy
Weight Loss and Nutrition Center, utilizing her
passion for bariatric medicine which is the branch of

Callender Budget Amendment

Margaret Vitiritto, D.O.

medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Ive worked with all ages from adolescents to geriatric patients to explore treatment options for
obesity. Shes excited to continue to provide that service
to her patients.

Dr. Vitiritto joins Dr. Adam Swisher, Kari
Swisher, ARNP-C, Tonja Petersen-Anderson, ARNPC, and Rochelle Guess, FNP-C at McCrary Rost Clinic,
Gowrie, and the medical providers in Lake City. I chose
SMCH because I want to be an active part of the community and to challenge myself professionally. My husband
and I are also excited to raise our daughter in a friendly
smaller town, she comments.

Dr. Vitiritto and her husband, Al, have a two
year old daughter, Anna. Al is a professor with a PhD
in anatomy and enjoys teaching. Together they love to
spend time with family, gardening, and traveling internationally, especially to Canada and England where they
can visit relatives.

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Callender Budget Estimate


Form 631.1

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


BUDGET ESTIMATE
FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2017

City of

, Iowa

CALLENDER

The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at
on

2/9/2016

at

Community Center 505 Thomas St

6:30 p.m.

The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below.
Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor,
City Clerk, and at the Library.
The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property . .
11.44134
The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is . . . .
3.00375
At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of,
any part of the proposed budget.
515-548-3859

Denita Lee-Luke

phone number

City Clerk/Finance Officer's NAME

Budget FY
2017
(a)
Revenues & Other Financing Sources
Taxes Levied on Property
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year
Net Current Property Taxes
Delinquent Property Taxes
TIF Revenues
Other City Taxes
Licenses & Permits
Use of Money and Property
Intergovernmental
Charges for Services
Special Assessments
Miscellaneous
Other Financing Sources
Transfers In
Total Revenues and Other Sources

Re-est. FY
2016
(b)

Actual FY
2015
(c)

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

82,463
0
82,463
0
0
45,769
100
9,484
56,065
544,266
0
26,710
0
71,740
836,597

75,739
0
75,739
0
0
47,000
100
9,485
54,410
437,071
0
34,621
0
18,615
677,041

107,345
0
107,345
0
0
54,049
0
8,442
46,929
452,454
0
15,370
0
156,609
841,198

Public Safety
Public Works
Health and Social Services
Culture and Recreation
Community and Economic Development
General Government
Debt Service
Capital Projects

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

20,625
153,611
1,450
59,129
0
51,953
0
8,000

21,612
129,518
2,060
62,834
0
63,622
0
60,505

21,879
56,562
1,615
50,465
0
48,166
146,866
5,565

Total Government Activities Expenditures


Business Type / Enterprises
Total ALL Expenditures

24
25
26

294,768
598,439
893,207

340,151
624,974
965,125

331,118
404,454
735,572

Expenditures & Other Financing Uses

Transfers Out

27

71,740

18,615

156,609

Total Expenditures/Transfers Out

28

964,947

983,740

892,181

Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over


(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out

29

-128,350

-306,699

-50,983

Beginning Fund Balance July 1

30

136,462

443,161

494,144

Ending Fund Balance June 30

31

8,112

136,462

443,161

16

Jan. 27, 2016

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PO Box 475
Gowrie, IA 50543

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