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Volume 8, Number 13 Thursday, March 31, 2011 75 cents per copy
Fathers and Daughters Dance the Night Away
Winter White Returns to What Cheer Miss Jen’s Dance School 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance was held this past Saturday, March 26th at
Thomas Hall at the What Cheer Fairgrounds. The dance was well-attended by the majority of Miss Jen’s
dance students and their fathers. A special thank you to Earl McKay, Melissa Thomas for providing the
Birds return from their winter homes, even the snowbirds are beginning to return. Mother Nature decided to flex
refreshments from Papa Murphy’s, Renee Fisher for her hard work, Dara Fisher, and Jan Dugger as well
her winter muscle one more time. Just a week after the official first day of spring, snow fell overnight and into the
morning covering What Cheer in another white, winter blanket. Approximately two inches fell on March 29 in the as a very special thank you to Connie Cooper for providing a picture memento for the participants.
area leaving anything that didn’t move white. This one day after nice weather and a no school day for TC brought
children and families out to play. With warmer weather forecasted for the remainder of the week, this may be the last
snowman opportunity but it is Iowa, so you just never know.
First Show at
The What Cheer Winds concert
band will present a concert, “Travel
the World With Music,” on Sunday,
April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the What
Cheer Opera House.
Conductor Gary Huxford has
chosen music from the United
Above: The first sign of spring is the robin and this one seems out of States, Italy, Germany and Ireland.
Alissa Bieschke, soprano, will per-
place in the snow. form Gershwin’s, “Embraceable
Below: A trike played with during yesterdays sunny weather, is now You” and will be joined by tenor,
covered in the fluffy snow. Rich Thorson, for “Amazing Grace”
and “God of Our Fathers.” Daddy’s girls were seen swinging and swaying in Thomas Hall with their fathers.
This is the 6th annual concert by
the 45-piece band in the historic op-
era house setting. They salute a per-
Dance Class Photos are all on page 10.
formance done by Sousa’s band in
the same venue 105 years ago. More from father/daughter dance on page 9.
The band first performed at the
opera house on March 26, 2006,
which was the 100th anniversary of
Sousa’s performance there.
The band is composed of area
musicians, including many school
band directors and retired band di-
rectors. They come from as far north
as Charles City and as far south as
Centerville. Many of them play in
their community bands, including
those in Grinnell, Cedar Falls, Wa-
terloo, Vinton, Iowa City, Charles
City, Mason City and Centerville.
Gary Huxford, director, retired
after 26 years as band director at
Iowa Valley Jr., Sr. High in Marengo
and eight years as elementary band
director in the Deep River-Millers-
burg Schools. Gary also heads the
Marengo Civil War Band, where he
on Sale Now
D & B Amuse-
ments will re-
turn to the mid-
way of 123rd
Final Big Bingo County Fair in
What Cheer on
Winner Until Fair Time
July 8, 9, & 10.
val ride tickets will go on sale April
Pizza and Music Night Finale a Hit
1 at Ridgeway’s Hardware, Wesley It has become a staple this winter. Local musicians breaking up the long workweek perform a regular
Pictured above is Keokuk County Fair President Earl McKay present-
Thomas Grocery, Casey’s, or from Wednesday night gig. Pizza specials and their favorite musicians have been packing Ahlbee’s Food and
ing Bingo Finale Jackpot Winner Dorothy Knowler of What Cheer Fair President Earl McKay at a dis- Fuel all winter long. This past Wednesday, March 23, they went out the same way they began.
with a $400 check. Dorothy won the Finale Jackpot last Sunday at counted price of for 24 ride tickets. Tim Hunolt and James Moore along with their special guest Jerry Rogers entertained a standing room
the last session of bingo at Thomas Hall until July 8, 9, & 10 when If purchased on the midway during only crowd. Playing their favorites as well as the crowds, they joked, laughed and smiled along with gen-
bingo returns for 3 evenings during the Keokuk County Fair. There the fair, the ticket price will be $1 erating some superb music. While the music will be happening on other nights, the pizza special will live
will be a $100 Jackpot game each night of the fair. per ticket. Larger rides will require
on through the summer. Watch the WCP for upcoming entertainment.
3 and smaller rides will be 2 tickets.
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REAL ESTATE Reid T. Sheldahl, Iowa City, speed, (6-10 over).
Edwin S. Swaney and Cynthia A. Lane, POA and Barbara J. Henderson, Keota, speed, (6-10 over).
Cynthia S. Lane, POA to Cynthia S. Lane, TrTe. and Ed- Lavern C. Jackson, Lancaster, Mo., seatbelt viola-
win S. Swaney, LivTr., SIG-LOWE-OL01-SD02PT. tion. April 1: Matt Gauley and Lauren Swan
Robert M. Montz and Shirley F. Montz to Robert M. Larry J. Wolf, Ottumwa, speed, (6-10 over). April 2: Penny Baker, Dillon Hartley and Jordyn Hughes
Montz, TrTe. and Shirley F. Montz, TrTe. and Robert M. Frank W. Pierce, Barnes City, speed, (6-10 over). April 3: Kate Lally and Kaden Ludwig
Montz, RevTr. and Shirley F. Montz, RevTr., 35-77-12, Brenda A. Kruse, Richland, speed, (20 mph over). April 4: Jasmine Glenn and Nathan Wehr
31-77-11. Juanita J. Bray, Richland, speed, (6-10 over). April 6: Joanne Bair, Lexie Little and Kirby Thiessen
Dean Leroy Curtis to Tylor L. Pence, SIG- Andrew W. Fritz, Sigourney, speed, (6-10 over). April 7: Pearl Baird, Brandon Hageman and Lilly McKay
OPSG-12-02. Steven R. Pierce, Keswick, speed, (6-10 over). April 8: Kenny Daliposan, Colleen Dennis, Babe Hauschild, Nathan
N D B M Farm LLC to Richard M. Greiner, 21-75- Dallas D. Martin, Adel, speed, (6-10 over).
10. David L. Roth, Wayland, speed, (6-10 over). McCulley and Jaden Morrison
Spring Valley Land LTD to Steven D. Schuldt and Jeron B. Blanchard, Oskaloosa, speed, (11-15 over). April 10: Peggy Calvert, Levi Dehne, Tyler Foubert, Greg McFarlan,
Lynn Daugherty Schuldt, 03-77-13.
Mabel E. Neff, Est. to Bernice Allar, SIG-OPSG-07-
Dakota V. Little, Barnes City, speed, (1-5 over).
Ronald P. Brown, Keswick improper brake light.
Local Blood Dan Roland and Nick Watts
April 11: Lorrie Hartwig and Luke Striegel
05PT, SIG-OPSG-07-08PT. MAGISTRATE COURT April 13: Helen McMahan and Abbey Molyneux
Household Finance Industrial Loan Co. Iowa to Vic-
toria L. Corbin and Travis E. Smith, KEO-GILB-08PT,
The following actions were resolved recently in Keokuk
County Magistrate Court. All information available at
Drive Results April 14: Ayson Dennis, Kelly Fitzsimmons, Barb Gatton, Teri Johnson
Two Blood Drives in Sigourney and Kenneth Pringle
KEO-GILB-09PT, KEO-GILB-10, KEO-GILB-11, www.iowacourts.gov.
KEO-GILB-12, KEO-GILB-13, KEO-GILB-14. Rusty William Thomas, What Cheer, was charged on had a great success. Sigourney High April 15: William Boze, Wanda Hawkins-Klotz, Peyton Snakenberg
Keokuk County Sheriff and Merchants Bank NA and 12-14-10 with driving while barred habitual offender. He School Anatomy and Physiology and Morgan Wisby
Kelly J. Hoag and Levi F. Hoag and Timothy G. Orr and entered a written plea of guilty on 3-18-11. He received Class at the Sigourney High School
Paula J. Orr to Federal National Mortgage Assn., KEO- a fine of $943.75, which included court costs and sur- drew 72 units of blood on March 17
CHR2-11-PT, KEO-CHR2-12. charges. and the Keokuk County Health Cen-
Sigourney Care Center LTD to Richard V. deReg- Rusty William Thomas, What Cheer, was charged on ter in Sigourney drew 33 units of
nier and Beverly K. deRegnier, SIG-WDKL-08-16, 1-04-11 with reckless use of a firearm, plea of guilty was blood on March 18.
SIG-WDKL-08-17, SIG-WDKL-08-18, SIG-WDKL- filed 3-18-11. He was fined $169.79, which includes You can donate blood every
08-15PT, SIG-WDKL-08-AlleyPT. court costs and surcharges. eight weeks. One pint of blood can
help save the lives of up to three pa- April 2 ~ TC Prom. Grand March at 8:00 p.m.
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April 4~ TC Golf vs. Keota, Sigourney at Sig. (TC host) at 4:15
BEDF-01-17, WC-BEDF-01-18. entering the hospital will need blood
Milford E. Walker, Dec. to Marilyn M. Walker, SIG- products. April 5 ~ TC Track (B/G) at English Valleys 4:30
OPSG-23-01PT, SIG-OPSG-23-02PT. ~TOPS meeting at 4:30 p.m. at Sigourney Extension Service Office
April 6 ~ TC JH Track (B/G) vs. Sig/Keota at Keota at 4:15
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Mark A. Helm and Lora L. Helm to Peter Paul Wehr
and Winifred E. Wehr, SIG-SKL2-04-03PT, SIG-SKL2- April 7 ~ TC Golf vs. HLV, Montezuma at Sigourney (TC host) @ 4:15
04-04PT. ~ TC Track (Girl) at Eddyville 4:30
Jeffrey L. Osweiler and Margaret Osweiler to Amy ~ TC Track (Boy) at Pekin 4:30
A. Annis, 12-77-12. April 8 ~ TC JH Track (B/G) vs. HLV/Monte at Montezuma at 4:15
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Enlow and Harold Enlow and Harold Eugene Enlow and April 11 ~ TC Track (B/G) at Lone Tree 4:45
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Clayton H. Crill and Christine J. Crill to C. John Crill Jon and Heather Aeschliman of Des Moines and grandson of Joe and Christy
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Harrington and Carol Ann Harrington, 25-74-11.
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Greetings from Barnes City. We all have different items in our home that we deem very important. There are several birthdays this week: Mrs. Bill Armstrong, Vera Wor-
Alva and Karen Calvert were in Austin, Minn. recently to celebrate the Since my childhood I’ve had an old wooden box that contains important pa- rall, Barb Zimmerman and Ellen Zimmerman. Ellen’s is on April 1st and
5th birthday of grandson, Owen Lillis, and the 1st birthday of granddaughter, pers. I recall as a child keeping valentines from special friends at school and her siblings had lots of fun with her, Jeannie said. Barb’s daughter has an
Ava Lillis. The birthday party was held on March 20th. Alva’s sister, Jan I recall in my teen years, it held what I termed “love letters” from my favorite anniversary this week. She will be married 18 years.
Beck, and her husband, Ernie, were also there for the party. boyfriend. My mother would remind me each time I received his letters in Thursday two Deep River friends passed away: Evelyn Icenbice and Lor-
Kirk Corbin celebrated his birthday last week on the 23rd. the mail that I had a bad case of “puppy love.” He sent his letters in blue na Dale. Lorna will be cremated with a small service later. Evelyn Icenbice’s
The American Legion spring swiss steak supper was held last Saturday envelopes and confessed his love for me on blue paper. His letters always funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church in Deep
evening at the Legion Hall. Around 110 people were there to enjoy a deli- began with “Dearest Darling Jane.” Mother must have been right because River. Visitation will be at noon, Tuesday with relatives present from 6:00 to
cious meal of swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salads, and one day the letters ceased to arrive and I soon found he had another girl to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
homemade pie. My dad came from South English to join us for supper. correspond with on a regular basis. Of course, I was absolutely crushed. Now Friday was clean-up day at the United Church. They had a good turn out.
Montezuma High School presented the play “Murder in the Knife Room” as an adult, this old wooden box holds more important papers. Now, I must They found an old picture album with pictures of the church windows when
last Friday and Saturday evening. Cassie Corbin had the role of the Dirty tell you this old wooden box also holds my sister-in-law, Beulah Green’s they got them and several of the members from way back. There was a good
Hippie. Before the play on Friday was a supper for the Spanish Club. Paula White Salad recipe. One time as my husband, Dick, was going through the one of Charlie Axtell, Sr. and his wife.
Corbin donated food for the supper and Kaylene Corbin, who is in the Span- box looking for a needed document, he took out Beulah’s recipe and asked, The Youth Group received $147 of donations from their supper on
ish Club, helped serve. Kaylene also performed with the school band before “What is this recipe doing in our box of important papers?” I promptly an- Wednesday evening. They will use some of it for their trip.
the play. Joining Paula and Kaylene to watch the play were Cole Corbin, swered (and I might add, speaking in a tone or two above my usual volume), April, Ellen’s granddaughter, is home and doing fairly well.
Donna Corbin, and Dorothy Reams. “Because that is what it is!” To this he answered with a question, “What is Casey Pierce has been fighting a bad cold in his chest. He has been in low
On Saturday morning Kaylene participated in the music contest at Indi- IT?” I answered, “IT is an important paper and that box contains important gear for a while now.
anola. Kaylene’s mixed choir group received a 2 rating and the girl’s choir papers!” I think my tone of voice spoke volumes because he simply shook Ben Pierce’ mother, Diane, is having a pacemaker put in Monday.
received a 1 rating. Paula attended the contest and then went shopping with his head and asked no more and put the recipe of Beulah’s White Salad, in Mary Wolf went shopping in Montezuma on Saturday.
Kaylene afterwards. Later that afternoon they met Kirk, Cassie, and Cole her own handwriting, back in the box. Why is this important to me? Because Stevie Rauch and Alex and C.J. stopped in Saturday after they went to
at the bowling alley in Montezuma to celebrate the 6th birthday of Justine at every special holiday meal when I was a child, this was my favorite dish. I Weston Widmer’s party. They also stopped at Bobby and Jackie’s to visit.
Theis. Joining them were Phil Reams, Dorothy Reams, Jeremy, Julie, and could easily skip the pie or cake and would help myself to a second spoonful Jackie went to visit her mother in the hospital. She is home now and doing
Jared Theis, Jeremy’s mom, Dee Dee, Jeremy’s cousin, Trish, and her two of Beulah’s special White Salad. I recall everyone in our family loving it and better. C.J. and Alex had been at a sleep over and hadn’t had much rest so
kids, and two of Justine’s friends. The Corbins left the party at 6:30 p.m. enjoying a good-sized helping. I secretly hoped it wouldn’t be all eaten so they almost fell asleep in the chairs while they were here.
to attend Cassie’s play again. After the play was the cast party and awards. there would be leftovers for me to enjoy the next day. Often it was difficult Dolly got real sick and had a temperature of 104, so we took her to
Paula said that it was a fun and very busy day. to hide my disappointment when the bowl was empty. Of course when I had Brooklyn Farm and Home Vets. She had to have a hysterectomy. Marion El-
Cassie Corbin is a member of the Montezuma golf team. Kaylene and a family of my own, this became a tradition at our special meals too. Often liott’s son-in-law did the surgery. She had to stay overnight and was treated
Cole are out for Junior High track. today when I am invited to my children’s home for dinner, I ask what I can very well. I was so upset that I don’t know what I would have done without
The next city council meeting will be held on April 4 at 7 p.m. at City bring and one of them will say, “Bring Auntie Beulah’s What Salad.” Be- Lisa and her kindness when we left Dolly. They called to see how she was
Hall. cause of this, Beulah’s recipe shall always remain in my old childhood box doing after we got home. She is much better now.
On April 6 a Lenten Service will be held at the United Methodist Church. of important papers. To me this is an important document. Perhaps it will be Steve visited us this week. Bobby came Sunday.
A light supper will be served at 6:15 p.m. with devotions to follow at 7 p.m. to my children one day. Saturday morning Donna and Jim’s granddaughter, Mindy, was given a
A free will offering will be taken. As I grow older, I concern myself that I do not have a lot of material items shower by her friends. Her little son, Cooper, is doing well. Mindy and her
The telephone company annual meeting will be held on April 12 at 7 p.m. to leave my children when my life ends, but I am comforted by the thought, mother, Bev, brought him to Donna’s Friday afternoon.
at the Legion Hall. All subscribers are members and are encouraged to at- “It is what we do for Christ that will last.” My husband often reminds me
tend. The agenda will include a financial overview of 2010 and the election that the best thing we can leave our children is a great faith in God and by Salmon Tomato Loaf
of two directors. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. possessing this kind of faith and as we diligently share the name of Christ 1 can (2 c.) salmon Salt & Pepper
Junior High girls track practice has started at North Mahaska. Team as a witness to their lives, along with prayer regarding their souls and their 1½ c. cooked tomatoes 1¾ c. cracker crumbs
members from Barnes City are Cassidy Arvidson, Andrea Loving, and Tea needs, we are leaving them the best thing of our lives. Often our hearts are 1 T. melted butter 1 egg (well beaten)
Shepherd. filled with joy to overflowing as we see the Living and True God answer our
March is almost gone and then we will welcome April. April is National prayers and care for our family members. Mix and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Even good cold!
Poetry Month, National Grilled Cheese Month, National Volunteer Month, The Bible says that Jesus keeps a very important document and in it ev-
and National Garden Month. erything is filed appropriately and it is called, “The Lamb’s Book of Life.”
There is coming a day when he will look into this Book and if our name
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or our children’s name, or our grand children, or our great grandchildren’s
Keswick American names are listed in this Book, they will be allowed to enter into heaven to Leland and Lois Winegarden spent Tuesday in Des Moines getting good
reports from the heart doctors.
dwell for eternity. The Bible tells us much about this in the last book. In fact,
Legion Auxiliary Revelation 22:12, Jesus says, “Behold, I come quickly and my reward is with
me to give every man according as his work shall be.”
Wednesday evening they attended Lenten Services at Trinity Millersbrg.
Friday Chase Widmer spent the day with us. Lois attended the funeral
By: JoAnn Moore, Secretary I pray that we will heed the scriptures by refraining from setting our af- of Agnes Morrison at St. John’s Lutheran, rural Victor. In the evening Lois
fections on the things of this earth and that Jesus’ important document has all attended the school play in Montezuma.
Members of James Murphy Post No. 319 and Auxiliary members held of our names, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s names On Saturday evening Myron and Tine Widmer hosted a very nice party
their annual cooperative supper March 24th at the Keswick Legion Hall to written down so it will never be blotted out. May we ponder the scriptures for Weston. He has enlisted in the Iowa Air Guard and will be leaving next
celebrate the Legion’s 92th birthday. Lois Axmear , Auxiliary chaplain, led today and give heed to the Son of God’s great invitation, “to simply come week for basic training in Texas. Many family members and friends came to
the group in prayer before the 6:30 p.m. meal. Attending were Lois Axmear, onto Him.” give him the glad hand.
Raechel Axmear, Terry & Donna Bair, Jane Ferree Dick & Sharon Homan, Sunday morning Leland and Lois went to St. James, Victor, for services.
John & Regina Leer, Jimmie & JoAnn Moore, Charles Shafranek, Harold & Then they proceeded to Cedar Falls to visit Jim and Jeanette Winegarden.
Shirley Steinhart, Tommy Turner, Doris Wright. They will be moving to North Liberty in the near future. They ate at Famous
Commander Dick Homan was given the floor before the meal. He and
Adjudunt John Leer presented Lois Axmear with an appreciation plaque and
a dozen red roses in appreciation for her many years of taking care and clean-
With You Dave’s enjoying barbequed ribs and chicken. Jaidyn Rugg came to spend the
day of spring break with her grandparents. She and her grandma shopped in
Oskaloosa Monday and later went to dance lessons in What Cheer.
ing the Legion Hall. She is retiring from that position. By Hilda Souer
After the group had enjoyed the meal and the Legion members went One time I shared with you some information taken from the book,
home the auxiliary meeting was opened with a prayer by Chaplain Lois Ax- “A Glimpse of Iowa in 1846 or, The Emigrant’s Guide and State Directory.”
mear. The group san g the first verse of our National Anthem. The pledge of The other day while looking for something else, I again saw this book. This
allegiance to the flag and the Preamble of the Legion Auxiliary were recited time I would like to share with you what the information is given about our By: Hilda Souer
in unison. county. It is as follows:
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utes of the November 2010 meeting were read and approved. In the absence “It is situated west of Washington and north of Wapello and is set-
of Treasurer Norma DeBont, Shirley Steinhart gave the treasurers report tling up with an industrious and enterprising population. This is also a beau- If you saw most lights on at Delta Town & Country Center on Mon-
which was approved. tiful county of land, being traversed by the Checauque and its tributaries and day evening, March 21, that was because two events were taking place. In
Sharon Homan made a motion that Carla Burdock be paid for her decora- having a good supply of timber. Sigourney is the county seat. This county, the gymnasium area was the weekly Roller Hockey and in the kitchen area
tion expenses. Doris Wright seconded this motion, motion carried. though not filling up, has many excellent locations well worthy the atten- was the monthly Town & Country meeting. Mrs. Dixie Shipley, president,
JoAnn Moore made a motion that the Keokuk County Bank add Sharon tion of the emigrant. The village is situated in the southeastern corner of the presided at the meeting. After reports of officers, the major discussion and
Homan’s name to the rehabilitation and the savings accounts in addition to county. This neighborhood has a numerous settlement of Friends or Quak- plans were made for the Cornbread and Bean Supper held at the Center the
Treasurer Norma DeBont. Doris Wright seconded this motion. Motion car- ers.” evening of Wednesday, April 6. Serving is from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. In addition
ried. Information about our neighboring county of Mahaska was next. In to the main course of cornbread and beans, there are gelatin salads and an
Committee reports. A recommendation was made that President Sharon glancing through this information I thought it interesting to see some of the assortment of desserts.
Homan call the Des Moines office and have the poppies sent to Kathy White information: “The Statistics of April 1846 – The prices of claims range from The next monthly meeting for Delta Town and Country is Monday eve-
rather than Norma DeBont. 50 to 600 dollars depending on the amount of improvements, location, etc. ning, April 18, beginning at 6:15 p.
Shirley Steinhart read the thank you she received from the Tri County What is worth 65 cents per bushel, in cash when delivered at any point on the
School for the apples and the library books. Des Moines: Indian corn, 22 cents per bushel, cash; good milch (that’s how it
Raechel Axmear made a motion that a designated amount be sent to the was spelled), $10; sheep, $1.50 per head; day laborers, 50 cents per day and
main office for the quilt raffle. The raffle is to support our military troops and boarded.”
their families. Motion seconded by Shirley Steinhart. Motion carried. It was also interesting to read the first sentence describing Mahaska
Our next meeting will be held in April 28, 2011. Hostess will be Shirley County. It was as follows: “This is one of the most interesting counties of the Words are not enough to express
Steinhart and Carla Burdock will present the program. Our District Officers New Purchase.” The last sentence in the paragraph: “The Des Moines passes our heartfelt appreciation to family and friends for
will be invited. Jane Ferree made a motion that a donation be sent to the
president’s project. Motion seconded by Lois Axmear. Motion carried.
diagonally through the southwestern portion of the county. The northern part their love, concern and caring in our sudden loss of
is well watered by the Checauque (Skink) River and its tributaries.”
It was announced that Keswick would host the Annual County meeting This book, written by J.H. Newhall, was the second edition pub- our beloved, Leonard. Thank you to the
April 2nd. The annual District meeting will be held in Lorimar April 9th. The lished by W.H. Skillman, publisher of Burlington, Iowa in 1846. employees of Martin Marietta, Manor House and
meeting closed with a prayer by Chaplain Lois Axmear.
Mahaska County Roadside and Highway Depts.
You’re Cordially Invited to: We thank the What Cheer First Responders,
Sunday Suppers Continue Miss Jen’s Dance School Keokuk County Ambulance crew, Keokuk County Health
Center Emergency Dept., Life Flight crew, Iowa
at What Cheer UMC 4th Annual Dance Recital
Methodist Emergency Dept. and the Critical Care Unit.
What Cheer United Methodist Sunday Suppers are held the second Sunday “Hollywood Dreams” They all went above and beyond in Leonard’s care.
each month from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. The meals are free to anyone and are an When: Sunday, April 10th at 1:00 p.m.
extension of the Food Pantry. Over 40 people attended last months meal. Thanks to everyone who visited, brought food,
Where: Tri-County HS Stage
sent cards and flowers and made memorials.
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~Please come support the girls’ in the art of dance A very special thank you to Amy, Chris and Julie,
and show appreciation for your local talent.~ Leroy and Patricia, Chad and Chris and Don and Mary
The family of Floyd R. Adams wishes to for being there with us.
Thank you to Harden Funeral Chapel, to Deacon James
extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our family
Sofas • Dining Sets • Corner Groups Striegel for the heartfelt services and to the Methodist
and friends for their love and support during Lamps • Bedroom Sets • Chairs • Recliners Church and church ladies for preparing and
the passing of Floyd, Dad, Grandpa and Great Bedding • Curios • Used Furniture serving lunch for all of us after the service.
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had him as a part of our lives. We also realize
how blessed we are to live in such a wonderful Open
Mon. thru Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
community during a time like this as expressed
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WCP Local Classifieds Keokuk Co. Keokuk County Board of Supervisors Tri-County
Meeting and Claims Public Notice
THIS PUBLICATION DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT
advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent or which might Public Notice
otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste.
However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the
accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods
Selections KEOKUK COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS
MARCH 21, 2011
The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors
met in regular session, Monday, March 21,
CLAIM DATE: March 21, 2011
ABS FIRE EQUIP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF PUBLIC
HEARING CONCERNING EARLY START
The Petit jurors have been select- You and each of you are hereby notified
or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly 2011 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All AGRILAND FS 4,228.44
ed for April, May and June for the members were present. AHLERS & COONEY 370.50 that the Tri-County Community School District
investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing
use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when
Keokuk County District Court. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap- ALL AM PEST CONTROL 230.00
prove the tentative agenda. All ayes and mo- ALLIANT ENERGY 1,314.94 on an Early Start Calendar for the 2011-2012
dealing with persons unknown to you who ask for money Those selected are: school year. The Public Hearing is scheduled
tion carried. ALTORFER MACHINERY 129.52
in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised. Delta: Steven Craig Peterson, Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap- ARMSTRONG, RICHARD 15.00 for April 14, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tri-County
Mitzi Virginia Maggio, Justin Doug- prove the minutes of March 14, 2011. All ayes BAIN ELECTRIC 273.80 CSD, Media Center, 3003 Hwy 22, Thornburg,
Iowa. At such hearing the Board shall receive
las Boender, Terry Dean Farmer. and motion carried. BALDWIN WHITE ARCHITECTS 5,721.86
public input concerning the Early Start Calendar
WINDOW GLASS AND SCREENS AVAILABLE Gibson: Wilbert Fancis Klotz, Met with Keokuk/Washington County En- BANES, BILL 800.00
for the 2011-2012 school.
True Value, Sigourney can cut glass to fit your window frame and replace Denise Edith Kitzman, Jesse Daniel
gineer regarding the Keokuk County Highway
BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY
133.56 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND GOVERN
window screens. Call 641-622-3261. SKW40 tfn Greene. Discussion of use of seasonal employees BELVA DEER INN 282.28 YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY.
was held. Past seasonal employees have been BLAIR, ELAINE 225.50 Rebecca Schmidt-White, Secretary,
Harper: Jason Lyle Schutte, contacted to inquire of employment interest. BLAIR, KEITH 27.94 Board of Directors
TREE SERVICE Neal Edward Bowman. Tri-County Community School District
Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve BOND, RICHARD 20.71
Eagle Tree Service. Trimming, Removal, Bush Removal. Prompt service. Hedrick: Amber Dawn Baker, the FY 2012 5 Year Construction Program as BOND, TONY 30.00
Small jobs welcome. Call anytime, 319-655-7929. “Serving the entire Ryan Michael Oneill, Carol Ann submitted. All ayes and motion carried.
Wood moved, Hadley seconded to ap-
Sigourney area.” SKW41tfn Carr, Martha M. Burtlow, William Probate No.
prove a utility permit application with Wind- CARROLL DIST & CONST 100.00 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT
James VanBuskirk. stream for the installation of cable 20000 Block CCDA 25.00 OF ADMINISTRATOR
A-1 ROOFING AND REPAIR Keota: Michael Eugene Durst, of 200th Street (Section 25 & 26, Township 76 CDW GOVERNMENT 747.20 AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Chimney and foundation repair. Small jobs welcome. Call any time, 319- James Owen Sieren, Gerald Le- North, Range 12 West) as submitted. All ayes CEDAR RAPIDS CITY TREAS 24.00 The Iowa District Court
and motion carried. CENTRAL IA DISTRIBUTING 176.10 Keokuk County
530-4093. SKW12-4 roy Dietze, Gary William Bayliss, Discussion of Keokuk County Floodplain CHARLES CAPPER FORD 193.13 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
Charles Nelson White, Kevin Lynn Ordinance was held. Floodplain maps were CHATHAM OAKS 1,984.08 BERNICE IRENE MCCLUNE,
STEEL BUILDINGS Slaubaugh, Linda Lorraine Allaman. updated in 2010 to become effective on August CLARION PLAINSMAN 52.50 Deceased.
16, 2011 which requires an amendment to the CLUBB, ROBBIN 25.22 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of
Steel Buildings. 30x40, 50x100 - Others. Time to buy now at old price. Keswick: Ellen Morrison, Erica current ordinance. Board consensus was to COBB OIL CO 74.74 Bernice Irene McClune, Deceased, who died
Prices going up! www.sunwardsteel.com Source #1J1, 1-800-964-8335. Opal Rosdail-Davis, Thomas Harris have County Attorney Schroeder prepare an COMBUSTION CONTROL CO 1,130.80 on or about February 15, 2011:
SKW13-2* Weber. amendment for said ordinance. COMM MENTAL HEALTH CTR 393.30 Notice is further given that all persons in-
Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap- COUNTRY AND MORE 135.74 debted to the estate are requested to make im-
Ollie: Melissa Lynn Ingle. prove the claim listing dated March 21, 2011 as COUNTRY HAVEN 2,176.20 mediate payment to the undersigned, and cred-
HELP WANTED Packwood: Raymond Kay Con- submitted. All ayes and motion carried. DELTA, CITY OF 2,588.09 itors having claims against the estate shall file
Part time cashier needed. 20-30 hours per week, evening shift. Apply in per- ger, Tabatha Nicole Conger. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap- DON’S TRUCK SALES 258.00 them with the clerk of the above named district
son at Sigourney BP. SKW2tfn prove the application of Junction Bar & Grill, DOUDS STONE 30,458.65 court, as provided by law, duly authenticated,
Richland: Charles Edward Brin- LLC, Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commer- FARMERS COOP 2,994.10 for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to
ning, Brei Danielle Beam, Rebecca cial) with Sunday Sales as submitted and to FERRELL, JAMES 19.00 occur of four months from the second publica-
WANTED Lynn Weaver, Linda Ann Hinshaw. authorize the Auditor’s Office to approve said FIRST RESOURCES 5,752.70 tion of this notice or one month from the date
Experienced Executive Secretary: Iowa County business seeks experienced Sigourney: Danny Leroy
application on-line with the Alcoholic Beverages FORCE AMERICA 424.78 of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise
Division. All ayes and motion carried.
Executive Secretary proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Access. Kitzman, Madonna Ruth Shaver, Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap-
allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever
Experience with use of a Dictaphone is required. Knowledge of Internet Ex- Ben P. Diment, John Edward Ferree, prove the application for use of Keokuk County GIBSON, CITY OF 959.63 Dated this 18th day of March, 2011.
plorer, Microsoft Money and Outlook Express is helpful. Applicant should Debra Joan Strobel, Steven Allen Courthouse Grounds – MidWestOne Bank/ GO KEYLESS 311.28 Paul Eugene McClune
Sigourney Fire Department/Sigourney Tree GOLL, ANN 21.30 Administrator of the Estate
exhibit initiative and be a self-starter. Please send letter of introduction and Vannoni, Carl Gene Carnahan, John Care for Easter Egg Hunt – April 23, 2011 as GOODWILL IND 228.72 11387 120th Avenue
resume to Box X-105, c/o Sigourney News-Review, P.O. Box 285, Sigour- F. Gehrig, Margaret Marie Snaken- submitted. All ayes and motion carried. GREENLEYS CORP 790.00 Gibson, IA 50104
ney, IA 52591. SKW12-2 berg, Amber Lynn Thompson, Bon- Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap- H & M FARM & HOME 240.76 Rachelle L.K. Johnson, ICIS PIN #: AT0004027
prove DHS building expenses of $4,630 as HANSELMAN, BETH 105.25 Attorney for the Administrator
nie Leann Clubb, Amanda Mae Bes- requested by Larry Smith, Emergency Manage- HEISDORFFER, STEPHEN 18.15 204 E. Liberty St., P.O. Box 69
SEMI DRIVERS co, Jeffrey Lamont Redlinger. ment Coordinator. All ayes and motion carried. HENDERSON PHD, SALLY 375.00 Montezuma, IA 50171
Good Steady Freight. You will be home most weekends. Two weeks paid South English: Brandon Louis Discussion of county credit card usage HILLCREST FAMILY SERV 1,281.60 Date of second publication 30th day of
vacation after the first year. Have Blue Cross Insurance and 401(k). Contact: Hudson, Nathan Michael Noel,
was held. This matter will be researched fur-
ther and placed on the agenda at a later date.
HOPF HOME FURNISHINGS
March, 2011. S12-2
Oberg Freight Co., Fort Dodge, IA. 888-739-5220 ext. 2, or 515-955-3592 Darvin Clarence Cave. Discussion of change in personnel for HYVEE ACCTS REC 173.02
ext. 2, or www.obergfreight.com MAP13 Webster: Jo Ann Frazier. Keokuk County Information Technology was IACCVA 30.00
What Cheer: Walter D. McKay,
held. Due to the promotion of Jim Campbell, ICEOO 20.00 Delta City Council
Brian Gay will now be the primary technical IDED 6,625.24
FOR RENT Charles William Moore, Alberta contact for the County. IKON FINANCIAL SERV 140.48 Meeting & Claims
For rent in What Cheer: 2-bedroom apartment with air conditioning, stove, Louise Bos, Tammy Sue Riffel, Ev- Various board and committee reports were INVENTORY TRADING CO 52.00
refrigerator, washer/dryer provided. No pets or smoking. Available 5/1/2011. held. Hadley attended a Semco meeting. Berg IOWA CO TREAS ASSOC 10.00
erett Junior Sterrett, Debra Jo Dun- attended Iowa Workforce and Empowerment IOWA DNR 175.00 Delta City Council Meeting
Call for details. 641-624-2561 or 641-660-6840 after 5 p.m. C12-2 can. meetings. Wood had no meetings to attend last IOWA LAW ENF ACADEMY 85.00 Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
week. ISAC 390.00 Delta City Hall
FOR RENT Discussion of old/new business and pub- KANTAMNENI MD, S 1,950.00 The Delta City Council held a Public Hear-
lic comment was held. Recorder Bird received KEMP, DALE 1,500.00 ing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 for
For Rent: 2 bedroom apartment in Sigourney, partially furnished with appli-
Sure Catch Fish Bait
Board consensus to proceed with purchase of KEMPF, MARGARET 147.44 the Budget for Fiscal year 2011-2012. Mayor
ances. Call 641-660-2124. SKW13-2 blinds from a local business. The County Auc- KEOKUK CO ASSESSOR 20.00 Hammes opened the Public Hearing and asked
tion will be held April 20, 2011. KEOKUK CO AUDITOR 14.00 the Clerk and the Council if there were any
FOR SALE 1 gallon ...................... $1400 Review and scoring of Keokuk County En-
gineer applicants was held. Interviews will be
KEOKUK CO HWY DEPT
KEOKUK CO RECORDER
comments or objections, written or oral, for or
against the Proposed Budget for FY 2011-2012.
Solid Oak entertainment center. 48 ½” long by 47” high. Beveled glass door
1 small container ........ $350
set up for Monday, March 28, 2011. KEOKUK CO SHERIFF 334.20 The Clerk replied there were none. There be-
with 3 shelves. TV opening 28” with drawer and shelf below for receiver On vote and motion the meeting adjourned KESWICK, CITY OF 2,191.08 ing no comments for or against the Proposed
or DVR, etc. $70.00. Call 515-851-0561 to see or for more information. at 11:12 a.m. KINROSS, CITY OF 244.70 Budget, the Mayor declared the Public Hearing
MAP12-3 Strobels, Inc. The above and foregoing information is a
summary of the minutes taken at the above in-
closed at 7:10 p.m.
Mayor Hammes then called the regular
dicated meeting. The full and complete set of LINDER, HOWARD 19.50 session of the Delta City Council to order at
FOR SALE minutes are recorded and available at the office LISCO/LTDS 145.12 7:10 p.m. Council member’s answering roll call
of the Keokuk County Auditor. LONG, DAVID 9.49 were as follows: Walker, Barb Fisher and Haef-
2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 asking $4,899. 4 doors, automatic, hard top. LUERS, KEVIN 15.00 ner. Absent: Votroubek and Todd Fisher. Others
Send your questions to email@example.com or 765-766-4535. MAP13 LYLE, DENNY 16.40 present for the meeting were Donnie Walker,
The Keokuk County Highway Department is seeking two MARTINSBURG, CITY OF 811.70 Kaleigh Robertson and the City Clerk.
MENARDS 1,181.28 Upon motion by Walker and second by
FOR SALE hard working individuals for seasonal work in the mainte- MESSERSCHMITT, LAVADA 129.01 Barb Fisher the consent agenda was approved
VCR only used 1 day, near new. $25. Also cookie jars, $5 each. Many to nance operations. Must be able to work outdoors and with MID-AMERICA PUBLISHING 286.65 as presented. Roll Call Vote: Walker, aye; Barb
choose from. Call Barb, 641-660-7689. C-13 MOORE, JANICE M 141.62 Fisher, aye, Haefner, aye.
others. Possession of a valid Iowa Class “B” CDL w/air brake MOSE LEVY CO 230.72 Old/New Business: No discussion held.
MULTI-COUNTY OIL 10,256.94 Tara Blackford was not present.
THANK YOU endorsement is required for maintenance operations. Appli- MUSCATINE CO SHERIFF 52.50 Spring Clean-Up dates will be Friday, May
Keswick American Legion would like to thank all those who supported and cations can be obtained from the Keokuk County Highway MYLES MILLER REFRIG 114.32 13th, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, May 14th, 7
NEW SIGOURNEY GARDEN CLUB 350.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and if necessary, Sunday, May
came to our Soup Supper on March 12th. It was a great success. Department, 101 South Main Street, Sigourney, IA 52591. NORTH AMERICAN SALT CO 14,606.40 15th, 7 a.m. until Noon. There will be three roll
O HALLORAN INT 321.46
THANK YOU Phone number: 641-622-2610. Applications will be accepted OLLIE, CITY OF 1,084.33
offs placed at the end of the lane going to the
City lagoon. When the roll offs are full, the gates
The Keokuk County Fair Board until April 13, 2011 by 3:30 p.m. PAMIDA 12.00 will be locked. No one will be allowed to rum-
PATHWAYS BEHAVIORAL SERV 620.00 mage through the refuse, the site will have a
would like to thank Pat Scanlon for Classified Keokuk County is an equal opportunity employer PERKINS, ALLAN 30.00 City employee there at all times and garbage
the donation made in memory of his PERKINS, PAMELA 75.00 customers ONLY will be allowed to dispose of
mother, Agnes Scanlon. Ad Rates PHELPS AUTO SUPPLY 928.00 unwanted refuse. Flyers stating what is allowed
.10 per word to be disposed of will be available in April at
Thank you for
POWESHIEK CO M H CTR 273.00 Delta Grocery, Ahlbee’s and City Hall.
$2.00 Minimum QUILL CORPORATION
Walker presented and moved for the ap-
proval of Resolution #03-08-11 – Adopting the
R & R FRAME 15.00
reading the WCP!! RAY-MAN INC
Budget for Fiscal year 2011-2012. Barb Fisher
seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Walker,
aye; Barb Fisher, aye; Haefner, aye. Budget
RICHMOND, RON 29.70 adopted.
RIVER PRODUCTS COMPANY 146.47 Barb Fisher made a motion, seconded by
Department of Management - Form S-PB-6
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RURAL EMPLOY ALT 372.32 Walker to donate $300.00 to Trees Forever.
PROPOSED TRI-COUNTY SCHOOL BUDGET SUMMARY
SADLER POWER TRAIN 96.70 Vote on the motion, all ayes.
SIEREN, DAN 19.20 The Mayor reported a request for a sign
FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
Location of Public Hearing: Date of Hearing: Time of Hearing:
THAT NEED SIEREN, JIM
stating, “Slow – Children at Play” for the inter-
section of Garfield and Railroad Street. Also
Tri-County CSD SIDING or WINDOWS SIGOURNEY TRACTOR & IMP
discussed during the Mayor’s Report was the
issue of putting a surcharge on the water bills to
Thornburg, IA 50255
1 04/14/11 1 7:00 PM 1
We need homes in your area SMITH, LARRY G 192.87 help defray the cost of a new master meter pit
for display purposes!
SOLUTIONS INC 117.30 to be installed on the northwest corner of town.
The Board of Directors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2011/12 school budget at STATE FOREST NURSERY 174.00 There will be more discussion at the next meet-
the above-noted location and time. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections
Save up to 25% if you act now STI 3,245.83 ing.
on labor and materials.
to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. This notice represents a summary of STREICHERS INC 139.95 There being no further business to discuss
the supporting detail of revenues and expenditures on file with the district secretary. A copy STROBELS INC 49.50 at this time, upon motion by Barb Fisher and
of the details will be furnished upon request.
• All major brands of roofing SWEENEY COURT REP SERV
T I P REC
second by Walker, the meeting adjourned at
7:50 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held
Budget 2012 Re-estimated 2011 Actual 2010 10-12 • 25-50 Year warranties THOMAS, MARCHITA
April 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Delta City Hall.
Mayor Brett Hammes
Taxes Levied on Property 1 1,570,398 1,443,000 1,296,702 10.1%
TRUE VALUE 297.24
Utility Replacement Excise Tax 2 71,899 62,300 29,410 56.4% Attest: Alice Robertson, City Clerk
Income Surtaxes 3 175,452 187,000 175,466 0.0%
TYLER TECHNOLOGIES 1,050.00
U S POSTAL SERVICE 753.60
1010 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA
Tuition\Transportation Received 4 60,000 50,000 55,460 CITY OF DELTA
US CELLULAR 514.42 DECEMBER 2010 RECEIPTS
Earnings on Investments 5 10,800 3,625 3,073
VERIZON WIRELESS 43.01 General Fund 2,185.42
Nutrition Program Sales 6 80,000 70,000 65,338
WAECHTER, MARILYN 38.80 LOST Fund 2,711.63
Student Activities and Sales 7 225,000 200,000 126,468
WAPELLO CO ATTORNEY 165.00 Road Use Fund 2,197.16
Other Revenues from Local Sources 8 305,500 185,100 289,211 WAPELLO CO SHERIFF 18.50 Trust & Agency Fund 430.19
Revenue from Intermediary Sources 9 0 0 0 WAPELLO RURAL WATER 134.60 Water Fund 7,202.75
State Foundation Aid 10 1,715,805 1,400,000 1,105,884 WASHINGTON CO TREAS 2,320.00 Sewer Fund 3,629.96
Instructional Support State Aid 11 4,043 4,000 0 WASTE MANAGEMENT 6,834.34 Garbage Fund 2,430.00
Other State Sources 12 526,500 401,400 315,331 WEBSTER, CITY OF 473.68 TOTAL 20,787.11
ARRA Fiscal Stabilization (in formula) 13 0 55,000 141,381 WILLIAMS, DIANE 45.59
Title 1 Grants 14 50,000 40,000 39,523 WINDSTREAM 688.22
Other Federal Sources 15 165,000 165,000 181,940 WORKMAN, BOB 19.50
Total Revenues 16 4,960,397 4,266,425 3,825,187 ZEE MEDICAL 1,275.10
General Long-Term Debt Proceeds 17 0 0 0 TOTAL $139,219.16
Proceeds of Fixed Asset Dispositions
New Sharon, IA
Total Revenues & Other Sources 20 5,060,397 4,457,315 3,977,687
April 1-3 and 8-11
Beginning Fund Balance
5,012,075 From this point Fri. & Sat. 7 & 9 p.m
Student Support Services
4.9% on, anyone Sunday 2:00
Instructional Staff Support Services 25 77,500 77,000 47,860
wishing to rent Tickets Always $3.00
General Administration 26 121,000 101,500 80,015
65,826 Yamaha and Lifan Scooters Keswick American
Plant Operation and Maintenance 29 774,168 700,000 375,101
Legion Hall please PG
Student Transportation 30 480,000 310,000 241,110
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*Total Support Services (lines 24-31)
Starting at contact Dick Homan
*Noninstructional Programs 32 137,192 150,000 137,251 0.0% New aNd Used IN stock NEW PARTS HOURS
Facilities Acquisition and Construction 33 220,000 220,000 76,120
at 319-738-3555 at
AEA Support - Direct to AEA
126,997 See the 400cc Majesty by Yamaha or John Leer at
with Cruising Speed of 70 mph with 75 mpg*
*Total Other Expenditures (lines 33-35) 35A 532,931 536,981 393,507 16.4%
Total Expenditures 36 5,166,198 4,723,481 3,892,882
Other Financing Uses: Transfers Out 37 100,000 190,890 152,500 * mileage may vary
1407 200th Ave., Sigourney
Duke’s Yamaha - Kawasaki
Total Expenditures & Other Uses 38 5,266,198 4,914,371 4,045,382 sigourneytractor.com
Ending Fund Balance
can also call them 641-622-3838 • 877-833-4444
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Proposed Property Tax Rate (per $1,000 taxable
Fairfield • 641-472-5600 • www.dukescycles.com for flag disposal. Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What Cheer Paper Faith and Family March 31, 2011 5
Engagement Weather Report Surprised By Hope: Week 3: The Hope of Heaven
by Cass Moore We have entered week three of our study on the as if they didn’t say it, and texts that say the opposite,
WC Storm Spotter book, “Surprised By Hope.” This week we look at “The like Romans 8:18-25 and Revelation 21-22, are simply
Here is this week’s report: Hope of Heaven.” The concept of heaven is steeped screened out as if they didn’t exist.
Date High Low Precip deeply in the hearts of all religious people. Many of the The early Christians did not believe in progress
world’s religions embrace some type of heaven; particu- nor did they embrace a Platonic understanding of a dis-
Pitzer and 3/22 57 42 .56” rain
3/23 46 43
larly Christian people do. We all have our own ideas embodied soul. They did not think the world was get-
of what it will be like: up in the clouds, streets of gold, ting better and better under its own steam. They knew
Peterson 3/24 41 22
3/25 39 27 .25” snow
grandpa and grandma waiting on us, beautiful lakes and
trees, etc...A little girl was taking an evening walk with
God had to do something fresh to put the world aright.
But neither did they believe the world was getting worse
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her father. Wonderingly, she looked up at the stars and
exclaimed; “Oh, Daddy, if the wrong side of heaven
and worse and their goal was simply to escape earth al-
together. They were not dualists. The early Christians
Randy and Coleen Fisher 3/28 41 21 is so beautiful, what must the right side be!” But what held quite a different view. They believed that God was
are happy to announce the engage- does the Bible really say about heaven and what did the going to do for the whole cosmos what he had done for
ment of Brittany Pitzer to Sayer Pe- early church believe and practice. Sometimes there is Jesus at Easter. They believed heaven and earth would
Avg. High: 51, Low: 29, a problem with our simplistic ideas of heaven. What ultimately be joined together. It is a stunning picture of
terson, son of Steve and Mary Peter-
Precip (incudes rain & snow): will we do there? Forever is a long time. There once a future for which, so they insisted, the whole world was
son of Story City. Brittany and Sayer
met while attending the University 2.34” (2.08” so far) was a “Far Side” cartoon depicting a guy floating on a waiting on tiptoe. This understanding came from the be-
of Iowa. They currently reside in March snowfall so far: .50” cloud in heaven, playing a harp, while saying, “I wish lief that the world was good and that God loved it deeply,
Ames and are planning an April
wedding. AHEAD I’d brought a magazine.” The implication is that heaven
will be boring. Some don’t believe in a heaven at all
and that evil was present in the world; a real and power-
ful force that had broken God’s good plan for creation.
because there is no evidence of it. A Russian cosmo- Evil was not seen as a created thing but something that
Regional naut came back from space and declared, “I looked for was formed in the rebellious idolatry of God’s creation...
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God and did not find him. No God, no heaven, no noth-
ing!” But even non-believers desire hope. The late Carl
Sagan was not a traditional religious person and unless
namely us. And evil brings consequences. None of the
understandings or philosophies of heaven or afterlife had
any power to deal with the problem of evil. All save
Barnes City, Millersburg and North English you could prove it scientifically he didn’t believe it. But God’s plan, which was redemption. Redemption doesn’t
UMC’s and United Church of Deep River Fund Accepting when his mother died he had this to say: “I would like
to think that I will see my mother again, and I do not
mean scrapping what’s there and starting all over again,
but liberating what has come to be enslaved by evil.
by Pastor Michelle care to hear arguments to the contrary” But according God’s plan of redemption began when God sent his son,
Well, we are coming to the end of this season of Lent, the time of self
reflection when we try to purge ourselves of our sins, the things we do to
Applications to Bible scholar, N.T. Wright, heaven will not be a bor-
ing place. Neither will it be a distant space where we sit
Jesus. Incarnation is the Bible word for the place where
God is made flesh on the earth and is at the center and
The AHEAD Regional Housing
separate ourselves from God. I suppose if one has pet peeves, those might Trust Fund (RHTF) has been award- around on clouds and play harps. But it is a real space. fulfillment of the long-term plan to heal this world. It is
cause us to be less loving; therefore, distancing ourselves from God. If this is ed funds from the Iowa Finance Heaven, rather, is God’s space, filled with peace, justice, not simply a means of making creation a bit better as the
the season of purging our sins, if I were to have any pet peeves, getting them Authority (IFA) and is accepting ap- and beauty. Wright contends that heaven and earth are modernists suggest. Nor is it rescuing spirits and souls
off my chest might be the best way to purge these unloving thoughts I hold. plications for housing rehabilitation/ overlapping realities and the resurrection of Jesus has from a materialized and evil world, as the Gnostics (and
So, here goes. improvement projects. Applicants connected these two spheres more closely than we know. many in the modern church) would want to say. It is the
#1. People who say they do not need to go to church to worship God. I do can be low-to-moderate income Think of heaven as being God’s control room for earth, remaking of creation, having dealt with the evil that is
agree that worshiping God should be a constant in our lives whereever we homeowners, or non-profit/for-profit where God’s sovereign rule is present today. As we learn defacing and distorting it. And it is accomplished by the
are; yet, I can’t help but think, do they know better than Christ? Jesus was in organizations providing affordable to walk with Jesus and live as God’s people in the world, same God, now revealed in Jesus Christ, through whom
church every time the doors were open, for Sabbath, teaching the Scriptures, rental housing to low-to-moderate the kingdom plan of God continues to unfold and be re- it was made in the first place (see Colossians 1:15-20).
and special festivals. If being a part of cooperate worship was the example income households. All housing vealed. Perhaps heaven is breaking into our present cir- It is also the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer that we echo
the the son of God, both fully human and fully divine gave us, how is it that units must be located in one of the cumstances as much as we will one day break into its. every Sunday morning, “Your kingdom come, your will
any of us can say, we don’t need to follow that example? If we talk about participating communities in the six To help us understand the Biblical concept of be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). We
the problems in the church today, and the hypocrites we meet there, are we county RHTF areas of Davis, Jeffer- heaven, a look back at the early church and a look at will talk more in the coming weeks on what happens to
forgetting about the church in Jesus’ day, and how it was those in authority son, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren the influences of the modern church can be most help- the soul between death and resurrection; but the hope of
of the church that had him crucified? We may say Sunday is our only day and Wapello. Participating cities in ful. The early Christians, because of their Jewish back- heaven for the early Christians (who were witnesses of
off. That tells me you haven’t gone to church any other day of the week, how Keokuk County, in addition to all ground, believed in God as creator and redeemer. That the risen Christ) was clearly that of the final act of Easter,
about spending an hour or two of your day off with the body of Christ, the rural areas of the county are Delta, belief was confirmed in the totally unexpected event of the re-creation, when God would make all things new.
church? Harper, Hayesville, Hedrick, Keota, Jesus’ resurrection. But they also looked forward eager- This is the final accomplishment of God’s great design,
I certainly know what it is like to be busy, having raised five children, I Ollie, Richland and Sigourney. ly to an event yet to come in which what began at Easter to defeat and abolish death forever. Heaven and earth, it
also know it is possible to get the family to church when the doors are open. Applications are accepted would be completed. What God did for Jesus on the first seems, are not after all poles apart, needing to be sepa-
I also know that some people have very good reasons for not being in church, through April 30 on a first-come, Easter Day, he has promised to do for each one who is in rated forever when all the children of heaven have been
health, handy-capping conditions and travel. These are not the folks I’m re- first-serve basis and are rated based Christ; each one indwelt by the Spirit of Christ. In much rescued from this wicked earth. Nor are they simply dif-
ferring to. I’m referring to the folks who never come, then tell me they don’t upon income eligibility, other match- of the western world’s version of Christianity, the influ- ferent ways of looking at the same thing. No, they are
have to follow the example Jesus set forth, or his teaching about how we are ing funds and availability of RHTF ence of Greek philosophy has been very evident. The radically different but made for each other in the same
all members of the body of Christ. These people who do not feel they need dollars. Calendar year 2011 projects church has embraced a theology that bears more resem- way as male and female. In Revelation, John sees the
to be attached to the body of Christ, how do they function? Worse yet, how are awarded in May 2011. blance to Plato’s vision of souls entering a disembodied new Jerusalem coming from heaven to earth as a bride
does the church function if they are depriving us of the gifts and graces God The mission of the AHEAD spiritual bliss after death, than the Bible’s proclamation dressed in beauty for her husband (21:2). And when they
has given them? (Are we doing enough inviting?) RHTF is to improve the housing in of a new heaven and a new earth. In the last century, finally come together, that will be cause for rejoicing in
#2. People who tell me they will let their children decide for themselves the six-county region. The RHTF modernists and progressives have invaded the church in the same way that a wedding is: a sign that God’s cre-
when they are older whether they want to go to church or not. I have never applied for State Housing Trust America, by placing a different spin on life and death. ation is now complete; that love and not hate have the
understood how someone who has never been exposed to something can Funds in September 2010 with IFA They seem to say that we as a people have both right and last word in the universe. Then the living God will dwell
decide whether or not they want it. My mother made me try liver and beets announcing funding award in No- power to right the ship, and put us on a course to save with and among his people, filling the city with his life
several times before she excepted the fact that I don’t like them. My children vember 2010. During calendar year the world and ourselves at the same time. The modernist and love and pouring out grace and healing in the river
have never been served liver or beets by me. Nor do they ever order it when 2011, the RHTF expects to expend movement in the church supposes that the world can be- of life that flows from the new Jerusalem to the nations.
we go out to eat. Maybe someday they will try them, and like them, but I’m over $300,000 on housing projects. come everything we want it to be by working a bit harder This is our heavenly future, a future in which, under the
not going to be surprised if they don’t. Programs available now include and helping forward the great march into the glorious sovereign and wise rule of the creator God, decay and
Well, now that’s off my chest. I guessing there are a few results that may Rental Housing Repair, Owner-Oc- future. But disembodied souls floating about on a cloud death will be done away with and a new world is born;
occur due to this article. 1. Folks may remember the association they had cupied Rehabilitation and Owner- or a self-made social church is a poor trade off for the one which will stand to the present one as a mother to a
with the church in the past and say, “That’s right, I just got out of the habit,” Occupied URGENT Repair. Bible’s understanding of real hope. child. Our world needs neither abandonment nor evolu-
and come back. Welcome home. 2. Folks might get so angry over my judge- Additional information on the Things have not changed that much since the time tion. It needs redemption and renewal; and this is both
mentalism that it further severs their relationship with the church. Please AEAD RHTF and applications of Christ. In the early church there was a movement promised and guaranteed by the resurrection of Jesus
don’t allow me to do that to you. 3. People get so angry at me, they don’t forms/brochures are obtained on- known as Gnosticism. Gnosis is Greek for knowledge. from the dead. One day when George MacDonald, the
come to the churches I serve, but throng to the other churches in the commu- line at www.area15rpc.com/RHTF. The Gnostics believed the world was a dark and inferior great Scottish preacher and writer, was talking with his
nities, just to teach me a lesson. At least the other Pastor’s will be happy with Brochures and applications are also place, evil in its very existence. But certain people had son, the conversation turned to heaven and the prophets’
me. 4. The people presently attending church will begin inviting folks to be obtained at participating city halls special spiritual insights, gnosis they called it, that would version of the end of all things. “It seems too good to be
a part of the church, because we really are missing out by not receiving the and county courthouses. Contact in- enable them to enter a spiritual existence in which the true,” the son said at one point. A smile crossed Mac-
gifts and graces God has given to all the people God has created. formation for Keokuk County is as material world no longer counted. And having entered Donald’s whiskered face. “Nay,” he replied, “It is just
Remember, Easter is just around the corner. It is a great time for renewal. follows: that new world, through death, they would spend eternity so good it must be true!” Take heart my friends, this life
I hope to see you in church, somewhere. Keokuk County General Assistance there, in this other-world of spiritual bliss. It is amaz- is not the end. Heaven is real and God has a plan. God
ing how this train of thought has crept into the modern will care for the souls of the faithful until the final great
Thanks for reading
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Staff Spotlight Question of the Week!
By Heather Warch
THORNBURG - This week’s question of the week is “What is/was your
favorite cartoon character?” I went around to ask the students and staff of
Tri-County to see what they had to say.
12th Katie Krumm said, “Tommy Pickles.”
12th Maggie Sauer said, “Bugs Bunny.”
11th Teresa Ahlberg said, “Tommy Pickles.”
11th Jared DeKleine said, “Yosemite Sam.”
10th BreeAnna Warch said, “Elmo!”
10th Eli Schmidt said, “Pocahontas.”
9th Megan Garber said, “Lunette of the Big Comfy Couch.”
9th Austin Blythe said, “all the Rugrats!”
8th Brooke Glenn said, “Blues Clues!”
8th Hunter Adney said, “Stewie Griffen.”
7th Josh Edmundson said, “Buzz Lightyear.”
7th Jake Bombei said, “Snoopy.”
6th Abbey Hartwig said, “Caillou.”
1st Wesley Tomas said, “Givens off of Star Wars.”
Staff Mr. Ward said, “Dennis the Menace.”
Staff Sid Kitzman said, “Popeye!”
When I was growing up my favorite cartoon character was more than just
one, I loved the Animaniacs, Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. They always were
up to some mischief and getting in trouble. What was your favorite cartoon
character growing up?
Activities and Menu
By Zach Kitzman
Saturday April 2,
By Melody Fry Activities- Prom
THORNBURG - This week’s staff member in the spotlight is Jean Bick- Monday April 4,
meier, who is a Junior High and High School Paraeducator! I asked her some Breakfast- Breakfast Pizza
questions, and she superbly answered them. If you’re cool, then read this Lunch- Popcorn Chicken, Sandwich, Corn, Applesauce
article. If you’re not, then you should still read this article. Activties- Varsity golf TC hosts at Sigourney 4:15 p.m., 6:30 FFA Meeting
Q: How long have you been a Junior High and High School Paraeduca- Tuesday April 5,
tor? Breakfast- Breakfast Taco
A: 8 years. Lunch: Sausage Patty with Egg Sandwich, Potato Rounds, Rosy Apple-
Q: What’s the most memorable moment you’ve had since becoming Ju- sauce.
nior High and High School Paraeducator? Activities- Varsity Girls Track at Engilsh Valleys 5:00 p.m.
A: Coming to graduation every year and remembering the students that Wednesday April 6,
graduate. Breakfast- Toast and Cereal
Q: If a bear and a shark got in a fight, who would win? Lunch- Rotini, Garlic Toast, Green Beans, and Juice
A: A bear. Thursday April 7,
Q: What’s your favorite food, movie, song, and color? Breakfast- Waffle Sausage Patty
A: Lasagna; It’s A Wonderful Life; I’ll Fly Away; and Blue. Lunch- Hamburger with Bun, Potato Wedge, Mandarian Oranges By Maggie Sauer
Q: What was your favorite grade in school and why? Activities- Varsity Golf TC hosts at Sigourney 4:15 p.m., Varsity Girls Track THORNBURG – This week’s senior spotlight is on Jessica Sue Van Pat-
A: Senior year. It went by fast, I loved my French and Family and Con- at Eddyville 4:30 p.m., and Varsity Boys Track at Pekin 4:30 p.m. ten. Jessica is the daughter of Becky Droege and Gary Joe Van Patten. She
sumer Science classes. Friday April 8, is also stepdaughter to her “bonus mom”, Nancy. She is a sister to Cody,
Q: What are your hobbies? Breakfast- Breakfast Bagel Kendall, Sarah, Jake, Jasmine, and Mary.
A: Camping and crocheting. Lunch- Breaded Mozzarella Cheese Stick, Lettuce Salad, Peaches Jessica is very country and that reflects in her school activities which
Q: If you could be any animal, which would you be and why? Saturday April 9, 1A State Music Festival Solo and Ensemble include FFA- 3 years, 4-H- 9 years, Student Council- 1 year, Band- 1 year,
A: A panda bear. I love where they live and they’re cuddly. and Boxing- 4 years.
Q: If you didn’t choose being the Junior High and High School Paraedu-
cator, which other profession would you have chosen? Hey Tylyn Her favorites include such things as her mom’s sour-cream, chocolate-
chip cookies, and her dad’s chili, as food, the colors blue & yellow, watching
A: Geologist. football, and playing basketball. Some of her favorite things to do in her
Q: What’s your favorite sport, to play/watch? spare time include riding horses, hunting, and fishing. She also loves hanging
A: Basketball and baseball. out with her boyfriend, Caleb, and being with friends and family.
Q: What is your favorite four legged creature? Jessica’s most memorable moment of her high school career would prob-
A: My cat, Thomas. ably have to be at last year’s prom. Now, those who were at Grand March
Q: What is your favorite thing about being the Junior High and High might understand, but for those who weren’t, it was quite a surprise to see
School Paraeducator? Jessie show up in her prom dress, made of duct tape- camo, of course. She
A: I love working with the students and seeing all their accomplish- slowly got down those stairs, but she made it down the aisle. Of course,
ments. the dress didn’t last for much longer after that (quickly being replaced with
shorts and her prom shirt), but it was definitely remembered by all as most
Winter Sports Banquet creative.
Plans after high school for Jessica include attending Indian Hills in Cen-
terville for wildlife management and food plot. She plans to pursue three
By Austin Blythe
THORNBURG - On March 17 Tri-County High School held the winter degrees, as a possible triple major. In the future, if she had the option to go
sports banquet for the basketball cheerleaders, girls junior varsity and varsity anywhere and take anyone, she would go to England and take her mom.
basketball teams, and the boys junior varsity and varsity basketball teams. The advice she wants to leave with the underclassmen is, “Enjoy high
The basketball cheerleaders went first. Their coach, April Brown, handed school while you can because it does go by fast.” And to her classmates, she
out three letters to cheerleaders. Sarah Maxwell a senior, Jennifer Leer a said, “Good luck in the future!”
sophomore, and Morgan Duncan a sophomore. Jessica has a phobia about feet, hates when people smack their gum, and
The girls basketball team had nine girls who lettered varsity. Coach Keith secretly loves cooking and baking. She’s tiny, but a lot of fun, and she will be
Kiburz said a little bit about every girl on the team and handed out packets to remembered and missed by us all. Good luck in your future Jessica!
the girls who lettered and they are listed below.
Seniors: Taylor Bair, Tessa Shipley, Taylor Moore, Emily Steinke, and
Junior: Kacy Brumbaugh
Sophomores: Laura Steinke and Kylie Davis.
By DeNita Skinner
Freshman: Kristin Lundy THORNBURG – On Friday the 18th the sophomores had a pancake supper
The boys basketball team had 12 kids who lettered varsity. Coaches for the community. They served pancakes, little smokies, eggs, and drinks.
Mitch Christner and Jason Riffel handed out packets to the boys who lettered They all had different shifts so everyone worked very hard. They had awe-
starting with the freshman and ending with the senior. some door greeters and awesome servers. It looked like everyone who went
Senior: Colin Russell had a good time and loved the supper. The sophomores would like to thank
Juniors: Levi Ryals, William Corrick, and Adam Striegel everyone who donated and supported them. Keep up the good work sopho-
By Sara Gragg
Sophomores: Spencer Steinke, Tate Shipley, Dominick Coats WHAT CHEER - March’s high school student of the month is Tylyn Decker
Freshmen: Austin Blythe, Nick Watts, Lucas Ewing, Jon DeKoning, and
The food was great, and everything went well. There were a few laughs
in 11th grade. She’s 17, has 1 brother, Carter, and 2 sisters, Triston and Ta-
heton. Her mom is Stacy and her dad is Jesse. She has 2 pets; 1 dog and 1
rat, and her favorite one is her dog, Hooch. She was on the 3.0 honor roll last
and we appreciate everyone who came and brought food. semester. Her favorite color is green, favorite holiday is halloween, favorite By Megan Garber
season is fall, favorite candy is symphony chocolate, favorite class is inde- THORNBURG - When most people hear of the 3 R’s, they tend to think
Pancake Supper A Huge Success pendent art, and favorite animal is a tiger. Her favorite thing to do in her free
time is singing very obnoxiously. She doesn’t know why she was chosen as
of recycling, reusing, and reducing. On March 18th 3 different R’s were
introduced to Tri-County students from a guest speaker.These three R’s; re-
By Melody Fry
THORNBURG – Pancakes. What’s not to love about them?! That’s exactly student of the month. What she likes most about being student of the month silience, respect and responsibility, were used in hope to possibly open their
what the sophomores thought when they decided to have the second annual is “being noticed for all my hard work I do in school.” Congrats Tylyn for eyes to stretch themselves to become a better person.
Sophomore Pancake Supper. It was held in the Tri-County cafeteria on Fri- being student of the month! Just another assembly you may have heard in the hallways before 9:00
day, March 18th. At this supper, there were smokies, eggs, pancakes, and a.m. but after this assembly, students were thriving for more stories. “I’m
drinks. The drinks included chocolate milk and orange juice. I can honestly
say that the pancakes I had were some of the most delicious pancakes I have
ever eaten. And the smokies were scrumdiddlyocious! I didn’t have any
The Thriller of Track not here to give you guys another lecture and bore you guys until you fall
asleep, that’s not my goal, my goal here, is to get you to learn from what I
have to say.” This was quoted from guest speaker, Craig Hillier, who came
all the way from Minnesota to speak to the small school of Tri-County. The
eggs....I don’t like eggs. I also had a glass of orange juice. It was orangeli-
cious. When I was there, I was one of the only people present. I left pretty assembly started off with a bang by having a small game called “Guess That
early, because I wanted to miss the crowd of people that was sure to come in Motion Picture” and the students who guessed it correctly and the fastest,
later. I heard that there was a pretty good turnout! I’m sure that there will be received a sticker that said “Stretch Yourself”. This really got the students
another pancake supper next year; if it’s as good as this year’s was, everyone involved in the assembly, where he then started telling his stories.
should go to it! Craig Hillier started off with the first r, resilience. His story about resil-
ience had to do with a skiing trip that he and his friends had been on. He told
Guest Speaker At Tri-County about his terrible skills and how he always “bounced back” and tried again.
He taught us that we need to bounce back from the hard situations and keep
By Tyler Parker our chins up.
THORNBURG - Friday, March 19, Tri-County had an assembly in the gym He then skipped to the second r, respect. To many people, the respect
where a guest speaker talked about the 3 R’s. The 3 R’s are Resilience, Re- stories really got to them. Craig’s stories started off about a freshman girl
spect, and Responsibility. Resilience meant that no matter how many times who had always been picked on. One day when the freshman class had to
you fail at something you have to keep trying to succeed. Respect means write about a disease, she told her classmates about the disease she had called
showing respect to other people even when they don’t deserve it. Responsi- lupus where her body grew at different speeds and her classmates from then
bility means being accountable for your own actions and not blaming others on treated her differently. The second story was about Tom, a man who stut-
for your own shortcomings. The 3 R’s are what is required to be successful By Taylor Bair tered, but was taught to always be nice to people no matter how they treated
in life and hopefully everyone at Tri-County will take his lessons to heart THORNBURG - A couple weeks ago, the boys and girls track teams of Tri- him. One day, even though he had always been bullied by this certain girl, he
and follow them. County started practicing for the season. Each team has a good group of kids helped her with the printing-press, something he was very good at. It taught
and will do very well this year. In track you have the fast kids who run the everyone to be nice no matter how you’re treated. That girl was never mean
Word of the Week
By Maggie Sauer
short distances like the 100 and 200 or have the relay teams of the 4x100 or
4x200. Then you have the long distance runners who can run the mile and
two miles. But you also have the field event kids. The field events are the
long jump, high jump, hurdles, shot put and discus. Whatever the event, each
to him again. The last story was about a boy who was paralyzed and in a
wheelchair but was in love with Nascar racing. His junior classmates raised
enough money to buy him 4 tickets to a Nascar race, a day that changed his
es-chew trans. verb athelete works hard all season to try and make state or even the Drake Re- The last r, responsibility took us on an adventure into his own life about
To shun; to avoid lays. So with the track season kicking off, I decided to see what the favorite his family. Craig told us about how his kids are going to have to be respon-
events were to some of the students at Tri-County. You can find the answers sible one day. His kid’s decisions are going to reflect the rest of their lives,
Produced by Tri-County located on the graph. like the choice of putting on their seatbelts, or what they send through a text
Thanks for reading
message, and even when they have children. Not only did Craig tell these
Publications Class! Thank you
stories and drag them on and on, but he put fun into them, such as games like
clapping and humorous ideas of telling his stories.
Craig really had an emotional effect on some students at Tri-County and
for reading the Trojan Tribune. The Trojan Tribune!
hopefully motivated them to stretch themselves, a little more than what they
What Cheer Paper Community March 24, 2011 7
Trojan Tribune Continued Night Prairie Burn Scheduled
Basketball, Cheerleading, Food, Yum
by Emilee Hynick
Outside Iowa at Russell Wildlife Area
If you think a prairie fire is impressive, then you should see one at night!
THORNBURG - March 18th the high school had a winter sports ban- By: Thomas Allen, professional outdoor writer, photographer, videogra- On Friday, April 1, come out to the Mahaska County Conservation Board’s
quet. The girls and boys basketball players were awarded with a folder of pher, and outdoor talk radio show host. Email: email@example.com Russell Wildlife Area from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. to observe a controlled burn
certificates. Before it was all over they had a supper. The basketball play- near the conservation center. You will learn about prairie management tech-
ers brought the main dishes, the cheerleaders brought the desserts, and the niques and how to safely conduct a burn on your own prairie or CRP acres.
coaches brought the beverages. The first people to eat were the players. After All ages are welcome. Note: This program may be cancelled if conditions
they had their food and were seated the parents got their food. The food was are too wet or windy to burn. Call (641)673-9327 or (641)895-7582 if the
great and there was plenty for everyone! No one went home with an empty weather is questionable.
stomach! The Russell Wildlife Area is located 4 miles north of Oskaloosa on Hwy.
After everyone was pretty much done eating they started handing out 63 and one mile east on 200th Street.
awards. April Brown (the cheerleading coach) handed out the first awards to
the cheerleaders. She gave them all an award and praised every single one.
Recycling Presentation from
Next was Coach Keith Kiburz and Assistant Coach Codi Workman.
Coach Kiburz called all of the girls out one by one and praised every single Mahaska County Master Gardners
one of them with something that they were good at and shared it with all of For decades now we’ve been creating waste and dumping it into the
the parents. environment without realizing the damage it is causing to all living beings
Coach Mitch Christner and the Assistant Coach Jason Riffel were last on around us. Lately, efforts have begun to promote recycling. With recycling,
the agenda. They called them up by classes. Everyone left with an award, a a substantial portion of our waste can be broken down into the original ele-
smile, and a full stomach! ments and be used to produce new materials. By doing this, we reduces the
waste we discard into the environment and conserve raw materials.
Mahaska County Master Gardeners will host an opportunity to learn
Tri-County Rocks Out At School about the recycling efforts in Mahaska County by hosting Recycle Midwest
on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 pm.
By Jessika Steen
THORNBURG - On Thursday, March 24th 2011, Tri-County High The presentation will be at the Mahaska County Extension Office Audi-
School hosted a variety show. Many people performed and there was defi- Turk Scouting 101 torium. There is no cost to attend this program, and it is open to the public.
For more information about this or other horticulture programs, calling the
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From The Desk Of
Representative De Boef
Agree or Not to Agree: That is the question.
S u n d a y, Tax Code does not allow this and depreciation must be
March 20th, spread over ten years. At the present time Iowans must
marked the 70th file two depreciation schedules when addressing their
day of our short- equipment. This bill will allow for just one schedule,
ened 100-day making tax returns much less complicated.
session. The With coupling, Iowa would treat depreciation in the same
next 30 days manner as federal law. This would be a huge benefit to
will be busy those Iowans who would make major purchases for their
ones, to say farms and businesses. Other advantages Iowans would
the least. Bills receive from coupling would be repealing the limits on
are being ex- itemized deductions, increase the income threshold for
changed by both student loan interest, higher allowable expenses for child
houses which will need to be agreed upon if they are to and dependent care credits, maintain a higher threshold
be sent to the governor for his approval. While the end and allow a phase-in for those who qualify for the earned
of session is in sight, the Republican-controlled House income tax credit and other smaller benefits.
and the Democratic-controlled Senate are miles apart on One of the areas of contention in this bill is the Sen-
appropriations and must-do bills. ate’s proposal to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit
Floor action has been at a snail’s pace in either house (EITC) from seven percent to ten percent. Low and some
on the budget bills. We received our first Senate budget middle-class income Iowans receive a federal credit on
bills yesterday. They are bills that we are basically in their income. The amount of credit depends upon the
agreement with so they will require little debate. number of children in the family. At the present time,
One problem that these bills have is that they only families without children would receive a $457 federal
address the coming fiscal year. The governor and the credit, and families with three or more children would
House Majority have agreed to begin budgeting on a bi- receive $5,666. If the income taxes do not utilize all of
ennial basis. That means that our budgets must address the credit, a check is issued for the difference in the form
two years instead of just one, as we have done in the past. of a refund.
The Senate has yet to recognize and agree with us on this Iowa’s share of the EITC is set at seven percent of the
issue. If we cannot find agreement with the Senate on total federal tax credit. A couple with no children would
biennial budgeting, perhaps we may send the appropria- receive $31.99, while a family of three or more chil-
tion bills back to the Senate and the governor could send dren would receive $396.62. The same policy applies if
a strong message by vetoing the bills and requesting the the credits are not completely utilized up by their Iowa
Senate to strongly consider this new budgeting method. income tax obligations. The difference is returned by
The Legislature was notified of the release of the first check.
redistricting plan on March 31st, by the Legislature was The Democratic Senate would like to raise the in-
notified of the release of the first redistricting plan on come tax credit from seven to ten percent. The House, at
March 31st, by the Legislature Services Agency (LSA). the present time, is opposed to this.
Public hearing on the proposed plan must be held fol- The Republican House feels very strongly about
lowing the release. Two weeks must pass before the their proposal to create a Tax Payers First Fund. This
Legislature will be able to vote on it. All This will take fund would return the ending balance of the previous
Republican Women of Iowa Visits State Capitol time from needed legislation. I predict many late nights
lie ahead spent in debate.
year back to the tax payer in an as-of-yet unidentified
method. The logic behind this that the ending balance
Republican Women of Iowa visited the Capitol recently. They met with Reps. Renee Schulte (R-Cedar Meanwhile the House and Senate are meeting in con- is one-time money, and should not be used for ongoing
Rapids), Kim Pearson (R-Pleasant Hill), Mary Ann Hanusa (R-Council Bluffs), Betty De Boef (R-What ference trying to find agreement on Senate File 209. This expenditure. Senate Democrats are opposed to this.
Cheer), Dawn Pettengill (R-Mt. Auburn). is a bill that combines supplemental funding that would So here we are with the Legislature’s first major
backfill some of the effects of Governor Culver’s budget
Thanks for reading
They are pictured here in the House Chamber. piece of legislation. The outcome could prove to be very
cuts, with changes in tax and budget policies that would beneficial to all Iowans. Both sides are miles apart. With-
affect almost all Iowans. out agreement, an opportunity to move forward making
Additional monies would be provided for community life better for all could be lost.
colleges, Department of Corrections, indigent defense, Visitors at the capitol this week: Joe & Michele
the What Cheer the Iowa State Highway Patrol, Department of Health
(addictive disorders, community capacity, healthy aging,
health, children and families and infectious diseases),
and DHS to restore cuts to our mental health institutions.
Armstrong with their children Ashley & Amanda with
NICHE, a homeschool group of Poweshiek Co & Jor-
dan Linschild with Teen Pact. Keokuk Co. Supervisors
– Deke Wood, and Mike Hadley. Supervisors from Iowa
The monetary total of the supplemental is $45.7 million County - Ray Garringer, & Vicky Pope and husband Le-
dollars. Roy. Iowa Co. Auditor Kim Tanke. Chelsea Miller with
The bill also proposes a change in Iowa’s tax policy. the University of Northern Iowa & Allison Momany
The proposal would couple Iowa and the Federal Tax with the University of Iowa.
Deadline for the Code so that the benefits in the Federal Code would be
shared by Iowans. For instance, the biggest impact would
Question of the week: Do you support spending the
ending balance as of July 1 any fiscal year, or returning it
What Cheer be in the application of “accelerated depreciation.” Fed-
eral law gives you the option of applying accelerated
to the taxpayer?
I am always happy to deal with any requests you may
Homeschoolers Visits State Capitol Paper in depreciation when purchasing equipment. The purchase
in reality is treated almost as an expense, allowing you
have or any input you may offer! Please contact me at
515-281-3221 or email@example.com.
Montezuma homeschoolers visited the Capitol this week and met
with Rep. Betty De Boef (R-What Cheer). no later to deduct the total purchase in one year. Present Iowa
Pictured from left to right are Amanda Armstrong, Michele Arm-
strong, Rep. De Boef, Joe Armstrong, and Ashley Armstrong.
than 2:00 p.m. Poweshiek County Pioneer Cemetery Commission
Fridays for display Join us for a cemetery restoration program hosted by the
Poweshiek County Pioneer Cemetery Commission and
was featured on RFD America. During the lecture he will
provide a restoration display, Powerpoint presentation,
Property Tax Credit May
ads and noon
SAPIC (State Association for Preserving Iowa Cemeter- National Park Service video demonstrating dowsing as
Help Elderly and Disabled
ies). The program, April 9, 2011 will be from 1 to 4 p.m. a tool to locate unmarked graves, and answer questions.
and held at the Deep River Community Center, Deep John also encourages the audience to participate during
Each year Iowans who are elderly or have a disability may be able to
on Monday for River, IA. Our speaker John Heider will share his knowl- the program. Participants will receive a 75 page informa-
edge of restoring rural historical cemeteries. John, a re- tional booklet. Seating is limited and registration and fee
benefit from property tax credits on their home or rent reimbursement on
their apartment or mobile home lot rent. These programs are based on your
classifieds. tired educator, travels throughout the Midwest teaching is required. Contact Vera Heck at firstname.lastname@example.org or
cemetery restoration. He is a recipient of national and 319-685-4366.
annual household income for 2010. Household income includes social secu- email@example.com state awards, appeared in a university documentary and
rity, wages, pension and interest for everyone living in the same household.
9th Annual Spring Consignment Machinery Auction
If you get a rent subsidy, the amount of your subsidy is also counted as
income. USED MOWERS
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Remember, you must apply each year for these programs.
Saturday, April 2 – 10:00 a.m.
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you can apply for the property tax credit. If you live in a nursing home and Stihl Chain Saws
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tr3975 Hwy. 14I9nc
gal. plastic tank w/ pump; IH end gate seeder; wagon w/ hoist; small rotary hoe; 5ft. landscape rake; 200 gal. water
2270 or 1-800-642-6522. wagon; small hayrack; heavy 3pt. 8ft. blade; IH 7ft. blade; Land Pride 3pt soil pulverizer.
S 2 Hay & Mowing Equipment: JD SB1107 sickle bar mower; IH side delivery rake; JD MX6 rotary cutter; 6ft. Woods
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o 5 9 brush cutter; 15ft. Land Pride batwing mower; hay racks; Artsway 180A stalk chopper; 6ft. brush cutter; JD tandem
axle chopper wagon.
Misc.: (2) hydraulic cylinders; (2) 50ft. Kewanee elevators; anhydrous bar; anhydrous knives and openers; large
Sale of Surplus Materials From Keokuk County Yards poly tank – had water only; pump tank; Leer pickup topper; new fender for Ford Jubilee. (1) 5ft. x 30in. stainless
steel table; (1) 6ft. x 30in. stainless steel table; (1) 4ft. x 30in. stainless steel table.
Sale at County Yards Shop Equipment: New Porter cable 60 gal. air compressor; new parts washer; new sand blaster; Craftsman miter
East Edge of Sigourney on Highway 92 saw; Craftsman bench top drill press; Craftsman bench top 10” band saw; Craftsman bench top sander; Dremel
1301 E. Jackson St., Sigourney, IA Hwy. 149 S., Sigourney bench top scroll saw; metal band saw; Grizzly 18” band saw; misc. power tools, bench tools; shelving; 16x20 over-
Items will be sold to the highest bidders. Buyer assumes all responsibility 641-622-2159 head garage door – not insulated.
for their purchase. Lawn Mowers & 4-Wheelers: Cub Cadet 1050 riding mower, 50” cut, 66 hrs, new in 2009; Cub Cadet Hydro 2550
★ Auto and Truck Repair
Wednesday, April 20
riding mower, 50” cut, 230 hrs, new in 2007; JD L118 riding mower; JD LX 276 riding mower; JD LX 172 riding
★ Federal Truck Inspection mower; 3pt. 5ft. finish mower; Kawasaki 4-wheeler.
★ Welding Livestock Equipment: Apache 7x20 hay trailer; ground driven manure spreader in good condition; (10) corral
Beginning at 10:00 A.M. ★ Authorized Dealer For: panels; (3) wood feed bunks; misc. hay rings – some heavy duty; railroad ties; bridge planks; water tanks; calf
3” & 4” Treated Bridge Planks Snapper • Dixon • Briggs & Stratton
Various office equipment puller, (3) electrical fencers; several steel post; misc. gates; misc. hog and cattle panels.
Wood Bridge Piling (various lengths) (various lengths) Vehicles & Trailers & Boat: 2000 Mack truck, Vision 460 motor, 13-speed Eaton transmission, new tire, new
Tecumseh Engines • Dolmar Saws
Corrugated Metal Pipes 3 - Stihl Chainsaws (Model MS260Pro) Stihl Saws & Trimmers
clutch, Rig Master, air slide 5th wheel; 1988 Ford F250 4x4 regular cab, 134,000 miles, 351 motor; 2001 Ford
Weed Eaters Tool Box Ranger; 2001 Dodge ¾ ton 4x4 diesel, auto, extended cab, 160,000 miles, new bale spear in back; 1986 Ford F800
ALL MATERIALS LISTED ABOVE ARE USED diesel truck w/ snow blade and dump box; 2004 Pontiac Montana mini-van, 167,000 miles, leather, captain chairs;
1988 16ft. car trailer with tool box and tire rack; 1998 18ft. Mac-Lander flatbed trailer, bumper hitch; 1988 Maxam
Numerous Other Items Added by Sale Day 16ft. boat, 85hp Force outboard motor, new floor and carpet.
TERMS: Cash. No property removed from yards until settled for. Number system will be
TERMS: Cash or check w/ I.D. Positive I.D. required to receive a bid number. Not responsible for accidents or
used. Positive ID required. Announcements made on sale day take precedence over
prior advertising. Property purchased must be removed by 3:00 p.m., April 21, 2011. in case of theft. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material. List subject to change.
County assistance to load heavy items available Wednesday afternoon, April 20 and
Electrical Contractor Auctioneer’s Note: We have a nice line-up of machinery and equipment already consigned. This sale bill was
Thursday, April 21, before 3:00 p.m. Residential • Commercial • Farm written 2 weeks in advance. Expect many more consignments by sale time. We will take consignments up until
the day of the sale. Equipment can be brought in Tuesday, March 29 – Friday, April 1 from 8 AM- 5 PM. Lunch by
Keokuk County, Iowa, Owner Serving All of Mike’s Grilling.
SAle ConduCted by:
Sale Conducted By Keokuk County Abell Auction & Real estate Sieren Auction Company
Abell Auction & Real Estate, LLC Doug Witzenburg Justin Abell, Sigourney, IA Randy Sieren, Fremont, IA
Justin Abell • Sigourney, IA 641-660-8048 C or 641-622-3181 H 641-777-9039 C or 641-933-4832 H
Cell 641-660-8048 • Office 641-622-2071 515-494-7563 www.abellauction.com www.tsauction.net
What Cheer Paper Community March 31, 2011 9
2011 Spring Soccer Teams
It’s time again for area children K-1 League Team Orabs, coached by Todd 4th, 5th & 6th Grade League
AHEAD Regional Housing
Trust Fund accepting Applications
to take the field with the Sigourney Team Stingrays, coached by McCoid and Heather Power is spon- Team Cyclones, coached by
Soccer League and director, Alan Mary Abrahamson is sponsored by sored by Casey’s General Store and Kyle and Staci Arduser is sponsored The AHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund (RHTF) has been awarded
Sellers has released the team assign- Arnolds Motor Supply and wear the wear the orange and black uniforms. by Powell Funeral Home and wear funds from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) and is accepting applications
ments for the 2011 spring soccer royal blue and metallic gold uni- 1. Carter McCoid the red and gold uniforms. for housing rehabilitation/improvement projects. Applicants can be low-to-
season. Children from Sigourney, forms. 2. Reagan Power 1. Sebastian Arduser moderate income homeowners, or non-profit/for–profit organizations pro-
Keota and Tri-County school dis- 1. Peyton Leathers 3. Jackson Droz 2. Nicholas Goad viding affordable rental housing to low-to-moderate income households. All
tricts were eligible to participate 2. Lynnae Abrahamson 4. Dominic Bensmiller 3. Bryan Carroll housing units must be located in one of the participating communities in the
in the league with volunteer parent 3. Joel Goldman 5. Ethan Shifflett 4. Alexander Gann six county RHTF areas of Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren
coaching and refereeing. 4. Cade Molyneux 6. Jayden Popejoy 5. Cale Jarmes and Wapello. Participating cities in Keokuk County, in addition to all ru-
Coaches are contacting players 5. Collin Mac Cready 7. Caitlin Smith 6. Ryleigh Leonard ral areas of the county are Delta, Harper, Hayesville, Hedrick, Keota, Ollie,
to begin practices and games com- 6. Hannah Alderson 8. Logan Pearson 7. Brooke Donald Richland, and Sigourney.
mence on Sat., April 9 (on the soc- 7. Lauren Molyneux 9. Talan Zickefoose 8. Tanner Halleran Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2011 on a first-come,
cer fields at the Sigourney Industrial 8. Eli Molyneux 10. DJ Minor 9. Ethan Kirby first-served basis and will be rated based upon income eligibility, other
Park (eastern edge of Sigourney, 9. Mason Harter 11. Kaylee Visser 10. Kennedy Seaba matching funds, and availability of RHTF dollars. Calendar year 2011 proj-
across from the Keokuk County 10. Ryleigh VanDenHeuvel 2nd & 3rd Grade League 11. Madysen Leonard ects will be awarded in May 2011.
Expo). Team photos, taken by 11. Jaylynn Wenman Team Mudcats, coached by 12. Macie Leonard The mission of the AHEAD RHTF is to improve the housing in the six-
Seeley Photography, are scheduled Team Falcons, coached by Brian Bruce Hahn and Wally Wallerich 13. James Barnett county region. The RHTF applied for State Housing Trust Funds in Septem-
for Sun., March 27 at the Sigourney Sereg and Tom Hadley is sponsored is sponsored by Pizza Ranch and 14. Abbey Danowsky ber 2010 with IFA announcing funding award in November 2010. During
Elementary School in the commons by VFW/American Legion and wear wears the purple and metallic gold 15. Tanner Bos calendar year 2011, the RHTF expects to expend over $ 300,000 on housing
area (enter through west doors). the red and black uniforms. uniforms. Team Storm, coached by Jeff projects. Programs available now include Rental Housing Repair, Owner-
Pre-K League 1. Gavin Sereg 1. Liberty Hahn Follman and Daniel Waechter is Occupied Rehabilitation, and Owner-Occupied URGENT Repair.
Team Blue Jays, coached by 2. Zach Hadley 2. Carter Wallerich sponsored by Seeley Photography Additional information on the AHEAD RHTF and application forms/
Robin Weber and Sara Bruns is 3. Sean Carroll 3. Ricky Danowsky and wear the Carolina blue and brochures can be obtained online at www.area15rpc.com/RHTF. Brochures
sponsored by Keokuk County Health 4. Payton Hammes 4. Paul Montgomery white uniforms. and applications can also be obtained at participating city halls and county
Center and wear the royal blue and 5. Emma Adrian 5. Patrick Clarahan 1. Dustin Haines courthouses. Contact information for Keokuk County is as follows:
white uniforms. 6. Rochelle Guitierrez 6. Jakoby Williams 2. Cole Weber Keokuk County General Assistance
1. Cain Weber 7. Addison Baumert 7. Ben House 3. Tristan Bell Attn: RHTF Committee
2. Isaac Bruns 8. Matthew Brainard 8. Payton Schauf 4. Trey Shafranek 101 South Main Street
3. Caiden Ingham 9. Leah Smith 9. Brianna Moore 5. Brett Striegel Sigourney, Iowa 52591
4. Drew Dobbins 10. Macy Fisch 10. Joshua Mohr 6. Maddie Schwenke Ph: 641-622-2383
5. Seth Kracht Team Krushers, coached by 11. Jacob Hartwig 7. Lainey Graff
6. Xander Bell Mary DeWeese and Annette Bell is 12. Madeline Overton 8. Bryson Smothers
7. Lana Smith sponsored by K&L Foods and wear 13. Megan Wedgewood 9. Johnathon Klett
8. Ella Haines the purple and metallic gold uni- 14. Sophie Wallerich 10. Luke House
9. Chelsey Pfannebecker forms. Team Toros, coached by Matt 11. Madison Schauf
10. Lyla Smothers 1. Ty Shafranek Ives and Chyna Humbird is spon- 12. Sydney Striegel
Team Stars, coached by Stacy 2. Halle Garringer sored by Keokuk County Health 13. Avery Moore
Roethler and Amy Molyneux is 3. Colten Clarahan Center and wear the cherry red and 14. Paige Smithart
sponsored by STI and wear the Irish 4. Anthony Westendorf metallic silver uniforms. 15. Allison Schroeder
green and metallic gold uniforms. 5. Grant Garman 1. Jake Ives Team Sting, coached by Christel
1. Reid Molyneux 6. Sophie Whitmore 2. Maltese Thomas Ives and Kevin Redlinger is spon-
2. Garrett Roethler 7. Claire Svenby 3. Brock Halleran sored by Sigourney BP and wear the
3. Mason Clarahan 8. Isabelle Ireland 4. Eric Johnson safety green and purple uniforms.
4. Billie Kindred 9. Zack Ives 5. Trent Hendricks 1. Nick Ives
5. Tanner Waterhouse 10. Caleb Waterhouse 6. Mason Barnhart 2. Bailey Redlinger
6. Darby Mitchell 11. Courtney Hemsley 7. Taylor Conrad 3. Merrick McRunnels
7. Jassica Graff Team Tornadoes, coached by 8. Joe Swaustrom 4. Ian TerFehn
8. Josephine Moore Jesse Hornback and Brent Gilliland 9. Tyler Waterhouse 5. Keaton Dillon
9. Carly Goodwin is sponsored by Keokuk County 10. Makenna Minor 6. Austin Waterhouse
10. Dylan Renner Health Center and wear the gold and 11. Chase Kindred 7. Parker Stevens
Team Midgets, coached by Tasha black uniforms. 12. Zoe Hahn 8. Gavin Pollock
Ingle and Tony Ingle is sponsored by 1. Madelynn Hornback 13. Kaylee Weber 9. Madison McNurlen
MidWestOne Bank and wear the 2. Emma Gilliland 14. Jenna Jaeger 10. Turner Klein Some dads take a break from twirling with their daughters to chat.
cherry red and white uniforms.
1. Aaliyah Ingle
2. Gabe Cavanaugh
3. Justin Graff
4. Zach Smithart
5. Aidan Schuster
Team Strikers, coached by Kevin
Redlinger and Brian Sereg is spon-
sored by Powell Funeral Home and
11. Gracie McHugh
12. Megan Montgomery
13. Eric Meiners
Fathers and Daughters Attend Dance
3. Adrien Cowan 6. Madison Richard wear the safety orange and black 14. Alec Schuster
4. Izaack Smith 7. Dan McLaughlin uniforms. Team Green Machine, coached
5. Jacob Moore 8. Clay Morse 1. Dylan Sereg by Neil Kracht and Lee Crawford
6. Ashton Schwab 9. Evan Striegel 2. Natalie Redlinger is sponsored by Amy’s Salon House
7. Daelin Nettles 10. Taylor Garman 3. Corinne Donald & Spa and wear the kelly green and
8. Amiya Smallwood 11. Nicole Clarahan 4. Christopher Barnett metallic silver uniforms.
9. Janna Popejoy Team Comets, coached by 5. Ty Sieren 1. Zane Kracht
10. Makenna Tinnes Shannon Webb and Mary Weber is 6. Dawson Baumert 2. Tyler Crawford
Team Gizmos, coached by Alan sponsored by Keokuk County State 7. Hunter Schwab 3. Mac Conrad
Sellers and Boyd Glandon is spon- Bank and wear the black and metal- 8. Addison Swanson 4. Jesse Fritz
sored by Subway and wear the pur- lic gold uniforms. 9. Bailey Baumert 5. Carson Crawford
ple and metallic silver uniforms. 1. Zoe Webb 10. Alex Dobbins 6. Brandt Molyneux
1. Krista Sellers 2. Madelyn Weber 11. Mason Moore 7. Aydan Bos
2. Nile Glandon 3. Tristen Tinnes 12. Colton Schwab 8. Karmen Knipfer
3. Ian Williams 4. Cade Streigle 13. Sidney Morse 9. Savannah White
4. Kale Clarahan 5. Levi Crawford 14. Alexis Bringman 1. Warren Williams
5. Remington Cave 6. Emma Witzenburg Team Thunder, coached by 11. Logan Abrahamson
6. Brock Alderson 7. Taylor Kindred Kelsey Dyson and Pearl Hammes 12. Hailey Ingham
7. Kimberly Clarahan 8. Cole Clarahan is sponsored by Hickenbottom & 13. Leah Carter
8. Miranda Ayers 9. Carsin Kindred Bowers Construction Ltd. and wear 14. Riley Danner
9. Chloe Landtiser-Van Ee 10. Cole Kinred the gold and black uniforms. 15. Sierra Green
10. Brady Clark 11. Aiden Conrad 1. Noel Garringer
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10 March 31, 2011 Community What Cheer Paper
Shipley Warns of Lightning
Rod Scam in County
Home spring seasons. There are others --
improvement driveway sealing, barn painting and
scams are roofing.
nothing new Shipley said there seems to be
to the Keokuk a pattern among the scam artists.
County Sheriff’s “They usually target the elderly and
Department. we just want to remind people if
Sheriff Jeff they need something like this done
Shipley’s seen many of the scams and if it sounds too good to be true,
before during his years as a law usually it is. Local contractors can
enforcement officer. The latest take care of your driveway and
local home improvement scam to lightning rod needs rather than
resurface came in this month in the someone coming to you out of the
county. blue you don’t know,” he explained.
Shipley said the incident is under Shipley said residents do need
investigation and ‘informational’ to be aware of this potential crime.
literature was left at the residence. “We just want to remind all the
Fortunately, in this case, the resident citizens there are people out there
didn’t fall for the ploy and didn’t whom are not reputable and are into
purchase lightning rods to protect home improvement frauds and this
their home from unforeseeable is the time of the year it seems they
damage by Mother Nature. always come back around,” Shipley
“No money changed hands, stressed. “They will usually always
but it seems like it’s always in come and approach the citizen,
the spring and late summer of rather than the citizen looking for
the year when we do have home someone to do the job.”
improvement people out traveling The sheriff also pointed out
through the county,” Shipley said. home improvement fraud is a crime
“The individual they approached which can be classed anywhere
wasn’t interested, so I really don’t from a simple misdemeanor to a
have that much information about class C felony -- depending on the
what they were trying to do.” amount of money changing hands
Shipley said the lightning rod
scam is one of many common
and the circumstances by which the
act is committed.
2011 Miss Jen’s Twinkle Toes
ones during the late summer and
Front Row-Lily Randall, Alyssa Conrad, Gracie Henningsen, Graci Coble, Grace Randall
Don’t Let Scammers Play Their Game 2nd Row-Chelsey Pfannebecker, Josephine Moore, Emma Pierce, Raegan Molyneux, Autumn Belvel, Ellie Berg, Jaidlyn Rugg
3rd Row-Ellie Yates, Hannah Hanselman, Sadie McKain, Tessa Fisher, Addison Yates
On Mon., March 14, the Ottumwa 2. Don’t be pressured to make an Back Row-Courtney Hemsley, Brookelyn Hemsley, Macy Schmidt, Lynnae Abrahamson, Zoe Webb, Ryleigh VanDenHeuvel
Police Department received infor- immediate decision.
mation telephone scammers were 3. Don’t give credit card, check-
making calls to area residents. In ing account or Social Security num-
two instances, the caller advised the ber to unknown callers.
potential victim their grandson call- 4. Don’t pay for something
ing for money to be bonded out of merely for a “free gift.”
jail in Madrid, Spain. 5. Get all information in writing
The scammer instructed the vic- before agree to buy.
tim to send the money via wire 6. Don’t invest money with an
transfer. Fortunately, the two poten- unknown caller who insists on an
tial victims were tipped off about immediate decision.
the scam by bank employees as they 7. Don’t agree to any offer where
were preparing to withdrawal the a “registration” or “shipping fee” is
cash. This is one of many scams per- required to receive a prize or a gift.
petrated on unsuspecting citizens, 8. Beware of offers to “help”
especially the elderly. Below is a list recover money previously lost. Be
of suggestions when dealing with wary of callers saying they are law
telephone solicitors: enforcement officers who will help
1. Always make sure to confirm get money back “for a fee.”
the identity of the person on the tele- 9. Don’t be afraid to say “no
phone. thanks” and hang up the phone. April showers
Thank you for are right around
reading the WCP!! the corner!
2011 Miss Jen’s Dancing Feet
Front Row: Emma Miover, Mikayla Hoover
Back Row: Abbey Hartwig, Hannah Miover, Leah Carter
Not Pictured: Emma Deucore, Stevie Reed
2011 Miss Jen’s Tiny Toes
Front Row: Bridget Fisher, Natalie Redlinger
Middle Row: Miah Foubert, Emma Gilliland, Sophie Whitmore, Madelynn Hornback, Paige Danner
Back Row: Jennah Thomas, Reace Thomas, Hannah Alderson, Lauren Molyneux