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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.

                                                                                What Cheer
                                                                                First Show at
                                                                                Opera House
                                                                                    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
                                                                                plays trumpet.

                                                                                Ride Tickets
                                                                                on Sale Now
                                                                                                     D & B Amuse-
                                                                                                     ments will re-
                                                                                                     turn to the mid-
                                                                                                     way of 123rd
                                                                                                     annual Keokuk
Final Big Bingo                                                                                      County Fair in
                                                                                                     What Cheer on

Winner Until Fair Time
                                                                                                     July 8, 9, & 10.
                                                                                                     Advanced carni-
                                                                                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,                      
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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Callahan and Paul F. Callahan to Aaron Shipley, WC-                                                                                    tients. One out of every five people
                                                                                                                                                                                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
    Gloria Bestland and Gloria J. Bestland and Harold E.                                        Send your WC News to
Enlow and Harold Enlow and Harold Eugene Enlow and                                                                                                                              April 11 ~ TC Track (B/G) at Lone Tree 4:45
Gloria Bestland, POA to C D E LLC, 22-77-10.                                                    Pastor Dick and Jane Larson spent Thursday and Friday in Des Moines                       ~ TC Golf vs. BGM, NM at New Sharon @ 4:15
    Wells Fargo Financial Iowa 3 Inc. to Gloria J. Best-                                        where they visited with other family members their new great grandson,          April 14 ~ TC Varsity Golf vs. Lynnville-Sully at Sully at 4:15
land, 26-77-11.                                                                                 Samuel Aaron Aeschliman at Mercy Hospital. He is the first born son of           ~TC Varsity Track Girls at Pekin at 4:30
    Clayton H. Crill and Christine J. Crill to C. John Crill                                    Jon and Heather Aeschliman of Des Moines and grandson of Joe and Christy
                                                                                                Aeschliman of West Des Moines and Aaron and Pat Fosnight of Wichita,            April 15 ~ TC Varsity Golf Iowa Valley Tourn. (B) at Marengo at 4:15
and Marilyn Crill, 32-76-13.                                                                                                                                                      ~ TC Varsity Track Boys at Mid Prairie at 5:00
    Calvin R. Klein and Patricia E. Klein to Roger D.                                           Kansas. Little Sammy was born March 23 and weighed 8 lbs. 9 ounces.
                                                                                                Jane says, “Samuel Aaron sounds like a wonderful and powerful Old Testa-        April 16 ~ What Cheer City-wide Gargage Sales
Harrington and Carol Ann Harrington, 25-74-11.
    John W. Sieren, Est. to Verda T. Sieren, 16-75-10.                                          ment name.”                                                                     April 18 ~ TC JH Track (B/G) at Iowa Valley at 4:15
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                         Barnes City News                                                                         Ponderings                                                                Deep River News
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                         More Deep River News
                                                                                     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.

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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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Delta News
    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:
    Seven officers answered roll call with eight members present. The min-               Keokuk County                                                                                                    Share your Delta news: 641-624-2083
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.                                                        Cost: Children 4 and under: Free & General Admission: $10.00
                                                                                               ~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.
    Grandpa. We have been truly blessed to have                                                                                           1510 - 17th Ave. East
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Family of Leonard Van Patten
    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
      by the many beautiful cards, flowers, food,
     generous memorials, prayers and many acts                                          MAHASKA DRUG
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    of kindness. A special thank you to Reverend                                              COMMITTED TO A
                                                                                            HEALTHY COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                                   SUNDAYS 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.                                            Offering Hair Care for the Entire Family,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       plus Nail, Tanning and Waxing Services
       Vince Homan, Eric Coble and Bev Hatcher                                                                               A LARGE WIDE EASY-TO-USE

      at Harden Funeral Home, What Cheer Fire                                                                                  DRIVE-THRU                                                                     Open Tuesday thru Friday 9 to 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Evenings and Saturdays by appointment only
    and Rescue and the ladies of the What Cheer                                                                                 EASILY ACCESSIBLE

    Methodist Church. Your kindness will never be
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         4 March 31, 2011                                                                                                                               Legals                                                                                     What Cheer Paper
WCP Local Classifieds Keokuk Co.                                                                                                                                               Keokuk County Board of Supervisors                                                               Tri-County
                                                                                                                                                                                      Meeting and Claims                                                                       Public Notice
                                                                                                                               Jury Pool
              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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ABRAMS, DOYLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ABS FIRE EQUIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ADAMS, RAYMOND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BC INVESTMENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BOUSLOG, KEVIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BRAIN, DONALD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Notice OfESPR037553
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! 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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FOWLER, MIKE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           GENT, JOHN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HOUSE, GEORGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           KONE INC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           LANDERS, JEFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           POSTMASTER                      100.00
                                                                            .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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           RICE, JUNE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                          10 HOMES
Department of Management - Form S-PB-6
                                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                                                                               RURAL EMPLOY ALT                372.32   Walker to donate $300.00 to Trees Forever.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SIGOURNEY CLEANERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stating, “Slow – Children at Play” for the inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    section of Garfield and Railroad Street. Also
            Tri-County CSD                                                                                                                              SIDING or WINDOWS                                                  SIGOURNEY TRACTOR & IMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SINES, TRAVIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    discussed during the Mayor’s Report was the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    issue of putting a surcharge on the water bills to
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                                                                                                                                                          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.
                                                                                                                      Avg %
                                                                                                                                                      • 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THOMSON WEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                                            COMMUNITY WHOLESALE
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Capri Theatre
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
Transfers In
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
Total Resources
                                                                                                         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
Building Administration
Business Administration
                                                                                                            65,826                  Yamaha and Lifan Scooters                                                                 Keswick American
Plant Operation and Maintenance                 29                774,168              700,000             375,101
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                                                                                                                                                                         995           00
Student Transportation                          30                480,000              310,000             241,110
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*Total Support Services (lines 24-31)
                                                                                                           976,445     38.5%
                                                                                                                                                        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
Debt Service
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%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             641-295-0152. You
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                                                                                                                                                          
Ending Fund Balance
Total Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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
valuation)                                                        17.59873
                                                                                                                                     Fairfield • 641-472-5600 •                                            for flag disposal.                         Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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                 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
                                          Engagement                                3/26 35 26
                                                                                    3/27 39 18
                                                                                                                             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...

                  3 Districts Parish                                                Housing Trust
                                                                                                                             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          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

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                                                                                    Attn: RHTF Committee
                                                                                    101 South Main Street                    church. A massive assumption has been made in West-             day of new creation; the day when heaven and earth are
                                                                                    Sigourney, IA 52591                      ern Christianity that the purpose of being a Christian is       again as God intended them to be. And we will be the
                                                                                    Phone: 641-622-2383                      simply to get saved so you go to heaven when you die,           witnesses.

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                                                                                                                                   Preaching Good News                    Community Life Church                      White Oak Presbyterian
                                                                                                                                John & Pat DeBoef, pastors                          Barnes City                          Pastor: Hans Cornelder
                                                                                                                               4 blocks East of Opera House                    Phone: 641-664-5228                         Worship : 8:45 a.m.
                                                                                          Pump and                                 Phone: 641-634-2839                       Pastors Jim & Linda Sears                   Sunday School: 10 a.m.
                                                                                                                              E-mail:                    Sunday School 9-10
                                                                                          Plumbing                               Sunday, April 3: 9:30a.m.                   Worship 10 to 11:30 a.m.               St. Mary Catholic Church
                                                                                                                                     Coffee and donuts                      Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m.                     Sigourney
                                                                                      641-636-2021 • Keota, IA
              411 W. Jackson - Sigourney, Iowa 52591                                                                              10am Morning Worship
                                                                                                                               Monday, April 4: 7p Women’s                 Delta United Methodist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rev. Charles Fladung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rectory: 641-622-3426
                     TELEPHONES                                                      What Cheer                                  Bible Study on “Angels”                          Church                                Deacon: James Striegel
         641-622-3121 Office - 641-622-3502 Home                                                                             Coming up: “Laugh Your Way to a                   Pastor: Vince Homan                         Home: 634-2896
                                                                                     Opera House                                      Better Marriage”                       Church Services at 9 a.m.                  Parish Office: 622-2316
                                                                                           presents                                                                       Spring Feast Spaghetti Supper                  Prayer line: 622-2414
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 Due to an increase in census, we have an opening for a                                      Winds Band                              Rev. Vince Homan
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 CNA. Uniforms provided, double time on holidays, sick                                “Travel the World with Music”
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                                                                                      Sun., April 10                          “Surprised By Hope; Rethinking                 Pastor: Hans Cornelder                  Delta Christian Church
                                                                                                2:00 p.m.                     Heaven, the Ressurection, and the              Worship - 10 - 11 a.m.                   Henry Goetz, lay minister
                Sigourney Care Center                                                     Free will   Offering               Mission of the Church” is our Lent-             Sunday School 9-9:45                         108 West 3rd St.
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                              641-622-2971                                                                                    6:30 pm, and Sundays in Delta @              New Life Fellowship
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 ‘04 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury, 4.0, at, Dac, Lea., 3rD row, cD, 109K.             • Seamless                                             Church.                         3rd Saturday of month, 7 p.m.             April 3 – 4th Sunday in Lent
 ‘06 LincoLn town car Sig., 4.6, at, ac, tc, PLw, Lea., cD, Luxury riDe, 76K.                                                                                             “Praise all”, everyone invited.               Topic: Our All in One
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 ‘06 ForD F350 crew Lariat 4x4, 6.0, Moon rooF, Leather, 6 DiSc, 97K.               • Insulation
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 ‘07 chevy 1500 Lt crew Z71 4x4, 5.3, auto, tc, PLw, cD, 50K.                       • Seamless Gutter                                 641-433-0013 or                    Keswick - 8:30 a.m.& 6:00 p.m.
 ‘08 ForD eScaPe 4x4 xLt, 3.0, a, ac, tc, PLw, Mr, 6 DiSc, Lea., 86K.
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                                                                                                                                                                       Senior                       Spotlight
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
Shellbi Burdock.
    Junior: Kacy Brumbaugh
    Sophomores: Laura Steinke and Kylie Davis.
                                                                                                                                                                       Pancake Supper
                                                                                                                                                                       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
Skyler Purdy.
    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
                                                                                                                                                                       Stretching Yourself
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
                                                                                                                                                                       whole life.
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

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                                                                                                                                                                       message, and even when they have children. Not only did Craig tell these

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                                                                                                                                                                       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

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                                                                                                                                                                       hopefully motivated them to stretch themselves, a little more than what they
                                                                                                                                                                       normally do.
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             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:          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
nitely a variety of acts performed. To start off the show, the High School            I am so pumped for turkey season this year. I guess that’s always the case,
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                                                                                  but may it be a testament to my undying passion for the outdoors, each year
chorus, Travis Carruthers sang Broken by Seether while Jason Molyneux                                                                                                       tension Horticulturist at
                                                                                  my desire to hunt seems to strengthen! For me not much in life compares

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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
    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-
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giver related issues, please call us at Seneca Area Agency on Aging 641-682-
                                                                                              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.
                                                                                                    Kohler Engines
  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                                                                               
          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 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
       11. Kinnick Palmer                                                            2. Dallas Dyson
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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

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