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									EAGLE GROVE EAGLE                                                                                                                                                                             Thursday, March 10, 2011                          9

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Enjoy life the wRight way! Don’t be caught off guard:
                                                                                                                        Are you ready for severe weather?
                                                                                                                             This spring, be prepared for             “Right now, today, you can         your children. They need to know
                                                                                                                        severe weather and flooding! The        make sure you have flood insurance,        you will be there for them – even if
                                                                                                                        U.S. Department of Homeland            review flood safety tips from www.         it isn’t right away.
                                                                                                                        Security’s Federal Emergency           ready.gov and update your home or               Mitigation – It lessens the
                                                                                                                        Management Agency (FEMA)               business’s emergency plan.”               financial impact on individuals,
                                                                                                                        urges individuals and businesses            FEMA is urging all individuals       communities, and society as a
                                                                                                                        to plan ahead and take steps now       to take action today! Be ready            whole. For example, a recent study
                                                                                                                        to reduce the likelihood of storm-     to take care of yours’ and your           by the Multi-hazard Mitigation
                                                                                                                        related losses.                        family’s basic needs for at least         Council shows that each dollar
                                                                                                                             Midwesterners are all too         three days. These are some easy           spent on mitigation saves society
                                                                                                                        familiar with the devastating floods    and inexpensive ideas on how to           an average of four dollars. Simple
                                                                                                                        that ravage the region more often      prepare now; learn more at www.           steps like sealing exterior holes or
                                                                                                                        than any other type of disaster, as    ready.gov.                                installing a sewer backflow valve to
                                                                                                                        well as the tornadoes and high winds        Extra drinking water - Have          temporarily block drain pipes and
                                                                                                                        that frequent this portion of the      about one gallon per person per day       prevent sewage from backing up into
                                                                                                                        United States this time of year. Now   of water. Next time you are at the        the structure can save households
                                                                                                                        is the time for Iowans, Missourians,   store, buy a couple of extra cases,       money and headaches.           Learn
                                                                                                                        Kansans and Nebraskans (the four       then you can continue to easily           more about fortifying structures
                                                                                                                        states that comprise FEMA Region       rotate your supply to keep it fresh.      at the FEMA Region VII Web
                                                                                                                        VII) to consider the storms of               Food – Stock up on easy-to-         page (http://www.fema.gov/about/
                                                                                                                        recent years—before severe weather     prepare and store non-perishable          regions/regionvii/roadtorebuilding.
  We’re inviting your business to travel with us as we promote                                                          begins—and prepare now for the
                                                                                                                        inclement weather that may be just
                                                                                                                                                               food (e.g. dried fruits and nuts and
                                                                                                                                                               canned vegetables).
                                                                                                                                                                                                         shtm).
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Purchase Flood Insurance -
          Wright County events throughout the year!                                                                     around the corner.
                                                                                                                             In 2010 alone, all four states
                                                                                                                                                                    First aid kit – Gather basic
                                                                                                                                                               medical supplies that can help stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Be sure to consult with an agent and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         obtain coverage that is adequate for
   In cooperation with the Wright County Economical Development and Wright County Tourism Department, the               experienced the negative social        bleeding, prevent infection and           your home. If you already have
                                                                                                                        and economic impacts caused            assist with decontamination.              a policy, be sure to review it and
Eagle Grove Eagle will be putting together and distributing the 2011 Tourism Guide in full color to Wright County
                                                                                                                        by fast moving, fast rising water           NOAA weather radio -                 make necessary changes to ensure
residents using the Belmond Independent, Clarion Monitor, Dows Advocate, and the Eagle Grove Eagle, through             and, in some cases, high winds.        Getting information from the              you are fully covered. Find out
the Dual County Leader. It will also be sent to the welcome centers throughout the state and select welcome             Additionally, widespread flooding       National Weather Service (the only        more at www.floodsmart.gov.
centers in surrounding states. This will allow all the chambers, as well as each city in Wright County, to be a part    affected parts of Missouri in 2009,    authority on weather forecasting)                Get more tips on preparing
of this in a united effort to promote not just a single community, but the entire county. The focus is on tourism,      and Iowa is still recovering from      and local emergency officials during       your family or business for
but we hope that when people see what a wonderful place Wright County is to travel, they might also choose to           catastrophic floods that occurred       a disaster can be the key to your         severe weather at www.ready.gov,
live and work here.                                                                                                     in 2008. Regions of Nebraska had       family’s survival. Have available a       and learn the facts about flood
   The publication will include: An Ongoing Schedule of Events, Community Tours, Banks and ATM Locations,               extensive flooding and structural       National Oceanic and Atmospheric          insurance for your home (house,
                                                                                                                        damage in 2007.                        Administration (NOAA) radio that          condo or apartment) or business
Featured Countywide Events, Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Outdoor Recreation, Enjoy County Conservation
                                                                                                                             “FEMA recommends that             is compatible with SAME (Specific          at            1-800-427-4661, or visit
Areas by Following a Few Rules, Campgrounds, Golfing & Country Clubs, Parks, Featured Entertainment,                     all families and businesses make       Area Message Encoding) and                www.floodsmart.gov.
Attractions, Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Restaurants, Gas & Convenience Stores, Churches of Wright                preparing for severe weather and       tuned to receive local emergency                 FEMA’s mission is to support
County, and City Directories provided by the Wright County Tourism Department.                                          flooding a priority and incorporate     broadcasts. Keep extra batteries          our citizens and first responders
   You will want your business to be a part of this exciting publication! Email us at egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net        preparedness measures into their       handy. Find out more from the             to ensure that as a nation we work
or call 1-888-448-4745 to reserve your spot by March 11, 2011!                                                          normal budgets. Taking steps now,      National Weather Service at www.          together to build, sustain, and
                                                                                                                        some of which are simple and           weather.gov/nwr.                          improve our capability to prepare
                                                                   Advertising Rates (Includes Color)                   inexpensive, will bring greater             Make a plan - What’s your            for, protect against, respond to,
                                                                                                                        peace of mind and help protect lives   family’s emergency plan? A family         recover from, and mitigate all
Respectfully,
                                                           1/8 Page ~ $105                   1/2 Page ~ $250            and property,” said Beth Freeman,      meeting helps everyone understand         hazards.
The Eagle Grove Eagle                                                                                                   Regional Administrator for FEMA        their role in the event of a crisis.
Publisher of the 2011 Tourism Guide                        1/4 Page ~ $150                   Full Page ~ $450
                                                           Front Page ~ $600                                            Region VII.                            Discuss possible scenarios with
 10       Thursday, March 10, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                       EAGLE GROVE EAGLE




            News                                                                                                                                                                                                             Meetings

Receive five-year secondary roads plan
                                                                                                                                                                           Artists invited to register
Supervisors approve $19.084 million                                                                                                                                                               Area 2 Art
                                                                                                                                                                           entries forcounties Ready-to-hang Show
                                                                                                                                                                            Artists from the nine              paintings,
budget with revenue of just $15.445                                                                                                                                        comprising Iowa Artists Area 2 are
                                                                                                                                                                           being urged to register entries for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     drawings, printmaking techniques,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     plus triptychs are accepted, as well
                                                                                                                                                                           show to be held at the Clear Lake         as jewelry, ceramics, sculptures
    By Les Houser                              Among highlighted numbers of                   A bridge project on C-26 in
     With no oral or written objections                                                                                                                                    Arts Center, April 9, 2011.               and fiber and textile works. All
                                          the line items listed, the Supervisors         Boone Township is on for 2012,
presented, the Wright County Board                                                                                                                                            This one-day show involves two-        works must be original. Not eligible
                                          funded county libraries at $124,030,           along with TIF funded projects on
of Supervisors, Monday, approved                                                                                                                                           and three-dimensional art which will      are photos, computer art slides
                                          the Wright County District Junior              two bridges in Troy Township and
on a 3-1 vote, the FY11-12 county                                                                                                                                          be judged and critiqued, with first,       videos, and work done in classes or
                                          Fair at $26,500 and Emergency                  one on 300th Street in Woolstock
budget. Supervisor Stan Watne                                                                                                                                              second, third place, and honorable        workshops.
                                          Management at $49,000.                         Township. Another TIF project will
was absent from the meeting, and                                                                                                                                           mention ribbons awarded. Artworks           Maximum dimensions are four
                                               According to figures provided              replace a bridge on 295th Street in
Supervisor Karl Helgevold cast the                                                                                                                                         awarded blue ribbons at this show         feet in either direction. Each entrant
                                          by Ellis, Roads and Transportation             Vernon Township.
lone dissenting vote.                                                                                                                                                      are then qualified for entry into the      may enter a total of three works.
                                          takes 23 percent of the total budget.               Four more bridges are slated
     “Over all the budget is not bad,                                                                                                                                      state competition in May.                   Each entrant must be or become
                                          Physical Health and Social Services            for replacement in 2013. Two of
but I’m concerned with the raises,”                                                                                                         Terry Utech                       Iowa Artists is a nonprofit group       a member of Iowa Artists by paying
                                          area takes 19 percent, Public Safety           them are in Iowa Township, on
said Helgevold. “I would like to                                                                                                                                           organized in 1970 with an aim to          dues. Preregistration is required by
                                          and Legal Services 11 percent,                 Washington Avenue and Uptagraph
                                                                                                                                                                           get members to know other artists         March 31. Register by sending entry
see one more year with a freeze on        Mental Health, Mental Retardation              Avenue. Others are in Eagle Grove        Utech joins First                        and to expose them to new ideas,          blanks to Gloria Beeman, 225A,
wages.”                                   and Developmental Disabilities                 Township and on C-26 in Norway
     The new budget shows total                                                                                                   Citizens National                        inspiration and encouragement. The        Hwy. 9, Fertile, IA 50434, by March
                                          nine percent, Administration seven             Township.
expenditures of $19.084 million                                                                                                                                            show is open to all artists age 18 and    31. Artworks are to be brought to
                                          percent and County Environment                      Resurfacing projects include a
and total revenue of $15.445              and Education six percent for the              portion of S-13 within the city limits   Bank                                     older from the following counties:
                                                                                                                                                                           Kossuth,     Winnebago,         Worth,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Arts Center, 17 S. 4th St., Clear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lake, Sat., April 9, between 9 and 10
million which includes property tax       biggest shares of the pie.                     of Dows as well as a portion of Main       First Citizens National Bank is
collections of $6.067 million.                                                                                                    pleased to announce the hiring of        Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Pocahontas,         a.m. For further information, contact
                                               Wright County Engineer Dan                Street near the elevator. A one mile
The expenditures include $3.945                                                                                                   Terry Utech as the Community             Humboldt, Wright, and Franklin.           Dee Frederick at 641-357-8076, or
                                          Waid, along with Assistant Engineer            stretch of R-33 near Woolstock will
million for roads and transportation,                                                                                             President at the Clarion location.       Iowa is divided into 12 such regions,     e-mail her at dng.frederick@gmail.
                                          Adam Clemons, presented the Board              receive new asphalt, along with
$3.426 million for capital projects                                                                                                 Prior to joining First Citizens        and persons may enter only in the         com.
                                          of Supervisors with the new five-year           about a 1 1/2 mile portion of 335th
and $3.277 million for physical                                                                                                   National Bank, Terry held the position   region where they live.
                                          construction program plan. The plan            Street which might receive just a
health and social services as the         is required by the Iowa Department             slurry treatment.                        of Market President for Bank of the
largest line items among the rest.        of Transportation.                                  More resurfacing work takes         West in Windom, Minnesota. He has
The ending fund balance will stand             For the 2012 construction                 place in 2014, this time on a six mile   over 20 years of banking experience,
at $3,769,681 on June 30th, 2012.         season, the resurfacing and culvert            stretch of C-20 in Pleasant Township.    and has a strong background in ag/       King Band concert March 13
     According to County Auditor          work on seven miles of R-38 will               Two bridges in Norway Township,          commercial lending, and business           The second in a series of three winter concerts by the Karl L. King
Betty Ellis, the Supervisors’ goal        carry over from the current year.              on Keokuk Avenue and on 110th            development.                             Municipal Band of Fort Dodge will be held on Sunday afternoon, March
was to maintain the same levy rate        This is also a TIF funded project.             Street, will be replaced along with        Terry graduated from Le Mars           13, at the Decker Auditorium on the campus of Iowa Central Community
as last year while still offering         Another carry over project will be             a bridge on Baxter Avenue in Troy        Community High School and                College. There is no admission charge since these concerts are provided by
the same amount of services. The          the bridge replacement on 210th                Township.                                holds a B.S. from Westmar College        the City of Fort Dodge. Conductor of the band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson, and
increase in capital projects is due       Street north of Clarion.                            Bridge work continues in 2015       in Business Administration and           the announcer is Duane “Oley” Olson. .
to the utilizing of a county TIF and           Also scheduled is a resurfacing           with a small wooden structure on         Marketing. He has attended the             This concert, which will begin at 3:30 p.m., is the band’s traditional Irish
working to finish many road and            project on six miles of C-25 in                Adams Avenue in Boone Township           Commercial, Consumer and Ag              Concert, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Many familiar Irish songs will
bridge projects in the next two years     Iowa Township. That road project               slated for replacement. Another          Banking schools at Iowa State            be performed,.
with that money.                          is eligible for 80 percent in federal          project will take place on Belmond       University.                                Several march selections will be performed as well.
     In debt service, the large           funding. A two-thirds of a mile                Road for the bridge over Luick’s           At his previous jobs, Terry has          Featured soloist will be Paul Hockmuth, from Knierim. Mr. Hockmuth
decrease is due to the refinancing         portion of Page Avenue near Lake               Creek.                                   been very active in the community,       graduated from Mason City High School, the University of Northern Iowa,
of debt in 08-09 to acquire a lower       Cornelia will receive a new surface                 The 2016 construction season        including serving on the Windom          and Red Wing Technical College. He has performed solos with both the
interest rate. Some other large           with paved shoulders and “share the            will focus on bridge work on C-70        Area Hospital Board for five years        Mason City and Clear Lake Municipal Bands. Paul has worked in the
expenses in the budget involve the        road”signage.                                  over the White Fox, On R-33 over         and the Business Arts and Recreation     instrument repair department with Rieman Music in Fort Dodge since 1991.
replacement of the courthouse boiler           In addition, a short stretch              Otter Creek and on 190th Street over     Board for two years. Terry was           He has performed with the King Band since 2001, and the Fort Dodge Area
system and the elevator jack (a           of 255th Street near the ADS                   the Iowa River.                          also a president of the Windom           Symphony since 2004. Mr. Hockmuth will be performing the beautiful Irish
requirement for liability purposes).      plant in Eagle Grove is slated for                  “There are many more projects       Kiwanis Club, served two years as        ballad, “Londonderry Air” on the Euphonium.
     The total levy goes up minimally     improvements with details of a                 than we have the ability to fund,”       President of the Windom Economic           Roger Netz, Manson, a member of the Saxophone section, will lead the
with the urban levy at 6.27839 and        possible cost-share arrangement                said Waid. The Board also reviewed       Development Board, a member of           audience in a sing-along of the traditional Irish favorites, “When Irish Eyes
the rural levy at 9.72839 per $1000 of    with the city to still be finalized.            and approved the Secondary Roads         the Advisory Board for Windom            Are Smiling” and “My Wild Irish Rose”.
assessed valuation. The county-wide       Waid is putting the project under              budget for the upcoming fiscal year.      Area Schools, and a member of the          This concert will close with our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled
valuation stands at $712,705,991.         maintenance at this time.                      Estmated expenditures total over         Ducks Unlimited Board.                   Banner.” In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.
                                                                                         $5.356 million.                            Terry and his wife, Sue, are
                                                                                              In other action the Board:          looking forward to relocating to
                                                                                              -approved and signed several        the Clarion area. They have two
                                                                                         contracts as presented by MH/DD          daughters, Jessica, who lives in
                                                                                         Director Brad Leckrone. Those            Des Moines with her husband, and
                                                                                                                                  Stephanie, who is a sophomore at


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                                                                                         included a contract for substance
                                                                                         abuse treatment through Community        the University of South Dakota.
                                                                                         & Family Resources, and a contract for     For more information about
                                                                                         inpatient involuntary hospitalization    First Citizens National Bank or
                                                                                         at Mary Greeley Medical Center.          Terry Utech, please visit www.
                                                                                         He also shared information on two        firstcitizensnb.com or call 641-423-
                                                View our new website:
                                                                                                                                  1600.
                                          www.triplecquality.com                         new services which might be of
                                            Complete Interior/Exterior                   interest to the county. Those include
                                                                                         Skyline (located at the old hospital
                                                 Construction                            in Webster City) and Family Life
                                      • Windows & Doors        • Rubber/Steel &          Home Services.                           Leadership
                                      • Sheet Rock Finishing
                                      • Kitchens
                                                                 Asphalt Roofs
                                                               • Garages/4-Season                                                 Succession
                                      • Bathrooms                Porches
      “Covered with Quality”          • Trim                   • Concrete                                                         Workshop
          (515) 332-6020              • Siding                 • Flooring                                                            The ISU Region 7 Extension
        Insured • Licensed            • Additions              • Plumbing & Electrical
                                                               • Post Frame Buiding &      Do you scrapbook?                      two-part workshop on Leadership
                                                                                                                                  Succession will be held March
           Owner on Site                                         Lean-tos
                                                                                                                                  17th and 31st at the Family Table
                                                                                                                                  Restaurant in Eagle Grove beginning
                                                                                                                                  at 6 p.m. Region 7 Extension Offices
                                                                                                                                  (Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster
                                                                                                                                  and Wright) are partnering to assist
                                                                                                                                  communities to continue successful
                                                                                                                                  projects or develop new successes in     Pictured above are Marc Meyer on the left, and Ruby
                                                                                                                                  community development.                   Pleva on the right, presenting Hilary Crees, middle, with
                              WMTel.net Internet Service                                                                             Finding and encouraging others
                        Plans starting @ $26.95                                            We can make copies                     to: keep a project going; replace
                                                                                                                                                                           an award and a $200 bonus on March 3.
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                                                                                                                                  board size; or start a new project,
                                                                                                                                                                           Crees named Star Teller of the Year
                  Call Today 1-866-Do-WMTel                                                                                                                                   Congratulations to Hilary Crees, part-time teller at City Center, who
                                                                                                                                  are objectives of this two-part          was named 2010 Star Teller of the Year. She was presented an award and a
                                                                                                                                  workshop. The cost to attend the         $200 bonus by Marc Meyer, Senior Vice President and Manager of Branch
                                                                                                                                  workshop is $20. To register or for      Banking, and Ruby Pleva, First Vice President and Teller Manager, on March
                                                                                                                                  more information, please call your       3.
                                                                                          448-4745 • 314 W. Broadway              local Extension Office.                      A student at AIB College of Business with no previous teller experience,
                                                                                                                                                                           Hilary was hired on January 12, 2010. She has been nominated for Star Teller
                                                                                                                                                                           of the Month nine times - April thru December - and won in September. She
                                                                                                                                                                           has a 100 percent scorecard, rates 101 percent on Service Delivery, and has
                                                                                                                                                                           had 15 referrals. She is certified for ATM, coin vault, and vault.
                                                                                                                                                                              “Hilary is an excellent teller, very well-organized and a team player,”
                                                                                                                                                                           said Edie Hart, Second Vice President/Teller Supervisor. “She always greets
                                                                                                                                                                           customers with a smile and gives good customer service.”
                                                                                                                                                                              Crees is a graduate of Clarion-Goldfield High School. Her parents are
                                                                                                                                                                           Brad and Tracy Crees of Goldfield.




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 EAGLE GROVE EAGLE                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, March 10, 2011              11

Union Pacific gives back
to Eagle Grove Area
School District
    By Kim Demory                          other opportunities for principals to
    egeagle@goldfieldaccess.net             learn from the best, as well as each
     The Union Pacific Railroad is          others’ daily experiences of running
not only a vital part of the Eagle         a school.
Grove Community, but it is a strong             “The thing that’s amazing to
supporter of the Eagle Grove Area          me are the schools that have 3,000
School District as well.                   students and some of the issues they
     Realizing the vital role that         are facing compared to schools the
principals play in the success of          size of Eagle Grove,” commented
a school and its students, Union           Jeske.                                                                                             Photo submitted                          March 11, 2011 • 6 p.m.
Pacific developed The Principals’                “The National Conference really      EGHS Family Consumer Sciences
Partnership 10 years ago. It is            helps us get a national perspective on                                                                               Come to Clarmond Country Club and inquire about first-time
a program “designed to assist              education,” he added.
principals in selected Union Pacific             Jeske is appreciative of the
                                                                                     department lends a helping hand                                                             memberships...1/2 off
                                                                                                                                                                $100 off if you have been a member and want to rejoin after a 5-year
communities to meet their leadership       opportunity to be a part of the grant     Andy Wolf, Sammy Resh, Teacher Lisa Tapper, Tony Pieczko, Kayla
                                                                                                                                                                             lapse. We offer social memberships as well.
needs and professional growth              money at work.                            Jorgensen (pictured left to right) volunteered their time and talents
objectives.”                                                                                                                                                    Dining open that evening, come check out the facility. Also, if you are
                                                “Union Pacific is trying to set up    during Thursday evening’s March 3rd community auction to benefit
     Eagle Grove High School               good relationships with principals,       the Eagle Grove Historical Museum. The group not only prepared the           needing a place for a wedding, reunion, or any kind of gathering.
Principal Scott Jeske feels fortunate      knowing they are the ones who deal        food, but served the meal before the auction began at 6:30 p.m.
that Eagle Grove is one of these           with kids in a community…kids who
towns and that he has been able to         are learning to drive and need to
benefit from their resources for the        know about train safety,” Jeske said.
past four years.
     The Union Pacific Foundation
Grants, totalling $197,450 in 2011,
                                                In addition to train safety, Jeske
                                           also realizes the railroad is a vital
                                           employer of our community, and
                                                                                           Graduation is coming!
supports professional resources to 16      that graduates of Eagle Grove High          Let the Eagle
public high schools in Iowa as well as     School just might be one of the
grants to 22 nonprofit organizations        railroad’s employees...who, in turn,        Grove Eagle
in the state.                              becomes a part of the Eagle Grove             design an
     “We        remain      extremely      community...who, in turn, supports
committed to the efforts of The            our downtown businesses, schools,          announcement
Principals’ Partnership,” said Robert      and local organizations. If a good
                                                                                        that fits the
W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice        relationship can be established
president for corporate relations and      between the railroad and the                style of your
Union Pacific Foundation president.         school, it’s a win/win for the entire
“High school principals play a             community of Eagle Grove in the             grad. Stop in
vital role in shaping their students’      long run.                                  today for ideas
futures.      Providing     principals
with professional resources helps                                                       and pricing.
them make positive changes in
their schools and provides us the
opportunity to connect with the
communities we serve.”
     While there is a long list of
benefits of being a recipient of the
grant, the two that top the list for                                                                                                                                                   210 2nd Street NW
Jeske are the website and national
conferences.
     The       website:          www.
principalspartnership.com,       offers
a wealth of information, support,
and test results. One of the features
offered is research results. If Jeske
is looking, for example, for ways to
improve test scores, he simply clicks
on that selection. The research results
are summarized and references of                                                                                                                                                    Ponderism
where the information came from                                                                                                                                 The easiest way to find something
are listed. If he is in need of other
search results that are not listed, he                                                                                                                           lost around the house is to buy a
can request the information. The                                                                                                                                           replacement.
research will be done, free-of-charge,
and a summary will be provided for
his use.
     “It’s just an amazing site,” said
Jeske.
     He has even referred the Eagle
Grove High School Professional
Development team to utilize the site.
There is just such a vast variety of
useful information for improving
education…both through teaching
and through the student.
     The second program that Jeske
feels fortunate to be included in is the
all-expense paid (airline flights, food,
hotel) summer institute. Principals
in the qualifying cities are invited to
the National Conference each year
where top speakers in the education
field are speaking. They are also
presented with the most-recent
developments and tools in education.
There are break-out sessions to
choose from and a wide variety of




      Check with your
        tax expert.
  A new Grain Storage
  Project may be 100%
  deductible for 2011.
12   Thursday, March 10, 2011                                                                                                                             EaglE grovE EaglE




     Antique Print                                                 The War Between the States
                                                                   and its effect in Wright County
                                                                   Compiled by Art and Hazle Draheim
                                                                   Submitted by Judge Newt                  On September 26, 1863 John                had purchased 360 acres of land in
                                                                   Draheim                                Stryker enlisted in what was                Lake Twp. At the age of 16 years
                                                                      James Gray, age 33, enlisted Eagle called ‘The Northern Border                  he enlisted in the 48th Wisconsin
                                                                   Grove Twp., missing Apr. 16, 1862 Brigade’ made up of a number of                  Volunteer Infantry for a one hundred
                                                                   at New Madrid, Missouri.               companies recruited and organized           days’ service. This length of service
                                                                      Van R. Gray, age 20, enlisted E. in adjoining counties. Company A               was what was required for the first
                                                                   G. Twp., died of disease 1862 in the was represented by recruits from              enlistments. While engaged in his
                                                                   Davenport Army hospital.               Emmett, Palo Alto, Humboldt and             army service he contracted Typhoid
                                                                      John Haight, age 28, enlisted from Kossuth Counties. Company B had              fever and after 80 days being in the
                                                                   Belmond, missing July 28, 1865 at recruits from Webster County, and                army was mustered out. Typhoid
                                                                   Decatur, Alabama.                      Company C recruits from Hamilton            fever, smallpox, and measles were
                                                                      Henry Overacker, age 40, enlisted County and to which the Wright                three vicious enemies in the Union
                                                                   from Belmond, died of disease Oct. County men enlisted.                            Army. By making this comparison
                                                                   31, 1863 at Memphis, Tenn.               The Northern Border Brigade was           one can readily see as Iowa had
                                                                      John Palmateer, age 18, enlisted sent to protect the pioneer settlers           2,065 killed in action and 9,013 died
                                                                   from Belmond, died of disease in northern and northwestern Iowa                    from disease.
                                                                   March 1, 1864 at Memphis, Tenn. from the Sioux Indians who had left                   One of Iowa’s regiment while still
                                                                   buried in Mississippi River National their reservation along the Minnesota         at Keokuk was stricken with small
                                                                   Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. Sec. 1, River in Minnesota, which were only               pox and measles and more than
                                                                   grave 95.                              from 60 to 100 miles north of the           100 men were left behind when the
                                                                      Abraham Patterson, jr., age 24, Iowa border. These Indians about                infantry was sent to Helena, Ark.
                                                                   enlisted from Belmond, died of 8,000 strong aware that thousands                   where it suffered further loss from
                                                                   disease Jan. 18, 1862 at Benton of men folks were absent from their                disease as there fevers were common
                                                                   Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., buried at pioneer homes and fighting for the             and hospitals overcrowded. Another
                                                                   Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sec. 50, Union cause, in the southern states,              Iowa regiment with 956 men
                                                                   Grave 97.                              killed many settlers and residents in       organized, mustered only 250 eight
                                                                      Daniel Okerson, age 36, enlisted and around Jackson, New Ulm, and               months later as disease and exposure
                                                                   from Belmond, taken prisoner Mankato, Minn. In a few months the                    had done its grim work.
                                                                   May 9, 1862 at Farrington, Miss., Indians were subdued but not until                  After Mr. Denison was mustered
                                                                   exchanged Oct. 11, 1862, died Aug. after they had killed over 800 men,             out of service he returned home and
                                                                   20, 1864 at Memphis, Tenn.             women, and children. The Northern           helped his father farm until he was
                                                                      The above brings the total to 13 Border Brigade was disbanded after             21 years of age. During that time,
                                                                   the number from Wright County about a year’s duty. On Jan. 1, 1864                 on Jan. 12, 1868 he was married to
                                                                   who died and were missing in the John Stryker enlisted in the Second               Triphena Gorton, and they farmed
                                                                   Civil War.                             Iowa Cavalry and was immediately            first in Wisconsin, and then near
                                                                              JOHN STRYKER                sent South as replacement, and              Perry, Iowa and in 1871 they moved
                                                                      John Stryker was born in LaGrange he participated in the battles of             to Wright County and settled on a
                                                                   County, Indiana in 1840 and at the Nashville, Tupelo, and in many other            farm in Lincoln twp. 4 miles east and
                                                                   age of 14 arrived in Wright County engagements.                                    2 south, later they moved to what
                                                                   July 5, 1854 with his parents, Mr.       Concerning the Battle of Tupelo,          is known as the “Mechem” farm,
                                                                   and Mrs. William Stryker. When Miss., General Sherman sent Major                   1 mile east and 3 south, same twp.
                                                                   they came to Wright County, the General A. J. Smith who with his                   In 1878 Mr. Denison purchased the
                                                                   trip was made with two teams, an troops arrived at Memphis on their                Waite farm just inside the edge of
                                                                   ox and a horse team. They camped return from the Red River Expedition              Clarion and southwest of the center
                                                                   nights and after being six weeks where they had done most excellent                of the county where Highway 3 and
                                                                   on the road the family arrived at a service. Sherman directed Smith                County K intersect. This place was
                                                                   small settlement called Newcastle to immediately take the offensive                very much popularized and will be
                                                                   (Webster City) where they rested for against Forrest. This he did with             remembered by many early residents
                                                                   a short time and after the father had the promptness and effect which had          as it contained the Denison Grove
                                                                   looked the country over he decided been shown throughout his military              where the G. A. R. meetings, Fourth
                                                                   to make Wright County his future career. On the 14th of July the rebel             of July celebration and other public
                                                                   home. They were the first settlers in army was met at Tupelo and it was            meetings were held. Mr. Denison
                                                                   Troy Township and Wright County.       badly whipped. For three days the           was a great lover of trees and
                                                                      William Stryker was referred to in fighting continued. Comparing the            wherever he lived big groves and
                                                                   the early day as “The Father of Wright Union loss with the other side, it was      orchards were planted.
                                                                   County.” William Stryker with his small.                                              Six children were born to Mr. and




                                                   1969
                                                                   relatives, Daniel Wilcox, John Floyd     After the war ended John Stryker          Mrs. Denison. . . Joseph, Louie,
                                                                   and Stephen Wilcox settled in Troy returned to Troy Twp. where he                  Daisy, Laura, Robert and John D. jr.
                                                                   Twp. near Bach Grove, formerly engaged in farming for many years.                  Mr. Denison lived on this last farm
                                                                   a tract of three thousand acres of He died in 1917 at the age of 77 and            until 1910 when he went to Idaho
                                                                   excellent timber. Troy Township was buried in the Troy Cemetery on                 and took up a claim. After 15 months
                                                                   comprised until 1858 the territory the banks of the Boone River, about             of residence there he returned to
                                                                   what is now known as Woolstock 5 miles south of Eagle Grove.                       Clarion to again reside. On April 12,
                                                                   Twp. when at that time the settlers           JOHN D. DENISON                      1912 he passed away and was buried
                                                                   decided to form their own township.      John D. Denison was born at               in the family lot purchased some
                                                                      This community of Strykers and Pittsfield, New York, August 26,                 thirty years prior where his son, Dr.
                                                                   others in Bach Grove was referred to 1848. Later he moved with his                 Jospeh, his brothers, George and
                                                                   as “Stryker Town and Strykerville.” parents to Wisconsin where he lived            Alonzo, and his father and mother
                                                                   A post office was established near for 14 years. Dallas County Iowa                were buried.
                                                                   this grove in 1858 with J. D. Sells as was their home for one year and then
                                                                   its first postmaster.                  to Wright County where his father



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                                                                   with almonds, pineapple angel cake
                                                                   with whipped topping, orange juice,
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    Opinions                                                                                                                                                                                                                  columns
Many Iowa                                  Middle school
                                           shared love and                                           For What It's Worth
companies                                  concern
                                                                                                  Have you been watching, listening, or reading the national
                                                                                               news lately? If so, chances are you know all about the issues
                                                                                               Charlie Sheen is having. I have a few issues with this myself.
to benefit                                  Letter to the Editor:
                                               Upper Des Moines Opportunity,
                                                                                                  Why is it that when actors “go bad,” that’s all we hear about.
                                                                                               Just look at Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, and the ever-reoccurring
Letter to the Editor:                      Inc., has once again been the                       problems of Charlie Sheen. I don’t have issues with them
  With Iowa’s unemployment rate            recipient of immeasurable love and                  reporting the actions they’ve taken and the poor choices they’ve
at a high of 6.3 percent and our           caring. On Aaron Eilerts’ Day of                    made, but what does bother me is the fact that, in Charlie Sheen’s
national unemployment rate at 9.4          Giving, the Eagle Grove Middle           case for example, they seem to be playing right into his hand. They’re             Bits and pieces…
percent, our government should be          School students and teachers shared      giving him exactly what he wants…more attention in the spotlight.                      By Ryan L. Harvey                    lockout. I’m hopeful they will come
focused on encouraging the creation        their love and concern by making            Instead of making him deal with the consequences of his own bad                     ryanharvey@iowaconnect.com           to a quick resolution.
of American jobs. I am pleased with        boxes of food for the elderly and        choices, he’s gaining more popularity than ever. Unfortunately, we as the               Spring is on the way                     — I wish politicians across the
a recent announcement from the             disabled in Wright County.               common people, don’t get a real choice in whether we want to keep hearing               Even though the forecasts call      country would realize the same. It’s
U.S. Department of Defense that the            They made a box which contained      about it; and that includes my children. Yes, I can choose to turn off the         for another round of winter weather      OK to stay to your talking points,
government awarded a $35 billion           meals for a day for their recipient.     television or radio, but not before my children hear once again all about how      this week, I realize that Spring is on   but yet, when it comes to crunch
contract to rebuild the Air Force’s        The box contained something for          unfairly he is being treated. What does that teach our children? What about        its way.                                 time, we need to all take a step back
fleet of aerial refueling supertankers      breakfast, dinner, and supper. There     the rest of the “real” world; the working class? If we make bad decisions;              Last week I spent a few days        and realize what is at stake.
to the U.S.-based Boeing Company           were 150 boxes of food.                  we can’t just rant and rave all over the news. Nobody cares. And let’s just        away from Iowa, catching some rays            Our economy continues to
over the French-based Airbus                   As the boxes were passed out to      remember this isn’t the first “mistake” Charlie has made.                           in Branson, Mo. The temperatures         sputter, budgets at all levels of
Company. More than 50,000 high-            our clients, you could see and feel         I guess where we can make a difference is by taking the opportunity to          were warmer even on the dreariest        government are stretched to their
quality American jobs will be              their happiness that someone had         talk with our kids about making good choices. We have to tell them that            of days. My family and I managed to      max, and the realization that a cut in
created under Boeing’s proposal.           thought of them in such a special        just because we throw a temper tantrum or blast things all over the web, that      enjoy a couple of two-hour walks on      spending at all levels must occur just
Many Iowa companies will benefit            way. We had some who received            doesn’t mean we get our way. You may think you’re getting your way in              a 50-degree day when the temps in        to avoid the inevitable if we don’t.
from this announcement as well. It         the box call or stop back to the office   some cases, but all it is really doing is making you look worse.                   north Iowa barely broke the freezing          We can no longer, in my opinion,
has been estimated this award will         saying what good items were in the          I feel fortunate to live in a small town. Some people complain that             point.                                   continue to push the big gorilla in
bring at least 800 high-paying jobs        boxes. Real tasty, as one person put     everybody knows everybody else’s business. I suppose that’s true to some                Signs continue to get closer        the room down the road to future
to our state.                              it!                                      extent, but I also think that’s not always bad. It helps us keep a double-         though, as thunderstorms and rain        generations. Fundamental changes
  Jean Toillion                                Several lessons were learned         check eye on our kids. Are they where they say they are and doing what             showers have arrived.                    are needed and now is the time for
  Eagle Grove                              because of Aaron’s love of doing for     they say they are doing? It also helps us keep ourselves in check…are we                I also know spring is going         them to occur.
                                           others. The students and teachers        making the right choices that would influence others to do the same; even           to be arriving soon as the state              — Congratulations to the West
                                           felt good because of what they did,      when we don’t know anyone is watching?                                             tournaments are close to wrapping        Hancock, North Mahaska, and West
                                           and the people who received the                                                                                             up.                                      Fork girls’ basketball teams on their
                                           boxes were happy knowing someone            — Kim Demory                                                                         West Fork was slated to battle      wonderful seasons, which ended
                                           cared enough to do this.                      Editor, Eagle Grove Eagle                                                     Fort Dodge St. Edmond in the             last week at the state tournament.
                                               People are going through some
National Ag                                difficult times now, some have lost
                                                                                                                                                                       opening round of the Class 2A state
                                                                                                                                                                       tourney. That should be an interesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                They’ve given all of us something
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to cheer for all year, showing great
Week                                       their jobs, others have had their
                                           hours or wages reduced. People on
                                                                                                                                                                       battle as the Gaels claimed second       teamwork in all areas, and playing
                                                                                                                                                                       in the always tough North Central        well together as a team.
Letter to the Editor:                      fixed incomes are trying to stretch                                                                                          Conference while West Fork remains            — Good Luck to the West Fork
   National Agriculture Week (March        their income to cover the higher                                                                                            unbeaten.                                boys’ hoops team
13-19) is not only important to            price of everything. But sometimes                                                                                               A victory on Tuesday would pit           Ryan L. Harvey is vice president
farmers, but should be significant to       a ray of sunshine comes through in
all Americans. Why? Because thanks
to modern farming techniques, such
                                           the act of another person showing
                                           they care. That is what happened on
                                                                                    Save CPR in Schools                                                                the winner against either Western
                                                                                                                                                                       Dubuque or North Cedar on
                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                of operations for Mid-America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publishing. He serves as the interim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                publisher of The Eagle Grove
as biotechnology, global positioning       Aaron’s day.                             Letter to the Editor:
                                                                                      The Iowa Legislature is currently debating House File 109, which would                Other items…                        Eagle and Dows Advocate while
satellites, and conservation tillage,          May we never forget to think of
                                                                                    end mandatory CPR training in Iowa schools. The passage of this bill would              — I’m pleased to see the            serving as publisher of the Garner
our farmers and ranchers are               others and always lend a helping
                                                                                    reduce the number of Iowans ready and able to do CPR on victims of sudden          National Football League and             Leader, CWL Times, Buffalo Center
producing more food on fewer acres         hand, no matter how large or small
                                                                                    cardiac arrest, putting many lives at risk.                                        its Players’ Union continuing to         Tribune, and the Pioneer Enterprise
with fewer inputs than ever before.        the deed. Thank you Middle School
                                                                                      Every year, EMS treats 300,000 sudden cardiac arrest victims outside of          negotiate in an attempt to avoid a       (Rockwell.)
That translates to all American’s          students and teachers.
                                                                                    hospitals. A sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at anytime and those



                                                                                                                                                                        QUESTION OF THE WEEK
reaping the benefit of enjoying the             Nicole Jones, Center Director
safest, most affordable food supply            Sandi Schade, Outreach Specialist    who experience one likely have no prior heart issues or symptoms. Less than
in the world! Our food is also so              UDMO                                 8% of these individuals survive to make it out of their initial hospital stay.
affordable that only 10 percent of our                                                CPR can double or even triple a victim’s survival rate. Currently, just one-
income is devoted to dining out or                                                  third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive CPR. This is due mainly to a
purchasing groceries. In comparison                                                 lack of knowledge and willingness to perform the life-saving procedure.
to other countries such as Japan                                                      The American Heart Association updated its guidelines in 2010 to make
(14%), Israel (20%), China (26%),                                                   CPR more accessible to those without medical training. Instead of checking
and Indonesia (55%), we enjoy the                                                   the airway and performing breathing exercises on the victim, rescuers may           Do you think the government should tap into
greatest economic advantage over                                                    now simply perform chest compressions at a beat of 100 per minute.
everyone else. In essence, we have                                                    The process is easier, and it is known to save thousands of lives.                the federal reserves to keep gasoline prices
more “other” income at our disposal                                                   Our next task is to educate as many people as possible. The more people
to purchase additional goods or                                                     who understand how effective CPR is and how simple it is to perform, the                      from rising even more?
services.     However, what most                                                    more lives will be saved.
Americans do not realize is that for                                                  What better way to reach the majority of Iowans than to make CPR                    Go to theeaglegroveeagle.com, on the left-hand side of the page
every dollar spent on food, the U.S.                                                mandatory in our schools? No nonprofit teaching organization such as the                            and vote on our question of the week.
farmer and rancher receives only                                                    American Heart Association or Red Cross has access to such an audience.
19 cents. The remaining 81 cents                                                      Training takes as little as one hour and costs $5 per student. This investment                   Only one vote per computer is registered.
goes towards wages/materials for                                                    in the health of Iowans is priceless.
production, processing, marketing,                                                    Schools are meant to prepare students to contribute to their communities.
transportation and distribution. In                                                 We urge Iowa lawmakers to support CPR training in schools. Our legislators
comparison, the farmer received 31
cents out of every dollar in 1980.
                                                                                    have the ability to save thousands of Iowans who will need CPR. Please do
                                                                                    not revoke this mandatory class.
                                                                                                                                                                         Do you Like the redesign of the front page of
   It is my hope this bit of information                                              Sincerely,                                                                                    the Eagle Grove Eagle?
will enlighten you about modern                                                       Katie Schlichting and Kay Trampel, CPR instructors
agriculture and provide a greater                                                     American Heart Association volunteers


                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes                                      No
appreciation for the farmers and
ranchers who put food on your
table.
   Matt Siefker
   Eagle Grove
                                                                                                                                                                                    75%                                     25%
                   We will be CLOSED
                  Saturday, March 12, 2011!


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        Girls’ Basketball
         Banquet Recap

                                                                                                                                            The Eagle Grove High School 2010 - 2011 Girls’ Basketball Team.

                                                                                                                                            Photos by Corrie Mork




Stephanie   Herrington was                      Beth Mork received the Varsity                          The   Varsity   Most-Improved       Josie Robertson received the JV        Team Captains: Kailee Russell, Sierra Myers, and Sammi Terrell.
presented with the JV Eagle                     Eagle      Award.     She was                           Award went to Lexie Miller.         Most-Improved award.
Award.                                          also named Third-Team All-
                                                Conference, tied with Sammi
                                                Terrell for leading rebounder,

                                                                                                                                            Knights of Columbus Regional
                                                and broke the record for rebound
                                                average.


                                                                                                                                            Championship Free Throw Contest
                                                                                                                                                 The Eagle Grove/Clarion KC
                                                                                                                                            Council #1579 hosted the Regional
                                                                                                                                            Championship Free Throw Contest
                                                                                                                                            on February 27th at the Clarion
                                                                                                                                            - Goldfield High School Gym.
                                                                                                                                            Thirty-eight     youngsters    from
                                                                                                                                            North Central Iowa competed. The
                                                                                                                                            regional champions will advance
                                                                                                                                            to the State Knights of Columbus
                                                                                                                                            Free Throw Contest to be held in
                                                                                                                                            Clarion on March 13th. The Eagle
                                                                                                                                            Grove/Clarion Knights of Columbus
                                                                                                                                            council will sponsor the state
                                                                                                                                            competition also.
                                                                                                                                                 “Good luck” to all the shooters
                                                                                                                                            at the State contest!




                                                                                                                                                   Weekly
                                                                                                                                                  FAREWAY                              Regional champions are - Front, Left to Right: Jayden Lane, Belmond,
                                                                                                                                                                                   boys-10; Aaron Nederhoff, Wellsburg, boys-11; Bryce Hansen, Charles City,
                                                                                                                                                                                   boys-12; Mitchell Lambert, Forest City, boys-13; Jake McEvoy, Fort Dodge,
                                                                                                                                                   Flyers                          boys-14. Middle, Left to Right: Bailee Frayne, Garner, girls-10; Ashley
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lane, Belmond, girls-11; Tyra Sullivan, Osage, girls-12; Kaitlyn Peterson,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Belmond, girls-13; Vanessa Wessels, Belmond, girls-14. Back, Left to Right:
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ray Crouse, Fort Dodge, KC District Deputy; Ken Umthun, Eagle Grove,
                                                                                                                                                                                   KC Free Throw Chairman; Gary Olsen, Clarion, KC Grand Knight and Tom
                                                                                                                                                                                   Simmons, Clarion, Recreational Director.
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                                                                                                                                              available
                                                                                                                                                   at
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                                                                                                                                              Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                morning
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Wrestlers end season with awards banquet
    By Karla Thompson                                                                            finished second in the most falls category with 18, behind Brandon
     The Eagle Grove wrestling team and their coaches, parents, and                              Moore. Boyer ended the season with 14 takedowns, 14 escapes,
fans ended the season with the traditional sports banquet, with awards                           three reversals, one two-point near fall, two three-point near falls,
and statistics being handed out and announced.                                                   Boyer was fourth at the EG Invite, second at the Glen Brand Invite,
     Head Coach Aaron Schafer handed out awards to the 2010-11                                   seventh at Winterset, and second at Perry. He was fourth at the NCC
letter winners first. Returning letter winners were, Cody Harrison                                tourney, second at sectionals, the champion at districts, and was a state
(4), Zach Boyer (3), Kameron Pedersen (3), Mondo Lindstrom (3), and                              tournament qualifier. Zach Boyer will leave a spot difficult to fill with
Brandon Moore (2). New letter winners were, Alec Amonson, Michael                                his great attitude and hard-work ethic.
Shea, Dylan Sporaa, Parry Starling, Joe Mrla, Miguel Pacheco, Cole                                    Alec Amonson, Michael Shea, and Kameron Pedersen will also
Beecher, Kolten McCutcheon, Justin Stein, and Mitch Gambrill.                                    be graduating this year and leave vacancies for the Eagles. Amonson
     Special awards were given out. Most Outstanding Wrestler went                               finished the season with a 5-18 record, 19 takedowns, 13 escapes,                             Freshman Letter Winners
to Cody Harrison. Most-Improved Wrestler went to Zach Boyer.                                     one reversal, two two-point near falls, and a three-point near fall.                         Mitch Gambrill, Kennedy Evans, Kolten McCutcheon, Parry Starling, Miguel Pacheco, Cole

Most Falls went to Brandon Moore. Most Takedowns went to Cody                                    He finished sixth at the EG Invite and fifth at the Glen Brand Invite.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Beecher, and Dylan Sporaa

Harrison. Fastest Fall went to Zach Boyer. Most Exciting Match went                              Micheal Shea finished 4-18. Shea had two falls, 13 takedowns, was
to Mitch Gambrill.                                                                               third with 18 escapes, was second with six reversals, two two-point
     Cody Harrison leaves the Eagles with a 114-38 win/loss record.                              near falls, three three-point near falls, finished sixth at the Glen Brand
This year he finished 34-4 and last season was 39-7. Harrison led the                             Invite, and was fifth at sectionals. Pedersen finished 0-5 this season.
team in takedowns with 101 and was third in line with 17 falls. He                                    Good luck to all of the senior wrestlers. You will be greatly
finished fourth with 16 escapes and ended this year with five reversals.                           missed next season when the team takes the mat at the opening event
He led the team in near falls for two points with 12 and had two near                            at the Eagle Grove Invitational.
falls for three points this season. Harrison won the Eagle Grove
Invite, the Glen Brand Invite, was second at the Winterset Invite, first                                                                                               Photos by Mitch Jones
at the Perry Invite, NCC champion, sectional champion, and district
champion. He went on to finish sixth in the state tournament and was
a qualifier the previous year. Harrison will be greatly missed next
year.
     Zach Boyer ends his career as an Eagle Grove wrestler with 44
wins and 39 loses. He was 24-14 this season and 19-24 last year. Boyer                                                                                                                        Senior Letter Winners
                                                                                                                                                                                              Kameron Pedersen, Cody Harrison, Zach Boyer, Michael Shea, and Alec Amonson




Next year’s captains                                                                             3 State Wrestlers                                                                            Sophomore and Junior Letter Winners
Brandon Moore and Mitch Gambrill                                                                 Cody Harrison, 6th place, Mitch Gambrill, qualifier, and Zach Boyer, qualifier                 Brandon Moore, Justin Stein, and Damian Huffaker



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