Inside the Advocate: Farmer’s Market today (Wednesday)
Dows Commercial Club to host ‘Crazy Days’
Saturday. Free hot dogs. Newsstand Price 75¢ Single Copies
Volume 40 • Number 24 The Hometown Paper for Dows, IA 50071 Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, Jun. 15
• Farmer’s Market, at Shelter Park, 5 p.m.
Friday, Jun. 17
• CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m.
• CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 18
• Crazy Days in Dows Saturday morning. Visit all of the main street
stores to ﬁnd incredible bargains, then enjoy a hot dog downtown
courtesy of the Commercial Club.
• CAL softball tournament at Latimer, 10 a.m.
• C-G/D softball at WCLT, TBA.
• C-G/D baseball at West Fork, TBA.
Monday, Jun. 20
• C-G/D freshman softball at Clarion, 12 p.m.
• CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m.
• CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D softball and baseball at Eagle Grove, 5:30 p.m.
• Dows School Board to meet at Superintendents Ofﬁce, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jun. 21
• CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D baseball at Alexander, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jun. 22 Tyler Stein, Ellie Hanson, front, and Kendall Lienemann, Colby Lienemann, McKayla Johnson, Fernando Arroyo and
• Farmer’s Market, at Shelter Park, 5 p.m. Mariah Frye, back, were winners of the Presidential Physical Fitness award.
• CAL softball at North Tama, 4 p.m.
• CAL baseball at North Tama, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jun. 23
• C-G/D freshman baseball at Eagle Grove, 12 p.m.
Friday, Jun. 24
• CAL softball and baseball at Janesville, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D softball at Hampton, 5:30 p.m.
• C-G/D baseball at Hampton, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jun. 25
• C-G/D softball at Garner, 10 a.m.
• CAL softball at Garner, 10 a.m.
• CAL baseball at Livermore, 10 a.m.
Monday, Jun. 27
• C-G/D freshman softball at Humboldt, 12 p.m.
• CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m.
• CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D softball and baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jun. 28
• CAL JV softball at Latimer, 10 a.m.
• C-G/D baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jun. 29 National Physical Fitness award winners were: Front, Dylan Greaton and Nash Lienemann; back, Riley Loux, Matt
• Farmer’s Market, at Shelter Park, 5 p.m.
• C-G/D softball and baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m. Jacobsen, Riley State, Jaidyn Robertson, Alex Stein, Robbie Lee Oehlert.
Dows may have a grocery Art Night award winners
store again soon Council will offer law enforcement contract;
As of Monday afternoon, Dows Development has reached a tentative
agreement with Deb & Jeff Killoren for the purchase of the Dows Grocery. By Deb Oelmann Jim Howard, representing the Sons Opening the pool on Sundays was nuisance properties and dangerous
Details have not all been worked out, but both sides have agreed on all Okays closing part of Ellsworth for of the American Legion was at the discussed. It was mentioned that buildings around town, trying to do
points and are moving forward toward ﬁnalizing the sale. Corn Days meeting to present a request to have the pool has never been open on one per year to keep the costs to the
More details will be available in next week’s Dows Advocate. Dows’ city council approved the the city okay closing the block of Sundays. Nathan Davis was hired as city down.
offer of a contract to Arlyn Miller Ellsworth St. which is in front of another lifeguard. In other business, the council
to become Dows City Law Ofﬁcer. the Dows Community Convention Cemetery sexton was discussed. approved:
Coulter Fun Day Saturday After discussion of the mayor’s
cost analysis and with an eye to
Center and The River Bar. The Sons
of the American Legion would like
It was decided to offer $20/hour
to Leland Wenzel to continue as
-Clerk’s report for April, 2011.
-A building permit for Shane Hefti
Coulter celebrates its 110th year at the Coulter Community Center the possibility of saving money to hire a band to play in the street on sexton. for an addition to his house
anniversary on Coulter Fun Day, at noon for a freewill donation. and gaining more local control, the Saturday night of Corn Days, August Council again discussed getting the -A building permit for Trent Claude
Saturday, Jun. 18. Parade line-up Multiple downtown council will offer a contract for one 5. The city approved the request city maintenance shed area cleaned for an addition to his house.
will begin at the elevator at 10:30 activities for all ages will be from year. If the contract is agreeable with unanimously. up. The next meeting of the Dows city
a.m. with parade at 1-4 p.m. Miller, it would go into effect on Lienemann reported that attendance The council approved a motion to council will be held on Tuesday, Jul.
11. Live music with Smokin’ Guns July 5. at the pool has been very good. begin the process of getting rid of 5 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The Coulter Fire Department will begins at 8 p.m. with Coulter’s famous
ﬁrst-of-the-season ﬁreworks at dark.
serve a smoked pork loin dinner
TAT’s or Temporary Airbrush tattoos
One world, many stories Bradley Fletcher, or Booker T, as take a minute or two on a normal parties, community celebrations, many other surfaces. Several years
The Dows Community Library noon. most knew him when he lived in tattoo, or 3-4 minutes on the larger such as Corn Days, etc. He will be ago he left the medical ﬁeld and
Summer Reading Program begins In order to be assured of enough Dows, will be at Corn Days doing tattoos. The costs range from $5 to working out of a 1979 tour bus that he has focused on his art business. He
in July. The program is open to all crafts and prizes for everyone, you TAT’s or Temporary Airbrush $10 each. has converted into his mobile studio. will be bringing other art as well for
young people, ages ﬁve to eleven, must register by June 29th. No late tattoos. These TAT’s are applied These are gaining in popularity at It has ‘Custom paint by Booker’ and display and for sale. Come check out
with games, books, crafts and a registrations will be taken after that with air, they are waterproof and many events. His customers range in has been pretty popular in itself. the big bus that will be located on the
whole lot more! date. If you are unable to make it hypo allergenic, they can last a week age from very young to very mature. He has also been continuing his South east corner of the park. There
This program is free of charge and into the library, you can contact or two. He has many designs you Booker has done fund raisers, charity airbrush art on wall decor, will be something for everyone.
will be held on the mornings of July us at 515-852-4326 or email us at can choose from and the tattoo can events, graduation parties, wedding motorcycles, outdoor murals and
6, 13, 20 and 27th from 10:00 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levey the Great Street Dance
Standing Hamptons will be musical nuggets of the 70’s, 80’s and features four part harmonies with Check there songs and sound out on
Levey the Great will perform a will leave you mesmerized. He is performing in a Street Dance on beyond. Five seasoned performers all members sharing lead vocal the web and then join your friends
magic act on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. also a hypnotist and a D.J. Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 p.m. to 1 with over 80 collective years of chores. Combining superior musical down town Dows for a great time at
on stage and at 3:30 Levey’s two The show will also feature live a.m., and is sponsored by the Sons performing experience (they’re not and performance skills, a modern the street dance. It will be held on
clowns will be off stage doing face animals and a lot of audience of the American Legion. that old, they just started young!) light show, and a pro sound system, main street in front of the River Bar.
painting and making balloon animals participation. This is a must see Capturing the sound and magic deliver a musically and visually Standing Hampton delivers the If it should rain in the evening, the
in the park. show for all ages. of the glory days of classic rock, compelling show. energy and spectacle of rock at its dance will still be held in the Dows
Levey The Great has been doing Come join the fun and get your face Standing Hampton performs the best The Des Moines based quintet best. Community Convention Center.
magic for 14 years. He has performed painted or have them make your
for many small town events, schools, balloon animal.
businesses and private parties. He
has even performed for Dolly Parton
Levey and the Clowns hope to
see you all there.
Dows Fun Run
and Tanya Tucker. Levey the Great Travis Muhlenbruch will be the preregister that helps so much to get ready for the parade. Registration forms will be available
head of the Fun Run this year, along eliminate the confusion on the day They will offer a 2 Mile and a 5K in Dows at City Hall, United Bank
No passports available at Franklin with a little help from his mom, Kim,
and many other volunteers.
of Corn Days. They are also starting
the Run at 7:30 a.m. this year, so
run on Saturday morning. Start
getting in shape for the Fun Run and
& Trust, the Dows Mercantile and
Each year more runners come so people will have times to pick up join Travis and his volunteers at 7:30 For more information, you may call
County June 20-24 - See back page for full story preregistration helps. And if people their ribbons and still have time to a.m., bright and early. Travis at 641-373-0662.
2 Thursday, June 16, 2011
LOCAL STUDENTS By Iris Eriksen matter will be taken before the By Karen Weld People can stop into the Honey Barn
6th Annual Boat Races, Sunday Federal Postal Authority. ** A tip of the hat to Cory to get details. Six shops in the Heart
Jun. 22, 1958… The annual Alden For Sale… Hay, $10 a ton. Leslie Abels, the committee, and any/all of Iowa are participating. Great
Boat Club races get underway on Rankin. volunteers and participants who grand prize, free fabric charms, free
the Iowa River. A crowd of 1,000 For Rent… Modern house, made this year’s Festival in the pattern, and a $50 drawing at each
expected. There will be a free lunch across from the intersection of the Park a good one! Just by attending shop!”
to early arrivals, at noon. Climax: Presbyterian Church. Available you helped to make it succeed! Our ** Wright County Adult Health
Local students receive degrees a drawing for a 12 foot aluminum
June 30th. $35 a month rent. Laura
engines were “Revin in 2011”; now
we are up for 2012!
Clinic (ages 50 and over) on
Wednesday, Jun. 22 - Goldﬁeld
from Iowa State University 80 year old landmark hit by
lightning… A barn owned by Amos
Lost… Navy Blue Jacket, size 14.
**Friday, Jun. 17- it’s a Goldﬁeld
Texas Jam at Grama Beth’s Kitchen
Legion Building - 11:15 a.m. -
noon. Blood Pressure Screening
Last week, 3,319 students Shaylyn Lena Wiarda, MS, Gardalen was destroyed by a ﬁre Surplus Chicks… 4 weeks old. on Highway 3 in Goldﬁeld, and Education Program. For more
received degrees from Iowa State Agronomy. From Clarion: Rebecca Friday evening, 1 1/2 miles north of 400 white leghorn pullets and 50 beginning at 6 p.m. Join the ‘down complete information, call Kathy
University in Ames. Among those Anne Terhark, MED, Educational Dows. roosters. Denger Hatchery. home’ fun! Nicholls at 515-532-3461.
students locally were: Tanner Leadership and Policy Studies. Rev. Tolo receives call to Luther For Sale… Small Chihuahua ** From Rachel at the Eagle Grove ** It’s coming: Lake Cornelia
Cyrus Howard, BS, Agricultural From Rowan: Abbey Jean Canon, College… On receipt of a letter of puppies, $25. Bert Anderson, one Chamber of Commerce: “Please join Tour of Homes - Saturday, Jun.
Studies; Jocelyn Rena Wiarda, DVM, Veterinary Medicine. call from the Board of Trustees, and mile east of Dows. us for the Eagle Grove All School 25, from 1 - 5 p.m. Eight homes
DVM, Veterinary Medicine; the president of Luther College of For Rent… Apartment. Available Reunion (Friday, Jun. 17 - Sunday, will be featured; tours begin at the
Decorah, Iowa, to serve as professor July 15th. E.G. Lott. Jun. 19). While it is an alumni outdoor shelter house on the north
Area students named to Buena of the Dept. of Christianity and
Bible, the Rev. Arthur J. Tolo will
Detasselers Needed… Hybred
Seed Corn Fields near Belmond.
reunion, everyone is welcome. There
are activities for all ages including
side of the lake. For tickets ($10),
contact Evans Furniture or any Lake
submit his resignation on June The Thompson Hybrid Seed Corn a kiddy carnival and inﬂatables for Cornelia Improvement Association
Vista University Dean’s List 27. Rev. Tolo has served the 1st Company will need a large number kids (which are free), bath tub races, member. They will also be sold
The following students have been Muhlenbruch attends the Buena Lutheran Church of Dows since of men, women, boys, and girls for a 3 on 3 tournament, Greg Harris 5K Sunday on the north side of Lake
named to Buena Vista University Vista University Graduate & September of 1947, coming from the annual detasseling operation. It run, lots of food vendors, and a full Cornelia.
Graduate & Professional Studies Professional Studies Mason City Augustus College of Sioux Falls. is work that anyone who is of high schedule of entertainment. There ** Saturday, Jun. 25 - Wright
Dean’s List for terms three and location. Larry Sharar honored on his 15th school age or older can do. Your is a street dance/beer garden with County’s Relay For Life - Eagle
four: Krista State from Dows. State Students named to the Dean’s List birthday… Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne supervisor will show you how to Boogie & the Yo Yo’s.” Sunday Grove Track, from 6 p.m. - midnight;
attends the Buena Vista University must have a minimum grade point Sharar entertained at a BBQ supper do it. We have top wages and free morning includes a ﬂy-in breakfast For more information, contact Neal
Graduate & Professional Studies average of 3.5 for the two terms, and party Thursday evening for their transportation. Work starts about and classic car show at the airport Bohnet at 402-278-1165 or www.
Iowa Falls location. State received based on a 4.0 grade point system, son Larry on his 15th birthday. The mid July. Sign up today. with Lyle and alumni golf outing at the golf events.cancer.org/rﬂwrightcountyia.
a perfect 4.0 for the two terms. and must have taken at least 12 guests included, his cousin, Sandra LaRue at Larsons Clothing Store course. For a full schedule of ** From Shannon Schroeder:
Mikyla Muhlenbruch from Dows. hours of coursework. Rankin, of Owasa, classmates, and for work to start soon. Thompson events, contact Rachel at chamber@ “A ‘vendor mall’ is being planned
a few other close friends. Including Hybrid Seed Corn Company. eaglegrove.com or visit their for Wright County’s Relay for
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans and son, Question asked by child the other website: www.eaglegrove.com. Life on Saturday, Jun. 25. We are
Dows students excel at and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Ellingsen, day: “What was your favorite fast ** The Wright County opening up space for any small
and son. The group enjoyed a food when you were growing up?” Conservation Board will host its 6th business or crafters wanting a
Ellsworth Community College scavenger hunt following the meal.
27th Annual Mendell Reunion held
Answer: “We didn’t have fast food
when I was growing up, all the food
annual Outdoor Youth Field Day
on Saturday, June 18 at the Izaak
chance to make contacts and sell
merchandise. The Relay Committee
Julia Lynne Forgy of Dows Ellsworth Community College is
at Hampton Memorial Hall. There was slow.” Walton Clubhouse at Oakdale Park, would like a $25 donation to the
graduated with honors from a unit of Iowa Valley Community
were 22 relatives present. Mrs. Question: “C’mon, seriously, just south or Renwick. Iowa DNR, Relay, an item donated for the
Ellsworth Community College in College District that also includes
Hannah Mendell was honored. where did you eat?” National Wild Turkey Federation, rafﬂe, and conﬁrmation before the
Iowa Falls on May 7. Julia earned Marshalltown Community
June 26th, 1958… Four Local Answer: “It was a place called ‘at Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, event. All vendors are responsible
an Associate in Arts Degree in College, Iowa Valley Community
Youth questioned on Rural Mail home.’ Mom cooked every day, and and Whitetails Unlimited will all be for own tables. The Relay will be
Elementary Education. College Grinnell, and Iowa
Box Damaging. As yet, no charges when Dad got home from work, we on hand from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. from 6 p.m. - midnight in Eagle
Holly Heiden of Dows was named Valley Continuing Education. For
have been ﬁled against the boys; sat down together at the dining room with several activities. The event is Grove.” For more information or to
to the Ellsworth Community more information go to www.
ages 23, 18, and two 17 year olds. table. And if I didn’t like what she designed for kids 8 years of age and register, call Shannon at 515-532-
College spring term Dean’s List. EllsworthCollege.com
The matter was investigated jointly put on my plate I was allowed to sit older. There is no charge and lunch 2425.
by the Wright County and Franklin there until I did like it.” is provided for all! You must sign ** It’s coming: On Sunday, Jun.
County Sheriff’s Departments. The up before the event. For details, or 26 - Worship Service at Lake
to sign up, contact Charles Bray at Cornelia, ﬁrst of eight weeks of
email@example.com or 515-293- Sunday morning worship services
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL 0544.
** Sunday, Jun. 19 - special
Father’s Day worship at Holmes
Baptist Church, Holmes. Want more
(through August 14) - 8 a.m. - at
the open air shelter on the north
side of Lake Cornelia, sponsored by
Clarion Church of Christ - for more
information? Call 515-825-3110 or information call 515-532-3273.
visit www.holmesbaptist.org. ** Money Saving Tips: It’s all
** Or worship at any of the 44 about water: Fix dripping faucets.
churches in Wright County with Don’t let water run while brushing
Dad this Father’s Day! your teeth or shaving. Set water
THIS SPACE Burton E. Tracy ** From Melinda Petersen at heater temps at no higher than 120
Muhlenbruch the Honey Barn quilt shop in degrees. Install a water heater wrap
& Co., P.C. Goldﬁeld: “Our Heart of Iowa Shop per manufacturer’s instructions.
FOR YOU! Insurance Certiﬁed Public Hop is June 20 through June 25.
CALL: 515-852-3344 Accountants
FOR MORE INFORMATION Shannon Muhlenbruch, 902 Central Ave. E.
DRS. SNIVELY P.O. Box 384
& GILDNER, P.C.
Clarion, Iowa Put down the remote
515-852-4156 515-532-6681 and pick up the paper
515-532-3630 641-444-3380 Fax: 515-532-2405
“Your One Stop Water Shop” 515-852-3344
COONLEY & Tenold-Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org
COONLEY Funeral Homes
John E. Coonley
Attorney at Law - DOWn to Earth - Personal Services
Hampton, Iowa Regular Hours:
641-456-4741 Monday-Friday 10-5 Belmond, Iowa
Saturday 9-noon A Division of Hampton Publishing Company
515-852-4699 641-444-4474 (USPS 455-930)
Ofﬁce Hours in Dows email@example.com
by Appointment 1-800-657-6985 OFFICE: 641-866-6866 Ryan Harvey Publisher/Advertising
www.dowsﬂowershop.com TOLL FREE: 1-877-667-8746 Deb Oelmann News Manager
Mitch Jones Layout/Web Manager
Dows Advocate Katie Hinkle Sports
PO Box 139 / 401 W. Train St. / Dows, IA 50071
Mark Odland, RPH Titan Machinery deadline for all Ofﬁcial Newspaper for the
Pharmacist on duty: City of Dows & Dows Community School
Mon., Tues., Wed., 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thurs., 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri., Sat., 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Hwy. 65/20 N. • Iowa Falls copy and news is Published weekly by the Eagle Grove Eagle, a division of Mid-America
1-800-657-4750 Publishing Corporation. Periodicals postage paid at the Post Ofﬁce in
Mondays at Noon!
Mon.- Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dows, IA 50071. Postmaster: Send address changes to Dows Advocate,
Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 641-648-4231 PO Box 139, Dows, Iowa 50071.IA 50071.
The Dows Advocate
After hours emergency phone, 515-852-3585
Contacting the Dows Advocate
is online @
• NEWS •
The news editor for the Advocate is Deb Oelmann. You
can submit news items or letters to the editor to her, in
Dows, by telephone at 515-852-3344; by facsimile at
515-852-3344; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
by mail at PO Box 139, Dows, IA 50071; by delivery at
401 Train St., Dows, or leave the item in the outside
Advocate drop box at the Dows Grocery in downtown
Dows. Include your name, address and phone number
with all items.
Subscribe, Renew or Give a Gift Subscription to the
• ADVERTISING •
Advertising for the Dows Advocate is Ryan Harvey. You can
submit items to him in the drop box at the Dows,Grocery
in Dows; or contact him at 515-852-3344. If you want to
RATES: NAME: ____________________________________________
fax an advertisement, send it to 515-852-3344, attention
Leigh. If you want to email, send the advertisement to
Wright, Franklin, Hardin, or ADDRESS: _________________________________________ email@example.com.
Hamilton counties: $32/year
CITY & STATE: ____________________________________ • SUBSCRIPTIONS •
Outside of area: $37/year
Annual subscriptions are $32 in Wright, Franklin, Hardin
ZIP: _________________ PHONE: ____________________
DIRECTIONS: Clip this form and send it with your payment to and Hamilton counties; $37 elsewhere. To purchase a
the Advocate subscription service at: Dows Advocate, P.O. Box 29, TOTAL OF ORDER: _________________________________ subscription, use the form in this paper, leave an order
Hampton, IA 50441. You may use your credit card to subscribe by with a payment in the drop box at the Dows Grocery, or
calling toll-free 1-800-558-1244, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to GIFT? YES NO How should we sign the gift card? (Below) call the Dows Advocate/Hampton Publishing Company
5 p.m. You may also drop this form with your payment at the Dows
Grocery drop box. _______________________________________________________________ subscription sales ofﬁce toll-free at 1-800-558-1244.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 3
By Marillyn Korth Peggy Lemke and Virgila and Jon By Pamela Warwick on this particular spot of ground. United Methodist Church
What a lovely weekend! It was a and E. They had a very interesting Tom and I had the deeply gratifying Soon, a few buildings grew up to Morgan, Lee Center, Nazareth Lutheran
busy one, but that is good. presentation of what they learned, good fortune to visit our son, Dave, accommodate the latest endeavor. Bradford Coulter
I have spent a lot of time this week and shared with us. The group and his wife, Amanda, at their home Blacksmiths and grocers; Erling Shultz, Pastor Pastor, Dave Bernhardt
washing my car windows, as those was in Mexico by the way. After in Eden Prairie this past weekend. mechanics and tilers; school marms Sundays: June 19, 8:30 a.m., Sundays: June 19, Worship
lovely swallows keep depositing church and lunch, I went out to the It was the ﬁrst weekend off where and ministers; doctors, carpenters, Worship (B); 9:30 a.m., Worship, Services, 10:30 a.m.
on them. I am growing to really Rehabilitation Center of Hampton we’d had a chance to visit the kids barbers, creamery workers, and (LC); 10:30 a.m., Worship (M)
hate them. Now they have built a to see Ardis. Virgil was still there, since the news that Baby Braun was ﬁremen all congregated to serve Tuesdays: June 21, 5:15-6:30 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
p.m., NA/AA Bible Study; 7:30 Latimer
beautiful nest right above my auto, and we had a good visit. Ardis is coming in Mid-August, and so it each other and build interdependent p.m., (B) Bible Study Rev. Marvin Lorenz, Pastor
on a wire that is connected to my doing as well as she can. While I was an especially sweet anniversary lives together. Many of our Vespers
garage door opener. I will admit was there Dave and Lois Hicks and present for us both! forefathers stood up to the tasks at United Methodist & Latimer/Rev. Marvin Lorenz,
that it is a work of art, but when I Marge Stover stopped by on their With such a long time since we’d hand to ensure a good life could be Presbyterian Pastor
ﬁnish my letter I am going to get on way to see Dolores Hicks. It was a been able to make the trip up, we harvested and had, and we remain Dows - Alexander Saturday: June 18, 7 p.m.,
my ladder and destroy it. Curse me wonderful day to visit. I left Ardis had lots of catching up to do at their as living proof to the large dream. Kalen Fristad, Pastor Vespers with Communion
if you must, but I will try to keep and went to see Marceline Cooper. home there. Yes, we ﬁnally took in In a region of our country known Sundays: June 19, 8:45 a.m., Sunday: June 19, Food Pantry,
it intact and put it someplace else. She as always is such a delight to a baseball game together at the new for its high ideals and good clean Alexander Methodist Worship; 9 a.m., Worship; 10:15 a.m.,
They are very messy birds and I am visit with as is her roommate. I also Target Field. The Twins clobbered living, this quote by Clarence 9 a.m., Dows Sunday School; ABC
also messy at times, but I try not to visited a minute with Betty W. It the Rangers soundly. We had the Kelland seems quite appropriate. 10 a.m., Dows Joint Worship Wednesday: June 22, 6:30
be messy on someone’s auto. was a very good afternoon. distinct pleasure of watching the It goes, “My father didn’t tell me at Presbyterian Church on ﬁrst p.m., Eld-ers
I have had two 50th anniversaries I keep forgetting to tell you about Twins’ center ﬁelder make some how to live; he lived, and let me two Sundays each month and
this week. My friends Don and our neighborhood’s new home. The very sweet unexpected catches, and watch him do it.” And that has how at United Methodist Church on First Lutheran Church
Deloris Soppeland from Badger, outside is pretty well done, and they even the ﬁnal play was outstanding small towns such as Coulter have remaining Sundays Dows
Thursdays: June 22, 9 a.m., Rev. Dr. Ronald Yarnell,
who have been over here many are working inside so I can’t see as the Ranger at bat hit the ball so sustained the tests of time: by the Presbyterian Women Interim Pastor
times, met me in Eagle Grove for the progress very well, but it is a hard that it sent the splintered and faith, diligence, and fortitude of our Sunday: June 19, 9:00 a.m.
lunch on Friday. They celebrated by gem. I smile every time I go by as broken instrument ﬂying towards fathers before us. Abundant Life Chapel Coffee, 10:30 a.m. Worship
taking their children out every night it looks as if it belonged there. One the mound as the second baseman So in part, this is a bit of the Dows Tuesdays: June 21, 6:30 a.m.
last week. Don loves to pick up the of these days I will stop and see the forced an out and then made a reason behind this brief day-long Sundays: June 19, 9:30 a.m., Men’s Bible Study, 7:00 p.m.
check, but this time I got it. Then inside. It makes me want to clean double play at ﬁrst! Perfect weather celebration with movies and surrey Sunday School for all ages Adult Bible Study-First Lutheran
we went uptown to get some cards, up around my house so they won’t and foot longs made the company rides, duck ponds and cribbage including adults; 10:30 a.m., @ Dows
and Deloris and I each bought a new be embarrassed to live here. even sweeter! tournaments, speakers and hands- Worship Service with Nursery
purse in honor of her anniversary. Back to my favorite places. After Aside from the chance to catch on activities, fellowship and Beer and Children’s Ministry available; The Missionary Alliance
Don was not impressed to say the the ﬂower shop is the senior citizens up with the kids and hear all their Gardens and ﬁreworks at dark. Here 6:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study with Church
least. They are wonderful friends building. The seniors have made latest news, some of the most fun is a brief listing of some of the fun childcare available Blairsburg, Iowa
and we enjoy baiting each other. a very nice place to hold their was getting to decorate the nursery to be had throughout the day in our Wednesdays: June 22, 7 p.m., Sunday: June 19, 9:00 a.m.
Saturday I went to Madison Korth’s dinners, and they have been well together and locate the perfect grateful midst. Adult Bible Study with Nursery, Sunday School for the entire
graduation party held at Bradford in attended. I am remiss as I don’t upholstery with which to reﬁnish 10:30 Parade line-up at the elevator; Children and Youth Ministry family!!!! 10:00 a.m. Morning
the hall there. I went early, as I had attend very often, but they do have the four generation rocker that I 11:00 Parade; Smoked Pork Loin First Reformed Church Wednesdays: June 22, 7 p.m.,
another engagement in Dows at 5, good meats. Skeeter is president rocked Dave in when I was a brand Dinner at the Coulter Community Alexander Solid Rock Youth, Adult Bible
when her party started. Madison is of the organization and keeps new mother. I will reﬁnish it once Center - served by the Coulter Fire Pastor, Phillip Arnold Study
Torie Korth’s oldest daughter and everyone in line. Rick brings in the again, reincarnating it to cherish Department for a freewill donation Sundays: June 19, 8:30 a.m.,
Noval and Denise’s granddaughter. meat, and maybe potatoes, and the yet another Braun Baby later this immediately following the parade. Adult Sunday School in the United Church of Rowan
I got to see most of the family, and members bring veggies and salads. summer. This little one shall make From 1-4: Downtown activities Sunshine Room; 9:30 a.m., Rowan
then raced back home where Norma Usually someone has dessert for ﬁve generations falling asleep to include: Worship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday Nancy Hofmeister, Pastor
picked me up and we motored into their birthday or because they have its gentle, well-seasoned creak, all Cribbage Tournament, Bingo, School; 6:30 p.m., HS Youth Sunday: June 19, 9:00 am.,
Dows to Pat and Don Lane’s 50th. something to share. They play bingo told. Cake Walk of Ages, Bake Sale and Group Meeting; 7 p.m. Pastor Sunday School/Coffee; 10:30
What a lovely party! Enough food and have other entertainment. It is There is something special about Home-made Ice Cream provided Phil’s Radio Ministry on KLMJ a.m., Worship with Communion.
for an army; appetizers, main dishes, a delightful place, and if you have handing down such family relics. by CAL Cheerleaders, traditional Wednesdays: June 22, 4 p.m.,
and a dessert bar. Heaven on earth! nothing to do on certain Mondays, But things are the least important Danish heart-weaving activity, and Catechism, Grades 1-8; 7 p.m., Sovereign Grace Church
I got to see lots of people, and sat come on in and share a meal with treasures we hand down. They speaker Ray Baltes relaying his High School Doug Holmes, Pastor
by Clinton and Mary Anderson. I your friends. may be tangible reminders of our escapades while restoring a vintage Sunday: June 19, 10:15 a.m.,
Immanuel United Sunday School; 11:15 a.m.,
taught Clinton in ﬁrst grade, so we This week Bear goes to the vet. He heritage, but the lineage that really Oliver tractor - all at the Coulter Church of Christ Worship at First Presbyterian in
caught up on a few things since sort of likes to ride in the car so it matters is that which has been lived Community Center. Latimer Dows
then. Raymond and Arthurin, Bill won’t be too bad. But I don’t know out before us and among us. Andy Grifﬁth and Veggie Tales Sunday: June 19, 9:30 a.m.,
and Bev, Mark Weideman and his if I will have to leave him or if I can Which brings me once again to our movies with popcorn, “The Storm of Sunday School; 10:30 a.m.,
son Joe were there, and I had a good wait for him. community heritage here in Little 2010” photos, and the vintage map Worship
visit with Mark. This is just a few I had word that Dean Ites of the Denmark. of the old Coulter Cemetery which
of the many who were there. Norma Alden/Iowa Falls area died suddenly This coming Saturday is the date depicts both the “Danish Side” and
went as my guest, and she was early in the week. He was my we have set aside to celebrate 110 “American Side” - all at the Coulter
hesitant as she didn’t know Pat and
Don, but they said bring a guest, so
brother-in-law, Alvin’s nephew, and
I knew him from a youngster. My
years of continuity and community
in this little space of fertile Iowa
Noon to 2:00: Local T-Ball Team
I did. When we were ready to leave, sympathies to the family. He was countryside. We have come to call Picnic and Ball Game at the City FOR SALE - 15” Delta Scroll Saw
$35.00. Located at 200 W. Madison,
she told me that when I asked her not very old. it “Coulter Fun Day.” Ball Diamond. Lake City, IA (712) 887-1386
to go to a party, I really knew how Next week is Father’s Day. Don’t Not only is such a day set aside for Tractor-pulled Surrey rides all over
to pick them. Congratulations Pat forget to tell your dad you love him. having a good time among friends, town every one-half hour. AGRONOMY SUPERINTENDENT -
and Don and thank you for a grand Do something nice for him, like but it also serves as a testament to Franklin County Extension with Good Pay! Inventory/Order Chemicals,
evening. We left before the dancing coming home early some night, just the fortitude of rural constituents Dennis Carlson: Tracker Quiz - Do Coordinate Product Logistics. Conduct/
started. to surprise him. Be careful he might and a way of life long valued for its you know your native wild animals? Log Equip maint. Good Communication!
I went to Hampton to church today. faint. Happy Father’s Day to all you hard work and home-spun ethics. at the City Park Shelter House. EEO/AA. Lane: 712-297-7511
They had a taco dinner to celebrate men. If you are not a father, have a These small communities among us Beer Garden, Specials, and Live
the return and successful mission good day anyhow. Someone may be are pockets of rural life at its best: music with Smokin’ Guns @ 8:00 at SEMI DRIVERS GOOD STEADY
trip that several of their people looking at you as an example. Have our own May Berrys and Mount Hometown Pizza and Pub. FREIGHT You will be home most
went to a week ago. My E was a good week. Till next time. MK Pilots, if you will. Coulter’s famous ﬁrst-of-the- weekends. Two weeks paid vacation after
one of them. I sat with Dean and For once upon a time - forging season Fireworks at Dark: set up at the ﬁrst year. Have Blue Cross Insurance
lives out of fallow soil, and moving City Ball Diamond. and 401(k). Contact:
OBERG FREIGHT CO. Fort Dodge, IA,
a house or two across country in Come join us as we celebrate 110 888-739-5220 ext. 2 515-955-3592 ext.
the mix - a few earnest Danes set years of small-town rural Iowa 2 , www.obergfreight.com
about to “make hay” on the newest living!
enterprise to place a railroad stop And Happy Father’s Day, too!
Prestage Farms of Iowa Maintenance
Technician Prestage Farms is looking
for anindividual to join the Maintenance
Department in providing maintenance for
our swine facilities. Swine production
Memorial services will be held for Ruth V. Rollene on Saturday, Jun. 25 at awareness and prior maintenance
1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls. experience is a plus, but not required.
Must be self-motivated and have good
communication skills. Must have a valid
Please forward your resume to:
Lake Cornelia Tour of Homes Prestage Farms of Iowa
Attn: Anna Crim
1421 S Bell Ave, Suite 107
Ames, IA 50010
Saturday, June 25, 2011 1:00-5:00 PM 515-233-8200 x.430
Tour includes eight homes on the lake for only EOE
$10.00. Tour maps distributed at the outdoor * THIS PUBLICATION DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT
advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent or which might
shelter house; north end of lake. Proceeds otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste.
However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the
accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods
used for kiosk in quiet waters and benches or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly
investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to use
throughout walking paths. good judgment are reasonable care, particularly when dealing
with persons unknown to you who ask for money in advance of
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
delivery of the goods or services advertised.
DOWN HOME RESTAURANT
104 EAST ELLSWORTH STREET • DOWS, IA 50071 • (515) 852-3627
ADULTS $8 • 12 AND UNDER $5
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
BROASTED CHICKEN, ROAST PORK, MASHED
POTATOES, GRAVY, GREEN BEANS, CORN, BAKED
BEANS, SALAD BAR, DINNER ROLL
4 Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Velma Butt of the number of visitors during the
As I do this on Saturday morning hours of 9-10 a.m., and 4-5 p.m. DOWS CITY COUNCIL
the sun is shining so we hope and the last time I checked and the JUNE 6, 2011
Clarion, Hubbard and Clarksville number during the opening and
The Dows City Council met in regular session
on June 6, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Dows City Hall/
have enjoyable celebrations. The closing hours were very minimal. So Convention Center with the following present:
rain was a welcome relief from beginning June 26, we will be having Council Members Kracht, Lane, Gorder,
some hot, windy weather that really new permanent hours 10 a.m.-4
Muhlenbruch, Lienemann, and Mayor Klatt.
Also present: Mike Schroeder, Deb Oelmann,
made the corn grow this past week. p.m. Monday thru Saturday and Jim Howard.
Looking ahead to next week 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. We had those Motion by Lienemann, seconded by
there are many places in the area hours during the winter months, Muhlenbruch, to approve the minutes of the
May 2, 2011, council meeting. Motion carried.
to celebrate summer. Alden Days, the lack of volunteers and workers All ayes.
Greene River Days, Coulter Days, will hopefully make it easier for Motion by Lane, seconded by Gorder, to
and in Eagle Grove they are having Sharon who does all the scheduling. approve payment of the following bills:
the all -school reunion. Also it is We also hope that one less hour in Farmers Coop, ambulance-fuel-two months ....
Crazy day in Dows. If you come to the morning and afternoon will be 126.08
Alden for breakfast, yours truly will appreciated by our volunteers. Iowa Central Community College, ambulance-
be there in the serving line. At this time the computer is having
EMT B training ................................. 1,065.10
U.S. Cellular, ambulance-cell phone exp. 33.01
There will be a change at the some minor problems, so I am doing Airgas North Central, ambulance-oxygen
Welcome Center. For the past few like I keep telling everyone, every rentals ................................................. 140.76
weeks we have been keeping track week, “keep rolling”.
Sonya Vinsand, ambulance-training ........ 55.00
Hackbarth Texaco, ambulance-fuel ......... 26.00
CULTURE AND RECREATION
SHIIP advises to check
Deb Olson, library-gross salary ............. 918.00
Deb Olson, library-dvd’s ............................ 5.00
Geri Pretlow, library-gross salary........... 180.00
June to-do list from The Iowa Gardener policies periodically
Judy Kessel, library-gross salary ............. 60.00
Penworthy, library-books-Enrich Iowa ... 171.39
Center Point Large Print, library-books ... 43.74
Alliant Energy, library, parks, pool-
By Veronica Lorson Fowler, weeds from returning. I recommend bare-root roses now on sale at some electric expense .................................. 153.35
The Iowa Gardener, www. 1 to 3 inches of wood chip (aged, garden centers. They usually are If you’ve had your long-term care in the area where you live or expect Chase Credit Card, library-books .......... 364.11
insurance policy for a few years it to receive care and evaluate if your
Plastic Recycling, library-sign ................ 346.00
theiowagardener.com never fresh) mulch around too far along and too weakened to Nancy Plendl, pool-gross salary .............. 27.13
What to do in your Iowa garden plantings. successfully transplant.) might be time to dust it off and take current policy provides adequate Hackbarth Service, cemetery-fuel for
this month • You can divide perennials that • Time to practice tough love. If a a look at what you have. “Just like coverage. Do you need to increase mowers ............................................... 463.00
other types of insurance, you should the daily beneﬁt? How much will
King Construction, ﬁre station-door repair85.00
• Harvest as much of your cool- bloom in spring now, as needed or tree or shrub is still struggling with Woolstock Mutual Telephone, library-internet
season spring vegetables now. Once desired. Hold off on dividing those winter damage or overall sickness, regularly review your policy to see this raise your premium? Can you expense ................................................ 26.95
weather hits, lettuces get bitter, peas that bloom in late summer or fall. with signiﬁcant amounts of dead if it still meets your needs,” says afford this increase? If you want to IRS, library, cemetery-April FICA-Medicare
get tough, and radishes get woody. For them, it’s too close to show wood, it’s almost certainly time to Kris Gross from the State of Iowa’s increase beneﬁts you will probably tax ....................................................... 136.43
IPERS, library-April IPERS .................... 108.67
• If you planted pansies, they’ll time! dig it up or cut it down. Senior Health Insurance Information have to go through “underwriting” Dows Library, library-postage .................. 37.08
start to fade in early summer heat. • Deadhead ﬂowers on annuals, • Remove the browning foliage Program (SHIIP). “With long-term to qualify. That means the company Farmers Coop, conv. center, library,
Replace them with warm-season perennials, and some shrubs. It of tulips and daffodils once it pulls care insurance this is particularly will look at your current and past cemetery-l.p. and grass seed.............. 834.80
Shefﬁeld Financial, cemetery-mower
annual ﬂowers, such as geraniums, keeps your garden more attractive away easily. Until then, the plant is important because the types of care health to see if they will cover you, payment ............................................. 233.49
marigolds, and impatiens. and in many cases, it will encourage using it rejuvenate for next year. offered are changing,” she adds. or give you more coverage. Windstream, pool-phone expense ........... 58.81
• You can prune spring-blooming more ﬂowers longer. • Cut back mums and tall asters to Start your review by looking at One other feature to review is the Hampton Heating, ﬁre station-furnace
the year the policy was issued. types of long-term care your policy
repair ................................................... 128.00
shrubs, such as lilacs, now since • Continue to plant container-grown about half their height. They tend to Victoria Elphic, pool-supplies................... 46.65
they’re done ﬂowering. or balled-and-burlapped trees, be ﬂoppy with many small ﬂowers. Policies sold prior to July 1992 covers. Does your policy cover Trent Claude, pool-supplies ..................... 31.35
• Weed, weed, weed! Try to time shrubs, and roses now. However, A pruning now will help them often included requirements which nursing home care? Home health Barnhart Electric, ﬁre station-repairs ..... 110.00
limited collecting beneﬁts, such care? Assisted living? Alternative
ACCO, pool-supplies .......................... 1,288.27
your weeding for the day or two avoid planting bare-root roses and produce larger, bigger ﬂowers on Anika Yepez, conv. center-cleaning ....... 157.50
after a rain. It makes getting the other bare-root plants. This late in stronger stems. as requiring a three-day hospital types of care? Know what your King Knutson, pool-repairs to
roots and all much easier. the season, they’ll struggle to get stay before beneﬁts would be paid. policy covers and how you qualify bathhouse ........................................... 285.00
Some only covered skilled nursing for the different types of care. As
Urness Hardware, parks-supplies ........... 67.26
• After weeding, mulch to prevent established. (Avoid purchasing AFLAC, library-May insurance premium 107.40
care and others required a stay in long-term care changes and evolves, GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Moped Safety Classes offered in Iowa Falls the nursing home before home
health care was covered. If you, or
having a policy which is ﬂexible is
Woolstock Telephone, city hall-computer
expense ................................................ 22.50
Summer weather is here so it is This class teaches new moped $54; bring a sack lunch.
Dows Post Ofﬁce, city hall-post ofﬁce
a family member, have a policy with If you have questions as you review box rent ................................................. 36.00
time to get those young riders into a operators the rules of the road so To register for the June 20 Moped this language, evaluate what you’re your policy, call SHIIP at 1-800- Hobson, Cady, and Cady, city hall-legal
moped class. Iowa Valley Continuing they can be safe moped riders. A Safety Class, call Iowa Falls IVCE paying and have paid for premiums, 351-4664 (TTY800-735-2942). expense .............................................. 343.04
Education in Iowa Falls will offer certiﬁed instructor teaches this class at 641-648-8621 or 800-284-4823.
IRS, city hall-April FICA-Medicare tax ... 640.69
and the likelihood you’ll be able to The Iowa Guide to Long-Term Windstream, city hall-phone expense...... 73.45
the Moped Safety Class on Monday, that is required of anyone under Additional Moped Safety Classes collect beneﬁts. Even if your policy Care Insurance, which includes 16 Wright County Landﬁll, city hall—clean-up
June 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reg 16 years old who wants to earn a are scheduled in Iowa Falls on was issued more recently, read it questions to ask about your policy, day fees .............................................. 502.00
Johnson building, on the Ellsworth moped license. Students need to be Monday, July 18 and Friday, Aug. carefully to understand what criteria is also available by calling SHIIP
Bell’s, city hall—clean-up day fee .......... 312.50
Dows Post Ofﬁce, city hall-certiﬁed letter
Community College campus, 1100 14 years old or within six months of 12. have to be met to collect beneﬁts. or going to their website at www. expense ................................................ 11.18
College, Ave., Iowa Falls. their birth date. Cost of the course is Over the years the requirements therightcalliowa.gov. Mid-America Publishing, city hall-
related to inﬂation protection have SHIIP is a service of the State of
publishing ............................................ 115.77
Carrot Top Industries, city hall-supplies for
changed. In 1992 plans were Iowa and does not sell or promote ﬂags .................................................... 221.83
required to offer an inﬂation beneﬁt any insurance policy, company Dows Legion, city hall-10 ﬂags .............. 250.00
that was equal to 5% compounded or agent. All services are free,
AFLAC, city hall-insurance premium ..... 133.78
annually. Since February 1, conﬁdential and objective. SHIIP Farmers Coop, road use-l.p................... 760.00
2003, plans must include inﬂation has counselors across the state that Farmers Coop, road use-fuel................. 512.42
protection unless you reject it. This are available to meet with you one- ArnoldMotors, road use-parts ................ 349.87
O’Reilly’s, road use-battery ..................... 89.99
points to the importance of having to-one to discuss long-term care Dows Pharmacy, road use-supplies ........ 12.46
the daily beneﬁt keep up with rising insurance, Medicare and health Wright County Landﬁll, road use-April, May,
long term care costs. insurance issues. Call 1-800-351- June 2011 dues................................ 4,218.75
IRS, road use-April FICA-Medicare tax . 192.95
Look at the cost of long term care 4664 for the site nearest you. Alliant Energy, road use-shop & street light
electric expense ............................... 1,383.17
Alliant Energy, water & wastewater-
electric expense .................................. 787.25
Nancy Plendl, wastewater-gross salary 499.88
Mike Schroeder, water-gross salary ... 1,207.88
HOME AT AUCTION Iowa Finance Authority, wastewater-interest
on two SRF loans............................. 1,169.43
Morts Water, water-hydrant repairs ....... 473.13
Located at 306 LEE ST DOWS, IOWA Jeanette Wenzel, water-gross salary . 1,428.39
Wright County, Iowa Dows Post Ofﬁce, water-postage ............ 66.10
Tuesday July 5, 2011 4 PM Municipal Supply, water-supplies .......... 480.00
IRS, wastewater-April FICA-Medicare
tax ....................................................... 359.91
Morts Water, wastewater-cleaning lines 167.83
Windstream, water & wastewater-
phone expense ................................... 230.13
Nancy Plendl, wastewater-gross salary 594.50
Jeanette Wenzel, water-gross salary . 1,428.39
United Bank & Trust, water-principal
payment & interest ........................... 9,539.97
U.S. Cellular, wastewater-cell phone
expense ................................................ 35.27
Brown Supply, water-hydrant
replacement ..................................... 2,500.20
DNR, water & wastewater-
recertiﬁcation fees ............................... 240.00
Dows Pharmacy, water-supplies ............. 11.93
Carus Corp., water-chemicals ............... 241.80
Ag Source, wastewater-testing .............. 505.80
IA. Assn. of Municipal Utilities, water-safety
group dues .......................................... 268.83
Farmers Coop, $720.00 (water-l.p.)
Wastewater UV Project 1. Smith-Gehrls
$84,835.00 (wastewater-pay request No. 2)
Motion carried. All ayes.
Motion by Lienemann, seconded by
Muhlenbruch, to approve a building permit for
Shane Hefti. Motion carried. All ayes. Council
Member Lane questioned whether the Council
should be enforcing a demolition permit.
Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Gorder,
to approve a building permit for Trent Claude.
Motion carried. All ayes.
Motion by Lienemann, seconded by
Muhlenbruch, to close the 100 block of East
Ellsworth Street August 6 for a street dance for
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: corn days. Motion carried. All ayes.
This 4 BR home is located on large lot w/1975 2 car garage. Motion by Muhlenbruch, seconded by
Lienemann, to proceed with getting rid of
nuisance properties and dangerous buildings
LEGAL: with at least one property a year. Motion carried.
All ayes. Motion by Kracht, seconded by Lane to
Lot 2, Block 1 Eskridge Add. To Dows, Wright County, Iowa table junk ordinance addition until next meeting
so Council Members can give this section some
TERMS: thought. Motion carried. All ayes.
Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Lane,
Cash. 20% Down Day of Auction. Buyer will sign Contract drawn to raise the sexton pay to $20.00 per hour for
by Jim Walters Attorney at Law at conclusion of auction with Leland Wenzel. Motion carried. All ayes.
balance due in approx. 30 days. Closing will be held at Walters Motion by Muhlenbruch, seconded by
Kracht, to approve the Clerk’s Report for April
Law Firm Office at 222 Oak St. Iowa Falls, Iowa . Balance will 2011. Motion carried. All ayes. Receipts for April
be due upon delivery of deed and merchantable title. Real Estate 2011-$116,582.30. Expenses for April 2011-
Taxes will be pro-rated. Sellers Reserve the Right to Reject any Motion by Lienemann, seconded by
and all bids. Announcements Sale Day take Precedence over Muhlenbruch, to hire Nathan Davis as a
Printed Material. For property inspection contact the auctioneer lifeguard at the Dows Pool. Motion carried. All
Mike Ryerson 515-689-3728 Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Kracht,
to hire Mr. Arlyn Miller for a period of one year
for 25-40 hours per week for law enforcement.
Motion carried. Four ayes: Lienemann,
Disclosure: In this transaction Ryerson Realty LLC represents the seller Muhlenbruch, Kracht, Lane. One nay: Gorder.
Motion by Lienemann, seconded by Lane,
OWNER ~ DOCKWELL FAMILY to put in manual controls for the heat tracers
for the aerators at the wastewater plant. Motion
Ryerson Realty LLC , Eagle Grove, Iowa carried. All ayes.
There being no further business, motion
515-448-3079 by Lienemann, seconded by Lane, to adjourn.
www.ryersonauctionrealtyltd.com Motion carried. All ayes.
Thursday, June 16, 2011 5
FRANKLIN SHERIFF Barbara Bahena, 27, Hampton, no 19, Hampton, ﬁfth degree theft.
Jail Census: insurance; Heather Kreimeyer, 35, Saturday, June 4:
As of 10 a.m. Monday, the Hampton, interference with ofﬁcial • 5:44 a.m.: Junk semi trailer in
department had ﬁve prisoners in acts, domestic abuse assault. parking lot on 2nd St. NW.
custody. All were housed in the Sunday, May 29 • 10:55 a.m.: Loud music, 220 1st
Hardin County Jail, Eldora. • 2:16 p.m.: Nuisance/junk St. NE.
Thursday, May 26 ordinance complaint, 709 5th St. • 11:46 a.m.: Wind damage in 400
• Among the calls were: Abandoned SW. block of 5th St. SW.
vehicle in Coulter; message • 8:36 p.m.: Kids at pool (600 • 1:09 p.m.: Theft of item from
delivery. block of 1st St. NW) throwing rocks yard in 900 block of 4th St. NW.
Friday, May 27 at trash cans. • 1:25 p.m.: Dog left in car in 10
• 2:40 p.m.: Phone scam from • 8:50 p.m.: Disturbance, 10 block block of 1st St. NW.
Jamaica, 1300 block of Timber of 2nd Ave. NW. • 8:15 p.m.: Disturbance, 108 7th
Ave., Hansell. • 11:06 p.m.: Suspicious subjects, St. NW.
• 4:44 p.m.: Civil dispute over race 521 4th Ave. NE. • 9:05 p.m.: Fireworks in 200 block
car in 2400 block of Hardin Rd., • 11:22 p.m.: Suspicious activity, of 1st St. SW.
Back in March, the Advocate ran this photo of the train depot in Galt. A mailed response to
Saturday, May 28
• 12:02 p.m.: Snake in caller’s cold
air return duct, 2400 block of 105th
1014 4th St. NE.
• Among the calls were: Found
bike; found tire cover with license
plate; loose dog.
• Among the calls were: Utility
problems; unfounded commercial
alarm; unfounded vandalism;
information for ofﬁcers; phone
the Advocate says that the railroad came through Galt in 1881, after the Iron Horse came St., Geneva. Call referred to county • Citations issued included: One harassment; open door.
to Dows around 1880. This information came from the Wright County history book. conservation. for speeding; four for no seatbelt; Sunday, June 5
• Among the calls were: Assistance Jose Linarer Ortega, 31, Hampton, • 2:15 a.m.: Fight, 10 block of 2nd
to motorists; prisoner transport; no seatbelt, driver’s license or Ave. NW. Rene Colorado Ortega,
Supervisors approve new assistance to Hampton police.
• Citations issued included: Nathan
Tobin, 20, Iowa Falls, operating
Monday, May 30
• 11:14 a.m.: Gas drive-off, 4 4th
21, and Guillermo Paredes Sanchez,
24, both of Hampton, were each
cited for disorderly conduct.
engineer’s contract motor vehicle without owner’s
consent, third degree criminal
• 1:14 p.m.: Domestic dispute, 777
8th St. SW, Lot 14.
• 3:32 a.m.: Fight at courthouse.
Omar Hernandez, 23, Hampton,
was cited for disorderly conduct.
The Wright County Board of technician. rated,” said Waid. Other bidders Sunday, May 29 • 2:20 p.m.: Power line on roadway • 3:15 p.m.: Domestic dispute, 10
Supervisors, Monday, approved the The Board awarded the contract included Dixon Construction and • 10:58 a.m.: Theft of junk stock in 300 block of 5th Ave. NE. block of 2nd Ave. NE.
contract for Adam Clemons as the for a bridge in Section 19 of Troy Minnowa Construction. cutter from farm in 500 block of • 3:08 p.m.: Branches on roadway • 4:16 p.m.: Vehicle passed school
new head engineer. Clemons has Township on Baxter Avenue. In other action the Board: 110th St. in 600 block of 6th Ave. SW. bus while bus was stopped at Olive
been the assistant Wright County As per Engineer Dan Waid’s -held a budget amendment hearing • 5:59 p.m.: Assistance to DNR at • 3:30 p.m.: Shepherd’s hook taken Ave. railroad tracks with stop arm
Engineer for just over four years and recommendation, the contract was for an additional line item of $287, Maynes Grove with translating. from cemetery, 521 4th Ave. NE. extended. Charges are pending.
will start his new position on July awarded to Graves Construction of 446 for MH/DD; • 8:51 p.m.: Concern about kids • 6:29 p.m.: Disturbance, 600 block • 6:33 p.m.: Domestic dispute, 314
1st. Spencer for $200,375 for a kit bridge, -approved ﬁreworks permits for riding motorbikes in Coulter. Unable of 1st St. NW. 1st St. NW. William Henry, 37, was
Clemons was also granted which includes a steel abutment and Roger Haupt and Myron Amdahl. to locate anyone on a motorbike. • Among the calls were: Assistance charged with trespass and public
permission to begin searching for a precast concrete deck. “These • Among the calls were: Controlled with parade; loose dog; found intoxication.
another assistant engineer and a bridges are already standard load burn notiﬁcation; abandoned animal; request for extra patrol. • 6:57 p.m.: Disturbance, 10 block
vehicle. Tuesday, May 31 of Central Ave. E.
Monday, May 30
Supervisors award bid for R-38 project • 1:18 a.m.: Loud campers at South
Mallory Park, Hampton.
• 5:40 a.m.: Erratic driver coming
into Hampton from west on Hwy.
• 7:36 p.m.: Disturbance, 10 block
of Central Ave. W.
• 8:56 p.m.: Disturbance, 600 block
At their regular meeting Monday, the included Manatts, Inc. and Blacktop drainage clerk Deb Lukes; • 1:59 a.m.: Broken sign at 120th • 8:18 a.m.: Nuisance/junk of 1st St. NW.
Wright County Board of Supervisors Service Company of Humboldt. The -received and reviewed the renewal St. and Nettle Ave. ordinance complaint, 114 4th Ave. • 9:16 p.m.: Domestic dispute, 424
approved the bid and awarded the project is expected to be completed rates from MetLife for 2011-12 • 5:52 p.m.: Horse running on road NW. 2nd St. NE. Miguel Sarat-Pastor,
contract for the resurfacing project this year. employee dental coverage. The in 1800 block of Lark Ave. Deputy • 1:11 p.m.: Theft of tomato plant 31, Hampton, was charged with
on R-38 south of Clarion. The Board approved a change order county currently pays 100 percent, helped catch and return horse. in 5-gallon bucket in 10 block of 5th domestic abuse assault.
Heartland Asphalt, Inc. of Mason from Gehrke, Inc., the contractor and the new rates are up slightly • 7:12 p.m.: Request to speak with Ave. NE. • 10:03 p.m.: Suspicious activity,
City is the successful bidder on the for the drainage improvements and from the current year; deputy about harassment, 300 block • 5:40 p.m.: Concern about 600 block of 1st St. NW.
seven mile project. Their winning ag drainage well closure project in -received the Central Iowa Juvenile of Brown St., Alexander. chemicals sprayed on ﬁeld to west • Among the calls were: Motorist
bid was $1.848 million for a cold DD#23. They presented a $21,440 Detention annual report; • Among the calls were: of caller’s house, 715 Federal St. S. assistance; unfounded suspicious
in-place milling and recycling of a decrease from the estimate, which -approved the posting for temporary Assistance with Memorial Day • Among the calls were: Loose dog; activity; unfounded commercial
four-inch layer followed by a three- represents an alignment change due part-time custodial help; parade; information on Iowa Falls employment ﬁngerprinting; welfare alarm; loose dog; overtime parking;
inch overlay of new asphalt. County to a redesign of the lower portion of -approved ﬁreworks permits for runaway; controlled burn; motorist check; lost phone; information for dog complaints; disabled vehicle;
Engineer Dan Waid said that this the main tile. Wayne Elkin and Mark Loats; assistance. ofﬁcers. phone harassment; missing person.
will be paid using TIF funding from In other action the Board: -went into closed session with Tuesday, May 31 • Citations issued included: Three Monday, June 6
the wind farm, as it falls within that -reviewed and certiﬁed the County Attorney Eric Simonsin to • 4:53 p.m.: Theft of three electric for no seatbelt; one for speeding; • 4:29 a.m.: Tree fell into street in
area. 2011 Wright County Drainage discuss possible litigation regarding motors valued at $700-750 each Daniel Sanchez, 25, Hampton, no 300 block of Federal St. S.
Other bidders, as presented by Waid, Assessments, as presented by a culvert crossing in Section 22. from property at Franklin Ave. and driver’s license or seatbelt. SHEFFIELD POLICE
50th St. Motors taken sometime in Wednesday, June 1 Thursday, May 26
last ﬁve weeks. • 2:21 a.m.: Juvenile did not return • 5:10 p.m.: Semi struck parked car
4-H’ers encouraged to participate in • Among the calls were: Assistance home, 600 block of 3rd Ave. SE. at Casey’s.
to Hampton police. • 4:44 a.m.: Suspicious activity, • 8:06 p.m.: Vehicles parked
classes at the Franklin County Fair Wednesday, June 1
• Citations issued included:
500 block of 2nd Ave. SE.
• 7:11 a.m.: Injured or sick cat in
illegally in 1100 block of Thompson
There are ample opportunities the Duct Tape Designs Challenge. Check out the Franklin Luis Antunez, 24, Dows, public grass in 1000 block of Central Ave. Monday, May 30
for 4-H members to participate at Do you want to become a better County Fair Book: http://www. intoxication and domestic abuse W. • 8:05 p.m.: Speeding vehicle
the Franklin County Fair. Get a communicator? Why not try out one franklincountyfair.com. Remember, assault. • 8:37 a.m.: Suspicious activity, southbound on Hwy. 65. Ofﬁcer
head start now by looking through of the communications departments fair entries and fees are due Friday, Saturday, June 4: 900 block of 3rd St. NE. spoke to driver.
youth exhibit classes in the Franklin such as educational presentations, Jun. 17, by 4 p.m. at the Franklin • 6:48 a.m.: Power pole broken off • 11:23 a.m.: Concern for dog’s IOWA STATE PATROL
County Fair Book. working exhibits, extemporaneous County Fair Ofﬁce, Hampton. For on Quail Ave., south of 130th St. welfare, 516 8th St. SW. Friday, May 27
Like to strut your stuff in the speaking or share-the-fun? Do you more information on these and the • Citations issued included: Justin • 6:39 p.m.: Harassment, 109 4th • 10:12 a.m.: Motorist assistance,
fashion world? Check out the like to cook or entertain? We would other 4-H fair classes call Franklin Fitz, 19, Coulter, Franklin County Ave. SE. 163 mile, I-35 N.
Fashion Revue, Clothing Selection, love to see you participating in the County Extension 641-456-4811. warrant for probation revocation of • 9:41 p.m.: Suspicious activity, • 11:32 a.m.: Debris on I-35 S. at
or $15 Challenge. Are you into Promote Our Commodities, Table possession of marijuana (turned self 100 block of Central Ave. E. 157 mile.
designing accessories? Look at Setting, or Food Challenges. in). • 10:20 p.m.: Suspicious activity, Monday, May 30
Sunday, June 5 821 4th St. NW. • 4:38 p.m.: Motorist assistance,
• 11:45 p.m.: Baby raccoon in • Among the calls were: Loose 162 mile, I-35 S.
State Fair Entries Due July 1 This is your Coulter garage.
dog; information for ofﬁcers; lost
dog; parking complaint.
Wednesday, June 1
• 4:00 p.m.: Erratic driver, 162
Franklin County 4-H members wishing to enter livestock and/or
horticulture exhibits at the 2011 Iowa State Fair need to ﬁll out entry forms
at the Franklin County Extension Ofﬁce by 4:30 pm, Friday, July 1. Entry
newspaper Friday, May 27
• 8:30 a.m.: Theft of steel fence
Thursday, June 2
• 12:19 a.m.: Theft of crock from
Friday, June 3
posts and ofﬁce desks that were porch in 10 block of 5th Ave. NE. • 5:27 p.m.: Motorist assistance,
forms require signatures of the member and parent. The Extension Ofﬁce
is located at 3 First Ave. NW, Hampton. For more information call 641- outside in parking area on 2nd St. • 10;35 a.m.: Small child playing 172 mile, I-35.
456-4811. NW. in street at 3rd Ave. NW and 1st St. Saturday, June 4
• 3:05 p.m.: Suspicious activity, NW. • 7:43 p.m.: Erratic semi driver,
417 1st St. SE. • 1:54 p.m.: Two boys “acting up” 151 mile, I-35 N.
• 4:52 p.m.: Juvenile bullied at at pool on 1st St. NW. Sunday, June 5
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT We want your stuff
Northside school. • 2:49 p.m.: Theft of cash on • 5:44 a.m.: Erratic semi driver,
MEET MINDY FORTUNE in our paper! • 8:05 p.m.: Assault on 7th St. NW. Central Ave. W. Cash returned. 156 mile, I-35 S.
• Farm Photos Shaun Patrick Walker, 34, Hampton, • 5:37 p.m.: Suspicious activity, FIRE & RESCUE
Mindy has been with Peoples Credit Union for 5 years was charged with domestic abuse 700 block of 4th Ave. SE. Friday, May 27
and currently serves as a loan ofﬁcer/teller.
• Short Stories assault. • 7:33 p.m.: Complaint of • 8:44 a.m.: Medical assist, 200
She is originally from Webster City and has one • Poems • Among the calls were: Semi
parked in no parking zone;
trespassing, 211 5th Ave. NE.
• Among the calls were: Information
block of 12th Ave. NW, Hampton.
Saturday, May 28
daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and
is involved with Relay for Life. • Photos information for ofﬁcers. for ofﬁcers; found items; loose dog; • 12:03 a.m.: Ambulance call, 10
Saturday, May 28 transfer to county conservation. block of 6th Ave. NW, Hampton.
• Long Stories Friday, June 3
Peoples Credit Union
• 12:56 a.m.: Vehicles • 7:10 a.m.: Ambulance call, 300
vandalized, 808 1st St. NW, under • 12:11 a.m.: Suspicious subjects block of S. 2nd St., Shefﬁeld.
310 First St • Webster City • 515-832-6346 • Farm Reports investigation. in 300 block of 7th Ave. NE. • 1:41 p.m.: Ambulance call, 100
• 10:53 a.m.: Loud music in 700 • 12:20 a.m.: Three juveniles at block of 1st Ave. SW, Hampton.
• Sports block of 1st St. NW. Progress Park ball diamond in 600 • 2:38 p.m.: Ambulance call, 1300
• Songs • 11:07 a.m.: Window broken on block of 1st St. NW after hours. block of Beeds Lake Dr., Hampton.
CAL Community • Cleaning Tips
• Letters To The Editor
building in 700 block of 1st St.
• 1:49 p.m.: Gas drive-off, 4 4th St.
• 1:37 p.m.: Possible vandalism to
Realtor sign, 221 1st St. NW.
• 9:19 a.m.: Complaint about
garbage and junk in yard in 700
Sunday, May 29
• 12:53 p.m.: Ambulance call, 100
block of N. 3rd St., Shefﬁeld.
• 10:26 p.m.: Possible ﬁre in 300
School District • Helpful Thoughts
• 3:37 p.m.: Solar lights broken,
709 1st St. NE.
• 3:40 p.m.: Loud music from
swimming pool in 700 block of 1st
block of 5th St. SW.
• 1:01 p.m.: Possible theft, 4 4th
• 2:37 p.m.: Family dispute, 317
block of 2nd Ave. SW, Hampton.
Hampton Fire Department
responded, discovered power cord
strip had overheated and melted.
Is seeking the following for the • Good Websites St. NW. 3rd Ave. NW. • 11:12 p.m.: Ambulance call,
2011-2012 School Year: • Among the calls were: • 4:04 p.m.: Trespass, 319 Central Shefﬁeld Care Center, 100 Bennet
*Excludes Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Information request; unfounded Ave. E. Dr., Shefﬁeld.
Full Time Bus Driver – Regular Route Weddings, Engagements and Obits *Subject
will be left to General Manager’s Discresion for
commercial alarm; found item; • Among the calls were: Extra Monday, May 30
railroad crossing problem on Olive patrol request; parking complaint; • 12:49 a.m.: Ambulance call,
Substitute Bus Drivers – route and activity
drivers Commercial Driver’s License and publishing *NO PERSONAL ADVERTISING
Department of Education Permit required for Ave; message delivery; assistance found phone; message delivery. Shefﬁeld Care Center, 100 Bennet
both positions. Interested applicants send letter moving wheelchair; check on • Citations issued included: Four Dr., Shefﬁeld.
of interest, resume, and references to Steve
subject’s welfare; loose dog. for no seatbelt; one for expired
Lane, Superintendent, CAL Community School,
1441 Gull Avenue, Latimer, Iowa 50452 or send • Citations issued included: registration; Vincent Darughtery,
information by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
6 Thursday, June 16, 2011
Cowboy baseball begins, 6-7
Senior, Corey O’Connor, swings and gets a hit against Algona.
The Cowboys won one and lost one in their double header.
Art Night award winners
Participation award winners in the Physical Fitness competition were: Logan Robertson, Camryn Reece,
Raymond Boeset, Caleb Jacobsen, Coy Hanson.
Yard and garden: Strawberries
By Richard Jauron and Willy The gray, velvety growth on the bed. Finally, fungicides are used the plants so birds can’t peck at
Klein your berries may be gray mold. It by commercial strawberry growers the fruit through the netting. The
The strawberry is the most popular also is known as Botrytis fruit rot. to control gray mold. However, structure also should be designed so
small fruit grown in the home Gray mold is favored by poor air cultural practices are the best way the netting can be easily removed to
garden. It is relatively easy to grow, circulation and a high humidity in to control Botrytis fruit rot in home harvest the fruit.
produces large quantities of fruit the strawberry planting. The most gardens. There are small, black, yellow-
high in vitamin C without requiring commonly infected berries are those Why do my strawberries have a spotted beetles feeding on my
extra equipment and can be grown touching the soil or other infected slightly bitter taste? strawberries. What should I do?
in home gardens all over Iowa. berries. The ﬂavor of most fruits and The small, black beetles are likely
Gardeners with questions about Cultural practices can reduce losses vegetables is inﬂuenced by sap beetles. They are also known as
strawberries and other berries may due to gray mold. Do not fertilize weather conditions. In regards to picnic beetles or picnic bugs. Sap
Jake Haberman rounds ﬁrst base after getting a big hit in the contact the experts by emailing June-bearing strawberries in spring. strawberries, warm sunny weather beetles commonly feed on overripe
double header against the Algona Bulldogs. or calling the ISU Extension The application of a nitrogen- produces the most ﬂavorful fruit. or damaged fruits and vegetables in
horticulture hotline at hortline@ containing fertilizer in spring When the weather is extremely hot, the garden.
By Katie Hinkle 3-22. They played a game right iastate.edu or 515-294-3108. promotes lush, vegetative growth. the berries may have a slightly bitter Sanitation is the best management
This 2011 baseball season is off to after that one which was a little When should strawberries be Dense foliage slows the drying of taste. Strawberry plants produce strategy for sap beetles in home
a good start for the Cowboys. They better but was still a 2-3 loss. After harvested? the strawberry planting, resulting smaller quantities of sugars when gardens. Keep the strawberry patch
start with a 6-7 win-loss record. those two losses, the boys came out Harvest strawberries when the fruit in a more favorable environment the weather is cool and cloudy. As a as clean as possible through timely
This year there are 42 players on with a great 10-1 win against the are uniformly red (fully ripe). Pick for gray mold. Control weeds in result, berries are not as sweet when picking and removal of damaged,
the team including the following Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs. Brandt the berries with the caps and stems the strawberry bed. Weeds reduce the weather is cool and rainy in May diseased and overripe fruit.
six seniors: Dillion Anderson, and O’Connor each scored a home attached to retain ﬁrmness and air circulation and slow the drying and June. Insecticide sprays are available for
Connor Kem, Luke Odland, Corey run against the Bulldogs. quality. Pinch off the stem about of the strawberry plants. Mulch Leather rot, caused by a fungal sap beetles, but they are difﬁcult
O’Connor, Ted Simmons, Adam The next three days were three one-fourth inch above the cap. the planting with straw to keep disease, can be a problem in wet to use because they are applied to
Stecher. games on the road and were the next Don’t pull them off. the berries off the ground. Berries weather. Infected fruit have a a crop that is ready for harvest or
Also, there are four juniors three losses. They ﬁrst played Iowa Strawberries should be picked resting on a damp or wet soil are leathery texture and bitter taste. while harvest is under way. If you
including: Wyatt Sann, Colin Falls on June 1, where the ﬁnal about every other day in warm more susceptible to gray mold. My June-bearing strawberry do spray, use an insecticide with a
Odland, Knute Severson, and Jake score was 1-12. Brandt scored the weather, every three to four days in During dry weather, irrigate in the patch was ﬂooded in June. Can I short harvest-waiting interval and
Lockhart. only run for the Cowboys that game. cool weather. The harvest period for morning when using a sprinkler. harvest the berries? follow label directions carefully.
Max Gangstad, Ryan Waters, Adam Their second game was against some June-bearing varieties may last Plants dry quickly when irrigated in Berry fruits, such as strawberries, There are small masses of foam-
Stevens, Jake Haberman, Matt West Fork. Jake Haberman, Matt three to four weeks. Strawberries the morning. are highly susceptible to bacterial like material on my strawberry
Odland, Logan Reichter, Keaton Odland, and Kem each scored one can be stored in the refrigerator for “Clean-pick” the strawberry contamination. Silt and other plants. What are these foam-like
LaRue, and Garret Juelsgard are the run and Ryan Waters scored two to up to ﬁve to seven days. Optimum planting. Harvest frequently. Pick contaminants may become masses?
sophomores playing this year. give their team a ﬁnal losing score storage conditions are a temperature berries as soon as they are ripe. imbedded in the ﬂeshy fruit and are The foam-like masses on the
The freshman include: Ben of 5-6. Then on June 3, they faced of 32 F and a relative humidity of 90 Handle berries carefully during difﬁcult to remove. Since the berries strawberry plants were probably
Jacobsen, Colby Ruiter, Nick the Lynx of Webster City where the to 95 percent. harvest to avoid bruising the were present when the garden was created by the meadow spittlebug.
Dow, Gavin Disney, Chris Staudt, Cowboy’s came home with a 4-13 Some of my strawberries are fruit. Immediately refrigerate the ﬂooded, do not harvest and eat any The meadow spittlebug is one of
Jordan Lee, Taylor Lehman, Kirby loss. covered with a gray, velvety unwashed berries. Berries that of the fruit. Renovate the strawberry several species of this commonly
Simmons, and Evan Uvan. On June 6th, the Algona Bulldogs growth. What is it and how can it exhibit symptoms of gray mold patch in early July. Next year’s crop recognized group of sap-feeding
Starting fresh this season are the came to Clarion to take on the be controlled? should be picked and removed from should be safe to eat if additional insects. Spittlebugs are familiar
incoming freshman: Joel Haberman, Cowboys in a double header. The ﬂooding doesn’t occur during fruit because of the frothy, wet mass of
Ryan Anderson, Kenton Waters, ﬁrst game was a C/G-D loss but development. “spittle” that surrounds the nymphs
Mason Willey, Cody Kapka, Elliott the second was a C/G-D victory. In How can I prevent birds from as they feed on sap from their host
Ahrens, Nathan Anderson, Colby the ﬁrst game, Dillon Anderson hit eating my strawberries? plants. The spittle is produced by
Eberhard, Ryan Basinger, Logan the only home run the game in the Birds can destroy 20 to 30 percent the immature stage of the insect
Nelson, Blake Majuris, Tommy fourth and then in the ﬁfth inning of a strawberry crop. The best way (the nymph) and protects the
Lampe, Zach Bell, Jacob Harvey, the game was called due to the ten to prevent crop loss in the home nymphs from natural enemies and
and Brett Zieman. run mercy rule. The second was a garden is to place protective netting desiccation.
The Cowboy 15 man varsity team’s better game with a 7-6 win. Jake over the planting. Netting can be While the foam-like masses of
ﬁrst game of the season was at West Haberman scored two runs while purchased at garden centers or spittlebugs are conspicuous and
Hancock on May 23. They came Brandt, O’Connor, Luke Odland, through mail-order catalogs. Attach somewhat obnoxious, spittlebugs
home with their ﬁrst victory, 8-6. Matt Odland, and Ryan Waters the netting to a frame that sets over cause little harm to plants. Control
Their next game on the next day scored one. the strawberry planting. The netting efforts usually are not warranted.
against Garner-Hayﬁeld at home, On June 8, the Cowboys played should be kept several inches above
they also took another win. Kem WCLT (Woden-Crystal Lake-
and Brandt each scored two runs
and Wyatt Sann, Lockhart, Jake
Titonka) where they took the
win with a score of 13-9. Dillon Committee to evaluate
Haberman, Stecher each scored one, Anderson, Brandt, O’Connor, Wyatt
bringing the ﬁnal scored to 8-2.
Three days later, the Cowboys
Sann, and Ryan Waters combined all
had 11 strike outs while pitching.
faced South Hamilton on May 27.
They won that game also, with a
After a win like that, they had
a hard 0-3 loss against Bishop-
hours, Franklin Courthouse
score of 9-5. Garrigan on June 10. By Mira Schmitt-Cash He compared it to Blue Sunday
The Cowboys started their season With many more games left, the The Franklin County Board laws that used to prohibit retail
with a record of 3-0, until they played C/G-D Cowboys will have plenty of of Supervisors voted to form a employees from working Sunday.
a double header against Waterloo on opportunities to change their record committee to decide how to shift “Wal-Mart and K-mart all had
May 28. The ﬁrst game was a blow to a winning one. operation hours in the courthouse (set hours), too, they weren’t open
out but not in our favor. C/G-D lost later, in order to better serve the Sunday, but some of them said, ‘We
public, at a meeting Monday. want adjusted hours.’”
Board member Corey Eberling In the motion, which passed, board
Story form page one - said he had heard more than six vice-chairman Mike Nolte will chair
citizen comments in one week, and a committee of department heads
No passports available at several the following week, asking
the county courthouse staff to shift
within the courthouse structure. The
committee will research how to best
operating hours, until 6 p.m. at implement a plan for expansion of
Franklin County June 20-24 the earliest, with 7 p.m. being the
courthouse hours. Nolte moved and
Eberling seconded the motion.
Due to employee scheduling, the continue to encourage those needing Citizens to whom Eberling spoke Eberling said he would like the
Franklin County Recorder’s Ofﬁce passport assistance or information requested mainly the Treasurer’s, but committee to have a plan in place
will not be accepting Passport to call the Recorder’s Ofﬁce at also the Assessor’s and Recorder’s by June 13 in order to be able to
Applications during the weeks of June 641-456-5675 before coming in, to ofﬁces, to hold later hours, he said. implement it by July 1.
Students participated in “The Principal and the Pea” a He recommended county staff It would be a shift, not an extension,
20 thru 24 and June 27 thru July 1. ensure that our Passport Agent will
Thank you for your patience and we be available to assist you.
musical, at Art Night in Dows. Here, Carter Bridges, playing hours remain the same, but that of hours. Hours are already budgeted
a principal candidate in the play, is walked off the stage by the time slot those hours are ﬁlled for the coming ﬁscal year.
Riley State. should change.