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					 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

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
                                                                                   speed boat.
                                                                                                                           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.
                                                                                                                           Paul Harrington.
                                                                                                                                                                    **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
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.      or visit their             for Wright County’s Relay for
                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans and son,        Question asked by child the other      website:              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.   
                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                          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               ** 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.
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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worship Service.
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
                                                                                                                            Public Library.
                                                                                                                              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 ,
                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                      driver’s license.
                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                          FATHER’S DAY
                                                                                                                                                                         BUFFET SPECIAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~Legal~                         Legal
                                                                                                                              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:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PUBLIC SAFETY:
                                                                                                                             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                       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                    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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PUBLIC WORKS
                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                                        Motion carried. All ayes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, June 16, 2011                      5

                                                                                                                                              Courthouse News
                                                                                                                                                   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.

Identity Unknown…
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
                                                                                                                                                                                     St. SE.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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     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.
                                                                                                                                                   HAMPTON POLICE
                                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mile, I-35.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, June 3
                                                                                                                                            posts and office desks that were          porch in 10 block of 5th Ave. NE.         • 5:27 p.m.: Motorist assistance,

                                                                                           USE IT
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
                                                                                           • Hobbies
                                                                                                                                             • 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
                                                                                                                                                                                     St. SE.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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    
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  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.
                                                                                                                                                                    extended courthouse
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
                                                                                                                                                                    preferred time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             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.

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