Inside the Advocate: Clarion News 75¢ Single Copies / 40¢ by Home Delivery in the Dows Area Volume 38 • Number 25 DOWS ADVOCATE The Hometown Paper for Dows, IA 50071 Thursday, June 24, 2010 COMMUNITY Do angels really sew? These do!! CALENDAR Thursday, Jun. 24 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m. Friday, Jun. 25 • Texas-style Jam at new time this month. Head to the DCCC from 7:45-10:30 p.m. Bring snacks to share. • 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. Saturday, Jun. 26 • CAL softball at South Hamilton, 10 a.m. • CAL baseball at TRV, 10 p.m. • C-G/D softball at Garner Hayfield, TBA. Monday, Jun. 28 • Senior Dinner today at noon, at Dows Senior Center. • CAL softball and baseball at Don Bosco, 5 p.m. • C-G/D softball and baseball at Iowa Falls, 5:30 p.m. • Dows Lions Club to meet at Down Home Restaurant, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 29 • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m. • C-G/D baseball at Forest City, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 30 • Dows Farmer’s Market at the Shelter Park, 5-6 p.m. • C-G/D softball and baseball at Webster City, 5:30 p.m. From left: Gert Peyton, Carlene Peyton, Jean White, Pat Muhlenbruch and Marj Larson. Missing from picture are Kandace Thursday, Jul. 1 Howell and Ann Brinkman. • C-G/D softball at Bishop Garrigan, 5:30 p.m. • CAL softball at CWL, 5 p.m. By Christa Wiarda various churches in the Dows area. County Public Health for the Homes the quilts; they are soft and warm Franklin County Public Health They really love to sew and will with Healthy Children program. This and they are their own. Friday, Jul. 2 is excited about a partnership that accept donations of fabric, batting program serves prenatal mothers, Homes with Healthy Children • C-G/D freshman baseball at West Fork, 12 p.m. has developed with a group of and thread. infants and children ages 0-5 yrs of is funded through a grant from • C-G/D baseball at Bishop Garrigan, 5:30 p.m. ladies from Dows who like to sew. These ladies are: Gert Peyton, age. Together 4 Families Empowerment • CAL softball at Latimer, 5 p.m. These gracious ladies sew all sizes Carlene Peyton, Jean White, Pat Homes with Healthy Children has group, private donations, and various • CAL baseball at Alexander, 5 p.m. of quilts for various groups around Muhlenbruch, Marj Larson. Not received approx 28 baby and youth communities groups. the area and donate them to good pictured are Kandace Howell and quilts for infants and children this If you would like more information Monday, Jul. 5 causes. Their supplies come from Ann Brinkman. past year. These quilts are given out about these Sewing Angels or like • CAL softball and baseball at Janesville, 5 p.m. people and various groups in the In the past some of these quilts to the children during a Registered to make a donation, please call Pat • Dows City Council to meet at City Hall, 7 p.m. community. These ladies meet in the have gone to the community of Nurse or Family Service Worker Muhlenbruch from Dows at 515- Presbyterian Church basement every Parkersburg following the tornado, home visit. These quilts assist 852-3557 or Franklin County Public Tuesday, Jul. 6 Thursday morning until noon. Francis Laurer Youth shelter, Spirit families to learn different types of Health at 641-456-5820. • C-G/D freshman baseball at Hampton, 12 p.m. These wonderful ladies represent of Dows, and most recently, Franklin play time/tummy time. The kids love • C-G/D baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m. • C-G/D softball at Clarion, 7:30 p.m. • CAL softball at Latimer, 10 a.m. Dows School Board approves basketball court improvements Wednesday, Jul. 7 By Logan Holmes against installing a sports court over • Approved 100% whole-wheat a superintendent and principal with • C-G/D freshman baseball at Clarion, 12 p.m. The Dows Community School the asphalt because snow removal only bread bid to Sara Lee Bakery. Clarion-Goldfield. • C-G/D softball and baseball at Clarion, 5:30 p.m. Board of Education met on Monday must be done very carefully as to • Approved milk bid to Roberts • Approved continuation of sharing • CAL regional softball, TBA. evening for their regular monthly not damage the flooring. Instead, the Dairy. a librarian, counselor, and ELL • Dows Farmer’s Market at the Shelter Park, 5-6 p.m. meeting. The board again discussed court will be painted. The basketball • Approved propane bid to coordinator with Clarion-Goldfield. options to renovate the existing backboards and nets will also be AgVantage FS Rowan. • Approved continuation of outdoor basketball court, located replaced. • Approved gasohol bid to Dows membership with IASB. south of the school building. The Dr. Robert Olson, Superintendent Farmers Cooperative. • Approved waiver for early start Attention Frye family descendents board approved a bid of $16,000 from Blacktop Services to patch the & Co-Principal, presented the master schedule for the coming year. • Approved diesel bid to Dows Farmers Cooperative. calendar. • Approved the GASB 51 threshold The Dows Historical Society would like to have something special at the cracks, place a special fabric over the Olson also shared that two weeks of • Approved leaving meal prices at of $25,000. Corn Days Celebration to commemorate the redoing of the Frye building. cracks, and apply a mat of asphalt summer school has been held with present levels. • Approved revisions to the student Please help us get the word out with names of relatives that we can send over the entire area. Since there another session being planned for • Approved leaving registration handbook. information about this special event. doesn’t seem to be much support early August. Lunch is provided as prices at present levels. • Approved board president to Drop off information at the Welcome Center or contact Velma Butt. for preserving a tennis court, the part of the program. • Approved setting TLC (after approve payment of bills prior to the plans are to focus on the basketball In other action the board… school program) tuition at $15 and end of the fiscal year. courts, four-square, a walking area, -Approved minutes of previous $8 for those who qualify for free and • Set next meeting for Monday, Jul. Senior Dinner June 28 and possibly other games such as hop scotch. The board decided meeting, payment of monthly bills, and secretary’s financial report. reduced lunches. • Approved continuation of sharing 19 at 7 p.m. The Dows Historical Society would like to have something special at the Corn Days Celebration to commemorate the redoing of the Frye building. Please help us get the word out with names of relatives that we can send information about this special event. Supervisors approve minimum requirement insurance document Drop off information at the Welcome Center or contact Velma Butt. By Les Houser the contractor. frost boils,” said Waid. Weather in Clarion. The county will sublease After being presented with the The general aggregate limit for the permitting, they will try to finish the south half of the building to them idea a week ago by the insurance general liability insurance combined shouldering work on the east end starting July 1st. committee, the Wright County is $2 million, with $100,000 for of C-70 this week. The first round In other action the Board: Board of Supervisors, on Monday, each accident or disease which may of roadside mowing is pretty much • Met with Bruce Lindner of Wright approved a document of the cause bodily injury with a $500,000 done in the Clarion zone and that County Conservation who presented minimum requirements for certificate policy limit. The contractor does will be continuing around the rest of two applicants for a position on of insurance for contractors working have the option of satisfying limits the county. the Conservation Board. After on county projects. specified with a combination of Some continued discussion was some discussion, it was moved and The document states that the primary coverage and umbrella/ held on the tile issue near the new seconded to reappoint Rick Brooks contractor shall purchase and excess insurance. Again, these are maintenance shed in Eagle Grove. to the Conservation Board and that maintain such insurance as will minimum requirements and any The water in the adjoining field is motion was approved; protect the contractor from claims individual contractor can carry more not draining off, and Waid will talk • Approved the appointment which may arise out of, or result than this if they so choose. to the landowner to see if something of Darren Robinson as a deputy from, the contractor’s operations During his weekly time with the can be done. in the Wright County Sheriff’s under the contract signed for a county Board, County Engineer Dan Waid During committee meeting reports, Department; project. Claims could include such touched on several items in his Supervisor Myron Amdahl informed • Held the canvass of votes for the things as workers comp, disability department. He reports there seem the Board that the Community and June 8th primary election; or other employee benefits, damage to be no road problems yet from the Family Resources office is expanding • Approved a cigarette permit for because of bodily injury, sickness, excessive rainfall. “It just makes their juvenile outreach services in Casey’s General Store in Dows; disease or death of either any person them sloppy and some spots are Wright County and will be offered • Approved fireworks permits for or any contractor or employees of still not quite healed up from spring available space in the DHS office Ryan Maasdam and Gary Hisson. 27th Annual Governor’s volunteer awards presented Several individuals and organi- charitable, and government organi- Wright County Charitable Founda- tation and Clarion-Goldfield TAP, zations of Dows and surrounding zations with an easy and effective tion, Connie Wilson nominated by Erica Lindaman, nominated by the communities received a Governor’s way to honor their volunteers with Wright County Charitable Founda- Clarion-Goldfield Schools. Volunteer Award from Lt. Governor a prestigious state-level recognition tion, Jeanne Russell nominated by “The devotion of these volunteers Patty Judge during a special recog- award. the Wright County Charitable Foun- has helped Iowa achieve the sec- nition ceremony held Thursday, Jun. Volunteers may be nominated dation, Jim & Karen Weld nomi- ond highest state volunteer rate in Stover retires from Library 17 in Storm Lake. The Governor’s Volunteer Awards for an award in one of several cat- egories: Individual, Group, Length nated by the Iowa Department of Transportation for ditch cleaning, the country,” said Governor Culver. “Lt. Governor Judge, the First Lady, Gloria Stover’s days as Dows head librarian are numbered, as (GVA) program was created in 1982, of Service, or Disaster Volunteer. Greg Anderson of Prairie Energy and I are honored to have this op- she is retiring on June 30. Between her time as assistant and as with inaugural awards presented in Nearly 800 volunteers were selected nominated by the Iowa Department portunity to personally thank this 1983. The program has grown from for awards in 2010. of Transportation for ditch cleaning, year’s award recipients for donat- head librarian, Stover has been at the Dows Library for over 25 a small program only available to Those in attendance on Thursday Clarion-Goldfield Middle School ing their time, dedication, and talent years. For more on Gloria, her retirement and the history of the state agencies to its present func- receiving awards are as follows: TAG, Pam Simmons, nominated by to make a tremendous difference in Dows Library, see Iris Eriksen’s Down Memory Lane on page 3. tion of providing all Iowa nonprofit, Duane Asbe nominated by the the Iowa Department of Transpor- our state.” See photo on page 6 2 Thursday, June 24, 2010 Dows ADvocAte Greetings from beautiful Austria By Marillyn Korth FROM ThE KORNER Another week without my computer and I am writing by hand. After this coming week, I will call my computer guy. This week will be the Ice Cream By Sandra Oetken ate, went to the chapel to pray and puffing and panting, we sat down The street was only one block Social and I will be busy. After much prayer and loving care, read and finally headed for our gate in our wonderful business class, where we parked the car. It was hot Monday, Skeeter called and said Jeff McVicker and family were in Iowa Garhardt`s dear sister, Shirley was which was gate 1, the farthest one fold down lounge chair seats. We and we walked and walked. Falls and would like to meet us for dinner (evening). Jeff is Juanita’s great- released from the hospital after away, so we started slowly walking couldn’t believe how close we came We showed several people the nephew. They live in California. His wife, Laura, children Elizabeth and spending 105 days and most of them that way. We were shocked to hear to getting left behind. advertisement for the apartment, Ryan met us at Porter’s in Iowa Falls and we had a great time talking over in intensive care. She has been the announcement, “Final and last Our three days in Munich were rainy but without a number they couldn’t old times. Jeff used to come with his parents, Martha and Darrell, and doing so well recuperating at home call for flight 130 to Munich”. We and cold as they always seem to be, help us. We were giving up hope brother when the boys were small and one day Till, Jeff and his brother that we felt totally free to leave for didn’t even look at each other, we but we passed the time and stayed and walking back to the car when were riding LuVerne’s John Deere garden tractor and ran into a tree. I don’t vacation. just started running. We forgot dry by riding the city bus one day we stopped a construction worker think it was damaged badly, but they got a lot of static from LuVerne. We left Pensacola early because about the one hour time difference and went to the Olympic Park and and he knew the building and said, Don and Sandy were invited but couldn’t go, because of Don’s impending we always fly standby and the in Atlanta. the next day we toured a castle. The “Come, I will show you. (The surgery on Tuesday. Things went well, but he has had some set backs, but flights looked best earlier in the day Luckily for us, two other couples third day we were rested and ready distressed couple look gets you a lot each day gets a little better. Norma and I saw him on Wednesday. We took which left us five hours to pass in passed us and got to the counter first to pick our car up in a small town, of help). We walked back one block Sandy with us out to dinner, (evening). When I am with city people, I have Atlanta. We walked and shopped for and there was another family behind Erding, just an hour train ride outside and he pointed us to a building that to say dinner in the evening. Us country folk still have supper). sunglasses and books, drank coffee, us. Evidently they forgot, too. So of Munich. After we got to Erding, was under construction. It looked Thursday, the Red Hat ladies went to the Courtyard in Iowa Falls. I didn’t we were standing on the street trying nothing like the photo and it was go, as I had a church ladies’ program at the Lee Center church. The president to figure out the bus schedule when sitting behind another building. We of our district UMW gave the program on signing for the deaf. She signed a taxi cab came around the corner, never would have found it without several songs for us and it was delightful. just like we ordered one. We have his help. We were so happy when Friday, I rode to town with Jade to see SheRee Wharton, who will be baby- never rented a car from this station we saw, “Praxmayer” on the door sitting for Mr. Justin. He loved little Hannah. We came home and then he before, so we went a totally wrong bell. stayed with me from 1:30-11 p.m. Friday night. Boy, I don’t get much done direction. We missed our road in Oh, what a warm greeting we when he is here. We played with his toys and he ate and threw stuff around. Rosenhiem and ended up going had. They had talked about us and By 9:30 or 10, we were in bed. I don’t know who went to sleep first, but we up our first mountain road that got thought we might come, especially were both asleep when mom came to get him. smaller and smaller the farther we since it was Grete`s birthday and Saturday morning I was up bright and early to go to Gloria’s retirement went. We ended staying at a tiny we always bring her pecans from party. She had lots of friends stop and received some nice gifts and there mountain village at one of the nicest Florida. Grete said little to us. She was an ample table of goodies. I had my usual educational visit with Don guesthouses we have ever seen. said she was happy we were there Waters. It was a lovely time for Gloria and Roger and son Wesley and two The very next day, after arriving but her eyes said, “No”. After a of his kids. By the way, Roger gave Gloria a lovely gift of pink roses and in Warth we drove to Bludenz on a short visit, Garhardt mentioned other flowers. She said she was really surprised. Well, Rog, you did good. search to find Grete Praxmerer and we must be leaving and Annabell I came home and made an egg casserole for our breakfast at church Sunday her daughter, Annabell. Bludenz immediately stood up and said, morning in honor of Dr. Ann Hicks. She is the daughter of Tom and Janis isn’t the easiest town to drive in, “Yes, and thank you for coming”. Hicks of Courter. Tom and Janis were out to Ohio to see their daughter so we parked the car and asked at We had prayer, shook hands with achieve this high honor from Ohio State last week. We were all glad to see the bank where her street was. The Annabell, and had long hugs from her and expressed our pride in one of our girls. problem was, all we had was an ad Grete. And now, when we drive by I was to Jon’s for dinner. He grilled steaks and they were excellent. These for the apartment without a street her cold and empty house, it doesn’t were from his own herd. E. made oven fried potatoes and fresh lemonade, number that Annabell gave us last seem so cold and empty because we which was delicious. Alex came and shared the meal with everyone. Michael year, so the girl at the bank printed know that is where her heart is and and Alex helped Delores B. and me get the ice from Dudley’s. Dave always us out a map and sent us on our we will always remember the many donates the ice for our social. I hope he knows how much we appreciate it. way. days we spent with Frau Praxmerer. (I hope he knows!) Norma is in charge of that. Late in the afternoon, Norma and I took a road trip to Ames and met Till for a little while. It was good to just amble along and look at the country. ONLINE 24/7 AT DOWSADVOCATE.COM There are a lot of crazy drivers (and I am not one of them, Donnie W!) 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There was Erling Shultz, Pastor Catechism, Grades 1-8; 7 p.m., life here on 603 Grant Street. Federated clubwomen, belonging to a “Big Library Day” celebration Sundays: June 27, 8:45 a.m., High School I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but we’ve had a bit of rain here the Thursday Club, decided that we July 1, 1967. There were bake Worship (B); 9:55 a.m., Worship, lately. And with those rains comes marshy, wet places. And just like The should have a library in Dows. It sales, card parties, coffee’s, Easter (LC); 11 a.m., Worship (M) Immanuel United House That Jack Built, way leads unto way, and mosquitoes are not far was a small beginning, with donated egg hunts, (with each child taking Tuesdays: June 29, 5:15-6:30 Church of Christ behind. books, and it was financed by part bringing a dime for the library p.m., NA/AA Bible Study; 7:30 Latimer Hence, one of the many reasons I am grateful for Harry and Sally - interested citizens of the community. fund), and Thursday club auctions p.m., (B) Bible Study Sunday: June 27, 9:30 a.m., having just lately arrived and now currently mudding in another seasonal The city of Dows provided space of objects (but not clothing) which Worship; Brook Boehmler homestead over our front picture window. Though it is a teensy bit close to for the library. It was located in the were no longer useful to the owners United Methodist & the front door for their comfort, they relented and built there anyway. Rates converted ladies rest room in City but which might be needed by Presbyterian Nazareth Lutheran must’ve been better. And now they shall grace us with their family-building Hall. This area provided 345 square others. During the celebration, Dows - Alexander Coulter antics, their very welcome protective squawking, and their ravenous feet of space. This small library there were refreshment stands, dart Kalen Fristad, Pastor Pastor, Dave Bernhardt appetites for those miniscule mites - the villainous mosquitoes. was adequate in the early years and throws, baseball throws, a teen-age Sundays: June 27, 8:45 a.m., Sundays: June 27, 10:30 a.m., Welcome to the former, and good-riddance to the latter, I say! the City took over full responsibility golf tournament, a queen contest, Alexander Methodist Worship; Worship Loving my flora and fauna as I do, despite the clouds of mosquitoes this of it in 1941. Because of meeting and a tractor pull. The day was a 9 a.m., Dows Sunday School; monsoon season has delivered, the gardens around town are faring quite better library standards, we found big success with approximately 10 a.m., Dows Joint Worship St. Paul’s Lutheran Church well. It is apparent that folks here like to do their part to keep the county’s ourselves in the position of no room $1,200 netted, and everyone had a at Presbyterian Church on first Latimer garden centers in business. In case you are a driver of cars or a rider of bikes for books and no place to study or good time. two Sundays each month and Rev. Marvin Lorenz, Pastor with an eye for such imaginative beauty, here is a short, short list of some of browse. In 1962, our library joined In September of 1967, the Thursday at United Methodist Church on Saturday: June 26, 7 p.m., the Coulter Gardenista landscapes that catch my summer fancies. the Mason City Cooperative Library, club, along with three other women’s remaining Sundays Vespers There is, of course, the previously mentioned Larry and Carol Erickson which is a part of the State Traveling clubs in Dows, sponsored a program Thursdays: July 1, 9 a.m., Sunday: June 27, 9 a.m., spread; Myron and Gloria Lawler’s exuberant floral and seasonal displays Library’s network of area libraries. featuring the River City Barbershop Presbyterian Women Worship; 10:15 a.m., ABC - minus one pear tree downed during a recent wind storm; Jan Kew’s This meant that every three months, Chorus of Mason City, and sold flower patch with her errant, yet smiling, bovine (named Daisy or Petunia, on a revolving loan basis, we would lunch to those who attended. Abundant Life Chapel First Lutheran Church perhaps?); Dave and Paulette Beyer’s berms and “Fallingwater” pond; and receive 400-600 books. Much to The total cost of the new library Dows Dows Bud and Leona Meyer’s spotless vegetative splendor with luscious clematis our dismay, we could never receive was estimated at $55,500. Dows Rob Noah, Pastor Sunday: June 27, Workshop w/ vines that I am quite in awe of! our full quota because of inadequate mayor, Leonard Jacobson, cut the Sundays: June 27, 9:30 a.m., communion 9:00 a.m., Coffee There are more of course, all different in their content and their style. space. The library worked hard for ribbon for the formal opening of the Sunday School for all ages 10:00 a.m. But these are just a few more places to add to the “growing” list of Coulter rural tax support on a county basis, new library building in 1968. Since including adults; 10:30 a.m., Gardenistas. Why, just taking a slow spin around town to gawk at the proud to supplement local tax support. it’s opening, many changes have Worship Service with Nursery The Missionary Alliance sproutings of some of these fellow Coulter-ites (and there are more) is eye- Succeeding in this, we could occurred. The meeting room has been and Children’s Ministry available; Church candy and inspiration for the green-thumb-hopefuls among us. Who knows purchase hundreds of new books, used for first aid instruction; GED 6:30 p.m., Adult Bible Study with Blairsburg, Iowa who else might be hiding a secret garden out back! but, again, where to put them. After classes, political caucuses; census Childcare Available No Information was While on the subject of Coulter gardens, this year’s Coulter Community increasing our hours open per week, taking; county and regional library Wednesdays: June 30, 7 p.m., Available Garden is in full force again. Just the other day, while taking another of my we were eligible for a state reference meetings; pre-school story hours; Adult Bible Study with Nursery, “slow spins,” I spied Anthony Cabrara out weeding and partaking of the book grant, which we applied for Christmas movies for children; Children and Youth Ministry United Church of Rowan peas. (“Peas,” I said, not “peace” in the garden - though Jan and I recently and received. summer library children’s programs; Rowan discussed that peace is what our garden-therapies bring us!) Crowded into a corner or our civic and social club meetings; and First Reformed Church Nancy Hofmeister, Pastor Anthony and I chatted a bit, and I learned that the list of caretakers has library, were one card table and occasionally city council meetings. Alexander Sunday: June 27, 9 a.m. grown this year. Hailee Bradley, Anthony, Brandon Covington, Eric Hess, three folding chairs. There was The library is proud to be one of the Pastor, Phillip Arnold Sunday School, 10 a.m. Kerry Etzel, and Julie Schroeder have been doing a bit of digging, weeding, an urgent need for a new library. first rural libraries to be accredited Sundays: June 27, 8:30 a.m., Worship, 11 a.m. Bible Study and likely a little leaning on the hoe. I say Julie - that is until the “snake The state traveling library supplied by the State Library Association, Adult Sunday School in the incident,” she said! Not to fear. As is true of any community, others step up information regarding the Library and its librarians certified to serve Sunshine Room; 9:30 a.m., Sovereign Grace Church and in to complete the tasks at hand. Service Act of 1956. As a part of this the community as “educated” Worship; 10:45 a.m., Sunday Doug Holmes, Pastor I thought I had missed my own planting window-of-opportunity earlier act of congress, The Construction librarians. The library is now School; 6:30 p.m., HS Youth Sunday: June 27, 10:15 a.m., when the rains descended like kids racing down the stairs on Christmas Act of 1964 had been appended, computer automated, and has Group Meeting; 7 p.m. Pastor Sunday School; 11:15 a.m., morning…in torrents! But I’ve managed to get a few treats of my own in which provided federal funds for movies, computers, printers, fax Phil’s Radio Ministry on KLMJ Worship at First Presbyterian in the ground, as well. building libraries. The Library machine, micro-film reader printer, 104.9 Dows In this little space of idealistic and utopian yoemanship, tales grow Board of Trustees and the city and copy machines available for the STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED alongside tomatoes, onions, and sweet corn. Camaraderie and cucumbers, council voted to take action. But we use of its patrons. NETWORK radishes and relationships co-mingled with sweat and perseverance -which had a deadline of only two weeks Many librarians have faithfully yield the precious fruits of the earth, as well as the soul. in which to make an application served, starting with Floss Drury, Now, just as I wax poetic, perhaps a handful of you remember the capers for a Federal grant, to be matched Myrtle Dow, Vera Tillman, Klara of last’s year’s Coulter Community Garden gardenistas, and that I was by local monies. Within these two Bennett, Iris Eriksen, and now duped. Yes. Duped! It was a ruse the whole time, this contest to end all weeks, we had to hire an architect, Gloria Stover has joined these contests for the Biggest Pumpkin ever - loser roasts hot dogs for the entirety secure an option on a building site, “retiree” ranks. Gloria was of superior gardeners that remain. have tentative architect’s plans of hired April 28, 1985, for the Asst. 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Van, Power Windows and Door, Cruise, Blue and Silver, Good Tires, Runs Great. 220,000 Miles. $1200 POPEjOY NEWS Looking for help managing 10,000 head of hogs. Wean to finish. Newer OBO. 641-430-5235 Monday, Jun. 28 buildings, good starting pay, quick raise Lions Club Dessert Night at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. based on performance, site located 8 miles SW of Dows Contact 515-298-4294 Thank You! To the Dows School, PTO, School Board members, teachers and aides. The past 36 years have gone fast. I have a lot of memories and a lot of kids that have gone through the doors of my bus. Thanks for all the cards, flowers and gifts. I will miss you all. It was a great surprise. Trisha pulled it off and I didn’t know about it. Thanks again for the memories. Clara Watt 4 Thursday, June 24, 2010 Dows ADvocAte check out our website @ dowsadvocate.com more than just news! A history of the Vernon Lutheran Church Part 2: More recent times Services were conducted there. By racks and hangers were installed In January 2007 a new Mission Jan. 6, 1945 will always be July 1946 we dedicated the new and and for the first time the church was Statement was created. Also a remembered as a day of tragedy greater Vernon Lutheran Church. locked for protection. The church Christmas Dinner was held the and testing. Our beautiful church In 1948, new pews arrived and roof was re-shingled in 1981. New Sunday before Christmas. structure was demolished by fire. were installed; these matched the sidewalks were installed in 1983. In June 2008, discussions began Only a very small part of the church three old pews saved from the fire. Also a pictorial display was installed on the future of Vernon Lutheran furnishings were saved- the chancel New Sunday School equipment was in the back of the church. A ladies Church. Aug. 2008 we met with furniture, three pews, the organ and also purchased and on March 26, night circle was formed. A choir Pastor Garriets about possible yoking hymnals. While the church was still 1950 the church celebrated their was formed and a chanting group. and choices to be made. In Nov. burning, the members met in the 50th anniversary. In 1984 the entire interior of 2008, Brenda Ashley, contemporary barn and decided to make plans for In 1958 new hymnals were the church was painted and new gospel singer performed. the new church. Two days after the purchased. By 1963 a parking lot baseboards installed. A Christ January 2009, a vote was taken to tragedy, definite plans were made was established on the west side Candle and Advent Candle hold our last service on December to rebuild, this time a brick church. of the church. The floors of the were donated. Vernon Lutheran 27, 2009 with closing ceremonies Once again we found ourselves in basement were refinished in 1964. Church was approved to be in the on June 27, 2010. #9 schoolhouse as our forefathers In 1966 a communion railing was Northeastern Iowa Synod of the New In August 2009, we had the were 45 years previous. installed, also hymnals racks were Lutheran Church in 1985. Church Dean Evans concert with supper A building committee was installed on the back of the pews. We pew cushions were installed in following. appointed. During this year many also became a two-point parish with 1988. Also new carpeting and hand In January 2010, a governing board handicaps were to be overcome- First Lutheran Church of Dows. railings were installed in 1989. was formed and the church building foremost of them, the shortage of By 1970 children were permitted In 1990 a picture directory was will be given to the governing board building materials. to come forward with their parents done. A merry-go-round was and any leftover monies at closing. We applied to the War Production for communion and we celebrated donated in 1991. At this time a Our history books will be kept at Board for a permit to build in our 70th anniversary. Folding doors children’s bulletin was added to the First Lutheran Church in Dows. January of 1945. April 1945 began were installed in 1972. In 1973 service. Many wonderful memories have construction of the church. Footings playground equipment was donated Vernon was well represented been made over the years. As dug, building materials ordered, the and also women were allowed on this year at a conference softball soon as a child was born into our bell purchased from Rockwell City the church council. By 1974 the tournament. Money raised was congregation, the child was placed on church and all of the foundation was basement was carpeted and since the donated to World Hunger, and the cradle roll till he/she was three- run in one day. A new pulpit Bible was dedicated and the cornerstone parsonage had not been used since 1966, it was decided to bulldoze it Vernon placed third. In 1992 sixty- five supplementary hymnals were years old. This was in preparation for them to enter Sunday School at Iowa farm ponds; tangling with the big mouth was laid on Reformation Day. down. In 1977, two new furnaces donated. In 1993 the east side of the three years of age. Many remember This week’s piece is on farm pond lurk within feet of the pond’s bank. By December 9, the new church were purchased and the PA system church was tuck-pointed and new the Bible School potluck picnics at fishing and this week we will be If the fish don’t seem to be in the was under roof. December 16 was installed. The kitchen was brick installed. Also a stainless steel Lake Cornelia with horse tanks full featuring what is often considered mood for breaking the surface with the basement was enclosed and remodeled in 1978 and handrails cap was placed on the chimney. The of ice water and bottles of pop. Also North America’s most sought after a fiery display of angered consump- temporary electricity installed. were installed on the stairways, coat Sunday School, along with the Bible the huge tubs of ice cream and the game fish, the black bass or large- tion, I would suggest a spinner bait, School theme “Noah’s Ark” took endless ice cream cones. After all mouth. These fish are very popular shallow diving square-billed crank- the children to the Des Moines Zoo. that, you could go roller skating because they put up a tremendous baits, or even a more subtle approach A banner stand and banners were right by the picnic area at the· rink. and often acrobatic battle, they can with baits like Texas-rigged senkos, dedicated in memory and given as a Sunday School has started with a be relatively easy to catch, and they plastic worms, or pig & jigs. Bass gift by the confirmation class. potluck and a hayride. Even when exist in just about every body of wa- generally prefer to ambush their In 1995 a new brick sign was built the men had to get off and push the ter across the state. prey in and around cover, so anytime south of the church. In 1999 a new tractor and flat rack up a hill. Most of Iowa’s farm ponds are you can work a slower presentation picture directory was done and the We have also had many fellowship managed for a healthy largemouth through brush piles and tree blow- church made a centennial cookbook. and fund raising suppers over the bass population and many of the downs you stand a great chance at The basement was carpeted at this years. Many banquets have been biggest fish caught in our great state connecting with large fish. time. An electronic keyboard was held from Mother/Daughter to come from ponds. The official cur- As far as management goes, bass donated. Ladies Night Out. rent state record is 10 lbs. 12 oz can overpopulate as easily as any In 2000 the interior of the church The ladies of the church have sewn from Lake Fisher in Davis County, other species. If you are trying to was painted in preparation of our many beautiful quilts and sent them however that record has (arguably) manage for a trophy bass fishery, all centennial. Also in 2000 an organ along with donated soap to Lutheran been broken numerous times espe- the big fish need to go back without was donated, the church record book World Relief. cially through numerous farm pond question. Over competition on the and German Bible were sent for Another wonderful memory is encounters. available forage is usually to blame restoration. We also received a note the tradition of the Christmas There are 8 lbs (+) fish in many of for a smaller average size, but se- from the Secretary of State that our candy sacks. Some can remember Iowa’s farm ponds, but don’t expect lective harvest, (keeping fish in the tax exemption had expired. We sent receiving them as far back as in the a fish like that to be a “gimme”. Just 10-13 inch range) can be the key to $10 to reinstate exemption in order 1930’s. Anyone who came to the like any species, largemouth bass higher trophy bass potential. to change the articles of corporation Christmas Eve program received a can be challenging to catch, but by Bass are tackle busters and can pro- to a perpetual corporation. candy sack. matching the right presentation to vide hours of great fun for anglers at Coffee mugs and suncatchers were Vernon Lutheran Church has the conditions, you can expect some any skill level, in my opinion a farm sold for the centennial. donated to many organizations over of the finest farm pond bass fishing pond largemouth is one of the most A wedding album of those married the years. The congregation today anywhere! exciting fish an angler can tangle at Vernon was made. $1,045 received treasures their heritage. God has Many ponds get covered in moss with, but they aren’t always easy. at the centennial celebration was sent blessed us with this heritage. It will during the summer, but don’t let that Adapt your presentation if the fish to Bremwood building fund. Two remain with us forever. deter you from fishing them. Using are not responding, but with the atti- bricks will read Vernon Lutheran This history has been compiled a moss-type bait such as a frog or tude bass are known for, you can bet Church, Dows, Iowa 1900-2000. from our church record books, the mouse can be very exciting, if there they will tell you what they want! In 2001, new formica and sliding reliable memory of “old-timers” is any structure penetrating the blan- Again, make sure you have per- doors were added to the kitchen. of our church and the minutes of ket of green stuff, attempt to land mission to access private ponds, In September, church night meetings. your bait near that and slowly work and respect the pond owner’s man- was changed from Thursday to Vernon Lutheran Church had its it through the moss, pausing at any agement wishes, but most of all, en- Wednesday nights. last regular service on December 27, openings in the vegetation. Once joy the fishery! Iowa farm ponds are In 2005, the council was downsized 2009. It will have it’s closing service you hear that familiar “SLURP” second to none! from ten members to seven. Then in on June 27, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.. give the fish a single count and set Good luck, tight lines, and feel free July a new septic tank and seepage Please join us as we celebrate our home as hard as you can; hang on! to contact me with any questions! bed were installed. In December, heritage and past with a traditional If there is an approaching summer (Thomas Allen is a professional the chair lifts were installed. potluck dinner and fellowship. storm front, the top-water bite can outdoor writer, photographer, vid- be absolutely insane! Bait selections eographer, and outdoor talk radio The Dows Advocate such as buzzers and poppers will ag- show host; for more information gravate a bass enough that he will visit www.outdoorpursuitsradio. often eat it just for the sake of elimi- com. If you have questions or com- nating the annoyance. When throw- ments feel free to email Thomas at acebook is on F ! ing top-water presentations run the bait near the shore as big bass often email@example.com) CLARION NEWS By Karen Weld will hold their June meeting on Cornelia Improvement Association. your advance carnival ride tickets ** Weekly summer concert in the Wednesday, Jun. 30, in conference For more information, contact ($7.50 for a sheet now that will be park: Monday, Jun. 28, from 6-7:30 Room “A” at Wright Medical Jannel Stark at 1-515-532-6609. $10 at the fair), or your Grandstand p.m. Supper provided by Rowan Center at 5 p.m. All are invited to ** Join the fun in Belmond, with Button ($20 each). Both of these are Playground Equipment Committee; attend. We are just getting started, so activities and events beginning on great savings – get them while they Entertainment by Iowa Falls Home welcome all ideas. If anyone has a July 1, thru July 4. For a complete are hot!” (1-515-448-3351). Town Band; alternate location: City question, please call Roberta Tew at listing, contact Lee Ann Waltzing ** .. And: “Grandstand events at Ambulance/Police Station. 532-2937 or email at gpagma2@q. at the city hall; the theme is the Wright County Fair. Thursday ** Final community weekly prayer com. Meetings usually last right at “Celebrating a Heroic 4th of July”. – Antique Tractor Showdown; time (after 2 1/2 years, prayer times an hour. ** Mark your calendars for the Friday – Gwen Sebastian, Saturday under this format come to a close) ** On Saturday, Jul. 3, there are Wright County Fair – July 7– 12. – Sanctioned Tractor and Truck will be held on Tuesday, Jun. 29, at a number of Independence Day At Greenwood Park in Eagle Grove. Pull (Local participants welcome!), noon - new location of The Dwelling Activities at Lake Cornelia. Pancake You don’t want to miss it! Sunday – full Rodeo with fireworks Place, Clarion (East Central Avenue, breakfast, day time activities, boat ** From fair manager Tricia to follow. Get your Grandstand most recently - temporary home parade (with the theme “Pirates of Rosendahl: “The Fair office is open button now for just $20. of Clarion Public Library). Lake Cornelia”), and fireworks in each day from 9 a.m.-noon or longer ** Diabetes Support Group the evening - Sponsored by Lake if needed. Call the fair office to get Dows ADvocAte Thursday, June 24, 2010 5 Cowgirl softball team wins Cowboy baseball, wins by STATEWIDE against Clear Lake five and loses by five By Katie Hinkle After ending that game, the By Katie Hinkle at Clear Lake. Evan Murphy pitched June 15, Woden-Crystal Lake- Cowgirls really had their minds set On June 15, the Clarion-Goldfield/ three innings and into the fourth, Titonka traveled the distance to on how they wanted to end this game. Dows baseball team traveled to Sann substituted and finished the Clarion to play the Cowgirls. It On June 16, the Cowgirls battled the Belmond-Klemme to battle the remainder of the six-inning game. must have been a hard night for the Clear Lake Lions. The game was Broncos. Playing a seven inning Murphy struck out five Lions and Cowgirls, because the final score of seven innings and Arien Rodemaker game, Wyatt Sann pitched the first another seven of them got a hit. Sann the game was 1-16, another Cowgirl pitched every inning. During those inning and Corey O’Connor pitched was able to strikeout one. loss. seven innings, she had one strike out the remaining six. Sann had one strike Erik Ulven created 34 put outs The short game only lasted two and four opponents hit her pitches. out and O’Connor struck out 13 of playing the catchers spot. Joseph innings. Arien Rodemaker, Alex The team had 34 times and tries to their opponents and only two hit his Gangestad made 30 put outs while Johnson, and Courtney Littlejohn get a hit, and out of those 34 the pitches. Dominic Brandt scored three playing first base. each got time to pitch. All put team hit 14 and scored four runs. runs over the plate for the Cowboys. Andy Janssen and Connor Kem together, in pitching they had zero Taylor Bakker, Jenna Tegtmeyer, O’Connor and Sann each also made each added ten assists and O’Connor strikeouts, 23 hits, and 19 earned Mackenzie Haupt, and Macoy one run. The finishing score for the helped with eleven. Dominic Brandt runs. The team was up 13 times to Rohrer each ran over the home plate game was Cowboys winning, 5-0. scored the only run for the Cowboys bat, and out of those tries there were one time. Kelsey Kolb made 14 outs The next day was a hazy one for the that game. The game was a loss for only four hits, and Arien Rodemaker at first base and Laken Rodemaker Cowboys. They played Clear Lake the Cowboys, 1-6. scored the only run for Clarion- made three on second. Right fielder Goldfield/Dows. Kelsey Kolb, being and center fielder, Taylor Bakker the first baseman, took five WCLT players out and Laken Rodemaker, on second base, took out two. Lauren and Jenna Tegtmeyer, each had one put out. The Cowgirls set their mind and mastered their goal. They won JV Cowgirls Results March, Mackenzie Haupt, and Taylor against the Lions from Clear Lake, By Coach Dirksen can focus on the JV rolls and give the Bakker each had one put out. Jenna the score finishing 5, C-G/D, to 2, The Cowgirl JV team has seen a varsity players time to get ready for Tegtmeyer created two outs in center Clear Lake. lot of changes take place to the team their game. Josie Sann has stepped field. since the beginning of the season, in to take over at first base. and we are now starting to figure The beginning of the season saw out who needs to be playing where Laken Rodemaker in this spot, who Cowgirl softball, three on the team, and they are starting to show great improvement as players start to figure out their roll. was also playing second base on var- sity. Josie does a good job on first base for the Cowgirls. Early in the The beginning of the season saw season Josie also saw time in the out- days and three losses the Cowgirls being defeated by West Hancock. The Cowgirls then turned around field and did some pitching for us. Second baseman is Abby Urness. We have moved Brook Boyd from By Katie Hinkle four assists. Rohrer scored two runs and beat Belmond 16 - 4. With losses the outfield in to shortstop. Tori On June 7, the Cowgirls played this game, which happened to be the to Hampton, Webster City and CAL, Rosenbaum had been playing short the Algona Bulldogs for the second most, and she had one put out. Kolb the JV seemed to be in a slump, until stop for us but has since moved up to time. This game, Clarion lost 7 - and Laken Rodemaker each scored going on the road to Humboldt where the third base spot on varsity. 18. Arien Rodemaker pitched four one run. Kolb, in fielding, had seven they won, 5 - 2. Courtney Littlejohn Carissa Brinkman is playing third innings and Alex Johnson pitched the put outs. Laken Rodemaker scored has taken on the roll of pitcher after base for us and is doing a great job. other four. Rodemaker had one batter the last run. She also created four returning from two weeks off from Carissa has really come around this strike out and another six got a hit. assists for the team. The total for being sick. While Courtney was ill, year. She has seen some varsity Johnson earned seven runs and five CAL-Latimer was 6 and C-G/D had Alex Johnson stepped in as pitcher playing time at this spot as well, as batters got a hit. The game went on 4. and did a great job for the Cowgirls! we tried getting people all in their for eight innings. Arien Rodemaker After that game, the C-G/D Finding her home behind the plate, right spots. In the outfield for the had two runs for the night. Macoy Cowgirls went to Humboldt to after different trails, is sophomore JV is Jessica Eittriem, Francis Kem, Rohrer and Kelsey Kolb scored two play the Wildcats. Yet another loss Mia Urritia. This is a new spot and Victoria Westfall. Lexy Leth- runs each, and to finish it up Laken for the Cowgirls; scoring was 4-9. for Mia. We struggled with what coe was playing in all different ar- Rodemaker scored one run for the Arien Rodemaker pitched the first worked best behind the plate, and eas on the JV team, as well as on the total of seven. Rohrer played left three innings and then Courtney Mia said she would be willing to varsity team, until her recent move field and Kolb was the first baseman. Littlejohn finished by pitching the give it a try. I am not sure why Mia to Nevada. She started out as the JV Laken Rodemaker was the second last four. Arien Rodemaker scored has never caught before because she catcher, then did some time at third baseman and the third was occupied the most runs for this game, scoring is doing a good job. Hopefully she base for both JV and Varsity, and also by Carissa Brinkman. Kolb created two. Lauren March, Rohrer, Kolb, will stick with it and get some time played some outfield on JV. Lexy four put outs and Rohrer had one. Mackenzie Haupt, and Laken in on the off season this year, as she will be missed by the team. She was Brinkman had one error and Arien Rodemaker each scored one run. has a lot of great potential. one of those players who you could Rodemaker had one assist. The final Kolb and Laken Rodemaker both The beginning of the season has put any place and she knew how to score was, Clarion-7 to Algona- 18. hit the ball and were able to run to seen a lot of our varsity girls play- play the spot. The very next day, the Cowgirls second base. Kolb also made seven ing both JV and varsity. However, Now that we are getting players in traveled to CAL-Latimer for another put outs and Laken Rodemeker had after some time, and some practice their spots, hopefully everything will game. Arien Rodemaker pitched this one put out and two assists. March together, we have been able to put start to fall in to place and we will game also. She had seven strikeouts and Taylor Bakker each had two put together a team of good girls, who see the JV continue to improve. and six hits, also in fielding she added outs to add to the total amount. Wright County Courthouse News CLERK OF COURT + costs. May 25, 2010 to Andrea Rae Jones, Solid Rock Investments LLC to Barbara Ann Anderson of Belmond, Hallie Ranee Pettit McClain of Wright County, Iowa. Wright Rentals LLC (WD) 6-91- speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-09- Clarion, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over Male, Austin James Harms, born 24 NW; Lots 1 & 2 Blk 5 McKay’s 2010, $27 + costs. posted limit 5-05-2010, $27 + costs. May 28, 2010 to Tracy LuAnn Harms Addition to Clarion; Lot 18 N 32’ Randy Alan Anderson of Clarion, Richard Thomas McMahon of Hoover, Wright County, Iowa. W 11’ Blk 3, McKay’s Addition to parking violation at Lake Cornelia Latimer, speeding 45 in 35 m.p.h. zone DEATHS Clarion; Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 Park boat ramp 5-31-2010, $13.50 + 5-19-2010, $27 + costs. Amy Deloris Johanson, age 89, of Blk 3 – Deed in Lieu of forfeiture. costs. Andrew Leroy Menke of Eagle Grove, Williams – February 12, 2010. Homesales, Inc. to Richard G. and Juan Barcenes-Martinez of Clarion, seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75 no current registration on vehicle 5-11- 2010, $40.50 + costs. Claude Calvin Smith, age 85, of Eagle Grove – February 25, 2010. Janice K. Koestner (WD) Lot 13 E 25’; Lot 14 W 50’ exc., Eagle Heights This is your + costs. Eric Collins Barkema of Alexander, speeding 65 in 55 m.p.h. zone 5-08- Donald Deitrich Mourlam of Belmond, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit 5-11-2010, $27 + costs. Christine Joan Walton, age 60, of Dows – May 26, 2010. Garrett Wade Roberts, age 15, of Addition to Eagle Grove. Joel I. and Nicole Babcock to R.C. and P.A. Souder (WD) Lot 10 Blk 16 newspaper 2010, $27 + costs. Justin David Barkema of Belmond, speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-08- 2010, $27 + costs. Joseph Nyanwleh of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, speeding 20 m.p.h. over posted limit + $5 each mile 4-21-2010, $168.75 + costs. Dows – June 1, 2010. Deloris Vivian Abbott, age 89, of Eagle Grove – June 7, 2010. MARRIAGES Original Addition to Eagle Grove. Robert and Ilene Kalkwarf to Kirby L. and Rachelle R. Winter (WD) 23- 93-24 SW Parcel Letter A & B. USE IT Htoo Baw of Storm Lake, speeding Jose Francisco Portillo-Mendoza of Alberto Grajales Colorado, age 23, Gillie M. Campbell to Shirley Y We want your stuff 11-15 m.p.h. over posted limit 5-22- Clarion, operating a motor vehicle and Katelyn Michelle Goodrich, age Overbaugh (WD) Lot 1, Lot 2 exc. in our paper! 10, $40.50 + costs. without a proof of liability 5-29-2010, 21, both of Eagle Grove – Issued June S 16’ Blk 12 Liberty Addition to Ba Blu of Storm Lake, speeding 11- $337.50 + costs. 9, 2010. Goldfield. • Farm Photos 15 m.p.h. over posted limit 5-22-2010, Ernan Primera of Dows, operating a Jared Nicholas Burres, age 21, and Thomas E. and Dorothea J. Lehmann • Short Stories $40.50 + costs. motor vehicle without a valid driver’s Kelsey Lynn Figurski, age 20, both of Bock to Krista Hartwig (WD) 19-93- • Poems Eddie C. Booker of Franklin, license 5-14-2010, $135 + costs. Eagle Grove – Issued June 9, 2010. 23 SWFR. Kentucky, speeding 11-15 m.p.h. Brenton Michael Rink of Clarion, Zachary Patrick Davis, age 24, and SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT • How-To Info over posted limit 5-11-2010, $40.50 + dark window/windshield violation Stephen Tyler Crain, age 24, both of *Any criminal charge listed is merely • Photos costs. 5-09-2010, $20.25 + costs. Chicago, Illinois – Issued June 10, an accusation and any defendant is • Long Stories Francis Chris Borway of Webster Anthony Martin Rund of Decatur, 2010. presumed innocent until and unless • Farm Reports City, stop sign violation 5-10-2010, Illinois, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over John Patrick Weishaar, age 32, and proven guilty. • Sports $47.25 + costs. posted limit 4-30-2010, $27 + costs. Amy Jo Tynan, age 25, both of Britt – 6-03-10: Dawn Marie Erhardt, age Frank Phillip Brocato of Ames, Jaimes R. Santos of Belmond, Issued June 14, 2010. 42, of Eagle Grove – OWI and Child • Military “Shout-Out” speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over posted operating a motor vehicle without a Jason Jo Morris, age 21, and Megan Endangerment. • Cleaning Tips limit 5-09-2010, $40.50 + costs. valid driver’s license 5-25-2010, $135 Christine Jessen, age 22, both of 6-04-10: A theft of a DeWalt cordless • Letters To The Editor Kristopher Alan Crabtree of Belmond, + costs. Goldfield. hammer drill with batteries was • Helpful Thoughts speeding 30 in 20 m.p.h. zone 5-07- Barrett North Schmid of Belmond, PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS reported at 115 SE 1st Street, Clarion. • Hobbies 2010, $27 + costs; speeding 5-14- speeding 11-15 m.p.h. over posted Fannie Mae/Federal National The missing items were valued at 2010, $18.50 + costs. limit 5-09-2010, $40.50 + costs. Mortgage Association to USA Rental approximately $400-$600. • Good Websites *Excludes Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Andrea Renae Day of Humboldt, Nathan Taylor Schoo of Eagle Grove, Fund LLC (WD) Lot 6 Blk 3 Emerson’s 6-07-10: Dave Larsen of Belmond Weddings, Engagements and Obits *Subject speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit 2nd Addition to Rowan. reported criminal mischief at 1644 will be left to General Manager’s Discresion for 5-11-2010, $27 + costs. 5-08-2010, $27 + costs. Daniel/Katarzyna Imach Julian to Quincy Avenue, Belmond. Someone publishing *NO PERSONAL ADVERTISING Anthony M. Diaz-DeLeon of Theodore Smith, Jr. of Clarion, Timothy A. and Tiffany L. Meyer had entered the machine shed and Springdale, AR, seat belt violation no current registration displayed or (WD) Lot 3 E 60’ Blk 9 Morse drove the John Deere Gator 4 x 4 into 5-14-2010, $33.75 + costs. carried with vehicle 5-14-2010, $40.50 Brother’s Addition to Belmond. a tree, causing $2,200 in damages to Sherrell Lanette Howers of Kansas + costs. David B. and Ardith A. Sutphen to the machine. 515-852-3344 City, Kansas, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. Billy Lee Thomas of Eagle Grove, Ardith A. Sutphen Revocable Trust, 6-08-10: A vehicle/deer accident was firstname.lastname@example.org over posted limit 5-06-2010, $54 + speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit Ardith A. Sutphen, Trustee (WD) 36- reported by Sarah Elizabeth Jensen costs. 5-24-2010, $27 + costs. 93-23 SE; 2-93-23 NWFR. of Eagle Grove as she was traveling Lawrence Eugene Guire of Ames, Mark D. Torkelson of Eagle Grove, Deborah D. and Mark Vance to Kelby northbound on Highway #17. speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over posted limit trailer on roadway after dark 5-26- Leroy Ryerson (WD) Lot 8 Blk 13 6-08-10: Randall Scott Wilkening, 5-03-2010, $13.50 + costs. 2010, $13. Original Addition to Eagle Grove. age 45, of Clarion-drug/narcotic Brooke Nicole Hamby of Humboldt, Randy Joseph Wooster of Eagle Fred W. and Regina Madison to Ross violation at 2288 Quincy Avenue. seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75 + Grove, parking violation 5-24-2010, A. and AbbyLynn H. Helgevold (WD) 6-13-10: An accident was reported by costs. $5 + $8 court costs. Lot 6, 7 and Lot 8 N 10’ Blk 8 Hewett’s Austin Nicholas Loux of Eagle Grove. Mary Margaret Hodson of LuVerne, BIRTHS-WRIGHT MEDICAL Park Addition to Eagle Grove. He was operating his 2006 Pontiac speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over posted limit CENTER, CLARION Donald O. and Marjorie J. Shillington, and stated he became distracted and 5-12-2010, $27 + costs. Male, Aiden Walter Andrew Merris, Sarah Heilskov, POA to Elsie A. Hill lost control of his vehicle, entered the Jose Islas of Clarion, stop sign born May 20, 2010 to Gypsy Marie (WD) Lots 1 & 2 Evans 3rd Addition west ditch and struck a utility pole. violation 5-26-2010, $47.25 + costs. Mason and Joshua Andrew Merris, to Clarion/Northfield Condo #1. The vehicle sustained approximately Michael Liimatainen of Cloquet, Wright County, Iowa. Jenenne D. White/ Ruby M. $10,000 in damages and the driver Minnesota, speeding 6-10 m.p.h. over Male, Coleton Bradley Griffin, born Thompson Sandy/Marvin G. and was charged with Failure to Maintain posted limit 5-04-2010, $27 + costs. May 22, 2010 to Christina Elizabeth Linda L. Charleston to Richard Mark Control. The vehicle was registered to Ramiro Matul-Burgas of Clarion, Griffin, Hamilton County, Iowa. and Mary L. Echelberger (WD) 36-91- Kelly Sue Jorgensen of Eagle Grove. seat belt violation 5-14-2010, $33.75 Female, Olivia Justine Myers, born 23 NE. 6 Thursday, June 24, 2010 Dows ADvocAte YOUR FRIENDLY, HOMETOWN CAL softball wins three CAL baseball DowS GRoCERy By Matt Pohlman The CAL softball teams’ past week has been dominated by rain. The Monday night game with out one. The Cadet offense was aided by six walks and five errors to finish the game in three innings. The Cadets had nine hits, all singles with drops two By Matt Pohlman We Accept: WIC/EBT Janesville was postponed to July two each from Chelsey Yakel, Hanna The CAL baseball squad managed 515-852-4303 Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 5, at Janesville, as part of a varsity Pals, and Abby Muhlenbruch, while to get in two games last week with Dows, Iowa Not responsible for copy or publishing errors CLOSED on Sunday doubleheader. The Friday night Katie Johnson, Carley Christiansen, the unpredictable weather. Tuesday, game at Clarksville was rescheduled and Kendra Vanness had one hit the team took on the Panthers of to Tuesday, Jul. 29, at Clarksville, as each. Corwith Wesley LuVerne, and MEAT Produce a varsity/junior varsity game. The Saturday tournament was delayed The second game Saturday found the Cadets matched up with Wednesday they hosted conference foe Dunkerton. The team struggled Heartland Farms Summertime by three hours in order to get the Southeast Webster-Grand, and the to get their offense started and put Boneless Blade Cut Chuck Roast, ................... $2.98 lb. Favorite Sweet Corn, ............................................10/$3 Latimer field dry enough to play, Cadets managed a 10-5 victory. It up significant offense in both games Johnsonville USDA CHOiCE Whole by then the event went forward as was a hitter’s game, as the Cadets and added two more losses to their Brat Patties, 16 oz., ................................................. $3.29 Cantaloupe, .........................................................$.58 lb. planned. had 12 hits and SEW-G had 11; but record. Johnsonville Wednesday saw Dunkerton come good defense by the Cadets with Tuesday night, with CWL in Brats, 14-16 oz., asst. var., ....................................... 2/$5 Whole to Latimer for a rematch from the runners on base left SEW-G with Alexander, the opposition put up Seedless Watermelon, ................................$3.98 Each first game of the year. The game was ten runners stranded. On offense, three runs in the first inning, and the Land ‘o Frost Sliced Canadian Bacon, 6 oz., ................................ $1.99 New Crop close all the way with Dunkerton Abby Muhlenbruch stroked four Cadets answered back with a pair Blueberries, pint., .................................................. $2.29 scoring two runs in the first inning hits including two doubles to runs of their own. The Panthers Cloverdale Tangy and the Cadets then playing catch lead the offense, with four RBIs. scored in each of the next four Summer Sausage, 28 oz., ........................................ $6.88 up. With two runs in the third inning, Kaitlyn Muhlenbruch had three innings, without answer, from the Tom Sawyer Household Helpers and one in the bottom of the seventh, hits, including a double, and Kendra Cadets, until the bottom of the fifth Bun Length Wieners, 40 oz., ................................... $3.99 the home team secured the victory. Vanness had two doubles. One hit inning, with another pair of runs. John Morrell Dermassage The seniors, Carley Christiansen each came from the bats of Katie The game ended after five innings Bacon, 12 oz., asst. var., ............................................ $2.59 Dish Liquid, 16 oz.,..................................................$1.29 and Lindsey Bruns, led the offense Dirksen, Chelsey Yakel, and Katie with CWL taking away the 15-4 Ajax Lemon or Lime with five hits. Carley had three hits Johnson. Carley Christiansen victory. CAL managed their four including a walk off double that handled the pitching chores striking runs on three hits. One hit from Brett Grocery Dish Liquid, 16 oz., asst. var., ...................................$1.29 drove in Lindsey who had just gotten out three and walking only one for Johnson, Kyle Vanness, and Alex Murphy’s Oil Soap, 16 oz., ....................................................$2.29 her second hit of the night, with two the game. The victories moved the Dohrmann. Dohrmann’s hit came Van Camp’s out in the seventh. Shelby Rapp, Cadets to a record of 9-7 for the from a home run as one of his two Pork & Beans, 15 oz., ................................................ 2/$1 Abby Muhlenbruch, Hanna Pals, year. runs in the game. Joel Johnson and Wishbone & Western Salad Dressings, 16 oz., asst. var., ............................ $2.29 Dairy & Frozen and Kendra Vanness all had singles as well. Carley Christiansen handled This week for the Cadets include a busy week, with a home game Kyle Vanness scored the other runs for the squad. Vanness also stole two Maruchan Cass Clay the pitching giving up five hits, five against Tripoli on Monday night. bases. Pitching duties were handled Ramen Noodles, 3 oz., asst. var., ............................ 12/$3 AA Butter, 1 lb. qtrs., .............................................. $2.09 walks, and four strikeouts. Wednesday the squad will be in by Kyle Vanness and Eli Dohrmann. In the first game of the day, North Tama, and Friday the squad Vanness gave up 12 runs on eight hits Twizzlers Totino’s Saturday, the Cadets topped Northern hosts Green Mountain Garwin. and Dohrmann gave up two hits and Candy, 14-16 oz., asst. var., ....................................... $1.99 Pizza Rolls, 7.5 oz., asst. var., ...................................$1.39 Iowa High School 14-0. NU High Saturday the team will play in the the remaining three runs. Vanness Ken Davis T.J. Farms managed only one hit off Shelby South Hamilton Tournament. was credited with the loss. BBQ Sauce, 18-18.5 oz., asst. var., ............................. $2.49 Frozen Veggies, 14-16 oz., asst. var.,..........................$.99 Rapp as she walked none and struck The following night the squad was Smuckers Country Buy hoping to rebound and get their Grape Jelly, 32 oz.,................................................... $1.88 Ground Turkey Chub, 1 lb., ......................................$.99 offense going, as Dunkerton came to town. The visiting Raiders put up Hungry Jack eight runs in the first inning with a Pancake Mix, 32 oz., asst. var., ................................. $1.99 Hungry Jack FRIENDLY SERVICE lone run from the Cadets to answer. Dunkerton scored two more in the Micro Ready Syrup, 27.6 oz., .................................. $2.99 Plochman’s & LOW PRICES second and third innings with CAL answering with a pair of runs in Squeeze Mustard, 19 oz., ........................................ $1.49 the third inning. Dunkerton added two more runs in the fifth inning to Del Monte Tomato Ketchup, 24 oz., ......................................... $1.00 SHOP seal the victory by a 14-3 margin. Joel Johnson, Alex Dohrmann, and Select Post Cereals, 11-20 oz., asst. var., ............................ $2.98 LOCALLY Ben Fahrmann scored the three Cadet runs. Alex Dohrmann, Kyle Ghirardelli Vanness, and Brett Johnson were Gourmet Brownie Mix, 17-18.5 oz., asst. var., .......... 2/$5 Krusteaz Muffin or Key Lime Bars Mix, asst. var., ... $2.29 DOWS GROCERY credited with the team’s only hits. Brett Johnson was credited three runs batted in. Johnson was also the pitcher of record giving up 14 runs on 11 hits including five strike outs NEWS FROM ThE hISTORIC DISTRICT in the loss. This week for the Cadets, include By Velma Butt Saturday. Three of us decided to get weather was cooperative for a busy week with a home game July 1 is fast approaching, and an a bit of sightseeing done also, while Alexander and Alden, so we pray against Tripoli on Monday night. e-mail from tourism that three laws we were in the area, so we took off that it will be likewise for Coulter Wednesday the squad will be in concerning traveling in vehicles will become law then. on Thursday morning. I can now add the Mississippi Valley Welcome and all the other upcoming town celebrations. Alexander Quasquicentennial North Tama, and Friday the squad hosts Green Mountain Garwin. 1. Persons 17 or under must use Center to my list of Welcome The Historical Society still have Alexander had a beautiful day to celebrate their quasquicentennial Saturday the team will play in the passenger restraints when in the Centers I have visited. They were some needs, they will be having a over the weekend. Shown here is one of many floats in their Twin River Valley Tournament. back seat of a vehicle. having good traffic coming in clean-up day in the Frye building, parade Saturday morning. 2. Bans use of hand held electronic while we were there, so the bridge on Friday, Jun. 25. If you can lend and entertainment devices while repair has not been too bad of a a hand, stop in. Still looking for a driving. detriment. Also, I got to meet Beth, small, easy to operate, cash register. 3. Bans text messaging by all the new director. We also visited Dick has a solution, but a cash motor vehicle drivers. Even though the Welcome Center in the Union register would be better. Someone they promise to be lenient while Station, downtown, and crossed into to do some grant writing for us, we are in the process of adapting Illinois for a bit. Had I been feeling would also be welcome. Thank you to these new laws, the sooner you better we might have been able to to Pat Lane who keeps our gardens begin, the sooner you will adapt. see more, but the hotel bed, by late in meticulous condition. Cooperation and abiding by the law afternoon was more inviting. The Additional members are also makes life safer and easier living for national convention of the LWML welcome and appreciated. Come everybody. will be in Peoria, IL, next June, July 1, our employees will be back Even though there was another which isn’t too much farther than to their 20 hours per week, so if you stumbling block, I was able to make the Quad Cities, so I will be praying can come in and volunteer, it will be a trip in Iowa this past weekend, so a that we can head down that way welcome. bit of Visiting Iowa this week. The next June also. We hope everyone on the Korner is District convention of the Lutheran The only local community recovering and doing well, and until Women’s Missionary League was celebrating this coming weekend, next time ‘keep rolling”. held in Davenport on Friday and that I am aware, is Coulter. The Opportunities for more Fair Fun at the Franklin County Fair! Duct Tape Designs Grab a partner and be ready to Information Local Wright County volunteers honored with awards Want to discover the fashion prepare a dish using the ingredients in Booth by noon, designer in you? Find a partner and the “Mystery Bag”. Contestants are Friday, Jul. 16. create a fashion accessory out of duct to bring an electric skillet, a spoon, The Cook off tape at our competition on Sunday, and up to three condiments, (such as will be limited to July 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.! Teams catsup, jelly, chocolate syrup, etc.) eight teams. may consist of any combination At 1 p.m. participants will be given Clover Kids Exhibits of two youth grades 7-12 and /or the “Mystery Bag” with various All children that participated in the adults. Items created can include products included. Salt & pepper Franklin County Extension summer wallets, purses, tote bags, hats, will be provided. Contestants will Clover Kids program will be eligible visors, jewelry, belts, ties, etc. All be given ½ hour to prepare a dish to bring up to 3 exhibits to the 4-H items created must be appropriate using the ingredients given. Entries Exhibits Building on Wednesday, and in good taste. Must pre-register will be judged on taste and best use Jul. 14, 9-11 a.m. Participants will by July 2, call 641-456-4811. of products. A team may consist visit with a judge and will receive “Mystery Bag” Cook-off, of any combination of two youth a participation ribbon on their This will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, (age 13 and older) and/or adults. exhibits. Look for details to be sent Jul. 17, 4-H Exhibits Building. You may pre-register at the 4-H home with your Clover Kid! Hail damage A hailstorm north of Rowan wiped out acres of corn and soybeans, as shown. Areas between Belmond and Clarion reported up to six inches of rain with the hail in last Friday’s storm.