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                                                                                                             What Cheer Paper
                                              to Spring
                                              March 13
                                                                                                                 Official Newspaper for What Cheer, Delta, Keswick, Keokuk County & TC Schools
Volume 8, Number 10                                                                              Thursday, March 10, 2011                                                                                        75 cents per copy

Frank Pierce to be Inducted
into Country Music Hall of Fame
    Frank Pierce was born into a strong country music family in 1950, on a
farm in Keokuk County near What Cheer. Frank’s father, Ferrill Pierce and
his uncle Boyd, were well known country music performers in Southeast
Iowa with a bank called Pierce Troubadours. That band cut a record in Nash-
ville in the early 1970’s. Frank grew up attending all these gigs. As a young
man he learned to play the guitar and base guitar and developed his strong
vocal country style, largely influenced by major artists such as Hank Wil-
liams, Sr., Merle Haggard and especially Waylon Jennings.
    Since 1971, Frank has played in many bands such as the BC Gang, Frank
and the Bandits, Diamond Trail Band, Country Images, Regulators, Fam-
ily Tradition, Sundown 3, and most recently Midlife Crisis. Throughout the
years, Frank played in countless gigs at local bars and clubs and also at the
What Cheer Opera House and Old Thrashers in Mount Pleasant. He never
said no to playing for a benefit when a local family was in need, as well as
a couple of funerals and many weddings. Frank is well-known to his fans
for his impressive ability to sit down with an acoustic guitar and call up an      Teachers in their iTeach shirts were ready for break-out sessions where they explained ot parents and students all they needed to know about
infinite number of country classics.                                               the new MacBooks.

                                                                                   Laptops Roll Out for TC Students
    Frank has three children and five grandchildren and currently resides in
Gibson with his third wife, Tammy. For the past several years, he has hosted
an annual community street dance and invites and encourages young and old
local musicians. The event is full of talented musicians, lots of great food and
fun for families where grandparents and grandchildren gather to enjoy the              The twenty-first century skill sets needed by students are different then    the MacBooks. It is a privilege and
sounds of wonderful country music.                                                 they were when many of us were children. Industry is becoming more au-           intended for educational use. “They
    Like his country music idols, Frank’s life has been very colorful and row-     tomated and in an effort to leveling the playing field, Tri-County has added     will support learning not the be all,
dy with many highs and lows, which has only served to make him the strong          MacBooks to the tools of all students.                                           end all,” Edmundson explained.
                                           authentic country singer/performer          Planning and organizing for the big night began back in August with              To make backing up easier, there
                                           that so many people in this area love   parents, students, teachers and others on the tech team working to prepare for   is a document folder that will auto-
                                           to this day. Frank has dedicated his    the March 3 rollout. Superintendent Todd Abrahamson explained, “This is a        matically download student work to
                                           entire musical career to keep au-       great opportunity for your children…our students.” He told parents not to be     the school server. This way, if there
                                           thentic country music alive and well    intimidated or afraid that their students will know more than they do. “Kids     is a problem, the student will not
                                           in this area. Many of us love country   are going to embrace this.”                                                      lose all their work.
                                           music and play country music, but           Kirk Magill, technology coordinator, told the crowded gym, “TC has               MacBooks will allow the class-
                                           Frank Pierce IS country music.          great students. They are friendly in the halls. And great staff here.” Magill    room to be extended and learning
                                               Come celebrate this accomplish-     was at Cardinal School District for their 1:1 rollout, which was the third in    to happen both inside and outside Betty DeBoef made an appear-
                                           ment at the ceremony to be held on      the state of Iowa. He was also in Sigourney for theirs, the fourth rollout in    school. It opens the door to a whole ance at roll out night to congratu-
                                           March 19 at 8:00 p.m. at Ahlbee’s       Iowa. By infusing technology in the school and community, TC students will       new world of learning opportu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           late the school on this opportunity
                                           Food and Fuel in Delta. A repre-        have more skills to insure their success in the future.                          nities. Tri-County is becoming a
                                           sentative from the Hall will present        Betty DeBoef, Iowa Representative, congratulated TC, Mr. Abrahamson          twenty-first century school teaching up-to-date skills to our students so they
                                           Frank with his award. Frank’s infor-    and the Board on their vision and initiative in making this possible for all     can become successful workers in the future.
                                           mation has already been added to        students. “Technology is the future,” she commented. She added that in the
                                           their website: http://www.cmshow-       80’s, Iowa was at the top of the country in education and that is no longer
                                        the case. This is a step toward improving the standing of our students with
                                           frank_pierce.htm                        others around the world.
                                                                                       There are many safety features on each laptop. Each MacBook comes
                                                                                   equipped with Apple Care, which allows for tech support through Apple.
                                                                                   If parents or students have problem outside school them can call the 800
                                                                                   number for help. There is a sudden motion sensor and accelerometer, which
                                                                                   protects the hard drive in cases of sudden motion, like dropping. The charger
                                                                                   is even magnetic so if someone would trip on the wire it would not yank the
                                                                                   computer or cause a fall.
                                                                                       The laptops are designed for education. “It is ultra-compact and ultra–
                                                                                   cool designed for education. The Super Drive does everything except micro-
                                                                                   wave your sandwich,” comments fifth grade teacher Scott Edmundson who
                                                                                   had 100% attendance in his room. There is an easy open latch. A built-in
                                                                                   iSight camera allows for video conferencing, videos, pictures, podcasts and
                                                                                   more. There is no mouse but instead a multi-touch tracking pad.
                                                                                       Vendors were also available for families needing an Internet option for
                                                                                   their home. Boyd’s Cellular from Sigourney and Modern Co-op Telephone
                                                                                   Company were both on hand with both land and cellular options for families.
                                                                                   Students will need Internet for some assignments.
                                                                                       The laptops are the property of Tri-County Schools and all parents and
                                                                                   students signed the usage agreement that explained the dos and don’ts. “Don’t
                                                                                   feed your MacBook… Don’t water your MacBook” were just a couple of
                                                                                   the warnings given in classrooms where those in attendance learned about         Rahcel Foley, a member of the tech team and TC student, helped
                                                                                                                                                                    Superintendent Todd Abrahamson by drawing names for door prizes.
Firemen Chirs Terrell serves bacon as Michael Armstrong refills the

Breakfast Time with
What Cheer Fire and Rescue
The annual Spring breakfast with What Cheer Fire and Rescue was held on
Sunday, March 6. Thomas Hall was a buzz with people getting breakfast
and supporting the local fire department. The members, their spouses and
children helping cook, serve, clean and visit with community members. The
firemen hold another breakfast in the fall for hunters.

                                                                                   What Cheer Lions Serve Up Soup to Community
                                                                                      With Spring around the corner, that means soup supper time for What              The Lions Club recently announced they have started a website: http://e-
                                                                                   Cheer Lions Club members. Above, Mike Scholtus, Keith Tish, Steve Van   Find out about the club, how to become a
                                                                                   Zee, Ford McFarlan, Richard Armstrong, Frank Coopersmith and Bill Grubb          member and see photos from events. Check back as items will be added.
                                                                                   take a break from serving to pose for a photo. The Lions work all afternoon         The Lions next event is the blood drive which will be held on Wednes-
                                                                                   preparing the soups and cornbread as well as setting up. Desserts are pre-       day, March 16, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Thomas Memorial Hall. Call Richard
Fire Chief Mickey Gragg stops to chat with What Cheer Mayor Mike                   pared by the wives of members.                                                   Armstrong at 641-634-9906 to schedule an appointment. Donors who last
Danner and Deb McDowell.                                                                                                                                            gave blood on or before January 19 are eligible to donate.
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                                  Court Records                                                                                    Sophomore
    Bobby D. Hazen and Deana J. Shull to Bobby D. Ha-
                                                                          Jason W. VanPatten, Fremont, speed, (6-10 over).
                                                                          Kendall T. Fox, Riceville, speed, (6-10 over).
                                                                                                                                   Hosts Pancake
zen, TrTe. and Bobby D. Hazen, RevTr., 16-76-13.
    Norman L. Axmear to Norman L. Axmear, LE and
David Axmear, 02-77-11.
                                                                          Kimberly K. Hazelett, Washington, speed, (6-10
                                                                          John R. Kielkopf, Hedrick, dark window/windshield.
                                                                                                                                   Supper                                 March 10: Jim Ahlberg, Avery Gatton, Steve Lobberecht and Jasmine
                                                                                                                                       The Sophomore class is hosting     March 11: Jake Brumbaugh, Mary Byrne, Scott Striegeland Ty Tish
    Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Troy Eichelberg-                   Dennis L. Towne, Rose Hill, speed, (6-10 over).          a Pancake Supper on Friday, March
er, 27-74-10.                                                             Christina S. Kloser, Muscatine, speed, (6-10 over).      18, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at     March 12: Matthew Calvert, Brad Crosser, Jared Molyneux, Charles
    Ruby Larayne Ebelsheiser and R. Larayne Eb-                           Shawna M. Pratt, Davenport, operation without reg-       the Tri-County Cafeteria                Striegel and Janice Tish
elsheiser to Michael L. Mefford, 26-74-13.                            istration.                                                       Come join us for a meal of pan-    March 13: Sharon Baird, Aaron Clayton, Larry Dugger, Bonnie Sherer,
    Joyce Lortz Vick and Joyce Jo Lortz Vick and Steven                                                                            cakes, syrup, little smokies, bever-    Rhonda Thomas and Cecil Wright
E. Vick to H&S Farm Partnership LLP, 31-76-11.                        DISTRICT COURT                                               age, and conversation.
    Joyce Lortz Vick and Joyce Jo Lortz Vick and Steven                  The following were resolved recently in the district                                             March 14: Isaac Striegel
                                                                                                                                       Sponsored by the Class of 2013.    March 15: Larry Swink
E. Vick to H&S Farm Partnership LLP, 31-76-11.                        court of Keokuk County. All information available at             We hope to see you there!!!
    Sandra K. Sieren, Est. to Marvin A. Sieren, 34-76-10.                                                                                    March 16: Mary Hartwig, Becky McCullough and Ike Schmidt
    Sandra K. Sieren, Est. to Vickie Altenhofen and Tina                 *Micheal Brad Knuth, Rubio, was charged Nov. 16,                                                 March 17: Shelby Nicole Hartwig and Brian McAdams
Schmidt and Kurt Sieren, 01-75-10, 34-76-10, 33-76-10.
    Daniel Lynn Schrader to Tommy Dale Smith
                                                                      2010, with OWI-1st offense, plead guilty by default on
                                                                      Mar. 1, 2011, received sentence of two days in jail and
                                                                                                                                   Daughters of                           March 18: Rosie Acord, Eric Mercer and Doug Neville
                                                                                                                                                                          March 19: Trenton McKay, Megan Snakenberg and Vicky Thomas
and Wendy Jean Smith, HED-OPHE-22-09, HED-
OPHE-22-10, HED-OPHE-22-11PT, HED-OPHE-22-
                                                                      was fined $1,797.50 (this includes court costs).

                                                                      MAGISTRATE COURT
                                                                                                                                   the American                           March 20: Ashley Acord, Alex Bird, Dustin Kiner, Josie Molyneux and
                                                                                                                                                                           Eli Wedgewood
    Jerry Shipley and Linda Shipley to Betty Jane Ad-
ams, WC-BEDF-01-15, BEDF-01-16.
                                                                          The following actions were resolved recently in
                                                                      Keokuk County Magistrat Court. All information avail-        Revolution
    Marcia K. Gerdts to Randall S. Starr and Laura L.                 able at
Starr, RIC-OPRI-09-07, RIC-OPRI-09-08.
    Maxine Jensen, Est. to Danell M. Brown, HED-
                                                                          *Kellee Joe Baetsle, Hedrick, was charged on Aug.
                                                                      27, 2010, with criminal mischief 3rd degree. On Feb. 25,     to Meet
OPHE-42-13, HED-OPHE-42-14, HED-OPHE-42-15,                           2011 he received a deferred judgement of two years pro-      Daughters of the American Revolu-      March 10 ~ Grades K-3 VIP Day10:15-12:15
HED-OPHE-42-16.                                                       bation and fined $950.                                       tion will meet at “The Way” Church
    Larry G. Eldridge and Carole J. Eldridge to Larry                     *Michelle Renee Friedel, Belle Plaine, was charged       2303 S. 3rd Ave. E. Newton on                   ~ 1:30 Early dismissal for TC for Professional Development
G. Eldridge, FamTr. and Carole J. Eldridge, FamTr., 02-               on Feb. 14, 2011 with assault. She plead guilty on Feb.      March 12 at 9 am for coffee, with      March 12 ~ Bowling for a Cure 3-5 or 5-7 at Keokuk Co. Bowl
75-12, SIG-OPSG-OL-27PT, SIG-HOGN-04-08, SIG-                         28, 2011 and received a fine of $147.75 (includes court      Doug Bisoph presenting the pro-                 ~ Soup Supper at Keswick American Legion 4-8 pm
HOGN-04-AlleyPT.                                                      costs).                                                      gram on the “Honor Flights” at 9:30;   March 13 ~ Daylight Savings Time begins. Spring forward one hour!
    Juanita Sea, LE. to Suzonne D. Walters, 35-74-12.                     *Ryan Lee Bunting, What Cheer, was charged on            meeting will follow the program.                ~ Webster youth group pancake supper 4:30-6 Webster UMC
                                                                      Jan. 4, 2011 with domestic abuse assault. A written plea     Anyone interested in joining DAR       March 14-18 ~ ITBS and ITED Week at TC
MARRIAGES                                                             of guilty was filed Feb. 25, 2011. A no contact order        is welcome to attend or call Darlene   March 17 ~ Winter Sports Banquet 6:30 p.m.
    David Earl Murray and Latisha Diane Vannoy.                       was issued Feb. 25, 2011. He received sentence of jail       Leib 641-792-0174.
    Dwight Eugene Danner, Jr. and Chrystal Dawn                       time and one year probation and was fined $100 in court                                             March 18 ~ TC End of third Quarter
Headley.                                                              costs.                                                                                                       ~ 2:30 TC early out
    Jesse Paul Hansen and Stacy Lynn Williamson Deck-                                                                                                                              ~ Sophomore Pancake Supper 5-7 p.m.

                                                                      Post Prom Needs Your Help                                                                           March 19 ~ Spring Feast Spaghetti Supper at Delta UMC 4:30 - 7:00
                                                                                                                                                                          March 20 ~ Keswick UMC Soup Supper 4-6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                          March 23 ~ Bingo at Keokuk Co. Expo 6-8:30 pm
    David B. Tanner, Fairfield, operation without regis-              The entertainment for after prom activities is a bit more expensive this year. So the
                                                                                                                                                                          March 25 ~ TC Carnival 608 p.m.
tration.                                                              post prom committee is looking for people to donate bars and cookies for this year. If
    Justin D. Berg, Sigourney, speed, (6-10 over).                                                                                                                        March 26 ~ Legislative Forum at Keokuk Co. Courthouse 10:30 am
                                                                      you would like to donated please let Jamie Maxwell know. Prom is April 2nd. Thanks!
    Justin D. Berg, Sigourney, seatbelt violation.                                                                                                                                 ~ Webster Reunion 10-2 at Keokuk Co. Expo

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    Alan P. Hugins, North English, speed, (6-10 over).                                                                                                                    March 28 ~ No School for TC
    Amy L. Guthrie, University Park, speed, (6-10 over).                                                                                                                  March 29 ~ FFA Banquest 6:30 p.m.
    Rodger Reynolds, Keota, seatbelt violation.                                                                                                                           April 2 ~ TC Prom
    Eric A. Baetsle, Keota, speed,

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    The gently falling snow last Sunday evening was very pretty. But that          We had a break from the snow and cold recently so my husband and I                  We have our vehicles working again for which we are very thankful.
doesn’t mean I wanted snow. I’m ready for Spring and warmer tempera-           took our sister-in-law, Beulah Green, to Oskaloosa to do some shopping.             Tuesday Kenny and I went to Keswick to get goat feed and ate lunch at Teet
tures!                                                                         We always end up having lunch before our return to What Cheer. On the               and Tobes.
    Congratulations to the North Mahaska girls basketball team on their trip   trip to Oskaloosa, Beulah said, “I made some cornmeal mush recently and it              Kenny Thorpe went shopping in Kalona and stopped at Senior Dining in
to the state tournament last week.                                             sure tasted good.” Dick turned to me and said, “Janie, have you ever made           Millersburg for lunch and to listen to the Swing Timers.
    Wayne and Shirley Pitman celebrated their 32nd anniversary on March 4.     mush?” I said, “Yes, but it has been several years.” Then he asked, “Could              Friday I went shopping in Newton. I went to Goodwill and got one cook-
    Kaylene Corbin played in a basketball tournament held at Eddyville on      you buy what is needed and make some?” “Sure,” I answered. So when we               book and a music book with old songs in it. I stopped in Grinnell and picked
Feb. 26.                                                                       arrived at the grocery store I took out my list (I am one of those people who       up my taxes and got a pizza at Michel’s to eat on my way home. It rained all
    Paula and Cole Corbin attended Kaylene’s Junior High Honor Choir           likes to shop from a list and only buy the items that we actually need. I hate      the way home. I stopped at Quik Star and saw Jim Fisk and Don Moberly.
Concert at Dallas Center – Grimes on March 1.                                  to see any food go to waste). So, Dick suggested I add cornmeal to my list. I           Brant Smothers and a friend had lunch with Donna and Jim. Brant is in
    Cole Corbin played in a basketball tournament held at Montezuma on         promptly wrote down white cornmeal. So when we got to the aisle where the           college at Mt. Pleasant and is on spring break. His mother, Bev Smothers,
March 5.                                                                       cornmeal was (by the way, I had to ask Beulah where the cornmeal would be           came after a church meeting. She has so much going on that it’s hard to keep
    Cassie Corbin celebrated her 16th birthday on March 5 with a party at      and she indicated it would be by the flour. Needless to say, she was right!).       track of her. She is very active in church.
the Memorial Hall in Montezuma. Family and friends were there to help her      I looked at the price of the white cornmeal and the yellow cornmeal and                 Casey Pierce and Bob Rauch have been busy working on tractors for the
celebrate and enjoyed food, games, and music.                                  there was almost a dollar difference, so I slipped the yellow cornmeal in my        tractor pull that is on the 24th.
    Remember that the recycle bin comes to town on March 9 and will be         basked with the reassuring thought, “They both taste the same.”                         One of Kenny’s fainting nanny goats had a baby this past week.
here for a week.                                                                   The next day I decided I would make the cornmeal mush. I have to admit              Kenny’s grandson, Andrew and wife and their 1-year old daughter,
    There will be no school at North Mahaska on March 11.                      that I neglected to look at the recipe on the side of the box. I simply dumped      Brooklyn, came Saturday to visit. We went to Teet and Tobes for lunch. I
    The March fire department meeting will be held on the 10th at 7:30 p.m.    in a cup of water and quickly added the cornmeal and a teaspoon of salt and         was tickled to see their daughter, Tony, working.
at the fire station. Monthly training will be held on March 17 at 7 p.m. at    as it cooked all I had were big lumps. So, as bad as I hate to waste food, I had    Calley Zimmerman will be 18 on Monday.
the fire station.                                                              to pour my lumpy cornmeal batter into the garbage and start over again fol-             Ellen was at church today with Dave’s help. Everyone was glad to see
    The American Legion will have their next meeting on March 14 at 7 p.m.     lowing the recipe word for word. By this time it was almost dinnertime (the         her. She is using a walker and is starting physical therapy on Monday.
at the Legion Hall.                                                            noon meal) and my husband wanted to visit people that afternoon at the jail,            Barnes City Church is having Ash Wednesday service.
    Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13. Don’t forget to turn your        in the hospital and also nursing homes. I try to be prompt on these days, BUT           Next Sunday is time to set the clocks ahead.
clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.                     it was necessary after the cornmeal was cooked, to cool so it could be sliced           Mrs. Dave Maxwell is having a hip replacement on April 11.

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                                                                               and fried. So I quickly pushed my pan of mush (with no lumps this time) into            March 25th is clean up day at United Church at 9:00. They will also have
                                                                               the freezer. By noon I had the mush sliced and ready for the frying pan and         lunch there.
                                                                               being very pleased to place it before my husband. I shared with him that we             Dottie Schwertfeger was at church with her daughter and son-in-law. She
DaffoDils are Coming                                                           put butter on the top and cover it with white corn syrup. So I watched as he        has moved to the country with them. Everyone was glad to see her.
    Keokuk County American Cancer Society Daffodils are due to ar-             slowly buttered his mush and poured on the syrup.                                       Kenny’s grandson and family were delivering a dog to Brooklyn before
rive the week of March 7th to 11th, weather permitting. If you have                All this brought back memories of my childhood. For a few moments I             they came to our place. They foster dogs until they get adopted. They had
any questions, please call Babe Hauschilt, What Cheer Chairman, at             pondered how good the mush tasted as a child on cold mornings after I had           one from a puppy mill that they kept themselves.
641-634-2825                                                                   cut ice for the cattle so they could get a drink of water before going to school.       Joetta Bates, Jackie Irveson and Irveen Rauch went to Simone’s shop for
                                                                               I recall one day telling my mother, “I have to be the luckiest girl in the world    coffee to celebrate Irveen’s birthday. Saturday John and Joetta, Austin and
                                                                               to have mush for breakfast. It tastes so very good.” As I related this to my        Taron and kids, Charley and Beau, went to Curt’s for supper. Derek went also
legislaTiVe forUms                                                             husband and as I reached for a second helping of mush, I noticed he hadn’t          but Simone was sick and couldn’t go.
    Sen. Tom Rielly and Rep. Betty DeBoef are holding legislative fo-          eaten much of his first and only serving. He said without much enthusiasm,
rums in the boardroom of the Keokuk County Courthouse. The next                “Janie, if you were the luckiest girl in the world to have mush for breakfast,      Strawberry Mallow Pie
                                                                               I must be the most blessed man in the world to be sitting here eating mush          1 graham cracker crust for 9-inch pie
meeting is Sat., March 26. from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The public is           for dinner!” Then, he quickly added, “However, Janie, if you don’t make it          1 10oz. pkg. frozen strawberries; thawed and drained. Save juice.
invited to attend.                                                             too often, it really is O.K. with me!” I have been aware for some time that         1 3 oz. pkg. strawberry gelatin
                                                                               our tastes often differ. You see he likes mincemeat pie and fruitcake and I         1 cup boiling water
WeBsTer reUnion                                                                simply have never acquired a taste for either one. The Lord knows I have            16 marshmallows
                                                                               tried! Sometimes we compromise, such as I like whole milk and he likes              ½ cup milk
    A reunion for all past and present Webster residents is planned for        skim milk, so we buy 1% or 2% milk. However, I’m not sure how we can                1 cup whipping cream
Sat., March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keokuk County Expo.               compromise on cornmeal mush. Do you have any ideas?
This is a great way to bring Webster neighbors together again. There               The Scripture talks much about tastes. As my husband and I serve the                Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Add syrup
will be a table to display Webster memorabilia to share. RSVP by               Lord together in What Cheer and in our community, our tastes of the Lord re-        from strawberries plus enough water to make 1 more cup liquid. Mix well.
March 19 to Denise Wright at 319-330-6630 or Shirley Knight at 319-            main the same as we share together in the joy of service to the True and Liv-       Chill until partially set.
                                                                               ing God. 1 Peter 2:2-3 tells us that we should be like newborn babes, in desir-         In a double boiler, combine marshmallows and milk. Cook until melted.
848-7698. Leave a message if no answer.                                        ing the sincere milk of the word, that we may grow thereby. We will desire          Cool thoroughly and fold in 1 cup whipping cream. Add drained thawed
                                                                               to read scripture and be doers of the word of God by assembling ourselves           strawberries to gelatin mixture. Fold in marshmallow cream mixture. Spoon
KesWiCK ameriCan legion soUP sUPPer                                            together with like-minded believers in serving the Lord as commanded if we          into pie shell and chill until set.

                                                                                                                                                                   March Blood Drives
   A Soup Supper at the Keswick American Legion is Sat., March 12.             have tasted that the Lord is most gracious. Indeed if you and I know that the
Serving time is 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a variety of soups, sandwiches and              Lord is Christ, we shall surely be the most blessed men, women and children
desserts.                                                                      in the world. Also, I might share when we love the Lord; there is no reason
                                                                               to ever compromise. Do you agree?                                                       During the week of March 14 – 18, there are 4 Blood Drives in Keokuk
KesWiCK UniTeD meTHoDisT soUP sUPPer
                                                                                                                 Delta News
                                                                                                                                                                   • Keota High School Blood Drive sponsored by the Student Council on
   A Soup Supper, held at the Keswick United Methodist Church, is                                                                                                  Tuesday, March 15, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 Keota High School Gym (next
Sun., March 20 from 4-6 p.m. Broccoli-Cheese, Potato, Chili, Loose                                                                                                 to cafeteria) 500 N. Ellis Street, Keota. Contact Ms. Eakins, a member of
                                                                                                                   By: Hilda Souer                                 Student Council or call 800-452-1097 to schedule an appointment. Donors
Meat Sandwiches, Relishes, Pies and beverages is on the menu. A
                                                                                                                                                                   who last gave blood on or before January 18 are eligible.
free will offering taken.                                                                                    Share your Delta news: 641-624-2083                   • What Cheer Lions Club Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 16, 3:30
                                                                                                                                                                   – 7:30 p.m. at Keokuk County Fairgrounds, Thomas Memorial Hall, Hwy
                                                                                                                                                                   21, What Cheer. Call Richard Armstrong at 641-634-9906 to schedule an ap-
WeBsTer YoUTH groUP PanCaKe sUPPer                                                 The Christian Church’s CWF (Christian Women’s Fellowship) held their
                                                                               quarterly meeting on Thursday afternoon March 3. This was held in the               pointment. Donors who last gave blood on or before January 19 are eligible.
The Webster Youth Group will be holding a pancake supper on Sun-                                                                                                   • Sigourney High School Blood Drive sponsored by Anatomy & Physiol-
day, March 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Webster United Methodist            meeting room of the Delta Housing. For a few minutes prior to the meeting
                                                                               those present spent a brief time reminiscing about two events sponsored by          ogy Class on Thursday, March 17, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at High School
Church basement. They will be serving pancakes, ham, eggs, and                                                                                                     Gym, 907 E. Pleasant Valley Street, Sigourney. Contact Ms. Hobbs, a mem-
applesauce. A free will offering will be accepted.                             the local CWF in the late 1970’s. These were “Guest Days,” with ladies pres-
                                                                               ent from Christian churches in this and surrounding counties. The theme for         ber of the Anatomy & Physiology Class or call 800-452-1097 to schedule
                                                                               the special day in May 1978 was “New Trends and Old Patterns.” Following            an appointment. Donors who last gave blood on or before January 20 are
                                                                               this brief time of reminiscing the business meeting and program was held            eligible.
HeDriCK Bingo                                                                  with Mrs. Ellen Wagler leading in “Our Prayer.” The secretary, Mrs. Leon            • Sigourney AM Blood Drive on Friday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Hedrick Volunteer Fire Dept. is sponsoring Soup and Bingo on               Striegle, then read the minutes of the last quarterly meeting. Mrs. Streigle        at Keokuk County Health Center, D Adam Memorial Conf. Rm. 23109 Hwy
Sat., Mar. 12 at the Hedrick Community Center. Soup is served at 5             then read ‘thank you’ notes from people having received Christmas treats            149, Sigourney. Call 800-452-1097 to schedule an appointment. Donors who
p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.                                                 from the CWF group. Announcements included the church’s Bi-monthly                  last gave blood on or before January 21 are eligible.
                                                                               Board meeting to be at the church the evening of March 9, beginning at 6:00             Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that only takes about an hour
                                                                                                                                                                   to complete. Donors must be at least 16 years old, be in good health and
 What Cheer News
                                                                               p.m. and that it would include final plans for events related to the Lenten
                                                                               season. Plans were then made for the next quarterly CWF meeting to be the           weigh at least 110 pounds. A Blood Donor card or other photo I.D. is re-
                                                                               afternoon of June 2, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with Mrs. Wilma Moore and               quired to donate. 16-year old donors must present a signed parental consent
                                                                               Mrs. Hilda Souer to be in charge of refreshments and the program or lesson.         form each time they donate until reaching 17 years of age. Consent forms
Send your WC News to                            The meeting then closed with Mrs. Moore leading in “Our Benediction.”               are available from Blood Center offices. Controlled high blood pressure and
                                                                                   This was followed with Mrs. Streigle presenting the program. First was a        diabetics are acceptable.

On Friday, Feb. 13, Zoelynn Garrett celebrated her 1st birthday. In atten-
                                                                               special reading “Winner or Loser,” then she presented scripture texts related
                                                                               to “Failure and Success” from the book, “God’s Little Lessons in Life.”                Capri Theatre                                  Janette Graham
dence were: Bonnie Sherer, Mary Hartwig, Valerie, Julie, Shelby, Skyler            This was followed with refreshments being served by Mrs. Wagler.                         New Sharon, IA
Hartwig, all of What Cheer; Tam and Chuck Hartwig of Brooklyn; Apirl and                                                                                                                                                   will be

                                                                                 Have news or a great
Amber Currathas of What Cheer; John Garrett; Becca Clayton and Stephen                                                                                                    Mar. 11-12                                  celebrating her
of Webster; Emily and Jared Bowersox of Milton; Beau, Kim, and Atticus
Boorman of Sigourney and Stacy Hartwig. The event was held at Bonnie
                                                                                                                                                                     Fri. & Sat. 7 & 9 p.m                            90th birthday

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     4 March 10, 2011                                                                                      Legals                                                                             What Cheer Paper
WCP Local Classifieds                                                                                                                                                                                       Keokuk Co. Board of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supervisors Meetings
        advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent or which might                                                                                                                                         KEOKUK COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FEBRUARY 28, 2011
        otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste.                                                                                                                                                The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors
        However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the                                                                                                                                       met in special session, Monday, February 28,
        accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods                                                                                                                                       2011 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All
        or services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly                                                                                                                                       members were present.
        investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to                                                                                                                                                Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          prove the tentative agenda. All ayes and mo-
        use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tion carried.
        dealing with persons unknown to you who ask for money                                                                                                                                                    Berg moved, Wood seconded to approve
        in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised.                                                                                                                                       the minutes of February 22, 2011 and Hadley
                                                                                                                                                                                                          moved, Wood seconded to approve the min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          utes of February 25, 2011. All ayes and motion
WINDOW GLASS AND SCREENS AVAILABLE                                                                                                                                                                        carried.
True Value, Sigourney can cut glass to fit your window frame and replace                                                                                                                                         Met with Keokuk/Washington County In-
window screens. Call 641-622-3261. SKW40 tfn                                                                                                                                                              terim Engineer regarding the Keokuk County
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Highway Department. It was reported 100,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tons of rock is hauled annually with 10-20% go-
TREE SERVICE                                                                                                                                                                                              ing to spot rocking. It takes 400 tons of rock
Eagle Tree Service. Trimming, Removal, Bush Removal. Prompt service.                                                                                                                                      to cover a one (1) mile stretch of road. Ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          proximately 200 miles of road is rocked each
Small jobs welcome. Call anytime, 319-655-7929. “Serving the entire                                                                                                                                       year with 60,000 tons hauled to date. Keokuk
Sigourney area.” SKW41tfn                                                                                                                                                                                 County has 730 miles of gravel roads, therefore
                                                                                                                                                                                                          it is normal to take 3-4 years to get rock on your
HELP WANTED                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hadley moved, Wood seconded to ap-
Part time cashier needed. 20-30 hours per week, evening shift. Apply in per-                                                                                                                              prove Tommy’s Double Deuce Roadhouse LLC
son at Sigourney BP. SKW2tfn                                                                                                                                                                              Class C Liquor License (LC) (Commercial) Ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          plication as submitted and to authorize the Au-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ditor’s Office to approve said application on-line
HELP WANTED                                                                                                                                                                                               with the Alcoholic Beverages Division. All ayes
Bender Foundry Service, Inc. is now accepting applications. Apply in person                                                                                                                               and motion carried.
at 1410 E. SADC Ave., Sigourney. SKW10-2                                                                                                                                                                         Various board and committee reports were
                                                                                                                                                                                                          held. Hadley attended Public Health, Area 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and RUSS meetings. Wood attended Pathfind-
FOR RENT                                                                                                                                                                                                  ers, RC&D, RUSS meetings at the State Capitol
2-bedroom home in Sigourney. 641-622-2528. SKW10                                                                                                                                                          and DNR office. Berg attended Decat meetings
                                                                                                                                                                                                          on Monday and Friday of last week.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Discussion of old and new business was
USED VEHICLES FOR SALE                                                                                                                                                                                    held. DHS representatives will be coming
1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1972 DeTomaso Pantera. Call Brad at 641-425-                                                                                                                                       March 3, 2011 to collect their office supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                          from the DHS building. ISAC Spring School is
2512. MAP10-2                                                                                                                                                                                             March 23 and 24, 2011 in Des Moines. Ron
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Richmond, Assessor/GIS entered to discuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the effect of the upcoming 24.6% agland rate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 On vote and motion the meeting adjourned
                                                                                                                                                                                                          at 11:25 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The above and foregoing information is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          summary of the minutes taken at the above in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dicated meeting. The full and complete set of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          minutes are recorded and available at the office
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the Keokuk County Auditor.
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                               Anniversary                                         Keswick                                 Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven,
                                                                                   United                                  the Resurrection and the Mission of the Church
                              Announcement                                         Methodist                               By Pastor Vince Homan, What Cheer/Delta United
                                                                                                                           Methodist Churches
                                                                                                                                                                                           Wright says that for many in the western church, what
                                                                                                                                                                                           the Bible really says about these events may come as a
Witt’s Celebrating 50 Years                                                        Women Meet
                                                                                                                                “See! The home of God is with men and he will live
                                                                                                                           among them. They shall be his people and God himself
                                                                                                                                                                                           great surprise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Traditionally, we have believed that Christian-
          March 18 Wayne and Margaret Witt will celebrate their 50th wed-              Keswick United Methodist            shall be with them and will wipe away every tear from           ity teaches about a heaven above to which the saved or
ding anniversary. They would love hearing from their What Cheer friends,           Women met on Thursday, March 3,         their eyes. Death shall be no more and never again shall        blessed go and a hell below for the unsaved or unrepen-
so lets honor them with a card shower. Send cards to: 615 Witt Lane, Sum-          2011, at 12:00 noon in Fellowship       there be sorrow or crying or pain. For all those former         tant. Many people have read Jesus’ teaching on “entering
mersville, SC 29483.                                                               Hall with a pot luck. Those attending   things are past and gone.” (Revelations 21:3-4, Phillips)       the kingdom” (Matt. 5:20, 7:21, 18:3, et al.) and assumed
                                                                                   were Doris Axmear, Lois Axmear,              Have you ever wondered: What happens to us when            it referred only to heaven. But that wasn’t the kingdom

                                                                                   Joann Davis, Harriett Denison, Mary     we die? What is heaven like? What and when is the res-          Jesus had in mind. God’s kingdom in the preaching of
                                                                                   Ann Fuller, Lucille Harper, Jo Ann      urrection? Do we sleep until the resurrection or do we          Jesus doesn’t refer to postmortem destiny, not to our es-
                                                                                   Moore, Glenice Moore, Verna Rid-        go straight to heaven? What about the rapture and sec-          cape of this world into another one, but to God’s sover-
                                                                                                                           ond coming? What about judgment and hell? How does              eign rule coming to the earth. “Thy kingdom come, thy

                                                                                   enour, Janet Wade and Judie Ulin.
                                                                                       Preceding the pot luck several      my belief regarding the afterlife affect my life and faith      will be done…on earth as it is in heaven,” Jesus taught
                                                                                   of the group joined in annual spring    now? What is genuine Christian hope? This Lent we plan          us to pray. Heaven is not just a future destination for
                                                                                   cleaning of the church. Following       to explore what the Bible and the historic church really        Christians, but also an invitation to participate fully in

                                            Sutton Vincent                         the pot luck, the regular meeting was
                                                                                   called to order by president, Janet
                                                                                                                           say about these deeper matters of our faith. To help us
                                                                                                                           understand these pondering questions, we will be using
                                                                                                                           the most excellent book by scholar N.T. Wright, Sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                           God’s act of re-creation now. As long as we see Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                           hope in terms of “going to heaven,” of a salvation that
                                                                                                                                                                                           is essentially away from this world, Christian hope and
                                                                                   Wade. Jo Ann Moore shared from
                                            Polniak Homan Polniak
                                             Alan and Valerie
                                                                                   Daily Devotions for Women about
                                                                                   the writing of the hymn “Rescue the
                                                                                                                           prised By Hope, as our primary resource. Wright is one
                                                                                                                           of the world’s top biblical scholars, a prolific author and
                                                                                                                                                                                           the transformation of the world are mutually exclusive
                                                                                                                                                                                           ideals. But if Christian hope is for God’s new creation,
                                                                                   Perishing.” The group recited the       Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. Newsweek             for “new heavens and new earth,” and if that hope has
                                            are proud to introduce the newest                                              calls him “the world’s leading New Testament scholar.”          already come to life in Jesus of Nazareth, then there is
                                                                                   pledges to the Christian and Ameri-
                                            member of their family. Sutton Vin-                                            Will Willimon, Bishop, United Methodist Church, says            every reason to join those two ideals together. Jesus said,
                                                                                   can Flags and the UMW Purpose.
                                            cent Homan Polniak was born Feb.                                               of Surprised By Hope, “A powerful account…In this               “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life”
                                                                                   Minutes of the previous meeting
                                            4, 2011 weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz. He                                               masterful work Christian hope is defended, explicated           (John 6:47); not will have everlasting life…they have it
                                                                                   were read.
                                            was 20 inches long. Welcoming him                                              and proclaimed with a wit, wisdom, intellect and grace.         right now. Eternal life does not start when you die and it
                                                                                       Roll call was answered by elev-
are big sister Lily and big brother Kain.                                                                                  This is quite simply the best book we have on the sub-          does not start on the day of resurrection. For Christians,
                                                                                   en members giving a Bible verse or
    Grandparents are Vince and Vicki Homan of Sigourney, Bill and Joan                                                     stance of Christian hope.” I think this book will surprise      eternal life starts the day you believe. And that day you
                                                                                   thought for the day. The treasurer’s
Polniak of Nothglen, Colorado, and Great-grandmother Imogene Homan of                                                      many of us…with hope!                                           begin to make a difference. That day you become a part-
                                                                                   report was given with no bills pre-
Webster.                                                                                                                        Most people, including many Christians, don’t know         ner with Christ in bringing hope to the world.
                                                                                   sented. A motion was made by
                                                                                   Verna Ridenour, seconded by Mary        what the ultimate Christian hope really is. Most people,             Are you ready to be Surprised By Hope? We are of-

                                                                                   Ann Fuller, that our treasurer send     again, including many Christians don’t expect Chris-            fering and inviting the community to participate in our
                                                                                   our annual pledge ($200) to the dis-    tians to have much to say about hope within the pres-           Lenten study, Surprised By Hope. We will be offering
                                                                                   trict treasurer for the year 2011. A    ent world. They think that this world and our bodies are        study and discussion groups four times per week, as
                                                                                                                           simply throwaway items, destined for destruction; there-        well as following the curriculum on Sunday mornings.

                Our Loved Ones
                                                                                   motion was made by Lois Axmear,
                                                                                   seconded by Glenice Moore, that our     fore the world and the flesh have no real value. What           We also have the books available as well as the partici-
                                                                                   2012 annual pledge remain the same      really matters is getting saved and going to heaven. But        pants study guides for a fee, through the church office.
                                                                                   at $200.                                what if such thinking is wrong? What if we discovered           For more information on getting a copy or participating

                                            Bernice                                    Communications included thank       that the New Testament, the disciples, the 1st and 2nd          in a small group, call the church office at 641-634-2205.
                                                                                   you notes from Bidwell Riverside        Century church and even Jesus himself didn’t teach such         If no one is in the church office, please leave your name
                                                                                   for our Christmas offering, and         doctrines? Are you ready to be surprised? In his book,          and number and we will promptly get back to you.

                                            Exstrom                                from St. Vincent de Paul for the        Wright contends that how we think about eternal life,           The Schedule is:
                                                                                   box of socks sent for the those in      the new creation and authentic Christian hope has a pro-        Week 1: Hope for the World
                                                                                   need. Thank you notes were read         found impact in how we live today. Central to all this          Week 2: The Hope of the Resurrection
                                               Bernice Exstrom, age 85, passed     from Loretta Shaull, Eva Dobbins,       is our belief in the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus.     Week 3: The Hope of Heaven
                                           away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at       Martha Kinkade, and Marge Camp-         It is Jesus’ resurrection that becomes the foundation for       Week 4: The Hope of Jesus’ Second Coming
                                           home with Paul and Eloise by her        bell for Christmas places received.     the church’s hope in the bodily resurrection of all people      Week 5: The Hope of Salvation
                                           side, after being on oxygen for 18      Lois Axmear reported several cards      at the end of the age. But what happens to the dead in          Week 6: The Hope of the Church
                                           months for pulmonary fibrosis. On       have been sent since our unit met in    the interim? All Christians have long had an expectation        Groups will be:
                                           March 7, 2011, at the First Congre-     December. Janet Wade shared the         of Jesus’ second coming and the “new heavens and new                 1. Wednesday nights at What Cheer starting
                                           gational United Church of Christ,       Response Moment entitled, “Lis-         earth” that will follow. Until at least the late eighteenth     March 2 at 6:30 p.m.
                                           225 West 10th Street, Dubuque,          ten,” which told how prisons are        century, many tombstones and memorials were inscribed                2. Wednesday mornings at What Cheer starting
                                           Iowa, a gathering of friends and        over-filled with drug offenders, and    with the Latin word, resurgam, which means, “I shall            March 9 at 9:00 a.m.
                                           family from 9 - 11AM, followed by       encouraged us to offer programs for     arise,” indicating that the now-dead person believed in              3. Thursday nights at What Cheer starting March
                                           a Memorial service led by Rev Ed        drug treatment, not jail.               an intermediate sleep will be followed by a new bodily          10 at 6:30 p.m.
                                           Sheppley. A private family intern-          New business included March 4       life at some future point. That was why people were bur-             4. Sunday afternoons at Delta starting March 6 at
ment was made in the Church Columbarium. The Furlong Funeral Chapel,               World Day of Prayer at Millersburg      ied facing east, so as to rise to meet the Lord at his com-     4:00 p.m.
Galena is assisting the family. She was born in Iowa the daughter of Henry         – March 9 Ash Wednesday Service         ing. Paul called this the blessed hope (Titus 2:13). But
and Lelia Du Temple. Bernice was raised in North Platte, Nebraska, gradu-          for the three churches held at our
ating with secretarial skills from North Platte High School. She worked for
Hickman Lumber Company until her marriage to Paul in 1945. They resided
in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was finishing his schooling for his Bachelor
                                                                                   church – March 20 Soup Supper at
                                                                                   our church - March 26 meeting at
                                                                                   Columbus Jct. learning about Social
                                                                                                                                                                     Thanks for reading
of Science in Agricultural Engineering. Bernice worked for the Department
of Public Instruction, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, until the birth of Elo-
ise. They moved to Wayne, Michigan for 4 years, then to East Petersburg,
                                                                                   Justice issues – April 2nd Day Apart
                                                                                   at Sigourney church. With no fur-
                                                                                   ther business, Verna Ridenour led the       Supper                               the What Cheer Paper!
Pennsylvania for 12 years, where Paula was born. In 1964 they moved to             lesson “Women’s History Month”           Keswick American Legion
Dubuque,Iowa. Bernice is a member of First Congregational United Church            written by a United Methodist Dea-
of Christ, serving on the church staff for several years, and on several Boards
& Committees. She was a longtime Coyople Club member, Church Quilting
Group, & worked 25 years to plan menus, shop, & prepare food for the Food
                                                                                   coness. Scripture was read from
                                                                                   Hebrews 12:1-2. The worship table
                                                                                   provided an open Bible and candles
                                                                                                                             Sat., March 12                                    APARTMENTS FOR RENT
                                                                                                                            Serving from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.                         TWO and THREE BEDROOM APARTMENTS
& Friendship Group. She was a Girl Scout Leader for both daughters, learn-         to be lit in honor of women who
ing to camp with the help of Paul’s Boy Scouting. Bernice was a member of          fought for rights of women, children       Menu: Variety of Soups,                               in WHAT CHEER, HEDRICK, SIGOURNEY
the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Garden, and was a greenhouse Green               and sister Christians through the          Sandwiches, Desserts,                  	    • Rent Based on Income                          • Tenant Pays Utilities
Team flower bed designer & raising flower seedlings. In 2008 Bernice was           ages. Readers, assisting Verna, were                                              	    • Stove and Refrigerator Provided
                                                                                                                              Drinks and Appetizers
presented with two Bronze Awards for volunteer participation by the U.S.           Doris Axmear and Lucille Harper.
                                                                                   The meeting was closed with the                                                       Eligibility is Based on US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Screening
President’s Council on Service & Civic Participation. Bernice enjoyed sew-                                                    Tickets: $5 Advance
ing, gardening, cooking, bread & pie making, & was known for her home-             group reciting the Lord’s Prayer.
grown sweet pickles. She was a loyal University of Nebraska “Big Red”              The April 7 meeting will include Do-           $6.00 at door                          If interested, call Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency
football fan and ALWAYS believed someday the Chicago Cubs would win                ris Wright presenting the lesson and     Kids 10 and Under FREE                                    at 641-937-5222 or 800-848-9438
the World Series. She enjoyed traveling, having gone to all 50 States, plus        Joann Davis as hostess.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, & Japan.                                                                                                                An Equal Housing Opportunity and an Equal Opportunity Provider
    Surviving are her loving husband Paul of 65 years, daughters Eloise
                                                                                              S&S                                                      Church Directory
(Tom) Cohoon and Paula (Bobby) Bunch, grandsons Brian Cohoon (Caro-
line), their daughter Lily-Anne, and Russell (Katie) Cohoon, a niece, 3 neph-
ews, & several cousins.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Herbert and                                                              Hilltop Chapel                              What Cheer                        Keswick, Thornburg, Webster
James DuTemple.                                                                           Roger Steffen                           Preaching Good News                          Baptist Church                      United Methodist Churches
    Memorials may be given to the First Congregational United Church of                                                        John & Pat DeBoef, pastors                       A Place to Grow                      Pastor: John Tunnicliff
Christ Elevator Fund or the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s                Specializing in Restoration               4 blocks East of Opera House                 Pastor Dick & Jane Larson              Keswick - 8:30 a.m.& 6:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Fund.                                                                      of Homes Since 1972                         Phone: 641-634-2839                           641-433-0013 or                       Thornburg - 9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                             E-mail:                      641-790-1934                          Webster - 11:00 a.m.                                                            • Vinyl Siding
                                                                                   • Seamless
                                                                                                                               Thursday March 10 at 7pm:
                                                                                                                                        Bible Study
                                                                                                                                                                           9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
                                                                                                                                                                              10:30 a.m. - Worship               St. Mary Catholic Church
                                                                                      Steel Siding                            Sunday, March 13 spring up to                  Wednesday Activities                       Sigourney
                                                                                   • Insulation                              Daylight Savings Time. 9:30am                   6:30 p.m. - Kid’s Club                    Rev. Charles Fladung
           APARTMENTS FOR RENT                                                     • Replacement                                     Coffee and donuts
                                                                                                                                 10am: Morning Worship
                                                                                                                                                                             and Adult Bible Study                    Rectory: 641-622-3426
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Deacon: James Striegel
                                                                                      Windows                                                                            Community Life Church
     1 BEDROOM ELDERLY/DISABLED APARTMENT IN WHAT CHEER                                                                     6pm: by request pictures of John’s                                                           Home: 634-2896
                                                                                   • Seamless Gutter                       recent trip to the Philippines will be                 Barnes City                         Parish Office: 622-2316
 	    • Rent Based on Income                          • Tenant Pays Utilities        Free Estimates. Insured.                           shown again                          Phone: 641-664-5228                       Prayer line: 622-2414
 	    • Stove and Refrigerator Provided                                                                                      Monday, March 14, 7p Women’s                  Pastors Jim & Linda Sears
                                                                                            Guernsey, IA                                                                                                        Parish Council meets third Monday
     Eligibility is Based on US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Screening                                                Bible Study on “Angels”                       Sunday School 9-10                           of each month
                                                                                        319-685-4492                                                                       Worship 10 to 11:30 a.m.                 Saturday Vigil Mass: 4 p.m.
     If interested, call Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency                           1-800-230-2974                               What Cheer
                                                                                                                                                                          Evening Worship: 6:30 p.m.                   Sunday Mass: 10 a.m
                  at 641-937-5222 or 800-848-9438                                                                                 United Methodist                        Delta United Methodist
                                                                                                                                   Rev. Vince Homan                              Church                            Delta Christian Church
                                                                                    HELP WANTED
                An Equal Housing Opportunity and an Equal Opportunity Provider                                                    Sunday School 9:30                          Pastor: Vince Homan                  Henry Goetz, lay minister
                                                                                                                                  Worship - 10:30 a.m.                      Church Services at 9 a.m.                  108 West 3rd St.
                                                                                                                             Wed.: Youth Group 6:30 - 8:00               Spring Feast Spaghetti Supper                  641-799-4800
         REAL ESTATE AUCTION                                                        Looking for a position that
                                                                                                                            “Surprised By Hope; Rethinking
                                                                                                                            Heaven, the Ressurection, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, Mar. 19
                                                                                                                                                                               Serving 4:30 - 7:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Worship: 9:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CWF bi-monthly 1st Thursday
 We will offer for auction, the following farm, located 2 miles South of Kes-
 wick, IA on 190th Ave, ½ mile West on 160th St, then 1½ miles South on             could offer more free time?            Mission of the Church” is our Lent-                 Free Will Offering
                                                                                    Christensen Farms is hiring            en program this year. Small groups                                                            What Cheer
 185th Ave or 5-½ miles East of What Cheer on 170th, then ½ mile South
                                                                                                                           begin this week on Wednesdays @                 Gibson Presbyterian                         Christian Church
 on 185th Ave., or 6 miles NW of Sigourney                                          for a full time truck washer at        9:00 am and 6:30 pm, Thursdays @                     Church                                Pastor Frances Baumert
      Friday, March 11, 2011 - 10:00 am                                             our Alden facility. The position        6:30 pm, and Sundays in Delta @                 Pastor: Hans Cornelder                     “The Friendly Church
                                                                                    offers full time day hours and the     4:00 pm. The material will also be               Worship - 10 - 11 a.m.                     Where Christ is Lord”
           PASTURE -        70 acres m/l              - PASTURE
                                                                                    possibility of 3 days off a week.
                                                                                                                           presented in church starting Mar. 6.             Sunday School 9-9:45                   Repeated Exposure to the Gospel
          KEOKUK COUNTY – VAN BUREN TWP – SECT 9                                                                           Youth attending Acquire the Fire in           Youth Group meets the second            message of Jesus will change us.
    TERMS: 15% down day of auction with balance due on or before April              Candidates must have a stable          Des Moines please meet at the WC              Sunday of the month at 5 p.m.            That can be scary, but welcome.
 11, 2011, at which time the deed and abstract will be delivered. CLOSING           work history, be dependable            United Methodist Church Friday @                                                       March 13 – According To His
 & POSSESSION: On or before April 11, 2011. TAXES: Prorated to                                                               4:00. We’ll be leaving at 4:30.           New Life Fellowship                      Plan: 1st Sunday in Lent and Girl
 date of closing.
                                                                                    and have some flexibility in            Ash Wednesday Service is Mar. 9          A Family Worship Center                               Scout Sunday
    All announcements made day of auction take precedence over all previ-           their work schedule. For more            @ 7:00 at WC United Methodist            1/4 mi. S. of Keswick, Hwy 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    O.T. Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
 ous advertising.                                                                   about this position, visit us at                     Church.                           Pastor Chester Render
                                                                                                                                                                           Phone: 319-738-3851                               Psalm 32
 TERRANCE & DEBRA POPE: owners                                                                                                      10 a.m. - Morning Worship &              N.T. Matthew 2:15-17 Romans 5:12-19
                                                                                                                             White Oak Presbyterian                      Praise (Nursery provided)               March 20 – God Calls. WHO IS
        Attorney: Jim Schwiebert, PO Box 466, Brooklyn, IA 52211
                                                                                                                                 Pastor: Hans Cornelder              Thursday, 7 p.m. - Midweek Ser-             LISTENING? 2nd Sun. in Lent
          Auctioneer: Dwight Duwa - 319-646-6775                                                                                   Worship : 8:45 a.m.              vice Teaching (Living in the Word)          O.T. Genesis 12:1-4a     Psalm 121
                       Web:                                                                                      Sunday School: 10 a.m.                3rd Saturday of month, 7 p.m.                      N.T. John 3:1-17
             Not responsible in case of theft or accidents                                                                                                            “Praise all”, everyone invited.                  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
      6 March 10, 2011                                                             Trojan Tribune                                                                                          What Cheer Paper

                                                                                                                                                                    Senior                      Spotlight
Question of the Week!
  By Heather Warch
  THORNBURG – This week’s question of the week is “If you could be any-
                                                                                  Activities and Menu
                                                                                  By Zach Kitzman
one you wanted, who would it be and why?” I asked the students and staff of       THORNBURG
Tri-County this question. Keep reading to see what they say.                                        Monday March 14
  12th Sarah Maxwell said, “a cast member of the Jersey Shore.”                   Breakfast: Waffle and Egg Patty
  12th Jordan Edmundson said, “Rob Dyrdek, I would love to live in the            Lunch: Maidrite on Bun, Potato Wedges, and Pears
Fantasy Factory.”                                                                 Activities: ITBS and First Girls Golf Practice
  11th Gabby Bethke said, “Jessica Alba, because she is really pretty.”                             Tuesday March 15
  11th Tyler Parker said, “Jackie Chan, he knows karate.”                         Breakfast: Pancake and Sausage Patty
  10th Anne Kistler said, “Michael Vick.”                                         Lunch: Pork Chopette, Mashed Potatoes, Sandwich, and Fruit
  10th Dominick Coats said, “Hugh Hefner, he has all those hot chicks!”           Activities: ITBS/ITEDS Week, First Boys and Girls Track Competition.
  9th Megan Garber said, “a minion off of Despicable Me, because they talk                          Wednesday March 16
cool and look like tiny little macaroni.”                                         Breakfast: Toast and Cereal
  9th Trenton Stienke said, “Forrest Gump, because I can run and talk like        Lunch: Chili, Crackers, Cheese, Peaches, and Cinnamon Roll
him.”                                                                             Activities: ITBS/ITEDS Week
  8th Cody Hansen said, “Gerad Butler because he is in awesome movies!”                             Thursday March 17
  8th Megan Striegal said, “Ke$ha, because she does crazy stuff.”                 Breakfast: Breakfast Taco
  7th Kristin Krumm said, “Ellen DeGeneres, because everyone loves her.”          Lunch: Corn Dog, Corn, and Applesauce
  7th Trevor Clemens said, “Leonardo Da Vinci, because he is an artist.”          Activities: ITBS/ITEDS Week, and Wrestling and Cheerleading Sport
  PreK Chloe Zittergruen said, “an artist, because I like to paint.”              banquet @ Montezuma.
  PreK Brock Alderson said, “a soccer player, because I have a soccer ball                          Friday March 18
at home.”                                                                         Breakfast: Biscuit and Egg Omelet
  Staff Mr. Cowan said, “I wouldn’t be anyone else, I like the way I am.”         Lunch: Mac and Cheese, Smokies, Green Beans, Sandwich, and Juice
  Staff Mrs. Ahlberg said, “I would be myself, but only richer.”                  Activities: ITBS/ITEDS Week, Early Dismissal 2:30p.m. End of 3rd
  If I could be anyone in the world, I would be myself, but without being as      Quarter, and Sophomore Pancake Supper 5:00 p.m.-7:00p.m.
shy as I am. I would like to be more outspoken. Thanks for reading Question

Senior                      Spotlight
of the Week. Make sure to catch next week’s Question of the Week.

                                                                                                                                                                        By Maggie Sauer
                                                                                                                                                                        THORNBURG – This week’s senior spotlight is shared. One of our spot-
                                                                                                                                                                    lights shines on Rachael Marie Foley. Rachael was born August 2, 1993, and
                                                                                                                                                                    she is the daughter of Joe Foley and Laurie Harper. She is also the stepdaugh-
                                                                                                                                                                    ter of Alan Harper and sister to Clay Harper.
                                                                                                                                                                        Rachael’s activities during school include Chorus- 4 years, Drama- 4
                                                                                                                                                                    years, Speech- 2 years, Golf- 2 years, Softball- 1 year, Publications- 1 year,
                                                                                                                                                                    JEL- 4 years, and Academy for 2 years.
                                                                                                                                                                        Rachael has many favorites, including dark chocolate Klondike bars, the
                                                                                                                                                                    color blue, and watching the ever-famous donkey-basketball. She also likes
                                                                                                                                                                    to read, listen to music, spend time on the internet, and write short stories.
                                                                                                                                                                    And she lives by her personal quote, “I am what I am, I do what I can, and
                                                                                                                                                                    so is my law of life.”
                                                                                                                                                                        Rachael’s most memorable moments in high school have been anything
                                                                                                                                                                    that includes drama or chorus; Honor Choir, Speech Competition, the plays
                                                                                                                                                                    and the concerts have been some good experiences, in her opinion.
                                                                                                                                                                        Her plans after high school include attending Kirkwood for mixed media
                                                                                                                                                                    with a possible broadcasting major, and pursuing some field within IT. In the
                                                                                                                                                                    future, if she had the opportunity to go anywhere, with anyone, she decided
                                                                                                                                                                    to go to Tokyo, Japan and take along Holly and Ella.
                                                                                                                                                                        The advice Rachael wants to leave with the underclassmen is, “Better get
                                                                                                                                                                    your work done and in on time, because it’ll effect your future. And don’t do
                                                                                                                                                                    something stupid just to look cool.” To her classmates- “I’m gonna miss you
                                                                                                                                                                    all and good luck with your future. We had a nice run.”
                                                                                                                                                                        Rachael loves the movie Count of Monte Cristo, has a fear of spiders, and
                                                                                                                                                                    doesn’t like the color pink (although she was briefly called “Pinky” in her

                                                                                  Staff Spotlight!
                                                                                                                                                                    sophomore year because of a bad hair-dying experience). Rachael is a really
                                                                                                                                                                    nice and funny girl, who will be remembered by us all. Good luck in your
                                                                                                                                                                    future, Rachael!
                                                                                    By Melody Fry
                                                                                    THORNBURG - This week’s spotlighted staff member is Kirk Magill, who
                                                                                  is the Tri-County technology coordinator! I asked him some questions, and
                                                                                  he answered them wonderfully. If you really love me, you’ll read this article.
                                                                                    Q: How long have you been a technology coordinator?
                                                                                    A: Roughly 10 years.
                                                                                    Q: What’s the most memorable moment you’ve had since becoming a tech-
                                                                                  nology coordinator?
                                                                                    A: The 1:1 rollouts. The first one I did was in Cardinal. It was the biggest
                                                                                  change I’ve had to personally undergo.
                                                                                    Q: If a bear and a shark got in a fight, who would win?
    By Maggie Sauer                                                                 A: It depends on whether or not they’re on land or in water.
    THORNBURG – This week’s spotlight is also shared with one Holly                 Q: What’s your favorite food, movie, song, and color?
Linn Corrick. Holly was born November 7, 1992, and is the daughter of Bill          A: Mexican food; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Over The Rainbow/What A
and Mary Corrick. She has two siblings: her twin brother William, and her         Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole; and white.
older sister Pam.                                                                   Q: What was your favorite subject in school and why?
    Holly has many activities on her résumé. Her high school activities in-         A: English, I liked to write, and it was one of my majors.
clude the Academy for 2 years, Golf for 3 years, and JEL for 4 years. She           Q: Why did you become a technology coordinator?
also likes to spend time working & gaming on the computer, spending time            A: I started out with a computer repair business, offering computer support.
out walking, and reading in her spare time.                                       The school hired me, and I worked into that position.
    There are many favorites of Holly’s, some of which include her mom’s            Q: What are your hobbies?
homemade chicken noodle soup, the color blue, and playing dodge-ball.               A: Anything technology driven, and geocashing, which is treasure hunting
She also loves the series Vampire Diaries, hates when people talk with fake       with GPS.
voices, and enjoys reading mystery books, specifically ones about vampires          Q: If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
and werewolves.                                                                     A: Rhinoceros. They’re hard skinned, and they go in the direction they need
    Holly’s most embarrassing moment was in sixth grade, when she was in          to go, and don’t let anyone get in their way.
the library, looking for a book, and her pants ripped. She quickly bounced          Q: If you didn’t choose being a technology coordinator, which other profes-
back however, because within the same year she also had her most memo-            sion would you have chosen?
rable moment. The entire 2011 class (then-sixth graders) was playing dodge-         A: Firefighter.
ball in the gym with Mr. Cowan, and Holly kicked one pass so hard that it           Q: What’s your favorite sport, to play/watch?
                                                                                                                                                                    Reading on Dr. Seuss’s birthday
made a basket on the other side of the gym. It was a momentous year for her,        A: Football.
to say the least.                                                                   Q: If you could live in any store, which would you choose and why?
    Holly’s plans after school are to attend Kirkwood, although she’s unde-         A: A cross between Wal Mart and Scheels. I could pitch a tent to sleep in,
cided on her major. And possibly in the future, if she could go anywhere in       then head over to the dairy department for breakfast.                             By Mrs. Fisch
the world and take anyone, she replied that, “I would go anywhere; I love to        Q: What is your favorite thing about being a technology coordinator?            Thornburg- That is what the kindergartners, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders did
travel. But I would definitely take my friends and family.”                         A: Seeing the positive impact that technology can have in the education         on his birth anniversary March 2. “Cat in the Hat”, hats were colored and
    The advice Holly is leaving to the underclassmen is, “Good luck in            environment.                                                                      then worn to lunch that day. Then in the afternoon many students wore the
your future and do your homework.” And to her fellow classmates she says,                                                                                           hats again as they gathered in the elementary gym for a “Read and Feed”.
“Good luck.” From her awesome P.E. skills, to her sweet demeanor, here’s
the class wishing you a good luck too!                                            Elementary Students of the Month                                                  The students enjoyed reading and listening to books they brought as well as
                                                                                                                                                                    munching on a few snacks. HATS OFF TO READING!

Tri-County Does Very                                                                  By Sara Gragg
                                                                                      THORNBURG - These are the rest of February elementary students
                                                                                  of the month: Sadie Greiner (preschool), Brighton Wear (preschool), and

Well At Speech Contest!                                                           Dhane McKay (2nd grade).
                                                                                      Sadie is 4. Her mom’s name is Cathy and her dad’s name is Isaac. Her
                                                                                  favorite color is green, favorite holiday is Christmas, favorite candy is Baby
    By Melody Fry                                                                 Pops, and favorite animals are puppies. She thinks she was chosen as student
    CENTERVILLE - On Saturday, February 26th, the Tri-County Speech               of the month for bringing toys to school. What she likes most about it is she’s
students went to the District contest in Centerville, Iowa. Nineteen students     going to be in the newspaper.
went to participate. Out of those nineteen, thirteen got ones! That’s amazing!        Brighton is 4. He has 2 sisters, Kerstin and Tena. His mom is Tina. His
    Those nineteen students were: Michaella Ferns (Storytelling, II), Laura       favorite color is blue, favorite holiday is Halloween, favorite candy is Spi-
Steinke (Prose, I), Katie Krumm (Storytelling, I; Public Address, I), Gabby       derman, and favorite animal is a dragon. He thinks he was chosen because he
Bethke (Lit Program, I), Megan Garber (Prose, I), Levi Ryals (After Dinner        brought toys to school, and he doesn’t know what he likes most about being
Speaking, II), Allison Leer (Lit Program, I), Jessika Steen (Poetry, I), Chris-   student of the month.
tian Coble (Storytelling, I), Melody Fry (After Dinner Speaking, I; Prose,            Dhane is 7. He has 2 brothers, Austin and Wally. His mom is Tiffany and
I), Taylor Moore (Lit Program, I), Mikala Yoss (Prose, II), Emilee Hynick         his dad is Walter. His favorite color is black, favorite holiday is Christmas,
(Prose, II), Sarah Striegel (Public Address, I), Sarah Maxwell (Musical The-      favorite candy is Kit-Kat, and favorite animal is a dog. He doesn’t know why
atre, I), BreeAnna Warch (Poetry, II), Amanda Boyer (Poetry, II), Leah Boy-       he was chosen as student of the month. What he likes most is that he gets
er (Public Address, I), and Chelsea Lanphier (Poetry, I).                         free pizza.
    It was a very successful day, and everyone had a great time! Megan Gar-           Good job guys. Keep up the good work and have fun doing it!
ber said that her favorite part of the day was the food. Jessika Steen’s favor-
ite part was doing the Bugaloo in the gym. Bugaloo is a game that speech
kids play. It’s hard to explain, but it’s really fun! The students who got I
ratings will be moving on to State on March 12th at Vinton Shellsburg. Good       Produced by TC Publications Class!
luck to everyone!

Word of the Week
By Maggie Sauer
THORNBURG - endeavor
en-deav-or verb
A strenuous effort; an attempt; to make an effort; to strive                       * Chrysler * Plymouth * Dodge * Jeep

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  Continued                                                                                                                           By Burdell Hensley                                             I went to Des Moines armed and dangerous. After
                                                                                                                                      The girl’s tournament is history and now it on to the      the game I got on line and started writing. I had to write
TC Rock
                                                         By: Thomas Allen, professional outdoor writer, photographer, videogra-
                                                         pher, and outdoor talk radio show host. Email:          boys show. I didn’t go up for the final games and chose        it out on press row as I could not get a signal back in the
                                                                                                                                  to watch them on TV. I really felt sorry for Anne O’Niell      media room. I had just finished the story and was getting
                                                                                                                                  and Mark Allen during the Class 1-A title game. They           ready to send it when ZAP!!!!! The screen went black. I

and Roll                                                                                                                          had to make it sound like a good exciting basketball
                                                                                                                                  game and it wasn’t. That game was probably the poorest
                                                                                                                                  championship game I have seen in my long career.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 almost had the big one right in the middle of press row.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The screen then said that my power was low and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                 needed to plug in to the power source. I did that but noth-
    By Megan Garber                                                                                                                   Another thing that bothered me was the sight of            ing happened and I was sure I had lost it all. Scott Dailey
    Thornburg- From Elvis Presley                                                                                                 empty seats in the lower level. You would not have seen        and Burdette Brown were down on radio row and I asked
all the way to Justin Bieber, from                                                                                                that in the old six-player game. Title night was a packed      them if either of them could help. Burdette came to my
singing in the car on the way home                                                                                                house and the games were exciting. You can give me a           rescue. He punched some keys and ran the mouse around
from school to singing in church,                                                                                                 Montezuma-Mediapolis game or a Union Whitten-Ever-             a little and SHAZAM! My story appeared. I quickly
and from playing the guitar in band                                                                                               ly game any time. The politically correct crowd stole          sent it and a call to the Courier confirmed that it did go
to beating the drums, music is a part                                                                                             our game and they are still in the business of uprooting       through. Whew! I was beat and I felt like I had just gone
of many people’s lives, and a way of                                                                                              things in our country.                                         15 rounds with Joe Louis. That is way too much stress
showing off your talents, and that’s                                                                                                  I covered two teams in the girls tourney and a third       for this old man.
exactly what the Tri-County students                                                                                              that I watched closely. Unfortunately none of the three            But it was a learning experience as I was able to write
are going to be doing this spring!                                                                                                advanced. North Mahaska and Bellevue Marquette                 the Pella Christian story on press row Tuesday and send
    On March 24, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.                                                                                                waged a war on the court and points were real hard to          it. Maybe there is a future in this computer thing after all.
in the High School Gym, Tri-County                                                                                                come by. The game was all about defense and the War-               Keith Dinsmore is keeping me up on information
will be hosting a High School Va-                                                                                                 hawks met a team that was even more defensive minded           about Fremont connections in the boy’s tourney. Barbara
riety Show where students will be                                                                                                 than they are. Adding to the Warhawk woes was very             (Main) Rath, a 1946 Fremont grad, has a grandson play-
using their talents to perform either                                                                                             cold shooting, like 23 percent for the game. Bellevue          ing for Treynor. Tyler Woods is a senior guard and is one
in the vocal, instrumental, or speech                                                                                             was not much better, but they were able to escape with         of the team’s leading scorers.
categories. The general admission                                                                                                 a 34-32 win.                                                       The Pella Little Dutch were second last year in Class
for this occasion will be $2.00 and                                                                                                   Pella Christian battled a tall and talented Estherville-   3-A, but the Dutch were nipped by a point by Mount
all proceeds will go to the Tri-Coun-                                                                                             Lincoln Central team into overtime before falling 61-51.       Pleasant in the sub-state. Pella’s Lucas Boyd is a cousin
ty Music Boosters. The performanc-                                                                                                The Eagles came back from seven points down a couple           of Keith and Chris Bandstra is a grandson of Fremont
es include everything from playing                                                                                                of times to gain the lead, but couldn’t hold on to it.         grad, Connie (Towns) Bandstra.
the guitar, the high school chorus
singing, and even story telling from     Pulling the Boat Out                                                                         I was interested in the Lynnville-Sully game with
                                                                                                                                  Ar-We-Va as the Hawks are former members of the old
                                                                                                                                                                                                     I will be covering Pella Christian in the boy’s tourney
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and they have a tough draw in unbeaten PCM. But PC
speech! It’s a great way to enjoy             It feels so good to draft this article knowing spring is nearing, finally. I        Des Moines River Conference. The Hawks just couldn’t           played them a six point game in December without their
some entertainment and also support      am not sure why, but the past few winters have really dragged on making me               stay with the Rockets and dropped a 60-38 decision. I          point guard. It could be interesting.
the music boosters and students per-     long for open water more than ever. I do enjoy winter and all the activities             have a number of good friends in that community and I              Let’s take a look at our yesterdays.
formances.                               associated with cold weather and snow, but I was ready for turks and bass                enjoy seeing them at the tourney. I also enjoy rubbing             75 years ago: Mar. 7- Delta beats Rose Hill 38-34.
    The variety show is something        last month sometime. Regardless, the time has come to pull your rig out of               shoulders with old friends from the media and from the         Farmer led Delta with 11 points while Romine had 18 for
new to the Tri-County Community          winter storage and prepare for open water.                                               coaching field. The sad story is that I see fewer and fewer    the Hillmen. Mar. 9- Farson (Competine Township) trips
School and hopefully it turns into            Based on the extended forecast, (which I rarely put much stock in except            of my generation there each year.                              Richland 26-24 to win the girls sectional title. Riley and
a success! So grab your cameras,         for this time of year. It is probably more wishful thinking than anything) we                This year’s tournament offered me a bigger challenge       Vera Denny led Farson while Hendrickson and Newber-
video cameras, and plan on attend-       are going to have boatable open water conditions within the next two weeks.              than I was expecting. The Ottumwa Courier wanted me            ry led Richland. Mar. 10- Fremont girls shellacked Cedar
ing this year’s 2011 Tri-County High     If you are anything like me that is all the excuse you need to dust off the rods         to write the North Mahaska game on a lap top and send it       42-5 to move into a tie with Tracy for the Chiquaqua Val-
School Variety Show!                     and reels and launch the boat for the first time of the season. Fish in the boat         in right after the game. Lap top???? The words old men         ley title. Eleanor Smith had 22 points and Ruth Reeves
                                         or not, it will feel phenomenal to wet a line after a long winter. Guess what?           and lap top don’t even belong in the same paragraph, or        added 16 for Fremont.

She is
                                         Its finally time.                                                                        for that matter the same chapter or book.                          50 years ago: Mar. 8, 1961- Farson falls to Ventura
                                              A few months of storage can be hard on anything, especially a boat. The                 They ask me if I had a lap top and I did. I have owned     58-53 in the girl’s state tourney. Bonnie Weber led Far-
                                         last thing you want is to find out a few things are in need of repair as you             it for a couple of years but never used it. I was going        son with 21 points and Judy Wolf added 19. Mar. 12-
                                         are trying to catch the first fish of the season. Depending on your storage

                                                                                                                                  to learn how to use it, and in true Pa Kettle fashion, I       Valley of Elgin beat Lost Nation 78-62 to win the girl’s
                                         situation, mice could have built nests in any nook and cranny of the boat,               was going to get around to it one of these days. The day       state tourney.
                                         and even under the hood of the motor. I have even seen bee and mice nests                hadn’t arrived yet.                                                There were no local happenings in the 25 years ago
                                         found in the livewell system, from within the wells themselves all the way                   Jim at the Herald told me to take it to MCG and learn      section.
    by Emilee                            out through the overflow.                                                                how to use it. Bless Matt Tippett’s heart, he took me in           Spring forward this weekend. We get that extra hour
    Thornburg- Shelly Koehn came              If that does happen and you try to run your system you could inadver-               on Friday afternoon and showed me how to use it. But it        of daylight at the end of the day and I’m ready for that.
again to talk to the elementary stu-     tently burn up your pump or flood your boat. This is a huge pain as I speak              didn’t take. I was back Monday morning before I went to        Have a great week.
dents about “Pick a Better Snack”.       from experience and I strongly suggest that you take your boat to a launch               Des Moines and this time he got through the stone wall.
Shelly is from the ISU Extension         somewhere and run some water through the livewell and determine if it is all
Office and she goes around to many       clear. It will be obvious of a blockage exists and you can typically remove it
schools and explains what you            in just a few minutes.
should and shouldn’t eat or drink.            This is also a great time to make any modifications to the deck, stor-
     When I walked into the fourth       age, or electronics of your rig. I had plans for a couple years to completely
grade room, she was talking about        gut and remodel my boat to make it more partner-friendly. Unfortunately, I
drinking a Mountain Dew in the           waited until the middle of the summer just before a weeklong trip to Min-
morning. She had an empty Moun-          nesota before tearing into it and literally worked through the night getting it
tain Dew bottle and a bag of sugar       ready. I could have saved the stress and sleepless hours by doing it before the
cubes. She put all the cubes into the    season ever began. Again, another fine opportunity for you to learn from my
Mountain Dew bottle. This filled         blunders, that’s what I’m here for…
the bottle up about a quarter of the          Check all of your electronic connections, especially your navigation
way. She explained that every time       lights for those early blast off times or late evenings chasing cats. Make sure
you drink this pop this much sugar       the puck for your sonar is placed correctly and all the connections and batter-
would stick to your teeth and it was     ies are suitable for another long season. This is another tool that is absolutely
very unhealthy. All the students real-   invaluable; loosing it during an outing is very frustrating.
ly enjoyed watching Shelly explain            Make sure you have enough life preservers and floatation devices to
these things about sugars and fats.      cover any passengers you might have with you, but also within the restraints
Shelly was also enjoying herself         of the law. Any of your other safety items like the whistle/air horn and fire
showing all the elementary students      extinguisher must be in fine working condition. If you didn’t get your boat
how to eat and drink healthy. The el-    on the water last year, make sure the registration is up to date, as last year is
ementary can’t wait until she comes      when the previous registration expired. Make sure the drain plug is located
back again! Come back soon Shelly        and put in a place you won’t forget it… like the drain hole.
Koehn and good luck!                          Take advantage of the time you have now to assure your productivity
                                         during your first trip out and through the entire season. It will also help pass
                                         the next few weeks leading up to warmer water temps and boatloads of hun-

    Thanks for                           gry fish.
                                               Good luck
                                              Feel free to contact me with any questions!
                                              Live it Up!

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                                                                                                 no later                         How many people can a Jeepny carry?
                                                                                        than 2:00 p.m.                                Because of several requests John DeBoef will be showing pictures of his recent trip to the Philippines again.
                                                                                       Fridays for display                        Among other things John will speak of the how their culture is different than ours. The economy of the Philippines
                                                                                                                                  is one example of that difference. The prevailing wage for construction workers in Legazpi, Albay Province, Philip-
                                                                                          ads and noon                            pines is $4 a day. A barber may get paid 70 cents for a haircut. A jeepny driver (sort of like the American city bus)
                                                                                                                                  only gets paid about 7 cents per passenger. That helps answer the question, “How many people can a Jeepny carry?”
                                                                                         on Monday for                            The answer is, “One more.”
                                                                                           classifieds.                               John will be showing pictures of his trip 6 pm, Sunday, March 13 at Hilltop Chapel in What Cheer. The pictures
                                                                                                                                  will be entertaining, educational and inspirational.

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Taylor Bair (Left) and Kacy Brumbaugh (Right) Make Honorable Men-
tion on SICL All Conference.

SICL All Conference Announced
South Iowa Cedar League All Confernce Selections are:
First Team
*Mallory Bolye             Soph               North Mahaska
*Gina Sarve                Senior             Iowa Valley
*Tara Van Rees             Senior             Lynnville Sully
Shelby Fagen               Senior             Keota
*Brittany Bryan            Junior             Montezum
*Megan Kriegel             Senior             BGM
* Kate Ray                 Junior             North Mahaska
Brianna James              Junior             Lynnville Sully
 Katie Allaman             Senior             Keota
*Dani Coover               Senior             Belle Plaine

Second Team
Kelsie Holeton             Juniorior          Ev
Lynsey Kriegel             Senior             Bgm
Brayton Flynn
Danielle Samson
Tara Smith
                                              Lynnville Sully
                                              North Mahaska
                                                                                Area Superintendents Visit Job Corps Center in Ottumwa
Hannah Fergurson           Junior             North Mahaska                      Area superintendents held their monthly meeting at the newly-con-              superintendent; John Henriksen, Central Lee superintendent; John
Tori Albaugh               Junior             Sigourney                         structed Job Corps Center at the Ottumwa Industrial Airport Wednes-             Dotson, Pekin superintendent; and Todd Abrahamson, Sigourney
Taylor Storck              Senior             Iowa Valley                       day. Karen Swanson (second from left) is shown giving a tour of the             and Tri-County superintendent. The Job Corps Center plans to begin
Emily Long                 Juniorior          Montezuma                         complex to several school officials: (l-r) Randy Moffitt, North Mahaska         serving students this fall.
Paige Simmions             Senior             HLV

Honorable Mention                                                                                Mahaska Masters
Kacy Brumbaugh             Junior             Tri County
Taylor Bair                Senior             Tri County                                            4-H Club
Chelsea Gryp               Junior             HLV
Taylor Tanner              Freshman           HLV                                                   By Rachel Adams, Reporter
Abby Schafbuch             Freshman           HLV
Candace Pierce             Senior             HLV                               January
Courtney Latcham           Senior             Montezuma                             The regular meeting of the Mahaska Masters 4-H club was held at the
Hope Kriegel               Senior             Montezuma                         First Christian Church on January 24, 2011. The meeting was called to order
Jawny Thompson             Soph               BGM                               by President Megan Adams at 7:00 p.m. recreation “Know Yourself” was
Brennian Lacina            Senior             BGM                               led by Jamie Stewart. The pledge of allegiance was led by Tyler Strasser.
Jessicia Plants            Senior             BGM                               Roll call question “what do you like to do in the snow?” was answered by
Jenna Lacey                Junior             North Mahaska                     28 members and 4 leaders. Minutes were read by Nicole Presley and were
  Abbie Agan               Soph               North Mahaska                     approved.
Miranda Rathjen            Soph               Iowa Valley                           There were no correspondence reports given. The treasurer’s report was
Kailey Kaestner            Senior             Iowa Valley                       given by Alyssa Phillips with a beginning balance of $686.19. There were no     Keokuk County Expo Board of Directors: Ron Collins, vice president;
Katelin Healey             Junior             Iowa Valley                       disbursements. Total receipts were $26.00. The ending balance was $712.19.
Taylor Sheetz              Senior             Keota                             Diane Stewart presented a bill of $65.79.                                       Peg Eversmeyer, secretary; John Webb, president and Mary Glaspie,
Gabrielle Lyle             Senior             Keota                                 It was moved and seconded that the club would pay Diane. Penny Adams        treasurer accepted the $2,500 donation from Monsanto Seed Repre-
Macy Demeulenaere          Junior             Belle Plaine                      presented a bill for ham loaf from the farm bureau dinner $92.02. Garret        sentative Shauna Sieren on behalf of Keokuk County farmer, Larry
Kameo Pope                 Freshman           Belle Plaine                      Gilliland talked about the military service project and the upcoming ani-       Wehr. Photo by Robin Handy, SNR Editor.
Julie Long
Melissa James
Taylor Van Wyk
                                              Belle Plaine
                                              Belle Plaine
                                              Lynnville Sully
                                                                                mal shelter workshop. Jenna Stewart talked about the workshop Committee
                                                                                meeting and Penny Adams talked about the Social Committee.
                                                                                    Megan Adams talked about Teen Council. Cole Poe talked about the beef
                                                                                                                                                                Keokuk County Farmer Wins
Caitlin Cross
Alyssa Manchester
                                              Lynnville Sully
                                                                                weigh-in. Nicole Presley about the knitting workshop. Alyssa Phillips talked
                                                                                about caroling and Megan Adams talked about region 14 leadership work-
                                                                                                                                                                $2,500 for Keokuk County Expo
 Jerica Gretter            Junior             Sigourney                         shop. There was no unfinished or new business.                                      Larry Wehr of Sigourney has been selected as a winner in the America’s
Courtney Mast              Senior             EV                                    January 30th at 2 p.m. was the Mahaska Master’s sledding party at Big       Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gave farmers the opportu-
Leah Mast                  Senior             EV                                Bertha behind Osky High School. February 1st was when the awards and            nity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Mon-
Kinsey Buckley             Senior             EV                                scholarships were due. February 11th and 12th was the 4-H volunteer and         santo Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local
                                                                                member retreat. July 18-24 2011 is the Southern Iowa Fair. The theme is “Its’   nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Wehr has designated the
Coach Of The Year: L.E Moore, North Mahaska                                     a Blue Ribbon Fair.”                                                            Keokuk County Expo Fair to receive the donation.
                                                                                     Just a reminder to read the County Newsletter. Diane Stewart introduced        Wehr says he is very excited to have been selected as the winner for
TC Varsity and                                                                  the dad’s who volunteered to help with beef weigh-in in and livestock. Karen
                                                                                Adams talked about when scholarships and awards were due and recognized
                                                                                                                                                                Keokuk County. “Grow Communities is a great program and I am glad to
                                                                                                                                                                have the chance to donate this money to the fair.”
                                                                                                                                                                    John Webb, Keokuk County Expo Fair board president, says “As presi-
Junior High Track Schedule
                                                                                two new members. After the meeting was moved and seconded Ryan Van
                                                                                Donselaar led the 4-H pledge. Alyssa Phillips gave a presentation on Dutch
                                                                                                                                                                dent of the Expo our mission is to provide the fairgrounds for 4-H and FFA
                                                                                                                                                                in our county. With the times as they are it is hard to keep the funds up to
DATE BOY/GIRL              LOCATION        START        BUS                         Logan Gross gave a presentation on Trail Mix Recipe. Gillian Gross gave     serve these young people. Grow Communities is such a wonderful program
Mon Mar 21   Boy           UNI             1:00         10:15                   a presentation on Traditional Monkey Bread and Leah Van Maanen gave a           because we can proceed with projects that need to be done. We have several
Mon Mar 28   Boy           Pekin           4:30         2:45                    presentation on Snow Ice Cream. The hosts were Alyssa Phillips, Logan and       projects we haven’t been able to do because of lack of funds. The youth is
Tues Apr 5   B/G           English Valleys 4:30         3:00                    Gillian Gross. The Cummunity Service committee met after the meeting.           important because they are our future.”
Thur Apr 7   Girl          Eddyville       4:30         2:45                    February                                                                            The $2,500 donation was awarded at a ceremony held on February 7,
Thur Apr 7   Boy           Pekin           4:30         2:45                        Recreation was led by Jamie Stewart called hug fest. The meeting was        2011 at the Keokuk County Expo.
Mon Apr 11   B/G           Lone Tree       4:45         2:45                    called to order at 7:05pm by vice president Nicole McCrea. The Pledge of            In more than 1,200 eligible counties, farmers can win $2,500 for their
Thur Apr 14  Girl          Pekin           4:30         2:45                    Allegiance was led by Leah Van Maanen. Roll call “Where would you rather        favorite community non-profit. The Monsanto Fund expects to invest more
Fri Apr 15   Boy           Mid Prairie     5:00         3:00                    be, other than in Iowa?” was answered by 21 members, 5 leaders and no visi-     than $3 million in local communities. The program originated with two pilot
Mon Apr 18   Girl          Keota           5:00         3:30                    tors. Minutes were read by Jenna Stewart. A thank you letter was received       programs. The first pilot included 179 counties in Iowa, Missouri and Arkan-
Tues Apr 19  Girl          Montezuma       4:45         3:15                    from Mike & Amy Brainard for the wedding gift card from the club. Trea-         sas. The second pilot was expanded to include 298 counties in California,
Tues Apr 19  Boy           BGM             4:30         3:00                    surer Rachel Adams reported a beginning balance of $712.19, no receipts,        Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and South Dakota.
Thur Apr 21  Boy           Eddyville       4:30         2:45                    disbursements of 65.79 to Diane Stewart for postage for military boxes and      In total, more than $247,500 has been donated to nonprofits in Iowa.
Thur Apr 21  Girl          BGM             4:30         3:00                    92.02 to Penny Adams for Farm Bureau Dinner meat for an ending balance              The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of a broad
Mon Apr25    B/G           Belle Plaine    5:00         3:20                    of $554.28. No bills were presented. The Community Service Project Com-         commitment by the Monsanto Fund to highlight the important contributions
Tues Apr 26  Boy           Eddyville       4:30         2:45                    mittee has planned a workshop for February 19 at Central United Methodist       farmers make every day to our society by helping them grow their local
Thur Apr28   B/G           Albia           4:30         2:30                    Church from 9-11am. to make dog & cat treats & toys for the Animal Shelter.     communities. To date, more than 60,000 farmers participated in the program,
Tues May 3   B/G           SICL @ Iowa Valley 4:30      2:45                    There will be four different stations: Garrett Gilliland and Emily VanDonse-    which is designed to benefit nonprofit groups such as ag youth, schools and
Thur May 5   B/G           Cardinal        4:30         2:45                    laar announced they would be leading stations to make dog treats and asked      other civic organizations. Visit to view a com-
Thur May12   B/G           Districts       4:00         TBA                     members to bring cookie cutters, Rachel Adams reported for Sienna DeJong        plete list of winners.
May 19-21    B/G           State @ Des Moines TBA       TBA                     who will lead a station to make dog toys and Rachel Adams will lead a sta-
                                                                                tion for making cat toys. Rachel asked members to bring scissors. Penny
Mon Apr 18    B/G   Iowa Valley               4:15      3:00
                                                                                Adams announced that the extension office was looking for volunteers to
                                                                                make cookies for the open house on March 21. Rachel Adams reported the
                                                                                                                                                                    March Special - Lymes Testing
Mon Apr 25    B/G   Eddyville                 4:30      3:00                    YMCA St Patricks day party on March 11 from 1:30-3:00 they will be doing
                                                                                games, crafts and making snacks with the kids. Rachel Adams also reported                                Get A FREE Lymes Test
                                                                                                                                                                                            with a scheduled
Thur Apr 28   B/G   English Valley            4:15      3:15
Mon May 2     B/G   Keota                     4:15      3:15                    on the last teen council meeting. Gillian and Logan Gross reported on the
                                                                                club sledding party at the high school, the party was attended by 5 members.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Heartworm Test!
Tues May 3    B/G   Eddyville                 4:30      3:00
Fri May 6     B/G   Waco                      4:15      3:00                    There was no unfinished business. Dan Adams explained the 4-Hers for 4-H
Mon May 9     B/G   North Mahaska             4:15      3:10                    Campaign. Jamie Stewart moved to donate $2.50 per member for a total of
                                                                                $95.00. Ryan VanDonselaar seconded, the motion carried. Announcements
               Wagler Motor Co., Inc                                            were: February 17- Fair class workshop @ MCEO. February 19- Pet toy and             Results for both tests in only 10 minutes, plus we
                                                                                treat making workshop @ Methodist church 9-11am. The advanced cattle              have the treatment and preventative medicine readily
               308 Main Street, Sigourney, IA 52591                             feeder pen weigh-in will be held in March date TBA. March 12- Horse clinic        available.
                 (641)622-3260 or 800-254-9928                                  @MCEO. April 30- Registration forms for the Chicago intermediate trip are
                  Hours of Operation: M-F 8-5, Sat. 8-12
                                                                                due. Read the county newsletter! Dana VanRenterghem moved to adjourn                            Also see Us FoR . . .
                                                                                the meeting and Cole Poe seconded. The motion carried. The 4-H pledge                  Wellness Exams - a good way to know your pet is healthy,
                                                   was led by Drew Appleget. Educational Presentations were given by Nicole          allowing for early treatment of any problems.
 ‘03 Ford Taurus sEs, 3.0, aT, aC, TC, PLW, 6W, 46K.                            McCrea on Laundry Care Symbols and Alexis Fuller on Orep Truffles.
                                                                                                                                                                       Flea and Tick products - we have a wide variety including
 ‘04 MErCury MounTainEEr Luxury, 4.0, aT, daC, LEa., 3rd roW, Cd, 109K.
 ‘06 LinCoLn ToWn Car sig., 4.6, aT, aC, TC, PLW, LEa., Cd, Luxury ridE, 76K.
 ‘07 Ford EdgE FWd sEL-PLus, 3.5 aT, aC, TC, LEa., Cd, 72K.
                                                                                                                           Don’t forget                           Frontline, Comfortis and Vectra 3D, to keep your pets comfortable
                                                                                                                                                                  during the summer months.
 ‘08 Ford ExPLorEr LTd. 4x4, 4.6, aT, daC, naV, Hs, 3rd sEaT, dVd, 45K.
 ‘08 CHEVy iMPaLa ss, 5.3, aT, aC, TC, PLW, HTd. sEaTs, 6 disC, 30K.
 ‘08 Ford EsCaPE 4x4 xLT, 3.0, a, aC, TC, PLW, Mr, 6 disC, LEa., 86K.
                                                                                                                            to Spring                              Richland Veterinary Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Gene Hoy        Dr. Darrell Boettcher         Dr. Dustin Roth
 ‘08 Ford F250 CrEW 4x4 xLT, 6.4, a, aC, TC, PLW, Cd, 30K.
 ‘09 CadiLLaC EsCaLadE aWd, 6.2, uLTra Luxury, MoonrooF, naVigaTion, 42K.                                                    Forward                                 Sigourney Office                             Richland Office
       Come Take A Look At ALL Our New & Pre-Owned Vehicles!                                                                                                         421 East Jackson                             31392 Hwy. 78
        Brian Shaull, Sales Consultant: Cell - (319) 530-3859                                                               March 13                                   641-622-2940                                319-456-6321

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