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January 4, 2017


VOL. 127 NO. 1

First Baby Contest

begins for Prairie
Valley School District
Many prizes offered
for winning parents. . .

Who will be the first baby born in the Prairie
Valley School District in 2017? Whoever the little one
is, they sure are lucky! Not only do they get to be born
into one of the best communities anywhere, they will also
be receiving many gifts from Gowrie area businesses to
welcome them into the world!

To qualify for the basket of presents, the winning baby must have parents who reside in the Prairie
Valley School District. The exact time and date must be
certified by the attending physician in a short statement
and signed by the physician.

The letter of certification should then be mailed
to the Gowrie News, P.O. Box 473, Gowrie, IA, 50543.
Or the letter can be e-mailed to the Gowrie News at
gnews@wccta.net. The Gowrie News will give the parents a letter certifying that they are winners of the contest
and are entitled to all the prizes awarded by the sponsoring businesses.

That letter certifying the winners will be will
either be mailed or e-mailed to the winning parents or

A few prizes can be picked up at Hometown Tax
in Gowrie. For the other prizes the parents will be able to
get a certified letter stipulating that you are winners of
the First Baby Contest by calling the Gowrie News, 3523325, and it will be mailed or e-mailed to you. An information form will be given to parents of the first baby
and/or mailed or e-mailed.

Prizes donated by Gowrie and area merchants in
the 2017 First Baby Contest are: Farm & Town Insurance,
Security Savings Bank, Anderson Machinery, Gowrie
Tire Service, NAPA, Heartland Bank, Market Street Bar
& Grill, Dayton Rodeo Committee, Engquist Lumber, Swanson
Florist, WCCTA, POET, Iowa
Central Community College,
Gowrie Family Chiropractic
and Massage Therapy and
Gowrie News.

In temperatures of -18 a group of 50 local people traveled to the Vikings game on December 18 sponsored by the
G3G. Photo by Doug Johnson.

"Tech Time for Teachers" held

at Southeast Valley High School
Strategy to increase communication, collaboration,
critical thinking, and creativity...
By Tamara Hanson, Leadership Coordinator

In December, Travis Nuss,
Southeast Valley model teacher and
member of the technology PLC, initiated
Tech Time for Teachers at the high

Nuss led interested staff members in developing their technology
skills through trainings held before and
after school.

Tech Time was an idea
developed by the professional learning community (PLC) that focuses on

This PLC includes Travis
Nuss as well as Jacob Bruns, Mike
Conrad, Bethany Rippentrop-Nuss,
and Lisa Peterson. Tech Time was developed as a

strategy to increase teacher use of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the
use of technology. Use of
the 4 Cs was identified as an area needing
improvement at the high
school after reviewing
data from the Clarity survey.
Another survey will
be given to students, staff,
and parents in the Southeast Valley districts in the
Spring of 2017.

Digital literacy has
been identified as one of
Prairie Valley and Southeast Webster-Grands four
district goal areas.

During the first Tech Time, the staff members
spent time learning to put together classroom websites
through the free web service Weebly. While Mr. Nuss
led the session, other teachers who already utilized the
site were on hand to assist with the training.

These websites serve as a communication tool
between teachers and students as well as their parents.
The Weebly platform also offers an option of having
students create their own websites for classroom assignments.

In subsequent sessions, teachers were able
to further develop their websites as well as build upon
learning from a previous professional development day
about utilizing Google Classroom. A new tool called
GoFormative was also introduced. GoFormative is
a website that allows teachers to give formative
assessments to students
to determine what
their current needs
are. As the school
year progresses, more
technology tools will
be added to the teachers
skill lists.

Tech Time

Avoid cabin fever at the

Gowrie Public Library
Come join the fun. . .

The Winter months can dampen your spirits,
since most stay indoors to avoid the cold weather.

The Gowrie Public Library can brighten even
the coldest winter day with the exciting events that are on
their agenda.

Monday, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, one can
learn the tools to cope with Bullying and
encourage each other at the Bully Support Group which will meet from 6:30
p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come enjoy hot coffee and
color from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 10,
17, 24, and 31.

Bring out your crafty side on
Monday, January 16 from 1:30 p.m. to
3 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 30 from 1
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. One can experience
the joy of knitting and crochet.

Visit www.daytongowrienews.com for your local news...

January 4, 2017

~ Southeast Valley Drill Team ~


Many Webster County, area

residents could get tax credits

Healthcare.gov covers many local, area Iowans. . .

Shelby Hofbauer

Already, about 8.8 million Americans, and
42,595 Iowans, who buy health insurance through
HealthCare.gov receive tax credits that help make coverage more affordable. But about 12 million more Americans, including 109,000 Iowans, may also be eligible for
help during this Open Enrollment, but not know it. This
group includes:

Current HealthCare.gov consumers: 2,000 Iowa
consumers who didnt get tax credits last year could be
eligible for tax credits in 2017, even if their income remains the same, because financial assistance moves along
with rates. Thats 27 percent of currently unsubsidized
Iowa Marketplace consumers.

Off-Marketplace individual consumers: About
41,000 Iowans who currently pay full price for individual
coverage off-Marketplace could be eligible for tax credits if they purchase a 2017 plan through HealthCare.gov

The remaining uninsured: About 66,000 uninsured Iowans earn incomes indicating they, too, could be
eligible for financial assistance. Nationwide, 84 percent
of Marketplace-eligible uninsured Americans have incomes suggesting they are tax credit eligible.

In Iowa, 12,099 people have already signed up
for coverage in the first month of Open Enrollment, more
than last year at this time. But many more Iowans might
benefit from visiting HealthCare.gov before the December 15th deadline for January 1 coverage and checking
out their options for affordable, quality health insurance.

Affordable by design. The Marketplaces tax

credits are designed to keep pace with premium increases. This means that for many consumers already receiving tax credits, the value of that financial assistance will
increase this year to keep pace with the cost of coverage in their area. It also means that more individuals may
qualify for tax credits as premiums rise. For people eligible for financial assistance, the ACA specifies the share
of income the consumer is expected to contribute toward
health coverage. The tax credits make up the difference
between that amount and the actual cost of a consumers
benchmark (second-lowest-cost silver) plan.

For example, in 2017, a 27-year old in Iowa
making $25,000 per year will pay $142 per month to purchase the benchmark plan, almost exactly the same as in
2016. Thats because the 27-year old will, on average, get
a $166 tax credit 61 percent higher than in 2016.

Check out your options. The Marketplace is
open for business, and HHS is encouraging anyone who
might need coverage next year to visit HealthCare.gov
and check out their options before the December 15 deadline for coverage that starts January 1.

Millions of Americans could be surprised to find
out theyre eligible for financial assistance this year, even
if they werent last year, giving them affordable, quality
options to choose from. Visit HealthCare.gov to browse
and shop for quality, affordable health plans. More than
65 percent of current Iowa Marketplace consumers will
find plans for less than $75 per month, and the vast majority can save by coming back to actively shop instead of
waiting to be re-enrolled in their current plan.

The state-by-state tables below show the number of consumers nationally who could benefit in 2017
from the financial assistance Marketplace tax credits provide. If these consumers were to take advantage of the
help offered on HealthCare.gov, they could find affordable, quality options.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced
that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate
in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The announcement includes new CRP practices to protect water
quality and adds an additional 1.1 million acres targeted
to benefit wildlife, pollinators and wetlands.

The Conservation Reserve Program is an extremely popular voluntary program that offers producers
and landowners a wide variety of opportunities to prevent erosion, protect wildlife habitat and reduce nutrient
runoff, said Vilsack. With the program close to the legal enrollment limit of 24 million acres, USDA has been
working to use all of the tools at our disposal to maximize
benefits by combining multiple soil, water and wildlife
objectives in the areas where it is needed most.

Vilsack unveiled a new conservation initiative
known as Clean Lakes, Estuaries and Rivers (CLEAR),
which will add new tools to CRP that can help to improve
water quality. CLEAR will assist landowners with the
cost of building bioreactors and saturated buffers that filter nitrates and other nutrients from tile-drained cropland.

Early estimates indicate that CLEAR could help
to reduce nitrate runoff by as much as 40 percent over
traditional conservation methods. CLEAR may cover up
to 90 percent of the cost to install these new practices
through incentives and cost-share. These new methods
are especially important in areas where traditional buffers
have not been enough to prevent nutrients from reaching
bodies of water.

USDA will also add an additional 1.1 million
acres to a number of key CRP practices that are critically
important to wildlife and conservation. These include
700,000 acres for State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) efforts, which restore high-priority wildlife
habitat tailored to a specific states needs. In addition
to SAFE, 300,000 acres will be added to target wetlands
restoration that are natures water filters and 100,000
acres for pollinator habitat that support 30 percent of agricultural production.

The continued strong demand for CRP combined with the limited acreage available for enrollment
and lower land rental rates, allows USDA to modify certain program components without affecting the integrity
of the program. Signing incentives are being reduced
by $25 per acre on certain practices for fiscal year 2018
enrollments (incentives are currently between $100 and
$150 per acre) and a cap on the maximum soil rental rate
is being instituted for Continuous CRP at $300 per acre.
The savings from these changes are being reinvested
back in CRP, including the additional acres for SAFE,
pollinator habitat and wetlands restoration.

To learn more about FSAs conservation programs, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation or contact
your local FSA office. To find your local FSA office,
visit http://offices.usda.gov.

Make family
meetings, gatherings
routine all year long

More CRP acres added

for Iowa, US farmers;
new tool to cut nitrates

Santa made an appearance during the SV Dance show at

half time of the boys basketball game. Photos by Lisa Peterson.

Anna Hanson

Thursday, Jan 5
Gowrie Fire Dept., 7:00 p.m. at the fire station.
Sunday, Jan 8
GYC board, 5:00 p.m. at the skating rink.
Monday, Jan 9
Farnhamville City Council, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Gowrie Municipal Utilities Board, 4:30 p.m. at the
light plant.
Harcourt TOPS, 8:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran
Church Harcourt.
Tuesday, Jan 10
Farnhamville Senior Citizens (cards), 1:00 p.m.,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
American Legion Peterson Post #431 and Sons of the
American Legion, 6:30 p.m. social time and meal,
8:00 p.m. meeting, Gowrie Legion building.
Callender City Council, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center
Wednesday, Jan 11
Farnhamville Fire Dept., 7:30 p.m. at the fire station.
Gowrie Parks Board, 6:45 p.m. at the civic center.
To have the date and time of your organizations meeting listed here,
call the Gowrie News at 352-3325 or email us at gnews@wccta.net

As the new year arrives, families begin to think
about ways to improve communication. Malisa Rader,
an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human
sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a
routine all year long.

Weekly family meetings can help busy families
keep communication lines open, said Rader, who specializes in family life issues.

As children get older, their schedules get more
complicated. They juggle school, sports, afterschool activities and sometimes a part time job. Both children and
parents benefit from family meetings where they can
review all their schedules and reflect on their school or
work successes, Rader said.

Schedule the family meeting at a time when all
family members are available and not tired or otherwise
distracted. Keep the meeting brief and begin with family compliments or praise for each and every member of
the family. Celebrating family successes is important for
building continued self-confidence, Rader said.

The family meeting also is a place to learn problem solving skills. According to Rader, problem solving
is a protective factor that can be an asset in school or work
settings. Listening, taking turns talking and sharing, and
hearing other family members opinions are additional
benefits of planned family meetings.

If your family members seem to be arguing or
having trouble following household rules, your family
meeting can be a time to review the rules and talk about
how you all can hold each other accountable for complying, Rader said.

Delegating household chores is an ongoing need
for keeping a clean home, the extension specialist said.

During a family meeting, divide household
chores among family members. Make a job chart so your
children know they will have an opportunity to switch
duties from time to time, Rader said.

Family meetings also are a time to plan for fun,
Rader continued.

Spend some time discussing everyones ideas
for spending quality time together. Take turns letting
each person select an activity. If a suggested activity has
a financial cost, discuss the family budget and make a
group decision based on your family finances, Rader

Use the month of January to schedule your
weekly family meetings and begin this new year with
success and open communication, Rader said.

January 4, 2017


Paton Library has many

January acitivities set

Our Saviours Lutheran

Fellowship Coffee

Iowa author comes Jan. 12. . .

Sunday, January 8. . .

On January 12 come in and meet Iowa Author
Lyle Spencer at the Paton Library. Listen to him as he
talks about his two titles A Farmers Son: The First 18
Years and Struggles: The Early Adult Years.

Stay and ask him any questions you may have
about his experiences. His books are available to check
out at the Library. There will be refreshments available.

On January 19 it is still winter, and there will
be lots of snow. Come in for a winter story, make paper
snow flakes, eat a snack and play some games!

On January 26th come in and socialize while
you color in your favorite adult coloring books. You can
bring your own, or use one provided by the library. Refreshments will be available but anyone is welcome to
bring some from home to share.

Wednesday, January 4 Wednesday Night Supper & Sunday School will begin at 5:30 p.m. Confirmation will begin in the Fireside Room for Youth WNW at
6 p.m.

Saturday, January 7 Mens Group will begin in
the Fireside Room at 9 a.m.

Sunday, January 8 Worship will begin at 9:15
a.m. Fellowship coffee will begin at 10:15 a.m. Sunday
School will begin at 10:30 a.m. Adult Forum will begin
at 11 a.m. in the Fireside Room. We RO.C.K. meets at
church at 6 p.m.

Monday, January 9 Sewing Day will begin at 9
a.m. Council Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.,m. in the Fireside Room.

Tuesday, January 10 Sewing Day will meet at 9

Wednesday, January 11 Wednesday Supper &
Sunday School. Confirmation at the Parsonage will begin
at 6 p.m. Bible Study with Don Doolittle will begin at 7

51 Years Ago...

Mrs. Lavessa Baedke returned to her home on

Wednesday night last week after visiting with her brother
and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kim Cundiff at Laurens.
They spent Tuesday at West Okoboji at Millers Bay, ice

Mr. and Mrs. Al Youngquist and Mr. and Mrs.
Oscar Youngquist and Mr. and Mrs. Art Youngquist
spent Tuesday visiting their sister-in-law, Mrs. Pearl
Youngquist at Kiron, While there they also visited with
Mrs. Joyce Youngquist and Mrs. Alvin Winquist.

Mrs. Paul H. Anderson returned Sunday after
spending two weeks with her daughter. Mrs. Donald Curry, at Arlington, Texas and another week in Omaha with
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Huston,
who accompanied her on her return trip home.

The So-Web-Co Floral group met Friday afternoon, January 8, at the Town Hall. Mrs. Mae Larson
was chosen as chairman for the group, and Mrs. Opal Anderson was elected chairman of the Civic Development
of Callender.

A meeting for Plans of Civic Development for
Callender will be held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, at
1:30 p.m. Members of the Booster Club are also invited.
The meeting will be held at the Town Hall.

Tuesday afternoon, February 8, at 1:30 p.m. the
group will meet at the Town Hall to enjoy colored slides
showing Basic Flower Arranging. This meeting is open
to the public.

Everett Field, Ella Peterson and Frances Pearson accompanied Mrs. J. J. Field to her home at Manly,
Iowa, last Monday, Mrs. Field had spent the holidays
with relatives in Callender.

Mrs. G. R. Peterson, who has been staying
near Rockwell City with her son, Floyd Peterson, since
his surgery at Rochester, was home over Sunday,. She
returned Monday afternoon to stay at her sons home.

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Rasmussen were Sunday
dinner guest in the Harold Rasmussen home.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Jochimsen returned Saturday morning after a trip to California, where they visited Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Naylor at Los Angeles. They
also saw Hazel Dolder, the Charles Freeds, Mr. and Mrs.
Adam Weber, as well as many others.

Not too many months ago health official were
concerned about the thousands of injuries to operators of gasoline-powered rotary lawn mowers. Now
that winter is here there is a new hazard, the mechanical snow removal equipment for home us.

These machines, both power driven and propelled types, have whirling discs and sharp blades
that dig into and shop up the snow before expelling it
through a chute. Compared to the old fashioned snow
shovel these mechanical marvels can save much time
and energy, easing the strain on a persons heart and

They can also lose the operator several fingers
and toes if hands or feet are used to clear the blades
or chute of wet snow., pebbles and other obstructions.
And since this equipment, like the power lawn mower,
can pick up and eject loose grave, twigs, small stones
and various sharp objects, there is the danger that by
standers and passers-by may be hit and seriously injured.

A safety wise operator of mechanical snow removal equipment will always shut off the engine before
adjusting it or clearing the chute. He will clear the chute
with a firm stick or thin metal rod. He will not permit

Members of the SV Pep Band, Vanessa Scott and
Todd Hamilton keep the crowd pumped up during the basketball game in Gowrie. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

children in either the path of the moving machine of the

snow stream. He will not stand in front of the machine
when its motor is running, and he will carefully observe
all safety rules for the use and storage of its fuels.

41 Years Ago...

Six High school seniors from this immediate
area have been named State of Iowa Scholars for 1975 by
the Iowa Higher Education Facilities Commission.

They are Roger L. Carlon, James E. Fevold,
Lisa Jansa, and Daniel R. Rasmussen, all of Gowrie, and
Douglas D. Eliason and Joan Palmquist, Harcourt.

A total of 2,600 were selected from the 5,220
applicants on the basis of high school class rank and
American College Test (ACT) scores.

Each State Scholar will receive a certificate of
achievement and depending upon their financial needs
and revenues available will be offered an award of up
to $610 toward their tuition and fees at an institution of
higher learning in Iowa.

Guests Sunday afternoon in the Bob Johnson
home were Mr. and Mrs. Phil Clutter, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, and Miss Vicki Thomas. Ice Cream and birthday
cake were enjoyed honoring the birthdays of Roberta
Johnson on January 5 and Allen Johnson on January 8th.

Mr. and Mrs.. Frank Pohl and family of Fort
Dodge and Mr. and Mrs. Don Roosa and family of Lehigh
were guest Sunday for belated Christmas dinner in the Joseph Pohl home.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kopecky took their son,
Pfc. Reggie L. Kopecky to Des Moines on Monday where
he left by plane for Camp Lejeune North Caroline. He
will be stationed there in the U. S. Marines. Pfc,Kopecky
had spent the past three weeks on leave with his family.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dohrman and family of
Minnetonka, Minnesota were visitors over the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernes Dohrman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Christopher of Fort
Dodge were Sunday guest in the home of Mrs. Alma
Roseke. Their daughter, Jill accompanied them home after spending four days with her grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lundgren were weekend
guest in the home of their son-in-law and daughter. Staff
Sgt. and Mrs. Bill Johnson in Bellevue, Nebraska.

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Wednesday, Jan 4 - Pork Loin, Baked Potato, Cooked Cabbage & Onions,
Cook's Fruit Bar, Tomato Juice
Thursday, Jan 5 - Taco Soup, Tortilla Chips, Lettuce Salad, Applesauce Jello
Friday, Jan 6 - Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Cranberry Brussel
Sprouts, Cinnamon Applesauce
Monday, Jan 9 - Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, Broccoli, Cranberry Pear Crisp, OJ
Tuesday, Jan 10 - Crunchy Baked Fish, Tartar Sauce, Sweet Potato, Creamed
Peas, Orange/Banana/Pinneapple, Tomato Juice
Wednesday, Jan 11 - Swedish Meatballs, Baked Potato w/ Sour Cream, Harvard Beets, Mixed Fruit

January 4, 2017


Remembering Christmas
from years ago. . .

In northern Wisconsin growing up with two other brothers, I remember so many things about Christmas
there in Ladysmith, WI.

We had our Christmas program at St. Johns
Lutheran Church. The grade school children sang many
hymns. I remember reciting John 3:16 at one program.

After the Christmas program at church, all children were given a brown paper bag and inside there were
hard tack candy, a popcorn ball, tootsie rolls, an apple
or orange, and a few other goodies. We really cherished
these gifts at church. We usually rehearsed these church
Christmas programs on Saturdays as I recall.

At home we started our Christmas preparations
by cutting down a Christmas tree. We didnt even know
artificial trees existed.

I always enjoyed the spruce scent that filled our
living room. We watered our tree. It always seemed
to last for at least a month and we took the tree down in
early January as needles were starting to drop off the tree.

Decorating the tree took some time, but it was
always fun. We used a lot of tinsel of the tree, and we
didnt allow the hanging tinsel to drape over branches
below. The tree shimmered with the shiny tinsel decorations. Lights and bulbs were added of course.

Many presents were under the tree several days
before Christmas. This definitely gave us some anticipation for Christmas morning when we opened our presents.

On Christmas Eve we were often with other
family members at my grandparents farm home in rural Ladysmith, about a half mile north of the Thornapple
River and five miles north of Ladysmith. My aunts, uncles and their families got together. The fireplace always
had a real fire and I remember listening to the many stories related by the adult family members.

Grandma and Grandpa didnt have indoor
plumbing at their farm home. So we went outdoors to
the outdoor biff where there was the Montgomery Ward

There was always snow on the ground at Christmas, often a foot of snow or more. And we were building
forts in the snow as kids.

In Ladysmith, population about 3,950, we had
Ditmansons Department store (three stories high); four
hardware stores, two dime stores, two drugstores, two
jewerly stores, six grocery stores, and much more. Three
grocery stores were neighborhood grocery stores.

So my parents had plenty of stores right in town
where they could buy gifts. That was good since Eau
Claire was 60 miles away, and Rice Lake was about 45
(the only two major cities where there were major retail

There was a Pennys store in Ladysmith and
several clothing stores. I recall that messages were sent
from checkout clerks to bookkeepers on the second level
via a wire, pully system. It was probably high tech at
the time.

Ken Blunk, #14 for the Jaguars, drives around the
West Bend-Mallard defense Tuesday evening, Dec. 20, in
Gowrie. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Mary Elizabeth Lind, 86

Mary Elizabeth Lind, the daughter of Ralph and
Olive Peterson was born December 25, 1930 in Dayton,
Iowa and departed this life on December 23, 2016 at the
Gowrie Care Center in Gowrie, Iowa. She lived her life
to the age of 85 years.

She grew up on a farm south of Dayton, Iowa
and married Wayne Lind in 1946 and they lived in Dayton and Clear Lake before settling in Gowrie in 1953. In
this marriage, three children were born, Elizabeth, Judith
and Michael. Elizabeth and Judith both died near child
birth. The couple divorced in 1971 and Mary remained in
Gowrie. Mary worked as a legal secretary at The Johnson
Law Firms location in Gowrie for 30 plus years and was
an officer in the Iowa Association of Legal Assistants.
She also worked at the bank in Gowrie, worked as a volunteer for the Lost Grove Township precinct, was President of the Theta Xi Mu chapter mothers group, was an
active in the choir, council and WELCA at Zion Lutheran
Church in Gowrie. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing,
gardening, working around her house and corresponding
with her lifelong pen pal from England, Wendy Cowperthwaite. She too felt special joy in participating in the
large Peterson and Skoglund reunions and spending time
with her two grandsons, Joseph and Alex.

She is survived by her son, Mike (Karen) Lind
of Roswell, Georgia; grandchildren, Joseph Lind, Alex
Lind; her brother, Ron (Joan) Peterson and her sister,
Carol Gaskill. She is preceded in death by her parents
and two daughters.

Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie,
with Pastor James Davis officiating. Private family burial
will be at the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation was held at
12:00 Noon Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Church until
service time. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran
Church, P.O. Box 63, Gowrie, IA 50543. Palmer Funeral
Home, Gowrie is in charge of arrangements

Area man dies

from fall at Ledges
State Park Jan. 1
Area hikes on New Years
day at local State Parks. . .

A 63-year-old Ames man died Sunday, Jan. 1
after a fall at Ledges State Park, south of Boone.

There were hikes organized at area state
parks on New Years Day including hikes at Dolliver
and Brushy Creek State Parks.

According to DNR officials, the man fell approximately 60 feet from an overlook off the Lost Lake
Trail at about 11:15 a.m. He was air-lifted out of the park
to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and was pronounced dead on arrival.

The man was part of an annual group hike event
at the park.

Investigation of the incident is ongoing and the
name of the individual is being withheld at this time,
pending notification of family.

It Pays to Advertise!

Opal Elmore, 88

Opal Elmore, 88, of Fort Dodge and formerly of

Gowrie, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the
Fort Dodge Villa Care Center.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Gowrie United Methodist Church,
with Pastor Shawn Roberts officiating. Burial followed
at the Paton Township Cemetery. Visitation was held at
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Palmer and Sons Funeral Home in Gowrie.
Opal is survived her son, Roy Elmore (Diane) of Fort
Dodge; grandchildren, Ben Elmore (Kristi) of Keystone,
Chris Elmore (Tiffany) of Callender, Monica Elmore
(fiance Dane Nealson) of Ames, Jon Elmore of Leavenworth, KS; and three great-grandchildren, Baileigh,
Aleigha, and Brody Elmore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and
Mabel Bradshaw; husband, Carl Elmore, Jr.; and siblings,
Varnal Bradshaw, Oris Bradshaw, Dallas Bradshaw, and
Zatha Loehr.
Opal G. Bradshaw was born in Dana, Iowa on July 4,
1928, and graduated from Burnside Consolidated School
on May 17, 1945. Following her education, she worked at
Quality Grocery Store & Post Office and Mossberg Hardware & Implement in Lanyon, and later at Production
Marketing Association and Cassiopo Grocery Store in
Fort Dodge. She was united in marriage to Carl Elmore,
Jr. on January 10, 1953 at the Lanyon Covenant Church.
The couple initially established their home in Fort Dodge
for 7 years, and then later Gowrie for 37 years. After Roy
was born, Opal was a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. In 1997, Opal and Carl retired in Fort Dodge and
later moved to the Villa Care Center in 2008. Opal was
a member of the Legion Auxiliary, Gowrie United Methodist Church, and the Kensington Club for over 25 years.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, canning, sewing, gardening, but more than anything, she loved her grandchildren,
and they were very special to her. She cared for them on
a regular basis as they grew and loved every minute. She
enjoyed taking them on trips, attending their various activities, and later on adored her great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be left at the discretion of the family.


Southeast Valley
Schedule of Events
Week of Jan 4th to Jan 11th

Thursday, J an 5
4:00 p.m. JH Girls Basketball vs. Madrid
4:00 p.m. JH Boys Basketball @ Madrid
6:00 p.m. B&G JV Basketball GAME - Southeast
Valley @ Glidden-Ralston
6:00 p.m. JV-Var Wrestling - West Central Valley,
Eagle Grove & Panorama @ Southeast Valley
Friday, Jan 6
4:00 p.m. JH Girls Basketball @ Ogden
4:15 p.m. JH Boys Basketball vs. Ogden
4:30 p.m. B JV Basketball GAME - Alta-Aurelia @
Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B&G V Bask GAME - Alta-Aurelia @
Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B JVR Bask GAME - Alta-Aurelia @
Southeast Valley
Saturday, Jan 7
NCIBA Honor Band @ ICCC
9:00 a.m. B JV Wrestling OGDEN INVITATIONAL
10:00 a.m. B V Wrestling ST. EDMOND
Monday, Jan 9
PVES - NO AM Preschool
4:00 p.m. JH Girls Basketball @ Barnum
4:00 p.m. JH Boys Basketball vs. Manson NWW
4:30 p.m. B&G JV Basketball GAME - RolandStory @ Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B&G V Basketball GAME - RolandStory @ Southeast Valley
6:00 p.m. B JVR Basketball GAME - Roland-Story
@ Southeast Valley
Tuesday, Jan 10
4:00 p.m. JH Boys Basketball B Teams
4:00 p.m. B&G JV Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ Clarion-Goldfield
4:00 p.m. JH Girls Basketball @ Lake View
6:00 p.m. B&G V Bask GAME - Southeast Valley
@ Clarion-Goldfield
Wednesday, Jan 11
SVHS Tri-M Induction
SWG Bus Driver Inservice
*Schedule is pulled from the SV website for your convenience*
***Schedules are subject to change at anytime***

Zion Lutheran Church

Womens Bible Study

Thursday, Jan. 5. . .

Wednesday, January 4 Youth Bells will meet at

4 p.m. Confirmation Class will begin at 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 5 Womens Bible Study will
meet at 9 a.m.

Saturday, January 7 Worship will begin at 5

Sunday, January 8 Choir Rehearsal will begin at
9:15 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship
will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 11 Youth Bells will meet
at 4 p.m. Confirmation Class will begin at 7 p.m. Vesper
Ringers will begin at 7 p.m.








Laurie Adam, Rick Reed
Tyson Gutshall, Tonya Harrison
Randy Naeve, Paul Wolf
Joy collier, Dawn Naffziger
Roger Schoeberlein, Landon Vote
Roberta Seil, Treyton Swanberg
Kaylah Brandel, Marvin Coon
Adam Towle
Cassidy Carstens, Kimberly Kopecky
Paul Lusmann
Allen Johnson, Rita Kail
Norman Peterson
Chyann Hicks, Chloe Hicks
Kyle Wooters
Chrissy Willison
Larry Nolte

5- Jan

Dan and Janet Bird;
Dallas and Mary Thomas.

Down Memory Lane

January 4, 2017




Were they the good old days?

The other day something triggered some past
memories and they became quite random. One of those
memories was National Geographic Magazine. Boxholm
High had a subscription. Each new issue was placed on
the back table in the high school assembly hall. Our curiosity led us to it as we would wonder what far off places
in this world had been visited and would there be photographs of natives in minimum state of dress and with
ear, nose, face rings, stretched lobes, body paintings and
sculpturing. How weird could people get and think of it
as beauty?

Today it seems quite commonplace to walk
down our city streets or frequent our businesses and other places and see piercings on various body parts, lobes
stretched, and pictures and symbols and sayings appearing on visible and probably invisible body parts. Are we
less fascinated by those in far off remote place people
since body markings have become so commonplace
and acceptable in our own society? Probably. I know I
am not a fan of excess piercings or tattooing but I admit to
loving a number of people who possess them. How many
great grandmas are rolling in their graves?

I suppose we had our fads too. As a freshman
in high school I followed the leader and for Christmas
asked for a specific pair of gold earrings I had seen in a Ft.
Dodge Jewelers window plus getting the lobe piercing to
accommodate them. Even tho my parents, particularly
Dad, were not crazy about the idea, I got the present and a
trip was made to Ogden to a doctors office for the piercing. And while I took care of them and cleaned them and
used the peroxide they still got infected but I didnt give
up and to this day am still placing earrings in those now a
bit stretched holes. In fact I have a second set just above
them. Thats enough piercings for me. I can remember
back with the originals my Dad saying why didnt I just
go ahead and get my nose wrung like a hog and Id be
all set. He didnt live long enough to see people actually
doing that and I am glad.

When in high school my Pastor of the Methodist
church in Boxholm, Ol E. Olson, held leather working
classes at the church on a weekday afternoon. I would
drop in after school and did make a couple things. He
only charged for the leather and lacing, etc. I couldnt afford much but did make a patchwork billfold as a Christmas present for Mom and a dog collar. Yes, a dog collar, but it wasnt for my dog. It was for me. It was a
short lived fad and I did wear it a few times but have
never been comfortable with anything that close around
my neck, including turtle neck sweaters or choker type
jewelry. So, should we really make fun of or criticize our
todays youth if it isnt actually obscene?

Remembering Ol E. Olson, he and Bernice were
a childless couple but they liked doing things with youth.
I dont remember where we were going but some of us
young people had met at the parsonage on a wintery Saturday morning to take a jaunt somewhere. Ol E. had gone
to the basement for something and Bernice called to him,
Olaf, throw up my overshoes. He replied in his very
Swedish accent, Why? I didnt swallow them. He did
have a sense of humor too.

Christmas has now been and gone but it brought
another memory. Do you remember the aluminum trees?
And if you were really with it you got the color wheel
which was shined on the tree so it reflected moving colors. Out family never had one. It wasnt our thing. In
fact a REAL tree was our thing for years but later, with
apartment living and fire laws, I have had fake ones
and like that. My aunt and uncle had a farm sale several
years ago and while they were preparing did some storage
cleaning resulting in an ancient aluminum tree (still in
very good condition) being auctioned.

My aunt was in the kitchen where some of us
were just gabbing when her teenage granddaughter came
in saying, Grandma, can you believe it? That old aluminum tree (not a large one) sold and for $______ . I dont
remember the amount but we all thought it was ridiculous
but it was probably purchased by one of those antique
dealers who knew he/she could get still more. People are

I have mentioned I cant afford the new trend
in toys and electronics for even young children. I do remember buying my older grandsons Transformers, the
toy that might look like a car and made so it could be
transformed into a person representative. In fact over
the few years of their popularity I probably gave them
several as they were sturdy yet not priced beyond a
grandmas pocketbook.

A while back Joe said that he wished he had kept
them, didnt know what happened to them but theyd be
worth some big bucks now if in good condition. How
are we to know? One day about two/three weeks before Christmas I found on the internet a reference to a
toy called Hatchlings but it wouldnt be on market in

time for Christmas. There were to be several -- Pengualas, Draggles, Owliones, Burtles, Bearakeets which
would stay safely tucked inside their eggs till the New
year. I was a bit curious and then found another, apparently along the same vein, called Fuzzy Wonderz and
the ad went on I am ready to be your new fuzzy best
friend, can crack out of my shell and am ready to play.
It showed a little girl cuddling one of these friends and
saying, Sing me a song. The price - $59.99 OUCH!

Times have certainly changed since I could go
to Kresges and Woolworths and get my children a fun
toy for a few bucks or to Walmart and get the grandkids
Transformers for less than $20.00. This grandmas just
not with it any more so they received the box of candy
with the envelope and the green stuff inside. What
will another year bring? New and exciting, electronic
and pricey things Im sure. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Webster County
Extension sets meeting
for Cow-Calf producers
Feb. 1 in Fort Dodge. . .

Cow-calf producers who want to learn more
about improving returns from their enterprise are invited
to attend any in a series of strategy-focused workshops
in early 2017 hosted by the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach.

One session will be held at the Webster County
Extension office in Fort Dodge on Feb. 1 from 1:003:30 pm. with the Webster County Cattlemen providing
snacks. The session will include information about feeding, including grazing harvest residue, cover crops and
alternative feeds.

Extension Beef Specialists will discuss controlling feed waste, formulating balanced rations, winter
supplementation, and other cost-controlling management

Russ Euken Extension Beef Specialist says
Annual cow costs are projected to be more than $800,
and up to 45 percent higher than in 2010 before drought
conditions impacted the U.S., he said. Because winter
feed costs are one of the largest expenses, reducing feed
cost while maintaining cow productivity is key for producers to achieve good returns.

Revenue enhancement ideas to be shared involves research that investigated factors affecting feeder
calf price and how changes in marketing timing may affect income. Other long-term strategies that improve revenue such as changes in the breeding program and how to
shorten the calving season will also be discussed.

In addition to the Fort Dodge location meetings
will be held in Hampton on Jan. 18 and Ames on Feb.
22. For more information on the meeting or other locations contact Russ Euken ISU Extension Beef Specialist
at 641-923-2856 email reuken@iastate.edu or contact the
Webster County Extension office 515-576-2119.

The Incomparable Christ

No person has had more impact on history than

Jesus Christ. It is undeniable that He lived and walked
in the land of Judea and Israel over 2000 years ago. But
who is He? He is the visible image of the invisible God.
He is God in a human body. You want to know what God
is like? Look at Jesus. The fullness of God dwells in
Him. He is the Creator of all creation. He holds all creation together. It is His masterpiece Creation that reveals
the greatness of God.

He is the Savior who died for our sins. He came
to reconcile us with God. Once you know who He is, you
have choice a decision to make. Its the biggest decision you will ever make. The decision to trust Him as
your Savior and Lord or to reject Him. Which will it be?
Who is Jesus? The Bible is clear on this point but the
important thing for you is, do you believe it?

Prayer: Lord, help us make the wise decision
now in this new year and believe in You. The benefits
are many and the peace is indescribable. In Jesus Holy
Name, Amen.

January 4, 2017


is giving away

two tickets

to the 2015
Dayton Rodeo
for a relaxing
night out for the
new parents!


January 4, 2017

New Service for

Women Offered at
McCrary Rost Clinic

Women seeking solutions to birth control now
have another option locally. Seven medical providers
with Stewart Memorial Community Hospital were recently trained on administering the birth control implant
Nexplanon. The new service provided the answers when
Lake View resident Abbie Brooks sought advice from
the medical providers at McCrary Rost Clinic about birth

The busy 19 year old is a full-time student who
hopes to be acccepted into DMACCs nursing program.
She dreams of being a post partum nurse working with
new moms and babies. When she isnt studying, she is
working weekends. Even though she loves to work with
children and hopes to have a baby someday, Abbie says

McCraryRost Clinic continued on page 9...

Abbie Brooks (right) relied on the advice of physician assistant Megan Grodahl, (left) to help her find the
right birth control solution. Along with her partners at McCrary Rost Clinic in Lake City, Lake View, Rockwell City
and Gowrie, Danni Anderson, PA-C, Susan Hornback, DO,
Derek Duncan, DO, Stephanie Bellcock, ARNP-C, Tonja
Petersen-Anderson, ARNP-C, and Barb Weber, ARNP-C,
Megan is specially trained to insert the birth control implant Nexplanon. The highly effective birth control prevents
pregnancy for three years.

January 4, 2017

Ice fishing season under way

in Webster County, central Iowa


Minimum ice thickness is four inches. . .

Get a group of friends and/or family together,
bundle up and try ice fishing this winter. Ice fishing is a
fun, social winter activity best enjoyed as a group.

Anglers should note that the quality of ice over
parts of central and southeast Iowa has been reduced by
the unseasonably mild weather and Christmas Day thunderstorm. The impact was minimal on lakes and ponds in
southwest and across north Iowa.

With a central Iowa forecast filled with high
temperatures ranging from the middle 40s to middle 30s
and lows ranging from 30 to 20 degrees, anglers will
want to proceed with caution and pay attention to ice
conditions. Check the weekly DNR fishing report for ice
conditions across the state before going out.

At a minimum, four inches of clear blue ice is
recommended for fishing. Be especially careful on ice
around submerged trees and emergent vegetation, this ice
tends to be weaker. If the ice does not look right, find a
different spot.

Most Iowa lakes are full of bluegills, which are
the easiest and most often caught during the winter, said
Joe Larscheid, chief of fisheries for the Iowa Department
of Natural Resources.

Start with a no. 8 hook or a tear drop and tip it
with a wax worm. Drop the baited hook to the bottom of
the lake, then lift it back up about a foot.

Lakes in northern Iowa will have yellow perch
and walleye in addition to bluegills. In the south, crappies join bluegills. You catch an occasional catfish,
northern pike, largemouth bass, and other species, but not
as consistently, Larscheid said.

Use the DNRs online maps of the lake you
are going to fish to find edges of creek channels, fish
mounds, brush piles and rock piles that likely hold fish.
Printable maps and the online Fishing Atlas are available on the DNR website (www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/
Fishing-Maps). If you have previously bookmarked the
fishing atlas on your smartphone, update the link to the
new mobile friendly version at http://programs.iowadnr.
gov/maps/m/fishingatlas/ to view the latest features.

You can position yourself right over the habitat, place your bait and lure it front of the fish and can
catch a lot of fish per trip, said Larscheid.

Use small hooks, small bait and light fishing
line. Small jigging spoons are commonly used to catch

walleye and crappie. Drop your bait and leave it alone, or

slowly jig to attract the fish.

Ice conditions change constantly and its thickness can vary across the lake. Drill test holes near shore
and periodically as you move to measure the thickness
and quality of the ice. Dont go out alone and always let
someone else know where you will be and when you expect to return home. Carry about 50 feet of rope, a throwable floatation seat cushion and your cell phone.

Brushy CreekLake
ice at variable thickness

Man found dead

in Moorland field

Donald Preston, 51, Fort Dodge, was found

dead in a field near Moorland late last week.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
ruled the death as a homicide. The DCI is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the
Webster County Sheriffs Department at 573-1410 or
Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can
also be sent anonymously by texting LEC and the tip to


Don Williams Lake

frozen, area farm
ponds also frozen
Ice fishing begins soon. . .

Don Williams is completely froze over, but no
ice fishing had occurred as of Wednesday, Dec. 14th. Ice
fishing will likely begin soon. Check ice thickness often
when going out.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 14th farm ponds and
small lakes are froze over in central Iowa with 3 to 5
inches of ice. Larger lakes had variable conditions from 3
inches to large areas of open water. More fishing reports
will become available soon as anglers start getting out on
the ice. For information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers,
contact Andy Otting or Ben Dodd at 515-432-2823.

Crappie fishing good

at Don Williams Lake;
ice thick at Ada Hayden

The Southeast Valley Jaguars line up and prepare for
a free throw. Photo by Tara Erritt.

SV JH girls win;
get good performances

It was a great night of Basketball for the Southeast Valley JH Girls who played at Pomeroy vs PAC.
The 7th grade came away with a thrilling 20-19 victory
behind and outstanding team effort with Haley Welter
leading the way with 10 points.

The Jags received outstanding effort in the guard
court from the trio of Madison Doyle and Sadie Nelson
and Ryann Shipley and very dominate post play from
Kyleigh Erritt who chipped in 6 points.

The Jags also received outstanding bench play
from the duo of Carly Davis and Jayden Gardapee which
resulted in one heck of a team effort and hard fought victory. The 7th grade is now 3-3 on the season.

The 8th grade continued their solid play with a
39-27 victory with Sydney Carlson having the hot hand
with 14 points. The Jags received very solid guard play
from the trio of Emily Jaeschke, Chloe Hicks and Emily

The Jags also received solid post play from the
trio of Morgan Farnham, Brielle Haub and Riley Nelson.
The Jags also received quality minutes off the bench from
the duo of Addie Correll and Allison Bethel. The 8th
grade improves their record to 5-1 on the season.

Don Williams Lake--Black Crappie - Good:
There is some good crappie fishing to be had at Don Williams through the ice. Crappies are being caught on wax
worms or minnows. Target the mid-lake section at depths
of 15-25 feet, schools of crappie will come through suspended.

Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake (nearAmes)
--Rainbow Trout - Fair: As of Tuesday, Dec. 20th the
north portion of the lake had 7 inches of ice. Catch trout
from the fall stocking with spoons or jigs tipped with wax
worms. Trout tend to swim the perimeter in schools, so
fish depths of 5 to 15 feet deep just out from shore.

Brushy Creek Lake---Ice is still extremely variable on Brushy Creek Lake. Recent rainfall and warmer
temperatures over the holiday weekend have caused ice
conditions to deteriorate in some areas; thin ice or open
water may be present at near-shore inflows and even in
areas mid-lake.

Kyleigh Erritt, #30 grabs the rebound against the
Pocahontas Area defense on Monday, Dec. 19. Photo by
Tara Erritt.

Lehigh Valley Argus found

Worship Schedule accounts of unusual happenings


8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, 9:45 a.m. Fellowhip Coffee
9:15 a.m. Sunday Worhip
9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship
10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:30 a.m. Fellowhip
8:30 a.m. Worship; 9:40 a.m. Sunday School
9:00 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Worship; 11:00 a.m. Sunday School

Condensed story from August 13, 1900 Argus...

As we read through the Lehigh Valley Argus we
found accounts of unusual happenings, some of which are
presented in their original form. The following story is
condensed from the August 13, 1900 Argus.

The Snake is a fake

About 1883 -- a Dr. Fleming, claiming to be a
snake charmer, drifted into Lehigh by way of Deception
Hollow. He claimed to have tracked a huge snake until
it crawled into its hole in Deception Hollow. He had imprisoned the snake by driving stakes at the entrance, and
he was in search of men to help him bag his quarry. Fleming had previously confided with two teenagers, James
Bass and Emanuel Lowe, about the proposed fake. They
were delighted and anxious to help.

A party of farmers was organized and after
building a cage, they proceeded to the place where the
snake was imprisoned. The cage was set in place, and a
fire started to smoke our the reptile. After a short time,
and to the surprise of everyone, a twenty-foot snake
emerged and was captured.

The snake was exhibited at Dayton, which raided the ire of the good people of the little town. The town
council held a special meeting and decided unanimously

that the snake had to go.

So the thing was brought to Lehigh and exhibited. After a few days the snake catcher was arrested
on the testimony of a few people who claimed that the
snake was a fake. However, upon further investigation by
the town officials, it was found to be a very remarkable
snake and the catcher was released. Old timers said the
far of getting into the clutches of the horrible monster
prevented a close examination.

The fake snake was exhibited at Fort Dodge
where a fee was charged for one peep at the huge reptile.
It was later sold to a side show operator who exhibited it
throughout one season with considerable financial success.

This snake, made a rubber, coils and springs,
was so cleverly designed by Dr. Fleming, the operator
could maneuver it into such frightening positions that the
onlooker conjured up visions of being attacked by a hideous monster from some-unknown jungle.

The fake snake prompted done writer to say,
It brought as much notoriety to Lehigh as the Cardiff
Giant did to Fort Dodge.

January 4, 2017


McCrary Rost Clinic...

continued from page 7...

she just doesnt have the time to start a family right now.

She visited with advanced registered nurse
Stephanie Bellcock at the Lake View clinic. I explained
that Ive tried taking birth control pills and I hated that.
Taking pills makes me gag, and I didnt always remember to take the pill at the same time every day.

Next, she tried the patch, a small, square patch
that looks like a plastic bandage. It sticks to the skin and
gradually releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. It is
replaced once per week. However, Abbie experienced
side effects. I had horrible headaches with the patch. I
experiemented with wearing it for different lengths of
time. It stopped my menstrual cycle, but it caused a discharge, she says.

Friends and family recommended she talk to her
medical provider about a birth control implant. Stephanie
explained how Nexplanon works. It is a flexible plastic
rod, about the size of a matchstick, that releases a progestin hormone for up to three years. The hormone stops the
yrelease of an egg from the ovary, thickens the mucus in
rthe cervix, and changes the lining of the uterus. It is inserted by a specially trained professional in a minor surdgical procedure just under the skin of the inner side of the
nupper arm. While it must be removed after three years,
ma new implant can be inserted if continued birth control
is desired. Highly effective, less than one pregnancy ocycurred per 100 women who use Nexplanon for one year.
hIt has a higher rate of protection than the pill, the patch or

Because Stephanie was preparing for maternity
leave, she referred Abbie to one of her McCrary Rost
Clinic partners, certified physician assistant Megan Grodahl. Abbie met with Megan for a birth control consult.
yWe discussed the pros and cons of the different types of
birth control, explains Megan. In many consults, if the
patient chooses Nexplanon, we are able to do the procedure the very same day, depending on my schedule and
mthe patients current form of birth control.
Megan adds, I recommend the implant to many
of my patients because it is highly effective and patients
seem to report fewer side effects when compared to other
birth control options. Similar to other progestin-only options, Nexplanons most common side effect is a change



in your normal menstrual bleeding pattern, whether that

be irregular bleeding or complete absence of bleeding
while in use. However, Nexplanon proves to be superior
as patients report significantly less weight gain and much
quicker return in fertility, especially when compared to
Depo-Provera, the injection. Other reported side effects
include headache, acne, depressed mood, redness or
bruising of the insertion site, or the site may be tender for
24 hours. Another unique perk to Nexplanon is that you
are protected against unwanted pregnancy for three years
making it the only other long acting reversible birth control option next to the IUD, intrauterine device, a more
invasive implant.

Abbie says, Megan explained the procedure so
I knew exactly what to expect when I scheduled it. First
she cleaned and numbed my upper arm. She measured
the distance very specifically. Then she used a special syringe to insert the implant. I felt some pressure during the
procedure, but it was painless and very easy.

While the implant can be removed at any time
by a medical professional, Abbie is confident shes found
the right solution. She declares, Ive experienced no side
effects. Ive had no problems whatsoever - no headaches
or cramps. Its a relief to know my future is protected and
I dont have to worry.

To learn more about the services offered at
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, log onto our
website at www.stewartmemorial.org.

First United Church

Farnhamville and Somers

Your Local

Rochelle Guess,
Adam Swisher, DO
Kari Swisher, ARNP-C
Hours: Monday-Friday
1800 Main, Gowrie, Iowa

Phone 352-3891

After Hours: 1-800-262-2614

Childrens Bell Choir Jan. 4. . .

Monday, January 2 there will be no afternoon
Bible Study in Somers.

Tuesday, January 3 Somers Bible Study at Dan
& Colleen Goodwins Home will begin at 7 p.m. All are
welcome to attend.

Wednesday, January 4 Lunch Bunch will meet
in Farnhamville from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Childrens Bell
Choir will begin at 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

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December 13, 2016

The Callender City Council Meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
by Mayor Randy Hanson. Present: N. Martens, W. Martens, K. Jondle and
K. Simonson, and D. Lee.

Will use a new timesheet that shows the time in each day and the
time out each day which will be kept in City Hall. This will help track the
productivity of the maintenance department. Work orders will be used,
new timecards and a weekly maintenance sheet will be used. The
maintenance sheet will show if work was done in the water, sewer, park,
etc. All work orders will be turned in when they are completed at the end
of the day. The weekly maintenance sheet will be turned in every Friday.
The work orders and maintenance sheet will have to add up to his 40 hours
each week.

Work orders will be used for all projects that will show all the parts that
were used and how long it took to complete the project.

To review the job description to see where it states maintenance gets
an hour paid lunch for being on call.

After 8 hours of moving snow his work day will be completed. If more
time is needed he will need to have prior approval from Mayor or Mayor
Pro Tem.

Mileage log will be completed for any trips out of town. Any trip out of
town will need to have prior approval from Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem.

Verbal warning was issued for maintenance worker.

Hard hat area will now be at the pump house with notices posted.
Due to workmans compensation claim on 12/12/16.

Motion by K. Simonson, Second by W. Martens to adjourn the
meeting at 6:20 p.m. MC
Kate Peterson City Clerk

Randy Hanson Mayor :

December 13, 2016

The Callender City Council Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
by Mayor Randy Hanson. Present: N. Martens, D. Lee, K. Jondle, W.
Martens and K. Simonson.

Shirley Helgevold, MIDAS, provided an update on the CDBG
After some of the work has been completed then
perhaps have a public hearing to ask and answer questions that the public
may have.

Concerned citizens asked that electrical work be completed ASAP.
An ongoing project that was to be completed by Oct 1st still hasnt been
completed. Mayor to contact city electrician to find the status of the work
completion date.

Motion by K. Simonson, Second by N. Martens to approve the
Consent Agenda, Departmental City Council Meeting Minutes 11/8/16,
City Council Meeting Minutes 11/8/16, Special Council Meeting Minutes
11/29/16, AP Claims/Payable November 2016, Financial Report Bundle
November 2016. All Ayes, MC

Motion by K. Simonson, Seconded by D. Lee to approve Agenda. All
Ayes MC.

Motion by W. Martens, Second by K. Jondle to approve the Technical
Services for a Community Development Block Grant Housing Program. All
Ayes MC.

Motion by N. Martens, Second by D. Lee to approve CDBG
reimbursement request one. All Ayes MC.

Storm sewer project. This project is now completed. Motion by
N. Martens, Seconded by K. Jondle to approve Pay Estimate No 4 Final
$8829.41 to Hurst and Sons. All ayes MC.

Had a few trees that were damaged with the Storm Sewer Project will
notify Lance.

Motion by N. Martens, Seconded by W. Martens, to approve
Certificate of Completion for the work that has been completed to Hurst
and Sons.

Motion by K. Simonson, Seconded by D. Lee to no longer be a part of
the MMTG - Midwest Municipal Transmission Group.

Motion by K. Simonson, Seconded by N. Martens for Bill Kahl to
complete tile work by the post office and 2 drains by Agnes Ave. The work
not to exceed $1800.

At this time the council will not be forgiving any late fees.

Woodruff Electric is working to help us to complete the Arch Flash
study. Should have an update by the first of the year.
Motion by K. Simonson, Seconded by K. Jondle to pay Dues in amount of
$225.00 to Iowa Rural Water Association.

Regular Council Meeting will be changed to 1/3/17 rather than
IPERS 976.84


59,598.49 250716.08

Motion by K. Jondle, Seconed by N. Martens to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.
All Ayes. MC
Randy Hanson - Mayor
Kate Peterson - City Clerk

It Pays to Advertise!

Check out the Patron

Picks at Gowrie Library
Really good read books...

Patron Picks is a new concept at Gowrie Library.
Many of our books make for a really good read and we
would like to list those that are very good, suspenseful,
funny or informative. If you especially enjoyed a book,
please let us know. We would be glad to add it to our Patron Picks list and recommend it to others.

So far the recommended books are: Crippled America, by Donald Trump - A look at the state of the world
right now. Its a terrible mess. There has never been a more
dangerous time.

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah - In love we
find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we

A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah Maas - When
nineteen year old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods,
a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution.

Gitchie Girl, by Phil & Sandy Hamman - Suspense
and drama describe this book as you are taken through
a real life crime in Gitchie Manitou State Park in Lyon
County, northwest Iowa. From start to finish you will be
on the edge of your seat and afraid to turn off the lights at

Jackson Housken gets a fast break for the Jaguars.
Photo by Lisa Peterson.

City Of Gowrie
Public Hearing
January 16, 2016
7:00 P.M.
At The Gowrie Civic/Community Center
1. Second reading of Ordinance No. 238 An Ordinance Amending the
Code of Ordinances of the City of Gowrie, Iowa, By Amending Provisions
Pertaining to the Library Board of Trustees
2. Possible waiving of Third reading of Ordinance No. 238
3. Approve Fiscal Year 2016 Amended Budget

CITY OF GOWRIE - Amendment of City Budget

Form 653.C1
The City Council of
will meet at

7:00 PM

County, Iowa


,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30,


by changing estimates of revenue and expenditure appropriations in the following programs for the reasons
given. Additional detail is available at the city clerk's office showing revenues and expenditures by fund type
and by activity.
Total Budget
as certified
or last amended

Total Budget
after Current


Revenues & Other Financing Sources

Taxes Levied on Property
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year





Net Current Property Taxes

Delinquent Property Taxes
TIF Revenues
Other City Taxes





Licenses & Permits

Use of Money and Property
Charges for Services
Special Assessments
Other Financing Sources
Tranfers In
Total Revenues and Other Sources





Expenditures & Other Financing Uses

Public Safety
Public Works
Health and Social Services
Culture and Recreation





Community and Economic Development

General Government





Debt Service
Capital Projects
Total Government Activities Expenditures
Business Type / Enterprises





Total Gov Activities & Business Expenditures

Transfers Out
Total Expenditures/Transfers Out





Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over

(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out for Fiscal Year





Beginning Fund Balance July 1

Ending Fund Balance June 30





Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates, appropriations, or available cash:

There will be no increase in tax levies to be paid in the current fiscal year named above. Any increase in
expenditures set out above will be met from the increased non-property tax revenues and cash balances not
budgeted or considered in this current budget. This will provide for a balanced budget.

City Clerk/Finance Officer

January 4, 2017



Display your items at the

Gowrie Public library

Display your collectables at the library in our
lighted, lockable display case for a few days or a few
weeks. Be proud of them and share with others. They can
be Disney or Hummel figures, an egg beater collection,
dolls, elephants, a collection of shot glasses, tea pots or
cups or penguins. Anything you collect no matter how
commonplace, odd or unique. Now on display on angel
statues and still room for a few more items.

Opera star Simon Estes visited Centervilles Second Baptist Church, where he started singing as a boy, with video
producer Nick Renkoski of the Des Moines-based marketing firm Happy Medium.

New #NotToBrag campaign brags

about Iowa art, history, film, culture
Iowans asked to share their brag. . .

Not to brag, but the Iowa Department of Cultural
Affairs launched a new campaign Friday that showcases
Iowa and asks Iowans to share their best stories about the
states art, history, film and culture.

The #NotToBrag campaign kicked off with a
two-and-a-half minute video featuring a few famous and
not-so-famous Iowans talking about the people, places
and points of pride that define our state, including Norman Borlaug, Grant Wood, Simon Estes, Frank Lloyd
Wrights hotel in Mason City, the Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa State Universitys invention of the digital
computer, and much more. In less than 48 hours, the new
video racked up more than 100,000 views on Facebook.

Weve had so many conversations with Iowans
across the state, and its clear that towns across the map
have too many of their own best-kept secrets, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie said.
This campaign gives them a chance to share those stories online in a significant way. It gives them a license to

The new campaign will feature a series of videos
produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs that brag
about milestones, accomplishments and achievements related to Iowa culture. So Iowans are encouraged to create
and post their own Not to Brag videos and post them
online with the campaign hashtag: #NotToBrag. No topic
is too big, small or unusual.

The campaign rolls out in conjunction with the

states 170th birthday, on Dec. 28, and aims to unlock the

knowledge of Iowans and the DCA staff, engaging the
entire state through the stories we share in common and
building partnerships between the department, communities, organizations and individual Iowans.

So, Iowa, whats your brag? Go ahead and post
a photo, video or just a simple note online with the campaign hashtag. #NotToBrag, but this might go viral.

ISU Extension sponsored. . .

Mel Andringa visited Grant Woods Cedar Rapids studio with video producer Nick Renkoski of the Des
Moines-based marketing firm Happy Medium.

AJ, Kellie Blair, Dayton, receive 2016

Environmenal Stewardship Award
Iowa Cattlemens Association Award. . .

The Iowa Cattlemens Association has named
AJ and Kellie Blair, Dayton, as winners of the 2016 Iowa
Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).
The Blairs show a dedication to the environment on their
modern, diversified livestock farm, and have added cattle
to the farm because of the conservation benefits they have
to offer.

AJ and Kellie are now the 4th generation on the
Blair family farm and their children, Wyatt and Charlotte,
are the fifth. In 2010, they brought cattle back to the farm
with a 400 head monoslope finishing barn and in 2014,
they began building a herd of SimAngus cows, as well.

The Blairs have a holistic, systems approach
to reaching their goals, building on improvements until
the entire process makes sense from a farm management,
environmental and financial standpoint. Its a long-term
process. Every year we do a little more. Its hard to know
what components are helping with the year to year variables we face, but we try to make changes that will be a
benefit in the long-run, explains Kellie.

Every aspect of the Blair farm works in more
than one way to improve the farm, grow more food more
efficiently, and help maintain profitability even in tough
times. For example, cover crops are used on the farm for
soil health, water quality, and grazing cattle.

The monoslope barn provides another income
stream, utilizes corn and soybean residue as bedding, and
provides natural fertilizer for the fields. The corn crop is

Crop Advantage
series Jan. 18
in Fort Dodge

used for earlage, and wet corn and ethanol co-products

are part of the feed rations.

Often times, it seems as though increased sustainability can decrease profitability. But the system the
Blairs have worked out is intended to increase both factors. As AJ explains, Production agriculture is a business. You have to make enough money to farm again next
year. The hard truth is that farmers dont care about soil
health or water quality if they cant afford to farm again
the next season. So true sustainability means that you are
making a profit.

We do a lot of enterprise budgeting and in that
process you find yourself questioning why you are creating each expense and whether its really necessary. And
for us, conservation sits right on the table with the numbers.

The Environmental Stewardship Awards Program is supported by the Iowa Cattlemens Foundation,
National Cattlemens Foundation, Dow AgroSciences,
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service, and
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Crop Advantage Series Will Bring Latest Research, Crop Production Information to Fort Dodge on
January 18 Early registration deadline is January 11,

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
specialists will travel to the Fort Dodge Best Western
Starlite Village on January 18 for the 2017 Crop Advantage Series to provide farmers, crop consultants and
agribusinesses with current research from Iowa State
University and updated management information and
recommendations based on current and future crop production issues.

According to Mark Johnson, ISU Field Agronomist, the meeting will also offer continuing educations
credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) and pesticide
safety recertification. ISU Extension and Outreach will
travel to 14 locations across Iowa for the 2017 Crop Advantage Series from Jan. 4-27.

The Crop Advantage Series is a unique program that brings many extension specialists together to
individual sites across the state, said ISU Field Agronomist, Angie Rieck-Hinz. Content at each meeting is
driven by county needs and production issues.

Topics at the Fort Dodge Crop Advantage Series meeting will include: Crop Market Update with Dr.
Chad Hart, Palmer Amaranth Management with Dr. Bob
Hartzler, Impact of Nitrogen Application Timing on Corn
Production with Dr. John Sawyer and Soybean Aphid
Resistance Management with Dr. Erin Hodgson.

Additional topics include Financial Erosion:
band-aid or emergency room visit with Kelvin Leibold,
Tracking Progress of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy with Jamie Benning and Spray Equipment Operation
for Emerging Herbicide Technologies with Dr. Mark

Early registration for Fort Dodge is $50, and late
registration made less than seven days prior to the meeting or on-site is $60. Registration includes lunch, printed
proceedings, private pesticide applicator recertification
and CCA credits. Online registration and additional information is available at www.cropadvantage.org or from
the Webster County Extension Office @ 515-576-2119.

For questions, contact ANR Program Services at
515-294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu, or Angie Rieck-Hinz
at 515-231-2830 or amrieck@iastate.edu or Mark Johnson at 515-979-9578 or markjohn@iastate.edu.

Crop Advantage Series is presented by Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach with support
from the Iowa Soybean Association and from the North
Central SARE ProgramSustainable Agriculture Research and Education.


January 4, 2017


Furs, fur traps stolen

in Boone County

In late November a person called the Boone County Sheriffs Department to report he had several traps and fur
stolen from an address he rents in the 1600 blk of 260th st.. A
deputy was sent to the area to begin an investigation into the

The BCSO K-9 was also used in the search of the
area but was unable to locate any suspects at this time. The
investigation into the incident remains under investigation.

Another person called the BCSO to report several
vehicles on his property that is posted for no trespassing.
Deputies responded to the area. Deputies responded to the
area and located abandon vehicle and began a search for the

After a brief search several individuals were located, of which one Dakotah Kreutzer was wanted out of Boone
County for probation revocation. He was detained and taken
to the BCJ. The BCSO K-9 located several items in and
around the property but no other individuals were located.
The incident still remains under investigation.

Nolan Brand, #45, goes up strong Tuesday night
against West Bend-Mallard in Gowrie. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Sammy Alphs drives around the West Bend-Mallard defense Tuesday Dec. 20 in Gowrie. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Cassidy Lambert, #22 for the Jaguars makes a
nice lay-up. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

Kaleb Jondle, #23, shows off his great vertical as
he sinks one for the Jaguars Tuesday evening against West
Bend-Mallard. Photo by Lisa Peterson.

~ www.daytongowrienews.com ~

New Book Arrivals

Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Buffalo Valley (Dakota Series #4)
- byDebbie Macomber
Missing Pieces - byHeather Gudenkauf
A Walk Across America - byPeter Jenkins
Settle for More - byMegyn Kelly
The Magnolia Story
- byChip Gaines & Joanna Gaines
The Sleeping Beauty Killer (An Under Suspicion Novel)
- byMary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
America 2020: The Survival Blueprint
- byPorter Stansberry
A Baxter Family Christmas - byKaren Kingsbury
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (A Harry Bosch Novel)
- byMichael Connelly
Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Novel
- byDebbie Macomber
Turbo Twenty-Three: A Stephanie Plum Novel
- byJanet Evanovich
No Mans Land (John Puller Series)
- byDavid Baldacci
Two by TwoAudio CD Audiobook, CD, Unabridged byNicholas Sparks
The Mistletoe Secret: A Novel (The Mistletoe Collection)
- byRichard Paul Evans
Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy)
- byNora Roberts
Mistress of Mellyn - byVictoria Holt

New Movie Arrivals

Petes Dragon (PG)
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) (PG)

Perry Henely,

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