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Volume 149, Number 23 Thursday, August 8, 2013 Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854 USPS No. 365-120 Visit us on the web at 75
Record News
Snapshots of Ringgold County
housing in
As part of our commemoration
of the Record-News 150th year
of publishing, each week we
will feature a photo of life in
Ringgold County.

Snapshots of Ringgold County
photos will vary as the seasons
and events dictate.
In this photo, several families
of Martins make thier home in a
Martin house on an Amish farm
in Ringgold County.
This is the 23rd of the photos in
our commemorative series.
Norm Klejch has over 50 years of experience in the insurance business,
and he and his wife Doris have run Klejch Insurance in Mount Ayr for
over 30 years. The Klejchs announced their retirement this week with
the sale of their insurance accounts to Cunning Insurance Company of
Mount Ayr.
A long-time Mount Ayr busi-
ness is closing its doors.
Insuarance accounts of Klejch
Insurance and Real Estate, Inc., lo-
cated on the southeast corner of the
square, have been sold have been
sold to Cunning Insurance Comp-
nay, Inc., of Mount Ayr effective
August 1.
Norm and Doris Klejch have
operated the business for over 30
years. Prior to that, Norm Klejch
worked for Farm Bureau Insurance
for 20 years.
The Klejchs said they have no
plans to leave Mount Ayr or Ring-
gold county. Other than that, they
say theyre not really sure what re-
tirement will bring.
We plan to keep the ofce open
a little while and explore different
things, said Doris. We want to
keep productive.
We plan on playing around,
added Norm with a smile.
The Klejchs wanted to thank
their customers for their support
over the years.
Theyve been great, Doris
said. We have our own family,
and we have what we like to thnk
of our as insurance family. You
couldnt ask for more loyal peo-
Ted H Smith, president of Cun-
ning Insurance Company, thanked
the Klejchs for their long-time ser-
vice to their policyholders. We
graciously want to thank Norm and
Doris for this business opportuni-
ty, he said. It is our commitment
to continue excellent customer ser-
vice to the current policy holders
and serve them in their insurance
The Cunning Insurance Com-
pany is located on the west side of
the Mount Ayr square.
After 30 years, Klejch
Insurance to close doors
Summers over
A sure sign of the end of summer is school registration. These Mount Ayr parents and students registered for
classes Monday and Tuesday while Cleareld students registered last Friday. Diagonal students will register
next week, Tuesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 15.
A team of volunteers worked to put all the pieces together for a new ad-
dition to the playground in the Ellston city park. The nished product
is a community betterment project by volunteers in Ellston. The color-
ful piece of playground equipment was funded by grants from the Sun
Valley Lake Parrot Heads, South Central Iowa Community Foundation
and personal donations.
New playground
at Ellston park
Im not sure how old our current playground items are, but I know
they are older than I am!
Those were the words of Ellston mayor Tim Creveling to describe
the genesis of a community betterment project in his town.
In an effort to help improve the community of Ellston, a group of
volunteers recently constructed and installed a brand new playground
set in the Ellston City Park. The undertaking, paid for by grants
from the Sun Valley Lake Parrot Heads, South Central Iowa Com-
munity Foundation and personal donations, has been several years in
the making. First the brainstorm, then the fund raising and then the
It truly was a community-wide effort, said Ellston city council
member Nan Derscheid. It took lots of people to raise the money and
even more to raise the playground. In the end, it all came together.
The playground, adjacent to the older set of playground items, is
built to be safer and stronger and to withstand kids and weather better
than the old equipment so the community is looking forward to the
slides and bars for many years to come.
Construction and supervision of the project was the responsibility
of Matt Brown of Browns Dirtwork in Ellston, who took over after-
site preparation by Bill Hynek of Hynek Tree Farm. Also involved in
pulling the project together was mayor Tim Creveling; Ellston city
council members Ted Bear, Tom and Kila Christensen, Scott Greene,
Spence and Tyler Jones, Jay Nichols, Ardis Glace, Maurice Jones,
Jennifer Johnson, Ron and Denice Creveling, Bob Gregg and Nathan
The Northeast Ringgold County Alliance (NERA) and the Sun
Valley Parrot Head organization helped provide volunteers and food
for the working crew. And, like many small Iowa towns, there were
plenty of treats from State Fair ribbon-winning cooks
The Ellston City park is used more than many people know, said
Matt Brown. Having a safe, new place for your children to play is
important, and the community should be proud of it.
Browns Dirtwork had all of the equipment and tools, but it was
the vision of a few and the help of many who really made this hap-
The new playground area is now open and ready for play.
A complaint about the hour set
aside for adult swimming at the
Mount Ayr swimming pool and the
hiring of two part-time employees
for the city crew were the main
items of discussion at the regu-
lar meeting of the Mount Ayr city
council Monday, August 5.
Adult swim hours
Sandra Mekus and seven con-
cerned citizens came before the
board to question why the hour
set aside for adult swimming this
year had been changed from its
traditional 11 a.m. - noon time slot
to 5-6 p.m. She said the later time
didnt work as well for senior citi-
zens, residents at the group home
and other adults. By that time the
seniors are winding down for the
day, she said. Were tired at the
end of the day, and we have to x
supper. We dont want to do exer-
cise at that time of day. She added
the midday time also works better
for residents at the group home.
Sherry Adams added she likes
to swim laps at the pool, but if pri-
vate swimming lessons are given
during the 5-6 p.m. adult swim
time, the ropes cant be taken down
to allow access to the length of the
Residents question
adult swim hours
Two part-time employees hired by city
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on
Saturday, August 3, the body of
a white, 31-year-old female was
found in a corneld along 120th
Street, about one quarter mile west
of Lenox.
Authorities have identied the
body as that of Maggie Weaver of
Brookeld, MO, formerly of Cres-
ton where she was known as Mag-
gie Dodson. According to authori-
ties, the woman had been missing
for several days.
Local law enforcement authori-
ties requested the Iowa Division
on Criminal Investigation (DCI)
assist in conducting the investiga-
tion into the womans death. Pre-
liminary information shows there
are no obvious signs of foul play.
However, further information sur-
rounding the cause and manner of
death will be gained following an
autopsy conducted Monday, Au-
gust 5 at the State Medical Exam-
iners Ofce.
This investigation is being
conducted cooperatively by DCI,
Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce and
Lenox Police Department.
Body found near Lenox identied
Mekus told the council she
had rst called the pool to inquire
about the later time, and shed
been referred to Amanda Cannon,
the citys certied pool operator.
Cannon told Mekus the park board
would need to give their permis-
sion to change the time, and Can-
non would email park board mem-
bers to get their decision. Later that
week Cannon called to inform Me-
kus the park board had denied the
change because the pool schedule
had already been published in the
In addition, Cannon told Mekus
the park board wasnt aware of the
adult swim time. All these years
weve been paying our way into
the pool and signing in like were
supposed to, Mekus said.
Mekus said she had talked
to park board members Chan-
dra Poore and Doug Still, both of
whom said they had no problem
with changing the adult swim
time. Both added, however, they
did not recall receiving an email
on the topic. Mekus said she had
also talked to park board member
Leslie Murphy, who said she had
received the email and had for-
warded it on to member Shelly
Shields. I dont understand what
the park board is for, she said, if
they dont include all of the mem-
bers for a decision.
Mekus expressed her displea-
sure with the way the park board
handled the entire situation. The
park board isnt serving the pub-
lic, she said. Theres no rhyme
or reason why they wouldnt let
us change the time. Council
member Gerald Cannon said be-
cause time is so short this year he
would like to invite the park board
to next months council meeting
to discuss the issue and possibly
make a change prior to the pool
opening next year. (The pool is
scheduled to close for the season
this Sunday, August 11 because
most lifeguards are returning to
school or taking part in fall sports
practices.) Mekus questioned why
members of the park board werent
in attendance at Mondays meeting
after Cannon said they had been
contacted by email and invited to
Council member Brent Ricker,
the councils liaison with the park
board, will arrange a meeting with
the board to discuss their reasons
for setting the later adult swim
time this season and possibly ex-
plore changes for next season.
Additions to city crew
Upon the recommendation from
city superintendent Brent Wise, the
council approved the hiring of two
temporary part-time employees for
the city crew. Hired were Kraig
Pennington and Scott Myer at the
starting wage of $13 per hour.
Wise said the employees would
split up to 40 hours per week
through October, but Wise added
he would like to keep the two em-
ployees on call throughout the year
in case of emergencies. After Oc-
tober they would be paid only if
they were called in. Wise told the
council the two employees could
help the city catch up on ongoing
projects such as lling potholes,
clearing ditches and digging meter
pits while the regular crew works
on larger projects.
Superintendents report
At Mondays Ringgold county
board of supervisors meeting,
county engineer Zach Gunsolley
shared the latest trafc ow map
for the county as provided by the
Iowa Department of Transporta-
The map shows the average
daily trafc count for all highways
and county roads as tabulated for
Not surprisingly, the most
heavily traveled road in the county
is the stretch of Highway 2 from
its intersection with Highway 169
on the east edge of Mount Ayr to
the Y intersection west of town
where Highway 169 breaks off to
the south. The average daily traf-
c on that stretch of highway runs
between 3,030-3,040 vehicles per
day, according to the report.
The remainder of Highway
2 remains the next most heavily
traveled roads in the county. The
stretch between Mount Ayr and
county road P64 (Ellston road)
runs 1,750 vehicles per day, but
Highway 2 drops to 1,560 vehicles
from P64 to Kellerton and down to
1,000 vehicles as Highway 2 leaves
the county east of Kellerton.
On the west side of the county,
Highway 2 drops to 1,840 vehicles
from the Y intersection to P33
(Diagonal road). From P33 to P27
(Redding road) Highway 2 drops to
1,160 vehicles per day. From that
intersection to the west county line
and the intersection with Highway
25, it drops to 930 vehicles per
In contrast, Highway 169 to the
south ranges from 840 vehicles
from the Highway 2 intersection to
the interestion with J43 (Delphos
road) to between 410-440 all the
way to Redding. South of Redding
trafc picks up to 620 vehicles
per day as Highway 169 exits into
To the north, Highway 169 re-
cords 1,890 vehicles per day be-
tween the intersection with High-
way 2 north to 210th Street (Fish
Hatchery road) and 1,200 vehicles
from that intersection to the Union
county line.
The most heavily traveled
county road is the stretch from
Highway 2 north to Diagonal, west
to the Hi and Dry Road and north
to the Union county line. County
road P33 (Diagonal road) shows
570 vehicles per day, while the
portion of J23 between Diagonal
and the Hi and Dry intersection has
an average daily count of 780. The
Hi and Dry Road count is 630 to
the county line.
The map persented by Gun-
solley shows counts for all other
county roads. For more informa-
tion, contact the county engineers
ofce or the county auditors of-
Trafc ow map
for county released
Continued on page 6
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coming in the next few weeks.
The Record-News is in the pro-
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but also deliver a variety of user-
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One of the features is the ability
to search for a key word or words
and nd all references to those
terms in current and past editions
of the newspaper.
September 1 is the target date
for when the new website will go
live, and over the coming weeks
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Students in the Diagonal Com-
munity school will register on Au-
gust 13 and 15 from 3-6 p.m. both
days. Registration will be in the
school ofce.
A parent and student technology
meeting is planned for August 13
as well. Ninth-graders will meet
between 6-7 p.m., with eighth-
through 12th graders coming in at
7:30 p.m.
The Mount Ayr elementary
school will host its annual open
house Monday, August 19 from
6:15-7:30 p.m.
During the open house students
and parents will have the opportu-
nity to tour the building, meet the
teachers and drop off school sup-
plies in preparation for the begin-
ning of the new school year the
next day.
Diagonal to register
students next week
Elementary open
house August 19
The city of Kellerton has a num-
ber of vacancies on its November 5
ballot, and city leaders are encour-
aging interested residents to con-
sider taking out papers to ll those
The city has three 4-year term
council vacanies as well as a two-
year term mayor position open.
In order to hold ofce in the
city, a candidate must be an eligi-
ble elector meeting the same quali-
cations required to vote and be a
resident of the city.
Nomination papers may be
picked up at the city clerks ofce
in City Hall.
Nominees must obtain 10 sig-
Kellerton seeks candidates
for city council, mayor
Candidate ling begins Mon-
day, August 26 and ends with pa-
pers due at the city clerks ofce
by 5 p.m. Thursday, September
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A week at church family camp
A week at church family camp in northern Michi-
That was the next big adventure that Valle and I
had on our list of the busy summer of 2013 -- and we
took off for Michigan the day after I nished up the
junior camp I reported on last week.
We had a caravan of three minivans making the
trip -- Erin and Peter Cornish and our three grand-
children, Peters mother Sally and sister Sarah, my
brother Doug (the guest minister for the camp) and
his wife Judi, their daughter Natalie and her husband
Wayne, and Judis mother to the camp -- along with
Valle and me. Daughter Cara drove up later in the
week to be with us for part of the experience too.
Making a 11 to 12 hour trip in a car with three grand-
children might seem like a bit more adventure than
a pair of grandparents might want to take on, but it
went well.
I remember when I traveled with my parents and
four siblings on long trips and we did things like
play the alphabet game -- trying to nd all the letters
in the alphabet in order on signs as we drove along
-- or the license plate game, where we kept track of
how many of the 50 states we could see.
Technology has moved beyond those methods
in keeping kids busy. We stopped at a RedBox and
picked up a couple of movies for our vans DVD
system and that lled some of the time. We had our
iPads along too, and the grandkids found things to do
on them.
Even two-year-old Esther can navigate a Toca
Boca game or one of the educational games where
puzzles are put together, matching is done or color or
shape recognition tested.
That along with books to read -- some of them
aloud with a new microphone system that Valle
found that allows you to broadcast over the car ra-
dio with your iPhone -- toys to play with and snacks
to munch on and the trip north went swimmingly.
We took our time on the way up to the Wesleyan
Woods camp near Vassar, MI, stopping overnight
in Indianapolis, IN. We traveled that route because,
though it was a bit longer, it kept us out of the trafc
around Chicago, IL. Though we got to the motel
late in the evening, we even took time early the next
morning for a dip in the pool before we ventured on.
Once at camp, Valle and I traveled a bit further
spend the nights at a bed and breakfast for the week
in the nearby town of Caro, MI. We really enjoyed
visiting with the proprietors of Garden Gate Bed and
Breakfast and Bailey, their dog. They had a beauti-
ful garden outdoor setting to go with the welcoming
atmosphere of the bed and breakfast.
We stayed there with our friends from Lamoni,
Sherm and Cheryl Phipps. The Phipps had ridden
their motorcycle to Michigan, so we chauffeured
them back and forth to camp each day.
The week of church services, classes, recreation
and visiting was another reminder of why spending
a week at family church camp is an important part of
our summers.
Eli and Millie brought their bicycles with them
and it made the trip from the area of the camp where
the family was housed to the other activities easier.
I could just put Esther up on my shoulders and
away we would go. Many hours were spent on the
playground that was central to the other activity
areas of the camp.
The facility had more varied recreational activ-
ities than any I have been to. There were zip-lining
adventures, one going into the water. There were
putt putt golf, rock climbing walls, rope climbing
areas, a swimming beach, big water slide, archery
area, canoes and kayaks and more. Eli checked out
several of them -- becoming a zip lining fan and a
water slide veteran.
In addition there was a family olympics one
afternoon with many fun activities with the Smith/
Cornish family group in the running for the title
by winning the toss a balloon from a parachute to
a catcher with a bucket event and doing well in
many other categories. We all joined in to sing as
Doug played the guitar for the family talent show
one afternoon as well.
Doug and Peter were among the speakers for
the week and many of us joined in to help with
the choir -- which was directed by a great choir
director who has award-winning high school en-
sembles. I volunteered to help out at the canteen,
which was open during the afternoon and follow-
ing campre each day.
It was a great week for our grandson, Eli, too,
who noted that he had many big events during the
week. He was baptized, had his rst communion,
did his rst zip-lining, made it down the monkey
bars and won the family baseball game, among
other events.
We had a blessed week, sharing ways that
knowing Jesus had made a difference in our lives
and learning about topics like love, faith and keep-
ing an eye single to the glory of God. Before we
knew it, we were headed back home at the end of
the week.
We caravanned home again, but this time
Doug decided that the Chicago route, which was
supposed to be quicker, should be used since we
werent stopping for the night.
The minutes we were to save were more
than made up for by construction delays around
Chicago -- to the tune of more than an hour. It was
1:30 a.m. Monday morning when we nally pulled
in to Peter and Erins home in Columbia, MO.
Getting home in Mount Ayr late Monday after-
noon was nice too. Valle will soon be back into the
school schedule and life will get back a little more
to normal.
Its been a great summer on the road, but get-
ting home to our own bed and a more familiar
routine has its blessings too.
Dealing with climate change
Its always perplexing to me to hear
visitors to Arizona in July remark, Man, its
really hot here! Well, duh.
Natives of the hot country from Dothan,
Alabama to Brawley, California dont com-
plain much when the weather gets hot. Its
part of the deal. No one keeps a thermometer
on their front porch or looks in the rear-view
mirror temperature gauge in their Suburban.
Even the weathermen gloss over the tem-
perature on television, Looks like Phoenix is
going to stay above comfortable again today.
Dont forget to wear your asbestos ip ops in
the mall parking lot this afternoon.
But let it get down to 40 with snow at
8,000 feet and youd think the Ice Age was
eminent! Dad, the horses water had an 8th of
an inch of ice on it! Theyll probably cancel
school, can I bring the dogs inside - maybe we
could build an igloo!
Its heart wrenching to hear the weather-
men in Orlando or Los Angeles say, Better
get out your long johns, commuters, the wind
chill is going to be around 36 tonight. Cover
up your citrus and Bougainvillea!
However, natives of the cold country like
Jackson Hole, Fargo and Brandon, Manitoba
have adapted to the frozen north not unlike the
fur seal, the Eskimo, and the snowmobile! In
Michigan they dont count wind chill. If the
weatherman in Lethbridge, AB says minus
12C , they already know the wind will be
blowing. Why make it worse?
Even old farm wives in nursing homes in Erie
county, Pennsylvania know how to put a set of chains on
the one-ton and warm up a newborn calf by the kitchen
stove. Certain practices become routine; plug in the
diesel, have a spare can of gasoline for the generator
when the power goes out, keep the ice broken and the
water owing for the stock, always carry blankets and
a bedroll in the trunk, shovel snow pack off the roof oc-
casionally, and plan a two-week trip to Cave Creek, Tow
or Tampa in January!
Global warming has now become Climate Change.
We see it every yearclimate change, I mean. It gets
hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
Sheryl Crow, the singer, is also an activist. She has
chosen to speak out about global warming but, given
the chance, I would warn her that it is not going to be an
easy battle because she is ghting places like Greenland,
Minnesota and Eastern Montana who are in favor of
global warming and they are not going to give up easily!

Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-
News, Thursday, August 1, 1963.)
A proposed budget estimate of
proposed expenditures of $232,000
for the operation of the Ringgold
County Hospital has been adopted
by the hospital board of trustees. The
budget for 1964 is $40,000 higher
in proposed expenditures than the
1963 budget. The amount necessary
to be raised by taxation, $47,800, is
unchanged from a year ago.
Mrs. Minnie DeNelsky of Indi-
anola has been elected to the position
of librarian and Spanish instructor
in the Mount Ayr Community high
school, announcement of which
has been made by Supt. C. Arthur
Hansen. Only one vacancy remains
in the faculty -- a music instructor for
the Tingley and Ellston Centers.
On Tuesday, August 27, summer
vacation will come to a close for stu-
dents in the Mount Ayr Community
school district.
Mount Ayrs new swimming
pool was dedicated Sunday with
appropriate services under the direc-
tion of Charles W. Lawhead, master
of ceremonies, and Bill Harover,
chairman of the pool committee. A
large and enthusiastic audience was
present for the occasion.
Dr. Lawhead introduced Doyle
Thomas, pool manager, who, in
turn, introduced members of his
staff -- Connie Perlenfein and Bille
Jean Rusk, basketgirls; Marie Euritt,
lifeguard, swimming instructor and
basketgirl; Don Friday, water safety
director, and Dick Stephens, Ed Pine
and Gary Keplinger, lifeguards and
swimming instructors.
As representatives of Ringgold
countys Youth Council for Crippled
Children and Adults, Bille Jean
Rusk, chairman; Jeannette Schlapia,
co-chairman; Alice Paist and Lynda
Main were privileged to attend a
two-day conference, July 17 and
18, at Camp Sunnyside near Des
Births reported at Ringgold
County Hospital this week were a
son, born July 26, to Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Ray of Sheridan, MO and a
daughter, born July 27, to Mr. and
Mrs. Clair Eason of Diagonal.
The obituary this week was
Clyde Wilbur Cowell.
Twenty-ve Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Re-
cord-News, Thursday, August 11,
Blockton will be celebrating 100
years as a community beginning
today (Thursday) with a four-day
celebration. The candidates for
queen of the celebration are Deb
Beemer, Mendi Farrens, Tracy Hunt,
Kerra King and Chris Stroburg.
The resignations of Terry Boese
as director of radiology and Jerri
Graham as director of outpatient
room/emergency room services
were announced at the August 8
regular meeting of the Ringgold
County Hospital board of trustees.
Winners in the carcass and derby
pig contests at the Ringgold County
Fair were announced this week fol-
lowing receiving data from the Oscar
Mayer packing company in Perry,
where hogs for the two contests were
taken for slaughter. Topping the
carcass class was an entry by Jenny
Shields of Mount Ayr. Shields pig
had a 181-pound carcass, was 31.4
inches long with .9 inches of back
fat and a six-square-inch loin eye.
Second place went to Linda Pollock
of Mount Ayr and third to Janelle
Walters of Beaconseld.
Cattlemen in two Iowa counties
are haylifting the spirits of many
fellow cattle producers short of for-
age this year in the southern part of
the state. The Winnbago-Hancock
Cattlemens Association is donating
30 semi-truck loads of hay to cattle-
men in four southern Iowa counties
including Ringgold county as part of
an association haylift this Saturday,
August 13.
The Bettie Prudden home at
604 West Columbus Street, Mount
Ayr, had what was though to be ir-
reparable damage done in an 11:45
a.m. August 4 re. A blaze behind a
deep freeze, situated in a glassed-in
back porch, sent smoke billowing
up for neighbors to see and they
called the Mount Ayr volunteer re
department. Betties sister, Donna
Greimann, said that Bettie is staying
with Greimann and her husband, Roe
Greimann, while the re damage is
being assessed and plans for housing
are being made.
At the Kellerton Fun Day and
Night Saturday the winners of the
prince and princess contest were
princess Sheryl Howard and prince
Trevor Howard.
Im very impressed with what I
have seen so far and feel its going to
be great to work here, new Mount
Ayr Community high school prin-
cipal Carroll Taylor said this week.
Taylor was named in July to replace
Clyde summers, who is retiring after
being high school principal here for
14 years.
Mildred Elliott and Angela El-
liott of Mount Ayr leave this Satur-
day, August 13, for New Orleans, LA
for participation in the Republican
national convention in progress
August 15-18.
There were nine shuttle busses
being driven by Cleareld Lions
Club members on the Notre Dame
college campus in South Bend, IN
during a convention July 18-21 of
Family Motor Coach Association
members. Some 31 Cleareld Lions
accepted the responsibility for run-
ning the shuttle busses, seen operat-
ing at the Iowa State Fair each year,
following an invitation of the FMCA
group last year. The nine busses were
hauled in semi-truck trailers, taken
to Indiana by Lester Elliott, Dale
Campbell and Allen Brown in Ivan
Longfellows trucks.
Mrs. Neil (Harriet) Chicken of
Mount Ayr was installed as Regent
of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolu-
tion during a June 18 meeting held
at Berning Cafe in Creston.
Southwestern Community Col-
lege has had many family members
attending classes at the same time
such as mother-daughter, husband-
wife, mother-son, brother-sister and
more, but school ofcials think this
summer may have been the rst
time that a grandmother-grandson
combination was enrolled. Chad
Brooks of Kellerton and his grand-
mother, LaVeta Brooks of Kellerton,
attended classes together there this
summer, driving the 86-mile round
trip each day to class. Chad, who will
be a senior at Grand Valley Com-
munity school, wanted to improve
is math skills, so his grandmother,
who graduated from SWCC in May
with an associate degree in business
administration, encouraged him
to take some summer classes at
Births reported this week were
a son, born August 3, to Larry and
Carolyn Bjustrom of Mount Ayr and
a daughter, born August 6, to Marlin
and Dana Rubendall of Ellston.
Obituaries in this issue were
George John Caraway, George R.
Hunt, Merle Mickael and Francis
Edward Love.
Ten Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-
News, Thursday, July 31, 2003.)
Sites For Learning students
wrapped up a week of horse camp
with a trail ride at the Des Moines
Equestrian Center. Twenty students
completed the week-long camp fo-
cusing on academics in the morning
and going on eld trips in the after-
noon. Field trips included a trip to
Mount Ayr Livestock Market, Dave
and Shirley Hightshoes Farm and
the Cleareld Veterinary Clinic.
The nal result from the compe-
tition at the Ringgold County Fair
livestock shows was announced this
week. Winning grand champion
honors in the pen of three was Kellen
Waldeier, an FFA member. Brandon
Bjustrom, another FFA member,
showed the reserve champion pen
of three at the fair. Grand champion
carcass entry was shown by Brenna
Swanson of the Lotts Creek-Riley
Rustlers and reserve champion
honors went to Brandon Werner of
the Tingley Toppers.
Champion and reserve champion
winners were named in the cow-calf
competition at the Ringgold County
Fair. Winning the champion honors
were a pair shown by Ryan Bailey.
Matthew Weeda showed a pair for
the reserve champion honors.
Showing the champion pen of
three in the sheep show at the fair
was Matthew Weeda. Weeda also
showed the reserve champion mar-
ket lamb at the fair.
Diagonal students gathered
Monday, July 28, to work on their
service learning project initiated this
spring. Doping community service
projects is part of the graduation
requirements now. Students worked
together to build trash can covers that
will be placed throughout the com-
munity. Diagonal Building Products
donated a portion of the lumber for
the project this summer.
Some 50 different breeds of pi-
geons were on display when Michael
Wright of Winterset, a member of the
state Racing Pigeon Club, brought
his birds to the Ringgold County Fair.
Wright was hoping to create interest
in racing pigeons as a 4-H project.
Last year Wright was awarded the
outstanding service award from state
and national pigeon associations for
his work in reviving interest in this
form of hobby.
Obituaries in this weeks issue
were Richard Dick Keith Cole,
Vera Louida Hageman Crew, Gene
Pete Robert Hoffman and Mary
Ellen Pearce-Mead.

Letters to the Editor
Karen Bender has a long his-
tory of helping out her community.
She is always eager to lend an ear
when anyone asks about ways to
improve her hometown of Mount
Ayr. She currently works as the
Director of the Mount Ayr Cham-
ber of Commerce and Ringgold
County Economic Development
and manages the Princess Theater.
Community Transformation
Grant (CTG) staff from Ringgold
County Public Health (RCPH) re-
cently met with Bender to discuss
getting advertising placed on the
big screen before movies at the
Princess Theater. She offered to
approach the theater board about
placing the proposed ads as a com-
munity service since the ads will
always have a health promotion
avor. Bender stated, I see that as
community betterment since help-
ing people make healthy choices is
good for our community. The the-
ater board gave their approval for
the ads as well.
The rst round of the health
messages went up recently and
displayed pictures from the Bike
and Walk to School events held in
Mount Ayr and Diagonal. The large
turnout at the events resulted in
pictures of many students, school
staff, parents and other community
members. Bender and CTG staff
Bender, theater promote health
came up with some clever mes-
sages to show between the pictures
that played on the idea of Active
transportation: using your own two
feet to get you places. The part-
nership of Princess Theater and
CTG staff is already planning the
next few rounds of healthy mes-
sages for the big screen.
Bender has also expressed in-
terest in adding a few healthy op-
tions to theater concessions. While
the majority of movie goers enjoy
buttery popcorn, soda or possibly
a sugary treat, she acknowledged
there is a growing demand for
healthy options in most places.
Please join RCPH in saluting
Karen Bender and Princess The-
ater for their generosity towards
Ringgold County communities.
RCPH continues their work on a
Community Transformation Grant
to reduce the impact of chronic
If you would like more informa-
tion on walking, biking, or healthy
eating, call Ringgold County Pub-
lic Health at 641-464-0691 or visit
us on the web at and
Vicki Sickels
CTG Grant Manager
Mount Ayr
Dear Editor -
Im retired now, but I saw a
contractor getting ready to seal
coat P27 north of Redding. He
had a seal coat distributor just like
the Road Department of Ring-
gold County has in the garage. We
havent used it since 91-92, but we
have enjoyed these seal coat roads
and now they want to put them
back to gravel. I think we could
have used our own distributor and
done the one the contractor did and
could repair the one needing re-
Over the hill supervisor
Kenneth Quick
County should use distributor
Dear Editor,
As president of the Ringgold
County Farm Bureau, I would
take this opportunity to encourage
young farmers in the county to be-
come involved in their local Farm
Bureau. This is an organization
that is supportive of all aspects of
agriculture and your involvement
is what keeps Farm Bureau ac-
tive and forward moving with new
Farm Bureau sponsors many
activities specically for young
members. The Young Member
Conference in January is an op-
portunity to attend informational
meetings, meet farmers from other
areas and enjoy social activities as
well. Throughout the year there are
programs and workshops avail-
able for young members to attend
which are educational as well as
Young farmers are the future
of agriculture and the future of the
Farm Bureau organization will de-
pend on the involvement of young
farmers across the country.
Raymond Shields, President
Ringgold County Farm Bureau
Letter to the Editor
Thursday, August 8, 2013 Mount Ayr Record-News 3
Courthouse News
Ringgold County
News & Notes
You have the Power!
Eat well. Move more. Keep score.
504 North Cleveland St.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
You have a Partner!
Ringgold County Hospital. Your partner in health.
Youre making good choices to keep
yourself healthy. But what about the
power you have as a parent? Are you
doing everything you can to help
your children begin their lives happy,
healthy, and safe?
One of the most important things
you can do as a parent is vaccinate
your children. There are eight deadly
diseases that can be prevented by
childhood vaccines. Keeping up with
your childrens immunizations from
infancy through their teenage years is a
simple and effective way to keep them
from getting a terrible disease. And
keeping your children healthy reduces
the risk of infecting someone else, so
youre really helping all of us!
Each year, the Mt. Ayr Medical
Clinic at Ringgold County Hospital
provides free athletic physicals to
students in our community. In addition
to the physicals, the Clinic completes a
free review of every childs immuniza-
tion records. Along with regular dental
and eye exams, immunizations and
physicals are just routine maintenance
for growing young bodies. Lets work
together to keep the youngest members
of our community in tip-top shape.

July 25 - August 1, 2013
Denny Gene Stark, Kellerton,
$402.50 violation, nancial liabil-
ity coverage.
Tracy Renee Martin, Lamoni,
$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Anthony Kinsey, Blythedale,
MO, $566.25, violation, nancial
liablitly coverage.
Anthony Kinsey, Blythedale,
$100.50, registration violation.
Alisha Lauren Link, Grand
River, $50.00, minor using tobac-
co, rst offense.
Michael Joseph Siefers, Anke-
ny, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Krystal Lynn Vanwyhe, Cres-
ton, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Beth Michele Larsen, Diago-
nal, $114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Michael Dane Burgess III, Kel-
lerton, $114.00, speeding 6-10
m.p.h. over the speed limit.
David Weeda, Mount Ayr,
$92.00, speeding 1-5 m.p.h. over
the speed limit.
Austin Ray Richardson Blades,
Leon, $50.00, minor using tobac-
co, rst offense.
Marla Jean Bovard, Hopkins,
$114.00, speeding 6-10 m.p.h.
over the speed limit.
Josie Jean Mobley, Diagonal,
$127.50, failure to maintain safety
July 29 - A trial information
was led in district court charging
Chelsey Shawn Clymer with crimi-
nal mischief.
Bond set previously continues
and a preliminary hearing was can-
celled. Clymer is ordered to appear
for arraignment on Monday, August
26, 2013 at the Ringgold county
July 29 - A trial information
was led in district court charging
Joseph John Hyde of Kellerton with
driving while license revoked.
Bond set previously continues
and a preliminary hearing was can-
celled. Hyde is ordered to appear for
arraignment on Monday, August 26,
2013 at the Ringgold County Court-
July 29 - A trial information
was led in district court charging
Thomas Pierce Holland of Clarinda
with operating while intoxicated.
Bond set previously at $1,000, re-
cognizance continues and a prelimi-
nary hearing was cancelled. Holland
is ordered to appear for arraignment
on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the
Ringgold County Courthouse.
July 29 - A trial information
was led in district court charging
Mark Todd Stogdill of Grand River
with operating while intoxicated.
Bond set previously at $1,000.00,
recognizance continues and prelimi-
nary hearing was cancelled. Stogdill
is ordered to appear for arraignment
on Monday, August 12, 2013 at the
Ringgold County Courthouse.
July 29 - A deferred judgment
was led in district court convicting
Ericka Leigh Wilmes of operating
while intoxicated.
Wilmes must pay a ne of
$625.00 and $100.00 court costs.
Defendant to be placed on super-
vised probation with the Iowa De-
partment of Correctional Services
for two years and to pay a supervi-
sion fee of $300.00 to the Iowa De-
partment of Correctional Services.
July 29 - A deferred judgment
was led in district court convicting
Raecc Tariq Nieman of possession
of a controlled substance.
Nieman must pay a ne of
$315.00, drug abuse resistance edu-
cation surcharge of $10.00, jail cost
of $80.00, court cost of $100.00 and
law enforcement initiative surcharge
of $125.00.
Defendant sentenced to serve a
two-day term at the Ringgold Coun-
ty Jail.
July 29 - A deferred judgment
was led in district court convicting
Jerome Keith McCallum of operat-
ing while intoxicated, third offense.
McCallum must pay a ne of
$3,250.00, drug abuse resistance
education surcharge of $10.00, jail
cost of $40.00 per day and court
costs of $140.00.
Defendant sentenced to serve
Iowa Department of Correctional
Services for a term not to exceed
ve years.
Defendant to give DNA sample
to the Iowa Department of Correc-
tional Services.
Defendant to complete drinking
drivers course at their own expense
and le a certicate of completion
with the clerk of court.
Defendant to satisfy all recom-
mendations of the evaluation for
substance abuse.
Driverss license to be revoked
for a period of six years.

(Call Origination Code: MA= Mount Ayr; KE = Kel-
lerton; EL = Ellston; TI = Tingley; DI = Diagonal; DE
= Delphos; MO = Maloy; BE = Beaconseld; BO = Ben-
ton; SC = Shannon City; BL = Blockton; RE = Redding;
SV = Sun Valley; CO = In County; OC = Out of County;
OS = Out of State)
July 25 - July 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25
4:56 a.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed in county (CO)
7:30 a.m., caller advised com-
ing in to do time (KE)
7:34 a.m., caller with message
for inmate (MA)
9:26 a.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (MA)
9:43 a.m., call for chief deputy
9:49 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:01 a.m., call about repairs
10:06 a.m., call for inmate
10:15 a.m., 911 call, looking for
health care number (CO)
10:26 a.m., report of dog bite
10:28 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:47 a.m., civil call (OC)
11:31 a.m., caller wanting up-
date (MA)
11:44 a.m., call about scam
11:58 a.m., call for deputy (MA)
12:01 p.m., jail/inmate infor-
mation (OC)
12:06 p.m., jail/inmate infor-
mation (OC)
12:14 p.m., jail/inmate infor-
mation (OC)
1:27 p.m., animal complaint
1:45 p.m., call for deputy (OC)
2:33 p.m., funeral escort (MA)
3:58 p.m., copy of roads that
are closed (MA)
4:35 p.m., call for chief deputy
4:44 p.m., call back requested
5:04 p.m., information about
magistrate court (MA)
7:25 p.m., ght in progress
7:44 p.m., 911 call, car gone
8:01 p.m., REC power outage
8:06 p.m., 911 call, reckless
driver (MA)
8:28 p.m., cows out (KE)
9:11 p.m., wrecker needed (DI)
10:52 p.m., REC power outage
Friday, July 26
8:00 a.m., cows out at airport
8:37 a.m., civil call about pa-
pers served (OC)
9:00 a.m., caller with legal
questions (CO)
10:58 a.m., repossession in
town (MA)
12:10 p.m., re alarm, false
alarm (MA)
12:27 p.m., medical examiners
for ofcer (OC)
2:15 p.m., found German shep-
herd (MA)
2:47 p.m., suspicious vehicle
selling meat out of back of pickup
4:12 p.m., report of scam caller
targeting nursing home resident
8:59 p.m., car speeding, need
ofcer (OC)
Saturday, July 27
7:07 a.m., call for sheriff (CO)
8:05 a.m., deputy checking in
9:01 a.m., call for REC (OC)
9:47 a.m., deputy checking in
10:05 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:16 a.m., call for jail (MA)
10:41 a.m., animal complaint
10:56 a.m., call for REC (SV)
11:04 a.m., caller looking for
deputy (MA)
11:46 a.m., chief deputy check-
ing in (CO)
11:53 a.m., power outage (CO)
8:47 p.m., reporting hitch hiker
8:50 p.m., controlled burn
9:33 p.m., newspaper deliver
inquiring about road reports (CO)
Sunday, July 28
12:26 a.m., call for ambulance
transfer to RCH (CO)
1:35 a.m., someone out looking
for an ofcer to talk to (MA)
2:05 a.m., business alarm, false
alarm, cleaning crew (MA)
3:25 a.m., Taylor county check-
ing on our ofcer status (OC)
6:04 a.m., call for dispatch
8:17 a.m., call about dog (MA)
8:30 a.m., report of cows out
8:42 a.m., questions about
cows out (MA)
9:28 a.m., cow out on Hwy. 2
9:41 a.m., 911 call, ambulance
needed in Mount Ayr (MA)
10:00 a.m., questions about
cows out (MA)
11:06 a.m., deputy checking in
1:57 p.m., ambulance call
4:56 p.m., domestic harassment
complaint (MA)
5:05 p.m., domestic complaint
7:08 p.m., neighborly dispute
over a car (TI)
7:13 p.m., 911 call, domestic
8:00 p.m., 911 call, ambulance
call (MA)
8:55 p.m., 911 call, calf out on
highway (OC)
Monday, July 29
8:10 a.m., call for dispatch
8:36 a.m., caller setting up visi-
tation (OC)
9:23 a.m., report of vandalism
9:26 a.m., civil issue (TI)
9:34 a.m., sheriff checking in
9:41 a.m., attorney calling for
inmate (OC)
9:45 a.m., person
here to see sheriff (OC)
10:59 a.m., person leaving
information for sheriff ((OC)
11:46 a.m., call for clerk (MA)
11:56 a.m., caller set-
ting up visitation (OC)
2:46 p.m., inmate pin number
3:04 p.m., 9011 call (MA)
3:15 p.m., DHS calling (OC)
5:07 p.m., watch over property
6:36 p.m., 911 call (MA)
7:13 p.m., animal complaint
8:15 p.m., ambu-
lance needed (MA)
8:34 p.m., cow out (OC)
10:28 p.m., power outage
Tuesday, July 30
9:32 a.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
10:09 a.m., call for sheriff
12:37 p.m., jail/inmate infor-
mation (OC)
1:32 p.m., civil (OC)
2:36 p.m., jail/inmate informa-
tion (OC)
2:37 p.m., COA calling with in-
formation (MA)
3:12 p.m., DOT complaint
4:09 p.m., 911 call (MA)
4:22 p.m., jail/inmate court
6:07 p.m., cows out (CO)
6:22 p.m., call for sheriff (CO)
7:45 p.m., a mysterious wild
animal (CO)
8:19 p.m., need ambulance
8:42 p.m., cows out (CO)
11:31 p.m., wanting informa-
tion on inmate (CO)
11:49 p.m., kids acting suspi-
cious around town (MA)
Wednesday, July 31
5:13 a.m., sheriff checking in
7:47 a.m., civil call (OC)
7:59 a.m., call for jail (MA)
8:24 a.m., call for inmate (OC)
8:27 a.m., controlled burn
9:54 a.m., call for jail (KE)
9:59 a.m., call for jail (OC)
10:00 a.m., call for sheriff
10:05 a.m., call for jail (OC)
11:24 a.m., call for jail/inmate
11:31 a.m., call for jail (OC)
11:52 a.m., call for deputy
3:47 p.m., question for dispatch
4:28 p.m., call for deputy (OC)
4:53 p.m., needing
to speak to ofcer (MA)
4:54 p.m., REC call informa-
tion (MA)
7:29 p.m., question for ofcer
Ringgold County Courthouse
hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
Ringgold county now has a
website at www.ringgoldcounty.
Assessor: Neil Morgan, 464-
Auditor: Amanda Waske,
Board of Supervisors: David
Inloes, chairman, Royce Dredge
and Kraig Pennington, members,
Supervisors meetings are open
to the public and are held in the su-
pervisors conference room located
on the second oor between the
clerk of court and auditors ofce.
On days the board is not sched-
uled to be in ofce, please direct
all inquiries to the auditors ofce.
To schedule a meeting time with
the supervisors, contact the audi-
tors ofce.
Regular board meetings are
held on Mondays with ofcial
public notice of the meeting agen-
das posted at the Ringgold county
courthouse, Mount Ayr Record
News, Sun Valley Lake and Diago-
nal city hall the day before.
Clerk of Court (a state of-
ce): Jackie Saville, 464-3234; fax:
464-2478. Ofce hours: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. 9
noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. -
noon and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The clerks ofce handles ali-
mony and child support payments,
probates, civil and criminal lings,
magistrates court and records and
services of adoptions, conservator-
ships, court proceedings, divorces,
estates, grand jury, guardianships,
judgments, juvenile proceedings,
mechanics liens, mental health
admissions, petit jury, surety
company certicates, state hospi-
tal, trafc violations, trust funds,
trusteeships. Certied copies can
be made of above listed records.
Court records are also available at
County Conservation
Board: Kate Zimmerman, phone:
464-2787, email: rangerkate@io-
Please contact for information
on rules and regulations, parks,
trail ways, camping, shelter reser-
vations, environmental education
and more. Parks are open March
15 - November 15. Walk-in trafc
is allowed year round.
County Weed Commission-
er: Brenda Adams, 641-783-2348.
Development and Tourism:
Karen Bender, Coordinator, 464-
3704. If anyone has any calendar
events, please contact the develop-
ment ofce at 641-464-3704.
E-911 Service Board: Merle
Walter, 307 N. Webster St., Mount
Ayr, 464-3311.
Emergency Management
Agency: Teresa Jackson, Coordi-
nator, 109 W. Madison St., Suite
105, cell: 641-202-9671; phone:
464-3344; fax: 464-0663, email: Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30
The tornado sirens in Mount
Ayr will be tested the rst Tuesday
of each month unless there is se-
vere weather.
Engineer: Zach Gunsolley,
P.E., 464-3232. 707 South Hender-
son Drive. Ofce hours: Monday -
Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
General Relief: Gary Smith,
109 W. Madison St., 464-2397.
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30
a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m.
- 10:30 a.m.; Closed Wednesdays
and Fridays. In case of emergency
641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
Recorder: Karen Schaefer,
464-3231. Passport applications
are taken daily from 8 a.m. - 11
a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Certied
vital records can be obtained from
8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The recorders ofce serves as
a passport agent. Items needed to
apply are: certied copy of birth
certicate, drivers license or state
issued ID, two-inch square pass-
port photos and passport applica-
tion (both available at recorders
ofce) and fees. Allow four to six
weeks from date of application to
receive passport book or card from
the passport agency. Expedited
service is available for an addi-
tional fee.
Individuals with recent name
changes can get their passport
book/card updated without a fee
within one year of issue. Forms
may be obtained at the recorders
ofce. For additional information
call the recorders ofce or go to
Sanitarian: Ringgold County
Public Health Agency, 464-0691.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Public Health Agency: 119 S.
Fillmore, 464-0691. Hours: Mon-
day - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sheriff: Mike Sobotka, Emer-
gency Only 911, Non-Emergency
(Available 24/7) 464-3921 or 464-
2911. New location at the Ringgold
County Law Enforcement Center,
801 West South Street. Hours are
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Road Conditions
- dial 511 or online at www.Io-
waRoadConditions. org.
Treasurer: Debbie Cannon,
Property taxes can be paid on-
line at
with Visa, Master Card and Dis-
cover credit cards or e-checks.
Payments made in the ofce may
be with cash, checks or with a Mas-
ter Card, Visa or Discover credit or
debit card.
All documents conveying real
estate need to have the name and
address of the person to whom
the property tax statement is to
be mailed. Please check renewal
notices and tax statements for the
correct information. If the infor-
mation is wrong, contact the trea-
surers ofce.
Motorists can now renew mo-
tor vehicle registrations online at if a re-
newal notice is received through
the United States Postal Service
that contains a personal identica-
tion number (PIN). Please be aware
that the PIN can only be used one
time. Contact the treasurers ofce
for more information.
Those with June birth dates are
reminded to register their motor
vehicles by July 31, 2013. Bring in
the renewal statement received in
the mail so renewals can be quick-
ly processed.
Drivers License Ofce: Lo-
cated in the Treasurers Ofce.
Drivers licenses may be re-
newed any time during the period
of 30 calendar days before and
up to 60 calendar days after the
drivers birth date.
The drivers license station
hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. Phone 464-3230 with ques-
Veterans Affairs: Gary Smith,
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Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30
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641-464-2397 or 641-202-1199.
The Afton Police Department is
investigating a burglary that took
place during the night of July 29
at the El Ranchito Mexican Res-
taurant located at 183 E. Kansas
Street in Afton.
Taken was a Sharp XE
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an undetermined amount of cash
and some alcohol. The owner has
offered a $500 reward for infor-
mation leading to the arrest and
conviction of the person or persons
involved in this burglary. Anyone
with information should contact
the Afton Police Department at
641-347-5255 or the Union Coun-
ty Law Enforcement Center at
641-782-8402. Information will be
held condential.
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I wish to thank everyone who
sent a lovely birthday card for my
80th birthday. I received over sixty
cards. Each card was very wel-
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Community Calendar
Thursday, August 8
Free movie sponsored by Cory
French Family at the Princess
Theater at 2 p.m.
Mount Ayr Lions will meet at 6
p.m. Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Waubonsie Memorial Center
meeting at 7 p.m. in Benton.
Topaz Lodge #438 A.F. & A.M.
meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple
on Main Street in Kellerton.
Alcoholics Anonymous meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood
Center, Mount Ayr.
Friday, August 9
Mount Ayr Farmers Market on
south side of the Ringgold county
courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30
Tingley dance at the Tingley
community building from 6 to 9
Saturday, August 10
Farmers Market in Tingley at
10 a.m.
Breakfast for supper at the
Benton community building from
5 to 7 p.m. Freewill offering.
Sunday, August 11
The 33rd annual Burchett-
Greenman-Reynolds reunion will
be held at the Southwest Iowa
REC building in Mount Ayr with
a potluck at noon.
Annual Miller reunion at the
Benton commuity building with
a potluck at noon.
Ellston Pioneer Center is open
from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appoint-
ment for groups of ve or more.
Call Linda and Bob Swanson at
Monday, August 12
Thin Within support group will
meet at 5 p.m. at the Lighthouse.
Mount Ayr Community School
board meets at 6 p.m. in the MACS
board room.
Jam session at the Mount Ayr
American Legion building from
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mount Ayr Golf and Country
Club board will meet at 5:30 p.m.
at the clubhouse.
Sowing in Tears Support Group
will meet at 7 p.m. at the Light-
house Church, two miles west of
Mount Ayr.
Tuesday, August 13
Mount Ayr American Legion
Post 172 will meet at 6:30 p.m. at
the Post.
V.F.W. Lamoni Post will meet
at 7:30 p.m. at Lamoni Community
Wednesday, August 14
$1 sack day every day at the
Ringgold County Neighborhood
Public is invited to attend a
support group, Touching Our
Grief, sponsored by HCI Care
Services (formerly Hospice of
Central Iowa) from 1:30 to 3:30
p.m. at the Extension ofce. For
more information, contact Kathy
Rinehart, 464-2088.
Ringgold Outdoor Alliance
monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at
Iowa Roadhouse.
Thursday, August 15
Model Railraod Club will meet
at the Depot at 6 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Neighborhood
Center, Mount Ayr.
Friday, August 16
Mount Ayr Farmers Market on
south side of the Ringgold county
courthouse lawn from 2:30 to 5:30
Saturday, August 17
Farmers Market in Tingley at
10 a.m.
Southern Iowa Parks & Recre-
ations breakfast for supper at the
Kellerton community center from
5 to 7 p.m.
Jean and Jerry Barker - Then Jean and Jerry Barker - Now
Barkers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
Jerry and Jean Barker of Mount Pleasant will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary on September 1.
Jerry Barker and Jean Pottorff were married at the Com-
munity of Christ Church in Mount Ayr on September 1,
They are the parents of two children, Karmen (David)
Smith of New London and Darrel (Diann) Barker
of Madison, WI.
They have three grandchildren.
No formal celebration is planned.
Cards and correspondence may be sent to
them at 1546 Oakland Mills Rd., Mount Pleas-
ant, IA 52641.
Names in the News
Maggie Stuck
Stuck participated in
dance competition
Maggie Stuck participated in
the Talent on Parade National Fi-
nals dance competition in Over-
land Park, KS. Her group received
rst place overall in the tap divi-
sion for eight-year-olds and under.
Their winning performance was to
the song, Sea Cruise. Her group
received fourth place overall for
their routine to The Lion Sleeps
Tonight in the jazz category for
eight-year-olds and under. Stuck
also performed in the all-age pro-
duction competition large-group
category, where a second place
overall was achieved.
Stuck, age seven, has danced
for Center Stage Academy of the
Performing Arts for six years.
She is the daughter of Jim and
Megan Stuck of Warrensburg,
MO. Grandparents are John and
Kathy McFarland and Dave and
Cheryl Stuck, all of Warrensburg,
MO. Great-grandparents are Ruth
Egly, Marge McFarland and Vera
Moore, all of Mount Ayr.
Gregg awarded AIB
College of Business
degree recently
Rebecca Gregg of Mount Ayr
has been awarded an Associate in
Applied Science degree in Busi-
ness Administration-Sales and
Marketing from AIB College of
She was one of 201 AIB stu-
dents awarded associate diplomas
during commencement exercises
held recently.
Stark selected as
district governor
A former Mount Ayr resident
has been selected a district gover-
nor of Lions International
Fred Stark, former band instruc-
tor in Mount Ayr, is ofcially a
district governor for Lions Interna-
tional and represents the southeast
part of the state. This occurred at
the recent international convention
in Hamburg, Germany.
Stark joined the Mount Ayr Li-
ons Club in 1964 and became its
president in 1968. In 1973, he and
his wife, Nan, and their children
moved to Washington, IA where
he became president of that club.
Stark and his wife have been mar-
ried for 50 years.
Epiphany Knedler, daughter of
Cory and Beth Knedler of Vermil-
lion, SD, graduated with honors
from Vermillion high school in May
and plans to attend George Wash-
ington University in Wash. D.C. this
fall to study political science.
Earlier this year she came in
rst place in state debate and par-
ticipated in the National Debate
Tournament in Birmingham, AL in
June. In March she served as a page
for the legislature in Pierre, SD.
Epiphany is the granddaughter
of Janet and Jim Knedler of Tope-
ka, KS and Great-granddaughter of
Guelda Barker of Mount Ayr.
Knedler graduates
with honors
Mary Kathryn Gepner
Library Leangs
August 5 - Congratulations to
the young people of the commu-
nity who signed up for the summer
reading program, Dig Into Read-
ing, at the Mount Ayr Public Li-
brary. A total of 64 registered for
the program with 33 readers suc-
cessfully completing their reading
contract. Of that number 22 ex-
ceeded the number of books they
signed up to read. The library is
pleased to report that from June 3
through July 29, 802 books were
read by the communitys children.
This years champion reader is Jax-
son Greene who read 100 books.
Congratulations to Jaxson and to
his mother, Jodie, for their part in
a very successful summer reading
Each child who participated in
the program earned a reading certif-
icate even if they did not complete
their reading contract. Those who
read all the books they contracted
to read, received a book chosen
just for them. Those who exceeded
their reading contract were given
an additional prize. The certi-
cates, books and additional prizes
were given out at the Awards Day,
Sunday, August 4. Forty-four chil-
dren and their parents attended the
Awards Day.
New to the library in large print
ction: The Lemon Orchard by
Luanne Rice, Inferno by Dan
Brown, Second Honeymoon
by James Patterson, First Sight
by Danielle Steele and Chain of
Thunder, A Novel of the Siege of
Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara, the sec-
ond book in his Civil War trilogy
on the war in the west.
In regular print ction: 9th
Girl by Tami Hoag, Silver Star
by Jeanette Walls, The Highway
by C.J. Box and Bomb Shell,
An FBI Thriller by Catherine
In regular print nonction, A
Higher Call by Adam Makos is
an incredible true story of combat
and chivalry in the war-torn skies
of World War II.
In young adult ction: The
Moon and More by Sarah Des-
In elementary ction: Charlie
Goes to School by Ree Drum-
mond. This is another delightful
book featuring Ree Drummonds
wonderful ranch dog, Charlie.
Charlie, a Basset hound, has long
oppy eyes and pretty short legs.
He loves to eat bacon, take long
naps, eat bacon, take long naps . .
. and eat bacon! Charlie Goes to
School has been placed in the li-
brary in memory of Bob Erickson
from the Fletchall family.
Angus Family Reunion
The family of Lloyd and Ruth
Angus enjoyed a reunion July 26-
29 hosted by Dave and Marie Still
at their farm. Ruth Angus enjoyed
giving each family a no sew quilt
wall hanging that shed made re-
cently, at 97 years old.
Attending were Doris Bane of
Laramie, WY; Joe, Lynelle and
Jairus Wolfe of Hurst, TX; Josh,
Kari and Teagan Taylor of Boli-
var, MO; Tom and Helen Pollock
of Malvern; Bill, Cathy, Katie, JT
and Gabi Pollock of Pella; Dan,
Stephanie and Will Pollock of Lin-
den; Jeff, Melissa, Tyler, Jacob and
Hayden Pollock of Treynor; Jen
Angus and Amie Estelle of Orange
City, and Dennis, Nina, Tate and
Isac Dugan, Warren Angus, Betty
Still, Lucas, Amanda and Lewis
Angus, Austin Angus, Ruth An-
gus and David and Marie Still of
Mount Ayr.
Taylor Family Reunion
Saturday, June 29, 2013, was a
busy day for the descendants of the
James and Nellie Taylor family,
gathering for their annual reunion.
Early it started with the golfers
at the Mount Ayr Country Club.
About 25 men and a few women
golfed in the morning and then
some also went out in the after-
A total of 138 family mem-
bers gathered at Fogle Lake at the
shelter house. There was a shing
contest, bubbles, kite ying, tat-
toos by Tattoo Lynn, bead crafts,
frog jumping contests, hula-hoop
contests, bubble gum blowing con-
tests, Name That Tune contest
organized by Tami and Rusty, a tal-
ent show and stupid human tricks,
karaoke and a concert by Korbie
Rinehart with the younger ones
singing along. As it got dark, there
were glow-in-the-dark sparklers,
fun for everyone.
This year, July 2012-2013,
there were three new babies with
Cora Taylor, daughter of Ryan and
Janelle Taylor, the only one in at-
tendance and the youngest one
present. Edna Jones and Alice May
Johnston were the leaders. There
was one marriage and one death.
Floyds family had the most mem-
bers in attendance, 37, and Clif-
fords a close second with 31.
The evening meal was catered
by Jeanann Taylor and Nolan New-
ton cooking the meat.
Those in attendance were Har-
olds family - Sandy Taylor of
Mount Ayr; Steve and Jackie Bohn,
Jackson of Plano, TX; Doug Gif-
ford, Sydnee and Brooklyn, Barb
Gifford, Staci and J D Feilmeier,
Cody and Jonah of Carroll; Steph-
anie and Marty Terrell and Charley
of West Des Moines; Helen Mae
Turner, Curt and Diana Turner, Mi-
cheal and Callie Bruce, Evan and
Caitlin, Katie Turner, Cole, Kyle
and Kennedy Strider and Pam
Palmer of Creston;
Bessies family - Alice May
Johnston of Bedford; Edna Jones,
Kathy and Tattoo Lynn Rinehart,
Tanner Rinehart and Tess Myer
of Mount Ayr; Korbie Rinehart of
Nashville, TN; Bob and Margo
Jones of Des Moines; Rob and
Phyllis Jones, Owen and Alex of
DeSoto; Todd and Stacie Jones of
Greeneld; Zach and Jess Jones of
Waukee; Scott and Heather Jones
of Adel; Justin and Teena Jones,
MaKayla, MaKenna, Derek and
MaKel of Tingley;
VerlaDeans family - Jan Slay-
baugh of Independence, MO; Greg
and Heather Slaybaugh, Charlie
Slaybaugh of Lees Summitt, MO;
Waynes family - Jeannie
Halsey, Doug and Anna Taylor,
Brian, Preston, Chelsea and Casey
of Saint Joseph, MO; Dixie and
Jim Linkey, T. J. Percell, Tami and
Rusty Burlington and Deb and Ron
Capps of Kansas City, MO;
Cliffords family - Jan and
Larry Dalbey of Tucson, AZ; Gary
and Jean Taylor of Springeld,
IL; Gary and Darla Sobotka, Alex
Sobotka, Patty and Chris Eaton,
Logan, Connor, Abby, and Mike
Warin of Mount Ayr; Joe and Don-
na Warin of Maloy; Rachel and
Michael Inloes of Overland Park,
KS; Shon and Karen Berry, Austin
Berry and Cassie Mahan of Cres-
ton; Cody and Stephanie Sobotka
of Ankeny; Owen and Sharla Mc-
Carron, Owen of Cedar Rapids;
Jack and Dixie Taylor and Bailey,
Ty and Caleb Taylor of Diagonal;
Floyds family - Todd and Jen-
nifer Taylor, Matthew, Kyle and
Katie of Parkville, MO; Bill and
Joni Taylor, Colby and Jenna,
Mike and JeanAnna Taylor of
Creston; Ryan and Janelle Tay-
lor, Kaysen and Cora of West Des
Moines; Blair and Martena Taylor,
Tate of Nevada; Nolan and Stepha-
nie Newton, Dallas of Mount Ayr;
Doug Newton of Elk Horn; Dick
and Janis Taylor, Judy and Claire
Newton, Jim and Patty Newton,
Steve and Terri Newton, Ethan,
Emily, Anna Brooklyn Brown and
Danielle and Jeremy Grace, Claire
of Diagonal.
Several organized the games,
got the sh worms, poles and en-
tertained all.
Hope to see you all next year!
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Senior Citizen
Activity Center
Mount Ayr
Meal Site
August 5 - Friday, August 9,
those at the site will honor those
with August birthdays. Angel food
cake with frosting is on the menu
that day, along with ice cream
provided by Marlene Keller. The
main course will be porcupine
meatballs. If you have an August
birthday, come on out. Even if you
dont have a birthday this month,
join them for a good meal.
Rose Merrill reported that she
had received many birthday cards
for her 80th birthday.
Dustin Wiley and Iona Triggs
donated cucumbers so all enjoyed
cucumbers and onions one day.
Richard announced that Terry
Roberts and Kathy Rinehart would
be at the site on Friday, August 9,
to entertain with their singing. Be
sure to come and enjoy them as
they are very good. They plan to
start around 11:30 a.m.
Allen and Janetta Heggs of Ce-
dar Rapids came to the meal site
with Myron and Shirley Ingram
Friday. Allen is Shirleys brother.
Kudos to Shirley Ingram, Eve-
lyn Sickels, Louise Frost and Con-
nie Eason who were volunteers last
week. They are greatly appreciat-
Due to healthy guidelines, the
site can no longer have pan-fried
chicken. It must be oven-fried.
This writer knows a lot of you
dont like that, but they have to
go by the rules to keep the meal
site. The oven-fried chicken they
had last time was very good. Also,
the menus come from the main of-
ce and have to be served on the
day that the menu says they will
be. These are a few of the changes
they have to go by. So bear with
them and continue to support the
local meal site,
Remember, please make reser-
Everything we hear is an opin-
ion, not a fact. Everything we see
is a perspective, not the truth. --
Marcus Aurelius
August 5 - The Activity Center
had a good group from Mount Ayr
Health Care Center and Clearview,
both the nursing home and estates
portions, Monday. Discussion of
the day was some favorite foods
that their mothers prepared when
they were children. Some of those
favorites were mush, corn fritters,
fried potatoes, blackberry pie, fry
bread, fresh baked bread, corn
bread, homemade cottage cheese,
fried chicken, etc. It made a lot
of them hungry and they had just
eaten coffee cake and mufns!
The Activity Center is also get-
ting ready to host the LifeServe
Blood Mobile Tuesday along
with the Legion Auxiliary. They
hope they have a good turnout as
LifeServe has been the sole pro-
vider of blood to the Ringgold
County Hospital since 2006.
Next Tuesday, August 13, the
Center will host the monthly pot-
luck at noon. Plan to join them.
Bring a covered dish or, if you are
unable to do that, put a small dona-
tion in the little jar and join in. Ja-
net and Sharon are going to make
beefburgers and provide the buns.
Look for more information on
the picnic and game night that will
be held on Sunday, August 25, in a
later article.
Sharon and Janet got the carpet
shampooed last week so they think
the Center is in good shape for a
while now. It is amazing how the
carpet looks pretty good even be-
fore the shampooing. The group
picked out the right color for hid-
ing little problems for sure.
Stop by and join in at the Activ-
ity Center for one of the regularly
scheduled games or events or one
of their specials. They love to see
new people along with the regu-
lars. Those at the Center love to
help people stay young whether it
is with exercises or socialization!
August 5 - Eugene McAlexan-
der reports the weather totals for
July as a high of 92 degrees on July
18, a low of 50 degrees on July 28
and a total rainfall of 1.45 inches.
Linda Manning of Clive is vis-
iting this week with her parents,
Jack and Phyllis Manning.
Mary Kay Loutzenhiser
August 5 - Ron and Toni Schla-
pia visited Dean and Marietta
Cobb Saturday afternoon. They
had Rons favorite, raspberry pie.
Lynn King and James Drake
visited Lynns brother.
Congrats to Brad and Alisa
Melvin on the birth of their baby
boy, Brody Corwin. Donna Melvin
is the local grandma.
Congrats to Delbert Molt and
Jodi Lawrence on becoming new
employees of the Blockton post of-
Ed and Anne Meek attended the
Meek reunion Sunday. They had
about 30 there.
Sunday night guests of Jerry
and Judy King were Kristi and
Gabby Searl and Courtney, Quen-
tin and Brody King. They all en-
joyed vacation Bible school.
Mary Kay Loutzenhiser, Peggy
and Gabe Roed and Susan Beemer
had a good day shopping in Saint
Joseph, MO.
Remember: You are here to
make the world a better place be-
cause youve lived.
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August 5 - Charles, Becky and
Jasper Abarr visited with Jariah
and Chris Walker and family in
Grimes Sunday. They also went
to the awards ceremony of the ne
arts show on the state fair grounds
where Becky received rst place in
the ber division.
Mary and Morris Carpenter vis-
ited Juanita Laird in Beaconseld
Helen Combs visited with
Mary Carpenter Friday morning.
Barbara and Eli Mast and Miriam
Borntrager called on Helen Sunday
afternoon. Lori, Jacob, Jeremy and
Justina Wimer visited with Helen
Sunday morning after church.
Gladys Jones visited with Jean-
ie Jones in Mount Ayr Wednesday
morning. Gladys called on Betty
and J.W. Robertson Thursday and
attended the prayer service at the
Assembly of God Church in Grant
City, MO. Saturday Gladys, Mary
and Cindy Daniels shopped and
had lunch at KFC in Maryville,
Jerry and Peggy Overholser and
Verna Martin went to Clarinda Sat-
urday evening and had supper at J
Bruners Restaurant.
Katie Hayse and Shaun Kniep
went to the farmers market in Des
Moines Saturday.
Melinda and Jan Shervheim
and family hosted an all-day vaca-
tion Bible school at their house on
Saturday with 35 in attendance.
Cindy and Dick Snethen took a
load of hay to Leigh Ann and Jim
Freeman in Beatrice, NE Monday.
Annabel Walkup visited with
Vera Carson Thursday afternoon.
Lil Rinehart, Justina Wimer and
Bobbi Bainum went to Clarinda
Friday and met Susie Rinehart for
lunch at the Ice House Restaurant.
Bobbi and Michael Bainum went
with Charlotte and Dale Knight to
Parnell, MO for supper Saturday
August 5 - For those who are
asking about the writers health,
she is getting along very well. She
must wear the boot until August 15
and she has three more weeks of
antibiotics to take. The wound is
just about healed.
Monday afternoon Mary Swank
went to the home of Karen Wimer
and visited with her other guests,
Ruth Egley, Lavena Wimer, Mil-
dred Cannon and Evelyn Sickels.
Mary Gepner went to Des
Moines Wednesday to get prizes
and books for the summer reading
Modern Mothers Club met
Wednesday evening at Rumors.
Thursday supper guests of Bob
and Lucy Ricker were Bruce and
Michell Ricker and Brent, Martha,
Jessie, Jake and Joe Ricker.
House guests last week of Wal-
lace and Patty Sobotka were her
cousins, Shirley and Dick Ross of
Alberta, Canada.
Sunday dinner guests of Don
and Joan Stringham were Jamie
Stringham, Matt Swank, Katie Mc-
Gary and LeaAnn and Mike, Mal-
inda, Shane and Mitchel Swank.
Sunday afternoon awards day
was held at the Mount Ayr Pub-
lic Library. Mary Gepner passed
out reading certicates, books
and prizes to kids who met their
requirements of books that they
agreed to read.
Callers during the week of Ju-
nior and Mary Swank were Su-
san Ferber of Greeneld, Richard
Swank, Karla Larson and Jarred,
Mitchel Swank, Linda Haley and
Tony Butler.
Patty Sobotka was a shopper in
Saint Joseph, MO Sunday.
August 5 - Betsy Keenan visit-
ed with her son, Elijah Terrell, and
her sister, Kathy Keenan-Takagi,
in Buffalo, NY over the weekend.
Kathi Braby took her parents,
Fred and Joyce Haynes, to Nor-
walk Tuesday. They were able to
watch Holden Dukes play base-
ball. After the game they visited in
the Lafe and Laura Dukes home.
Monday and Tuesday Hannah
Jackson, Amber Davison, Paige
Lynch and Emma Mobley attended
middle school volleyball camp.
Joan Jackson visited in the
home of Erin Jackson Thursday af-
ternoon. That evening she helped
with commencement exercises on
the campus of Northwest Missouri
State University.
Maloy will soon have a new
resident. Jordan Stewart has re-
cently purchased the former Marin
Hintz property.
Becca and Madyson Hensen at-
tended the exotic animal auction
in Mount Ayr Saturday. Later the
Hensen family enjoyed a time of
Paige Lynch attended the Snow
Valley Basketball School at Wart-
burg College in Waverly for four
days last week. Her parents, Jason
and Tara Lynch, went up Wednes-
day to watch some of the evening
Joe Warin, Kevin Jackson and
Tyler Hensen were some of the
many who have taken their camp-
ers to the state fair last week.
Brian Terrells nephew, Leonar-
do, and his wife spent the weekend
in Maloy.
Friday night Craig and Kathi
Braby attended the activities at
the Mount Ayr Golf and Country
Wyatt and Hannah Jackson met
up with Jed and Jessica McCreary
at the movies Friday night. Later
they all went for pizza.
Megan Warin accompanied
Ruth and Rachel Gregg to a family
reunion Saturday. After that they
went to Des Moines to do some
school shopping.
Football has started for Wyatt
Jackson and Riley Weehler. They
had camps Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday.
Joan Jackson and Shirley Wine-
miller took in part of the long
Highway 141 garage sale Friday.
They stopped in Manning, Tem-
pleton, Dehum and Coon Rapids.
The Catholics of Ringgold
county have a new priest, Fr. Dave
Polich. He lived in the rectory in
Maloy 23 years ago and has re-
turned. This time he will be living
in Osceola.
Wyatt Jackson spent Saturday
night in the Lee Martin home.
Sunday Robert, Julie, Laura
and Amber Davison hosted a birth-
day party at their home for Nancy
Sackett and Amber. Also present
were Tom, Kristi, Raines, Mya and
Rowan Sacket, Donna and Denny
Stephens, Jennifer and Madelynn
Burn, Richard and Carole Davi-
son, Wayne and Carolyn Wilson
and Dan and Carol Coulson and
their grandson Adam.
The Hensen family has been
attending vacation Bible school in
Sunday Kevin, Melanie, Wyatt
and Hannah Jackson enjoyed boat-
ing on Three Mile Lake.
Donna and Katelyn Warin were
in Ames Saturday to move Katelyn
into her apartment at ISU.
Jason, Tara, Paige and PJ Lynch
went to the tractor pull in Grant
City, MO Friday night.
Craig and Kathi Braby played
golf with Scott and Tracy Giles in
Mount Ayr Saturday night.
August 5 - This writer believes
summer is back. They had a few
nice days last week, but the heat
is back with a vengeance. They
could really use some more rain,
too -- but they still have a lot to
be thankful for. Two more souls
turned their lives over to the Lord
at church Sunday. The Assembly
of God church had a contest to see
whether the men or the women
could save more change in their
little Buddy-banks. All the pro-
ceeds go to Hope Ministries in Des
Moines. Winners were to throw
water balloons at the losers des-
ignate. Well, while they were mea-
suring the weight of the coins, the
buckets broke, and all the money
went together, so both teams won
and both teams lost, but Hope
Ministries gets the benet! Alice
Sweeten and Rod Smith put on
their rain garb and withstood the
water balloons and everyone had
lots of fun.
Rod and Debbie Holmes were
in Des Moines on business Friday
and did some shopping.
Jan Holmes and Kathryn Still
went to Pizza Hut for lunch Tues-
day. Wednesday the sisters were
Bethany, MO shoppers and got
some nice melons. They took a
melon to their brother, John, af-
ter they got home. The sisters
were Creston shoppers Saturday.
They stopped by and visited with
Doug and Gina Still and Hallie
and Zander on the way home.
Cassie Still stayed overnight with
her Grandma Kathy and Aunt Jan
Saturday and Sunday nights. Sat-
urday evening Jan and Kathryn
visited with Brad and Christy Still,
Macey and Ronche and Katie Still
at Brads.
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During his report Wise updated
the Council on a number of other
city projects:
Wise said he was really
disappointed about the lack of
progress on the Gareld Street re-
surfacing project. He said the con-
tractors were in town a few weeks
ago to complete work for the coun-
ty. During that time, however, the
project had to be put on hold until
utilities were moved. By the time
the utility issue was taken care of,
the contractors crew had left town
and wont be able to return until
possibly September.
Wise shared good news about
the status of the city garbage col-
lection after one month of service.
He said landll expenses for the
rst month ran just under $3,000,
Continued fromfront page
Council updated on city projects
about half of what he had estimat-
ed in his original budget. In addi-
tion, revenues for the service came
in just below $13,000 as compared
to $10,364.50 in expenses, includ-
ing a quarterly landll allocation
of $4,227.50.
He reported that since the city
had begun using the street sweeper
a total of 64 tons of dirt and sand
had been taken off city streets.
Earl Drake had completed
work wiring the new city bulk
water statin and would now move
to work on lights at Judge Lewis
Wise reported the city Bush
Hog implement had been repaired,
but the sickle mower was currently
not functioning. Council member
Cannon suggested the city hold off
on any repairs to the sickle mower
for this season and to explore the
purchase of a disc mower head-
ing into next season. Wise said he
would research the costs of a disc
mower and report them at a later
council meeting.
Wise said repairs to the storm
sewer on Columbus Street were
close to being completed, but he
added he may seek an easement
from property owners near the
sewer to bury a tile line to carry the
runoff from the repaired sewer.
Wise also mentioned the city
crew had found a sanitary sewer
line encased in concrete as they
worked on drainage issues associ-
ated with the Gareld Street proj-
ect. He said the concrete sewer line
had been removed and replaced
with sewer pipe as part of the larg-
er project.
Other business
In other business the council:
Approved painting the curb
across from the re station in red
to designate a no parking zone.
Approved the annual Street
Financial report in preparation for
ling the state-mandated report.
Approved a Class C liquor li-
cense to include outdoor and Sun-
day sales for the Ramsey Supper
Approved the transfer of
$30,000 from the Local Option
Sales Tax fund and $20,000 from
the industrial building fund to the
general fund to bolster general
fund balance.
Approved the destruction of
old city records from scal years
2005-2006, 2006-2007 and 2007-
2008 in compliance the schedule
set by the Record Retention Man-
ual of Iowa Cities.
Is seeking to ll a vacant seat
on the city Board of Adjustment.
This weeks picture comes cour-
tesy of John Hood and can also be
found on page 9 of the June 12,
1896 issue of the Twice-A-Week
News. Shirley Hickman and I have
referenced this edition dozens of
times as it is a collectors issue.
Randolph and Walter Beall
were publishers of the Twice-A-
Week News, a Mount Ayr news-
paper, in 1895 when they received
a special edition copy of a neigh-
boring county seat newspaper.
The special edition was printed on
high-quality paper and contained
dozens of photographs. I believe
this is where Randolph got the idea
or motivation to print the June 12,
1896 issue.
Randolphs special addition
came in three sections of eight
pages each. There are more than
forty photographs of Ringgold
county businesses and homes and
more than seventy-ve portraits of
Ringgold county business leaders.
Church, school and business histo-
ries are abundant. Biographies of
businessmen, pastors and teachers
populate every page. It is a wealth
of commercial, religious, voca-
tional and academic information.
The high-quality paper guaranteed
the survival of many issues into the
twenty-rst century.

Concerning our school picture,
the article says Eureka School
measured 26 x 27 and was built in
1895 at a cost of $500. The school
was built on a new hygienic prin-
ciple plan which permitted no
direct sunlight (notice the closed
Snapshots of History
Teacher and students pose in front of Eureka School, Rice No. 8 in the mid-1890s.

shutters on the left window). In-
stead, windows were built in the
north wall permitting indirect sun-
light. We know this experiment
failed as future schools were not
built on this plan.
I was lucky enough to stumble
on more Eureka School informa-
tion in a July 1895 Twice-A-Week
News. The school, located two and
a half mile southeast of Delphos,
was built by William Ferguson,
C. T. Gunter, Fred Keith and Oren
Nicholson. William Ferguson, the
lead carpenter, later built Bentons
rst multi-room schoolhouse.
Thanks to John Hood for the
picture, who probably got it from
his mother, Irene, herself a ru-
ral school teacher among other
The combination of a bathing pool lled with kernels of corn, a handful
of toy trucks and tractors and a warm August day spell fun for these boys
at Great Western Banks Family Fun Day this week.
As Iowas corn crop grows tall-
er, motorists are urged to use extra
caution at roadway intersections
and railroad crossings where the
drivers view may be obstructed.
Iowa Department of Transpor-
tation statistics show there were 33
crashes during 2012 at rural inter-
sections due to obstructed views by
trees or crops. These crashes killed
one person and caused at least 40
injuries, 14 of those were consid-
ered major.
Jeremey Vortherms, the Iowa
Home gardeners have watched
melon vines ll considerable gar-
den space while anticipating har-
vest time. Most watermelon va-
rieties produce mature fruit 75 to
95 days after seeding and 42 to 45
days after pollination. Cantaloupe
requires 35 to 45 days to mature
from owering, depending on the
temperature. Horticulturists with
Iowa State University Extension
and Outreach tell how to determine
when melons are ready to harvest.
To have additional questions an-
swered, contact ISU Hortline at or 515-294-
How can you tell when a musk-
melon is ripe?
The fruit of the muskmelon
or cantaloupe is mature when the
stem slips easily from the melon
with slight pressure. The melon is
not ripe if the stem has to be forc-
ibly separated from the fruit. Other
indicators of maturity are based
on touch, appearance and aroma.
When ripe, the ower end (the end
opposite the stem) of the melon
should be slightly soft. As the fruit
matures, the skin between the net-
ting turns from green to yellow.
Finally, a ripe melon produces a
strong muskmelon aroma.
How can you tell when to har-
vest honeydew melons?
Unlike muskmelons, the fruit of
honeydews do not slip off the vine
when mature. The best indicator of
ripeness is a slight softening of the
blossom end of the fruit. There may
also be a subtle change in the color
of the honeydew. Honeydews can
be stored for two or three weeks at
a temperature of 45 to 50 degrees
How do I know when a water-
melon is ready to harvest?
Harvest watermelons when
the underside or belly of the fruit
turns from a greenish white to but-
tery yellow or cream. This color
change is especially pronounced
on the dark green skinned variet-
ies. In addition, the fruit tends to
lose its slick appearance on top and
becomes dull when ripe.
For most individuals, thumping
or tapping the melon is generally
not a good indicator of ripeness.
Rapping an immature melon with
your knuckles produces a metal-
lic ring. A ripe melon gives off a
hollow or dull ring. While experi-
Yard and Garden:
Melon time soon
News & Notes
Judy Hensley
enced home gardeners may be able
to determine the maturity of water-
melons using the thump test, most
individuals will have difculty dif-
ferentiating between the sounds.
When harvesting watermelons,
leave two inches of the stem on the
fruit. Watermelons can be stored
at room temperature for about one
week and for two to three weeks at
50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
The DNR has announced the winners of its Healthy & Happy Out-
doors Iowa Photo Quilt contest.
The winner from Ringgold county is Kelly Souza.
The DNR received more than 400 entries for the contest, which
was judged by Jake Zweibohmer, Art Director for Iowa Outdoors
magazine. The photographer with the best photo for each county will
each receive a one-year subscription to Iowa Outdoors.
The winning photos have been placed in a photo quilt banner that
will be displayed at the DNR building at the Iowa State Fair. To view
all the photos submitted for the contest, visit the DNR on Pinterest at
Healthy & Happy Outdoors, or H2O, connects Iowans with out-
door resources to reduce stress and improve their health.
Iowans can go to and use the interactive
map to nd more than 30 types of outdoor activities at more than 1,600
state and county parks and recreation areas. Participants who create
an account and log their activities are automatically entered into prize
drawings for outdoor gear.
Ringgold County Child Care
has announced their sponsorship
of the Family Resource Center in
the Child and Adult Care Food
Meals are provided without re-
gard to race, color, national origin,
sex, age or disability. Child care
participants who are members of
FIP or food assistance households
or who are Head Start participants
are automatically eligible to re-
ceive free meals. Adult care par-
ticipants who are members of food
assistance or who are SSI or Med-
icaid participants are automati-
cally eligible to receive free meals.
Meals are available at no separate
charge to enrolled children/adults
in the Family Resource Center.
Income eligibility guidelines
for free or reduced meals is avail-
able from Ringgold County Child
Care or the Family Resource Cen-
Tall corn can
obstruct views
DOTs state safety engineer, said,
If youve lived in Iowa through
a growing season, you know that
crops can obstruct views of high-
way and railroad intersections in
rural areas. Still, it seems people
underestimate the danger these in-
tersections can hold. Entering an
uncontrolled intersection or rail-
road crossing requires an added
measure of caution. Be alert and
take the extra time to look for other
Vortherms said motorists should
treat uncontrolled intersections as
if they had stop or yield signs post-
ed, and not enter the intersection or
cross the railroad tracks until they
are absolutely certain no vehicles
are coming from the side roads or
trains are present, and then proceed
with caution.
The danger is not only from
oncoming trafc on gravel roads.
Trains can be very difcult to spot
when tall corn stalks limit the view
at a rural crossing. Tammy Nich-
olson, director of the Iowa DOTs
Ofce of Rail Transportation,
says, Although trains are con-
siderably taller than most crops, it
still becomes difcult to see them
approaching at an uncontrolled
intersection where the view is
obstructed by vegetation or other
visibility hazards. Nicholson re-
minds motorists to Look, Listen
and Live when crossing railroad
Local child
care offers
free meals
Laminating services
available at the
Mount Ayr Record-News.
Sizes up to 11 x 17
Souza winner in Iowa
DNR photo contest
The Benton Antique Tractor
Pull be be held Saturday, August
24 beginning at 10 a.m.
The pull is open to tractors
from 1959 and older. Drivers are
to bring their own scale tickets for
Tractors will pull in low gear
wth no TA shifting.
The event charges no hook-up
fees and no prize money is of-
Participants and attendees can
enjoy a biscuits and gravy breakfast
for a free will offering. Lunch will
Antique tractor pull in
Benton August 24
also be available on the grounds.
Attendees are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs.
For more information, contact
Dan King at 641-344-1351.
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Assisted Living
August 5 - Charlie and Vickie
Jeanes were at the farm home Sat-
urday of Abby and Troy Hawk
near Sheridan, MO. They enjoyed
supper together at a restaurant in
Parnell, MO. Sunday evening the
Jeaneses and Lizzie Hanawalt and
Kayla and Tyler ate supper at the
Pizza Hut in Lamoni.
Gene Motsinger visited with
Darrell Holden and Brad Holden
Sunday morning Allyn Jarred
stopped in for a visit with Gene
and in the afternoon Gene visited
with Bill and Norma Stringham.
Sunday Walt and Beverly
McGinnis traveled to Omaha, NE
to the home of their daughter, Kar-
la and Carl McGinnis-Taylor and
Jasmine for the day. Kim Foster
and Sanai were also there for the
Joe and Susie Catanzareti, Neil
and Irma Johnston, Kevin James
and Richard Larsen were Sunday
dinner guests with Rose James.
Carmene James was a visitor in the
August 5 - There was a good
crowd Sunday in spite of vaca-
tions, fair, etc. Benson Hainline
preached in Pastor Bills absence.
His sermon was Getting Back on
Track. Faith Shinkle sang a spe-
cial accompanied by Joyce Gregg
on the piano.
Connie Richards returned from
a trip to Guatemala where she met
Jeff and Dana Scott and witnessed
the dedication of the church that
Ron Scott founded there.
Norm Jennings great-grand-
daughter, baby Joplyn, is recover-
ing from heart surgery in Minneso-
ta. Prayers are being sent her way
from Wishard.
Wishard is keeping the Bjus-
trom family in their prayers for the
loss of Garry last week.
Paul Dykstra will ll the pulpit
next week for Pastor Bill.
A reminder that there is no Sun-
day school for the month of Au-
Mary Troyer
Down Redding Way
August 5 - All are enjoying very
pleasant summer weather. The de-
spised chicory is thriving alongside
the country roads. The roots are 10
to 12 inches long. Its hard to get
rid of.
Guests of the Alvin Bontrager
family over the weekend were his
brother, William, and family of
Bloomeld and also Melvin Her-
shberger, Lester Gingerich and
David Lee Kuhns. They all also at-
tended church Sunday at the Jacob
Schrock home.
Roy and Cora Bontrager, Dena
and Wilma, Nelson Troyer and
Virgil, Levi and Ruby Mat went
to Ludington, MI Friday to attend
the funeral of two little boys, ages
eight and nine, nephews of Cora,
who drowned in a farm pond.
The area received the death of
Dan Kauffman, 83, of Bloomeld.
Friday afternoon Jacob Schrocks,
John Masts, Sam Millers, Her-
man Masts and Samuel Borntrag-
ers went for visitation Saturday.
Vernon Troyers, Lester Beechys
and Reuben Troyers went for visi-
tation. Sunday Ora Hochstetlers,
Levi Millers and Paul Troyers
went to the funeral. Butch and Ina
Chapin furnished transportation
and also attended the funeral.
The Paul and Jonas Troyer fam-
ilies visited the Henry Doorly Zoo
in Omaha, NE last Friday.
The Junior Millers spent the
weekend in Homer, MI.
Jacob Schrocks hosted the an-
nual community ice cream supper
Thursday evening. Volleyball was
enjoyed by the young and energet-
August 5 - Well, the campers
are in at the fairgrounds in Des
Moines and they could not t one
more in. Talk about being on top
of your neighbor, but everyone al-
ways has a good time. All are al-
ways anxious to hear what is new
and different at the fair each year.
Monday started off with exer-
cise and unscrambling words on
the board. Scott Marcum had Bi-
ble study and all enjoyed leftover
fudge from the state fair picnic af-
ter the lesson.
Everyone came to the living
room Tuesday morning to play the
shing game. This writer thinks
they all caught a peppermint on
their shing poles. Bingo was
Tuesday afternoon with Lorane
Leonard, Lila Barker, Evelyn Ste-
venson, Darlene Gilbert, Gladys
Gose and Clara Kilgore as win-
Exercise and trivia from the
20-minute trivia book was on the
schedule for Wednesday morning.
The minister from the Area Bible
Fellowship church was the min-
ister for church Wednesday after-
noon. Gunner Kershner and Peter
and Nathan Shervheim played their
guitars and sang. Tom Smith also
gave a testimonial of his faith.
Thursday morning was This
Happened in August trivia on
the patio. It was such a nice day.
Everyone enjoyed being outside.
Resident council was Thursday af-
Tim Maxa joined the residents
for exercise and trivia Friday
morning. Arnold Leonard brought
cake and ice cream for staff and
residents in honor of Loranes
birthday. It was very good.
Bingo was Saturday afternoon
with Dorothy Wetzel winning
blackout and regular bingo, Glad-
ys Gose winning the small picture
frame and the four corners and
Hank Garner winning down the
Bs & Os.
Everyone would like to wel-
come Dennis Brown to Clearview.
Dennis is from Creston and wife
Vicki is spending time with him.
Welcome to Clearview, Dennis!
Visitors have been Liz Kilgore,
Kerry Saville and Kathy, Ashley,
Daisy and Elena Valenzuela with
Clara Kilgore; Jack and Dixie Tay-
lor, Darla Sobotka and Doug and
Preston Taylor with Lorabel Tay-
lor; Ron and Laurie Travis with
Evelyn Lund; Trevor Connor and
Erika Leston with Coletta Bradley;
Judy Mozingo and Cheryl Plate
with Evelyn Stevenson; Galen
and Marcia Nickell with Dorothy
Wetzel; Eric, Sundae and Meghan
Nordstrom with Ona Knott; Dee
Schild with Helen Lyddon; Norm-
ie Beggs with several, and Cindy
and Tim Fisher and Ken and Julie
Clark with Dennis Brown.
August 5 - Sunday - Linda
Bell took off early this morning,
at 6:45 a.m., with daughter Darla
for northeast Iowa. She has a load
of girls, nine, two are her daugh-
ters, and they are headed for a
basketball camp at the campus of
Wartburg College in Waverly. Af-
ter they dropped them off and got
them settled in their dorm rooms,
they headed on up to Lindas
moms. The camp lasts four days
and theyll visit her mom and pick
them back up Wednesday around
2 p.m. There are around 350 girls
going to this camp, ages fourth
grade through high school. The
girls were really excited and liked
their dorm rooms.
With Darla there at her moms
too, a lot of work got done, espe-
cially outside, tree trimming and
lots of cleaning out ower beds, etc.
They also took her shopping, out to
eat and to the doctor and made her
some home-cooked meals. The al-
ways said, Dont bother because
Im not hungry. But you ought to
see the plate of food she puts away
for not being hungry.
Thursday, there in Cleareld,
everybody took their campers up
to the fair. Some already went yes-
terday. They could line up north
of the grandstand, ready to go in
at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Jerry
Ewalt is one who helps park, one
of about eight guys. They mea-
sure and try to have some order
so it is possible to get everyone in.
He said it was full when they got
done and said he had never seen
it so full, one camper is about 10
feet from the north entrance of the
bathhouse. Everybody keeps get-
ting bigger campers and the space
the fair board has allotted the Li-
ons stays the same. Linda guesses
theyll just have to squeeze tighter.
The club is celebrating its 50th year
of doing the shuttle service and the
fair board is doing several things
to honor them. One thing is that
they will be grand marshals of the
parade Wednesday evening. The
three remaining originals -- Dale
Juergens, Dale Cooper and Jerry
Maharry -- who were there when
it started and they will head the
parade in a convertible, followed
by Ken Stephens with his Allis
Chalmers tractor and an original
shuttle bus with Lions members.
Linda Bell hopes Dale Juergens
can make it. He was in the hospi-
tal last week with pneumonia. Hes
better but still a little weak.
Closing this week with: Ive
learned that history is not always
what actually happened, but what
people reported to have hap-
From the coffee table, Linda B.
August 5 - Are you someone
who missed out on going to the
fair? Dont feel bad. Ones com-
ing to Tingley. Mark August 16 on
your calendar. Everyone needs to
think about what they can bring
to exhibit or show. Fairs have ev-
erything, so it can be anything. A
plus for this fair, the buildings air
conditioned, and you dont have to
ght the trafc to get there. Get to
thinking. More information next
Also the Community Singers
from the Lenox, Cleareld and sur-
rounding areas will be entertaining
at the Tingley site, Monday, Au-
gust 19, beginning at 11 a.m.
Along with all the usual food,
fun and fellowship take place daily
at the meal site. Two special cel-
ebrations were special highlights
there this past week, grandchild
day and a birthday party.
A very successful grandchild
day was held there Tuesday. A nice
assortment of ages was present.
Tuesdays always band day, and
it was this day too. What a band
it was! Not only was it composed
of the regular members, they were
joined by guests present and played
a variety. Sounded pretty good,
too. Under the direction of Cindy
Allen, assisted by Cathy Mason,
guests came forth and played sev-
eral well known songs on the bells
for a portion of the days program.
Both activities are very poplar and
fun. A special request from the au-
dience for the rain dance by Marge
Werner and Pauline Murphy was
honored by these two ladies. They
asked for three inches, but are hop-
ing for at least half inch.
Those with guests for grandchild
day then introduced their guests.
Darlene Whites guests were chil-
dren Jerry and Sandy White,
grandchildren, Toni Oliver, Paige
and Brock. Sharon Case borrowed
Tyler and Wesley Armstrong for
the day. Carmene James brought
granddaughters Leigh, Anne and
Kate James. Nancy Jarreds guests
were daughter Monica Wiederholt
and granddaughters Addison and
Alyssa Deets. Charlene and Larry
Ford borrowed Hanna Ackley
for their grandchild. Leota Pin-
kie Collins adopted Chris Allen,
Blaine Orlanda and Lydia and
Alexis Lasswell for the day. Marge
Perry brought her granddaughter,
Mandy, while Marge Werner had
grandchildren Clint Werner and
Ashton and Joe and Heather Wer-
ner and Ty present.
Three special awards were giv-
en, one to Pinkie Collins for most
guests, one to Marge Werner for
youngest guest and one to Darlene
White for oldest guest.
Dick Walden gave the blessing
and all then enjoyed dining togeth-
All guests received a roll of
pennies to either play bingo or take
All declared it a fun, successful
All August birthdays were hon-
ored at a party held Friday at the
meal site. Present to share birthday
honors were Bonnie Manders and
Don Wimmer. Recognition was
also given to Larry Sackett and
Bonnie and Gerry Young, who
took out meals this day.
The Friday Singers were pres-
ent to provide the days special en-
tertainment with selections chosen
for the month.
Dave Patch favored with The
Lords Prayer for the days bless-
Hester Derscheid provided
birthday cakes for the occasion
and Bonnie Manders provided ice
cream for the day.
Lee and Shirley Brand made it
seem like Christmas. They brought
a variety of items to give away.
Everyone always looks forward
to the rst Friday of the month.
Everyone wonders how many dear
friends from Health Care and Ma-
ple Ridge Estates theyll see. They
hit the jackpot Friday and had 14.
They included Ruth Angus, Nova
Giles, Irene Hogue, Dorothy Main,
Dorothy Hughes, Vergene Higgins,
Dick Fuqua, Margaret Wilson, An-
nabelle Jones, Betty Rullestad,
Virginia Albers, Paul and Frances
Smith and Deanna Adams. Wonder
what next month will bring.
Monday was a typical Monday.
Virginia Walden, Harold Brown
and Vern Brown provided some
music for those present to enjoy.
Lots of fellowship takes place
those quieter days.
All were sorry to receive word
that Rick Williams had passed
away. He enjoyed being a part
of the meal site there until health
problems made it necessary for his
move to Marshalltown. Services
were held at Powers Funeral Home
in Afton Tuesday. Sympathy is ex-
tended to his mother, Karen Wil-
liams, and other family members.
Everyone also learned that Tony
Driskills mother had passed away.
Sympathy is extended to Tony and
other family members.
August 5 - The weather has
been beautiful this past week. Sev-
eral residents took advantage of
the weather by going out. Danny
Gregg enjoyed going to the Mount
Ayr Meal Site several times over
the past week.
Family and friends also enjoyed
coming in to eat with the residents.
Phyllis Sickels ate with Silvia Hall.
Kenneth and Virginia McAlexan-
der ate with Shirley McAlexander.
Ada Stanley enjoyed Susan Stanley
for a lunch guest. Bev Moore was
pleased to have her mother, Vera,
sister, Susan, and niece, Korbi,
join her for a picnic on the patio.
Congratulations to Molly Bu-
dach! Molly is the recipient of the
IHCA Scholarship towards her RN
degree in nursing. A tea was held
in her honor with family, friends
and residents all present to help her
Sylvia Hall was an honored
guest during coffee hour Tuesday
morning as she was July resident
of the month. It was fun to learn
more about Sylvia as she shared
many stories and facts about her
Many games were enjoyed
through the week such as high roll-
ers, noodle hockey, word searches,
dictionary fun, pastimes, exercises,
nail care, devotions, horse shoes,
outdoor games and more.
Pastor and Mrs. Hawkins ar-
rived Tuesday afternoon and
shared a lesson. Residents enjoyed
a sermon Wednesday delivered by
Pastor Joyce Smith. She led church
while Ellen Powell played the pia-
Marlene Hinz took Virginia Al-
bers and Earl Brand shing at Sun
Valley lake. They did catch a few
sh and had a wonderful morning.
Bingo continues to be the favor-
ite game. Calling numbers this past
week was Phyllis Riggs and help-
ing were Harold Crawford, Phyllis
Sickels and Haylea England. Guest
players were Corwin Karr, Joy
Roberts and Steve Campbell. Win-
ing games were Phyllis Sickels,
Vergene Higgins, Steve Campbell,
Ada Stanley, Margaret Fletchall,
Elaine McCampbell, Haylea Eng-
land, Ruth Angus, Kathryn Adams,
Nova Giles, Lorene Triggs, Anna-
belle Jones, Nina Poore and Doro-
thy Main, Elaine McCampbell,
Marvin Morse and Nova Giles all
won blackout.
Virginia Albers, Dorothy Main,
Nova Giles and Irene Hogue all
enjoyed a trip to the Tingley Meal
Site Friday for music, visiting and
Movie time was enjoyable as
residents watched Loves Unfold-
ing Dream on a lazy afternoon.
Mary K. Overholtzer arrived
Sunday morning where she taught
Sunday school, sang hymns with
residents and visited before depart-
All August birthdays will be
celebrated this Thursday after-
noon with a party hosted by the
American Legion Auxiliary. The
fun all begins at 2 p.m. with mu-
sic by Marlys McPherson and re-
freshments by Auxiliary members.
Those with special days in August
are Danny Gregg, Don Campbell
and Phyllis Faubion.
Welcome visitors over the past
week have been Roger and Terri
Main of Creston, Regan Main
and Holly Jerome with Dorothy
Main; Susan Stanley Jennifer and
Lucy DeMott of Bedford with Ada
Stanley; Steve and Marilyn Werner
with Maxine Werner; Phillip King,
Paula and Mehmet Unsal of New
Jersey, Margaret Florea of Hop-
kins, MO and Dan King with Ed
King; Vera Moore, Susan Fisher
and Korbi Munoz of Indianola
with Bev Moore;
Judy Doolittle with Loreen
Reed; Joy Roberts, Grace Warin,
Faith Shinkle and Rusty Faubion
with Phyllis Faubion; Steve Camp-
bell of Altoona and Paulette Clem
of Maryland with Paul and Marie
Campbell; Donna Pedersen and
Doris Rule with Virginia Powell;
Ethel Campbell with Don Camp-
bell; Pete Lesan and Roger Gregg
with Danny Gregg; Jack and San-
dy South with Doris South; Regan
Main, Holly Jerome, Becky An-
drews, Wilma Schafer, Jean Gil-
liland and Lois Triggs with Earl
Brand; Larry and Pat Teply, Missy
the dog and Aiden and Shannon
Melody with Gerald Gardner;
Dorothy Hughes and Jennifer
and Lucy DeMott of Bedford with
several; Bob and Teri Campbell
with Margaret Campbell; Lorrie
Haver with Wayne Bohn and Phyl-
lis Faubion; Tom and Alice Tabb
of Kansas City, MO with Dorothy
Frank Gunsolley with Wayne
Bohn; Judy Pottorff and Con-
nie Worthington and Terri of Des
Moines with Margaret Fletchall;
Lyle Hogue of Hateld, MO and
Larry and Arletta Hogue of An-
keny with Irene Hogue;
Bobbie and Anne Rinehart of
Hateld, MO and Rhonda Cooper
of Kent with Kathryn Adams; Pete
Lesan and Phyllis Sickels with
Sylvia Hall; Kari, Josh and Teagan
Taylor of Bolivar, MO Doris Bane
of Laramie, WY, Ellen Powell,
Nina Dugan and Marie Still with
Ruth Angus, and Ed Minnick with
Darlene Minnick, and with sever-
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August 5 - July has been a busy
and exciting month with many
tenants attending family reunions,
community celebrations such as
Ayr Days and the Ringgold Coun-
ty Fair plus their regular scheduled
In July the weather is usually
hot and they picked a very hot day
to go to Creston shopping. That
didnt stop them by any means as,
in spite of the heat, all did enjoy
the sidewalk sales that just hap-
pened to be going on while they
were there. Everyone did have to
stop for a nice cold drink on the
way home, however.
Tenants are missing one of their
dear friends, Phyllis Faubion, as
she has recently moved next door
to the Mount Ayr Health Care Cen-
ter. They do wish her the best and
are very happy that she is close by
so they can visit.
Marjorie Ibbotson was the
hostess of her tea club this month
where her guests met in the living
area and together enjoyed refresh-
ments while conducting a meeting
before visiting.
The Ringgold County Fair was
enjoyed as tenants rst walked
through the buildings and viewed
the many exhibits and projects be-
fore stopping to enjoy bingo in the
commercial building.
Other outings during the month
of July included going to the Se-
nior Center for visiting and coffee
and going to the Tingley Meal Site
for lunch, music and visiting. Mak-
ing those trips were Dick Fuqua,
Vergene Higgins, Phyllis Faubion,
Margaret Wilson, Annabelle Jones
and Betty Rullestad.
Marie Still hosts social hour
every Tuesday afternoon and sub-
jects discussed this past month
were independence, fairs, 4-H,
ice cream, blueberries and family
reunions. Another weekly activity
that all enjoy very much is Mon-
day afternoons with Mary Kathryn
Gepner from the public library.
She always brings very interesting
topics and books to share.
Bingo is always a hit and was
enjoyed several times throughout
the month. Winners were Donna
Benegas, Elladeen McGahuey,
Betty Rullestad, Marjorie Ibbot-
son, Margaret Wilson, Earle Schad
and Dick Fuqua. Vergene Higgins
and Elladeen McGahuey were
blackout winners.
It was very nice to have The
Tingley Band around to entertain
and join tenants for refreshments.
All have also enjoyed listening to
music played by Ken Smith when
he visits his parents, Paul and Fran-
ces Smith.
Welcome visitors during the
moth of July were Rick and Rose
Fuqua, Roxie Derich, Mildred
Barnes, Jordan, Alexis and An-
drew Gerrison, Pam Shaha, Krista,
Kyle and Konnor Driscoll and
Gregg Main with Dick Fuqua and
Vergene Higgins;
Marcia and Gary Allen, Erin
and Micah Parks, Rachel and To-
bey Edwards, Ken Smith and Ive-
liss Connors with Paul and Frances
Allan Wilson, Don and Iva
Bourne, Marietta Cobb, Diane
Drake, Sharon Smith, Jean Howie,
Linda Wagner, Valerie Wilson, Ed,
Sandy and Ryan Becker and Don-
na and Doug Wilson with Margaret
Rusty and Matt Faubion with
Phyllis Faubion;
Syd and Rita Sickels, Shirley
Brand, Jim and Joyce Johnson,
Gene and Mary Black, Jayla John-
son and Wyatt and Doris Overhol-
ser with Annabelle Jones;
Kay Henderson, John and Rita
Beran, Ethel Campbell, Cleone
Hoseld, Pam Cooper, Pauline
Murphy, Margaret Ford, Thelma
Grimes, Marjorie Werner and
Frank and Ann Marks with Marjo-
rie Ibbotson;
Gary and Carol Lee Schad,
Brenda Schad , Ken Campbell and
Bernard and Mary Davis with Ear-
le Schad, and
Susan and Larry Hauser, Drex
and Patti Musick, Mary Pat Braz-
zell and Amy and Mattie Mobley
with Frances Goff.
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U of I president Sally
Mason visits Mount Ayr
Dr. Sally Mason, president of
the University of Iowa, visited
Mount Ayr recently as one stop on
her travels across Iowa.
Mason has a long-standing
practice of meeting with legisla-
tors in their home districts. While
in Mount Ayr, Mason met with
state representative Cecil Dolech-
According to statistics provided
by the university, 29 University of
Iowa alumni live in Ringgold coun-
ty, and nine current U of I students
come from the county. In addition,
347 county residents received ser-
vice from the university hospitals
and clinics, 71 received services
through U of I outreach clinics
and home care and 445 tests from
Ringgold county were performed
at the State Hygenic Laboratory at
the university.
The focus of this years visits
was to thank legislators for the
work of the General Assembly to
benet specically the University
of Iowa and, more broadly, public
higher education in Iowa.
In particular, Mason is thanking
lawmakers for supporting propos-
als such as:
2.6 percent increase for the
general operating budget, which
allow the Board of Regents to
freeze tuition for the rst time in
30 years.
$2 million for the establish-
ment of the UIs Entrepreneurship
$1 million to nish a confer-
ence and outreach center in the
State Hygienic Lab.
$866,000 in increased op-
erational support for the State Hy-
Dr. Sally Mason, president of the University of Iowa, meets with state
representative Cecil Dolecheck in Mount Ayr recently as part of her state-
wide tour.
gienic Lab.
During many of her stops Ma-
son also meets with media outlets,
speaks to civic organizations, such
as local chapters of the Rotary
Club, and visits with UI alumni
and supporters.
Its important to invest this
time and effort in keeping the lines
of communication open about how
the university can continue to ben-
et Iowans wherever they live,
said Mason.
Discussions at some of the
most recent outreach trips covered
topics such as ood recovery, the
new University of Iowa Childrens
Hospital and university initiatives
dedicated to ensuring the academic
success of its students.
A National Career Readiness
Certicate test will be held at
Mount Ayr high school on Mon-
day, August 12 from 9 a.m. - noon.
The test is currently free to Iowa
According to Wendy Green-
man, Youth Employment Spe-
cialist sponsored by the Focused
Futures/Workforce Investment
Act, Iowas NCRC is a portable,
evidence-based credential that
measures essential workplace
skills and is a reliable predictor of
workplace success. This ACT cre-
dential is used across all sectors of
the economy. Over 250 employers
in the surrounding eight counties
prefer applicants have the creden-
tial when applying for jobs.
Career skills readiness
testing coming August 12
Greenman listed four specic
reasons to take the upcoming
NCRC test:
It gives advantages over other
job applicants who have not dem-
onstrated needed skills.
It determines skill improve-
ments and training needs.
It is a portable skills credential
that enhances employability
It could provide possible ca-
reer advancement.
Greenman added Ringgold
County is in the running to become
the second Skilled Iowa communi-
ty in Iowa. This is a big deal, she
said. We can do this by getting
people to test.
According to Skilled Iowa web-
site, the Skilled Iowa Communi-
ties initiative will improve the job
training and marketability of Iowas
workforce and drive future eco-
nomic growth for the state. Similar
initiatives throughout the country
have changed the landscape of lo-
cal economies through programs
that incorporate the WorkKeys
assessment system. WorkKeys
was developed by ACT to mea-
sure individual workers skills in
the areas of applied mathematics,
reading for information and locat-
ing information.
For more information or to
register for the Mount Ayr testing
session, contact IowaWORKS at
641-782-2119, ext. 2 or Greenman
at 641-782-2119, ext. 20.
The Ringgold county board of
supervisors received a brief update
from county engineer Zach Gun-
solley at its regular meeting Mon-
Gunsolley told the board the
P46 slurry seal project started
Monday and will be complete this
Bob Johnson is completing cul-
vert work in Kent Trullingers ter-
ritory this week.
Three territories are complete in
rock hauling for FEMA projects.
Supervisors hear
project updates
Theres something rotten in the
garden, and horticulturists with
Iowa State University Extension
and Outreach answer questions
about what may be causing those
black or brown spots on tomatoes,
zucchini and other garden pro-
The horticulturists are available
through the ISU Hortline to answer
additional questions. Contact them
at or 515-
A blackish spot develops on
the bottom of my tomato fruit.
What is the problem and how
can it be prevented?
Blossom end rot is probably re-
sponsible for the blackish spots on
the tomato fruit. Blossom end rot
is a common problem on tomatoes.
It appears as a brownish black spot
on the blossom end (bottom) of the
fruit. Secondary organisms invade
the brownish black spot and cause
the fruit to rot. Blossom end rot is
most common on the earliest ma-
turing fruit that ripen in July and
early August.
Blossom end rot is caused by a
calcium deciency in the develop-
ing fruit. Wide uctuations in soil
moisture levels impair calcium
uptake by the root system of the
tomato plant. Excessive nitrogen
fertilization also may contribute to
blossom end rot.
To reduce blossom end rot, wa-
ter tomato plants on a weekly ba-
sis during dry weather to provide
a consistent supply of moisture to
the plants (tomato plants require
about one to one and one-and-a-
half inches of water per week dur-
ing the growing season). Mulch
the area around tomato plants to
conserve soil moisture. Avoid
over-fertilization. There is no need
to apply calcium to the soil, as
most Iowa soils contain more than
adequate levels of calcium.
Pick and discard fruit affected
with blossom end rot. The removal
of the affected fruit allows the to-
mato plant to channel all of its re-
sources into the growth and devel-
opment of the remaining fruit.
Blossom end rot also can oc-
cur on pepper, eggplant, summer
squash and watermelon.
The fruit on my zucchini
squash begin to grow, but quick-
ly turn brown and rot. Why?
The rotting of the small squash
fruit could be due to poor pollina-
tion or blossom-end rot.
For squash fruit to develop ful-
ly, bees and other pollinators must
transport pollen from male owers
to female owers. If female ow-
ers arent pollinated properly, the
fruit begin to grow and then sud-
denly shrivel up and die. Bees and
other pollinators are less active in
cold, rainy or windy weather. Fruit
production may be poor during pe-
riods of unfavorable weather. Fruit
production also may be adversely
affected by the use of insecticides
in the garden. Insecticides may kill
bees and other pollinators visiting
the garden. To avoid harming bees
and other pollinators, apply insec-
ticides in the garden only when
necessary. Also, apply insecticides
in the evening when bees are less
Blossom-end rot is a physi-
ological disorder that occurs on
tomato, pepper, eggplant and sum-
mer squash. On zucchini and other
summer squash, the blossom end
of the fruit begins to rot and within
a short time the entire fruit has rot-
ted. Blossom-end rot is caused by
a lack of calcium in the develop-
ing fruit. In most cases, there is no
need to apply calcium to the soil.
Try to maintain an even moisture
supply by watering once a week
during dry weather. Also, do not
over-fertilize plants. Uneven mois-
ture supplies and excessive nitro-
gen inhibit calcium uptake.
The Princess Theaters Five
Year Anniversary Gala will be held
Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
This years performers include
Simply Voices, First Things First,
Beards of a Feather and the Hardy
Tickets are $10 each and will
go on sale soon. Money raised
from the gala will go towards the
Princess Theater endowment fund.
The Princess Theater board
thanks the community for their
support over the past ve years
and looks forward to many years
to come.
Princess Gala
coming August 24
News & Notes
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The city had hoped to have completed straightening and resurfac-
ing Gareld Street (above) prior to the beginning of the school year.
With the opening of the south parking lot at the high school, the
street gets a lot of trafc, especially on Friday night home football
games. Because of delays with moving utilities, the project must
now be postponed until September at the earliest. The drainage
upgrade (below) on Madison Street between Grant and Gareld
Streets was also completed in preparation for the Gareld Street
resurfacing project. The installation of new tubes and rocking of
the ditch will keep run-off water from damaging the street and sur-
rounding areas.
Gareld waits for surface
Ringgold County
July 29, 2013
The Ringgold County Board of
Supervisors met in regular session
Monday, July 29, 2013. The meet-
ing was called to order at 9 a.m. with
the following members present: Da-
vid Inloes, Royce Dredge and Kraig
A motion was made by Kraig
Pennington and seconded by Royce
Dredge to approve the agenda.
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
A motion was made by Royce
Dredge and seconded by Kraig Pen-
nington to approve the previous
minutes. AYES: Unanimous. NAYS:
Vicki Hodges met with the board
to provide updates relating to the Ru-
ral Iowa Crisis Center and the recent
merge with Crisis Intervention and
Advocacy Center in Adel.
Waske reviewed with the board
ve open seats on township boards.
The clerks position in Benton, Mid-
dle Fork and Poe townships need
lled as well as one trustee position
in Liberty and Waubonsie townships.
Inloes will contact prospects in each
township to ll these positions.
Gunsolley met with the board to
provide secondary roads updates.
Gunsolley reported on the resurfac-
ing projects throughout the county.
He provided a report showing costs
thus far. To date, the projects are un-
der budget. Gunsolley discussed an
Emergency Watershed Protection
program through the Department of
Agriculture and NRCS. The program
provides for a 75 percent/25 percent
cost sharing. The countys portion
of three projects that Gunsolley will
apply for are as follows: $7,500
for the Benton project; approxi-
mately $200,000 for the Jackson
bridge, weir and bank stabilization,
and $15,000 for the Noble project.
FEMArock hauling in Kevin Green-
lands territory is complete, Gunsol-
ley said. Culverts are also complete
in Greenlands territory and now the
crew has moved to Kent Trullingers
WHEREAS, the Ringgold Coun-
ty Board of Supervisors hereby ap-
proves board chair, Dave Inloes, to
sign the application for the Emergen-
cy Watershed Protection Program.
THEREFORE, a motion was
made by Kraig Pennington and
seconded by Royce Dredge stating
The vote on the resolution:
AYES: Unanimous. NAYS: None.
ATTEST: Amanda Waske, audi-
tor. Passed and approved July 29,
There was no further business. A
motion was made by Royce Dredge
and seconded by Kraig Pennington
to adjourn the meeting at 12:05 p.m.
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Activities Staff
Clearview Home
August 5 So many things
have been going on at the nursing
home. Residents have been busy
going outside to enjoy the nice and
unusual weather for July. Coming
up will be special music by Luetta
Lambrecht today (Thursday) at 2
p.m. Kathi will be in to play high
rollers Saturday morning. A special
program about the Iowa Blue Rib-
bon program at the state fair will
be shared on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
The birthday party hosted by the
First Christian Church and enter-
tainment provided by the Tingley
Kitchen Band will be Tuesday at 2
Thoughts and prayers go out
to the family of Ione Veatch. Ione
was a special lady who everyone
loved. She was very outgoing and
enjoyed all the activities, residents
and staff. She will be missed.
Condolences go out to Wyonne
Guthries family. Wyonne enjoyed
music most often and she had a
special place in everyones heart.
She will be missed.
Congratulations go out Nata-
lie and Jason Cook on the birth
of their rst child, Jacob Randall.
Jacob was born on July 19 at 2:14
a.m. He weighed eight pounds, one
ounce and was 20 inches long. A
baby shower will be held on Au-
gust 22 at 2 p.m. in the dining
room at Clearview Home.
Monday Sommer played bean
bag toss with a group of residents.
Joan Hill won by hitting the 50-
point card every time. Sommer and
Liz served homemade bread with
a choice of jelly for the kitchen.
John and Rose Campbell were in
to stir up some fresh homemade
ice cream for the residents. They
sat on the north drive watching
John add salt and ice to the mixer.
It started to rain but the ice cream
was still good. While enjoying the
homemade ice cream, Terry Rob-
erts and Kathy Rinehart of the HCI
Services, sang several show tune
songs. Music by Glen Miller and
Doris Day and many more was en-
joyed by all.
Liz and Robyn had an over-
abundance of zucchini in their gar-
den so they each made some fresh
zucchini bread for coffee club.
Carmene James was in to play
the piano for music in the morn-
ing. Jane and Roland Buck, Peggy
Wagenknecht and Ermil Hainline
assisted Sommer with the singing.
In the afternoon Bill Rusk called
bingo and Sommer passed prizes.
Winners were Shorty Swanson,
Gerata Scott, Joan Hill, Nina Saltz-
man, Jessie Woollums and Shorty
Wednesday Kathi returned
from her vacation to help Som-
mer with hand care. Kathi took
the nail cart to the special care unit
and made everyones nails pretty
there, too. In the afternoon Joyce
Smith brought the church program.
Carmene James played the piano.
She brought her granddaughters,
Kate and Anne, with her. Residents
enjoyed popcorn while watching
a couple of old episodes of The
Honeymooners in the south lob-
Kate Zimmerman was in for
her monthly nature program in the
morning Thursday. She had a pro-
gram about birds of prey in Iowa.
There was a great video and she
also had a stuffed bald eagle to
show everyone. In the afternoon
members of the Maloy Shamrocks
and staff displayed several fair
projects in the dining room for
everyone to take a closer look at.
It was just like going to the fair
again. Maloy Shamrock members
were Samantha, Natalie and Loryn
Schaefer and Abbey, Elsie and Em-
malee Schafer. There were several
pictures on display, along with t-
shirts, wall plaques and paintings.
Abbey had a special Iowa Hawk-
eye box made of oak on display
and Elsie brought in the write-up
for her pedestal bed. These two
items will be going to the Iowa
State Fair. Emmalee shared a blan-
ket she made for Wendy Crev-
elings baby that is expected in
October. Kathi Blunck brought in
several embroidered shirts, purses
and a quilt. Kristen Wilkey and
Wendy Creveling both brought in
a special blanket they made them-
Friday was a busy day at
Clearview. It was the annual State
Fair Day with a carnival, contests,
games, fair food and special mu-
sic. The weather was perfect for
the residents to go outside to the
carnival and play a can toss, ring
toss, washers, bean bag throw and
a ping pong throw. Supportive Ser-
vices clients were also invited to
attend. They each received special
prizes for winning. When everyone
was nished with the carnival, staff
and guests participated in special
contests. Participating in the hot
dog eating were Matt Routh, Jay-
lynn Ellis, Buddy Powell, Denice
Golliday and Tiffany Wimer. Matt
won with 3.5 hot dogs eaten. The
bubble gum blowing contest had
Jamie Brobst, Julie Routh, Jenn
Gregg, Robyn Bickel, Monica
Casteel, Joan Pollock, Ringgold
County Fair queen Taylor Still and
princess Aubrianna Greenland.
The winner, Monica Casteel, was
named after having the largest
bubble at the end of 45 seconds.
The whistle blowing contest was
a little dry when they each had to
try to whistle after eating some sal-
tine crackers. The whistle blowers
were Kathi Blunck, Brady Bickel,
Taylor Still, Aubrianna Greenland,
Linda Jackson and Ralph Hamp-
ton. Scott Giles loaned Kathi a ref-
eree shirt and a whistle to umpire
the games. There was also a cookie
challenge with three special judg-
es, Anna Linkey, Lawrence Hanks
and Shorty Umbarger. Participat-
ing in the cookie challenge were
Kristin Wilkey, Tiffany Wimer,
Karissa Karr, Bricey Gorman and
Taylor Still. They were judged on
appearance and taste. The winners
cookie recipe will be used for cof-
fee club on August 13. The winner
was Bricey Gorman. To nish off
the cookies, the kids had a contest
to see how many cookies they could
shove in their mouth. Participants
were Robyn Bickel, Jaylynn Ellis,
Trey Fooken, Bricey Gorman and
Aubrianna Greenland. Winner was
Brady Bickel with six cookies.
Residents enjoyed a typical fair
meal with homemade pork ten-
derloins, curly fries, sweet corn
and an ice cream bar dipped in
chocolate. Assisting Matt and Joe
Routh, John Schafer was in to help
fry the breaded loins. After taking
a nap following the festivities, the
Friday Singers were in for free
entertainment in the dining room.
Band members were Mary Jane
Narigon, Pauline Murphy, Peggy
Wagenknecht, Jon Henry, Margie
Patch, Harold Brown, Iona Triggs,
Darlene Morgan and Ermil Hain-
Saturday morning Liz and her
daughter, Emmalee, played two
games of match card and then a
round of jackpot with the residents.
Going out rst in match card was
Joan Hill, both times. Helen Banks
won the round of jackpot. Some
residents watched the Lawrence
Welk Show in the south dining
room together.
Sunday Tony Oshel was the
Sunday school leader.
Visitors last week were Lesa,
Tucker, Alexis and Baylee Dar-
rah with Berniece Hoffman; Quita
Koehler and Sue Richards with
Twilla Lininger; Penny Hymbaugh,
Nancy Fox and Deb and Jim Hym-
baugh with Doc and Mary Lou
Pennebaker; Jim and Arlene Pearce
with Edna Scott; Don Snedeker,
Jared, Annie, Amanda and Ryan
Oliveira, Chris and Meg Blunck,
Eric, Cathy and Courtney Snede-
ker, Joan and Joann Trullinger,
Karen McConahay, and John Trul-
linger with Helen Blunck; Bev and
Mike Auer with Pearl Grout; Jean
Nutting with Anna Linkey and
Lois Anne Sobotka;
Mary Sue McIntosh and Bill
Breckenridge with Minnie Breck-
enridge; Shirley Erickson with
Don Strange; Julie Crawfod of
Sherwood, OR, Linda Konnath
of Ankeny and Scott Konnath
of Colorado Springs, CO with
Roxie Trullinger; Pete Lesan with
JR Miller, Helen Banks and Vera
Daughton; Rick Scott of Leon with
Gerata Scott; Larry and Tommie
Hull with Larry Hull; Joyce Eng-
land with Lois Anne Sobotka; Kay
Sickels with Vera Daughton; Bill
Hingley, Janis Taylor, Joni Taylor
and Scott, Niky, Britlyn and Duke
Taylor of Waukee with Anna Lin-
key; Peggy Wagenknecht with Iris
Osborn, Collen Greenman and
Marilyn Richards;
Susan and David Cole and
George and Leona Barker of Neola
with Ruth Nickle; Joyce Smith,
Lywanda Case and Tina Good
with Irene Spencer; Thelma Rusk
with Bill Rusk; Estelle Hall with
Rose Hunt; Randy Larsen of Chi-
cago, IL with Pam Larsen; Rich-
ard ODell and Pat Straight with
Hazelee Saxton; Gene and Janice
Karr and family with Shirley Karr;
Bill and Connie Doudy with Lou-
ise Froit, and Lyla Miller and Sue
Rahn with Ray Miller.
Clearview Estates
August 5 - What wonderful
weather, a few hot days through
the month but most enjoy the warm
weather. Tenants are all hoping for
rain and know the farmers would
be grateful for the moisture.
Nina celebrated her birthday on
the rst and was able to enjoy her
family in and out over the weekend
and on her birthday. Her choice of
birthday dessert was pecan pie and
all enjoyed eating a slice with her.
Several attended the senior center
monthly get-together on July 1.
Tenants went to Creston on July 2
and that evening were entertained
with a rework display put on by
Matt and Joe Routh and other vol-
unteers. It was awesome. As per
their usual routine, Wednesday is
busy with exercises in the morn-
ing, church after lunch, shopping
and errands around town and then
dominoes. All exercised their arms
with blanket volleyball. Kristy
got them started on this and all
have been doing it once or twice a
month. Frances planned a meal on
July 11. They had reubans, fresh
green beans, salad, ice cream and
oreos. Everyone enjoyed the sand-
wiches and are planning on having
Renee make them again soon.
A pool party was held on the
afternoon of July 13. Several at-
tended and they did not have any
casualities. Womens day out was
spent back at Creston and so was
mens day. Janet Hickman stopped
in for coffee time on July 12 and
Pastor Skip came on July 19. A
tractor parade was a sight to see on
July 20.
Frances celebrated her birth-
day on July 26. She shared fresh
strawberry pie. Homemade ice
cream was served on July 29 and
evening bingo with pizza on July
28. Musical entertainment through
the month included Friday Sing-
ers and the Tingley Kitchen Band.
Tuesday afternoon activities have
included supermarket alphabet
game, Jeopardy, golf and bowling.
Donella was in the hall of winners
for golf and Thelma for bowling.
The bowling game is a workout for
all of them.
Other visitors were Jeannie and
Vic Ruff, Bill and Thelma Rusk
and Emily and Cecilia Burroughs
with Donella Johnson;
DonElla Reed, Dr. Jerry Jobe
and Mary Lynn Jobe, daughter Ei-
leen and son Charles (Corky) and
family and Pastor Mike Maddy
and Diane with Thelma Grimes;
Ron and Karen Saltzman, Bar-
bara Foy, Doris Drake, Bill and
Garnette Freese, Wanda McGahu-
ey, Vic and Shirley Smith, Lorrie
Haver and Estelle Hall with Nina
Randall and Candy Nickle,
Carroll and Leann Baker, George
and Leona Barker, Jim and Nancy
Ross, Nathan Nickle and fam-
ily and Keith and Diana Brammer
with Ruth Nickle;
Keith and Rhonda Hunt, Doris
Overholser with Amon Hunt;
Diane Saltzman, Patty and Phil
Herrington and Isabelle Abarr with
Frances Saltzman;
Marvin and Melonie Lane and
John and Kathy McFarland with
Marjorie McFarland;
Dick and Camille Jackson, John
and Crystal Cleary and Denise and
Addison McRoberts with Esther
Doug and Sherri Hymbaugh
with Dwight Cunning;
Benson and DAmbra Hainline,
Randall and Donita Lynch and Di-
ana Wilson with Ermil Hainline;
Jim Ward and Roxie Trullinger
with Jessie Woollums;
Ted and Ronda Smith, Helen
Terry, Brian and Diane Nieman,
Stacy Shields, Sue Larsen and Ter-
ry Lininger with Rena Smith.
Holmes shows champion steer
Katelyn Holmes, Benton, owns HCC Bodacious 7902 that won the steer
class 3 at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show, July 5-11 in Kansas City,
Sustainable vegetable
production website
available from ISU
Increased demand for locally
grown fruit and vegetables has
attracted many new growers in
Ajay Nair, vegetable produc-
tion specialist with Iowa State Uni-
versity Extension and Outreach, is
sharing information to help them
adopt sustainable production prac-
tices and improve their bottom line
and the environment.
Nairs new Sustainable Veg-
etable Production website at www.
features publications, videos and
other grower resources highlight-
ing his research results over the
past two years.
Iowas 15-day annual pheas-
ant population survey began with
tempered expectations on August
1, after a record setting wet spring,
with cool temperatures that fol-
lowed a snowy winter.
When our pheasants do best,
its after mild winters with less
than 30 inches of snow followed
by a warm, dry spring nesting
season where we receive less than
eight inches of rain, said Todd
Bogenschutz, upland wildlife bi-
ologist with the Iowa Department
of Natural Resources who coordi-
nates and collects the data from the
208, 30-mile survey routes.
The nesting season is April 1
to May 31 and during that period,
the average temperature was 51
degrees and Iowa received 15.4
inches of precipitation, including
a signicant snowfall during the
rst weekend in May. In years with
similar weather, the pheasant sur-
vey found declines ranging from 4
Iowas annual pheasant
survey is underway
percent to 51 percent.
The 30-mile routes are driven at
sunrise on gravel roads preferably
on mornings with heavy dew and
little wind. The surveyors watch
for hens moving their broods to the
road edges to dry off before start-
ing to look for insects. They use
the same routes each year
Surveyors note the number
in the brood, any adult pheasants
present and the size of the chicks,
which tells Bogenschutz if this
was an initial nest or if the nest
was washed out and this brood was
from a second or even third nest at-
tempt. Each attempt after the rst
has fewer eggs than the previous
The survey also collects data
on cottontail rabbits, jack rabbits,
quail and Hungarian partridge.
The information will be avail-
able online at
pheasantsurvey by middle Septem-
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Date of second publication, 15
day of August, 2013.
Probate No. ESPR 208731
BJUSTROM, Deceased.
BJUSTROM, Deceased, who died on
or about July 25, 2013:
You are hereby notied that on the
day of August, 2013, the under-
signed was appointed administrator
of the estate.
Notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate pay-
ment to the undersigned, and creditors
having claims against the estate shall
le them with the Clerk of the above
named District Court, as provided by
law, duly authenticated, for allowance,
and unless so led by the later to occur
of four months from the date of the
second publication of this notice or
one month from the date of mailing of
this notice (unless otherwise allowed
or paid) a claim is thereafter forever
Dated this 2
day of August,
Administrator of the Estate
23500 140th Avenue
Eldridge, IA52748
Administrator of the Estate
6814 106th Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
James L. Pedersen
ICIS PIN Number: AT0006167
James L. Pedersen, P.C.
Attorney for the Administrator
201 E. Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Date of second publication, 15
day of August, 2013.
Probate No. ESPR 208729
To All Persons Interested in the
Estate of Walter M. Putney, Deceased,
who died on or about July 13, 2013:
You are hereby notied that on the
day of July, 2013, the last will
and testament of Walter M. Putney,
Deceased, bearing date of the 26
day of June, 2000, was admitted to
probate in the above named court and
that James L. Pedersen was appointed
executor of the estate. Any action to
set aside the will must be brought in
the district court of said county within
the later to occur of four months from
the date of the second publication of
this notice or one month from the date
of mailing of this notice to all heirs of
the decedent and devisees under the
will whose identities are reasonably
ascertainable, or thereafter be forever
Notice is further given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate pay-
ment to the undersigned, and creditors
having claims against the estate shall
le them with the clerk of the above
named district court, as provided by
law, duly authenticated, for allowance,
and unless so led by the later to oc-
cur of four months from the second
Thank You
The family of Garry Bjustrom wishes to thank everyone for
their many calls, cards, visits, flowers, memorial gifts, food
and, especially, your love, hugs and prayers at this time.
Thank you to the EMTs, the Ringgold County Hospital staff
and Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home for their guidance
through this difficult time. We would like to thank Bill and
Sandy Armstrong for their support and for making Garrys
celebration of life so special for family and friends. Thank
you to the musicians for the beautiful music at the funeral and
to the Wishard Chapel Community Church for serving the
luncheon. We appreciate all the employees and friends who
have stepped up to help with the livestock and other farm-
related chores.
It was a huge comfort for us to visit with our family and
longtime friends at the visitation, at the funeral luncheon and
days surrounding the funeral. The stories you shared with us
are a great comfort at this difficult time. We so appreciate each
and every one who helped honor Garry. Your thoughtfulness is
very much appreciated.
Marci, Ashton and Alyssa
Brandon and Kelli Jo
Fran and Sue Bjustrom
Randy and Dawn Bjustrom and Family
Larry and Carolyn Bjustrom and Family
Ron and Angie Bjustrom and Family
Ryan and Cathy Murphy and Family
Ron and Sue Mobley and Family
Thank You! Thank You!
We live in a small community, but in times of need,
people join together to lend a helping hand and embrace
in the spirit of love.
Thank you so much to Michell and Bruce Ricker for
organizing the benefit for my boys and me, the Christian
Women and my church family for the fantastic feast,
Kevin and Steve Trullinger for smoking the delicious
loins. Thanks, also, to Pat and Christina for the
certificates, the homemade bread loaves and David Freed
and the Community Meat Processors crew for the bacon.
Thank you to all of my friends and family who came
and those who couldnt make it but were supportive of
me and my boys. A big hug to my sister, Beth, for taking
me to every appointment. Believe in HOPE. When the
sun goes down, the stars come out.
God bless you all!
Terri Clymer Chafa
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To believe is to care, and to care is to act! May God bless
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sharing your hard-earned dollars, donating food and silent
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Church Obituaries Public Notices
Church Notes
Mount Ayr Larger Parish
United Methodist Churches
Pastor Skip Rushing
9:00 a.m., Worship.
10:00 a.m., Sunday School.
Middle Fork
9:00 a.m., Sunday School, all
10:00 a.m., Worship.
Mount Ayr
10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Refreshments
and Fellowship.
11:00 a.m., Worship.

St. Josephs Catholic Church
100 N. Polk, Mount Ayr
Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor
Saturdays, mass at 5:30 p.m.
St. Patricks Catholic Church
Grand River
Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad, Pastor
Sunday mass, 8:00 a.m.

United Church of Diagonal
Pastor Ed Shields
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church.

Tingley First Christian Church
Al Rusk, Pastor
10:00 a.m., Church school. Mar-
garet Hull, Superintendent.
11:00 a.m., Worship.

First Lutheran Church
Mount Ayr - LCMS
Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Watt
Sunday, August 11:
8:00 a.m., Worship.
Free Methodist Church
Charles Weiman, Pastor
10:00 a.m., Sunday school.
11:00 a.m., Worship service.
7:00 p.m., Evening worship.
Wednesday, Family Night Prayer
meeting; F.M.Y., C.L.C., 7 p.m.
Kellerton Assembly of God
Pastor Barton Shields
9:30 a.m., Sunday School.
10:30 a.m., Worship service.
6:00 p.m., Sunday evening wor-
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Adult Bible
Blockton Christian Church
Scott Marcum, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Bible School.
10:45 a.m., Worship.
Second and fourth Sundays of each
month, Youth Groups.
First Wednesday of each month,
Church Night.
Tent Chapel
Church of Christ
Richard Reinhardt, Minister
(3 miles south of Blockton, Iowa)
Bible study, 10:00 a.m.
Morning worship, 11:00 a.m.
Watch In Search of the Lords
Way - 7 a.m., Sunday on Ch. 17;
KDSM Dish 259, 6:30 a.m. or Direct
TV 364, 6:30 a.m.
Sundays, 6:30 p.m., evening ser-
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Bible
Regular Baptist Church
Mount Ayr
464-3293 (Church)
Pastor Seth Denney
9:45 a.m., Sunday School.
11:00 a.m., Morning worship
service. Nursery available.
6:30 p.m., Evening service.
Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., AWANA;
7 p.m., Midweek Bible study and
prayer. 7 p.m., Youth service.
Hickory Grove
Advent Christian Church
Sherry Wiley, supply pastor
11:00 a.m., Worship service.

Mount Ayr Assembly of God
Pastor Doug Rohrer
See our facebook page
8:15 - 8:45 a.m., Prayer
9:00 a.m., Sunday school for all
10:00 a.m., Fellowship.
10:30 a.m., Worship service. Nursery
available. Childrens church.
5:00 p.m. Men of Valor
First Saturday each month, 8 - 11
a.m., Open Closet.
Thursdays: Revolution Youth - Sum-
mer Break.
Wednesdays: Kids Club - Summer

United Baptist-Presbyterian
2343 State Highway 169
Mount Ayr
Michael Maddy, Pastor
Sunday, August 11:
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church service. Com-
munion followed with potluck meal.
Greeter, Dean Blades; Call to worship,
Deb Larson; Musician, Nancy Sackett;
Drums: Lew Knapp; Childrens sermon,
Fay Howie; Nursery, Pat Meester;
Message, Pastor Mike Maddy; Snacks,
Marie Still. Board meetings.
Monday, August 12:
5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises.
Tuesday, August 13:
7:00 a.m., Mens breakfast-UBP
Wednesday, August 14:
5:00 p.m., Stretch exercises-UBP
No choir practice during summer.
7:00 p.m., Bible study at Maple

Platte Center Presbyterian Church
Delores Dench, Pastor
9:15 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Fellowship.
10:30 a.m., Worship.

United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Sunday School
10:30 a.m., Worship.
United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Morning Wor-
No Sunday School.
First Christian Church
Pastor Chris Conklin
Sunday, August 11:
9:00 a.m., Sunday school.
10:00 a.m., Church.
Wednesday, August 14:
9:00 a.m., Dorcas.
Thursday Prayer group at 9:30

Bank of Christ Outreach and Hope
2nd & Ringgold, Kellerton
Saturday, July 27:
6:00 p.m., Praise and worship
service with cookout following.
Sunday, July 28:
5:00 p.m., Sunday school in church
basement. NO 11 a.m. service.

Wishard Chapel Community
Pastor Bill Armstrong
9:30 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
Women of Wishard (WOW): Every
rst Wednesday at 7 p.m.

United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:00 a.m., Church services.
10:00 a.m., Sunday school and
Bible study.
United Methodist Women: Every
second Monday at 1:30 p.m.
United Methodist Men: First/third
Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.
Youth Group: First/third Wednes-
days, 6:30 p.m.
Second Sunday - potluck; fourth
Sunday - fellowship time.
United Methodist Church
Rev. Robin Thomas, Pastor
9:30 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
United Methodist Women: Every
Third Wednesday.
Youth Group: Second and Fourth
Sundays, 5 p.m., at Ellston.

The Lighthouse Christian Center
Non-Denominational Fellowship
Doug Greene, Pastor
(west 2 miles on Hwy. 2)
9:45 a.m., Sunday school.
10:30 a.m., Worship.
5:30 p.m., Mens room/womens
6:00 p.m., Evening worship.
Mondays, 5 p.m., Thin Within
Support Group; 5:30 p.m., Prayer
meeting. 7 p.m., Sowing in Tears
Support Group.
Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., Crew Kids
More information available online
Area Bible Fellowship Church
204 North Van Buren, Cleareld
Pastor Ron Christian
Associate Pastor Keith Lorenz
9:30 a.m., Worship service.
11:00 a.m., Sunday school.
Website: www.areabiblefellow-
Trinity Christian Church
Terry Roberts, Minister
(Hwy. 2 West, Decatur)
8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday
morning worship services.
9:30 a.m., Sunday School, all
Wednesday: 7 p.m., Youth/Small
group Bible study. Nursery avail-

The Community of Christ
Tony and Sandy Crandell, Co-pastors
Sunday, August 11:
9:50 a.m., Sunday school.
11:00 a.m., Worship service with
Marie Hawley speaking.

Mount Ayr Restoration Branch
Sherman Phipps, Presiding Elder
Alan Smith, Assistant
Sunday, August 11:
Welcomers: Ed Anderson
9:45 a.m., Family Worship, Sherman
10:00 a.m., Classes.
11:00 a.m., Worship. Ed Anderson,
presiding; Sherman Phipps, speaking;
Cheryl Phipps, pianist; Cunningham
Family, special music.
Custodians: Bob Rowland.
6:00 p.m., Family fellowship at
Rob Rolfe home.
Wednesday, August 14:
7:00 p.m., Prayer service at
Gordon Winkler home. Steve Smith
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Debbie Shelley
Debbie Shelley, 60, of Cres-
ton, Iowa, passed away Monday,
July 29, 2013 in Council Bluffs,
Iowa. Services were Friday, Au-
gust 2, 2013, at Powers Funeral
Home junction of Highways 34
and 25 in Creston. Pastor Dianna
Clark ofciated. Burial will be at
Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are to the family. On-
line condolences can be made un-
der the obituary category at www.
Deborah Jean Shelley was born
January 30, 1953 in Escondido,
California to John Gordon Henry
and Shirley Ann (Weber) Henry.
She graduated from Mount Ayr
Community high school in 1971
and graduated from the Profession-
al Business Institute in Minneapo-
lis in 1972. Early on she worked as
a lab technician for Greater Com-
munity Hospital in Creston and
then, beginning in 1988, for the
Creston Medical Clinic.
On May 28, 1993, she was unit-
ed in marriage to Timothy James
Shelley in Colorado Springs, Colo-
rado and settled in Creston.
Survivors include her husband,
Tim Shelley of Creston, Iowa; her
parents, John and Shirley Henry
of Creston, Iowa; two daughters,
Erin (husband Travis) Houston of
Council Bluffs, Iowa and Megan
Allen of Council Bluffs, Iowa;
stepchildren, Cara (husband Ja-
son) Truitt of Ankeny, Iowa and
Michael Shelley and Shaun Shel-
ley, both of Nevada, Iowa; ve
sisters, Pam (husband Mark) Wall
of Grimes, Iowa, Sheryl (husband
Fred) Gramm of Stratton, Colora-
do, Suzanne Calhoun of Albuquer-
que, New Mexico, Kim (husband
Jay) Moore of Broomeld, Colo-
rado and Michelle (husband Steve)
Rhine of Des Moines, Iowa; three
brothers, Kevin (wife Rose) Henry
of Creston, Iowa, Bruce Henry of
Minneapolis, Minnesota and Brian
(wife Mary) Henry of Broomeld,
Colorado; one granddaughter, Ain-
sley Houseton; her father-in-law,
Ronald Shelley of Creston, Iowa;
sister-in-law, Diana (husband Dan-
ny) Curtis of Creston, Iowa, and
many other family members and
She was preceded in death by
her mother-in-law, Beverly Shel-
Jack Richard Terry, oldest son
of Gifford Clark and Romana
Reins Terry, died at Mercy Hospi-
tal in Springeld, Missouri on July
26, 2013.
Born July 31, 1924, in Waverly,
Bremer county, Iowa, he moved
with his family in 1926 to Polo,
Illinois, where he graduated from
high school in 1942. He attended
the University of Minnesota at
Minneapolis and joined the Naval
Reserve Ofcers Training Corps,
receiving his ensigns commission
and bachelor of science degree
in 1945. He served the next 15
months as navigator aboard am-
phibious craft in the South Pacic.
Following his discharge from
the Navy in 1946, he returned to
the University of Minnesota where
he received a bachelor of arts de-
gree in journalism in 1949. After
a year as news editor of the Tri-
County Press at Polo, Illinois, he
bought and operate the Lamoni,
Iowa, Chronicle from 1950 until
In April 1966, he purchased the
Mount Ayr, Iowa, Record-News,
which he owned and operated until
1982. In addition to weekly news-
papers, Terry owned and published
the Herald of Health, a nationally
circulated health magazine for 20
years, and Joes Bulletin, a small
ower growers magazine for 15
On August 24, 1951, he mar-
ried Helen Ann Copenhaver of
Polo, Illinois; they were parents
of four children: Dr. Martha Ann
Terry of Pittsburgh, Pennsylva-
nia, Barbara C. McAnelly of Indi-
anola, Iowa, Thomas Robert Terry
of Stuart, Iowa and Sandra Jean
Jett of Mountain Home, Idaho.
He has four grandsons and two
great-grandchildren. Terry married
Dorothy Garber Johnson in 1984;
they made their retirement home in
Kimberling City, Missouri.
A 50-year member of the Ma-
sonic Lodge and Scottish Rite
Masonic order, Terry was a life
member of Sigma Delta Chi, na-
tional journalistic fraternity and
afliated with Kappa Tau Alpha,
honorary journalism fraternity. He
also served as president of Rotary
and Lions clubs in Iowa. He was
a member of Table Rock Post 637,
American Legion, and served sev-
eral terms as treasurer of the Kim-
berling Area Library in Kimberling
City, Missouri.
Short services were conducted
as Stumpff Funeral Home South in
Kimberling City with interment in
Fairmount Cemetery, Polo, Illinois.
A memorial has been established
for the Kimberling Area Library,
Kimberling City, Missouri.
Rick Williams
Rick Williams, 54, of Marshall-
town, Iowa passed away July 31,
2013 at the Iowa Veterans Home
in Marshalltown. Funeral services
were Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at
the Powers Funeral Home in Af-
ton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs and
Monsignor Larry Beeson ofci-
ated the service. Burial was at the
Oak Hill Cemetery south of Thay-
er. Memorials may be made to
Muscular Dystrophy Association,
Tingley Meal Site or the family.
Online condolences may be made
at under the
obituary category.
Richard Rick Edward Wil-
liams was born September 8, 1958
in Des Moines to Robert Edward
Williams and Karen Anabel (Rut-
ledge) Williams. He attended
Wentworth Military Academy in
Lexington, Missouri and gradu-
ated from Southeast Polk high
school in 1976. Rick joined the
United States Navy in 1976. Rick
was united in marriage to Dixie
Schreck on June 14, 1981 at Union
Park in Des Moines. They settled
in the Des Moines area and Rick
worked in the laundry department
at Mercy Medical Center in Des
Moines. They later divorced and
Rick moved to Tingley. In 2000
Rick moved to the Iowa Veterans
Home in Marshalltown.
Rick is survived by his moth-
er, Karen Williams (anc Larry
McGuire) of Tingley, Iowa; one
daughter, Charity Williams of Des
Moines, Iowa; one grandson, Ca-
leb Williams of Des Moines, Iowa;
two sisters, Kersti (husband Mark)
Siebert and Jean (husband Brad)
Deffner, both of Arizona; one aunt,
Kersti Rutledge of Des Moines,
Iowa; three nieces, Stephanie
(husband Cesar) Aguilar, Jennifer
Freeman and Lauren Deffner, all
of Arizona; two nephews, Tyler
Freeman and Robert Deffner, both
of Arizona, and two great-nieces,
Alexa Aguilar and Cloi Aguilar,
both of Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his
father and grandparents.
Continued on page 11
1. Ringgold Mutual Insurance
Association has its principal place
of business in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
2. Is is a mutual insurance as-
sociation organized under Chapter
491 and licensed under chapter
518, Code of Iowa (2013).
3. It has no capital stock.
4. It was organized in 1887 and
has perpetual existence.
5. Its affairs are conducted by a
board of directors who are elected
on the fourth Monday in January at
1 p.m.
6. Private property is exempt
from corporate debts.
7. Ringgold Mutual Insurance
Association merged into Danish
Mutual Insurance Association ef-
fective July 1, 2013.
By Robert Shafer,
Ringgold County Sheriffs Ofce
801 West South Street
Mount Ayr, IA50854
Court Case No. EQCV506264
Special Execution
As a result of the judgment ren-
dered in the above-referenced court
case, an execution was issued by the
court to the sheriff of this county.
The execution ordered the sale of
defendant(s) rights, title and interest
in real estate property to satisfy the
judgment. The property to be sold
The East One Hundred Thirty-ve
(135) feet of the North Half (N1/2)
of Lot Three (3) an the South Thirty-
two and one-half (32 1/2) feet of the
West One Hundred Forty-Six (146)
feet of the North Half (N1/2) of Lot
Three (3) of the First Addition to
the Town of Kellerton, Ringgold
county, Iowa AKA The East One
Hundred Thirty-ve (135) feet of
the North One-half (N1/2) of Lot
Three (3) an the south Thirty-two
and one-half (32 1/2) feet of the
West One Hundred Forty-Six (146)
feet of the North One-half (N 1/2) of
Lot Three (3) of the First Addition
to the Town of Kellerton, Ringgold
county, Iowa.
Street Address: 309 NORTH
The described property will be
offered for sale at public auction for
cash only as follows:
Sale Date: 08-30-2013.
Sale Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location of Sale: Lobby of the
Law Enforcement Center at 801 West
South Street, Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Property exemption, certain
money or property may be exempt.
CONTACT your attorney promptly
to review specic provisions of the
law and le the appropriate notice, if
Judgment Amount: $48,644.77.
Costs: $7,101.35
Interest: $9,392.65.
Accruing Costs: PLUS.
Attorney: BOECKER, THEO-
Date: 06-19-2013
The City of Kellerton has three
four-year term council vacancies and
a two-year term mayor vacancy on
the November 5 ballot.
In order to hold ofce in the city,
a candidate must be an eligible elec-
tor, meeting the same qualications
required to vote and be a resident of
the city he or she plans to serve.
Nomination papers may be
picked up at the city clerks ofce in
city hall. Nominees must obtain 10
eligible signatures. Candidate ling
begins Monday, August 26, 2013,
and ends with papers due at the city
clerks ofce by 5 p.m. Thursday,
September 19, 2013.
Probate No. ESPR 208732
SMITH KEAN, Deceased.
SMITH KEAN, Deceased, who died
on or about July 8, 2013:
You are hereby notied that on the
day of August, 2013, the under-
signed was appointed administrator
of the estate.
Notice is hereby given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate pay-
ment to the undersigned, and creditors
having claims against the estate shall
le them with the Clerk of the above
named District Court, as provided by
law, duly authenticated, for allowance,
and unless so led by the later to occur
of four months from the date of the
second publication of this notice or
one month from the date of mailing of
this notice (unless otherwise allowed
or paid) a claim is thereafter forever
Dated this 2
day of August,
Paul J. Smith
Administrator of the Estate
1500 E. South Street,
Apt. 102
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
James L. Pedersen
ICIS PIN Number: AT0006167
James L. Pedersen, P.C.
Attorney for the Administrator
201 E. Monroe Street
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Weigh Cattle at 9:30 a.m. Feeders at 11:30 a.m.
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STILES 16 black cows, 3-6, with calves
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Dogs were last seen on 7-30-2013
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publication of this notice or one month
from the date of mailing of this notice
(unless otherwise allowed or paid) a
claim is thereafter forever barred.
Dated this 2
day of August,
James L. Pedersen
Executor of Estate
201 E. Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA50854
James L. Pedersen
ICIS PIN No: AT0006167
James L. Pedersen, P.C.
Attorney for Executor
201 E. Monroe Street
Mount Ayr, IA50854
Date of second publication, 15
day of August, 2013.
Probate No. ESPR 208730
a/k/a NORMAM. POTTORFF a/k/a
To All Persons Interested in the
Estate of Norma M. Smith, Deceased,
who died on or about June 19, 2013:
You are hereby notied that on the
day of August, 2013, the last will
and testament of Norma M. Smith a/k/a
Norma M. McClintock, Deceased,
bearing date of the 5
day of January,
1996, was admitted to probate in the
above named court and that Stephen
A. Smith and Mary Jane Thompson
was appointed executor of the estate.
Any action to set aside the will must
be brought in the district court of said
county within the later to occur of four
months from the date of the second
publication of this notice or one month
from the date of mailing of this notice
to all heirs of the decedent and devisees
under the will whose identities are
reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter
be forever barred.
Notice is further given that all
persons indebted to the estate are
requested to make immediate pay-
ment to the undersigned, and creditors
having claims against the estate shall
le them with the clerk of the above
named district court, as provided by
law, duly authenticated, for allowance,
and unless so led by the later to oc-
cur of four months from the second
publication of this notice or one month
from the date of mailing of this notice
(unless otherwise allowed or paid) a
claim is thereafter forever barred.
Dated this 1
day of August,
Stephen A. Smith
Mary Jane Thompson
Executor of Estate
204 W. Jackson
Mount Ayr, IA50854
Ronald D. Bonnett
Attorney for Executor
402 Main Street
Bedford, IA50833
Date of second publication, 15
day of August, 2013.
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2013 Mount Ayr
fall varsity sports
schedules announced
4th annual SSS Triathlon
attracts many runners,
bikers and swimmers
An eager group of participants gathers at the start line for the Stroke, Spoke and Stride triathlon dedicated to
the memory of Steve Myer.
The SSS Triathlon features a one-quarter mile swim, a nine-mile bike ride
and a 2.4-mile run.
The Ringgold County chapter
of Pheasants Forever is seeking
participants for a Youth Mentored
Hunt during the mourning dove
season opener Sunday, September
The chapter hopes to bolster its
role in youth outreach, and events
like a Youth Mentored Hunt are a
great tool for educating upcoming
generations and showing them the
virtues of outdoor recreation.
A Youth Mentored Hunt al-
lows children to hunt under the
direct guidance of an adult mentor.
Pheasants Forever will provide ac-
cess to ammunition and rearms
for qualied youth participants
while supplies last. Chapter vol-
The fourth annual Stroke,
Spoke and Stride, also known as
The SSS triathlon, brought over
50 participants and spectators to
the Bernie Myer acreage south of
Mount Ayr last Saturday.
Participants came from as far
away as Minneapolis to take part in
what has become known as a very
family-friendly event. The SSS is
a memorial to Steve Myer, who
many people in Ringgold county
remember as a man who was al-
ways smiling or making someone
else smile.
The event consists of a one-
quarter mile swim, a nine-mile
bike ride, and 2.4mile run. It can
be completed as an individual or
team. Teams may have as many
members as they want as long as
the SSS course is covered.
Dawson Knapp took the indi-
vidual title this year with a time
of 1:04:44. Not to be outdone, his
younger brother Briar (11 years
old) became the youngest SSS par-
ticipant to nish the entire course
as an individual. Joe Drake, who
participated in one of the original
SSS events back in the 1980s came
in second place with a time of
1:08:20. The third-place individual
was Bailey Myer (Steves daugh-
ter) at 1:14:23.
A team of Steve Myer relatives,
Josh, Chris and Zach Doster set a
new SSS time record of 53:18 to
take rst place team. Second place
went to Tess Myer (Steves daugh-
ter) and Tanner Rinehart with a
time of 1:04:00, and third place
was won by Steve and Michelle
Chillstrom at 1:05:03.
Many of the teams were fam-
ily teams with mothers and fathers
splitting distances with their chil-
dren. Special recognition goes to
all the kids who showed exercise
can be fun: Reas Knapp, Cayden
Lambert, Ali Main, Briar Knapp,
Zach Doster, Oliver Myer, Hazel
Myer, Cole Knoll and Beatrice
The Steve Myer family wants
to thank Mount Ayr Hy-Vee, Podi-
Pheasants Forever
seeking youth hunters
unteers will assist with hunting
locations, respectful hunting prac-
tices, meat preparation, as well as
rearm and eld safety.
Dove hunting is a blast, said
chapter president Andy Kellner.
It is a great way to introduce kids
to hunting in a safe and exciting at-
mosphere. Not only will it increase
their rearm skills, but it is a great
way to learn about hunting, wild-
life ecology and habitat manage-
If you have any questions or
know of a child interested in par-
ticipating, call Andy Kellner (712-
621-4227) or John Newton (641-
DNR to release 2013-14
regulation book soon
The 2013-2014 edition of Iowa
Hunting and Trapping Regulations
should be available in late August
or early September.
In the meantime, however, the
Department of Natural Resources
has announced a number of up-
coming dates related to hunting
and other outdoor recreation:
August 15 - Resident deer tags
go on sale. Early muzzleloader tags
are ususally sold out within three
to seven days.
September 1 - ATV and snow-
mobile registration renewals be-
gin. These renewals are done at
the county recorders ofce. User
permits for non-resident and for
resident snowmobilers can be sold
through all license vendors.
September 1 - Dove, rabbit
and squirrel seasons open.
September 21 - Youth/diabled
hunter season begins.
October 1 - Fall deer and tur-
key archery season begins.
October 12 - Early muzzle-
loader deer season begins.
October 26 - Pheasant and
quail seasons begin.
The DNR has also listed a num-
ber of changes to limits and regu-
lations that will appear in the up-
coming publication:
The quota of resident paid
antlerless deer licenses has been
reduced by 3,950 in six counties in
southwest Iowa.
The statewide quota for bob-
cats and river otters was removed
along with the 24-hour reporting
The river otter bag limit was
reduced from three to two.
The list of open areas for bob-
cats has been expanded to include
Audobon, Crawford, Dallas, Iowa,
Muscatine and Poweshiek coun-
Only the intact skull or com-
plete lower jaw of otters and bob-
cats will be collected for popula-
tion monitoring purposes.
Three Mile Lake and Lake
Sugema were removed from the
list of Waterfowl Refuges. A small
portion of Union Hills Wildlife
area was added.
Pigeon season is now open
year round.
um Ink, Hugh and Jackie Whitson,
and Play Posse, Inc. for helping to
sponsor and provide some great
prizes for the rafe drawing. Liq-
uid Sunshine provided the music
for after the event and Greggos
Pizza helped to refuel athletes after
the race.
Play Posse, Inc. has already
set the date for next years SSS
for August 9, 2014. Mud runs and
other fun events are in the works
for Ringgold county and southwest
Iowa. For more info and/or an in-
terest to help organize, contact
Chris Doster at 515-201-8698.
Getting a jump on the season
Middle school volleyball players work on their skills during their
mini-camp held Monday and Tuesday in Mount Ayr. Football mini-
camps are also taking place this week in preparation for the ofcial
beginning of practice August 12.
Mount Ayr high school football
mini-camps continue this week
in preparation for the opening of
2013 season.
The pre-season team camp
will be held Thursday, August 8
with special teams reporting from
8-10:30 a.m. and defense coming
in from 1-3:30 p.m. Equipment
check out will follow the defensive
camp. That evening the offense
will report from 6-8:30 p.m.
Football practice ofcially be-
gins Monday, August 12. Practice
times will be announced closer to
the start date.
The athletic staff stresses that
all players must have a current
physical on le before they will be
allowed to practice.
Football mini-camps continue
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Mount Ayr
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Phone 641-464-2440
Algae makes
swimming unsafe
in some lakes
This summer may not be a safe
one for Iowa swimmers.
Due to an increase of fertilizer
runoff from farm elds during the
heavy spring rains, blue-green al-
gae blooms are appearing in Iowa
Iowas water is among the most
nutrient-rich water in the world.
However, these nutrients are not a
good thing when they over-fertilize
lakes, rivers, and streams.
The Iowa Department of Natu-
ral Resources State Park Beach
Monitoring Program regularly
tests for toxins found in blue-green
algae, or cyanobacteria.
Park ofcials are required to
post signs at the beaches with al-
gale blooms warning swimmers
that it is not a safe swimming area.
Common reported conditions
of exposure to algae bloom toxins
include skin irritation or gastroin-
testinal problems.