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Humboldt County, Iowa

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Vol. 154 No. 24 USPS No. 254060

Supervisors approve funds for Ottosen

By Kent Thompson Worried about setting

a precedent, the Humboldt

County Board of Supervisors begrudgingly approved a pay-

ment of $1,000 to the city of Ottosen for street repair on Monday. The payment are funds the city contends is owed them, because it believes the work should have been done by the county in the first place. Ottosen Mayor Richard Kinseth and Council member Jason Fowler were at Mon- day’s meeting, and explained

an issue with the intersection

with County Road C-20, the main east/west thoroughfare through town, and 2nd Street. The city said there was 10 feet of the approach from 2nd Street to C-20 that was not fin- ished, leaving a large drop off. According to county re-

cords, C-20 was resurfaced through Ottosen in 2004. The work included milling off four inches of surface, replacing with a four-inch cold and place

and three-inch asphalt overlay. Kinseth said County Engi- neer Paul Jacobson told them that the approach was not finished because 2nd Street was not up to grade. Kinseth explained that the town coun-

cil had received several com-

plaints from citizens about the road and contracted with Blacktop Service Company of

Humboldt to make the street repairs and lay 10 feet of as- phalt to connect C-20 and 2nd Street. In a letter to the super- visors, the council asked for $1,200 to pay for the repairs for road work that was com- pleted that it believed should have been the county’s respon- sibility. “Even in towns under 500 population, we (the county) run the paving through the town corporate limits with a 20-22-feet overlay with a five foot fill on the side streets and alleys,” Jacobson told the board. Jacobson said the issue is not unique to Ottosen, as there are a number of city streets in smaller towns that are not up

to grade. “Look at K Road in

Livermore. Thor also had an

See Supervisors, 3A

at K Road in Livermore. Thor also had an See Supervisors, 3A HHS to present South

HHS to present South Pacific

Humboldt High School Drama and Music departments will present “South Pacific” Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the R.W. Carlson auditorium. Among the students involved in one of the scenes above, from left: Jacob Helvick, Katie Currier, Holly Kirch- hoff and Jenifer Bentz. Tickets for the show are $6 adults and $3 students, available in the high school office. The curtain will rise at 7:30 each evening. See the special section on the musical inside this issue. Humboldt Independent photo. To view or purchase additional photos, visit the Independent online at www.humboldtnews.com.

HHS musical sets sail this week

The Humboldt High School Drama and Music Departments proudly pres- ent the Rodgers and Ham- merstein Broadway musical

South Pacific” this Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday,


1, 2, and 3, in the R.


Carlson auditorium.

South Pacific” is a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama, as well as 10 Tonys when it debuted in 1949. Despite the passage of 60-plus years, it retains its significance today, address- ing themes of race, bigotry and identity. Along with the serious themes, many light- hearted moments fill the

stage. The Humboldt cast is led by Jen Bentz as the hopeless- ly romantic Nellie Forbush,

and Jake Helvick as French planter Emile De Beque singing the Richard Rodgers classics “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” and “Some Enchanted Evening.” James Sobkoweak plays Lt. Joe Cable who falls in love with islander, Liat (Andra Niles), and delivers the central message of the show in “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught.” Miranda Pederson adds comic relief with the character Bloody Mary who tries to sell sou- venirs to the sailors as well as pair her daughter with “saxy” Lt. Cable. Most fun of all is watch- ing the ensemble of sail- ors and nurses, led by Sam George as Luther Billis, head of the base’s laundry operation. Sam leads the talented sailors in a rousing

version of “There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and wiggles around in a grass skirt and coconut bra during “Honey Bun.” The nurses are very busy keeping track of Nel- ly’s emotions in “I’m Gonna Wash,” and “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy.” They also put on an unfor-

gettable “Thanksgiving Fol- lies” show for the sailors of the base. Tickets for the show are $6 adults and $3 students, and are available in the high school office. The curtain will rise at 7:30 each eve- ning. Don’t miss this grand musical performance.

Humboldt County REC earns million hour award

Safety milestone is rare accomplishment

By Kent Thompson In 1980, Ronald Reagan was energizing the electorate, Ab- scam was uncovering public bribery, Pac-Man was gobbling dots and ghosts and former Beatle John Lennon was assassi- nated. It was also the year that Humboldt County REC began a streak that few organizations can equal, that is still going strong, more than 32 years since it began. On April 10, 1980, Humboldt County REC began day one of not having a lost time accident. Now, over one million employee work hours later, the elec- tric cooperative celebrated with a recognition dinner Oct. 23, honoring present and past employees for their accomplish- ments. The streak has enduring during the tenure of three general managers, several board presidents and numerous employee safety directors. Henry Lenning was the general manager in 1980, succeeded by Dennis Fuller in 1984, and Steve Long in 2000. Long’s ten- ure will be coming to a close at the end of this year, as Hum- boldt County Rural Electric Cooperative will cease operations after 76 years, merging with Midland Power Cooperative of Jef- ferson. Through it all, one constant has been an emphasis on safety, REC present and past officials, said at the celebration. Long said the cooperative has built a culture of safety over the years. “The key elements are supervision, education and training, along with work rules and proper equipment,” the general man- ager said. “A lot of what we do today was started back in 1980. We’re still concerned about reliability, quality of service, commitment to the members and commitment to safety. “This cooperative has always had the attitude that safety is everyone’s business and everyone has taken on that responsibil- ity,” Long said.

See REC Award, 2A

on that responsibil- ity,” Long said. See REC Award, 2A Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Greg

Humboldt Community School District Superintendent Greg Darling (right) presented the Iowa High School Athletic Association State playoff participation trophy to senior class football players after Humboldt’s 21-12 loss to South Tama Monday night in the second round of the playoffs at Mason Maach Field in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.

Lighted parade entries wanted

The 2012 Lighted Christ- mas Parade is fast approach- ing. Entries are now being ac- cepted. The Humboldt Lighted Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. The parade route will begin by Northwest Bank, continu- ing through Sumner Avenue into Dakota City, Main Street. It will end at the VFW in Da- kota City. A free will chili sup- per with Santa will conclude the evening. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14. For entries, e-mail chamber@ hdcchamber.com or call 515-332-5447. Please provide phone number and e-mail ad- dress with registration.

Burn days Nov. 3 and 17 in Humboldt

The city of Humboldt will allow open burning of yard waste on Saturday, Nov. 3 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No burning is allowed on the city right of way. All fires must be attended.

Remember to vote The 2012 general elec- tion will be Tuesday, Nov. 6, with voting
to vote
The 2012 general elec-
tion will be Tuesday, Nov.
6, with voting from 7 a.m.
to 9 p.m. at selected loca-
tions around the county.
Look inside today’s issue
for a more detailed report
on seats up for election
and polling locations in the
A reminder that The
Humboldt County Audi-
tor’s Office will be open
this Saturday, Nov. 3, from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the pur-
poses of early absentee vot-
ing. Absentee voting will
be allowed at the Auditor’s
Office on Monday, Nov. 5,
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The last day to request
an absentee ballot is Friday,
Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. All mailed
ballots must be postmarked
by Monday, Nov. 5. Ab-
sentee ballots may be hand
delivered to the Auditor’s
Office until the close of
voting, 9 p.m. on Tuesday,
Nov. 6.
People with questions
about voting may contact
the Humboldt County Au-
ditor’s Office at 332-1571.

Art Preview

Local artists of all ages have been exploring the textures in a variety of art forms including multimedia, sculpture, painting, as well as textiles. The HAAC board is excited to open this year’s art preview of the “Feel of Art” with an artist reception tonight (Thursday) from 5-8 p.m., in the Humboldt Art Center at 906 Sumner Ave in Humboldt. Please join in celebrat- ing the artists’ talents, visit

See Art Preview, 3A

Planting a new seed: Humboldt business expands

There’s a new building rapidly going up on High- way 3 East. It’s TRI County Agron- omy, a Pioneer seed dealer- ship owned by Joe Olson and Dan Thompson. They are constructing a 180’ by 60’ building, along with a 42’ by 36’ office area on the south side of Highway 3 just between John Deere and John’s Ag Service. The new building will allow them to hold all their seed and crop protection products before spring. With 18’ high sidewalls, they’ll

be able to stack the Pioneer

Pro Boxes three high in the warehouse. “It was an opportunity

to increase our capacity and take delivery of all our ship- ments whenever they are ready. Ultimately it makes us a more reliable supplier for our customers,” Olson said. With the purchase of the lot, dirt work started in Au- gust. They hope to fully be in the new building by mid- November and are planning an Open House in Decem- ber. Both Olson and Thomp- son agree this is an excit- ing opportunity for them to increase their services and Pioneer footprint in the area. Plans call for the instal- lation of five bulk soybean

See TRI County, 2A

the instal- lation of five bulk soybean See TRI County, 2A Dan Thompson (left) and Joe

Dan Thompson (left) and Joe Olson stand in front of the new location of TRI County Agronomy, located on Highway 3 East, next door to John’s Ag Service/John’s NAPA and John Deere. Construction is going at a rapid pace and they hope to be operating out of the new location by the middle of November. Submitted photo.

is going at a rapid pace and they hope to be operating out of the new


The Humboldt Independent

Thursday, November 1, 2012

REC Award

from front page

“Safety is something that we emphasize every day. The guys use their personal pro- tective equipment, and so it’s ingrained. It’s become a nor- mal thing,” said Operations Supervisor Doug Bueltel, who along with his wife, Susan,

and Long, are the only current Humboldt REC employees who were part of the crew in


A rare occasion Just how unique is one mil- lion hours without a lost time accident? Pretty unique, according to Chad Knutson, a safety and loss prevention consultant with Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. His company insures about 760 electric cooperatives throughout the nation. “We don’t do worker’s compensa- tion insurance for all of them, but there are over 600 that are eligible for the million hours award. In the last 10 years we have given out 16 of these na- tionally, so it’s a pretty select

group,” Knutson said. The award is based on self- reporting by the cooperative that no accident has caused a day of lost time for a specified period of time. “I’ve been with Federated for nine years and I cover 105 cooperatives in three states (Iowa, Minnesota and Wiscon- sin,) and this is only the third one of these I have presented. (Sac County REC received

a 1,000,000 hour award in


Knutson knows about safe-

ty and the hazards of working

with electricity. He worked

for the Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative in Estherville for 12 years as an engineer, before taking the safety consultant position with Federated. Iowa Lakes Co-op earned the one million hour award in 1994. “Typically the well trained and well qualified lineman is aware of the hazards around him. If they follow procedures and use the proper equipment to protect themselves they can get through every single day without injuries. But there are those days when not every- thing goes as you expect it to and to be able to avoid those for over 30 years…is quite an achievement. “Federated, along with the National Rural Electric Coop- erative Association, sponsor the Rural Electric Safety Ac- creditation (recently changed to Achievement) program. Humboldt has participated in that program for many years. “It’s not a get out of jail free card, as we have many co- operatives who participate in the program and have loss time accidents, but if you follow the protocol within that program and have some good fortune, it can be done, and Humboldt County REC and its employ- ees are a testament to that,” he said. Humboldt County REC recently received a three-year achievement certificate for not having a lost time accident, something it has achieved 10

times during the course of its one million hour milestone. Only 11 of the 37 electrical

cooperatives in the state cur- rently have this designation.

“Not every accident is something that happens on a power pole. It can be a vehi-

cle along the side of the road,

a traffic accident caused by

another driver, a weather or

storm-related injury, there are plenty of ways to get hurt out there and get hurt seriously,” Knutson said. “It’s very difficult to achieve,” said Luke Falke, an account executive with Feder- ated. “The cooperative is sharing resources with other co-ops. There are snow and ice storms that can knock you out of pow-

er for a week, and these guys

are working around the clock

to get power restored, so yes,

it’s very special.”

3.8 million miles The 1,000,173.5 hours through the end of Septem- ber is a remarkable milestone, Long said. “This is remarkable when you consider the type of work, the variety of equipment and the extreme weather the crews have worked in. “We’ve had skirmishes (storms where people have been without power for one or two days). One of the major ones I remember was the ice storm on Halloween 1991. I think it started on a Friday and we had everyone back on by Tuesday. “Another thing is the crew’s driving record. Our crews have traveled to New Orleans, they’ve been to Il- linois, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Dakota and throughout Iowa. There was not a major

South Dakota and throughout Iowa. There was not a major Chad Knutson, safety and loss prevention

Chad Knutson, safety and loss prevention consultant with Federated Rural Elec- tric Insurance Exchange (left) presented Humboldt County REC with a unique one million hour award last week at Rustix. To the right of Knutson are Luke Falke, account executive with Federated; Humboldt County REC Board President Kevin Rasmussen, current General Manager Steve Long and former General Manager Dennis Fuller. The award signifies more than one million hours without a lost time accident. The award has been achieved under Long’s leadership the past 12 years, 16 years under Fuller before that, and the first four years under Henry Lenning. Humboldt Independent photo.

four years under Henry Lenning. Humboldt Independent photo. Humboldt County Rural Electric Cooperative employees, former

Humboldt County Rural Electric Cooperative employees, former employees and

spouses were on hand Oct. 23, for a special recognition dinner to celebrate more than

one million hours without a lost time accident. Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange presented the REC with a plaque recognizing the milestone, beginning on April 10, 1980, and continuing to the present day. Pictured from left to right are:

Merlin Graaf, a 38-year REC employee and former safety director; Todd Leemkuil, current REC safety director; Operations Supervisor Doug Bueltel and Federated’s Safety and Loss Prevention consultant Chad Knutson. Humboldt Independent pho- to.

accident or injury during their time (over 32 years), in which the crew’s drove 3.8 million miles!” Along with safety empha- sis, expert training and top of the line equipment, there is also some good fortune in- volved. While the greatest expo- sure for a loss time accident is the people working in the field, the award also covers the office staff personnel. “Any employee gets hurt and can’t come back to work the next day, that’s the end of the string,” Knutson said. “In the day and age when a minor back injury can turn into a pretty serious one, the inside employees have to be recog- nized as part of the achieve- ment as well,” the insurance safety consultant said. Current Humboldt County REC Board of Directors Presi- dent Kevin Rassmussen said the accomplish goes beyond the cooperative and its em- ployees. “I think spouses under- stand how important it is for employees to do their job and employees have also taught their spouses and their families how to be safe, and that has in turn taught others in the com- munity how to be safe. “We’re a safer community because of past and present board members, directors, em- ployees and others who have created a safer culture.” “We try to create that cul- ture of safety in the board

ty rules and procedures,” Long

see how well they follow safe-

room and through manage- ment and down into the em- ployee ranks,” Rasmussen said. Long said the supervisory experience of longtime em- ployees at the cooperative, along with the state associa- tion’s monthly training regi- men, have contributed to the stellar record. “They observe our staff and

ting the material to the site. But Nels Hendrickson said ‘worrying about the safety of my employees,’ and that al- ways stuck with me,” Fuller related. “REC employees have al- ways maintained the buddy system and worrying about your fellow crew members. I commend the employees from my era and the employees today for doing a great job,”

Fuller said. Long read letters of con- gratulations from former board of director’s president Marv Lindemann who under- went heart surgery and was not able to be at the meeting; Phil Irwin, CEO of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange; and Jay Nelson of Renwick, retired safety director of the Iowa State Association of Ru- ral Electric Cooperatives. “I’m very proud of all of you. This is a goal that demon- strates that Humboldt County REC not only has great con- cern for the safety of its em- ployees, but also its members. It has not come easy. You have set the bar for others. For over 32 years, your system has set an example to others that hard work and prolonged hours in the most extreme weather con- ditions can still be done with safety utmost in mind,” Nelson said in his letter. While the streak will end when Humboldt County REC merges operations with Mid- land Power beginning in 2013, what a run it has been.

said. He also credited Federated for providing up-to-date statis- tics and documentation in re- gard to safety and credited the board of directors for making sure that all OSHA standards are met to provide for a safe workplace. Former General Manager Dennis Fuller was directing the operations for 16 of the 32 years, 1984 to 2000, after serv- ing as line superintendent for the previous 10 years. “One of the biggest aides has been advent of hydrau- lic trucks. We used to have to back the big boom trucks into the ditches. Now with hydrau- lics and the basket trucks, we can do a lot of work without climbing the poles (and that has enhanced the safety of the lineman). Rubber gloves have also helped,” he said. He recalled attending a statewide meeting where they asked REC foremen’s what their main responsibility was? “Most said something like getting the job done and get-

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bins on the east side of the building with a new continu- ous flow seed treatment sys- tem. “The new seed treatment system is state of the art with full automation capabili- ties. Customers should notice improved speed, accuracy, efficiency, and coverage, ” Thompson said. Between 50 and 75 percent of all seed is loaded out in bulk today, a major change from even a few years ago. In addition to being a Pio- neer seed dealer, TRI County Agronomy offers crop protec- tion products, scouting ser- vices, variable rate seeding recommendations, GPS soil sampling and on-farm deliv- ery. They will also have a test plot on the land behind the of- fice and warehouse. In addition to offices, the building will feature a confer- ence room where they can host educational meetings for cus- tomers. Some of the contractors working on the project in- clude: Mark Dickey Construc- tion, general contractor; John’s Ag Service, dirt work and site

preparation; Crahan Electric, electric work, well and instal- lation of the automation on the bulk system. “We’re really excited to be between other ag related busi- nesses on Highway 3. It makes for convenient one stop shop- ping for lots of our customers,” Thompson said. “We also like the accessi- bility this location offers our customers,” Olson said. Joe Olson is a Humboldt native, graduating from Hum- boldt High School in 2000. He went to Iowa State Univer- sity and obtained a degree in Agronomy and Seed Science

in 2004.

After college, he worked with growers at Pioneer’s Hed- rick seed production facility in southeast Iowa for two years.

He then returned to Humboldt and has been a Pioneer seed sales representative for the past six years. Joe and his wife, Amber,

have two children: Claire, 4,

a preschool student at King’s

Kids; and Spencer, 1. Dan Thompson is a na- tive of the Badger area and a 1996 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School. He at- tended Iowa State, graduating in 2000, with a degree in Ag Studies and Agronomy. Af- ter college, he went to work in retail agronomy for seven years. For the past five years, he worked for Pioneer as an Area Account Manager and Agronomist covering Hum- boldt, Webster and Pocahontas Counties. His wife, Amy, is a Speech Pathologist with the AEA. They live west of Badger with

their two children: Brett, 8, a third grader at Fort Dodge; and Claire, 5, a kindergarten student. Tri County Agronomy serves Humboldt and sur- rounding counties. In addi- tion to employing Olson and Thompson, they have two part time spring employees. Tri County Agronomy can be

reached at (515) 332-4609.

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issue with one of its streets,” the engineer said. He added that Livermore and Rutland did add some as- phalt to aid in the side street approaches. “To my knowledge, Bradgate did not when we re- surfaced through their town a few years ago,” Jacobson said. “Typically in the small towns when we put in a new surface (county road) through town, it has a 5 percent slope to accommodate places like this. My concern is, if we do it for you, and haven’t for other towns, it’s not really fair,” Su- pervisor Harley Hett said. It was mentioned that the county does provide some 28E funds to help with improve- ments and upkeep. Those funds for the past fiscal year included $2,082 to Ottosen, $2,100 to Hardy, $2,900 to Bradgate, $5,500 to Thor and $7,900 to Livermore. “It’s a problem because ev- eryone’s dollars are stretched,” Supervisor Carl Mattes of- fered. “It’s been a problem be- cause nothing was done to the approach. You could see the two layers of asphalt and cars would bounce, it was especial-

ly noticeable with smaller cars. It would cause an arch in the winter. The small amount we have to repair streets doesn’t go far,” Fowler said. He said it would have been better to have rectified the problem in 2004, when asphalt prices were cheaper. “We’re trying to extend roads (in the county) every way we can,” Jacobson said. “We’ve still got 204 miles out- side the city limits to take care of.” Supervisor John “Mort” Christianson believed the is- sue wasn’t so much about the budget as about priorities. “We’ve given $20,000 to the Humboldt Pool for seven years and we give Livermore $1,600 a year for insurance on their pool. We gave the Boy Scouts $10,000 for a skate park that’s barely used,” Chris- tianson said. After much discussion, Supervisor Jerry Haverly suggested a compromise be struck. Hett moved and the su- pervisors unanimously agreed to approve a $1,000 payment to the city of Ottosen for the work, from the county’s com- munity betterment account which come from local option

sales tax dollars.

$20K for bridges In other secondary road matters, the board approved an expenditure of $19,970 for bridge inspections with Shuck- Britson Inc. of Des Moines. There are 85 bridges in the county, the 79 traditional span bridges will cost $195 each to inspect, or $15,405, Jacobson told the board. The four high truss bridges (Murray, Devine, Berkhimer and Bormann) will cost $380 each to inspect and two pony truss bridges over Prairie Creek will cost $260 each. There will also be load rated bridge calculation work that will amount to $2,525, for the $19,970 total. Jacobson said much of the site work will be completed this fall with the final report delivered in the spring of 2013. In addition to the hired work, Jacobson said his of- fice will be measuring chan- nel cross slopes at washouts, a new requirement that will take some time to complete. Jacobson said more de- tailed inspection of truss

bridges is now required due to the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, over five years ago. The board also approved work in the county right of way from CenturyLink for buried communications lines near 2113 Penn Ave.

Elderbridge funding The board heard from Mick Tagesen, executive director of the Elderbridge Agency on Aging. Tagesen took over as ex- ecutive director this past year, replacing Lahoma Counts, who retired. Tagesen joins El- derbridge after working four years with elderly social ser- vice agencies in South Dakota. Tagesen provided figures on use of Elderbridge services by Humboldt County senior citizens over 60. While congregate and homebound meals constitute 36 percent of the agency’s ex- pense in the county, it is not the largest outlay. That would be case management, serv- ing 31 consumers at a cost of


The senior citizen meal service operated through the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital dietary department, accounted for an expense of $53,106.93. That was for 17,634 meals served during the course of fiscal 2012. The other largest expense was $14,279.25 for homemak- er services, totaling 528 hours. Tagesen said many changes are coming for the agency, in- cluding the addition of several counties in northwest Iowa for fiscal 2014. Despite the added territory, Elderbridge will be facing a $288,000 cut in fund- ing for the upcoming year. Tagesen said it is very im- portant to be also to maintain funding levels at the present rate in order to avoid cutting services. He said Elderbridge’s total budget is $6.5 million. He asked the county to con- sider a $6,968.70 funding re- quest for next year, an increase of $103.24 from the present budget. The board will consider the request when setting the bud- get.

The board also heard from Lindsay Prather, Humboldt County Outreach specialist for Upper Des Moines Opportu- nity in Humboldt County. Prather said UDMO’s of- fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, with the Food Pantry open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Applications are now being taken for the Christmas basket distribution and will be taken through Dec. 7. The distribution day for volunteers at the fairgrounds will be Dec. 18. Prather said the Food Pan- try needs donations of cash and food. She said that 25 turkeys have been secured through the Food Bank of Iowa, but more are needed for the upcoming holidays. The board also approved the hiring of Amber Maxson as

a clerk in the auditor’s office at

a starting wage of $14.27 per

hour. She will begin her duties on Nov. 5. Janell Ayres will be retiring from the auditor’s of- fice at the end of the calendar year.

the auditor’s of- fice at the end of the calendar year. Art Preview from front page

Art Preview from front page

with the artists, and feast on the sensory pallet. The pre- view is free, and refreshments will be served. After the recep- tion, the exhibit will be open to the public for viewing at the art center on Mondays, Thurs- days and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m., until Nov. 15.

The Community Art Proj- ects from 2011 and 2012 Art Festivals will be on display at Bank Iowa through Nov. 16, after which all pieces will be on display at Rustix Res- taurant for the annual Art En- core, Saturday, Nov. 17. Artist Awards will be announced pri- or to the live auction. Proceeds from the encore auction will be used to promote the arts in Humboldt with free events such as the annual Arts Festi- val, scholarships for students and teachers, and classes at the art center.

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Christmas Basket Distribution planned for Dec. 18

The Humboldt County Ministerial Association’s an- nual Christmas Food Basket Distribution will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from the Humboldt County Fair- grounds. Baskets must be brought to the fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Baskets can be picked up by the assigned people at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, Dec. 18, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Humboldt-Dakota City pick up time is 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All others are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. More than 250 families in Humboldt County enjoy a bet- ter Christmas because of this event, which is coordinated by the Humboldt County UDMO Outreach Office.




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three athletes who received

their basic training at Fort



unanimous all-North Star

Bliss, TX.

Greg Vik has been promot- ed to Manager of Shopper’s

Licata, manager since 1992,

Conference volleyball honors by the league’s coaches. Twin


Supply in Humboldt. Steve

Rivers was also represented by Janelle Zeman (first team),

The Twin Rivers home- coming was held with an en-

has been promoted to General

Manager of the four Shopper’s Supply Stores owned by Jim Schmidt in Humboldt, Web-

ster City, Eagle Grove and Fort

Dodge. 2002

Those hot days of run- ning and lifting weights paid

dividends in the snow for Lisa Olson. Olson, a junior at Hum- boldt High School, earned her

first trip to the state cross coun-

try meet by placing third in a class 2A district at Sheldon. Olson ran a time of 15:40 on

a slippery, wet course, which

had been cleared of snow just

a few hours before the race.

Connie Koob, Center Di- rector for Upper Des Moines

Opportunity, Inc., received a distinguished service award

for 15 years of service at the

Jean Berte (second team), and Julie Demory (honorable men- tion). FORTY YEARS AGO


The Bronze Palm was awarded to Don Linn at the Boy Scout Troop 192 Court of Honor. The Bronze Palm is awarded for five Merit Badges above an Eagle Scout. The award was presented by Le- Roy Jorgensen, former scout- master. 1972

Peggy Riles, daughter of

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Riles of

Humboldt, recently enlisted

in the Waves, a branch of the

2002 United States Navy. Riles will

report for duty in Orlando, FL, where she will begin basic training. She is a 1972 gradu- ate of Humboldt High School.


Iowa Community Action As-

sociation Annual Conference

held in Des Moines.


Amy Olson, a junior at Humboldt High School, has

qualified for the Girls’ State Class 2A Cross Country Meet

to be held at Fort Dodge.


The Twin River Valley High School Chorus will present a Variety Show in the gym in Bode. Singing “Close to You,” will be Lani Simon,

Kristi Stamper, Pam Frederik-

sen, and Cori Brodale.


Six sixth grade band stu- dents were honored for their dedication to practice time. Band director Kathy Yoakam asked the students to practice at least 20 minutes a day, or 140 minutes a week. Those

honored were Jamie Pecoy, Mark Patz, Marsha Dahl, Jen-

na Nervig, Christy Berte, and Ashley Wason. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO


Sande Construction has

begun work on the future site

of Misty Harbor, Ltd. In Hum-

boldt’s new industrial park.

The new pontoon boat manu-

facturer expects to be in op- eration in a 20,000 square foot building by Jan. 1.

Among those honored at

the Humboldt volleyball ban-

quet were the following girls:

Kathy Harshbarger, Sonja DeWinter, Vicky Sime, Kim Merris, Jeri Fevold, Lauri Johnson, and Lori Witzel.

DeWinter was a first-team all- conference pick.


Twin Rivers sophomore Rachel Halsrud was one of

Boone Valley blasted Kanawha 27-6 to cap the first undefeated season in the school’s history and take un-

1997 disputed possession of the

North Star Conference title. Smooth running back Mark Nickell ignited the Bobcats with his 40-yeard touchdown

run in the first quarter as BV raced to a 20-0 halftime lead against the touted Kanawha

squad. Ken Wilbur is the coach of the Bobcats. FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO


Sinclair Petrochemicals of Eagle Grove is presently pre- paring a site at Rutland for a new bulk fertilizer plant. The

site is located just east of Rut- land Lumber. An anhydrous ammonia storage tank will be erected across the road east.


The Humboldt Community

High School hosted the audi- tions for all-state chorus, band and orchestra. Those chosen by the judges will participate in the All-State Festival Con- cert in Des Moines. Selected were Donna Petras, chorus; Randy Dowling, chorus; Ma-

ribeth Arndt, chorus; Virginia Heathman, chorus; Mike Hall, chorus; Wayne Miner, cho- rus; Jim Locke, chorus; Tom Vonderhaar, chorus; Bon- nie Gochenouer, band; Dean Swyter, band; Dennis Hodges, band; Jim Sayers, band; Nancy Moklestad, orchestra; and Car- la Eastman, band.


David B. Halsrud, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle Hal- srud of Ottosen, and Doug- las C. Heathman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Heathman of Humboldt, were inducted into the Armed Forces. Both are volunteers and will receive


thusiastic audience attending the program in the gymna- sium. King candidates were Robert Helland, Norm Arm- strong and Richard Olson. Queen candidates were Jerry Kropf, Barbara Ehrhardt and Diane Halsrud. Those elected King and Queen were Robert Helland and Diane Halsrud.


The Humboldt Community

Chorus presentation of “Okla-

homa” will be held in the high school auditorium. Sopranos

of the “Oklahoma” chorus in-

clude Ilomae Nieman, Karen Lemke, Edna Fowler, Maxine Bayse, Marcene Miner, Doro- thy Dodgen, Judy Haas, So- phie Bennink, Eileen Northup, Sara Bybee, Helen Parsons,

Marj Juel, Eddie Lee Peterson, and Betty Walley. Bass mem- bers include Jim Gochenouer, Carl Warrington, Bob Bybee, Jerry Vandenberg, John Wal- ley, Jerry Christensen, Rich Strachan, and Jim Strachan.


Some 110 women dressed in Halloween costumes to bowl at the Star Lanes. Dot’s Beauty Shop won the “best dressed” team award. Others winning prizes for their cos- tumes included Alta Norman, Blanche Kelling and Ethel Da- man of the Ivy league bowlers

and Avis Norman, Vera Bau- man, Alice Terwilliger and

Doris Tellier from the Hawk- eye league. SIXTY YEARS AGO


Six Humboldt County men

will be inducted into the Army to fill the county’s November draft quota. They are Richard

D. Vorland of Hardy; Harold Henry Hinners of Gilmore City; Howard L. Sewick of

Algona; Bernie L. Harless of Humboldt; Dennis Q. Opheim


Bode; and Kenneth B. Byro


Eagle Grove.


Members of the Beaver Township Zion Lutheran con- gregation recently helped out with corn picking and other fall farm chores on the Mrs. Elmer Lehman farm. Corn pickers were furnished by Leonard Lehman, Harold Kunert, George Kunert and Harold Ropte and an elevator by Floyd Kuehnast. Others helping include Art Kunert, Clarence Kunert, Leo Kue- hnast, Mervin Lowe, Herbert Moench, Norman Kirchhof, Hugo Kuehnast and Ewald Weiss. 1952

Markets reported on this


day in 1952

corn, $1.27; oats, 78 cents; and beans, $2.66.



Letters To The Editor

To The Editor:

I’m confused and frustrated! WHO is the REAL Mitt Romney? Is he

a “severely conservative”

Republican that ran during

the Republican primary or

a “moderate” Republican

that showed up during the presidential debates? He said, prior to the first debate that he supported a 20 percent across the board tax cut that would cost $5 trillion? Then he flip-flopped, saying that wasn’t true. Experts in economics now say it doesn’t

pass the math test, no matter which side he favors. The

rich would get richer and the

middle class and the poor would suffer; much like the trickle-down economics that was popular with Presidents

Reagan and George W. Bush. His opinion changed when

he showed support for those in need of healthcare; even those with pre-existing conditions. Within hours, he reversed back

to his original position, which

would repeal the Affordable

Care Act. Tens of millions of Americans who can’t afford health insurance, those with pre-existing conditions,

children and young adults up to the age of 26 would be left in the dust. He also has

proposed drastic Medicaid cuts, which would affect seniors, the disabled, the poor, and the unemployed, simply to accommodate tax cuts for the wealthy. His healthcare plant; go to the emergency room, the most expensive healthcare? This is serious. Now I must address Mitt Romney’s ever-changing positions on women’s rights. Recently, he was asked whether he would roll back abortion rights. His reply, “No, it wasn’t on his agenda.” Within a very short time, he retracted his statement and then doubled-down on women’s health issues; everything from wellness and cancer screenings, Roe vs. Wade, reproductive rights, and

cuts to Planned Parenthood clinics, the main source of

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MAGISTRATE Bryan A. Barnes, Humboldt, public intoxication, fined $195. Elizabeth L. Hamilton, Humboldt, nuisances enumerated, fined $195. Bryan A. Barnes, Humboldt, possession of alcohol under the age of 21, fined $330. Tyler J. Vermeer, Humboldt, failure to maintain

safety belts, fined $161.25.

Joell A. Sullivan, Sioux City, speeding, fined $282.75. Johnathan E. Froisland, Fort Dodge, speeding, fined


Rozella M. Rout, Clarion, speeding, fined $73.50. Francisco Rodriguez Perez, Nevada, no valid drivers license, fined $330. Francisco Rodriguez Perez, Nevada, violation of financial liability coverage, fined


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Kevin C. Pruitt, Spencer, speeding, fined $120. Bret R. Cook, Urbandale, failure to comply with safety regulations, fined $127.50.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT PETITIONS Iowa Trust and Savings Bank vs. Ron Fisher, promissory note, $58,279.67, plus costs and interest. JUDGMENTS Ashley Kramer vs.

Demetrius Bennett, petition to establish custody, visitation, child support. State of Iowa vs. Gerald

N. Kramer, II, Dakota City,

OWI 1st offense, amended to

reckless driving, fined $544. SMALL CLAIMS PETITIONS Homeward, Inc. vs. Wayne

H. Anderson, Sr., verification

of account and affidavit of military service. Capital one Bank (USA) N.A. vs. Matthew W. Riha, Gilmore City, account $811.11, plus costs and interest. R and L Repair vs. John Phillips, Storm Lake, account

$5,000, plus costs and interest. Design Homes, Inc. vs. Lisa Lauckner, Humboldt, failure to pay rent and damages to an apartment, $2,207.01, plus costs and interest. Hauge Associates, Inc. vs. Chad S. Boyd, Humboldt, Lisa

A. Boyd, Humboldt, account

$652.17, plus costs and


VION Holdings LLC vs. Paula King, account $2,356.42, plus costs and interest. Precision Recovery

Analytics, Inc. vs. Amy Vinsand, Rutland, $1,918.76, plus costs and interest. JUDGMENTS

EMC Insurance Company

vs. Zachary Flanagan, Hardy, auto collision and breach of


DISMISSALS Midland Funding LLC vs. Kay King, Humboldt, account $4,164.73, plus costs and



County Property LLC, Land in

NW, Sec. 6, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. Kyle Ellen Sande to Brian L. Kirchhoff, Brooke Kirchhoff, W 1/2, Lot 65, Plat

2, West River Acres Addition,


Donald Rutz, Audrey Rutz to Dale Stalzer, Debra Stalzer, Lot 1, Block 4, Bassetts Second

Addition, Livermore, Lot 2, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 3, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 5, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 6, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 7, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 8, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 9, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore, Lot 13, Block 4, Bassetts Second Addition, Livermore. COURT OFFICER DEEDS Frances Mesicek Estate, John Mesicek, Executor, Nilene White, Executor, to Deer Ridge Properties LLC, Land in SW, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28, NW, SE, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. Glen Lenning Estate, Elizabeth Fuller, Executor, to Deer Ridge Properties LLC, Land in SW, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28, NW, SE, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. CONTRACTS Diane Seeber, Kathy Curran, Larry Curran, Richard Conlon, Julie Conlon, Mike Conlon, Jim Conlon, James E. Conlon, Yolanda Colon, Roger Conlon, Pam Conlon, John Conlon, Marla Conlon to Edward L. Smith, Gail L. Smith, NE, S 1/2, Sec. 12, Twp. 91, Rng. 28, SE, N 1/2, Sec. 12, Twp. 91, Rng. 28, Land in NE, NW, Sec. 12, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. Charlene M. Harvey Estate, Deanna M. Nervig, Executor, Mark D. Harvey, Executor, to Chad Brever, Stephanie Brever, Lot 3, Brookview Addition, Humboldt. QUIT CLAIM DEEDS Lisa Banister to Todd Banister, Lot 36, Crestview Heights Addition, Humboldt. Troy Rubel, Kari Rubel, Robyn Peterson, Bart Peterson, Kevin Rubel, Elaine Rubel to Jerry A. Rubel, Judy R. Rubel, W 1/2, Lot 6, Block 20, Original Town, Dakota City, W 1/2, Lot 7, Block 20, Original Town, Dakota City. Deer Ridge Properties LLC to Michael Ehrhardt, Land in SW, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. Michael Ehrhardt to Deer Ridge Properties LLC, Land See Courthouse, 5A

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And don’t forget equal pay for equal work.

I see a presidential

candidate who is not concerned about the least of

these because he can’t relate to the average American. In contrast, President Obama wants the best for all Americans. He and the First Lady have lived the American Dream. I see President Obama,

a man of integrity, empathy,

intelligence, and strength, who took office during one of the most trying times in our history. Despite an obstructive Congress, he was able to prevent our country from going into a depression. Isn’t it time we, Americans, have his back? Vote DEMOCRATIC!!

Vote for the Obama-Biden ticket!

Ellen C. Campisi, Humboldt

To The Editor:

Not in all my lifetime has

there been a more important vote to save our republic than Nov. 6, 2012. I’ve always voted for whom

I thought our nation needed to

lead our Presidency. This time

it hasn’t taken much of my

time to decide. I’ve seriously thought about every decision our President Obama has made and the only one I can think of was allowing our Navy Seals to perform the task of taking

out BinLaden. I can give him

credit for that, but every other decision he’s made has been

because of a lack of experience and judgment, especially from

a businessman’s viewpoint. His plan to stimulate our economy mostly went to save government jobs, pensions, and so called green industries like Solyndra, ($500 million in tax payer’s money which was a total loss). His commitment to

create 4,000,000 jobs is laugh- able. Also Obama Care has been turned down by a major- ity of U.S. citizens as well as

a number of doctors, hospitals,

and other caregivers. It is esti-

mated that our individual taxes will go up by $2,000 per year to pay for this government- imposed tax. For a president to claim there will be no additional tax- es on the middle class working man during his term is a down- right falsehood. Also, his so- cialist philosophy of spreading the income by taking it away from the rich and giving it to the poor is totally incompre- hensible, wrong, and against every long established belief in free enterprise, which built our nation and indeed the indi-

vidual incentive we cherish. Probably the most wrongly stated position that Obama has ever spoken was to give credit for government initi- ated building of roads, airports See Letters, 5A

that Obama has ever spoken was to give credit for government initi- ated building of roads,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Humboldt Independent


Several ambulance calls reported to local police department

The Humboldt Law En- forcement Center reported several ambulance calls this past week, but there were no reportable traffic accidents in the city limits and the Hum- boldt Police Department made no arrests.

In other news:

Oct. 22 2:09 p.m.—Received a re- port of gunshots being fired near the 300 block of Second Street South. Police checked the area and Gotch Park Road, and were unable to see or hear anything. 2:48 p.m.—Police ob- served a disabled vehicle with- out license plates at the inter- section of 5 th Street North and Highway 3. 5:21 p.m.—Received a re- port of two boys playing on the fence between Rainbow Park and Corn Belt Power Coopera- tive. The boys were told to stay away from the fence. 7:02 p.m.—An officer spoke to a Humboldt man about the proper way to sell/ transfer ownership of a hand- gun. 9:49 p.m.—A dead deer was reported on Highway 169 at the south edge of town, par- tially on the roadway. The deer was removed. 10:48 p.m.—Received a noise disturbance complaint at the West Fork Apartments on 11 th Avenue North. It was a subject working on an automo- bile. He was told by police to


and other community projects as the main reason for Ameri- can success, instead of all the individual entrepreneurs who founded their companies and invested their own money to build their products. It has been recorded in the last 100 years that there have been more inventions and pat- ents than in all the history of the world, (mostly from Amer- icans). Committees and coun- tries didn’t do that; individuals believing in our free enterprise system accomplished that. President Obama’s handling of the Benghazi situation not only has cost the lives of our ambassador and three other men, but has brought America down in prestige, trustworthi- ness and support with other nations for our ongoing fight against the Al Qaeda and their determined purpose to destroy America, Israel and all other Christians and our freedom loving citizens other than Muslims. Finally America has an op- portunity to save our republic,

keep the noise down. 11:16 p.m.—An ambu- lance was requested on 8 th Avenue North for lifting assis- tance with a male subject. Oct. 23 10:17 a.m.—An ambulance was requested on 11 th Street North for a subject not feeling well. 3:17 p.m.—Received a re- port of a white van with flames on it with the word’s “Butch- er’s Choice,” selling door-to- door without a permit. Police were unable to locate the ve- hicle. 3:42 p.m.—A Humboldt woman said she would be get- ting written statements about an animal complaint. 6:33 p.m.—Police were called to the 1100 block of 19 th Street North for a transfer of personal property. The two parties did not want to see each other. Police received another call later, but believe the situa- tion to be resolved. 7:54 p.m.—One of the par- ties of the above matter called the police to say pictures of her dog were not among the returned items. 10 p.m.—Received a call from the security company for a hold-up alarm at Kum and Go, 1212 8 th Ave. N. It was a false alarm. Everything was OK.

Oct. 24 4:30 a.m.—An ambulance was dispatched to 9 th Street South for a man having stom-

ach pain. 7:51 a.m.—A caller re- ported a tan Labrador running loose in the 200 block of 4 th Avenue South. Animal control was notified. 7:22 a.m.—A caller on 12 th Avenue North requested lifting assistance. 4:37 p.m.—A female caller reported being stuck in one of the elevators at Springvale. Po- lice checked both elevators and they were working fine. No stranded subject was found. 6:55 p.m.—A suspicious vehicle was reported at the car wash on 15 th Street North.

Oct. 25 7:11 a.m.—Thomas K. Vo- draska, Humboldt, reported that he would come down and file a report after work, as a deer had struck his vehicle, causing damage. 9:53 a.m.—A male subject came to the Humboldt Law Enforcement Center to inquire about property retrieval. 10:13 a.m.—A disabled ve- hicle was reported in the 600 block of 13 th Street North. The vehicle had been moved when police arrived. 11:44 a.m.—A caller on 4 th Avenue SW reported a loud bang and a puff of smoke. A utility transformer had blown and the area was without elec- tricity. MidAmerican Energy was contacted. 1:29 p.m.—Francis J. Duffy, Humboldt, reported damage to his vehicle from an

unknown hit-and-run. Oct. 26 2:48 p.m.—A reckless driver in a brown car was re- ported southbound on High- way 169, near Humboldt Red Power. Police located the ve- hicle and everything was OK. 4:39 p.m.—Police were called to the 1100 block of 15 th Street North to keep the peace. 10:17 p.m.—Police were called to a residence on 6 th Av- enue North to remove a family member concerned about the welfare of another. 10:52 p.m.—Police were advised of a possible assault in the 800 block of 11 th Ave. North. There was no assault, only a verbal altercation and it

was over. Oct. 27 12:26 a.m.—An open door was reported at Humboldt High School. The door was se- cured. 2:46 a.m.—A caller report- ed Lisa Schultz’s vehicle got egged. 8:07 a.m.—A welfare check was requested for a Humboldt male. Everything was fine. The man’s phone was not in service. 1:48 p.m.—Received calls that a subject was burning leaves in the 700 block of 9 th Street North. Police spoke to the violator who said they would put the fire out. 2:49 p.m.—Received a re-

port of a subject burning leaves

in the 800 block of 1 st Avenue

North. Police made contact

and the fire was extinguished. 3:55 p.m.—Received a re- port of illegal open burning

in the 900 block of 6 th Street

North. 9:25 p.m.—A female caller on 3 rd Avenue South asked to have a male subject removed. The man was convinced to stay at another friend’s house for the night. 11:39 p.m.—A noise dis- turbance was reported at the intersection of 2 nd Avenue South and Taft Street South. It was loud music playing. The offending party was told to turn down the music.

County les charges against Randy Brown

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Attorney’s Office have

Code, Section 692A.113. “The defendant is required to register as a sex offender

charges were filed. Brown im- mediately resigned from his position.

against a minor shall not loiter

led charges against a former Iowa State University basket- ball coach, who conducted a by invitation basketball camp in Humboldt last spring. Humboldt County Sher-

and is subject to the exclusion zones contained in the Iowa Code,” the warrant states. Brown was arrested in Ames on Oct. 24, and posted bond. He is scheduled to be

According to exclusion zones and prohibitions under the Iowa Sex Offender Regis- try law, a sex offender who has been convicted of a sex offense

iff Dean Kruger announced

arraigned on the charge today


be within 300 feet of the

Oct. 24, that Randall “Randy” Brown, 55, of Ames, has been charged with failure to comply

(Nov. 1) at 9 a.m., in Hum- boldt County District Court. Brown, a Fort Dodge na-

premises of any place intended primarily for the use of mi- nors, including a recreational

with the Iowa Sex Offender

tive, pleaded guilty in 2003


sport-related activity when

Registry, an aggravated misde-

to federal child pornography


use by a minor.

meanor. According to the arrest

charges and spent time in federal prison. He admitted

Under article 3 of the act, a sex offender who has been con-

warrant, Brown participated

to authorities that he had de-

victed of a sex offense against

in a basketball camp and pro-

stroyed computer disks with


minor shall not “operate,

vided instruction to the minors

depictions of minors involved

manage, be employed by, or

present in violation of Iowa


sexual acts.

act as a contractor or volunteer


He also admitted to engag-


any place intended primar-

ing in Internet conversations of

a sexual nature with a person

believed to be 15 years of age. Brown was an assistant coach for the Iowa State men’s bas- ketball team at the time the

ily for use by minors includ-

ing but not limited to a play- ground, children’s play area, recreational or sport-related activity area, a swimming or wading pool, or a beach.”


from page 4A

in SW, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28, NW, SE, Sec. 1, Twp. 91, Rng. 28. Terry R./Terry Nelson, Barbara J./Barbara Nelson, to Terry R. Nelson, Barbara J. Nelson, Land in NW, Sec. 33, Twp. 93, Rng. 29. AFFIDAVIT OF SURVIVING SPOUSE Julie E. Anderson, Gary J. Anderson to Julie E. Anderson, Lot 5, Block 12, Original Town, Rutland, Lot 6, Block 12, Original Town, Rutland, Lot 7, Block 12, Original Town, Rutland, Lot 8, Block

12, Original Town, Rutland, Lot 9, Block 12, Original Town, Rutland, Lot 10, Block 12, Original Town, Rutland. SHERIFF’S DEEDS Cory J. Wilson, Heather M. Naeve, Heather M. Prenger, Humboldt County Sheriff to Government National Mortgage Association, Lot 25, Block 2, Willicksons

Addition, Thor, Lot 26, Block

2, Willicksons Addition, Thor,

Lot 27, Block 2, Willicksons Addition, Thor, Part of Alley, Block 2, Willicksons Addition, Thor.

Thor, Part of Alley, Block 2, Willicksons Addition, Thor. our free enterprise way of life and
Thor, Part of Alley, Block 2, Willicksons Addition, Thor. our free enterprise way of life and

our free enterprise way of life and our individual opportunity getting the government out of our hair by voting Obama out of office and electing Romney and a majority of Republicans and Independents to the con- gress.


John Dodgen,

To The Editor:

One day a man was help- ing his son to the car. While his father was trying to help him they stumbled across the sidewalk. A lady came out and said, “Look how drunk he is and he’s got cancer.” It puts you to tears when people say things about people they know nothing about. The man never drank and the father was suf- fering from cancer and the son’s cancer of the brain was starting to affect his mobil- ity and between the two, they were trying to get to another doctor’s appointment. Another case, a wife was being basted about her lazi-

from 4A ness, and dresses not the best and the man putting in long hours. I personally know this couple and after the man comes home from his work, he’s done for the day. She works as many hours as he does and yet she comes home and takes care of kids, cleaning, laundry, cook- ing and schoolwork to make sure it’s done, which by the way they are A students. She tries to make it to all school functions her kids are involved in and there’s no end to her giving heart to others. She is just as involved with the out- side work as the inside work. Yet there is ill talk about her. Another case, a gentle- man I know who works a lot of hours and if he’s not work- ing loves staying home as time allows. NEVER goes out but has rumors spread about him often and bad. He does his job and because it involves people, some involved in drugs and al- coholic or just irresponsible, putting other’s welfare and fairness before him gets basted all the time because he is only doing his job. It’s funny when people are in the wrong, like to put themselves as the victim, and the others as the endless jerk. Rumors went about of a husband how cruel his wife was even at a very late age in life. I have been a personal friend to these people and let me tell you, we would all be so lucky to have a great rela- tionship and marriage like they did. At her side as she was dy- ing you could see just how much she was loved by him. They were two peas in a pod, nothing decided without each other. They were each other’s right arm. There’s a saying that is so true. Rumors are carried by haters and jealous people spread by fools and accepted by idiots. So what am I saying, unless it’s fact why do you choose to hurt people? Rumors always get back to the people you are talking about! Think of whom you’re hurting and yes rumors run deep. Know that you are not looked on as a very nice person by others. If you think it makes you involved and cool, guess again! Miriam Kiley, Humboldt

To The Editor:

This is about the new Republican Party. I spent some time this past summer fishing in Minnesota with my brother and a good friend. They are both astute political observers and we talked politics several times. Here are some of the conclusions we reached about the current Republican Party. The GOP is no longer your father’s Republican Party. It has morphed into a party controlled by the foaming right. We all agreed with Thomas Friedman’s recent assessment that we have always had partisan foamers on the right and partisan foamers on the left. Foamers are partisans on the radical left and radical right who foam at the mouth. However, the huge majorities of the people were either on the center right or on the center left and were able to reach accommodation and govern. We now find the GOP under the control of the Tea Party Foaming Right. I recently watched an episode of Newsroom on HBO and here is how the news anchor described the positions now

being embraced by Republican foamers. “Ideological purity, compromise is weakness, a fundamental belief in scripture literalism, a denial of science, unmoved by facts, undeterred by new information, hostile foe of progress, demonization of education, need to control women’s bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerant of dissent and a pathological hatred of the U.S. Government.” And his final comment, “in effect, the Republican Party has become the American Taliban” It is hard to imagine our government controlled by the Tea Party GOP. Where has the party of Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan gone? Gary Newell, Humboldt

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Tony Christensen

“SCARY” INVESTMENT MOVES TO AVOID A presidential election is almost upon us. But if you have young children or grandchildren, you know what’s really important this week is Butter ngers, not ballots, and Pop Rocks, not the popular vote. Yes, it’s Halloween time again, which means you’ll see plenty of witches and vampires scurrying around. You’ll no doubt nd these characters more amusing than frightening, but you don’t

have to look far to nd things that are a bit more alarming — such as these scary investment moves:

• Paying too much attention to the headlines — Some headlines

may seem unnerving, but don’t abandon your investment strategy just because the news of the day appears grim.

• Chasing “hot” investments — You can get “hot” investment tips

from the talking heads on television, your next-door neighbor or just about anybody. But even if the tip was accurate at one

point, by the time you get to a “hot” investment, it may already be cooling down. And, even more importantly, it simply may not be appropriate for your individual risk tolerance and goals.

• Ignoring different types of investment risk — Most investors

are aware of the risk of losing principal when investing in stocks. But if you shun stocks totally in favor of perceived “risk-free” investments, you’d be making a mistake because all investments carry some type of risk. For example, with xed- income investments, including CDs and bonds, one risk you will encounter is ination risk — the risk that your investment will provide you with returns that won’t even keep up with ination and will, therefore, result in a loss of purchasing power over

time. Another risk you will incur is interest-rate risk — the risk that new bonds will be issued at higher rates, driving down the price of your bonds. Bonds also carry the risk of default, though you can reduce this risk by sticking with bonds that receive the highest ratings from independent rating agencies.

• Failing to diversify — If you only own one type of investment, and a market downturn affects that particular asset class, your portfolio could take a big hit. But by spreading your dollars among an array of vehicles, such as stocks, bonds and

government securities, you can reduce the effects of volatility on your holdings. (Keep in mind, though, that diversi cation cannot guarantee prots or protect against loss.)

• Focusing on the short term — If you concentrate too much on

short-term results, you may react to a piece of bad news, or to a period of extreme price gyrations, by making investment moves that are counterproductive to your goals. Furthermore, if you’re constantly seeking to instantaneously turn around losses, you’ll likely rack up fees, commissions and possibly taxes. Avoid all these hassles by keeping your eyes on the future and sticking to a long-term, personalized strategy. You can’t always make the perfect investment choices. But by steering clear of the “scary” moves described above, you can work toward your long-term goals and hopefully avoid some of the more fearsome results. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

To see why it makes sense to roll your 401(k) to Edward Jones, call today.
Tony R Christensen
www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC
Financial Advisor
530 Sumner Ave.
Humboldt, IA 50548
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Tony R Christensen www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Financial Advisor 530 Sumner Ave. Humboldt, IA 50548 515-332-2431
Tony R Christensen www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Financial Advisor 530 Sumner Ave. Humboldt, IA 50548 515-332-2431
Tony R Christensen www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Financial Advisor 530 Sumner Ave. Humboldt, IA 50548 515-332-2431
Tony R Christensen www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Financial Advisor 530 Sumner Ave. Humboldt, IA 50548 515-332-2431
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The Humboldt Independent

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Marlys Johnson, AM; Judy Harklau, PM; Jo Humphreys , PM treats.

FRIDAY, Nov. 2: Pam Ray, AM; Carolyn Rohlf, PM; Marti Merrill, AM treats. MONDAY, Nov. 5: Lois Ann Johnson, AM; Barb


MONDAY, Nov. 5: Lois Ann Johnson, AM; Barb Anniversaries Richard, Judith Miller Richard and Judith Miller
MONDAY, Nov. 5: Lois Ann Johnson, AM; Barb Anniversaries Richard, Judith Miller Richard and Judith Miller

Richard, Judith Miller

Richard and Judith Miller will celebrate their 50 th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 3, with a pri- vate party. Richard Miller and Judith Skifter were mar- ried Nov. 3, 1962, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN. Their family includes Gary (Karen) Miller of Oneida, NY, and Teri (Daniel) Glynn of Grand Meadow, MN. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grand- children. Cards may be sent to them at 109 N. 2 nd Street, Humboldt, IA 50548.

VOTE ✔ Nov. 6th, 2012 RICKPEDERSEN Supervisor District 3 Paid for by Rick Pedersen, 2555
Nov. 6th, 2012
Supervisor District 3
Paid for by Rick Pedersen, 2555 Lone Tree Road, Humboldt, IA 50548
Thank You · Thank You · Thank You You Since my fall and returning home.
Thank You · Thank You · Thank You
Since my fall and returning home. I wish to thank
HBT ambulance crew, HBT Co. Memorial Hospital
staff, So. Care Center staff, our pastors, all our
family, our dear friends, our dear neighbors for all
the cards, food and flowers. Also to Meals on
Wheels and the Home Health Care. Thank you
and God bless you all. ~ Donna Grebner
SST.T. MMARY’SARY’S FFALLALL FFESTIVALESTIVAL Sun., Nov. 11 • 8AM-1PM · St. Mary's Parish Hall, Humboldt
Sun., Nov. 11 • 8AM-1PM · St. Mary's Parish Hall, Humboldt
~ Coffee & Rolls 8-10AM ~
BBroastedroasted CChickenhicken DDinnerinner ·· 111AM-1PM1AM-1PM
Adult - $8.50: Broasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy,
Home Grown Corn, Coleslaw, Dinner Roll, Pie and Drink.
Child (8 & under) - $4.50: 1 pc. of Chicken,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Applesauce, Bar and Drink
RRAFFLEAFFLE IITEMSTEMS:: Queen Size Quilt • $50 Fareway Card • $50 Hy-Vee Gift Card
• (4) $25 Gift Cards to Humboldt Scrip Participating Restaurants
Surprise Gift Jars · Silent Auction Items · Baked Goods · Jams & Jellies
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John Mort Christianson
Supervisor District 4
Paid for by John M. Christianson, 17 Rossing Ave., Bode, IA 50519
Social hour 5:30
Dinner at 6:45
Tickets available at the door
Humboldt County
Pheasants Forever
TThankhank YYouou We will never be able to find the words to ex- press our
TThankhank YYouou
We will never be able to find the words to ex-
press our gratitude. So many people who helped
us celebrate Larry’s life by bringing food, flow-
ers, memorials, words of comfort, or just an ear
to listen. The HCMH ER staff & Dr. Ruzicka,
GC Ambulance who did everything in their pow-
er to keep him here. All of the firemen, Honor
Guard members, IFA coming from near and far
to pay tribute to Larry, he would be very hum-
bled by all of the attention. Thank you to the
Humboldt Co. Sheriffs Dept., you were always
there for him. A special thanks to Phil for taking
care of so many details.
Our HCMH family and Com-
munity Lumber family for covering so we could take the
time we need. You are a very special group to work for.
All of the WBM/GCB students, teachers, coaches and
football team for supporting Luke. So many friends and
family that came from near and far to help in any way. As
special thanks to the Poky firemen for giving him one last
ride. The GC Firemen, wives, and GC Ambulance crews
and the GCB School without your support we would not
have made it thru this difficult time. Remember he is
always watching over us now.
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Johnsen, PM; Jane Tubbs, AM treats. TUESDAY, Nov. 6: Pat Worthington; Marj Smith, PM; Kelmar, PM treats. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7:

Joan Krieger, AM; Sharon Reedy, PM; Rita Sime, PM treats. THURSDAY, Nov. 8: Joan Lindaman, AM; Pat Pedersen, PM; Stella Boomgarden, PM treats. FRIDAY, Nov. 9: George Walters, AM: Sharon Bruvik, Phyllis Wigans, PM; Pat Gregerson, AM treats. MONDAY, Nov. 12:

Carol Christiansen, AM; Pat Pedersen, PM; Volunteer AM treats. TUESDAY, Nov. 13:

Shirley Phelps, AM; Marj Smith, PM; Kelmar PM treats. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14:

Jean Jennings, AM; Mary Fevold, PM; Marie Blakestad, PM treats.

THURSDAY, Nov. 15:

Marlys Johnson,AM; Berniece Knight, PM; Volunteer, PM treats. FRIDAY, Nov. 16: Joan Krieger, AM; Jean Holste, PM; Shirley Mitchell, AM treats. MONDAY, Nov. 19:

Nancy Brunner, AM; Gloria Strickland, PM; Diane Cadman, AM treats. TUESDAY, Nov. 20: Jean Jennings, AM: Marj Smith, PM; Kelmar, PM treats. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21:

Nancy Lenning, AM; Sharon Reedy, PM, PM treats. THURSDAY, Nov. 22:



Krieger, AM: Judy Harklau, PM; Barb Thorson, AM treats. MONDAY, Nov. 26:

Mary DeGroote, AM; Barb McDonough, PM; Jo Kollmorgen, AM treats.

TUESDAY, Nov. 27:




Shirley Phelps, AM; Alma Anderson, PM; Kelmar, PM treats. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28:

Virginia Johnson, AM; Marj Smith, PM; Volunteer, PM treats. THURSDAY, Nov. 29:

Arlene Jacobson, AM; Darlene Stirling, PM; Shirley Moench, PM treats. FRIDAY, Nov. 30: Mardell Helmke, AM; Marilyn Fevold, PM; Volunteer, AM treats. Marj Smith, volunteer coordinator, 332-4106.

Honey Bee Quilters

The Honey Bee Quilters will meet Saturday, Nov. 3, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Marilyn Hinners will

present the program. The Quilt of Valor, made by mem- bers, is complete and will be displayed.


RYLIE NICOLE BROCKMAN Brandon and Christa Brockman of Humboldt be- came the parents of a daugh- ter, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Wright Medical Center, Clari- on. She has been named Rylie Nicole and weighed 7 pounds

9 ounces. She joins a brother, Thayden, 20 months. Grandparents are Gary Brockman of Humboldt and Darla Brockman of Humboldt. Great-grandparents are Delo- res Koob of Dakota City and Tom and Donna Frederiksen of Gilmore City.

Cook of the Week by Judy Konecne
Cook of the Week by Judy Konecne

Cook of the Week

by Judy Konecne

Cook of the Week by Judy Konecne
Cook of the Week by Judy Konecne
of Gilmore City. Cook of the Week by Judy Konecne KATHY NOKLEBY AND FAMILY This week’s

KATHY NOKLEBY AND FAMILY This week’s cook, Kathy Nokleby, is not just sharing information about her family and some recipes; she is also sharing information about an affliction that affects many Americans: celiac disease. Kathy and her husband, Brian, are both natives of Granite Falls, MN. They met in high school, have been married for 27 years and are the parents of three children: Breanna, 22; Landon, 18; and Chase, 16. The Noklebys moved to Humboldt 14 years ago. Kathy is an Alternative Health- care Practitioner, which includes massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, supplemental care and detoxification. Brian is a territory sales manager. The family attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A favorite or preferred menu is the Mediterranean Diet. What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, which occurs when the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to gluten and produces antibodies that attack its own tissue. This causes in- flammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine, which reduces the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, causing symptoms such as anemia, osteoporosis, weight loss or gain, painful abdominal bloating, diarrhea or constipation, depression, severe tiredness and skin conditions. A blood test and biopsy can diagnose celiac disease, and a dietitian will advise on a strict gluten-free diet. Once foods containing gluten are removed from the diet, the damaged intestinal lining can recover and function properly; however, celiac disease is a lifelong condition, so you will need to restrict your diet permanently. A wheat allergy or intolerance can cause varied symptoms including sinusitis, asthma, itchy and sore eyes, earache, headache, migraines, muscle pain, stomach cramps, skin rashes, canker sores, coughing, tiredness, depression, bloating and nausea. Diagnosis involves blood and skin tests, and an exclusion diet is usually recommended. (Facts are taken from Gluten, Wheat, and Dairy Free Cookbook, 2011—Love Food is an im- print of Parragon Book LTD.)

Pecan Crusted Chicken


boneless chicken breast halves or thighs


egg whites

2 teaspoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder Juice of 1/2 lemon

sor and process until smooth

and creamy. Add 1 cup broth and continue processing, until

very smooth and “pourable.”

Season to taste. Squeeze the excess water from the spinach. Pour 1/4 of the tofu mixture in


cup pecans, finely chopped


1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Minced zest of 1 lemon 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Preheat oven to 425 de- grees. All ingredients should be at room temperature. Cut all fat off the chicken pieces. With a flat mallet, lightly pound the chicken inside a heavy plastic bag until it is about 1/2 inch thick. In a wide shallow bowl combine the egg whites, thick- ening powder and the lemon juice with a fork. In a second

wide shallow dish combine the finely chopped pecans, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Dip both sides of each

the baking pan. Add a layer of noodles. Pour 1/4 of the tofu mixture on the noodles and a layer of 1/2 the spinach and a layer of smoked salmon. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese and add another layer of noodles, 1/4 cup of tofu and the remaining spinach and salmon. Sprinkle with cheese; add another layer of noodles, the remaining tofu. Cover the pan with foil. Bake for 65 minutes or until bubbling and heated through. Remove the foil and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven for 10 min- utes or until the cheese has melted.

Rice with Fresh Herbs (simple and quick)

chicken piece individually in the wet mixture and then coat




cup brown rice

with the dry mixture. Set on a rack. Finish all pieces. If the

cups chicken broth or equivalent

pecans don’t adhere very well,

teaspoon turmeric powder

heap the chicken pieces with


tablespoons olive oil

more pecans. Let the chicken

1/2 cup basil, fresh, chopped


cup chives, fresh, snipped

pieces dry for about 15 to 20 minutes. Heat the oil to medi-

Smoked Salmon and

1/4 cup parsley


teaspoon lemon zest (grated

um-high and sauté the chicken on both sides until a golden color. Transfer to a baking pan and then into the oven. Roast the chicken in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until com- pletely cooked through.

Spinach Lasagna

lemon peel) 1/2 teaspoon salt Bring the chicken broth and turmeric to a boil. Meanwhile rinse the rice 3 times. Add to boiling broth, reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until done, about 10-15 minutes. Drain well, if needed, then re-


ounce package gluten free lasagna noodles, no boil, oven ready

turn to empty pan and dry over medium heat, stirring to keep from sticking. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, basil,

5-6 ounces smoked salmon, sliced

chives, parsley, lemon zest and salt. Add the rice, toss to com-


ounce package minced frozen spinach, thawed

bine. Cover until serving time. Serve at room temperature.


ounce package tofu, firm

1 cup chicken broth or equivalent 1-1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander Salt

2 packages shredded Italian 5-cheese mix or equivalent Preheat oven to 350 de- grees. Spray a 9”x9” baking dish with olive oil spray. Place the tofu in your food proces-

Vegan and Gluten-Free Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers (yum!)

1 cup low-sodium gluten-free vegetable stock or broth

1 cup fresh apple cider

1 teaspoon fennel seed, lightly crushed

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

2 tablespoons olive oil 1-1/4 cups diced celery 1-1/4 cups diced onions

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

6 medium green bell peppers, tops cut off and hollowed Thyme sprig for garnish, Optional Preheat oven to 350 de- grees. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable stock, apple cider and fennel seed to boiling over medium-high heat. Add quinoa, cover and return to boiling. Simmer, covered, until all liquid is ab- sorbed, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté celery, onions, ap- ples, salt and black pepper in hot oil for 5 minutes or until slightly softened.

Combine quinoa and sau-

téed vegetables and fruit. Stir in cranberries, thyme, sage

and, if desired, pecans. Spoon

stuffing into bell peppers then stand upright in a baking dish.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until peppers are tender

and stuffing is heated through. To serve, garnish with thyme sprig, if desired.

Coconut Macaroons

1/2 cup skinned pistachio nuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon rice flour

2 egg whites

1/4 cup superfine sugar (or 1/4 cup granulated sugar

processed in a blender for 1 minute)

3/4 cup dry shredded coconut

1 tablespoon chopped mint

Pistachios, to decorate Preheat the oven to 350 de- grees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place the pistachio nuts, confectioners’ sugar, and rice flour in a food processor and process until finely ground. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until stiff then gradually whisk in the super- fine sugar. Fold in the pistachio mixture, coconut and mint. Spoon the mixture in small rocky mounds onto the cookie sheets and press a pistachio on top of each. Bake for about 20 minutes, until firm and just be- ginning to brown. Cool on the cookie sheets and serve. These are gluten, wheat, and dairy free.

Caramel Apple in a Dish (gluten free) Simply wash, dry, and slice apples. Sprinkle on peanuts, raisins and M&Ms then drizzle with Walden Farm Caramel Dip. Place in microwaveable dish and microwave to soften apples and voila!

Caramel Grapes Take large seedless green grapes and dip in Walden Farms Caramel Dip. Roll cara- mel in ground peanuts. Poke grapes with toothpicks and eat.

Risotto 1-1/4 pounds butternut or acorn squash, peeled and

cut into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups) 1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon honey

1 cup fresh basil

1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves

1 tablespoon dairy-free spread

2 onions, finely chopped

2-1/3 cups Arborio risotto rice

3/4 cup dry white wine

5 cups gluten-free vegetable

stock Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the squash into a roasting pan. Mix 1 tablespoon of the oil with the honey and spoon over the squash. Turn the squash to coat it in the mix- ture. Roast in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or un- til tender. Meanwhile, put the basil and oregano into a food processor with 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil and pro- cess until finely chopped and blended. Set aside. Heat the spread and re- maining oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stir- ring occasionally, for 8 min- utes, or until soft and golden. Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to coat the grains in the oil mixture. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat slightly and cook until the wine is almost absorbed. Add the stock, a little at a time, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 20 min- utes. Gently stir in the herb oil and squash until thoroughly mixed into the rice and cook

for an additional 5 minutes,

or until the rice is creamy and cooked but retaining a little bit in the center of the grain. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

of the grain. Season with salt and pepper before serving. The Cook of the Week 3rd

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CCWLWL HHSS MMusicusic DDepartmentepartment ppresentsresents ‘A‘A NightNight oonn BBroadway’roadway’
CCWLWL HHSS MMusicusic DDepartmentepartment ppresentsresents ‘A‘A NightNight oonn BBroadway’roadway’

CWL High School choir members include (front row, l to r): Marilou McPeak, Jessica Nielson, Shayla Banchs, Jordan Nygaard, Shali Nygaard, and Kaitie Teepe. Back row: Sydney Dornbier, Gabbie Tillie, Michaela Savage, Dani Young, Sadie Pol- dervaart, Lauran Chambers, Kara Hauswirth. Submitted photo.

dervaart, Lauran Chambers, Kara Hauswirth. Submitted photo. Village General Store new winter hours The Village General

Village General Store new winter hours

The Village General Store, 12 N. 25 th St., Fort Dodge, will be open during new winter hours beginning the week of Sunday, Nov. 4. Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and closed Sundays. Christmas merchandise will go on display for sale Monday, Nov. 5, and the store’s monthly Bag Sale – all

the clothes you can fit in a bag for $8, will be Wednesday, Nov. 7. Proceeds from the store provide needed revenue for Opportunity Village services to local people with disabilities. For more information, call the store at (515) 573-


Kari Fisher, Nathan Dodd wed

the store at (515) 573- 2272. Kari Fisher, Nathan Dodd wed The CWL High School music

The CWL High School music department presented, A Night on Broadway, on Oct. 25. The Senior High band played first. They played three selections: Another Op’nin’ Another Show, Jesus Christ Superstar, Big Spender. Following the band were two vocal solos performed by Gabbie Tilli who sang Ten Minutes Ago, and Lauran Chamber who sang Don’t Cry for Me Argentina. Before the Senior High Treble Choir sang, two seniors, Lauran Chambers and Michaela Savage, performed a small selec- tion of their performance for Iowa All State Literature. Following their performance the choir sang: I Enjoy Being a Girl, Matchmaker, I Dreamed a Dream, Beauty School Dropout, which included solos by Shali Nygaard and Sadie Poldervaart, And All That Jazz. Submitted photo.

Giving wisely: a guide to charitable giving and avoiding charity fraud

You want to do the right thing by helping people in your community, people in our state, or maybe even people who are far away. But what you don’t want to do is help those who prey upon generous givers. Most legitimate charities solicit donations honestly and use their donated resources wisely. Many of these charities solicit donations through their own staff members or volun- teers, and some use profes- sional fundraisers. Questionable charities and questionable professional fun- draisers may mislead donors, divert funds from more effec- tive charities, and shortchange genuine charitable operations. While there are legitimate pro- fessional fundraisers that fill a need, some questionable fund-

raisers may divert 80 percent to 90 percent of your donations through fundraising expenses, and that’s at the expense of the people you’re trying to help. Follow these tips to protect yourself from fundraising and charity abuses:

• Don’t be fooled by a sym- pathetic name. Some opera- tions use names that promise more than they deliver. Many causes clearly deserve gener- ous public support, including veterans, law enforcement and firefighters, but some marginal operations claim connections with such groups yet provide them with very little support. Contact your local sheriff or police or fire department or veterans’ organization to check out claims that a dona- tion “will be used locally.” If a charity’s name sounds similar,

but not identical, to a charity you’re familiar with, contact the charity you know to check it out.

• Ask questions. Be wary of

claims that the caller is a char- ity worker or volunteer, that most of your donation goes to the cause, or that your dona- tion will be used locally. Some charities hire professional fun- draisers that collect fundrais- ing fees from donations. Ask the caller if he or she is a vol- unteer or a professional fun- draiser. If it’s a professional fundraiser, ask how much of your donation actually goes to the charity. If you’re deal- ing with the charity directly, ask how much of your dona- tion goes toward administra- tive expenses. If you don’t get straight answers, don’t give.

• Ask phone solicitors to

send written information. Check out the charity before you make a decision. Be suspi- cious if they insist on a pledge

before they’ll send you infor- mation. Check them out at the national Better Business Bu- reau “Wise Giving Alliance” site – www.give.org or check with www.charitynavigator. org.

• Say no to high-pressure

solicitors. They’re likely not working on behalf of a legiti- mate charity or professional fundraiser. If they offer to send someone to pick up your dona- tion, ask you to use an over- night service or request you to wire your donation, tell them

no. • Be wary of solicitors

thanking you for past contri- butions you don’t recall.

• Don’t give your credit

card or checking account num- bers over the phone to some- one you don’t know. Resist

high-pressure pitches to give now. Trust your instinct if something doesn’t seem right.

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Kari Fisher and Nathan Dodd, both of Dakota City, were married Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Ron and Gale Fisher of Fort Dodge; and Jim and Linda Dodd of Humboldt. Maid of Honor was Alicia Cobb of Fort Dodge. Best Man was Brandon Townsend of Da- kota City. Bridesmaids were Kara Campbell of Ankeny; Gretch- en Brown of Fort Dodge; The- resa Compart of Fort Dodge; and Suzanne Amundson of Burnsville MN. Groomsmen were Ben Dodd of Granger; Jason An- dersen of Humboldt; Justin Hellickson of Humboldt; and Tom Nomann of Madrid. The bride is a graduate of Iowa State University and is currently attending Buena Vis- ta University in Fort Dodge, pursuing a degree in manage- ment. She is employed as a Distribution Specialist at Land O’Lakes in Fort Dodge. The bridegroom is a gradu- ate of Iowa Central Commu- nity College with a degree in welding. He is employed by Sande Construction in Hum- boldt as a Plumber/HVAC in- staller.

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Scholarship recipients recognized at Iowa State University

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recently recognized its scholarship recipients for the current academic year,


The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in enrolling in the college and applying for scholarships should go to www.ag.iastate.

edu/scholarships/. Along with scholarship support for students, the college continues to increase its enrollment and maintain high placement rates for graduates. This fall the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences reached a record enrollment number of 3,900 undergraduate students, which surpassed a previous record

set in 1977 when enrollment totaled 3,623. The latest survey of graduates found that nearly 98 percent were employed, furthering their education or serving in the military six months after graduation. Employers nationwide are attracted to the largest annual Ag Career Day in the nation, which was held Oct. 16, with more than 2,000 students and


Absentee Ballots are available in the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office for the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Anyone wishing to vote an absentee ballot may do this at the Auditor’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through November 5, 2012, this includes being open on Saturday October 27, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Absentee voting can also be done by mail by requesting an official absentee ballot request form from the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office, by downloading the form from the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.state.ia.us, or by submitting your absentee request on a 3” x 5” piece of paper that contains the following information:

Your date of birth, your full name and complete address, including city, state and zip code, the address the ballot should be mailed to, if different from your home address, the date of the election or the name of the election (11/6/2012, General Election) and your original signature and date of signing. The absentee ballot request form must be returned to the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office no later than November 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. No ballots will be mailed after this date. Your voted ballot must be postmarked by November 5, 2012, or you may deliver the ballot to our office before 9:00 P.M. on November 6, 2012. If you have any questions concerning Absentee Voting, please contact the Humboldt County Audi- tor’s Office at the Courthouse in Dakota City at 515-332-1571.

Peggy J. Rice Humboldt County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

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Humboldt, was presented with the Nadyne Harris Endowed

Scholarship for this academic year.

Area students graduate from Iowa Lakes Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College held its Summer Com- mencement ceremony in late July on the Emmetsburg cam- pus. Iowa Lakes Community College offers associate de- grees, diplomas and certifi- cates. Keynote speaker was Sun Mudiavita, an international student at Iowa Lakes Com-

munity College from Congo, Africa. He graduated with an As- sociate in Arts degree. Iowa Lakes Community College, with accreditation by the North Central Association, Iowa Department of Education and Veterans Administration, has campuses in Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Spencer and Spirit Lake.

The following area students were among the graduates:

Kaitlyn Johnson, Dakota City, Associate in Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude; Pharmacy Technician, Diploma, Summa Cum Laude; Marissa Rapple, Dakota City, Associate in Ap- plied Science, Nursing; and Cody Hoch, Diploma, Motor- cycle and Small Engine Tech- nology, Summa Cum Laude.

Easy ways to increase the value of your home

It’s a busy time in the wild world of real estate. After a nationwide crisis, there has been a surge of home sales across the country and home- owners once again are looking for ways to increase the value of their houses, regardless of their intent on selling them. Experts say there are a number of simple ways to help your property see a rise in val-

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where home values have de- creased while transactions in- crease, deciding to sell or not can be a big decision. But a few simple tweaks can raise your home’s value, whatever decision you make.

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Funeral services for Bry- cen Jeremiah Olson, 3, Hardy, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Hardy. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Mason- Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. He died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in Min- neapolis, MN. The Mason-Lindhart Fu- neral Home in Humboldt is in charge of arrangements. Bryson is survived by his parents, Mark and Carolyn; sister, Becky; and brothers, Joshua, Justin, and Jeremiah. He is also survived by grand- parents, Charlotte Olson and Duane and Barbara Larson; his very special friend, Aunt Jane; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Brycen Jeremiah Olson was born on July 9, 2009, in Spring Hill, FL. In January of 2010 he was admitted to the hospi- tal in critical condition with little chance of survival. In May of 2010, he was moved to the pediatric wing of Sabal Palms Care Facility. In early 2011, Brycen’s new case man- ager, Allison, arranged to have volunteers come to visit him in the nursing facility. One of these volunteers would even- tually become his very special Aunt Jane. As she shared Brycen’s story with family and friends, asking for their prayers on his behalf, Jane’s sister and broth- er-in-law, Mark and Carolyn Olson felt God’s leading tell- ing them to adopt him. For nearly a year, while Mark and Carolyn took classes and legal

matters were in progress, Jane continued to spend time with Brycen in the nursing facility watching him blossom with the love and attention that he had been missing out on. On March 2, 2012, Brycen arrived in Iowa, meeting his immediate and extended fam- ily at the airport for the first time. The next six months he spent with his loving family as they waited for the adoption to be finalized. The adoption was finalized on Aug. 30. Bry- cen was showing a lot of im- provements thanks to his many therapists who worked with him. After living in a hospital and nursing facility for nearly two years, he was able to enjoy many new experiences during his brief time in Iowa includ- ing attending church, camp- ing, boat rides, football games, airshows, weddings, going to the beach, and many family gatherings. His third birthday was extra special since it was the first one that he was able to spend at home with family around him to celebrate. On Oct. 15, he was admit- ted to the Children’s Hospital of Minnesota in Minneapolis due to an internal hernia. Over the next 12 days, he underwent four operations. Despite the excellent care of the doctors, nurses, and staff at the hospi- tal, he did not recover. He went

to meet Jesus at 10:08 p.m. on

Saturday, Oct. 27, while in his

mother’s arms and surrounded by his family. In his brief life, Brycen brought joy and happiness to everyone around him. His big smile was contagious to any- one who met him.



Funeral services for Beth Swan, 83, Hardy, were held Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Hardy Church on the grounds of the Humboldt Co. Historical Park in Dakota City. Beth died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at her home in Hardy. The Mason–Lindhart Fu- neral Home of Humboldt was in charge of arrangements. Beth is survived by her daughter, Myral (Martin) Gil- son, Mesa, AZ; son, Mychael Swan, Hardy; son, Marshall (Pam) Swan; and daughter- in-law, Beth S. Swan, Farm- ington, MN. She is also sur- vived by one special niece, Sheryl Swan (Walt Burgdorf), Strongsville, OH; five grand- children, Sara (Brian) Tackett, Farmington, MN; Timothy (Olivia) Swan, Chicago, IL; Jordan Swan, New York City, NY; Marcus Swan, Hardy; and Andrew Swan, Cedar Rapids; three great-grandchildren, Brian, Kiera, and Josephine Tackett, and one very special friend, Marcia Duncan Bothe, Scottsdale, AZ. She is also sur- vived by her sister-in-law, Lois Huntley, Tucson, AZ; brother- in-law, Clair (Ruth) Swan, Lone Tree, CO; sister-in-law, Diane (Eugene) Marchuk, Westchester, IL; and brother-in law, Rex Schoonover, Guthrie Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, very special cousins, extended family and friends from Arizona and the Hardy, Renwick, and Humboldt areas. She was preceded in death by her husband Leland Swan in 2007; her parents and her sister Wanda Brayton. Beth Marvelle Clancy, daughter of Marshall V. and Wilma M. (Hefti) Clancy, was born on her grandparents’ farm near Hardy, on April 20, 1929. She attended grade school at the Hardy Public School, and graduated from Renwick High

School in 1946. She worked in

a dress shop in Des Moines be-

fore attending business school in Omaha, Nebraska. She re- turned to Hardy to work at the Hardy Elevator as bookkeeper. On Nov. 25, 1948, Beth married Leland D. Swan at the Hardy Methodist Church. She worked at Schwartzendruber Elevator in Thor, until the birth of her first child. She farmed with her husband Lee all their lives on the farm near Hardy. She also was bookkeeper for Hanson Electric in Renwick, for several years. Beginning in the 1970s,

Beth and Lee enjoyed 30 win- ters at their home in Tucson, AZ. They also enjoyed trav- eling throughout the U.S. and Canada, mostly by car. Beth was a member of the Hardy Methodist Church until its closing, when she joined the Humboldt Congregational Church. She was a member of the UMW in Hardy, as well as

a Sunday school teacher and

choir member. She belonged to the Women’s Fellowship and Circle at the Congrega- tional Church. During her life, Beth was also a 4-H leader, Cub Scout den mother, and Boone Valley Band Booster. She was a member of the Or- der of the Eastern Star, serving as worthy matron; American

Legion Auxiliary; two Red Hats groups; Humboldt Co. Historical Association; and the Birthday and Sewing Club. Until this fall, Beth main- tained her own home, cared for numerous flower beds and

a small vegetable garden, and

fed the birds that visited her yard. Beth was a great storyteller and shared her knowledge of family history through her own stories and those told to her by her grandparents and great grandparents.

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Funeral services for Berna- dine M. Kissinger, 93, Hum- boldt, were held Monday, Oct.

29, at the Congregational Unit- ed Church of Christ in Hum- boldt. She died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Humboldt Care Center North. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Humboldt. The Mason-Lindhart Fu- neral Home of Humboldt was in charge of arrangements with Don Connor officiating. Bernadine in survived by her children; Shirley (Robert) Aure of Spirit Lake, Dennis (Mary) Kissinger of Brook- lyn, Cheryl (Merlin) Graaf of Humboldt; grandchildren, Todd Aure, Dana Aure, Jason Kissinger, Mindy Kissinger Peterson, Chad Graaf, Mi- chelle Graaf; great-grandchil- dren, Cody, Laynie, Ella, Eliz- abeth, Oliva, Hayden, Lauren, Lukas and Madelyn. She was preceded in death by her par- ents and husband, Tommy in


Bernadine M. Baessler, daughter of Frank and Ethel (Anderson) Baessler was born

Sept. 6, 1919, on the fam- ily farm near Livermore. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. She graduated from Livermore High School and then attended AIB Busi- ness College in Des Moines. In 1940, she married Tom- my Kissinger at her parents’ farm home near Livermore. While Tommy was in the ser- vice Bernadine worked at the Messenger Printing Company in Fort Dodge. After Tommy returned from the service, the couple moved to a farm near Liver- more and farmed there until retiring and moving to Hum- boldt in 1989. While living on the farm Bernadine worked for the Livermore Cooperative El-

evator for 27 years retiring in


Bernadine was a 50-year member of the Order of East- ern Star, a life member of the Hospital Auxiliary and a life member of the Humboldt His-

torical Society spending many hours helping at the museum.



Funeral services for Lisa Ann Douglas, 47, Bode, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Bode. Burial was in St. Olaf Cem- etery, Bode. She died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Sanford Hos- pital in Sioux Falls, SD. The Mason-Lindhart Fu- neral Home of Bode was in charge of arrangements.

Lisa is survived by her par- ents, Robert “Bud” and Bev- erly Douglas of Bode; sons, Robert L. Douglas Cantwell

of New Port Richey, FL, and

Logan Michael Douglas and Dustin A. Douglas-Reinhardt both of Bode; sisters, Kim (Pat) Santilli, Robin (Joe) Douglas-Kinnan, and Lind- say W. Douglas all of Bode; and nieces and nephews, Hope Santilli, Zachary Doug- las, Nicholas Santilli, Lacey Douglas, CiCi Douglas, and Jay Kinnan.

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of Robert “Bud” and Beverly

(Jenkins) Douglas, was born Oct. 5, 1965, in Tampa, FL.

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She attended Webster Col- lege in New Port Richey where she earned her business de- gree. Following her education, Lisa worked as a paraprofes- sional for the Bradenton, FL School District. For the next several years,

the family made their home in Florida and Iowa. Lisa enjoyed gardening and carefully maintained her flower, vegetable, and butterfly gardens. An animal lover, she loved her dog and especially her cats. She enjoyed “junk” shop- ping with her mother and sis- ters and cherished the time she spent with her family, espe-

cially her sons. Memorials may be made to the discretion of Lisa’s family.

Congregational United Church of Christ completes remodel thanks to donations

For 140 years, the Con-

gregational United Church

of Christ has been a sentinel looking over the comings and goings along Taft Street. Al- though the main structure still remains, several changes have occurred over its history. One major change has just recently been completed. In 2011, Dr. Jim Codding- ton and Jane Velander, the son and daughter of Dr. Jim and Betty Coddington, approached members of the Congrega- tional Church, wanting to do something in memory of their parents. “We had received me-

morial money for mom and dad’s funerals, so we used that and some more. We were hop- ing to use it for a carillon and a remodel of some of the church space,” said Jane Velander. “They (Dr. Jim and Betty Coddington) were so involved in the church, so social, and they loved music. We wanted to use the money to make a social space that they would have loved,” said Linda Cod- dington, daughter-in-law. Therefore, in May of 2010, a Remodeling and Restoration group was formed, made up of members from each of the established church commit- tees. The group was chaired by Pastor Linda Bigler, with Diane Conner serving as secretary. Other members included Steve and Kathy Walters, Mel Murtle, Sandra Back, Dick Naeve, and Mar- shall Swan. Each member provided ideas of what could

be done with the Coddington funds. The group brainstormed possibilities; then Steve Wal- ters used the ideas to design a plan for the space. “We want- ed to upgrade but to try to get back to the simple character of the building,” said Steve. “Ev- erything is done in Neo-Gothic Country Style.” For years, the space intend- ed for remodel included the Blue Room, the small kitchen- ette, and the Overflow Room. Women’s Fellowship wanted to hold their meetings on the

main floor because of the haz- ardous stairs and several elder- ly members. The kitchenette was too small to handle Fel- lowship meetings and recep- tions following special events. It was decided to remodel the Blue Room and rename it the Coddington Room, to make the kitchenette more useable, and to create a space in the Overflow Room to hold recep- tions, coffees, and other meet- ings. In preparation for the re- model, Walt Summers, the custodian, painted a Sunday School Room and installed shelving. Hope Circle moved the Library from the Overflow Room to the Sunday School Room. Hope Circle also stripped wallpaper from the Blue Room, cleaned out the cupboards in the old kitchen- ette cabinets. The cupboards were donated to the ReStore. Construction began in March of 2011. Gronbach Construction installed new sheet rock and rebuilt the kitchen and storage areas. While working on the area, they discovered an origi- nal, ax-hewn post standing since construction 140 years ago. Detrick Electric rewired the new Coddington Room

and kitchenette. “Rewiring

a 140 year old building was

a major concern,” said Steve

Walters, the designer. “It was an impressive accomplish- ment by Detrick and Gronbach

to get new power installed in

an old stone building.” Adam Smith of Beebe Plumbing took care of all plumbing needs. Kathy “George” Walters and Diane Conner became the master painters, with the help from other Hope Circle members. In the former Blue Room, which had been a deep

aqua in color, they applied four coats of primer and two coats

of color. As they were working

above the closet door, they no- ticed the words “Painted and Papered Jan. 22, 1974, by Ed- die Ruse and Lloyd Fortner.” Also named in the original decoration of the room were Mabel Erickson, Geri Miller, Betty Coddington and Jessie Helmke. Steve Walters created a vi- sual board to which he affixed pictures and diagrams. In this way the congregation was kept informed on the progress of the remodel. “We designed the space so that everything would

be efficient. It was to be an up-

grade to something practical to use,” said Steve Walters.

Diane Connor and Mel

Murtle, aided by Darlene

Hellickson, chose flooring from Hjemelands. Diane also chose the paint scheme for the new areas. Acoustical panels

will be added in the near future for sound control. “It’s not a big space, but it’s wonderful”, said Diane Con- nor. Because the Coddingtons loved music, it was deter- mined that part of the memo- rial money should be used to install a carillon. Tom Teck- lenberg investigated the tower, Bob Dodd built the mount-

ing bracket, and Todd Leem- kuil, using the boom truck do- nated by REC, helped with the installation. Beginning the first week of September, the caril- lon began ringing forth every half hour. Today, 140 years after its original construction, thanks to contributions from the Cod- dington family, Jessie Helmke, and Women’s Fellowship, the new Coddington Room and remodeled Overflow Room provide welcome space for the congregation. “Our people love this space,” said Diane Connor. “They love coming in here for coffee. We’re very proud of it.”

love coming in here for coffee. We’re very proud of it.” Kathy Walters, Steve Walters and

Kathy Walters, Steve Walters and Diane Conner stand in the newly remodeled Coddington Room.

Diane Conner stand in the newly remodeled Coddington Room. Memorials for Dr. Jim and Betty Coddington,

Memorials for Dr. Jim and Betty Coddington, who loved music and socializing, provided funds for the Congregational United Church of Christ remodel and restoration.

United Church of Christ remodel and restoration. Deb Dahl uses the new kitchenette of the Overflow

Deb Dahl uses the new kitchenette of the Overflow Room.

Deb Dahl uses the new kitchenette of the Overflow Room. After Sunday services, Elaine Heiter, Roger

After Sunday services, Elaine Heiter, Roger Heiter, Gordy VanGronigen and Cal Muller enjoy coffee and treats in the newly remodeled Overflow Room.

coffee and treats in the newly remodeled Overflow Room. Steve Walters created a visual board to

Steve Walters created a visual board to which he af- fixed pictures and diagrams. In this way the congrega- tion was kept informed of the progress of the remodel.


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Election: Main contests are for national of ces

By Kent Thompson Most of the focus of this year’s general election is on the national races for president and U.S. Con- gress, even locally. Several local offices and the Iowa House race for State Repre-

sentative District 10, are no races

District 5, which includes the city

of Dakota City, Grove and Lake

Townships, as well as the North-

ern half of Norway Township and the northeast one-quarter of Ver- non Township. Haverly is a farmer and has been the board chairman for the past year.


There is one contested race for Humboldt County Supervisor, that being in District 4. Incumbent John “Mort” Christianson, Demo- crat from Bode, is running against Republican Randy Foth of Liver-

all, as they are uncontested.

Other county offices are un- contested, with Sheriff Dean Kruger, Auditor Peggy Rice and County Attorney Jon Beaty, all running unopposed on the Repub- lican ticket. Rep. Tom Shaw (R-Laurens)



running unopposed for the new-

Foth decided to throw his hat


drawn District 10 Iowa House


the ring to give people a choice

of Representatives seat. Shaw


the ballot box.

was elected to office in 2010. His

seeking the office, along with Will

Christianson has served two terms on the board of supervi- sors. He has an interest in drain- age and roads and has also served on boards regarding mental health and juvenile detention.

district now includes all of Hum- boldt, Pocahontas and Calhoun counties and a portion of Webster County. There is a contested race for Humboldt County Agriculutral

District 4 is the largest of the supervisor districts in area, span- ning a large section of southern, northern, central and northeastern Humboldt County, encompassing an L-shape geographically. The supervisor districts were redrawn last year, after the 2010 census realignment. Four of the five supervisor dis- tricts will be up for election this year. Rick Pedersen is running as

Extension Council with six people vying for four seats. Larry Lane, Dee Stern, Cassandra Smith, Mar- ilyn Stein, Jeffery Goodell and Jenna Bormann are the candidates

Spellmeyer, who is running unop- posed to fill a vacancy. There is no contested race for Humboldt County Soil and Water Conservation District Commis- sioner, although one seat could be filled by write-in.

a Republican for District 3, the newly created district includes the southeast portion of the city

of Humboldt, all of Beaver Town-

ship (except Dakota City) and the

southern half of Norway Town-

ship (with the exception of the city of Thor). Pedersen has been engaged

in farming and is an independent

building contractor. He has served two terms on the Humboldt Com- munity School District Board of Education. Also running unopposed in

District 1 is Republican Harlan Hansen. The longtime supervisor has a slightly different district this time, including more of the city

of Humboldt and most of Rutland

Township. Hansen lives in rural Rutland. Also running unopposed is Jerry Haverly of rural Goldfield. Haverly, a Democrat, represents

Robert Lynch, Tim Terwilliger and Pat Hill are commissioners seeking re-election and Max Re-

denius is running to fill one of two vacancies on the commission, with one to be filled by write-in. Three candidates have filed for seats on the Humboldt Coun- ty Memorial Hospital (HCMH)

Board of Trustees, with Scott Curran of Humboldt running to replace Vivien Hansen, who is retiring from the board. Board President Tim Anderson and Vice President Rodney Harklau are both seeking re-election. Terms

of the HCMH Board are for six

years. There are no contested rac-

es for township trustees in the county. Each township has two trustees. There are no declared candidates in the townships of Humboldt, Lake and Wacousta. Those positions will be filled by


Shopko has announced that

open throughout the conversion.

the liquidation sale has ended and


grand opening celebration will

the store conversion process to Shopko Hometown has begun. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Pami-

take place once the entire conver- sion process is complete. “Since our merger with Pami-

da store closed.


early this year, we›ve convert-

The store was closed for one


more than 120 Pamida stores to

week until the first department, Consumables, was converted. The entire conversion process will last between 5–6 weeks. Consumables include health

the Shopko Hometown format,” said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Inter- im CEO. “The response from our cus- tomers has been overwhelmingly

and beauty products, over-the- counter consumables, candy, beverages and snacks. The depart- ment reopened to the public last Sudany, Oct. 28. The conversion to Shopko Hometown will include new inte-

positive and we are thrilled to be just weeks away from introducing this retail concept to Humboldt.” Shopko Hometown combines Shopko’s strong reputation of customer service with a broad and dynamic offering of strong nation-

rior and exterior signage, carpet,


brands and high-value private

paint, updated and supplement fixtures and lighting and a new easy to shop store layout. Each of the store’s three pri- mary departments will be con- verted one department at a time with each department opening to shoppers as soon as it’s complete. Following the Consumables

label brands of apparel, home fur- nishings, toys, consumer electron- ics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products – all in a well laid out store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000-square-feet. Shopko is investing approxi- mately $80 million into Pamida store conversions, which will oc-

department will be the Home de- partment, which will open no later than Nov. 11. The Home department in- cludes sporting goods, electron-

cur in phases through the end of the year. Shopko is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm

ics, housewares, toys and domes- tics.

focused on leverage buyouts, eq- uity, debt, and other investments

The final department to con-


market-leading companies.

vert is Apparel, which will open by Nov. 18. As the name implies, Apparel will include all clothing items, shoes and accessories. The store’s outdoor lawn and

Headquartered in Green Bay, WI, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer with 350 stores in 22 states. The company is celebrating its 50 th an-

garden department will remain

niversary this year.

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There are also contested races to fill vacancies on city councils in the communities of Livermore and Gilmore City. Christa Jensen and George McMahon are running for the open seat in Livermore, while Cleo Boles, Denny Davis and Tim Smith have filed papers to run for City Council in the town of Gilm- ore City. The newly created 4 th District in Iowa for U.S. House of Rep- resentative expands what was al-

ready a vast territory of the state.

The 4 th District includes Hum- boldt as well as most of northern, western and south central Iowa. Republican incumbent Steve

King of Kiron is running against Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack of Ames. Martin James Monroe is also on the ballot, nom- inated by petition. The big prize is the presiden- tial race, with a very close elec- tion expected between incumbent Barack Obama (Democrat-IL) and Mitt Romney (Republican- MA). Most pundits are calling the race too close to call. Polls for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Here is a list of polling loca- tions in the county.

Avery/North Weaver, Faith United Methodist Church,

Gilmore City; Dakota City/ Grove, City Hall in Dakota City; Delana/Wacousta/North Rutland, Bode City Hall; Hum- boldt (township)/West Vernon, Livermore City Hall; Humboldt (city) Precinct 1/Corinth/South Weaver, Our Saviour’s Luther- an Church in Humboldt; Hum- boldt (city) Precinct 2/Beaver/ South Norway, Humboldt City Hall; Humboldt (city) Precinct 3/South Rutland, Humboldt County Fairgrounds; North Lake/East Vernon, United Methodist Church in Renwick; South Lake/North Norway, Ul- lensvang Lutheran Church in Thor.

Questions about voting pre- cincts and locations should be directed to the Humboldt County Auditor at 332-1571. A map of the Humboldt County Supervisor dis- tricts can be found in the B section of today’s issue. Pancakes and politics On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Hum- boldt Lions Club will be having their annual election day pancake meal with serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 5-7 p.m. at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Events Center. The group will be serving pancakes, sausages and beverages with proceeds going to support community projects and needs.

West Fork to host creative craft fair

By Kent Thompson Repurposing is a word that wasn’t heard of a few years ago, but with the emphasis on recy- cling and finding new uses for old things, the word seems to fit per- fectly for a project and fundraiser being undertaken by the consum- ers at West Fork Services. Just in time for holiday giv- ing and gifting, West Fork will be hosting a craft fair at their build- ing on Taft Street North on Satur- day, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be booths with many area crafters, along with a number of items that West Fork consumers have made, finding new purposes for used furniture. “The highlight will be the re- purposed furniture made by our consumers,” said Kim Tinken, job developer at West Fork. “There are lots of neat things they have done and are finishing up on,” Tinken said. Some examples include an old desk that has been made into two lingerie chests, a bookcase that has been turned into a headboard,

a door cut in two to make a cof- fee table or end table. A couple of items that have been made are a pair of window bench seats that are on display in the window of the Hjelmeland Flooring building. “They would be perfect for a breezeway or a mud room, a little seat to put on shoes,” Tinken said. While the consumers have re- ceived some assistance and ideas from staff, they have been allowed

to be creative in their new con- struction, using decoupage, maps, various paints, stencils and other ideas to give worn furniture new life and a new look. “We utilized some home and garden magazines and other re- sources but the consumers pretty much decided what they wanted to make,” the West Fork staffer said. “We have about a dozen dif- ferent items and we hope it’s something that becomes a yearly event. The other neat thing is, they are items created by the consum- ers and the funds raised from the sale will go back to them, so they can put them into next year’s proj- ect,” said Lynn Peterson, voca- tional coordinator at West Fork. David Fibiker was one of the consumers who was sanding a door for construction of a table. David has had quite a lot of experience using hand and some power tools and says he enjoys building things and making some- thing new out of something old. “They really enjoy working on the projects and we have had good feedback from the parents and guardians since we first started on this early last summer,” Tinken said. While West Fork won’t be tak- ing individual customer requests, the workshop does welcome some old pieces of furniture that could be useful in the project of repur- posing. “If someone has something to

drop off or something we can pick up, let us know,” Tinken said. On the day of the craft show, people are asked to enter West Fork using the new doors on the east side of the building. There is no admission charge. There will be cinnamon rolls and Jumpy Monkey coffee for sale in the morning and lunch available, featuring maidrites or walking tacos. “While it is a recreational pro- gram for some of our consumers,

there is also a business aspect to it. They have a limited budget and have to be creative in how they spend the money they have,” Tin- ken said. Vendor space is very limited, so crafters are urged to contact Lynn or Kim as soon as possible to determine availability. They can be reached at West Fork by calling 332-2841. “We look forward to a fun event with broad community sup- port,” Tinken said.

a fun event with broad community sup- port,” Tinken said. West Fork Services Kim Tinken (left)

West Fork Services Kim Tinken (left) and Lynn Pe- terson (right) pose with window benches constructed by consumers at West Fork Services, who used old fur- niture for new repurposed uses. The items will be for sale during a craft show planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the West Fork Services office on North Taft Street. The items are on display in the win- dow of Hjelmeland Flooring in downtown Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.

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Larson runs 7th at state!

Humboldt junior clips school record in 14:58

By Phil Monson From start to finish, Humboldt High junior Sam Larson ran her best race ever last Sat- urday (Oct. 27) in the Class 3A State Cross Country Championships. Running in her third state meet at Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge, Larson saved her best for last and set a school record in the process with a seventh-place finish. Larson breezed the course with a time of 14:58. She topped the school record she had set earlier this season in the low 15:00 range. For Larson, who finished ninth a year ago at state in what was then a new school record time of 15:07, it was all about running the complete race she has strived for all season long. “I feel very good. I was very surprised about my placing. I’m happy with my time,” Larson said. “I wasn’t worried about the girls behind me at the end of the race. I was more focused on the girl right ahead of me. I didn’t quite get her, but that’s all right. I’m happy with my finish,” Larson said. Larson and Wildcat coach Dean Clasen

were looking to get off to a stronger start than previous races, without sacrificing much at the end. The strategy paid off. “Coach Clasen was hoping I would go out with a 5:50-5:55 first mile. But I was out at 5:48. I was a little worried about holding ev- erybody off, knowing I was in sixth or seventh place at that point,” Larson said. “But I was going for time and it was my last race of the season so I knew I had to give it my all.” “I was a couple of seconds off of my PR (personal record). I’m real happy about that and with my season and setting the school record,” Larson said. Waverly-Shell Rock standout Anna Hold- iman was the 3A winner in 13:51. Lauren Benzing of Solon was runner-up at 14:30 and MOC-FV’s Bethany Dykstra ran 14:31 for third. Fourth-place went to Madison Waymire of Dallas Center-Grimes. Kenzie Theisen of LeMars was fifth at 14:40 and Sarah Stef- fensmeier of Fort Madison was sixth in 14:55. Larson was followed by Ballard Huxley’s Abby Kohut-Jackson in 15:01. “Her time was at or near her very, very best

so that’s all you can ask of any of the kids to run in their very last meet. At this stage, that’s exactly what she did and what we’re looking for,” Clasen said. “She ran most of the race in fourth place and was sixth up to the second mile. She moved up to fifth then was back in fourth because there was a pack,” Clasen said. “With about 600 meters to go she was in sixth place and there was a Fort Madison girl running with her who ended up passing Sam at about the 200-meter mark. But overall, she did a really good job,” Clasen said. “She knows she’s not going to outsprint people at the end. She has to set her tempo early in the meet. And that’s always a dicey thing to do because if you start the race too early, you end up running out of gas and you

See State CC, 2B

Humboldt’s Sam Larson finished seventh in the Class 3A Girls State Cross Country Championships at Fort Dodge last Saturday. Humboldt Independent photo.

at Fort Dodge last Saturday. Humboldt Independent photo. South Tama denies HHS, 21-12 Wildcats fall in
South Tama denies HHS, 21-12 Wildcats fall in 2nd round of Class 3A state football
South Tama
HHS, 21-12
Wildcats fall in 2nd round of
Class 3A state football playoffs
By Phil Monson
When the Humboldt High football team scored their first
touchdown with 8:37 left to play, an energized head coach
Greg Thomas shouted to his players, “we can do this.”
And up until the final minute of the Wildcats’ 21-12 second
round Class 3A playoff loss to the South Tama Trojans Monday
night in Humboldt, who could doubt this Wildcat football team.
After all, this was the same Wildcat squad – a senior-laden
squad – that picked itself off the turf back in early September
and won seven straight games to win their district title and earn
the school’s first playoff berth in six years.
But the Trojans’ bruising rushing attack and some untimely
miscues proved to be too much for Humboldt to overcome as
they saw their season come to an end on a cold, bitter night at
Mason Maach Field.
“I told the kids in the huddle here after the game that we were
staring at 0-3 at the beginning and they hung in there with us
coaches and reeled off seven wins in a row. There’s nothing to
be ashamed of. They won a playoff game. I’m extremely proud
of this group of young men for everything they stand for and
everything they’ve done,” Thomas said.
“There’s no quit in these guys. We have 25 seniors who
have been leaders on and off the field for us. They’ve been
tremendous in the school hallways and on the field in practice.
I expect their senior year to finish up just like that. There’s no
quit in them,” Thomas said.
The Trojan ground game battered the Humboldt defense for
325 of its 344 total yards of offense. Led by senior running
back Kyle Stepheson, the Trojans scored a touchdown in each
of the second, third and fourth quarters.
And in between defensive stops when the Trojans kept
Humboldt’s ground game in check, the Wildcats were unable
to convert at times on offense when they needed to sustain a
Nokleby on the move
See HHS football, 3B
Humboldt senior wide receiver Landon Nokleby puts it into high gear after mak-
ing a pass catch near the sideline in the Wildcats’ second round football playoff loss
to South Tama Monday night in Humboldt, 21-12. The loss ended Humboldt’s 2012
season. Humboldt Independent photo. Visit the Independent photo site to view or
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WBM/ GCB girls 1 win from state!

Meet Janesville in regional nal

West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate came out swing- ing in their Class 1A Regional volleyball tournament match last Friday night, and the result paid dividends. The Wolverines won a deci- sive 25-16 first set and went on to sweep Laurens-Marathon in three sets in the regional semi- final played in the West Bend gym on Oct. 26. The victory, which improved the Wolverines’ season match record to 29-4, sent them into a regional final with No. 4 ranked Janesville on Oct. 31 in Eagle Grove. Janesville advanced from the other side of the regional bracket with a three- set victory over Northwood- Kensett. The Wolverines, ranked No. 13 in 1A, were wary of the No. 15-ranked Chargers, who edged WBM/GCB 2-1 in the L-M tournament back in early Sep- tember. But time and strategy proved to be on the Wolverines’ side for this meeting as they finished out the match with wins of 25-23, 25-23. “Our biggest concern going into the match was that they had already beat us earlier in the season,” WBM/GCB co-coach Kari Ehlers said. “We played


Wildcats rout Newton in playoff opener, 42-3

HHS handles Newton to win 1st round game

About the only thing wrong with open- ing night of the Iowa High School football playoffs last week (Oct. 24) was the weather. And even at that, the cold, wet, slippery conditions at Mason Maach Field in Hum- boldt played right into the Wildcats’rushing attack as the Wildcats routed the Newton Cardinals, 42-3 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. Humboldt ran right over the Cardinals on their opening drive and never looked back in rolling up an impressive post-season victory. Brady Ross ran for 158 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Ben Jacobson hooked up with teammates Tyler Zaugg, Jaxon Heinz and Garrett Nelson on touch- down passes as Humboldt piled up 416 yards of offense. “We really set the tone early. I didn’t see this final score coming. Newton is a good football team. I couldn’t be more proud of a group of kids. They have worked their tails off. We played really well tonight,” Hum- boldt coach Greg Thomas said. “I thought the key to tonight’s game was Humboldt’s offensive line play. They were on all of our defenders in the box. They run hard – all of their backs. It seemed like they had us all blocked and that’s a credit to them. They got off the ball and got into us,” Newton coach Joe Ergenbright said. Humboldt took the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards on six plays, capped by the sophomore tailback Ross, who scored on a nine-yard burst up the middle. Austin Zylstra’s point-after kick was wide right for a 6-0 lead. Newton came right back and needed 17 plays to cover 89 yards, culminating on a 20-yard field goal by Nick Easley with 2:30 to play in the first quarter. The Cardinals were forced to kick a field goal after they

had driven down to the one-yard line, only to be pushed back by the Wildcat defense. On the ensuing series, Humboldt marched 80

See Wildcats rout Newton, 3B

series, Humboldt marched 80 See Wildcats rout Newton, 3B Humboldt running back Nikko Wheeler busts loose

Humboldt running back Nikko Wheeler busts loose for a gain against Newton last week in first round playoff action in Hum- boldt. Humboldt Independent photo.

MMC runs past Wolverines, 49-6 WBM/GCB falls in 1st round playoff After a scoreless first
MMC runs past Wolverines, 49-6
WBM/GCB falls in
1st round playoff
After a scoreless first quar-
ter, West Bend-Mallard/Gilm-
ore City-Bradgate head foot-
ball coach Pete Kapustynski
thought his team was on track
in their first round playoff
opener last week (Oct. 24) at
But the unbeaten Mar-
cus-Meriden-Cleghorn War
Eagles exploded for 29 sec-
ond quarter points and never
looked back in sprinting past
the WBM/GCB Wolverines,
49-6 in an Eight-Man playoff
The War Eagles scored
13 more points in the third
quarter and held the Wolver-
ines’ offense to just 197 yards
overall. The loss ended WBM/
GCB’s season at 6-5 overall.
Andrew Hoefling had a
hand in six touchdowns for
the War Eagles and quarter-
back Tanner Utesch caused
the Wolverine defense fits all
“As coaches we thought we
were pretty well prepared go-
ing into the game, but it didn’t
seem that way,” Kapustynski
said of his squad, which lost
lost 38-32 to the War Eagles
back in late-August in a non-
district game.
“We missed too many tack-
les. We had chances on their
quarterback to sack him, but
he was slippery and got away.
They exploded on a couple
of big time plays that took
the wind out of our sails,”
Kapustynski said.
Ashton Fehr of WBM/GCB had 22 yards rushing
on five carries last week in the Wolverines’ first round
playoff loss at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. Humboldt
Independent photo.
After Hoefling scored on a
two-yard run, the Wolverines
put together a 10-play, 65-yard
scoring drive that included
passes from Jesse Zinnel to Ja-
son Zinnel for some big gains,
and the running of Dan Eubank.
The drive ended with 8:03 to
play in the second quarter on a
two-yard run by Jesse Zinnel.
The pass play for two points
was blocked.
Utesch came right back
and broke free on a 59-yard
touchdown run. Hoefling and
Utesch later hooked up on a
53-yard touchdown pass play.
See Wolverines, 2B


The Humboldt Independent

Thursday, November 1, 2012

2B The Humboldt Independent Thursday, November 1, 2012 Humboldt High School junior class swimmer Shay Saathoff,

Humboldt High School junior class swimmer Shay Saathoff, shown here competing in the butterfly competition in a

recent home swim meet competing for Fort Dodge Senior High School, placed 22nd in the event last week in regional action in Fort Dodge. The meet ended up being the season finale for the Dodgers. Humboldt Independent photo.

“Allison Boswell had an

outstanding day. She placed 18th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:29.39. She took seven

seconds off. Then in the 500 freestyle she placed 16th with a

time of 6:53.40. In that race she took off another five seconds,” Ellendson said. “Amanda Schaffer placed 19th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:51.79. She took off three

seconds. She placed 18th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 7:03.30. She took off 13 seconds in that race,” Ellendson said.

She took off 13 seconds in that race,” Ellendson said. The WBM/GCB bench celebrates a victory

The WBM/GCB bench celebrates a victory in one of the sets in their three-set victory over Laurens-Marathon last Friday night in West Bend in regional volleyball action. Humboldt Independent photo. Visit the Independent online to view and purchase more photos at www. humboldtnews.com.

game where everything clicks and we play better than we have ever played before. Once we started hitting like we usu- ally do, we started playing like the team that I know we are,” Ehlers said.







WBMGCB 25 25 25


Sets: Kayla Banwart 3, Courtney Bargmann 3, Emily Bormann 3, Heather

Fehr 3, McKenzie Grimm 3, Sam Hart- man 3, Ashley Schmidt 3, Jennalynn Thul

(9), Grimm 13-22 (7), Hartman 9-16 (5), Schmidt 24-31 (11). Assists: Bargmann 32, Hartman 3. Serving: Banwart 13-13 (1 ace), Bargmann 11-12 (2), Fehr 12-14 (1),

Grimm 11-12 (1), Schmidt 13-14 (4), Thul


Digs: Banwart 14, Thul 12, Grimm 9, Schmidt 7, Bargmann 3, Fehr 2, Hartman


Blocks (solo-assist): Bargmann 4-2, Bormann 2-2, Fehr 2-0, Grimm 4-2, Hartman 1-1.

WBM/GCB vs. North Iowa








Hitting: Banwart 1-1, Bargmann 5-5







(1 kill), Bormann 12-13 (4), Fehr 18-22

Sets: Kayla Banwart 4, Courtney

Bargmann 4, Emily Bormann 4, Heather Fehr 4, McKenzie Grimm 4, Sam Hart-

man 4, Ashley Schmidt 4, Jennalyn Thul


Hitting: Grimm 33-39 (14 kills), Schmidt 22-28 (11), Fehr 29-35 (9), Hartman 8-12 (5), Bormann 10-13 (3), Bargmann 11-12 (3), Banwart 2-2. Assists: Bargmann 34, Grimm 2,

Hartman 2, Schmidt 1, Fehr 1. Serving: Banwart 21-21 (3 aces), Grimm 19-21 (2), Bargmann 10-11 (1), Fehr 10-10 (1), Schmidt 18-19 (1). Digs: Banwart 16, Grimm 8, Thul 7, Bargmann 7, Schmidt 5. Blocks (solo-assist): Bargmann 4-3, Bormann 0-3, Fehr 2-0, Grimm 8-5, Hartman 0-2.

“I was very proud of all the girls and while we didn’t have any state qualifiers, we saw a lot of improvement and that’s all you can ask of the girls,” Ellendson said.




Bowling league results at Sundance Lanes in Humboldt.

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