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Humboldt County, Iowa Thursday, December 13, 2012 $1.25
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2 Sections Official newspaper of Humboldt County
Vol. 154 No. 30 USPS No. 254060
Mock Disaster
The Finch building at 613 Sumner Avenue was the scene
of a mock disaster drill early Saturday evening. A fake gas
explosion caused non-life threatening injuries to 11 persons
inside the building. The drill was an exercise training for
Humboldt and Webster County Community Emergency
Response Team volunteers, who completed a week-long
training academy at the Humboldt County Emergency Op-
erations Center. At left, a CERT volunteer restrains William
Schaffer of Humboldt, as his daughter, Amanda, lies injured
on the ground. For more photos and an article about the
exercise, look inside today’s edition. Humboldt Independent
photo.
By Kent Thompson
Former President Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt once said,
“there are many ways of going
forward, but only one way of
standing still.”
The Humboldt County
RIVER Development Corp.,
is in the process of formulat-
ing a plant for a clean up and
a proposed redevelopment of
the Des Moines River in Hum-
boldt.
“We need the county and
the city’s blessing to get this
project done,” RIVER Devel-
opment spokesperson Mike
Worthington said.
Worthington took the first
steps toward reaching out
Monday at the Humboldt
County Board of Supervisor’s
weekly meeting at the court-
house in Dakota City.
Worthington presented
some tentative findings from
Shane Sigle, a professional
engineer with the Recreation
Engineering and Planning firm
out of Boulder, CO. The com-
pany was first contacted early
last summer.
The company specializes in
creating whitewater recreation
areas and improved fishing
waters out of existing freshwa-
ter rivers and lakes.
Worthington said the proj-
ect before the RIVER group
and the community at large
is twofold. One is to fix and
modify the gate structure at the
Joe Reasoner Dam, to reduce
the amount of silt backing up
into the Lake Nokomis region
and other areas of the river up-
stream.
The second portion is to
develop a whitewater rapids
and recovery pool areas in the
area downstream of the dam,
known as the mill race. The
development would be in the
area where the old power plant
was located, under 3
rd
Avenue
North and in the area behind
the Bank Iowa motor bank.
Worthington said there may
have to be some negotiations
with private property owners
in the area to get all of the nec-
essary work completed.
Developing the mill race
for whitewater recreation, in-
stalling fish ladders and put-
ting in some bridges and cul-
verts, and a bladder system to
feed the existing swan and fish
ponds could cost in the neigh-
borhood of $1.5-$1.8 million,
Worthington said.
He said that would be an
issue for the RIVER group to
work with the city of Hum-
boldt on.
The issue of making re-
pairs to the dam and reducing
the amount of sediment being
deposited in the West Fork of
the river, is an issue the com-
munity and the county must be
involved in.
Worthington said pulling
the silt out is still the biggest
concern. He said fixing one
gate now on the dam and add-
ing a second gate to the west
could be a viable option.
At an earlier public meet-
ing last summer, Sigle talked
about a sediment transport
structure near the middle of
the river to create a deeper and
wider channel, so that more
sediment can move down-
stream.
Worthington said work
on the dam could be in the
$800,000 to $1 million range.
“We are looking for your
support for the intentions
of the project, and eventu-
ally, your financial support,”
Worthington told the supervi-
sors.
He mentioned that the
county’s financial commit-
ment to the Humboldt Family
Aquatic Center of $25,000 an-
nually in Local Option Sales
and Service Tax (LOSST) pro-
ceeds will be ending soon. He
would like to see those funds
continue and be invested in
improving the dam and the
river.
“You’re seeing new
sandbars that are extending
1-1/2 foot out of the water,”
Worthington told the board.
He estimated that recre-
ational use of the river in Hum-
boldt and between Rutland and
Humboldt has declined by as
much as 80 percent over the
past 20 years.
“If we can get a plan in
place, public acceptance and
the required permitting, the
completed project would have
a phenomenal economic boost
for the city and the county as
a whole. More use of the river
translates to more dollars for
local businesses and an im-
proved natural resource for
everyone,” Worthington said.
Supervisor Harlan Hansen
asked about grant money.
“There is some out there,
but we have to get started
first. The biggest issue is the
design cost which is roughly
$50,000,” Worthington said.
He said the RIVER Corpora-
tion has only about $2,000 in
its checking account, so some
funds would need to be se-
cured before moving forward.
Supervisor Carl Mattes
said he could see the city of
Humboldt benefitting, but he
thought the project might be a
tough sell to rural residents.
“I don’t think it would be as
hard as you think,” Worthing-
ton responded.
“There are boat owners
from Hardy, Renwick and
Bode who might be going to
Spirit Lake or other areas to
recreate who would really like
to save the money and time and
use the river here. I think if the
project can be explained in a
context of how it benefits all
of Humboldt County, we will
see interest in improving our
number one natural resource,”
Worthington added.
Mattes was not easily con-
vinced.
“It sounds to me like the
city, the chamber and eco-
nomic development are the
big gainers.”
Worthington said if a
whitewater park is developed,
increases in tourism dollars
would benefit the entire coun-
ty, increasing LOSST reve-
nues for businesses outside of
the city of Humboldt, as well
as in-town merchants.
Worthington said he will
be meeting with the Hum-
boldt City Council and will
keep the supervisors apprised
of any progress in the matter.
Fire calls
The board heard from Bud
Douglas, fireman and sec-
retary-treasurer of the Bode
Fire Department and a mem-
ber of the Humboldt County
Fireman’s Association.
Douglas and Sheriff Dean
Kruger asked the board to
consider a Humboldt Coun-
ty Burning Ordinance that
would require persons to noti-
fy the Humboldt County Law
Enforcement Center (332-
2600 or 332-2471) of open
controlled burns in the county
at least one hour prior to start-
ing the fire.
Kruger said the practice
has been recommended for
the past several years, with a
decent community response.
Douglas said the ordinance
is necessary to prevent unnec-
essary loss of life or property.
“We rely on volunteers to
fight our fires and if we are
off responding to a controlled
burn that may not need ex-
tinguished, we can’t quickly
respond to another call where
life or property could be at
stake,” Douglas said.
Kruger commented that
with the widespread use of
cellular phones, the Humboldt
County Law Enforcement
Center often receives calls of
smoke or fire in the county
which often times turn out to
be controlled burns.
The sheriff said sending
fire departments out to re-
spond to rural calls that are
controlled burns, is a waste of
everyone’s time and resourc-
es.
The ordinance would refer
only to open burning in rural
areas of the county and would
have no impact on ordinances
By Kent Thompson
More than 100 landowners,
tenants and interested citizens
attended a public information
meeting last Thursday at the
Humboldt County Fairgrounds
Events Center.
The subject was a proposed
345,000-volt electrical trans-
mission line that will run the
length of Humboldt County,
north to south.
It is part of a 120-mile
transmission line that will ex-
tend from O’Brien County,
through Clay, Palo Alto, Kos-
suth and Humboldt counties;
MidAmerican proposes new transmission
line through Humboldt County
New line would more than double
capacity of existing circuit
Right of way agent Dave
Lane with MidAmerican En-
ergy, explains the process of
easement acquisition required
for the new higher capacity
electrical transmission lines
planned for Kossuth and
Humboldt counties. Hum-
boldt Independent photo.
connecting at a MidAmerican
Energy substation in northern
Webster County.
A year ago, the Midwest
Indpendent Transmission
System Operator board of
directors approved an expan-
sion plan for the Midwest
electric grid that will bring
more than $2 billion in ben-
efits to energy customers.
The project from near Sand-
born in O’Brien County to a
substation in northern Web-
ster County will pass north
to south through Humboldt
County, covering 19 miles,
about 16 of which will run ex-
isting 161,000 volt H-frame
power pole structures already
operated by MidAmerican
Energy. There will only be
three short stretches of about
one mile each of new right of
way in Humboldt County, ac-
cording to Karl Donaubauer,
high voltage engineer on the
project.
The new direct current line
will enter Humboldt County
from Kossuth County along
Quebec Avenue, about two
miles west of LuVerne. It will
travel south along Quebec Av-
enue until jutting slightly to
the west/southwest just east
of Port Avenue. It will run in
a diagonal direction parallel
to the East Fork of the Des
Moines River until intersect-
ing with Penn Avenue, just
south of 210
th
Street. It will
then follow Penn Avenue
straight south until a point
just north of the river cross-
ing in Section 34 of Beaver
Township. The line will then
run due east for 1-1/2 miles,
before turning south in the
middle of Section 35 of Bea-
ver Township and on into the
substation, about seven miles
south of the Humboldt/Web-
ster county line.
The 120-mile line is one
part of four 345-kilovolt trans-
mission line projects MidAm-
erican is planning between
2014-2017.
The projects are primarily
designed to improve system
reliability in Iowa, relieve ex-
isting transmission line con-
gestion in Iowa and Illinois, as
well as improve the utilization
of existing generation, and
lower the cost of delivering
energy.
The additional doubling
of existing capacity will also
help optimize wind generation
placement and allow for a re-
gional delivery of renewable
power in the stated.
A MidAmerican spokes-
man at Thursday’s meeting
could not pinpoint exact cus-
tomer utility savings when
asked by an audience member.
The entire regional long-
term plan is expected to bring
more than $2 billion in an-
nual benefits to energy con-
sumers, MidAmerican said in
published materials about the
plan.
It was also noted that the
projects will have several eco-
nomic benefits for the impact-
ed counties, including land-
owner easement payments to
people impacted, increases in
local property tax payments to
the county, construction jobs
during the project and an ex-
pansion of future interconnec-
tion possibilities.
Project nuts and bolts
As mentioned, the new
transmission lines and poles
will be replacing the old H-
frame poles with a single steel-
shaft monopole structure. The
steel is self-weathering and
painting or periodic mainte-
nance will be required.
The double-circuit struc-
tures being planned for Hum-
boldt County will be approxi-
mately 120-130 feet tall. All
poles and lines will be at least
100 feet from any existing
building.
They will be placed in a
reinforced concrete founda-
tion in a drilled pier configura-
tion. The foundation will be a
tangent base structure 25 feet
deep in the ground and six feet
in diameter. There will be a
steel casing around the drill rig
caisson to prevent the sides of
the hole from caving in during
construction and to keep water
out. Concrete will be poured
from the bottom up, with an-
chor bolts mounting the steel
pole to the foundation.
In most cases, the founda-
tions for the poles will be five
feet off the property line. The
edge of the foundation base
will be approximately two
feet from the fence or property
line.
There may be some vari-
ance based on height, line
angle, soil type and distance
between lines, Donaubauer
said.
The transmission pole will
have a total of six v-string
insulators, with one side the
new 345-kilovolt transmission
and the other side the existing
161-kV circuit. T2 conductors
will be used that will resist
galloping, MidAmerican of-
ficials said. There will also be
a shield wire for lightning pro-
tection.
One side of the wire will
have fiber optic cable. The ca-
ble will be strictly for MidAm-
erican use to relay communi-
cations between substations
and will not be used for any
other forms of communica-
tions transmission.
The lines will be similar to
those running from Sioux City
into southern Minnesota.
The distance between poles
will be about 1,000 to 1,100
feet, meaning that two mono-
pole structures will be able to
replace three of the current H-
frame type transmission poles.
As required by Iowa Code,
the poles will be located along
a line of land division, road
right of ways and railroads.
There will be no guy wires
in fields and the line height at
the structure will be approxi-
mately 60 feet.
The H-frame holes will be
backfilled and covered with
topsoil, Donaubauer reported.
The project will be com-
pleted in consultation with
state government, county
conservation and the county
engineer, taking into account
land use and development,
all zoning considerations, air-
ports, county parks, stream
crossings, wetlands and other
natural or manmade encum-
Merchant
sponsored
free matinees
continue
through Dec. 23
Local merchants are spon-
soring free matinees at the
Humboldt Theatre during the
holiday shopping season. The
schedule is as follows:
-Noon and 2:30 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 15, and noon
only on Sunday, Dec. 16, Dr.
Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole
Christmas.”
-Noon and 2:30 p.m. on
Saturday, Dec. 22, and noon
only on Sunday, Dec. 23, “Ar-
thur Christmas.”
Free tickets are available
from any of the sponsoring
merchants including: ADF
Systems, B and B Sales and
Service, Bank Iowa, Chant-
land-MHS Company, Chant-
land Company, Cindy’s Chi-
ropractic Center, Computer
Works and Vinyl Signs, Dod-
gen Industries/Born Free, Ed-
ward Jones, Erpelding, Voigt
and Co., Fareway, Farm Bu-
reau Financial Services, First
State Bank, Floral Creations,
Goldfield Access Network,
Hardee’s/Red Burrito, Har-
mon Animal Clinic, Health
Source of Humboldt, Hje-
meland Flooring, Humboldt
Mutual Insurance, Humboldt
Newspapers, Humboldt Vet-
erinary Clinic, Hy-Vee, Jensen
Trailers, Larry’s Pharmacy,
NorthPark Family Dentistry,
Northwest Bank, Pasquale’s
Italian Restaurant, Seiler Ap-
pliance Service, Lee Smith’s
State Farm Agency, Sheree’s
Hallmark, Springvale Salon on
Main, Thompson Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial Ser-
vices, V and S Variety, Wally’s
Iron Works, Dr. Kirk Whittle-
sey and Yacht Club Trailers.
Christmasland
open nightly
for viewing
Christmasland in Humboldt
is now open nightly for the
holiday season. This popular
holiday attraction sponsored
by the Humboldt/Dakota City
Noon Kiwanis Club, has been
visited by more than 100,000
people since its opening in
1982. Visitors from most of
the 50 U.S. states and some
foreign countries have seen the
displays. Last year there were
more than 6,000 visitors to Ki-
wanis Christmasland.
For 2012, there are sev-
eral new scenes that were
purchased featuring large
snowmen engaged in various
activities. The new displays
were made possible by a gen-
erous grant from the Humboldt
County Community Founda-
tion and local Noon Kiwanis
fundraisers.
The display is open through
Dec. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Christmasland will also be
open Saturday-Sunday after-
noons, Dec. 15-16 and Dec.
22-23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Christmasland will also be
open in the afternoons in the
days leading up to Christmas,
Dec. 20-24 from 2:30-4:30
p.m.
Christmasland will be
closed for inclement weather.
The Kiwanis Club has never
charged admission to Christ-
masland, however donations
are appreciated as they help
the exhibit grow.
Total project could cost between $2.5-$3 million
See Supervisors, 3A
See MidAmerican, 2A
2A The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monopole electrical transmission lines will feature
six V-shaped spheres. One pole will be needed every
1,000 feet, compared to 660 feet for the current struc-
tures. Photo courtesy of MidAmerican Energy.
brances.
Some tree trimming or tree
removal might be necessary
for the installation, any dis-
turbed ground during the con-
struction will be returned to its
original state, officials said.
Donaubauer explained that
the poles will have a 150-foot
footprint (total width of ease-
ment), 80 feet on the pole
side and 70 feet on the over-
hang side. With a minimum
clearance of 27 feet above the
ground. Temporary construc-
tion easements will be ob-
tained if necessary.
He said most agricultural
GPS equipment will not be
impacted by the transmission
lines, especially if they are sat-
ellite based.
Ground-based GPS could
be momentarily disrupted, es-
pecially if the equipment is di-
rectly below the transmission
line.
Right of way
Dave Lane, senior right of
way agent with MidAmerican,
explained the process for ne-
gotiating easements with local
landowners.
Regarding the ever increas-
ing price of Iowa farmland,
Lane said MidAmerican did
extensive market analysis of
local prices, including review-
ing land transactions that oc-
curred in late October and ear-
ly November. Full appraisals
were done on about 5 percent
of parcels being sought for the
transmission line easements.
Lance said per ace prices
for Humboldt County were
calculated at $7,500 per acre
for pasture and non-tillable
lands and $12,500 per acre for
tillable land.
Easement payments on till-
able acres would be 25 per-
cent of that $12,500 figure, or
$2,500 per pole.
Twenty percent of the pay-
ment will be made to land-
owners at the time of the ne-
gotiated easement, with the
additional remainder of the
payment made when the proj-
ect is started in the area.
Lane said property specif-
ics—including the value of the
easement, wells, other utilities,
special access requirements,
grazing practices, gates and re-
cent tiling information should
be shared with right of way ac-
quisition agents at the time of
New transmission lines would require a circular
foundation that is filled with concrete. Photo courtesy
of MidAmerican Energy.
one-on-one meetings that will
be scheduled during the next
month.
Payments for crop dam-
ages, as well as payments for
lost fertilizer applications and
compaction damage will also
be discussed during the right
of way acquisition/easement
granting process.
Attempts will be made to
route around any existing tile.
If there is damage that is de-
termined after construction is
completed, farmers may con-
tact MidAmerican and they
will repair the damaged tile.
Lane said in some cases
tenants were contacted re-
garding the public hearing
informational meeting held
last Thursday. He asked that
tenants provide information
on how to get in contact with
owners outside the area and
those living out of state.
It was reported during the
meeting that no adverse affects
have been found in people liv-
ing in close proximity to direct
current power lines. The World
Health Organization in 2005,
determined that extremely low
frequency and electromagnetic
field exposure posed no sub-
stantive health issues, at lev-
els generally encountered by
members of the public.
Regarding possible damage
to county roads by the use of
heavy equipment, Lane said
the contractor will meet with
the county engineer regarding
access and use of county roads
during the construction phase.
Jim Sundermeyer, a mem-
ber of the Iowa Utilities Board
that conducted the public
meeting, said MidAmerican
can file a petition for construc-
tion any time after 30 days,
and may have up to two years
to complete the easement ne-
gotiations.
Sundermeyer outlined sev-
eral property owner rights, in-
cluding a determination of just
compensation by a impartial
county compensation commis-
sion and the right to appeal any
award to the district court.
MidAmerican expects a
construction start date of No-
vember 2014, with a proposed
construction completion date
of December 2016.
People with questions
about the electrical trans-
mission project may con-
tact MidAmerican Energy at
1-866-950-9588, or access in-
formation on the web at www.
midamericanenergy.com/
MVPtransmission.
MidAmerican from front page
The Humboldt Area Arts
Community (HAAC) is cur-
rently conducting its annual
membership drive for 2013.
The non-profit organization
supports and promotes the arts
in the Humboldt area. Begin-
ning this month, the HAAC
will be seeking business and
individual memberships at a
variety of donor levels. All
of the membership levels re-
ceive monthly highlights, dis-
counted ticket prices to HAAC
events, as well as free admis-
sion to artist reception events
held at the Art Center, 906
Sumner Ave.
Donations at higher tiered
levels entitle the members to
discounted rental rates on the
Art Center building, as well as
free tickets to the Art Encore,
the HAAC annual fundraiser
held in the fall.
Memberships support all
activities sponsored by the
HAAC, including donations
to the art departments at the
county’s public and parochial
schools, scholarships to gradu-
ation seniors who are pursuing
advanced education in the arts,
all HAAC events like the Wine
Share, Arts Festival in John
Brown Park, Art Encore, Com-
munity Photography Exhibit,
Artist Receptions, as well as
instructor fees for art classes
and costs associated with any
visiting artists or special pro-
grams offered.
People who sign up to
support the arts will receive a
membership card and a post-
card acknowledgement of their
contribution in January. Mem-
bership dues will be required
annually. Any memberships
received after Jan. 15, 2013,
will not be pro-rated for the
2013 calendar year.
Annual supporting mem-
berships begin at the Friend
level: $25 - $49; Bronze level:
$50 – 199; Silver level: $200-
499; Gold level: $500-999;
and Platinum level: $1,000
and more. Members who pres-
ent their HAAC card at events
will receive the following:
• 10 percent discount on
items purchased at the Art
Center
• Discount tickets for plays
and theatre productions
• Discount and early enroll-
ment options for art classes
• Free admission to artist
receptions held at the Art Cen-
ter
• Rental options for easels,
display grids, and tents
Those benefits pertain to
personal memberships only.
Personal and corporate mem-
bers can receive advance no-
tification of special events,
art exhibitions and classes by
providing a current e-mail ad-
dress.
Corporate sponsors can
also make in-kind donations
toward their sponsorship level
such as Hy-Vee and Fare-
way, who have donated cof-
fee, water and ice for the Arts
Festival. Donors also receive
acknowledgement of their sup-
port in the semi-annual news-
letter, play programs, Encore
programs, as well as a listing
on the www.artsinhumboldt.
com web site.
Personal and corporate
memberships at the Bronze
level receive a discounted
member rate on facility rent-
als. Memberships at the Sil-
ver level receive all of those
benefits plus two free tickets
to the Art Encore event. Mem-
berships at the Gold level re-
ceive all of the above benefits
along with four free tickets
to Encore. Memberships at
the Platinum level receive the
above listed benefits, and six
free tickets to Encore.
Memberships are due by
Jan. 15, 2013. Memorial gifts
are accepted and donations are
tax deductible.
People can also become in-
volved in the Arts Community
beyond the financial donation.
The HAAC board is comprised
of 15 volunteers serving three-
year terms with officers elect-
ed annually in December. The
board’s meetings are held the
second Monday of the month
at 5:30 p.m., in the Art Center,
and are open to the public.
HAAC standing commit-
tees include finance, market-
ing and publicity, building,
drama, photography display,
wine tasting/festival kickoff,
arts festival, art preview ex-
hibit, and encore.
Community volunteers are
a vital part within each of these
committees, and a great op-
portunity to get involved with
enhancing the appreciation
and enjoyment of the arts in
our community. Please include
your interest in the member-
ship form being mailed out
this month, or contact Nancy
Huddleson (641) 330-8681.
People interested in joining
or renewing a membership in
the Humboldt Area Arts Com-
munity may mail a donation
to: HAAC, PO Box 173, Hum-
boldt, IA 50548.
Questions can be e-mailed
to: artsinhumboldt@gmail.
com, or find out more informa-
tion online at www.artsinhum-
boldt.com or on Facebook.
HAAC conducts annual membership drive
Health Source of Humboldt donated $10 per sports
physical this year towards the Humboldt County Food
Pantry. The funds were used to purchase needed items
for the food pantry. Pictured in front from left are: Tif-
fany Thumma and Krisi Berning of Health Source. In
back: Mary Ohrtman, Humboldt County UDMO Out-
reach Director; and Dr. Gary Gonnerman of Health
Source. Humboldt Independent photo.
Health
Source
donates
to
Food
Pantry
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in incorporated towns in the
county regarding open burn-
ing.
The ordinance would not
apply to outdoor cooking,
small recreational fires or
normal yard waste fires in the
county.
Douglas said all of the
fire chiefs in the county have
signed off on the ordinance,
with the exception of one, who
has agreed to it, but has not
been able to be contacted in
person.
Under the ordinance as
stated, violation would consti-
tute a simple misdemeanor and
would be punishable by a fine
of $65-$625 and/or up to 30
days in jail.
UDMO
The board of supervisors
heard from Jamey Whitney,
chief executive officer of Up-
per Des Moines Opportunity
(UDMO) Inc., and Mary Ohrt-
man, outreach director for
Humboldt, Hamilton, Webster
and Wright counties.
The guests were in atten-
dance to talk about the UDMO
budget and the county’s annual
contribution to the agency.
Whitney said while about
60 percent of UDMO’s budget
is federal dollars, the approxi-
mately 20 percent from local
counties is very important.
“For every one dollar the
county spends for UDMO,
there is a $40.61 return to
county residents served by
UDMO programs, so its really
an investment in our commu-
nities,” Whitney said.
The CEO said federal funds
continue to shrink, while needs
continue to grow.
“We’ve started a founda-
tion to enhance structured giv-
ing, and are working hard to
partner with existing organiza-
tions and groups that can help
us leverage our resources,”
Whitney said.
During the past year (that
ended on Sept. 30), UDMO
served 1,239 individuals and
480 households.
“We are working hard to
keep our low-income heating
and energy assistance pro-
gram, and our home weath-
erization program,” Whitney
said.
UDMO asked the county
for a contribution of $9,107 for
the next fiscal year.
The supervisors said they
would take up the request as
they work on developing a
budget for next year.
Drainage matters
The board recessed as
county supervisors and recon-
vened as county drainage dis-
trict trustees.
The board approved a
$16,880 payment to DeLoss
Construction of Spencer for
work on Drainage District No.
114, on the southwest edge of
Livermore.
The drainage work was to
replace broken tile, much of
it laying in the right of way of
the Union Pacific Railway.
Two separate borings under
the railroad track cost $61,000,
alone.
Drainage engineer Rick
Hopper with Jacobson-
Westergard and Associates
of Estherville, told the board
that approximately 90 percent
of the $75,560 project will be
billed to the railroad and not
the drainage district.
The board set a comple-
tion hearing on the project for
Monday, Jan. 7, at 9 a.m.
In other drainage matters,
the board approved hiring
Rick and Travis Pederson of
Humboldt for a partial clean
out of Drainage District No.
11, in Sections 33, 34 and
35 of Delana Township. The
board will pay the contractor
an hourly rate for the work.
The board also discussed
the pre-payment of drainage
district levies.
The board verbally agreed
to allow the pre-payments but
are working on final resolution
language, which is expected
to be passed at their Dec. 17,
meeting.
In other action the board:
• Approved construction
in the county right of way by
MidAmerican Energy for the
installation of underground
electric at 1810 150
th
St.
• Rescinded the hiring of
Jon Thul as a Humboldt Coun-
ty Secondary Roads Depart-
ment employee and approved
the hiring of Joseph Collins of
Livermore at a rate of $18.61
per hour, effective Dec. 26.
The board also approved Brian
Helmers as part-time, as-need-
ed help for Secondary Roads
at a rate of $20.50 per hour.
• Approved the application
for snowmobile trail grooming
submitted by the Humboldt
County Sno-Skimmers. The
agreement is the same as in
the past: not on gravel roads
and using the south and east
ditches.
• Approved a county coyote
bounty of zero dollars through
the remainder of the coyote
season, ending March 31,
2013.
• Approved bi-monthly
general claims of $185,391.61
and county drainage claims of
$421,729.26.
• Agreed to reschedule the
regular Monday meeting on
Dec. 24, to Thursday, Dec. 20,
at 8:30 a.m.
Supervisors
from front page
The Pacific Battleship
Center, an organization re-
sponsible for maintaining the
California-based USS Iowa
Battleship is reaching out to
veterans across the state who
have served on the now de-
commissioned battleship, and
is planning a special event to
be held on the same weekend
as the Iowa All-Academy Ball.
Jeff Lamberti, a former
Iowa legislator, and fundraiser
for the USS Iowa is leading the
charge. “It’s extremely impor-
tant that we have the informa-
tion to populate a database of
Iowans who served aboard the
USS Iowa battleship,” explains
Lamberti. “After creating that
database, we will have a much
more efficient way to stay in
contact with the brave Iowans
who served on the Iowa.”
Compiling a list of names
is only the first step of Lam-
berti’s project. With the help
of some key sponsors, he has
collaborated with Iowa All-
Academy Ball organizers to
make it possible for members
of the USS Iowa to attend the
ball on Dec. 29.
Additionally, organizers
are planning a special recep-
tion immediately preceding
the All-Academy Ball to rec-
ognize those who served on the
USS Iowa. In attendance will
be the ship’s Public Affairs Of-
ficer, Mike “Mac” McEnteg-
gart, who is also slated as the
keynote speaker for the Iowa
All-Academy Ball. Attendees
will be encouraged to network
and reconnect with other Io-
wans who served aboard the
Iowa.
Lamberti has a strong call
to action to Iowans who may
have served on the battleship.
“If you, or anyone you know
served on the USS Iowa,
please have them contact me
directly to be put on our data-
base,” pleads Lamberti. “It’s
important to collect names
so that we can maintain open
lines of communication with
those who contributed to the
incredible story behind the
Iowa. Additionally, we want to
periodically provide updates to
those same folks on the status
of the maintenance effort on
the historic battleship.”
To contact Jeff Lamberti
directly, email him at: jeff.
lamberti@ankenylaw.com or
by telephone at (515) 964-
8777.
For more information on
the USS Iowa, please visit
the website (pacificbattleship.
org).
To learn more about the
Iowa All-Academy Ball, or
information on registering,
please contact Ball Chairman,
Kevin Lentz by phone at (515)
991-3550, by e-mail at: info@
iowaallacademyball.com, or
visit the Iowa All-Academy
Ball web site at www.iowaal-
lacademyball.com.
People casn also follow the
Iowa All-Academy Ball on
Twitter (@iowaallacademy-
ball), or stay informed by fol-
lowing the Iowa All-Academy
Ball Facebook page.
Wanted:
Iowans who
served on
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Way Back When
Courthouse
Twin Rivers Elementary second grade students performed Ride of the One Horse
Open Sleigh to a full house during their annual Christmas program. Independent
photo, December 1984.
Twin Rivers Elementary Concert
TEN YEARS AGO
2002
Returning letter winners for
the Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne
High School boys’ basketball
team are Jesse Hanselman,
Cody Holmes, Wayne Sohl,
Eric Grady, Jim McDermott,
Ryan Wempen, Aaron Hunt
and Brent Coleman.
2002
Sherry Cook bowled a
high game of 2246 and a 554
series to lead women’s bowl-
ing league action at Sundance
Lanes in Humboldt. Clark tal-
lied her numbers in the Four
Liner League. In men’s 10-pin
scoring, Bob Ford bowled a
high series of 697 in the Rec-
reation League and Jerry Hen-
derson had a high game of 269
in the Major League.
2002
Returning letter winners
for the Wildcat wrestling
squad are Brett Miner, Mike
Zinnel, Joseph Reimers, Ty-
ler Davis, Mitch Fridolfson,
Jacob Reimers, Chris Dailey,
Justin Hanson, Ben Baldus,
Zach Garman, Jacob Crossley,
Andrew Weigel, Adam Joens,
Nate Conlon, and Kyle Nor-
man.
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
1997
The seventh grade Hum-
boldt Junior High School TAG
students recently received no-
tice they were the State Cham-
pions in the Thinking Caps
Quiz Bowl. They are Brett
Arends, Lindsey Thomas,
Andrew Weigel, Debra Laut-
erbach, Rachel Wiener, Chris
Fink, Cody Olson, Brandon
Bjorklund, Nick Adams, Brian
Johnson, and Dawn Blomker.
The TAG instructor is Alecia
Sleiter.
1997
Winners in the Chamber of
Commerce Christmas lighting
contest include the following:
First Place $100 prize went to
Luonna Folkers; second place
$50 prize went to Michael
Taylor; and third place $25
prize went to Tom and Diana
Fischer.
1997
Twenty-one Wartburg Col-
lege students have been select-
ed to perform with the college’s
Jazz Band II for the 1997-98
academic year. Among those
selected was Jeana Larson of
Humboldt, daughter of Lonnie
and Robert Larson. She plays
the saxophone.
TWENTY-FIVE
YEARS AGO
1987
Humboldt’s eighth grade
boys’ basketball team blasted
Algona twice. The Wildcats
roared to a 53-19 verdict in
the “A” game and 42-29 in
the “B” game. In the “B”
game, Humboldt was led by
Troy T. Thompson in scoring
with 12 points as eight play-
ers scored for Humboldt. In
the “A” game, Humboldt built
up a 21-6 halftime margin and
cruised the rest of the way over
a smaller Algona squad as Jeff
Larson pumped in 16 points to
lead the ‘Cats.
1987
New officers for the Hum-
boldt County Historical As-
sociation were installed. They
are Alice Edge, board mem-
ber; Pauline Baker, second
vice president; Harriet Housel,
first vice president; Genevieve
Carlson, publicity and mem-
bership; Anita Hinners, board
member; Janet Craig, presi-
dent; Carol Parsons, board
member; Esther Hauck, sec-
retary; and Bob Bristol, trea-
surer.
1987
Humboldt’s Junior High
wrestlers met Britt, Buf-
falo Center, and Clarion in a
quadrangular meet at Buffalo
Center. Humboldt won 12 and
drew on two in 26 matches.
Picking up victories for Hum-
boldt were Frank Mayall, Bob-
bie Walker, Dan McKenna,
Dean Weydert, Brad Duffy,
Bill Meyers, Marley Ayres,
and Tony Ersland.
FORTY YEARS AGO
1972
LuVerne teams won two
close games defeating Cor-
with-Wesley 50-48 in the boys
contest and 85-81 in the girls’
game. The boys were in foul
trouble much of the game and
had to struggle to eke out their
two-point victory. Curt Barber,
Terry Froehlich and Rodger
Pergande fouled out as the Vi-
kings totaled 38 chances at the
free throw line, twice as many
as LuVerne. Steve Wickett
took scoring honors with 21
points. Brad Shipman hit 20
for the Vikings, who led dur-
ing much of the game. Jane
Meyer rammed in 45 points
to lead the Lionettes win in
a well-played close contest
girls game. Sandra Nelson and
Becky Hefty each tossed in 20
as the LuVerne forward court
offset the accuracy of Cor-
with’s Nancy Hamilton.
1972
Troop 60, Dakota City, held
a Court of Honor. The follow-
ing awards were made: first
class to Jim Schulze, Lauren
Lines and Jeff McCubbin; star
to Terry Hanson; and tender
foot to Jacques Chaudoin and
Dennis McCubbin.
1972
Terry Brownfield of Hum-
boldt continues to lead the
Humboldt Holiday Basketball
Tournament free throw contest
standings after three weeks of
competition. Brownfield holds
a one-shot lead in tight indi-
vidual competition with 62 of
75 possible shots for 82 per-
cent.
FORTY-FIVE
YEARS AGO
1967
Only one of the four win-
ners named at the Christmas
drawing was present entitling
her to the bonus money. Pres-
ent was Mrs. Howard Larson
of Renwick. The winners who
were not present at the draw-
ing were Mrs. Roy McColley
of Gilmore City, James R.
Olson of Humboldt, and Mrs.
Robert Read of Humboldt.
1967
The Humboldt Junior High
School wrestlers will host
their Algona counterparts at
the Humboldt Junior High
gym. The eighth grade grap-
plers are Bob McBurney, Ron
Bygness, Dave Linn, Dave
Sorensen, Dave Musselman,
Bob Bradley, Ron Halsrud,
Reed Dowling, Dennis Stoner,
Dave Schriber, Brad Schriber,
Rick Vinsand, Dave Heim,
Alan Pederson, Dyle Erick-
son, Stewart Caquelin, Kelly
Greene, Bob Neilson, Kevin
Tellier, and Kurt Neubauer.
The seventh grade grapplers
include Arvin Sorensen, Steve
Haviland, John Good, Jeff
Halverson, Jack Olson, Greg
Strutzenberg, Rick Harman,
Scott Greene, Lynn Lindley,
Tom Sherwood, Tom Stewart,
Brian Reimers, Ron Vinsand,
Rick Wadsley, Robert Dale,
Bernie Hanson, Harlan Abens,
and Randy Vinsand.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
1962
Jerry McCurry was pre-
sented an award for his ser-
vices as a Junior Chamber
of Commerce institutional
representative by Henry Ro-
driguez. The award was made
at a recent potluck social and
business meeting where the
Jaycee wives were guests.
Ken Nielsen was in charge
of planning the event. Ralph
Monaghan also was presented
an award for his work as presi-
dent of the chapter during the
past year.
1962
Judi Miller, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller of
Humboldt, won an award for
the most perfectly constructed
garment at the State Wool con-
test held in Des Moines.
1962
Cheryl Grebner, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Grebner, was named to the fall
quarter honor roll at the C. E.
School of Commerce of Oma-
ha, NE.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
1952
The Humboldt Junior High
will present its annual fall pro-
gram in the high school au-
ditorium, under the direction
of Miss Betts. Among those
in the cast are the following:
Russ Miller, Howard Fleming,
Orrine Johnson, Marna Bar-
low, Betty Lane, Larry Mos-
bach, James Terwilliger, Eddie
Cartwright, Donna Edwards,
Roger Johnson, Lavonne Ped-
erson, Peter Saul, and Kenneth
Nielsen.
1952
Harvey H. Bogaard, propri-
etor of Bogaard Funeral Home
in Humboldt, announces the
purchase of a large home in
West Bend, which will be
made into a funeral home
there. Mr. and Mrs. Paul R.
Diemer of Hawkeye will be
resident managers of the new
funeral home.
1952
Paul Silbaugh was elected
president of the Humboldt and
Dakota City Chamber of Com-
merce for 1953 at a meeting of
the new board of directors of
the Chamber. Duane Wind was
named vice president.
MAGISTRATE
Chad R. George, Dakota
City, failure to control dog,
fined $195.
Jillian M. Brown, Hum-
boldt, 5
th
degree theft, fined
$620.
Timothy D. Anderson, Ar-
doch, ND, failure to comply
with safety regulations, fined
$127.50.
Timothy D. Anderson, Ar-
doch, ND, maximum hours
of service violation, fined
$127.50.
Timothy D. Anderson, Ar-
doch, ND, failure to comply
with safety regulations, fined
$127.50.
Daniel L. Reames, Hardy,
stopping on paved part of
highway, fined $200.
Jessica L. Christensen,
Bradgate, speeding, fined $92.
Joshua A. Goodell, Hum-
boldt, failure to yield upon en-
tering through highway, fined
$195.
Timothy D. Otto, Hum-
boldt, failure to maintain con-
trol, fined $200.
Zakkary J. Brannen, An-
keny, speeding, fined $168.
Marina M. Meier, Corwith,
improper brake light, fined
$100.50.
Nicholas R. Madison,
Humboldt, speeding, fined
$168.
Gerald R. West, Dakota
City, speeding, fined $114.
Candice L. Hayden, Bode,
operating non-registered ve-
hicle, fined $132.50.
Brian K. Williams, Lu-
Verne, driving with suspended
license, fined $397.50.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
DISTRICT COURT
JUDGMENTS
State of Iowa vs. Wayne H.
Andersen, Sr., Gilmore City,
Count 1, controlled substance
violation, two years probation,
sentenced to 10 years in pris-
on, fined; prison and fine sus-
pended; Count 2, controlled
substance violation, two years
probation, sentenced to 10
years in prison, fined; prison
and fine suspended; Count 3,
failure to affix tax stamp, two
years probation; sentenced
to five years in prison, fined;
prison and fine suspended, pay
costs $515.
State of Iowa vs. Jerry W.
Irving, Thor, dominion/control
of firearm, two years proba-
tion, deferred judgment, pay
costs $140.
State of Iowa vs. Scott H.
Toepfer, Livermore, OWI 1
st
offense, sentenced to one year
COUNTY RECORDER
WARRANTY DEEDS
Dodgen Industries, Inc. to
John C.T. Dodgen, Trustee,
John Dodgen Irrevocable
Trust, Wanda Dodgen Irre-
vocable Trust, Lot 1, Block
56, Second College Addi-
tion, Humboldt, Lot 2, Block
56, Second College Addi-
tion, Humboldt, Lot 3, Block
56, Second College Addi-
tion, Humboldt, Part of Lot
4, Block 56, Second College
Addition, Humboldt, Part of
Timber Bell, Second College
Addition, Humboldt, Part of
Vacated 13
th
Street N., Second
College Addition, Humboldt.
Dana Hamilton, Susan
Hamilton, Howard Hamilton,
Angela Hamilton, Tehann
Hamilton Zelinski, Tehann Ze-
linski Hamilton, John Zelinski,
Mark/Mark W. Robison, Josey
Robison, David Robison, Nat-
alie Robison, Abigail Owen
Moffitt, Abigail Moffitt Owen,
Erin Moffitt, Sarah Owen to
Leslie D. Fevold, Land in NW,
NW, Sec. 25, Twp. 91, Rng.
30.
Dana Hamilton, Susan
Hamilton, Howard Hamilton,
Angela Hamilton, Tehann
Hamilton Zelinski, Tehann Ze-
linski Hamilton, John Zelinski,
Mark Robison, Josey Robison,
David Robison, Natalie Ro-
bison, Abigail Owen Moffitt,
Abigail Moffitt Owen, Erin
Moffitt, Sarah Owen, Mark W.
Robison to Ronald Julius, Rita
Julius, Gary Julius, Luanne
Julius, Land in NW, Sec. 25,
Twp. 91, Rng. 30.
James Gronbach, Judy
Gronbach to the City of Hum-
boldt, Parcel C, Parcel 35,
Government Lot 3, Sec. 34,
Twp. 92, Rng. 29, Parcel C,
Parcel 35, Government Lot 4,
Sec. 34, Twp. 92, Rng. 29.
Stan Webb, Mary Webb,
William Webb, Samantha
Webb to SBSRT Properties
LLC, Land in N 1/2, Sec. 1,
Twp. 92, Rng. 29.
in jail, suspended; one year
probation, fined $1,837.50.
Juan Antonio Arce vs. Mar-
tha Ramirez, establish custody,
visitation and child support.
DISMISSALS
Property for forfeiture,
Wayne H. Andersen, Sr. and
Marjorie J. Andersen.
SMALL CLAIMS
PETITIONS
H and R Accounts vs. Jean-
nette S. Larrabee, Humboldt.
Hauge Associates, Inc. vs.
Kade Crapser, Livermore.
JUDGMENTS
Satern Service Center vs.
Darwin Anderson, account
$4,590.61, plus costs and in-
terest.
Larry and Mary Anderson
vs. Danniel and Nichole Hill,
Thor, account $2,480, plus
costs and interest.
H and R Account, Inc. vs.
Deb Skeeters, Humboldt, Jody
Skeeters, Humboldt, account
$411.80, plus costs and inter-
est.
Kirk C. Whittlesey, OD
vs. Daniel W. Shepard, Fort
Dodge, account $137.02, plus
costs and interest.
Community Lumber Sup-
ply, Inc. vs. Duane Knowles,
Gilmore City, building materi-
als, supplies, $3,370.39, plus
costs and interest.
Long Term Medical Supply
Corp vs. John Santilli, Bode,
account $81.63, plus costs and
interest.
Long Term Medical Supply
Corp vs. Jodi Schwake, Hum-
boldt, account $382.78, plus
costs and supplies.
DISMISSALS
R and L Repair vs. John
Phillips, Storm Lake, account
$5,000, plus costs and interest.
PROBATES
Estate of Marie J. Donahue,
deceased.
Estate of Refine Rossman,
Jr., deceased.
Guardianship of Lindsey
M. Warren, Beth Leann Koob,
guardian.
Eunice Fraser Trust, Phyllis
F. Moffitt, trustee.
See Courthouse, 5A
8 a.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 11, 2012
NEW Cooperative
Corn .............................. 7.32
Oats .............................. 1.40
Beans .......................... 14.45
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 5A
Bonnie R. Olson to Kevin
P. Skow, Paula S. Skow, S
1/2, Lot 7, Block 78, Original
Town, Humboldt.
Ronald Julius, Rita/Rita A.
Julius to Gary Julius, Luanne
Julius, Land in SW, NW, Sec.
30, Twp. 91, Rng. 29, Land
in SW, NE, Sec. 30, Twp. 91,
Rng. 29.
Gary Julius, Luanne Julius
to Ronald Julius, Rita Julius,
Land in NW, Sec. 25, Twp. 91,
Rng. 30.
Humboldt Conservation
Club LLP to Leslie C. Olson,
Mary E. Olson, Kenneth A.
Olson, Sharon A. Olson, Land
in NW, Sec. 11, Twp. 93, Rng.
29.
Lance E. Tinken, Dee A.
Tinken to Kevin Goodell, Dor-
othy Goodell, NW, E 1/2, Sec.
24, Twp. 91, Rng. 30.
Michael D. Himrod, Diane/
Diane H. Himrod to Douglas J.
Adams, Kimberly K. Adams,
SE, NW, Sec. 22, Twp. 91,
Rng. 30.
Dale H. Behrens, Peggy A.
Behrens to Leobardo Domin-
guez Gonzalez, Leobardo
Gonzalez Dominguez, Lot 1,
Block 4, Original Town, Hum-
boldt.
Kyle N. Bormann, Wendy
S. Bormann to Foth Land and
Cattle Co., Inc. to Lot 1, Oak
Hill Addition, Humboldt.
CONTRACTS
Joyce A. Shaffer, Joyce
A. Hansen, Erman Hansen to
Justin Collins, Jennifer Col-
lins, Land in SW, NE, Sec.
17, Twp. 93, Rng. 28, Land in
Livermore.
QUIT CLAIM DEEDS
Roger E. Nelson, Katherine
A. Nelson, Terry R. Nelson,
Barbara J. Nelson to Nelson
Brothers Company, Inc., Land
in NW, NW, Sec. 33, Twp. 93,
Rng. 29.
Kay Mullen McLaughlin,
Kay McLaughlin Mullen, Kay
F. McLaughlin, Raymond F.
McLaughlin, R.F. McLaugh-
lin to Mullen Family Farms II
LLC, Land in SW, W 1/2, Sec.
31, Twp. 92, Rng. 30.
Bank Iowa to John Jones,
Tracy Jones, Land in SW, SW,
Sec. 33, Twp. 92, Rng. 30.
Alfred J. Marso to Ernest
Gales, Land in SW, NE, Sec.
6, Twp. 93, Rng. 28, Land in
Lot 7, Sec. 6, Twp. 93, Rng.
28, Land in Lot 8, Sec. 6, Twp.
93, Rng. 28.
Scott R. Frey, Trustee,
Scott R. Frey Revocable Trust
to Alan G. Pedersen, Larae
Pedersen, NE, W 1/2, Sec. 11,
Twp. 92, Rng. 30, Land in Sec.
11, Twp. 92, Rng. 30.
K and S Heating and Cool-
ing, Inc. to John Klein, Part
of Lot 10, Block 14, Origi-
nal Town, Livermore, Part
of Lot 11, Block 14, Origi-
nal Town, Livermore, Part of
Lot 12, Block 14, Original
Town, Livermore, Part of
Lot 13, Block 14, Original
Town, Livermore, Part of
Lot 14, Block 14, Original
Town, Livermore, Part of Lot
15, Block 14, Original Town,
Livermore, Lot 9, Block 14,
Original Town, Livermore, Lot
1, Lot 7, Bassetts Subdivision
of Block 9, Livermore, Lot 2,
Lot 7, Bassetts Subdivision of
Block 9, Livermore, E 1/2, Lot
3, Lot 7, Bassetts Subdivision
of Block 9, Livermore, Lot 6,
Block 9, Bassetts Addition,
Livermore.
Larry D. Lynch, Esther I.
Lynch to Robert A. Lynch,
Connie Hansen, Susan Basten,
NE, S 1/2, Sec. 6, Twp. 91,
Rng. 30, Land in NW, SE, Sec.
6, Twp. 91, Rng. 30.
Larry D. Lynch, Esther I.
Lynch to Robert A. Lynch,
NE, N 1/2, Sec. 6, Twp. 91,
Rng. 30.
TRUSTEE’S DEEDS
John N. Dodgen, Trustee,
John N. Dodgen Revocable
Trust to John C.T. Dodgen,
Trustee, John Dodgen Irrevo-
cable Trust, Wanda Dodgen
Irrevocable Trust, Lot 8, Gov-
ernment Lot 1, Sec. 24, Twp.
91, Rng. 29, Lot 9, Govern-
ment Lot 1, Sec. 24, Twp. 91,
Rng. 29, Lot 8, Government
Lot 2, Sec. 24, Twp. 91, Rng.
29, Lot 9, Government Lot 2,
Sec. 24, Twp. 91, Rng. 29.
Mary Jo Hamilton, Trustee,
Helen Jean Thomas Revocable
Trust to Leslie D. Fevold, Land
in NW, NW, Sec. 25, Twp. 91,
Rng. 30.
Mary Jo Hamilton, Trustee,
Helen Jean Thomas Revocable
Trust to Ronald Julius, Rita
Julius, Gary Julius, Luanne
Julian, Land in NW, Sec. 25,
Twp. 91, Rng. 30.
Kay F. McLaughlin, Trust-
ee, Dorothy Iverson Revocable
Property Trust to Mullen Fam-
ily Farms LLC, Land in SW, E
1/2, Sec. 31, Twp. 92, Rng. 30.
Michael R. Niemeyer, Co-
Trustee, Lann L. Niemeyer,
Co-Trustee, to Niemeyer Fam-
ily Trust, Sharon L. Potthast
Revocable Trust, Land in NE,
Sec. 9, Twp. 91, Rng. 30.
Betty L. Vitt, Trustee, Betty
L. Vitt Trust to Mary Vitt Otis,
Mary Otis Vitt, Frederick J.
Vitt, Kathleen A.V. McCarthy,
NE, S 1/2, Sec. 11, Twp. 93,
Rng. 30.
Courthouse
4A
To The Editor:
It was interesting, yet dis-
turbing, to read of the plight
facing the GC-B school board
concerning what to do about
the future of the middle school
in the upcoming 2013-14
school year. As a taxpayer in
our school district, I am also
quite concerned about the fu-
ture of the education aspects,
not only the middle school, but
for our entire student popula-
tion.
This article appeared in
the Nov. 19 issue of the Hum-
boldt Independent newspaper.
The board’s concerns were
many, but basically it centered
around the academic needs
and the social needs of con-
tinuing as they are now doing.
All I can say is that it’s
about time they pay closer at-
tention to both needs. Each
grade level needs a sufficient
number of students so that
there can be academic com-
petition in the classes, and just
as important, so that the social
growth and development can
take place for students to ma-
ture in human relationships. I
was in the school business for
39 years, and I’ll tell you one
thing, students can be cruel
to one another, however, with
larger numbers of students, I
found that out to be a smaller
problem.
If I may regress back to No-
vember, 2010, when our school
board held a public meeting in
our school gym to gain public
input as to what our desires
were concerning the educa-
tional future for our students at
GC-B. The board gave us three
choices, namely, Pocahontas,
West Bend/Mallard, or Hum-
boldt. Of the 75-80 people in
attendance, a major majority
wanted to share with the Hum-
boldt School District.
I was one of those in favor
of going to Humboldt. And,
guess what, the board and
administration lent deaf ears
to our request t o share with
Humboldt, and instead, joined
forces with WB/M. How ludi-
crous! Common sense should
have prevailed! We started
losing numbers of students
through open enrollment,
mostly to Humboldt, which
was an intelligent decision
on the part of those parents. I
have been told by students and
parents of those students now
attending Humboldt that they
are very happy to be a part of
the Humboldt school system.
They have been treated with
great respect by the admin-
istration, teaching staff, and
above all, the Humboldt stu-
dent body has made them feel
as part of them.
Had we gone to Hum-
boldt, as many wanted, then I
don’t believe our school board
would have the problems now
facing them. I’m certain that
had we gone with Humboldt,
that the teacher’s job in the
elementary and middle school
here at GC-B would have been
more secure, there would have
been less open enrollment out
of the school, and maybe we
wouldn’t have some of the
problems that are now facing
us.
From what I have heard, the
Twin Rivers School District is
more than pleased with the
way that the Humboldt School
District officials have treated
them. It’s my guess that the
TR School District is probably
better off now, financially, than
they ever have been in during
the last few years.
According to the news-
paper article on Nov. 19, our
school is nearing the end of a
two-year sharing agreement
with WB/M. If the taxpayers
in the GC-B School District
want to see a change in direc-
tion as to who they want to
share with, starting with the
2013-14 school year, then it
would be important for them
to contact the GC-B school
board members, or the admin-
istration, and let them know
their feelings about the future
for the students in our school
district. If you are looking for
longevity, then you better give
the Humboldt School District
a good long look. The GC-B
board is meeting on Dec. 18,
thus it is important for the
taxpayers of our district to
be heard before that meeting.
This meeting could determine
your child’s educational future
for years to come.
Ell Fredin,
Gilmore City
Letter To The Editor
The Humboldt County Sher-
iff’s Office (HCSO) continues
to investigate a number of traffic
accidents occurring around the
county.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the
HCSO was called to a single-ve-
hicle accident involving injuries,
four miles south of West Bend, on
Birch Avenue, at the intersection
with 100
th
Street. The accident oc-
curred at 1:33 p.m.
According to the report, a
2000 Dodge Neon driven by Dan-
iel R. Eubank, 17, West Bend,
was southbound on Birch Avenue
when he apparently lost control.
The vehicle entered the west
ditch, just north of 100
th
Street,
and rolled two or three times be-
fore coming to rest on the road-
way, south of 100
th
Street, facing
northeast.
Eubank was transported to
the Palo Alto County Hospital in
Emmetsburg by West Bend Am-
bulance for treatment of possible
injuries.
The Dodge Neon was consid-
ered a total loss.
No charges were filed.
A single-vehicle accident was
reported in a private parking lot in
Bode on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:47
a.m.
According to the report, Janine
A. Gronbach, 52, Bode, was back-
ing from a parking space at the St.
Olaf Lutheran Church parking lot,
when her vehicle struck a tree.
There was an estimated $2,500
damage to the rear of Gronbach’s
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
There were no injuries and no
charges were filed.
The HCSO was alerted to a
single-vehicle accident on 205
th
Street at the intersection with
Iowa Avenue, about one-half mile
south of Rutland.
The accident occurred Sunday,
Dec. 2, at 8:10 p.m.
According to the report, a
1997 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV
driven by Clifford Murphy, 30,
Rutland, was doing “donuts” on
the gravel on 205
th
Street, at the
intersection with Iowa Avenue.
The SUV over rotated and came
to rest on the driver’s side.
Murphy was arrested and
charged with operating while
intoxicated, second offense; no
valid driver’s license; and careless
driving.
He was not injured.
There was an estimated $2,000
functional damage to the Chevro-
let SUV.
On Friday Dec. 7, a two-
vehicle accident was reported at
7:43 a.m., at the intersection of 3
rd
Street North and 4
th
Avenue North
in Dakota City.
According to the report, a
1999 Ford F-250 pickup driven by
The Humboldt Police made
three arrests involving alcohol-
related charges during the past
week. Details of the arrests are
contained in the daily report be-
low. The Humboldt Police Depart-
ment investigated one minor traf-
fic accident during the past week.
On Friday, Dec. 7, Amanda
Schaffer and her father, William,
of Humboldt, reported that their
1996 Chrysler Town and Coun-
try van was legally parked in the
school parking lot the previous
day, Thursday, Dec. 6. Amanda
said when she went to leave the
school, around 3:46 p.m., she no-
ticed that the van had been struck
in the rear by another vehicle. She
observed no other vehicles nearby
at that time. There was an esti-
mated $1,000 minor damage to
the Chrysler van.
In other news this past week:
Dec. 3
1:23 p.m.—A property dam-
age accident was reported in front
of Humboldt City Hall.
2:42 p.m.—A hit-and-run
property damage accident was re-
ported in the Hy-Vee parking lot.
3:59 p.m.—A caller in the 800
block of 11
th
Avenue North report-
ed a neighbor yelling and scream-
ing at the caller and her daughter.
Officers arrived on the scene and
quickly calmed the situation.
7:06 p.m.—An erratic semi
driver was reported entering
Humboldt on Highway 169 from
the north. The driver was stopped
and told to watch his driving. Ev-
erything was OK.
Dec. 4
8:52 a.m.—An officer was re-
quested at the Humboldt County
Fairgrounds to keep the peace
during an auction of property.
4:57 p.m.—A Humboldt
woman reported getting harassing
phone calls from family members.
5:06 p.m.—An alarm was re-
ceived from a residence on 15
th
St.
N. Everything was OK.
11:29 p.m.—Police were
called to the 800 block of 11
th
Avenue North to remove a male
subject who wanted to stay at a
residence but refused to pay rent.
Dec. 5
8:12 a.m.—A gray fluffy dog
without a collar was reported run-
ning loose in the 900 block of 6
th
Street North. Animal control was
notified.
1:18 p.m.—A Humboldt fe-
male asked for an officer on site
on 8
th
Street South, while she re-
trieved items from a house where
she had been living.
12:36 p.m.—A caller in the
1000 block of 6
th
Avenue South
expressed concern about the wel-
fare of his 3-year-old child due to
an uncovered and unfenced hole
where a basement is being dug.
The Humboldt city administrator
said he would look into the matter.
11:31 p.m.—A burglary alarm
was received from Dairy Queen.
The alarm company called back to
report it was a false alarm.
11:49 p.m.—The Dairy Queen
district manager called and asked
that the building be cleared. An
officer did so and reported every-
thing was OK.
10:34 p.m.—Suspicious activ-
ity was reported on the trail by
the Joe Reasoner Dam. Police ar-
rested Ryamond D. Barton, Fort
Dodge, and charged him with
public intoxication. He spent the
night in jail and was released.
Dec. 6
1:53 p.m.—An officer was re-
quested at Taft Elementary School
to speak to a student in reference
to an assault.
5:15 p.m.—An ambulance
was dispatched to Gotch Park
Road for a possible heart attack
victim.
8:31 p.m.—An officer was
asked to stand by while a subject
retrieved items from a residence
in the 800 block of 11
th
Avenue
North.
Dec. 7
9:50 a.m.—An ambulance was
paged to 15
th
Street North for a
male subject having a seizure.
3:40 p.m.—A hit-and-run ac-
cident from the previous day was
reported in the Humboldt High
School parking lot.
10:24 p.m.—Police assisted
a male subject locked out of an
apartment.
11:18 p.m.—An unauthor-
ized female was trying to crash
a private party at Rustix. Police
arrested Tonya K. Layne, Hum-
boldt, and charged her with public
intoxication.
Dec. 8
2:13 a.m.—Police made a traf-
fic stop on May Street related to
a report of unruly behavior in the
700 block of 13
th
Street South.
Several officers responded. Da-
vid J. Nielson, 27, Hampton, was
charged with operating a motor
vehicle while intoxicated, second
offense; and disorderly conduct.
1:47 p.m.—Police assistance
was requested at the Crossroads
Cenex car wash. A lady in a ve-
hicle was stuck in the car wash.
Dec. 9
5:30 p.m.—Lifting assistance
was requested for a male subject
on 8
th
Avenue North.
Dec. 10
12:24 p.m.—A reckless driver
was reported in a white Grand
Prix on Elmhurst Avenue.
Humboldt Police arrest three
Man charged after doing donuts near Rutland
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Tony Christensen
HELP ELDERLY PARENTS AVOID FINANCIAL “SCAMS”
Here’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over
the age of 65 has been victimized by a financial scheme, according
to the Investor Protection Trust, a nonprofit organization devoted
to investor education. If your parents are in this age group, should
you be concerned? And can you help them avoid being “scammed”
so that they maintain control over their finances?
The answer to the first question is “yes” — you should be concerned.
Of course, as the numbers above show, most aging Americans are
not being swindled, which suggests they can take care of themselves
quite well. Still, it’s no secret that many fraud schemes target seniors
because of their concentrated wealth and in many cases, trusting
nature. And as much as you’d like to think otherwise, your parents
could be susceptible to rip-off artists.
Fortunately, in regard to the second question above, you can
indeed take steps to help prevent your parents from being fleeced.
Here are a few suggestions:
• Observe their behavior. If you live close to your parents, listen
closely to any new friends, investment deals or sweepstakes they
mention during your normal interactions. If you’re in a different city,
try to stay abreast of your parents’ behavior by communicating with
them frequently and by checking in with other family members or
friends who have occasion to see your parents.
• Urge them to watch out for suspicious e-mails. You’ve probably
seen them — the e-mails offering to “reward” you with huge amounts
of money if you will only contact such-and-such from a distant
country and then put up a “small” sum to initiate some ill-defined
transaction. You probably “spam” these without a moment’s thought
— and you should urge your parents to do the same. Remind them
that any offer that sounds “too good to be true” is, without question,
neither “good” nor “true.”
• Encourage them to further their financial education. Law
enforcement agencies, health care professionals and reputable
financial services providers all offer personal financial management
programs designed specifically for seniors. Look for these types of
programs in your area, encourage your parents to attend — and even
consider going with them.
• Become familiar with their financial situation. Having a serious
discussion with your parents about their finances may not be easy
— but it’s important. The more you know about their investments,
retirement accounts and estate plans, the better prepared you’ll be
to respond helpfully if they mention an action they’re considering
taking that, to you, just doesn’t sound appropriate.
• Suggest professional help. If your parents are already working
with a qualified financial professional, they’re probably less likely to
be victimized by fraud than if they were managing their finances
on their own. And it’s a good idea for you to know their financial
advisor, and for him or her to know you, as you may well be involved
in your parents’ legacy planning. But if your parents don’t already
have a financial advisor, you may want to recommend one to them,
particularly if it’s someone you already know and trust.
It’s entirely possible that your parents won’t need any assistance
in avoiding financial scams. But, just in case, be prepared to act on
the above suggestions. Your intervention could help preserve your
parent’s financial independence.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local
Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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Humboldt, IA 50548
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6A The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
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“Tis the season for lights and presents and fruitcake! Unfor-
tunately the mention of fruitcake brings out jokes and laughter.
This week’s cook column is dedicated to the much-maligned
dessert and hopefully will provide a recipe that may make even
the most skeptical give it a try.
The Middle Ages provide the first mention of “fruitcake.” A
combination of the Latin fructus, and French frui or frug pro-
vides the base for the name. The oldest reference to fruitcake
comes from Roman times and a recipe that included pomegran-
ate seeds, pine nuts and raisins that were mixed into barley
mash. The Middle Ages saw the addition of honey, spices and
preserved fruit. This type of cake was carried by crusaders and
hunters to sustain them during long absences from home.
When dried fruit was imported from the Mediterranean dur-
ing the 1400s fruitcake became popular in Britain. Germany
also had its own version of fruitcake known as “stollen.” Dres-
den Stollen was the result of a contest offered by the Bishop of
Nauruburg in 1329. A bread baked with the finest butter, sugar,
raisins, citron and other special ingredients, the stollen was en-
joyed so much by the Bishop that a quantity of grain was re-
served for the baking of stollen only. Stollens were baked in 30
pound loaves and became such a part of Dresdeners’ lives they
had special utensils that were used only for cutting and serving
it.
By the 1700s throughout Europe fruitcakes were baked at
the end of the nut harvest and kept till the next year. It was
believed that it would bring another successful harvest the fol-
lowing year. The previous year’s fruitcakes were consumed at
the time that the new cakes were prepared. In Germany, the first
and last piece of stollen were set aside and kept to ensure that
the family would be able to afford the bread and would have
enough food the following year.
The 18
th
century saw the outlawing of fruitcake or plum
cakes as they were then known throughout Continental Europe.
The cakes were deemed “sinfully rich” and laws were passed
restricting their use. Between 1837 and 1901, however, fruit-
cake gained back its popularity. It was included in a Victorian
“Tea” to complete the sweet offerings. It is said that Queen Vic-
toria would wait for a year to eat the fruitcake she received on
her birthday to show restraint, moderation and good taste.
In England, unmarried wedding guests would put a slice of
fruitcake (usually the dark cake) under their pillows to bring
dreams of the person that they would marry. (whatscook-
ingamerica.net and dresdenstollen.com).
Dresden Stollen
Cathy Farley,
Wives with Knives
(cooking blog)
1 package (1/4 ounce) active
dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
(110 degrees F.)
1 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup butter, room
temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose
flour or bread flour, divided
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup white raisins
1/2 cup candied fruit (I use
pineapple and cherries)
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
(peel)
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
(peel)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
(almonds, hazelnuts,
walnuts, etc.)
Powdered Sugar Icing (see
recipe below)
In a medium-sized bowl,
soften yeast in 1/4 cup warm
water. Cover with plastic wrap
and ferment approximately
20 minutes until the sponge
(yeast) is very foamy.
In a large bowl, combine
the warm, scalded milk, but-
ter, sugar, salt and cardamom;
let cool to lukewarm. When
cool, mix in 2 cups flour and
beat well. Add yeast (sponge)
mixture and egg, beating well.
Stir in raisins, candied fruit of
your choice, orange zest, lem-
on zest, and nuts. Add enough
additional flour to make a
soft, but not sticky dough. On
a floured surface, knead the
dough until smooth, approxi-
mately 8 to 10 minutes.
Lightly oil a large bowl.
Add dough, turning to coat
entire surface. Let rise until
doubled, approximately 1 to
2 hours (depending on how
warm your room is).
Preheat oven to 375 de-
grees F. Grease a large heavy
baking sheet. Prepare Pow-
dered Sugar Icing.
After the dough has risen,
punch down the dough and
place onto a lightly-floured
surface. Divide the dough into
2 or 3 parts depending on how
large you want your stollens.
NOTE: I cut it into thirds if
I’m giving them as gifts. Cover
and let rest for 10 minutes.
Roll each dough piece into
a 10x6-inch rectangle and fold
in 1/2 lengthwise to within one
(1) inch of the opposite side.
Place dough on prepared bak-
ing sheet, cover, and let rise
until almost doubled in vol-
ume, approximately 1 hour.
After dough has risen, bake
approximately 20 to 30 min-
utes or until golden brown. Re-
move from oven and transfer
to wire rack and cool slightly.
While still warm, spread
the Powdered Sugar Icing over
the top of the stollen. Decorate
with candied fruit and chopped
nuts. Serve warm or at room
temperature.
Stollen can be prepared
up to 1 day ahead. Cool com-
pletely. Wrap stollen in plastic
and store at room temperature.
Makes 2 or 3 loaves stollen.
Powdered Sugar Icing
1 cup powdered
(confectioners’) sugar
2 teaspoons hot water
2 teaspoons butter, room
temperature
In a small bowl, combine
powdered sugar, hot water, and
butter until smooth.
Elsie’s Blue Ribbon
Fruit Cakes
whatscookingamerica.com
3 cups whole candied cherries
2 cups dark raisins
6 cups mixed candied fruits (of
your choice)
6 cups mixed nuts (not salted),
your choice of nuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups firmly-packed brown
sugar
8 eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons ground allspice
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 cups fresh-squeezed orange
juice
Preheat oven to 275 de-
grees F. Generously grease
(using solid vegetable short-
ening) and flour ten (1-pound)
loaf pans. Place a pan of water
on the lowest rack in the oven.
In a large bowl, combine
candied cherries, raisins,
mixed candied fruits, nuts and
2 cups flour; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine
the vegetable oil, brown sugar,
and eggs.
In another large bowl, com-
bine the 4 cups flour, baking
powder, salt, allspice, cinna-
mon, and cloves. Add dry in-
gredients, alternately with or-
ange juice, to the egg mixture,
beating after each addition un-
til well blended. Pour prepared
batter over the candied fruit/
nut mixture, mixing well. Pour
into prepared loaf pans.
Bake the fruitcakes ap-
proximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
Test for doneness by placing
a metal/wooden skewer in
center of cake. If it comes out
clean, cake is done. Be careful
not to over bake. Remove from
oven and let the fruitcakes
completely cool in the bak-
ing pans. Makes 10 (1-pound)
fruitcake loaves.
Regal Fruit Cake Recipe
whatscookingamerica.com
1-1/2 cups candied yellow
pineapple, chopped
1-1/2 cups candied red
cherries, chopped
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup currants
2 cups chopped pecans or
walnuts
1/2 cup white grape juice
1 cup butter or margarine,
room temperature
2 cups firmly-packed light
brown sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon almond extract
Brandy
Grease a 10-inch tube or
Bundt pan; line with wax pa-
per and grease well.
In a large bowl, combine
candied pineapple, candied
cherries, raisins, currants, and
pecans or walnuts. Add grape
juice; stir until well blended.
Let stand 1 hour. Preheat oven
to 275 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream but-
ter or margarine. Gradually
add brown sugar, stirring until
light and fluffy. Add eggs, one
at a time, beating well after
each addition.
In another large bowl, com-
bine flour, baking soda, cinna-
mon, and mace; gradually add
to butter mixture. Add almond
extract and fruit mixture; stir
until well blended. Spoon into
prepared pan.
Bake 3 hours and 20 min-
utes or until a toothpick in-
serted into the cake comes out
clean. Remove from oven and
cool on a wire rack for 30 min-
utes. Remove from pan, peel
paper liner from cake, and cool
completely.
Wrap in brandy-soaked
cheesecloth; store in an air-
tight container for one week.
After one week, store in the re-
frigerator. Makes 1 large fruit-
cake.
Vanilla Wafer Fruit Cake
Dana Thompson, AL;
whatscookingamerica.com
1 pound vanilla wafers
(cookies)
1/2 pound candied red
cherries, cut in half
1/2 pound candied pineapple
slices, cut in small wedges
1 pound walnuts, pecans or
combination of both,
broken in half or coarsely
chopped
1/4 pound raisins (I mix and/or
match using dates, dried
apricots, dark raisins,
whatever I have.)
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated
milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Whole candied red cherries
(garnish)
Candied pineapple wedges
(garnish)
Preheat oven to 325 de-
grees F. In a large bowl, crush
vanilla wafers. Add cherries,
pineapple, nuts, and raisins;
mix well.
In another bowl, beat eggs;
add sugar, evaporated milk,
and salt. Add to fruit mixture
and mix well.
Cake: Pack into a waxed
paper-lined 10-inch tube pan.
Decorate top with reserved
candied whole cherries and
pineapple. Bake approximate-
ly 45 minutes. Remove from
oven and let stand 10 minutes.
Run a sharp knife around edge,
turn cake out of pan, and then
back over again so decorations
are on top.
Cupcakes: Spoon batter
loosely into cupcake pans us-
ing paper or foil liners, which
you have sprayed lightly with
oil spray. Bake in center of
oven for approximately 30
minutes. Remove from oven
and let cool.
Cake and/or cupcakes can
be made ahead and frozen;
taste improves with age. Yields
1 large fruitcake.
White Fruit Cake
Brenda, allrecipes.com
1-1/2 cups candied pineapple
chunks
3 cups golden raisins
1-1/2 cups candied cherries
1 cup dried currants
2 ounces candied orange peel
2 ounces candied citron peel
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups butter
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
8 eggs, separated
4 cups pecans, chopped
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
Chop pineapple, rai-
sins, and cherries. Combine
chopped fruit with currants,
orange peel, and citron; soak
in orange juice overnight.
Preheat oven to 275 de-
grees F (135 degrees C). Place
a small pan of water in the
oven. Line one 5x9 inch loaf
pan and two 3x8 inch loaf pans
with parchment or doubled
waxed paper.
In a large bowl, cream but-
ter and confectioner’s sugar.
Stir in beaten egg yolks. Stir in
fruit, juice, and pecans. Mix in
sifted flour.
In a clean bowl, beat the
egg whites to peaks. Fold into
batter. Fill pans 2/3 full.
Bake for 2 to 2-1 /2 hours
until golden brown, or until
toothpick comes out clean
when inserted.
White Fruit Cake
Mary J. Vit, Favorite Recipes,
Corpus Christi Church
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
7 egg whites
1 pound white raisins
1/2 pound candied citron
1/2 pound candied orange peel
1/2 pound candied lemon peel
3/4 pound candied cherries
3/4 pound candied pineapple
1 pound nutmeats or 2 cups
full
1 cup coconut
Cream butter and sugar
together. Mix 3/4 cup of the
flour with fruit, nuts and coco-
nut. Sift remaining flour with
baking powder and salt, and
add to butter and sugar with
milk alternately. Mix well, and
fold in egg whites, which have
been beaten very stiff. Add va-
nilla and fold in mixed fruit,
nuts and coconut. Grease cake
pans and line with wax paper
and bake at 300 degrees for
1-1/2 hours, or until done. (If
you use disposable aluminum
pans, it is not necessary to line
with wax paper, just grease
and flour.) Makes four loaf
pans, 8 x 4 x 2-1/4 inch in size.
Fruitcake
Rita Hughes, Favorite
Recipes, Corpus Christi
Church
1 pound dates
4 cups pecan meats
4 cups Brazil nuts
4 ounces red candied cherries
4 ounces green candied
cherries
8 ounces candied pineapple
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cut up dates and pineapple,
leave cherries and nuts whole.
Sift flour, baking powder and
salt over fruit and nuts; mix.
Beat eggs, and sugar and va-
nilla. Add to fruit and nuts;
mix. Mix thoroughly using
hands until well coated. Bake
in 4 small greased and floured
bread pans. Bake 1-1/2 hours.
Start at 300 degrees for 15
minutes; turn oven down to
275 degrees. Place pan of hot
water in oven 15 minutes be-
fore done.
Correction:
Sugared Pecans
Monie Joiner (makes a great
Christmas gift)
1 pound pecans
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Beat egg white and water
to froth, add pecans and stir to
coat. In a plastic bag combine
sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add
pecans a little at a time and
shake well to cover with sugar
mixture.
Place pecans on a greased
cookie sheet and bake at 300
(not 350) degrees for about 40
minutes, stirring every 10 min-
utes. Remove from oven and
place pecans on waxed paper
to cool.
Holiday Fruit Cakes
by Judy Konecne
Cook of the Week
TAYLIN RAE
PEDERSEN
Samantha Kiley and Mi-
chael Pedersen, became the
parents of a daughter, born
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at
Iowa Specialty Hospital,
Clarion. She has been named
Taylin Rae and weighed 9
pounds 13.7 ounces. Grand-
parents are Lynn and Kathy
Bendixen of Humboldt and
Gary and Lori Pedersen of
Rolfe.
Births
Games of 500, Pinochle,
and Duplicate Bridge were
played during the month of
November at the Humboldt
Senior Citizen Center with the
following results:
500 first and second place
winners:
Nov. 7: Casey Thul, first
place; Betty Thul, second
place.
Nov. 14: Jim Schuller, first
place; Phyllis Nelson, second
place.
Nov. 18: Lowell Fevold,
first place; Phyllis Fevold, sec-
ond place.
Nov. 21: Casey Thul, first
place; Marian Helvick, second
place.
Nov. 25: Mary Ann Jean-
nette, first place; Selma Eh-
rhardt, second place.
Nov. 28: Ellen Bauer, first
place; Casey Thul, second
place.
Pinochle winners:
Nov. 1: Phyllis Fevold, first
place; Jim Schuller, second
place.
Nov. 5: Jim Schuller, first
place; Marian Helvick, second
place.
Nov. 8: (4 handed) Mary
Ann Jeannette, first place;
Lowell Fevold, second place.
Nov. 8: (3 handed) Jim
Schuller, first place; Wanita
Priebe, second place.
Nov. 12: Lowell Fevold,
first place; Phyllis Fevold, sec-
ond place.
Nov. 15: Mary Ann Jean-
nette, first place; Selma Eh-
rhardt, second place.
Nov. 19: Jim Schuller, first
place; Marian Helvick, second
place.
Nov. 26: (4 handed) Wanita
Priebe, first place; Mary Ann
Jeannette, second place.
Nov. 26: (3 handed) Jim
Schuller, first place; Marian
Helvick, second place.
Nov. 29: Jim Schuller, first
place; Lowell Fevold, second
place.
Duplicate Bridge winners:
Nov. 8: N/S high score
– Ginny Kirkpatrick and Jo
Humphreys. E/W high score
Ruth Odgaard and Betty
Graves.
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Happy 75th Birthday
to our Mom, Grandma &
Great-Grandma, Marlene Stockdale
on Dec. 20th!
During this Christmas season we think about our
blessings, and YOU are the one we are the most
grateful for - for all you've done, the examples
you've set and love you've given us all!
Love, All Forty-Four of Us!
For those who would like to send birthday greetings:
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Happy 14
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 7A
Pictured is one of several small trees decorated by
community members that are on display at the Hum-
boldt Public Library. This tree was decorated by Susan
Witzel. Submitted photo.
By Nikki Ehlers,
Humboldt Public Library
Director
Last January I wrote about
the world’s favorite librar-
ian, Nancy Pearl. I have her
action figure. When a button
is pressed, her index finger
moves up to her lips in the
classic “shh” motion. She is
such an enthusiastic, excited
reader and cheerleader of pub-
lic libraries! She is always
the biggest hit speaker at li-
brary conferences. She even
has written a couple of books
of her own…. not novels, but
books about what to read. She
rarely writes about the best-
sellers of any era. They already
receive their share of attention.
The books that catch Nancy’s
attention are the well-written
ones in any genre that should
have attracted more readers.
When she retired from the
Seattle Public Library, Nancy
went on the road speaking to
library groups and groups of
librarians around the coun-
try. She also was honored by
Amazon with a publishing im-
print of her own: “Nancy Pearl
Presents Book Lust Rediscov-
eries.”
The books are just now
beginning to arrive at our li-
brary. Because I’m such a
Nancy Pearl fan and because
I want you to be able to spot
the books in this group, I’ve
marked them with a Nancy
Pearl Presents sticker at the
top of the book spine. Look for
the following books when you
are in the library:
A Gay and Melancholy
Sound by Merle Miller. The
author is an Iowa boy. Born
in Montour and educated at
the University of Iowa and the
London School of Econom-
ics. Of this book Nancy says
“One of my all-time favorite
novels...Merle Miller has writ-
ten what I think is probably the
purest example of the novel as
autobiography that I’ve ever
read.” If that’s not enough to
make you want to read it, I
can’t imagine what would!
After Life by Rhian Ellis.
This one is a psychological
thriller. My very favorite! It is
about a partly (?) phony psy-
chic and begins with psychic’s
daughter dragging a dead body
down the stairs. Right there,
without even opening it, I’m
hooked.
Fool by Frederick Dillen.
Barnaby Griswold grew up to
become exactly what his father
feared: a “fluffmeister.” After
he makes a slimy, if not illegal
trade in his job as a stockbro-
ker, he loses everything. His
job, wife, daughters and home
are gone. When he learns of
his ex-mother-in-law’s stroke,
he flies in to help care for her
in an effort to redeem himself.
Will he succeed?
Last Night at the Ritz by
Elizabeth Savage. “There is
no knowledge like the bitter
knowledge of old loves.” That
is the first line of the book. The
narrator of the story puts to-
gether a small table of friends
for a birthday celebration at
the Ritz. Somehow, everything
has changed. Even the Ritz!
The Cowboy and the Cos-
sack by Clair Huffaker. A
band of 15 American cowboys
sail to Vladivostok with a herd
of 500 longhorns. A group of
Russian Cossack horsemen/
warriors arrive to escort them
across the Siberian wilderness.
Culture clash? Or, are honor
and courage the same in any
language?
Don’t forget to join us on
Fridays for Music and Mocha
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring
a friend! It’s a good way to
take a break from December’s
hustle and bustle. While you
are here, check out the mini-
Christmas trees decorated by
crafty people from the com-
munity.
Lifelong Humboldt residents, John and Marietta
(Morgan) Berkhimer, celebrate the holiday season this
year with the 60th anniversary of their marriage on
Dec. 26, 1952. The couple was joined in matrimony on
that day by Reverend Robert J. Watson, presiding at
the Congregational United Church of Christ in Hum-
boldt. John and Marietta went on to raise two children,
Michael (Humboldt) and Beth (Edina, MN). Cards and
congratulations may be sent to the anniversary couple
at 1925 220th Street, Humboldt, IA 50548.
Library News
John, Marietta Berkhimer
Anniversaries
The 25
th
anniversary of the Humboldt County Genealogical Society was held re-
cently. Three original charter members in attendance at the annual meeting on Nov.
7, at Vinny’s, included (l to r): Charlotte Marvin, Beulah Adams and Marilyn Hun-
dertmark.
The Humboldt County Ge-
nealogical Society held its an-
nual meeting on Wednesday,
Nov. 7, at Vinny’s BBQ Res-
taurant. There were 19 mem-
bers in attendance. A soup and
sandwich lunch was enjoyed
by all.
Martha Schmidt, Nancy
Kellner and Karen May gave
a review of the last 25 years.
Three charter members were
in attendance, Beulah Adams,
Marilyn Hundertmark, and
Charlotte Marvin. An anniver-
sary cake was then enjoyed by
all.
The next meeting will be
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in the
Humboldt Public Library in
the Springvale Room at 1:30
p.m. Gail Smith will be the
hostess.
Humboldt County Genealogical Society celebrates 25 years
Below is a review of the
last 25 years of the Humboldt
Genealogical Society, present-
ed by Martha Schmidt, Nancy
Kellner and Karen May at the
Nov. 7 meeting of the Hum-
boldt Genealogical Society.
1987: Humboldt County’s
first Genealogical Society
was formed on Jan. 7, 1987
in Humboldt, with a unani-
mous vote of the 19 interested
people present at the Hum-
boldt Public Library. The first
officers elected were to serve
terms of two years each. The
first president was Maxine
Dwyer. Meetings were held at
the Humboldt Public Library
on the first Wednesday of each
month at 9:30 a.m.
Objectives of Humboldt
County Genealogical Society
1. To create and foster an
interest in genealogy.
2. To preserve genealogical
and historical data, particular-
ly of our ancestors and the ear-
ly settlers of Humboldt county
and the surrounding areas.
3. To aid individual mem-
bers in compiling family gene-
alogies.
4. To improve and help
maintain - through contribu-
tions of members and the So-
ciety, the genealogical refer-
ence section of the Humboldt
Public Library, Humboldt. All
publications and genealogi-
cal reference materials com-
ing into the possession of the
Society shall be placed in the
Humboldt Public Library for
the use of members and oth-
See Genealogy, page 10A
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MARY R. DAVIDSON
1925-2012
Funeral services for Mary
Rose Davidson, 87, Humboldt,
were held Saturday, Dec. 8, at
St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Humboldt. Burial was in St.
Mary’s Cemetery. She died
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the
Humboldt County Memorial
Hospital.
The Mason-Lindhart Funer-
al Home of Humboldt was in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Davidson is survived
by her son, Larry Davidson
of Humboldt; daughter, Gail
(Charles) Mullens of Hut-
to, TX; grandchildren, Eric
(Misty) Davidson of Hum-
boldt, Krista (Mike) Steenson
of Eagan, MN, Matt Mullens
of Austin, TX, Greg (Jill) Ol-
son of Naperville, IL, Joel
(Helen) Davidson of Osceola,
Mindy Mullens of Cuero, TX,
and Emily Davidson of Hum-
boldt; and great-grandchil-
dren, Isaac, Kelsey, Taylor,
Brady, Andrew, Kayla, Sophia,
Owen, Autumn, Annika, Jus-
tin, Madison, Clayton, Mor-
gan, and Ethan. She was pre-
ceded in death by her parents;
husband, Norris; brothers, Ed
and Paul; and sisters, Eleanor,
Pearl, and Donna Marie; and
her daughter-in-law, Carol Da-
vidson.
Mary Rose Schue, daugh-
ter of Benjamin and Elexenia
(Schrette) Schue, was born
Nov. 21, 1925, at Grand Forks,
ND, and following the death of
her mother, was raised in the
catholic orphanage there.
On Sept. 30, 1944, she was
united in marriage to Nor-
ris Davidson at Pomona, CA,
while Norris was serving in
the Army. Following his dis-
charge, the couple returned to
Grand Forks where they began
their family. Mr. Davidson’s
job with the Department of
Agriculture took the family to
Marion, in 1960, where Mary
Rose went to work for Collins
Radio. Following their retire-
ment in 1977, they moved
to Humboldt to be closer to
their son, Larry. Norris died
in 1984, and Mary Rose con-
tinued to maintain her home
in Humboldt until becoming
a resident of the Humboldt
Care Center South in August
of 2010.
Mrs. Davidson was a mem-
ber of St. Mary’s Catholic
Church where she had been
active in St. Mary’s Ladies
Society. She enjoyed reading,
knitting, crocheting, and shop-
ping. She especially enjoyed
coffee group with her friends
and her active membership in
Royal Neighbors. Her family
will always remember her as a
very good and loving mother,
grandmother and great-grand-
mother.
JAMES D. DEFOE
1980-2012
A memorial service for
James Dean DeFoe, Jr., 32,
McKinney, TX, formerly of
Renwick, will be held Satur-
day, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m., at
the Church of the Nazarene in
Fort Dodge. Burial will be held
at North Lawn Cemetery. Visi-
tation will be held at 9 a.m.,
until the memorial service, at
the Church of the Nazarene.
He died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012,
in McKinney, TX.
Survivors include two
daughters, Alexis and Kaylee
DeFoe, McKinney, TX; his
parents, Michael and Christina
Baessler of Eagle Grove, and
James D. DeFoe, Sr., Kansas
City, MO; grandparents, Ellen
Defoe and Mardell Abrams;
siblings, Melissa (Thomas)
Christman, Lewisville, TX,
Daniel (Lindsay) Baessler,
Iowa Falls, Christopher
Baessler, Benjamin Baessler,
and Brooke Baessler, all of Ea-
gle Grove; nieces, Ashley and
Emma Christman; and many
other relatives and friends.
James Dean DeFoe, son
of James DeFoe and Chris-
tina Hefley, was born May 13,
1980, in Fort Dodge.
He was raised in Fort Dodge
and Renwick before moving to
Texas.
He married Danielle Cu-
trona on April 19, 2007. The
couple was later divorced.
He moved to McKinney,
TX, and worked for Tom
Thumb Restaurant for 12
years, and then went to work
for Bull Chicks Restaurant as
the Director of Operations.
Memorials may be left to
the discretion of the family.
TOM W. HIMROD
1956-2012
Funeral services for Tom
W. Himrod, 56, Humboldt,
were held Tuesday, Dec. 11,
at Our Saviour’s Lutheran
Church, Humboldt. Burial was
in Union Cemetery, Humboldt.
He died Thursday, Dec. 6,
2012, at the Humboldt County
Memorial Hospital.
The Mason-Lindhart Funer-
al Home in Humboldt was in
charge of arrangements.
Tom is survived by his wife
of 36 years, Sandy of Hum-
boldt; son and daughter-in-
law, Eric and Melody Himrod
of Dakota City; and his grand-
daughter, Hannah Marie Him-
rod of Dakota City. He is also
survived by his brother, Tim
(Kim) Himrod of Havelock;
mother-in-law, Barb Gregory
of Rutland; and his brothers-
in-law, Steve and Tom Greg-
ory, both of Rutland. He was
preceded in death by his par-
ents, and his father-in-law, Jim
Gregory.
Thomas W. Himrod, son of
Merlin and Beulah Fae (Hus-
ton) Himrod, was born April
16, 1956, in Fort Dodge. He
was raised on the family farm
in the Gilmore City and Pio-
neer area and attended school
at Gilmore City. Following his
graduation from Gilmore City
High School in 1974, Tom
began farming with his father
and was employed part-time
by OK Tire in Humboldt.
He was united in marriage
to Sandy Gregory in 1976, and
the couple made their home on
a farm a mile north of Pioneer.
Tom began his trucking career
driving for Wilbur and Kenny
Habben, later buying his own
truck and going into business
for himself. In 1993, he, San-
dy, and Eric moved to the farm
near Humboldt where he con-
tinued farming and trucking
until his death.
As a young man, Tom was
active in the Pioneer Saddle
Club. He took great pride in
his trucking and farming op-
erations and loved riding his
motorcycle. His friends and
family will always remem-
ber Tom’s willingness to help
them at a moment’s notice
especially if their truck broke
down. Above all, Tom loved
and was proud of his family
especially his granddaughter,
Hannah.
In lieu of flowers, Tom’s
family requests memorials be
made to the Humboldt Am-
bulance Department and First
Responders or the Humboldt
Volunteer Fire and Rescue.
ELEANOR M. CHRISTIANSON
1934-2012
Funeral services for El-
eanor Mae Christianson, 78,
Bode, will be held at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 15, at St. Olaf
Lutheran Church. Bode. She
passed away peacefully on Fri-
day, Dec. 7, 2012, in Bloom-
ington, IL, at the home of her
son, Kevin, where she made
her home.
The Carmody-Flynn Wil-
liamsburg Funeral Home,
Ltd. of Bloomington, IL, is in
charge of arrange-
ments with the
Rev. Steve Bliss
officiating.
Eleanor is sur-
vived by her chil-
dren, Joel (Jenny)
Christianson of
Atlanta, GA, Kevin
(Julie) Christian-
son of Bloom-
ington, IL, Kent
(Karen Goldberg)
Christianson of Seattle, WA,
and Amy (Carl) Liebert of
Alamo Springs, CA; 19 grand-
children; four great-grandchil-
dren; son-in-law, Tim Geist
of Arizona; brother, Arnold
(Margie) Cody of Phoenix,
AZ; and sisters, Cora (Dean)
Lufkin of Phoenix, AZ, and
Iva (Ronald) Jurgins of John-
ston. She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband,
James; daughter, Valerie Geist;
granddaughter, Alden Liebert;
and brother, Kenneth Cody.
Eleanor Mae Cody, daugh-
ter of Arthur and Ida (Berk-
land) Cody, was born April 13,
1934, in rural Cylinder. She
was raised and educated in
Cylinder. She earned degrees
from Waldorf College, Iowa
State, and Drake University.
She also attended Illinois State
and Indiana University. Elea-
nor taught school in Twin Riv-
ers, Atlantic, and Ames, and
several cities in Illinois and
Indiana. Her long teaching ca-
reer was frequently interrupted
by her husband’s many career
moves and the needs of her
five children.
She was united in mar-
riage to James Christianson
in February, 1956
at Cylinder, and
to this union five
children were born.
Throughout her
husband’s career
they lived in many
different cities in
the Midwest. Upon
her husband’s re-
tirement they re-
turned to their fam-
ily roots in Bode,
to live among the friends and
family, which they dearly
loved and enjoyed.
Eleanor dearly loved spend-
ing time with family and
friends and traveling with her
husband until his death. Her
greatest pride and joys were
caring for her children, grand-
children, and great-grandchil-
dren. She was an active mem-
ber of the churches in the cities
she lived in, ending at St. Olaf
Lutheran Church.
Memorials can be made to
the Bode Community Club,
Bode, IA 50519 or Interna-
tional Mental Health Research
Organization (IMHRO), P.O.
Box 680, Rutherford, CA
94573, (WWW.IMHRO.ORG
online memorial).
Obituaries
As the winter heating sea-
son approaches, Iowa Attor-
ney General Tom Miller and
a group of Iowa utilities and
utility associations are warn-
ing Iowans about the prospect
of scammers posing as utilities
or government representatives
in order to gain access to per-
sonal information from utility
customers.
This year, utility companies
reported several utility-related
scams that impacted custom-
ers in Iowa.
Last month, MidAmerican
Energy Company reported a
phone scam in the Des Moines
area, when someone who
claimed to represent MidAm-
erican Energy contacted sev-
eral customers and instructed
them to make an immediate
payment to avoid disconnec-
tion. Alliant Energy reported
that the same scam happened
just last week in Cedar Rapids.
This summer, Alliant En-
ergy customers in Marshall-
town and Perry lost several
hundred dollars each when
a caller convinced them that
they owed back payments to
the utility company. Neither
customer owed money, but
they responded to the threat of
being disconnected by paying
instantly through the purchase
of a pre-paid credit card.
Throughout the year, util-
ity customers across the U.S.
reported receiving calls from
scam artists who claimed the
federal government was pro-
viding credits or applying pay-
ments to utility bills and that
customers could qualify by
providing personal informa-
tion, such as bank account in-
formation and Social Security
numbers.
While these scams vary and
can involve any utility pro-
vider, the ways to avoid falling
victim are usually the same. To
help protect customers, Iowa
Attorney General Tom Miller,
in partnership with Alliant
Energy, Black Hills Energy,
MidAmerican Energy, The
Iowa Association of Electric
Cooperatives, the Iowa Asso-
ciation of Municipal Utilities
and the Iowa Utility Associa-
tion are offering important in-
formation to deter scam artists
from obtaining customers’ per-
sonal information.
“Never give financial or
personal information over the
phone or through email unless
you’re the one who initiated
the conversation and you know
who you’re dealing with,” said
Miller. “If someone calls you
out of the blue and demands
Consumers warned about utility scams
immediate payment or re-
quests personal information,
hang up. If something just
doesn’t seem right, trust your
instinct.”
If you have concerns about
a call you’ve received, contact
your utility provider. Your util-
ity can confirm whether it con-
tacted you and can confirm bill
payments, service work or a
service call to any address. Be-
ware that scammers can spoof
caller-ID displays, which
means that they can mask the
call’s true origin and make it
appear as if the call is coming
from a utility company.
(in box next to article)
Tips for consumers:
• Do not provide your So-
cial Security number, credit
card numbers or bank account
information to anyone who re-
quests that information during
an unsolicited phone call or an
unannounced visit.
• If someone calls claim-
ing they represent your local
utility provider and they de-
mand immediate payment or
personal information, hang up
and call the customer service
number on your utility bill. Do
not give in to a high-pressure
caller seeking personal infor-
mation.
• Never allow anyone into
your home for an unannounced
visit to check your electrical
wiring, cable or phone lines,
natural gas pipes, or your
appliances unless you have
scheduled an appointment or
you are aware of a confirmed
problem. Any time a utility
employee arrives at your door,
require the employee to show
proper identification. When in
doubt, confirm the visit with
your utility company.
• Customers should report
attempted scams to local law
enforcement. They also can
notify the Iowa Attorney Gen-
eral’s Consumer Protection
Division by visiting IowaAt-
torneyGeneral.gov or call toll
free at 888-777-4590.
A four-week pistol league, a warm up to the 10-week Two
Rivers League and NRA Bullseye season, starts Wednesday,
Dec. 19, at the Humboldt Rifle and Pistol Club.
Warm up league nights are Dec. 19, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, and
Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.
It’s 60 rounds per night. All scores will be handicapped so
all are on a level playing field. Cost is $20 for the four weeks.
New shooters are welcome and it is open to everyone.
Two Rivers Pistol League will begin the third week of Jan-
uary and go for 10 weeks.
For more information, people can contact Doug Bacon at
(515) 332-1122.
HERBERT W. MOENCH
1928-2012
Funeral services for Herbert
Wilmer Moench, 84, Hum-
boldt, will be held Friday, Dec.
14, at 10:30 a.m., at Zion Lu-
theran Church in Humboldt.
Burial will be in Zion Lu-
theran Cemetery, Humboldt
with full military honors by
the Sathers-Odgard VFW Post
5240 and Adams American
Legion Post 119. Visitation
will be Thursday (today), from
4 to 7 p.m., at Zion
Lutheran Church.
He died Saturday,
Dec. 8, 2012, at the
Humboldt County
Memorial Hospital.
The Mason-
Lindhart Funeral
Home of Humboldt
was in charge of
arrangements with
the Reverend J. K.
Raether and Rever-
end Aaron Flatau officiating.
Herb is survived by his
wife, Shirley; son, Randy
(Connie) Moench of Hum-
boldt; daughters, Julie (Mark)
Riessen of Spencer, and Janet
(Scott) Strachan of Ankeny;
grandchildren, Emmie Mo-
ench, Melanie Moench, Matt
Moench, Aaron Riessen, Mor-
gan Riessen, Jeremy Strachan,
Andy (Hannah) Strachan and
Rebecca Strachan; great-
grandchild, Harper Moench;
brother, Richard (Sandy)
Moench; and sister, Delores
(Dean) Telford. His parents
preceded him in death.
Herbert Moench, son of
William and Bertha (Weiss)
Moench, was born Aug. 4,
1928, in Deer Creek Town-
ship Webster County. On Aug.
19, he was baptized at Trinity
Lutheran Church, Deer Creek.
He was raised on a farm in
Beaver Township, Humboldt
County and attended Beaver
#1 schools through eighth
grade and Humboldt High
School graduating in 1946.
Herb was very active in high
school participating in foot-
ball and drama. He enlisted in
the Army National
Guard in 1948 and
was stationed in
Germany with the
194
th
Field Artil-
lery Battalion from
1950 until 1952.
After be-
ing discharged
from the National
Guard in 1952
with the rank of
Master Sergeant,
Herb was united in marriage to
Shirley Kuehnast. They made
their home on a farm where
Herb lived for over 57 years.
Herb was a member of Zion
Lutheran Church and served in
many positions, which includ-
ed nine years as chairman of
the congregation, served as an
elder for many years and many
other offices. He also served
on the Farmer’s Co-op Eleva-
tor Board for 24 years, many
of those years as chairman. In
his spare time, Herb was an
avid Cyclone fan and for many
years had season tickets for the
football and basketball games.
Herb retired from farming in
his late 70s and entered the
North Care Center in August
of 2011.
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Words cannot adequately express our heartfelt thanks and
appreciation for the sympathy extended to the family of Richard
"Dick" Nielson during our time of sorrow. A special thanks to
Reverend Loren Shellabarger and Walter Reemstima for their
comforting words and prayers. And for the church ladies who
served the lunch. To funeral director Victor Garry and Michael
Schaaf for your services. Also the honorary casket bearers and
casket bearers for your services, to the VFW Post 2451 Algona, to
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10A The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
ers, said materials to be the
property of the Society. Such
reference material will be
catalogued by the appropriate
person of the Society. Refer-
ence materials owned by the
library will be included in the
listing, but indicated as library
property.
The society received its
charter from the Iowa Genea-
logical Society at their first
Annual meeting in October of
1987.
1988: The Society began
publishing quarterly newslet-
ters. Lyle Riedinger prepared
the first issue - a one page edi-
tion in March of 1988. Later
newsletters were printed in
June and October. Anita Hin-
ners and Nathalie Schulze
served as the Newsletter Com-
mittee from January of 1989 to
October of 1994.
1989: The first annual
Genealogical workshop was
held at the Extension Office.
This was a learning and shar-
ing class. About 50 interested
persons registered to attend
and learn how to research their
family history and share their
information with others. Later
on at the annual meeting that
same year, Rev. Russell Dil-
ley of the United Methodist
Church gave a program on his
journey researching genealogy
through the years.
1990: Gene Vinsand dis-
played an 1885 model of
a dress, which was worth
$10,000, at the Humboldt
County Fair Genealogy Show.
The dress originally belonged
to Celia Blaylock, second wife
of Wyatt Earp, and a great-
aunt of Gene’s.
On Labor Day weekend the
Old Settler’s picnic and annual
meeting was held. It was in
Observance of the 100
th
birth-
day of the Log Cabin in Old
Settler’s Park. Several of the
Society members attended a
potluck dinner and were able
to find logs in the cabin with
the name of their ancestors
carved out on them.
1991: Pat Schuster began
her duties as the new presi-
dent of the Humboldt County
Genealogical Society. Her
goal during her term of office
was to purchase and install a
microfilm reader - printer in
the Humboldt Public Library.
A committee consisting of
Ronna Lounsbery, Marilyn
Hundermark, Larry Lerdal and
Jean Hinkle was appointed to
find information on reader -
printer machines and to make
an application for a HRDP
Grant.
1992: After completing
endless forms, Ronna received
the notification that the reader-
printer project was recom-
mended for full funding by
Historic Resources Develop-
ment Program (HRDP). On
July 7, 1993, the society host-
ed an open house to show the
new machine to its members
and to the public.
1993: The first edition of
“Humboldt County - As It
Was” a calendar with pictures
of the early days was prepared
by a committee in the year of
1992. It was on sale by the
members in the fall to be used
in the new year. The yearly
calendar tradition continued
until year 2008. Many people
helped put this unique piece of
art together. It will be a nice
keepsake for families in years
to come.
Another first for the Soci-
ety this year, they decided to
decorate a Christmas tree for
the Christmas Tree Walk at the
Faith United Methodist Church
in Humboldt. They chose the
theme - “Family Tree, Christ-
mas Tree.” It is 2012, and they
are still decorating the tree
each year some 20 years later.
They have used many themes
through the years - military,
political, barns, gloves, an-
gels made from handkerchiefs,
straw dolls and many more.
1994: A fun afternoon was
spent at the Taft House in Au-
gust. The group toured the
house and Shirley Curry ex-
plained the history behind the
house and how the refurbish-
ing has taken place over time.
After a long hot summer,
the Society found themselves
walking the Union Cemetery
north of Livermore. Floyd
Raney, caretaker of the cem-
etery brought his record book
to help with finding informa-
tion on the tombstones. They
ate their sack lunches at Old
Settler’s Park. After making
sure that everything was cor-
rect, Barb Jensen prepared the
final copy, which was sent to
Iowa Genealogical Society in
Des Moines.
This was their first listing
in the “For Sale” items. Over
the last 10 years Nancy Kell-
ner has researched and typed
all three cemeteries around the
Livermore area - Union Cem-
etery, Mount Calvary Catholic
and St. Joseph’s Catholic. She
has copies in the churches,
Humboldt, Livermore and Al-
gona Libraries, caretakers of
each cemetery and others. Her
St. Joseph’s list has gone to a
German library in Wisconsin
and was sent overseas to Ger-
many by friends from St. Joe.
The lists are updated every
three years with new deaths
and other corrections.
1995: Pat Baker presented
the group with one of many
programs on churches in
Humboldt County. Later she
presented the library with a
book about these churches.
She also wrote the history of
the Congregational Church
in Humboldt for their 125
th
anniversary, “We Gather To-
gether.” She gave us a copy of
the book, plus an index for our
library.
In the early years the soci-
ety traveled to Des Moines to
visit the State Genealogical
and Historical Libraries. The
trip began in 1994 and for a
few years it was an annual
event, but as time went by and
people grew older, the inter-
est was less and less. Now it
has been years since they have
gone down as a group on the
co-city bus.
In September the society
and Barb Jensen walked the
Indian Mound Cemetery to
record information, but with
no cooperation from the board
members of the cemetery, they
were unable to put a complete
list in the IGS “For Sale”
items.
1996: An interesting pro-
gram was given by Shadric
Smith on Gravestone Resto-
ration. He has repaired many
stones in the area.
In April Tony Luft, Humboldt
County Chairman of the com-
mittee for celebrating Iowa’s
150
th
birthday spoke to the
society. Many of the members
helped with various projects
for this great celebration. The
group located addresses need-
ed by the centennial commit-
tee in order to complete their
activities early in 1997.
1997: This was a year of
many improvements – the
group repaired seven obituary
scrapbooks and are trying to
accumulate more obituaries
from the 1900s to 1951. They
reorganized their query file,
Gene Vinsand has all the an-
cestor charts indexed and filed
in two books. They were given
the opportunity by the Re-
corder’s Office to receive their
old Chattel Mortgage books,
which otherwise might have
been destroyed. They contain
a wealth of information dating
back to the 1870s. The first 10
years of the Society has come
to a close and was a very suc-
cessful decade.
1998: The Society had
many interesting programs:
Ruby Woodbury talked about
the history of photographs;
O.J. Fargo spoke about the
Civil War; Dan Holste and
Jeannie Raine explained their
high school river project; Ken
Kelling showed slides of his
trip to Germany, and Lorna
Christoferson spoke to the
group about Martin Luther.
Thanks to Jeanette the Christ-
mas tree featured her doll col-
lection. The group traveled to
Des Moines to research family
histories.
1999: They had special
programs given by Doris
McLaughlin about Peter Cart-
wright, Paul Matty on cem-
etery preservation, and Roger
Natte on the music of WW II.
The County Fair theme was
cemetery preservation, and the
Christmas tree featured tomb-
stone photos. The group again
traveled to Des Moines for re-
search.
2000: David Hundertmark
gave an antiques roadshow.
They heard from Beth Swan
about schools of Ireland.
Kathleen Stokken spoke about
Norwegian customs. Gene
Vinsand purchased more mi-
crofilm for the collection, and
the group held a beginning ge-
nealogy workshop.
2001: The group drove to
Manning to view the haus barn
and also to Elk Horn to visit
the Danish Immigrant Muse-
um. They heard about Norway
Township history and Meri-
wether Lewis. William Dean
spoke about cabinet cards
at the annual meeting. The
County Fair booth featured old
barns complete with a model
barn and miniature animals.
2002: Laurie Carlson
spoke about the Rutland
Methodist Church. Jenny Eck
showed how to do research
on the internet. Kay Meinke
talked about old maps and her
grandpa’s lockbox. Galen Ber-
rier presented a program about
the Underground Railroad in
Iowa. Gene ordered census
mortality microfilm. They
traveled to Des Moines in the
summer. IGS President George
Geissler was the speaker at the
annual meeting.
2003: The group heard
from Lincoln Mason about the
history of the funeral home.
Shirley gave an update on her
cemetery project. Kay spoke
about school tests and books.
The joint Library/genie pro-
gram was about Iowa connec-
tions to Nazi Germany. The
County Fair theme was coun-
try schools complete with a
miniature schoolhouse thanks
to Bob Marvin. They made
homemade soap and learned
about Susan Coleman’s web-
site. Cliff Isaacson spoke
about birth order at the annual
meeting.
2004: Marilyn displayed
her apron collection and the
Christmas tree had miniature
aprons as its theme. The group
heard about circuit riders from
Pat and the Schuyler Brown
family and Oakwood Cem-
etery from Laurie and Martha.
The Fair booth featured vin-
tage clothing. Larry Adams of
Boone shared research tips at
the annual meeting.
2005: The group heard
from Jane McClintock about
saving family photos and keep-
sakes, and the history of early
county schools. Jerry Yocum
spoke at the annual meeting
about the Algona POW camp.
County Fair booth featured a
church photo display.
2006: Pat talked to the
group about Humboldt Col-
lege. Laurie spoke about early
area maps and cemeteries. Gail
arranged a “guess the farm-
stead” contest at the County
Fair. The library purchased a
new digital microfilm reader.
Gene helped the Genealogi-
cal Society buy more county
newspaper microfilm. Lettie
Hurlbut of Algona was the
speaker at the annual meeting.
2007: Gail, Marilyn and
Charlotte helped Kossuth
County organize a genealogy
society. The Humboldt County
Genealogical Society learned
about marble collecting from
Cindy Asche of Eagle Grove.
The group traveled to Clarion
to visit their museum. The fair
booth had a school theme with
many photos on display. At the
annual meeting, Grace Hertz
presented the members an
Iowa Genealogy Society out-
standing group award for be-
ing a very active group. Gene
and Shirley had a wonderful
photo display for the 20
th
an-
niversary.
2008: The Genealogical
Society was named Outstand-
ing Chapter by the Iowa St ate
Genealogical Society. A fun
and informative bus tour was
taken to tour some of the Barn
Quilts in Humboldt County.
2009: No calendar was
printed this year - too time
consuming and too expensive
an
undertaking with declining in-
terest.
2010: Beulah Adams,
charter member, observed her
100th birthday. Gail Smith
spearheaded the Humboldt
High School Alumni book.
Carolyn Logan resigns as
newsletter editor and Karen
May took her place. Donations
were made to the IGA roof
project and the Gotch Memo-
rial. Last appearance at the
Humboldt Co. Fair.
2011: Spirit Award given
to the group. They received
a special letter of recognition
from
Senator Grassley. After several
years with members rotating
as president, Martha Schmidt
will serve as moderator and
Gail Smith as Secretary.
2012: Over 500 black and
white farm photos, donated
by the Humboldt Co. Asses-
sor, were organized and put
in books by Marilyn Hunder-
tmark and Charlotte Marvin.
The lost music of the Hum-
boldt Municipal Band, direct-
ed by Harry Strong, was found
when the Jr. High building was
vacated. Pat Baker gave sever-
al talks to local organizations
on this.
These items bring us up to
date - the past and the pres-
ent. And now we consider the
future. The group is small in
numbers- with an average of
10 to 12 members attending
monthly meetings and work-
shops. Member’s ages aver-
age over 78 years, but they are
diligent in continuing to clip
obituaries, amass cemetery re-
cords, answer queries and re-
ceive contributions for books
and materials.
Congratulations to each
and every member for giving
of their time and efforts in the
past. Everyone looks forward
to serving the public and the
community as best they can in
these golden years!
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 11A
McKnight’s Point, one
of the first stagecoach stops
in Humboldt County, is now
marked with a seven foot wide
by four foot high engraved
rock thanks to the efforts of
some local residents.
McKnight’s Point is lo-
cated at the intersection with
Highway 15 and County Road
C-20 about three miles west of
Ottosen.
“Several of us old timers
started talking about getting
something done to mark where
McKnight’s Point was because
it’s part of our history. It was a
stagecoach stop between Fort
Dodge and Emmetsburg,” Cle-
tis Hundertmark, one of the or-
ganizers said. “That was four
years ago that we started talk-
ing about it. Now several of
those guys have passed on. We
needed to get something there
before all of us were gone.”
Hundertmark asked local
historian Laurie Carlson to
help with research and finding
options for placement of the
rock. They found Humboldt
County Conservation owned
about two acres of land on
the northwest corner of the
intersection of Highway 15
and County Road C-20. The
Conservation Board approved
the placement of a permanent
marker at the site. The rock
sits just back from the Iowa
Department of Transportation
right of way.
The appropriate rock was
found at the Roy McCullough
farm west of Humboldt. Alan
Brandhoij of Bradgate moved
the three-ton rock to McK-
night’s Point this past spring.
It was engraved over the sum-
mer with the year “1854” and
“McKnight’s Point.”
Assisting with the place-
ment of the rock and landscap-
ing around it were Laurie Carl-
son, Cletis Hundertmark, Alan
Brandhoij, Paul Hundertmark,
Blaine Thompson and Tom
Bennett. All of the landscape
rock used around the larger
rock came from area fields
(the farmers in the group say
the fields grow a lot of those
rocks!).
Hundertmark tells the story
about his grandfather, Henry
Hundertmark, who had home-
steaded land east of McK-
night’s Point. One night at
about 2 a.m., Henry had a visit
from Jesse James who wanted
to trade three horses for three
fresh ones.
“My granddad had a lot of
horses. There were 45 colts
born one spring. Jesse was
heading to the Spirit Lake area.
That same night, six members
of Jesse’s gang stopped east
of Livermore to trade horses.
They always split up when
they traveled,” Hundertmark
said.
It was a busy road and the
main route for people to get to
the Spirit Lake area. A military
road went through the area as
well.
Edward McKnight came
west from Pennsylvania and
built a cabin in Section 7 of
Wacousta Township to trade
with Indians in 1854. His cab-
in, which stood for 100 years,
was about a mile south of what
became known as McKnight’s
Point. A small town devel-
oped around the stagecoach
stop area at McKnight’s Point,
which later included a Post Of-
fice, school, church and even a
hotel.
Here is an excerpt from the
1941 Ottosen Boomer year-
book.
“The year was 1854. One
Edward McKnight, trapper,
fur trader and hunter, had
decided his winter sojourn in
the northwest corner of Hum-
boldt County would be made
more pleasant if he were to
built a cabin accessible to
trap lines. He selected a site
about two miles south of the
north boundary of the county,
the woods along the east bank
of the Des Moines River. To
Edward McKnight, this area
was beneficient because of the
game, which abounded in the
woods and the river. Had he
known that he would soon be
forced to abandon his habi-
tat to people whose economic
interest lay in the level grass-
lands which stretched east-
ward from the line of timber,
he likely would not have spent
so much time in building the
cabin.”
Although the area was
named for Edward McKnight,
Mr. McKnight was forced
from his cabin in 1855 so he
went to Section 6 of Dakota
Township and established the
town site of Dakota City. In
1857, he was able to select the
site for the courthouse in Da-
kota City where it still stands.
He was also instrumental in
building the first dam and mill
in Dakota City. Legend has it
that McKnight couldn’t get
along with Humboldt founder,
Stephen Taft, so he moved on
to southern Iowa.
By 1893, there was no
longer a Post Office at McK-
night’s Point. But the corner
has remained known as McK-
night’s Point and for many
years there was a gas station
at that corner. The gas station
was torn down when Highway
15 was paved.
“McKnight’s Point was a
significant place. We’re just
glad a little history of Hum-
boldt County will be preserved
for many years to come,” Hun-
dertmark said.
McKnight’s Point in northwest Humboldt County will now be marked with a
permanent rock marker thanks to the efforts of interested local citizens. The former
stagecoach stop between Fort Dodge and Emmetsburg is located at the intersection
of Highway 15 and County Road C-20 three miles west of Ottosen. Pictured with
the engraved rock from left to right are: Laurie Carlson, Cletis Hundertmark, Alan
Brandhoij, Paul Hundertmark and Blaine Thompson. Humboldt Independent pho-
to.
Several Humboldt County residents mark stagecoach stop
By Kent Thompson
Injured and disoriented
victims, hysterical relatives, a
steady stream of Sumner Ave-
nue traffic and locating people
in a dark and smoky room, it
was all par for the course and
just a sampling of what emer-
gency responders would face
during an actual disaster.
The exercise last Saturday
night in downtown Humboldt
may have been pretend, but
don’t tell that to Ron Vought
and his group of Community
Emergency Response Team
(CERT) volunteers from Hum-
boldt and Webster counties.
A drill to them means treat-
ing the training exercise as an
actual emergency with impor-
tant, potentially life-saving
procedures and protocols that
need to be followed.
The mock disaster which
took place shortly after 5:30
p.m. Saturday, was a simulated
natural gas explosion inside
the abandoned Finch buildings
at 611/613 Sumner Ave.
CERT team volunteers
provided traffic and crowd
control, search and rescue
operations, identification and
basic triage of emergency di-
saster victims and assistance
to emergency personnel.
While some disaster exer-
cise trainings involve a mul-
titude of emergency depart-
ments and first responders, this
training was just for the CERT
volunteers and was meant to
simulate, as close as possible,
what responding to an actual
disaster might be like.
“The CERT team will assist
county and city professional
first responders to incorporate
their skills and training when
activated and where needed in
the times of disasters.
“The team does not replace
first responders, but supports
them, in order that the first re-
sponders can meet the critical
needs and demands of a large-
scale disaster,” said Vought,
Webster and Humboldt Coun-
ty CERT training coordinator.
A total of 22 CERT person-
nel and 17 volunteer actors
participated in the exercise.
“The exercise exceeded
my expectations when all of
the victims were extricated,
triaged and treated ahead of
schedule,” Vought said.
The exercise was slated for
90 minutes, but was completed
in just over an hour’s time.
It wasn’t an easy job. Not
only did CERT team members
have to find injured and unhap-
py victims, they had to fend off
actors playing distraught rela-
tives and intrusive members of
the news media.
One of them was Judy
Konecne of Humboldt.
“I will emote,” Konecne
said before the exercise. “I can
change emotions very quickly.
If I knew someone that was in
there (the building) I would
be trying to get in however I
could,” she said.
She followed through on
her promise, with several
failed attempts to storm the
building and gain access.
“I was extremely pleased
with how well the teams, many
of whom have never worked
together before, all responded
to the incident following the
training,” Vought said.
“CERT rescuers found
ways to improvise to deal with
issues or problems encoun-
tered. Certain problems such
as locating a missing pet in the
building (a stuffed toy dog in
this case,) were unplanned and
intentionally injected into the
exercise to give the trainees’
the ability to adjust and cope
with unforeseen circumstanc-
es” just as they would have to
in an actual emergency, Vought
said.
“The CERT team mem-
bers worked very hard train-
ing this past week, and this
mock disaster drill is a way
to demonstrate the skills they
have learned in the field,” said
Humboldt County Emergency
Management Director Pat Col-
well, who served only as an
observer in this particular ex-
ercise.
He said the CERT team
has participated in several
mock disaster drills during the
past couple of years, includ-
ing a search and rescue of girl
scouts stricken with food poi-
soning along a trail in Dolliver
State Park; a simulated anhy-
drous ammonia leak at Ligu-
ria Foods in Humboldt; and
a walkaway of an Alzheimer
patient from a nursing home in
Dayton.
“The training is very prac-
tical and helps us stay sharp
and prepared in the event of
an actual emergency or disas-
ter where we are deployed,”
Humboldt County CERT team
member Sandi Lee of Dakota
City, said.
Vought said one of the big-
gest concerns entering the ex-
ercise was communications,
however after an action review
of the Saturday exercise, plans
are in place to rectify any com-
munications gaps.
Vought said the key for
the new CERT volunteers is
to not only utilize their ac-
quired skills, such as safe util-
ity shutoff, emergency search
and rescue, triage and basic
emergency medical treatment,
but to also be able to think on
their feet and react in a stress-
ful situation.
“Using their training and
creativity from the team, train-
ees are able to improvise and
deal with the disaster at hand,
providing the greatest good for
the greatest number of peo-
ple,” Vought said.
Sean Rongved of Fort Dodge, an injured victim in
Saturday’s mock disaster in downtown Humboldt, is
transported to the triage center by Community Emer-
gency Response Team volunteers. Humboldt Indepen-
dent photo.
Many volunteer actors and citizens lent their talents to service as victims and fam-
ily members at the CERT training exercise Dec. 8. Humboldt Independent photo.
Melisa Leadley (right) of Fort Dodge, is restrained
from entering the building at 611 Sumner Ave., during
a mock gas explosion with many people injured last Sat-
urday in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.
A CERT team member checks the health status of
victim Tanner Burkle of Fort Dodge during Saturday’s
exercise. Humboldt Independent photo.
Mock disaster tests volunteers’ training
Nicholas D. Wilson, 32, Dakota
City, was northbound on 3
rd
Street
North.
A 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup
driven by Leland D. Paterson, 66,
Dakota City, approached from
the east, traveling west, and ap-
parently failed to stop at the stop
sign on 4
th
Avenue North, striking
the Wilson vehicle on the left rear
wheel area.
The Wilson vehicle spun
around in the street, coming to rest
on 3
rd
Street North, facing south.
There was an estimated $3,000
damage to Wilson’s pickup and an
estimated $3,000 damage to Pat-
erson’s pickup.
Neither driver was injured. Pa-
terson was charged with failure to
yield at a stop sign.
In other news this past week:
Dec. 3
7:43 p.m.—Received more
than one report of a hitchhiker
in the roadway on Highway 169,
south of St. Joe. The subject was
described as a white male wearing
a plaid long-sleeved shirt and a
hat. A deputy was unable to locate
the subject.
8:40 p.m.—The same subject
was later reported in the 1400
block of Highway 169. A deputy
questioned the man, who said he
was trying to get to Clarion. The
HCSO took the man to Highway
3 and Buchanan Avenue, rural
Wright County, west of Clarion.
9:51 p.m.—Received a report
of a barking dog on 1
st
Avenue
North in Dakota City. The dog
was not barking when a deputy ar-
rived.
No time given—A juvenile al-
cohol investigation was conduct-
ed.
Dec. 4
2:48 a.m.—Received a report
of a car in the ditch on County
K Road, one-half mile north of
150
th
Street. The car was able to
be driven out of the ditch. The
vehicle was registered to Ryan G.
Hansen, Algona.
3:08 p.m.—Tina M. Banwart,
Ottosen, reported fraudulent use
of her credit card.
5:28 p.m.—Lucas Farris, Ven-
tura, reported being punched in
the face by two men and hav-
ing multiple pieces of electronic
equipment taken from his vehicle
at 2233 190
th
St. The HCSO is
conducting an investigation.
Dec. 5
4:46 a.m.—Received a report
of cattle out in the 2600 block of
Penn Avenue. The cattle were se-
cured and put in a pen.
5:35 p.m.—Received a report
of a deer injured in the road be-
tween mile marker 170 and 171
on Highway 169. The HCSO is-
sued a deer tag to a local hunter.
HCSO from 5A
7 South 23rd Street
Fort Dodge
515.955.2431
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Section B Thursday, December 13, 2012 Thursda
See HHS wrestling, 4B
Wildcat
wrestlers
11-0 in duals
By Phil Monson
Finally, a fast start for the
Humboldt boys’ basketball
team.
The Wildcats scored in dou-
ble digits from the get-go and
never looked back in rolling
up a 74-39 victory over Eagle
Grove last Friday night (Dec. 7)
in a North Central Conference
game in the Humboldt gym.
The win not only lifted Hum-
boldt’s overall season record
at 2-2, 1-2 in the NCC, but
it showed parts of what head
coach Daryl Short expects to
see on a regular basis as the next
two months unfold.
Bryan Larson scored 17
points and Michael Orness
added 14 to lead Humboldt,
which opened with a 17-11 first
quarter lead. HHS proceeded
to outscore the Eagles 20-5 in
the second quarter for a 37-16
halftime lead, which expanded
to 56-30 after three quarters.
“It was good to have a game
where we started off well.
We’ve been scoring in single
digits in the first quarter in
our first three games up until
tonight. We wanted a lot more
than that going in tonight and
we ended up with 17,” Short
said. “That was a good start and
I think that everything else went
well for us. It was important for
us to get off to a good start.”
Short was also pleased with
his team’s inside game, which
wasn’t prevalent in the first
three games.
“We had a much better night
on offense. We had been strug-
Fast start powers HHS boys, 74-39
Humboldt hosts
C-G Friday
Humboldt’s Don Smith takes a one-handed baseline shot against Eagle Grove’s Jake Wilde in Humboldt’s
74-39 victory in the Humboldt gym last Friday night. Independent photo by Phil Monson. Visit the Indepen-
dent online to view or purchase photos or view late night updates scores at www.humboldtnews.com.
HHS breaks win column in NCC
Erica Lane scored 16 points to lead nine Hum-
boldt players in the scoring column as the Wildcats
upended Eagle Grove, 55-37 in a North Central
Conference girls’ basketball game in the Humboldt
gym.
The triumph improved the Wildcats’ season
record to 2-3 overall, 1-3 in the NCC. Beth Mork
paced the Eagles with 11 points.
Humboldt opened with a 14-5 first quarter lead
and never trailed the rest of the way as they were
able to withstand a couple of brief rallies the Eagles
tried to manufacture in the second and third quar-
ters.
Humboldt got contributions from several players,
including point guard Maddie Thomas with eight.
April Jones, Lauren Friesth and Kinzie Wright each
had seven.
“As a team I thought we got good contributions
from a lot of different people. Maddie did a nice job
trying to push the pace, especially in the second half
choosing where to push the pace and when not to.
She did a nice job of creating easy buckets for her
teammates,” HHS head coach Rodd Mooney said.
“I thought we did a good job on the boards. Erica
did a nice job inside. In the first half it seemed like
they were getting some runouts on us. When we
started playing good half court defense, we shut
that down. It made the game easier for us,” Mooney
said.
“Bottom line is in the second half we made some
shots. It’s been a couple of games since I felt like we
were actually getting some good looks and some of
our shots to fall,” Mooney said. “Once we started
getting some easy buckets, than other ones started
falling.”
Leading 19-15 at halftime, HHS went on a 14-5
run over the first six minutes of the second half to
push their lead back to double digits. A steal and
layup by Thomas and Maggy Duffield’s inside
bucket gave HHS a 39-25 lead entering the final
quarter.
In the final period, back-to-back baskets by Kar-
lee Peyton, followed by a 3-point basket by Wright,
gave Humboldt a 46-27 lead with 6:00 left in the
game.
Bears 33, Wildcats 27
Algona Bishop Garrigan pulled ahead in the
second quarter and led the rest of the way en route
to a 33-27 conference win over Humboldt on Dec.
4 in Algona.
The Wildcats were led in scoring by Erica Lane
with 10 points. Lauren Friesth made nine. Garrigan
was led by Nicole Behr with 14, including four
3-pointers.
Humboldt shot a dismal 21 percent from the field
Wildcat girls top Eagle Grove, 55-37
Humboldt’s Maddie Thomas drives past an Eagle Grove defender for a layup capping a
fastbreak for the Wildcats in their 55-37 triumph over the Eagles in conference basketball
in Humboldt last week (Dec. 7). Humboldt plays host to Clarion-Goldfield on Friday, Dec.
14. Humboldt Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Humboldt’s wrestlers went 5-0 to win
the Ogden Duals title last Saturday (Dec.
8).
The sweep also kept Humboldt’s un-
beaten record perfect at 11-0 this season.
The Wildcats whipped Carroll (57-12),
Gilbert (60-15), Greene County (39-30),
North Butler (60-18) and Ogden (57-
12).
No. 3 ranked Wildcat junior Reed Dreyer
remained unbeaten by going 5-0 at 195
pounds. Dreyer is now 15-0 on the season
with 12 pins and three forfeits.
Colton Schnetzer is 15-0 on the season
while Adam Mickelson is 12-3 with seven
pins. Nikko Wheeler is 13-1 overall and
Dylan Hendricks 13-2. Senior Tyler Rutz
is 14-1.
Wildcat head coach Chad Beaman
summed up his team’s 10-0 week of duals.
“The kids had a good week. We started
Tuesday beating a pretty good South Cen-
tral Cahoun team then beat two conference
contenders on the same night,” Beaman
said. “Those were pretty big wins.”
“Our kids were a little worn out at the
end of the week and it showed on Saturday.
But overall, a good week,” Beaman said.
“We still have to get our lineup figured out.
We will more than likely continue to make
a few changes before the break.”
Wildcats crush 3
non-conference foes
A trio of easy non-conference victories
powered the Humboldt wrestlers in a quad
at Lake City on Dec. 4.
The Wildcats whipped East Sac County
84-0, South Central Calhoun 51-24 and
Ridge View 66-9.
Humboldt mostly pinned its way through
the competition. Adam Mickelson recorded
a 13-second pin against East Sac and Zane
Russell posted a 19-second fall against
Ridge View.
“I thought our kids looked pretty good
tonight. We beat two pretty good teams,”
HHS goes 5-0 to win
Ogden dual tournament
Humboldt took a big step toward North
Central Conference supremacy by sweeping
Clarion-Goldfield and Algona in double dual
action at Clarion on Dec. 6.
The Wildcats defeated host Clarion-Gold-
field 39-32 and took down Algona 39-28.
One of the highlights on the night was
Humboldt’s Reed Dreyer, a No. 3 ranked ju-
nior at 195 pounds who moved up to 220 and
pinned C-G’s No. 1 ranked Mitch Gambrill
in 1:21.
In other bouts with the Cowboys, the
Wildcats’ Kylie Zender picked up a win by
fall. Austen Gargano won a decision at 126
and Tyler Rutz won by fall at 152. Colton
Schnetzer, Adam Mickelson and Nikko
Wildcats top Algona, C-G
in key NCC double dual
Wheeler all earned wins, along with junior
Dylan Hendricks at 285.
Against Algona, Levi Sawyer and Zender
won matches in the lower weights while
Humboldt took six of the seven upper weight
matches. Earning firs t period pins for HHS
was (Sawyer, 24 seconds), Dreyer (0:54),
Cordes Olthoff (1:10) and Dylan Hendricks
(48 seconds at 285). Results inside on page
4B.
Humboldt’s No. 3 ranked 195-pounder
Reed Dreyer (top right) pins his oppo-
nent in the Humboldt Invitational earlier
this month. The Wildcats return home
Thursday, Dec. 13, to host Hampton-
Dumont.Humboldt Independent photo.
Northeast Hamilton capped a fourth quarter
rally with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the
Trojans past Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne, 41-39
last Saturday night (Dec. 8) in the Corwith
gym.
The Trojans went on a 3-point shooting
deluge and outscored the Panthers 22-11 in
the final period after CWL held a 28-19 lead
after three quarters of play.
Megen Studer scored 1 points to power
CWL, which fell to 1-5 overall on the season
with the non-conference loss.
“They caught fire and started making
3-pointers and outscored us in the end,” CWL
head coach Kevin McPeak said. “It was a
hard-fought game. The girls played their hearts
out. We were a little tired from playing Friday
night. Those were the key factors in the game.”
Sadie Poldervaart pulled down 14 rebounds
NEH rallies
past CWL
girls, 41-39
Pedersen honored
at Central College
Former Humboldt High School volleyball
standout Ashley Pedersen recently closed out
her career on the Central College volleyball
team.
Pedersen, a senior middle hitter, received
the Mart and Elva Mae Heerema Achievement
Award. Pedersen was a team co-captain and
lettered on varsity three years.
She finished the 2012 season by playing in
28 matches totaling 175 kills (1.82/set), .230
attack percentage, 61 digs (.64/set), 51 blocks
(.53/set), 1 assist and 27 ace serves.
Central was 9-20 overall and finished sixth
in the Iowa Conference with a 2-5 match re-
cord. They will return 11 lettermen in 2013.
Ashley is the daughter of Rick and Jodie Ped-
ersen of rural Humboldt.
See CWL girls, 3B
See Humboldt girls, 4B
See Humboldt boys, 3B
2B The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
The West Bend-Mallard/
Gilmore City-Bradgate girls
evened their season record
at 3-3 with a 38-26 non-con-
ference victory at Southeast
Webster-Grand Monday night
in Burnside.
Kayla Banwart led all scor-
ers with 12 points while Cassie
Gearhart had nine. Kenzie
Grimm was next with eight,
followed by Sarah Mader with
four, Courtney Bargman with
three and Ashley Schmidt with
two.
H-LP 42, Wolverines 29
Harris-Lake Park doubled up
on West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore
City-Bradgate in the second
half en route to a 42-29 Corn
Belt Conference win over the
Wolverines on Dec. 4 at Lake
Park.
The conference lost moved
WBM/GCB’s record to 2-3
overall, 1-2 in league play.
Sarah Mader scored nine points
and Courtney Bargmann had
seven to lead the Wolverines,
who shot a dismal 20 percent
from the field.
“We started out with a really
cold shooting night. We were
three of 30 in the first half
shooting. We had been shoot-
ing 40 percent going in, which
isn’t great, but we couldn’t
hit nothing tonight to start off
with,” Wolverine coach Eugene
Ruppert said.
Jordan Buhs scored 20 points
and Jason Zinnel added 16 to
lead the West Bend-Mallard/
GC-B boys basketball team
past Southeast Webster-Grand,
59-31 Monday night in non-
conference play at Burnside.
The victory improved the
Wolverines’ season record to
3-2 overall.
Others who scored for the
Wolverines include Cole Ban-
wart with 11, Nathan Grimm
with six, Kurt Banwart with
four and Brady jenson with two.
Curt Castenson led SWG
with 16 points. The Wolverines
led 10-5 in the opening quarter
and held leads of 35-15 at
halftime and 41-24 after three
quarters.
The Wolverines return to ac-
tion on Friday night at Corwith
against CWL. They will host
Pocahontas Area on Monday,
Dec. 17. They visit North Union
on Dec. 21 in their final game
before the Christmas break.
Wolverine
girls top
SWG, 38-26
Courtney Bargmann of WBM/GCB (right) guards an op-
posing ball handler in a recent Wolverine home game in West
Bend. The Wolverines visit CWL this weekend. Humboldt
Independent photo.
“I thought we played a good
floor game. We just didn’t put
the ball in the hoop,” Ruppert
said. “We got down by 10 to
12 points but we got within five
in the third quarter. We missed
a layup that could have put us
within three points.”
“They have a big girl inside
who played well and we could
never get our shooting un-
tracked,” Ruppert said. “If we
can shoot the ball well, we can
play pretty well.”
The Wolverines visit CWL
on Dec. 14 and host Pocahontas
Area on Dec. 17. They round
out their pre-Christmas sched-
ule at North Union on Dec. 21.
Quarter Scoring
WBMGCB 3 7 9 10 ........29
H-LP 7 14 5 16 ........42
WB FG FT F TP
Sarah Mader 4-7 1-4 0 9
Portlind Schmidt 1-3 0-0 0 2
Kayla Banwart 2-9 0-2 3 4
Kenzie Grimm 0-13 1-2 5 1
Cassie Gearhart 0-2 3-4 3 3
Courtney Bargmann 3-14 0-0 1 7
Ashley Schmidt 1-5 0-0 1 3
Totals .............. 11-53 5-12 13 29
3-pt goals: 2-12 (A.Schmidt 1-1, Barg-
mann 1-3, Banwart 0-2). Rebounds:
21 (Banwart 8, Bargmann 5, A.Schmidt
3, Grimm 3, Gearhart 2). Assists:
A.Schmidt 3, Banwart 3, Grimm 2,
Bargmann 1. Blocks: Gearhart 1.
Steals: Banwart 1, Grimm 1, Gearhart
1, A.Schmidt 1.
Wolverine boys in 59-31 triumph
Jason Zinnel (left) of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-
Bradgate prepares to make a move toward the basket against
a Clay Central-Everly opponent in recent basketball action
in West Bend. The Wolverines visit CWL Friday, Dec. 14.
Humboldt Independent photo.
Buhs, Zinnel lead
WBM/GCB in
non-league win
Harmon Atwood (top) of the WBM/GCB wrestling
team tries to escape the grasp of his opponent during their
113-pound match in the Manson-NW tournament earlier
this month. Atwood and teammate Dan Eubank are slated
to compete in the West Hancock tournament in Britt on
Saturday, Dec. 15. Humboldt Independent photo.
Northeast Hamilton had the
answer against the short-hand-
ed Panther boys’ basketball
team in a 39-27 NEH victory
over CWL on Dec. 8 in Corwith
in non-conference play.
CWL, 1-5 overall on the
season, was paced by Esden
Carroll with 12 points.
NEH, 3-2, was paced by
Noah Ronnfeldt’s 14 points.
Trevor Klaver had nine.
“We held Josh Hilbert out
because of his sprained ankle
from the night before,” CWL
coach Mel Haler said. “We
didn’t want to risk it. We need
for him to heal and come back
strong.”
“We have some key games
coming up in these new few
weeks so it’s important for us to
play well and try and get some
wins going into the Christmas
break,” Haler said. “We’ve had
a lot of sickness lately. If we
can get everybody back healthy,
we should be able to do a lot of
good things.”
H-LP 66, Panthers 34
Area power Harris-Lake Park
turned back CWL by a 66-34
count on Dec. 7 in the Corwith
gym in conference action.
Esden Carroll’s 13 points
led the Panther scoring. Derek
Studer and Josh Hilbert each
had eight. The Panthers were
never able to recover from an
early, 20-7 first quarter deficit.
“Josh Hilbert went down
with a sprained ankle in the first
Panther boys fall to Trojans, 39-27
half and so the other kids had
to step up and they did,” coach
Haler said. “The other guys
played hard to the best of their
abilities. We just got beat by a
better ballclub tonight.””
Panthers 44, Mavericks 21
A 14-2 second quarter run
help spur the Panthers past
Clay Central-Everly, 44-21 in
conference action at Royal on
Dec. 4.
Esden Carroll scored 13
points to lead CWL. The Pan-
thers collected 17 steals and
5 rebounds in putting forth a
stellar defensive effort. Josh
Hilbert led the rebounding with
14 while Jared Haler had 13.
The win was CWL’s first of
the year after an 0-3 start.
“I feel good. The kids feel
a little better finally getting a
win. They have put in a lot of
work lately and it’s nice to have
something to show for your ef-
forts,” coach Haler said.
“We pressed them a little bit
early on and that helped us get
a jump start. We made some
easier shots. We started off kind
of slow in the first and third pe-
riods. We have to correct that,”
coach Haler said.
CWL will play host to West
Bend-Mallard/GCB on Friday,
Dec. 14. The Panthers host
Spirit Lake on Dec. 15. They
host CAL on Dec. 15 in their
final game before the Christmas
break.
Quarter Scoring
CWL 6 14 8 16 ........44
CCE 7 2 7 5 ........21
CWL FG FT F TP
Esden Carroll 5-13 3-6 3 13
Grant Carroll 1-5 0-0 1 3
Sam Ludwig 0-0 0-0 1 0
Derek Studer 3-12 2-3 1 8
John Genrich 0-2 0-0 0 0
Josh Hilbert 3-15 2-5 3 8
Jared Haler 1-9 2-2 1 4
Johnny Studer 0-0 0-1 0 0
Andy Hauswirth 1-3 0-0 3 2
Casey McGregor 0-2 0-0 1 0
Randy Cram 1-3 2-2 0 4
Stefan Chambers 0-2 2-4 0 2
Totals .............. 15-66 13-23 14 44
3-pt goals: 1-15 (G.Carroll 1-3, E.Carroll
0-3, Studer 0-2, Hilbert 0-3, Haler 0-2,
Hauswirth 0-2). Rebounds: 50 (Hilbert
14, Haler 13, Cram 5, McGregor 3, Haus-
wirth 3, E.Carroll 3, G.Carroll 2, Ludwig
2, D.Studer 2, Genrich 1, Chambers 2).
Assists: Haler 2, E.Carroll 2, D.Studer
1, Genrich 1, Hilbert 1. Blocks: Hilbert
3. Steals: Hilbert 6, Haler 5, ECarroll 3,
GCarroll 1, Ludwig 1, Cram 1.
Quarter Scoring
NE Hamilton 8 14 10 7 ........39
CWL 4 10 5 8 ........27
CWL FG FT F TP
Esden Carroll 3-14 6-9 4 12
Grant Carroll 1-1 0-0 1 2
Derek Studer 2-14 0-3 1 4
Jared Haler 1-4 0-1 1 2
Johnny Studer 0-0 0-0 1 0
Andy Hauswirth 1-2 0-0 2 3
Casey McGregor 0-2 0-0 0 0
Randy Cram 1-4 2-4 2 4
Stefan Chambers 0-2 0-0 4 0
Totals ................ 9-43 8-17 16 27
3-pt goals: 1-4 (Hauswirth 1-1, E.Carroll
0-3). Rebounds: 28 (Cram 10, E.Carroll
7, Chambers 6, Hauswirth 2, G.Carroll 1,
D.Studer 1, Haler 1. Assists: E.Carroll
1. Blocks: G.Carroll 1, Cram 1. Steals:
hauswirth 1, Haler 1, D.Studer 1.
Quarter Scoring
CWL 7 9 7 11 ........34
H-LP 20 17 21 8 ........61
CWL FG FT F TP
Esden Carroll 7-15 3-4 4 19
Grant Carroll 2-7 0-0 1 6
Derek Studer 1-14 0-0 0 2
John Genrich 0-3 0-0 0 0
Josh Hilbert 1-2 0-0 0 2
Johnny Studer 0-2 0-2 0 0
Andy Hauswirth 0-5 0-0 2 0
Casey McGregor 0-2 0-0 1 0
Randy Cram 1-3 0-0 1 2
Stefan Chambers 1-2 1-3 2 3
Totals .............. 13-55 4-9 11 34
3-pt goals: 14-12 (E.Carrol l 2-5,
G.Carroll 2-6, D.Studer 0-1). Rebounds:
32 (Cram 9, E.Carroll 7, D.Studer 4,
G.Carroll 3, Chambers 3, McGregor 2,
J.Studer 2, Genrich 1, Hilbert 1. Assists:
G.Carroll 2, D.Studer 2, E.Carroll 1, Cram
1. Blocks: none. Steals: E.Carroll 2,
G.Carroll 1, D.Studer 1, Hilbert 1, Mc-
Gregor 1, Cram 1.
Derek Studer of Corwth-Wesley-LuVerne drives inside for
a basket for the Panther boys’ basketball team in a recent
home game in Corwith. CWL plays host to WBM/GCB Fri-
day, Dec. 14. Humboldt Independent photo.
Wildcat 8th
boys basketball
The Humboldt eighth grade
boys’ basketball team hosted
Algona on Nov. 29 and split
two games with the Bulldogs.
The Wildcats lost the first
game by a 35-32 count and won
the second game by a 31-12
score.
Humboldt fell at Algona Gar-
rigan in a pair of games on Nov.
27.
The Wildcats lost the first
game, 38-28, and came up short
39-25 in the second game.
In the first game, Drew
Thomas scored 19 poins, Devon
Clark had four, Brennan Vang-
kham three and Jeremiah Olson
two for the Wildcats.
In the second game, Hunter
Duncan tallied nine, Tyler
Vought seven, Luke Stockdale
four, Austin Anderson two,
John Wergeland two and Quinn
Christensen one for Humboldt.
The Wildcats will host Fort
Dodge St. Edmond on Thurs-
day, Dec. 13.
Humboldt’s seventh grade
boys’ basketball team divided
a pair of games at Algona on
Nov. 29.
The Wildcats defeated the
Bulldogs 32-28 the first game
and fell 23-17 in the second
game. Reese DeWinter paced
the Wildcats in the first game
with 14 points. Eli Sande made
seven, Trevor Satern six and
Isaac Thurm had five. Nick
Bruening, Dave Seil er, Evan
Smith and Hunter Egdorf also
played.
In the second game, Richard
Davis scored six points for the
Wildcats. Rob Monson added
four while Seiler, Smith and
Adam Wilhelm each had two.
Jacob Volf made one. Oth-
ers who played include Gabe
Rodenberg, Jayden Day, Ja-
cob Beseke, Zachary Packard,
Spencer Streit and Nick Mills.
Humboldt hosted Bishop
Garrigan of Algona on Nov.
27 and swept the Bears in two
games, winning by scores of
29-26 and 23-22.
Trevor Satern paced the
Wildcats in the first game
by scoring 14 points. Reese
DeWinter made six, Eli Sande
five and Nick Bruening and
Isaac Thurm with two each.
Hunter Egdorf, Evan Smith and
Dave Seiler also played.
In the second game, Jacob
Volf sank a pair of free throws
to secure the win for the Wild-
cats. Volf totaled nine points,
followed by Richard Davis with
six. Scoring two each was Evan
Smith, Adam Wilhelm, Zach
Packard and Jayden Day. Also
playing was Tommy Gibson,
Jacob Beseke, Rob Monson,
Gabe Rodenberg and Dave
Seiler.
Humboldt returns to action
on Dec. 13 at Fort Dodge St.
Edmond.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 3B
CWL girls
gling to score inside and we
made a lot more shots down
low tonight. We wanted to be
fundamentally sound with all
phases of our game and we did
that tonight. I was proud of our
effort tonight,” Short said.
After leading by six after the
first quarter, the Wildcats soon
pushed their lead to double
digits early in the second quar-
ter on baskets by Matt Pogge
and Orness. Baskets by Alex
Nelson and Don Smith pushed
the lead to 31-14. Larson made
a bucket for a 33-14 lead.
Humboldt outscored EG in
the second half as Short emp-
tied his bench. Reserve center
Ben Madison scored 10 points
and Smith added eight.
The Wildcats now enter
a crucial two-week period
before the Christmas break.
They hosted Fort Dodge St.
Edmond on Dec. 11 and play
host to Clarion-Goldfield on
Friday, Dec. 14. The Wildcats
visit Algona on Dec. 18 before
hosting Webster City on Dec.
21.
“Getting a win tonight was
important for us emotionally.
To be able to keep some energy
going forward and play well. To
play well and get a win, we’re
very pleased with that. It’s
something we want to build on
each night and improve upon
because we have some key
games these next few weeks
before the Christmas break,”
Short said.
Bears 52, Wildcats 47
Another slow start was the
big factor in the Wildcats’
52-47 loss at Algona Bishop
Garrigan on Dec. 4.
Jaxon Heinz scored 18
points, including 11 in the
final two minutes, to lead the
Wildcats. Brady Ross was next
with eight. John Burns scored
25 and Nathan Krieps 18 to
lead Garrigan.
A five-point first quarter
resulted in another catch-up
effort for the Wildcats, who
trailed 30-16 at halftime. HHS
fell behind by as much as 16 in
the third quarter before mount-
ing a comeback that saw HHS
Starr Haler of Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne looks to score
down low against an opponent in recent home action in
Corwith. Haler and the Panther girls’ basketball team will
host WGM/GCB on Friday, Dec. 14. Humboldt Independent
photo.
continued from B front
outscore the Bears 19-14 in the
final quarter.
“We put ourselves in a hole
with just five points in the first
quarter,” coach Short said. “We
need to get some offense going
early. It stifles our play when
while Elizbeth Carlton grabbed
10 for CWL.
H-LP 61, Panthers 31
Noreen Morrow scored 25
points to lead Harris-Lake Park
past CWL, 61-31 in Corn Belt
Conference action in Corwith
on Dec. 7.
Megen Studer led CWL with
13 points. The Panthers battled
the Wolves to a 11-11 first
quarter draw but fell behind in
the second quarter and trailed
28-17 at halftime. H-LP went
on a 15-4 third quarter flurry to
break the game open.
“It was 11-11 after the first
quarter. We were down 9-2 at
one point and came back to
tie it up at 11-11. But we only
scored four points in the second
and six in the third quarter.
When you don’t score, you
won’t win ballgames,” McPeak
said. “And we didn’t rebound
well in this game, either. Their
big girl inside (Morrow) had a
bunch of rebounds on us.”
CCE 37, Panthers 20
Clay Central opened with
an early lead and never looked
back in topping CWL, 37-20 on
Dec. 4 at Royal in conference
action.
Studer scored 12 points to
lead the Panthers, who trailed
25-8 at halftime. An 11-2 sec-
ond quarter run pushed the
Mavericks after they opened
with a 14-6 first quarter lead.
Sadie Poldervaart, working
her way back from an injury,
grabbed five rebounds to lead
CWL.
CWL will play host to
WBM/GCB on Dec. 14. They
will host CAL on Dec. 18 in
their final game before the
Christmas break.
Quarter Scoring
NEH 4 7 8 22 ........41
CWL 12 6 10 11 ........39
CWL FG FT F TP
Starr Haler 0-5 2-3 3 2
Elizabeth Carlton 3-7 2-2 3 8
Megen Studer 5-14 4-5 3 17
Ali Foth 0-0 0-0 0 0
Christie Schutter 1-2 0-0 3 2
Lauran Chambers 0-2 1-2 2 1
Sadie Poldervaart 4-7 1-4 4 9
Totals .............. 13-37 10-16 18 39
3-pt goals: 3-6 (Studer 3-6). Rebounds:
Poldervaart 14, Carlton 10, Chambers
5, Studer 3, Haler 1). Assists: Studer 7,
Chambers 2, Carlton 1. Blocks: Carlton
2, Poldervaart 1. Steals: Poldervaart 3,
Haler 2, Studer 1, Foth 1.
Quarter Scoring
H-LP 11 17 15 18 ........61
CWL 11 6 4 10 ........31
CWL FG FT F TP
Starr Haler 3-8 0-0 5 6
Elizabeth Carlton 1-5 2-6 4 4
Megen Studer 6-19 0-0 0 13
Katie Teepe 0-0 0-0 0 0
Ali Foth 0-0 0-0 0 0
Christie Schutter 1-3 0-0 2 2
Lauran Chambers 1-7 1-5 4 3
Jessica Nielson 0-2 0-0 0 0
Marilou McPeak 0-0 0-0 0 0
Gabbi Tiili 0-0 1-2 0 1
Sadie Poldervaart 1-5 0-1 5 2
Brandy Armstrong 0-0 0-0 0 0
Totals .............. 13-49 4-14 20 31
3-pt goals: 1-7 (Studer 1-5, Haler
0-2). Assists: Studer 4, Chambers 2,
Poldervaart 1. Blocks: Poldervaart 3,
Chambers 1, Haler 1. Steals: Haler 1,
Chambers 1.
Quarter Scoring
CWL 6 2 6 6 ........20
CCE 14 11 10 2 ........37
CWL FG FT F TP
Starr Haler 0-2 0-0 5 0
Elizabeth Carlton 1-8 2-2 0 4
Megen Studer 6-17 0-0 0 12
Katie Teepe 0-0 0-0 0 0
Ali Foth 0-0 0-0 0 0
Christie Schutter 0-0 0-0 1 0
Lauran Chambers 1-2 0-0 2 2
Jessica Nielson 0-0 0-0 0 0
Marilou McPeak 0-0 0-0 0 0
Sadie Poldervaart 1-8 0-0 4 2
Brandy Armstrong 0-0 0-0 0 0
Totals ................ 9-37 2-2 12 20
3-pt goals: 0-4 (Studer 0-4). Assists:
Haler 1, Studer 1. Rebounds: 24 (Carlton
7, Poldervaart 5, Chambers 3, Haler 3,
Studer 3, Foth 1, Schutter 1, McPeak
1). Blocks: Haler 3, . Steals: Haler 1,
Chambers 1.
Bishop Garrigan of Algona
and North Union are slated to
join the North Iowa Confer-
ence.
The NIC superintendents
voted unanimously to add the
two schools for the fall 2014-15
school year, during a vote on
Nov. 26. North Union will leave
the Corn Belt Conference while
Garrigan will leave the North
Central Conference.
Eagle Grove and Clarion-
Goldfield have also publicly
expressed interest in leaving the
NCC for the NIC. EG and Gar-
rigan are the smallest schools
in the NCC. EG’s enrollment
is 179 students in grades 9-12
while Garrigan’s is 132.
The NIC consists of Bel-
mond-Klemme, Forest City,
Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, Lake
Mills, Mason City Newman,
NCC could see loss of schools
NIC accepts Garrigan, North Union, EG expected to follow
North Iowa, Osage and West
Hancock. NIC schools are ex-
pected to approve the additional
schools over the next month.
There have also been re-
ports that the NIC has talked
to schools in the Corn Bowl
Conference in creating “a super
conference” with two divisions.
The Corn Bowl consists of West
Fork, Riceville, North Butler,
Northwood-Kensett, Central
Springs, Rockford, Nashua-
Plainfield and St. Ansgar.
Greg Thomas, Humboldt’s
activities director, says Eagle
Grove’s departure appears im-
minent.
“We can understand Eagle
Grove’s position in terms of be-
ing more competitive. Clarion-
Goldfield’s interest is more sur-
prising. They are bigger-sized
and have been competitive.
Their wrestling team won the
conference last year,” Thomas
said. “Plus, they are centrally
located in the NCC, which is
great when you consider the
time, distance and cost involved
with longer travel. A trip from
Eagle Grove or Clarion to
Osage is not short.”
Losing the three schools
would bring the NCC down to
seven members, which would
be workable, but provide more
scheduling challenges and
require more non-conference
events.
Along with Humboldt, the
rest of the NCC consists of
Algona, Clear Lake, Webster
City, Hampton-Dumont, Iowa
Falls-Alden and Fort Dodge St.
Edmond.
Thomas says NCC officials
have extended invitations to
surrounding schools to join
the conference, but nothing
formal has resulted. Potential
NCC newcomers could include
Storm Lake, Emmetsburg, For-
est City and Garner-Hayfield/
Ventura.
“A reduction in conference
schools would certainly make
things more challenging in de-
veloping a schedule,” Thomas
said. “If we were to add more
schools, like a Storm Lake or an
Emmetsburg. How bad would
Clear Lake or Iowa Falls want
to make that trip.”
“It puts us in a challenging
position because we don’t
have any schools close by of
our size,” Thomas said. “It will
be interesting to see how it all
shakes out over the next few
months.”
Humboldt’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team won a pair of
games last week to improve its season record to 2-2.
Humboldt downed Eagle Grove 66-24 at home on Dec. 7 and
defeated Algona Bishop Garrigan 46-39 earlier on Dec. 4.
Nick Heider scored 11 points to pace HHS against EG. Bren-
den Schnell had 10, Ben Madison eight, Geoffrey Bruder seven
and Christian Birdsell made six. Austin Zylstra added five, Jack
Curran four and Casey Kayser four. Jonah Haselhuhn chipped
in with three. Austin Saathoff, Dylan Wooten and Derek Schulze
each had two. Talon Hoefer and Demetrius Friedl each had one.
“We got up big with our full-court defense in the first quarter,”
Wildcat coach Scott Birdsell said. “It was good for us in that
Humboldt’s freshman boys
suffered their first basketball
loss of the season on Dec. 7 in
a 38-33 contest at home with
Fort Dodge St. Edmond.
Thomas Orness scored 19
points to power Humboldt.
Jake Stockdale backed him up
Wildcat JV boys win pair of games
everyone got into the game and did a good job. Fourteen different
players scored in the game.”
Zylstra scored 14 and Heider 10 to pace the Wildcats at Gar-
rigan. Dillon Fevold added eight, Curran seven, Will Pogge five
and Geoff Bruder two.
“It was definitely a game to two halfs. We struggled to score in
the first half but came out of the locker room in the third quarter
and put a run on them, led by our defense,” Birdsell said. “We
outscored Garrigan 34-18 in the second half. Our defensive pres-
sure was very good in that half.”
The Wildcats host Clarion-Goldfield at 4:30 p.m. in the new
middle school gym on Friday.
Humboldt freshman boys suffer 1st loss
with 10 while Tony Nielsen and
Mason Wickett each had two.
Others who played for HHS
include Tyler Paeper, Andy
Nelson and Brady Shelgren.
Humboldt’s ninth grade boys
picked up another win on Dec.
6 at Algona Garrigan, posting a
42-23 triumph.
Humboldt trailed in the first
half, but outscored the Bears
35-7 the rest of the game with
the help of 23 forced turnovers.
Coach Jake Mohling said ev-
erybody played. TJ Koob is
still out with an injury and
Bailey Stimson joined him with
a broken foot.
Humboldt plays host to Clar-
ion-Goldfield on Friday, Dec.
14, 6:15 p.m. in the new middle
school gym.
Humboldt’s Matt Pogge of Humboldt pulls down a rebound
for the Wildcat boys’ basketball team in their victory over
Eagle Grove last week in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent
photo.
Humboldt boys from B front
Quarter Scoring
Humboldt 5 11 12 19 ........47
Garrgan 11 19 8 14 ........52
HHS FG FT F TP
Alex Nelson 1-3 0-0 0 2
Michael Orness 1-7 3-4 0 6
Jaxon Heinz 7-11 0-0 0 18
Ben Jacobson 1-6 0-0 0 2
Landon Nokleby 1-1 0-1 0 2
Brady Ross 3-7 2-2 0 8
Matthew Pogge 1-4 0-0 0 2
Jaylen Heinz 0-2 0-1 0 0
Don Smith 2-5 0-0 0 4
Bryan Larson 0-7 3-4 0 3
Totals .............. 17-53 8-12 na 47
Garrigan .......... 18-45 14-19 12 52
3-pt goals: GA 2-9, HU 5-14 (Jaxon
Heinz 4-5, Orness 1-2, Alex Nelson 0-2,
Jacobson 0-1, Pogge 0-2, Larson 0-2).
Rebounds: GA 31, HU 26 (Smith 5,
Pogge 5, Heinz 4, Orness 3, Jacobson 3,
Nelson 2, Ross 2, l/arson 1, Nokleby 1).
Assists: Jacobson 1. Blocks: 0. Steals:
Jaxon Heinz 2, Ross 2, Pogge 1.
Quarter Scoring
Eagle Grove 11 5 14 9 ........39
Humboldt 17 20 19 18 ........74
HHS FG FT F TP
Alex Nelson 2-5 0-0 0 4
Michael Orness 6-10 0-0 1 14
Jaxon Heinz 2-3 2-2 2 6
Ben Jacobson 1-2 0-0 1 2
Nick Heider 0-4 2-2 2 2
Matt Pogge 1-3 1-3 1 3
Jaylen Heinz 2-6 0-0 0 4
Don Smith 3-5 2-2 2 8
Jack Curran 1-1 2-2 1 4
Ben Madison 5-6 0-0 0 10
Bryan Larson 7-11 3-4 0 17
Totals .............. 30-56 12-15 10 74
3-pt goals: 2-6 (Orness 2-4, Nelson
0-2). Rebounds: 25 (Jacobson 4, Lar-
son 4, Curran 3, Pogge 3, Jaylen Heinz
3, Madison 2, Smith 2, Jaxon Heinz 2,
Nelson 1, Orness 1. Assists: Nelson
6, Orness 1, Heider 1, Smith 1, Larson
1. Blocks: Smith 3, Madison 1. Steals:
Nelson 2, Orness 3, Jacobson 2, Pogge
2, Madison 2, Curran 1, Jaylen Heinz 1.
we start off slow.”
“The kids fought back and
got within one point with 30
seconds left in the game. I think
if we can get off to a better start,
it will help us out and improve
the makeup of the game where
you aren’t playing with such
urgency,” Short said. “We’ll
tweak some things on offense
so we can get more structure
and see if we can get off to a
better start.”
Heinz hit three 3-point bas-
kets in a row in the fourth
quarter to help spur the Wildcat
comeback.
Humboldt’s eighth grade
girls’ basketball team hosted
Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Dec.
10 and divided two games with
the Gaels.
Humboldt won the first
game, 32-11. Abby Zaugg led
seven players who scored, total-
ing eight. In the second game,
a 30-29 loss, Olivia Hildreth
netted 10 to pace Humboldt.
The ‘A’ squad is 2-2 this season
while the ‘B’ squad is 3-1.
The Wildcats visited Fort
Dodge on Dec. 4 and split two
games, losing 22-20 in the first
game before winning 31-10 in
the second game.
Humboldt swept Garrigan
by scores of 45-8 and 20-8 on
Dec. 3 in Humboldt. Complete
scoring details are listed below.
Humboldt visits Clarion on
Dec. 17 and will host Manson-
NW on Dec. 18.
Stats vs. FDSE
Game one: Abby Zaugg 8 points,
Shelbie Miller 6, Kelsey Peters 6, Av-
ery Terwilliger 5, Kate Curran 4, Halie
George 2, Taylor Gidel 1. Also playing:
Beth Duffield and Olivia Birdsell.
Humboldt’s seventh grade
girls’ basketball team visited
Fort Dodge St. Edmond on Dec.
10 and came up short in game
one, 28-19, and also 16-7 in a
shortened game two (2 quar-
ters).
“We improved a lot in this
game. We ran a zone defense
which forced St. Edmond to
take a lot of 3-point shots and
they only made one of 12 and
we would rebound and take
advantage,” Wildcat coach Jess
Harklau said. “We also did a
tremendously better job in mov-
ing the ball with smart passes
and finding the open girl. A big
improvement. We just need to
work on some outside shots and
squaring up to the basket.”
Humboldt visited Fort Dodge
Phillips on Dec. 4 and lost a
pair of games to the Dodgers
by scores of 46-11 and 30-8.
Complete statistics are listed
below.
Humboldt will host Clarion-
Goldfield on Dec. 17 and visit
Wildcat 8th girls basketball
Game two: Olivia Hildreth 10 points,
Acacia Reimers 6, Tayla Lange 4,
Makayla Lange 2, Kaylee Sawyer 3,
Brianna Dugan 2, Sara Warden 2. Also
playing: Yareth Sanchez, Alexis Bugera-
Brown, Keelie Anderson, Amanda Ferry,
Taylor McKimmey.
Stats vs. Fort Dodge
Game one: Abby Zaugg 6 points,
Avery Terwilliger 5, Taylor Gidel 3, Haile
George 3, Olivia Birdsell 2, Kate Curran
1. Also playing: Beth Duffield, Kelsey
Peters and Shelbie Miller.
Game two: Olivia Hildreth 10 points,
Brianna Duncan 7, Acacia Reimers 6,
Kaylee Sawyer 2, Tayla Lange 2, Yareth
Sanchez 2, Alexis Bugera-Brown 2.
Also playing: Alex Hendricks, Taylor
McKimmey, Amanda Ferry, Brooke An-
derson, Sarah Warden, Keelie Anderson,
Makayla Lange.
Stats vs. Garrigan
Game one: Olivia Birdsell 10, Kelsey
Peters 10, Avery Terwilliger 10, Abby
Zaugg 4, Shelbie Miller 3, Kate Curran
2, Halie George 2, Taylor Gidel 2, Olivia
Hildreth 2, Beth Duffield 2.
Game two: Alexis Bugera-Brown 6,
Kaylee Sawyer 4, Acacia Reimers 4,
Brenna Howard 2, Taylor McKimmey 2,
Alexa Reimers 2. Also playing: Makayla
Lange, Keelie Anderson, Sarah Warden,
Tayla Lange, Yareth Sanchez, Brooke
Anderson, Amanda Ferry, Brianna Dun-
can, Alex Hendricks.
Wildcat 7th girls basketball results
Manson on Dec. 18.
Dec. 10 vs. FDSE
First game stats: Sydney Lane 10
points, 8 rebounds. Hannah Nielsen 4
points, 5 rebounds. Sophia Carver 4
points, 4 rebounds. Hannah Stimson 3
points, 3 rebounds. Brook Hjelmeland
2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal. Rachel
Darling 2 points, 3 rebounds. Maggie
Bennett 6 rebounds, 1 steal. Cassie
Peyton 5 rebounds. Olivia Hjelmeland
2 rebounds, 1 steal. Tabitha Jergens 4
rebounds.
Second game stats: Lizzy Tecklen-
burg 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal. Taylor
Nicholson 2 points, 2 rebounds. Tawnya
Wendell 3 rebounds. Nicole Bair 1 re-
bound. Emily Heider 1 steal. Julia Morris
4 rebounds. Gabby Kent 5 rebounds, 1
steal. Maddi Frideres 3 rebounds. Abi
Collins 1 rebound, 1 steal.
Dec. 3 at Fort Dodge
First game stats: Hannah Stimson
4 points, 2 rebounds. Sophia Carver 4
points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal. Sydney Lane
2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals. Brooke
Hjelmeland 1 point. Cassie Peyton 3
rebounds. Rachel Darling 1 rebound,
2 steals. Maggie Bennett 1 rebound.
Tabitha Jergens 1 rebound. Also playing:
Lizzy Tecklenburg, Olivia Hjelmeland and
Hannah Nielsen.
Second game stats: Taylor Nich-
olson 4 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals.
Tecklenburg 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1
steal. Julia Morris 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1
steal. Nicole Bair 3 rebounds. Abi Collins
1 rebound, 1 steal. Sophia Carver 1 re-
bound, 1 steal. Madi Frideres 1 rebound,
3 steals. Bri Jensen 1 steal. Emily Heider
1 steal. Gabby Kent 2 rebounds, 3 steals.
Also playing: Tawny Wendell, Hannah
Stimson and Olivia Hjelmeland.
Humboldt
Indoor golf
Humboldt Indoor golf league
results of Dec. 6.
Team Player points: Gary
Myer and Den ny Williams 19.
Mike Adams and Steve Olson
18. Kevin Rasmussen and Chad
Graaf 18. Bill Petersen and
Shad Strong 17.5. Doug Ba-
con and Larry Sorensen 16.5.
Mike Worthington and Maury
Abens 14.5. Kent Clendenen
and Larry Curran 10.5. Adam
Waldorf and Chris Lau 6.
Low gross: Worthington 37.
Low net: Worthington 35, Myer
35.
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Humboldt’s Adam Powell (top) puts his opponent to his back for an eventual pin in recent
high school wrestling action. The unbeaten Wildcats return home Thursday, Dec. 13, to host
Hampton-Dumont in dual action. HHS is at Clarion on Dec. 15 for the Brand Invitational
tournament. Humboldt Independent photo.
4B The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
HHS wrestling continued from B front
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Humboldt girls
continued from B front
but fared better at the foul line,
hitting 10-of-14.
“Overall we struggled to
score against their half-court
defense and had a hard time
speeding up the tempo,” coach
Mooney said. “We will need to
shoot a higher percentage next
time we play them.”
“We kept ourselves in the
game by playing pretty well
defensively, holding their top
two scorers to six points apiece,
but have to do a better job of
creating offense for ourselves,”
Mooney said.
HHS JV
girls to 4-1
Humboldt’s junior varsity
girls’ basketball team pushed
their season record to 4-1 by
trouncing Eagle Grove, 50-15
on Dec. 7 in Humboldt.
Lindsey Johnson’s 12 points
carried Humboldt. Ashlyn
Nicholson added nine and
Abbey Gargano eight for the
Wildcats.
“This was a balanced win,”
Wildcat coach Dave Orr said.
“We did a nice job of not letting
up and keeping the intensity
high for all four quarters. We
found lots of shots in transition.
We still need to work on being
patient in our offensive sets to
get the shots we want.”
A total of eight girls scored
in leading the Humboldt junior
varsity girls’ basketball team
past Algona Bishop Garrigan,
The Humbol dt Mi ddl e
School wrestling team trav-
eled to Webster City on Dec. 4
and competed in a quadrangular
with Webster City, Fort Dodge
St. Edmond and Eagle Grove.
Meet results are listed below
with the Humboldt athlete
named first.
Dec. 4 at Webster City
Elijah Torres lost 13-0 to Luke
Rohmiller (WC). Zach Kollmorgen
won by tech. fall over Trey Nelson
Quarter Scoring
Humboldt 11 2 6 8 ........27
Garrigan 9 8 8 8 ........33
HHS FG FT F TP
Karlee Peyton 1-5 0-1 1 2
Madison Thomas 0-4 0-0 5 0
Lauren Friesth 1-10 6-8 0 9
Kinzie Wright 0-3 0-0 3 0
Brittney Nilles 0-0 0-0 0 0
Kessa Kuyper 0-2 0-0 1 0
Lindsey Johnson 0-0 0-0 0 0
Erica Lane 3-7 4-5 3 10
Sarah Peters 0-0 0-0 0 0
April Jones 3-7 0-0 2 6
Totals ................ 8-38 10-14 15 27
Garrigan ...................
3-pt goals: AG HU 1-8 (Friesth 1-6,
Wright 0-1, Kuyper 0-1). Rebounds: 32
(Lane 10, Jones 6, Friesth 5, Wright 4,
Kuyper 4, Peters 1, Peyton 1, Thomas
1. Assists: Thomas 2, Wright 2. Steals:
Peyton 1. Blocks: Lane 1, Jones 1.
Quarter Scoring
Eagle Grove 5 10 10 12 ........37
Humboldt 14 5 20 16 ........55
HHS FG FT F TP
Madison Thomas 3-7 2-2 2 8
Lauren Friesth 3-9 0-0 1 7
Kinzie Wright 2-4 2-3 3 7
Erica Lane 6-12 2-5 5 16
April Jones 3-6 1-4 5 7
Karlee Peyton 2-9 0-0 1 4
Lindsey Johnson 0-3 0-0 1 0
Sarah Peters 1-2 0-3 0 2
Jen Bentz 3-6 1-4 5 7
Maggy Duffield 1-2 0-0 1 2
Abbey Gargano 0-0 0-0 0 0
Brittney Nilles 0-3 0-0 2 0
Kessa Kuyper 1-5 0-0 2 2
Totals .............. 22-64 7-17 23 55
3-pt goals: H 4-14 (Lane 2-3, Wright
1-2, Friesth 1-5, Peyton 0-2, Johnson
0-2). Rebounds: H 47 (Lane 12, Jones
8, Kuyper 7, Friesth 6, Thomas 3, Wright
3, Duffield 3, Peters 3, Nilles 2). Assists:
Thomas 8, Wright 3, Kuyper 2, Johnson
2. Blocks: Friesth 2, Kuyper 2, Jones
2, Lane 1, Wright 1. Steals: Thomas 6,
Friesth 3, Johnson 2, peyton 2, Wright
2, Kuyper 1, Gargano 1.
Humboldt’s ninth grade
girls’ basketball team recorded
evened at 2-2 on the season in
a 39-20 loss at Algona Bishop
Garrigan on ec. 6.
Autumn Hauser and Talyn
Larsen each scored six points
to top the Wildcat scoring. Mor-
gan Weydert added four while
Emily Hughes and Kenzie Ross
each had two. The Wildcats
29-20 on Dec. 4 at Algona.
Maggy Duffield and Karlee
Peyton each had six points to
pace the Wildcats while Abbey
Gargano and Lindsey Johnson
each had four and Cassie Shi-
mon netted three. Scoring two
each was Ashlyn Nicholson,
Kessa Kuyper and Sarah Peters.
Peters led the rebounding
chart with six while Duffield
grabbed four and Nicholson
had three. Gargano led with
four steals. Peters made three
and Emma Bennett had two.
Kuyper made four assists.
Johnson had three.
“We struggled shooting to-
night,” Wildcat coach Dave
Orr said of his squad, which
improved to 3-1 on the year.
“As has been the case this year,
our defense kept us in the game
until the shots started to fall.
There will be games where it
is going to be tough to score,
sometimes it’s the opposing
defense, sometimes it’s our
shots aren’t falling or we are
taking poor shots.”
“We did a nice job of being
patient and getting the win,” Orr
said.
Wildcat Stats vs. EG
Scoring: Lindsey Johnson 12, Ashlyn
Nicholson 9, Abbey Gargano 8, Karlee
Peyton 5, Cassie Shimon 5, Maggy
Duffield 5, Sarah Peters 3, Tara Larson
2, Emma Bennett 1.
Rebounds: Peters 9, Duffield 8,
Larson 5, Nicholson 5, Shimon 5.
Blocks: Duffield 3, Peters 2.
Steals: Gargano 7, Duffield 5, Nich-
olson 3, Peters 3.
Assists: Peyton 2, Nilles 2, Bennett
2.
HHS 9th girls even record at 2-2 after loss
totaled 26 rebounds, eight steals
and four assists.
“Garrigan did a nice job of
getting out and running on us
and we did not respond well,
especially in the first half,”
Wildcat coach Dan Savery said.
“The second half was a little
better and we did outscore them
12-8. The girls are learning how
much the game has changed
from last year to this. Games
like this are clear indicators.”
Humboldt, 2-1 in conference
play, hosted St. Edmond on
Dec. 11. They’ll host Clarion-
Goldfield on Dec. 14 at 7:45
p.m. The Wildcats also play at
St. Edmond on Dec. 17 and host
Algona on Dec. 20. Both of
those games start at 6:30 p.m.
Beaman said. “Drills are tran-
sitioning into our reaction
wrestling. We have to improve
on chain wrestling from the
bottom position.”
Humboldt will host Hamp-
ton-Dumont at 6:30 p.m. on
Thursday night (Dec. 13).
They’ll compete in the Clarion-
Goldfield Brand Invitational
on Dec. 15. The Wildcats visit
Iowa Falls on Dec. 20 in their
final meet before the Christmas
break.
Humboldt 57, Carroll 12
106–Austin Meier (H) major dec. Ian
Dressen, 13-0. 113–Kylie Zender (H)
pinned Dylan Feauto, 0:44. 120–Justin
Kaltved (CA) pinned Levi Sawyer, 1:07.
126–Austen Gargano (H) dec. James
Dirkx, 10-5. 132–Mike Madsen (H) major
dec. Ryan Elmquist, 11-3. 138–Jacob
Miller (H) pinned Sam Kastle, 3:25.
145–Israel Dirkx (CA) dec. Thaylan
Bowman, 8-6.
152–Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Brady
Bender, 1:38. 160–Colton Schnetzer
(H) major dec. Jacob Maasen, 9-1.
170–Adam Mickelson (H) pinned Casey
Howard, 2:59. 182–Nikko Wheeler (H)
pinned Jose Zombrano, 3:18. 195–Reed
Dreyer (H) pinned Brandon Denney,
0:14. 220–Brent Wernimont (CA) dec.
Cordes Olthoff, 3-2. 285–Dylan Hen-
dricks (H) pinned Zack Beyerink, 1:37.
Humboldt 60, Gilbert 15
132–Mike Madsen (H) tech fall
Stephen Moore, 4:37. 138–Adam Davis
(G) dec. Jacob Miller, 8-6. 145–Thaylan
Bowman (H) major dec. Tristan Gibson,
11-2. 152–Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Jaden
Hasstedt, 1:05. 160–Colton Schnetzer
(H) dec. Jake Rhoads, 4-3. 170–Adam
Mickelson (H) pinned Chase Whetstone,
1:38 182–Nikko Wheeler (H) pinned
Kelly Pierce, 0:58.
195–Reed Dreyer (H) pinned Brady
Kline, 1:29. 220–Cordes Olthoff (H)
won by forfeit. 285–Dylan Hendricks (H)
won by forfeit. 106–Matthew Shuka (G)
pinned Austin Meier, 1:51. 113–Kuylie
Zender (H) won by forfeit. 120–Levi
Sawyer (H) won by forfeit. 126–Wyatt
Rhoads (G) pinned Austen Gargano,
3:09.
Humboldt 39, Greene County 30
126–Dylan Forkner (GC) pinned
Austen Gargano, 0:18. 132–Jordan
Challen (GC) dec. Mike Madsen, 8-2.
138–Daric Whipple (GC) dec. Jacob
Miller, 11-7. 145–Jeremy Scheuermann
(CG) dec. Thaylan Bowman, 7-0. 152–
Isaac Eischeid (GC) dec. Adam Powell,
2-1. 160–Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Keyden
Pollock, 3:37. 170–Colton Schnetzer (H)
pinned Jacob Vreugdenhil, 3:25.
182–Adam Mickelson (H) won by
forfeit. 195–Nikko Wheeler (H) won by
forfeit. 220–Reed Dreyer (H) pinned Tray
Binkley, 0:47. 285–Adam Beaman (GC)
pinned Dylan Hendricks, 3:56. 106–Aus-
tin Meier (H) won by forfeit. 113–na.
120–Abraham Yoder (GC) pinned Levi
Sawyer, 2:37.
Humboldt 60, North Butler 18
138–Brady Janssen (N) dec. Ja-
cob Miller, 6-1. 145–Caleb Wedeking
(N) pinned Thaylan Bowman, 1:38.
152–Cody Nelson (N) pinned Tyler
Rutz, 3:02. 160–Colton Schnetzer (H)
pinned Connor Tindall, 5:34. 170–Adam
Mickelson (H) pinned Dylan Dietz, 0:44.
182–Nikko Wheeler (H) pinned Jacob
Groeneveld, 0:15. 195–Reed Dreyer (H)
pinned Ethan Weitzenkamp, 0:52.
220–Cordes Olthoff (H) pinned Cody
Swingen, 5:54. 285–Dylan Hendricks
(H) pinned Riley Kock, 3:53. 106–Austin
Meier (H) won by forfeit. 113–Levi Saw-
yer (H) won by forfeit. 120–Kylie Zender
(H) won by forfeit. 126–Austin Janssen
(N) dec. Austen Gargano, 4-3. 132–Mike
Madsen (H) won by forfeit.
Humboldt 50, Ogden 18
113–Shawn Heaning (OG) dec.
Kylie Zender, 5-1. 120–Kyler Kiner (OG)
pinned Levi Sawyer, 1:12. 126–Austen
Gargano (H) tech fall Sheldon McMain,
6:00. 132–Austin McCloud (OG) dec.
Mike Madsen, 6-0. 138–Jacob Miller (H)
pinned Jimmy Foster, 3:03. 145–Thaylan
Bowman (H) dec. Ian Soder, 10-6. 152–
Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Michael Jennings,
1:47.
160–Colton Schnetzer (H) dec. Brady
Wheelock, 5-2. 170–Adam Mickelson
(H) dec. Henry Haglund, 7-2. 182–Nikko
Wheeler (H) pinned Gyenna Hansen,
1:07. 195–Reed Dreyer (H) won by
forfeit. 220–Cordes Olthoff (H) won by
forfeit. 285–Dylan Hendricks (H) won by
forfeit. 106–Kolby Munson (OG) pinned
Austin Meier, 0:29.
Humboldt 39,
Clarion-Goldfield 32
106–Evan Ulven (CG) pinned Austin
Meier 0:31. 113–Joey Helgeson (CG)
pinned Levi Sawyer, 1:48. 120–Kylie
Zender (H) pinned Calen Rosenbaum,
5:56. 126–Austen Gargano (H) dec.
Brady Brott, 6-0. 132–Joel Haberman
(CG) dec. Mike Madsen, 18-6. 138–Tay-
lor Lehman (CG) major dec. Jacob Miller,
16-4. 145–Matt Odland (CG) pinned
Thaylan Bowman, 3:59.
152–Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Jordan
Lee, 1:18. 160–Jake Haberman (CG)
pinned Adam Powell, 0:43. 170–Colton
Schnetzer (H) dec. Jacob Wigans, 9-3.
182–Adam Mickelson (H) pinned Ryan
Anderson, 6:40. 195–Nikko Wheeler (H)
pinned Bailey Kothe, 1:21. 220–Reed
Dreyer (H) pinned Mitch Gambrill, 1:21.
285–Dylan Hendricks (H) dec. Caleb
Hanson, 8-4.
Humboldt 39,
Algona 28
106–Tyler Decker (A) pinned Austin
Meier, 4:27. 113–Levi Sawyer (H) pinned
matt Hutchinson, 0:24. 120–Kylie Ze-
nder (H) pinned Raymond Aguilar,0:33.
126–Jacob Adams (A) pinned Austein
Gargano, 4:16. 132–Josh Strohman
(A) dec. Mike Madsen, 6-0. 138–Kory
Kuecker (A) major dec. Jacob Miller, 15-
5. 145–Austin Long (A) pinned Thaylan
Bowman, 4:48
152–Tyler Rutz (H) dec. Weston
Shaw, 9-2. 160–Colton Schnetzer (H)
dec. Tyler Frideres, 9-2. 170–Joe Teague
(A) dec. Adam Mickelson, 5-0. 182–Nikko
Wheeler (H) dec. Garrett Johnson, 12-7.
195–Reed Dreyer (H) pinned Jeff Bu-
chanan, 0:54. 220–Cordes Olthoff (H)
pinned Ben Mawdsley, 1:10. 285–Dylan
Hendricks (H) pinned Chandler Holmes,
0:48.
Humboldt 51,
South Central Calhoun 24
152–Adam Powell (H) pinned Caleb
Maguire, 1:45. 160–Colton Schnetzer
(H) dec. Tyler Kutz, 7-4. 170–Tyler Rutz
(H) pinned Jeff King, 3:25. 182–Rylan
Richardson (S) dec. Adam Mickelson,
5-2. 195–Nikko Wheeler (H) pinned
Nick Henry, 1:51. 220–Reed Dreyer
(H) pinned Nolan Machovec, 0:48.
285–Dylan Hendricks (H) pinned Tanner
Steig, 1:05.
106–Jordan Payne (S) pi nned
Austin Meier, 3:47. 113–Kylie Zender
(H) pinned Colin Corey, 5:10. 120–Levi
Sawyer (H) pinned Landon Makison,
1:16. 126–Chase Goodman (S) pinned
Austen Gargano, 1:59. 132–Logan
Peed (S) dec. Michael Madsen, 5-0.
138–Trey Eddy (S) pinned Jake Miller,
0:45. 145–Thaylan Bowman (H) pinned
Ty Riley, 2:38.
Humboldt 84,
East Sac County 0
106–Austin Meier (H) won by forfeit.
113–Kylie Zender (H) won by forfeit.
120–Levi Sawyer (H) won by forfeit.
126–Austen Gargano (H) won by forfeit.
132–Mike Madsen (H) pinned Matt Mar-
shall, 1:26. 138–Jake Miller (H) pinned
Manny Magana, 1:06. 145–Thaylan
Bowman (H) pinned Colin Haberl, 1:26.
152–Colton Schnetzer (H) pinned
Adam Murley, 3:21. 160–Tyler Rutz (H)
pinned Caleb Heun, 2:25. 170–Adam
Mickelson (H) pinned Quentin Acker-
man, 0:13. 182–Nikko Wheeler (H) won
by forfeit. 195–Reed Dreyer (H) won by
forfeit. 220–Cordes Olthoff (H) won by
forfeit. 285–Dylan Hendricks (H) won
by forfeit.
Humboldt 66, Ridge View 9
160–Tyler Rutz (H) pinned Joe
Kenny, 0:51. 170–Adam Mickelson
pinned Matt Wandrey, 1:11. 182–Nikko
Wheeler (H) pinned Kyle Schiernbeck,
2:30. 195–Reed Dreyer (H) pinned
Henry Sippel, 1:08. 220–Michael Da-
vidson (RV) pinned Cordes Olthoff,
1:50. 285–Dylan Hendricks (H) pinned
Nathan Myrice, 3:24. 106–Austin Meier
(H) pinned Zach Kenny, 5:00.
113–Kylie Zender (H) won by forfeit.
120–Zane Russell (H) pinned Kelby
Wunschel, 0:19. 126–Austen Gargano
(H) major dec. Peyton Boyle, 13-2.
132–Mike Madsen (H) major dec. Ryan
Cougill, 12-3. 138–Jason Kenny (RV)
dec. Drake Russell, 11-6. 145–Adam
Powell (H) won by forfeit. 152–Colton
Schnetzer (H) major dec. Tylar Hansen,
17-5.
North Central Conference Wrestling
Dual Standings
W L
Clear Lake .....................................3 0
Webster City ..................................3 0
Humboldt .......................................2 0
Clarion-Goldfield ............................2 1
Algona ...........................................1 2
Hampton-Dumont ..........................1 2
Fort Dodge St. Edmond .................1 2
Iowa Falls-Alden ............................0 3
Eagle Grove...................................0 3
Nov. 30
Clear Lake 43, St. Edmond 21
Webster City 52, Hampton 24
Algona 63, Eagle Grove 18
Clarion-Goldfield 46, Iowa Falls 19
Dec. 6
Humboldt 39, Algona 28
Humboldt 39, Clarion-Goldfield 32
Clarion-Goldfield , Algona
St. Edmond 54, Iowa Falls-Alden 22
Webster City 70, Iowa Falls-Alden 12
Webster City 43, St. Edmond 32
Hampton-Dumont 55, Eagle Grove
22
Clear Lake 42, Hampton-Dumont 30
Clear Lake 64, Eagle Grove 15
Humboldt Middle School wrestling
(WC), 3:18. Konner Mills lost by fall
in 2:21 to Zane Williams (WC). Tray-
ton Harris won 11-0 over Brayden
Lyman (EG). Ivan Rasmussen lost
by fall in 1:31 to Carlos Lobato (EG).
Cody Linn pinned Evan Ander-
son (EG), 0:31. Dalton Parker lost
4-3 to Lincoln Spellmeyer (WC).
Jaden Kampen lost by fall in 2:18 to
Connor Allison (SE). Jaxon Kampen
pinned Riley Mishler (WC), 0:31.
Gus Arnold pinned Jesse Cherry
(WC), 0:45.
Nathan Wright pinned Jeremy
Smith (WC), 1:11. Miguel Castro
(H) lost by fall to Cooper Lawson
(WC), 1:12. Corey Kasperbauer
pinned Dalton Schaffer (EG), 2:24.
Jerry Pickins lost by fall to Chris-
tion Campbell (WC), 0:50. Zach
Kollmorgen won by tech. fall over
Trey Nelson (WC), 20-5, 3:18.
Jacob Nilles pinned Andrew
Lanae (SE), 2:17. Elijah Torres
pinned Dawson Lalor (EG), 2:55.
Konner Mills lost by fall in 2:21 to
Dylan Peck (WC). Colton Monson
lost 10-5 to Payton Kannuan (WC).
Logan Moser won 9-4 over Lincoln
Spellmeyer (WC).
Cody Krichau lost by tech. fall
to Conner Allison (SE) 20-5, 2:46.
Brandon Johnson lost by fall to Ri-
ley Mishler (WC), 0:19. Gus Arnold
pinned Bryer McCoy (WC), 0:38.
Jose Jimenez pinned Jeremy Smith
(WC), 0:18. Kent Woeste pinned
Jeremy Smith (WC), 0:45. Jacob
Nilles won 8-1 over Trey Nelson
(WC).
Kvan Rasmussen lost 14-8 to
Cade Naughton (SE). Cody Linn
lost by fall in 2:23 to Brandon Peck
(WC). Trayton Harris pinned Dalton
Schaffer (EG), 0:32. Mitch Kampen
pinned Lincoln Spellmeyer (WC),
0:52. Avery Trunkhill lost by fall to
Riley Mishler (WC), 0:32. Nathan
Wright lost 8-5 to Jesse Cherry
(EG). Kent Woeste lost by fall in
1:28 to Cooper Lawson (EG).
Wildcat JV wrestling results
Humboldt’s junior varsity
wrestling team finished third
among six teams in the Fort
Dodge dual tournament last
Saturday, Dec. 8.
The Wildcats lost 42-39 to
Fort Dodge and defeated Perry
58-12 and Webster City 45-30.
Jon Schaffer was 2-1 at 106
while Zane Russell was 0-1 at
113, Chris Witzke 1-2 at 120,
Connor Fiddler 3-0 at 132,
Collin Flick 3-0 at 138, Tate
Illg 2-1 at 145, Malcolm Boyd
3-0 at 152, Ben Hildreth 3-0 at
160, Dylan Applegate 2-1 at
170, Manuel Harris 1-2 at 182,
Austin Stewart 2-1 at 195 and
Dakota Applegate 3-0 at 220.
The Wildcats also competed
in the Algona tournament on
Dec. 7.
Schaffer was 1-1 to finish
second at 106 pounds. Zane
Russell was 3-0 to win at 113.
Chris Witzke went 3-0 to win
at 126. Connor Fiddler was 3-0
to win the 138-pound class.
Malcolm Boyd was 2-1 to
finish second at 145. Tate Illg
was 2-1 for first at 145. Dylan
Applegate was 3-0 for first at
152. Ben Hildreth was 2-1 to
finish second at 152. At 170,
Manuel Harris was 0-2 for
second. Colby Miller was 0-2
to finish third at 182. Austin
Stewart was 0-2 to finish third
at 195. At 220, Dakota Apple-
gate was 3-0 for first-place.
West Fork tournament
Humboldt’s JV wrestlers
competed in the West Fork
tournament in Rockwell on
Dec. 3 and came away with
numerous high finishes, includ-
ing four first-place finishes.
WILDCAT RESULTS
106–Austin Meier, 2-1 record,
1st.
106–Jon Schaffer, 1-2 record,
3rd.
120–Zane Russell, 3-0 recrd,
1st.
126–Chris Witzke, 3-0, 1
st
.
132–Collin Flick, 3-0, 1
st
.
145–Malcolm Boyd, 3-0, 1st.
145–Tate Illg, 3-1, 2nd.
152–Ben Hildreth, 2-1, 2nd.
152–Dylan Applegate, 0-3, 4th.
170–Manuel Harris, 1-2, 3rd.
182–Colby Miller, 1-3, 3rd.
182–Brett Fishel, 2-1, 2nd.
182–Austin Stewart, 2-1, 2nd.
195–Jeremiah Larrabee, 2-1,
2nd.
195–Dakota Applegate, 3-0, 1st.
Humboldt reserve forward Maggy Duffield (40) maneuvers down low with the ball
against Eagle Grove last week in the Wildcats’ victory over Eagle Grove in North Central
Conference girls’ basketball. The Wildcats will host Clarion-Goldfield on Friday, Dec. 14.
Humboldt Independent photo.
The Humboldt Athletic
Boosters will have a pair of
fundraising events during
the home basketball games
against Webster City on the
evening of Friday, Dec. 21.
The annual Hy-Vee chili
feed will be held from 4:30-
7 p.m. in the high school
cafeteria. Cost is a free will
donation. Proceeds go to sup-
port Humboldt athletics.
The basketball pie auction
will be held between the
varsity games with Dave and
Tom Hundertmark conduct-
ing the auction. Last year, the
wrestling pie auction netted
more than the basketball pie
auction.
The wrestling pie auction
will be held on Jan. 3 during
duals against Webster City
and Clear Lake in the Wild-
cat gym.
Proceeds from the pie
auctions also go to support
Humboldt athletics.
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Friday, December 21
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Chili Feed from 4:30-7 p.m. same night
Chili provided by Hy-Vee
Enjoy chili, bid on a pie,
and support Humboldt Athletics
Note: Wrestling Pie Auction will be January 3.
RUTLAND-
OTTOSEN
Churches
ST. MARY’S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Jim Tigges
Humboldt
SATURDAY: 4:30 p.m.,
confessions; 5 p.m., mass.
SUNDAY: 8:30 a.m., con-
fessions; 9 a.m. mass.
ABUNDANT LIFE
CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Non-Denominational
Pastor Gary Goetsch
608 13th Street N.
Humboldt
SUNDAY: 10 a.m., wor ship
service; 6 p.m., Bible study.
TUESDAY: 7:30 p.m.,
prayer time.
LAKE LUTHERAN
CHURCH LCMC
Lutheran Congregation
in Mission for Christ
Pastor Truman Larson
Goldfield
SUNDAY: 9:00 a.m., wor-
ship; 10:15 a.m., Sunday
School.
HAUGE LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Association of Free
Lutheran Congregations
Wayne Almlie, Lay Minister
Goldfield
SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m., Sunday
School and confirmation; 10:30
a.m., worship.
WEDNESDAY: 7 p.m., Bible
study and prayer.
UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
Rev. Tim Rieckhoff-Faris
LuVerne
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m., wor-
ship.
WEDNESDAY: 7:30 a.m.,
Prayer Breakfast; UMW - 1
st
Wednesday of each month.
THIRD THURSDAY: 7
a.m., men's breakfast.
ZION EVANGELICAL
LUTHERAN CHURCH
(MissouriSynod)
Pastor Jason P. Peterson
Deacon Steve Struecker
LuVerne
SUNDAY: 8:45 a.m., adult
Bible classes and Sunday
School; 10:45 a.m., worship.
WEST BEND
APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN
CHURCH
Wayne Fehr, Minister
Wayne Grimms, Minister
West Bend
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m., and 1
p.m., worship ser vices.
FAITH UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Pastor Charles Luers
Pastor Christy Ehrle
Rutland
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m., wor-
ship; 11:30 a.m., coffee fel-
lowship.
ST. JOHN’S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Jim Tigges
Gilmore City
SATURDAY, 7 p.m., mass.
FAITH UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Pastor Charles Luers
Pastor Christy Ehrle
Gilmore City
SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m., coffee
fellowship; 10:30 a.m., wor-
ship.
SACRED HEART
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Jim TIgges
Livermore
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m.,
Mass.
IMMANUEL
LUTHERAN CHURCH
(Missouri Synod)
Rev. Michael Botsford
Deacon Steve Struecker
Livermore
SUNDAY: 8:15 a.m., wor-
ship; Sunday school to follow.
ST. JOSEPH’S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Victor Ramaeker
St. Joe
SUNDAY: 8-8:45 a.m., rec-
onciliation; 9:00 a.m., Mass,
1
st
3
rd
and 5
th
weekend of the
month.
SATURDAY: 4-4:45 p.m.,
reconciliation; 5:00 p.m.,
Mass, 2
nd
and 4
th
weekend of
the month.
THE SHARED
MINISTRY OF ROLFE
Rev. Charles Miller
Rolfe
SUNDAY: 9 a.m., worship;
10 a.m., coffee hour; 10 a.m.,
Sunday School; 10:15 a.m.
adult class – Lord’s Prayer.
ST. MARGARET’S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Andy Hoffman
Rolfe
SUNDAY: 10:15 a.m.,
Mass.
FIRST LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Lay Pastor Dan Buhs
Gilmore City
SUNDAY: 8:45 a.m., Sun-
day school; 10 a.m., worship.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 5B
GILMORE CITY
HUMBOLDT HUMBOLDT ST. JOE
ROLFE
LIVERMORE
BODE
GOLDFIELD
LUVERNE
FAITH UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Pastor Charles Luers
Pastor Christy Ehrle
Rutland
SUNDAY: 9 a.m., worship;
10 a.m., coffee fellowship.
FAITH UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Pastor Charles Luers
Pastor Christy Ehrle
Administrative Office:
107 4th St. N., P.O. Box 647
Humboldt
Daily Dial-A-Devotion
332-1899
Weekly worship services:
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
8:55 a.m. Humboldt
9 a.m. Livermore
10:30 a.m. Gilmore City
10:30 a.m. Rutland
Coffee fellowships:
9:30 a.m. Gilmore City
10 a.m. Humboldt
10 a.m. Livermore
11:30 a.m. Rutland
FRIDAY, Dec. 14
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
9 a.m., bulletin prep, room
20.
SATURDAY, Dec. 15:
Visitor deadline;
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
5:30 p.m., worship, Hum-
boldt center.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16:
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
8:55 a.m., worship, Hum-
boldt center;
9 a.m., worship, Livermore
center;
10-11 a.m., Praise Choir,
Livermore;
10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday
school, Livermore;
10:30 a.m., worship, Rutland
center;
10:30 a.m., worship, Gilm-
ore City center;
11 a.m.-12 noon, Bells of
Faith, room 16;
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ad-
vent Bible study, Rutland;
6:30-7:30 p.m., Advent Bi-
ble study, Humboldt center,
room 24.
MONDAY, Dec. 17:
7 a.m., Sarah Circle, Miller’s
Landing;
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
9 a.m.-12 noon, China Paint-
ers, room 24;
1-9 p.m., Cliff Isaacson,
room 23;
1-3 p.m., China Painters
meeting, room 20;
5-6:30 p.m., DHS, room 24;
7 p.m., Charisma Circle,
room 22.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18:
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
9-10 a.m., Shalom Bible
study, room 22;
10-11 a.m., staffing;
3-5 p.m., Gilmore City ASP;
3:30-6 p.m., G.E.D., room
21.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19:
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Soup
Among the Trees;
2:45 p.m., Sounds of Cel-
ebration;
6-7 p.m., Humbells, adult
choir;
6:15-8:15 p.m., 3:6 Teen
Youth, Morehouse Hall, room
21;
7-8:15 p.m., confirmation
youth, room 30;
7 p.m., Chancel Choir.
THURSDAY, Dec. 20:
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
9:30 a.m., Charity Circle,
Morehouse Hall;
11 a.m.-12 noon, Extended
Care;
12-1 p.m., Advent Bible
study, Gilmore City center;
2 p.m., Mary Circle, room
24;
5 p.m., Joyous Abandon;
5:30 p.m., Rebecca Circle,
Pasquales.
FRIDAY, Dec. 21:
7 a.m., Prayer Group IV,
Miller’s Landing;
8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tree Walk;
8 a.m., Prayer Group 1 and
2;
9 a.m., bulletin prep, room
20.
OAK HILL
BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Doug Wolter,
Senior Pastor
Brian Friedl,
Associate/Youth Pastor
Steph Heinz,
Preschool Director
Humboldt
FRIDAY, Dec. 14: 6 a.m.,
men’s Bible study.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9:15
a.m., Sunday school; 10:30
a.m., worship; 3:30 p.m., Pa-
renting Your Teenager; 4 p.m.,
middle school Bible study;
6:15 p.m., high school Alive/
study.
MONDAY, Dec. 17: 4:30
p.m., Prayer Ministry; 6:30
p.m., Church Board meeting.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18: 7 a.m.,
men’s Bible study; 12 noon,
men’s Bible study.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19:
6:15 p.m., Awana; 6:15 p.m.,
Oak Hill Alive.
OUR SAVIOUR’S
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Gene Broughton
Pastor Matthew Manz
Humboldt
THURSDAY, Dec. 13: 8
a.m., staff devotions; 8:30
a.m., Sewing Day; 9:30 a.m.,
Fort Dodge Forum; 6:30 p.m.,
council meeting.
FRIDAY, Dec. 14: 8 a.m.,
staff devotions; set up stage for
Christmas program.
SATURDAY, Dec. 15: 9
a.m., Christmas program prac-
tice; 5:30 p.m., worship.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 8:30
a.m., Christmas program;
9:30 a.m., coffee; 9:45 a.m.,
Sunday school; 10 a.m., adult
class, Council Room; 11 a.m.,
worship; 11 a.m., NO praise
worship.
MONDAY, Dec. 17: 8 a.m.,
staff devotions; Christmas bas-
kets at fairgrounds.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18: 8 a.m.,
staff meeting; 10 a.m., Bible
study of Revelation; 5:30 p.m.,
Den #1; 6:30 p.m., women’s
Bible study; 7 p.m., Troop
#108, lower level
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19:
6:30 a.m., men’s Bible study;
6:30 a.m., ladies prayer group;
8 a.m., staff devotions; 5:30
p.m., grades fifth-eighth Youth
Game Nite; 6:30 p.m., fifth-
12
th
supper; 7 p.m., Advent
worship; 7:30 p.m., grades
seventh-eighth bowling
Christmas party; 7:30 p.m.,
high school youth; 7:30 p.m.,
Senior Choir.
The radio broadcast for
Sunday, Dec. 16, is sponsored
by Steve and Kathy Hauck in
memory of Wally Hauck.
ST. OLAF
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Steve Bliss
Bode
THURSDAY, Dec. 13: 8
a.m., men’s breakfast; 9 a.m.,
Sewing Day.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9:15
a.m., Sunday school; 10:30
a.m., cantata.
MONDAY, Dec. 17: work
the Food Pantry; 7 p.m.,
Church Council meeting.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18: 8 a.m.,
women’s breakfast; 3:30 p.m.,
Bible study.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19:
work the Food Pantry; 3 p.m.,
confirmation.
THURSDAY, Dec. 20: 8
a.m., men’s breakfast; 1:15
p.m., North Care Center com-
munion; 2 p.m., Mary Martha.
UNITED PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Rev. Sara Hill, Pastor
Goldfield
THURSDAY, Dec. 13: 9:15
a.m., TOPS meeting, Rose
Room, new members always
welcome; 6 p.m., Support and
Recovery, at Crossroads Min-
istries.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9:15
a.m., Sunday school for all
ages; 9:45 a.m., choir practice,
east basement; 10:30 a.m.,
worship, third Sunday of Ad-
vent; 11:30 a.m., fellowship
coffee; 4 p.m., Sunday school
Christmas program, followed
by a light supper.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18: 7 p.m.,
Stewardship, Mission and Fi-
nance meeting, Rose Room.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19: 4
p.m., story time with Renee;
6:30 p.m., Session meeting,
Rose Room; January newslet-
ter deadline.
TRINITY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Pastor Gene Broughton
Pastor Matthew Manz
Rutland - Ottosen
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9 a.m.,
worship – Rutland; 10:30 a.m.,
worship – Ottosen.
HUMBOLDT
THOR
ULLENSVANG
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Darryl Landsverk
Thor
THURSDAY, Dec. 13: 4
p.m., After School Program.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9:30
a.m., coffee and fellowship; 11
a.m., worship, potluck follow-
ing.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19: 6
p.m., Lois Circle.
If you are going to be alone on Christmas Day and want to
have dinner with other people, you are welcome to come to
Faith United Methodist Church, 107 4
th
Street North, Humboldt.
Come and share a meal and fellowship among the Christmas
trees. The meal will be served in Morehouse Hall at noon, on
Tuesday, Dec. 25.
Free will donations will be accepted. Reservations are re-
quired. Call the church office at 332-2083, by Dec. 20.
The Humboldt unit of Unit-
ed Methodist Women had their
monthly meeting Thursday,
Dec. 6, in the Fellowship Hall
of the church. They enjoyed a
warm, tasty lunch provided by
Charity Circle, then a program
about angels.
Lois Ann Johnson spoke
of different times angels are
mentioned in the Bible and
asked the group to consider
the qualities of those particu-
lar angels. She asked the group
Faith United Methodist
Church welcomes all to special
worship services on Christmas
Eve. A variety of worship ser-
vices are available to give you
many opportunities to attend
and experience the joy of the
season.
Times and locations of the
services include:
4 p.m., Humboldt; a “fam-
ily-friendly” Christmas Eve
with Rev. Christy Ehrle;
5:30 p.m., Rutland; an inti-
The Women’s Bible Study groups of Our Saviour’s Lutheran
Church of Humboldt will meet at the following times and loca-
tions:
Evening Bible Study Group: Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m.,
at the church;
Morning Bible Study Group: Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m.,
at Bonnie Olson’s home, 1110 12
th
Avenue SW, with potluck
goodies.
An invitation to
Christmas dinner
Faith United Methodist Church
Christmas Eve worship schedule
OSL Women's Bible Study
schedule for December 18
Group recognizes "angels"
to think of those in their lives
who have been “angels” for
them because of that person’s
aid, or concern, or guidance.
She gave special recogni-
tion to four “angels” in the
group; Diane Cadman, Donnie
Wind, Marla Norman, and Pat
Reefer. Before and during the
program, Carolyn Logan, Deb
Tilton, Dee Coleman, and Lois
Ann Johnson provided music
as well as accompanying the
group as they sang.
mate “small church” candle-
light service with Rev. Charles
Luers;
6 p.m., Gilmore City; tra-
ditional “lessons, carols and
candlelight,” with Rev. Christy
Ehrle;
7 p.m., Humboldt; tradition-
al “lessons, carols and candle-
light,” with Rev. Charles Lu-
ers;
10 p.m., Livermore; a
Christmas Eve candlelight ser-
vice with Rev. Charles Luers.
THE
CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH
OF CHRIST
Lisa Minor,
Director of Christian
Education
Humboldt
THURSDAY, Dec. 13: 3:30
p.m., Girl Scouts; 6:30 p.m.,
Girl Scouts; 7 p.m., Hope Cir-
cle.
FRIDAY, Dec. 14: 4 p.m.,
Outreach and Evangelism.
SATURDAY, Dec. 15: 10-
11 a.m., children’s Christmas
program practice.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16: 9 a.m.,
Sunday school; 9 a.m., Trust-
ees; 10 a.m., worship with Deb
Dahl and children’s Christmas
program; 11 a.m., coffee and
fellowship; 3 p.m., Outreach
basket shopping and pizza.
MONDAY, Dec. 17: 7 p.m.,
Al-Anon.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18: 6 p.m.,
Yoga.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19: 7
p.m., Council.
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1300 13th St. N.
Humboldt
515-332-2571
513 Sumner Ave.
Humboldt, IA 50548
515-332-2953
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Independent Insurance Agent
Humboldt Ins. Mgmt. Assoc., Inc.
“Your GM Country Store”
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Humboldt
515-332-2764
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Gilmore City
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This space is available FREE to any non-profit organization wishing to advertise a money-
making affair or announce a meeting or special public event. Just call the Independent
by Monday noon at 332-2514 for insertion.
NOTE: Please check the meeting dates, times and locations and any other
information. In case of error, please contact the Humboldt Independent at 332-2514.
7 O’Clock Kiwanis, every Monday, Family Table, 7 a.m.
Alanon Humboldt Meeting, Congregational UCC of Humboldt Church, 111 N. Taft St.,
(south door), Monday Evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, every Monday evening, 8:00 p.m. at St. John's Parish
Center, Gilmore City.
Alcoholics Anonymous, every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Humboldt County
Courthouse, Dakota City. Contact Number: 890-9136 or 332-1148, leave
message if no answer.
Alzheimers Support Group, first Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., North Care Center, Humboldt.
American Legion Auxiliary, second Monday, City Hall, Dakota City, 2:00 p.m.
American Legion Post 119, first Monday, Legion Bldg., 7 p.m.
Baptist Rebecca Circle, second Wednesday.
Business & Professional Women, fourth Wednesday, dinner, Vinny's BBQ, 5:15 p.m.
Care Center Family Group, third Monday, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 7:00 p.m.
– September-November and January-June
Co-City Bus Board, first Monday, 7 a.m.
Compassionate Friends of North Central Iowa, second Monday, Algona Library,
7:30 p.m. (use west door).
Congregational UCC Women's Fellowship, first Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
Congregational UCC Women’s Fellowship Circles, third Thursday.
Dakota City Worth While Club, second Tuesday, Dakota City, 1:30 p.m.
Des Moines River Restoration Committee, third Thursday each month, 6:30 pm. at
Municipal Building in Dakota City.
Eastern Star Masonic Lodge No. 195, first Tuesday, Masonic Temple, 7:00 p.m.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Awareness Meetings, second Thursday of each
month, back room of Curves, 1:30 p.m. - questions? call Jodi at 332-1905
Fort Dodge Chapter of Compassionate Friends, second and fourth Tuesday, First
United Methodist Church office bldg., 1002 1st Ave. N., Fort Dodge, 7:30 p.m.
Fort Dodge Singles Dance, first Friday of each month, Eagles Ballroom, 8 p.m.-12
a.m.
Friendly Visitors of Humboldt County, Staff Meeting, 1st Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. at
Phase 1 Humboldt Homes. Board Meeting: 2nd Wednesday, 8 a.m. at Phase 1
Humboldt Homes.
Honey Bee Quilters, first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Our Saviour’s
Lutheran Church.
Humboldt Chapter No. 147 Order of the Eastern Star, second Monday, Masonic
Temple, 7:00 p.m.
Humboldt Chapter of the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society, first Wednesday of each
month, 7:30 p.m., Junior High School media center.
Humboldt County Fair Board, meets at the fairgrounds the first Monday of each
month at 7:00 p.m.
Humboldt County Genealogical Society, first Wednesday, library, 1:30 p.m.
Humboldt County Historical Association, first Monday, Clancy Building, Humboldt
County Museum, 7:30 p.m.
Humboldt County Humane Society, second Wednesday, Pasquale’s, 7 p.m.
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board, second Monday, Sun Room,
Hospital.
Humboldt Garden Club, fourth Tuesday.
Humboldt Historical Preservation Commission, first Tuesday, Humboldt City Hall,
1:00 p.m.
Humboldt Rifle and Pistol Club, second Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Humboldt Rotary Club, Tuesdays, noon, Miller’s Landing.
Humboldt Women’s Club, first Thursday at 7 p.m. (except September and November),
Faith United Methodist Church.
Jaycees, second and fourth Tuesday each month, 7 p.m., Lomitas.
Just For Me, every Wednesday, Faith United Methodist Church, Gilmore City, 7:30
p.m. Exercise video, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 6:45 p.m. Free country
line dancing, Sundays, 6:30 p.m.
Kiwanis Aktion Club, second and fourth Tuesday, 5:15 p.m. at Faith United Methodist
Church.
Lions Club, first and third Tuesday of every month at Vinny's in Dakota City, 6:00 p.m.
LUV Iowa, second Monday, Vinny's in Dakota City, 7 p.m.
Methodist UMW Circles, third Thursday.
Methodist UMW General Meeting, first Thursday.
Noon Kiwanis, every Monday, Vinny's BBQ, noon.
OxBow Chapter of Izaak Walton, second Wednesday, OxBow Shelter House, noon
Royal Neighbors, first Tuesday, noon
Three Rivers Trail Council, 2nd Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., OxBow Lodge.
VFW and VFW Auxiliary 5240 Sing-A-Long, fourth Thursday, North and South Care
Centers, 6:15 p.m.
VFW and VFW Auxiliary 5240, third Wednesday, VFW Hall, Dakota City, 7:00 p.m.
We Weavers Club, third Tuesday.
Weight Watchers, every Tuesday, Senior Citizens Center, Weigh-in 9:00 a.m., meeting
9:30 a.m.; Weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:00 p.m.
Women's Connection, third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., nonprofit group.
Zion Lutheran, Humboldt LWML, second Thursday, Day Circle at 9:30 a.m., Evening
Circle at 7:00 p.m.
6B The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
Nineteen employees of
Corn Belt Power Cooperative,
headquartered in Humboldt,
were honored for service to
the cooperative and received
awards at the company holiday
party Dec. 1, in Emmetsburg.
Recognized were Coleen
Davis, accounts payable; and
Bill Foreman, groundman,
both 35 years; Kathy Saathoff,
billing/accounting analyst; and
Rick Skow, electrical mainte-
nance foreman, both 25 years;
Mike Finnegan, journeyman
electrician; and Kathy Taylor,
Bill Foreman
Coleen Davis
Brian Gibson
Cody Montgomery
Brittany Dickey
Dan Amato Darcy Holland Dennis Anderson Faith Warden
Jennifer Arndorfer Jeremy Stattelman Jon Zeman Kathy Saathoff Kathy Taylor Mike Finnegan
Mike Sutter Rick Skow Ryan Conlon Sue Richardson
Corn Belt Power Cooperative honors long-term employees
vice president, corporate rela-
tions, both 20 years; Dan Am-
ato, shift operator; Darcy Hol-
land, administrative assistant;
and Jeremy Stattelman, line
foreman, all 15 years; Jennifer
Arndorfer, human resources
specialist; Ryan Conlon, jour-
neyman lineman; and Brian
Gibson, SCADA technician,
all 10 years; Dennis Anderson,
IT director; Brittany Dickey,
development finance direc-
tor; Cody Montgomery, trac-
tor operator; Sue Richardson,
administrative assistant; Mike
Sutter, system operator; Faith
Warden, property accountant;
and Jon Zeman, warehouse
clerk, all five years.
Corn Belt Power Coop-
erative, a Touchstone Energy
Cooperative, is a generation
and transmission electric co-
operative that provides power
to 10 distribution rural electric
cooperatives, including Hum-
boldt County REC, and one
municipal electric cooperative.
These utilities provide power
to farms, rural residences,
small towns and commercial/
industrial customers in 41
northern Iowa counties.
By Kirk Hundertmark
LIVERMORE 4-H
BULLDOGS
The Livermore 4-H Bull-
dogs Club went shopping last
Sunday at the new Shopko
Hometown Store, Humboldt.
Everyone brought money and
pooled it together and the 4-H
Club matched it, allowing the
group to purchase $212 of toys
to be given to the Toys for Tots
Foundation. Under the direc-
tion of Janet Berte and Liz
Keller there were nine 4-H
members present. The 4-H’ers
learned about responsibility,
caring and purchasing toys for
children in need this Christ-
mas, with a great feeling of
teamwork, along with know-
ing that they are an important
part of the community by
helping less fortunate children
have a Merry Christmas.
After the fun afternoon of
shopping for toys the 4-H’ers
met at the Carriage House in
Dakota City for a short 4-H
meeting before they headed
out at 6 p.m., on a Dream Car-
riage Ride tour, where they
enjoyed the beautiful Christ-
mas lights of Dakota City, and
Humboldt, by a horse drawn
sleigh. Sleigh bells sounded
as the horses made their way
around town and they all en-
joyed the cold but relaxing
ride!
After the sleigh ride was
over they returned to the Car-
riage House where they had
vegetable beef stew, chili with
grilled cheese sandwiches, hot
chocolate, cider and coffee to
warm them back up from the
ride.
The Livermore 4-H Bull-
dogs Club’s next meeting will
be over Christmas vacation
break where they will be hav-
ing a quilting bee.
LIVERMORE FIRE
DEPARTMENT HELD
TRAINING MEETING
The Livermore Firefighters
held their monthly training
meeting at the Livermore Fire
Station on Monday, Dec. 10.
They welcomed and worked
on equipping new Livermore
firefighters, Matt Metzen,
Mike Crahan and Josh Camp-
bell that were unanimously ap-
proved by the Livermore City
By Chris McKee
SENIOR CENTER
OFFICERS HOST PARTY
The senior citizens of Gilm-
ore City meet weekly to play
cards, games, visit, share sto-
ries, drink coffee, and eat. Ev-
ery month they get together
for a potluck luncheon. During
the month of December the
officers host the potluck. This
year the officers are Connie
Benjamin, Kathy Cavanaugh,
Rosie Christensen, and Rich-
ard “Putter” Jergens.
Anyone over 50 is welcome
to join the Senior Citizens
Group. It is a great way to
meet people, keep current on
what’s happening in town and
have a good time.
If you are not already a
member and are interested in
joining call Putter Jergens at
373-6218 or Connie Benjamin
at 373-6464.
SANTA’S ELF
Christmas always brings
Santa’s elves out to play. And
this year Santa has sent Lela,
a girl elf. She is around town
watching everyone to make
sure they are being good. Tell
Chris at City Hall where and
when you see her and you can
get a special Christmas present
from Lela.
SENIOR CITIZEN’S
DINNER
The Senior Citizen’s Holi-
day Dinner hosted by the
Gilmore City-Bradgate El-
ementary School will be held
on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 12 p.m.
Dinner will be served in the
Wolcott Center (lunchroom)
By Judy Miller
SANTA CLAUS DAY
The Bode Community Club
will hold their annual Santa
Claus Day Saturday, Dec. 15,
at the Bode Community Cen-
ter.
Chicken noodle soup and
chili, along with hotdogs will
be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Santa arrives at noon with
presents and candy for the
children.
Drawings will be held from
the Community Club for hams
and the Legion/Auxiliary will
hold drawings for turkeys.
There will also be a bake sale
held by the Auxiliary.
Everyone is welcome to at-
tend!!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
CONTEST
A Christmas Lights contest
is being sponsored by the Bode
Community Club. Sign up in
the Bode City Hall by Dec. 18,
judging will take place on Dec.
19, at 7 p.m. First place win-
Livermore News
Council meeting held on Dec.
3.
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY
PARTY FOR LIVERMORE
AREA FARMER
A 38th birthday party may
not hold the momentous sig-
nificance that a 30th or 40th
celebration would, but after
all, a birthday is still impor-
tant, as is the person ringing
in the occasion, along with a
good reason to throw a party.
A person of this age is at a
crossroads of sorts, as they re-
main relatively youthful while
approaching middle age. So
with family and friends gath-
ered around a surprise 38
th
birthday party for John Curry
of rural Livermore was held
last Sunday evening at Bar-
ney’s in Livermore, with roast-
ers of food and plenty of other
goodies available.
LIVERMORE DATES AND
EVENTS TO REMEMBER
Livermore Goodwill Trailer
by City Hall, Dec. 10 through
Dec. 16.
Livermore Santa Claus Day
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.,
Livermore American Legion.
City of Livermore Christ-
mas Lighting Contest judging
week of Dec. 17 through Dec.
21.
Gilmore City News
of the Gilmore City-Bradgate
School. There will be a “pick
up” for those who cannot get
a ride but wish to come from
Bradgate at 11:30 a.m.
LIBRARY TALES
New books at the library
include: Merry Christmas
Alex Cross, by James Patter-
son; Killing Kennedy, by Bill
O’Reilly; Notorious Nineteen,
by Janet Evanovich; The Per-
fect Hope, by Nora Roberts;
and The Wedding Quilt, by
Jennifer Chiaverini.
New movies at the library
include: ParaNorman, Brave,
Arthur Christmas, and The
Amazing Spiderman.
Come in to the library to
check out the Christmas dis-
play of boos and movies.
Some new titles are as follows:
A Fool’s Gold Christmas, by
Susan Mallery; A Christmas
Bride, by Susan Mallery; An
Outlaw’s Christmas, by Linda
Lael Miller; Mistletoe Cow-
boy, by Carolyn Brown; Silver
Bells, by Diana Palmer, My
Kind of Christmas, by Robyn
Carr; A Simple Christmas, by
Mike Huckabee; When Snow
Falls, by Brinda Novak; A
Cowboy for Christmas, by
Lori Wilde; and A Magical
Christmas, by Heather Gra-
ham.
Bode News
ner will receive $75, second
place $50, and third place will
receive $25.
ST. OLAF CHRISTMAS
CANTATA
The St. Olaf Lutheran
Church will have their Christ-
mas Cantata “Christmas Seek-
ers” on Sunday, Dec. 16, dur-
ing worship services starting at
10:30 a.m. The Sunday School
students will participate in this
program as well.
HOLIDAY
GARBAGE
PICK UP HOURS
Garbage pick-up days will
be changed to Wednesday
Dec. 26 and Wednesday Jan.
2, due to the holidays.
The Livermore Library
Board met for their monthly
meeting, Friday, Dec. 7. Pres-
ent were Underberg, Haynes,
Ricker, Raney, Landolt, Li-
brarian Aide Nickles, and Di-
rector Streit. President Haynes
called the meeting to order.
The minutes and reports of
last month were read and dis-
cussed. Underberg made a mo-
tion to accept them, seconded
by Raney, and the motion car-
ried. A monetary donation was
given to the library in memory
of Gayle Foth.
The 2013 budget was re-
viewed. Ricker made a motion
to accept the budget, Haynes
seconded, and the motion
carried. President Haynes
will present the budget to the
Livermore City Council at the
Jan. 7, 2013 meeting. Raney
will be in charge of the Janu-
ary Art Board.
The Third Annual Breakfast
with Santa will be held at the
library Saturday, Dec. 22, at 9
a.m., for children 3 years old
to fifth grade.
Remember Santa’s elf is
hiding in the library! Come
see if you can find him. Each
time you do your name will be
entered for a prize. He moves
around to a different hiding
spot every day.
A motion to adjourn was
made by Landolt, seconded by
Ricker, and the motion carried.
After the meeting the board
went out for a Christmas din-
ner at Rustix Restaurant in
Humboldt.
Livermore Library to hold Third
Annual Breakfast With Santa
Citizens State Bank • www.csbfd.com Kathy Stewart
Julie Roethler
Laura Rossow
Heidi Kramer
Kathy Liudner
NON-GMO Soybeans
• 2012 Crop Marketing
• 2013 Competitive
Crop Contracts
Contact Darwin Luedtke • 515-368-1757
OR Dave Wilcox • 507-421-8996
VERIFIED GRAINS, INC.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 7B
Senator Daryl Beall of Fort Dodge, Humboldt County’s new State Senator for
newly formed District 5, met with local constituents last week at Miller’s Landing
in Humboldt. Pictured from left to right are: Dorothea Watnem, Barb Zabel, Kathy
Eck, Jolene Johnson , Dianne Anderson and Sen. Beall. Humboldt Independent pho-
to.
By Carolyn Saul Logan
A recent donation to the
Humboldt Museum by Mari-
lyn Marcellus is a watercolor
and ink composition by Edna
Hall Engquist. Many older res-
idents will remember Edna in
one of her many guises, which
included musician, teacher,
artist and singer.
Edna first came to Hum-
boldt in 1923, the local news-
paper stating, “Miss Edna
Hall of Fort Dodge, arrived
Saturday to begin her duties as
teacher of music and drawing
in the local high school.”
Edna taught art her first two
years but it is for her 12 years
teaching music throughout
the school that many will re-
member her. A whole genera-
tion of school children passed
through the grades and high
school under her supervision.
The result was a great im-
provement in the musical in-
struction of the school. Edna
created choral groups, small
vocal and instrumental groups,
and the high school band. She
produced operettas, bringing
brilliant productions of Gilbert
and Sullivan to the HHS stage.
These operettas were consid-
ered one of the major events of
the school year. She frequently
held a musical festival in the
late spring, at which she pre-
sented all her musical organi-
zations.
Edna was a gifted musician.
She sang in the Methodist
Church choir, played the piano
and gave piano lessons. She
was a graduate of State Col-
lege of Iowa (Cedar Falls) and
the Chicago Musical College,
which was founded in 1867,
and gave over a hundred years
of uninterrupted service to mu-
sic and music education in the
Midwest. It is now part of the
Chicago School of Performing
Arts.
However, that was not the
end of Edna’s talents. She
painted as a hobby and her
work was professional. She
studied art with Robert Halm,
an artist and art educator who
was at one time Director at
Blanden Art Museum in Fort
Dodge; Cathrine Barr, a com-
mercial artist and illustrator
from Weston, CT; and Dick
Cervene. She had a one-wom-
an watercolor show at Blanden
Gallery in Fort Dodge in Janu-
ary of 1954, and the work that
has been donated to the Muse-
um may have been part of that
show.
Edna passed away June 23,
1971, at the age of 76, leav-
ing a legacy of music and art
to Humboldt’s schools and
community. Look for Marilyn
Marcellus’ much appreciated
donation to the Humboldt Mu-
seum next summer.
The Cat Club, organized in 1935, with members,
front row: Anna Altman, Edna Hall Engquist (holding
Cat) and Catherine Osia. Ruth De Witt is standing in
the back. Bernice Smith was also a member of the club.
Submitted photo.
Work of art by Edna Engquist, donated by Marilyn
Marcellus to the Humboldt County Museum. Submit-
ted photo.
Legacy of art at the Museum
Mike Coleman received the Humboldt County Farm Bureau recognition award
at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) annual meeting in Des Moines Dec.
4. IFBF President Craig Hill (left) and Vice President Joe Heinrich (right) made the
presentation to Coleman (center).
Humboldt County Farm Bureau received an outstanding designation for its 2012
programs which help further the story of agriculture to new audiences through
many areas including policy development, policy implementation, communications,
and strengthen the county Farm Bureau.
Other Farm Bureau leaders who attended the annual meeting were Brent Kue-
hnast and Rick Pederson. Submitted photo.
Pocahontas County Deputy Josh Hammen brought
his K-9 Deputy Raini for a demonstration during the
DARE graduation ceremony held Thursday afternoon
for fifth graders at Twin Rivers Elementary School in
Bode. Raini demonstrated how she could easily find hid-
den drugs. Humboldt Independent photo.
Junior Troop #24, Brownie Troop #27 and Daisy Troop #32 recently got together to work on a service project
for the Baby Room for Upper Des Moines. They made crafts and brought a baby item as admission to give to the
UDMO Baby Room. Submitted photo.
Humboldt Community
Schools
Week of Dec. 17-21
Monday, Dec. 17
Breakfast: Egg wrap, ce-
real, juice, milk.
Lunch: Mandarin orange
chicken – HS, chicken sticks
–K-8, brown rice, broccoli,
green beans, wheat roll, mar-
garine, Mandarine oranges,
milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Breakfast: French toast,
sausage, syrup, juice, milk.
Lunch: Rib patty/bun, sea-
St. Mary’s School
Week of Dec. 17-21
Monday, Dec. 17
Goulash, garden salad,
peaches, milk.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Hot Lunch
sonal twisters, carrot coins,
grapes, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Breakfast: Cereal, apple
frudel, juice, milk.
Lunch: Pizza, lettuce,
dressing, green beans, pears,
milk.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Breakfast: Cereal, muffin,
juice, milk.
Lunch: Chili, cheese,
crackers, baby carrots, cinna-
mon roll, applesauce, milk.
Friday, Dec. 21
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza,
cereal, juice, milk.
Lunch: Hot dog, bun, baby
carrots, baked beans, peaches,
milk.
Turkey roll-up, baked beans,
applesauce, carrot sticks, milk.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Macaroni and cheese, gar-
den salad, mandarin oranges,
milk.
Thursday, Dec. 20
Hamburger, tator tots, one-
half of an apple, whole grain
bun, milk.
Friday, Dec. 21
Corn dog, sweet potato tots,
banana, milk.
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8B The Humboldt Independent Thursday, December 13, 2012
Graduation ceremonies were held Thursday afternoon for the 2012-13 Twin Rivers fifth grade DARE (Drug
Abuse Resistance Education). Pictured in front are fifth graders (l to r): Kris Hamilton Shelby Hayden, Amanda
Fulwider, Daxon Debevec and Tanner Myer. Second row: Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger, fifth grader
teacher Miss Menke, role models Ben Jacobson, Michael Gargano, Taylor Weydert, Michael Orness, Principal
Don Hasenkamp, Pocahontas Deputy Josh Hammen and DARE instructor Brian Ricklefs, Chief Deputy with the
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department. Humboldt Independent photo.
By Gary J. Yoch,
Humboldt County FSA
Executive Director
With the 2012 growing sea-
son in the history book and the
last of the crop tucked away
for the winter, many producers
are considering Farm Service
Agency’s marketing loan pro-
gram. December’s 1.125 per-
cent interest rate makes com-
modity loans very affordable!
Loans for 2012 corn and soy-
beans will be available through
the final loan availability date
of May 31, 2013.
CCC marketing loans pro-
vide low-cost funds for cov-
ering current expenses and
prepaying inputs for the 2013
crop year. Humboldt County’s
Humboldt High School
senior cheerleaders Kelsey
Applegate, Alyssa Carlson
and Kenzie Shelgren partici-
pated in the Iowa Cheerlead-
ing Honor Squad, which is a
cheerleading squad made up
of 200 of the best cheerleaders
in the state.
Humboldt cheer coach Kar-
in Thiele made the announce-
ment last week. The trio was
selected for the squad based on
their talent, ability, character
and commitment to cheerlead-
ing.
Humboldt High School senior class cheerleaders Ken-
zie Shelgren (left), Kelsey Applegate (center) an d Alyssa
Carlson were named to the Iowa Cheerleading Honor
Squad, which performed last month at the state football
championships in Cedar Falls. Submitted photo.
HHS girls on Iowa
Cheerleading Honor Squad
The girls practiced for eight
hours straight on Sunday, Nov.
11 before the championships
in Ames to learn the dance,
and then came to Cedar Falls
to practice for four more hours
on a Nov. 15 and three more
hours on Friday, Nov. 16.
The Iowa Cheerleading
Honor Squad peformed dur-
ing the Class 1A and 2A state
championship football games
at the UNI-Dome in Cedar
Falls. The performance was
broadcast live on the local CW
channel.
Grain loans available through May 31, 2013
2012-crop loan rates are $1.84
per bushel for corn and $4.94
per bushel for soybeans. Loan
rates are reduced by 30 per-
cent for commodities grown
on farms that participated in
the ACRE program. Whether
stored on the farm or in a
warehouse, the 9-month CCC
loan rate is determined based
on the county where the grain
is stored.
To apply for a CCC loan,
producers must come to the
FSA office in person to certify
the number of bushels, specify
where stored and provide other
eligibility information for the
loan request. FSA then com-
pletes a lien search, requests
any needed lien waivers, ob-
tains all needed signatures
and disburses the loan. Loans
are typically disbursed within
a few days of the request. Pa-
perwork may be completed in
December for anyone wishing
to delay loan disbursement un-
til after Jan. 1. Loan applicants
wanting to receive their funds
during calendar year 2012 are
encouraged to apply as soon as
possible, as these loans must
be disbursed by Dec. 26.
CALL BEFORE YOU
HAUL! Before hauling farm-
stored grain that is currently
under loan, always call the
FSA office and obtain a mar-
keting authorization. Forget-
ting to “call before you haul”
can lead to costly penalties
for unauthorized removal or
disposition of loan collateral.
If you move farm-stored grain
currently under CCC loan you
need a marketing authoriza-
tion. Bushels under CCC loan
that are fed or disposed of need
to be repaid prior to removing
from storage.
Please remember to check
the condition of your farm-
stored grain. You have worked
too hard producing and storing
the grain to let it go out of con-
dition!
Please contact the Hum-
boldt County Farm Service
Agency at 1301 6
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Avenue
North or by telephone at 515-
332-2456 if you need further
information.
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Legals
Thursday, December 13, 2012 The Humboldt Independent 9B
Board of Supervisor’s Room
Courthouse
December 3, 2012
The Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County, Iowa met at 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd day of December, 2012 with the following
members present: Christianson, Hansen, Mattes, Hett and Haverly. Absent: None.
Moved by Mattes and seconded by Hett to approve the agenda for the December 3, 2012 Board meeting. All voting aye.
Moved by Christianson and seconded by Hansen to approve the minutes for the November 26, 2012 Board meeting. All vot-
ing aye.
Chairman Haverly opened the meeting up for public concerns. Harold Trask was present to discuss with the Board a tile
matter that was taken care of very timely by the Secondary Road department and the Board. He was also concerned with a road
crossing at P66 and C54 and a few recent accidents there, with a suggestion that rumble strips be added. Larry Lane was present
to see if the Board had any further thoughts on the bridge issue discussed last week. Terry Smith was present to ask if Kentucky
Avenue could have the snow plowed from it this winter. No official Board action was taken on any item discussed.
Moved by Mattes and seconded by Christianson to approve change order #3 to Sande Construction for 2011 Humboldt
County Maintenance facilities in Bode and Hardy. All voting aye.
Moved by Hett and seconded by Hansen to approve the substantial completion and final acceptance of the 2011 Humboldt
County Maintenance facilities in Bode and Hardy. All voting aye.
Moved by Hansen and seconded by Christianson to recess as the Board of Supervisors and convene as the Board of Trustees
for DD#7. All voting aye.
Moved by Mattes and seconded by Hett to adjourn as the Board of Trustees for Drainage and reconvene as the Board of
Supervisors. All voting aye.
Committee Reports:
Christianson, Hansen, Mattes, Hett – 11/28-11/30 – Iowa State Association of Counties, Des Moines
Hansen, Mattes – Iowa State Association of County Supervisors, Des Moines
Hansen – 11/28 – Iowa State Association of Counties Board meeting, Des Moines
11/29 – County Case Management Services Board, Des Moines
Mattes – 11/27 – Building & Families, Webster City
11/28 – County Rate Information System, Des Moines
Mattes & Haverly – 11/29 – Community & Family Resources, Webster City
Moved by Christianson and seconded by Hett to adjourn at 9:59 a.m. All voting aye.
Peggy J. Rice Jerry R. Haverly
Auditor Chairman
COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
City of Humboldt
Humboldt, IA
The Humboldt City Council met in
regular session on Monday, December
3, 2012, in the Council Chambers of the
Humboldt Municipal Building. Mayor
Walter Jensen called the meeting to order
at 5:30 p.m. Council Members present:
Goodell, Sleiter, Boomgarden, Rusher,
and Hadar.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the agenda as print-
ed. (5) Ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Sleiter, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the minutes of the
November 19, 2012 regular Council
meeting. (5) Ayes, motion carried.
Motion by Goodell, seconded by Ha-
dar, to approve the Treasurer’s Monthly
Investment Report. (5) Ayes, motion car-
ried.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the claims for No-
vember. (5) Ayes, motion carried.
Ron Riedinger addressed the Council
regarding damage a beaver is causing to
trees in the 9th Street South neighbor-
hood.
Clint Fishel presented the People-
Service monthly reports, including an
update on the water plant renovation
project. He also reported that the sewer
cleaning project is nearing completion.
This being the time and place for the
scheduled Public Hearing to review bids
received for the demolition of public
property, Mayor Jensen opened the pub-
lic hearing at 5:37 p.m.
The City Administrator reported that
three bids were received for the demoli-
tion of the building at 611/613/615 Sum-
ner Avenue. The bids were as follows:
Sande Construction, Humboldt, IA
$223,865
Schau Towing & Salvage, Ida Grove,
IA, $282,000
Beemer Companies, Fairmont, MN,
$378,000
The project engineer has recommend-
ed the award of the contract to Sande
Construction of Humboldt, as the lowest
responsive bidder for the project.
Depending on weather conditions,
work on the project could commence
soon, and the project will be finished by
the end of May, 2013.
There being no more comments or
objections on the bids received for the
demolition of public property, Mayor
Jensen closed the Public Hearing at 5:40
p.m.
The City Administrator reported that
an agreement between the Humboldt
Community School District and the City
has been submitted for the maintenance
and operation of the soccer fields, also
known as the old football field. Com-
munity Foundation Grant funds may be
available for some of the improvements
to the fields.
Motion by Boomgarden, seconded by
Goodell, to authorize the Mayor to sign a
Lease and Joint Operational Agreement
for Recreational Facilities with the Hum-
boldt Community School District for the
use and maintenance of the soccer field
area. (5) Ayes, motion carried.
The City Administrator explained
that overtime pay is owed to the City
Clerk for hours worked between 2004
and 2010. The City Clerk was incorrectly
classified as exempt from overtime pay
requirements during that time period.
According to the Fair Labor Standards
Act and the Department of Labor, that
position is non-exempt.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Boomgarden, to authorize the Mayor to
sign an employee back pay agreement.
(5) Ayes, motion carried.
The Council discussed the possibil-
ity of instituting an annual adjustment
of water and sewer rates to be tied to the
federal Consumer Price Index. It was the
consensus of the Council that this would
prevent larger periodic increases as funds
are needed in the future and directed City
staff to draft the required ordinances.
Motion by Sleiter, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the renewal of a
Class C Native Wine Permit and Sunday
Sales Privilege for Candace Robinson
and Renae Dreyer, d/b/a Humboldt En-
graving and Gifts. (5) Ayes, motion car-
ried.
Motion by Goodell, seconded by
Boomgarden, to approve the hiring of
Kerri Mertz as Administrative Assistant,
effective December 17, 2012. (5) Ayes,
motion carried.
Motion by Sleiter, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the following pro-
posed Resolution No. 2012-134: “A
RESOLUTION APPROVING CON-
TRACT CHANGE ORDER NO. 1
WITH INDUSTRIAL PROCESS
TECHNOLOGY, INC. OF FARGO,
NORTH DAKOTA FOR THE 2012
HUMBOLDT WATER TREATMENT
PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT,
FOR A NET INCREASE IN THE CON-
TRACT AMOUNT OF $14,548.05.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Goodell,
Sleiter, Boomgarden, Rusher, and Hadar.
Motion carried.
Motion by Boomgarden, seconded
by Rusher, to approve the following
proposed Resolution No. 2012-135: “A
RESOLUTION APPROVING PAY ES-
TIMATE NO. 5 FROM INDUSTRIAL
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, INC. OF
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA IN THE
AMOUNT OF $127,292.24 FOR THE
2012 HUMBOLDT WATER TREAT-
MENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT
PROJECT.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Sleiter, Boom-
garden, Rusher, Hadar, and Goodell.
Motion carried.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Hadar, to approve the following pro-
posed Resolution No. 2012-136: “A
RESOLUTION APPROVING PAY
ESTIMATE NO. 1 (FINAL) FROM
BLACKTOP SERVICE COMPANY OF
HUMBOLDT, IOWA FOR THE 2011
15TH STREET NORTH IMPROVE-
MENT PROJECT – SUPPLEMENTAL
CONTRACT, IN THE AMOUNT OF
$5,000.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Boomgarden,
Rusher, Hadar, Goodell, and Sleiter. Mo-
tion carried.
Motion by Goodell, seconded by Ha-
dar, to approve the following proposed
Resolution No. 2012-137: “A RESO-
LUTION APPROVING CONTRACT
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 FROM
BLACKTOP SERVICE COMPANY OF
HUMBOLDT, IOWA FOR THE 2012
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT,
FOR A NET INCREASE IN THE CON-
TRACT AMOUNT OF $6,070.73.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Rusher, Hadar,
Goodell, Sleiter, and Boomgarden. Mo-
tion carried.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the following pro-
posed Resolution No. 2012-138: “A
RESOLUTION APPROVING PAY
ESTIMATE NO. 1 (FINAL) FROM
BLACKTOP SERVICE COMPANY OF
HUMBOLDT, IOWA FOR THE 2012
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT,
IN THE AMOUNT OF $138,336.55,
AND ACCEPTING THE PROJECT AS
COMPLETE AND AUTHORIZING
THE RELEASE OF THE 5 PERCENT
RETAINAGE ($7,280.87) THIRTY
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS AC-
CEPTANCE.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Hadar,
Goodell, Sleiter, Boomgarden, and
Rusher. Motion carried.
Motion by Rusher, seconded by
Goodell, to approve the following pro-
posed Resolution No. 2012-139: “A
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE
BID AND AWARDING THE CON-
TRACT FOR THE DEMOLITION OF
PUBLIC PROPERTY AND AUTHO-
RIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE
CONTRACT FOR THE AFOREMEN-
TIONED PROJECT.”
Roll Call Vote: Ayes – Goodell,
Sleiter, Boomgarden, Rusher, and Hadar.
Motion carried.
Other Items Discussed: City Admin-
istrator – Suggested that the City Council
consider a donation to Larry “The Flag
Man” Eckhardt of Little York, Illinois in
appreciation for the flag display provided
for the tribute to fallen soldier Sergeant
Joseph Richardson. Councilman Rusher
suggested making a donation of $2,500
to Mr. Eckhardt from the Cable Televi-
sion Fund. The City Administrator also
informed the Council that the Hum-
boldt and Webster Counties Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) will
be conducting a training session in the
vacant buildings slated for demolition on
Sumner Avenue. The group will simu-
late a gas explosion incident with mass
casualties, and the equipment they will
be using will block a portion of Sumner
Avenue for a few hours on December
8th. Hadar – Mentioned a New York
Times article regarding local government
efforts to encourage economic develop-
ment.
Motion by Sleiter, seconded by
Boomgarden, to schedule Monday, De-
cember 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., as the date
and time for the next regular meeting of
the Humboldt City Council and to ad-
journ this session at 6:11 p.m. (5) Ayes,
motion carried.
Walter Jensen, Mayor
Attest
Gloria J. Christensen, City Clerk
I-30-1
COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
City of Livermore
Livermore, Iowa
Mayor Connor brought the regular
Livermore City council meeting to order
at 6:35 p.m., on Dec. 3, at the museum.
Crahan, Porter, Jensen and Fredin pres-
ent, Collins absent. After a tour of the
museum, the council reconvened at City
Hall at 7 p.m.
Motion by Porter, seconded by Jen-
sen, to approve the agenda and previ-
ously published minutes. All voted aye.
Motion by Jensen, seconded by Por-
ter, to approve all reports as given. All
ayes.
Public Comment: Citizen received a
census survey.
Motion by Fredin, seconded by Cra-
han, to approve Matt Metzen, Mike Cra-
han and Josh Campbell as new firemen.
All ayes.
Helen Collins discussed proper con-
duct of council members.
Motion by Porter, seconded by Jen-
sen, to approve I and S bill of $8,212.50
for professional services in full. Porter
and Jensen voted aye, Crahan and Fredin
voted nay. Mayor Connor will talk with I
and S about the hours billed.
Aaron Crahan presented a proposal
from Veenstra and Kimm, Inc., from
Mason City for engineering services for
digging a well in the amount of $5,500.
Motion by Jensen, seconded by Porter,
to invite Jason Petersburg to attend the
January meeting. All ayes.
Questions on taxes received for agri-
cultural land in town. Concern raised on
farming machinery on city streets. The
zoning board will be contacted to check
on properties now used for agriculture to
see if they are in compliance and report
back to the council.
Motion by Crahan, seconded by
Fredin, to approve a six month trial pe-
riod to provide a bulk liquid chlorine
feed system for the pool. There is a $100
installation fee, which is refundable with
the purchase of a chemical feed pump for
approximately $500. All voted aye.
Discussion of museum was held. No-
tice will be given to remove any item that
belongs to an individual or family mem-
ber to prepare for selling of the remain-
ing contents and building.
Deputy Clerk Berte presented council
with wage request. Motion by Crahan,
seconded by Fredin, to approve a $.30
per hour increase for all employees ef-
fective July 1, 2013. Crahan, Fredin, Jen-
sen voted aye, Porter nay.
Old business: Mr. Stoebe has sent
another letter on de-annexation. Two
individuals have until December 17 to
respond.
Motion by Crahan, seconded by
Fredin, to approve the following bills:
Bills
General wages .........................$1,823.62
Library wages ............................1,250.37
Maintenance Wages ..................3,450.58
Council/mayor wages ................1,188.80
100 Mini Storage, rental ................45.00
Grassmaster, spraying ..................435.25
Airgas, cylinder rental ....................12.45
Santa Days, donation .....................25.00
American Waterworks, dues ........204.00
Stoebe Law Off., legal fees ..........619.45
B. Woods, training, food ................14.66
Quill, office supplies ......................99.14
Brown Supply, rubber sheets .......186.00
Storey Kenworthy, supplies ...........61.36
Mangold, testing ............................26.00
Humboldt Independent, pubs .......139.30
IRWA Assn., dues ........................200.00
Century Link, phone ....................144.37
US Bank, water test ........................30.35
USPO, postage .............................109.00
Menards, shelves ..........................174.43
Hum Co. REC, utilities(Oct.) ..14,508.49
Arnold Motor, packer repair ..........51.14
IA Util. Board, assessment .............97.60
Treas. St. of IA, sales tax .............940.00
Harry’s Heating, repair ...................81.95
IPERS, retirement .....................1,337.19
City of Livermore, util ..............2,299.19
Northwest, fed/FICA .................2,043.89
Treas. St. of IA/withholding ........308.00
Revenue: General-$21,650.28;
Emp. Benefits-$2,209.15; Road Use-
$2,205.47; Water-$4,178.89; Sew-
er-$3,865.25; Electric-$25,915.91; Gar-
bage-$2,733.12
Meeting adjourned at 8:59.
Robert Connor, Mayor
Jean Larson, City Clerk
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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
City of LuVerne
LuVerne, IA
The LuVerne City Council met in
regular session on Monday, December 3,
2012, at 6:30 p.m., at the LuVerne Public
Library. Mayor Holmes called the meet-
ing to order. Council present were Gene
Frideres, Jim Carroll, and C.P. Patter-
son. Also present were Randy VanDyke,
Mark Kramer, Jerry Kramer, Dale John-
son, and city employees, Scott Hunt and
Marilyn Johnson.
Randy VanDyke, ILRW, reviewed the
financing of the wastewater project. The
USDA loan is $1,372,000, the USDA
grant is $1,509,200, and the CDBG
grant is $299,000. Total project cost is
$3,180,200. VanDyke reviewed the pay
requests to date and the costs of the proj-
ect to date. ILRW will prepare an adden-
dum to the 28E Agreement to clarify the
procedure if the city wants to take full
ownership of the wastewater system in
the future.
Minutes of the previous meeting
were approved as read. Motion by Fri-
deres, seconded by Patterson, to pay all
bills as listed. All ayes. Motion car-
ried. Listed bills: MidAmerican Energy
$936.24, Kossuth Auditor $531.05, Post-
master $8.30, S. Hunt $184.78, ILRW
$50, ILRW $25,198, ILRW $39,804,
1st Responders $440, Ag Source Labs
$22.01, Arnold Motor Supply $16.39,
Bomgaars $97.48, Carroll Implement
$968.47, Century Link $125.67, City of
Algona $48.16, T. Cunningham $50, W.
Dunn $15, Harry’s Heating and Cooling
$92.95, Humboldt Independent $43.45,
IA One Call $3.60, Iowa Rural Water
$200, Kmart $87.96, Kossuth Emergen-
cy Management $117.45, N. IA Lumber
$24.99, Stoebe Law Office $291, Terry’s
Welding $877.37, Payroll $6,810.93.
Claims by fund: General $11,452.93,
Water $590.32, CDBG $65,002, Total
Claims $77,045.25. November re-
ceipts by fund: General $21,768.21,
Road Use $1,439.43, Trust and Agency
$2,487.96, CDBG $65,002, Total Re-
ceipts $90,697.60.
Treasurer’s report and financial report
were accepted as given.
Hunt reported on abuse of the recy-
cling trailer. He also reported on tools
needed at the water shed.
Dennis Holmes was appointed to the
Humboldt County E911 Board.
The second and third drawdowns
have been received from the CDBG
grant. The second drawdown, $25,198
has been paid to ILRW. The third draw-
down, $39,804 has been paid to ILRW.
The fourth drawdown, $21,454, payable
to ILRW, has been signed by the Mayor
and submitted.
Council discussed the property at 209
DeWitt Street. No action taken.
Council discussed automatic locking
doors at city hall or the installation of
cluster boxes for the post office. Council
was in favor of installing cluster boxes
on the city owned lot just south of the fire
station.
Council discussed the official news-
paper for the city. Another local paper
has requested to be considered as the
official newspaper of the city. Council
agreed to keep The Humboldt Indepen-
dent as the official newspaper for the
city.
Jerry Kramer and Mark Kramer ad-
dressed the council regarding a 33’ right
of way issue adjoining their property.
This will have to be researched to de-
termine the legal owner and legal ease-
ments of this property.
Meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.
Marilyn Johnson, City Clerk
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LIST OF CLAIMS
LuVerne Community School
LuVerne, Iowa
Bills - December 2012
Activity Fund
IA Girl’s HS Athletic Union, fee ..$50.00
Sankey, August, JHBB official .......55.00
Tony Beach, JHBB official ............55.00
Activity Fund Total ..................$160.00
Copay Insurance Fund
Jim Fisher, copay reimbursement $41.00
Copay Insurance Fund Total.....$41.00
FLEX Spend CP Fund
Sandy Coyle, FLEX reimb .........$200.00
Jim Fisher FLEX reimb .................34.55
FLEX Spend CP Fund Total ...$234.55
General Fund
Academic Superstore tech ..........$633.48
Aramark Uniform Svcs supplies ..123.36
Avesis Third Party, Vision Ins ......125.28
Carroll Implement, rent ................426.20
CDW Government, Inc.,
computers .............................6,930.00
Central IA Dist. Co., supplies ........16.00
Central IA Water, Inc., supplies ...145.00
Century Link, phone charges .......184.03
Corwith Red Power, Inc., fluids .....30.82
E-Rate Complete, LLC, fee ......1,500.00
Electronc Fed.Tax Payment, FICA
Payable .................................7,725.03
Grant Wood Area Education, fee .500.00
Hartford Financial Svcs Group, TSA
Payable ....................................708.35
Humboldt Independent, pub. ..........60.07
Interstate All Battery Center,
batteries ...................................213.67
IA Div. of Labor Svcs, boiler ins ...50.00
IPERS, IPERS Payable .............5,235.04
ISEBA, Dental Insurance .............778.87
K and H Town-Mart, propane ...3,073.76
Halle Lawson, services ..................58.00
Kobe Lawson, services...................58.00
LuVerne School-FLEX Benefit, FLEX
Benefits ...................................245.00
Charles Merkle, reimbursement .....58.72
MidAmerican Energy, elec. .........573.23
Office Elements, HP 2500 Cy ......376.80
Postmaster, stamps .........................84.15
Prairie Lakes AEA 8, books ...........36.00
Security State Bank, Ach. payroll ..25.00
Tom Fey, reimbursement ..............525.00
Treas., State of IA, State Tax ....1,184.00
United Healthcare Ins. Co., Medical
Insurance ..............................4,392.57
Weekly Reader, books ....................75.50
Wellmark Blue, Health Ins. ..........141.67
Wells Fargo Pay. Remitt, travel ....141.15
LeAnn Wempen, reimbursement....35.00
General Fund Total .............$36,468.75
Management Fund
SU Insurance Company, ins. ......$781.50
Management Fund Total .........$781.50
Nutrition Fund
Dean Foods LeMars, milk ............468.49
Earthgrains Baking Co., food .........81.14
Fareway Stores, food ....................162.14
Fareway Stores, Inc., food..............14.72
Keck, Inc., commodities ..............443.09
LuVerne Comm. School,
payroll ..................................3,263.63
Martin Bros., food .....................1,685.89
Prime Refrigeration Co.,
maintenance ............................304.37
Nutrition Fund Total .............$6,423.47
PPEL Fund
GE Capital, copier lease .............$406.00
Martin Bros., equipment ..............602.00
PPEL Fund Total ...................$1,008.00
District Total ........................ $45,117.27
I-30-1
NOTICE OF PROOF OF WILL,
WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION
Probate No. ESPR010766
THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF MARIE J. DONAHUE
DECEASED
To all persons interested in the estate
of Marie J. Donahue, deceased, who died
on or about October 31, 2012:
You are hereby notified that on No-
vember 30, 2012, the Last Will and Tes-
tament of Marie J. Donahue, bearing the
date of October 20, 1993, was admitted
to probate in the above-named court and
there will be no present administration
of the estate. Any action to set aside
the Will must be brought in the District
Court of the above County within the lat-
er to occur of four months from the date
of the second publication of this Notice
or one month from the date of mailing
of this Notice to the surviving spouse
and all heirs of the decedent and devi-
sees under the Will whose identities are
reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be
forever barred.
Dated this 30th day of November,
2012.
Janelle Groteluschen,
Clerk of Court
Robert E. Lee,
Attorney for Estate,
Arends and Lee
520 Sumner Avenue
P.O. Box 644
Humboldt, IA 50548
Date of second publication: 20th day
of December, 2012.
I-30-2
NOTICE OF PROOF OF WILL,
WITHOUT ADMINISTRATION
Probate No. ESPR010703
THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF NORMA J. NIEMEYER
DECEASED
To all persons interested in the estate
of Norma J. Niemeyer, deceased, who
died on or about February 20, 2012:
You are hereby notified that on July
23. 2012, the Last Will and Testament
of Norma J. Niemeyer, bearing the date
of November 14, 2002, was admitted to
probate in the above-named court and
there will be no present administration
NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S
LEVY AND SALE
IOWA DISTRICT COURT
Court Case #EQCV017977
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
SPECIAL EXECUTION
STATE OF IOWA
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
ss
BANK IOWA AN IOWA
CORPORATION
Plaintiff
vs.
JO MICHELLE RILEY, ALPINE
ASSET MANAGEMENT, CAPITAL
ONE BANK, MIDLAND FUNDING,
U.S.A. AND PARTIES IN
POSSESSION
Defendant
As a result of the judgment rendered
in the above referenced court case, an
execution was issued by the court to the
Sheriff of this county. This execution or-
dered the sale of the defendants real es-
tate to satisfy the judgment. The property
to be sold is described below:
102 5th Street North
Humboldt, IA 50548
The East Twenty and One-half Feet
(20 1/2’) of the South Half of Lot Seven
and the South Half of Lot Eight, in Block
Forty, in the City of Humboldt, Hum-
boldt County, Iowa
The described property will be of-
fered for sale at public auction for cash
only as follows:
DATE OF SALE: January 15, 2013
TIME OF SALE: 9 a.m.
PLACE OF SALE: Humboldt County
Law Enforcement Center, 430 Sumner
Avenue, Humboldt, IA 50548.
This sale not subject to redemption.
Judgment in the amount of
$59,627.79 with accruing interest of
$4,721.86; and interest of $3,528, at 7.5
percent from April 2, 2012; $7,226.14
costs and all other legal costs accruing
by virtue of this writ.
Dated: November 28, 2012
Dean A. Kruger,
Humboldt County Sheriff
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NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL,
OF APPOINTMENT OF
EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
Probate No. ESPR010765
THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT
HUMBOLDT COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF HELEN M. ROPTE,
DECEASED
To All Persons Interested in the Estate
of Helen M. Ropte, Deceased, who died
on or about November 11, 2012:
You are hereby notified that on the
27th day of November, 2012, the last
will and testament of Helen M. Ropte,
deceased, bearing date of the 8th day of
June, 1993, was admitted to probate in
the above named court and that Marcus
N. Ropte was appointed executor of the
estate. Any action to set aside the will
must be brought in the district court of
said county within the later to occur of
four months from the date of the second
publication of this notice or one month
from the date of mailing of this notice
to all heirs of the decedent and devisees
under the will whose identities are rea-
sonably ascertainable, or thereafter be
forever barred.
Notice is further given that all per-
sons indebted to the estate are requested
to make immediate payment to the un-
dersigned, and creditors having claims
against the estate shall file them with the
clerk of the above named district court,
as provided by law, duly authenticated,
for allowance, and unless so filed by the
later to occur of four months from the
second publication of this notice or one
month from the date of mailing of this
notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid)
a claim is thereafter forever barred.
Dated this 27th day of November,
2012.
Marcus N. Ropte,
Executor of the Estate
P.O. Box 85
Thor, IA 50591
Brian R. Johnsen,
ICIS PIN No: AT0003861
Attorney for Executor,
Baker, Johnsen and Sandblom
P.O. Box 337
Humboldt, IA 50548
Date of second publication: 13th day
of December, 2012.
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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
City of Bode
Bode, Iowa
The Bode City Council met in regu-
lar session Monday, December 3, 2012,
at 4:30 p.m., in the council chambers.
Council members McKenna, Robinson,
Dale, and Thilges were present; absent
Fulwider. Mayor Rongved called the
meeting to order. A motion was made
by Dale, seconded by Thilges, to ap-
prove the minutes as published. All ayes,
motion carried. A motion was made by
Thilges, seconded by Dale, to approve
the agenda as posted, all ayes, motion
carried.
Dennis Henrich, from Northern
Plains Regional Collection Center for
Household Hazardous Waste was pres-
ent to discuss a Hazardous Waste Collec-
tion Day for the residents of Bode. This
service may coincide with the annual
clean-up days in Bode. Further informa-
tion will be reviewed by the council and
discussed at a later date.
A letter and map was received from
NewCom. Technologies; stating that on
behalf of the Iowa Health Systems and
its Subsidiary Broadband, they are re-
questing approval for the construction
of a proposed fiber optic cable, the con-
struction would consist of a direct bore
within the city limits, any surface that is
disturbed will be restored to its original
condition. Following review a motion
was made by Dale, seconded by Rob-
inson, to approve this request. All ayes,
motion carried.
This being the time and place at
which the council shall receive oral or
written objections concerning the dis-
posal of real estate land to Humboldt
County:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE
NE1/4 OF SECTION 17; T93N;
R29W OF THE 5TH PM WITHIN
THE CITY OF BODE, HUMBOLDT
COUNTY, IOWA.
A copy of the complete description
is available at the City Clerk’s office.
There were no taxpayers or residents
present at the public hearing, therefore
the council declared that this above land
is no longer used, needed or required for
municipal purposes and that the above
land will be conveyed to Humboldt
County. A motion was made by Thilges,
seconded by Robinson, to adopt Resolu-
tion # 12-2012. A copy of the complete
resolution will be posted as required.
ROLL CALL: AYES; Thilges, Robin-
son, Dale, and McKenna.
A motion was made by Thilges, sec-
onded by Dale, to approve a building
permit to John Klein at 613 6th Street for
a 3rd stall on to the existing garage. All
ayes, motion carried.
The following bills were examined
and approved for payment:
Bills
Monthly Gross Wages .............$5,913.91
IPERS ........................................1,012.67
Fed and FICA ............................1,590.22
Allied Ins., Bond ..........................130.00
Farmers Coop, LP .....................1,014.68
Brown Supply, culvert ..................841.30
Carquest Auto Parts, filters...........129.27
Century Link ................................204.94
Harry’s Heating, furnace repair ......78.00
Humb Ind minutes ..........................41.32
IA Rural Water Assoc., dues ........200.00
Jeff Omann mileage .....................351.87
Mangold Environmental samples .153.00
Nationwide Envir .........................558.46
MidAmerican Energy ................1,184.98
Norm’s General, fuel ....................299.76
Shoppers Supply, water samples ....54.11
Trimark, Exam/Shots ...................431.00
VS Enterprises, Internet ...............126.05
Bode Post Office ............................90.00
Roger Rongved, 6 mo. mileage ....250.00
City of Spencer, garbage ..............500.64
The meeting adjourned a 5:30 p.m.
Becky Struthers, City Clerk
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of the estate. Any action to set aside
the Will must be brought in the District
Court of the above County within the lat-
er to occur of four months from the date
of the second publication of this Notice
or one month from the date of mailing
of this Notice to the surviving spouse
and all heirs of the decedent and devi-
sees under the Will whose identities are
reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be
forever barred.
Dated this 23rd day of July, 2012.
Janelle Groteluschen,
Clerk of Court
Marc D. Arends,
AT#0000550
Attorney for Estate,
Arends and Lee
520 Sumner Avenue
P.O. Box 644
Humboldt, IA 50548
Date of second publication: 13th day
of December, 2012.
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Norm Caldwell, representing the Eastern Star Lodge
#195, is shown presenting a $300 check to Cindy Edge,
principal of St. Mary School. The donation will be used
for tuition assistance. Submitted photo.
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The Humboldt Lions Club recently donated $100 to Merlin Fort to help with the
expenses of his Christmas display. Lion Kay Kollmorgen (left) is shown presenting
the check to Merlin Fort. Submitted photo.
Gilmore City has been se-
lected as one of seven Iowa
communities to participate in
the Iowa’s Living Roadways
Community Visioning Pro-
gram in 2013.
The award-winning pro-
gram integrates technical
landscape planning and design
techniques with sustainable
community action to assist
community leaders and vol-
unteers in making sound and
meaningful decisions about
the local landscape.
The 2013 visioning commu-
nities are Fonda, Gilmore City,
Keota, Lake City, Mapleton,
Ossian, and Shellsburg. The
seven villages in the Amana
Colonies are also participating
in the 2013 program.
The program is sponsored
by the Iowa Department of
Transportation in partnership
with Iowa State University
Landscape Architecture Ex-
tension and Trees Forever, an
Iowa-based nonprofit organi-
zation. In addition, profession-
al landscape architects offer
expertise in creating concep-
tual design plans for the com-
munities.
To qualify for the visioning
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have a population of fewer
than 10,000, existing trans-
portation-related issues and a
committee of volunteers will-
ing to dedicate their time and
talent to the visioning process.
For more information con-
tact Carole Teator, Trees For-
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cteator@treesforever.org.
Vernice Wagner (right) was the winner of this Iowa flag that flew over the
capital on Veteran’s Day. Her name was drawn as a winner at a Democratic Stew
Supper held earlier. She
was presented the flag by
State Senator Daryl Beall
(left) of Fort Dodge, who
is Humboldt County’s new
Senator in newly formed
District 5. Beall has been
a State Senator since 2002
and through re-districting
now represents Humboldt
and Pocahontas Coun-
ties as well as most Cal-
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County. Humboldt Inde-
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