David Henningson, 58, of Sibley, IA was backing a 2009 Chevy K1500 belonging to Osceola County Rural Water System from a parking space in front of Casey’s and failed to see Abby Lammers, 24, also of Sibley, IA who had just pulled up and properly parked her 1998 Ford Crown Vic. Henningson sideswiped the Ford belonging to Lammers. There was no damage to the Chevy and approximately $500 damage to the Ford. No one was injured.
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City Of Sibley Council Agenda
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Sibley will meet in special session on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock AM in the Council Chambers, City Hall.
1. Call to Order, Roll Call
2. Approve Agenda
3. Rail Spur Project
– Resolution to Set a Public Hearing and Letting of Plans, Specifications, Form of Contract and Estimate of Cost and Taking of Bids
– Rail Spur Project Funding
4. Urban Renewal Plan
If you or your group wishes to adopt, you may call the Upper Des Moines Opportunity office at 754-2573 between 9:00 and 3:30 Monday through Thursday. Please be ready with more than one selection as the list is updated continually.
Before you bring the gifts in, we ask that you wrap each item and attach a tag with the family number and which member that gift is for, and also put the family number in LARGE, BOLD numbers on all sides of the container in which you place the gifts. This will help us tremendously! If you want to help but do not care to adopt, we appreciate any donation amount so that we may help families!
Please have all gifts in no later than DECEMBER 17th.
1. - 35. Adopted
36. Disabled lady would like a food certificate.
37. Elderly lady would like a food certificate and a black pair of gloves size xlarge.
Margaret Murphy Horticulture Educator/Local Foods Coordinator
The holiday season is quickly approaching bringing with it family gatherings and gift giving. So, if you are in need of some gift ideas for gardeners, maybe I can help with a few suggestions.
For gardeners who are already missing their garden, give them a kit for starting an indoor herb garden. During the cold months ahead the herbs can provide fresh flavors for savory dishes plus will fill the kitchen with wonderful scents. You can also make your own kit to give. Include containers that are at least four inches in diameter and have drainage holes. Decorate the pots to make them more special. Supply a potting mix and the herbs. There are a number of herbs that do fine indoors such as basil, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, parsley and oregano.
Staying on the herb theme, while shopping, I recently came across a hanging rack for drying herbs. Many gardeners like to dry freshly cut garden herbs and store them for future use. Traditionally, the cut stems are gathered into small bunches and hung upside down in a well-ventilated area. If you know of a gardener who enjoys drying herbs in this fashion, then a hanging rack may be just the ticket. Hanging racks come in a range of styles and designs. They can be as simple as an old, wall-mounted coat rack that needs a new purpose. With a fresh coat of paint, it would make a nice refurbished gift for a gardener or cook. One popular design that I „P„P„P
have seen on several shopping sites for gardeners is a metal, circular hanging rack (available for under $20). The circular rack usually includes six hooks but more can be added. An additional idea is to include a set of small, glass jars with air tight lids for storing the dried herbs.
Looking forward to the next growing season, what gardener wouldn¡¦t benefit from a well organized and fully stocked tool caddy? Caddies can be made from baskets, wooden boxes, buckets or canvass totes. They easily accommodate being personalized for each individual gardener. Fill the caddy with the basics such as a garden trowel, clippers, hand cultivator, weeding tool and gloves. Make sure there is a place to store a water bottle as gardening is often hot and sweaty work. Plus, throw in a tube of sunscreen. Lastly, add items that you know will be particularly appreciated by your gardener friend.
Another item that would fit nicely into a tool caddy is a garden journal. Garden journals offer a great way to keep track of so many things such as timetables for starting seeds, plant profiles, weather, pest control and the numerous tasks to be done throughout the growing season. Gardeners can also record their observations, new things they learn or great ideas they want to employ in the future. Garden journals can be purchased or easily made. Like so many homemade gifts, journals too can be readily personalized for the individual gardener. If you make one to give as a gift consider including a section for sketching. A quick sketch of how the vegetable garden is laid out will make it easier to remember where to rotate certain crops for next year. If giving a journal to a child, include interactive opportunities like recipes to try using the vegetables they grow, or challenge them to see how many garden insects they can record and identify. If you are not sure where to start when it comes to creating a garden journal, many ideas and free templates are available online.
Lastly, if you know a gardener who enjoys a little garden whimsy, give the gift of garden art. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to decorative accents.
For an additional surprise, include with your gift a card embedded with seeds that can be planted indoors for a winter garden or outdoors next spring. A number of companies now offer plantable greeting cards that are available with flower, herb or vegetable seeds.
For any questions, please feel free to contact me at my email email@example.com, by phone at (712) 472-2576 or through your local county Extension office. Happy Holidays, everyone!
Margaret Murphy Horticulture Educator/Local Foods Coordinator
710 North 2nd Avenue East, Suite 103
Rock Rapids, Iowa 51246 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaye Strohbehn, Agriculture Producer and Consumer Education Specialist
Northwest Iowa - The United States Department of Agriculture Census of 2007 shows the number and size of farms in Iowa has continued to decrease, while the average age of farmers continues to increase. Additionally, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicates the world population will reach a record breaking nine billion people by the year 2050 – an increase of close to two billion people worldwide.
With our world population set to reach this record-breaking number, it brings to light the need for our agriculture community to have more individuals engaged in telling the story of agriculture in Iowa. Who better to tell the story of Iowa agriculture than the many agriculturalists who work to provide a safe, wholesome, economical and desirable food product?
To help you prepare your agriculture story and message, I recommend trying the following research-based best practices:
Identify your audience. Ask yourself the following question: Who am I trying to reach with my message? By defining as much as you can about your target audience, you will be better equipped to tailor your message to the needs of your audience.
Determine your purpose and goals. Ask yourself: What impact do I want to make on my targeted audience? For example, is your intent for the audience to increase their awareness and knowledge about your product?
Describe specifically what you want the audience to know about the agriculture industry or the product you represent.
Tailor your message to the audience. Stick to the facts! Use trusted and unbiased research-based information from universities, commodity organizations or governmental agencies. Incorporate consumer preferred language as much as possible into your message. For example, instead of using the word “producer” to describe those that raise our food use the word “farmer” instead.
Listen and learn from consumers and neighbors. By listening to consumers and neighbors in earnest, your message will be received showing the value you bring not only to the agriculture community, but to the product you represent.
Remember to keep your message clear, concise and purposeful. Convey to your audience first the value they gain from your message or from consuming your product. For more information on programs, resources or guidance on educating and communicating your agriculture story to consumers and neighbors, contact me at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.
While we have already published a story about Sibley-Ocheyedan graduate Steven Brockshus being selected for national FFA office, we received this press release today from the National FFA Organization and decided to share it:
Iowa FFA member, Iowa State University student elected Central Region vice president of 2013-14 National FFA Officer team
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013/National FFA Organization) – Steven Brockshus of Iowa was to say the least an active high school student.
At Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Sibley, Iowa, he was active in concert, marching and jazz bands. He was a choir member and performed as lead in several high school plays and musicals. Brockshus was a member of the varsity football, wrestling and track teams. And he belonged to groups including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, 4-H and more.
“I joined so many activities in high school to find out where I belonged,” he said. “While I didn’t feel out of place in any of them, I found something special in FFA.”
FFA inspired Brockshus, he recalls. “The organization itself is empty without people. FFA creates an atmosphere in which anyone can find their place, regardless of background, family structure, age, skin color, language or accent.”
Brockshus was elected to the 2013-14 National FFA Officer team as Central Region vice president at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Other members of the team are Brian Walsh of Virginia as president, Mitch Baker of Tennessee as secretary, Jackson Harris of Alabama as Southern Region vice president, Wes Davis of West Virginia as Eastern Region vice president and Jason Wetzler of Oregon as Western Region vice president.
Originally from Sibley, Iowa, and today an agricultural education and global resource systems major at Iowa State University, Brockshus previously served as Iowa FFA Association president and northwest state vice president. In high school, he served as his FFA chapter’s reporter and secretary.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as National FFA officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern and western regions of the country.
National officers commit to a year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.
After graduation from Iowa State, Brockshus hopes to develop agriculture, teach and be involved in missionary work in a third-world country to encourage community development, spur innovation and motivate people in need.
“I am excited to help members find their belonging by serving as a role model, unconditionally loving every person I meet,” he said. “I want to make every interaction a moment of positive influence by being vulnerable and sharing my passion.
“I hope to foster an atmosphere of belonging in every member I come in contact with while serving as a national officer. I want to empower members by creating opportunities for self-discovery and express the value of living in the moment with every interaction.”
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The Iowa State Patrol reports that Niki Cooper of Sheldon was eastbound on Highway 169, three miles south of Fort Dodge in a 2005 Chevy SUV. Forrest Van Dorn of Polk City, Iowa was northbound on Highway 20, driving a semi.
The trooper says Cooper started across Highway 169, traveling east to enter the onramp to eastbound Highway 20, after stopping at the stop sign. The report says she failed to see the approaching semi from the south and collided with the semi.
Cooper and four passengers in her vehicle, Cody Cooper, Nic Bomgaars, and Dominic Sievert, all of Sheldon; and Jake Roos of Ashton, were transported to Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. They were treated and released.
The semi driver was not injured.
The preliminary report from the State Patrol does not say how much damage the vehicles received.
The accident remains under investigation.
The KIWA / Dave’s Auto Wash Veteran’s Day car wash has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 13th, from noon till 3 pm at Dave’s Auto Wash on Sheldon’s westside. The car wash is free for all veterans and active duty personal or their
This is but a small way Dave’s Auto Wash and KIWA Radio can thank our area’s military for their service to this great country.
Click the play button below to hear the chamber report.
You can get more information by going to sibleyiowa.net or by calling the Chamber at 712-754-3212.
According to Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA Reporter, Katie Willemssen, Steven Brockshus, a graduate of Sibley-Ocheyedan High School has been elected as National FFA Vice-President from the Central Region. He was named National Vice President at the 86th Annual FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday.
Former Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA advisor Mike Earll says Brockshus was the first Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA member to be elected Iowa’s State FFA President in 2012 and now is the First S-O member to be elected to National FFA Office. Earll says he believes Brockshus is the first Iowan to be elected to National FFA Office since 2000. Only six young people are elected from the entire National FFA Organization annually.
Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA member Josh Wagenaar gives us a little background on Brockshus.
Brockshus’ term began on Sunday at the National FFA Convention.