Legals - Week of 12.13.17

Tuesday, December 12, 2017



Public notice is hereby given, that by virtue of a writ of execution (or Fieri Facias), dated November 8, 2017, issued out of the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Iowa, on a judgment rendered in said Court, on the 30th day of October, 2017, in favor of the United States of America and against Vance Richard Grave and The State of Iowa, defendants, I have, on this 6th day of December, 2017, levied upon the following described real estate, situated in the County of Dickinson and State of Iowa, to wit:


I will, accordingly, offer said real estate for sale, at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash or certified check, on the 10th day of January, 2018, at 11:00 o’clock a.m., at the front door of the Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Said sale shall be subject to any unpaid real property taxes or special assessments.

Dated, this 13th day of
November, 2017./s/ Kathryn M. Hayden KENNETH J. RUNDE,
Plaintiff’s AttorneyUnited States Marshal
Assistant United States AttorneyNORTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA
600 4th Street, Suite 670_

Sioux City, Iowa 51101


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D.O.B. 05/19/2004,
A Child.TO: Randall Rongved, Father of a Child Born on the 19th day of May, 2004.

You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above Court a Child in Need of Assistance Petition concerning the above-named child pursuant Iowa Code Chapter 232. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Travis Johnson, Assistant Dickinson County Attorney, and whose address is 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2509, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360, phone number 712-336-4003.

You are further notified that an adjudicatory hearing has been set for the child in interest and shall be held before the Juvenile Court on January 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the juvenile courtroom of the Dickinson County Courthouse in Spirit Lake, Iowa. If you fail to appear and defend at said time and place, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. You have the right to court appointed counsel if you are indigent.



If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 712-279-6035. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice.

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To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Karen Marie Huffman, Deceased, who died on or about October 18, 2017:

You are hereby notified that on November 7, 2017, the last will and testament of Karen Marie Huffman, deceased, bearing date of September 21, 2016, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Darryn Huffman was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred.

Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, 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 date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred.

Dated November 8, 2017.

s/s Darryn Huffman

Executor of estate

Darryn Huffman

2408 25th Street, Lot 55

Spirit Lake, IA 51360

R. Scott Rhinehart, ICIS PIN No: AT0000666

Attorney for executor

Firm Name: Rhinehart Law, P.C.

Address: 2000 Leech Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

Date of second publication

December, 13th, 2017

Probate Code Section 304

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November 28, 2017 3:00 P.M.


President Boettcher called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.; trustee Rohlfsen, Senn, Hoppe and Camozzi were present.

Trustee Rohlfsen introduced Resolution 2017-20 Corporate Authorization Resolution Authorizing Powers and Limitations of those who have signed within the resolution for the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District accounts at Northwest Bank. Senn Seconded the motion. The roll was taken, and the vote was Aye: Rohlfsen, Senn, Hoppe, Camozzi, Boettcher; Nay: None. The President Declared Resolution 2017-17 duly adopted.

Trustees approved the addition of language to the employee handbook for employee appreciation dinners and bonuses (Hoppe/Rohlfsen) all aye.

Trustees discussed adding GPS tracking units to equipment due to recent theft of contractor’s equipment in the area. Trustees directed Anderson to get bids for all mobile equipment and work on a policy for having GPS system on equipment.

Trustees approved to pay the difference in the settlement costs and actual costs for the Abdallah settlement (Senn/Camozzi), all aye.

Trustees directed Anderson to set up a employee appreciation party and have bonuses ready for approval at the next trustees meeting.

The meeting was adjourned Motion by (Rohlfsen/Senn).


Robert H. Boettcher President Kae Hoppe, Clerk

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Dickinson County Board of Supervisors

November 28, 2017

9:00 A.M. Present are Supervisors Paul Johnson, Tim Fairchild, Vice-Chairperson Pam Jordan and Chairperson William Leupold. Supervisor Mardi Allen present telephonically.

Those present recited The Pledge of Allegiance. Meeting called to order by Chairperson, William Leupold.

Moved by Jordan, seconded by Johnson, to approve the November 21, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes as presented to the board. Roll call vote: Jordan-aye, Johnson-aye, Allen-aye, Fairchild-aye and Leupold-aye.

Moved by Jordan, seconded by Fairchild, to approve the following claims as listed on the Claims Register Listing dated November 28, 2017. Roll call vote: Jordan-aye, Fairchild-aye, Johnson-aye, Allen-aye, and Leupold-aye.



Alliant Energy-$11,789.81

Alpha Wireless -$405.35

Ann Ditsworth-$81.32

Arlene Frerichs-$121.91

Arnold Motor Supply-$181.21

A-Tec Recycling -$798.72

Axon Enterprise -$1,798.60

Beck Engineering -$2,420.00

Black Hills Energy-$469.71


Bob Barker Company -$58.29

Bomgaars Supply -$1,073.52

Boyer Trucks Sioux Falls-$567.08

Brian Goodell-$444.05

Card Service Center-$1,993.96

Carol Pierce-$116.03

Carpenter Uniform Company-$314.70

Central Bank-$32,892.88



Certified Power Companies-$1,746.90

Cintas Corporation-$94.11

Concepcion Valens-Anderson-$94.28

Coyote Motor -$58.95

Craig Prentice-$80.19

Cutting Edge Sales & Service-$25.98

David Barth-$116.56

Denise Sporrer-$172.26

Dermatec Direct-$109.88

Dickinson County Landfill Commission


Dickinson County Secondary Road Dept.-$7.54

Dickinson County Conservation Board


Dickinson County Engineer-$584.65

Dickinson County News-$2,287.44

Don Pierson-$1,204.41

Donna Tielbur-$54.00

Elaine Greer-$155.14

Elizabeth VonEhwegen-$108.19

Emergitech -$40.36

Emmet County Sheriff’s Dept.-$34.50

Employee Benefit Systems-$644.16

Evertek -$46.42


Fick’s Ace Hardware-$193.03

Frank Franek Jr.-$120.00

Fuller & Sons Blacktop Paving-$4,117.50

Govconnection -$241.20

Gretchen Graff-$114.42

Hancor -$1,775.42

Hurlburt Tools-$150.90

HY-Vee Accounts Receivable-$123.32

IA Drainage District Assoc.-$55.00

IA Lakes Electric Cooperation Coop.


IA Lakes Regional Water-$84.67

IA Prison Industries-$701.89


ID Zone-$4,308.00

Industrial Tools & Machinery-$98.04

Interstate All Battery Center-$343.90

Interstate State All Battery Center-$271.00

Iowa Civil Contracting-$278,021.11

Iowa Information -$15.00


Irel Bruns-$117.63


James Kessler-$67.91

Jarrod Fischer-$34.29

Jeanne Sieh-$390.29

Jill Burgeson-Eisenbacher-$274.99

Jim Hitchcock-$155.14

Jon Martin-$246.78

Josh Roberts-$22.26

Julie Cooper-$116.56

June Bruns-$114.96



Keith Rimmer-$131.54

Kris Rowley-$28.82

L & C Tire Service -$762.11

Lake Park Auto Parts-$89.57

Lakes Regional Healthcare-$2,980.31

Linda Bronson-$165.84

Linda Dingel-$90.00

Linda Hemphill-$167.98

Lobe-Tech & Partners -$34.00

Lynn Peterson-$112.28


Marilyn Kessler-$132.61

Marilyn Lewis-$126.19

Mariposa Publsihing-$74.30

Marjorie Ruml-$90.00

Marsha Carlson-$45.00

Marshall & Swift-$349.95

Matheson Tri-Gas-$268.38



Milford Municipal Utilities-$35.63

Milford Welding & Mfg-$58.50

Murphy Tractor & Equipment-$791,100.00

Northern Safety Company-$121.52

Noteboom Implement -$15.55

NW IA Youth Emergency Services


Okoboji Motor -$256.39

Old Republic Surety Group-$2,241.00

One Office Solution-$808.99

Osceola Co. Rural Water System-$120.74

Pam Bonstead-$124.05

Patricia Burke-$135.00

Patricia Graves-$99.00

Paul Johnson-$318.33

Peggy Jones-$111.75

Peggy Rick-$114.42


Ramy Turf Products-$14,920.00

Reekers Cleaning Service -$976.00

Rent All Inc.-$328.00

Roger Vigdal-$40.00

Sackett Law Firm-$1,411.90

Sam Wedeking Excavating-$765.00

Sandra Dotson-$116.56

Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home-$2,382.50

Shaw’s Of Okoboji-$8.24

Silver Lake Park Improv. Assoc.


Snyder & Associates-$27,727.58

Spencer Daily Reporter -$601.33

Spirit Lake Medical Center-$580.00

Spirit Lake, City Of-$38.37

State Chemical Solutions-$196.12

Stewart Construction -$150.00

Sue Haburn-$136.07

Susan Reiman-$90.00

Svoboda Excavating-$275.00

Terril, City Of-$53.20

Thomson Reuters-West-$1,298.50

Town & Country-$605.00



Trans Source-$670.47

Treasurer State of Iowa-$790.00

Treat America Food Services-$14.08

Tri-State Litho-$239.00

True Value-Milford-$45.22

Turner Jenness Funeral Home-$1,500.00

Tyler Technologies -$1,250.00

US Bank-$1,622.48

Valley Contractiong -$5,439.96

Verizon Wireless-$455.91

Verizon Wireless-Lert B-$320.10

Vernice Wahl-$121.38

Viola Hagedorn-$93.21

Warne Chemical & Equipment Co.


World Data Corp-Order Process-$300.00


Shelly Sindt, CEO of Elderbridge Agency on Aging present with the agency’s annual report and funding request for the upcoming fiscal year. The county match request is $2.85/senior, which is an increase of .05 from the previous year. The board will consider the funding request at budget time.

Executive Director of Upper Des Moines, Jamie Whitney present with agency updates and fiscal year 2019 funding request of $18,000. The board will consider the funding request at budget time.

Chairperson William Leupold opened the Public Hearing on the proposed sale of Dickinson County real estate property for public purpose of establishing an archery, trap, and skeet range. Chairman Leupold read several letters against the purchase of the property. Deputy Auditor Gross read several letters in favor of the land purchase. Chairman Leupold closed the meeting. It was moved by Johnson, seconded by Jordan, to approve the sale of 28.6 acres in the SE¼ of the NW¼ of Section 8 in Lakeville Township to be used for the range. Roll call vote: Johnson-aye, Jordan-aye, Allen-aye, Fairchild-aye, and Leupold-aye.

Assistant County Attorney Saunders updated the board regarding the proposed Forbearance Agreement Extension and Second Amendment to Loan Agreements with Vista Prairie at Keelson Harbour, LLC (borrower), Dubuque Bank, and Trust (lender); as dated October 20, 2017. He assured the board that there would be no liability to the county by signing the forbearance agreement. The borrower and lender entered into a Forbearance Agreement and First Amendment to the Agreement on August 31, 2016. The borrower has now requested that the lender continue to forbear for an additional period; the lender has agreed to continue to forbear subject to the terms and conditions of the new amendment, which states that if no forbearance termination event occurs, the forbearance will terminate on May 1, 2018. The County is part of the agreement due to Vista Prairie using the county’s borrowing power at the time of transaction. Moved by Jordan, seconded by Allen, to approve the Forbearance Agreement Extension and Second Amendment to Loan Agreement. Roll call vote: Jordan-aye, Allen-aye, Johnson-aye, Fairchild-nay, and Leupold-aye.

County Engineer Dan Eckert present regarding the consideration of an Agricultural Lease on the Jahn Farm Property that is owned by Dickinson County. Conservation Director, Lee Sorenson, was present with a Power Point presentation on the benefits of leaving the land in its natural state. David Harwood, a joining landowner, was also present and encouraged it to be left as is. The board was in agreement with not leasing the land for agricultural purposes.

Moved by Johnson, seconded by Jordan, to purchase a 0.79 acre parcel of land, from Lloyd Kruse at the price of $25,000.00. The property is located in Section 6 of Milford Township. The parcel of land is adjacent to the new Milford shop and allows for future uses for the Secondary Road Dept. Dickinson County also agrees to pay the cost of updating the abstract. Roll call vote: Johnson-aye, Jordan-aye, Allen-aye, Fairchild-aye, and Leupold-aye.

Moved by Jordan, seconded by Fairchild, to approve the Fiscal Year 2017 County Annual Urban Renewal Report. Roll call vote: Jordan-aye, Fairchild-aye, Johnson-aye, Allen-aye, and Leupold-aye.

The board gave their board and committee reports and non-actionable items were discussed.

There being no further items presented to the board, moved by Fairchild, seconded by Johnson, moved it to adjourn. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned to the call of the Chairperson at 12:04 p.m.

William Leupold, Chairperson

Lori Pedersen, Auditor

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The Okoboji Community School Board Activity Committee met on December 4, 2017 in the Conference Room of the District Administrative Office at 7:00 a.m. Members present: Hansen, Droegmiller, Weaver. Secretary: Sporrer. Administrators: Abrahamson. Visitor: Jon Allen.

President Hansen called the meeting to order at 6:59 a.m.

Weaver/Droegmiller moved to approve the agenda as presented. All yes votes/carried.

Jon Allen discussed the football program with the activity committee.

Weaver/Droegmiller moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:01 a.m. All yes votes/carried. The next regular meeting will be December 11, 2017 in the Conference Room of the District Administrative Office at 5:30 p.m.

Katy Sporrer         Bob Hansen

Board Secretary         Board President

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December 4, 2017


The Okoboji Community School Board of Education met for a Work Session to discuss the Okoboji CSD Assessment Report and GO Bond Information on December 4, 2017 in the Conference Room of the District Administrative Office at 5:30 p.m. Members present: Hansen, Droegmiller, Dodge, Johnson, Weaver. Secretary: Sporrer. Administrators: Abrahamson, Bouse, Downing, Cunningham.

President Hansen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. A roll call of members present was taken with Droegmiller, Weaver, Johnson, Dodge, Hansen present.

Weaver/Droegmiller moved to approve the agenda as presented. All yes votes/carried.

Abrahamson discussed the Okoboji CSD Assessment Report by FEH Design. The board came to a consensus that Master Plan Option A was the preferred plan. Abrahamson also went over GO Bond Election Procedures, Bond Petition and Ballot Language, Bond Schedule and Tax Impact, Timeline and Campaign Do’s and Don’ts. The board agreed on the following Talking Points:

Data Sources - Enrollment & Demographics Study (RSP & Associates), and District-wide analysis (FEH)

Comprehensive School District Project

Ballot Language and Bond Amount

School Campus and Identity

Student Enrollment, including PK

Repurposing Strategy for MS - Assessment and Survey, Developers

Alternative School will become the District Office

Current district office options - Y-kids, Parking, Extended Transportation Building, District storage

Transportation Costs to and from the HS and MS $

Droegmiller/Johnson moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:54 p.m. All ayes/carried. The next regular meeting will be December 11, 2017 in the Conference Room of the District Administrative Office at 5:30 p.m.

Katy Sporrer                   Bob Hansen

Board Secretary            Board President

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Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue Fire Board Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2017, 1800, Okoboji Fire Station

The meeting was called to order at 6:00PM with President Jerry Robinson, Board Member Jerry Thielen, Fire Chief Chris Yungbluth and Assistant Chief Jim Hentges were in attendance. The agenda was reviewed and no changes were made. The consent agenda to include the meeting minutes and bills were reviewed and motion to approve the consent agenda was made by Thielen, seconded by Robinson unanimous approval.


Chief Yungbluth reported the the Okoboji PD defibrillators are being put in place as he meets with individual officers and he only has two left. Chief reported that he did not need to take his stipend early.

New Business

Chief Yungbluth congratulated the following members for years of service: Brittany Spooner 1 year, Jose Barba 3 years, Stacy Hoss 5 years, Todd Krukow 13 years and Chris Yungbluth for 19 years of service. He also provided the call report which included the regular meetings and trainings, 1 fire response and 14 EMS responses. He also reviewed to make sure addresses were current for the Iowa Firefighters association paperwork. He reminded the board members that the Christmas party is December 9th at the Ritz starting around 6 PM. Chief Yungbluth reported that the general membership approved the purchase of a Mavic Pro Drone for the department. Upcoming events were reviewed with the group.

Open Discussion

Board member Thielen inquired about a construction site and if the department was making sure the builder was meeting the fire code requirements. Chief Yungbluth advised that the department is working with the builder to ensure compliance. Chief Yungbluth also reported that the department will be starting a firefighter I in January and he also reported he will be helping to coordinate an Emergency Medical Responder class in Royal starting January. No further discussion was held and the meeting was adjourned at 1825. The next board meeting will be held January 3rd, 2018 at 6:00PM at the Okoboji Fire station meeting room.

November Expenditures

Chris Yungbluth-417.00

Dickinson Co News-35.11


Iowa central comm college-100.00

Iowa Firefighters Association-429.00

Jeremy Hollowell-312.00


Mid Iowa Sales-260.80

Office Elements-47.30

The Boonedocks-199.74

Verizon Wireless-40.01

Midwest Breathing Air-195.10

Alpha Wireless-90.00

Spirit Lake Parts City-49.90


Pixler Electric-125.73


Chris Yungbluth

Fire Chief

Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue

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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa DNR) proposes to evaluate Section 401 Certification for the following project. The Section 401 Certification is the statement that a project will not cause a violation of Iowa’s Water Quality Standards.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Dickinson County proposes to perform grading and culvert replacement on 130th Street along the south side of Welch Lake in S26, T100N, R37W. In addition, riprap will be placed along 40’ of lakeshore. Project application material may be requested by calling Chris Schwake at (515) 725-8399. Anyone wishing to comment on the intent to proceed with Section 401 Certification review must do so in writing by December 29, 2017 (send to Iowa DNR, Chris Schwake, 502 E 9TH ST, Des Moines, IA 50319-0034). All relevant comments will be considered in the review process.

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Notice to Bidders - Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Sealed bids will be received by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for removal of undesirable fish species from lakes listed below. Woo The DNR must receive the Bid before December 21, 2017 2:00 PM Central Time at the Wallace Building, 4th Floor, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. This is a mandatory requirement and will not be waived by the DNR. Any Bid received after this deadline will not be accepted. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to ensure the bid is received prior to the deadline. Email and faxed Bids will not be accepted. The DNR will publicly open Bids December 21, 2017 2:15 PM Central Time at the Wallace Building, 4th Floor, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. However, the names of Bidders who submitted timely Bids will be publicly available after the Bid opening. The announcement of Bidders who timely submitted Bids does not mean that an individual Bid has been deemed technically compliant or accepted for evaluation.

The DNR shall not be responsible for misdirected packages or premature opening of Bids if a Bid is not properly labeled. The United States Postal Service (USPS) does not deliver mail or packages directly to the address provided above but rather to the Capitol Complex Mail Room. Extra time should be allotted for proposals sent by the USPS. Federal Express and UPS shipments and overnight letter/bids to the DNR in the Wallace Building are delivered directly to the 4th floor DNR mailroom. All Federal Express and UPS shipments to the DNR, Wallace Building, are machine-stamped with the date and time to document their receipt by the DNR. If you do not hand-deliver your bid to the DNR mailroom or at its Fourth Floor Reception Desk for date/time-stamping as received, we recommend you consider Federal Express or UPS.

The DNR shall not consider bids if they are not received by the DNR, either at its mail room or at its Fourth Floor Reception Desk, by the time and date described in the Notice to Bidders, regardless of whether the bid was mailed prior to that time and date or whether the bid was received at the Capitol Complex Mail Room or other state government locations prior to that time and date.

Bid documents, including specifications, proposal forms and addenda items for the project are available HYPERLINK “” \h or contact DNR Procurement Officer Michael Gulick at (515) 725-8214 for more information.

The Bidder must submit with its Bid, a Bid Guarantee in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) by either a certified check or cashier’s check made payable to the “Iowa Department of Natural Resources”, which will be forfeited to the DNR if the Bidder is awarded a Contract and fails to execute the Contract within thirty (30) days of Award. The Bid Guarantee must be submitted with the Bid to the issuing officer by the Bidder by the time set for the receipt of Bids. This is a mandatory requirement and will not be waived by the DNR. Any Bid received without the Bid Guarantee will not be accepted. Unsuccessful Bidders Bid Guarantee’s will be returned after the award of Contract(s) or thirty (30) days after the Bids Due date whichever is first.

Browns Lake (Woodbury County)

Five Island Lake (Palo Alto County)

Ingham Lake (Emmet County)

Silver Lake (Dickinson County)

Spirit Lake (Dickinson County)

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