Thursday, June 26, 2014

6-25-14 Courier News

Courtesy of the Ida County Courier -

  A float with a replica of the Brookmont (Cook) Farm Sales Pavilion was one of
many parade entries in Odebolt's 2014 Creek Days Parade.

Corn trophy: The Cook Corn Trophy is on display at First State Bank in Odebolt. The trophy was discovered during renovations of Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University and is on loan to the Odebolt community until July 25. Here, a couple checks out the trophy and reads some of the history on Brookmont (Cook) Ranch on display at the bank. Don and Dan Etler gave two presentations on the history of Cook Ranch at the First Presbyterian Church Saturday morning. Charles W. Cook purchased 12 square miles of unbroken prairie north of Odebolt for $5 an acre in 1873. It remained Iowa’s largest farm for more than 35 years. In 1904, the Cook Corn Trophy was delivered to Iowa State University. (Courier photos by Deb Loger)

Five generations: Area relatives gathering for a five-generation photo recently are Bess Louise Mitchell of Ida Grove, Sherry Mitchell Thies of Arthur, MaKenzee Cranston Reik, Slater Reik and Mindee Thies Cranston, all of Odebolt. (Photo submitted)

Reunion: The Odebolt-Arthur High School Class of 1966 gathered for a reunion last weekend. Left to right: David Streed of Lafayette, Colo., Sheryl Schroeder Diersen of Odebolt, Ron Boerner of Wamego, Kan., Jean Lippincott Boerner of Ankeny, Ed Jacobsen of Ida Grove, Theron Smith of Ames, Marianne Kitterman Fuchsen of Spencer, Joan Schmidt Swensen of Kiron, Curtis Johnson of Omaha, Neb., Jo Ellen Ferguson Hall of Missouri Valley, Darla Siebrecht of Clive, Sara Jane Christiansen Taylor of Cedar Rapids, Marc Sommerfield of LeMars, Barbara Siebrecht Jensen of Onawa, Jayne Lashier Harter of Ida Grove, Dick McGonigle of Houston, Texas, and Alan Blake of Spirit Lake. (Courier photo by Trey Rohlk)

See the Ida County Courier for the following photos of Creek Days:
O-A Elementary/O-A/BC-IGMS float; the color guard with Odebolt American Roose Post 313 Legion members Mike Carstensen, Bob Leonard, Jeff McDonough and SSG Dathan Loger of A Company 1-168 Infantry; participants in the bean bag toss; Connor Davis participating in the pedal tractor pull; an onlooker checks out an SS El Camino; a Willy’s coupe owned by Tom Woolridge of Ida Grove was one of many cars in the car show; Little Misses Creek Days Lizzy Hoefling (six), daughter of Joey and Christy Hoefling, and Allison Clark (nine), daughter of Tom and Trisha Martin; a float with a replica of the Brookmont (Cook) Farm Sales Pavilion was one of many parade entries; and the Shear Magic Salon and Boutique highlighted this year’s Candy Lane theme. (Courier photos by Deb Loger)

Lundell tour: Lundell Plastics of Odebolt gave Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds a tour of its facility June 11. Lundell Plastics specializes in plastic products for agricultural and industrial use, including augers, various liners and other specialty products. On hand for the tour were, from left, Odebolt Mayor Butch Hemphill, State Representative Jason Schultz, Reynolds, Branstad, Vance Lundell, owner of Lundell Plastics, and Matt Roeder of Lundell’s engineering division. (Courier photo by Mike Thornhill)

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