Thursday, August 28, 2014

Courier News

Courtesy of the on-line 8-27-14 Ida County Courier,

Engstrom donates history books to schools
O-A/BC-IG football game parking

Fans attending O-A/BC-IG home football games this season are advised that parking will take on a new look.

All parking areas that have been used for parking in the past will be available with exception of the field north of the high school parking lot. The field is closed due to the construction of the ballfield complex.  School officials say their number one request would be for fans to car pool if possible.

Once the spots in the high school parking lot and along the road to the parking lot are taken, fans may park on the road south of the football field. There will be a ticket booth available at the south gate (near left field on the baseball diamond).

Additionally, Horn Physician Clinic has agreed to allow fans to park in their lot, with shuttle bus service available up until game time.

If you have questions on parking availability please call the high school at 364-3371.

Aug. 29 Cherokee
Sept. 5 away at Lawton-Bronson
Sept. 12 West Monona
Sept. 19 away at AHST (Avoca)
Sept. 26 Ridge View
(Homecoming) Oct. 3 IKM-Manning
 Oct.10 away at Missouri Valley
 Oct.17 Underwood
 Oct.24 away at Treynor
•Games start at 7 p. m
•Home games are in Ida Grove.

Irwin receives Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award

Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp presented 88 Iowa farm families with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award during a ceremony at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 13.

Jim Irwin of Arthur was a recipient of the award.

The award is a joint effort between the Governor, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources to recognize the efforts of Iowa’s farmers as environmental leaders committed to healthy soils and improved water quality. This is the third year for the award program and to date more than 200 families have received recognition.

Winners were presented a certificate as well as a yard sign donated by Monsanto and a commemorative program provided by The Nature Conservancy. Hagie Manufacturing sponsored a recognition luncheon following the ceremony. Bob Quinn from WHO Radio served as the master of ceremonies.

Winners were chosen by a selection group representing both conservation and agricultural groups.

Wall Lake teens die in accident

Bailey Jacobsen, 16, and Lindsey Quirk, 16, both of Wall Lake, died of injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Aug. 23 at 1:17 a. m. on the Sac/Carroll County line.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, Jacobsen was northbound on Birch Avenue, driving a Chevy Impala, and Trevor Feauto, 17, of Wall Lake was westbound on 400th/100th Street driving a Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup collided with the passenger side of the Impala. The pickup landed on its side in the north ditch of the intersection, and the car landed in the northwest bean field.

Feauto and his passengers were located at a residence, west of the collision site. The investigation continues by the Iowa State Patrol. Assisting at the scene were the Carroll County Sheriff’ Of ice, Sac County Sheriff’ Of ice, Breda Fire and Rescue, Wall Lake Ambulance, Carroll County Medical Examiner’s Of ice, Farber and Otteman and Performance Towing.

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