Paul Edward Kehoe, 86, of Callender, died peacefully in his sleep early morning of September 6, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, NE.
Private family mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Moorland. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lohrville. Military Rites will be presented by the VFW Post 1856. Funeral services will be live streamed on the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Paul was born in Webster City on December 12, 1933. He was the son of Leo and Gladys (Goehring) Kehoe who originally resided on a farm near Lohrville, Iowa. At a young age, he moved with his parents to a farm near Callender, Iowa. Paul graduated from Callender High School in 1951 and enlisted in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Achieving the rank of Corporal and an Expert, he was decorated with the National Defense Service, Korean Service, and the United Nations Service medals.
He married Beverly Ann O’Hern, daughter of Harold and Rachel (Harbachek) O’Hern on June 28, 1958 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Moorland, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Callender, IA. In their 62 years of marriage, they welcomed five children, fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Paul’s passion in life was his faith, family, friends, and farming. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his children and his grandchildren’s sporting events, music events, and other school activities throughout the years. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Moorland and member of the Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County. He served on the Consolidated Cooperative Board (Gowrie), he served on Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Parish Council, American Legion, and he was a 4-H Leader.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Gladys Kehoe, in-laws Harold and Rachel O’Hern, brother in law Bernard O’Hern, his sister Mary Jo (Kehoe) Croonquist and her husband Oscar, and son-in-law David Castenson.
Paul is survived by his wife Beverly, his children, Steven Kehoe, Callender, Pat (Christi Herzberg) Kehoe, Ft. Dodge, Paula (Karl) Arnold, Norwalk, Kristi Castenson, Harcourt, and Mike Kehoe, Humboldt; his fourteen grandchildren, Kelsey (John) Wolfe, Kourtney Arnold, Renee (Nate) Sedlacek, Tanner Kehoe, Tucker Kehoe, Kelby Arnold, Trey Kehoe, Katie Kehoe, Curt Castenson, Kayla Arnold, Kolton Arnold, Michaela Kehoe, Morgan Castenson, and Logan Kehoe; four great-grandchildren; Jalya Wolfe, Jordyn Wolfe, Luke Sedlacek, and Brayden Wolfe. Relatives Bruce O’Hern, Marilyn and Patrick O’Gara, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family appreciates the care that was given at the ICU in Trinity Regional Hospital and the staff at Specialty Select Hospital in Omaha, NE. Paul’s final request was to thank family and friends for all of the prayers that were said for him and his family.
Gowrie- Dale E. Carlson, 79, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie with Rev. Jim Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Gowrie Township Cemetery. A visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is in charge of arrangements
Dale is survived by his wife, Diana Carlson of Gowrie, children, Deanna (Dwight) Williams of Miami, FL, Teresa Seger-Yeggy (Karl Lotter) of Elburn, IL, and Dale (Jennifer) Carlson Jr. of Port Washington, WI; 8 grandchildren; and siblings, Max (Mary) Carlson, Jerry Carlson, Rick (Tiffany) Carlson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rial and Rhada (Fowler) Carlson and sister, Denise, and son, John Edward Carlson.
Dale Edward Carlson was born January 14, 1941 in Fort Dodge. He attended schools in Gowrie. On February 4, 1962 he was united in marriage to Diana Anderson at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie. The family made their home in Gowrie. Dale could always be found riding his scooter around Gowrie.
Memorials may be left to family discretion.
Troy M. Locke, 51, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
A visitation and Celebration of Life was held 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at Newark Township Cemetery near Vincent on Monday.
Survivors include son, Trace Locke of Otho, daughter, Isabella Locke, mother, Carol Locke of Fort Dodge, brother, Todd (Lori) Locke of Otho and longtime companion and best friend, Mary Tuel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Locke.
Troy Michael Locke was born on March 5, 1969 in Fort Dodge. He was raised in the Vincent and Otho area and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1987. On April 1, 2000 he was united in marriage to Mary Anne Owen and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. They were later divorced. Troy worked as an automotive mechanic at Carver Motors in Rockwell City for several years and most currently was working at McChesney Auto near Somers.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
By Shari Everhart
The week of rainy weather coupled with the Coronavirus pandemic couldn’t deter plans to celebrate Southeast Valley’s Homecoming, which culminated with Friday, September 11th’s parade, pep rally and the crowning of the king and queen. Homecoming 2020 featured the theme: “Hometown Heroes.”
The weather played havoc all week and up until Friday morning as to whether to stick with initial plans of going ahead with the parade, and holding the pep rally outdoors at the football field. At 11:00 a.m., the decision was made. All would go on as first intended and take place as scheduled.
Homecoming week actually began with a kickoff to the festivities on Sunday evening, September 6th in the form of a movie night at the Gowrie City Park with the showing of the film, “Spiderman: Homecoming”. A meal was available preceding the movie with a free will donation taken. Proceeds were earmarked for Hometown Heroes. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the annual Power Tuff and Powder Puff games had to be cancelled. Instead, the Student Council decided to replace those activities with the movie night in the park. The class that won with the most class members attending were the Sophomores, followed by the Seniors, then the Freshmen, and finally, the Juniors.
Throughout the week, special dress-up days featuring designated themes and daily contests were held as a means to catch the homecoming spirit. Since it was a shortened week due to Monday, September 7th Labor Day holiday, the first dress-up day of homecoming week was actually on Tuesday, September 8th, which was dubbed “Hawaiian Day.” Wednesday followed as “Western Wednesday”; Thursday, “Hometown Hero/Essential Worker Day”; and Friday, “Jag Spirit Day.” As the week of homecoming was designated as “Spirit Week” the dress-up days contributed toward the Spirit Trophy. Two students were chosen from the whole school each day with two points added to their total. Senior Rhett Grandfield and Freshman Creighton Urban were winners of Hawaiian Day. Western Wednesday winners included Seniors Parker Garcia and Lane Fevold. Hometown Heroes/Essential Workers Day held last Thursday had winners Freshman Sheyanne Ackerson and Junior Zach Thompson. Read More...
By Shari Everhart
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2020, is being observed September 20 to 26. This year’s theme is: “Every Farmer Counts.”
Now in 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, the important contribution of the agricultural industry and the men and women who work as farm owners and operators, family members, and hired full-time, part-time and seasonal employees producing the food that feed a growing world population continues to be recognized.
For more than 75 years, the United States has observed National Farm Safety and Health Week by Presidential Proclamation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the first observance into national existence in 1944 in the middle of World War II, noting the importance of American farmers and ranchers to both the war effort and as important partners in national and global peace and prosperity.
The “Every Farmer Counts’ theme has especially been understood first-hand early this year when we began to see lines at grocery stores and occasional shortages of food and other supplies as a result of challenges to our agricultural, food, manufacturing and distribution supply chains. We also witnessed the impact unique workplace health exposures had among migrant, immigrant, and other workers on farms and in related food and meat processing facilities and how illness connected to workplace exposure could affect all of us.
Farmers are clearly critical and are recognized nationwide as being part of a vital and essential part of the economy and workforce even during challenging times. Farming is considered to be the nation’s ‘most dangerous’ occupation as measured by the number of deaths per 100,000 workers. Those who work on farms and ranches experience a fatality rate that is about seven times higher than the average of all workers in the United States, even when those employed in manufacturing, minnig, construction and service industries are included. Read More...
By Shari Everhart
Prairie High School of Gowrie’s first homecoming dates back to Friday, November 1, 1963. That inaugural year saw festivities start at 2:00 p.m. with a parade to the downtown area where a pep meeting was held.
Each of the high school classes furnished a parade entry in addition to several other organizations who also constructed floats for the parade.
A giant bonfire and a pep meeting was held north of what was then the new gymnasium at the school facility. A “Snake Dance” followed the rally making its way to the football field where the hometown team, the Prairie Panthers, faced a strong Dows team at 8:00 p.m.
During the game’s halftime, the homecoming king and queen were crowned and presented to the fans assembled at the game. The royalty reigned over the semi-formal dance held from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight in the old gym with high school alumni invited to attend.
Judged as the winning parade float was the senior class entry which featured a large birthday cake featuring a single candle with the accompanying signage of “Our First Homecoming.”
Crowned King and Queen at Prairie High’s first homecoming were Mike Hunter and Kay Fredrickson. A write-up describing the homecoming couple noted “Kay is the daughter of Mrs. Lucille Fredrickson of Callender, while Mike is the son of the Marvel Hunters of Gowrie.” Homecoming attendants included Jane Swenson, Jennifer Sorenson, Sandy Cathcart, Mary Allice Johnson, Bob Headlee, Douglas Piltingsrud, Tom Nordstrom and Gary Kaufman. Read More...
By Rick Vinsand
Despite stellar individual performances by Emily Jaeschke with 29 assists, Kiersten Fisher who had six kills plus four solo blocks and Madison Lane who contributed with five kills. The Sioux Central team bested the Jaguars at home 25-17, 25-19, and 26-24 in consecutive sets. The Jaguars records is 2-7 overall this first half season. Next up for the Jags is Storm Lake St. Mary’s at home on the 9/22/20.
By Shari Everhart
The Southeast Valley Jaguars football team took to the home field at Gowrie on Friday evening, September 4, as they faced the IKM-Manning team and won in a close contest, 32 to 22.
The season started off with a bang with their first game played against Clarke Community on August 28, but IKM-Manning brought their very best effort to upset the Jags and gave the home team one heck of a game. The main thing Coach Mike Swieter had been saying all week to his players was the visiting team has a great tradition and are very physical. That is exactly what they lived up to all night. IKM-Manning was by far the most physical football team on the field and the Jags may have won the game, but they took a ton of injuries and were beat up in the process. That will affect the Jags moving forward. “We have a lot of kids that need to get healed up fast,” Coach commented after the game.
The game began with IKM starting off with a 3 and out.
Southeast Valley started out much like last week’s August 28th contest by moving the ball and picking up a quick first down. The Jags had a huge run but were called for holding. That was the beginning of a very long night where penalties killed the Jags all night. On the very next play, the Jags were called again for holding and then took a sack and it was 3rd and 44. It wasn’t the way the team wanted to start the game.
IKM then ran 7 plays and punted. Read More...