Jim Dowling, 76, of Bedford, Iowa passed away on Saturday, October 17th, 2020 with his family by his side. Private family funeral services were held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30am at Cummings Family Funeral Home. Interment with Military Rites were held at Fairview Cemetery following the funeral.
James Leonard Dowling was born March 24, 1944 in Lake City, Iowa to Louis Dowling and Charlotte (Leonard) Dowling. He graduated from Cedar Valley High school in Farnhamville, Iowa in 1962.
After serving 4 years in the Navy, he met and married Marian Wendland on June 7, 1969. In 1971 they moved to the family farm south of Farnhamville where they lived and worked together for 20 years. Jim returned to college, and earned a degree in Nursing Home Administration. He first served as the administrator of the West Bend Care Center for 2 years, and then settled his family in Bedford where he served as the administrator of Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center until his retirement.
He was a man who always put his family first. He had a strong faith in God and a love for the farm. Although his life took him to other places, his heart never left the farm. He also greatly enjoyed fishing with family and friends and working outside in the yard.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Marian Dowling for 51 amazing years, and the proud father of seven children and 23 grandchildren: Dave (Kim) Dowling of Sidney; Kenzie, Avery, & Alyssa; Lisa (Mike) McCarty of Ames; Josie, Zeke, Luke, Gabe, & Isaac; Matt (Heidi) Dowling of Greybull, WY; Cole & Gabby; Mark (Amanda) Dowling of Bellevue, NE; Aidan, Merrick, Xander, & Marshall; Rose Mary (Jason) Ross of Huxley; Abbey, Jacob, Gracie, Lane & Zack; Julie (Ryan) Johnsen of Huxley; Cash, Jack, & Henry; Gina (Mike) Gassman of Bernard; Lucy. Survivors also include one brother, Dan (Rose) Dowling of Palisade, CO, and sister-in-law, Connie (Don) Heim, of Ames.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents; Louis and Charlotte Dowling; and brother, Charles Paul (Johnny).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to All Aboard for Kids (www.allaboardforkids.com). All Aboard for Kids is a nonprofit organization started by Jim’s daughter Lisa and her husband, Mike, to support kids with autism. Memorials may also be directed to the family to be used at their discretion. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.cummingsfamilyfuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Callender, Betty Ann Lane, 89, died Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society Manson.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Callender with Pastor Greg Stano & Pastor Deb Stano officiating. Burial will be in Callender Cemetery. A visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the church until the time of the service. Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.
Betty is survived by her husband, Paul Peterson; daughters, Susan (Greg) Anderson; Nancy (Alan) Burger; Jeannie (Karl) Streit all of Gowrie; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Treva) Burk of Smithville, MO; sisters, Karen (William) Kurth of Lake City and Shirley (Tom) McShane of Valley, NE.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mabel (Allen) Burk; husband, Robert Lane; son, Kevin Lane; sister, Lois Spencer and granddaughter-in-law, Angela Burger.
Betty Ann Burk was born October 7, 1931 in Lake City. She graduated from Lohrville High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Lane on November 12, 1950 in Lake City. The made their home and raised their family in Callender. Betty provided in Home Health Care for many years. Robert passed away on September 18, 2009. She then married Paul Peterson in 2010. Betty was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Gowrie’s Federated Women’s Club and Our Saviours Lutheran Church. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and her Saturday morning coffee group.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Gowrie – Everett J. Hade 94, was ushered into the arms of his loving Lord and Savior on Friday, October 9, 2020 in Fort Dodge. Private Family Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gowrie, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial of casket will be at Gowrie Township Cemetery, with Military Flag Presentation conducted by American Legion Peterson Post #431 of Gowrie. A Public Visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, until service time. Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; daughters, Carol Hade, Maxine Hade, and Sandra Hade, all of Gowrie; son Timothy Hade of Ft. Collins, CO; grandson Joel Hade of Ft. Collins, CO; brother Richard (Darlene) Hade of Ames; sister Evelyn Whitehill of Bellevue, NE; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clemens and Esther (Swanson) Hade; brothers, Arnold and Vincent Hade; son Joel Allyn; and daughter Esther.
Everett Joel Hade was born February 1, 1926 at Harcourt, Iowa and was raised on a farm near Gowrie. He graduated from Gowrie High School, with the Class of 1944. On February 22, 1945, Everett was drafted into the United States Army during World War II, where he served in the Philippine Islands as a cook. He spent the remainder of his military service in the post occupation Japan where he made several Japanese friends. He was honorably discharged on November 29, 1946. Everett met Joyce Johnson on a blind date in August of 1950. They were united in marriage on February 3, 1952 and celebrated 68 years together. Everett spent many years as a cattle herdsman before moving to Gowrie where he worked at Farmers COOP Elevator as a truck driver. He retired in 1988. Everett’s specialties were making Swedish rye bread and Christmas cookies. He loved gospel and country music, and western books and movies. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Church Choir.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis club presented the 3rd grade classes in Southeast Valley Dayton with dictionaries. This is the thirteenth year that the Kiwanis members have provided dictionaries to the 3rd graders.
Dictionaries were also donated to St. Paul Lutheran School 3rd graders, Manson NW Webster, Prairie Valley Farnhamville, Community Christian School and St. Edmond’s 3rd graders.
By Shari Everhart
A huge blade on one of the wind turbines located near Paton recently broke off. The incident reportedly happened on Thursday, October 15. This is the second time in as many months a huge blade has broken off from its turbine in Central Iowa.
No one was hurt in the latest occurrence. This apparently follows a similar event taking place in mid-September when another blade broke off from a turbine near Adel and crashed landed into a corn field.
According to authorities,the blades on these wind turbines weigh about 18,000 pounds and are 177 feet long.
Mid-American officials said such incidents are extremely rare but acknowledge even one incident is unacceptable and note that in both cases, the blades were equipped with a specific type of lightning protection system.
Information as to the cause of why these blades broke off was not released.
By Shari Everhart
The Gowrie POET Refining ethanol plant has been providing a much-sought-after product that has been in short supply since the pandemic: sanitizing supplies.
The sanitizing product produced by POET is scentless, all-natural, 80% proof, and close enough to be considered medical grade. According to POET spokesman Wael Sanduka, the sanitizer was created during the pandemic to help others especially schools, daycares, and hospitals. “When we hear about the mitigation (efforts) schools are doing, we wanted to help right away,” Sanduka said. “We’re not looking for a product, (we) just want to help the community.”
The Gilbert school district was searching for a sanitizing product for teachers to use throughout the day. Through a staff member at the school, it was learned that a hand sanitizer was being developed at the Gowrie plant. A sample was acquired for use in a spray bottle.
According to Lynne Reid, media specialist at the the Gilbert school district, “It probably wasn’t the end of the day (after using the sample) before her calling me and going, ‘Okay, so the teachers around me want this.’” Read More...
By Shari Everhart
The Southeast Valley Jaguars football team moved on to the Sweet 16 by defeating the Belmond-Klemme Broncos in a game played on a cold Friday evening, October 23 on the home field.
The Jags had two weeks off to prepare for Belmond-Klemme and it was either going to pay off or they were going to be rusty. There was no rust for the Jaguars! They took care of business the entire game.
Southeast Valley started with the football and found themselves with a 4th and 2 on the 23. In this big of a game, one has to punt it 99 out of 100 times. So the Jags had worked on a fake punt and gave it a try. It was very risky, but Lathe Muench got the fake snap from Aaron Graves and picked up 8 yards for the first down. This was huge for the Jaguars because they went on a 13-play scoring drive after that first down and took 8 minutes off the clock. They were all runs from Kolson Kruse and Muench with great blocking from the line. Here were the runs: 8-4-5-3-10-5-7-6-9-4 (the line was starting to take over the game just in this drive) and then Krue ran it in from the 1 for the touchdown. Muench pounded in the 2-point conversion and Southeast Valley took the lead, 8 to 0.
The Broncos came right back o a 14-play drive and scored, but the Jags defense stuffed the 2-point conversion. The score was then, the Jags, 8, and Belmond-Klemme, 6. Read More...
By Coach Jaeschke
The junior high cross country season concluded with the Twin Lakes Conference Meet last Saturday morning at Pocahontas. The jaguars again showed great improvements with six runners posted personal best times. As you read these race times, realize that the junior high race distance for both the girls and boys races is two miles. Aryanna Will finished 9th place in the girl’s race with a time of 14:47. This was a 1 minute 35 second improvement over her previous best race time. Gavyn McGuire placed 10th in the boy’s race with a time of 14:24. The runner who had the greatest improvement during this meet was Ryan Stewart, who improved his time by 1 minute, 39 seconds, running the course in 19:58. Other runners who improved their times were Kenzie Richardson with a 50 second improvement and a time of 17:05; Bretton Farnham, who had a 45 second improvement with a time of 17:03; Hailey Ress, who had a 32 second improvement with a time of 16:26; and Caden Kaltschnee, whose time of 15:02 was a 5 second improvement. Other runners that day and their times were Cole Lundgren at 14:51; Ethan Tucker at 16:09; Drew Dorsey at 16:42; Ryleigh McFarland at 18:00; Chloe Lambert at 18:35; Drew Lundgren at 19:57; and Devynn Wilson at 18:35. Read More...