News: Tobacco compliance checks results in zero violations

On November 20, 2014 members of the Boone Police Department conducted tobacco compliance checks within the City of Boone. All businesses possessing a license to sell tobacco were checked for compliance. Of that number, all businesses were found to be in compliance and no citations were issued.
The Boone Police Department appreciates the work that retailers do to prevent tobacco from being sold to minors.

News: Reward offered for info on vandalism to Herman Park Pavilion

On Thursday, November 20, 2014 the Boone Police Department initiated an investigation regarding vandalism at the Herman Park Pavilion. An unknown subject spray painted on several of the walls inside the pavilion causing damage.
A reward of $500.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject or subjects involved. The Boone Police Department is requesting that anyone having information regarding this act of vandalism to please contact the Boone Police Department at 515-432-2525.

News: Iowa Delegates to 2014 National 4-H Congress Announced

Twenty-one 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates to the 2014 National 4-H Congress Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 in Atlanta, Ga. The event, titled “Passport to Excellence,” is the 93rd year of National 4-H Congress.

National 4-H Congress recognizes the delegates’ outstanding leadership and community work and is an opportunity for leaders in 4-H to meet and learn from each other. Congress will include keynote speakers, tours of Atlanta, service work around the city, workshops and an international banquet and formal gala.

“This is one of the highest recognition opportunities for senior 4-H’ers in Iowa,” said Cayla Taylor, campus 4-H youth program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “These youth were selected because they have demonstrated exceptional skills in leadership, citizenship and overall achievement.”

Major donors through the Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsoring the youth delegates’ trip to National 4-H Congress include the Iowa Farm Bureau, Dianna and Richard Colgan, Doris Moeller, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Anne Oldham.

The Iowa delegates are from Adair, Boone, Buena Vista, Clay, Clayton, Dallas, Des Moines, Hamilton, Johnson, Madison, Mills, Sac, Webster and Worth counties.

Jacki Luckstead and Phil Heckman, regional 4-H youth program specialists, will serve as the delegates’ chaperones.

Adair County 4-H’er Shelby Soper, Adair, is the daughter of Mindy and Clint Douglas. An eight-year 4-H member, Soper has been involved in the communication, meat goat, agriculture and natural resources, sheep and home improvement project areas. She has served as treasurer, secretary and vice president of her 4-H club. Soper also has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has influenced me to better myself through communications, leadership, responsibilities and being one’s self,” said Soper.

Boone County 4-H’er Bryce Scott, Pilot Mound, is the son of Rob and Lorna Scott. A seven-year 4-H member, Scott has been involved in the citizenship, agriculture and natural resources, leadership, beef and goat project areas. He has served as historian, treasurer, vice president and president of his 4-H club. Scott has participated in his county 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Boone County 4-H’er Emma Whalen, Pilot Mound, is the daughter of Sean and Bonnie Whalen. A nine-year 4-H member, Whalen has been involved in the leadership, citizenship, communication, rabbit and dog project areas. She has served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of her 4-H club. Whalen has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me many skills that will be useful during college and my future career,” said Whalen. “I have gained leadership and communication skills, organization and time management skills.”

Buena Vista County 4-H’er Anna Marie Ehlers, Storm Lake, is the daughter of Brent and Carol Ehlers. A nine-year 4-H member, Ehlers has been involved in the beef, citizenship, leadership, communication, and visual art project areas.  She has served as reporter, secretary, librarian and photographer for her 4-H club. She also has participated in her county 4-H council, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, and the 4-H Exchange program. Ehlers hosted a 4-H’er from Kansas and visited and hosted a 4-H’er from Japan.

 

 


“4-H has given me access to the university, to research projects, new technology and new friends from across the state,” Ehlers said. “I have learned from all of my 4-H community service and leadership roles that as a youth we can make an impact in the lives of others.”

Clay County 4-H’er Madison Schwenneker, Spencer, is the daughter of Tim and Kristin Schwenneker. A nine-year 4-H member, Schwenneker has been involved in the beef, mechanics, sewing, communication and citizenship project areas. She has served as treasurer, secretary, vice president and president of her 4-H club. Schwenneker has participated in her county 4-H council, area 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me become the person I am today,” said Schwenneker. “4-H has given me several different opportunities.”

Clayton County 4-H’er Keaton Lane, Elkader, is the son of Dan and Peggy Lane. An eight-year 4-H member, Lane has been involved in the communication, photography, personal development, home improvement and citizenship project areas. He has served as recreation leader, photographer, historian and president of his 4-H club. Lane has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“When I joined 4-H, I was not expecting to have such an amazing experience,” said Lane. “4-H has influenced many facets of my life and I have gained leadership, communication and citizenship skills.”

Dallas County 4-H’er Emma Skahill, Earlham, is the daughter of Eldonna Skahill. A nine-year 4-H member, Skahill has been involved in the citizenship, leadership, food and nutrition, photography and home improvement project areas. She has served on the recreation and calendar/planning committees and as secretary and president of her 4-H club. Skahill has participated in state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.


“4-H has made me into the person I am today,” said Skahill. “It has taught me skills that I use in my everyday life and will continue using in my future.”

 

 

 

 

Des Moines County 4-H’er Will DeBerg, Burlington, is the son of Kyle and Nola DeBerg. An eight-year 4-H member, DeBerg has been involved in the communication, citizenship, leadership, clothing, and science, engineering and technology project areas. He has served as recreation leader, photographer, historian, secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of his 4-H club. DeBerg has participated in his county 4-H council and youth committee, area 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Hamilton County 4-H’er Cameron Mitchell, Webster City, is the son of Ted and Janet Mitchell. A seven-year 4-H member, Mitchell has been involved in the photography, science and technology, engineering, dog and woodworking project areas. He has served as photographer, recreation chair, reporter, vice president and president of his 4-H club. Mitchell has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me the chance to explore and develop in areas that interest me,” said Mitchell. “I use the skills that I have gained from 4-H in my daily life and I know that they will continue to benefit me in the future.”

Hamilton County 4-H’er Jenna Short, Webster City, is the daughter of Sherry and Lynn Leksell. A nine-year 4-H member, Short has been involved in the communication, food and nutrition, citizenship, leadership and rabbit project areas. She has served as reporter, photographer, communication leader and recreation leader of her 4-H club. Short has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me become a more outgoing person,” said Short. “4-H has taught me communication, leadership and citizenship.”

Hamilton County 4-H’er Olivia Young, Webster City, is the daughter of Mitch and Colleen Young. An eight-year 4-H member, Young has been involved in the dog, photography, citizenship, leadership and visual art project areas. She has served as historian, reporter, treasurer, secretary and president of her 4-H club. Young has participated in her county 4-H council and youth committee, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has given me many opportunities that I have developed several important life skills from,” said Young. “These skills have benefited me as I have worked with other people in different situations.”

 


Johnson County 4-H’er Kara Schueler, Coralville, is the daughter of Darrell and Kerry Schueler. A seven-year 4-H member, Schueler has been involved in the communication, dog, food and nutrition, photography and dairy cattle project areas. She has served as vice-president and president of her 4-H club. Schueler has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Madison County 4-H’er Elizabeth Nible, Van Meter, is the daughter of Wes and Jill Nible. An eight-year 4-H member, Nible has been involved in the communication, dog, rabbit, photography and visual art project areas. She has served as reporter, recreation leader, secretary and vice president of her 4-H club. Nible has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has done so much for me throughout the years,” said Nible. “It has changed me from a shy girl into someone confident in herself and willing to help others.”


Madison County 4-H’er Victoria Smiley, Van Meter, is the daughter of Stephen Smiley and Lisa Littrell-Smiley. A seven-year 4-H member, Smiley has been involved in the safety and education in shooting sports, communication, food and nutrition, poultry and dog project areas. She has served as banner club chair, secretary, community service committee chair, workshop committee secretary, recreation committee member and field trip committee member of her 4-H club. Smiley has participated in her county 4-H council and state 4-H council.

“4-H has had a great influence on me as a person, as well as in my future plans,” said Smiley. “Through 4-H I have gained many life skills.”

Mills County 4-H’er Sara Schoening, Glenwood, is the daughter of Mark and Juli Schoening. An eight-year 4-H member, Schoening has been involved in the sheep, food and nutrition, consumer behavior and management, personal development, and science, engineering and technology project areas. She has served as recreation leader, historian, reporter, secretary and president of her 4-H club. Shoening has participated in her county 4-H council and youth committee, area 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

 

 

 

 


“4-H has provided me with skills that will help me now and in the future,” said Schoening. “These skills also will be used as I continue my education at South Dakota State University to study Civil and Environmental Engineering.”

Sac County 4-H’er Hannah Feilmeier, Early, is the daughter of Dale and Mary Feilmeier. An eight-year 4-H member, Feilmeier has been involved in the citizenship, leadership, visual art, communication and clothing project areas. She has served as vice president of her 4-H club. Feilmeier has participated in her county 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

Sac County 4-H’er Aubrey Houska, Sac City, is the daughter of Pete and Nancy Houska. A nine-year 4-H member, Houska has been involved in the swine, food and nutrition, clothing, leadership and citizenship project areas. She has served as a first aid leader, vice president and president of her 4-H club. Houska has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“My 4-H experience has been doing what I love most — projects, showing pigs, going on fun trips and meeting new people,” said Houska. “All of these experiences will help me next year in college to meet new people and get involved.”

Sac County 4-H’er Alex Pickhinke, Early, is the son of Steve and Tracy Pickhinke. A nine-year 4-H member, Pickhinke has been involved in the beef, woodworking, food and nutrition, communication and leadership project areas. He has served as Relay for Life games chair, egg hunt chair and woodworking workshops leader of his 4-H club. Pickhinke has participated in his county 4-H council, state 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me to become a better person through communications, leadership and citizenship projects,” said Pickhinke. “Overall, 4-H has helped me to become a better person.”

Webster County 4-H’er Hannah Peterson, Harcourt, is the daughter of Mark and Kim Peterson. An eight-year 4-H member, Peterson has been involved in the clothing, citizenship, food and nutrition, leadership and communication project areas. She has served as historian and secretary of her 4-H club. Peterson has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council, Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me to learn more about myself and develop my future plans,” Peterson said.

 


Worth County 4-H’er Jenna Jorgensen, Northwood, is the daughter of Amy Jorgensen. A five-year 4-H member, Jorgensen has been involved in the horticulture, visual art, photography and woodworking project areas. She has served as treasurer and president of her 4-H club. Jorgensen has participated in the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has helped me come out of my shell and has made me try new things,” said Jorgensen. “I will forever be grateful that I joined 4-H, as it will bring valuable lessons to me as I enter adulthood and the workforce.”

Worth County 4-H’er Kaitlyn Varner, Northwood, is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Moretz. A nine-year 4-H member, Varner has been involved in the citizenship, home improvement, photography, visual art and clothing project areas. She has served as treasurer and vice president of her 4-H club. Varner has participated in her county 4-H council, state 4-H council, and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

News: Man arrested after allegedly displaying gun at fight

On November 19, 2014 Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Benton Street at 2:55 a.m. Dispatch advised there was a fight and a gun had been displayed. Officers arrived at 2:57 a.m. The suspect had left the scene in a white truck prior to officers arriving. Officers located the truck in the 300 block of Story Street at 2:59 a.m. and spoke to the suspect who was the driver. The suspect was found to be intoxicated and admitted to possessing and displaying a handgun during the initial fight call.
The suspect was identified as Elias Lamasters, age 25 of New providence, IA. He was charged with:
1. OWI
2. Carrying Weapons
He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.
An arrest or the filing of charges is not an indication of guilt.

News: Police make two burglary arrests last week

On November 17, 2014 the Boone Police Department responded to two separate and unrelated burglaries that were in progress. In the first incident, Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Story Street at 5:17 a.m. Dispatch advised that a female victim called stating the suspect, an ex-boyfriend, had broken down the door to her residence. He did enter the residence and assault the victim. Responding Officers arrived on scene at 5:20 a.m. and located the suspect who was outside the residence. The suspect attempted to flee from Officers but was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit and struggle.

The suspect in this first incident was identified as Derrick Antoine Slade, age 20 of Oakland, CA. He was charged with:

  1. Burglary 2nd
  2. Assault
  3. Interference With Official Acts
  4. Assault on a Peace Officer

 

He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.

In the second incident, Boone Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Marshall Street at 10:52 p.m. Dispatch advised that a male victim called stating the suspect broke down the back door and assaulted him. The suspect then left and walked southbound on Marshall Street. Responding Officers arrived on scene at 10:54 p.m. The suspect was located walking in the 100 block of S. Marshall Street and was taken into custody.

The suspect in this second incident was identified as Nathaniel Brunk, age 23 of Boone. He was charged with:

  1. Burglary 2nd
  2. Public Intoxication 2nd

He was lodged at the Boone County Jail.

An arrest or the filing of charges is not an indication of guilt.

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