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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, August 26, 2010 Polk County Conservation Activities Did you know that Iowa was once covered almost exclusively with prairie? Although most of this land- scape has disappeared, a few remnants still remain. Spend Saturday morning, Sept. 4, gathering seeds from a native prairie in Polk County. Groups and families of all ages are encouraged to participate in this yearly harvest. Participants should report to~ the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt Sand Hill Prairie parking lot by 9 a.m. The harvest will conclude by 11 a.m. The Sand Hill prairie is located one-half hour northeast of Des Moines off Highway 65. Travel north on Hwy. 65, past Bondurant, to NE 112th Street. Turn left and go to NE 118th Avenue. Turn west onto NE 118th and travel one-half mile to the small parking lot on the south side of the road. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, sturdy shoes that can get wet and gloves. A Polk County Conservation naturalist will present two free public monarch tagging programs Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Jester Park Lodge and Sunday, Sept. 12, from 2-3:30 p.m., at Fort Des Moines, Shelter #1. This program is geared towards families and will include an educational presentation, monarch tag- ging and releasing. All ages are welcome. Join Polk County Conservation for a guided kayak trip down a mystery Iowa river Frida3~ Sept. 10. The river will remain a secret until the morning of the trip. The only way you'll find out where we're going is to sign up. Participants will depart from Jester Park at 8 a.m. and return to the same location by 5 p.m. Bring food and drink. The cost is $35 per person. Pre-registration is re- quired by September 3. Space is limited. Minimum age is 16. To register, go online to www.mycountyparks.com. Contact Polk County Conservation at 515-323-5300 with questions. Participants must have prior kayak experi- ence. If you've always wondered the secret to catching a catfish, join a Polk County Conservation Ranger Thurs- day, Sept. 16, at the Yellow Banks Park boat ramp from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn about catfish biology, what and when they eat, where to find them and more. Try out some hands-on fishing following the program. Bring your fishing pole if you have one, along with bug spray, chair or bucket, and flashlight or lantern. This program for all ages is sponsored by Polk County Con- servation and requires a $5 pre-registration fee. All par- ticipants over 16 years of age must havea fishing li- cense. Registration deadline is September 9. Register online at www.mycountyparks.com. For directions to Yellow Banks Park, go online to www.leadingyououtdoors.org. Never heard of geocaching or always wanted to give it a try? Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt in- volving the use of GPS. Join Polk County Conservation Saturday, Sept. 18, at Easter Lake Park Shelter #2, for a Geocaching 101 program. The event runs from 10-11:30 a.m. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you at Easter Lake Park. GPS units will be available for use. Participants must be eight years and olden Participants should meet at Shelter #2. Pre-registration and a $5 fee is required by Septem- ber 10. Step into the past with a tour of Van Buren County's densely populated Amish and Mennonite communities Wednesday, Sept. 29: Tour stops include Dutchman's Store, Historic Hotel Manning, Whispering Pines Win- ery, Lacey/Keosauqua State Park, Bentonsport National Historic District, Bonaparte Pottery and the Milton Creamery. Participants will depart at 7 a.m. from the Prairie Meadows Parking Lot #1 and return by 6:30 p.m. to the same location. A trip fee of $55 is required. This fee in- cludes transportation, meals and tour fees. Register for this trip by September 15, by going online at www.mycountyparks.com. For more information on any of the above activities contact Polk County Conservation at 515-323-5300. A Freight Brokerage Company Nationwide Service for Vans, Reefers and Flatbed Trucks Call Elite when you want your shipments handled the right way. Craig Warfield 800-289-1240 Area Contest Winners From State Fair Competition A number of Warren County residents Participated in various contests and competitions at the 2010 Iowa State Fair. Following are some of the Norwalk area winners which have been reported to us bY State Fair officials. Listed are the name of contest and division, name of the contestant and placing. Cowgirl Queens: Jessica Taylor, Granger, was crowned Junior Cowgirl Queen and Rachel Jenkins, Honey Creek, was crowned Senior Cowgirl Queen.-Junior Cowgirl attendants included Jessica Ackerson, Indianola, and Kaitlynn Rinkert, Prole. C & H Classic Iowa Canned Jellies: Blackberry - Terri Sindair, Cumming, 2; Elderberry - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 2; Black Raspberry - Frank Stuffiebeam, Indianola/3; Rhubarb - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 3; Strawberry - Terri Sinclair; Cumming, 2; Combination of Two Fruits - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 3. C & H Classic Iowa Jams: Goose- berry - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 2~ Peach - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 3; Wild Plum - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 1. Photography Salon: USA Places - Mike Amfahr, Indianola, 2; Plants & Flowers - Carmen Struth, Truro, 3; Superintendent's Choice, Youth Color - Holly Anne McKinney, St. Charles. Fine Arts Competition: Adult Divi- sion, Fiber - Janet Bergeron, Norwalk; Pastels - Linda D. Mark, Indianola. Junior Division Competition of the Adventureland Park: Snickerdoodles - Collin Blanchard, Indianola, 2; Molasses Cookies - Collin Blanchard, Indianola, 3; Monster Cookies - Olivia Blanchard, Indianola, 3; Fudge (no nuts) - Sara Bennett, Norwalk, 2, and Collin Blanchard, Indianola, 3; Chocolate Brownies (no nuts) - Collin Blanchard, Indianola, Honorable Mention. Intermediate Diidsion Adventureland Park competition: Chocolate Cake (one layer) - Sidney Miller, Indianola, 1; All Butter Cookies - Kaitlyn Van Patten, Indianola, 1; Ethnic Cookies - Sidney Miller, Indianola, 2; M&M Cook- ies - Sidney Miller, Indianola, 1; Creations with Cake Mixes - Alexandra Bennett, Norwalk 2; Special Treats for Santa - Kaitlyn Van Patten, Indianola, 2; Fruit Muffins - Kaitlyn Van Patten, Indianola, 2; Dip for Chips - Sidney Miller, Indianola, 2. Dahl's Canned Vegetables competition: Tomato and Vegetable Juice Blend - Joshua Sinclair, Cumming, 3. Famous Dave's Canned Relishes Contest: Pickle (Sweet) - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 2; Rummage - Terri Sinclair, Cumming, 3. Key Lime Challenge: Lana Ross, Indianola, first place ov~erall; Amy Fuson, Indianola, 3. Oenology (Grape Wines): Sweet Red Flight I - Graham Smith, Prole, 1; Homegrown Grape Dry Red - Richard WhitlocK Indianola, tie for 1. Non-Grape Wines: Fruit Sweet - Graham Smith, Prole, 2; Berry Sweet - Richard Whitlock, Indianola, tie for 3; Stout - Matthew Meleher, Norwalk, 2. Iowa Wine Commercial: Summerset Winer)~ Indianola, earned double-gold status with its Harvest White wine. Silver winners - Summerset Winery, Indianola, for Vidal, Summerset Winer3~ Indianola, for Vign01es and Summerset Winer~ Indianola, for DeChaunac; Bronze Winners - Summerset Winery, Indianola, for Frontenac Rose. Breakfast Breads to Get Your Day Going: Quick Breads - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Rolls & Breads - Kathy Dee, Indianola, 2. Healthy Beef Appetizers: Linda Asbille, Indianola, 2. Appetizers Using Bisignano Italian Dressing or Bisignano BBQ Sauce: Linda Asbille, Indianola, won top honors. Coach's Rhu- barb: Emma WhitlocK Indianola, 1. Suzette's Candies: Fudges Other Than Named - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Peanut Brittle - Emma WhitlocK Indianola, 1. Stan's Bread Pudding: Amy Fuson, Indianola, 1, and Emma Whitlock, Indianola, 3. King Arthur Flour Bread: Raisin/Cinnamon - Heidi Blanchard, Indianola, 1; White - Emma WhitlocK Indianola, Honorable Mention; Focaccia - Heidi Blanchard, Indianola, 3. Ivy's Quality QuickBreads and Muffins: Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, Reserve Sweepstakes; Fresh Fruit (apples, oranges, etc.) - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Cheese Bread - Emma Whitlock, Indianola, 2; Apricot Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Nut - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Cranberry Bread (without nuts) - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Vegetable (zucchini, car- rot, etc.) - June Walker, Truro, 3; Pumpkin (with nuts) - Emma Whitlock, Indianola, 3; Pumpkin Raisin - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Pumpkin Date - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Cake Mix Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1; Corn Meal Muffins - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Quick Bread Other Than Named - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3. Smile in Every Aisle Cakes: Marjorie Rodgers of Indianola was awarded Reserve Sweepstakes honors. Coco- nut - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1; Cake Mix Fix-Up - Amy Fuson, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Coconut Cake with Lemon Filling - Emma WhitlocK Indianola, 3; Bundt - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Raw Apple - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1; Pound (unfrosted) - Janet Sinclair, Indianola, 2; Creations with Cake Mixes - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Carrot (frosted) -Janet Sinclair, Indianola, 1; Chiffon - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Any Fruit - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3. Tone's Cinnamon Rolls: Sticky Caramel - Amy Fuson, Indianola, 2; Non-Traditional - Amy Fuson, Indianola, 3. Bill Riley's 51st Annual Iowa State Fair Talent Search: Sprout Division (ages 2-6) - Maggie Wood, 6, Norwalk Baton, and Allison Lester, 4, Norwalk Tap Dance; Junior Division (ages 6-14) - Grace Wood, 8, Norwalk Baton Show Twirl; Senior Division (ages 15-21) - Paige Curtis, 18, Norwalk, Dance/Twirl. Woodcarving: Caricature (painted or unpainted) - David Franklin, Norwalk 1; Human Figures - Caricature (painted) - David Franklin, Norwalk 1; Miniatures - David Franklin, Norwalk, 1; Seasonal Decorative- Randall Pleva, Cumming, 3; Other Animals (painted or unpainted.) - David Franklin, Norwalk Honorable Mention. Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions: Duck Calling (ages 4-16) - Michael Moede, 12, Norwalk 3. Mrs. Grimes Chili Cookoff: Non-Traditional - Lana Ross, Indianola, 2. Holiday Cookies and Desserts" Janet Sinclair, Indianola, Honorable Mention. Midwest Living Cookie con- test: Molded or Pressed, Peanut Butter - Lana Ross, Indianola, 2; Thumbprint - Lana Ross, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Spritz - Deb Miller, Indianola, 3; Filled Cookies - Marge Krahn, Norwalk 3; Peanut Blossoms - Lana Ross, Indianola, 3; Rice Krispies - Deb Miller, Indianola, 2; Fruit Drop (dried fruit) - Deb Miller, Indianola, 3; Sour Cream - Lana Ross, Indianola, 1; Unfrosted Other Than Named - Deb Miller, Indianola, 2; Cookies Made With Honey - Laura Snell, Norwalk, 3; Other Than Named (frosted or unfrosted) - Lana Ross, Indianola, 1; Cake Mix Fix-up Cookies, Drop or Shaped (frosted or unfrosted) - Deb Miller, Indianola, 1; Ethnic Cookies, Oriental - Amy Fuson, Indian01a, 2. Chuck E. Cheese's Ugliest Cake competition: Theme (junior ages 7-11)- Hanna Bedwell, New Virginia, 2. Chiquita Banana Bread: Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, second place overall and first for Banana Nut Bread. Foods Made With Honey: Quick Breads, Muffins - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Fruit Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Cheese Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Zucchini Bread - Maqorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Nut Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Cranberry Bread - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1; Honey Butter - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1; Cookies -Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Barbeque Sauce - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2; Salad Dressing - Amy Fuson, Indianola, 3; Granola - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3; Dessert Other Than Named - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 3. It's Soy Amazing contest: Desserts - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 2. Impossible Recipe: Impossible Lasagne Pie - Linda Asbille, Indianola, 1. Favorite Healthy Pasta Dish: Emma Whitlock, Indianola, 3. Puckerbrush Pot- luck contest: Bread - Lana Ross., Indianola, 1; Dessert - Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, 1, and Lana Ross, Indianola, 2. Iowa's Best Pot Pie: Lana Ross, Indianola, 3, and Linda Asbille, Indianola, HOnorable Mention. Frances Miller's Famous White Bread contest: Emma Whitlock, Indianola, 3. Special Breakfast Muffins: Marjorie Rodgers, Indianola, top honors. Fabric and Threads Crochet: Doily (less than 14 inches, white or ecru) - Keri Crowley, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Dresser Scarf or Runner - Keri Crowley, Indianola, 2; Tablecloth (over 54 inches in diameter) - James W. Harryman, Indianola, Honorable Mention; Holiday Decoration - Wynona Bohemann, Norwalk, 3. Fabric and Threads Counted Thread Techniques: Duplicate Stitch - Nancy Delay; Indianola, 2. Fabric and Threads Hand Knitting: Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, was awarded Best of Show; Pullover Sweater (1 color, coarse yarn) - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, 2; Cardigan Sweater (1 color, coarse yarn) - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, Honorable Mention; Cardigan Sweater (2 or more colors, fine yarn) - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, Honorable Mention; Socks/Slippers (1 color) - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, 3; Scarf - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, Honorable Mention; Shawl (lace) - Victoria Wickham, Norwalk, 1; Shawl (other than lace) - Beth Porter, Peru, Honorable Mention. Concluded p.13