Prairie Trails Dental Clinic welcomes Dr. Wickwire
Wayne County Hospital welcomes Dr. Ashton Wickwire, D.D.S., to the Prairie Trails Family Dental Clinic. She will join Dr. John Scieszinski and begin practice on July 16.
"Dr. Wickwire’s enthusiasm and interest in her work is admirable," commented Scieszinski. "We are fortunate to have this opportunity to expand the practice and know she will provide exceptional care for her patients.”
Dr. Wickwire, a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, was recognized for her high academic performance. She is licensed by the Iowa Dental Board. She was awarded her bachelor of arts degree from Luther College in Decorah, graduating Suma Cum Laude in 2009. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School in her home state of Wisconsin.
Wickwire has volunteered her time to numerous service groups including Give Kids A Smile, Iowa Mission of Mercy, Iowa City Free Dental Clinic, Adopt a Highway roadside cleanup, Big Brother, Big Sister Program and the Ronald McDonald House.
Her leadership positions have included the American Student Dental Association, Iowa chapter fundraising chair; American Association of Women Dentists, class representative; Delta Sigma Delta, philanthropy chair. She is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity.
Other activities have included intramural softball, volleyball and soccer at the University of Iowa, and collegiate track and field while at Luther College. She was a member of the Pediatric Dental Club and also found time for dental student research.
She and her husband, Kyle, are looking forward to settling in Corydon and are interested in becoming involved in the community.
The public is invited to an open house at the Prairie Trails Dental Clinic 4-6 p.m. July 17 to meet Dr. Wickwire and tour the newly remodeled clinic. Refreshments will be served.
Prairie Trails Dental Clinic is accepting new patients. Appointments may be made with Dr. Wickwire by calling the clinic at 800-580-2514 or 641-872-2514.
Jun 18, 2013, 07:31
Two plead quilty, sentences for drug charges suspended
Roy Leonard Wilcox Jr., 44, and Sidney Louis Marsh, 49, received suspended prison sentences, with fines and probation, in exchange for voluntary/negotiated guilty pleas in recent court cases in Wayne County in connection with a Nov. 27, 2012, search of their home at 202 W. Anthony St. in Corydon.
At the time, each was charged with multiple drug offenses, while in control of a firearm and within 1,000 feet of a school.
On May 30, Wilcox was sentenced by Judge Martha L. Mertz to a fine and 10 years in prison. The prison sentence was suspended and he received three years of probation. The fine and costs total $1,487.50.
Marsh was sentenced June 3 by Mertz. His sentence of 10 years in prison was suspended to three years of probation. Marsh's fine and court costs total $1,527.50.
This was Marsh's second series of drug charges. On Feb. 5, 2013, he pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance charges filed Nov. 20, 2012. In February, Judge David Christensen sentenced Marsh to 48 hours in jail and allowed credit for time already served. His fine and court costs from that charge total $1,084.83 and are still reported as unpaid
Jun 18, 2013, 07:30
Festival Brass Quintet at Summer on the Square
The Festival Brass Quintet, playing two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba, brings a varied repertoire to the June 20 Summer on the Stage concert, with standards from American movies and stage, a sprinkling of pop and jazz, contemporary brass music and light classical transcriptions of Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikowsky.
The Festival Brass is modeled after the successful Canadian Brass Quintet. In 1978 Scott Davis and the late Jim Houser, high school friends and musicians who had come back to Des Moines from college, decided to put together a brass quintet, initially just to read music. From a few church gigs the group branched out to Musician Union Trust Fund concerts, weddings, even the malls.
The group was featured on Iowa Public Television in the 1980s and has played for RAGBRAI in Des Moines, Osage and Perry.
In a 20-year span Festival Brass has played in Corydon several years for their summer series and a variation of the group has performed at the Christmas Eve services at St. John’s Lutheran Church for the past 10 years.
Jun 18, 2013, 07:29
New Doctor at Corydon Vet Clinic
The new doctor is in at Corydon Vet Clinic, and he's seeing patients of every size.
Dr. Seth Worthington and his wife Katie moved to Wayne County on June 5 and Seth is now on duty at Corydon Vet.
Worthington grew up on a farm near Pleasantville, graduated from Pleasantville High School and attended Luther College in Decorah. He always liked agriculture and animals and spent the summer of 2008 in an internship working at Corydon Vet Clinic to see if vet work would truly suit him.
Suit him it did.
He entered the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in the fall of 2009 and graduated Cum Laude this spring.
While in vet school Worthington was president of V-SMART (Veterinary Student Mixed Animal Recruitment Team), an organization of vet med students whose aim is to address the need for food animal veterinarians and to recruit, guide and mentor students towards pursuing a career in vet medicine with emphasis on agriculture and animal production.
He is licensed by the Iowa Veterinary Medicine Board and is provisionally licensed in Missouri, where he will be fully licensed as soon as the Missouri licensing process is completed. Worthington is a member of both the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
While at Luther College, both Seth and Katie were active in the varsity band and in Lutheran Student Fellowship, where they volunteered for many community services, especially helping with spring and fall clean-up and winterization chores for Decorah residents.
It was familiarity with Corydon and Wayne County due to high schools being in the same conference that initially drew his eye to Corydon Vet Clinic for that 2008 internship. Several visits to the area during vet school made him know this is the place for him. It wasn't really planned, he says, but by the grace of God it worked out at the right time.
Starting vet school wasn't the only life change in 2009. The Worthingtons were married in April of that year. Katie also has a rural background, growing up in Springfield, Neb. She was at Luther College studying music and education. The couple is expecting their first child in October.
Worthington looks forward to enjoying a mixed animal practice, dealing with some of everything. He really likes beef production and medicine and that is a strong portion of Corydon Vet's practice and of the area's economy.
"We're glad to have the opportunity to be part of Corydon," the Worthingtons said, "and we're looking forward to our time here."
Jun 18, 2013, 07:28
Recycling program is history
The Wayne County Board of Supervisors, along with representatives from the cities in the county, have long struggled with how to proceed with a recycle program that is effective for both resident use and financial viability. The conclusion is, “It is not something that can be done on an equitable basis for everyone,” and the supervisors made the decision to stop beating their heads against the wall in trying to find a county-wide solution.
Beginning July 1 the recycle program will return to each city where it will be maintained in various ways.
The county does not have an obligation to provide a recycle service to residents, while cities are required to do so.
Recently the Wayne Ringgold Decatur Landfill released funding for members to continue with a recycle program. The money was divided proportionally to each city within the county, with an additional $2,000, which will be provided to each city annually to take care of the rural patrons who have no place to take their recyclables.
The county has received several compliments for tree trim work done at crossroad intersections in some of the rural areas; road users feel they have a much better view of oncoming traffic.
County engineer Trevor Wolf reported it was the consensus of the engineer office staff that they are interested in being tied to the union, which will cause changes to wage structure. The supervisors discussed the matter with Wolf and agreed to visit with the union representative when he is available about the matter.
Wolf also brought quotes for two new pickup trucks, which have been budgeted for secondary roads; one regular cab and one extended cab truck, with an estimated dollar figure of $50,000. The supervisors encouraged Wolf to seek other bids before making the purchase.
Roadway patching has been completed on Highway S40 and the patching crew is moving into the Confidence and Millerton areas next. Complaints were received about the length of time commuters were forced to wait for passage along the construction zones with other comments that the work being completed is “not the best” that has been done on county roads before.
The supervisors learned that the NRCS Project has offered to help fund one bridge project in the county. The supervisors showed appreciation for the possibility of the funding help.
Complaints have come in regarding the current tax sale process for properties the county receives back through lack of payments. Several residents in the county have voiced the opinion that the properties need to stop being posted online and need to remain a local sale to benefit those in the county looking for housing and to keep the absent landowners from creating a property nuisance, which has the potential to affect the value of neighboring property owners. The supervisors will investigate options available for tax sales before proceeding with the current method of sale.
The supervisors will review the sick leave policy for county employees. They feel there needs to be clarification on some parts of the policy and will have the matter brought before the county human resource personnel.
!0-15 Transit is asking for additional funding in the amount of $1,500 from Wayne County to continue providing services. After investigation it appears nearly all the counties within the 10-15 Transit system have not agreed to pay the additional funding and the Wayne County Supervisors decided to table the issue until more investigation can be made.
Boards and commissions: Bill Alley—WRD Landfill, Chariton Valley Planning and Development, Conservation and recycle meeting; John Sellers—SCICAP, recycle meeting, tour with Congressman Loebsack and E-911; Duffy Kester—Meeting with city mayors and report from Mendy Middlebrook concerning the six-county mental health network.
The next supervisor meeting is scheduled for June 28, at 9 a.m., in the Wayne County Courthouse, in the supervisors’ office.
Jun 18, 2013, 07:27
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