More 1990s, including the Flood of 1993
Similar to many communities in Iowa, "Ellsworth went
Wet" in 1993.
City Park shelterhouse
City park view, close to Dayton Street
evidence of the 29 inch water level that was found
in the basement of the Ellsworth United Methodist Church.
If it was your duty to deliver the Des Moines Register, the
Tribune, and the South Hamilton Record News during the wet days
of 1993, what could you do? Instead of delaying what folks
expected at their door, you could just deliver by canoe! Sara
and Wayne are pictured doing that in this photo.
This image shows the Skunk River, heading South from the Highway
the Skunk River, coming South towards the Highway 175 bridge.
1994 - Art Show in the Library
This shows someone coming out of the Ellsworth Library.
If you don't need to check out a book, can you check out a canoe?
When Sara Spohnheimer was ready to complete her senior year at South
Hamilton High School, she had her senior art show in the Ellsworth Library.
She displayed much of her art work there, including this canoe, because
she had painted an image on one side. Because dad's canoe was named
Scorpion, she had painted a scorpion near the front on one side.
Scouting in 1998
Article published February 5, 1998 in the South
Hamilton Record News.
(You may click the top half or the bottom half of this article to enlarge
for easier reading.)
South Hamilton Troop 520 included Scouts from
the area including Ellsworth,
Jewell, Stahope and Randall.
Pictured in the first row: David Cornelison, Duston Rholl, Cody Voga,
Nathan Johnston, Cameron Boyd, and Brady Dunn.
Second row: Nathan Wills, Barrent Carlson, Lucas Huisman, Curtis
Jensen, Kevin Cook, and Austen Clabaugh.
First Year Webelos Den #1
Danny Ogelsby, Jed Wright, Isaac Rahto, Chris Anderson and Scott Weltha
with leaders Veronica Wright and Lynn Anderson.
Absent from photo were Tim Hovick and Jeremy Vestweber.
Lightning Bolt Patrol
Will Dunn, Adam Olson, Tim Herschberger, and leader Rhonda Herschberger.
Absent from photo were Justin Vestweber and Brandon Rholl.
Pictured in the first row: Curtis, Engelby, Alex Hoisman, Micaiah
Erickson, and Shaine Jacobs.
Second row: Cory McFarland, Andrew Haugland, Justin Jensen, Carl
Jackson, and Ben Woodman. And in the third row: leaders Cathy Jacobs
and Donna Engelby.
Wolf Den #6
Pictured in the first row: Tristian Robinson, Bret Bell, and Ben Coy.
Second row: Jordan Stangeland, Chad Reidemenn and Jonathan Embrey.
And in the third row: leaders Jerry Robinson and Mary Embrey.
Absent from photo was Kyle Anderson.
Wolf Den #3
Andrew Follmann, Jason Quam, Spencer Hendrickson, Matt Oakland, Jordan
Marshall, and leader Mona Follmann.
First Row: Jacob Pergande, Mike Wright, Kyle Huisman,
Cassidy Engelby and Corey Anderson.
Second Row: Leader Alan Spohnheimer, Scott Sargent,
Leader Deb Sargent, Kent Spohnheimer, Josh Johnson, and leader
Third Row: Matt Laube and Jason Caudle. Absent from photo
were Eric Brandt and Scott Noble.
Ellsworth in the New Century