Come Snow or High Water


This benefit run is in honor of Ken Rhodes, who was a faithful member and always lending a helping hand for almost 12 years.  His life was cut short December 31, 2009. 


February 6, 2010


Run Sign-Up: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bus Sign-Up: 12:30 pm - 1 pm

Cost: $10 - Members (sled & bus riders)

           $15 - Non-Members (sled & bus riders)

           $10 - additional per bus rider

Route: Pheasant - Marcus - Germantown - Granville - Marcus - Remsen - Pheasant (Not all stops are required to stop)


  • Bus available for non-snowmobilers!

  • There will be an auction on a few donated items for the event.

  • ALL proceeds from Come Snow or High Water will be given to Ken Rhodes family. 

  • Click here for a flyer of the event. 


Please come out and honor Ken Rhodes!


Courtesy cross-post for O'Brien County Snowtrackers. Click here.


Groomer Training Class

Date: January 28, 2010

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Pizza Ranch, Primghar, IA

Contact: Mit Skinner - 712-448-2567

Pre-registration REQUIRED for head count. Pizza Ranch will set-up buffet if enough people attend, otherwise you can order from the menu.


Fun Run

Date: January 16, 2010

Time:  11:30 am - 6pm

Location:  Pheasant, Remsen, IA

Cost:  $10 - Members and $15 - Non-Members

Route:  Pheasant, Remsen - Perrara's, Merrill - Beer City, Remsen - JB Bar & Grill, Marcus - Pheasant, Remsen

Parking:  Use Remsen Union lower east parking lot for trailers

Participation Waiver must be filled out and signed by all riders before entering onto our trail system. Trail run proceeds will help offset groomer expenses and general club expenses.

Hope to see you all there!!


Groomer Class

Date:  January 24, 2010

Time:  1 pm

Location:  Vinny's 507 Main St, Dakota City, IA (Dakota City is south of Highway 3, east of Humbolt)

Contact:  Jerry Kramer

Pre-registration is preferred, to help in planning the class and expedite the check-in process, but is not required. Information needed to pre-register is:

First Name:

Last Name:







Birth Date:

Eye Color:

Hair Color:  

If this is a refresher class for you, please have available your Audit # from existing certificate.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.


Fun Run

Date: January 2, 2010

Time: 12 pm - 6 pm

Location: Perraras

Parking: Plymouth Feeds two parking lots or Aggraliance west of the trails.

Route:  Merrill - Remsen - Marcus - LeMars - Merrill


Hope to you all there!!


Go to Events Archive 2009 to see the news from 2009.  


Another season about to wrap up for the year. I guess it would be considered a good season for the club. Our membership grew to over eighty family memberships which is up from last year. We also have had a couple of fun runs which we didn’t get in last year so I guess even though seems to have went fast I guess we can considered it a good year. Our last meeting will be this Wednesday March 3, at the Avalon. 

Please make sure to attend for out last meal with Pete and election of officers. I would like to thank everyone that has helped this season to make it a great year for the club. I want to thank those who helped make the Rhodes run a successful day. We raised a generous amount to give to Barb. I think that says two things, one, we have one hell of a club to be able to pull together that much money and two, Ken was one hell of a guy that no amount of money is going to replace but he will be missed and I think that showed up in full at the fun run. Thanks again to all donators and bidders to make it a great day. 

Meeting Agenda: 

  • Pulling of trail signs 

  • Giving a donation to somewhere or was our Rhodes run enough 

  • Election of officers 

  • Volunteers to work derby Groomer log completion 

  • Sweatshirts and shirts 

  • Food ideas for next year 

We ordered shirts and sweatshirts and we are hoping the will be in for the meeting so bring extra funds along.  

Last I would like to say thanks for putting up with me and I have enjoyed being the President of club but I wouldn’t not have been able to do it successfully without the help of the rest of the officers and board members so I want to personally thank all of them for there help. Hope we can keep these member numbers up and continue to have a great club. Thanks to everyone of you that pay your dues because we do have pull in numbers and from visiting with other clubs we are special to be able to have them numbers. Most clubs struggle to stay afloat while we seem to continue to grow and have fun. I hope I kept to the motto I started with KISS (keep it simple stupid) and that the meetings were fun- not punishment. Thanks again



Thank you to everybody that came out to honor Ken Rhodes at the Come Snow or High Water benefit run on February 6, 2010. Approximately 135 snowmobile and bus riders attended the event. 

A special thank you to EVERYONE for the WONDERFUL auction donations, as well as the monetary donations for Ken Rhodes family!!  


Monthly meeting is February 3, 2010 at Avalon at 7 pm.  DJ has been a bit busy, so you won't receive a monthly letter for the coming up meeting.

Come Snow or High Water run is this Saturday, February 3, 2010 in honor of Ken Rhodes. We were not able to add Paullina as part of the route, because the trail system is NOT marked and the route into town has changed from years past. Also, there are too many hazardous areas, so being left unmarked can be very dangerous. SAFETY FIRST!!  Keep checking back the website for the most up-to-date information on the run.

This has been a GREAT year for snowmobiling and for the club. Last year we had 65 memberships and this year we jumped to 82 membership including 32 new memberships. Thanks to ALL new and current members for making this club a huge success!!

Hope to see you all at the meeting!!


Thank you to Bill Klohs, Taage Foreman, Joe Hegwer, Jody Osterbuhr, Matt Schutz, Pat Kellen, Mit Skinner, and Jim Skinner (re-certification) for coming out to take the Groomer Certification Class last Thursday.

Special thanks to Merv Hoermann, District 1 Director, for taking up his time to set-up and teach this class to everybody. 


There is a Fun Run scheduled for January 16, 2010. Registration is from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at Pheasant in Remsen, IA. Stops include Perraras - Merrill, Beer City - Remsen, Marcus, JB Bar & Grill - Marcus, and back to Pheasant - Remsen at 6 pm.

Use Remsen Union lower east parking lot for trailers. Please don't abuse this it works good for us otherwise we have to plow a open field. We do need a couple of support drivers, let DJ know if you can help.  It is going to be a nice days so get the word out. Sorry for short notice.  


Happy New Year!!

The meeting scheduled for January 6, 2010 has been postponed to January 13!!!

We have plenty of snow to play in, including riding to the meeting. Todd and Jim worked hard on grooming Highway 3, while Joe, Derek, Bret, Jody, and DJ groomed Merrill and Four Brothers trail. Jamie and Corey groomed around Remsen to Beer City so we can ride to out meeting on Wednesday. When riding in the small towns please have respect as it is a privilege for us to run a trail so please don't abuse it.

Thank you to Jody, Christine, Joe, Mit, Adam, Josh Swayback, Gage (Mit's grandson), Jim and Tim Norris for working Pioneer Village on a cold weekend. With all the snow we have received this season, now would be a good time to recruit new members. Most people that are asked are interested, but members have not asked them or spread the word. Stop and think of someone you know about becoming a member and bring them to a meeting with you.

January 13, 2010 at 7 pm at Avalon unless there is a conflict with Dean due to the circumstance, please check at Beer City. Items on the table are Fun Run Report, Check on Sweatshirts, Trail Map, Trail Report, and Places Members have Visited.

Hope to see you all there!!




Powder Players Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 154
Remsen, IA 51050


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