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Maddie Poppe wins American Idol

By BETHANY CARSON CMBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BZ  ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ‘ˆ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ™ƒ• …”‘™‡† –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– ‘™ƒ –‘ ™‹ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ‹ ‘†ƒ› ‹‰Š–ǯ• ϐ‹ƒŽ‡ ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰ ƒ ˜‘–‡ „› –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ’‡‘’Ž‡—†ƒ›‹‰Š–Ǥ —†ƒ›ǯ•’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡•Š‘™…ƒ•‡† ˆ‘‘–ƒ‰‡ ˆ”‘ Š‡” Š‘‡–‘™ ˜‹•‹–ǡ ƒ† ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡† ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡• ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• ‡™ •‹‰Ž‡ Dz ‘‹‰ ‘‹‰

‘‡ǡdz‘”‹‰‹ƒŽDz‘ǯ–˜‡”‡–‘—”

Š‹Ž†”‡ ”‘™’dzƒ†Dzƒ†•Ž‹†‡Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”‡† DzŠ‡ ƒ‹„‘™ ‘‡…–‹‘dz ™‹–Š ‡”‹– –Š‡ ”‘‰ ‘†ƒ›Ǥ  ˆ–‡” ‘’ –Š”‡‡ ϐ‹ƒŽ‹•– ƒ„„› ƒ””‡–– ™ƒ• ‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‡†ǡ ‘’’‡ ƒ† ƒŽ‡„ —–…Š‹•‘ ™‡”‡ ƒ‘—…‡† ƒ•–Š‡–‘’–™‘Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ǯ• Ž‹‡ › „‡•– ’ƒŽǡ ƒ†

ǯ˜‡‘™Š‡”•‹…‡–Š‡„‡‰‹‹‰ ‘ˆ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†™‡‡ǡƒ†›‘—‘™ǡ •Š‡ ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› Šƒ’’‡• –‘ „‡ ›

Ryan Seacrest announced Maddie Poppe as the 2018 American Idol. (American Idol/ABC photo)

Maddie Poppe of Clarksville is set to perform on American Idol. (ABC/Eric Liebowitz)

‰‹”Žˆ”‹‡†ǡdz —–…Š‹•‘•ƒ‹†Ǥ  ‘‰‡–Š‡”ǡ –Š‡› •ƒ‰ǡ Dz˜‡” –Š‡ ƒ‹„‘™dz ƒ† DzŠƒ– ƒ ‘†‡”ˆ—Ž ‘”Ž†Ǥdz  ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡™ƒ•ƒ‘—…‡†ƒ• –Š‡‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž™‹‡”ƒ†‰ƒ˜‡ ƒ‡‘–‹‘ƒŽ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡‘ˆ ‘‹‰

‘‹‰ ‘‡ǡ ™‹–Š –Š‡ ‘–Š‡”‘’ ͳͲ …‘–‡•–ƒ–•Œ‘‹‹‰Š‡”‘•–ƒ‰‡Ǥ   ƒ††‹–‹‘ –‘ –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ž –‹–Ž‡ǡ ‘’’‡ ™‘ ̈́ʹͷͲǡͲͲͲǡ ƒ ”‡…‘”†‹‰…‘–”ƒ…–™‹–Š ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† ‡…‘”†• ƒ† ƒ Š‡ƒ†Ž‹‹‰ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ƒ– –Š‡ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† ‘™ŽǤ ‘–Š •Š‡ ƒ† ”—‡”Ǧ—’ ƒŽ‡„ —–…Š‹•‘ƒŽ•‘™‘–”‹’•–‘ ‹•‡›ǯ•—Žƒ‹”‡•‘”–‹ ƒ™ƒ‹‹Ǥ  ‡” Š‘‡–‘™ ‘ˆ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ‡”—’–‡† ‹ …Š‡‡”• ™‹–Š ‡‹‰Š„‘”• •Š‘‘–‹‰‘ˆˆϐ‹”‡™‘”•ƒ†•Š‘—–‹‰

ˆ‘” Šƒ’’‹‡•• ‹ –Š‡‹” Žƒ™•ǡ ƒ† …ƒ”•’ƒ”ƒ†‹‰†‘™ƒ‹–”‡‡–Ǥ  Dz  ƒ ƒ„•‘Ž—–‡Ž› –Š”‹ŽŽ‡† –Šƒ– ƒ††‹‡ ™‘ǡdz •ƒ‹† ƒ›‘” ƒŽ ™‹–‘Ǥ DzŠ‹• …‘—Ž† ‘– Šƒ˜‡ Šƒ’’‡‡†–‘ƒ‹…‡”ǡ‘”‡–ƒŽ‡–‡† ’‡”•‘Ǥ ǯ •‘ Šƒ’’› ˆ‘” Š‡” ƒ† ’”‘—† ‘ˆ ™Šƒ– •Š‡ǯ• †‘‡Ǥ † ‘– Œ—•– ˆ‘” Š‡”Ǥ ƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• ”‡ƒŽŽ› ’—– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡‘–Š‡ƒ’Ǥdz

Maddie Poppe to perform on American Idol By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BSDI   Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• Š‘‡–‘™ •–ƒ” ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ™‹ŽŽ ’‡”ˆ‘” ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Žǯ• ”‡‹‡”‡ ‘  —†ƒ›ǡƒ”…Šͳͳƒ–͹’ǤǤ  Dz ™ƒ–…Š‡†–Šƒ–•Š‘™‰”‘™‹‰—’ǡ ƒ† „‡‹‰ ƒ„Ž‡ –‘ ƒ—†‹–‹‘ ™ƒ• •‘ —…Š ˆ—ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ Dz – ˆ‡Ž– Ž‹‡ ƒ „Ž—” ’”‡––› —…ŠǤ ǥ –ǯ• Šƒ”† –‘ „‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Šƒ–‹–Šƒ’’‡‡†•–‹ŽŽǤ †‘ǯ– –Š‹ ǯŽŽ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡‹––‹ŽŽ •‡‡‹–Šƒ’’‡ ‘–Š‡•…”‡‡Ǥdz  Š‡ –™‡–›Ǧ›‡ƒ”Ǧ‘Ž† †‹‡Ǧ‘’ •‹‰‡” ƒ† •‘‰™”‹–‡”ǡ †ƒ—‰Š–‡” ‘ˆ ”‡– ƒ† ‘›ƒ ‘’’‡ǡ ϐ‹”•– ‰ƒ‹‡†ƒ–‹‘ƒŽƒ––‡–‹‘™Š‡•Š‡ ƒ—†‹–‹‘‡†‘–Š‡•‡ƒ•‘’”‡‹‡”‡ ‘ˆ ǯ• Š‡ ‘‹…‡ ‹ ‡„”—ƒ”› ʹͲͳ͸Ǥ Š‡ ƒ……‘’ƒ‹‡• Š‡”•‡Žˆ ‘ ‰—‹–ƒ”ǡ ——Ž‡Ž‡ ƒ† ‡›„‘ƒ”†ǡ ƒ† Šƒ• ’‡”ˆ‘”‡† ƒ– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ‹‘‡‡” ƒ›•ǡ –Š‡ —–Ž‡” ‘—–› ƒ‹”ǡ –Š‡ ‘—–”› Š‘™†‘™ ‹†™‡•– ‡‰‹‘ƒŽ ‹ƒŽ• ƒ† ƒ– ƒ›‘–Š‡”˜‡—‡•Ǥ  Dz  •–ƒ”–‡† •‹‰‹‰ ™Š‡  ™ƒ• ͳͶ ƒ– ƒ –ƒŽ‡– •Š‘™Ȅ› •‹•–‡” ƒ•‡† ‡ –‘ •‹‰ ™‹–Š Š‡” ƒ– › •…Š‘‘ŽǤ

 ‡†‡† —’ †‘‹‰ ‹–ǡ ƒ† ’Žƒ›‡† ƒ Ž‹––Ž‡ Š‡”‡ ƒ† –Š‡”‡ ™‹–Š › †ƒ†ǯ•„Ž—‡‰”ƒ••ƒ†”‘…„ƒ†ƒ† •ƒ‰ ‘……ƒ•‹‘ƒŽŽ› ™‹–Š –Š‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ DzŠ‡  •–ƒ”–‡† •‹‰‹‰ ƒ† ’Žƒ›‹‰ ‘ › ‘™Ȅ’Žƒ›‹‰ ‰‹‰• ƒ– –Š‡ —”•‹‰ Š‘‡•ǡ Ž‹„”ƒ”‹‡•ǡ ǥ ‹‘‡‡”ƒ›•‹Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥdz  Š‘•‡ Ž‹––Ž‡ ‰‹‰• •‘‘ ‰”‡™ ‹–‘ „‹‰‰‡” ‰‹‰•Ǥ —†‹–‹‘‹‰ ˆ‘” ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ™ƒ• „‘–Š ‡š…‹–‹‰ ƒ†‡”˜‡Ǧ™”ƒ…‹‰Ǥ  ‘’’‡ǯ• ϐ‹”•– ƒ—†‹–‹‘ ™ƒ• ‹ ƒŠƒ ‹ —‰—•–ǡ ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ Šƒ†

Maddie’s family: from left, sister Emma, mom Tonya, dad Trent, Maddie, and sister Hannah Poppe.

Œ—•–͵Ͳ•‡…‘†•–‘™‹–Š‡’”‘†—…‡”• ‘˜‡” –Š”‘—‰Š Š‡” —•‹…Ǥ ”‘ –Š‡”‡ǡ •Š‡ ™‡– –‘ –Š‡ ƒ—†‹–‹‘• ‹ Š‹…ƒ‰‘Ǥ  –Š‡ Žƒ•– ”‘—† ‹ Š‹…ƒ‰‘ǡ •Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”‡† –™‘ •‘‰• ˆ‘” –Š‡ ‡š‡…—–‹˜‡ ’”‘†—…‡”• ™Š‘ Š‡ƒ† –Š‡ •Š‘™Ǥ Š‡› –‘Ž† Š‡” •Š‡ ™‘—Ž† ‘˜‡ ‘ –‘ –Š‡ –‡Ž‡˜‹•‡† ƒ—†‹–‹‘™‹–Š…‡Ž‡„”‹–›Œ—†‰‡•Ǥ  Dz  ”‡‡„‡” –Š‹‹‰ ‹ˆ  …‘—Ž† Œ—•–‰‡–’ƒ•––Š‹•”‘—†‹–™‘—Ž†„‡ ƒ™‡•‘‡ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‘ ™Š‡ –Š‡›–‘Ž†‡ ™‘—Ž†ƒ—†‹–‹‘™‹–Š –Š‡ …‡Ž‡„”‹–‹‡•ǡ ‹– ™ƒ• ƒ™‡•‘‡Ȅ ƒ†”‡ƒŽŽ›‡”˜‡Ǧ™”ƒ…‹‰Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ Šƒ• ”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡† ƒ ƒŽ„—ǡ ƒ† •Š‡ǯ• ™”‹––‡ ƒ› ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ •‘‰•Ǥ ƒ› ƒ”‡ •‘‰• ƒ„‘—– Ž‘˜‡Ǥ ‘’’‡‡Œ‘›•Ž‹•–‡‹‰–‘—•‹…–Šƒ– ƒ‡• Š‡” ˆ‡‡Ž ‹•’‹”‡†ǡ ƒ† –Šƒ–ǯ• –Š‡–›’‡‘ˆ—•‹…•Š‡‘ˆ–‡™”‹–‡•Ȅ ’‹…Ǧ‡Ǧ—’• –Šƒ– ƒ‡ ’‡‘’Ž‡ ˆ‡‡Ž „‡––‡”Ǥ  Dz ˆ‡‡ŽŽ‹‡ ǯ˜‡„‡‡ƒ—†‡”†‘‰ › ™Š‘Ž‡ Ž‹ˆ‡ǡ ƒ†  ˆ‡‡Ž Ž‹‡ –Š‡ —•‹… ™”‹–‡ǡ‹–…ƒ‹†‘ˆ‹•’‹”‡ ’‡‘’Ž‡Ž‹‡‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ  ‘‡‘ˆŠ‡”ˆ‘†‡•–‡‘”‹‡•ƒ”‡

‘ˆ’Žƒ›‹‰ƒ–•Š‘™•ƒ†Šƒ˜‹‰Ž‹––Ž‡ ‰‹”Ž• ƒ• Š‡” ˆ‘” ƒ—–‘‰”ƒ’Š•Ȅ‡˜‡ –Š‘—‰Š•Š‡†‘‡•ǯ–˜‹‡™Š‡”•‡Žˆƒ•ƒ …‡Ž‡„”‹–›Ǥ  Dz —•– „‡…ƒ—•‡ ›‘— •‹‰ǡ –Š‡› Ž‘‘ ƒ– ›‘— Ž‹‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ ƒ …‡Ž‡„”‹–›ǥdz •ƒ‹†‘’’‡ǤDz –ǯ•”‡ƒŽŽ›•™‡‡–™Š‡ ’‡‘’Ž‡ –‡ŽŽ ‡ › —•‹… ‹•’‹”‡• –Š‡ ƒ† –Š‹‰• Ž‹‡ –Šƒ–Ǥ  ˆ‡‡Ž Ž‹‡ ‹ —•‹… ǯ˜‡ ˆƒ‹Ž‡† “—‹–‡ ƒ „‹–ǡ Š‘‡•–Ž›ǡ „—–  Ž‹‡ –‘ ‡‡’ ‰‘‹‰ ƒ† •Š‘™ ’‡‘’Ž‡ †‘ǯ– ‡˜‡” ‰‹˜‡ —’Ǥdz  ‡”Šƒ’•‘•–‘ˆƒŽŽǡ•Š‡ǯ•–Šƒˆ—Ž ˆ‘”–Š‡•—’’‘”–‘ˆŠ‡”Š‘‡–‘™Ǥ  Dz Ž‘˜‡†‰”‘™‹‰—’‹Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥ ˜‡”›„‘†› ‘™• ‡˜‡”›„‘†›Ǥ ‡‘’Ž‡ ǯ˜‡ ‘™ •‹…‡ ’”‡•…Š‘‘Ž ƒ”‡•–‹ŽŽ•‘‡‘ˆ›…Ž‘•‡•–ˆ”‹‡†•Ǥ ˜‡”›„‘†› •—’’‘”–• ‡˜‡”›„‘†› ‘ ƒ––‡” ™Šƒ–Ǥ ˆ •‘‡‘‡ ‰‘‡• –‘ •–ƒ–‡ ™”‡•–Ž‹‰ǡ –Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡ –‘™ ‹• „‡Š‹† –Š‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ Dz‡‘’Ž‡ ƒ”‡ ˜‡”› •—’’‘”–‹˜‡Ǥ ǥ  …‘—Ž†ǯ– Šƒ˜‡ ™‹•Š‡† ˆ‘” ƒ „‡––‡” ’Žƒ…‡ –‘ ‰”‘™—’Ǥdz  —‡ ‹ –‘ ™ƒ–…Š ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ •‹‰‘—†ƒ›‹‰Š–Ǥ

Maddie Poppe earns ticket to Hollywood By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BSDI   ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž …‡Ž‡„”‹–› Œ—†‰‡• †‹†ǯ– ‡˜‡ †‡„ƒ–‡ ‘ ‘†ƒ›ǯ• ’”‡‹‡”‡ǣ–Š‡‹”˜‡”†‹…–™ƒ••‹’Ž‡Ǥ ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǯ•ƒ—†‹–‹‘ǡˆ‡ƒ–—”‹‰ –Š‡ Dzƒ‹„‘™ ‘‡…–‹‘dz ™‘ Š‡” •’‘– ‹ –Š‡ ‡š– ”‘—† ‘ˆ –Š‡ …‘’‡–‹–‹‘‹ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†Ǥ  Dz ǯ ‘– …”‹–‹“—‹‰ ›ƒǡ ǯ Œ—•– •ƒ›‹ǯ ›‡•ǡdz •ƒ‹† …‡Ž‡„”‹–› Œ—†‰‡ —‡”›ƒǤ  ƒ–› ‡””› ‘–‡† –Š‡ †‹•–‹…–‹˜‡ “—ƒŽ‹–› ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• ˜‘‹…‡ǡ ƒ† ‰ƒ˜‡ Š‡”ƒ˜‘–‡ƒ•™‡ŽŽǤŠ‡Žƒ–‡”–™‡‡–‡† Dz •‡‡›ͳ͹Ǧ›‡ƒ”Ǧ‘Ž†•‡Žˆ‹›‘—Ǥdz  Dz –™ƒ•‹†‘ˆƒ„Ž—”–‘„‡Š‘‡•–Ǥ

–™ƒ••‘•—””‡ƒŽ‹–Š‡”‡Ǥ ‘‡•–Ž›  †‹†ǯ–ˆ‡‡ŽŽ‹‡ ™ƒ•‹ˆ”‘–‘ˆ–Š”‡‡ …‡Ž‡„”‹–‹‡•Ǥ ˆ‡Ž–•—’‡”Ǧ”‡Žƒš‡†ƒ† ‹†‘ˆƒ–Š‘‡ǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ  Š‡ϐ‹”•–Š‡ƒ”†–Š‡•‘‰Dzƒ‹„‘™ ‘‡…–‹‘dz ™Š‹Ž‡ ™ƒ–…Š‹‰ Š‡ ˆϐ‹…‡ ƒ† Ž‘˜‡† ‹–Ǥ ‡” †ƒ† ”‡…‘‡†‡† •Š‡ •‹‰ ‹– ˆ‘” –Š‡ ƒ—†‹–‹‘ǡƒ†‹–™ƒ•ƒŠ‹–Ǥ  Dz  …‘—Ž†ǯ– „‡Ž‹‡˜‡ ‹–Ǥ ǥ –ǯ• ƒ

Š‘‘” –Šƒ– –Š”‡‡ …‡Ž‡„”‹–‹‡•ǡ Š—‰‡ ƒ‡•ǡ–Š‘—‰Š– ™ƒ•‰‘‘†‡‘—‰Š –‘ …‘–‹—‡ ‹ –Š‡ …‘’‡–‹–‹‘ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz – ™ƒ• ƒ ƒ™‡•‘‡ ˆ‡‡Ž‹‰ƒ†‡š…‹–‹‰Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ǯ• ™‹––‡” ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰ ‘”‡ –Šƒ †‘—„Ž‡† ˆ”‘ ͵Ͳʹ „‡ˆ‘”‡ Š‡” ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡‘‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž–‘ͺͺͺ ƒ–’”‡••–‹‡Ǥ ˆ›‘—Šƒ˜‡ǯ–ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›ǡ ›‘—…ƒˆ‘ŽŽ‘™Š‡”̷ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ  Dz‘—Šƒ˜‡–Šƒ–•–‘”›Ǧ–‡ŽŽ‹‰˜‘‹…‡Ǥ –‘”›–‡ŽŽ‹‰‹•–Š‡„‡•––Š‹‰‹–Š‡ ™‘”Ž†Ǣ Šƒ˜‡ƒ…ƒ”‡‡”„ƒ•‡†‘‹–ǡdz •ƒ‹† …‡Ž‡„”‹–› Œ—†‰‡ ‹‘‡Ž ‹…Š‹‡Ǥ Dz‡‡‡†›‘—‹–Š‹••Š‘™Ǥdz  †™‹–Š–Šƒ–ǡ‘‡‘ˆŽƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡†ƒ—‰Š–‡”•‹•‘Š‡”™ƒ›–‘ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†Ǥ  ‘’’‡ ™ƒ• “—‹… –‘ –Šƒ Š‡” ˆ”‹‡†•ǡˆƒ‹Ž›ƒ†ˆƒ•ˆ‘”•–ƒ†‹‰ „‡Š‹† Š‡” ‡˜‡”› •–‡’ ‘ˆ –Š‡ ™ƒ›ǡ „‘–Š‹ˆƒ‹Ž—”‡ƒ†‹•—……‡••Ǥ  DzŠƒ ›‘— –‘ –Š‡ …‘—‹–› ƒ† –Š‡ •—””‘—†‹‰ …‘—‹–‹‡• ˆ‘” ƒŽŽ –Š‡‹” •—’’‘”–ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz˜‡”›‘‡Šƒ•„‡‡•—’‡”‹†ƒ† •—’’‘”–‹˜‡Ǥdz


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Maddie Poppe in top 24 on American Idol Local star visits local schools

By BETHANY CARSON CMBSLTWJMMF4UBSt"QSJM  #VUMFS$PVOUZ5SJCVOF+PVSOBMt"QSJM  Š‡”‡ǯ• ‘ •–‘’’‹‰ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡Ǩ ‹–Š Žƒ•– —‡•†ƒ› ‹‰Š–ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ǡ ‘’’‡ ‹• ‘ˆϐ‹…‹ƒŽŽ›‹–Š‡–‘’ʹͶ‘‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Žƒ†™‹ŽŽŠ‡ƒ†‹–‘–Š‡•‘Ž‘•ƒ† …‡Ž‡„”‹–›†—‡–•‡š–™‡‡Ǥ ‘ ‰‡– –‘ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†ǡ ‘’’‡ •—”˜‹˜‡†–Š‡ƒ—†‹–‹‘•ƒ†…‡Ž‡„”‹–› Œ—†‰‡•ǯ ”‘—†• ‘ˆ –Š‡ …‘’‡–‹–‹‘Ǥ

 ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†ǡ•Š‡…‘’‡–‡†‹–Š‡ ‰”‘—’”‘—†Ǥ Š‡ ͳͳͲ …‘–‡•–ƒ–• ”‡ƒ‹‹‰ ’‹…‡†‰”‘—’•ƒ–ƒ„‘—–ͳͳ’ǤǤƒ† •’‡– –Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡ ‹‰Š– ”‡Š‡ƒ”•‹‰Ǥ ˆ–‡” ‘Ž› –™‘ Š‘—”• ‘ˆ •Ž‡‡’ǡ ‘’’‡ǯ•‰”‘—’’‡”ˆ‘”‡†ƒ…‘—–”› •‘‰ –Š‡ ‡š– ‘”‹‰Ǥ Š”‡‡ ‘—– ‘ˆ –Š‡ ˆ‘—” ‡„‡”• ‘ˆ Š‡” ‰”‘—’ •—”˜‹˜‡†–Š‡‰”‘—’”‘—†Ǥ Dz  ™ƒ• Ž—…› –‘ ‰‡– ƒŽ‡„ —–…Š‹•‘ ™Š‘ ™ƒ• ‹ –Š‡ –‘’ ͷͲ ȏ‹›‰”‘—’Ȑǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ ‘” Žƒ•– —†ƒ› ‡˜‡‹‰ǯ• •‘Ž‘ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ǡ ‘’’‡ •ƒ‰ Š‡” ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ Dz‘ǯ– ˜‡” ‡– ‘—” Š‹Ž†”‡ ”‘™ ’Ǥdz ‘–‡•–ƒ–• …‘—Ž† …Š‘‘•‡ ˆ”‘ ƒ Ž‹•– ‘ˆ ͶͲ –‘ ͷͲ•‘‰•–‘’‡”ˆ‘”ǡ‘”–Š‡›…‘—Ž† ’‡”ˆ‘” ƒ ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽǤ ‘‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ •‘‰• ‘ –Š‡ Ž‹•– ϐ‹– Š‡” ˜‘‹…‡ǡ ƒ†

•Š‡ ™ƒ–‡† –‘ •–ƒ† ‘—–ǡ •‘ •Š‡ …Š‘•‡–Š‡•‘‰‹•’‹”‡†„›Š‡”–‹‡ ‡–‘”‹‰‹†‡”‰ƒ”–‡•–—†‡–•ƒ• ƒ•‡‹‘”ƒ–Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ‹‰Š…Š‘‘ŽǤ  Dz  ™‘—Ž† ‰‘ †‘™ –‘ –Š‡ ‹†‡”‰ƒ”–‡ …Žƒ••”‘‘ ƒ† ™‘” ™‹–Š ‹†• ‘ —„‡”• ƒ† •Šƒ’‡• ƒ† “—‹œ –Š‡ ‘ •‹’Ž‡ ƒ††‹–‹‘ ƒ† •–—ˆˆ Ž‹‡ –Šƒ–ǡ ƒ† ‹– ™ƒ• …”ƒœ› –‘ ™ƒ–…Š –Š‡Ǥ Š‡›ǯ”‡ •‘ …ƒ”‡ˆ”‡‡ƒ––Šƒ–ƒ‰‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡ǤDz  ”‡‡„‡”‡† „‡‹‰ –Šƒ– ›‘—‰ ƒ† Šƒ˜‹‰ ‘ ™‘””‹‡• ‹ –Š‡ ™‘”Ž†Ǥ

• ƒ •‡‹‘”ǡ ‹– ™ƒ• ƒ „‹‰ ™‘”Ž†Ǥ ˜‡”›–Š‹‰‹Ž‹ˆ‡…Šƒ‰‡••‘—…ŠǤ ‘— …ƒ”‡ ƒ„‘—– ™Šƒ– ’‡‘’Ž‡ –Š‹ǡ ƒ†‹–ǯ•‹†‘ˆƒ…‘Ž†™‘”Ž†Ǥ‘—ǯ”‡ ‘–ƒ•…ƒ”‡ˆ”‡‡ƒ•›‘—™‡”‡ƒ•ƒ‹†Ǥ ‘—” ’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡ ƒ† ‹ƒ‰‹ƒ–‹‘ ƒ”‡ǯ– ƒ• „‹‰ǡ ƒ† ›‘— †‘ǯ– Šƒ˜‡ –Š‡†ƒ›†”‡ƒ•›‘—†‹†ƒ•ƒ‹†Ǥ‘

™”‘–‡–Šƒ–•‘‰Ǥdz  Dz‘ǯ– ˜‡” ‡– ‘—” Š‹Ž†”‡

”‘™ ’dz ™ƒ• ƒ •‘‰ •Š‡ ™ƒ• …‘ˆ‘”–ƒ„Ž‡ ™‹–ŠǤ – –Š‡ ‡† ‘ˆ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†™‡‡ǡ‘’’‡ǡƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š

ƒ›‘ˆ–Š‡‘–Š‡”…‘–‡•–ƒ–•ǡ™ƒ• Ž‘•‹‰ Š‡” ˜‘‹…‡ ƒ† ‡šŠƒ—•–‡†ǡ ƒ† –Š‡ •‘‰ •‡‡‡† –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‡…– •‘Ž—–‹‘Ǥ  Dz –™ƒ•”‡ƒŽŽ›…‘‘Ž•‹‰‹‰‹ˆ”‘– ‘ˆ–Š‡Œ—†‰‡•ǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†ǤDz ™ƒ•ƒ „‹– …Š‘‡† —’Ǣ  …‘—Ž†ǯ– „‡Ž‹‡˜‡  ™ƒ• •‹‰‹‰ ƒ ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ ‹ ˆ”‘– ‘ˆ –Š‡–Š”‡‡Œ—†‰‡•Ǥdz  †–Š‡Œ—†‰‡•™‡”‡‹’”‡••‡†Ǥ  ‘’’‡ ƒ†‡ ‹– –‘ –Š‡ ‡š– ”‘—† ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ •ƒ‰ Dz‡ ƒ† ‘„„› … ‡‡ǡdz ƒ ˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡ •Š‡ ’Žƒ›• ƒ– ‡ƒ”Ž› ‡˜‡”› ‰‹‰Ǥ Š‡ ™ƒ• ‡”˜‘—• ‰‘‹‰ ‹–‘ –Š‡ ϐ‹ƒŽǡ ƒ• –Š‡ Œ—†‰‡• –”‹‡† –‘ ‡•• ™‹–Š …‘–‡•–ƒ–ǯ• ‹†• –‘ „”‹‰ ‘—– –Š‡‹” ‡‘–‹‘• ™‹–Š –Š‘”‘—‰Š …”‹–‹“—‡ǡ „—– –Š‡› …ƒ‡–Š”‘—‰Š™‹–Š…‘’Ž‹‡–•‹ –Š‡‡†Ǥ  Dz  ‰‘– –‘ Šƒ˜‡ …‘‘Ž ‘‡Ǧ‘Ǧ ‘‡ …‘˜‡”•ƒ–‹‘• ™‹–Š –Š‡Ǥ – ™ƒ• …‘‘Ž –‘ Šƒ˜‡ –Š‡‹” —†‹˜‹†‡† ƒ––‡–‹‘ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ  Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ǡ ™Š‹…Š ™ƒ• ‘– ƒ‹”‡†ǡ•ƒ™ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ƒ‡‹––‘ –Š‡‘’ʹͶ‘‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤ  Dz – ™ƒ• ƒ ƒ™‡•‘‡ ˆ‡‡Ž‹‰ǥdz ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†ǤDz›‰‘ƒŽ™ƒ•–‘ƒ‡‹– –‘–Š‡‘’ʹͶǤ ˆ ƒ†‡–Šƒ– ™‘—Ž† „‡•ƒ–‹•ϐ‹‡†ǡƒ†•‘ ƒ……‘’Ž‹•Š‡† ›‰‘ƒŽǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ :fek`el\[fegX^\+

Messages for Maddie

I am totally impressed with Maddie’s talent and the progress she has made on American Idol. She is a wonderful ambassador for Iowa. Maddie’s genuine warmth comes through in her performances. I urge all Iowans to continue voting for her as often as they can. I wish her all the best and know Maddie has a great future ahead of her. She is a most impressive person. Amanda Ragan State Senator

Maddie is a humble, kind young woman, and I’m proud to see her representing Iowa on the national stage. She wasn’t afraid to dream big and work hard, and now, she’s able to see those dreams come true. Maddie, your state is rooting for you! Good luck! Kim Reynolds Governor Of Iowa

Maddie Poppe performed at Clarksville Schools Tuesday, March 27. (Submitted photo)


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Messages for Maddie

“We love watching someone from Iowa in the American Idol contest! We think you’re the best, and we hope you win.� Cindy Blick Mason City

“I enjoy it when you write your own songs. I hope you win. I hope your success lasts a long time.� Kate Hildreth, at left, holding a Maddie Poppe guitar pick, Twin Lakes. “It has been amazing to watch your personal and musical journey the last few years. I know it hasn’t always been easy, but this RAGBRAIer can’t wait to see what you do next.� Sandra Hildreth Twin Lakes

“I think Maddie is a very genuine, humble person and an extremely talented artist and musician that comes from a great family!� David Kelm Clarksville

“You’re the best, Maddie! A real natural. You’re very attractive and sing so easy. You’re a natural performer.� Barb Gasaway Mason City

“I want people to vote for her! She’s a good role model for everybody. She sounds different than I have ever heard before, and I think she sings the songs better than the original people.� Nicole Nosbish Clear Lake

“I like what (judge) Lionel Richie said— a lot of people can be great singers, but it takes someone special to be a great artist. Maddie has a lot of versatility and makes the songs that she sings her own.� Michelle Watson Clear Lake

Maddie Poppe is surrounded by students during a visit to North Butler. (Submitted photo) :fek`el\[]ifdgX^\*  Â?†•Š‡ǯ•Â?‘–†‘Â?‡›‡–Ǥ–ƒ›–—Â?‡† ĥ •Š‡ …‘Â?’‡–‡• ‘Â? Â?‡”‹…ƒÂ? †‘Ž Â?‡š–™‡‡Â?Ǥ  Â? ’”‹Ž ͜ǥ ‘’’‡ •–‘’’‡† ƒ– ‘”–Š—–Ž‡”Ž‡Â?‡Â?–ƒ”›–‘•‹Â?‰–‘ ƒÂ?†–”›–‘‹Â?•’‹”‡•–—†‡Â?–•Ǥ  DzŠ‡ –ƒŽÂ?‡† ƒ„‘—– Š‡” Â?—•‹…ƒŽ Œ‘—”Â?‡›ǥ ƒÂ?•™‡”‡† •–—†‡Â?–•ǯ “—‡•–‹‘Â?•ǥ‰—‹†‡†•–—†‡Â?–•–Š”‘—‰Š ƒÂ? Â?‡”‹…ƒÂ? †‘Ž –”‹˜‹ƒ ‰ƒÂ?‡ ƒÂ?† •ƒÂ?‰•‘Â?‡•‘Â?‰•ǥdz•ƒ‹†‘”–Š—–Ž‡” ‡Ž‡Â?‡Â?–ƒ”› ’”‹Â?…‹’ƒŽ ƒ—”ƒ ”ƒ…›Ǥ DzŠ‡ ”‡Â?‹Â?†‡† •–—†‡Â?–• ƒ„‘—– –Š‡ ‹Â?’‘”–ƒÂ?…‡ ‘ˆ ’‡”•‡˜‡”ƒÂ?…‡ ƒÂ?† •–”‡••‡† –‘ Â?‡˜‡” ‰‹˜‡ —’ ‘Â? ›‘—” †”‡ƒÂ?•Ǥ –—†‡Â?–• ‡Â?Œ‘›‡† Š‡” ’‡”ˆ‘”Â?ƒÂ?…‡ ˜‡”› Â?—…Š ƒÂ?† ™‹•Š Š‡”™‡ŽŽĥŠ‡”Œ‘—”Â?‡›…‘Â?–‹Â?—‡•Ǥdz  Â?Â—Â‡Â•Â†ÂƒÂ›ÇĄƒ”…Šʹ͚ǥ‘’’‡–‘‘Â? –‹Â?‡‘—–‘ˆŠ‡”•…Š‡†—Ž‡–‘’‡”ˆ‘”Â? ˆ‘”•–—†‡Â?–•ƒ–Žƒ”Â?•˜‹ŽŽ‡…Š‘‘Ž•Ǥ  Dz – ™ƒ• ƒ™‡•‘Â?‡Ǥ ÇĽ – ‘Â?‡ –‹Â?‡  ™ƒ• ‘Â?‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡Â?ÇĄ •‹––‹Â?‰ ‹Â? –Š‡ „Ž‡ƒ…Š‡”•Ǥ –ǯ• …‘‘Ž –‘ •‡‡ –Š‡ •—’’‘”– ‘ˆ –Š‡ …‘Â?Â?—Â?‹–›ǥdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ Dz˜‡”›‘Â?‡ ‹• „‡Š‹Â?† Â?‡ ͳͲͲ ’‡”…‡Â?–Ǥ Š‡”‡ǯ• Â?‘–Š‹Â?‰ Ž‹Â?‡ Š‘™ Â–ÂŠÂ‡Â›ÇŻÂ˜Â‡ „‡‡Â? •‘ ™‘Â?†‡”ˆ—ŽŽ› •—’’‘”–‹˜‡ ‘ˆ Â?‡Ǥ ÂŠÂ‡Â›ÇŻÂ˜Â‡ Â?‡˜‡” •–‘’’‡†„‡Ž‹‡˜‹Â?‰‹Â?Â?‡Ǥdz  Š‡ ”‡…‡’–‹‘Â? –Š‡ Â?‹†• ‰ƒ˜‡ Š‡” ™ƒ••’‡…‹ƒŽǤ‘’’‡–ƒŽÂ?‡†ƒ„‘—–Š‡” Œ‘—”Â?‡› ™‹–Š Â?—•‹… ƒÂ?† ƒÂ?•™‡”‡† “—‡•–‹‘Â?•ˆ”‘Â?•–—†‡Â?–•Ǥ  •ƒ•–—†‡Â?–ǥ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†•Š‡†‹†ƒ Ž‘–‘ˆ–Š‹Â?‰•–”›‹Â?‰–‘Ď?‹–‹Â?—Â?–‹Ž•Š‡ Ď?‹Â?ƒŽŽ› †‹•…‘˜‡”‡† ™Š‘ •Š‡ ™ƒÂ?–‡† –‘ „‡ ƒÂ?† ™Šƒ– •Š‡ ™ƒÂ?–‡† –‘ †‘Ǥ Š‡‘Â?Ž›™‹•Š‡••Š‡Šƒ†Ž‡ƒ”Â?‡†–‘ „‡–”—‡–‘Š‡”•‡Žˆ•‘‘Â?‡”Ǥ  Dz  ™ƒÂ?– –‘ Â?ƒÂ?‡ •—”‡ –Š‡› Â?‡˜‡” ‰‹˜‡ —’ ‘Â? –Š‡‹” †”‡ƒÂ?•ǥdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ  ÂŠÂƒÂ–ÇŻÂ• ƒ Ž‡••‘Â? Žƒ”Â?•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ”‹Â?…‹’ƒŽ ”‹… Â…Â?‡”Â?ƒÂ? Š‘’‡• –Š‡ Â?‹†•–ƒÂ?‡™‹–Š–Š‡Â?Ǥ  Dz‡ ƒ”‡ ‡š–”‡Â?‡Ž› ’”‘—† ‘ˆ ÂƒÂ†Â†Â‹Â‡ÇĄÇł Â…Â?‡”Â?ƒÂ? •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz ƒ˜‹Â?‰ Š‡”…‘Â?‡•Šƒ”‡Š‡”–ƒŽ‡Â?–•™‹–ŠƒŽŽ –Š‡ ‡Ž‡Â?‡Â?–ƒ”› •–—†‡Â?–• •Š‘™‡† –Š‡•–—†‡Â?–•™Šƒ–…ƒÂ?Šƒ’’‡Â?™Š‡Â? ›‘—ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™›‘—”†”‡ƒÂ?•Ǥdz

“I want to make sure they never give up...�

Maddie Poppe recently performed at North Butler Elementary. (Submitted photo)


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Poppe shares struggles, successes during speech at G-R High School

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†‘ŽȂ–‘‘ƒ„”‡ƒˆ”‘–Š‡Š—•–Ž‡ ƒ† „—•–Ž‡ ‘ˆ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† Žƒ•– ™‡‡ –‘ ƒ‡ ƒ ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡ ƒ– –Š‡

Žƒ†„”‘‘Ǧ‡‹„‡… ‹‰Š …Š‘‘Žǡ ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ ‰ƒ˜‡ ƒ ‡’‘™‡”‹‰ •’‡‡…Š –‘ Ž‘…ƒŽ ‡Ž‡‡–ƒ”› •…Š‘‘Ž •–—†‡–• ƒ„‘—– ‘˜‡”…‘‹‰ ‘„•–ƒ…Ž‡•ƒ†…Šƒ•‹‰•—……‡••Ǥ ‘’’‡ •Šƒ”‡† •‘‡ ’‡”•‘ƒŽ Š‹‰Š• ƒ† Ž‘™• ‘ˆ Š‡” •‹‰‹‰ …ƒ”‡‡” ™‹–Š –Š‡ ›‘—‰•–‡”•ǡ ƒ† ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡† –Š‡ –‘ ƒŽ™ƒ›• ‡‡’ …Šƒ•‹‰ –Š‡‹” †”‡ƒ•ǡ ‡˜‡ ‹ˆ ‹– •‡‡•‹’‘••‹„Ž‡Ǥ DzŠ‡’‡‘’Ž‡•‡‡ƒȏ…‡Ž‡„”‹–›Ȑ‘ ǡ–Š‡›•‘‡–‹‡•†‘ǯ–”‡ƒŽ‹œ‡–Š‡ Šƒ”† ™‘” –Šƒ– ™‡– ‹–‘ ‰‡––‹‰ –Š‡”‡ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‘‡ ’‡‘’Ž‡ –Š‹–Šƒ–’‡”•‘Œ—•–™‘‡—’‘‡ †ƒ›ƒ††‡…‹†‡†–‘„‡…‘‡ˆƒ‘—•Ǥ —––Š‡›†‘ǯ–•‡‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡•–—ˆˆ–Šƒ– ‰‘‡• ‘ „‡Š‹† –Š‡ •…‡‡•Ǣ ƒŽŽ –Š‡ Šƒ”† ™‘”ǡ –Š‡ ”‡Œ‡…–‹‘ ƒ† –Š‡ •–”—‰‰Ž‡•–Šƒ–…‘‡„‡ˆ‘”‡›‘—‰‡– –Šƒ–…Šƒ…‡Ǥdz ‘’’‡”‡…‘—–‡†–Š‡ƒ›–‹‡• •Š‡ˆ‡Ž–”‡Œ‡…–‹‘„‡ˆ‘”‡Šƒ˜‹‰–Š‡ …Šƒ…‡ –‘ …‘’‡–‡ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘ŽǤ Dz ǯ˜‡ ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡† ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ™Šƒ–  •ƒ™ƒ•ˆƒ‹Ž‹‰ǡdz•Š‡•ƒ‹†ǤDz Šƒ†ƒŽ‘– ‘ˆŽ‘…ƒŽ…‘–‡•–• †‹†ǯ–†‘ƒ•™‡ŽŽ ƒ•  ™ƒ–‡† –‘ ‹Ǣ  Šƒ† ƒ ”‡…‘”† Žƒ„‡Ž ‹ ƒ•Š˜‹ŽŽ‡ ˆƒŽŽ –Š”‘—‰ŠǢ  ƒ—†‹–‹‘‡† ˆ‘” Š‡ ‘‹…‡ǡ ƒ† ‹– †‹†ǯ–‰‘•‘™‡ŽŽǤ ˆ‡Ž–†‹•…‘—”ƒ‰‡†

†‹†ǯ–‡‡–›‰‘ƒŽǡƒ†–Šƒ– ‰‘– › Š‘’‡• —’ ˆ‘” •‘‡–Š‹‰ –Šƒ– †‹†ǯ– ™‘” ‘—–Ǥ  ˆ‡Ž– Ž‹‡  ˆƒ‹Ž‡†ǡ ƒ† ™ƒ•”‡ƒŽŽ›—•—”‡‘ˆ›ˆ—–—”‡ ‹—•‹…Ǣ †‹†ǯ–‘™™Šƒ––‘†‘ ‡š–Ǥdz —–ǡ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†–Š‡‘•–‹’‘”–ƒ–

–Š‹‰ –‘ †‘ ™Š‡ ›‘— ˆƒ‹Ž ‹• –‘ ‰‡– —’ǡ–”›ƒ‰ƒ‹ǡƒ†‡‡’–”›‹‰—–‹Ž ›‘—ƒ‡‹–Šƒ’’‡Ǥ  Dz‹–Š ›‘—” †”‡ƒǡ ‘ ƒ––‡”

Maddie Poppe is shown above during a performance on “American Idol.” (American Idol photo) Š‘™ „‹‰ ‹– ‹•ǡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ ‰‘‹‰ –‘ Š‡ƒ” ‘ „‡ˆ‘”‡ ›‘— Š‡ƒ” ›‡•ǡdz •Š‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz—––Š‡‹’‘”–ƒ––Š‹‰‹•–‘‡‡’ –”›‹‰Ǥdz 

“Even when I didn’t believe in myself, I had people around me who supported me and believed in me,” —Maddie Poppe ˆ–‡” Š‡” ƒ—†‹–‹‘ ™‹–Š Š‡ ‘‹…‡ ˆ‡ŽŽ ϐŽƒ–ǡ ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹† •Š‡ ‡˜‡” ‡š’‡…–‡† –‘ Šƒ˜‡ –Š‡ …Šƒ…‡ –‘ „‡ ‘ ƒ‘–Š‡”  •Š‘™Ǥ —– ™Š‡ Š‡”†ƒ†ǡ™Š‘•Š‡•ƒ›•‹•‘‡‘ˆŠ‡”

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„‹‰‰‡•– •—’’‘”–‡”•ǡ –‘Ž† Š‡” –Šƒ– ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ™ƒ• „ƒ… ‘ –Š‡ ƒ‹” ƒ†Š‘Ž†‹‰ƒ—†‹–‹‘•ǡ•Š‡†‡…‹†‡† –‘‰‘ˆ‘”‹–Ǥ  Dz  Š‘‡•–Ž› ‡˜‡” –Š‘—‰Š– –Š‡”‡ ™‘—Ž†„‡ƒ›™ƒ› ǯ†ƒ‡‹–‘–‘ –™‘  •Š‘™•ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz—– ‹ˆ ›‘— ™ƒ– •‘‡–Š‹‰ „ƒ† ‡‘—‰Šǡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ ™‹ŽŽ‹‰ –‘ †‘ ƒ›–Š‹‰ –‘ ƒ‡–Šƒ–†”‡ƒŠƒ’’‡Ǥdz  ˆ–‡”ƒ‹‰‹––Š”‘—‰ŠƒŽŽ‘ˆ–Š‡ ‹‹–‹ƒŽ”‘—†•ǡ‘’’‡‡ƒ”‡†Š‡”•‡Žˆ ƒ•’‘–’‡”ˆ‘”‹‰ˆ‘”Œ—†‰‡•†—”‹‰ Dz ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘†‡‡Ǥdz  —”‹‰ –Š‡ ƒ‹”‹‰ ‘ˆ –Šƒ– ‡’‹•‘†‡ ‘—†ƒ›ǡ–Š‡ƒ—†‹‡…‡™ƒ–…Š‡†ƒ• ‘’’‡•ƒ‰ƒ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ•‘‰…ƒŽŽ‡† Dz‘ǯ–˜‡”‡–‘—”Š‹Ž†”‡ ”‘™ ’ǡdz ™Š‹…Š ™‘™‡† –Š‡ Œ—†‰‡• ƒ† ‡ƒ”‡† Š‡” ƒ •’‘– ‹ –Š‡ •Š‘™…ƒ•‡ ƒ† ϐ‹ƒŽ Œ—†‰‡– ”‘—†ǡ ™Š‹…Š ™‹ŽŽ ƒ””‘™ –Š‡ ϐ‹‡Ž† –‘ Œ—•– ʹͶ …‘’‡–‹–‘”•Ǥ  ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†–Šƒ–‡˜‡–Š‘—‰Š•Š‡ǯ• ƒ†‡‹––Š‹•ˆƒ”‹–Š‡‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž …‘’‡–‹–‹‘ǡ •Š‡ǯ• •–‹ŽŽ ™‘”‹‰ ‘ Š‡”…‘ϐ‹†‡…‡Ǥ  Dz‡‹‰–—”‡††‘™‘–Š‡‘‹…‡ ™ƒ•ȏ‹†‘ˆȐ–”ƒ—ƒ–‹œ‹‰ˆ‘”‡ǡdz •Š‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz ǯ •–‹ŽŽ ƒˆ”ƒ‹† ‘ˆ ˆƒ‹Ž‹‰ ‡˜‡”› –‹‡  ‰‘ —’ ‘–‘ –Š‡ •–ƒ‰‡ǡ „—– ‹–ǯ• •‘‡–Š‹‰ ǯ ™‘”‹‰ ‘ ‘˜‡”…‘‹‰Ǥ Ž‡–›ˆ‡ƒ”•‰‡––‘‡ǡ ƒ† ‘™ •Š‘—Ž†ǯ–„‡…ƒ—•‡‘—” ˆ‡ƒ”•ƒ”‡™Šƒ–Š‘Ž†—•„ƒ…ǡƒ†‹–ǯ• •‘‡–Š‹‰ ǯ˜‡ „‡‡ ™‘”‹‰ ‘ ƒ Ž‘–Ǥdz  ˆ–‡” Š‡” •’‡‡…Šǡ ‘’’‡ –‘‘ –‹‡ –‘ ƒ•™‡” “—‡•–‹‘• ˆ”‘ –Š‡ ƒ—†‹‡…‡Ǥ  ”‘ –Š‡ •‹š–Š ‰”ƒ†‡ …Žƒ••ǡ ‘‡ •–—†‡– ƒ•‡† ‘’’‡ ™Šƒ– Š‡” ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ ‹• ˆ‘” ™ƒ–‹‰ –‘ •Šƒ”‡ Š‡”—•‹…™‹–Š‘–Š‡”•Ǥ  Dz ‘” ‡ǡ ‹– ‹•ǯ– ”‡ƒŽŽ› ƒ„‘—– ™ƒ–‹‰–‘„‡ˆƒ‘—•ǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz  ™‘—Ž† Ž‘˜‡ –‘ ƒ‡ ƒ Ž‹˜‹‰ „› †‘‹‰ ™Šƒ–  Ž‘˜‡ǡ „—–  ƒŽ•‘ ™ƒ–

Clarksville native Maddie Poppe performed several original songs, including “Don’t Ever Let Your Children Grow Up,” during a speaking event at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School last Thursday. (Michaela Kendall/Eclipse News-Review photo) –‘ ƒ‡ ƒ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡…‡ ‹ ’‡‘’Ž‡ǯ• Ž‹˜‡•Ǥ ǯ˜‡ Šƒ† ’‡‘’Ž‡ •ƒ› › —•‹…‹•’‹”‡†–Š‡ǡƒ†‰‘––Š‡ –Š”‘—‰Š ƒ –‘—‰Š –‹‡Ǥ ‘‡–‹‡•ǡ ™Š‡ ǯ ‰‘‹‰ –Š”‘—‰Š ƒ –‘—‰Š –‹‡ ƒ†  †‘ǯ– ”‡ƒŽŽ› ˆ‡‡Ž Ž‹‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”‹‰ǡ  –Š‹ ƒ„‘—– –Šƒ–Ǥ  –Š‹ƒ„‘—–Š‘™ƒ›„‡•‘‡‘‡‹ –Šƒ–…”‘™†‡‡†•–‘Š‡ƒ”•‘‡–Š‹‰ –Šƒ–…ƒ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡–Š‡Ǥdz  ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†•Š‡Š‡”•‡Žˆ‘™•–Š‡ ’‘™‡” ‘ˆ ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡‡– ƒ† ‹† ™‘”†•Ǥ  Dz˜‡ ™Š‡  †‹†ǯ– „‡Ž‹‡˜‡ ‹ ›•‡Žˆǡ Šƒ†’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ”‘—†‡™Š‘ •—’’‘”–‡†‡ƒ†„‡Ž‹‡˜‡†‹‡ǡdz •Š‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz”—•– ‡ǡ ›‘—” ™‘”†•

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ƒ†›‘—”ƒ…–‹‘•”‡ƒŽŽ›…ƒƒ‡ƒ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡…‡‹’‡‘’Ž‡ǯ•Ž‹˜‡•Ǣ‰‘‘†‘” „ƒ†ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ’‡‘’Ž‡‘Ž‹‡ ™Š‘ ™”‹–‡ ‡ƒ …‘‡–• ƒ„‘—– ‡ǡ ƒ† –Š‡›ǯ”‡ Šƒ”† –‘ ”‡ƒ†Ǥ —– ƒ– –Š‡ •ƒ‡ –‹‡ –Š‡”‡ǯ• •‘ ƒ› ’‡‘’Ž‡ ™Š‘ ™”‹–‡ ‹† –Š‹‰• ƒ† ™‘”†•‘ˆ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡‡–ǡƒ†–Šƒ–ǯ• ™Šƒ–‡‡’•‡‰‘‹‰Ǥ‘”‡‡„‡” –‘ ƒŽ™ƒ›• „‡ ‹† „‡…ƒ—•‡ ›‘—” ™‘”†•…ƒ”‡ƒŽŽ›Š‡Ž’•‘‡‘‡Ǥdz  ‘’’‡‡†‡†–Š‡•’‡‡…Šƒ†Ƭ •‡••‹‘ „› ’‡”ˆ‘”‹‰ ƒ —„‡” ‘ˆ •‘‰• ˆ”‘ Š‡” ƒŽ„—ǡ ™Š‹…Š ‹• ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ ˆ‘” •ƒŽ‡ –Š”‘—‰Š Š‡” ™‡„•‹–‡ƒ–™™™Ǥƒ††‹‡’‘’’‡Ǥ…‘Ǥ


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Maddie Poppe and Colbie Cailatt sang “Bubbly” during the celebrity duets. (American Idol photo)

Maddie Poppe in top 14 on American Idol Alan Leerhoff of Clarksville and Matt Rottler of Greene created perhaps the world’s largest Maddie Poppe sign with a field cultivator. It was plotted out and drawn using GPS technology and covered almost 20 acres in a field 10 miles north of Clarksville. (Submitted photo)

Jeri Ascher of Clarksville sent this photo of his granddaughter Dalilah Ascher of Alburnett embracing Maddie Poppe. “She loves to listen to Maddie’s songs… They all love music and have been following Maddie on American Idol since she started. Dalilah was very excited to get to come and hopefully meet Maddie, so she was absolutely in delight that Maddie accepted the flowers she brought and received a beautiful hug in return. We all love Maddie so much because she is a beautiful person with so much talent!” Ascher said.

Way to Go, Maddie! You make us proud.

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Get ready to vote! By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt"QSJM   –ǯ• –‹‡ –‘ †‘™Ž‘ƒ† –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ƒ’’ ‹ ƒ–‹…‹’ƒ–‹‘ ‘ˆƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǯ•Ž‹˜‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ‘ —†ƒ›ǡ ’”‹Ž ʹʹǨ  ‡…‡–Ž›ǡ •–ƒ–‡ ”‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡ ƒ† ’‡ƒ‡” ‘ˆ –Š‡ ‘—•‡ ‹†ƒ ’‡›‡” ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡† ‡˜‡”›‘‡ ‹ –Š‡ ‘™ƒ ‘—•‡ –‘ •‡– ƒ•‹†‡ –Š‡‹” ’ƒ”–‹•ƒ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡…‡• –‘ ˜‘–‡ ˆ‘” ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ  Dz‘’’‡‹•ƒƒƒœ‹‰›‘—‰Žƒ†› ƒ†˜‡”›–ƒŽ‡–‡†ǡdz’‡›‡”•ƒ‹†Ǥ  Š‹• ’ƒ•– —†ƒ› ‹‰Š–ǡ ‘’’‡ •ƒ‰ Dz”ƒ† ‡™ ‡›dz „› ‡Žƒ‹‡ ƒ•Š‡”‘’ʹͶ•‘Ž‘’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ǥ  Š‹Ž‡ ƒ› ‘ˆ –Š‡ ‘–Š‡” …‘–‡•–ƒ–•…Š‘•‡•Ž‘™„ƒŽŽƒ†•ǡ•Š‡ ™ƒ–‡† –‘ •‹‰ •‘‡–Š‹‰ ˆ— ƒ† —‹“—‡Ǥ  Dz  ˆ‡Ž– ‹– ™‡– ”‡ƒŽŽ› ™‡ŽŽǤ  ™ƒ• …‘ˆ‘”–ƒ„Ž‡ǡ …‘ϐ‹†‡– ƒ† ˆ‡Ž– ”‡ƒŽŽ›‰‘‘†ƒ„‘—–‹–ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ  Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ …‘—…‹Žƒ ‡ˆˆ ‘Ž„ ”‡…ƒŽŽ‡† •‡‡‹‰ ”‹†‡”• ‹    ‹ ʹͲͳͶ Œ—’‹‰ ‘ˆˆ –Š‡‹” „‹‡• –‘ Ž‹•–‡ –‘ ‘’’‡ •‹‰ Dz”ƒ† ‡™ ‡›Ǥdz  DzŠ‡›™‡”‡‹Ž‘˜‡™‹–ŠŠ‡”ǡdz•ƒ‹† ‘Ž„Ǥ  ‡’—–› ‹–› Ž‡” ƒ›Žƒ ‹†‡”• •ƒ‹†•Š‡–Š‘—‰Š–‘’’‡ƒ‹Ž‡†‹–Ǥ  DzŠƒ–ǯ• Š‡” •‘‰Ǣ ‹–ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‡…– ˆ‘” Š‡”ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘—…‹Ž™‘ƒ ‹ƒ‡ ‡‹‰Ǥ  Š‡‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽŒ—†‰‡•™‡”‡‘ Ž‡••’”‘ˆ—•‡‹–Š‡‹”’”ƒ‹•‡Ǥ

Maddie Poppe sang “Brand New Key” on American Idol as her solo on Sunday. (American Idol photo)  —‡ ”›ƒ …‘ˆ‡••‡† Š‡ †‹†ǯ– ‘™ –Š‡ •‘‰ǡ „—– ‹– ƒ†‡ Š‹ ™ƒ––‘•‹’†‘™ƒ„‡ƒ…ŠǤ  Dz‘—ǯ”‡ Œ—•– ‡”‹…ƒǡ ƒ ƒŽŽǦ ‡”‹…ƒǡdz•ƒ‹†”›ƒǤ  ƒ–› ‡””› †‡•…”‹„‡† ‘’’‡ ƒ• ‹ˆ‡…–‹‘—•Ǥ  Dz Œ—•–Ž‹‡ƒ†‘”‡›‘—ƒ†Ž‘˜‡›‘— ǥ ƒ† ˆ‡‡Ž ›‘—” ƒ—–Š‡–‹…‹–›ǡ ƒ† ˆ‡‡Ž –Šƒ– ›‘— ”‡ƒŽŽ› •–‹… –‘ ›‘—” ‰—• ƒ† ‘™ ™Š‘ ›‘— ƒ”‡ ƒ• ƒ ƒ”–‹•–ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‡””›Ǥ Dz‡ Ž‹‡ –‘ •‡‡ ˜‡”•ƒ–‹Ž‹–› ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Žǡ „—– ›‘—ǯ”‡ Ž‹‡ǡ Ǯ ǯ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ƒ† ‘ ‘‡ ‡Ž•‡Ǥ Š‡–Š‡”  ‰‘ –‘’ ϐ‹˜‡ ‘”—„‡”‘‡ǡ ǯƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǣǯ ƒ†ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›ǡ–Šƒ–ǯ•ƒ•–ƒ”Ǥdz  ‹‘‡Ž‹…Š‹‡ƒ‰”‡‡†Ǥ  DzŠ‡”‡ ›‘— ƒ”‡ ”‹‰Š– ‘™ ‹• –Š‡ ”‘ƒ†›‘—‡‡†–‘„‡‘ǡdz‹…Š‹‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ

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 ƒ††‹‡ƒ†Š‡”†ƒ†”‡–•Šƒ”‡† ƒ•’‡…‹ƒŽ‘‡–‘•–ƒ‰‡Ǥ  ‹–Š‘†ƒ›‹‰Š–…ƒ‡‘’’‡ǯ• …‡Ž‡„”‹–› †—‡– ™‹–Š ‘Ž„‹‡ ƒ‹Žƒ––Ǥ ‘‰‡–Š‡”–Š‡›•ƒ‰Dz—„„Ž›Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹† •Š‡ ƒ† ƒ‹Žƒ–– Šƒ† ƒ ˆ‡™ –‹‡• –‘ ’”ƒ…–‹…‡ –‘‰‡–Š‡” ƒ† Šƒ† –‹‡ –‘ ’”ƒ…–‹…‡ „‡ˆ‘”‡ –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ǥ  Dz –™ƒ•…‘‘Ž–‘‡‡–Š‡”‹’‡”•‘ ƒ†•‹‰ƒ•‘‰ ǯ˜‡ƒŽ™ƒ›•‘™ǡdz •ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ  Š‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡™ƒ•ƒŠ‹–Ǥ  Dz—”˜‘‹…‡•‡•Š‡†™‡ŽŽ–‘‰‡–Š‡” ™‹–Š –Š‡ Šƒ”‘‹‡•Ǥ ǯ˜‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• ‘™–Šƒ–•‘‰ǡ•‘‹–™ƒ•‡ƒ•›ˆ‘” ‡–‘…ƒ–…Š‘“—‹…Ž›ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡Ǥ DzŠ‡ǯ• •—…Š ƒ †‘™Ǧ–‘Ǧ‡ƒ”–Š ƒ† ‰‡—‹‡ ’‡”•‘Ǥ – ™ƒ• •‘ ‰”‡ƒ– –‘ ™‘”™‹–ŠŠ‡”Ǥdz  Š‡ Œ—†‰‡• ‰ƒ˜‡ ƒ •–ƒ†‹‰ ‘˜ƒ–‹‘Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ǡ  –Š‹ ›‘—ǯ”‡ ’”‘„ƒ„Ž› ‘—” ‘•– …‘’Ž‡–‡ ƒ”–‹•–ǡdz •ƒ‹† ”›ƒǤ  ‡””› •ƒ‹† –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ™ƒ• „‡ƒ—–‹ˆ—Žǡƒ†‹…Š‹‡†‡•…”‹„‡†‹–ƒ• ”‡Žƒš‡†Ǥ  Dz‘‰”ƒ–—Žƒ–‹‘•ǡ  ƒ’’Žƒ—† ›‘—ǡdz ‹…Š‹‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ  ‹–Š –Š‡ Ž‹˜‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ —’…‘‹‰ǡ ‘’’‡ǡ ‹ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† ‘™ ™‹–Š Š‡” ’ƒ”‡–• ‘›ƒ ƒ† ”‡–ǡ‹•ˆ‡‡Ž‹‰‡š…‹–‡†Ǥ  Dz – ™‹ŽŽ „‡ ‹–‡”‡•–‹‰ –‘ •‡‡ Š‘™’‡‘’Ž‡‡†—’˜‘–‹‰ǡdz‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ  †‘™‹–ǯ•—’–‘Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ȅ ƒ†‡”‹…ƒȄ–‘˜‘–‡Ǥ

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Clarksville’s hometown star Maddie Poppe in American Idol Top 10

By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt"QSJM  ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ™ƒ• ƒ‘‰ •‹š …‘–‡•–ƒ–•˜‘–‡†‹–‘–Š‡–‘’ͳͲ„› ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ˜‹‡™‡”•Ǥ Š‡ ’ƒ‡Ž ‘ˆŒ—†‰‡•…Š‘•‡–Š‡”‡ƒ‹‹‰ˆ‘—” …‘–‡•–ƒ–•Ǥ ‘’’‡ …Š‘•‡ –‘ ’‡”ˆ‘” –Š‡ ƒ‰Ž‡•ǯDzƒŽ‹‡ƒ‰›’–‹ƒdz‹ …‡Ž‡„”ƒ–‹‘‘‘†ƒ›‹‰Š–Ǥ —– –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ –Šƒ– …ƒ’–—”‡† –Š‡ Š‡ƒ”–• ‘ˆ ‡”‹…ƒ• ƒ†™‘‘’’‡ǯ•’Žƒ…‡‹–Š‡–‘’ͳͲ ™ƒ• Dz ‘‡™ƒ”† ‘—†dz „› ‹‘ ƒ† ƒ”ˆ—‡Ž—†ƒ›‡˜‡‹‰Ǥ Š‹Ž‡ ƒ††‹‡ •ƒ‰ ‘ˆ DzŠ‘‡ ™Š‡”‡›–Š‘—‰Š–ǯ•‡•…ƒ’‹‰ǡŠ‘‡ ™Š‡”‡ › —•‹…ǯ• ’Žƒ›‹‰ǡ Š‘‡ ™Š‡”‡›Ž‘˜‡Ž‹‡•™ƒ‹–‹‰•‹Ž‡–Ž› ˆ‘” ‡ǡdz ‡˜‡”›‘‡ ƒ– Š‘‡ ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡™ƒ•ˆƒŽŽ‹‰ƒŽ‹––Ž‡‘”‡ ‹Ž‘˜‡™‹–Šƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ Dzƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• „‡…‘‡ ƒ ’‡”ˆ‡…– ƒ„ƒ••ƒ†‘” ˆ‘” Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǥdz •ƒ‹† ƒ›‘” ƒŽ ™‹–‘Ǥ ‡ ƒ”‡ ˜‡”› ’”‘—†–‘…ƒŽŽŠ‡”‘‡‘ˆ‘—”‘™Ǥdz Š‡Œ—†‰‡•‰ƒ˜‡‘’’‡ƒ•–ƒ†‹‰ ‘˜ƒ–‹‘ ƒ† ‡„”ƒ…‡† ‹ ƒ ‰”‘—’ Š—‰Ǥ Dz  ‘™ ‘™ƒ Šƒ• ƒ› –ƒŽ‡–‡† ’‡‘’Ž‡ǡ„—– ƒ•‘‡š…‹–‡†–Šƒ–‘‡ ‘ˆ ‘—” ˜‡”› ‘™ǡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǡ Šƒ• ‡ƒ”‡† –Š‹• ‘’’‘”–—‹–› –‘ •Š‹‡ ‘ –Š‡ ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ •–ƒ‰‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† ’‡ƒ‡” ‹†ƒ ’‡›‡”Ǥ Dzƒ††‹‡ ”‡’”‡•‡–• ‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰ –Šƒ– ‹• ‰”‡ƒ– ƒ„‘—– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ƒ† ‘™ƒǤ  ƒ ‹…”‡†‹„Ž› ’”‘—† ‘ˆ ™Šƒ– •Š‡ Šƒ• „‡‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘ƒ……‘’Ž‹•Šƒ†ƒ•‘ ‡š…‹–‡†–‘‡‡’˜‘–‹‰ˆ‘”Š‡”Ǥdz ƒ›‘” ™‹–‘ Šƒ• „‡‡ ” ‡ … ‡ ‹ ˜ ‹  ‰ ƒ … ‡ „ ‘ ‘   ‡ • • ƒ ‰ ‡ • ˆ ” ‘  ’ ‡ ‘ ’ Ž ‡

™‘†‡”‹‰ ‹ˆ ƒ •–”‡‡– …‘—Ž† „‡ ƒ‡† ƒˆ–‡” ‘’’‡ǡ ‘” ‹ˆ –Š‡”‡ …ƒ „‡ ƒ …‹–›™‹†‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ƒ› –‘ ”‡…‘‰‹œ‡ –Š‡ ›‘—‰ •‹‰‡”ǯ• ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡‡–•Ǥ  Dz ‡” Œ‘—”‡› ™‹–Š ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ž Šƒ• ‰‹˜‡ ‘—” …‘—‹–›ǡ ”‡‰ƒ”†Ž‡••‘ˆƒ‰‡ǡ•‘‡–Š‹‰™‡…ƒ ƒŽŽ ”ƒŽŽ› ƒ”‘—†ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘—…‹Žƒ ‡ˆˆ‘Ž„Ǥ  ‘˜‡”‘” ‹ ‡›‘Ž†• –‘‘ –‘ ™‹––‡” –‘ ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡ ‘™ƒ• –Š”‘—‰Š‘—– –Š‡ •–ƒ–‡ –‘ ˜‘–‡ ˆ‘” ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‹‡Ǥ –ƒ–‡ ‡ƒ–‘” ƒ†ƒ ƒ‰ƒ ™ƒ• ƒ‘–Š‡” ˆƒ ‘ˆ –Š‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ǥ  Dz  Š‘’‡ ‡”‹…ƒ Ž‘˜‡• ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǯ•’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡‘ˆǮ ‘‡™ƒ”† ‘—†ǯ „› ‹‘ ƒ† ƒ”ˆ—‡Ž ƒ•—…Šƒ• †‹†ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ‰ƒǤDzŠ‡ ™ƒ• ƒƒœ‹‰Ǩ ƒ††‹‡ …‡”–ƒ‹Ž› †‡•‡”˜‡• –‘ ‘˜‡ ‘ –‘ –Š‡ ‡š– Ž‡˜‡Ž ‘ˆ …‘’‡–‹–‹‘ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘ŽǤdz  ˆ–‡” –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ǡ …‡Ž‡„”‹–› Œ—†‰‡ —‡ ”›ƒ •ƒ‹† Š‡ ’”ƒ›‡† ’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ–Š‘‡ˆ‡Ž––Š‡™ƒ›Š‡†‹†Ǥ  Dz‘—ƒ”‡•‘•’‡…‹ƒŽǡƒ†›‘—Šƒ˜‡ ‹…”‡†‹„Ž‡—•‹…ƒŽ–ƒ•–‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ–› ‡””›Ǥ Dz –ǯ• ”‡ƒŽŽ› •Š‘™‹‰Ǥ  Ž‘– ‘ˆ ’‡‘’Ž‡ …ƒ •‹‰ǡ „—– ‘– ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ’‡‘’Ž‡ Šƒ˜‡ –ƒ•–‡ǡ Š‘‡›ǡ ƒ† ‹–ǯ• ‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰Ǥdz  ‹‘‡Ž‹…Š‹‡•ƒ‹†–Š‡”‡ǯ•‘”‡–‘ •‹‰‹‰–ŠƒŒ—•–•‹‰‹‰Ǥ  Dz‡ǯ”‡ ‘– ƒ „—•‹‡•• ‘ˆ •‹‰‡”•ǡ ™‡ǯ”‡ ƒ „—•‹‡•• ‘ˆ •–›Ž‹•–•Ǥ ‘— ’”‡•‡– ›‘— ‘ ‡˜‡”› •‘‰ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‹…Š‹‡Ǥ Dz‘— …‘–‹—‡ –Šƒ–ǤŠƒ–ǯ•…ƒŽŽ‡†ƒ…ƒ”‡‡”ǡ ƒ† ƒ›„‡ǡ ƒ ™‹‡” ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤdz The Starƒ•‡†Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ”‡ƒ†‡”•–‘‡š’Žƒ‹™Š› –Š‡› Ž‘˜‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡Ǥ ‘Ž• ‹ Š‡” Š‘‡–‘™ †‡•…”‹„‡ Š‡” ƒ• —‹“—‡ǡ ”‡ƒŽǡ ƒ — – Š ‡  – ‹ … ǡ Š—„Ž‡ǡ †‘™Ǧ –‘Ǧ‡ƒ”–Šǡ ‰‡—‹‡ǡ „ ‡ ƒ — – ‹ ˆ — Ž ǡ ‰”ƒ…‹‘—•ǡ ˆ”‹‡†Ž› ƒ† ƒƒœ‹‰Ǥ ‹†› ‘‘†Œ‡” •ƒ‹† ƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• ‡˜‡” –”‹‡† –‘ ϐ‹– ‹Ǥ Š‡ Œ—•– †‘‡• Š‡” ‘™ –Š‹‰ǡ ƒ† –Šƒ– ‹• ‡šƒ…–Ž› ™Šƒ– •Š‡ †‘‡• ™‹–Š Š‡” •‘‰•Ǥ Š‡ ƒ‡• ‡˜‡”› •‘‰ •‘—† Ž‹‡ ƒ ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽǡ ƒ—”ƒ ƒŽŽ‹ ƒ††‡†Ǥ DzŠ‡”‡ ƒ”‡ •‘ ƒ› ‰”‡ƒ– –Š‹‰• ƒ„‘—– ƒ††‹‡Ǥ —– ™Šƒ– •–‹…• ‘—– –Š‡ ‘•–ǡ Maddie Poppe reacts to learning she made it to the top 10 on American Idol (American Idol photo)

ˆ‘” ‡ǡ ‹• •Š‡ †‘‡•ǯ– …Š‘‘•‡ –‘ …‘ˆ‘” –‘ –Š‡ ‘”ǡdz •ƒ‹† ”‹…ƒ ‡†‡‹‰Ǥ Dz  Ž‹‡ Š‘™ •Š‡ …Š‘‘•‡• —•‹…’‡‘’Ž‡™‘—Ž†‘–‡š’‡…––Š‡ ϐ‹”•––‹‡–Š‡›Š‡ƒ”Š‡”Ǥdz  ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡†‘‡•ǯ–‹†„‡‹‰ ‘‡Ǧ‘ˆǦƒǦ‹†ǡ ƒ† –Šƒ–ǯ• ™Šƒ– ƒ‡•Š‡”•’‡…‹ƒŽǤ  Dzƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• •—…Š ƒ ƒƒœ‹‰ǡ —‹“—‡˜‘‹…‡Ǩ‘—†‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡–‘•‡‡ Š‡” –‘ ”‡…‘‰‹œ‡ ‹–ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‡‹ˆ‡” Žƒ”Ǥ DzŠ‡ ƒŽ•‘ Šƒ• ƒ Š—‰‡ Š‡ƒ”–Ǥ „‘˜‡ƒŽŽǡ•Š‡‹•”‡ƒŽǡƒ† Ž‘˜‡Š‘™ –Š”‘—‰Š –Š‹• ™Š‘Ž‡ ’”‘…‡••ǡ •Š‡ ‹• •–‹ŽŽƒ††‹‡ƒ†ƒŽ™ƒ›•™‹ŽŽ„‡Ǥdz  Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡”‡•‹†‡–•™‘—Ž†ǯ–•‡‡ Š‡”…Šƒ‰‡–Šƒ–ˆ‘”–Š‡™‘”Ž†Ǥ  Dz  Ž‹‡ Š‘™ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ †‘‡• ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† Ž‡š‹• ”‘™Ǥ DzŠ‡ ‹• •—…Š ƒ •™‡‡– ‰‹”Ž ™‹–Š ƒ ‰‡—‹‡Š‡ƒ”–Ǥdz  ‹ˆ–Š‰”ƒ†‡–‡ƒ…Š‡”ƒ”› ‘Š•‘ ƒ‰”‡‡•Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡‹•Œ—•–Š‡”•‡Žˆƒ†ƒŽ™ƒ›• ™‹ŽŽ „‡Ǥ Š‡ ‹• ƒ ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ –‘ ‡˜‡”›‘‡ „‡…ƒ—•‡ •Š‡ ‹• Œ—•– ƒ •ƒŽŽǦ–‘™ ‰‹”Ž –”›‹‰ –‘ ƒ‡ Š‡” †”‡ƒ• …‘‡ –”—‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† ƒ”› ‘Š•‘ǡ Dz–Š‡ ˜‡”› –Š‹‰ ‡˜‡”›‘‡ ™ƒ–•–‘†‘ǥˆ‘ŽŽ‘™–Š‡‹”†”‡ƒ•Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ Šƒ• „‡…‘‡ ƒ ”‘Ž‡ ‘†‡Ž ˆ‘”Ž‘…ƒŽ…Š‹Ž†”‡Ǥ  Dz  Ž‘˜‡ –Š‡ ™ƒ› •Š‡ ‹•’‹”‡• › †ƒ—‰Š–‡”•ǡdz •ƒ‹† ”‹ƒƒ ƒ…‘„•‡Ǥ DzŠ‡›ǯ˜‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• „‡‡ †”‡ƒ‡”•ǡ ƒ† ‘™ –Š‡› ‘™ ƒ›–Š‹‰ ‹• ’‘••‹„Ž‡ǡ ‘ ƒ––‡” ™Š‡”‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ ˆ”‘Ǥdz  ƒ††‹‡•–ƒ”–‡†•‹‰‹‰ƒ––Š‡ƒ‰‡ ‘ˆ ͳͶ ™Š‡ Š‡” •‹•–‡” ƒ•‡† Š‡” –‘ •‹‰ ƒŽ‘‰ ™‹–Š Š‡” ˆ‘” ƒ –ƒŽ‡– •Š‘™ ƒ– •…Š‘‘ŽǤ Š‡ Žƒ–‡” ’Žƒ›‡† ƒ†•ƒ‰‘‘……ƒ•‹‘™‹–ŠŠ‡”†ƒ† ‹ Š‹• „Ž—‡‰”ƒ•• ƒ† ”‘… „ƒ†Ǥ ”‘–Š‡”‡•Š‡™‡–‘–‘•‹‰ƒ† ’Žƒ› ƒ– —”•‹‰ Š‘‡•ǡ Ž‹„”ƒ”‹‡•ǡ ƒ– –Š‡ …‘—–› ˆƒ‹”ǡ ƒ– ‹‘‡‡” ƒ›• ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ ƒ† ™Š‡    …ƒ‡–Š”‘—‰Š–‘™‹ʹͲͳͶǤ  DzŠ‡ǯ• –”—‡ –‘ Š‡”•‡Žˆǡ ƒ† ‹– …‘‡• –Š”‘—‰Š ‹ Š‡” •‹‰‹‰ ƒ† •‘‰™”‹–‹‰Ȅƒ—‹“—‡˜‘‹…‡™‹–Šƒ Š‡ƒ”–‘ˆ‰‘Ž†ǡdz•ƒ‹†‹†›‘Ž„Ǥ  Š‡ ʹͲǦ›‡ƒ”Ǧ‘Ž†

†‹‡Ǧ‘’ •‹‰‡” ƒ† •‘‰™”‹–‡”ǡ †ƒ—‰Š–‡” ‘ˆ ”‡– ƒ† ‘›ƒ ‘’’‡ǡ ϐ‹”•– ‰ƒ‹‡†ƒ–‹‘ƒŽƒ––‡–‹‘™Š‡•Š‡ ƒ—†‹–‹‘‡†‘–Š‡•‡ƒ•‘’”‡‹‡”‡ ‘ˆ ǯ• Š‡ ‘‹…‡ ‹ ‡„”—ƒ”› ʹͲͳ͸ǡ‘Ž›–‘„‡–—”‡††‘™„›–Š‡ Œ—†‰‡•Ǥ  Dz –ǯ• ”‡ƒŽŽ› •™‡‡– ™Š‡ ’‡‘’Ž‡ –‡ŽŽ‡›—•‹…‹•’‹”‡•–Š‡ƒ† –Š‹‰•Ž‹‡–Šƒ–ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘’’‡ǤDz ˆ‡‡Ž Ž‹‡ ‹ —•‹… ǯ˜‡ ˆƒ‹Ž‡† “—‹–‡ ƒ „‹–ǡ Š‘‡•–Ž›ǡ „—–  Ž‹‡ –‘ ‡‡’ ‰‘‹‰ ƒ† •Š‘™ ’‡‘’Ž‡ †‘ǯ– ‡˜‡” ‰‹˜‡ —’Ǥdz  Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ Ǧͳʹ ”‹…‹’ƒŽ ”‹… …‡”ƒ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Šƒ–ǯ•ƒ‡••ƒ‰‡ •–—†‡–•‡‡†–‘Š‡ƒ”ǡƒ†‘‡–Š‡› •‡‡‹ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ ‹• ƒ ‡šƒ’Ž‡ ‘ˆ Šƒ”† ™‘”ǡ „‡‹‰ ”‡ϐŽ‡…–‹˜‡ǡ ƒ† •–ƒ›‹‰

After solo and celebrity duet performances with the top 24 contestants, the judges narrowed down the field to the top 14 finalists. Now the judges are handing over the reigns to America to start voting on who they want to crown the next Idol, as the search for America’s next superstar continues on its new home on America’s network, The ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Eric McCandless) –Š‡ …‘—”•‡ ™Š‹Ž‡ ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰ Š‡” †”‡ƒ•ǡdz •ƒ‹† …‡”ƒǤ DzŠ‡ Šƒ• –—”‡† ˆƒ‹Ž—”‡• ‹–‘ Ž‡ƒ”‹‰ ‘’’‘”–—‹–‹‡• ƒ† ”‡Œ‡…–‹‘• ‹–‘ ‘–‹˜ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ƒ††‹‡ ‹• ƒ ‡šƒ’Ž‡ ǥˆ‘”ƒŽŽǡȏ™Š‡–Š‡”›‘—‰‘”‘Ž†Ȑǡ–‘ Ž‡ƒ”ˆ”‘ǤŠ‡™‹ŽŽ„‡•—……‡••ˆ—Ž‹ Ž‹ˆ‡Ǩdz  ‹‰Š •…Š‘‘Ž ’”‹…‹’ƒŽ ‘„‡”– ƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆ ƒ††‡† –Šƒ– ‘’’‡ ƒ‡• ‡˜‡”›‘‡ƒ–Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡…Š‘‘Ž•˜‡”› ’”‘—†Ǥ  DzŠ‡ ‹• •‘ –ƒŽ‡–‡† ƒ† •—…Š ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– ”‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡ ‘ˆ ‘—” •…Š‘‘Ž ƒ† …‘—‹–›Ǥ  Šƒ˜‡ ˆ‘—† Š‡” ”‡…‡– ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡• ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ž˜‡”›‡š…‹–‹‰ƒ†ƒ‰”‡ƒ–†‹•’Žƒ› ‘ˆ Š‡” ‹…ƒŽ…—Žƒ„Ž‡ –ƒŽ‡–•ǡdz •ƒ‹† ƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆǤDzŠ‡•‡‡•–‘†‡‘•–”ƒ–‡ ‘”‡ ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡• ƒŽŽ –Š‡ –‹‡ǡ ™Š‹…Š ƒ‡• ‹– ˆ— –‘ ™ƒ–…ŠǤ ƒ††‹‡ —†‡”•–ƒ†• ’”‘ˆ‡••‹‘ƒŽ‹• ƒ† •–ƒ†•„‡Š‹†Š‡”ˆƒ‹Ž›ƒ†•ƒŽŽ –‘™ …‘˜‹…–‹‘•Ǣ –Šƒ–ǯ• ™Šƒ–  ‡Œ‘›‘•–ƒ„‘—–Š‡”Ǥdz  ˜‡ ™‹–Š Š‡” „—•› —•‹… •…Š‡†—Ž‡ǡ ‘’’‡ –‘‘ –‹‡ Žƒ•– •—‡” –‘ „ƒ„›•‹– ˆ‘” ‘ƒƒ ‡‹†‡ƒǤ  Dz›•‘†›Œ—•–ƒ†‘”‡•Š‡”ǡƒ† ƒŽŽ Š‡ …ƒ †‘ ‹• –ƒŽ ƒ„‘—– Š‘™ ™‡ Šƒ˜‡ –‘ ˜‘–‡ ˆ‘” Š‡” ƒ† ȏ–Šƒ–Ȑ •Š‡ ȏ‹•Ȑ ˆƒ‘—•Ǥ ˜‡”› ’‹…–—”‡  •‡‡ ‘ˆ Š‹ ™‹–Š Š‡”ǡ Š‡ ‹• ‰”‹‹‰ ‡ƒ” –‘ ‡ƒ”Ǥ Ž•‘ Ž‘˜‡ Š‘™ •Š‡ Ž‘˜‡• Š‡” •ƒŽŽ–‘™ǡdz•ƒ‹† ‡‹†‡ƒǤ  ‡‰ƒ”†Ž‡•• ‘ˆ –Š‡ ϐ‹ƒŽ ”‡•—Ž–•ǡ ‡‹†‡ƒ „‡Ž‹‡˜‡• ‘’’‡ ‹• ƒŽ”‡ƒ†› ƒ ™‹‡” ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ‡›‡•Ǥ  DzŠ‡ǯ• ‹…‡ –‘ ‡˜‡”›‘‡ Ž‹‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ƒŽ‘‰ǦŽ‘•–ˆ”‹‡†ǤŠ‡ǯ•ƒŽ•‘ –‡ƒ…Š‹‰ ‡˜‡”› Ž‹––Ž‡ „‘› ƒ† ‰‹”Ž –Šƒ– ‹– †‘‡•ǯ– ƒ––‡” ™Š‡”‡ ›‘— ƒ”‡ ˆ”‘ ‘” ™Šƒ– ‘–Š‡”• •ƒ›Ǣ Œ—•– „‡ –”—‡ –‘ ›‘—”•‡Žˆ ƒ† …Šƒ•‡ ƒˆ–‡” ›‘—” †”‡ƒ•Ǥ ǯ ƒŽ‘•– ͵͹ǡ ƒ† •Š‡ǯ•‹•’‹”‹‰‡–‘‡‡’ƒˆ–‡”› †”‡ƒǡdz •ƒ‹† ƒ”ƒŠ ‘”†ƒǤ DzŠ‡ǯ• ‘—”Š‘‡–‘™‹†‘ŽǤdz  ‘‡–‹‡•ǡ‹–ǯ•™Šƒ–ǯ•‹–Š‡Š‡ƒ”– –Šƒ–…‘—–•Ǥ  Dz‘–‘Ž›†‘‡••Š‡Šƒ˜‡‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ „‡•– ˜‘‹…‡•ǡ •Š‡ǯ• ƒŽ•‘ ‰‘– –Š‡ „‡•–

Š‡ƒ”–ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ–‹‡‡†‡‹‰Ǥ  Š‡‡˜‡”‘’’‡‹•‹–‘™ǡƒ”„ ƒ…‡•ƒ‹†ǡ•Š‡ƒŽ™ƒ›•–ƒ‡•–‹‡–‘ •’‡ƒ™‹–Š„‘–Š–Š‡›‘—‰ƒ†‘Ž†Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• ƒ‡• •—”‡ •Š‡ •–‘’• ƒ† –ƒŽ• ™‹–Š ›‘— ™Š‡ ›‘— •‡‡ Š‡”Ǥ Š‡ ‰‹˜‡• „ƒ… –‘ –Š‡ …‘—‹–›ǡ ƒ† ™Š‡‡˜‡” •Š‡ •‹‰•ǡ›‘—™ƒ––‘‰‡–—’ƒ†‘˜‡ –‘–Š‡—•‹…ǡdz•ƒ‹†‹•ƒ‡ŽǤ  Šƒ‘ƒ”—••‡ƒ‰”‡‡†Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• ƒ „‡ƒ—–‹ˆ—Ž Š‡ƒ”–ǡ „‡ƒ—–‹ˆ—Ž ˜‘‹…‡Ǥ Š‡ ‹• †‘™ –‘ ‡ƒ”–Šǡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• Šƒ• –‹‡ ˆ‘” ƒ›‘‡ ƒ†‡˜‡”›‘‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ”—••‡Ǥ  ˜‡ˆ‘”ˆ‘”‡””‡•‹†‡–•Ž‹‡‹œ †‡‰ƒ”†ǡ –Š‡ •‹’Ž‡ ƒ† „‡ƒ—–‹ˆ—Ž ‡••ƒ‰‡ ‘ˆ ‹†‡•• ‹ ‘’’‡ǯ• •‘‰• „”‹‰• „ƒ… ‰‘‘† ‡‘”‹‡• ‘ˆ ‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰ •’‡…‹ƒŽ ƒ„‘—– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥ   DzŠ‡ ‹• Ž‘˜‹‰ǡ ‰‡—‹‡ǡ Š—„Ž‡ ƒ† –ƒŽ‡–‡†ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‹ˆˆƒ‹‡ –”‡‹…ŠǤ DzŠ‡ ‹• ƒ ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ǡ ƒ†  Ž‘˜‡ Š‘™ › …Š‹Ž†”‡ ƒ†‘”‡ Š‡”Ǥ Š‡ ‘™• ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ …ƒ‡ ˆ”‘ǡ ƒ† •Š‡ ‹• ƒŽ™ƒ›• Š‡”ǡ ‘ ƒ––‡” ™Šƒ–Ǥ †–Šƒ–˜‘‹…‡ǡ •–‹ŽŽ‰‡––‡ƒ”•‹› ‡›‡•Ž‹•–‡‹‰–‘Š‡”ǤŠ‡‹•ƒƒœ‹‰ ‹‡˜‡”›™ƒ›Ǩdz  –Š‡”• ”‡ƒ”‡† ‘ Š‘™ –Š‡› …‘—Ž† Ž‹•–‡ –‘ ‘’’‡ǯ• ˜‘‹…‡ ˆ‘” Š‘—”•Ǥ  Dz –ǯ•–Š‡–›’‡‘ˆ˜‘‹…‡›‘—Š‡ƒ”‘ –Š‡”ƒ†‹‘ƒ†•ƒ›ǡŠ‡›ǡ–Šƒ–ǯ•ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡Ǩdz•ƒ‹†Š‹ƒ‘…—ŽŽ›Ǥ  ƒ”„ ƒ•‘ Ž‘˜‡• ƒ††‹‡ǯ• •–‘”›Ǧ–‡ŽŽ‹‰ƒ„‹Ž‹–›™Š‡•Š‡•‹‰•Ǥ ‹†› ‡†‡‹‰ ”‡ƒ”‡† –Šƒ– ‘’’‡ǯ•’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡•ƒŽ™ƒ›•‰‹˜‡ƒ ‰”‡ƒ–ǡ™ƒ”ˆ‡‡Ž‹‰ǡƒ†Š‡”•‹Ž‡‹• –Š‡„‡•–Ǥ  DzŠ‡ǯ• ƒƒœ‹‰Ǥ Š‡ Œ—•– ‰Ž‘™• ƒ† ƒ‡• ›‘— ˆ‡‡Ž ™Šƒ– •Š‡ǯ• •‹‰‹‰ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ†› ƒŽ˜‡”•‘Ǥ  ‘” ‡ˆˆ ‘Ž„ǡ —†ƒ› ‹‰Š–ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ™ƒ• ›‡– ƒ‘–Š‡” ‡šƒ’Ž‡ ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• ™‹†‡ —•‹…ƒŽ –ƒ•–‡•ǡ –ƒŽ‡– ƒ† ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ǡ ™Š‹…Š Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ”‡•‹†‡–• ‘™ Š‡” ˆ‘”Ǣ Š‡” ˜‘…ƒŽ ”ƒ‰‡ ƒ† •–”‡‰–Š ƒ† •–”‘‰ •–ƒ‰‡ ’”‡•‡…‡ •Š‘™ Š‡” ƒ–—”‹–›ƒ†…‘ˆ‘”–‘•–ƒ‰‡Ǥ :fek`el\[fegX^\/


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:fek`el\[]ifdgX^\.  ‘’’‡ǯ• •‘‰ •‡Ž‡…–‹‘ ˆƒŽŽ• ‹ •›… ™‹–Š Š‘™ ’‡‘’Ž‡ ˜‹‡™ Ž‹ˆ‡ ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ȅƒ†ǡ ƒ’’ƒ”‡–Ž›ǡ –Š”‘—‰Š‘—––Š‡…‘—–”›Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ Šƒ• ƒ ‘Ž† •‘—Ž ™Š‹…Š ‘•– •ƒŽŽ –‘™ ˆ‘Ž• …ƒ ”‡Žƒ–‡ –‘ǡƒ†™‡ǯ”‡•‡‡‹‰–Š‡Œ—†‰‡•ƒ† –Š‡”‡•–‘ˆ–Š‡”‡Žƒ–‹‰–‘Š‡”ƒ• ™‡ŽŽǡdz•ƒ‹† ‹‡†‡‹‰Ǥ

Windows and signs on Main Street in Clarksville are decorated in support of Maddie Poppe. (Bethany Carson, Tonya Poppe and Kristen Clark photos)

 Ž‹ˆ‡ƒ†‹•‘‰ǡ•Š‡”‡’”‡•‡–• –”—‡ ‡”‹…ƒ ƒ† ‹†™‡•–‡” ˜ƒŽ—‡•Ǥ  DzŠ‡‹•–”—‡–‘Š‡”•‡Žˆƒ†•Š‘™• ™Šƒ– ‘™ƒ• ƒ”‡ǣ Šƒ”†™‘”‹‰ǡ ‰”ƒ…‹‘—•ǡ Š—„Ž‡ ƒ† –”—‡ –‘ Š‡” „‡Ž‹‡ˆ•ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‡””› …‡”ƒǡ Dz‰”‡ƒ– ’—”‡ ‡”‹…ƒ ˜ƒŽ—‡• ƒ† ƒŽŽ ƒ–—”ƒŽ ˜‘‹…‡ ™‹–Š‘—– –Š‡ ˆƒ…› •Š‘™•Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ǯ• ‡š– ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ™‹ŽŽ

106 S Main Street Clarksville

„‡ —†ƒ›ǡ ’”‹Ž ʹͻǡ ƒ– ͹ ’ǤǤǡ ƒ• ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ƒ‡• Š‹•–‘”› ™‹–Š –Š‡ ϐ‹”•–Ǧ‡˜‡” …‘ƒ•–Ǧ–‘Ǧ…‘ƒ•– Ž‹˜‡ ˜‘–‡ ‹ –Š‡ ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ‹‡™‡”• ™‹ŽŽ ‘…‡ ƒ‰ƒ‹ „‡ ƒ„Ž‡ –‘ ˜‘–‡ ‘ –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ’’ǡ ˜‹ƒ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤ…‘Ȁ˜‘–‡ ‘” „› –‡š–Ǥ ‡•—Ž–•™‹ŽŽ„‡”‡˜‡ƒŽ‡†‹”‡ƒŽ–‹‡ ƒ…”‘••‡˜‡”›–‹‡œ‘‡ƒ––Š‡‡†‘ˆ –Š‡•Š‘™Ǥ  ‘’’‡ ‹• ‰”ƒ–‡ˆ—Ž ˆ‘” Š‡”

…‘—‹–›ǯ••—’’‘”–Ǥ  Dz˜‡”›‘‡ ‹• „‡Š‹† ‡ ͳͲͲ ’‡”…‡–Ǥ Š‡”‡ǯ• ‘–Š‹‰ Ž‹‡ Š‘™ –Š‡›ǯ˜‡ „‡‡ •‘ ™‘†‡”ˆ—ŽŽ› •—’’‘”–‹˜‡ ‘ˆ ‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡Ǥ DzŠ‡›ǯ˜‡ ‡˜‡” •–‘’’‡† „‡Ž‹‡˜‹‰ ‹‡ǥ …‘—Ž†ǯ–Šƒ˜‡™‹•Š‡†ˆ‘” ƒ„‡––‡”’Žƒ…‡–‘‰”‘™—’Ǥdz  Š‹• …‘‹‰ —†ƒ›ǡ •Š‡ǯŽŽ ‡‡† –Šƒ– •—’’‘”– ‘”‡ –Šƒ ‡˜‡”Ǥ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ”‡•‹†‡–• ™‹ŽŽ

„‡ ˜‘–‹‰ ƒ† ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‹‰ ˆ”‹‡†• ƒ† ‡‹‰Š„‘”• –‘ †‘ –Š‡ •ƒ‡Ǥ —•‹‡••‡• Ž‹‹‰ ƒ‹ –”‡‡– ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ Šƒ˜‡ •‹‰• ‹ –Š‡ ™‹†‘™•ǡ …‘—”–‡•› ‘ˆ –Š‡ …‘‡”…‹ƒŽ …Ž—„ǡ ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‹‰ ‡˜‡”›‘‡–‘˜‘–‡Ǥ  DzŠ‡ •Š‡ •‹‰•ǡ •Š‡ ƒŽ•‘ ’—ŽŽ• ‘ ›‘—” Š‡ƒ”– •–”‹‰•ǡdz •ƒ‹† ƒ‹‡Ž ‘–›ǤDz ‡”˜‘‹…‡‹•Ž‹‡‘‘–Š‡”Ǩdz

Butler County State Bank Antiques 101 S. Main Clarksville, IA

Anna Lee’s 113 S. Main, Clarksville, IA

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McGregor family has extra reason to cheer for star By JOHN JENSEN 5IF0VUMPPLt.BZ    Ȅ ‘™ƒƒ–‹˜‡ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡Šƒ•†”ƒ™Š‡ƒ†Ž‹‡•‹‘”–Š …‡–”ƒŽ ‘™ƒƒ†„‡›‘†ƒ••Š‡Šƒ• ™‘”‡†Š‡”™ƒ›‹–‘–Š‡Dz‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ždz ‘’ ͳͲǤ ‘” … ”‡‰‘”ǯ• ‘†† ƒ”•‘ ƒ† ‘ ƒ”•‘ǡ ‘’’‡ǯ• ”‹•‡ –‘ •–ƒ”†‘ Šƒ• Š‹– …Ž‘•‡” –‘ Š‘‡ –Šƒ –Šƒ– ‘ˆ •‘‡‘‡ –Š‡› •‡‡ ‘ –‡Ž‡˜‹•‹‘Ǥ  ‘†† ‹• ƒ ϐ‹”•– …‘—•‹ ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• ‘–Š‡”™Š‹Ž‡ ‘‹•ƒ””‹‡†–‘‘††ǯ• „”‘–Š‡”ƒ””‡ǡ™Š‘™‘—Ž†ƒŽ•‘„‡ ‘’’‡ǯ•‘–Š‡”ǯ•…‘—•‹Ǥ‘–Š•ƒ‹† –Š‡‹” ˆƒ‹Ž‹‡• ƒ”‡ ‡š–”‡‡Ž› …Ž‘•‡ –‘‘’’‡ǯ•ƒ†Šƒ˜‡„‡‡™ƒ–…Š‹‰ ‹–‡•‡Ž›ƒ••Š‡Šƒ•ƒ†˜ƒ…‡†Ǥ  Dz  ’”‘„ƒ„Ž› †‘ǯ– Ž‘‘ ”‡ƒŽ ‡š…‹–‡†ǡ „—– ›‘— ‰‡– ’”‡––› ™‘—† —’ǡ –‡š–‹‰ǡ ƒ† ›‘—ǯ”‡ ™ƒ–…Š‹‰ ƒ…‡„‘‘ ƒŽŽ –Š‡ –‹‡ǡdz ‘†† •ƒ‹†Ǥ ‘†† •ƒ‹† –Š‡ ˆƒ‹Ž› ‰‡–• –‘‰‡–Š‡” ‡ƒ…Š•—‡”Ǥ ‘‘–‡†–Šƒ–•Š‡ƒ† ‘††ǯ• ‹†• ƒ”‡ …Ž‘•‡ ƒ‰‡Ǧ™‹•‡ –‘ ƒ††‹‡ƒ†Šƒ˜‡”‡ƒŽŽ›…‘‡…–‡†Ǥ  DzŠ‡› Šƒ† ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ˆ— –‘‰‡–Š‡” ‰”‘™‹‰ —’ǡdz •Š‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ ‘ •ƒ‹† •Š‡ ƒ†‘††Šƒ˜‡„‡‡–‡ŽŽ‹‰ˆ”‹‡†• ƒ† ˆƒ‹Ž› –Šƒ– –Š‡› ƒ”‡ ”‡Žƒ–‡† –‘ ‘’’‡ ƒ† Š‘™ ’”‘—† –Š‡› ƒ”‡ ‘ˆ ™Šƒ–•Š‡Šƒ•ƒ……‘’Ž‹•Š‡†Ǥ  Dz› †ƒ†ǯ• „‡‡ Ž‹‡ǡ Ǯ ǯ –‡ŽŽ‹‰ ‡˜‡”›„‘†› •Š‡ǯ• › ‰”‡ƒ– ‹‡…‡ǡǯdz ‘†† •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz ‡ǯ• Ž‹‡ǡ Ǯ  …ƒǯ– ‰‘ ƒ›™Š‡”‡ƒ†‘„‘†›ǯ•‘––ƒŽ‹‰ ƒ„‘—–‹–ƒ›‘”‡Ǥǯ –ǯ•’”‡––›…‘‘ŽǤdz  ‘ •ƒ‹† •Š‡ •ƒ™ ‘’’‡ǯ• –ƒŽ‡– –”—Ž› „Ž‘••‘ ˆ‘” –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‹‡ ™Š‡•Š‡™ƒ•ͳͶ›‡ƒ”•‘Ž†ǡ•‹‰‹‰ ƒ†—‡–‘ˆDzƒ†•Ž‹†‡dzƒ–•…Š‘‘Ž™‹–Š Š‡”•‹•–‡”Ǥ  DzŠ‡ •–ƒ”–• •‹‰‹‰ ƒ† –Š‹• „‹‰ ˜‘‹…‡ …‘‡• ‘—– ‘ˆ –Š‹• Ž‹––Ž‡ ‰‹”ŽǤ Šƒ– ™ƒ• –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‹‡  ”‡ƒŽ‹œ‡† –Šƒ–•Š‡™ƒ•”‡ƒŽŽ›ǡ”‡ƒŽŽ›–ƒŽ‡–‡†ǡdz •Š‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ

McGregor’s Jo Larson and Todd Larson have been two of Clayton County’s biggest ‘American Idol’ fans this year as their niece, Maddie Poppe, has advanced to the show’s top seven. (John Jensen/The Outlook photo)  ‘’’‡ƒ†‡Š‡”–‡Ž‡˜‹•‹‘†‡„—– ƒ• ƒ …‘–‡•–ƒ– ‘ DzŠ‡ ‘‹…‡dz ‹ ʹͲͳͷǡ –Š‘—‰Š •Š‡ †‹† ‘– ƒ†˜ƒ…‡ ’ƒ•– –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– ”‘—†Ǥ Š‘—‰Š •Š‡ ™ƒ• ‹˜‹–‡†ǡ ‘’’‡ …Š‘•‡ ‘– –‘ ”‡–—”–Š‡ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰›‡ƒ”Ǥ  Dzˆ–‡” ǮŠ‡ ‘‹…‡ǡǯ ‹– ‘…‡† Š‡” †‘™ƒŽ‹––Ž‡„‹–ǡdz‘††•ƒ‹†ǤDz –‰‡–• ›‘—”•‡ŽˆǦ‡•–‡‡ǡƒ† –Š‹”‡– ȋŠ‡”ˆƒ–Š‡”Ȍ’—•Š‡†Š‡”–‘‘–‰‹˜‡

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—’ƒ†‡‡’–”›‹‰Ǥdz  ‘–Š‘††ƒ† ‘•ƒ‹†–Š‡›•‡‡ƒ —…Š ‘”‡ ƒ–—”‡ ƒ† …‘ϐ‹†‡– ›‘—‰ Žƒ†› •‹‰‹‰ –Š‹• ›‡ƒ” ‘ Dz‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ždz–Šƒ–Š‡›†‹†–Š”‡‡ ›‡ƒ”• ƒ‰‘ ‘ DzŠ‡ ‘‹…‡Ǥdz DzŠ‡ ™‡ ™ƒ–…Š‡† Š‡” ‘ ǮŠ‡ ‘‹…‡ǡǯ ›‘—…‘—Ž†Œ—•–•‡‡ǥ›‘—ǯ”‡ƒŽ™ƒ›• ‡”˜‘—• „—– ›‘— …ƒ Œ—•– •‡‡ –Šƒ– •Š‡ǯ• –‘–ƒŽŽ› †‹ˆˆ‡”‡– ȋ–Š‹• ›‡ƒ”Ȍǡdz

‘†† •ƒ‹†Ǥ DzŠ‡ Ž‘‘• …‘ˆ‘”–ƒ„Ž‡ ™Š‡ ›‘— ™ƒ–…Š Š‡” ‘ Ǥdz DzŠ‡ †‘‡•ǯ– •‡‡ ƒ• •–ƒ”Ǧ•–”—… ƒ• •Š‡ †‹†‘ǮŠ‡‘‹…‡ǡǯdz ‘•ƒ‹†Ǥ  DzǯŠ‡‘‹…‡ǯ‹–™ƒ•Œ—•–Ž‹‡ǡ–Š‡•‡ •—’‡”•–ƒ”•™‡”‡‹ˆ”‘–‘ˆŠ‡”Ǥdz  ‘ ˆƒ” „‘–Š ‘ ƒ† ‘†† •ƒ‹† –Š‡›ǯ˜‡ „‡‡ •‹’Ž› ™ƒ–…Š‹‰ Dz‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ždz ™‹–Š –Š‡‹” ˆƒ‹Ž‹‡• ƒ• –Š‡› Šƒ˜‡ ™ƒ–…Š‡† ‘’’‡

ƒ†˜ƒ…‡Ǥ ‘•ƒ‹†Š‡”•‘Š”‹•ǡ™Š‘ Ž‹˜‡• ‹ ‡†ƒ” ƒŽŽ•ǡ Šƒ• „‡‡ ƒ„Ž‡ –‘ ™ƒ–…Š –Š‡ •Š‘™ ™‹–Š ƒ††‹‡ǯ• ‰”ƒ†’ƒ”‡–•ǡ ™Š‘ Ž‹˜‡ ‹ ƒ˜‡”Ž›ǡ ‘™Šƒ––Š‡›…ƒŽŽƒ††‹‡‘†ƒ›•Ǥ  ‘ …ƒŽŽ‡† ƒ††‹‡ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ˆ DzƒŽ ‹‡ ƒ ‰›’–‹ƒǡdz ™Š‹…Š •Š‡•—‰ƒˆ–‡”„‡‹‰ƒ‘—…‡†ƒ• ‘‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ –‘’ •‹š ƒ†˜ƒ…‡”• ™‹–Š ‡”‹…ƒǯ• ˜‘–‡ǡ Ǯ’Š‡‘‡ƒŽǤǯ Dz  –Š‹•Š‡™ƒ•Œ—•–ƒ™‡•‘‡ǡdz‘†† •ƒ‹†ǤDz ǯƒ„‹‰‰—›ƒ†–‘•‹––Š‡”‡ ƒ†™ƒ–…Šǡ›‘—Œ—•–•–ƒ”–…”›‹‰ Ȃ ‹– ™ƒ• ’”‡––› ƒ™‡•‘‡ –‘ ™ƒ–…Š Š‡”Ǥdz  ‘’’‡™‡–‘–‘ƒ†˜ƒ…‡–‘–Š‡ ‘’ ‡˜‡ —†ƒ›ǡ Šƒ˜‹‰ •—‰ Dzƒ”‡ ‡…‡••‹–‹‡•dz ‘ ƒ Dz †‘Ždz ‡’‹•‘†‡ †‡˜‘–‡† –‘ ‹•‡› —•‹…Ǥ Š‘—‰Š‡’‹•‘†‡•’”‹‘”–‘–Š‡’”‹Ž ʹʹ Ž‹˜‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ™‡”‡ –ƒ’‡† ƒŠ‡ƒ† ‘ˆ –‹‡ǡ ‡‹–Š‡” ‘†† ‘” ‘ ™‡”‡ •—”‡ ™Šƒ– Šƒ† Šƒ’’‡‡†Ǥ Š‡› Šƒ† ƒ ‹†‡ƒǡ Š‘™‡˜‡”ǡ –Šƒ– –Š‹‰•‹‰Š–Šƒ˜‡‰‘‡™‡ŽŽˆ‘”Š‡”Ǥ  Dz ‡” ‰”ƒ†’ƒ ƒ† › †ƒ† ƒ”‡ „”‘–Š‡”•ǡ •‘ Š‡” ‰”ƒ†’ƒǯ• ƒŽ™ƒ›• …ƒŽŽ‹‰ › †ƒ† ƒ† –Š‡›ǯ”‡ –ƒŽ‹‰ ƒ„‘—–‹–ƒŽŽ–Š‡–‹‡Ǥ†Š‡™ƒ•—’ Š‡”‡ƒ…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ‘–Š•ƒ‰‘ǡƒ†‹– ™ƒ•‘•–‘’–ƒŽ‹‰ƒ„‘—–‹–ǡdz‘†† •ƒ‹†ǤDz ‡™ƒ–•–‘–‡ŽŽ›‘—ƒŽŽƒ„‘—– ‹–ǡƒ†Š‡ǯ•Ž‹‡ǡǮ ‘™‘”‡–Šƒ

…ƒ–‡ŽŽ›‘—”‹‰Š–‘™ǡƒ† …ƒǯ– –‡ŽŽ ›‘— –Š‹•ǡ „—– Š‡ •ƒ‹† Ǯ  ‘™ ™Šƒ– Šƒ’’‡‡† ǥǯ ‡ …‘—Ž†ǯ– •ƒ› ™Šƒ–ǡ„—–›‘—™‡”‡Ž‹‡ǡ‹–ǯ•‰‘‘†Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ ‹• ‘ •–”ƒ‰‡” –‘ –Š‡

‘™ƒ —•‹… •…‡‡Ǥ Š‡ ™‘—Ž† ‘……ƒ•‹‘ƒŽŽ› …‘‡ ‘ •–ƒ‰‡ –‘ •‹‰ ™‹–ŠŠ‡”ˆƒ–Š‡”™Š‡Š‡™ƒ•’ƒ”–‘ˆ ƒ„ƒ†ƒ†Šƒ••—‰‘  ̺ –Š‡ ’ƒ•– …‘—’Ž‡ ‘ˆ ›‡ƒ”•Ǥ Š‡ Šƒ• ƒŽ•‘ •—‰ ƒ– Ž‘…ƒŽ ˆƒ‹”• ƒ† ‘–Š‡” ˜‡—‡•Ǥ Dz‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ždz …ƒ „‡ •‡‡—†ƒ›•ƒ†‘†ƒ›•‘ –‡Ž‡˜‹•‹‘Ǥ


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Maddie Poppe in Top Seven on American Idol

By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BZ 

–ǯ•‘•‡…”‡––Šƒ–Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ž‘˜‡• ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ‘–‘”‹•–•‘ ‹‰Š™ƒ› ͵ƒ”‡•—”‡–‘‘–‹…‡–Š‡ϐŽƒ•Š‹‰•‹‰ †‡…Žƒ”‹‰ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ƒŽŽ‡‰‹ƒ…‡ ƒ– –Š‡ ‰ƒ–‡™ƒ› –‘ –Š‡ …‘—‹–›ǡ •Š‘—Ž†–Š‡›•‘‡Š‘™Šƒ˜‡ˆ‘”‡”Ž› „‡‡ ‘„Ž‹˜‹‘—• –‘ –Š‡ ˆƒ…–Ǥ —– ‹–ǯ• ‘–Œ—•–Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡‘”—–Ž‡”‘—–› –Šƒ–Ž‘˜‡•ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ –ǯ•‘–Œ—•–

‘™ƒǤ –ǯ•–Š‡ƒ–‹‘Ǥ Š‡ †‹‡Ȁ‘’ •‹‰‡” ƒ†‡ ‹– –‘ –Š‡ ‘’ ‡˜‡ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ž —†ƒ› ‡˜‡‹‰ ™‹–Š Š‡” ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ˆ Š‡ ƒ”‡ ‡…‡••‹–‹‡•ˆ”‘Š‡ —‰Ž‡‘‘Ǥ —†‰‡• ƒ–› ‡””›ǡ ‹‘‡Ž ‹…Š‹‡ ƒ† —‡ ”›ƒ ‰ƒ˜‡ –Š‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ƒ•–ƒ†‹‰‘˜ƒ–‹‘Ǥ Dz‘—” ˜‘‹…‡ Œ—•– ˆ‡‡Ž• –‹‡Ž‡•• –‘ ‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† —‡ ”›ƒǤ Dz –ǯ• ƒ –‹‡Ž‡•• •‹–—ƒ–‹‘ –Šƒ– ƒ‡• ‡ ™ƒ––‘‡‡’Ž‹•–‡‹‰ƒ†Ž‹•–‡‹‰Ǥ ‘ǡ›‘—ǯ˜‡Šƒ†‹–•‹…‡–Š‡ƒ—†‹–‹‘ǡ ƒ† ›‘—ǯ”‡ Œ—•– ‰‡––‹‰ „‡––‡” ƒ† „‡––‡”™‹–Š‹–‡ƒ…Š•–‡’‘ˆ–Š‡™ƒ›Ǥdz ‹‘‡Ž‹…Š‹‡ƒ‰”‡‡†Ǥ Dzƒ††‹‡ǡ  Š‘’‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ Šƒ˜‹‰ ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ˆ—ǡdz •ƒ‹† ‹‘‡Ž ‹…Š‹‡Ǥ Dz  Š‘’‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡ Šƒ˜‹‰ ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ˆ— „‡…ƒ—•‡ ™Šƒ– ǯ •‡‡‹‰ —’ Š‡”‡ǡ ƒ† ǯ •—”‡ ™Šƒ– ™‡ǯ”‡ ƒŽŽ •‡‡‹‰ ȏ‹•Ȑ›‘—”‰”‘™–Šǡ›‘—”‡–Š—•‹ƒ•Ǥdz ƒ–› ‡””›ǡ †”‡••‡† ƒ• ‘™ Š‹–‡ǡ™ƒ•ƒŽ•‘…‘’Ž‹‡–ƒ”›Ǥ Dz ǯ •‘ ’”‘—† ‘ˆ ›‘—ǡ ƒ†  ƒ’’”‡…‹ƒ–‡† ›‘—” „”ƒ˜‡”› –‘†ƒ› –ƒ‹‰‘ƒŽŽ–Š‘•‡‡™‘–‡•Ǥ –™ƒ• •‘ƒ‰‹…ƒŽǡdz•ƒ‹†‡””›Ǥ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ƒ†‡ Š‹•–‘”› —†ƒ› ™‹–Š –Š‡ ϐ‹”•–Ǧ‡˜‡” …‘ƒ•–Ǧ–‘Ǧ…‘ƒ•– Ž‹˜‡ ˜‘–‡ ‹ –Š‡ ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ‘–‡•–ƒ–• •’‡– –Š‡ ™‡‡ ‹ ‹•‡›Žƒ† „‡ˆ‘”‡ ’‡”ˆ‘”‹‰ ƒ– —†ƒ›ǯ• •Š‘™ ƒ– ƒ •–—†‹‘ ‹ ‘• ‰‡Ž‡•Ǥ ‡•—Ž–• ™‡”‡ ‰‹˜‡ ƒ– –Š‡ ‡† ‘ˆ –Š‡ •Š‘™Ǥ ‘–‡”• …Š‘•‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ƒŽ‘‰

Maddie Poppe sang The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book on Disney Night on American Idol. (ABC/American Idol photo) ™‹–Š ƒŽ‡„ ‡‡ —–…Š‹•‘ǡ ƒ„„› Š‘™ǡ ™Š‡”‡ ‘” ™Š‡ › —•‹… ”ƒ••Ž‡›ǡ ™Š‘ ”‡’”‡•‡–• •‘—–Š‡” ƒ””‡––ǡ ‹…Šƒ‡Ž Ǥ ‘‘†ƒ”†ǡ ƒ†‡ …ƒ”‡‡” ™ƒ• ‰‘‹‰ –‘ –ƒ‡ ‘ˆˆǡ ƒ† —–Ž‡” ‘—–›ǡ ‡š’”‡••‡† Š‹• ‘‡Š‡”ǡ —”‡‡ ƒ† ƒ–‹‡ —”‡” ‡˜‡ ƒ– ʹͲ ›‡ƒ”• ‘Ž†ǡ  ™ƒ• ƒˆ”ƒ‹† …‘‰”ƒ–—Žƒ–‹‘•Ǥ ƒ•–Š‡‘’‡˜‡ǤŠ”‡‡’‡”ˆ‘”‡”•ǡ ‹– Œ—•– ™ƒ•ǯ– ‹ –Š‡ …ƒ”†• ˆ‘” ‡Ǥ  Dz—–Ž‡”‘—–›‹•Š‘‡–‘ƒ‹–‡† †ƒ ‘šǡ ‹…Š‡ŽŽ‡ —••‡–– ƒ† ‘—ǯ˜‡ Š‘‡•–Ž› ƒ†‡ › †”‡ƒ• –ƒ–‡•‡ƒ–‘”ǡˆ‘”‡” ƒ–ŠŽ‡–‡•ǡ …‘‡ –”—‡ǡ ‡ƒ…Š ƒ† ‡˜‡”› ‘‡ ‘ˆ ƒ† ‘™ ƒ ˆ—–—”‡ —•‹… •–ƒ” ‹ ‡‹•‘”‡œ‘Šƒ†–‘‰‘Š‘‡Ǥ ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡   ƒ •–ƒ–‡‡– ‘ Š‡” ƒ…‡„‘‘ ›‘—ǤŠƒ›‘—Ǥdz ’ƒ‰‡ǡ ‘’’‡ –Šƒ‡† ˜‹‡™‡”• ˆ‘”  ‘’’‡ ™‹ŽŽ „‡ „ƒ… ‘ •–ƒ‰‡ –Š‹• ƒ– ”ƒ••Ž‡›ǤDz –ǯ•ƒŽ™ƒ›•‹’”‡••‹˜‡ ‰‹˜‹‰ Š‡” –Š‡ …Šƒ…‡ –‘ ’‡”ˆ‘” …‘‹‰ —†ƒ›ǡ ƒ† ™‹ŽŽ ‡‡† –‘•‡‡ˆ‘Ž•ˆ”‘Š‘‡‡š…‡ŽŽ‹‰ƒ– ˜‘–‡”•ǯ Š‡Ž’ ƒ‰ƒ‹ ƒ• –Š‡ ϐ‹‡Ž† •‘‡–Š‹‰–Š‡›Ž‘˜‡–‘†‘Ǥdz ƒ‰ƒ‹‡š–™‡‡Ǥ ‘—–› —’‡”˜‹•‘”•  Dz  …ƒǯ– ‡˜‡ ’—– ‹–‘ ™‘”†• –Š‡ ƒ””‘™• –‘ –Š‡ ‘’ ‹˜‡Ǥ Š‡  —–Ž‡” ˆ‡‡Ž‹‰• –Šƒ–  ˆ‡‡Ž ”‹‰Š– ‘™Ǥ ǯ –Š‡”‡ ƒ”‡ ‘Ž› –™‘ ‘”‡ Š—”†Ž‡• ‘–‡† –Šƒ– ‘’’‡ ‹• ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– „‡›‘†„Ž‡••‡†ƒ†ˆ‡‡Ž•‘‰”ƒ–‡ˆ—Ž –‘„‡…‘‡–Š‡ʹͲͳͺ‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤ ”‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡ˆ‘”•ƒŽŽ–‘™ ‘™ƒ –‘Šƒ˜‡„‡‡˜‘–‡†–Š”‘—‰Š’Žƒ›‹‰ Š‡ ‘’ ‹˜‡ ’‡”ˆ‘” ‘ ƒ› ͳ͵ǡ ƒ†—–Ž‡”‘—–›Ǥ—’‡”˜‹•‘”‘ –Š‡ —•‹… –Šƒ–  ‘™ ƒ† Ž‘˜‡ǡdz ƒ†–Š‡–‘’–Š”‡‡ƒ”‡…Š‘•‡ˆ‘”–Š‡ ‡‹†‡™‹”–Š „‡Ž‹‡˜‡• ‘’’‡ ‹• ’—––‹‰—–Ž‡”‘—–›‘–Š‡ƒ’Ǥ •ƒ‹†‘’’‡ǤDz‹š‘–Š•ƒ‰‘ǡ ™ƒ• ϐ‹ƒŽ‡ǡƒ›ʹͲƒ†ʹͳǤ ”‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡ ƒ–  Dzȏ‡ ƒ”‡Ȑ ˜‡”› ’”‘—† ƒ† Šƒ’’› …”›‹‰ ‹ › „‡†”‘‘ ™‘†‡”‹‰  –ƒ–‡ ˆ‘” Š‡”ǥdz •ƒ‹† —’‡”˜‹•‘” —•–› ††›Ǥ Dz  –Š‹ •Š‡ǯ• ”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰ •ƒŽŽ–‘™ ‘™ƒ™‹–Š‘–‘Ž›Š‡” –ƒŽ‡–„—–ƒŽŽ‘ˆ–Š‘•‡‘–Š‡”“—ƒŽ‹–‹‡• –Šƒ–™‡Š‘Ž†‹Š‹‰Š”‡‰ƒ”†Ǥdz  ƒŽ ‹–‘ ƒ•‡›ǯ• ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ ƒ† ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ‹• –Š‡ ƒ‡ ‘ ‡˜‡”›‘‡ǯ•Ž‹’•Ǥ  Dz  –Š‹ ‹–ǯ• ƒ„•‘Ž—–‡Ž› ƒ™‡•‘‡ –Šƒ– •‘‡‘‡ ‘ˆ Š‡” …ƒŽ‹„‡” …‘‡• ˆ”‘ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ ‘™ƒǡ ƒ •ƒŽŽ –‘™ǥdz •ƒ‹† —’‡”˜‹•‘” ”‡‰ ƒ”‡––Ǥ Dz‡ ƒ”‡ •‘ ’”‘—† ‘ˆ Š‡”ǡ ƒ† ‹–ǯ• ‰”‡ƒ– –‘ •‡‡ ƒŽŽ Š‡” Šƒ”† ™‘”ƒ††‡†‹…ƒ–‹‘’ƒ›‘ˆˆǤdz  ƒ”‡–– ƒ††‡† –Šƒ– ‘’’‡ ‹• ƒ —–Ž‡”‘—–›•—’‡”•–ƒ”Ǥ  Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ƒ‹ –”‡‡– ‹• ϐ‹ŽŽ‡† ™‹–Š •‹‰ƒ‰‡ ‹ •—’’‘”– ‘ˆ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǡ’”‘˜‹†‡†„›–Š‡…‘‡”…‹ƒŽ …Ž—„ǡ ‹†‹˜‹†—ƒŽ• ƒ† „—•‹‡••‡•Ǥ ‹‰• ƒ† ‡•‹‰• ’”‘˜‹†‡† –Š‡ •‹‰ƒ‰‡ ˆ‘” –Š‡ ™› ͵Ȁ ™› ͳͺͺ ‹–‡”•‡…–‹‘ ‹ •—’’‘”– ‘ˆ –Š‡ Š‘‡–‘™ •–ƒ” ƒ– –Š‡ ”‡“—‡•– ‘ˆ Maddie Poppe joins seven other talented performers in the top seven. (L-R): Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Jurnee, ‘—…‹Žƒ ‡ˆˆ‘Ž„Ǥ  ‘Ž„ ‡Œ‘›‡† •‡‡‹‰ ‘’’‡ Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe, Michael J. Woodard and Catie Turner. (American Idol photo)

„”‹‰ ‘—– Š‡” ——Ž‡Ž‡ ‹ —†ƒ›ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ǥ  Dz‘ ‡ ‹– Œ—•– •Š‘™‡† ƒ‘–Š‡” •‹†‡ ‘ˆ Š‡” —•‹…ƒŽ ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡• ™‹–Š –Š‡——Ž‡Ž‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†‘Ž„ǤDz –Š‘—‰Š–‹– ™ƒ•’”‡––›…‘‘ŽǤ ǯ˜‡•‡‡Š‡”’Žƒ›‹– „‡ˆ‘”‡ƒ†™ƒ••‘‰Žƒ†•Š‡„”‘—‰Š– ‹–‘—–Ǥdz  …Š‘‘Ž„‘ƒ”†‡„‡”‹ƒ…‡” –Š‹• ‹–ǯ• ƒ™‡•‘‡ –Šƒ– ‘’’‡ Šƒ• †‘‡ •‘ ™‡ŽŽǡ ƒ† Š‡ —”‰‡• –Š‡ …‘—‹–› –‘ …‘–‹—‡ –Š‡‹” •—’’‘”– —™ƒ˜‡”‹‰Ž› ‹ –Š‡ ‡š– …‘—’Ž‡™‡‡•Ǥ  Dz ™‘—Ž†Ž‹‡–‘•‡‡—•ƒŽŽ•–‹…‹‰ „‡Š‹† Š‡”Ǥ ‡ ‡‡† –‘ …‘–‹—‡ –‘ †‘ –Šƒ–ǥdz •ƒ‹† ƒ…‡”Ǥ Dz Ž‘– ‘ˆ ’‘•‹–‹˜‡ –Š‹‰• …‘—Ž† Šƒ’’‡ ˆ‘” ȏƒ††‹‡Ȑƒ†–Š‡…‘—‹–›Ǥdz   Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ •…Š‘‘Ž•ǡ •–—†‡–• ™ƒŽ–Š‡ŠƒŽŽ™ƒ›•‹ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ –Ǧ•Š‹”–•Ǥ  Dzƒ††‹‡ ‹• ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ ˆ‘” ‘—” ‹†•Ǥ Š‡ Šƒ•ǯ– ‰‹˜‡ —’ ‘ Š‡” †”‡ƒ•ǡ ™Š‹Ž‡ •–ƒ›‹‰ –”—‡ –‘ Š‡”•‡Žˆ ƒ† Š‡” •–›Ž‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ •…Š‘‘Ž „‘ƒ”† ‡„‡” —•–‹ Žƒ”Ǥ Dz ‡” —•‹… ‹• ‘™ ‹’ƒ…–‹‰ –Š‡ …‘—–”›ǡ Œ—•– ƒ• ‹– ȏ‹’ƒ…–‡†ȐŽƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥdz  –—†‡–• ‘™ –Šƒ– ‹ˆ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǯ• †”‡ƒ• …ƒ …‘‡ –”—‡ǡ –Š‡‹” †”‡ƒ• …ƒ …‘‡–”—‡ƒ•™‡ŽŽǤ  Dz –Š‹–Šƒ–‹–‹•ƒ–‡•–ƒ‡––‘–Š‡ •—’’‘”––Šƒ–•–—†‡–•Ȁ›‘—‰’‡‘’Ž‡ ”‡…‡‹˜‡ ‹ ƒ •ƒŽŽ –‘™Ǥ ‡ƒ…Š‡”• ‘™ ‹†• ‘ ƒ ’‡”•‘ƒŽ „ƒ•‹• ƒ† ‹•’‹”‡–Š‡–‘…Šƒ•‡–Š‡‹”†”‡ƒ•ǡ ™Šƒ–‡˜‡” –Š‡› ƒ”‡Ǥ  › –‹‡ ƒ– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ  Šƒ˜‡ •‡‡ –Šƒ– ‹– ‹• ƒ –‹‰Š–Ǧ‹– …‘—‹–› –Šƒ– Šƒ• ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ’”‹†‡ǡ ƒ† –ƒ‡• ’”‹†‡ ‹ –Š‡‹” …Š‹Ž†”‡ǡdz•ƒ‹†Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ƒ†‘”–Š —–Ž‡” •…Š‘‘Ž •—’‡”‹–‡†‡– ‘‡Ž ‘•–‡”Ǥ Dz  „‡Ž‹‡˜‡ –Šƒ– ƒ††‹‡ ‹• ƒ ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘–‘ƒŽŽ‘ˆ—•ǤŠ‡‹•ƒ˜‡”› –ƒŽ‡–‡†›‘—‰Žƒ†›™Š‘Šƒ•–Š‡ˆ—ŽŽ •—’’‘”–‘ˆƒŽŽ‘ˆ–Š‡…‘—‹–›ǡƒ† ‹•’‹”‡• —• ƒŽŽ –‘ „‡ –Š‡ „‡•– –Šƒ– ™‡…ƒ„‡ǤŠ‡•‡–•ƒ‰”‡ƒ–‡šƒ’Ž‡ ˆ‘” ‘—” ›‘—‰‡” ‹†• –‘ …Šƒ•‡ ›‘—” †”‡ƒ•ǡ ƒ† –‘ ‡˜‡” ‰‹˜‡ —’ ‘ ƒ––‡”™Šƒ–ƒ†˜‡”•‹–››‘—ˆƒ…‡Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ ™ƒ• Œ‘‹‡† ‹ ‘• ‰‡Ž‡• „› ’ƒ”‡–• ”‡– ƒ† ‘›ƒ ‘’’‡ ™Š‘ϐŽ‡™‘—––‘…Š‡‡”Š‡”‘Ǥ  Dz‡ ƒ”‡ „‡›‘† –Š”‹ŽŽ‡† ˆ‘” ƒ††‹‡Ǥ Š‡ Šƒ• ’—– ‹ …‘—–Ž‡•• Š‘—”• Ž‡ƒ†‹‰ —’ –‘ –Š‹•ǡ ƒ† ™‡ …‘—Ž†ǯ–„‡‘”‡‡š…‹–‡†–‘•‡‡Š‡” †”‡ƒ• ϐ‹ƒŽŽ› …‘‹‰ –”—‡Ǩdz •ƒ‹† ‘›ƒ ‘’’‡Ǥ Dz‡ ƒ”‡ ‡š–”‡‡Ž› ‰”ƒ–‡ˆ—Žˆ‘”–Š‡ƒƒœ‹‰‘—–’‘—”‹‰ ‘ˆ •—’’‘”– ˆ”‘ –Š‡ …‘—‹–› ‘ˆ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ —–Ž‡” ‘—–› ƒ† –Š‡ –ƒ–‡‘ˆ ‘™ƒǡ‘––‘‡–‹‘’‡‘’Ž‡ ˆ”‘ ƒŽŽ ‘˜‡” –Š‡ ǤǤǨ ƒ††‹‡ ‹• ˜‡”› ’”‘—† ‘ˆ ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ …‘‡• ˆ”‘ǡƒ†–Š‡•—’’‘”–„‡‹‰•Š‘™ –‘Š‡””‹‰Š–‘™‹•ƒ–”—‡–‡•–ƒ‡– ‘ˆ™Šƒ–Ǯ ‘™ƒ”‘—†ǯ‹•ƒŽŽƒ„‘—–Ǥdz

“You’ve honestly made my dreams come true...”


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Messages for Maddie

Clarksville kids in the library’s Wonderful Wednesday after-school program want everyone to vote for Maddie Poppe on American Idol. (Submitted photo)

Fan photos

Maddie Poppe pauses for a selfie with her class. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Jacobs)

Rob Heidemann shows his support for Maddie Poppe at the parade.

Kim Sterken and the Wedeking kids welcome Maddie Poppe home. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

Cindy Wedeking sent this photo of grandson Henry Sterken of Clarksville, who was excited to have Maddie in town. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

(Susan Schrodt photo)

Linn County loves Maddie. (Jeri Ascher photo)

Poppe and her class. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Jacobs)

As mayor of Clarksville, I would like to congratulate Maddie Poppe for her success on American Idol and thank her for representing Clarksville in such a positive manner. Her musical talent, her gentle and humble nature, her strong family ties and her honesty have all given Clarksville a positive reflection in the national media. Clarksville and the surrounding towns have all embraced Maddie wholeheartedly. Evidence of this area’s love for her was demonstrated by the huge turnout at her concert (by far the largest turnout of the three American Idol finalists) and the enthusiasm demonstrated during the parade in her honor. Not only have North Central Iowans embraced Maddie but all of Iowa and much of our nation, as shown by her achievements on American Idol. Thank you, Maddie, for your many positive contributions to our community, and I know I speak for all of Clarksville when I wish you the best as you pursue your musical career. Val Swinton Clarksville Mayor


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A passion for guitars Flammang Guitars of Greene

By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BZ  ƒ–…Š‹‰ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǯ• ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ˆ ‘‡™ƒ”† ‘—† ‘ –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž •–ƒ‰‡ ™ƒ• ƒ Ž‹––Ž‡ ‡š–”ƒ •’‡…‹ƒŽ ˆ‘” ƒ˜‹† Žƒƒ‰ ‘ˆ ”‡‡‡Ǥ ‹• ‘™ Šƒ†‹™‘”ǡ ƒ …—•–‘ Ǧ ƒ†‡ Žƒƒ‰‰—‹–ƒ”ǡ™ƒ•‘‡”‹…ƒ

†‘ŽǤ ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǯ•‰—‹–ƒ”™ƒ•ƒ•’‡… ‰—‹–ƒ” ƒ†‡ ‡‹‰Š– ›‡ƒ”• ƒ‰‘ ‘—– ‘ˆ ’ƒ”–•–Šƒ–…ƒ‡‹–Š‡™”‘‰•‹œ‡Ǥ Žƒƒ‰ Šƒ† Ž‹•–‡‡† –‘ ‘’’‡ ƒ– –Š‡ ”‡‡‡ ‹˜‡” ƒ›• ƒ† ‡Œ‘›‡† Š‡” Ǥ ‘– Ž‘‰ ƒ‰‘ǡ Š‡ •ƒ™ ‘’’‡ǯ• ƒ‹„‘™ ‘‡…–‹‘ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤ ‹•–‡‹‰ ˆ”‘ Š‹• …‡ŽŽ ’Š‘‡ǡ Š‡ –Š‘—‰Š– Š‡” ‰—‹–ƒ” •‘—†‡† ƒ „‹– –Š‹ǡ•‘Š‡‡ƒ‹Ž‡†Š‡”Ǥ DzŠƒ– ›‘—ǯ”‡ †‘‹‰ ‹• ƒ ”‡ƒŽ …‘–”‹„—–‹‘ –‘ —•‹… ƒ† •‘‰™”‹–‹‰ǡ ƒ† ‹ˆ  …ƒ „‡ ƒ ’ƒ”– ‘ˆ–Šƒ–ǡ ǯ†Ž‘˜‡–‘ȏ„‡Ȑǡdz Žƒƒ‰ ™”‘–‡ǤDz ǯ†Ž‹‡–‘Šƒ˜‡›‘—–”›‘‡ ‘ˆ›‰—‹–ƒ”•Ǥdz ˆ–‡” •‡†‹‰ –Š‡ ‡ƒ‹Žǡ Š‡ Ž‹•–‡‡† –‘ –Š‡ •‘‰ ƒ‰ƒ‹ ‘ Š‹• Žƒ’–‘’Ǥ –•‘—†‡†ƒŽ‘–„‡––‡”ȄŠ‡” ‰—‹–ƒ” ™ƒ•ǯ– •‘ „ƒ† ƒˆ–‡” ƒŽŽǤ —– Š‡ †‡…‹†‡† –‘ ‰‘ ƒŠ‡ƒ† ƒ† ‹˜‹–‡ ‘’’‡ƒ†Š‡”†ƒ†”‡––‘–”›‘—– Š‹• ‰—‹–ƒ”•ǡ ƒ† Šƒ˜‡ ‘‡ ‹ˆ –Š‡› ˆ‘—† ‘‡ –Š‡› Ž‹‡†Ǥ ‘’’‡ Ž‹‡† –Š‡ Ž‹––Ž‡ ’ƒ”Ž‘” ‰—‹–ƒ”ǯ• Ž‘‘ ƒ† •‘—†ǡƒ†Ž‹‡†–Š‡‹†‡ƒ‘ˆ‹–„‡‹‰ ƒ‡š–”ƒ‰—‹–ƒ”–Šƒ–Šƒ†ƒ‘–‹‹– –Šƒ–Šƒ†–‘„‡Š‹†Ȅƒ†™ƒ•ƒ†‡ ˆ”‘ ’ƒ”–• –Šƒ– Šƒ† „‡‡ •‡– ‹•–ƒ‡Ž›Ǥ Žƒƒ‰ ‹•–ƒŽŽ‡† ƒ ’‹…—’Ǥ

David Flammang works at his shop in Greene. (Submitted photo.)  DzŠ‡ …ƒ‡ ƒ† ‰‘– ‹–ǡ ƒ† ™ƒ• ‡š…‹–‡† –‘ –ƒ‡ ‹– –‘ ‘ŽŽ›™‘‘† ‹ Ž‹‡–Š”‡‡™‡‡•ǡdz•ƒ‹† Žƒƒ‰Ǥ  ƒ–…Š‹‰ ‘’’‡ •‹‰ ‘‡™ƒ”† ‘—†™ƒ•ƒ•’‡…‹ƒŽ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡Ǥ  DzŠ‡ ˆ— ’ƒ”– ™ƒ• –‘ •‡‡ –Š‡ ƒ”–‹•–…‘‡…–™‹–Š–Š‡‰—‹–ƒ”ǡdz•ƒ‹† Žƒƒ‰ǤDz ‘”–Š‡ƒ‡”ǡ–Šƒ–ǯ•ƒ ”‡ƒŽ–Š”‹ŽŽǤdz  ‹ˆ‡ Šƒ•ǯ– ƒŽ™ƒ›• „‡‡ ‡ƒ•› ˆ‘” Žƒƒ‰Ǥ  ‡ ‰”‡™ —’ ‹ ƒ–‡”Ž‘‘ ƒ† ϐŽ—‡† ‘—– ‘ˆ …‘ŽŽ‡‰‡Ǥ ‹• „”‘–Š‡”ǡ ƒ ™‘‘†™‘”‡”ǡ ‘ˆˆ‡”‡† Š‹ ƒ Œ‘„ ‹‘‡…–‹…—–ϐ‹‹•Š‹‰–”‹‹Š‹• …ƒ”’‡–”›„—•‹‡••Ǥ

Congratulations, Maddie!

  –Š‡ ™ƒ› ‘—– –Š‡”‡ǡ Žƒƒ‰ •–‘’’‡† ƒ– ƒ”–‹ —‹–ƒ”• ˆ‘” ƒ ˆƒ…–‘”› –‘—”ǡ ƒ• Š‡ Ž‘˜‡† –Š‡‹” ‹•–”—‡–•Ǥ ‡ †‹† •‘‡ †—’•–‡”Ǧ†‹˜‹‰„‡Š‹†–Š‡ˆƒ…–‘”› –‘‰‡–ƒ‹†‡ƒ‘ˆ–Š‡–›’‡‘ˆ’ƒ”–•‹– –ƒ‡•–‘„—‹Ž†ƒ‰—‹–ƒ”Ǥ  ‘‘ ƒˆ–‡”ǡ Žƒƒ‰ „—‹Ž– Š‹• ϐ‹”•– ‰—‹–ƒ” ƒ– –Š‡ ƒ‰‡ ‘ˆ ʹʹǤ ‡ ƒ––‡†‡†ƒ‡•‹‰‘—”‹ˆ‡•‡‹ƒ” ‹ ‡™ ‘” ‹–› –Šƒ– ‡š’Ž‘”‡† Ž‹ˆ‡ ’‘••‹„‹Ž‹–‹‡•Ǥ •–”‘ƒ—–•ǡ ‰ƒ”„ƒ‰‡‡ǡ”‡…‘”†‹‰ƒ”–‹•–•ƒ† ’‘Ž‹–‹…‹ƒ• ™‡”‡ ƒŽŽ ‹ ƒ––‡†ƒ…‡ †‡†‹…ƒ–‹‰ –Š‡•‡Ž˜‡• –‘ –Š‡‹” ‰‘ƒŽ•Ǥ

 Dz  ƒ –Š‡ ’‘••‹„‹Ž‹–› –Šƒ– “—ƒŽ‹–› Šƒ†ƒ†‡ ‰—‹–ƒ”• ‡š‹•– ‹ –Š‹• ™‘”Ž†ǡdz™ƒ• Žƒƒ‰ǯ••–ƒ–‡‡–Ǥ ‡™ƒ•‹–Š‡•ƒ‡•ƒŽŽ‰”‘—’ƒ• –Š‡ˆ‘—†‡”‘ˆ–‹…Ž‡› —”‹–—”‡Ȅ ƒ†ǡ ƒ• ƒ …‘ŽŽ‡‰‡ †”‘’‘—–ǡ Š‡ ™ƒ• –ƒŽ‹‰ ‘ –Š‡ •ƒ‡ Ž‡˜‡ŽǤ Š‹• •‡”˜‡†ƒ•‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”Š‹–‘–ƒ‡ –Š‡‡š–•–‡’Ǥ  ‡˜‹•‹–‡†ƒ˜‡”›”‡’—–ƒ„Ž‡‰—‹–ƒ” ”‡’ƒ‹”ƒƒ†„—‹Ž†‡”Ǥ  Dz  •–‘‘† ‘—–•‹†‡ Š‹• †‘‘” ™‹–Š › ‰—‹–ƒ” ‹ ƒ •Ž‡‡’‹‰ „ƒ‰ǡdz •ƒ‹† Žƒƒ‰Ǥ  Žƒƒ‰ †‹†ǯ– Šƒ˜‡ ƒ ‰—‹–ƒ” …ƒ•‡Ǣ Š‡ Ž‘‘‡† Š‘‡Ž‡••Ǥ —– –Š‡

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ƒ ‹˜‹–‡† Š‹ ‹ ƒ† …”‹–‹“—‡† Š‹•™‘”ǥƒ†‹˜‹–‡†Š‹–‘„”‹‰ „ƒ…Š‹•‡š–’”‘Œ‡…–•–‘•‡ŽŽǤ  ”ƒ†—ƒŽŽ›ǡ Žƒƒ‰ „—‹Ž– Š‹• ”‡’—–ƒ–‹‘ ƒ• ƒ Ž—–Š‹‡”ǡ ƒ† ™ƒ• ƒ„Ž‡–‘’—”•—‡Š‹•’ƒ••‹‘ˆ—ŽŽ–‹‡Ǥ ™‘ ›‡ƒ”• Žƒ–‡”ǡ Š‡ ƒ””‹‡† Š‹• ™‹ˆ‡ǡ Š”‹•–‹ƒǡ ƒ† –Š‡› Šƒ† –Š‡‹” ϐ‹”•– …Š‹Ž†Ǥ ‘‘‹‰ ˆ‘” ƒˆˆ‘”†ƒ„Ž‡ Š‘—•‹‰ǡ –Š‡› †‡…‹†‡† –‘ ‘˜‡ –‘

”‡‡‡‹ʹͲͲͲǤ  ˆ–‡” ’—”…Šƒ•‹‰ ƒ Š‘‡ǡ Žƒƒ‰ ”‡–‡† ƒ ™‘”•Š‘’ ‹ ƒ ‘Ž† ͳͻʹͲ• ‰ƒ• •–ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ‡ ™ƒ• ϐŽ‘‘†‡† ‘—– ‹ ʹͲͲͺ ™‹–Š ˆ‘—” ˆ‡‡– ‘ˆ™ƒ–‡”‹Š‹••Š‘’Ǥ—–Š‡…Ž‡ƒ‡† –Š‡ —† ‘ˆˆ Š‹• ‡“—‹’‡– ƒ† ‘˜‡†‹–‘ƒ‡™Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘‹–‘™Ǥ ‡ƒŽ•‘™‘”•ˆ—ŽŽ–‹‡ƒ–ƒ”–„—”‰ ‹ƒƒ‹–‡ƒ…‡’‘•‹–‹‘Ǥ  Dz —‹–ƒ”Ǧƒ‹‰ ‹• ‘”‡ –Š‡”ƒ’› –Šƒƒ›–Š‹‰ǡdz Žƒƒ‰•ƒ‹†Ǥ  ‹• …—•–‘ ‰—‹–ƒ”• ‘ˆˆ‡” •‘‡–Š‹‰ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡– ˆ”‘ ‰—‹–ƒ”• ƒ†‡„›–Š‡„‹‰ƒ—ˆƒ…–—”‡”•Ǥ  Dz  ˜ƒŽ—‡ –Š‡ ™‘‘†› •‘—†ǡ –Š‡ „ƒŽƒ…‡ ˆ”‘ –Š‡ Ž‘™• –‘ –Š‡ Š‹‰Š•ǡ –Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡ •’‡…–”—ǡ ‰‘‘† ’”‘Œ‡…–‹‘ ƒ† •‘‡–Š‹‰ ˆ— –‘ Ž‘‘ ƒ–Ǥ  …ƒǯ– …‘’‡–‡ ™‹–Š ˆƒ…–‘”‹‡•ǡ ƒ†  •Š‘—Ž†ǯ– –”› –‘ǡdz •ƒ‹† Žƒƒ‰Ǥ  ‹• ™‘” ‹• ˜‹‡™ƒ„Ž‡ ƒ– ™™™Ǥ ϐŽƒƒ‰‰—‹–ƒ”•Ǥ…‘ ‘” „› ƒ’’‘‹–‡– „› …ƒŽŽ‹‰ ȋ͸ͶͳȌͺʹ͵Ǧ ͷ͸ʹͷǤ   Dz ǯ ‘‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ ˆ‡™ ’‡‘’Ž‡ –Šƒ– …‘—Ž† Šƒ˜‡ –Š‡‹” ‰—‹–ƒ” Ž‹•–‡‡† –‘ ƒ†™ƒ–…Š‡†„›‹ŽŽ‹‘•‘ˆ’‡‘’Ž‡ǡdz Žƒƒ‰ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz ǯ ‘”‡ ‰”ƒ–‡ˆ—Ž –‘Š‡”ȏƒ††‹‡Ȑ–Šƒ•Š‡…‘—Ž†„‡–‘ ‡Ǥdz

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Maddie Poppe in American Idol Top Five

By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BZ  ยŠย—ยย†ย‡ย”ย‘ย—ย• ยƒย’ย’ยŽยƒย—ย•ย‡ ยƒยย† ย™ยŠย‘ยŽย‡ยŠย‡ยƒย”ย–ย‡ย† ยŠย‘ยย‡ย–ย‘ย™ย ย‡ยย–ยŠย—ย•ย‹ยƒย•ย ย™ยƒย• ย–ยŠย‡ ย”ย‡ย•ย’ย‘ยย•ย‡ ยƒย– ยƒ ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‹ยย‰ย’ยƒย”ย–ย›ย‹ยยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ย—ยย†ยƒย› ย‡ย˜ย‡ยย‹ยย‰ ย™ยŠย‡ย ย‹ย– ย™ยƒย• ยƒยยย‘ย—ยย…ย‡ย† ยƒย†ย†ย‹ย‡ ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ยยƒย†ย‡ ย‹ย– ย–ย‘ ย–ยŠย‡ ย‘ย’ ย‹ย˜ย‡ย‘ยยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ยƒย ย†ย‘ยŽวค ยŠย‡ย‰ยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‹ยย‰ย‘ยˆยƒย„ย‘ย—ย–อนอฒยŽย‘ย…ยƒยŽย•ยƒย– ย‘ย’ย’ย‡วฏย•ยƒยŽยยƒยยƒย–ย‡ย”วกย–ยŠย‡ยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ ย•ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ยŽวก ย™ยƒย• ยย‘ย•ย–ยŽย› ยƒ ย“ย—ย‹ย‡ย– ย‘ยย‡วค ย‹ย–ย–ยŽย‡ ยย‹ย†ย• ย”ยƒย ย„ย‡ย–ย™ย‡ย‡ย ยŽยƒย™ย ย…ยŠยƒย‹ย”ย•วคยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย™ย‡ย”ย‡ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠย•ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ยŽยย‹ย†ย•วก ยย‹ย†ย†ยŽย‡วฆยƒย‰ย‡ย†ย’ย‡ย‘ย’ยŽย‡ยƒยย†ย‡ย˜ย‡ยย•ย‘ยย‡ ย‰ย”ยƒยย†ย’ยƒย”ย‡ยย–ย•วคย—ย–ย‹ย–ย™ยƒย•ย…ยŽย‡ยƒย”ย–ยŠย‡ย› ย™ย‡ย”ย‡ยวฏย–ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ย‹ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย•ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย” ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยย‡ย”ย•วก ย‘ยยŽย› ย‹ย ย•ย—ย’ย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‹ยย‰ ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย”ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ย‘ย™ยยƒย†ย†ย‹ย‡ย‘ย’ย’ย‡วค วฒย‡ ย™ยƒยย– ย–ย‘ ย•ยŠย‘ย™ ยŠย‡ย” ย‘ย—ย” ย•ย—ย’ย’ย‘ย”ย–วก ย•ย‘ ย™ย‡ ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย– ย™ย‡วฏย† ย‰ย‡ย– ย–ย‘ย‰ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยƒยย†ย†ย‘ย‹ย–วกยƒยย†ยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ ย–ย‹ยย‡วก ย‹ยˆ ยƒยย›ย„ย‘ย†ย› ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ ยย‡ย‡ย†ย• ยŠย‡ยŽย’วก ย™ย‡วฏย”ย‡ ย…ย‘ย—ยย–ย‹ยย‰ ย‘ย ย‘ย—ย” ย›ย‘ย—ยย‰ย‡ย” ย’ย‡ย‘ย’ยŽย‡ย™ยŠย‘ยยย‘ย™ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ยƒย„ย‘ย—ย– ย–ย‡ย…ยŠยย‘ยŽย‘ย‰ย› ย–ย‘ ยŠย‡ยŽย’ ย–ยŠย‡ย ย•ย‡ยย† ย–ยŠย‡ ย˜ย‘ย–ย‡ย• ย™ย‹ย–ยŠ ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย’ย’วก ย‘ย” ย‘ยยŽย‹ยย‡วก ย‘ย” ย™ยŠยƒย–ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย›ยย‡ย‡ย†วกวณย•ยƒย‹ย†ยƒย›ย‘ย”ยƒยŽ ย™ย‹ยย–ย‘ยวค  ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ย‘ย’ย–ย‡ย† ย–ย‘ ย•ยŠย‘ย™ย…ยƒย•ย‡ ยƒ ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย– ย•ย‡ย– ย‘ยˆ ย•ยย‹ยŽยŽย• ย‹ย ย—ยย†ยƒย› ยย‹ย‰ยŠย–วฏย• ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยยƒยย…ย‡วค ยย•ย–ย‡ยƒย† ย‘ยˆ ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‹ยย‰ ยŠย‡ย” ยƒย…ย‘ย—ย•ย–ย‹ย… ย‰ย—ย‹ย–ยƒย”วก ยŽย‘ย…ยƒยŽยŽย› ยยƒย†ย‡ ย„ย› ยŽยƒยยยƒยย‰ ย—ย‹ย–ยƒย”ย• ย‹ย

ย”ย‡ย‡ยย‡วก ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ย•ย—ย”ย’ย”ย‹ย•ย‡ย† ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย—ย†ย‹ย‡ยย…ย‡ ย„ย› ย•ย‹ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ ย†ย‘ย™ย ยƒย– ยƒ ย„ย‡ยƒย—ย–ย‹ยˆย—ยŽย‰ย”ยƒยย†ย’ย‹ยƒยย‘วค ยŠย‡ ย•ยƒยย‰ ยƒยย† ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‡ย† วฒย‘ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ ย‘ยย’ยƒย”ย‡ย•อดวควณยŠย‡ยŒย—ย†ย‰ย‡ย•ย‰ยƒย˜ย‡ยŠย‡ย” ยƒย•ย–ยƒยย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย˜ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวกยƒยย†ยŒย—ย†ย‰ย‡ย—ยย‡ ย”ย›ยƒย ย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย„ย‡ย† ย–ยŠย‡ ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยยƒยย…ย‡ ยƒย•ยย‡ย•ยย‡ย”ย‹ยœย‹ยย‰วค ย‘ย” ย–ยŠย‡ ย•ย‡ย…ย‘ยย† ย”ย‘ย—ยย†วก ย•ยŠย‡ ย™ยƒย• ย„ยƒย…ยย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย‰ย‡ย™ย‹ย–ยŠยƒยย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย”ย‹ย…ย‰ย—ย‹ย–ยƒย”

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Maddie Poppe sings If it Makes You Happy. (American Idol/ABC photo) ย–ย‘ย’ยŽยƒย›วฒ ยˆ ย–ยƒยย‡ย•ย‘ย— ยƒย’ย’ย›วควณ  ยŠย‡ ยŒย—ย†ย‰ย‡ย• ย…ย‘ย—ยŽย†ยวฏย– ยŠย‡ยŽย’ ย„ย—ย– ย”ย‡ยยƒย”ยยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ย˜ย‡ย”ย•ยƒย–ย‹ยŽย‹ย–ย›วค  วฒย‘ย— ยŠย‘ยŽย† ย›ย‘ย—ย” ย‘ย™ย ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย› ย–ย‹ยย‡ ย›ย‘ย— ย’ย‹ย…ย ย—ย’ ยƒย ย‹ยย•ย–ย”ย—ยย‡ยย–วค ย‘ย—วฏย”ย‡ ยƒ ย–ย”ย—ย‡ ยƒย”ย–ย‹ย•ย–วก ยƒยย† ย‹ย–วฏย• ยŒย—ย•ย– ย”ย‡ยƒยŽยŽย› ย‡ยšย…ย‹ย–ย‹ยย‰ ย–ย‘ ย™ย‹ย–ยย‡ย•ย• ย›ย‘ย—วกวณ ย•ยƒย‹ย† ยƒย–ย› ย‡ย”ย”ย›วค  ย‹ย‘ยย‡ยŽย‹ย…ยŠย‹ย‡ยƒย‰ย”ย‡ย‡ย†วค  วฒย‘ย—ย”ย‘ย™ยย‹ยย‰ย›ย‘ย—ย”ย•ย‡ยŽยˆวคยย‘ย™ย–ยŠยƒย– ย›ย‘ย—วฏย”ย‡ย’ย‘ย™ย‡ย”ยˆย—ยŽย‹ยย›ย‘ย—ย”ย‘ย™ยย˜ย‘ย‹ย…ย‡วค ย‘ ยยƒย–ย–ย‡ย” ย™ยŠยƒย– ยŠยƒย’ย’ย‡ยย• ย‹ย ย–ยŠย‹ย• ย…ย‘ยย’ย‡ย–ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยวก ยยย‘ย™ ย–ยŠยƒย– ย›ย‘ย— ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ ยƒ ยˆย—ย–ย—ย”ย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ย„ย—ย•ย‹ยย‡ย•ย•วกวณย‹ย…ยŠย‹ย‡ย•ยƒย‹ย†วค  ย‡ยƒยย™ยŠย‹ยŽย‡วก ย—ยย‡ ย”ย›ยƒย ย™ยƒย• ยƒย– ยƒ ยŽย‘ย•ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย™ย‘ย”ย†ย•วค  วฒย‡ ย‰ย‡ย– ย”ย‡ย†ย—ยย†ยƒยย– ย‹ย ย–ย‡ยŽยŽย‹ยย‰ ย›ย‘ย— ยŠย‘ย™ ย™ย‘ยย†ย‡ย”ยˆย—ยŽ ย›ย‘ย— ยƒย”ย‡วก ย„ย—ย– วฏย ย‰ย‘ย‹ยย‰ ย–ย‘ ย‰ย‘ ยŠย‘ยย‡ ยƒยย† ฯย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡ ย‘ย—ย– ย•ย‘ยย‡ ยย‘ย”ย‡ ย™ย‘ย”ย†ย• ย–ย‘ ย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย„ย‡ ย›ย‘ย—วค ศ วฏยŽยŽ ย‰ย‡ย–ศ ยƒ ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒย—ย”ย—ย•วกวณ ย”ย›ยƒย ย•ยƒย‹ย†วก วฒย„ย—ย–ย›ย‘ย—ย•ย‹ย–ย†ย‘ย™ยยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ย’ย‹ยƒยย‘วกยƒยย† ยย‡ยšย– ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ ย™ย‡ ยยย‘ย™ ย›ย‘ย—วฏย˜ย‡ ย‰ย‘ย– ยƒย

ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย”ย‹ย… ย‰ย—ย‹ย–ยƒย”วค ย‘ย—วฏย”ย‡ ยŒย—ย•ย– ย•ยŠย‘ย™ย‹ยย‰ ย—ย•ย•ย‘ยยƒยย›ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ย•วควณ  ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ยƒยย† ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย” ย‘ย’ ย‹ย˜ย‡ ย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ย•ย–ยƒยย–ย•วก ยƒย„ย„ย› ยƒย”ย”ย‡ย–ย–วก ยƒยŽย‡ย„ ย—ย–ย…ยŠย‹ยย•ย‘ยวก ยƒย†ย‡ ย‘ย‡ยŠยย‡ย” ยƒยย† ย‹ย…ยŠยƒย‡ยŽ วค ย‘ย‘ย†ยƒย”ย† ย™ย‹ยŽยŽ ยย‘ย™ ยŠย‡ยƒย† ย–ย‘ ยƒย•ยŠย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ ย„ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ ยย‡ยšย– ย™ย‡ย‡ยวฏย• ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยยƒยย…ย‡วค  ยŠย‹ย• ย…ย‘ยย‹ยย‰ ย—ยย†ยƒย›วก ยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ยƒยย• ย™ย‹ยŽยŽย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ย’ย–ย™ย‘ย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ย•ย–ยƒยย–ย•วก ย™ยŠย‘ย™ย‹ยŽยŽย‰ย‘ย‘ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย‰ย”ยƒยย†ฯย‹ยยƒยŽย‡วค  ย ยŠย‡ย” ยƒย…ย‡ย„ย‘ย‘ย ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วก ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ยย‘ย–ย‡ย† ยŠย‡ย” ย‘ย™ย ย†ย‹ย•ย„ย‡ยŽย‹ย‡ยˆ ยƒย– ยยƒยย‹ยย‰ ย‹ย–ย•ย‘ยˆยƒย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย•ยŠย‘ย™วค  วฒยƒยวฏย–ย„ย‡ยŽย‹ย‡ย˜ย‡ย–ยŠย‹ย•ย†ย”ย‡ยƒยย‘ยˆยย‹ยย‡ ย‹ย•ย…ย‘ยย‹ยย‰ย–ย”ย—ย‡วค ย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‘ยย‰ย‡ย•ย–ย–ย‹ยย‡วก

 ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย– วฏย† ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ ย–ย‘ ย•ย‡ย–ย–ยŽย‡ ยˆย‘ย” ยƒ ย…ยƒย”ย‡ย‡ย” ย‹ย ย•ย‘ยย‡ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰  ย•ย‡ยย‹วฆยŽย‹ยย‡ย†วก ย„ย—ย–ยย‡ยƒยย™ยŠย‹ยŽย‡ยƒยŽยŽ ย…ย‘ย—ยŽย†ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‹ยย ยƒย„ย‘ย—ย–ย™ยƒย•ยŠย‘ย™ย–ย‘ยŽยƒย—ยย…ยŠยย›ยย—ย•ย‹ย… ย…ยƒย”ย‡ย‡ย”วกวณย•ยƒย‹ย†ย‘ย’ย’ย‡วควฒ ยย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย– ย‹ย– ย™ย‘ย—ยŽย† ย…ย‘ยย‡ ย–ย”ย—ย‡วก ยƒยย†  ย™ยƒยย‡ ย—ย’ ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย› ย†ยƒย› ย•ย–ย‹ยŽยŽ ยย‘ย– ย„ย‡ยŽย‹ย‡ย˜ย‹ยย‰ ย–ยŠย‹ย• ย‹ย•

ยย›ยŽย‹ยˆย‡วควณ  ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ย•ยƒย‹ย† ย•ยŠย‡วฏย• ย„ย‡ย‡ย ย™ย‘ย”ยย‹ยย‰ ยŽย‘ยย‰ ย†ยƒย›ย• ยƒยย† ยŽยƒย–ย‡ ยย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย•วก ยƒยย† ย–ยŠยƒยยย‡ย†ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ย‘ยย‡ยƒย–ยŠย‘ยย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย” ย•ย—ย’ย’ย‘ย”ย–วค  วฒย‘ย—ย” ยŽย‘ย˜ย‡ ยƒยย† ย•ย—ย’ย’ย‘ย”ย– ย‹ย• ยƒย’ย’ย”ย‡ย…ย‹ยƒย–ย‡ย† ยย‘ย”ย‡ ย–ยŠยƒย ย›ย‘ย— ยยย‘ย™วก ยƒยย†ย–ย”ย—ย•ย–ยย‡วก ยˆย‡ย‡ยŽย‹ย–ยƒยŽยŽย–ยŠย‡ย™ยƒย›ย‘ย—ย– ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย‹ยยƒยŽย‹ยˆย‘ย”ยย‹ยƒวกวณย•ยƒย‹ย†ย‘ย’ย’ย‡วค  ยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ ย”ย‡ย•ย‹ย†ย‡ยย–ย• ยƒย– ย–ยŠย‡ ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‹ยย‰ ย’ยƒย”ย–ย› ย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย„ย‡ย† ย‘ย’ย’ย‡วฏย• ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยยƒยย…ย‡ ยƒย• วฒย–ย‡ย”ย”ย‹ฯย‹ย…วณ ยƒยย† วฒยƒย™ย‡ย•ย‘ยย‡วควณ  ย‘ย—ยย…ย‹ยŽยยƒย ย‡ยˆยˆ ย‘ยŽย„วก ย™ยŠย‘ ย‘ย”ย‰ยƒยย‹ยœย‡ย† ย–ยŠย‡ ย‡ย˜ย‡ยย–วก ยƒยย† ยƒย›ย‘ย” ย™ย‹ยย–ย‘ย ยŠยƒยย†ย‡ย† ย‘ย—ย– ย†ย‘ย‘ย” ย’ย”ย‹ยœย‡ย• ย‘ยˆ ยƒย†ย†ย‹ย‡ ย‘ย’ย’ย‡ ย•วก ย–วฆย•ยŠย‹ย”ย–ย•วก ย•ย‹ย‰ยย•วกยƒยย†ยƒย•ย‡ย›วฏย•ย‰ย‹ยˆย–ย…ยƒย”ย†ย•ย†ย—ย”ย‹ยย‰ ย…ย‘ยยย‡ย”ย…ย‹ยƒยŽย„ย”ย‡ยƒยย•วค  วฒ ย–ย™ยƒย•ย™ย‘ยย†ย‡ย”ยˆย—ยŽวคยŠย‡ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‡ย†ย–ยŠย‡ ย’ย‹ยƒยย‘ยƒยย†ย•ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‰วกยƒยย†ย‹ย–ย™ยƒย•ย˜ย‡ย”ย›วก ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ยย‹ย…ย‡วกวณย•ยƒย‹ย†ย‹ย…ยŠยƒย”ย†ย…ยŽยŠยƒยย‡ย›วก ยƒยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ย”ย‡ย•ย‹ย†ย‡ยย–ย™ยŠย‘ยƒย–ย–ย‡ยย†ย‡ย† ย–ยŠย‡ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‹ยย‰ย’ยƒย”ย–ย›วค  ย‘ย”ย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยยƒย‰ย‡ย‹ย•ย’ย‘ย’ย’ย‹ยย‰ ย—ย’ ยƒยŽย‘ยย‰ ยƒย‹ย ย–ย”ย‡ย‡ย– ยƒย• ย–ยŠย‡ ย™ย‡ย‡ยย• ย‰ย‘ย„ย›วคยย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยŽยƒย–ย‡ย•ย–ยƒย†ย†ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย‹ย ยˆย”ย‘ยย– ย‘ยˆ ยƒ ยŽย‘ย…ยƒยŽ ยƒยย–ย‹ย“ย—ย‡ ย•ย–ย‘ย”ย‡วก ย†ย—ย„ย• ยƒย†ย†ย‹ย‡วฒยŠย‡ยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ย–ยƒย”วควณ  วฒย‡ ย™ยƒยย– ย–ย‘ ย„ย‡ ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ ย–ย‘ ย•ยŠย‘ย™ ยƒย†ย†ย‹ย‡ ยŠย‘ย™ ยย—ย…ยŠ ย™ย‡ ย…ยƒย”ย‡วฃ ยŠย‘ย™ ย’ย”ย‘ย—ย†ย™ย‡ยƒย”ย‡ย‘ยˆยŠย‡ย”วฅวณย•ยƒย‹ย†ย™ย‹ยย–ย‘ย ย„ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยŠย‘ย™วควฒย‘ย–ย‘ยยŽย›ยŠยƒย•ย•ยŠย‡ ย‰ย‘ยย‡ย–ยŠย‹ย•ยˆยƒย”วก ยย‡ยƒยวกย•ยŠย‡วฏย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ย’ ย•ย‡ย˜ย‡ยวก ย„ย—ย– ย•ยŠย‡วฏย• ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย‡ยย–ย‡ย† ยŠย‡ย”ย•ย‡ยŽยˆ ย‹ย ย•ย—ย…ยŠ ยƒ ยˆยƒยย–ยƒย•ย–ย‹ย… ย™ยƒย›วค ยŠย‡วฏย• ย„ย‡ย‡ย ย•ย—ย…ยŠ ยƒ ย‰ย‘ย‘ย† ย”ย‡ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย‡ยย–ยƒย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ ยˆย‘ย” ยŽยƒย”ยย•ย˜ย‹ยŽยŽย‡วค ยŠย‡ ยŠยƒย• ย•ยŠย‹ยย‡ย† ย•ย—ย…ยŠ ยƒ ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‘ยยย—ยย‹ย–ย›ย–ยŠยƒย– ย™ย‡ยƒย”ย‡ย•ย‘ย’ย”ย‘ย—ย†ย‘ยˆยŠย‡ย”วคย‡ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ ย‰ยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย–ย‘ยŽย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยยย‘ย™ย–ยŠยƒย–ย™ย‡ ย…ยƒย”ย‡วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠยƒย–ย™ย‡วฏย”ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย›ยŠยƒย’ย’ย›ยˆย‘ย” ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย—ย…ย…ย‡ย•ย•ย•ยŠย‡วฏย•ย‡ยšย’ย‡ย”ย‹ย‡ยย…ย‹ยย‰วควณ

The American Idol Top Five: Caleb Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe, Cade Foehner, Gabby Barrett and Michael J. Woodard. (American Idol/ABC photo)

Fan photos

Shelby Gallagher, of Greene, and her daughter Kylie Dwyer were among the fans who attended the Maddie Poppe concert. โ€œWe absolutely love Maddie! She truly is a beautiful person inside and out. She represents all the qualities that others love about Iowans: hardworking, humble, grateful, and they never forget where they came from!โ€ (Photo courtesy of Shelby Gallagher)

(April Hoodjer photo)


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Fan photos

Clarksville second graders pose in front of the American Idol limousine. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

The kids at last week’s Wonderful Wednesday after-school program came up with another creative way to show their support for hometown American Idol contestant, Maddie Poppe‌with Legos! Vote for Maddie!

Poppe fans welcome the hometown star home in front of the Clarksville Star office. (Erica Wedeking photo)

Tammie VanNatte, who drove two and a half hours from Wisconsin to see Poppe, stands with one of the many signs in Clarksville welcoming Maddie Poppe home. (Submitted photo)

Congrats, Maddie!

Mrs. Shaver’s fourth grade class in Clarksville cheers for Maddie Poppe. (Submitted photo)

Maddie,

you share the joy of music!

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┬К┬З┬Ф┬К┬Л┬Й┬К┬Х┬Е┬К┬С┬С┬О┬Ц┬Л┬П┬З╟д┬К┬З┬Г┬О┬Х┬С┬Щ┬З┬Р┬Ц ┬С┬Р ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬Г┬Х┬К┬Л┬Р┬Й┬Ц┬С┬Р  ┬Ц┬Ф┬Л┬Т  ┬О┬З┬Ж ┬Л┬Р ═┤═▓═│═╢┬Г┬Р┬Ж┬Щ┬Г┬Х┬Г┬Е┬К┬З┬З┬Ф┬О┬З┬Г┬Ж┬З┬Ф┬И┬С┬Ф┬Ц┬К┬З ┬И┬С┬С┬Ц┬Д┬Г┬О┬О┬Ц┬З┬Г┬П╚Л┬К┬З┬Щ┬Г┬Х┬К┬З┬Г┬Ж┬Е┬С┬Г┬Е┬К╚М╟д  ┬Х ┬С┬Т┬Т┬З ┬З┬П┬З┬Ф┬Й┬З┬Ж ┬И┬Ф┬С┬П ┬Г ┬Х┬П┬Г┬О┬О ┬Т┬О┬Г┬Р┬З╟б ┬Щ┬К┬Л┬Е┬К ┬О┬Г┬Р┬Ж┬З┬Ж ┬Г┬Ц ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬З┬Ж┬Г┬Ф ┬Г┬Т┬Л┬Ж┬Х ┬Л┬Ф┬Т┬С┬Ф┬Ц ┬Ч┬З┬Х┬Ж┬Г┬Ы╟б ┬К┬З┬Ф ╧Р┬Л┬Ф┬Х┬Ц ┬Ц┬К┬С┬Ч┬Й┬К┬Ц┬Х ┬Щ┬З┬Ф┬З ┬Ц┬К┬Г┬Ц ┬Л┬Ц ┬Щ┬Г┬Х ┬Й┬С┬С┬Ж ┬Ц┬С ┬Д┬З┬Д┬Г┬Е┬Н┬К┬С┬П┬З╟д  ╟▓ ┬П┬Л┬Х┬Х┬З┬Ж┬Ц┬К┬Л┬Х┬Х┬С┬П┬Ч┬Е┬К╟д┬К┬З┬Ф┬З┬Е┬Г┬Р ┬Ы┬С┬Ч ┬Й┬З┬Ц ┬Т┬З┬Г┬Е┬З ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬У┬Ч┬Л┬З┬Ц ┬О┬Л┬Н┬З ┬Ц┬К┬Л┬Х╟л ┬С┬Щ┬К┬З┬Ф┬З┬Д┬Ч┬Ц ┬С┬Щ┬Г╟б╟│┬Х┬К┬З┬Ц┬С┬О┬Ж┬П┬З┬Ж┬Л┬Г ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬С┬Ц┬К┬З┬Ф┬Х ┬Й┬Г┬Ц┬К┬З┬Ф┬З┬Ж ┬Ц┬С ┬Щ┬З┬О┬Е┬С┬П┬З ┬К┬З┬Ф ┬Г┬Ф┬Ф┬Л┬Ш┬Г┬О╟д ╟▓┬К┬З┬Р ┬Щ┬З ┬Щ┬З┬Ф┬З ┬Г┬Д┬С┬Ч┬Ц ┬Ц┬С┬О┬Г┬Р┬Ж╟б ┬О┬С┬С┬Н┬З┬Ж┬С┬Ч┬Ц┬Г┬Р┬Ж┬Х┬Г┬Щ┬Г┬Ф┬Л┬Ш┬З┬Ф╟б ┬Г┬Р┬Ж  ┬Ц┬К┬С┬Ч┬Й┬К┬Ц ┬Г┬Д┬С┬Ч┬Ц ┬Г┬О┬О ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬О┬Л┬Ц┬Ц┬О┬З ┬Ц┬К┬Л┬Р┬Й┬Х┬К┬З┬Ф┬З ┬П┬Л┬Х┬Х┬Х┬С┬П┬Ч┬Е┬К╟д╟│  ┬К┬З ┬Х┬Г┬Л┬Ж ┬Х┬К┬З ┬Щ┬Г┬Х ┬П┬С┬Х┬Ц ┬О┬С┬С┬Н┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬И┬С┬Ф┬Щ┬Г┬Ф┬Ж ┬Ц┬С ┬Х┬З┬З┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬К┬З┬Ф ┬И┬Г┬П┬Л┬О┬Ы ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬И┬Ф┬Л┬З┬Р┬Ж┬Х╟д  ╟▓ ┬Ц╟п┬Х ┬Р┬Л┬Е┬З ┬Ц┬С ┬К┬Г┬Ш┬З ┬Г ┬Ф┬З┬П┬Л┬Р┬Ж┬З┬Ф ┬С┬И ┬Щ┬К┬З┬Ф┬З ┬Ы┬С┬Ч ┬Г┬Ф┬З ┬И┬Ф┬С┬П ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬Х┬З┬З ┬Ц┬К┬С┬Х┬З ┬Щ┬К┬С ┬Х┬Ч┬Т┬Т┬С┬Ф┬Ц┬З┬Ж ┬П┬З ┬Щ┬К┬З┬Р ┬Р┬С┬Д┬С┬Ж┬Ы ┬З┬О┬Х┬З ┬Ж┬Л┬Ж╟д ┬Ц╟п┬Х ┬К┬Г┬Ф┬Ж ┬Ц┬С ┬Й┬Ф┬Г┬Х┬Т ┬К┬С┬Щ ┬П┬Г┬Р┬Ы ┬Т┬З┬С┬Т┬О┬З ┬Г┬Ф┬З ┬Щ┬Г┬Ц┬Е┬К┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬Х┬К┬С┬Щ ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬Г┬Т┬Т┬Ф┬З┬Е┬Л┬Г┬Ц┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬Щ┬К┬Г┬Ц  ┬Г┬П ┬Ж┬С┬Л┬Р┬Й╟б╟│┬Х┬К┬З┬Х┬Г┬Л┬Ж╟б┬Г┬Ж┬Ж┬Л┬Р┬Й┬Ц┬К┬Г┬Ц┬Х┬К┬З┬К┬Г┬Х ┬Д┬З┬З┬Р ┬Г┬Х┬Ц┬С┬Р┬Л┬Х┬К┬З┬Ж ┬Д┬Ы ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬Р┬Ч┬П┬Д┬З┬Ф ┬С┬И ┬П┬З┬Х┬Х┬Г┬Й┬З┬Х┬Х┬К┬З┬Ф┬З┬Е┬З┬Л┬Ш┬З┬Х╚Д┬З┬Ш┬З┬Р┬И┬Ф┬С┬П ┬Е┬З┬О┬З┬Д┬Ф┬Л┬Ц┬Л┬З┬Х╟д  ╟▓ ╟п┬П ┬Р┬С┬Ц ┬Ж┬С┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬П┬Г┬Л┬Р┬Х┬Ц┬Ф┬З┬Г┬П ┬С┬Ф ┬Е┬С┬Ч┬Р┬Ц┬Ф┬Ы╟д ╟п┬П ┬Ж┬С┬Л┬Р┬Й ┬П┬Ы ┬С┬Щ┬Р ┬О┬Л┬Ц┬Ц┬О┬З ┬Ц┬К┬Л┬Р┬Й╟б╟│┬Х┬Г┬Л┬Ж┬Ц┬К┬З┬Й┬Л┬Ф┬О┬Щ┬К┬С┬Л┬П┬Т┬Ф┬З┬Х┬Х┬З┬Ж ┬М┬Ч┬Ж┬Й┬З┬Х ┬Щ┬Л┬Ц┬К ┬К┬З┬Ф ┬З┬Ф┬П┬Л┬Ц ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬Ф┬С┬Й ┬Х┬С┬Р┬Й ┬Л┬Р ┬К┬З┬Ф ┬Ж┬З┬Д┬Ч┬Ц ┬С┬Р ┬Ц┬К┬З ┬Х┬К┬С┬Щ╟д ┬Л┬Р┬Е┬З┬Ц┬К┬Г┬Ц┬Ц┬Л┬П┬З┬М┬Ч┬Ж┬Й┬З┬Х┬Л┬С┬Р┬З┬О┬Л┬Е┬К┬Л┬З╟б ┬Г┬Ц┬Ы ┬З┬Ф┬Ф┬Ы ┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬Ч┬Н┬З ┬Ф┬Ы┬Г┬Р ┬К┬Г┬Ш┬З ┬Е┬С┬Р┬Ц┬Л┬Р┬Ч┬Г┬О┬О┬Ы┬Т┬Ф┬Г┬Л┬Х┬З┬Ж┬Г┬Ж┬Ж┬Л┬З╟п┬Х┬Е┬К┬С┬Л┬Е┬З ┬С┬И┬П┬Ч┬Х┬Л┬Е╟д  ╟▓ ┬Ц ┬Л┬Х ┬Й┬Ф┬З┬Г┬Ц ┬Ц┬С ┬Д┬З ┬Г┬Е┬Е┬З┬Т┬Ц┬З┬Ж ┬И┬С┬Ф ┬П┬Ы┬Х┬З┬О┬И╟д  ┬Щ┬Г┬Х ┬Г┬И┬Ф┬Г┬Л┬Ж ┬Ц┬К┬Г┬Ц ┬Щ┬С┬Ч┬О┬Ж┬Р╟п┬Ц ┬К┬Г┬Т┬Т┬З┬Р╟д╟│  ┬Ч┬З┬Х┬Ж┬Г┬Ы┬Р┬Л┬Й┬К┬Ц┬К┬З┬Ф┬К┬С┬П┬З┬Ц┬С┬Щ┬Р┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬Х┬Ц┬Г┬Ц┬З ┬Х┬З┬Р┬Ц ┬К┬З┬Ф ┬Д┬Г┬Е┬Н ┬Ц┬С ┬Г┬О┬Л┬И┬С┬Ф┬Р┬Л┬Г ┬Щ┬Л┬Ц┬К ┬Г ┬Х┬Ц┬Ф┬С┬Р┬Й ┬Ф┬З┬П┬Л┬Р┬Ж┬З┬Ф ┬С┬И ┬К┬С┬Щ ┬П┬Ч┬Е┬К ┬Х┬К┬З ┬Л┬Х ┬О┬С┬Ш┬З┬Ж╟д ┬П┬З┬Ф┬Л┬Е┬Г┬Р ┬Ж┬С┬О╟п┬Х ╧Р┬Л┬Р┬Г┬О┬З┬Н┬Л┬Е┬Н┬Х┬С┬И┬И┬Ч┬Р┬Ж┬Г┬Ы╟б┬Г┬Ы═┤═▓╟б┬Г┬Р┬Ж ┬Щ┬Ф┬Г┬Т┬Х┬Ч┬Т┬Ц┬К┬З┬И┬С┬О┬О┬С┬Щ┬Л┬Р┬Й┬Р┬Л┬Й┬К┬Ц╟д

Fan hugs

Clear Lake graduate Chris Arians went on to teach and coach at Clarksville. His students included American Idol finalist Maddie Poppe, pictured here with him on a high school outing.

North Butler students were at the concert to support Maddie Poppe. (Shelby Gallagher photo)


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Welcome home, Maddie! American Idol hometown visit brings Maddie Poppe home to crowds

By BETHANY CARSON $MBSLTWJMMF4UBSt.BZ  Š‡”‡ Šƒ• ‡˜‡” „‡‡ ƒ †ƒ› Ž‹‡ —‡•†ƒ› ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥ • ƒ› Ž‘‰Ǧ–‹‡”‡•‹†‡–Ǥƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǯ• ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ‘‡–‘™‹•‹–™ƒ• •‘‡–Š‹‰–”—Ž›‘—–‘ˆ–Š‡‘”†‹ƒ”›ǡ ™‹–Š –Š‘—•ƒ†• †‡•…‡†‹‰ —’‘ –Š‡ –‘™ ƒ† –Š‡ ‡‹‰Š„‘”‹‰ …‘—‹–›‘ˆŽŽ‹•‘ǡ™Š‹…ŠŠ‘•–‡† –Š‡ …‘…‡”– –Šƒ– …—Ž‹ƒ–‡† –Š‡ †ƒ›ǯ•‡˜‡–•Ǥ Dz •ǯ– ‹– ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– †ƒ› –‘ „‡ ƒ

‘™ƒǫdz ‘˜‡”‘” ‹ ‡›‘Ž†• ƒ•‡† ˆ”‘ –Š‡ •–ƒ‰‡ ƒ– –Š‡ —–Ž‡” ‘—–› ƒ‹”‰”‘—†•Ǥ Dz ‘™ ’”‘—† ƒ”‡™‡–‘Šƒ˜‡ƒ††‹‡”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰ –Š‡‰”‡ƒ–•–ƒ–‡‘ˆ ‘™ƒǫŠ‹•‹•™Šƒ–

 Ž‘˜‡ ƒ„‘—– –Š‹• •–ƒ–‡Ǥ ‡ •–ƒ† —’ǡƒ†™‡•—’’‘”–‘—”Š‘‡–‘™ Š‡”‘‡•ǡ ƒ† ™‡ ™ƒ–…Š ’‡‘’Ž‡ ˆ”‘ ƒŽŽ ‘˜‡” –Š‡ •–ƒ–‡ ’‘—”‹‰ ‹–‘ –Š‹• …‘—‹–› –‘ ™‡Ž…‘‡ ƒ††‹‡ Š‘‡Ǥdz ‡›‘Ž†• ƒ‘—…‡† •Š‡ ™‘—Ž† •‹‰ ƒ ’”‘…Žƒƒ–‹‘ †‡…Žƒ”‹‰

—†ƒ› ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ƒ› •–ƒ–‡™‹†‡ –‘ ‡…‘—”ƒ‰‡ ‡˜‡”›

‘™ƒ–‘˜‘–‡ˆ‘”ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡Ǥ  Dz‡–ǯ• ƒŽŽ †‘ ‘—” ’ƒ”– ƒ† ƒ‡ •—”‡ ™‡ –ƒ‡ Š‡” ƒ…”‘•• –Š‡ ϐ‹‹•Š Ž‹‡ǤŠ‡†‡•‡”˜‡•‹–ǡdz‡›‘Ž†••ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz —•– –‘ •ƒ› Š‘™ ’”‘—† ™‡ ƒ”‡ ‘ˆ Š‡”ǡƒ† Ž‘˜‡–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ–•Š‡•ƒ›• –‘ ›‘—‰ ’‡‘’Ž‡ ‘—– –Š‡”‡ǡ ‹ˆ ›‘— †”‡ƒ„‹‰ƒ†™‘”Šƒ”†ǡƒ›–Š‹‰ ‹• ’‘••‹„Ž‡Ǥ †  „‡Ž‹‡˜‡ –Šƒ–ǡ ƒ†

„‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Šƒ–ǯ•–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–›–Šƒ– ‡š‹•–•‹ ‘™ƒǤdz  ‹–Š –Š‡ ‰”ƒ†•–ƒ† ϐ‹ŽŽ‡† ƒ† –Š‘—•ƒ†• ‘ –Š‡ ”ƒ…‡ –”ƒ…ǡ •‘‡ •ƒ› –Š‡ …‘…‡”– „”‘—‰Š– –Š‡ ‘•– ’‡‘’Ž‡–Š‡ˆƒ‹”‰”‘—†Šƒ•‡˜‡”•‡‡ ƒ–‘‡–‹‡Ǥ  Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ƒ›‘” ƒŽ ™‹–‘ †‡…Žƒ”‡† —‡•†ƒ› ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ƒ› ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ‹ ”‡…‘‰‹–‹‘ ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ•–ƒŽ‡–ǡ•—……‡••ƒ†Š—„Ž‡ ƒ† ‰”ƒ…‹‘—• †‡‡ƒ‘”ǡ ™Š‹…Š Šƒ• …‘–”‹„—–‡†–‘…‘—‹–›’”‹†‡‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ƒ† „”‘—‰Š– –Š‡ –‘™ ‹–‘–Š‡ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ•’‘–Ž‹‰Š–Ǥ

Poppe steps out of the American Idol stretch limousine. (Chris Barragy photo)

 DzŠ‡› …ƒ ‰‘ –‘ ƒ ƒ’ ƒ† –Š‡› ‘™ ™Š‡”‡ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǯ• ƒ– ‘™Ǥ

–ǯ•–Š‡Š‘‡‘ˆƒ††‹‡‘’’‡ǡdz•ƒ‹† ‘—…‹Žƒ‡‡–Š‹–ŠǤ  ‘’’‡ ™ƒ• †‡Ž‹‰Š–‡† „› –Š‡ †‡…Žƒ”ƒ–‹‘Ǥ  Dz ǯ˜‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• ™ƒ–‡† ƒ Š‘Ž‹†ƒ›Ǩdz •Š‡ •ƒ‹†ǡ „‡ˆ‘”‡ ƒ––‡’–‹‰ –‘ ƒ‘—…‡ ƒ †ƒ› ˆ”‡‡ ˆ”‘ •…Š‘‘Ž ƒ†™‘”–‘Žƒ—‰Š–‡”ƒ†ƒ’’Žƒ—•‡Ǥ  —– ˆ‘” ‘’’‡ Š‡”•‡Žˆǡ –Š‡ †ƒ› ™ƒ•ƒ„—•›‘‡Ǥ –•–ƒ”–‡†™‹–Šƒ͸ ƒǤǤ ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡ ‘ –‡Ž‡˜‹•‹‘Ǥ – ƒŽ‹––Ž‡ƒˆ–‡”ͳͲƒǤǤǡ•Š‡ƒ””‹˜‡†ƒ– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡•…Š‘‘Ž•ǡŠ‡”ƒŽƒƒ–‡”ǡ ™Š‡”‡ •Š‡ ™ƒ• •—”’”‹•‡† „› Š‡” ‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‹‰…Žƒ••Ǥ  ‹ˆ–Š‰”ƒ†‡–‡ƒ…Š‡”ƒ”› ‘Š•‘ •ƒ‹† •–—†‡–• •’‡– –™‘ †ƒ›• ƒ‹‰•‹‰•ƒ†’”‡’ƒ”‹‰ˆ‘”–Š‡ ˜‹•‹–Ǥ  Dz‘— …‘—Ž† Œ—•– ˆ‡‡Ž –Š‡ ƒ–‹…‹’ƒ–‹‘ ǥdz •ƒ‹† ˆ‘—”–Š ‰”ƒ†‡ –‡ƒ…Š‡” ƒ–‡Ž› Šƒ˜‡”Ǥ Dz‘‡ ‘ˆ › ‹†• –‘Ž† ‡ –Š‡‹” Š‡ƒ”–• ™‡”‡ ”ƒ…‹‰ •‘ ˆƒ•– –Š‡› ™‡”‡ ƒˆ”ƒ‹† ‹– ™ƒ•‰‘‹‰–‘•–‘’„‡ƒ–‹‰Ǥdz  – –Š‡ •…Š‘‘Žǡ ‘’’‡ •’‡– –‹‡ ™‹–Š –Š‡ •–—†‡–•ǡ ƒ† ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Žϐ‹Ž‡†ƒ••–—†‡–•…Š‡‡”‡†ƒ† Ž‹•–‡‡†–‘‘’’‡•‹‰Ǥ  ‘…ƒŽ †‹”‡…–‘” ‹ŽŽ ‘Š•‘ Ž‡† •–—†‡–• ‹ •‹‰‹‰ –Š‡ ƒ‹„‘™ ‘‡…–‹‘ˆ‘”‘’’‡Ǥ  Dz‘—ǯ”‡ ƒ‹‰ ‡ …”›Ǥ Šƒ– ™ƒ• –Š‡ ‘•– ’”‡…‹‘—• –Š‹‰ ǯ˜‡ ‡˜‡” •‡‡‹›Ž‹ˆ‡ǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ  Š‡ ”‡…ƒŽŽ‡† Š‘™ –Š‡ ϐ‹”•– –‹‡ •Š‡ •ƒ‰ ‹ ˆ”‘– ‘ˆ ƒ›‘‡ ™ƒ• ‹ –Šƒ–˜‡”›‰›‹•‹š–Š‰”ƒ†‡Ǥ  Dz  …‘—Ž†ǯ– ’Žƒ› ‰—‹–ƒ”ǡ ƒ†  ™ƒ• Œ—•– Ž‹‡ •Šƒ‹‰ •‘ „ƒ†Ž›ǡdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†ǤDz …‘—Ž†ǯ–Ž‘‘ƒ–ƒ›„‘†›ǡƒ†

‘™‹•• ‘Š•‘”‡‡„‡”•Ǥdz  ‹ŽŽ ‘Š•‘ •ƒ‹† •Š‡ ‡˜‡” ‹ƒ‰‹‡† •‡‡‹‰ ‘‡ ‘ˆ Š‡” ˜‘…ƒŽ •–—†‡–•‘‡”‹…ƒ †‘ŽǤ

 Dz –ǯ• ’”‡––› ƒƒœ‹‰Ǥ  …”› ‡˜‡”› –‹‡ •Š‡ •‹‰•ǡdz ‹ŽŽ ‘Š•‘ •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz –ǯ• –‡””‹„Ž‡Ǣ  …ƒǯ– ‰‘ –‘ ƒ› ™ƒ–…Š‹‰’ƒ”–‹‡•Ǥdz  —†‰‡• Šƒ˜‡ „‡‡ ƒƒœ‡† ƒ– ‘’’‡ǯ• —•‹…ƒŽ ˜‡”•ƒ–‹Ž‹–› ˆ‘” ™‡‡•ǡ „—– „ƒ† ‹•–”—…–‘” ‘Š —†‡–Šƒ•–Š‡‹•‹†‡•…‘‘’‘›‡– ƒ‘–Š‡” ‹•–”—‡– ‘’’‡ ‘™• Š‘™ –‘ ’Žƒ› “—‹–‡ ™‡ŽŽǡ „—– Šƒ•ǯ– ‹…Ž—†‡† ‹ Š‡” ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž ”‡’‡”–‘‹”‡›‡–Ǥ  DzŠ‡™ƒ•ƒ‰”‡ƒ–„ƒ”‹–‘‡’Žƒ›‡”ǡdz —†‡–•ƒ‹†ǤDz †‘ǯ–•‡‡Š‡”’Žƒ›‹‰ –Šƒ–„ƒ”‹–‘‡ƒ›‘”‡‘™Ǥdz  –ƒ›„‡ƒ—†‡”•–ƒ–‡‡–ǡ„—– ƒ††‹‡‘’’‡™ƒ•‡˜‡”ƒ’”‘„Ž‡ …Š‹Ž†‹—•‹……Žƒ••Ǥ  DzŠ‡ǯ•ƒŽ‘–‘ˆˆ—ǡ˜‡”›’‡”•‘ƒ„Ž‡ ƒ† ˜‡”› ™ƒ”ǡ ‘– ƒ ’”‘„Ž‡ ƒ– ƒŽŽǡdz—†‡–•ƒ‹†™‹–Šƒ•‹Ž‡Ǥ  ‡†‡•†ƒ›ǡ •–—†‡–• ™‹ŽŽ ‡Œ‘› ƒ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ –Š‡‡† ‡˜‡– ƒ– –Š‡ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ Ž‹„”ƒ”›ǡ ™Š‡”‡ –Š‡› ™‹ŽŽ ‡Œ‘› ‘’’‡ǯ• ˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡ –”‡ƒ–•ǣ‰‘Ž†ϐ‹•Š…”ƒ…‡”•ǡ”‡‘•ƒ†

Ž‡‘ƒ†‡Ǥ  –ǯ• –Š‡ Ž‹––Ž‡ –Š‹‰• ‡˜‡”›‘‡ ‘™• ƒ„‘—– –Š‡‹” ‡‹‰Š„‘”• ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ –Šƒ– ƒ‡• …‡Ž‡„”ƒ–‹‰ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ ‘”‡ •’‡…‹ƒŽ ˆ‘” ‡˜‡”›‘‡‹–Š‡…‘—‹–›Ǥ  ‹•‹–‘”• Ž‘˜‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡Ǥ Š‘—•ƒ†• …ƒ‡ –‘ •Šƒ”‡ ‹ –Š‡ …‡Ž‡„”ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ —– –Š‡ ‘•– †‹‡Ǧ Šƒ”†‡”‹…ƒ †‘Žˆƒ•™‹ŽŽ‡˜‡” ˆ‡‡Ž –Š‡ •ƒ‡ ™ƒ› ƒ„‘—– ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ƒ†Š‡”ˆƒ‹Ž›ƒ•ˆ”‹‡†•ƒ† ‡‹‰Š„‘”•†‘Ǥ   Dz  Ž‘˜‡ ƒ††‹‡Ǥ ǯ˜‡ ‘™ Š‡” •‹…‡•Š‡™ƒ•ƒ„ƒ„›Ǥ †‹††ƒ›…ƒ”‡ ˆ‘” Š‡”ǥdz •ƒ‹† Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ •…Š‘‘Ž „‘ƒ”† ‡„‡” Š‡ŽŽ‡› ƒ‹‡”•Ǥ DzŠ‡› †‹† •‘ ƒ› ˜‹†‡‘• ‰”‘™‹‰ —’ǡ •Š‡ ™ƒ• ƒŽ™ƒ›• •‹‰‹‰Ǥ ‡ ‡™ •Š‡ ™‘—Ž† †‘ ™‡ŽŽǤdz  Ǧͳʹ ”‹…‹’ƒŽ ”‹… …‡”ƒ ”‡‡„‡”• …‘˜‡”•ƒ–‹‘• ™‹–Š ‘’’‡ƒ„‘—–™Šƒ–•Š‡™ƒ–‡†–‘†‘ ‹Ž‹ˆ‡Ǥ  DzŽŽ •Š‡ ™ƒ–‡† –‘ †‘ ‹• •‹‰Ȅ :fek`el\[fegX^\(.

Clarksville Mayor Val Swinton proclaimed Tuesday Maddie Poppe Day. (Chris Barragy photo)


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:fek`el\[]ifdgX^\(™Š› ‘–ǫ ‘ŽŽ‘™ ›‘—” †”‡ƒ•ǥdz …‡”ƒ•ƒ‹†ǤDz –Š‹•Š‡ǯ•–‡ŽŽ‹‰ ‘– Œ—•– –Š‡ ‹†• ƒ– Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ „—– •Š‡ǯ• –‡ŽŽ‹‰ ƒ›„‘†›ǡ Š‡›ǡ ›‘— Œ—•– ‰‘– –‘ „‡ ™Š‘ ›‘— ƒ”‡Ǥ ‘— †‘ǯ– Šƒ˜‡ –‘ „‡ ƒ›„‘†› ‡Ž•‡Ǥ ‘— †‘ǯ– Šƒ˜‡ –‘ ’”‡–‡† –‘ –ƒ‡ ‘ •‘‡„‘†› ‡Ž•‡ǯ• ’‡”•‘ƒǤ ‘— Œ—•– ‰‘––‘„‡›‘—”•‡Žˆǡƒ†‹ˆ›‘—ǯ”‡–”—‡ –‘ ›‘—”•‡Žˆ ϐ‹”•–ǡ ‰‘‘† –Š‹‰• …ƒ Šƒ’’‡ˆ‘”›‘—Ǥdz ‘’’‡ ƒ†‡ ‹– –‘ –Š‡ ‘’ Š”‡‡ ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž —†ƒ› ‡˜‡‹‰ ™‹–ŠŠ‡”’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡‘ˆDz ‘Ž†‘— ‘ǡdz„›ƒ””‹‡†‡”™‘‘†ǡƒ†Dz ‘† Ž› ‘™•ǡdz ’‡”ˆ‘”‡† ‹ –”‹„—–‡ –‘Š‡”‘–Š‡”ǡ‘›ƒǤ Dz ǯ˜‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›• „‡‡ ƒ Š—‰‡ ˆƒ ‘ˆ ›‘—”•Ǣ›‘—†‹†‹–•—…ŠŒ—•–‹…‡Ǣ›‘—ǯ”‡ ‹…”‡†‹„Ž‡ǡdz —†‰‡ ƒ–› ‡””› •ƒ‹† ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• ”‡†‹–‹‘ ‘ˆ Dz ‘† Ž› ‘™•Ǥdz ‘’’‡™‹ŽŽ”‡–—”–‘–Š‡•–ƒ‰‡‡š– —†ƒ›ǡ ƒ› ʹͲ ˆ‘” –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ

†‘Ž ϐ‹ƒŽ‡ ™‹–Š ˆ‡ŽŽ‘™ ‘’ Š”‡‡ ϐ‹‹•Š‡”• ƒŽ‡„ —–…Š‹•‘ ƒ†

ƒ„„› ƒ””‡–– –‘ ˜‹‡ ˆ‘” –Š‡ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Ž…”‘™Ǥ DzŠ‡ ‹• •‘ Š—„Ž‡ ƒ† ƒ—–Š‡–‹…Ǣ Š‘™ …ƒ •Š‡ ‘– ™‹ǫdz ƒ”› ‘Š•‘•ƒ‹†‘ˆ‘’’‡ǯ•…Šƒ…‡•Ǥ ‹‰Š •…Š‘‘Ž ’”‹…‹’ƒŽ ‘„ ƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆ •ƒ‹† ‘’’‡ǯ• Š‘‡–‘™ ˜‹•‹– ™ƒ• ‘‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ „‹‰‰‡•– –Š‹‰• –‘‡˜‡”Šƒ’’‡‹–Š‡…‘—‹–›Ǥ – Šƒ•„‡‡‡š…‹–‹‰ˆ‘”‡˜‡”›‘‡Ǥ Dz –ǯ• Œ—•– —„‡Ž‹‡˜ƒ„Ž‡ ˆ‘” ƒ •ƒŽŽ …‘—‹–›ƒ†–Š‡‹”•…Š‘‘Žǡƒ†ˆ‘” ƒ††‹‡Ǣ ›‘— ‘™ǡ ‘—” Š‡ƒ”–• Œ—•– ‰‘ ‘—– –‘ Š‡” …‘•–ƒ–Ž›ǡdz ƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆ •ƒ‹†Ǥ DzŠ‡ ƒ‡• ‘—” Š‡ƒ”–• –Š”‘„ ƒŽŽ –Š‡ –‹‡ǡ ƒ† •Š‡ •‡‡• –‘ „‡ †‡‘•–”ƒ–‹‰ ‘”‡ ƒ† ‘”‡ ‘ˆ Š‡” ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡• ƒŽŽ –Š‡ –‹‡Ǥ –ǯ• ‡š–”‡‡Ž›‡š…‹–‹‰ˆ‘”ƒŽŽ‘ˆ—•ǡƒ† ”‡ƒŽŽ›ˆ—–‘™ƒ–…ŠǤdz ‘”ƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆǡ’‹…‹‰‘—–ƒˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡ ‘ˆ ‘’’‡ǯ• •‘‰• ‹• –‘‘ †‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–Ǥ ˜‡”›–‹‡•Š‡•‹‰•ƒ‡™•‘‰ǡ‹– „‡…‘‡•ƒˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡Ǥ Dz Š‡ƒ”†Š‡”•‹‰ˆ‘”–Š‡ϐ‹”•––‹‡ ƒ•ƒŒ—‹‘”Š‹‰Š•–—†‡–ǡƒ† •ƒ‹†ǡ „‘›ǡ–Š‹•‰ƒŽ”‡ƒŽŽ›Šƒ•ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ–ƒŽ‡–Ǥ † ‡’––‡ŽŽ‹‰Š‡”ǡǮ‘—ǯ”‡‰‘‹‰ –‘ ‰‘ ’Žƒ…‡• •‘‡†ƒ› ™‹–Š ›‘—” ˜‘‹…‡ ƒ† ›‘—” –ƒŽ‡–Ǥǯ †  ‘™ Š‡” ˆƒ–Š‡” ™ƒ• ƒ „‹‰ …‘–”‹„—–‹‰ ˆƒ…–‘”–Š‡”‡Ǥ ‡”‘–Š‡”„‡‹‰‘—” ‰—‹†ƒ…‡ …‘—•‡Ž‘” ‹• Œ—•– ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– ’‡”•‘ǡ ƒ† ‰”‡ƒ– ˆƒ‹Ž›Ǥ  †‘ Ž‘‘ ˆ‘” ‰‘‘† –Š‹‰• ˆ‘” Š‡”ǡ ƒ† ǯ •‘ Šƒ’’›ǡ•‘‘˜‡”™Š‡Ž‡†–Šƒ––Š‹‰• Šƒ˜‡ ™‘”‡† ‘—– ˆ‘” Š‡” ƒ† Š‡” ˆƒ‹Ž›ǡdzƒƒ–Š‘ˆˆ•ƒ‹†Ǥ

Maddie Poppe met enthusiastic fans in Clarksville and Allison. (Chris Barragy photos)  ‘˜‡”‘” ‡›‘Ž†• ™ƒ• ‘ Ž‡•• •‹•–‡” ƒ•‡† ‡ –‘ †‘ ƒ †—‡– ™‹–Š  Šƒ† ‡˜‡” †‘‡ •‘‡–Š‹‰ Ž‹‡ Š‡”ǡ ƒ†  †‹†ǯ– ™ƒ– –‘ǡ „—– –Š‡ –Šƒ– ƒ– –Š‡ …‘—–› ˆƒ‹”ǡ ƒ† •‘ Œ—•– ‡–Š—•‹ƒ•–‹…Ǥ  Dz  –Š‹ •Š‡ǯ• ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– ”‡’”‡•‡Ǧ •Š‡ǥ „”‘—‰Š– ‡ —’ –Š‡”‡Ǥ  †‹† ‹– –‘Šƒ˜‡–Šƒ–‘’’‘”–—‹–›ǡ‡˜‡ƒˆ–‡” –ƒ–‹˜‡ ‘ˆ –Š‡ „‡•– –Šƒ– ‘™ƒ Šƒ• –‘ ƒ›™ƒ›•ǡ ƒ† ǯ˜‡ ‡˜‡” •–‘’’‡†  Šƒ† ˆƒ‹Ž‡† ‹ ‘–Š‡” –Š‹‰•Ȅ–Š‡› ‘ˆˆ‡”ǡ ƒ†  –Š‹  Ž‘˜‡ Š‘™ •Š‡ǯ• •‹‰‹‰ •‹…‡ –Š‡ǥdz ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ •–‹ŽŽ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡†‹‡‡‘—‰Š–‘Šƒ˜‡ Š—„Ž‡ƒ†‹†ƒ†Œ—•–…‘ϐ‹†‡–ǡ Dz  …‘—Ž†ǯ– ‡˜‡ ’Žƒ› ‰—‹–ƒ” „ƒ… ‡Š‡”‡ǡƒ†•‘ –Š‹–Šƒ–ǯ•’”‡––› –”—‡ –‘ Š‡”•‡Žˆǡdz ‡›‘Ž†• •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz  –Š‡Ǥ ™ƒ••‹‰‹‰–‘–Š‡–”ƒ…ǡƒ† …‘‘Žǡdz‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ Ž‘˜‡ Š‘™ •Š‡ ”‡ƒŽŽ› ‡‰ƒ‰‡• ‹ Š‡” ™ƒ••‘‡”˜‘—•Ǥ†•‘–Šƒ–ǯ•™Š›  ‘’’‡ǯ•’‡”•‹•–‡…‡‹…‘–‹—‹‰ …‘—‹–›Ǥ  –Š‹ –Šƒ–ǯ• ”‡ƒŽŽ› ’‹…‡†–Š‹••‘‰–‘†‡†‹…ƒ–‡–‘›‘—ǡ ™‹–Š Š‡” —•‹…ƒŽ †”‡ƒ ƒˆ–‡” ”‡Œ‡…–‹‘ ‘ Š‡ ‘‹…‡ ‹• ‘‡ ’‘•‹–‹˜‡ –‘‘ǡ •‘ •Š‡ǯ• ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– ”‘Ž‡ ƒ†‹–ǯ•…ƒŽŽ‡†ƒ†•Ž‹†‡Ǥdz  ‘’’‡ •ƒ‹† ™Š‡ •Š‡ ϐ‹”•– ”‡ƒ•‘„›•–ƒ†‡”•ƒ––Š‡’ƒ”ƒ†‡‹ ‘†‡Žˆ‘”›‘—‰’‡‘’Ž‡Ǥdz  ’‡ƒ‡” ‘ˆ –Š‡ ‘—•‡ ‹†ƒ ƒ—†‹–‹‘‡† ˆ‘” ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Žǡ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡•ƒ‹†–Š‡›Ž‘˜‡ƒ††‹‡Ǥ ’‡›‡”ƒŽ•‘ƒ––‡†‡†–Š‡‡˜‡–‹ •Š‡ ™ƒ• ™‘””‹‡† –Šƒ– †‘Ž ™‘—Ž†  Dz –ǯ•”‡ƒŽŽ›‹…”‡†‹„Ž‡™Šƒ–‘‡‰‹”Ž ƒ‡ Š‡” ’Žƒ› •‘‰• •Š‡ †‹†ǯ– …ƒ †‘Ǥ  –Š‹ •Š‡ǯ•ƒ ‹•’‹”ƒ–‹‘ ŽŽ‹•‘–‘”‡…‘‰‹œ‡‘’’‡Ǥ  Dz –Š‹•Š‡ǯ•ˆƒ„—Ž‘—•ǡdz’‡›‡” ™ƒ– –‘ ’Žƒ›Ȅ–Šƒ– ™‡”‡ǯ– Š‡” –‘ ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ‹†•Ǥ ˆ ›‘— ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™ ›‘—” •ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‡ǯ˜‡ „‡‡ –™‡‡–‹‰ ƒ„‘—– •–›Ž‡Ǥ •–‡ƒ†ǡ –Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡ ƒ–‹‘ †”‡ƒ• ƒ† ™‘” Šƒ”†ǡ ›‘— ‘™ Š‡”ǡ ƒ†  ‰‘– ‡˜‡”›„‘†› ‹ –Š‡ Šƒ• †‡…‹†‡†–‘ Ž‘˜‡ ‘’’‡ ˆ‘” ™Š‘ ƒ›–Š‹‰ …ƒ Šƒ’’‡Ǥ ‘ǡ  –Š‹ Ž‡‰‹•Žƒ–—”‡ –‘ †‘™Ž‘ƒ† –Š‡ ƒ’’ǡ •Š‡‹•ǡƒ†‘’’‡‹•‰”ƒ–‡ˆ—Žˆ‘”–Š‡ ‹–ǯ• ƒ™‡•‘‡Ǥ ‘” ƒ •ƒŽŽǦ–‘™ •‘ –Š‡› …‘—Ž† ˜‘–‡ ˆ‘” Š‡”Ǥ ǥ‡ǯ˜‡ ‘’’‘”–—‹–› –‘ ’Žƒ› –Š‡ •‘‰• •Š‡ …‘—‹–›ǡ •ƒŽŽ –‘™ ‘™ƒǡ ‹–ǯ• Š—‰‡ǡdz •ƒ‹† …‘—–› •—’‡”˜‹•‘” ”‡‰ „‡‡•—’’‘”–‹‰Š‡”ˆ”‘–Š‡˜‡”› Ž‘˜‡•Ǥ „‡‰‹‹‰ǡ ƒ† ǯ •—’‡” ‡š…‹–‡†  Š‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡•™‡”‡‡–™‹–Š ƒ”‡––Ǥ  ‹‡ ›Ž‡ †ƒ• ƒ– ‘†‰‡ –Š—†‡”‘—•ƒ’’Žƒ—•‡Ǥ –Šƒ–•Š‡ƒ†‡–Š‡ϐ‹ƒŽ–Š”‡‡Ǥdz  – –Š‡ …‘…‡”–ǡ ‘’’‡ •ƒ‰ Dz‡  Dz ‘‡•–Ž›ǡ‰—›•ǡ›‘—’—––‘‰‡–Š‡” ƒ…Š‹‡ǡ ™Š‘ Š—‰ ƒ Š—‰‡ „ƒ‡” ƒ† ‘„„› … ‡‡ǡdz Dz ‘‡™ƒ”† •—…Š ƒ ƒ™‡•‘‡ †ƒ›Ǥ Š‹• ”‡ƒŽŽ› ˆ”‘ –Š‡ „—•‹‡•• ‘ ƒ‹ –”‡‡–ǡ ‘—†ǡdz Dz”ƒ† ‡™ ‡›ǡdz ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ Šƒ• „‡‡ –Š‡ „‡•– †ƒ› ‘ˆ › Ž‹ˆ‡ǡdz Dz‘ǯ–˜‡”‡–‘—”Š‹Ž†”‡ ”‘™ ‘’’‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ ’dz ƒ† Dzƒ†•Ž‹†‡ǡdz ™Š‹…Š ‘’’‡  Š‡ –Šƒ‡† ‡ˆˆ ‘Ž„ ˆ‘” …Š‘•‡ ™Š‡ ’”‘†—…‡”• ƒ•‡† Š‡” ‘”‰ƒ‹œ‹‰ –Š‡ ‡˜‡–ǡ ”Ǥ ƒ† ”•Ǥ –‘…Š‘‘•‡ƒ•‘‰–‘†‡†‹…ƒ–‡–‘Š‡” ”‡† ƒ‹ˆ‡Ž† ȋ™Š‘ ˆ—†‡† –Š‡ …‘…‡”–Ȍǡ ƒ† Š‡” ˆƒ‹Ž› ƒ† –Š‡ Š‘‡–‘™Ǥ  Dz  –Š‘—‰Š– ˆ‘” ƒ Ž‘‰ –‹‡ǡ ǮŠƒ– …‘—‹–›ˆ‘”–Š‡‹”•—’’‘”–Ǥ ƒ  ‰‘‹‰ –‘ †‘ǫǯ  ™ƒ– –‘ †‘  Dz Ž‘˜‡›‘—ƒŽŽ˜‡”›—…Šǡdz‘’’‡ •‘‡–Š‹‰ –Šƒ–ǯ• ”‡ƒŽŽ› •’‡…‹ƒŽǡ •ƒ‹†Ǥ ƒ† –Š‘—‰Š– •Š‘—Ž†•‹‰–Š‡ϐ‹”•–  Š‡ ƒŽ•‘ –Šƒ‡† –Š‡ —–Ž‡” •‘‰ ‡˜‡”•ƒ‰‹ˆ”‘–‘ˆƒ…”‘™†Ǥ ‘—–› ƒ‹”‘ƒ”†ˆ‘”ƒ””ƒ‰‹‰ˆ‘” †  ‘™ ƒ Ž‘– ‘ˆ ›‘— ™‡”‡ Š‡”‡ Š‡” –‘ ‘’‡ ˆ‘” ‹ƒ‘† ‹‘ –Š‡ ˆ‘”–Š‹•ϐ‹”•–ƒ––Š‡ϐ‹‡ƒ”–•ˆ‡•–‹˜ƒŽ Žƒ•––‹‡•Š‡™ƒ•ƒ––Š‡‰”ƒ†•–ƒ†Ǥ ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ‹ –Š‡ „‹‰ ‰›Ǥ ›  DzŠ‡› ”‡ƒŽŽ› „‡Ž‹‡˜‡† ‹ ‡ǡ ƒ†

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Cindy Wedeking sent this photo of her grandkids Cameron and Allison Wedeking (Cindy Wedeking photo) Mrs. Hansen’s kindergarten class at North Butler loves Maddie Poppe. (Wendy Hansen photo)

American Idol hometown visit Maddie Poppe in Top Three

Charlotte Shook and Kylie Dwyer of Greene love Maddie Poppe! (Shelby Gallagher photo)

By ."3:%&8*55 &DMJQTF/FXT3FWJFXt.BZ   Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ƒ–‹˜‡ ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ …‘–‹—‡• ‘ ‡”‹…ƒ †‘Žǡ ‘˜‹‰ –‘ –Š‡ –‘’ –Š”‡‡ ƒˆ–‡” Š‡” ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡—†ƒ›‹‰Š–Ǥ  —–Ž‡” ‘—–› ™‹ŽŽ ™‡Ž…‘‡ Š‡” Š‘‡ —‡•†ƒ› ™‹–Š ƒ ’ƒ”ƒ†‡ ‹ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ ƒ– ͷ ’ǤǤ ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‡† „› ƒ ˆ”‡‡ …‘…‡”– ƒ– –Š‡ —–Ž‡” ‘—–› ƒ‹”‰”‘—†•‹ŽŽ‹•‘ƒ–͸ǣ͵Ͳ’ǤǤ  Š‡ ’ƒ”ƒ†‡ ™‹ŽŽ „‡‰‹ ƒ– –Š‡ •…Š‘‘Ž‹Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ƒ†’”‘…‡‡†–‘ ƒ‹–”‡‡–ǡ–Š‡•‘—–Š–‘—’‡”‹‘”

–”‡‡–ǡ –—”‹‰ ™‡•– ƒ† ‡†‹‰ ƒ– –Š‡ˆ‘”‡”‹–› ƒŽŽ„—‹Ž†‹‰Ǥ  Š‡ ƒ•‡† Š‘™ Š‡ ˆ‡Ž– ƒ„‘—– ƒ††‹‡ ‘’’‡ǯ• ”‡–—” Š‘‡–‘™ ˜‹•‹–ǡŽƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ƒ›‘”ƒŽ™‹–‘ •ƒ‹†ǡ Dz‹‡ –Š‡ ”‡•– ‘ˆ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡ǡ

ǯ ˜‡”› ‡š…‹–‡† ƒ„‘—– ‹– ƒ† •‘ ’”‘—† ‘ˆ Š‡”Ǥ ‡ǯ”‡ Šƒ’’› •Š‡ Šƒ• †‘‡ ƒ ‰”‡ƒ– Œ‘„ ”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰ Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥ –ǯ• ˜‡”› ’Ž‡ƒ•‹‰ ƒ† ˜‡”›‡š…‹–‹‰ˆ‘”—•ǡƒˆ‡ƒ–Š‡”‹–Š‡ …ƒ’ˆ‘”Žƒ”•˜‹ŽŽ‡Ǥ –Š‹‹–™‹ŽŽ„‡ ™‘†‡”ˆ—Žƒˆ–‡”ƒŽŽ–Š‡•‡‘–Š•‘ˆ ™ƒ–…Š‹‰ Š‡” ‘ –˜Ǥ – ™‹ŽŽ „‡ ‹…‡

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“You did it justice, you’re incredible.” —Katy Perry

(Kali Klinghammer photo)

Stars for our STAR! Over 50 kids at last week’s Wonderful Wednesday library program wrote special messages to Maddie on stars. These will be on display in the library for a while and then sent on to Maddie! (Submitted photo)


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Messages for Maddie

Clarksville Mayor Val Swinton presents flowers to Maddie Poppe after her audition on The Voice in 2016. (Mira Schmitt-Cash photo)

Dear Maddie, I have enjoyed watching you via the Clarksville Star over the years, and I was so excited to see you were going to be on American Idol. To be honest, I don’t usually watch a lot of TV, but I have loved every second that you performed. You are amazing, and you are special. You are an authentic Iowan, and I am so proud that America is embracing you. Your kindness and humility are so genuine. Your excitement and love for the people who turned out for your parade and concert was obvious. It was such a gift to all of us who got to be there! Enjoy your time and embrace the power of all who support you. Keep being the Maddie we love, and I will keep celebrating the beautiful girl from Clarksville with the golden voice. My very best wishes for you. You are a winner! Warmest Regards, Linda Upmeyer

Maddie Poppe and her dad Trent perform at Lynnwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day program. (Mira Schmitt-Cash photo)

Poppe opens for Diamond Rio at the Butler County Fair. (Mira SchmittCash photo)

Maddie Poppe is a

shining star!

And we should know...

www.theclarksvillestar.com

Senior Maddie Poppe solos on “Beautiful Girl� by Sara Bareilles at her final solo of high school at the Clarksville Fine Arts Festival April 28, 2016. Her album, “Songs from the Basement,� is expected out by the end of the school year. (Clarksville Star photo/Mira Schmitt-Cash)


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Fan photos

Local kids pause for a photo with Maddie. (Andrea Kampman photo)

Katie and Allison Wedeking and Madeline Sterken of Clarksville smile at the Maddie Poppe concert. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

Jayci Anderson, Hoyt Biemer, Madeline Sterken and Capri Clark were among students who marched in the Maddie Poppe parade. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

Young fans show their support. (Sara Soldwisch photo.)

At the grandstand with Maddie. (Ann Seggerman photo.)

Clarksville Mayor Val Swinton introduces Fred Maifeld, who donated funding for the event. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

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Maddie Poppe stands on stage with her family. (Cindy Wedeking photo)

oling Congratulations,

Shell Rock, Iowa

Maddie!

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America's Shining Star: Maddie Poppe  

Maddie Poppe, a native of Clarksville, Iowa, wins American Idol!

America's Shining Star: Maddie Poppe  

Maddie Poppe, a native of Clarksville, Iowa, wins American Idol!

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