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Congratulations Eagle Scouts! A big round of applause goes to Carl Schnackle, Josh Sindelar and Tyler Kermoade for achieving the high honor of Eagle Scout. These boys have worked hard over the years to reach this goal. They’ve been eager volunteers at every Fall Festival and have spent many hours at the Vet’s Monument among other area’s throughout Crescent and Council Bluffs. To earn their badges, Carl developed the Avenue of Flags in Crescent. He and fellow scouts of Troop 3 continue to put out and take down flags to those participating in the Avenue of Flags each year on respected holiday’s. Josh painted the Lincoln Highway logos on 22 posts through Crescent, from the Vet’s Monument to the winery. While he and the older scouts painted, the younger scouts picked up litter along that stretch of highway. Tyler built, finished and installed a book case for his church, Eastside Christian in Council Bluffs (with the generous help of Shawn Shea). These young men have been friends since elementary school. They were separated after the Crescent school fire but stayed friends through scouts. They were at the Little Sioux camp together when the tornado ripped through, taking the lives of four scouts. After the Eagle ceremony, they were interviewed by Brandi Petersen of KETV. You can view that clip at http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/Trio-who-lived-through-tornado-namedEagle-Scouts/-/9674510/15229434.

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Morning of the Crescent Fall Festival Saturday, September 22nd Mt. Crescent Ski Hills • 9:00AM

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In This Issue... Page 2........................City Council Minutes Page 3..................................... Time Out! Page 4 .......................... Library Story Time Stamping Out Hunger A Big Thank You What’s Up at CECC? Page 5............. Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Calling All Babysitters! Crescent Parks Fall Leagues Page 6..........Elementary Hires New Secretary Meet Bo! Page 7.... Mt. Crescent Ski Hills Mudzilla Run Thank God for Old People Page 8 & 9 .............................Advertisers Page 10 ....................... Useless Knowledge Ad Rates Subscription Info

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Parade Participants!

This year’s Fall Festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The Optimists are working diligently to line up lots of new events. And we’re happy to report, the parade is back! Therefore, they’re looking for floats, youth groups, tractors, cars, etc. to join in the fun. If you’re interested, contact Kris Smith at 545-3118.

• $25.00 Entry Fee • T-Shirt, Timed Run, Water and Gift Bag. Sponsored by Crescent Optimist Club.

If you’d like to join in the fun, contact Kris Smith at 545-3118.

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Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.      

City Council The City of Crescent is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Mayor Brian Shea 712-545-3652

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MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE #060412 NO TRUCK PARKING (ROW) submitted for first reading. Discussion informed council semitrailers parking overnight by

Councilman Bob Anderson 712-545-3373 (

Councilman Daryl Clark 402-658-0657 (

Councilman Elvis Jacobsen 712-545-3215 (

Councilman Patrick Morgan 712-227-0083 (

Councilman Chuck Stokes 712-545-9085 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 712-545-3981 (

Park Board Jim Campin 712-227-0040 (

Message Board Ron Olson 712-545-3267 (

Crescent Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 712-545-3730 (

Crescent Elementary 712-545-4492 2

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF CRESCENT COUNCIL MEETING June 4th, 2012...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the

Crescent Community Hall at 7:00pm pursuant to the law. Mayor Brian Shea called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan.

U-Stop. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Morgan to approve first reading of Ord. #060412. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

SHERIFF CONTRACT (2012/2013) submitted for approval. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Clark to approve contract. Anderson, Clark,

Jacobsen, Stokes, all ayes. Morgan, abstain. Motion carried.

OLSSON & ASSOC. service agreement for water main extension submitted for approval. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Jacobsen to approve

agreement. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

LIENS for non-payment water/sewer bills submitted. 1409 and 1417 Old Lincoln Hwy. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve

liens. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Morgan to do welfare check on these addresses as the water has been shut off. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes,

Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. Morgan will check with county health dept. to see about the procedure of welfare checks within the city.

VULNERABILTY ASSESSMENT/EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN (VA/ERP) submitted for updates. This is mandated by USDA-RD for the sewer

loan. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Clark to approve updated plan. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

HENRY’S DINER liquor license submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve liquor license. Anderson, Clark,

Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

U-STOP #23 CIGARETTE license submitted for approval. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to approve license. Anderson, Clark,

Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. DENNY’S PLACE CIGARETTE license submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve license. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. DENNY’S PLACE SPECIAL EVENT: CAR SHOW/BBQ JUNE 24, 2012 DENNY’S PLACE SPECIAL EVENT liquor license submitted for approval. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Anderson to approve license. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

KIEF’S FULL THROTTLE SPECIAL EVENT: LOT DANCE JUNE 16, 2012. KIEF’S FULL THROTTLE SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR license

submitted for approval. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Stokes to approve license. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. KIEF’S FULL THROTTLE SPECIAL EVENT: LOT DANCE SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 KIEF’S FULL THROTTLE SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR license submitted for approval. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to approve license. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

PARK BOARD REPORT- There will be a TOURNAMENT the weekend of June 23/24th, 2012. All are welcome to come watch the games.

OLD LINCOLN HWY. VETERANS MONUMENT fence was damaged from an out of control vehicle. This fence was repaired by the Gryskiewicz

family in honor of Bob Gryskiewicz at their own expense. This is greatly appreciated by the City and the City thanks you.

GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported that the dept. had 21 calls for May. This brings yearly total to 112. Numbers are comparable to years before

the closing of I29 for the flood.

BOOMER FIRE/RESCUE CONTRACT submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve contract. Anderson, Clark,

Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

CRESCENT TOWNSHIP FIRE/RESCUE CONTRACT submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve contract.

Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Morgan, all ayes. Stokes, abstain. Motion carried. UPDATED FIRE RATES submitted. These rates have not been updated since Jan. 2005 and the billed company requested an updated list. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Jacobsen to approve updated fire rates. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. Morgan complimented Crescent Fire on the showing at the Council Bluffs Parade. He also complimented the dept. on the teamwork at this past weekend call. Job well done. BARRETT also reported on the quote that council had submitted to them. This bill actually came in higher due to shipping. The bill was for the scene lights generator. Without the generator truck would be without any scene lights making the truck basically useless on any night call, so it was a necessary expense.

There was some discussion on the pool. Mark Schildberg has made an offer for the city to lease the pool for $1.00/yr. There are some things that need to

be worked out; written agreement needs to be done, some work on the pool, seeding around the area, plumbing, etc. Council will be working on this to open the pool for next summer. Donations are welcome for this project.

RON OLSON/PLANNING COMMISSION reported that there have been issues with a builder. He asked who had authorization to issue municipality

infractions citations. This is to be put on the agenda for next month and clerk instructed to contact city attorney for proper procedure.

CHUCK STOKES/MAINTENANCE REPORT stated that the city has received a quote for various areas to be repaved and/or repaired. Clerk instructed

to contact them again and have him come out and quote an overlay on Johnson St. south from intersection of Johnson St./W. Florence St. It was asked when the culvert at Pokamoke Rd. was going to be done.

ANDERSON reported that he will be in a meeting with FEMA regarding the damage done to the lagoons. He will also attend a pre-construction meeting

for the manhole project on 6-22-12 @ 10:30AM.

MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Jacobsen to adjourn the meeting. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried.

MEETING adjourned at 8:05pm


Enrichment Classes! The free, enrichment classes meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 in the community room. All kids in the area are invited to take part. The suggested ages are preschool through 5th grade. Following is the schedule for the summer: July 10-Crafts with a church youth group July 17-Visual arts; sculpture July 26-Presentation by Durham Museum (This is a Thursday.) July 31-Vocal music

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Area Meetings City Council: First Monday of every month unless holiday—July 2nd Planning Committee: Second Monday of the month or the Monday following the city council meeting. Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Community of Christ.

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3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. 8am-1pm No Breakfast in July and August Proceeds benefit CVFD

Lincoln Hwy Buy-Way Yard Sale August 9th, 10th & 11th Questions? Contact Deb Rothmeyer 712-263-8356 Email: DebRothmeyer@gmail.com

Summer Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 11am to 9pm Saturday: 8am to 9pm Available for Parties! Call for more info: 712-227-0027 Enjoy Our Outdoor Seating! Join Us Every Saturday 8am to 11am Serving farm-fresh breakfast plates, Grandma’s sticky rolls, fresh baked muffins, authentic french toast with weekly fruit sauces straight out of the garden and more! Now Serving Beer & Wine! Stop in & try our local Iowa selections! Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday 3:30pm to 6:30pm Featuring fresh produce, organics, goat cheeses, lavender & local artists! Located in the grass at the Garden Grove. Rain or Shine...When weather’s an issue, we move the Market inside.

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Library Story Time Returns to Crescent

One of the Council Bluffs Library children’s librarians will, once again, be coming to Crescent once a week to tell stories to all kids that want to come. The time will be Thursdays at 11:30 in the community room of the Fire Barn. Story time will continue through July. Crescent is the only place outside of Council Bluffs where they will offer this service. So we are very lucky, and all kids in town (and out of town) are invited to come to the community room for a half hour of fun stories and other activities.

Stamping Out Hunger!

The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a great success!! This would not have been possible without the dedication of our mail carriers and the generosity of our community. We collected 747 pounds of food and $620 cash. With the cash donations we can purchase and additional 2230 pounds of food. We also served up plenty of free hot dogs and gave away some great gift cards, courtesy of Denny’s Place, Kief’s Full Throttle, Henry’s Place, U-Stop, and C&A Scales. I want to thank everyone who participated, helped, and donated. Pantry donations tend to drop off after the holidays, yet the need is still continues. The food we received and will purchase will help us make it through another month. THANK YOU for your support! Teresa Hildreth First Baptist Church Food Pantry 4

A Big Thank You! To Brenda Gryskiewicz and her family for fixing the fence at the Vet’s Monument Park. A stretch along the highway was taken out by an out-of-control vehicle last month. Eric Gryskiewicz and brother-in-law, Bill Stafford, with help from the rest of the family, purchased new material and replaced the missing section. They also cleaned the ditches of the broken fence and hauled it away. The Gryskiewicz’s have donated generously in honor of their late husband and father, Bob who passed shortly after fundraising for the park began. Bob served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Every year in his honor, they spend time doing something to improve the park. Last year they planted a tree. So thanks again to the Eric, Bill, Brenda and family! Submitted by Linda & Mindy Brewer

What’s Up at CECC?

We begin this column with a “congratulations” to Jocelyn Gibler, one of our staff, who graduated from A.L. in May and will be attending Midlands University in the fall. We wish her much success and hope she’s able to come back during vacations. We also had some preschoolers “graduate” and will be going on to “big school” in August. KayLynn, Kadie, Hayden, Jacob and Evan will be moving on to Crescent School and Missouri Valley. We, also, wish them much success and hope to see them during vacations, as well. And we’ve added some new faces this summer. Christine Allmon, an alumna of CECC, has joined our staff, part time. It was easy to train her, as she already knew many of the rules from when she went here. Plus, she has many of the required trainings from working at one of the hospitals. We welcome her. We have some new kids this summer, as well. We welcome Jaiden, Faith, Julian, Shanti, and Bodhi. And “welcome back” to Claire and Ben. Our summer schedule is finally settling in. We spend a lot of time outside, and when it’s hot, we’ve been getting out the hose and sprinklers. After lunch, every day, the younger kids have a rest time (We never use the ugly word NAP.) and the older kids read and journal. One of our staff, Teri Shook, has them enrolled in the Missouri Valley Library reading program. They keep track of their reading and will qualify for prizes at the end of the summer. Of course, we’ve taken advantage of the Library Story Time on Thursday mornings and the enrichment classes on Tuesday’s. Since CECC is administering the Promise Partners grant, we want to thank the people who have provided classes so far. We thank Mary Hansen, Kathy Gentile, Shawn Shea, Bill Garbez and the Very Special Arts Council of Iowa for providing a storyteller. The classes have been great! On page 3 in this issue, you will find a schedule of the classes through July. We hope your children will take advantage of these free and educational classes. Finally, we use the phrase “Keep Your Kids in Crescent” in our advertising. We want to expand it to “Keep Your Kids in Crescent School”. If you are deciding where to send your school-age kids this fall, we want you to know that Crescent has small classes, good teachers and scored the highest in the C.B. school system on standardized tests this year. Your kids will get a good education. And, of course, we’d love it if you would send them to CECC for before-and-after school care.


Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Submitted by Chief Deputy, John Reynolds

5/2 at 1:50 PM Deputy Pattee was dispatched to the 1100 block of Walnut Street in reference Neighborhood Problems. 5/8 at 8:40 PM Deputy Barnes was dispatched to the 1200 block of Old Lincoln Highway to Assist Fire/EMS. 5/9 at 11:45 AM Deputy Avis was dispatched to the 1000 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference Noise Complaints. 5/10 at 1:03 PM Deputy Arkfeld was dispatched to the area of E Welch and Valley Dr to check the Location for a Suspect/Wanted Person. 5/10 at 6:12 PM Deputy Soucie was dispatched to the 900 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference Neighborhood Problems. 5/16 at 11:39 AM Deputy Guyer was dispatched to the 100 block of W Florence in reference a Hit and Run Accident. 5/18 at 1:03 PM Deputy Breitkreutz was dispatched to the 500 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference to a Property Damage Accident. 5/20 at 8:25 AM Deputy Guyer was dispatched to Powells Addition to Check the Location for a Suspect/Wanted Person. 5/27 at 11:35 AM Deputy Miller was dispatched to the 800 block of Johnson Street in reference a Disturbance. Citations Issued in Crescent: • Operation Without Registration • Reckless Driving • Speeding Citations Issued in Crescent Township: • Driving While Revoked (2) • No Insurance • Fail to Display Registration Plate • Improper Clearance Lighting on Truck or Trailer • Improper Rear Lamp (Warning)

Interested in Scouting? Crescent is now forming Daisy and Brownie Troops for Fall 2012. Daisies are Kindergarten and 1st grade. Brownies are 2nd and 3rd grade. Please contact Julie at 712-545-3079 or Chelsea at 402-709-5272 for more information. The meetings will be held at the Crescent City Hall on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6 pm.

Calling All Babysitters!

It’s that time again! If you’d like to list your info for babysitting just send us an email to the address on the front page. • My name is Karlie Petersen and I am 14 years old. I am very good with children and have had many babysitting jobs before. I have taken a class at American Red Cross and have become a certified babysitter as well as certified in CPR. I made Varsity Dance Team as a freshman this year and get good grades. I also have 3 younger siblings who I watch at least once a week. I hope to see your children soon!! If you have any questions or need to contact me my phone is 712-545-7189 or 712-309-8588.

Crescent Parks Fall Leagues Submitted by Jim Campin

Co-Ed Volleyball League- $25.00/entry fee per team. $6.00 cash per team per game to umpire. Tentative start date is August 18th Saturday evenings- start at 6pm. Alternate night negotiable. 8 weeks of play. End of season tournament on 9th week.

Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League(Class C and D teams only) $50.00/team entry fee.

Tentative start date is August 19th. Sunday afternoons. Games from 1PM to ??- possible double headers. 8 weeks of play and end of season tournament on the 9th week. Carpet Ball- green astro turf carpet to designate balls and strikes. Restricted flight balls provided by each team prior to start of games. USSSA Rules apply otherwise. Umpires provided by teams. Each team designates a person to ump game following their own. No umpire fees! • Trophies for winners in both leagues!!! There will be full concessions on sight at new concession stand. Come and see our new facilities for both leagues. Volleyball Courts with all new lights, nets, poles, referee stands, and more. Ballfield with new dugouts, all-weather field, fencing. Also, new playground area near Volleyball courts with sand base to keep the kids busy. • These will be “FUN” leagues for all!! Sign up or inquiries to: 712-545-3981 or 402-917-5467.

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Crescent Elementary Hires New Secretary

We said farewell to Birdie. Now welcome Sherry Poloncic who is taking her place as the elementary school secretary. We asked her to tell us about herself...I have been a CBCSD employee since August 2010 and spent my first two years as a special education paraprofessional at Walnut Grove Elementary. I was blessed to work with some awesome SPED teachers who I will miss greatly but when the opportunity came to transfer to Crescent I jumped at it! I grew up in Crescent and am an alumni of Crescent Elementary. I moved from Crescent when I was married in 1979 and lived in Omaha and Council Bluffs before returning to Crescent in 2010. My husband Mark and I enjoy gardening, golf, and our two grandchildren Joshua (4) and Delanie (2). We have been married for 33 years have two daughters - Robyn (Justin) Davis in Omaha and Nikki (Keith) Clausen in Crescent. I spent 30+ years as an IT professional in Omaha where I enjoyed careers at FDR and ACI. I was blessed to travel extensively internationally during my business career which has provided me with irreplaceable experiences. When I was offered an early retirement package I was ready to try something completely different! My youngest daughter is a 6th grade teacher at Lewis Central and she strongly suggested applying at the school because you get the summers off! And here I am. I love kids and admit that the past two years have been more fun than the 30+ I spent in the business world. I love what I’m doing and am excited to be back at Crescent school. I am looking forward to meeting all the students and working with the parents and teachers. ­—Sherry Poloncic

Meet Bo!

That’s short for Bodacious. He’s the “guard dog” at Crescent Feed and Seed. Bo is pretty impressive with a resume to prove it. He’s been in a few dog shows and received Reserve Placement certificates... which means he’s right up there with the first place winners. He’s a real sweetie so stop in and give him a pet. While you’re there, check out the wide variety of food and supplies for indoor pets, too.

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.—Robert Orben Honey Creek’s Aeroplane Inn

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Watermelon is actually a VEGETABLE! It is from the botanical family Cucurbitaceae and is most closely related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash. The watermelon is composed of 92% water and early explorers often used hollowed out watermelons as canteens. The philosopher Plato (427-347 BC) was a double winner of the Pankration; a form of martial arts played in the ancient Olympics. The average American eats around 5 1/2 gallons of ice cream a year, more than any other nationality. The late President Reagan declared July National Ice Cream month. It is also the month the most ice cream is sold.

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