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Lincoln Highway Exhibit on Display

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A traveling exhibit of Lincoln Highway historical information is currently on display at Shea’s Garden Grove Deli. The display features historic Pottawattamie County photos from the early 20th century as well as general information about America’s first transcontinental improved highway. It’ll be there through the third week of February. Traveling exhibits have been created to promote the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway in Iowa, and to educate the public about the significance of this important historic route. Exhibits can be scheduled for viewing in libraries, museums, courthouses, businesses, and other locations as needed. Exhibits have been created for Greene, Carroll, Crawford, Harrison, and Pottawattamie counties, making a total of five exhibits. Individual exhibits will be on display for approximately 4 weeks per location, and longer if requested. The Lincoln Highway passed through Loveland, Honey Creek, Crescent, and Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County. Businesses and organizations wishing to host the exhibit for several weeks or special events are encouraged to call and reserve a time. If you have photos, stories, or family history that is relevant to the Lincoln Highway in any of these communities or if you wish to host the exhibit in the future please contact: Francie O’Leary, M&M Divide RC&D, 1917 N. HWY 71, Carroll, IA 51401, 712-792-4415, Email FrancieOleary@gmail.com. The M&M Divide RC&D is based in Carroll, and is managing the byway development of the western third of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway in Iowa. Welcome New Advertiser...A+ Affordable Heat, Air & Refrigeration

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In This Issue... Page 2.................. City Council Minutes Page 3.................. City Council Minutes Community Bulletin Board Time Out Page 4 ...........................Good Things Websites Worth Their Salt Pineapple-Glazed Ham Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Page 5................. What’s Up at CECC? Pott. Co. Sheriff’s Report Page 6 ............ LH Buy-Way Yard Sale We Need Your Help! Optimists Update Page 7................... From the Scrapbook Page 8 & 9.........................Advertisers Page 10....................Intelligence for Life Useless Knowledge Subscription/Advertising Info

Dear God: For 2011, all I ask for is a big fat bank account and a slim body. Please do not mix up the two like you did last year.—Amen

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Contact Numbers Mayor Maryalice Leggio 545-3398 (

Councilman Bob Anderson 545-3373 (

Councilman Daryl Clark 545-4321 (

Councilman Elvis Jacobsen 545-3215 (

Councilman Patrick Morgan 227-0083 (

Councilman Chuck Stokes 545-9085 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 545-3981 (

Park Board Jim Campin 227-0040 (

Message Board Ron Olson 545-3267 (

Crescent Fire Dept. Non-Emergency 545-3730 (

Crescent Elementary 545-4492

Crescent

Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.

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

Minutes from December 6th, 2010 Council Meeting...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:02PM pursuant to the law. Mayor Leggio called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Stokes, Clark. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION #12 822 Valley Dr. Lien for non-payment of water/sewer bill submitted. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Jacobsen to approve lien. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION #12-1 Old Lincoln Hwy. Lien for non-payment of water/sewer bill submitted. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to approve lien. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION #12-2 500 Powells Addition Lien for non-payment of water/sewer bill submitted. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to approve lien. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION #12-3 URBAN RENEWAL AMENDMENT submitted for approval. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Anderson to approve amendment to the Crescent Urban Renewal Plan. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, all ayes. Clark, nay. Motion carried. PAY REQUEST #1 Construct, Inc. submitted for approval. This was for earthwork. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Morgan to approve pay request. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. ORDINANCE #120610 ADOPTING CODE OF ORDINANCES submitted for 1st reading. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Stokes to approve 1st reading. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. PARK BOARD REPORT read by Mayor. GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported they have had 249 calls for the year. Department is busy training, 2 members are in FF2, 2 in FF instructor and 3 are in FF1 classes. PLANNING COMMISSION answered some questions regarding a variance that was on last month’s meeting. Snow removal on the north end of Valley Dr. was discussed. This part of Valley Dr. has not been accepted by the City due to problems with the developer and the city doesn’t want to plow snow on it as that would put liability on the city. Clerk instructed to get city attorneys’ opinion on this. It was decided that the city would plow as a courtesy to the homeowners until situation is resolved once and for all. DAVID BAYER/POTTAWATTAMIE GIS gave a presentation on new technology called ‘pictometry’ this would be beneficial to the Fire/Ems department, Planning & Zoning. Cost to the city would be $2100. Over a 3 year period. One fly over would be spring of 2011 and the other would be in 2014. David stated that a decision was not necessary immediately but would like one as soon as possible. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Clark to table for more discussion. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. ANDERSON reported that hopefully the sewer for the maint. Facility would be complete by the end of the week and the footings by the end of the month, all depending on weather. STOKES reported that the maintenance man is busy getting ready for winter. DALE DILTS reported that the Christmas decorations would be coming down in Jan. and he will store them again this year. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Anderson to adjourn the meeting. MEETING adjourned at 8:02PM

Above is a rough sketch of what the new maintenance building will look like. This will be located at the City Park where the Quonset used to be. We’ll have more info when it’s available.


Minutes from January 3rd, 2010 Council Meeting...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:00PM pursuant to the law. Mayor Leggio called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Stokes, Clark. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Jacobsen to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. SEWER AUDIT REPORT handed out to council. Council decided not to have Diane McGrain (Schroer & Assoc.) attend council meeting. GRANT ANDERSON/MAPA presented and explained the grant regarding the ditch area on E. Welch St. This is under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, 75% would come from FEMA, 10% from state and the city would be responsible for 15%. RESOLUTION # for this grant would be RES. 010311 ORDINANCE #120610 ‘CODE OF ORDINANCES’ submitted for second reading. MOTION BY MORGAN, seconded by Clark to approve second reading. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Anderson to waive third reading of above ordinance. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. CONSTRUCT, INC. pay request # 2 submitted for approval. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Morgan to approve pay request. This was for footing, sewer, water prep work. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. PARK BOARD report read. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Morgan to approve purchase of ‘fieldmaster’. This is covered under Ia. West Foundation grant. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported the department ended the year with 278 calls. PAPERWORK FOR ROWE DRIVEWAY submitted for council approval. The city does not have permits for driveways and council would like to see IDOT standards for such. Council would also like to put into motion accepting IDOT regulations. Clerk to look into SUDAS specifications for driveways. Item tabled until February meeting. MAINTENANCE REPORT given by Stokes. It was stated by some of the audience that the ROW north of town needs gravel. Maintenance man will check this out. BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING scheduled for Jan. 29th, 2011 @ 8:00AM It was stated that Add-It-Up Tax building has been rented out. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Morgan to adjourn the meeting. Anderson, Morgan, Stokes, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. MEETING adjourned at 7:30pm

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Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Comm. of Christ; third Sat. 7am at Henry’s. City Council Meetings: First Monday of every month unless holiday—February 7th Planning Committee: Second Monday of the month following the city council meeting.

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Firebarn

Breakfast

3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. February 20th Proceeds benefit CVFD

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Join Us Sunday, February 6th For the 7th Annual “Souper Bowl” Party! Bring in a Crock of Your Favorite Soup to Share Drink Specials & Drawings 5:12 Kick Off

Monday, February 14th Valentine’s Day Couples dining in from 6pm to 10pm will receive a complimentary Glass of Wine. Sunday, February 20th Pot Luck Daytona Party Caution Drawings & Drink Specials Join the Denny’s Place 2011 Nascar Club Now!

Hitchcock

The Mile Away Hall & Tavern

Live Music Every Friday Night with No Cover Charge!

February 4th . .................... Mr. Sinister February 11th . ......................Social O February 18th DANCE PARTY w/ MONSTER INDOOR BAG LEAGUES NOW FORMING WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS SIGN UP TODAY! For more info visit www.themileaway.com Winter Hours Closed on Sunday Open Monday - Saturday 3pm - midnight or later

“We can’t all be heros­—someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”—Will Rogers Nature Center

Owl Prowl Night Hike • February 5th, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. Give a hoot and join us for a nighttime hike to learn more about these fascinating nocturnal creatures. Led by Jim Meyer, this evening hike will include owl calling and more. Bundle up and bring your sense of adventure! Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. All ages are welcome to attend. Cost: $2.00 per person, children 5 and under admitted free.


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Delight family & friends with a snowman soup supper. Using three plates, place the littlest at the top and the largest at the bottom of each place setting. Decorate your snowman “face” with cheese cubes, oyster crackers or croutons, use a roll for his tummy and a bowl of soup for this base.

Stack 2 cake stands together, smallest on top. Cover with lemons, limes, hazelnuts and bundles of fresh rosemary for a 2-tiered, too pretty, too easy centerpiece.

Ummm...mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Simmer potatoes in chicken broth instead of water for delicious flavor.

The aroma of bread baking is so comforting...even refrigerated rolls will make our kitchen smell like baking bread. Dress up rolls with a drizzle of melted butter and a dash of dried oregano before baking...almost as good as homemade.

Fresh flowers are such a pick-me-up! Why not bring home a casual bouquet from the supermarket to tuck into a canning jar for a country-style arrangement in a jiffy.

For a side dish that practically cooks itself, fill aluminum foil packets with sliced fresh veggies. Top with seasoning salt and 2 ice cubes, seal and bake at 450° for 20 to 25 minutes. Delicious!

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Fill a salt shaker with a favorite allpurpose spice mixture...keep it by the stove for a dash of flavor on meats and veggies as they cook.

Keep kitchen scissors nearby...they make short work of snipping fresh herbs, chopping green onions or even cutting up whole tomatoes right in the can.

Roll up sets of silverware in cloth napkins as you take it from the dishwasher... all ready for next mealtime!

Create a family tradition of honoring birthdays, good report cards and other milestones. Look for a plate that says “You Are Special” or simply choose a brightly colored garage-sale find that stands out from the rest of your dinnerware.

Spice up frozen French fries! Simply spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder before popping them in the oven.

It just wouldn’t be dinner without dessert. Dress up bakery pound cake with a spoonful of cherry pie filling and a dollop of whipped topping...almost as good as homemade!

Slip your hands inside 2 plastic bags when shaping ground beef into burgers...no more messy hands!

Websites Worth Their Salt! MyFoodDiary.com This is a great site if you’re serious about losing weight. Studies show that keeping a daily food diary is one of the best ways to successfully shed extra pounds. This site makes it easy and provides in depth information about the food you’re eating each day. It also allows you to enter your daily physical activity and provides an estimate of how many calories you’re burning each day. After the free trial period it’s $9 a month but well worth it. Groupon.com If you haven’t joined Groupon by now you’ve already missed out on some great deals. It’s easy and it’s free! Once you sign you’ll receive one coupon via email each morning with that day’s special. The coupons you receive are sorted according to your zip code so they’re mostly local. It could be anything from a favorite restaurant to a popular online store like Bath & Body Works. You can also boost your business by offering a service on Groupon.

Pineapple-Glazed Ham You’ll want to share this one! 5 to 6-lb. fully-cooked ham 8-oz can lemon-lime soda 1-1/2 c. orange juice 1 c. pineapple juice 1 c. brown sugar, packed 3 T. honey 2 T. mustard 20-oz. can pineapple slices, drained Place ham in an ungreased roasting pan; set aside. Mix remaining ingredients except pineapple slices in a large bowl; pour over ham. Arrange pineapple slices on ham and secure with toothpicks. Cover with aluminum foil; bake at 350° for 3 hours. Let stand for a few minutes before slicing. Makes 12 to 15 servings. Reprinted from Gooseberry Patch, Ready, Set, Eat.

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner. —Sophia Loren Sweet-and-Sour-Chicken Can’t find Russian dressing? Catalina will work fine! 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 18-oz. jar apricot preserves 16-oz. bottle Russian salad dressing 1-oz. pkg. onion soup mix Arrange chicken in a lightly greased 13”x9” baking pan; set aside. Combine preserves, dressing and soup mix in a medium bowl; pour over chicken. Cover with aluminum foil; bake at 350° for one hour, spooning sauce over chicken once or twice during baking. Serves 6. Reprinted from Gooseberry Patch, Ready, Set, Go.

Children want to come home and find supper on the table. So do mothers.


W hat’s Up at CECC? S Submitted by Linda Brewer

“School’s closed. Due to weather.” That crawl at the bottom of the TV brings joy to the hearts of elementary and secondary kids and teachers. For those of us in child care, not so much. We know we can’t close because parents, who have to go to work anyway, depend on us. But we don’t know if our staff can make it to work; though two of us live only a block away so we don’t have that excuse. We may not have food for lunch for lots of kids or plans to keep them busy for a long, cold day. But the two “school- closed” days recently went well, considering. Most of our staff made it in. The kids are in a good mood because there’s “NO SCHOOL!” They played games and got to use the sleds on the hill of snow pushed onto the yard by the snow plow. And someone, we don’t know who, shoveled the sidewalk before 7:00 a.m. So “thank you” to that mystery shoveler! While we are thanking people, there are always people who have donated items that we can use. Thanks to Shirley and Nick Collins who gave us a set of instruments; to Myung and Misia Collins who gave us a lot of Dora toys and a wireless router to use with our internet service; to Janis Lustgraf who always saves craft items for us; and to Toni Pope who gave us dozens of video movies. It was a bit surprising that not all the kids could take home a movie because they no longer have video tape players. The fast-moving electronics industry! In our preschool classes, we give over a day or two, after the holiday break, to reviewing Christmas joys. Everyone brings a new toy for Show and Tell and wants to tell us about Santa’s visit or their visit to Grandma’s. Now, we will take the snowfall as an opportunity to talk about winter, snow and ice for a few days. Lots of science experiments and art projects present themselves. Spending time in the snow is a science experiment in itself. When it’s too cold to go out, we can ice skate on wax paper and have rolled-up socks snow ball fights. The Tuesday/Thursday class has been reading a lot of books by Jan Brett. They got interested in hedgehogs because she uses them as characters a lot. They watched videos of them on line, read books about them and did art projects. But they are wondering if anyone out there has one as a pet. If you do, would you be willing to bring it in? They would love to see a real hedgehog. Though preschool kids don’t really get the concept of New Year’s resolutions, we did talk about things they might like to do or learn in the new year. Below, you will find some of their ideas. Some are surprisingly ambitious. Summer: Wants to go to Disney Land and Want Ad: CECC is looking for learn to play soccer. someone interested in working partZach: Wants to go to a real football game. time, varied hours at the center. You Kaden: Wants to go to Hawaii and learn to must be at least 18 years old and swim without a life jacket. preferably have experience in child Zoeie: Wants to learn to stand on an exercise care. For more information, stop by, ball without falling off. call or e-mail us. We are located Chresten: Wants to learn to wrestle. in the basement of the Community Maddy: Wants to learn to do homework. of Christ Church in Crescent, 810 Ella: Wants to learn math and to listen better Johnson St. 545-9016 when adults tell her what to do. If you are in need of child care, we do have several full-day openings for kids ages two to five and a few school-age openings. For more information call us at 545-9016 or e-mail at cecckids@aol.com.

Pott. County heriff’s Report

Submitted by Chief Deputy, James Matthai.

At approximately 9:14 PM on 11-22-10 Deputies Hempel and Leick were dispatched to 110 Grove Street in an attempt to locate a person wanted by the Carter Lake Police Department. The wanted person was identified as Bradley McCormick. Upon arrival at the residence, Deputies Hempel and Leick located McCormick. McCormick was then transported to jail by Carter Lake Officer Hansen and booked in on the charges of: Protection Order Violation; Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Mischief 5th Degree.   At approximately 8:10 PM on 1125-10 Cpl. Freeman was dispatched to 302 Riordan St for a loud music call. Upon arrival Cpl. Freeman located several males in the garage drinking alcohol. Cpl. Freeman found that all persons in the garage were of legal age. The music was turned down and Cpl. Freeman left the residence.   At approximately 10:47 AM on 1224-10 Deputy Steffens was dispatched to the 19000 block of Jefferson Ave in reference to a burglary report. Upon arrival Deputy Steffens spoke with the homeowner who advised that sometime between 10:45 PM on 12-2310 and 10:45 AM on 12-24-10 someone entered his outbuilding and stole several tools. Deputy Steffens collected evidence at the scene and was also given a NE license number that was on a white Ford Ranger that had been seen in the area. Deputy Steffens checked the plate number through NE files and found that the plate is not on record.   At approximately 1:30 PM on 1226-10 Deputy Kealy was dispatched to the Crescent Ski Hills for a ski accident. Upon arrival it was found that the victim, Caroline Thompson, was skiing and fell injuring her ankle. Ms. Thompson was transported by Council Bluffs Medic 1 to Mercy Hospital.


LH Buy-Way Yard Sale Dates

August 4th, 5th and 6th, 2011 will mark the second year for Iowa’s participation in the Annual BUY-WAY Yard Sale. With over 450 yard sale locations last year in Iowa alone, you won’t want to miss this one! This event has not only introduced thousands of travelers to the history of America’s first coast-to-coast paved road, but it provides an economic boost to the communities that participate. As with last years, communities and businesses are encouraged to have fun with this event. Some towns offer entertainment for kids, restaurants offer food specials, local groups get involved as well. It has been established that all future yard sales will be held on the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in August. So whether you’re participating, shopping or traveling the highway, make this a must-do! People or groups interested in participating should contact Deb Rothmeyer, Sale Coordinator, as soon as possible at 712-263-8356. A Travelers Guide will be distributed to businesses along the corridor for pick-up by shoppers in late July.

Area

Phone List

We’ve heard lots of good feedback on the phone list. We hope to update this yearly. If you see an error or omission please contact us via phone or email. The more corrections we make this year the better next year’s will be.

We need your help!

Clip & Save!

Crescent Elementary School and Crescent PTO collect several items throughout the year as a way of fundraising. These items include: Box Tops for Education, Super Saver grocery receipts, and Hy-Vee grocery receipts. Funds from these collections help support programs and events for our staff, students, and families. They help sponsor our May Field Day, Symphony field trip, year-end field trips, books for our library, school equipment, and other enrichment events. Collection Points Include: • Crescent School or Peoples National Bank (Crescent branch only) Timelines: • Box Tops – Collected year-round (www.btfe.com has participating product listing) • Super Saver Receipts – Collected from Sept 1 - March 30 (date & amount needed on receipt) • Hy-Vee Receipts – Collected from Sept 1 - Dec 31 (date & amount needed on receipt) Collection has been completed for Hy-Vee this year, but we will collect again starting Sept 2011. Questions: • Julie Newby 545-3079 Thank you for your support of our local school!

Optimists

Update

It’s Scholarship time again for the Crescent Optimist Club! This years topic: “How My Education is the Key to a Successful Future.” A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the essay contest held in February. Students who enter must be under 19 years of age as of December 31 of the 2010-2011 school year. All entries must be received by the Crescent Optimist Club by Feb 20th. Mail entries to the Crescent Optimist Club, P.O. Box 323, Crescent, IA 51526. All rules are on the Optimist International Website. • To the 5th Graders of Crescent Elementary...An oratorical contest will be held on February 20th at 5:30pm at the Christ Community Church. The topic is “If I Were Leader of the Free World, the First Issue I Would Address Would be...” The club is offering a $200 savings bond, for 1st place and a $100 savings bond for 2nd place. All participants will receive a participation certificate. We hope a number of students will enter. We awarded a $500 scholarship last year. For further information call Helen at 545-3118. Needing a Home! Two terrific house cats looking for great homes. 5-year-old male and 9-yearold female. Spayed/neutered, front de-clawed and healthy. Please call Nan at 402-616-5964 to adopt or with questions.


From the

Scrapbook of Evonne Allen

If you include your family when counting assets, you’ll always show a profit.


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Mark A. Shiller, Owner 712-329-9901

Your Hometown Place of Worship Since 1863!

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Tax and Bookkeeping Services In Crescent • 810 Johnson St. Behind Meyer Auto Gathering: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship: 10 a.m.

109 E. Welch St. Crescent, IA 51526 Specializing in factory program lease cars and repossessions!

Senior Pastor: Duane Rief 545-3891 Young Adult Pastor: Connie McWilliams 642-4556

AJ Adamson • (712) 545-3763

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rescent Storage

545-3470 A. Raymond Plumbing, Inc. Andy Raymond - Owner

Professional Dog & Cat Grooming We Care About Your Pet Sandy McManigal 545-3785

Hours: Mon-Sat: 2pm - 2am Sunday: Noon til Midnight Kitchen Open Daily til 1am, Sun-10pm Free Pool All Day Sunday’s! Bring Your Business Meeting to Denny’s 545-3919 • DennysPlacePizza.com Henry’s Diner

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545-3600 New Mexican Monday’s! Now Open Sunday’s 12pm to 10pm Cocktail Hour: Mon-Fri: 11am to 6pm Crescent • (712) 227-0101

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Call: Jody at 968-5484

Crescent Country Grooming Veterinarian Recommended

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Taylo’s Taco Tuesday 6pm-9pm

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Council Bluffs: Bus: 256-9777 • Fax: 256-9718

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Now Offering Large Take & Bake Pizzas!

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Denny’s

735 Old Lincoln Hwy. • Crescent

Greatest Pizza for Miles Around!

Call Us For All Your Diesel Repair Needs

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“Stick With The Best!”

Light, Medium & Heavy Duty Gas & Diesel Repair

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• Installing • Repairs • Restretches Call Kevin Stewart • Fully Insured (402) 670-4317

Loess Hills

Sherry Ebertowski Campbell Insurance Agency

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Medicare, Medicare Part D, Health, Life, LTC, and Annuities. 103 North Ave., Suite 9 • Council Bluffs, IA

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Vineyard & Winery 1120 Old Lincoln Hwy. • Crescent Wednesday thru Sunday Call or Check our Website for Hours. www.LoessHillsVineyardAndWinery.com Closed Mon. & Tues.

(712) 545-3054

Additional Hours by Appointment


We’re always looking for new advertisers.

The Mile Away Hall & Tavern

For a standard size ad is $18/mth sold in 3-month increments: 3 mths................................... $54 6 mths................................. $108 9 mths. ............................... $162 12 mths.............(Save $36!) $180 For double ads it’s $27/mth sold in 3-month increments: 3 mths................................... $81 6 mths................................. $162 9 mths. ............................... $243 12 mths.............(Save $36!) $288 It’s inexpensive and we have a distribution of 1000. To place an ad, contact Jody Shea at (402) 9685484 or email CrescentConnection@earthlink.net.

20270 Old Lincoln Highway Winter Hours Sunday Noon - 10pm Monday-Thursday 3pm - midnight Friday & Saturday 3pm - 2am $2 Happy Hour 3-6 M-F Reverse Happy Hour 10-12 M-F Free Pool and Free Popcorn ALL DAY EVERYDAY! Live Music Every Friday Night with No Cover Charge! Indoor Bag Leagues beginning early 2011! Reception Hall Available Rent it for birthdays, wedding receptions, anniversaries and more!

Shawn Shea 545-4455 545-3684

545-3652 968-7432

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Specializing in Retaining Walls

Shea’s Used Cars

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816 Old Lincoln Hwy. • Crescent

Auto & Trucks

Open Monday thru Saturday

Complete Auto Repair

Shane Shea 545-3913

Ask for Todd 545-3228

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A man who stops advertising 10 to save money is like a man who Commercial • Residential • Installation & Repair All Makes • Maintenance Contracts stops a clock to save time.” Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured • Snow Removal - Henry Ford Jim Thompsen • 545-3252 • 680-2318 YR. Advertiser!

Shea’s

Deli

Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Monday)

Serving Fresh, Homemade Sandwiches, Hot Soups, Sweeeeet Desserts & Gourmet Coffees! 1911 Old Lincoln Hwy. • (712) 227-0027

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Ofc: 325-0613 Since 1986

Unleashed Performance Mobile Agricultural Equipment Repair Performance Engine Building & Tuning

Air Conditioning • Electrical • Cooling Systems Hydraulic Hoses • Transmission • Engine Repair Fabrication & Design

We Build the Best & Fix the Rest! Call Dennis Hough at (402) 305-7295

Yard Enterprises

15264 Old Mormon Bridge Rd. • Crescent

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1919 Old Lincoln Hwy. Crescent

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 21032 Old Lincoln Hwy Crescent, IA 51526

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Intelligence for Your Life • Boost your home’s curb appeal. Paint your house in the colors of nature: muted greens, pale yellows and deep reds. Studies show those colors give your home a friendly, peaceful feeling and makes it more likely to sell. • Did you know: Walking up or down two flights of stairs is faster than taking the elevator. However, after two floors, the elevator will pass the stair climber...but take the stairs anyway. If you skip the elevator and take the stairs just once a day, you’ll lose one pound in a month. • Trick yourself into feeling more confident. Stop trying! That means eliminate statements like: “I’m trying to lose weight,” I’m trying to get a raise” or “I’m trying to get a date. Trying to do something means you’re accepting — and possibly expecting — failure. That’s just not okay! So instead of trying, set goals you can actually start doing. • Help make your kids smarter. If you want your child to be a little smarty pants, hug them! Studies show that hugging your kids stimulates their brain cells, which can raise their IQ.

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Stuff you didn’t think you needed to know...and probably don’t In the past sixty years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28 percent of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15, 1967. Teams from the AFL and NFL had never played before, not even in a scrimmage. The Kansas City Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers in front of the smallest Super Bowl crowd to date, 61,946 people. The Green Bay Packers, coached by Vince Lombardi, beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10.

to the Super Bowl six times. He went once with the Baltimore Colts and five times with the Miami Dolphins and took home the trophy twice. The smallest margin of victory in a Super Game was 1 point when the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20 to 19 in Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Many football fans hail Super Bowl XXV as the best Super Bowl game ever. Interestingly, the largest margin in a Super Bowl game had occurred just the year before in 1990 when the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos 55 to 10. The 45-point winning margin is the largest in Super Bowl history.

The Super Bowl trophy is affectionately known as the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Packers coach who led his team to Super Bowl victory in not only the first, but also the second Super Bowl.

With promises of pleasant weather in February, Miami has been chosen to host the Super Bowl nine previous times. Miami first hosted Super Bowl II in 1968 and most recently hosted Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

Chuck Noll went to the Super Bowl four times with Pittsburg Steelers and took home the win all four times. Don Shula went

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