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Contact: Jody Shea, Editor Box 260 Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 12

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Email: Cell: (402) 968-5484


Reading Program Volunteers Needed! Love to read? Like to work with kids? Want to help your community?

Then this is your opportunity! Crescent Elementary is starting a Volunteer Reading Program. It will consist of a group of volunteers willing to share one hour a week (or more) in the morning helping children with their reading comprehension. It can consist of 1-on-1 reading, group reading help, or a specialized reading assignment. It will be in place for all grades - Kindergarten through 5th. Great For: Parents If this is something that interests you, please reply to us by: Grandparents • Calling the office at 712-545-3566 Aunt’s/Uncle’s • Replying to our email address: Older Siblings • Stopping in the office Retirees All volunteerism is contingent upon a brief meeting with the Students fulfilling principal, completion of a background check, and level of services community service needed. Thank you in advance for helping our school and community!

WANTED: Parade Participants!

Issue 7

Congratulations to Taylor Staton who was awarded 2012 Westfair Queen and Katie Hamilton for earning Miss Congeniality! Way to go, Girls! In This Issue... Page 2........................City Council Minutes Page 3..................................... Time Out! Page 4 ............ Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Introducing The Sweetest Touches What’s Up at CECC? Page 5....................... Crescent Parks & Rec The Rain Dance Road Runners Calling All Babysitters! Page 6 & 7 .............................Advertisers Page 8.......................... Useless Knowledge

The Fall Festival and Parade are just around the corner. We hope to have lots of candy-throwers! We need floats and participation from local businesses, horse groups, youth groups, tractors people, car people, etc. Let’s make it a great parade. If you’re interested, contact Kris Smith at 545-3118.

2K/5K/10K Run/Walk

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

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

August 9th, 10th & 11th Questions? Contact Deb Rothmeyer 712-263-8356 Email:

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

Welcome New Advertisers...Council Bluffs Dance Center, Hoskin’s Seamless Gutters & The Sweetest Touches! 1

Contact Numbers Mayor Brian Shea 712-545-3652 (

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


Submitted by Mary Martin, City Clerk.      

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

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF CRESCENT COUNCIL MEETING July 2nd, 2012...THE CRESCENT CITY COUNCIL met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:01pm pursuant to the law. Mayor Brian Shea called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to accept consent agenda. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. LORI HOLSTE/WIDA addressed the council about the various programs WIDA offers. Any entrepreneurial people or businesses can contact them for help with their business. She reported that WATTAWAY signs are up around the county. She is also seeking a letter of support for WIDA. There will also be a roundtable discussion in Avoca on 7-10-12. ORDINANCE #060412 NO TRUCK PARKING (ROW) submitted for second reading. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve second reading of Ord. #060412. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to waive the third reading of Ord. #060412. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION # 20120702 Decrease Sewer Reserve warrant submitted for approval. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to approve decreasing warrant for sewer reserve. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 07022012 AUTHORIZING OFFICERS TO ISSUE CITATIONS for municipal infractions. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Clark to approve citation officers. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. JIM CAMPIN/PARK reported that the kids’ ballgames are winding down. Tournament on 6-23/24th was a success. There will be another one-day tournament on 7-8-12. There were many good comments on the park and the facilities. Volleyball courts are done: Fall leagues will start 8-18-12, and fliers will go out for teams to register. Next project will be the tennis court. Quotes are coming in very high for this project. Park board is working on trying to get a scoreboard and they are looking for any donations that would like to be earmarked for this. Scoreboard would run approx. $5000.00. GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported there have been 136 calls for the year. He would also like council approval for purchasing an ambulance. Order would go in as soon as approval is gained; delivery would not be until Nov./Dec. 2012. At which time with cashing in CD’s and some money out of the fire donation account, this ambulance can be paid for with cash. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Anderson to purchase the ambulance. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. RON OLSON/PLANNING COMMISSION reported that a deck application for 105 Powell’s was approved. There was also a request to move an entrance for the Romeo property on Hwy. 988 which was approved. It was also discussed with Rob Tamisea that the entrance for American Backhoe will be replaced with the approved DOT requirements as will any future entrance. The building application for American Backhoe was also approved. Fence application for 111 E. Florence St. was approved. The Planning Commission submitted wording for an amended ordinance that they would like to see approved. This would be in regards to Lot Coverage. Council agreed with the wording and an amended ordinance will be drawn up for the August meeting. It was also discussed to amend water ordinance with additional verbiage to include “Cheater pipes are strictly prohibited by any contractor or plumber.” Any testing for leaks will be done with a water meter in place or by air. NO exceptions. Also to include: After so many violations, contractor and/or plumber will be banned from building or working within city limits. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Jacobsen to approve additional verbiage. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion carried. It was also discussed adding additional verbiage to the sidewalk ordinance. Amending would include all sidewalks where city deems necessary will be done and put in prior to homeowners taking possession or moving onto the property. NO exceptions. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Stokes to approve the additional verbiage. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, all ayes. Morgan, abstained. Motion carried. Clerk instructed to contact city attorney for letter to be sent to contractor regarding ‘cheater pipes’ and unfinished sidewalk. Subscription Info CHUCK STOKES/MAINTENANCE reported that the asphalt bids The Crescent Connection is a free publication are considered to be too high. He will be getting more estimates. Maintenance funded by advertisers and the City of Crescent. It is man is spraying all the weeds and working on erosion in various places. mailed to the 51526 zip code. If you are outside CLERK’S ACADEMY will be July 25-27th. Clerk will be out of the the mailing area, you can pick them up at these locaoffice for this training. MAYOR SHEA reported that he has talked to John Rasmussen tions throughout Crescent...U-Stop, People’s Bank, (county engineer) and he is looking at working on Old Lincoln Hwy. Repairs the Post Office, Meyer Automotive and Henry’s in the Spring of 2013. Diner. You may purchase a subscription for $15(w/tx MANHOLE REPAIR WORK will begin Monday, July 9th. This $16.05) per year. Just mail a check to the Crescent will take approximately 6 weeks. Olsson & Assoc. are working on specs for water main extension. Connection, P.O. Box 260, Crescent, IA 51526. MOTION BY STOKES, seconded by Morgan to adjourn the You may also have the Connection emailed to you for meeting. Anderson, Clark, Jacobsen, Stokes, Morgan, all ayes. Motion free by emailing carried. MEETING adjourned at 8:05pm.


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Reverse Happy Hour 9-11pm $1.50 domestic draws Free Popcorn, Pool plus $1 draws of PBR All Day Every Day! 31 Club Every Tuesday at 7:30pm Karaoke Contest Every Friday night 9pm - 1am Stop in or visit for more info on all upcoming events

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Area Meetings City Council: First Monday of every month unless holiday—August 6th 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.


3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. 8am-1pm No Breakfast in August Proceeds benefit CVFD We’re Always Looking for new advertisers!


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 Cancelled for now.

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Third Saturday’s Join us every third Saturday from 9am to 3pm (May through October) to enjoy special programs and discounts! Visit Living Loess attractions and get a firsthand look at the scenic views, history, art and products being created here. Open House at all 9 Locations August 18th September 15th • October 20th Visit for a list of participating locations and other info.

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

6/7 @ 3:45 PM Deputy Kealy was dispatched to the 800 block of Johnson St. in reference a disturbance. 6/8 @ 6:38 PM Deputy Hempel was dispatched to the 800 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a property damage accident. 6/11 @ 1:20 AM Deputy Doty was dispatched to Silver Ln. and Golden Hills Dr. in reference an audible alarm. 6/12 @ 8:21 PM Deputy Stewart was dispatched to Old Lincoln Highway and Welch St. in reference suspicious activity. 6/15 @ 3:00 PM Deputy Hempel was dispatched to Old Lincoln Highway and Riordan St. in reference a traffic problem. 6/20 @ 9:11 PM Deputy Temeyer assisted a motorist in the 100 block of W Florence. 6/23 @ 9:20 PM Deputy Hempel was dispatched to the 800 block of Valley Dr. in reference to a welfare check. 6/26 @ 12:40 AM Deputy Barnes found and secured an open gate at the ball field. Crescent Citations (11) Speeding (4) Speeding (warning citations) (1) No Insurance Crescent Township (1) Open Container of Alcohol (1) No Insurance (1) Failure to Maintain Control of Motor Vehicle

Buses stop in bus stations. Trains stop in train stations. On my desk is a work station.





An insured home-based business of baking and other catering options started by Carrie Solon. The Sweetest Touches can offer anything from cookies, cupcakes, cakes and candy bars. As well as cheese trays, veggie trays, fruit bowls and more. “I have loved to bake since I was young and I have just continued a passion for great events with great food,”says Carrie. “The possibilities are endless. I take pride in homemade and fresh food items for weddings, birthdays, family reunions, or any occasion. I also do event planning and organizing including to decorations, food, setup and take down, locating, organizing, designing, or special requests. Whatever it takes to get the job done the way you want it!” If you would like to use Carrie’s services please feel free to contact her at (402) 301-5678 or email: She’ll help you add The Sweetest Touches to your special event! Submitted by Linda & Mindy Brewer

What’s Up at CECC?

This has been a month to talk about weather, which we did at the Center earlier in June. Unfortunately, when it was time to learn about rain, we had to make it rain on the stove with steam and ice. We’re still waiting for it to actually rain. But we haven’t had to wait for hot weather to bring out the hoses and slip and slide. We’ve watered a few spots in the yard thoroughly. We’ve also tried to keep our garden plants watered. In May, the preschoolers planted peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes and some zinnias. Now we are picking quite a few cherry tomatoes to have for lunch. It’s true that if kids have grown something, they are more likely to eat it. We’re holding out hope for our pumpkins, but hope is fading for the peas. Since the fourth of July, our topic has been the Revolutionary War. The storyteller at the enrichment class on July 3rd, told stories about Washington and the Boston Tea Party, so we decided to expand on that. We read some books, watched some videos and did some crafts related to that time. We even made homemade root beer and liberty tea, which everyone enjoyed, and Indian corn pudding, which was not so much enjoyed. The enrichment classes will end on July 31, and we want to thank the teachers in July: Heather Ploen, Molly Gurnicz, Krista Johnson and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. ( a plug for the Durham’s special exhibit Mind Bender Mansion: it is lots of fun and great for kids and adults.) We hope to have a “talent show” to show off what the kids learned during the classes and will publicize it when it is planned. Since the last column, we have welcomed D.J., Riley and Chyanne to our class. As always, we have several people to thank for working on things for us. Steve Hultman has spent a lot of time working on our flower garden and has thinned out the iris and planted new flowers. It looks great. Mike Harmon, Mike and Kris Hopkins, Steve Hultman and Jeremy Hansen spent a fair amount of time on our sidewalk. They were out to fix a leak which turned out to be a hole in the wall. So they had to break up the sidewalk and pour new cement the next day. They called on Brian Shea to bring down his giant cement saw. We thank them all very much! As hard as it is to believe, “big school” starts in a month. Our preschool class will not begin until the day after Labor Day, but if you are thinking of enrolling a child, please contact us soon. Likewise if you are in need of full day care for your preschool-aged child, contact us so we have an idea of our numbers for fall. You may e-mail or call for more information or to set up a visit.

Crescent Parks & Rec

Submitted by Jim Campin

Fall Festival Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament Saturday, September 22nd 1:00pm start time 8 Team Double Elimination; Rally Point System $75/Team-6 person teams 1st place - $150, 2nd Place - $90, 3rd Place - $60

Come see the new volleyball courts! The dual courts are 2’ deep of the softest sand around with all new lights, referee stands, adjustable poles, nets and more!! The new concession stands will have plenty of sweets, beverages, snacks and various grilled foods to eat throughout the tournament. Also, new playground equipment with sand base near the courts for the kids to have fun as well!

Call 712-545-3981 or 402-917-5467 to sign up now! Honey Creek’s Aeroplane Inn

Thank you to Bob Hansen who called on the photo. His great uncle, Monte Hansen, owned the building in the 30’s. At that time it was a repair garage. He recalls the propeller on the nose of the “plane” turning. The building burned in ‘57.

The Rain


In late August, when it is quite dry, Native American tribes used to do a rain dance. Many Native Americans still perform the ritual today, and it can be seen on several reservations in the United States. Men and women gathered together for a rain dance and wore special headdresses and clothing. The jewels used in the clothing, such as turquoise, had special significance, as well as the patterns on the clothing and the use of goat hair in the headdresses. These special clothes were worn every year for the rain dance, and usually were stored the entire year for this purpose. The steps of the rain dance itself are quite intricate, and unlike circle dances, which are seen in many Native American ceremonies, the men and women stood in separate lines and made zigzagging patterns. It is significant that, while many Native American rituals involved only men, or at least, were more concerned with their influence, the rain dance involved both men and women, showing the importance of rain to the entire community. This rain dance was meant to bring rain for the entire year or for a specific season. Something to think about!

Submitted by Julie Newby

• Mark Your Calendars. Back-toSchool Night is Monday, August 13th from 4-6 pm. School starts on Wednesday, August 15th. • Crescent Focus School A committee has been formed to address enrollment issues and curriculum enhancements at Crescent School. If you would like to be a part of these meetings, please email us at and we will add you to the distribution list and keep you posted on meeting dates. All community members are welcome. • Help Us Collect! We continue to collect Box Tops and Labels for Education (Campbell’s soup labels and many more products) year round. We will start collecting Hy-Vee and Super Saver grocery receipts again September 1. These items can be dropped off at Crescent School or dropped in the bin at American National Bank in Crescent.

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. Calling All Babysitters!

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. 5

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

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New owners but still the same helpful, friendly staff! WOODLAND COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH Pastor Jim Henry Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 21032 Old Lincoln Hwy Crescent, IA 51526

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U seless

In 1905, an 11-year-old named Frank Epperson invented the first Popsicle after accidentally leaving a mixture of powdered soda and water, with a stirring stick, on his porch. Popsicles are more popular than ever today, with Cherry being the number one favorite flavor. A 150-pound adult on earth would weigh 250 tons on the sun. The first “bathing suits” for women were introduced in the early 1800’s. They were composed of long sleeved bathing dresses with woolen bloomers underneath to weight the dress down. The only “swimming” a woman did at that time was to jump waves at the edge of the water and dip her feet, and occasionally legs, into the water.

In all his film contracts James Stewart was granted the right to select every hat he would wear on-screen. Carnival Cruise Lines puts more than 10 million chocolate mints on their guests’ pillows every year? The Frisbee was originally designed after Harvard students played catch with a tin pie plate in the 1870’s. Three thousand rats were specially bred for the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Teddy Roosevelt was so keen on boxing he had a boxing ring installed in the White House. Dr. Pepper and the ice cream cone were introduced during the 1904 St. Louis Exposition, where the 1904 Summer Olympics took place. By eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class, American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987.

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