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Contact: Jody Shea, Editor 1901 Old Lincoln Hwy. Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 13


Email: Cell: (402) 968-5484



Hey, Crescent Neighborhoods!... Join the Float Challenge! Between Golden Hills, Powell’s Addition, Downtown, Escancy, Ferris Addition, Oak Valley and the North End

We’re asking each neighborhood to join forces and create a float for this year’s Fall Festival. The theme for this year’s parade is “Vision Crescent” so something your group would like to see in Crescent’s future. Whether it be sidewalks, bike trail, community center or green space. Use you imagination! The best float wins a trophy and pizza for the neighborhood. Be sure to assign a leader and have them call Kris Smith at the number below. She’ll add your float to the line up and give you the details. We also need floats and participation from local businesses, horse groups, youth groups, tractors people, car people, etc. And if you’re able to volunteer, please let us know. Let’s make it a great parade! Contact Kris Smith at 712-545-3118 or

Issue 6

In This Issue... Page 2..................City Council Minutes Page 3................................ Time Out Page 4 .........Way to Go, Justin’s Crew! What’s Up at CECC? Mayor’s Corner In Honor of Small Business Page 5.....Optimists Offer $500 Scholarship Crescent Kids Receive Free Books Pott. County Sheriff’s Report Page 6...3rd Annual LH Buy Way Yard Sale Words of Wisdom for Kids From the Scrapbook of Evonne Allen Pages 7-9..........................Advertisers Page 10...................Useless Knowledge

Crescent Fall Festival and Parade • Saturday, September 21st

Free Swim Day at Pokamoke Pool!

Join us for Free Swimming, Sunday, July 21st from 1pm to 5pm! It’s the perfect time to come up and cool off. The doors are open and the water is fine! We now have WiFi as well as concessions. Daily admittance is $3/person. Memberships are $100. Private swim lessons are available for $50 for six weeks. Pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 12-6pm, closed Sunday’s. Pool party rentals are available from 6pm to 9pm. Rental fee: $100. Just call Pokamoke Pool at 712-545-3369 for questions, reservations or lessons.

Thank You!

To Brenda Gryskiewicz and her

family for donating pleated fan flags to the Veterans’ Monument. Every year, the Gryskiewicz’s give something to the park in honor of Brenda’s late husband, Bob, who died of cancer in 2008. These flags are a nice addition to the picnic shelter and will be used for all future flag holidays. Thanks Brenda and family!


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 (

City Clerk Mary Martin 712-545-3981 (

Park Board Kris Smith 712-545-3118 (

Message Board Ron Olson 712-545-3267 (

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

Crescent Elementary 712-545-3566 (

Pokamoke Pool 712-545-3369 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 June 3rd, 2013...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: Spratt, Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Clark. MOTION by Clark, seconded by Spratt to accept consent agenda with considered bills. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. Pott. Cnty. Sheriff contract submitted for approval. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Jacobsen to approve contract. Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Morgan, abstain. Motion carried. Henry’s Diner Liquor license submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Spratt to approve license. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. Casey’s General Store cigarette license submitted for approval. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to approve license. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. Denny’s Place Special Event liquor license submitted for approval. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to approve license. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. This will also be the annual car show event. ORDINANCE# 92.04A WATER BILL DUE DATE submitted for 2nd reading. Motion by Spratt, seconded by Clark to approve 2nd reading. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to waive 3rd reading of above ordinance. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. SAFE HOUSE RESOLUTION #632013 was submitted for approval. This is in regards to hazard mitigation plans. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Anderson to approve resolution. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to table Pokamoke ditch bid. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. KRISTA SMITH/PARK BOARD reported that park board would like council to approve scoreboard bill. This bill was on the considered bills and thus was already approved. Some members of the park board cleaned the new concession over the weekend. CRAIG PETERSON/FIRE DEPT. reported that they are at 125 calls for the year. A new member was brought on last month. Color guard led CB parade and took 2nd place this year. Crescent Fire Color Guard will be presenting colors on 6-20-13 Thursday College World Series game at 7PM. RON OLSON/PLAN COMMISSION reported that a fence application for 1019 Silver Lane was approved. A building (garage) application was submitted for 1010 Valley Dr. and this item was tabled until they get further information. A vacate request application was submitted for the western section of E. Tremont St. Planning Commission is submitting a recommendation for the vacate to be approved. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Anderson to approve vacate. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark all ayes. Motion carried. CRAIG PETERSON/MAINTENANCE reported that he has painted the clerk’s office. There was a water leak at the park. This has been repaired after emergency locates. He has been busy mowing/spraying. The Dixon mower needed much repair work and that is now completed. He has hauled 37,000 gallons of water to the pool. MORGAN stated that a pool seal for pump at the pool has failed. Another is on order but this is delaying opening. There will be private swim lessons 2 times/week at 30 min. ea for a 6 week session. Contact Anne Morgan for details. Mayor stated that Morgan had put a lot of work into this pool and gives many thanks for all his hard work. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to adjourn the meeting. MEETING adjourned at 7:26pm

Thank You! Time Out!

I would like to thank everyone for helping to make my 60th Birthday a very memorable day. Your presence, cards and gifts were

very much appreciated. A special thanks to Topper & all who helped. It’s great being the new 40! —Kella Sales

CB LIBRARY STORY TIME 11:30am on Thursdays in July. In the community room of the fire barn.

This is a free service and a great way to get the word out. If you have an upcoming event you’d like to advertise, please email us at

AREA MEETINGS • City Council: First Monday of every month unless holiday—June 3rd • Planning Committee: The Monday following the city council meeting. • Crescent Optimist Club: First Thurs. at 7pm at Community of Christ.


Third Saturday’s Join us every third Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (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. Join Us for “Third Saturday’s”! July 20 • August 17 September 21 • October 19 Open House at all 9 Locations 9am - 3pm Visit for a list of participating locations and other info.


Join Us Every Saturday 8-11am 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! “Like” Our Facebook Page to hear about our new Daily Specials! Call for more info: 712-227-0027

3rd Sunday of Every Month­­. 8am-12pm September 21st for Fall Festival Adults: $6, Kids under 12: $3 Proceeds benefit CVFD


20270 Old Lincoln Hwy.

Happy Hour 3-6pm $2 domestic bottles Reverse Happy Hour 9-11pm $1.50 domestic draws Free Popcorn, Pool plus $1.50 16oz cans of PBR’s All Day Every Day! Open Volleyball Courts Tues & Thur Evenings

Stop in or visit for more info on all upcoming events

We Need Your Help!

We’re looking for a young female who attended a meeting regarding pool water testing at Pokamoke. She was interested in volunteering at the pool. We’d like to contact her but failed to get a name or phone number. Please contact Pokamoke Pool at 712-545-3369.



June 22nd - Chris Saub Trio July 13th - Mistaken Blues Rock Band July 20th-21st - Grillin’ with Iowa Wines on the Western Iowa Wine Trail details and PayPal purchase closer to the date at July 26th - Danika Portz July 27th - Mark Irvin All Events: 6:00 to 9:00pm $5 cover charge while the band is playing. We also offer a meal for $6 No outside alcohol, please. For more details 545-3054.

SAVE THESE DATES! Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale! August 8th, 9th & 10th

• 6th Annual Crescent Fall Festival Saturday, September 21st


Way to Go, Justin’s Crew!

For many years now, the Jensen’s and “Justin’s Crew”, as they call themselves, have been whipping up pies to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes. It’s a cause that’s dear to their hearts as Justin, shown above, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months. The apple, peach, and cherry pies made from Grandma’s recipe are available every Father’s Day at the Firebarn Breakfast. This year they sold 97 pies, 50 of which were sold before they got there. Shown in the photo above are Crew members, Aunt Pat, Cindy Freese, Grandma Hamilton, Cousin Michell, Justin’s Dad, Mike and Cousin Morgan.

Submitted by Linda & Mindy Brewer

What’s Up at CECC?

Summer at a child care center has a slightly different feel. Everyone is a bit more relaxed. Even the school-age kids bring show and tell, often related to going on vacation somewhere or some special activity they are doing this summer. Show and tell is often longer than during the preschool school year, as people have lots to say. We are glad to have back, for the summer, the kids who go to different school districts during the year. We have missed them. We also have some new kids, Lane, Lucas, Adam and Vickie. We are enjoying getting to know them. The trick to a successful summer program is balancing the academic with the “fun”. We are taking advantage of the C.B. Library Story Time in Crescent. Every Thursday at 11:30 in the community room, one of the librarians reads books and does other activities with the kids. It is open to everyone in the area, and we encourage all kids in Crescent to come. One of our teachers, Teri Shook, has signed all the kids up for the summer reading program through the Missouri Valley Library. They keep track of books they read, and she turns the sheets into the library. At the end, there will be prizes! We also read chapter books to the kids after lunch every day. Most of the younger kids fall asleep in their cots, and even some of the older kids give in to a nap. The curriculum topic we have talked about in June has been the rain forest. To add atmosphere to that topic, it has rained a lot. Every time we have scheduled water play or a walk to the park, it has rained. It may seem silly to cancel water play because of rain, but we need the sun to dry people off and warm them up. It even rained on our planned picnic to Big Lake. We ended up having a picnic on the floor of the center. We did put on a nature video so we could pretend we were picnicking at Yellowstone, bears and all. The center had a few tables out during the city-wide yard sale a few weeks ago. It was a good chance for us to “recycle” toys to other kids who might enjoy them. We also sold items that had been donated to us by others - thank you to Shirley Collins, Mike Harmon, Pat Bigelow and Teri Shook who all donated items for us to sell. We also had a table of baked goods to sell, and they were very popular as well. Thank you to Shirley Collins, Amy Freeman, Pat Bigelow and Troy Thomason who donated baked goods. We didn’t set a price on anything we sold - it was all by donation, and people were quite generous. The money that we raised will go to help fun our summer program at the center. Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity.


Mayor’s Corner

Well, here it is the beginning of July. Summer is passing fast! This past week there was a pre-construction meeting for repaving of the Old Lincoln Hwy. The project will run from July 7 to the middle of October. They are paving from the county line north of Loveland to city limits of Council Bluffs. The first thing they will do is repair the damaged areas. They will have one lane blocked during the days and hopefully opened by the nighttime. It will try everyone’s patience at times. We should try and use I-29 as much as possible. It will be nice when this project is complete. —Brian Shea

In Honor of Small Business

A reader asked that we share this in honor of Small Business Week. No, they don’t own a local business, but they do understand the importance of them. Who’s your friend? Is it the big box store that makes you feel like a number, where you’re frustrated because nobody knows where anything is, you have to wait in line to be treated rudely by someone who couldn’t care if they ever saw you again, and made you feel like you were a bother to their day? Or would it be the small business that smiles and calls you by name as you walk in, where you get helped every time you turn around, where they tell you they set something back for you when it came in because they just knew you’d want it, where they know what item you need for your family without asking, because they’re your friend, neighbor, and possibly shirt-tail relation? That’s what keeps America’s Small Businesses going, their caring and friendliness, and what Crescent Area Businesses the best place to call. BAR NONE! When you complain because the street needs fixed, think about where you spend your money, and which town got your tax dollars to fix their streets, was it yours?

Optimists Offer $500 Scholarship Hey, College Students...Put your writing skills to work for a chance to win! The Crescent Optimist Club will off a $500 scholarship for 1st place and $250 scolarship for 2nd. The scholarship will be based on 3 things: Academics, Community Involvement, and a two-minute speech entitled “Vision Crescent” where you can share with us your vision of Crescent’s future. Applications are available by contacting Kris Smith at or 712545-3118 or on the Crescent Connection Facebook page. Deadline is August 9th. Application must be mailed to: Crescent Optimists, P.O. Box 323, Crescent, IA 51526. The presentation will be given on August 13th at the Fire Barn at 7:00pm.

Crescent Kids Receive Free Books Just in time for summer, the Crescent Optimists generously donated enough books to Crescent Elementary so that every kid could take one home. And in return, they received a manila envelope full of handwritten thank you notes from each student. They love our Optimists...and so do we!

An old steam engine is fired up for thrashing in Crescent. If anyone knows anything about this photo, we’d love to hear from you.

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

5/1 @ 3:20 PM Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. in reference a Theft Report. 5/3 @ 4:17 PM Deputy Weber was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. in reference a Burglary Report. 5/5 @ 3:03 PM Deputies Barnes and Ramsey were dispatched to the 400 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a Burglary Report. 5/1 @ 3:20 PM Deputy Haven was dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. in reference a Theft Report. 5/10 @ 2:28 PM Deputies Leick and Winchell were dispatched to the 100 block of Mormon Bridge Rd. in reference a Complaint Report. 5/11 @ 9:21 AM Deputies Haven and Guyer were dispatched to the 1000 block of Walnut St. in reference Criminal Mischief. 5/15 @ 1:52 PM Deputy Pattee was dispatched to the 100 block of Powells Addition in reference an Residential Alarm. 5/16 @ 7:30 PM Deputy Amdor was dispatched to the 500 block of Old Lincoln Highway in reference a Business Alarm. 5/20 @ 5:24 PM Deputy Maguire was dispatched to the 1000 block of Silver Lane in reference a Complaint Report. 5/23 @ 10:15 PM Deputy Shea was dispatched to the 100 block of Tremont St. in reference a Burglary Report. 5/24 @ 6:16 PM Deputies Shea and Amdor were dispatched to the 1000 block of Old Lincoln Highway. in reference a Personal Injury Accident. 5/26 @ 11:09 PM Deputy Wilson was dispatched to the 100 block of Tremont St. in reference a Burglary Report. Crescent Citations (22) Speeding (2) No Insurance (1) Seat Belt (1) Operation With Out Registration (1) Failure to Maintain Control of Motor Vehicle (4) Warning Citations Crescent Township Citations (3) Improper Use of Median (2) Drag Racing (4) Speeding (2) Registration Violation (1) Permitting Unauthorized Person to Drive (2) Reckless Driving (1) Careless Driving (1) Seat Belt


3rd Annual Lincoln Highway Buy Way Yard Sale This year we are trying something different. A form on our website has been created so that people can register their sales for the Buy-Way. If you go to, you can see an announcement for the sale right on the front page. Click “Tell me more” and you’ll go to the main information page for the sale. There, just click on the link that says “click here to sign up your sale for the Buy-Way.” By the end of July you’ll be able to print a complete list of sales in your area. This will eliminate the need for flyers. We are also looking for volunteers to assist with the event. If you have any ideas that would help us or any questions feel free to call Deb Rothmeyer at 712-263-8356 or email

Words of Wisdom for Kids

You have chores, because we love you. They seem tedious, but they are the building blocks for your future. Responsibility, accountability, and basic life skills begin with sweeping the floor, scrubbing the toilet, and feeding pets and livestock. We love you, we want you to find success in life. Success comes from preparation, so we give you chores. Boredom is a choice. Don’t let me hear you say you are bored. Boredom is a choice, when your backyard is the whole outdoors, there are chores to be done, and books to be read. There is magic in watching the sunrise. Early mornings are hard, we don’t rise as early and as easily as Dad. Do it anyway. The beauty you will witness with the awakening of the world is worth sleepy eyes and cold fingers. A pet is more than a companion. Your cats, dogs, calves, and ponies are more than friends and playmates. They are lessons in empathy, responsibility, love, and letting go. Grow your own food. Our world is increasingly rife with poor food choices, the easiest response to unhealthy options is to grow your own food. I don’t care it’s a single tomato plant or a garden large enough to feed 10 families, cultivate an appreciation for fresh, whole food. Be open to learning. In life, you will never know it all, never assume that you do. A humble open, attitude towards learning will lead to new skills and experiences. Dress appropriately for the occasion. A hat, long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and boots, evolved out of necessity. Protect yourself from the sun, wind and weather with the proper clothing. I nag and question your clothing choices, because you are precious to me. Don’t judge, but if you do, judge people by their abilities, attitudes, actions not appearances. Words have power to create divisiveness, do not use them to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Always do your best. There are days when your best is better than others, recognize that. Avoid self-judgement, abuse, and regret and enjoy the process. Develop a sense of place. Wherever you may live, learn the names of plants, rocks, and animals, visit old homesteads (or neighborhoods) and educate yourself about Indigenous cultures. In doing so, you gain roots, a sense of belonging that will lend you stability in all that you do. Break a sweat everyday. Pound a steel post or take a jog, whatever you do, break a sweat daily. Your mind and body will thank you for it. 6

From the Scrapbook of Evonne Allen Reprinted from a past Connection.

Crescent Postmaster “Fired”

(Circa 1965) Grace McMullen and husband Harley sold their farm and moved to Crescent. Grace was named “acting” postmaster in September of 1949; succeeding Bess Jewell, who retired. A year after, Grace had a “permanent” position. Harley died in 1953 but Grace continued to be the Crescent Postmaster until her retirement in 1965, at which time, she was “fired” by the U.S. Postal Service only because she had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. Grace was probably one of the most respected, well-liked, civic-minded people that Crescent has ever known. Besides being Postmaster for 16 years, she served on the Crescent School Board for 11 years, was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America (Camp 5152) for 64 years, belonged to the Council Bluffs Altrusa Club for 23 years and a member of the Hazel Dell United Methodist Church for 56 years. During her tenure as Postmaster, she had the able assistance of 3 clerks. Lorene (Mrs. Ross) Hough, Berniece Heath, and Erma (Mrs. Dan) Hanson. The rural mail carrier was Charles Kinney, Sr. who retired in 1975 after 32 years of service. In comparison; Crescent was then a fourth class Post Office with 89 (in town) box holders. Today it continues its fourth class status with 251 boxes, in town. Chuck Kinney had a daily route of 54 miles and 287 postal patrons and today there are 62 miles and 389 box holders. Post Office locations have changed several times too; from a gas station located where the Pink Poodle Steakhouse is now, to the rear of the house, owned by the McMullen’s on the corner of E. Florence and Highway 183. The Post Office remained there until the present one was built in 1973. Grace passed away in 1986 at the age of 90. She left 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren and many friends. I feel honored to have been one of her friends. She was a treasure. —Evonne Allen This column was written in the early 90’s. As for 2013, the Crescent Post Office has 195 box holders, two separate routes covering a combined total of 168 miles with 949 patrons.

Kudo’s to the CVFD Color Guard for performing a top notch Presentation of Colors at CWS on June 20th. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kinda the same.


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Knowledge Stuff you didn’t think you needed to know...and probably don’t. The Statue of Liberty’s fingernails weigh about one hundred pounds apiece. The state of Alaska has the most people per population that walk to work in the whole of the United States. Minnesota has ninety-nine lakes named Mud Lake. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a phone call. The time spent deleting spam emails costs U.S. businesses about $10 billion annually. The world’s windiest place is Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica. Winds regularly exceed 150 miles per hour. If Mount Everest were at the bottom of the ocean, its peak would be more than a mile underwater. The largest flower in the world is the Rafflesia arnoldii, which can grow to be three feet across and up to twenty-four pounds.

The Swedish pop group ABBA once turned down an offer of $1 billion to reunite. While attending the University of Iowa, Ashton Kutcher helped pay his tuition fees by sweeping floors at a local General Mills plant. Director Quentin Tarantino was so impressed with the bar from the fictitious House of Blue Leaves, created for his movie Kill Bill, he had it installed in his Hollywood home. The white stripes on a field of red that spiral down a barber pole represent the bandages once used in bloodletting. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3 percent. Alexander Hamilton, former U.S. treasury secretary, was shot in 1804 by U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr in a pistol duel near Weehawken, New Jersey.

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The Crescent Connection 1901 Old Lincoln Hwy. Crescent, IA 51526

6 mths.......................... $192 (+Tx=$205.44) 9 mths. ........................ $288 (+Tx=$308.16) 12 mths..... (1 Month Free!) $352 (+Tx=$376.64) Additional Sizes: Quarter-Page...........$50 (+Tx=$53.50)/mth Half-Page................$75 (+Tx=$80.25)/mth Full-Page.............$125 (+Tx=$133.75)/mth Pre-Printed Inserts: You deliver to printer.... $60 (+Tx=$64.20)/mth


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Crescent Connection