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Hummel wins this week’s Football Contest There were 4 entries missing 2 games on this week’s football contest. Those missing two were Patty Hummel and Deb Blockhus of Allison, Dianne Norton and Georgia Freerks of Clarksville. Determined by the tie-breaker, Patty was the 1st place winner and will receive $35 in football bucks while Deb placed 2nd and will receive $15 in football bucks. Football bucks can be spent like cash at any of the locations listed on the football contest pages. Football bucks may be picked up at either newspaper office. Check inside for this week’s featured games and submit your picks for a chance to win!

Elm Springs to host senior breakfast in November Allison Senior Breakfast will be held at Elm Springs in November. In December and January, it will be held at the Allison AMVETS Hall. The breakfasts are held every Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Christmas Cantata Rehearsals to begin The Greene Community Chorus will begin rehearsal for this year’s Christmas Cantata on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. All rehearsals will be Sunday evenings at 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Greene. The performance will be Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your music from last year. They welcome new members. Marcia Larson will be directing and Sandra Schuknecht will accompany on piano. Any questions call Carol Barth at 641-8165919.

New Medicare scam reported A Medicare scam about a change in the policy during the first of the year has recently been reported in Butler County. The caller targeted senior citizens, asking the person if they were between the ages of 60-75. Reported as a man with an Indian accent, the caller worked with another person claiming to be his supervisor to get the caller’s bank information and routing number. Please remember not to give out your banking information, and if you do, contact the police as soon as possible.

Fall Craft Expo Saturday The 10th Annual Fall Craft Expo is set for Saturday, October 26, at the Clarksville High School. The event is again filled with nearly 70 exhibitors from across Northeast Iowa selling a wide variety of handmade craft items in the gym complex. Shoppers will also find home based business dealers with booths in the lunchroom, and also a few set-up outdoors. Scratch Cupcakery is returning again this year, as well as local organizations with bake sales and a food stand. The show will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with free admission. Some of the downtown businesses are also holding open houses as part of the event.

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School district dealt another blow to budget Superintendent Kenealy to present letter of resignation to board

By Pat Racette After dealing with a downward spiral in unspent budget authority dollars all of last year, North Butler School District thought the worst was over. However, an auditor’s report on Sept. 13 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year revealed a downward adjustment (discrepancy from previous fiscal year) of $403,068.06, leaving the district unspent authority balance in the red at -$43,616. At the Board of Education meeting Monday in Greene, superintendent Terry Kenealy said the anticipated USB authority was $477,745 for FY ’12-13 and $526,811 for ’13-14. But right now, the estimation has changed to -$43,350 for ’13-14, though it’s still in flux and can change. “The auditor we currently work with completed fiscal year 2011-12 and then ’12-13, [and] did downward adjustments of $475,579 to accounts receivable line,” Kenealy said. “In her records, it should have only been $113,550, not $589.129. The $475,579 [difference there] is the big monkey in the room that caused this to go down. We talked with the Iowa Dept. of Education and auditor about that, but the auditor cannot explain or doesn’t understand where these numbers, the $589,129.83, came from.” Kenealy said the previous auditor said that if the line of credit would go in the same account it was taken out of, it wouldn’t count against them. He believes that’s where the budget got off base. “If that’s in there, and we’re pretty certain it is, that’s probably the rea-

son why it happened the way it did. This is not supposed to impact your bottom line,” he said. Yet now the school district must plan a Corrective Action Plan to present in front of the School Board of Review Committee on Dec. 19. Kenealy is getting Iowa School Finance Services consultant Larry Sigel to help them prepare for the presentation.

5-Year Unspent Balance Projection *2012-13 – (-)$43,616 2013-14 – (-)$43,350 2014-15 – $182, 420 2015-16 – $292,583 2016-17 – $416,498 * – fixed number “He [Sigel] indicated it’s really important to go there in person, and that the board president be there with the superintendent…so that they see it’s a serious approach is being taken by the district to deal with this,” he said. With the projections of the unspent balance estimated to stay in the red for this fiscal year, the district would be subject to the SBRC closing them down. The silver lining, though, is that enrollment (one of the key financial indicators) looks to be going up by as many as 24 students in FY 2014-15, which would boost the USB authority to a projected $182,420. Speculating enrollment growth of five students in the following two fiscal years, the USB would be back up to $416,498.

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Clayton Thomas, Greene historian and former resident, sits by Sylvia Hawker of the Greene Recorder while explaining to Butler County Historical Society members what he found out about the historical log cabin in September. (Pat Racette Photo) Story on page 2

Greene Historian Digs into BC Log Cabin By Pat Racette On Butler County fairgrounds sits the Historical Log Cabin, made of walnut and oak logs. The one-room cabin was built from the logs that remained after Goheen Place was torn down in 1956, which was located southwest of Greene in Coldwater Township. The Wegands then donated the remnants of the building to Butler County Historical Society. Goheen Place was originally used to house 11 people, along with becoming a stagecoach stop. Greene historian and former resident Clayton Thomas, however, began questioning some information that was different from what he was seeing in documents. “I didn’t think the information

was quite correct,” he said. “I would go online…and it said the Goheen House was the first hotel in Greene, and I’m saying, ‘No, I don’t think so.’ “So I started digging deeper, and the result is what I’ve written. I’ve written it twice, one just for the [Greene] Recorder a couple weeks ago [Aug. 28], the way Sylvia would write it.” Thomas found out that the women played a bigger role than he had thought, with the property purchased by Margaret Hardman, signing with an X. John H. Miller began building the house in the 1850s, but died of injuries in construction of it. Having three children, Hardman then married next door neighbor Ed Goheen,

due to proximity. Goheen’s mother and children came along with him, putting 11 people under one roof. “When people say that was the first hotel in Greene, they better be talking about the 11 people, or else it would have been a little bit crowded,” Thomas said. Hardman Miller Goheen, who was considered an aunt in Goheen geneaology, passed on later and gave the property to Mary Wegand, considered the niece, before the house was vacated around 1901 when Clyde Wegand was born. “There was really only two women who owned the property,” Thomas said, “and beyond that, no one lived in it and it got dilapidated in 1956, but they had enough walnut and oak to save [and make a little cabin].”

Schools may look to ALICE training in Future

Intense practice in case of intruders takes proactive approach

By Pat Racette School officials in Butler County now have an alternative to lockdown in preparation for school intruders. Last May, both North Butler and Clarksville superintendents attended a Response Options A.L.I.C.E Instructor course at Waverly Civic Center.

ALICE, Alert-Lockdown-InformCounter-Evacuate, is another way of for school districts to handle invaders. “It informs faculty, students and parents on alternative measures rather than to just sit and wait,” said Mitch Nordmeyer, BC Emergency Management Coordinator. The training was made available to all school districts in Butler, as Nordmeyer said it was eye-opening. “Many mind-sets, views were changed after completing the course,” he said.

In an eight-hour training session, the course is meant to put a person in the place of a student or teacher when an infiltrator is in the area. The class teaches information on safety measures and precautions to their local audience; explores active shooter profile myths; reviews and evaluates past active shooter events; and presents the system advantages of Alert-Lockdown-Inform-CounterEvacuate. “I think a number of districts are looking into it [ALICE] at this time,” Nordmeyer said. “It is entirely their

decision, and I have suggested that they work with their local law enforcement on school intruder safety. It should be a collaborative effort between those entities.” Clarksvillle Superintendent Eric Wood said ALICE is something he wants to start in the district at some point in the future. “It is a different mind-set from

lockdown,” Wood said. “Lockdown is OK in some situations. ALICE training is designed to do things proactively during a live shooter incident.”

Dumont farmers learn more about auto steering HTS Ag hosts Customer Appreciation Day at Hawkeye Farm Lab

By Pat Racette Dumont farmer Gary Franken bought an automatic steering system last spring for his combine. Franken and farmhand, Jason Rieken, used the GPS navigating feature automatically steer for them in the field. As they gained more interest in precision technology, the two farmers attended an HTS Ag Customer Appreciation Day in September to find out more about auto steering. “We just basically got into this and wanted to try it out and get our feet wet with it,” Franken said. “We’ll see the advantage from it, and go from there I guess.” According to HTS Ag sales Terry

Johnston, over half of farmers are now using auto steering to plant and harvest. “There is not near as much fatigue and uneasiness with stuff [due to automatic steering],” Rieken said. “You can watch for rocks on the ground and other things instead of worrying about where you’re going, at least for a little bit anyway.” The farmers were also interest in a precision product sold by Reichhardt Electronic Innovations called Tactile Row Guidance. The device controls the tractor mechanically, allowing it to follow rows in any situation. “Row sensors is what we were looking for,” Franken said. “It’s pretty good for down corn, and gets down deep underneath for rowing corn. We don’t have sensors now… But the sensors would be on the combine and hook up to the moni-

tor.” HTS Ag held the all-purpose event at Hawkeye Community College Farm Lab to personally show their appreciation to agriculture producers, as well as interacting and taking the time to present information in a slower environment in front of a screen. “We go through each scenario that may be encountered throughout the season, and give quick reminders of what to check for if any problem areas exist,” Johnston said. HTS Ag is headquartered in Harlan and Ames, and holds customer day classes twice a year in western, central and eastern Iowa areas. Last year the group held a meeting at Kirkwood Community College, before teaming up with the Hawkeye agriculture department this year. “We had about 13 or so [Hawkeye

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students] show up on their day off because of Cattle Congress,” Johnston said. “They got up early and sat there for six hours. It was impres-

sive, and should play in well with their education.”

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Pictured is a look at machinery outside the Hawkeye Farm Lab in Waterloo. (Pat Racette Photo)


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BCHS meets log cabin historians Free Camping At Wilder soup, and chili along with homemade bread and pie for a freewill Park October 25/26 donation. In appreciation to the many Campers that camped at Wilder Park this season the Allison Park Board is sponsoring a free weekend of camping on October 25 & 26 at Wilder Park.. No reservations for this week. It’s first come first serve. The Park features 50 electrical sites, eight tent sites, two fishing ponds, mini-golf, walking/ bike trail, frisbee golf, volleyball, giant chess/checker board, Camp Host, enhanced playground , soccer goals, wireless internet, and two wild flower prairies.

Wilder Park to close for camping and picnicking October 28 The Allison Park Board would like to thank the participants who enjoyed the many amenities at Wilder Park this Season. The park closes on Monday, October 28, for camping and picnicking. It will remain open for walking and cycling on the trail and fishing. Winter activities as skiing, sledding on Wilder’s Mountain, plus ice fishing on the pond will also be available.

Allison Trick Or Treat Night set for October 31 The City of Allison will have Halloween trick or treating on Thursday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. They encourage homes who pass out treats to have an outside light on for the safety of the children. They also urge motorists to exercise extra caution as little ones are crossing the streets. They would like to remind everyone to respect others and their property. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Dumont Trunk-or-Treat to be held October 31 Trunk-or-Treat will be held on Wednesday, October 31, from 4:305:30 p.m. at the Dumont Reformed Church parking lot. This event is sponsored by the Dumont Reformed and New Hope United Methodist Churches.

Community UMC Soup Supper to be held November 2 The Clarksville Community Church annual soup supper will be held on Saturday, November 2, with serving from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The all you can eat menu includes chicken noodle soup, hamburger vegetable

Carry outs are available. For meal delivery in Clarksville, call 2781069 or 278-1144. The church is located at 309 W. Superior, Clarksville, and is handicap accessible.

Butler County Democrats to sponsor dinner November 3 Butler County Democrats will sponsor a “Proud To Be A Democrat� Dinner and Auction on Sunday, November 3, at Gronigan’s Bar, 403 N. Main St. in Allison. Activities start at 4:00 p.m. with a social mixer. The pork loin dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. followed by candidate speeches, entertainment and an auction. Tickets are $12.50 at the door or available in advance by calling 319-983-4026. “This will be a fantastic chance for all Butler County citizens to meet and talk with the candidates who may become your next Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, and State legislators in next year‘s election,� said David Mansheim, Butler County Democratic Party Chair. Invited guests include Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Tyler Olsen, Jack Hatch and Bob Krause, one of whom will be chosen in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election to oppose Terry Branstad. Iowa Democratic Secretary of State Candidate Brad Anderson and Iowa Democratic Secretary Of Agriculture Candidate Sherrie Taha are expected. U. S. Senate Candidate Bruce Braley will attend, schedule permitting. U.S. House of Representatives Candidate Jim Mowrer who is running against Steve King in Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District is expected to speak. Iowa State Senator Amanda Ragan and Iowa Democratic Party State Chair, Scott Brennan are also to be welcomed. The auction portion of the evening will be short but contain quality items such as a framed print of a scene in Butler County by Bill Close of Close Quarters Studio in New Hartford, a quilted wall hanging made of Civil War reproduction fabrics by Tim and Michele Juhl of Empty Nest Quilters in Greene, handicrafts such as a tie dyed scarf by Mary Averill of Tie-dye by Mave of New Hartford, and baked goods such as fresh homemade breads, pies and cakes.

Clayton Thomas [front second right] is pictured by the historical log cabin with Butler County Historical Society members Ruth Haan [front far right], Anita Hardy [back left] and Judi Poppen [back right]. Also pictured are Fred and Sylvia Hawker [front left]. (Pat Racette Photo)

Allison Lions donate to NBMS youth program

Letters To The Editor The Clarksville Star and Butler County Tribune-Journal accepts letters to consider for publication. Letters should be original and must be signed. Letters should center on a single topic. Letters are subject to editing for length, facts, and libel. Letters that are attacking in nature of individuals or the practices of private businesses likely will not be printed; the newspaper encourages people with such complaints to take them to those individuals or businesses. In most cases, writers will be limited to no more than one letter in any given calendar month. An expression of thanks is an advertisement and will not be printed as a letter to the editor.

Brad Hansen of the Allison Lions Club presents a $200 check to coach Robert Hobson. The check will help support 14 North Butler Middle School boys in a youth football program.The Bearcats practice three times a week, playing seven games against local teams at Wartburg College’s Walston-Hoover Stadium. Hobson and assistant coaches Cory Miller and Jason Reiher instill teamwork, self-confidence and sportsmanship in the participants.

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500 CARD PARTY A 500 card party will be held on Friday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clarksville Public Library. The public is invited. Note that the north door will be open. ________ CLARKSVILLE P.E.O. Chapter IT P.E.O. Sisterhood met on Oct. 7, 2013. The Chapter’s officers met at 4:00 with Marnie Hubband the P.E.O. official visitor. The meeting with Marnie included the review of the officers responsibilities and examination of the officers supplies. The group were served a meal by Social Committee members Kim Lodge and Deb Lodge. The Chapter meeting was called order at 7:00 in the lower level of the Clarksville Public Library with 19 members present. The officers and chairman of committees gave their reports. The Exemplification of Ceremony of Initiation was given by officers assisted by Cheryl Becker and Pam Voigts. The Chapter heard the report given by Lola, Lorna, Cheryl, Sheryl and Barb of their participation of conducting the Spelling Bee at the Little Yellow School House in Allison on Sept. 28. It was a interesting and fun outreach education project. The program topic “You are never too old to give or get gold stars” included hearing a report from official visitor Marnie Hubbard Chapter BC Waverly. She gave Chapter IT a gold star for a good afternoon meeting with the local officers. Marnie gave an interesting account of her trip to the P.E.O. International Convention. Iowa had the 2nd largest delegation at convention. She also informed the Chapter of the results of several important amendments. The Social Committee Deb, Kim, Ione and Elsie served refreshments at the close of the meeting. ________ CLARKSVILLE REBEKAH LODGE #533 The Clarksville Rebekah Lodge #533 met at the Church of Christ at 12:00 p.m. for a Birthday Potluck honoring July, August and September birthdays. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Noble Grand Gerri Ruth. Ten sisters answered roll call and the minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. There were no sisters reported sick or in distress. It was noted that Sister Helene Diller had passed away Saturday. There were no bills presented. And a note from Sister Jean Harris who hasn’t been feeling well. The Secretary read an article on Schuylar Colfax, the founder of the Rebekah Degree. Committee Report: The lunch committee for October 28 is Sister Dorothy Knoedler. If unable, Sister Shirlene will serve. Sister Dorothy gave her report from assembly, and brought back our dispensation and community service IOOF award. Living Legacy award and Honor Roll of Commissions was received. The new Assembly President Judy Bender’s program was received and read. With no further business, lodge was closed in due form. Betty Schurman Secretary ________

Northeast Iowa Weavers/ Spinners Guild to host Open House October 26 The Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild will host its annual Fall Open House and Sale on Saturday, October 26 from 10-4 and Sunday, October 27 from noon–4 at 3257 W. 4th Street in Waterloo (next to the Ansborough Ave. Hy-Vee). Guild members will be demonstrating on weaving looms and spinning wheels. Many handwoven and handspun items will be on display. Sign up for Spring classes or inquire about membership. Weather-permitting there will be live alpaca out front. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 319234-1129 or look for us on the web or Facebook.

Gleora and Marlin Ball

50 Wedding Anniversary Open House

Brody William Wedeking


Marlin and Gleora (Buls) Ball of Waverly will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an Open House on Sunday, November 3, from 1-4 p.m. at Doc’s Restaurant Lounge Party Room in Clarksville. Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited. The couple was married November 3, 1963, at St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, Siegel (now

United Church of Christ), in rural Waverly by Rev. Victor Weidler. Marlin came from a family of ten children in the Shell Rock area and Glee had one sister, Joyce, and they grew up in Douglas Township. They have many nieces and nephews. Cards can be sent to them at 201 11th Street NW, Waverly, Iowa 50677.

First Congregational Church and the Ed Thomas Family Foundation Presents: The NFL & Life You are invited for an inspiring evening at the A-P High School Auditorium, Saturday, November 23, at 7:00 p.m. The event will be free admission. Join us as we hear about The NFL & Life from Aaron & Andy Kampman, brothers and Aplington-Parkersburg natives. Aaron Kampman a former Aplington-Parkersburg, University of Iowa and NFL football player; recently returned to Iowa to make his home in Solon. He has a passion to see lives impacted for Christ and continues to use his influence in supporting organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Ed Thomas Family Foundation, Pro Athletes Outreach, along with volunteer coaching at the high school level. Andy Kampman currently serves

as Director of Mobilization at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin Texas. As the Coordinator of Mobilization, his main role is recruiting and training future long term goers from the church who are looking to go to the unreached peoples of the world. In addition to this powerful message you will be enlightened by the musical talents of The Johnson Strings. From the heartland of America, the Johnson Strings, an award-winning family string band, has been entertaining audiences across the Midwest for 6 years. Following the event refreshments will be served and information will be available from each of guest speakers, musicians and sponsors. Join them for this exciting evening.

SHARE Packages available for November SHARE Packages have been announced for November; you can purchase one, all or any combination. Orders must be placed before November 8 with food pickup November 22 or 23. (A) Best Value Package $25.00 “Save up to 50% on your groceries” 1.5 lbs. Fully Cooked Maple Pork Sausage Patties, 1 lb. Turkey Cutlets, 12 oz. Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips, 1 lb. Canadian Bacon, 12 oz. Bonser Homestyle Noodles, 8 inch Pre-Baked Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment (so fresh you might think we picked them ourselves) (B) Grocery Package $13.50 “Purchase with an (A) to double your fruits and vegetables” Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment, 12 oz. Bonser Homestyle Noodles, 8 inch Pre-Baked Pumpkin Pie (C) Meat Only Package $13.50“Purchase with an (A) package to double your meat” 1.5 lbs. Fully Cooked Maple Pork Sausage Patties, 1 lb. Turkey Cutlets, 12 oz. Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Strips, 1 lb. Canadian Bacon (D) Thanksgiving Dinner Package $30.00 “All the fixings for a meal for six” 10-12 lb. Turkey, Stuffing Mix, Green Beans, Potatoes & Gravy, Baking Mix, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Apples, Oranges (E) Breakfast Sandwiches $22.00 “Quick & easy” 24 – 3.9 oz. Bob Evans Bacon, Egg and Cheese on a Biscuit

(F) Pasta Box $19.00 “Premium Quality” 18 oz. Stuffed Shells, 18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti, 13 oz. Ravioli, 16 oz. Tri - Color Tortellini, 12 oz. Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Ziti, 13 oz. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Ziti, 13 oz. Potato and Cheddar Pierogies (G) Pork Chop Box $22.00 “For the Meat and Potato Man” 16 – 6 oz. Boneless Pork Chops The following are *choice items. In order to purchase these items you must first purchase One of the above packages A, B, C, D, E, F or G (H) *Choice Item/ Spiral Ham $16.00 Approx. 8 lb. Boneless Spiral Ham, Full Muscle, All Natural Juice ( I ) *Choice Item/ Frozen Vegetable Box $ 12.00 2- 12 oz. Broccoli 2- 12 oz. Corn, 2- 12 oz. Winter Blend (Broccoli & Cauliflower), 2 – 12 oz. Summer Blend (squash, green beans, red pepper, carrots) ( J ) *Choice Item/ Meat and Cheese Box $22.00 “Nice Holiday Appetizer” 2-7 oz. Beef Summer Sausage, 1-12 oz. Beef Summer Sausage, 1-8 oz. Mild Cheddar Cheese, 1-8 oz. Colby Cheese, 1-8 oz. Pepper Jack Cheese (K) *Choice Item/Cheesecake Sampler $7.50 “Great Holiday Dessert”19.2 oz. Cheesecake Sampler 4 Flavors, New York, Turtle, Strawberry and Chocolate Marble For more information, contact Dorothy Knoedler at 885-6642.

Glennis Smith

85th Birthday Card Shower Glennis Smith, Shell Rock, will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday, October 27, with a family dinner and a card shower. Cards may be sent to PO Box 283, Shell Rock, IA 50670.

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Florene Christensen

85th Birthday Open House Florene Christensen will be celebrating her 85th birthday with an Open House on Sunday, November 3, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at the Clarksville AMVETS Building. Florene was born on October 28, 1928. The open house will be hosted by her son Duane Christensen of Waverly; her grandchildren Lee and Jessica Christensen of Alden, and Robyn Christensen of Ames. There are three great-grandchildren.

The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) is acknowledging October as Seminary month.

Marj Kampman

85th Birthday Card Shower The family of Marj Kampman would like to invite you to shower her with cards for her 85th birthday October 31. Please send your greetings to Marj Kampman, PO Box 75, Dumont, IA 50625.

Spare Me The Details….

By Vicky Malfer Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 10/16/13 Wyffel’s Hybrids 19-9 Dralle’s Dept. Store 14.5-13.5 Emerald Door Inn 1 4 . 5 13.5 Allison Pharmacy 13-15 A&M Electric 13-15 Sonya’s Salon 10-18 High Game / High Series Clark Freesemann 256,214/657, Darin Trees 205/575, Gordy Smith 204/562, Dave Iverson 225/552, Dick Reser 206/549, Cody Gethmann 202/547, Joe Soderberg 209/538, Kevin McConaughy 221/527, Derek Lines 208/525, Sonya Bauer 511, Mike Salge 203. Thursday Night Mixed Pin Buster League Date Bowled: Thursday, 10/17/13 (League standings subject to make up games) Buck Wild 6-2 Pioneer 5-3 Freeze Frame 4-4 Feldmeier’s 3-5 Curly’s DD 3-5 Cooper’s 2-6 High Game / High Series Clark Freesemann 212,227,204/643, Marvin Enabnit 219/576, Curt Henrichs 212/552, Derek Lines 541, Tony Mathis 206/533, Randy Moad 206/531, Mike Salge 531, Dustin Enabnit 210.


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Brody William Wedeking was born on September 12 at 8:09 a.m. at the Waverly Health Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long. Proud parents are Lucas and Alesha Wedeking of Clarksville. Brody was welcomed home by his big sister Lily. Grandparents are Randal and Marj Johnson of Clarksville and Dennis and Jean Ann Wedeking of Greene. Great-grandparents are Eugene and Anna Mae Steere of Greene.

Hot Turkey Saturday, Oct. 26

Halloween Party Urban Legend

On October 6th New Life Lutheran welcomed Seminarian Shari Munyon from Avoca, Iowa as guest speaker during worship service. Pictured are Pastor Kris Snyder from New Life, Seminarian Shari Munyon, and her family. New Life Lutheran meets at Unity Presbyterian Church located on Ridge Avenue and 220th Street on Sunday mornings at 8:00 A.M. with coffee and fellowship following services. Everyone is welcome!

Butler County Democrats “Proud To Be A Democrat” Dinner and Auction Sunday November 3 at Gronigan’s Bar, 403 N. Main St., Allison Activities start at 4:00 PM with a social mixer. The pork loin dinner starts at 5:00 PM followed by candidate speeches, entertainment and an auction. Tickets are $12.50 at the door or available in advance by calling 319-983-4026. Auction items include a framed print of a scene in Butler county by Bill Close of Close Quarters Studio in New Hartford, a quilted wall hanging made of Civil War reproduction fabrics by Tim and Michele Juhl of Empty Nest Quilters in Greene, handicrafts such as a tie dyed scarf by Mary Averill of Tie-dye by Mave of New Hartford, and baked goods such as fresh homemade breads, pies and cakes.

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Ruth E. Meyer Ruth E. Meyer, 97, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, Iowa. She was born October 3, 1916, in Aplington, Iowa. Ruth Ellen Bruns was the daughter of Heiko and Anne (Bengen) Bruns. She graduated from the Dumont High School in 1933. On October 3, 1935, she married Harry Fred Meyer who preceded her in death on November 24, 1972. With the exception of three years in the employment of Swift & Company, they were engaged in farming. Along with her being a very active partner in the farming operation, Ruth was a bookkeeper for Northrup King & Company for 26 years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and active in the LWML women’s group. Ruth enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. Chocolate cake became her trademark for frequent guests. Home canned peaches, fresh applesauce, homemade rolls and her famous strawberry jam made stopping at Ruth’s a treat for everyone. She enjoyed living at the Franklin Prairie Assisted Living for the past year and continued there with her love of baking. When visiting Ruth in the past year, guests often took portions of her cake and cookies home as a treat for later. Her family and friends were her life and she enjoyed all of their visits. Ruth also enjoyed playing cards and, before her “fingers quit working”, she made many quilts and lots of crochet items. These also were shared with others. Mourning her passing are two sons; Larry (Marlys) Meyer of Geneva and Lyle (Judy) Meyer of Iowa City; brother, Robert (Venita) Bruns of Allison; sister-in-law, Beth Bruns of Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren, Janelle (Brad) McCalla, Alan (Kristi) Meyer, Steve Meyer, and Quenten (Amber) Meyer; and nine great-grandchildren as well as other relatives and cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred (Violet) and Jake (Beth) Bruns, sisters Gertrude (Fred) Van Dyke and Doris (Bruno) Asche. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 21 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hampton, Iowa. Burial took place at the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Hampton,

Church Directory ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7:00 p.m. Lord’s Supper and Prayer

Ruby B. Hawke Ruby B. Hawke was born March 19, 1918, a daughter of Lloyd and Pearl (Cuffel) Murphy-Bick and passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Dumont Wellness Center at 95 years of age. Ruby Hawke graduated from Hansell High School in 1935 and was united in marriage with Vernon ‘Mike’ Hudson in 1936. They were married 20 years and had four daughters: Audry (Arnold) Meyers, Longmont, CO; Patty (Gene) Miller, Dumont, IA; Patsy (Brian) Jones, Fort Dodge, IA; Dona (Donovan) Meehan, Cedar Falls, IA: 14 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In 1957 Ruby married Dallas Hawke. They farmed for a few years and then owned and operated the Allison Dairy Sweet for many years. After retiring, Ruby and Dallas moved to the Townview Apartments in Dumont where she lived until moving into the Wellness Center a year ago. Ruby enjoyed time spent with friends as she drove for their trips to the grocery store, diner, and running errands. She loved to read and enjoyed making broomstick afghans. Her pets were special to her especially a little dog named Joey and two cats, Tabby and Tommy. She is preceded in death by her husband Dallas, daughters Audry and Dona, her parents, sister Wanda Thorson and brother Don Murphy. Funeral service was held Friday, October 18, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Sheffield, with Rev. John Scherb presiding. Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield. Retz Funeral Home in Sheffield was in charge of arrangements.


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Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; Comfirmation Sunday, No Sunday School; 1:30 p.m. Worship Service at Allison Rehab Center Monday, Oct. 28: 1:45 p.m. WELCA are Hosts for Bingo at Allison Rehabilitation Center. Tuesday, Oct. 29: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Coffee at The Corner Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation, time to be announced. Thursday, Oct. 31: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Saturday, Nov. 2: 7:00 a.m. Women & Men’s Bible Study Elm Springs; The Corner Hours: 2-5 p.m. Middle School, HS: 7-11 p.m. Trinity Reformed Church Pastor Gary Mulder 614 Cherry St. 319-267-2982 Note: Handicap Accessible Services are broadcast live on Dumont Cable Channel 998. Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 5:00 p.m. Small Gr. APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, Oct. 27: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, Oct. 27: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Kesley. CLARKSVILLE – Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting.

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Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, October 27: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington 278-4765 Sunday, October 27: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 9:00 a.m. Confirmation Photographs; 10:00 a.m. Worship/Communion/Confirmation Service. Monday, October 28: 7:00 p.m. Handbell practice. Wednesday, October 30: 9:00 a.m. Newsletter folding; 6:15 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Class. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, October 27: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Saturday, November 2: 4:306:30 p.m. Soup Supper. Immanuel United Church of Christ 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Saturday, October 26: 8:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. Craft Expo. Sunday, October 27: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Kids Alive; 6:30 p.m. Pairs & Spares. Wednesday, October 30: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Rev. Kris Snyder, Pastor 1st, 2nd and 5th Sundays; 3rd and 4th Sundays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Sunday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. Worship. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, October 27: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, October 30: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church 319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor Sunday, Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. Worship Followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, Oct. 27: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Luther League, No Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Saturday, Nov. 2: 6:00 p.m. Worship NASHUASt. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Sunday, October 27: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Wednesday, October 30: 7:308:15 p.m. Youth Devotions. Thursday, October 31: 9:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, October 27: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell – 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, October 27: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. ROSEVILLESt. Mary Church Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. SHELL ROCK – United Methodist Church 204 S. Prairie Street Pastor Dan Fernandez 319-885-4554 Saturday, October 26: Pancake Breakfast. Sunday, October 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, Oct. 27: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. AWANAS-Bible Verses, Stories, Refreshments Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS) 121 East Washington 319-885-4440 Saturday, October 26: 7:00 p.m. Worship; 8:00 p.m. Bible Class & Sunday School. Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, October 27: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, October 30: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, Oct. 27: ReformationAffirmation of Baptism, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Class, Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

with Holy Communion, Coffee & Fellowship Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 28 & 29: 2:00 p.m. Sewing at the Church Wednesday, Oct. 30: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice. Saturday, Nov. 2: 7:00 a.m. Prayer at Elm Springs WAVERLYSt. Mary’s Catholic Church 2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 25: 7:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, October 26: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass/Baptism of Aubrie Bienemann. Sunday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m. Fall Dinner; 6:00-7:00 p.m. First Reconciliation Class; 7:00 p.m. NCYC Chaperone Meeting. Monday, October 28: 7:30 p.m. NCYC All Participants Meeting. Thursday, October 31: 9:00 a.m. Assemble & Deliver Backpacks. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, October 27: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Church of the Lutheran Hour” On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW Rev. Matthew Versemann & Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, October 27: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, October 30: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Senior Pastor Rev. Marvin Talamantez Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, Oct. 27: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

TREES Some people travel far and wide to just behold breathtaking foliage as it changes to all the bright colors. It seems like a miracle watching the green of summer give way to the brilliant reds and golds. As you are marveling at this work of God you may want to consider another of nature’s silent wonders regarding trees. This is an observation by a retired engineer who has six magnificent oak trees gracing his property. He said that as he studied the trees, he realized that it must take barrels and barrels of fresh water each day to sustain the leaves from top to bottom. No pump ever devised by man could force that much water through the dense wooden trunks of these trees. Yet God causes their roots to exert a working pressure of more than three thousand pounds per square foot just to move the water up to the leaves without even considering the resistance of the wood. This is just another example of God’s miracles that occur in nature every day, largely unnoticed.

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C & Me: Buddies

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By Pat Racette Growing up, friends seemed easy enough to find. Kind of like the Old MacDonald had a Farm song, friends were a here and a there and an everywhere. But it eventually changed for me, after hitting my climatic point of friendship in college. The millions of friends I thought I had tallied up on some made-up list were suddenly nothing more than jostled memories of friendly moments. Hanging out with friends was my favorite thing to do growing up, and then suddenly after college it seems like they are all gone. Where did they go? Is this some untold secret of becoming a grown up – not having friends? The simple options of going over to a friend’s house to play a video game, listening to a song or disappear from the world were gone. I would still hang out with friends on the weekend, but it just wasn’t the same. Career was taking center stage, and before I knew it, I moved to Waverly for a job. First weeks, then months and eventually years went by without hanging with friends back home. So, what could possibly fill this giant hole in my life? Well, I guess work did for a while, but that gets awfully lonesome and unsatisfying. Sure it’s nice to get paid, but constantly being on the job isn’t my idea of freedom. Life goes on, and eventually I started to have a social life again, before getting married in 2010. And then a son came in spring 2011, Colton Joseph Racette. At first, my life wasn’t too different than before, other than getting a lot less rest. The first three months, mom (my wife) had work off and was breast-feeding him.


But slowly, Colton was developing into my buddy. And like a good friend, he’s never cared whether I’m having a good hair day or a bad hair day. Though I do have to give in quite a bit to him, it’s worth it to have a buddy back around. Now when people ask me what I did for the weekend, I can say I hung out with my buddy. That usually means going to the store with C (Colton’s nickname), going to the park with C, watching cartoons with C, eating with C and putting C to bed. The weekend days are long when it’s my buddy and me, but they are a lot of fun. I get to watch him go down the slide backwards, run back and forth in a large puddle of water, try to do down a slide I tell him not to and have fits and tantrums that 2-year-olds do. But it’s all worth it at the end of the night, seeing his little face smiling and having a little fun with him before I have to be serious again. “You’re my buddy,� I say pointing at him. “No you’re my buddy,� he says definitely, pointing his little finger at my face. Well do that back and forth for a while, and he’ll get laughing a bit more and more, saying, “Do it again Daddy.� But, being the adult, I have to say no after the 23rd time and somehow taper him down to go to bed. Then I give my buddy a few pets on the head and a good night kiss before gliding out of his room. But then I hear: “Hug daddy.� So I hug him, and we go out separate ways until morning rolls along at 4 a.m.

Let’s Get to Work! Hopefully, by the time this column comes out, the government will be back up and running! I’m sure every one of you is as tired of hearing about it as I am. My two year old and one-and-a-half year old granddaughters can get along better than our representatives in Washington! While several key legislators didn’t view the shut-down as “any big deal�, the majority of Americans felt otherwise. Closing down the tourist attractions and parks made many people change vacation plans. I’m sure many of the furloughed workers were far from pleased, also. To those of us in rural Iowa that depend on the Farm Bill and other government agencies, it is very much a big deal. We have not been able to report harvest progress in almost 3 weeks. Does anyone have any idea how many bushels of corn and beans have come out of the fields in the last 3 weeks? Or what has happened to the farm economy? Do any of our congressmen even care? We were supposed to listen to Rep. Steve King speak and “try� to answer questions in Allison on Oc-

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Banana Republic-ans By David Mansheim I spent the last several weeks on a Panama Canal cruse with excursions into Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Columbia. As an American, I found it humbling to hear people from so called “Banana Republics� express concern over the political and economic stability of the United States. Republicans believe that government doesn’t work and whenever elected they prove it. They certainly did this last couple of weeks. Why would anyone ever hire an auto mechanic that hates cars and doubts the principles of the internal combustion engine? It’s like deliberately hiring a Luddite to throw monkey wrenches into your new expensive industrial revolution machine. Republicans in the Senate including our own Chuck Grassley and Republicans in the House including our own Steve King voted overwhelmingly against ending the government shutdown and in favor of defaulting on our nation’s obligations. Why would Grassley and King vote to tank the world economy rather than have Obamacare? Probably because their “correct� votes were scored by ultra-conservative organizations and they are more afraid of losing popularity with the loony bin section of the Republican Party than helping America. It makes me mad when people damage my country and these guys did in many ways. First of all, the government shutdown didn’t save a dime and in fact the disruption cost us a lot of extra money - some $12 billion by some estimates. Secondly, not paying bills when due is defaulting and that is in violation of the U.S. Constitution which Grassley and King swore to uphold. It states that the full faith and credit of the United States shall not be questioned. Well, people sure are now. Thirdly, negotiating by threatening to damage this country is unacceptable. Like Snidley Whiplash they demanded Obama give them his baby or they would throw the country on the railroad track. Fourthly. the self manufactured crises undermined consumer and international confidence further slowing already slow job growth and shaving 4th quarter GDP by some estimated $24 billion. Fifthly, it certainly damaged US prestige abroad. It’s hard to hold yourself out as an example when everyone is laughing that this is no way to run a government. Finally and perhaps worst of all, it caused us more loss of faith in our country and our institutions. Continued loss of confidence in our ability to solve problems and govern ourselves can be fatal to our country. All in all, the damage done was just as dangerous as betraying government secrets. Republicans don’t want Obamacare to succeed. They have made that clear by throwing a several year long hissy fit over it. People will eventually like expanding medical care to 13 million Americans as much or more than they like Medi-

care or Social Security. Republicans hate that idea. Republicans insist on calling the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare�, since with their nonstop disinformation campaign, Obamacare polls lower than the ACA even though they are the same thing. I think they miscalculated. What if Republicans had derided Social Security as “Roosevelt Care� and the name had stuck? I can confidently predict that if Obamacare succeeds, Republicans will stop calling it that. I can also predict that in states that want it to succeed, it will, and in the 23 states where Republican Governors and State Legislatures oppose, delay, obstruct and sabotage, it probably won’t. No matter whether you think you can, or think you can’t do something, you’re probably right. What Republicans don’t understand is that if Obamacare doesn’t succeed, about the only alternative left would be a national single payer system like Medicare for all, which ironically would be more socialist than the free enterprise market solution of insurance exchanges set up by Obamacare. Radical Republicans know that their last government shutdown resulted in a downgrade of our nation’s credit rating. They know that destroying our credit will drive up interest to the point that government would truly be crippled by the high interest payments. They could just decrease spending and increase income. Instead they refuse to pay the credit card company for the items they already bought apparently in hopes the credit card company (the international bond market) will destroy their credit. They hope that if the country is brought to its knees, we will see that Ayn Rand was right. If you keep track of Republican philosophy, you know Republicans have long sought to chop government down to the size where they can “throttle it in it’s crib� or “drown it in a bathtub.� They used this exact language even before the Tea Party was formed. Personally, I am not for “big government� or “small government� but for government that is the right size to efficiently achieve the national goals we decide we want to provide for our defense and promote the general welfare. A large part of the Republican Party has gone so far to the extremes that it is hardly your father’s party anymore. Ted Cruze, a leading proponent of all this destruction, was scheduled to be the main speaker October 25 in Des Moines at the Iowa GOP Reagan Dinner. I see Ronnie spinning. I see Abraham Lincoln, founder of the Republican Party, singing with Leslie Gore, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.� The inescapable conclusion is that Banana Republic-ans have come to believe that it is necessary to destroy government in order to save it. And that is beyond radical. It is dangerous, delusional, and yes, even treasonous.

tober 7th. Obviously that didn’t happen, but I heard on the news that he had managed not to put any of his staff on furlough! Really? The other members of Congress put at least part of their staffs on leave. No wonder he didn’t visit Allison! (or any other city in his region!) I am hopeful that Americans, particularly rural Iowans, specifically Butler County residents, have long memories and do the right thing at the polls in November 2014. Americans deserve better than having the houses of Congress act like two year olds having a tantrum. I know it isn’t all one-sided, but this country was founded on compromise and our elected officials should be able to figure out what’s best for the people, not their “party�. I am not a politician and have absolutely no desire to be a politician, but I think I may have more common sense than most of them. Get it figured out and get back to work! Your jobs, as well as our lives, depend on it!

Alone – Despite all of the available information, all of the counsel/recommendations the decision to act is one person’s alone to make. He/she must sort through all of the options, weigh the pros/cons, consider all of the data and make the best decision possible. Ever wonder how the Vikings sailed across the endless Atlantic to set foot on Canadian soil? How about the Polynesians who crossed the vast Pacific to arrive at the Hawaiian Islands? They had no big data, no analytical tools, nothing to quantify/qualify their decisions – just a gut feeling it was going to work. Sort of make your day-to-day “critical� decisions pale in comparison? In those decisions it wasn’t one boss, senior executive or leader making the decision to venture into the unknown. One had the idea but a lot of folks contributed to the decision – and made it happen. Peter Drucker explained it in business terms hundreds of years later, Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. That’s a dangerous mistake. Even though we spend millions on data and information systems, people make decisions. Today we have more information at our fingertips than we have ever had, yet informed decisions seem to be more difficult make, take longer than they should. There’s a lust to find out a little bit more to guarantee the right decision. Yet, with all of the information, all of the statistics, all of the analysis, executives say 80 percent of business decisions are made with a gutlevel feeling of what is right at that moment. Actually, that gut feeling is from a lot of the information you’ve gained over the years combined with healthy doses of empirical data you can’t fully define. That’s because today’s business is in a state of continuous change – action/reaction. Most people will make decisions that are good for themselves and their company. If they can’t or won’t, that can be changed. The biggest hindrance in today’s decision-making is that so much data is almost instantly available and data is always missing. Because it is missing, we overestimate its value. Lack of You Time The second hurdle to making a decision is all of the demands on our time.

Back in the Viking, Polynesian, Drucker eras, they didn’t try to handle calls/communicate while commuting (train or bus). Nor did they bring connected devices on their holidays just in case. And they didn’t have WiFi everywhere just to stay in touch. Because so much teamwork is involved today, being connected and open/available for communications is vital. That’s why most responsible people feel guilty if they don’t respond to an email within 24 hours. They’re uncomfortable ducking or being unavailable to team members when they need to focus on really complex issues. Oh cripes, admit it – it’s satisfying to feel needed! But today, competent professionals delegate the majority of decisions to responsible team members and focus on the complex, long-range goals. Those less than competent withhold responsibility/authority and avoid decisions until it’s too late. Decision Types Competent and incompetent executives seem to fall into five specific categories: - Go Numb, Do Nothing – You’ve encountered them. They’re paralyzed by fear, are distressed, simply can’t make a decision - Passive Pleasing – They focus on pleasing others (especially bosses). They avoid conflict, sit quietly, passively - Mediocre, Middle-of-the-Road – They are constantly politically correct, sitting in the middle of the road on issues. Eventually, they get run over people who are assertive, enthusiastic, committed - Active, Assertive Expression – They know what they know, believe in it, express it. They focus on positive action, positive results - Energetic, Do It with Enthusiasm – They enjoy a challenge and like the personal challenge of facing a major decision. They communicate their points, lay out the plan of action, make it easy to follow their lead Those who are active and energetic help organizations make decisions, help them move forward. Then too, there are corporate cultures that seem to exist – and do fairly well – with only passive, mediocre executives. You know, organizations that discourage people who question decisions, suggest alternatives/options, voice concerns/ dissent. At some level, senior management sees the need for change and people really want to change but culture runs deep. To survive in these environments talented people go to exhaustive lengths not to appear dumb. They resort to extensive analysis. To paraphrase an old saying, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, judicious decisions and exhaustively analyzed strategies ‌ paralysis by analysis. When you have a decision to make and don’t make it, that’s a decision. The challenge for executives, according to psychological researchers, is that information is addicting. The more you have the more you want because you know you’re only one click away from the eureka! decision.

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Congress Kicks the Can - Americans Turn Blue By Glenn Mollette Americans can breathe a sigh of relief but not for long. We've kicked the financial crisis can down the road for at least three more months. Our budget deficit, debt ceiling and American leadership crisis reminds me of a game we used to play in the creek as a child. Someone would count while we held our breath under water. It was only a matter of time. We couldn't stay under forever. It seems like the average American is holding his or her breath today. Time is ticking while our faces are becoming bluer by the moment. How many more trillions of debt can we stand? Our paychecks are shrinking all the more as we are crunched with another trillion dollars in debt. Our sigh of relief is short lived as our heads are actually being pushed under, much deeper and far longer than we can survive as a nation. In response to this brutal drowning of America we stand back shrugging our shoulders and wagging our heads. What else are we going to do? Many of us made it to the polls to vote and we will be back there to vote next time. We write letters, call our representatives and senators and feel like screaming bloody murder. What good does it do us? Our nation continues to spend what we do not have and cannot afford. If our outgo exceeds our income then our upkeep will be our downfall. America needs to make a simple

adjustment. We need to spend what we take in and not more than we take in. This simple adjustment works for individuals, families, businesses, and so forth. When we spend more than we take in we accumulate debt that makes life tougher for us. We have to pay the debt back so this actually gives us less money to live on. Every few months our country is making it tougher and tougher on all Americans because we are accumulating more and more debt which is devouring the income we have. Average Americans make house and car payments. However, our payments must be based on our income and what we can afford. Our government is incurring more and more debt and it's not based on the national income nor what our country can afford. America will take in 2.7 to three trillion dollars over the next twelve months. I would suggest to our leaders that we formulate our budget based on what we expect to receive. In the meantime why don't we create more income for our nation by creating more good jobs that will in turn create more income for America? We need to stop the flow of jobs slipping away to Mexico and other countries while our government taxes America's diminishing middle class more and more. It's time for new leadership in America. We can't hold our breath any longer.

Ag Outlook & Management Meeting November 14 Iowa State University Extension will host an Ag Outlook & Management Seminar in Waterloo on Thursday, November 14, from 9 am to 11:30 am at Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, Waterloo. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The seminar is designed to provide agribusiness professionals and producers with an evaluation of current and outlook market conditions and expected trends in crop and livestock income potential. Dr. Chad Hart, ISU Extension Economist will discuss the market outlook for corn and soybeans. The Midwest has experienced extreme weather variability in 2013 and the size of the corn and soybean crop is still uncertain. How big is the crop and what will happen to demand in the coming months? You won’t want to miss the information on the production and demand for corn and soybeans in the coming months. Shane Ellis, ISUEO Farm Management Field Specialist will discuss the beef and pork outlook. Shane will also discuss how the livestock industry may respond to current production costs and future demand. What will lower grain prices and the

current global economy mean for the future of the meat industry? Kristen Schulte, ISUEO Farm Management Field Specialist will highlight trends in agriculture including price cycles, land values, and leasing practices. Schulte will also discuss the CSR2 update and other current agriculture issues. Registration is $20.00 per person with registration in two days advance and $25 per person for late registration. Fee includes all meeting materials and refreshments. Phone registration is required on or before Tuesday, November 12th by calling (319) 234-6811. The Waterloo site is one of several locations statewide where similar seminars are offered. These sessions are open to the public. More information on other meeting dates, locations and how to register is available at: agdm/info/meetings.html. For further information, contact: Kristen Schulte, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Farm and Ag. Business Management Specialist, 132 1st Ave West, Cresco, IA 52136;; p. 563-547-3001 | c. 563-419-2790.


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MENUS Allison Meals on Wheels Monday, Oct. 28: Baked chicken, potato wedges, diced beets, pumpkin pie Tuesday, Oct. 29: Beef roast, boiled potatoes, creamed carrots, pudding Wednesday, Oct. 30: Gumbo pork chops, parsley potatoes, pineapple coleslaw, peaches Thursday, Oct. 31: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli & cauliflower, cherries Friday, Oct. 25: Baked fish, scalloped potatoes, Capri vegetables, sherbet HAMPTON-DUMONT SCHOOLS BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Served FREE for ages 1 to 18! There is a charge for Adults. Monday, Oct. 28: Breakfast: Apple turnover, yogurt, peaches Lunch: Pig in a blanket, broccoli, applesauce Tuesday, Oct. 29: Breakfast: Cheese omelet, toast, apple wedges Lunch: Beef burger/bun, baked beans, mandarin oranges Wednesday, Oct. 30: Breakfast: Cereal, toast, mixed fruit Lunch: Chicken nuggets, BB muffin, beets, mixed fruit Thursday, Oct. 31: Breakfast: Pancakes/syrup, banana Lunch: Walking taco, lettuce, tomato, baby carrots Friday, Nov. 1: Breakfast: Not available Lunch: Not available All meals include milk and are subject to change. There is a 50¢ charge for lunch seconds for ALL students. Fresh fruits & vegetables, whole grain breads & pastas are used whenever possible. Hawkeye Valley Area AgencyAging MENU Mon., October 28: A: Pork Rib Patty, Baked Pinto Beans, Fiesta Vegetables, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Banana, and Margarine B: Tomato & Rice Soup, Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, Corn Salad, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Banana, and Margarine Tues., October 29: A: Honey Mustard Chicken, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Multi Grain Bread, Pineapple Tidbits, and Margarine B: Creole Steak, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Multi Grain Bread, Pineapple Tidbits, and Margarine Wed., October 30: A: Meatball Stroganoff, Mixed Beans, Green Peas, Wheat Bread, Citrus Fruit Cup, and Margarine B: Chef Salad, Orange Juice, Wheat Bread, Citrus Fruit Cup, Assorted Salad Dressing and Margarine Thurs., October 31: A: BBQ

Pork, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Hamburger Bun, and Oreo Brownie with Orange Frosting B: Chili, Coleslaw, Green Beans, Cornbread, and Oreo Brownie with Orange Frosting Fri., November 1: A: Hamburger Steak with Gravy, Ranch Whipped Potatoes, Cauliflower & Carrots, Multi Grain Bread, Peaches, Pears, and Mandarin Oranges, and Margarine B: Chicken Parmesan, Pasta, Cauliflower & Carrots, Multi Grain Bread, Peaches, Pears, and Mandarin Oranges, and Margarine Each meal includes milk. Meals are offered on a contribution basis for people over 60 year of age. Actual cost for the meal is $6. People under 60 must pay the actual cost. There are two menu options on most days of the month. Both congregate and home delivered meals may choose between option A and option B. Meals must be ordered in advance. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. Preference for Option A or B must be given at time of order – if no preference is given, Option A will be served. Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877538-0508.

North Butler Community School District Breakfast/Lunch School Menus Monday, Oct. 28: Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit Lunch: Crispitos, corn, refried beans, assorted fruits, salad/dressing/ cheese Tuesday, Oct. 29: Breakfast: Egg patty, toast, fruit Lunch: Rib patty on WW bun, French fries, beets, assorted fruits, salad/dressing Wednesday, Oct. 30: Breakfast: Cereal, toast, fruit Lunch: Tater tot casserole, mixed vegetables, bread-2, jelly, assorted fruits Thursday, Oct. 31: Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage patty Lunch: Shrimp poppers, hash browns, peas & carrots, assorted fruits, salad/dressing, bread-1 Friday, Nov. 1: Breakfast: Donuts, fruit; MS: Breakfast pizza, fruit Lunch: Cheese pizza, raw veggies, fruits, salad/dressing Breakfast includes orange juice and milk. Lunches include milk and salad bar. Menus are subject to change.

Dumont Community Library by Deb Eisentrager

New Adult Fiction Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods‌Hoping to relax during a business trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is confronted by a case he believed was resolved and forges an unexpected partnership with an agent who operates outside the law. Going Once by Sharon Sala‌ After her Louisiana town is engulfed by floodwaters, Nola Landry witnesses the deadly work of the Stormchaser serial killer and must partner with her ex-lover, FBI Agent Tate Benton, to bring the killer to justice. The October List by Jeffery Deaver‌In this race-against-the-clock mystery told in reverse, Gabriela, in order to save her 6-year-old daughter, must pay half a million dollars and find a mysterious document known as The October List within 30 hours or she’ll never see her child again. Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis‌ After dropping out of pastry school and messing up her big break on a reality cooking show, Leah Sullivan returns home to Lucky Harbor to try to accomplish something with her life, but she finds herself distracted by her best friend, Jack Harper.


Storm Front by John Sandford‌ Approached by an Israeli police officer who is tailing a man in possession of a stolen religious relic, Virgil Flowers learns that the artifact reveals startling details about the biblical King Solomon and that dangerous rivals are killing everyone who would protect it. Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen‌In this thrilling - and shocking - conclusion to the latest Eve Duncan trilogy, the prey is cornered and the secrets of Eve’s past might ultimately become her undoing. The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter & J. T. Ellison‌ Chief inspector Nicholas Drummond of Scotland Yard investigates after the centerpiece of an exhibit of Crown Jewels is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and his colleague is murdered. Upcoming Events Oct. 24 – Movie day for Adults featuring The Best exotic Marigold Hotel 1:00 Oct. 31 – Trick or Treat at the library 5:00-7:00 Nov. 5 – Board Meeting 4:30

Iowa Crops & Weather Report Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

Allison Public Library Notes

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to%\.HOO\+HQULFKVDQG3DWW\+XPPHO day commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the NEW RELEASES: Lodge. At seventeen, she considers USDA National Agricultural StatisMISTRESS by James Patterson her family to be “good peopleâ€? not tical Service. The report is released . . . When Diana Hotchkiss’s body lawbreakers, but she is blissfully un- weekly from April through October. is found outside her apartment, her aware that her uncle’s lodge is any“Farmers remain busy in combines death is ruled a suicide. But Ben thing but what it seems. across the state as 70 percent of the knows that the bubbly, vivacious girl THE HERO by Robyn Carr . . . soybeans and 35 percent of corn has he loved would never have killed Devon McAllister takes her daugh- been harvested statewide,â€? Northey herself. His infatuation drives him ter and flees a place where they said. “It is a busy time as farmers try on a hunt for the truth – and he soon should have been safe and secure. to finish harvest and make progress discovers that the woman he pinned She has no idea what is around the on fall fieldwork.â€? for was hiding a dangerous double next bend, but she is pretty certain The weekly report is also available life. it can’t be worse than what they’ve on the Iowa Department of AgriculTHE LEMON ORCHARD by left behind. Her plan is to escape to ture and Land Stewardship’s website Luanne Rice . . . In the five years somewhere she can be invisible. In- at or on since Julia last visited her aunt and stead, an unexpected offer of assis- USDA’s site at uncle’s home in Malibu, her life tance leads her to Thunder Point, a ia. The report summary follows has been turned upside down by her tiny Oregon town with a willingness here: daughter’s death. She expects to find to help someone in need. CROP REPORT nothing more than peace and soliTHE DANCE by Dan Walsh . . . Mostly favorable weather altude as she house-sits with only her After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn lowed harvest of corn and soybeans dog, Bonnie, for company. But she Anderson is tired of playing the role to advance during the week ending finds herself drawn to the handsome of perfect wife. Her husband Jim is October 20, 2013, according to the man who oversees the lemon or- a successful businessman who gives USDA, National Agricultural Stachard. What connection could these her everything she needs-- except tistics Service. Statewide there were two people share? Roberto reveals what really matters: love. Marilyn 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall the heartbreaking story of his own leaves to start a new job and take tillage was underway in areas alloss—Roberto’s daughter was lost dancing lessons--something she ready harvested. but never found. has wanted to do for as long as she Recent rains have helped soil moisDEADLINE by Sandra Brown . . can remember. Shocked to find his ture levels. Topsoil moisture levels . Journalist Dawson Scott is cover- wife gone, Jim Anderson must sort rated 20 percent very short, 34 pering the disappearance and presumed through the past to save his marriage cent short, 46 percent adequate and murder of former Marine Jeremy and begins a campaign to win Mari- 0 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture Wesson, the biological son of a pair lyn back. levels rated 29 percent very short, 38 of terrorists who remain on the FBI’s FOR YOUNG READERS: percent short, 32 percent adequate Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves HURRY UP HOUDINI by Mary and 1 percent surplus. Southeast into the story, he finds himself devel- Pope Osborne . . . Magic Tree House Iowa remained the driest with over oping feelings for Wesson’s ex-wife, #50 features Jack and Annie and leg- 95 percent of the topsoil moisture Amelia, and her two young sons. But endary magician, Harry Houdini! rated short and very short. Grain when Amelia’s nanny turns up dead, PINKALICIOUS by Victoria movement from farm to elevator was the case takes a stunning new turn, Kann . . . Pink, pink, pink. More rated 53 percent moderate to heavy with Dawson himself becoming a than anything Pinkalicious loves this week. Ninety-seven percent of suspect. pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her Iowa reported adequate or surplus THE THICKET by Joe R. Lans- parents warn her not to eat too many off-farm grain storage availability dale . . . Jack Parker thought he’d al- of them, but when Pinkalicious does and 90 percent reported adequate or ready seen his fair share of tragedy. ‌ she turns pink! Given in memory surplus on-farm grain storage availHis parents have just succumbed to of Charlotte Bacon. ability. the smallpox epidemic—orphaning EVERY COWGIRL NEEDS A With almost the entire corn crop him and his younger sister, Lula. HORSE by Rebecca Janni . . . When mature, 35 percent of the corn had Then catastrophe strikes on the way Mom and Dad give her a new bike been harvested for grain or seed, 15 to their uncle’s farm, when a travel- instead of a horse for a birthday gift, percentage points behind normal. ing group of bank-robbing bandits Nellie Sue knows it will take a cow- Moisture content of all corn in the murder Jack’s grandfather and kid- girl-size imagination to get this filly field was estimated at 22 percent nap his sister. With no elders left for tamed. Given in memory of Avielle while moisture content of corn harmiles, Jack must grow up fast and Richman. vested was 19 percent. Corn lodging enlist a band of heroes the likes of WHEREVER YOU ARE MY was rated at 67 percent none, 21 perwhich has never been seen if his sis- LOVE WILL FIND YOU by Nan- cent light, 10 percent moderate and ter stands any chance at survival. cy Tillman . . . Love is the greatest 2 percent heavy. Corn ear droppage SWEET MERCY by Ann Tatlock gift we have to give our children. was rated at 75 percent none, 17 per. . . When Eve Marryat’s father is It’s the one thing they can carry with cent light, 6 percent moderate and 2 laid off from the Ford Motor Com- them each and every day. Given in percent heavy. Corn condition was 6 pany in 1931, he is forced to sup- memory of Allison Wyatt. percent very poor, 15 percent poor, port his family by leaving St. Paul, NEW DVDs for your viewing en- 34 percent fair, 37 percent good and Minnesota, and moving back to his joyment: EPIC, DUCK DYNASTY Ohio roots. 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Wednesday October 23rd - We will be "Looking Good" for our morning activity. This afternoon we will be enjoying our monthly Birthday Party with music provided by Janice and Shirley. We always look forward to hearing them sing. This evening we will be playing Small Group Games in the dining area. Today is known as National Boston Cream Pie Day. Thursday October 24th - Come out to the lounge area this morning for our "ABC Game". This afternoon we will be playing Frog Jump in the lounge area. Today is the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations (1945). Friday October 25th - We will be playing Floor Basketball in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be playing 50 Point Dice in the dining area. Today is known as "Frankenstein Friday" - This day celebrates Frankenstein's "mother" - Mary Shelley who wrote the story and "father" Boris Karloff who played the monster's role in the movies. Saturday October 26th - We will be having some "Balloon Fun" today in the lounge area. This evening we will be watching either a movie or enjoying some Lawrence Welk. Today is known as National Forgiveness Day. Sunday Octover 27th - Devotions will be led by the United Methodist Church/Church of the Brethren this

afternoon at 2:00pm. Today is nown as Mother-In-Law Day. Monday October 28th - We will be enjoying some "Trivia Plus" this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be enjoying the music of the Singing Cousins. Today is known as National Chocolate Day. Tuesday October 29th - Come out to the lounge area this morning for a game of Baseball Cap Throw. This afternoon, come out to the dining area for a game of BINGO! On this day in 1945, Gimbels Department Store sold the first ballpoint pens for $12.95 each. Exercise Group is held Monday through Friday prior to morning and afternoon activities. Social time is held at 2:30 in the afternoon, or when afternoon activites are complete. You may visit us at 108 South High in Greene, or online at . Fall is surely upon us! Hope everyone is staying warm and has a wonderful week! Be sure to come to Liebe Care Center on Halloween night from 5-7 to Trick-or-Treat. Besides handing out goodies, be sure to have the kids sign up for our Halloween Door Prize! We look forward to seeing you!

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8 percent excellent. With almost all the soybean crop dropping leaves, 70 percent of soybeans had been harvested, 11 percentage points behind normal. Soybean lodging was rated at 80 percent none, 15 percent light, 4 percent moderate and 1 percent heavy. Soybean shattering was rated at 76 percent none, 20 percent light, 4 percent moderate and 0 percent heavy. Soybean condition improved slightly to 8 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 36 percent good and 6 percent excellent. Pasture condition improved to 22 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 16 percent good and 1 percent excellent. There were a few reports of livestock grazing on corn stubble. Hay supplies were considered 16 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus across Iowa with 91 percent rated in fair to good condition. IOWA PRELIMINARY WEATHER SUMMARY By Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship The past reporting week brought mostly cooler than normal weather to Iowa. Sunday (13th) was the warmest day in most areas with highs generally in the 60’s with Clarinda, Logan and Shenandoah the hot spots at 70 degrees. Temperatures dipped below freezing over parts of the state on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with Pocahontas reporting the lowest temperature on Thursday morning at 24 degrees. However, much of southeastern Iowa has yet to record a freeze this season. Temperatures for the week as a whole averaged 3.0 degrees below normal. The week’s greatest rainfall came over about the western one-quarter of the state from late Sunday (13th) into Monday afternoon with amounts of one to two inches common. Light to moderate rain fell over most of the state Monday night into Tuesday morning. There were scattered light rain showers somewhere in the state almost every other day of the week. Weekly rain totals varied from only 0.04 inches at Iowa City Airport to 2.41 inches at Le Mars. The statewide average precipitation was 0.61 inches or just slightly more than the weekly normal of 0.56 inches. Soil temperatures were averaging in the low 50’s in most areas as of Sunday (20th).

Gary Feldman


October, A Jinx in the Making Are there hoops on the cover of Sports Illustrated? An 18-year old freshman soon to be rollicking the floor boards of Allen Fieldhouse under the shadows of giant Wilt Chamberlain and graceful Danny Manning of Kansas Jayhawk yesteryears. Wow, what a surprise for October. For dedicated sports fans waiting in feverish anticipation of the weekly “COVER� appearance, a shock rang across the newsstands as a single figure graced the magazine. Yes, hoops, better known in sports circles as basketball, for sure is standing strong in Middle America, and in the middle of October. What an accomplishment for October, the undeclared All-Sports Month of the Year. Everyone knows this Halloween month provides fans the opportunity to view professional athletes and game action of four major sports; NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA. These are not exhibition games; these are real games with real action. Along with this plethora of professional action, there are also dozens of college and high school sports in the mix. So many participants and spectators playing and watching volleyball, swimming, rugby, golf, cross country and even lacrosse among other sports across the land. Unbelievably, as so many sports fans know so very well, television, print, internet and media ratings have so much to say and too much power in sports. Is this true with Sports Illustrated? Why would the heavy decision makers influence America’s most famous sports magazine – Sports Illustrated – to feature NCAA basketball on the mid-month October 14 cover? Isn’t college basketball still a month away from regular season competi-

tion? Yes, the calendar brandishes October; temperatures are nearly football perfect for passing and kicking the pigskin as cool, crisp, autumn weather is currently the norm. Not the anticipated upcoming noises and smells of indoor basketball arenas. Not quite yet. So why a glaring cover photo and inside story of an 18 year old basketball player who some feel might change the current landscape of the collegiate basketball world? Maybe the Sports Illustrated cover jinx again occurs. A jinx that rabid sports fanatics know is an urban legend manifesting the existence in which individuals or teams who appear on the cover will ultimately be jinxed and experience bad luck. Or so they say. So many covers from years past have in fact fell victim to this socalled jinx. But for realists, there must be a simple explanation. Some believe that athletes or teams featured previously had fantastic performances to warrant their cover recognition. Thus it would automatically be extremely difficult to replicate a special sporting feat, especially in the immediate days and weeks following the photo honor. Whether a Kansas freshman becomes a superstar on the hard court, or wallows in the falling depths of anticipated expectations, this cover picture and inside story is intriguing. Jinx or no jinx, at least October is in full bloom with a variety of sports to enjoy by everyone. Forget the basketball playing freshman from Kansas and even the SI jinx, for other extraneous reasons, enjoy the rest of October and all it offers the sports world.

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Sheriff’s Report Butler Sheriff Monday, October 14: • Deputies executed four traffic stops and received five re-ports of a controlled burn. • 10:22 a.m.: Deputies took a report of a theft of campaign signs in the 800 block of 4th St., Parkersburg. Parkersburg Po-lice recovered the campaign signs. • 1:47 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 300 block of Elm St. • 8:47 p.m.: Deputies were called to a theft report in the 400 block of Parriott, Aplington. Tuesday, October 15: • Deputies were notified of one controlled burn and execut-ed four traffic stops. • 1:27 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 100 block of E. Arlington St. • 11:28 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 400 block of 2nd St. • 1:01 p.m.: Deputies received a report of possible suspi-cious activity in the 300 block of N. Elizabeth St., Clarksville. Report was unfounded. • 2:22 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 500 block of Locust St., Allison. No report was filed. • 3:35 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 33400 block of Grand Ave., Aplington. Subject reported the theft of a Fed-Ex package. • 3:50 p.m.: Deputies responded to a property damage acci-dent in the 900 block of N. Kelly, Shell Rock. No report was filed as of press time, however, one vehicle rear-ended another and a citation had been filed. • 5:08 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of 2nd St. • 6 p.m.: Deputies took a burglary report in the 17700 block of 180th St., Bristow. • 6:25 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Parriott St. Deputies were unable to lo-cate. • 9:59 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 200 block of Brookside Dr. • 10:13 p.m.; Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 21400 block of Yale Ave. • 10:34 p.m.: Deputies took a report of a stolen weapon in the 700 block of Riverview Dr., Greene. Wednesday, October 16: • Deputies executed four traffic stops and were notified of two controlled burns throughout the county. • 1:46 a.m.: Deputies were called to the 100 block of Apple-ton St for an unknown problem. • 7:22 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of 310th St. and Highway 14. • 7:39 a.m.: Dispatchers received a personal injury accident report near the intersection of Highway 57 and West Brook St. The incident was in Grundy County and no additional infor-mation was available. • 9:08 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 700 block of W. Superior St. • 9:14 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 800 block of 4th St. • 6:22 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of N. Kelly St. • 6:29 p.m.: Deputies investigated a personal injury accident near the intersection of Highway 57 and West Brook St. • 7:21 p.m.: Dispatchers forwarded a call to Grundy County with regards to a suspicious person/vehicle in the 500 block of Miners St., New Hartford. • 7:28 p.m.; Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of Highway 14 and West Brook St. • 11:54 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 500 block of Main St. Thursday, October 17: • Deputies executed four traffic stops and were notified of seven controlled burns throughout the county. • 1:11 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of Nash St. • 2:41 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of Elm St. • 4:38 a.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious activity re-port in the 25200 block of Highway 3. • 10:48 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 17700 block of Upland Ave. • 11:41 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 24400 block of Sinclair Ave. • 12:21 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage ac-cident in the 600 block of Highway 57. • 5:35 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 200 block of 1st St. • 6:13 p.m.: Deputies took a burglary report in the 400 block of N. 4th St. • 7:50 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of W. Prospect St.

• 8:26 p.m.: Deputies were called to an assault-fight in the 900 block of McManus St. • 8:36 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 300 block of Maple St. • 11:14 p.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious activity report in the 500 block of N. Johnson St. Friday, October 18: • Deputies executed four traffic stops and were notified of three controlled burns. • 7:21 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 18600 block of Newell Ave. • 7:23 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 600 block of N. Johnson St. • 8:25 a.m.: Deputies were called to the report of a theft near the intersection of Highways 3 and 14. No report filed. • 11:35 a.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 25200 block of Highway 3. • 11:37 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 100 block of N. Washington St. • 11:42 a.m.: Deputies took a theft report on a gas drive-off in the 400 block of Parriott St. Theft totaled $49.36. • 11:49 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 800 block of S. Mather St. • 12:17 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage ac-cident near the intersection of 160th St. and Union Ave. Sub-ject rolled vehicle, no injuries reported. • 3:45 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 25100 block of Pioneer Place. • 3:52 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 800 block of Broadway St., Dumont. • 5:32 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 17400 block of Highway 3. • 8:33 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 100 block of S. High St., Greene. • 11:54 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage ac-cident near the intersection of 290th St. and Cedar Ave., Ack-ley. No injuries reported. Saturday, October 19: • Deputies executed 11 traffic stops and were notified of one controlled burn throughout the county. • 2:08 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 900 block of N Cherry St. • 7:23 a.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage ac-cident near the intersection of N. 1st St. and Highway 14, Greene. Two vehicle accident and no injuries reported. • 6:37 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer accident in the 23600 block of Jackson Ave. • 9:01 p.m.: Deputies took a burglary report in the 200 block of State St., Dumont. Victims reported the theft of a 47 inch television. • 9:58 p.m.: Deputies arrested Mindy Marie Allen, 29, New Hartford, and charged her with driving while revoked and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for an arraignment. She was held to appear before a judge. • 10:04 p.m.: Deputies took a suspicious activity report near the intersection of Beaver Valley St. and Butler Ave. The call was turned over to Black Hawk County. • 10:33 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 800 block of 8th St. Sunday, October 20: • Deputies executed five traffic stops and were notified of one controlled burn throughout the county. • 12:34 a.m.: Deputies were called to an assault-fight in the 200 block of 3rd St. • 2:27 a.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic mat-ter in the 29000 block of Willow Ave. • 11:01 a.m.; Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 500 block of West St. • 1:37 p.m.: Deputies were called to the 100 block of Hunter St. • 5:49 p.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 900 block of 3rd St. Monday, October 21: • 1:36 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist near the intersec-tion of Birch Ave. and Highway 3. • 1:54 a.m.: Deputies received a harassment complaint in the 500 block of Main St., Bristow. It was deemed a family mat-ter. • 2:36 a.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the intersection of Douglas Ave. and Highway 3.

DEATH RECORDS Virgil Hahn, 74, Waverly. Date of death, May 29. Date recorded, May 31. Nettie Lebeck, 93, Clarksville. Date of death, Oct. 2. Date recorded, Oct. 4. CITATIONS Troy Busma, 51, no state migratory game fee paid for, $10 fine, $3.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Deanna Bacheldor, 49, Greene, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge. And $60 court costs. Trevor Grefe, 16, Hampton, careless driving, $35 fine, $17.25 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Cathy Helmers, 40, Clarksville, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Teresa Keninger, 47, Ackley, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Lisa Morris, 42, Allison, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Eddie Stevens, 43, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Joshua Schwarck, 18, Austinville, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Mary Tyler, 46, Parkersburg, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT Casey Yerkes, Greene, on Oct. 16 convicted of possession of controlled substance, marijuana. Sentenced to 2 days in jail; and $250 court costs. Dustin DeVries, Charles City, on Oct. 13 pled guilty of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Fined $600, $80 surcharge, and $160 court costs. Kip Bouillon, Greene, on Oct. 16 convicted of reckless operation and motor vehicle operation in streambed. Fined $130, $45.50 surcharge, and $120 court costs. Scott Burak, Allison, on Oct. 16 convicted of first-offense OWI. Ordered one year of self probation, $625 civil penalty, and $150 court costs. Justin Johnson, Clarksville, on Oct. 16 convicted of public intoxication and reckless driving. Fined $130 with 35% surcharge, and $100 court costs. SMALL CLAIMS Iowa State Bank v. Sara Soldwisch, Clarksville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $69.49 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 27. Veridian Credit Union v. Randell Heine, Shell Rock. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,692.22 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 19. Hauge Associates, Inc. v. Christopher Liddle, Clarksville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $593.52 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 18. Midland Funding LLC v. Amy Meyer, Bristow. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,057.55 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 18. H & R Accounts, Inc. v. Jerry and Tereasa Hovenga Clarksville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $366.91 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 12. Elizabeth Biwer v. Chris Fisher, Des Moines. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,308.59 with 2.12% interest from Sept. 3. CIVIL CLAIMS Wheaton Franciscan HealthcareIowa dba Covenant Medical Center, Sartori Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital v. Chad and Melissa Modlin, New Hartford. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $5,773.68 with 2.13% interest from the day of filing petition.

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Pharmacy 101 October is American Pharmacist Month Do you know what your pharmacist can do for you? Pharmacists are the medication experts on your health care team and by far the most accessible health care provider to the public. It is our job to ensure that each patient is receiving the best medication care possible. Pharmacists are one of the most highly trained members of the health care team. After a four-year post undergraduate program culminating in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, many pharmacists receive additional years of pharmacy residency training. Pharmacists are found in every domain of health care and can specialize in fields such as internal medicine, administration, oncology, pediatrics, family medicine, informatics, critical care, emergency medicine and many more. In addition to the vast wealth of knowledge a pharmacist can provide to the other professionals on the health care team, we can also provide services to our patients such as immunizations, medication therapy management, chronic disease management and counseling to make sure each patient is getting the best possible medication care. Community pharmacists are finding innovative ways to meet the primary care gap by using their clini-

cal knowledge to manage patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chronic conditions. As pharmacists have the best understanding of medications, we can optimize medication regimens to provide better outcomes for patients, both for their health and for their finances. As both the amount of medication being used and the information behind each drug is increasing, pharmacists are becoming ever more important to decipher the correct drug choice for each patient. It is our responsibility to help choose the best medication for patients, and to ensure that each medication is dispensed safely and accurately. Each new drug added to a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regimen is carefully examined for proper indication, dosage and interactions with other medications and medical conditions. It is our charge to care for patients to the best of our ability, and as community members it is our joy to serve the public. During October, American Pharmacists Month, we invite you to Know your Medicine, Know your Pharmacist. Sincerely, Tara T. Feller, American Pharmacists Association â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Academy of Student Pharmacists President University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Matthew J. Farley, Student Body President University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

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Attending the reunion was, front row: Russ Martin, Calene Ziska Smith, Joyce Anderson Griffith and Darlene State Borel. Back row: Raynard Southard, Francis Rohrer, Herman Heimstra, Luella Blackman Brotherton (California), Gerene Dougherty Smith and Newt Draheim. (Submitted Photo) In the fall of 1930, 23 little girls and 20 little boys tearfully were torn from their mothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arms to start kindergarten in the old grade school building. At that time, there were no pre-schools. The fall of 1940, 36 rural students joined the freshman class. On the evening of May 20, 1943, 73 bewildered bodies skipped across the stage to grasp their coveted high school diplomas from Supt. C.J. Christiansen. It was in the middle of WW II and a few young men were already in military service. Several years later, the school board gave each an Honorary Diploma. Two classmates were killed in action, and one a German War Prisoner. One sophomore died in a hunting accident. It was the first class in Clarion High School history to graduate wearing Caps and Gowns, and the last to have the Mantel Ceremony. One week before graduation, the Class presented an entertaining Variety Show before an estimated crowd of fifteen hundred. In 1939 and 1940, several classmates were in the high school

band that received a First and a Second, respectively, in the National Marching Band contest in Minneapolis and St Paul. During the senior year, the Class President was elected Governor of the high school. It was the second and last of such elections. During the past 70 years, the members paid annual dues of $5 and received a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Class Actionâ&#x20AC;? news booklet. For the construction of the Public Library addition, the Class gave $1,000. A contribution was made for the recent band uniforms. Every summer coffees were held on the 2nd Tuesday of June, July and August. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nationalâ&#x20AC;? Reunion was always on the 3rd Saturday in September; however, the 70th this year was held on September 14. This past summer Classmates were saddened by five classmatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;deaths, all within six weeks. The Archives of the Clarion Public Library has one volume of a continuing Class History and one volume of Pictures. For the Finale, the remaining two Classmates will fraternally toast the Great GHS Class of 1943!

School district dealt blow Continued from front â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s [enrollment] been going up every year for the last four years, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that right now changing,â&#x20AC;? Kenealy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If all those things are correct, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where our unused authority budget could be as a district in outgoing years in the next

four years.â&#x20AC;? Before the meeting was over, a mention that Kenealy was turning in a letter resignation to the Board of Education was tabled until the next meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, in Greene at 6:30 p.m.

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North Butler School News

Fifth-graders were fortunate to have Kiley Wintterberg and Laika, the Butler County Sheriff’s drug dog, visit the school to learn about Laika’s ability to help the sheriff’s office.

Seth Diercks works hard to stay ahead of the pack.

The music department had its first fall concert last Tuesday (Oct. 15). Seventh- and eighth-graders sing away in choir here.

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Dominating the Corn Bowl coach Mark Twedtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls squad were Madison Schreckengost, fourth; Taylor Nuehring, fifth and Sydney Schreckengost, eighth. The Bearcat girls scored another top 10 finish from Lisa Feldman, 10th overall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was Lisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season in cross country and the regular season ended well for her with this honor,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. It was a good tune-up for the joint state-qualifying meet at Eagle Grove on Thursday, Oct. 24 where all of the 1A Corn Bowl teams plus several others will compete for a chance to run at Fort Dodge on Saturday, Nov. 2. West Fork and North Butler are the highest-ranked boys teams who will compete for a spot at the state meet with Eagle Grove right behind the Bearcats at 10th. The top three teams plus top 10 individuals qualify. Top-15 teams among the girls teams at the meet will be South Hamilton, Mason City Newman and North Iowa.

West Fork teams sweep conference cross country titles MANLY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Both West Fork cross country teams placed the majority of its teams in the top-10 to earn the Corn Bowl Conference crowns on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Pioneer Town & Country Club in Manly. The third-ranked Warhawk boys team was completely dominant with all five of their scoring runners placing in the top seven, led by Peyton Twedtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual title in a time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds for 32 team points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 ahead of runnerup North Butler, ranked ninth in 1A. Twedt was followed by Jacob Hansen, who was third at 17:21 and Drew Engebretsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-place finish in 18:09. Rounding out team scoring were Colton Rowe (sixth) and Austin Steil (seventh). Finishing runner-up for North Butler was Caleb Wedeking (17:16). The Bearcats had three in the top 10, including Jerod Ballhagen (fifth) and Gavin Scroggin (10th). â&#x20AC;&#x153;It looked like a state cross country run with those three (Twedt, Wedeking and Hansen) battling up front for the title,â&#x20AC;? North Butler coach Kirk Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great job to our high school boys for their winning performances.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, Maya Roweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runnerup finish in 17:22 to individual champion North Butlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Isabel Derdzinski at 17:16 paced the Warhawk girls with 32 team points to out-distance second-place NashuaPlainfield (62). â&#x20AC;&#x153;She (Isabel) has worked hard all season and has been pushing all season to be a conference champ,â&#x20AC;? Clark said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight she got it done.â&#x20AC;? North Butler was third in the team race (67). Also scoring in the top-10 for

Corn Bowl Conference Meet at Manly Varsity Boys Team Scoring 1. West Fork 32; 2. North Butler 44; 3. Central Springs 71; 4. Nashua-Plainfield 102; 5. Rockford 127. Top 10 individuals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Peyton Twedt (WF) 16:56.00; 2. Caleb Wedeking 17:16; 3. Jacob Hansen (WF) 17:21; 4. Drew Engebretson (WF) 18:09; 5. Jerod Ballhagen (NB) 18:16; 6. Colton Rowe (WF) 18:19; 7. Austin Steil (WF) 18:22; 8. Zack Bond (N-P) 18:35; 9. Jesse Marino (CS) 18:42; 10. Gavin Scroggin (NB) 18:46. North Butler (44) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2. Wedeking 17:16; 5. Jerod Ballhagen 18:16; 10.

Scroggin 18:46; 11. Brandon Heuer 18:57; 17. Alan Peters 19:57; 27. Ryland Erickson 21:08. Varsity Girls Team Scoring 1. West Fork 32; 2. NashuaPlainfield 62; 3. North Butler 67; 4. Central Springs 85; 5. Rockford 109. Top 10 individuals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1. Isabel Derdzinski (NB) 17:16; 2. Maya Rowe (WF) 17:22; 3. Lauren Franke (CS) 17:52; 4. Madison Schreckengost (WF) 17:57; 5. Taylor Nuehring (WF) 18:04; 6. Amy Fullerton (Rock) 18:05; 7. Kalley Matzen (CS) 18:10; 8. Sydney Shreckengost (WF) 18:14; 9. Annette Lantow (N-P) 18:18; 10. Lisa Feldman (NB) 18:21. North Butler (67) 1. Derzinski 17:16; 10. Feldman 18:21; 15. Madison Kreimeyer 18:38; 18. Dolores Gonzalez 19:05; 23. Lauren Jepperson 19:41; 24. Kym Evanson 19:43; 31. Addyson Clark 22:09. JV Boys Team Scoring 1. West Fork 19; 2. Central Springs 51; 3. North Butler 57. North Butler (57) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5. Daniel Mouw 20:45; 10. Dylan Anderson 22:14; 13. Clay Schurtz 23:15; 14. Drew Johnson 23:16; 17. Avery Johnson 23:21; 19. Tyler Holm 24:47.

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LAKE MILLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; North Butler exacted some revenge on Corn Bowl Conference foe NashuaPlainfield with a 25-11, 25-15 win in a volleyball triangular at Lake Mills on Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Bearcats, which own a 3-1 record against the Huskies this season, lost the last time out against them in a best-of-five match at 3-1 but took the victory before losing to host school, No. 9 (Class 2A) Lake Mills, 25-17, 25-23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We started strong in both our sets against Nashua,â&#x20AC;? North Butler coach Bryan Tabbert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really wanted to prevent the Huskies from building any momentum, as they can be dangerous when the get rolling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We spread the ball around a little more against Nashua â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jenny Rottler and Marisa Speedy both finished with three kills against N-P and our serving was especially strong.â&#x20AC;? Tabbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad missed just one serve in 45 attempts against the Huskies with three aces. According to Tabbert, depending on how regionals play out, his team may face N-P again in the postseason. Lake Mills spread the ball around, also, with four different players accounting for 18 of the Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 24 kills against North Butler and keyed on 14 blocks.

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10/31/2013 Sandy Harms Resignation as of 9/30/2013 Motion by Cramer and Seconded by Smith to approve Consent Agenda. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. New Business George North, representing the Park Board, told of 3 projects that the Park Board would like to do at Wilder Park that would need Council approval as they are over $500. They are: â&#x20AC;˘ Project #1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sealing old trail â&#x20AC;&#x201C; materials $860.00 â&#x20AC;˘ Project #2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sewer/water to campsites 1-14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; low quote $5,000 â&#x20AC;˘ Project #3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; restrooms/shower house painting and seal floors-quote $1,500 to $2,000 Due to the fact that there have been more requests this year for full hook ups the Park Board sees the need to add water/sewer to campsites 1-14. This would increase the charge for camping on those spots to $16.00 per day. He stated that project #1 & 3 are maintenance projects and should be paid for out of the park income. Project #2 would qualify for TIF funds for infrastructure. Motion to approve Wilder Park projects by Platter. Seconded by Smith. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Dom Sparrgrove was present at the meeting to discuss his request for a building permit. The permit would allow him to construct a 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deck on the second level on the north and west side of his building @ 321 North Main Street. The steps to the deck would be on the West side of the building. He would also be replacing the sidewalk on the North side of the building and moving it closer to the curb. He will be putting in 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16 new windows and all new doors and putting on new siding. He will be turning the back portion of the building on the main floor into two apartments and creating storage in the front part of the building. Motion to approve the building permit by Blockhus. Seconded by Platter. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Lee Gallentine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ryken Engineering â&#x20AC;&#x201C; City Engineer presented a change order for the new trail in Wilder Park from Heartland Asphalt, Inc. as they requested a change in asphalt binder to make the project more economical which changed the asphalt price and more aggregate base to increase the project constructability. The total change order resulted in a decrease in the total amount of $19.40. Motion by Smith and Seconded by Cramer to accept the change order. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Lee also presented a pay estimate for $42,509.89 for the to date cost for the new trail at Wilder Park. This money will be paid out of the REAP Grant that was approved for this project. Motion by Blockhus. Seconded by Cramer to pay for this bill. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion to approve and sign Resolution #1310.1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Approve the cost for project expenditures and accept agreement and terms of contract with DOT for Rise Project RM-0112(602)â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 9D-12 by Platter. Seconded by Smith. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Allan Brockway stated there is a need for a spreader for leaf waste that collects at the pile on the City grounds. The pile cannot be burned due to DNR rules. The Public Works Department has borrowed a spreader before but due to the fact there is so much more they felt they need to obtain their own spreader. They checked at several places and the only used one they could find was at Dumont Implement for $6,000. The City discussed the possibility of doing a compost pile. The Mayor is going to check on other options and get back to the City Council. The City Council stated they would be keeping an eye on sidewalks in the City in regards to snow removal this winter. Winter reminders will be posted at City Hall, the Post Office and published in the Tribune Journal and on the Web Page for the City. Old Business The City Council decided that Winkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diner does not meet the qualifications for providing him TIF monies as the improvements be-

ing done would not raise the assessed value enough to meet those qualifications. Bids for the tube heater for the City Shop were presented. The Council was unsure about the requirements of size for the heater as the two proposals were for different BTUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. They asked Public Works to get one more estimate. As there was no response from the ad in the papers for Sidewalk ramp prices, the Council instructed the City Clerk to call several different people to see if they can give us bids. The sale of City Land adjacent to the football field was discussed. The City would spend approximately $1,000 for legal work and abstract preparation so a minimum sale price was discussed. The Mayor will first check with the party that was interested in the property to see if he would be willing to pay that much. They will then discuss the bid letting possibilities. With no more business, Blockhus made a motion to adjourn at 6:52 p.m. Seconded by Smith. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Signed: Scot Henrichs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mayor, City of Allison Attest: Glenda Miller â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Allison City Clerk TJ-43-1 CITY OF ALLISON Claims Register Report A.L.L. Landscaping, Lucas Junker ......$250.00 Adelmund Concrete, Curb Cut On Elm Street ............................................325.00 Allan Brockway, City Share Sharon Health Prem...........................................99.18 Allan Inc., UPS Charge............................38.32 Allison Ambulance, Calls & Officers Fees..................................................1,680.00 Allison Amvets, Senior Citizens Coffee ..................................................135.00 Allison Pharmacy, Park Maintenance ....101.00 Anne Scroggin, Refund Of Utility Deposit ..................................................50.00 Baker & Taylor, Books ...........................148.43 Barnes And Noble, Books......................126.72 Blacktop Services, Cold Mix For Street Rpr .........................................1,885.00 Butler County Solid Waste, Disposal Fee ...................................................3,344.25 Butler County Treasurer, Property Tax ....................................................1,102.00 Caseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Store, Gasoline .......1,135.85 City Of Allison, Garbage ..........................85.44 Cooley Pumping, Porta Pottyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s At Cemetery ...............................................80.00 Cooper Motors, Hand Cleaner For Fire Dept ................................................98.65 Cordes Excavating, Sewer Line For Ammo Bldg .....................................23,992.25 Data Technologies Inc, Software Update Class .........................................95.00 Deb Harre, Additional Due For August Clea .........................................268.00 DNR, Annual Water Use Fee ...................66.00 Dons Truck Sales, Service Work To 2001 Sterling .......................................492.20 Dralle Plumbing & Heating, Courthouse Park Bathroom Rpr ..............................239.00 EFTPS, Fed/Fica Tax .........................4,386.77 George F. North, Straw Guard For Park ..40.76 Greene Recorder, Ad For Sidewalk Ramps .....................................................2.77 Hawkins Inc, Chemicals For Pool .......1,168.60 IA Dept Of Rev- Garnishmt, Garnishment ..........................................34.64 IMFOA, Registration For Conf ...............100.00 IMWCA, Workers Comp Premium .........827.00 Innovative Ag Services Co, Dust Control Schoneman, Airpor .................572.00 Iowa League Of Cities, Budget Training Workshop.................................35.00 Iowa Office Supplies, Copier Maintenance ..........................................21.96 Iowa One Call, Underground Locates For City ................................................178.60 IPERS, Ipers .......................................2,586.26 J & C Grocery, Supplies For Shop & City Hall ..............................................41.62 Jendro Sanitation Svcs, Garbage Collection ..........................................4,047.07 John Deere Financial, Repair Of Lawn Mower ........................................544.65 Keystone Lab, Wastewater Analysis & .........................................1,619.80

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NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION Notice is hereby given to the voters of the cities in Butler County, Iowa, that the City Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. A copy of the official ballot to be voted at the City Election is printed with this notice. All Butler County polling sites will open at 7:00 a.m. on Election Day. Voters in the cities of Aredale and Bristow will now be voting at their General Election polling sites. City Election Polling Sites: Courthouse Lower Level, Allison . . . . . . . . . . ... City of Allison and City of Bristow Community Center, Aplington . . . . . . . . . . . ... City of Aplington Amvet Building, Clarksville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. City of Clarksville Legion Hall, Dumont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... City of Dumont Community Center, Greene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... City of Greene and City of Aredale Community Center, New Hartford. . . . . . . . . ... City of New Hartford Veterans Memorial Building, Parkersburg. . . ... City of Parkersburg Boyd Building, Shell Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... City of Shell Rock All polling sites close at 8:00 p.m.

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance at the polls by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer, or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. Pre-registered voters will again have the option to scan their Driver License, Non Driver ID or Voter Registration Card. Pre-Registration deadline for voters for this election is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 25th. Preregistered voters will again have the option to scan their Driver License, Non Driver ID or Voter Registration Card when signing in at the polls. Voters who miss the pre-registration deadline may still use the Election Day Registration (EDR) process. Election Day Registrants will be required to show current and valid photo ID and proof of residence. The best form of ID is a valid Iowa Driver License with current address. If it contains an old address, the license can still be used as proof of identity, but one of the following additional documents which includes your name and current address within the precinct will be required: a residential lease, utility bill, cell phone bill, paycheck, property tax statement, bank statement, government issued


check or other government issued document. Documents presented must be actual documents, not documents displayed on smart phones or other technological devices. Ballots for this election are now available in the Butler County Auditor’s Office where City Election voters may cast an absentee ballot in person during regular office hours: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For this election the Auditor’s Office will be open additional hours to facilitate absentee voting as follows: Open until 5:00 p.m. on the two Fridays and the Monday immediately prior to Election Day. Requests for ballots to be mailed must be submitted in writing on paper no smaller than 3”x5” and must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m., November 1st. Such request requires the voter’s name and signature, date of birth, voting residence address, mailing address and name or date of the election. Fillable Voter registration and absentee request forms are available on our web site at departments/elections. Such forms require an original signature. Voters may also call the Auditor’s Office and request that a form(s) be mailed to them. Lizbeth Williams, Butler County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections th 428 6 St. PO Box 325, Allison, IA 50602 Ph: 319-267-2670 e-mail: auditor@

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from people who are serving time, that will carry on and beneĂ&#x20AC;t a lot of lives.â&#x20AC;? Occasionally a dog just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work out as a leader dog. Those dogs are given a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;career changeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (perhaps as a helper dog for a disabled person) and still lead useful lives, Arnold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely proud to support the program,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another Garner club, the Garner Modern Homemakers, sponsors a Labrador retriever named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linnsu.â&#x20AC;? Greater independence District Lions Governor Gary Schriver of Mason City, can personally attest to thoroughness of the training for dogs. Legally blind for 30 years, Schriverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog is Logan, an eight-year-old Labrador. Leader dogs are an alternative to using a white cane, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a very independent person. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to sit around and wait for people to take me places I need to go or having to ask someone where I have to go.â&#x20AC;? At Ă&#x20AC;rst skeptical, Schriver applied for and received a dog. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best thing that ever happened to me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are taught to get the blind person to where he needs to go, in the most safe manner possible.â&#x20AC;? The dog is also trained to evaluate the situation when he gets to the corner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He will basically watch the trafĂ&#x20AC;c for me,â&#x20AC;? Schriver said. Shown how to get to a place just once, Logan will take Gary there - to the grocery store, to the mall or even to a speciĂ&#x20AC;c store in the mall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can go any place now with this dog and be conĂ&#x20AC;dent of where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;?Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really amazing.â&#x20AC;? Because of the Leader Dog Program, it cost Schriver nothing to acquire Logan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I had to buy this dog, it would cost about $40,000.â&#x20AC;? Benefits to inmates The beneĂ&#x20AC;ts of the Leader Dog Program to the visually impaired are obvious. But what about for the inmates at Fort Dodge? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel there are a plethora of beneĂ&#x20AC;ts for these men, but also for those in the community,â&#x20AC;? said Brenda Birchard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some [inmates] have lost a sense of self assurance, but went on to nurture another living creature that went on to guide a visually impaired person, has re-instilled self-conĂ&#x20AC;dence into that person that hopefully will enable that person to reenter our community with a positive mindset, making it safer for all who come across their paths. Birchard has witnessed inmates who upon either receiving a puppy for the Ă&#x20AC;rst time or saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodbyeâ&#x20AC;? to one, exhibit publically, emotions, â&#x20AC;&#x153;that their court records would testify directly opposite to!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;All in all, I feel these precious creatures heal the mind sets of these men more than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever know,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe while the puppies are residing with us, they are inadvertently guiding these possibly psychologically impaired handlersâ&#x20AC;Śbut upon reentry they will now adhere to the standards that society expects from them - all thanks to a furry four-legged creature.â&#x20AC;? More information about the

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Sinclair Elevator Inc. 3DUNHUVEXUJ,RZDÂ&#x2021;

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Clarksville Veterinary Service 806 S. Main, Clarksville

Hrs. 8-12 & 1-5 Mon.-Fri.; 8-12 Sat, Bus. hrs.: 319-278-1138 - After hrs.: 319-278-4406

J&C Grocery

Allison - 319-267-2650 Dumont - 641-857-3285

Alan Van Arkel, Randy Groth, Dane DeBower, Jeremy Carpenter

Complete financial services today, tomorrow, and beyond! 3 BUTLER LOCATIONS! ALLISON: (319) 267-2742- APLINGTON (319) 347-2305 GREENE: (641) 823-4132

20296 Hwy. 57, Parkersburg, IA 319-346-2400 or 319-347-6691


Butler County Pork Promoters Officers

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Feed For All Livestock Needsâ&#x20AC;? 641-775-3254, Bristow, IA CUSTOM MIXES CRYSTALYX* BRAND SUPPLEMENTS HUBBARD FEEDS

Chair: Kent Debner Vice Chair: Tom Poppens Secretary: Don Tack Treasurer: Diane Johnson

The Butler County Pork Promoters Will Be Giving Away

3RUN&HUWLĂ&#x20AC;FDWHV )RU2FWREHU3RUN0RQWK Redeemable at any grocery store or meat locker in Butler County

3OHDVHĂ&#x20AC;OORXWWKLV5HJLVWUDWLRQ&RXSRQDQGUHWXUQWRWKH Butler County Tribune Journal or Clarksville Star or Mail to:


Return by November 5, 2013

Try This Recipe! Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker 2 ½-3 lb. Pork butt (also known as pork shoulder) 24 oz. (2 cans) Dr. Pepper 1 medium onion, cut in quarters and then again in half 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ tsp. dry ground mustard Ÿ tsp. cayenne pepper Salt and black pepper to taste Ÿ cup apple cider vinegar 3 T. Worcestershire Sauce Barbecue sauce of choice Place the chopped onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork butt on top of the onions and add the garlic, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the Dr. Pepper on top and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or on low for 8 hours). Very carefully, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place on a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork by pulling away from each other. The meat should be very tender by this point. Place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and continue to cook for an additional hour. Drain the remaining juices and toss the meat and onion mixture in the barbecue sauce of choice until you get to your desired sauciness!

4 at each Newspaper Office

Drop off your coupon at the Clarksville Star or Butler County Tribune-Journal offices. Roasts may be picked up at Orlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meat Market in Clarksville or J & C Grocery in Dumont

Deadline to register is Thursday, October 31!


â&#x20AC;˘ Clarksville Star â&#x20AC;˘ Butler County Tribune-Journal

Thursday, October 24, 2013 â&#x20AC;˘


Contact: Paula Barnett â&#x20AC;˘ 319-278-4641 Email:







I WOULD like to thank those on the ambulance crew and Cheryl Waggatt for all their help during my illness and recovery. It is much appreciated. Rob Norton ___________________ ST-43-1x

INSIDE SALE: at 503 W. Superior St., Clarksville, Saturday, October 26, 11-3 and Sunday, October 27, 12-3. Furniture, glassware, character cake pans, lamps, collectibles and more __________________ ST-43-1x

FOR SALE: Farm fresh brown eggs, Cindy Johnson, 319-2672225. ___________________ TJ-40-4

ETHAN D. EPLEY, 313 S. Cherry St., Suite B, P.O. Box 627, Shell Rock, 319-885-4240, eepley@ General practice including but not limited to: Agricultural Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Taxation, Trial Law ___________________ ST-43-tf

FOR RENT: Farmhouse, rural Allison, Appliances Furnished, Central Air, 319-404-7005. ___________________ TJ-43-2

NOTICE: LOTS OF PARTS. WE STOCK Deep-til Straight & Wing Type for DMI, John Deere, C-IH, Sunflower, M&W, etc.; LOTS OF PARTS for M&W EARTHMASTERS also for Glencoe, Brillion, etc. LOTS OF BEARINGS New & Used PTO Parts, Disc Blades, Coulter Blades, etc. A.L. BUSEMAN INDUSTRIES 319-347-6282 - Let It Ring ________________ST&TJ-43-1

New Listing!

Melâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TV And


326 1st St., Dumont

FOR SALE: Live traps, 3 sizes. Dale Capper, 319-939-4529 ___________________ ST-39-8

Storage Units for Rent

Wooden Floors for furniture

800-553-0017 ext. 112

Sales And Service Appliance-TV Satellite Systems U.S. Cellular Agent


Offered at $64,500

1st & 2nd shift openings available. Addâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l $2.50 per hour for weekend hours. Apply in person 8 to 5 Monday through Friday at: 22281 Wrangler Road, Shell Rock, IA Or apply online at:

Call Nancy Kappmeyer

Ph. 641-823-4455 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

302 7th Street, Allison, Iowa NEW NG! LISTI




331 Allan Street, Allison, IA NEW NG! LISTI


220 S Mather, Clarksville Character, convenience, newer roof, 3 bedrooms, big kitchen, and lots more.


FALL & WINTER COATS (infant to adult sizes) $3-$7.50 at Trinkets & Togs Thrift Store, 114 10th Street SW, Waverly, 319-3528029. ___________________ ST-40-4


USE YOUR TALENT at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison.


Classroom/Special Ed Associate Wanted



225 N. Main Street, Allison

CAR WASHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;built in 2012 with metal roof & siding, 1,344 sq ft. Lot size: 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x250â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Car wash equipment including money changer & credit card automation.

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Do you have: Class A CDL Excellent Driving Record 2 Years Experience Preferred Do you want: Competitive Wage Great Benefits Package Home Every Night Clean & Well Maintained Equipment

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PT 3rd shift nurse FT and PT 3rd shift CNA PT 2nd shift CNA

$2,000 sign on BONUS for new FT CNAs. To apply stop by to fill out an application or give us a call at 319-2672791. EOE

Rehabilitation Center of Allison 900 7th Street West â&#x2C6;&#x2122; PO Box 645 Allison, IA 50602 â&#x2C6;&#x2122; 319-267-2791


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In the offering: 1993 Mercury Grand Marquis automobile, fully equipped, 4 door, 116k miles, clean, very good body, selling 7 p.m.; Also Agco Allis lawn tractor, 36 in. mower deck; 42 in. Snowblower, cab, nice unit; Evinrude 9-9 Boat motor; Trolling motor; Tools of all kinds; Steel traps; Household; Maytag stacked washer & dryer; 30 in. Electric range; Upright deep freeze; Refrigerator; 2 Chrome dinette sets; Elect. lift chair; Rockers; Recliners; Sofas, etc.; Queen bed complete; Antique pie safe; Large offering of cookware, dishes, collectibles & much more. Sale conducted by Bud Mennenga Auction Service, Clarksville

WE RENT -- 600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1000 Bu. Grain Carts, Big Wagons, Disc Rippers, In-line Rippers, Disc Chisels, Bat-Wing Cutters, Augers w/hoppers, Top-Drive Augers up to 80ft. super long, Augers up to 116 ft., etc. A. L. BUSEMAN IND. 319-347-6282 Let It Ring ________________ST&TJ-43-1

We are now accepting applications for:


Thursday evening, October 31 commencing 4:30 p.m. 4-H Building, Waverly

Please notify the Clarksville Star office by: Phone 319-278-4641 Mail P.O. Box 788, Clarksville, IA 50619 Email clarksvillestar@



Selling the Home Furnishings for Mrs. Pete (Elsena) Kramer

FOR RENT in Clarksville: 2 bedroom 14x70 mobile home; appliances and central air furnished. No pets. $340/month. 319-2784948 ___________________ ST-13-tf

Benson Realtors



FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house in Clarksville, 319-240-2433 ___________________ ST-42-3

MOVING? Full Time Production Positions

Greene - Since 1957

Open Mon.-Sat.

JESSE M. MARZEN, Attorney at Law, Serving your Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business/Corporate Law, Conservatorship, Guardianship, and other legal needs. Please call 641-4265433. ____________________ ST-6-tf

FOR RENT: 1 bedroom upstairs apartment in Waverly; $495/ month with utilities. Available November 1. 319-352-1214 ___________________ ST-42-2

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18 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hawkeye Farm Lab


â&#x20AC;˘ Butler County Tribune-Journal â&#x20AC;˘

North Butler routs Ed-Co COLESBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; North Butler earned its second win of the season and second district victory with a 40-14 rout at Edgewood-Colesburg last Friday night. Cody Nelson and Dillon Rademaker ran for a pair of touchdowns and Shaylon Lahr caught a couple of touchdown passes in the victory. It was by far the best offensive night of the season for North Butler in which it rolled up 393 yards of offense. Three different Bearcats completed passes without an interception, including Cody Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36-yard TD pass to Lahr and Jaret Wunschâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12-yard pass as Lahr scored on both catches he touched. Dalton Nelson was 1-of-1 for five yards. North Butler keyed on three

Edgewood-Colesburg turnovers with Connor Huberg and Clay Schultz intercepting passes and Trent Merfeld recovering a fumble. Rademaker also led the defense with 12 tackles, including two for losses and a sack. Cody Nelson added 10 tackles, four for losses. No statistics were available for EdCo. The Bearcats (2-6, 2-4 Class A District 3) play host to 1-7 North Linn, which got its first win of the season last week against East Buchanan, to close out the season this Friday. North Butler 40, EdgewoodColesburg 14 TEAM STATISTICS NB Rushes-yards

Ed-Co 43-285

Passing Comp-att-int Punts-avg. Fumbles-lost

108 7-11-0 3-38.3 0-0


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Cody Nelson 16-126-2, Reed Christensen 5-84-0, Dillon Rademaker 12-462, Jaret Wunsch 1-30-0, Noah Heathcott 1-8-0, Trent Merfeld 1-5-0, Trae Ulrich 1-1-0, Anthony Fitzgerald 3-(7)-0, Dalton Nelson 3-(8)-0. PASSING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Wunsch 4-7-1-60, C. Nelson 2-3-1-43, D. Nelson 1-1-0-5. RECEIVING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Shaylon Lahr 2-48-2, Todd Dolan 2-34-0, Dillon Rademaker 2-21-0, Trae Ulrich 1-5-0. TACKLES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Rademaker 12, C. Nelson 10, Dolan 6, Wunsch 6, D. Nelson 5, Christensen 4, Reid Lammers 4, Lahr 3, Ethan Weitzenkamp 3, Tyler Brinkman 2, Michael DeBerg 2, Fitzgerald 2, Brayden Hammer 2, Austin Janssen 2, Sheldon Leavens 2, Merfeld 2, Ulrich 2, Dalton Aukes, Colten Card, Heathcott, Connor Huberg, Clay Schultz, Chase Spratt, Randy Wildeboer. SACKS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Rademaker. FUMBLE RECOVERIES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Merfeld. INTERCEPTIONS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NB, Huberg, Schultz.


Dumont Farmer Gary Franken [front] and farmhand Jason Rieken [right] look at a new Case IH 235 tractor at the Hawkeye Farm Lab. (Pat Racette Photo)

Dumont farmer Gary Franken [far right] and farmhand Jason Rieken [second from right] check out a Kinze Planter at the Hawkeye Farm Lab. (Pat Racette Photo)

Cody Nelson (7) ran for a pair of touchdowns against Edgewood-Colesburg Friday night. He also scored an unintercepted 36-yard touchdown pass to Shaylon Lahr.

Hawkeye Community College students race radio control tractors at the Hawkeye Farm Lab in September, during a Heartland Technology Systems-Agriculture Customer Appreciation Day. (Pat Racette Photo)

Excellent Opportunities at Innovative Ag Services Innovative Ag Services is Ramping Up for their Fall Busy Season!

Positions Starting TODAY in Packard rd: Operations Laborers Tender Truck Drivers

Trent Merfeld (25) recoverd a fumble at Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game.

Halloween Trick - or Treat Hours

CDL Requirements may differ based on Specific Responsibilities ities IAS offers Competitive Compensation, & Will Train. For More information & To Apply Online go to:

-- Allison -Thurs., October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Apply Today!

-- Rehabilitation Center of Allison --

Thurs., October 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m. -- Aplington -Thurs., October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. -- Clarksville -Fri., Nov. 1, 6:00-8:00 p.m. -- Clarksville Community Nursing Home -Thurs., October 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

-- Dumont-Thursday, October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m. -- Greene -Thursday, October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m. -- New Hartford -Thursday, October 31, 5:00-7:00 p.m. -- Parkersburg -Thursday, October 31, 5:30-8:00 p.m. -- Shell Rock -Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Frank Kenealy 319-231-6426 Kim Bixler 319-404-8920 Larry Skinner 319-240-2199 Jim Hurley 319-290-9651

21324 SPRING AVENUE, CLARKSVILLE BRAND NEW ROOF on this beautiful acreage. 2 story home on 1.8 acres with 4 BR (one is nonconIRUPLQJ 0DVWHURQPDLQĂ&#x20AC;RRUZLWK jetted tub, Covered Porch & large deck, Oversized double garage, and 20x40 swimming pool. Located just off of HWY 3.

Emily Schut 319-239-1194 Julie Lindaman 319-231-6011 Rebecca Smith 319-239-4827

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