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Volume 89 – Number 46

Council approves BIG grant By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center City Council last week made a move to keep a new business in Grundy Center. Council approved a $525 Business Innovations Grant (BIG) forgivable loan to Connie Stickley, owner of Crazy Daisies, which is at the same location as the former Shoebox, at 617 G Avenue. The funds will be used to purchase a sign. Interim City Clerk Kristy Sawyer said the BIG committee approved the request unanimously with little discussion. “This is exactly what we’re trying to do,” Mayor Rex Van Wert, a member of the BIG committee, said. The total cost of the sign, according to Sawyer, was $1,050 and the BIG program will pay for half of it. Those wishing to build driveways in Grundy Center will have more room to work with after Council amended the driveway ordinance to allow driveways up to 25 feet wide. The change comes after Shawn Weber approached the Council last

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Former GCHS students in Marines address Veteran’s Day ceremony By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — A pair of recent Grundy Center High School graduates who have gone onto careers in the United States Marine Corps addressed students and veterans Monday during the annual Grundy Center Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Grundy Center Junior-Senior High School. Jacob Harberts and Conner Hamilton spoke to the crowd of approximately 300 about their personal experience in becoming a Marine and about the importance of veterans in our society. “There were very hard times

there; I made a lot of friends that definitely helped me get through it,” Hamilton said of training. “Those were probably the hardest three months of my life.” Harberts spoke of the many other recent Grundy Center graduates serving in the military. “I know they’re out there right now, some of them are struggling,” he said. “We know there are tough times during training — it’s pretty rigorous — but they should also be here today because they have put in their time as well.” Hamilton spoke of the importance See VETERAN’S DAY page 2

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What’s Happening Wednesday, Nov. 13 State Volleyball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids Grundy Center School Board Administration building • 5 p.m.

Above, former Grundy Center High School student Connor Hamilton, now a member of the United States Marine Corps, addresses local students and veterans during Monday’s Veteran’s Day ceremony. Left, the Color Guard marches out of the GCHS gym at the end of the ceremony. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

Spartans, Wolverines earn State Volleyball bids

Thursday, Nov. 14 State Volleyball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids Friday, Nov. 15 State Volleyball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids Monday, Nov. 18 Board of Supervisors Grundy County Courthouse • 9 a.m. Public Health Foot Clinic Arlington Place Call 824-6312 for appointment Grundy Center City Council City Hall • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 Harvest Dinner American Lutheran Church, G.C. 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 Grundy Center School Board Administration building • 5 p.m. Items for “What’s Happening” should be submitted by Monday, 10 a.m. to editor@gcmuni.net Items are printed free of charge and subject to editorial approval.

The Grundy Center and Dike-New Hartford High School volleyball teams are returning to the state tournament. The Spartans came from two sets behind to defeat South Central Calhoun in a regional final at Webster City while the Wolverines swept Denver in a regional final at Clarksville. Both play today (Wednesday) in the State Tournament at 2 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. (Patti Rust and John Jensen/The Grundy Register photos)

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School Board accepts snow removal bid

By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy Center Community School District Board of Directors accepted a bid from Precision Lawn Care for snow removal for the upcoming season. Superintendent Cassi Murra said Precision’s bid was the only one received by the Board, which opted to re-bid the snow removal contract this year after costs got out of hand a year ago due to use of an ice-control chemical. Murra said the biggest change in this year’s bid is that the provider is required to bill the School District within two weeks of any work so that the District can evaluate costs as they come. Last year it was February before the District received its first bill for snow removal. The District has budgeted $15,000 for snow removal this year, though the actual cost could vary greatly depending on how much snow and ice fall this year. Director Ron Saak, who helped the District put bid specifications together, said the District also See SCHOOL BOARD page 2


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Dec. 1 new seeding deadline for winter hardy cover crops DES MOINES — Due to field conditions and requests from Iowa farmers, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is further extending its deadline for seeding winter hardy cover crops to Dec. 1. “The extension applies to winter hardy cover crops, like winter rye, winter triticale and winter wheat, where the primary purpose for the practice is erosion control,” said Barb Stewart, NRCS state agronomist. “To be eligible for federal financial assistance, the cover crop needs to be no-till drilled into the existing crop residue.” This extension also applies to state-funded cover crops, such as those funded through the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Along with erosion control benefits, Jim Gillespie, division director for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and

Land Stewardship-Division of Soil Conservation, says winter hardy cover crops will help keep phosphorus that may be attached to the soil out of nearby water bodies. “We can benefit by keeping the soil protected and also protecting the water,” said Gillespie. Farmers have also asked about using fall tillage to terminate prevented planted cover crops. “If the prevented planting cover crop was planted using state or federal funding, tillage is not allowed this fall,” said Stewart. “If financial assistance was not received, NRCS still does not recommend tillage to destroy cover crops this fall because of the increased erosion risk.” For more information about cover crops, erosion control and other conservation issues, contact your local NRCS office.

Great American Smokeout/ Lung Cancer Awareness month As the American Cancer Society marks our 100th year in the fight to end cancer, we celebrate the progress we’ve helped make against lung cancer and tobacco use. While our progress is remarkable –perhaps more so than any other cancer-fighting organization – there is still more work to be done. On November 21, we will rally people everywhere to join us for the Great American Smokeout during our 100th birthday year to take action that will help finish the fight once and for all. Since the 1950’s, Society fundedresearch has helped scientists understand the role of tobacco in cancer development. We have worked tirelessly in the fight against tobacco to educate consumers on the dangers of smoking, provide support to those who want to quit, and mobilize communities – in the United States and globally – to implement public policies that save lives. • More than 24 states have passed smoke-free workplace laws to protect 49% of the US population. • Smoking is banned on all domestic US flights. • Most states ban distribution of

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free cigarettes. Nationally, tobacco advertising is banned on broadcast media. • From 1965 to today, cigarette smoking among adults in the US decreased from more than 42% to around 19%. Although tremendous progress has been made, we have more to do to finish the fight. • Every six seconds someone in the world dies because of tobacco use. • Smoking-related diseases remain the world’s most preventable cause of death. • Smoking is the cause of nearly 1 in 3 cancer deaths. • Nearly 1 in 4 high school seniors and 1 in 3 people younger than age 26 smoke. • Of every 3 young smokers, only 1 will quit, and 1 of those remaining smokers will die The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Grundy County. For more information please contact Neal Bohnet at 515.215.1093 or neal.bohnet@cancer.org or log on to relayforlife.org/grundycountyia.

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Grundy County Magistrate Court Richard Eugene Forrest, Marshalltown, Driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked, $397.50; Sheenan Marie Seamans, Steamboat Rock, Driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked, $402.50; Anthony William Diamond, Conrad, Open Container (Driver over 21), $335; Nicole Ann Macheak, Iowa Falls, Open container (Driver over 21), $335; Katlyn Marie Akin, Marshalltown, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $163.35; Candice Marie Johnson, Des Moines, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $222; Chrishawda D. Gore, Des Moines, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $141; Thomas Lynn Crane, Marshalltown, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Bryce Craig Hutcheson, Garwin, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Leeza Marie Andrews, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Brandy N. Welzien, Marion, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Bo Jacob Meester, Ames, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Theodore Donald Schulze, Mingo, Violation financial liability coverage, $397.50; Jullian R. Goodson, Madison, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $141; Savana R. Jacks, Milan, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Rebecca Helen Ehlert, Cedar Falls, Operation without registration, $185.63; Bobby E. Lage, Omaha, Neb., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $163.35; Walker Brouwer Martinson, Cedar Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $148.50; Steven Louis Orth, Traer, Operation without registration, $168.35; Christy Rae Waleski, Reinbeck, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $163.35; Leonard J. Kennedy, Grundy Center, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Cisneros Arellano Sergio, Austin, Minn., Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119;

Drew Louis Becker, New Hartford, Failure to maintain safety belts, $127.50; Richard Eugene Forrest, Marshalltown, Violation financial liability coverage, $397.50; Kenneth Dean McClary, Fort Dodge, Maximum hours of service violation, $161.25; Cody William Moody, Harpers Ferry, Dark window/windshield, $127.50; Taylor Arin Murphy, Tipton, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Kaley S. Pattison, Tonganoxie, Kan., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Jacey R. Beiner, Cedar Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $168; Kayla Lee Roman, Bear Creek, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Craig Lynn Schellhorn, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $168; Patricia R. Frost, Des Moines, Speeding 55 and under zone (11-15 over), $168; Keyaira Kay Phillips, Waterloo, Dark window/windshied, $127.50; Madison Katherine Logan, Oelwein, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Brendyn J. Smith, Freeport, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Paul David Chamberlain, Gladbrook, Dark window/ windshied, $127.50; Taylor William Runge, Dark Window/Windshield, $127.50; Mark Frederick Reid, Sedalia, Mo., Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Dexter Patrick Bass, New Orleans, La., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Ryan Lee Hosea, New Hartford, Failure to yield upon entering through highway, $200; Debra Anne Redix, Dike, No valid driver’s license, $200; Debra Anne Redix, Dike, Violation financial liability coverage, $402.50; Jason Arroch Barnhart, Iowa Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Elizabeth Louise Gordon, Webster City, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Elizabeth Louise Gordon, Webster City, Violation financial liability coverage, $397.50; Meghan Jean Ammons, Altoona, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Deanna Elizabeth Elder, Hudson, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Daniel Joseph Torrence, Bondurant, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Alyssa J. Feldman, Haverhill, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Tina L. Frieden, Joy, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Chad Michael Pohlmeier, Bondurant, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Tu Anh Huynh, Mount Dora, Fla., Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $168; Ashlee Nicole Downs, Urbandale, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $222; Claire Elaine Nichols, Johnston, Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Crystal Ann Hartkopp, Parkersburg, Operation without registration, $127.50; Sheenan Marie Seamans, Steamboat Rock, Operation without registration, $132.50; Robert Jamison Swiatly, Cedar Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Shirley Jean Mervine-Denton, Marshalltown, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Maddison Marie Kelley, Dike, Failure to carry insurance card, $87; Kate Marie Deakins, Maxwell, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Enes Dizdarevic, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Shane Allen Combs, Waterloo, Speeding 55 and under zone (16-20 over), $186.50;

Brian Robert Schmitz, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Lucas James Weber, Grundy Center, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Eshay Abakr Emer Moustafa, Des Moines, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Sarah Anne McCallum, New Hartford, Speeding 55 and under zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Angela Marie Nelson, Fredericksburg, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Wanda Elaine Lester, Aplington, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Troy Glenn Trask, Wellsburg, Failure to maintain safety belts, $127.50; Kirti V Desai, Schaumburg, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; David Lyle Guldager, Parkersburg, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Jeremy Michael Alberts, Aplington, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Mariah Kaitlyn Danger, Dike, Speeding 55 and under zone (11-15 over), $173; Martin Eugene Harp, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; George Eugene Lansink, Cedar Falls, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; John William Ops Stanish, Eldora, Speeding 55 and under zone (11-15 over), $173; Steven F. Tortorella, Wells, Maine, Speeding over 55 zone (1115 over), $173; Cindy Lou Wygle, Waterloo, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Cade Cory Groenveld, Parkersburg, Failure to maintain safety belts, $127.50; Janelle E Eddy, Parkersburg, Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $87; Clifton Carl White, Robins, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $87; Benjamin Garrett Kuhl, Beaman, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Adam Lawrence Staker, Morrison, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Timothy Charles Baker, Farmington, Minn., Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Julie Anne Bridges, West Branch, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Huynh Nhu Do, Northfield, Minn., Speeding over 55 zone (610 over), $119; Jonathan Dean Elsberry, Grundy Center, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Bowen Guan, Madison, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $173; Jessica Marie Heetland, Hartley, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Richard James Klinefelter, Gladbrook, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Taylor Samuel Case, Conrad, Failure to obey stop or yield, $200; Lisa Renee Kanagy, Grundy Center, Operation without registration, $127.50; Terrance Glen Ehlert, Grundy Center, Driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked, $397.50; Natasha Sonny Williams, Houston, Texas, Speeding over 55 zone (More than 20 over), $222. Ricky Alan Sigler, Grundy Center, Speeding over 55 zone (More than 20 over), $292.88; Amanda Lee Jorgenson, Aplington, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $141; Leopoldo Caballero, Hampton, Operation without registration, $141; Kendra Elizabeth Odland, Newton, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $141; Terrance Glen Ehlert, Grundy Center, Dark window/windshield, $127.50; Jennifer Ann Smith, Steamboat Rock, Operation without registration, $127.50; Jayden Payton Dolash, Union, Failure to maintain control, $200; Tifanie Kay Adams, Cedar Falls,

Speeding 55 and under zone (11-15 over), $222; Hunter Creek McCalley, Marshalltown, Minor using tobacco (first offense), $55; Richard Stanley Gustin, Marshalltown, Excessive length, $465; Blake Steven Hofstadter, Dysart, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $148.50; Erin Leigh Isvik Flage, Aplington, Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $87; Stephanie Marie Sokoloski, Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $100.50; Averie Mae Keoppel, Sioux City, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $141; Nathan W. Norris, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (1-5 over), $100.50; Alea Lynn Klatt, Laurens, Dark window/windshield, $127.50; Genoa Marleena Martin, Cedar Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (1115 over), $168; Anthony James Pottebaum, Carroll, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $168; Ann Cutshall, Allison, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Shane David Merry, Wellsburg, Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $87; Ali Al-Rabie, Reinbeck,. Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $87; Coral Nicole Thede, Norwalk, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Stephen John Gray, Vinton, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Haley Ashton Ramsey, Johnston, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Keria Elizabeth Huyser, Newton, Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $168; Bernadette Thomas, Commerce City, Col., Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Jeffrey Joseph Arens, LeMars, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Haley N. Hasenstein, Bartlett, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Troy Lynn Irvin, New Hartford, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Mark Kendall Hovey, Golden, Col., Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Rachael Lyn Tiby, Urbandale, Failure to display registration plate, $87; Trey Vaughn Muilenburg, Bettendorf, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Zoe M. Weber, Wheaton, Ill., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Cindy Lou Dietrick, New Hartford, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Lowell Dean Stutzman, Kalona, Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Mary A. Gaston, Beaman, Speeding 55 and under zone (11-15 over), $168; Brandon John Clough, Marshalltown, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Richard S. Fairbairn, Hubertus, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $119; Ethan Timothy Krieger, Kamrar, Speeding over 55 zone (More than 20 over), $233.75; Susan Lynn Haas, Waterloo, Speeding over 55 zone (16-20 over), $181.50; Mariea Agnes Plendl, Hampton, Operation without registration, $127.50; Nicholas Ross Griffieon, Ankeny, Speeding 55 and under zone (1-5 over), $87; Rachel Luann Houts, Dike, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $114; Zandria Renaee Meyers, Oelwein, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Tana Susanne Thomas, Marshalltown, Speeding 55 and under zone (6-10 over), $119; Donald Dale Fairbanks, Grundy Center, Operating non-registered vehicle, $127.50.


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From page 1 month with a request to widen his driveway. The change from 18 feet was approved without discussion. Council also waived the final two readings, allowing the ordinance to be effective as soon as it is published. The Council approved a salary for Kendra Lufkin as Deputy City Clerk. She replaces Sawyer, who is currently serving as interim city clerk. Council also approved a lease agreement with Advance Systems, Inc. for an updated copy, fax, scan and print machine for City Hall. INRCOG’s Colleen Simmons spoke to the Council about the Black Hawk Water Trail, which extends from Grundy Center to Waterloo. Simmons spoke to the Council about developments with the trail, which has seen objections from some land owners who are concerned about

liability and trespassing. Simmons said land owners are legally protected against lawsuits. She said the water in the trail is considered public property, but the banks of the stream are considered private. Sawyer reported that the City has closed on the bond that will be used to replace city streetlights. Construction on the project will start next spring. The Police Department has also received its body-worn cameras and is currently training to put the cameras into use. Police Chief Brock Gilbert said the cameras should be in use this week. He said the Department’s new radios have also come in and will be in use soon. “We’re excited, I think everybody is, for both the cameras and the radios,” he said. Gilbert also reported on some

Veteran’s Day home again and see that house, or From page 1 of November in the Marine Corps. Nov. 10 is the Marine Corps birthday, which is celebrated annually, Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day and the end of the month has Thanksgiving, where families will gather with loved ones. And then he asked the audience to think of the sacrifice of veterans in building the world we live in. “A lot of these men were in a place in their life where they didn’t know if they were going to come

see their family, or see their kids,” he said. “We should always remember (our veterans),” he said. “One day a year doesn’t do it justice. We should always remember them. We should always thank them. Because of them we are home and we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today, the things that we take for granted. They answered the call to duty. We should be thankful for that every day of the

School Board From page 1 received prices for salt and sand rather than the calcium chloride mix that proved costly a year ago. Saak added that Precision indicated that it would be willing to meet with the School District and adjust the contract as necessary. In other business at the special meeting, the Board discussed the makeup and responsibilities of several District committees.

The Board also accepted the resignation of its secretary, Stephanie Saak, who has accepted a position as an assistant to the associate provost at UNI. Saak requested to be released from her contract in two weeks, rather than the 30 days specified in her contract, leading to discussion among Board members about the precedent that could set. The Board voted to require Saak to fulfill her contract, but allowed her to take

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issues with both patrol vehicles. Problems with the pickup that was purchased earlier this year were covered under warrantee, but the problems with the city’s older patrol car could be more serious. Public Works Director Dan Bangasser discussed a rate increase that the city recently received for its purchase of water. He said the last increase the city received was in 2009. “Basically what it does is increase the rate we pay for water from $3 per 1,000 gallons to $3.15 per 1,000 gallons,” he said. Van Wert said the Council will discuss whether to raise the city’s water rates to cover the additional expense at its December meeting. Councilman Dave Stefl suggested that the increase should be minimal.

year.” Grundy Center fourth-graders saluted veterans with the song “We are One Nation,” which will also be featured in their Nov. 21 program. NHS members also spoke about the meaning of Veteran’s Day and   recognized veterans present at the ceremony. The ceremony ended with a traditional 21-gun salute from the AmVets and American Legion Honor Guard and the playing of Taps.

two weeks accrued vacation after two weeks so that she can begin her new job when UNI needs her. Board member Ron Saak, who is related to Stephanie, abstained from the vote and stepped out of the Board room for much of the discussion. S. Saak added that she would be willing to come and assist the School District in its transition to a new person in her position.

American Education Week is Nov. 18-22 Help celebrate American Education Week, November 18-22, and join Americans nationwide in joining the National Education Association (NEA) in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. This year’s celebration highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students,

and communities in a unified effort to build great public schools. It also reflects the NEA’s vision of calling upon America to provide public school students with quality schools so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century. American Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a dif-

ference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Thank you for taking an active role in your child’s education. Pictured above in Grundy Center’s American Education Week poster are students Jessica Saak, Jasmine Kanagy, Dayne Zinkula, Bailey Reding, Brayden Sawyer and Trent Greiner.

Refuse to Sign an Easement! Stop The Rock Island Clean Line! Fight For Your Farmland! YOU and your neighbors can STOP the Rock Island Clean Line from going through valuable Grundy County farmland, lowering its value. This TEXAS COMPANY thinks they can EASILY TAKE AWAY YOUR FARMLAND AND REDUCE ITS VALUE. WHY MAKE IT EASY FOR THEM? REFUSE TO SIGN A VOLUNTARY EASEMENT after the November 20th Informational Meeting at the Community Center. NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT UP THE GOOD FIGHT! .....WE FIGHT NOW..... OR WE REGRET IT LATER.

Please join with us, The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance, to STOP the Rock Island Clean Line from ruining your farm. We are all fighting the same battle to keep our farmland and quality of life. There is strength in numbers! As of October 15th, the RICL has admitted that 85 OBJECTIONS have been filed with the Iowa Utilities Board. Our website, www. iowastopricl@gmail.com will provide you with: *FORMS TO FILE OBJECTIONS WITH THE IOWA UTILITIES BOARD (GRUNDY COUNTY IS DOCKET # E-22131) *Your rights going through the eminent domain process (A LOCAL COUNTY BOARD WOULD DETERMINE THE VALUE OF YOUR LAND, NOT A TEXAS COMPANY) *contact addresses for state and local politicians, commodity groups, and farm organizations (THE ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU OPPOSES THE RICL) and much more. Under the “legal” heading, you will see we have hired a large Des Moines law firm to help fight our battle. Other ways to contact the Alliance:...write us at P.O. Box 303, Ayrshire, Iowa, 50515......or email us at iowastopricl@gmail.com .....or call us at 712-262-5229 Alliance members will also be at the November 20th meeting.The Alliance will be holding our own informational meeting for those opposed to the RICL on November 25th at 7 p.m. in Parkersburg, Iowa at the Parkersburg Memorial Building, 205 Colfax Street. FIGHT FOR YOUR FARMLAND!

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Frieda M. Beenken

Frieda M. Beenken, 89, of Grundy Center passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 10, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the American Lutheran Church with Pastor Luther Thoresen officiating. Visitationwas held on November 13 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Burial followed the funeral service at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Online condolences may be left at www. abelsfuneralhomes.com. Frieda was born on August 20, 1924, in Lincoln, the daughter of Hans and Emma (Strahlendorf) Kuehl. She and her family lived in Garwin and other surrounding communities, later settling with her family just south of Grundy Center. On January 7, 1946, Frieda was united in marriage to Louie Beenken in Davenport. The couple resided in Grundy Center and welcomed 3 children into their family. Frieda helped her husband with farming and also worked at Manly Drug in Grundy Center for over 20 years. She was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center where she taught Sunday school. Frieda enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, crocheting, sewing, puzzles, canning and baking, especially her famous Molasses Cookies. Frieda really enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She will be long remembered for her generosity and the love she gave to her family and friends. Frieda is survived by her children Linda (Paul) Wehrman of Waterloo, Sandy (Gene) Peebles of Grundy Center and Alan (Bobbie) Beenken of Grundy Center; grandchildren Ann Marie (Todd) Armstrong of Grimes, Troy (Jennifer) Popes of Lebanon, Mo., Julia Beenken, Jody (Dustin) Lutterman of Grundy Center and Lacy (Zach) Tripp of Grundy Center; great-grandchildren Aubrey and Howie Popes, Drake and Asher Lutterman and Abigail Tripp. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Louie; seven brothers and one sister in infancy; son-in-law Howard Popes; several greatgrandbabies.

Hospital to offer free memory screenings

GRUNDY CENTER – Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) is offering free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in conjunction with the National Memory Screening Day initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The Memory Screening Day is an annual program that emphasizes the importance of proper detection and treatment of memory problems, as well as educates the public about successful aging and resources available to senior citizens. Hospital Social Worker Kristi Barnett, LSW has been trained to provide the memory screenings, which take ten to fifteen minutes and consist of questions and tasks designed to test memory, language skills, and other intellectual functions. The confidential screening is not used to diagnose any particular illness, and does not replace a consultation with a physician should you have concerns about memory loss. However, it is an important first step toward finding out the cause of memory problems. Certain memory problems can be readily treated, such as those caused by vitamin deficiencies or thyroid problems. Contact Barnett at 319-824-4129 or Kristi.Barnett@unitypoint.org to schedule a memory screening. Appointments are available beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 19. Barnett is also able to conduct the memory assessments at other times throughout the year as needed. For more information about the national memory screening initiative, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening. org.

Sternhagen receives funding for jewelry project GRUNDY CENTER — Grundy Center Junior-Senior High School art teacher Ronda Sternhagen was among 120 Iowa teachers who recently received exciting news of funding for classroom projects. Sternhagen's classes received funding for a $689.28 Jewelry Class Glass Fusing-No Digital Kiln Required project through U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers campaign. The wireless carrier worked with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org to fund $500,000 in creative and impactful classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. Iowa donations worth $70,820 will benefit 8,950 students throughout the state. Teachers across the country posted classroom projects that covered a variety of topics that included language and literacy, math and science, music and the arts, health and sports

and special needs. Some educators asked for novels, bookshelves and calculators, while others requested LCD projectors and digital cameras. “U.S. Cellular’s continued support of education is helping to make an impact in schools across the nation,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “The company’s donations allow teachers to do more in the classroom, and our children reap the benefits.” U.S. Cellular has brought bring back its Calling All Communities campaign for the fifth year. Schools can rally community support for the chance to win a share of $500,000 to fund what their students need the most. The top 20 schools that garner the most community votes will each win $25,000 to use as they wish to improve their educational experience. Additional information is available at www.uscellular.com.

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Members of the Grundy Center High School National Honor Society Lizzy Rose Chapter are pictured with former classmates Jacob Harberts (left) and Connor Hamilton, who are currently members of the United States Marine Corps, and members of the Grundy Center AmVets and American Legion Color Guard. Students and former students pictured, left to right, are: Harberts, Jessica Ackerson, Kennedy Buss, Emily Robinson, spen ClevelandAndrew Sternhagen and Hamilton. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

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Alzheimer group to meet Nov. 21

GRUNDY CENTER — The Alzheimer Support Group will meet Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Place Assisted Living Center, 95 D Avenue, Grundy Center. The theme for this month’s meeting is Celebrating the Holidays while living with Alzheimer’s Disease. For more information call Cathi at 319824-5674.

G.C. Lutheran church to host Harvest Dinner

GRUNDY CENTER — The American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center will host a Harvest Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p..m. A free-will donation will be accepted.

Holy Family Parish to host cookie, candy walk, bazaar

REINBECK — The Holy Family Parish will host a cookie and candy walk and bazaar Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in rural Reinbeck. The event will feature craft booths, various nativity sets and vendor displays in addition to the walk and bazaar. Visitors will be invited to purchase a box and fill it with cookies and candy. The church is located at the intersection of Highways T-55 and D-35 (Zaneta Road), between Reinbeck and Dike.

Barn quilt calendars available

2014 Barn Quilt Calendars are now available at the following locations: ISU Extension Office- Grundy Center; The Mill; Hens & Chicks, Conrad; Brick Bungalow, Wellsburg; Country Closet, Reinbeck;

Grundy County Farm Bureau, Grundy Center; Grundy County Heritage Museum, Morrison; Fountain on Main, Reinbeck.

Public Health to host monthly foot clinic

GRUNDY CENTER — Grundy County Public Health will hold their monthly foot clinic at Arlington Place on Monday, Nov. 18. The clinic is open to anyone desiring assistance with trimming their toenails. A public health nurse will examine feet and perform nail trimming and filing. A foot massage is available. There is a fee for this service. Please call 319-824-6312 for more information or to make an appointment.

Gospel concert set for Nov. 26 in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD — Tuesday, Nov. 26 is the date set for the next gospel concert at the New Hartford Community Center. This month’s group is 4TEH, a male gospel quartet that has been singing at Trinity Bible Church since 2007. The free concert is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the concert at 7. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Any questions call Ray Hemmer at 277-4848.

A-P High School to present ‘Seussical’

PARKERSBURG — AplingtonParkersburg High School will present the musical SEUSSICAL on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.in the A-P High School Auditorium. Now one of the most performed shows in America, SEUSSICAL is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! A meal sponsored by the music promoters will precede the show and malts will be available after the show.

Meyer receives service award

Les Meyer, right, received a certificate from the Grundy County Board of Supervisors and board member Harlyn Riekena Tuesday for his 20-years of service to the county. Meyer works on the Secondary Road crew. (Courtesy photo)

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A huge thank you goes out to everyone who came to participate in our Halloween Carnival! We had over 250 people attend our carnival for games, raffle prizes and a spooky Haunted Hallway. A special thank you to those who volunteered to help set up, lead games, and bravely lead everyone through the hallway! Archery will be starting the week of Dec. 15! Jeff Havens returns to teach this exciting class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5:00 in the Upper Elementary Gym. Our Archery program is open to all kids in grades 6-12. Be sure to sign up soon!

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Compiled by Lisa Kanagy 10 Years Ago This Week - 2003 •Pictured are the DNH and GC girls volleyball teams that are headed to state tournament •Plans are underway for the 10th annual Holiday Lighted parade with a theme of Home for the Holidays’ •Mrs. Rickert reported about her 3rd grade class that ‘became’ a character from their book for their Halloween celebration •The Grundy County Board of Supervisors agreed on the purchase of three new tandem axle trucks to add to the Secondary Roads Dept •Kelloggs Cereals-$1.99/box •Center Theatre - Under The Tuscan Sun 25 Years Ago This Week - 1988 •Grundy Center Football players celebrate their Class 1-A state championship, pictured on the front page •Activities have begun at the school IMC and Kling Library in observance of Children’s Book Week •There were 83 named to the GCHS Honor Roll with 15 of those being straight ‘A’ •Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Everts celebrate their 40th anniversary • The smell of Pies is what was wafting out of the Home Ec’s class in the Wellsburg Foods I class, after being taught how to make the perfect pie crust •Center Theatre - Bat 21 •Libby’s Pumpkin - 16 oz. can for 59¢ 50 Years Ago This Week - 1938 •Mrs. Minnie Haren is oldest state resident at 108 years •Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wendell of Marengo have purchased the Holland Grocery •Carol Kinney reported to local Rotarians about her summer in Japan, as an exchange student •During the last PTA meeting ‘Trends in Modern Math..’was presented by several teachers •Wellsburg new fire truck and station were well attended during the open house •Center Theatre- ‘Flipper’ and also ‘PT 109’ •Tangerines - 59¢ per dozen 75 Years Ago This Week - 1938 • 1135 Grundy County Farmers to get benefit payments as a result of meeting the requirements of the farm program this year •Nice ripe strawberries were gathered at farm two miles north of Stout on Armistice Day •Over 8,000 yards of dirt have been moved in preparation for the new school building •Rev. Peter Ilgen resigns as pastor of the Lutheran Church in Holland, due to advanced years and ill health accounted for his decision •New Grundy Theatre-Laurel & Hardy in ‘Block-Heads’ •P & G Soap -6 bars for 23¢

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I spent much of last week reading the saga of Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin with a great deal of interest; of how he left the football team because he felt tormented ... and about how teammate Richie Incognito was, possibly wrongly, accused of being his main tormentor. I might have even taken a little more interest than most in this story. This is one of those stories that hit home for me. Not only did I sympathize with Jonathan Martin ... but I identified with him. For a number of years, mostly before I came to Iowa, I was a victim of bullying. Bullying takes many forms, and its perpetrators will almost always say it By JOHN JENSEN is innocent fun. Yet the person on the other end doesn’t think it is fun at all ... for many it is torture. The victims of bullying tend to be sensitive people ... often hyper-sensitive. At least that’s what I was. To this day I have a hard time dealing with criticism. Bullying can also come from many different sources. In Jonathan Martin’s case, the sources seem to be teammates doing what they do with every other player. Pro athletes say it’s to toughen the teammate up. To me it seems like taking advantage of the weak, who in their case tend to be younger players. In my case, I dealt with bullying from both classmates and a teacher. Regular readers of this column might remember me talking from time to time about coming to Iowa from Ohio just before I turned 14 years old. What I haven’t ever told you is that the move to Iowa saved me from a personal hell that wasn’t all that different from what it seems like Martin might have been going through. We moved not only from Ohio to Iowa while I was growing up, but also from Michigan to Ohio when I was in third-grade. Common wisdom is that moves get more difficult for kids to change schools as they get older. For me it was just the opposite — the first move proved to be much, much more difficult. It shouldn’t have been that way. We moved from a small community not much larger than Grundy Center to a town about the size of Marshalltown located right on Lake Erie that had a lot of things to do. My parents sacrificed their preferred rural lifestyle for a nice house in a nice neighborhood in a nice community that seemed to have nice schools. Yet it was school where my life was the worst ... I just didn’t fit in well. I don’t remember much about the first few months of school there other than feeling very lost and very alone. My new teacher, Mrs. Bammer, quickly decided that I was too far behind in a couple of subjects to let me take them with my classmates. Instead of helping me catch up (I was behind because the school district I came from in Michigan missed a lot of class time due to lake-effect snow), they sent me out of the classroom to take spelling and one other subject (possibly math) with kids a grade lower than I was in. I was brought up in a home where education was important and had done well in school in Michigan, so being sent to take subjects with the second-graders was tough for me to accept. Being the new kid, I found friends anywhere I could, though it didn’t seem like I kept friends very well. There were some nice kids in our neighborhood who became my friends, but there were some pretty rotten kids there, too. And I wasn’t at all tough ... things they did and said hurt me more than they probably should have. A few of the kids figured out how soft and naive I was, and, pretending to be my friends, convinced me to say a few things into a tape recorder that proved to be pretty humiliating. Instead of John, to some of the kids my name became those things I said … hateful, homophobic words that I cannot print in the newspaper. Things improved at school in fourth- and fifth-grade as I got to know some kids and got up to speed on learning. I was even elected an alternate to the student council. But kids also figured out that I was hyper-sensitive about things … that they could get me to cry pretty easily. There was one kid, I

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believe Bruce was his name, who tormented me every day about the shirt I wore, the shoes … even the shape of my glasses. I knew I shouldn’t be so sensitive about what he said, but I was. To this day I remember my mother telling me, “Sticks and stone will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” But the names did hurt. And I didn’t handle it well. To be honest, I probably should have confronted Bruce on the playground … beaten the you-know-what out of him and then taken whatever punishment I would receive for it … but I was taught that fighting never solved anything. Teachers and school councilors weren’t a lot of help. At the time, bullying was just thought to be part of growing up. I remember my fifth-grade teacher actually putting my desk next to Bruce’s, which only made the situation worse. I don’t think Mr. Holthausen meant any harm … I’m guessing he was simply trying to toughen me, much the way it seems Jonathan Martin’s coaches might have been trying to toughen him. My parents knew there was something wrong and they tried to help any way they could. They talked to the teachers about my social issues. Mom and Dad even had me talk to a psychologist once or twice and enrolled me in some group sessions for troubled kids. The problem with the sessions was that they dealt mostly with kids who had been in trouble with the law … that wasn’t my M.O. … most of my trouble was in my head. Not everything was bad. There were things I enjoyed doing in school, like being a member of the swim team and playing music. And for the most part things had settled down in the neighborhood, where I had quite a few friends. I was also in the local Scout Troop, elected to a leadership position, and enjoyed a lot of the things we did. But things were still tough in school, where it didn’t seem like I had any true friends (our district was large enough that I rarely saw the neighborhood kids). Things came to a head in seventh-grade, when I ran into some of the same problems that plagued me in the neighborhood a few years before. I was in science class with a kid named Kevin, who I thought was my friend. Kevin thought it would be funny if I wrote some profanity in my lab book in science class. It seemed funny to me, too, at the time, and I was too naive to realize that what I was doing could get me in serious trouble. Needless to say our teacher, Mr. Kinsel, didn’t react well to what I did. I remember him yelling at me to “throw the book away” in front of the entire class, an undressing that I truly deserved. I’m pretty sure Kevin got in some trouble because of the whole situation, too. Mr. Kinsel talked to my parents at teacher conferences soon thereafter, and we decided to work together to improve. And my grades did improve. I raised what had been a nearly failing grade after one quarter to a B+ by the end of the school year. And Mr. Kinsel raised that B+ to an A- because of the work I’d put in to improve. Mr. Kinsel was a really great guy, right? Actually he wasn’t. He thought because he had helped me he had the right to push me around. I hated being called anything but my real name and particularly hated being called Johnny. But Mr. Kinsel went out of his way to call me John-E-Jensen any time he saw me. It was minor, but it bothered me, and I asked Mr. Kinsel to respect this. There were also a few other incidents with Mr. Kinsel. I believe after school. Finally I snapped, dropping the respect we were supposed to use toward teachers, and sarcastically called him Tom-E-Kinsel in the hallway after he greeted me his usual way. I can still hear him screaming at me for having a big mouth over that one. I don’t recall getting in any more trouble over that (it would have been pretty hard for the teacher to justify his side), but I’m also pretty sure we never spoke again. Soon after that incident was when we came to Iowa. Coming to Iowa was the best thing that happened to me. I had a new start in a school system that was a lot different than the one in Ohio. The kids seemed a lot nicer and it didn’t seem like I ran into teachers with the ego that Mr. Kinsel had. I didn’t get along perfectly - I was still the new kid with the quirky personality, and Fairfield was pretty leery of new kids because of the divide between the “townies” and “gurus” who attended Maharishi International University; but after a little while I settled in. My grades got better and I was, for the most part, accepted for who I was in school. It wasn’t perfect, but I doubt it was any harder for me than it was for any other kid. I truly think our society today handles bullying a lot better than it did 25 years ago. The fact that it is acknowledged as a problem and frequently talked about is a huge step in the right direction, as is most schools’ notolerance policy toward it. I must admit wondering what my life would have been like if we had never moved to Iowa. Would I have made it through school without having a complete breakdown? Would I have gone on to college and earned a degree? Would I have ended up with a career I enjoy? Would I have met the girl of my dreams, gotten married and lived happily ever after? It certainly seems like those are questions that were better off left unanswered.

To the editor, A plague may be coming to Iowa unless Iowans do something to stop it. If you have land in the path of Rock Island Clean Line, you know what we are talking about. For the rest of you, we’ll explain. Rock Island Clean Line is a group of billionaire investors from Texas and New York. They are proposing to build a 500-mile electric transmission line across Iowa and Illinois. It would start in northwest Iowa in O’Brien County and stop at Morris, Ill. near Chicago and eventually to the East Coast. It’s a massive transmission line carrying 3,500 megawatts of direct current with towers up to 175 feet tall. Rock Island Clean Line will tell you it is good for Iowa. Here is why it is not! Not any of the electricity produced in Iowa is staying in Iowa. In fact, not any of the electricity will be hooked to the current grid system. This is a merchant line, which means electricity is sent east and sold. Rock Island Clean Line will be cutting through prime farmland, wildlife habitats, through farmsteads and next to homes. It is not following any road corridors but instead cutting through middle of sections. Why would anyone agree to have this line destroy Iowa’s resources and not get any of the electrical benefits? As mentioned before, this is no small line. Large equipment such as bulldozers will be used to clear pathways more than 200-feet wide. Cranes will be used to erect the massive towers and tons of cement several feet deep will be poured in the ground to anchor the towers. All of this heavy equipment and traffic will have serious long-term problems for productivity, not to mention problems with broken drainage tile. This transmission line will also cause problems for crop dusting and lower land values. What about other potential problems such as radio, television, cell phone, and Internet reception? What about health effects from electromagnetic fields? There’s a wealth of information on the Internet about cancer from electromagnetic radiation. Rock Island Clean Line has stated that this transmission line could be capable of handling another 2,000 wind turbines. Does Iowa seriously want another 2,000 wind turbines to look at? We are rather fond of looking across the horizon and seeing the wide open spaces. We like Iowa’s landscape of fields, farmsteads and groves of trees. We enjoy seeing flocks of ducks, geese or birds fly across the sky or an eagle or hawk float in the air. We enjoy Iowa’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We’re not fond of looking across the horizon and seeing giant wind turbines and giant transmission lines. Iowa wouldn’t even reap any electricity benefits from such an eyesore! Rock Island Clean Line promises to bring jobs and economic benefits to Iowa. But who will want to live here, work here and raise a family here when Iowa is a state of wind farms and transmission lines? Besides, doesn’t agriculture and agtourism create jobs and economic benefits? Rock Island Clean Line will tell you that Iowa’s wind energy is a clean and renewable energy source; so why then do they have plans to hook up to coal and nuclear energy? See LETTER page 8

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We would like to Thank everyone for Mom’s care she received at the Grundy Care Center, Iowa Hospice and Dr. LaTendresse for their support. For all the kind words, food, prayers, flowers and thoughtfulness our friends showed after Mom’s passing. To Pastor Robbie who delivered a beautiful service in honor of our Mother. The family of Minnie Schmidt

An Amphibian Migration By NICK BUSEMAN Grundy County Conservation Operation Supervisor Around the first week of October for about a two week span I began to notice little black critters slowly trying to cross roads near ponds or wetlands. Often they were traveling away from a body of water. While assisting these creatures across, probably the most dangerous task they experience during their life; I recognized that these little black critters where Tiger Salamanders. Or as my son would call them “lizards.” These smooth, wet skinned salamanders resemble a lizard, but they are an amphibian where a lizard is a reptile. As many of you probably know an amphibian is an animal that lives part of its life in the water and the other part on land. Other examples of amphibians are frogs or toads. Amphibians must lay their eggs in water, after hatching the young stay in a larval stage for a period of time before maturing into an adult. In the larval stage they have gills to obtain oxygen from the water; they look almost fish-like. Once fully developed the adults develop lungs to breath. With the development complete the salamander and other amphibians leave the water. The term amphibian migration is probably not the correct term for amphibians traveling to or from water, but it sounded good to me. Unlike waterfowl migration where these birds are traveling thousands of miles, some amphibians may only be traveling a few feet. The Tiger Salamander on the other hand may travel a longer distance. With this occurring during a few weeks in the spring and in the fall it is a rare time to actually witness a salamander in the open. Salamanders are a quiet secretive animal; they generally only come out at night. They live in moist areas or often in burrows up to two feet in the ground. People may be surprised by how many salamanders exist. In some moist woods scientists estimate that there are more salamanders than birds and mammals combined! Since they live in burrows or under leaves and logs they go unnoticed. The Tiger Salamander is the largest salamander found on land and can grow up to a foot in length. Adult Tiger Salamanders feed on worms, insects, and other small animals. One interesting fact about young salamanders is that if they lose an arm or leg they are able to grow a new one. So therefore salamanders are used in the medical field by doctors to see if it is possible for people to regenerate limbs, too. The Tiger salamander is the most common species of salamander, but there are three others that have been found in Iowa. They are the Blue-spotted salamander, Mudpuppy, and the Central Newt. Setting your eyes on these other three species is considered a considerable rarity. The Tiger Salamander is a neat animal and very calm, so on your travels keep your eyes open for a slow traveler trying to making it across roads throughout the county.

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Crop price outlook meeting in Conrad on November 20 The Tri-County Ag Marketing Club meets 3 times this fall and winter in Conrad. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20 beginning at 6:30 pm in Conrad at the Mid-Iowa Co-op Grain Marketing Office located at 209 North Lincoln Street. The November 20 program is titled Storing Unpriced Grain: Strategies & Tools. Presenters include Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist and Ed Kordick, Commodity Services Manager with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Participants will be instructed that afternoon how to enroll in the Iowa Commodity Challenge, an online market simulation

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Friday, November 15 — Potato Crusted Fish, Red Potatoes, Zucchini, Multi Grain Bread/Margrine, Chocolate Pudding, Tartar Sauce Monday, November 18 — Taco Beef, Lettuce & Tomato, Spanish Rice, Fiesta Vegetables, Tortilla Chips, Tropical Fruit, Sour Cream, Taco Sauce Tuesday, November 19 — Herbed Pork Patty, Mixed Beans, Zucchini & Tomatoes, Wheat Bread/ Margarine, Fresh Banana Wednesday, November 20 — Chicken Casserole, Brussels Sprouts, Tuscany Vegetables, Wheat Roll/Margarine, Fresh Fruit Thursday, November 21 — Beef Spaghetti Sauce, Spaghetti Noodles, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Wheat Bread/Margarine, Glazed Fruit Each meal includes milk. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. For more information, to reserve a place or order a meal, call the Grundy Center Senior Center at (319) 824-3843.

Chapter AR, P.E.O. meeting

The regular meeting of Chapter AR, P.E.O.was held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Jane Wilson with Susie Kliebenstein and Margaret Ehrig serving as co-hostesses. Carol Simms was honored for 50 years of membership in the organization. Darlene Smoldt presented an interesting program on various ways to wear and tie scarves as well as other fashion tidbits. The next meeting will be a social meeting on December 16 when the members plan to attend the New Horizons Band Concert at the Gallagher Bluedorn in Cedar Falls.

GRUNDY CENTER — The holidays can be an especially difficult time when a loved one has died. Many who are grieving state that the second holiday season can actually be more difficult than the first. In recognition of the special challenges faced by mourners at this time of year, the Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes will hold a candlelight holiday remembrance service at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center on Sunday, Dec 1st at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The public is invited, in addition to those families served by the Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes. This

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House of Compassion Thursday, November 14 we are invited to help serve at House of Compassion on Church St. to partner with IA River Church, who prepare the food. Please arrive in Marshalltown by 4:15 pm. Christmas Faire November 17 and November 24 are the dates of the Christmas Faire, which offers alternative gifts to help people here and in other lands. Your gift can honor one of your family in giving gifts to those less fortunate than us. Join us before church at 9:30 am and after 10:30 am worship , at noon for potluck both dates and browse. Exhibits include SERRV, Foods Resource Bank, IA Peace Network, Heifer International, Fair Trade items, and Guatemala calendars. Ivester Church is located in Grundy County at 25056 E Ave, rural Grundy Center. IA Peace Network You are invited to Stover Church of the Brethren in Des Moines for an Open House for IA Peace Network, an ecumenical organization devoted to peace and justice, on November 24 from 2 - 4 pm. Please come to the lower level. Guest speakers are Jeffrey Weiss, from Catholic Peace Ministries, speaking on the current Syria situation, and Zach Heffernen, who will speak on the summer 2014 March for Climate Control. There will be items to purchase from non-profit peace organizations. The church is located at 4100 6th Ave, Des Moines, south and west from the I-80 2nd Ave exit. Youth Youth Group will meet next Sunday, November 17 at the church at 6 pm.

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game. The game allows participants to trade their 75,000 bushels of corn and 25,000 bushels of soybeans stored at a local elevator using marketing tools such as cash, forward contract, futures or options. The public is invited to attend this meeting and there is a registration fee payable at the door. The Tri County Ag Marketing Club is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Mid-Iowa Co-op, Lincoln Savings Bank, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Grundy National Bank. If you have questions, please contact Shari at the Grundy County Extension Office at (319) 824-6979.

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year’s service will feature a video tribute, remembering each of those served by our funeral homes since November 2012. Rev. Matthew Nuiver of United Reformed Church in Wellsburg will bring a message. Each attendee will have an opportunity to light a candle in memory of their loved one who has passed. Tips for coping with the holidays following loss will be shared, including free copies of a children’s activity book, Handling the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died, authored by Robyn Plocher. Interested persons may call the funeral home for additional information.

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Calendar of events Grundy Community Center Thursday November 14 Friday November 15

To celebrate 65 years

Chris Freese and Esther (Schmidt) were married on November 16, 1948 at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in Holland, Iowa. The family of Chris and Esther Freese will be celebrating their 65 years of marriage at an open house in early 2014. Anniversary blessings may be sent to 202 1st St., Dike, IA 50624

• Grundy Comm. Center – Walking. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilts Room Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m., Legion Room • Grundy Comm. Center – Walking, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilts Room Exercise, 9 a.m., Legion Room Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m, Legion Room 10:30 a.m., Bingo

Saturday November 16

• Grundy Comm. Center – Niebuhr Family, Legion Room

Sunday November 17

• Grundy Comm. Center – Orchard Hill Church, 9:45 a.m., Legion Room

Monday November 18

• Grundy Comm. Center – Walking, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilts Room Exercise, 9 a.m., Legion Room Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m., Legion Room

Tuesday November 19

• Grundy Comm. Center – Walking, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilts Room 10:30 a.m., Bingo Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m., Legion Room

Wednesday November 20

• Grundy Comm. Center – No Walking Exercise, 9 a.m., Legion Room Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m., Legion Room

Thursday November 21

• Grundy Comm. Center – Walking. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilts Room Congregate Meals, 11:30 a.m., Legion Room Blood Drive, 12:30 p.m., Wilts Room

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Doris Van Deest on November 10 Mervin Van Deest on November 29 Love, Your Kids and Grandkids and Great-Grandkids Cards can be sent to 204 K Ave. #5, Grundy Center, IA 50638

Grundy County Community Foundation to award grants

The Grundy County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting grant requests for this upcoming 2013 grant cycle. The deadline to submit a grant request is midnight Dec. 31, 2013. Non–profit 501(c)3 agencies and service clubs, and government entities serving Grundy County residents are welcome to apply for funding to complete their charitable projects. The application can be found on the web at www.cfneia.org/affiliates/ GrundyCounty/grants Angie Holloway, Program Director for the Grundy County Development Alliance, said the first couple of pages of the application provides some basic information about the foundation, as well as information about our grant making process. “We hope this will help answer some questions for those who are considering applying, but are not sure if they can, or if their project qualifies”. Projects awarded funding will be announced in the Spring. For more information, please call the Grundy Count Development Alliance at (319) 825-3606. The Grundy County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.

Kiwanis honors outgoing president

Grundy Center Kiwanis Club president Jeff Havens (left) presents a plaque to outgoing president Ron Dellit during a recent meeting. (Courtest photo)


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Thursday, November 14, 2013 Volume 89  –  Number 46

The Grundy Register

"A HIDDEN TREASURE"

Alice Ruter honored as an Iowa Centenarian Alice Ruter of Wellsburg, a member of Iowa’s elite group of citzens who are now 100 years of age or older, was honored at the 2013 Centenrian Honors Celebrtion at the Iowa State Center Scheman Building in Ames on Monday, Oct. 14. The award is sponsored by Iowa’s Department on Aging. Alice was one of 25 centenarians honored at the celebration luncheon. Each centenarian was presented a certificate and rose by Governor Branstad. The oldest honoree present was a 105-year-old gentleman. Alice, who was born April 9, 1911, is one of 14 children. She has lived her entire life in Grundy County. She has a collection of over 400 vases from all 50 states and many countries. Alice taught in a one-room country school for 15 years and taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She enjoys word puzzles, sudokus, scrapbooking, and canasta parties. Alice has exchanged the same Christmas card with her 105-year-old sister, Emma DeNeui, for over 60 years. She has never been an over-night patient in a hospital. Alice’s words of wisdom for living a long life are, “Keep looking

AGWSR high school honor rolls

ALL “A” HONOR ROLL Quarter 1 Grade 9: Bethany Lippert Grade 10: Dylan Heetland, Levi Stockdale Grade 11: Jessica Lippert Grade 12: Olivia Ingledue, Taylor Risius

HONORS’ ROLL (3.668-4.000 G.P.A.) Quarter 1 Grade 9: Caleb Bartling , Brenna Bonewitz, Madeline Brandt, Anna Jaspers, Addison Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Nathan Karsjens, Clair McCready, Caleb Meinders, Ryley Rieken, Sophie Stahl, Sydney Weichers Grade 10: Josh Balvanz, Justin Bartling, Rachel Frazier, Katie Gast, Travis Haupt, Ian Heetland, Reagan

Rathe Grade 11: Jeremiah Clemons, Nolan Clemons, Paola Cordova, Madison Deters, Hope Frey, Yulisa Garibay, Sully Hofmeister, Jami Johnson, Clayton Meinders, Reece Rieken, Cristian Villalobos, Rebecca Wiarda Grade 12; Trevor Bakker, Kimberly Ellingson, Jared Haupt, Danielle Henning, Alexa Johnson, Alex McCready, Autumn Rieken, Taylor Steinfeldt, Anna Wilson

HONOR ROLL (GPA-3.250-3.667) Quarter 1 Grade 9: Mason Eilderts, Alana Groninga, Emily Guyer, Gennifer Hardin, Tate Hofmeister, Brent Janssen, Jay Janssen, Jordan Kurth, Mikaila Kyle-Murphy, Cody Lyons,

Allee Mazoway, Sage Mullins, Isaiah Nazario, Austin Rekward, Tyler Rose, Lucas Schumacher, Madison Van Heiden Grade 10: Samantha Fiscel, Joshua June, Mitchel Miller, Travis Pfaltzgraff, Landon Sanders, Dalton Schipper, Jeremiah Stull, Grade 11: Dalia Gonzalez, Kenzie Huisman, Kaylynne Huttinger, Brandon Johnson, Jodi Johnson,Morgan Kappel, Megan Marlette, Cortanie Nederhoff Grade 12: Owen Abkes, Patrick Bierman, Clayton Bohner, Valentin Bourgois, Keith Christensen, Jordan Cobie, Madison Fryslie, Morgan Harms, Austin Heitland, Dillin Hofmeister, Jaime Huerta, Dakota Jone, Mason Kelly, Stina Lehne, Riley Oelmann, Jacob Young

Alice Ruter receives centenarian honors. (Photo courtesy Steve Alexander, Des Moines) up!” In addition she states, “In my first century of life, I didn’t have as

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Wellsburg wind farm among several being built by MidAmerican Energy DES MOINES — MidAmerican Energy Company has announced additional details about the largest wind expansion in Iowa’s history. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to develop up to 1,050 megawatts of additional wind generation in Iowa by the end of 2015. Construction activity is now underway at each of the five project sites and MidAmerican Energy is releasing information about the developers, turbine supplier, contractors and project size by location. MidAmerican Energy recently reached an agreement with Highland Wind Energy, LLC, an Invenergy Wind LLC company, for the acquisition of the approximate 500-megawatt Highland wind project site in O’Brien County. Agreements also were reached with EDF Renewable Energy for the acquisition of the approximate 250-megawatt Lundgren wind project site in Webster County, and with two RPM Access, LLC companies for the acquisitions of the approximate 138.6-megawatt Wellsburg wind project site in Grundy County and the approximate 117-megawatt Macksburg wind project site in Madison County. In addition, MidAmerican Energy’s existing Vienna wind farm, constructed in 2012, is being expanded by 44.6 megawatts in Marshall County (Vienna II wind project). After the conclusion of a competitive tender process, MidAmerican Energy has selected Siemens

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our customers.” The wind expansion will provide more than $3 million in landowner payments each year and more than $360 million in additional property tax revenues over the next 30 years. The expansion will be constructed at no net cost to the company’s customers and will help stabilize electric rates over the long term. Approximately 1,000 construction jobs will be added to Iowa’s economy during the two-year construction period, and approximately 40 new permanent jobs will be added when the expansion is complete. On May 8, MidAmerican Energy announced plans to expand its wind generation fleet in Iowa. On Aug. 9, the Iowa Utilities Board approved an agreement between MidAmerican Energy and the Office of Consumer Advocate granting state approval to proceed with the wind generation expansion. The company began building wind projects in 2004 and, to date, has installed 1,267 wind turbines in Iowa, making MidAmerican Energy the No. 1 rate-regulated utility owner of wind generation in the U.S. When the projects are complete by yearend 2015, approximately 39 percent of MidAmerican Energy’s generation portfolio will come from wind resources associated with its 1,715 wind turbines, further strengthening the company’s top ranking.

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Life in a Fort

By SUE ECKHOFF Grundy County Heritage Museum A frontier soldier might spend up to half of any given year on campaign against the Indians, which meant he spent the rest of his time on post. Every soldier was glad to reach a refuge after weeks or months in the field, but few regarded a fort as a pleasant place to come home to. The site of a fort had to meet certain requirements: there had to be enough water to sustain a regiment, sufficient grass for animals, timber for building s and fuel, and level terrain for barracks, officer’s quarters, storehouses, stables, wagon sheds, and a parade ground. Strategic necessity rather than comfort was the prime consideration in the placement of the garrisons. Their function was to guard transportation routes, primarily wagon trails and the new railroads being built, and to keep watch over the always volatile Indians. By their very nature, Army posts lay far from civilization, often deep in the land of “hostiles” as the Army referred to unfriendly Indians. Danger was never far away. Indians raided for horses or livestock, ambushed soldiers dispatched off post for short

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The Grundy Register Diane Paige, Correspondent Phone: (319) 989-2163

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D-NH presents "Annie"

Dike Library fundraiser underway

Dike Public LIbrary's annual fund raiser, "The Book Basket Auction" is underway. Stop by the library to view the wide variety of baskets on display and place a bid on your favorites. Bidding ends on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m.

Birthdays Thursday, November 14: Dale Christensen, Josh VanGundy Frida,y November 15: Duane Schipper, Allyson Aswegan Saturday, November 16: Sean Morgan, Cleo Ericksen, Anthony Woodley, Don Graves Sunday, November 17: Ruth Mulder, Byron Mulder Monday, November 18: David Graves Tuesday, November 19: Mike Bern, Sam Brandt, Tom Textor Wednesday, November 20: Betty Fischer

Miss Hannigan (played by Krissy Nielsen) has harsh words for the children in her orphanage in an early scene of "Annie" at Dike-New Hartford High School last week. Children pictured are Nate Schmitt, Lexi Fager, Ryanne Shoemaker, Tayt Hager, Hailey Junker, Katelyn VanWechel, Kristi Koch and Rebecca Jorgensen. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

Dates for Dike

Thursday, November 14 Volleyball State Friday, November 15 No school Volleyball state Saturday, November 16 Volleyball state Sunday, November 17 Local church services Monday, November 18 Basketball practice begins 7 pm Board meeting Tuesday, November 19 NICL Band Concert Wednesday, November 20 Early dismissal 6:30 Booster club meeting

Dike Lions

The Dike Lions served their smoked pork chop dinner last Sunday and served 150 hungry guests. The Lions use the proceeds for community projects. The Lions honored the local Veterans with the dinner for free.

Annie (played by Erica Fernandez) sings a solo during the Dike-New Hartford drama department’s presentation of “Annie” last week. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

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American Lutheran Church Luther Thoresen Pastor 319-824-3557 8:45 a.m. Worship Service www.alcgc.org Bethany Presbyterian Church Tom & Jean Bower, Pastors 319-824-5471 10:00 a.m. Worship Service First Baptist Church 319-824-3324 www.firstbaptistgrundycenter.com 9:15 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service First Presbyterian Church Rev. Mike Campbell, Pastor Rev. Sheryl Campbell, Parish Associate 319-824-3152 9:00 a.m. Worship Service United Methodist Church Phil Dicks, Pastor 319-825-5408 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Adult Study at AP 10:15 a.m. Pastor led Bible Study in FH Orchard Hill Church (Center Theatre) 319-824-3039 9:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service Orchard Hill - Lincoln Center Jesse Henkle, Host Pastor 319-824-6178 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School

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Colfax Center Presbyterian Robbie Grames, Pastor 319-824-5231 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Rev. Rick Vollema 319-346-1090 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Discussion Group

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First Christian Reformed Thomas Vos, Pastor 641-869-3305 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Pleasant Valley United Methodist Dot Geersema, Pastor 641-869-3637 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship Reformed Church 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study St. John Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:45 Sunday School & Bible Class St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran 641-869-3992 8:15 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service St. Peter’s Country Church Rev. Michael McLane, Pastor 563-581-2866 8 a.m. Morning Worship United Reformed Church Matthew Nuiver, Pastor 641-869-3633 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School 7 p.m. Evening Worship Steamboat Rock Baptist Church Harrison Lippert, Pastor Bryce Roskens, Associate Pastor 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Contemporary Service

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United Methodist Church Dan Ridnouer, Pastor 319-989-2535 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service

Liberty Baptist Church (GARBC) Dennis Sanders, Pastor 319-989-2141 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Praise Service

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Holy Family Catholic Parish Rev. David Kucera 319-345-2006 Mass: 5:30 p.m., Sat. - Parkersburg 9:30 a.m., Sunday - Reinbeck Salem Church of Lincoln Rev. Barb Muhs, Pastor 641-473-2450 9:25 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Bethel Reformed Church 319-347-6219 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Mark Decker, Pastor 319-988-3967 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School

Ivester Church of the Brethren Co-Pastors Katie & Parker Thompson 641-858-3879 9:30 a.m. Christian Education 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Noon potluck

Fredsville Lutheran Church Rev. Lisa Dietrich, Pastor 319-989-2065 8:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School

Reformed Church of Stout Stephen and Olga Shaffer, Pastors 319-346-1487 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 Sunday School

Dike-New Hartford drama students presented “Annie” as their fall musical last Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the high school auditorium. Above, Annie (played by Erica Fernandez) meets Oliver Warbucks’ assistant Grace (Carrie Grassley) for the first time. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

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From page 4 Landowners do not receive annual payments for this transmission line on their property, unlike landowners with wind turbines. In fact, landowners don’t have a choice. Rock Island Clean Line can use the power of eminent domain if they have to. If the Iowa Utilities Board grants the go ahead with this project, this will set a precedence for more giant transmission lines crisscrossing Iowa. Rock Island Clean Line already has more projects proposed throughout Iowa and the Midwest and your land may be next in line. Think about it. Is this what we want for Iowa’s future? Iowa would be losing some of its richest resources to help pad the pockets of billionaire investors. Do you think they care about Iowa or Iowans? If this is not the plan or vision you have for Iowa, your community, or neighborhood, then act ­­­now! Tell Governor Branstad and the Iowa Utilities Board that Iowans are opposed to the Rock Island Clean Line. Contact other state legislators and commodity groups and oppose this line. Go to the informational meetings and let your voices be heard. Parkersburg’s meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 3:00 pm at the American Legion. Grundy Center’s meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 9:00 am at

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the Community Center. These meetings are open to the public. Contact the Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance for information on how to stop Rock Island Clean Line. The website www.iowastopricl.com has valuable information and the email address is iowastopricl@gmail.com; or phone at 712-262-5229. Find out how to file your formal objection and do not sign a voluntary easement with Rock Island Clean Line. Additional Note: Alliant Energy says the Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman has approved a proposed power plant in Marshalltown. The $750 million natural gas-powered plant would generate about 600 megawatts of electricity. The utility says it’s important for long-term plans to provide electricity for customers in Iowa and Minnesota. The company hopes to begin construction in 2014 and start operations in 2017. Why would Iowa allow Rock Island Clean Line to ship out renewable wind energy produced here in Iowa and then allow a natural gaspowered plant to be built to provide electricity to Iowa and Minnesota? Does that make sense? Ted and Kim Junker New Hartford

Iowa KidsNet celebrates National Adoption Month this November Grundy County —Iowa KidsNet is proud to join child welfare advocates and families across the country in celebrating November’s National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the more than 101,000 children in the U.S. who are waiting to be adopted from foster care and to recognize the people who make a difference in their lives. According to the Iowa Department of Human Services, as of August 2013, there were about 622 children in Iowa who were legally eligible for adoption from foster care, meaning parental rights had been terminated. Many of these children already have an adoptive home identified with a relative or a foster family, while others are still waiting for an adoptive home. “Every child in our state deserves to have a permanent connection to a caring adult,” said Theresa Lewis, Iowa KidsNet project director. “Iowa has an ongoing need for more foster and adoptive families,

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especially those who can care for teens, sibling groups and children with special needs. Nationally, each year over 23,000 youth turn 18 and age out of foster care without having permanent family connections. Together we can make sure all Iowa youth have the support they need to reach their bright potential.” On August 31, 2013, there were approximately 6,300 Iowa children in foster care, which includes placements in non-relative foster homes, relative foster care, group homes, institutional care, supervised independent living or on trial home visits. Iowa will hold National Adoption Day events this November in Davenport, Waterloo, Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Webster City, Des Moines, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids when many adoptions of children from foster care are finalized and celebrated on the same day. In all Iowa counties, including Grundy County, Iowa KidsNet provides a structured network of support for foster families and postadoption support for families who have adopted from foster care and have a subsidized adoption.

Derrick William Taylor, 25, Grundy Center, Unauthorized use of credit card. $625 fine, $218.75 surcharge (fine and surcharge suspended), 30 days jail (all but nine days suspended, credit for time served), 1-2 years supervised probation, $600 attorney fees. Joseph Allan Griffith, 53, Cedar Falls, Assault. Deferred judgment, 1-year self-probation, $200 civil penalty, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $86.61 court costs plus accruing, No-contact order to remain for five years. Jack Miller Brandt, 56, Reinbeck, Public Intoxication. $100 fine, $35 surcharge, $60 court costs. Richard Lee Sampson, 50, Hastings, Mich., Possession of Marijuana. Deferred judgment, 180 days self probation, $150 fine, $125 LEI Surcharge, $100 court costs, Complete substance abuse evaluation. Noah Robert Sanderson, 33, Conrad, Public Intoxication (second offense). $315 fine, $110.25 surcharge, 12 days jail (credit for time served), Complete substance abuse evaluation. Nicole Ann Macheak, 30, Iowa Falls, Operating While Intoxicated; $1,250 fine, $100 court costs, 1-year self probation, Complete course for drinking drivers, Follow recommendations of previously-filed substance abuse evaluation. Anthony William Diamond, 44, Conrad, Attempt to Elude (Count I), Open container violation (Count II). $315 fine (Count I), $200 fine (Count II), $110.25 surcharge (Count I), $70 surcharge (Count II), $125 LEI Surcharge, $100 court costs (Count I), $60 court costs (Count II), 30 days jail (suspended, credit for time served), 1-year self probation. Michael Scott Parker, 28, Davenport, Possession of Marijuana, third offense (Count I), Driving while barred, habitual offender (Count II). $625 fine (each charge, suspended), $125 LEI Surcharge, $100 court costs (Count I), $60 court costs (Count II), 30 days jail (suspended), Driver’s license suspended 180 days, 1-year supervised probation. Jeffrey David Rash, 25, Grundy Center, Interference with Official Acts; $100 fine, $35 surcharge, $60 court costs. Autumn Nicole Neessen, 19, Grundy Center, Fifth-degree theft, $65 fine, $22.25 surcharge, $4 victim restitution, $125 LEI Surcharge, $60 court costs. Heather Renee Anger, 33, Cedar Falls, Assault; $200 fine, $70 surcharge, $87.61 court costs plus accruing, Five-year no-contact order. Steven Lee Kiewiet, 47, Reinbeck, Assault; $200 fine, $70 surcharge, $60 court costs. Ashleigh Amber Schrage, 23, Parkersburg, Possession of Controlled Substance (synthetic cannabinoid) with intent to deliver; Deferred judgment, $625 fine, Court Costs, Comply with Substance Abuse Treatment recommendation, 12-24 months supervised probation, Four related

cases dismissed at defendant’s cost. Amanda Lou Nielson, 31, Grundy Center, Operation while intoxicated, first offense; $1,250 fine, $437.50 surcharge (half suspended upon having filed proof of being licensed to drive), $126.50 court costs, Seven days jail (all but two suspended, credit for time served), In lieu of jail, defendant may complete 48-hour residential OWI program through Kirkwood Community College), 12-months self-probation, Complete course for drinking drivers, Complete substance abuse evaluation and treatment. Dale Richard Burrows, 51, New Hartford, Operating while intoxicated, second offense; $1,872 fine, $656.25 surcharge, $126.50 court costs, Defendant may perform community service in lieu of fine at approval of probation officer, 30 days jail (all but seven suspended, credit for time served), 24-months supervised probation, Victim restitution, Complete substance evaluation and treatment, Complete course for drinking drivers. Christian Kelsey, 18, Gladbrook, $365 fine (all but $65 suspended), $22.75 surcharge, $60 court costs. Heather Marie Warren, 34, Gladbrook, Operating while intoxicated first offense; $1,250 fine, $437.50 surcharge (half suspended upon having filed proof of being licensed to drive), $126.50 court costs, Seven days jail (all but two suspended, credit for time served), In lieu of jail, defendant may complete 48-hour residential OWI program at a community college), 12-months self-probation, Complete course for drinking drivers, Complete substance abuse evaluation and treatment. Clay Clubine, 19, Conrad, Public Intoxication, $65 fine, $22.75 surcharge, $60 court costs. Marriages Xavier Thomas Collins, Union; Kellie JoAnn Olson, Conrad; Married in Conrad. Elizabeth Anne Engelkes, Waterloo; Charles William Clayton, Waterloo; Married in Lincoln. Dennis George Porter); Brenda Marie Wolf; Married in Marshalltown. Dissolutions Nicole Danielle Onnen, Reinbeck (Petitioner); Robin L. Ohnen, Grundy Center (Respondent); Married Oct. 15, 1993, in Grundy Center. Sheryl Ann Wilson, Grundy Center (Petitioner); James Donald Wilson, Grundy Center (Respondent); Married Jan. 28, 1982 in Waterloo. Francisco Javier Merino Mesa, Aplington (Petitioner); Nicole Sue Johnson, location unknown (Respondent); Married July 30, 2008 in Eldora. Hannah Lovera Redix, Fremont, Calif. (Petitioner); Justin Lee Redix, Wellsburg (Respondent); Married Dec. 18, 2004 in Grundy Center. Stacy L. Clubine, Conrad (Petitioner); David Wayne Clubine (Respondent); Married July 16, 1993 in Vinton.

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CALENDAR Nov. 14...Library Board Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15…Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20…KAT, MCC Basketball, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Nov. 21…Friends of the Library Board, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22...Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23…Breakfast & Stories with Mrs. Claus, 10 a.m. Nov. 28…LIBRARY CLOSED, Thanksgiving Nov. 29…Open regular hours; No Storyhour Friends of the Library Annual Basket Auction The Friends of the Library is holding the Annual Holiday Basket Auction at the library during the month of November. Thank you to all the groups and individuals who donated baskets! Please stop by and consider bidding on a basket. Your bid supports the Friends of the Library, and the baskets make great Christmas gifts! Check out what’s happening this month Mrs. Claus will be stopping by the library to read some stories and share in a breakfast on Sat., Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be provided by GNB! PM Storyhour will be Tues., Nov. 5th at 5:30 p.m. Bring your little ones for some fall stories, songs, and fun! KAT: Nov. 20th: Join us for stories, snacks and learn some moves from the Marshalltown CC Basketball Team! What do you do at the library anyway Do you ever wonder what we do to keep ourselves busy at the library? Here is just a peak into the last ten days at the library: -We hosted the Waterloo Blackhawks for some VERY excited fans. -We had 70 people attend our KAT Halloween Party. -We provided three storyhours. -We partnered with Grundy County Extension to offer a program about the insurance marketplaces. -In total, the staff attended three training sessions including a STEM training event at ISU in Ames. -We worked with other libraries in Grundy County to apply for a technology grant through the State of Iowa. -We circulated over 1350 items and added 61 new items to our collection! -Much, much more! We love to stay busy providing information services for the community. Stop by the library to catch us in action for yourself! Adult Fiction Never go back: a Jack Reacher novel, Jean Barrie Borich; The last dark, Stephen R. Donaldson; Still Alice, Lisa Genova; Spider woman’s daughter: a Leaphorn and Chee novel, Anne Hillerman; The lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri; Starry Night: A Chrismas novel, Debbie Macomber; The husband’s secret, Liane Moriarty; Night film, Marisha Pessi; Storm Front, John Sandford; Doing hard time, Stuart Woods; Solomon’s oak, Jo-Ann Mapson; The forever of Ella and Micha, Jessica Sorensen; Guilty as sin, Jami Alden; Love finds you in Frost, Minnesota, Judy Baer; Catch and release: stories, Lawrence Block; Chasing evil, Kylie Brant; The Necromancer’s house, Christopher Buehlman; Nowhere safe, Nancy Bush; The star of Istanbul: a Christopher Marlowe Cobb thriller, Robert Olen Butler; Forsaken, B.J. Daniels; Pacific: a novel, Tom Drury; The Circle: a novel, Dave Eggers; Songs of Willow Frost: a novel, Jamie Ford; Run to you, Rachel Gibson; A holiday yarn, Sally Goldenbaum; Manana Means Heaven, Tim Z. Hernandez; Day One: a novel, Nate Kenyon; Orphan train, Christina Baker Kline; Against the mark, Kat Martin; Christmas carol murder, Leslie Meier; Big sky wedding, Linda Lael Miller; Home to Whiskey Creek, Brenda Novak; Diamond in the rough, Diana Palmer; Hush little baby, Suzanne Redfearn; Fools, Joan Filber; The secret of Ella and Micha, Jessica Sorensen; Identical, Scott Turow; The daylight gate, Jeanetter Winterson; A seaside Christmas: a Chesapeake shores novel, Sherryl Woods; Bad Man’s Range, Jackson Cole; The First Mountain Man: Preacher’s massacre, William W. Johnstone; Glittering

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www.thegrundyregister.com IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR GRUNDY COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA Docket No. (Sale No.): 13-0545(1) Court No. EQCV059064 Sheriff Sale PLAINTIFF: NATIONWIDE ADVANTAGE MORTGAGE COMPANY VS. DEFENDANTS: VETTRE READOUT, F/K/A VETTRE WOOD - IN REM; CSMC, INC. DBA CENTRAL STATES MORTGAGE - IN REM; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION OF THE REAL ESTATE LOCATED AT 13181 150TH STREET, ACKLEY, IOWA - IN REM; SHANE ROBERT WOOD - IN REM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county.  The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: A parcel located in Section 27, Township 89 North, Range 18 West of the 5th P.M. Grundy County, Iowa: Commencing at the Southwest Corner of said Secion 27, thence due East 435.8 feet to the point of beginning, thence continuing East 613.6 feet, thence due North 294 feet to an iron pin, thence due West 608.9 feet to an iron pin, thence South 0 degrees 55 minutes West 294 feet along an existing fence to the point of beginning. Street Address: 13181 150th Street, Ackley, Iowa 50601. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale is January 7, 2014 at 10 a.m., at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 705 8th St., Grundy Center, Iowa 50638 Phone (319) 8246933 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed 1/2 acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the Sheriff will have it platted and charge the costs to this case. This sale not subject to redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amt - $93,971.45; Costs - $347.48; Accruing Costs - Plus; Interest - 5% of $93,971.45 from June 3, 2013 = $2,806.27. Attorney is David R. Elkin (515) 244-3188. Date: September 28, 2013 Sheriff: Rick D. Penning Deputy: By Deputy Zach Tripp 45-2 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS The Grundy County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on October 28, 2013, at 9:00 A.M. Chairperson Ross called the meeting to order with the following members present: Riekena, Schildroth, Smith, and Bakker. Motion was made by Bakker and seconded by Smith to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Carried unanimously. Motion was made by Schildroth and seconded by Riekena to approve engineering proposal on 2014 bridge inspection and rating services with Calhoun-Burns of West Des Moines at a cost of $136.37 per structure and to authorize the Board of Supervisors to sign said proposal. Carried unanimously. Motion was made by Smith and seconded by Bakker to approve plans and specifications on Bridge F-30 Project No. SBRFM-3505(601)— 5D-38 for anticipated IDOT bid letting on January 22, 2014, and to authorize the Board of Supervisors to sign said plans. Carried unanimously. Gary Mauer, County Engineer, reviewed department matters with the Board. Motion was made by Riekena and seconded by Smith to allow the Grundy Center Village of Lights Committee to erect a Christmas tree in the gazebo on the courthouse square. Carried unanimously. Motion was made by Riekena and seconded by Schildroth to authorize the chairperson to sign a Quit Claim Deed to correct an issue of ownership of Stoehr’s Pond. Carried unanimously. Jamie Behrends, Crisis Intervention Service,

Public Informational Meeting Notice Proposed ±600 kV HVDC Electric Transmission Line Grundy County, Iowa • Docket E-22131 Notice is hereby given that Rock Island Clean Line LLC (“Rock Island Clean Line” or “Petitioner”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, having its principal place of business at 1001 McKinney Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002, proposes to construct, operate and maintain an approximately ±600 kV high voltage direct current electric transmission line, of which approximately 38.20 miles of transmission line is being proposed in Grundy County. The purpose of the new transmission line is to transmit renewable energy produced in Iowa and the surrounding region to Illinois and eastern markets of the United States. A map showing the proposed corridor for the line (the “notification corridor”) and the preferred route is attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. The notification corridor reflects the area in which landowners have been notified of the public informational meeting described below and in which easements may be sought following that meeting. The Petitioner’s preferred route would start at the Butler/Grundy County border in Section 6 of German Township and continue south for 0.5 mile, where it then turns east and continues generally along a half-section line for approximately 13 miles. It then turns south and continues along a half-section line for 1 mile before turning east and continuing generally along a half-section line for 5.75 miles. The route then turns south and continues along a quarter-section line for 3 miles, where it turns east and continues generally along a half-section line for 3.25 miles. It then turns south and continues along a half-section line for approximately 9.2 miles, where it then turns east along a quarter-section line for 2.5 miles, where it enters Black Hawk County. The preferred route may not be the final route chosen, however the final route will be within the notification corridor as outlined on the attached map. As a landowner or a party adjacent to, in possession of, or residing on property which may be affected by the location and construction of the aforementioned electric transmission line, you have the right to be present at a public informational meeting to be held at the place and time listed below and conducted by the Iowa Utilities Board (“Board”). You also have the right to file with the Board, at 1375 E. Court Avenue, Room 69, Des Moines, IA 50319-0069, objections to the location and construction of the proposed lines as described. Informational Meeting to be held: 9:00 am ~ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Grundy Center Community Room 705 F Avenue Grundy Center, IA 50638 Representatives of the Board will preside at the informational meeting and present a summary of the legal rights of the affected landowners. Representatives of Rock Island Clean Line will be present to discuss the project and to answer questions. Persons with disabilities requiring assistive services or devices to observe or participate should contact the Board at (515) 7257300 in advance of the scheduled date to request that appropriate arrangements be made. The Petitioner must request and obtain a franchise from the Board authorizing construction

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introduced Mary Ingham, Director of Crisis Intervention Service, who gave an agency update. Don Kampman, IT/GIS Department Head, reviewed the IT/GIS Department budget for fiscal year 2014. He discussed the need to purchase a SANS storage device in the current fiscal year. Motion was made by Schildroth and seconded by Bakker to adjourn. Carried unanimously. James Ross, Chairperson Rhonda R. Deters, County Auditor 46-1 HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING November 4, 2013 The Holland City Council then in regular session at the Holland Community Center on Monday, November 4, 2013. Pro-Tem Mayor Cox called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Schoolman, Beck, Blythe:, Kuester Absent None Schoolman made a motion to approve the minutes, 2nd by Blythe, all ayes, motion carried. Mike Wildung was not present for the water / sewer report. Scott Borchardt was present to observe. There was discussion on the D-35 Bridge on sewer and construction permit. There was also discussion on the rezoning of the property at 21695 210th Street. The Council will contact the new property owner to discuss water and sewer options. After discussion, Blythe made a motion to approve bills, Kuester 2nd, Schoolman choose to abstain, all ayes motion carried. Beck made a motion to adjourn, Schoolman 2nd, all ayes motion carried. Next meeting December 2, 2013 at 7 P.M. Gary W. Stoehr Jr., City Clerk BILLS for PAYMENT (City of Holland) GENERAL FUND FOR AMOUNT Alliant Energy, Electric Bill(s)................ 267.79 Gary Stoehr Jr., Wages........................ 437.70 Blythe Sanitation, Comm. Bldg............... 30.00 Jerry Schoolman, Wages / meter reading.57.72 Windstream, Phone bills....................... 109.64 Gary Stoehr Jr., Mileage......................... 60.00 IPERS, Retirement Fund........................ 81.85 Blythe Sanitation, Recycling................. 460.00 Mid-America Publishing, Grundy paper.. 11.24 REC, Light.............................................. 14.00 Liz Steinmeyer, Wages........................... 69.26 One Call, Locates................................... 18.00 Blain Lage, Spraying............................ 350.00 Jerry Schoolman, Wages / Sewer, Water, Mowing......................................................... 937.35 USPS, Stamps....................................... 92.00 Casey’s, Mower gas .............................. 49.31 J.D. Financial, Supplies.......................... 16.09 IGRA, Membership Dues....................... 95.00 Sam’s, Membership Dues...................... 45.00 SEWER FUND Central Iowa Water, Wastewater Contract ...... .......................................................... 360.00 Alliant Energy, Sewage Plant................. 19.31 Frontier, Mowing................................... 450.00 IDNR, Construction permit................... 100.00 Keystone Labs, Samples...................... 110.00 Visu-Sewer, Grouting........................ 29604.00 WATER FUND Alliant Energy, Water Shed..................... 59.45 Central IA Water, POA........................ 1870.50 PAYEE RUT OPT. TAX Alliant Energy.........462.88 Phelps Imp.............506.37 46-1 Board of Directors: Special Board Meeting Grundy Center Community School District Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00 PM The Special Board Meeting held by the Grundy Center Community School District Board of Directors in the Administration Board room was called to order at 5:00 PM by President Johanns. Roll Call: Present: President Johanns and Directors Saak, Ascher, and Mackie Absent: Director Mathews Administration: Murra Visitors: John Jensen - Grundy Register Motion was made by Director Mackie, seconded by Director Ascher, to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Director Ascher, seconded

of the transmission line. After the Board has reviewed the petition for franchise, it may conduct a public hearing and landowners will have a right to participate in the hearing process. Notice of the public hearing will be published in a Grundy County newspaper with countywide circulation. To obtain the requested franchise, the Petitioner must show that the proposed transmission line is necessary for a public use, that the proposed transmission line represents a reasonable relationship to an overall plan of

by Director Mackie to approve the snow removal bid from Precision Lawn Care. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Director Saak, seconded by Director Mackie to approve the School Improvement Advisory Committee as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Director Mackie, seconded by Director Ascher to approve the Teacher Leadership Committee as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Director Mackie, seconded by Director Ascher to approve the Facilities Committee as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Director Saak, seconded by Director Mackie to approve the Finance Committee structure as presented. Motion carried unanimously. Director Saak excused himself from the meeting due to a conflict of interest with a personnel request. Motion was made by Director Mackie, seconded by Director Ascher to approve the resignation of Stephanie Saak as Administrative Assistant and Board Secretary. Motion carried unanimously with Director Saak absent from voting. Director Saak rejoined the meeting. Motion was made by Director Mackie, seconded by Director Saak to adjourn the meeting at 5:45 PM. Motion carried unanimously. GRUNDY CENTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ATTEST: Bob Johanns, Board President Stephanie Saak, Board Secretary 46-1 COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS The Stout City Council met in regularly scheduled session on Monday November 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall. Mayor Jim Folkerts called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Officials present: Rich, Ross, Rogers and Folkerts, also present C. Hauser and Daran Klingenborg. Absent: None, Guests: Kevin Ingold, Virgil Cordes, William Rogers, Kenny DeVries, and DeAnn Ross. Council member Rich moved to approve the consent agenda, and minutes dated October 7, 2013 and October bill list in the amount of $6632.48, seconded by Rogers. Ayes: 3. The following claims include expenses for the City, Park and Fire Department AgSource, water................................... $32.00 IPERS benefit.....................................$239.32* Allied Insurance..................................$975.88* MidAmerican Energy .......................... $310.99 Boyd Software Co. .......................... $1950.00 MidAmerican Pub Corp......................... $40.13 Celane Hauser, mileage ..................... $175.38 Payroll, 10/8/2013-10/31.................. $1608.34 Century Link ...................................... $101.04 Postmaster ........................................... $79.00 CIWA, sewer/water ............................ $170.40 Roger Bergman, park ........................ $160.00 Cooley Pumping, park ........................ $90.00 State Bank & Trust.............................. $700.00 Total Expenses ................................ $6632.48 October receipts per fund: General $15695.44, Ag levy $327.79, PO Rent $229.17, Interest $18.47, Utility Tax $181.48, Road Use Tax $1617.84, LOST $1157.81, Water $1299.82, Drainage $127.52, Recycling $255.01, Sales Tax $90.85, Penalties/Adjustments $26.49 and Bulk water $61.63. Total Revenue $21,089.32 MAYOR AND COUNCIL COMMENTS: New Business-not necessarily in order of discussion A. Set Public hearing to approve FY13 AFR. RESOLUTION 11-04-13-01-Public hearing set for Mon., Dec. 2nd at 7 pm-Rich moved to approve, seconded by Rogers. Ayes: 3. B. Discuss purchase of new city software program from Small City Solutions. Rich moved to approve purchase, seconded by Ross. Ayes: 3. C. Kevin Ingold wanted to have permission to change original bldg permit issued May 6, 2013. Rich and Ross heard proposition. Rogers abstained due to being the neighbor with issue. Both council members denied request to extend fence beyond the side of the house at 6’ but agreed Ingold could still extend at 3’ height as original permit issued. Other Business: None, Upcoming Events: City Elections Nov. 5, No Water Clerk Report for October 2013-Water Superintendent has one resident repair to complete

transmitting electricity in the public interest, and that it satisfies the other requirements of law and Board rules. After the informational meeting, Rock Island Clean Line will seek to acquire approximately 200-foot easements within the notification corridor for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the line. The easement request will also include the right to maintain the right-ofway so as not to interfere with construction, operation, or maintenance of the transmission

NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD MONDAY DEC. 2, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED-CHANGE MAY BE POSTED Rich moved for adjournment, seconded by Ross. Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Celane Hauser, City Clerk Jim Folkerts, Mayor 46-1 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR GRUNDY COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA Docket No. (Sale No.): 13-0602(1) Court No. EQCV059003 Sheriff Sale PLAINTIFF: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION VS. DEFENDANTS: STACI L. KRUGER - IN REM; DIANA L. KRUGER - IN REM; NCO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, INC. ASSIGNEE OF DISCOVER/NOVUS - IN REM; STEFANIE ROHLER - IN REM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county.  The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: The South Half (S 1/2) of Lot Three (3) and the South Half (S 1/2) of the West 30 feet of Lot Two (2) in Block Twp (2) of Copp’s Addition to the Town (now City) of Grundy Center, Iowa. Street Address:404 7th Street, Grundy Center, IA 50638 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale is January 28, 2014 at 10 a.m., at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 705 8th St., Grundy Center, Iowa 50638 Phone (319) 8246933 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed 1/2 acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the Sheriff will have it platted and charge the costs to this case. This sale not subject to redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amt - $50,752.85; Costs - $335.00; Accruing Costs - Plus; Interest - 7.125% of $50,752.85 from December 20, 2012 = $4,002.52. Attorney is Benjamin W. Hopkins (515) 2229400. Date: October 9, 2013 Sheriff: Rick D. Penning Deputy: By Deputy Zach Tripp 45-1 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S LEVY AND SALE Iowa District Court State of Iowa, Grundy County Court Case No. SCSC011262 Butler County General Execution PLAINTIFF: BENA KNOCK VS. DEFENDANTS: ROBIN BENHAM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county.  The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) personal property desribed below to satisfy the judgement. The property to be sold is: (1) 1992 Dutchman camper, VIN# 47CT20L23N1019906. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale is December 17, 2013 at 10 a.m., at 32515 110th St., Cedar Falls,IA 50613. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amt - $2,216.30; Costs - $110.00; Accruing Costs - Pending; Interest - 2.10% of from November 3, 2011. Attorney is Martin Petersen. Date: October 2, 1013 Sheriff: Rick D. Penning Deputy: By Deputy Zach Tripp 46-2

line and the right of ingress and egress to the easement area. In the event that the Petitioner is unable to acquire the necessary voluntary easements, it may request eminent domain authority from the Board. The Board must determine, after a hearing conducted by the Board, whether any such eminent domain request is to be granted. Eminent domain requests may be heard during the same hearing as the franchise request, or they may be heard in a separate eminent domain proceeding, as may be

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Commercial Crystal Bowl—185-115 Hook Family Farm —1645.5-135.5 3-D Construction— 147-153 Rust Racing — 143.5-156.5 DeKalb— 131.5-168.5 Wieland & Sons —128.5-171.5 Curt Buseman- 256, 694 Nathan Sealman- 211, 592 Jason Reuther- 220, 581 Jason Appel- 236, 570 Jesse Huisman- 224, 570 Nathan Boege- 201, 570 Judd Lyons- 234, 569 Russ Mercer- 216, 560 Lucky Strikers Scotty’s Saloon — 23-17 Wild Wade’s Women—22-18 Trunck’s Country Foods—21-19 Miller Time—20-20 GNB Insurance—18-22 Pink Kitties—16-24 LaRee Van Hauen-208, 260a Whitnee Beenken-487, 652 Scotty’s Saloon-621, 841, 1703 Wild Wade’s Women-2416 Crystal-Ette Lone Tree Inn— 24-12 Subway —21-15 Phelps — 18-18

Pink Taco’s — 16-20 Wellsburg Tap— 15-21 The Headliner—11-25 Carrie Coffman-688 Britni Kruse-643 Eunice Riesberg-578 Alyssa Sealman 545 Kayla Albright-599 Subway-2263 The Headliner-2354

Classic League B.L.O.W.F.’S— 26-10 Van Wert —23-13 Phelps John Deere— 20.5-15.5 Tom’s Car Care— 16-20 Crystal Bowl— 13.5-22.5 Grandview Hght.Rehab/Hc—9-27 600+ Series: Steve Bonk-662 Sunday Night Mixed Team Manly Drug— 14-6 Whatevers—13-7 DOH’s —11-9 Perfect Storm—10-10 Refreshments — 9-11 Double D—2-18 Steve Jessup-236, 248 Peg Stahl-212, 526 Eunice Riesberg-546, 200 Rich Riesberg-217, 647

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CHAPTER 41: PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY 41.09 DISCHARGING WEAPONS. 1. It is unlawful for a person to discharge rifles, shotguns, revolvers, pistols, guns or other firearms of any kind within the City limits except by written consent of the Council. 2. No person shall intentionally discharge a firearm in a reckless manner. 41.10 THROWING AND SHOOTING. 1. It is unlawful for a person to throw stones, bricks or missiles of any kind or to shoot rubber guns, BB guns, slingshots, air rifles or other dangerous instruments or toys on or into any street, alley, highway, sidewalk, public way, public ground or public building, without written consent of the Council. (Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12 [2]) 2. It is also unlawful to shoot arrows within the City limits, except as provided in this subsection. Arrows may be shot only at a place designated by the City or on school property where such activity is a part of a physical education class and where backstops are used and in a manner not likely to cause injury to persons or property. Arrows may be shot only: A. By adults who have been issued a permit as directed below or B. By minors directly supervised by an adult who has been issued a permit. (Direct supervision is defined to mean being physically present in the immediate vicinity.) An archery permit may be obtained upon application and a showing of adequate insurance and compliance with the requirements of this subsection.

ordered by the Board. At this time the Petitioner does not have the right of eminent domain. If eminent domain is requested by the Petitioner, the Petitioner must show the property is needed to serve the public use. If the Petitioner requests the right of eminent domain, a notice of the public hearing will be sent by certified mail to the owners of the eminent domain parcels, in addition to the notice being published in a Grundy County newspaper with countywide circulation.

If in the event of inclement weather, determined by the cancellation or late start of school/classes in the Grundy Center Community School District due to weather on the date of this Informational Meeting, the meeting will be held on December 10, 2013 at 9:00 am at this same location. For more information about the informational meetings, contact the Rock Island Clean Line staff toll-free at (877) 907-8516.


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Mid-America acquires the Calmar Courier After nearly eight years of ownership by the Hageman family, the Calmar Courier, has been sold as of Oct. 30. Mid-America Publishing, based in Hampton, Iowa, has agreed to purchase the Calmar Courier from Tina Hageman. Terms of the purchase have not been released. “We are honored that Tina selected us to carry on the strong tradition of the Courier,” said Ryan Harvey, President and CEO of Mid-America Publishing. “Tina and the staff have done a remarkable job of creating a strong and vibrant newspaper. We also share the belief a strong newspaper is a very important part of the local community.” The Courier joins a portfolio of 20 other Iowa weekly newspapers proudly published by Mid-America Publishing Corp. Mid-America also owns other newspapers in north Iowa including; The Graphic-Advocate, with offices in Lake City and Rockwell City; the Ogden Reporter; The Leader, with offices in Garner and Britt; the Kanawha

Reporter, the Wright County Monitor, in Clarion and Dows; the Eagle Grove Eagle; the Buffalo Center Tribune, The Pioneer Enterprise (Rockwell-Thornton), The Grundy Register (Grundy Center), The Record (Conrad), The Sheffield Press; The Hampton Chronicle; The Butler County Tribune-Journal (Allison); and the Clarksville Star. The company additionally operates newspapers in Sigourney (Sigourney News-Review,) Keota (the Keota Eagle,) New Sharon (The New Sharon Sun,) and Fremont (The Fremont-What Cheer Vine.) The company also produces two weekly political newspapers, the Conservative Chronicle and the Liberal Opinion Week; as well as non-duplicating shoppers in Lake City, Clarion, Hampton, and Garner. A weekly advertising supplement, the MidAmerica Marketplace, is also offered, along with monthly shoppers, the Dual County Leader, based in Eagle Grove, and the Chief, based in Sigourney. “As a publisher of weekly news-

papers, we believe the Courier is a natural fit in our company,” Harvey said. “We believe strongly in the tradition of weekly newspapers.” Harvey will serve as the publisher of the Calmar Courier. “We want to thank Tina for all of her hard work over the years,” Harvey added. “We hope the community believes the newspaper will be in trusted hands. We pride ourselves as being a corporation of rural community weekly newspapers.” Harvey said Calmar is attractive for the company because of the good mix of businesses including both new and established industries and also employers which bring people to the area. “A newspaper is only as healthy as the community it serves,” Harvey added. “It is encouraging to see the long term commitment to a vibrant economy in Calmar and Winneshiek County.” The Courier will stay in its current location at 109 N. Maryville St. in Calmar, and will retain its mailing address, email addresses, and

phone number. Readers of the Courier will notice some minor changes immediately. — Office hours will be held from 8:30-5 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. — The newspaper’s billing and circulation will be handled by the company’s home office staff in Hampton. — Newsstand prices will increase from 50 cents to 75 cents beginning next week. — Customers will also have an opportunity to order and purchase commercial printing items as well, such as business cards, letterheads, custom Christmas cards and calendars, as well. — More information on the changeover will be provided inside next week’s Courier. The Courier staff will be able to assist walk-in customers with payment on accounts or subscription renewals.

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AGWSR drops 1A regional final, 3-1

By KRISTI NIXON Hampton Chronicle AMES – AGWSR came so far when no one expected the Cougars to. And, when it seemed like coach Shelby Abbas’ team was in control, it all slipped through their grasp. In the opening two sets of the Class 1A regional final against Guthrie Center, AGWSR had five-point leads only to see the Tigers rally past them in a 25-20, 26-24, 19-25, 25-15 victory that decided who would go to the state volleyball tournament. “A lot of (it was) our own mistakes,” AGWSR co-head coach Shelby Abbas said. “It goes back to not hitting the ball hard and weren’t getting the block closed like we should have. The girls played well – we’re proud of them. We can’t say a whole lot of bad things tonight.” In the first set, the Cougars led 20-18 only to see Guthrie Center reel off the next seven points. Following that, AGWSR held a 15-10 lead, but the Tigers rallied again to tie it at 15 and kept it close as they squeaked by in the second set. “You could tell we started off a little timid,” Abbas said. “We weren’t hitting as hard as maybe we had Friday night. I think there was a little bit of nerves, but I guess that goes with the territory as the night went on, they got that out.” Senior outside hitter Madi Fryslie added, “I definitely think that we could have performed a little better; I think nerves had a lot to do with it, but…” And Guthrie Center kept coming after AGWSR. The Cougars built a 10-point lead at 19-9 and 20-10, but the Tigers regrouped after timeouts and cut the lead to 21-15. However, in the third game they

wouldn’t come any closer as a tip by Kim Ellingson and a kill by Alana Groninga put that third set away. It seemed when the Cougars gained the five-point advantage, Guthrie Center coach Kara Boyer called a timeout and the Tigers went to their go-to hitter Kara Schreck, who often put down a kill as she led all hitters with 22. The only exception was on a Groninga block of Schreck in the third set. “I just think it got to the point where we got the lead, it was almost as if we had nothing to lose and we were out there to fight and we showed it when we won that third game.” Fryslie said. “It goes to show that we were out to fight.” The Cougars end the season at 9-24. A tearful Ellingson talked about how far the Cougars had come. “The win against Grandview Park Baptist was absolutely incredible and that was our motivation going in to this game.” Ellingson said. “That lit a fire. People weren’t expecting anything from us, obviously and we don’t have any regrets going into this game and we did what we could. We played as a team and it didn’t work out. “The season really prepared us for the post-season and people look at our record and think, ‘oh my gosh, where has this team come from?’” Fryslie also said, “Our season definitely didn’t turn out how we wanted it to, but we played a lot of big schools and we’re a small 1A school and we played with them and definitely competed with them and it prepared us a lot for this post-season and each game lit a fire and carried us here.” Alexa Johnson led the Cougars with nine kills. Groninga added

eight, who was playing for Ashley Sicard, who missed the last week of the regular season and all of the post-season with a bone bruise. Abbas said that she was proud of Groninga for stepping in, especially as a freshman. In the fourth and deciding set, AGWSR only leads were at 2-1 and 3-2, but kept it close until Fryslie’s kill made it 18-15. Guthrie Center (24-6) went on another seven-point run to close it out. The win was the 12th straight for the Tigers since losing 3-1 on Oct. 1 to Des Moines Christian, which finished the season in the regional final at 28-10. “If you look at our record, most people wouldn’t think we would be this far with a record like that,” Abbas said, “and I think the season we had playing ranked 1A teams and ranked 2A and 3A teams helped us to get to this point and what the girls said all season long, it’s disappointing to lose those games but it prepares you to where we are now.”

Guthrie Center 3, AGWSR 1 AGWSR 20 24 25 15 Guthrie Center 25 26 19 25 Attacks – GC 117 (Kacie Schreck 44, Mallory Osen 31, Clarie Thompson 11, Neta Boyer 10, Morgan Mozingo 10, Rachel Long 9, Sydney Danker 2); AGWSR 140 (Madi Fryslie 33, Alexa Johnson 28, Alana Groninga 23, Danielle Henning 20, Taylor Steinfeldt 18, Kim Ellingson 12, Olivia Ingledue 5, Annie Wilson). Kills – GC 43 (Schreck 22, Osen 7, Thompson 5, Boyer 3, Long 3, Mozingo 3); AGWSR 33 (Johnson 9, Groninga 8, Fryslie 7, Henning 4, Ellingson 2, Steinfeldt 2, Ingledue). Blocks – GC 4 (Mozingo 2, Thompson 2); AGWSR 12 (Johnson 5, Groninga 3, Henning 2,

AGWSR's Alexa Johnson hits through the block of Guthrie Center's Morgan Mozingo (14) and Neta Boyer during the Class 1A Region 4 volleyball final on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Ames. (Kristi Nixon photo) Ellingson, Steinfeldt). Assists – GC 40 (Thompson 37, Joci Smith, Boyer, Danker); AGWSR 29 (Henning 16, Ellingson 11, Fryslie, Ingledue). Digs – GC 91 (Danker 29, Schreck 22, Osen 20, Thompson 7, Smith 5,

Boyer 3, Mozingo 3, Allison Hanner 2); AGWSR 90 (Ingledue 32, Ellingson 15, Fryslie 13, Wilson 10, Henning 8, Johnson 6, Groninga 4, Steinfeldt 2). Serving – GC, Danker 21-21, 2 aces; Smith 11-11, ace;

Osen 7-7; Hanner 5-5, ace; Schreck 18-19, 3 aces; Mozingo 17-18, ace; Thompson 11-13, 2 aces. AGWSR, Ellingson 22-22; Groninga 15-15, ace; Ingledue 9-9; Henning 16-17, 3 aces; Fryslie 9-10; Johnson 8-10.

Rebels fall on last-minute touchdown Donnybrook sees three second-half lead changes

By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GLADBROOK — Stone Kane scored on a one-yard run with 53 seconds remaining Friday, helping defending Class A champion Wapsie Valley earn its second straight playoff semifinal berth with a heartstopping 20-15 victory over Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The Warriors (12-0) will face BGM in the playoff semifinals Friday at 10 a.m. at the UNI-Dome. Gladbrook-Reinbeck finishes with a 9-3 record. “I told the kids this was one of those game where you don’t know how the heck you did it, but you won the game,” Wapsie Valley coach Tony Foster said of a contest that saw four lead changes. “These kids have a lot of heart. Those kids over there (Gladbrook-Reinbeck) have a very fine football team.” “We knew before the game that a really awesome team was going to lose and a really awesome team was going to win,” Gladbrook-Reinbeck coach John Olson said. “They made a couple more plays than we did in a timely manner. I thought our defense played pretty darn good all night.” Wapsie Valley played for its playoff life late in the game after Gladbrook-Reinbeck took a 15-14 lead on an 85-yard reverse pass and run with 8 minutes, 35 seconds left. “When you’re stopping everything the other team does and they’re stopping everything we do, you have to go to something different and if you’re a really good football team you weren’t forced to do that all year long,” Olson said. “To be honest, these last two weeks of practice those are what we practiced and those are the plays that they practiced. They know iso’s going to work, they know the cut-

Gladbrook-Reinbeck tailback Chase Clark stiff arms a Wapsie Valley defender on his way to a strong gain during Friday’s playoff game. (Patti Rust/The Grundy Register photo) back’s going to be there, they know power’s going to be there so you don’t have to spend a lot of time on those plays. You have to spend five, six, seven reps on a reverse pass. We spent a ton of time on that because we knew at some point in time we were going to have to use that thing.” Foster said it was crucial that his team not get rattled by the trick play. “I just grabbed the kids and said ‘Now it’s our turn to go down,’” he said. “We just forget about it and go on. It takes special kids to do that because that’s hard. Maybe I wasn’t forgetting it.” The Warriors were forced to punt after receiving the ensuing kickoff, but quickly forced a Gladbrook-Reinbeck punt to get the ball back with 5:09 left. Facing fourth-and-8 on his own 30, Warrior senior quarterback Ryan Miller found Derek Trotter for a first down to keep the drive

alive with 3:30 left. Kane converted a third down with a nine-yard run that pushed the ball to the Rebel 26, and a personal-foul facemask penalty against the Rebels following Trotter’s third catch of the drive pushed the ball to the G-R 8. Kane ran behind his big offensive line three straight times, scoring on a 1-yard run. Up by five, the Warriors attempted a two-point conversion, but came up short. “We knew we had to get the ball to Stone as often as possible (on the last drive),” Foster said. “We weren’t getting it to him enough and it was his time to get the ball any way we could. “ “We talked before the game how badly we want this,” Kane said. “I have to give it to the line — they were blocking great all night.” Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s lastgasp drive came up short with four straight incomplete passes. The hard-hitting game featured two of the state’s top tailbacks yet it

was Kane, a senior fullback, stealing the show, finishing with 159 yards rushing on 18 carries despite battling cramping issues throughout the second half. Ethan Kleitsch added 134 yards for the Warriors “We had to stay in our gaps, we had to read to read their offensive line, and I’m very proud of our defense and what we had going on,” Olson said. “We knew that they liked to cut back, there was nothing tricky about it.” The Wapsie Valley defense held G-R’s Chase Clark, the Class A rushing leader, to 77 yards on 21 carries before he went out in the third quarter with a hamstring injury. “He hurt his hamstring pretty bad,” Olson said. “To be honest, for him to even step on the field for us at defensive end was a pretty big deal. We’ve got a lot of confidence in our backup running back, Eric Stoakes.” After a scoreless first quarter, the

Warriors found the scoreboard in the second as Kane capped a fiveplay, 75-yard drive with a touchdown from the triple-stack I formation. Colin Wheeler’s kick gave Wapsie a 7-0 lead. The Warriors held the advantage until the waning seconds of the first half when the Rebels hit a fourth-and-goal pass into the end zone from the 23. Following a Warrior penalty, Clark powered into the end zone for a two-point conversion and the Rebels held an 8-7 halftime lead. After the teams traded punts through the third quarter, the Warriors regained the advantage with their longest scoring drive of the season. Starting at their own 2, after G-R downed a punt there, Wapsie drove 80 yards on 10 plays until facing fourth-and-12 from the Rebel 18. Much like G-R had at the end of the first half, the Warriors made a big play, with Miller finding Kane open in the end zone for the go-ahead score. Wheeler’s kick made it 14-8. Needing a defensive stop to regain possession and run time off the clock, the Warriors bit on what appeared to be a Rebel reverse to Dinsdale, who had not thrown a pass all year. The senior found Cooley wide open behind the Warrior the secondary, and the sophomore receiver broke a tackle at the 40 before racing into the end zone to give his team its final lead of the night. Gladbrook-Reinbeck wraps up a historic season with a 10-2 record. After dropping two of their three non-district games the Rebels ran off nine straight wins before Friday’s loss. “The one thing we talked about last year was we wanted homefield advantage through these three (playoff) games and to get that we had to get a district title,” Olson said. “We have never had a district title here, ever, so that was our first step. The next step was win-

ning two playoff games to get to this point. We played a really good game — it wasn’t that we lost it, they played a really good game, we played a really good game. “Very good football teams come out of this area and we just couldn’t quite get over that hump,” he said. “The thing I feel is that our hump’s moving. Our hump used to be making the playoffs, then getting through the first round. Now our hump’s like, ‘Let’s get back to that dome.’ We were there in 2004. We’re just going to work hard in the offseason with those younger kids. They know what it feels like to lose. Hopefully they want to get to the dome as much in January, February, March as they do in September, October, November. That’s our key in the offseason is to keep working as hard as we have been.” Wapsie Valley G-R

0 7 0 13 — 20 0 8 0 7 — 15 Scoring Summary Second quarter WV — Stone Kane 4 run (Colin Wheeler kick); 7-0 G-R — Chase Clark 23 pass from Cam Kickbush (Clark run); 8-7 Fourth Quarter WV — Kane 18 pass from Ryan Miller (Wheeler kick); 14-8 G-R — Josh Cooley 85 pass from Dustin Dinsdale (Wyatt Swanson kick); 15-14 WV — Kane 1 run (Run failed); 20-15 Team totals WV G-R First downs 14 14 Rushes-yards 46-290 48-138 Pass yards 52 126 Comp-Att-Int 6-12-0 4-12-0 Total offense 342 264 Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-yards 7-36 5-51 Individuals Rushing – Wapsie Valley: Stone Kane 18-159, 2 TDs; Ethan Kleitsch 26-134; Ryan Miller 2-(minus 3). Gladbrook-Reinbeck: Chase Clark 21-77; Dustin Dinsdale 3-33; Colton Dinsdale 3-28; Pete Meyers 4-13; Eric Stoakes 4-7; Cam Kickbush 13-(minus 13). Passing – Wapsie Valley: Miller 6-of-12 for 52 yards, 1 TD. Gladbrook-Reinbeck: D. Dinsdale 1-of-1 for 85 yards, 1 TD; Kickbush 3-of-11 for 41 yards, 1 TD. Receiving – Wapsie Valley: Derek Trotter 4-34; Kane 1-18, 1 TD; Nolan Schmidt 1-0. Gladbrook-Reinbeck: Josh Cooley 1-85, 1 TD; Clark 1-23, 1 TD; Wyatt Swanson 1-14; Phil Zimmerman 1-


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Sents, Sents garner top honors in NICL West

The more things changed in the North Iowa Cedar League West Division this season, the more they stayed the same. And the more they stayed the same was a good thing for the Grundy Center Spartans. Late last week a pair of Spartans were honored with the divisions top honors after a fifth straight championship season and a fourth straight without losing a set, with junior libero Riley Sents garnering Outstanding Player honors and her father, Coach Darwin Sents, garnering Coach of the Year honors. Riley Sents is the fourth different Spartan to earn top player honors in as many years. Sam Meyers received the honors last year while Megan Krausmann was cited the year before and Abby Graves the two years before that. Sent was the first of the group to be cited from a libero or defensive specialist position. The talented junior led the West Division with 181 digs despite playing fewer sets than any other player in the top seven. Her 8.62 digs per set was three more than anyone else in the league. Sents’ 8.27 digs per set (all matches) leads the state. Darwin Sents is honored as the conference’s Coach of the Year for the fifth consecutive year. This year he rebuilt a team that graduated three of its top four hitters and helped the Spartans finish unbeaten in league play for the fifth consecutive year. He rebuilt the Spartans with a defensive mindset, as a team that led the division in digging by nearly four per set. The Spartans will play in the state tournament for the fourth straight year this week. Joining Riley on the first team is teammate Katie Lindeman. The sophomore led the Spartans with 68 kills in league play, averaging 3.24 per set. She also served 98 percent in league play, missing just one attempt, and finished with 32 digs. AGWSR’s Olivia Ingledue was also named to the first-team all-conference squad, finishing second in the division with 5.6 digs per set. Local second-team selections included Grundy Center’s Kennedy Buss and Stephanie Faust, AGWSR’s Madison Fryslie and GladbrookReinbeck’s Britney Keller. Faust led the division with 3.42 kills per set, but missed three of the Spartans’ seven league matches injured, while Buss was Grundy Center’s block leader. Fryslie was AGWSR’s kill leader while Keller was Gladbrook-Reinbeck in kills. Grundy Center’s Peyton Ralston, AGWSR’s Kim Ellingson and Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Alyssa Christopher were honorable mention picks. The teams are selected by league coaches.

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Outstanding Coach Player of the Year Standings Grundy Center 7-0 South Tama 6-1 South Hardin 4-3 BCLUW 4-3 West Marshall 2-5 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2-5 East Marshall 0-7

Wolverine junior Lizzy Blough spikes past Denver’s Bailey Victoria during the regional final at Denver last Wednesday. The Wolverines (42-1) face Iowa City Regina in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday (Nov. 13) at 2 p.m. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo)

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First-team All-Conference Player School Yr. Pos. K A Dig B Serving Gd-Att-Ace Olivia Ingledue AGWSR Sr. L 1 2 134 0 6-6-0 Katie Lindeman Grundy Center Soph. OH 68 0 32 4 47-48-4 Riley Sents Grundy Center Jr. L 2 26 181 0 59-68-4 Olivia Callway BCLUW Soph. MH 64 7 95 31 89-100-12 Alarie Craven West Marshall Sr. S 16 247 55 2 103-104-11 Samantha Holtz South Tama Sr. MH 51 3 80 13 63-69-6 Kayla Prosser South Hardin Sr. S 63 260 93 27 118-125-25 Trisha Walz South Tama Sr. OH 71 0 99 8 52-63-6 Second-team All-Conference Kennedy Buss Grundy Center Sr. MH 46 0 6 12 0-0-0 Stephanie Faust Grundy Center Jr. OH 41 1 38 6 52-57-13 Madison Fryslie AGWSR Sr. OH 56 6 88 4 53-65-6 Britney Keller Gldbk-Reinbeck Sr. OH 80 5 76 7 73-84-7 Nicole Montgomery BCLUW Sr. OH 67 14 57 20 63-71-5 Madison Baack South Tama Sr. S 13 154 36 3 59-61-3 Ellen Swartz South Hardin Sr. OH 101 2 33 21 72-75-11 Paige Van Dyke South Tama Sr. OH 51 0 33 1 91-99-8 Brandy Wilkey West Marshall Sr. OH 89 2 34 2 94-101-10 Honorable Mention Alyssa Christopher Kim Ellingson Peyton Ralston Ashley Allen Tori Applegate Morgan Hopper Alaina Lake Kendall Scurr

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Wolverines earn seventh straight state tourney trip, bid for third straight title By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register CLARKSVILLE — It’s a story that’s been told 24 times in Dike and Dike-New Hartford High School history. And it’s a story that never gets old. Last Wednesday the Wolverines earned their 24th state volleyball tournament berth with a 2516, 25-10, 25-12 sweep over Denver in the Class 2A, Region 6 final. “We’re very excited,” Coach Diane Harms said after her team’s 97th win in its last 98 matches. “It was one of our goals at the beginning of the season, so it’s nice to reach another goal and keep moving forward at this point in the season.” “It’s amazing, I love playing with these girls,” senior Sam Meyer, who has started in each of the past three state tournaments, said. “We connect so well. We have such team chemistry. It’s touching that it’s my senior year, but we still have to make it happen again and make it a threepeat.” The Wolverines, who have not lost to an Iowa opponent since falling to Iowa City West at the Cedar Rapids Westside Tournament two years ago, fell behind Denver in the early going of the first set before pulling things together with a big run. A Briana Weber kill gave the Wolverines an 8-7 lead and a Lizzy Blough kill made it a 17-12 game. Weber finished the victory with a kill.

“I think we came out a little bit tight, a little bit out of rhythm, we weren’t really moving well as a group, and as the game went on we got better at controlling the tempo on our side,” Harms said. Senior Sadie Eden talked about the hard work and sacrifice it has taken to meet lofty expectations that people have had for the team all year. “I’m just really proud of our team

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Spartans’ resolve turns 0-2 start into state tourney berth BY PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent WEBSTER CITY – If there ever was a textbook example of a “never give up” attitude in action it was on the volleyball court at Webster City last Wednesday night, when the Grundy Center Spartans, down 0-2, staged a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over No. 5 South Central Calhoun in the Class 2A Region 5 championship match to earn the school’s fourth straight state volleyball tournament berth. Given how this new mix of Spartan players looked when they first came together back in July, some might not have predicted the outcome that unfolded on Wednesday. But the Spartans left no doubt that they deserve a spot in the Class 2A state tournament bracket after their performance in the regional final. “I think that we have definitely been the underdog this whole year and we have been having to fight to get people to believe in us, and they have,” junior libero Riley Sents said. “Everyone came out and rallied for us and we just pulled together.” “We have come a long way,” Grundy Center head coach Darwin Sents said. “We went to a few team camps this summer and some of them were a little bit rough and some weren’t too bad, but we are a way different team now than we were back then. The kids have improved so much in confidence and skills, it’s just a lot of fun and exciting to see where this group has gone from where we started at. They have grown tremendously throughout the season.” In the first set Wednesday the Spartans and Titans traded points early on, and were tied 12-12 before a few Spartan miscues gave South Central Calhoun a slight advantage and the win at 21-25. “We actually got off to a really nice start in game one,” Coach Sents said. “Things were going pretty good

the first 5 or 6 points, and then we started making errors on our side.” “Volleyball is such a game of emotion,” he said. “We made a couple of errors, missed a couple of plays here and there and they started making plays. They’re a very tall team, a very good, hard hitting team.” In set two the teams traded points to a 10-10 tie before the Spartans went up 12-11, but again the Titans would pull away, leading by as much as seven before taking the set 20-25. “We were playing well,” Sents said. “I didn’t feel like we were playing bad, we weren’t out of it, we were right there but we needed to clean it up a bit in order to get the ‘W’. I give South Central Calhoun all the credit,” he said. “They were playing lights out and not making many errors.” In the third set, the resolve of the Spartans helped them overcome their early mistakes and take control of their own destiny. They turned the tide to lead the entire set and shock the Titan players and fans alike with a 10 point win, 25-15. “Game three I think South Central Calhoun was a little bit surprised we fought as hard as we did and we played as well as we did,” Coach Sents said. “I think they were just trying to not lose rather than coming at us as aggressively as they had a little bit earlier, and we jumped on them and didn’t give them a chance to get that aggressiveness back.” “They (the Spartan players) were completely ‘all in’ with a mentality of ‘we’re going to go out there and get this game’,” he said. “We talked about the fact that you need three to win the match and they’ve only got two. I just think the girls believed in themselves and trusted each other to do their jobs, and they played as a team really well.” The decisive third set win left the Grundy Center players with a newfound confidence, one that was

unwavering despite a fourth set that would be the most closely played set of the night. The Spartans maintained a slight lead throughout, ranging anywhere from one to five points, before taking the win 25-23 to even the match at 2-2. “I think we became more aggressive serving and we just really cut down errors on our side,” Sents said. “Once we quit making mistakes they had to score all of their own points and that changed the game a lot. That’s to the girls’ credit. They knew we needed to clean things up a little bit and they took care of it.” In the final fifth set the Spartans carried the momentum through to secure a 15-10 win, claiming the set, the match, and their place in Spartan volleyball history. “I thought we played amazing,” Riley Sents said. “We knew it wasn’t going to be easy and we knew they were a good team. We knew we were going to have to come out and play hard. It took us a little bit to understand how the game was going to be played and then we got it together, we rallied together, and we just did it.” “One thing I think really helped us in games four and five is we were a better conditioned team,” Coach Sents said. “I felt like they were getting a little tired. Our girls were not getting tired at all, they were very strong and all the way through game five it just didn’t appear that the physical part was weighing on us at all. We actually kept getting stronger and stronger as the match went along. I felt like we were wearing them down and if we could push it to five I felt really good about game five.” “I’m sure that’s the first time in regionals we have been down 0-2 and have come back and won the match,” he said. “They believed in each other and that’s how you get it done.” There couldn’t be a better way for

Kennedy Buss and Katie Lindeman go up for a block against South Central Calhoun's Haley Birks in the regional final on Wednesday. (Patti Rust/The Grundy Register photo) the lone senior on the Spartan team to end her high school volleyball career than at the state tournament with her teammates. Senior Kennedy Buss said she knew the Spartans had it in them. “From the beginning when we started off practicing I realized that we could really go far,” Buss said. “It feels really awesome and especially this year we had a lot of people doubting us, so it’s good to prove everyone wrong. We’ve been practicing really hard and we came together as a team tonight for one of the first times.” Statistically, the Spartans rose to the occasion both offensively and defensively to earn the regional title. Both Sents and Piper Johanns recorded their season bests in digs,

Sents with 52 and Johanns with 20. Stephanie Faust had a season and match high 20 kills, and Katie Lindeman added 11. Alyssa Mathews and Peyton Ralston teamed up for 39 of the Spartans’ 42 assists, Mathews with 20 and Ralston with 19. Johanns and Ralston each served up three aces. The 29-8 Spartans were scheduled to take on the 43-2 No. 2 ranked Wolfpack of Western Christian in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament bracket at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. “They’re a very good team, there’s no doubt about that,” Coach Sents said. “But I will not put anything past this group. If they put their mind to something they can do

really good things.” “It should be fun, it’s always an exciting week,” he said. “I’m so excited for the girls, so happy for them. They have come so far.” Grundy Center 3, S.C Calhoun 2 Grundy Center 21 20 25 25 15 S.C Calhoun 25 25 15 23 10 Kills: Grundy Center 43 (Stephanie Faust 20, Katie Lindeman 11, Kennedy Buss 5, Peyton Ralston 3, Alyssa Mathews 2, Noel Saak 2), South Central Calhoun 53. Assists: Grundy Center 42 (Mathews 20, Ralston 19, Riley Sents 3), South Central Calhoun 49. Blocks: Grundy Center 10 (Buss 2, Faust 2, Mathews 2, Saak 2, Lindeman 1, Ralston 1), South Central Calhoun 10. Digs: Grundy Center 127 (Sents 52, Piper Johanns 20, Ralston 15, Mathews 12, Lindeman 9, Brittany VanSickle 8, Faust 5, Saak 4, Buss 2), South Central Calhoun 102. Service aces: Grundy Center 8 (Johanns 3, Ralston 3, Lindeman 2), South Central Calhoun 11.

Grundy Center High School volleyball players celebrate their fourth straight state tournament berth. The Spartans face second-ranked Western Christian in the first round Wednesday (Nov. 13) at 2 p.m. (Patti Rust/ The Grundy Register photos)


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