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Turkeys winners announced The Clarksville Star and Butler County Tribune-Journal have begun their annual turkey drawings. A coupon can be found in the paper which may be dropped off at the TribuneJournal office, Allison; Clarksville Star office, J&C Grocery, Allison & Dumont, or Orly’s Meat Market, Clarksville by noon on the following Monday. This week’s winners are Gary Huisman and Bob Litterer both of Clarksville, and Thelma Wiegmann and Audrey Freesemann of Allison If your name is drawn, it will appear in the following week’s issue and you must pick up a certificate at the Clarksville of Allison office before presenting it to J&C Grocery, Allison or Dumont, or Orly’s Meat Market, Clarksville. All certificates must be redeemed by December 31.

Correction In the last week’s Butler County Tribune-Journal (Dec. 12) article City applies for housing funds grand, City Clerk Glenda Miller was falsely quoted. Her quote should have said, “If they meet guidelines [residents], the grant could pay around $25,000 per house,” said Miller. The Tribune-Journal regrets the error.

Coloring Contest Deadline Reminder Kids, don’t forget, your coloring contest entries and Letters to Santa need to be into the Clarksville Star or Butler County Tribune-Journal office by Monday, December 23, at noon. Winners will be announced in the January 2 issue.

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Work session gives Board sense of direction By Pat Racette Dr. Roark Horn sat at the head of the table during a North Butler Board of Education work session Monday. The Area Education Agency 267 Chief Administrator was brought in to help guide North Butler Community School District out of their negative unspent budget authority balance. Horn, a former superintendent at Hudson, let them know he was there to facilitate conversation. “I guess my goal would be that you don’t lose any momentum over the next six months,” he said. “You have a lot of things that would cause you to lose momentum; one of them is the finance aspect of it, and the other one is the tough decision with facilities…” “You’ve just got to put some timelines into place. And if you’re willing to take responsibility as a Board to deal with some of those things, then that gives a us a pretty clear direction on what to deal with.” How to reconfigure the district was the Board’s main concern, after presenting a proposal last spring that the communities were soundly against. But now, in an even tougher situation financially, they’re hand is forced to make some kind of decision. “There were four options sent out to parents to consider [last spring],” said Superintendent Terry Kenealy. “Option 1 was moving K-2 to Greene Elementary and 3-8 to Allison. The next option was balancing the classes by having more of a city

style approach that if you have too many kids in the building, you transfer them to another building to even out the numbers…The third one was adding staff, and we also talked about combining age classrooms.” But after the meeting, the Board reevaluated the situation and recently decided to get help from experts like Horn in attempts to get not only information, but also advice and direction on where to go from here. “Part of your presentation or nuance that you didn’t have last time is, ‘We have to do something,’” Horn said. “’We studied this and we think this is the best thing that should happen, and so we’re going to run this community meeting this way and you guys give us back input.’ But at least you will have done what you all said you needed to do, which is make this tough decision for the district. Wrapped up in that decision is also what’s best financially, what’s best academically… “’You elected us, and it’s our decision to make.’ And if they vote you out in one year and nine months, they vote you out.” Another option brought up was closing one of the four school buildings, which would likely help the district’s financial situation. Another option was realigning grades 7-12 together, along with more. But whatever the Board chooses to do, Horn made it clear they all believe that have to do something. A timeline of making a decision and implementing a plan was left for them to choose either fall of 2014 or 2015.

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The Butler County Courthouse will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day according to Lizbeth Williams, Butler County Auditor.

Allison Variety/ Hardware announce winners

Snowmobile Trails closed thru December 22 The snowmobile trails managed by the Butler County SnowSnoops will be closed 24 hours a day from Dec. 7-22 for shotgun deer season. Out of respect for the land owners, please do not ride any of these trails during these dates. They would hate to lose access to that land for the trail systems.

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Christmas Cheer Visions of Well-Being hands out record number of baskets By Pat Racette With presents nestled around Christmas trees and stockings hanging over fireplaces, families should feel good this holiday after donating to Christmas Cheer applicants in need. Thanks to Butler County Visions of Well-Being providing a platform, 176 area applicants received baskets of goods in the eighth annual Christmas Cheer delivery last Saturday. Though VoW President Shawna Lebeck had of goal of filling 180 baskets, this year’s tally was still a

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The Allison Variety Store winners are Ruth Seehusen-cookbook, Macy Endelman-dancing reindeer, Jon Uhlenhopp-sweatshirt, Dorene Arnold-puzzle, Stephanie LursenNorth Butler water bottle, Angie Van Ellen-fleece scarf, Susan Langfritzwreath, Janis Cramer-poinsettia plant. These are Allison Hardware winners: Kids drawing winner Andrew Morton-football, Jackie Reints-coffee maker, Georgette Bauman-100ft electric cord, Tim Primus-50ft electric cord, Jamie Osterbiehr-toaster, Jim Jacobs-furnance filters for one year.

Sixth-grader Colton Hobson overfills with products in speedy fashion last Friday while making baskets for Christmas Cheer. His partner in collecting, seventhgrader Chase Eiklenborg tries to lend him a hand. (Pat Racette Photo)

record. “One hundred eighty was the goal, and I think 200 is what we needed to serve everyone,” said Joy Dralle, VoW Vice President. “We had applications for 195, so there were 19 we weren’t able to serve. So if they’ve been on the program for three years, we asked for them to take a break this year, and start over again next year.” Donations from businesses and individuals have driven Christmas Cheer, with no exception this year. Lebeck and Dralle ordered goods from Northeast Iowa Food Bank and J & C Grocery, before setting up the products in the basement of Butler County Courthouse. Then North Butler Middle School student council and volunteers rounded up the

food into baskets. “They’ve [middle school students] helped for the last several years, and it really helps and works well,” Dralle said. “It’s a lot of work to prepare 176 baskets in an hour and a half, with a few kids staying longer. Next year, we’re asking them to come a half hour earlier, because we’ve been getting more families and items too.” Butler Bucks money was also given out in each basket to support buying locally. North Butler High School Honor Society finished off the process by delivering the baskets to applicants.

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Festival of Trees Elm Springs Assisted Living Facility held their first annual Festival of Trees open house last Friday. A total of 10 trees were decorated and entered in the contest by businesses and residents, as visitors at the holiday house and staff judged which two were their favorites. “It was a good turnout,” said Georgia Allen, Elm Springs Manager. “North Butler student council really was creative and unique with their tree.” North Butler Middle School student council’s tree that showed the bottom half of Grinch on his knees and with the other half likely stealing it. With garlands falling around him, and the top of the tree bare, it’s no wonder the cleverly thought out tree took first prize. Runner-up went to Allison Therapy Clinic, who had the largest artificial tree of the group. Trucked all the way from Ankeny, the full tree had all sorts of rehabilitation devices hanging from it as well as colorful ribbon and garlands. Wix’s Water Works put together an original tree too, with the body made out of pipe and leading up to hot and cold faucet knobs at the top. Allison Public Library used craftiness with a Yule type of log looking body of the tree, along with neatly set ornaments of little books and a skirt made out of several books.

(Top) Mary Ann Eisentrager and Darlene and Bill Bohlen pose for a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus Friday night, during Elm Springs Assisted Living Facility’s first annual Festival of Trees open house. (Right) North Butler Middle School student council captured first prize, with their Grinch stealing Christmas tree. (Pat Racette Photo)

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Library Open House a Huge Success

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by Patty Hummel Many thanks to the 435 friends and neighbors who attended the Allison Public Library’s Holiday Open House. We appreciate your support of our library. You made our day so much FUN! Early morning guests played BINGO and listened to musical selections by cowboy singers, the Double J Wranglers. Thank you to the Rehabilitation Center of Allison, an ABCM Corporation, and to the Allison Commercial Club for co-hosting this event. And thank you to our local Allison businesses for their generosity. Come and try your luck at our next BINGO party on Wednesday, January 8, 2pm, at the Allison Public Library. At Santa’s Workshop youngsters made Moose Munch, crafted an Ornament, worked in Mrs. Claus’s Bakery, and received a Holiday Tattoo. Thank you to Santa and all of our volunteer elves for sharing glad tidings. 127 children were photographed as they shared their Christmas wishes with Santa. We will contact you when your picture with Santa is ready to take home. Christmas cookies, coffee, and punch were enjoyed by everyone. Again, thank YOU for making our holiday event a huge success! Merry Christmas from Dolores, Joy, Kelly, and Patty at the Allison

Unity Church Christmas Eve Homecoming Candlelight services at Unity will be held at 6:30 p.m on Tuesday, December 24. Come and meet Pastor Christine Kaplunas, the newest addition to their Unity family. Unity Presbyterian and New Life Lutheran members and friends will lead a praise service of carols and special music to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. Unity Church is located south and west of Clarksville. From the junction of Hwy. 3 and 188, go 2 miles west on Hwy 3 and turn south on Ridge Ave. (or from the junction of Hwy 3 and Sinclair Ave, go 2 miles east) and turn south. The church is located one mile south at the corner of 220th Street and Ridge Ave.

Christmas Worship at St. James Lutheran Church, Allison The public is invited to special Christmas services at St. James Lutheran Church, Allison. Luther League Christmas Eve Worship & Holy Communion Service will be Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Day Worship & Holy Communion will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 9:00 a.m.

Dumont/Aredale/Bristow/Greene New Hope Parish UMC invites you to a:

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Sunday, December 22t Join us at either 4:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. 2.5 miles North of Dumont on the blacktop (Clay Ave/CR-T16) 2.5 miles South of Aredale on the blacktop (Clay Ave/CR-T16) East side of the road on the Minnier farm site. THE LIVING NATIVITY WILL TAKE PLACE IN A BUILDING ON THE SITE.

There is ample parking at the site and the building will accommodate more people this year. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through a live nativity h for and candlelight service in a humble setting reminiscent Watecsigns th of the stable in Bethlehem.

Trinity Reformed Church in Allison would like to invite the public to attend their special Christmas services this year. The children’s Christmas program “Lo and Behold� will be on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m. and the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service will be on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m. (They hope to broadcast both of these services on Dumont Cable channel 998 for those who are unable to attend in person).

Snowmobile Safety Class set for December 26 & 30 There will be a Snowmobile Safety Class on Thursday, December 26 and Monday, December 30, from 6-9pm in Clarksville. Driving class (if there is snow) will be January 5. Ages 12-17 are required to have a safety certificate in order to ride public trails or ditches. Pre-register by calling Kim Lodge at 319-278-4331 or 319-239-9944 or Deb Lodge at 319-239-0296. The cost is $15 for your certificate.

Allison Public Library to offer preventive health event Allison Public Library is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 1/22/2014. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening,

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for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www. lifelinescreening.com/communitypartners.

Trinity Reformed Church to offer two ministries Trinity Reformed Church is reaching out to meet the needs of our community. In an attempt to move beyond their own congregation to minister to others, they will be offering two ministries to Allison and the surrounding communities. The first is a program called GriefShare which helps people deal with their grief after the loss of a loved one. It is a 13 week program led by people who have experienced grief firsthand. Costs to participants will be minimal. There will be an informative meeting held at The Corner (right next to J &C grocery) on January 5 at 5:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served and future dates and times will be discussed. If you have any questions, please call Trinity at 319267-2982. The other program coming in February is called Financial Peace University. This program also runs for about 13 weeks, but the focus is on personal finances. If you are looking for ways to manage your money instead of your money managing you, this is the program for you. More information will come in January or you can call Trinity at 319-267-2982 to find out more.

Happy Holidays

New Business Property Tax Credit nears deadline Butler Assessor Deb McWhirter is reminding commercial and industrial property owners to contact the assessor’s office to sign up for the new Business Property Tax Credit. Thousands of commercial property owners in Iowa face deadline in five weeks, as applications are due. “Just like when you first buy your house, you have to apply for the homestead credit, this is the first time that you’re going to be eligible for the commercial property tax credit and you have to apply,� says Iowa Department of Revenue Director Courtney Kay-Decker, “and it’s by Jan. 15.� Butler has forms available for mailing, e-mailing or faxing, if coming to the courthouse is inconvenient. Call 319-267-2264 to make arrangements.

Commercial property owners who fail to meet that Jan. 15 deadline will have to wait another year to apply for the credit. The governor and legislators hammered out a deal this spring, which would reduce commercial property tax rates in Iowa by 10 percent within three years, but the plan, also created a new property tax credit for commercial property. Counties will get $50 million from the state to create that tax credit at the local level in the first year. After all applications have been processed, the amount of credit will be determined and applied to the tax bills due and payable before Oct. 1 and March 31, 2015. Contact the assessor’s office with questions at 319-267-2264 or assessor@butlercoiowa.org.

American Cancer Society Offers Support through the Holidays The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. But if you’re dealing with cancer – either through your own illness or that of a loved one – this time of the year may be especially challenging. The American Cancer Society offers free information, day-today help, and emotional support to help you through every step of your cancer journey, so you or your loved one can focus on getting well, even during the holidays. One of the best examples of holiday care may come from the American Cancer Society Hope LodgeŽ network. The physical strain of cancer treatment, the worry and financial burden all takes a toll on cancer patients and their families. Add travel far from home and it can quickly become overwhelming for a patient to receive treatment. Hope Lodge changes all of that. Hope Lodge is a home away from home where people from different hometowns and different backgrounds come together. This community of cancer patients and caregivers understands the important role Hope Lodge plays in helping them get well. The Midwest Division has four Hope Lodge locations in Rochester, Minneapolis, Marshfield and Iowa City. This year, they provided more than 41,500 nights of free lodging, saving patients $5 million. Our Hope

Lodges are part of a network of 31 Hope Lodge locations nationwide. In 2012, across the country, nearly 50,000 cancer patients and caregivers stayed at Hope Lodge, saving them an estimated $26 million in lodging expenses. To learn more about American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities and how they’re helping the Society save lives and create a world with more birthdays, visit cancer. org/HopeLodge or call 1-800-ACS2345. For more information about how you can get involved with your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Butler County please visit RelayForLife.org/butlercountyia.

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BUTLER COUNTY YOUNG RIDERS On December 8, 2013 the Butler County Young Riders held a meeting at Allison Public Library. The president called the meeting to order. Member, Courtney Reyna, led the Pledge of Allegiance. The Secretary’s Report was not given. Following the Secretary’s Report, the Treasurer’s Report was given. There were no Committee Reports. In Old Business, members need to sign up to make tie pillows on one or both days. Also reminding 4-H officers to do officer training. The Beef Weigh-in for the 2014 Butler County Fair will be at the Waverly Sales Barn on Saturday, December 21 from 7-10 am. If you plan on exhibiting market steers and/or heifers, you must weigh-in. In New Business, the Butler County Christmas Cheer is in need of volunteers. Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Training is required for beef, sheep, dairy, dairy goat, swine, meet goat, poultry, and rabbit exhibitors. Also the Youth Beef Conference will be on January 25th. The next BCYR meeting will be held at the Bethel Reformed Church on January 5, 2014. Remember to bring a food item for the potluck and the gift for the Christmas gift exchange, club awards will also be presented that day. Reporter, Christine Reyna ________

2014 Robert D. Blue scholarship application available online State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that the application for the 2014 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at rdblue. org. Any Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 20142015 school year are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need, an original essay, academic achievement and written recommendations. “These scholarships not only help Iowa students financially, but also honor the achievements and potential of the young people of our state,” Fitzgerald stated. “Last year, a $1,000 scholarship was awarded to five outstanding students. Each of the recipients represents a different community from across our state and all of them went on to attend a different Iowa college or university.” The Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation awards the Robert D. Blue Scholarship to Iowa students attending college in Iowa. Governor Blue created the Foundation in 1949 to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Iowa’s acceptance into the union. At that time, a scholarship fund was established to encourage the youth of the state to attend Iowa’s fine colleges and universities. In 1990, the Foundation officially named the scholarship to honor the late Governor Blue. Robert D. Blue Scholarship applications are only accepted online through May 10 at rdblue.org. The winners will be announced during the summer. Those who would like more information on the Robert D. Blue Scholarship should visit the website, or call the treasurer’s office at (515) 242-5270.

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Poor Norm – The U.S. Affordable Care Act was designed – and heavily promoted– to Americans to reduce fee-for-service provider payment updates and lower payments to private plans. The way the website registration has gotten off the ground, you may wonder.

Affordable Healthcare … Hi! I’m from the Government to Help You I haven’t bothered to sit down and read the American Affordable Healthcare Act that was passed a year ago, so that makes me about as qualified to talk about it as anyone in Congress (either side). But in doing a little research, I’ve come to realize that: • The American healthcare system just isn’t working for most folks • The idea that you sign up or else (something like that) sorta’ bothers me • Bureaucrats can’t develop a website to save their behinds • To believe they can ensure data security defies logic Globally, around 54.5 million people die each year because of disease or preventable healthcare issues. One in eight of these deaths occur in children under the age of 5. At the same time, our worldwide population is over 7 billion and climbing. Since people aren’t going to simply disappear when they turn 30 (as they did in Logan’s Run), we’re going to have to address the healthcare issue with the same focus and determination that has produced today’s feature-rich technologies. It can’t be that the countries of the world aren’t spending enough on health. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, we’ll spend more than $6.5 trillion this year. Despite that expenditure, healthcare isn’t available to everyone. In fact, gross shortages of healthcare professionals are in way too many countries. While WHO indicates the U.S. has sufficient services available, they also noted: • The government spends more than any other country - $8362/person per year • That works out to about $948 per person per year • The WHO’s highly contested 2000 health report put the U.S. healthcare system in 15th in overall performance • The US was 37th in overall ranking WHO didn’t bother ranking countries in their 2010 report, but the Commonwealth Fund ranked seven developed countries on their health care performance and surprise – the U.S. was dead last. The U.S. may be last, but they are investing in healthcare. According to McKinley, 7 percent of average household income goes for healthcare, and another 11 percent for personal insurance and pensions (if you live that long). That expenditure is expected to be 13.6 percent of the GDP (gross domestic product) this year; and by 2020, it is expected to be 19.8 percent of GDP. All of those U.S. healthcare pay-

ments come from: • 32 percent private health insurance • 20 percent Medicare • 15 percent Medicaid • 13 percent other government funds • 12 percent out of the consumer’s pocket • 8 percent from private funds It just doesn’t look like Americans are getting the same ROI as people in other countries. Americans have a lower life expectancy as well as higher rates of infant mortality, low weight birth, injuries and homicides, adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, drug-related deaths, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease and disability than people in other industrialized countries. Throwing more money at the problem isn’t working. It’s easy to see why Sen. Ted Kennedy championed healthcare reform right up until he died, and Hillary Clinton (among others) pushed really hard for it. The U.S. Affordable Healthcare Program got off to a rocky start – it was horrible. We spent $630 million in technology to get the federal health insurance Web site open for business. Right after it was unveiled, someone figured they’d use it and – bam. Didn’t anyone run the numbers and notice that there are 300 million plus people in the U.S. who might sign up or at least be a little curious? Instead of a showcase for Verizon’s data centers and the site developer, it’s an embarrassment … it crashed right out of the gate. Amazon, Google, Oracle, Microsoft and other folks have jumped in to bail out CGI, “the important part of the team,” and straighten things out. These folks don’t work for the government; they work for a living and understand the importance of availability, fast response/page refresh, customer satisfaction. Hey, I’m not an IT guy but after 20-plus years, I know IT is complex, was never meant to be commercialized like it is and that the Internet wasn’t developed to handle the media and workload it does. It’s so complex. With constantly changing with each browser, each device, system/tablet/smartphone, it’s a wonder that websites and the Internet work at all! That’s why the companies listed earlier let people test it, try to break it, find the bugs … there are thousands of folks who just love doin’ that sorta’ thing. If the federal folks had done some testing, they might have figured out, “Hey, this pig isn’t ready to be put on display.”

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Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will jointly award scholarships to area students in 2014. Qualified applicants must be graduating high-school students planning to pursue a career in a health-related program such as a medical or dental curriculum including pre-med and pre-dental, nursing, dental hygiene, medical/clinical laboratory technology, dental technology, radiology technology, medical transcription, health information technology, medical office services, surgical technology, ultrasound technology, pharmacy, respiratory therapy and physical therapy or post-secondary students currently enrolled in a health related program. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academics, financial need and citizenship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 gradepoint average and be from the local area (Black Hawk, Bremer, Fayette, Buchanan, Benton, Tama, Grundy and Butler counties). Application forms are available from the Covenant Foundation Office, 3421 West Ninth Street, Waterloo, Tel. (319) 272-7676; the Sartori Health Care Foundation Office, 515 College Street, Cedar Falls, Tel. (319) 268-3161; and online at www. WheatonIowa.org, click on Foundations then Auxiliary Scholarships. Applications should include a brief essay describing citizenship activities, academic achievements and financial need. In addition please include grade transcripts and letters of recommendation from two individuals who are not related to you. Applications are also available in area school counselor’s offices. Submissions must be completed and returned to the Covenant Foundation Office by March 14, 2014. Applications submitted online will not be accepted. The Covenant Medical Center Auxiliary and Sartori Memorial Hospital Auxiliary comprise one of the largest and most active service organizations in the community. In addition to fundraising, the auxiliaries serve to promote cooperative interest between Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and the community.

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60th Wedding Anniversary Orlyn and Marva Jean Schellhorn will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Orlyn and Marva Jean Westendorf were married December 21, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. The couple were the previous owners of Orly’s Meat Market, Locker and Deli in Clarksville. They are

now retired. Their family includes Diane Stephan of Reinbeck, Connie (Ray) Petersen, Daryl (Debby) Schellhorn, Kevin Schellhorn, and Linda (Joe) Wedeking, all of Clarksville, along with 13 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 777, Clarksville, IA 50619.

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Kregel named to Honor Roll at AIB

Becca Kregel of Dumont has been named to the Honor Roll at AIB College of Business for the Fall 2013 term. “I am always pleased by the academic success of our students,” said Dr. Susan Cigelman, Vice President for Academic Affairs at AIB. “By challenging themselves in the classroom and making the most of the educational opportunities offered at AIB, they are sure to be wellprepared to build their careers in the business world.” To qualify for the Honor Roll, Kregel attained a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 for the term. Kregel is earning a Bachelor of Science degree inAccounting atAIB.

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Church Directory ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, Dec. 25: 7:00 p.m. Lord’s Supper and Prayer Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. Tuesday, Dec. 24: 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion Service. St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship Tuesday, Dec. 24: 6:30 p.m. Luther League Christmas Eve Worship with Holy Communion Wednesday, Dec. 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 28: 7:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study at Elm Springs; The Corner Hours: 2-5 p.m. Middle School; 7-11 p.m. H.S. Trinity Reformed Church Pastor Gary Mulder 614 Cherry St. 319-267-2982 Note: Handicap Accessible Services are broadcast live on Dumont Cable Channel 998. Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 5:00 p.m. Small Gr.; 6:30 p.m. Children’s Program Tuesday, Dec. 24: 6:30 p.m. Candlelight Service. APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, Dec. 22: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, Dec. 25: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Kesley.

Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, December 22: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington 278-4765 Sunday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship & Sunday School Christmas Program; 1:30 p.m. Service @ Clarksville Skilled Nursing. Tuesday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service. Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Holiday - NO church service. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, December 22: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Sunday School Program for Pre-K-Adults; A Joyful Christmas presentation as we “GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN.” Tuesday, December 24: 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service; All are welcome. Wednesday, December 25: A Blessed Christmas Greeting to one and all. Immanuel United Church of Christ 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Sunday, December 22: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship/ Christmas/Communion/Christmas Fund Offering. Tuesday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Wednesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Rev. Kris Snyder, Pastor 1st, 2nd and 5th Sundays; 3rd and 4th Sundays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Sunday, December 22: 8:00 a.m. Worship. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, December 22: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, December 25: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church

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319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor pcgreen@omnitelcom.com Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. Worship Followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, Dec. 22: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, No Sunday School or Luther League; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion, Luther League Practice for Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, Dec. 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight with Holy Communion Wednesday, Dec. 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Worship with Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 28: 6:00 p.m. Worship NASHUASt. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Sunday, December 22: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service/Childrens Christmas Program. Tuesday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. Wednesday, December 25: “Merry Christmas.” PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, December 22: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell – 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School Christmas program rehearsal; 10:00 a.m. Christmas Program. Tuesday, December 24: 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. ROSEVILLESt. Mary Church Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. SHELL ROCK – United Methodist Church 204 S. Prairie Street Pastor Dan Fernandez 319-885-4554 Sunday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, Dec. 22: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service

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Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. AWANAS-Bible Verses, Stories, Refreshments Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS) 121 East Washington Pastor Michael Knox 319-231-9761 Sundays 9:30 a.m. KXEL AM Radio Bible Class The Double Edged Sword Saturday, December 21: 5:00 p.m. Worship; 6:00 p.m. Bible Class. Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, December 22: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, December 25: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:45 a.m. Christmas Program Practice; 8:45 a.m. Adult Class; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, Coffee & Fellowship Tuesday, Dec. 24: 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Program and Candle Light Service Wednesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day 9:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion Saturday, Dec. 28: 7:00 a.m. Prayer at Elm Springs WAVERLYSt. Mary’s Catholic Church 2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 20: 7:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, December 21: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, December 22: 8:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Monday, December 23: 6:307:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Choir Rehearsal. Tuesday, December 24: 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Choir meets to sing for 4:00 p.m. Mass; 8:00 p.m. Christmas Mass. Wednesday, December 25: 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Mass. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, December 22: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Church of the Lutheran Hour” On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW Rev. Matthew Versemann & Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, December 22: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, December 25: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Senior Pastor Rev. Marvin Talamantez Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

A Blessed and Joyous Christmas To You Luke 2:1-20 Many of us have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas season. Some among us will find it difficult to share in the happy expressions, laughter and celebration that are the custom and are in many instances the expectation in social behavior. Let us keep these folks, who through many circumstances are less than happy, whether through loss of loved ones, economic difficulties, emotional trauma, or a host of possibilities, in our prayers as they struggle to maintain an attitude of festivity. The text I refer to at the opening of this article is the one we always read as a family just before sharing our Christmas dinner. Everything stops as the eldest member of the family reminds us in the words of Luke why we are gathered and what reason there is for the joy of the day. Regardless of our circumstances we remember the coming of the Savior Jesus Christ who brought Good News to the poor and to all human kind. We can have joy in spite of current sorrows and sadness that come to all of us periodically. This Jesus Christ is God’s Son who came so that we might fear God’s wrath no more. He came to do what we could never do; make ourselves righteous before God. You have been made an inheritor of God’s favor by Christ Himself. Live in God’s joy even if your situation is not presently a happy one. Amen Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Vilmar)

RYAN HARVEY

The story of Christmas From time to time as Christmas approaches, I love to pull out one of my sons’ board books and read it to them. The book, written by Joseph Slate entitled “Who is Coming To Our House,” gives a glimpse of what happened in the barn over 2,000 years ago. “Who is coming to our house?” “Someone, someone,” says Mouse. Who is that someone? As Christmas approaches just a few short days ahead I’ll recite Matthew 1:18-2:12 of the New International Version. This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”--which means, “God with us.” When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “’But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so

was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.” While I’ve recited these words from the Bible to our readers for the past several years, I’d like to share something that my wife, Jill, has started this year with our two young children. Philip, age 7, and Benjamin, age 5, are just beginning to understand the meaning of Christmas. As we discuss Jesus at home with our children, we remind them that Christmas isn’t just about the gifts under the Christmas Tree, nor is it just about the Christmas music playing on the radio, it’s truly about Jesus’ birthday. Like recent years, again this year my wife has decided, along with our kids, to make a birthday cake for Jesus. The cake will be treated just like any other birthday cake. It’ll be loaded with frosting, sprinkles as the kids help her decorate it, and of course a few candles. It got me to thinking about how truly important this tradition can become. The idea of decorating a cake, putting on the frosting and sprinkles, along with the candles will help to ingrain in our kids how truly important it is to remember Jesus, not just at our traditional candlelight services, but by celebrating at home with each other. We make a cake for all of our family members as their birthdays arrive each year, why shouldn’t we celebrate with cake on Christmas, too? Jesus is a part of our family, too. And so back, to Slate’s book…. “Who is coming to our house?” “Mary and Joseph,” whispers Mouse. “Welcome, welcome to our house.” Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, our loyal readers. My family and I would like to wish you nothing but the best of health and good will in 2014. Ryan L. Harvey, of Hampton, is the president and CEO for MidAmerica Publishing Corporation. He can be reached at ryanharvey@iowaconnect.com


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The Clover Connection Nancy Jensen Butler County CYC nejensen@iastate.edu

Looking Back As we draw closer to turning the final page on 2013, I can’t help but stop and look back on the year 2013 in Extension and Outreach, both the “good” and the “need some work on” aspects. I’m sure you’ve ALL read and heard about Governor Brandstad’s STEM initiatives across the state. Seems like he’s not happy with the relatively few number of people who even know what the letters stand for. Butler County residents listen up – STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. You will now be able to tell that roving reporter polling your community streets what STEM means! The Advisory Council is already changing the logo to “Greatness STEMs from Iowans”. Anyway (drum roll please) in the near future, we will be launching our very own Robotics Club, right here in Butler County. Give me a call if you are interested in attending or helping! Remember, I am not good in science so will need to have volunteers who can help direct the kids in the right direction! I made a valiant effort of visiting all clubs in 2013 and I did make it to Albion, Monroe, Shell Rock, BB’s, Greene and Coldwater/Dayton and then things kind of fell apart. So I will try and hit the remaining clubs first this year and work my way back through! Leaders, if you have a time you’d like me to visit, let me know. SOON! We tried some county meetings for the first time this year. Our cover crops meeting in April was well attended as was our Farm Leasing Meeting in August. Our Spend Smart, Eat Smart and Smart Choice Health Insurance Meetings were not at all successful.

Butler County sent 6 youth to Youth Conference/Animal Science Round-Up in Ames the week after fair. This was the most youth Butler had sent in quite a few years and they all came home fired up to go again! I had to burst that bubble by telling them next year it would be the same week as fair. Bummer! Butler County Extension & Outreach inaugurated the annual Appreciation Award during Extension Week, March 24 -29. The first recipients of this award were: KLMJ radio, the Clarksville Star, The Parkersburg Eclipse, the Greene Recorder and the Tribune Journal. Each recipient received a certificate and a box of chocolate! I had my first opportunity to attend the Hawkeye Farm Show at the UNI Dome. The crowds were down due to the horrible weather we had that week, but again, the networking couldn’t be beat! Next year’s show will be a week later, March 4-6. The concept of local foods has been gaining popularity and I attended several meetings on local foods as well as the Good Agricultural Practices Workshops. I also attend a Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Partnership meeting as often as I can to learn new marketing techniques as well as gain insights into this program. I guess Butler County Extension & Outreach has had a very busy and productive year. As Region 20 Director Bob Dodds puts it, “We’re feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping communities to prosper and thrive and turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it.” Couldn’t have said it better myself!

Yard and Garden: Shrubs and Trees with Winter Color AMES, Iowa — An excellent way to brighten the winter landscape is to plant trees and shrubs that possess ornamental characteristics, such as colorful fruit or exfoliating bark. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach describe shrubs and trees that add color to the winter landscape. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at 515-294-3108 or hortline@iastate.edu. Which shrubs have colorful bark in winter? One of the most beautiful sights in winter is the bright red twigs of the redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) set against a backdrop of newly fallen snow. Native to Iowa, the redosier dogwood grows 6 to 10 feet tall. Several colorful cultivars are available. ‘Cardinal’ has bright, cherry red stems. ‘Alleman’s Compact’ is a red-stemmed, compact cultivar that grows 4 to 5 feet tall. Arctic Fire™ is a red-stemmed, 3- to 4-foot-tall shrub. ‘Flaviramea’ is a 5- to 6-foottall shrub with yellow stems. There are also several cultivars of willow that possess colorful bark. The ‘Flame’ willow (Salix ‘Flame’) has reddish orange stems. The stems of the coral bark willow (Salix alba ‘Britzensis’) vary from yellow-orange to orange-red. The redosier dogwood and willows should be pruned on a frequent basis as young shoots possess the brightest colors. ‘Flame’ and coral bark willows should be pruned annually. Cut back plants to near ground level in late winter. The redosier dogwood requires less pruning. In late winter, remove approximately one-third of the oldest stems near ground level. Which trees have attractive bark? Selecting trees with attractive bark is an excellent way to add interest to the winter landscape. A widely planted tree that possesses attractive, exfoliating bark is the river birch (Betula nigra). The exfoliating bark varies from salmonwhite to reddish brown. Often planted as a multi-stemmed specimen or clump, the river birch may eventually reach a height of 50 to 60 feet. Two small ornamental trees with exfoliating bark are the paperbark maple (Acer griseum) and Amur chokecherry (Prunus maackii). The paperbark maple grows 20 to 30 feet tall, possesses cinnamon to reddish brown exfoliating bark, and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8. The bark characteristics of the Amur chokecherry are highly variable. Bark color varies from brownish yellow to reddish brown to cinnamon red. Some exhibit little or no bark exfoliation, while others exfoliate heavily. The Amur chokecherry grows 30 to 35 feet tall. Other trees with showy bark in-

clude the lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) and Chinese or lacebark elm (Ulmus parvifolia). The bark of both trees exfoliates in patches revealing a kaleidoscope of colors. The multicolored bark of the lacebark pine contains splashes of green, white, brown and purple, while the Chinese elm is spotted with brown, gray, green and orange. Which trees and shrubs have colorful fruit in winter? While crabapples (Malus spp.) are usually planted for their flowers, many cultivars also possess colorful, persistent fruit. Crabapple cultivars with red fruit include ‘David,’ ‘Donald Wyman,’ ‘Mary Potter,’ Red Jewel™ and Sugar Tyme®. ‘Indian Magic,’ ‘Professor Sprenger’ and ‘Snowdrift’ have reddish orange fruit, while Harvest Gold® and Golden Raindrops® are yellowfruited crabapple cultivars. Hawthorns (Crataegus spp.) are another group of small, flowering trees that possess attractive fruit. Hawthorns produce white flowers in spring. In fall, their small (onefourth to one-half inch in diameter) fruit turn red and persist into winter. Two hawthorns noted for their excellent fruit displays are the Washington hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum) and ‘Winter King’ hawthorn (Crataegus viridis ‘Winter King’). Shrubs that possess attractive fruit in late fall and winter include red chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), cranberry cotoneaster (Cotoneaster apiculatus), winterberry (Ilex verticillata), Meserve hybrid hollies (Ilex x meserveae) and American cranberrybush viburnum (Viburnum trilobum). All of the aforementioned shrubs have red fruit. Snowberries and coralberries (Symphoricarpos spp.) have white, pink or purplish red fruit. The brightly colored fruit of most of the aforementioned trees and shrubs do not remain throughout winter. Very cold temperatures in winter eventually cause many fruit to turn reddish brown or black. Hungry birds and squirrels may also devour the fruit. However, the fruit display in late fall and early winter can be spectacular. 2014 Garden Calendar is the Wonder of Trees The 2014 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach garden calendar celebrates the wonderful gifts that trees provide for other living things. In addition to striking photos, find monthly garden tips, treeplanting instructions, Iowa’s state forests, vignettes of historical trees and quotes that trees inspired. The 2014 garden calendar can be purchased at the Extension Online Store https://store.extension.iastate. edu/.

Meetings Look at Stover Harvest for Needs of Biomass Feedstock Industry AMES, Iowa – Opportunities to harvest corn stover exist in two regions of Iowa – near Nevada in central Iowa and near Emmetsburg in northern Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host three meetings in January to address emerging opportunities related to stover harvesting for the biomass feedstock needs of local industries. The central Iowa meeting will be held Jan. 6 at the Leonard Good Learning Center in Ogden. This meeting is in collaboration with DuPont. The northern Iowa meetings will be held Jan. 14 at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer and Jan. 21 at Water’s Edge Events Center in Algona. The northern Iowa meetings are in collaboration with POET-DSM. All three meetings will start at 9:45 a.m. Stover harvesting can impact economic, agronomic and water quality production factors. The meetings will address many of the positives and negatives of stover harvesting and discuss how stover harvesting can be managed within corn production. Crop producers, land owners, crop consultants, agronomists, service providers and others with an interest in stover harvest and its removal from farm fields are encouraged to attend. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach meeting speakers include: Mark Licht and Paul Kassel, field agronomists; Kelvin Leibold, Melissa O’Rourke and Kristen Schulte, farm management specialists; and Kapil Arora, agricultural engineering specialist. Industry speakers on the agenda include: David Ertl, technology commercializa-

tion manager, Iowa Corn Growers Association; Dennis Penland, DuPont business development manager; Andy Heggenstaller, agronomy research manager, DuPont-Pioneer; B.J. Schany, commodities manager, POET-DSM; and Steve Petersen, end use product manager, Monsanto Corn Crop Management. Barb Stewart, state agronomist, will present the USDA-NRCS perspective on soil health and stover removal at these meetings. A noon lunch will be sponsored by industry partners during the meeting at no cost to the participants, however pre-registration is required. Industry representatives will be available to meet with participants during lunch and at the close of the meeting. The meetings are funded in part by a grant from Iowa Energy Center. Meeting Registrations • Jan. 6 – Boone County. Register with the Boone County Extension Office by calling 515-4323882, or online at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/boone/ • Jan. 14 – Clay County. Register with the Clay County Extension Office by calling 712-2622264, or online at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/ • Jan. 21 – Kossuth County. Register with the Kossuth County Extension Office by calling 515295-2469, or online at http://www. extension.iastate.edu/kossuth/ There is no fee to attend the meetings. Registration is required for correct meal and handout counts. Walk-in registration the day of the meeting will only be accepted if space is available.

2014 Feedlot Forum January 21 in Sioux Center Cattle feeders and agri-business professionals are invited to the Feedlot Forum 2014, a day-long program Jan. 21 at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. The 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. forum features educational components on timely issues affecting northwest Iowa feedlot producers and includes a trade show displaying new products in animal health, beef nutrition and facilities. “This year’s forum focuses on current feedlot issues key to every Iowa feedlot – environmental regulations, cattle lameness and marketing,” said Beth Doran, beef program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Ken Hessenius, supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Field Office 3, will discuss small, medium and large CAFO inspections. The IDNR will be operating under a revised protocol that may include a desktop assessment or a combination of a desktop assessment and on-site feedlot inspection. Ken will share what is involved in an inspection and how a producer might prepare for it. Rick Stowell, associate professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of NebraskaLincoln, will focus his presentation on air quality regulations for beef feedlots. Currently, large permitted feedlots are required to report air emissions for ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. However, there has been much discussion about regulating dust in agriculture. Rick will focus on current rules and what might be emerging. Jan Shearer, professor of Veterinary Diagnostic of Production

Animal Medicine at Iowa State University, will visit about hairy heel wart, a common and painful wart-like growth on the feet of cattle that causes lameness. It is estimated to affect 40 percent of the dairy herds in the Midwest and is becoming more common in feedlot cattle. Shearer will discuss cause, treatment and prevention. Matt Deppe, executive director for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, will present an update on association activities and issues relevant to Iowa cattle producers. Ed Greiman, president of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, will visit about a national cash market study and how formula grids may affect market price for finished cattle. His presentation is in response to a current trend for more feedlot cattle to be sold on a grid formula, which reduces the number of cattle sold on the spot market. Yet, the base price for the grid formula is determined by cattle sold on the spot market. Other factors, such as the shortage of feeder cattle, competition for grain and the general economy, may likely pressure cattle feeding profits. Andrew Gottschalk, Sr. Vice President of RJ O’Brien and Associates, will close the forum with a discussion on market situation and outlook for both cattle and grains. Registration of $25 per person is due at the Sioux County Extension office by Jan. 15. Registration brochures will be mailed in December, or contact the Sioux County Extension office for a flier. For more information, contact Beth Doran at 712737-4230 or doranb@iastate.edu.

Home Country by Slim Randles Herb tried on the Santa suit this morning. Couldn’t button the middle button on the jacket, but fortunately the pants had a drawstring that made allowances for yet another year of good living and fine food. To fix the unclosed button situation, Herb thought this Christmas Eve he’d wear this red vest he has under the jacket, and maybe the kids won’t notice. They always seemed to pay more attention to his face, anyway, during these annual pilgrimages to that spot on the highway in front of the convenience store. Each Christmas Eve now for how many years? Well, I guess Cindy was maybe six when she first became Dad’s head elf and wore the green outfit. And now? Cindy will be there again, of course, even though she has some elves of her own now. Will she be 30

this spring? Whaddya know… Cindy could’ve passed this job along to others, but she always insists. Says it’s a “daddy/ daughter thing.” Herb’s awfully glad about that, too. Looking at himself in the mirror now with the beard and cap, he thought he knew at least part of why actors get hooked on their profession. For a time, one small time each year, Herb gets to be someone else. He gets to play someone loved by everyone, someone who does only good things for others all year. He wouldn’t miss out on this couple of hours in his year. He getd to be part of something special, something based in love, something … magic in the eyes of children. And that’s worth a Ho! Ho! Ho! in anyone’s book.

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Extension Workshops help Iowans answer health insurance questions AMES, Iowa – Iowans who have applied for health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace but have not received written confirmation on the status of their application should make a follow-up phone call, suggests Barb Wollan, a family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “If you haven’t received the results of your application, such as your eligibility for tax credit and what plans you can choose from, then call the marketplace at 800-318-2596. You’ll have the option of enrolling over the phone, or you can use the information you receive from the call and log into the marketplace so you can compare plans before enrolling,” Wollan said. Those who enroll in the Marketplace by Dec. 23 can get health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment closes March 31. Iowans who want to better understand their health insurance options may participate in Smart Choice Health Insurance workshops from ISU Extension and Outreach. Wollan and other ISU Extension and Outreach family finance specialists are teaching the workshops throughout the state. ISU Extension and Outreach is offering the free workshops to build Iowans’ health insurance literacy so they can make informed decisions and choose a health insurance policy that meets their needs. Contact any ISU Extension and Outreach county office for details. “Smart Choice Health Insur-

ance is a curriculum that addresses both health insurance literacy and consumer rights and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. An early look at the data collected from workshops shows that we have been able to reduce confusion and increase confidence in Iowa consumers’ health insurance decisions,” said Suzanne Bartholomae, an ISU Extension and Outreach family financial management specialist. ISU Extension and Outreach is providing research-based education to help consumers understand health insurance concepts and terms, evaluate their own health insurance needs, examine insurance plans and select a plan that fits their needs and budget. Various organizations and agencies have been addressing concerns about the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace, but the ISU Extension and Outreach workshops are different. “Our Smart Choice workshops are not an avenue for enrolling consumers in health insurance or for providing one-on-one advice about health insurance. Navigators and other consumer assistors play this role,” Bartholomae explained. “We address the Affordable Care Act in Smart Choice, and we will be supplementing it with tax credit and cost subsidy information, but it is not the focus of our workshops,” Bartholomae said. Smart Choice is applicable to both current health insurance consumers and those who are newly eligible through the Affordable Care Act, she noted.

Medicare in 2014: What You Need to Know It’s the start of a new year, which is a time of review and reflection for many people. Now is also a good time to look at the Medicare changes that will happen this year, and a good time to talk about Medicare as an important source of health coverage for readers who’ll be turning 65. Q. What will 2014 bring for Medicare beneficiaries in terms of changes in out-of-pocket costs? While prices for everything seem to go up every year, the good news for Medicare beneficiaries is that premiums for Medicare Part B will remain the same for 2014, holding steady at $104.90 a month. The Part B deductible also remains unchanged at $147 a year. Q. What if I have Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage? Those with Medicare Part D will see a $15 drop in their deductible, from $325 in 2013 to $310 in 2014. And the “doughnut hole” (coverage gap), which has been getting smaller each year since 2011, will continue to get smaller too. In 2014, the doughnut hole will be $158.75 smaller than it was in 2013, another step closer to the goal of eliminating this coverage gap by 2020. And while you’re in the doughnut hole, you’ll pay less than half (only 47.5 percent) of the cost of name-brand drugs. The discount for generic drugs also goes up this year: People with Part D will pay 72 percent of the cost of generic drugs, down from 79 percent in 2013. Q. What else will 2014 bring for Medicare beneficiaries? The Affordable Care Act added a strong emphasis on preventive care to Medicare. The start of a new calendar year means that a whole range of free preventive services are again available to Medicare beneficiaries. Annual services (those you get once every 12 months) include a wellness visit with your primary care physician, a mammogram or prostate cancer screening, and a flu shot. Other preventive services are available for free too, including screenings for abdominal aortic aneurysms, bone mass measurements, and diabetes screenings. A list of free preventive services is available on the Medicare website at http://www.medicare.gov/ coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html. Q. What if I’m turning 65 in 2014? How do I sign up for Medicare?

The answer to that question depends on whether you are getting Social Security benefits. If you are getting Social Security, you should receive materials from the Social Security Administration (or from the Railroad Retirement Board, if you are a railroad retiree) about your Medicare options a couple of months before your 65th birthday. When you turn 65, you’ll automatically be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, with an option to decline Part B. If you want to decline Part B, be careful: Unless you have other health insurance (such as coverage through a spouse’s policy), there’s a big penalty for signing up later. And you should research your options for Medicare Part D so you’re ready to choose a drug plan. If you are not receiving Social Security, you have to proactively sign up for Medicare, with the same options for Part B as just described. Whether you are receiving Social Security or not, you have an alternative to signing up for traditional Medicare: You can sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan instead. Medicare Advantage plans are private plans that include the coverage you’d get under Medicare Parts A and B, and they may include drug coverage too. Your best sources of information on your options are: · the Social Security website http://www.ssa.gov/medicareonly/ · the Medicare website http:// www.medicare.gov/ You can also get free, in-person help from your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Call 1-800-MEDICARE to get a referral. Q. What are key dates to keep in mind for 2014? If you didn’t sign up for Part A or B when you first became eligible, you can sign up during the general enrollment period, which runs from January 1 to March 31, 2014. Remember, you may pay a higher premium for enrolling late. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you have until February 15, 2014, to leave your Medicare Advantage plan and move to (or back into) traditional Medicare. Between October 15 and December 7, 2014, you can change your Part D drug plan, join a Medicare Advantage plan, and exercise other Medicare coverage options.


6 • Thursday, December 19, 2013 MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON DECEMBER 3, 2013. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Mark V. Reiher with members Tom Heidenwirth and Rex Ackerman present. Also present was Engineer John Riherd. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board met to approve/disapprove proposed Gerloff settlement. Also present was Assistant County Attorney Marty Petersen. After review and discussion it was moved by Heidenwirth, second by Ackerman to approve settlement of $90,000 to the Sam H. Gerloff Estate. Motion carried. Board met with Assistant County Attorney Marty Petersen to review a Resolution for the Parkersburg Industrial & Commercial Park Phase 2 Plat. Moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to approve same. Motion carried. Human Resources Consultant Paul Greufe was present telephonically. Also present was HR/Finance Deputy Mindy Pecha. At 9:32 a.m. it was moved by Ackerman, second by Heidenwirth to go into closed session to discuss bargaining strategy. Motion carried. Moved by Ackerman, second by Heidenwirth to return to open session at 10:55 a.m. Motion carried. Board approved claims as submitted. Butler County Claims paid from November 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013. 4imprint, Inc, Med Sup...........................237.50 Aces, Comp Equip/Rcvry/Prog .........15,218.00 Ackart, Janice, Peo................................151.84 Ackerman, Rex, Mlge/Sch Of Instr ........467.90 Advantage Administrators, Self Funding .....................................1,265.17 Aflac, Aflac Pmt .....................................116.48 Airgas North Central, Suply ...................414.87 Alex-Teck, Inspct ...................................909.25 Allan, Marlene, Peo ...............................108.75 Alliant Energy, Util ...................................57.72 Allied Manatts Group Llc, Rock ..........8,501.33 Allison Pharmacy, Suply/Bd& Care/Ofc Sup/Med Sup .......................330.21 Allison Public Library, Qtrly Approp ....1,895.31 Allison, City Of, Util ................................205.02 Amt2, Comp Prog ....................................31.95 Answer Plus Inc, Equip Cont ...................65.00 Aplington Library, Qtrly Approp ...........1,895.31 Aplington, City Of, Amb Svc ..................225.00 Aramark, Avs Waterloo Mc Lockbox, Suply......................................................68.62 At&T, Tele ................................................40.72 Averill, Mary, Peo ...................................106.29 Backer, Esther, Peo ...............................126.88 Backer, John, Peo .................................116.00 Backer, Juanita, Peo..............................133.13 Ballard, Brenda, Peo .............................154.42 Bankers Trust, Int/Bond Reg Fee .....33,925.00 Barth, Rita, Peo .....................................126.88 Bauman, Georgette, Peo .......................144.68 Bennett, Georgia, Peo ...........................126.88 Bennett, Michael, Peo ...........................158.05 Big River Equipment, Prts/Lbr ...............654.72 Black Hawk Rental, Equip .....................404.46 Black Hills Energy, Util.............................52.32 Blackhawk Automatic Sprinklers, Inspct ...................................................199.00 Blacktop Services Co., Ptch ..................115.00 Briggs Corporation, Med Sup ................324.51 Brouwer, Mary,Mlge-Elctns/Sch Of Instr ..36.81 Brown Supply Co. Inc., Prts...................174.25 Burman, Norma, Peo .............................171.57 Buseman, Louise, Peo ..........................132.11 Bushbaum, Maxine, Peo .......................144.02 Business Card, Sch Of Instr/Misc ..........645.14 Butler Bremer Communications, Tele ......99.35 Butler County Engineer, Fuel/Ofc Sup...268.79 Butler County Farm Bureau, Rent .........400.00 Butler County Public, Med Invst/ Drug Test/Wellness ..............................296.48 Butler County R.E.C., Util ......................908.39 Butler County Solid, Disp Fee ..........18,671.90 Calhoun-Burns & Assoc., Brdg Insp ...4,683.50 Campbell Supply, Tool/Suply .................638.19 Capital One Commercial, Suply ............251.96 Cardmember Service, Sch Of Instr........165.17 Ced-Columbia, Mnr Equip .....................128.82 Central Iowa Distr., Sup/Ofc Sup/Jail ....569.65 Central Iowa Water Assoc., Util ...............16.66 Century Link, Tele ....................................50.19 Certified Laboratories, Suply .................149.00 Chisholm, Robin, Mlge ..........................145.60 Christiansen, Daniel, Sfty ......................238.61 Clark, H. David, Peo ..............................149.22 Clark, Lola, Peo .....................................149.86 Clarksville Library, Qtrly Approp .........1,895.31 Clarksville Lumber Co, Suply ................166.52 Clarksville, City Of, Ct Costs/Util ...........381.96 Cole Excavating, Reserve Acct ........22,930.00 Cordes, Shirley, Peo ..............................139.88 Cost Advisory Services, Inc., Prof Fees ..........................................3,950.00 Croell Redi-Mix, Inc., Rr/Upgrades .....1,330.50 Crop Production Services Inc., Suply .1,704.00 Crumley, Margaret, Peo.........................126.88 Dale’s Steam Way, Maint....................1,332.75 Debner, Lonna, Mlge .............................301.08 Dell Marketing L.P., Ofc Sup/ Comp Equip .........................................197.72 Dewitt, Cindy, Mlge ................................445.64 Diamond Mowers, Inc, Prts .....................48.22 Dohrn, Pamela, Peo ..............................126.88 Doug’s Heating & Cooling, Well Closing.........................................400.00 Dralle Plumbing & Htg, Well Closing .....354.00 Dumont Harken Lumber Inc., Suply ........24.98 Dumont Library, Qrtly Approp .............1,895.31 Dumont Telephone Company, Tele/Internet ......................................2,243.67 Eclipse News Review, Publ/Bd Proc/Pub Not ....................................1,032.65 Ed Roehr Safety Products, Mnr Equip...969.90 Electronic Engineering Co., Gps ...........898.50 Embarkit, Inc., Mnr Equip ......................373.00 Epley Bros. Hybrids Inc., Maint ...............85.00 Escher, Berdyne G, Peo ........................147.65 Fagre M.D., Lee, Med Exmr ..................230.00 Farm Chem, Prts ...................................408.26 Farmers Cooperatvie Co., Maint ...........162.23 Fastenal Company, Prts/Shop/Tools ..1,629.56 Fecht Repair, Car Exp ...........................186.95 Fehr Graham, Eng & Envimt, Rise .....3,504.00 Fink, Mary E., Peo .................................134.13 Fleshner, Tamara L., Mlge .....................153.04 Forry, Bonnie Kay, Mlge ........................317.15 Freese, Angela, Sch Of Instr ...................95.68 Freese, Leona Joyce, Peo.....................132.61 Frey, Alda, Peo ......................................144.56 Gansen, Joyce, Mlge .............................104.42 Gillund Enterprises, Suply .....................183.36 Glaxosmithkline Pharm., Vaccines .....1,089.30 Grainger, Maint/Mnr Equip.......................55.96 Graser, Christine, Peo ...........................126.88 Graven, Ann, Peo ..................................108.75 Greene Library, Qtrly Approp ..............1,895.31 Greene Recorder, The, Publ/Bd Proc/ Pub Not................................................255.09 Greene Recorder, The, Publ....................49.16 Greene, City Of, Util ................................96.36 Greenlee, Robert J, Peo ........................147.13 Gunnett, M.D., Carol, Mlge ....................112.32 Hanawalt & Son Lumber, Environ Educ .........................................85.00 Harken Lumber, Reserve Acct ............3,740.98 Hartzell, Katheryn, Peo..........................140.92 Hawkeye Fire & Safety Co., Inspct/Maint/Bldg Maint ....................1,008.75 Heckman, Carol, Peo ............................130.51 Heckman, John, Peo .............................155.46 Heeren, Kathy, Mlge ..............................217.46 Heerts, Steve, Peo ................................191.97 Hendrickson, Cynthia, Peo ....................148.21 Henricks, Deb, Mlge ..............................396.24 Hewitt, Connie, Peo ...............................142.48 Hinders, Mary Ann, Mlge .......................540.80 Humphrey, Katherine, Peo ....................239.48 Imperial Supplies Llc, Paint ...................100.85 Imwca, Wk Comp ...............................6,093.00 Interstate Battery Of, Prts ......................326.85 Iowa Division Of Labor Svcs, Boiler Insp..............................................50.00 Iowa Onsite Waste Water Asen, Dues.....95.00 Iowa Plains Signing, Inc., Trfc Pnt ......1,629.41 Iowa Prison Industries, Car Exp/ Maint ....................................................988.60 Iowa State University, Reg ....................750.00 Issda, Misc.............................................550.00 J & C Grocery, Ofc Sup/Suply .................49.21

J. Robert Hopson, Prof Fees ..............1,700.00 Jacobs, Janice, Sch Of Instr ..................328.59 Jendro Sanitation Services, Disp.............95.59 Jerry Roling Motors Inc., Prts/Car Exp ..174.57 John Deere Financial, Tool/Suply ..........163.38 Johnson & Son Tiling, Tiling ...............6,117.90 Johnson Plumbing & Htg., Suply ...............2.50 Johnson, Diane, Mlge ..............................92.04 Johnson, Mary J., Mlge .........................295.36 Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Transport ..........................................1,135.00 Karsjens, Prentice, Twp Exp....................60.00 Kesley Lumber, Suply ................................2.68 King’s Radiator, Lbr/Prt..........................984.23 Knoedler, Dorothy A., Peo .....................147.65 Koop Jr., Meinard, Peo ..........................152.88 Koop, Bonnie M., Peo............................126.88 Kothe Memorial Library, Qtrly Approp ..............................................1,895.31 Kramer, Charlene L., Peo ........................68.88 Kroeze, Misty, Mlge ..............................664.82 Landers Hardware, Maint ......................108.89 Lauber, Marlene, Peo ............................126.88 Lincoln Savings Bank, Ofc Sup ...............42.99 Lmd Consulting, Llc, Sch Of Instr ............60.00 Luhring, Martha, Misc ..............................12.50 Majewski’s Tire Service, Tires/Maint/ Prts/Car Exp .....................................1,552.87 Mansheim, David, Peo ..........................136.88 Mansheim, Sara Faye, Peo ...................134.13 Marco Inc, Equip Cont ...........................128.15 Mar-Han Inc., Suply .................................33.00 Marks, Joyce, Peo .................................126.88 Mcroberts Red Power, Inc, Prts ...............34.58 Mennen, Helene, Peo ............................137.81 Mid-America Publishing Corp., Publ/Bd Proc/Pub Not.......................1,807.09 Midamerican Energy, Util....................3,431.55 Miller Building Supplies, Tool/Scrw/ Suply/Lmbr ..........................................472.49 Miller True Value Hardware, Suply/Tool ............................................264.70 Miller, Billy, Peo .......................................21.75 Miller, Sharlene, Peo .............................126.88 Miller, William, Maint ................................10.97 Miner, Michael, Sch Of Instr ..................120.34 Myers, Fern, Peo ...................................167.54 Myers-Cox Co., Bd & Care ...................335.05 Napa Auto Parts (Greene), Maint ..........126.81 Napa Auto Parts (P’burg), Prts/ Suply/Tool ............................................887.39 Nelsen, Dorothy, Mlge ...........................560.45 New Hartford Library, Qrtly Approp.....1,895.31 Newton, Becky, Mlge ...............................34.84 Newy’s Wireless Communications, Tele ......................................................444.98 Nicolaus, Roxanne, Sch Of Instr .............95.68 Niemann Const. Co., Paul, Rock/Maint........................................6,214.98 Nixt, Joann, Peo ....................................170.13 Nordmeyer, Mitch, Instr Svcs.................500.00 Northern Iowa Constr., Clvt/Bnds .....16,677.80 Office Depot Inc, Ofc Sup/Mnr Equip ....497.53 Office Elements, Ofc Sup ........................73.80 Office Express, Mnr Equip .....................254.50 Oldenburger, Keith, Twp Exp ...................60.00 Ovel Forest Products, Inc, Piling/Lmbr......................................32,387.44 Paetec, Tele ...........................................744.84 Parkersburg True Value, Suply ..................2.77 Pathways Behavioral Services, Purch Admin .....................................5,000.00 Pdr Distribution, Llc, Books .....................59.95 Pesticide Bureau-Idals, Cert ....................15.00 Petroblend Corp, Oil ..............................723.75 Pioneer Telephone, Tele ............................8.47 Pjgreufe & Associates, Prof Fees .......1,500.00 Powerplan, Prts ..................................2,648.57 Primary Systems, Maint.........................300.00 Reiher, Mark, Mlge ................................247.00 Renning, Barbara, Peo ..........................146.64 Reserve Account, Pitney Bowes, Pstg ..................................................4,000.00 Ricoh Usa, Inc., Equip Cont ...............3,359.45 Rileys Inc., Ofc Sup ...............................593.74 Ritsema, Sandra, Peo ...........................167.56 Roose, Karolyn, Mlge ............................337.12 Saathoff, Marlys, Peo ............................172.73 Sadler Power Train, Prts.....................1,044.03 Schnucker, Anna Mae, Peo .....................50.75 Schrages Cleaners, Lndry .......................42.00 Schumacher Elev. Co., Maint ................195.34 Schwarz, James, Peo ............................126.88 Schwarz, Joanne, Peo...........................164.32 Secretary Of State, Notary Fee .............120.00 Severs, Delores, Peo...............................31.11 Severs, Ella, Peo .....................................34.23 Shell Rock Library, Qtrly Approp.........1,895.31 Shell Rock, City Of, Util ...........................23.55 Shrm, Sch Of Instr .................................165.00 Sidwell Company, The, Licensing ..........720.00 Skarr, Jay, Rent .....................................225.00 Snap-On Tools Corp., Tools ...................537.10 State Hygienic Laboratory, Well Closing.........................................178.00 Stauffer, M. Jane, Peo ...........................155.48 Stericycle, Equip Cont ...........................185.28 Sterling Solutions Inc., Soft Maint..........450.00 Stevens, Pamela, Peo ...........................140.40 Sult Electric, Suply..............................2,566.22 Swain, Joleen, Peo ................................153.92 Taylor Physical Therapy, Cont Svc .....1,200.00 Terracon, Sample ...............................3,330.50 Tjabring, Thola, Mlge .............................361.09 Tony’s Tire & Exhaust, Car Exp .............277.00 U.S. Cellular, Tele ...............................2,093.41 Ubben, Lorraine, Peo ............................137.81 Ulrichs, Steve, Sch Of Instr ..................469.21 Unity Point Clinic-, Occupational Medicine, Drug Test ............................. 111.00 Utility Equipment Co., Prts/Tool .............243.33 Veridian Credit Union, Exp/Suply ..........287.77 Viet, Carole, Mlge ..................................538.20 Wagoner, Maurine L., Peo .......................50.75 Wal Mart Community/Gemb, Sup/Maint ............................................168.52 Waste Management Of, Disp Fee ...........69.56 Waverly Newspapers, The, Publ ...........189.73 Weikert Contracting, Cracks ..................937.00 Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shiel, Ins .....................................................7,169.71 Wellsburg Ag, Fuel/Maint....................2,247.82 West Bend Mutual Ins Company, Bond ....................................................356.00 Wheeler Lumber Llc, Lmbr ...............38,636.04 Williams, Liz, Sch Of Instr...................1,136.62 Williamson, Randy, Twp Exp ...................60.00 Wingfoot Comm. Tire Systems, Tires ..................................................7,747.80 Witham Auto Center, Prts/Lbr .............1,192.84 Wubbena, Betty, Peo .............................135.73 Zee Medical Services, Suply .................250.15 County Social Services Claims paid from November 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013. Abbe Center For Community (Mh) ...12,818.42 Abbe Center For Community Care ...10,125.36 Abbott Law Office, Pc ............................192.00 Access Inc. .........................................1,214.10 Action Realty, Inc. ....................................50.00 Adult Crisis Stabilization Cnt ............28,002.00 Allamakee County Auditor ................11,758.78 Allamakee County Case Mgmt ..............459.96 Allamakee County Sheriff ......................205.25 Allen Memorial Hospital ....................10,560.00 Alliant Energy ........................................816.45 Allison Pharmacy .....................................24.95 Anliker, Dan ...........................................357.23 Arends And Lee Law Office ...................363.00 Aronsen, Rolf ......................................2,096.66 Astrup Drug Smart Pharmacy................416.35 At Conference........................................137.76 Bauch Law Office ..................................204.00 Becker Rentals ......................................661.00 Berryhill Center For Mh ....................10,031.27 Black Hawk County Auditor ............118,608.94 Black Hawk County Sheriff ...............15,956.21 Black Hawk-Grundy ..........................37,022.00 Black Hills Energy....................................75.70 Brain Injury Alliance Of Iowa...............5,000.00 Broadlawns Medical Center................4,457.00 Butler County Auditor..........................3,655.28 Byrne, Patrick .....................................1,048.34 Cedar Valley Community ..................65,008.29 Center Associates...............................1,796.17 Central Iowa Residential.....................1,886.92 Century Link ..............................................5.45 Cerro Gordo Cnty Public Health .........4,062.00 Cerro Gordo Co Case Mngmt................460.40 Cerro Gordo Co General Relief ..........2,385.00 Chatham Oaks Inc, C/O Abbe Inc. .....4,338.46 Cherokee County Sheriff .........................19.00

Legals Chickasaw County Auditor................12,462.26 Chickasaw County Homemaker ............545.65 Chickasaw County Public Health.............17.00 Clayton County Sheriff...........................561.74 Communication Svc For Deaf................163.36 Community Care Inc. ........................22,902.07 Connect America ...................................153.85 Country View Care Facility ...............61,269.50 Covenant Clinic Psychiatry .................1,031.00 Covenant Medical Center .................28,423.00 Cresco, City Of ........................................85.91 Crossroads Apartments ...........................45.00 Dac Inc - Andrew Jackson Care .......22,565.00 Dallas Inc ............................................1,813.50 Daniel Pharmacy ................................5,042.71 Delaware County Sheriff........................178.81 Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Co, Rta - Maquoketa ..................................369.84 Dhs Case Management Unit ..............3,960.00 Diamond Life Health Care ..................7,281.44 Dmc Property Rentals Llc ......................700.00 Dubuque County Sheriff ..........................17.00 Dumont Telephone Company ..................87.31 Duncan Heights Inc. ...........................6,225.45 Eggert, Erb, Fry & Mulcahy ...................168.00 Ehrhardt, Gnagy & Mccorkindale.............48.00 Elberg Law Office ..................................108.00 Elwood, O’donohoe, Braun....................420.60 Employment For Everyone, Llc ..........4,455.50 Evans, Chad & Sandy ...........................260.00 Evans, Mitch .......................................1,480.90 Evansdale Senior Residency...................25.00 Exceptional Opportunities, Inc ............1,939.45 Family Treatment Professionals .........2,600.00 Fayette County Auditor .....................41,089.31 Fayette County Sheriff ........................4,678.59 First Call Taxi & Courier Svc ....................77.00 First Christian Church ............................195.00 Flannery, Marge.....................................331.00 Floyd County Auditor ........................39,901.32 Floyd County Public Health/Hhc ............230.00 Floyd County Sheriff ..............................163.48 Flurer, Jennifer.........................................41.30 Forest City, City Of ..................................69.44 Francis Lauer Youth Services .............4,000.00 Frascht, Mike .........................................180.00 Full Circle Services, Inc .........................341.00 G & G Living Centers, Inc ......................521.60 Goodwill Industries Of Ne Iowa ..........4,563.00 Greenwood Drug ...................................442.32 Greiner Law Office, P.C. ........................270.00 Griffin, Judy ...........................................201.00 Gross & Mcphail ....................................426.00 Grundy County Auditor ..........................274.84 Gundersen Health Systems...................964.25 Hancock County Auditor .....................1,925.26 Harmony House Health Care Cntr......9,262.00 Hauge, Rhonda .....................................250.00 Hidden Valley Apartments .....................315.00 Hillcrest Family Svcs ........................10,442.00 Hoffman, Jerry .......................................525.00 Hoines Health Mart ..................................63.84 Howard County Case Mngt ................2,158.84 Howard County Sheriff ..........................819.42 Humboldt County Auditor..................10,318.45 Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable ................495.48 Hy-Vee Drug Store .............................1,870.68 Institute For Therapy ..........................1,161.78 Iowa Empowerment Conference ...........250.00 Iowa Northland Regional .......................186.84 Iowa Specialty Hospital .........................829.98 Jackson Management Co, Inc ...............514.00 Jd Rentals..............................................225.00 Jeffries, Mary .........................................150.00 Jennie Edmundson Hospital ..................205.00 Johnson & Bonzer, Plc ............................60.00 Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept. .............126.00 Key Apartments ..................................1,408.00 Kimberly S Lange Law Office ................188.00 Kleppe Properties No. Two, Llc .............425.00 Knoxville Residential ..........................2,781.32 Kobliska, Vince M ...............................1,433.88 Larrabee Center Inc...............................832.82 Larson, Rick...........................................134.20 Lifeworks Community Services ..........5,243.23 Lighthouse Prof. Counseling ..............1,125.00 Linn County Sheriff ..................................25.98 Lund Storage Unit..................................100.00 Lundtvedt, Roger ...................................773.35 Lutheran Services In Iowa .....................496.26 Mahoney, Kathy ..................................1,146.00 Mallard View, Inc ................................2,569.93 Manly Drug ............................................178.88 Marshall County Sheriff .........................151.00 Mary Greeley Medical Center .............7,824.00 Mason City Clinic ..............................14,278.90 Mason City, City Of ..................................78.12 Mediacom ................................................83.40 Mediapolis Care Facility, Inc ..................402.30 Medical Associates Clinic Pc .................484.00 Medicap Pharmacy ..................................79.95 Mental Health Center Of N Iowa.......27,296.06 Mercy Medical Center.........................2,700.00 Mercy Medical Center- N. Iowa ........31,410.00 Metrop ...................................................360.00 Metropolitan Transit Authority .............1,199.16 Meyer Pharmacy .....................................85.12 Meyer, Tammy .......................................884.60 Mid-America Publishing Corp. ...............136.42 Midamerican Energy..............................170.00 Midas Council Of Governments.............568.63 Miller Counseling Services ....................264.00 Miller Pharmacy .....................................292.57 Mitchell County Home Health ................500.00 Miw, Inc...............................................4,065.24 Mosaic In North Central Iowa .............2,868.84 Mt Village Apartments..............................50.00 Nanninga, John .....................................500.00 Nelson Agency Corp. ..........................1,288.28 Neve, Brandon.......................................450.00 Niacog ...................................................651.70 North Iowa Transition Center ............10,270.77 North Iowa Vocational Center ...........39,788.43 North Star Community Services .......14,820.74 Northeast Ia Behavioral Hlth............40,004.10 Northeast Iowa Community, Action Transit ...............................................2,489.25 Northeast Iowa Family Counsel.............500.00 Northern Lights Alliance......................4,800.00 O’brien, Christopher ..............................120.00 Office Elements .....................................105.42 Opportunity Homes, Inc. ........................602.95 Opportunity Village ...........................31,730.40 Paetec .....................................................49.48 Palo Alto County Sheriff.........................184.00 Papenheim Law Office ............................39.15 Park Towers Apartments........................175.00 Partnership For Progress ...................3,286.00 Pathways Behavioral Services .........12,048.68 Penn Center .......................................7,509.95 Peoples Clinic Pharmacy.......................319.33 Phoenix Group The ............................2,100.00 Pizza Ranch Of Clarion ...........................42.48 Plains Area Mental Health Cntr .............525.00 Pocahontas County Auditor ..............32,369.05 Pogge, Cindy ......................................1,146.60 Poppinga, Daniel .....................................50.00 Prairie View Management, Inc........142,990.30 Psychiatry, Lee & Associates.................420.00 Purk, Heidi .............................................689.00 Rebedeau, Susan ..................................465.00 Region Six Planning Commission ......1,215.79 Rickert Law Office .................................687.75 Rise Ltd ..............................................8,517.65 Rodriquez Rentals .................................450.00 Scenic Acres .....................................38,756.87 Schickel, Candila ...................................810.00 Schrock Properties, Llc..........................300.00 Schuman Lisw, Cindy ............................640.00 Seasons Center For Cmh ......................915.00 Shopko Pharmacy ..............................1,519.32 Silver Boot Motel ................................1,500.00 Southwest Ia Planning Council ................96.40 Spring Harbor, (Liberty Square Care Cnt) ........................................65,689.05 St Anthony Regional Hospital ................129.66 St. Coletta Of Wisconsin, Inc ..............2,047.36 State Of Iowa, Court Administrator .....8,847.18 Steege Pharmacy ....................................10.87 Stewart, Dee ..........................................350.00 Storey Kenworthy ..................................519.42 Stumme Law Office .................................66.00 The Spectrum Network .......................7,997.07 Thein Therapy ....................................3,392.00 Thomas Management............................252.00 Timi Jordison .........................................546.00 Town Square Apartments ........................63.00 Townsend, Willie E. ...............................135.00 Treasurer, State Of Iowa ..................57,366.26 Tremaine Law Office .............................134.70 Tri-State Regional Ambulance ...............500.00 Troy Powell Law Firm ............................276.00 United Property Group........................1,045.00

Unlimited Services Inc ........................4,018.98 Vandenberg, Steve ................................467.00 Wahkonsa Manor ..................................100.00 Walmart Pharmacy ..................................37.56 Wapello County Sheriff ..........................538.14 Wapsi Valley Family Counseling............220.00 Watne, Pam .............................................92.80 Webster Co Public Health .......................88.00 Webster County Auditor....................76,688.06 Webster County Sheriff ......................1,968.32 Wellington Place ...............................16,959.22 Welp Law Office, William Welp ..............232.50 West Fork Services ..........................19,797.72 Winnebago County Auditor ...............33,897.05 Winnebago County Public Health ..........765.00 Winneshiek County Auditor ..............29,269.90 Winneshiek County Sheriff ......................48.00 Winneshiek Medical Center ................2,344.00 Worth County Auditor .........................1,634.03 Wright County Auditor.......................45,854.60 Wright County Transit .........................7,266.90 Chairman Reiher adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a regular adjourned meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on December 3, 2013. ST&TJ-51-1

MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A WORK SESSION OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON DECEMBER 3, 2013. Work Session called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Chairman Mark V. Reiher with members Tom Heidenwirth and Rex Ackerman present. Also present were Recorder Janice Jacobs, Treasurer Vicki Schoneman, Assessor Deb McWhirter, Public Health Director Jennifer Becker, Director of Veterans Affairs Steve Ulrichs, Emergency Management Coordinator Mitch Nordmeyer, Deputy Auditor Mary Brouwer, County Attorney Greg Lievens, Sheriff Jason Johnson and HR/ Finance Deputy Mindy Pecha. Board met to discuss revisions to the Butler County Employee Handbook. No action taken. Chairman Reiher declared the work session adjourned. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a work session of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on December 3, 2013. ST&TJ-51-1 Unapproved minutes of North Butler Community School District Board of Education Regular Board Meeting Agenda North Butler High School Library/Media Center at Greene Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Call to Order Roll Call and Determination of Quorum. Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt. All members in attendance. Welcome by President Bixby. Administration in attendance: Terry Kenealy, Aimee Wedeking, Dan Huff, Noreen Wiegmann - Board Secretary. Others in attendance: Evan Winters, Maggie Boeckmann, Morgan Hobson, Jacob Duffield, Amanda Kluiter, Cameo Kerr, Cody Nelson, Trent Merfeld, Chase Wiegmann, MaTina Clark, Marnie Schmidt, Jeff Stirling, Corrine Thompson, Clay Schurtz Audience Mrs. MaTina Clark will address the Board regarding Early Graduation requests for the 20132014 school year. Three students have met the requirements for Early Graduation. They are: Drew Anderson, Maggie Boeckmann, Duane Klipping. Mrs. Corrine Thompson will address the Board regarding the Little Bearcats and the North Butler Booster Club request funding the Junior High Baseball and Softball programs. Money has been raised by Booster Club and Parent Committee. They will take care of Coaches, Buses, Transportation, Fields, Equipment, Uniforms. Travis Miller will oversee the boys program helping in hiring coach and Jeff Stirling will oversea the girls program. Twelve seventh grade boys sent back survey’s. Girls had nine send in surveys Public Hearing regarding the 2014-2015 School Calendar – Instructional Hours versus Calendar Days. Superintendent Kenealy presented letter from Department of Education. Approval of: Agenda with additions, deletions or corrections. Motion by Feldman and second by Bruns to approve agenda as presented. Ayes: Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby. Nays: None. Motion carried. Minutes from the October 21 regular board meeting. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to approve minutes as presented. Ayes: Lammers, Heuer, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman. Nays: None. Motion carried. Board Secretary’s Report and Financial Reports. Motion by Moellers and second by Feldman to approve reports as presented. Ayes: Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers. Nays: None. Motion carried. Bills for November. Motion by Staudt and second by Heuer to approve bills presented for approval. Ayes: Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer. Nays: None. Motion carried. Old Business: Consider, discuss and approve setting the meeting date, time and location for the School Board Advisory Committee on Staffing, Building Configuration and related issues. Motion by Lammers and second by Staudt to table motion on the above mentioned School Board Advisory Committee on Staffing Building Configuration and related issues. Ayes: Staudt, Feldman and Lammers Nays: Bruns, Bixby, Heuer and Moellers. Motion failed. Motion by Moellers and second by Heuer to have special meeting as soon as possible when information is gathered to have meeting. Ayes: Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers. Nays: None. Motion carried. New Business: Consider, discuss and approve Early Graduation requests. Motion by Moellers and second by Bruns to approve early graduation requests: Ayes: Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve request from the Little Bearcats and the Booster Club to fund the Junior High Baseball and Softball programs. Motion by Moellers and second by Bruns to approve request from the Little Bearcats and the Booster Club. Ayes: Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve adding back one Special Education teaching position during this school year. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to approve adding position during this school year. Ayes: Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve hiring a parttime Talented and Gifted teaching position. Motion by Heuer and second by Bruns to approve hiring a part-time Talented and Gifted teaching position. Ayes: Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve renewing a reciprocal open enrollment transportation agreement for the 2013-2014 school year with the Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District. Motion by Feldman and second by Moellers to approve renewing reciprocal open enrollment transportation agreement for 2013-2014 school year with RRMR. Ayes: Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and accept the resignation of Adam Anthony as Head Junior High Football Coach. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to approve resignation. Ayes: Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer.

• Butler County Tribune-Journal • Clarksville Star • Nays: None. Motion carried. The Board Thanks Adam Anthony for his work for the district. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Jeff Stirling as Head High School Softball Coach for the 2014 season. Motion by Feldman and second by Moellers to approve appointment of Jeff Stirling as Head High School Softball Coach for 2014 season. Ayes: Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Brett Ackerson as a Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for 2013-2014. Motion by Heuer and second by Bruns to approve appointment. Ayes: Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Tom Nettleton as a Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for 2013-2014. Motion by Moellers and second by Heuer to approve Volunteer Assistant. Ayes: Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Jordan Eberline as a Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for 2013-2014. Motion by Feldman and second by Bruns to approve Volunteer Assistant. Ayes: Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Tyler Opperman as a Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for 2013-2014. Motion by Bruns and second by Feldman to approve Volunteer Assistant. Ayes: Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Bryan Tabbert as a Volunteer Assistant Wrestling Coach for 2013-2014. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to approve Volunteer Assistant. Ayes: Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve appointment of Patrick McAlpine as Assistant High School Speech Coach for the 2013-2014 season funded through the Speech and Drama Activity Fund. Motion by Feldman and second by Bruns to approve Assistant High School Speech Coach for 2013-2014 season. Ayes: Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve on first reading the revisions to the district’s Voluntary Early Retirement Policies 407.6 and 413.6 for Licensed and Classified Employees. Motion by Bruns and second by Staudt to approve first reading on Voluntary Early Retirement Policies for Licensed and Classified Employees. Ayes: Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve Modified Allowable Growth Application for increasing enrollment. Motion by Moellers and second by Bruns to approve Modified Allowable Growth Application. Ayes: Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve Modified Allowable Growth Application for At-Risk Students/Dropout Prevention/Early Intervention. Motion by Heuer and second by Bruns to approve Modified Allowable Growth Application for At-Risk Students/Dropout Prevention/Early Intervention. Ayes: Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve application for a waiver of the P.E. requirement under General Accreditation Standard 281-1AC 12.5(5) (f). Motion by Feldman and second by Bruns to approve application for a waiver of the P.E. requirement under General Accreditation Standard. Ayes: Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider, discuss and approve moving to a school calendar based on instructional hours versus calendar days. Motion by Heuer and second by Bruns to approve moving a school calendar based on instructional hours versus calendar days. Ayes: Feldman, Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby. Nays: None. Motion carried. Administrator Reports were given by Aimee Wedeking, Dan Huff and Terry Kenealy. Motion by Feldman and second by Moellers to approve administrator reports. Ayes: Lammers, Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman. Nays: None. Motion carried. Correspondence: None Next Meeting Date: December 16, 2013 at Allison beginning at 5:30 p.m. Adjournment Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to adjourn meeting. Ayes: Heuer, Moellers, Bruns, Staudt, Bixby, Feldman, Lammers, Nays: None. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. Eric Bixby North Butler Board President Noreen Wiegmann North Butler Board Secretary TJ-51-1

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF TINA MARIE FINTEL, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR016222 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Tina Marie Fintel, Deceased, who died on or about March 12, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 28th day of June, 2013, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this December 2, 2013 Greg Fintel Administrator of the Estate 519 19th St. Aplington, Iowa 50604 Richard J. Howes, ICIS PIN No: AT0003718 Attorney for the Administrator Howes & Anderson, P.C. 4401 Westown Pkwy., Ste. 302 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 Date of second publication 19th day of December, 2013 TJ-50-2

NORTH BUTLER COMMUNITY SCHOOL NOVEMBER 2013 MONTHLY VENDOR 1st Class Lighting, Custodial Supplies .............................................$139.44 Aable Pest Control, Pest Control Spraying ..............................................240.00 Accuquilt, Supplies - Perkins ..............1,648.95 AEA 267, Certificates For Awards ...........24.00 Alliance Publishing & Marketing, Inc., Agenda’s ..............................................346.08 Allied Manatts Group, Road Stone ..........12.36 Apple Inc., Edu List - Quote................6,798.80 Area Education Agency 267, Various..............................................1,341.57 Agvantage FS, Inc., Fuel ....................5,387.06 Airgas North Central, Ind Tech Supplies....9.00 Alliant Energy, Energy Service ...........5,026.35 Allison Hardware, Keys Made ............1,494.38 Anderson Erickson Dairy Co.. Hot Lunch Supplies .................................6,282.98 Aplington-Parkersburg School, Open Enrollment ......................................27,004.50 Aramark Uniform Services Inc, Custodial Mop Service.........................469.22 Brian Pearce, Official - Football

9-27-13 ..................................................85.00 Brittany Christensen, Reimb For Preschool Tuition ...................................25.00 Brooke Gulick, Refund From Yearbook................................................50.00 Bryan Tabbert, Pink Toy Volleyballs .......128.45 Black Hills Energy, Energy Service ....1,846.01 Charles City High School, Open Enrollment ........................................7,501.25 CHS Training Solutions, Serv Safe Class Registration ...............................360.00 City Of Greene, Water/Sewer ................640.00 Classroom Direct, Supplies ..................186.24 Continental Research, Custodial Supplies ...............................................352.31 Courtney Wooge, Official - Football 9-27-2013 ..............................................85.00 Central Iowa Distributing Inc, Custodial Supplies ............................................2,307.01 City Of Allison, Water/Sewer .................144.56 Clarksville Community School, Open Enrollment...............................6,001.00 Dan Huff, Replace Ear Mics ..................272.80 Dells Towing, Towing Service ................336.00 Dept Of Human Services, Medicaid .........................................31,222.75 Discovery Education, Streaming ........2,800.00 Don’s Truck Repair, Repairs ...............1,612.89 Department Of Education, Bus Inspection ............................................840.00 Dike - New Hartford High School, Entry Fee - JH VB..................................25.00 Dumont Telephone, Phone Repairs....1,626.21 Earthgrains, Hot Lunch Supplies ........1,534.20 Farmers Cooperative Co., Roundup........46.63 Follett Library Resources, Tag Fund/ Expense ....................................655.81 Freeze Frame Bowl, Pizza For Concessions ........................................280.00 Fecht’s Sinclair Station, Bus Garage Supplies/Repairs .................................146.98 Greene Lumber Yard, Wood Materials ..187.27 Greene Insurance Services, Audit Work Comp..............................8,405.00 Greene Recorder, Legal Publication......279.51 Greene Recorder, Publications..............169.46 Harcourt School Publishers, Workbooks...........................................643.29 Harold’s Repair, Repairs.....................2,142.22 Hawkeye State Scale Inc, Scale Certification..........................................150.00 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co, Supplies ...............................................643.29 Huber Welding Supply, Acetylene Cylinders................................................12.72 Hubert Company, Hot Lunch Supplies ....75.25 Haan Crafts, Consumer Science Supplies ...............................................193.40 Hampton-Dumont Community Schools, Open Enrollment...............................1,500.25 Hawkeye Community College, 3 Hour Annual Training ........................245.00 Heartland Paper Co, Custodial Supplies ...............................................242.19 Iowa ASCD, Membership Dues ...............89.00 Iowa Girls Coaches Association, Entry Fee ...............................................50.00 Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, Regional Volleyball Sales .................1,272.00 Iowa High School Music Association, Registration & Meals ...........................150.00 Iowa School Finance Information Services, Workshop.............................150.00 Iowa School Supply, Supplies ............7,499.71 Iowa Sports Supply, Sports Equipment ...........................................206.85 Iowa Workforce Development, Unemployment Fees ........................2,061.00 J & C Grocery, Consumer Science Supplies ...............................................241.28 Jamie Osterbuhr, Special Needs Supplies ...............................................115.50 Johnson Sanitary Products, Custodial Supplies ...............................................136.74 Jolene Purdy, Mileage .............................50.70 Josten’s, Yearbooks............................8,540.00 Karl Woolridge, Official - Football 9-27-2013 ............................................115.00 Kevy’s Appliance Repair, Replace/ Repair ...............................................1,726.13 Keck Inc, Hot Lunch Supplies................886.53 Kephart’s Music Center, Supplies..........218.10 Lake Shore Elementary, Preschool Sped Supplies .....................................334.56 Lincoln Savings Bank, November 2013 Payroll....................................28,196.29 Landers Hardware Hank, Supplies ........115.76 Make Music, Subscription........................88.00 Marco, Inc., Copier Lease .....................473.10 Mason City Community School District, Supplies .................................................22.35 Matina Clark, Reimb For Supplies ...........72.89 Mercy Family Care, DOT Physical ........133.00 Mid-America Publishing Corporation, Publication Expense .........................1,353.36 Midwest Computer Products, Projector ...........................................1,727.61 Mike Meyerhoff, Official - 10-25-13 .........85.00 Majewski Tire & Exhaust Ctr, Rear Tires ..................................................1,964.92 Marshall & Swift Inc., Custodial Service...................................................10.83 Martin Bros Dist Co, Supplies...........11,564.74 Mary Junker, Mileage ............................107.64 Mid American Energy, Energy Service..............................................2,011.13 Mid American Research Chemicl, Supplies ...............................................242.13 NCIBA %Roger Steig, Student Registration ...........................................30.00 Networking Solutions, Monthly Mail Protection .........................................3,870.65 Norm Granger, Official-10-25-13 ...........115.00 North Central Iowa Choral Directors Assn, Honor Choir Tickets .....................72.00 North Iowa Officials Association, Fees For 2013-14 ................................300.00 Nashua-Plainfield High School, Open Enrollment...............................1,500.25 Northern Lights Foodservice, Consumer Science Supplies ............6,079.90 Omnitel Communications, Phone Charges ...............................................346.06 Overhead Door Co., Test Drip Kitchen Fire Door................................................98.00 Pieces Of Learning, Tag Materials.........300.00 Pepsi Cola Gen.Bot.Inc., PopVending Maching ..............................1,212.00 Phelps Implement, Repairs ................ 9,111.93 Positive Promotions, Red Ribbon Week Materials ....................................127.30 Remitter In Common, November 2013 Payroll.........................................366.00 Ricoh USA, Inc., Copier Lease ...........4,299.62 Rieman Music, Supplies ........................448.45 River City Fence, Fence @ Elem .......4,371.20 Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, Open Enrollment...............................9,001.50 Renee Salge, Reissue CheckProm 2012 ...........................................143.96 Smith’s Etc, VB Parents Flowers .............20.55 St. Ansgar High School, JV Volleyball Entry Fee ...............................70.00 School Administrators Iowa, Membership Dues ...............................482.00 School Bus Sales, Bus Repairs .............590.25 School Specialty, CUM Folders .................8.44 T & M Foods, Hot Lunch Supplies ...........25.78 Taylor Physical Therapy Associates, Athletic Trainer .....................................750.00 The Inksmith, Youth Camp T-Shirts ....1,754.00 Toby Smedley, Official - 10-25-13............85.00 Todd Meyerhoff, Official - 10-25-13 .........85.00 Tracy Richmond, Official - 10-25-13 ........85.00 Trophies Plus, Plaques For All State .....215.88 Troy Roberts, Official - JV Football 9-23-13 ..................................................67.50 U.S.Toy Co., Outdoor Fence Easel .......139.99 United States Cellular, Phone..................58.47 West Fork Schools, Entry Fee For Cross Country........................................70.00 Waste Management, Garbage Removal ..............................................786.34 Wix Water Works, Salt ...........................162.50 Youngs Plumbing & Heating, Replace Oil & Filters In Chill .........................31,222.00 Total .............................................$282,709.01 TJ-51-1


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Butler County Courthouse News MARRIAGE LICENSES Ann Geiken, 57, Grundy, to Kent Siems, 55, Parkersburg. DEATH RECORDS John Deines, 80, Greene. Date of death, Nov. 11. Date recorded, Nov. 18. Marlyn Kramer, 92, Aplington. Date of death, Nov. 27. Date recorded, Dec. 3. Elda Thieman, 85, Waverly. Date of death, Dec. 2. Date recorded, Dec. 5. CITATIONS Jolynne Husz, 50, Parkersburg, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Michael Kampman, 62, Allison, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Linnea Leto, 46, Parkersburg, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Gerald Slemp, 41, Clarksville, defective tires, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT Two probation revocations. Donna Luna, Dougherty, on Dec. 11 pled guilty of disorderly conduct. Fined $100, surcharge $40, and $60 court costs. Donald Lemon, Greene, on Dec. 11 pled guilty to disorderly conduct. Fined $65, surcharge $27.75, and $60 court costs. Daniel Nenow, Waterloo, on Dec. 11 pled guilty to third-degree attempted burglary. Fined $625 plus 35% surcharge, victim restitution TBD, and $267.60 court costs. Wyatt Vossberg, Aredale, on Dec. 11 pled guilty to secondoffense OWI. Sentenced to two years in prison, $1,875 fine plus 35% surcharge, placed on two years probation, and $165 court costs. SMALL CLAIMS Hauge Associates, Inc. v. Gary Gerloff, New Hartford. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $556.79 with 2.12% interest from Nov. 6. H and R Accounts, Inc. v. Justin Bond, Clarksville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $663.44 with 2.12% interest from Nov. 4. Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. v. Richard Huber, Shell Rock. Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $1,655,01 with 2.12% interest from Oct. 28. Hastings Mutual Insurance Co. v. Jeremy Brocka, Dumont. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $1,506.43 with 2.12% from July 29. PROPERTY TRANSFERS Mortgages: Timothy Walden to Farmers Savings Bank; 93-15-34-NE-BEG N Ÿ OR; 2013-4902. Release: MERS to Timothy and Lisa Krausman; Aplngton-APOriginal Town-16-6 and 7-; AP106-16-6 and 7; 2013-4903. Mortgages: Greg and Teri Dickman to MERS; 92-16-2-SE NWFRL-Parcel A; 2013-4905. Joint Ten Deed: Wayne and Lovola Rohlwing to Pamela and Kevin Sawvel; Clarksville-CLCountry Club ADD-2-63-67-; CL-202-2-63-67; 2013-4909. Release: United States of America to Lisa Kucko; Shell Rock-SR-William Adairs ADD– 54-; SR-713–54; 2013-4912. Warranty Deed: Timothy and Sarah Jordan to John Wallin; Clarksville-CL-Poisals ADD-166 and 7-E1/2; CL-211-16-6 and 7-E ½; 2013-4913. Mortgages: John Wallin to MERS; Clarksville-CL-Poisals ADD-16-6 and 7-E1/2; CL-21116-6 and 7-E 1/2; 2013-4914. Mortgages: Fern Myers Family Trust and Trustee to State Bank and Trust Company; 9117-8-W1/2 NE; 91-17-8-NW SE; 2013-4915. Release: Citicorp Trust Bank FSB to Leslie and Kathy Rieken; 90-17-1- NW-TR COMM NW COR; ES13-4908. Joint Ten Deed: Jason and Carey Agnitsch to Nicole and Andrew Knaack; 93-15-33-NW NE-Parcel A; 2013-4921. Warranty Deed: Darrell Druvenga to Dallas Druvenga; Parkersburg-PB-Taylors ADD–

31-W1/2 SUBD B; PB-630– 31-W1/2 SUBD B; ParkersburgPB-Taylors AD–32-TR of Land; PB-630–32-TR of Land; 30134928. Mortgages: Dalla Druvenga to BankIowa; Parkersburg-PBTaylors ADD–31-W1/2 SUBD B; PB-630–31-W1/2 SUBD B; Parkersburg-PB-Taylors AD–32TR of Land; PB-630–32-TR of Land; 3013-4929. Quit Claim Deed: Charles Klinkenborg to Allan Schrage; Parkersburg-PB-Original TownB–E 2RDS EXC; PB-624-B–E 2RDS EXC; 2013-4930. Quit Claim Deed: Allan and Nancy Schrage to Gary and Shari Schrage; ParkersburgPB-Original Town-B–E 2RDS EXC; PB-624-B–E 2RDS EXC; Parkersburg-PB-Original Town– A-Comm SE COR; PB-624–AComm SE COR; ParkersburgPB-Original Town-A–SE COR; PB-624-A–SE COR; 2013-4932. Mortgages: Pamela Sicard to Lincoln Savings Bank; Aplington-AP-Eckles 2nd ADD–23Comm NE COR ETC; AP-102– 23-COMM NE COR ETC; 9017-30-NE NE-COMM NE COR LT 23; 2013-4933. Release: First Security Bank and Trust to Jade and Mindy Pecha; Dumont-DU-T.A. Dumont 2nd ADD–68 and 69-; DU-308– 68 and 69; 2013-4934. Release: First Security Bank and Trust to Shawn and Tara Spain; Greene-GR-Original Town-20-7-; GR-409-20-7; 2013-4935. Release: First Security Bank and Trust to Gary and Sheila Miller; 92-18-13-N1/2 SE SE; 2013-4936. Release: First State Bank to Jarod and Amanda Wood; Parkersburg-PB-Original Town–6RE SUBD LTS 28 and 29; PB624–6-RE SUBD LTS 28 and 29; 2013-4937. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Dwight and Julie Folken; 9117-33–Beg SE COR; 2013-4938. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Jerry, Tereasa and Edwina Hovenga and Rose Hirsch; Clarksville-CL-Orig TWN and CH BLKS-27-5-; CL-210-27-5; 2013-4939. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Jerry, Tereasa and Edwina Hovenga and Rose Hirsch; Clarksville-CL-Orig TWN and CH BLKS-27-5-; CL-210-27-5; 2013-4940. Warranty Deed: Arron and Shannon James to Corey Hirsch; Dumont-DU-Bickfords ADD– 211 and 212-; DU-301–211 and 212; 2013-4941. Warranty Deed: Charles and Mary Burkett to Daniel and Teresa Peterson; 92-18-22-N1/2 NW; 2013-4942. Mortgages: Daniel and Teresa Peterson to First Security Bank and Trust; 92-18-22-N1/2 NW; 2013-4943. Mortgages: Daniel and Teresa Peterson to First Security Bank and Trust; 92-18-11-SE NEETC; 2013-4944. Release: ABN AMRO MTG Group INC to David and Nels Beck; Aplington–55-5 and 4-; ES13-4925. Mortgages: Rodney and Beverly Truas to MidwestOne Bank; 90-17-25-NE SE-Beg NW COR; 2013-4950. Release: Security State Bank to Jeffrey and Pamela Hart; 91-1627-NW; 2013-4952. Joint Ten Deed: Craig, Melody and Michael Kalkwarf and Holli Harken to Randall and Roxanne Kolder; Aplington-AP-Original Town-16-6 and 5-ETC; 20134953. Mortgages: John and Layla Luhring to Lincoln Savings Bank; 90-17-25-NE SE-SUBD OL 84 EXC; 90-17-25-NE SESUBD OL 84 EXC; 2013-4955. Mortgages: Joshua and Leslie Harding to JP Morgan Chase Bank NA; Shell Rock-Original Town-20-2 and 3-; ES13-4946. Mortgages: Donald and Deborah Scroggin to American Bank and MERS; 92-16-30–SW SW; 92-17-25–SE SE; ES13-4947. Release: PHH Mortgage Corporation to Kevin Zhorne; 9016-34–COMM NW COR; ES1349498.

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Sheriff’s Report The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on August 14, 2013: Gage H. Johnson, 21, of Clarksville, IA, received a deferred judgment for Assault and was placed on probation for 1 year to the Department of Correctional Services. Mr. Johnson was ordered to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $315.00 and shall pay restitution to the victim in this matter. It was also ordered that Mr. Johnson shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages and shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments. Charges initially filed in April 2013 by Jeffrey Tiedt, a Peace Officer with the Clarksville Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. William Werger represented the Defendant. Rick A. Stoltenberg, 48, of Greene, IA, pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, 2nd Offense and was sentenced to 60 days in the Butler County Jail with all but 4 days of said sentence suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Stoltenberg was ordered to 1 year of probation to the Department of Correctional Services and shall abstain from unauthorized use of controlled substances and be subject to random UA’s at his cost. Mr. Stoltenberg’s driving privileges were revoked for 180 days and was ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $330.00 including all applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in September 2012 by Mike Lammers, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sherriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Russ Schroeder represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on August 21, 2013: Kurtis M. McGrane, 19, of Dumont, IA, received a deferred judgment for Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree and was placed on probation for a period of 1 year to the Department of Correctional Services. Mr. McGrane was ordered to pay restitution to the victim and pay court costs in the amount of $265.00 including all applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in February 2013 by Curt Lubben, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant. Brent R. Noack, 24, of Waverly, IA, pled guilty to OWI 1st Offense and was sentenced to serve 2 days in the Butler County Jail and credit given for all time previoiusly served. Fine in the amount of $1250.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges. It was also ordered that Mr. Noack shall complete the Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in June 2013 by Kiley Winterberg, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. The Defendant appeared without counsel. The following case appeared before District Court Judge DeDra Schroeder in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on August 26, 2013: Ethan R. Waitek, 22, of Osage, IA, pled guilty to Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 10 years with all of said sentence suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Waitek was ordered to 5 years probation to the Department of Correctional Services and shall abstain from unauthorized use of controlled substances and be subject to random UA’s at his cost. Mr. Waitek was ordered to pay restitution to the victim in this matter in the amount of $5,005.24 and also $466.90 court costs including all applicable surcharges. Fine in the amount $1,000.00 plus a 35% surcharge, with said fine and surcharge suspended. Charges initially filed in April 2012 by Steve Schmadeke, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler

County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Brett Schilling represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on August 28, 2013: Nicholas S. Frink, 30, of Greene, IA, received a deferred judgment for Theft 4th Degree and was placed on self probation for 1 year. Mr. Fink was ordered to pay restitution to the victims in this matter in the amount of $741.75 ,a civil penalty in the amount of $315.00 and court costs in the amount of $386.00 including all applicable surcharges. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. The Defendant appeared without counsel. Cory R. Bernhardt, 22, of Greene, IA, received a deferred judgment for Count 1: Assault and was placed on probation for a period of 1 year to the Department of Correctional Services. A no contact order shall remain in effect for 1 year and Mr. Bernhardt shall pay restitution to the victims. Mr. Bernhardt was ordered to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $315.00. Count 2: Assault. Mr. Bernhardt was sentenced to serve a period of 30 days in the Butler County Jail and credit given for all time previously served. Court costs in the amount of $195.00 including all applicable surcharges shall be paid by Mr. Bernhardt. Charges initially filed in April 2013 by Curt Lubben, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Ethan Epley represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on September 11, 2013: Matthew W. Rottler, 21, of Greene, IA, pled guilty to OWI 1st Offense and was sentenced to serve a period of 2 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Rottler was ordered to complete the Drinking Driver’s School and was fined $1250 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in March 2013 by Justin Trees, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Roger Sutton represented the Defendant. Roger A. Blew, 45, of Drakesville, IA, pled guilty to Driving While Revoked and was sentenced to serve a period of 7 days in the Butler County Jail. Fine in the amount of $1,000.00 plus a 35% surcharge with said fine and surcharge suspended. Court costs in the amount of $155.00 including all applicable surcharges shall be paid by Mr. Blew. Charges initially filed in March 2013 by Bruce Tierney, a Peace Officer with the Parkersburg Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. William Nolte represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before District Court Judge DeDra Schroeder in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA on September 23, 2013: Blake E. Hartzell, 23, of Clarksville, IA pled guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, 3rd Offense and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 2 years with all of said sentence suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Hartzell was ordered to 2 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services and shall abstain from unauthorized use of controlled substances and be subject to random UA’s at his cost. Mr. Hartzell’s driving privileges were revoked for 180 days and was ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $100 along with all other applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in June 2013 by Jeffrey Tiedt, a Peace Officer with the Clarksville Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant.

Butler Sheriff Monday, December 9: • Deputies executed one traffic stop, assisted three medical calls, and received reports of one controlled burn. • 2:24 p.m.: Deputies assisted with a personal injury accident in the 29500 block of 202nd St., Clarksville. Report was incomplete. • 2:46 p.m.: Deputies assisted with a property damage accident near the intersection of Trapper Road and Union Ave., New Hartford. No report filed. • 5:59 p.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 400 block of S. Church St. • 6:46 p.m.; Deputies were called to a residence in the 2100 block of Parriott Ave., Aplington, where a subject was removing clothing from a residence. • 6:49 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist near the intersection of N. 5th St. and E. Dow St. • 8:01 p.m.: Deputies assisted with a property damage accident in the 100 block of Cherry St., Allison. No report filed. • 10:20 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 3200 block of Highway 14. • 10:34 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 900 block of 7th St. • 11:32 p.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist in the 30000 block of Highway 3. Tuesday, December 10: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted four medical calls, and received reports of four controlled burns. • 10:20 a.m.: Deputies were called to the 900 block of N. Cherry, Shell Rock, for an unknown problem. • 3:52 p.m.: Deputies were called to the 1200 block of N. Elm St., for a dog-deer matter. • 4:06 p.m.: Deputies arrested Mitch J. Burkett, 25, Dumont, for OWI 3rd. Burkett was held to see the judge. • 4:26 p.m.: Deputies were called to the 300 block of Main St., on a report of possession of controlled substance. The report was unfounded. • 11 p.m.: Deputies received a suspicious vehicle/person re-port near the intersection of 290th St. and Temple Ave., New Hartford. Deputies were unable to locate. Wednesday, December 11: • Deputies executed one traffic stop and assisted with two medical calls. • 12:05 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist near the intersection of Highway 3 and Quail Ave. • 8 a.m.: Deputies assisted a motorist near the intersection of 170th St. and Highway 14. • 8:14 a.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 31300 block of Butler Ave. • 9:17 a.m.: Deputies assisted with a routine transfer. • 11:20 a.m.: Deputies assisted with a property damage accident near the intersection of N. Cherry St. and W. Main St., Shell Rock. No injuries report, but an unspecified citation was issued. • 1:16 p.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 1100 block of Water St. • 2:11 p.m.: Deputies received a report of trespassers in the 20200 block of Highway 57. Unwelcome hunters on the property. • 3:58 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of Hickory Ave. and Highway 57. • 5:02 p.m.: Deputies were called to a faily domestic matter in the 500 block of East St. No report filed. • 5:33 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of Highway 188 and Highway 3. Thursday, December 12: • Deputies received a report of four controlled burns. • 11:09 a.m.: Deputies assisted medical personnel in the 32000 block of Spring Ave. for an unknown problem. • 11:18 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 11100 block of Lodge Ave. • 1:07 p.m.: Deputies were

called to a family domestic matter in the 2100 block of Parriott Ave. • 1:17 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter near the intersection of 220th St. and Highway 3. • 1:41 p.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 1100 block of Water St. • 4:43 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer matter in the 28700 block of Temple Ave. • 9:30 p.m.: Deputies were called to the 500 block of Lincon St for a verbal dispute. Friday, December 13: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with one medical call, and received a report of one controlled burn. • 9:03 a.m.: Deputies took a theft report of jewelry in the 1300 block of Main St., New Hartford. No value determined. • 9:58 a.m.: Deputies assisted with a routne transfer in the 900 block of 3rd St., Dumont. • 5:55 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 17100 block of 270th St., Aplington. Deputies were unable to locate, possibly a UPS truck. • 11:04 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property accident near the intersection of Beaver Valley St. and Butler Ave., New Hartford. Saturday, December 14: • Deputies executed six traffic stops, assisted with one medical call, and received a report of one controlled burn. • 11:25 a.m.: Deputies were called to a deer mater in the 600 block of 6th St. • 3:25 p.m.: Deputies arrested Robert William Gilliland, 27, Greene, for driving while barred and Michelle Graham, 33, Greene, for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop near the inter-section of 110th St. and Newell Ave., Greene. • 4:40 p.m.: Deputies took a harassment report in the 700 block of S. Pearl St. • 9:04 p.m.: Deputies were called to a car-deer property damage accident near the intersection of Glen Hall Road and Highway 3. Sunday, December 15: • Deputies executed four traffic stops, assisted with four medical calls, and received a report of one controlled burn. • 1:37 p.m.: Deputies took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block of Parriott St. • 3:24 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer-livestock matter near the intersection of 255th St. and Highway 14. • 5:45 p.m.; Deputies took a report of the theft of 200 skinned raccoon hides near the intersection of Martin Ave. and Mesa Place, Allison. Subject reported the items were taken Friday. • 6:56 p.m.; Deputies took a vandalism/criminal mischief complaint from the 400 block of N. Main St. Monday, December 16: • Deputies assisted with two medical calls prior to 9 a.m.

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Wednesday December 18th - We will be "Looking Good" during ths morning's activity in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be celebrating our December birthdays with our monthly birthday party, with music provided by Janice and Shirley. We always look so forward to their music and their time spent with us. The cakes for the birthday parties are donated by the women of the Brethren Church. We sure do thank them for their wonderful cakes! Come out ot the dining area this evening at 6:45 for some Small Group Games. Today is known as "Bake Cookies Day". Thursday December 19th - Our discussion this morning will be "Trivia Plus", a fun time to learn something new, or share things you already know! This afternoon we will be playing Concentration in the dining area. Today is known as "Look for an Evergreen Day." Liebe Care Center will be hosting BINGO at the Greene Community Center this Thursday, December 19th, at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there! Friday December 20th - We will be playing Floor Basketball this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be playing Christmas Yahtzee, a holiday twist on a familiar game. Today is the anniversary of the film premiere of It's a Wonderful Life, 1946. Saturday December 21st - We will be enjoying some Balloon Fun today in the lounge area. This evening, we have the option of either watching Lawrence Welk, or a Movie. I'm sure there are quite a few Christmas movies to choose from! Today is the 100th anniversary of the first Crossword puzzle, 1913 - The first cross-

word puzzle was created by journalist Arthur Wynne and published in a Sunday newspaper, "The New York World." Sunday December 22nd - Our friends from Calvary Baptist Church will be here at 3:00 this afternoon for an enjoyable time of caroling. Today is known as National Date Nut Bread Day. Monday December 23rd - We will be having a Christmas Sing-Along this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon, come out to the lounge area for our fun game called "Mystery Box". Don't know what the game is? Come on out and join us and find out! Today is the anniversary of the publishing of Clement Clarke Moore's Poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (later known as "The Night Before Christmas"), 1823. Tuesday December 24th - We will be playing Balloon Volleyball this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be sharing some "Christmas Memories", and enjoying some tea, or coffee, and holiday treat. Today is known as National Eggnog Day. Tonight is Christmas Eve - Many people spend the day doing last-minute shopping, wrapping gifts, going to church services, spending time with family and giftgiving. Young children will be looking for Santa at night. Exercise group is held Monday through Friday prior to morning and afternoon activites. Social time is held at 2:30, or when afternoon activites are completed. You may visit us online at www. liebeinc.com or in person at 108 South High here in Greene. We hope everyone is having a wonderful week! All of the residents and staff of Liebe Care Center want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

MENUS Allison Meals on Wheels Monday, Dec. 23: Turkey, dressing, broccoli/cauliflower, rice crispy bar Tuesday, Dec. 24: Italian chicken, parsley butter potatoes, diced beets, strawberry peach jello Wednesday, Dec. 25: No meal, Christmas! Thursday, Dec. 26: Salisbury steaks, basil garlic potatoes, squash, cherry delite dessert Friday, Dec. 27: Baked cod, rice pilaf, winter mix vegetables, mandarin oranges Hawkeye Valley Area AgencyAging MENU Monday, December 23: A: Turkey Breast with Gravy, Cut Yams, Spinach, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese, Fiesta Salad, Ranch House Tomatoes, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Mustard Tuesday, December 24: Closed Wednesday, December 25: Closed Thursday, December 26: A: Pork with Supreme Sauce, Rosemary Potatoes, Hubbard Squash, Multi Grain Bread, Mixed Fruit, and

Margarine B: Split Pea Soup, Tuna Macaroni Salad, Corn Salad, No Salt Crackers, and Mixed Fruit Friday, December 27: A: Spanish Beef Patty, O’Brien Potatoes, Ranch Beans, Wheat Bread, Tropical Fruit, and Margarine B: All Beef Hot Dog, O’Brien Potatoes, Ranch Beans, Hot Dog Bun, Tropical Fruit, and Ketchup There are two menu options on most days of the month. Both congregate and home delivered meals may choose between option A and option B. Meals must be ordered in advance. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. Preference for Option A or B must be given at time of order – if no preference is given, Option A will be served. Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877538-0508.

Spare Me The Details…. By Vicky Malfero Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats

208, Blair Hanig 177/469.

Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 12/11/13 Wyffel’s Hybrids 38-22 Dralle’s Dept. Store 36.5-23.5 Allison Pharmacy 35-25 A&M Electric 26-34 Emerald Door Inn 2 5 . 5 34.5 Sonya’s Salon 19-41

Thursday Night Buster League Date Bowled: 12/12/13 Pioneer 25-11 Freeze Frame Buck Wild 17.5 Cooper’s Curly’s DD 19.5 Feldmeier’s

High Game / High Series Kevin McConaughy 244/607, Mike Harper 224/536, Dave Iverson 536, Kevin Schafer 533, Darin Trees 529, Dick Reser 529, Clark Freesemann 210/522, Derek Lines 204/521, Randy Moad 201/519, Gordy Smith 211/515, Jack Majewski 513, Isaac Almelien, Daryl Healey 512, Cody Gethmann

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High Game / High Series Clark Freesemann 230/609, Marvin Enabnit 227/584, Curt Henrichs 205,222/563, Darin Trees 208/534, Kevin McConaughy 205/524, Jim Blockhus 516, Tim Parton 514, Derek Lines 514, Randy Moad 508.

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NEW RELEASES: CHRISTMAS BLISS by Mary Kay Andrews . . . As the holidays approach, Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is distracted by both her upcoming wedding and her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk, who, due to give birth any day, is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. THE ULTIMATE LIFE by Jim Stovall . . . Now ready to tackle the duties of running a multibilliondollar trust, Jason makes ambitious plans for the year. However, his pugnacious family is determined to see every last dime of Jason’s inheritance entrusted to their own selfserving pockets. Will Jason abandon the tenets he learned from his grandfather, or will he discover the secrets to living The Ultimate Life? LOVE FINDS YOU AT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Annalisa Daughety . . . Sophie Harper never expected to return to her small Arkansas hometown after ten years away. Supported by her family and determined to rebuild her life, she throws herself into opening a bustling café. Then her childhood friend Jon walks into her café and back into her life. As Christmas descends upon the beautiful Ozark foothills, Jon woos Sophie with a tender love that makes her feel like she’s finally come home. A BIG SKY CHRISTMAS by William W. Johnstone . . . When an 1873 wagon train of immigrants gets battered by harsh storms, outlaws and Indians, Smoke Jensen and a man known as the Preacher come to their aid and vow to get them to Montana Territory by Christmas. SPIRIT OF STEAMBOAT by Craig Johnson . . . Sheriff Walt Longmire makes the acquaintance of a scarred young woman who raises questions about his predecessor while imparting the story of a tragic car accident during a blizzard that marked Walt’s first year as sheriff. DOING HARD TIME by Stuart Woods . . . Hoping to relax during a business trip to Bel-Air, Stone Bar-

rington is confronted by a case he believed was resolved and forges an unexpected partnership with an agent who operates outside the law. MERRY CHRISTMAS, COWBOY by Janet Dailey . . . Hoping to give back to the community, Denver police officer Paula Lewis volunteers at the Christmas House to help local children, where she is drawn to local rancher Zach Bennett, as they work together to help a young boy. FOR YOUNG READERS: TEARDROP by Lauren Kate . . . Since Eureka’s mother drowned, she wishes she were dead too, but after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story Eureka begins to believe that Ander is right about her being involved in strange things-and in danger. THE CHRISTMAS WISH by Lori Evert . . . Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. AN OTIS CHRISTMAS by Loren Long . . . Receiving a shiny new horn for his first Christmas present, little tractor Otis enjoys a fun-filled holiday with his friends before venturing out in a big snowstorm to fetch a doctor for a laboring horse. THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PAGEANT by Joyce Meyer . . . When Hayley Hippo is asked to direct the annual Christmas pageant, she sets out to make everything perfect, however, after a series of disappointing mishaps, Hayley and her friends realize that Christmas is not about the glittering lights, the perfect setting or an impressive show, but is a celebration of the birth of the Christ child. NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: MAN OF STEEL, PLANES, and WHITE HOUSE DOWN.

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ing to make some kind of lesson out of this? Or was he just venting? I’m not quite sure really, because I had to take my son out of the temple before the end of it. But I do think the priest had a good point about society being in a hurry all the time. My question though looms deeper. Why are we always in this hurry? A lot of us have to work. Maybe we just have trouble getting out of the working frame of mind when we have more time. Or, maybe we rush because that is what was handed down to us – to move from one thing to the next. I personally don’t like being in a hurry, but usually do find myself trying to work faster to get things done. Who doesn’t feel the pressure and stress all around them? It somewhat makes sense. I hurry to do the chores, so I can relax and take a nap. Or I hurry to write this column, so I can go get a soda. But the only problem is that the process gets lost, and I start to wonder what it was all about in the first place. Or maybe the answer to the priest’s question is blowin’ in the wind – just let it blow. When I’m on deadline and feel like I should be in a hurry, kind of like right now, I try to imagine myself at a beach, with the sun shining nicely upon me. I forget the world, clear my mind, and magically have a quill in my hand that tickles my cheek. And Instead of worrying about getting as much ink on the page as possible, the quill and I sunbathe and rest our heavy bones before getting back to the grind. No matter what though, the real adventure is always in the journey and not the destination. For instance, I had no idea this column was going to turn into this.

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Don’t rush me Last Sunday I was at church in my hometown. Of course, a lot has changed since the days when I went there every Sunday and listened to some of my favorite priests. But, nonetheless, I was present in a pew with my family and friends for my niece’s baptism. My wife was part of the ceremony after mass, as she was the Godmother. Anyway, I sat there and began listening to the priest’s message for the week. “We’re always in a hurry,” he said. “We’re a society that can get anything at the touch of a button whenever we want it.” I agreed with him, but wondered why he seemed so very angry about it. It’s not like I don’t complain about technology and the Internet at times. However, I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t acknowledge how much it helps me. I was somewhat hearing him, but I have to admit, his kind of irritable way in presenting his speech was a little off putting to me. Was he go-

By Don Blau Iowa hopefully rocks in the ‘Pigskin Plethora’ of college bowls So you’re a football fan and you can’t seem to get jazzed up enough during the upcoming holiday season to watch all the bowl games. You can’t decide which conference champion is playing which conference runner-up team or which team in a certain bowl may have had a more difficult non-conference schedule over a team which finished third place from a weaker league. Confusion, confusion, confusion. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Or maybe the wonderment is guessing which television network is showing the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, or Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, or Buffalo Wild Wings Bow. Such a dilemma making your taste buds salivate as you await the numerous kickoffs. Or maybe you are dreary eyed just thinking about watching every game possible and absolutely not missing one bowl match-up. How many bowl contests are there? Thirty five!!! Yes, 35 bowl games in 17 days. Wow! Do you really think there’s football bowl overload? But not to worry. Between multiple T.V.’s, DVR’s, smart phones and even old fashion channel surfing, die-hards attempting to view all Division I bowl matchups will not be disappointed. Debuting at Albuquerque on Saturday, December 21, the New Mexico Bowl kicks off the bowling season. Thus begins a nearly three week pigskin plethora of en-

tertainment, which eventually concludes the evening of January 6 at the Rose Bowl as Florida State and Auburn tangle in the BCS National Championship Game. Which bowls will you watch? How about the bowl battle affecting our state’s Hawkeyes? Yes, Kirk Ferentz, CEO and chief architect of Iowa football, has effectively rejuvenated his Hawkeyes from a twisted, battered, 4-8 disappointing 2012 campaign to a proud 8-4 reversal record and 2nd place in the Legends Division of the Big Ten standings for 2013. Yes, the Iowa Hawkeyes will be tangling in the jungle land of the Outback Bowl at Tampa, Florida against the 16th ranked Tigers of LSU. ESPN is televising the big game on New Year’s Day at noon. Iowa’s 8-4 standing includes four losses to teams with a combined 45-6 record. These four, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin, also are all playing in post season bowl contests. The last time LSU and Iowa played was in the 2005 Capital One Bowl, played in Orlando on New Year’s Day. If you were watching this game you easily remember the thrilling final play as Iowa’s diminutive quarterback Drew Tate threw a 56-yard touchdown to Warren Holliday giving the Hawkeye’s a 30-25 victory. This dramatic and spectacular last second triumph gave coach Ferentz his third straight ten-win season with the Hawks. What a game to watch. I will probably dismiss many of the 2013 lightweight bowls, yet be so focused as New Years Day 2014 arrives. Go Hawks - bring our state a victory!

Linda Upmeyer Newsletter December gives us a chance to close the books on 2013. As I look back on the past year and review what the Legislature was able to come together and accomplish, I am pleased about the strong bipartisan work that was done to strengthen middle class. Plenty of attention is given to big pieces of legislation but there are less talked about initiatives that have a significant impact on our state. Even if they do not grab headlines, these things contribute to our efforts to increase opportunities for Iowans. This year we focused on empowering the next generation of Iowans by investing in education. We enabled the ability to create entrepreneurial education accounts so that students can develop skills related to starting and running a business. We fought to keep college education accessible by freezing tuition at our state universities. That is something that had not happened in decades. We also had a number of items that should help ensure there are opportunities for young Iowans to stay here. The beginning farmer program was expanded to help the next generation continue the legacy of agricultural leadership in Iowa. A targeted small business program will make microloans available to the small businesses that are the backbone of our communities and

engines of growth. To increase opportunities for today’s workers, we must address the skills gap. This year we provided over $10 million for new initiatives that offer education and training for Iowa’s workers. This investment will help Iowans get the training they need to access new careers. The more progress we make in developing a skilled workforce, the more we will enable job growth and high-paying careers. Too often I hear from a company who wants to hire but is having trouble finding qualified workers to fill the job. When the problem becomes more serious, a business owner can feel like they need to move the jobs out of the state. We need to make sure that does not happen. Investing in better-educated graduates and better-trained adults is a smart way to let everyone know that Iowa is committed to providing the best workforce in the country. When we do that, opportunities in communities large and small with abound. Those opportunities are critical to strengthening our middle class and must always be a focus for us in the Legislature. I think we have made progress in 2013, and we need to build on that in 2014. This holiday season, be safe, stay warm and have a Merry Christmas!

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THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROY EDEKER, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016272 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Roy Edeker, Deceased, who died on or about November 17, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 26th day of November, 2013, the last will and testament of Roy Edeker, deceased, bearing date of the 25th day of July, 1991, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Steven Edeker and Kevin Edeker were appointed executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 26th day of November, 2013. Kevin Edeker Executor of estate 22449 – 185th St. Allison, IA 50602

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NBMS student council fills 176 baskets for Christmas Cheer applicants

(Left) Seventh-grader Bryce Trees grabs a couple of mashed potatoe boxes from the hundreds to create a basket for a Christmas Cheer applicant. (Pat Racette photos)

Eighth grade student council members Madi Pleas and Morgan Arjes sack up potatoes for Christmas Cheer families last Friday.

(Top) North Butler Middle School student council group leader/math teacher Jennifer Miller prepares a bag for sixth-grader Colton Hobson to drop some soup into in the basement of the Butler County Courthouse.

Aplington volunteer Terri Chase breaks off the plastic for North Butler Middle School council students to put into baskets.

(Right) Eighth-grader Brandon Trees collects boxes of products to flatten while helping prepare 176 baskets for Christmas Cheer applicants last Friday.

North Butler Middle School student council group leader/math teacher Jennifer Miller [second from right] looks over a list of items with Joy Dralle [right], vice president of Butler County Vision of Well-Being.

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North Butler's Gavin Scroggin fights for a rebound with HamptonDumont's Bo Brass (10) and Chace Klein (22) during Saturday's non-conference basketball game at Greene. The Bearcats rallied for a 55-53 win over the Bulldogs. (Kristi Nixon photo)

North Butler's Kenzie Siemens drives around Hampton-Dumont's Paige Wragge during Saturday's non-conference game at Greene. (Kristi Nixon photo)

No. 10 N. Butler hands No. 13 W. Fork girls first loss of season, 60-48

North Butler's Marisa Speedy looks to pass inside during the Bearcats' game against Hampton-Dumont on Saturday, Dec. 14. (Kristi Nixon photo)

Reid Lammers of North Butler (on floor) covers up the ball after chasing it down during Saturday's non-conference win over Hampton-Dumont. Defending is H-D's Levi Pratt (4). (Kristi Nixon photo)

Bearcats down Rockford

Bearcats nab first win GREENE – A team effort helped North Butler’s boys basketball team to its first victory of the season, a 6855 conference tilt at home against Rockford. Shaylon Lahr led three Bearcats in double digits with 18, including hitting three from beyond the arc. Reid Lammers and Gavin Scroggin each chipped in with 12 as North Butler improved to 1-2 overall, 1-0 in the Corn Bowl. Scroggin finished with a doubledouble, posting 12 rebounds while adding three assists and two steals in the win. The Bearcats shot well both from the field and the free throw line at 63 percent (26-of-41, field) and 9-of-13 from the free throw stripe. Coach Dave Brown’s squad handed Rockford its first loss of the season despite a game-high 21-point effort from Ryan Turner. North Butler 68, Rockford 55

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Rockford (2-1, 0-1) – Mitchell Longcor 2-6 0-0 6; John Jones 2-6 1-2 6; Ryan Turner 8-19 3-3 21; Nate Engels 2-6 0-3 4; Logan Johnson 1-3 2-3 4; Andrew Schriever 1-4 2-4 4; Dalton Winters 5-7 0-0 10. Totals 21-51 8-15 55. North Butler (1-2, 1-0) – Jaret Wunsch 4-7 0-0 9; Reid Lammers 4-7 2-3 10; Brandon Heuer 2-4 0-1 6; Carter Lewis 1-1 0-0 3; Connor Huberg 0-1 0-0 0; Reed Christensen 0-0 0-0 0; Todd Dolan 2-3 4-5 8; Shaylon Lahr 6-10 3-4 18; Gavin Scroggin 7-8 0-4 18. Totals 26-41 9-13 68. Rockford 11 8 18 17 No. Butler 11 18 17 22

North Butler's Lisa Feldman (32) guards Hampton-Dumont's Jessica Speake during a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Greene. H-D won in overtime, 50-47. (Kristi Nixon photo)

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Three point goals – Rock 5-20 (Longcor 2-6, Turner 2-8, Jones 1-3, Engels 0-3); NB 7-15 (Lahr 3-4, Heuer 2-4, Lewis 1-1; Wunsch 1-4; Lammers 0-2). Rebounds – Rock 42, 20 off., 22 def. (Team 19, Winters 7, Johnson 5, Jones 4, Turner 3, Engels 2, Schriever 2); NB 32, 12 off., 20 def. (Scroggin 12, Lahr 7, Dolan 4, Wunsch 3, Lammers 3, Heuer, Huberg, Christensen). Assists – Rock 17 (Turner 5, Longcor 4, Engels 2, Johnson 2, Winters 2, Jones, Schriever); NB 15 (Heuer 4, Lahr 4, Scroggin 3, Lammers 2, Huberg, Christensen); Steals – Rock 11 (Engels 3, Turner 2, Johnson 2, Schriever 2, Jones, Winters); NB 5 (Scroggin 2, Wunsch, Dolan, Lahr). Blocks – Rock, None; NB, None. Total fouls – Rock 16; NB 15. Fouled out – None.

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GREENE – A trio of Bearcats scored in double figures as North Butler defeated visiting Rockford on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 49-36. Channing Wunsch and Haley Landers each tallied 12 points and Emily Dolan added 10 as North Butler improved to 3-0, 1-0 in the Corn Bowl Conference with the victory. Wunsch recorded a double-double, adding 10 rebounds as the Bearcats out-rebounded the Wildcats 34-25. Marisa Speedy handed out a pair of assists and came up with three steals as North Butler never trailed on the contest. With the Wildcats keying on Kenzie Siemens, who scored five, the other Bearcats took over offensively as all but one of the eight players scored. Rockford’s Emma Staudt led all scorers with 18 while hitting four 3-pointers – all in the second half. North Butler handed the Wildcats (21, 0-1) their first loss of the season.

North Butler 49, Rockford 36 Rockford (2-1, 0-1) – Kelly Hain 3-4 0-0 6; Allison O’Connor 0-3 0-0 0; Theresa Jones 0-1 0-1 0; Fallon Marth 1-4 1-1 3; Madison Wood 1-11 0-2 2; Emily Bushbaum 0-0 0-0 0; Emily Carroll 1-2 0-1 2; Rachael Enabnit 0-4 1-2 1; Emily Laudner 2-6 0-0 4; Emma Staudt 7-16 0-0 18; Mackenzie Rooney 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-52 2-7 36. North Butler (3-0, 1-0) – Jenny Rottler 1-3 0-0 2; Katelyn Shultz 0-2 0-0 0; Marisa Speedy 2-6 1-2 5; Kenzie Siemens 2-6 0-0 5; Lisa Feldman 1-5 0-0 3; Emily Dolan 4-11, 2-4 10; Channing Wunsch 5-10 2-4 12; Haley Landers 5-7 2-4 12. Totals 20-53 7-18 49. Rockford 8 No. Butler 12

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Three point goals – Rock 4-16 (Staudt 4-7, O’Connor 0-1, Enabnit 0-2, Wood 0-6); NB 2-8 (Siemens 1-3, Feldman 1-3, Dolan 0-1, Shultz 0-1). Rebounds – Rock 25, 8 off., 17 def. (Marth 7, Wood 5, Laudner 4, O’Connor 2, Carroll 2, Hain, Jones, Bushbaum, Enabnit, Staudt); NB 34, 14 off. 20 def. (Wunsch 10, Landers 7, Dolan 4, Siemens 4, Team 3, Feldman 2, Rottler 2, Speedy, Shultz). Assists – Rock 11 (Wood 3, Laudner 2, Staudt 2, O’Connor, Jones, Carroll, Enabnit); NB 10 (Dolan 3, Speedy 2, Siemens 2, Rottler, Feldman, Wunsch). Steals – Rock 5 (Staudt 3, O’Connor, Laudner); NB 12 (Siemens 3, Speedy 3, Feldman 2, Rottler 2, Dolan, Shultz). Blocks – Rock 2 (Hain, Carroll); NB, None. Total fouls – Rock 20; NB 12. Fouled out – None.

SHEFFIELD – Right after entering the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings, West Fork (No. 13) was dealt its first loss of the girls basketball season by No. 10 North Butler on Friday, Dec. 13. Kenzie Siemens, who was scoreless in the first half, broke out in the second to lead all scorers with 18 points for the Bearcats (41, 2-0) in their 60-48 win over the Warhawks in Corn Bowl Conference action. Channing Wunsch added 15 and Haley Landers 10 for the visitors, who trailed 26-21 at halftime only to rally. Although the Bearcats were out-rebounded by the Warhawks 3231, they were balanced with six for Wunsch and five apiece for Marisa Speedy, Emily Dolan and Siemens. West Fork’s Courtney Larson had a team-high 11 points, added five assists, four rebounds and a steal for the Warhawks before fouling out. Sydney Shreckengost also fouled out, but scored nine, including 5-of8 from the free throw line. Lindsey Peterson added 11 boards as West Fork fell to 4-1 overall, 1-1 in the Corn Bowl. The Bearcats, which only used eight players against West Fork, had

all but one of its players score but felt the effects with a loss the next night against Class 3A HamptonDumont in overtime. North Butler 60, West Fork 48 North Butler (4-1, 2-0) – Jenny Rottler 0-1 1-2 1; Katelyn Shultz 0-1 0-0 0; Marisa Speedy 2-6 2-2 6; Kenzie Siemens 8-12 1-1 18; Lisa Feldman 2-8 4-6 9; Emily Dolan 0-4 1-2 1; Channing Wunsch 5-8 5-7 15; Haley Landers 4-8 2-6 10. Totals 21-49 16-26 60. West Fork (2-0, 1-1) – Taylor Logan 3-8 2-2 8; Courtney Larson 5-11 1-2 11; Mickee Guritz 3-3 1-1 6; Kelsey Nierengarten 0-1 0-2 0; Madison Shreckengost 1-3 0-1 2; Lindsey Peterson 2-3 3-5 7; Anne Jorgensen 2-3 1-2 5; Sydney Shreckengost 2-7 5-8 9; Kaitlyn Liekweg 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-41 12-23 48. N. Butler 14 7 18 21 West Fork 15 11 10 12

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Three point goals – NB 2-9 (Siemens 1-3, Feldman 1-5, Speedy 0-1); WF 0-6 (M. Shreckengost 0-1, Liekweg 0-1, S. Shreckengost 0-1, Logan 0-1, Larson 0-2). Rebounds – NB 31, 9 off., 22 def. (Wunsch 6, Speedy 5, Dolan 5, Siemens 5, Feldman 3, Team 3, Rottler 2, Landers 2); WF 32, 10 off. 22 def. (Peterson 11, Larson 4, Jorgensen 3, M. Shreckengost 3, Guritz 3, Logan 2, Nierengarten 2, S. Shreckengost 2, Liekweg 2). Assists – NB 12 (Rottler 5, Feldman 3, Siemens, Dolan, Wunsch, Landers); WF 9 (Larson 5, Peterson, Guritz, M. Shreckengost, S. Shreckengost). Steals – NB 12 (Siemens 4, Speedy 2, Feldman 2, Wunsch 2, Rottler, Dolan); WF 9 (Logan 4, M. Shreckengost 2, Larson, S. Shreckengost, Peterson 2). Blocks – NB 3 (Dolan 2, Landers); WF, None. Total fouls – NB 16, WF 21. Fouled out – WF, Larson, S. Shreckengost.

North Butler drops 2 road duals TRAER – North Butler’s wrestling team had a couple of competitive duals at Traer on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Bearcats dropped both, falling to East Marshall/GMG 48-30 and Hudson 52-28. Cody Nelson and Caleb Wedeking, top-ranked at 145 and 152, respectively, had back-to-back wins by fall against East Marshall to start off the dual, but North Butler’s wrestlers lost the next five matches to fall behind for good. Freshman 120-pounder Dalton Nelson earned two first-period pins for the night. East Marshall/GMG 48, North Butler 30 145 – Caleb Wedeking (NB) pinned Drew Schossow 3:20; 152 – Cody Nelson (NB) pinned Devin Yilek 3:23; 160 – Nick Long (EMG) pinned Jacob Goodrich 1:18; 170 – Curt Roseland (EMG) pinned Michael DeBerg 1:41; 182 – Lane Walton (EMG) pinned Dalton Aukes 3:47; 195 – Jaryd Young (EMG) pinned Dalton Poppen 0:55; 220 – Jared Bowman (EMG) pinned James Seehusen 0:45; 285 – Owen Landers

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Hudson 52, North Butler 28 106 – Jacob Shares (Hud) pinned Alan Peters 1:04; 113 – Carson Wright (Hud) won by forfeit; 120 – Dalton Nelson (NB) pinned Tori Goodale 0:54; 126 – Taylan Entriken (Hud) pinned Noah Heathcott 1:44; 132 – Tyler Brinkman (NB) pinned Nathan Graves 1:44; 138 – Jeremy Smith (Hud) pinned Austin Janssen 2:20; 145 – Caleb Wedeking (NB) major dec. Joe Hageman 8-0; 152 – Cody Nelson (NB) pinned Dakota Lang 1:08; 160 – Justin Huey (Hud) major dec. Jacob Goodrich 19-8; 170 – Noah Huber (Hud) pinned Michael DeBerg 1:45; 182 – Luke Huber (Hud) pinned Dalton Aukes 0:45; 195 – Dalton Poppen (NB) pinned Samuel Slager 4:48; 220 – Dalton McHome (Hud) pinned Jacob Groeneveld 1:52; 285 – Michael Digiacoimo (Hud) pinned Owen Landers 4:56.

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14 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Greetings

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

From your local area businesses! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! With sincere thanks for your continued patronage and friendship this past year.

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Christmas Greetings

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Butler County Tribune-Journal • Clarksville Star

STRAIGHT FROM SANTA’S MAILBAG

Dean Santa, I wish I had a ds and pillow pet and a sitte pad and a toy powne, and Barbie clows and barbies. Love you, Santa Love, Jade (Mishler), 8 Cedar Falls Dear Santa, I want a Wepckin and a toy and othr toys for Christmas. Thank you, Love, Sam (Hoodjer), 7 Clarksville Dear Santa, I would like a Doc McStuffin mobile. I hope your doing good. My brother Brior is naughty. I’m good. Love: Faith (McCully) Clarksville Dear Santa, I love you! I would like some real butterflies, a glass unicorn, a diamond necklace, a mermaid doll, a ball that sticks to the ceiling, and lots of pretty dress-up clothes. My brother Noah is

only 2 and sometimes is good. Noah would like a Thomas train, dump truck, snow that never melts, and a John Deere tractor. I love you and I would also like some craft supplies. Love Madeline & Noah (Sterken), 4 &2 Clarksville Dear Santa, I want a Case haybine. I want a jumbo John Deere combine. I want Santa to bring my brother Jacob a little toy Hagie sprayer. I want my family to have a fantastic Christmas. Milk and cookies will be waiting for Santa at Dawson’s eating spot. Love, Dawson (Barnett), 6 Plainfield Dear Santa, I would like an American Girl doll tumble set, bike, bike pet trailer, roller blades, and scooter. I would also want body spray and a vollyball that’s pink and purple. And the game Simon and a sled that’s red. And also a tumble mat that’s pink and purple. I hope you like

the cookies that I give you. And I hope you and your reindeer are ok. And I wish you a Merry Christmas! Love, Cailyn (Hardy), 8 Clarksville Dear Santa, I would like army guys and a puppy webkinz. Santa, I have been a really good boy this year. I saw my name on the good list which Granny Lola had at the library. Thanks also for letting “Jakey” the elf come to our house this year. I would kind of like 2 Chef’s hats also. We will leave some cookies & milk for you and some carrots for the reindeer. I love you, Santa. Briggs (Hoodjer), 4 Clarksville Dear Santa, I would like a princess dream castle, My Little Pony, Barbie stuff, Wild Kratts’ movies and Elf on the Shelf. I will leave you cookies and milk. I’m being good. Have a merry Christmas.

Caitlin Mae Jacobsen, 6 30615 130th St. Clarksville P.S. – I will leave your reindeer carrots. Dear Santa, I would like Daniel Tiger movies, a new Dora movie that starts with N, fuzzy stuffed animal, a new couch for my Barbies, a boat, a big swimming pool and a new pink pen. I also want a new pillow and blanket. A Santa stuffed animal and a snowman stuffed animal [would also be nice], and a basket to put my toys in and new Barbie mailbox. I’ve been good. I will leave you Christmas cookies and a glass of milk. I will leave your reindeer a cookie too, and carrots. Merry Christmas and thank you. Lillian Jacobsen, 3 30615 130th St. Clakrsville

At this special time of year, we recall all the good people we’ve had the privilege to serve and wish you all much peace, joy and harmony at Christmas. We value your friendship and are sincerely grateful for your loyal support.

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Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s closes door... After 2 ½ years of serving lunch and dinner at 270 N. Main St. in Allison, Lil Rickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse closed its door for good last week. Featuring an open flame grill to cook your own steak on weekends, the business was open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Pat Racette Photo)

(Right) Allison Public Library created a skirt of books for their neatly decorated tree of Santa Claus book ornaments, chains of papers for garland and candy cane pencils.

Allison Pharmacy officially changes name... The Allison Pharmacy and Drug Store officially changed its name to Allison Variety-Hardware-Floral on Dec. 9, after the pharmacy [pictured] closed for good on Dec. 7. Their new phone number is 267-2342. Hy-Vee will be providing free delivery service for all prescriptions being transferred to their pharmacy in Waverly at 1311 Fourth St. SW. (Pat Racette Photo)

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