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Vander Molen highlights Mahaska County 2013

The Iowa State Capital building in Des Moines. (Photo by Ken Allsup)

Area legislators talk about upcoming session By Ken Allsup Contributing Writer Oskaloosa - The Iowa Legislative session is set to get underway on Monday, January 13th, and Oskaloosa area residents are once again preparing for Eggs and Issues and the chance to speak directly with their representatives. This coming session is predicted to be a short one, with many politicians looking towards campaigning and the elections in November. Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R) who serves House District 79, which includes Oskaloosa, agrees. “The conventional wisdom is...last year there was so much landmark legislation accomplished, this year there just isn’t much appetite for that. Plus, it being an election year, there’s every likelihood that people will start trying to demonstrate differences between themselves and potential opponents.” Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R) who serves Senate District 40, which Oskaloosa is a part of also, see’s

the upcoming session in a similar light. “I believe this year will be a year of modest accomplishment compared to last year. We still have a divided legislature, which will limit significant moves either to the right or to the left. There will likely be some grandstanding by some who aspire to higher office, or who wish to burnish their own resume’ in an election year. My goal will be the same as last year, and that is to continue to develop good working relationships with those in both parties and both houses.” Even with that short session in mind, there are those like Rozenboom that are anxious to talk about things they view need to be addressed. “I am working on a couple of pieces of legislation that will tweak our Time of Transfer law and Rural Improvement Zones,” said Rozenboom. He goes on to say he will “continue to fight for smaller government, and continue to advocate for the unborn.” Larry Sheets (R) represents the eastern portion of Mahaska County

as part of District 80, and is looking to build upon his freshman year. He has expressed several topics that need to be addressed in the coming session. Sheets wants to see a reduction in corporate income taxes “to make Iowa competitive with other states.” Sheets would also like to see a rejection of the Federal Common Core Curriculum, and no automatic reduction in prison sentences for heinous capital crimes. Another effort Sheets would like to see is to begin a convention of the state’s effort to control federal spending. When it comes to education, most legislators see things being more stable than last year, but recognize there could possibly be a few tweaks made. Sheets thought, “There will probably be an attempt by the education establishments to undo the freedom for home schoolers State House Continued on Page 2

By Ken Allsup Contributing Writer Oskaloosa - “In 2013 we really started out the new year with some new faces,” Mike Vander Molen said, of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors, to those gathered at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa, Saturday morning. Vander Molen was elected to the board in November of 2012 and took office in January of 2013. Mark Doland took office the first part of February 2013 to fill the vacancy left by Ken Rozenboom, who had been elected to the State Senate. “We spent a lot of the year sort of going through that learning curve and coming up to speed, as much as possible, on the day to day operations of the county,” Vander Molen added. Vander Molen touched on some of the other changes during the year, such as the appointment of Charles Stream as the county attorney. “We decided as a board to do an appointment,” Vander Molen said of their choice, who had previously held the office. “He also indicated he didn’t intend to run for that county attorney position, so that will be a contested election here in November.” Vander Molen also pointed out that two supervisor seats will be up for election in November. Greg Gordy and Mark Doland will both face the re-election process. Besides the two supervisor seats, the treasurer, recorder are also facing re-election. “It will be a busy election cycle,” Vander Molen said. Those interested in running for those offices have until March 26th to file. Vander Molen then turned to projects that had been completed in the past year, such as the Lacey blacktop between Oxford and Queens avenues. He also pointed out the completion of Indian Way resurfacing that was completed before RAGBRAI made its way into the county. Vander Molen commented on that project saying he “took a little grief” over the project versus some others that constituents believed deserved priority. The possible improvements to

Mahaska County Supervisor Mike Vander Molen. (Photo by Ken Allsup) Highway 63 and a by-pass around a whole lot. But we’re wary to do Oskaloosa that is currently in the that, but we’re open to all options at study phase by the DOT, was also this point.” brought up during his opening Beyond infrastructure and remarks. “So in a couple of years, we elections, Vander Molen spoke should know more about that route. about the mental health redesign It’s very preliminary right now,” said that is currently underway statewide. Vander Molen. Mahaska and Marion have joined “At some point, I think we’re together in a 28E agreement to going to have to have a by-pass form a region to share mental health around New Sharon,” Vander Molen services. added about the Highway 63 project. The state had mandated that at “There is a coalition between the least 3 counties come together county and the city (Oskaloosa), and to form a region, but after Jasper our corporate partners are working and Poweshiek opted to join other to get those improvements done.” regions, that left just Marion and Other road improvements in Mahaska. The counties have then the future could include Highway turned towards the state to garner 102. “Highway 102 is the highest an exemption for them to remain a 2 trafficked county road between county region. New Sharon and Pella,” Vander “That topic (mental health regions) Molen said. He pointed toward kept us pretty busy this last year,” those improvements in hopes of Vander Molen said. improving traffic counts and then, in Also this year, the county switched turn, garnering more state dollars for its HAZMAT service provider the county’s roads. from SIRG in Ottumwa to local The southwest connector has been firefighters based out of New Sharon, a topic for many years that would Oskaloosa and Fremont. This will bring traffic from Highway 92 to keep the dollars spent on the service Highway 63 south of Oskaloosa. in county and provide local service. “We’re going to have to figure out “I think that’s a great benefit,” said funding sources and figure out how Vander Molen. we’re going to work with the city on Budget hearings will start on that project,” said Vander Molen. Monday morning at the courthouse “Funding is the big issue. So much in Oskaloosa. money that we get for these projects “I think we had a pretty good year and we do what we can with that at the county level, but there is a money. In the future, there’s local lot of work going forward,” Vander option sales tax money that may be Molen said in closing. available for some of these projects. The county really hasn’t bonded for

Mahaska Supervisors hold organizational meeting By Ken Allsup Contributing Writer Oskaloosa - The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met at 9 am on January 2nd, 2014. The supervisors appointed Mike Vander Molen as Chairman of the Board, with Mark Doland being named Vice-Chair. Meeting dates are to remain the same for the coming year. The first and third Mondays at 9am will once again be the official meeting times for the board. Document signing authority repeated the language of years past, in case of the absence of the Chairman, any Supervisor could sign a document for the board. The Supervisors then divided up the responsibility of participating on the various boards and committees they serve on. The board set the holidays for 2014, official newspapers and official custodians, appointee to trust pool, safety coordinator, among others during the organizational meeting. The supervisors signed off on the Equal Opportunity Policy Statement for 2014. Official depositories for the county were named. The Sheriff, Recorder and Auditor utilize Midwest One. The records retention policy was approved the same as in past years. The Supervisors approved the county engineer to execute Farm to Market construction projects and to also execute governmental construction projects. The Supervisors approved payment of bills for December 2013, as well as the minutes for the December 16,

states he has been told he is cancer free. Nusbaum has been an integral part of the Highway 63 project as well as the regional airport, something he eluded to during his last negotiations when he said, “We have a number

Pictured from left are Auditor Sue Brown, Chairman Mike Vander Molden, Supervisor Mark Doland, and Supervisor Greg Gordy. (Photo by Ken Allsup) terms. 2013 meeting. LeRoy Nugteren. Mahaska County Engineer Jerry A resolution passed that changed The Supervisors approved compensation changes for an open the Sheriff’s transportation/mileage Nusbaum approached the board at rate to 56 cents-per-mile. This puts the end of the meeting, questioning custodian position. Appointments to various the current rate on equal terms with the boards recent move to begin the process of hiring a new county commissions and boards started with federal rates. appointees to the Compensation The Compensation Board sent engineer. Nusbaum, who is in the final year Commission. Barry Versteegh was its recommendation of a 3 percent re-appointed to the Mahaska County increase in pay for elected officials. of his contract with the county, Conservation Board, and Jeanie The Supervisors then settled upon then asked to be placed on the next Bieri was also re-appointed to the a 2 percent increase for each of the meeting’s agenda in order to discuss extending his contract with the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter elected officials. Board. The RUSS arbitration award was county. During his most recent contract In other appointments, The Pioneer tabled until the Mahaska County Cemetery Commission appointees Attorney Charles Stream was able to negotiations, Nusbaum had been are, Ed Elder, Pam Kingery and attend the meeting to help clarify the diagnosed with cancer, but now

of projects ongoing. We have some things coming up that I think I need that year to carry through on the projects that we have.” The Board will take up the discussion at their next scheduled meeting on January 20, 2014.

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Fremont Elementary School celebrated Character Counts in November 2013 with an assembly featuring Ronald McDonald. He reminded the students about being a good citizen and all of the qualities needed, from the Character Pledge, to be a good citizen. Character Pledge: “I pledge to be a kid of character, I will be worthy of trust, I will be respectful and responsible, doing what I must. I will always act with fairness, I will show that I care, I will be a good citizen and always do my share.” Pictured above, A giggly, Zayden Crosby, has a hard time controlling his laughter as Ronald McDonald quizzed him.

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State House Continued from Page 1 provided last session.” Sen. Tim Kapucian (R) from Senate District 38, which Poweshiek County is a part of, added, “Education had a big year last year and, to be frank, I think we need to leave it alone for awhile to see if it bares fruit.” He added that, “ We need to probably do some clean up in the code with the option of hours versus days to correct hours needed to count a full day in ‘early out’ situations.” Adding to that, he has heard talk of more funding for transportation in the geographically larger districts. Rozenboom said he wasn’t a supporter of the education reform that was passed last year. “I believe we are just adding to the cost of education without fundamentally changing our education model. I hope I’m wrong.” An increase in the gas tax has been a topic of discussion for the past couple of years, and our local legislators share their thoughts on a potential increase. Sen. Kapucian shared his thought about a potential increase, “Infrastructure revenue continues to be a concern. However, once again an election year, and a raise in gas taxes would be a very heavy lift.” He goes on to explain that a plan has been talked about that would take monies from the general fund and potentially place them in the Road Use Tax Fund. Rep. Vander Linden also has heard of that idea, “There’s going to be several different proposals. I know I’ve seen one that says...let’s take a very small percentage of the sales tax and put it in the road use tax fund. There’s another that says...let’s take a percentage of revenue right off the top and put it in the road use tax fund. I could support either one of those, but I’m not going to vote to raise taxes on Iowan’s that are already over taxed.” Vander Linden added, “I do not support an increase in the gas tax, I don’t think it will pass. Iowans are still against it. I can make several arguments about why not, but if we need to fix the roads, and oh by the way we have a surplus, which means we have already overtaxed Iowans, then why would we want to increase another tax? It just doesn’t make sense.” Sen. Rozenboom shared his thoughts about a potential increase, “I have been reluctant to support any

tax increase………it goes against my conservative nature. However, I will listen very carefully to suggestions to address our infrastructure needs because we do need to do something. I know there will be some new ideas to look at this year, including the idea to change from a per gallon tax to an excise tax on gas and diesel fuel. I value input from constituents on this issue!” Rep. Sheets shared his idea on how to generate funds for the Road Use Tax Fund. “ At my last look, 60 percent of Iowans did not want a gas tax increase. We are supposed to be a representative government working for the people. The Iowa government has kicked this can down the road for a quarter century. The formula for disbursements from the road tax fund does not favor rural “Harvest to Market” roads. Urban areas benefit most. It is doubtful that that will change because rural Iowa is poorly represented in the Senate since the Senate is not regionally determined, but is proportional to population…making one of our branches redundant! If there is to be a road tax change, I would propose a “sales tax” on the wholesale fuel (before federal tax is applied) that provides exactly the same revenue at the date of enactment as the current tax provides. The funds would still be protected from misuse for other than road use. If inflation happens, the revenues go up. If prices go down, then taxes go down. What do you think the chances are for gas prices to go down in the long run?” “Today, when fuel prices go up, people drive less. So then in today’s structure, the gas tax revenues go down. With the plan I propose, the revenue to the State would stabilize with volatile road usage.” Eggs and Issues will start on Saturday, January 11th at 8:30 inside Smokey Row, on the west side of the square in Oskaloosa. This week will feature local issues with Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt, Mahaska County Supervisor Mike Vander Molen and Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter fielding questions from those in attendance. On January 25th, Rep. Guy Vander Linden, Rep. Larry Sheets and Sen. Ken Rozenboom will be on hand to answer questions from constituents. Eggs and Issues is every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, through March 22nd.

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Oskaloosa family inducted into USSA Hall Of Fame By Ken Allsup Contributing Writer Oskaloosa - Each town has its own story and history, and Oskaloosa is no different. From famous admirals to its own minor league baseball team, Oskaloosa and it’s residents have made their mark on history. A couple more of those people in Oskaloosa who have helped make their mark in history are the Warrick’s, Roy and his son Joe. These two were recently honored by their peers. Joe Warrick and his late father Roy were recently inducted into the United Suffolk Sheep Association Hall of Fame in Louisville, Kentucky. The USSA helps Suffolk sheep breeders document the lineage of their sheep in much the same way dogs have papers to identify lineage. Roy Warrick, father of Joe, was originally in the Hampshire sheep business. One day in 1947, a seller of Hampshire sheep visited the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds with a dozen Hampshire rams from England. He had brought them to auctioned them off. Roy and two others bought the high selling ram of the day for $800. Eventually, Roy bought out the other two to become the sole owner of Shapwood Beau Geste. “He really produced some really outstanding lambs for him,” Joe said of the ram, who’s name became the namesake of their farm. Their farm is still, to this day, called Beau Geste Farms. Roy was looking for another breed. “He thought about the Columbia breed, but after talking to Phillip Rock of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, he decided that Suffolk was the breed of the future because of their size, fast growth and lambing ease. Roy was a strong supporter of the Suffolk sheep business which was a little known breed at the time.” The Warrick’s first flock was Canadian Pacific Railway ewes. “That became the nucleus of our flock, and then he (Roy) got a ram from Phil called 118D. That ram then produced the Warrick’s own stud, ram 44F, and that ram was our main stud ram for 10 years,” said Joe. With the induction into the USSA Hall of Fame inaugural class, it speaks of the families prominence in the industry. “I know my father did a tremendous amount of promoting the business (Suffolk sheep)” Joe

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Just Sayin’ A couple of years ago I was sent to Chicago for a 3-week training course for the job I was employed at. Since any town bigger than Oskaloosa is intimidating to me, I spent the majority of my free time in my motel room watching TV. Although I’m not an Oprah diehard fan, I happened to be channel surfing when I stopped on a part of an episode where she was giving a tour of her dressing room. She had a post-it-note on the mirror of one of her favorite sayings. It simply states, “Please be responsible for the energy you bring into my space.” At first I didn’t really grasp that concept and blew it off. But then I got to thinking that it must be an important lesson if Oprah made that her focal point of her day. I continued watching the show as she went on to explain. That small piece of paper was intended to be a visual reminder to those who surrounded her that their actions and attitudes influenced others they encounter and to try to be positive. Boy, that was a wake up call! I started reflecting on my own life - The drama, the negativity, the bad attitude. Those qualities are so easy to fall in to. But to maintain a happy state of mind seems to require a more conscious effort that almost feels like work. As I was traveling down memory lane of some of my bad experiences, I realized the direct connection to the people I was associated with at the time. I admit I am the only one responsible for my own actions, but I was weak and easily influenced by those who were a part of my day-to-day routine. I can still be that way. And I’m not proud of that. So then I got to thinking about people in general that I know. There are a few individuals that seem to light up a room when they enter. They aren’t even close friends, just a rare group of citizens that exude


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by Ralphi Munson

such a positive energy that you can almost feel it. Others seem to gravitate towards those people in hopes of capturing their magic. Then there are the people who are just a constant, wonderful person that you know will always be nice and upbeat even though they may not stick out in a crowd. Next are the people that are the ones you can never predict. These are the ones I call ‘black or white.’ They are either happy or upset about something. I think I fall into that category. My sister used to tell me I needed to be grayer. I still struggle with that, but I’m trying. And finally you have the people that tend to be mostly negative. They can be condescending, grumpy, or downright rude. The bad news here is we can’t always control whom we are associated with. Inevitably we will have that family member who will make bad choices and will try to drag the rest down the wrong road. And then there’s the co-worker that makes your life miserable because they are always finding something bad in the job they have to do...or worse other co-workers. We’ve all had that teacher or coach who has squashed our self-esteem and made us feels inferior. And finally there are your ‘friends’. You know, the ones who stir up rumors or have to cut others down to make themselves look better. Unfortunately we are forced to be around people who can always find the negative side of things. And I continue to ask myself why they have to be that way. And why does that part of people seem to rub off on me more than their good side? I have adopted the attitude that every day is a new day and I start it off in a good mood. But it only takes one snide comment or disrespectful person to sway me the other way. So what do we do? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to point out to others that their words and actions are

Taintor Tom and Theresa Anderson enjoyed Christmas with Tom’s mother, Naomi DeHart at Kellogg. On Saturday, Jan. 4, Dot and Denny Zylstra attending the wrestling meet held at Lynnville Sully. Their grandson Camden competed. After the match, granddaughter Teryn went home with Dot and Denny to stay overnight with them. Christmas eve guests of Dwight and Joyce Beyer were Chantelle and family of Newton, Emily and family, and Mallory and family, both of Hannibal, Mo. Wanda Dunsbergen had her family for Christmas Eve. Included were Carma and Duane Simmons of Texas and granddaughter Leah and Dustin Headsterom of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lowell and Linda Goemaat cared for their great granddaughter Abbi Gomez. Birthday greetings to Bev Flander and Dot Zylstra on January 11 and to Donald VanWyk on January 13.

unacceptable? But we won’t do that in fear of appearing to be as much of a jerk as they are. Personally I would sincerely appreciate anyone doing this to me to help me in my quest to always be a better person. I have a long way to go. As hard as it may be, sometimes you just have to cut ties with certain people in order for you to go forward. This can be done gradually or it may take extreme measures. We were caught up in some serious drama that couldn’t be avoided before. After battling against rumors and control issues that others tried to inflict upon us, we finally decided to move away from the situation and start over. Some of our true friends told us we shouldn’t run from our problems. I told them we just wouldn’t play that game. After we moved here and settled into a wonderful life, those same friends called us and said they wish they had our guts because the same drama kept happening, just to other people now. I have also quit jobs to break free of adults who remind me of toddlers when they go on their temper tantrum tirades over menial issues that did not involve a life or death situation. And I realize that I have an impressionable personality so I choose to stay at home as much as I can so I’m not making a negative impact on friends, and they aren’t doing the same to me. Oh sure, I have some good friends that I socialize with from time to time. But the funny thing is some of my favorite people in the world, the ones that I look forward to a chance encounter with, are really just ordinary people who go about their business without a second thought as to how they still make other’s lives a little better by just knowing them. You won’t see me going out to lunch with Barb Boyle, Mary Sharp, Mitch Messerli, or Jack Kelderman, but I also know that when I do see these people (and many more like them),

I will be happy just because they are truly good people that will always make me smile. Do you all know Phyllis Clayworth? Who doesn’t love that bundle of great energy? She is always on the go doing things for others and is a great example of someone who lights up a room when she enters. But some of the best role models of being positive are the people who have so much to complain about, yet still find the bright spot in their day. For example: The parents of special needs children who continue to face obstacles yet never give up on making life the best it can be. The person or couple who work hard to buy their basic needs, yet make they make do what they have and find contentment and happiness in their simple world (I know some fairly rich people who will never be satisfied in their ever ending search for the best things money can buy). And I especially admire those who have lost loved ones, especially children, who can still manage to get out of bed every day and face the world with friendliness, even if it is a facade to cover their real feelings, in effort to not bring everyone else down with them. I have a feeling I have written about this subject before. If I have, I apologize if you found it repetitive. But I also feel this message bares repeating. So please be responsible for the energy you bring into my space, and I will be doing the same for you. We will slip up from time to time, but we must keep trying. Let’s make it our mission to spread positive attitudes to others. Let’s spend less time with the negative people who somehow seem to suck the life right out of us. Let’s focus on the good in life that we have instead of the things we think we want. A better world starts with you. Now go out there and be happy. It is contagious. Spread the love!

by Ada Kay Tom and Theresa Anderson attended the Christmas Eve party at the Heart of Worship Church. Carrol and Carolyn Bandstra attendee the baptism of their great grandson Jackson Yanders at Altoona on Sunday, January 5.

Christmas day guests of Grace Beyer were Hazel Hamilton, Rodney and Linda Hamilton and Dwight and Joyce Beyer. Enjoy your week. Stay warm and safe.

Taintor-Granville-Lynnville by Ada Kay On Wednesday, December 18, the Queen Esther Society of the Peoria Christian Reformed Church met together at the church for tea/ coffee and fellowship. They shared Christmas devotions and then had lunch at Monarch’s in Pella. Lois Klyn was among those going. Teryn and Jax Vanderbeek spent Thursday night and all day Friday with Dot and Denny Zylstra. On December 23, John and Lois Klyn were treated to supper at George’s in Pella by their children, Kathy and Verlan Arkema, Bonnie and Darrell Boot and Jon and Pam Klyn in honor of their anniversary. Lowell and Linda Goemaat joined their children and grandchildren at the home of Nick and Kristy Figland and family for Christmas and gift exchange. On Christmas Eve, Lyn Kinney hosted a supper and gift exchange at her home for Eric and Julie Jones and Luke, Reggie and Todd Kaldenberg, Casey and Zack, Victor Jones and Will Purscell. Paul Gertsma and Teresa Taylor of Missouri were Monday – Wednesday guests of David and Garnet Gertsma and family and John Andrew Gertsma. Bill and Sherry Folks of Branson wer in Cedar Falls to visit their daughter and family. Walter and Ethel Sylvester went to Cedar Falls on Friday to visit with them. Ehtle and Bill are brother and sister. On Christmas Eve, Dot and Denny Zylstra , their children, Matt and Heather Zylstra and family, and Kara and Joel VanderBeek and family for supper and gift exchange. On Christmas day, Dot and Denny Zylstra and Dave and Vonda Benson and Amanda had lunch with Denny’s mother, Joan Zylstra at Grinnell. Guests of Bernice Smith on December 29 for Christmas were her daughter, Beth and Ron Haug of Pleasant Hill, granddaughter and great grandson, Jessica Toohy and TJ of Texas. John and Lois Klyn and their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered on December 21 at the home of Verlan and Kathy Arkema for their Christmas with all thirty-three family members attending. December 26 guests of Lyn Kinney of Lynnville were Judy Morehouse of Knoxville and Margie Broeffle

of Newton for lunch and a gift exchange. Wilbur and Fontelle Terpstra hosted Christmas at their home for their children, Mike and family, Tom and family, and Stephanie and family. An exchange student form Korea also attended. A brunch and gift exchange was enjoyed by all. On Christmas Day, John and Lois Klyn, Marvin Klyn, Sid and Mary

Klyn, Pam Klyn, and Betty Klyn joined Sylvia Langstraat at her home for dinner. On Christmas Day evening, John and Lois Klyn and John’s siblings and all of their family enjoyed a Christmas party together held at the Pella Legion Hall. Enjoy your week.

EBF Lunch & Breakfast Thursday, January 16 Breakfast: Sausage patty, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Corndogs, Sweet potato fries, Peas, Mand oranges and Butter sandwich Friday, January 17 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Cheese, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Cooks Choice Monday, January 20 Breakfast: Breakfast wrap, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Spanish Rice, Mixed vegetable, Apple wedge and Bread stick Tuesday, January 21 Breakfast: Oatmeal, Toast, P.B. cup, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Walking taco, Corn, Tomatoes, Citrus cup and Butter sand Wednesday, January 22 Breakfast: Pancake on stick, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Rib patty on Bun, Cooked carrots, French fries and Grapes Thursday, January 23 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Crispito with cheese, Romaine lettuce, Green beans, Orange wedge and P.B. sandwich (k-3) Friday, January 24 Breakfast: Egg, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Sloppy joe on Bun, Refried beans, Sun chips, Pickle spears and Pears Monday, January 27 Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Hot dog on Bun, Baked beans, French fries and Peaches Tuesday, January 28 Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk

Lunch: Smokies, Mac & cheese, Peas, Pears and Soft pretzel Wednesday, January 29 Breakfast: Egg, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Hamburger on Bun, Sweet potato fries, Green beans and Pineapple Thursday, January 30 Breakfast: Rice, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Chicken patty on Bun, Rice vegetable casserole, Steamed broccoli and Apricots Friday, January 31 Breakfast: Sausage patty, Toast, Fruit, Juice and Milk Lunch: Super Nachos, Corn, Pepper strips, Applesauce and P.B. sandwich

EBF Calendar Thursday, January 16, 2014 4:15pm BBB-JH @ Davis County 4:15pm GBB-JH vs Davis County 4:45pm G/BBB-9th & G-JV @ Fairfield 5:30pm WR-JV/V @ New London Friday, January 17, 2014 5:00pm G/BBB-9/JV/V vs Davis County 5:30pm WR-JV @ Centerville Saturday, January 18, 2014 9:00am WR-V @ Wayne 10:15am GBB-9th @ Creston Monday, January 20, 2014 4:15pm WR-JH @ Chariton 6:00pm BBB-9/10 & V vs Mt Pleasant 6:00pm Sch Brd Mtg Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:30pm Family Reading Night @ Fremont Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:15pm BBB-JH vs Clarke 4:15pm GBB-JH @ Clarke 5:30pm WR-JV/V @ Knoxville

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School Calendar

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North Mahaska Events

December 23 - January 3 ~ No School. Christmas Break. January 3 ~ 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs Iowa Valley (H) January 6 ~ 6pm F/S Basketball @ Montezuma January 7 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball @ Pella Christian and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs English Valley (H) January 9 ~ 4pm JH Wrestling @ HLV and 6pm F/S Basketball @ Engllish Valley January 10 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball vs Tri-County (H) and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball vs Keota (H) January 13 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball @ Montezuma, JH Girls Basketball vs Montezuma (H) and JH Wrestling @ Lynnville-Sully January 14 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball vs BGM (H) and 4:15pm JH Girls Basketball vs BGM (H)

January 16 ~ 4:15pm 8th Grade Girls/Boys Basketball vs HLV (H) and 6pm Varsity Wrestling @ Sigourney vs Sigourney/ Iowa Valley January 17 ~ 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball @ Montezuma January 18 ~ 9am JH Boys Basketball @ Lynnville-Sully and 9am JH Girls Basketball vs Lynnville - Sully (H) January 20 ~ Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day. 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball vs Twin Cedars (H), 4:15pm JH Girls Basketball @ Twin Cedars and 6pm Girls/ Boys Basketball @ Tri-County January 21 ~ 4:15pm JH Girls Basketball vs Belle Plaine (H), 4:15pm JH Wrestling and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball @ Belle Plaine January 23 ~ 4:15pm JH Boys Basketball vs Sigourney (H) January 24 ~ 6pm F/S Basketball @ BGM and 6pm Girls/Boys Basketball @ BGM (Quads)

North Mahaska Lunch Thursday, January 16, 2014 B: Sausage Patty, Toast, Pears, Milk L: Chicken Sandwich on Whole Grain Bun, Sweet Potato Wedges, Sliced Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Strawberries, Pineapple, Milk Friday, January 17, 2014 B: Omelet, Toast, Pineapple Juice, Milk L: Breaded Beef Patty on Whole Grain Bun, Baked Onion Rings, 3 Bean Salad, Peas, Fruit Cocktail, Apple Salad, Milk Monday, January 20, 2014 B: Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk L: Crispitos/Cheese Sauce, Seasoned Corn, Salsa, Chili Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Pears, Apple, Milk Tuesday, January 21, 2014 B: Pancakes, Pears, Milk L: HS - Orange Chicken: Elem - Popcorn Chicken: Hash Brown, Cucumber/Ranch, Lettuce/Apple/ Raisin Salad, Banana, Peaches, Milk Wednesday, January 22, 2014 B: Egg Patty, Toast, Peaches, Milk L: Sloppy Joe on Whole Grain Bun, Tri-Tator, Seasoned Carrots,

Tomato/Cucumber Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Thursday, January 23, 2014 B: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Cocktail, Milk L: Beef/Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Green Beans, Marinated Veggie Salad, Hot Roll, Orange/Pineapple Juice, Applesauce, Milk Friday, January 24, 2014 B: Sausage Patty, Toast, Applesauce, Milk L: Hot Dog, Sweet Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Sauerkraut, Baby Carrots/Ranch, Raisins, Pineapple, Milk Monday, January 27, 2014 No School Tuesday, January 28, 2014 B: Breakfast Cookie, Orange Juice, Milk L: Pizza Quesadilla, Red Lettuce/ Romaine w/Ranch, Seasoned Corn, Banana, Fruit Salad, Milk Wednesday, January 29, 2014 B: French Toast, Banana, Milk L: Cheesy Potatoes/Ham, Broccoli Salad, Mixed Veggies, Biscuits, Cherries, Pineapple, Milk

Senior Meal Site NEW SHARON SENIOR CENTER 641.637.4550. FOR MEAL RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL THE MEAL SITE THE DAY BEFORE. This meal is offered on a contribution basis for persons 60 years of age and over and their spouse of any age. Please contribute what you can to allow us to continue to serve you. Participants under 60 years of age must pay full cost of the meal as posted at the meal site. Responsibility for compliance with any dietary restrictions rest with the participant. Menus subject to change upon approval of Licensed Dietician. Milk, Whole Wheat and Whole Grain Bread/Muffins, and Margarine are offered with all meals. This menu provides a general balanced diet that meets the RDA’s/ RIA’s for adults. In addition, Frozen or Shelf Stable meals can be provided for evenings, weekends and holidays, etc. on a contribution basis as stated above. NOTE: menus are subject to change, be sure to check with your local Senior Center/Meal Site for

menu changes and reservations one day in advance. Friday, January 17: Potato Crusted Fish Fillet, Sour Cream Mashed Potato, Spinach Strawberry Salad and Apricot Halves Monday, January 21: Pork Cutlets, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Ambrosia Salad and Vegetable Juice Tuesday, January 22: Baked Chicken, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Brussels Sprout with Cheese and Banana & Peach Cup Friday, January 24: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Broccoli Caul Raisin Salad and Plums Monday, January 28: Glazed Ham Ball, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Steamed Cabbage and Rosy Applesauce Tuesday, January 29: Roast Beef, Mashed Potato, Gravy, Spinach, Vinegar and Orange Whip Friday, January 31: Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Strawberry & Banana and Chocolate Chip Bar

Tales of the Ancient Sportsman by Burdell Hensley

By Burdell Hensley After a frigid start, the week turned into a very normal week with several basketball games to cover, trips to plan for this coming year and things to get done for the Ancient-ess. By Sunday I was even beginning to get the itch for golf. I may get in my January round of golf yet if the snow melts. For the past two years I have played at least once each month of the year, but I may have some problems getting in the January round this year. I did realize Saturday afternoon that I had a drug problem. The Ancient-ess drug me to Kohl’s and Mennard’s in Ottumwa for some things she needed. Neither place is on my list of favorite places to go. She needed to get a shower gift for a bride that is registered at Kohl’s, so I did my duty and walked slowly through the store with her as she examined every item on the girl’s list. She finally selected a gift, but when we got to the checkout counter she found it had already been covered. I was finished, so I went to the car while she finished. At Mennard’s she was looking for a new kitchen sink. The old one had been fixed so many times that we were fixing the fixes. I smell another room make over coming on. She gets those urges about every three or four years and we are closing in on that. My solution for that is to get out of her way and let her spend her money. I didn’t need to be drug to the next two stops. The first order of business was supper at Bubba Q’s. I can handle that stop quite well. In fact since we are both old folks, we just order a three meat platter and split it. There is no way either of us can eat a complete order.

The final stop was out to see the grandkids. Lil’ Bea was excited to see us and had to show us her bed/ playhouse combination that her daddy had built for her. It is neat and Rob and Alysia did a great job. Thank goodness, he didn’t inherit my building skills. The 14-year old twins were into the football playoffs and itching for baseball season to get here. I was saddened by the losses that both Iowa State teams suffered Saturday. Being a diehard Hawk fan, I didn’t grieve too long but those folks represent Iowa as well. I did feel bad for Bill Fennelley. I remember Bill quite well when he was assistant to Bob Spencer at Penn and he was also the head softball coach at Penn. In my opinion, Bill is to ISU women’s basketball what Johnny Orr was to the men’s program. I certainly enjoyed the Hawkeye win at Ohio State Sunday. That is a huge win and badly needed after the fiasco at Wisconsin. I think I am going to have to find a drug to calm me down while watching the Hawks. I get upset when Woodbury does a Les Jepson impersonation. At least I didn’t disturb the Ancient-ess. She slept through the game. The Keota boys are leading the South Iowa Cedar League and they got a nice assist from Montezuma last week. The Braves pulled off the slow down game and upset BGM 31-30. It is a long ways to the finish line and it appears to me that you better be ready to play every night in the SICL. There are five or six teams that can knock someone off on any given night. The SICL girl’s race appears to be a two team horse race between Iowa Valley and Lynnville-Sully.

Parson to Person: by Rev. Kevin Glesener

Each team has one loss while English Valleys and BGM each have three losses. The big news in area girls basketball was Albia’s upset of ranked Eddyville-BlakesburgFremont Friday night. I’m sure many of my readers remember the excitement created by the county tournaments. When I was in school winning the county tourney was nearly as big as winning the district tournament. I think Griswold won the Cass County tourney in 1953 when John Sproule hit a last second shot. But after that I believe Wiota won it every year. In my research this past week I found that the Keokuk County tourney was being held in 1939 and I was amazed at the number of teams in the tourney. The first round games were reported this week. Next week I will find out who won it, but I think Martinsburg was the favorite. Another event that you need to be aware of happens in early February and that is the Fremont Community play. Bill Ward and his legendary cast of characters have produced a classic production each year for over 25 years and it is definitely worth your time to go see. I will have more on this year’s production as the time approaches. It is time again to look at what happened in our yesterdays. 100 years ago: Jan 17, 1914Oskaloosa whipped Washington 45-16. Larimore led Osky with 14 points while Oldham chipped in with 13 and Utterback scored 12. Eislcamp led Washington with six points. 75 years ago: Jan 14, 1939- The New Sharon girls beat Lacey 4032 to remain in first place in the Chiquaqua Valley league. Genevive Leydens poured in 18 points for NS while Letha DeWitt scored 16 for Lacey. Jan. 14- The Cedar boys

upset Fremont 29-23 to move into a tie with the Wildcats for first place in the league. Tucker led Cedar with 12 points and Wolfe led Fremont with eight. Jan. 19- Martinsburg nipped South English 16-14 in the Keokuk County tourney. A basket by Hutton with 15 seconds left proved to be the winner. Also in the tourney, Sigourney beat Thornburg 26-14. Kleinschmidt led the Savages with eight points while Korf and Standfield each scored six. Boyd White led Thornburg with six. 50 years ago: Jan. 14, 1964Eddyville and Pekin girls win in Blackhawk Conference tourney. Eddyville bumped Cardinal 6047 as Mary Ann Colvin scored 29 points. Pekin used 26 points by Susie Myers and 14 by Karolyn Greeson to down Central 62-51. Jan. 15- North Mahaska sweeps Monte. The girls rolled to a 53-35 win with Arlene Glendening scoring 34 points. The boys blasted the Braves 80-37 as Bob Knoot scored 17 points while Art Rice added 12 and Monte Upton scored 11. Jan. 16- 16 points by Gordon Watkins led Eddyville to a 47-36 win over Pekin in the Blackhawk tourney. Jim Collette led Pekin with 13 points. Jan. 17- The Pekin girls upset Harmony 40-39 and Eddyville fell to Van Buren 7057 in the Blackhawk tourney. 25 years ago: Jan. 14, 1989- The Tri-County girls belted BGM 69-50 as Stephani Bos scored 32 points and Vickie Freeze added 23. Jan. 14The North Mahaska boys crushed Monroe 74-50 as John Knoot led the way with 21 points while Shawn LaRue scored 17 and Lance Dahm chipped in with 11 points. Have a great week and remember that life is like a bath. The longer you are in it the more wrinkled you get.

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa announces navigator enrollment event Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) is hosting an enrollment event to provide assistance to individuals enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace, open through March 31. VNS of Iowa is one of three organizations in Iowa to receive a federal grant to connect Iowans with one-on-one assistance via trained and licensed “navigators”. Appointments are strongly encouraged and made by calling 515-288-1516. Walk-ins accepted; however, due to high demand, walkins will likely be rescheduled for a later date. Thursday, Jan. 30 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oskaloosa Public Library 301 South Market Street Navigators estimate the enrollment process to take about one hour, provided individuals bring all necessary documentation: · Social Security Number(s) (or document numbers for legal immigrants) · Birth date(s) · Employer and income information for every member of household needing coverage (pay stubs or W-2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements) · Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering household members of your household (if applicable) · Information about any health insurance available from employer(s) (if applicable) There are three ways to apply for insurance through the new marketplace: 1) By calling 1-800-318-2596 2) Online at 3) Via a paper application 4) With assistance from either a Certified Application Counselor

(CAC) or a navigator. Navigators are ideal for individuals who need the most assistance identifying a plan that best meets their needs. HCI Care Services, a partner of VNS of Iowa has been designated as a CAC. “About half of the state’s uninsured reside in VNS of Iowa’s 38-county service area,” said Norene Mostkoff, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa. “It’s our goal to get these individuals access to quality health care services.”

Pennies for Pajamas and Books

Fremont Elementary School families are encouraged to participate in a service project the students are undertaking this year. They plan to donate pajamas and books to several local crisis centers and need the help of families and friends. In December, the school accepted donations of new pajamas for children. Now students are working on a penny/change drive, “Pennies, Pennies, Pennies”. The money collected will be used to purchase books from the book fair in February. Please talk to the students and help them decide how they could help. It might be doing odd jobs for a little money, collecting cans, or asking relatives to donate. It is important the students are involved in the process.

The Sun Church News

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Country Girl’s Corner So what’s been going on at our house this past month or so? Let’s see. The last part of November, Loren and I decided at the same time that his old pickup had seen better days—it needed a lot of repair and just wasn’t useful anymore. About this time, Loren spotted a nice pickup for sale—just down the road. It was a few years newer than his old one and for a good price. We snapped it up and he sold the old truck to our local mechanic. We were pretty happy as we looked the “new” truck over—it was a clean 4 x 4 with good big tires, dual wheels on the back, a heavy duty 3500 Silverado in a deep red color. The next week, he brought home a load of wood and told me blissfully, “It drives even better loaded—smooth!” Everyone was happy for him when I posted a photo of him and the new red truck online. Also during this time, I had several book signings—one in Grinnell, two in Oskaloosa, and another one in Bussey. I saw people I hadn’t seen in years—book signings are always a joy—whether too many come in or not. The one at the Book Vault in Oskaloosa was pretty fun—they let me set up in a good place in the store, I played Christmas music on my dulcimer, and truly enjoyed chatting with the folks who stopped by my table. I had also had a signing that morning at the library, where I had my first job many years ago. How gratifying to see an old friend I hadn’t seen for years come in to chat and buy a book. Then the Ancient Sportsman and his very own Ancient-ess came into the Book Vault that afternoon. More hugs! Thanks so much, everyone, who made each one of these events so special. The dulcimer girls were slated to do a Christmas concert at the Bussey Library and we had been busily practicing—I was so excited as we hadn’t played out this whole year— but at the last minute two of the girls had to cancel, leaving just me and my good friend who came down anyway. Thanks to her husband for driving her on the cold day. Also my sweet neighbor went along with me, so we had a nice time anyway. Several came into listen to us play and I did sell a couple of books. I am grateful for each one that purchases a book and pray that this story will be a blessing of Christ to those who read it. I also had a book signing one night at the Nelson Pioneer Farm’s first ever Old-Time Country Christmas that they held on December 12-14. I had taken a box of books down the week before so Loren and I went down that Friday evening to sit at my table. They served supper and had Christmas music planned throughout the evening. I played a couple of songs on my dulcimer, but by that time the crowd was thinning out. It was dark and cold out and people were ready to go home. This was quite an event as the cabin, the Nelson home, and several other buildings were staffed by volunteers

and some of their family members. We had been asked to play in the Friends Church—something I was looking forward to, but when it became much too cold, we wound up on the stage at Bradbury Hall. (Why do I always call it Bradford Hall??) Still, it was an impressive idea which I hope really takes off in the coming years. Another fun thing which came up unexpectedly that same week was when our brother and sister, Bob and Sherry from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, pulled their camper onto Gaylor and Dorothy’s country home. Having spent several weeks over Thanksgiving with son Ken and family in North Carolina, Bob and Sherry were in Iowa for a few days to visit the rest of us, so we made use of that time by meeting for lunch at the Monarch in Pella on Wednesday and having the whole bunch up for an early Christmas Breakfast that Friday. That made four of the Carter Boys—Lawrence and Loren, Bob and Gaylor and their wives, Norma, me, Sherry and Dorothy. I hoped I could pull all this together as I am kind of out of practice cooking for a larger group. I talked with our daughter the evening before who has a raft of cooking experience (cooking for several camps), and she suggested, “Mom, do as much as you can tonight, then you won’t have so much to do in the morning.” That sounded like wise advice, so I spent the next two hours completely setting the table, laying out the bacon on a cookie sheet for the oven, mixing and cutting out two dozen biscuits, thawing out the meat, preparing a pitcher of scrambled eggs—all of which went into the refrigerator overnight. The next morning all I had to do was begin to cook and our breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs and bacon, vanilla coffee, large sweet grapes, and a juicy Clementine at each place was all ready promptly at 8:30 am. Everyone enjoyed themselves as we ate until we were comfortably full and visited and hugged. We even had a family prayer time together and you can tell that these folks are in the habit of praying. We have great brothers and sisters and deeply cherish each moment we can spend together. The only ones missing were Larry and Beth who were safely home in Maryland. I posted some photos online and boy, the folks that chimed in! That means of communication can be a real blessing to family and friends far away. In between all this, I had some feeling not-so-good days during those weeks, so was very behind in putting together a few scrapbook calendars this year. I had appointments, a Bible study to lead, errands, etc, until finally, on Friday, December 20—talk about the last minute—I was able to pull them together. When I wore out about 5 pm, I figured I could finish ours later. I was thankful for creative

Barnes City News by Mollie Loving

Congratulations to the North Mahaska varsity girls’ basketball team on their 50 – 40 win over Iowa Valley on Friday, Jan. 3. On that day Iowa Valley had a record of 7 – 0 and were ranked 11th in Class 2A. It was a great win! I hope everyone made it through

THANK YOU This has been a long time coming, seven months in fact but we have a very heart warming thank you to our neighbors and friends in New Sharon and especially Lacey. And to the first responders for the treatment and care after Jack’s accident. Many thanks go out to everyone for the cards, meals and prayers everyone has given to the Newport family. Hopefully before long we’ll be up and walking again to thank you all in person.

Sincerely, The Jack Newport Family

the cold weather last week with no major problems. Keeping outside animals supplied with water when it’s that cold is a never-ending job. There was no school at North Mahaska on Jan. 6 due to the extremely cold temperatures. School was held on Jan. 7, but with a two-hour delay. Happy Birthday to Ned Schultz, his special day was Jan. 9. One day last week Bruce, Brian and I went to Des Moines to do some shopping. We ate lunch at Chicago Speakeasy. Their salad bar is awesome! My whole meal could be eating items just from their salad bar. But that day, I also had their hot beef sandwich. The Barnes City scrap bookers and card makers got together last Saturday at Jen Henry’s house. The fire department will have their monthly training on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station. The post office will be closed on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. District Large Group Speech Contest will be held on Jan. 25 at Pella High School. We are halfway through January already. Spring keeps getting closer.

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My teacup gene swam to the surface again (it’s never too far away) as I saw an adorable little cup and saucer adorned with butterflies, flowers, and perfect! a dragonfly! We capped off our day by eating lunch at our favorite restaurant, Cucina Italiana or Bravo’s. Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and fabulous service. So I believe that pretty well takes us up to the present time. As I write this on December 30, it is snowing outside with more predicted for the next two days. I just want to sit inside our cozy little 1892 house and do some of the things I put off

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NEW SHARON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING January 2, 2014 The New Sharon City Council met in regular session at City Hall, Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Dustin Hite presiding and the following members answering roll call: Kenneth Ward, Jenell Steel, and Jeff Foster present. Larry Applegate arrived later. Others in attendance were Lisa Munn, Kevin Lamberson, and Steven Gerard. Roll Call answered by: Ayes: Ward, Foster,and Steel; Absent: Keri Lamberson and also Larry Applegate arrived later during the meeting. It was moved by Ward and seconded by Foster to approve the following consent agenda items: 1. 12/18/13 minutes 2. 1/02/14 Agenda 3. Pending Bills for January 2,2014 AYES: Ward, Foster, Steel; NAYS: None; ABSTENTIONS: None Swearing in of Fire Chief: Steven Gerard was sworn in as fire chief for 2014 by Mayor Hite. Public Comments: None Requests from the Community: None Public Hearings: None Resolutions/Motions: A. Motion was made by Foster and seconded by Steel to allow Jim Hargis and the republican caucus to use the city park building free of charge. AYES: Steel, Ward, Foster; NAYES: None; ABSTENTIONS: None. B. Motion was made by Foster and Seconded by Ward to approve resolution 010214A listing New Sharon Sun and Oskaloosa Herald as official newspapers for 2014. AYES: Ward, Steel ,Foster; NAYES: None; ABSTENTIONS: None. C. Motion was made by Steel and seconded by Foster to approve resolution 010214B approving Steven Gerard as Fire chief for 2014. AYES: Ward, Foster, Steel; NAYES: None; ABSTENTIONS: None. D. Motion was made by Foster and seconded by Steel to approve resolution 010214C naming Misty White as the city attorney for 2014. AYES: Steel, Foster, Ward; NAYES: None; ABSTENTIONS: None E. Motion made by Foster and seconded by Ward to give Kevin Lamberson permission to spend up to $1000.00 on rifle. AYES: Applegate, Ward, Steel, Foster; NAYES: None; ABSTENTIONS: None. Ordinances: None. Department Reports: a. Water Report b. Sewer Report c. Street Report d. Police Report e. Cemetary Report f. City Clerk Report - Budget workshop date set for January 15th after regular meeting g. City Attorney Report h. Fire Department Report 10. Departmental Requests: 11. City council Information 12. Mayor Information: Adjournment: There being no further business to discuss, it was moved by Foster and seconded by Steel to adjourn at 6:43 p.m. All in favor, whereupon the Mayor declared said motion approved. Lisa Munn, City Clerk Dustin D. Hite, Mayor As published in The Sun on January 16, 2014

CITY OF FREMONT, IOWA Meeting Minutes January 6, 2014 The Fremont City Council met in regular session Monday January 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Pro-Tempore John VanZante presiding. Council members present were John VanZante, Max Marlin, Terrie McElroy, and Gabby Evans. Council member James Howrey and Mayor Edd Elder were absent. Guest present: Taiylor Morgan and Samantha Wright. Evans moved to approve the consent agenda consisting of the Treasurer’s Report, Clerk’s Report, and Minutes of meetings from December 2, 2013 with one adjustment to the minutes regarding semi-parking. Marlin asked that the wording on the last sentence be changed to: There can not be any truck parking where there is no driveway material or over the storm sewer.” Community Center report and Claims list, seconded by Marlin. Ayes, VanZante, Marlin, Evans, McElroy. Marlin asked the City Clerk to check with Oskaloosa library regarding how much they charge per person. Marlin made a motion, Evans seconded to approve a building permit for Aschenbrenner Trucking. Ayes; VanZante, Marlin, McElroy, Evans. Marlin made a motion to approve the Mahaska County Sheriffs Department 28E agreement for 2014. McElroy seconded. Ayes: Evans, McElroy, VanZante, Marlin. Evans made a motion to approve Resolution # 503 that designated The Fremont-What Cheer Vine as the official publication for the City of Fremont, Iowa for the year 2014. Marlin seconded. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Marlin, VanZante, McElroy, Evans. Nays: none Absent: Howrey. McElroy made a motion to approve Resolution # 504 that designated Bank Iowa as the depository of funds for the City of Fremont, Iowa for the year 2014. Marlin seconded. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Marlin, VanZante, Evans, McElroy. Nays; none. Absent: Howrey. Evans made a motion to approve Resolution # 505 that the mileage reimbursement rate for the City of Fremont, Iowa is set at .56 cents per mile for 2014. McElroy seconded. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Marlin, VanZante, McElroy, Evans. Nays: none. Absent: Howrey. Evans made a motion to approve Resolution # 506 a resolution setting additional wage. The Internal Revenue Service has implemented changes to employers who offer health insurance reimbursements to employees. Reimbursements must now be considered taxable wages to the employee. The current yearly amount of 4680.00 shall be paid as taxable wages and begins with the first payroll check of 2014. This will be paid each week at 90.00 a week for 52 weeks. McElroy seconded. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Evans, VanZante, McElroy. Nays: Marlin. Absent: Howrey. Council reviewed the contract from Area 15 Regional Planning Commission for technical assistance in updating the City Code book. City Clerk asked the council if they would be interested in assisting her with the city budget. City Clerk will contact council later with more information. Marlin motioned to adjourn, seconded by Evans. Ayes: Evans, McElroy, VanZante, Marlin. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m. Attest: Nancy Reed, City Clerk CITY OF FREMONT, IOWA CLAIMS JANUARY 7, 2014 Dec-1 Bruce Caves, Payroll $4,790.51 Nancy Reed, Payroll $2,065.00 Beyond the Conviction, Refund mowing charge $93.00 Bill Loyd, Labor $37.50 Alliant Energy, Electricity $1,202.70 Area XV Housing, Inspections $230.00 Arnold Motor Supply, Supplies $76.62 Bruce Caves, Reimburse for Cell Phone $240.00 Bruce Caves, Reimburse for Health Insurance $360.00 Bruce Caves, Reimburse for clothes Boots/Hoodie/Coat $186.09 Bruce Caves, Reimburse for back hoe tire $42.79 Buds Tree Service, Tree removel $1,300.00 Caseys, Gas $226.07 Certified Pest Control, Pest Control $39.00 City of Fremont, Reimburse Petty Cash $26.33 City of Fremont, Petty Cash $24.67 City of Oskaloosa, Library Fees 2013/2014 $1,843.00 Data Technologies, Summit licence/support fee $1,941.30 Edd Elder, Council pay $360.17 EBF School, Local Option Sales Distribution $526.60 Heslinga Law Office, Invoice $210.00 Ipers, Retirement $1,020.10 IMFOA, Membership/Clerknet $40.00 IRS , Federal Deposit $1,758.81 James Howrey, Council pay $83.12 John VanZante, Council pay $83.12 Keystone, Labs $175.00 Mahaska Rural Water, Water Bill $20.00 Mahaska Rural Water, Local Option Sales Distribution $2,369.70 Max Marlin, Council pay $83.12 Michelle Rupprecht, Council pay $69.27 Mid-America Publishing, Legals $68.48 Mid-American, Gas $146.50 Office Center, Supplies $81.46 Postmaster, Stamps $46.00 Secretary of State, Notary Renewal $30.00 Visu-Sewer, Pay Est 1 Grouting/sealing $33,309.50 Visu-Sewer, Pay Est 2 Grouting/sealing $47,242.50 Windstream, Telephone/Internet $198.78 Yovonne Evans, Council pay $69.27 As published in The Sun on January 16, 2014

Public Notice New Sharon City Council

Public Hearing Milestones Area Agency on Aging There will be a Public Hearing on an amendment to the FY 2014-2015 Area Plan at 11 a.m. on Thursday February 20, 2014, at the Milestones Area Agency on Aging office, located at 117 N Cooper Suite 2, Ottumwa Iowa. This hearing is to provide information on adding Option Counseling as a direct service in Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello, and Wayne Counties. Toll-free telephone access will be available by calling 1-855-410MAAA (6222) for instructions or for other questions. As published in The Sun on January 16, 2014

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stickers and stamps to fill out the pages around the photos, and hope the recipients will be blessed this coming year. Also in that same week, two friends and I took a day to visit Terrace Hill in Des Moines which was all decorated for Christmas. These girls had never been there, so it was a real treat to see how impressed they were with our beautiful Governor’s Mansion. Just like my first impression, they also were bowled over by the marvelous use of our native Iowa woods in the gorgeous woodwork throughout the stately home. We took in the Carriage House Gift Shop and although small, it featured quite a few neat items some of which we couldn’t resist.


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EBF grapplers have strong performances last week The Eddyville-Blakesburg wrestling to cruised to a 60-12 dual meet victory over Tri-County/ Montezuma on January 7. The Rockets collected four falls on the evening as Tyler Foubert (170 pounds,) Bryce Wursta (182 pounds,) and Hunter Johnston (220 pounds,) all earned the nearfalls. The Rockets also earned forfeit wins from Bret Wursta (160), Dillon Pigsley (195), Luke Welch (285), Jeren Glosser (138) Blake Marolf (145), and Tucker Black (152). The final wins of the evening came from Tanner Rea at 106 pounds, who earned a 6-3 win over Kale Latcham and Cody Brown at 132 pounds, who earned a 5-2 win over TCM’s Zach Kitzman. 160: Bret Wursta, EDBL, forf. 170: Tyler Foubert, EDBL, pinned Jacob Weber, TCM, 1:42. 182: Bryce Wursta, EDBL, pinned Logan VeVerka, TCM, 5:03. 195: Dillon Pigsley, EDBL, forf. 220: Hunter Johnston, EDBL, pinned Hunter Foubert, TCM, 1:05. 285: Luke Welch, EDBL, forf. 106: Anthony (Tanner) Rea, EDBL, dec. Kale Latcham, TCM, 6-3. 113: double forfeit. 120: Tyler Meyer, TCM, pinned Adam Proctor, EDBL, 5:44. 126: Benjamin Edmundson, TCM, forf. 132: Cody Brown, EDBL, dec. Zach Kitzman, TCM, 5-2. 138: Jeren Glosser, EDBL,

forf. 145: Blake Marolf, EDBL, forf. 152: Tucker Black, EDBL, forf.

Rockets soar at Bobcat Invitational The Rockets wrestled last Saturday, Jan. 7 in the Bobcat `Jerry Eckenrod` Invitational at Benton CHS, Van Horne. EddyvilleBlakesburg-Fremont wrestlers were strong competitors at this 38th annual event. They faced off with athletes from programs including: Anamosa, Belle Plaine, Benton, Cedar Rapids Jefferson (JV), Cedar Rapids, Washington, Centerville, Davenport Assumption, Don Bosco, Fort Dodge, Independence, Maquoketa, North Linn, Union, Vinton-Shellsburg, West Delaware, Waterloo West and Williamsburg. Individual Results 113 - Adam Proctor (13-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jon Hellman (LaPorte City, Union) 13-7 won by major decision over Adam Proctor (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 13-8 (MD 10-0). Cons. Round 1 - Adam Proctor (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 13-8 received a bye. Cons. Round 2 - Jeremy Schmitz (Don Bosco) 14-9 won by fall

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Rocket seniors (left to right): Dillon Pigsley, Chance Wursta, Cory Archer, Tyler Foubert and Tucker Black. (Photo submitted) over Adam Proctor (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 13-8 (Fall 1:17). 132 - Cody Brown (19-7) placed 7th and scored 6.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Cody Brown (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 19-7 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Connor Wickman (West Delaware) 13-8 won by major decision over Cody Brown (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 19-7 (MD 18-7). Cons. Round 2 - Cody Brown (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 19-7 received a bye. Cons. Semi - Michael Moncivais (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 5-6 won by fall over Cody Brown (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 19-7 (Fall 1:54). 7th Place Match - Cody Brown (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 19-7 won by fall over Garrett Werner (Benton Community) 7-19 (Fall 0:35). 138 - Jeren Glosser (28-1) placed 2nd and scored 22.50 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jeren Glosser (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 28-1 won by fall over Treye Rinehart (Centerville) 6-8 (Fall 0:56). Quarterfinal - Jeren Glosser (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 28-1 won by tech fall over Beau Vaske (West Delaware) 14-9 (TF1.5 3:57 (15-0)). Semifinal - Jeren Glosser (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 28-1 won by major decision over Chris Paulsen (Don Bosco) 19-9 (MD 14-3). 1st Place Match - Max Thomsen (LaPorte City, Union) 20-0 won by decision over Jeren Glosser (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 28-1 (Dec 5-0). 145 - Blake Marolf (21-2) placed 4th and scored 17.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Blake Marolf (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 21-2 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Blake Marolf (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 21-2 won by fall over Tavian Rashed (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 14-8

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(Fall 3:12). Semifinal - Tristen Finch (Davenport Assumption) 22-3 won by decision over Blake Marolf (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 21-2 (Dec 6-1). 3rd Place Match - Trevor McLaughlin (LaPorte City, Union) 18-2 won by fall over Blake Marolf (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 21-2 (Fall 4:38). 152 - Tucker Black (22-3) placed 2nd and scored 23.50 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tucker Black (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 22-3 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Tucker Black (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 22-3 won by tech fall over Noah Dahl (Waterloo West) 18-10 (TF-1.5 3:39 (19-2)). Semifinal - Tucker Black (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 22-3 won by fall over Micheal Neal (Vinton Shellsburg) 20-4 (Fall 4:50). st Place Match - Danny Bush (Davenport Assumption) 27-0 won by decision over Tucker Black (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 22-3 (Dec 1-0). 160 - Tyler Foubert (24-2) placed 2nd and scored 23.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Foubert (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 24-2 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Tyler Foubert (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 24-2 won by fall over Trace Timmons (Davenport Assumption) 1810 (Fall 1:39). Semifinal - Tyler Foubert (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 24-2 won by major decision over Nick Holt (Independence) 16-8 (MD 17-8). 1st Place Match Jake Voss (West Delaware) 22-2 won by major decision over Tyler Foubert (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 24-2 (MD 12-4). 170 - Bret Wursta (11-9) placed 8th and scored 5.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Bret Wursta (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 11-9 received a

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decision over Dillon Pigsley (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 19-4 (Dec 6-3). 195 - Hunter Johnston (21-8) placed 4th and scored 15.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Johnston (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 21-8 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Hunter Johnston (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 21-8 won by decision over Jace Hadachek (LaPorte City, Union) 17-4 (Dec 5-2). Semifinal - Marcus Harrington (Waterloo West) 28-0 won by fall over Hunter Johnston (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 21-8 (Fall 0:44). 3rd Place Match - Matt McMillan (Independence) 17-9 won in tie breaker - 1 over Hunter Johnston (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 21-8 (TB-1 2-1). 220 - Jayce Riley (13-12) placed 8th and scored 6.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jayce Riley (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 13-12 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Zach Adrian (Davenport Assumption) 16-2 won by fall over Jayce Riley (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 13-12 (Fall 4:39). Cons. Round 2 - Jayce Riley (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 13-12 won by fall over Jacob O`Brien (Vinton Shellsburg) 5-15 (Fall 0:57). Cons. Semi - Spencer Bruess (Don Bosco) 15-6 won by fall over Jayce Riley (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 13-12 (Fall 3:26). 7th Place Match - Connor Bodeker (Williamsburg) 19-7 won by fall over Jayce Riley (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 13-12 (Fall 2:35). 285 - Luke Welch (18-8) placed 6th and scored 12.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Luke Welch (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 18-8 received a bye. Quarterfinal - Kyler Schott (North Linn) 18-9 won by fall over Luke Welch (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 18-8 (Fall 2:47). Cons. Round 2 - Luke Welch (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 18-8 received a bye. Cons. Semi - Luke Welch (EddyvilleBlakesburg) 18-8 won by fall over Brett Bowers (Independence) 7-16 (Fall 2:13). 5th Place Match Jacob Clark (LaPorte City, Union) 19-3 won by fall over Luke Welch (Eddyville-Blakesburg) 18-8 (Fall 3:34)

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