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VOL. 139 NO. 3

The Keota Eagle

Community Calendar Keota Education Foundation Meeting Jan. 21 The Keota Education Foundation will hold their annual meeting for all members and former directors on Tues., January 21, at 12 noon in the Farmers Savings Bank Community Room. An agenda will be available that day. KHS Speech Home Presentations Jan. 21 Keota High School Large Group Speech Home Presentations will take place on Tues., Jan. 21 in the high school auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. Keokuk County Republican Precinct Caucuses Jan. 21 The Keokuk County Republicans will hold precinct caucuses on Tues., Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m. See their ad in this week’s issue for specific location sites. BINGO at Keokuk County Expo Jan. 22 BINGO at Keokuk County Expo on Wed., Jan. 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

KHS Homecoming

Keota High School Homecoming week will kick off with the announcement of the Homecoming Court on Friday, January 17. The following are a list of events that will take place the week of Homecoming: Mon., Jan. 20: Dress Up Day - America Day; JV BB vs Belle Plaine, 6:00 p.m. Tues., Jan. 21: Dress Up Day - Hobo Day; JH BB vs HLV, 4:15 p.m.; Large Group Speech Home Presentations, 7:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 22: Dress Up Day Beach Day; Cheerleaders Judge Business Window Decorating; JH (B) BB at Sigourney, 4:00 p.m.; Anything Goes Contest, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23: Dress Up Day - Decade Day (Each class has been assigned a decade); JV BB at EV, 6:00 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24: Dress Up Day - Spirit Day; “Wagon Floats” Due from elementary and high school classes; Pep Rally, 2:00 p.m. open to the public - Cheerleaders Announce winners of Business Window Decorating; Homecoming Game vs Belle Plaine, 6:00 p.m. (The game is a BLACKOUT game); Homecoming Dance for grades 7-12, after the game until 12 midnight. Sat., Jan. 25: District Large Group Speech Contest at Wapello High School.



KHS Speech Team Preps for Home Presentations


Choral Reading - Noah’s Ark - front to back, left to right: Bree Reed, Cara Hahn, Mariah Lyle, Mallory Ladehoff, Bekah Fagen, Abby Schulte, Kelsi Sieren, Cortney Hyman, Luke Lyle, Grant Hill, Tyler Verstraete, Kolton Greiner, Ryan Chalupa. Not pictured Grace Shemanski. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse

Ensemble Acting - Secret Origin of Mojo Man: Erin Chalupa, Cole Stout, Jace Uphold. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse

Reader’s Theater - How Angel Petersen Got His Wings left to right: Isaiah Hahn, Zach Mousel, Tyler Verstraete, Paden Uphold, Nate Sieren. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse

Ensemble Acting - ‘Night Mother: Callie Greiner and Sierra Lyle. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse

Mystery Photo Last week’s Mystery Photo was of the Ollinger family - children of Leo and Mildred Ollinger. The late Pam Strabala, Audrey O’Hara, Donna Zender, John Ollinger, and Nick Ollinger. Those calling into identify the photo were: Joni Redlinger, Cathy Buffington, Frank Morris, Kathy Ewald, Wanda (Sigler) Ballou, Mary Grace Mayer, Jennifer Bell, Bob Eakins, Amy Eakins, and Betty Dill. The Keota Eagle is in need of new Mystery Photos. If you have a photo you would like to submit just let us know.

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One Act Play - Clara’s on the Curtains - front to back, left to right: Brooke Sieren, Madison Sheetz, Emily Baetsle, Hannah Reed, Bianca Cardona, Maitland Sieren, Madison Sieren, Alyssa White, Miranda Romoser, Megan Hill. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse Keota High School Speech Home Presentations are just around the corner on Tuesday, January 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. There are a total of thirtyeighty students out for Speech this year and they are under the direction of Speech Coaches Gina Bennett and Mike McNurlen. The season started around Thanksgiving and the groups have been working hard since to get ready for their District debut. Never been to a KHS Speech Home Presentation before and not sure what to expect? That is okay! The Home Presentations showcase all the speech groups that will participate in District Large Group Speech Contests that will take place on Saturday, January 25 in Wapello. It is a great time to come out and support the students as they ‘rehearse’ in a contest like setting in front of a live audience to prep themselves for the actual contest the following Saturday. “Michael and I have always enjoyed great parental support and great community support. We always have a wonderful crowd for Home Presentations,” commented Gina Bennett. There is no fee to come to this event, but donations are wel-

Bell Leads the Pack

Curt Bell, northeast of Keota, is the leader in the 2013-14 Keota V.F.W. Bowl Pick’em Contest. Bell holds the lead over Matt Stoutner, Dan Huber, Ed Davenport, and Randy Meeks. Bell has successfully picked 22 winners out of the 35 games for a 63% success rate. Check out the Keota Eagle for updates on how the V.F.W. Contest Ends!

Improv Groups - front to back, left to right: Sloan Ott, Elise Swanstrom, Sierra Lyle, Bianca Cardona, Erin Chalupa, Callie Greiner, Cole Stout. Not pictured: Bryanna Hammes. Photo by Tomisha Sprouse come! This is the one and only time that parents and grandparents will be able to take photos of the performers as there are no photos allowed during the actual contests. Bennett finished with, “The kids have all put a lot of work into this - the season is long, but they only get two performances, so please come out and support

them!” KHS Home Presentations will take place on Tuesday, January 21 in the high school auditorium at 7:30 p.m. District Large Group Speech Contest will take place at Wapello on Saturday, January 25 and State Large Group Speech Contest will take place on Saturday, February 8 at Lin-Mar High School in Marion.

City of Sigourney Spring Soccer Registration Approaches Registration forms for City of Sigourney Spring Soccer maybe picked up, dropped off or mailed to the City Clerk’s office at anytime, but the deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 7 by 4:30 p.m. Who can play? Children who are registered in Kindergarten thru 4th Grade in the Area County School Districts for the 2013-2014 school year. Where are games played? All games are played in Sigourney

Farmers Cooperative

at the Industrial Park by Bender Foundry and Durolast. When is the season? The season begins on Saturday, April 5, 2014 lasting thru Saturday, May 10, 2014. Game times at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 noon, depending on the amount of teams. All players are required to wear shin guards for practice and games. Who to call with questions? Alan Sellers, Soccer Director, 641-622-1060.

Visit Your Friendly Co-op 641-636-3748 or 641-636-3439



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Church Services & Activities United Church Holy Trinity Of Faith Parish Pastor Sheldon Henderson

Rev. Charles Fladung Mass Schedule Holy Trinity, Keota: Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8 am St. Mary’s, Sigourney: Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 10 am Phone: 641-636-3883 Sat., Jan. 18, 6 PM: Lector: Don Conrad; Servers: Connor and Mallory Woltering, Lexi Black; Gifts: M/M Larry Davis; Communion: Don Conrad, Kathy Greiner, Donna Clubb, Ashleigh Davis; Ushers: M/M Larry Davis, M/M Matt Ives. Sun., Jan. 19, 8 AM: Lector: Scott Sieren; Servers: Cooper Sieren, Miranda Romoser, Patrick Clarahan; Gifts: Religious Education Class; Communion: Scott Sieren, Ethel Sieren, M/M Marty VanRoekel; Ushers: Religious Education Class. Maplewood Manor: Dave Shemanski.

Upcoming Events:

Sun., Jan. 19: Children’s Mass, 8:00 a.m.; Religious Education/Confirmation, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sun., Jan. 26: No Religious Education.

201 North Ellis Street, PO Box 208 Keota, IA 52248-0208 (641)636-3825 - email - webpage Keota UCF – facebook page Sunday Worship Service - 9:00 AM Youth Sunday School – 9:15-10 AM

Wed., Jan. 15: Special Administrative Session meeting, 6:00 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 16: Kids’ Club, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Sun., Jan. 19: Liturgist: Debra Hammes; Greeters: Laurel and Dennis Gifford; Candle Lighters: Lynnette and Larry Hultman; Musician: Craig McClenahan; CYM meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Bethel Church Pastor LuAnn Benge 319-456-3105

6 miles east of Sigourney on Hwy. 92 Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m. Alive at Five every 1st and 3rd Sunday evening at 5 p.m.

Community Billboard Birthdays & Anniversaries

1/15: Beth Dill, Sandy Williams. 1/16: Aldyn Ray, M/M Todd Swearingen. 1/17: Adam Sieren, Mark Anderson, Mary Malley. 1/18: Brian Eakins, Lisa Cutchens, Lucas Draisey, M/M Bill Anderegg. 1/19: Alissa Cave, Carson Jaeger, Cindy Detweiler, Eveline Adam, Jerry Flynn, Jaycee Tarrence, Larry Ellis, Lisa Mosier, Tim Darnell, Tina Schmitt. 1/20: Angela P. Sieren, Julie Greiner, Nathan Greiner, Noel Greiner, Sue Merz. 1/21: Ashton Greiner, Logan Brejnik. 1/22: Bailey Baumert, Gladys Lawrence, Kristin Carr. 1/23: Caylee Swearingen, Shelly Hammen.

Milestones Wedding Announcement Chad Allen Stull and Ashley Nicole Kavitz wish to announce their upcoming wedding which will take place on February 22, 2014 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Parents of the bride are Suzan and Allen Hopp. Parents of the groom are Colleen and the late Leland Stull. The bride’s wedding party will include Shawna Haines and Hannah Hopp. The groom’s wedding party will include Evie Haines and Elijah Banks. Chad and Ashley will finally unite their family of seven along with friends and family in the welcoming of there new Journey. Loved ones include the following: Allen and Suzan Hopp, Hannah Hopp all of Fairfield; Evie and Shawna Haines of Wellman; Elijah Banks, Bryce and Khyleigh Kavitz, Cadan and Adaleigh Stull all of Keota.

Donald Monuments Lyle & Tracy Donald

• Monuments • Markers • Vases • Solar Lights • Custom Laser Etching Call

641-622-3799 For an appointment

Senior Center Menus

Offered every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 E. Broadway St., Keota. Call for reservations at 641-636-2391. 1/17: Potato Crusted Fish Fillet, sour cream mashed potatoes, spinach-strawberry salad, apricot halves. 1/20: Meat Sauce, spaghetti noodles, green beans, layered lettuce salad, diced pears, orange juice. 1/22: Baked Chicken, baked potato, sour cream, brussel sprouts, with cheese, banana-peach cup.

School Menus BREAKFAST

1/16: Egg wrap with salsa, graham crackers, grapes, juice choice, milk choice. 1/17: Whole grain muffin banana, juice choice, milk choice. 1/20: Whole grain cereal, string cheese, peaches, juice choice, milk choice. 1/21: Whole grain breakfast pastry, tropical fruit, juice choice, milk choice. 1/22: Biscuit and gravy, orange, juice choice, milk choice.


1/16: Baked ham, two potato mash, green beans, angel biscuit and jelly, fresh kiwi. 1/17: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh broccoli, wheat roll and jelly (9-12), strawberries and bananas. 1/20: Hot ham and cheese on a bun, potato wedges, fresh broccoli, fresh grapes, chocolate chip cookie (9-12). 1/21: Chicken pattie, mash potatoes and gravy, green beans, wheat roll and jelly (9-12), orange wedges. 1/22: Taco burger on a bun, lettuce and tomato, refried beans, black bean and corn salsa, whole grain corn tortilla chip(912), sliced pears.

Jr./Sr. High School Calendar

11/16: JH (G) BB vs English Valleys, 4:15 p.m. 11/17: BB Quad at Lynnville-Sully, 6:00 p.m. 11/18: Eaglerock at West Branch. 11/20: JV BB vs Belle Plaine, 6:00 p.m. 11/21: JH BB vs HLV (1 girl/1 boy game), 4:15 p.m.; Financial Aid Planning Night for Parents, 6:30 p.m.; Large Group Speech Home Presentations, Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

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Pre-Need Funeral & Cremation Planning Available 641-636-3109 24 Hour Funeral News 641-636-2279

Keota City Council Meeting

January 6, 2014 The Keota City Council met on January 6, 2014, in the city hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M. by Mayor Anthony Cansler. Council Members answering roll call were Conrad, Davis, Hill and Greiner. Councilman Westendorf was unable to attend. City employees present were Osweiler, Conrad and Slaubaugh. Also in attendance was Juli Hisel, Librarian; Janie Hammes, Library Board President; Dennis Gifford, Library Board; and Karen Dickinson, Library Board. Motion was made by Conrad to approve the agenda, Greiner seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Cansler called the public hearing for General Obligation Note Not to Exceed $200,000. There was no one present for the hearing and there were no comments/concerns reported. Motion was made by Greiner to close the public hearing, Hill seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Cansler called the regular meeting back to order immediately following the public hearing. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Hisel, Gifford, Hammes and Dickinson all attended the meeting to further discuss have two full time employees at the library. The council expressed their concerns of the cost and how often the library may have to be closed due to uncontrolled circumstances. Hammes informed the council that the board feels that there will be few days that any circumstances will arise and if they do, a board member will fill in to keep the library open. The council asked the library board to look at their budget to see if they could help with the extra expense of having another full time employee. The council will discuss this after the library reports back on their budget. Kevin Slaubaugh reported the following for the public works department. There was a water main break at the corner of East Lafayette and South Fulton. We are down to about fifty percent of the salt and sand supply. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve the public works report. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Officer Doug Conrad reported the following for the police department. He attended the trial for the vehicle burglaries and handled a few domestic disputes. He will start to look at his budget for next year and the cost of purchasing a new vehicle for the police department. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Hill to approve the police department report. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Hill to approve Resolution 2014-1: A Resolution Ratifying, Confirming and Approving Publication of Notice of Public Hearing for Issuance of Not to Exceed $200,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Note. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve Resolution 2014-2: A Resolution Instituting Proceedings to take Additional Action for the Authorization of a Loan Agreement and the Issuance of Not to Exceed $200,000. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad to approve the Tax Exemption Certification for General Obligation Loan Note Not to Exceed $200,000. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve Resolution 2014-3: A Resolution Approving and Authorizing a Form of Loan Agreement and Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance of $200,000 General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2014, and Levying a Tax to Pay the Notes. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Greiner to approve the loan agreement between the City of Keota and Farmers Savings Bank. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad to approve Original Note No. 1, Hill seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad to approve Delivery Certificate, Greiner seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad; Hill seconded the motion to approve Transcript Certificate. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Hill to approve County Auditor’s Certificate, Conrad seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. Osweiler did the first reading of Ordinance 245: An Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Keota, Iowa, 2006, By Amending Provisions Pertaining to Rates Charged for Water Service and Sewer Rent. Motion was made by Conrad to waive the second and third reading of Ordinance 245. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Conrad to approve Ordinance 245, Davis seconded the motion. Roll call vote was taken: “Ayes”-Hill, Davis, Conrad and Greiner; “Nays”None and “Absent”-Westendorf. Motion passed with a majority vote. The 2014 Mayor Appointments are as follows: Mayor: Anthony Cansler; Pro-Tem: Keith Conrad; Council: Keith Conrad, Matt Greiner, Kathy Davis, Rod Hill and Scott Westendorf; Employees: Doug Conrad, Kevin Slaubaugh, Craig Frederick, Niki Osweiler; Library: Juli Hisel and Dixie Luers; Library Board: Janie Hammes, Patricia Sprouse, Karen Dickinson, Candy Greiner, Jamie Moeller, Claudine Erwin, Linda Sieren, Dennis Gifford; City Attorney: Janice Becker And Scott Flynn; Emergency Management Committee: Doug Conrad & Keith Conrad-Alternate; Building Official/ Zoning Administrator: Keith Conrad; County Assessor Council: Tony Cansler; E911 Board: Les Osborne; Library Liaison: Matt Greiner; Fire Department Liaison: Rod Hill; Community Development Committee: Scott Westendorf; KCCEF Representative: Kathy Davis; Official Depository: Farmers Savings Bank; Depository Limits: One Million Dollars and Official Newspaper: The Keota Eagle. The attached list of bills was presented by the clerk for payment approval. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Hill to approve the payment of all bills. Motion carried unanimously. The Clerk’s financial report for the month of December was presented and discussed at the council meeting. Motion was made by Conrad, seconded by Greiner to approve the December financial report. Motion carried unanimously. FUND RECEIPTS EXPENDITURES GENERAL $20618.42 $19396.90 TRANS. IN $0 TRANS. OUT $12875.50 DARE $0 $0 ROAD USE $7951.09 $3507.69

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Keota Comm. School District

Keota School District Board of Education Meeting Keota Elementary School Media Center Keota, IA 52248 January 9, 2014 6:32 P.M. President Scott Flynn called the meeting to order. Board members present: Lisa White, Scott Flynn, Billie Kindred, Pat Hammen, Naomi Gretter; Board members absent: none; Also present: Mark Schneider, Cherie Westendorf, Beth McBride, Steve Seid. Naomi Gretter moved to adopt the agenda as written. Seconded by Lisa White. Motion carried 5-0. Public Forum: No one spoke. Consent Items: Bill Kindred moved to approve the following consent items. Minutes: The minutes of the December 12, 2013 meeting; Finance Report: Business Manager Westendorf submitted a current financial report of the district. Payment of Bills: The bills as listed for January 9, 2014 and prepaid bills; Open Enrollment: None. Personnel: None. Fundraising Requests: Elementary P.E. classes will be collecting money to donate to the American Heart Association; this is the annual Hoops For Heart program. The consent items were seconded by Naomi Gretter. Motion carried 5-0. Special Presentation: Honor Past Board Members for Service. Due to a rescheduled basketball game, the board members could not attend the meeting. This will be tabled till the next meeting. Finance: Energy Saving Project Bids. The Baker Group presented the bids for the Energy Saving Project to the school board. The board discussed the bids and possible Alliant Energy Rebate savings. The Baker Group will get more information about the Alliant Energy Rebates and Superintendent Schneider will get information regarding financing for the next school board meeting. Nutrition Program: Naomi Gretter moved to raise student lunch prices

20 cents starting January 20, 2014. Seconded by Pat Hammen. Motion carried 5-0. Technology Support Services: Bill Kindred moved to approve the 6 month contract with ITS in the amount of $2300 per month for technology support services. Seconded by Lisa White. Motion carried 5-0. Student Learning: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Dean of Students Beth McBride and elementary staff members, Sarah Lyle and Crystial Wright presented information on the PBIS program to the board. Administrative Reports: Principal Steve Seid reported he attended the SICL conference AD meeting in Sigourney on January 8th. There will be a makeup basketball game on February 1st at BGM. Wednesday, January 15th will be the makeup date for the HS Fine Arts Concert. A few teachers from the district will be attending the IPI (Instructional Practice Inventory) meeting next week. Dean of Students Beth McBride reported that the Hoops for Heart assembly was held on January 9th. Students will be learning basketball skills to help promote healthy living. Iowa Tests will begin the last week of January for 1st-11th grades. Superintendent Schneider updated the board on the school bus accident that occurred on December 16th, 2013. Board Development and Inservice Activities: Topic of the Month – School Finance. The board watched a video about Iowa School Finance. Rural Student Advocates of Iowa: Lisa White will attend the meeting in Altoona on January 11th. Work Session: Board Policy Review. The board will review the Board Policy 500 series at the January 23rd special board meeting. Announcements and Suggestions for Next Agenda: The next School Board Meeting will be held on January 23, 2014 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:30 p.m. The next regular School Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in the Elementary Media Center at 6:30 p.m. The meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m. Period Vendor Report by Fund 12/13/2013 - 01/09/2014 Vendor Name Description Total OPERATING FUND ACADEMIC SUPPLIER OFFICE SUPPLIES 283.32 AIRGAS USA, HS SHOP SUPPLIES 9.00 ALLIANT ENERGY COMPANY ELECTRICITY 5,577.17 ALTORFER INC. BUS PARTS/REPAIR SERVICES 465.97 AMSAN KITCHEN/CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES613.46 APEX LEARNING, INSTRUCTIONAL 125.00 BARRON MOTOR SUPPLY SUPPLIES 8.39 BOOST PROMOTIONAL GROUP OFFICE SUPPLIES 287.31 CITY OF KEOTA WATER AND SEWAGE 336.22 COX SANITATION & RECYCLING, IN GARBAGE COLLECTION 400.00 DEMCO, LIBRARY SUPPLIES 31.25 FARMERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION FUEL/SUPPLIES 3,582.28 GENERAL PEST CONTROL PEST CONTROL 40.00 GREAT AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES ELEM COOKIE DOUGH FUND-RAISING 5,903.20 GRETTER AUTOLAND VAN OIL CHANGE 23.32 INDIAN HILLS COMM. COLLEGE HS TEXTBOOKS 340.50 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, TELEPHONE 460.30 IOWA DIVISION OF LABOR SERVICES BOILER INSPECTION 445.00 IOWA SCHOOL FINANCE INFORMATION BACKGROUND CHECKS 53.00 IOWA TELECOM, WINDSTREAM TELEPHONE 623.07 KEOKUK COUNTY HEALTH CENTER SERVICES 81.00 KRAL, MIRANDA, MILEAGE 6.30 LOWE’S, HS SHOP SUPPLIES 151.78 MACKIN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES LIBRARY BOOKS 103.52 MALLEY HARDWARE, SUPPLIES 44.36 MARCO, INC. OFFICE METER READS 84.40 MAREK, SUZY, PIANO TUNING 80.00 MID-AMERICA PUBLISHING CORPORATION ADVERTISING 235.41 MID-PRAIRIE COMMUNITY SCH. DIS SHARE AGREEMENT/OPEN ENROLL 59,766.63 MOORE’S BP AMOCO, INC. WRECKER SERVICE 1,035.00 ORTIZ, ROBERT, TRAVEL REIMB. 605.88 SCHOOL BUS SALES CO. BUS PARTS/SUPPLIES 261.80 SEIS HEALTH CARE PLAN HEALTH INSURANCE 21,913.86 SIGOURNEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OPEN ENROLLMENT 16,506.75 SIGOURNEY SCHOOL DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT 7,850.30 TRUEVALUE COMMERCIAL SUPPLY CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES 1,324.15 U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POSTAGE 1,000.00 WASHINGTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL OPEN ENROLLMENT 7,951.33 WASHINGTON MEDICAL CLINIC BUS DRIVER PHYSICALS 41.00 WOLTERING, TOM, MILEAGE/REIMB. 75.27 Vendors Listed: 40 Total: 138,726.50 STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND BENNET, GINA, SPEECH SUPPLIES 18.20 BERMEL, JEFF, OFFICIAL 85.00 COUNTY LINE MART, LLC. SUPPLIES 62.00 EDWARDS, JANE, SUPPLIES 52.38 HEMSLEY, ROSS, OFFICIAL/SUPPLIES85.00 IOWA HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH ASS’N DISTRICT LG GROUP SPEECH FEES 301.00 JOHNSON, ROGER ATHLETIC OFFICIAL 100.00 KASSEL, TYSON,ATHLETIC OFFICIAL100.00 KLEIN, STEVE, ATHLETIC WORKER 45.00 LYLE, KRISTINE, SUPPLIES 423.00 MISC. ON MAIN, ACTIVITY SUPPLIES 772.00 MOHR, DAVE, ATHLETIC OFFICIAL 100.00 MONAHAN, RON ATHLETIC OFFICIAL 100.00 ROTH, MIKE, OFFICIAL 45.00 SEVERSON, DAVE ATHLETIC OFFICIAL 100.00 SMITH, PAUL, OFFICIAL 100.00 SPURLIN, MICHAEL, OFFICIAL 100.00 SUEPPEL, TED. OFFICIAL 100.00 WOLF FLORAL, SUPPLIES 75.00 ZAPUTIL, TIM, ATHLETIC OFFICIAL 100.00 Vendors Listed: 20 Total: 2,863.58 Local Option Sales and Service Tax Fund AAA MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, IN REPAIR SERVICES 8,483.74 BAIN ELECTRIC ELECTRICAL REPAIR SERVICE 1,860.95 BAKER GROUP REPAIRS TO ROOFTOP UNITS 1,648.00 MIDWEST ALARM SERVICES ALARM INSPECTION 1,240.00 Vendors Listed: 4 Total: 13,232.69 SCHOOL NUTRITION EARTHGRAINS BAKING COMPANIES, INC. PURCHASED FOOD 153.78 KEOTA EAGLE FOODS, SUPPLIES 11.96 MARTIN BROS. DISTRIBUTING CO. PURCHASED FOOD 4,759.87 SEIS HEALTH CARE PLAN HEALTH INSURANCE 2,884.37 Vendors Listed: 4 Total: 7,809.98 K3

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Public Notice

Ordinance No. 245 AN ORDINANCE ADDING TITLE VII, CHAPTER 5, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF KEOTA, IOWA, 2006 BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Keota, Iowa: SECTION 1. That Title VII, Chapter 5, Economic Development of the Keota Municipal Code is hereby adopted as follows: 7-5-1 Any business locating within the corporate limits of City of Keota is eligible to apply for reduced water and sewer rates as set forth herein. 7-5-2 A reduction of up to fifty percent (50%) in the water provided in Keota Municipal Code Section 6-4-2 and the sewer rates provided in Section 6-9-2 may be granted upon approval of the counciI for a period not to exceed one year, which shall not be renewable. 7-5-3 A business shall submit an application for the rate reduction certifying the following: a. That the business is located within an area properly zoned for the type of activity to be conducted. b. That the business shall employ at least 5 full time employees at all times at the location within the City limits during the period of the rate reduction. 7-5-4 The rate reduction shall be terminated at any time that the business employment level within the City limits falls below 5 full time employees. 7-5-5 The rate reduction incentive provided herein shall be available to businesses established after or locating within the City limits on or after the adoption of this ordinance. 7-5-6 The revenue reduction to the water and sewer funds shall be reimbursed from economic development funds or the general funds pursuant to the city budget. SECTION 2. REPEALER. That all other ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. That if any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The City Council of the City of Keota, Iowa, hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance, and each section, subsection, clause or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that anyone or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses and phrases be declared unconstitutional. SECTION 4. WHEN EFFECTIVE. This Ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Passed by the Council the 6th day of January, 2014, and approved the 6th day of January 2014. /s/ Anthony Cansler, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Niki Osweiler, City Clerk I certify that the foregoing was published as Ordinance 245 on the 15th day of January, 2014. K3

Public Notice

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. SK3

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Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that for the first time, Iowans in all 99 counties can view their county and city precinct maps online at http:// The precinct map feature is a comprehensive compilation of both existing precinct maps that were created by counties and cities as well as precinct maps created by the Iowa Secretary of State’s office for counties and cities that were not already available online. “This is the first time all of the precinct maps are available to Iowans in one place,” Schultz said. “The new precinct map feature is another effective tool we are offering to Iowa voters to make sure they have useful election information at their fingertips.” The precinct maps on the Secretary of State website are based on the 2010 decennial Census Bureau boundary information and the city and county reprecincting plans approved by the Secretary of State’s office. The precinct maps are simply another way the Iowa Secretary of State’s office works to improve the voting experience for all eligible Iowans. Schultz also worked diligently to remove obstacles for military voters and facilitate the potentially complicated process of casting a ballot from outside the country. Under Schultz’s leadership, all active duty military personnel serving outside the boundaries of the United States can now cast a ballot via fax or email, a method that previously had only been available to a restricted number of soldiers serving in specifically classified areas. The Iowa Secretary of State’s office also designed the Iowa ExpressVoter electronic pollbook software and is providing it to Iowa counties free of charge. The Iowa ExpressVoter electronic pollbook simplifies the check-in process for voters at the polling place. Voters have the option of scanning a state of Iowa-issued ID card or voter registration card which helps speed voters through the line. Any needed paperwork is printed right at the polling place, eliminating the hassle of completing forms by hand.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pekin Girls’ Basketball Remains Third in North

1-7-2014 Pekin 46, Winfield-Mt. Union 47 1-10-2014 Pekin 64, WACO 39 • 1-11-2014 Pekin 57, IMS 44


The Panthers made 25 field goals on the evening and hit 12 of their 17 free throw attempts. Sam Wright and Atwood each scored 12 points against WACO, while McKenna Gambell scored ten and Gwynne Wright added nine for the second straight game. Sloan Reighard came off the bench to score seven, while Bridget Fritchen and Madelyn Baker each finished with four points. Pekin finished its week off right with an impressive win at IMS on Saturday. The Panthers trailed by four after the first quarter by exploded for 17 points in each of the next two quarters to take a 43-30 lead into the final period. Gwynne Wright was spectacular, hitting three-of-five 3-pointers to finish with 14 points and three steals. Atwood, the double-double machine, finished with 20 points and ten rebounds on the night. Baker had a solid game with nine points, four rebounds and two assists, while Gambell scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds. The Panthers maintained their double-digit lead through the fourth quarter and held on to the 57-44 win. The win kept Pekin alone in third place in the SEISC North at 8-2. The Panthers hosted Lone Tree on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before hosting Wapello on Friday.

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

ast Tuesday Davis Eidahl’s Pekin girls’ squad let one slip away at 11th-ranked (Class 1A) Winfield-Mt. Union, but bounced back to win its final two games of the week. The Panthers led by nine points at halftime last Tuesday against Winfield-Mt. Union but struggled to maintain composure in the second half, ultimately falling by a count of 47-46. With the win, the Wolves improved to 8-1 in SEISC play. Pekin got big games out of Sam Wright and Beth Atwood. Wright was hot from the outside, hitting three of her five 3-pointers and finishing with 12 points. Meanwhile, Atwood led the team with 19 points and added eight rebounds, three steals and two assists. Gwynne Wright added nine points to the effort. Pekin put the one-point loss behind them and focused all of its attention on getting back into the win column on Friday against WACO. The Panthers looked great early on, outscoring the Warriors by a count of 15-4 in the first quarter and taking a 32-16 lead into the locker room at the half. Eidahl’s squad stayed on the gas in the second half and extended its lead to 50-26 after three, before putting it away in the fourth for the 64-39 win.

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stacked field at Saturday’s Coon R a p i d s - B a y a r d Invitational in Coon Rapids got a taste of the caliber of wrestlers possessed by the English Valleys’ wrestling squad. Two champions, one second-place finish and two third-place finishes are what the Bears brought back to North English on Saturday. 113-pounder Blake Ealy clinched the first individual title for EV with a secondperiod pin of Audubon’s Kyle Juelsgaard. Ealy also pinned Coon-Rapids-Bayard’s Micah Hoffman earlier in the day and finished 2-0 on the afternoon. EV’s other champion came in the form of 145-pound freshman Zach Axmear. Axmear pinned Exira-EHK’s Bill Wang in just ten seconds to begin his day. Axmear then won a 12-7 decision over WoodwardGranger’s Race Brant and pinned Audubon’s Trevor Smith in the title bout. Sheldon Ealy finished his day at 1-1 and finished second in the 120-pound weight class. Ealy pinned Exira-EHK’s Austin Malloy to get into the title bout, where he lost a 17-15 decision to WoodwardGranger’s Colton Milosevich. Milosevich improved to 25-1 with the win. Cody Seaton (138) won his final two matches of the day to earn third place in his weight class, including a pin of Panorama’s Tyler VanHouten that got him third place. Junior Brennen Grimm faced a loaded 182-pound weight class and proved his ability with a third-place finish. After falling to Guthrie Center’s Austin Laabs, Grimm defeated Audubon’s Jordan Hansen and South Central Calhoun’s Zayne Barrett in consecutive matches to earn third place. 106-pounder Wyatt Olson placed fourth at 106 pounds and Andrew Fisher finished six at 126. Meanwhile, Luke Jackson went 0-2 on Saturday and did not place at 195 pounds. The Bears hosted Tipton, Washington and Lone Tree on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before wrestling in Saturday’s tournament at WACO.

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SK Wrestling Has Big Week 1-9-2014 SK 31, Fort Madison 42 SK 25, Washington 45 1-11-2014 Gladbrook Reinbeck Tournament By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor


.J. Cooper’s wrestling squad is working at a furious pace to meet its top potential in time for Sectionals in February. Last week the Savages took on Fort Madison and Washington in duals and competed in Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s tournament on Saturday. Against an excellent Fort Madison team, the Savages split the 12 head-to-head match-ups. Winning via falls were Tucker Fowler (220), Nathan Vest (106), Cole Streigle (170) and Noah Schuster (182). At heavyweight, SK’s Bryce Brown defeated Travis Fincher by a count of 15-6, while Nathan Fritz won a hard fought 4-0 decision over Trenton Johnson at 138. Lane Boender was defeated 6-2 by Fort Madison’s Matthew Derr at 145 and Jeremiah Green lost to Chase Seaney by a 10-5 count. Fort Madison took forfeit points in two weight classes to take the dual win, 42-31. Sigourney-Keota then matched up with an even better Washington team and won three of the ten head-to-head matches. At 170 pounds, Streigle won a 14-5 major decision against Washington’s Austin Latcham to continue his impressive stretch since returning from injury. Lane Boender amended his earlier loss with a second-period pin against Jarek Brown at 145. And at 220 pounds, Fowler defeated Washington’s Kyle Collier by a count of 8-1. Washington took the dual by a score of 45-25. Then on Saturday the Savages ventured north to GladbrookReinbeck for a tournament. Cole Streigle and Nathan Fritz each went 2-0 on Saturday and brought back individual titles and 170 and 138, respectively. At 145 pounds, Lane Boender fell to Osage’s Tyler Randall in the title bout to place second, while Gage Greiner placed second at 152 after a 5-4 loss in the 152pound championship match. Tucker Fowler (220) improved to 19-5 on the year and finished second on Saturday, as did Chase Tremmel at 195 pounds. Tremmel is now 5-5 on the season. Heavyweight Bryce Brown earned third place with a 5-0 decision over Waverly-Shell Rock’s Sean Lord to improve to 12-3. Jeremiah Green placed third at 132 with a pin of Dike-New Hartford’s Alex Mooty in the thirdplace match. Green improved to 17-7 after Saturday. 106-pounder Nathan Vest lost in both of his matches on Saturday but finished fourth. Noah Schuster also placed fourth at Gladbrook-Reinbeck and finished his day with two wins and two losses. At 160 pounds, Cooper Greiner went 0-3 but earned sixth place in his weight class. The Savages wrestled in duals on Tuesday against Moravia and HLV in Victor, before hosting a meet on Thursday. SK then competes at Hudson on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Top: Luke Lyle was four assists shy of a triple-double at Iowa Valley. Right: Kolton Greiner led the Eagles with 29 at the hoop against the Tigers. Above: Zach Mousel and Isaiah Hahn (just out of frame) were both huge against the Tigers [photos by Adam Meier].

Eagles Remain Unbeaten 1-9-2014 Keota 86, Iowa Valley 71 1-10-2014 Keota 55, North Mahaska 37

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

Two roads contests on consecutive nights resulted in two vastly different style of games and two Keota wins last week. The Eagles relied on their offense on Thursday at Iowa Valley and pulled away in the second half for the 86-71, while Keota’s defense won the game the following night for the Eagles at North Mahaska in the 55-37 victory. Things were shaky early on for the Eagles on Thursday in Marengo. Iowa Valley led by as much as eight in the second quarter and drew foul after foul on Keota defenders. Both Kolton Greiner and Derek Berg were sidelined with three fouls in the second quarter, but Luke Lyle and Zach Mousel stepped up late in the first half to bring the Eagles back. A 3-pointer by Mousel and a driving layup by Lyle late in the second quarter tied the game at 37 at halftime. That wouldn’t be the last time Mousel impacted the game. With Greiner and Berg on the bench with three fouls for the entire third quarter, Lyle and sophomore Isaiah Hahn helped the Eagles gain a threepoint lead heading into the fourth. Lyle did most of his work in the paint against the Tigers but also hit two ‘3s’ to finish with 27 points. Lyle also pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out six assists. Hahn did exactly what he was asked of and ended the game with seven points and six rebounds. Greiner and Berg were both inserted back into the lineup in the fourth and helped the Eagles extend their lead to eight points midway through the quarter. Although Greiner went just oneof-five from 3-point range, the explosive point guard worked hard to get into the paint and draw fouls. Greiner went eightof-nine from the free throw line and went 10-of-22 from the field for 29 points. Greiner also

dished out five assists. With the game still in the balance in the fourth, sophomore guard Zach Mousel came up clutch to keep the Tigers in the rear view mirror. Mousel nailed back-to-back ‘3s’ from the corner and added a driving layup later to keep the Eagles in control. For the game, Mousel finished with 17 points on fiveof-eight shooting. Senior Justin Hultman added four points, including two on a late offensive rebound and put back to seal the win. Hultman had four points and six rebounds. The Eagles shot 33-of-70 (47 percent) from the field and outscored Iowa Valley 31-19 in the fourth quarter. Iowa Valley’s Dakota Cooling led the Tigers with 22 points. Offense wasn’t as easy to come by for the Eagles the following night in New Sharon, but the Keota defense was excellent, holding the Warhawks to single-digit scoring in two quarters to earn the 55-37 win. After leading by three after the first, the Eagles put together an impressive second quarter that left them leading by a 28-16 score at the half. Keota’s lead increased to 41-25 after three before the Eagles put it away in the fourth. The Eagles held North Mahaska to just 36 shot attempts, while Keota shot 20-of-60 from the field. Derek Berg led the Eagles with six steals and added four points. Greiner and Lyle led the charge offensively once again, combining for 45 points and eight 3-pointers. Greiner finished with 24 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Lyle dropped 21 points (18 on 3-pointers) and grabbed 11 rebounds. Hahn added six points and seven rebounds for the eighth-ranked (Class 1A) Eagles. Keota played at HLV on Monday, Jan. 13, and then hosted BGM on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Eagles wrap up their week on Friday at LynnvilleSully.


The Keota Eagle • The play of Jordan Albert has helped lift the Savages to three SICL wins [photo by Adam Meier].

L-S Hawks Outlast SHS Savages 1-10-2014 Sigourney By

42, L-S 60

Adam Meier,

Regional Sports Editor

T h e from last year’s squad, but still makes SICL crown The senior mainover

Lynnville-Sully boys lost a lot co-conference champion what the Hawks did return them a contender for the once again. Hawks used 22 point from guard T.J. Cunningham to tain a double-digit lead Sigourney in the second half to improve to 6-3 with the 60-42 win. “The have one of the best players in the conference, in Cunningham,” Sigourney head coach Mitch Eslick said about Lynnville-Sully. “He can score in a lot of ways and make tough shots. Their other kids all know their roles and are the best team in the league at cutting off the lane and making you score from the perimeter.” Without a dominant inside presence, the Savages were forced to rely on the 3-point shot on Friday in Sully, and as a result, they had one of their best shooting nights of the season. Sigourney drilled a total of eight ‘3s’ against the Hawks, including two each from Kevin Weber and Colby Kerkove. Still, Sigourney was forced to play from behind for four quarters after trailing 34-19 at halftime. The Savages went 8-of19 from beyond the arc on the night. The gritty Savages kept at it in the second half and managed their deficit by doing a few things better in the last two quarters than they did in the first two. “We played a lot better defense in the second half,” said Eslick. “We played really poor ‘D’ in the first half and made it too easy for them to get easy looks. We took away those easy looks in the second half and overall just played better defense. “We also took care of the ball better in the second half,” Eslick added. “We still had way too many turnovers, but did a better job in the second half. But when you don’t defend or take care of the ball, it’s going to be an uphill battle against a team that good.” An impressive third quarter in which the Savages were outscored by just one point by the Hawks left Sigourney trailing 48-32 heading into the fourth, where the Savages played solid once again but couldn’t the gap, as Lynnville-Sully held

close on, 60-42. The loss dropped Sigourney to 3-6 on the season. C o l b y Kerkove’s two ‘3s’ on the night helped him finish with nine points on three-of-five shooting, along with three rebounds. “Colby is getting more confident in his outside shot,” Eslick said of his junior forward. “He’s one of the few ‘bigs’ in this league that can step out and hit from the perimeter. He’s also getting tougher down low. He’s going to have to learn how to battle inside with other ‘bigs’ and keep competing. He’s given us a big spark lately.” Sophomore guard Jordan Albert has been another key piece for Sigourney this season. Albert pitched in five points, three rebounds and an assist for the Savages at Sully. “Jordan’s been great,” Eslick said. “He’s shooting well from the perimeter and has been playing with a lot of confidence. As a team, we want to continue to improve and keep working to get better. We want to be playing our best at the end of the year heading into the playoffs.” Blaine Gretter added ten points and six rebounds; Kevin Weber scored eight points and Shane Swearingen finished with three points and two assists. Peyton Crawford pulled down a team high seven rebounds on the night. The Savages hosted BGM on Monday, Jan. 13, before playing at Iowa Valley the following night. The Savages will finish the week at Belle Plaine on Friday.

Conger, Panthers Wrestle at PCM 1-9-2014 Pekin 29, Cardinal 36; Pekin 18, Davis County 54 and Pekin 21, Moravia 48 1-11-2014 PCM Mustang Invitational


By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

aturday’s Mustang Invitational at Prairie City-Monroe brought a number of highly touted wrestlers to the same stage. One of those highly touted wrestlers, Trenton Conger, was a product of Al Chapman’s Pekin Panthers’ squad. The 220-pound senior won both of his matches on Saturday to take home the title. Conger started his day with a second-period pin of Knoxville’s Brock Caviness, before pinning Pleasantville’s Ryan Bacon late in the third during the title bout. After losing his first match, Pekin sophomore Clayton McKim bounced back to pin Chariton’s Kyle Dooley in the consolations, before falling to Pella’s Ethan Speltz. At 138, Chance Scearcy went 0-2 on the day, while Tyler Copeland (160) went 0-3, including a loss to champion Caden Doll of Lynnville-Sully. Finishing his day at 1-2 was 170-pounder Scott Entsminger. After falling in his first match, Entsminger bounced back with a first period pin against Chariton’s Evan Havick, before losing to Knoxville’s Jared McClung. At 195, Matthew Bolinger finished with one win and two losses. The junior picked up a win in the consolations against Saydel’s Jesse Hunter, before falling to Pella’s Keegan Poole in the seventh-place match. Sophomore heavyweight Michael Hadley also finished his day at 1-2. Hadley pinned Knoxville’s Conner Crozier before getting eliminated in his next match. The Panthers will wrestle at Albia on Thursday, Jan. 16, before competing in the WACO tournament on Saturday.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Bears Give Braves Everything They Want

Keota Girls Drop Two to Start 2014

1-10-2014 English Valleys 46, Monte 60

1-9-2014 Keota 33, Iowa Valley 48 1-10-2014 Keota 36, North Mahaska 44

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor


he English Valleys boys’ squad has been getting better each and every day this season and evidence of that came in its game against Montezuma on Friday. Against one of the SICL’s toughest and deepest teams, the Bears put up a noteworthy fight that included double-digit scoring efforts in all four quarter. Ultimately though, Montezuma’s talent and depth was a little too much for English Valleys to handle, as the Braves got the win, 60-46. A stellar effort from sophomore guard Kellan Coppinger get the Bears right in the thick of things early. EV trailed by just one point after the first quarter before falling behind by ten at the half. Coppinger finished with a team-high 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting and added seven rebounds. The Bears closed the gap to 44-35 at the end of the third quarter. Solid games from Trevor Frazier, Tanner Icenbice and Sam Schauer kept the Braves close. Frazier finished with ten points and six rebounds on the night; Icenbice had eight points and eight rebounds, and Schauer finished with seven points and eight rebounds. The Braves pulled away in the fourth quarter by outscoring EV 16-11 in the final eight minutes of the game to get the win, 60-46. Adam Kerkove pitched in six points on two 3-pointers and Brian Nachtman added four points and three rebounds. The Bears went 4-of-11 from 3-point distance. Freshman Dakota Strong led Montezuma in scoring with 12 points. EV hosted Tri-County on Monday and then played at Belle Plaine on Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Bears then play a makeup game at North Mahaska on Thursday, Jan. 16, before ending their week at HLV on Friday.

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

A brutal schedule to start the New Year did not work in Keota’s favor last week. The Eagle girls fell twice on the road to two of the top teams in the SICL. On Thursday the Keota girls lost at 15thranked (Class 2A) Iowa Valley, 48-33, before falling at North Mahaska the next night, 44-36. The Eagles were forced to play without floor general Brooke Sieren for most of the Iowa Valley game and all of the North Mahaska game. Sieren came down with strep throat during the week and was unable to play effectively against Iowa Valley’s highpressure zone defense. With Sieren out, Kelsi Sieren, Callie Greiner and Madison Sieren were forced to do the ball handling for the Eagles. Keota didn’t handle Iowa Valley’s pressure well in the first quarter and fell behind by a score of 12-5 heading into the second quarter. Things didn’t improve much for the Eagles in the second period, as the Tigers’ length bothered Keota and limited the purple and gold to just four second-quarter points. At halftime, the Eagles trailed by a score of 20-9. Keota’s offense improved in the second half, but Iowa Valley’s did as well. The Tigers outscored Keota 12-8 in the third and took a 32-17 lead into the fourth. Madison Sieren hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to close the gap on IV’s lead, but the Tigers continued to finish in the paint to keep the Eagles at bay. Sieren led Keota with ten points in the Eagles’ 48-33 loss. Kelsi Sieren had nine points and nine rebounds, while Madison Sheetz added nine points, nine rebounds and five steals. The following night the Eagles traveled to New Sharon and lost a close contest with

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Keota’s Kelsi Sieren found a teammate through the tough Tiger defense [photo by Adam Meier]. a good North Mahaska squad. After the teams played to a tie through the first two quarters, the Warhawks ramped up their defense in the second half and limited Keota to just 13 points in the final two period. Meanwhile, North Mahaska did just enough offensively to pull away for the 44-36 win.

Madison Sheetz led Keota with 12 points, while Kelsi Sieren added ten points, 11 rebounds and five assists. With a record of 5-6, the Eagles played at HLV on Monday and then hosted BGM on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Keota then ends its week at Lynnville-Sully on Friday, Jan. 17.

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Top: Jacob Weber [TCM] pinned Austin Newton [West Liberty] in 1 minute 47 seconds. Right: Mitch Gibson [TCM] pinned Casey Beaver [Regina] in 5 minutes and 2 seconds. Above: Ethan Bair [TCM] got the 2 to 0 win over Jeremy Fox [Columbus Junction] [photos by Jamie Maxwell].

Highland Hosts TCM in Stacked Tourney 1-11-2014 Gary Curtis Tournament at Highland By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

The Tri-County/Montezuma wrestling squad faced no shortage of tough opponents at Saturday’s Gary Curtis Wrestling Tournament in Highland. Led by the likes of Washington, West Branch and Solon, the loaded tournament matched up stellar wrestlers from all across Eastern Iowa and left TCM sitting in ninth out of ten teams with 62 points. Washington won the event with 185.5 points. At 106 pounds, TCM’s Kale Latcham finished 1-2 with a win over West Liberty’s Noah Bierman and finished sixth. Travis Lewis went 0-2 at 113 pounds, while Highland freshman Bryce West took the title. At 120, TCM’s Tyler Meyer finished his day at 2-2 and earned a fifth-place individual finish with a 4-2 decision over West Branch’s Cale Donovan. Ben Edmundson also finished at 2-2 with a fifth-place finish at 126 pounds. In the fifth-place match, Edmundson pinned Solon’s Trevor Yahr to end his day on a high note.

The 132 and 138 pound weight classes were both empty for TCM. At 145, Mitch Gibson finished with two wins and two losses and placed fourth after losing to West Liberty’s Tanner Muller in the third-place match. 152 pounds was empty on Saturday for TCM. Clay Harper started his day with a pin over Solon’s Josh Bender at 160 pounds, before losing to West Branch’s Casey Pence. In the consolations, Harper defeated Columbus Junction’s Mauricio Ramirez 6-4, before losing back-to-back matches to finish sixth. 170-pounder Jacob Weber pinned West Liberty’s Austin Newton in the consolations but fell in his next two matches to place sixth. Logan VeVerka went 0-3 on the day but earned valuable team points for TCM by finishing sixth at 182. Hunter Foubert dropped in his two matches on Saturday at 195, while Ethan Bair went 1-2 and placed fourth in the heavyweight class. TCM hosted Cardinal and WACO on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before wrestling BGM and Lynnville-Sully in Sully on Thursday.

13th-Ranked EV Girls Pound Monte 1-10-2014 English Valleys 57, Montezuma 31


By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

he English Valleys girls’ basketball team, which is ranked 13th in all of Class 1A, got doubledigit scoring outputs from three different players on Friday in the Bears’ 57-31 win against Montezuma. Lauren Miller, Madison Parmenter and Rylee Voss each had huge games for the 7-3 Bears, who are tied for third with BGM in the conference standings. Lauren Miller drilled four 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 18 points against the Braves. Miller also had four assists, three rebounds and three steals; she’s averaging 10.7 points per game this season. Madison Parmenter had arguably her best game of the season to this point. The senior scored 14 points on six-of-nine shooting, including two-of-

three from downtown, while adding five rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Junior forward Rylee Voss also put up big numbers in the win over Montezuma. Voss had 13 points, ten rebounds, four steals and four blocks. For the season, Voss is third in the conference in scoring at 18 p.p.g. and third in rebounding at 11.7 per game. BGM’s Kayleen Beck leads the league in scoring at 19 points per game, while Iowa Valley’s Jackie Kriegel and Belle Plaine’s Kameo Pope lead the SICL in rebounding at 12.1 per game. Sam Banes added four points and six rebounds to the EV effort. The Bears started their huge week on Monday, January 14, at home against Tri-County, before playing at Belle Plaine the following evening. EV then plays at North Mahaska on Thursday and at HLV on Friday, Jan. 17.

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Left: Cole Reighard brought great energy to the floor for the Panthers. Above: Pekin’s Brody Long scored ten points Saturday [photos by Adam Meier].

Panthers Top IMS, Lead SEISC 1-7-2014 Pekin 61, Winfield-Mt. Union 51 • 1-10-2014 Pekin 79, WACO 45 1-11-2014 Pekin 56, IMS 52 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

With the highly anticipated match-up with SEISC North leading IMS on Saturday, the Pekin boys’ basketball squad could have easily lost focus early in the week and slipped up against either Winfield-Mt. Union or WACO. Instead, the Panthers took care of business by winning at Winfield-Mt. Union, 61-51, and then blowing out WACO, 79-45. Pekin led by eight after the first quarter against WMU but led by just four at halftime. However, the Panthers came out strong in the third quarter and eventually took a doubledigit lead into the fourth, where they held on to win by ten. WACO put up much less resistance than the solid WMU. Against the Warriors, Pekin led by 12 after the first period and proceeded to blow the doors off of a struggling WACO squad in the second. “We had another stellar first half defensive performance,” Pekin

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