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P.O. Box 8 Allison, IA 50602 319-267-2731

Volume 41 - Number 4 E-mail: starandtjeditor@butler-bremer.com Telephone: 319-267-2731 Website: www.butlercountytribune.com

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Butler County Clerk of Court office to close for training The office of the Butler County Clerk of Court will be closed on 28, 29, and 30 for the hours of 12:004:30 p.m. The closure will allow for staff training needs due to the Implementation of Electronic Filing in the office.

Trinity Reformed Church youth to host soup supper January 29 The Senior High Youth group from Trinity Reformed Church in Allison invites you to their annual soup supper on Wednesday, January 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to be held at the church. You can choose from cheesy vegetable, chicken noodle, or chili soups, plus lots of delicious pies and desserts. There will also be a quilt raffle (made by Marie Senne) that night. All proceeds will go to support their upcoming trip to Rocky Mountain High in July.

Dumont Reformed Church soup supper January 29 The Dumont Reformed Church will be holding a soup supper on Wednesday, January 29, from 4:30 to ?. The menu includes oyster stew, chili, beefburgers, homemade bread, homemade pies and drink for a freewill offering. Home deliveries will be available for in-town residents only.

Valentine’s Dinner fundraiser at Marble Rock Community Center You are invited to a Valentine’s dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 15, at the Marble Rock Community Center at 6:30 p.m. They will be serving a smoked pork chop or baked chicken dinner. Following dinner, dance to the Chocolate Crackers. Tickets for $5 may be purchased at the door for only the dance. Tickets are $15/single or $25/ couple. They may be purchased through any Marble Rock Community Center board member: Earl Kiefer (641-315-2276), Cathy Kruse (641-397-2215), Marla Tegtmerier (641-330-4229), Lynn Kingery (641-313-2765), or Carol Wreghitt (641-315-2250).

Drill team leader calls it quits Wiegmann presents flag at 135 area funerals By Pat Racette The boss of Allison Veterans Drill Team is retiring. But unlike a drill sergeant, Dean Wiegmann has been more of a gentle leader. “I was the boss most of the time, but they did what they wanted to do,” he said. After 61 years of presenting the flag at 135 funerals, Wiegmann is stepping down due to problems walking at the Allison Cemetery. The 83-year-old says the cemetery land is too unstable for him to walk on anymore, though he still can perform his duties. Known as Duffy, he performed his final military rites with the drill team on May 25, 2013. “It was really a pleasure to meet and be with the families,” he said. “A lot of them appreciated what we did.” Now he will look for someone to

take the reigns by keeping track of the drill team’s equipment, making phone calls and all the in between. “I remember I used to be able to telephone everybody in 45 minutes or an hour, and then it went to where you got their answering machine, and now they have cell phones that are long distance and I don’t have some of their numbers,” he said. HISTORY Duffy served in the Korean War, employed in the Army from 194954. Getting back to Allison in ’54, veterans wore their war uniforms for military rites. It wasn’t until 1960 that the veteran drill team formed to primarily purchase new uniforms. “I remember wearing my old uniform and realizing it must have shrank because I couldn’t fit into it,” Wiegmann said. A total of 20 veterans participated in the first membership of the Allison Veterans Drill Team. Three are still alive today, including Duffy, Bill Bohlen and Kenny Dralle (active).

See Drill on page 14

Norway Day Eisentrager earns Cattlemen award Johnson, Codner earn producer awards, LSB takes service award

RCoA residents delight in Norwegian customs, simplicity... Residents Gary Wangsness [left] and Arlene Thorne [right] are 100 percent Norwegian, as they posed for a picture with Glenda Timer and daughter, Randy, who presented songs, history and more on Norwegian Day last Friday. Timer, with a maiden name of Landsgaard, is full-blooded Norwegian, as her father was born there and moved to the US when he was 10 years old. She wore a traditional Norwegian bunad (dress) and blouse that were hand embroidered. (Pat Racette Photo)

See Norway on page 14

Iowa Courts Electronic Filing Open House Beginning February 11, 2014, all new filings made in Bremer, Butler, Floyd and Franklin counties are required to be filed electronically. If you are a filer, please consider attending one of the following open houses: Bremer County - Courthouse February 4: General Public 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Law Enforcement 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Butler County - Courthouse February 6 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Floyd County - Courthouse February 5: General Public 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.; Law Enforcement 1:304:30 p.m. Franklin County - Courthouse February 6 1:30-4:30 p.m.

See Bearcats sports on page 10

A total of 20 veterans participated in the first membership of the Allison Veterans Drill Team. Three are still alive today, including Dean Wiegmann, Bill Bohlen and Kenny Dralle (active). Front row: Bill McDowell, Vern King, Bill Bohlen, Howard Shipton, Omke Doeden and Dean Wiegmann. Middle row: Steno Schipper, Merlin Voigts, Charles Mosher and Pete Shultz. Back row: Don Bauman, Roland Brekke, Bill Miller, Clair Speedy, Harry Hummel, Armin Buls, Kenny Dralle, Glen Hagerty, Roger DeBower and Harold Poppen.

Kolb earns Citizen of the Year Award

Jeff Kolb [middle] was recently named Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments 2013 Regional Citizen of the Year. INRCOG Executive Director Kevin Blanshan [left] and Board Chair Maurice Welsh [right] presented the award to Kolb at a Dec. 19 meeting. By Pat Racette The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments in Waterloo has announced that Butler County resident Jeff Kolb is their 2013 Citizen of the Year. Kolb was presented a clock with a plaque on it, as well as being etched

into the INRCOG’s main conference room plaque with past recipients. “I truly appreciate it,” said the 12year Butler County Development Corporation Director. “I have a lot of respect for the people at INRCOG.

See Kolb on page 14

By Pat Racette Butler County Cattlemen held their annual banquet Saturday at Parkersburg Veterans Memorial Building. Frederika Locker provided the main entrée of prime rib, as magic man Larry Dunbar of Fort Dodge delivered entertainment. Nine-year B.C. Cattlemen President Mike Codner of Bristow hosted the event, while Vice President Jeff Lindell and member Brett Steere, both of Greene, presented awards. Marc Johnson and John Codner received Producer of Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Butler County Raised, while Dumont producer Doug Eisentrager was

“The perfect end to a summer day is watching the cows in the pasture, and the legacy he hopes to leave to his children...”

Dumont producer Doug Eisentrager earned the Outstanding Cattlemen Award from Jeff Lindell Saturday at the banquet. (Pat Racette Photo)

named Outstanding Cattlemen. “And the winner,” Lindell read, “he [Eisentrager] likes to unroll hay in the fresh white snow and watch all the cows lineup to eat… The perfect end to a summer day is watching the cows in the pasture, and the legacy he hopes to leave to his children…” Also, Lincoln Savings Bank – Aplington, Allison and Greene

– earned the Cattlemen’s Service Award. During the live auction, a German chocolate homemade pie went for $200, with most of them going for $140 to $160, according to Mike Codner. Monies raised will go toward scholarships and 4-H events.

More pictures on page 13

New residences in rural Butler popped up all over the county, including this one in Allison. (Pat Racette Photo)

Surge of new homes built in rural Butler By Pat Racette Butler County saw a big increase in rural homes being constructed in 2013. Zoning Administrator Mitch Nordmeyer estimates around 26 dwellings were erected within But-

ler. “I have been surprised by the amount of new homes as compared to other years,” he said, “and they don’t seem to be concentrated in one area. They are going up all over the county, which is nice.”

One of the biggest factors that helped boost developments into the area, according to Nordmeyer, were favorable interest rates from lenders. Nordmeyer issued a total of 52 building permits last year.


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focus groups last fall, members of our community voiced a need for mental health services offered locally to residents of our community. With the current shortage of mental health providers throughout the state, we feel fortunate to be able to bring this professional service to FGH to help meet this need.� Achieve Mental Health counseling is covered by most insurances (including Medicaid). To schedule a counseling appointment with Alison Brennan, call 641-648-4010.

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CLARKSVILLE AMVETS & AUXILIARY The Clarksville AMVETS and Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. ________ JACKSON LUCKY CLOVERS 4-H CLUB The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4H club met on Sunday, January 12 at 3:30 in the basement of the Clarksville Public Library. President Ainsley Lovrien called the meeting to order and started with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was sharing a New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution. Fifteen members were in attendance; it was the Christmas party. The group discussed possible fundraising ideas and a date to do a service project at the Ronald McDonald House; members should bring ideas for both to the next meeting. Holly handed out awards that were given to the club at Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awards meeting. All members have paid club dues. Janet Borchardt did a presentation on fish tail bracelets and Rachel Borchardt did a presentation on monster cookies. We did the 4H pledge and concluded with the Christmas party and gift exchange. Submitted by Rachel Borchardt. ________ CLARKSVILLE LIONS CLUB The regular meeting of the Clarksville Lions Club was held on Monday evening, January 13 in the lunch room of Pete & Shortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with 6 members present. Vice President Robert Fenneman called the meeting to order. Minutes of the last meeting and the Treasurers report were read and approved. Old business none. New business included a discussion concerning the upcoming Waffle Breakfast that is scheduled for March 1, 2014 to be held in the Amvet Hall from 8:00 to 11:00 am. In previous years the Clarksville Cub scouts made the contacts for advanced sales and helped during the breakfast by bussing tables and carrying trays for people. The decision was made this year to continue with the Cub Scouts as in the past. However due to a lower number of Scouts the members of the Open Door Youth Center will undertake ticket sales also. Both groups will be contacting residents for advanced sales. The groups will earn $1.00 from each adult ticket for their projects. The public support is greatly appreciated by the Lions and both of the groups that will be making contact for sales. Tickets will still be available at the door. Ticket prices are $7.00 adults, $5.00 children ages 6 to 12 and under 6 no charge. Club members are reminded that the District Governor will be our guest for our February meeting. Meeting adjourned, Wayne E. Rohlwing - Sec., Treas. Bill Tjaden - Co.Sec. ________ CLARKSVILLE REBEKAH LODGE #533 The Clarksville Rebekahs met at the Church of Christ on January 13 at 1:30 p.m. with Vice Grand Dawn Coates presiding. Seven members answered roll call with one visitor.

The minutes from previous meeting were read and approved. Sisters reported sick just the Noble Grand was ill. There were no bills. Communications: The Hawkeye Odd Fellow was received and Grand Master and Rebekah Assembly President articles were read; a thank you from Helene Diller family was also read. Committee Report: Birthday potluck as 12:00 p.m. on January 27 honoring the last 3 months birthdays. Sister Dorothy gave a report on Thomas Wildey, the founder of Odd Fellowship. New Business: The secretary gave the audit report. With no further business, lodge was closed in due form. Betty Schurman Secretary ________ CLARKSVILLE AREA NURSING HOME AUXILIARY The Clarksville Area Nursing Home Auxiliary met on Tuesday, January 14, at 1:30 p.m. with 6 members present. President, Sandra Lebeck, called the meeting to order. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report were read and approved. February 11 at 1:30 p.m. will be the date of our next meeting. Mending dates will be January 22, February 5, & February 19 at 8 a.m. in the activity room. Barb Wygle will furnish cookies for the last half of January; Gert Wilken will furnish them for the first half of February. Evening bingo will be on Wednesday, January 15th, at 6:30 p.m. with Auxiliary members and helpers in charge. Dwane Hilmer won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haircut & Johanna Rottink won the ladies hair set for January. There have been no resident death/s since our December meeting. Bernice Hartzel and Frankie Austin returned to their homes. There is one new resident, Arlene Wedeking, who will have Marj Krull as her auxiliary friend. Gert Wilken moved; Marj Krull seconded that the auxiliary supervise 3 full games of bingo for both the Friday afternoon and Wednesday evening bingo sessions. Carried. Reminder: 2014 annual dues for auxiliary members ($2.00 for active members; $3.00 for inactive members) are payable anytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bring to any auxiliary meeting or give to any auxiliary member. If you have never been an auxiliary member, we invite you to come to our meeting at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our meetings are not long and we always top off our business meeting with refreshments and visiting afterwards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Good fellowship!!!! Marj Krull moved to adjourn; Vera Garbes seconded. Carried. Vera Garbes Secretary ________

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Merv Edeker and Bob Crumley to Play at the Waverly Senior Center The Waverly Senior Center will host the big band, oldies and swing sounds of Merv Edeker and Bob Crumley on Friday, January 24. The event will start with lunch at noon and music from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 506 E. Bremer Avenue in Waverly. Homemade soup, roll, dessert and a beverage will be offered at noon on a donation basis. RSVP requested by Thursday, January 23 to (319) 3525678. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging meals will also be available. Please call (319) 352-2463 to order your lunch 24 hours in advance. This event is free and open to all. Matthew Sharp named to UIU Athletic Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honor Roll for Fall 2013 FAYETTE-Matthew Sharp of Plainfield, and a member of the UIU Football team was named to the UIU Athletic Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honor Roll for Fall 2013. The Upper Iowa University Athletic Department will recognize 179 student-athletes who earned a spot on the Athletic Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honor Roll on Friday, Jan. 24 between the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball games against Concordia University, St. Paul. To earn consideration for the Athletic Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have earned a minimum 3.20 grade-point average during the 2013 fall semester. In years past, the standard was 3.0 but was raised last year to encourage Upper Iowa student-athletes to achieve at a higher level in the classroom.

1,821 Receive Degrees at ISU Commencement AMES - At Iowa State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter commencement ceremonies, 1,821 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,515 undergraduate degrees, 198 masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees, and 108 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees, 297 graduated â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Distinctionâ&#x20AC;? (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). Twenty-one students graduated â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Distinctionâ&#x20AC;? and as members of the Honors Program. Listed below are the area students who received degrees: Dumont: Abby Nolte, B.S. Bachelor of Science, Finance; New Hartford: Linda Geiger, B.S. - Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering, Cum Laude; Parkersburg: Bradi Johnson, M.Educ - Master of Education, Education

Waverly Health Center (WHC) will host the following events on Tuesday, February 4: â&#x20AC;˘ Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Caregiver Support Group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This group meets monthly and is designed to provide education and support to caregivers as they care for their loved one. Caregivers are encouraged to bring their loved ones with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or dementia to share in a separate music therapy session. The session will include singing, reminiscing and playing instruments led by Kara Rewerts, MTBC, WHCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board-certified music therapist. No musical background is needed. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stronger After Strokeâ&#x20AC;? Support Group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Gentle stretching, exercise and yoga will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Those who have had a stroke, no matter how long ago, and their caregivers are all welcome. Both events are free and will be held in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the WHC campus. Please park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils Rooftop Garden event entrance, located south of the Center Pharmacy drive-up.

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Cedar Valley Hospice to hold Grief Support groups in Waverly Cedar Valley Hospice is announcing upcoming grief support groups being held in Waverly. These support groups are open to residents in the community, regardless of whether their loved one was on a hospice program. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding Your Griefâ&#x20AC;? support group will meet Tuesdays in Waverly. The group begins Tuesday, Feb. 4 and meets each week from 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:30 p.m. through March 25. The support group is facilitated by Cheryl Elsbury-Reiher, Cedar Valley Hospice Grief Counselor. There is no cost to attend the support group, however pre-registration is required. A Breakfast Grief Support Group will be held in Waverly the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at Cliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant in Horton. If you are interested in more information regarding either of these support groups, please contact Cheryl Elsbury-Reiher at (319) 352-1274 or toll free (877) 485-7081.

Understanding Grief & Loss Support groups to begin The Bereavement Department of Hospice of North Iowa is offering three upcoming grief support group opportunities. Understanding Grief & Loss is an adult support group that will give you the opportunity to learn how grief impacts your life and ways to cope with grief after the death of a loved one. It also provides a chance to meet others in similar circumstances. * January 22-March 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (Wednesdays) Cardinal Grove Assisted Living conference room, 490 W. Lyon St., Garner * January 23-March 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Thursdays) Hospice of North Iowa conference room, 232 2nd St. NE, Mason City * January 26-March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Sundays) First Christian Church, 605 4th St. NE, Hampton There is no charge to participate. Space is limited. Please call 641428-6208 or 1-800-297-4719 to register.

Upper Iowa University Announces Fall 2013 Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List FAYETTE - Upper Iowa University has named the following area students to its 2013 Fall Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List: Brent Garland of Allison; Rachelle Kelmand Alecia Landers of Clarksville; Megan Rieken of Dumont; Kayla Noelting and Dustin Osier of Greene; Lorieann Kyhl of New Hartford; Erin Good and Jesse Otto of Parkersburg; Kayli Heine and Philip Trimble of Shell Rock. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

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Church Directory ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, Jan. 29: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 1:30 p.m. Worship Service at Allison Rehab Center Tuesday, Jan. 28: 9:00 a.m. SewSew Sisters Wednesday, Jan. 29: 6:00 p.m. 7th & 8 Grade Confirmation Thursday, Jan. 30: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Spring Saturday, Feb. 1: 7:00 a.m. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study at Elm Springs; The Corner Hours: 2-5 p.m. Middle School; 7-11 p.m. H.S. Trinity Reformed Church Pastor Gary Mulder 614 Cherry St. 319-267-2982 Note: Handicap Accessible Services are broadcast live on Dumont Cable Channel 998. Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, Jan. 29: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Senior High Youth Group Soup Supper APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, Jan. 26: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, Jan. 29: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, Jan. 26: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service

Dumont Sunday, Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Bristow. CLARKSVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, January 26: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington 278-4765 Sunday, January 26: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Monday, January 27: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Wednesday, January 29: 9:00 a.m. Newsletter folding; 6:15 p.m. Confirmation Class. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, January 26: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Sunday, January 26: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alive; 6:30 p.m. Pairs & Spares. Wednesday, January 29: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study & Dartball. New Life Lutheran Congregation

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Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Rev. Kris Snyder, Pastor 1st, 2nd and 5th Sundays; 3rd and 4th Sundays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Sunday, January 26: 8:00 a.m. Worship. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, January 26: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, January 29: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church 319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor pcgreen@omnitelcom.com Sunday, Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, Jan. 26: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Annual Meeting, No Sunday School or Luther League; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion; 2:00 p.m. Liebe Care Devotions; 4:00 p.m. Veggie Tales Family Fun Night Tuesday, Jan. 28: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Wednesday, Jan. 29: 7:00 a.m. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Confirmation Friday, Jan. 31: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Saturday, Feb. 1: 6:00 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion by Intinction NASHUASt. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Sunday, January 26: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Wednesday, January 29: 7:308:15 p.m. Youth Devotions. PLAINFIELD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, January 26: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, January 26: 9:00 a.m. Worship.

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First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, Jan. 26: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. AWANAS-Bible Verses, Stories, Refreshments Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS) 121 East Washington Pastor Michael Knox 319-231-9761 Sundays 9:30 a.m. KXEL AM Radio Bible Class The Double Edged Sword Saturday, January 25: 5:00 p.m. Worship; 6:00 p.m. Bible Class. Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, January 26: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, January 29: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, Jan. 26: 8:45 Sunday School, Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, Potluck Dinner; 12:15 p.m. Annual Church Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 29: 6:00 p.m. Pizza & Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, Feb. 1: 7:00 a.m. Prayer at Elm Springs WAVERLYSt. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church 2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 24: 7:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, January 25: 9:30 a.m. Marriage Encounter Meeting; 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass/ Archbishop Jackels celebrant; Parish Meal following. Sunday, January 26: 8:00 a.m. Mass/Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy of the Word/Archbishop Jackels celebrant; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Liturgy of the Word/Archbishop Jackels celebrant/Baptism of Taelynn Wegner. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, January 26: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church Missouri Synod â&#x20AC;&#x153;Church of the Lutheran Hourâ&#x20AC;? On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW Rev. Matthew Versemann & Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, January 26: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, January 29: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Mid-

Rev. Marvin Talamantez Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, Jan. 26: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Esther Helen (Biekert) Griner Esther Helen (Biekert) Griner died January 15, 2014 in her home in Sidney, Iowa. She was born February 9, 1932 at the farm home in Butler County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Otto and Linda (Schluter) Biekert, and was the 5th of 7 children. They all attended Fremont #8 school in Butler County, walking 1/4th mile, even in the winter. Esther was the first child in the family to attend high school (waiting 2 years following 8th grade before her father allowed her to go, as he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they needed more education). She enjoyed high school and was a cheerleader, actress, and singer. In 1952, she graduated 6th in her class from Greene, Iowa. While in high school, Esther met Leonard D. Griner, and they were married June 28, 1953. While raising 5 children, Esther began to work as a nursesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aide and later attended nursing school in 1972. She received her LPN license and then earned her associate RN degree. She worked as a nurse at the Oelwein Care Center approximately 15 years. Following retirement, she and Leonard moved to North East Iowa

Christian Service Camp near Bristow, Iowa to serve as caretakers for 13 years. They moved to Sidney, Iowa in October 2009 to be closer to one of their children. Esther greatly loved her family, and she enjoyed quilting. She had recently finished several more quilts for great-grandchildren, with other quilts left unfinished. She had a servantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart and did much to serve her Lord Jesus Christ throughout her lifetime, including helping with missions and visiting shut-ins. After her retirement, she volunteered time at local nursing homes and libraries. In June 2013, Esther and Leonard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with 47 out of 51 family members in attendance. Esther was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Linda Biekert, and siblings Viola Iserman, Lawrence Biekert, Maynard Biekert, and Arnold Biekert. She is survived by her husband Leonard and children David (Laura) Griner of Cookeville, Tennessee; Andrew (Lorraine) Griner of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Joel (Kathy) Griner or Tabor, Iowa; Lori (Romorrow) Anderson or Phoenix, Arizona; and Timothy (Julie) Griner of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, sisters Anna Ficken of Melbourne, Iowa; Dorothy Sutcliffe of Plainfield, Iowa; and sister-in-laws Norma Biekert of Nashua, Iowa; and Phyllis Biekert of Mason City, Iowa. She was blessed to know and love 15 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren, with 4 more soon to arrive. Memorial services are pending for Sunday February 9, 2014 at First Christian Church in Tabor, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to Leonard Griner 901 Clay St. Apt. 20 Sidney, IA 51652-2008.

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $164,200 in Scholarships DES MOINES - College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $164,200 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA). There are 62 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall and 27 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa State University. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry. The awards include: One $10,000 one-year scholarship; two $6,000 one-year scholarships; three $5,500 one-year scholarships; six $5,000 one-year scholarships; two $3,000 one-year scholarships; two $2,500 one-year scholarships; twelve $2,000 oneyear scholarships; seven $1,500 one-year scholarships; one $1,200 one-year scholarship; forty-five $1,000 one-year scholarships; eight $500 one-year scholarships Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website (http://www.iowastatefair.org/ competition/sale-of-champions/ winners-circle-scholarships) or by calling 515/291-3941. Selec-

tion will be based on level of 4-H/ FFA involvement in livestock and other agricultural project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1, and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by May 1. All materials should be sent to IFAA Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046. Winners will be announced during the 2014 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 16, an event sponsored by IFAA. The IFAA is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agricultural project members to pursue ag-related careers. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Circle Club donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing Comparesâ&#x20AC;? to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit www.iowastatefair.org.

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State Senator Amanda Ragan escorts Governor Terry Branstad back to his office after he delivered his 2014 Condition of the State Address to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature. In his address, Governor Branstad praised the bipartisan work of Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa Legislature in the areas of economic growth, education and health care.

AROUND THE DISTRICT NIACC graduate recognized on opening day of session On the opening day of session, the Iowa Senate applauded the accomplishments of Donald Katterhenry, a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College. He was mentioned in the opening day address by the Senate Majority Leader when he discussed last year’s bipartisan investment in workforce training to grow Iowa’s middle class. Donald is from Mason City. Thanks to the GAP Tuition Program we funded last year, he earned his Commercial Driver’s License and is now employed by TMC Transportation. Business leaders say Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers is hampering growth and investment in Iowa. Don has shown what happens when we help Iowa workers gain valuable job skills. I hope her example will inspire all legislators to continue investing in Iowans. Local business receives award to reduce trash Armour-Eckrich Meats of Mason City will receive financial assistance through the DNR Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP) to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and landfilled. The company has been awarded $19,218 to keep its organic waste from freezing prior to delivery to a local digester facility. Using the local digester keeps the organic material out of the landfill and protects the environment from methane emissions. Two local organizations receive arts grant The Iowa Arts Council has awarded funding to the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education in Hampton. The organization will receive $5,000 to put on an Arts Education Leadership Conference that will train future leaders for local school districts and professional fine arts organizations. In addition, Wright on the Park in Mason City will receive $2,175 for its Speakers’ Bureau to present “Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School.” This series will bring three presentations to Mason City to increase understanding and appreciation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work as an art form, the music of William Wright and its impact on the developing artistry of his son Frank Lloyd Wright, and the work of John Howe, Taliesin Fellow, architect and head draftsman for Frank Lloyd Wright. Funding comes from the Iowa Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. The deadline for the next round of grants is February 3. Go to www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/overview.shtml for more information. SESSION SHOULD FOCUS ON GROWING IOWA’S MIDDLE CLASS The 2014 legislative session gaveled in on January 13. This year, strengthening Iowa’s middle class remains my top priority. We can do it by building on the

many bipartisan successes of last year. We approved the largest tax cut in state history, froze university tuition, improved job-training opportunities and increased access to affordable health care. This year, I hope we’ll take that same approach to funding for our local schools after several unpredictable years. Providing our children with a great education and expanding our middle class go hand in hand. The number of Iowa kids growing up in poverty is at a 50-year high, and our state’s childhood poverty rate is climbing faster than the national average. At the same time, the gap in student achievement between well-off and low-income students is also growing. We must make a strong investment in our local schools, but Iowa family incomes also need a boost. Increasing family incomes is good for the Iowa economy and helps our kids do their best in school. Last spring, we cut taxes on working families and expanded job-training efforts to prepare more parents for higher-skilled, better-paying work. Iowa’s fiscal house in order, with record-high amounts in our reserve funds. That means this year we can modestly invest in schoolchildren, creating good jobs and ensuring Iowans can earn enough to provide for their families. In the weeks and months ahead, I’ll be working on these priorities with the Governor, the House and my colleagues in the Senate. As we do, I want to know what your think. Often I hear the best ideas from the people in my district. If you have suggestions, please contact me. STAY IN TOUCH IN 2014 With the Legislature back in session, I want to make sure you know what’s happening. There are many ways to follow the action. I’ll be sending out regular updates on the key issues we’re addressing from week-to-week in the Senate. I’ll also participate in local forums, where we’ll have a chance to talk face-to-face. There are several online resources to help you stay informed as well. I invite you to check out my Senate Web page at www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/ragan, and encourage you to share this site with others who might be interested in signing up for my newsletter, connecting with me on Facebook or checking out my Senate photos. This session, I am serving as an Assistant Senate Majority Leader, chair of the Human Resources Committee and vice-chair of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. I am also a member of the Appropriations, Natural Resources & Environment, Rules & Administration and Veterans Affairs committees. Please feel free to e-mail me at amanda.ragan@legis.iowa.gov. I can also be reached through the Senate switchboard at 515-2813371.

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Another exciting year is off and running and while there is talk of a relatively brief session, we still have plenty of work to do on behalf of the great people of Iowa. It has been a privilege to serve you in the Iowa Legislature. I have always made it my priority to represent your views while in Des Moines. Two years ago when I was elected to serve House District 50, I made the commitment to you that I would work to make sure we spent less than the state collects and not use one-time money to fund on-going needs . I continued the tradition of visiting each town every year to hold town meetings and gather input from my constituents. I am also proud to say that another year has passed and I still haven’t missed a vote on the house floor in 7 years, something I take great pride in. I hope you keep in touch during the legislative session and keep an eye out for my town meetings that will be taking place throughout the district in the coming months. Stop by the Capitol and say hello. Every year in the first week of session, the Governor comes before a joint session of the Legislature to give his Condition of the State Address. This year Governor Branstad gave his address on Tuesday. During his Condition of the State address on Tuesday, Governor Terry Branstad laid out his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015. The proposal implements the major policy initiatives passed by the Legislature during the 2013 session and introduces some new ideas as well. The Governor’s budget is proposing to spend $7,000.9 billion from the General Fund in FY 2015. This is slightly above the Revenue Estimating Conference’s December ongoing revenue estimate of $6,983.2 billion. The proposal represents an increase of $505 million over the FY 2014 budget. Over $330 million of the increase goes to implement two bills – the Commercial Property Tax Relief bill and the landmark Education Reform package, which included raising supplemental state aid for schools by $245 per student. Another $86 million is solely for paying the state’s share of Medicaid costs. Due to Iowa’s strong economy and federal changes to the financing formula, the state’s share of Medicaid is at an alltime high. On the revenue side, Governor Branstad proposed that the state eliminate the income tax collected on military pensions. This would result in a $10 million reduction in ongoing revenue in FY 2015. At this point, there is no federal tax coupling bill since Congress has not enacted any changes to the federal tax code yet. That may change if the omnibus appropriations bill being considered this week in Washington passes. Highlights of the Governor’s budget proposals include: Home Base Iowa – Governor Branstad has requested two separate $1 million appropriations for implementation of the Home Base Iowa initiative, which will work to attract veterans to Iowa. The first request will fund an Iowa Workforce Development study researching the compatibility of military occupational training and service with state licensing requirements. The second request would fund a grant to a non-profit veteran service organization to market Iowa as a place for veterans to locate after completing their military service.

Apprenticeships – As part of his proposals to help Iowans acquire the necessary work skills to join and advance up the career ladder, the Governor provided funding for two different apprenticeship programs. The Governor is expected to introduce legislation revising the 260F program to change the focus to apprenticeship training. This would include increasing the funding available for this program by $1 million. The Governor is also proposing to expand the existing Innovative Business Internship Program, by providing apprenticeship opportunities to Iowa students studying in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and providing $2 million as incentives to employers to participate. Supplemental State Aid for schools – Governor Branstad’s budget provides funding for the $245 per student increase (4%) in supplemental state aid to schools in FY 15 that was approved last session. Mental Health Equalization Fund – The Governor did include the $29.8 million in equalization funding that was initially provided last year. There was some speculation that these funds would not be included in the FY 2015 proposal. Regents Institutions – Governor Branstad provided the 4% increase in general aid funding for the three Regents universities. 2.3% is for maintaining the tuition freeze, while the remaining 1.7% is for their on-time graduation initiatives. The Governor provided initial funding in the RIIF budget for the next series of infrastructure projects at each of the universities. Community Colleges – The Governor maintained community college general aid funding at the FY 14 level. Some Iowans were initially concerned that the Governor’s budget proposal called for spending more than the ongoing revenue projection by the Revenue Estimating Conference. The difference is approximately $27.7 million, which is a relatively small gap to be closed. And in the past three years, the budgets enacted by the Legislature and signed by the Governor have been lower than his initial proposal. You can rest assured that House Republicans will not end the 2014 legislative session until they have passed a budget that meets their budgeting principles: • We will spend less than the state collects • We will not use one-time money to fund on-going needs • We will not balance the budget by intentionally underfunding programs • We will return unused tax dollars to Iowa’s taxpayers. CONTINUE TO KEEP IN TOUCH In addition to my Listening Posts, I have produced this newsletter called “The Grassley Bulletin” to keep you informed of the issues going on at the Capitol. The Bulletin is distributed to local newspapers and interested constituents. I encourage you to contact me at any time throughout the year with any issues or concerns. Whether I am down in Des Moines or on the farm in New Hartford, remember that I work for you. Without your input, I cannot properly represent your views. I look forward to hearing from you this legislative session, and I am excited to continue my work for the people of House District 50.

Spare Me The Details…. By Vicky Malfero Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 1/15/14 Wyffel’s Hybrids 8-4 A&M Electric 8-4 Sonya’s Salon 6-6 Dralle’s Dept. Store 5-7 Allison Pharmacy 5-7 Emerald Door Inn 4-8 High Game / High Series Jack Majewski 201,204/594, Matt Katcher 221/576, Gordy Smith 201/567, Mike Salge 222/554, Daryl Healey 549, Clark Freesemann 543, Dick Reser 541, Darin Trees 523, Liz Kotenbrink 519, Derek Lines

514, Dave Iverson 201/513, Randy Moad 508, Mike Harper 210. Thursday Night Mixed Pin Buster League Date Bowled: Thursday, 1/16/14 Freeze Frame 6-2 Feldmeier’s 6-2 Curly’s DD 6-2 Pioneer 4-4 Cooper’s 1-7 Buck Wild 1-7 High Game / High Series Matt Katcher 234/583, Clark Freesemann 219/580, Tony Mathis 202/551, Kevin McConaughy 201/537, Curt Shurman 200/530, Marv Enabnit 527, Curt Henrichs 216/519, Brett Steere 517, Randy Moad 205/516, Seth Flemming 219/514, Derek Lines 208/511, Scott Buss 504, Jim Blockus 502.

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Linda Upmeyer Newsletter The 2014 legislative session has officially kicked off and I am excited to get back to work on your behalf. It is a privilege to continue to represent and serve you in the Iowa House. In addition to committees beginning their work, this week was also a week of speeches on the House floor. As Majority Leader, I have the honor of delivering remarks during the session’s opening ceremonies. As I stated in my speech, after spending time traveling around our state, there is something on Iowans’ minds that I would challenge my colleagues in the Legislature to seriously consider. There is increasing concern that gridlock has taken hold in Washington, D.C. What was once an effective legislative process has instead devolved into crisis management, unable to escape a campaign mentality. With public confidence in the federal government at an all-time low, it is a credit to the work done by the Iowa House, Senate, and Governor Branstad that Iowans do have confidence in their state government. In Iowa, we still put people before politics. We still come together and get our work done. We still hold ourselves accountable. When we say that we are going to let Iowa taxpayers keep more of their money, we do it. When we commit to common sense budget principles, we follow them. We work hard to deliver on our promises. As we move forward, we will focus on policies that increase opportunities for low-income Iowans to find high-paying careers. We’ll continue to focus on ways to produce a world-class workforce. We’ll work to make a college degree more affordable and

skills training more accessible. That is a job-growth agenda. It is an agenda that will promote a strong middle class and makes the dream of upward mobility and opportunity a more likely one for all Iowans. To view my comments in their entirety, visit www.iowahouserepublicans.com. The Governor also addressed Iowans this week as he delivered his annual Condition of the State on Tuesday. Not only did the Governor discuss his policy priorities, but also presented his budget. I want to compliment Governor Branstad on providing us with his budget recommendations on only the second day of session. By Iowa law, the Governor actually has 30 days after the start of session to present his budget proposal. We are currently reviewing the Governor’s budget recommendations and look forward to working with him and the Senate to reach final agreement. Have no doubt that we will continue to stick to our budgeting principles that have worked so well over the past three years. We also heard from Chief Justice Mark Cady as he delivered the annual Condition of the Judiciary address on Wednesday. I appreciated hearing about the Iowa Supreme Court’s efforts to improve technology and increase efficiency and transparency in our court system. Iowa will be the first paperless court system in the nation. If you are planning a trip to the Capitol in the coming months, I would love to see you! Feel free to contact me anytime at linda. upmeyer@legis.iowa.gov or 515-281-4618 to schedule a visit or to make me aware of any issues you care about.

Still Crazy after All These Years: Preventive Services and Healthy Aging By: Ron Pollack A fun-loving, active couple I know, both of whom are older than 85, recently performed in an hour-long musical production. And they were pretty darn good! They are clearly in love and enjoying life. What are they doing right? They told me that they “take care of themselves.” Nothing magical, and no miracle treatments have extended their golden years. Both these friends eat healthily, exercise, and see a doctor regularly to catch problems early. Both have had colon cancer, which was detected early and treated successfully. Both take medication for their high blood pressure. One of them is managing diabetes. Both go to the doctor once a year—even if they feel great—to get “some basic tests.” The way they take care of themselves mirrors a key public health strategy: Getting appropriate screenings and regular check-ups, which can prevent disease or detect disease early when treatment is more effective. These services include screenings for chronic conditions, immunizations, and counseling about personal behaviors like eating habits. Despite the fact that preventive services can save lives, only 25 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 are up-to-date on getting preventive services, and less than 50 percent of adults aged 65 years and older are up-to-date on these services. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act makes getting preventive services easier—and easier to afford. Private insurance and Medicare must cover all preventive services that are recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force for free. These services include · age-appropriate immunizations · screenings for high blood pressure and cholesterol; · screenings for colon, breast, and prostate cancer · bone mass testing for osteoporosis · screening for diabetes And Medicare now provides a free “Welcome to Medicare Exam.” This is an initial physical exam you can get within the first year of signing up for Medicare Part B (which covers doctor and other outpatient care). This exam looks at your current health status, identifies risk factors, reviews your medications, and sets reasonable goals for improving your health.

This visit also looks for weight, hearing, and vision issues, which are critical for older patients. In addition, Medicare provides an annual, free “Wellness Exam,” which includes many of the same tests as the Welcome to Medicare Exam. During these exams, you and your doctor have the opportunity to work together over the long term to achieve health and wellness goals. We all want to have a long, healthy life. What are the “secrets” of living to an advanced age? Research gives us some clues that reinforce the common sense of the friends I mentioned earlier. A large-scale study found that five key factors make a tremendous difference in longevity and quality of life: 1. not smoking 2. maintaining a healthy weight 3. keeping blood pressure under control 4. controlling diabetes 5. staying physically active An older person who scores well on these key factors has a 10 times greater chance of reaching 90 and being healthier. The regular wellness visits and screening and preventive services that are now available and affordable under the Affordable Care Act are key to putting you on the path to a long, healthy life. Of course, if you do get sick, Medicare covers your doctor and hospital bills the same as it always has. Make sure you understand what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t and how Medicare works with any other coverage you have (like a Medigap policy, coverage from a former employer, or Medicaid). If you have questions, call 1-800-MEDICARE. You can ask for the name and number of your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which offers free insurance counseling to everyone with Medicare. (A couple of important notes about costs: While you do not have to pay for many preventive services, you may have to pay for a doctor visit if you receive additional services while you are there. Also, if you need to have more frequent screenings, you may have to pay for those screenings. And if you receive your preventive services in an ambulatory surgical center or a hospital’s outpatient department rather than at your doctor’s office, you may have to pay for those services.)


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Yard and Garden: Plants for Shady Areas AMES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If planning for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s garden includes finding new plants for shady areas, consider the recommendations of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists while paging through and ordering from garden catalogs this winter. The horticulturists also answer questions that come to Hortline, Iowa Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horticulture hotline. Reach Hortline by calling 515-294-3108 or emailing hortline@iastate.edu. What are some good annuals for shady garden areas? Annuals that can be successfully grown in shady areas include wax begonia (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum), impatiens (Impatiens walleriana), lobelia (Lobelia erinus), coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides), wishbone flower (Torenia fournieri) and pansy (Viola x wittrockiana). Which perennials grow well in shady locations? Perennials that are good choices for partially to heavily shaded locations include black snakeroot (Actaea racemosa), red baneberry (Actaea rubra), ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mantle (Alchemilla mollis), astilbe (Astilbe spp.), Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum), heartleaf brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla), bleeding heart (Dicentra spp.), Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra), hosta (Hosta spp.), crested iris (Iris cristata), cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), Jacobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum), lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.), celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) and toad lily (Tricyrtis spp.). What are some good native perennials for a shady site? When selecting plants for the shade garden, one group of plants that is often overlooked are native woodland wildflowers. Since they are native to the state, woodland wildflowers are well adapted to the area. They are easy to grow and perform well when given a favorable environment. Native woodland wildflow-

ers that make good additions to the home landscape include wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), goatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beard (Aruncus dioicus), Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense), Dutchmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), shooting star (Dodecatheon meadia), false Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seal (Maianthemum racemosum), Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica), woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), May apple (Podophyllum peltatum), Solomonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seal (Polygonatum biflorum), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), trillium (Trillium spp.), merrybells (Uvularia grandiflora) and others. Obtaining plants is easy. Woodland wildflowers are readily available at garden centers and mail-order nurseries. Do not remove plants from natural woodland areas. What are some good groundcovers for shade? Excellent groundcovers for shade include bugleweed (Ajuga spp.), wild ginger (Asarum canadense and A. europaeum), barrenwort (Epimedium spp.), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), hosta (Hosta spp.), yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon), spotted deadnettle (Lamium maculatum), creeping lily-turf (Liriope spicata), Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis), lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.), foam flower (Tiarella cordifolia) and vinca (Vinca minor). Variegated bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weed (Aegopodium podagraria â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Variegatumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;) and lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) are two other shade-tolerant groundcovers. Unfortunately, both plants spread rapidly and often become invasive. These aggressive spreaders should not be planted with other perennials as they quickly crowd out neighboring plants. Variegated bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weed and lily-of-the-valley should be planted only in areas where they can be confined (for example, between a building and sidewalk) or allowed to spread freely.

College Student Aid Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension Family Finance specialist 641-512-0650 Schmitt@iastate.edu While you are congratulating your college student on their semester of work or planning to have the talk about putting more focus on studies, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pass up the chance to visit about finances. An easy way to start might be to take a look at the FAFSA forms that are available online beginning January 1st. Looking at them together will make it easier to ensure you have the right answers. That conversation might also open the door to more conversations about spending and what will be needed for the next semester. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for your child to set up a budget when they leave home for their first semester of school. There are too many unknowns, and the skills needed to manage money

vary widely. If your college student didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do a good job of tracking their spending, now would be a good time to encourage the habit. Several online programs are available that automatically compile debit and credit transactions, spread sheet software is probably loaded on their college laptop, or you can go â&#x20AC;&#x153;old schoolâ&#x20AC;? and suggest using a journal or financial calendar. Because spending is an individual matter, the estimates provided by the Financial Aid office might be inaccurate. Documented spending records are the best guide to determine what funds will be needed for the next year of school. Financial concerns are a leading cause for failure to complete a program of study. Now is a good time to work together to establish or modify a spending plan and resolve an area of stress that can be distracting.

Enjoying Winter Birding and Wildlife Program at Waverly Library Winter can be a good time to enjoy viewing our bird and animal wildlife, plus a nice way to appreciate our great natural resources right here in our own backyards and parks. To better help you to learn more about how to enjoy, recognize and support our winter wildlife natives and visitors, come to the Waverly Library on Thursday, January 23rd, @ 6:30 p.m. This meeting is free and open to the public. Program presenters include Steve

Martin, Clarksville, Butler County Conservation Department, and Ron Lenth, Tripoli, Bremer Iowa State University Extension Coordinator. Topics to be covered include identification keys, tips on successful feeding and devices, habitats for survival and attracting of wildlife. Whether you are just beginning to better appreciate our outdoor creatures, or a seasoned veteran, there should be something for all ages to learn.

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Before Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Too Late! Yesterday, January 15th, I was able to tune in to one of the Iowa Learning Farms webinars. It was a summary of their ten year history and I learned many new things. (My history with the Iowa Learning Farms goes back only one year!) When first begun in 2004, the original name was Iowa Learning Farm and those in charge were constantly asked, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where is the farm?â&#x20AC;? So it became Iowa Learning Farms and in 2013, there were 79 farmer partners and 10 or 11 will be added in 2014. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the whole concept behind learning farms? These farmer partners are running experiments on their farms from cover crops to bioreactors to tillage practices. Experiments are run, data is collected and then shared with other farmers. The major point of emphasis is that â&#x20AC;&#x153;All farmers, large or small, need to practice conservation practices.â&#x20AC;? There is no magic one-size-fits-all solution; it needs to become a whole farm approach, almost a way of life. Cover crops became a hot topic as far back as 2008 when those first cover crop acres were planted. In 2013, over 30,000 new to production acres were planted to cover crops. What happened to that old saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any

more landâ&#x20AC;?? The truth is, building sites are being knocked down, ground is coming out of CRP and (in MN) cemeteries are even being plowed under. That means more land and what people do with it must be well thought out. (Really, knocking down cemeteries is just wrong, in my book!) Since its conception in 2004, Iowa Learning Farms have sponsored over 700 events and reached over 80,000 people! Of these events, 32 were farm field days demonstrating the use of cover crops. Of the farmers who attend these field days, 86% did end up making changes in their conservation practices. Conservation canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a oneand-done philosophy; it is a total change of farming by implementing strategies to keep the soil we have and protect our water sources. The webinar closed with this quote from Dr. Seussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Lorax â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to us to change things and conserve what we have, before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late!

Business Education for Farm Women Offered by ISU Extension and Outreach AMES, Iowa ��&#x20AC;&#x201D; Farm women with a passion for being involved in the business and wanting to learn how to manage farm operation risk have several educational opportunities available to them. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers classes designed to empower women to be better business partners and owners. Farm women will learn how to build networks, and manage and organize critical information. Several different types of classes are being offered across the state during the coming year. Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project course The traditional Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project course consists of six, three-hour class sessions that include presentations and hands-on activities with women agriculture professionals. Discussions on topics of importance to farm families, plus available resources to help achieve success are also part of each class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project experience is one that empowers and improves the lives of farm women,â&#x20AC;? said Marsha Laux, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach value added agriculture program and statewide Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project coordinator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The experiences, resources and support network translate into increased confidence and informed decision-making.â&#x20AC;? Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project helps farm women learn about farm management skills in a comfortable setting. 2014 Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project course locations and start dates â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 3, Gilbert - Gilbert High School, 312 Gretten Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 4, Rockwell City - Calhoun County Extension Office, 521 4th Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 6, Greenfield - Greenfield City Hall Meeting Room, 202 S 1st Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 13, Dyersville - James Kennedy Public Library, 320 1st Ave. East. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ March 6, Denison - Crawford County Extension Office, 35 S. Main Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ March 18, Cherokee - Cherokee County Extension Office, 209 Centennial Drive. Light meal at 5:30 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. Managing for Today and To-

morrow Another course offered by the Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project education team is Managing for Today and Tomorrow. This course focuses on the management processes and decisions needed to make successful farm transitions. The program includes hands-on activities, interaction with local professionals and up-to-date resources. Participants of all ages and experience level will practice tasks to increase confidence in setting goals, nurturing effective family conversations and defining the farm legacy. The fivesession program includes a 298 page workbook. 2014 Managing for Today and Tomorrow locations and start dates â&#x20AC;˘ Jan. 28, Oskaloosa - Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street. Light meal at 5:30 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 4, Monticello - Jones County Extension Office, 800 N. Maple St. Ste 2. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 4, Webster City - Hamilton County Extension Office, 311 Bank Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ Feb. 6, Burlington - SCC River Park Place, 610 N. 4th Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ March 4, Osage - Mitchell County Extension Office, 315 Main Street. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘ March 13, Van Horne - Van Horne Community Center, 508 1st Ave. Light meal at 5:45 p.m.; Class 6 to 9 p.m. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partners with the following statewide sponsors to offer Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Project, Managing for Today and Tomorrow, and other farm management courses designed for women â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Farm Credit Services of America, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2011-49400-30584, the USDA Risk Management Agency, and Farm Credit National Contributions. More information on these and other courses, along with online or mail in registration instructions, are available at: http:// www.aep.iastate.edu/annie. For more information, contact Marsha Laux at 641-919-7016, mlaux@iastate.edu; or a county Extension and Outreach office.

You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet many people with style, energy and self-confidence like that of Dane Thompson. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Cedar Falls resident, a 2008 CFHS graduate, earned a UNI degree in 2012, a celebrated Red Sox fan, a general manager of The Other Place - a restaurant and bar in Cedar Falls, a pretty good athlete, a bonafide singer and now a shoe designer. Yes, a fledgling entrepreneurial shoe designer entering the sports world, and he lives right here in the Cedar Valley! Dane Thompson entered the crazy, multi-billion dollar industry of sports branding and marketing when he entered a contest in early December sponsored by Nike Golf, allowing fans to design a pair of golf shoes for Tiger Woods. As a devout follower and fan of Woods, Thompson, a golf enthusiast, especially liked the challenge to customize a pair of TWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;14 shoes. An incentive for entering the contest was Tiger Woods would personally choose the winning design. Additionally the winning designer will receive a couple pairs from Nike and Woods will sport the newly designed shoes while playing in an upcoming tournament event in early 2014. Contemplating the entry criteria and envisioning possible designs, Thompson realized Tiger Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brand, although worldwide, and felt the necessity to place a strong emphasis on the golferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s country and loyalty to fans. Thompson wanted to specifically capitalize on the fact Woods is one of the most recognizable and most popular United States athletes ever. The color design needed to show Tigerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration and support for the USA in the upcoming Olympics and his intention to continued participation in the annual Ryder Cup tournament. The shoe Thompson eventually designed and sketched utilized a patriotic theme in color with white leather, blue midsole, and a dominant red Nike Swoosh, accented with red laces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew I definitely wanted to use a USA theme with patriotic colors. Knowing Tiger was really support-

ing his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, in her attempt to reach the Olympics, and also realizing Tiger will possibly play Ryder Cup again, I knew I had to come up with something special for my favorite golferâ&#x20AC;?, Thompson recounted on his design and cosmetic decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The shoe was easy to design after I had the colors chosen; just needed to make sure everything fit together.â&#x20AC;? Realizing creativity, style and color were important to the input and mojo of the TWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;14 shoe, Thompson tweeted Nike with his entry, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Big year for Tiger. Olympics (Vonn) Chasing #15 (U.S. Open?) and Ryder Cupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Thompson had confidence his shoe would be noticed. Nike listened to his tweet and noticed his patriotic themed shoe, picking Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entry as one of three finalists. Thompson waited anxiously as the New Year dawned for word of when Tiger would make his choice of winner. Finally on January 7, Thompson received a tweet from Tiger Woods, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I asked for TW14 @ NIKEiD designs, you delivered. My favorite is from @Dane Thompson. Spot em on Tour soon.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tiger had chosen his favorite and Dane Thompson was the winner. Congratulations to Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest sports world entrepreneur. When Tiger walks, we emphatically will notice!

February SHARE Packages available February Share Packages are now available - Purchase one, all or any combination. Orders need to be placed before February 7. Food Pickup will be February 21 or 22 depending upon location. (A) Best Value Package $25.00 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save up to 50% on your groceriesâ&#x20AC;? includes.79 lb. Fully Cooked Jumbo All Beef and Pork Smoked Sausage, 1 lb. Grilled Diced Chicken Breast, 1.5 lb. Hormel Always Tender Pork Roast, 4 - 2.5 oz. Fully Cooked Mini Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches, 20 oz. Frozen Winter Blend Vegetables, 12 oz. Bonserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homestyle Noodles, Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment (so fresh you might think we picked them ourselves); (B) Grocery Package $13.50 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Purchase with an (A) to double your fruits and vegetablesâ&#x20AC;? includes Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment (so fresh you might think we picked them ourselves), 20 oz. Frozen Winter Blend Vegetables, 12 oz. Bonserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Homestyle Noodles; (C) Meat Only Package $13.50â&#x20AC;&#x153;Purchase with an (A) package to double your meatâ&#x20AC;? includes .79 lb. Fully Cooked Jumbo All Beef and Pork Smoked Sausage, 1 lb. Grilled Diced Chicken Breast, 1.5 lb. Hormel Always Tender Pork Roast, 4 - 2.5 oz. Fully Cooked Mini Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwiches; (D) Breakfast Sandwiches $15.00 includes 12 - 4.4 oz. Egg, Cheese and a Chicken Sausage Pattie, in between two Whole Grain Pancakes (E) Charbroiled Beef Burgers $18.00 includes 18- 5 oz. Fully

Cooked Grill Marked Hamburgers; (F) Pasta Box $19.00 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Premium Qualityâ&#x20AC;? includes 18 oz. Stuffed Shells, 18 oz. Stuffed Manicotti, 13 oz. Ravioli, 16 oz. Tri - Color Tortellini, 12 oz. Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Ziti, 12 oz. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Ziti 13 oz. Potato and Cheddar Pierogies; (G) Seafood Box $21.00 includes 1.5 lb. Buttermilk Breaded Shrimp, 4 - 4 oz. Salmon Fillets, 4 - 4 oz. Perch Fillets, 4 - 4 oz. Cod Fillets; The following are *choice items. In order to purchase these items you must first purchase One of the above packages A, B, C, D, E, F or G: (H) *Choice Item/Grill Pack $8.00 includes 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 oz. Beef Steaks, 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 oz. Pork Chops, 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 oz. Chicken Breast; (I) *Choice Item/ Frozen Vegetable Box $12.00 includes 2- 12 oz. Broccoli, 2- 12 oz. Corn, 2- 12 oz. Winter Blend (Broccoli & Cauliflower), 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 oz. Summer Blend (squash, green beans, red pepper, carrots); (J) *Choice Item/Chicken Breast Nuggets $6.00 includes 2 lb. Ready to Cook, Chicken Breast Nuggets; (K) *Choice Item/Apple Pie & Cinnamon Rolls $7.00 includes 10 inch/48 oz. Ready to Bake, Double Crust Apple Pie & 22 oz. Package Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls. Monthly food packages may be subject to last minute changes. Contact Dorothy Knoedler for more information, 319-885-6642.


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Even corps want love Everyone and everything wants to be liked â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even loved â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including companies and brands. Being a big cold-hearted, calloused thing that churns out stuff to buy just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t working anymore. In the constantly connected world, the approach no longer wins friends or customers. People have too many ways to express themselves, and ordinary folks are listening, agreeing and disagreeing. Just engaging real people worked for a little while, being social with them worked a bit, and being big just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to humanize the company. You know, distance them from competition and be more personable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more real like you and me. Humanizing Brands As the agency Hill Holiday recently pointed out, some companies are breaking down corporate walls, leveling the organization and empowering/encouraging employees to act as humans rather than policy distributors/enforcers. According to the study, the most admired brands and organizations have become flatter and less centralized. They listen to the world around them and are open to social influence. They use data to organize their capabilities around an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs, rather than the other way around. In short, the most successful companies have recognized that fortress behavior is no longer an effective approach to interacting with customers or communities. The toughest part of humanizing a company, though, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just setting/dictating a new policy or a new program, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting everyone in the organization to believe they are real people who can make a meaningful, valuable contribution to the customer. Really? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy to believe the company/brand is human when: â&#x20AC;˘ The e-mail campaign to an inbox uses do not reply addresses. â&#x20AC;˘ Customer support/customer service folks get bonus points for the volume of calls they handle. â&#x20AC;˘ When a customer comes into the store, you recommend the highest profit margin rather than one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best value. â&#x20AC;˘ Customer support people have a script to follow, and any question/issue outside of that needs upper management. â&#x20AC;˘ The boss and sales people have well-scripted presentations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Say What? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It sounds like an over simplification but if you want to develop a sound relationship with customers, you have to do something that may be strange for people used to sending out social media blasts to the world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; listen. Consumers are anxious to talk with companies/brands but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be talked at. The best conversation starts with tell me â&#x20AC;Ś then shutting up. it. â&#x20AC;˘ Those who reach out with a question by e-mail or social media routes are simply not acknowledged or answered. Tough Job, Teamwork Let me say right here that customer service/support is a tough job, and in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s connected world, they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be singled out as the problem, but rather the symptom. In their job, the minute the person picks up the phone or reads the email, tweet or Facebook post, he/she knows youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re irritated or confused. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because the person on the other end is supposed to have the answer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; right away. Folks who like to call themselves social media experts are inclined to tell you that they have the magic key, the tools for creating a one-toone relationship with customers. The problem is people really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have an engagement/ relationship with a company/brand. Talk to Me But it is possible to humanize a company/brand throughout the organization, providing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to do the impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201C; listen.

Guest Editorial by Glenn Mollette

Learn English in America

Vicki Schoneman Butler County Treasurer MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON JANUARY 7, 2014. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Rex Ackerman with members Tom Heidenwirth and Mark V. Reiher present. Also present was Engineer John Riherd and Economic Development Director Jeff Kolb. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board met with Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District to hear FY15 funding request. Present were Jim Lindaman, Aplington, Iowa, Shirley Lindaman, Dumont, Iowa, Lee Folkerts, Allison, Iowa, Scott Bruns, Allison, Iowa, Carolyn Dirkson, Hampton, Iowa, Rich Juchems, Plainfield, Iowa and Lawrence Green, Allison, Iowa. Said request will be determined during the budget process. Board reviewed Quarterly Reports of the Auditor, Recorder and Sheriff and ordered placed on file. Board held Public Hearing on Revolving Loan Fund application of Cory Troyna dba A-P Tax & Accounting, Ltd. Present were Engineer John Riherd and Economic Development Director Jeff Kolb. Auditor reported no written or oral comments were received. At the close of the Public Hearing it was moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to approve the following: RESOLUTION #793 WHEREAS, The Butler County Board of Supervisors (hereinafter referred to as The Board) has approved a Small Business Loan Plan by Motion on May 18, 2004 to be administered by The Board for the purposes of assisting small businesses; and WHEREAS Cory Troyna, dba A-P Tax and Accounting, of Parkersburg, Iowa has ap-

plied for a small business loan from the Butler County Revolving Loan Fund in the amount of $10,000.00, and WHEREAS, the request has been approved by the Butler County Revolving Loan Fund Loan Review Committee. NOW, THEREFORE The Board approves the loan request subject to the terms and conditions as follows: 1. That a loan of $10,000.00 be approved for Cory Troyna, dba A-P Tax and Accounting, of Parkersburg, Iowa, subject to proof of additional financing from a lead bank and proof of at least ten percent (10%) owner equity into the project. 2. That the loan shall be repaid into the Revolving Loan Fund inclusive of all interest realized thereon according to the schedule: 3. Terms: The term of the note should be five years. The interest rate should be fixed at five percent (5%) per annum. 4. Payments: Monthly payments of interest and principal. 5. That Cory Troyna, dba A-P Tax and Accounting, of Parkersburg, Iowa, enter into a Loan Agreement with Butler County. 6. Penalties for late payment: a. After delinquency of five (5) days, the borrower shall be charged a late penalty the greater of $25.00 or one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month of the payment due. b. After ten (10) days, the borrower will be notified by certified mail. A meeting will be set up between The Board and the borrower to determine the degree of the problem and the steps needed for payment compliance. c. Non-payment after sixty (60) days following the meeting between The Board and borrower will cause Butler County to initiate foreclosure procedures unless a satisfactory repayment schedule is negotiated.

7. This loan shall be secured by a personal guarantee from Cory Troyna and a blanket security agreement on assets of the business. Passed this 7th day of January, 2014. UPON Roll Call the vote thereon was as follows: AYES: Tom Heidenwirth Rex Ackerman Mark V. Reiher NAYS: None WHEREUPON the Resolution was declared duly adopted. Board approved claims as submitted. Chairman Ackerman adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Motion carried. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a regular adjourned meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on January 7, 2014. ST&TJ-4-1 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CAROL JANE DEBUHR, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016255 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of CAROL JANE DEBUHR, Deceased, who died on or about September 22, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of October, 2013, the last will and testament of CAROL JANE DEBUHR, deceased, bearing date of the 12th day of March, 2008, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Marva Jo DeBuhr and Brenda Girkin

were appointed executors of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2013. Marva Jo DeBuhr and Brenda Girkin Executors of estate 4840 West Delacanoa, Amado, AZ 85645 1442 Columbus Dr., Waterloo, IA 50701 Brian D. Miller, ICIS PIN No: AT0005428 Attorney for executors 7 1st Ave. N.E., P.O. Box 533 Hampton, IA 50441-0533 Date of second publication 30th day of January, 2014 TJ-4-2 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF Eli D. Harms, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016281 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR

By Glenn Mollette My son and I got into a taxi in Louisville, Kentucky a few nights ago. We were going to the theatre during a downpour and didn't want to arrive drenched. When the taxi driver pulled up he couldn't understand a word I was saying. I tried to explain that we were just going a few blocks away. I pointed, talked slowly and even tried to help him figure out the GPS attached to his visor. I was sensitive and kind because I know what it's like to be in a foreign country. The conversation was almost impossible. Give me a break. He has moved to America, has a driver's license, works for a taxi company and is trying to drive people around Jefferson County, Kentucky. He did not speak much English! Finally, I was able to understand that he had moved here from South Africa and this was his second day of working as a taxi driver. I explained to him that I had been to South Africa, loved his country and welcomed him to America. I didn't say it but I wanted to shout "Learn the English language!"

I am happy for people who come to America. He is trying to work. I wonder how many people need a job but would never consider driving a cab? My hat is off to the people who are coming to America legally and working jobs that average Americans won't work. One big problem is that these well meaning new residents need to learn English. I realize this is tough to enforce since many Americans have trouble passing an English class. The national language for South Africa is English. Unfortunately there are at least ten other official languages and a multitude of unofficial languages. Many people in the country never become fluent in speaking English. They are brought up to learn the language of their tribe and struggle with English throughout their lives. This scenario makes it tough for everyone to be on the same level when it comes to national communication. I love South Africa, Mexico and a lot of other places but this is still America. Let's keep the conversation in English.

AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Eli D. Harms, Deceased, who died on or about January 1, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 13th day of January, 2014, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the

mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 15th day of January, 2014. David W. Harms Administrator of the Estate 22007 Sinclair Avenue Allison, IA 50602 David M. Engelbrecht, ICIS PIN: AT0002266 Attorney for the Administrator 123 First Street SE, P.O. Box 59 Waverly, IA 50677 Date of second publication 30th day of January, 2014 TJ-4-2

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North Butler Schools News

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North Butler sweeps quad at Newman MASON CITY – Six North

North Butler School News North Butler Middle School Straight “A” Honor Roll 1st Semester 4.00 GPA 6th Grade: Madison Klingenborg, Cassidy Staudt 7th Grade: Caitlin Hyman 8th Grade: Jared Feldman, Marcy Jacobs

Butler wrestlers went 3-0 in a makeup quadrangular dual meet at Mason City Newman on Friday night as the Bearcats were unbeaten on the night. Going unbeaten Friday were Tyler Merfeld (113), Tyler Bringman (126), Austin Janssen (132) Caleb Wedeking (145), Cody Nelson (152/160) and Jacob Goodrich (160/170). Coach Gordy Smith’s squad upended the host school 61-13 in the finale. The Bearcats started of with a 53-21 win over West Fork and in the middle dual defeated Riceville by a 56-12 score. A day after North Butler celebrated success, the Bearcats had a much rougher go at one of the most competitive dual tournaments they’ll see at Lake Mills. Nelson, top-ranked in Class 1A at 152, suffered his first loss of the season at Lake Mills. In fact, Nelson lost three times Saturday, getting pinned by sixth-ranked Noah Irons of Lake Mills in 4 minutes, 26 seconds, to Class 2A Thaylan Bowman of Humboldt in 0:52 and United South Central out of Minnesota’s Derek Herman in 1:06. That drops Nelson to 24-3 on the season. Top-ranked 145-pounder Caleb Wedeking, however, suffered his only loss against United South Central’s Dylan Herman, making him still unbeaten against Iowa competition and is 25-1 overall. The Bearcats were 2-3 at Lake Mills, earning wins over GarnerHayfield/Ventura, 48-24, and West Hancock, 71-6. Their losses were to Lake Mills, 51-25, Humboldt, 60-18 and United South Central, 46-27.

“A” Honor Roll 3.67 – 3.99 GPA 6th Grade: Rachel Cole, Grace Flammang, Mollie Hearn, Rainy Kock, Nadia Treichel, Chloe Van Ellen, Colby Wilkerson 7th Grade: Molly Adelmund, Trevor Brinkman, Chase Eiklenborg, Lauren Hawker, Nicholas Heuer, Jaden Mason, Alexandra Mathers, Andrew Morton, Emy Osterbuhr, Brandon Reiher, Michael Shafer, Alexis Stirling, Bryce Trees, Jasmine Wedeking 8th Grade: Johanna Duffield, Sarah Goodrich, Nicole Heeren, Karlie Klingenborg, Laura Kreimeyer, Dylan Mulder, Karly Nederhoff, Madison Pleas, Sage Sherburne, Rachel Steere, Abbie Wix “B” Honor Roll – 1st Semester 3.0 – 3.66 GPA 6th Grade: Gaige Anderson, Eric Brehmer, Kristianna Bright, Noah Briney, Melinda Collins, Colten Dralle, Kristin Dralle, Riley Engelhardt, Lillian Hinders, Colton Hobson, Teryn Joebgen, Ciara Kerr, Cooper Landers, Andrew Peters, Leighton Schoville, Ivee Steere 7th Grade: Brandon Adelmund, Kane Allison, Tristen Bradley, Jenna Hauser, Karter Junker, Rhett Lammers, Mariah Lewis, Levi Lubben, Connor McNeal, Philip McPherson, Ashley Mead, Tate Menne, Curtis Niedert, Beau Thompson, Trevor Ungs, Leilani White 8th Grade: Morgan Arjes, Gabriella Briney, Darby Christensen, Dylan Clipperton, Samuel Dolan, Dalton Fehlberg, Kaylie Fox, Steve Hinders, Eric Lursen, Karlee Ostendorf, Madison Pleas, Brandon Trees North Butler Middle School Straight “A” Honor Roll 2nd Quarter 4.00 GPA 6th Grade: Madison Klingenborg, Cassidy Staudt 7th Grade: Caitlin Hyman 8th Grade: Jared Feldman, Marcy Jacobs “A” Honor Roll 3.67 – 3.99 GPA 6th Grade: Rachel Cole, Grace Flammang, Mollie Hearn, Rainy Kock, Nadia Treichel, Chloe Van Ellen, Colby Wilkerson 7th Grade: Brandon Adelmund, Molly Adelmund, Trevor Brinkman, Chase Eiklenborg, Lauren Hawker, Nicholas Heuer, Jaden Mason, Alexandra Mathers, Andrew Morton, Emy Osterbuhr, Brandon Reiher, Michael Shafer, Alexis Stirling, Bryce Trees, Jasmine Wedeking 8th Grade: Johanna Duffield, Sarah Goodrich, Nicole Heeren, Karlie Klingenborg, Laura Kreimeyer, Dylan Mulder, Karly Nederhoff, Madison Pleas, Sage Sherburne, Rachel Steere, Abbie Wix

St. Ansgar's Natalie Halfman bounce passes the ball under the outstretched arms of North Butler's Channing Wunsch during this Corn Bowl contest on Friday, Jan. 10 at Greene. (Kristi Nixon photo)

No. 8 Bearcats cruise by N-P GREENE – Class 2A eighthranked North Butler left no doubt as to the outcome of this game as the Bearcats crushed Nashua-Plainfield 72-23 on Friday, Jan. 17. Kenzie Siemens led a trio in double-digit scoring as coach Jeff Lindell’s squad improved to 9-1 overall, 6-0 on the Corn Bowl Conference. Siemens was 6-of-11 from the field, including a three-pointer, and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line in scoring 17 points. Lisa Feldman added 15 points and Channing Wunsch chipped in with 12 points and eight rebounds as North Butler maintained control of the conference. Having a solid overall night, Emily Dolan scored seven, adding eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in the rout. Making it an overall team effort, Marisa Speedy accounted for seven points, seven assists and a team-high six of the team’s 28 steals.

North Butler 72, Nashua-Plainfield 23 Nashua-Plainfield (2-8, 0-6) – Sarah McMichael 1-3 0-0 3; Kennedy Haut 0-4 1-2 1; Aubry Bienemann 0-0 0-0 0; Cherith Winters 0-2 0-0 0; Mckala Liddle 0-1 0-0 0; Kayla Dietz 1-3 1-3 3; Megan Stille 0-0 0-0 0; Dallas Weiss 0-4 0-2 0; Marissa Janssen 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan Scribner 2-7 1-2 6; Jamie Baldwin 4-7 2-5 10; Abby Lumley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 8-31 5-14 23. North Butler (9-1, 6-0) – Jenny Rottler 3-7 0-0 7; Hallie Testroet 1-1 0-0 2; Katelyn Shultz 1-3 0-0 2; Marisa Speedy 2-3 3-4 7; Kenzie Siemens 6-11 4-4 17; Lisa Feldman 7-11 0-0 15; Emily Dolan 2-4 3-3 7; Channing Wunsch 6-11 0-2 12; Haley Landers 1-5 1-2 3. Totals 2956 11-16 72. St. Ansgar 45 North Butler 68

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Shaylon Lahr of North Butler spots up beyond the three-point line for one of his five 3-pointers he hit against St. Ansgar on Friday, Jan. 10. There were 20 total 3-pointers made between both teams as the Saints won 68-61. (Kristi Nixon photo)

GREENE – The North Butler boys basketball team used strong second and third quarters to down visiting Nashua-Plainfield 62-56 on Friday, Jan. 17. Reid Lammers scored a teamhigh 18 points and dished out five assists and North Butler got 11 points each from Jaret Wunsch and Todd Dolan as the Bearcats improved to 5-5 overall, 4-2 in the Corn Bowl Conference. The Bearcats trailed 18-11 after the first quarter, but then poured it on, outscoring the Huskies 35-22 in the second and third quarters en route to the victory. Shaylon Lahr led coach Dave Brown’s squad with eight rebounds and four steals while Gavin Scroggin recorded five blocked shots for the Bearcats.

“B” Honor Roll – 2nd Quarter 3.0 – 3.66 GPA 6th Grade: Gaige Anderson, Eric Brehmer, Kristianna Bright, Noah Briney, Melinda Collins, Colten Dralle, Kristin Dralle, Riley Engelhardt, Lillian Hinders, Colton Hobson, Teryn Joebgen, Ciara Kerr, Cooper Landers, Andrew Peters, Leighton Schoville, Ivee Steere 7th Grade: Kane Allison, Tristen Bradley, Jenna Hauser, Karter Junker, Rhett Lammers, Mariah Lewis, Levi Lubben, Connor McNeal, Philip McPherson, Ashley Mead, Tate Menne, Curtis Niedert, Beau Thompson, Trevor Ungs, Leilani White 8th Grade: Morgan Arjes, Gabriella Briney, Darby Christensen, Dylan Clipperton, Samuel Dolan, Dalton Fehlberg, Kaylie Fox, Steve Hinders, Eric Lursen, Karlee Ostendorf

North Butler 62, Nashua-Plainfield 56 Nashua-Plainfield (3-7, 1-5) – Zach Bond 1 0-0 3; Jordan Klingman 5 2-4 14; Philip Lines 0 2-2 2; Spencer White 7 0-0 16; Seth Harrington 9 0-0 21 Brody Schmitt 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 4-6 56. North Butler (5-5, 4-2) – Jaret Wunsch 4-11 0-0 11; Reid Lammers 7-9 5-5 19; Brandon Heuer 3-5 0-1 7; Carter Lewis 1-2 0-0 3; Reed Christensen 0-0 0-0 0; Todd Dolan 2-3 6-8 11; Shaylon Lahr 2-5 2-2 7; Gavin Scroggin 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 20-38 15-18 62. Nashua-Plainfield18 11 11 16 56 North Butler 11 16 19 1 6 62

Marisa Speedy (22) of North Butler grabs a rebound in front of St. Ansgar's Olivia Bisbee (41) during the second quarter of Friday's game. (Kristi Nixon photo)

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North Butler's Kenzie Siemens (30) and Jenny Rottler (12) defend St. Ansgar's Kelsie Willert underneath the basket during the Bearcats' 68-45 Corn Bowl Conference win. (Kristi Nixon photo)

Three point goals – N-P 8 (Harrington 3, Klingman 2, White 2, Bond); NB 7-18 (Wunsch 3-8, Lewis 1-2, Dolan 1-2, Lahr 1-2, Heuer 1-3, Lammers 0-1). Rebounds – NB 18, 2 off., 16 def. (Lahr 8, Dolan 4, Wunsch 2, Lammers 2, Heuer, Scroggin). Assists – NB 12 (Lammers 5, Wunsch 3, Heuer 3, Scroggin). Steals – NB 7 (Lahr 4, Heuer 2, Dolan). Blocks – N-P x, NB 6 (Scroggin 5, Lahr). Total fouls – N-P 15, NB 13. Fouled out – None.

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NEW RELEASES: ACCUSED by Lisa Scottoline . . . When a 13-year-old genius and member of the most powerful family in the country believes that the man imprisoned for killing her sister six years earlier is innocent, the all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates agree to reopen the case and find out if justice was really served all those years ago. INHERIT THE DEAD by Mark Billingham . . . Pericles “Perry” Christo is a PI with a past—a former cop, who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. When wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there’s much more to the lovely “Angel” than meets the eye. AFTER HER by Joyce Maynard . . . Summer, 1979. A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches before Rachel and her younger sister, Patty—the daughters of a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome (and chronically unfaithful) detective father and the mother whose heart he broke. When young women start turning up dead on the mountain, the girls’ father is put in charge of finding the murderer known as the “Sunset Strangler.” Watching her father’s life slowly unravel as months pass and more women are killed, Rachel embarks on her most dangerous game yet . . . using herself as bait to catch the killer. THE WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING by Beth Kendrick . . . Feeling conflicted the week before her wedding, Emily, who has it all, including a loving fiancé, has seven days to make all the right decisions about her life while dealing with her crazy family, her impossibly perfect inlaws, and a man from her past. LOVE FINDS YOU IN SNOWBALL ARKANSAS by Sandra d. Bricker . . . So what if she can’t hook a fish? This girl has a plan to snag something else . . . and his name is Justin. Lucy Binoche is attractive and intelligent, and she has better-than-average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single? THE RUNAWAY WIFE by Rowan Coleman . . . When Rose Pritchard flees her abusive husband in the middle of the night, there’s only one place she can think of going. Millthwaite is a remote village deep in the Lake

District, hundreds of miles from her unhappy home. Rose checks in to a local B&B with her young daughter, earning the scrutiny of the nosy landlady and the attention of her charming musician son. After the tumult of Rose’s marriage, the beauty of the surrounding countryside restores her hope. Here she will seize a chance to reconnect with her estranged father, to watch her anxious daughter grow in confidence, and to discover whether she is chasing a foolish fantasy. TO THE SHINING MOUNTAINS by Wil Michael Peck . . . McBride and LaPoint drive herds west and north, and search for family, love, and fortune in the mountains, while helping supply beef to miners, and extend the ranching culture north with men like Charles Goodnight. RELEASE ME by J. Kenner . . . When billionaire sports star and entrepreneur Damien Stark makes her an offer she cannot refuse, Southern belle Nikki Fairchild discovers that this notorious bad boy has a hidden side, and as passion threatens to consume them, a secret from his past could tear them apart. Includes CLAIM ME, and COMPLETE ME. FOR YOUNG READERS: MICHAEL VEY: BATTLE OF THE AMPERE by Richard Paul Evans . . . Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan have destroyed the largest of the Elgen Starxource plants, but now they’re on the run. The Elgen have teamed up with the Peruvian army to capture them, and only Michael remains free. With his friends due to stand trial for terrorism—a charge that may carry the death penalty—Michael will need all his wits and his abilities if he’s to save them. I’M A FROG by Mo Willems . . . When Piggie announces that he has turned into a frog, he introduces his reluctant friend, Gerald the elephant, to the wonderful world of pretend. PETE THE CAT: THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by James Dean . . . Pete the ultragroovy cat and his wacky pals put a whimsical spin on the classic song, “The Wheels on the Bus,” when the intrepid feline sits in the driver’s seat and cruises all through the town. BABY PENGUINS EVERYWHERE by Melissa Guion . . . One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work.

Suspect named in 2012 Gallmeyer murder

By Pat Racette Chickasaw County Sheriff’s office reported a suspect in the death of Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer last Wednesday, Jan. 8. According to a statement, Randy Lee Patrie of Charles City, 41, is a suspect in the murder of 70-year-old Gallmeyer. The Clarksville native was in his home in rural Nashua when he was found dead on Oct. 4, 2012. “I think to suspect [someone] that far out on a limb [is questionable],” said Galen Gallmeyer, brother of Ken Gallmeyer. “Whatever happened to being innocent until proven

guilty? That is the way I have to look at it. The family has known about this for a long time, and I don’t understand why the sheriff [Todd Miller] is doing this now.” Gallmeyer had owned and operated Ken’s Grocery and Gift Shop for 42 years, before retiring and moving to Nashua. Longtime friend of Gallmeyer, Tom Clark, said he was pretty well known within the Clarksville community. “He was a ‘what’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong’ person,” Clark said. “He was a good egg.” Patrie, 41, is currently in custody with the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa. He’s already pleaded guilty to 2 of 4 counts of weapon and burglary charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a sawed off shotgun. He awaits sentencing, set for Thursday, Feb. 6, at the US Courthouse in Cedar Rapids at 9 a.m. Clark doubts he’ll ever find out what happened to his friend. “I don’t think he’ll [Patrie] ever be charged for murder,” he said. “I don’t think he’ll ever serve any time for murder, and we’re just going to have to assume he did it. “It’s just a bad deal. It’s small rural America, and usually things like this don’t happen. And they really don’t happen to good people.”

Allison Meals on Wheels Monday, Jan. 27: Turkey roast, bread dressing, broccoli Normandy, rice crispie bar Tuesday, Jan. 28: Italian chicken, parsley buttered potatoes, diced beets, strawberry peach jello Wednesday, Jan. 29: Ham loaf, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit cocktail Thursday, Jan. 30: Salisbury steak, basil & garlic potatoes, seasoned squash, cherry delite dessert Friday, Jan. 31: Baked cod, rice pilaf, cauliflower/broccoli, mandarin oranges HAMPTON-DUMONT SCHOOLS BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS Monday, Jan. 27: Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, pineapple Lunch: Chicken strips, broccoli Normandy, French fries, fruit Tuesday, Jan. 28: Breakfast: Cereal or oatmeal (9-12), toast, fruit cup Lunch: Shrimp poppers, mixed vegetables, buttered sandwich, cottage cheese Wednesday, Jan. 29: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast, peaches Lunch: Tater tot casserole, green beans, fruit cup Thursday, Jan. 30: Breakfast: Breakfast cookie, yogurt Lunch: Steak nuggets, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, applesauce Friday, Jan. 31: Breakfast: Ham & cheese on a biscuit, fruit juice Lunch: Soft shell taco, lettuce & tomato, peanut butter sandwich, fruit All meals include milk and are subject to change. There is a 50¢ charge for lunch seconds for ALL students. Fresh fruits & vegetables, whole grain breads & pastas are used whenever possible. Hawkeye Valley Area Agency January 27: A: Turkey Ham and White Beans, Spinach, Parslied Carrots, Cornbread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Grilled Chicken Salad, Orange Juice, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Fruit, Salad Dressing, and Margarine Tuesday, January 28: A: Mushroom Chicken, Lima Beans, Diced Beets, Multi Grain Bread, Glazed Fruit, and Margarine B: Sliced Turkey Breast, Swiss Cheese, Fiesta Salad, Confetti Coleslaw, Multi Grain Bread, and Glazed Fruit Wednesday, January 29: A: King Ranch Chicken Casserole, Mexican Rice, Fiesta Vegetables, Multi Grain Bread, Pineapple Tidbits, and Margarine B:

Ham and Bean Stew, Tomato Wedges, Carrot and Raisin Salad, Cornbread, Pineapple Tidbits, and Margarine Thursday, January 30: A: Roast Beef with Gravy, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Multi Grain Bread, Vanilla Pudding with Mandarin Oranges, and Margarine B: Italian Style Pork Loin, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Multi Grain Bread, Vanilla Pudding with Mandarin Oranges, and Margarine Friday, January 31: A: Spanish Beef Patty, Rotini and Tomatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Fresh Orange, and Margarine B: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Fresh Orange, and Margarine There are two menu options on most days of the month. Both congregate and home delivered meals may choose between option A and option B. Meals must be ordered in advance. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. Preference for Option A or B must be given at time of order – if no preference is given, Option A will be served. Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-2721767 or toll free at 877-538-0508. North Butler Community School District Breakfast/Lunch School Menus Monday, Jan. 27: Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit Lunch: Pizza patty/bun, French fries/SP fries, beets, fruits Tuesday, Jan. 28: Breakfast: Egg patty, toast, fruit Lunch: Hot ham & cheese, baked beans, green beans, fruits Wednesday, Jan. 29: Breakfast: Cereal, toast, fruit Lunch: Spaghetti/meat sauce, fruits, bread-1, salad/dressing Thursday, Jan. 30: Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage patty Lunch: Turkey, mashed potatoes, fruits, vegetable, bread-2 Friday, Jan. 31: Breakfast: Donuts; MS: Breakfast pizza, fruit Lunch: Cheese filled sticks, HS: Baked potato bar, vegetables, fruits, condiments Breakfast includes orange juice and milk. Lunches include milk and salad bar. Menus are subject to change.

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Wednesday January 22nd - We will begin our morning with a game of Ring Toss. This afternoon we will be playing Concentration in the dining area. Today is the anniversary of the TV Premiere of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, 1968 - The show aired until May 14, 1973. Thursday January 23rd - This morning we will be playing Penny Pitch in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be enjoying a Project Day in the dining area. Today is National Handwriting Day - This is a day to pen handwritten notes. Friday January 24th - Come out to the lounge area for a game of Balloon Volleyball. This afternoon, come out to the lounge area for an enjoyable afternoon of music, provided by the Singing Cousins. Today is the anniversary of the patent of the Eskimo Pie Ice Cream Bars, 1922. Saturday January 25th - We will be enjoying some Balloon Fun today in the lounge area. This evening we will be enjoying either a Movie or Lawrence Welk out in the lounge area. Today is known as National Irish Coffee Day.

Sunday January 26th - Devotions will be provided by St. Peter Lutheran Church, this afternoon at 2:00pm. Food Holidays for today are - National Peanut Brittle Day and National Pistachio Day. Monday January 27th - We will be enjoying a Sing-Along in the lounge area this morning. This afternoon we will be playing BINGO in the dining area. Today is known as Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day and also National Chocolate Cake Day. Tuesday January 28th - We will be having our morning discussion about "Our Iowa". This afternoon we will be playing UNO in the dining area. Today is the anniversary of the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle (1986). Exercise Group is held Monday through Friday prior to morning and afternoon activities. Social Time is held daily at 2:30, or when afternoon activities are complete. You may visit us online at www.liebeinc.com or in person at 108 South High in Greene. We hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 23, 2014 •

What's going on?

By Pat Racette

Feeling low, lowdown I was scared to write my column this week. I didn’t feel my column last week was very good, and I’ve been having a down week. By down week, I mean I’ve been depressed for more it than not. During some of the better feeling times, I thought of writing a column about Colton and how dang ornery he was last weekend. Or about trying to get an Iowa Newspaper Association award. But, as it was time to make a decision, I was thinking of just bailing and using a column that didn’t publish a couple weeks ago. And then this morning, after some meditation and somewhat clarity, I began to realize the only way my column was going to be of any interest to anyone was by sharing my real feelings. Ya know, I’m like anybody else, I don’t want others to see me sad and gloomy, and they don’t probably don’t want to see me. The problem, though, is I can’t just pause my life until I snap out of it. I have to go on like everybody else. If I try to do away with the anxiety and worries, they just come back tenfold. So when I’m feeling low, lowdown, I guess I may as well bit the bullet and stop acting like it doesn’t affect me. That doesn’t mean I’ll be crying in the corner or staring off into a window like in antidepressant commercials, rather I’ll just be a little less myself. You know, I’ll be me without the zing – bam – boom. I’m

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not flying to the moon anymore; it’s flying around me. This week’s just been tiresome. I try to get good sleep, take my pills, meditate and do the right things to help the depression go away. It started Monday, and then seemed to go away during an interview for whatever reason. But Tuesday I found myself melancholy again, and Wednesday I thought I had come out of it only to relapse at night. I felt trapped. I tried to focus on saying ‘stop,’ so as not to overwhelm myself with an anxious thought that won’t go away. The next day was just plain discouraging; as usually I bounce back from my spiritless stretches within a day or two. the last time it had taken so long to snap out of my spiritless stretches. But the beat went on nonetheless, la de da de de, la de da de da. For whatever reason, my synapses in my mind weren’t sparking. Wake up, I thought to them. I got things to do, people to see. They don’t care, though. They probably just like the rest after being overworked in connectivity. I’m just hoping a little honesty to myself will convince them to begin firing again. It may sound stupid that I’m trying to have a conversation with the synapses in my brain, but it’s my way of making sense of something out of my control. Maybe I just need to go listen to Days Like This by Van Morrison, maybe that will spark some passion in me. Who am I kidding though? Vanilla Ice’s Ice, Ice Baby has the best chance of that. Dance, Go rush the speaker that booms I’m killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom Deadly, when I play a dope melody Anything less than the best is a felony Love it or leave it, You better gain way You better hit bull’s eye, The kid don’t play If there was a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

Dumont Community Library by Deb Eisentrager

New Children’s Picture Books Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists…From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," Fairy Tale Comics has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by seventeen different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more. Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox… When the prince spies Rapunzel high in her tower, he's convinced she is the girl of his dreams. Of course he thinks he can save her the traditional way, but this is no traditional Rapunzel. She throws down everything but what the prince asks for--including a surprise that makes all his dreams come true. Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester… Tacky and his fellow penguins have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the Winter Games. After rigorous training, they're ready - but are the games ready for Tacky? New Junior Nonfiction The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz… Divided into six themed chapters--transportation, buildings, space, kingdoms, adventure and useful makes--a guide filled with hints and tips from Master Builders helps LEGO fans create new projects from kits intended for specific builds. The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide by Allan Bedford... Presents a guide to constructing toys, miniature buildings, and art projects with LEGOs, covering topics such as scale, bonding patterns, model designs, grids, mosaics,

games, tools, and techniques. The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth by Steve Jenkins… Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” New Junior Fiction Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo… Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. New Young Adult Unhinged by A. G. Howard… Looking forward to graduating from high school after a series of Wonderland adventures, Alyssa Gardner is reunited with her overly protective mother who has been recently released from an asylum, a situation that is further complicated by the mysterious Morpheus' latest challenge. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell… A first young adult novel by the author follows the year-long, star-crossed romance between two 1980s high school misfits whose intelligence tells them that first loves almost never last but whose feelings prevent them from remaining as practical.


Courthouse/Editorial

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Courthouse News MARRIAGE LICENSES Bonnie Thurman, 64, Bristow, to Jimmy Winkowitsch, 78, Bristow. DEATH RECORDS Robert Kimball, 79, Shell Rock. Date of death, Nov. 25. Date recorded, Dec. 26. Fannie Leerhoff, 101, Allison. Date of death, Dec. 29. Date recorded, Jan. 9. CITATIONS Brittany Fox, 34, Aplington, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jason Hempy, 42, Toledo, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Bridget Leerhoff, 31, Perry, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT Three probation revocations. SMALL CLAIMS Midland Funding LLC v. George Davis, Bristow. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,823.87 with 2.12% from Sept. 26. One Main Financial, Inc. v. Patricia and Landon Uhlenhopp, Aplington. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $5,000with 2.12% from Oct. 25. PROPERTY TRANSFERS Mortgages: DeGroote Farming Company LLLP to Farm Credit Services of America; 90-17-9-NE-EXC Parcel A; 2014-0081. Release: Iowa State Bank to Gregory, Kristine, Vance and Mary Reints; 90-16-18-SWEXC; 2014-0086. Mortgages: Jeffrey and Carol Seehusen to Iowa State Bank; 92-16-7-SWFR SW; 2014-0088. Joint Ten Deed: David, Kelvin and Sandra Mennen to Ronald and Diane Salge, 92-17-31-SE; 2014-0089. Court Off Deed: Rosella Mennen to Ronald and Diane Salge; 92-17-31-SE; 2014-0090. Quit Claim Deed: David Mennen to Ronald and Diane Salge; 92-17-31-SE; 2014-0091. Quit Claim Deed: Kelvin and Sandra Mennen to Ronald and Diane Salge, 92-17-31-SE; 20140092. Mortgages: Ronald and Diane Salge to Iowa State Bank; 92-17-31-SE-EXC Parcel B; 2014-0093. Mortgages: Ronald and Diane Salge to Iowa State Bank; 92-174-W1/2 SE-EXC; 92-17-9-NW NE-EXC; 2014-0094. Mortgages: Adam and Carla Holm to First Security Bank and Trust; Parkersburg-PB-Meadowbrook 1st ADD–32-; PB-619–32; 2014-0095. Release: Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB to Dean and Vernita Hobson; Clarksville-CL-Community Homes ADD-3-5-; CL-201-3-5; 2014-0096. Release: Small Business Administration and MERS to Ronald and Sophia Frost; 90-15-3– SE NE; ES14-0082. Release: US Bank NA to Keith and Janice Berger; ClarksvilleHoodjers ADD-1-8 and 7-W1/2 LT 7; ES14-0082. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Jack and Mary Cain; Shell Rock-SR-P F A ADD–15 and 14-; SR-707–15 and 14; 20140098. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Robert and Susanne Heine; 90-15-12-NE; 2014-0099. Joint Ten Deed: Gaylen and Patsy Winterberg to Ryan and April Schrage; Parkersburg-PBHighway 20 ADD–1-E 180FT; PB-607–1-E 180FT; 2014-0100. Release: Farm Credit Services of America to Clinton Swick and Megan Lovrien; 93-16-9-SW NW-Parcel A and B; 2014-0117. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Scott and Dawn Miller; Parkersburg-PB-Wrights ADD–19-;

PB-633–19; 2014-0118. Release: Commodity Credit Union to Stevens Family LTD Partnership; 93-15-15-SE and S1/2 NE; 2014-0122. Mortgages: Darcy WiegmannDally; PB-TUVE Klinkenborg ADD–10-; ES14-0101. Mortgages: Darcy WiegmannDally; PB-TUVE Klinkenborg ADD–10-; ES14-0102. Release: Countrywide Home Loans to Kathy Bell; AL–547-; ES14-0103. Release: MERS to Christopher and Jennifer Geerts; AL-C and M Hoodjers ADD–28-; ES14-0104. Mortgages: Terry and Jackie Ransom to Veridian Credit Union; Clarksville-CL-Orig TWN and CH BLKS-2-2 and 3-W 66 FT; CL-210-2-2 and 3-W 66 FT; 2014-0130. Mortgages: Terry and Jackie Ransom to Veridian Credit Union; Clarksville-CL-Orig TWN and CH BLKS-2-2 and 3-W 66 FT; CL-210-2-2 and 3-W 66 FT; 2014-0131. Mortgages: Jeremiah Cole to Clear Lake Bank and Trust Company; 93-16-1-NE NE FRL-N 9.5 A of S 10 A; 2014-0133. Joint Ten Deed: Paul and Darlene Smith to Michael and Diane VanMill; 91-15-31-NW NEEXC; 2014-0134. Mortgages: Megan and Toby Schneider to U of I Community Credit Union; Shell Rock-Schuldt ADD–10-; ES14-0137. Mortgages: Megan and Toby Schneider to U of I Community Credit Union; Shell Rock-Schuldt ADD–10-; ES14-0141. Mortgages: Lynn and Stanley Johnson to Lincoln Savings Bank; 90-15-9-SW NW-BLK 3; 2014-0146. Warranty Deed: Carl and Angela Brouwer to Cody Vry; Aplington-AP-Eckles 1st ADD–13-; 2014-0147. Mortgages: Cody Vry to MidwestOne Bank; Aplington-APEckles 1st ADD–13-; AP-101– 13; 2014-0148. Mortgages: Cody Vry to MidwestOne Bank; Aplington-APEckles 1st ADD–13-; AP-101– 13; 2014-0149. Release: First National Bank to Iowa Swine Utopia LLC; 93-1512-E1/2 SE; 93-15-12-NE NE; 2014-0150. Release: First National Bank to Iowa Swine Utopia LLC; 93-1512-SW SW; 93-15-13-NE NW; 2014-0152. Mortgages: Cindy and Roy Henning; Veridian Credit Union; 91-16-9-NW NE; 2014-0153. Release: U of I Community Credit Union to Darcy DallyWiegmann and James Dally; Parkersburg-Tuve/Klinkenborg ADD–10-; ES14-0143. Warranty Deed: Ruth Long to John and Patty Severs; 91-18-12-NW-EXC; 2014-0158. Release: Iowa State Bank to John and Joyce Smith; 90-15-19S1/2 SE-EXC; 2014-0159. Release: Iowa State Bank to Verla Endelman; Clarksville-CLPoisals ADD-15–W 99FT; CL211-15–W 99FT; 2014-0160. Warranty Deed: Michael and Ruth Nixt to Jeremiah Cole; 9316-1-NE NE FRL-N 9.5 A of S 10 A; 2014-0161. Release: MidwestOne Bank to Clint Johnson; 90-17-23-NEParcel D; 2014-0163. Release: MERS to Vern and Sharon Johnson; 90-17-29-N1/2SUBD LT 1 BLK 76 EXC; 20150164. Mortgages: Chad and Jamie Osterbuhr to Lincoln Savings Bank; Allison-AL-Original Town– 395,396,409,410-; AL-42– 395,396,409,410; Allison-ALOriginal Town–476, 477-E45FT; AL-42–476, 477-E45FT; AllisonAL-Original Town–526-N1/2; AL-42–526-N1/2; Allison-ALOriginal Town–490,491,476, 477-EXC E45FT LTS476,477; AL-42–490,491,476, 477-EXC E45FT LTS476,477; 2014-0165.

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Sheriff’s Report Butler Sheriff Monday, January 13: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with two medical calls, and received reports of two controlled burns. • 11:06 a.m.: Deputies investigated a theft report in the 400 block of N. Main St. • 2:12 p.m.: Deputies received a suspicious activity report in the 100 block of Saratoga St. • 4:36 p.m.: Deputies received a suspicious activity report in the 22400 block of Grand Ave. • 8:37 p.m.: Deputies investigated a theft report in the 600 block of Bickford St., Dumont. The kids toys were taken by reporting party’s sister. • 8:40 p.m.: Deputies received a harassment report in the 400 block of S. Church St. • 9:33 p.m.: Deputies received a missing persons report in the 500 block of East St., Dumont. Juvenile female was located. • 10:28 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer-livestock matter in the 14100 block of Keystone Ave. Tuesday, January 14: • Deputies assisted a motorist. • 6:54 a.m.: Deputies investigated a minor property damage accident near the intersection of 230th St. and Liberty Ave., Allison. No report was filed. • 11:56 a.m.: Deputies took a report of a possible fraud in the 500 block of E. Washington St. • 12:58 p.m.: Deputies took a report of a possible theft in the 400 block of S. Fremont St., Clarksville. Subject lost a wallet. • 6:17 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer-livestock matter near the intersection of Glen Hall Road and Highway 3, Shell Rock. • 8:47 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer-livestock matter in the 200 block of South St. Wednesday, January 15: • Deputies executed six traffic stops and assisted with three medical calls. • 12:21 a.m.: Deputies performed a welfare check in the 300 block of S. Church St. • 6:36 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a suspicious per-son/vehicle near the intersection of 110th St. and Packard Ave. • 7:29 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog-deer-livestock matter near the intersection of 150th St. and Keystone Ave. No report was filed. • 7:50 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a false alarm in the 200 block of E. Main St., Aredale. • 10:43 a.m.: Deputies were called to a trespassing report in the 29100

block of Douglas Ave, Aplington. • 11:05 a.m.: Deputies took a report of website fraud in the 1100 block of Ellis St. • 1:50 p.m.: Deputies took a harassment report in the 200 block of S. 2nd St. • 4:51 p.m.: Deputies arrested Todd Rivers, 23, Janesville, in the 400 block of 6th St., Allison, on a probation revocation for driving while barred. He was held to see the judge. • 5:41 p.m.: Deputies took a report of guns being stolen from the 300 block of 3rd St., Allison. Thursday, January 16: • Deputies executed eight traffic stops and assisted with four medical calls. • 10:43 a.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident in the 700 block of N. Public Road, Shell Rock. Friday, January 17: • Deputies executed seven traffic stops and assisted with one medical call. • 8:41 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a burglary in the 200 block of S. Traer St. • 1:39 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 500 block of Bickford St., Dumont. • 5:38 p.m.: Deputies took a harassment report in the 200 block of 2nd St., Dumont. Involved text messaging. • 6:28 p.m.; Deputies took a report of a dog at-large in the 300 block of W. Adair St., Shell Rock. Saturday, January 18: • Deputies executed three traffic stops. • 3:58 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of S. 2nd St., Greene. All was ok, it was a recycling truck. • 5:11 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog, deer, livestock matter in the 14200 block of Birch Ave. Sunday, January 19: • Deputies executed three six stops, assisted with three medical calls, assisted a motorist, and received a report of one con-trolled burn. • 12:33 a.m.: Clarksville Police arrested David Ciavarelli, 32, Eau Claire, Wisc., and charged him with second offense operating while intoxicated. He was held overnight for court. Monday, January 20: • Deputies assisted with two medical calls prior to 9:30 a.m. • 12:25 a.m.: Clarksville Police arrested Stain Lane, 39, Clarksville, on a charge of driving while revoked. She was held to appear. • 9:23 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a theft in the 400 block of Highway 57. No report filed yet.

The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA January 8, 2014: Shayler Neymeyer, 21, of Aplington, IA, pled guilty to Count 1: Theft 2nd Degree and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 5 years with all of said sentence suspended. Mr. Neymeyer was sentenced to a residential facility until maximum benefits are achieved. Fine in the amount of $750.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Mr. Neymeyer was ordered to 3 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages, shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments, shall abstain from unauthorized use of controlled substances and be subject to random UA’s. Count 2: Assault on Peace Officer and was ordered to 2 years probation to the Department of Correctional Services. Mr. Neymeyer was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Charges initially filed in April 2013 by Matthew Lind, a Reserve Peace Officer with Aplington Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant. Lisa M. Viers, 34, of Waterloo, IA, pled guilty to Driving While Barred and was sentenced to 4 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served. Ms. Viers was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and

surcharge suspended. Ms. Viers was ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $115 including all applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in April 2013 by Justin Trees, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. David Kuehner represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA January 8, 2014: Robert A. Bosinski, 21, of Bristow, IA received a deferred judgment for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, and was placed on self probation for a period of 1 year and shall pay any resitution ordered. Mr. Bosinski will pay court costs in the amount of $275.00 including any applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in September 2013 by Jeffrey Tiedt, a Peace Officer with the City of Clarksville Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant. Andrew R. Nichols, 18, of Shell Rock, IA pled guilty to OWI 1st Offense and was sentenced to serve a period of 2 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Nichols was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1250.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges and shall complete Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in July 2013 by Kiley Winterberg, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Lana Luhring represented the Defendant.

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basic, but sometimes forgotten, principle of government. The proposal would force each legislator filing a bill request to pause long enough to think about this principle. Many of us learned the importance of the Constitution in high school civics class, but that teachable moment has escaped people’s memories much like the fact Daniel D. Tompkins served as vice president in President James Monroe’s administration. While this may be fine in most cases, you must hold your elected officials to a higher standard. Senate Democrats, though, think differently. Senate Republicans proposed Senate File 261 during the 2013 session. It demanded constitutional authority when filing legislation. I supported the proposed bill because many lawmakers have lost touch with the concept there are supposed to be limits on their authority. Forcing each legislator to make a statement of constitutional authority will result in a mastery of at least a small portion of the Iowa Constitution. Senate File 261 was sent to the Rules & Administration committee where it never received any action. Senate Republicans want this legislation moved out of committee and to the Senate floor for a vote. My Senate Republican colleagues and I share the same concerns of a growing number of Iowans - that government has become too large and unwieldy. This could be a very important step in restoring some faith in government. It Is Important To Stand By Our Veterans As Americans, we are fortunate to enjoy many freedoms. Whether it is the freedom of speech or the right to bear arms, the rights bestowed to us by our Founding Fathers are still cherished today. Those freedoms, though, do come with a price. That price is often paid through the blood, sweat and dedication of our military veterans. While we often pause to thank and celebrate those who proudly and honorably serve or did serve our great nation, we can do even better. Governor Terry Branstad, in recent months and during the Condition of the State address, outlined initiatives to create new opportunities for veterans. It is important to stand by our veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. One of those plans, The Home Base Iowa Act, has a component I believe is long overdue – exempting military pensions from state income tax. As an elected official who believes the legislature should explore all aspects of income tax reform, this is a welcome start. Passing this initiative also moves our state in the right direction when it comes to competing with neighboring states such as Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Home Base Iowa Act also includes key measures I support such as directing Iowa’s occupational boards to adopt rules assigning credit for military training and experience in the licensing process, and calling upon the State Board of Education - to follow the Regents universities lead - to grant in-state tuition to veterans, their spouses and dependents at Iowa’s community colleges.

Home Country by Slim Randles Daybreak. Coffee. The Big Two. There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of that thinking will start after about the third cup. But it’s a quiet time. A private time. When the world is dark, and there isn’t yet a hint of pink over the eastern mountains, it’s very good. We can relax. No one is expecting anything from us right now. Our guilt can take some time off, and we can listen to music or work a crossword puzzle or turn on the TV and watch the weather guy discuss millibars and troughs. Soon enough, we’ll have to be out there living for others: our bosses, our customers, our animals, our fields. But right now no one needs us except the dog, and she does well on kibbles and an occasional drive-by ear rumple.

We can look out the window at the eastern glow and wonder what will happen in the hours until our world turns dark again. People will be born and people will die. People will win honors and people will go to jail. People will create things today that live past them and people will disappear forever. People will write about these things and other people will read about these things. And then the world will go dark and dormant on us again and we’ll think about what happened in our tiny portion of this huge moving amalgam and hopefully we’ll sleep easily tonight. Then, when we arise tomorrow and head for the coffee pot, we can think about what happened today, and how it has made us slightly different for taking on the next tomorrow. Come to us, daylight. Bring us the new day. But do it gently, please, and slowly enough for one more cup.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

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WE WOULD like to thank our friends that sent cards and gifts to us on our 60th wedding anniversary. It was fun reading all the cards. Thanks to our children and families that had an anniversary party for us on January 11th and to those that came. The day was very enjoyable with family and friends. Thank you, Don and Virginia McEnany, Waverly ____________________ ST-4-1

NOW HIRING Carpenters/ Framers: Full-Time M-F 7:00am5:00p.m. Hourly Wage Based On Experience W/ Benefits. Apply At: Trees Construction llc, 5708 W. Cedar Wapsie Rd. Cedar Falls ____________________ TJ-4-2

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

FOR RENT: Acreage-20705 Hwy 188, Clarksville. 3 Bd, (1 nonconforming), 2 ž Ba $1250 a month. Utilities and appliances included. Call 319-276-4455. ___________________ ST-4-1x

I WOULD like to thank my family and all my friends for the surprise birthday party they had for me. Special thank you to my kids and to the Chocolate Crackers for making it a special night. Thanks again, Love you all, Sara Ferch ___________________ ST-4-1x WE WOULD like to thank all of our family, friends and neighbors for all the cards, phone calls and etc. sent our way for our 50th anniversary. Everything was very much appreciated. Merle and Merna Schrage ___________________ TJ-4-1x WE WOULD like to thank everyone for all the cards and gifts we received for our 60th anniversary. Also, thank you to our children for hosting the family dinner. We enjoyed everything very much. Orlyn and Marva Jean Schellhorn ____________________ ST-4-1x

CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: The following position is available immediately: 1. Head Varsity Softball Coach Download application at www.clarksville.k12.ia.us or pick up an application at the Superintendentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, 318 N Mather, Clarksville, IA 50619. Application deadline is February 7, 2014. EOE/AA ____________________ ST-3-2

FOR SALE NOTICES NEED HELP?ÂŽ Around the house or garage or yard, cleaning your business, organizing, running errands, respite or personal cares. Call Traci Edeker Buchholz, home 319-278-4868. Emergency Medical Technician, CPR & AED trained, Mandatory Adult/Child Abuse Reporter, Insured. ___________________ ST-4-2x

LOST & FOUND FOUND: SMALL male black & white dog on Quarry Avenue, Clarksville, on Monday around 4:30 p.m. No collar. Call 319-278-4270. ______________________ ST-4-1x

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

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Christensen Farms is seeking the services of an Independent Contractor for the management of a swine farm in the Eldora, IA area.

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Peoples Clinic Butler County is looking for an LPN to help provide primary care nursing, patient education, and normative care services. This position will be 32 hours per week and may include morning and evening hours. Candidate must have a valid Iowa LPN license and a minimum of 1 year experience preferred. If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please send your resume to the following address:

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Independent Contractor Christensen Farms is seeking the services of an Independent Contractor for the management of a swine farm in the Thompson/Forest City, IA area. Services required include daily animal care, loading/ unloading, feed and ventilation management and building maintenance. This independent contractor must not be in contact with other swine for bio-security purposes. For further information, please contact Amanda Meine at 507-794-8615

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JESSE M. MARZEN, Attorney at Law, Serving your Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business/Corporate Law, Conservatorship, Guardianship, and other legal needs. Please call 641-426-5433. ____________________ ST-6-tf

FOR RENT in Clarksville: Two bedroom, 14x70 mobile home. Appliances and central air furnished. No pets allowed. $340 per month. 319-278-4948. ___________________ ST-51-tf

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Magician Larry Dunbar of Fort Dodge presents a card trick, with father-son volunteers Kyle and Kolby Rice. (Pat Racette Photos)

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Homemade pies were auctioned off between $140 and $160 at the B.C. Cattlemen banquet, with a German chocolate bringing in the most money of $200.

Butler County Cattlemen banquet goers participate in Jeff Dunbarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic.

Michael Ballhagen, Matt Heeren, Shelby Rowson and Ty Ruby each earned $250 scholarships from B.C. Cattlemen.

Marc Johnson [left] and John Codner [right] were given certificates after being named grand champion and reserve champion producers of Butler County raised cattle.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

News

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Norway Day

Ashley and Garrett Gilmore

Wedding Announced Bryan and Sharon Markussen of Albert Lea, Minnesota, formerly of Clarksville, are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley. Ashley Jean and Garrett Ryan Gilmore were married December 30, 2013 in Texas. Garrett is the son of Danny Gilmore and Tina Taylor of Green Cove Springs, Florida.

Both Garrett and Ashley are serving in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. The couple is planning a vow renewal at a later date so family and friends can witness their marriage. If you would like to send them a Congrats, you may send it to Garrett & Ashley Gilmore, 4806 Lindsey Dr., Killeen, Texas 76542.

(Top) Lefse is a traditional soft, Norwegian flatbread that was served for Rehabilitation Center of Allison residents Friday. Other Norwegian food served, included pickled herring and the dessert known as troll cream. (Pat Racette Photos) (Right) Rehabilitation Center of Allison Activites Director Crystal Huberg chats with resident Bessie Backer during Norwegian Day Friday. (Below) Dietary manager Kelly Thorne serves Betty Lohrbach-Fryett and Liese Niehaus with Norwegian food.

Mary Smith of Butler County Abstract Company became a Certified Land Title Professional Nov. 4. After completing educational courses passing exams, Smith holds up her certificate of becoming a CLTP. (Pat Racette Photo)

Smith becomes certified as land title pro Mary Smith of Butler County Abstract Company completed curriculum and passed exams to become a Certified Land Title Professional on Nov. 4. The Iowa Land Title Association has a CLTP program, which is a series of educational courses for title industry professionals. The program encompasses basic industry knowledge, as well as advanced curriculum. All courses are considered graduate level, and are designed for persons with at least three years of experience in abstracting or a related field. The purpose of the program includes: â&#x20AC;˘ Creating recognizable standards, and a goal of professionalism among title persons in the land title industry;

Kolb wins citizen of the year When you look at the list of past recipients of this award, I am humbled to join them. These are highly respected people who have accomplished so much for their county and/or community.â&#x20AC;? Since 1989, INRCOG has named recipients for the award, including Don Schildroth in 1993, Fairbank mayor Maurice Walsh in 2007, Waterloo mayor Tim Hurley in 2009, Black Hawk County Supervisors in 2010, Geof Grimes in 2011 and Cedar Falls mayor Jon Crews and INRCOGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director Sharon Juon in 2012. Kolb also has been Grundy County Development Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director since May 2012 through a partnership with Butler County Development Corporation. He serves on the Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission and the Iowa Northland Regional Housing Council, as well as being a longtime City Council member and active community volunteer. Moreover, Kolb was a founding member of the Cedar Valley Marketing Partnership, which includes the six county economic development organizations in the INRCOG region

that work together in marketing to attract new employers and investments from outside of Iowa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;INRCOG is a perfect example of how public entities can, and should work together and pool resources to accomplish things that are mutually beneficial,â&#x20AC;? Kolb said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a firm believer in partnerships and building relationships.â&#x20AC;? In presenting the award on behalf of the INRCOG Board and Staff, executive director Kevin Blanshan expressed that Kolb â&#x20AC;&#x153;is a true supporter of INRCOG and a pleasure to work with.â&#x20AC;? INRCOG was established in 1973 under the Code of Iowa, and is recognized as a 28H organization, which permits state and local governments in Iowa to make efficient use of their powers by providing joint services and facilities with other agencies. Specifically, INRCOG provides planning, grant writing and grant administration services to the members in its jurisdiction, including Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy counties. Areas of service include transportation, community planning, community and economic development and housing.

Calling All Babies Born in 2013! Special Feature!

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Drill leader retires

In the Butler County Tribune-Journal & the Clarksville Star

Pre-payment is required.

(Above) Dean Wiegmann thumbs through his binder of Allison Veteran Drill Team events since 1960 last week at his house in Allison. (Left) Dean Wiegmann [left] walks out of the North Butler Middle School Auditorium with other Allison Veteran Drill Team members after last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Veterans Day ceremony. (Pat Racette Photos) UNI menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball games â&#x20AC;˘ Performing military rites for the oldest man in the history of Allison, Fred Christensen, in 1966 â&#x20AC;˘ Annual parades on Main Street and Veterans Days â&#x20AC;˘ Nearly freezing to death in 1995 when the drill team waited outside at Allison Cemetery for the Greene Catholic church priest

â&#x20AC;˘ Standing guard at the courthouse in July of 1996 for the Vietnam War Memorial Day â&#x20AC;˘ Getting new uniforms in 2001, with the price inflated from hundreds of dollars to thousands â&#x20AC;˘ Raising the flag in 2006 for Relay for Life

The Babies of 2013

Deadline: Friday, Jan. 31, at noon Cost: $12 per photo The 2013 baby feature is your chance to show Butler County your adorable baby. Send us your favorite photo by Friday, January 31, at noon. Please print your babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name on the back of the photo DQGĂ&#x20AC;OORXWWKHIRUPEHORZ)RUJRRG reproduction, be sure the babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full head and shoulders are visible. Photos may be picked up at the Clarksville Star RIĂ&#x20AC;FHWKH7ULEXQH-RXUQDORIĂ&#x20AC;FHRUVHQG us a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Today, 17 members are active on the Allison Veterans Drill Team, with one coming from Solon to participate. DRILL TEAM MEMORIES â&#x20AC;˘ Getting semi-automatic rifles years ago for the: ready â&#x20AC;&#x201C; aim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; firefire-fire â&#x20AC;˘ Presenting colors at horse races, Allison home football games and

â&#x20AC;˘ Enhancing personal pride, selfesteem and commitment to the land title industry; â&#x20AC;˘ Encouraging title persons to expand their education and abilities to achieve excellence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities; â&#x20AC;˘ Stimulating awareness and development of characteristics of professionalism to serve and contribute to the welfare of the land title industry and to the citizens of Iowa; and â&#x20AC;˘ Recognizing and rewarding those title persons who fulfill the standards prescribed for experience, education and professional participation, and following written examination, merit the approval of the Iowa Land Title Associationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Board of Directors and are awarded the designation of the Iowa Land Title Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CLTP.

Brody William Wedeking September 12, 2013

Parents: Lucas and Alesha Wedeking, Waverly Grandparents: Randal & Marj Johnson and Dennis & Jean Ann Wedeking Great-grandparents: Eugene and Anna Mae Steere

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