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Volume 11, Number 6

THE SUN Covering New Sharon, Fremont and all of Mahaska County

Thursday, February 6, 2014


National Guard’s Drum and Fife Perform at North Mahaska Nineteen Chinese Middle School visitors and their chaperones visited Drost Equipment on Tuesday afternoon [photo by].

Oskaloosa Community Welcomes Chinese Students

By Ken Allsup, Contributing Writer It was just another cold day in Oskaloosa for those who call it home, but an experience of a lifetime for a group of visitors from China. “Help us make an American experience,” was one of those objectives given to Amanda Hoffman, Oskaloosa Middle School Guidance Counselor. Hoffman, using the things her own kids liked, worked out what she believed would be a good representation of Oskaloosa. Bai Xiaofang is the groups English teacher. She explained that the flight was approximately 30 hours, “For us to get from home to get over here, but our kids are very excited.” Xiaofang said that none of the kids slept on the flight because they were so excited. “It was just an amazing feeling seeing the students coming off the plane,” said Andy Hotek, Oskaloosa Middle School Principle, of their first interaction with the group. By the time the group arrived back to Oskaloosa it was midnight, and they had yet to meet their host families

and settle in for the night. The group includes 19 students and their two chaperones, one is the students principle, the other is their English teacher. During their stay, they have adopted English/American names in order to help in communication. By 7:30 Tuesday morning, they were greeted by the community and their American peers at the Oskaloosa Middle School for breakfast, having achieved maybe 4 or 5 hours of sleep. The Chinese students took the opportunity to visit classrooms and interact with Oskaloosa student ambassadors. In the afternoon, the first of many outings for our visitors took place when they unloaded the bus at Drost Equipment in Oskaloosa. There, they were given tractor rides by Carl Drost. The students found the vast John Deere collectables and toys to be of great interest. Hotek said that, at that point, the first day had been a huge success. “So far it’s just been making those connections and building those friendships.”

“You know what’s fun to see, it’s just typical middle school kids,” Hotek said of the visiting group. “They act very similar to our own kids.” During the visit, the Chinese students have continued to expand their English language capabilities. “English is their second language,” said Xiaofang. There is some communication gaps, but Oskaloosa Middle School students and their Chinese visitors have been working through those communication differences. Xiaofang explained that with those English difficulties, the Chinese students were finding the American classroom interesting, “cause it’s totally different.” But since their arrival, both Xiaofang and Hotek have noticed the English capabilities of the Chinese students has gotten better. A side effect of that is that the students are also picking up our bad habits in the English language. “We’re trying to experience as much as we possibly can in the short time that we have them,” Hoffman said.

Wars, Music, and Other Responsibilities Are Pondered by Fremont Students By Kathy Street, Contributing Writer History day has been a very big focus in the classroom for the oldest children at Fremont Elementary. Sixth grade students have been hard at work for several weeks on what may be one of the most in-depth projects they have ever done. Their task has been to choose, research and display a history project to fit the theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History”. Fremont students’ efforts were under the guidance of their teacher, Miss Maura Young, and TAG teacher, Mrs. Donna Bohlmann. This year’s projects were: “Birthplace of Rock and Roll - Sun Studio” by Riley Bayliss; “Klondike Gold Rush” by Gabby Strausser; “Code Talker - WWII” by Christian Bower; “Dust Bowl” by Grant Gingrich; “Secret Service” by Austin Van Steenwyk; “Music Censorship” by Nevaeh Cavin; “POW Camps in Iowa” by Austin Johnson; “History of Hot Air Balloons” by Garrett Scharff; “Bone Wars” (dinosaur-paleontologists fight over fossils) by Jade West; and “Jack Trice” by Dakota Barnett. Advancing winners are being named across the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont School District, amongst sixth and eighth graders. From Fremont Elementary, Austin Johnson has been selected to progress to regional competition. [Photo submitted.]

The Drum and Fife Corp. from the 34th Army Band out of Fairfield performed for the high school Music students at North Mahaska on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The National Guard Unit performs throughout Iowa for schools and various community events. The ensemble played a variety of music for the students ranging from traditional marches to upbeat melodies. North Mahaska Band Director Bruce Peiffer said, “This was just another example of how students can use their musical talents after graduation.” [Photo submitted]

Reading Camp Out By Kathy Street, Contributing Writer Oh, to go camping sounds great, sit around a campfire and stare at the stars; one step outside throws those daydreams out the window. Fremont Elementary, however, did find a way to pull off a camping experience even among the frigid temperatures, on Tuesday, Jan. 21. “Pulling families into the school and finding fun ways to enjoy reading with their children,” was the reason for this little family reading night adventure, according to Mrs. Sharon Miller, Fremont Media Specialist. All staff pitched-in to make this a positive night for families, including teaching staff, janitors, cooks and administration. The first half hour was a time to enjoy a meal of hotdogs, chips, antson-a-log, s’mores and bug juice. Approximately 130 people were served, and among them were 62 students and their families. Children were encouraged to come in their comfy clothes and bring their sleeping bag for the next hour’s activities. The gym was set up as a mini-forest, where each teacher held a station; here students snuggled in for some reading fun – 6th graders played vocabulary games (Buzz Word and Word on the Street); 5th graders got busy with Mad Lib; 4th graders had the chance to express themselves in Readers’ Theaters; 3rd grade class members experimented with Close Paragraphs

S’mores and hotdogs were part of the camp out at Fremont Elementary School [photo submitted]. (selections of “Camping Trip” or “Butterflies”) filling them in with verbs or nouns of their choosing; 2nd graders enjoyed a fireplace on the iPad, while they shared camping poems and their paper tube binoculars; 1st grade little people used whisper phones to read camping books; and kindergarten and preschoolers played a game with a circle of letters and words relating to the camping theme. A prize was given out for each grade, and pictured above are the winners of a selection of age-appropriate books, hot chocolate and popcorn: Connor Ray (Preschool), Brody Lynch (Kindergarten), Landen Blad (1st), Max Scharff (2nd), Bryce Roquet (3rd), Hatcher Van Steenwyk (4th), Nick Horn

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(5th), Garrett Scharff (6th – not pictured). Additionally, three other prizes were given out: Lana Watters won the lap quilt donated by 6th grade teacher Miss Young (made by her sister), and Vanessa Blad and Vinny Webster (not pictured) each won pillow cases that Miss Young made for the event. Overall, students who attended were winners, as each of these will receive a book valued at $6 at the Scholastic Book Fair this month. The book fair is open on Monday, Feb. 10 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 8am to 3:30pm, and in conjunction with Parent/Teacher conferences will be open Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8am to 8pm.

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North Mahaska Competes at State Speech Contest The Large Group District Speech Contest was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Pleasantville High School. North Mahaska was represented by 42 students on the high school and 9th grade teams. These students participated in the categories of Ensemble Acting, Readers Theatre, Group Improvisation, Short Film and TV News. “It was a day full of fantastic NM performances,” said Speech teacher, Lindsay Miller. Six of the groups advance to the State Contest at Linn-Mar High School on Saturday, Feb. 8. The groups advancing to State are: Ensemble Acting: Student Counselor, Ensemble Acting: Extra Credit, Ensemble Acting: Babysitting Teenagers, Short Film: A Brave New World, Sophomore Girls Improvisation, Sophomore Boys Improvisation [photo submitted]. Tone/Mood Story: a story that induces or suggests a Ironic Story: a story which contains a state of affairs or particular feeling or state of mind. events that seems deliberately contrary to what one Winters End expects. By: MaKenzie LaRue Untitled By: Alexys Adam Sergeant Chad Collins had been stationed I sit at the tombstone; the snow falls in Baghdad for the past 11 months, so when he around me, it’s cold on my skin. It feels like felt the wheels of his plane touch the ground tiny needles poking me. The breeze hits my at the JFK International Airport, he couldn’t face making my white hair blow back, but all suppress his smile. His wife, Amanda, and their I can think about is he’s colder. I turn and look two year old daughter, Taylor, would be waiting at all the tombstones everywhere. All I can think for him at the baggage claim. They had been expecting his arrival for months now, however, they is that my ground is someone else’s ceiling. I look would not be expecting the news that he would be back at the tombstone that reads Jimmy Hales. I sharing with them. Mason Foster’s (L) sensory- reach out touching the cold stone, a smile comes He’d kept the fact that he was no longer going description story, Another Scary across my face, hot tears threaten. I look up at the to be stationed in Iraq a secret, because he’d Story, and Jakob Bortell’s (R) plot gray sky, the snow falling on my face, my breath wanted to surprise Amanda. As he walked off of the sequence story, The Lost Logs, coming out as white puffs. I sit there remembering plane, Collins imagined how wonderful it was going received first place in a class to feel when he was able to tell Amanda that he writing competition against forty the last time it snowed like this, that winter with my wouldn’t be leaving her and Taylor alone again. He brother. other students [submitted]. grinned at the thought of being able to wrap both We were outsiders, the bad boys on the streets. of his girls in his arms after being without them for We were bad in everyone’s eyes. We tried to stay out of trouble, almost a year. He relished the idea of not ever having to go without but trouble followed us from bar fights to speeding tickets. That was seeing them for so long again. When the baggage claim area came into sight, Chad caught a glimpse of Amanda holding Taylor by the hand, both of them searching for him. He ran towards his family and embraced both of them in his large arms. Amanda smiled as tears rolled down her cheeks, and Chad laughed when Taylor exclaimed, “Daddy!” “We missed you so much!” Amanda said as she wiped away a tear from her eye. “You don’t have to miss me anymore. I’m not leaving again.” Chad said with a smile. Amanda began crying again, she was crying happy tears because she knew that they would be able to be a family. She knew that she wouldn’t have to go months without seeing her husband and Taylor would not have to go months without seeing her father. They embraced near the baggage claim for what seemed like hours. Finally they let go of each other, and they did so with the knowledge that Chad wouldn’t be leaving them again. On the way out of the airport, Amanda said that she’d need to stop at the store before they left the city to go home. Chad said that he would drop her and Taylor off at the store, and he would go to the bank and then return to pick them up. He dropped them off at the store, however, the goodbyes were short because they knew that he would be returning shortly. He made his way over to The Bank of America. Finally, after driving around the block for what seemed like an eternity, he found a parking spot. He got out and payed the meter, all the while staring up, past the Twin Towers, admiring how clear the sky looked on such a beautiful day. After paying the meter, he The Sun made his way to the front doors of A Division of Mid-America Publishing Corp. the south tower. He marched into P.O. Box 29, hampton, IA 50441 the building and past the lobby of (uSPS 496-520) people with a smile on his face. The Address Correspondence To: bank was located on the 17th floor, The Sun so he entered the elevator with P.O. Box 502, 405 South Pine Street, new Sharon, IA 50207 numerous other men and women. Phone: 641-637-4031 Chad couldn’t stop thinking about Fax: 641-637-4032 email: how happy he was to be home Website: and how excited Amanda had Circulation & Subscription Inquiries: been when he’d told her that he Contact Mid-America circulation at wouldn’t be leaving her again. 1-800-558-1244, Again, Chad thought to himself Send Inquires To P.O. 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us, crazy. My brother and I traveled from town to town, running with nowhere to go. We were two high school dropouts, we didn’t have jobs. My brother used to say, “We can make it as long as we have each other.” Just me and him, we were happy in that way, just us and the road. Our parents died when we were little, so ever since then it’s been me and my big brother. My name is Logan Hales, and my brother is Jimmy Hales. Jimmy is two years older than me. I’ve always looked up to him. My big bro, “Jimmy.” Jimmy and I lived in cheap old motels, we got our money from pool games. It was all we had. We had just left an old town in the middle of nowhere. Snow was coming down slow when we left. We had to drive 100 miles to the next town. On the four lane, the snow was falling a little faster. The heater in the car was not the best, so I rubbed my hands together willing feeling back into them. It was dark out by the time we were getting close to the next town. My face was froze, so were my hands. “Can’t you drive faster?” “No,” said Jimmy. Jimmy hated driving in bad weather like this; he drove with both hands on the wheel, his knuckles turning white. The snow was falling at a rapid pace on the road, almost invisible. The night was black liquid. That’s when it happened, we hit the ice. I felt like I was flying, spinning then falling. No scream came from my lips, there was no time for that. It was just a bright light, and then sound everywhere, screaming, glass shattering. Red and blue lights, then black. I woke up in the car next to my brother; we were back on the road at night, the snow was falling. Jimmy turned and looked at me. He just smiled, turned, and said to me, “Loser.” I looked at him and laughed, “Jerk.” I woke up in the hospital, screaming in pain. Mostly screaming for my big brother, but he never came. He never came back. I lost Mom, Dad, and now death took Jimmy...why didn’t it take me? Death took everything from me that mattered, but it didn’t take me. Why? Why not me and Jimmy? He was all I had; he kept me out of trouble or got me out of it. Goodbye, big brother, death won’t let me go with you. Now I sit here years later, my hair white. I come here every year on this day, the same day he died. I just think, smile, and in the back of my head I hear Jimmy say, “Loser.” I whisper back to the cold tombstone, “Jerk.” Those two words never meant what they mean now.

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Lower Grove News by Rosemary Schmidt

Another week gone by and my photos are still waiting to be put in the albums. Do you find out that doing dishes, cooking, sweeping the floors, dusting and just general cleaning can keep a person busy? I start in the bathroom each morning washing my face, picking up after myself and giving the sink a ‘swipe’. Then pick up clothes and make the bed in the bedroom. On to the kitchen after stopping in the utility room to put a load in the washer. Put some wood in the fireplace, get breakfast, eat, clean up the mess and do the dishes. By that time I am tired already! And to think I used to also get the boys ready for school and out the door. At least that part of my life has been over for many years, but it seems like I still don’t have enough time to do those things that are important, like PHOTOS. Wednesday was the nicest day we had for a while, so Darlene Kool, Charlene De Kock and I went to Oskaloosa to shop. Our first stop was Walmart and I sure wish Pella’s store was that big. I had been looking for a couple of chair cushions to put on the 2 straight wood chairs that are in the front room. I wanted just the right colors on them to match the sectional. There they were just exactly what I needed. Of course, I have been telling myself that I must slow down ‘with the spending’. But, the only way that a person does not spend, is to stay home. Stopped in at the Dollar Tree as there were a few things we wanted to get there. Did you know that Pella’s Dollar Tree store is closing? We stopped at Wendy’s for lunch as we had some coupons to use. Then we toured some of the antique shops including Shady Lodge Trading Co, The Antique Peddler and the Antique Shop (located in the old Christian Science Church). I called Delores Schmidt (Sammie’s aunt) to talk to her this week. I told her I had her on my list to call for ages and finally got around to it. Then I received the Sun and noticed that the Deep River column was in it. Really enjoyed the news from that area. Besides, it told me news about my relatives, Delores, Brenda Van Dee and Debbie Schmidt. Last Sunday I went to church at the First Baptist in Pella. It was good to go two weeks in a row. With the weather this winter, it is always an ‘iffy’ decision on whether to go or stay home. After church, I joined friends for coffee time at McDonalds, Bob and Gleneva Peebler, Char Baughman, Barb Jansen and Marlene Madden. I ate a breakfast sausage sandwich because I had not eaten breakfast and I did not want to stay in town for lunch. The weather was suppose to get more windy and therefore going home seemed to be a good idea. I made a quick trip to Walmart and Hy Vee and then left town. And it did get windy

later on and the evening wind was TERRIBLE. On Monday evening Wilma Blom stopped to pick me up and we went to the Peoria Partyline newspaper meeting. Others attending were article contributers: Sharon Blom, Nancy Van Wyk, Terry Bandstra and Marilee Vander Waal. Various topics were discussed to write for the next issue. Roberta Klein had called and left a message for me recently and I finally got around to calling her, but then found out that she is in the hospital with pneumonia. January 30, 2014, just heard on the news that Janco Industries in Sully had an explosion and was on fire. Learned later that most of the building had burned. No one was injured. I called Norma and told her about the fire as she had not heard about it yet. She also told me that a terrible wind had just shook her house. She lives out north east of Sully. Said the air pressure was just terrible and made her have a headache and earache. Another windy day! Got into a cooking mode today; cooked peas, onions, bacon and potatoes. Also Green beans and onions. Baked a dozen buns and then made butterscotch cookies. (Thought I better make good use of the oven and the propane). When using propane, I think of how I didn’t use to even consider the cost of turning on the oven. But, I also remember that I never thought about how much car gas was per gallon how things change. I called Fran Vander Hart (Mrs. Glen V. H.) to visit. Hadn’t talked to her for a while. My sister Pat wanted to know if Fran had heard from her brother-in-law Ken Buff (who is the husband of the late Mary Ellen Vander Hart). Fran said Ken was doing OK since taking treatments for cancer and had just been out for a 2-mile walk. He was pleased that he had a new grandson. I also asked about Fran’s mother, Mrs. Wyngardner. We always enjoyed visiting with her when Sammie sang at Maple Ridge Care Facility. She is 96 years old and always such a pleasant lady. My sister Pat calls me every night to check up on me. We are catching up on years of visiting as she lives in Missouri. Before cell phones we could not talk very long. But, now she has a really economical long distance plan on her land-line. We do not have that particular plan here in Iowa, but I have my cell phone. We discuss everything: weather, recipes, mutual friends and relatives, politics and church functions. I like to keep track of things at her church, because they were so faithful in praying for me when I was sick. It is a comfort to me to know there are small churches that are so involved with a prayer ministry.

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Country Girl’s Corner By Sheryl Carter “Store-bought Clothes”

I have read the term before, though it was used much more in times past then it is today, when having a ready-made item of clothing was an event instead of a common occurrence. As a little girl growing up on a farm in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, we did have ready-made clothes, but plenty of homemade ones as well. Our folks weren’t well off and Mama had to save every penny she could. Even though we weren’t rich financially, living on a farm afforded us an abundance of good food to eat. Still, Mama liked to dress herself, her children and husband as well as she could. Sometimes she bought things from a store—usually on sale—but many times she sewed it herself. Most young ladies in those days knew all about raising children plus a solid knowledge of the housewifely arts—cooking, taking care of a house, washing and ironing, gardening, some sort of needle craft. Whether knitting, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, or rug making, the most important of those crafts was sewing. With a few yards of inexpensive material, some thread and a pattern, and a bit of know-how you could make yourself most anything you desired. And Mama did. Once when I was four years old, she cut up an adult navy wool coat and made up a little suit for me with jacket and pleated skirt complete with a smart little tam for my head. In those days little girls wore “tam’s” a kind of beret tipped to one side. She was pretty proud of that suit and made sure she took a picture of her little girl with her Brownie camera. People had to be inventive in back then—it wasn’t long after the Depression years and even with the war boom going on—for many, money was scare and the adage—possibly coined during the ‘30’s—“use it up, wear it out, make do, do without” was lived by daily. I remember when I was eight years old and in the second grade. My mother and maternal grandmother made me a dress of red plaid cotton. It had puffed sleeves, a gathered skirt and a tied sash. My grandmother finished the buttonholes by crocheting around them. Red satin ribbons were tied on the ends of my braids. Mama knew how

to tie a pretty bow. I loved that dress and had that year’s school photo taken in it. To this day I love plaid—it’s such a happy fabric. Many years later, one of our little granddaughters had her school picture taken in that same dress. Feed sacks were popular then. Chicken feed and other feed came in bags made of sturdy, coarse cotton that was “sized” with a kind of starch to give the fabric strength. After the sack was emptied, housewives pulled out the stitching, washed the sack, removing the large paper labels and the sizing, and they had a length of fabric—for free. So if you wanted to sew up some new kitchen curtains, you figured how much fabric you would need and made sure your husband bought enough bags of the same pattern. Wives and mothers used this material to make up curtains and dish towels, plus lots of clothing items. From little dresses, rompers and sun suits, to clothes for older children and for mom herself. As I grew up, full gathered skirts were popular and also extremely easy to make. Cut out a wide waistband, doubling it for extra strength. Take your three or four yards of fabric and either gather or pleat onto the waistband, hem it up, and you had a new skirt. The only thing was sometimes the gathered skirt made you look like a barrel. Add a matching cotton blouse and you were set. One year Mama found a wrinkled sort of cotton fabric called “squaw cloth”. She bought a length of red for me and a length of turquoise for my sister and sewed skirts and sleeveless blouses for us, trimming the skirts with rick-rack. She liked those outfits a lot and more often than not that is what we were to put on. After many wearings, I became heartily sick of my squaw cloth skirt and blouse, I can tell you. I took home economics in high school for the whole four years and learned to sew myself. After I had graduated and moved to a nearby town to work, I began making a few things for myself. One of my first projects was a dress—again with a full skirt—in a pale green cotton with delicate pears printed on it. It was really pretty and I tried to do a good job, but think my grandmother had to bail me out at the last minute. This dress and any others I made during that time were sewn

Deep River News by Janet Rauch Despite this awful cold spell, I felt it was like Christmas. I got to work at Donna’s Monday and there was a box of cookbooks a nice lady had left for me. I couldn’t wait to get home and get at them. I don’t know who they were from, but I sure appreciate them. Also in the mail, I got a 1923 Womens Club from a bingo friend. It has lots of Grinnell people and old recipes. I’d been looking for a popcorn ball recipe that calls for sorghum and I found it. I’d like to have a building with shelves just for my cookbooks. Saturday, Judy Audas and Julie went to Pleasantville for a speech and drama contest. Julie got two, ones and get to go on to State. Her sister, Stephanie went later and Aunt Bev watched her little boy, Hunter. Jimmy Fisk had a birthday last week and said it was just another day. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Flanders are at the Mayflower now and really like it there. Brownells purchased their house in Montezuma. We will miss Cecil bringing really good tomatoes in the summer. He had his own special things to do to them and were they nice. My son, Steve said Menards were getting things for the garden center already. He works in that department. Bobby took Bentley and Buddy for a ride and they didn’t mind the weather. Our dogs, Linesome and Phin, like romping in the snow but Phen has short hair and stays in the garage a lot. Dolly tries to sneak out when we open the door. She is so quick she gets passed us sometimes. I’m still on my soapbox about these animals with no shelter with this cold weather. We always had

a place for our animals. Delores Schmidt went to Monte Friday for a hair-do. She is still having a time with her legs. Kenny’s son, Ron, calls him often. He really enjoys hearing from him. He lives in Norwalk and drives a semi through the week. Ron tells him about Andrew (Ron’s son). He has a new truck and goes all over and hauls. Kenny and I went to Newton; we stopped at Walgreen’s and Goodwill. We ate at Family Dinner on Friday. Bob Schmidt isn’t able to truck yet, but rides along with his brother, Bill, who drives for him. My granddaughter, Trudy, was at Iowa City this week with her son, Issiah, while they removed some nodules. He has cystic fibrosis and this has to be done every so often. He is a good wrestler when he is able to go. The United Church in Deep River had a nice crowd Sunday. Tyler Gieger did a super job playing his guitar and singing, ‘Sweet Chariot.’ Worralls were there with two of their grandsons. Kenny wasn’t feeling good Sunday, so he stayed home all day. I felt better but still tired. Seems everyone has the eoizudits in some form lately. Norm Axmear came to Delores Schmidt’s for supper and spent the evening Saturday night. Creamy Horseradish Dip 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese ¼ c green onion, chopped ½ c mayonnaise 4 T. bacon, chopped ½ c horseradish sauce Combine cheese, mayonnaise and horseradish until well blended. Stir in green onion and bacon. Serve with vegetables or chips.

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on her treadle sewing machine, which is a joy to run once you get the hang of it. You can even sew when the electricity is off. For my wedding trousseau, I stitched up two nice chemise dresses out of feed sacks. My grandmother allowed me to rummage through her stash of feed sacks and I picked out several that were especially pleasing. As a young mom, sewing helped me to not only dress our little girl but myself as well. As our boys came along, I made little shirts and shorts and pajamas for them. I even sewed up a nice suit for myself during this time. Home sewing allowed us to have a nice modest wardrobe without a lot of expense, even though with narrow shoulders and a curvy figure I was really hard to fit. All of this came pretty much to an end the time I had a lot of sewing to do, so I cut out 14 garments at once and piled them up beside my (electric) sewing machine. I never thought I would ever get all of those outfits done and vowed never again to cut out that many at one time. Instead of a joy, it became a chore. About then garage sales began around here and when I saw the nice clothes I could get for our kids and myself for very little expense, the sewing went out the window. Since then my sewing has mainly consisted of craft items such as pillows, hot pad holders, bun warmers, or the neat lined market bags I made a few years ago from a pattern I found on the internet. Or the time that jumpers were popular—with a dropped waist and two patch pockets, the neckline and armholes edged with seam binding, you could sew up a cute little dress in a couple of hours easy. I did a bunch of those. I have my grandmother’s treadle sewing machine yet (the electric is upstairs in my work room) and I would like to get it up and running. Actually, it may have been my great-grandmother’s before her as the various items in the four storage drawers go back quite a few years. I also have a couple of sewing baskets with crochet and sewing things inside—for years I couldn’t figure out what that wooden black thing with the handle was—now I know it is a darning egg for darning socks. So that is the end of my “storebought clothes” essay. It’s always fun to dig around in the past.

by Ada Kay Dale and Bev Flander visited with Dale’s parents, Cecil and Esther Flander in Grinnell on Saturday at the Mayflower. Theresa Anderson and Malea Fauler attended the Woman’s Retreat on Prayer on Friday and Saturday at the Heart of Worship Church. Lowell and Linda Goemaat attended the funeral of Eleanor Veldhuizen on Wednesday at Oskaloosa. John and Lois Kyln were among aunts, uncle and grandparents helping Taylor Klyn celebrate her 8th birthday at Happy Joe’s on January 16. Sonja Briggs and her grandchildren Alexis and Cadyn attended the Missoula Children’s Theater performance of the ‘Secret Garden’ at the Pella Opera House on Saturday. Alexis stayed overnight on Saturday with her grandparents Gary and Sonja Briggs. Lyn Kinney is recovering at home following hip surgery on Friday, Jan. 17 and came home on Monday, Jan. 20. January birthday wishes to Phyllis Tice on the 21st , Marcille Ratcliff on the 27th, and to my brother, Harold VanWyk on the 31st. The Taintor Church Men’s Prayer Breakfast met on Saturday, Jan. 25. Attending were Donavan VanWyk, Mark VanWyk, Clayton Van Wyk, Curt Braaksma, Brian Witten and Kenneth Witten and Justin Flander. Donovan was the host and also led the devotions from Genesis 3. Ethel Sylvester returned on Saturday, Jan. 25 from a two week visit with her sister Bethel Byrant of Coverington, Ga. They visited with Bethel’s son in Florida. The VanMaanen siblings’ monthly get-together is Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Lynnville City Hall. Karen and Fransk VanSoelen are the hosts. Lois Klyn attended the Republican Caucus on January 21 for Prairie and Richland Township at the New Sharon City Park Building. The Taintor Youth Group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The Taintor Church held their business meeting on Sunday, Feb. 2 with a potluck meal. The Taintor Ladies Circle provided ham and buns and others provided the salads and desserts. Enjoy your week!

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Bunker Hill & Beyond Monday morning the 3rd of February, and look at that sun, wow just beautiful as it rose on the new snowfall. Spring is just around the corner. Yes it is believe me it is!! Our son Mark and Vonna and daughter Sami and her friend from Traer stopped by on the way home from Pella yesterday. Abi rode with others home as there was a volleyball tournament held in Pella. They took their son Jacob out for lunch as he goes to Central. Mark was also down here on Saturday as we are switching beds. In most families you knows how that goes. We need Queens and you need twins and I need this dresser and she takes that one and etc. Shirley Tremmel sent me this note that Marilyn Watson Schuler’s granddaughter, Sarah and her husband Daniel Zagami will be guest speakers at the Searsboro Community Church on Feb. 9th @ 10:30 am. They will be sharing about their missionary work in Madagascar. Everyone is encouraged to come and a soup-potluck luncheon will be served following church services. RL had to go to the Dentist in Pella on Tuesday and so while there we stopped by the Comfort House where Karol works to visit her. Little girl scouts spent Friday night in Brooklyn at a sleep over;

our, Kieren, attended. At only 5 and a half she was sure tired and running on high octane. They are bringing the old Floppy dog out of storage again and it brought memories of when I was about 8 years old, I went to DSM to my grandmother’s and she took me down town to the RADIO show on WHO to see Floppy and be on the radio. I was scared spit-less as the big city was about to much for this little country girl. I received a compact for a gift, dumb gift for a little girl. I had it for years and years it’s gone now. Got me to thinking of when we were in 5th and 6th grade room and we made oatmeal box train’s painted black and a red caboose at school. We did not eat oatmeal at home and I never did get to make one, as there were no extra boxes. Harriet Fisk had surgery in Des Moines lately and heading for a speedy recovery. Dan Fisk had some back surgery and it is hard to keep DB down for sure. Happy Anniversary to Jason and Jenna Fisk on the 7th of Feb. 16 years this year. I went to their wedding and can’t believe it has been that long already. The two oldest kids go to Lynnville-Sully this year. Well got to go here so have a good week.

Barnes City News by Mollie Loving The North Mahaska (NM) jazz band performed at the Simpson College Jazz Festival in Indianola last Friday morning. They received 1st place in Class 1A. Melinda Hammen, Gabe Hammen, Brett Current and Andrea Loving are the band members from the Barnes City area. North Mahaska Shooting Sports members are selling raffle tickets to win a $500 Hy-Vee gift card. I could sure use one of those! The drawing is March 22 and is sponsored by Mahaska County Pheasants Forever. The NM Junior Class is selling Casey’s pizza cards to raise money for the after-prom party. With the card you can get a free medium single-topping pizza with the purchase of a large specialty pizza. The card can be used ten times. Marc Current celebrated his

birthday last week on Jan. 31st. Guy Schultz celebrated his birthday on Feb. 1st. The American Legion will have their next meeting on Feb. 10th at 7:00 P.M. at the Legion Hall. The American Legion Auxiliary will have their next meeting on Feb. 11th at 7:00 P.M. at the Legion Hall. The telephone company board will have their next meeting on Feb. 11th at 6:30 P.M. at the telephone office. The Feb. fire department meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:00 P.M. at the fire station. The Barnes City scrapbookers and card makers will be getting together next on Feb. 15th from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at 700 Cherry Street. When there’s a song in your heart, sing along.

Just Sayin’ By Ralphi Munson I know better than to write about this, but here goes. Politics. I think my resentment started at a very young age when The Brady Bunch was preempted by breaking news of the Watergate scandal. A 9 year old girl was robbed of seeing the current dress style of Marcia, Jan and Cindy. And my weekly dose of that adorable Peter was replaced by the mug of Richard Nixon. Really? That was one of those impact moments of my childhood that altered my opinion of something for life. And I still prefer watching the Brady Bunch as opposed to the news. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t understand politics, but I don’t think our current representatives do either. Things have gotten so complicated and sometimes I think our elected officials just use big words in order to lose the attention of the general public because they have no clue what they are talking about. We were taught at a young age that being The President was the highest goal we could achieve in life. Now I try to shield children from seeing what goes on in Washington and steer them towards our own local elderly citizens or teachers to view as role models. But I still hold on to that childhood dream pounded into my head about what I would do if I were The President. I learned so much about life when I was a poverty stricken single mom. My first priority was the basic needs of my family (which would be the legal citizens of the US). I budgeted my measly wages to pay for our home, utilities, and food. Whatever might be left over went to clothing and household supplies. Translated into the big picture means I would make sure our people could afford hous-

ing, insurance, education, gas prices, and groceries. The remaining funds would be split between a savings account (paying off our National debt) and frivolous treats such as quality entertainment (bike trails, National Parks, etc.) - that is IF there is any money left after funding research for cancer and other debilitating diseases. I also know from experience that little expenditures can really add up. I pay close attention to details before they get out of control. No more government contracts to companies who will charge exaggerated fees for their service or thousands of dollars for a custom made screw. No more luxury vacations at the taxpayers expense since most of them can’t afford to go anywhere themselves. No more elegant suppers served to those who can already afford to eat the finest cuisine. No more tailor made garments since consignment stores are already my favorite place to shop. How about we take into account all of those ‘little’ things done daily and apply that amount to our education system? Speaking of education. I think that division needs a complete overhaul. Let’s break away from tradition and re-evaluate what really needs to be taught in school for our youth to succeed in this ever changing world. Students will study something 5 minutes before a test to pass but will most likely forget those facts within a year. So they will learn how to estimate the arrival time of a train going 110 miles an hour from point A to point B, but will the graduate know how to reconcile their bank statement, take out and pay off a loan early, write a resume, and (sadly in these times), communicate face

to face? How are they supposed to know what career they want in life if they aren’t exposed to their options? We all fantasized about being a teacher but never realized how hard it would be to deal with the parents. We were good at math so thought being an accountant was our calling until we learned how hard it was to keep up with the ever changing and confusing laws. The medical field was intriguing but no one told us about the potential lawsuits, long hours, crazy schedules, and frustrating limitations bestowed upon hospitals by insurance regulations. I know parents are supposed to be responsible for teaching their children some of those things, but frankly, some parents don’t even know how to do them because they were never taught either. The issues I would address immediately include: *passing a law that requires all politicians to be treated as Americans. They would live with the exact same insurance, retirement plan, social security benefits, salary cuts, and taxes as the rest of us are forced to abide by. *restoring freedom (and I mean people would be free to choose what they want to eat, what they want to defend themselves with, what they want to say without words/actions being twisted by attention seeking trouble makers who think they are always discriminated against, etc.). *The welfare system. I am all for assistance for those who need it, but I would revise the qualifications and pay out methods. All able bodies people must make an attempt to work. Instead of paying them to sit at home and have more kids to increase their monthly stipends, I would subsidize daycare costs so they had to get a job and break the cycle

they are raising our next generation to know as a way of life. EBT cards would only be honored for basic staples such as hamburger, bread, milk, fruit/veggies, flour, cereal, etc. and NOT pop, candy, convenience store purchases or rib eye know... the extravagant purchases most working class laborers have cut out of their budget to make their hard earned paycheck cover just their basic necessities. *The money saved from the Welfare reform would be used to increase the pay for our military and for those retired citizens who have actually worked to pay into the Social Security plan they thought would be there for their future (and I would increase SS benefits to coincide with the rising cost of living and medical needs). I willingly admit I am not a smart, educated person. But I do have common sense - a trait that appears to be dwindling in our governing body...along with morals and values. I live a simple life and make the best of what I have instead of greedily wanting more. I find true happiness from innocent children and seeing someone smile because their life is good. I believe in hard work and treating others as I want to be treated. And I feel we, the people, are all created equal, in this one Nation, under GOD, and should be indivisible so as to have justice for all. I tend to steer clear of things out of my control which frustrate me that I don’t understand, and I don’t understand what our Government is doing to our country. I think I’ll just stick with trying to figure out how Alice kept up on all of the laundry, cooking, and cleaning for the Brady family. And my big dream still is going to prom with Davey Jones.

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North Mahaska Menus Thursday, February 6 Breakfast (B): Breakfast Pizza, 1/2 Orange, Milk; Lunch (L): Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli/ Cheese, Peas, Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Texas Toast, Milk. Friday, February 7 B: Donut Holes, Fruit Cocktail, Milk; L: Corn Dog, Baked Onion Rings, Baked Beans, Seasoned Carrots, Cinnamon Applesauce, Grapes, Milk. Monday, February 10 B: Cereal, Toast, Applesauce, Milk; L: Hard or Soft Shell Taco, Lettuce/Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, Mixed Veggies, Chili Beans, Peaches, 1/2 Orange, Milk.

Tuesday, February 11 B: Cinnamon Roll, Peaches, Milk; L: Chicken Sandwich on Whole Grain Bun, French Fries, Sliced Tomatoes, Cole Slaw, Fruit Cocktail, 1/2 Apple, Milk. Wednesday, February 12 B: Little Smokies, Toast, Milk; L: HS - Orange Chicken: Elem - Popcorn Chicken, Hash Brown, Seasoned Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Pineapple, 100% Apple Juice, Milk. Thursday, February 13 B: Egg Patty, Toast, Juice, Milk; L: Cream Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Strawberry Yogurt, Seasoned Carrots, Biscuit, Pears, Raisins, Milk. Friday, February 14 No School

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North Mahaska Activities for Week of February 6-14 February 7 – 6:00p.m. G/B Basketball at Iowa Valley February 10- 6:00p.m. 2 Boys Basketball 6:00p.m at Keota February 11 – 6:00p.m. G/B Basketball at English Valley February 14 – NO SCHOOL 6:00p.m. 2 Boys Basketball vs. Belle Plaine at NM February 25: cream turkey, mashed potato, green beans amandine, tossed lettuce salad, balsamic vinaigrette, red banana gelatin February 26: roast pork & gravy, baby red potatoes, broccoli, fruit crisp February 27: chicken alfredo, noodles, marinated carrots, bananas & oranges, ice cream cup, vegetable juice *Salt shaker indicates meals that are above 800 mg of sodium. Milk, whole wheat and whole grain bread/muffins, and margarine are offered with all meals. This menu provides a general balanced diet that meets the rda’s/ ria’s for adults. In addition, if available in your area, frozen or shelf stable meals may be provided for evenings, weekends and holidays, etc. On a contribution basis as stated above.

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Warhawk First Semester Honor Roll North Mahaska Jr./Sr. High School 2013-2014 First Semester Honor Roll has been released and includes the following students. The “A” Honor Roll is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.67 - 4.0 (* denotes 4.0). 12th Grade Jacob Dahm, *Tyler Foster, Megan Goemaat, *Michaela Heys, *Chase Koehler, John Ruby, Rachel Sherburne, Shaina Spears, *Tressa Watts and Austin Witt; 11th Grade Sammantha Coster, Julia Groenenboom, Corey Roozeboom, Caitlin Sampson and Trent Wanders; 10th Grade *Alexys Adam, Jakob Bortell, *Mason Foster, Melissa Knoot, Andrea Loving, *Lisa Spoelstra, Dustin Thompson and Emily Van Donselaar; 9th Grade Dylan Comstock, Sarah DeGroot, Brandt Fleener, Andrew Goemaat, *Jensen Kelderman, *Katie Koehler, Shelby McGriff, *Elizabeth Moore and Madison Robinson; 8th Grade *Rachel Freeborn, *Tessa Fuller, Hayley Pinkerton, Tyler Strasser and *Bailey Wanders; 7th Grade *Alicia Edmundson, *Blake Fisher, Kathryn Goemaat, Adam Lobberecht, Breanna Mossman, Clarissa Northcutt and Phillip Spoelstra; “B” Honor Roll recognition is awarded to students with a GPA between 3.0-3.66. 12th Grade Jessica Boyd, Nicole Brand, Lorraine Brown, Jenna Carrico, Megan DeBruin, Jordan Ferguson, Melinda Hammen, Connor Hehli, Ariel LaRue, Sydney McCulley, Katie McGriff, Brock Pollpeter, Justin Richards, Alex Schultz and Sudarat Suteeratat; 11th Grade Samantha Edmundson, Maggie Ferguson, Mackenzie Fuller, Kayla Gilman, Amy Griffin, Paige Hoffer, Austin Lanphier, Colton Livezey, Roza Northcutt, Trey Rutledge, Tea Shepherd, Samantha Sterling, McKensie Van Gorp and Megyn Walston; 10th Grade Zachary Davis, Carly Ehret, Dakota Giese, Clay Gleason, Gabriel Hammen, Jennifer Richards and Sabrina Van’t Sant; 9th Grade Harrison Beyer, Hailey Castaneda, Kalleen Chamberlain, Savanna Coster, Brady Ewing, Caleb Gipple, Andrew Jedlicka, Emma Long, Jackson Munson, Chance Parrish, Cole Poe, Cole Rozendaal, Jacob Sampson, Kathleen Shaw, Jacob Sherburne, Tori Smith, Hunter Sterling, Reece Strasser and Mason Van Donselaar; 8th Grade Derek Brown, Kennedy Dye, Seth Edmundson, Bailey Hudson, Mallory Klinker, Braden Lamb, Levi Long, Benjamin Sherburne and Dylan Shipley; 7th Grade Brooke Criswell, Morgan Sampson, Jarrett Stodghill and Tiffany Wolver.

Local Students Present At Central Area students presented during Undergraduate Scholarship Celebration Days, held Dec. 5 and 12 at Central College. The event provided more than 75 students with the opportunity to showcase their research and projects in a variety of disciplines. Central College junior Grace Hirl’s presentation was titled “Siento las cadenas: Homenaje a José Martí.” Hirl, of Oskaloosa, is majoring in business management and Spanish. Central College senior Melissa Williams’s presentation was titled “The Different Truths about the Spanish Civil War and Their Portrayal in Death in El Valle.” Williams, of Oskaloosa, is majoring in biochemistry and Spanish. Central College is a residential liberal arts college dedicated to the education of 1,500 undergraduate students. Guided by its ecumenical Christian tradition, the college community engages in vigorous, free, open inquiry in pursuit of academic excellence. Founded in 1853, the college is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and NCAA Division III athletics.

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The Sun ‘Milestones’ Clemens Baby Boy MILESTONES Joe and Amanda Clemens of SUBMISSIONS Mount Ayr would like to announce

★ This spot is reserved for your club, organization, governmental, board, reunion — meeting time. Let The Sun share the vital details of how the entire community can get involved or attend a meeting for your club, organization, governmental, board or reunion. Submit the vitals: who, what, when, where, and why to The Sun at, or fax at 641637-4032 weekly before 5 p.m. on Friday ★ Candidate nomination papers for the June 3, 2014 Primary are available at the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office and on line for the following county offices: ~ Two seats for Board of Supervisors; County Treasurer; County Recorder and County Attorney The filing period begins Monday, March 3. The last day to file nomination papers is Wednesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office. ★ Regular City of New Sharon council meetings are the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. ★ Mahaska Co. Board of Supervisors meetings are the first and third Monday of every month in the conference room, Mahaska Co. Courthouse at 9 a.m.

EBF School Menus (Menus subject to change -- Milk Served Daily.) Friday, February 7 Breakfast -- Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch -- Sub Sandwich, Chips, Peppers, Pickle, Apricots Monday, February 10 Breakfast -- Breakfast Wrap, Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch -Cheeseburger/Bun, Sweet Potato Fries, Peas, Applesauce Tuesday, February 11 Breakfast -- Cereal, Toast, Peanut Butter, Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch -- Beef/Noodles, Potatoes, Spinach, Mand. Oranges, Butter Sand. Wednesday, February 12 Breakfast -- Pancake on Stick, Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch -Hotdog/Bun, Baked Beans, Chips, Banana Thursday, February 13 Breakfast -- Rice, Toast, Fruit, Juice, Milk; Lunch -- Crispito/ Cheese, California Blend, Lettuce, Grapes Friday, February 14 NO SCHOOL

EBF School Activities Friday, February 7 5:00pm G/BBB-9/JV/V vs Albia Saturday, February 8 8:00am Solo Ensemble-JH @ Davis County 8:00am Speech-State LG @ Linn-Mar(Marion) 12:00pm WR-V Sectionals @ Eddyville Monday, February 10 5:00pm G/BBB-9/JV/V vs Colfax-Mingo 5:00pm G/BBB-Seniors Night Tuesday, February 11 Early Dismissal-1 PM 4 to 8 pm P/T Conferences 6:00pm WR-V Regional Duals @ (TBA) Thursday, February 13 Early Dismissal-1 PM 8:00am Central College Singfest 4 to 8 pm P/T Conferences Friday, February 14 No School 5:00pm BBB-9/JV/V @ Davis County 5:00pm WR-Mini Rocket Tournament

the birth of their son, Gage Lynn Clemens, born Friday, Jan. 10 at 8:17 a.m. weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces and 21 inches. Gage was welcomed home by his big brother, Cordell Clemens. Grandparents are Mike and Dee Bryant of Clarinda and Mick and Pat Clemens of Thornburg. Great-grandparents are Lynn and Nancy Bloom of Clarinda, Ron and Twila Bryant of Maryville, Mo., and Sue Thomas of Oskaloosa. Gage was born at St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, Maryville, Mo.

The Sun invites “Milestones” announcements to share with the community. Send all engagement, birth, wedding and anniversary announcements to The Sun, P.O. Box 502, New Sharon, IA 50207, e-mail them to nssun@ A prepaid $10 photo fee is assessed per photo, per newspaper. The Sun is also able to submit the ‘Milestone’ to both Keokuk County newspapers: NewsReview and Keota Eagle, as well. The Sun is happy to accept all major credit/debit cards.

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These Fremont Elementary School students were selected for the January 24 honor of Fremont Rocket Pride. Included are (front to back, left to right): Carley Clarahan, Silas Shotten, Gregory Davis and Miranda Hotchkiss; Emily Lynch, Alyse Shotten, Kennedi Crosby and Gabby Strausser [photo submitted].

Exciting Exhibits Topic of Next County Historical Society Meeting The Mahaska County Historical Society quarterly membership meeting and pot luck is Monday, Feb. 17, inside Bradbury Hall at Nelson Pioneer Farm with the meal beginning at 6;30 p.m. The main topics for discussion are the exciting new exhibits for the museum, followed by a brief memorial service for members who passed away this past

year: Charles Whitaker, Kathryn Ball, Elmer Kinsinger, Edith Rice, Maxine Harrison, Linda DeBruin, Violet Else, Linda Van Devender and Dorothy Grubb. Curator, Kelly Halbert, is sharing the planning and designs of the new exhibit scheduled to open in May. The public is encouraged to attend and asked to bring a sharing dish and personal table-service.

Mahaska Health Partnership to Offer Cholesterol Screenings Feb. 11 Mahaska Health Partnership will be offering reduced-rate cholesterol screenings Tuesday, Feb. 11 on their Oskaloosa campus and at New Sharon Medical Center. According to the American Heart Association, cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in our cells. There are two types of cholesterol produced by our bodies; one is good and the other is bad. Too much bad cholesterol or not enough good cholesterol can increase your risk of a cardiac event. “We’re hoping to continue to raise awareness of heart disease, heart attack and stroke by hosting this event,” said MHP Cardiac Rehab Nurse Renee Edgar, RN. “Regardless of a person’s age, tests like these should be done regularly and, in many cases, can be lifesaving.” The event will run from 6:00 to 9:00 am on MHP’s Oskaloosa campus in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center, located at 1229 C Avenue East (entrance #3). This is a new location from previous years so note the entrance number. Screenings will also be offered at New Sharon Medical Center from 7:30 to 9:00 am, which is located at 112 South Main Street in New Sharon. Participants who register at either location can choose to complete a 12-hour fasting lipid panel, non-fasting total cholesterol or fasting blood

sugar (fee scale for each test group). “I would recommend the 12-hour fasting lipid panel because it will provide the most in-depth analysis,” suggested Edgar. “The test will report total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol and cardiac risk ratio.” Along with the cholesterol screenings, cardiopulmonary experts will be on hand in Oskaloosa to give blood pressure checks. Registered Dietitian Lea Rice will be checking body mass indexes as well, all for free. “To put it simply, a cholesterol screening can save your life,” stressed Edgar. “Once you find out you have a problem with your cholesterol, you can start taking steps to improve your health and lower your risk of a cardiac event.” To make an appointment for cholesterol screening in Oskaloosa, call 641.672.3100; in New Sharon, call 641.637.2651. Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a nonprofit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, visit

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Notice of Probate Probate No. ESPR033883 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Mahaska County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY K. LESTER, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Shirley Kay Lester, Deceased, who died on or about January 7, 2013: You are hererby notified that on the 21st day of November, 2013, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of 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 27th day of January, 2014. Dustin D. Hite Administrator of the Estate 118 North Market Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Dustin D. Hite, ICIS PIN Number: AT0010176 Attorney for the Administrator 118 N. Market St. Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Date of second publication 13th day of February, 2014. N6-2

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Iowa Department of Management NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING -- PROPOSED BUDGET COUNTY HOSPITAL NAME: Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 Mahaska County Hospital The Board of Hospital Trustees of this County will conduct a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year budget as follows: County: Meeting Date: Meeting Time: Meeting Location: Mahaska 02-24-2014 5:15 pm Board Room, Mahaska Health Partnership At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. This notice represents a summary of the supporting detail of receipts and expenditures on file with the secretary. Copies of the Supplemental Budget Detail (Schedule 672-A) will be furnished upon request. Contact Telephone Number: Contact Name: PROPOSED BUDGET SUMMARY 641-672-2133 Jay Christenson A FUND (Use Whole Dollars) 1. General 2. FICA 3. IPERS 4. Emergency 5. Ambulance 6. Unemployment Comp. 7. Debt Service 8. Tort Liability/Ins. 9. Restricted Funds 10. Board Designated 11. TOTAL

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FYE 6-30-2013 FYE 6-30-2014 FYE 6-30-2015 Transfers Actual Re-estimated Proposed Out 40,227,414 42,232,808 53,998,366 0 552,949 403,106 0 0 0 0 102,958 0 0 0 15,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 560,000 0 0 0 0 12,450,000 3,615,464 4,024,371 0 52,677,414 45,848,272 58,022,737 1,634,013 Proposed taxation rate per $1,000 valuation: $

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Mahaska Co. Church & Obituaries

Church Directory LACEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Pastor Roger White 641-673-5986 Worship, 8:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Pastor Scott Collier Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kingdom Kids (PreK-6th) Unleash Youth (7th-12th)

LOWER GROVE CHURCH Pastor Cornie Van Wyngarden Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship, 6 p.m.

Connection Groups Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

New Sharon FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Lead Pastor Rick Thompson Associate Pastor Chris Sampson Sunday Sunday School (all ages) 9 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. UFC (Students), 6 p.m. Wednesday Gems/Cadets, 6:10-8 p.m.

Baptist Church of Fremont Pastors: Otto and Ruth Hayes Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Barnes City COMMUNITY CHURCH Rev. Jim and Linda Sears Sunday 9 a.m. Sunday School

New Sharon FRIENDS CHURCH Marlene Smith, Pastor 9 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Monday, 7 p.m. - Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Believer’s Hour of Power

10 a.m. Worship 4 p.m. - Youth Group (Pre-6th) 6:30 p.m. Evening Worship Barnes City United Methodist Church Pastor Michelle Williamson Worship, 4:30 p.m., Sunday

New Sharon Harvest Community Church 2083 Hwy. 102 Richard Smith, Pastor Phone: 641-891-5060 Sunday School, 8:45 a.m. Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m.

Cedar Christian Reformed Church Pastor Josh Van Engen 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship Cedar United Methodist Church Pastor Ronald C. Bupp Worship - 10:30 a.m., Sunday Children’s Sunday School -

New Sharon UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Lead Pastor Terry Pollard 641-637-2561 Sunday 8 a.m., Traditional Worship 10:30 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service 9 a.m., Fresh Start Breakfast 9:15 a.m., Kid’s Sunday School & Adult Life Groups Wednesday 6-8 p.m. - G2C Children (1st-6th)/ Meet @ Church 5:30-7:30 p.m. - PROS Middle School youth (7th-8th)/ 6:30-8:30 p.m. - PROS High School youth (9th-12th)/ Both Meet @ McVay Bldg.

During Worship Service Fremont Nazerene Church Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Services 6 p.m. Fremont United Methodist Church Pastor Ronald C. Bupp Sunday Praise Service, 8 a.m. Traditional/Blended Worship, 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday School, 9 a.m. Adult Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday Kids Club - kid’s Meal, 5:30 p.m.;

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Park Church of Christ Evangelist: Mark Doland 1804 Burlington Road Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Sunday Bible Class (All Ages): 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Life Groups Sunday afternoon and Thursday evenings PEORIA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 10 miles west of New Sharon Worship, 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Rural New Sharon UNION MILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Pastor Kerry Lake Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:35 a.m. SEARSBORO COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Don Job Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship, 11 a.m. TAINTOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Mike Murrell 641-891-8128 Sunday Worship, 9 a.m. Coffee Time, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Thursday Young Peoples, 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome WEST LIBERTY CHURCH OF CHRIST 7 miles west of Montezuma on Diamond Trail Sunday Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Evening, 6 p.m. Fourth Friday Night April to October Singing and Fellowship, 7 p.m.

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The Necessity of Forgiveness Corrie ten Boom was a D u t c h Christian w h o , a l o n g with her f a t h e r and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during WW II and was imprisoned for it. Her sister died in the concentration camp and after the war Corrie went around Germany preaching about forgiveness. At one church a former concentration camp guard came up to her after her talk, extended his hand, and asked for forgiveness. She writes about how hard it was for her to take his hand and accept his apology, but when she did she felt a lot of anger and resentment inside of her drain away. Unforgiveness is the poison we want to give others but are taking ourselves. Often in work situations, in families, and among friends we may be hurt or offended by something someone else said or did. We can hold the toxin of resentment and mistrust inside of us like a poisonous snake bite eating away at our tissues, or we can choose to forgive. Only by forgiving others can we begin to heal. Forgiveness can be a long and complex process (and sometimes depending on the severity we may need the help of a counselor) but we can begin today for our own health and wellbeing by at least saying to ourselves as much as needed…I forgive you.

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Mildred “Mickey” Allen, 93 of New Sharon passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Oskaloosa. Funeral services were Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery in New Sharon. Visitation began after 12:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the funeral home with the family present from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s Activities Department. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www. Holland-Coble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mildred “Mickey” Irene Allen, daughter of Fred and Stella (Clemmons) McGriff, was born October 18, 1920 near New Sharon. Mildred attended and graduated from New Sharon High School with the class of 1938. On November 28, 1938, Mickey married Cyril James Allen in Trenton, Mo., making their home in New

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Betty C. Witzenburg, 92 of rural Fremont passed away Saturday evening, February 1, 2014 at the Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa. Betty C. Witzenburg was born, October 10, 1921, in Oskaloosa, to Bert and Mattie (Van Arkel) Bouma. She grew up in rural Oskaloosa and the family moved to rural Kirkville when Betty was 9. She graduated from Kirkville High School in 1940 and furthered her

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Sharon. To this union two children were born, Larry Edward and Vivian Jean. Mickey was the typical farmer’s wife, farming side by side with her husband Cyril for many years until retirement. After retirement, they bought a home in Arizona living there six months out of the year and they spent several summers in Washington State. They spent their time going to flea markets, visiting with family and playing many card games with friends. Mickey prided herself with her cooking – making coffee time for the farm help, homemade bread, pancakes for the grandchildren, and churning her own butter. Mickey’s last nine years was spent at Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab where she loved the staff and considered them her true friends. Mickey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cyril; her six siblings, Dorothy Dalton, Mike McGriff, Pearl Furubotten, John McGriff, Ila Butterbaugh, and Pat Hackett; a daughter-in-law, Eva; one greatgrandchild and one great-great grandchild. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Larry (Bonnie) Allen of Enumclaw, Wash. and Vivian (Roger) Robinson of New Sharon; one brother, Jim (Mary) McGriff of Box Elder, S.D., one sister, Virginia (Joe) Evans-Grife of Barnes City, and a brother-in-law Roy Hackett of Phoenix, Ariz. One of her greatest joys was being with her grandchildren: Alan (Eleanor) Robinson, Sandi Robinson, Kurt (Kathy) Allen, Rob (Melanie) Robinson, Christoph (Lisa) Allen, and Thomas (Maria) Allen; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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education at Murphy’s School of Business in Oskaloosa. After her education, Betty went to work for the Continental Overall Factory as an accounting manager. On May 5th, 1943 she married Bob Witzenburg in Cedar. The two made their home in rural Oskaloosa and rural Kirkville before settling in rural Fremont, on their farm. Betty was very proud to be a farm wife, where she helped Bob with the farm chores, took care of her garden and raised her family. She was a talented seamstress and made many of her families clothing. Betty was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa. Betty’s family includes her three children, Bob (Joyce) Witzenburg of Packwood; Becky (Bob) Queisner of Fort Madison and Ray (Lynn) Witzenburg of Des Moines; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way and her brother Sjoerd Bouma of rural Fremont. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bob Witzenburg. Funeral services for Betty will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Rev. Danny Cary of Packwood officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday at the GarlandVan Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; the family will be present from 5-7 p.m. to greet visitors. Memorials may be made to the Fremont EMT Group. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at

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Mahaska Co. Sports

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Tales of the Ancient Sportman By Burdell Hensley

Warhawk Grapplers Just Warming Up Submitted Since Christmas break, the Warhawk wrestlers have been busy. Tuesday the 28th of January marked the end of the Dual Team season with only the Conference Tournament, Sectionals, Districts and State left to go. The Warhawks traveled to Victor on the 28th to compete in a Quad with HLV, Lone Tree and Belle Plaine. The night started with a quick dual against the Plainsmen with the Warhawks collecting a team victory with the score 54-12. Next up was Lone Tree. This was a tough one, but with a couple of upset wins by our Warhawks, we kept it close. Dylan Comstock pulled out an upset pin with only 30 seconds left in the match after trailing 7-2. That set the tone for the Warhawks and helped us finish tied at 36 with Lone Tree. The determining factor came down to tie breaker criteria and Lone Tree came out as the victor. After that close loss, it was time to take on HLV. The Warhawks came out and took care of business and put away HLV 42-24. All the Warhawks came out with victories Tuesday whether they were forfeits or wins against opponents that helped propel us to the best night of the year. The Warhawks finish the Dual Team season with a record of 4-19 on the season. That is pretty good for a brand new team with a lot of brand new wrestlers.

Warhawks Compete in SICL Tournament Warhawk wrestlers had a good day at the SICL Conference Tournament last Saturday. Going in to their first Conference Tournament in about six years, the wrestlers were fired up and ready to go. The kids did really well and showed a lot of heart against some really tough competition. Although we did not advance anyone in to the Championship matches, we did get 4 wrestlers in to the bouts for 3rd place and 3 wrestlers in the bouts for 5th. That is a pretty good accomplishment for a first year program. Below is a rollup of each of the Warhawk. NM Individual SICL Results 113 - Griffin Molenburg (1417) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Molenburg (North Mahaska) 14-17 received a bye; Semifinal - Cole Nickell (Lynnville-Sully) 24-8 won by decision over Molenburg 14-17 (Dec 12-9); Cons. Semi - Molenburg 14-17 won by fall over Hunter Jones (Belle Plaine) 8-20 (Fall 0:55); 3rd Place Match - Travis Lewis (Tri-County/Montezuma) 15-17 won by major decision over Molenburg 14-17 (MD 19-7). 126 - Andrew Jedlicka (1219) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points. Quarterfinal

The North Mahaska Warhawk wrestlers worked their skills against SICL foes including Lynnville-Sulley (top photo), English Valleys (middle photo) and Tri-County (bottom photo) [photos submitted]. - Jedlicka (North Mahaska) 12-19 won by fall over Andrew Fisher (English Valleys) 9-17 (Fall 3:10); Semifinal - Zach Russell (Iowa Valley) 37-9 won by fall over Jedlicka 12-19 (Fall 0:17); Cons. Semi - Jedlicka 12-19 received a bye; 3rd Place Match - Caden Dunsbergen (Lynnville-Sully) 15-16 won by fall over Jedlicka 12-19 (Fall 1:05). 132 - Shaun Clark (16-14) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points. Quarterfinal Clark (North Mahaska) 16-14 received a bye; Semifinal Drake Healey (Iowa Valley) 42-4 won by fall over Clark 16-14 (Fall 1:27); Cons. Semi Clark 16-14 won by fall over Bryson Barnett (Lynnville-Sully) 5-16 (Fall 3:23); 3rd Place Match - Zach Kitzman (Tri-County/ Montezuma) 20-14 won by fall over Clark 16-14 (Fall 1:14). 138 - Dylan Comstock (5-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Lucas Krakow (Iowa Valley) 34-16 won by fall over Comstock (North Mahaska) 5-14 (Fall 0:31); Cons. Round 1 - Kyle Kramer (Lynnville-Sully) 7-19 won by fall over Comstock 5-14 (Fall 2:00). 145 - Gage Simmons (7-25) placed 6th and scored 8.00 team points. Prelim - Simmons (North Mahaska) 7-25 won by fall over Caleb Hasley (BGM) 2-18 (Fall 0:50); Quarterfinal Zach Axmear (English Valleys) 38-4 won by fall over Simmons 7-25 (Fall 2:33); Cons. Round 1 Simmons 7-25 won by fall over Jacob Miller (Belle Plaine) 9-15 (Fall 0:42); Cons. Semi - Lane Boender (Sigourney-Keota) 31-12 won by fall over Simmons 7-25 (Fall 1:42); 5th Place Match - Dylan Healey (Iowa Valley) 21-25 won by injury default over Simmons 7-25 (Inj. 3:54). 152 - Reece Strasser (6-24) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Nate Van Buren (HLV) 32-8 won by fall over Strasser (North Mahaska) 6-24 (Fall 1:27); Cons. Round 1 - Payton Scandridge (Lynnville-Sully) 15-19 won by fall over Strasser 6-24 (Fall 1:17). 160 - Cole Spoelstra (6-14) placed 5th and scored 8.00 team points. Quarterfinal Jayson Krakow (Iowa Valley) 18-27 won by fall over Spoelstra (North Mahaska) 6-14 (Fall 1:50); Cons. Round 1 - Spoelstra 6-14 received a bye; Cons.

Semi - Clay Harper (Tri-County/ Montezuma) 16-21 won by fall over Spoelstra 6-14 (Fall 1:23); 5th Place Match - Spoelstra 6-14 won by fall over Price Hall (BGM) 4-9 (Fall 0:45). 170 - Karrson Stodghill (1414) placed 5th and scored 6.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Josh Roggentien (Iowa Valley) 15-21 won by fall over Stodghill (North Mahaska) 14-14 (Fall 3:11); Cons. Round 1 - Stodghill 14-14 received a bye; Cons. Semi - Jacob Weber (Tri-County/ Montezuma) 24-19 won by fall over Stodghill 14-14 (Fall 1:31); 5th Place Match - Stodghill 14-14 received a bye. 182 - Chris Shaw (3-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Quarterfinal - Adam Hawkins (BGM) 40-1 won by fall over Shaw (North Mahaska) 3-12 (Fall 0:44); Cons. Round 1 - Jack Hardin (Lynnville-Sully) 14-18 won by fall over Shaw 3-12 (Fall 1:15). 220 - Austin Lanphier (8-10) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points. Quarterfinal Lanphier (North Mahaska) 8-10 won by decision over Luke Jackson (English Valleys) 16-18 (Dec 6-1); Semifinal - Tucker Fowler (Sigourney-Keota) 31-6 won by fall over Lanphier 8-10 (Fall 1:37); Cons. Semi Lanphier 8-10 won by fall over Cooper Scandridge (LynnvilleSully) 2-20 (Fall 0:52); 3rd Place Match - Lanphier 8-10 won by fall over Luke Jackson (English Valleys) 16-18 (Fall 4:50). 285 - Parker Davis (5-14) placed 5th and scored 6.00 team points. Quarterfinal Shannon Dunsbergen (LynnvilleSully) 22-12 won by fall over Davis (North Mahaska) 5-14 (Fall 0:21); Cons. Round 1 - Davis (North Mahaska) 5-14 received a bye; Cons. Semi - Ethan Bair (Tri-County/Montezuma) 27-11 won by fall over Davis 5-14 (Fall 0:20); 5th Place Match - Davis 5-14 received a bye. View the entire team and individual results for the season by logging on the Team Scores 1. Iowa Valley 211.0 2. Sigourney-Keota 195.0 3. Lynnville-Sully 159.0 4. Tri-County/Monte151.5 5. English Valleys 136.5 6. BGM 107.0 7. North Mahaska 80.0 8. HLV 57.0 9. Belle Plaine 22.0

It is Super Bowl Sunday and it is also Groundhog Day. The word is that the furry prognosticator in Pennsylvania saw his shadow this morning. Well I saw my shadow also and it scared me too! It is much too large. So I guess we are in for six more weeks of winter, which is really how long it is until spring shows up on the calendar. As for the Super Bore, it is just getting underway and I don’t like the way it is going. As it often is the case, the commercials will probably be more exciting than the game unless Peyton can pull off some late miracles. Since the Chiefs are not playing in the game and my neighbor boy is not playing in it this year, I really don’t have a big favorite. Personally, I would like to see Peyton go out with a ring and I really don’t have a lot of respect for that loud mouth bunch from Seattle. In many cases the ring is more special to the players than the money. Tyler Sash, my neighbor boy, got his ring with the Giants a couple of years ago and it is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. Unfortunately his career ended this year from concussion problems. As for six more weeks of winter, the forecast for this week doesn’t sound good. I keep hearing different amounts of snow forecast and none of it sounds good. It could make for a tough week for high school athletic directors. The season is at the end and tournaments are just a week away, so there is not much room to reschedule anything. I’m glad that is not my job anymore. 29 years of battling weather issues was enough. Some high school conference races were nearing the climax this past week. The Keota Eagles should be two games up in the South Iowa Cedar League chase with a win over BGM Saturday night. The girl’s race finds Iowa Valley leading Lynnville-Sully by one game and IV has won both meetings with LS. The Pekin boys moved into the driver’s seat in the Super Conference with a win over Iowa Mennonite. The EddyvilleBlakesburg-Fremont girls are deadlocked with Albia in the South Central Conference with one loss each and the two teams meet this weekend in Eddyville. I think the Pekin girls might still be in the hunt for the Super Conference girl’s title. Wrestling sectionals begin this Saturday and we have several area wrestlers that should move on to districts. EBF has several potential qualifiers and Tri-County/Montezuma should have a few. I had a pleasant surprise this week. Friday I went up to North English for Dolores Grimm’s retirement party at the bank. Dolores has worked at that bank for 40 years and now she is going to switch gears. While I was there, I noticed a new young man that was working in the Ag lending department and he looked very familiar. It was Russ McGee, one of our boys who attended

Eddyville High School in the 90’s. Russ came to Eddyville when the Fremont High School students came over in the whole gradesharing program. It was good to catch up with him and to have him working for our bank. I noticed a few excellent performances from area athletes this past week. Pekin’s Beth Atwood fired in 27 points and yanked down 17 rebounds in a 70-39 win over Louisa-Muscatine. In wrestling, Tri-County/Montezuma’s Mitch Gibson notched his 100th win while teammates Ben Edmundson and Travis Lewis won titles at North Tama. EBF had three winners at the I-35 tourney. Blake Marolf, Tucker Black and Jaren Glosser all were winners. If I keep on watching Iowa Hawkeye Basketball, I am going to have to increase my medications. Those guys are going to cause me to have a big one. Saturday night we cut date night short so I could get back to watch the Hawks. An early dinner at Taso’s did the trick. It was nice of the Ancient-ess to do that for me, but the truth is that she had work that she needed to get done. I was feeling pretty good when the Hawks started ripping on the Illini and built a 21-point lead. Then Illinois changed defenses and things went downhill fast. By halftime the lead was only four and early in the second half they were behind by seven. I was hacked off. It seemed that White and Marble had just disappeared. Fortunately they found their way back and we won by seven. This week I covered the Knoxville teams in a pair of wins at Oskaloosa on Tuesday and Friday I covered Pella Christian at home against Oskaloosa. It was homecoming at Pella Christian and they won both games. PC is one of the few schools that has homecoming during the basketball season. They have not had football very long and for years the basketball homecoming was a big deal and it still is. It is time to take a look at what happened in our yesterdays. 100 years ago: Feb. 4, 1914Beacon topped Eddyville 41-28 Saturday night in Beacon. Jenkins

led Beacon with 16 points and Holmes added 15. Shaffer and Oldham each had eight points for Eddyville. Feb. 5- John Jahns of the Keota Gun Club finished second in the Sunny Southland shooting meet in Houston, Texas. 75 years ago: Feb. 6, 1939The Eddyville girls won the Wapello County title with a 41-26 win over Farson. June Newell poured in 26 points for Eddyville while Bowen led Farson with 12 points. Feb. 8- Delta topped Keswick 39-34. Roberts led Delta with 13 points while Fritz Reed added 10. Pietsch led Keswick with 10 points. Feb. 11- The New Sharon boys upset Fremont 30-22 to remain in the Chiquaqua Valley race. Louis Smith led NS with 16 points. Bob Wolfe was the Fremont leader. 50 years ago: Feb. 5, 1964- The North Mahaska boys clinched second place in the DMRC with a 68-37 win over Monroe. Ric Phelps rammed in 19 points for NM and Bob Knoot added 15. Feb. 5- The Pekin girls claimed third place in the Blackhawk Conference with a 57-48 win over Cardinal. Susie Myers popped in 28 points and Barbara Sterling added 22 for Pekin. Feb. 5- The English Valleys boys took third place in the SICL by squeezing past HLV 63-62. John Reed chalked up 20 points and Francis Johnston notched 14 for EV. 25 years ago: Feb. 4, 1989No. 3 ranked Pella Christian breezed past Urbandale 84-58. Ryan Klyn led the Eagles with 21 points and Jeff Zylstra added 17. Feb. 4- English Valleys upset No. 19 Tri-County girls 64-59. Delisa Chittick poured in 41 points for EV. Stephani Bos led T-C with 37 points. Feb. 8- North Mahaska girls used 25 points by Heather Seitsinger and 24 by Amy Smith to beat Colfax-Mingo 62-57. Feb. 11- Tri-County blasts HLV 86-65. Roy Danner led T-C with 24 points while Ryan Koehn scored 14, Matt Zittergruen added 13 and Jason Bair hit for 11 points. The game is truly a Super Bore and I am about to turn it off. Have a great week and remember that you only pass this way once unless your spouse is reading the road map.

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Rockets Dual @ Martensdale-St. Marys on 01/28/2014 Eddyville-Blakesburg (EDBL) 70.0, Martensdale-St. Marys (MSM) 0.0 The Rockets cleared the mat on Martensdale-St. Mary by only giving up two forfeits in the 106 and 120 pound weight classes. At 138, Jeren Glosser; 170, Cory Archer and 285, Luke Welch scored big for the Rockets with pins in their respective weight classes. • 138: Jeren Glosser, EDBL, pinned Alex Craig, MSM, 0:40; • 170: Cory Archer, EDBL, pinned Lane Gehringer, MSM, 1:17; • 285: Luke Welch, EDBL, pinned Noah Orta, MSM, 4:20. Contributing to the victory with a major decsion (win by points) was Josh Johnson at 128; he out maneuvered Hunter Patrick, MSM to steal the 14-6 victory for the Rockets. Adding team points with open weight classes were:132, Cody Brown; 145, Blake Marolf; 152, Tucker Black; 160, Tyler Foubert; 182, Bret Wursta; 195, Hunter Johnston; 220, Jayce Riley and at 113, Adam Proctor, each bringing home forfeit points.

Junior High Wrestling Roll Up Mckenzie Angle victorious for the Warhawks Junior High Wrestling program [submitted]. By Coach Strasser Junior High Wrestling over, what a season! Last Tuesday, the 21st of January, marked the end to the North Mahaska Junior High Wrestling season as the team traveled to BGM. The night started out slow with our first four wrestlers taking losses to some really tough kids. The team bounced back though and was able to come away with a 18-10 record for the night. That was a great way to finish off a remarkable season. Throughout the season, the Warhawk wrestlers were able to come out and win time and time again against some pretty tough competition. In Junior High, wrestlers get matched up by ability and size which leaves the chances of victory at about 50/50. At the end of the season, the wrestlers had accumulated a record of 92 wins with only 64 losses. This is an incredible record to have for a Junior High Team. I could not be more proud of how the team did this year and really look forward to next season as they continue to grow. With the final results of the season, Colter Lanphier led the team with 12 wins and only 3 losses. Braden Tyrrel led in take-downs (14) and in pins (11) while Hunter Davis led the near-fall category with 14 between 2-pt. and 3-pt. near-falls.

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Girls basketball update by Coach L.E. Moore North Mahaska 25, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 53 The Warhawks hosted EBF Monday evening for our nonconference game of the season. The Rockets are a very fast, athletic group of young women and we knew we would have to bring our A game to the contest. Our girls worked hard against the 2A Rockets and held our ground the first quarter, but just couldn’t get anything going the rest of the game. We were pressing ourselves at times and our mental lapses hurt us as they capitalized at each opportunity we game them. They were shooting well and got many easy buckets on our turnovers. But as with any loss we learn from our mistakes and keep improving. Stats for the game: Michaela Heys: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist; Bailey Upton: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals; Maggie Ferguson: 3 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists; Samantha Edmundson: 3 points; Shaina Spears: 3 points, 6 rebounds; Rachel Sherburne: 1 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist; Mackenzie Fuller: 1 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals January 28, 2014 North Mahaska 37, Sigourney 39 Tuesday evening saw the Sigourney Savages in Warhawk territory. We had a good first quarter but just couldn’t keep the pressure on and momentum going the rest of the game. The two teams were pretty evenly matched across the board but we were not aggressive enough toward the rim. Another factor was the Warhawks shooting 6 free throws to Sigourney’s 25 – that made a huge difference in the game. As with each game, we learn something that will help us improve and this group of girls is very resilient and work hard to improve each game. Stats for the game: Michaela Heys: 10 points, 7 rebounds; Julia Groenenboom: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist; Bailey Upton: 7 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Rachel

Sherburne: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist; Maggie Ferguson: 2 points, 1 steal, 3 assists; Shaina Spears: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist. January 30, 2014 North Mahaska 46, English Valleys 35 Game three of four for this week had the English Valley Bears coming into town. The Bears are ranked in 1A, are among the leaders in the SICL, and have everyone back from last year’s team. Our girls needed a boost to help us so Wednesday’s practice session included a couple of motivational videos that made them think about teamwork, hard work and sacrifice. We had a great practice and it paid off. The girls worked hard all night, fought every possession and limited some players touches. We moved the ball well and made shots. It was exciting to see the girls rise up to the challenge that was in front of them and come away with the win. I am very proud of all of them! Stats for the game: Michaela Heys: 21 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal; Julia Groenenboom: 10 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists; Shaina Spears: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steals, 3 assists; Maggie Ferguson: 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists; Rachel Sherburne: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal,2 assists. January 31, 2014 North Mahaska 54, HLV 34 The HLV Warriors finished out a long week of four games in five days, but the Lady Warhawks were up to the challenge. HLV has an athletic set of guards and a group of nice players even though they are struggling in the league this year. Our girls were ready to play and controlled the boards and the tempo for most of the game. The team was pumped and we had three girls in double figures which are very rewarding for them. It was a good win for the team and is good preparation for the final push of the regular season. Stats for the game: Michaela Heys: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1

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Warhawks Smooth in Transition; Ready for Road Article by Coach Jeff Phillips NM- 50, Eddyville-60 We started this grueling week with Eddyville coming to our house. We felt good about our chances in this one if we could shut down Trevor Swartz at the 3 point line. The first quarter went like we needed it to with the game at our pace playing a half court game both ways. The score ended with us down just 3 at 9-12. We out scored them in the second 13-12 to bring the half time score to 22-24 and we felt pretty good about our situation. The third quarter proved to be the nail in the coffin with Swartz going crazy from 3 and out scoring us 21-10 ending the third 32-45. We held our own in the fourth and out scored them 18-15 to bring the final to 50-60. The guys did a nice job of staying focused and playing hard to the end. I would like to mention Trent Roose’s grandmother past and he wasn’t able to play. We missed him, but we all realize life is way bigger than this game of basketball. Our hearts and prayers are with him and his family. Stats: Hehli 19pts. 9rebs. 3ass. 3blks. 3steals; Dejong 10pts. 2rebs. 3steals; Wanders 9pts. 2rebs. 3ass. 2steals; Fleener 7pts. 4rebs. 2ass. Warhawks were quick to scoop up any loose ball, which 2steals; Pothoven 4pts. 2rebs. 3ass. 3steals and Bortell 1pt. 4rebs. helped to seal their victory against Sigourney [submitted]. 2steals. both ends of the floor and total team effort against NM- 52, Sigourney-47 a beat up HLV team. The guys came out strong and Our next task was a team in Sigourney who kept up there intense defense and good offensive we had beaten early in the season. I told the guys throughout the entire game. The first quarter ended these games can be a trap if we don’t get ready with us up 12-6. The second went pretty much the to play hard. We started out a bit slow and ended same out scoring them 13-6 ending the half up the first quarter down 6-11. We played toe to toe 25-12. The guys came out on fire out scoring HLV in the second and each scored 13 to end the half 14-5. The fourth was all Warhawks out scoring them 19-24. We made some defensive adjustments in the 18-3 ending the game 57-20. third quarter and it seemed to pay off with us out The good thing to see was good outside shootscoring them 17-9 ending the quarter up 36-33. The ing getting some transition points and playing solid fourth quarter proved to be a nail bitter with Roose defense. This group is coming together as a team hitting some key free throws and Bortell coming and understanding what each others strengths are. through with a late 3-point play. We pulled out a This is fun to see this kind of growth in these guys. hard played game with a big win 52-47. A big part Stats: Wanders 16pts. 2rebs.; Hehli 10pts. 8rebs. of this game was Bortell held Blaine Gretter a 19-pt. 5blks. 1steal; Roose 10pts. 3rebs. 3ass. 3blks. 3steals; game player to 9-points. A great job of stepping up Fleener 10pts. 6rebs. 2ass. 2blks.; Dejong 6pts. 3rebs. to the challenge. 3ass. 1steal; Pothoven 3pts. 1reb. 4ass. 1steal; Foster Stats: Hehli 16pts. 10rebs. 2ass. 3blks.; Pothoven 2pts.1reb.; Bortell 13pts. 1reb. 3ass. 3steals; Roose 11pts. 2rebs. 4ass.; 4ass.; Gleason Bortell 7pts. 6rebs. 2ass. 1steal; Wanders 3pts. 2rebs. 1ass. and 1ass. 1steal; Fleener 2pts. 2ass. 1steal and Dejong Rozendaal 1reb. 1ass. NM-41, EV-25 We had a day break on Wednesday to get our breath before we took on English Valley at home. This was another one those games that can slip up on you if you don’t take it seriously. We played flat footed for three quarters and then came alive in the fourth to put the game away. First quarter 9-1, first half 14-9. Third quarter 23-18. Then Wanders Mention This Ad And Get picked up the pace and led us to an 18-7 fourth quarter. The final During was NM-41 EV-25. The Month of February Our defense stepped and played well to compensate for our off offensive play. EV had no answer for Hehli’s presence in the middle. Stats: Wanders 13pts. 7rebs. 1ass. 2steals; Pothoven 10pts. 1reb. 2ass. 2steals; Hehli 7pts. 11rebs. 12blks.; Dejong 6pts. and Fleener 5pts. 3rebs. 3ass. 2steals. NM-57, HLV-20 The final game of this tough week came to an end with probably our best overall game on


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