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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 NUMBER 6, 154TH YEAR

Sigourney Police Department Takes the Iowa Pledge

Obituaries ............................ Pg. 2 For the Record ............................. Pg. 2 Tri-County Tribune .............................Pg. 3 Calendar of Events .................................Pg. 4 Milestones ................................................. Pg. 4 Menus ......................................................... Pg. 4 Society News ................................................. Pg. 5 Church Directory .......................................... Pg. 5 Editorials/Opinions ...................................... Pg. 6 Classifieds....................................................Pg. 8 Legal Notices ............................................ Pg. 9 SICL Wrestling...................................Pg. 10 Savages Basketball ......................Pg. 11 Trojans Basketball ............... Pg. 12 Eagles Basketball ............Pg. 13

Don’t Miss Your New Savage Express in the Heart of this News-Review!

The Sigourney Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco out the hands of Sigourney youth. It’s called the Iowa Pledge, and it’s a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Iowa ABD) to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco laws. The Iowa Pledge Program has helped increase statewide tobacco compliance to a rate of 92 percent since it began in 2000. By partnering with the Iowa ABD, the Sigourney Police Department looks to do its part in continuing the upward trend. Clerks who successfully complete an online training program and pass an exam are Iowa Pledge Certified and the retail establishment, which employs them receives an affirmative defense against a civil penalty if the certified clerk makes an illegal sale. For more information on training or to complete the online training program, go to the following website: http://ipocp.iowaabd. com:8080/portal. Also as a part of the Iowa Pledge Program, Sigourney Police Officers are conducting compliance checks on local establishments. Underage customers under the supervision of law enforcement officers enter establishments and attempt to buy tobacco products. Clerks who make illegal sale are cited on the spot. Criminal penalties for selling tobacco to a minor include a $100 fine for the first offense, a $250 fine for the second offense and a $500 fine for third and subsequent offenses.

During half-time of Friday, Jan. 31 girl’s basketball game between the Sigourney Savages and Keota Eagles, Ryan Masterson from Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program joined Keokuk County farmers, Chris and Shannon Webb and Sigourney Community Schools Activities Director, Lee Crawford on the court for the presentation of a $2,500 donation to the Savage Alumni Drive for Improved Weight Room and All-Weather Track [photo by Robin Handy].

Keokuk County Farmer Helps Grow Local Community Keokuk County Farmer Wins $2,500 for Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

The 2013-2014 National Honor Society inductees from Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School gathered with current members for a group photo [photo by Jessica Dobbins].

Sigourney National Honor Society New Inductees By Robin Handy

Earlier this year, a special ceremony was held to honor a select group of Sigourney’s youth. This honor wasn’t for their athletic abilities, but rather for their leadership in academics as well as in their community. Eleven 2013-2014 Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School inductees join current National Honor Society members: Emily Danowski, Skyler Hazelett, Gretchen Witzen burg and Sarah Stanley. The newly inducted members include: Peyton Crawford, Stacy Mohr, Montana McRunnels,

Kacey Cranston, Kaitlyn Dillon, Courtney Herman, Emily Sande, Brooke Schroeder, Ashley Shadley, Karah Appleget and Kevin Weber. It is a rare honor to recognize such a large class of outstanding young adults. Sigourney is very fortunate to celebrate such an honor. The criteria for acceptance into the National Honor Society is: 1) Any student in grade 10-12

is eligible for consideration. 2) Cumulative grade point average on 85 percent, B, 3.0 or higher. 3) Voluntary (service) contributions to the school or community, without direct financial or material compensation. 4) Leadership, students are often viewed as leaders who are resourceful, good problem solvers, involved in and promoters of school activities, idea contributors,

dependable and who are both organized and organizers. 5) Character, a student of good character can be said to be one who upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative and responsible; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; show courtesy, concern and respect for others. 6) Applications at SHS are also submitted and screened by a five member panel of staff members at SHS. The Panel reviews the applications and recommends the select few for acceptance into the National Honor Society.

Chris Webb of Keokuk County was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. He selected Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School to receive the $2,500 donation. “I knew immediately where the money should go,” said Webb. “I want it to help build the all-weather track at the high school.” As principal, fellow alumni of Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School and Webb’s wife, Shannon was also very excited about this opportunity to see growth in the Savage Alumni Drive. The reality of an improved weight room and all-weather track at Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School is one-step closer with this donation courtesy of Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program. America’s Farmers Grow Communities works directly with farmers to support nonprofit organizations doing important work in rural communities. The program encourages farmers to enter to win $2,500, which is then directed to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Launched nationally in 2011, the program has grown to include 1,289 eligible counties in 39 states. America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is part of the America’s Farmers initiative, which highlights the important contributions farmers make every day to our society. For a complete list of Grow Communities winners and more program information, please visit growcommunities.com. About America’s Farmers The America’s Farmers campaign is an advocacy program celebrating U.S. farmers through communications,

awards, and special programs that highlight the importance of modern American agriculture. America’s Farmers initiatives include: America’s Farmers Grow Communities, which supports rural communities by offering farmers the chance to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organization. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, which supports rural education by offering farmers the chance to nominate local school districts, which can compete for a $10,000 or $25,000 meritbased grant to enhance math and science education. America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, which celebrates women in agriculture by offering the chance to win up to $10,000 and the title of “National Farm Mom of the Year”. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which launches this year in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina, and aims to encourage the next generation to remain involved in agriculture by offering students the chance to apply for a $1,500 scholarship. To learn more, visit America’s Farmers at www.americasfarmers.com. About the Monsanto Fund The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.monsantofund.org. For more information on how to get personally involved with the Savage Alumni Drive in support of the improved weight room and all-weather track at Sigourney Jr./Sr. High School, get a copy of the Savage Express from the heart of this News-Review or check out the school’s website at www.sigourneyschools.com.

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~ Utterback ~

Lora M. Utterback, 94, of Sigourney, died January 30, 2014 at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born August 7, 1919, to William Henry and Florence Hayes Wilkening South of Sigourney. She attended Sigourney High School for three years and she received her High School Equivalence Diploma in November 1982 at the age of 63. On June 3, 1939, she married Willard Elliott “Pood” Utterback in Sigourney. Lora did housework for people while her husband was in the Army. She also worked for the Red Cross doing filing. She was a member of the

~ Landers ~ Mildred Marie Landers, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born June 18, 1928, near Delta, the daughter of Ralph and Letha Sawyer Landers. She graduated from Delta High School. Marie lived with her parents on a farm north west of Delta on what is now Hwy. 92. She walked to Delta to attend High School. Marie told of walking to the corner of what is now 21 and 92 Jct. and hitching a ride with the milk/egg man. She enjoyed doing school plays. After graduation, Marie worked at May’s Drug Store in Oskaloosa and attended business school in Des Moines before going to Chicago. For a short time Marie lived in Denver, Colo., returning to Chicago. Marie worked in various secretarial pools for lawyers and businesses before going to work for the State of Illinois in the Office of Regional Controller and the Dept. of Professional Regulations. She had interesting

Methodist Church, taught High School Sunday School and sang in the choir. Lora started a class called Young at Heart for those over 62 years old, which she prepared a meal once a month. She volunteered at the Manor House for 25 years where she led group singing. Lora was the manager of the Sigourney High School hot lunch program for over 15 years. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, cooking, raising flowers and working with her husband of 63 years in the garden. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Willard on November 13, 2006; one grandson: Doug Hadley; one great-grandson: Gabe Hadley; four brothers: Richard, Dale, Rex and Billy Wilkening; two sisters: Katie Goeldner and Alma Conner. Survivors are daughters: Barbara (Pat) Clarahan of Montrose, Sue (Carl) Hadley of Packwood, Katie (Alan) Beach Magna, Utah; two sons: Willard “Poodie” (Chrissy) Utterback and Daniel (Gidget) Utterback, both of Sigourney; 15 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service was Monday, Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Sigourney. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Holm Funeral Home. Burial was in Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney. stories to tell of her experiences working in Regulations Dept. As a movie buff, she joined the Screen Actors fan club doing secretarial work and even got to do some work for Rory Calhoun and Howard Hughes. Marie got to meet Mr. Calhoun, but only talked on the phone to Mr. Hughes. Marie also attended and graduated from Beautician’s school keeping her license up to date until 1999. Marie did volunteer work for the Republican Party and for the USO. Marie was interested in wood working and her Chicago home had many items she had made. Marie moved to Sigourney in June of 2006 living at the Sigourney Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister: Lucille Landers. Survivors are cousins: Lenore Lekins, Karen Molyneux, David Landers of Florida and her caregivers at the Care Center. A Graveside Service was Saturday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m at Highland Cemetery, What Cheer. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney, was in charge of arrangements.

~ Hinrichsen ~ Janet Sue Hinrichsen, 69, died February 2, 2014 at University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. The Funeral Service is Thursday February 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Holm Funeral Home with visitation Thursday 1:00 p.m. at Holm Funeral Home.

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ISU JOB FAIR Iowa State University’s Agriculture Job Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State Campus.

~ Pitsch ~

Lucina Theresia (Hein) Pitsch, 99, died on February 1, 2014, at the Manor House in Sigourney. She was born on April 30, 1914, to John and Mary Behrendt Hein near Portsmouth. She attended Catholic school at Portsmouth. Her father died when she was eight years old, and her mother died when she was 12 years old. On December 27, 1934, Lucina married John Lillig Pitsch in Portsmouth. After their wedding, they farmed near Ollie for two years before settling on their farm southwest of Sigourney.

Weather Review The following report is compiled by Doug Flanders, Sigourney’s official weather observer and includes the date, high, low and precipitation readings. HI LO Tues., Jan. 28 6 -7 Wed., Jan. 29 20 -4 Thurs., Jan. 30 36 20 Fri., Jan. 31 42 7 Sat., Feb. 1 16 10 Precip. - 2” Snow Sun., Feb. 2 24 -2 Mon., Feb. 3 16 -10

Tickets Lonnie Ray McGee, Albia, speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over). Judah Greenfield Sliker, Abbottstown, Pa., speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Erin B. Riordan, Naperville, Ill., speeding 55 or under zone (610 over). Andrew Basil Tipton, Donnellson, fail to display registration plate. Ricky Allen Robinson, operation without registration card or plate. Leon William Greiner, Keota, speeding 55 or under zone (1-5 over). Jeffery William Huber, Wellman, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Rickie Dean Tuttle, Victor, operating without registration. Richard Raymond Danowsky, Sigourney, operating without registration. Christopher Lee Brown, Hedrick, driving while license denied, suspended, cancelled or revoked.

Lucina enjoyed gardening, cooking, raising animals, especially chickens, and living on the farm. She was a member of the Church of St. Mary, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society, the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Industrial Club. Lucina was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: John, in 1991; her daughter: Betty Joan (Pitsch) Ferguson, in 2002; a son: Herbert Edward, in 1980; another son: John Joseph, in 2012; and seven brothers and sisters. Lucina is survived by her son: Robert Leroy (Jo Anne) Pitsch of Sigourney; eight grandchildren: Nicholas Pitsch of Manassas, Va.; Gina (Keith) Loney of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Jenni (Mark) Stelter of Pella; Tony (Yvonne) Pitsch of Sigourney; David (Rhonda) Pitsch of Springfield, Ohio; Jeremy (Angela) Pitsch of University Place, Wash.; John Ferguson of Las Vegas, Nev.; Anne (Keith) Hiebner of Goshen, Ind. and eight great-grandchildren. The Funeral Service is Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. A prayer service is Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4:00 p.m. at Holm Funeral Home with Visitation from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Holm Funeral Home. Burial is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.

Real Estate Arland H. Wyant Est. to Vivkie Wyant, 11-01-76 N1/2 NE1/4 PT. Leann Wiliams, Leann Voyles and Ryan Voyles to Kirk Eugene Beasley and Karla Kay Beasley, 13-14-75 NE1/4 NE1/4. Timothy J. Ahn, Sandra K. Kurtz and Sandra K. Ahn to John Robert Bowers and Jerlyn Bowers, SIG BRAY 03-01, SIG BRAY 03-02. Scott J. Sieren to Jeremy M. Krum, THO OPTH 07-10, THO OPTH 07-11, THO OPTH 07-12. Marilyn J. Chmelar Est., to Albert Gladdin Grover and Deborah J. Grover, 11-04-74 NE1/4 NE1/4 PT. Donna L. Williams and Donna L. Owens to Albert Gladdin Grover and Deborah J. Grover, 1104-74 NE1/4 NE1/4 PT. William W. Chmelar to Albert Gladdin Grover and Deborah J. Grover, 11-04-74 NE1/4 NE1/4 PT.

Police Log The Police Log is a brief summary of the activities/arrest/ tickets from previous week as submitted by Sigourney Police Chief, Allan Glandon. Criminal charges are mere accusations and the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 01-27-2014 12:34 a.m.: Called to the 200 block of West South for a report of a possible dispute. Spoke to the individual about keeping the noise down. 10:32 a.m.: Received report of possible scam, individual had received a recording phone call that stated there were break-ins in the area. The recording gave options to have a sign placed in the persons yard. 11:23 a.m.: Provided funeral

traffic control at Jackson and Shuffleton. 1:31 p.m.: Received report of possible scam. Individual received phone call stating they had won 2 million dollars and a Mercedes, they just needed to withdraw cash and send it in to pay the fees on the winnings, informed individual not to send money. 6:01 p.m.: Checked on vehicle parked in the 900 block of South Main. Vehicle was out of gas. Driver was getting help. 8:45 p.m.: Charged Marvin Gragg of Sigourney, with Illegal Burning following investigation of an incident in the 100 block of South East Street on January 26th. 01-29-2014 1:39 a.m.: Issued citation to Harold A. Swan of Sigourney, for Operation without Registration in the 200 block of North Main. 6:02 p.m.: Issued warning for Taillights Out. 6:20 p.m.: Received report of suspicious person in the 400 block of South Shuffleton, will provide extra patrol. 11:50 p.m.: Issued citation to Tassa R. Hackert of Hedrick, for Operation without Registration at Washington and West. 01-30-2014 9:45 a.m.: Assisted high school in retrieving school property. 9:52 a.m.: Assisted high school with truancy issues. 3:15 p.m.: Received report of dog without adequate food and shelter, 3:35 p.m.: Received report of theft from the high school concession stand, incident under investigation. 4:17 p.m.: Received report of Criminal Mischief and Trespass in the 600 block of South Jefferson, incident under investigation. 01-31-2014 7:35 p.m.: Called to a minor

accident in the Pizza Ranch parking lot, no injuries reported. 8:16 p.m.: Received report of harassment in the 900 block of South Main, incident under investigation. 9:48 p.m.: Issued warning for Speed. 1:18 p.m.: Assist school. Attempt to locate a student that has been missing school. Unable to locate. 1:30 p.m.: Issued citation to Brent L. Lindemann of Sigourney, for Failure to Wear/Maintain Safety Belt at Main and Marion. 2:00 p.m.: Assisted with medical call in the 200 block of East Spring. 3:50 p.m.: Assisted individual in retrieving property in the 200 block of South Stone. 4:36 p.m.: Called to the 200 block of South Stone for a report of harassment, spoke to victim. 11:45 p.m.: Assisted Sheriff’s Department with a call in Hedrick. 02-01-2014 1:30 a.m.: Assisted Sheriff’s Department with a call in Delta. 6:18 p.m.: Assist with medical call in the 100 block of West South. 6:47 p.m.: Called to the 900 block of South Main for harassment, 7:38 p.m.: Issued warning for Driving without Head Lights. 9:17 p.m.: Issued warning for Taillight Out. 10:10 p.m.: Issued warning for Defective Muffler.

Sheriff’s News The Sheriff’s news is a brief summary of the activities/arrests/tickets from previous weeks as submitted by Keokuk County Sheriff, Casey Hinnah. Criminal charges are mere accusations and the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Sunday, Jan. 26: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Trevor Jacob Pryor, 19, Hamilton, for Failure to Prove Security Against Liability. Saturday, Feb. 1: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jeffery Knight Crago, 22, Delta, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Sunday, Feb. 2: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Michael John O’Rourke, 25, Grinnell, for Speed (6-10 over).


The Tri-County Tribune Activities and Menu by Alexis Leer

Sports Spotlight By Jordan Hartwig

Monday, February 10th, there is a Junior varsity and varsity boys basketball game at home against HLV, The sophomore pancake super from 5-7 Pm. Breakfast is cereal, toast, and fruit. Lunch is Chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, chips and salsa, and fruit. Tuesday, February 11th, There is a varsity girls and boys basketball game at home against Lynnville-Sully at 6PM it is senior night. Breakfast is Sausage-egg muffin, hash browns, and fruit. For lunch we are having turkey, mashed potatoes, roll, fruit, and pumpkin bar. Wednesday, February 12th, we have a 2:00 dismissal. Breakfast is Breakfast pizza and fruit. Lunch we are having walking tacos, refried beans, Mexican corn, an fruit. Thursday, February 13th, breakfast is cereal, yogurt, and egg patty. Lunch is rotini, cottage cheese, garlic bread, green beans, and fruit. Friday, February 14th, there is a junior varsity and varsity boys basketball game at Sigourney at 6 PM.

Speech Going to State By Mandy Clemens

Mystery Photo by Alexis Leer

I am in the high school. Students use me all the time. I can be tricky and hard to gain access to.

Mystery Car By Ryan Gallardo

THORNBURG - Whoa! Whose car is this? Upon closest inspection, that’s definitely an Iowa license plate. We have a fellow Iowan here. If one were an expert in vehicle makes, they probably could tell you exactly what kind of car this is -- I almost remember, personally. I’d tell you, but that’d be cheating, and honestly nearly pointless -- no, to know whose car this is, you’d have to know them personally! How else would you know? Well, it’s hardly a mystery if you have hints, and this isn’t Senior Spotlight. I could say that she- or he, plays a fantastic nosy... Housewife... In his or her high school acting career. She, or he, has had the role twice! If that doesn’t just totally give it away, sorry -- you’re probably wasting your time here. Why don’t you check out the This Week in History article instead? It’s weekly!

Last Saturday the Tri-County High School Speech and Drama groups dominated district competition. Tri-County had a total of 4 speech groups compete. They competed in the areas of Readers Theatre, Coral Reading, One Act Play and Ensemble Acting. All 4 groups received 1 ratings and will be competing at State Speech Competition on February 8th in Marion, Iowa. Mr. Hrasky, Tri-County’s speech and drama instructor, has poured his heart and soul into these groups. He spends numerous hours after school helping and supporting his groups. Tri-County students are very honored to have such an instructor and love how supportive he is. Come out and support your Tri-County Speech and Drama groups as they compete at state!

A&B Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

7th Grade Megan Edmundson 8th Grade Riley Danner Mackenize Hammes Hunter Kapple Philip Kistler Cameron Krumm Noah McCammant 9th Grade Jacob Bombei Nikayla Dowd Lydia Greene Abbey Hartwig Katyln Little Jennifer Steen Natalie Steinke 10th Grade Joseph Haberling Kristin Krumm 11th Grade Dalton Ehret Shelby Hammes Megan Striegel Jacob Weber 12th Grade Ethan Bair Amanda Boyer Ryan Gallardo Emiliee Hynick Chelsea Lanphier Devan Leer Nick Watts

This Week in History By Ryan Gallardo

THORNBURG - What has happened in the week of February 2-8, throughout history? Glad you asked!Well, on February 2nd, in 1887, the first official celebration (if you could call it that) of Groundhog day took place in Punxutawney, Pennsylvania, with origins of European weather lore. Sixteen years and 355 days before that, the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified on February 3rd, 1870, allowing voting rights for all races; and exactly 43 years after that, another amendment was ratified with less public acclaim. On February 3rd, 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified, allowing the federal government to impose and collect income taxes on the American people. If that isn’t fascinating enough for you, look no further. Constitutional amendments may not be cool, but social media sure is -- on February 4th, 2004, Mark Zuckerburg officially founded Facebook, and quickly became the world’s youngest billionaire. Thank you, targeted advertising. What, social media isn’t cool either? Fine then, what about bombs? Yeah. Hydrogen bombs, no less. In 1958, February 5th, a B-47 bomber carrying one of these nukes managed to collide with a fighter plane in mid-air during a simulated combat mission near Savannah, Georgia. To prevent wiping Savannah off the map and causing America to quickly become a nuclear weapon-free nation (wouldn’t that be something), the bomb was jettisoned into the ocean in case of a crash, and the pilot was given an award for his quick thinking. Thing is, the bomb was never found. Nicknamed the “Tybee Bomb”, the United States Military is only remotely sure of where it is today. General consensus is that it’s probably not dangerous. Well, it won’t blow up anyway. If you’re too cool for both social media and weapons of mass destruction (scarcely a difference, really), maybe basketball is more your thing. Back when Michael Jordan really was relevant in 1988, on February 6th he made an awfully famous slam dunk from the free throw line during a game. If you’ve never heard of it, take a look at the Air Jordan logo. Yeah, that’s him. Doing that. Oh, and John Deere was born on February 7th, 1804 -- on what would have been his 131st birthday, the board game Monopoly was invented, and on what would have been his 136th, the Disney classic Pinocchio premiered. If none of these enthralling facts have caught your interest, congratulations! You’ve reached the end of the This Week in History article, because February 8th is seriously dull. Why don’t you go check out the Mystery Car article instead? It’s mysterious!

Trivia Another word for fireworks is a pyrotechnic display.

The Super Bowl is always played on Sunday. There are many different types of lapels such as notch, peak, and shank.

1st Semester Aydan Bos Megan Edmundson Dillon Ehret Riley Danner Myrissa Garber Hunter Kapple Philip Kistler Cameron Krumm Noah McCammant Kearsten Schmidt Dylan Seaton Jacob Bombei Nikayla Dowd Lydia Greene Abbey Hartwig Tyler Hynick Katlyn Little Jennifer Steen Natalie Steinke

Megan Striegel has been in basketball for three years and she says that she likes it because it is a fun sport that sllows her to be competitive. Megan’s position is post. She says the team isn’t getting the wins that they wanted, but they are really starting to work together as a team and that makes her pround. Megan says that she hopes they keep getting better at working together. Sbe says that the biggest improvement on the team would be their communication as opposed to last year. She commented on their out of conference win and that they are hoping to get a SICL win here soon. She says her goal for this season is to get past the first the first round of districts. We wish the Tri-County Trojanettes the best of luck!

All A’s Honor Roll Second Quarter

First Semester

7th Grade Brandt Molyneux

Brandt Molyneux

8th Grade Skyler Fisher Hannah Miover Allison Steinke

Skyler Fisher Hannah Miover Allison Steinke

9th Grade Bailey Davis Zoe Ogden

Bailey Davis Zoe Ogden

10th Grade Emma Bair Luke Bombei Trevor Clemens Virginia Schmidt

Emma Bair Luke Bombei Trevor Clemens Virginia Schmidt

12th Grade Sara Gragg Megan Garber Michaella Ferns

Sara Gragg Megan Garber Michaella Ferns

In My Opinion

Sex Education in Schools Should they teach sex education in school or should they just teach abstinence? Well. I think it’s important to teach both so that people know they have both as a choice. Times have changed since the 1900’s. Not everyone is willing to wait till marriage, and not everyone is even willing to wait till they meet someone they love. Most people don’t nowadays. So it’s important that they know they have a choice to wait, but it’s also important in this day and age for people to know how to protect themselves from pregnancy and diseases. They need to continue to teach sex ed in school because if not, there will be more pregnancy and a bigger spread of diseases. I also think, with society how it is, that sex ed. should be taught before jr. high. I also think that you should be sent home with the fake crying babies before their jr. or sr. year. A lot of teenagers are having sex before then anyways and they should know the consequences and how they’ll effect them. There should be a combination of parenting and sex ed before they get into jr. high, like in 6th grade, so that they know what they’re getting into when they say yes, and it may also give some a reason to say no. If you’re going to do it make sure you’re ready and that you know what could happen. Make sure you know that even once could change your entire life, and the life of your partner. Make sure you know who you’re with and who they’ve been with too, because that may help you from getting diseases you don’t want. Don’t do anything before thinking it through. Stay golden.

Joseph Haberling Kristin Krumm Dalton Ehret Shelby Hammes Megan Striegel Jacob Weber Ethan Bair Amanda Boyer Ryan Gallardo Emilee Hynick Chelsea Lanphier Devan Leer Jessika Steen Nick Watts

Senior Spotlight Emilee Jean Hynick is our senior spotlight for this week. She was born in

Ottumwa, Iowa on December 3, 1995.Her mom is Traci Hynick and dad is David Hynick. She has 4 adopted siblings two sisters Alexandria and Sunshine and two brothers Tyler and Luke. Alexandria lives in Belle Plain and she has two kids named Izzabella and she is 2 and a baby boy named Abel who is 1 and she is pregnant with another child and the other’s live at home still. Emilee says that her favorite color is baby blue and her favorite food is chicken strips and mashed potatoes. Emilee’s favorite show is How I Met Your Mother and her favorite type of music is country. She has been involved in many activities throughout her high school career including Basketball 1 year, Softball 3 years, FCCLA president 1 year, Student Council 1 year, Drama 4 years, Speech 4 years, National Honor Society, and she made homecoming court. Her hobbies include singing in church on Sundays and Wednesdays, Hanging with her boyfriend (Ryder) and watching him play sports, going shopping with her friends or just going to Smokey Row with them and drink a hot chocolate and just talk. One thing she says she is going miss when she graduates is all my friends that she has grown up with my whole life. Her favorite quote is “Don’t compare your love story to those you watch in movies. They’re written by scriptwriter. Yours is written by God.” and the best advice she has gotten is “Never settle your goals, always reach to the clouds.”She plans to go to Indian hills after graduation for 2 years to get her basics and start on her degree of elementary education, get married, and then transfer to Iowa State to finish off my degree. She says she is most looking forward to starting off the next chapter of her life. She is very excited to find out what is waiting for her. Good luck Emilee!

Tri-County FFA Week By. Emma Bair Blue and gold all around, corduroy jackets everywhere, FFA members everywhere you look? February 15-22 is National FFA Week for FFA members everywhere. FFA Week is is a time where FFA members promote agricultural literacy and honor this great organization we love dearly. On Monday of FFA Week, our FFA members are set to compete in FFA contests at the Sub-District FFA convention in Oskaloosa. Our FFA members will be competing in a variety of CDE’s which include: conduct of meetings, creed speaking, job interview, public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, ag. sales, and welding. Conduct of meetings is a contest where FFA members demonstrate the correct way to preform the opening and closing ceremonies of an FFA meeting, and how to use parliamentary procedure. The student participating in creed speaking will recite the FFA creed, and answer questions after they are finished. The questions will pertain to the creed, and the student’s interpretation of it. Job Interview is a competition where one member goes into a mock interview for a job relating to an agricultural field. They compete against others trying out for the job. In the public speaking competition a member prepares a speech about an agricultural topic, they then answer questions about the speech after delivering it to judges and an audience. Extemporaneous speaking is a competition in which a member shows up and chooses from three provided topics and then writes a speech about the topic of their choice and delivers it within 30 minutes of finding out the topic, the student then answers questions at the conclusion of the speech. In the ag sales career development even a member chooses an existing agricultural product and they come up with a sales presentation to sell that product to a potential customer that is actually a judge. In the welding contest, two FFA members complete two welds determined by the judge, and then the judge determines the highest scoring welds. We wish our students luck as they compete in these contest on February 17th. Additional activities during FFA week that members and students will compete in are daily agricultural facts included in our daily announcements to help promote agricultural literacy. We also display a large billboard promoting FFA week in the school cafeteria to help promote agriculture and FFA throughout our school, and to help get others involved. Daily, FFA members will send out Ag Trivia and award a prize for students with the winning answer. On Friday of FFA week the school will participate in agriculture olympics which is an obstacle course set up by the officers that each class freshmen through seniors along with the staff will compete in. We will also have set dress up days for students to dress up for and show their spirit for FFA. The members will also put on a staff breakfast where we cook for the teachers of the school and provide a meal for them. Our members are very excited for this week, as it will be a busy one for our FFA chapter. As FFA week approaches this year, make sure you think about the blue and gold being worn by these members. Don’t be afraid to get out your blue and gold and show your FFA spirit!


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Calendar SPL TODDLER TIME Sigourney Public Library’s February Toddler Story Time for infant through pre-school children is Mondays, Feb. 10, 17 and 24 and Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18, 18 and 25 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. ISU JOB FAIR Iowa State University’s Agriculture Job Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State Campus. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS Alice Menne is at Sigourney Care Center on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. THE MOSS TRAP Fremont Lions Community Theatre presents the play The Moss Trap at Fremont Schools on Thursday, Feb. 6, Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 with a performance at 7 p.m. each evening and Sunday, Feb. 9 with a performance at 2 p.m. KofC FISH FRY Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is Friday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Harper. KEOKUK CO. FAIR BINGO Bingo at Keokuk County Fairgrounds is Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Thomas Hall. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS Bingo with Riverside 4-H club is Sunday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. AARP MEETING The AARP meeting is Monday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Deer View Manor. Program is Terry Hollingsworth, newly elected Sigourney Mayor. LUNCH AND FUN Lunch and Fun at the Sigourney Manor House is Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 12 noon. WHAT CHEER BLOOD DRIVE The What Cheer Community Blood Drive is Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Thomas Hall at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds. KEOKUK CO. EXPO BINGO Bingo at the Keokuk County Expo, Sigourney is Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. HOLY TRINITY BLOOD DRIVE A Blood Drive at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 109 N. Lincoln St., Keota, is Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS Valentine with June Grove is Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Sigourney Care Center. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS A Valentine Dance with Classic Country is Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at Sigourney Care Center. SPL BOOK CHAT Sigourney Public Library’s Book Chat is Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.

ANNUAL VALENTINE SUPPER The Annual Valentine Supper at the Lancaster Christian Church is Sunday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SPL After School Program for 4th through 8th grade is Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. FEB. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Sigourney Care Center’s February Birthday Celebration is Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. DESSERT EXTRAVAGANZA Ed Burgee’s County Band is playing at the annual Dessert Extravaganza at the Manor House in Sigourney on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SPL After School Program for 2nd through 3rd grade is Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. CARE CENTER MASS St. Mary’s Catholic Church Mass is Thursday, Feb. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sigourney Care Center. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SPL After School Program for Kindergarten through 1st grade is Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS Music with the Bluebirds is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at Sigourney Care Center. TWEEN MOVIE NIGHT Tween Movie Night for 4th through 6th graders is Friday, Feb. 28 at the Sigourney Public Library form 6 to 7:45 p.m. CARE CENTER HAPPENINGS Cowboy Jim is Friday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Sigourney Care Center. MANOR HOUSE SING-A-LONG Sing-A-Long at Manor House Care Center is every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. TOPS MEETING Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at the Extension office on the Keokuk Co. Expo grounds, on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. SIGOURNEY CITY COUNCIL Sigourney’s City Council meets every first and third Wednesday normally at 6 p.m. at City Hall. KEOKUK CO. SUPERVISORS The Keokuk County Supervisors meet weekly on Mondays at 8 a.m. at the Keokuk County Courthouse board room. KC PUBLIC HEALTH Keokuk County Public Health Immunization Clinic is the third Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m. This is a free clinic for individuals with out insurance or underinsured.

Milestones Dorothy Thomas 96th Birthday

Virginia Bombei 95th Birthday

Dorothy Thomas is celebrating her 96th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Cards may be sent to her at Sigourney Care Center, 900 S. Stone St., Sigourney, IA 52591.

Virginia Bombei is celebrating her 95th birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Please send birthday wishes to her at her home: 3203 225th St., Lockridge, IA 52635.

MILESTONES SUBMISSIONS The News-Review accepts “Milestones” announcements to share with the community, including surprises. Send all engagement, birth, wedding and anniversary announcements to The News-Review, Attn: Robin Handy, P.O. Box 285, Sigourney, IA 52591, drop by the office at 114 East Washington, or e-mail to signred@lisco.com. A $10 photo fee is assessed per photo, per newspaper. The NR is also able to submit the ‘Milestone’ to all Keokuk County newspapers. Announcements are also posted to the SNR website at www.sigourneynewsreview.com.

Joe and Amanda Clemens of Mount Ayr would like to announce 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 News-Review Calendar & Achievements

Pekin High School 2013-2014 First Semester Honor Roll Seniors (Straight A’s): Eric Adam, Jared Bond, Petie Clubb, Jessica Horras, Cade Millikin, Taiylor Morgan, Hannah Robison, Tiana Slaney, Jenna Swanson and Samantha Wright. Juniors (Straight A’s): Paige Baetsle, Madelyn Baker, Matthew Bollinger, Maggie Brown, Baylie Dimmitt, McKenna Gambell, Jordan Hinshaw, J.D. Hollingsworth, Whitney Horras, Matthew Jones, Micaela Knapp, Victoria Lisk, Kyle Miller, Mallory Reed, Cole Reighard, Caylee Swearingen, Sofie Teistedal, Bobby Thornton and Christian Wittrock. Sophomores (Straight A’s): Beth Atwood, Emily Bemis, Courtney Comstock, Austin Fariss, Madison Lathrop, Payton Lock, Taylor Lock, Ashley Lucas, Shae Oostra, Sloan Reighard and Gwynne Wright. Freshman (Straight A’s): Aspen Clark, Zackary Conger, Jared Horras, Nathan Kielkopf, Chelsea Lanphier, Kaylee Linder, Ryan Millikin, Trever Northup, Drew Powers, Gabriele Rutherford and Hazel Ward. Seniors: Bryan Brain, Caleb Clark, Alex Coleman, Trenton Conger, Alison Deutschle, Clayton Essary, Hunter Gates, Josh Jackson, Apryl Knox, Brody Long, Katie Meeker, Hailee Miller, Michael Mosbey, Allie Phillips and Holly Weinhold. Juniors: Tanner Adam, Avery

Bennett, Jeffrey Brain, Cassie Clubb, Torrent Decker, Gabbi Earnest, Scott Entsminger, Ligeia Ervin, Samantha Fink, Bridget Fritchen, Billie Griffin, Sanna Haugane, Jerica Ingle, Erica Jonson, Logan Lamb, Colton Lanman, Rebecca Phillips, Melvyn Randolph, Shelbi Talley, Robert Thornton and Breanna Weinhold. Sophomores: Nikole Arendt, Riley Brown, Bethanne Cooksey, Chase Copeland, Devin Dailey, Kaysha Dodson, Brady Donovan, Kaylee Garrels, Roni Greiner, Michael Hadley, Madison Knapp, Allison Lankford, Amber Lankford, Taylea Manley, Jarrett Mattly, Sabrina McKee, Chaquoyah Muntz, Whitney Phillips, Dylan Richey, Aaron Shaw, Joel Swanson, Ryan Swanson, Shelbie Williams, Keaton Winn, Tayler Winn, Tessa Winn and Katlynn Wright. Freshman: Bonnie Becker, Matthew Brain, Kaitlyn Conger, Shea Dahlstrom, Sydney Farmer, Madison Fears, Chelsey Gillum, Emily Hadley, Joe Hagedon, Makayla Hammes, Thomas Hampton, Jordan Handy, Athena Hedman, Jakeup Huff, Heidi Jones, Amber Knox, Shelby Lanman, Mackenzie Martin, Willoh Mills, Malcolm Myers, Taylor Peiffer, Brad Pregon, Taylor Reynolds, Katlyne Woodard and Ashlyn Zook.

Sigourney Ball Youth Horak Recognized As Registration Underway 2014 Gem Agency Sigourney Ball Inc., youth baseball and softball registration is underway. Registration forms have been handed out at school and may be found online at sigourneyschools.com. Registration is open to boys and girls ages 5-12, residing in the Sigourney School District. Completed forms may be returned during two different sign up sessions - Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at regular cost to the player or Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m., but with a $20 late fee charged after the 15th. Absolutely no forms accepted after the 22nd. If unable to make it to one the sign up sessions, registrations may also dropped off with payment to Amanda Alderson, 519 Pershing Blvd., Sigourney or call 641-224-9095. Forms may not be dropped of at the Elementary.

Sigourney Schools Sports and Activities Thursday, Feb. 6: 10th Grade to visit IHCC for Compass Test. Friday, Feb. 7: BB vs HLV at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: State Large Group Speech Contest at LinnMar High School in Marion at 8 a.m. WR Sectionals at EddyvilleBlakesburg at 12 noon. Sunday, Feb. 9: Winter JH VB Trn. at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10: BB (2B) vs Lynnville-Sully at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: JH BBB at Pekin at 4:15 p.m. WR Regional Duals (Site and Time TBA). Thursday, Feb. 13: JH BBB at EV at 4:15 p.m. (This is a site change). Girls Regional BB vs Cedar Valley Christian at 7 p.m.

Sigourney Public Library February Book Chat

Clemens Baby Boy The Sigourney Public Library Book Chat is Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The book to chat about this month is Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART -- and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

The IMT Group, a leading provider of personal and commercial insurance products, is proud to announce its list of 2014 Gem agencies, distinguishing Horak Insurance as one of the qualifying recipients. The IMT Group is proud to recognize Horak Insurance as one of the highest performing IMT and Wadena Insurance agencies in its six state territory (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin). Of the approximately 860 IMT Group agencies eligible for consideration, only 83 of the top performing agencies received the Gem distinction this year. Each year, The IMT Group awards the Gem distinction to only those agencies demonstrating outstanding performance in the areas of rank, growth, loss ration and profitability. The IMT Group is proud of its strong relationship and partnership with Horak Insurance. It is the superior performance and steadfast commitment of agencies like Horak Insurance which enables IMT to continue to live up to their slogan, “Be Worry Free with IMT!” You may find more information on The IMT Group by visiting www.imtins.com.

Sigourney School Menu Feb. 5 - Feb. 12 Following is the breakfast and lunch menu served at the Sigourney Schools for the week of Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Wednesday, Feb. 12. Cereal is a breakfast alternative. Milk choices are offered with breakfast and lunch. 100 percent juice or fruit is offered with breakfast. BREAKFAST Wednesday, Feb. 5: Pancakes, sausage. Thursday, Feb. 6: Long John. Friday, Feb. 7: Pizza with egg and cheese. Monday, Feb. 10: Ass’t cereal or oatmeal, blueberry muffin. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Breakfast stick. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Yogurt, cinnamon roll. LUNCH Wednesday, Feb. 5: Hamburger with bun, potato, baby carrots, orange, pudding. Thursday, Feb. 6: Cheese pizza, alt: cooks choice, romaine salad, peaches, oatmeal cookie. Friday, Feb. 7: Fajita chicken wraps, lettuce, cheese, salsa, refried beans, pears, brownie. Monday, Feb. 10: Toasted ham and cheese sandwich, green beans, baby carrots, baked apples. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Tacos, lettuce, cheese, salsa, refried beans, strawberries, cinnamon roll. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Cook’s choice.

O’Rourke Named to Mount Mercy Fall UW-Madison Dean’s List Dean’s List Released Macaulay O’Rourke, School of Business, has been named to the University of WisconsinMadison’s fall Dean’s List for the semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Macaulay is the son of Dan and Kathleen O’Rourke of Sigourney. Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in the semester.

Recent Lord’s Pantry Donations Recent donations made to Keokuk County Lord’s Pantry are as follows: Bethel United Methodist Church, Delta Ruritans Club, Delta Christian Church, Maplewood McDonald B.V., Sigourney Care Center and Sigourney Methodist Church.

KC Fairgrounds Bingo Results From Feb. 2 The Progressive Blackout Bingo Jack Pot paying $400 on 58 balls eluded all of the bingo players at the Sunday, Feb. 2 bingo games at Thomas Hall in What Cheer. Next Sunday, Feb. 9, the Jack Pot is growing to $425 on 59 balls. Bingo is played every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Thomas Hall on the Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer.

Mount Mercy University has released the names of the Fall 2013 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List. Harper: Jerica Gretter, Nursing; Keota: Rachel White, Nursing, South English; Mikayla Morrison, Nursing.

Senior Citizen Menu Feb. 6 through Feb. 13 All meals are served with fortified bread, margarine and two percent milk. There is a suggested donation for persons 60 years of age or older and their spouses of any age. Thursday, Feb. 6: Potato crusted fish fillet, baked potato, sour cream, creamed peas, fresh fruit. Friday, Feb. 7: Beef tips in gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, mandarin oranges, banana pudding. Monday, Feb. 10: Salisbury steak/gravy oven brown potato, zucchini, carrots, diced peaches, orange juice. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Roast pork, mashed potato, gravy, scalloped cabbage, banana orange cup. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Hearty beef and bean vegetable soup, saltine crackers, spinach strawberry salad, homemade wheat roll, apricot halves, birthday cake. Thursday, Feb. 13: Pulled pork, wheat hamburger bun, acorn squash, creamed peas, tropical fruit, vegetable juice.

IHCC, Iowa Wesleyan Partner for Early Childhood Education Option Students who graduate from the Early Childhood Education program at Indian Hills Community College now have a new option in continuing their education. Indian Hills and Iowa Wesleyan College this week finalized a new partnership. Students who have completed their Associate of Applied Science degree at IHCC will now be able to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education at Iowa Wesleyan though a smooth and seamless transition process. This allows those interested in a career in Early Childhood Education to obtain teacher licensure in order to teach preschool or kindergarten. “Students who enroll in the Early Childhood program at Indian Hills have a goal of working with children ages eight and younger,” said Gina Buttikofer, Program Director of the Child Development Program at IHCC. “Some of our graduates want to continue their education with a degree specifically in early childhood, as opposed to elementary education. This articulation

agreement allows graduates to accomplish this goal while remaining in southeast Iowa. It’s a great fit.” One advantage to the agreement is that the required coursework at Iowa Wesleyan can be taken in the evening, which allows students the opportunity to begin their careers after completing their AAS degree while continuing their education. “There are many jobs available to a student with an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education, such as teaching at a private childcare facility or school, becoming a nanny, or opening a childcare program in the home,” said Becky Buckner, associate professor of education and chair of the Teacher Education Program at IWC. “By completing two more years of school to get their BS degree at Iowa Wesleyan, the student can become licensed to teach in a public school.” Anyone who wants more information on the IHCC Early Childhood Education program can contact Gina Buttikofer at Indian Hills.


The News-Review Church & Society News Deep River News

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.

Bethel United Methodist Church Pastor LuAnn Benge 319-456-3105 6 mi. E. of Sigourney on Hwy. 92

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10:30 a.m. Delta Christian Church Henry Goetz, Lay Pastor 641-799-4800 Worship: Sunday at 9 a.m. Delta United Methodist Church Vince Homan, Pastor Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School for Elementary age children at 9:30-10:15 a.m. English River Church of the Brethren Diana Lovett, Pastor 29252 137th Street South English, IA 52335 2 mi. east of S.E. on Hwy. 22) Church: 319-667-5235 Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Farson Baptist Church Pastor: Jerry Newman Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. First Presbyterian Church Rev. Kim Alten 215 N. Jefferson, Sigourney 641-622-3029 Children’s Sunday School, 9 a.m. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.

Gibson Presbyterian Church Pastor: Hans Cornelder Worship, 10 to 11 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Youth Group: Second Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. Grace Family Church Rev. Dar Eckley, Pastor (Located between Hedrick and Richland on Hwy. 78) 23536 Hwy. 78, Box 64, Ollie Sunday Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. RocKnowledge Youth Group Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Hedrick First Christian Rev. Carla Nelson Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Gathering for Worship, 10:45 a.m. Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church Carl Benge, Pastor 203 N. Spring St., Hedrick 641-653-4477 Sunday Worship: 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. Hilltop Chapel of What Cheer John & Pat DeBoef, Pastors 4 Blocks East of Opera House 506 E. Briney St. 641-634-2839 Sundays: Singing and Preaching at 10 a.m. Children’s Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10: Ladies Bible Study: ‘David-Developing a Heart for God’ at 7 p.m.

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Ponderings of the Heart

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 that day, I got a 1923 Womens Club from a bingo friend. It has lots of Grinnell people and old recipes. I’d been looking for an old recipe for popcorn balls that called 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. We were going to get him a nice dinner, but he had too many other things on to do. 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 wee they nice. My son, Steve called and said Menards were getting things in their garden center already. He works in that department and it’s really been cold. Bobby took Bentley and Buddy for a ride and they didn’t mind the weather as he takes them out often. 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. I just can’t imagine people doing this. We always had a place for our animals to go in. 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) and where he is trucking. 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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By Jane Green Larson

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.

Keokuk County Society News Keokuk County Society News is accepted weekly by 5 p.m. on Friday at signred@lisco.com. For more information, please contact Robin Handy at the News-Review anytime - 641622-3110 or 641-660-4956.

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish Rev. Charles Fladung Rectory: 641-636-3883 Saturday Mass, 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Dick Meyer 315 W. Kelly Street Church: 641-622-3777 Office: 319-668-2999 Saturday worship is at 5 p.m. Keswick and Webster Methodist Church Circuit Pastor: John Tunnicliff WEBSTER: Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Worship service: 10:30 a.m. KESWICK: Sunday worship at 9:15 a.m. Lancaster Christian Church Dirk Alspach 22934 W. County Rd. V5G 641-224-2255 Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Youth Group 7-12 grade. Union Chapel (five miles north of Hedrick) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.

When an invitation arrived to a Women’s Retreat that would be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Lancaster Church, I quickly wanted to sign up and send my fee...but before doing so, I brought it up to the ladies in our Church and two wanted to sign up too! I thought I would be driving so when I received my confirmation that I was enrolled...I also received a map and sought out one day alone to find the Church. The instructions were perfect... and on the way I saw an eagle fly overhead...and I was elated. As I followed the hills and the curves, I saw the Lancaster two story school house and knew I had to be getting close to the Church. As I approached the brick Lancaster Christian Church, I pulled in the driveway! I love it when I can look at a map and find the location without stopping somewhere to seek further instructions. I stopped in the parking lot and prayed for the ladies that were organizing the Retreat and for the people who met at the Church weekly. I asked God to bless the day abundantly. Newscast prior to the Retreat showed we possibly could have ice and then an accumulation of snow, but unwavering I stuck to my plan to attend this Retreat. On Retreat Day, the sun arose and Opal Dennis called at 7 a.m. and said she wanted to drive not only myself, but another What Cheer resident, Mary Lewis. By 8:30 a.m., we arrived and signed in...received our name tag...and packet of information concerning the day. Ladies continued to arrive on the scene and it was as if residents from all over Keokuk County and surrounding counties were already friends...not a stranger in the bunch... after all we all had name tags and we all came for one purpose, to learn of the Lord Jesus Christ and share his love amidst the group! We were ushered into the Church Dining Hall where a make shift Cafe Chocolat had been decorated and made conducive to pull us together. After all, we were a bunch of women eager to meet new friends. It probably would not have taken the “Chocolate Chums” game to get us all acquainted, but it helped broaden our ability to meet even more friends! The speakers were enlightening and challenging as the morning drew our hearts closer to the God of our lives and to each other. Topics included Jesus’ first miracle...followed by a segment about “Barefoot Friends” - I had never heard of a Barefoot Friend. It was explained, it was a friend who went above and beyond to help a soul in a time of need. I concluded I definitely had a goodly amount of Barefoot Friends and I silently gave thanks for each one! Next on the agenda was a lesson on four men who brought a paralyzed man to Jesus stating first of all the man was forgiven and then healed. It was surmised, one of the most important things in an individual’s life is to make sure our sins are forgiven! It was at lunch time, where I met many readers of the News- Review and also faithful readers of my ponderings! I was elated! Even one lady came up to me who grew up south of Sigourney and said she clipped one of my stories a few years ago of butchering time and taped it on the inside of one of her cupboards. She suggested I run this again...so I shall endeavor to do so in the future. Then the afternoon session...it began as a service project...we made shawls out of fabric

New Life Fellowship Pastor: Barry Render Hwy. 22 South, Keswick 319-738-3851 Sunday Services, Worship and Children’s Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday Evening Teaching at 7 p.m.; Youth Group at 7 p.m. Every third Saturday is Praise Night at 7 p.m. Ollie Baptist Church Rev. Carla Nelson 641-667-2841 Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays: Pot luck at 12 noon. Prairie View United Methodist Church Pastor, Dave Peterson 27131 Highway 78, Ollie 641-667-2502 Sunday, Feb. 9: Worship, followed by fellowship at 9 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. F.O.F. at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Bible study at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: United Methodist Women Luncheon at 12 noon. SPRC at 7 p.m. Patriotic Panthers 4-H at 7 p.m. Richland United Methodist Church Pastor Carl Benge 106 W. South St., Richland Phone: 319-456-2251 Worship Times: Adult Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.

provided...I have to admit I did not get mine finished, making more work for someone else...but I really am not the best seamstress and I do hate to leave a project uncompleted, but a lady promised faithfully she would finish and my shawl also would be sent overseas to someone to stay warm! Then... our next session included a lesson concerning Judas and his betrayal. This brought back scenes of my own unfaithfulness, times I did not stand faithful yet Jesus continued to love me! I marvel at his extravagant love toward mankind! Lastly, our lessons included Jesus being hung on the cross and with his own life provided us the wonderful gift of salvation. In closing, a survey sheet was given to us to share our thoughts of the day. It had been the most inspiring Retreat I had ever attended. I knew of God’s extravagant Grace, but this Retreat seemed to give it even deeper meaning. I wrote, “This was almost a perfect day!” Why did I say “almost”? Because the Retreat lacked only one thing...the most greatest happening of all...and that is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ for his true believers! Now if I hear of another Retreat...please look for me...because I definitely want to be in attendance UNLESS Jesus returns before that day! Thanks to all those organizers...it really was an “almost perfect” day! See you next week, same time, same place!

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Sigourney Rev. Charles Fladung Rectory: 641-622-3426 Prayer Line: 622-2877 Saturday Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. Sigourney Christian Church Pastor: Jim Bringman 308 South Jefferson 641-622-2151 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study: 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service: 10:45 a.m. Bible Study, Sundays, 6 p.m.; Elder Gathering, first Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Committees, second Wednesday each month, 5:30 p.m. The Board, every second Wednesday each month, 6:30 p.m.; Sister’s/CWF group, every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Sigourney Church of Christ Pastor: Billy Claywell 615 South Jefferson 641-622-3708, 641-622-3582 Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Worship with Communion Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Service at 6:30 p.m. Sigourney First Baptist Church Pastor Joe Winkler 308 N. Jefferson St. S.S. Supt. Dorothy Jacobs 641-622-2786 Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Worship at 9 a.m. Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Bible Study at 7 p.m.

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Sigourney United Methodist Church Pastor: Richard Pippert Sunday Worship Service: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. The Church Of Living Water Shane Jarr, Pastor 13 North Main St., Hedrick Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:40 a.m.; Evening Services, 7 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesday, 6 p.m. United Church of Deep River Pastor Michelle 319-664-3653 Every Sunday: Inspiration time, 10 a.m.; Worship, 11 a.m. What Cheer Baptist Church Pastor: Dick and Jane Larson 641-433-0013, 641-790-1934 A Place to Grow Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Kid’s Club and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. What Cheer United Methodist Church Rev. Vince Homan Sunday School, 9:30; Worship, 10:30 a.m. Youth Group, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Everywhere you turn these days, someone is expressing concern or outrage over the cost of LP gas. Phone calls and letters pile up on Legislator’s desks, and Legislators scratch their heads looking for unique answers to the problem. Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds wrote President Obama urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand the exemption to the hours-of-service regulations to ease the movement of propane fuel to customers in states facing shortages. The Governor’s Office in collaboration with the Department of Transportation, the Iowa Department of Agriculture, Department of Human Rights and Homeland Security are monitoring the situation. The U.S. Department of Transportation established a regional emergency declaration

suspending the regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting propane to affected Midwest states, including Iowa, through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb 11. The federal proclamation may be found here: https://governor.iowa.gov/ wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ USDOT-declaration.pdf. This, hopefully, steps up the delivery schedules. Senator Randy Feenstra, ranking member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, is having a bill drafted to exempt taxes on Consumable Supplies in manufacturing. Last year, the Legislative Service Agency (LSA) estimated a similar bill would have saved manufacturers between $30 million and $70 million by eliminating this tax. The issue has been a point of protest between

The News-Review Opinions & Editorials the Iowa Department of Revenue and taxpayers for many years. Feenstra’s bill clarifies the definition of replacement parts and include supplies consumed during the manufacturing process, which is exempt from sales and use tax. (In 2013, the Iowa House unanimously passed a similar bill, HF 634). Taxing the final product, but not those products used to create the end product, would end what many consider to be double taxation. This would allow manufacturers, who pay good wages and benefits, to invest in equipment and employees. Newly requested bills seem to be taking a good deal of time in the drafting stages this year. Everything was introduced last year, but didn’t make the cut, is still eligible for debate this year. So, it’s not likely we will run out of work to do anytime soon. I enjoy reading the new bills filed by legislators when they are delivered to our desks each morning. I find it interesting to see how others propose to resolve a perceived problem. I may not agree, but it helps me to understand the individual thought process. Mail sent to me at the Capitol use the 50309 zip code. The Capitol telephone switchboard number is 515-281-3371 and my email address is sandra.greiner@ legis.iowa.gov

Week three in Des Moines is full of subcommittee meetings and budget discussions. With the shorter session and our first funnel deadline approaching, everyone is moving very quickly. My work last week was focused on the budget and unmanned aerial vehicles Within my budget subcommittee I have been digging through the funding issues the Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS) is having. You may have heard about the $50,000 “cut” RUSS is receiving. I have trouble seeing this as just a straight cut because RUSS knew the funding was being phased out over five years and they had an additional extension. The purpose of the state funding is to provide start-up funds to Utility Management Organizations (UMOs) for development in unsewered and undersewered communities. The intent is to gradually reduce the amounts year to year as the UMOs gained enough users and revenue to become self-supporting. In 2010, the grant amounts were reduced to $25,000. Several of the UMOs informed the DNR when the contracts were up for renewal in 2011 and they are unable to operate without higher grant amounts. To assure this project could go forward we restored the funding to $50,000 for SFY 2012. I am giving you the funding history, and trying to make it as clear as possible so you all know how the state was helping to fund certain local projects. I also want to make clear, I was not elected when these programs were started and we had a different Governor, so getting the complete history has been difficult. The attitudes of the DNR and other state agencies when dealing with small communities and counties has dramatically changed for the better since 2006. The funding began in FY 2007. Contracts with 4 UMOs, including Russ, were approved by EPC. The effort was meant to be part of an overall strategy to assist unsewered communities. Dollar amounts varied based on the amount requested but were all approximately $50,000. In June 2007 (funding for FY 2008): New contracts with 5 UMOs were approved by EPC through a competitive process. In July 2008: The third competitive process was held, with 6 UMOs selected for contracts. Two levels were established, with the goal of beginning to wean the organizations off the DNR fund-

ing. In July 2009: The contracts were amended to add $25,000 to each. This was Amendment #1. A year later in June 2010: EPC approved the contract amendments with ADLM, RUSS, EIRUSS, WMSCI, and RUS, which was Amendment #2. Each was for $25,000. Again in June 2011: EPC approved Amendment #3, for the same five UMOs. The dollar amount was increased to $50,000 each when several of the entities stated their need for additional support. In June 2012: EPC approved Amendment #4, for same five UMOs for $50,000. In June 2013: Amendment #5, same UMOs, same dollar amount. This was the last amendment allowed per the original contract. Funding ends on Monday, June 30 of this year. The DNR met with the UMOs on Tuesday, Jan 28 for the regular quarterly UMO meeting to hear updates on the existing contract. This meeting also included representatives from HUD and USDA Rural Development to discuss funding opportunities and the status of loans and grants with them. In light of new state and federal rules, they provide more regulatory flexibility, the Department plans to evaluate communities’ needs for technical assistance and other contracted services. As you can see from the history, the reduction of funds to UMO’s, including RUSS, comes as no surprise. At this point it does not look like the State is extending the program a third time, although we are still discussing this within the budget subcommittee. Also this week, the House Public Safety Committee started investigating the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also commonly referred to as Drones, in the State of Iowa. Five State Representatives (Klein, Fry, Baudler, Anderson, Berry) is amending House File 427 to address the use of UAS by the State and by private citizens. I

am chairing and managing this bill through the process. Unmanned Aircraft Systems vary in size, shape and purpose. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), UAS can be as large as Boeing 737’s or as small as radio controlled helicopters. The FAA is beginning the long process of determining how UAS should be used and regulated. Currently, the FAA has selected six test sites across the country to focus on different research, including climate impacts on UAS, certification requirements, FAA safety oversight, airworthiness testing and risks of UAS. States across the nation are divided on the use of UAS. In 2013, Hawaii, Nevada, North Dakota, Maryland and other states appropriated money for various programs to aid in the study of UAS. Other states, such as Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas placed strict standards on the use of UAS by state agencies. In most cases, law enforcement and other agencies now have to obtain a search warrant to use a UAS. However, a majority of states have not passed any major legislation on this important issue. Experts on Unmanned Aircraft Systems have suggested they are used for many purposes. In times of natural disasters or terrorist attacks, UAS can safely fly where a manned aircraft wouldn’t be able. The information collected by the UAS is used to help facilitate a rescue operation or clear a dangerous area without the risk to human life. In our area UAS can be helpful in finding people lost in corn fields or in the cold nights of winter when using IR or FLIR technology. UAS is used in more destructive ways. Some organizations have planned to use UAS to harass or intimidate others, including people who are lawfully hunting or fishing. I am sure you can think of the dozens of other ways malicious groups could use them. Preventing intimidation through the use of UAS is a major focus for us. As the legislative session continues, we are open to changes to ensure Unmanned Aircraft Systems are used in a safe and responsible manner, one respects private property rights, but also assists law enforcement with legal purposes. Individuals interested in this issue are urged to contact us with any questions or additional comments. Our next forum is Saturday, Feb 15 at the Washington County Courthouse. If you need to contact me before the upcoming forums you can reach me in Des Moines through the House switchboard at 515-281-3221, or email me at Jarad.Klein@legis. iowa.gov.


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Tales of the Ancient Sportsman by Burdell Hensley 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 Eddyville-Blakesburg-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 who should move

on to districts. EBF has several potential qualifiers and TriCounty/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 who 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, 1914 Beacon 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, 1939 - The 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, 1989 - No. 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.

Letter to the Editor: Once again we see a joint effort to discredit the fledgling movement known as “The Tea Party”. Most members of the mainstream media, all Democrat politicians and many Republican politicians have joined forces to attack this distinctly American grassroots phenomenon. Before you can understand the motives behind the folks who hate and fear this group of citizens…you must know a few facts about the Tea Party. First and most importantly… the Tea Party is not an actual singular entity. It is a true honest to God movement based entirely on a handful of premisses. There are no state or national Tea Party leaders. Not one person or organization represents or speaks for the Tea Party. No billionaire can begin to even slightly influence “The Tea Party”. We were organically grown from a groundswell of concerns for this nation’s future. Thousands of individual “Tea Parties” sprang up in communities coast-to-coast…ranging in membership from just a handful to hundreds. Tea Party members have just a few things in common: We are ardent supporters of the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights. We believe that individual liberty MUST be maintained. We believe that all Americans were born free…not given just certain freedoms…handed down by a huge centralized government. We know that throughout the history of mankind…a large central government is ALWAYS made up of corrupt and self-centered leaders who’s only concern is their own well-being. Why do our detractors (progressives, Communists, socialists and corrupt politicians) fear and hate the “Tea Party” so much? The answer is painfully simple - they know that if our goals are reached…their power over Americans will be forever gone…along with their ill gained wealth. As we enter the 2014 election year…beware of those who preach against the “Tea Party”. It’s not you or America that they’re worried about! Ed Dursky, Ottumwa

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Letter to the Editor: In November 2013, Americans paused to observe the 50th anniversary of the late President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. In a historic speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961, JFK stated that “the very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free/ open society; and we are as a people inherently opposed to secret societies (Spec. Freemasonry); to secret oaths (i.e., Masonic); and to clandestine proceedings unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the supposed dangers to justify it. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it (i.e, JudeoChristian tranditional moral values). And there is a very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the limits of official censorship/concealment. For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic/ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence. It is a system which has conscripted vast human/material resources into the building of tightly-knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published; its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor printed, no secret revealed”. Such activity requires public scrutiny/debate; for “without debate/criticism, no country/ republic can succeed/survive”. And that is why our Press was given First Amendment protection - the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution - not primarily to amuse/entertain; not to emphasize the trivial/sentimental; but to inform; to state dangers/opportunities; to indicate crises/choices; to lead, educate and sometimes even to anger the public opinion”. Wendell E. Carr, Ottumwa

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Valentines for Veterans from Keith Blair, Keokuk County Veteran’s Affairs Administrator

Join the nation in celebrating Valentine’s Day by participating in the 2014 Valentine for Veterans Day project. All are encouraged to prepare handmade or store bought valentines and send them to Iowa Veterans in one of the three institutions listed below. This is a great service project for young people in your family or social organization to help brighten the day of a confined Veteran. Send attention to: Valentines for Veterans VA Central Iowa Health Care System 3600 – 30th Street Des Moines, IA 50310 Iowa Veterans Home 1301 Summit Street Marshalltown, IA 50158 Iowa City VA Health Care System 601 Highway 6, West Iowa City, IA 52246-2208 Valentines can also be dropped off at the following locations by February 7th: Iowa Gold Star Museum Camp Dodge 7105 Northwest 70th Avenue Johnston, IA Ft. Des Moines Museum and Education Center 75 E. Army Post Road Des Moines, IA This event is promoted by the Jesse F. Taylor VFW Post 12105


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The News-Review Legal Notices Sigourney School Board Minutes Special Meeting January 27, 2014 The Board of Directors of the Sigourney Community School District met in special session on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Sigourney Administrative Office, Sigourney, IA. Board members present included Mark O’Rourke, Denise Conrad, Anne Arduser, Tom Hadley, Ruth Manchester, Marsha Steinhart, and Shellie Striegel. Also present: Superintendent Craig Scott, Business Mgr. /Board Secretary Susan Huls. I. Call to Order: President O’Rourke called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Conrad moved, seconded by Manchester to open the meeting. Motion carried 7/0. II. Review Superintendent Applicants: Dr. Scott led a review of the superintendent applicants. III. Conrad moved, seconded by Manchester to approve the Interview Committees as presented with the addition of Adam Clark. Motion carried 7/0. IV. Conrad moved, seconded by Arduser to establish the date for the Interview Committee Orientation as February 3, 2014@ 6:00p.m. Motion carried 7/0. V. The following individuals were selected to be invited for interviews: Ken Crawford, Joel Foster, David Harper, and Kevin Teno. VI. The board reviewed superintendent interview questions. VII. Conrad moved, seconded by Steinhart to adjourn the meeting at 7:39 p.m. Motion carried 7/0. Mark O’Rourke, President Susan Huls, Secretary S6

Public Notice SEMCO Solid Waste Agency NOTICE OF LETTING Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals. Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvement as stated below must be filed before 11:00 A.M. on February 14, 2013 at the Southeast Iowa Multi-County (SEMCO) Sanitary Landfill, 29997 Highway 78 West, Richland, Iowa 52585 (phone: 319-456-6171) at which time they will be opened and tabulated. Faxed bids will not be accepted. Time and Place Sealed Proposals will be Considered. The Owner will consider the bids on February 19, 2014. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Project Manual and Drawings. Copies of the Project Manual and Drawings will be on file at Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants, 1801 Industrial Circle, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265. Electronic copies of the Project Manual and Drawings may be obtained for no cost at http://barkerlemarcompanies.com/Letting_Project_Listing.html. Paper Copies of the Project Manual and Drawings may be obtained for this project by request via email from C.J. Lage (clage@barkerlemar.com) at Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants for a fee of $75.00 each. Deposit will be refunded if all documents are returned in a reusable condition within 14 days after award of the project. If the documents are not returned in a timely manner and in a reusable condition, the deposit will be forfeited. When requesting paper copies include company name, contact, address, phone number, and email, at a minimum. Pre-Bid Meeting. A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 11:00 A.M. on January 31, 2014 to discuss the project, answer questions, and tour the site. The meeting will be held at the SEMCO Sanitary Landfill, 29997 Highway 78 West, Richland, Iowa 52585. Preference of Products and Labor. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes. General Nature of Public Improvement. The Phase 1 Abutment Cell Construction Project (approximately three acres) at the SEMCO Sanitary Landfill, shall include: General and Compacted Fill; Flexible Membrane Liner (FML) purchase, shipping, and installation; Geocomposite purchase, shipping, and installation; Aggregate (sand) purchase, shipping, and installation; Silt Fence; Seeding, Mulching, and Fertilizing; Construction Staking; and other miscellaneous work. Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of Bidders, prior to awarding the Contract. The Jurisdiction reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities in the bids. Except where the Owner exercises the right reserved herein to act otherwise, the contract will be awarded by the Owner to the lowest responsive, responsible Bidder who has submitted the lowest Base Bid, including Alternate Bid Items, if applicable. Each proposal shall be made on the furnished form, and no bidder may withdraw his proposal for a period of thirty (30) days from and after the date set for opening of bids. S6

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Notice of Probate Public Notice Public Notice Keokuk County Board Proceedings Probate No. ESPR037774 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY LOU SHERADEN, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Betty Lou Sheraden, Deceased, who died on or about January 8, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Betty Lou Sheraden, deceased, bearing date of the 18th day of April, 2008, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Alva Lee Sheraden and Donna Wolf was appointed executor 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 13th day of January, 2014. Alva Lee Sheraden 120 S C Ave Packwood, IA 52580 Donna Wolf 1276 Packwood Rd. Packwood, IA 52580 Executor of estate John N. Wehr, ICIS PIN No: AT0008299 Attorney for executor 116 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 245 Sigourney, IA 52591 Date of second publication 5th day of February, 2014. S5-2

Public Notice Notice Of Sheriff’s Levy And Sale Iowa District Court Keokuk County Court Case #EQEQ040586 Civil #14-000029 STATE OF IOWA KEOKUK COUNTY Beneficial Financial I Inc. Successor By Merger To Beneficial Iowa, Inc. VS. George Palmer A/K/A Timothy George Palmer, Jacqueline L. Palmer, and Parties In Possession Special Execution As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate described below to satisfy the judgment. The Property to be sold is Commencing at a Point 33 Feet South of the Northeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter of HTE Northwest Quarter of Section 1, Township 75 North, Range 12 West of the 5th PM as the Point of Beginning, thence South 200 Feet, thence, West 300 Feet, thence North 200 Feet, thence East 300 Feet to the Point of Beginning except Parcel 1 and Parcel 2 Property Address1309 E. Jackson Street, Sigourney, IA 52591 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale: March 25, 2014; Sale Time: 10:00 A.M.; Place of Sale: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office Lobby, 204 S. Stone St., Sigourney, IA 52591 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed 1/2 acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the sheriff will have it platted and charge the costs to this case. This sale not subject to Redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if acceptable. Judgment Amount: $58,495.65; Costs: $10,874.23; Accruing Costs: $5,876.09; Interest: $2,833.43; Sheriff’s Fees: Pending. Attorney: Brian G. Sayer 531 Commercial St. Waterloo, IA 50704 319-234-2530 Date: January 20, 2014. /s/ Casey J. Hinnah Sheriff, Keokuk County, Iowa 6-2

Notice Of Sheriff’s Levy And Sale Iowa District Court Keokuk County Court Case #EQEQ040623 Civil #14-000034 STATE OF IOWA KEOKUK COUNTY University of Iowa Community Credit Union VS. Kathi Jo Scott; Spouse of Kathi Jo Scott, if any; Citifinancial, Inc.; Onemain Financial; and Any and All Unknown Parties In Possession Of The Real Property Located At 203 N. Hamilton St., Keota, Iowa Special Execution As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) real estate described below to satisfy the judgment. The Property to be sold is The South Half of Lot Nine, and The North 16 1/2 Feet of Lot Eight, All In Block One In C.h. Achard’s First Addition To The City Of Keota, Keokuk County, Iowa Property Address: 203 N. Hamilton Street, Keota, IA 52248 The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale: March 18, 2014; Sale Time: 10:00 A.M.; Place of Sale: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office Lobby, 204 S. Stone St., Sigourney, IA 52591 Homestead: Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead (which must not exceed 1/2 acre if within a city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres), defendant must file a homestead plat with the Sheriff within ten (10) days after service of this notice, or the sheriff will have it platted and charge the costs to this case. This sale not subject to Redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if acceptable. Judgment Amount: $37,382.44; Costs: $1,780.03; Accruing Costs: $1,174.61; Interest: $1,001.26; Sheriff’s Fees: Pending. Attorney: Crystal K. Raiber 1402 Willow Creek Ct. Iowa City, IA 52244 319-351-1056 Date: January 29, 2014 /s/ Casey J. Hinnah Sheriff, Keokuk County, Iowa 6-2

Notice of Probate Probate No. ESPR037775 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONNY P. KAPPLE, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Donny P. Kapple, Deceased, who died on or about December 12, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 20th day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Donny P. Kapple, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of October, 2013, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Marcella Jean Kapple was appointed executor 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 20th day of January, 2014. Marcella Jean Kapple Executor of estate 11506 210th Street Delta, IA 52550-8516 Lloyd, McConnell, Davis & Lujan, L.L.P. Attorney for executor P.O. Box 867 Washington, Iowa 52353 Date of second publication 12th day of February, 2014. S6-2

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Notice of Probate Probate No. ESPR037773 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Iowa District Court Keokuk County IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL D. CLINGAN, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Michael D. Clingan, Deceased, who died on or about December 18, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 21st day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Michael D. Clingan, deceased, bearing date of the 12th day of October, 2001, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Aaron M. Clingan and Zachary A. Clingan was appointed executor 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 the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 21st day of January, 2014. Aaron M. Clingan 102 S. Highland St. North English, IA 52316 Zachary A. Clingan 115 Argyle Ct. Burlington, IA 52601 Executor of Estate John N. Wehr, ICIS PIN No: AT0008299 Attorney for executor 116 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 245 Sigourney, IA 52591 Date of second publication 5th day of February, 2014. S5-2

JANUARY 27, 2014 The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors met in special session, Monday, January 27, 2014 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All members were present. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the tentative agenda. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the minutes of January 20, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Berg invited Dr. Craig Scott, Sigourney School Superintendent, to come and introduce himself to the Board members. Dr. Scott stressed the importance of building relationships and what you actually do to make a difference. Met with Engineer McGuire regarding Keokuk County Highway Department. Transportation Day is January 29, 2014 in Des Moines. Wood shared a “thanks” from Ron Collins to the Highway Department for sanding the intersections last Thursday night, the night of the fire, as water was making roads treacherous. Review and discussion of memorandum of understanding between RUSS and Keokuk County for road surfacing on 270th Avenue in Section 25 and 26, Township 74N, Range 11 W was held. Concerns were shared and addressed in a revision agreement that will be sent to Bruce Hudson, RUSS for review. Wood moved, Hadley seconded approval of 2014 and 2015 bridge inspection contract to Calhoun/Burns for consistency purposes. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded approval of supplemental agreement for final design services for Project No. BRS-CO54(93)-60-54 (Lacey pavement bridge) as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded approval of annual Esri Maintenance Agreement for ArcGIS as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the AHEAD Regional Housing Trust Fund

(RHTF) 20¢ per capita financial commitment of $2,201.20 for FY2015. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded approval of Southeast Iowa Link (SEIL) Mental Health and Disability Services Region Membership, corresponding 28E agreement and resolution as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded acknowledgement of Personnel Report wage and classification changes for Kathy Dye, RUSS Finance Manager as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to set the public hearing regarding Keokuk County Assessor’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Board Room, First Floor, Keokuk County Courthouse. All ayes and motion carried. Various board and committee reports were held. Wood attended RUSS Executive Bd., 10-15 Transit, Regional Planning Policy Bd., RUSS, Pathfinders, and Crime Commission meetings. Hadley attended a Sieda meeting. Mick Berg attended Empowerment and SADC meetings. All three Supervisors attended the Conference Board meeting last Monday night. Discussion of old/new business and public comment was held. Larry Smith, Emergency Management Coordinator entered to give an update on the communication tower replacement project. Jim Dickinson, SADC Director entered to inform a company from Memphis, Tennessee has been in contact with him, may be looking for an incentive and reminded the tax abatement ordinance must be updated if the Board is interested in doing so. On vote and motion the meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m. The above and foregoing information is a summary of the minutes taken at the above indicated meeting. The full and complete set of minutes are recorded and available at the office of the Keokuk County Auditor. SK6


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TCM’s Mason Garber got third with this pin [photos by Adam Meier].

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Area Wrestlers Shine at SICLs

Lady Panthers Win Two of Three 1-28-2014 Pekin 71, Mediapolis 92 1-31-2014 Pekin 45, IMS 44 2-1-2014 Pekin 67, Sigourney 32 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

2-1-2014 SICL Conference Meet

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

Seven Individual champions, seven runners up and three of the top five teams in the final team standings made for one successful outing for Keokuk County wrestling squads at Saturday’s South Iowa Cedar League Conference Meet in Marengo. Although Iowa Valley managed to pull away to win its fourth straight SICL team title, Sigourney-Keota, along with Tri-County/Montezuma and English Valleys, had tremendous days on the mats as well. Starting with the Savages, who finished 16 points behind Iowa Valley in second place with 195 points; SK put six wrestlers in the finals and came out with four champions. SK’s first champion came at 138 pounds in the form of Nathan Fritz. Fritz, a junior, got to the finals by beating BGM’s Storm Ribby in the semifinals and got matched up with EV’s Cody Seaton. The low-scoring battle between Fritz and Seaton was decided with a Fritz takedown midway through the third period that gave him a 6-1 advantage, which Fritz held onto to win the title by a score of 6-3. SK then capped its day by crowning champions in three of the last five final matches. At 170 pounds, Cole Streigle won both of his matches, including a 10-9 decision over LynnvilleSully’s Noah Zylstra in the finals. Tenth-ranked Tucker Fowler continued his domination with a pin of Iowa Valley’s Jeremy Nebraska in the 220 pound final to earn the title. Junior Bryce Brown received a tough challenge from IV’s Tyler Mangold in the 285 pound final, but Brown prevailed down the stretch to take the crown by a count of 6-4. Aside from SK’s four champions, the Savages had two other wrestlers in the finals. At 132, senior Jeremiah Green was part of the best match of the day in the finals against Iowa Valley’s eighth-ranked Drake Healey. Green wrestled well, but couldn’t hold off Healey down the stretch. Healey recorded two second-period takedowns to tie the match and send it into sudden victory. In overtime, Green got in on a shot but couldn’t finish, only to get taken down by Healey and end the match on the wrong side of the 7-5 score. SK 160-pounder Noah Boender had himself a great day, pinning his first two opponents before running into L-S’s Caden Doll in the finals. Doll, who is ranked fourth at 160, earned a major decision over Boender by a score of 15-1. SK’s lone third-place finisher came at 106 pounds with Nathan Vest. Vest earned third with a late pin over EV’s Wyatt Olson in a breathtaking match between the two lightweights. Lane Boender (145), Gage Greiner (160), Noah Schuster (182) and Chase Tremmel (195) each earned fourth-place finishes on Saturday to round of

SK’s results. Coming in fourth place as a team and putting three wrestlers in the finals was TriCount/Montezuma. In the first final of the day, 106-pounder Kale Latcham hit the mat against Iowa Valley’s Josh Jordan. Jordan got the best of Latcham with a secondperiod pin that sent Latcham home with second place. Ben Edmundson was the next TCM wrestler to compete in the finals at 126. Edmundson didn’t get the result he wanted though, as he was pinned by IV’s Zach Russell in the first period to place second. 145-pounder Mitch Gibson also placed second after winning his first two matches. Gibson was unable to hang with EV’s Zach Axmear in the finals, who took the title with a 12-1 major decision. While TCM went 0-3 in the finals, Scott Edmundson’s team made a huge splash in the consolations. Six TCM wrestlers came back after losses to take third: Travis Lewis (113), Mason Garber (120), Zach Kitzman (132), Clay Harper (160), Jacob Weber (170) and Ethan Bair (285). The six third-place finishes helped TCM amass 151.5 points and place fourth. At 182 pounds, Logan VerVerka finished sixth, as did Hunter Foubert at 195 pounds. Despite a lack of numbers that the top finishing teams were able to take advantage of on Saturday, English Valleys still managed to place fifth as a team with 136.5 points while putting five wrestlers in the finals. Blake Ealy got the momentum going for EV in the 113pound final. Ealy pinned Lynnville-Sully’s Cole Nickell to take gold and finished his day with three pins to validate is number eight ranking in Class 1A. At 120 pounds, Sheldon Ealy had a tough matchup in the final against seventh-ranked Jacob Krakow of Iowa Valley. Ealy, who is ranked tenth at 120, notched a huge win a 5-2 decision to stand atop the podium and come home as a SICL champion. EV’s third champion on Saturday came at 145 pounds with freshman Zach Axmear, who earned a major decision over TCM’s Mitch Gibson in the finals. 138-pounder Cody Seaton fell to SK’s Nathan Fritz in the finals to take second, while tenth-ranked Brennen Grimm was pinned by BGM’s Adam Hawkins in the 182-pound final. Hawkins is ranked third in 1A in his weight class. With a pin of BGM’s Brendan Hasley, Luke Jackson earned fourth place at 220 pounds. Wyatt Olson placed fourth at 106, while Andrew Fisher finished in fifth at 126. EV will wrestle at Sectionals on Saturday at Lisbon, while SK and TCM will both be at Eddyville. The first and secondplace winners from each weight class at Sectionals will advance to Districts.

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Savages Come Up Short in New Sharon 1-28-2014 Sigourney 47, North Mahaska 52 1-31-2014 Sigourney 57, Keota 85 2-1-2014 Sigourney 38, Pekin 59 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

The Sigourney boys took a 24-19 lead into the locker room after the first half against North Mahaska last Tuesday, but the Savages couldn’t keep the momentum going and ultimately fell, 52-47. Sigourney’s defense was excellent early on against the Warhawks, holding them to six first-quarter points on the way to an 11-6 lead after one. The North Mahaska offense came alive in the final three quarters though, scoring double digits in each. The third quarter proved to be the most decisive period of the contest, when the Warhawks outscored Sigourney by a count of 17-9 to take a three-point lead into the fourth. Both offenses were strong in the last eight minutes, but great free throw shooting by North Mahaska sealed the deal. The Warhawks finished 10-of-14 from the foul line and had three players score in double figures, including Conner Hehli, who led the team with 16 points. Colby Kerkove hit four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points for the Savages, while Kevin Weber went five-foreight from the field for 11 points. Blaine Gretter scored nine points and had a team high seven rebounds; Peyton Crawford made two ‘3s’ to finish with six points, and Shane Swearingen had five points and

seven assists. Sigourney trailed by just three points after the first quarter on Friday against SICLleading Keota, but fell off the pace in the second quarter. The Eagles carved through the Sigourney defense for 28 second-quarter points and 27 more in the third quarter to pull away for the 85-57 win. The Savages ended their week on Saturday against tenthranked Pekin in a nonconference matchup in Sigourney. The Panthers got out fast and used their great defense and big size advantage to pull out to a 40-24 halftime lead. Pekin’s defense didn’t let up in the second half and allowed just seven points in each of the next two quarters to help the Panthers walk away with the 59-38 win. Cade Millikin and Brody Long each scored 18 points. The Savages looked for their fourth win of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at home against EV. Sigourney then hosts HLV on Friday.

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Scearcy, Conger Highlight Panthers at SEISC Meet 1-30-2014 Pekin 3, Mediapolis 78 Pekin 12, Lone Tree 51 2-1-2014 SEISC North Conf. Meet By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

Five Pekin wrestlers placed in the top six at Saturday’s SEISC North Conference Meet in Pekin. Earning the highest finish of any Panthers was 132-pounder Chance Scearcy. Scearcy nabbed third place in his weight class with a pin against West Burlington/Notre Dame’s Dylan Willey in the third-place match. Finishing in fourth at 220 pounds was Trenton Conger. Conger was pinned in the thirdplace match by Mediapolis’s Ethan Lamm, in what was a brutal weight class on Saturday. Placing sixth in their respective weight classes were three other Pekin wreslters: Clayton McKim (106), Tyler Copeland (160) and Scott Entsminger (170). The Panthers tied for tenth in the team race with WACO with 37 points. Mediapolis won the conference crown with in dominant fashion with 282 points; nearly 150 more than second-place Wapello. Pekin will head to New London for Sectionals on Saturday. Wrestling begins at 12pm.

Bears Bounce Back with Two Huge Wins 1-28-2014 English Valleys 37, Keota 35 1-30-2014 English Valleys 35, North Mahaska 46 1-31-2014 English Valleys 57, BGM 55 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

After the EV girls’ squad lost a trio of games two weeks ago, the Bears needed a strong week to get on a high note before the final week of the regular season. English Valleys had three more opportunities for wins against good competition and Luke Caster’s squad came up big in all but one of those chances. The Bears started their week last Tuesday at home against Keota. A superb third quarter in which EV outscored the Eagles by a score of 15-6 proved to be in different in the 37-35 win that snapped EV’s three-game skid. The Bears shot 14-of-38 (37 percent) from the field against Keota and got a balanced scoring effort from their starting lineup. As usual, Rylee Voss led the Bears in scoring with ten points on the night, but three other Bears pitched in with solid performances. Madison Parmenter shot four-of-six from the field and scored nine points; Lauren Miller hit two ‘3s’ and scored nine points, and Shannon Steffen made one 3-pointer and scored seven points. Steffen, Voss and Parmenter each dished out three assists while Miller led EV with four. The Bears assisted on all 14 of their made field goals. Keota led by a score of 20-14 at the half before the

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Above-left: Trenton Steinke was terrific at Keota; Top: Jake Brumbaugh spotted up from the corner and Above-right: Kyle Leer fought down low for a rebound [photos by Adam Meier].

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Eagles Rolling Once Again 1-28-2014 Keota 83, English Valleys 34 1-30-2014 Keota 68, Tri-County 35 1-31-2014 Keota 85, Sigourney 57 2-1-2014 Keota 53, BGM 34

Emma Bair has proven herself as one of TC’s best players [Photos by Adam Meier].

Keota girl’s basketball pictured: Top - Mariah Lyle fed Sierra Lyle in the post [photo by Adam Meier].

Keota Girls’ Find Its Footing TC Comes Up Close Again

Left: Natalie Steinke drove hard to the hoop at Keota. Right: Jessie Maxwell eyed the Keota defense. [Photos by Adam Meier.]

1-28-2014 Tri-County 36, Monte 47 1-30-2014 Tri-County 28, Keota 52 1-31-2014 Tri-County 23, IV 69

1-28-2014 Keota 35, English Valleys 37 1-30-2014 Keota 52, Tri-County 28 1-31-2014 Keota 43, Sigourney 38 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

As inconsistent as the Keota girls’ basketball team has been this season, the performance of the Eagles last week has been a huge relief for fans and head coach Jenny Hobbs alike. Along with Keota’s everimproving defense, the Eagles have started shooting the ball the way they’re capable of doing, and it started with Madison Sieren. Sieren drilled eight 3-pointers in three games last week and was absolutely vital in Keota’s successful week. “We’ve just told [Kelsi] to keep shooting,” Keota head coach Jenny Hobbs said. “She’s been rushing her shot; sometimes she doesn’t get her feet underneath her. It’s been a footwork thing with her a times; she just needs to take her time and step into it. We’ve also worked a lot on giving our shooters a good pass, and that has helped a lot.” Sieren hit three of Keota’s four 3-pointers in Tuesday’s 37-35 loss at English Valleys; a game that the Eagles led by six at the half. A poor third quarter and a number of missed shots in close ultimately doomed Keota in the narrow loss that started its week. Kelsi Sieren led the team with 15 points against the Bears. Kelsi, Madison and the rest of the Eagles hosted Tri-County two nights later and kept up their improved shooting. Madison hit three more ‘3s’ and scored 13 points while Kelsi scored 13 points of her own in the 52-28 win against the Trojans. “Offensively, we’ve been attacking more,” said Hobbs. “Kelsi’s been doing an awesome job of getting to the rim. We’re moving more in our offense and being a lot more aggressive.” Brooke Sieren and Mariah Lyle also hit 3-pointers, but Madison Sheetz’s post play was the real difference. Sheetz scored 15 points on seven-of-ten shooting and grabbed ten rebounds. Kelsi Sieren had ten rebounds herself and grabbed eight steals as well. Keota allowed just eight first half points to Tri-County, displaying its excellent defense that is right where Hobbs wants it to be. “I’m very happy where the girls are defensively,” added Hobbs. “Each game we’ll break down the different ways each team scores, and the more ways a team scores against us, the better. If we give up 20 points in one area, that’s going to be hard to correct. But when we allow points here and there on a drive or because we didn’t hedge, that’s something we can correct.” The Eagles took their strong

defense to Sigourney on Friday in hopes of closing out the important week with back-toback wins. Both teams searched for a comfort zone in the first half. Keota’s full-court press caused havoc for the Savages, especially in the first half. A number of Sigourney turnovers led to Keota gaining a 17-15 halftime lead. For the game, the Eagles tallied a total of 13 steals, including eight by Madison Sieren. Sieren and the Keota offense got cooking in the second half to the tune of 15 points. A Sieren ‘3’ with over three minutes left in the third quarter put the Eagles up 32-27. Another big clutch ‘3’ by Sieren late in the fourth quarter gave the Eagles a seven-point lead, before Sigourney’s Jordan Carter scored five straight points to bring Keota’s lead to just 38-36. But down the stretch, Sieren and the Eagles sunk nearly all of their free throws to seal the win, 43-38. Sieren finished with 16 points and made eight-often free throws. Sheetz scored 11 points on five-of-five shooting and grabbed nine rebounds. Kelsi Sieren had ten points and two assists, while Callie Greiner nailed a 3-pointer for three points. The Eagles are now tied for fifth in the SICL with North Mahaska at 9-8 and are a half game ahead of 9-9 Sigourney. Hobbs is happy with the improvement her team has displayed in the past two weeks, but still wants to see more heading into the postseason. “We’re going to continue to work on our offensive movement,” Hobbs said. “We still don’t flow real well in our offense. I still feel like we’re getting good shots, we’ve just got to start making them. We’ve got to continue to rebound the ball, because we’re not very tall, and keep people in front of us.” The Eagles played at TriCounty on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and then play at Montezuma on Friday.

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor One poor defensive quarter was the difference between the Tri-County girls’ team getting its first conference win of the season and losing another one. The Trojans put together a tough-minded performance last Tuesday at home against Montezuma to stay within reach of the lead for four quarters, only to fall by the score of 47-36. A first quarter in which the Braves outscored Tri-County 18-13 proved to be the difference in the contest. TC’s five-point deficit soon increased to eight at halftime, but the Trojans kept fighting. A solid third quarter of play still left Tri-County trailing by a count of 38-28, until Montezuma held off the Trojans in the fourth. Freshman Katlyn Little had an outstanding game, scoring 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while grabbing nine rebounds and five steals. Ginny Schmidt scored eight points and Emma Bair added four. The Trojans then fell on back-to-back nights to two of the top teams in the SICL: Keota

and Iowa Valley. TC scored ten points in each other last two quarters in Keota on Thursday, but the 23-8 halftime deficit was too much to overcome, as the Eagles ran away for the 52-28 win. Little scored a game high seven points, while Jessie Maxwell scored five points, including going threeof-four from the foul line. Megan Striegel had a great game with six points and 11 rebounds, and Kristen Lundy added five points and six rebounds. Iowa Valley hosted the Trojans the next night and pulled away for the 69-23 win to remain in the conference lead. Tri-County played at HLV on Monday, Feb. 3, before hosting Keota on the following night. The Trojans then play at Belle Plaine on Friday.

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor It’s looking more and more like Keota’s loss at Lynnville-Sully in the middle of January was simply an aberration. The Eagles shot 10-for-61 in the 45-33 loss a couple weeks ago, but have since been on fire. The Keota boys scorched the nets in all four of their game last week, winning all four and improving to 16-1 to maintain their lead over the rest of the South Iowa Cedar League. In their first game of the week on Tuesday at English Valleys, the Eagles came off of the bus shooting. Keota scored 28 points in the first quarter and 24 more in the second quarter to blow away the Bears, 83-34. Kolton Greiner led the Eagles with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including three-of-four from downtown. As a team, Keota hit ten of its 20 3-pointers and shot 32-of-58 (55 percent) from the field. In addition to Greiner’s solid game, three other Eagles scored in double figures, including Zach Mousel, who dropped 11 points off the bench. Senior Justin Hultman scored ten points on four-of-six shooting and Luke Lyle finished six-of-ten for 14 points. Derek Berg scored eight points on fourof-five shooting, while Nate Owen and Isaiah Hahn each added seven points. Nate Sieren pitched in with eight points, five rebounds and two assists. Keota notched its second blowout win of the week two nights later against Tri-County. The Eagles went off for 21 firstquarter points and extended their lead to 33-13 at the half. Another 21-point quarter in the third all but put the game away, as Keota pulled away for the 68-35 win. Greiner had a game-high 29 points and drilled six of his nine 3-point attempts. Lyle hit three 3-pointers himself and added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Hahn went four-for-five from the field and scored nine points. As a team, Keota shot 11-of-22 from beyond the arc against the Trojans. The Eagles went looking for

their third blowout win of the week the next night in front of a packed house in Sigourney. The two rivals battled it out toe to toe through the first quarter, leaving Keota with a slight three-point lead heading into the second. That’s when the Eagles kicked their offense into hyper drive. Lyle, Greiner and the rest of the Eagles erupted for 28 points in the second quarter to go into the locker room leading 41-25. It was more of the same in the third quarter, as Keota dropped 27 more points on the Savages to take complete control. The Eagles led 68-41 heading into the fourth, before pulling away for the 85-57 win. Lyle led his team with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting, while Greiner scored 20 points on seven-of-ten shooting from the field. Nate Owen scored nine points and Sieren scored seven, including three on a 3-pointer. Berg shot an efficient five-for-seven from the field and had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Keota shot an incredible 54 percent from the field on 32-of-59 shooting. In their fourth game of the week on Saturday, the Eagles relied on their defense for the first three quarters to come away with the 53-34 win at BGM. The first have in Brooklyn was a tight one, with the Eagles edging out to a 25-18 halftime lead. Keota’s defense, which deserves nearly as much credit as its offense, made a statement by allowing just two points to the Bears in the third. After leading 32-20 after three quarters of play, Keota and its offense shifted into high gear and scored 21 fourth-quarter points to pull away for the impressive 53-34 win. Lyle led the charge with 22 points, including four 3-pointers, while Greiner scored 19 points. The Eagles looked to continue their hot shooting at Tri-County on Tuesday, Feb. 4, before heading to Montezuma on Friday. Following Keota’s win at BGM on Saturday, the Eagles held a two-game lead over second-place Montezuma in SICL standings.

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The News-Review Varsity Athletics Promising Week for Pekin’s Title Shot 1-28-2014 Pekin 65, Mediapolis 30 1-31-2014 Pekin 58, IMS 55 2-1-2014 Pekin 59, Sigourney 38 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor

The rise of Pekin boys’ basketball has reached an intergalactic level. With three wins last week, including a 58-55 win over IMS, the Panthers have rocketed their winning streak to 14 games and are now in sole possession of first place in the SEISC North. Pekin’s week got kicked off at Mediapolis on Tuesday in stellar fashion. The Panthers held Mediapolis scoreless in the first quarter to take a 16-0 lead into the second, before gaining a 38-14 lead at the half. It was a cakewalk from there. The Panthers rested their started for much of the second half and waltzed away with a 65-30 win. Brody Long was a monster, scoring 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting, while grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking two shots. Cade Millikin finished with 14 points on six-of-seven shooting and Jared Bond had seven points and ten rebounds. As a team, Pekin shot 27-of-47 (57 percent) from the field. In arguably their biggest game of the season to that point, the Panthers hosted IMS in a game that could put Pekin in firm control of the SEISC North title. Pekin started fast with a 19-point first quarter that left IMS trailing 19-12. An evenly

Sigourney girls’ - above: Sierra Davis looked to finish in the lane; top: Kacey Cranston managed to finish despite being surrounded by defenders and bottom: Karah Appleget drove hard down the lane [photos by Adam Meier].

Sigourney’s Streak Ends at Five 1-28-2014 Sigourney 39, North Mahaska 37 1-31-2014 Sigourney 38, Keota 43 2-1-2014 Sigourney 32, Pekin 67

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor The Sigourney girls’ stretch of five-straight wins finally came to an end on Friday via rival Keota. But prior to the Savages’ 43-38 loss to the Eagles, Sigourney traveled to New Sharon looking to complete the season sweep of last year’s SICL champs, North Mahaska. After defeating the Warhawks 50-41 earlier in the season, the Savages faced a hungrier North Mahaska squad that happened to be neck and neck with Sigourney in the conference standings. The game didn’t begin the way Sigourney wanted it to, as North Mahaska came out of the gate with a 14-point first quarter that left the Savages trailing by six heading into the second. The Savages responded, though. Sparked by their excellent defense, the Savages went on to tie the game at halftime by outscoring North Mahaska 13-7 in the second quarter. A low-scoring defensive struggled characterized the second half best. The Savages edged NM by a count of 9-7 in the third period to take a 30-28 lead into the fourth, where they managed to hold on late for the 39-37 win, marking their fifth in a row. Karah Appleget led Sigourney with 12 points, five rebounds and two assists. Becca Ohland pulled down an impressive 16 rebounds and added four points and three steals. Jordan Carter went three-of-six from the field for nine points and Sierra Davis added seven points and two assists. Sydney Davis pitched in

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played second quarter left Pekin ahead 34-29 at the half, before IMS went off for a 20-point third quarter. After the Panthers lost some momentum and intensity with a subpar third quarter, the team fought back and came together with one of its best eight-minute stretches of the season. Excellent team defense coupled with a 15-point scoring output left the Panthers in control and helped them come back for the 55-53 win. “We missed a few free throws that could have sealed it,” said Pekin head coach Ken Hutchinson. “A late ‘3’ brought IMS to within three in the closing second, but we should amazing poise to hold them off.” Jared Bond led the way with 20 points on seven-of-ten shooting. Millikin scored 12 points and had four assists, while Keaton Winn made all five of his shots to finish with ten points. Eric Adam added six points and six rebounds. The Panthers improved to 15-1 following their 59-38 win at Sigourney on Saturday, in which Long and Millikin each scored 18 points. Pekin now holds a onegame lead over second-place IMS heading into the week. The Panthers played at Highland-Riverside on Tuesday, Feb. 4, before hosting Winfield-Mt. Union on Friday.

Bears Bounce Back with Two Huge Wins 1-28-2014 English Valleys 37, Keota 35 1-30-2014 English Valleys 35, North Mahaska 46 1-31-2014 English Valleys 57, BGM 55 By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor After the EV girls’ squad lost a trio of games two weeks ago, the Bears needed a strong week to get on a high note before the final week of the regular season. English Valleys had three more opportunities for wins against good competition and Luke Caster’s squad came up big in all but one of those chances. The Bears started their week last Tuesday at home against Keota. A superb third quarter in which EV outscored the Eagles by a score of 15-6 proved to be in different in the 37-35 win that snapped EV’s threegame skid. The Bears shot 14-of-38 (37 percent) from the field against Keota and got a balanced scoring effort from their starting lineup. As usual, Rylee Voss led the Bears in scoring with ten points on the night, but three other Bears pitched in with solid performances. Madison Parmenter shot four-of-six from the field and scored nine points; Lauren Miller hit two ‘3s’ and scored nine points, and Shannon Steffen made one 3-pointer and scored seven points. Steffen, Voss and Parmenter each dished out three assists while Miller led EV with four. The Bears assisted on all 14 of their made field goals. Keota led by a score of 20-14 at the half before the Bears exploded for 15 points in the third quarter, tak-

ing a 29-26 lead into the fourth. EV rebounded well enough down the stretch to hold off the Eagles for the 37-35 win. Where the Bears won the game against Keota last Tuesday, they lost it two nights later at North Mahaska. This time EV struggled mightily in the third quarter in North Sharon on Thursday, getting outscored 16-7 by the Warhawks on their way to a 46-35 defeat. The Bears led 21-18 at halftime but struggled on defense in the second half. North Mahaska’s Michaela Heys scored 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting, while Julia Goenenboom added ten points. Third-place BGM came to town the following night, giving EV a chance for one of its biggest wins of the season. The Bears took advantage of their opportunity by taking a 27-25 lead into the locker room at halftime, before extending their lead to 40-36 after three. Solid free throw shooting down the stretch and composure with the basketball in their hands allowed the Bears to hold off BGM for the 57-55 win. With the win, English Valleys improved to 12-6 in SICL play and now sits alone in fourth behind Iowa Valley, Lynnville-Sully and BGM. EV played at Sigourney on Tuesday, Feb. 4, before ending its regular season the following Tuesday at home against North Mahaska.

February 5, 2014