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A love story 68 years in the making

Supervisors approve It all started on preliminary the ferris wheel budget By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — The Grundy County Board of Supervisors approved a preliminary Fiscal 2015 budget Monday, though not without discussion and an initial ‘No’ vote. At issue was additional funds being withheld for special projects. A balance was being carried over in the category, and the initial budget held an additional $50,000 for the possible projects. Supervisor Mark Schildroth said, with the county’s difficult budget situation, that cutting that additional funds from the budget would help ease the situation. “We already have money there,” he said. Supervisor Chuck Bakker suggested cutting the proposed $50,000 to $25,000, a suggestion that drew support. The initial proposal to pass the budget with the $50,000 additional was voted down by a 3-2 margin. A second proposal to include the $25,000 passed unanimously. Supervisors also voted to raise the amount non-union employees will contribute to their family health insurance from $130 to $150 per month. Single insurance will remain $20 per month. They also voted to give hourly part-time employees a 48 cent per hour raise (3.5 percent) from their current rate of $13.82 per hour. Though a Fiscal 2015 levy rate was not presented at the meeting, Supervisor Jim Ross appeared begrudgingly resolved that the tax levy was going to rise in the county for the See SUPERVISORS page 2

What’s Happening Thursday, February 13 Grief Support Group Cedar Valley Hospice, Grundy Center • 4 p.m. Monday, February 17 President’s Day Grundy Center City Council City Hall • 7 p.m. Dike-New Hartford School Board D-NH High School • 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 Grundy Women’s Connection ‘Love is in the Air’ Luncheon Wellsburg Community Center 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 Grundy Center School Board High School Auditorium 5 p.m. Items for “What’s Happening” should be submitted by Tuesday, 9 a.m. to editor@gcmuni.net Items are printed free of charge and subject to editorial approval.

By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — It all started on the ferris wheel nearly seven decades ago. That’s where Delbert Meyer met the love of his life … the person who has been a part of him for the past 68 years. And it was love at first sight. “She was standing there and I thought she was a pretty nice girl,” he said. “I asked her if she would like a ride, she said yes, and we dated ever since.” Delbert said he knew Ann was “the one” from the moment he laid eyes on her. They married a couple of years later. Though both grew up in Grundy County, they did not know each other prior to that day. “I took her home that night,” he said. “I asked her if I could come back again and she said yes. “I thought she was pretty,” he continued. “She must have felt I was good looking, too.” They married on a bitterly cold day in February at the Pleasant Valley church in rural Holland and farmed together near Dike while raising their children, Roger and Gary. “She helped a lot on the farm,” Delbert said of his bride.

After retirement the two took advantage of their new-found free time to travel, as they had always wanted to do. “Before, every time we wanted to go on trips or something, something would come up on the farm,” Delbert said. They saw Mexico, California, Utah, the Dakotas and even went on a cruise together. For Valentine’s Day, Delbert said he would take his wife to her favorite restaurant in Cedar Falls or Waterloo. And sometimes he would treat her to nice gifts. The good times are but memories now for Delbert, as the love of his life suffers from the effects of alzheimer’s disease. “It is very hard,” he said. “It’s been more than four years. I had her home at first, but I couldn’t take care of her anymore because she would try to get out at night. I would stay awake at night worried about her. “I don’t think she knows me, she never talks,” he said while holding back tears. “Sometimes she tries to talk, but you can’t understand her. This is a very rough deal.” D e l b e r t said he has only one wish of his love of the past 68 years. “In my heart right now, I hope that she can talk to me yet sometime again,” he said. “I hope that happens yet. “We had good times. We had a good life … we had a real good life.”

‘I thought she was pretty. She must have felt I was good looking, too.’ — Delbert Meyer on the love of his live

Delbert and Ann Meyer

Spahn and Rose offering new design service Nearby Emerald ash borer By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY CENTER — Local families planning to renovate their homes have a new and improved option in Grundy Center. Spahn and Rose Lumber Company recently added an individual whose role will specifically be to help individuals design cabinets for their homes. “It’s a service that the town was in need of,” Store owner and manager Mason Spahn said. “It’s a specialized service that I saw a need for in town and Danielle (Coulter) had actually come in and had questioned if we were looking for a cabinetry designer. It just happened that we were because in the spring we’re going to be totally remodeling this place, putting an addition on, adding cabinetry displays and I thought it could be beneficial for everybody, especially the town.” Coulter, a Reinbeck native, had previously been working out of the Marshalltown Spahn and Rose location after graduating with a degree in interior design from UNI. She said her role is to help people with the design process. “I can come to your house, measure and give you drawings,” she said. Coulter will first get an idea of what a family or individual is looking for in their new cabinets. If they know what they want she said she’ll work with that, or if they aren’t sure she can help with ideas. “if you’re totally clueless I’ll start

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Spahn and Rose owner/manager Mason Spahn is pictured with his new cabinet designer, Danielle Coulter. (John Jensen/The Grundy Register photo) from scratch,” she said. “If you have ideas like ‘I want that, I don’t want that’ I take that into consideration right away.” Coulter said cabinetry design is an area that has gotten a lot more popular in recent years as families renovate homes built in the 1960s and 70s. Thanks to the Internet, she said many people have an idea what they want before they ever talk to

her. “It really depends on the person,” she said. “Some people are really branching out and trying painted and different door styles rather than traditional. Some people are still kind of traditional. We’re trying to show people that there is a lot more out there than what people know of, See COULTER page 2

By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register GRUNDY COUNTY — The discovery of the Emerald ash borer in Waterloo last month has local officials on edge about how soon the invasive beetle could find its way to Grundy County. “The bug is here,” County Conservation Director Kevin Williams said. “Even though it’s not confirmed, it well could (already be in the county) and that’s the way we’re treating it.” The beetle was discovered in Waterloo when city crews were trimming trees Jan. 24. That infestation appears to cover a 10-block area on the north side of Waterloo. Elm trees are extremely common in Grundy County, according to Williams, who said many were planted when Dutch Elm Disease took out the elm tree population in the 1970s. Dan Bangasser, Public Works Director in Grundy Center, said there are also many ash trees in Grundy Center, particularly in parking areas.

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He said parks have been switching to maple trees in recent years. The Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in the United States for the first time in Michigan in 2002, likely having come over on a shipping pallet. Since then it has spread steadily. It has been confirmed in several Wisconsin and Illinois counties and five Iowa counties as far west as Union County in southwest Iowa. “Since word of the bug happened, it is the only case that I can think of in my profession that the first news was as bad as it was,” Williams said. “From the very start we didn’t have a way of fighting it. It’s going to kill the ash.” Williams said the county no longer plants ash trees, though there is no plan to take existing trees out. There is now a statewide quarantine, including Grundy County, prohibiting the transport of elm into or out of the county. The question now is when the borer will reach Grundy County See ASH BORER page 2


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From page 1 a lot more accessories.” Spahn said customers had been asking more and more about cabinet design. In the past he or assistant manager Curt Juel had done some design work out of necessity. “It’s nice to have someone with a background in design,” he said.

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From page 1 and what can be done about it once it gets here. A best-case scenario is that it could be several years away from making its way from Waterloo to Grundy County. Worst case … that it’s here already. Williams said Conservation Board officials will increase tree surveys this spring to see whether or not the beetle is present and will remove trees if necessary and replace them with other species. Homeowners whose trees are infested have used insecticides to

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Supervisors Coulter said she truly enjoys kitchen design. She said every house is different, as is working with every different family. “Kitchen is the heart of the home and the selling part of the house,” she said. “Everybody says if you have a nice kitchen it sells the house.”

kill the beetle, he said, though it is unknown what the long-term effects of the insecticide are. Williams warns that ash tree dieback does not necessarily mean they are infested with the beetle. He said ash trees naturally tend to die in their upper branches. Eventually, however, the beetle will likely devastate the ash tree population. “When it came on the scene it was ‘Oh my gosh, we’re going to lose the ash trees,’ and that’s a sad thing to report,” he said.

Daily high and low temperature readings and precipitation amounts at the National Weather Service Station in Grundy Center for the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. on the following dates:

High February 4 16 February 5 6 February 6 6 February 7 14 February 8 18 February 9 5 February 10 1 February Accumulation

Low 2 -10 -10 -9 -6 -18 -23

Precip 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.26 0.00 0.00 0.61

Snow 1.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 5.70

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From page 1 first time in several years. Auditor Rhonda Deters reported that last year’s $8.46891 levy rate ranked 83rd among the state’s 99 counties despite Grundy County ranking 62nd in both population and assessed value. The rate has dropped steadily from $8.9255 in Fiscal 2010 to last year’s rate. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held March 10. The proposal will be printed in The Grundy Register prior to that meeting. IN OTHER BUSINESS, Supervisors approved a request from County Engineer Gary Mauer to approve an offer from the Iowa Department of Transportation to use Federal City Bridge Funding to replace bridge N-17 on H Avenue just west of Conrad. Federal funding will pay for 80 percent of the replacement while the remaining 20 percent will come from local funds. Mauer said the county will continue to also seek Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for the replacement, in case the City Bridge Funding falls through, but will decline the FEMA funds if it receives the City Bridge Funding. Though H Avenue and the bridge are partially located in the City of Conrad, Mauer said the county will not ask the city to help fund the project. Mauer also spoke briefly about how much money the county could get if the Iowa legislature passes a 10 cent hike in the road use funding (the gas tax). All told he said the county could receive an additional $561,000 if the entire increase was put into effect immediately. Of that, $462,000 would go to the Secondary Roads Department while the remaining $99,000 would be for Farm-to-Market roadways. Supervisors also approved a fireworks permit for Kendall Tack, approved a liquor license renewal for the south location of Jack & Arnie’s Steakhouse and approved the county treasurer’s Jan. 31 report.

The BABIES OF 2013 Correction

KEATON LEE KOPF

August 30, 2013 Parents: Preston & Brittany Kopf Grandparents: Shawn & Rhonda Samo Jerry & Teresa Kopf

ANNA VIOLET EDGINGTON September 11, 2013 Parents: Matt & Rachel Edgington Grandparents: Ken & Alice Fowlkes Charlie & Annie Bidwell

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Register, Record win INA Awards DES MOINES — The Grundy Register and Conrad Record, divisions of Mid-America Publishing, were honored last week with awards in the annual Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. Grundy Register editor John Jensen placed second out of 59 entries in the contest’s “Best Sports Photo” category for Weekly Class 2 newspapers while Record editor Rob Maharry placed third among 29 entries in the “Best News Feature” category for Class 1 weeklies. Jensen’s award was for a photo taken at the end of an emotional season-ending loss for the Grundy Center High School girls’ basketball team. It shows senior Riley Ackerman being consoled by teammate Jessica Ackerson while the winning Marquette Catholic team celebrates in the background. Judges comments included, “Just a hair below first place, this picture tells the story of winning and losing at a glance. The only thing keeping this picture from winning was the eye contact and slight lack of emotion on the young lady facing photographer.” Maharry’s award was for a story in the Sept. 25, 2013 paper headlined “A soldier’s story: Beaman native awarded Purple Heart.” The story

was about injured soldier Bryan Daniel’s recovery from severe injuries he received in a firefight in Afghanistan. Judges comments included, “A great interview. Could have been written a little tighter, though.” The awards were Maharry’s first and Jensen’s third in the past four years. Grundy Register Publisher Clint Poock said he was pleased to see both Jensen and Maharry place well in the contest.

“Contest time is always exciting for us,” he said. “John and Rob both consistently perform above standards and are most deserving of these awards. I appreciate their efforts on behalf of our newspapers and am extremely proud of them on a job well done.” Overall, Mid-America newspapers won 16 awards in the contest, including six in news-related categories, five for advertising, three for web videos and one for a special section.


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Joleen Ann Waller Siebert

Joleen Ann Waller Siebert, 61, of Wellsburg, formerly of Cedar Falls, died February 4, 2014, after a long struggle with Esophageal Cancer. Joleen was born February 17, 1952, to Dean and Floris (Peters) Waller in Waterloo, and resided in several towns until the family settled in Cedar Falls. As a child Joleen was active in her church, Brownies and 4-H. During her teen years she was a member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Throughout her early life, music and theater was her passion, participating in church, school and community choirs and theater productions. She participated in numerous high school singing contests and was selected for All State Choir for two consecutive years. On August 21, 1971, Joleen was united in marriage to Neal Siebert and together had two daughters Elizabeth “Beth” Siebert and Melissa “Missie” Siebert. Joleen received her BA in secondary education in 1979 and her MA in Communications and Training Technology in 2004, both from the University of Northern Iowa. She worked at Viking Pump for 30 years beginning as a distributor and customer support representative, then as the supervisor of customer support. She then moved into designing and coordinating and conducting onsite technical training for internal support representatives and distributor representatives as well as overseeing the construction and distribution of product catalog information. In her free time Joleen enjoyed sewing, gardening and canning, and later in her life working with stained glass. She was a Master Gardener and a Grundy County Soil Board Commissioner for several years. Joleen was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Floris Waller; and her in-laws, Roland and Esther Siebert. She is survived by her husband, Neal Thomas Siebert; her two daughters, Beth (Dale Hackwell) Siebert, Missie Siebert; six grandchildren: Sabrina, Shelby and Mikayla Hackwell, Trent Webb, Arianna and Gabriel Vogel; and two brothers, Scott (Mary) Waller and Perry (Deb) Waller.

Meint J. Bakker

MIDDLETON, WI — Meint J. Bakker, age 87, passed away February 5, 2014, at the UW Hospital in Madison. A visitation was held at First Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg, February 10. A funeral service followed with Pastor Tom Vos officiating.  Donations or gifts may be sent to First Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com. He was born October 27, 1926, in Wellsburg to John G. and Anna (Ross) Bakker. Meint served in the army during World War II as a paratrooper and was stationed in Japan. He married Gerry Hornung in 1950. Meint owned Bakker Oil for 37 years.  Meint served on many boards including the Bank Board at People's Savings Bank in Wellsburg for 20 years, the Timothy Christian School Board for eight years, and the consistory at First Christian Reformed Church for twelve years. He married Bonita (Petersen) Bakker on February 25, 1989, in Cedar Falls.  Meint enjoyed fishing, traveling, watching sports, spending time with his family, and visiting with people. He is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, Bonita Bakker; his children, Jan (Brian) Knutson, Jane Theodore, Wanda (Jess) Burkholder, Lee Petersen, Carrie (Andy) Roquet; 10 grandchildren including Jeffrey, Jason and Matthew Knutson, Elise and Kyra Theodore, Lydia Burkholder, Emily (Jovan) Creighton, Davis, Kendall and Mason Roquet.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 37 years, Gerry Bakker; his sister, Alice Kramer; and brothers, Evert, Garret, Gratus, and Mennie.

Marvin Everts

Marvin George Everts, age 86, of Parkersburg died February 7, 2014, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Grundy Center. Funeral services were February 11 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, with Rev. Dr. David Hagstrom officiating. Organist was Janet Mennen and she accompanied the congregation as they sang “Just As I Am” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Special music was provided by Matthew Everts. Burial was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg with Nicholas Everts, Nathanial Everts, Matthew Everts, Kyle Poppens, Ben Hodgden, Glenn Everts and Jim Everts serving as Casketbearers. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.redman-schwartz.com. Marvin was born the son of George and Jennie (Syhlman) Everts on July 26, 1927, on the Everts family farm near Buck Grove, rural Parkersburg. He received his education from a country school near his home and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1946. On November 22, 1948, Marvin was united in marriage with Marcedes Jean Allan at St. James Lutheran Church in Allison. The couple made their home on the Everts family farm. Marvin farmed his entire life and also raised dairy cows, cattle and hogs. The couple moved to Parkersburg in 1989. Marvin never officially retired as a farmer, but continued to help Bob where ever was needed. Marvin was an active and faithful member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, where he had served as church council president, was a youth group leader and played on the church dart ball league. Through the years he always enjoyed playing cards with friends and family. He especially loved his family and spending time with them all. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jeanne Brown; a great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Everts; two brothers, William and Fred Everts; and a sister, Alice Church. Marvin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marcedes Everts of Parkersburg; two sons, Randall (Debbie) Everts of Corryton, TN, and Robert (Brenda) Everts of Parkersburg; two daughters, Lorri (David) Hodgden of Oxford and Linnea (Joe) Leto of Parkersburg; one son-in-law, David Brown of Leander, Texas; 10 grandchildren, James and Matthew Everts, Nathanial (Noelle) Everts, Nicholas (Nikki) Everts, Ben Hodgden, Joey and Shelby Leto, Elizabeth (Robert) Hicks, Monica (Daniel) Harper, and Sean Brown; eight great-grandchildren, Carter, Colton, Camryn, Adam, Becca, Sam, Makenzie, and Natalie; one sister, Esther (Rev. Charles) Stickley of Hurley, NY.

Grundy Center man charged in Ames

GRUNDY CENTER — A Grundy Center man has been arrested on a warrant from Ames and released to authorities there. According the a Sheriff’s Department news release, 45-year-old David Araiza of Grundy Center was arrested Friday by the Grundy Center Police Department. Warrant offenses included two counts each of Unlawful Interception of Communications and Invasion of Privacy – Nudity. According to a media report, Azaiza is alleged to have put up cameras in a business to record people changing clothes. Bond on the warrant was $40,000. Araiza was released to Story County authorities Friday evening. According to the media report, he remained in custody as of Sunday. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Feb. 18.

Grundy Family YMCA Notes Winter 2014 Session 2 Adult programs begin on March 10th. Changes to the YMCA program guide for this session include: Zumba will be offered Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Hip Hop Fitness will be offered Monday and Wednesday 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Kickboxing class will meet on Monday & Wednesday (not on Friday). Indoor Cycling will be offered Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Youth Notes The YMCA has made some changes to the Youth Programs for Session 2. Biking Club has been canceled due to the weather, and Running Club has been moved to Tuesdays (Previously held on Mondays) from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Bowling Club will continue for another session on Mondays from 3:45-4:45 p.m.. Other youth programs for Session 2 include Softball, Running Club, Flag Football, Active Kids, Karate, Tumbling, and Science Club. Session 2 starts on March 10, please contact the Y with any questions or for registration information!

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Volunteers invited to sing in community Ash Wednesday choir

GRUNDY CENTER — Rev. Sheryl Campbell is inviting all interested in singing together for a Christian interdenominational service of worship on Ash Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Campbell will direct and Pam Mooty will accompany for volunteers from Grundy Center and the surrounding area to share in a special musical number, “Return to God” by Marty Haugen. The combinedchurch worship service will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 8th Street in Grundy Center. If you are not already in a choir rehearsing this music, or you enjoy even more opportunities to sing, you are invited to the 7:00 p.m. everyWednesday rehearsals at First Presbyterian Church. On Feb. 19 and 26 we will warm up for a few minutes and then work together on “Return to God.” The combined choir will rehearse Wednesday March 5 at 6:10, and then the worship service will begin at 7 p.m. Several of the Grundy Center churches have developed a tradition of sharing worship on this first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday. Worshipers may (optional) receive ashes upon their forehead or hand as a sign of being a follower of Christ. If Middle and High School students would like to sing in the choir and cannot rehearse due to CHAOS or Friends First groups, an additional rehearsal will be planned-please contact Pastor Sheryl. For advance copies of the music, or any other questions, call or text Rev. Mike or Rev. Sheryl Campbell at 319-2407639 or 319-231-9161.

GCMH to host Cardiac Support Group March 3

GRUNDY CENTER – Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) will host the Grundy Area Cardiac Support Group on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the

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Grundy Women’s Connection plans ‘Love is in the Air’ luncheon

WELLSBURG — The Grundy Area Women’s Connection is having a Love is in the Air luncheon in Wellsburg on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at noon. The event will be held in the Wellsburg Community Building and we want all the ladies in the area to come and feel the love in the air. Luncheon is catered by Cooley Catering. A dear friend, Nancy Mitchell is coming from Grimes and will demonstrate the folding of some nifty napkins. Old-timers will remember Nancy’s art of folding napkins for every luncheon. Special Music will be provided by three sweet vocalists; Linda Kruger, Holland and Elaine Sents and LuRae Eberline of Wellsburg. A special speaker, Pam Wilson, is coming from Altoona to share insights into her life. One decision made in childhood gave her hope in her darkest hours as an adult. It may inspire you. Please call the telephone captain in your area and make reservations for you and your loving friends today: Lavonne 319-345-2344; Yvonne 319-824-6494; Pat 319-9883544; at Patsy 641-473-2928; Carol A. 319-989-2034; Marion 641-8605288; Jean 319-478-2502;or Denise 319-239--8507 or 319-346-2343.

Abels, FrenchHand to offer grief support group

GRUNDY CENTER — Touchstones, a grief support group will be offered by Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes in partnership with Cedar Valley Hospice beginning Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. at Cedar Valley Hospice, 310 E. G Ave., Grundy Center. To register or ask questions, contact Robyn at 319-830-4333.

Grundy Center kindergarten registration open

GRUNDY CENTER — Registration for kindergarten in the Grundy Center Community School District is now open for the 2014-15 school year. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before Sept. 15, 2014. If you have a child eligible to attend kindergarten and they do not attend the Grundy Center Preschool or Joyful Noise Daycare, please call the elementary office as soon as possible at 825-5461.

Salt Light to perform in New Hartford

Salt Light, a gospel singing group, will be presenting a concert Tuesday, Feb, 25 at 7 p.m. at the New Hartford Community Center. Salt Light consists of members Darla Erskine and Rich Nesbit. Russ Nesbit will also be sharing that evening. The free concert is open to the public. Refreshments will be served immediately following. Any questions or possible cancellations due to weather, call Ray Hemmer at 2774848.


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Memory Lane A look back through The Grundy Register Compiled by Lisa Kanagy

10 Years Ago This Week - 2004 •Daffodil Days fund raiser for The American Cancer Society will begin next week, Daffodils are a sign of Hope •The Iowa Chiropractic Society had its annual legislative day at the capital, pictured are Paul Eberline, Lureta Kahler, Ken Storjohann with Rep. Lance Horbach • Harlan and Imogene Kolthoff celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 19 •On February 5 Grundy Center received 4” of snow and it was said that it felt like more due to the winds that came along during the storm •All are encouraged to come and enjoy the third annual DNH Chocolate Sundae Concert on Feb. 15, the proceeds will benefit the music dept. to purchase pieces of sound equipment •The Center Theatre -’Along Came Polly’ and ‘50 First Dates’ •O.F. Hashbrowns-2 /32oz. for $3 25 Years Ago This Week - 1989 •Joel Crisman has signed a national letter to play football for the University of Southern California in Los Angeles •Lady Spartans oust Rebels in sectional meet opener- 85-73 •The Feb. 13 issue of Sports Illustrated features a 10-page spread on Dike’s 1988 girls’ state six-onsix basketball champions. Kevin Cook wrote the article and photos by George Tiedemann •Dawn meester signs her letter of intent to play volleyball with UNI •Pictured are winners of the Yield Contest-for corn it was Robert Meester and Clifford Bergman and for soybean-Donn Anderston and Melvin Nederhoff and the combination award was Brad Meints •Center Theatre - The Land Before Time •G.M. Wheaties Cereal - $1.99 for 18 oz. box 50 Years Ago This Week - 1964 •Winter weather has not been a problem this year to building contractors and work on the Grundy County REC addition is ahead of schedule •Pictured is 2 year old Mike Plaehn calmly sitting while barber Chuck Thoren cuts his hair •Claire Amburn, Mrs. Henry Stock, and Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heronimus are the winners of the Grundy Center Booster Day Jackpot •Mr. & Mrs. Hie Bleeker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 18 •Grundy Center Spartans stop Tama-Toledo with a 61-53 win •Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company announced Annual Appreciation Day for Sat., February 15th •Center Theater - ‘Palm Springs Weekend’ •Russell Stovers Valentine’s assorted chocolates - 1# for $1.60 75 Years Ago This Week - 1939 • The Lutheran Church in the Shiloh Township and all its contents was completely destroyed by fire resulting in an estimated $12,000 damages, the cause of the fire is still unknown •Erwin, Herbert, Paul & Elmer Herzog were all initiated into the Grundy Center Odd Fellowes Lodge a few weeks ago, they are the sons of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Herzog who live on a farm southwest of town, they are all over six feet tall •Mrs. J. W. Riekena, oldest person living in Wellsburg came from

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For the first time in four years last week I cared about luge. Not just because it’s fun to say luge, (say it one time, ‘Luge’), but because it is an OIympic sport. And the only time we, as Americans, care about most Olympic sports is during …. you know the answer to this one ... the Olympics. Now I have a confession to make. I actually spent some time last week planning out which Olympic events I wanted to watch … and which nights I should have the television tuned to them instead of my usual barrage of detective shows and reruns of “World’s Dumbest.” There are actually a few sports I really enjoy watching once every four years. The Winter Olympics were a fairly big deal in our household, far bigger By JOHN JENSEN than the Summer Games. Growing up in New England, Mom and Dad’s winters were all about sledding and skating and skiing. Mom tells stories about their huge sledding hill in Sterling, Mass. Dad was a defenseman on the local hockey team and, from what I understand, a pretty good skier in his day. That’s the main reason I was born in Vermont and not the Midwest (where I grew up) … Dad loved to ski. My first memory of the Olympics is a pretty good one, of the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid. I remember watching Team USA hockey against the Russians and how excited people got about the win … an event that still resonates today. People forget who the true star of that Olympics was ... a person who would almost certainly be a household if not for the Miracle on Ice. Before hockey took center stage, Eric Heiden was the star — winning all five men’s speed skating events, something that had never been done before and hasn’t been done since. He was Michael Phelps before Michael Phelps had so much as been born. Speed skating and swimming are somewhat comparable in that there are multiple distances that require multiple competition styles. The 500-meter event is a flat-out sprint while the 10,000-meter event is an absolute test of endurance. In between are 1,000-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter events that are a combination of thereof. To put it another way, imagine world 100-meter dash record holder Usain Bolt winning the 100 and 1,600 meters in the same Olympics. That’s the equivalent of what Heiden did. Besides watching sports where Americans excel (I have come to really

enjoy snowboarding and freestyle skiing), I like to watch sports that involve speed. My affinity for auto racing has led me to eagerly anticipate Olympic bobsledding — more so now that the Americans are competitive. And sports like ski jumping and curling are a treat to watch every four years. Americans tend to diss curling (in part, I think, because it’s so popular in Canada), but it’s actually fairly entertaining. Think shuffleboard on ice ... that’s curling. • • • I would like to take just a minute to write about this year’s Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. For the third time in the past four years I was fortunate enough to score one of the coveted awards. The photo I placed with is one that editors grapple with whether or not to print — one that involves a flow of emotion at the end of a tough loss. Do we really want to share somebody’s pain with others? Emotion is a big part of sports, and emotion isn’t always positive. Where there’s one team celebrating an incredible victory, there’s another that cannot believe they just saw their dream come to an end. I know I grappled with that when deciding whether or not to print this photo … and I still go back-and-forth as to whether I made the right decision. I try to take my personal emotion out of deciding whether or not to print a photo like this. It doesn’t matter that I’m happy a team won or sad that they lost. There’s a story to tell either way. If the photo helps tell the story, there’s a good chance it will be printed. Before I make that decision, however, I have to ask a couple of other questions. Does it invade privacy? Is it going to be too hard on the individual if I print it? Privacy-wise, if something happens on the field of play or in public view (bench areas), it’s fair game. Locker rooms are completely out of game, and the areas outside them (out of the general public view) are generally out of game. And I also think about the individual … about how they’re going to feel about being on the front page of the newspaper upset. That was the part that that I grappled back-and-forth with about this photo. I have to admit being pretty bummed to place second … it stings being that close to first and not winning, and I really have the attitude that second place is first loser. On the other hand, the person who finished ahead of me is a friend who I know does great work, and the photo she won with is very, very good. That softens my disappointment just a little. As I was preparing this column Monday, I also realized something about this photo that makes it special personally. I’m all but certain it was the last picture I printed from my old camera before it was destroyed in my car accident a year ago. I liked that camera … it’s a good memory. I would also like to congratulate my friend and colleague Rob Maharry for winning in the Best News Feature category. That’s a very competitive category, and any time you can win something in it is special. I don’t put a lot of emphasis on contest in preparing my weekly work, though I confess that I do think about it. If I write a story I think is pretty good or take a picture I really like I definitely try to remember it for contest time. During last year’s contest period I thought I had two award-winning pieces. One was the photo I won with while the other was a story I wrote last fall. I felt at the time like that story was the best I had ever written ... it wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty good. Apparently the judges felt there were at least three better in our class. I respect that.

High-speed internet is economic engine By SEN. STEVE SODDERS In an effort to help more Iowa employers and workers recover from the national recession, we must increase access to high-quality Internet services across the state. Iowa ranks 11th out of 12 Midwestern states in the TechNet State Broadband Index, which ranks states based on how many households use broadband, network speeds and the number of jobs that benefit from broadband technology. According to a survey from Connect Iowa, 71 percent of Iowa households have adopted broadband, but only 47 percent can access broadband at high speed (50 Mbps). Broadband is used even less by low-income families, rural households and senior citizens. Among Iowa businesses, about 23,000 are not using high-speed Internet services.

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Question: Which reforms is the Senate Judiciary Committee considering to the criminal justice system? Answer: A generation or so ago, homicides and other crimes of violence were linked to a rise in illegal drug trafficking. Policymakers across all levels of government zeroed on efforts to make the nation’s streets safer and public squares more secure for the citizenry. Local efforts focused on policing and enforcement. At the federal level, Congress passed laws requiring mandatory sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimum sentences, and increased funding for the federal prison system. Minimum sentencing laws help bring certainty to victims and stability in the criminal justice system. Keep in mind also that 97 percent of all federal prosecutions lead to plea bargains. Plea bargains spare court resources, benefit victims and lead to sentences that reflect the seriousness of the crime. Last year the U.S. Attorney General announced the Department of Justice would dial back federal prosecutions for certain mandatory minimum sentences involving nonviolent drug offenses. The announcement opens debate about whether the administration is faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress. Notwithstanding the underlying constitutional issues that call into question the Attorney General’s execution of the law, the announcement invites a serious discussion about the direction of the U.S. criminal justice system in the 21st century. The U.S. spends $80 billion a year on our prison system and still confronts issues with overcrowding and recidivism. It would be prudent to consider home confinement for chronically ill prisoners or those assessed as low risk to commit new crimes. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported violent crime rose from 22.6 to 26.1 per 1000 people in 2012. Property crime jumped ten percent. As policymakers weigh reforms to address overcrowding, reduce mandatory minimum sentences and lessen the burden on the taxpaying public, policymakers also must consider the risks to public safety and personal property. Taxpayers who pay for the criminal justice system and the innocent victims of violent crime and their families deserve nothing less. The scales of justice must reflect the rights and protections of the victim as well as those of the accused in a society governed by the rule of law. Question: Do you support changes to mandatory minimum sentences? Answer: As the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have served on the panel which has oversight authority and legislative jurisdiction of the nation’s federal judiciary and criminal justice system since I was first elected to the U.S. Senate. I’m open to adjusting some mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent, lower-level crimes, as long as others are raised where needed, notably for the prosecution and conviction of sexual assault cases. A balanced mix of sentencing reforms offers an opportunity to root out weaknesses in the system as we work to strengthen law and justice. Specifically, I advanced amendments in committee this year that would improve justice for victims of sexual violence. My amendments would establish a five-year mandatory minimum sentencing standard for crimes of aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a minor or ward; set a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for murders caused in the commission of certain sex offenses; and create a tenyear mandatory minimum sentence for a conviction of interstate domestic violence in which death occurs. As it stands today, accused sexual offenders facing prosecution don’t have an incentive to enter a plea agreement. Perversely, it stands in their interest to roll the dice, go to trial and hope for probation or a light sentence. There are 32 categories of federal offenses, and sexual abuse cases rank 30th in the percentage of those in which the defendant pleads guilty. When critics of the criminal justice system call for judicial discretion that’s subterfuge for leniency. Times have changed since I cast my first vote on the Senate Judiciary Committee. But the passage of time doesn’t change “We the People’s” proper expectation that justice be served in a nation founded upon justice for all.

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Center Theatre’s Reel-to-Reel

Beginning at the Center Theatre on Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. will be the action/comedy Ride Along, starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. This movie is rated PG-13 for language, running approximately 100 minutes in length. At 7:30 will be the romantic comedy That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller. This movie is rated R for strong language and sexual content, running approximately 95 minutes in length. There will be no weekend matinees this weekend. In the new comedy Ride Along, a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend’s brother – a hot-tempered cop – to patrol the streets of Atlanta and gets entangled in the officer’s latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life. For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated APD detective James (Ice Cube) that he’s more than just a video-game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister, Angela (Tika Sumpter). When Ben finally gets accepted into the academy, he thinks he’s earned the seasoned policeman’s respect and asks for his blessing to marry Angela. Knowing that a ride along will demonstrate if Ben has what it takes to take care of his sister, James invites him on a shift designed to scare the trainee. But when the wild night leads them to the most notorious criminal in the city, James will find that his new partner’s rapid-fire mouth is just as dangerous as the bullets speeding at it. Ride Along is a new action/comedy from Universal Studios, currently the No. 3 movie in the nation! That Awkward Moment, an adult R-rated comedy starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller, follows three best friends who find themselves at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide “so where is this going?” The friends have seemingly sworn off all serious relationships as to not interfere with their shallow, pleasure-seeking lives. But after all their “fun”, they might be coming to the realization that maybe, just maybe, honest commitment in a real relationship is preferable to the self-seeking lifestyle that they've so enthusiastically embraced. For the most up-to-date movie information, please check out our new website at www.grundycentertheatre.com. If you are interested in gift certificates to the Center Theatre, they may be purchased at GNB bank locations during the day or at the Center Theatre during evening business hours.

Help with Health Insurance exchange available at GCMH

GRUNDY CENTER - Grundy County Memorial Hospital has Certified Application Counselors available to assist members of the public with enrollment in the new health insurance program, which is offered under the government’s Affordable Care Act. People who are interested in learning how the new Health Insurance Marketplace applies to them may phone the hospital at (319) 8245081 or toll-free 888-824-5081 to schedule a time to visit. There is no cost for the service, which is available Monday through Friday by appointment. GCMH Social Worker Kristi Barnett, LSW, is one of the three hospital employees who have met the requirements to be Certified Application Counselors, and she encourages people to seek help with enrollment. “Looking for health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace can be an overwhelming process for many people," she said. "Through our training, we can help individuals each step of the way.” With a March 31, 2014 deadline in place for individuals to have health insurance in place or risk penalties, Barnett encourages those who might benefit from the program to call for an appointment. “We will meet with you one-onone to answer questions about the Marketplace, help you learn whether you qualify for financial assistance, and explain available health insurance coverage options,” she said. “Navigating the enrollment process is not always easy without knowledge of health insurance language and benefits, and that’s one way we can help,” Barnett added. More information on the Affordable Care Act and the hospital’s Certified Application Counselors may be found at www.grundycountyhospital.org.

News from Ivester

Friendly Forum Friendly Forum Sunday School class party will meet at the church on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 pm. Please bring a valentine- old, new, special, to view. Please RSVP to Don & Velva Butler. Visual Arts Please claim your visual arts items. The storage room is being reorganized. If you have questions, please contact one of the worship committee. Lent Lenten meals, devotions, and project will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 5 at 5:45 pm and continue for 6 weeks. Please contact one of the deacons if you can help with the meals. Items needed are soup, crackers, bread, butter, milk, jam, and bars or cookies. There will be a sign up list passed around next Sunday. Invite a friend.

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Nederhoff earns multiple awards for sales and service excellence

GRUNDY CENTER — Agent Toni Nederhoff of Grundy Center recently earned multiple honors from American Family Insurance for outstanding sales production and customer service. Nederhoff received American Family’s prestigious AFLIC and Peak Harvest awards. Each honor recognizes Nederhoff ability to achieve specific sales and customer satisfaction goals established by the company. The AFLIC award, life insurance and the Peak Harvest, farm/ranch insurance. Nederhoff has been an agent for American Family since July 1998. Her office is located at 803 G. Ave., Grundy Center, IA 50638.

State Fair Award to Recognize Iowa's Farm Families

The Iowa State Fair, Tractor Supply Co. and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for six farm families to recognize with the Way We Live Award at the 2014 Fair, August 7-17. These families must exemplify farm values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming. To enter, submit an entry form along with a 500-1500 word essay describing how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped the family's life. All entries must include a family picture that illustrates the family's commitment to their farming operation. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: http:// www.iowastatefair.org/competition/ the-way-we-live-award/. All entries must be postmarked or e-mailed to ebrewer@iowastatefair.org by May 1. Nominated families should show dedication to animal agriculture in their daily lives and in the lives of their family members. Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, parking, Fair food tickets and recognition during the Fair in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Eligible families must be residents of Iowa whose farming operation is centered on animal agriculture and may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Send entries to: The Way We Live Award, Iowa State Fair, PO Box 57130, Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003 or e-mail all materials to ebrewer@iowastatefair.org For questions about the award, contact Emily Brewer at 515.262.3111 x244 or ebrewer@iowastatefair.org.

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Friday, February 14 — Beef Tips with Gravy, Pasta, Green Beans Amandine, Dinner Roll/Margarine, Strawberry Shortcak Monday, February 17 — Meatloaf with Onion Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Fiesta Vegetables, Wheat Bread/Margarine, Strawberry Applesauce Tuesday, February 18 — Cranberry Dijon Chicken, Sweet Potato, Whole Kernel Corn, Multi Grain Bread/Margarine, Mandarin Oranges and Pineapple Wednesday, February 19 — Italian Style Pork, Rice Florentine, Brussels Sprouts with Cheese Sauce, Wheat Bread/Margarine, Chocolate Pudding Thursday, February 20 — Pepper Beef Patty with Brown Gravy, Red Potatoes, Cabbage, Wheat Bread/ Margarine, Fresh Fruit Each meal includes milk. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. For more information, to reserve a place or order a meal, call the Grundy Center Senior Center at (319) 824-3843.

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Kyle & Kelly Kruse are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on February 18th. Love, Britni and Trevor

Celebrating 95 years

Dorothea Appel of Grundy Center will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Sunday, February 23rd. Her family will be celebrating with her for that special day. Birthday blessings may be sent to her at Dorothea Appel, GCMH, Long Term Care, 201 E. J Ave., Grundy Center, IA 50638.

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Is it the flu or a food borne illness? How does food become unsafe and how to we protect children we care for from food borne illnesses? Grundy County Extension & Outreach is offering a daycare provider training entitled Don’t Give Kids a Tummy Ache to be held at the Wellsburg Memorial Building in Wellsburg, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Daycare providers will earn 2 clock hours credit for child care license renewal. Class is open to anyone interested in learning about food borne illnesses and especially children’s welfare. Pre-registration is required. Class objectives are to classify individuals at high or normal risk for food borne illnesses, differentiate nonhazardous and potentially hazardous foods, and identify the food handling errors that cause food to become safe and to compare current food preparation practices in childcare organizations to the four basic sanitary practices. Flyers with more information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting the Grundy County Extension office at 319-824-6979, visiting us at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center, by e-mailing Shari at sellbakk@iastate.edu. Pre-registration is required.

Mississippi College announces academic scholars

CLINTON, Miss. — The Office of Academic Affairs for Mississippi College has released its list of academic scholars for the 2013 fall semester. PRESIDENT’S LIST: To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate credit with all academic courses impacting their grade point average.

A Note About Weddings

Weddings are times of cele­ bration for family and friends. The Grundy Register wants to share this special event with our readers, but we need your help. Wedding information and a photograph should be submitted for publication within eight weeks of the ceremony. We can use a color proof photograph, as it will not be damaged in any way. News submitted later than eight weeks will be reduced to a photo and cutline format.

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"A HIDDEN TREASURE"

TC students take part in Mathcounts

Twelve students from Timothy Christian school competed in the Mathcounts competition held at Hawkeye Community College on Feb. 1. Mathcounts is a national competition for sixth to eighth graders. Timothy sent a team of four students, four individuals and four alternates. Team membes were Ivy Nolte (8th), Haley Teske (8th), Andy Cox (7th), Jaiden Shahan (6th). The individuals were Haley Bakker (8th), Andrew Sutton (8th), Sam Nolte (6th), Aaron Zinnecker (6th). The alternates were Matthew Zinnecker (8th), Caitlin Bader (7th), Gwendolyn Thorne (6th), Michael Pruisner (6th).

Timothy Christian Tigers win tournament Prairie Chickens II Timothy Christian School held its annual basketball tournament on Friday, Feb. 7. The TC Tigers defeated Last week’s news column on rie chicken fitted with a GPS track- St. Pauls’-Latimer, Kanawha Christian and Hollandale to capture the tournament crown. Pictured are front Conservation ing collar and released at Kellerton row left to right: Caitlin Bader, Andrew Sutton, Andy Cox, Matthew Zinnecker. Back row left to right: Coach Prairie Chickens ended with “The slide was in full swing, however, surprised and puzzled biologists by Todd Pruisner, Madi Cooper, Ivy Nolte, Haley Bakker, Haley Teske, and Coach Allison Steinmeyer. and the last documented nesting was traveling 1,165 miles in big circles Comments recorded in Appanoose County in in southern Iowa and northern Mis-

1952.” I discussed the historical significance of prairie chickens. This week I will focus on the reintroduction efforts by the Iowa Conservation Commission and the present Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. So, from the last known nesting in 1952 to the first reintroduction efforts in the 1980s, there wee no known nestings in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reintroduced prairie chickens to Iowa twice in the 1980s - in the Loess Hills in Monona County and the Ringgold Wildlife Area in Ringgold County. While the Loess Hills attempt did not succeed, the Iowa DNR was able to establish a wild-nesting population from the birds released in Ringgold. The focus since that time has been in Ringgold County. In 1999, the Kellerton Grasslands Bird Conservation Area (BCA) was created using the Ringgold Wildlife Area and other surrounding land. Many species of birds and other wildlife benefit from the grassland establishment efforts in this area. Through these efforts, the prairie chicken is once again nesting in small numbers in Iowa. The breeding activity is quite a process to behold. At dawn on a cool spring morning, the male steps out into the open prairie. Fanning out his tail feathers and raising the two sets of feather tufts on his head, he starts calling for a mate. The call of the prairiechicken is no ordinary bird song; the male inflates brightly-colored air

By KEVIN WILLIAMS Grundy County Conservation Director sacs on the side of his throat to make a deep “booming” sound while rapidly stomping his feet on the ground (“dancing”). Males gather on booming grounds (also called “leks”) to show off their booming and dancing skills, and hopefully catch the eye of a watching female. Prairie chickens are being trapped by the IDNR in Nebraska and transported to the Kellerton Area through a cooperative arrangement with the Nebraska Fish & Game Commission. These birds are fitted with radio transmitters so that the information gathered can aid in future efforts. I really had to relate the story of one rather special female: On April 4, 2013, a female prai-

souri. The hen labeled Bird No. 112. Since then, she has avoided fatal dangers such as predators, vehicles, fences and utility lines in a ceaseless journey that has slowed but not stopped. Bird No. 112’s travels include: a northerly jaunt in Iowa after her release; a southerly loop into Missouri and then north back into Iowa; a visit to St. Joseph on Missouri’s western boundary; a swing east past Kirksville in the state’s north central region; a move back to Iowa and then flights past the bridges of Madison County southwest of Des Moines; a second trip to St. Joseph; a second visit to the Trenton, Mo., area; then a slow march back through northwest Missouri into Iowa where on July 29 she was feeding and nesting a couple of counties north of the state line near Kent, Iowa. To give you a comparison of Bird No.112 travels, jet flight from Des Moines to Las Vegas would log 1,217 miles! Biologists are not sure if some prairie chickens have always moved these distances, which would boost genetic diversity. Or, hen No. 112 may be looking for other prairie chickens and a landscape more resembling arid western Nebraska. Today, most of the Greater Prairie-Chickens are found in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, with small populations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.

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News from the Wellsburg Library

By KAREN MENNENGA February WOW was cancelled due to bad weather and will be held on February 12 at 1:00 p.m. This month’s program will feature Carol Menken as our speaker. In addition to speaking with our group she will be teaching us a make and take craft! Blind Date with a Book has begun!!! Stop at the library and pick

up your date in the month of February. If you don’t like a book return it to the library, its feelings won’t be hurt! For each “date” you take home, you are entered into a drawing for prizes. Upcoming Events: Feb 13 – Quilting w/Dorothy 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. (Owl project) Feb 13 – Book Club @ 6:30 p.m.

Feb 14 – Crochet & Knitting @ 1:00 p.m. Feb 18 – Story time @ 10:00 a.m. Feb 20 – Pepper @ 1:00 p.m. New DVD’s: Planes, Prisoners, Still the Drums, The Lone Ranger, Last Vegas, The Butler, Captain Phillips, Smurfs 2, Despicable Me 2, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Seed Treatment course set for Feb. 26 Grundy County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, Feb. 26. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program (PME). The local attendance site is the

Grundy County Extension Office. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the course runs from 9 to 11 am. The registration fee is $35 on or before February 19 and $45 after February 19. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Ashley Kitzman at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in

Grundy County by phoning 319824-6979. The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 4 and 10. Topics to be covered include effects of pesticides on groundwater and other nontarget sites; pesticide stewardship; and pest, pest management, and pesticides. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) also will be offered this year. Interested participants should bring their CCA number to the program. Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PME program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate. edu/PME/.


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Black Hills Energy warns customers of phone scam Black Hills Energy has received a scam report involving unknown parties who may be targeting its customers and demanding money. Fraudulent callers contact customers to indicate that a payment must be made within a short amount of time (e.g., 30 minutes) before a technician will arrive to disconnect service if they do not pay. Some are even using spoofing technology where customers’ caller ID displays the utility, further enhancing the deception. Reports have also suggested the scammers are primarily targeting small, commercial establishments, as well as populations that may not fully understand English and/or traditional billing and marketing practices. If Black Hills Energy customers have concerns about anyone claiming to represent the company, an

immediate call to local law enforcement is always a good option. Additionally, customers can call the utility’s toll-free, 24-hour emergency line at 800-694-8989. Black Hills Energy can confirm the legitimacy of the claim and can also confirm billing information, including the amount due and payment history, and whether an employee was dispatched to your location. In addition, Black Hills Energy employees are required to carry a company-issued photo ID at all times and will gladly wait for customers to contact customer service associates to verify their identity. In any instance, the number to call for verification can be found on monthly bills or the company’s website. Additional tips to avoid falling prey to scammers include: • Don’t give in to a high-pressure

call seeking personal information. If someone calls claiming to represent your local utility and they demand immediate payment or personal information, hang up and call the customer service number on your utility bill. • Do not provide your Social Security number, credit card numbers or bank account information to anyone during an unsolicited phone call or an unannounced visit. • Never allow anyone representing a utility into your home unless you have scheduled an appointment or are aware of a confirmed problem. Any time a utility employee arrives at your door, require the employee to produce proper identification, and do not hesitate to confirm the visit with the utility company via a phone call before permitting access to your property.

Northeast Iowa 4-H Judges training set for March 15 From communications to agriculture and natural resources, Northeast Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, March 15 at the Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, in selected project fields preparing for the 2014 county and state fair contests. New judges are needed in the counties that represent Northeast Iowa. The specialized judges training prepares the adult evaluators in subject matter, rules and standards for the upcoming 4-H fair season.

“We especially welcome those who are new to 4-H judging. We need more adults who can support youth in this way,” said Katie Peterson, ISU Extension and Outreach Youth Program Specialist. Current judges, 4-H club leaders, ISU Extension and Outreach staff and others interested in working with youth and fairs are also encouraged to attend. The cost of the training is $50 with a pre-registration required to secure adequate materials and a lunch reservation. The training will run from 9 am

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to 1:30 pm. The contest training topics are to include: Foods & Nutrition, Photography, Communications, Visual Arts, and Ag & Natural Resources. If you like to help youth learn and be a part of helping young people evaluate their 4-H exhibit, plan to attend the training for 4-H judges by contacting Grundy County Extension Office to obtain a registration form. Grundy Extension is located at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center or contact us by phone at 319-824-6979.

American Lutheran Church Luther Thoresen Pastor 319-824-3557 8:45 a.m. Worship Service www.alcgc.org Bethany Presbyterian Church Tom & Jean Bower, Pastors 319-824-5471 10:00 a.m. Worship Service First Baptist Church 319-824-3324 www.firstbaptistgrundycenter.com 9:15 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service First Presbyterian Church Rev. Mike Campbell, Pastor Rev. Sheryl Campbell, Parish Associate 319-824-3152 9:00 a.m. Worship-Kids of The Kingdom 10:30 a.m. Adult Study in Chapel • Teens lead worship 3rd Sundays United Methodist Church Phil Dicks, Pastor 319-825-5408 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Adult Study at AP 10:15 a.m. Pastor led Bible Study in FH Orchard Hill Church (Center Theatre) 319-824-3039 9:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service Orchard Hill - Lincoln Center Jesse Henkle, Host Pastor 319-824-6178 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School

Holland Colfax Center Presbyterian Robbie Grames, Pastor 319-824-5231 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Rev. Rick Vollema 319-346-1090 9 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Discussion Group

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Faith Presbyterian Church 641-847-3188 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School First Christian Reformed Thomas Vos, Pastor 641-869-3305 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Dot Geersema, Pastor 641-869-3637 8:45 a.m. Morning Worship Reformed Church 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study St. John Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship 9:45 Sunday School & Bible Class St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran 641-869-3992 8:15 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service St. Peter’s Country Church Rev. Michael McLane, Pastor 563-581-2866 8 a.m. Morning Worship United Reformed Church Matthew Nuiver, Pastor 641-869-3633 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 Sunday School 7 p.m. Evening Worship Steamboat Rock Baptist Church Harrison Lippert, Pastor Bryce Roskens, Associate Pastor 8:45 a.m. Traditional Service 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Contemporary Service

dike United Methodist Church Dan Ridnouer, Pastor 319-989-2535 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Worship Service Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Mark Decker, Pastor 319-988-3967 9 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Fredsville Lutheran Church Rev. Lisa Dietrich, Pastor 319-989-2065 8:15 a.m. Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School

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Valentine's Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are a few secrets from me to you!. Shopping for that special Valentines's Day gift? Flowers are number one, purchased by 32 % of shoppers, then comes the candy, chocolate of course at 26% , jewelry at 13%, lingerie at 9% and gift baskets at 6%. It has also been determined that men will spend more than women on this February 14. Then listen to this tid bit. If you can hold off that gift buying until two days after February 14, you will find huge savings on all the red flowers, chocolate treats and fine jewelry. No pouting ladies, the gift is coming. For you real romantics, I bet your wedding day will be February 14. Ok Happy Anniversary to all who have made Valentine's Day their special day. Those brides must have decided Diamonds are a girls best friend. What is your favorite Valentines Day wish and what will be your purchase? I will get a spring Tulip plant, Rosebud loved them. I will buy carnations for Charles and Gloria and if I don't eat all the chocolate I will have some to share with friends and relatives. Happy February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day.

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The library is pleased to host author Sandra Noble on Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m. A Grundy Center resident, Ms. Noble will discuss her book, "The Fat Woman Mystery." Copies of her book are available for pre-reading and will be available for purchase at the event which will be held in the Kruger Meeting Room. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 13: Maureen Stockdale Friday, February 14: Lyle Refshauge Saturday, February 15: Connie Hogelucht Sunday, February 16: Amy Jensen,John Schreck Monday, February 17: Larry Depping, Ad Murphy, Kris Christensen Tuesday, February 18: Travis Harbaugh Wednesday, February 19: Karen Dodd, Jamie Michaelsen Dorothy, Olivia Heerkes

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Liberty Baptist Church (GARBC) Dennis Sanders, Pastor 319-989-2141 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 6 p.m. Evening Praise Service

beaman United Methodist Church 641-366-2142 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship

Conrad Alice Church of God James Snare, Pastor 641-623-5641 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service First Presbyterian Church Kerry Carson, Pastor 641-366-2342 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Fellowship United Methodist Church Jennifer Daniel, Pastor 641-366-2325 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship

area CHurCHes Holy Family Catholic Parish Rev. David Kucera 319-345-2006 Mass: 5:30 p.m., Sat. - Parkersburg 9:30 a.m., Sunday - Reinbeck Salem Church of Lincoln Rev. Barb Muhs, Pastor 641-473-2450 9:25 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Bethel Reformed Church 319-347-6219 9 a.m. Worship Service 10 a.m. Sunday School Ivester Church of the Brethren Co-Pastors Parker & Katie Thompson 641-858-3879 9:30 a.m. Christian Education 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Noon potluck Reformed Church of Stout Stephen and Olga Shaffer, Pastors 319-346-1487 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time 10:45 Sunday School

For the Love oF God The expression “for the love of God” is often uttered as a mild curse, an expression of exasperation when we might feel like screaming something worse. It’s certainly better to say “for the love of God” than to utter something worse, but it still probably falls into the category of using God’s name in vain when we don’t mean it literally. And that is a shame because it’s really a very beautiful expression, if we think about it and what it literally means. We should do everything for the love of God. If that is our motive then there is nothing to fear. If you are afflicted by doubts about your salvation, it might help to ask yourself simply whether you are acting for the love of God. If you are truly acting for the love of God it won’t matter so much whether you are saved or damned, though you surely won’t be damned if that is truly your motive. We should do all for the love of God. Joy will surely follow. – Christopher Simon

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Matthew 22: 37-38 ******************************************************************************************

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Grundy County Magistrate Court Ignacio Cruz, Marshalltown, Driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked, $397.50; Brandi Renee Baysden, Des Moines, Driving while license denied, suspended, canceled or revoked, $397.50; Brandi Renee Baysden, Des Moines, Speeding over 55 zone (610 over), $114; Brian McFarland Roper, New Hartford, Careless driving, $107.25; Zakery Mickenzie AdamsThraenert, Cedar Falls, Speeding over 55 zone (more than 20 over), $228.75; Nathan S. Ganfield, Glendale, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (11-15 over), $229.50; Duane Edward Miller, West Des Moines, Speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over), $114;

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Luis Yamil Diaz Rivera, Richmond, Va., No valid driver’s license, $330; Colin Mahoney, Cedar Rapids, Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Derrick Don Thran, Grundy Center, Failure to obey stop or yield sign, $200; Derrick Don Thran, Grundy Center, Violation of conditions of restricted license, $132.50; Ashley Ann Eickelberg, Holland, Failure to obey stop or yield sign, $200; Shannon J. Hoeppner, Kohler, Wis., Speeding over 55 zone (6-10 over), $114; Jan S. Ellingson, Dike, Violation of snow restrictions, $18; Jacob Robert Kvinlaug, Marshalltown, Operation without registration, $127.50.

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Ignacio Cruz, 17, Marshalltown, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. $100 fine, $35 court surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $60 court costs. Justin Young Rudolph, 22, Grundy Center, Fifth degree theft. $100 fine, $35 court surcharge, $125 Law Enforcement Initiative surcharge, $60 court costs. Dissolutions Jodi L. Fogt, Waterloo (petitioner), Benjamin M. Fogt, Reinbeck (respondent). Married Sept. 16, 2006. Wilhelm G. Goecken III, Waterloo (petitioner), Dana Ann Eder, Grundy Center (respondent). Married April 20, 2007 in Charles City.

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By SUE ECKHOFF Grundy County Heritage Museum Calvin Graham was the youngest U.S. Serviceman during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1942 at the age of 12! He had an active role in the battle of Guadalcanal, serving on board the U.S.S. South Dakota. During the battle he helped in fire control efforts aboard the ship, but suffered fragmentation wounds in the process, something that earned him the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. His mother later revealed his age, and he spent three months in the brig. He was released only when his sister threatened to tell the newspapers. He was released, and dishonorably discharged for lying about his age. His medals were taken from him. Graham later joined the U.S. Marines at age 17, but his service ended about three years later when he fell from a pier and broke his back. Although serving in the Marines qualified him as a veteran, he would spend the rest of his life fighting for medical benefits and a clean record. In 1978 he was finally awarded an honorable discharge and after writing to Congress and with the approval of President Jimmy Carter, all medals but his Purple Heart were reinstated. In 1988 his story7 came to the public’s attention when it was told in the TV movie “Too Young the Hero”, his part played by Rick Schroeder. He received disability and back pay in 1988, after President Reagan signed legislation that granted him full disability benefits, increased his back pay to $4917, and allowed him $18,000 for past medical bills. By this time some of the doctors who treated him had died and many medical bills were lost. He received only $2,100 of the possible $18,000. While money for the rights of his story for the movie amounted to $50,000, 50% went to two agents, 20% went to a writer of a book about Gram, and he and his wife only received $15,000 before taxes. Graham died in 1992 from heart failure. His purple heart was finally reinstated and presented to his widow 2 years later. Graham’s military honors include the Bronze Star; the Purple Heart; National Defense Service Medal; Asian Pacific Campaign Medal, and WW II Victory Medal.

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ORDINANCE NO. 511 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA, AS TO RECLASSICATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY. Be It Ordained By the Council of the City of Grundy Center, Iowa: SECTION 1. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Section 165.03 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Grundy Center, Iowa, as to the reclassification of certain properties on the zoning map. SECTION 2. AMENDMENT. The zoning map of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Grundy Center, Iowa, is hereby amended so as to reclassify the following described real estate situated in Grundy County, Iowa, to-wit: Lot 17 EXCEPT the East 12 Feet of the North 90 Feet thereof, of the County Auditor’s Plat of a Subdivision of the W1/2 W1/2 SW1/4 of Section 7, Township 87 North, Range 16, West of the 5th P.M., and a part of the E1/2 E1/2 E1/2 NE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 12, Township 87 North, Range 17, West of the 5th P.M. in the Town (now City) of Grundy Center, Iowa from a present classification of “R-1, Single and Two Family Residential District” to “C-2, Highway Commercial District”. SECTION 3. REPEALER. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances heretofore enacted by the City Council of the City of Grundy Center, Iowa, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby expressly repealed. SECTION 4. SEPARABILITY OF PROVISIONS. It is the intention of the City Council that each section, paragraph, sentence, clause and provision of this Ordinance is separable, and if any such provision is held unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the remainder of this Ordinance or any part thereof other than that affected by such decision. SECTION 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication as provided by law. Passed and approved by the Council on the 3rd day of February 2014. Mayor ATTEST: City Clerk


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A regular session of the Grundy Center City Council was called to order at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014, in the Council Chambers by Mayor Buhrow. Present: Stefl, Kiewiet, Hamann, Ammerman and Miller. Mayor Buhrow requested action on meeting agenda, Miller moved and Hamann seconded to accept the agenda as written. Motion carried five ayes. Stefl moved and Kiewiet seconded the approval of the consent agenda consisting of: approval of the minutes of the regular session held January 20, 2014; and approval of the bills paid list. Motion carried five ayes. Bills Paid in January 2014: City Employees, Health insurance reimbursements......................................................483.71 Advanced Systems, copier contract.......162.47 AFLAC, insurance premium...................123.30 Agsource Laboratories, wastewater charges.... ...............................................................786.25 AKleen, floor mats....................................41.50 Alliant Energy, utilities.............................331.45 American Test Center, annual safety inspection ...............................................................405.00 Aswegan, Amanda.dumpster refund..........6.25 AXA/Equitable Financial, deferred comp (2)..... .................................................................70.00 Black Hills Energy, gas utilities............4,944.33 BMC Aggregatesm road stone, sand/salt.......... 3,390.76 Boundtree Medical, meds.......................629.87 454.42......................................................65.10 Casey’s General Store, fuel.................1,961.29 Central Iowa Water Assn, water........21,786.00 Clifton Larson Allen, annual financial report...... ...............................................................900.00 Code 4 Public Safety Emblems, supplies.......... ...............................................................585.00 Dearborn National, insurance...................95.00 Ecolab, pest control..................................63.00 EMS Billing Services Inc, billing services.......... ...............................................................180.48 Family Foods, supplies.............................68.78 Far Reach, web hosting.........................150.00 Fox Engineering, service contract.......6,658.30 Frontier Towing, tow...............................267.50 Gehrke Quarries, Inc, rock.....................377.91 Grundy Center Utilities, insurance dividend...... ............................................................2,105.80 Grundy County Highway Department, repairs... ...............................................................887.07 Haefner, Drew, dumpster refund................6.25 Heartland Co-op (3), fuel.....................3,465.09 Heiman Fire Equipment, vehicle supplies......... ............................................................1,465.90 Iowa Child Support Recovery, child support withholdings..............................................21.59 Iowa Firefighters Association, annual dues....... ...............................................................786.00 Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, training.20.00 Iowa Rural Water Association, conference fees ...............................................................295.00 Iowa Valley Continuing Education, training....... ...............................................................910.00 INRCOG, comp plan...........................3,220.00 Iowa One Call, faxes................................18.00 Iowa Park & Recreation Association, aquatic workshop................................................135.00 IUPAT, union dues..................................210.20 John Deere Financial, parts.....................60.21 Karr, LLC, supplies...................................84.90 ...............................................................185.38 Keystone Laboratories, Inc,lab testing.....33.00 ...............................................................143.00 Lon’s Plumbing & Heating, service call....96.53 Manly Drug Store, medications................57.11 MasterCard (2) training, supplies...........281.25 McMartin Tire, parts................................150.00 Mid-American Publishing Corp, publishing fees ...............................................................286.13 MSC-Dollar General, supplies....................7.50 .................................................................93.30 NAPA Auto Parts, parts...........................337.08 Northland Products Company, oil...........157.95 Operation Threshold, donation...............625.00 Phelps Implement, Inc, parts..................198.01 Physician Claims Company, billing services...... ............................................................2,950.31 Powerplan, parts........................................8.45 Precision Lawncarem services............2,247.91 RACOM Corporation, radios, service..4,632.44 Ray’s Hydraulic Road Services, LLC, service... ...............................................................647.40 RC Systems, supplies.........................1,467.06 .................................................................40.69 REC Grundy County, electric utilities......140.83 Sandry Fire Supply, LLC, uniforms......6,246.81 Scotty’s Sanitation, services..............13,694.67 T & T Computers, services.....................258.00 Tom’s Car Care (2), oil change, service ..92.00 TrueValue, parts.......................................10.00 Unity Point Clinic, dues............................50.00 US Cellular, cell phones...........................90.37 Wellmark BC/BS, insurance..............21,024.78 Westrum Leak Detection, leak detection.537.50 Wilson Restaurant Supply Inc, service call....... 149.80 ...................................................................6.25 Windstream, telephone............................14.60 Xpressions, ambulance supplies.........5,710.70 Ziegler, parts...........................................670.47 State of Iowa-Treasurer, income tax withholdings......................................................2,117.00 Treasurer-State of Iowa,sales tax........2,988.00 EFTPS (2), payroll taxes13,547.78................... Bangasser, Dan, cell phone.....................39.95 Benefit Resources of Iowa, services......416.67 Boren, Kim, janitorial services................400.00 Grundy Center Communications, telephone..... ...............................................................313.31 Grundy Center Municipal Utilities, electric ........ .............................................................7288.73 Precision Lawn Care, parks contract...1,222.91 Tender Lawn Care, sports complex ....1,666.67 Mayor Buhrow opened the public forum at 6:32 p.m. Steven Hinderhoffer was present with questions regarding the appointment process to fill the city council seat, the BIG program, and also past on thank you to the council for all their hard work and time. Miller moved and Hamann seconded action to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Sue Beenken to the Board of Adjustments for a five year terms ending December 31, 2018. Motion carried five ayes. Miller moved and Stefl seconded action to approve Resolution 2014-02, authorizing Mayor Buhrow to enter into an agreement with Fox Engineering Services to complete a study associated with completing a disinfection facility plan that will assist the City to meet Ecoli requirements within our final NPDSES permit. Motion carried with five ayes. Hamann moved and Stefl seconded action be taken on Ordinance 511 amending Section 165.03 of the Zoning Ordinance to reclassify 316 G Avenue, Grundy Center on the zoning map from an R-1, single and two family residential property to a C-2, highway commercial district property. Motion by Miller and second by Hamann to suspend the rules and move from the 1st to the 3rd reading of the amendment. Carried with five ayes. Miller moved and Hamann seconded then to adopt Ordinance 511 amending Section 165.03 of the Zoning Ordinance. Motions all carried with five ayes. The Council next heard from various departments about their needs for additional funding in the upcoming fiscal year. Presentations were made by Dan Bangasser, Public Works departments; Chief Brock Gilbert, Police Department; and Kristy Sawyer, administrative departments and Community Center. The City Clerk informed Council on the upcoming Strategic Comprehensive Plan update meeting on February 20, 2014 to review the rough draft. The safety committee made no comment. The Public Works Director updated the Council of water main repair completed at 11th Street & G Avenue and on Hyde Avenue. Daily water usage was down for a couple days but is increasing. At 7:20 p.m. Stefl moved and Hamann seconded adjournment of the meeting. Motion carried five ayes. Brian Buhrow, Mayor Attest: Kristy Sawyer, City Clerk

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS The Grundy County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on February 3, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. Chairperson Riekena called the meeting to order with the following members present: Schildroth, Smith, and Ross. Absent: Bakker. Motion was made by Ross and seconded by Smith to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Carried unanimously. Motion was made by Schildroth and seconded by Smith to approve Utility Permit Application No. 02-03-14 to Cedar Falls Municipal Utilities of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on rebuilding existing lines in Fairfield Township in accordance with map and to authorize the chairperson to sign said application. Carried unanimously. Steve Cox, Assistant County Engineer, reviewed department matters with the Board. Brian Kellar, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Lisa Zinkula, Chief Financial Officer, Grundy County Memorial Hospital, reviewed the new services added to the hospital in 2013, the Community Health Needs Assessment, the 5-year capital plan, the new strategic plan, the revenue and volume growth, the economic impact, the awards and recognitions, as well as the FY2015 grant request for the hospital. Harvin Meyer, Jim Kadner, Glen Draper, and Fred Abels reviewed the FY2015 grant request of the Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District. Wendy L. Monaghan, RN, BSN, Grundy County Public Health Manager, reviewed the Grundy County Wellness Fair participation numbers, the Grundy County Public Health Quarterly Report for October 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, the Grundy County Public Health Annual Evaluation of Programs for 2013, as well as the FY2015 grant requests for public health and substance abuse prevention activities. Charles E. Kruse, County Recorder, addressed the supervisors regarding his retirement request. Motion was made by Schildroth and seconded by Ross to accept and order filed the FY2013 Beaver Township Annual Report. Carried unanimously. Motion was made by Ross and seconded by Smith to authorize the chairperson to sign letters disallowing claims for Business Property Tax Credit. Carried unanimously. Following a general discussion regarding the fiscal year 2015 budget, motion was made by Schildroth and seconded by Ross to adjourn. Carried unanimously. Harlyn Riekena, Chairperson Rhonda R. Deters, County Auditor

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR GRUNDY COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA Docket No. (Sale No.): 14-0045(1) Court No. EACV059088 Special Execution PLAINTIFF: BANK OF AMERICAN, N.A. VS. DEFENDANTS: ADELIA L. MENUEYBLOMGREN- IN REM; ESTATE OF AUSTIN BLOGREN-IN REM; DWIGHT BLOMGREN-IN REM; DAVID BLOMGREN-IN REM; IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE-IN REM; ALL UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS, AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE SITUATED IN GRUNDY COUNTY, IOWA, TO WIT:- IN REM; LOT 2 EXCEPT THE EAST 27 FEET THEREOF; AND LOT 3 EXCEPT THE WEST 30 FEET THEREOF, ALL IN BLOCK 1 OF CLIFT’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN (NOW CITY) OF GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA-IN REM; ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND ALL PERSONS KNOWN OR UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST AND ALL OF THEIR HEIRS, SPOUSES, ASSIGNS, GRANTEES,LEGATEES, DEVISEES AND ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS - IN REM 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 Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: Lot 2 except the East 27 feet thereof; and Lot 3 except the West 30 feet thereof, all in Block 1 of Clift’s Addition to the town (now City) of Grundy Center, Iowa. Street Address: 106 G Avenue, Grundy Center, IA 50638. The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale is May 27, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, 705 8th St., Grundy Center, Iowa 50638 Phone (319) 8246933 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 applicable. Judgment Amt - $65,174.57; Costs - $285.00; Accruing Costs - Plus; Interest - 5% of $65,174.57 from August 14, 2013 = $2,553.41. Attorney is Brian G. Sayer (319) 234-2530. Date: February 5, 2014 Sheriff: Rick D. Penning Deputy: By Deputy Zach Tripp

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HOLLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING February 3, 2014 The Holland City Council then in regular session at the Holland Community Center on Monday, February 3, 2014. Mayor Borchardt called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Council members present were Schoolman, Blythe:, Hansen, Cox, Beck Absent None Hansen made a motion to approve the minutes, 2nd by Schoolman, all ayes, motion carried. Mike Wildung was not present for the water / sewer report. The FY2015 Budget was again discussed. After discussion Beck made a motion to approve, Schoolman 2nd, all ayes, motion carried. The property on 2nd Avenue was discussed. After discussion, once the paperwork is completed Schoolman made a motion to purchase the property for $1000.00, Hansen 2nd, all ayes motion carried. The Council has been aware of a water leak on a service line out of the City limits that goes to the Weber property West of Town. Mr. Weber has been notified that the repair is his responsibility and has one week to repair or the service will be shut off. The Mayor has approached the Council with some ideas on updating sidewalks and other City beautification. Council agreed and will be able to see what funds will be available once the final bid for the Bridge is confirmed. After discussion, Beck made a motion to approve bills, Blythe 2nd, all ayes motion carried. Hansen made a motion to adjourn, Beck 2nd, all ayes motion carried. Next meeting March 3, 2014 at 7 P.M. Gary W. Stoehr Jr., City Clerk BILLS for PAYMENT (City of Holland) General Fund For Amount Alliant Energy, Electric Bill(s)..................638.19 Gary Stoehr Jr., Wages..........................437.70 Blythe Sanitation, Comm. Bldg.................30.00 Jerry Schoolman, Wages / meter reading.57.72 Windstream, Phone bills...........................96.04 Gary Stoehr Jr., Mileage...........................60.00 IPERS, Retirement Fund..........................81.85 Blythe Sanitation, Recycling...................460.00 Mid-America Publishing, Grundy paper....39.59 REC, Light................................................14.00 Liz Steinmeyer, Wages.............................69.26 One Call, Locates.......................................8.00 Scott Borchardt, Wages............................93.35 Jerry Schoolman, Wages for water / leaks ...............................................................738.80 Heronimus, Schmidt, & Allen, Retainer fee....... ...............................................................325.00 Grundy Chamber of Commerce, Dues.....50.00 SEWER FUND Central Iowa Water, Wastewater Contract ........ ...............................................................360.00 Alliant Energy, Sewage Plant...................20.48 WATER FUND Alliant Energy, Water Shed.....................357.54 Central IA Water, POA..........................3054.30 Sara Ringena, Refund on deposit..........100.00 PAYEE RUT OPT. TAX Alliant Energy................459.37 Phelps...........................228.72 Roger Hibbdon..............494.07

IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR GRUNDY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE CONDEMNATION OF CERTAIN REAL ESTATE BY THE GRUNDY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING CONDEMNATION NO. 30 NOTICE AND SUMMONS TO COMMISSIONERS TO: TRISHA MOHLIS 606 Center Street Reinbeck, IA 50669 JOHN STULL 401 Spruce Street Reinbeck, IA 50669 ALVIN MEESTER 149 2nd Street, P.O. Box 43 Dike, IA 50624 DOUG KRUSE 122 Duesenberg Dr., P.O. Box 366 Conrad, IA 50621 JOE REENTS 605 Washington Street Wellsburg, IA 50680 ALLEN RHOADS 906 Blackhawk Street Reinbeck, IA 50669 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Grundy County Board of Supervisors has filed an Application for the appointment of a Commission to appraise damages which the owner will sustain by reason of the appropriation of the owner's rights as described in the Application, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that you have been selected and appointed by the Chief Judge of the First Judicial District of Iowa as a member or alternate of such Compensation Commission and such selection and appointment has been duly filed in my office showing that Trisha Mohlis has been designated as Chairman of the Commission. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to be in attendance at and appear before the undersigned in the office of the Sheriff of Grundy County, Iowa, at 705 8th Street, Grundy Center, Iowa, 50638, on the 27th day of February, 2014, at 9:30 o'clock A.M. for the purpose of qualifying as a member of the Commission and to proceed to view the premises and make an award of damages as by law provided. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that, if you agree to serve, you will be paid $200.00 per day and you will also be reimbursed for necessary meals and mileage, if any, incurred in connection with performing your duties. YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that you should notify Deputy Tim Wolthoff at the Grundy County Sheriff's Office if, for any reason, you are unable to serve after you receive this Notice and Summons. He can be reached at (319) 824-6933. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 6B.11 of the 2013 Code of Iowa. Tim Wolthoff, Deputy Grundy County Sheriff's Office

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT GRUNDY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Pamela K. Willoughby, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR101834 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Pamela K. Willoughby, Deceased, who died on or about 31st day of January, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of February, 2014, the last will and testament of Pamela K. Willoughby, deceased, bearing date of the 21st day of June, 2001, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that William V. Willoughby 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 hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 3rd day of February, 2014. William V. Willoughby 175 North 31st Road LaSalle, IL 61301 Executor of estate Heronimus, Schmidt, & Allen Attorneys for executor 630 G Avenue, Box 365 Grundy Center, IA 50638 Date of second publication 20th day of February, 2014.


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By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register DIKE — Dike-New Hartford’s busiest week of the 2013-14 boys’ basketball season yielded some of its finest results with four wins in six days including three crucial North Iowa Cedar League East victories. The Wolverines (15-3 overall, 11-2 NICL East) were 71-62 winners over Denver Monday, rallied past Wapsie Valley 46-43 Tuesday, scored a second win of the week over Denver Friday, 77-65, and stepped out of conference play Saturday to top Charles City 59-38. Coach Greg Moore called the Denver victories “possibly two of the best games we’ve played this year. “I thought we set a good tempo in both games,” he said. “We made some adjustments defensively on (Denver standout Mitchell) Schumacher in the second game which the athletes executed well. We did a good job of getting to the basket and ultimately to the free-throw line in both games.” The three conference victories combined with Jesup’s one-point loss to Columbus Catholic Friday move the Wolverines just one-half game behind the J-Hawks in the league race. Jesup, which has completed its league schedule, has already clinched a share of the title. The Wolverines can tie for the title with a win at last-place Wapsie Valley Friday. “With these conference games we just talked about taking care of ourselves and hopefully someone would knock Jesup off and give us a chance at the conference title,” Moore said. D-NH wrapped up its home season with games against Grundy Center Monday and West Marshall Tuesday. Dike-New Hartford 71, Denver 62 Carson Parker scored 28 points as the Wolverines downed Denver in a game originally scheduled for Jan. 10. The closely-played game saw D-NH pull away slowly, leading by just two points after a quarter and seven at halftime. Ben Cuvelier added 12 points and nine rebounds for the winners while Byron Fritch and Cole Wildeboer

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From page 14 D-NH led 32-14 at haltime and 4916 after three quarter. Brooke Morgan led a balanced scoring effort with 12 points while also contributing nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Briana Weber and Ashley Dumler scored 10 each for the winners. Dike-NH 19 13 17 10 – 59 Denver 8 6 2 10 – 26 Dike-New Hartford (59) – Briana Weber 4 0-0 10; Olivia Verhulst 4 0-0 8; Brooke Morgan 6 0-0 12; Rachel Koop 1 0-0 2; Ashley Dumler 4 0-1 10; Kelsey Latwesen 0 0-0 0; Alexa Schmitz 1 1-2 3; Maddison Brummond 0 0-0 0; Haley O’Connor 0 0-0 0; Katelyn VanWechel 2 0-0 4; Lizzy Blough 3 3-3 9; Taylor Hedges 0 0-0 0; Katie Nielsen 0 1-2 1. Totals 25 5-8 59. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 4 (Weber 2, Dumler 2), Denver 1. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 31 (Morgan 9), Denver 25. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 15 (Weber 5, Verhulst 3, Koop 3), Denver 9. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 10 (Weber 3), Denver 5. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 7 (Morgan 4, Dumler 2), Denver 1. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 11, Denver 11.

Dike-New Hartford 61, Wapsie Valley 23 Weber scored a career-high 30 points as the Wolverines crushed Wapsie Valley. D-NH led 36-7 at halftime. Weber hit 13-of-17 shots while shattering her previous career high of 18 points set earlier this year agat Jesup. Morgan added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners

scored 10 each.

Dike-NH 18 21 15 17 – 71 Denver 16 16 13 17 – 62 Dike-New Hartford (71) – Carson Parker 11 5-7 28; Gabe Eiklenborg 1 1-5 3; Byron Fritch 4 2-2 10; Cole Wildeboer 4 2-3 10; Ben Cuvelier 5 2-2 12; Calvin Wildeboer 0 0-0 0; Connor Neuroth 0 4-6 4; Ben Latusak 1 0-0 2; Zach Nicholson 1 0-0 2; Jake Mulder 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 16-25 71. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 1 (Parker), Denver 4. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 26 (Cuvelier 9, Fritch 5), Denver 25. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 16 (Parker 5, Neuroth 4), Denver 15. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 6 (Parker 2, Neuroth 2), Denver 5. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 0, Denver 2. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 13, Denver 20.

Dike-New Hartford 46, Wapsie Valley 43 The Wolverines rallied from 16 points down to stave off Wapsie Valley’s upset bid. “They shot the ball very well and got inside on us in the first half,” Moore said. “I thought we did a nice job of maintaining our composure and battling back one possession at a time. We were finally able to get the lead at the end of the third period and never gave it up after that.” After allowing 22 first-quarter points, D-NH held Wapsie Valley to eight markers in the second half. Fritch paced the Wolverines with 12 points while Parker scored 11 and dished out six assists. Wapsie Valley 22 13 4 4 – 43 Dike-NH 12 15 13 6 – 46 Dike-New Hartford (46) – Carson Parker 4 3-4 11; Gabe Eiklenborg 1 1-2 3; Byron Fritch 5 2-2 12; Cole Wildeboer 2 0-0 4; Ben Cuvelier 3 0-2 6; Calvin Wildeboer 3 0-0 6; Connor Neuroth 1 0-0 2; Ben Latusak 1 0-0 2; Zach Nicholson 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 6-10 46. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 0, Wapsie Valley x. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 27 (Cuvelier 8, Cole Wildeboer 6), Wapsie Valley . Assists: Dike-New Hartford 17 (Parker 6, Neuroth 4), Wapsie Valley . Steals: Dike-New Hartford 8 (Parker 5), Wapsie Valley . Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 3 (Cuvelier 2), Wapsie Valley . Fouled out: Dike-New Hartford 0, Wapsie Valley . Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 11, Wapsie Valley .

Dike-New Hartford 77, Denver 65 Parker scored 28 on 9-of-13 shooting as the Wolverines downed Denver for the second time in five days. The Wolverines led by just one point at halftime, 32-31, before put-

Wapsie Valley 3 4 6 10 – 23 Dike-NH 18 18 18 7 – 61 Dike-New Hartford (61) – Briana Weber 13 4-4 30; Olivia Verhulst 4 0-0 8; Brooke Morgan 5 0-2 10; Rachel Koop 0 0-0 0; Ashley Dumler 3 0-0 6; Kelsey Latwesen 1 0-0 2; Alexa Schmitz 0 0-0 0; Maddison Brummond 1 0-0 3; Haley O’Connor 0 0-0 0; Katelyn VanWechel 1 0-0 2; Lizzy Blough 0 0-0 0; Taylor Hedges 0 0-0 0; Katie Nielsen 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 4-6 61. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 1 (Brummond), Wapsie Valley 2. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 24 (Morgan 10, Weber 6), Wapsie Valley 25. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 10 (Three tied 2), Wapsie Valley 6. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 23 (Weber 6. Dumler 5), Wapsie Valley 9. Blocks: DikeNew Hartford 12 (Morgan 5, Dumler 3), Wapsie Valley 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 4, Wapsie Valley 7.

Dike-New Hartford 64, Wapsie Valley 20 Verhulst scored a career-high 14 points as the Wolverines crushed Wapsie Valley for the second time in three days. D-NH led 42-9 at halftime. Morgan added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Wolverines while Dumler scored nine.

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ting some distance between themselves and the Cyclones in the final 16 minutes. Cuvelier added 16 points for the winners while Fritch scored 14. Denver 16 15 10 24 – 65 Dike-NH 17 15 18 27 – 77 Dike-New Hartford (71) – Carson Parker 9 8-12 28; Gabe Eiklenborg 2 0-1 4; Byron Fritch 5 3-4 14; Cole Wildeboer 2 3-4 7; Ben Cuvelier 6 4-5 16; Calvin Wildeboer 0 0-0 0; Connor Neuroth 0 5-8 5; Ben Latusak 0 0-0 0; Zach Nicholson 1 0-0 3. Totals 25 23-34 77. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 4 (Parker 2, Fritch, Nicholson), Denver 4. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 28 (Parker 7, Cuvelier 5), Denver 36. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 15 (Parker 7, Cole Wildeboer 3), Denver 18. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 9 (Parker 4, Eiklenborg 2), Denver 6. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 1 (Parker), Denver 3. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 12, Denver 24.

Dike-New Hartford 59, Charles City 38 The Wolverines downed a Class 3A team for the second time this season, 59-38. D-NH led by just three points after one quarter before outscoring the Comets 21-7 in the second stanza to take control. “We switched things up defensively and were able to pull away at the end of the second quarter and never really allowed them back in the game,” Moore said. “It was an excellent team defensive effort.” Parker scored 14 and dished out seven assists for the winners while Connor Neuroth scored 10 off the bench. Cuvelier added eight points and nine rebounds. Dike-NH 18 21 13 7 – 59 Charles City 15 7 11 5 – 38 Dike-New Hartford (71) – Carson Parker 7 0-0 14; Gabe Eiklenborg 3 2-4 8; Byron Fritch 3 0-0 7; Cole Wildeboer 1 2-4 5; Ben Cuvelier 3 2-2 8; Carter Bixby 0 0-0 0; Calvin Wildeboer 1 0-0 2; Connor Neuroth 4 0-0 10; Ben Latusak 0 2-5 2; Zach Nicholson 1 0-0 2; Jake Mulder 0 1-2 1. Totals 23 9-17 59. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 4 (Neuroth 2, Fritch, Cole Wildeboer), Charles City 2. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 29 (Cuvelier 9, Parker 7), Charles City 25. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 17 (Parker 7, Neuroth 5), Charles City 8. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 7 (Parker 4, Neuroth 3), Charles City 6. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 2 (Parker, Cuvelier), Charles City 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 8, Charles City 14.

3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 5 (Verhulst 2, Dumler, Latwesen, Brummond), Wapsie Valley NA. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 30 (Morgan 8, Dumler 5), Wapsie Valley NA. Assists: Dike-New Hartford 14 (Three tied 3), Wapsie Valley NA. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 9 (Weber 4, VanWechel 2), Wapsie Valley NA. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 10 (Morgan 4, Latwesen 2, VanWechel 2), Wapsie Valley NA. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 5, Wapsie Valley NA.

Dike-New Hartford 60, Denver 19 The Wolverines shut out Denver in the first quarter while building a 21-0 cushion. They led 36-6 at halftime before calling off the dogs in the second half. Morgan paced the Wolverines with 13 points while Weber had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Verhulst scored 11.

Dike-NH 14 28 13 9 – 64 Wapsie Valley 6 3 4 7 – 20 Dike-New Hartford (64) – Briana Weber 4 0-0 8; Olivia Verhulst 5 2-3 14; Brooke Morgan 5 0-0 10; Rachel Koop 1 0-2 2; Ashley Dumler 4 0-0 9; Kelsey Latwesen 2 0-2 5; Alexa Schmitz 1 0-0 2; Maddison Brummond 1 0-0 3; Haley O’Connor 1 0-0 2; Katelyn VanWechel 1 0-0 2; Lizzy Blough 1 0-0 2; Taylor Hedges 0 0-0 0; Katie Nielsen 2 1-2 5. Totals 28 3-9 64.

Denver 0 6 4 9 – 19 Dike-NH 21 15 14 10 – 60 Dike-New Hartford (60) – Briana Weber 5 1-1 12; Olivia Verhulst 4 3-4 11; Brooke Morgan 5 3-6 13; Rachel Koop 1 0-0 3; Ashley Dumler 1 2-4 5; Kelsey Latwesen 2 0-0 5; Alexa Schmitz 1 0-1 2; Maddison Brummond 0 0-0 0; Haley O’Connor 0 0-0 0; Katelyn VanWechel 1 1-4 3; Lizzy Blough 1 2-2 4; Taylor Hedges 0 0-0 0; Katie Nielsen 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 12-22 60. 3-point goals: Dike-New Hartford 4 (Weber, Koop, Dumler, Latwesen), Denver 3. Rebounds: Dike-New Hartford 43 (Weber 12, Morgan 7), Denver 17. Assists: DikeNew Hartford 12 (Weber 3), Denver 5. Steals: Dike-New Hartford 10 (Weber 5), Denver 2. Blocks: Dike-New Hartford 7 (Morgan 4, VanWechel 2), Denver 1. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Dike-New Hartford 6, Denver 13.

well at times, I’m really proud of the girls and how they continued to battle for four quarters.” Jansen paced the Spartans with 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Katie Lindeman scored 12 points and crashed the boards for 14 rebounds. Jes Ackerson led in steals with seven and assists with six. Hayley Weber led the Rebels with 15 points, including four baskets from 3-point range.

Grundy Center (41) – Ally Jansen 5 6-8 20; Katie Lindeman 3 6-8 12; Jessica Ackerson 1 3-6 5; Alyssa Mathews 1 0-0 3; Stephanie Faust 0 0-0 0; Jen Rust 1 0-0 2; Madison Beenken 0 0-0 0. 3-point goals: Grundy Center 4 (Jansen 4), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4. Rebounds: Grundy Center 36 (Lindeman 14, Mathews 8), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 23. Assists: Grundy Center 10 (Ackerson 6), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 8. Steals: Grundy Center 15 (Ackerson 7, Lindeman 4), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6. Blocks: Grundy Center 0 (Mathews 1), GladbrookReinbeck 8. Fouled out: Stoakes. Total fouls: Grundy Center 16, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 17.

Grundy Center 4 10 12 15 — 41 West Marshall 11 9 10 7 — 37

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BCLUW came from eight points behind in the fourth quarter to down the Cougars 60-58 while South Hardin came from six points behind in the second half to down AGWSR 54-46 Friday. The Cougars (12-7 overall) finish 8-6 and in fourth place in the NICL West. AGWSR had won eight of its last 10 games prior to the losses. The Cougars wrap up their regular season this week. They hosted Meskwaki Settlement Monday and were at Denver Tuesday. Friday they host Jesup in a makeup game. BCLUW 60, AGWSR 58 B CLUW outscored AGWSR 18-8 in the fourth quarter to come back from a 50-42 deficit and snap a seven-game losing streak. The

Cougars led 33-28 at halftime. Free throws were a big factor in the game, as AGWSR hit just 7-of16 from the line while BCLUW was 12-of-16. Four Cougars scored in double figures led by Austin Heitland with 14. Evan Janssen added 13 and both Owen Abkes and Derek Schipper scored 12 each. Janssen added 11 assists, six rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots.

AGWSR 14 19 17 8 – 58 BCLUW 11 17 14 18 – 60 AGWSR (58) – Evan Janssen 5 0-2 13; Owen Abkes 4 0-0 12; Sully Hofmeister 1 0-0 2; Derek Schipper 4 2-3 12; Austin Heitland 5 4-6 14; Jacob Starr 0 0-0 0; Nathan Karsjens 2 1-5 5; Jared Haupt 0 0-0 0; Trevor Bakker 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 7-16 58. 3-point goals: AGWSR 9 (Abkes 4, Janssen 3, Schipper 2), BCLUW 6. Rebounds: AGWSR 29 (Karsjens 7, Three tied 6), BCLUW 31. Assists: AGWSR 17 (Janssen 11), BCLUW 16. Steals: AGWSR 5 (Janssen 2), BCLUW 5. Blocked shots: AGWSR 3 (Janssen 2), BCLUW 7. Fouled out: AGWSR 0, BCLUW 1. Total fouls: AGWSR 12, BCLUW 13.

South Hardin 54, AGWSR 46 S outh Hardin rallied from a 25-19 halftime deficit to had AGWSR just its second home loss

of the season. The teams were tied 33-33 entering the final quarter. A GWSR struggled mightily from behind the 3-point arc, hitting just 1-of-24 attempts, while shooting just 34 percent from the field overall. Heitland attempted to keep the Cougars in the game with strong play inside, hitting 11-of-16 from the field and scoring 24 points while pulling down a career-hightying 15 rebounds. Janssen added eight points for AGWSR and no other player scored more than five. South Hardin 13 6 14 21 — 54 AGWSR 8 17 8 13 — 46 A GWSR (46) — Evan Janssen 4 0-0 8; Owen Abkes 1 1-2 3; Sully Hofmeister 0 2-4 2; Derek Schipper 2 0-1 5; Austin Heitland 11 2-4 24; Jacob Starr 0 0-0 0; Nathan Karsjens 0 0-0 0; Jared Haupt 0 2-2 2; Trevor Bakker 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 7-13 46. 3 -point goals: AGWSR 1 (Schipper), South Hardin NA. Rebounds: AGWSR 42 (Heitland 15, Schipper 12), South Hardin NA. Assists: AGWSR 13 (Abkes 4, Hofmeister 3), South Hardin NA. Steals: AGWSR 7 (Janssen 2, Schipper 2), South Hardin NA. Blocks: AGWSR 7 (Heitland 5), South Hardin NA. F ouled out: AGWSR 1 (Hofmeister), South Hardin NA. Total fouls: AGWSR 22, South Hardin NA.

Grant Frazer of BCLUW drives to the hoop while being guarded by Derek Schipper of AGWSR. (Rob Maharry/The Record photo)

Cougars drop final two in NICL west

Spartans From page 14 a Rebel team averaging 14 steals per game to just six steals on the night. “We started out slow in the first quarter,” Coach Lindeman said. “We changed up our press and defense in the second half and that really made the difference in creating some turnovers, but more importantly seemed to make it harder for them to get into their offense.” “Ally Jansen was our hot shooter and we really did a good job from the free throw line as a team,” he said. “Although we didn’t play very

ACKLEY — The AGWSR boys’ basketball team saw second-half leads slip away twice last week in dropping its final two North Iowa Cedar League West Division games of the year.

A CKLEY — AGWSR saw its North Iowa Cedar League West Division season come to an end last week with a pair of losses to teams it had beaten earlier this year.

Girls’ Basketball T he Cougars fell to BCLUW 45-38 in Conrad while coming up short to South Hardin 42-36 in Ackley. AGWSR (9-10 overall) finishes 7-7 and tied for third place in the NICL West. The Cougars wrapped up their regular season with non-divisional games against Meskwaki Settlement and Denver Monday and Tuesday. They open regional play Thursday at home against CAL (Latimer). BCLUW 45, AGWSR 38 B CLUW avenged a 21-point loss to AGWSR earlier this year by coming from behind in the second half to score a 45-38 victory. AGWSR led 21-18 at halftime but was outscored 13-7 in the third

quarter as the Comets took control. M adi Fryslie was the lone Cougar double-digit scorer with 12 points. Olivia Callaway led BCLUW with 13 points.

AGWSR 10 11 7 10 – 38 BCLUW 6 12 13 14 – 45 AGWSR (38) – Becca Wiarda 1 0-0 2; Madi Fryslie 5 2-4 12; Kim Ellingson 0 4-6 4; Taylor Risius 0 0-0 0; Alexa Johnson 2 1-4 5; Abbie Young 0 2-2 2; Morgan Kappel 1 0-0 3; Rachel Frazier 1 3-4 5; Maddie Brandt 1 1-2 3; Alana Groninga 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 13-24 38. 3 -point goals: AGWSR 1 (Kappel), BCLUW 2. Rebounds: AGWSR 26 (Fryslie 8, Risius 6), BCLUW 33. Assists: AGWSR 10 (Three tied 2), BCLUW 11. Steals: AGWSR 7 (Ellingson 2, Brandt 2), BCLUW 7. Blocks: AGWSR 2 (Groninga 2), BCLUW 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: AGWSR 14, BCLUW 20.

South Hardin 42, AGWSR 36 S outh Hardin picked up its fourth straight victory and avenged a loss of earlier this season to the Cougars, 42-36. The low-scoring game saw South Hardin lead 26-23 at halftime and 34-33 after three quarters before

holding AGWSR to three points in the final eight minutes. Becca Wiarda paced the Cougars with 13 points while Alexa Johnson scored 10 and pulled down eight rebounds. K ayla Prosser scored 28 on 11-of-14 shooting to lead South Hardin but received little help from her teammates, who hit a combined 6-of-28 shots in the game and did not attempt a free throw. South Hardin 13 13 8 8 – 42 AGWSR 10 13 10 3 – 36 AGWSR (36) – Becca Wiarda 5 0-2 13; Madi Fryslie 0 0-0 0; Kim Ellingson 1 0-0 2; Taylor Risius 1 0-0 2; Alexa Johnson 4 2-2 10; Abbie Young 1 0-0 3; Rachel Frazier 0 0-0 0; Maddie Brandt 1 1-2 3; Alana Groninga 1 0-0 3. Totals 13 3-6 36. 3 -point goals: AGWSR 5 (Wiar da 3, Young, Groninga), South Hardin 3. Rebounds: AGWSR 19 (Johnson 8), South Hardin 36. Assists: AGWSR 14 (Ellingson 6, Risius 3), South Hardin 7. Steals: AGWSR 13 (Ellingson 4, Fryslie 3, Johnson 3), South Hardin 9. Blocks: AGWSR 4 (Johnson 3), South Hardin 2. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: AGWSR 10, South Hardin 8.

Season comes to end for GRNT wrestlers

INDEPENDENCE — The GRNT wrestling team saw its season come to a quick end Saturday with a sixthplace finish and no top-two finishers at Saturday’s Class 2A sectional in Independence. The top two individuals in each weight class advance to this week’s district tournament in New Hampton. The Rebelhawks finished with 68 points. Their top finisher was Ethan Erhardt at 120 pounds in third place. He lost a semifinal to Independence’s Drew Davis but came back to pin Denver-Tripoli’s Dakota Klingfuss on the back side of the bracket. Davis fell to top-seeded Johnny Etherington of Charles City in the final, ending Erhardt’s hope for a wrestleback as the GRNT junior had already fallen to the Independence sophomore. Two other Rebelhawks placed fourth, Omar Martinez at 138 pounds and Kyle Isenhower at 152. Independence and Charles City tied for the team title with 249 ½ points each and faced off in a region-

al dual meet Tuesday in Manchester.

Class 2A Sectional (at Independence) Top two individuals in each weight class advance to District Meet Feb. 15 in New Hampton Team scores – 1) Tie, Independence 249 ½ and Charles City 249 ½ (Both advance to Class 2A Dual Regional @ Manchester); 3) Denver-Tripoli 185; 4) BCLUW/South Hardin 126; 5) Columbus Catholic 116; 6) GRNT/Grundy Center 68. 106 – 1) Nate Lasher (CC); 2) Andrew Busch (D-T); 3) Jacob Wolf (Indee). Final: Lasher decision Busch, 3-2; Wrestleback: Busch pinned Wolf, 2:21. 113 – 1) Mitch Evens (Indee); 2) Austin Staudt (CC); 3) Neal Finder (D-T). Final: Evens decision Staudt, 11-4; No wrestleback. 120 – 1) Johnny Etherington (CC); 2) Drew Davis (Indee); 3) Ethen Erhardt (GRNT). Final: Etherington pinned Davis, 1:28. No wrestleback. 126 – 1) Maxwell Forsyth (CC); 2) Austin Willett (BCLUW/SH); 3) Tanner EricksonDale (Indee). Final: Forsyth pinned Willett, 0:57. No wrestleback. 132 – 1) Tad Chapin (D-T); 2) Jake Niichel (CC); 3) Eric Schaffer (Columbus); 6) Cael Kopriva (GRNT). Final: Chapin decision Niichel, 5-4; No wrestleback. 138 – 1) Wyatt Forsyth (CC); 2) Lee Hansen (Columbus); 3) Luke Asche (BCLUW/ SH); 4) Omar Martinez (GRNT). Final: Forsyth decision Hansen, 7-5; No wrestleback.

145 – 1) Chase Straw (Indee); 2) Alex Mitchell (CC); 3) Mitchell Schaffer (Columbus). Final: Straw major decision Mitchell, 10-2; Wrestleback: Mitchell pinned Schaffer, 2:16. 152 – 1) Zach Milks (CC); 2) Jake Juhl (Indee); 3) Michael Milius (D-T); 4) Kyle Isenhower (GRNT). Final: Milks pinned Juhl, 5:39; No wrestleback. 160 – 1) Nick Holt (Indee); 2) Seth Niichel (CC). Final: Holt decision Niichel, 5-4. No wrestleback. 170 – 1) Tyler Lutes (BCLUW/SH); 2) Dylan Meister (D-T); 3) Zach Kremer (Indee); 5) Parker Bown (GRNT). Final: Lutes pinned Meister, 1:06; No wrestleback. 182 – 1) Kyle Fank (Indee); 2) Brock Sorensen (D-T); 3) Nick Jacobs (CC); 5) Dmitriy Strohbehn (GRNT). Final: Fank pinned Sorensen, 3:59; No wrestleback. 195 – 1) Matt McMillan (Indee); 2) Taylor Cole (CC); 3) Jake Siddell (Columbus); 5) Slade Wager (GRNT). Final: McMillan (Indee) decision Cole, 3-2 (Ultimate tiebreaker); Wrestleback: Cole decision Siddell 14-9. 220 – 1) Jason Grover (Indee); 2) Mike Krueger (D-T); 3) Blake Cooper (BCLUW/ SH); 6) Tony Weber (GRNT). Final: Grover pinned Krueger, 2:59; No wrestleback. 285 – 1) Matt Ciesiekski (Indee); 2) Craig Schweer (D-T); 3) Nolen Emley (BCLUW/ SH); 6) Jacob Walters (GRNT). Final: Ciesielski decision Schweer, 3-1 (Sudden victory); No wrestleback.


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13 Grundy SPORTS Register Rebel boys clinch NICL West conference title Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rebel sophomore Tyler Eifler takes the ball in for a score as Spartan senior Brady Hook protects the hoop in NICL-West action Tuesday. (Patti Rust/The Grundy Register photo)

Spartan boys fall in final contests By PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent STATE CENTER – The Grundy Center boys dropped a pair of road games in their final NICL-West outings this past week. The Spartans fell to West Marshall, 54-18 Friday night, after a 67-38 loss to Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Tuesday. Grundy Center (6-13 overall, 5-9 NICL-West) was scheduled to play Dike-New Hartford at Dike on Monday, Feb. 10, and host Columbus on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The Spartans will open post season play in the Class 1A District 4 bracket on their home court against Clarksville on Monday, Feb. 17, at 8:00 p.m.

West Marshall 54, Grundy Center 18 West Marshall controlled the tempo and the game through as the Spartans struggled to find the hoop in the final conference game of the season at State Center Tuesday. Jordan Stoner led the Spartans with 10 points. Jordan Clapp and

Brady Hook led in rebounds with four apiece. West Marshall’s Matt Van Metre put up a game high 18 points and Reggie Gradwell added 14.

Grundy Center 6 2 8 2 — 18 West Marshall 21 11 16 6 — 54 Grundy Center (18) – Austin Burroughs 0 0-0 0; Sam Thompson 0 0-0 0; Jack Stumberg 1 0-0 2; Jordan Stoner 5 0-2 10; Brady Hook 0 0-0 0; Lane Bangasser 0 0-0 0; Bryce Moats 0 0-0 0; Tanner Pelzer 0 0-0 0; Jordan Clapp 1 0-0 2; Jeff Pikna 0 0-0 0; Brock Rohler 0 0-0 0; Ethan Hogle 1 0-0 2; Nick Saak 5 0-2 10. 3-point goals: Grundy Center 0, West Marshall 3. Rebounds: Grundy Center 19 (Clapp 4, Hook 4, Stoner 3), West Marshall 26. Assists: Grundy Center 4 (Bangasser 2), West Marshall 11. Steals: Grundy Center 6 (Burroughs 2, Thompson 2), West Marshall 8. Blocks: Grundy Center 2 (Rohler 1, Stoner 1), West Marshall 9. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Grundy Center 13, West Marshall 6.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 67, Grundy Center 38 A slow start found the Spartans down 21-6 at the end of the opening quarter and 46-12 at the half at Reinbeck Tuesday. Despite outscoring the Rebels 26-21 in the second

half, there was no recovering from the first half deficit, and GladbrookReinbeck took the win by 29. Brady Hook led the Spartans with 12 points and nine rebounds and Jordan Stoner scored eight. Sam Thompson provided three assists and Austin Burroughs recorded two steals. Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Camden Kickbush led the Rebel offense with 17 points.

Grundy Center 6 6 13 13 — 38 G-R 21 25 16 5 — 67 Grundy Center (38) – Lane Bangasser 2 0-0 5; Bryce Moats 0 0-0 0; Jordan Clapp 1 0-0 3; Ethan Hogle 0 0-0 0; Brady Hook 6 0-2 12; Tanner Pelzer 0 0-0 0; Austin Burroughs 2 0-0 5; Sam Thompson 0 0-0 0; Jack Stumberg 0 0-0 0; Jeff Pikna 1 1-2 3; Brock Rohler 0 0-0 0; Nick Saak 1 0-0 2; Jordan Stoner 4 0-0 8. 3-point goals: Grundy Center 3, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5. Rebounds: Grundy Center 22 (Hook 9, Moats 3, Stoner 3), GladbrookReinbeck 35. Assists: Grundy Center 11 (Thompson 3), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 17. Steals: Grundy Center 4 (Burroughs 2), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13. Blocks: Grundy Center 1 (Hook 1), Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Grundy Center 14, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5.

Michael Young of AGWSR turns Tommy Irivn of D-NH to his back in the semi-final round at the Class 1A Sectional at Hudson Saturday. (Patti Rust/The Grundy Register photo)

Wrestling From page 14 “We knew the day would be a grinder and some really good wrestlers would end their seasons, and for some their wrestling careers,” AGWSR head coach Chad Gerbracht said. “I felt we came out strong in the opening round winning eight of 12 matches, but the competition would get tougher each round following.” “Clay has been here before so he knew he was the guy to beat,” Gerbracht said. “He will be the man to beat again this weekend as he works to improve on his seventh place state finish a year ago. Michael has really come a long way this season and is peaking at the right time. I really like his chances next weekend, as he squares off with top seed No. 3 rated Kuennen of Turkey Valley.”  Dike-New Hartford was scheduled to wrestle Ogden in the first round of the Regional team dual at State Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Dike-New Hartford and AGWSR individual District qualifiers will compete in the Class 1A District tournament at Parkersburg this Saturday, Feb. 15, starting at 12:00 p.m. Class 1A Sectional (at Hudson) Top two individuals in each weight class

advance to District Meet Feb. 15 in Parkersburg Team Standings – 1) Don Bosco 230; 2) Dike-New Hartford 169; 3) Clarksville 141; 4) AGWSR 138; 5) Hudson 134; 6) Aplington-Parkersburg 129.5; 7) North Butler 119.5. 106 – 1) Jordan Schmitz (DB); 2) Logan Johnson (A-P); 3) Alan Peters (NB); 4) Zach Nichol (D-NH). Final: Schmitz decision Johnson, 7-0. No wrestleback. 113 – 1) Jeremy Schmitz (DB); 2) Kody Kugel (D-NH); 3) Austin Dolleslager (AGWSR). Final: Schmitz decision Kugel, 16-9. No wrestleback. 120 – 1) Taylan Entriken (H); 2) Dalton Nelson (NB); 3) Jonathan Schmit (DB); 5) Dakota Callan (D-NH); 6) Ian Heetland (AGWSR). Final: Entriken decision Nelson, 7-0. No wrestleback. 126 – 1) Trent Johnson (D-NH); 2) Cole Fox (DB); 3) Miguel Reyes (AGWSR). Final: Johnson decision Fox, 7-5. No wrestleback. 132 – 1) Nick Mangrich (DB); 2) Jeremy Smith (H); 3) Austin Janssen (NB); 4) Dakota Schwebke (AGWSR); 5) Alex Mooty (DNH). Final: Mangrich decision Smith, 4-0. No wrestleback. 138 – 1) Chris Paulsen (DB); 2) Shane Poppens (A-P); 3) Joe Hageman (H); 5) Nick Durnin (D-NH). Final: Paulsen decision Poppens, 12-7. No wrestleback. 145 – 1) Caleb Wedeking (NB); 2) Mitchell Corkery (DB); 3) Trevor Fenneman (C); 6) Josh June (AGWSR). Final: Wedeking pinned Corkery, 1:48. Wrestleback: Corkery pinned Fenneman, 1:01. 152 – 1) Cody Nelson (NB); 2) Noah Huber (H); 3) Brandon Johnson (AGWSR); 4) Blaine Becker (D-NH). Final: Nelson pinned Johnson, 4:32. Wrestleback: Huber decision Johnson, 8-6. 160 – 1) Jake Hogan (DB); 2) Blake Pruisner (A-P); 3) Connor Ragsdale (D-NH);

4) Levi Stockdale (AGWSR). Final: Hogan major decision Pruisner, 13-0. Wrestleback: Pruisner major decision Ragsdale, 14-4. 170 – 1) Austin Schmit (DB); 2) Dylan Ciavarelli (C); 3) Kyle Dennis (D-NH); 6) Tery Rummans (AGWSR). Final: Schmit decision Ciavarelli, 7-3. Wrestleback: Ciavarelli decision Dennis, 5-4. 182 – 1) Luke Huber (H); 2) Levi Lynch (D-NH); 3) TJ Even (DB); 5) Cruz Vera (AGWSR). Final: Huber pinned Lynch, 1:42. Wrestleback: Lynch decision Even, 2-1. 195 – 1) Matt Negen (C); 2) Brice Beninga (D-NH); 3) Zach Hickson (DB); 4) Caleb Meinders (AGWSR). Final: Negen decision Hickson, 6-3. Wrestlback: Beninga pinned Hickson, 1:30. 220 – 1) Clay Meinders (AGWSR); 2) Mason Lovrien (C); 3) Austin Graham (A-P); 5) Lucas DePriest (D-NH). Final: Meinders decision Lovrien, 6-1. No wrestleback. 285 – 1) Skyler Popham (C); 2) Michael Young (AGWSR); 3) Tommy Irvin (D-NH). Final: Popham pinned Young, 2:29. No wrestleback.

By PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent LE GRAND – The GladbrookReinbeck boys’ basketball team claimed their second straight NICLWest title with two big wins in their final conference games. The Rebels captured an 89-38 road win over East Marshall Friday, after downing Grundy Center 67-38 on Tuesday. “We had great team efforts in both games,” Gladbrook-Reinbeck head coach Scott Kiburis said. “We have non-conference games against A-P and Wapsie Valley next week before we get prepared for the District tournament in which we have earned a No. 1 seed.” The Rebels (17-2 overall, 13-1 NICL-West) were scheduled to play Aplington-Parkersburg at Parkersburg on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and return home to host Wapsie Valley on Thursday, Feb. 13. After a first round bye in the Class 1A District 4 bracket, they will play the winner of the BCLUW vs. CAL, Latimer game in the second round at Reinbeck on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 8:00 p.m. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 89, East Marshall 38 East Marshall was no match for Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Friday, as the Rebels continued to burn up the net as the regular season winds down. G-R built a 39-21 lead over the Mustangs by halftime, and put up a huge 30 point quarter to expand

the lead to 69-30 by the end of the third. Add to that a 12 point spread in the final period and Rebels brought home the win by a 51 point margin. Rebel senior Chase Clark paced the Rebels with a career high performance two categories, scoring 19 points and crashing the boards for 15 rebounds. Sophomore Colton Dinsdale scored a career high fourteen points and dished out six assists. Freshman Joe Smoldt score 13. Josh Cooley came up with four steals. Ben Terrones led the Mustangs with 10 points.

G-R 17 22 30 20 — 89 East Marshall 10 11 9 8 — 38 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (89) – Camden Kickbush 3 0-0 8; Colton Dinsdale 6 0-0 14; Joe Smoldt 3 5-7 13; Chase Clark 8 3-5 19; Zach Pierce 3 2-3 8; Matt Roeding 0 0-0 0; Bennett Petersen 0 0-0 0; Josh Cooley 3 0-0 7; Luke Holman 0 2-2 2; Brady Kuehl 0 0-0 0; Brady Kuehl 0 0-0 0; Tyler Eifler 2 0-0 4; Pete Meyers 3 0-0 7; Cameron Clark 2 2-2 7. 3-point goals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9 (Kickbush 2, Dinsdale 2, Smoldt 2, Cooley 1, Meyers 1, Cameron Clark 1), East Marshall 4. Rebounds: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 44 (Chase Clark 15, Pierce 11), East Marshall 26. Assists: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 23 (Dinsdale 6, Smoldt 4), East Marshall 11. Steals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 21 (Cooley 4, Chase Clark 3, Holman 3), East Marshall 2. Blocks: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2 (Pierce 2), East Marshall 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9, East Marshall 13.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 67, Grundy Center 38 The Gladbrook-Reinbeck offense and defense were both on point

Tuesday as they met Grundy Center on their home court. The Rebels jumped out to a sizable 21-6 lead in the first quarter and led 46-12 at the half. With a clear-cut outcome, both teams took advantage of the opportunity for clock time for all players in the second half, and G-R went on to take the win by 29. Three Rebel players hit double digit scoring marks. Camden Kickbush led with 17 points and eight assists, Chase Clark scored 14, and Joe Smoldt added 13. Zach Pierce led the boards with 10 rebounds. Kickbush, Colton Dinsdale, and Smoldt all claimed four steals each. Brady Hook led the Spartans with 12 points and nine rebounds. G-R 21 25 16 5 — 67 Grundy Center 6 6 13 13 — 38 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (67) – Camden Kickbush 6 2-2 17; Colton Dinsdale 2 2-2 6; Joe Smoldt 6 0-1 13; Chase Clark 6 2-3 14; Zach Pierce 3 2-3 8; Matt Roeding 0 0-0 0; Bennett Petersen 0 0-0 0; Josh Cooley 1 0-0 2; Luke Holman 1 0-0 3; Brady Kuehl 0 0-0 0; Tyler Eifler 1 0-0 2; Pete Meyers 0 0-0 0; Cameron Clark 1 0-0 2. 3-point goals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5 (Kickbush 3, Smoldt 1, Holman 1), Grundy Center 3. Rebounds: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 35 (Pierce 10, Kickbush 6, Chase Clark 6), Grundy Center 22. Assists: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 17 (Kickbush 8, Smoldt 4), Grundy Center 11. Steals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13 (Kickbush 4, Dinsdale 4, Smoldt 4), Grundy Center 4. Blocks: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1 (Pierce 1), Grundy Center 1. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5, Grundy Center 14.

Rebel girls end conference play with win By PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent LE GRAND – The GladbrookReinbeck girls ended NICL-West play on a positive note Friday night, nosing out a 57-55 win over East Marshall. The win comes after a hard fought 41-37 loss to Grundy Center on Tuesday. The Rebels (8-11 overall, 5-9 NICL-West) were scheduled to close out the regular season with a non-conference matchup with Aplington-Parkersburg at Parkersburg on Tuesday, Feb. 11. They will open postseason play against North Tama at Traer in the first round of Class 2A Region 2 play Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. The winner will face South Hardin at Eldora on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 57, East Marshall 55 Gladbrook-Reinbeck evened the score against East Marshall Friday, coming away with a nail biting 57-55 road win, after a 49-48 loss in their first meeting with the Mustangs. “Our offense was on display early as we scored a season high 22 points in the first quarter en route to a 38-33 halftime lead,” GladbrookReinbeck head coach Eric Crandall said. “We had a slow start to the third quarter as East Marshall picked up their defensive pressure, giving them a 49-41 lead late in the third quarter.” The Rebels scored a pair of baskets late in the third and finished the game on a 16-6 run. Hayley Weber tied the game with a key free throw in the final minute and Ellie Stoakes had a big block defensively to give the Rebels the final possession. Weber scored the game-winner on a layup right before the buzzer. The Rebels put forth a balanced offensive attack with four players scoring in double digits. Hanna Christopher led with 16, Nicole Adair scored 12, and Weber and Amber Berendes added 10 apiece. Britney Keller led in assists with six. Ellie Stoakes led the boards with seven rebounds, and Adair came away with three steals. East Marshall’s Ashley Allen led all scorers with 29 points. G-R 22 16 7 12 — 57 East Marshall 17 16 16 6 — 55 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (57) – Britney Keller 1 0-0 2; Nicole Adair 5 0-0 12; Ellie Stoakes 2 1-2 5; Hanna Christopher 6 3-4 16; Amber Berendes 4 1-2 10; Megan Oelschlager 1 0-0 2; Hayley Weber 4 1-2 10; Lauren Husmann 0 0-0 0.

G-R sophomore Hayley Weber drives past GC's Katie Lindeman in NICL-West action Tuesday. Weber led the Rebel offense with 15 points. (Patti Rust/The Grundy Register photo) 3-point goals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5 (Adair 2, Weber 1, Christopher 1, Berendes 1), East Marshall 2. Rebounds: GladbrookReinbeck 18 (Christopher 9, Adair 5), East Marshall 21. Assists: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 16 (Adair 4, Keller 2, Weber 2), East Marshall 16. Steals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 8 (Keller 4, Adair 4, Weber 4), East Marshall 14. Blocks: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6 (Keller 1, Berendes 1), East Marshall 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 7, East Marshall 9.

Grundy Center 41, GladbrookReinbeck 37 The Rebels took an early lead, holding the Spartans to just four points in the first quarter, and leading by six at the half. Despite maintaining the lead for three straight quarters, the Rebels were unable to hold on in the fourth, as the Spartans outscored them by eight to take over the lead and claim the win by four. “It was a good defensive game by both teams throughout,” Coach Crandall said. “We ultimately came up a little short in our final home

game this season.” Hayley Weber led the Rebels with 15 points and three assists. Britney Keller led in rebounds with 11 and steals with three. Amber Berendes blocked four Spartan shots. Grundy Center’s Ally Jansen led all scorers with 20 points. G-R 11 9 10 7 — 37 Grundy Center 4 10 12 15 — 41 Gladbrook-Reinbeck (37) – Britney Keller 0 0-0 0; Nicole Adair 3 0-0 6; Ellie Stoakes 1 1-2 3; Hanna Christopher 0 4-6 4; Amber Berendes 3 1-2 7; Megan Oelschlager 0 2-2 2; Hayley Weber 5 1-2 15; Lauuren Husmann 0 0-0 0. 3-point goals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4 (Weber 4), Grundy Center 4. Rebounds: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 23 (Keller 11, Weber 3, Berendes 3), Grundy Center 36. Assists: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 8 (Weber 3), Grundy Center 10. Steals: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6 (Keller 3), Grundy Center 15. Blocks: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 8 (Berendes 4, Stoakes 3), Grundy Center 0. Fouled out: Stoakes. Total fouls: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 17, Grundy Center 16.

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NICL Standings Boys’ Basketball NICL West Conf. All Games Games *Gladbrook-Reinbeck 13-1 17-2 West Marshall 12-2 17-3 South Hardin 8-5 9-9 AGWSR 8-6 12-7 Grundy Center 5-9 6-13 BCLUW 4-9 6-12 South Tama 3-9 4-13 East Marshall 1-13 1-18 * — Clinched outright division title Tuesday, February 4 BCLUW 60, AGWSR 58 G-R 67, Grundy Center 38 West Marshall 69, East Marshall 59 Thursday, February 6 South Hardin 80, South Tama 58 Friday, February 7 BCLUW 67, South Tama 40 G-R 89, East Marshall 38 South Hardin 54, AGWSR 46 West Marshall 54, Grundy Center 18 Saturday, February 8 S. Hardin 79, Wapsie Valley 72 (OT) NICL East Conf. All Games Games *Jesup 12-2 15-3 Dike-New Hartford 11-2 15-3 Columbus Catholic 8-6 11-8 Denver 8-6 11-8 Hudson 8-6 10-7 Aplington-Parkersburg 3-10 7-12 Union Community 3-11 4-14 Wapsie Valley 1-11 5-13 * — Clinched share of division title Monday, February 3 Dike-New Hartford 71, Denver 62 Jesup 64, Columbus Catholic 51 Tuesday, February 4 Denver 64, Aplington-Parkersburg 48 Dike-NH 46, Wapsie Valley 43 Columbus Catholic 78, Hudson 69 Jesup 52, Union 51 (3 OT) Thursday, February 6 Columbus Catholic 71, Hudson 61 Union 36, North Linn 24 Friday, February 7 A-P 58, Wapsie Valley 55 Columbus Catholic 61, Jesup 60 Dike-New Hartford 77, Denver 65 Hudson 67, Union 52 Saturday, February 8 Dike-NH 59, Charles City 38 S. Hardin 79, Wapsie Valley 72 (OT) Girls’ Basketball NICL West Conf. All Games Games *South Tama 11-1 13-4 South Hardin 10-3 15-4 AGWSR 7-7 9-10 Grundy Center 7-7 11-8 West Marshall 6-8 8-12 East Marshall 5-9 5-15 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5-9 8-11 BCLUW 3-10 5-13 * — Clinched share of division title Tuesday, February 4 BCLUW 45, AGWSR 38 Grundy Center 41, G-R 37 West Marshall 53, East Marshall 40 Thursday, February 6 South Hardin 39, South Tama 36 Friday, February 7 G-R 57, East Marshall 55 Grundy Center 43, W. Marshall 27 South Hardin 42, AGWSR 36 South Tama 59, BCLUW 53 NICL East Conf. All Games Games *Hudson 13-1 19-1 *Dike-New Hartford 13-1 16-2 Union Community 10-4 12-6 Columbus Catholic 7-7 9-11 Denver 6-8 8-11 Jesup 5-9 7-13 Aplington-Parkersburg 1-12 3-15 Wapsie Valley 0-13 1-15 * — Clinched share of division title Monday, February 3 Columbus Catholic 60, Jesup 55 Dike-New Hartford 59, Denver 26 Tuesday, February 4 Denver 41, Aplington-Parkersburg 36 Dike-NH 61, Wapsie Valley 23 Hudson 67, Columbus Catholic 52 Union 48, Jesup 40 Thursday, February 6 Dike-NH 64, Wapsie Valley 20 Hudson 81, Columbus Catholic 61 Friday, February 7 A-P 40, Wapsie Valley 37 Columbus Catholic 45, Jesup 40 Dike-New Hartford 60, Denver 19 Hudson 57, Union 44

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D-NH girls clinch historic title

Title is first in D-NH 5-on-5 girls’ history

By JOHN JENSEN The Grundy Register DIKE — Count this turnaround complete. It was just three years ago that the Dike-New Hartford girls’ basketball team snapped a 44-game losing streak. Two years ago the Wolverines finished over .500 for the first time since switching to 5-on-5 basketball and one year ago they finished with a school-record 16 victories. Friday night the Wolverines took the final step in their rebuilding process, clinching the first-ever 5-on-5 conference championship in school history with a resounding 60-19 victory over Denver. “This definitely at the beginning of the season was a goal,” third-year coach Bruce Dall said. “It’s a real good measuring stick as to how far we’ve come and about how we’re able to be more consistent as a team night-in and night-out.” The Wolverines had to survive four games in five days, against just two different conference opponents, to clinch the first title to come to Dike since before the merger with New Hartford. They downed Denver 59-26 Monday and took out Wapsie Valley 61-23 Tuesday. After a muchneeded day off Wednesday they did it all again, topping Wapsie Valley 64-20 Thursday and Denver 60-19 Friday. “That was just different,” Dall said of the scheduling quirk caused by games postponed earlier this year due to cold and snow. “Can you get up for four games in five days against just two different opponents.” To do it, D-NH went back to the defensive prowess it had shown earlier this year. The Wolverines allowed just 22 points per game and held halftime leads of at least 18 points in each of the four contests, allowing Dall to rest his key players for upcoming games. Wolverine opponents shot just 26 percent from the field on the week.

Dike-New Hartford’s Olivia Verhulst (No. 21) and Ashley Dumler trap Wapsie Valley’s Abby Buzynski during a game last week at Wapsie Valley. (Photo courtesy Dick Fridley/The Oelwein Daily Register) Dall said he realized it would be possible to turn basketball fortunes around at a school better known for its volleyball success the first time he met the girls. “They just needed to learn how to break a press, and they needed an identity,” he said. “Teams without an identity usually don’t win, and if you can’t break the press you lose chances to score and (opponents) gain chances to score.” The identity Dall built is much like that of his successful teams at AGWSR, Allison-Bristow and Janesville ... teams that play tough defense and are opportunistic on of-

fense. This year’s team is the highest scoring Wolverine team of Dall’s tenure (58.8 points per game) and also the best defensive (29.9 points per game) yet does not have a player that would be considered a true superstar. “On any given night a player can step up,” he said. “And I think our kids are really smart about knowing what the opposing defense is trying to take away and finding other ways to score.” The wins improve D-NH’s final league record to 13-1. The Wolverines share the title with Hudson, the only team it lost to in conference

play this year. The Wolverines wrapped up their regular season Monday and Tuesday with non-divisional games against Grundy Center and West Marshall. They open Class 2A regional play next Tuesday against either BCLUW or Grundy Center. Dike-New Hartford 59, Denver 26 The Wolverines built a doubledigit first-quarter lead and went on to down Denver in a game originally scheduled for Jan. 10. See WOLVERINES page 12

Four Wolverines, two Cougars advance to Districts By PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent HUDSON – The Dike-New Hartford wrestling team qualified for the Regional team duals with a second place finish at the Class 1A Sectional meet in Hudson Saturday, and had four individuals finish among the top two spots of their weight class to qualify for the District meet. Also qualifying for the Regional duals was tournament champion Don Bosco. AGWSR took the fourth place team spot and qualified two wrestlers for District competition. Dike-New Hartford’s Trent Johnson received a bye in the first round, pinned Tyler Brinkman of North Butler in 1:41 in the semi-final, and earned a 7-5 decision over Cole Fox of Don Bosco to take the individual title at 126. After a first round bye at 113, Kody Kugel won by decision over Austin Dolleslager of AGWSR 10-4, and then lost to Jeremy Schmitz of Don Bosco 16-9 in the final to take second. Levi Lynch earned pins over Dalton Aukes of North Butler (3:50) and Tyler Duster of Aplington-Parkersburg (1:15) before losing by fall to Luke Huber of Hudson (1:42) in the 182 lb. final. In the wrestle back Lynch won by 2-1 decision over TJ Even of Don Bosco to claim the runner-up spot. Brice Beninga pinned Blake Carolus of Aplington-Parkersburg in the opening round, then lost 12-6 to Matt Negen of Clarksville in the semi-final at 195. He then earned an 11-5 decision

Brice Beninga of D-NH pins Blake Carolus of A-P in his opening Sectional match Saturday. Beninga placed 2nd at 195 to earn a spot at the District Meet. over Caleb Meinders of AGWSR in the consolation match, and pinned Zach Hickson of Don Bosco (1:30) in the wrestleback to finish second. “It was a pretty good weekend,” Dike-New Hartford head coach Tony Norton said. “Overall it was pretty exciting. I am very happy for these four and our team. Of course you always want a little more; we had three kids place third as well and think that they were also good enough to make it. Like always, it was a tough sectional. I was very proud of how the guys competed and wrestled hard throughout the

course of the day. They showed a lot of heart and determination.” Third place finishers for the Wolverines included Connor Ragsdale at 160, Kyle Dennis at 170, and Tommy Irvin at 285. AGWSR District qualifiers included Clay Meinders at 220 and Michael Young at 285. After a first round bye Meinders won by technical fall (15-0) over Spencer Bruess of Don Bosco in the semi-final, and defeated Mason Lovrien of Clarksville 7-4 in the championship match to earn the title at 220. Young pinned his way into the 285 lb. finals with

a fall in 1:59 over Brandon French of Don Bosco and a fall at the 5:18 mark over Tommy Irvin of DikeNew Hartford. In the final match Young got the first takedown and put second seeded Skylar Popham of Clarksville on his back in the first period, but would settle for second place when Popham turned him in the second period for a fall in 2:29. Third place finishers for AGWSR included Austin Dolleslager at 113, Miguel Reyes at 126, Brandon Johnson at 152. See WRESTLING page 13

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Spartan girls finish strong

By PATTI RUST Sports Correspondent STATE CENTER – The Grundy Center girls finished NICL-West play on a high note, earning two conference wins on the road to claim a share of the third place spot in the final conference standings. The Spartans vindicated their previous loss to West Marshall with a 4327 win at State Center Friday, after prevailing 41-37 in a closely played battle against Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Tuesday. The Spartans (11-8 overall, 7-7 NICL West) were to close out the regular season with a pair of nonconference games against Dike-New Hartford at Dike on Monday, Feb. 10, and Columbus at home on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Grundy Center will open post season play hosting a first round Class 2A Region 2 game on Saturday, Feb. 15, when the Spartans will play BCLUW at 7:00 p.m. Saturday’s winner will play Dike-New Hartford at Dike on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Grundy Center 43, West Marshall 27 The Spartans put together one of their best offensive and defensive halves of the season at West Marshall Friday, scoring 32 points while holding the Trojans to just 11. The big lead gave the Spartans the cushion they needed for a defensive battle in the second half, and Grundy Center went on to win their final conference game of the season by a 16 point margin. “We got out to a great start and scored more points in the first quarter than we have by halftime in some of our games this year,” Grundy Center head coach Matt Lindeman said. “We followed that up with a great second quarter.” “Our press was really effective and we were able to get some high percentage baskets in transition,” Lindeman said. “The girls did a great job of shutting down their best player, Ryerson, to two points in the first half and we really controlled the boards.” “It was a great team effort and I was really happy to get seven players to contribute in scoring,” he said. Katie Lindeman achieved her second double double of the week for the Spartans, scoring 15 points and claiming 12 rebounds. Jes Ackerson scored nine points and provided three assists. Lindeman and Alyssa Mathews came away with four steals each. Gabby Ryerson and Madisen Streeter led the Trojans with 11 and 10 points respectively. Grundy Center 15 17 2 9 — 43 West Marshall 9 2 4 12 — 27 Grundy Center (43) – Ally Jansen 0 1-2 0; Katie Lindeman 4 4-4 15; Jessica Ackerson 4 1-2 9; Alyssa Mathews 3 0-0 6; Stephanie Faust 3 0-0 6; Jen Rust 2 0-0 4; Madison Beenken 0 0-0 0; Kennedy Buss 0 2-2 2. 3-point goals: Grundy Center 1 (Lindeman 1), West Marshall 3. Rebounds: Grundy Center 28 (Lindeman 12, Faust 2), West Marshall 30. Assists: Grundy Center 13 (Ackerson 3, four tied 2), West Marshall 8. Steals: Grundy Center 13 (Lindeman 4, Mathews 4), West Marshall 2. Blocks: Grundy Center 1 (Ackerson 1), West Marshall 0. Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Grundy Center 13, West Marshall 12.

Grundy Center 41, GladbrookReinbeck South Hardin 37 Grundy Center fell behind early, 11-4 after the first quarter, and found themselves down by six at the half. The Spartans slowly fought back, taking their first lead with four minutes to go in the final quarter, and played tough defense and hit their free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win. The Spartan offense took care of the ball all night, limiting their own turnovers and allowing See SPARTANS page12

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