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1:1 Chromebooks are talk of future Anti-Bullying Awareness Event to be held at Shell Rock UMC Shell Rock United Methodist Church, 204 S. Prairie St., is sponsoring an anti-bullying community awareness event on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Amanda Goodman, news anchor with KWWL-TV will be the guest speaker. Ms. Goodman is an advocate in the campaign to stop bullying. Roger Wilcox, principal at W-SR Middle School, and Dave Price, Liaison Officer with the Aplington-Parkersburg Community Schools, will be there to address the issue as well. Bullying is a social issue that is affecting many children.

Butler County groups to host legislative forum Butler County Farm Bureau, Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative and Butler County Resource and Development will host a legislative forum Friday. Butler County leaders and interested citizens are invited to attend and meet with their legislators from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room of the Allison Public Library. Legislators serving Butler will make comments, then answer questions from the audience. Iowa House District 54 Rep. Linda Upmeyer, house majority leader; Iowa House District 50 Rep. Pat Grassley; Iowa Senate District 25 Sen. Bill Dix, senate minority leader; and Iowa Senate District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan will return for another meet-and-greet session this year. Allison Public Library is located at 412 Third St.

Clarksville Community School’s At-Risk/School Improvement Coordinator Eric Eckerman [right], along with teachers Kassie Friedrichs, Klay Hoppenworth and Chris Arians plan to make a presentation to the Board of Education next month about going to a 1-to-1 ratio of 7-12 grade students to Chromebooks next year. (Pat Racette Photo)

PCs are ¼ cost of Mac laptops By Pat Racette

Having to replace 50 to 75 computers at the high school next year, Clarksville At-Risk/School Improvement Coordinator Eric Eckerman suggested purchasing Google Chromebooks. Costing $250 to $350 apiece, Chromebooks are nearly onefourth the cost of MacBook Pro laptops (around $1,200 apiece). The personal computers do not have a hard drive, as most all their content can be stored on the Cloud. Eckerman said it would be less expensive to move to 1-to-1 ratio Chromebooks in grades 7-12 than replacing high school computers.

Chromebook relies on the Web for functionality, as the personal computer depends heavily on another computer (its server) to fulfill it computer roles.

Eckerman came to his suggestion after visiting Wapsie Valley recently with English teacher Kassie Friedrichs, art teacher Klay Hoppenworth and social studies teacher Chris Arians. The foursome got to see students and teachers use the Internet-dependent laptop in classrooms.

Do robins mean early spring?... Last Friday, Clarksville resident Richard McElhaney reported a flock of around 100 robins in town. Pictured is some of the robin flock that chose to take a bath in the puddle. Robins, though, are not a sign of early spring. They flock together in winter to have a better chance to discover sources of fruit, as it is not uncommon to see them here in January or February. As long as they have a good food source, cold temperatures will not hurt them. They eat berries from trees, vines and shrubs. (Paula Barnett Photo)

Logistic Park construction carries on

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Allison Lions Soup Supper/Sugar Daddys Big Band Friday Area residences are in for a special treat on Friday, February 28. The Allison Lions Club is serving a free-will offering Soup Supper with a wide variety of soups, veggies, special breads, and ice cream & cake from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School in Allison. Following the supper, Sugar Daddys Big 10 piece band will perform from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. The Band is under the direction of Dave Smith, Allison, and also has members from Parkersburg, Cedar Falls and Waverly. Smith says this is an opportunity to bring the Summer Wilder Park entertainment program to town by combining it with a Lions Soup Supper.

Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast Saturday The Clarksville Lions Club will be holding a Dad’s Belgian Waffle breakfast on Saturday, March 1 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at the Clarksville AMVETS Hall. They will be serving waffles/flavored syrups, sausages, and beverage; cost is adults $7.00, kids 5-12 yrs. $5.00 and kids under 5 eat free. Carry-outs are available.

Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras Celebration March 4 Join Immanuel UCC, Clarksville, on Tuesday, March 4, from 4:307:00 p.m. at the Clarksville AMVETS Hall for a Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras celebration. Guests will have a choice of four soups, homemade breads, desserts and drink for a freewill donation. There will also be a bake sale. The event is sponsored by the Immanuel UCC fundraising committee. Continued on page 2

Never a dull moment… Professional Plumbing Service, Inc., of Fairfax installs pipes above the foundation Monday of the new Casey’s General Store building. Electricians were scheduled to come in later in the week. (Pat Racette Photo) More pictures on page 2

EAB identified within 15 miles of Butler

Winding tunnels under the bark are caused by emerald ash borer larvae.

Found in Waterloo nearly a month ago, emerald ash borer was positively identified in Waverly a couple weeks ago. The insect that kills ash trees species was found in the public right-of-way trees in Bremer. A certified arborist hired by the City of Waverly to do a tree inventory discovered larvae in declining ash trees. EAB was also positively identified in Eddyville in Wapello, tallying eight counties with the insect. “A lot of finding new locations now is seeing symptoms of woodpecking flaking,” said DNR Urban Forest Coordinator

Emma Hanigan. “It causes white patches, and is they are basically removing bark to hear where the larvae are to eat. They like emerald ash borer.” EAB is now within 15 miles of several areas of Butler, as professionals say that is the time to treat ash. April 1 through May 15 is considered the best time to medicate ash trees. According to Nancy Jensen, Butler County Youth and Outreach Coordinator, drenching the soil around the tree with imidacloprid is one of the best treatments for EAB. Anything over 20 inches in diameter, though, needs professional treatment. To learn more about EAB and other pests that are threatening Iowa’s tree population, please visit NOTE: Other ash problems are often mistaken for emerald ash borer infestation, so ash trees may be needlessly removed or treated with pesticides as a result. Call an arborist for a positive identification. More pictures on page 9

Butler Logistics Park, located in rural northwest Shell Rock, will house two companies sometime in the summer. Zinpro Corporation [right] and American Colloid Company [middle back] are both constructing manufacturing plants. (Pat Racette Photo)

By Pat Racette Winter hasn’t stopped construction of the two manufacturing plants at Butler County Logistics Park. Located just southwest of the ethanol plant, Flint Hill Resources, Younglove Construction LLC of Sioux City and Weitz Company of Des Moines are the general contractors for each project. Younglove is building an animal feed ingredient facility for Zinpro Corporation, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. The plant plans to receive raw materials by truck and rail, with minerals, proteins and acids being processed there to produce a something essential to animal nutrition. Currently, Younglove is installing electric wires and machinery to the interior. The company used slip form construction last summer to erect a sky-high cement structure several stories high. A total of 180 construction workers were split up into two shifts, as round the clock construction is needed in slip form. It took six days of continuous pouring of concrete to finish the large squareframed storage center. Younglove’s deadline of May will likely be June or early July due to weather and machinery

equipment delays. Weitz has already created the exterior of a five-section plant for American Colloid Company, a worldwide leading producer of bentonite clay. ACC is moving out of their old plant in Waterloo to gain more efficiency in producing Additrol®, their main trademark line. They blend mineral binders containing sodium, calcium bentonite and organic additives. The specialty clays are cast from the minerals to serve as molds for automotive, farm implement, railroad, machine tool markets and other industries. ACC’s biggest customer in the area is John Deere Waterloo Operations. Weitz still plans to make their deadline of April, despite the outdoor conditions slowing the

process. Currently, electricians and plumbers are installing wires and pipes where needed. More picture on page 9

The Northern Iowa Railroad spur will stop at American Colloid Company, siphoning clay bentonite powder from the train car to blowpipes [pictured] and into the processing system.

American Colloid Company built an overhang for the Northern Iowa Railroad spur to unload clay bentonite powder into the processing system, with the generator [left] pulling the clay through blowpipes.

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• Clarksville Star •

Clarksville earns Trees Please! grant New Hartford Lions Fish Fry March 7 The New Hartford Lions are having their second of three all you eat fish fries on Friday, March 7, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the New Hartford Community Building. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12.

Clarksville AMVETS fish fry planned for March 22

Plans are being made for the Clarksville AMVETS fish fry and chicken wings dinner on March 22. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. More information to come.

RCoA to host health fair March 7 The Rehabilitation Center of Allison will be hosting a health fair Friday, March 7. From 2 to 4 p.m., a variety of vendors will present health information, give demonstrations and complete short health screens in the dining room. All are welcome to come, as a grand prize drawing will take place for a brand new lift chair. All attendees can enter to win. Contact Andrew Finnegan, marketing director, at 267-2791 for more information.

School budget to decrease Continued from front “They aren’t going to change the whole classroom,â€? Eckerman said. “They are a tool. To me, it’s a lot like graphic calculators‌it wasn’t all they did in math, but was a tool to help engage them in their learning. And I see the Chromebook as the same thing, although on a much bigger scale.â€? The foursome had the chance to see how one math teacher at Wapsie Valley used the Chromebook. According to Eckerman, the teacher came in during the weekend and recorded lessons for students. The simple ability to pause and rewind were the main reasons for this, as students could then learn at their own pace. The group teachers plans to make a presentation to the Board of Education next month about going to a 1-to-1 Chromebook ratio next year. “Kids [at Wapsie Valley] hated it at first,â€? Eckerman said, “they wanted nothing to do with the Chromebooks‌So we said OK, ‘What do you think now,’ and the teacher said, ‘We wouldn’t go back, because it’s all right there and I have access to it whenever I want it.’â€? An Area Education Agency 267 member was coming to teach applications of Google, who came up with Chromebooks, to staff. • In a preliminary budget discussion for this school year, Superintendent Eric Wood said the total amount taxpayers will have to pay is $13.90 per $1,000 of evaluation. The total of $13.90 is a 48-cent decrease from last year’s $14.38, which dropped 12 percent from 2012 fiscal year. According to Wood, projections for fiscal year 2015 look even better. • Dental rates were approved to

increase by 5 percent ($1.40) for a single policy for the 2014-15 school year. • Clarksville Booster Club was approved to order a long jump mat for $1,218. “Our kids have been leaving to go to other facilities to practice [track and field],â€? said Clarksville Booster Club President Michelle Litterer. “If we do the mat, we’re hoping that the pit would be upgraded and we’ll get better sand in there and maintain it.â€? The Booster Club was also looking at purchasing a 5-foot by 5-foot-5 composite aluminum sign for each of the 11 prep sports. Each sign would post conference champs over the years. Cost was estimated at $2,000, as the club is getting quotes from Nagle Signs Inc. of Waterloo and Cedar River Signs Inc. of Charles City. The biggest concern the Board had with the sign was if it was light enough to hang in the gym. • The Board will wait to choose whether to base the 2014-15 school year calendar on hours or days. • A request for an early calendar start date of Aug. 20 was approved. • A waiver request of Spanish III and Spanish IV for the 2013-14 school year was approved, as no one signed up to take the courses. • The Board approved posting advertisements for teacher vacancies for next school year. Third-grade teacher Anne Johnson is retiring to leave one full-time opening, while a sixth-grade hybrid position will be added. Also, with a bubble second grade group of 30 or 31, kindergarten will have to decrease to one section with 21 or 22, leaving another third-grade position available. “I’m pretty sure we’ll be able to hire internally,â€? Wood said.

MidAmerican Energy released that the city of Clarksville was on the list to receive an annual Trees Please! grant for $1,000. Through its energy efficiency program, MidAmerican Energy provides community organizations grants that promote energy efficiency. Grants are based on the individual merits of the project, the benefit to the community and the ability to obtain matching funds. Trees improve energy efficiency by serving as natural windbreaks and providing shade to homes and

businesses. Trees beautify parks, roadways and other common spaces within a community. Planting trees also improves air quality and helps protect and nourish the soil. About MAE Headquartered in Des Moines, MidAmerican Energy provides electric service to 734,000 customers, and natural gas service to 714,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. MAE is Iowa’s largest energy company. Visit www.midamericanenergy. com for more information.

Colon cancer Dress in Blue Day set for March 7

The sixth annual national Dress in Blue Day is set for Friday, March 7. The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched Dress in Blue Day in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer, and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Today, individuals, businesses and community groups across the country participate by wearing blue, and encouraging others to do the same. By going blue, we hope to raise public awareness and educate people on the facts about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease.

Similar to breast cancer’s pink ribbon, the nationally-recognized blue star represents the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and second leading cause of cancer death. However, through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases. • Approximately 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer every year • Colon cancer often has no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage • You can reduce your risk through regular screenings • Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you are high risk), everyone should talk to a doctor about getting a screening test for colon cancer • There are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the United States

Casey’s sign removed...

Full of rebar, this cement block is around half of what was excavated in removing the Casey’s General Store sign. (Pat Racette Photo)

Professional Plumbing Service, Inc., of Fairfax installs pipes above the foundation Monday of the new Casey’s General Store building. Electricians were scheduled to come in later in the week.

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CLARKSVILLE REBEKAH LODGE #533 Clarksville Rebekahs met at the Church of Christ at 12:00 on February 10 for birthday potluck. The meeting was opened at 1:30 p.m. by Noble Grand Shirlene Gruelke. Six members answered roll call. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. Sisters reported sick or in distress: It was noted Vice Grand Dawn Coates father-in-law passed away over the weekend. Sister Dorothy reported visiting Sister Glendora Nicholson, she was doing good. Communications: The Hawkeye Odd Fellow Rebekah Assembly President article was read. And February is Educational Month so article was read from the Hawkeye Odd Fellow. A donation was made to Educational Fund. Committee Report: Sister Dorothy will serve at the February 24 meeting. New Business: Plans are being made for our School of Instruction. With no further business, the meeting was closed in regular form. Betty Schurman Secretary ________ CLARKSVILLE LIONS CLUB The regular meeting of the Clarksville Lions Club was held on Mon-

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Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 1/15/14 Wyffel’s Hybrids 8-4 A&M Electric 8-4 Sonya’s Salon 6-6 Dralle’s Dept. Store 5-7 Allison Pharmacy 5-7 Emerald Door Inn 4-8 High Game / High Series Jack Majewski 201,204/594, Matt Katcher 221/576, Gordy Smith 201/567, Mike Salge 222/554, Daryl Healey 549, Clark Freesemann 543, Dick Reser 541, Darin Trees 523, Liz Kotenbrink 519, Derek Lines 514, Dave Iverson 201/513, Randy Moad 508, Mike Harper 210. Thursday Night Mixed Pin Buster League Date Bowled: Thursday, 1/16/14 Freeze Frame 6-2 Feldmeier’s 6-2 Curly’s DD 6-2 Pioneer 4-4 Cooper’s 1-7 Buck Wild 1-7

day evening, February 10, in the lunch room of Pete & Shorty’s with 6 members and two guests in attendance. Vice President Robert Fenneman called the meeting to order. Minutes of the January meeting were read and approved with one correction. Treasurer’s report read and approved. Old business- Preparations for the coming waffle breakfast to be held on March 1st at the Amvet building were reviewed. Ticket prices – Adults $7.00, Children ages 5 to 12, $5.00 under 5, no charge. New Business –Discussion was held concerning the annual Club support of several local organizations and Local, State and International projects. Motion made and seconded to contribute to Lions International $100.00, Iowa Lions Foundation $400.00, Leader Dog School $175.00 plus $55.00 to the Leader Dog Puppy program at the Fort Dodge Prison that was raised by Gabe Hoodjer, The Lions Clubs of Iowa International Youth Exchange Camp $125.00, Clarksville Food Pantry $150.00, C.H.S. Scholarship $300.00 and C.H.S. After Prom $35.00 Club members were informed that the annual RAGBRAI event would again be passing through Clarksville this year. The suggestion was made that the Clarksville Lions sponsor some type of fund raiser during this event. Lion William Tjaden introduced the District 9NC Governor Gary Schriever, wife and partner in service Elaine along with Gary’s Leader Dog LOGAN. Gary reported on District activities, suggested goals and projects to be achieved. Wayne E Rohlwing Sec. Treas William (BILL) Tjaden Co Sec. ________

Grassley internships available, applications due March 15 WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that summer internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due March 15. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo. There are two, six-week summer sessions. The first session will run from May 27 to July 3 and the second session will run from July 7 to Aug. 15. Interns will be placed in one of three departments: administrative, legislative or communications. An internship allows for a wide range of learning experience and exposure for students on Capitol Hill. A firsthand account of a Grassley internship can be read here. Grassley said he encourages young Iowans who are interested in learning more about the government to apply. “Interning in a congressional office is a good way for college students and new graduates to learn more about the legislative branch of the federal government while gaining valuable experience. Internships in my offices are available to students in all areas of study,� Grassley said. Application forms are available on Grassley’s website and in Grassley’s offices in Iowa. Due to securityrelated delays in postal mail delivery to U.S. Senate office buildings, internship applications should be emailed to intern_applications@ or faxed to 202224-5136. For additional information, email intern_applications@ or call 202-2243744.


Clarksville ~ 278-1999 High Game / High Series Matt Katcher 234/583, Clark Freesemann 219/580, Tony Mathis 202/551, Kevin McConaughy 201/537, Curt Shurman 200/530, Marv Enabnit 527, Curt Henrichs 216/519, Brett Steere 517, Randy Moad 205/516, Seth Flemming 219/514, Derek Lines 208/511, Scott Buss 504, Jim Blockus 502.

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Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 2/20/14 Allison Pharmacy 22-10 Wyffel’s Hybrids 18-14 A&M Electric 18-14 Sonya’s Salon 16-16 Dralle’s Dept. Store 11-21 Emerald Door Inn 11-21

Kathy Ackerman

80th Birthday Card Shower Planned Kathy Ackerman will be celebrating her 80th birthday on Thursday, February 27 with a card shower. Her children are Steve and friend Maggie, Tom and Teresa, Mark and Susan, Cathy Joe & Joel and Teresa and Rod. She has ten grandchildren, one deceased and seven great-grandchildren. A family dinner is planned at a later date. Cards may be sent to 1011 7th St., Apt. 12, Allison, IA 50602.

March MAN-Ness Event to be held at Fainting Goat “Are you man enough?â€? With a nod to NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament, Waverly Health Center has created its own men’s health awareness event – March MAN-ness – to stress the importance of disease prevention and early detection for men. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fainting Goat in Waverly. WHC providers will hold a men’s health panel discussion – staged in the style of a sports press conference. Area men are invited to join us for free food and drink, as well as sports trivia, games and prizes! WHC provider panel: • Dr. Courtney Bochmann, Nashua Clinic • Dr. Clay Dahlquist, Christophel Clinic • Shannon Hull, PA-C, Shell Rock Clinic • Dr. Troy Ivey, General Surgery Clinic This event is free, but registration is required at or by calling (319) 483-1360. Don’t forget to wear your favorite sports gear!

High Game / High Series Clark Freesemann 228,211/627, Cody Gethmann 215,222/581, Derek Lines 234/578, Dick Reser 558, Jack Majewski 551, Darin Trees 545, Randy Moad 212/540, Sonya Bauer 534, Dave Smith 525, Randy Lines 216/523, Matt Katcher 520, Kevin McConaughy 517, Mike Salge 507, Liz Kotenbrink 209/506, Mike Harper 201/502.

WHC applies for Magnet designation Public Open Forum March 3 Waverly Health Center (WHC) has applied to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the prestigious designation of Magnet. The Magnet designation recognizes excellence in nursing services. On Monday, March 3 from 4:35 to 5:30 p.m. in the Tendrils rooftop garden on the health center campus, community members and patients are invited to an open forum to provide comments to a team of appraisers from the ANCC. The appraisers are in Waverly to determine if WHC should be granted Magnet designation. Please use the red lot and enter through the Tendrils Rooftop Garden Event Entrance. To learn more about Magnet designation, go to

Cedar Valley Polka Club dance March 9 The Cedar Valley Polka Club is holding a dance on Sunday, March 9 at the Center Inn in Readlyn. Big Ben and Brian, from Rose Creek, MN will be providing the music from 1:30-5:30. The band plays polka, waltz, foxtrots, and country. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Fat Tuesday/ Mardi Gras Celebration Tuesday, March 4 4:30 - 7:00 pm Clarksville Amvet Hall Choice of 4 soups, homemade breads, desserts & drinks FREE WILL DONATION Sponsored by: IUCC Fund Raising Committee * Bake Sale

WHITETAIL CLASSIC SPORT SHOW & AUCTION New Location! New Schedule! March 14th- 16th at Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA Friday, March 14th: 11:30AM BIG ANTLER AUCTION 13th Saturday, March 15th: Annual 10AM Taxidermy, Decor & More Sunday, March 16th: Free deer scoring! 10AM Guns, Sporting Goods & More

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90th Birthday Open House/Card Shower John “Jack� Smith will be celebrating his 90th birthday on February 28. His family will be hosting an open house on Saturday, March 1, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Community Nursing Home activity room. Cards may be sent to Jack at PO Box 159, Clarksville, IA 50619.

Marian Schipper

75th Birthday Card Shower The family of Marian Schipper would like to honor her with a card shower for her 75th birthday on March 6. Marian is temporarily residing at Long Term Care in Grundy Center. Friends may visit her or send cards to her at: Marian Schipper, Long Term Care, 201 East J Avenue, Room 129, Grundy Center, IA 50638.

Waverly Health Center to host upcoming events Waverly Health Center (WHC) will host the following events the week of March 2-8: • Tuesday, March 4, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. This group meets monthly and is designed to provide education and support to caregivers as they care for their loved one. Caregivers are now encouraged to bring their loved ones with Alzheimer’s/dementia to share in a music therapy session, led by Kara Rewerts, MT-BC, WHC’s board-certified music therapist. No musical background is needed. • Tuesday, March 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Prediabetes 101. Plan to attend if you have diabetes in your family, or if you have been told you have borderline diabetes. • Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to Noon – Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group. Plan to attend if you or someone close to you is affected by Parkinson’s disease. All events are free and will be held in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the WHC campus. Please park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils Rooftop Garden event entrance, located south of the Center Pharmacy drive-up.

Faith Lutheran Preschool and Childcare Center will host an enrollment registration and open house Monday, March 3, from 5:30 - 7p.m., at 422 N. Prairie St., Shell Rock. Families are invited to come meet our dedicated staff, tour our 4-star facility and register for the 2014-2015 school year. Faith Lutheran Preschool is a multidenominational Christian preschool IRUFKLOGUHQDJHWKUHHÂżYH&KLOGFDUHLVDYDLODEOHEHIRUHDQGDIWHU preschool and on days when preschool is not in session from 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5HJLVWUDWLRQZLOODOVREHDYDLODEOHIRURXUEHIRUHDQGDIWHUVFKRRODJH program and the 2014 summer program designed for children age 3-4th grade. For more information, contact Mila Smith at 319-885-4546,, or visit

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Clubs & Meetings FRIENDSHIP CLUB The January meeting of Friendship Club was cancelled due to bad weather. For our February meeting, we had an evening out with spouses and friends. We met at 6:00 p.m. at the Brown Bottle in Cedar Falls. It was a fun evening with food and visiting. Those attending were: Jeanie Scheidecker, Verlene Senne, Bob and LaDonna Wamsley, Dale and Margaret Harris, Ralph and Margaret Scheidecker, and Bob and Sherry Litterer. Our March meeting will be at Martha Whiteside’s at 1:30 p.m. on March 11. ________

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Church Directory ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, March 2: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, March 5: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, March 5: 9:00 a.m. Mary Circle; 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8 Confirmation Thurs., March 6: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Saturday, March 8: 7:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study at Elm Springs Trinity Reformed Church Pastor Gary Mulder 614 Cherry St. 319-267-2982 Note: Handicap Accessible Services are broadcast live on Dumont Cable Channel 998. Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 4:15 p.m. Grief Share Monday, March 3: 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Wednesday, March 5: 6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Thursday, March 6: 7:00 p.m. Elders/Deacons Meetings; 7:45 p.m. Consistory APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, March 2: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, March 5: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, March 2: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, March 2: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Worship. Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, March 2: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Kesley. CLARKSVILLE – Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, March 2: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship/Communion.

Monday, March 3: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Services. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, March 2: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship/Communion. Sunday, March 9: 9:15 a.m. regular Sunday School time. Morning Worship service for Daylight Savings time Sunday is 10:30 a.m. at the Shell Rock UMC church. Please note this is a new arrangement for the Shell Rock and Clarksville UMC to share a service. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Saturday, March 1: Deliver Meals. Sunday, March 2: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship/Communion; 11:30 a.m. Council; 1:30 p.m. Nursing Home. Monday, March 3: 1:30 p.m. Dorcas Sewing. Tuesday, March 4: Shrove Tuesday - 4:30-7:00 p.m. Soup Supper. Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Services. Thursday, March 6: 1:30 p.m. Women’s Fellowship. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Rev. Kris Snyder, Pastor 1st, 2nd and 5th Saturdays; 3rd and 4th Saturdays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Saturday, March 1: 5:00 p.m. Worship/Communion. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, March 2: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church 319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor Sunday, March 2: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, March 2: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Traditional Holy Communion; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Sunday School, Luther League; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Tuesday, March 4: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 10;00 a.m. Service of Prayer & Healing; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Confirmation Friday, March 7: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Saturday, March 8: 6:00

p.m. Worship NASHUASt. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Sunday, March 2: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service/Communion; Coffee Hour. Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service. Thursday, March 6: 7:00 p.m. Women’s Fellowship. Friday, March 7: World Day of Prayer @ Methodist Church in Nashua. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, March 2: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell – 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. ROSEVILLESt. Mary Church Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. SHELL ROCK – United Methodist Church 204 S. Prairie Street Pastor Dan Fernandez 319-885-4554 Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, March 2: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 p.m. AWANAS-Bible Verses, Stories, Refreshments Peace Lutheran Church (LCMS) 121 East Washington Pastor Michael Knox 319-231-9761 Sundays 9:30 a.m. KXEL AM Radio Bible Class The Double Edged Sword Saturday, March 1: 5:00 p.m. Worship; 6:00 p.m. Bible Class. Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, March 2: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m.

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VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, March 2: 8:45 a.m. New Member Class, Sunday School, Confirmation, Adult Class; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion, Coffee & Fellowship Wednesday, March 5: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, March 8: 7:00 a.m. Prayer at Elm Springs WAVERLYSt. Mary’s Catholic Church 2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 28: 9:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, March 1: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass; Food Bank Collection. Sunday, March 2: Food Bank Collection; 8:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word/Mulert Baptism; 11:00 a.m. Generations of Faith; 5:00 p.m. Generations of Faith. Wednesday, March 5: 6:00 p.m. Generations of Faith; 7:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Masses; Noon Word & Service. Friday, March 7: 9:00 a.m. Mass. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, March 2: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church Missouri Synod “Church of the Lutheran Hour� On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW Rev. Matthew Versemann & Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, March 2: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, March 5: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Senior Pastor Rev. Marvin Talamantez Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, March 2: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

Gene LeRoy Miller, 82, of Dumont, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at his home in Dumont with his wife and loved ones by his side. He was born on July 19, 1931, in rural Butler County, Iowa, to Ebel and Onita (DeArmoun) Miller. Gene graduated from Dumont Community Schools in 1949. He drove school bus and worked for Lloyd White Trucking until he served two years in United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Dora Mae Homer in 1953, they had two children Troy and Lisa. Their marriage later ended in divorce. Gene rejoined farming with his dad and brother, Arnold Miller, upon returning from Korea, and continued farming his entire life. On March 4, 1984, Gene married Patricia Hudson and they moved to the family home in Dumont in 1987, where he contin-

ued farming with his nephews Mike Day and Mike Myers. In addition to farming, Gene also worked part-time farming with Art Wagner and Robert Heilskov and drove truck for Stock Trucking from 1999 to 2010. Besides his lifelong love for farming, Gene also enjoyed wood crafting, riding around on his lawn mower and spending time helping his neighbors. Many friends and family members continue to enjoy the beautiful wood pieces he lovingly created. He was a member of the New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church -Dumont Center, the Vulcan Lodge in Bristow and the Dumont American Legion. Gene is survived by his loving wife Patricia Miller of Dumont, son Troy Miller of Mesa, Arizona, daughter Lisa (Michael) Lasch of Austin, Texas, step-son Lonnie Steenhard of Cresco, step-son Martin Steenhard of Cresco, step-son Danny Steenhard of New Hampton, step-daughter Lori Kummer of Charles City, grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ebel and Onita, brother Arnold Miller and sister Geraldine Day. Funeral services were held at Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church - Dumont Center, with Pastor Ann Donat officiating. Burial took place in the Dumont Cemetery in Dumont. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont was in charge of arrangements.

BULLFROG LESSON How do you boil a bullfrog? Here is the recipe. Catch a bullfrog. Put a pan of water on the stove – cool water. Place the bullfrog in the water and turn the heat on low. Gradually let the water warm up and as it gets hotter and hotter the bullfrog will only enjoy his private sauna. Keep turning up the temperature until the water boils. The bullfrog will not jump out but will allow itself to be boiled alive. It happens because he becomes acclimated to the rising temperature and does not resist. This is also the way the devil “boils� his victims. He gets them to commit little bitsy sins and then when that feels OK he gets them to sin a little bigger sin and soon he turns up the heat until his victim is boiled in very serious sin. Is this not the way the vulgar language has become acceptable in out entertainment? It all started with “Gone With the Wind� when the words were spoken, “Frankly, my dear I don’t give a d____.� The studio was fined for that a few thousand dollars but nothing more. It went over and then more vulgar words were spoken and gradually the audience became acclimated to the use of foul language in entertainment. So the precaution to one and all is, during Lent check what little sins are in your life and see if you can turn the tendency around before you get acclimated and commit bigger and bigger transgressions of God’s Commandments. Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greene

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Tomato Grafting and Pest Management workshop WAUKON, Iowa -- Grafting tomatoes is centuries old and it has come to the forefront in the past decade for several reasons. Grafting can be used successfully to manage soil borne diseases and improve yields in both hybrid and heirloom tomatoes. Growers also are interested in learning about grafting tomatoes for yield improvement and disease management. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct a tomato grafting and pest management workshop Friday, March 28 at North East Iowa Dairy Foundation Center, Calmar. Iowa State University presenters at the workshop include Ajay Nair, extension horticulturist, and Erika Saalau-Rojas and Melissa Irizarry, plant pathologists with the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Lab. The workshop is co-sponsored by The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. The workshop begins with a 9:45 a.m. registration, followed by the basics of tomato grafting and a hands-on grafting exercise before lunch. Insect and disease identification and pest management strategies and options will be covered during the afternoon session. Live samples will be available to learn how to identify pests and disease, and their symptoms. Master gardeners, home gardeners and commercial vegetable growers will find this hands-on grafting and pest management experience beneficial. To register, contact Teresa Wiemerslage at the Allamakee County Extension Office at or 563-7940599.

ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Field Crop Scout School AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a Field Crop Scout School on Saturday, March 8 at the Scheman Continuing Education Building, Iowa State Center, Ames. Designed for beginning crop scouts, the daylong course features workshops on crop growth and development; weed, disease and insect identification; non-pest crop injuries; and scouting methods and techniques. A supplemental Field Scouting Basics class, a new offering in 2014, will be held in May at the Field Extension Education Laboratory. Attendees of the March school will receive discounted registration for the field session in May. Registration for the May session will open following the scout school. “Consider the March school the three credit foundation course and the May class the one credit lab session,� said Stuart McCulloh, extension program specialist and field crop school coordinator. “The agenda for the basics class will be based on feedback from the March school as well as a needs assessment quiz at the start of the May session. Together the two sessions form a comprehensive package.� Doors open at 7:30 a.m. March 8 for the Field Crop Scout School, with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. The school ends at 4:45 p.m. The fee is $100 and includes field guides, course handouts, lunch and breaks. Online registration (VISA, MasterCard or Discover) is available at Registration must be completed by midnight, Feb. 28. Registration is limited to 150 participants and pre-registration is required to attend; registrations will not be accepted at the door for this program. For more information, call 515509-8308 or email smac@iastate. edu.

Conserving Lands and Waters in Iowa Through the Farm Bill By Jan Glendening, Iowa State Director, The Nature Conservancy in Iowa Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate finally reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-awaited farm bill this week, and moved swiftly to pass that into law. The conservation programs contained in the farm bill are proof that Congress can improve policy, get strong bipartisan support and save scarce federal dollars at the same time. Many people don’t realize that, while the farm bill is primarily about food and farms, it’s also, by far, the nation’s largest investment supporting conservation, restoration and management of private lands in Iowa. This farm bill will be one of the strongest ever for conservation, despite our polarized political climate and budget challenges. The bill includes funding for conservation programs that improve air and water quality, protect our soils and create fish and wildlife habitats, thereby providing meaningful benefits to all Americans, particularly here in Iowa. Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy is already working to reduce nitrates in our water by 45 percent. That, combined with critical programs funded through the farm bill and investment from the private sector, will help provide a bright future for farming in Iowa. For example: ¡ The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) pays farmers to set aside production on environmentally sensitive farmland and plant native wildlife species. ¡ The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) protects grazing and pasture land from being used for row-crop agriculture or urban development. ¡ The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can be used to implement practices that keep soil and nutrients in fields and out of Iowa’s streams and rivers, such as reduced tillage, nutrient management and cover crops. EQIP also provides resources for improving wildlife habitat, such as prairie restoration, tree and shrub plantings. ¡ Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) provides financial and technical assistance so landowners can restore and create wetlands, improving habitats for migratory

birds and wildlife, improving water quality, and aiding in flood control and ground water recharge. ¡ Technical Assistance (TA) funding pays for conservation planning, student outreach and landowner meetings. All Americans enjoy the results of good conservation programs and in Iowa, farmers and landowners depend on these programs to provide a safe and abundant food supply while protecting and restoring habitat such as wetlands and grasslands, improving water quality and increasing flood control and wildlife habitat. The conservation programs in the farm bill recognize that the health of the soil, water, and other natural resources in Iowa and around the country is essential to the longterm productivity and economic viability of agriculture; that protecting and managing our natural resources is critical to the future of Iowa’s communities; and that most of our nation’s opportunities for fishing, hunting and observing nature depend on privately owned habitat on farms, ranches and forest land. At The Nature Conservancy, we’ve worked for decades with farmers, ranchers and other private landowners to help them succeed while conserving precious soil and water. As a result of that work, we support this farm bill and can say without a doubt that the conservation programs in this bill will work to serve the short and long-term interests of Iowa and the American people. We deserve cleaner water, better soil conservation, enhanced wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities, increased flood protection and stronger local communities and rural economies and of course, affordable and healthy food. The leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees should be commended for finding a healthy way forward by working together, listening to the people on the ground about what works and leading the way for all of Congress to vote for smart, efficient solutions. Thank you House Representatives Steve King, David Loebsack, Bruce Braley and Tom Latham, as well as Senator Tom Harkin for supporting this important piece of legislation.

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Grain Bin Safety Week Almost every day there are tractors, wagons and semis going past my office window; farmers are hauling corn to the elevator. (My husband is also trying to accomplish this task at home between the snow storms!) Emptying grain bins at any time is dangerous and the fatality rate for grain entrapment accidents has been increasing. Entrapments have usually resulted in a 100% mortality rate. February 23 – March 1 is Grain Bin Safety Week and a time to stop and check on the safety precautions necessary before a person enters a grain bin for any reason. I was able to meet and listen to Arick Baker, a New Providence farmer, who talked at a meeting I attended. If you remember this story from a year ago, Arick was trapped in a grain bin after entering to check on some rotten corn. He found the rotten corn and also managed to hit an air pocket which quickly resulted in corn engulfing him. He said there was about 18 inches of corn above his head. Arick was a grain bin entrapment survivor because of 2 things: 1) A ventilation mask which had just been purchased for him a few days before his accident. While the mask did not produce oxygen, it did filter the air of dust and dirt and allowed him to breathe. One of the major factors in grain bin mortality cases is suffocation. 2) A rescue tube, recently received by the Iowa Falls Fire Department, was placed around Baker (once he was located) to prevent corn from falling around him. The fire department volunteers had spent days receiving training on how to use this device to safely extract people from bins. Arick has no doubt that the mask saved his life; he fought to live and the recovery quickly changed to rescue when his hand was found. He told the audience he had been

taught from a young age that he would die if he was ever in a grain bin accident. There are some tips to entering bins safely as described by Nationwide Agribusiness: develop a rescue plan, develop a written permit system, de-energize and lock out equipment, monitor the air, secure a life line, utilize an observer and train workers. No one enters a grain bin without being aware of the dangers involved, but sometimes safety is not the #1 thing on a farmer’s mind. In Iowa, with all the corn acres and grain bins, it would be ideal if each and every fire department had a rescue tube and the necessary training to use it. Ideal is not always possible, however. This year, Nationwide Agribusiness has partnered with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety, (where I have my Farm Safety Day training each year!) to provide grain entrapment rescue training to 1 nominated fire department or emergency rescue squad. The winning department also receives a rescue tube valued at $2,600 courtesy of KC Supply. If you’d like to nominate your community’s fire department for this training you need to; provide your name, mailing and email address, the name and address of your local fire department and one page describing how the local fire department and community would benefit from this type of training and tube, and how they plan to share the tube and training with nearby departments. Completed nominations can be emailed to or mailed to NECAS, Grain Bin Safety Ag Contest, 8342 NICC Dr, Peosta, IA 52068. Contest ends April 30, 2014. Keep your farm workers safe, nominate your fire department today!

Value added Ag Annie’s Project course begins March 7 AMES, Iowa -- Another cen- market information and direct tral Iowa value added agricul- marketing methods ture course is coming to Ames • Production tools, farmland this March. This special value leasing, USDA programs and added agriculture Annie’s Project niche production protocols course takes place in four, six“By bringing local professionhour sessions. Course curriculum als into the classroom, women covers five areas of agricultural considering or involved in adding risk: financial, human resources, value to their on-farm production legal, marketing and production. will develop new networks and The Women Food and Ag Net- be able to utilize new resources work is partnering with Iowa to grow their businesses,â€? said State University Extension and Margaret Smith, Annie’s Project Outreach, Farm Credit Services educator and ISU Extension Valof America and the United States ue Added Agriculture Program Department of Agriculture to of- Specialist. Besides presentations, fer this course. The class will there will be in-class activities be taught over four weeks on and discussions based on particiFridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pant questions, as well as followp.m. March 7, 14, 21 and 28, at up activities to complete at home. the Des Moines Area CommuThose interested in the Value nity College – Hunziker Center, Added Agriculture Annie’s Proj1420 S. Bell Ave. in Ames, Iowa. ect course can find more informaThe registration cost is $75 and tion and register online at www. includes course materials and, or contact lunch each session. Lani McKinney at the Value Annie’s Project educators un- Added Agriculture office at 515derstand the necessity of grow- 294-9483, or ing and diversifying small, niche, “The Value Added Agriculture beginning and value added agri- Annie’s Project course I took cultural businesses. was especially nice because of “With the growth and empha- its focus on small niche farms. It sis on local foods, more people wasn’t just focused on corn, soyare interested in pursuing this beans, pigs and cows. The other segment of agricultural produc- people taking the class were in tion,â€? said Marsha Laux, Annie’s the same situation I was, so we Project state coordinator and pro- could share with each other,â€? gram coordinator with Iowa State said Nicole Jonas, who operates University Extension and Out- Red Granite Farm with her young reach’s Value Added Agriculture family in Boone, Iowa. Program. “This requires careful The course is part of the Womplanning and using the right tools en, Food and Agriculture Netand strategies.â€? work “Harvesting Our Potentialâ€? In the Value Added Agriculture program. Funding is provided Annie’s Project course, women by the Beginning Farmer and will learn more about: Rancher Development Program • Financial ratios, balance of the National Institute of Food sheets, budgeting, enterprise and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # analysis and business planning 2012-49400-19573. It is also part • Human resource manage- of the Iowa State University Exment, communication styles and tension and Outreach USDA Risk farm family insurance needs Management Agency Commu• Legal issues, estate laws, nity Partnership Grant # RMAproperty title and employee re- RPG05162. quirements • Marketing plans, access to


Yard and Garden: When to Prune AMES, Iowa — In a single motion pruning demonstrates both the art and science of horticulture. Perhaps that’s why so many homeowners get nervous and postpone or ignore the task. Understanding how plants grow, why pruning is necessary and which tools to use can remove the mystery surrounding this routine practice. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach answer pruning questions. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at or 515-294-3108. When should I prune my shrubs? The proper time to prune deciduous and evergreen shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time and health or condition. Spring-flowering shrubs, such as lilac and forsythia, bloom in spring on the growth of the previous season. The best time to prune springflowering shrubs depends on the health or condition of the plants. Neglected, overgrown springflowering shrubs often require extensive pruning to rejuvenate or renew the plants. The best time to rejuvenate large, overgrown shrubs is late winter or early spring (late February to early April). Heavy pruning in late winter or early spring will reduce or eliminate the flower display for two or three years. However, the long-term results of rejuvenation pruning are restoration of plant health, improvement in plant appearance and greater bloom. The best time to prune healthy, well-maintained spring-flowering shrubs is immediately after flowering. (Healthy, well-maintained shrubs should require only light to moderate pruning.) Pruning immediately after flowering allows gardeners to enjoy the spring flower display and provides adequate time for the shrubs to initiate new flower buds for next season. Summer-flowering shrubs, such as potentilla and Japanese spirea, bloom in summer on the current year’s growth. Prune summerflowering shrubs in late winter or early spring. The pruned shrubs will bloom in summer on the current year’s growth. Some deciduous shrubs don’t produce attractive flowers. These shrubs may possess colorful bark, fruit or foliage. Prune these shrubs in late winter or early spring before growth begins. Prune evergreen shrubs, such as juniper and yew, in early to mid-

April before new growth begins. Light pruning may also be done in mid-summer. When is the best time to prune shade trees? February through March is generally regarded as the best time to prune most deciduous trees. The absence of foliage at this time of year gives the individual a clear view of the tree and allows the selection and removal of appropriate branches. Also, the walling-off or compartmentalization of wounds occurs most rapidly just prior to the onset of growth in spring. Oaks are an exception. The winter months – December, January and February – are the best time to prune oak trees. Deciduous trees can be pruned at other times of the year with little or no negative consequences. However, if possible, avoid pruning deciduous trees in spring when trees are leafing out and in fall when trees are dropping their leaves. To reduce the risk of an oak wilt infection, do not prune oaks from March through October. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is lethal to many oaks. It can be spread from infected trees to healthy trees by sapfeeding beetles (“picnic bugs�). If an oak tree must be pruned in spring or summer (such as after a storm), apply latex house paint to the pruning cuts to avoid attracting sap-feeding beetles to the wounds. When should I prune my fruit trees? Late February to early April is the best time to prune fruit trees in Iowa. Summer pruning of fruit trees is generally not recommended. However, water sprouts (rapidly growing shoots that often develop just below a pruning cut) can be removed in June or July. When should I prune my gooseberries? Fruit producing shrubs, such as gooseberries, currants and blueberries, should be pruned in late winter or early spring. In Iowa, pruning can be done from late February until bud break. When is the best time to prune grapevines? The most desirable time to prune grapevines is late winter or early spring. In Iowa, pruning can begin in late February and should be completed by early April. Grapevines pruned at this time of year may “bleed� heavily. However, the loss of sap does not harm the vines.

Master Equine Manager course offered online AMES, Iowa -- -Horse owners and enthusiasts now have an online option for learning horse management. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Equine Manager Program is a comprehensive educational experience that teaches the science of horse management along with riding and training concepts. Master Equine Manager was introduced by ISU Extension and Outreach in 2004 as a face-to-face program. The online option was introduced Feb. 1 and expands access to the popular course. The Master Equine Manager online course covers horse welfare, nutrition, health and selection. Complete details of the online course are posted at www. “Making a comprehensive Webbased educational series that addresses the science of horse management enhances Iowa’s broad-based horse industry,� said Dale Miller, Master Equine Manager program state coordinator. “Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is responding to the educational needs of horse owners and enthusiasts in Iowa and beyond.� Iowans began enrolling in the course when it became available earlier this month, as did people from the neighboring states of Nebraska, Minnesota and Illinois. Horse owners from Connecticut and Virginia also have expressed excitement at the opportunity to learn and receive their Master Equine Manager Certificate upon program completion. “The new Master Equine Manager Program informs and educates people on quality horse care and responsible horse ownership,� said Peggy

Miller-Auwerda, ISU Extension and Outreach horse specialist. “After completing the online self-study modules and hands-on evaluation/ training, participants will receive their Master Equine Manager certification.â€? Miller-Auwerda said horse owners, enthusiasts, boarding facility managers and industry employees also benefit from increased knowledge and networking with others in the horse industry. The learning modules and topics include: • Welfare of Horses: understanding horse behavior, facilities and equipment, equine quality assurance • Horse Nutrition: forages for horses, feeds and feeding • Horse Health: equine emergency treatment, vaccinations for horses, understanding horse parasites and hoof care • Selection of Horses: conformation and evaluation, unsoundness and blemishes Course registration is open to junior and senior high school students and adults with an interest in horses. Registrations can be made at http:// register.html. Program fee is $250 for high school students and $325 for all others. Graduates of the program will become certified Master Equine Managers and are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with others. Continuing education units are available upon request. For more information, visit www., contact Peggy M. Auwerda at or 515-294-5260, or contact Dale Miller at or 641-842-2014.

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6 • Thursday, February 27, 2014 The Grassley Bulletin

Pat Grassley ~ State Representative House District 50

House Ag Committee Passes a Hand Full of Bills On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, the House Agriculture Committee approved four pieces of legislation; House File 2006, House File 2123, House File 2210, and House Study Bill 524. On February 18th the Committee approved House File 2001 that adds watershed management authorities to the list of entities that can apply for and be awarded local watershed improvement grants. House File 2006 extends the current five-year limit on the carry forward of unused beginning farmer asset transfer tax credits to ten years, which also includes custom farming tax credits. House File 2123 channels financial assistance to low-income pet owners for spay and neuter veterinary services. This bill was amended in Committee to remove language that would have imposed a fee on commercial pet establishments, created a larger spay neuter board (of five instead of three) and charged the Board with developing a mission to plan, develop, implement, and administer a strategy for the humane control of pet populations. The third measure considered by the Committee, House File 2210 creates a national urban-ag academy by adding language to encourage the Board of Regents to conduct an annual urban-ag academy. This will provide opportunities for urban, minority, and rural legislators and policymakers to meet with experts in agriculture, rural development, and other similar areas to help keep legislators fully informed concerning agricultural issues. The establishment of the academy is contingent on available funding. The fourth measure, House Study Bill 524, lifts the maximum assessment cap the corn growers may vote to impose on themselves from 1-cent per bushel, currently in effect, to a two stage increase in the maximum assessment cap from the current 1-penny per bushel to no more than 2-cents between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2019 and 3-cents on and after September 1, 2019. The measure also creates an ‘Iowa Corn Check off Task Force’ composed of 5 voting members including all of the following: * Iowa Secretary of Agriculture;

Student Poverty Increases Classroom Needs The number of Iowa kids growing up in poverty is at a 50-year high, and our state’s childhood poverty rate is climbing faster than the national average. In fact, 41 percent of students in Iowa schools live in poverty and are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Schools with a large number of students from low-income families send fewer graduates to college than schools with high-income families, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Schools with more than half of their students in poverty also saw more of their students drop out of college than did higher-income schools. We must do more to help students from low-income families. One idea is to provide schools with an extra $250 for each student who qualifies for free or reduced-price lunches (SSB 3160). This amounts to less than 10 percent additional funding for these Iowa students. The national average is an additional 29 percent. Schools use the money to boost student achievement among low-income students through before and after-school education programs, summer school, intensive tutoring, mentoring and more. Protecting Seniors From Abuse & Exploitation Thousands of older Americans are abused, neglected and exploited every year in the U.S. Many victims are particularly vulnerable, depending on others to help them with the most basic activities of daily living. In 2001, Iowa implemented an Elder Abuse Initiative in 22 counties to focus on prevention, intervention, detection and reporting of elder abuse. Between

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* two first purchasers, one appointed by the Iowa Institute of Cooperatives and the other by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, * two corn producers, one appointed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the other by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. In addition, there are four legislative ex-officio members with one from each caucus in the General Assembly. The Task Force is charged with developing and submitting a report regarding its finding and recommendation to the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture by September 1, 2014 concerning the development and implementation of a system to allow corn referendum ballots to be cast through the mail, and increase refund awareness with first purchasers. Continue To Keep In Touch In addition to my Listening Posts, I have produced this newsletter called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Grassley Bulletinâ&#x20AC;? to keep you informed of the issues going on at the Capitol. The Bulletin is distributed to local newspapers and interested constituents. I encourage you to contact me at any time throughout the year with any issues or concerns. Whether I am down in Des Moines or on the farm in New Hartford, remember that I work for you. Without your input, I cannot properly represent your views. I look forward to hearing from you this legislative session, and I am excited to continue my work for the people of House District 50. Pat Grassley State Representative Fiftieth District Statehouse: (515) 281-3221, email â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pat.grassley@legis.iowa. gov<mailto:pat.grassley@legis.> Home Address: 30601 Deer Trail Dr., New Hartford, Iowa 50660, Home: (319) 983-9019 House of Representatives, State of Iowa, Eighty-Fifth General Assembly, STATEHOUSE, Des Moines, Iowa 50319 Committees Agriculture, Chair Commerce State Government Ways and Means Appropriations Subcommittee Agriculture and Natural Resources

2007 and 2011, the initiative received almost 12,000 referrals of potential elder abuse, 44 percent concerned financial exploitation. With the demonstrated need, we must strengthen efforts to help vulnerable seniors throughout the state. SF 2117 creates an Elder Abuse Resource & Referral Program to work with area agencies on aging to increase awareness of elder abuse and to provide help. SF 2168 will specifically address financial exploitation of Iowa seniors, which often occurs at the hands of family members or caretakers. Many seniors give a â&#x20AC;&#x153;power of attorneyâ&#x20AC;? to someone they trust so that person can make financial decisions on their behalf, including managing their money, paying their bills and purchasing necessities. Power of attorney is exercised responsibly among most Iowans. Unfortunately, there is growing evidence of unethical people who prey on vulnerable seniors, stealing from them and abusing their power. Based on recommendations of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elder Abuse Task Force, the Senate Judiciary Committee developed an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Actâ&#x20AC;? to address the problem. SF 2168 will help prevent and detect power of attorney abuse. Our seniors deserve respect and dignity. These are two steps toward protecting some of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most vulnerable citizens. Upcoming Listening Posts â&#x20AC;˘ Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m.: Butler County Legislative Listening Post at Allison Public Library, 412 3rd Street â&#x20AC;˘ Friday, February 28 at 1 p.m.: Franklin County Legislative Listening Post at Center One, 5 First Street SW, Hampton

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Affordable Care Act case studies: Three patients, doctor and bewildered Did you watch Cathy McMorrisRodgers, U.S. Rep. from Washington, deliver the Republican response to the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State of The Union Speech? As an example of how bad she thought Obamacare was, she described Bette in Spokane, who supposedly faced a $700 per month premium hike after her policy was cancelled. Unfortunately, the Congresswomanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office never talked to Bette; they just heard the rumor on Fox News. When the local newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, interviewed Bette Grenier, it turns out she was comparing her previous substandard policy that had a $10,000 deductible to a high-priced alternative her insurance company was pushing. She refused to have anything to do with that Obama Web site where she could have found better and cheaper alternatives. Just about every horror story about ACA turns out to be either blatantly misleading or false. So, I interviewed local people about their thoughts on Obamacare. The following case descriptions are true, but identities are disguised for privacy. Case 1 Joe is a 27-year-old single male living in Butler County, attending college, working part time and always short of cash. Because of Obamacare, he could be carried on his parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health insurance for the past several years, but now is getting his own insurance for about same cost as his cell phone bill. Case 2 Stephanie is a 42-year-old single professional living in the area. She has a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree and 20 years of practice in her field. In 2010, she left a job with benefits to start her own business. Initially, she was able to purchase health insurance at a reasonable rate, but her premiums increased 30 percent per year. She was forced to drop the policy, and go uninsured. With the passage of Obamacare, Stephanie was able to purchase health insurance at an affordable rate with improved coverage and consumer protections. Case 3 Chris is a 59-year-old hog farmer

in the area who developed Type II diabetes. His wife, Kristi, is fine, except she has a heart murmur. His original health insurance policy would be considered substandard today because it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cover much. He had to pay the cost of his insurance, plus over $19,000 in uncovered medical bills the year he was diagnosed. Then, the company dropped them as uninsurable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year my wife and I are signed up with the ACA/Obamacare,â&#x20AC;? Chris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got the Silver Plan with coopportunity health, and will pay $4,000 per year for better coverage than I had before with a maximum of $800 out of pocket in deductibles and co-pays. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Godsend.â&#x20AC;? One doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion A doctor practices his specialty in an office close to Butler County. He sees great strides being made to deliver health care more efficiently under Obamacare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before Obamacare, people who could not afford health insurance would go to the ER and get free medical care,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was subsidized by charging people with health insurance higher premiums. That is socialism. Under Obamacare, people can afford to buy their own health insurance. That is called taking personal responsibility.â&#x20AC;? Negative reactions Was everyone I talked to happy about Obamacare? I talked to several low income and low information people who could certainly benefit from it, but told me they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like Obamacare. Some of them didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to be told what to do, others thought it was too confusing so they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to sign up by the March deadline, and many had no understanding of insurance terms or their past or future health care needs. In order to shop for medical insurance, people need to know their needs and budget. They should compare plans and their total monthly cost for all medical expenses including co-pays, deductibles and prescription costs. Help is available If a person needs consumer assistance, I recommend going to a healthcare navigator or a Certified Application Counselor. Also, Peoples Community Health Clinic in Waterloo or in Clarksville will assist too, along with County Extension Service.

IMAGINE SPORTS By Don Blau â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sports are out of whackâ&#x20AC;? After nearly a decade of sports writing, and thousands upon thousands hours of viewing games, I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to believe the truth of this spawning statement written nearly 40 years ago by a prominent sports broadcaster. In a sullen manner he stated, Sports are out of whack. What does this mean? Sports are out of whack. Is it true? As much as I love sports and continue to write about players, teams, games and beyond, the truth actually may be painful. This prolific statement was written by Howard Cosell in reference to sports in America during the 1980s. Cosell penned, Sports are out of whack in the American society; that the emphasis is placed upon sports distorts the real values of lifeâ&#x20AC;Ś If Cosell felt this way four decades ago, is the same statement relevant today? First of all, you have to know Howard Cosell. For readers under the age of 40, his name may not ring a bell. Yet throughout the rich tradition of American sports in the second half of the 20th century, Cosell was a noted media figure within the gamut of the entire sporting world. He had a love/hate relationship with his fans, as commentator on Monday Night Football, and was a major voice for different Olympics, especially boxing. Cosell loved baseball among other sporting venues, and was a New York mainstay in the sports scene with just his presence and iconic voice. Perhaps Cosellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous

commentary occurred in 1973 during a boxing match between Joe Frazier and George Foreman for the World Heavyweight Championship in Kingston, Jamaica. After a stellar introduction of the fighters, which only Cosell could so proclaim, Foreman knocked Frazier out in lightning fashion during the first round. Screaming and bellowing uncontrollably with his most distinctive, military cadence voice, Howard shouts, Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! This repetitious chant is one of the most famous in American sports broadcasting history. During his career, Cosell believed sports were gaining too much control over peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. Is this true today? Are sports in 2014 over saturated by unlimited cable, streaming, smart phones, satellites and more? Do sports dictate our livelihood and daily schedule? Does ESPN drive you to view their channels on a nightly basis? Here are recent examples of sports headlines. You be the judge. â&#x20AC;˘ College basketball player and fan tangle under basket. â&#x20AC;˘ Outstanding collegiate football star proclaims he is gay â&#x20AC;˘ Sochi Winter Olympics on high alert for possible terrorist attack â&#x20AC;˘ Coach suspended for bullying player. These headlines unleash a multiplex of mixed feelings. Yet, sports allow many teachable moments. Athletes and fans can learn common-core life values. Hopefully your answer is yes. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try to make sports fun and not out of whack.

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Linda Upmeyer Newsletter Legislation review This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter storm did not hinder the good work being accomplished in the Iowa House. We successfully concluded the first â&#x20AC;&#x153;funnel,â&#x20AC;? which is a deadline for legislators to pass bills out of their respective policy committees in either the House or Senate, in order to remain eligible for further consideration. Appropriations, Ways & Means, and Government Oversight bills are exempt from the funnel rules. In preparation for the storm, our committees worked hard to complete their work early. I am excited about a number of bills that passed out of committee that will strengthen and protect Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families, as well as promote greater opportunities for Iowans. Legislation to augment our community collegesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to reach out and train Iowans where there is a worker shortage was passed by the House Economic Development Committee. HSB 541 is a bill that encourages apprenticeship opportunities and ensures Iowans are getting the job training they need to access good careers. It also builds upon the skilled worker initiative passed last session. In an effort to eliminate fraud and the misuse of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medicaid program, the House Human Resources committee passed HF 2275, a bill that would modernize the process used to apply for the program. This bill would require a new, more efficient and expedited Medicaid application process to verify income, assets, and identity of the applicants prior to approval. A bill that would help Iowans attend school and continue to work without losing child care assistance was passed out of the Human Resources Committee. HF 2070 would allow Iowans to receive child care assistance if they work and go to school for a combination of 28 hours per week. Currently to receive assistance, a parent must work or go to school 28 hours per week. The Home Base Iowa plan also made it through the funnel. This is a package of legislation to attract veterans back to Iowa and ensure they have the opportuni-

ties they need to be successful when they return. The House Education committee approved HSB 525, an anti-bullying proposal aimed at keeping up with changes in social media activity and ensuring a system is in place for parental notification if an incident occurs. The Kathlyn Shepard tragedy last year highlighted areas where we could strengthen Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laws in regards to kidnapping. HF 2253 elevates penalties for kidnapping and eliminates the earned time credit for some offenders. In response to growing concerns over human trafficking, legislation was passed to protect underage Iowans who have been forced into prostitution. HF 2254 would ensure minors involved in human trafficking are provided the necessary protection and services needed for recovery. Two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting Iowansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy also survived the funnel week. In an effort to update our privacy laws with new technology, HF 2289 would prevent individuals, state agencies, and law enforcement from recording video through the use of drones on private property. Further protecting Iowansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy, HF 2116 allows parents to protect their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identity by placing a security freeze on the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit records to protect against identity theft. HF 384, a bill that would allow Iowans to purchase suppressors for firearms- as long as they are properly approved by the federal government after completing a thorough application processwas also passed out of committee. Suppressors are a safety device that can help prevent hearing damage for gun owners. Currently, Iowa is one of only 11 states that does not allow for the purchase and use of suppressors. If you have feedback or questions on these proposals, or any piece of legislation we are considering, please do not hesitate to contact me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to hear from you. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like more information on the legislation being considered in the House, please visit www.iowahouserepublicans. com. As always, I can be reached anytime at linda.upmeyer@legis. or 515-281-4618.

Home Country by Slim Randles One of the great pleasures of hanging around down at the livestock auction barn each Saturday morning is being able to take your dog along. Why do we go to the sales barn? We love agriculture, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of living here to see who buys what and rejoice in their good fortune, even if our own grass is stressed to the limit by whatever varmint weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently feeding. Or, it could be that we figure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already lived too long, and if the right horse or cow comes through there, and we buy it, our wives will see to it that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suffer in agony for untold years. This weekly auction is a treasure house for our dogs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day out, a chance to scrounge under the bleachers for dropped hot dog portions and the occasional sweet bun crust. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance for them to get reacquainted with dog buddies and to check out any new pickups in the parking lot whose tires have not

yet been properly baptized. My coonhound loves it. She had done her munching, scrounging and socializing and was curled up under my truck, waiting for me, as we were getting ready to leave. Dudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blue heeler was flitting around in the bed of his pickup truck, guarding against anything that might deign to trespass. And Doc had a new dog, of non-obvious parentage, on a leash, which meant he was not yet broken in to sales barn etiquette. Once he got used to it, and had been introduced to the other dogs, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d fit right in and the leash would be history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What kind of dog is that, Doc?â&#x20AC;? we asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an Egyptian shepherd.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never heard of an Egyptian shepherd. Does he work cattle?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nope.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s he do?â&#x20AC;? Doc grinned, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He makes pyramids in the back yard.â&#x20AC;?




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The Way It Was

by Dave Clark

125 Years Ago February, 1889 The little town of Clarksville has nine grocery storesâ&#x20AC;Ś.Waverly Independent. By actual count there were less than 10,000 people in Clarksville, Saturday. I wonder what the editor was trying to say here? George A. McIntyre of the News called at this office and fought a duel with your editor, weapons; tongues, distance, respectability. More fun writing. Located: After much deliberating, the co-operative creamery association has finally secured a location for its new buildings. They have purchased of J. F. King a small tract of land a few rods west of the Burlington Depot. The ice house will be built and filled at once. The plans for the building are not quite completed. This creamery sat to the west of what is now Eric Wedekingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body shop. It was the subject of several old post-card photos which are all that remain of another piece of Clarksville History. Mask: Arrangements have been completed for the masquerade ball to be given by the fire company at the opera hall on February 22d. Hicks & Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; band will furnish the music. Dance tickets will be$1.00, and all spectators must hold either a dance or a spectatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ticket to gain admission. Spectatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tickets, 25 cents. Masked ladies admitted free. That sounds like a lot of fun as well as a great fund raiser. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure, if they were masked, how you could be sure if someone was female? At those prices no one probably really cared. Later issue: The event drew a large crowd with many surprises when the unmasking occurred. The net receipts were $68.80, which will go to replenish the fire companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s depleted treasury. I wonder what kind of surprises? Beware: Old Rhoads:--â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you do not quit playing sinch so late nights, and do not stop selling pills so high, you will receive a visit from us.â&#x20AC;? White Caps. Such was the warning H. M. Rhoads found pinned upon his store door Saturday morning. On the notice were the ever-present skull and crossbones. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe Mr. Rhoads can stand to put pills down very much. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not strong enough for that. As for playing â&#x20AC;&#x153;sinch,â&#x20AC;? that is a mistake. He knows but little of the game. He has not yet asked for police protection. Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you love to know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behind some of these items from long ago? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing that â&#x20AC;&#x153;sinchâ&#x20AC;? was meant to be the card game â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cinch.â&#x20AC;? There was a great deal of kicking done Friday morning when it was found the farm bell on the engine house has sounded a fire alarm the night previous which was heard by only about a dozen men. People are indignant at having their property jeopardized by that piece of pot metalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;known through courtesy as a fire bell. The council need have no fears of complaint at the purchase of a bell that can he heard in every part of town, as least in day time. They got a new one but even yet today there seems to be a mystery surrounding these fire bells and where they were placed. In

old pictures of the fire station and City Hall the bell tower is empty. 75 Years Ago February, 1939 AD: Home-made ice cream; assorted flavors Saturday and Sunday special. Orange or Lime Sherbet; Pint, 13 cents, Quart, 25 cents; Poppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery Other items listed from Poppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; Prunes, 10lb box 59 cents, Cobber Potatoes, 100 lb. bag $1.69, Golden Table Syrup, five lb pail 27 cents, Brown Sugar, three lbs .29 cents. AD: Come in and eat Pancakes & Coffee Free, all day Saturday, February 25, W, F. Buschingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, a Briardale Store The results of the Bureau of Biological Surveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first attempt to determine the number of biggame animals in the United States showed Iowa ranking 44th among all the states in numbers of big-game animals, with a total of 450 white-tailed deer. The total population of all such animals in the U.S. was listed as 5,000,000. Those 450 deer were certainly busy parents in the next 75 years; the total deer harvested and reported in Iowa in 2013 was 99,406. Jack Hazard, age 61, who operated a barber shop in Clarksville for twenty-five years passed away February 12 at his home in Cedar Falls. He learned the barber trade at the age of 13, while attending school in Rockford and followed it all his life. Mr. Hazardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shop is often visible in the old post-card pictures of Main Street. During those times, he was in several buildings, mostly on the west side. Shell Rock High is winner of the County basketball tourney beating Aplington in the final game 36-30. Clarksville finished 4th. Shell Rock also won the Butler County Conference championship. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red & White Teamâ&#x20AC;? (Clarksville CHS) will play Hampton at Hampton in the first round of the Sectional Tournament. In these days the size of a school was not always considered in the scheduling of athletic events. Unfortunately a portion of the next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s STAR was missing and may have included the results of the game. I could not find it in any later issues. I believe in these times we were, along with the rest of Butler County Teams, listed in Class B. Over one hundred father and sons enjoyed the annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Father and Sonâ&#x20AC;? banquet sponsored by the Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Class of the Community Church Tuesday evening. A bountiful dinner was prepared and served by the ladies of the church Aid Society and a program followed. The program included several toasts and musical selections all of which were well received. From Ancient Olympics: The first event at the first Olympics held in 776 B.C. was a foot race. In A.D. 67, the Roman emperor Nero won a series of eventsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not because he was a great athlete, but because he was the emperor of a powerful nation and everyone had to lose to him. Married women werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to attend the ancient Games. If they were caught, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be thrown off a cliff.


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Nelson Mandela and freedom South African Nelson Mandela passed away at the end of last year. Mandela was just one man, but he was my hero. I first learned of this man when my Dad rented a movie, Mandela, when I was young. Danny Glover played him, both before going to prison and several years later in prison. Unlike other movies I was used to, no real solution came of it. Mandela was unjustly sent to prison for treason when he chose to stand up against apartheid (racial segregation) in South Africa. With the government supporting apartheid, Mandela was given a life sentence for treason. I remember at the end, Danny Glover, who played Mandela, sits in a cell with gray hair after 25 years of incarceration. The film was good, but the story of this man was better. Plus, it dealt with current times. Released in 1987, Mandela was filmed before he was freed in 1990. I think the whole premise of life being unfair shows throughout this story, as Mandela gives himself â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no matter how bad the situation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to fight racism. I kind of felt that Braveheart feeling, I suppose, where Mel Gibson (playing William Wallace of Scotland) gives his famous speech to his army before moving in. Face painted and riding his horse, Wallace says: Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance,

just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom! But Mandela didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use violence for his fight to get freedom. He just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t back down. I guess you call it non-violent protest. Then 27 years later, the people freed Mandela, who had come to be a hero for his story. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember the day he was freed, but pictures show him with his wife, raising a fist in the air and carrying a wide smile for freedom. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seek revenge after that; instead he began working to erase oppression between whites and blacks in the country. His popularity rose through his kindness and humility, but I think it was through for forgiveness that he leaves his lasting legacy as the greatest human being to walk the earth. Mandela praised and worked with the same government that tyrannically sentenced him to be put away for life. He held no grudges against them, and became good friends with them along the way of ending apartheid. He went on to get elected president, the first black one in South Africa, and getting rid of apartheid. With Mandela gone, all we can do is follow in his footsteps and forgive, I believe. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a couple poems I wrote about him. Neither are haikus. Oh Nelson Mandela Where are you tonight? You tiger, you lion You hero smiling bright Why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you live forever And save the world I miss you Nelson Mandela Tonight and every night Imagine one country Imagine one countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s people Imagine one love Imagine forgiveness Imagine acceptance Imagine Nelson Mandela Imagine South Africa NOTE FOR NANA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Before recycling the newspaper, I think you should read The Way It Was by Dave Clark. I think you will like it.

Guest Editorial by Glenn Mollette

Assisted Suicide in America By Glenn Mollette Physician assisted suicide is becoming a bit more popular in America. A New Mexico judge recently ruled that terminally ill, mentally competent patients have the right to ask a physician to end their lives. This would make New Mexico the fifth state to make it legal. My first wife progressively died for twelve years. Multiple sclerosis took her from a vibrant active person to a total invalid unable to do anything but talk. She was a prisoner inside of a body incapable of functioning to any degree whatsoever. On New Year's Eve three years before she died she begged me to call Dr. Kevorkian, who became famous for assisting 130 people in their deaths. She later tried suicide and once begged me to put her in our closed garage and start the car. She did not want to die and leave her family but living trapped inside of a body ravaged by disease was excruciating for her. I know how I personally feel. Should I get to the point where I am without hope of ever enjoying this momentary world I would like to simply go on over to the other side to be with my Lord. There are some problems herein. Life should always be our priority. My heart screams out, "No to any assisted suicide." We need to put our priorities on finding new cures for disease and enabling people to live to ripe old ages so that one day while watching Andy Griffith we just sort of nod off and wake up in a better place. Our society's priority must never focus on how we can more readily help our sick and aged die faster but how we can heal and help life to be more enjoyable.

However, life cannot be very enjoyable if we are imprisoned in a body that will not function. Physician assisted suicide is also legal in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont. Terminally ill patients in these states can now have their doctors prescribe a fatal prescription. Patients must make the request. Keep in mind this is illegal in most of our country. Also, in many cases persons get beyond the point of making such a decision and linger often in vegetative states. This is where a living will comes into play so that life support can be removed and Hospice can assist. I will be redundant. I don't like the idea of ending anybody's life. About a month before my wife died our doctor called me off into a corner and said, "Glenn, there comes a time. She has struggled with this for so long. We have done all we can do. My response was, " I want you to help her live." "Okay, we will do all we can, " he assured. They did try and she lived about another month. I will always be glad for that one more month as we talked about things I would otherwise have missed. The end of life is a tough conversation for anybody facing it regardless of which side of the bed you are sitting. The bible says there is a time to die. Having someone we love voluntarily make that decision about ending his or her life just doesn't seem like that is what the bible is talking about. However, keep in mind that God is bigger, more loving and far more forgiving than we are. Glenn Mollette is the author of Silent Struggler: A Caregiver's Personal Story and nine other books.

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COUNTY NAME: NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING -- BUDGET ESTIMATE CO NO: Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 Butler 12 The County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year County budget as follows: Meeting Date: Meeting Time: Meeting Location: 3/11/2014 9:30 A.M. Supervisor's Boardroom At the public hearing any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. This notice represents a summary of the supporting detail of revenues and expenditures on file with the County Auditor. A copy of the supporting detail will be furnished upon request. Average annual percentage changes between "Actual" and "Budget" amounts for "Taxes Levied on Property", "Other County Taxes/ TIF Tax Revenues", and for each of the ten "Expenditure Classes" must be published. Expenditure classes proposing "Budget" amounts, but having no "Actual" amounts, are designated "NEW". County Web Site (if available): County Telephone Number: 319-267-2670 Iowa Department of Management Budget Re-Est Actual AVG Form 630 (Publish) 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 Annual % CHG REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property* 1 6,354,731 5,874,626 5,503,931 7.45 Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year 2 0 Less: Credits to Taxpayers 3 272,700 Net Current Property Taxes 4 6,082,031 5,874,626 5,503,931 Delinquent Property Tax Revenue 5 2,152 1,268 1,077 Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes 6 46,500 9,404 45,381 Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues 7 770,401 778,176 791,708 -1.35 Intergovernmental 8 26,582,341 27,980,356 23,109,031 Licenses & Permits 9 27,600 33,100 22,635 Charges for Service 10 511,056 576,821 636,746 Use of Money & Property 11 414,707 403,657 438,136 Miscellaneous 12 180,675 303,231 446,949 Subtotal Revenues 13 34,617,463 35,960,639 30,995,594 Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds 14 0 1,556,772 Operating Transfers In 15 1,938,060 2,287,500 2,249,351 Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales 16 0 9,731 Total Revenues & Other Sources 17 36,555,523 39,814,642 33,244,945 EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Operating: Public Safety and Legal Services 18 2,261,624 2,167,746 1,961,138 7.39 Physical Health and Social Services 19 1,421,227 1,396,985 1,251,448 6.57 Mental Health, ID & DD 20 23,233,722 19,015,413 25,414,346 -4.39 County Environment and Education 21 1,024,925 880,682 687,166 22.13 Roads & Transportation 22 4,985,000 4,864,104 4,954,762 0.3 Government Services to Residents 23 790,946 526,391 472,948 29.32 Administration 24 1,798,384 1,662,829 1,492,111 9.78 Nonprogram Current 25 2,500 36,118 0 NEW Debt Service 26 546,130 495,800 493,777 5.17 Capital Projects 27 1,060,935 2,202,040 712,985 21.98 Subtotal Expenditures 28 37,125,393 33,248,108 37,440,681 Other Financing Uses: Operating Transfers Out 29 1,938,060 2,287,500 2,249,351 Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow 30 0 Total Expenditures & Other Uses 31 39,063,453 35,535,608 39,690,032 Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other Uses 32 -2,507,930 4,279,034 -6,445,087 Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, 33 11,551,535 7,272,501 13,717,588 Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budgeting) 34 0 Fund Balance - Nonspendable 35 0 Fund Balance - Restricted 36 0 4,744,461 Fund Balance - Committed 37 0 Fund Balance - Assigned 38 0 Fund Balance - Unassigned 39 9,043,605 11,551,535 2,528,040 Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30, 40 9,043,605 11,551,535 7,272,501 Proposed property taxation by type: Proposed tax rates per $1,000 taxable valuation: Countywide Levies*: Urban Areas: 4,387,159 5.87366 Rural Only Levies*: Rural Areas: 1,967,572 9.62366 Special District Levies*: Any special district tax rates not included. 0 TIF Tax Revenues: 55,000 Utility Replacmnt. Excise Tax: Date: 283,126 Explanation of any significant items in the budget:

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NOTICE OF SALE The contents of Storage Unit #4 Located at: 28812 Superior, Clarksville, IA 50619 And rented in the name of: Deborah Herron Will be sold at public auction sale on: March 11, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. Contents of said unit consist in part of: Household, Personal and Misc. Items MINIMUM BILL WILL HAVE TO BE $400 per unit If the tenant of the above storage unit pays the rent due before the auction, the sale will be canceled without notice. ST-8-2 MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON FEBRUARY 11, 2014. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Rex Ackerman with members Tom Heidenwirth and Mark V. Reiher present. Also present were Engineer John Riherd and Fern Myers, Allison, Iowa. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board met with Engineer John Riherd to consider awarding contract for federal bridge project BRS-C012(83)--5F-12 on T47 - Section 27 Albion Township. After discussion it was moved by Reiher, second by Ackerman to award said contract to PCI, Reinbeck, Iowa for $337,121.80. Motion carried. Board met with Public Health Director Jennifer Becker to consider appointment to Butler County Board of Health. After discussion it was moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to accept the recommendation of the Board of Health and appoint of Dr. Michael Lindstrom, Mercy Family Clinic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Greene, Iowa. Motion carried. Board canvassed Special Election held on February 4, 2014. Board reviewed preliminary FY15 County Budget. Board approved claims as submitted. Board acknowledged receipt of Manure Management Plan Annual Update for Dreier Site. Chairman Ackerman adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a regular adjourned meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on February 11, 2014. ST&TJ-9-1 CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL DEPARTMENT MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2014 The Clarksville City Council met in regular session February 17, 2014, in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor David Kelm in the chair and Council members Cathy Cummings, Jeff Kolb, Diane Renning, Travis Sterken, and Val Swinton present.

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A couple of rail lines go through American Colloid Company’s overhang, as spur of the main track. (Pat Racette Photos) Weitz Company of Des Moines has created a fivesection plant for American Colloid Company, a worldwide leading producer of bentonite clay. ACC is moving out of their old plant in Waterloo to gain more efficiency in producing Additrol®, their main trademark line.

Carter Kelm of Clarksville takes a jump shot in the Indians' district game against Grundy Center on Monday, Feb. 17. (Patti Rust photo)

Spartan boys dominate first round district game

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Pictured is an adult emerald ash borer that kills ash trees species and is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

D-shaped one-eighth-inch exit holes are made through bark by emerald ash borer adults.

By Patti Rust Sports Correspondent GRUNDY CENTER – The Grundy Center boys kicked off the postseason with a dominating 77-20 win over Clarksville in round one of the Class 1A District 4 bracket. The Spartans jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first period, and built that into a 30-6 halftime advantage. The second half proved much the same, with the Spartans adding an additional 32 points to just 12 by the Indians to spread the gap and take the win by a 57 point margin. “Even though Clarksville has struggled this season, I was really pleased with how the guys picked up on what we had worked on all week on our defense,” Grundy Center head coach Rollie Ackerman said. “Very solid effort and the guys played extremely hard,” he said. “It was great to see us rebound the ball more effectively and be able to get our fast-break going again.” Lane Bangasser paced the Spartans with 19 points, Jack Stumberg scored 13, and Brady Hook put up 10 points and recorded nine rebounds. Bangasser, Austin Burroughs, and Sam Thompson all provided four assists. Bryce Moats led the steals category with five. Carter Kelm led the Indian offense with 12 points. With the win, the Spartans earned a spot in the district quarterfinal

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Clarksville (20) – Austin Magedanz 1 0-0 2; James Schellhorn 0 0-0 0; Jordan Meyers 0 0-0 0; Carter Kelm 4 4-6 12; Jackson Hendricks 3 0-0 6; Tre Smith 0 0-0 0; Tanner Gilbert 0 0-0 0; Zack Wefel 0 0-0 0. Grundy Center (77) – Austin Burroughs 2 0-2 4; Sam Thompson 1 0-0 3; Jack Stumberg 6 1-2 13;Nick Saak 4 0-0 8; Brady Hook 10; Lane Bangasser 8 0-0 19; Bryce Moats 0 0-0 0; Tanner Pelzer 0 0-0 0; Jordan Graham 1 0-0 2; Jordan Clapp 0 0-0 0; Jeff Pikna 0 0-0 0; Brock Rohler 2 0-0 4; Ethan Hogle 3 0-0 6; Jordan Stoner 4 0-0 8. 3-point goals: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 4 (Bangasser 3, Thompson 1). Rebounds: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 38 (Hook 9, Stoner 6). Assists: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 24 (Bangasser 4, Burroughs 4, Thompson 4). Steals: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 19 (Moats 5, Bangasser 3, Burroughs 3). Blocks: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 4 (Pikna 2, Pelzer 1, Stumberg 1). Fouled out: None. Total fouls: Clarksville NA, Grundy Center 14.

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Clarksville senior Jackson Hendricks drives to the hoop during the district game at Grundy Center on Monday, Feb. 17. (Patti Rust photo)

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down as much as we did, but I was extremely proud of the way we Clarksville ended their basketball fought back. We just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have season on Thursday, February 17 at HQRXJK WR ÂżQLVK WKH FRPHEDFN´ Tripoli. Coach Joe Huck said. The Indians got off to a rough start Emily Mennenga led the Indians DQGIHOOEHKLQGLQWKHÂżUVWTXDU- with 23 points, four steals, and a ter. EORFN  0HQQHQJD ÂżQLVKHG WKH VHDTripoli stretched the lead to 33-19 son second in scoring in the conferat the end of the half. ence, with 321 points and averaging Clarksville came back with some 14.6 points a game. spunk in the second half. The closed Tayler Maiers ended her career the lead to 42-34. with a double-double. She recorded The Indians were unable to put ten points, ten rebounds, four steals, XSHQRXJKSRLQWVLQWKHODVWTXDUWHU and two blocks. Maiers led the con7KHÂżQDOVFRUHZDV ference with blocks and broke the â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a rough start, getting VFKRROUHFRUGZLWKÂżIW\VL[EORFNV

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Lovrien Advances to State Wrestling, Wins First Match By Tayler Maiers

AGWSRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Clay Meinders. Lovrien lost by decision 4-3. Lovrien would have had to have Districts February 15 On Saturday, February 15, the four a wrestle back, but since he already wrestlers who advanced from sec- beat Reicks he automatically placed tionals traveled to Parkersburg for second. the district meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt a lot better this week than Those wrestlers were Dylan Cia- ODVWZHHN´/RYULHQDGGHG varelli, Matt Negen, Mason Lovrien, Skyler Popham, 285, placed third and Skyler Popham. in his bracket while Dylan Ciavarel7KH,QGLDQVÂżQLVKHGGLVWULFWVZLWK li, 170, and Matt Negen, 195, placed one advancing to the state tourna- fourth in their brackets. ment in Des Moines. All three wrestled hard and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Senior, Mason Lovrien, 220, will JLYH XS XQWLO WKDW ÂżQDO ZKLVWOH ZDV PDNH KLV ÂżUVW DSSHDUDQFH GRZQ DW blown. . the state tournament for placing second at the district meet. State Wrestling Tournament â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt awesome making it to The Clarksville Indians took one VWDWH´ /RYULHQ VDLG ÂłEXW , ZLVK , wrestler down to the state tournaFRXOGKDYHJRWWHQÂżUVW´ ment on February 20, 21, and 22. /RYULHQÂżUVWZUHVWOHGDJDLQVW7XU- 7KH,QGLDQVGLGQÂśWJHWWKHÂżQLVKWKH\ key Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Kyle Reicks. Lovrien were hoping for, but still accombeat Reicks with a pin in 5:21. plished a lot. Next Lovrien wrestled against 0DVRQ/RYULHQÂżUVWZUHVWOHG

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on Thursday, February 20. Lovrien wrestled against Tate VanDyne and was winning the whole match. Lovrien pinned VanDyne in the third period in 5:34. Lovrien then wrestled on Friday. He wrestled against Blake SappingÂżHOGDQGHQGHGXSORVLQJE\GHFLVLRQ 6-2. Since Lovrien ended up losing, he then had a consolation round to get the chance to wrestle again on Saturday and place. In Lovrienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next match, he wrestled against Robbie Carrothers. Lovrien ended up getting pinned in 58 seconds by Carrothers. Lovrien ended his season by not placing, but he was able to have the opportunity to wrestle down at state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do as well as I think I VKRXOG KDYH´ /RYULHQ VDLG Âł%XW , had a lot of fun and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an experiHQFH,ÂśOODOZD\VUHPHPEHU´

As part of their units of study in February, Clarksville kindergarteners are learning about money, how it is used, and how to manage their money. Last week they had the opportunity to visit the Iowa State Bank and talk with Wes Smith about why it is important to save money, as well as different ways they can save it. The bank very generously gave each child a dollar coin at the end of the visit. Most of the students decided they were going to save that coan and watch their money grow! Pictured is the Kindergarten class along with Wes Smith.

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Clarksville vs. Grundy Center The Clarksville Indians varsity boys basketball team took on the Grundy Center Spartans on Monday, February 17 in a district matchup. The press was a handful for the Indians early, forcing the Indians to spend most of their time on the defensive side of the ball. Scoring was light for the Indians as well, scoring only eight points to the Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 45 going into halftime. The second half was not any better as the Indians would not be able to set up the offense at all except for a few times. The Indians ended up losing to the Spartans 77-20. Leading the Indians was Carter Kelm, who had 12 points. Jackson Hendricks also helped the Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scoring with six points of his own. Coach Ethan Lensch believes the defense played well â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our half-court defense played well, we just needed to box out. Grundy Center rarely made jump

VKRWV´&RDFK/HQVFKVDLG The Indians end the season 0-22, and look ahead to next season for improvement.

Clarksville vs. Tripoli The Clarksville Indians varsity boys basketball team went up against the Tripoli Panthers for Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night on the Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home court. Good defense and a slow start caused the game to stay close in the ÂżUVWTXDUWHUEXWWKLQJVRSHQHGXSLQ WKHVHFRQGTXDUWHUIRUWKH3DQWKHUV The Indians trailed going into halftime 24-12. In the second half, the Indians stumbled. Only able to score eight SRLQWVLQWKHWKLUGTXDUWHUWRWKH3DQthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 20, the Indians fell 66-31. Leading the Indians was Junior Carter Kelm. Kelm had an impressive double-double, with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Playing his last game at home was Senior Jackson Hendricks, who had six points, and nine rebounds to add to his farewell game. The Indians also had Senior Tim Widmoyer, who had two rebounds to contribute to the Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effort.

JV Girls Bball End Season With Win TXDUWHU WKHQ SOD\HG VROLG GHIHQVH WKURXJKRXW ERWK TXDUWHUV´ )LQOH\ The Clarksville JV girls basketball said. team played their last game at home The Indians ended their season Friday, February 7 against the Tripo- with a win over the Panthers 16-14. li Panthers, capping off their season The Indians had a record of 8-7-1 with a win. this year. 7KH -9 RQO\ SOD\HG WZR TXDUWHUV ³:H JRW EHWWHU HYHU\ JDPH´ -9 for their last game against the Pan- Coach Matt Finley stated about the thers. season. ³:HKHOGWKHPVFRUHOHVVLQWKH¿UVW By Isabella Vance

JH Boys Bball Loses to NEH By Ethan Bidwell On Monday, February 3, the Junior High boys basketball team played Northeast Hamilton at home. The Indians lost to the Trojans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys did a good job but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always more work to be GRQH´&RDFK=HOOHVDLG Ben Waetjen said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played a great game and we will have to work KDUGHUIRURXUODVWJDPH´ Pacen Hendricks agreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just got worn out, but I think ZHSOD\HGSUHWW\JRRG´KHVDLG On Thursday, February 6 the Junior High boys basketball team

played Northeast Hamilton again, this time at the Trojansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home court. Unfortunately, the result was the same. The Indians lost to the Trojans. ´,WKLQNWKHER\VGLGDJUHDWMRE´ &RDFK=HOOHVDLGÂł,WGHÂżQLWHO\ZDV hard for them, but they did a good MRE´ Pacen Hendricks added that he thought they improved a lot from their last game against the Trojans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were pretty good, but we PDGH WKHP ZRUN SUHWW\ KDUG´ %HQ Waetjen said of Northeast Hamilton. The Junior High boys had a great season to work on their skills and try to improve their game.

Lovrien ends career at state

Mason Lovrien of Clarksville, back, works to lock up a cradle against WACO's Tate VanDyne during the first round of the Class 1A 220-pound state wrestling tournament at Des Moines. Lovrien won his first round match. (Kristi Nixon photo)

DES MOINES - Clarksville 220-pound senior Mason Lovrien won his opening match in the Class 1A state wrestling tournament on Thursday, Feb. 20. The No. 7-ranked wrestler for the Indians pinned Tate VanDyne of WACO in 5 minutes, 34 seconds in a match in which he dominated from the start. Unfortunately for Lovrien, his next two matches didn't go nearly as well. He was sent to the consolation bracket after a 10-2 major decision loss to Blake Sappingfield of Lawton-Bronson in the quarterfinal round. From there, Lovrien lost by fall to Alburnett's Robbie Carothers to be eliminated from the tournament. Lovrien alone scored 4 points for Clarksville to give the Indians a four-way tie for 65th place in team scoring.

Clarksville's Mason Lovrien, top rolls Tate VanDyne of WACO to his back on the way to winning by fall in the first round of the Class 1A state wrestling tournament at 220 pounds on Thursday, Feb. 20. (Kristi Nixon photo)

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 5, 2014: Robert L. Erlbacher, 42, of Dumont, IA, pled guilty to Driving While Barred and was sentenced to 180 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Erlbacher was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in March 2013 by Bruce Tierney a Peace Officer with the Parkersburg Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge James M. Drew in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 10, 2014: Richard A. Howard, 78, of Waverly, IA, pled guilty to Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 10 years with credit given for all time previously served. A special sentence was imposed committing Mr. Howard into the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for life with possibility for elegibility for parole. Mr. Howard was ordered to register with the Sex Offender Registry and was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1000.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges. Mr. Howard shall pay victim restitution as ordered and the no contact order shall continue for a period of 5 years. Charges initially filed in August 2013 by Curt Lubben, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Mark Milder represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 12, 2014: Darin L. Auten, 39, of Clarksville, IA pled guilty to OWI 1st Offense and was sentenced to serve a period of 180 days in the Butler County Jail with all but 2 days suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Auten was ordered to 1-2 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages, shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments and shall complete Drinking Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School. Mr. Auten was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1250.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all other applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in July 2013 by Jeff Tiedt, a Peace Officer with the Clarksville Police Department. Butler County Attorney


Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Karl Nelson represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 19, 2014: Larry A. Earley, 46, of Waterloo, IA, pled guilty to OWI 2nd Offense and was sentenced to serve a period of 180 days in the Butler County Jail with all but 7 days suspended and credit given for all time previously served and was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1850.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all applicable surcharges. Mr. Earley was ordered to 1-2 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages, shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments. Initial charges filed in October 2013 by Jay Johnson, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Lucas Jenson represented the Defendant. Mariah E. Moore, 40 of Aplington, IA, pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Assault and was sentenced to serve a period of 90 days in the Butler County Jail with all but 7 days suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Ms. Moore was ordered to one year probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall complete the Battererâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Educational Program, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages and shall not enter bars, taverns or similar establishments except for her employment. Ms. Moore was ordered to pay court costs in the amount of $155.00 along with all applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in December 2012 by Curt Lubben, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Beth Biwer represented the Defendant. Mariah E. Moore, 40, of Aplington, IA, pled guilty to Interference with Official Acts and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 2 years with all but 7 days suspended and credit given for all time previously served and was placed on probation for a period of 1 year with the Department of Correctional Services. Ms. Moore was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge including all applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Ms. Moore was also ordered to write letters of apology to the officers in this case. Charges initially filed in June 2013 by Michel Luze, Chief of Police with the Aplington Police Department. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Beth Biwer represented the Defendant.

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American Heart Month Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it is controllable and preventable. Every journey begins with one step, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. February is American Heart Month, and Butler County Public Health is offering tips for better heart health. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease â&#x20AC;&#x201C;about one out of every four deaths. Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions; with the most common in the US being coronary heart disease. It occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. The disease can cause heart attacks, chest pain, heart failure or irregular heartbeats. Small steps every day to improve

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Help Wanted: Building Removal The Butler County Conservation Board is seeking an individual or individuals to remove two buildings from the Boylan Creek Wildlife Management Area. Both buildings are being offered for free, on a firstcome, first-serve basis, to anyone willing to remove either or both at no cost to the Conservation Board. Building 1 is a granary approximately 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; by 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in size. Building 2 is a barn that is approximately 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x42â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in size and includes a lean-to.

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Iowa District Senate 27 legislator hopeful Tim Junker announced his candidacy between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Republican’s campaign centers on lowering property taxes and limiting the state’s control over Iowans. (Pat Racette Photo) By Pat Racette Allison resident Tim Junker’s love of politics has him running for a seat in the state senate. The 57-year-old Republican admits his passion for civil and state affairs can get him revved up. “Everyone who knows me knows I get real wound up with politics, I kind of like politics,” Junker says. “So I thought I would try to see if I could make a difference and help.” The former Butler sheriff of 22 years doesn’t hide his viewpoints, and believes changes need to happen in legislature. “You are always going to know where I’m standing on an issue,” he said. “I’m a politician, and I’m

always easy to read…I’m approachable and easy to talk to, and if you don’t like my position, I’m willing to discuss it and not get mad. “I want to be a legislator that goes down and does what’s right. And if that means no compromising, that means no compromising…” His campaign centers on lowering property taxes and limiting the state’s control over regulations on Iowans. He hopes to change the ways schools are funded to help cut property taxes for homeowners, along with long lists of state requirements for volunteers departments like fire and ambulance. “I would like to see the Department of Education cut back in the state, and see the regulatory and

more of the decision making go back to local school boarders,” he said. “Training is good [for ambulance and fire], but some of it isn’t needed. We don’t need this expense. It is not benefitting communities, and if we lose them, we’ll suffer and question why we’re doing it.” The biggest difference of his new challenge is money. To cover the ground of District 27, he has to campaign in the majority of Butler, Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties, his least favorite part of campaigning. “I had someone saying they would support the whole candidacy, but they kind of reneged now. So the biggest thing is getting name recognition [out there] with signs, radio advertising and, unfortunately, that needs money,” he said. During the Jan. 21 caucuses, he attended his first events in Franklin and Mason City, finding out another Republican was joining the race in Shawn Dietz, the former Hampton mayor. The two will go head-to-head (if no one else joins the race) in June Republican primaries. Democrat Amanda Ragan serves as Iowa’s District 27 legislator, after getting elected in 2010 after the redistricting. Yet to announce her candidacy, Junker sees no reason why she wouldn’t run for a third term. “Democrats are going to put a lot of money into this seat. They don’t want to lose this seat,” he said. Junker is an active member in the community, belonging to the Allison Tree Board, Trinity Reformed Church, Allison AMVETS and AMVETS/Legion Drill Team. He also sells real estate for Schuck Realty Company, and served city council through 2013. “People say, ‘Hey, we’re looking forward to you running’, and, ‘we’re going to vote for you’ [in the community],” he says. He’s married to Denise Junker, as they have five children and four grandchildren, with another one on the way. Check out Junker’s Facebook page at Junker for senate.

• Clarksville Star •

Business Spotlight Swenson’s Automotive Wash and Detailing By Pat Racette Bob Swenson has started a new business detailing and washing vehicles at his oversized garage in Allison. Swenson’s Automotive Wash and Detailing, located at 320 Elm St., offers the full gamut of cleaning, washing and waxing to anything with an engine. “Basically, we work to get vehicles looking brand new like they came out of the showroom,” Swenson said. “That’s what I’ve been doing.” The business quietly began last year, before picking up steam and servicing more and more vehicles within Allison, Dumont, Greene and New Hampton. “I didn’t want to start off heavy right away,” he said, “because I wanted to make sure to get everything I know down… Now I got all that down pretty good, and I’m starting to buy stuff in bulk.” With the help of his wife, Jennifer, the two have been able to troubleshoot nearly any situation so far. For instance, finding paint on a vehicle’s carpet, Jennifer went online to find a way to get it out. “Detailing is like rolling down a window and getting all this off,” Jennifer say. “Every single little thing that you wouldn’t think of [is detailing].” When I need her help, Swenson says of his wife, I ask her and she helps me out.

Bob Swenson’s favorite part of washing and detailing vehicles is the before and after. “…It amazes me every time I get done with a vehicle,” he says. (Inset) Swenson’s Automotive Wash and Detail is located at 320 Elm St. in Allison. It is the only independent vehicle detail business in Butler. (Pat Racette Photos)

Using McGuire Car Products, Swenson’s Automotive Wash and Detail includes, washing, vacuuming, polishing, hand waxing, steaming, shampooing and more. “There is a need for it, and I enjoy doing it,” Swenson said. “I like the before and after; it amazes me every time I get done with a vehicle. It wows me. I always have to watch it take off after a customer picks it up and looks at

it.” Swenson’s hours are 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Pricing varies from $60 to $150 for wash and full detailing services. “Basically cars are $60 to $80, and trucks are $100 to $150,” he said. Call 267-2384 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.

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