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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.

New Hartford Lions Fish Fry Friday 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.

Writers Group to meet March 11 There will be a Writers Group meeting on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room of the Allison Public Library. Writers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. The writing challenge this month is “Stuff”. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, call Robyn Mulder at 319-267-2639.

North Butler Booster Club Meeting March 12 The North Butler Bearcat Booster Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the North Butler Middle School.

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.

NIC, CBC agree to go ahead with new super conference LAKE MILLS – Superintendents from both the Corn Bowl Conference and North Iowa Conference met on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to discuss the creation of a new super conference made up of 18 school districts from across north Iowa. This concept was under discussion for more than a year, but it took less than two hours for the superintendents of both conferences to reach a consensus that a twodivision concept with some flexibility for scheduling was the goahead plan, according to a release sent out last week. Athletic directors for West Fork and North Butler, when contacted, said they had nothing to add until the joint meeting which was held today. Pending approval of the local school boards, the new super conference of 18 schools will take effect in the Fall of 2015-16 school year. Among those schools are Algona Garrigan, Belmond-Klemme, Central Springs, Eagle Grove, Forest City, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, Lake Mills, Mason City Newman, NashuaPlainfield, North Butler, North Iowa, Northwood-Kensett, North Union, Osage, Rockford, St. Ansgar, West Fork and West Hancock. The athletic directors from each school were scheduled to attend a joint meeting on March 5 (today) to review the two-division concept, discuss important details and begin the scheduling and contracting of games and events. Riceville, which will join the Iowa Star Conference, opted out of the Corn Bowl earlier this year. The move for Eagle Grove brings

Shell Rock Veterans Memorial Committee Update The Shell Rock Veteran’s Memorial Committee is announcing that lists of names are available for public review. The staff of Security State Bank (Shell Rock Branch), the Benny Gambaiani Public Library & Shell Rock City Hall have graciously agreed to have the lists available at their offices for anyone to stop by and review. They are asking for accuracy of typing, branch of military, spelling, etc., so annotate any found changes and leave your name & phone number so that a committee member would be able to confirm changes made and reviewed. Deadline to review these listings is March 15. Thank you to the community and all who’ve supported this Memorial to date. Plans for an early spring/summer installation are underway.

Pictured is Allison Maintenance Superintendent Allan Brockway loading up snow near Main Street Monday. (Pat Racette Photo)

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Though winter is not giving up, try remembering Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter/Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces/Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting/Little darling, it seems like years since its been here Sun, sun, sun, here it comes/Sun, sun, sun, here it comes/Sun, sun, sun, here it comes/Sun, sun, sun, here it comes/Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Fair board delivers Joe Nichols for main event Country band Parmalee to open Thursday at Butler Fair By Pat Racette

Two nominated for Hall of Fame in 2014

Allison churches to present “The People vs. Judas Iscariot Allison Congregational Church, St. James Lutheran Church, and Trinity Reformed Churches will present a drama by Wm. Clayton McCord “The People VS. Judas Iscariot.” It will be held as part of their worship services on five Sunday nights beginning March 9 at Trinity Reformed Church at 6:00 p.m. Come and see this five part trial where you will be the jury and your verdict heard. The JUDGE will be Pastor Ralph Wedeking. The prosecuting attorney JUSTICE will be Pastor Gary Mulder. The defense attorney GRACE will be Pastor Jeff Blank. Witnesses and other members of the cast will be members of the community. What do we do with the disciple who betrayed Jesus? Come and consider the justice of God’s law which exposes our sin, and the extent of God’s grace through faith in Jesus which saves us. Following each service, there will be fellowship and food.

the North Central Conference down to eight schools since Algona Garrigan agreed to depart two years ago. That leaves the NCC with Algona, Clarion-Goldfield, Clear Lake, Hampton-Dumont, Humboldt, Iowa Falls-Alden, Fort Dodge St. Edmond and Webster City. “Obviously, we would prefer to have Bishop Garrigan and Eagle Grove stay in the conference,” Hampton-Dumont athletic director Nate Boock said. “I understand why they are making the move to the North Iowa Conference. They are smaller and are having a hard time fielding all levels. With the start of this super conference, it could create potential non-conference scheduling issues with everyone in the North Central Conference. “We will figure it out though. It will be interesting to see how it works out for them.” The super conference concept will allow for some cross-over games within the 18 schools and several ‘in’ or ‘out’ of conference options. Although this new union may be referred to as an “athletic conference”, it is the intent of the superintendents to create more opportunities for combined fine arts activities and student leadership events, also. A list of ideas for a possible new name for the conference was talked about at the meeting, but it was decided that students from each of the schools should be asked for their suggestions before doing so. The next step in the process is for the 18 local school boards to approve a resolution at their March meeting calling for the creation of the merger.

The annual Butler County Hall of Fame meeting will take place on Monday, April 14. The election committee, made up of one member from each township, will decide upon two nominations. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Allison Public Library community room. Editor’s Note: Here is a former Butler County Hall of Famer that was nominated in 1984. Any person who has distinguished him or her self in the county, state or national level are eligible for nomination. However, candidates must be nominated by any citizen of Butler County between

now and Dec. 31. They will then be voted on by the group of 16 electors the following April in 2015. Secretary Vera Garbes can be contacted at for more information and guidelines. John Francis Allan Elected into Butler County Hall of Fame in 1984 Nominated by John H. Allan I wish to nominate John Francis Allan to the Butler County Hall of Fame. The following briefly describes his 58 years in Butler. John Francis Hiney Allan was born July 6, 1902, in Jefferson Township, Butler, the fourth child of John O. and Annette Flynn Allan. He attended country schools in Butler, and graduated from Allison Public School in 1919. He was active in sports, playing baseball and basketball. In 1926, Hiney was united in marriage to Ione M. Lane. He began car business in 1928, becoming sole owner of Allan Chevrolet in 1932. He added Oldsmobile in 1958, and owned and operated Allan Chevrolet and Olds, Inc., until 1961. From 1946-55, he established and operated Allison Implement Company. Hiney served as chairman of Butler Republican Central Committee, and was an active financial supporter. See Hall on page 7

Joe Nichols, 37, is penned in to play Thursday at Butler County Fair 2014. Coming off a No. 1 hit with Sunny and 75, Nichols will drop into Allison June 26 in between shows in Oshkosh, Wis., and Manhattan, Kan. He released his latest album, Crickets, in October for his eighth studio album. Besides Sunny and 75, Nichols recently cut loose another single, Yeah. He started up with new label, Red Bow, in 2012, beginning a new book to his life, according to his Web site. Billy Graham’s Bible is another possible future single off the album. “Joe Nichols appeals to a large variety of people,” said Mike Ruby, longtime Fair Board member. “We were looking to try and get someone with records out that are notable, and Derek [Prostine] does a good job of following these groups to see what they are doing, what’s coming up, and if they’re moving up the charts or not.” Nichols was one of the top choices in a laundry list of artists, with several well-known songs in Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off, Brokenheartsville, The Impossible and Gimme That Girl. “We’re very happy with how things turned out,” said Sue Ebensberger, fair board president. “The en-

tertainment committee this year was really good at being aggressive, and letting the rest of us [board] know [our choices] before deciding.” Parmalee will open for Nichols, as the American country band consists of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, along with cousin Barry Knox and a best friend, Josh McSwain. They released their fourth studio album, Feels Like Carolina, at the end of 2013. This record is their most successful to date, topping US Country charts at No. 10. Carolina was a No. 1 single off the album, as other chart topping songs include, Musta Had a Good Time and Close Your Eyes. Parmalee was featured as Clear Channel’s new country artist to watch as well. Motokazie Racing MotoKazie Racing is the newest grandstand event added to the Butler Fair lineup this year. Similar to supercross, where motorcycles race on dirt tracks and large hills, Motokazie Racing averages 141 riders per race. Over 20 races are set for the three-hour long event, as riders of all different ages and from all around the country compete for prizes and trophies. “We pushed hard to bring this to the fair,” Ebensberger said. “I think it will be a really big draw… We’re trying to bring new stuff that nobody has.” Car Soccer, Trailer Races, Old School Figure 8s Car Soccer will return after debuting last year. Due to Joe Nichols hav-

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ing a tour conflict on Friday, Car Soccer will takes its place, along with trailer rides and old school figure 8s. “Because of increased interest in car soccer, I don’t think we’ll have trouble selling the grandstand Friday,” Ebensberger said. “This should bring a lot of people.” Anybody can compete in

car soccer, as the object is to push the ball into goals at each end of the field. Made up of two cars per team, teammates begin on opposite sides of the centerline either on defense or offense. The soccer ball is made of metal weighing around 140 to 150 pounds. Continued on page 7

Butler County Farm Bureau, Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative and Butler County Resource and Development hosted a legislative forum Friday. Iowa senators Amanda Ragan [far left] and Bill Dix [second from right], and Iowa representatives Pat Grassley [second from left] and Linda Upmeyer [far right] discuss issues at Allison Public Library community room last Friday. All four represent Butler County. Dix is a senate minority leader as well, while Upmeyer is house majority leader. 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 meetand-greet session this year.

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2 • Thursday, March 6, 2014 Farm bill adds winter pheasant habitat acres

Iowa has 50,000 acres available under a new Conservation Reserve Program called Iowa Pheasant Recovery SAFE. This new CP38 practice requires top quality winter habitat and food for pheasants. After last Friday’s blizzard devastated pheasant habitat across central and north central Iowa, habitat and food are in demand. About half of Iowa received 3 to 10 inches of wet heavy snow that collapsed most grassy cover. Falling temperatures then turned wet snow into a layer of ice. “This was a bad storm for upland game birds,” said Todd Bogenschutz, state upland game biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “It’s very likely we saw some bird mortality with this blizzard, birds likely trapped under the frozen wet snow.” For much of northern Iowa, most waste grains are now frozen below the snow, and birds will be very visible searching for food, which will increase predation. “We need a 50-degree thaw to reduce the ice layer, but the forecast calls for frigid temperatures for the next week,” said Bogenschutz. FSA expects to begin enrolling landowners in Pheasant Recovery SAFE later this spring on a first come, first serve basis until acres are gone. However, an exact date is not known. Until then, landowners interested should visit with local DNR private lands staff for planning. For more information, visit

Local angler invited to receive trophy fish award Morgan Thompson of Clarksville caught a 20 pound, 31.5 inch, channel catfish at Sportsman’s Park. He has been invited to receive the 2013 Iowa Big Fish Angler Award at the Eastern Iowa Sportshow in Cedar Falls on March 14-16, in recognition of the trophy fish caught in Iowa waters, and registered with the DNR. To qualify, a fish must meet or exceed specific species length and weight minimums as determined by DNR. Trophy fish awards are given for every type of game fish found in Iowa waters, ranging from trout, bass, panfish, perch, carp and sheep head varieties. Exhibits at the Sportshow include family resorts, fishing camps, outfitters, charters, fishing and hunting exhibits. Headlining the family features this year will be The Great Bear Show at McLeod Center. Detailed show information can be found at

Northey encourages century and heritage farm owners to apply Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2014 to be recognized at Iowa State Fair DES MOINES –Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged eligible farm owners to apply for the 2014 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in the case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms. “These awards are an opportunity to recognize the hard work and commitment by these families that is necessary to keep a farm in the same family for 100 or 150 years,” Northey said. “If you consider all the challenges and unexpected obstacles each of them would have had to overcome during their life on the farm, it gives you a greater appreciation of the dedication and perseverance of each of the families being recognized.” Applications are available on the Department’s website at by clicking on the Century Farm or Heritage Farm link under “Hot Topics.” Applications may also be requested from Becky Lorenz, Coordinator of the Century and Heritage Farm Program via phone at 515-281-3645, email at or by writing to Century or Heritage Farms Program, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Henry A. Wallace Building, 502 E. 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50319. Farm families seeking to qualify for the Century or Heritage Farms Program must submit an application to the Department no later than June 1, 2014. The ceremony to recognize the 2014 Century and Heritage Farms is scheduled to be held at the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, August 12th. The Century Farm program began in 1976 as part of the Nation’s Bicentennial Celebration and 17,851 farms from across the state have received this recognition. The Heritage Farm program was started in 2006, on the 30th anniversary of the Century Farm program, and 650 farms have been recognized. Last year 365 Century Farms and 67 Heritage Farms were recognized. “Century and Heritage Farm recognitions at the Iowa State Fair are a great celebration of Iowa agriculture and the families that care for the land and produce our food,” Northey said. “I hope eligible families will take the time to apply and then come to the State Fair to be recognized.”

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Dix announces re-election bid

Candidate for State Auditor stops in Butler

Carly Jacobs shown in a defensive stance against Central. She’ll miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Carly is the daughter of Janice Jacobs and Mark Jacobs of Allison and her grandparents are Bill and Lois Jacobs of Allison and Donald Patet of Aplington. (Photo Nathan Ford) Bill Dix

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Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, announced his intentions this morning to seek reelection to his Iowa Senate District 25 seat Meeting this morning with members of the Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative and Butler County Farm Bureau, Senator Dix took the opportunity to share the news with neighbors and friends in his home county. “I hear from Iowans on a daily basis,” Senator Dix said. “They share their stories and concerns about burdensome taxes, limiting the scope of government and creating exciting career opportunities to keep their children in Iowa. I couldn’t agree more. I am running again for the Iowa Senate to help create a legacy of opportunity for all Iowans. Senator Dix is running for his second term in the Iowa Senate, where he serves as ranking member of the Rules committees and on the Labor and Business committee. “There is a lot of work still to be done on behalf of Iowans such as easing the tax burden on Iowa, reigning in spending and crafting policies that entice companies to expand and relocate in our great state,” Dix said. “That is the government people expect, the representation they deserve and the leadership they elected us to provide.” Senator Dix and his wife Gerri have three children, and operate a family farm near Shell Rock.

The hardy and enthusiastic members of the Butler County Democrats Central Committee were joined at their Wednesday, Feb 26th meeting by an energetic and humorful guest speaker, Jon Neiderbach, who told about his campaign for State Auditor with passion, conviction and charm. A graduate of Grinnel College and the University of Oregon Law School, Jon has worked in Iowa state government for over 30 years. Based on his training and broad experience, he summarized how he sees the work of auditor and how recent auditors have not been up to the job. The position requires more than financial management, he said, it also entails seeing to the efficiency, quality and effectiveness of what is being done with state money; the state auditor has to be independent of politics and responsible to no one but the voters, in other words, no simple rubberstamper of the Governors’ programs, but a worrier about accountability and objectivity, like: are state funds really effectively applied in matters such as water quality, nursing homes, homes for troubled youths, the efficiency of bureaucracies or the investigation of voter qualification? Jon stated that his work as Iowa State Auditor would be to function as “Iowa’s Chief Accountability Officer”. The Central Committee members then found their way home through a blustery and bitterly cold night, warmed by the knowledge that Iowa has a highly qualified and capable candidate for State Auditor.

Crop markets, nutrient reduction strategy to be focus of research farm meeting Chad Hart and Chad Ingels are the featured speakers at the annual Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association meeting. Free and open to the public, the get together will be held at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. A board meeting begins the event at 9:30 a.m., with presentations to follow from 10 a.m. to noon. Hart, an ISU extension economist, will give a crop marketing outlook. Wendy Wintersteen will provide an update of the college of agriculture and life sciences. Ingels will discuss the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. To celebrate Norman Borlaug’s 100th birthday (March 25), and to commemorate his contributions and achievements in helping to end

world hunger, a special program will be offered by the Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club over the lunch hour. Ken Pecinovsky, research farm superintendent, then will review results of the farm trials conducted in 2013, and Research Farm Reports and other publications will be available. The NEIAEA executive board will meet at the conclusion of the program. Call Terry Basol at 641-4266801 for more information. Directions: Take Nashua Exit 220, go west on B60 (1 mile). Turn south on Windfall Avenue (1 mile). At the “T” intersection, turn east on 290th Street (1/4 mile).

State tax returns to benefit children in Butler the take charge of your Taxpayers donate more provide body program to children in Butler than $65K to prevent child schools, while the group also contracts with Lutheran Services abuse in Iowa to provide the Families More than $65,000 will be raised to prevent child abuse when Iowans file taxes this year. A portion of the donations will help to support services that benefit families with children living in Butler County. Funds come from a line item on the state income tax return form that allows taxpayers to donate a portion of their refund, with all proceeds going to the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program. Money raised through the Child Abuse Prevention Check Off helps Butler County Visions of Well-Being child abuse prevention council provide sexual abuse prevention and parent education services through ICAPP. Buler VoWB contracts with Cedar Valley Friends of the Family to

Together II Home Visitor program for Butler families and children. ICAPP works to prevent child abuse in several ways, including: helping caregivers learn parenting skills, managing stress, strengthening connections and accessing resources. Since the Child Abuse Prevention Check Off began five years ago, more than $300,000 has been raised to benefit these efforts. To donate to ICAPP, taxpayers should look for line 55d on Iowa Tax Form 1040. An online tax program, such as Turbo Tax, asks whether to make a contribution after the filer has reviewed the tax form and is ready to submit. To learn more about the Child Abuse Prevention Check Off, go to

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University of Iowa 2013 Fall Dean’s List Announced IOWA CITY - Some 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. The list below includes students from your area: Carter Yerkes of Greene, IA Elena Bruess of New Hartford, IA Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and

the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI graded course work during a given semester or summer session and who have no semester hours of I (incomplete) or O (no grade reported) during the same semester are recognized by inclusion on the Dean’s List for that semester.

Carly Jacobs in new roll for Wartburg Knights Courtesy of Nathan Ford, Circuit Managing Editor, Wartburg College The lone senior on the Wartburg women’s basketball team this season will never see the court again as a Knight, but her teammates still believe she makes an impact. It’s the second knee injury Jacobs has had in her collegiate career, missing eight games her sophomore season as well. It’s also the third seasonending knee injury for a Wartburg player after freshman guard Megan Doty went down before Christmas and freshman forward Anna Mallen went down in the preseason. An ACL tear typically comes along with a 9-12 month recovery period. Carly had her surgery in Iowa City on February 12. Jacobs was averaging 10.9 points and shooting 40.3 percent from the 3-point line before the injury and is trying to stay positive about a devastating end to her career. “It’s really disappointing but it was supposed to happen,” Jacobs said. “I’m just trying to do the best I can to help the team out by letting them know little things on and off the court.” Players and coaches agree Jacobs still has an influence. Head coach Bob Amsberry said she made a “huge” difference on the bench Wednesday as Wartburg beat Buena Vista 82-77 in overtime for its

first win in a game decided by single digits in eight attempts. “She’s in a new role now. She’s still providing great leadership,” Amsberry said. “We’re still relying on her a lot to take this team a long ways, hopefully.” Jacobs always played well at BV’s Siebens Fieldhouse. She hit five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points in a 74-59 Wartburg win last year. Although crutches and a leg-long brace stopped her from shooting there this year, sophomore center Kailey Kladivo agreed that she still made a big difference. “It was really hard to see her go down and everything with all the hard work she’s put in,” said Kladivo, who was one of three Knights with a double double Wednesday. “We’re behind her 100 percent and just fighting for her.” The Knights led by six for much of the second half, but after BV forced overtime in the final seconds, were resilient enough to come away with their first road win since Nov. 26. “I was so proud,” Jacobs said. “They fought so hard and they deserved that win.” “I can lead in different ways now,” she said. “I think my mindset had to change being on the bench now. I can still lead on the bench and help out the younger kids.”

State Treasurer Fitzgerald has a vault full of gold for Iowans State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald has a pot o’ gold better than the one waiting at the end of the rainbow to give back to Iowans. He has a vault brimming full of unclaimed property to be reclaimed. Treasurer Fitzgerald encourages everyone to not wait until they find a four-leaf clover to see if luck is on their side, but to check to see if a treasure is waiting for them. “Our database contains names of individuals and businesses from all over Iowa,” Fitzgerald stated. “We search our list looking for those Irish connections this St. Patrick’s Day. Currently on the list we have over fifty records with the name Ireland, a few Shamrocks and over a thousand Greens.” While there are no four-leaf clovers, there is one Clover Luck in Cedar Rapids, a few dozen Irish and a Lucky Pub Grub in Ankeny. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $174 million in unclaimed property to more

than 421,000 people since Fitzgerald created it in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property’s owner for a specific period of time. State law requires these institutions and companies to annually report unclaimed property to the state treasurer’s office. The assets are then held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits, and safe deposit box contents. “Our goal is to keep reminding people to check their names on our website for any unclaimed property,” stated Fitzgerald. Simply visit to begin your search. Be sure to like the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter @GreatIATreasure.

S.R. Historical Society extends photo contest deadline The Shell Rock Historical Society has extended deadlines for their photo contest. The photos will become the property of the society, and be displayed in the museum. All are invited to attend, with no admission and prizes awarded. Pictures must be submitted by Sept. 10 to be displayed at the museum in May 2015. To Enter On the back of the picture, print your name, phone number and where the photo was taken (township if known). Identify persons in photo if possible, along with the date. The photos may be dropped off at the Shell Rock Library, the museum or to any board member. Prizes Grand prize is up to $55 in merchandise from the museum store. Category prizes are a one year membership to the SRHS. Categories 1960 and prior photos – pictures actually taken before 1960 of agriculture farms, machinery, old methods of farming, etc. Barns – to preserve the pictures of these large old barns, even collapsed barns. Pictures taken after 1960. Farmstead – outbuildings, old

houses, etc. Need not to be occupied at the present. Pictures taken after 1960. Machinery – the old horse drawn, or early mechanical farm tools. Also pictures of them being used. Photos by students under 18 years of age – age and parents’ names. Category and guidelines are same as above. Rules Pictures must be taken within the area of Shell Rock – that is Bremer County line to the east, Black Hawk County line to the south, Highway 14 to the west and C33 to the north. No entry fee. Submit an 8-by-10inch photo that becomes the property of the museum, and may be exhibited there. Photos to be scanned and enlarged, take to Shell Rock Library for help. Cost is 50 cents for color; and 15 cents for black and white copies. Use photo paper whenever possible. Other options for print are Walmart, The Printery, etc. The board and two photographers will judge the contest. Decision of the judges is final. Contest is open to anyone of any age, but photos must be taken within the prescribed area. Questions Contact Linda at (319) 885-6687.


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“Architecture by Children� Drawing contest announced The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the sixth annual “Architecture by Children� (ABC) drawing contest for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This program, run by the Architecture in the Schools Committee of the Iowa Architectural Foundation, is open to all Iowa students in these grades. The theme of this year’s contest is Window to Iowa. Students should explore how windows and other glazing enhance Iowa’s rich architectural landscape. The contest is divided into two age categories across five regions. A statewide winner from each age group (Kindergarten – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade) and one regional winner in each category will earn a cash prize. The contest is sponsored by the Iowa Architectural Foundation and Holmes Murphy and Associates. Additional prizes provided by Casey’s General Stores. WHO: All Iowa students, grades Kindergarten – 6th grade, including home-schooled students. WHAT: Explore the importance of windows and other glazing in Iowa structures. It could be an entire building made of glass or just one unique window. Entries should be of windows or glazing that enhance the space and play a predominant role in the architectural design and surrounding landscape. Students are encouraged to get creative and use their favorite way of drawing – crayons, pencils, or pens. Official contest rules and entry forms can be downloaded from www. WHY: Statewide winners in each category (K – 3rd and 4th – 6th) will earn $100.00 cash prize. Regional winners in each category will earn a $50.00 cash prize. Regions can be viewed at www. DEADLINE: Entries must be received by April 18, 2014. Winners will be announced in May 2014. THE FINE PRINT: Entries must be drawn on official entry forms. Only one entry per student. Entries will not be returned and become property of the Iowa Architectural Foundation. A guardian’s legible printed name, signature, and phone number (and valid email address if available) are required for the entry form to be valid. Official contest rules and entry forms can be downloaded from The Iowa Architectural Foundation, founded in 1989, is celebrating 25 years of promoting awareness and appreciation of architecture and design. The nonprofit pursues its mission through youth education programs, community design charrettes, architectural walking tours, and an annual lecture series. Visit www. for more information.

Waverly Health Center (WHC) will host “The Diabetes Connection� on Tuesday, March 11. The event will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the WHC campus. The topic will be “The ABC’s of Diabetes.� This program is part of the ongoing diabetes education outreach program offered by WHC. It is free and open to the public. To learn more about the diabetes education program at WHC, call (319) 352-4952.

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.

By Vicky Malfero Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats

211/537, Randy Moad 523, Jerry Klingbeil 520, Dick Reser 514, Isaac Almelien 514, Randy Sage 505, Joe Soderberg 504.

Tuesday Night Road Warriors High Score: Rich Bates 257/736.

Thursday Night Mixed Pin Buster League Date Bowled: Thursday, 2/274 Freeze Frame 22-6 Feldmeier’s 17-11 Curly’s DD 15-13 Pioneer 12-16 Buck Wild 12-16 Cooper’s 6-22

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Nicole Johnson (top row, third from right) of Flint Hills Resources in Shell Rock recently participated in the annual Girls in Science festival. Presented by the Science Center of Iowa, Flint Hills Resources developed fun, interactive science and engineering experiments as a sponsor for junior high and high school girls. Flint Hills Resources is committed to promoting science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – education and mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers. The company operates ethanol plants in Arthur, Fairbank, Iowa Falls, Menlo and Shell Rock, Iowa and Fairmont, Neb.

Braley announces Summer Internships are available Internship applications now being accepted in congressman’s DC, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids offices Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today said that summer internships for Iowa college students are available to apply for. “Internships are a great opportunity to learn the legislative process and understand how to help Iowans throughout the state,� Braley said. Summer internships will be available in Braley’s Washington, DC office as well as his

district offices in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids. All Iowa college students are welcome to apply. Interested applicants should complete the internship form on Braley’s website and email it to gov or fax it to 202-225-6666. Applications must be received by Friday, March 14, 2014 to be considered. For additional information or questions email or call Braley’s DC office at 202-2252911.

Child advocates need in Franklin and Butler Counties The Child Advocacy Board is seeking volunteers in Franklin and Butler County to serve as Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). The board is also strongly seeking male volunteers and minorities to serve in this area. On any given day in Iowa, 5,000 children are in foster care. Their ages range from a few hours old to the majority age of 18 years. Situations also vary, from neglected or abused children to children who have special needs. But all have in common the need for stability and the right to permanency. CASA volunteers advocate on

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Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 2/26/14 Allison Pharmacy 26-10 Wyffel’s Hybrids 21-15 A&M Electric 19-17 Sonya’s Salon 16-20 Dralle’s Dept. Store 14-22 Emerald Door Inn 12-24

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Senior Foot Clinics March 2014

Butler County Public Health Foot Clinics for the month of March have been scheduled. Appointments are required for patients to come to the office to have their toenails trimmed by an RN on a monthly basis. A fee of $20 will be charged for this service. Home visits will be $25. Appointments will be taken beginning at 9:00 a.m. and may be made by calling Butler County Public Health at 319-267-2934. Clinics will be held on the following dates:


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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 9: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, March 12: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, March 9: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation Instruction; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion as we begin the season of Lent St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Saturday, March 8: Turn Clocks Ahead 1 Hour; 7:00 a.m. Women & Men’s Bible Study at Elm Springs Sunday, March 9: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 6:00 p.m. Lenten Worship Service at Trinity Reformed Tuesday, March 11: 9:00 a.m. Sew-Sew Sisters Wednesday, March 12: 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8 Confirmation; 7:00 p.m. Church Council Thursday, March 13: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Friday, March 14: 10:15 a.m. Worship & Communion at Allison Rehabilitation Center Saturday, March 15: 7:00 a.m. Women & Men’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 9: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 4:15 p.m. Grief Share; 6:00 p.m. Lenten Service Monday, March 10: 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Wednesday, March 12: 6:30 p.m. GEMS/Cadets; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, March 9: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, March 12: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, March 9: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, March 9: 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 9: 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 9: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Bristow. 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 9: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Sunday, March 9: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Monday, March 10: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service. Thursday, March 13: 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting. 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 Wednesday, March 5: 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Joint Service with Shell Rock UMC @ Clarksville. Sunday, March 9: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Joint Daylight Savings Time @ Shell Rock UMC; Potluck Dinner following. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study @ Dave and Lola Clark’s; Bible Study book will be “Final Words from the Cross” lead by Pastor Dan Fernandez. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Thursday, March 6: 1:30 p.m. Women’s Fellowship. Saturday, March 8: Deliver Meals. Sunday, March 9: Daylight Savings Time begins; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; Kid’s Alive. Wednesday, March 12: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 4:30 p.m. Conf.; 6:30 p.m. Lenten Supper & Worship; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. Thursday, March 13: 12:00 noon Assoc. Cluster Meeting. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 NALC Iowa Mission District Pastors 1st, 2nd and 5th Saturdays; 3rd and 4th Saturdays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Saturday, March 8: 5:00 p.m. Worship. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, March 9: 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 12: 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 9: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, March 9: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, March 9: 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Tuesday, March 11: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Confirmation Thursday, March 13: 9:30 a.m. Faith, Vision & Glory Circle Friday, March 14: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WELCA Tying Day Saturday, March 15: 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 Friday, March 7: World Day of Prayer @ Methodist Church in Nashua. Sunday, March 9: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, March 9: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Kids ROCK - ages 3 years to 6th grade. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. BYF - 7th-12th grades. 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 9: 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 9: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. Lenten 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 9: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service - Daylight Savings Time Worship with Clarksville UMC; Potluck to follow. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, March 9: 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 8: 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 9: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, March 12: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, March 9: 8:45 a.m. New Member Class, Sunday School, Confirmation, Adult Class; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Monday, March 10: 2:00 p.m. Bingo at Allison Rehabilitation Center Tuesday, March 11: 9:00 a.m. Rachel Circle; 7:00 p.m. Rebecca Circle Wednesday, March 12: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Lenten Supper; 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice; 7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service Thursday, March 13: 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting Saturday, March 15: 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, March 7: 7:00 a.m. Mass; 6:00 p.m. Adoration & Evening Prayer. Saturday, March 8: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, March 9: 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. Catholicism Series; 1:45 p.m. Serve cookies @ Bartels; 7:00 p.m. Catholicism Series. Tuesday, March 11: 5:30 p.m. Mass; 6:00 p.m. Simple Supper; 6:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, March 9: 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 9: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, March 12: 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 9: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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Ernest DeBower Ernest DeBower, 92, of Waverly, Iowa, formerly of Allison, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday March 1, 2014, at the St. James

Lutheran Church in Allison, Iowa. Burial took place at the Allison Cemetery in Allison, Iowa. Pastor Jeffrey Blank officiated. Sietsema Vogel Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Good Old Days? It was my privilege recently to celebrate 80 years of life on this earth. I am very thankful to God for this gift that has brought a life filled with many days of joyful meaning and purpose. There are few days I regret, and many I treasure. Yet, looking back, I sometimes wonder why this should be so. When compared to today, my life often did not have a lot of material advantages and entertainments. Why should my experiences have resulted in such a good life? As I reflect back those many years, to a childhood on an Iowa family farm in Butler County, Iowa, I remember a culture very different from today. The family was the center of life. It was not always “perfect”, but it was always together. Whether it was work, play, problems or pleasure, the nuclear family and the extended family were the center of one’s everyday life. There were chores morning and evening, from a very early age. A nine year old child can already clean out the manure from the barn, and throw down silage and hay for the cows, every morning and evening. And that was only the beginning. As the years went by more chores and responsibilities were added to one’s day by day schedule. School meant a one room building with outdoor toilets. There were 20 some students in all 9 grades. It was taught by a young woman who had attended teacher’s college one summer after high school. The rural country church was a small congregation of people who were all related at some level, from generations past. I have enjoyed good health. I had perfect attendance at both public school and Sunday school. For over 16 years, as Sunday school student and teacher, I was never absent one Sunday. I did not miss a day of public school. But healthy people were the ones that did the work that always needed to be done each day. It was assumed I would always be responsible in doing my expected share of the chores and field work. This, of course, was a very simple life, compared to today’s world. Work was something one did every day. Time with the family, playing a game or going to town, was the most typical entertainment. Vacation for us meant a day or two in the summer going fishing at a lake in Minnesota. One couldn’t leave the farm chores and crops. We had only a few changes of clothing. One was a suit and shoes for Sunday. And then there were two sets of clothes for school and two for everyday wear. One set of clothes, of course, would be in the wash. The only time we got new clothing was when we had obviously outgrown the clothes in the closet. It was like a vacation when I finally went to college. No farm responsibilities on the college campus. I first owned a car when I was 25 years old. I went without a car, or any other luxury, to finance college and graduate school. If I needed transportation I borrowed my brother’s car. Visiting relatives and other friends was the most common entertainment. Going to a party meant a few glasses of soda pop and perhaps a piece of cake or pie with friends. Movies were a big entertainment, going perhaps once a month. New clothing was purchased only with money one had been given at Christmas or a birthday. All of those things, of course, were only part of what was involved in living on the mid-20th century farm. One finds it almost unbelievable to see the comparative luxury provided for the typical American today. It would be unbelievable in the recent past, to be told one could fly at 30,000 feet in the air, and move at 66 miles an hour. It would not be believed that an ordinary person could have a car with its wonderful comforts. Living in a house with an indoor toilet and automatically provided heat was only for a very wealthy few. A school that had modern technology available for every student could not have been imagined. So one tends to thin, with all these material benefits, today’s child and young adult is surely happier. For over thirty years I taught college religion classes, and came into contact with hundreds of young people every day. I did not find them any happier then I was when their age. I am reminded of the students when watching some of today’s entertainments. For example, one sees a program picturing the life of some young women on the TV show “Girls”. HBO calls it “a look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their twenties.” One sees young people with all the wonderful material benefits, sports, and entertainments available in today’s American society. Yet, they do not navigate adult life very well. Instead of finding joy in day to day life, they find themselves in painful, unpleasant, and embarrassing situations. In thinking about it I found this TV show accurately reflecting what I saw among the college students. Instead of lives filled with wonderful good times, one finds only occasional joy. Mostly one finds impersonal relationships that seek pleasure. The pleasure though is fleeting, and when it is over, it leaves an empty yearning, wishing for something more than just fun for a few hours. In the TV show one character, Hannah, has many experiences, but, seems unable to find any meaning or purpose in them. They come and go, and then are over forever. Jessa seeks for ways to exercise power over others, especially power over the men she would like to consider marrying. But no relationship seems ever to move beyond the pleasure of a nice date. The character Marnie struggles to figure out what it might mean to be more than just a young woman trying to be pretty. The right hair style, makeup, and clothing seem not to bring more than a few hours of pleasure. Shoshanna conforms to her parent’s expectations, but she feels only shame at not living a wild and free life style, such as she sees around her in her friends. Romance and relationships seem to have little to do with finding meaning and purpose in life. There are so many material advantages provided these young people in their lives. But they produce only fleeting experiences of pleasure that soon pass. In one episode Hannah says, “I think I may be the voice of my generations.” One thing she would like very much to find is a committed relationship with an attractive and stable man. She says, “Please don’t tell anyone this, but I want to be happy.” To find true happiness though, the Hannahs of this generation need something more than the material goods and pleasurable entertainments life today provides them. They need something that goes beyond the self-involved world in which they find themselves. Rev. Ralph Wedeking Pastor, Allison Congregational Church

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The Clover Connection Nancy Jensen Butler County CYC

To Market, To Market Does anyone remember that nursery rhyme that went: To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, jiggetyjig. To market, to market, to buy a fat hog, Home again, home again, jiggetyjog. To market, to market, to buy a plum bun, Home again, home again, market is done. I must admit that is not quite the way I remembered it; why would ANYONE want to buy a plum anything? The bigger question is, “With the price of gas these days, why did they make 3 trips?� (Maybe pork was on special!) Most of us don’t go to the market and buy a pig or hog; we go to the grocery store or Orly’s and buy pork all cut up into nice packages of chops and loin and ground pork. But, I digress. One of the workshops I am helping to organize along with others in our Region is a Market Ready Workshop. Almost every community in Butler County has a Farmer’s Market during the summer and in to fall. The great looking veggies along with fruit and baked goods can cause even the die-hard junk food junkie to drool! This workshop is not for them! If you are a farmer’s market participant, you keep right on doing what you do because we all love those fresh fruits and veggies! But, some people are ready to go in

a different direction with their produce and target restaurants, schools, grocery stores and institutions. If that is your desire, sit up and read this closely – you need to take this workshop!! The training is based around best practices that have been identified by buyers in these types of markets. You will learn what they are looking for! Turns out many restaurants and grocery stores are eagerly looking for that homegrown food and you, as a producer, need to have a better business strategy in order to win these markets. The two day training will be March 25 & 27 from 11:30 am to 5 pm each day and producers must attend both days. The workshops will be held in Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College. The cost is $55/person or $90 per couple or two employees from the same farm. Fees include training materials, light lunch and refreshments. Topics that will be covered include communications and relationships building, packaging, labels, supply and delivery, post-harvest handling for produce, grading, insurance, regulatory and marketing. Iowa Market Ready will help vendors sell their produce, whether it’s dairy, eggs, fruits, meats or veggies, by helping them design a business strategy aimed at success. Pre-registration is required so call Christa at 515-294-4430 or email her at This program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program and Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership.

Crop Markets and Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to be highlighted at the ISU Northeast Research Farm Annual Meeting March 19 NASHUA – Chad Hart and John Lawrence to speak at the annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association (NEIAEA) at the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Call to Order for the board meeting. From 10:00 a.m. to Noon will be key presentations from John Lawrence, Associate Dean and Director for ISU Extension and Outreach; Chad Hart, ISU Extension Economist; Wendy Wintersteen, Dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Stations. John Lawrence will discuss and provide updated information on the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Chad Hart will give us a crop marketing outlook as we head into 2014, and Wendy Wintersteen will provide an update of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. There will be a special program over the noon hour to commem-

orate Norman Borlaug’s great contributions and achievements in helping to end world hunger and celebrate his 100th birthday (March 25th, 2014). After lunch, Ken Pecinovsky, Research Farm Superintendent, will review results from the farm trials conducted in 2013. Provided free at the meeting is the 2013 Research Farm Report along with other publications. Lunch will be offered by the Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Following lunch, the NEIAEA board of directors will meet. The annual meeting is free and open to the public. The program is held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the ISU Northeast Research Farm near Nashua. Directions: From Nashua at the Jct of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and Co. Rd. B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.

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Rabbit Workshop Do you have questions about caring for and showing rabbits? A Rabbit Workshop is being offered on March 29th from 9 am to noon at the 4-H Youth Building on the Bremer County fairgrounds. The cost for the workshop is $10.00 plus materials to make a carrier. The day will begin with making a carrier to hold your rabbit and you’ll progress through stations learning about nutrition for rabbits, how to care for them and what showmanship involves. There will even be an opportunity to bring one rabbit and have it judged by a certified rabbit judge so you will know what fair will be like. A registration form can be found on our website at Hop to it and fill out the form and learn more about your rabbit project!

ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Certified Handlers Program March 26 Butler County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course Wednesday, March 26. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program. The local attendance site is the Butler County Extension meeting room located at 320 N. Main Street, Allison. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before March 19 and $45 after March 19. The course will provide continuing instructional credit for certified handlers. Topics to be covered include effects of pesticides on groundwater and other non-target sites; responding to spills and accidents; secondary containment requirements; pesticide container handling and disposal; and nontarget injury and community problems associated with pesticide handling facilities. Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PME program can be accessed at

First Lego League Meeting held... Sixteen people attended the First Lego League meeting held at the Extension Office on February 27th. Andrew Haan brought his robot to show the group what it was like and he and his dad, Irv Haan, led the discussion about building a team, getting the challenge, solving it and going to competition. Interested members will begin their club in earnest in late summer.

Iowa MarketReady Offered for Local Food Producers to Reach Beyond Local Consumers Ames - While significant opportunity exists to build on the demand for local products in local markets, many farmers are hesitant or unprepared to meet the transactional requirements required by institutional, wholesale and restaurant buyers to manage food safety, insurance, product quality and traceability risks. Iowa MarketReady, a new program from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program, addresses these issues and seeks to educate food suppliers to succeed in today’s markets and continue to be profitable, while utilizing a new marketing stream. The training is based around best business practices identified by buyers in these markets that are actively seeking local suppliers. Iowa MarketReady will help farm vendors selling dairy, fruits, meats and vegetables design a better business strategy to succeed. This two-day training will be held March 25 and March 27, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days in Room 117 of Tama Hall at Hawkeye Community College, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo, Iowa. Producers need to attend both days of the workshop. The program will start with registration and lunch on both days. Topics to be covered include communications and relationship building, packaging, labels, supply and delivery, post-harvest handling for produce, grading, insurance, regulatory and marketing. The workshop costs $55/person or $90/couple or two employees from the same farm. Fees include training materials, light lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call or email Christa at 515-294-4430 or Please give names of registrants, address, phone number, e-mail address and indicate whether you are a produce or livestock/poultry/egg producer. Sponsors of the program include Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Value Added Agriculture Program and Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership.

Yard and Garden: Growing Fruit Trees AMES, Iowa – With a little planning, homeowners who enjoy picking ripe, juicy fruit from their own trees can successfully grow fruit trees, such as apples, pears, plums and cherries – even homeowners with only small yard space. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulture specialists share information about selecting pear, plum and apricot varieties. To have additional questions answered, contact the Hortline at 515294-3108 or What would be a good planting site for fruit trees? Selecting the proper planting site is critical when planting fruit trees in the home landscape. While fruit trees can be grown on a wide variety of soils, good soil drainage is imperative. Apples and other fruit trees do not tolerate wet soils. Fruit trees planted in poorly drained soils often die within a few years of planting. Most fruit trees grow well in fertile soils with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Because of space restrictions, planting sites are often limited in the home landscape. Fruit trees require full sun. Select a site that receives at least six hours of direct sun each day. Avoid shady sites near large trees. What are the advantages and disadvantages of dwarf and semidwarf fruit trees? Dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees are produced by grafting or budding the desired variety (cultivar) onto a dwarfing rootstock. Most standardsize fruit trees eventually get 25 to 30 feet tall. Dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees are much smaller. Fruit trees grown on dwarfing rootstocks

typically grow 10 to 15 feet tall. Dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees are easier to maintain (prune, spray, harvest, etc.), fit better into small home landscapes and produce fruit sooner after planting than standard-size trees. However, some dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit trees have poor root anchorage, so they may need to be supported with a stake or trellis. How soon will a newly planted fruit tree begin to bear fruit? Fruit trees purchased from nurseries and garden centers are usually 1- to 2-year-old plants. The length of time from planting to fruit bearing varies with the species of fruit, the cultivar and whether the tree is dwarf or standard. Apple and pear trees grown on dwarf or semi-dwarf rootstocks will come into bearing at a much earlier age than trees grown on standard-size rootstocks. Rootstocks have little effect on the bearing age of other fruit trees. The average bearing age of fruit trees is • Apple – 4 to 5 years • Pear – 4 to 6 years • Plum – 3 to 5 years • Sour or tart cherry – 3 to 5 years Which fruit trees can be successfully grown in the state? Apples and pears possess excellent winter hardiness and can be successfully grown throughout Iowa. Hardy sour (tart) cherry, plum and apricot cultivars can be grown throughout the state. Sweet cherries and peaches perform best in southern Iowa as they are not reliably hardy

in northern and central portions of the state. A publication listing recommended fruit cultivars for Iowa is available from the Extension Online Store or downloaded here, Fruit Cultivars for Iowa. When planting fruit trees do I need to plant more than one variety to obtain fruit? In regards to fruit trees, there are two types of pollination. Self-pollination occurs when the pollen is transferred from the anther to the stigma on the same flower, from another flower on the same tree or from a flower on another tree of the same cultivar. Selfpollinated trees are said to be selffruitful. Many trees cannot produce fruit from their own pollen and are considered self-unfruitful. These trees require cross-pollination for fruit set. Cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen from one tree to the flower of a genetically different tree or cultivar. To ensure a good crop, two or more cultivars (of the same type of tree) must be planted when planting self-unfruitful trees. Only a single tree needs to be planted when planting self-fruitful fruit trees. Apples and pears are self-unfruitful. Most European plums are self-fruitful. However, hybrid plums are selfunfruitful and require another hybrid cultivar for cross-pollination. Sour (tart) cherries are self-fruitful. Most sweet cherries are self-unfruitful. Peaches are self-fruitful. The apricot cultivars ‘Moongold’ and ‘Sungold’ are self-unfruitful. Plant at least one of each to ensure a good crop.


6 • Thursday, March 6, 2014

• Butler County Tribune-Journal • Clarksville Star •

What's going on?

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley visited the Hampton Rotary Club at Godfather’s Pizza Feb. 19, during a stop on his annual 99-county tour. The longtime senator from New Hartford fielded questions about his political career, Sen. Ted Cruz and manufacturing jobs in Iowa, but his most fiery responses came when he was asked about presidential overreach and Senate disorder.

Senator Chuck Grassley Time to Decide on Keystone XL After nearly six years of rigorous regulatory review, approval for the more than 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline remains in limbo. The TransCanada Corporation awaits a U.S. Presidential Permit to begin construction of the transcontinental infrastructure connecting a 36inch pipeline system from Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska. Starting from the oil sands of Canada through the Bakken region in Montana and North Dakota, the pipeline would carry up to 830,000 barrels per day of crude oil to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast region. Its completion has the potential to bring enormous economic growth and energy stability to the United States. Imagine if the United States would be able to supply 100 percent of its fossil fuel demand from North American sources. Giving the green light to the Keystone XL pipeline would help get us closer to making that a reality. There’s a lot riding on the decision. Policymakers and regulators are factoring into account its potential effect on job creation; energy independence; air, water and soil quality; and, economic growth. As with most areas of public policymaking, politics looms large in the debate. With all that’s known to date, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is good for America. It would improve our energy stability, jump-start economic growth and job creation (this is genuinely a shovelready jobs and infrastructure project of the kind the President likes to champion) and reduce reliance on foreign sources of oil, and that’s beneficial for America’s national security interests. Let’s consider a few of the President’s possible choices: 1. Transport oil through America’s Midwest rather than importing it from the Middle East. 2. Transport oil via underground pipeline rather than posing greater risks to public, traffic and environmental safety with alternative shipment by rail or road. 3. Lead the way on regulatory ap-

proval, oversight and compliance of traditional fuels and oil development. As the President has said when it comes to meeting the needs of America’s energy supply-and-demand equation, the answer to the question is: “All of the above.” Keep in mind that relentless scrutiny by environmentalists, landowners, residents and local leaders along the proposed route through the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska prompted TransCanada to reroute the Keystone XL pipeline. The new route under review recognizes efforts to safeguard the natural resources of the Sand Hills. Like members of many Iowa farm families, I appreciate the ecological impact and property rights issues that have been raised. Robust debate helps identify problems and resolve differences. That’s the beauty of America’s system of self-governance and checks and balances. The U.S. State Department recently released its final long-awaited environmental impact review. Its analysis concluded the pipeline would not bear significant environmental impact and would provide the safest way to transport oil. It also found that rejection of the pipeline will not affect Canada’s decision to develop these oil resources. Let’s not be naive. If the President rejects the permit application, TransCanada is not going to pick up its marbles and get out of the oil business. Canada will continue to develop its resources. President Obama has an opportunity to advance U.S. energy security by forging a partnership with one of our most stable trading partners on the planet. This is a golden opportunity to put the public interest above political interests. From national security advisors to labor leaders, members of the military and veterans service organizations and bipartisan advocacy on Capitol Hill, there is ever-growing public support for Keystone XL. In March 2013, President Obama told the Senate Republican Caucus that he would make a decision on the Presidential Permit before the end of 2013. It’s time for a Presidential decision in support of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Home Country by Slim Randles It’s the first Saturday in March, 1973, and more than 40 dog mushers are ready to leave the semi-pro baseball stadium in Anchorage and drive their teams more than 1,100 miles to Nome. Could they really do it? Well, they did it that year and every year since, of course, in the monumental Iditarod Sled Dog Race, but that first year? The mushers themselves kinda looked at each other and shrugged and wondered. No one alive had ever driven a team that far. I was there, and was privileged to have driven a team in that first race. Some top-name mushers referred to guys like me - homesteaders who used dog teams to get back and forth to town - as “recreational mushers,” meaning not serious racers. That was true. Our dogs were valued members of our families, just as your dog is in your family. We just had more of them and they pulled a sled for a living. Iditarod is pronounced eye-DIT-arod. The men and women who drive

teams in this long, cold camping trip pronounce it IDIOT-road, with reason. I had seven dogs, the minimum allowed, and I had to borrow a dog to make seven, giving me the nickname “Seven-Dog Slim.” The dog I borrowed had kennel cough and I had to stop every couple of hours and dose him with cough syrup, which he hated and caused him to run all out in panic when he saw me coming with the bottle. I still think I’d have won that race if all my dogs had kennel cough. Our race ended ignominiously with a helicopter ride after I crushed an ankle 300 miles into the race. But there’s something about the first Saturday in March for those who have been there. Wherever we are and whatever we do now, each year on that day we say a prayer for the men and women on trail and wish them good weather, packed trail, and happy dogs. It’s lonely and cold out there, and it’s a very long way to Nome.

A Safer Iowa For Our Young People The Iowa Senate unanimously approved legislation to increase penalties for child kidnapping in response to the kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard of Dayton last year by Michael Klunder. Our goal is to deter others from perpetrating such horrible crimes against Iowans in the future; it was a solemn time in the chamber, as Senators recalled what happened to Kathlynn, a high school freshman. We approved a 25-year prison sentence for kidnapping a person under the age of 18. This recommendation came to us from the Public Safety Advisory Board, a group of experts in criminal law, and is supported by the Iowa County Attorneys Association. We also voted to allow the courts to review juvenile convictions of sexual predators and place them indefinitely in detention for treatment upon release from prison if the circumstances warrant. We will work with the Iowa House to find common ground on this issue and come up with the best possible solution. No child should ever have to endure what Kathlynn experienced, and no family should ever have to live through what the Shepards did last year. In other legislation to better protect children, Iowa schools will become safer and more secure if Senate File 2136 becomes law. The bill creates a “School Infrastructure Safety and Security Fund” to provide grants to school districts for installing and op-

erating basic security measures. Fear and confusion can quickly ensue when school buildings do not have basic security equipment that many large private employers have in place. During a school lockdown, for example, teachers often have no immediate way to access official information about the threat. Under SF 2136, $10 million in state funds would be available to purchase and install entry control devices, door locking hardware, two-way doors and glass, alarm communication systems, glass-break sensors, two-way radios and other equipment that reflect school safety and security best practices. Local schools would match the state investment on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Additional information This is a legislative column by Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties. For newsletters, photos and further information, go to www. To contact Senator Ragan during the week, call the Senate Switchboard at 515-281-3371. Otherwise she can be reached at home at 641424-0874. E-mail her at amanda. Senator Ragan is an Assistant Senate Majority Leader, chair of the Human Resources Committee and vice-chair of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Natural Resources & Environment, Rules & Administration and Veterans Affairs committees.

Linda Upmeyer Newsletter It’s hard to believe we have completed the seventh week of the legislative session. We saw a great deal of floor action this week, including passing legislation that better protects Iowans and makes our state an even safer place to raise a family. The tragedy that occurred last summer in Fort Dodge involving Kathlynn Shepard and Desi Hughes highlighted areas where we could strengthen Iowa’s laws in regards to kidnapping. This tragedy resulted in the murder of Kathlynn, who was 15 years old. This week we passed legislation which toughens penalties for individuals convicted of crimes against children, specifically kidnapping. HF 2253 gives our county attorneys the tools they need to appropriately prosecute these cases. The bill makes the crime of kidnapping a child 15 or under, a class B felony and lengthens prison time for those who are convicted of this crime. In the Shepard case, the murderer was a convicted child kidnapper who was freed due to good behavior. This bill would have ensured he stayed in prison. The bill passed the House 94-3. Over the past several months, concerns regarding human trafficking have greatly increased in our state. This week 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. The bill also makes trafficking a person under the age of 18 a class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and makes the solicitation of a prostitute under the age of 16 a felony. We are serious about ending human trafficking in our state. Iowans will not tolerate the sexual exploitation of minors, and this bill directly addresses the issue. HF 2254 passed the House with a unanimous vote of 98-0. Protecting Iowa’s children is one of my top priorities as your State Representative. One of the greatest things about Iowa is our safe and friendly communities. We can never take that for granted and must always fight to preserve this tremendous quality of our state. HF 2253 and HF 2254, both having received overwhelming bipartisan support, have been sent to the Senate for their consideration. Next week promises to be another busy week in the Legislature. Our committees will be reviewing and discussing legislation passed to us by the Senate and we will continue our debate on the floor. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at or 515-2814618 with any questions, concerns, or feedback regarding proposed legislation. I look forward to hearing from you!

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE TO BE OFFERED AT AUCTION Approximately 194 tillable acres and 123 non-tillable pasture acres farm formerly owned by Lena Voogd, located in Butler County, Iowa and legally described as: The West one-half (W 1/2) of Section Twenty-two (22) in Township Ninety (90) North, Range Seventeen (17), West of the 5th P.M., Butler County, Iowa is being offered for sale by Mr. Douglas Freeseman and Roger E. Heise, Co-Executors of the Estate of Lena A. Voogd. The sale by auction will be conducted Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2:00 o’clock p.m. in the courtroom of the Butler County, Courthouse in Allison, Iowa. All bids must be in writing, sealed and received by Lynn J. Wiese, Attorney for the Estate at P.O. Box 634, The Barker Bldg., Iowa Falls, IA 50126, no later than noon, Friday, March 21, 2014. The executors reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. All bids will be considered final and unconditional for a period of 10 days following March 21, 2014. All will have the opportunity to amend their timely submitted written bid after all bids are opened. All bids will be opened at 2:00 p.m. at the Butler County Courthouse in Allison, Iowa, on March 21, 2014. Upon notification of acceptance of bid by the Estate, the successful bidder will have five days to execute a binding offer to buy upon terms acceptable to the Estate. TERMS OF SALE: 10 percent upon execution of binding offer to buy; balance due upon delivery of possession; possession to be delivered May 1, 2014, subject to cash rent lease with successful bidder entitled to all cash rent for crop year 2014. BARKER, McNEAL, WIESE & HOLT Lynn J. Wiese The Barker Building, P.O. Box 634, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 Telephone: 641-648-4261 - Fax: 641-648-4858 Email: ATTORNEYS FOR THE ESTATE OF LENA A. VOOGD

By Pat Racette

My uncle Dave is an original My uncle Dave is a man of many hats. But most importantly, he’s my friend. However, Dave doesn’t like to be called Davey, and, he doesn’t like to be touched. Originally raising his three boys in Colorado, Dave also doesn’t like the weather here in Iowa. “There’s about six good days in Iowa,” Dave usually says with his New Jerrrrssssey accent. “Usually one in the spring, two to three in the summer and a couple in the fall.” Really though, not much else bothers my uncle Dave. HE’S FUNNY I would say Dave is pull-my-finger funny. The only problem with his humor, though, is sometimes he can be heard laughing louder than anyone else after pulling his finger. LOUD Being from New Jersey, Dave is naturally loud. I don’t know if he had a lot of siblings or if it’s his cauliflower ear, but he sure can enter a room. “Hey Dave,” someone may say. “Hey, how we doing?” he erupts. FUN Dave is probably the most fungi I know. He drives all around with crazy prizes in his car, demonstrating to students what these rare items can do. He may wear a fake Elvis wig and shutter shades, and shoot duck and cow slingshots into the crowd. He’s a motivator for kids to start a fundraiser through magazine selling. “You sell 10 magazines,” I imagine Dave saying, “You win a gummy worm that sticks to someone’s ear for a minute. “You sell 20 magazines, I’ll rent the money blowing machine and let you keep what you can grab.” He’s always thinking of different ideas. My son, Colton, loves him. “Uncle Dave,” Colton will say. “I like Uncle Dave.” The last time we saw uncle Dave, he gave Colton about 30 weebles, a giant plastic pen and candy. We had to take away the candy and throw away the giant pen a bit later. GENEROUS Dave is a guy that would give you the shirt off his back, but he isn’t al-

ways the best at giving presents for special occasions like a birthday. For instance, Dave usually comes with a plastic sack of various items he gives away as prizes to students for fundraising. I remember Dave giving me a mini fridge that holds six cans. I thought it was pretty dang cool. A year later, though, it sat in my closet having never been touched. Another time, Dave went to a convention and thought slime would be a prize most any kid would want. I don’t think he was wrong about that, but the slime turned out to stick to clothes instead of rolling off. WEIRDLY TALENTED Do you know anybody that can win games at carnivals? Well, my uncle Dave can. Do I know why? Nope. I just recall as a lad, Dave winning these giant stuffed animals. What in the heck, I thought when I saw these gargantuan things. I wanted one. Sure enough, Dave goes over to the One Ball game, where you try to knock all three milk bottles over, and tries to win me one. I don’t know what happened, but his weird talent suddenly was just weird, because he couldn’t win my nothing. ODD HUMOR Dave has an odd humor, but that’s what makes him great in my eyes. He’s always curious, always coming up with read-between-the-lines e-mails. Not everybody gets it, but it’s still funny. He likes to prank people, take people a little out of their comfort zone and just get a good laugh. SOFTIE Deep down, though, my uncle Dave is a softie. I got to be good friends with uncle Dave back in in 2005 when I moved to Waterloo. His three boys were getting older, and, well, I was start life up again after pausing it. He was my buddy, and I was his, at least I think. I learned a lot about Dave in those two to three years. He’d ran marathons, resurfaced tennis courts, done carpentry, met my aunt patty through a friend, lived in various places and nearly had a buddy photograph the cover album for Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. I learned Dave was more the rough-edged tough type like the Boss. He didn’t like my music too much, but he still respected it like I respected his. We didn’t have music in common, but still formed a bridge there anyway. I was more of a Cat Stevens guy, as I could relate to The First Cut is the Deepest. Dave is truly an original. I mean, who else wears Dr. Martens, anklet socks, a white T-shirt and shorts when doing chores on the weekend. What can I say; he makes me laugh. Here’s to my other buddy, uncle Dave, in celebration of his birthday on your St. Paddy’s Day birthday. You are cool man, but you don’t have to write a book about it.

Cattlemen’s scholarship deadline is March 15 High school seniors who have been involved in cattle or beef activities may be eligible for scholarships from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation. Eligible students must graduate from high school this year, and meet any of these criteria: received youth beef team training, completed the Masters of Beef Advocacy or served as a county beef ambassador/queen/princess. Candidates will compete for $1,000 scholarships, and up to three scholarships will be awarded. An additional $500 will be awarded to any $1,000 scholarship winner who has completed the online course for MBA (Master of Beef Advocacy) by the time of the personal

interviews in April. Applications for the scholarship must be emailed or postmarked by March 15. The complete guidelines for the applications can be found at www. Finalists will participate in a personal interview and presentation in Ames, scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. Each finalist will give a five to eight minute presentation on an issue of their choice that impacts the beef industry, and be interviewed by a panel of judges. Scholarship winners will be announced at the conclusion of the day’s events. Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to Matt Deppe,, or call 515-296-2266.

• Butler County Tribune-Journal •

Dumont Community Library by Deb Eisentrager

New Christian Fiction Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman… Widow Lily Winter has a difficult meeting with her mother in which she learns she has a twin sister and she embarks on a journey to Australia to find her, meeting a mysterious man who may hold the key to renewing her life. Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble… Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson goes to Austin, Texas, for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace, but soon this safe house turns out to be a spider web of deceit. Unspoken by Dee Henderson… Sixteen years after Charlotte Graham's kidnapping, a traumatic event about which she has never spoken, Charlotte is back in Chicago and is the only one who knows the truth--but, even now, can she risk sharing it? A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears… After three failed attempts, Everett Cline is not happy when another--uninvited--mailorder bride arrives, but Julia Lockwood, wanting to escape an unhappy engagement in Massachusetts, agrees to a marriage in

name only, until the hardships of Kansas life draw them together. A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher… Living in a mountain cabin she inherited from her single, self-reliant Great Aunt Emma after her husband leaves her, Allison comes to terms with her grief, but when she finds a wedding dress and journals in Emma's attic, a portrait of Emma emerges that takes Allison completely by surprise: a portrait of a woman surprisingly like herself. A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano… After her plans to become a minister's wife are dashed, Felicia Murdock meets Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, and although he is annoyed by her habit of attracting trouble, they are drawn together when his past endangers her. Upcoming Events Mar. 6 - Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45 Mar. 11 – Friends of the Library Meeting 4:00 Mar. 12 - Lego League 2:304:00 Mar. 13 - Movie Day for Adults featuring New Hope 1:00 Mar. 13 - Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45 Mar. 19 - Lego League 2:304:00 Mar. 20 - Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45


/LHEH&DUH&HQWHU Greene, Iowa

Wednesday March 5th - We will begin our Wednesday morning with a game of Bean Bag Toss in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be playing 50 Point Dice. Today is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. Thursday March 6th - Come out to the lounge area this morning for a game of Penny Pitch. This afternoon we will be playing BINGO in the dining area. Come join us! Today is National Frozen Food Day. On this day in 1930, frozen food, developed by Clarence Birdseye, was sold for the first time (in Springfield, MA). Birdseye got the idea after observing Canadians thawing and eating naturally frozen fish. Friday March 7th - This morning we will be Bowling in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be having a fun discussion with some Food Trivia. Today is known as National Cereal Day. What is your favorite cereal? Saturday March 8th - We will be having some Balloon Fun today in the lounge area. This evening we will enjoy either Lawrence Welk or a Movie. Today is known as National Peanut Cluster Day. Sunday March 9th - Devotions

will be led by St. Peter Lutheran Church this afternoon at 2:00pm. Today is known as "Check your batteries Day". This day is held annually when Daylight Saving Time begins, the second Sunday in March...."Spring Forward!" Monday March 10th - We will be playing Bocci this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon we will be enjoying a visit from our 3rd Grade Friends. We always look forward to our visits with them. Today is known as National Pack Your Lunch Day. Tuesday March 11th - We will be enjoying a morning of Trivia this morning in the lounge area. This afternoon, come out to the dining area for a game of Knockout. QUOTE FOR THE DAY: "Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow." -Alice M. Swaim Exercise group is held Monday through Friday, prior to morning and afternoon activities. Social time is held daily at 2:30, or when afternoon activities are complete. You may visit us online at or in person at 108 South High here in Greene. Have a good week! Spring is hopefully just around the corner!


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MENUS Allison Meals on Wheels Monday, March 10: Baked ham, au gratin potatoes, peas, fruited jello Tuesday, March 11: Beef stroganoff over needles, country trio vegetables, jello poke cake Wednesday, March 12: Beef stuffed peppers, creamy coleslaw, mandarin oranges Thursday, March 13: Meatloaf, boiled potatoes/butter, green beans, strawberry chocolate cake Friday, March 14: Sweet & sour chicken & rice, broccoli cuts, pears HAMPTON-DUMONT SCHOOLS BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENUS Monday, March 10: Breakfast: Waffles/syrup, peaches Lunch: Chili crispito, Mexican rice, refried beans, pears Tuesday, March 11: Breakfast: Sausage & cheese biscuit, mandarin oranges Lunch: Taco soup, corn chips, carrots 7 celery, apple wedges Wednesday, March 12: Breakfast: Pancakes on a stick/ syrup, applesauce Lunch: Breaded chicken patty/ bun, potato wedge, asparagus, peaches Thursday, March 13: Breakfast: Breakfast bar, orange wheels Lunch: Beef & noodles, wheat roll, peas, cottage cheese, apricots Friday, March 14: Breakfast: Yogurt, pears, toast Lunch: Fish sticks, baked beans, buttered sandwich, strawberries All meals include milk and are subject to change. There is a 50¢ charge for lunch seconds for ALL students. Fresh fruits & vegetables, whole grain breads & pastas are used whenever possible. Hawkeye Valley Area Agency Aging MENU Mon., March 10: A: Chicken Rotini Casserole, Herbed Green Peas, Sliced Carrots, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Chef Salad, Orange Juice, No Salt Crackers, Fresh Banana, Salad Dressing, and Margarine Tues., March 11: A: Beef Italiano, Roasted Potato Medley, Spinach, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Sliced Turkey Breast, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw, California Vegetable Salad, Wheat Bread, and Fresh Fruit Wed., March 12: A: Roast Beef with Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Multi Grain Bread, Frosted Cake, and Margarine B: No Alternate Thurs., March 13: A: Apple Glazed Pork Patty, Green and Gold

Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Multi Grain Bread, Fruit Cocktail, and Margarine B: Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, Mixed Bean Soup, Carrifruit Salad, Multi Grain Bread, Fruit Cocktail, and Margarine Fri., March 14: A: Beef with Mushrooms, Rosemary Potatoes, Spring Vegetables, Multi Grain Bread, Peaches and Pineapple, and Margarine B: Tuna and Noodle Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Spring Vegetables, Multi Grain Bread, Margarine, Peaches and Pineapple There are two menu options on most days of the month. Both congregate and home delivered meals may choose between option A and option B. Meals must be ordered in advance. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. Preference for Option A or B must be given at time of order – if no preference is given, Option A will be served. Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877538-0508.

North Butler Community School District Breakfast/Lunch School Menus Monday, March 10: Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit Lunch: Crispito, lettuce/cheese, corn, refried beans, fruits, salad, dressing, carrots Tuesday, March 11: Breakfast: Egg patty, toast, fruit Lunch: Rib patty, W/G bun, French fries/SP fries, beets, fruits, salad/dressing, carrot Wednesday, March 12: Breakfast: Cereal, toast, fruit Lunch: Tater tot casserole, mixed vegetables, fruits, salad/dressing, carrot Thursday, March 13: Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage Lunch: Chrimp poppers, cheesy potatoes, peas & carrots, fruits, salad/dressing, bread-1 slice Friday, March 14: Breakfast: Donuts Lunch: Cheese pizza, fresh veggies/dip, fruits, salad/dressing Breakfast includes orange juice and milk. Lunches include milk and salad bar. Menus are subject to change.

Figure 8 event to go old school at Fair Continued from front The figure 8 racing traces back to the old days when banging cars and splashing mud was more a priority than spending money. Ebensburger said the cars won’t be as fast, will leave lots of mud flying.

Fair Information Butler County Fair 2014 takes place June 25-29, and Super Saver Ticket Packs are available Saturday, March 15 at ticketweb. com. Butler County 4-H members are selling Super Savers and family passes starting later in March as well. For more fair information, go to Grandstand Schedule WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 7 p.m. – MotorKazie Racing THURSDAY, JUNE 26 7:30 p.m. – Joe Nichols, with opener Parmalee FRIDAY, JUNE 27 7 p.m. – Car soccer, trailer races and old school figure 8s

SATURDAY, JUNE 28 1 p.m. – Chuckwagon racing 6 p.m. – Scrambles night SUNDAY, JUNE 29 1 p.m. – Barnyard battles 6 p.m. – Figure 8 racing 6 p.m. – Figure 8 racing

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Hall of Fame inductions Continued from front He was head of the party when current Sen. Charles Grassley began his political career, giving him full support in his bid for state legislature. Hiney also was a member of the Butler Fair Board from 1934-61, and was president from 1944-61. He played an instrumental role in organizing the fiar’s 1956 centennial celebration. He was also a member of Allison Town Council from 1936-48 and 1952-61. Allan was director of the State Bank of Allison from 1952-61, and chief of the Allison Fire Department from 1950-61. He was a member for 38 years. Allan was the first president of the commercial club, president of

the Allison Baseball Association and director of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Also, he was a member of the Allison Masonic Lodge, and serve as master. He was a member of Allison Chapter of Eastern Star, serving as a worthy patron, and was a member of the Shriners from 1945-61. He was a longtime member of the United Church of Christ in Allison, serving as chairman of the remodeling and building committee in 1956. He was a charter member of the Allison Lions Club, and served as president. Allan died on Feb. 6, 1961, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

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North Butler School News AGWSR tops Bearcats in district semi

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AGWSR's Evan Janssen (10) shoots between North Butler's Shaylon Lahr, left, and Gavin Scroggin during district play last week.

First-year North Butler coach reflects on five Bearcat senior leaders By Kristi Nixon

Todd Dolan drives into the lane by an AGWSR defender during the Class 1A district semifinal on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Grundy Center. (Patti Rust photo)

By Patti Rust Sports Correspondent GRUNDY CENTER – The AGWSR Cougar boys’ basketball team improved to 16-8 and earned a spot in the Class 1A District 4 final with a 46-35 win over North Butler last Tuesday. AGWSR opened the game with an 11-0 run to on its way to a 12-2 first period lead as North Butler struggled to find net. The Bearcats were equally frustrated in the second quarter as the Cougars outscored them 10-2 to make it a 22-4 game at the halfway mark. North Butler regrouped in the second half, putting up its biggest offensive quarter in the third period, scoring 19 points while holding the Cougars to eight. The Bearcats closed the gap to just five at one point, but the Cougars held on for the win with the help of the early lead and a 16-12 advantage in the final period. AGWSR senior Austin Heitland led the Cougars with 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots. Nathan Karsjens contributed 11 points from off the bench, and Sully Hofmeister provided a spark on both sides of the court with seven assists and three steals. With the win the Cougars moved to 16-8 on the season and set the stage for a rematch with the 21-2 NICL-West champs Gladbrook-Reinbeck in the district final at Parkersburg

on Thursday. The Bearcats, who closed out the season at 11-9, were led by senior Shaylon Lahr and sophomore Todd Dolan, each scoring 12 points.

PARKERSBURG – Shortly after the No. 7 North Butler girls basketball team were eliminated a game short of the Class 2A state basketball tournament last week, first-year head coach Jeff Lindell praised his senior leadership. Five seniors, Emily Dolan, Lisa Feldman, Kenzie Siemens, Marisa Speedy and Channing Wunsch, go out with an impressive record over their varsity playing days for the Bearcats. “They’ve been a steady force the last three years helping this program and went to three straight sub-state games, made it to state one time and I know they really wanted to go this year,” Lindell said. “Like I told them after the game, ‘some things just

were meant to happen.’ “I always say if you were meant to win the game, you were meant to win it. You make the shots the first half, they get the lead stretched out it was too much to come back from as good a team as they are.” The last three years combined, North Butler finished with an overall record of 59-6. “They (Hudson) answered all the calls tonight, but the seniors went undefeated in the conference, which was one of our goals and wanted to make it to the state tournament and we were real close,” Lindell said. “For me being a first-year head coach they really come to practice every day focused and got my young kids to do things and I can’t ask for five better seniors to help me out.”

AGWSR 12 10 8 16 -46 North Butler 2 2 19 12 -35 AGWSR (46) – Evan Janssen 2 3-3 6; Owen Abkes 2 0-2 6; Sully Hofmeister 0 3-4 3; Derek Schipper 0 2-2 2; Austin Heitland 6 3-6 15; Jacob Starr 0 0-0 0; Nathan Karsjens 4 1-2 11; Jared Haupt 0 0-0 0; Trevor Bakker 1 1-2 3. North Butler (35) – Jared Wunsch 1 0-2 3; Brandon Heuer 0 0-0 0; Todd Dolan 3 4-5 12; Shaylon Lahr 3 6-7 12; Gavin Scroggin 2 0-0 4; Reid Lammers 1 2-2 4; Carter Lewis 0 0-0 0; Anthony Fitzgerald 0 0-0 0; Connor Huberg 0 0-0 0. 3-point goals: AGWSR 3 (Abkes 2, Karsjens 1), North Butler 3 (Dolan 2, Wunsch 1). Rebounds: AGWSR 42 (Heitland 15, three tied 6), North Butler NA. Assists: AGWSR 12 (Hofmeister 7), North Butler NA. Steals: AGWSR 6 (Hofmeister 3, three tied 1), North Butler NA. Blocks: AGWSR 4 (Heitland 4), North Butler NA. Fouled out: Janssen, Heitland. Total fouls: AGWSR 17, North Butler 18.



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information for lands in the county. The rates of erosion expressed in tons per acre per year are proposed to be set for (1) agricultural lands, (2) nonagricultural lands, and (3) construction sites. For agricultural (farm) land, the proposed soil loss limit will be set for each soil type and will vary from one to five tons per acre per year. The proposed amended soil loss limit regulations are on file and may be reviewed at the Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 310 Allan Street, Allison, Iowa, prior to the date of the hearing. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Butler SWCD one week prior to the hearing by calling 319-267-2756. ST&TJ-10-1


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowans for Ending Dog Racingâ&#x20AC;? launches new organization Group Urges Iowans to Sign Petition at: www. DES MOINES, Iowa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Today, leaders from Dubuque and Council Bluffs gathered at the state capitol to roll out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowans for Ending Dog Racingâ&#x20AC;? -- a new organization aimed at mobilizing support across the state to end dog racing in Iowa. The leaders of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowans for Ending Dog Racingâ&#x20AC;? include Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation President & CEO Rick Dickinson, Council Bluffs Chamber President Bob Mundt and former Council Bluffs mayor Tom Hanafan. The Iowa dog racing industry requires $13 million in subsidies every year, which costs Council Bluffs and Dubuque millions in local economic development and charitable giving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eliminating the requirement that dog racing remain in Dubuque would be an enormous benefit to our community in terms of millions of additional dollars that could be spent on charitable giving and local economic development,â&#x20AC;? said Dubuque Mayor Roy Buol. Ending dog racing in Iowa would also open up the land where the current track is located in Council Bluffs for new development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The dog track in Council Bluffs sits directly off of I-80 on one of the top potential development sites in the entire state,â&#x20AC;? said former Council Bluffs mayor Tom Hanafan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since attendance and interest in dog racing has dramatically declined in the last two decades, our community would benefit greatly by opening up that area for new development and job opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Iowans for Ending Dog Racing is encouraging citizens from Dubuque, Council Bluffs and across the entire state to study the facts about the dog racing industry and sign the petition to end dog racing in Iowa at www. The organization is also encouraging Iowans to contact their local

legislator and urge him or her to support proposed legislation to end dog racing in Iowa. The proposed bipartisan bill that has passed a committee in the Iowa House would provide the dog racing industry with $70 million over seven years to end dog racing and explore new opportunities. In addition, each casino currently subsidizing the dog racing industry has publicly committed to keeping their track employees on staff and giving them a new role within the casinos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ending dog racing in Iowa is common sense and is strongly supported by local business, citizens and city officials in Dubuque and Council Bluffs,â&#x20AC;? said Mayor Buol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time has come to turn the page on dog racing and allow these communities to create new opportunities for the people of Iowa.â&#x20AC;? Get the Facts on Dog Racing in Iowa: Dog racing is bad for Iowa. The more you learn about the industry, the more you will want it out of Iowa. Ready to take action? Sign the Petition to get dog racing out of Iowa. Dog Racing is Illegal in Most States. Iowa is one of only 7 states legally operating greyhound racing tracks. Commercial dog racing is illegal in 38 states. $13 Million in Subsidies Keeping Dog Racing Alive in Iowa. The only thing keeping dog racing in business in Iowa is a state law requiring subsidies to dog racing that now total more than $13 million annually. Betting on Dogs Started to Decline 3 Years After Opening in Iowa. Live dog racing started in Iowa in 1986. By 1989 betting on dog racing began to decline. Betting is Down 97% since 1986. Combined betting at the Mystique dog track in Dubuque and Bluffs Run Greyhound Park at Horseshoe Council Bluffs has dropped from $186 million in 1986 to just $5.9 million in 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 97 percent decline. [Des Moines Register, 1/21/14] 38% of Iowa purse money goes to out-of-state dog owners. Of the purse money remaining in Iowa, 95% is paid to just 25 Iowans. Council Bluffs Chamber and City

Support Ending Dog Racing. The Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce has joined the Council Bluffs City Council in adopting a resolution â&#x20AC;&#x153;strongly supportingâ&#x20AC;? legislation calling for the elimination of live dog racing at the Harrahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/ Horseshoe Bluffs Run greyhound race park and in the state of Iowa. On January 14th the Council voted 4-0 to end dog racing. Dubuque Chamber, City and Racing Association Support Ending Dog Racing. The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce, the City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Racing Association all support ending dog racing in Dubuque and Council Bluffs. Ending Dog Racing in Council Bluffs Means More Retail, Economic Development & Jobs. Currently racing in Council Bluffs is conducted in a near empty facility that seats more than 2,500. Located just off I-80 near Bass Pro Shops, that property could be transformed into additional retail space, attracting more customers and revenue to the area and creating more jobs for Iowans. Ending Dog Racing in Dubuque Means Millions to Local Non-Profits, Economic Development. The current law causes Dubuqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nonprofit Mystique Casino to lose more than $4 million each year to subsidize dog racing. With Mystiqueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profits split equally between the City of Dubuque and local charities, those millions would be better used to fund volunteer first responders, security in our schools, new capital improvement projects and industrial parks. Both Casinos Committed to Keeping Track Employees Employed in Casinos. Both casinos currently subsidizing dog racing have publicly committed to keeping their track employees on staff and giving them a new role within the casinos. In addition, quality jobs will be created by ending the subsidy requirement and directing millions of dollars towards local economic development. Proposed bipartisan legislation will end dog racing in Iowa and provide Iowa greyhound breeders and kennel owners $70 million over the next seven years to wind down.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs Completes 99-County Tour â&#x20AC;&#x201C; In Just 99 Days! Becomes First Republican Candidate in Current Field to Complete Tour WEST DES MOINES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On November 19, 2013, 99 days ago, Mark Jacobs announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination for Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. Senate seat. Since that time, Jacobs has worked tirelessly to successfully visit each one of Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 99 counties. Other candidates seeking a statewide office will also visit all 99 counties, however none in this election cycle will have done so in such a concentrated period of time. This accomplishment speaks to Jacobsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; commitment to put in the hard work necessary to run a successful statewide campaign. During events, Jacobs shared his focus on creating jobs and op-

portunities for all and listened to concerns from fellow Iowans on a variety of topics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iowans all over the state have expressed to me a deep concern that this country is continuing to head in the wrong direction. They are worried that the American Dream is slipping away, and our elected leaders in Washington are unable to solve problems,â&#x20AC;? said Mark Jacobs. The top concerns people shared with Jacobs centered on the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s runaway debt and deficits, the negative realities of Obamacare, and the real-world impacts of overly burdensome government regulations. Jacobs said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like many Iowans, I am frustrated by the lack of results in Washington. But I remain optimistic about this countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. And, as Iowaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Butler Sheriff Monday, February 24: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies executed four traffic stops and assisted with five medical calls. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:40 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 200 block of Elm St. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:18 p.m.: Deputies investigated a minor property damage accident near the intersection of County Road T-55 and 110th St. No report filed, accident was in Grundy County. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:43 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 900 block of N. Elm St. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:22 p.m.: Deputies received a possible fraud report at 28500 block of 320th St. Tuesday, February 25: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies executed one traffic stop, assisted with five medical calls, and assisted two motorists. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:34 a.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident in the 700 block of N. Public Road, New Hartford. No report or injuries were reported. â&#x20AC;˘ 10:08 a.m.: Deputies received a report of a harassment report in the 300 block of Main St. â&#x20AC;˘ 1:33 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 500 block of Parriott St. Wednesday, February 26: â&#x20AC;˘ Deputies executed six traffic stops, assisted with four medical calls, and assisted two motorists. â&#x20AC;˘ 3:48 a.m.: Deputies received a suspicious vehicle/person report in the 24700 block of Highway 57. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:34 a.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident near the intersection of 190th St. and Evergreen Ave. No report or injuries were reported. â&#x20AC;˘ 6:17 a.m.: Deputies investigated a property damage accident near the intersection of Packard Ave. and Sandhill Road. No report or injuries were reported. â&#x20AC;˘ 11:01 a.m.: Deputies arrested Amy Oldenburger, 38, Aplington, on a Butler County warrant for fifth degree theft and child endangerment. She was held on a $5,000 cash only bond. â&#x20AC;˘ 5:31 p.m.: Deputies received a suspicious vehicle/person report in the 30500 block of Butler Ave. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:06 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 400 block of 3rd St.. â&#x20AC;˘ 7:56 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of 200th St. and Yale

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DEATH RECORDS Lois Anderson, 84, Shell Rock. Date of death, Feb. 6. Date recorded, Feb. 10. Marlys Detra, 86, Clarksville. Date of death, Feb. 17. Date recorded, Feb. 20. Nora Eggers, 74, Parkersburg. Date of death, June 23. Date recorded, June 26. Mary Grubaugh, 74, Clarksville. Date of death, Feb. 10. Date recorded, Feb. 14. Lenard High, 56, Shell Rock. Date of death, May 12. Date recorded, July 8. Duane Leavens, 86, Greene. Date of death, Feb. 4. Date recorded, Feb. 12. Alan Moehlis, 65, Shell Rock. Date of death, Jan. 24. Date recorded, Feb. 4. Gene Miller, 82, Dumont. Date of death, Feb. 10. Date recorded, Feb. 17. Dale Maupin, 94, Shell Rock. Date of death, Jan. 5. Date recorded, Jan. 9. Charles Olsen, 67, Nashua. Date of death, Jan. 27. Date recorded, Feb. 6. Nicholas Peters, 42, Parkersburg. Date of death, Jan. 12. Date recorded, Feb. 10. Lillian Paterni, 88, Parkersburg. Date of death, Feb. 12. Date recorded, Feb. 19. Alma Scally, 92, Allison. Date of death, Jan. 31. Date recorded, Feb. 10. Mark Stewart, 63, Allison. Date of death, Feb. 3. Date recorded, Feb. 10. Gertrude Wubbena, 87, Shell Rock. Date of death, Feb. 11. Date recorded, Feb. 21. CITATIONS Rose Adelmund, 67, Greene, speeding, $80 fine, $33 surcharge, and $60 court costs. James Coady, 27, Clarksville, impeding snow removal, $25 fine, $8.75 surcharge, and $8 court costs. Jennifer Forry, 38, Clarksville, impeding snow removal, $25 fine, $8.75 surcharge, and $8 court costs. Morris Hambly, 61, Dumont, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Erica Haug, 36, Clarksville, expired registration, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Tyler Keeling, 17, fail to yield to vehicle on right, $100 fine, $35 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Marsena Lusson, 35, Evansdale, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Kyle Rhoads, 24, Hampton, fail to wear/maintain safety belts. Robert Weber, 52, Geneva, speeding, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Juan Bello, 21, Hampton, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Della Guhl, 74, Shell Rock, failure to maintain control, $100 fine, $35 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jodi Angstman, 44, Dumont, speeding, $90 fine, $31.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Isaac Ubben, 15, Aplington, speeding, $40 fine, $19 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Donita Bastman, 50, New Hartford, fail to maintain control, $100 fine, $40 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Nathaniel Dirksen, 23, Hampton, speeding, $90 fine, $36.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Amanda Veiseth, 24, Spencer, speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Brandon Westhoff, 33, Cherokee, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Sara Freeseman, 51, Holland, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Brian Myers, 41, Parkersburg, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Cody Dietz, 23, New Hartford, dark window/windshield, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Corey Popes, 23, Parkersburg, fail to maintain control, $10 fine, $40 fine, $60 court costs. Bryce Bright, 20, Nashua, violation of regulations, $75 fine, $126.25 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Michael Cornwell, 18, Waverly, violation of regulations, $20 fine, $7 surcharge, and $60 court costs. CIVIL CLAIMS H & R Accounts, Inc. assignee v. Scott and Mary Wymore, New Hartford. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $8,326.93.

DISTRICT COURT Larry Early, Waterloo, on Feb. 19 convicted of second-offense OWI. Sentenced to 180 days in jail, $1,850 fine plus 35% surcharge, ordered 1-2 years supervised probation, and $165 court costs. Mariah Moore, Aplington, on Feb. 19 convicted of interference with official acts and two counts of assault. Sentenced to two years in prison and 14 days in jail, $625 fine plus 35% surcharge, ordered one year supervised probation, and $155 court costs. Mariah Moore, Aplington, on Feb. 19 pled guilty to domestic abuse assault. Sentenced to 90 days in jail, ordered oneyear probation, and $155 court costs. Anastasia Avery, Eldora, on Feb. 24 convicted of enticing a minor and indecent contact with a minor. Sentenced to seven years in prison, $1,375 fine with 35% surcharge, ordered seven years supervised probation, and $295.80 court costs. Mindy Allen, New Hartford, on Feb. 26 pled guilty to driving while suspended. Sentenced to two days in jail, $1,000 fine, and $155 court costs. Clay Moser, Clarksville, on Feb. 26 pled guilty to second-offense OWI. Sentenced to two years in prison, $1,850 fine, $657.50 surcharge, $155 court costs, and ordered two years probation. David Ciavarelli, Eau Claire (Wis.), on Feb. 26 convicted of second--offense OWI. Fined $1,850, $657.50 surcharge and $155 court costs. Nicholas Richter, Waterloo, on Feb. 14 convicted of third-degree fraudulent practice. Ordered one-year probation, $3,679.47 fine, $205.20 surcharge, and $125 court costs. Skylar Lavenz, Waterloo, on Feb. 19 convicted of possession of controlled substance (SRMS) and contempt-illegal resistance to order or process. Sentenced to two days in jail, ordered to one-year probation, $845.75 fine, $143.58 surcharge, and $135 court costs. SMALL CLAIMS Roling Ford LLC v. Nicholas Bright, Janesville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $850 with 2.12% interest from Jan. 27. Roling Ford LLC v. Jacob Manship, Eldora. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount $1,205.12 with 2.12% interest from Jan. 27. Linda and Robert Brede, Shell Rock, v. Trevor Assink, Shell Rock. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $681.70. Midland Funding LLC v. Trisha Soldwisch, Shell Rock. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $1,582.42 with 2.12% from Aug. 3. Sult Electric v. Lilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse, LLC, Allison. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $,000 plus 2.12% interest from Dec. 27. PROPERTY TRANSFERS Joint Ten Deed: Janet and Mickey Weichers to Steve and Patti Mohling; 90-15-25-E1/4 COR-Parcel E; 20140473. Warranty Deed: George and Irene Trust and Diane Boydston Trustee to Diane Boydston; 93-16-22-E1/2 NE; 2014-0475. Release: MERS to Wendy and Daniel Dralle; Allison-AL-Original Townâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;533SW COR; AL-42â&#x20AC;&#x201C;533-SW COR; 20140477. Mortgages: Angela and Brett Kueker to Bank of the West; 91-16-1-NE NWSE SE Parcel B; ES14-0471. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Warren and Patti Hagen; Allison-ALOriginal Townâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;543-N1/2 EXC E 98 FT; AL-42â&#x20AC;&#x201C;543-N1/2 EXC E 98 FT; 20140484. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Lyla and Francis Carroll, 92-15-9-SE SWCOMM NW COR; 2014-0485. Quit Claim Deed: Charolet and Donald Hanson to Charlet Hanson Trustee and June Stubbe Family Trust; 93-1821-SW SE; 2014-0486. Warranty Deed: Ironhide LLC to Stacey Kettwig; 91-15-11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2rds West of Center; Shell Rock-SR-P F A Add-15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;NE COR; SR-707-15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;NE COR; 2014-0489. Mortgages: Stacey Kettwig to First National Bank; 91-15-11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2rds West of Center; Shell Rock-SR-P F A Add-15â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NE COR; SR-707-15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;NE COR; 20140490. Continued next week

Explore the Possibilities! Christensen Farms is currently seeking an

Agronomist for Central/Southern IA. Responsible for directing and executing nutrient management plans. Provide professional and technical assistance to cooperators & contract growers through enhancement of CF plant food, product and market development, production operations support and agronomic services. Requires degree in Agronomy, Soil Science or equivalent. Minimum 1 year agri-business experience with strong background in agronomy and customer service. Excellent benefits package includes: Health, dental, vision, 401K, vacation and much more!

Farmers Cooperative Company, a highly reputable and stable company, is accepting applications for Seasonal Operators. These people will operate tender trucks, fill NH3 tanks, receive, ship, and handle grain. Must have or be able to obtain a Class B CDL with Air Brakes endorsement. Please contact your local FC location or apply online at FC is an EEO/AA employer.

Patient Clinic Rep.

Peoples Clinic Butler County is looking for a 32 hr/wk. CNA or Medical Assistant to assist medical staff with patient care, scheduling appointments, registering, and assisting with patient referrals This position may include morning and evening hours. Completion of Nurse Aide 1 course or Medical Assistant program required. Minimum of 1 year experience preferred. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please send your resume to the following address:

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Butler County Conservation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seasonal Maintenance Employee DESCRIPTION: Employee will assist with mowing, trimming, trail maintenance, and other duties as required. Work settings primarily outdoors to include areas like campgrounds, public hunting areas, prairies and preserves, bike trail or indoor shop work. This is a seasonal job from April - October with an average of 20 to 25 hours a week.

For more information please visit our website at QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years of age. Possession of a valid Iowa driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Ability to operate commercial lawn mowing equipment, trimmers, and general handheld tools. SALARY: $8.50 - $10.00 per hour. TO APPLY: Resumes can be dropped off in person at the Heery Woods Nature Center, 27887 195th Street, Clarksville, IA 50619 or mailed to the attention of Mike Miner at 28727 Timber Road, Clarksville, Iowa 50619. For more information call 319-278-4237. Application Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Butler County Conservation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nature Center Aide DESCRIPTION: Employee will open and close Heery Woods Nature Center during scheduled weekend and evening hours. Responsible for answering visitor questions, keeping a visitor log, answering phone, and other duties as required. This is a seasonal job from March - November with an average of 6 to 10 hours a week.

For more information please visit our website at QUALIFICATIONS: Must be 18 years of age and have good customer service skills. SALARY: $8.50 - $10.00 per hour. TO APPLY: Resumes can be dropped off in person at the Heery Woods Nature Center, 27887 195th Street, Clarksville, IA 50619 or mailed to the attention of Mike Miner at 28727 Timber Road, Clarksville, Iowa 50619. For more information call 319-278-4237. Application Deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

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SUPPORT STAFF: Part time position, approximately 20 hours/ week, Monday-Friday. Position focuses on vocational skill building with adults w/disabilities at the Larrabee Vocational Center. 1 year of experience in human services is required. Please complete an application at The Larrabee Center, Inc., 117 11th St. NW, Waverly, IA 50677 by noon on March 26, 2014. ___________________ ST-10-2

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

FOR RENT: One bedroom house in Clarksville. 319-278-4666 __________________ ST-10-2x

SUPPORT SPECIALIST - PT position (20-25 hours) that focuses on skill building with adults w/ disabilities in the community. Applicants must have at a minimum 60 semester hours of college/2 year degree or two years of experience in human services or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Please mail your resume to: The Larrabee Center, Inc., 117 11th St NW, Waverly, IA 50677 by March 26, 2014. ___________________ ST-10-2 HELP WANTED: Company Drivers Wanted: Oberg Freight Company. GOOD STEADY FREIGHT. EXCELLENT HOME TIME. CONSISTENT REGIONAL MILES. NO TOUCH VAN FREIGHT. ASK US ABOUT OUR SIGN ON BONUS. Contact: Oberg Freight Company, Fort Dodge, IA, 515-955-3592ext 2, _______________ST&TJ-10-1x

NOTICES WE ARE currently in need of housewares, home dĂŠcor, and clothing. THANK YOU for supporting The Larrabee Center at Trinkets & Togs, 114 10th Street SW, Waverly, 319-352-8029. ___________________ ST-10-4

WANTED WANTED: FEMALE housekeeper 4 hours every other week. 319-415-8158 ___________________ ST-10-2

FOR SALE FOR SALE: Set of tires Hankook Optimo H724 P235/75R15, less than 1,000 miles use. 319-2784168 __________________ ST-10-1x

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WAREHOUSE MANAGER: Prefer applicants with at least 5 years of experience in warehouse management. BRANCH MANAGER: Prefer applicants with at least 2 years of experience in a supervisory position. SHIPPING CLERK RECEIVING CLERK VMI DELIVERY ACCOUNT MANAGER: Must have a valid state issued drivers license and be insurable by the company insurance provider. DMB Supply Inc. specializes in fastener and hydraulics distribution. Computer knowledge is required by all positions. Please email your resume to Joe Stover at and cc For more information on the jobs, contact Stacey Lyman at EOE


FOR RENT in Allison: 3 bedroom 14 x 70 mobile home, 2 baths. Appliances and central air furnished. No pets. $360/month. 319-278-4948 ____________________ ST-7-tf FOR RENT: Spacious Nashua apartments on first floor; 1 bedroom, $325; 2 bedroom $425. Utilities extra. Each includes washer, dryer, refrigerator and stove. Deposit/references required. No pets. 641-435-2511 or 641-330-7848 ____________________ ST-6-tf

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NOW LEASING CRESTVIEW APARTMENTS Now Leasing 2 Bedroom Apartments $200 Move In Special ~ Maintenance Free Living 1208 Florence, Parkersburg, IA 50665 Rental Assistance Available This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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14 â&#x20AC;˘ Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Lions collect eyeglasses, hearing aids for less fortunate... Dale Thoreson, president of Allison Lions Club, presented a box of used eyeglasses and hearing aids to Gary Schriver, district governor of Lions. The items were collected in Allison and will be prepared for distribution in developing countries, where millions of people them. To donate used glasses or haring aids, place them in specially marked Lions recycle containers at Allison Variety Store, J & C Grocery, City Hall or Trinity Reformed Church.

After an hour-and-a-half session of questions from Butler residents and leaders, Iowa House District 50 Rep. Pat Grassley [left] and Iowa Senate District 25 Sen. Bill Dix [second from left] take one-on-one questions.

(Above) Butler County Assessor Deb McWhirter [right] met with Iowa House District 54 Rep. Linda Upmeyer Friday at Allison Public Library. (Left) Iowa Senate District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan chats with a Butler County Farm Bureau representative after the session.

Lions super soup-supper Connor McNeal goes through a preparation routine.

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(Above) Lions Leona Shima and Connie Wix take a short break from organizing and serving customers at the supper. Other Lions and spouses that assisted at the supper were: Erick and Vikki Bixby, Wilbur Cordes, John Endelman, Duane and Lorna Feltz, Chris Graser, Warren Hagen, Brad and Wendy Hansen, Mark and Linda Randall, Dale Thoreson, Dana and Deb Uhlenhopp and Bill Wix. Roger Brown, Butler Co. Computers, set up a â&#x20AC;&#x153;power pointâ&#x20AC;? presentation of Wilder Park. (Top left) In spite of snowy and cold weather about 130 turned out for the Lions soup supper Friday. Pictured is a portion of the patrons who enjoyed six kinds of soup, four kinds of breads, veggies plus ice cream and cake. (Middle Left) Many people stayed to hear the Sugar Daddys Big Ten Band perform a variety of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Band Musicâ&#x20AC;?. Pictured front row (L) - David Smith, Allison; Steve Tripllino, Cedar Falls; Rich Neehuff, St. Ansgar; Shaw MacVicher and Jay Ramsey both of Cedar Falls. Second row (L) - Lindsay Marks, vocalist, Cedar Falls; Mary Smith, Allison; Andy Truax, Parkersburg; Loren Hoyt, Ackley and Bob Abbot, Cedar Falls. Back row - Steve Flack, Cedar Falls. The Band will also perform at Wilder Park on Aug. 13. (Bottom left) Lion Brad Hansen (L) and Lion Greg Graser visit with Susan Ackerman and David Reese prior to their selection of some unusual kinds of breads available at the supper.

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