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VOL. 139 NO. 11

The Keota Eagle

Community Calendar Keota Boys Basketball at State Semi-Finals March 13 The Keota Boys Basketball Team (25-1) will take on West Lyon, Inwood (21-5) during the semi-finals of the 2014 State Basketball Tournament on Thurs., March 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are available at the Keota High School. No School March 13 for Keota School District There will be no school for Keota Community School District on Thurs., March 13, so that students and teachers can attend the Semi-Final State Basketball Game. Farmers Savings Bank to Sponsor Pep Bus March 13 Farmers Savings Bank will sponsor a Pep Bus to Des Moines for the Keota vs West Lyon, Inwood State Semi-Final Basketball Game on Thurs., March 13. The bus will leave at 8:00 a.m. sharp. The bus can carry 44 people, elementary students must have parental supervision, and game tickets will need to be purchased at the high school ahead of time. The Pep Bus is open to the public. Keota City Offices Closed March 13 Keota City Hall will be closed on Thurs., March 13 for the State Basketball Game. Pending game time Fri., March 14 the offices will either be closed all day or for half day only. Farmers Savings Bank Hours March 13 Farmers Savings Bank’s lobby will be closed Thurs., March 13 for the State Basketball game. The drive-up will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Fish Fry March 14 The Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry on Fri., March 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the KC Hall in Harper. Lagos Acres St. Patrick’s Day Party March 15 Lagos Acres will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party on Sat., March 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a charge for this event. See their ad in this week’s issue! KHS Blood Drive March 17 KHS will host their annual Blood Drive on Mon., March 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the high school gym. Keota Education Foundation Meeting March 18 Keota Education Foundation Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 18 at 12 noon in the Community Room at Farmer’s Savings Bank. Bowl for a Cure March 22 Bowl for a Cure sponsored by Light of the Future Relay for Life Team will take place at Keokuk County Bowl on Sat., March 22 starting at 5:00 p.m. See their ad in this week’s issue! Keota QRS Breakfast March 23 The Keota QRS will host their annual breakfast on Sun., March 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Marys Hall in Keota. This is a free will donation event and all are welcome to attend. Welch Benefit Dinner April 5 There will be a Welch Benefit Dinner in honor of the Welch Twins on Sat., April 5 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Keota VFW. This is a free will donation event with proceeds going to the March of Dimes. The twins are daughters of Jake and Amanda Welch; granddaughters of Denny and Joni Redlinger who were born 14 weeks prematurely.

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Photos from the State Basketball game on Mon., March 10 vs Easton Valley counter clockwise from above left: The team and fans on the edge of their seats for the game [photo by Adam Meier]; Victory never tasted so sweet for these fans [photo by Adam Meier]; The Keota Basketball Team shakes hands with Easton Valley after the game [photo by Tomisha Sprouse]; The student section at the game [photo by Adam Meier}; The signs leading into the Pep Rally on Sun., March 9 [photo by Tomisha Sprouse]; Nate Owen and Kolton Greiner celebrating after their victory. [photo by Adam Meier]

The Future of Farmers Savings Bank in Keota

The Board of Directors of Libertyville Savings Bank, Fairfield, Iowa (“Libertyville”) and Farmers Savings Bank, Keota, Iowa (“Farmers”) are pleased to announce a transaction that will result in the sale of Farmers to Libertyville. The transaction is the culmination of a marketing effort by the Board of Directors of Farmers to find a buyer for the bank who will continue to provide a high level of service to the customers of Farmers. Jill Burnett, CEO of Libertyville Savings Bank, said of the acquisition, “Acquiring Farmers Savings Bank will strengthen our banking operations by expanding our geographical diversification and enhancing our reputation as a strong, agricultural minded, community bank. The combination of these two organizations will allow Libertyville to serve Farmers’ customers in the manner to which they are accustomed.” Charles Helscher, President of Farmers, said of the acquisition, “Farmers Savings Bank has been in continual existence in Keota,

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Iowa since 1893. While the sale of Farmers to Libertyville closes one chapter on the organization’s history, the strength of Libertyville will continue well into the future in Keota. We are excited to announce the transaction and are pleased that our customers will continue to receive the great customer service they deserve.” Gerrish McCreary Smith Consultants, LLC of Memphis, Tennessee served as Farmers’ financial advisor and Gerrish McCreary Smith Attorneys as its legal counsel. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. of Des Moines, Iowa served as Libertyville’s legal advisor. Questions concerning the acquisition may be directed to each organization’s respective counsel. For Farmers Savings Bank, please contact Philip K. Smith at (901) 767-0900 or psmith@gerrish.com. For Libertyville Savings Bank, please contact Marc Ward at (515) 2430070 or mward@fredlaw.com.

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Community News

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Community Billboard Senior Center Menus

Offered every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 E. Broadway St., Keota. Call for reservations at 641-636-2391. 3/14: Tuna and noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberry and bananas, chocolate chip bar. 3/17: Beef Meatball, gravy, baby red potatoes, green bean casserole, banana-orange cup. 3/19: Baked Chicken Breast, sour cream mashed potatoes, gravy, brussel sprouts, strawberries.

School Menus

BREAKFAST

3/14: Breakfast pizza, strawberries, juice choice, milk choice. 3/17: Whole grain cinnamon roll, mandarin oranges, juice choice, milk choice. 3/18:Whole grain waffle with syrup, pineapple, juice choice, milk choice. 3/19: Breakfast pizza, tropical fruit, juice choice, milk choice.

LUNCH

3/14: Shrimp poppers, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed broccoli, wheat roll and jelly, banana. 3/17: Taco soup, whole grain corn tortilla chips, fresh broccoli, sliced pears, snickerdoodle. 3/18: Whole grain corn dog, garden spinach salad, seasoned peas, apple wedges. 3/19: Beef and Noodles, mashed potatoes, fresh baby carrots, blueberry oat muffin, pineapple tidbits.

Birthdays & Anniversaries

3/12: Alyvia Anderson, David Shemanski, Jinger Bell, Kenyon Weber, M/M Tim Flynn. 3/13: Addison Dahlquist, Eugene Greiner, Mark Gretter, Mary Ann Sieren, Nathan Anderson, Rachel Bobren, Terry Dumphy, M/M Josh Hill. 3/14: Isaac Striegel, Janie Westendorf. 3/15: Aaron Berg, Ann C. Greiner, Bayley Greiner, Dawn Anderegg, Karla Kay Adair, Taylor Wright. 3/16: Emma Docherty, Jacob Altenhofen, Robert Lane. 3/17: Brandon Berg, Jerome Horras, Leah Reed, Paden Uphold, Pamela McDonald, TJ Strait, Tierney Greiner. 3/18: Benjamin Merz, Callie Hahn, Chuck Anderson, Haley Brenneman, Hannah Brenneman, Marilyn Luttenegger, Mary Ollinger, Nicholas Olson, Niki Osweiler. 3/19: Anthony Westendorf, Larry Hultman, M/M Dean Redlinger. 3/20: Anthony Nowell, Beauen Werger, Brad Merz, Brian Mahan, Rex Flynn, M/M Kelly Bennett.

The Keota Eagle

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Rev. Charles Fladung Mass Schedule Holy Trinity, Keota: Saturday 6 pm, Sunday 8 am St. Mary’s, Sigourney: Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 10 am Phone: 641-636-3883

Sat., March 15, 6 PM: Lector: Deb Horras; Servers: Maddy, Frankie, and Max Johnson; Gifts: Cindy Weber, Mary Fagen; Communion: Kevin Greiner, Deb Horras, M/M Bob Weber; Ushers: Cindy Weber, Mary Fagen, M/M Sam Horras. Sun., March 16, 8 AM: Lector: Dave Hammen; Servers: Logan and Lauren Sieren, Olivia Sieren; Gifts: Confirmation Class; Communion: Dave Hammen, Denise Sieren, Butch Baetsle, Steve Menke; Ushers: Confirmation Class. Maplewood Manor: Audrey Gretter.

Upcoming Events

Sun., March 16: Children’s Mass, 8:00 a.m.; Religious Education, 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross after weekend Mass.

Wed., March 12: Light Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Devotions. Thurs., March 13: No Kid’s Club. Sun., March 16: Liturgist: CYM; Greeters: Sally Snow and Barb Anderegg; Candle Lighters: CYM; Musician: Craig McClenahan. Wed., March 19: Light Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Devotions.

Bethel Church Pastor LuAnn Benge 319-456-3105

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Mystery Photo

Obituaries

Hubert Weber

Hubert Weber, age 71, of Keota, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Hubert was born January 30, 1943, in rural Richland, to Raymond N. and Bessie (Henry) Weber. He attended St. Mary’s grade school and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. On April 15, 1967 he married Janice Adrian at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Hubert served in the Iowa National Guard for six years. Hubert lived in the same house all his life, where he farmed and raised livestock. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and enjoyed playing cards and cribbage, playing on the computer, burning music on cd’s, tinker-

This week’s Mystery Photo is of three siblings - can you identify the humans? If you would like to venture a guess as to these people are, you can contact the Keota Eagle office by calling 641636-2309, email keotaeagle@cloudburst9.net, dropping a guess in the slot outside the office or by mailing it to P.O. Box 18. Last week’s Mystery Photo was of Carl Sigler. Those calling in to identify were: Joyce Leedom, Robin Shull, and Luann Cave.

76 Progressives Meet

Eithel Ann Shemanski, age 81 of Keota, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Maplewood Manor in Keota. Eithel was born November 10, 1932, near Martinsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Harley and Florence (Heninger) Dickson. She attended country school, Martinsburg School and graduated from Hedrick High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Stanley John Shemanski on November 29, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fairfield, Iowa. The couple lived in Keota and Eithel worked at Maplewood Manor and in Iowa City for 16 years, retiring in 1995. Eithel was a member of Holy Trinity ParishSt. Mary Catholic Church in Keota and enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, crocheting, cooking for Stanley and the boys and being with her grandchildren.

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Pictured above are the 76 Progressives that participated in the bowling on March 7. Front to back left to right: Marty Baker, Grant Hill, Ryan Chalupa, Jolee Altenhofen, Jordan Hammen, Lauren Sieren, Frankie Johnson, Megan Hill, Erin Chalupa, Cortney Hyman, Brooke Sieren, Maggie Baker, Kelsi Sieren, Miranda Romoser, Kolton Strand, Matthew Hyman. Photo submitted. March 7, 2014 Meeting - Call before at St. Marys; Nursing to Order 5:40 p.m. by President Home Carnival in the Spring; Kelsi Sieren. Cortney Hyman Animal Sign Up lead the pledge. Roll Call with County Activities: Derby Worst Part of Winter two guests pig weigh in March 23; Sheep 21 members two leaders. and goat weigh in May 4; Secretary Report by Maggie No state fair derby show this Baker: Souper Bowl Sunday year; County Wide Dodgeball Food Drive, Skating Party, Set Tournament March 9; Cattle up Bowling Party, Carnival sign Spring Preview April 19; Next up. Meeting April 13, 2014 at 1:00 Treasurer Report by Ryan p.m. at Maplewood Manor for Chalupa: Gave $76 to the Carnival and Ditch Clean Up. Hosts for next meeting are Spring Preview Cattle Show. Checking: $1,145.65; Savings: Cortney and Matthew Hyman, Frankie Johnson. $820.07. Adjourned Meeting at 5:55 County Council Report by Brooke Sieren and p.m. 4-H pledge by Jordan Miranda Romoser: Dodgeball Hammen. Matthew, Cortney, Frankie: Texas Roadhouse Tournament March 9th. Committees: Bowling Party Cinnamon Butter and Sweet on March 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 Tea; Go to Bowling Alley! p.m with Business meeting

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Survivors include four sons: Gary (Kathy) of Iowa City, Jim (Michele) of Pella, Rick (Karen) of Solon and Dave (Cari) of Keota; 6 grandchildren: Amy, Nikki, Shelby, Kelsey, Grace and Ben and two great grandchildren: Madison and Mckenzie. She was preceded by her parents and husband Stanley in March of 2009. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Polishville Community Center with Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. Burial was in the Polishville Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Polishville Community Center. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Eithel and her family. Condolences may be e-mailed at www.powellfuneralhomes. com under obituaries.

Donald M. Peiffer

Beinhart ~ Goodwin

Brad and Janet Beinhart of Harper, Iowa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Beinhart, to Austin Goodwin, son of Bub and Rhonda Goodwin of Washington, Iowa. Kelli graduated from Keota High School in 2007 and is employed by WCHC Family Medicine. Austin graduated from Washington High School in 2006 and is employed by Goodwin Foundation Repair. Kelli and Austin’s wedding will be held at the Assembly of God in Washington, Iowa on June 21, 2014.

ing in his shop, spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Survivors include his wife: Janice of Keota; two sons: David (Donna) Weber and Steve (Mary) Weber, both of Sigourney; two daughters: Lori (Scott) Dickey of Hedrick and Susan (Dan) Wonders of Des Moines; son-in-law: Brent Frederick of Williamsburg; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers: Raymond H. Weber of Keota, Eugene (Virginia) Weber of Sigourney and Martin Weber of Yorkville, Illinois and sister: Mary (Bill) Kline of North Liberty. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter: Amy Frederick. Graveside service was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Holy Trinity Cemeteries Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Clear Creek Township, with Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. A general memorial fund has been established. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Hubert and his family. Condolences may be e-mailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

Eithel Ann Shemanski

80th Birthday

Beverly Christner is celebrating her 80th birthday on Sunday, March 23. Well wishes and greetings may be sent to her at her home: 16236270th St., Sigourney, IA 52591

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Milestones

Jr./Sr. High School Calendar

3/12: Hawkeye Comm. College rep at 3:00 in Library; Southeastern Comm. College rep at 3:00 in Library; Gr. 9,10, 11 and Parents: Scheduling Night at 6:30 p.m.; FFA Mtg. 3/13: No School for Keota School District; Boys State SemiFinals, Keota vs West Lyon, Inwood at 10:30 a.m.; School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 3/14: Boys State Basketball Tourney. 3/15: Eaglerock at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and CR Washington. 3/17: Blood Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HS Gym (sponsored by Chemistry Class); Gr. 6 to 9 Assembly, ATV Safety at 1:30 p.m. 3/22: EagleRock! at West Delaware.

Church Services & Activities United Church Holy Trinity Of Faith Parish Pastor Sheldon Henderson

The Keota Eagle

Donald M. “Pep” Peiffer, age 80, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his residence after a sudden illness. Don was born January 29, 1934 to Nicholas and Harriette (Baumert) Peiffer. He attended school in Harper and graduated from Keota High School in 1951. He served in the Army for two years and returned to Keota for several years. He married Patsy O’Rourke on May 3, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Parnell. The couple lived in Keota for two years and then moved to Cedar Rapids where he was employed at Iowa Illinois Gas and Electric Co. He worked there for 35 years and retired from Mid America in 1994. Don was an avid Cubs, Packers, and Iowa fan. He did woodworking as a hobby until health prevented and is remembered for his beautiful work. His greatest days were when he was with family. He

was a member of St. Matthew’s Church, Holy Name, K.C., and Legion. He spent many hours volunteering at Mercy Hospital and St. Matthew’s Church or wherever he could be of help. He was a true handyman and friend to all. He is survived by wife, Patsy; two sons Mike (Diana) Peiffer and Mark (Elaine) Peiffer of Cedar Rapids; daughter Peggy Peiffer of Fairfax; five grandsons: Ben, Josh, and Michael of Cedar Rapids; Bart (Brittani) of Huron, South Dakota; and Nick of Chandler Arizona; granddaughter Peggy (Ben) Layton of Cincinnati, Ohio; two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; sister Genevieve Jaeger of Keota, and many nieces and nephews. Don is preceded in death by his parents and step-father Ray Schmit; two brothers: Arden and Wayne; and two sisters: Eldora Hamil and Kate Coffman. Mass of the Resurrection was held on Saturday, March 8 at St. Matthew’s Parish in Cedar Rapids officiated by Fr. David Beckman with Monsignor Russell Bleich concelebrating. Interment with military honors took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations in Pep’s name may be directed to St. Matthew’s Church, the Mercy Foundation, or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be submitted at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.


Legals

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Keota City Council Meeting

March 3, 2014 The Keota City Council met on March 3, 2014, in the city hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:04 P.M. by Mayor Pro Tem Keith Conrad. Council Members answering roll call were Davis, Westendorf and Greiner. City employees present were Osweiler, Conrad and Slaubaugh. Council member Hill and Mayor Cansler were unable to attend. Also in attendance was Matt Wildman, HR Green; Sarah Lyle, Connie Vincent, Dennis Lyle, Marilyn Sieren, Todd Vittetoe, Tom Hahn, Melinda Eakins, and Ryan Sieren, Fire Department. Motion was made by Westendorf to approve the agenda, Greiner seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Pro Tem Conrad called the public hearing for Approving the Authorization of a Loan & Disbursement Agreement & Issuance of not to Exceed $50,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes to order. There were no written or oral comments made during this time or reported to city hall. Greiner made a motion to close the public hearing, Davis seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Mayor Pro Tem Conrad called the public hearing for 2014/2015 Budget to order immediately following the public hearing. There were no written or oral comments made during this time or reported to city hall. Westendorf made a motion to close the public hearing, Greiner seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Mayor Pro Tem Conrad called the regular meeting back to order directly following the public hearings. Motion was made by Westendorf, seconded by Davis to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Motion carried unanimously. The city received a letter from Jeannie and Christian Zulauf concerning their service line being frozen. The council discussed this and will take no action until more details can be provided. Motion was made by Greiner to approve Rachel Klein as the new library board member, Westendorf seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Eakins, S. Lyle, Vincent, D. Lyle Vittetoe, Hahn and M. Sieren attended the meeting on behalf of the visioning committee. Eakins addressed the council about which project that city thought would be the best to start with. The council informed them that the trail head would be most feasible if the land needed could be purchased. The park would be a great one, too, because of the impact that it would have on everyone. Eakins suggested that another committee be started to address the park project, Davis and Greiner volunteered to represent the city on this committee. There was also a discussion about how to tie in other projects concerning the park into the idea as a whole. Eakins explained that leverage money will be needed in order to start the design park of the project and to apply for grants. All of this will be addressed by the new committee and will be reported about the city from their representatives. Matt Wildman, HR Green, attended the meeting to report back on prices and dates for flow monitoring and hydraulic modeling. This would be one of the next steps to help find the city’s I&I problem. The council will vote on this agreement at the next council meeting. Ryan Sieren addressed the council about the fire department doing training burns with the houses that city is looking to tear down. This would save the city money to do more properties and would be less expensive for the property owner, but would take a little more work on property owner’s part. The council agreed to let the fire department use any of the houses that they would like, as long as the property owner agrees. The council also discussed doing a demo burn on 401 North Green Street once it is condemned. Sieren and Slaubaugh will be in contact concerning the training burns. Kevin Slaubaugh reported the following for the public works department. There was a water main break on North Fulton Street. The salt for next year has been ordered through the state and will be delivered this summer. Dan Duwa will fix the pieces that were blown off the library building. Conrad addressed Louise Brinning’s inquiring about put a bench on Broadway Avenue and Wilson Memorial Park. The council is willing to work with her, if she chooses to pursue this project. Greiner made a motion to approve the public works report, Davis seconded the motion. Motion passed with a majority vote. Officer Doug Conrad reported the following for the police department. The City of Washington is looking into purchasing a MARP and wants to know if other surrounding law enforcements would be willing to donate anything towards this vehicle since it would be helping multiple areas. The council said that they would donate fuel if the vehicle was used in our community, but would not guarantee a yearly dollar amount. He informed the council that the new police truck is in and wanted to know if he could start getting the decals, accessories and other details on the truck. The council asked him to talk with the dealer because payment cannot be made until July. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Westendorf to approve the police departments report. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Resolution 2014-5: “A Resolution Approving the Adoption of an Amendment to the 2032 Keota Comprehensive Plan Revising the Future Land Use Map,” was tabled again due to the lack of information found. Osweiler will contact Becker again for more information. The second reading of Ordinance 246: “Ordinance Adding Title VII, Chapter 6, Zoning,” was tabled. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Westendorf to approve Resolution 2014-8: “A Resolution Instituting Proceeding to take Additional Action for Authorization of a Loan & Disbursement Agreement & Issuance of not to Exceed $50,000 Water Revenue Capital Loan Notes.” A roll call vote was take: “Ayes”-Davis, Conrad, Westendorf and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Hill. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Westendorf, seconded by Davis to approve Resolution 2014-9: “A Resolution Approving the City Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2014, and Ending June 30, 2015.” A roll call vote was take: “Ayes”-Davis, Conrad, Westendorf and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Hill. Motion passed with a majority vote. Motion was made by Greiner to approve Resolution 2014-10: “A Resolution Approving the Sale of Two Cemetery Lots,” Davis seconded the motion. A roll call vote was take: “Ayes”-Davis, Conrad, Westendorf and Greiner; “Nays”-None and “Absent”-Hill. Motion passed with a majority vote. The council asked that a letter be sent to a property owner concerning his violation of getting a permit before deconstruction of a property. This violation will cost property owners at least $150 plus permit fee. The Clerk’s financial report for the month of February was presented and discussed at the council meeting. Motion was made by Greiner, seconded by Westendorf to approve the February financial report. Motion carried unanimously. FUND RECEIPTS EXPENDITURES GENERAL $15318.56 $16288.09 TRANS. IN $32 $0 TRANS. OUT $0 DARE $0 $0 ROAD USE $9579.07 $5523.87 EMP. BENEFITS $453.49 $5417.49 CAPITAL IMPR. $0 $0 LIBRARY $129.61 $3460.61 TRANS. IN $0 WATER $22442.38 $13590.11

Public Notices

TRANS. IN $237.85 TRANS. OUT $0 CP. WTR. PLANT $0 TRANS. IN $0 CP. WTR. TOWER $0 TRANS. IN $0 CP. WTR. MAINS DAVIS $0 TRANS. IN $0 CP. WTR. MAINS BROAD $4180.00 UTILITY DEPOSITS $616.18 $40.61 TRANS. OUT $350.05 SEWER $8210.81 $7584.49 TRANS. IN $80.20 SEWER EXT $0 $4165.00 TOTAL $57100.15 $60600.32 TOTAL T.I. $350.05 TOTAL T.O. $350.05 The attached list of bills was presented by the clerk for payment approval. Motion was made by Davis, seconded by Greiner to approve the payment of all bills. Motion carried unanimously. Motion was made by Westendorf, seconded by Greiner to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:14 P.M. The next regular scheduled council meeting will be on March 17, 2014, in city hall at 7 p.m. CITY OF KEOTA CHECK SUMMARY REGISTER FEBRUARY 19, 2014 - MARCH 3, 2014 NAME DESCRIPTION AMOUNT CENGAGE LEARNING BOOKS FLANDERS MEMORIAL$104.36 CENTER POINT LARGE PRINT 2 BOOKS $41.94 INFOMAX OFFICE SYSTEMS INC. LIB COPIER/FAX $118.60 KEOTA EAGLE FOODS DISINFECTANT WIPES $11.34 MICROMARKETING LLC BOOK $5.00 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 1 YEAR SUBSCRIPTION $24.95 ORIENTAL TRADING CO., INC. MARKES&CRAFTS $0.00 ROGERS AUTOMATED ENTRANCES SWEEP INSTALLATION $390.59 THE GAZETTE, FINAL BILL $12.45 BAUGHMAN, MELINDA, PAYROLL $46.86 CONRAD, DOUGLAS L., PAYROLL$1,539.92 FREDERICK, CRAIG, PAYROLL $1,054.32 HISEL, JULI L., PAYROLL $274.72 LUERS, DIXIE L., PAYROLL $179.59 OSWEILER, NICOLE, PAYROLL $987.42 SLAUBAUGH, KEVIN L., PAYROLL$1,202.24 UNITED STATES POST OFFICE NEWSLETTER/UTL. BILLS/2 ROLLS $421.74 ADAM SIEREN, UTL. DEP REFUND $30.29 AHLERS & COONEY, P.C. WTR MN & SWR EXTENSTION LEGAL $4,336.07 ALLIANT ENERGY FEB ELECTRIC AND GAS $6,054.65 DANS OVERHEAD DOORS REMOTE FOR SHOP $76.30 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA EASTER SUPPLIES FOR LIB $63.08 HR GREEN, INC. ENGINEERING FOR SWR MODELING $2,085.00 IDEAL READY MIX CO., INC. SNOW REMOVAL $180.00 IOWA PARK AND RECREATION ASSOC POOL CHEMICAL COURSE $135.00 JAMES WATERHOUSE CONSTRUCTION 506 NORTH ELLIS TEAR DOWN $3,450.00 JEFFERY MOUND UTL. DEP REFUND $35.76 KEOTA TRANSMISSION & REPAIR LL BELT FOR SNOW PLOW TRUCK$91.38 KEOTA YOUTH PLUS AFTER PROM DONATION $150.00 MALLEY HARDWARE & APPL. FEB SUPPLIES FOR DEPTS $116.20 MICHAEL CARL UTL. DEP REFUND $100.00 MID-AMERICA PUBLISHING CORP. FEB PUBLISHING $528.58 MUNICIPAL SUPPLY, INC CLAMPS FOR WTR MN RPR $122.00 SWIMMING POOL & SPA PROGRAM 2014 POOL REGISTRATION RENEWAL $70.00 TARA NOREEN-FULLER UTL. DEP REFUND $18.46 TREMMEL BACKHOE SERVICE HOE TIME AND LABOR $1,200.00 Total $25,258.81 K11

Keokuk County Board Proceedings

MARCH 3, 2014 The Keokuk County Board of Supervisors met in regular session, Monday, March 3, 2014 in the Board Room of the Courthouse. All members were present. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the tentative agenda. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the minutes of February 24, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Met with Engineer McGuire regarding Keokuk County Highway Department update as follows: dust control - Farmers Coop will no longer supply tree sap due to too much rock on the roads although calcium chloride is a good option since it rejuvenates itself when mixed with water (rain) and a listing of County equipment for sale is being advertised by sealed bid through March 20, 2014 by 10:00 a.m. to the Keokuk County Engineer’s Office. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to approve the claim listing dated March 3, 2014 as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. Wood moved, Hadley seconded to approve the Beacon document access contract at an annual fee of $600 to be funded from the GIS budget. All ayes and motion carried. This will be used to record septic updates/transfers. Hadley moved, Wood seconded approval of application for use of Keokuk County Courthouse grounds on June 7, 2014 – American Cancer Society (Relay For Life). All ayes and motion carried. Various board and committee reports were held. Wood attended RUSS/State Audit; 1015 Transit; Area 15 Regional Policy Board and Pathfinders meetings. Hadley attended Area 15 and Sieda meetings. Berg had no meetings to attend last week. Discussion of old/new business and public comment was held. The Supervisors received an invitation to the Keokuk County Expo Southeast District meeting on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Public hearing regarding proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Keokuk County Budget was held. Also present were: Casey Hinnah, Sheriff; Andy McGuire, Engineer; Deb Hinnah, Darrin Luers and Jay Peiffer, Farm Bureau representatives. Christy Bates, Auditor reviewed the budget pointing out increased levies are to help cover projected communication tower costs and roads, bridges or rock. No oral or written objections were received. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to close the public hearing. All ayes and motion carried. Hadley moved, Wood seconded to adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Keokuk County budget as submitted. All ayes and motion carried. On vote and motion the meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m. The above and foregoing information is a summary of the minutes taken at the above indicated meeting. The full and complete set of minutes are recorded and available at the office of the Keokuk County Auditor. CLAIM DATE: March 3, 2014 AG PLUS 13.78 AGRILAND FS 6,765.00 ALLIANT ENERGY 5,605.77

ALTORFER MACHINERY 299.12 ANSWER PLUS 145.82 BARRON MOTOR 383.90 BAYLISS, TYLER 254.45 BOWERS, JERLYN 164.40 BROWN SUPPLY 256.00 BRUNS, TIM 100.00 CALHOUN-BURNS & ASSOC 2,297.00 CARPENTER UNIFORM 126.47 CASTRO, DR ROBERTO 100.00 CENTRAL IA DISTRIBUTING 127.60 CENTRAL IOWA DETENTION 18.00 CENTURY LINK 292.15 CHARM-TEX 242.46 COBB OIL CO 3,528.86 DOUDS STONE 202.84 ELECTRONIC ENG 30.00 FIRST RESOURCES 3,879.34 GOLL, ANN 30.00 GRP & ASSOCIATES 45.00 HANSELMAN, BETH 97.97 HEISDORFFER, STEPHEN 33.60 IA ST SHERIFF/DEP ASSOC 275.00 IHCA ICAL 240.00 IOWA COMM NETWORK 27.27 IOWA EMERG NO ASSOC 75.00 ISACA 225.00 ITSAVVY 645.00 JACK WALKER CDJ 366.87 KEMPF, MARGARET 144.53 KEOKUK CO HEALTH CTR 163.72 LINDER, HOWARD 33.60 M & M SALES CO 93.43 MAHASKA CO ENVIRON 3,750.00 MAIL SERVICES 333.25 MARSHALL CO SHERIFF 21.00 MARTIN EQUIP 108.25 MCKESSON MED SURGICAL 354.27 MESSERSCHMITT, LAVADA 158.11 MHP BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 120.00 MODERN COOP TELEPHONE 346.80 MOORE, JANICE 22.80 MULTI-COUNTY OIL 2,937.00 NATL ELEVATOR INSPECT 58.00 POSTMASTER 250.00 QUILL CORP 218.95 RACOM CORP 209.00 RICHMOND, RON 34.20 SCHROEDER FRAME & ALIGN 110.00 SIEREN, JIM 150.00 SINCLAIR TRACTOR 726.42 SNAKENBERG, RONALD 32.70 SO IA MENTAL HEALTH CTR 205.50 THOMAS, MARCHITA 38.80 THOMPSON, AMBER 585.49 THRELKELD-LARSON, VIRGINIA 118.83 TIFCO INDUSTRIES 136.41 US CELLULAR 427.00 VAN DIEST SUPPLY 6,850.00 VANGUARD APPRAISALS 2,500.00 WAECHTER, MARILYN 37.35 WARREN CO SHERIFF 22.00 WASHINGTON CO MHDS 3,562.65 WHITE CAP CONST SUPPLY 67.35 WINDSTREAM 1,230.74 WINDSTREAM COMM 832.77 ZEE MEDICAL 71.50 ZEP SALES & SERV 235.89 TOTAL $54,191.98

Klein Announces Re-Election Plans

Rep. Klein is pictured here filing his petitions with an election official in the Secretary of State’s office. Rep. Jarad Klein (R-Keota) announced he will run for reelection to the Iowa House in district 78 which includes Keokuk County and portions of Washington County. Upon graduation from Keota High School, Klein went on to attend Drake University in Des Moines. He is a fifth-generation family farmer and raises hogs, corn and soybeans with his father. He is a member of the Pork Producers, Soybean Association, and the Corn Growers Association. In the House, Klein is the vice chairman of both the House Agriculture committee and Agriculture and Natural Resources budget committee. Additionally, he serves on the Environmental Protection, Labor and Public Safety committees. “I look forward to continuing my work to protect farmers and rural Iowans from increased taxes and more government burdens,” said Klein. “I am a conservative voice in the statehouse and will continue to do all I can to preserve our small town way of life and rural Iowa values.” Jarad and his wife, Rachel, have three young children and the family attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keota.

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Regardless of what you may have read and heard this has been a very productive week at the Capitol. We passed quite a few bills from the floor and forwarded them across the Rotunda to the House for further consideration. Even more bills were discussed in committee, in anticipation of next week’s second funnel deadline, when all Senate Files must have been approved on the Senate floor and passed over to the House in order to remain alive for consideration the rest of this Legislative session. We unanimously passed a bill this week which made a minors divers license revocation for two or more violations the same as any other driver’s license. This bill will make it easier for law enforcement across the board if the laws are the same. This bill is now in the hands of the House of Representatives. Members of the Senate Transportation Committee are working to fine tune a bill that would make texting a violation that can initiate a police stop. The way the law now reads you cannot be charged for texting unless you are pulled over for

Week 8 was packed so full that I blinked and it was gone. We had a lot of floor debate, subcommittee work, and legislation development. I spent the majority of my time preparing and running bills on the floor, preparing amendments for next week, meeting with all the groups who have interest in the legislation I am managing, and going through the Ag budget. This week House Republicans and Senate Democrats reached agreement on an overall general fund budget plan. Next year’s general fund budget will spend $6.9718 billion. That represents 99.84% of on-going state revenue staying true to the House GOP’s common sense principle of spending less than the state collects. As a reminder, this will be the fourth consecutive year the state will spend less than it collects. The agreement complies with our four budgeting principles. We will spend less than the state collects. We will not use one-time money to fund ongoing needs. We will not balance the budget by intentionally underfunding programs. We will return unused tax dollars to Iowa’s taxpayers. Within the budget targets: • funding is provided for the 4 percent increase in supplemental state aid for schools • funding is provided for the 2013 Education Reform agreement • commitments relating to the 2013 property tax reform bill are maintained • funding levels to ensure a second year of tuition freezes at Iowa’s three Regents universities are provided. • we are absorbing Medicaid match increases from the federal government The agreement on joint budget targets between the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is a first in recent legislative history. The last time there were joint budget targets between the two chambers was during the 80th General Assembly (2003-2004). At that time, both chambers

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another violation. One important change is moving texting while driving into the “Moving Violation” category. As I understand it, EVEN if you are sitting at a red light with your vehicle in PARK, you cannot text. Quite frankly, this seems to be a little bit over the top, to me. As a matter of logic, only those violations that occur while a vehicle is moving should be considered a Moving Violation. But, logic and consistency no longer have a place in lawmaking, or politics, for that matter. But that’s a topic for another day. Another bill which passed this week is one that will help eligible veterans purchase a home. This eligibility includes anyone that has served active duty for at least 90 days including National Guard and or a Military Reserve person beginning or after September 11, 2001, or during the period of the Persian Gulf Conflict beginning August 2, 1990 and ending April 6, 1991. This bill also includes any person who has been honorably discharged due to injuries received during those same periods. The program will include loans, grants, and other

were controlled by Republicans. This is just the latest example of how Iowans do things differently than how they do things in Washington, D.C. In addition to working on the budget this week we also passed several bills from the floor. So far out of all the bills passed out, the House has passed 3 major pieces aimed at protecting the privacy of Iowans in their home, travels and online. House File 2368 allows a parent or guardian to protect their child from identity theft, House File 2289 which prevents the government and others from using unmanned aerial vehicles to invade your privacy at home and elsewhere and House File 2278, which limits the collection of information from Regional Transit Authorities, have all been sent to the Senate for their consideration. I am also working on a 4th privacy bill that will update Iowa code in regards to data breaches in government and industry. We have brought all the interest groups together to find common ground for updates. I anticipate running it through committee soon and due to space constraints I will write more about that in the future. House File 2368 is an additional bill that I am floor managing. The legislation focuses on protecting the identity of a child. Under current law, a person over the age of 18 may place a security freeze on their credit through a consumer credit agency. A security freeze prevents a credit reporting agency from releasing credit report data without consent and helps prevent identity theft by stopping others from opening credit cards, bank accounts and obtaining loans with another’s identity. Unfortunately, the law did not protect children from identity theft. Under HF 2368, a parent or guardian of a person under 16 can request a security freeze be placed on the persons credit. This security freeze is also available to people who have had a guardian or conservatorship appointed. There have been numerous cases of people stealing children’s identity and open-

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assistance to eligible veterans and also applies to the spouse of a deceased eligible veteran if they meet the criteria. This will be administered through the Iowa Finance Authority. I do not anticipate the House members having any major objections to this bill and expect they will pass it, as well. Senate File 2278 also passed the Senate this week. It is a bill that will allow you to register to vote online. There are specific criteria you must meet to be able to register in this way. You must have an Iowa driver’s license, Iowa non-operator’s identification card, a social security number or another form of Government Issued photo ID. This bill will be popular with the computer savvy and will more than likely make the process easy for those who prefer to do their business online. Fortunately, those of us who prefer to register the “Old Fashioned Way” can still do so. We are beginning to see more and more school trips moving through the building. And there have been several families stop by this week wearing T-shirts supporting their favorite girls basketball team. If you have not visited our beautiful State Capitol, I would encourage you to do so. The restoration work is nearly complete and it is a building in which all Iowans can take pride. The Capitol Switchboard telephone number is 515-281-3371. Letters sent to me here at the Capitol should use the 50319 zip code and my email address is sandra.greiner@legis.iowa.gov. ing bank accounts, credit cards and even taking out home loans. Because no one ever worries about a credit score of a five year old, most parents never think to protect their child’s credit report until it is too late. Allowing parents and guardians to place a security freeze on a child’s credit will help cut down on childhood identity theft and protect the child’s credit for future legal use. On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Iowa House of Representatives passed House File 2427. The bill is a two stage increase in the maximum assessment cap that corn producers can vote to apply to their corn purchases from the current 1-penny per bushel to no more than 2-cents between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2019 and no more than 3-cents on and after September 1, 2019. The measure also creates an ‘Iowa Corn Checkoff Task Force’ composed of 5 voting members including all of the following: (a) the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; (b) two first purchasers with one appointed by the Iowa Institute of Cooperatives and the other by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, and (c) two corn producers with one appointed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the other by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and four non- voting legislative ex-officio members with one from each caucus in the General Assembly. The Task Force is charged with developing and submitting a report regarding its findings and recommendations to the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture by September 1, 2014 concerning the development and implementation of a system to allow corn referendum ballots to be cast through the mail, and how to increase refund awareness with first purchasers. The Task Force is abolished after it has submitted its work and report on September 1, 2014. HF 2427 has been referred to the Senate Agriculture Committee for its consideration and action. Next week will be another busy one as we try to beat the second funnel deadline. The second funnel is the point where Senate bills need to be out of committee. We will likely see several additional bills come early in the week that need to be moved through subcommittee and committee by Friday. While my schedule is very tight I will always take time to talk with my constituents (it’s actually a nice break from bill development). You can contact me in Des Moines through the House switchboard at 515-281-3221, my cell at 515-689-5430, or email me at Jarad.Klein@legis.iowa.gov.


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WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?

25 YEARS LATER KEOTA DOES IT AGAIN!

Don’t Try This At Home

By Erin Chalupa This week, Ms. Hobbs’ Physical Science class had a day of experimentation. They had five different groups that all tested many different things. The first test was over Pascal’s Law (pressure and volume). They had some fun making pop explode out of its can. The next group tested Boyle’s Law (pressure and volume). They made marshmallows do some cool things by increasing and decreasing pressure. Some kids were caught eating the marshmallows instead of actually testing them. Another group tested Bernoulli’s Law of velocity and pressure. They did some tricky things with blowing through funnels and tubes to see how high a pingpong ball would go. Cole Stout got the award for the most air in the class. Next, a group tested Archimedes’ principle of displacements of fluids. This group played around with water to see how much was displaced or overflowed. The last test was over Charles’ Law of temperature and pressure. This group put Ivory soap in the microwave to see what happened. This was a very successful day of learning for the freshmen class. The next day they had to clean up the huge mess they left from the day before; Ms. Hobbs was not very happy about that part!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Mallory Dances Her Way to the Stars The Keota Eagle Basketball Team is heading to the State Tournament for the second time in Keota’s history. The last time was in 1989, 25 years ago. The KHS cheerleaders made the above poster to support the boys going to State.

The 2014 KHS State Basketball Qualifiers in Class 1A are: (back row) Coach Dan Stout, Paden Uphold, Kolton Greiner, Derek Berg, Nate Owen, Justin Hultman, Shane Gibson, Luke Lyle, Zach Mousel, Manager Sam Ollinger, Manager Cara Hahn, Asst. Coach Larry Lyle; (kneeling) Isaiah Hahn, Nate Sieren, and Manager JD Stout. Good luck at State boys!

Sierra Ott and Erin Chalupa show off their project.

By Desi Hesseltine Mallory began her dancing career at a young age. She began dancing at Studio E! in Keota when she was 4 years old. As time has gone by and Studio E! in Keota closed, Mallory moved her talent to Stairway to the Stars in Washington. Mallory has a broad range of dance under her belt. She has been in ballet and jazz for 12 years, pointe ballet for 5 years, and tap and clog for 8 years. Mallory has also taken part in many group dances. These include trios, duets, small and large group entries, and just recently this year she took on a solo. During her senior year at KHS, Mallory took on the role of being the head choreographer for the Keota Dance Team. She also hopes to join Iowa State’s dance team in the fall. Way to go, Mallory, for your outstanding accomplishments in dance!

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Jacob Wickenkamp and Bianca Cardona demonstrate their project.

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STAFF Emily Baetsle, Maggie Baker, Erin Chalupa, Desi Hesseltine, Grant Hill, Justin Hultman, Sierra Lyle, Miranda Romoser, Maitland Sieren Adviser: Angela Conrad This page was composed and designed by Keota High School students. The Keota Eagle is not responsible for the makeup or editorial content expressed.

A Smile Worth Rewarding By Emily Baetsle Pictured above is the 1989 KHS Basketball team that won the Class 1A State Championship. Left to right, the team consisted of: (back row) David Dunbar, Asst. Coach Bill Anderegg, Lee Duwa, Kevin Gent, Eric Bombei, Chris Hobsheidt, Bill Kindred, Chad Reed, Scott Flynn, Brett Werger, Asst. Coach Jim Gumbel, Coach Scott Brees; (kneeling) Kevin Redlinger, Jeff Sprouse, Brain Dahlquist, Brain Greiner, Doug Conrad, Jeff Fehr, Brett Bell, and Ian Pate.

HERE WE GO EAGLES! HERE WE GO! Poster made by Maitland Sieren

The cheerleaders made locker posters to get the boys pumped up for Monday’s game.

The KHS Eagles are Fargo Bound! Poster by John Mather “Dreams require sacrifices, not just effort”

On Sat. March 1, EagleRock! traveled to Central Lee to compete in show choir. Afterwards, they contacted Mrs. Edwards to inform her that Abby Schulte was named Outstanding Performer in their group that day! When asked what she thought about the award, Abby said, “I was very shocked and surprised at the same time.” Congratulations Abby! Keep on smiling!

Question of the Week: If all electronics died tomorrow, which one would you miss most and why? By Emily Baetsle Mr. Ortiz, Teacher My phone, because it does everything.

Sam Ollinger, 12th My Xbox, because I play games on it a lot.

John Mather, 11th My iPod, because I’m good at Bike Race.

Nate Sieren, 10th My phone, because I do everything on it.

Cullen Kelley, 9th

My computer, because I would lose communication with my friends.

Caroline Reeves, 8th My computer, because I’m on it a lot at home.

Tristan Sypherd , 7th My iPod, because I play games on it.


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Linda K. Powers COEXEC, Leon W. Greiner COEXEC and Marlene Greiner COEXEC to Joshua C. Greiner, 10-21-75 NW1/4 NW1/4 PT, 10-1675 SW1/4 SW1/4, 10-28-75 E1/4 NW1/4, 10-28-75 W3/4 NE1/4. Marilyn M. Raplinger TRTE, John M. Raplinger TRTE, Marilyn M. Raplinger TR, George Steven Vanfleet, Green Christine Canfleet, Christine Vanfleet Green, Vanessa Dittmer and Ralph Dittmer to Kent Bouslog and Kevin Bouslog, 11-11-76 E1/2 NW1/4 PT, 1111-76 NE1/4 SW1/4 PT. Keokuk County Sheriff, Wells Fargo Bank NA, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc and Betty G. Cave Est to Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc, 13-02-75 SE1/4 SW1/4 L07 D01 PT. Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, 13-02-75 SE1/4 SW1/4 L07 D01 PT. MARRIAGES Christopher John Flynn to Tonya Michelle Sayre, Tonya Michelle Nusbaum, Tonya Michelle Flynn. Both Bride and Groom are Van Buren County residents. TICKETS Scott Andrew Mellinger, Washington, speeding 55 or under zone (1-5 over). Gail Annette Clarahan, Sigourney, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Hanna Marie Kullander, Sigourney, open container passenger 21. Anthony James Widdel, Washington, speeding 55 or under zone (11-15 over). Robert W. Molkenthin, Ollie, speeding 55 or under zone (610 over). Klint C. McDowell, Hedrick, fail to maintain control. Patricia Rammelsburg, Keota, operation without registration card or plate. Nicholas Arthur Batterson, Eddyville, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Michelle Marie Malloy, Wil-

liamsburg, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Terrence James Woltering, Ottumwa, speeding 55 or under zone (6-10 over). Tristan Roehrig, Keota, fail to maintain safety belt. Bryan Neil Brain, Hedrick, speeding 55 or under zone (610 over). Chrystal Lea Knight, Fairfield, no valid Drivers License. Heather Pozarycki, Richland, fail to obey stop sign. Harold Alvin Swan Jr., Sigourney, DNU Operating Without Registration. Brent Lee Lindemann, Sigourney, failure to maintain or use safety belt. Donald D. Bailey, Sigourney, operation without registration. Robert L. Carruthers, Sigourney, DNU driving without a valid license. Shane S. Cason, Sigourney, speed restrictions. SHERIFF’S NEWS The Sheriff’s news is a brief summary of the activities/arrests/tickets from previous weeks as submitted by Keokuk County Sheriff, Jeff Shipley. Criminal charges are mere accusations and the accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Monday, March 3: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Patrirck Daniel Kenoyer, 24, Des Moines, for Failure to Prove Security Against Liability. Tuesday, March 4: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Jeffery Nicholas Mahan, 29, Keota, for Fail to Yield Upon Entering Through Highway. Sunday, March 9: Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Aaron Michael Tesdal, 31, Oskaloosa, for Driving While Suspended. Keokuk County Sheriff’s Department issued a citation to Kenneth Wade Caramazza, 60, Ottumwa, for Speed (6-10 over).

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A 2013-2014 All-SEISC T North Inductees Girls Basketball W O O D

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First Team All-SEISC North

Second-Team All-SEISC North

Beth Atwood, So., Pekin It’s not terribly hard to make an argument for Beth Atwood as the SEISC North’s best player. Atwood was second behind Mediapolis’s Andrea Larson in scoring at 19 p.p.g. Perhaps even more impressive than her scoring average was Atwood’s 72-percent clip (110-for-153) from the free throw line. Atwood was the conference’s leading rebounder at 11 per game and was third in the conference in steals with 85, although her average of 4.3 a game was higher than anyone’s.

Samantha Wright, Sr., Pekin Samantha Wright ended the season sixth in the conference in 3-pointers with 31. Wright, a proven shooter from the outside, averaged 8.7 p.p.g. and led the Lady Panthers in assists with 35. Wright was a key component in Pekin’s second-place finish in the SEISC-North and was one of three Pekin seniors.

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Tuesday Mixer Soles ‘N’ Heels Keokuk Co. Bank L & L Trucking Bowlers Edge Fagen Elevator Bipolar Bowlers Farm Bureau 74 HSMG 1. G. Bombei 222 2. K. McDowell 213 3. B. Brooks 210 HSWG 1. C. Hemsley 186 2. D. Decker 160 3. S. Stoner 159

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Jess Horras, Sr., Pekin Horras was a dependable post for the Lady Panthers, who provided timely scoring, rebounding and low-post defense. Horras ended her senior season with a scoring average of 3.1 p.p.g. on 42-percent shooting, while finishing third on the team in rebounding with an average of 3.2 per game. Madelyn Baker, Jr., Pekin The do-it-all Baker contributed in a number of areas for Pekin. A good defender and passer, Baker averaged just over five points per game and a little more than three rebounds per contest. Baker finished fourth on the team in steals with 16, and fifth on the team in assists with 20.

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2013-2014 All-SICL Inductees Girls Basketball

First Team All-Conference Honors Kelsi Sieren, Sr., Keota Sieren wrapped up her prep basketball career with a superb senior season in which she averaged ten points, 7.4 rebounds, and nearly three rebounds per game for the 13-10 Eagles. Forced to play point guard all season for Keota, Sieren’s scoring numbers weren’t what they could have been, yet she still shot at over 41 percent from the field and was solid from the foul line at 62 percent. Defensively, Sieren was also an impact player for the Eagles, finishing seventh in the conference with 60 steals. Sieren’s excellent all-around game and great consistency over the past four years have been valuable beyond words for the Keota program. Rylee Voss, Jr., English Valleys Voss, the SICL’s third-leading scorer and rebound, led English Valleys to a fourthplace finish in the conference standings, 15-9 overall record, and two postseason wins. The 5’10’’ forward averaged 15.4 p.p.g., 10.3 r.p.g., and fin-

ished second in the SICL with 58 blocked shots; 34 more than the SICL’s third-best shot blocker, Lauren Miller. Voss’s 115 offensive rebounds ranked first in the conference, while her 55 steals ranked 11th. Voss will return for her senior season a year from now looking to get her Bears to State, after falling one game short this past season.

Second-Team All-SICL Girls Jordan Carter, Jr., Sigourney A mobile, athletic forward, Carter and her game came a long way from her sophomore season. As a junior, Carter led the Savages with 11 points per game. Carter’s scoring was a key reason in Sigourney’s 10-10 conference record and sixth-place finish in the standings, but her 6.3 rebounds per game and 13 blocked shots were perhaps event more vital. Despite representing Sigourney’s lone post presence, Carter still managed to lead the SICL in field-goal percentage with a 54-percent clip.

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First Team Kelsi Sieren, Sr., Keota Lauren Miller, Jr., English Valleys The do-it-all point guard for the fourth-place Bears, Miller did much more than just score the ball. Miller finished as the SICL’s sixth-leading scorer at 12.8 p.p.g. and led the conference with 46 made 3-pointers, but was even more valuable to the Bears as a distributor and game manager. Miller led the conference with 97 assists and finished the season with nearly a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio. The junior also finished third in the conference with 24 blocked shots and eighth in steals with 59.

Honorable-Mention All-SICL Girls

Madison Sheetz, Jr., Keota Sheetz put up numbers this season worthy of First or Second-Team honors, but the SICL simply had too many good players for her to crack either team. The junior was sixth in the conference in rebounding (9.3 r.p.g.) and 11th in scoring (11.4 p.p.g.), while shooting an even 50 percent from the field. Sheetz came on strong down the stretch, scoring at least 20 points in three of Keota’s last four games, including 30 against Montezuma. Madison Sieren, Jr., Keota Keota’s greatest threat from outside, Sieren finished

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First Team Rylee Voss, Jr., English Valleys fourth in the SICL with 36 3-pointers, heading the Eagles finish fifth in the conference at 13-7. Sieren averaged 8.2 points a game and was second on the team in assists with 40, while her 40 steals were third most on the team. Karah Appleget, Sr., Sigourney Perhaps no player improved as much from one year ago than Karah Appleget. For her senior year, Appleget finished second SICL Second Team in reboundJordan Carter, Jr., Sigourney ing for the Savages with 7.4 per game. Offensively, Appleget was Sigourney’s second-leading scorer at 8.3 p.p.g. and made a living all season with her mid-range jumper. Becca Ohland, Sr., Sigourney Pound for pound the best rebounder in the conference, Ohland finished fifth in the SICL in rebounds with an even ten per game. Ohland’s terrific athletic ability gave taller opponents problems on the glass and slower opponents probSICL Second Team lems in the Lauren Miller, Jr., English Valleys open court. Ohland also for Tri-County and was its best averaged 5.8 p.p.g. and was player all season long. an excellent defender for the Ginny Schmidt, So., Savages. Tri-County Katlyn Little, Fr. Tri-County Schmidt was one of TriAs just a freshman, Little County’s most dependable scorled the Trojans in scoring with 7.9 points per game and in ers at 5.3 points per game. She 3-pointers with nine. Little led also knocked down five 3-pointers the team and was tenth in the on the season and pulled down conference in assists with 55 an average of 5.7 rebounds per and also led Tri-County with game. Schmidt was also a pro40 steals. Little also did a ductive distributor for TC, ending majority of the ball handling the season with 24 assists.


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First-Team 2014 All-SEISC North Boys Jared Bond, Sr., Pekin

One of the strongest players around, Bond continuously pushed around his opponents in the paint. The senior forward shot nearly 53 percent from the field and averaged 12.4 points per game for the SESIC North Champion Panthers. Bond finished second in the North with 96 offensive rebounds, while averaging 7.4 rebounds per game.

Eric Adam, Sr., Pekin The prototypical ‘glue guy’, Adam was extremely reliable within the Pekin offense and only took what the defense gave him. Adam averaged 4.3 points per game and shot over 43 percent from the field, while pulling down an average of 3.2 rebounds per game, including 19 of the offensive variety.

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Petie Clubb, Sr., Pekin The conference’s leading assist man, Petie Clubb ended the year with 119 assists for an average of over five per game. Clubb was a capable scorer too, averaging 6.6 points per game and knocking down 16 ‘3s’ on the season. Clubb’s onball defense also made him a valuable asset toward Pekin’s fantastic season.

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Brody Long, Sr., Pekin

Arguably the best big man in the North, Long put up some monstrous stats as a senior this past season. On top of his 13.1 p.p.g., Long led the conference shooting 59 percent from the field and make a conference-best 134 field goals. Long was also the top rebounder in the SEISC North, pulling down an average of ten rebounds per game to finish the season with 230, including a conference-leading 97 offensive rebounds. Long had 32 blocked shots on the season and helped Pekin win 19 games.

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Over the past two seasons, Millikin has proven to be one of the best all-around players in the SEISC North. His 89 assists last year were the sixth most in the conference and are especially impressive considering he also finished third in the conference in scoring at 13.5 p.p.g. Millikin shot nearly 45 percent from the field and hit 39 of his 85 attempts from 3-point range. Millikin also averaged three rebounds per contest and had the fourth most steals in the North with 54.

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Sat, Mar 22, 2014 – 8:00 am THE FOLLOWING ARE CONSIGNED BY THE JIM MIKSCH ESTATE: JD 8100 MFWD – JD 4455 - JD 9510 COMBINE: ’99 JD 9510 2WD combine, 2456 eng hrs, 1709 sep hrs, SN 681079, w/GPS Ag Leader PF Advan mapping-yield- mon, chopr, Vitt chaff sprdr, Maurer bin ext, & Firestone R-1 tires; ’88 JD 643 CH w/poly; ’90 JD 918 GT w/3” cut–poly fings; JD head trlr; ’95 JD 8100 MFWD, SN 11960, 3813 hrs, triple hyd, QH, 14.9R30 frts & Firestone 18.4R-42 w/duals; ’89 JD 4455 2WD, SN 3409, 7200 hrs, PS, dual hyd, 18.4R-38; 18.4-38 clamp on duals; 6-JD frt wts; Vermeer V-9300–3 pt backhoe w/18” bckt; Parker 500 grain cart w/23.1-26 Firestone turf tires; ’91 GN Hoot Ridge 6’6”x24’ livestock trailer; Kinze 2210-12R-30” planter w/Yetter NT coults, row cleans & Kinze KP)MII mon; JD 750-7’x24” pull type NT drill, SN 7433 w/gs, Yetter markers, Vitt wad cnvyr, & spring tooth harr; 21’ Krause wing fold disc; Kent Series VI 18’ soil fin w/hang harr; Krause 2869–9 shk disc-chisel; 2-J&M 35020 gravities on J&M 13T gears; 2-350 bu J&M gravities on J&M gears; Better Bilt 2600 vac sprdr; 8’ Big Ox blade; Parker 250 bu gravity w/Yetter Systems 1 seed Jet II loading system blower; Heider barge wagons w/hoists; IH 5 bar rake; Grain-o-vator; JD 260-3 pt disc mow; JD 6R-3 pt cult; 8”x67’ Gilmore Tatge augers; 11’ bin sweep; 6”x15’ pit auger w/ele motor; IH 4 bott plow; JD 4 sect harr; 300 gal-3 pt spryr TRACTORS – COMBINES - GRAIN HEADS: ’96 Case IH 9370, 4WD, 6345 hrs, 375 hp Cums, stand shift, 90% rubber, bare back; ’94 Case IH 5240, 2WD, 4100 hrs, stand trans, 18.4-39 Good Year Rads; JD 6215, D, 3880+ hrs, wf, dual hyd, w/canopy; Kubota DX2350, 4WD, D w/60” dk; 6’ Taylor-way 962-3 pt tiller-<10 acres; ’93 JD 6300, 2WD, OS, 12K+ hrs; Oliver 1750, D, wf, 3 spd hydro pow, fresh ovrhl; AC 7050 w/AC ldr; IH 1066 w/cab; AC 7000D, 2660 hrs; Case 930, D, wf; ’06 Foton 824 FWA, 1258 hrs, w/Wstndrf 340 ldr; Case 870 G, wf; Ford 860; IH 706, G, nf; IH 300, G, wf; AC D-15 w/AC trip bckt ldr; Ford 1920, D w/1262 hrs; Ford 8N; Case IH 2350 ldr w/ Case IH 1896 mts; Wstndrf TA-26 ldr w/Deutz mts; Kew 2400 GT ldr w/JD mts; Combines: ‘80 JD 7720 RWD, 5394 eng hrs; ’06 Case IH 2208, 8R CH w/field trac; JD 925 GT; JD 643 6R-30” CH; JD 220 GT; JD 215 flex GT; JD 216 Rigid GT w/blk reel; JD 4R-W CH reblt gear boxes; Harvest Hand head trlr ANTIQUE TRACTORS & EQUIP: IH 806 Wheatland, SN 875S-Y, wf; ‘66 Farmall 140, SN30837, High Crop; Massey Harris collection: 444, D, wf, 3 pt; 333, wf, 3 pt; 2-44’s w/wf & 3 pt; 44, D, nf; 444, G, nf; 30, nf; 33, G, nf; AC WD 45, wf; AC WD, wf running cond; Farmall F-12; JD narr box wagon w/stencils on newer JD gear; 2 bott plow; MM 2 bott plow; frt mt JD cults; JD draw bar sick mow SKID LOADERS – CAT D6 DOZER: Cat D6 w/winch; ‘01 JD 250 w/800 hrs; Mustang 920 w/1593 hrs; 72” Brush Buster QA skid loader RM SEMI TRACTOR/ TRAILERS - TRUCKS – PICKUPS – TRAILERS: Semi: 2000 Sterling Day cab, C12 Cat D, 10 spd; ’97 Freightliner FL112, Cummins M11, (13 spd w/50K+ mi); Trucks: 1972 Ford L8000, 3208 eng, 13 spd trans, cab & chasis only; ’88 Ford F700 w/fltbd; ’67 Ford F-600, 360 eng, w/Omaha 300 bu box; ’00 IH 3800D bus w/Blue Bird school bus; Trailers: 25’ Loadcraft GN fltbd, triple axle w/beav tail; ’05 PJ 18’ trip axle BH fltbd; ’98 MacLander 18’ BH dual axle fltbd; ’07 16’ BH fltbd; 20’ Keifer GN lives; ’93 Kiefer 25’ GN fltbd w/beav; ’91 Hoot Ridge GN lives; ’95 Hoot Ridge 18’ GN cargo; ’95 Calico 16’ GN lives; Pickups: ‘00 Ford F250, D, 4WD, 4dr crew cab; ‘96 Toyota Tacoma, 2WD FARM EQUIP: 27’ JD 235 disc w/deep cone blades; 33’ Glencoe 300 field cult; ’09 Artsway 5165 grinder mixer w/ ext unload; M&W 5 shk ripper; Planters: Case IH 900 6R-30”; IH 800 12R-30” w/Kimball trlr; IH 800 6R-30”; White 6100, 6R-30”, NT; IH 800 12R-30” frt fold; JD 7000 8RW frt fold; JD 7000 4R, NT; 18’ JD 220 ctr fld disc; Century 700 gal w/ 60’ bm; Vermeer WR 22-10 whl pull type rake; 21’ & 18’ Krause discs; 8’ Big Ox blade; NH 660 fast net baler; JD 530 baler; Hesston 565A baler; Schuller 120 feeder wagon; 12’ JD 8300 drill w/gs & dble discs; JD 3800 chop w/ 2R-W hd; Gehl 1890 baler, net wrap; JD 714A forage wagon; Gehl 312 sprdr; Gehl, Badger & Forage King forage wagons; 15’ Kew cultimulcher; Kelderman 10 whl rake; 15’ Brillion stalk shredder; 9’ JD 350 sick mow; Gehl 95 GM; 8”x42’ Feterl auger; 2800 bu wet holding bin to be removed from farm site; 300 bu grav on JD 1075 gear; Case 220 baler; 8’ JD off-set disc; 10’ Stanhoist chisel plow; AC roto baler w/white top; Near new Buffalo guiding system; NH 499 mower cond; 13’ IH disc; Vermeer F baler; JD 400 RH; Hesston 1120, 1090 & 1091 mow cond; NH 258 rake; NH 5 bar rake; MF 9 baler; 750 & 1000 gal LP tanks; 12’ Case disc; Crust Buster drill; 5’ AC RM; JD 400 RH; 3 pt big bale unroller; 7’ 3 pt disc; Flare & barge wagons; Bale movers; 3 &4 bott plows LIVESTOCK EQUIP - BULK BINS – 1000’ of 26’ GUARD RAIL – LUMBER: Foremost cattle chute on wheels w/ palpation cage; New Foremost alley way; 12’ Corral panels; Asstd new HD gates & panels; Bale ring feeders; Vitt crates; Fing crates w/access; 8x10 Vitt nurs pens & other 5x7 nurs pens w/equip; Nurs flooring; Feeders; Steel roofing; 20’ sects cont. fencing; Galv fencing; Posts; Asstd 2x4, 2x6, 2x6, 2x10, 2x12; White wood studs; Building materials SHOP TOOLS – WOODWORKING: Cutting torch w/tanks & cart; Lincoln 225 amp welder; Lincoln Weld-Pak 100 wire welder; Power-Cable cut off saw; Tem 220volt pressure washer; 36” wood lathes; Grizzle 15” planer; Delta Unisaw, miter saw & dust collector; Craftsman 10” table saws, band saw & 10” miter saw; Hand tools 24” Miller belt sander; 20” Dewalt & 24” Hawk scroll saws; Routers 2-12’x16’ STORAGE SHEDS - 3 & 4 WHEELERS – LAWN & GARDEN EQUIP – COLORADO SPRUCE & NORWAY TREES: Honda TRX 125 2WD 4 wheeler; 3-wheelers: Honda 250SX, Honda 200x (Kerker eng), Honda 185, Polaris Scrambler 250R; New Troy Bilt GTX16 w/ 48” dk; ’05 Cub Cadet LP1046 hydro; Toro Groundmaster D w/72” dk; ’98 Grasshopper 720K & 616; Woods 6200 Mow-n-machine; ’04 Snapper ZT20500BV; Cub Cadet: Z-Force 50, Tank M60, ZFS 48, LT2042, 2155, 1515, Enforcer 54F; Snapper 0-turn; Snapper 250Z; ’04 Toro Wheelhorse; Sears LT1000; Agco Allis 1613H; Husqvarna 155; JD 116; M&W AWD; 2 pt blade; Swisher 60” fin mow; Walk-behinds: Scag 48” & Troy Bilt; Snow blowers; Troy Bilt Horse tiller; Bachtold weed mowers 10’x10’ dog pens AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: Not responsible for theft or accidents. Items must be removed from auction site within 60 days or it becomes property of Auction Co. Positive I.D. required. Consignments accepted until 5:00pm March 20th. ORDER OF SALE: 8:00am Hayrack items, 8:15 Farm equip. 8:45-Lives. equip. 11:00-Woodworking/shop equip 1:30pm Lawn & garden equip

Phone: 319-646-6775

Web: www.duwaauction.com

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On To the Semifinals Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3-10-2014 Keota 56, Easton Valley 47

By Adam Meier, Regional Sports Editor Only one team got awarded a trophy following Monday’s Class 1A first round State Basketball Tournament game between Easton Valley and Keota at Wells Fargo Arena, and fortunately for the Eagles, it wasn’t them. Easton Valley wrapped up its season at 21-3 after the Keota boys’ squad suffocated the River Hawks on defense in the second half, out-scoring them 17-6 in the fourth quarter capturing the 56-47 win and advancing to the semifinals on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. against West Lyon (21-5). Kolton Greiner, along with each of his Keota teammates, came to play. Greiner led the Eagles with 21 points and hit five 3-pointers and all four of his free throws. “Some games, you’re feeling it. This game, I just happened to be on,” said Keota’s senior point guard. The last of Greiner’s five ‘3s’ came in the final moments of the third quarter, when he launched a well-contested shot from three feet behind the arc and hit the bottom of the net, cutting Easton Valley’s lead to 41-39 heading into the fourth. Easton Valley, which includes the towns of Preston, Miles and Sabula, led for much of the game prior to Greiner’s clutch ‘3’. The River Hawks led by as much as eight in the late portions of the second quarter, but Keota’s hard-nosed defense didn’t let up, helping the Eagles close the gap before the half. “The key to this one was playing solid man-to-man,” Greiner said. “We pride ourselves on our man-to-man; that’s how we shut Van Buren down and that’s what we had working today” An Easton Valley turnover gave the Eagles the final possession of the half and they didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. Zach Mousel grabbed an offensive rebound after a missed Keota ‘3’ and flipped up a higharching floater over the reach of two defenders. After bouncing on the rim three times, Mousel’s shot dropped, cutting the River Hawks’ lead to 30-27 at the half. “I just grabbed the rebound and was thinking I better just chuck it up as quick as I can, and that’s what I did,” the sophomore Mousel said. Along with his put back right before the half, Mousel drilled a pair of 3-pointers to bring his total scoring tally to eight points on three-of-five shooting. “[Stout] just tells me if I’m open, to shoot the ball,” said Mousel. “That’s what he says to me. It gives me confidence to chuck more up and I’m really grateful for that. [The seniors] tell me to shoot the ball every game. I’m just glad they pass me the ball and include me in the offense; I’m grateful for that.” In addition to the production from Greiner and Mousel, the Eagles got ten points and 15 rebounds from Luke Lyle, and five points and four rebounds from Justin Hultman. Despite Lyle (19 p.p.g.) getting held well below his scoring average, other Eagles stepped up, including Mousel, who lights it up in practice with regularity, according to Lyle. “He always scores in practice,” Lyle said about Mousel. “He grills you all the time. He can step up when we really need it and he did that today. My teammates really picked me up. That’s what good teams have to have – teammates that will pick you up.” As a team, Keota went 19-for26 from the foul line, including a number of free throws late in the fourth to seal the deal.

One of the main keys that led to Keota pulling out the win was the Eagles’ defense of 6’8’’ big man Logan Wilhelm. Despite a considerable height advantage, Wilhelm could only manage to finish 4-for-23 from the field, ending the game with 14 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots. Wilhelm’s struggles from the field were due in large part to the gritty defense provided by Nate Owen. “I feel kind of like Tim Tebow, but in the basketball form,” Owen said about the way he plays the game. “I just like to play with passion. I think that translates into the fans and into the team. We figured if we pressured their guards and do what we needed to do, we’d be alright in the long run. We just had to keep playing defense and keep playing hard.” Owen finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists, and hit a number of big free throws in the final minutes. Owen and his teammates have proven to have the ability to stay calm and collective under pressure when close games, like the Eagles have seen so many of this postseason, are decided. Reason for that, Owen says, has more to do about the chemistry between

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teammates than anything else. “We’re a really close team,” said Owen. “We all hang out; we all talk. We watch game film together; we go out to eat together; we all hang out; we’re all nice to each other. I think that helps the teams bond and stay together. Our goal is to win the State Title, but we have to take it one game at a time.” The Class 1A championship game is at 6:05 p.m. on Friday, March 14. The third-place game is at 10 a.m. on the same day. Belmond-Klemme (23-3) plays Dunkerton (26-1) in the other 1A semifinal game, following Keota’s game against West Lyon at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13.

ConGratulations

Keota Boys Basketball On Making It To State and To The Varsity, Junior Varsity and Junior High Basketball Teams On Great Seasons! Also, we would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make the concession stand a success.

Keota Athletic Boosters

Congratulations To The Keota Boys Basketball Team For Making It To The State Tournament!

It’s great to see your Hard Work and Determination help to achieve your Vision.

Lyle Insurance Jerry and Rita Sheetz

Congratulations Keota Boy’s on your showing at the State Tournament!

The Keota Eagle

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