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Butler BB’s 4-H soup supper March 20 The Butler BB’s 4-H Club will be holding their annual soup supper on Thursday, March 20, with serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Community UMC. They will be serving chili and vegetable beef soup, dinner rolls, and desserts; cost is $5 adults, $4 6-12 years, and under 5 eat free.

Clarksville AMVETS fish fry planned for Saturday Plans are being made for the Clarksville AMVETS fish fry and wings dinner on Saturday, March 22. Serving will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. The all-you-can eat fish dinner includes baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw and drink for $9 adults, $4 children and kids under 5 are free.

Cody Hinz and Whitney Ragsdale listen to council amend the dangerous animal ordinance Monday, as Ragsdale’s request to have her part pit bull in town was approved due to a service animal exception under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Pat Racette)

Council amends ordinance for dangerous animals Ragsdale meets ADA standards to keep dog in town

Whitney Ragsdale thanked the council members walking out of the meeting Monday night. The City Council had just taken action to allow her to keep her dog. Due to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the council had to amend the dangerous animal ordinance to allow an exception for service animals. City attorney Luke Guthrie said Ragsdale qualifies under the American Disabilities Act due to her dog helping with her depression. “Under our current ordinance, we’re banning a specific breed, and now we’re creating an excep-

tion for a service animal,” he said. bers, she was appealing a notice to remove the Under a subsection in the dangerous animal or- dog from city limits. Law enforcement found out dinance, it reads: the dog had a mix of the pit bull Pat Racette Any dangerous animal, which breed and violated the dangeris specifically trained for and starandtjeditor@butler-bremer.com ous animal ordinance. actually providing assistance as Trying to show the animal was a service animal to a person with a disability. To not threatening, she presented the council inforqualify for this exception, the service animal must mation about her dog only having a percentage of meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of the pit bull breed. Guthrie explained that under the the Americans with Disabilities Act and be under federal ADA, the city couldn’t require the dog to the handler’s control… be removed. The last time Ragsdale was in the council cham- The council then asked about the possibility of

the dog harming someone in the future. Guthrie explained the dog then could be removed, being deemed a vicious animal. In other business, the Council accepted Pat Calease’s resignation as library assistant, as she will be retiring effective April 30. The council also passed a resolution increasing fulltime city employees salaries by $2,000 for fiscal year 2015, with the intent for $2,000 increases for a four-year period to catch employees up from below wage increases in the past.

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Angie Eilander, an admissions executive from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, will be available to meet with prospective students at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Clarksville High School. Eilander will explain AIB’s cost-saving “Degree in 3” program, which allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree in three years. She will also discuss the school’s academic and athletic scholarship opportunities, military financial assistance for veterans, lifetime career assistance and how students can save money by locking in to one tuition rate for the duration of their undergraduate college education. For more information, visit AIB. edu or call 800- 444-1921.

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Walk Through the Bible “If your Bible seems like a locked book ... maybe what you need is a helpful key!” Allison Bible Church will be hosting a ten week, one hour study beginning March 30 at 11:00 a.m. (and consecutive Sundays). This unique, life changing series will help anyone understand how the whole Bible fits together. From the beginnings of Genesis, to the fulfillment of Prophecy in Revelation, one will see how current events and Israel are unfolding, and how the Scriptures “come alive” as the pieces come together. This free course is open for all ages and the public is cordially invited. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 641-430-0966. Allison Bible Church is located at 108 Pfaltzgraff, Allison, Ia. 50602.

North Butler Pheasants Forever Pistols and Pearls class April 5 The North Butler Pheasants Forever is sponsoring a Pistols and Pearls Class for women only on Saturday, April 5, at Doc’s Restaurant, 221 Main Street in Clarksville. from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The basic class for instruction will include learning to shoot and live shooting at the range. For more information email ronc5536@gmail.com or call 319-404-5718, 319-610-1134 or 319-240-7371.

Water leak on Main A water leak emerged last week in front of Tjaden Insurance, Hoodjer Land Surveying and the Popcorn Stand. A few days later, City Maintenance discovered the leak was coming from a city line across Main Street from the businesses. With water shooting three feet below the street, Wunsch Construction of Greene came over Monday and bore a hole to fix the leak. More on page 2. (Pat Racette Photo)

Rural America wowed Bill Northey with its giant capabilities Monday. The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture toured Butler County’s biggest employer, Unverferth Manufacturing Company located between Shell Rock and New Hartford. It was one of a couple ag-related businesses on the docket. “You got spray booms that are 132 feet long, and may some day be 180 feet, and 2,000-bushel grain carts,” he said of Unverferth. “And simple things for a farmer to look at – an auger on a grain cart – is adjustable. You can set that auger down if it’s windy, and move it up. “Most of us would never think that something like that is ever possible, and just to be able to see that being made [was amazing].” Northey promotes the use of science and new technologies in farm implements, as Mike Van Mill, the operations manager, showed him around the large manufacturing facility. Van Mill actually started the plant in 1986 as Brent Industries, before Ohio-based Unverferth Manufacturing acquired the company in 1988. In the plant, Computer Numeric Controls run most of the fabricating equipment, cutting parts to be used in the large machines. Northey was not only impressed with CNC, but also computers installed on all the final products. “From sprayers that shut off when you come across a portion of the field that’s already been sprayed and booms that shut off one-tenth of the time driving 8 mph down the row, [the computers control all NORTHY to page 7

Local soil expert grows up with conservation Pat Racette starandtjeditor@butler-bremer.com

Adam Asche is one of two fulltime Natural Resources Conservation Service workers at the USDA Butler Farm Service Agency. The 26-year-old is a soil conservationist for the government-funded agency, as he often speaks in acronyms for all the programs NRCS encourages agricultural producers to use. For instance, REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection Program), EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program), CRP (Conservation Reserve Program), HEL (Highly Erodible Land), WRP (Wetland Reserve Program) and CSP (Conserva-

tion Stewardship Program) are a few phrases in the spectrum. “It’s [the job] is just keeping all your ducks in a row as far as each program and deadlines. And getting a hold of the people we need to get a hold of when it comes time for obligation.” Growing up with Conservation Reserve Program in Eagle Grove, Asche became an outdoor junkie. Tailoring to his way of life, he majored in environmental science at Iowa State to set him up for his career in conservation. “I’ve been hunting and fishing all my whole life, so I really value being able to put some conservation back on the ground,” he says. “I spend a lot of time around rivers, lakes and that type of thing…I want to keep the outdoors for the next generation really…There’s

Adam Asche has been the NCRS Soil Conservationist at the Allison USDA Butler FSA for the past two years. He plans and manages conservation projects.

something to be said when you’re putting in a couple WRPs [Wetland Reserve Programs] and when you suddenly get to go out and enjoy them.” Asche began his career in Elkader, mainly managing wetland restoration on the steep, rocky ground there. After a year, he moved up the ladder to Allison, where he’s been for the last two years. One of the new programs he’s been working with is the Iowa Pheasant Recovery SAFE project. Asche plans pheasant winter and nesting habitat for area landowners. Butler was listed as one of the state’s primary counties to restore pheasant population, as owners can have blocks of 20 to 160 acres of it. “It can be sizeable if they really

wanted it to be,” Asche laughs. “The guys that are going to want to do it is probably going to be a special type, wanting to have a special place to go hunting with their grandkids or for their own enjoyment.” This year’s extreme winter, though, forced several pheasants out of their comfort zones, which likely will decrease the number for this year. Asche works close with Butler Soil and Water Conservation District commissioners, using them as the leaders of these programs that help conservation. He says they are ambassadors of what he’s trying to do. “That’s what you want to see [from landowners]. You want to see people just step forward and do it,” he said.


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LEFT: Wunsch Construction of Greene excavates sidewalk on South Main Street Monday, before boring a hole to stop a service leak. (Pat Racette Photo) BELOW: City maintenance workers Bruce Hoodjer and Matt Kampman [right] excavate the area where a water leak took place last week. (Paula Barnett Photo)

Clarksville Star is posting old photos that never were picked up from yesteryears. Can you help us find the owners? MORE INFO. Send an e-mail with “Remember When” in the subject line to starandtjeditor@butler-bremer.com if you know anything about the picture, or drop by our office (101 N. Main St.) during business hours. Please remember to include your name and location in any e-mail. We’ll publish whatever we can learn in next week’s paper (space allowing), as well as select another photo from the archives to share with you. LAST WEEK’S PHOTO Last week’s photo from Star Gazing was identified as Deb (Jensen) White. White was 4 years old at the time of the professional photograph. Her parents are Pete and Mary Jensen. She graduated from Clarksville in 1975.  Clarksville Star collection

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  A new online bow hunter education course is designed to help improve skills and stay safe in the woods. Bow hunter education, which is an official course of the National Bow Hunter Education Foundation, teaches safe in-the-field practices, bow shooting basics, different methods of bow hunting and shot placement and recovery techniques. By completing this course, students satisfy bow hunter educational requirements for the state of Iowa, with no field day required. The online course allows students to study for free, paying only when they pass the course. The course is mobile friendly as well, so students can take the course on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. To take the Iowa-approved bow hunter education course, visit bowhunter-ed.com/iowa/.

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Rep. Pat Grassley files petitions with an election official in the Secretary of State’s office recently. 

Grassley to run for re-election

IN SPRING SWING – Susan Ackerman, far right, will perform in this year’s Shell Rock Swing Show. A language arts teacher at North Butler Middle chool, she is also president of the Shell Rock Music Association Board of Directors.

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A total of 29 performers in Butler will perform in the 2014 Spring Swing Show in April. Nineteen county residents are from the host town of Shell Rock, while Parkersburg and Aplington have six preparing for the event. Clarksville has three residents in the program, including John and Beverly Sundet who will play in the band, and singer Jackie Schoneman. Also, Allison’s Susan Ackerman will sing as well. Ten northeast Iowa communities are involved in the popular musical variety show this year at Everson Auditorium in the Shell Rock Boyd Building.

Shows are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. April 2-5 and 10-12. Matinee performances are offered at 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The fast-paced program includes a mixed chorus, stage band, soloists, ensembles and comedy acts. It features hit tunes from Motown to Broadway and blues to country. Call 319-885-6510 for more information. Butler performers include: ALLISON: Susan Ackerman, chorus APLINGTON: Randall L. Winkey, show director; Tyler Winkey, band

ACS urges increased cancer screening Colorectal cancer will kill an estimated 50,310 people in the U.S. in 2014, including 570 in Iowa, according to the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer is one of only a handful of cancers for which screening is proven to save lives, both by finding and removing polyps before they turn cancerous and by finding cancers early, when treatment is most likely to be successful. During March, National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, ACS is highlighting the need for screening for men

and women at average risk beginning at the age of 50. “Colon cancer screening accomplishes two things – it prevents colon cancers from developing by removing polyps and it detects cancers early when it is highly curable,” says Rich Wender, M.D., chief cancer control officer for ACS. For more information, visit www.cancer.org or call 800-227-2345. For more information to get involved locally, visit relayforlife.org/butlercountyia.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs recently filed petitions at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office to appear on the ballot in the June 3 primary, after exceeding requirements. “Since announcing my candidacy in November 2013, I have been humbled by the support that my family and I have received from Iowans across the state. Today marks another important step in my campaign. I look forward to speaking with and hearing from Iowans about solutions to the top issues facing our country, including what it will take to get the economy going in the right

direction again and reining in our debt and deficits,” Jacobs said.. Jacobs easily exceeded the Iowa Secretary of State’s ballot requirements, collecting signatures from all 99 counties, and a total of 4,715. Jacobs focuses on creating jobs and opportunities for all Iowans. His five priorities for aiding job growth include: emphasizing community colleges and vocational schools to close the skills gap, expanding domestic energy production, tackling job killing regulations, implementing a competitive tax policy and reforming healthcare.

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The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public to be aware of phone calls from debt collectors. Using 800 numbers, such as 855-732-9198, the collector may get some personal information and claim that the person owes money from a debt. If you think the caller is a fraud, ask for the name, company, street address and telephone number. Then refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written validation notice.

The notice should include the debt amount, name of creditor the person owes money to and rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Do not give the caller any sensitive information, as they can use that to commit identity theft. Contact the creditor if the debt seems to be legitimate. Finally, report the call to the FTC and the Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller at 515-281-5164.

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or amanda.ragan@legis.iowa.gov. In addition to her legislative service, Ragan is the executive director of The Community Kitchen of North Iowa and Mason City Meals on Wheels. She is also a contributing member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mason City Sunrise Rotary, Francis Lauer Youth Services Board of Directors, North Iowa Band Festival Committee and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. She is a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College and Buena Vista University. Ragan has two children and four grandchildren. She and her husband, Jim, live in Mason City.

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been receiving is that Iowans want access to voting with safeguards to protect against potential voter fraud. Those two priorities are not mutually exclusive and will take real leadership to ensure both,” Pate said.   Pate and his wife, Jane, of 35 years are the parents of three children and five grandchildren.

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committees and agriculture and natural resources budget committees. “Instead of partisan bickering, at the statehouse we’ve been able to come together and accomplish great things on behalf of Iowans. We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and have put forward responsible budgets that spend less than the state takes in,” Grassley said.  “I look forward to continuing this important work.”   Pat and his wife, Amanda, have been married nine years and have two young children. They are expecting a third child this summer.

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Former Iowa Secretary of State and mayor of Cedar Rapids, Paul Pate submitted over 2,000 signatures in 60 days to the secretary of state’s office.  A nationally recognized small business leader, Pate is the President The Bereavement Department of June 9, (excluding Memorial Day), of Pate Asphalt Systems in Marion. Hospice of North Iowa is offering two 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Hospice of   “As I travel across the state, upcoming grief support group oppor- North Iowa Conference Room, 232 the consistent message that I’ve tunities. Understanding Grief & Loss 2nd St. SE, Mason City; is an adult support group that will give 7 Tuesday evenings: April 22 thru you the opportunity to learn how grief June 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cam impacts your life and ways to cope Spray Industry’s Conference Room, with grief after the death of a loved 520 Brooks Rd., Iowa Falls. one. It also provides a chance to meet There is no charge to participate. others in similar circumstances. Space is limited. Groups fill up quickSen. Amanda Ragan will seek re Below are two upcoming grief sup- ly! election to the Iowa State Senate in port groups: Please call 641-428-6208 or 1-800- District 27. The district includes Cerro Gordo, 7 Monday evenings: April 21 thru 297-4719 to register. except the eastern towns of Dougherty, Plymouth, Portland and Rock Falls; Franklin County; and portions of Butler County, including the towns of Allison, Aredale, Bristow, Dumont, Tree Town Music Festival has added one of country music star Scotty Mc- Clarksville and Greene. “I’m running for re-election Creery, to the list of hit makers. because I’m passionate about The festival will take place in Forest City on Memorial Day Weekend, May community service,” said Ragan. 24-25. “Working for the people of north Also performing: Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Iowa is a wonderful privilege. We’ve Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah accomplished a great deal together, Darling and The Last Ride. but there’s more to be done. Contact Ragan at (641) 424-0874 Visit treetownfestival.com for more information.

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Rep. Pat Grassley will be seeking a fifth term in the Iowa House.  Grassley represents District 50, made up of Grundy, southern Butler and northern Hardin counties. He graduated from Dike-New Hartford and Hawkeye Community College. Currently, he farms with his father and grandfather.  He is an active member in his local community, working with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Oak Hill Cemetery Foundation Board.  In the House, Grassley serves as the chairman of the agriculture committee., as well as commerce, state government and ways and means

Rep. Bruce Braley introduced the Taylor Morris Act in an effort to ensure that veterans who suffer multiple severe injuries while serving the United States are treated fairly upon return home. Current compensation for injuries sustained in combat is capped at $100,000, meaning that a service member with two amputated limbs receives the same payment as a service member who has lost all four limbs – despite the much greater financial hardship and longer recovery.

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The Taylor Morris Act, named for heroic Cedar Falls native and quadruple amputee, would remove that cap so payments are more appropriate to the injuries sustained. Braley is introducing the legislation with Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17). Morris is a native of Cedar Falls and served as a Navy EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) tech in Afghanistan. In May 2012, while clearing a path for his Army Special Forces team, he was badly injured by an IED blast.

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By Pat Racette

Reminiscing Remember life without children? Recently, I thought about life before chasing around my soonto-be 3-year-old son, Colton. Man, were they different. I’d sleep till whenever I wanted on the weekend. Weekends were a time of relaxation, sleep and recovery. Getting out of bed was a choice, and never a race to stop C from climbing into trouble. Mornings were a slow-paced walk to the cupboard, and a glance over my shoulder for breakfast options. Mosey was a good word for Sundays. Moseying to the store for a few groceries, and moseying to Perkins for a Mammoth Muffin, eggs, pancakes and bacon. Moseying home to relax, before moseying somewhere else for something else. Nowadays, going out to a restaurant is an unsatisfying desire of mine. I have memories of the old times of sitting, smelling and sipping water. Ordering an appetizer, a meal and even a dessert when I was so full. Now I’m just trying to have a moment’s peace. Eat some food and enjoy it. But that doesn’t happen. “I’m hungry Daddy, when is the food coming?” Peanut would say. “It will be here soon.” “Colton, don’t eat the napkin.” “Colton, don’t lick the silverware.” “Colton, don’t suck the ice and spit it out.” Reminiscing back to when C was almost 1-year-old during his first Christmas in 2011, he couldn’t unwrap his presents. He sat on the floor like a cherub, as my wife and I opened them up for him. His

little paws were just starting to feel around. I watched that short video of his first Christmas recently, and man, it feels like a decade ago. He hadn’t even had a haircut at that time, but he still got mad if you tried to help him play with a new toy. Those were rugged days of running around, but at least we would get to conk out for two naps and early bedtime. Fast forward to Christmas 2012, he’s shredding through the presents in the video, and crying because he didn’t have more to rip through. “Wah, wah, wah,” he cried. “That’s all the presents you have buddy,” I said. “You’ve opened up an army full of them. Look at all of them. Now we have all these new toys to play with.” “Wah, wah, wah,” he’d cried on. “I want to open peasents Daddy.” Looking back at the video, though, it’s no wonder I love him so much. It’s no wonder I try to be with

him whenever possible. He just has that light to him that attracts me to him like a fly. During the day, I can’t wait to pick him up, and during the week, I can’t wait to see him on the weekend. My Peanut can by crabby, ornery and short-tempered at times, but at the end of the day, it’s all worth it. I put him to bed after tickling him or getting him going a bit. Then we have or little routine. “Alright buddy, it’s time to go to bed,” I say. “I’m not tired, Daddy,” he says. “Really?” I give him a suspicious look. He laughs. “You’re my best buddy,” I say. “I love you lots and good night.” “No, you’re my best buddy, I love you Daddy.” “OK, night sweetie.” Then I rock him to bed in my arms as he closes those big eyes and rests for a while.

“Thank a Farmer!”

Next week, March 23-29 is considered by many as National Agriculture Week with March 25 designated National Ag Day. The theme for Ag Day this year is 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed. I spent part of this week at our Extension Annual Conference in Ames and the word of the week was “culture”. Our culture in Iowa is changing; the number of farms is decreasing, the average age of farmers is increasing and the way we communicate with those farmers must change. One thing that hasn’t changed is the need to recognize the importance agriculture plays in the economic status of the state of Iowa. We all need to “thank a farmer” more. Thank a Farmer if: You enjoyed sleeping on cotton sheets last night. A farmer planted and harvested the cotton used in making those sheets. You sat down to eggs and bacon for breakfast. A farmer raised those hens from chicks to produce eggs and those hogs from birth to market ready for bacon. You enjoyed oatmeal cookies for your after school snack. A farmer seeded the oats and harvested the grain used to make that oatmeal.

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You drank a tall glass of ice cold milk for lunch. A farmer is up at the crack of dawn (or before) daily to milk the cows and supply that milk you drink. Your lunch included a stop for burgers and fries. A farmer raised that beef animal from a small calf and grew the potatoes used in making those fries. Your car uses an ethanol blend fuel. A farmer planted and harvested the corn needed to make the ethanol blend fuel your car uses. You attended a birthday for a 9 year old grandson and had cake. A farmer seeded the wheat, harvested the grain and raised the chickens needed to produce the eggs for that cake. You had a cup of coffee for breakfast, break and lunch. A farmer grew and harvested the coffee beans needed for that cup of coffee. You had jeans to wear to work and school today. A farmer planted and harvested the

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cotton to make those jeans. You were lucky enough to be raised on a farm and learned the value of work and the knowledge that life on a farm is 24/7/365. It’s hard to overestimate the importance of agriculture to life today. Although the number of farms and farmers is declining here in Iowa, the job they are required to do keeps growing. Just about EVERYTHING we eat, wear and use comes from American agriculture. No matter whether you live in a small town, metropolitan center or on an acreage, you all depend on agriculture each and every day! So, if you can read this column (thank a teacher) and then go out, find a farmer and tell him/her “THANKS”!

The Legislature is narrowing its focus to bills with the greatest bipartisan support in what is known as the “second funnel.” Funnels are self-imposed deadlines to keep the legislative process moving. With the second funnel, a bill must be approved by the House or Senate and by a committee in the other chamber to remain eligible for consideration throughout the rest of the session. One piece of legislation that will go forward helps working families afford child care. Iowa is third in the nation for the number of households with children under the age of six in which both parents work; this means Iowa families need good childcare, which comes at a high price. As we look at ways to strengthen Iowa’s middle class, it makes sense that families be able to afford childcare that allows them to work and advance in their careers. We are fortunate to live in a state with a relatively strong economy and low cost of living. Still, one in four Iowa families does not earn enough cover their basic needs. Iowa’s working families can benefit from our state’s child and dependent care tax credit. To be eligible, all parents in a household must work and incur eligible childcare expens-

es. Iowa’s state credit builds on the federal tax credit, offering an additional boost to working families. The federal credit allows working families to deduct 20 to 35 percent of their eligible expenses from their taxes, with a maximum credit of $3,000 for one child and $6,000 for two or more children. Unfortunately, the benefit from Iowa’s state tax credit has eroded over time. SF 2337 will improve our state’s child and dependent care tax credit by allowing Iowans to claim a state credit of up to 93.75 percent of the federal credit, increasing income eligibility from $45,000 to $67,410 and indexing for inflation. The bill extends eligibility to an additional 40,000 households, helping more families afford the childcare they need to work and succeed. Upcoming Public Forums • Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m.: Listening Post at Mason City Public Library, 225 Second Street SE in Mason City

• Friday, March 21, 10 a.m.: Legislative Forum at Clear Lake Bank & Trust, 322 Main Avenue in Clear Lake 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. senate.iowa.gov/senator/ragan. 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.ragan@legis.iowa.gov. 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.

Spring Feaver doesn’t hinder business as usual at the capitol Spring is definitely in the air! The warming temperatures did not distract us from completing another productive week at the Capitol. We wrapped up the second legislative funnel, a deadline which requires policy bills to have cleared either the House or Senate and a committee of the other chamber in order to remain eligible for further consideration. Appropriations, Ways & Means, and Government Oversight bills are exempt from the funnel rules. While much of this week was devoted to committee work, we were able to debate some legislation on the House floor. On Monday, the House passed HF 2439, a bill to preserve and strengthen local control in our schools, while ensuring rigorous outcomes are achieved. In Iowa, we have a strong tradition of empowering local school districts to determine our children’s educational needs, including the curriculum used in our classrooms. A few years ago, legislation commonly referred to as the Iowa Core, was passed that sets standards for what Iowa K-12 students should know at each grade level in areas such as literacy, math, science, and social studies. Over the past year, we have been working hard to listen to concerns that the federal government could overstep their authority and begin to interfere in the type of instructional delivery and the curriculum used in our classrooms. These decisions should be left to our local school districts. HF 2439 strengthens the process for setting

Under the Golden Dome Too By State Representative Linda Upmeyer House District 54 linda.upmeyer@legis.state.ia.us (515) 281-4618

and reviewing Iowa’s standards and makes it clear all curriculum and instructional material choices remain the responsibility of our local school districts. On a different subject, I have received some questions regarding some confusing information that was sent into my district questioning my support of our 2nd Amendment rights, particularly in regards to HF 2284, a bill that was not passed out of the House Judiciary Committee in time to remain eligible for consideration this year. I wanted to take this opportunity to provide accurate information about my unwavering support for preserving and enhancing our 2nd Amendment rights. Each year, we work closely with Iowans and organizations that are genuinely interested in advancing gun rights, such as the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA), to discuss legislation that we can gain consensus on that will further preserve our 2nd Amendment rights. Since coming into the majority in the House, we have passed several pieces of legislation that would strengthen our 2nd Amendment rights, but unfortunately the Senate has considered none of them. Until

there is a change in the Senate, it is unlikely we will be able to truly accomplish anything to strengthen our 2nd Amendment rights. Earlier this week, I filed papers to run for re-election to continue to represent the people of House District 54. It has been an honor to serve in the Iowa House since I was first elected in 2002. We have accomplished a lot since gaining the majority in 2010, and I am hopeful to continue to serve you by fighting for policies that promote job creation, provide real and significant tax relief and reform, and maintain responsible budgeting practices. For the past four years, since coming into the majority, we’ve spent less than the state has taken in. This is in stark contrast to the four previous budgets passed under different leadership that all spent more than we take in. It’s been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of House District 54 and I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving you. As always, I would love to hear from you. If you would like to draw my attention to an issue you care about, please do not hesitate to contact me at linda.upmeyer@legis. iowa.gov or 515-281-4618.

All Open Enrollment for Individual Health Insurance Ends March 31 With the arrival of March, Iowans no longer can procrastinate when it comes to health insurance. When the annual open enrollment period ends on March 31, most people will be unable to purchase individual health coverage from any source until the next open enrollment period, set to begin Nov. 15, 2014. “It has been widely publicized that the open enrollment period for the new Health Insurance Marketplace at www.healthcare.gov ends on March 31, but most people are unaware that the term open enrollment period applies not only to the official Health Insurance Marketplace, but also to all individual health insurance policies,” reports Brenda Schmitt, family finance specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “That means that outside of the designated open

enrollment period, most people who want to purchase health insurance on the individual market will be unable to purchase health insurance anywhere.” The 2014 open enrollment period was set for a full six months to provide time for people to learn about the new health insurance system. In the future, however, the annual open enrollment period will be shorter, about two months starting in autumn each year, Schmitt said. People who experience major life events, including events that cause them to lose their health insurance, will be eligible for a “special enrollment period,” which lasts 30-60 days. Examples of eligible life events include loss of insurance due to job loss or divorce, marriage, and birth or adoption of a child. As a result, people who have access to group insurance

have no need to fear being left without options if they unexpectedly lose their group coverage. To learn more, go to www.healthcare.gov and search “special enrollment period.” Group plans will continue to be open to new group members; for example, newly-hired employees will be able to enroll in the employer’s health insurance plan regardless of what time of the year they are hired or during their employer’s annual open enrollment. But those who purchase insurance in the individual market must do so this month or be prepared to wait until the fall 2014 open enrollment period for 2015. Bartholomae urges anyone who is currently without health insurance to take action this month to enroll. Iowans who are concerned about cost may be eligible for financial assistance

in paying their premiums, she said, and free insurance is available through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan to those meeting income guidelines ($15,282 for a single individual or $31,322 for a family of four). Hawk-I (for children) and Medicaid also continue to be available, Bartholomae noted. Free assistance with health insurance enrollment is available. Find help at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov or at www.getcoveredamerica.org. ISU Extension and Outreach offers informational workshops about the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act. To learn more, go to http://www. extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/ health-insurance or contact any ISU Extension and Outreach county office to find local workshops.

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4K TV sets stage for beauty, variety You may not recall the first time you saw an HD TV, but Waterworld was the movie everyone had on at Consumer Electronics Show. The movie highlighted the imagery, illustrating the difference between HD and old-fashioned SD TVs. At this year’s National Association of Broadcasters, no one will say anything but 4K. This year, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity took box office, award honors– because of its utterly perfect presentation of 4K content. Images were sharp, clear and crisp. I see 4K UHD taking off more quickly than many analysts predict. However, the naysayers point out: • The infrastructure hasn’t been built out yet • There aren’t huge libraries of 4K content available • The gatekeepers (cable folks) don’t have the pipes to handle the higher bandwidth content Yesterday’s Masterpieces While producing new 4K content is an expensive, time-consuming process; studios, content owners and production firms like 4K Studios are finding old movies and TV shows in exciting 4K to meet the entertainment thirst. A cleaner, crisper approach is for

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The tuition freeze should stand for another year, increasing general aid to the schools by $19 million. Based on October 2013 enrollment report, FY 2015 general aid spending per in-state student would be as follows: University of Iowa $13,651, Iowa State University $9,116 and University of Northern Iowa $7,983. In 2012, the Board of Regents asked Legislature for a three-year commitment of additional money for UNI to address school’s high percentage of in-state students of $4 million per year. The Legislature provided it in 2013, and will add an additional $10 million the following two years. The one-time funding response will allow the Board to address the inequities in its current funding formula in future years. The issue of higher education funding will remain at the forefront, as the Board of Regents proceeds with two major studies.  In June, a work group on how state general aid appropriations are distributed between schools will complete its work and present its recommendation.  The current formula has not been changed in at least 60 years, and has created inequities in how taxpayer dollars are appropriated amongst the three schools.  At the end of FY 2013, the three schools had current asset holdings at the following levels.  These totals do not include the institutions’ foundations or longer term investments. University of Iowa – Cash and

cash equivalents - $611.8 million; investments - $1.2 billion Iowa State University – Cash and cash equivalents - $134.5 million; investments - $113.6 million University of Northern Iowa – Cash and cash equivalents - $27.1 million; investments - $52.7 million The inequities for UNI are troubling. If the Board of Regents is not able to address this, I believe legislature must do so. Fireworks A bill to legalize fireworks may be coming through Ways and Means, a committee on which I sit. I would appreciate your input as the debate on legalizing the sale and use of fireworks in Iowa continues. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Keep in Touch In addition to my Listening Posts, I have produced this newsletter called The Grassley Bulletin to keep you informed of the issues going on at the Capitol.  The Bulletin is distributed to local newspapers and interested constituents. I encourage you to contact me at any time throughout the year with any issues or concerns. Whether I am down in Des Moines or on the farm in New Hartford, remember that I work for you.  Without your input, I cannot properly represent your views. I look forward to hearing from you this legislative session, and I am excited to continue my work for the people of House District 50.

Legislature shows commitment to education

  As we have worked since 2011 to restore fiscal order to the state’s budget, one area that has received sustained support is education.  The release of budget targets last week reaffirmed the Legislature’s commitment to the state’s education system and Iowans served by it. State funding to local schools will reach an all-time high for the 20142015 school year. In fiscal year 2015, the state share of per pupil education costs will rise to over 68 percent. This is the highest ratio in 30 years of the school funding formula.  Schools will receive $155 million to fulfill the state’s commitment to increase supplemental state aid to schools by 4 percent. In addition, FY 2015 will see major investment into the education reform package, with $50 million of new money provided. Community colleges have seen a significant investment as well during the past few sessions. Between FY 2011 and 2014, state general aid funding has increased by $35 million to $194 million.  This represents a 22 percent increase in general aid funding since 2011. For FY 2015, it is expected that the general aid appropriation will increase by another 4 percent. The Legislature has also made investments in community college infrastructure.  During last session, the creation of the Skilled Workforce and Job Creation Initiative provided substantial increases for worker training programs at Iowa’s community colleges. For FY 2015, the House Republicans and Senate Democrats have agreed to make support for community college students. General aid appropriation should increase by 4 percent next year.

Perry worked his way through dental school as a Shakespearean actor, and didn’t make it out of there unfazed. “Aha, brothers of mine on this field of battle today, I glimpse with fearful eye the seat of our alarm. It’s a tooth, by Cuspid!” Perry dove into the fray with drill and pick. Snicker-snick! GRRRR and fill. Rinse and spit. “And so, Leander, take these, the pills that weave up the raveled sleeve of pain. Do so in remembrance of this day, this meeting, this sceptered isle of dental chair. Those who weren’t here with us this day will forever cast envious eyes upon us, for they will say this was our finest hour, the culmination of drill and yawn … the grinding and filling of fang for fun and profit. Arise, sweet prince, and fulfill your destiny!” It’s almost worth getting a toothache. ------ Brought to you by Home Country (the book). See it at www.nmsantos.T:3.75” com.

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Iowa Department of Public Health. The state of Iowa would license nonprofit dispensaries and a production facility. The licensing fees would cover the costs. Iowans are ready to move forward. The roadblocks are fear and lack of information on the part of the Legislature and Gov. Terry Branstad. However, the recent efforts by patients and families has been extraordinarily effective. The Legislature could approve medical cannabis as early as 2015 in the first legislative session after this fall’s election. It’s great that the ice is cracking in the Iowa House and Senate, but Branstad is still in the deep freeze. He was first elected to state office in 1973. After years of using the “war on drugs” to score partisan politics, is Branstad even capable of acknowledging the facts on this issue? For the sake of Iowans seeking relief from serious medical conditions, I hope so. Branstad is running for another four-year term, and he’s hinted he might run for another four years after that. How much longer are Iowa voters like you and I going to make our friends and neighbors wait for the medicine they need? Joe Bolkcom State Senator Iowa City

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Dear Editor, Thousands of Iowans are needlessly suffering because Iowa laws keep them from using medicine available in many other states I’ve met many of them. They are all ages, from all walks of life, and have all sorts of political and religious beliefs. They – or their children – suffer daily from epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, HIV, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and other serious conditions. Medical cannabis could ease their suffering. Iowa doctors can’t prescribe this medicine and it is illegal to Iowans to possess medical cannabis. As a substitute, Iowans instead turn to some of the most powerful and addictive narcotic drugs known to medicine. Those drugs are legal, but they often have extremely negative side effects, and often don’t work as well as medical cannabis. It is cruel to deny someone the medicine they need. I have heard many stories from Iowans that have left the state or are planning to leave to get the medicine they need. I have talked with two Iraq War veterans, one has left and another is leaving Iowa soon so he can also legally access the medicine that best manages his PTSD. Another Iowa family has split up so their daughter’s epilepsy can be treated

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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 23: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, March 26: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation Instruction; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 6:00 p.m. Lenten Worship Service at Trinity Reformed Tuesday, March 25: 9:00 a.m. Sew-Sew Sisters; 7 & 8 Confirmation Food Packing at Grundy Center Am. Lutheran Church Wednesday, March 26: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser at Waverly Pizza Ranch Thurs., March 27: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Saturday, March 29: 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 23: 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 Wednesday, March 26: 6:30 p.m. GEMS/Cadets; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, March 23: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, March 26: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, March 23: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, March 23: 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 23: 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 23: 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 23: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship; 1:30 p.m. Services @ Clarksville Skilled Care. Monday, March 24: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Wednesday, March 26: 9:00 a.m. ECHO Folding; 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service. Friday, March 28: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Pizza 7th grade & up; 7:00-10:00 p.m. Bowling @ Waverly Bowling Alley. Community United Methodist Church 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, March 23: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Wednesday, March 26: 7:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Friday, March 21: 7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Confirmation works at the Salvation Army. Saturday, March 22: Deliver Meals. Sunday, March 23: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 11:30 a.m. Kid’s Alive. Tuesday, March 25: 11:00 a.m. Clarksville Ministers meet. Wednesday, March 26: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 4:30 p.m. Conf.; 6:30 p.m. Lenten Supper & Worship; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. 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 22: 5:00 p.m. Worship. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, March 23: 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 26: 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 pcgreen@omnitelcom.com Sunday, March 23: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, March 23: 10:00 a.m. Mass.

St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion by Intinction; Sunday School Staff Appreciation; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Sunday School, Luther League; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Wednesday, March 26: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 5:00 p.m. Soup Supper at St. Peter; 7:00 p.m. Lenten Worship at St. Peter Saturday, March 29: 6:00 p.m. Worship NASHUASt. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill 10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant HillNashua Rev. Jessica Margrave Shirm (641) 435-4998 Sunday, March 23: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Wednesday, March 26: 11:30 a.m. Serve Lenten Luncheon @ Lutheran Church, Nashua; 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, March 23: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, March 26: 7:00 p.m. BYF 7th-12th grade. 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 23: 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 23: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Wednesday, March 26: 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 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, March 23: 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 22: 5:00 p.m. Worship; 6:00 p.m. Bible Class.

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Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, March 23: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, March 26: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, March 23: 8:45 a.m. New Member Class, Sunday School, Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, Coffee & Fellowship Tuesday, March 25: Confirmation Class at Grundy Center “Kids Against Hunger” Wednesday, March 26: Confirmation Class attends Concert at Grundy Center; 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Lenten Supper; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lenten Worship Service Saturday, March 29: 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 21: 7:00 a.m. Mass; 5:30-7:00 p.m. Fish Fry; 6:00 p.m. Adoration & Evening Prayer; 7:00 p.m. Movie Night “Lilies of the Field.” Saturday, March 22: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, March 23: 8:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 4:00 p.m. Communal Reconciliation; 5:00-7:30 p.m. Parish Retreat. Monday, March 24: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parish Retreat. Tuesday, March 25: 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 23: 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 23: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, March 26: 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 23: 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

500 CARD PARTY There will be a 500 Card Party on Friday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clarksville Public Library. The public is invited to attend. ________ CLARKSVILLE AMVETS AND AUXILIARY The Clarksville AMVETS and Auxiliary will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall. ________ ALLISON GARDEN CLUB Allison Garden Club’s first meeting for 2014 will be at 7:00 p.m. March 31, at the Library community room. We will be making wind chimes out of colored bottles. Nancy Davies will demonstrate and we should have enough bottles for everyone. We will put them together with some string or cord and other decorations. Nancy’s phone number is 563-422-8255 for information on what we need to bring to this first meeting. We will also be planning future programs at this meeting. New members would be welcome. We promote beauty in the community by caring for the planters on Main street and Wilder Park. We support the community by serving pies for the Queen Contest and Allison Days Celebration, using the profits to benefit special projects. Dues are $5.00 for the year. Monthly meetings are planned that include visits to other gardens and shops for inspiration. ________ AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BUTLER COUNTY BOARD MEETING Butler County Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society met Tuesday, March 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Extension Office, Allison. President Darlys Mennenga welcome the seven members. Roll call was answered by “How Was Your Winter?” Minutes were read and approved. Treasurer report to date $10,419.19 has been received for Butler County Relay For Life. Helen Debner has $1,175.15 received for sponsorship. Relay For Life meeting on February 11, 2014 minutes were handed out. Discussed Radon - plan to have a booth at Relay For Life in July which Darlys is working on. Sarah Foster briefly gave more information and passed out information. Golf Passes: Sarah reports golfers will be able to purchase them by contacting PGA or Darlys. Forms are available. This is a state wide project. More literature was given to us on “Indoor Tanning Beds” the Risk of Skin Cancer. Sarah gave us posters to display in various places in each town for “Volunteers Needed” to drive patients to and from the Cancer Treatment Centers. Next meeting will be June 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Doc’s Tap in Clarksville. Harriet Forry, Secretary ________ FRIENDSHIP CLUB Friendship Club met March 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Dave’s in Charles City. Seven ladies enjoyed lunch and visiting. There was no meeting as it was quite crowded and a bit to noisy for a meeting. Our next meeting will be April 8 with Sherry Litterer as hostess. Attending were Margaret Harris, Martha Whiteside, Barbara Wygle, LaDonna Wamsley, Margaret Scheidecker, Jeanie Scheidecker and Sherry Litterer. ________ CLARKSVILLE REBEKAH LODGE #533 The Clarksville Rebekahs met at the Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. on March 10 with Noble Grand Shirlene Gruelke presiding. Roll call was taken with nine members present. The charter was draped in loving memory for Sister Marlys Detra who passed away February 17, 2014. She was a member of the Clarksville Rebekah Lodge #533 for 28 years holding the office of Financial Secretary and playing the piano for us. The drape was also draped for Past President of Assembly of Iowa Julie McClellan who passed away January 14, 2014. She served as president 1995-1996. The meeting was opened for business. The minutes from previous meeting were read, approved and carried. There were no bills. Communications: The Assembly President Judy Bender’s article was read and directive to drape our charter for Past President Julie McClellan who served in 1995-1996. A thank you note was received from Sister Glendora Nicholson for her Christmas ornament. A letter was received from the Assembly President saying she was unable to come the 3rd of May, but the 10th would work, so we made plans for the School of Instruction. New Business: Sister Virginia Busse will give a report on Schuyter Colfax, the founder of Rebekah Degree, at the March 24 meeting. Committee Report: Sister Dawn Coates will serve at the March 24 meeting. With no further business, lodge was closed in regular form. Betty Schurman Secretary

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The Way It Was

by Dave Clark

Clarksville’s Carter Kelm rises above the CAL defense to score during this Iowa Star North Conference basketball game at Clarksville. Kelm was selected second team all-conference, announced recently. (File photo)

Kelm to Iowa Star North second team CLARKSVILLE – Despite going without a win this season, the Iowa Star North recognized Clarksville’s Carter Kelm in the all-conference boys basketball teams, announced recently. The junior post player averaged 12.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds a contest in leading the Indians throughout the season, both among the top-10 in the conference. He was the only player from coach Ethan Lensch’s squad to

NORTHY from page 1 that]” he said. Unverferth’s Butler County facility manufactures large grain carts and wagons, as well as tillage products. Brands include: Unverferth, Brent, Top Air, Killbros and Parker. “From tarps to wheel castings, I think it’s very easy to assume it’s done in other places, but it’s done here,” Northey said. All of the engineering on it [implements], understanding of it, wanting of it, and expense of it, [is all done here]. Northey traveled from his office in Des Moines for the day to visit businesses in Bremer and Butler counties. He began at GMT Corporation in Waverly, before spending the afternoon in Butler County. Butler County Development Corporation Executive Director Jeff Kolb hosted the tour. The visit concluded at Zinpro Corporation’s new facility, which is being constructed at the logistics park. He finished up the day in Osage, speaking at a Mitchell County corn/soybean banquet in the evening. Unverferth Manufacturing is based out of Kalida, Ohio, serving farm operations since 1948. They began by making and marketing dual and triple wheel systems and components. Today they lead the way in tillage equipment, pull-type sprayers, hay and grain handling equipment, and agricultural dual and specialty wheels. They currently employ 460 individuals in Butler County, and ship products across the nation and worldwide. TOP: Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey [left] chats with Unverferth operations manager Mike Van Mill before going into an expansion warehouse of the plant. (Pat Racette Photo) BOTTOM LEFT: State Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey [right] and Unverferth operations manager Mike Van Miller [left] check out a gravity box auger Monday at the plant in Shell Rock. In back, Butler County Development Corporation director Jeff Kolb and Butler County REC economic development director and key account executive look on. (Pat Racette Photo) BOTTOM RIGHT: On a tour of Unverferth Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey [right] had a chance to see a 132-foot sprayer [part of arm shown]. (Pat Racette Photo)

be recognized in the top two allconference squads and honorable mention team. Two of the three unanimous first team selections came from state final team Dunkerton in Kory Kuenstling along with Trevor Jacobsen while Tripoli’s Austin Newbrough garnered the other nod. 2013-14 Iowa Star North Conference Boys Basketball First Team Kory Kuenstling, Sr., Dunkerton*;

Trevor Jacobsen, Sr., Dunkerton*; Austin Newbrough, Sr., Tripoli*; Hunter Meyer, Sr., Janesville; Logan Seiser, Sr., NE Hamilton. Second Team Jordan Kubitz, Sr., Dunkerton; Jack Thode, Sr., Janesville; Danny Amlie, Sr., Janesville; Nick Shinstine, Jr., Tripoli; Carter Kelm, Jr., Clarksville; Nick Anderson, Sr., Dunkerton. Honorable Mention Caleb Striegel, So., CAL; Zach Fisher, Sr., Dunkerton; Joe Friedrich, Jr., Janesville; Nick Jeffers, Jr., NE Hamilton; Carew Vogt, So., Tripoli.

MARCH 20, 2014 Due to a slight malfunction of my shoulder, which made typing uncomfortable, I decided to just put more of these “old and not so old memories” in the column this week. We still have pot-holders in our home that were made on one of those little looms shown here. I won’t mention the maker’s name but we had dozens of them at one time. The old library card was a common way of keeping track of who had checked out books but that method today has been replaced by the computer. Not much privacy back then with those cards, you could see who everyone was that had checked out a book. Who doesn’t remember those letters running around the class room, usually above the black boards, when we were in the lower elementary grades? To jog your memory a little the back ground was green with off-white letters that showed you how to print or write a letter in script, I think there was a name for this system, but it escapes me now. The funny box on the wall, with all the push buttons, was a remote for operating a juke-box from a booth etc. You put a nickel in a slot, picked the song you wanted, pushed a button and everyone in the room had to listen to your favorite music, whether you wanted or not, at least that’s how it seemed to me. I have written about these several times in the past. ePage’s mucilage was common household glue, you squeezed the rubber top which opened a slot and allowed glue to flow out. It worked but became messy in use and to me always smelled bad!

Of course everyone recognizes the dial telephone, but when did you last use one or even see one? I remember very well when dial phones were first installed in Clarksville and what a wonderful invention they were, you no longer had to go through a central switchboard. At least remembering dial phones doesn’t make one all that old! As for the “Black Smith Brothers cough drops;” I don’t remember every using a “black one” but the box is

certainly familiar. I hope to get back to normal, whatever that is, next week. As this is the first day of spring, or close to it, depending when you get the paper, isn’t it nice to be done with the terrible winter? Now we can start complaining about the unpleasant spring weather. As early as the robins showed up it looks like they have given up on it getting better soon!!


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Courthouse News The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Rustin T. Davenport in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 24, 2014: Anastasia D. Avery, 24, of Ackley, IA, pled guilty to Count 1: Enticing a Minor and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 5 years with all of said sentence suspended and credit given for all time previously served. Ms. Avery was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $750.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Probation was ordered for a period of 5 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Count 2: Indecent Contact with a Minor. Ms. Avery was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 2 years with all of said sentence suspended and credit given for all time previously served with said sentence consecutive with Count 1. Ms. Avery was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Probation was ordered for a period of 2 years to the Department of Correctional Services. The no contact order shall remain in place for 5 years. Ms. Avery was sentenced to a special sentence discharge from probation and was committed to the custody of the director of the Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years, with eligibility for parole as provided in Chapter 906 and the defendant shall begin this sentence under supervision as if on parole and shall register with the Sex Offender Registry for a period equal to the term of the special sentence. Ms. Avery was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring tracking device and shall not have any contact with minors unless pre-approved by her supervising officers and shall cooperate with any sex offender treatment program as recommended and was ordered to

pay a civil penalty in the amount of $250.00. Charges initially filed in June 2012 by Shane Oldenburger, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Lana Luhring represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 26, 2014: Mindy M. Allen, 31, of New Hartford, IA, pled guilty to OWI 1st Offense and was sentenced to 90 days in the Butler County Jail with all but 2 days suspended and was fined $1250.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges. Ms. Allen was ordered to 1 year of probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages, shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments and shall complete Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in June 2013 by Christopher Forsyth, a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol. Beth Biwer represented the Defendant. Mindy M. Allen, 31, of New Hartford, IA, pled guilty to Driving While Revoked and was sentenced to 2 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served with said sentence consecutive of the Defendants OWI offense. Ms. Allen was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1000.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges with said fine and surcharge suspended. Charges initially filed in October 2013 by Lane Bass, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Beth Biwer represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA February 26, 2014: David W. Ciavarelli Jr., 32, of Eau

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Claire, WI, pled guilty to OWI 2nd Offense and was sentenced to 7 days in the Butler County Jail. Mr. Ciavarelli was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1850.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges and shall complete Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in January 2014 by Daniel Cummings, Chief of Police with the Clarksville Police Department. The Defendant appeared without counsel. Clay D. Moser, 53, of Clarksville, IA, pled guilty to OWI 2nd Offense and was sentenced to prison for an indeterminate term not to exceed 2 years with all but 14 days of said sentence suspended to be served in the Butler County Jail within 120 days with credit given for all time previously served and was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1850.00 plus a 35% surcharge and court costs including all other applicable surcharges. Mr. Moser was ordered to 2 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services, shall abstain from consumption of alcoholic beverages, shall not enter bars, taverns or other similar establishments and shall complete Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in October 2013 by Daniel Cummings, Chief of Police with the Clarksville Police Department. Beth Biwer represented the Defendant. Nicholas S. Richter, 27, of Waterloo, IA, received a deferred judgment for Fraudulent Practice 2nd Degree and was placed on self probation for a period of 1 year. Mr. Richter was ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $3679.47, to pay a $125.00 Law Enforcement surcharge and $330.20 court costs including all applicable surcharges. Charges initially filed in August 2013 by Daniel C. Hoffa, Jr., an Investigator with the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals. Nina Forcier represented the Defendant.

Notice CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Meeting March 13, 2014 A special meeting was called to order by Board Pres. Chris Backer at 3:30 p.m. in the community room. Board members present were Chris Backer; others present were Supt. Eric Wood, Board Sec. Shellee Bartlett, Matt Finley and several staff members. Board members absent: Corey Jacobs, Tim Backer, Shelley Maiers, and Justin Clark. Mr. Finley, CEA Representative, presented the initial proposal from the Clarksville Education Association to the Board of Education for the 2014-15 Master Contract. The meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m. ST-12-1

Probate THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Donald T. Coates, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016291 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Donald T. Coates, Deceased, who died on or about February 8, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 27th day of February, 2014, the last will and testament of Donald T. Coates, deceased, bearing date of the 22nd day of December, 2006, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Keith Coates was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 28th day of February, 2014. Keith Coates Executor of estate 22398 130th St. Parkersburg, IA 50665 Karl A. Nelson, ICIS PIN No: AT0005659 Attorney for executor Nelson & Toenjes 209 S. Cherry Street Shell Rock, Iowa 50670 Date of second publication 20th day of March, 2014 ST-11-2

MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON MARCH 4, 2014. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Rex Ackerman with member Tom Heidenwirth present. Mark V. Reiher was absent. Also present was Engineer John Riherd. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board set March 25, 2014 as the date and time for Public Hearing on proposed amendment to FY14 County Budget. Board approved claims as submitted. Butler County Claims paid from February 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014. Aces,Comp Equip/Equip Cont/ Rcvry...............................................17,164.00 Advantage Administrators,Self Funding.............................................1,609.65 Aflac,Aflac Pmt.......................................116.48 Agvantage Fs,Maint...............................382.85 Airgas North Central,Suply.....................629.03 Allan, Marlene,Peo.................................136.77 Alliant Energy,Util...................................145.44 Allied Manatts Group Llc,Sch Of Instr......40.00 Allison Farmers Feed & Grain,Maint........37.50 Allison Pharmacy,Suply/Tool/Ofc Sup/ Mnr Equip.............................................146.14 Allison, City Of,Util..................................176.41 Answer Plus Inc,Equip Cont.....................65.00 Aramark, Avs Waterloo Mc Lockbox, Suply....................................................102.93 At&T,Tele..................................................81.96 Bienemann, Jerome,Twp Exp..................60.00 Black Hawk County Sheriff,Svc Not.........16.50 Black Hills Energy,Util.............................316.54 Bluhm Electric, Inc.,Lbr............................55.80 Brown Supply Co. Inc.,Prts.................4,467.72 Business Card,Misc/Dues/Ofc Sup/ Sch Of Instr.......................................1,243.92 Butler Bremer Communications,Tele........99.35 Butler County Engineer,Fuel/Car Exp....357.37 Butler County Farm Bureau,Rent...........400.00 Butler County Public,Jntr Sup..................52.00 Butler County R.E.C.,Util........................869.66 Butler County Solid,Disp Fee............18,161.00 Cdw-G,Comp/Mnr Equip...................20,928.87 Cedar Valley Auto Glass Inc.,Prts/Lbr....140.00 Central Iowa Distr.,Sup...........................791.20 Central Iowa Water Assoc.,Util.................28.64 Century Link,Tele......................................52.83 Chisholm, Robin,Mlge..............................91.00 Christie Door Company,Shop.................226.80 Christopherson & Sons Llc,Prts/Lbr....1,251.60 Clarksville Lumber Co,Environ Educ/ Maint.......................................................50.36 Clarksville, City Of,Util..............................46.04 Clayton’s Bakery,Environ Educ................38.00 Control Service,Comp Prog.................6,040.00 Cooper Motor Company,Car Exp.............42.45 Cordes, Shirley,Peo................................136.77 Covenant Medical Center,Sa Detox....2,246.00 Creative Product Sourcing, Inc,Dare......202.50 Debner, Lonna,Mlge...............................197.08 Dell Marketing L.P.,Comp Equip.............846.97 Delta Gloves,Misc Sup.............................96.65 Dewitt, Cindy,Mlge..................................531.96 Dick’s Petroleum Co.,Fuel Sys............1,099.42 Don’s Truck Sales,Prts........................3,581.92 Dueco Inc.,Prts.......................................672.45 Dumont Auto Parts,Prts............................65.00 Dumont Harken Lumber Inc.,Suply............7.98 Dumont Telephone Company,Tele/ Internet..............................................2,250.11 Eclipse News Review,Bd Proc/Supv/ Ofc Not/Publ......................................1,017.56 Ed Roehr Safety Products,Mnr Equip....153.16 Electrical Engineering & Equip, Sec Sys................................................954.97 Electronic Engineering Co.,Gps.............898.50 Faber, Elizabeth,Bt..............................1,500.00 Fagre M.D., Lee,Med Exmr....................110.00 Fastenal Company,Suply........................400.69 Fink, Mary E.,Peo...................................123.25 Fleshner, Tamara L.,Mlge.........................10.92 Floyd & Leonard Auto Electric,Prts...........68.47 Floyd County Public Health/Hhc,Bt.....3,326.95 Force America Inc.,Tool..........................480.93 Forry, Bonnie Kay,Mlge..........................413.82 Franklin County Phn,Bt/Cont Svcs......1,281.20 Franklin General Hospital,Bt..................765.24 Gansen, Joyce,Mlge.................................17.47 Gierke-Robinson Co.,Tool......................348.49 Gillund Enterprises,Suply.........................96.48 Grainger,Misc/Mnr Equip........................190.17 Greene Lumber Company,Suply............619.39 Greene Recorder, The,Bd Proc/Supv/ Ofc Not/Publ.........................................819.85 Greene, City Of,Util................................626.20 Harken Lumber,Environ Educ................468.00 Harrison County Cons Board, Ccda-, Dues.......................................................40.00 Healthcare First,Equip Cont...................124.55 Heeren, Kathy,Mlge................................144.25 Henricks, Deb,Mlge................................341.12 Heyde, Milton,Rent.................................500.00 Hinders, Mary Ann,Mlge.........................482.51 Imwca,Wc Ded.......................................619.01 Iowa Physicians Clinic,Bd & Care.........268.00 Iowa County Recorders Assoc.,Dues/ Sch Of Instr..........................................220.00 Iowa Prison Industries,Laundry/Jail........501.10 Iowa Weed Commissioners Assc, Sch Of Instr..........................................120.00 Isac,Sch Of Instr.....................................810.00 J & C Grocery,Misc...................................10.04 Jendro Sanitation Services,Disp..............93.09 Jerry Roling Motors Inc.,Car Exp.............91.39 Joe’s Heating,,Bldg Maint.......................448.38 John Deere Financial,Maint/Prts/Tool.....768.46 Johnson, Mary J.,Mlge...........................164.84 K & S Grocery, L.C.,Maint/Sup.................21.59 Karl Chevrolet,New Car Exp...............2,638.82 Kris Engineering, Inc.,Prts...................5,539.67 Kroeze, Misty,Mlge...................................71.24 Landers Hardware,Maint..........................84.42 Lawler & Swanson P.L.C.,Atty Fees.......191.67 Lindaman, Dale,Twp Exp.........................20.00 Mail Services, Llc,Ofc Sup/Pstg.............459.24 Mansheim, David,Peo............................136.77 Mansheim, Sara Faye,Peo.....................108.75 Marc Hagen Dds,Bd & Care...................112.00 Marco Inc,Equip Cont.............................216.87 Mcroberts Red Power, Inc,Prts...............348.43 Mid Country Machinery, Inc,Equip.....23,000.00 Mid-America Publishing Corp.,Bd Proc/Supv/Ofc Not/Publ.......................681.58 Midamerican Energy,Util......................7,798.29 Midwest Meter Inc.,Fuel Sys..................445.60 Mike’s C & O Tire,Car Exp......................376.84 Miller Building Supplies,Suply/Lmbr.......866.71 Miller, Billy,Peo.........................................20.00

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BUTLER COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE VICKI SCHONEMAN, TREASURER PO BOX 327 ALLISON, IA 50602 319-267-2703 treasurer@butlercoiowa.org Penalty will be applied on APRIL 1, 2014. Please mail early!

Miller, Sharlene,Peo.................................20.00 Miller, Wendale,Twp Exp..........................20.00 Miller, William,Reimb................................35.23 Miner, Michael,Unif Allow.......................113.81 Mort’s Water Company &,Well Closing...205.44 Myers-Cox Co.,Bd & Care......................563.51 Napa Auto Parts (Greene),Maint..............60.65 Napa Auto Parts (P’burg),Prts/Sup .....4,465.96 Nelsen, Dorothy,Mlge.............................378.20 North American Salt Company,Salt...59,614.98 North Iowa Juvenile,Youth Shltr.............250.00 Office Depot Inc.,Ofc Sup/Mnr Equip.....383.68 Office Elements,Ofc Sup........................124.42 Office Express,Ofc Sup..........................149.50 Paetec,Tele.............................................771.28 Pathways Behavioral Services,Snow Rmvl.......................................................15.00 Petroblend Corp.,Oil/Sup....................1,636.40 Pjgreufe & Associates,Prof Fees.........1,500.00 Powerplan,Prts.......................................355.50 Primary Systems,Bldg Maint..................105.00 Radio Communication Systems,Maint...458.74 Redneck Inc.,Prts.....................................92.26 Reiher, Mark,Mlge..................................330.72 Ricoh Usa, Inc,Ofc Sup/Equip Cont....3,542.19 Rileys Inc.,Ofc Sup..............................1,882.93 Ritsema, Sandra,Peo.............................153.93 Roling Ford,Car Exp.................................29.95 Roose, Karolyn,Mlge..............................741.78 Ross Plumbing & Htg.,Shop.....................58.65 Sadler Power Train,Prts.........................942.47 School Bus Sales,Prts............................201.38 Schumacher Elev. Co.,Maint/Misc Rprs......................................................356.54 Schwarz, James,Peo..............................123.25 Schwarz, Joanne,Peo............................141.97 Secretary Of State,Notary Fee.................30.00 Shell Rock, City Of,Util.............................23.55 Sidwell Company, The,Map.................3,275.00 Smith, Mary,Peo.......................................20.00 Snap-On Tools Corp.,Tool...................2,984.99 Star Graphics,Ofc Suply...........................49.75 State Hygienic Laboratory,Well Closing.................................................131.50 State Medical Examiner’s Offic, Autopsy..............................................1,619.00 Stetson Building Products Inc.,Lmbr......552.60 Stokes Welding,Prts...............................102.86 Taylor Physical Therapy,Cont Svc.......1,360.00 Tenenbaum’s Jewelry,Environ Educ.........31.20 Thorne Metal Works,Prts.....................1,607.71 Titan Machinery-Rogers,Prts...............2,616.12 Tjabring, Thola,Mlge...............................340.97 Tony’s Tire & Exhaust,Car Exp.................87.00 U.S. Cellular,Tele.................................1,756.12 U.S. Post Office,Pstg...........................1,473.32 U.S. Postal Service,Pstg.....................1,900.00 Veridian Credit Union,Sfty/Prts...............886.72 Viafield,Fuel.......................................25,547.66 Viet, Carole,Mlge....................................401.28 Wal Mart Community/Gemb,Ofc Sup.......11.91 Walker Auto Salvage Inc.,Prts................126.00 Waste Management Of,Disp Fee ............69.48 Waverly Health Center,Amb Call............675.00 Wedeking Sr., Joe,Rent..........................250.00 Weinberg, Theresa,Transcript..................10.50 Wellmark Bcbs Of Iowa,Eob...................270.00 Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shiel, Ins....................................................11,982.47 Wellsburg Ag,Fuel...............................7,059.33 West Group Payment Ctr.,Law Lbry.......282.53 Wiegmann, Dennis,Twp Exp....................20.00 Wilken & Sons,Maint................................50.00 Wingfoot Comm. Tire Systems,Tires......952.00 Winter Equipment Company, Inc., Prts....................................................2,791.36 Wix Water Works,Suply............................78.75 Zee Medical Services,Suply/Sfty.........3,293.00 Ziegler Inc.,Prts...................................3,135.04 County Social Services Claims paid from February 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014. Abbe Center For Community (Mh)....13,882.92 Abbott Law Office, Pc...............................99.00 Action Realty, Inc......................................50.00 Adult Crisis Stabilization Cnt.............47,865.00 Affordables.............................................325.00 Allamakee County Case Mgmt............2,069.82 Allamakee County Sheriff.......................292.36 Allen Clinic Pharmacy..............................25.56 Allen Memorial Hospital.....................40,040.00 Alliant Energy......................................1,112.00 Allison Pharmacy......................................36.45 America’s Best Value Inn........................670.00 Anliker, Dan............................................555.72 Arends And Lee Law Office....................180.00 Aronsen, Rolf.......................................2,096.66 Associates For Psychiatric Svc..............260.00 At Conference........................................174.44 Becker Rentals.......................................243.00 Beekman Jimmy.....................................200.00 Bennett Pharmacy..................................241.24 Berryhill Center For Mh.....................25,573.08 Bill’s Community Homes.........................103.34 Bill’s Family Foods..................................498.99 Bjornstad Law Office................................48.00 Black Hawk County Auditor.............136,068.46 Black Hawk County Sheriff................44,204.65 Black Hills Energy..................................178.52 Bloemke Pharmacy..................................18.95 Burroughs, Brannon...............................450.00 Butler County Auditor..........................7,581.83 Byrne, Patrick......................................1,048.34 Cahalan, Rachel..................................1,350.00 Cedar Crest Apartments.........................278.00 Cedar Valley Ranch Inc.....................27,478.30 Center Associates...............................4,450.00 Central Iowa Residential.....................1,468.32 Century Link...............................................6.35 Cerro Gordo Cnty Public Health.............108.00 Cerro Gordo Co General Relief...........3,060.00 Charles City, City Of.................................97.16 Cherokee County Sheriff..........................19.00 Chickasaw County Auditor................25,621.00 Chickasaw County Homemaker.............217.00 Chickasaw County Public Health...........426.65 Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Off................89.00 Chickasaw-Mitchell Case Mngmt........1,463.92 Clay County Sheriff...................................20.50 Clayton County Sheriff............................561.13 Clear Lake Pharmacy.............................675.80 Cleveland, Kaye.....................................629.00 Community & Family Resources.........2,105.00 Community Care Inc............................7,404.48 Community Housing Initiatives...............772.00 Connect America....................................381.60 Conroy, Stephen.....................................151.90 Country Life Health Care...................40,587.84 Country View Care Facility..............205,776.50 Country Winds Manor..........................3,523.96 Covenant Medical Center..................20,834.00 Crossroads Apartments............................45.00 Dallas Inc.............................................1,873.95 Daniel Pharmacy.................................2,015.42 Delaware County Sheriff.........................233.42 Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Co, Rta - Maquoketa...................................101.84 Dhs Case Management Unit...............4,176.66 Diamond Life Health Care...................4,674.15 Dimensions Inc.......................................250.00 Dmc Property Rentals Llc.......................350.00 Dotson Law Firm....................................210.00 Dugan Rentals........................................425.00 Dumont Telephone Company...................87.49 Elwood, O’donohoe, Braun....................234.00 Evans, Mitch...........................................754.22 Exceptional Opportunities, Inc...........25,769.50 Exceptional Persons Inc....................45,399.07 Family Treatment Professionals..........3,600.00 Fayette County Auditor......................35,468.41 Fayette County Sheriff.........................1,171.47 First Christian Church.............................195.00 Fitzgerald, Dennis..................................180.00 Flannery Investments.............................152.00 Floyd County Auditor.........................44,502.63 Floyd County Sheriff...............................977.59 Flurer, Jennifer....................................1,478.00 Forcier, Nina...........................................174.00 Francis Lauer Youth Services............23,029.52 Friendship Haven, Inc............................283.75 G & G Living Centers, Inc.......................599.84 Gallagher,Langlas &...............................624.00 Gangsei, Charlene.................................300.00 Genesis Development.......................16,753.68 Genesis Medical Center.........................232.85 Genesis Mental Health Assoc................207.68 Goodwill Industries Of Ne Iowa...........4,083.43 Greene Pharmacy..................................140.00 Greenwood Drug.................................8,846.41 Greiner Law Office, P.C..........................282.00

Grinnell Regional Mh................................60.00 Gross & Mcphail.....................................132.00 Grundy County Sheriff............................555.95 Guardian Angel Services Llc..................150.00 Gundersen Health Systems................2,949.25 Hancock County Sheriff............................69.40 Harmony House Health Care Cntr......5,999.00 Helgevold, Karl Or Jodie........................637.50 Hillcrest Family Svcs.........................32,019.57 Hilltop.....................................................181.64 Hoines Health Mart.................................114.73 Howard County Auditor.....................39,456.09 Howard County Case Mngt....................144.98 Howard County Sheriff...........................289.28 Humboldt County Auditor..................10,309.36 Humboldt County Sheriff........................776.72 Hy-Vee Accounts Receivable.................731.85 Hy-Vee Pharmacy..................................591.13 Institute For Therapy..............................990.93 Iowa Northland Regional.....................2,621.79 Jackson Management Co, Inc..................96.00 Jeffries, Mary..........................................210.00 Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept...............257.94 Kathleen’s Care, Inc............................3,038.00 Kleppe Properties No. Two, Llc..............850.00 Knoxville Residential...........................2,781.32 Kobliska, Vince M................................1,200.00 Kossuth County Sheriff........................1,674.53 Kossuth Regional Health Cntr..................90.80 Kraft, Lyle...............................................350.00 Kramer & Schiller Law Office.................370.48 Ksm Rentals...........................................400.00 Lander, John...........................................850.00 Larson, Rick.............................................75.95 Law Ofc Of Donald H. Capotosto...........180.00 Legal Aid Society......................................19.72 Lifeline Systems.....................................492.00 Lifeworks Community Services.........12,817.03 Lighthouse Prof. Counseling...............1,105.00 Lincoln Mental Health.............................166.00 Lutheran Family Services.......................150.00 Lutheran Services In Iowa...................1,277.41 Mahoney, Kathy...................................1,068.00 Mallard View, Inc.................................1,348.16 Manly Drug.............................................439.49 Mary Greeley Medical Center............10,263.00 Mason City Clinic.................................5,650.60 Mason City, City Of.................................482.93 Mcguire Rentals..................................1,034.75 Mediacom...............................................382.07 Mediapolis Care Facility, Inc...................777.00 Mental Health Center Of N Iowa.......62,164.63 Mercy Family Pharmacy Westside...........51.75 Mercy Medical Center- N. Iowa.........28,180.00 Metrop....................................................969.60 Meyer, Tammy........................................951.35 Mid-America Publishing Corp.................189.04 Midas Council Of Governments.............409.00 Miller Counseling Services.....................176.00 Miller Pharmacy......................................234.01 Mitchell County Auditor........................7,463.54 Mitchell County Care Facility.............22,520.30 Mitchell County Sheriff..............................60.20 Miw, Inc...............................................7,074.03 Mms Llc..................................................120.00 Moore & Egerton, Llp.............................174.00 Mosaic - Western Iowa...........................177.80 Mosaic In North Central Iowa..............6,663.20 Mosaic-Northeast Iowa...........................340.20 Moser Family Pharmacy...........................26.36 Mt Village Apartments...............................25.00 Muhlenbruch, Kim..................................177.90 Murphy Rental........................................438.87 Nagengast, Dennis.................................254.95 Nashua, City Of......................................235.84 Nelson Agency Corp............................1,558.33 New Hampton, City Of............................222.18 Next Generation Technologies............9,871.18 Nolan John.............................................360.00 North Iowa Transition Center...............8,095.78 North Iowa Vocational Center............37,628.66 North Star Community Services..........6,709.11 Northeast Iowa Behavioral................27,807.41 Northeast Iowa Community, Action Transit................................................2,438.86 Northeast Iowa Family Counsel.............400.00 O’brien, Christopher...............................120.00 Opportunity Homes, Inc..........................427.90 Opportunity Village............................36,550.15 Paetec......................................................46.38 Palo Alto County Sheriff..........................292.00 Papenheim Law Office.............................28.55 Park Towers Apartments.........................150.00 Partnership For Progress....................3,286.00 Pathways Behavioral Services..........23,015.08 Peoples Clinic Pharmacy.......................303.70 Phoenix Group, The...............................500.00 Pizza Ranch Of Clarion............................41.75 Pleasant Hill Residential.........................909.76 Pocahontas County Auditor...............31,885.36 Pogge, Cindy..........................................813.00 Poppinga, Daniel......................................50.00 Prairie View Management, Inc...........60,367.80 Pride Group, The...............................37,186.65 Psychiatric Associates............................918.00 Psychiatry, Lee & Associates..................350.00 Ramsey-Kacena, Attorney At Law, Ellen R..................................................376.14 Rebedeau, Susan...................................540.00 Rickert Law Office..................................514.50 Rise Ltd...............................................8,595.80 Scenic Acres......................................43,672.46 Schickel, Candila....................................768.00 Schilling Law Office, Pc..........................318.00 Schrock Properties, Llc..........................300.00 Schumacher, Denise..............................465.83 Schuman Lisw, Cindy.............................150.00 Seasons Center For Cmh....................1,385.00 Shopko Pharmacy....................................19.07 Shopko Pharmacy #52.............................20.48 Spectrum Network...............................3,956.68 Spring Harbor, (Liberty Square Care Cnt).......................................113,819.12 St. Coletta Of Wisconsin, Inc...............2,047.36 Stewart, Dee...........................................350.00 Storey Kenworthy...................................607.82 Stumme & Epley Law Office...................258.00 Super 8 Motel...........................................48.40 Thein Therapy.....................................6,784.00 Thomas Management............................252.00 Thul Law Firm.........................................150.56 Tomke, Conner.......................................143.00 Townsend, Willie E.................................180.00 Treasurer, State Of Iowa...................12,454.73 Troy Powell Law Firm.............................138.00 Unlimited Services Inc............................294.00 Wahkonsa Manor...................................100.00 Walmart Pharmacy.................................249.34 Walters & Johnson...................................79.00 Watne, Pam..............................................99.34 Webster Co Public Health........................88.00 Webster County Case Management......684.60 Webster County Sheriff.......................1,036.90 Welch, Terry............................................300.00 Wellington Place..................................8,618.62 West Fork Services...........................20,433.42 Willow Inn Motel.....................................280.00 Winnebago Co Sheriff............................180.00 Winneshiek County Auditor...............24,608.75 Winneshiek Medical Center.................3,487.00 Worth County Sheriff................................20.65 Chairman Ackerman adjourned the meeting to Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. The above and foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes and proceedings of a regular adjourned meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Butler County, Iowa on March 4, 2014. ST&TJ-12-1


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Blue and Gold Banquet held February 23

Cub Scout Pack 4053 held their Annual Blue And Gold Banquet on Sunday February 23, at the Clarksville AMVETS Hall. Boy Scout Troop 1053 welcomed new scouts into the troop. Cael Kampman, Gabe Hoodjer, Cole Negen and Donnie Kielman received the Arrow Of Light award, the Highest Honor a Cub Scout can receive as they crossed over into Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts are Corbin Engel, Trace Engel, Alex Jones, Carter Leerhoff, Noah Doty, and Dawson Holub and Cubmaster Tom Hoodjer.

Members of Webelos I are Isaac Backer, Cooper Negen, and Gavin Kelm. Webelos I leader is Teresa Negen.

Wolf Scouts are Jordan Clark, Avery Mcenaney, Casey Leerhoff, and Aiden Humm. Wolf Den leaders are Corissa Jones and Stefanie Smeltser (not pictured).

Webelos II include Cael Kampman, Cole Negen, Donnie Kielman, and Gabe Hoodjer. Webelos II leaders are Matt Kampman and Tom Hoodjer (Cubmaster).

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A spaghetti dinner/benefit will be held for Cari Thompson on Saturday, March 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the New Hartford School multipurpose room. There will also be a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Due to H1N1, Influenza A and

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Garling Construction, Inc., of Belle Plaine managed to erect the exterior of the new Casey’s General Store last week. (Pat Racette Photo)

Clarksville Public Library March 20 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Reminder, we WILL be having story time on Friday, March 21st (a scheduled NO School day). All school-aged kids are welcome to join us! BOOK CLUB The next book club selection is now available at the checkout desk-it is: Still Alice by Lisa Genova. The discussion for this book will be on Thursday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm. NEW INSPIRATIONAL Ball of String by Gary Lee Martinson—Amish title written by author from Independence, Iowa. A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher—God was going to save her marriage, Allison was sure of it. But neither her husband nor her marriage had been saved. What had become of His promise? Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke—Beth Thatcher has spent her entire life in the safe, comfortable world of her family, her friends, and the social outings her father’s wealth provides. But Beth is about to leave it all behind to accept a teaching position in the rugged foothills of western Canada.

Borders of the Heart by Chris Fabry (In Memory of Sandy Austin)— Every life has a turning point, where one choice changes everything. Once that line is crossed, there’s no going back. Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller—Moon Song, a young Chippewa woman with a new baby, has found sustenance and friendship among a group of white loggers in Bay City. When she decides to return to her people, Isaac Ross, accompanies her on the journey. An accident along the way transforms their passage into a struggle for survival. Plain Murder by Emma Miller— Straddling two cultures, Rachel Mast has returned to her hometown in the heart of Amish Pennsylvania to run a bed-and-breakfast. But, when a business man’s body is found on her uncle’s land, she takes it upon herself to try and prove he is innocent. Also look for: A Simple Heart by Rosalind Lauer (#2 Lancaseter Crossroads); and Taken for English by Olivia Newport (#3 Valley of Choice).

Take a peek inside during construction of Casey’s General Store in Clarksville. (Pat Racette Photo)

“The Book Thief” showing Friday evening Come for an educational evening watching ‘The Book Thief” March 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plainfield Library. Enjoy a bag of popcorn while your watching! Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read

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waxworms. Fish are suspended off the bottom. Lake Meyer Northeast Crappie - Slow: Crappies can be found in 12-14 feet of water but are suspended about 6 feet off the bottom. Lake Meyer Northeast The lake has about 24 inches of ice with about 3 inches of snow. Water clarity is variable due to melt water beginning to enter the lake. Fish activity remains slow but should pick up with fresh water inputs. Manchester District Streams Northeast Ice fishing remains slow across the district, not many anglers reported fishing. Be sure to check other reports around the state for potential “hot spots�. The best success continues to be on Plainfield Lake and Marten’s Lake in Bremer County. Trout streams in N.E. Ia. should remain in good conditions as long as evening temperatures drop below freezing. For further information call the N.E. District Office @ 563-9273276. Manchester District Streams Northeast It is getting to be the time of year for spring thaw. Trout fishing opportunities can be really good when there is a slight rise in water levels and a little turbidity to the water, especially for brown trout. Spring Branch Creek in Delaware County offers a good population of brown trout and fish of quality size. Remember, there is a 14 inch minimum size limit on all trout and artificial lure only regulation on this stream. Manchester District Streams Northeast Brown Trout - Fair: Black midge imitations have been triggering active fish on Spring Branch Creek. Martens Lake Northeast Ice fishing remains slow across the district, not many anglers reported fishing. Be sure to check other reports around the state for potential “hot spots�. The best success continues to be on Plainfield Lake and Marten’s Lake in Bremer County.



to get to your favorite stream as many parking accesses are blocked with mounds of snow. Gravel roads may get soft and sloppy by afternoon. Better northeast Iowa streams have open clear water and trout have been taken on streamers, wet flies and nymphs. Surprisingly, winter midge hatches have been heavy and trout can sometimes be taken on dry flies when rising. Small Threadwraps (#18-#24) are effective early. Decorah District Streams Northeast Brown Trout - Good: Water clarity will be better in mornings due to freeze thaw weather pattern. Lake Hendricks Northeast Currently all rivers and streams are experiencing turbid water conditions due to recent snow melt and runoff. Fish activity continues to be slow on area lakes. Watch ice conditions as they can change rapidly with warmer temperatures. Urban ponds are now being stocked with trout. Please go to http://www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/TroutFishing.aspx to find out when and where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Lake Hendricks Northeast There is about 24 inches of ice covered with 5 inches of snow. Use caution around the aerator. No motorized vehicles including ATV’s are allowed on the ice. Fish are suspended off the bottom. 03/12 03:30 Lake Hendricks Northeast Bluegill - Slow: Try dropping a small jig tipped with waxworm to the bottom and slowly lift the jig off the bottom about 1 foot. Lake Hendricks Northeast Crappie - Slow: Anglers are using small jigs tipped with waxworms. Lake Meyer Northeast Currently all rivers and streams are experiencing turbid water conditions due to recent snow melt and runoff. Fish activity continues to be slow on area lakes. Watch ice conditions as they can change rapidly with warmer temperatures. Urban ponds are now being stocked with trout. Please go to http://www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/TroutFishing.aspx to find out when and where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. 03/12 03:30 Lake Meyer Northeast Bluegill - Slow: Fish activity is slow but gills can be caught using teardrop shaped jigs tipped with



Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Currently all rivers and streams are experiencing turbid water conditions due to recent snow melt and runoff. Fish activity continues to be slow on area lakes. Watch ice conditions as they can change rapidly with warmer temperatures. Urban ponds are now being stocked with trout. Please go to http://www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/TroutFishing.aspx to find out when and where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Ice fishing remains slow across the district, not many anglers reported fishing. Be sure to check other reports around the state for potential “hot spots�. The best success continues to be on Plainfield Lake and Marten’s Lake in Bremer County. Trout streams in N.E. Ia. should remain in good conditions as long as evening temperatures drop below freezing. For further information call the N.E. District Office @ 563927-3276. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast As the interior rivers begin to “open up� from ice conditions, take the opportunity to hit the deeper holes for overwintering walleyes. As the spring spawn nears in April, walleye will feed very aggressively up until that time. Jigs tipped with a minnow fished slowly off of the bottom is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Walleye - No Report: A jig tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year. Decorah District Streams Northeast Currently all rivers and streams are experiencing turbid water conditions due to recent snow melt and runoff. Fish activity continues to be slow on area lakes. Watch ice conditions as they can change rapidly with warmer temperatures. Urban ponds are now being stocked with trout. Please go to http://www.iowadnr. gov/Fishing/TroutFishing.aspx to find out when and where. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Decorah District Streams Northeast Be prepared to park along roads

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HELP WANTED THE CITY of Bristow is accepting bids for the mowing and trimming of the city property for the upcoming 2014 season. Bids must be received by April 08, 2014 and should be mailed to the City of Bristow Mowing Bid, 716-A, Bristow, IA 50611. The City reserves the right to accept and/or reject all bids. ___________________ ST-12-1 U.S. CENSUS BUREAU - Field Representative - Looking for Field Interviewers in Butler County, to conduct personal visit & telephone interviews using laptop computer. Hours vary, but will be approximately 30-50 hours per month. Requirements: US Citizenship, valid driver’s license, auto, and home-based telephone, must pass basic skills test, mock, and structured interviews. $13.55/hr. & .56 cents/ mile. For testing info call 1-800865-6384 ext. 15. Visit our website at: www.census.gov/rochi/ www/emply.html The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. ___________________ ST-12-1 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, www.obergfreight.com _______________ST&TJ-12-1x STINKYS BAR & GRILL is looking for a Cook. If interested please apply in person at Stinkys Bar & Grill., 924 Parriott St., Aplington, Iowa 50604. _______________ST&TJ-12-1x

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WE ARE sorry this did not come out sooner...We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Community for your thoughts, prayers, and help since Justin’s accident in late last April. It has been a difficult and long healing process, which will continue for some time. Special Thank you to the Clarksville Ambulance Crew that responded the evening of the accident, and to the person/ persons whom left the cards. There are truly no words to express how grateful we are for everything that has been done to help us thru this time. Thank you again to our Family, Friends, and Neighbors for all that you have done and continue to do. The Johnson Family - Justin, Lisl, Jeni, and Jacob __________________ ST-12-1x

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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

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

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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THANK YOU

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I WISH to give a “Big Thank You” for all the cards, gifts and phone calls I received for my 80th birthday. I enjoyed opening all the cards from old and new friends. Special “Thanks” to my family for the dinner, flowers and gifts. It will be long remembered. “Thanks again,” Darles Busching ___________________ ST-12-1

EMPLOYMENT

Become a “Trusted Healthcare Partner for Life” with Franklin General Hospital!

Are you looking for a great supportive team to work with? Franklin General Hospital may be the place you are looking for. Our goal as health professionals is to ensure a positive environment for our community.

Housekeeper: Part-time, 32 hours a week, day hours, alternating weekends and holidays. Looking for an individual who takes pride in their work and enjoys being part of a close knit team. Cleans the hospital, clinic and Franklin Country View. Med/Surg/ER Registered Nurse: Part-time, 4 days a week, 3p–11:30p or 11p–7:30a, alternating weekends and holidays. New grads welcome to apply! Iowa nursing license, TNCC, PALS, ACLS. If you are not certified in TNCC, PALS, ACLS, we can work with you to achieve those certifications. Med/Surg RN Nurse Leader: New position at FGH! Great opportunity for a nurse seeking a new challenge. We are open to FT to PT (32 hours a week). Hours are variable and included alternating weekends and holidays. Must have proven critical thinking skills and will act as a resource to others in the department. Current Iowa RN license, TNCC, PALS and ACLS required. ER RN Nurse Leader: New position at FGH! Great opportunity for a nurse seeking a new challenge. We are open to FT to PT (32 hours a week). Hours are variable and included alternating weekends and holidays. Must have proven critical thinking skills and will act as a resource to others in the department. Current Iowa RN license, TNCC, PALS and ACLS required. Franklin General Hospital offers an excellent benefit package including IPERS, Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts and a FREE single membership to the Franklin Wellness Center. If interested, fill out an application at the hospital or print an application online at www.franklingeneral.com and send it to:

HUMAN RESOURCES FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 1720 Central Avenue East Hampton, IA 50441

EOE

319-278-4641

We are accepting applications for the upcoming construction season. Laborers, Equipment Operators and Truck Drivers (Class A & B) and all other classifications. Competitive wage and benefits. Post offer physical and drug screen is required. Apply online at www.allied-ia.com ALLIED MANATTS GROUP, L.L.C. 1000 S. Grand Ave., Charles City, IA

Ph. 641-823-4455

Open Mon.-Sat.

EOE/AA - WOMEN & MINORITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

POOL MANAGER AND POOL GUARDS WANTED The City of Allison is taking applications for a pool manager and pool guards. Applications may be picked up at City Hall Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

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RENTALS

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DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY. EOE

You can also call for an application or email the City at callison@netins.net and we will send one to you. The City of Allison is an equal opportunity employer.

Looking for a New Career? Full-Time Dietary Manager We believe in Person Directed Care approach to long-term care. This position is a Supervisor/Team Leader position, must be self-motivated and willing to lead team members toward accomplishing common goals. If you enjoy working with a team of healthcare professionals then we are looking for you to join our team.

WAREHOUSE TEAM MEMBERS Redneck Trailer Supplies, the nation’s leading wholesale distributor of trailer parts and towing supplies has immediate openings for Warehouse Team Members with experience in order fulfillment. Background should include previous forklift experience (loading & unloading), picking and packing parts, proven ability to read order fulfillment documents, willingness to work in a highly disciplined environment and performing associated shipping and receiving activities. If you would like to join a motivated team like ours and have the experience and high standards we desire, apply today! Competitive pay, bonus program, health-dental-vision-life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, matching 401(K) w/profit sharing. Pre-employment drug screen and background check required. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online.

ABCM Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

REDNECK TRAILER SUPPLIES

1240 Imperial Road, Hampton, IA 50441 www.rednecktrailer.applicantpro.com EOE

Become a “Trusted Healthcare Partner for Life” with Franklin Country View

Franklin Country View Nursing Facility is the beautiful place our residents call home. It is where our caring staff provide kind, compassionate and capable care to residents who become like family. It is also where residents have easy access to clinic and hospital services without stepping outdoors. Franklin Country View Nursing Facility is a 52-bed, intermediate care facility, attached to Franklin General Hospital. The renovated, modern facility includes spacious, semi-private rooms, along with 12 private rooms, each with a private bathroom and shower.

Country View Nursing Home - Nurse Aide: Part-time, 24 hours a week, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Works every other weekend and alternating holidays. This part-time position receives benefits. Country View Nursing Home - Nurse: LPN or RN, part time, 24 hours a week, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Works every other weekend and alternating holidays. This part-time position receives benefits. Franklin Country View is a part of Franklin General Hospital. We offer an excellent benefit package including IPERS, Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts and a FREE single membership to the Franklin Wellness Center. If interested, fill out an application at the hospital or print an application online at www.franklingeneral.com and send it to:

HUMAN RESOURCES FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 1720 Central Avenue East Hampton, IA 50441 EOE

• Resident Assistant’s for Linden Place

Part-time 2nd Shift position includes every other weekend and every other holiday * P.R.N. (as needed) * Bartels At Home P.R.N. hours (as needed) *

• Registered Nurse *

Full-time 1st Shift Monday-Friday

• C.N.A.’s

Full-time 3rd Shift 10:00PM - 6:30AM Weekend Package Saturday & Sunday 6:00PM to 6:30AM * Weekend Package Saturday & Sunday 6:00AM to 6:30PM (Weekend package offers an excellent premium rate) * P.R.N. (as needed) * *

• Dining Services Food Servers * *

Full-time and part time hours available Must be available to work flexible schedules

Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community 1922 5th Ave. NW, Waverly, IA 50677 Phone: 352-4540 EOE

Visit our website for a printable application at www.bartelscommunity.org

“Enriching lives through quality services and Christian care.”


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• Clarksville Star •

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Meals are served at Greene Community Center 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. If you are age 60 and over you may eat for a contribution, under 60 cost is $6.00. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877-538-0508. Monday, March 24 - Herbed pork patty, mixed beans, broccoli, wheat bread/margarine, cinnamon pears; Alternate B - Zesty Baja chicken salad, pickled beets, broccoli salad, wheat bread/margarine, cinnamon pears; Tuesday, March 25 - Swedish meatballs, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat roll/margarine, Mandarin oranges; Alternate B - Lemon pepper chicken, whipped potatoes, mixed vegeta-

bles, wheat roll/margarine, Mandarin oranges; Wednesday, March 26 - Oven fried chicken, whipped O’Brien potatoes, mixed green salad/dressing, multi-grain bread/margarine, peach crisp; Alternate B - Sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, mixed bean soup, mixed green salad/dressing, multigrain bread/margarine, peach crisp; Thursday, March 27 - Creole steak, garlic whipped potatoes, whole kernel corn, multi-grain bread/margarine, fresh fruit; Alternate B - Spinach salad/dressing, orange juice, no salt crackers/ margarine, fresh fruit; Friday, March 28 - Potato crusted fish, whipped potatoes, seasoned green beans, multi-grain bread/margarine, tropical fruit; Alternate B - Country fried steak/ gravy, whipped potatoes, seasoned green beans, multi-grain bread/margarine, tropical fruit.

Community Home Meals

City of Allison CITY OF ALLISON FEBRUARY 2014 CLAIMS REGISTER REPORT AgVantage FS, Inc, Diesel Fuel......... $1,651.11 Allan Brockway, Mileage & Medical Ins. Reimb...................................................263.64 Allan Inc., UPS Charge............................49.60 Allison Amvets, Senior Citizens Coffee....72.00 Allison Pharmacy, Supplies From Pharmacy..........................................1,650.94 Baker & Taylor, Library Books..................15.65 Baumler Implements, Inc., New Holland 155 Spreader.....................................4,700.00 Butler County Solid Waste, Disposal Fee For Feb & March........................6,688.50 Butler County Treasurer, Property Taxes.................................................1,085.00 Cardmember City, Shop Fax Machine & Amb Expenses..................................345.56 Casey’s General Store, Gas For City Vehicles................................................412.60 City Of Allison, Library Water And Garbage - 2 Mos....................................81.06 Cooley Pumping, Porta Potty’s At Wilders..................................................160.00 Data Technologies Inc, Training For Glenda..................................................758.02 Dons Truck Sales, Repair On 93 Ford Truck.....................................................471.28 Dumont Telephone Co, Monthly Phone Bill.........................................................337.52 EFTPS, Fed/Fica Tax..........................3,906.17 Emergency Medical Produc., Medical Supplies For Ambulance......................614.24 Follett Software Co., Software Subscription..........................................480.00 Greene Recorder, Subscription To Paper......................................................33.00 GRP & Associates, Disposal Of Medical Waste.....................................................52.00 Hawkins Inc, Repair Of Chlorine Pump....................................................668.83

March 23 - 29

Contact the office at Clarksville Community Nursing Home, 278-4900, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, if you are interested in having Home Meals delivered to you.

Sunday - Turkey, stuffing, Harvard beets, dinner roll, milk, fruit pie; Monday - Goulash, green bean casserole, garlic bread, milk, pineapple tidbits; Tuesday - Lemon pepper haddock/tartar sauce, potato salad, cauliflower, bread, milk, applesauce; Wednesday - Pork chop, scalloped potatoes, baked cabbage, bread, milk, gingerbread/whip; Thursday - Meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, glazed carrots, Texas toast, milk, cookie; Friday - Sloppy Joes/bun, parsley potatoes, buttered beans, milk, German chocolate cake; Saturday - Cheeseburger, hash brown patty, creamed peas, milk, cheesecake. ** Menus are subject to change without notice.

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Star Graphics, Env/City Hall & Library Laminating............................................167.00 Sterling Fire & Safety, Fire Extinguishers & Equipment......................................1,671.00 Stirling Lawn Care, Snow Removal........650.00 Sult Electric, Shop Repairs.......................56.58 Superior Welding, Oxygen For Ambulance..............................................39.47 Taylor Rose, City Hall Cleaning..............224.00 US Cellular, Cell Phone Bill....................134.04 US Post Office, Postage For Water Bills.......................................................146.50 Walmart, Books & DVDs........................206.63 Waverly Health Center, Ambulance Billing....................................................700.00 Waverly Tire Company, Tire For Ambulance............................................174.00 Wellmark, Health Insurance................4,046.51 Wix Water Works, Wt Bottle Rental..........38.00 Claims Total...................................$70,809.21 General Fund..................................$29,205.10 Road Use Tax Fund...........................$7,566.94 Employee Benefits Fund...................$2,429.71 Water Fund........................................$7,155.30 Sewer Fund.......................................$8,956.21 Landfill/Garbage Fund.....................$15,495.95 REVENUE REPORT General............................................$13,157.74 Road Use Tax......................................9,768.94 Employee Benefits.................................336.14 Emergency...............................................28.01 Local Option Sales Tax......................10,026.03 Tax Increment Financing........................243.02 Debt Service...........................................630.50 Water...................................................8,141.57 Customer Deposits...................................75.00 Sewer..................................................6,709.79 Landfill/Garbage..................................8,309.38 Storm Water...........................................925.15 Total Revenue by Fund.................$58,351.27 TJ-12-1

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Waterworld A 50-degree day last Friday turned ditches into ponds. Pictured is a ditch just out side of Main Financial Decisions Group

IA Dept Of Public Health, Pool Registration Fees.......................................................70.00 IMFOA, Training For Chris.....................100.00 Iowa League Of Cities, Training For Glenda..................................................504.00 Ipers, Ipers..........................................2,397.74 J & C Grocery, Shop Supplies..................65.31 Jendro Sanitation Svcs, Garbage Collection...........................................4,107.45 John Deere Financial, Parts For Lagoon Repair.....................................................21.44 Keystone Lab, Allan Powder Coat Pit Samples.......................................2,790.30 Kluiter Auto Repair, Repair On 93 For Truck..................................................1,372.81 Linda Allen, Library Books......................300.40 Marco, Toner For Printer.........................135.49 Martin Gardner Arch., Professional Fees For Lodge.................................1,970.90 Merchant, Credit Card Manager...............81.40 MidAmerican Energy, Gas & Electric...5,241.98 Mid-America Publishing C, Publishing..........................................1,102.80 Midwest Breathing Air LLC, Air Test For Fire Station.....................................130.00 Miller Building, Gutters For Shop.............47.22 Municipal Supply, Parts To Rpr Water Main......................................................332.60 NAPA Auto Parts, Vehicle Repair Parts....70.49 Neil Wedeking Electric, Electrical Work In Library..............................................213.13 Office Elements, Library Copy Paper.......36.90 Payroll Checks, Total Payroll Checks............................................12,545.73 Physicians Claims Co, Ambulance Billing....................................................288.27 Pro Source Specialties, Programming Supplies For Library...............................63.55 Ryan Exterminating, Pest Control............50.00 Ryken Engineering, Oak Street Rise Project & Lagoon Proj......................3,858.85 Sharon Niehaus, Cleaning At Library.....160.00

City of Allison Council Meeting Monday, March 10, 2014 Public Hearing The Allison City Council held a Public Hearing in regards to the proposed budget as published for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015. Mayor Scot Henrichs opened the public hearing at 5:15 p.m. and asked for a roll call: Council members present at the meeting were James Blockhus, Janis Cramer, Ryan Henrichs, Jerry Platter. Absent was Ron Davis. Others Present – Chris Graser, Kim Miller, Allan Brockway, Sharon Brockway, Cindi Johnson, Mike Ball, Robert Wix, Brad Cooper, Lee Gallentine – City Engineer. The mayor asked for comments for or against the proposed budget as published. No comments were heard. The Mayor asked for a motion to close the public hearing. Motion by Cramer and Second by Platter to close the public hearing. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Regular Meeting of the Allison City Council: The Allison City Council met in regular session following the Public Hearing. Mayor Scot Henrichs called the meeting to order at 5:20 p.m., Council members present: James Blockhus, Janis Cramer, Ryan Henrichs, Jerry Platter. Absent: Ron Davis. Others Present – Chris Graser, Kim Miller, Allan Brockway, Sharon Brockway, Cindi Johnson, Mike Ball, Robert Wix, Brad Cooper, Lee Gallentine – City Engineer. It was moved by Blockhus and Second by Henrichs to approve the agenda. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Open Forum: No Open Forum items were presented. Consent Agenda: It was moved by Blockhus and Seconded by Cramer to approve the consent agenda. Included in the consent agenda: 1. Approve minutes from the meeting on 2/18/2014 2. Approve Treasurer’s reports 3. Approve License Renewal App # BC0029993-Class C Beer Permit & Sunday Sales and License Renewal Application # LE0002147-Class B Wine Permit, Class E Liquor License & Sunday Sales for J & C Grocery Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried New Business: Cindi Johnson, Allison Ambulance President,

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hearing date of April 7, 2014 to borrow for the RISE II Street Project and the Economic Development State Reimbursement. Total borrowing not to exceed $200,000. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Resolution # 14-03.4 increasing garbage rates by 1.5% effective 2-1-14 was next on the agenda. Motion by Platter and second by Cramer to approve Resolution #14-03.4. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Spring cleanup days were discussed. Motion by Henrichs and second by Blockhus to set Spring cleanup days for everything East of Main Street to be June 4, 2014 and June 11, 2014 for everything West of Main Street. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Glenda Miller asked the Council if a Brother color laser printer for City Hall could be purchased from Butler County Computers. Total cost being $229.00. Motion by Cramer and second by Platter to purchase the printer. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. A letter of intent by Kristine Ball to apply for the pool manager position was discussed. Motion by Platter and second by Henrichs for Glenda to put an ad in the Allison Tribune, Clarksville Star and Greene Recorder for a pool manager and guards. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Platter and second by Cramer to have Glenda issue a $1,000 check to match the check from MidAmerican Energy for a grant to Trees Forever. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. A discussion was held in regards to if the City would provide an adjustment to water bills to those residents leaving water running to prevent pipes from freezing. The Council decided not to do any adjustments. Old Business: The Council reviewed the Flood Plain Map of Allison. The City will not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. At 6:37 p.m. Blockhus made a motion to adjourn. Second by Platter. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Signed: Scot Henrichs - Mayor Attest: Glenda Miller – City Clerk TJ-12-1

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asked the council to consider their need to purchase 2 lap top computers (one for ambulance use and one for fire department use), 2 wireless mouse, printer, router and TV. Their present devices are older and need replacement. Cindi stated that all these items could be taken out of the Ambulance budget. Motion by Platter and Second by Cramer to purchase the items and the funds to be taken out of the Ambulance budget. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Brad Cooper, Allison Fire Chief, informed the Council that the original asking price of the 2008 INT rescue truck they would like to purchase was $69,900 and Vander Haag’s have dropped the price of the truck to $63,500 and with a VH Document fee of $75.00 the total price would be $63,575. The fire department would be willing to put $14,000 of their own savings account money down on the truck. They also would be willing to donate back to the City the amount that they normally get paid from the City for fire calls, meetings & etc. That amount normally runs around $2,500 per year. This would help pay down the truck cost and lower the amount needed to be borrowed for the truck. There may be some extra costs when they transfer the equipment off their old truck to the 2008 truck such as a wire harness, etc. They would be willing to file for a joint loan with the City and help pay off the truck with fundraisers and the rest of the payment being taken out of their fire department budget. The City would be responsible for selling their old unit. Motion by Blockhus and second by Henrichs to purchase the 2008 INT truck with Glenda Miller exploring funding options for the loan with the fire departments down payment being considered. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. The approval of Resolution # 14-03.1 adopting the annual budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 was next on the agenda. Motion by Blockhus and second by Cramer to approved resolution #14-03.1. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion to approve Resolution # 14-03.2 – awarding the concrete bid for the Oak Street Extension to K. Cunningham Construction, Inc. was made by Blockhus and second by Henrichs. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Platter and second by Cramer to approve Resolution #14-03.3 setting the public

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