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Superintendent finalists announced

North Butler Community Schools announced three finalists for the vacant position of superintendent at North Butler Community Schools next year. Board of education hired McPherson Jacobson, LLC to help review numerous applicants before deducing the field to three candidates to be interviewed. The trio of nominees will tour the district, along with interviews from the high school student council, building administrators, teacher committee, parent group and board of education. Interviews are slated for April 9, 10 and 14. Subsequently, board of education will review input of various stakeholder groups and make a decision on whom to hire. Listed are brief profiles of each candidate.

Village Vine

The Allison Fire Dept. will be testing the Tornado Siren on the 3rd Monday of each month thru August at 7 p.m. Grundy Register on that day, the siren will beWhat Cheer If bad weather is present tested the Paper next day at 7 p.m.

Call Before Digging Hampton Chronicle

The Allison Trees Forever Committee reminds homeowners who plan to plant trees this Spring to contact Iowa One Call, 1-800-2928989 at least 48 hours prior to any digging, this excludes Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

NB PTO hosts Easter egg hunt April 12

North Butler PTO will host their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. Come ready to hunt for all colors of eggs at North Butler Middle School in Allison. Age divisions include: 2 and under, 3-preschool, K-1 grade and 2-4 grades. One special egg is in each division. Also, the Easter bunny will be there. If any community member would like to help hide the eggs, come to the event at 8:45 a.m.

Area campers can win free camping for Allison’s Wilder Park

Area campers are eligible to win two free nights of camping at Allison’s beautiful Wilder Park. The Allison Park Board will be at Camping World, (formerly Fogdall’s) on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. to promote Wilder Park and invite campers to register for a drawing of 15 free gift certificates good for two free nights of camping at Wilder Park. Wilder Park opens for camping and picnicking on Wednesday, April 23.

North Butler Preschool to hold registration

North Butler Preschool will be holding their spring registration/parent meeting for the 2014-2015 school year on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will take place at the Greene Elementary Cafeteria as well as the Allison Elementary Cafeteria. The preschool teachers will be there to go over some parent information that will be helpful as your child begins school. To be eligible for the 3 year old program children must be 3 years old on or before September 15, 2014. To be eligible for the 4 year old program children must be 4 years old on or before September 15, 2014. (Please bring along a copy of your child’s birth certificate.) The 3 year old program is tuition based. Scholarships are available, but information will not be available until fall. The 4 year old program is free of charge as part of the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program. If you are unable to attend, but wish to have your child enrolled please contact the elementary office: Greene Elementary- 641-8165629, Allison Elementary- 319-267-2212.

Pancake Breakfast set for April 19

A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 19, from 7:0010:00 a.m. at the Allison Fire Station. The menu includes pancakes, ham, coffee, juice and milk for a freewill offering.

Wilder Park, Allison, opens April 23

Wilder Park, located just east of Allison on highway 3, will open for camping and picnicking, plus many other activities on Wed., April 23. Wilder Park features 52 camp sites, 12 with “full hookups”, (14 more pending), and 8 tent camping sites. (All but some overflow sites will have water in April 2014. Amenities include 9 holes miniature golf, a giant chess/checker board, three shelters, 18 holes disc golf, 1.3 mile walking/bike trail, two fishing ponds, severe storm shelters, dump station, Y-FI, soccer goals, sand volley ball, enhanced playground and wild flower prairies.

Dr. George North holds the plaque given him for being named 2013 Outstanding Volunteer by Iowa Urban Tree Council last week.

North named 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Dr. George North was named 2013 Outstanding Volunteer last week during Iowa Urban Tree Council’s 24th annual awards luncheon. The chair of Allison Trees Forever committee for the past 15 years, North’s tenure has accomplished numerous projects within

the area. One major project North chaired was the conversion of 78 acres of farm land into an urban forest, park and campground called Wilder Park. The park was erected through countless volunteer hours and 14,000 trees being planted. The park also contains an arbore-

tum, containing over 25 different species of trees not commonly grown in the region. North is an outstanding example of Iowa’s community forestry volunteers, continually spearheading community projects for future generations.

Floridians flood Pete and Shorty’s Pat Racette

Pete and Shorty’s was recently inundated with Floridian customers. Dave Lageschulte passed away March 11 in an aggressive battle with cancer. The Waverly native had made a wish for the Pete and Shorty’s Taverns in Florida to experience the original one in Clarksville, just 12 miles west of Waverly. Lageschulte, known as Lags, and Ed Droste became lifetime fans of Pete and Shorty’s growing up. The then Waverly-Shell Rock teenagers would make special trips to purchase pork tenderloins in the ‘50s. “We said some day we’d make more like this,” Droste said, “and we did.” Partnering up, the friends franchised the restaurant some 40 years later, erecting a Pete and Shorty’s Tavern in Clearwater, Fla. They also added another one in Pinellas Park. “They are just really good pork tenderloins,” Droste says. “[Back then], the pork came from Orly’s butcher shop just three doors down, and Orly would bring them over, Pete and Shorty’s would cook them up, and Fridays would be cooking

with the beer out day. time,” Droste said. “Every time “We call ourselves down there the we’re in Iowa, it’s our first stop.” Iowa bistro, and everybody gets it.” “They walked in and were hap So before Lags’ burial, Droste py,” Kielman said. “They started gallivanted 50 Floridians to one drinking, and we sold a lot of tenof Clarksville’s oldest Main Street derloins that day.” businesses. A Pete and Owner Karen KielShorty’s is also loman had the jukebox cated in a Las Vegas ready for the oncasino, along with slaught, having beplans to turn a Ruby friended the WaverTuesday’s into anlyites long ago. Lags other one. George and Droste’s favorite Steinbrenner and songs were bouncing Tom Arnold, to name around the room for Pete and Shorty’s res- a couple celebrities, the guests with simi- taurants in Florida are are common P and Slar ties. known as taverns, us- goers. “It was a great ing the logo shown.

Michael Peterson, 44

• Currently superintendent at Wapello Community Schools since 2011, located in southeast Iowa • Middle school principal at Estherville Lincoln Central • Junior/senior high school principal in Slayton, Minn. • Taught English in Battle Lake, Minn. • Master of Science in education administration and leadership • Sixth-year certificate

Joel L. Foster, 46

• Currently superintendent/pre-kindergartenthird grade principal at West Harrison Community School District in Mondamin since 2009, located in western Iowa • Kindergarten-12th grade principal in Pomeroy-Palmer Community School District for three years • Kindergarten-12th grade principal at Stratton School District in Stratton, Colo., for one year • Carpentry and metals instructor at Platte Valley School District in Ovid, Colo., for five-and-a-half years • Plasterer at the Gallegos Corporation in Wolcott, Colo., for four years

Mark Your Calendar!

The Annual Vilmar Pancake Supper will be held on Friday, April 25, at St. John’s Vilmar, rural Greene.

In this week’s issue:

Mark Vervaecke, 45

Dave Lageschulte of Waverly had made a wish to have the Florida Pete and Shorty’s Tavern individuals visit the original Clarksville Pete and Shorty’s, just 12 miles west of his hometown of Waverly.

The authentic Pete and Shorty’s in Clarksville began a franchise in 1997, with two in Florida and another in Las Vegas. (Pat Racette Photo)

• Currently principal at Maquoketa Community School District since 2008, located in eastern Iowa • Prinicipal at Rockwell-Swaledale Community School District in Rockwell for eight years • Taught at Belle Plaine Community School District for in Bell Plaine IA from 94-2000 for six-and-a-half years


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Butler farmer gives check to Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts Troop 1051, Shell Rock, was presented with a check for $2,500 from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, on behalf of local farmer Hank Willson. Wilson was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, and chose the Boy Scout troop to receive the donation. Monsanto Company’s Phil Barnett (far right) delivered the check for $2,500 for the scouts.

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Eighth-grader Dalton Fehlberg competed in the Iowa Geography Bee recently, as social studies teacher Kirk Clark [right] helped coach and cheer him through it.

Fehlberg shows strong at state

Crowned 2014 North Butler Middle School Geography Bee champ in January, Dalton Fehlberg made a strong showing at the Iowa Geography Bee Friday. Fehlberg answered several questions correctly to begin the competition flawlessly, however, eventually he missed a few and was eliminated from the bee. “He had a strong showing at the state bee and he should very proud

of the performance,” said Kirk Clark, social studies teacher. Fehlberg finishes as the lone twotime qualifier for state. Mom (Amy Fehlberg), grandmother (Verlene Senne), brother (Dylan Fehlberg) and Clark all cheered on Dalton at state. To qualifying for state, Dalton scored within the top 100 students in the state.

Ted and Judy Pitzenberger received the Golden Silo Award for Outstanding Preservation in Agriculture. The Pitzenberger family bought the 10-acre farmstead of Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty in 1994 from Emil Tyden descendants. Today, Ted, and two of his four children, farm 3,100 acres, using the farmstead as their base of operations.

Tyden farm earns preservation award Swedish immigrant farmer Emil Tyden established eight model farms in Floyd and Butler counties in the 1920s and ‘30s. Ted and Judy Pitzenberger bought the 10-acre Dougherty farmstead site in 1994, as Ted grew up surrounded

by Tyden’s legacy to agriculture. Ted and Judy accepted the Outstanding Preservation in Agriculture Golden Silo Award recently, after years of thoughtful restoration and renovation. The family opened up the farm to public

tours and received designation as a Silos and Smokestacks Partner Site in 2011. Currently, Ted and two of his four children farm 3,100 acres there. with two “It’s been our pride and joy ever

since we bought it,” Ted says. They share the story of Emil Tyden and modern family farming with visitors.

Parkersburg CDBG project closed

After the EF-5 tornado and sequential heavy rains in May 2005, the city of Parkersburg experienced areas of flooding due to unmanaged storm water runoff, loss of landscape coverage and a saturated water table. Parkersburg applied for and received $1.5 million in Supplemental Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funding to install a storm water management system in a portion of the community that wasn’t being serviced.

Aplington water advisories lifted

Second-graders save 21 lives Twenty-nine second graders improved cardiovascular health by jump roping Feb. 18 in P.E. class. The American Heart Association sponsors a Jump Rope for Heart event that where students can help save lives by raising money through flat donations. A total of $1,088 was raised this year. Every $50 is one life saved through education, as the second-graders save 21 lives. The top money collectors included: Emily Edeker, $260; Drake Nielson, $150; Kolten Becker, $100; McKenzie Bohach, $100; Carter Miller, $90; and Kaycee Wiebke, $75.

The Aplington Water Supply in Butler County and DNR lifted the city’s water advisories last Thursday. The water samples tested for bacteria on both Monday and Tuesday, and the results were all clean. The town had lost pressure due to a leak in a water main March 27.

Junior Chase Spratt, senior Sean Miller and sophomore Jacob Groeneveld (participated in the financial literacy assessment test on behalf of North Butler, as part of Mr. Thompson’s business courses.

North Butler wins $1,000 in finance challenge North Butler won a $1,000 check for having students demonstrate their grasp of financial concepts. More than 2,800 students at 83 Iowa high schools participated in this year’s Challenge, where students were required to complete a financial literacy assessment test created and administered by Ednalysis, a central Iowa educational research company. The schools were then entered into a random drawing to select the 30 winners. Each $1,000 prize is intended to improve the schools’ financial literacy

programs and its scholarship fund. The assessment test provided feedback in: Achieving financial goals Managing money effectively Debt decision-making Investment and asset building Legal and ethical financial behavior Sponsors of the event were: Iowa Student Loan, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Jump$tart Coalition, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Iowa College Access Network

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Clubs & Meetings BUTLER COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS The Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their next regular meeting on Thursday, April 17, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the USDA Service Center in Allison. The agenda includes: CRP Plans & revisions, CSP, EQIP, and State and REAP cost share applications. The meeting is open to the public. ________ BUTLER COUNTY HALL OF FAME The Butler County Hall of Fame Committee will hold its regular annual meeting on Monday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Allison Public Library which is located at 412 3rd St., Allison. In case of inclement weather, be sure to watch KWWL-TV for any postponement date. The public is welcome to attend this meeting. ________

IOWA RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION BIG 4 UNIT The Big 4 Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel Association will meet on Wednesday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. at Cedar Health, 807 Fifth Avenue, in Charles City. At 9:30 Anna Johnson will speak about “Recognizing and Preventing Stroke and More.” The Iowa Retired School Personnel Association is a professional organization of dedicated volunteer members who keep in touch with issues of significance to retired school personnel. The Big 4 local unit welcomes all retired teachers, aides, nurses, cooks, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, etc., from Floyd, Butler, Bremer, and Chickasaw counties, which comprise the Big 4 Unit. Members are reminded to bring items for community food boxes. Prospective members are invited to attend. All retired school personnel are welcome. If you have previously retired and not joined us, please come check us out. The first year’s dues are paid for new members.

Entertainment Buzz Mississippi honors country artist Bates

Country music artist Jeff Bates was recognized with a Resolution by Mississippi’s House of Representatives. The resolution commended Bates for contributions and success, along with confronting and overcoming and dedication to his wife and daughter. In 2001, Bates’ battle with drugs and his addiction landed him in jail putting an end, if only for a while, to his music career.

Parton to be interviewed by Rather Monday

Country music icon Dolly Parton with sit with veteran newsman Dan Rather for an honest and open interview Monday at 7 p.m. Watch the interview on AXS. The show will re-air May 12 at 7 p.m. to coincide with Parton’s latest album, Blue Smoke, which hits stores on May 13.

Martin releases Destination Moon

Deana Martin, daughter of the king of cool, Dean Martin, released fourth studio album Destination Moon. The new record has 14 tracks, including 10 Great American Songbook classics and four new songs. Destination Moon offers homage to her dad and other stars of the era.

Pancake Breakfast

April 19th 7:00-10:00am Allison Fire Station Pancakes, Ham, Coffee, Juice and Milk

Free Will Offering

SOCIAL NEWS Retirement Open House

Betty Dreesman is retiring from Wartburg College after 18 years of service. Come help her celebrate on Sunday, April 13, from 2pm-5pm at the Clarksville AMVETS Hall, 102 E. Greene St. Her family includes her husband Eugene Dreesman, four children Rick (Julie) Dreesman, Kim (Brock) Lodge, Rod (Lisa) Dreesman, and Todd (Marsha) Dreesman. Betty has seven grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren and one on the way. No gifts are requested.

Birthday Card Shower

Bonnie Snow will be celebrating her 71st birthday with a card shower. She was born April 17, 1943, to Henry and Maxine Kielman. She married John Snow on October 9, 1965. Her family includes a son Tim Snow, two grandchildren 5 year-old twins Derek and Zeyda, four sisters and three brothers. Cards may be sent to Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 159, Clarksville, IA 50619.

Gray helps earn Midwest journalism award

Hunter Gray of Clarksville teamed up with 16 Wartburg College classmates to create Chasing Neptune. In the category of long-form fiction, the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences chose the Orange and Black as the winner at the six-state Midwest Journalism Conference March 29.

ECC inducts 54 into Phi Theta Kappa

Waverly Health Center upcoming presentations

Waverly Health Center (WHC) will offer the following events the week of April 13 thru 19: Tuesday, April 15: 7 to 8 p.m. – “Menopause 101” WHC Presenter: Terrie Thurm, ARNP, Women’s Clinic • Learn what to expect, symptoms, body changes, mood disorders, osteoporosis risks and current treatment options. • The event will take place in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the WHC campus. Wednesday, April 16: Noon to 1 p.m. – “Probiotics? Good Bacteria!” WHC Presenter: Dr. Nasreen Wahidi, Shell Rock Clinic • Learn how friendly bacteria can help keep unfriendly bacteria at bay, synthesize vitamins and aid in the digestion process. • The event will take place in the Wet Classroom at The W. To learn more, call (319) 483-1360.

Consider a kid-friendly tablet, such as VTech’s InnoTab 3S and additional fun, age-appropriate software cartridges that allow a child to progressively learn key subjects such as math, reading and science in steady stages. With all their favorite characters from Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake & the Neverland Pirates and more, they’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they are learning! Or opt for action toys that can promote motor skill development, like VTech’s new Switch & Go Dinos Turbo and Go! Go! Smart Wheels electronic vehicles. Learning toys and books can make your kids’ gift baskets even more special and long-lasting. More ideas for Easter basket alternatives can be found at Take a Spring Hike: After a long winter most kids have cabin fever, along with their parents! Take advantage of the season to head out for fresh air.Take a nature hike at a nearby park or even in your own backyard, if your children are too little for longer treks.

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by Slim Randles Emily led the group of five into the Mule Barn, through the coffee shop itself, and into what is known locally as “the banquet room” when it isn’t being used for storage. Fraternal groups representing several animals used it monthly, and the Rotarians and Kiwanians weren’t unknown there, either. But this was different. As Emily led them into the room and told them to please sit together at the one long table, they could see that Dewey was already here, standing at the head of the table and greeting each with a handshake and a grin. The favored few included Doc, Mrs. Doc, Anita Campbell, Steve the cowboy, and Delbert McLain, our Chamber of Commerce. Loretta came in with menus. Her mouth dropped open when she saw Dewey was wearing a necktie. “I’m so glad you could make it … today,” Dewey said. “You order whatever you like for lunch while we talk about manure and worms.” His girlfriend, Emily Stickles, stood up quickly from her seat at the other end of the table. “Thank you, Dewey, hon. Maybe I should explain.” She motioned for him to sit down. He did. “This …” she said, brightly, spreading her arms out to encompass all five of their friends at once, “is a focus group. You were hand-picked by me and Dewey to help us with the spring campaign.” “You’re running for office?” asked Steve. “Of course not,” she laughed. “The spring advertising campaign. For Dewey’s business. The soil amendment division …” she looked down at the puzzled look on Delbert’s face, “… that’s the fertilizer, Delbert … is always good. It seems plants just need it in order to do their best. But one of our new divisions needs some help. Some advice. That would be the vermiculture division … worms, Delbert. Red wigglers. Fishing worms. “And we’ve asked you to share your lunch hour with us to get your ideas on how we can sell more worms. So just enjoy your lunch and then we’ll talk worms afterward, okay?” Dewey look through his friends, over his necktie, down the table, all the way to the woman of his dreams, the one with the unbelievable cheekbones. Emily, he thought, I couldn’t raise a worm without you. Brought to you by the new CD “Having Fun in New Mexico,” Fifteen stories by Slim Randles.

Easter Family Fun Ideas

The onset of spring brings with it more than mild weather, it’s the season for Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and renewal. Remember all those favorite Easter traditions you had as a kid? It’s time to keep them alive with your family and to start new ones. There are many ways your family can make spring and Easter fun and even educational: Egg-stra Special Fun: After a long winter, a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt is a great way to usher in spring, giving children an opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family. Before heading outside, let kids get creative and craft their own unique bags to fill with treasure. Decorate eggs by dyeing them and adding your own special designs. Invite friends and neighbors to join in the fun! Easter Basket Ideas: You can help avoid those sugar highs by sprinkling in just a few sweet treats and filling kids’ baskets with fun, educational alternatives, instead.




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IOWA FALLS - The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted a record 54 new members last weekend. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify for membership, students must be in a degree-seeking program with a cumulative 3.25 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. Area student inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society was: Clarksville: Caleb Ciavarelli, Health/ Physical Education/Recreation/Sports Management

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Prepare in advance by learning about trees and plants together by reading a library book or surfing age-appropriate sites online. Then have kids identify local greenery along your route. And collect a few rocks or flowers to bring home as keepsakes. Out With the Old: Make spring cleaning a fun family affair by giving children a bin to fill. Whoever fills the bin with the most stuff or the quickest gets to pick a family treat like eating at their favorite restaurant or a movie. Teach kids the rewards of giving by donating gently used items to a local charity. One perk of cleaning and donating is it makes room for new things. And you can breathe new life into old toys by purchasing new accessories for dolls and action figures, or new software for electronic games. For example, a range of educational cartridges are available for VTech’s InnoTab, including such kid-favorites as Monster’s University which includes nine games, an e-book and more.

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Bruce Braley

represents Iowa’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives

What happened to hungry America?

By Glenn Mollette America seemed hungrier back in the sixties than today. My family did whatever they could to survive. My grandpa ran a country grocery store. My dad drove two hours to work in an underground coal mine. We raised a garden and had livestock. One uncle drove to a northern city to paint during the week. Another uncle raised strawberries and drove a school bus. Another uncle was a peddler salesman driving over several counties. Nobody was rich but everybody was very busy trying to take care of their families. This was all back before food stamps and other current government programs became popular. There is no question that people in our area of Appalachia had struggles but people had a hunger and a desire to survive. I watched the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter long before I went to Van Lear to see Loretta Lynn’s old home place. Sure enough it’s up a “holler.” However, in many ways it’s a beautiful place. Her brother, who at that time, was battling cancer and still running a country grocery store gave my wife and I a tour of the old home place. When touring that old house I knew there was something within Loretta Lynn and her now deceased husband Oliver “Mooney” Lynn that was greater than the conditions of poverty that engulfed the area. The innate desire to live and rise above their surroundings lifted them higher than they probably ever imagined. They first moved to Washington State to work before Loretta started having success with music that took them to Nashville. Of course, we all can’t sing like Loretta Lynn. However, we can all do and be something. Much of America has lost its desire to rise above life’s circumstances. We have become mired in our joblessness, poverty or stuck in a situation. A lot of America has died. We are breathing and going through the motions. We are collecting our food stamps, government assistance and in too many cases numbing ourselves on prescription drugs. Hopelessness is widespread from Butcher Holler to every mega city house and condo throughout the United States. Sadly many suburban houses are filled with depressed, drug

sedated Americans who cannot find the internal wherewithal to get up and get moving. More Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined, (Mark Koba, USA Today, July 28, 2013). I’m sure the people who lived where I was raised, on Milo road in Kentucky, had days when the dark cloud of hopelessness almost killed their spirits but I doubt it happened a lot. People were too tired. They found something to do

with their minds and bodies. We didn’t have computers, cell phones and social media. We had yards to mow, gardens to tend and were trying to figure out how to make a few dollars. We didn’t need drugs to numb ourselves. We simply fell into bed exhausted. An America that’s not hungry for a better life and is reliant on the government and the politicians to care for us and solve all of our problems will live sadly and die tragically.

Under the Golden Dome Too By State Representative Linda Upmeyer House District 54 (515) 281-4618

This past week was a productive one in the Iowa House. In addition to passing numerous policy bills, we also began the process of passing this year’s budget bills off the floor. As we continue to work toward adjournment, we will remain focused on passing a responsible budget with the taxpayers of Iowa in mind and returning more of your hard earned tax dollars to you. Last week the House passed legislation that continues our focus on strengthening Iowa’s middle class. HF 2452 would help Iowans interested in purchasing their first home, save money in order to do so. The bill establishes a new home buyers savings account program that will help first-time home buyers save money for a down payment and other costs related to buying a home. HF 2452 would allow first-time home buyers to set up a savings account in order to finance the purchase of a home and allows them to deduct a portion of that savings, $3000 per person or $6000 per married couple, from their state income taxes for up to 10 years. If the funds are withdrawn from the account for any purpose besides the purchase of a home, the account holder is subject to a penalty. By providing a pathway and incentive for saving, HF 2452 will increase home ownership in our state, reduce foreclosures, and increase financial security for Iowa families.

The bill passed the House 95-0 and has been sent to the Senate for their consideration. The House also passed a bill that increases the tax credit for volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical services personnel. The tax credit was established by the legislature last year and currently equals $50. HF 2459 increases the credit to $100 and also includes reserve peace officers to those eligible for the credit. Our volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel bravely offer to serve and protect our communities. They volunteer their time and efforts to keep our friends and families safe around the clock, and for that, I am grateful. After passing the House 98-1, HF 2459 has been sent to the Senate for their consideration. To learn more about qualifying for the existing Volunteer Firefighter/ EMS tax credit, visit http://www. EMS_Credit.html. During the remaining weeks of the 2014 legislative session, you can be certain we will continue our commitment to passing policies that are in the best interest of Iowans and to sticking to our core budgeting principles. If you have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me at linda.upmeyer@legis. or 515-281-4618. I look forward to hearing from you.

Comprehensive Systems is a nonprofit that has helped Iowans with special needs for 45 years. Their locations in Mason City, Charles City, Osage, New Hampton and Cedar Falls provide residential, vocational and day services. I spoke with Jack Brown and Ryan Becker about how legislators can continue to support their mission to serve Iowans of all abilities. Creating Jobs, Growing Middle Class With Clean Energy As a leader in wind energy and of 2016. ethanol, Iowa is showing the nation • Senate File 2343 extends the that clean energy works. Bipartisan deadline to complete wind and other support for expanding production is projects using Iowa’s Renewable helping Iowa create good jobs that Energy Tax Credits. It also allows strengthen our middle class. This landfill gas to be used as fuel for insession we approved three bills to novative cogeneration projects. By build on Iowa’s reputation for clean adding cogeneration processes to the energy and renewable fuels, plus the mix, Iowa will produce even fewer good jobs these industries create: greenhouse gases. • Senate File 2340 triples the • Senate File 2344 strengthens and amount of solar energy tax credits diversifies Iowa’s leadership in bioavailable to Iowa farmers, home- fuels. It increases the tax credit for owners and businesses. It builds E15 during the hot summer months; on the success of Iowa’s 2012 tax extends Iowa’s biodiesel production credit, which encourages Iowans to tax credit for five years to retain and install solar energy systems. Jobs attract biodiesel producers; and adds were created and many Iowa busi- an advanced biofuel, biobutanol, nesses became skilled at installing to Iowa’s renewable fuels industry. and operating solar systems. By Encouraging the production of new tripling the solar tax credit, Iowa is fuels that take advantage of Iowa’s responding to the growing demand agricultural strengths pays off in for solar power and maximizing the good jobs, technology investment, benefit for Iowans from federal solar and cleaner air and water. tax credits, which expire at the end

Pat Racette

Pat is editor of the Butler County Tribune-Journal and the Clarksville Star.

Sockless at the courthouse? The day is rainy and gloomy. It’s Thursday, the part of the week where Friday messes with my head. Freedom lies near, yet I’ve really only just begun. Ya’ see, Thursdays are the time the weeks starts over for me. Like Monday for most, it’s my day to be overwhelmed with trying to produce another week’s worth of content like I did the week prior. But working out of fear and worry has never been my bag, baby, I just need a little inspiration – renewal of my spirit. Thinking about that enlightening feeling, Heery Woods comes to mind. A couple weeks ago, I visited Mother Nature there. Though an unexpected idea, it wasn’t unplanned. I’d had it on my list for a while, but then life gets in the way. Not that day, though, I was going to do it. I turned off Highway 188, and the fog had disappeared. The sun was shining when I walked into the natural envi-

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ronment, away from rural Main streets and the world. Trekking through deer poop, I eventually found a path covered in ice and snow covered. I tried hopping to avoid getting wet, but then I thought how weird I must look to the birds, squirrels and whatever else could spot me hopping along in khakis, with a camera around my neck and gray fleece on. So I just chillaxed – to chill and relax at the same time – and slowed my steps and thoughts down to enjoy this moment and the next. Then I spied deer trickling out a thicket. Man, they were so pretty and beautiful. Ears raised, a couple deer watched while more and more and more sputtered out from over yonder and into a field. Grazing on the prairie, the deer’s long necks plunged into the grass. I snapped photos continuously, but was too far away for anything real great. I was using the camera to see the mysterious creatures more than anything. Every since hunting when I was little, I fell in love with the animals. To me, nothing is quite like a deer. Maybe it’s because I don’t think of them as domesticated, and because of their grace. I went off the path, walked down in a valley and heard the bustling and beating down of branches not far in front of me – so much for grace. Trying to trek elsewhere, I slunk into a snowy area, soaking my toes. That was my sign the adventure was over. “Head back to where you came from human,” I heard in my head. So I did. Once I got back to my car near the last campsite, I wrung my socks out. Next, I headed to the courthouse. Driving into Allison, I was coming down from my high with nature and realizing my feet were bare. So I peeked into Allison Variety, hoping variety included socks for long feet. I did find women socks, but those wouldn’t do. I needed the one size fits all next to them to fit my bazookas. Now, though, I’m heading back to the courthouse, trying to find that inspiration again – that renewal of spirit that the newspaper gods must instill. “Let go, breathe in and picture it,” I hear. Letting go, breathing in and picturing it, I see a big Mark Twain looking head in the sky, staring at me with a quill in his hand and eyebrow raised.

RAISING MINIMUM WAGE – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) wrote House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to bring legislation to the floor for a vote – predicting that enough support in the House restored minimum wage to $10.10. A vote on restoring the minimum wage is expected to come before the Senate in the next several weeks, and has the support of the Obama administration. Today, roughly 46,000 Iowans work jobs that pay at or below the minimum wage. Braley’s report indicated that over 300,000 Iowans would receive a raise if minimum wage was raised to $10.10. FLOOD RESOURCES – Braley called on members on the Water Resources Development Act to quickly reach an agreement to give flood-prone cities resources to prepare for the upcoming flood season. Legislation would ensure resources to repair and maintain levees that protect cities from flooding, hurricanes and other natural disasters. IOWA GUARD PROPOSED CUTS – Braley went to the floor of the House of Representatives to share stories on the impact of the Iowa National Guard. Stories were chosen from hundreds in support of the Guard in the wake of proposed cuts. The personal stories were then turned over to secretary Chuck Hagel at the Department of Defense. “I’m proud to take hundreds of these stories to the Pentagon – it’s time they hear from Iowa,” Braley said.

Consumer Advisory

Attorney General Tom Miller

The foundation to a good home repair or home improvement project is a good contractor. While it’s important to plan for the project, it’s just as important to find a reputable contractor. Before you search for a contractor, write down the work you want done and be as thorough as possible. Check with your city or county on required inspections and building permits Check references Before you sign a contract or pay money, ask around and take time to talk with the contractor. Ask others you trust whom they have hired for projects. Request local references from the contractor, and contact them. Check on complaints Go to the attorney general’s office (888-777-4590) and Better Business Bureau’s complaint database at www. to check for complaints. Be wary of those not listed in the local telephone directory, and be wary of contractor with only a post office box address. To see a contractor’s legal history, go to: To verify a contractor’s registration and bonding, go to: Also, ask the contractor for a copy of liability insurance certificate. Get several written estimates, or bids Low bids can raise red flags. Is the low bidder qualified for the job? Are the contractors cutting corners? Will the contractor come back with a story about unforeseen circumstances and demand more money? When you’ve selected a contractor, get the contract in writing Read it before signing. Then agree on a written contract detailing terms, including work to be done, the brand and/or specifications of the materials to be used, the price, responsibility for obtaining permits and scheduling inspections, all change orders must be in writing and responsibility for cleanup. Put start and completion dates in writing, and remedies if contractor fails to meet them. If you’re filing an insurance claim to cover the costs of damages, negotiate details with your insurance company directly and not through a contractor. Avoid paying large sums or the entire job up-front If you need to make a partial advance payment, make the check out to the supplier and contractor. Also, insist on a mechanic’s lien waiver in case the contractor fails to pay others for materials or labor. Do not pay the contractor in full until you verify all parties listed on the Web site are paid. Compare your financing options It’s usually safer and a better deal to obtain financing through your local bank or credit union, rather than a contractor. Don’t deed your property to anyone. Watch for contracting scams Don’t fall for the contractor who shows up in an unmarked vehicle and claims your driveway needs repaving or your house needs new shingles. Just say no to a deal that is based on extra materials, an immediate decision, only accepting cash, or insisting on full payment in advance.

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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, April 13: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, April 16: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Confirmation Instruction; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School, Sunday School Children & Choir Singing at Worship Service Monday, April 14: 1:45 p.m. WELCA Hosts Bingo at the Allison Rehabilitation Center Wednesday, April 16: 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8 Confirmation Thursday, April 17: Maundy Thursday 9:00 a.m. WIC; 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs; 7:00 p.m. Worship/Holy Communion Friday, April 18: 6:00 p.m. Good Friday Worship Saturday, April 19: 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, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School; 4:00 p.m. Grief Share Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group; 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Thursday, April 17: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, April 13: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, April 16: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, April 13: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, April 13: 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, April 13: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Kesley. CLARKSVILLE – Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, April 13: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Sunday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Monday, April 14: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Tuesday, April 15: 6:30 p.m. Altar Guild Meeting. Thursday, April 17: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service. Friday, April 18: 7:00 p.m. Com-


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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, April 13: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship. Tuesday, April 15: 5:00 p.m. Church outside cleaning. Wednesday, April 16: 7:00 p.m. Lenten Bible Study. Thursday, April 17: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service @ Shell Rock. Friday, April 18: 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service @ St. John Lutheran Church. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Sunday, April 13: Palm Sunday 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship. Tuesday, April 15: 10:00 a.m. Nursing Home Communion. Wednesday, April 16: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 3:30-6:30 p.m. Eggs Extravaganza. Thursday, April 17: Maundy Thursday - 6:30 p.m. Agape Meal/ Communion. Friday, April 18: Good Friday - 7:00 p.m. Service @ St. John Lutheran Church. 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, April 12: 5:00 p.m. Worship. Tuesday, April 15: 1:30 p.m. Ladies Bible Study. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, April 13: 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, April 16: 7:00 p.m. Bible Study & Sonbeams. DUMONTDumont Reformed Church (641) 857-3514 Pastors Jeff and April Fiet Sundays: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School (age 3 through high school); 10:00 a.m. Worship (Nursery Care Provided Each Week; Communion on the First Sunday of each Month) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. RCYF (youth group for 8th-12th grade) GREENEFirst Presbyterian Church 319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Jenny Ehlers, Pastor Sunday, April 13: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, April 13: 10:00 a.m. Mass. St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Worship, Special Music by the Nursery6th Grade Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship, Sunday School; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Tuesday, April 15: Senior Health Clinic Wednesday, April 16: 7:00 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study Thursday, April 17: 7:00 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion Friday, April 18: 7:00 p.m. Worship, Bring our sins to the cross. Saturday, April 19: 9:00 a.m. Have your Lilies to the church; 6:00 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion by Intinction

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, April 13: 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation/Sunday School. Thursday, April 17: 6:30 p.m. Maunday Thursday Supper & Service. Friday, April 18: Good Friday The Church will be open for meditation & prayer. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, April 13: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship; 6:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday Evening Kids ROCK - ages 3 years6th 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, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. Thursday, April 17: 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Soup Supper, Fellowship, and Communion. 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, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. Friday, April 18: 7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service @ St. John Lutheran Church, Clarksville. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, April 13: 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, April 12: 7:00 p.m. Worship; 8:00 p.m. Bible Class.

Faith Lutheran Church 422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: faithsr@butler-bremer. com Sunday, April 13: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, April 16: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, April 13: 8:45 a.m. New Member Class, Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service, Coffee & Fellowship Wednesday, April 16: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Thursday, April 17: 7:30 p.m. Maundy Worship Friday, April 18: Good Friday, 7:30 p.m. Tennebrae Worship Service Saturday, April 19: 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, April 11: No Mass; 5:307:00 p.m. Fish Fry; 6:00 p.m. Adoration & Evening Prayer. Saturday, April 12: 9:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt; 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. Mass/ Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Catholicism Series; 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Middle School Laser Tag; 1:00 p.m. Marriage Encounter Meeting; 7:00 p.m. Catholicism Series. Thursday, April 17: Holy Thursday; 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Friday, April 18: Good Friday Noon Passion of the Lord; 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, April 13: 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, April 13: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, April 16: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, April 13: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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A Holy Week

April 13 is Palm Sunday. April 17 is Maundy Thursday. April 18 is Good Friday. April 20 is Easter. These four days tell greatest story ever told of triumph, betrayal, death, and new life. These are the days of Holy Week. Go and hear the words of hope, forgiveness and eternal life. Pastor Jeff Blank St. James Lutheran Allison, Iowa

Death Notice

Ronald Jerome Lauber Funeral Services for Ronald Jerome Lauber, 73, of Greene, were held Monday, March 31, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greene. Burial took place in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene. Ronald J. Lauber was born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, September 11, 1940, to Harry and

Alma (Walker) Lauber and died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Ronald Lauber Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 219, Greene, Iowa 506360219. Arrangements entrusted to Retz Funeral Home.


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Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Butler County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:30 A.M. in the office of the Supervisors, Butler County Courthouse, Allison, Iowa. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to consider a change in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. Any interested party may attend the meeting and be heard. Written or oral comments may be submitted to Lizbeth Williams, Butler County Auditor, P. O. Box 325, Allison, Iowa 50602, 319-267-2670. ST&TJ-15-1


City of Allison Special Council Meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 Special Meeting of the Allison City Council: The Allison City Council met for a special meeting to adopt resolution # 14-03.5. Mayor Scot Henrichs called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. Council members present: James Blockhus, Janis Cramer, Ron Davis, Ryan Henrichs, Jerry Platter. No other people were present. Motion by Cramer and Second by Davis to approve the agenda. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Business: Approval of Resolution # 14-03.5. This resolution sets the public hearing date of April 7, 2014 @ 5:15 pm on not to exceed $275,000 of general obligation capital loan notes. The purpose of the general obligation capital loan notes will be to pay the cost of road construction for the Rise II project in the industrial park, payment of the economic development state reimbursement, acquiring a rescue truck for the fire department. This resolution also rescinds resolution # 14-03.3 adopted on March 10, 2014. Motion by Platter and second by Blockhus to adoption Resolution #14-03.5. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Blockhus made a motion to adjourn at 5:43 pm. Second by Cramer. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Next regular council meeting will be Monday, March 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm. Signed: Scot Henrichs - Mayor Attest: Glenda Miller – City Clerk TJ-15-1


THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT BUTLER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Vernette Y. Reiher, Deceased Probate No. ESPR016302 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Vernette Y. Reiher, Deceased, who died on or about March 20, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 27th day of March, 2014, the last will and testament of Vernette Y. Reiher, deceased, bearing date of the 5th day of April, 2000, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Glenda R. Lovrien and Jason R. Reiher were appointed executors 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 ascertain-able, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons in-debted 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 authen-ticated, 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 2nd day of April, 2014. Glenda R. Lovrien and Jason R. Reiher Executors of estate 506 W. Prospect Street, Clarksville, IA 50619 303 Birch Street, Allison, IA 50602 G.A. Cady III, ICIS PIN No: AT0001386 Attorney for executors HOBSON, CADY & CADY, PLC 9 First Street, SW PO Box 4565 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-2555 Date of second publication 17th day of April, 2014 TJ-15-2

Proceedings: Butler Co.

MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON MARCH 25, 2014 Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Rex Ackerman with members Tom Heidenwirth and Mark V. Reiher present. Also present were Engineer John Riherd, Conservation Director Mike Miner and Fern Myers, Allison, Iowa. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Butler County Years of Service Awards were presented by Chairman Rex Ackerman. 15 Years - Dan Christiansen, Cheryl DeBower, Jason Rieken 20 Years - Francis Carroll, Beverly Truax, Karla Voss, DeWayne Viet 25 Years - Deb Bills, Tim Hippen, Mary Johnson, Steve Martin 30 Years – Bonnie Forry 35 Years – Deb McWhirter, Jon Uhlenhopp Board held a Public Hearing on proposed Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 County Budget. Present were Engineer John Riherd, Conservation Director Mike Miner and Fern Myers, Allison, Iowa. Auditor reported that no oral or written comments were received. Upon the close of the Public Hearing, it was moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to approve said Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 County Budget. Upon Roll Call the vote thereon was as follows: AYES: Tom Heidenwirth, Rex Ackerman, Mark V. Reiher NAYS: None Said Amendment duly adopted this 25th day of March, 2014. ATTEST: Lizbeth Williams, County Auditor RECORD OF HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF THE AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTY BUDGET The County Board of Supervisors met on March 25, 2014 to adopt an amendment to the current county budget as summarized below. The amendment was adopted after compliance with the public notice, public hearing and public meeting provisions as required by law. REVENUES


Intergovernmental $23,371,419 - Contributions from other County Social Services members EXPENDITURES Physical Health & Social Services: $10,000 Sanitarian Mental Health, MR & DD $22,717,522 – County Social Services County Environment and Education $120,000 – Land Acquisition Government Service to Residents $25,000 Elections WHEREUPON, the Chairperson declared the motion carried and Amendment duly adopted. RESOLUTION #797 WHEREAS, it was moved by Reiher, seconded by Heidenwirth to approve the appropriations as follows: Sanitarian $10,000 Mental Health $22,717,522 Conservation $120,000 Representation Services $25,000 Upon roll call the vote thereon was as follows: AYES: Rex Ackerman, Mark V. Reiher, Tom Heidenwirth NAYS: None THEREFORE, be it resolved that the motion was carried. WHEREUPON, the Resolution was declared duly adopted this 25th day of March, 2014. ATTEST: Lizbeth Williams, County Auditor Moved by Ackerman, second by Heidenwirth to approve Class C Liquor License with Outdoor Sales and Sunday Service for Round Grove Country Club, Greene, Iowa. Motion carried. Board approved claims as submitted. Board acknowledged receipt of Manure Management Plan Annual Updates for Asche East Finisher Farm; Frances Finisher Farm; Barnett Finisher Farm; Fink Finisher Farm; Noelck East Finisher Farm; Noelck West Finisher Farm; JAART LLC #2; Leon Finisher and Dralle. Chairman Ackerman adjourned the meeting at 9:45 A.M. to Tuesday, April 1, 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 25, 2014. TJ&CS 15-1 COUNTY NO: 12


Date budget amendment was adopted: 3/25/2014

For Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

The County Board of Supervisors met on the date specified immediately above to adopt an amendment to the current County budget as summarized below. The amendment was adopted after compliance with the public notice, public hearing, and public meeting provisions as required by law. Iowa Department of Management Form 653 A-R Sheet 2 of 2 (revised 04/30/12)

REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Delinquent Taxes - Levy Year Less: Credits to Taxpayers Net Current Property Taxes Delinquent Property Tax Revenue Penalties, Interest & Costs on Taxes Other County Taxes/TIF Tax Revenues Intergovernmental Licenses & Permits Charges for Service Use of Money & Property Miscellaneous Subtotal Revenues Other Financing Sources: General Long-Term Debt Proceeds Operating Transfers In Proceeds of Fixed Asset Sales Total Revenues & Other Sources EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Operating: Public Safety & Legal Services Physical Health & Social Services Mental Health, MR & DD County Environment & Education Roads & Transportation Government Services to Residents Administration Nonprogram Current Debt Service Capital Projects Subtotal Expenditures Other Financing Uses: Operating Transfers Out Refunded Debt/Payments to Escrow Total Expenditures & Other Uses Excess of Revenues & Other Sources over (under) Expenditures & Other Uses Beginning Fund Balance - July 1, Increase (Decrease) in Reserves (GAAP Budgeting) Fund Balance - Nonspendable Fund Balance - Restricted Fund Balance - Committed Fund Balance - Assigned Fund Balance - Unassigned Total Ending Fund Balance - June 30, Date original budget adopted: 03/12/13

Total Budget as Certified

Adopted Current

or Last Amended


Total Budget After Current Amendment







6,059,883 0

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

199,400 5,860,483 0 8,000 714,658 23,663,670 15,600 506,330 432,289 391,525 31,592,555

0 0 0 0 0 23,371,419 0 0 0 0 23,371,419

199,400 5,860,483 0 8,000 714,658 47,035,089 15,600 506,330 432,289 391,525 54,963,974

14 15 16 17

1,588,772 2,287,500 0 35,468,827

0 0 0 23,371,419

1,588,772 2,287,500 0 58,840,246

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

2,190,597 1,406,225 19,015,413 890,897 4,945,200 532,345 1,696,912 238,500 495,800 2,887,772 34,299,661

0 10,000 22,717,522 120,000 0 25,000 0 0 0 0 22,872,522

2,190,597 1,416,225 41,732,935 1,010,897 4,945,200 557,345 1,696,912 238,500 495,800 2,887,772 57,172,183

29 30 31

2,287,500 0 36,587,161

0 0 22,872,522

2,287,500 0 59,459,683

32 33

(1,118,334) 12,646,366

498,897 0

(619,437) 12,646,366





35 36 37 38 39 40

0 0 0 0 11,528,032 11,528,032

0 0 0 0 498,897 498,897

0 0 0 0 12,026,929 12,026,929

Date(s) current budget was subsequently amended: 10/22/13

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• Butler County Tribune-Journal •

Butler County Courthouse News DEATH RECORDS August Arjes, 93, Clarksville. Date of death, Aug. 13. Date recorded, Aug. 20. Marian Bundy, 86, Cedar Falls. Date of death, March 16. Date recorded, March 28. Theresa Buege, 68, Parkersburg. Date of death, July 17. Date recorded, July 22. Lester Bettenga, 92, Allison. Date of death, March 17. Date recorded, March 28. Lyla Carroll, 86, Clarksville. Date of death, July 24. Date recorded, Aug. 1. Ruby Foster, 99, Allison. Date of death March 12. Date recorded, March 24. Mary Hamilton, 64, Allison. Date of death, March 23. Date recorded, March 28. Sophie Meier, 0, Shell Rock. Date of death, Aug. 13. Date recorded, Aug. 21. Loren McRoberts, 91, Greene.

Date of death, Aug. 2. Date recorded, Aug. 12. Emma Nichols, 90, Shell Rock. Date of death, March 24. Date recorded, March 26. Rosalind Peterson, 73, Waterloo. Date of death, March 7. Date recorded, March 19. Edith Sonne, 90, Greene. Date of death, Feb. 22. Date recorded, March 20. Harvey Schipper, 83, Parkersburg. Date of death, Aug. 20. Date recorded, Aug. 22. Paul Smith, 79, Shell Rock. Date of death, March 23. Date recorded, March 27. Johanna Thrasher, 84, Clarksville. Date of death, March 18. Date recorded, March 25. Mary Van Dorn, 86, Parkersburg. Date of death, Aug. 13. Date recorded, Aug. 16. Bertha White, 93, Dumont. Date of death, Aug. 1. Date recorded, Aug. 5.

Public Notice Proceedings

PUBLIC NOTICE Internal, activities, admissions and employment are not based on race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, religion or disability in compliance with the Title VI of Public Law 88-352 the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 1991, as amended and Section 216 Code of IA as amended. Rehabilitation Center of Allison, Allison, IA 50602. Published in the Butler County Tribune-Journal April 10, 2014. TJ-15-1

Public Notice

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), at 229 E. Park Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The purpose of this hearing is to present for public comment the following amendment to the RTA’s FY’14-’17 Transportation Improvement Program: Adding a Bridge Replacement project in FY’14 and FY’15 for the bridge on Arlington St. in Aredale, over Boylan Creek, from the west city limit east 900 feet. The project’s FY’14 total estimated cost for design is $10,000, with $10,000 in federal Surface Transportation Program – Highway Bridge Program (STP-HBP) funds, and the project’s FY’15 total estimated cost for construction is $415,000, with $330,000 in federal STP-HBP funds. The public is hereby notified that if no changes are made to the proposed amendment stated above, it will be considered for adoption without further public comment. Any interested person or agency is invited to attend this hearing and speak for or against the amendment. Written comments will be accepted at the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments, 229 E. Park Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa 50703, through the date and time of the hearing as specified above. For additional information, you may contact Andrea White at (319) 235-0311 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays or via email at TJ-15-1

Unapproved minutes of: North Butler Community School District Board Work Session Agenda North Butler High School Library/ Media Center at Greene Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Call to Order by President Eric Bixby at 6:00 p.m. Roll Call and Determination of Quorum. Those in attendance: Bixby, Feldman, Heuer, Staudt, Moellers, Bruns. Member Lammers absent. Administration in attendance: Dan Huff, Aimee Wedeking, Terry Kenealy, Noreen Wiegmann - Board Secretary. President Eric Bixby welcomed Shellee Bartlett to the meeting. Approval of: Agenda with additions, deletions or corrections. Motion by Bruns and second by Feldman to approve agenda as presented. Ayes: Feldman, Heuer, Staudt, Moellers, Bruns, Bixby. Nays: None. Motion carried. New Business Consider and discuss Business Manager position for 2014-2015 in closed session with potential candidate(s) to discuss qualifications, performance and work history in accordance with Iowa statutes. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to go into closed session. Time: 6:03 p.m. Ayes: Heuer, Staudt, Moellers, Bruns, Bixby, Feldman. Nays: None. Motion carried. Motion by Bruns and second by Heuer to go into open session. Time: 7:28 p.m. Ayes: Staudt, Moellers, Bruns, Bixby, Feldman, Heuer. Nays: None. Motion carried. Consider and discuss Superintendent position interview schedule. Consider and discuss a proposed School Improvement Coordinator position. Adjournment. Motion by Bruns and second by Moellers to adjourn. Time: 8:21 p.m. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion carried. Next Meeting Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 at Greene beginning at 5:45 p.m. Eric Bixby North Butler Board President Noreen A. Wiegmann North Butler Board Secretary TJ-15-1

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & ADVERTISEMENTS FOR BIDS FOR THE PROPOSED City of Allison, Wilder Park All Seasons Lodge. Notice is hereby given that the City of Allison, will meet in the designated council room on the Twenty-first day of April, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at which time and place a hearing will be held on the proposed DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS, form of CONTRACT and ESTIMATE of COST for the Wilder Park All Seasons Lodge. Any interested party may appear to be heard. The proposed project consists of the construction of a new lodge building located in Wilder Park. The work to be done is as follows: The complete construction of a new lodge building, including but not limited to site preparation, sidewalks, footings and foundations, exterior walls, wood framed roofing, interior and exterior finishes, roofing, electrical systems, plumbing systems, heating and cooling systems. Lump sum bids will be received for the work. A lump sum bid for General Construction shall be received at this time. All contracts are to include the supply of materials, and installation of same. The Owner will receive bids before April 29th at 1:05 p.m. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud immediately after specified closing time. All bids must be filed at the Allison City Hall, 410 North Main Street, Allison, Iowa 50602 on or before the time herein set. All bids shall be on the form provided in the specifications. Each bid for General Construction shall be accompanied by a bid bond, certified check, cashier’s check or credit union certified share draft, in a separate sealed envelope in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of the bid. If bid bond is submitted, it must be on an approved AIA bid bond form. The certified check or cashier’s check shall be drawn on a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States of America; certified share draft shall be drawn on a credit union chartered under the laws of the United States. Bid security should be made payable to the City of Allison as security that if awarded a contract the bidder will enter into a contract at the prices bid and furnish the required Contractor’s Bonds and Certificate of Insurance. The certified check, cashier’s check, or certified share draft may be cashed, or the Bid Bond forfeited, and the proceeds retained as liquidated damages if the Bidder fails to execute a contract and file acceptable Certificate of Insurance within ten (10) days after the acceptance of the proposal by the Owner. No bidder may withdraw a proposal within thirty (30) days after the date set for opening bids. Payment to the Contractor will be made in monthly estimates and one final payment. Monthly estimates will be equivalent to ninetyfive percent (95%) of the contract value of the work completed during the preceding calendar month. Such payments will in no way be construed as an act of acceptance for any of the work partially or totally completed. Final payment to Contractor will be made no earlier than thirty-one (31) days from and after final acceptance of work by the Owner, subject to the contract conditions and in accordance with the provisions of Iowa Code chapters 26 and 573. Payment of the cost of said project will be

made in cash used for said purposes. The work under the contract shall commence on or before the date specified in the written ‘Notice of Proceed’ and shall be fully completed and ready for acceptance no later than the date specified by the contractor on the proposal form. By virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and produced within the State of Iowa and to Iowa domestic labor. The successful bidder for the General Construction Contract shall be required to furnish a Contractor’s Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bond on an approved AIA form in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. The bonds are to be issued by responsible surety, approved by the Owner, and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment for and of all materials and protect and save harmless the Owner from all claims and damages of any kind caused by the operation of the Contractor, and shall guarantee the work contracted for a period of one (1) year from the date of final acceptance of the improvements by the Owner. Plans and specifications governing construction of the proposed project have been prepared by Martin Gardner Architecture P.C., Marion, Iowa and are on file with the Owner, and the offices of Martin Gardner Architecture P.C. as well as other locations noted in the project manual. All materials and procedures shall be in strict accordance with said plans and specifications referred to and defining said proposed improvements and are hereby made a part of this Advertisement and of the proposed contract by reference, and that the contract shall be executed in compliance therewith. Plans and specifications and proposed contract documents may be examined at the Allison City Hall. Copies of the plans and specifications, form of contract and bid form may be obtained from Martin Gardner Architecture P.C., 700 11th Street, Suite 200, Marion, Iowa 52302, 319-377-7604. A maximum of two sets of Construction Documents will be provided to each General Contractor upon delivery of a $50 per set refundable deposit to the office of the Architect. All other Subcontractors and Suppliers may obtain one set of Construction Documents upon delivery of a refundable deposit to the office of the Architect. The drawings and specifications are available at the architect’s website Plans and specifications to be viewed are in Adobe .pdf format and may be downloaded and printed. Be aware that no warranty as to the compatibility of your computer software or hardware with the files provided is made. Variations between the printed files provided above by the Architect and these electronic files may exist. In the event that a conflict does exist, the printed documents issued by the Architect will take precedence over the downloaded files. The City of Allison hereby reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid. Published upon order of the City of Allison and the Wilder Park Board. By: Scott Henrichs, Mayor of Allison George North, Park Board Chairperson Attest: Glenda Miller TJ-15-1

CITATIONS Steven Zea, 44, Waterloo, open container – driver over 21, $300 fine, $105 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Colby Timmer, 34, Cedar Falls, speeding, $60 fine, $21 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jade Link, 35, Waverly, speeding, $180 fine, $63 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Patricia Hoff, 47, Parkersburg, speeding, $120 fine, $42 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Jay Rogers, 48, Clarksville, operation without registration, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Kendall Vry, 52, Parkersburg, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Thoms Koop, 19, New Hartford, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Steven Thorne, 59, Golden Valley (Minn.), speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Gordon Peterson, 60, Clarence, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Keith Oldenburger, 53, Parkersburg, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Shane Lamb, 47, Voorhies, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Shane Lamb, 47, Voorhies, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Lanae Miller, 33, Greene, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Debra Walters, 59, Parkersburg, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Shane Cox, 51, Dike, operation by unqualified driver, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Shane Cox, 51, Dike, failure to comply with safety regulation rules, and $60 fine. Richard Luhring, 50, Waverly, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Thomas Kisner, 45, Waterloo, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Dean Soash, 76, Waverly, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT One probation revocation. Jason Laforte, New Hartford, on April 2 pled guilty to first-offense OWI. Sentence deferred to one-year self-probation, $1,250 fine, and $190 court costs. SMALL CLAIMS Alied Manatts Group LLC v. Terrill Schwebke, Aplington. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $218.76 with 2.12% interest from Feb. 7. Hauge Associates, Inc., v. Jeramiah and Jessica Poland, Dumont. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,190.04 with 2.12% interest from Feb. 26.

Progressive Northern Insurance Company v. Mike Kleinfelter, Shell Rock. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $3,232.08 with 2.12% interest from March 4. Hauge Associates, Inc., v. Jessica Woodley, Parkersburg. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $638.86 with 2.12% interest from March 7. Stellar Recovery, Inc., v. Dustin Cole, Clarksville. Judgment for plaintiff in the amount of $2,473.69 with 2.12% interest from Feb. 7. MARRIAGE LICENSES Tamara Conklin, 50, Greene, to Bruce Wiedeman, 49, Greene. Alanna Bamrick, 23, Allison, to Jordan Eberline, 26, Allison. PROPERTY TRANSFERS Warranty Deed: Herbert and Mary Freese to Andrea Dickman; AllisonAL-Original Town–24-; AL-42–24; 2014-0868. Warranty Deed: Fern Bienemann to Scott Dietz; Clarksville-CL-Orig Twn and CH Blks-2-2 and 3-ETC; CL-210-2-2 and 3-ETC; 2014-0869. Mortgages: Scott and Jessica Dietz to Iowa State Bank; ClarksvilleCL-Orig Twn and Ch Blks-2-2 and 3-ETC; CL-210-2-2 and 3-ETC; 2014-0870. Mortgages: Connie Rossol to Veridian Credit Union; 92-15-14SW SW; 2014-0871. Release: Hardin County State Bank to Larry and Mildred Rewerts; 90-17-32-N1/2 SE; 2014-0872. Warranty Deed: Ronald and Diane Salge to Milton and Marilyn Ulfers; 91-17-31-NE SE-Parcel B; 20140873. Warranty Deed: Ruth Wunsch to Phillip and Lucy McPherson; Greene-GR-Traers 2nd ADD-5-9-; GR-419-5-9; 2014-0874. Mortgages: Philip and Lucy McPherson to Lincoln Savings Bank; Greene-Gr-Traers 2nd ADD-59-; GR-418-6-9; 2014-0875. Release: Lincoln Savings Bank to Herbert and Mary Freese, AllisonAL-Original Town–24-; AL-42–24; 2014-0876. Release: MidwestOne Bank to Dean and Vicki Neuberger, 91-18-22-SE-BEG S1/4 COR; 20140880. Release: Iowa State Bank to Timothy and Lana Devilbiss; Shell Rock-SR-Original Town-2-10SUBD LTS E and F ETC; SR-705-210-SUBD LTS E and F ETC; 20140881. Release: Iowa State Bank to Timothy and Lana Devilbiss; Shell Rock-SR-Original Town-2-10-ETC; SR-705-2-10-ETC; 2014-0882. Warranty Deed: Bradley and Kobey Swarts to Marvin and Jean McElvain; New Hartford-NH-Roots ADD-13-2-W 53 FT; NH-507-132-W 53 FT; 2014-0886. Release: Veridian Credit Union to Bradley and Kobey Swarts; New Hartford-NH-Roots ADD-13-2-W 53 FT; NH-507-13-2-W 53 FT; 2014-0894. Release: Veridian Credit Union continued on page 7

Proceedings: Allison City of Allison Council Meeting Monday, March 24, 2014 Regular Meeting of the Allison City Council: The Allison City Council met in regular session on March 24, 2014. Mayor Scot Henrichs called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. Council members present: Janis Cramer, Ron Davis, Ryan Henrichs, Jerry Platter. Absent: James Blockhus. Others Present – Kim Miller, Allan Brockway, Lee Gallentine – City Engineer, Larry Burger – Speer Financial. It was moved by Platter and Seconded by Cramer to approve the agenda. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Open Forum: Ron Henning, Jefferson Township Trustee, was present at the meeting. He would like to see a report done by the City of Allison showing the income and expenses of the fire department and how that relates to the amount of sections served by the fire department for Jackson, Jefferson, West Point and Ripley Twp. The City Clerk will check into how other cities do this. Consent Agenda: It was moved by Davis and Seconded by Henrichs to approve the consent agenda. Included in the consent agenda: 1. Approve minutes from the meeting on 3/10/2014 and the Special Meeting on 3/17/2014. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. New Business: Larry Burger – Speer Financial - presented different alternatives to the Council on the borrowing needs when we do the sewer system project and repayment options for those loans. Due to the fact we may need to borrow more than the amounts he showed, he will prepare new scenarios for the Council. He also discussed with the Council the present borrowing needed for the street project in the industrial park, the fire rescue truck, and the DOT reimbursement. According to Mark Cory, the Cities Bonding Attorney, due to the fact that the DOT reimbursement would not qualify for a general obligation Capital Loan Note since it is not an essential corporate purpose– that loan will need to be dealt with on its own. Speer financial is working with Lincoln Savings Bank to negotiate a loan for the street project and the rescue truck. The public hearing on that loan note will be held on April 7, 2014 @ 5:15 p.m. The council discussed the summer street repair project. A concerned citizen asked that several streets be checked out to see if they should be put on the priority list for street repair this year. The council tabled this decision until the meeting on April 7th as to which streets they plan on repairing this year. They will also discuss curb & gutter repair at that time.

Jerry Platter attended a meeting at the INRCOG Office in Waterloo on March 19th in regards to the Safe Routes to School project. The funds are now handled by a Transportation Alternatives Program. The Committee voted to grant $83,000 to the City of Allison for the Safe Routes to School Project with the funds being distributed in 2018. This would give the City of Allison time to reassess the project and also decide where the additional funds of around $60,000 would come from to complete the project at that time. Mayor Scot Henrichs and Councilman Jerry Platter attended the RTA Technical Committee work session on March 20th at the INRCOG Office in Waterloo on the Farm to Market Street Repair Project. The RTA Committee has $548,000 programmed towards the Farm to Market Street Repair in 2016. Scot & Jerry confirmed with the Committee that our project is still on track and that the funding is still needed. They gave a report to the Council about this meeting. Mayor Scot Henrichs and City Engineer – Lee Gallentine of Ryken Engineering and Don Moore also of Ryken Engineering held a conference call at City Hall on Friday, March 21st with the Department of Natural Resources as a project initiation meeting in regards to the updates needed in the cities sanitary sewer system. A discussion was held with the City Council in regards to this conference call. Later this spring work will need to be done at the lagoons to be able to accurately check the inflow and outflow of the lagoons. This will help determine what steps of construction will be necessary for the sanitary sewer system repair to satisfy the Cities NPDES discharge permit with the DNR. The City Council has decided to check into reinstating the tax abatement which was previously in force to those building new homes in the City of Allison. They advised the City Clerk to check into what it would take to have this reinstated. Old Business: Handicapped sidewalks ramps were discussed. With Spring approaching there are some ramps that need to be completed that were delayed from being done last fall due to the onset of the cold weather. This item was also then tabled until the April 7th meeting so more information can be obtained as to cost. Platter made a motion to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. Seconded by Cramer. Next meeting will be on April 7, 2014 @ 5:15 p.m. Signed: Scot Henrichs – Mayor Attest: Glenda Miller – City Clerk TJ-15-1


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Thursday, April 10, 2014 •


Shirley Henrichs bakes perfect pie

Shirley Henrichs is among the best cooks in Butler County. The judging team from Lincoln Savings Bank selected Shirley’s banana creampie as the winner of the perfect pie contest, hosted by the Allison Public Library. An old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook recipe was Henrichs’ guide, with intuition adding the extra tidbits to achieve the feat. Henrichs favorite cookbooks are old church ones. “Baking pie is easy because my husband, John, is willing to stand at the stove and stir,” she says. She is the winner of a new engraved pie server and the 2014 Taste of Home Annual Recipes book. Perfect Pie Winner by Shirley Henrichs Banana Cream 2/3 C sugar ¼ t salt 2 C milk 3 slightly beaten egg yolks 2 T butter ½ t vanilla 1 baked 9 inch pastry shell 3 stiff beaten egg whites ¼ t cream of tartar 6 T sugar Mix cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Put a little of the milk with egg yolks and beat well. Add rest of milk to sugar and cornstarch. Add the egg yolks and milk. Cook until thick and smooth – stirring constantly. When thickened add butter and vanilla. Let cool.

Shirley Henrichs won a new engraved pie server and the 2014 Taste of Home Annual Recipes book Slice 2-3 bananas in small bowl and cover with orange juice. This helps to keep bananas from turning dark. When filling is cool – drain the bananas and arrange in pie crust. Cover with filling. Meringue 3 egg whites

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Liebe Care Center Greene, Iowa

Wednesday April 9th - We will begin our morning with a game of Dice Baseball. This afternoon, come out to the lounge area for a game of

Sheriff’s Report Monday, March 31: • Deputies executed four traffic stops and assisted with one medical call. • 12:55 p.m.: Deputies were called to the intersection of Vail Ave. and West Brook St., New Hartford, for a criminal mischief report. Subject reportedly tampered with a field tile. • 3:39 p.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious activity report in the 100 block of N. 2nd St., Greene. Unfounded. • 8:48 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 400 block of Packwaukee St. Tuesday, April 1: • Deputies executed three traffic stops, assisted one motorist, and received a report of three controlled burns. • 5:01 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 11300 block of Oak Ave., Greene. • 5:19 p.m.: Deputies received a report of fraud in the 20400 block of Yale Ave., Shell Rock. • 9:49 p.m.: Deputies received a theft report in the 900 block of 8th St., Allison. A trailer was taken by a friend and not returned. Deputy advised subject to return the trailer. Wednesday, April 2: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with two medical calls, and received two reports of controlled burns. • 12:46 a.m.: Deputies received a burglary report in the 500 block of Main St., Dumont. • 6:15 a.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of Beaver Valley St. and Utica Ave. • 4:49 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 900 block of Parriott St., Aplington. • 8:19 p.m.: Deputies took a suspicious activity report near the intersection of 270th St. and Highway 14. Thursday, April 3: • Deputies executed two traffic stops and assisted with six medical calls. • 3:54 a.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 500 block of N. Williams St., Shell Rock. • 9:17 a.m.: Deputies were called to an alarm in the 1100 block of Water St. • 9:27 a.m.: Deputies took a theft report on an old case involving cattle for insurance reasons near the intersection of 280th St. and Newell Ave. • 10:45 a.m.: Deputies received a trespassing report in the 400 block of W. Prospect St. • 10:56 a.m.: Deputies arrested Ethan Wiatek, 23, Osage, in Mitchell County on a Butler County warrant for a probation violation with regards to a burglary charge. Friday, April 4: • Deputies executed 11 traffic stops, assisted one motorist, assisted with one medical calls, and received a report of one controlled burn. • 6:30 a.m.: Deputies were called to a personal injury accident near the intersection of 190th St. and Highway 14, Allison. • 11:54 a.m.: Deputies were called

¼ t cream of tartar 6 T sugar Beat egg whites with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Start adding sugar very slowly until meringue is stiff and glossy. Spread on top of filling with a knife. Bake at 350F until lightly browned.

to a personal injury accident near the intersection of 180th St. and Newell Ave., Allison. • 5:26 p.m.: Deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the 200 block of E. Greene St., Clarksville. Unable to locate. • 9:02 p.m.: Deputies received a stray dog report in the 200 block of Wright St. • 9:17 p.m.: Deputies received a stray cat report in the 1200 block of Florence St. Saturday, April 5: • Deputies executed seven traffic stops, assisted one motorist, assisted with four medical calls, and received reports of 10 controlled burns. • 12:40 a.m.: Deputies were called to a lost dog matter in the 300 block of Birch St., Allison. • 3:03 p.m.: Deputies were called to a grass/field fire in the 16700 block of 315th St. • 7:03 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 100 block of W. Adair St. • 8:35 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 30700 block of 212th St. • 8:58 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of Evergreen Ave. and Highway 3. • 9:04 p.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 300 block of W. Superior St., Clarksville. • 9:09 p.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 13400 block of 110th St. • 11:45 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of 280th St. and Sinclair Ave. Sunday, April 6: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with one medical call, and received reports of 10 controlled burns. • 1:59 a.m.: Deputies were called to a family domestic matter in the 400 block of S. Fremont St., Clarksville. • 2:52 a.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious vehicle/person report in the 3000 block of Trapper Road, New Hartford. • 6:59 a.m.: Deputies took a burglary report in the 800 block of 3rd Ave., Parkersburg. • 3:21 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 13700 block of N. Ave. • 6:18 p.m.: Deputies arrested Anthony Desin, 25, Parkersburg, on a warrant for probation revocation hearing with regards to domestic abuse. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released. • 9:44 p.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious vehicle report near the intersection of Vail Ave. and W. Brook St. • 9:59 p.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious vehicle complaint in the 400 block of Elm St. Deputies arrested Alex Shadlow, 24, Allison, for driving while suspended and possession of marijuana. He was being held pending a hearing. Monday, April 7: • Deputies assisted with one medical call prior to 8:25 a.m.

Wheel of Fortune. Come out to the dining area this evening at 6:45 for a fun game of “Easy Come, Easy Go.” OLD WIVES’ TALES FOR SPRING - “If a swallow builds a nest on your roof, your home will be protected from fire and storms.” “When spiders desert their webs for sheltered crevices, rain is on the way.” “It is considered unlucky to pick up your own dropped umbrella.” Thursday April 10th - We will be playing a game of Penny Pitch this morning in the lounge area. Come out to the dining area this afternoon for a game of UNO. Today is the anniversary of the patent of the safety pin (1849). Friday April 11th - Come out to the lounge area this morning for a game of Bean Bag Toss. This afternoon we will be playing Coin Toss. Today is known as National Pet Day. Saturday April 12th - We will be having some Balloon Fun this afternoon in the lounge area. This evening at 7:00, come out to the lounge area for a choice to watch a Movie or Lawrence Welk. Today is known as National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Sunday April 13th - The Youth of St. Peter Lutheran Church will be here at 10:15 to sing for us. We look forward to special music from children! Devotions will be led by United Methodist Church/Church of the Brethren this afternoon at 2:00pm. Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week - Holy Week, also known as Great Week, leading up to Easter Sunday is a time for reflection and prayer. Monday April 14th - We will be playing Bottle Frisbie this morning in the lounge area. We will have a visit from out Third Grade Friends this afternoon. We always have a fun time with them. Such a good bunch of kids! Today is known as International Moment of Laughter Day. Tuesday April 15th - We will be “Looking Good” following our morning pampering. This afternoon we will be celebrating April birthdays with our monthly birthday party, with music provided by Janice and Shirley. DID YOU KNOW There is a full moon tonight. The Colonial American Moon names are planter’s moon, Easter moon, pink moon, grass moon, egg moon, and seed moon. The Cheyenne Indian name is spring moon, and the Osage Indian name is planting moon. Exercise group is held Monday through Friday prior to morning and afternoon activities. Social time is held at 2:30 daily, or when afternoon activites are complete. You may visit us online at www. or in person at 108 South High Street in Greene. We hope everyone has a wonderful week! Warmer weather is forcasted, let’s hope they are right!

Allison proclaims Arbor Day

Allison Mayor Scot Henrichs designated April 15-22 as Arbor Week, and April 17 as Arbor Day. Henrichs signed the proclamation in front of the Allison Trees Committee. Committee members with the mayor are, front row: Eileen Wust, Henrichs and Lois McDowell. Back row: Tim Junker, Duane Feltz, Raymond Grapp, Dr. North and Wayne Wiegmann.

Dumont Community Library by Deb Eisentrager

Spring has officially arrived and it’s about time. Mother Nature doesn’t seem to agree though. I know everyone is sick of cold weather just like I am. I hear it every day. This week I would like to talk about a few of the programs that are available at our library. We now have two children’s programs during the week. Lego League is held on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00-4:00. The kids get out early every week so this is a fun activity they can enjoy at the library. We have quite a variety of Legos and we let the kids build whatever they want. Thursday afternoons are Thursday Things. This is our story time program where we read a few stories, do a craft and have a snack. Thursday Things will end in May with a little break before we start our summer reading program on June 12. The library shows a movie on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. This is a film appropriate for adults who would like a change of pace for their day. It has been chosen so that you should not be offended. This should be a bright spot in your day. No reservations are needed, just come and enjoy. A free will offering would be accepted.
 Our new book club met for the first time on April 3. Krista Wilson has agreed to lead the group and we appreciate her volunteering her time for this new endeavor. The group chose House Rules by Jodi Picoult as their first book. They plan to meet again on April 24 for a discussion on this title. In the future the group plans to meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. If you would like to join, give me a call at 641-8573304 and we will get a book for you. I’m looking forward to working with our new group. Help us celebrate National Library Week April 13-19. Stop by and sign up for a chance to win an afghan. Upcoming Events Apr. 10 – Movie Day for Adults featuring New Hope 1:00 Apr. 10 – Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45 Apr. 16 - Lego League 2:00-4:00 Apr. 17 - Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45 Apr. 23 – Lego League 2:00-4:00 Apr. 24 – Movie Day for Adults featuring The Shunning 1:00 Apr. 24 – Thursday Things Children’s Program 4:00-4:45 Apr. 24 – Book Club 7:00 Butler County Courthouse News

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NEW RELEASES: THE EXECUTION by Dick Wolf . . . After a Mexican assassin leaves behind 23 beheaded bodies on the United States border, Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency follows him to New York City where she teams up with NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk to stop this ruthless killer from adding to his body count. CARTHAGE by Joyce Carol Oates . . . Zeno Mayfield’s daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father’s frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects—a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. IN THE BLOOD by Lisa Unger . . . A master manipulator and compulsive liar, Lana Granger, with her trust fund almost depleted, takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke, who, accustomed to controlling the people in his life, threatens to reveal the truth about her involvement in the disappearance of her closest friend. TWISTED SISTERS by Jen Lancaster . . . Struggling in her younger sister’s shadow in spite of her professional achievements as a television psychologist, Reagan Bishop accepts unconventional advice from a New Age healer only to have her successes backfire when she uses her newfound abilities for revenge. LOVE FINDS YOU IN DAISY OKLAHOMA by Janice Hanna . . . Rena Jewel deals with unruly children and an attraction to the sheriff, a widower with two boys of his own, when she accepts his invitation to help run an orphanage in Daisy, Oklahoma, where a tornado ravaged the town two years ago. THE CHANCE by Robyn Carr . . . With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. The locals embraced Laine as one of their own after she risked her life to save a young girl from a dangerous cult. Knowing her wounds go beyond the physical, Laine hopes she’ll fit in for a while and learn to open her heart to others. SECRETS SHE LEFT BEHIND by Diane Chamberlain . . . One af-

ternoon, single mother Sara Weston says that she’s going to the store— and never returns. In her absence, she leaves her teenage son alone with his damaged past and a legacy of secrets. Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survived—but with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half sister, Maggie Lockwood. THE LETTERS by Suzanne Woods Fisher . . . At Eagle Hill, an Amish bed and breakfast, guests arrive with their worries and leave with their problems solved in surprising ways. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE by Marie Force . . . When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she’s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client—and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it. FOR YOUNG READERS: THE LAST PRESENT by Wendy Mass . . . Amanda and Leo have a history with birthdays. Now their friend’s little sister, Grace, has fallen into a strange frozen state on her birthday, and Amanda and Leo must travel in time in order to fix whatever’s wrong. As they journey back to each of Grace’s birthdays, they start seeing all sorts of patterns . . . which raise all sorts of questions. WHO GOES THERE? by Karma Wilson . . . Just as Lewis the mouse is settling into his near-perfect home for the winter, still wondering what is missing, he hears noises and must use his bravest voice to scare away whatever horrid creature is scratching and tapping at his tree. I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer . . . Follows Abraham Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, showing how he spoke up about fairness and eventually led the country to abolish slavery. TEN TINY TOES by Caroline Jayne Church . . . Mouth, ears, eyes, nose, arms, belly, legs, and ten tiny toes make one perfect story. Given in memory of Zendaya Kramer. DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: GRAVITY, CATCHING FIRE, and FREE BIRDS.

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By Vicky Malfero Freeze Frame Bowl – Greene, Iowa League Bowling Stats Wednesday Night Mixed Hot Shot League Date Bowled: Wednesday, 4/2/14 Allison Pharmacy 40-16 Wyffel’s Hybrids 35-21 Dralle’s Dept. Store 31-25 A&M Electric 22-34 Sonya’s Salon 21-35 Emerald Door Inn 19-37 High Game / High Series Gordy Smith 233/661, Clark Freesemann 213/599, Marv Enabnit 210,227/591, Cody Gethmann 208,213/587, Darin Trees 212/582, Daryl Healey 557, Collin Freesemann 212/553, Matt Katcher 213/538, Derek Lines 532, Kevin Schafer 522, Isaac Almelien 516, Randy Moad 211/512, Justin Abell 507, Sonya Bauer 202/504, Jerry Klingbeil 200, Joe Soderberg 200. Next week final week of bowling. Followed by roll off on April 16th and banquet for Wed. & Thurs. leagues on April 23rd.

RAGBRAI is Coming to Greene For a few short hours on Thursday, July 24, Greene’s population will multiply by between 8,000-10,000 people or more. They need your help to get ready for the fun! The committee is looking for community groups, civic groups, churches and anyone else interested

in having a vendor booth to attend a meeting on Monday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in participating. It will be held at the Greene Community Center. Plan on attending the meeting and bring along your ideas, questions, plans, and concerns.

Just 42 percent of Americans say college athletes should be paid. However, after learning the NCAA makes over $700 million a year from the television broadcast rights of the men’s basketball tournament, 50 percent of American thought basketball players should get a share of TV revenue.

Also, 64 percent say college athletes should receive revenue when jerseys are sold or likenesses used in video games or merchandise. Reason-Rupe national poll conducted live interviews with 1,003 Americans on mobile (503) and landline (500) phones from March 26-30 to get results. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percent.

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Frost still in the ground, fertilizer applications have started DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Farmers, like everyone else, are ready for some more warm weather that will allow them to get out in the fields and prepare for the growing season,” Northey said. “Soils remain very cool, with frost still in the ground in Northern Iowa, and will need to warm. Some fertilizer applications have started.” The weekly report is also available on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s website at www.IowaAgriculture. gov or on USDA’s site at www.nass. The report summary follows here: CROP REPORT   Warmer temperatures allowed some farmers to do fieldwork during the week ending April 6, 2014, according

Iowa Crops & Weather Report Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey

to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Farmers in northern Iowa were able to get some fieldwork done early in the week before being halted by precipitation. Southern Iowa farmers were able to spend more time in the field with the South Central District averaging 4 days suitable, the highest in the State. Activities for the week included applying fertilizer and seeding oats. Farmers across the state were also busy preparing machinery for the upcoming planting season. Topsoil moisture levels rated 8 percent very short, 30 percent short, 57 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels rated 16 percent very short, 44 percent short, 39 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Frost was still in the ground in most parts of the State

Thursday Night Mixed Pin Buster League Date Bowled: Thursday, 3/27/14 Congratulations to Freeze Frame for winning second half. Freeze Frame 32-16 Feldmeier’s 29-19 Curly’s DD 26-22 Pioneer 25-23 Buck Wild 17-31 Cooper’s 15-33 High Game / High Series Darin Trees 220,246,221/687, Jim Blockhus 219,228/630, Cody Gethmann 201,234/626, Clark Freesemann 244,216/625, Gordy Smith 211/591, Curt Henrichs 235/590, Marv Enabnit 242/578, Ron Salge 200/554, Brett Langfritz 551, Mike Salge 222/551, Tim Parton 534, Cory Miller 529, Ryan Schnoes 202/528.

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causing little moisture to absorb to subsoil levels. Seven percent of oats have been planted, 2 percent behind last year and 22 percent behind average. Pasture condition rated 19 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 19 percent good and 0 percent excellent. Most pastures were dormant or just starting to turn color. Livestock conditions were reported as good, except for areas where hogs have been affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). IOWA PRELIMINARY WEATHER SUMMARY By Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship Iowa experienced typically variable early spring weather over the past week. The reporting week began with temperatures above normal on Sunday (30th) and Monday (1st) with high temperatures in the 60’s northeast and 70’s southwest both days. Little Sioux and Sidney reached 77 degrees on Sunday while Clarinda had the week’s highest temperature with a 79 degree reading on Monday. Across parts of northeastern Iowa this was the first time since November 17 that temperatures climbed higher than the 40’s. However, a strong cold front entered northwest Iowa late Monday morning and passed through all of the state by that evening. Temperatures were below freezing statewide by sunrise Tuesday (1st) with Holstein reporting a low of 14 degrees. Light rain fell across most of the state on Monday but with amounts mostly under one-tenth of an inch. Cooler than normal weather prevailed for the remainder of the reporting week. Daytime highs were only in the mid 30’s over northwestern Iowa on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The week’s heaviest precipitation fell on Thursday (3rd) with early morning thunderstorms bringing slightly more than an inch of rain to far southeastern Iowa while snow fell across the northwest one-half of the state. Keokuk Airport and Burlington reported the most rain with 1.33 inches while greatest snow amounts were reported at Sibley (7.8 inches) and near Cleghorn (9.0 inches). Morning low temperatures on Saturday (5th) fell to 16 degrees at Audubon and Atlantic. However, Saturday afternoon temperatures rose to the low 50’s north to low 60’s west. Temperatures for the week as a whole averaged 3.4 degrees below normal. Weekly precipitation totals varied from only 0.05 inches at Indianola to 1.38 inches at the Keokuk Airport. The statewide average precipitation was 0.40 inches or about two-thirds of the weekly normal of 0.64 inches. This was the 18th week among the past 21 weeks with below normal precipitation and below normal temperatures. The topsoil has thawed throughout the state but considerable frost remains at depth over parts of the northern one-half of the state.

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MASON CITY – A pair of players from North Butler will compete in the North Iowa Area Community College Senior All-Star game on Sunday afternoon. Representing the girls’ Blue roster will be Channing Wunsch. Playing for the boys’ Gold roster will be Shaylon Lahr. The girls’ contest slated for 1 p.m. and the boys will follow at approximately 3 p.m. NIACC Girls Blue Roster Logan Anderson, Clear Lake; Bailey Kibsgaard, Clear Lake; Liz Shaw, Osage; Savannah Lentz, Crestwood; Sarah Orban, Lake Mills; Ema Anderson, Lake Mills; Tessa Anderson, Crestwood; Trudy Peterson, Clear Lake, Jadee Walsh, Osage; Liz Springer, Forest City; Channing Wunsch, North Butler. NIACC Boys Gold Roster Sam Amsbaugh, West Fork; Will Bird, Central Springs; Trevor Haaland, Osage; Kyle Hanson, St. Ansgar; John Jones, Rockford; Tyler LaBarge, Charles City; Shaylon Lahr, North Butler; Pete LaPointe, Mason City Newman; Chase McCurdy, St. Angar; Hunter Myers, West Fork; Thomas Patterson, Central Springs; Ryan Turner, Rockford; Justin Zimmerman, Osage.

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Monday, April 14: Breakfast: Cereal, yogurt, fruit Lunch: Crispito, lettuce/cheese/ corn, refried beans, fruits Tuesday, April 15: Breakfast: Egg patty, toast, fruit Lunch: Rib patty, W/G bun, French fries or SP Fries, fruit Wednesday, April 16: Breakfast: Cereal, toast, fruit Lunch: Tater tot casserole, mixed vegetables, fruits/jelly, bread-2 Thursday, April 17: Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage patty Lunch: Shrimp poppers, has browns, fruits Friday, April 18: Good Friday, No School! Breakfast includes orange juice and milk. Lunches include milk and salad bar. Menus are subject to change.

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Monday, April 14: Ham, au gratin potatoes, buttered peas, fruited jello Tuesday, April 15: Beef stroganoff, country trio vegetables, jello poke cake Wednesday, April 16: Beef stuffed peppers, creamy coleslaw, mandarin oranges Thursday, April 17: Meatloaf, boiled potatoes/marg., green beans, strawberry chocolate cake Friday, April 18: Rice with sweet & sour chicken, broccoli cuts, pears

McAvoy to compete for Knights

WAVERLY – Jessa McAvoy, a sophomore at Wartburg College, will compete for the Knights’ track team this spring. McAvoy is a 2012 graduate of North Butler High School and competed in the hurdles as a prep.

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Mon., April 14: A: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Cabbage, Wheat Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Spinach and Turkey Salad, Orange Juice, No Salt Crackers, Fresh Fruit, and Salad Dressing Tues., April 15: A: Spanish Beef Patty, Red Roasted Potatoes, Spring Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Peaches and Pineapple, and Margarine B: Herbed Pork Patty, Red Roasted Potatoes, Spring Vegetables, Wheat Bread, Peaches and Pineapple, and Margarine Wed., April 16: A: Beef Chili, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Margarine B: Tuna Macaroni Salad, Mixed Bean Soup, Green Pea Salad, Wheat Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Margarine Thurs., April 17: A: Chicken Fettuccini, Green Beans, Stewed Tomatoes, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Margarine B: Sliced Roast Beef, Swiss Cheese, Tomato Wedges, Potato Salad, Multi Grain Bread, Fresh Fruit, and Mustard Fri., April 18: Center Closed There are two menu options on most days of the month. Both congregate and home delivered meals may choose between option A and option B. Meals must be ordered in advance. All meals must be ordered by 9 a.m. the day before receiving a meal. Preference for Option A or B must be given at time of order – if no preference is given, Option A will be served. Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877538-0508.

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Fran Young’s Some messages are so good they bear repeating… especially when it comes to saving money and living better. That is exactly why I am always so happy to spread the good news about Walmart and how they really do save us money on the things we need everyday… and then some. At Walmart they are always focused on how they can best serve those who depend on them. From local people who get the good paying stable jobs Walmart makes available, to local communities who reap the tax benefits that Walmart provides, and the many local students and charities

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Ken Leisinger has made it a point to gain the experience and knowledge it takes to be able to complete all phases of auto body and paint work so that any vehicle brought to his shop leaves looking like new. It’s just that caliber of dedication to excellence that makes Leisinger Body Shop stand out in their field. Their reputation has been earned over the years. Ken works hard to earn and keep his reputation as the best place to have any paint and body work done. We always recommend him because we know he lives up to everything we say. We’ve never heard anything but the highest compliments about his work. When you need a windshield replaced, have rock chips, or need dings repaired,

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Life at Liebe Care Center, Valley View Independent Living, Cedar Vale Assisted Living and Whispering Willow is comfortable and relaxed for those who have made them their home. They no longer have worries and concerns about maintaining their homes, mowing and shoveling snow. That all sounds good. The friendship and concern of caring neighbors is a definite plus. Tenants can be as private as they desire, but loneliness is not a characteristic of the lifestyle at Liebe Care Center, Valley View, Cedar Vale and Whispering Willow. With the diversity of interests shared by the tenants, life is never boring. Whatever level of life style you need we are

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apparent the minute you go visit one of the homes run by Ray, Betty, their daughters and grandson. The Liebe family and their staff are all commit- ted to providing professional care, and wonderful assisted and independent living apartments and that is going to be plainly obvious. They all have a positive upbeat atmosphere, and the truth is that everything is just more enjoyable when you have someone to share it with. You will really be glad to call them “home.” You’ll wonder why you didn’t make the move sooner. They are senior living at its very best.

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Yes! It can happen anywhere, anytime. You’re sitting at a stoplight, or stop sign, or driving down a road and a deer or car comes out of nowhere, and… bam! That’s when you need the number of a good body shop. Well you’re in luck… Leisinger Body Shop is close by at 620 N. Public Road in Shell Rock (319-885-6526), and better yet, they’re well equipped and definitely experienced. It’s no surprise to any of the past customers of Leisinger Body Shop why so many people drive for miles to take their vehicle there when they need paint and body work done, or glass replaced. Anyone who has ever seen the work done by Leisinger Body Shop has nothing but praise for the quality of their work.

who receive the blessings of scholarships and support from every Walmart in America. I truly believe, as do many many others that I have talked to, that Walmart is good for the economy… good for America. For us that starts with our local Walmart at 2700 4th Street SW in Waverly (319-352-5260) and spreads to all the other communities across our great nation. Walmart really does save us money so we can live better. Saving us money is just the beginning. Walmart saves us time by having just about anything we need to run our homes and busi-

ter cold winter with lots of snowfall. They sure hit the nail on the head. Hopefully you made sure your roofs were prepared for the extra moisture and weight. . If you have discovered a leak, or you suspect your roof might have been weakened due to the extreme weight of the snow we have had, don’t take chances… call Iowa Falls Roofing at 133 E. Rockslvania at 641-648-9151 or 800-944-2338. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Through the years we have always chosen

way they handle their business… and yours, and that’s very comforting. The reasons for needing insurance are numerous. Don’t make the mistake of “putting off ‘til tomorrow” what you should take care of today, you never know what the future brings. However, you can make sure you’re prepared financially for whatever happens by contacting Greene Insurance Services at 112 S. First Street in Greene (641-816-4153). We know Lucas and Nancy will live up to our recommendations and your expectations… they’ve got you covered.

Covenant Clinic sets the standard for health care through their compassion, expertise and vision. Their values are rooted in our small communities. They treat each patient as family, providing exceptional care, after all… they’re your neighbors. Patients are never numbers, they know their names, their families, their histories, and their unique medical needs. They tailor medical care to meet these needs, because they know that a large part of recovery depends on support and shared strength. Their vision, likewise, comes from our communities. They want the best for those for which they provide care. Their vision, likewise, comes from our communities. They want the best for those for which they

provide care. Wanting the best for their patients is a prerequisite, not an option. We who receive their care are the ones who benefit. They’ll be there when you don’t feel well, need immunizations or you have a minor emergency. They are always on the cutting edge of new technology bringing the latest in health care to our communities at: 217 20th Street NW in Waverly (319-352-9500), 309 S. Cherry in Shell Rock (319-885-4363) or 602 7th Ave SW in Tripoli (319-882-3534). At Covenant Clinics they emphasize a heritage of hope and healing with a genuine spirit of compassionate care. You can trust that they are dedicated to meeting your family’s health care needs.

They have a strong commitment to health, wellness, preventative care and healthy lifestyles for all ages at every time of life. Covenant Clinic is the area’s largest provider network, made up of 60 Primary Care physicians in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, plus more than 50 specialists. For more information, or to get to know their providers visit We are fortunate to have Covenant Clinic so close by, serving the healthcare needs of their neighbors. They truly put into action that nothing is more important than your health… you could say they’re on a mission.

new ways to improve their service to the families who who turn to them in this time of special need. They are always seeking those amenities that will make it easier for family and friends to pay their respects, and find the information they need easily about dates, times and location of the services, or to view an obituary. Having experienced loss myself I can speak from experience when I say that a website such as theirs is a blessing to friends and family and honors your loved one and their memory. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home is a family business. They can be very proud of their

traditions, facilities and the services they provide to their neighbors at 221 W. Greenein Clarksville, 507 2 St in Parkersburg, in Aplington and surrounding areas. I urge you take the time to browse their website at to learn more about them and how they can serve you. It is full of useful information. If you have any questions call 319-346-1534 and the staff at RedmanSchwartz Funeral Home will be glad to answer your questions about pre-need arrangements. It’s the conversation every family should have.

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out Iowa and surrounding states, they do anything related to granite and stone. Why wait, you can avoid having to make a choice under stress. Making your choice together is the smart way to buy. It will ensure that your memorial will reflect your shared taste and honor your wishes. Call 888-455-4367 for a representative near you. We suggest you look over their website at as you’re sure to get inspired. I know I was impressed at the many choices they have in memorials and headstones, as well as mausoleums, cremation memorials, to granite benches for the cemetery or home. You have choices and Beringer Monument is ready to bring your wishes to reality.

For years Innovative AG Services has made sure our homes are warm and cozy, and that we have the propane and fuel we need. With the winter we just had we’re sure you’re glad you had them top off your tanks. They are ready to serve you year ‘round. Innovative AG Services meets the demands of large industrial, trucking, commercial and agricultural needs with a fleet of trucks a wide area in central Iowa. They keep the “wheels” of progress moving. You could say they truly are the one to call for all your fuel needs.

Innovative AG Services goes the “extra mile” to serve all who depend on them. They have built a reputation of integrity and reliability by establishing a consistent track record of sound decisions and hard work. It is always our privilege to feature this leading. When you need fuel delivered call: 319-2672335 in Allison; 641-486-5314 in Union; 641847-2362 in Ackley or log on to for more information on their many services or to get the number of their location most convenient for you.

And, choosing where you go is a big deal, after all, you want to make sure that the restaurant you pick will have a wide variety of food on their menu, and that it will live up to your expectations. I’ve eaten at Stinky’s and I can tell you that their food is delicious. Cooked with pride using top quality ingredients and care, and served by the friendliest people around. Stinky’s has been in business a long time. They have a lot of “regulars” that stop in frequently because they know they’ll get a great meal. They’re famous for their Iowa Butterfly Chops, Butterfly

Shrimp, Ribeye, Sirloin, BBQ Ribs and their Friday night “All You Can Eat Fish” and more… all cooked to perfection. Instead of standing on your feet cooking tonight after a long hard day at work, gather the family, or call some friends, and go to Stinky’s Bar and Grill. It will be a great way to relax and have a wonderful meal. There are lots of reasons Stinky’s is the number one choice for people who want the best… go find out why for yourself.

estate transaction can be confusing to most of us, and for good reason. That’s why having aprofessional looking out for your best interests is so important. The agents at Staley Real Estate will take the extra time needed to help you through the process whether you are buying or selling. They will listen to what you are looking for in a home, farm or acreage and present you with choices that meet your needs and your price range. When you’re looking for a new home, downsizing, or ready to sell some property they’re just the ones to call. They know this area, what’s for sale, who is looking. You can only benefit from

their expertise in real estate. They have a well deserved reputation for miles around. Call 641-456-3607 as they’ve got all the tools you need. If you’re serious about finding the home or farm that meets your needs, or selling yours, they’re the ones to rely on. Look them over at you’ll be impressed. The bottom line is you’ll benefit by calling Staley Real Estate for all your real estate needs… and that’s giving it to you straight.

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There are numerous reasons why RedmanSchwartz Funeral Home in Aplington, Clarksville and Parkersburg has become the first name people think of when they want to give the ultimate tribute to a lost family member, or they want help in making arrangements to celebrate their life before the time of need. They will help you design a service as unique as the life lived. Those they serve truly appreciate their compassion and consideration and also the integrity with which they conduct their business. I have noticed myself through the years that our neighbors at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home are continually growing and looking for

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The question is not… “Do we need insurance,” but which insurance agency do I choose. After all, the security of your family, home and property is just too important to call just any agency. Planning for your financial security is smart. And choosing Greene Insurance Services is just as smart. Lucas Wedeking and Nancy Feddick are well versed in distinguishing which type of policy and coverage your needs require. They are going to work diligently to see that your personal needs are insured and they’ll do it at the best possible savings to you. They do the best job possible

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When you want to talk “water”... whether it’s about clean, soft water, or great tasting drinking water… there is only one place we recommend you call for advice and that’s Wix Water Works at 514 4th Street in Allison at 319-267-2053. After taking a drink do you ever wonder “what’s in your water? When you want to see, and feel and taste the difference in your water you need to call Wix Water Works. These water experts will provide you with a full line of top quality Hellenbrand water treatment conditioning systems for your home or business. They’ll also give you that other priceless commodity… knowledge of their products. Bill Wix, son Robert, and Shane always go the extra mile to give great service.

Their many happy customers through the years would agree with us when we say that Wix Water Works really does make customer service and satisfaction their #1 priority. If you’ve noticed your water smells, looks bad, or stains the sink or tub, you’ll want to be sure and call Wix Water Works. Hard water is very damaging to your pipes and appliances and even your clothing. Not to mention how important clean drinking water is for the whole family. Wix Water Works and Hellenbrand Inc have the solution you need no matter what the problem. Wix Water Works offers Hellenbrand’s reverse osmosis drinking water systems, water softeners, and iron removal systems, as well as watercoolers and salt and bottled water delivery to your home

For most of us a big part of our weekly budget goes toward feeding our family and picking up household supplies. So we think you’re wise to shop where you’ll get the most for your money and products that are top quality. That is precisely why we recommend J & C Grocery at 306 N. Main in Allison and 611 Main in Dumont. When you shop at J & C Grocery you will go home with more groceries and more left over in your wallet. The best part is you get to feed your family their favorite dishes. You can also save time by picking up meat and cheese trays or fruit and veggie trays for parties, special events or to make mealtimes easier on you.

They’re delicious, nutritious, and eye appealing too. Call 319-267-2650 or 641-857-3285 to place your order then get ready to enjoy yourself. Their meat counters are famous for their great cuts and choices. The J & C butchers are very talented so you’ll want to shop there for all your meat. We also want to give our compliments to the staff at J & C Grocery who keep their stores running so smoothly and who provide such a nice atmosphere to do our shopping. Their employees are always courteous and very friendly and helpful. They are a real asset and help make shopping a pleasure. At J & C Grocery they still do those little “extras” like carry out your groceries and load them in your car for you.

you? Many of us wear several Who counts on hats and we have several people that rely on us; family, friends, coworkers. Most of us are ready to help the people in our lives if they need it. What if someone in our life needs more help than we are able to provide? Like any other health problem, compulsive gambling, substance abuse and mental health problems require professional help. Fortunately there is a place to go where there are people qualified to help you… Pathways Behavioral Services. At Pathways Behavioral Services you will find people who are dedicated to serving and helping people regain control of their lives. Pathways

provides problem gambling, substance abuseand mental health counseling services, OWI screenings, educational classes, individual and group treatment, and school-based substance abuse and mental health services. Pathways serves people of all ages from pre-school age to retirees. Since 1967 Pathways has been providing behavioral health services. Pathways’ trained and experienced staff include counselors, educators, therapist, nurses, and doctors who work together to provide the support you or a family member may need when struggling with a mental health, substance abuse or gambling problem. The professionals at Pathways have you and your

families’ best interests at heart. Every person is unique. is unique. Pathways tailors each service based on individual needs and goals. Pathways strives to provide the best possible services to every person that walks through their door. Don’t put off seeking help from Pathways Behavioral Services. It is the decision that can change your life. Pathways has several office locations in Northeast Iowa including their Butler County office in Allison at 315 Main Street (319-267-2629). We recommend you get on the right path now and call for an appointment; let the journey of healing begin.

ers complete peace of mind. You can count on their friendly staff to give you the most personal service around while providing you with the services you need and expect. They offer a full array of loan, deposit and savings products including on-line banking; easy transfers between accounts and many banking packages. Security State Bank is committed to doing more for their customers. They have solutions for your financial life. They are always “Looking Forward, Reaching Higher.” The key to their long success is providing the right people in the right places. They are public-

spirited individuals who commit to our communities both professionally and personally. Their mission is focused on service. They believe that if a community is economically strong it will lead to a thriving community with strong heritage and a promising future. To experience the difference of this local bank, we invite you to make Security State Bank your bank. They ready do have your best interests in mind. Go on-line to look them over at, you’ll be impressed.

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Security State Bank

We chose to feature Security State Bank in our review of the leading area businesses for numerous reasons. As a locally owned and operated community bank they have earned a reputation as a safe and secure financial institution. At Security State Bank their employees know you by name. They sit next to you in the bleachers, and are the friends and neighbors who offer sound financial advice close to home at 104 North Cherry in Shell Rock (319-885-4327 or 933 16th St. SW in Waverly (319-352-3500). Security State Bank stands out as a bank which offers confidence, giving their account hold-

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F/T Customer Service Rep needed to interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and handle and resolve complaints. This position requires a person with 2 years customer service experience in a manufacturing environment, MS Office computer knowledge, be detail oriented, strong math and organizational skills. HS Diploma is required. Submit a cover letter and resume when applying in person or by mail to: AIC, Hwy #3 Allison, IA 50602 Resumes accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please. EOE

ATTORNEY ETHAN D. EPLEY, 313 S. Cherry St., Suite B, P.O. Box 627, Shell Rock, 319-885-4240, General practice including but not limited to: Agricultural Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Taxation, Trial Law ___________________ ST-43-tf JESSE M. MARZEN, Attorney at Law, Serving your Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Business/Corporate Law, Conservatorship, Guardianship, and other legal needs. Please call 641-426-5433. ____________________ ST-6-tf

HELP WANTED THE CITY OF APLINGTON is accepting resumes for a Public Works Assistant. FUNCTIONS: Responsible to maintain and upgrade as needed all facets of city water/wastewater, maintenance of streets, parks and all city property. Full time position w/benefits. Salary DOQ. Resumes will be accepted until April 25. City of Aplington, PO Box 308, Aplington, IA 50604 ___________________ ST-14-3

FOR SALE NORTH BUTLER Community Schools has the following School Bus for sale: 1985 International (Diesel) with 159,782 miles. The district is accepting sealed bids and will sell the vehicle based


on the best offer received by the deadline of April 21, 2014. Please submit your sealed bid to: Terry Kenealy, Superintendent, North Butler Community School District, 513 Birch Street, P.O. Box 428, Allison, Iowa 50602, 319-267-2205 (office), ___________________ TJ-14-2

RENTALS 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 FOR RENT in Clarksville: Two bedroom, 14x70 mobile home. Appliances and central air furnished. No pets allowed. $300 per month. 319-278-4948. ___________________ ST-51-tf

NOTICES TAKING ORDERS for graduation decorated cakes and cupcakes. Nancy Donavon, 319-278-4754 __________________ ST-14-2x 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-15-3 MR. FARMER – We have for RENT – 2 GREAT PLAINS TUR-


BO MAX (24 & 35 FT) Hyd. Adjustable Blades -- Run straight or turn 0-6 Degrees. GREAT PLAINS is the Leader in Vertical Tillage Equip. They do a fantastic Job. Call A. L. BUSEMAN IND. in Kesley, 319-3476282 ___________________ ST-15-2


55 OR OLDER? LOW INCOME? WANT TO WORK? WE CAN HELP! AARP FOUNDATION SENIOR COMMUNITY, SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. For more information call 844-562-2917. ___________________ TJ-15-3 ARE YOU A NONPROFIT OR PUBLIC ORGANIZATION? Would you like helping mature workers get training to secure employment? Do you need reliable temporary workers at no cost? Consider becoming a Host Agency with the AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is a work training program for eligible job seekers age 55 and over. Call 1-844-5622917 for more information. ___________________ TJ-15-3



Outdoor Concession Building Remodeling and New Construction to be completed this summer at the Wellsburg Center. The construction includes an 14 foot addition onto the existing concession building. Work will include the following: Some demo labor, masonry labor and material, plumbing labor and material, concrete floor work and some electrical material and labor. Specifics of this project can be obtained from Jerry Eberline and Mike Nederhoff at the Wellsburg Center or from Scott Williams, Middle School Activities Director at (641) 869-5121 or The district would like to have bids sent to the district Office in Ackley by April 22, 2014.

Please send bids to Superintendent Steve Lane, 511 State Street, Ackley, IA 50601 or

Schuck Realty Co.


Since 1950

Storage Units for Rent

Real Estate is our only business

Joyce Harrenstein - Broker/Owner 319-346-1364 • Cell 319-404-1502 Tim Junker – 319-240-9184

If you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call!

Wooden Floors for furniture


800-553-0017 ext. 112



2 Bedroom Apartments 1208 Florence, Parkersburg, IA 50665 Rental Assistance Available

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

• Resident Assistant’s for Linden Place

Part-time 3rd Shift position includes every other weekend and every other holiday * Bartels At Home P.R.N. hours (as needed) *

Contact 319-269-0586 TTY #1-800-735-2942

• Van Driver for Linden Place & Eichhorn Haus

Approximately 10 hours a week Traditionally Monday/Wednesday/Friday For weekly transportation needs Must have valid chauffer’s license or the ability to obtain.

• C.N.A.’s

Full-time 2nd Shift Monday - Friday 2:00PM - 10:30PM Full-time 3rd Shift Monday - Friday 10:00PM - 6:30AM * Weekend Package Saturday & Sunday 6:00AM to 6:30PM (Weekend package offers an excellent premium rate) * *

• Dining Services Food Servers * *

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

• Environmental Services Technician For laundry and housekeeping Must be available 1st and 2nd shift

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

Visit our website for a printable application at

“Enriching lives through quality services and Christian care.”

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If you are aged 62 or older, handicapped or disabled of any age please contact Kristol Ulrich today to start the application process! 115 North Hilton Clarksville, IA 50619 Telephone: 319-278-4900 Email: Website: This institution is an equal opportunity provider


14 • Thursday, April 10, 2014 Yard and Garden:

Spring Care of Strawberry Plants AMES, Iowa — Strawberries are hardy, easy to grow and produce a good crop with moderate effort, making them well suited to home gardens. Early spring is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa, but don’t rush to remove mulch. Gardeners with additional questions can contact the horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach at or 515-294-3108. When should I remove the mulch on my strawberry bed? To reduce the chances of crop damage from a late frost or freeze, leave the mulch on as long as possible. Removing the mulch in late March may encourage the plants to bloom before the danger of frost is past. Temperatures of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower may severely damage or destroy open flowers. Since the first flowers produce the largest berries, a late spring frost or freeze can drastically reduce yields. To determine when to remove the mulch, periodically examine the strawberry plants in spring. Remove the mulch from the strawberry planting when approximately 25 percent of the plants are producing new growth. New growth will be white or yellow in color. (If possible, the winter mulch on strawberries should remain until mid-April in central Iowa.) When removing the mulch, rake the material to the aisles between rows. If there is a threat of a frost or freeze later in spring during bloom, lightly rake the mulch over the strawberry plants. Should I fertilize my strawberries in spring? Established plantings of June-bearing strawberries should not be fertilized in spring. Spring fertilization stimulates foliar growth, produces softer berries

and increases disease problems. Lush, vegetative growth may make picking difficult. Also, soft berries are more likely to be attacked by fruit rots. As a result, a spring fertilizer application may reduce fruit yield. Fertilizer should be applied to Junebearing strawberries during the renovation process immediately after the last harvest of the season. Apply approximately 5 pounds of 10-10-10 or a similar analysis fertilizer per 100 feet of row. Everbearing and day-neutral strawberries can be fertilized in early spring and again in early August. Apply 5 pounds of 10-10-10 or a similar analysis fertilizer per 100 feet of row. When is the best time to plant strawberries? Early spring (April) is the best time to plant strawberries in Iowa. Apply and incorporate the recommended type and amount of fertilizer (based on soil test results) into the top 6 to 8 inches of soil prior to planting. If the fertility level of the soil is unknown, apply and incorporate 1 pound of 10-10-10 or a similar analysis fertilizer per 100 square feet. Remove the strawberry plants from storage when ready to plant. Trim off the older leaves, place the roots in water for an hour, then plant immediately. Set each plant in the ground so the crown of the plant is even with the soil surface. Immediately after planting, water the strawberry plants and apply a starter fertilizer solution to aid establishment. Use a water soluble fertilizer following label directions or dissolve 2 or 3 tablespoons of a complete garden fertilizer, such as 5-10-5 or 10-10-10, in one gallon of water.

• Butler County Tribune-Journal •

Rehab Center hosts Health Fair

Francis Fank grabs a banana to put in her bag at the health fair Friday, with dietary manager Kathy Thorne [left] and Vi Bahls [middle] looking on. (Pat Racette Photo)

Vi Bahls checks out Martin Health Services Pharmacy poster at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison health fair Friday. MHS Pharmacy services long-term, assisted living and residential care facilities out of Denver. (Pat Racette Photo)

4-H/FFA Lamb & Meat Goat Weigh-In Set

Attention all 4-H/FFA members wanting to exhibit market lambs or meat goats at the 2014 Butler County or State Fair! Your market lambs and meat goats MUST be tagged and weighed on Saturday, April 26th at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Allison. Weigh-in will begin at 9:00 am – 11:00 am. ALL SHEEP going to State Fair will need to be scanned at a cost of $7.50/head. All State Fair meat goats (market wethers and breeding does) must have a 4-H tag. Retinal imaging is needed for State Fair market wethers at a cost of $7.50/head. The 2014 4-H/FFA Sheep Show ill be held on Thursday, June 26th, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Make plans now to attend!

Bill Carpenter of Cedar Valley Hospice hands Betty Lohrbach Fryett a complementary pen during the RCoA’s health fair. (Pat Racette Photo)

RCoA delivers The Clover Connection chair to Nancy Jensen Butler County CYC grand of the Smith-Lever Act (which began Janice Shultz, Ruth Seehusen, Duane prize the Cooperative Extension System, not & Carolyn Johnson, Dennis & Sharon just in Iowa but nationally) they saw Schipper, Nolan & Kim Junker, Terry Senator Rita Hart leading her fellow & Michelle Johnson, Randy Kolder, winner senators in the 4H Pledge. How awe- Michelle Arkulari, Sandy Ruby, Laura

A Very Heartfelt, THANK YOU!

Some weeks there are many days when I eagerly look forward to the opportunity to volunteer when I retire. I’m what you might refer to as a “diehard” volunteer. When I taught at Clarksville, I always volunteered to help out in the concession stand during football games. I volunteered as adviser to the National Honor Society many years before it became a paid position. I spent my summers volunteering at 4H activities from Day Camps to chaperoning at Youth Conference to organizing the Feed Shed. If I wasn’t working, I could usually be found helping out somewhere! Who is a volunteer? Webster defines a volunteer as “a person who performs a service willingly and without pay”. Defining a volunteer is easy, describing a volunteer is harder! What makes a person want to work with others and not get paid for it? Well, for me, it was always a chance to work with or for the kids. Many times heading to a 4H meeting as a leader was a stress reliever for me as my teaching days sometimes proved a challenge! I can’t say I always looked forward to another night away from home, but the kids were always so excited to see what they’d be doing and learning at a meeting, that I was usually caught up in their enthusiasm! There’s absolutely NO WAY 4H could exist today without the tremendous group of volunteers I have helping me out. If anyone caught the video clip about the Iowa Senate passing the Resolution on the 100th Anniversary

some that was to see and hear! To think that all of those senators learned that Pledge through the efforts of 4H volunteers! Our volunteers in Butler County put in long hours, are required to attend Mandatory Leader Trainings, submit to extensive background checks and have to put up with me! But they are the first face that many kids see to associate with Extension & Outreach. If today’s volunteers are anything like me, they will continue volunteering in many different ways for many years to come. I always hesitate to list volunteers afraid I’ll leave someone out, but if I do, please know it was unintentional and I truly appreciate each and every one of you! Butler County 4H leaders are: Melissa Henrichs, Lucille Leerhoff, Margaret Harris, Jessica Lovrien, Holly Wedeking, Shelly Janssen, Mavis Johnson, Kerri Mohwinkle, Pam Sicard, Wanda Epley, Sarah Amfahr,

Staudt, Jen Brase, Alisha Engel, Jim Johnson, Alan & Stacey Leerhoff, Sue Schrage, Rick Gibson and Irvin Haan. 4H & Youth Committee Members are: Arlan Laube, Jim Johnson, Mavis Johnson, Kathy Meyer, Mike Ruby, LeAnn Schipper, Sharon Chesnut, Amy Barnett, John Harris and Ty Ruby. Fair Superintendents are: Sue Schrage, Duane & Carolyn Johnson, Stacey Sherburne, Dale Boelman, Jim Johnson, John Christians and Sarah Rowson. As you can tell, our list of volunteers is extensive and many have served for a long time. We are always looking for people who want to volunteer in new ways. If volunteering is something you’d like to do, give us a call and we’ll get you involved! There’s nothing better than a 4H’er looking up at you, sometimes with a toothless smile, and telling you “Thanks!” That’s what we all volunteer for!

RIGHT: Eugene Maifeld holds up the lift chair sign during the health fair at Rehabilitation Center of Allison March 7. The grand prize winner had the chair delivered to his home last week. BELOW: Eugene Maifeld was Rehabilitation Center of Allison’s health fair grand prize winner. Last week, RCoA delivered him a new lift chair as the lucky winner. With electric motors to raise the chair’s elevation and assist in sitting and standing, Maifeld gets comfortable reclining.

Waverly Health Center Nurse Michelle Litterer takes fellow nurse Abrah Luchtenburg’s blood pressure during the health fair at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. (Pat Racette Photo)

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