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Garage Sale Sign Up deadline May 5 Grundy Register

The Clarksville spring garage sign up deadline Monday, May 5 at the Clarksville Star office. The $5 registration fee helps to cover the cost to put ads in nearly 20 newspapers Hampton Chronicle around northeast Iowa. Sales will be held on Saturday, May 17. There will not be a Goodwill truck available.

May Day BBQ, May 1

The Clarksville Community Visioning Committee will be holding a May Day BBQ on Thursday, May 1, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Clarksville High School gym lobby prior to the Fine Arts Festival. They will be serving grilled hot dogs and brats with chips, veggies, May Day snacks and cold drinks for a freewill donation. Carry-outs are welcome. All proceeds will benefit the Reading Park Bandstand project.

The Leader

101 N Main St, POB 788, Clarksville, Iowa • 319-278-4641

Fire ravages farmhouse in Clarksville Village Vine

Pat Racette

Wind gusts of up to 35 mph SaturWhat Paperhand to a fire that day lentCheer a helping engulfed Clarksville farmhouse. Located southwest of town at 20679 Spring Ave., the Eckhoffs came home from Waverly to find their garage burnt down and house smoldering. Though shocked at the scene, Crystal and Mike Eckhoff, who have 3-year-old and baby sons, were relieved to be safe. “The house has only one exit through the garage,” Crystal said. “And had it been during the night, the only way out would’ve been through the windows.” Neighbors had called in the fire and saved the Eckhoffs’ truck, before Clarksville Fire came to extinguish the flames after a 6:30 p.m. page.

“The garage burnt down by the time we got there,” said Jon Myers, fire chief. “We made it into the house, and then got it knocked out pretty quickly. “The wind definitely played a factor, and was substantial coming out of the east. It couldn’t’ve been any worse as far as the wind engulfing it.” Allison Fire, Clarksville Ambulance and Police and county sheriff deputies also assisted. The fire is under investigation, with the house still standing but little salvaged in the total loss. Only a gun safe with World War II hardware and paperwork, two toy tractors in Mike’s collection and a quilt were recovered. “The quilt made from my grandfather’s jeans was in a corner of my son’s closet,” Crystal said. “My aunt got it out from a wooden shelf, and it’s just amazing it made it.”

The Eckhoffs farmhouse’s fire is under investigation, as the flames likely started in the garage that was burnt down. (Pat Racette Photos) After the fire, Red Cross provided the Eckhoffs with clothing and roof. Relief Fund Losing their house and everything inside, a Mike and Crystal Eckhoff relief fund has been started at the Iowa State Bank. Call 278-4761 to help the family.

Pat Racette

Clarksville AMVETS flag sale to be held during May

Butler Board of Supervisor incumbents Tom Heidenwirth and Mark Reiher both face competition in getting re-elected in districts 2 and 3 in the Republican primaries on Tuesday, June 3. Heidenwirth of Greene is on the ballot with John Zimmerman for district 2 supervisor, while Reiher of New Hartford will be on the ballot for district 3 supervisor with Leslie Groen of Allison and Rusty Eddy of Parkersburg. District 2 covers the cities of Aredale, Greene, Dumont, Allison and Bristow, and the townships of Bennezette, Coldwater, Dayton, Pittsford, Madison, Washington and West Point. District 3 covers the cities of Aplington, Parkersburg and New Hartford, and the townships of Ripley, Monroe, Albion and part of Beaver. Listed are the final two candidates’ responses that were not listed with the other three candidates last week. To be noted, responses were edited due to length and Associated Press Style guidelines.

Clarksville AMVETS Post #30 will be holding their annual U.S. flag sale during the month of May. The sale is part of the AMVETS Americanism program to encourage everyone to fly the American flag. The AMVETS are offering the three foot by five foot nylon U.S. flags for only $20. The flags may be purchased from Bob Litterer, 278-4042, or picked up at K&S Grocery, Clarksville.

Clarksville Library to hold Fancy Nancy parties May 9-10

It’s almost time!!! For the Clarksville Public Library’s 8th Annual Fancy Nancy Parties! Fancy Nancy lovers won’t want to miss the fancy stories, crafts and treats…so grab your tiaras, boas and beads and head to the Library! All 1st grade to 3rd graders are invited to come to the library on Friday, May 9th from 6:00 to 7:15 pm. And, all 3-year Preschool to Kindergarteners are invited to come on Saturday afternoon, May 10th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Please stop by, call (319-278-1168) or email the library to register for the parties!

Open Door Youth Center to host dodge ball tourney

Open Door Youth Center will be hosting its fifth annual youth dodge ball tournament Saturday. Grades 5-12 are invited to sign up. Tickets may be purchased for any night the youth center is open, along with being available at the door the night of the tournament. Two courts will permit more games to be played this year. Also, a special game of black light dodge ball is slated during the night. For more information, call the youth center at (319) 278-9050, or e-mail youthcenter@

Only a few items in the Eckhoffs’ farmstead were salvageable after 35 mph wind gusts helped a fire engulf the place.

A view from the back of the houses shows the beams of where the garage was and the blackened kitchen area. Besides the wind, the tin roof entrapped the fire that blazed the home.

The Questions 1. Why are you running? 2. Qualifications? 3. Main issues? 4. How will you represent your district? 5. Long-range goals? Projects? 6. What are keys to a successful budget? 7. Why does the board need you?

District 2 Supervisor candidate

District 3 Supervisor candidate

Aredale Current job: Farmer and owner of a small road sub-contracting business 1. As a former county supervisor, I was given the opportunity to serve the citizens of Butler County. I maintain the passion to provide quality opportunities for everyone and follow up on many projects that were implemented in years past. 2. I am a fourth generation farmer who has experience in dealing with road construction, county engineers and the various entities involved. I am currently a volunteer firefighter and have been for 25 years, I sit on the North Butler Pheasants Forever Board, and was a township trustee for over ten years. Being a former county supervisor for eight years, I sat on many boards ZIMMERMAN to page 20

New Hartford, incumbent 1. To continue the progress we have initiated the past three-plus years in enhancing economic opportunities for residents of Butler County. I want to provide the best value for the tax-paying citizen. Continue the leadership on our board with regard to efficient business decisions and to display the willingness to say no when budget considerations warrant. 2. Over 35 years of experience as a business owner; and a financial services professional with expertise in risk management, employee benefits and residential and commercial lending. I founded two successful businesses that employed up to 17 people. I know how to manage finances, budgets and personnel. 3. We have no negative issues that REIHER to page 20

John Zimmerman

Allison-Bristow Class of 1969 plan reunion

The Allison-Bristow Class of 1969 is planning a reunion for Allison Days Saturday, July 19. A gathering is scheduled for Gronigan’s that evening. More plans will be sent and published closer to the date. Please share this with any 1969 class member. Email with contact information or for more details.

Supervisor candidates vie for districts 2 and 3

An outpouring of support was shown Saturday for the Sundet benefit. Held in honor of Beverly and the Sundet family, hundreds lined through the tables and tables of silent auction items. “We can’t thank everyone enough for the generosity, love and support shown toward the Sundet family,” said Tonya Poppe, who headed up the benefit. “It wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s help – whether you made a donation, purchased an item or helped in some way – it was very much appreciated. The Clarksville community and businesses came together, as well as other communities, to give and help the Sundets during a time when they need it the most. More photos on page 16. (Pat Racette Photo)

Mark V. Reiher

Bristow School Reunion Planned

The Bristow School annual reunion will be held at the Northeast Iowa Christian Church Camp, Dumont, on Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. All who attended the Bristow Community School is welcome.

In this week’s issue:

Clarksville High School Prom

Zach Sommerfelt and Hannah Faust break through the ship’s entrance, at the Grand March before the Clarksville High School Prom. More pictures on page 15. (Pat Racette Photo)

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• Clarksville Star •

Iowa State Bank Easter Coloring Contest Winners

Iowa State Bank, Clarksville, held an Easter coloring contest for youth in the community.

Clarksville Mayor David Kelm presents a plaque to Martha Shaw (left) and Pat Calease (right) for 24 and 28 years, respetively, of service to the library.

Butler SWCD promotes Stewardship Week Owen Backer, Age 6

The National Association of Conservation Districts is celebrating the 59th annual Stewardship Week, with a theme of Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the soil. “The Dust Bowl of the 1930s showed our nation the importance of conservation practices. Farmers and ranchers who have experienced recent droughts know that conservation practices are critical in helping their soil endure, even in the most challenging weather events,” said Earl Garber, NACD presi-

dent. Butler Soil and Water Conservation District is working with local landowners to assist in a variety of projects and outreach to improve soil health both now and in the long-term. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country. For more information about Stewardship Week, contact Butler SWCD at 319-267-2756.

Shell Rock Police Chief Louie Staudt was recognized for outstanding contributions during the 24th annual Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Conference recently. Staudt, the sole enforcement in Shell Rock, was one of 13 individuals to receive the Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety in Dubuque. “During the 2013 sTEP Program, he recorded 406 traffic violations, which averages out to 81.2 contacts per wave in a town with a population of 1,296,”

said Jennifer Parsons, Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau worker. “In addition, the average post seat belt compliance for all five waves was 97.4 percent.  Randy Hunefeld, sTEP coordinator of GTSB, nominated Staudt for the award. Selection for the award is based on commitment to traffic safety and service provided beyond routine duties, creativity of approach and effectiveness of a safety program or campaign during 2013.

Here’s a sun safety quiz from the American Cancer Society. 1. True or false – I can’t get skin cancer, because my normal routine (such as work, drive to work, hobbies, and vacations) doesn’t include any outdoor activities. 2. True or false – My husband should use sunscreen at football games, even though he only goes (and gets a burn!)

once or twice a year. 3. True or false – If I’m wearing sunscreen, I can stay in the sun as long as I want. 4. True or false – A sunscreen labeled SPF 30 blocks twice as much UV radiation as one labeled SPF 15. 5. True or false – It’s safe to let my children stay in the pool all day if they put on a t-shirt after a couple hours and reapply sunscreen to their faces, arms, and legs.

Staudt awarded for traffic safety

Madeline Meyer, Age 5

Pat Calease holds her 10-month-old grandson, Tate, during the open house honoring Martha Shaw [not facing] and herself for a combined 52 years of service at the library. More on pge 2.

Absentee Ballots Available For Primary Election Butler County Auditor Lizbeth Williams announces that absentee ballots for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election are now available in the Auditor’s Office. Any Butler County Registered Voter may vote an absentee ballot. Voters have two options to vote absentee: • Vote absentee in person at the Auditor’s Office through June 2nd. • Vote by mail—Use one of three methods to request the Auditor to mail a ballot. o Submit a request using the Official Iowa Request for Ballot Form available on the county website at www. o Submit a request in writing on paper no smaller than 3” X 5”. Must include the voter’s name, birth date, residential address, mailing address, signature, party affiliation and the date or name of the election. o Submit a request by e-mail or fax.

All electronic requests must include an image of the voter’s written signature. The original signed copy of this request must be postmarked by Friday, May 30th and received in the Auditor’s Office by the time the polls close on Election Day. All requests for a ballot to be mailed must be in writing and received in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 30th. Mail requests to PO Box 325, Allison, IA 50602. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For this election the Auditor’s Office will be open additional hours as follows: Open until 5:00 p.m. on May 23rd, May 30th, and June 2nd. The office will also be open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. both Saturdays immediately prior to Election Day. For questions regarding absentee voting, e-mail us at or call 319-2672670.

6. How often do you need to reapply water-resistant sunscreen? a. every two hours or sooner, b. after sweating or swimming, c. after you towel dry, or d. all of the above 7. True or false – Getting a “base tan” at an indoor tanning salon is as good way to prevent sunburn when I go to the beach later this summer. 8. What are the two most common (and painful!) sunscreen mistakes? a.

choosing an SPF below 15 and missing spots, or b. using too little and waiting too long to reapply 9. Now put it all together. You applied sunscreen at noon for an afternoon of reading beside the pool. At 2 p.m., which one of the following actions would best protect your skin? a. slip on a long cotton sundress, b. move to the shade, or c. reapply sunscreen

Take quiz for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Winter thaw reveals sinkhole Located west of town on Ridge Avenue, David Rademaker found a 5-foot deep sinkhole in his yard. Winter thaw revealed the hole that once was a well, according to Rademaker. About a foot of grass gave way, and the top of a cavern can be seen. Rademaker fenced up the area, and plans to fill up the depression with dirt. (Pat Racette Photo)

Answers: 1. false, 2. true, 3. false, 4. false, 5. false, 6. d, 7. false, 8. b, 9. b

Rachel Borchardt, Age 9

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C.V. Hospice clinical director recognized Cedar Valley Hospice director of clinical services Stacy Weinke was recognized as one of 100 Great Iowa Nurses. This award is given to nurses whose courage, competence and commitment to patients and the nursing profession stands out above all others. Weinke will be honored at a ceremony on May 4 - the beginning of Nurses Week - at the 10th annual 100 Great Iowa Nurses celebration in Des Moines. Cedar Valley Hospice serves Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Grundy, Tama, parts of Benton, Chickasaw, Delaware, Fayette, Hardin, Linn, and Marshall counties. For more in-

Latest Butler Barn Quilt… Stacy Weinke formation, visit or call (800) 617-1972.

Waverly Health Center to Host Upcoming Events Waverly Health Center (WHC) will host the following events the week of May 4-10: • Tuesday, May 6 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group. This group meets monthly and is designed to provide education and support to caregivers as they care for their loved one. Caregivers are now encouraged to bring their loved ones with Alzheimer’s/dementia to share in a music therapy session, led by WHC’s board-certified music therapist. No musical background is needed. • Tuesday, May 6 – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Prediabetes 101. Plan to attend if you have diabetes in your family, or if you have been told you have borderline diabetes. • Saturday, May 10 – 10 a.m. to Noon – Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group. Please plan to attend if you or someone close to you is affected by Parkinson’s disease. All events are free and will be held in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the

WHC campus. Please park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils Rooftop Garden event entrance, located south of the Center Pharmacy drive-up.

NE Iowa Guild to host open house

Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild is hosting its annual spring open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Located at 3257 West Fourth St. in Waterloo (next to the Ansborough Ave. Hy-Vee), guild members will demonstrate on weaving looms and spinning wheels. Hand-woven and handspun items will be on display and for sale. Also, the new dye lab is open for tours. Sign up for classes or inquire about membership. Weather permitting; a live alpaca will greet visitors, along with refreshments. For more information, call 319234-1129 or visit www.neiwsguild.

Clubs & Meetings 500 CARD PARTY

A 500 card party will be held on Friday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Clarksville Public Library. The public is invited to attend. ________


There will be a Writers Group meeting on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Room of the Allison Public Library. Writers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. The writing challenge this month is “Birds”. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, call Robyn Mulder at 319-267-2639. ________


The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4H club met on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3:30 in the basement of the Clarksville Public Library. President Ainsley Lovrien called the meeting to order and started with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was “What are you going to do on Easter break?” The secretary’s report was read. Janet Borchardt read the treasurer’s report. The group talked about their recent bake sale held at Clarksville’s PTO carnival. Nancy Jensen talked about things related to the fair, including copyright, goal sheets, and livestock entries. Members of the club that recently went to the Ronald McDonald House for a service project shared about what that was like. Justine Grummit did a presentation on latch hook and MaKenna Brouwer showed how to make a God’s eye craft. We did the 4H pledge. Hostesses were Emma Poppe and Cailyn Hardy. Submitted by Rachel Borchardt ________


Chapter IT P.E.O. Sisterhood met in the home of Peggy Litterer on April 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. There were 16 members present The officers and chairman gave their monthly reports. President Shirley Clark named the new committees for the coming year. Additional information about the Iowa P.E.O. State Convention in June were given. The Chapter finalized the plans for the Spelling Bee they sponsor on June 13 during Pioneer Days. Information to be taken to the elementary school classes will be arranged to encourage participation in the Spelling Bee. Pam Voigts gave the program Dancing With The Stars. She told

of the author John Newton who wrote nearly 300 verses for hymns. His best loved and most sung hymn turned into a “Star” hymn Amazing Grace. The hostess served a beverage and cookies. ________


The American Legion Auxiliary #393 met at the First Baptist Church, 223 W. Washington St., Shell Rock, in the basement. Carol Ann Kruse and Claire Osterholm were hostesses. Helping with the cooking for Breakfast Brunch were Anne Boerschel, Betty Kuhrt, and Tamara Dicks. We thank Pastor and Mrs. Dicks for doing the decorating. President Carol Ann Kruse opened the meeting with Chaplain Anne Boerschel saying prayer. After a moment of silence, Lucille Thompson played “Taps”. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang “America the Beautiful”. Minutes of the previous meeting were said with 2 corrections. Treasurer Judy Ripley gave her report. Bills were presented for the Garden Basket for the silent auction for Merit Awards and activity bags that the VA Clinics and hospitals need. The Unit has 16 activity bags filled with crayons, coloring books, games, bubbles, etc. to bring to the Third District Spring Conference at Parkersburg on April 26th. No cards were sent this month. Cathi DeWitt told about Meals on Wheels. Winnie Cain, historian, continued with articles sent during WW II from the Methodist Church to service men featuring a 1944 gossip page and the 50-50 Sunday School Class. President Carol Ann Kruse went to school and presented a talk about the Poppies to the 4th graders who will make posters. The posters will be judged on May 1st at 4:00 p.m. We will meet Monday, May 5th for a 5 p.m. supper and collect our Poppies. Marge Pruin will provide a convertible for the Memorial Day Parade. We will need two more. A motion was made, 2nd and approved to provide some funds for Project Graduation. Two Legion members, Elso and Frank Reints, are privileged to be on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Doris Thompson will get a framed certificate at the 3rd District meeting for being in the Auxiliary for 75 continuous years. “God Bless America” was sung at the close of our meeting. Anne Boerschel, chaplain, gave a prayer. ________

Bench on Silent Auction…

This handmade bench will be on the Relay for Life of Butler County Silent Auction this year. The bench which was donated by Butch Freeseman, Allison, is beautifully done with a studded leather cushion and country accents. Note: the bears are not included. The item is on display presently at Lincoln Savings Bank locations and will travel throughout the county for your inspection between now and Relay day. This bench will be among the many great items at the ACS Relay For Life of Butler County Silent Auction at the fairgrounds on July 11th. Bidding begins by 5:00 p.m. and the two tents close and 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Leanne Schipper, chairperson of the Relay Silent Auction commented that she is very excited about all the quality items coming in.

You will find the most recent barn block on the Butler County Barn Quilt Trail on this shed of a family-owned business, Epley Bros. Hybrids, north of Shell Rock on the blacktop. The Epley Bros. logo that appears on the 8x8’ block is a replica from the first seed bags some 50 years ago. The block was painted by Monica Lursen who has headed up the Butler County group since it started in 2007. Since that time, over 50 such blocks have been placed prominently on farm buildings throughout the county. Lursen stated that the Epley Bros.

have made a much appreciated and sizable donation to the Butler County Barn Quilt project to help see that it continues. Last year, the committee had note cards made of the first blocks put up in the county and the cards are available in each community. The Butler County Barn Quilt Committee is pleased with the number of blocks that have gone up in and continue to accept new blocks as they are requested. The quilt block trail map appears on the Butler County website for your use in traveling the quilt block trail through the area.

Cedar Valley Polka Club dance, May 4

Doeden named Alumnus in Residence

Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen will be playing at the Dysart Community Building on Sunday, May 4 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The band plays polka, waltz, foxtrot, and the Butterfly. lbs. Ready to Cook Seasoned Chicken Breast Fillets, Individually Quick Fro- This dance is sponsored by the Cedar Valley Polka Club and is open to the zen (G) Freshetta Breakfast Flatbreads public. $20.00 24 - 5 oz. Turkey Sausage, Egg and Cheese on Flatbread The following are *choice items. In order to purchase these items you must first purchase One of the above pack- This year’s Bremer County Fair is ages A, B, C, D, E, F or G looking for talented groups or individu(H) *Choice Item/ Chicken Pa- als to perform Sat., Aug. 2, as part of the nini Sandwiches $ 19.00 24 – 8.2 oz. Local Music Fest. Southwest Chicken Panini Sandwich- They need acts to fill either a halfes, Grilled Chicken with Fire Roasted hour or hour slot, or who could perform Vegetables, Bacon, Cheese and a Spicy a number or two to help fill out a slot Sauce, Wrapped in a Hand Rolled of smaller acts. The Fest will provide a Dough and Grilled. (Schwan’s product) ( I ) *Choice Item/ Cocktail Smok- sound system, keyboard, and drum set. Check ies $5.5 3/ 14 oz Packages ( J ) *Choice Item/Peach Pie $5.00 9 schedule/music-fest or contact muinch Mrs. Smith’s Ready To Bake Deep for submission requirements or if you have Dish Peach Pie (K)*Choice Item/Butcher on the any questions. Submission deadline is Block Gourmet Bratwurst $14.00 April 30. “Surprise Dad on Father’s Day” 12 oz. Package Fully Cooked Philly Cheesesteak Bratwurst, 12 oz. Package Fully Cooked Portabella Swiss Bratwurst, 12 oz. Package Fully Cooked Bacon and Cheddar Bratwurst For more information or to place an order, contact Dorothy Knoedler at 319-885-6642.

SHARE packages now available for May

SHARE May Packages are now available for purchase. Order before May 16, with food pickup May 30 or 31 depending upon location. (A) Best Value Package $25.00 “Save up to 50% on your groceries”; includes 1 lb. Corn King Deli Ham, 1 lb. Ready to Cook Split Chicken Breast, 1 lb. 80 % Lean Ground Beef, 15.9 oz. Bun Length Ball Park Franks, 8 oz. Package Spinach Pesto Tortilla Wraps, 20 oz. Sweet Potato Crinkle Cut Fries, Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment (B) Grocery Package $13.50 Fresh Seasonal Produce Assortment (so fresh you might think we picked them ourselves), 8 oz. Package Spinach Pesto Tortilla Wraps, 20 oz. Sweet Potato Crinkle Cut Fries (C) Meat Only Package $13.50 includes1 lb. Corn King Deli Ham, 1 lb. Ready to Cook Split Chicken Breast, 1 lb. 80 % Lean Ground Beef, 15.9 oz. Bun Length Ball Park Franks (D) Grill Box $24.50 “Great for your 1st summer cookout” 6 – 5oz. Hamburgers, 2 – 5 oz. Top Sirloin Steaks, 4 – 5 oz. Boneless Pork Chops, 4 – 4 oz. Boneless Chicken Breast, 12 oz. Beef for Kabobs (E) Angus Beef Steak Burgers $21.00 20 – 4.7 oz. Fully Cooked Angus Beef Steak Burgers (F) Chicken Breast Fillets $24.00 10

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Jay Doeden, a 1985 alumnus originally from Allison, Iowa, was the 2014 Alumnus in Residence for the Department of Finance at the University of Northern Iowa. Doeden, who now lives in Washington, D.C., is a director in Deloitte & Touche LLP‘s Audit & Enterprise Risk Practice and has served some of Deloitte‘s largest federal clients, focusing on governance and regulatory compliance process improvement, enterprise risk management and finance transformation. He has advised clients that include U.S. government agencies, financial institutions, central banks in emerging markets and government officials. Prior to Deloitte, Doeden served as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (U.S. Treasury). In addition to his degree from UNI, Doeden has an MBA from the Kellogg Management School at Northwestern University.

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Bruce Braley

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

A core Iowa value is taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves. This week the Iowa Senate voted for a Health & Human Services Budget that will improve the safety and quality of life for Iowa seniors, children and others who look to us for help. House File 2463 provides state funding for local elder abuse support services for the first time. In addition, it will be easier for seniors to get the services needed to continue living in their own homes, rather than moving to expensive nursing facilities. The Senate amendment also hires two ombudsmen for seniors in nursing homes. Iowa currently has only half the number of longterm care ombudsmen recommended in national best-practice standards. Every Iowan will benefit from a boost in funding to emergency medical service (EMS) providers. HF 2463 provides additional money for EMS training and an increase in the amount the state pays through the Medicaid program for local ambulance and other emergency services. Iowa’s rates are among the lowest in the country and significantly below those paid by private health insurance. Some Iowa communities will be in danger of losing EMS services if providers are unable to recoup their costs. The Senate’s Health & Human Services Budget also helps children and at-risk Iowans by: • Expanding childcare assistance to parents receiving further education and working part time. • Improving lives of children and adults by increasing at-home access to specialized health and support services. • Protecting Iowa’s redesigned mental health services by fully funding state commitments. Iowans also value an open, transparent government. That’s why the Government Oversight Committee in the Senate has approved Senate Study Bill 3221, a thoughtful response to recent revelations of hush money payments in employee settlements, questionable hiring practices and the treatment of whistleblowers. Bipartisan investigations have revealed serious shortcomings in state government accountability. Our goal is to craft a comprehensive response that gets to the root of what we have learned so far. SSB 3221 will: ban hush money, expand protections for state employee whistle blowers, require the auditor to investigate prior secret settlements, prevent no-bid contracts for state jobs, outlaw cronyism in hiring, mandate disclosure of state worker bonuses, restrict and reform the use of the state “do-nothire” database. This legislation makes sense because our constituents are telling us that state government needs more sunshine, more accountability, more whistleblower protections and a solid rededication to clean government. Additional information This is a legislative column by Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties. For newsletters, photos and further information, go to senator/ragan. To contact Senator Ragan during the week, call the Senate Switchboard at

515-281-3371. Otherwise she can be reached at home at 641-424-0874. Email her at amanda.ragan@legis.iowa. gov. Senator Ragan is an Assistant Senate Majority Leader, chair of the Human Resources Committee and vice-chair of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee. She also serves on the Appropriations, Natural Resources & Environment, Rules & Administration and Veterans Affairs committees.

Pushing for permanent Hire A Hero Act – After the expiration of a tax credit that helped put 1,400 Iowa veterans back to work, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) wrote Speaker of the House John Boehner to restore tax credit and make it permanent. Braley introduced the Hire a Hero Act in December of last year. It was designed to make permanent a temporary tax credit that could be used to hire unemployed veterans.

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

We remained hard at work in the Capitol this week as we continue on the path toward adjournment. In fact, by the time you read this in print, our work may be complete. Much progress has been made in key areas and I am hopeful final resolution will soon be reached. As elected officials, protecting Iowa’s children is one of our greatest responsibilities. This week, I sponsored HF 2474, a bill that would protect Iowa students from sexual exploitation from a school coach. This bill is in response to a recent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court which overturned the conviction of a high school basketball coach who had a sexual relationship with one of his 16-year-old players. HF 2474 add coaches to the existing state law prohibiting sexual relationships between students and teachers, administrators, and other licensed professionals. After taking swift action in the House and Senate, the bill has been sent to the Governor for his consideration. Furthering our commitment to protecting our children, the House passed legislation aimed at addressing growing concerns centered around bullying. We know this is an important issue, but also realize that government can’t completely put a stop to this behavior. It takes involvement and leadership from other students, parents, and faculty to change the culture in our schools. However, as elected officials, we have a duty to do what we can to ensure our schools are a safe place for Iowa’s kids. Our proposal updates Iowa law to reflect social media technology and would require training to help teachers recognize and discourage bullying in the classroom. Upon consultation with the victim of bullying, the bill would also require schools to notify parents of all students involved in a bullying incident. You may recall me telling you about a bill, HF 2462, passed with bipartisan support in the House earlier this month that would provide greater transparency in state government and answer questions recently raised involving the issuance of confidential state personnel settlement agreements. HF 2462 forbids the use of confidentiality/nondisclosure clauses in personnel settlement agreements for public employees and

makes public the reason an employee is discharged, demoted, or resigns in lieu of termination. By providing additional accountability in this area, Iowans can be confident their tax dollars are being spent appropriately. Unfortunately, instead of passing HF 2462, the Senate Majority party considered their own version of a transparency bill. However, hidden within their bill, are references to what appears to be a prevailing wage proposal in regards to state contracting services. The Senate bill also keeps secret the reasons behind the dismissal of certain employees. In an effort to stay focused and complete our work on behalf of the taxpayers of Iowa, the House moved quickly to address the recent concerns raised, but the Senate Majority party instead held hearings based on politics and hearsay instead of approving legislation. Despite these political games, I am hopeful we will soon be able to move forward soon and wrap up our work for the year. Thanks for providing me with so much helpful feedback over the past several weeks. I look forward to seeing many of you at our communities’ upcoming festivals and events. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions at or 515-281-4618.

Agriculture needs to reduce nutrients in waterways Guest Editorial by Tim Smith, Wright County Farmer In recent years, I have become acutely aware of the role agriculture plays in the nutrient overload of Iowa’s waterways. Throughout my 35 years as an Iowa grain farmer, I wondered about the source of nitrates that affect the Gulf of Mexico so adversely. I thought I was doing everything “right” on my land. After participating in an Iowa Soybean Association water sampling program, I started tracking nitrate levels from my own farm and nitrate levels upstream and downstream in the Boone River. In May of 2013, nitrate levels in the Boone River at Webster City peaked at nearly three times the EPA level for safe drinking water. From April 1 through July 3, 2013, more than 157,000 tons of nitrogen entered nine of Iowa’s watersheds, according to USGS nitrate data. These nine watersheds represent about half of the land in Iowa. I have to agree there is strong reason for alarm. However, sounding the siren does little good without offering farms viable options to help clean Iowa’s waterways.

Letter to the Editor:

I am an affected landowner and also on the board of The Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance. For those who don’t know, we are the nonprofit organization formed to oppose the transmission line proposed by Rock Island Clean Line, or RICL for short. The intended 375 mile route through Iowa to take wind power from O’Brian County to Chicago and on east will need to get many many parcels of land by eminent domain if they are to succeed with their plan. As of now, to our estimation they have less than 7% voluntary easements. What that says to me is this line is actively opposed by the landowners whose farmland through which it passes. To me the question is what precedent

Pat Racette

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

What is the difference between a crab and lobster? What was Sebastian from the Little Mermaid? The more problems I solve, the more problems I have. I guess I should just do nothing. Is sugar good or bad? It sure tastes good. Resting my eyes at the library, it’s hard not to fall asleep when an old man turns a page of his hardback book so eloquently. I like the library because I don’t have to worry about buying anything. Ya see, in the last coffee shop

for me to try out these practices.” That is why fully funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund is so important for continuing to build the momentum that is in rural Iowa right now. The promotion of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is strong. The incentives offered to farmers last August by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to try cover crops were spoken for in a matter of weeks. The use of cover crops in 2013 more than doubled in acres seeded from that of 2012. There are many who don’t think farmers and the agricultural industry will voluntarily implement the practices we need to reach a 45 percent reduction of nutrients in our waterways. I think with the funding of the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund that goal can become a reality. Tim Smith is a farmer partner in Wright County with Iowa Learning Farms, an Iowa State University Extension-based initiative that calls attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

Setting precedent regarding eminent domain do we want to set? Do we let a private company use eminent domain for most of a project through prime Iowa farmland? Talking and writing to landowners and concerned citizens across the state tells me it will come to that. A majority of folks who contact us do not want this line on their property no matter what payment is offered. They say they won’t sign, and it will have to be taken by condemnation. Soon we are now going into spring planting. Everyone is busy and concerned with farming and RICL is pushed to the back of our worries. However their land agents will be out

Deep thoughts – Part dieu

In an effort to write down simple thoughts that happen during the day, I’ve come up with these brain busters. Here are my so-called deep thoughts for the second week in a row. How do I so quickly forget about almost hitting a deer just 10 minutes ago? Life is funny that way I guess. Why do so many ideas come to me when I cannot do anything but forget them? Statistics are relative, but relative to what? Speaking of statistics, I remember learning what the word extrapolate means in college. Now, I’m not quite sure what it means. Does Target target me? Male, 33-year-old, two kids, obsessive and possibly a compulsive buyer.

The economy of Iowa is built upon the health of its soil. We need to ensure that farmers and landowners have the resources and tools necessary to continue to maintain and enhance their soil quality. Fully funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund will provide dedicated, reliable funding to assist all farmers and landowners with implementing solutions on their land (not just those that are located within a priority watershed project). Through a Mississippi River Basin Initiative program offered to growers in the Boone River Watershed, I have implemented several of the practices that are outlined in the Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Through strip tillage, nutrient management, overwintering cover crops and a wood chip bioreactor, I’ve seen firsthand that the goal of reducing nitrates by 45 percent in Iowa’s waterways is attainable with widespread farmer participation. I have been to numerous farmer meetings that deal with these various practices and many times I hear farmers state, “I’d like to try some of these things but I farm outside of a certain watershed and there aren’t incentives

I went to, I was told to buy something or leave. I think I bought a vanilla steamer. If you laugh after your joke, does that still make it funny? I get more e-mails when I’m gone than when I’m at the computer. Or, is it because I don’t addictively hit every new message the second it comes through the Internet? Why is it so hard to understand human beings, though I am one? I wish I were a monkey. Why don’t I ever get surprising calls that aren’t telemarketers?

I wish we were back in the 1930s when I’m watching TV at night, then I could listen to the radio without straining my eyes to see what’s going on. It sure feels like we abuse our sight sense a lot more than the others. If I could have a piece of pie right now, I would choose key lime. If I could be a singer, I would be an entertainer too. I don’t know how I could sing a good melody without tapping and moving to it too. I need a little shake with my fries. I wish my window wipers had slower speeds. I get so sick of the wipers running across the windshield and making that loud, annoying noise – waaaaa booooomp.

there trying to get the voluntary easements so important to their project. Please look carefully at the easement when they come calling. Have an attorney look it over. Confer with other family members. Better yet don’t sign if you are against this line! It isn’t over by a long shot. RICL has much to accomplish before or if ever they are granted their franchise by the Iowa Utilities Board. These easements are forever folks. There is no going back, so think it over very carefully. We of The Preservation are not opposed to wind energy. We are against this line for a multitude of reasons. Our Iowa utili-

ties are doing a fine job of developing wind energy. The people of our state will get greater benefit from them than anything RICL has to offer. All I ask is that you do your research and consider standing with the Preservation of Rural Iowa Alliance to help stop RICL. For some excellent information concerning the easements being offered by RICL go to Roger McEowen and Kristine Tidgren of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation Iowa State University have a pod cast explaining many things to be aware of and what to consider for your protection as landowners.

Sincerely, Diane Darr

Iowans deserve governing Dix’s Diary

Senator Bill Dix, District 25 Shell Rock, Iowa

On day one, we shared a vision to create a legacy of opportunity for all Iowans. Now day 99, what have we done to pass legislation to create jobs and strengthen Iowa’s economy? The answer is very little and nothing of significance. The early discussions are nothing more than words on paper that have been shelved through the whole session. Folks, this is a disservice to everyone in our state. We have had 99 days to end the double tax on manufactured products. The Iowa House passed this bill twice in two years. The only discussion in the senate chamber occurred after senate Republicans proposed an amendment to end the double tax, which was ruled not germane. Strengthening Iowa’s economy requires creating a business-friendly environment. The conversation fell on deaf ears. The only time economic development has been discussed by the majority party is when they attack a job-creating industry that is having a positive impact in Lee County.

We can do better. It is important for a state to continually work to improve its business tax climate – we are not. This is a disservice to everyone in our state. News reports Friday indicate unemployment levels in March were on the rise. Yet, the senate Democrat majority has done nothing to bring forward legislation to right the ship. Instead, the past several weeks have focused on partisan attacks and grandstanding. The past several weeks fly in the face of everything when we first started school. Do you remember your first day of kindergarten? The first thing we learned in school was how to work and play with others. Senate Democrats have ignored senate Republican requests to be part of a solution to fix transparency issues and protect Iowa workers, or offer common sense legislation to create new job opportunities. By my math, we only should have one day left in this legislative session. I do not see us adjourning any time soon. In the closing days, we must work together and bring forward legislation that helps to create jobs, strengthens our economy and pass House File 2462 to protect workers and create a more transparent government. Advertising is well read. Even a After all, 1 x 1. you are reading this advertisement.

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Church Directory

ACKLEYWashington Reformed Church 28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISONAllison Bible Church 108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, May 4: 9:15 a.m. Bible Hour; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, May 7: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship

Allison Congregational Church Ralph Wedeking Pastor Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. St. James Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey A. Blank Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, May 7: 6:00 p.m. 7 & 8 Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. Choir Thursday, May 8: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Friday, May 9: 10:15 a.m. Worship & Communion Allison Rehabilitation Center Saturday, May 10: 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, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship; 10:00 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Wednesday, May 7: 6:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group, Youth Group APLINGTONHitesville Gospel Hall R.R., Aplington Sunday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11:00 a.m. Worship; 7:00 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, May 7: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONTNew Hope Parish United Methodist Churches Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, May 4: 8:00 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, May 4: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOWBristow Church of Christ Justin Briney, Minister Ph: 641-775-3301 Sunday, May 4: 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, May 4: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Bristow. CLARKSVILLE – Peace for your soul, In a peaceful setting. Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3

Pastor Christine Kaplunas Sunday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, May 4: 10:00 a.m. Mass.

St. John Lutheran Church 204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship/Communion/Baptism. Monday, May 5: 7:00 p.m. Handbell Practice. Wednesday, May 7: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation Class. Thursday, May 8: 7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting.

St. Peter Lutheran Church 324 E. Traer, Greene Gary Hatcher, Pastor 641-816-5531 Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship with Traditional Holy Communion; 10:00 a.m. Final Day of Sunday School & Luther League until Fall; 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion Monday, May 5: 7:00 p.m. Worship Committee Wednesday, May 7: 7:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 10:00 a.m. Service of Prayer & Healing; 5:30 p.m. Christian Ed Meeting; 6:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting Thursday, May 8: 9:30 a.m. Faith, Vision & Glory Circles Saturday, May 10: 6:00 p.m. Worship

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, May 4: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship/ Holy Communion. Immanuel United Church of Christ Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Thursday, May 1: 11:30 a.m. Women’s Fellowship to car pool at church for Pizza Ranch; 5:00-6:30 p.m. BBQ @ School. Sunday, May 4: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship/Communion; 11:30 a.m. Council. Monday, May 5: 1:00 p.m. Dorcas Sewing. Tuesday, May 6: 11:00 a.m. Clarksville Ministers meet at Doc’s. Wednesday, May 7: 9:00 a.m. Bible Study; 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Bible Study. New Life Lutheran Congregation Unity Presbyterian Church Ridge Avenue & 220th St. One mile south of Hwy. 3 NALC Iowa Mission District Pastors 1st, 2nd and 5th Saturdays; 3rd and 4th Saturdays Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor Saturday, May 3: 5:00 p.m. Worship/Holy Communion. Church of Christ 302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, May 4: 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, May 7: 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, May 4: 8:30 a.m. Worship followed by Fellowship

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, May 4: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Kids Choir/Confirmation; Sunday School. PLAINFIELD – First Baptist Church 809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, May 4: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School – all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship. United Methodist Church 404 2nd Street Pastor Catherine Orth Church - 319-276-3195 Cell – 319-231-2117 Office Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY – First United Church of Christ 31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship. ROSEVILLESt. Mary Church Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. SHELL ROCK – United Methodist Church 204 S. Prairie Street Pastor Dan Fernandez 319-885-4554 Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. First Baptist Church 223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, May 4: 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, May 3: 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: Sunday, May 4: 9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 10:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, May 7: 7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMARSt. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Sunday, May 4: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion, Coffee & Fellowship Wednesday, May 7: 6:00 p.m. Confirmation; 7:30 p.m. Choir Practice Saturday, May 10: 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, May 2: 7:00 a.m. Mass. Saturday, May 3: 2:00 p.m. Wedding - Justin Crouse and Katie Hoffman; 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass/1st Eucharist Celebration. Sunday, May 4: 8:00 a.m. Mass/ Children’s Liturgy of the Word; 10:00 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy of the Word/1st Eucharist Celebration. Peace United Church of Christ 1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, May 4: 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, May 4: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, May 7: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6:00 p.m. Midweek Classes. Open Bible Church 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, May 4: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; Coffee Corner: Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

August “Bud” Schueler

August “Bud” Schueler, 84, of Allison, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota after fighting a long battle with cancer. He was born January 7, 1930, in rural Bristow, Iowa, to August F. and Minnie (Jakel) Schueler. Bud attended Brushy Mound country school in rural Bristow, Iowa. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. He was united in marriage on July 8, 1956, to Joy Delker at the St. John’s EV Lutheran Church - Vilmar in rural Greene, Iowa. Bud was a farmer and also did carpenter work, as well as various other jobs during his retirement. A stranger to Bud was a person he had just not met yet. He loved to visit and enjoyed coffee shops. He was actively involved with the Iowa Soybean Association for many years. He was a member of the St. John’s EV Lutheran Church - Vilmar, where he had been on the Church Council many times, in rural Greene, Iowa. He was an active member of the Bristow Amvets. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and growing his roses. Bud loved to attend Polka Dances with his wife Joy. Bud is survived by his wife Joy of Allison, son Doug Schueler and Tonnie Lemon of Bristow, son Robert and wife Lynne Schueler of Granger, Iowa, grandchildren Tabitha DeWitt, Kyle (Amanda) Schueler, Austen (Ashley) Schueler and Corben (Megan) Schueler, great-grandchildren Nora, Chloe, and Gabi, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Donna and Dale Hardy of Greene. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Elizabeth Salge and brother-in-law Eugene Salge. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the St. John’s EV Lutheran Church - Vilmar in rural Greene, Iowa. Burial took place at the St. John’s EV Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Greene, Iowa. Pastor Mark Walker officiated. Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Allison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

Beverly M. Sundet

Beverly Mae Sundet, age 53, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the daughter of Kenneth and Daisy (Hoit) Wetzel on September 24, 1960, at Greene County Hospital in Jefferson, Iowa. Beverly graduated from Bayard High School in 1979, and continued her education at Wartburg College where she graduated in 1983 with a double major in music education and elementary education. Beverly was united in marriage to John Sundet on June 5, 1983, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly, Iowa. They made their home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she taught fifth grade, while John was in the Air Force stationed at Pease Air Force Base. After John’s time in the military the couple moved to Amherst, Massachusetts where Beverly taught sixth grade, while John attended graduate school. In 1995 the couple moved back to Iowa, first living in Waverly, and then moving to Clarksville in 1997. After moving to Iowa, Beverly took on her greatest job as a home school teacher for her children. Beverly and John were charter members of Vineyard Community Church where she was a worship leader and Sunday school teacher. Beverly was a member of the Shell Rock Music Association Swing Show. She was an awesome cook, enjoyed gardening, and loved puzzles of any variety, but most importantly she was a loving and caring mom to her children. Beverly died April19, 2014 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents. Beverly is survived by her husband, John; her son, Aaron; three daughters, Hannah, Rachel, and Sarah, all of Clarksville, Iowa; four brothers, Les (Cheryl) Wetzel of Watertown, South Dakota, Keith (Linda) Wetzel of Cameron, Missouri, Maurice Wetzel and Russ (Carla) Wetzel of both Skidmore, Missouri; one sister, Joan (Wayne) Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mother and father-in-law, Harold and Dorothy Sundet of Waverly, Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Erik (Danna) Sundet of Streetboro, Ohio, and Mark (Rose) Sundet of Springfield, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Barbara (John) Bush of Des Moines, Iowa, and Marcia (Mike) Klinefelter of Shell Rock, Iowa. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly with Pastors Bill Carpenter, Ben Dau and Kent Prescott officiating. The congregation sang “Holy, Holy, Holy”, “Forever Reign”, “Your Great Name” and “Great I Am”. Special music was provided by the Shell Rock Swing Show Chorus as they sang “Irish Blessings.” Interment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family of Beverly Sundet. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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Water Summary Update Shows Little Variance From Two Weeks Ago

By Tim Hall DES MOINES — Above normal rainfall was received over the last two weeks — the statewide average was 2.3 inches compared to the normal 1.7 inches. However, more slow steady rains are needed. Although shallow groundwater levels in southern central, eastern and northeastern Iowa have benefitted from the

rainfall, parts of southwest and northwest Iowa received very little rain and shallow groundwater levels are much lower than the previous April. Water supply operators in northwest Iowa are seeing reduced production, dropping water levels and historically low levels. For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends March 27 through April 9, go to www.iowadnr.

gov/watersummaryupdate. The report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

The dream of the average American is independence. Under this umbrella known as the American dream is the pursuit of owning a home, a car, a stable paying job and the ability to provide for our food, clothing and enough cash to care for our family. Americans work one or two jobs forty to sixty hours a week to keep this umbrella over our heads. Independence is never easy or cheap. Most Americans pay 20 - 30 years to own a house. A lot of Americans never own one. Young adults are graduating from college owing $28,000 to over a $100,000 before they even begin their first real job. (Source: American Student Assistance.Org) Americans with medical insurance often end up tens of thousands of dollars in debt due to being responsible for 20% of their medical bills. 1.7 million people filed bankruptcy due to medical bills in 2012 and 56 million more Americans struggled with medical bills. ( report from NerdWallet) Too many Americans have worked for corporations for ten to twenty years to learn their employer is moving to Honduras, Mexico or simply closing to reorganize and reopen in another state. (Source:, 600 Kentucky workers lose jobs as Jamestown plant closes to move to Honduras.) Traditionally, Americans have dreamed of plugging into an employer or career and working thirty years. The hope is to progress, grow and be rewarded throughout the career. When retirement age comes then we hope to pay ourselves to do whatever we want to do which could include golfing, fishing, traveling or walking the beach. Our forefathers came here seeking independence from British rule. They wanted to enjoy religious freedom, own some land and have the freedom to carve out a living for themselves and their families. The pursuit of their dreams was tough and many died. Their sacrifices paved the way for survivors and others who would follow. They and every generation that followed handed to us the America we enjoy. It is humbling to walk the national cemetery in Arlington knowing that so many died for what we have today. Whether standing at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier or at a friend’s grave in Kentucky, who died in Vietnam, I am starkly reminded that a huge price of sacrifice has been paid for all of us in America. My mother and father worked hard for forty years. I benefited from their la-

in me for years without a lot of pay. The spectrum of debt we all owe is wide. From the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Jonas Salk, Martin Luther King, Bill Gates and millions of others our lives are enriched because so many have worked hard and sacrificed much. Americans have enjoyed the freedom to dream, pursue, fail and try again. All the while everything we are doing to-

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CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Meeting April 23, 2014 A special meeting was called to order by Board Pres. Chris Backer at 6:31 p.m. in the community room. Members present were Chris Backer, Shelley Maiers, Corey Jacobs and Justin Clark; other present were Supt. Eric Wood and Board Secretary Shellee Bartlett. Board member absent: Tim Backer. Moved by Clark, seconded by Maiers, to approve the agenda. Carried unanimously. Moved by Clark, seconded by Jacobs, to approve bill listings. Carried unanimously. Moved by Jacobs, seconded by Maiers, to approve 2013-14 drill team contract for Kristen Clark. Carried unanimously. Moved by Maiers, seconded by Jacobs, to approve ratification of the 2014-15 negotiated agreement with the Clarksville Education Association for a total package increase of 3.89%. Roll: Ayes – Clark, Jacobs, Maiers, C. Backer; Absent: T. Backer; Nays – none. Moved by Jacobs, seconded by Clark, to approve 2014-15 classified salaries and benefits for a total package of 3.89%. Carried unanimously. Moved by Clark, seconded by Jacobs, to approve 2014-15 administrative salaries and benefits for a total package increase of 3.89% . Carried unanimously. Moved by Maiers, seconded by Jacobs, to approve 2014-15 curriculum director/technology coordinator contract to Eric Eckerman $5,000 for 10 days plus full family medical. Carried unanimously. Moved by Clark, seconded by Maiers, to approve 2014-15 classified handbook as presented. Carried unanimously. Item 10 business manager salary was approved with administration salaries and benefits. Item 11 28E agreement for shared business manager with North Butler CSD was tabled. Moved by Maiers, seconded by Jacobs, to adjourn at 6:31 p.m. Carried unanimously. ST-18-1


CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL DEPARTMENT MEETING APRIL 21, 2014 The Clarksville City Council met in regular session April 21, 2014, in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor David Kelm in the chair and Council members Cathy Cummings, Jeff Kolb, Diane Renning, Travis Sterken, and Val Swinton present. The following Department Heads were in attendance: Kristen Clark, Library Director; Dan Cummings, Police Chief; Jon Myers, Fire Chief; Matt Kampman, Maintenance Superintendent; and Larry Betts, Financial Administration. Motion Kolb, Cummings, to approve the monthly Library reports submitted by Kristen Clark and approve recommendations from the Public Library Trustees to hire Sarah Jordan as Library Aid, effective May 1, 2014. RCV - Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Renning, Sterken, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Sterken, Renning, to approve the Fire Department report submitted by Jon Myers. RCV - Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Renning, Sterken, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Kolb, Swinton, to approve April expenditures as presented by the City Clerk. RCV - Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Renning, Sterken, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Renning, Cummings, to adopt the third reading of Ordinance No. 266: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING DANGEROUS ANIMAL PROVISIONS TO PROVIDE FOR A SERVICE ANIMAL EXCEPTION. RCV – Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Renning, Sterken, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Third reading passed. Ordinance declared adopted, signed by the Mayor and hereby made a portion of these minutes. Motion Sterken, Swinton, to approve detour on Highway 188 (Main Street) for the Pioneer Days Celebration as follows: East one block on Poisal Street to Mather Street, south on Mather Street, west on Weare Street. RCV – Ayes: Cummings, Kolb, Renning, Sterken, Swinton. Nays: None. MC. Motion Sterken, to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 p.m. David Kelm Mayor Attest: Larry D. Betts, CMC City Clerk/Treasurer ST-18-1

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The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA April 2, 2014: Jason E. LaForte, 42, of New Hartford, IA, received a deferred judgment for OWI 1st Offense and was placed on self probation for 1 year. Mr. LaForte was ordered to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $1250.00 and court costs in the amount of $190.00 including all applicable surcharges. Mr. LaForte shall also complete the Drinking Driver’s School. Charges initially filed in May 2013 by Jay Johnson, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Elizabeth Biwer represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge

Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA April 9, 2014: Tanner L. Henning, 20, of Dike, IA, pled guilty to Driving While Barred and was sentenced to 13 days in the Butler County Jail with credit given for all time previously served. Mr. Henning was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $625.00 plus a 35% surcharge with said fine and surcharge suspended. Charges initially filed in July 2013 by Jay Johnson, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Elizabeth Biwer represented the Defendant. The following case appeared before Associate District Court Judge Peter B. Newell in Butler County District Court in Allison, IA April 16, 2014:

Joshua L. Hudson, 23, of Greene, IA, pled guilty to Possession of Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine and was sentenced to serve a period of 365 days in the Butler County jail with said sentence suspended and shall reside at the BeJe Clark facility for 6 months or until maximum benefits are achieved. Mr. Hudson was ordered to 2 years of probation to the Department of Correctional Services with his driving privileges revoked for 180 days and shall complete a substance abuse evaluation. Mr. Hudson was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $315.00 plus a 35% surcharge. Charges initially filed in January 2014 by Justin Trees, a Peace Officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens appeared for the State. Brett Schilling represented the defendant.

Butler Sheriff Monday, April 21: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted a motorist, assisted with two medical calls, and received a report of two controlled burns. • 9:28 a.m.: Deputies received a dog/ deer/livestock report in the 500 block of Beaver St. • 1:31 p.m.: Deputies received a dog/ deer/livestock report in the 1000 block of Railroad St. • 2:38 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of 1st St., Dumont. The salesman was asked to leave town. • 4:08 p.m.: Deputies received a dog/ deer/livestock report near the intersection of Railroad St. and 2nd St. Tuesday, April 22: • Deputies executed five traffic stops, assisted with one medical call, and received reports of 21 controlled burns. • 3:47 a.m.: Deputies took a suspicious vehicle report in the 20500 block of 125th St., Greene. • 5:45 a.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 600 block of Cherry St., Dumont. • 1:52 p.m.: Deputies were called to a criminal mischief report in the 200 block of W. South St., Greene. • 8:57 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 400 block of 6th St. Wednesday, April 23: • Deputies received reports of five controlled burns. • 8:51 a.m.: Deputies took a theft report in the 32100 block of Union Ave., New Hartford. Case deemed unfounded.

• 3:56 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident in the 15300 block of Highway 188, Clarksville. • 4:19 p.m.: Deputies received a report of a vehicle-bike accident in the 200 block of S. Cherry St., Shell Rock. No information available as Shell Rock officer covered. • 6:46 p.m.: Deputies took a burglary report in the 300 block of N. Cherry St., Shell Rock Thursday, April 24: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with five medical calls, and received a report of one controlled burn. • 6:25 p.m.: Deputies were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of Highway 57 and Buswell. Friday, April 25: • Deputies executed two traffic stops, assisted with three medical calls, and received a report of 20 controlled burns. • 3:17 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Aplington Fire Department on a call in the 900 block of Parriott St. The call was deemed a false alarm. • 5:06 p.m.: Deputies arrested Dallas R. Druvenga, 56, Parkersburg, in the 100 block of Cemetary St., Parkersburg, and charged him with disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. He was held to see a judge. • 7:17 p.m.: Deputies assisted the Aredale Fire Department with a grass fire in the 11900 block of 150th St., Aredale. • 7:40 p.m.: Deputies were called to a suspicious vehicle report in the 500 block of Bickford St., Dumont. Unable to locate. Saturday, April 26: • Deputies executed four traffic stops, assisted with three medical calls, and

received reports of 20 controlled burns. • 7:59 a.m.: Deputies received a suspicious vehicle report near the intersection of 150th St. and Franklin Ave. • 8:02 a.m.: Deputies were called to a burglary report in the 200 block of E. Grove St., Shell Rock. • 2:19 p.m.: Deputies received a report of suspicious activity in the 14200 block of Birch Ave., Aredale. • 5:10 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 1300 block of Parriott St. • 5:23 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 19400 block of 160th St. • 6:23 p.m.: Deputies were assisted fire personnel from Clarksville and Allison in the 20600 block of Spring Ave. • 8:45 p.m.: Deputies investigated a minor property damage accident in the 600 block of Lincoln St. Sunday, April 27: • Deputies executed three traffic stops and assisted with one medical call. • 7:05 a.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel from Greene in the 15600 block of Marsh Ave., Greene, for a tree on fire. • 7:32 a.m.: Deputies assisted fire personnel in the 20600 block of Spring Ave. • 6:38 p.m.: Deputies received a harassment complaint in the 400 block of W. Prospect St., Shell Rock. Monday, April 28: • Deputies executed one traffic stop and assisted with one medical call prior to 11 a.m. • 10:28 p.m.: Deputies were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of Beaver Valley St. and Utica Ave.

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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 52.35 of the Iowa Code that on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 8:00 a.m., the duly authorized agents of the Butler County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections will publicly examine and test the vote tabulating machines to be used for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. This certification test is open to the public. Lizbeth Williams, Butler County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections. ST&TJ-18-1


MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON APRIL 15, 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 was Fern Myers, Allison, Iowa. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board heard program update from Cedar Valley Friends of the Family representatives Casey Herkelman and Marcia Sharp. Also present was Treasurer Vicki Schoneman. Board met with Library Association members Patty Hummel, Cynthia Siemons and Sue Meyer to review and discuss County allocation. After discussion, allocation for Fiscal Year 20142015 will not change. Board met with Emergency Management Coordinator Mitch Nordmeyer to review Hazard Mitigation Grant Application. Application will be finalized next week. Board reviewed contract for liability and property insurance. Board met with Information Technology Director Sara Trepp to: 1) approve/disapprove Ricoh copier contract. Moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to approve said contract. Motion carried. 2) Review Eagle Recorder software proposal. After discussion it was moved by Reiher, second by Heidenwirth to authorize chair to sign said agreement. Motion carried. Department Head and Elected Officials meeting held. Board approved claims as submitted. Chairman Ackerman adjourned the meeting at 11:41 A.M. to Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. Motion carried. 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 April 15, 2014. ST&TJ-18-1

DEATH RECORDS Korene Helgeson, 75, Allison. Date of death, April 18. Date recorded, April 22. Mary Ruth, 84, Clarksville. Date of death, April 18. Date recorded, April 22. CITATIONS Joe Tyler, 47, Parkersburg, operation without registration, $75 fine, $26.25 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Rebecca McIntire, 19, Parkersburg, speeding, $30 fine, $10.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Lezlie Ihde, 18, Aplington, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Cory Taylor, 20, Cedar Falls, operating non-registered vehicle, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Glen Vanek, 50, Kansasville (Wis.), speeding, $80 fine, $28 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Sharon Duclos, 50, Cedar Falls, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Thomas Kisner, 45, Waterloo, failure to comply with safety regulation rules, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Thomas Deuser, 51, Fridley (Minn.), speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 ourt costs. Rex Carr, 53, Hampton, speeding, $40 fine, $14 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Austin Niederhauser, 26, Parkersburg, fail to maintain safety belts, $50 fine, $17.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Erin Scroggin, 19, Allison, first-offense possession/purchase alcohol by person 18/19/20, $200 fine, $75 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Heather Green, 24, Clarksville, violation of regulations, $30 fine, $10.50 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Darin Auten, 39, Clarksville, violation of regulations, $200 fine, $70 surcharge, and $60 court costs. Joseph Riley, 81, Clarksville, open dumping prohibited, $75 fine, $26.25 surcharge, and $60 court costs. DISTRICT COURT Robert Gilliland, Greene, on April 23 pled guilty to driving while barred. Sentenced to seven days in jail, and $625 fine with 35% surcharge. Robert Gilliland, Greene, on April 23 pled guilty to driving while barred. Sentenced to seven days in jail, and $625 fine with 35% surcharge. Sarah Bordeaux, New Hartford, on April 23 deferred judgment after pleading guilty to forgery on Nov. 20. Ordered to serve two years of supervised probation, $55 restitution to The Curve (N.H.), and $305 court costs. SMALL CLAIMS Hauge Associates, Inc., v. Juli Strasser, Aplington. Judgment for plaintiff

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Iowa State Bank; Clarksville-CL-Poisals ADD-20-8-; CL-211-20-8; 20141139. Mortgages: Wedroe LTD to Iowa State Bank; 93-15-28-E1/2 NW; 9315-28-NW NE; 2014-1140. Warranty Deed: Russell Martin to Everett and Caroline Ragsdale; 93-1530–E of Center; 2014-1141. Release: Farmers Savings Bank, Frederika to Travis Bouska; Clarksville-CL-Poisals ADD-11-1-; CL-21111-1; 2014-1143. Quit Claim Deed: Doyle and Ann Brocka to Doyle and Ann Brocka; ES14-1134. Warranty Deed: Joan and Randy Moad to Clarksville Development LLC; Clarksville-CL-Orig Twn and CH Blks-18-6 and 3-N1/2 LT 6, S 11 FT LT 3; CL-210-18-6 and 3-N1/2 LT 6, S11FT LT3; 2014-1150. Mortgages: L J Ellis LLC to Farmers State Bank; Parkersburg-PB-Legend Trail Development–Parcels I, J, K; PB634–Parcels I, J, K; 2014-1151. Release: MidwestOne Bank to Michael Jansen; Parkersburg-PB-Original Town–Parcel P; PB-624–Parcel P; Parkersburg-PB-IND and Comm Park PH 1–4-Parcel H; PB-611–4-Parcel H; 2014-1152. Release: MidwestOne Bank to Robert and Cindy Studnicka; 90-16-24NW NE; 2014-1153. Mortgages: Brady Wehrhan to Lincoln Savings Bank; 91-17-15-W1/2 NW-SUBD; 2014-1160. Release: Bank of America to Monte and Kelly Allan; 90-17-2–SE Comm SW COR; ES14-1155. Release: State Bank of Waverly to Michael Dietz; Shell Rock-PFA ADD15-20 and 21-; ES14-1156. Mortgages: Lucas Brocka to United States of America; Farm Service Agency, US Department of Agriculture; 9317-33-SW SE-Parcel B; 2014-1166. Mortgages: Bradley and Kobey Swarts to Veridian Credit Union; 90-16-24-SW-Parcel H; 90-16-25-NWParcel H; 2014-1169. Joint Ten Deed: Dolores Mooty to Eric Lahmon and Keshia Baethke; 9015-9-SW NW-ETC; 2014-1170. Joint Ten Deed: Eric Lahmon and Keshia Baethke to Adam and Stephanie Aries; 90-15-9-SW NW-ETC; 20141171. Release: Regions Bank to Sylvia Schultz; 90-17-6-NE NE-Parcel A; 2014-1174. Mortgages: Alan and Jacqueline Schoneman to Veridian Credit Union; Clarksville-CL-Poisals ADD-6-2 and 3-W1/2 of Alley; CL-211-6-2 and 3-W1/2 of Alley; 2014-1177. Joint Ten Deed: Michael and Kathryn Gogel to Michael and Kathryn Gogel; 90-15-32-SW; 2014-1178. Mortgages: Chad and Joslynn Mostek to Embrace Home Loans INC; Parkersburg-Taylors ADD–35-SUBD LOT B; ES14-1163.

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Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Fish activity has slowed over the past week as water temperatures have declined. Trout hatchery folks are stocking streams where they can. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563382-8324. Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Anglers were doing well on catfish and walleye before this latest cool down. Fish activity should improve over the weekend with rising temps. Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Walleye - Slow: Anglers have been picking up a few walleye on artificial jigs tipped with twistertails. Use a slow retrieve as water temperatures are still cool. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Interior river walleye fishing has been good in areas where both water levels and clarity have been good. Heritage Pond will be stocked with 1800 catchable trout this coming Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Trout streams in the Manchester District have been in excellent condition, for further information contact the Manchester District Office at 563-927-3276. Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast There have been good reports of walleye being taken on the Cedar River, a seven pound walleye was taken in Black Hawk Co. a few days ago. Decorah District Streams Northeast Fish activity has slowed over the

past week as water temperatures have declined. Trout hatchery folks are stocking streams where they can. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563382-8324. Decorah District Streams Northeast Spring mayfly hatches have been light. Very few Hendricksons have been reported. There have been reasonably good Blue Wing Olive & Baetis hatches in sizes #18-#24. Midge hatches have been productive in sizes #24 and smaller and nymph fishing with very small patterns has been good. Streamer fishing has been decent in deeper water. Heritage Pond Northeast Interior river walleye fishing has been good in areas where both water levels and clarity have been good. Heritage Pond will be stocked with 1800 catchable trout this coming Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Trout streams in the Manchester District have been in excellent condition, for further information contact the Manchester District Office at 563-927-3276. Heritage Pond Northeast Heritage Pond will be stocked with 1800 catchable trout this coming Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am. This event is sponsored by both the Dubuque Fly Fishers and the Dubuque County Conservation Board, prizes may be available for children of all ages. Lake Hendricks Northeast Fish activity has slowed over the past week as water temperatures have declined. Trout hatchery folks are stocking streams where they can. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-


382-8324. Lake Hendricks Northeast Largemouth Bass - Fair: A few anglers are catching largemouth bass along the shoreline using a jig and twistertail retrieved slowly. Lake Hendricks Northeast Channel Catfish - Slow: Anglers can catch a few hungry catfish using a jig tipped with a nightcrawler or a piece of cut bait. Lake Meyer Northeast Fish activity has slowed over the past week as water temperatures have declined. Trout hatchery folks are stocking streams where they can. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563382-8324. Lake Meyer Northeast Few people have been out and fish activity is slow. Maquoketa River (above Monticello) Northeast Interior river walleye fishing has been good in areas where both water levels and clarity have been good. Heritage Pond will be stocked with 1800 catchable trout this coming Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Trout streams in the Manchester District have been in excellent condition, for further information contact the Manchester District Office at 563-927-3276. Maquoketa River

(above Monticello) Northeast There have been reports of walleye and northern pike being caught in Delaware County. Maquoketa River (above Monticello) Northeast Walleye - Good: A jig and twister tipped with a minnow or half a night crawler has been good. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast A spring pulse of high water is beginning to recede this week and the fish will soon settle back into their normal feeding routines. Water temperatures are on the rise again into the upper 40’s. Expect the walleye and sauger bite to pick up again post spawn. Call ahead, as many ramps are still closed due to high water conditions. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast River level at Lynxville is 22.7 and expected to fall slightly over the next week. Water temp is in the upper 40’s. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Sauger - Good: Some good catches of sauger reported with a lot of short fish released. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Walleye - Good: Walleye are on the spawning areas. Now is the time to get in on the last of the tailwater bite. Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill will begin to be on the move and feeding more. Fish the upper warmer areas of back-

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Some Home Improvements Can Improve Your Health

(StatePoint) Small changes to your surroundings can have a strong impact on mood and overall health, say experts.

A relatively new movement in design and construction, called ‘designing for health,’ aims to make homes and com-

munities have positive impacts on the way people live, work and play. “Encouraging movement, social interaction and physical health can address problems like obesity and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Thoughtful design and home improvements can solve these issues,” says Cyril Stewart, President at Cyril Stewart, LLC and member of the American Institute of Architects‚ (AIA) Design and Health Leadership Group. Spaces that promote movement -- walkable and livable communities -- are an idea gaining steam, as noted by the AIA’s most recent Home Design Trends Survey. Increasingly, designers and developers are creating pedestrianfriendly communities with access to recreational activities. Want to foster healthy, active spaces in your own home and community? Stewart is offering a few tips: Extend the Home Adding porches, patios or balconies

improves access to the outside world. This provides great health benefits, ranging from maximizing natural light to extending living spaces. “Many people retrofit homes with these amenities, to allow for more space and fresh air and improve ventilation,” says Stewart. Add Strategic Seating Strategic seating is another interesting trend design professionals are employing to encourage movement in and around a home or community. For example, public seating in the middle of spaces that mix residential, dining and entertainment establishments ensure people need to get up and walk to those services before enjoying them. In other communities, areas designated for more quiet activities, like reading, are on the rise. Sleep-Friendly Bedrooms Ensure your bedroom promotes healthy sleep by making it a tranquil place. If possible, avoid sleeping in a

room that is along a busy street. Install soundproof windows and use drapes. And leave the entertainment center out of your bedroom. It’s hard to get quality sleep alongside the lights and sound of the television. Breathe Quality Air An easy, but often overlooked solution for ensuring better health, is keeping air quality high. Fresh air aids sleep and lessens the occurrence of diseases like asthma. Simple ways to improve air quality include: • Finding the optimum setup to promote fresh air flow and ventilation in a building • Regularly replacing and cleaning filters on air conditioners and heating systems • Confirming radon and carbon monoxide detectors are present and in working order These are just a few examples of how design can affect health. For help implementing these ideas or to find

recommendations for your home or community, an architect can help you decide what would work best. To find an architect in your area, visit When it comes to home upgrades and interior decorating decisions, you can make your health a top consideration alongside visual appeal and functionality.

• Clarksville Star • Butler County Tribune-Journal •


Thursday, May 1, 2014 •


Year-Round Backyard Safety Tips for Families

Tips to Green Your Home and Garden this Season (StatePoint) Going green at home doesn’t have to turn your life upside down. There are simple measures you can take in your kitchen and garden to run a planet-friendly home. Reduce Waste Ensure your kitchen is properly outfitted with labeled paper and plastic recycling bins. Keep these receptacles handy to encourage your family and guests to make use of them. Take your waste reduction a step further by setting up a bin for food scraps, which you can add to your yard trimmings. Composting creates a natural fertilizer that’s makes a planet-friendly alternative to the chemical variety. By recycling and composting, you can join the ranks of Americans reducing the waste they send to the landfill. In fact, recycling and composting prevented 86.9 million tons of materials from being disposed in 2011 in the United States, up from 15 million tons in 1980, according to government estimates. Protect Wildlife You may think of your yard as ‘yours,’ but you are actually sharing the space with furry creatures, insects and birds. Habitat destruction and loss, as well other manmade and natural threats, put beautiful species like humming birds at risk. Make your garden a safe haven with bird feeders and by planting native, sustentative shrubs, trees and flowers. Unfortunately, bird to building col-

lisions, particularly with windows, are estimated to kill between 100 million and 1 billion birds in the United States alone, according to a new report from the Cooper Ornithological Society. Ensure the safety of your airborne visitors by applying static-cling decals to your windows, which helps birds detect glass, thereby avoiding injury or death. Decals from WindowAlert, for example, rely on special ultravioletreflecting coating that looks like etched glass to humans, but is quite visible to birds, and add a decorative appearance to your home. The coating can fade over time, so remember to replace decals every six to nine months. More information can be found at Eat Local Source your food locally to reduce your carbon footprint. If possible, buy local, in-season fruits and vegetables that didn’t have to travel the world to reach your plate. And while flowers are beautiful to look at -- and the right ones can provide nectar for pollinating insects and birds -- consider turning at least part of your garden into a space for herbs and vegetables to grow. When dinner comes from your own back yard, it means fresher produce that’s good for your family, and good for the planet. Don’t just enjoy nature this season, take care of it. With a few small tweaks, it isn’t hard to run your home more sustainably.

(StatePoint) Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family all year long. But accidents can happen anywhere -- even in the oasis of your backyard. For parents, taking extra safety precautions out back should be just as important as childproofing done indoors. To prep and maintain your yard for outdoor safe play and relaxation, here are several important steps: Lawn Remove tree stumps and level concrete footings to avoid tripping. Lawn debris such as rocks could become projectiles when cutting the grass. So be sure to clear the yard. Additionally, children should never be nearby while you’re using motorized equipment. Store potentially dangerous tools, equipment and chemicals completely out of the reach of children, such as in a locked shed or garage. Fencing A yard without a fence is like a house without walls. Fences help protect children from danger, keeping toddlers out of swimming pools, hot tubs, ponds, or away from traffic or strangers. Fences can also improve pet safety, keeping your pets in your yard and other animals out, and can reduce your liability by preventing injuries to uninvited guests on your property. With that in mind, be sure your fences and gates are functional and free of rust that can render them useless or dangerous. “Rusty metal gate hardware that no longer functions properly or becomes a threat to children is a top homeowner concern, according to our research,” says Jim Paterson, senior vice president of¬†D&D Technologies, which manufactures gate latches and hinges made of ultra-strong engineering polymers. Eliminate this worry by installing high-quality fencing impervious to seasonal weather, ground settling and other factors that can cause gates to become misaligned over time. Opt for gate hardware that can be easily adjusted to function properly over the long-term. For example, some models of TruClose self-closing tension adjustable hinges are vertically and horizontally adjustable. Additionally, be sure to install pool barrier access gates with adjustable self-closing hinges like TruClose and self-latching gates where the latches are out of the reach of children, such as the Magnalatch Safety Gate Latch. Both products carry lifetime warranties and

are adjustable both vertically and horizontally for easy adjustments. Homeowners can peruse a bevy of rust-free gate hardware and child safety latches online at www.ddtechglobal. com or in person under the Stanley Hardware brand available through

most stores. Sun Protection When the sun is bearing down, skin can be susceptible to burns and permanent damage year-round. And children’s skin can be even more sensitive to harmful UV rays. Your yard should have plenty of shady areas to seek re-

spite. Plant trees and watch them grow. Install a canopy. Adorn patio furniture with an umbrella. Your backyard can be one of the most exciting places for your children to play through the entire year. A little prevention along the way will keep it safe and fun.



Monday, May 5

JH Track @ Tripoli, 4:15 PM

Tuesday, May 6

Varsity Track @ Sumner-Fred, 4:30 PM

Wednesday, May 7

Boys Conference Golf @ Tripoli, TBD

Thursday, May 8

Varsity Golf @ Home (C.A.R.D.), 4:15 PM JH Track @ NashuaPlainfield (vs. North Butler), 4:15 PM Varsity Conference Track @ Meskwaki, 4:30 PM

Friday, May 9

JH Track @ Meskwaki, 4:30 PM

Varsity Girls Golf Grabs Back to Back Wins

By Emily Mennenga

Clarksville @ Wapsie Ridge

The Indians girls golf team picked up another win on Tuesday, April 22. The golf meet was hosted by Dunkerton and was held at the Wapsie Ridge Golf Course, which is par 35. Clarksville did their best this season, totalling 226 strokes. Dunkerton finished with 230, and Northeast Hamilton did not have enough girls to have a team score. “It was a nice win, and it’s nice to get below a 230. Hopefully we continue to improve and get below 220 in the next week,” Coach Klay Hoppenworth stated. The medalist was Brittany Norem from Dunkerton. She shot a 47. Emily Mennenga and Bridget Ross tied for third place. They both shot a 55. Arika Rinnels had 57 strokes and was in fifth place. Madison Bloker finished in sixth place with a score of 59. “I feel I was used to the course because of conference last year, but it was upsetting because I didn’t do as good as the last time I was on it. We did good for how difficult the course was,” Rinnels said.

Clarksville @ Dunkerton

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Ethan Bidwell Katie Gallmeyer Ryan Groah Jackson Hendricks Tayler Maiers Emily Mennenga Maddie Poppe Mitch Rund Isabella Vance Tim Widmoyer

Clarksville @ Jesup

The golf team traveled to Jesup to face the Don Bosco Dons and the GMG Wolverines on Thursday, April 17. Clarksville came in first place with a score of 231. “I’m happy with the girls’ performance. The weather has been anything but perfect, so it is affecting their game. I can see improvement in the girls which is good. Chipping and putting is definitely the team’s weakness. My goal is for them to win conference again and continue to improve,” Coach Jill Norton said. She also added, “The girls have the drive to win, they’re competitive and coachable, and they are really fun. I’m really excited to see how much everyone improves.” The four scorers on the Clarksville team were Emily Mennenga, Madi-

son Bloker, Bridget Ross, and McKenna Lebeck. Mennenga shot a 56 and was the medalist. Bloker and Ross each had 57 strokes. Lebeck had a score of 61. “It was challenging at first to golf on a new course, and it psyched me out, but then I got into the swing of it. I have high expectations for myself this year because I did so bad last season. My goals are to improve on chipping and shoot a 55 at the C.A.R.D.,” Lebeck said. Arika Rinnels finished with 63 strokes, and Kennedy Becker shot a 72. “It was really hard golfing on a new course, especially with all the trees and obstacles. I have been struggling with chipping, and my driving is usually my strong point when I’m on. I golfed with my family a lot when I was little, and I would always attend the golf camp at the C.A.R.D.,” Becker stated. Becker also added, “It would be great if we made it to state this year. My goal is to get under 60.” The golf team hopes to improve throughout the rest of the season, and they are doing their best to play through the weather.

Varsity Boys Golf Struggle With Bad Weather

By Tayler Maiers

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Rinnels is the reigning Iowa Star Girls Conference Champion. “I started off pretty weak and ended a little better. It was difficult because there were a lot of trees and the greens were hard. I’d like to break 50 this season,” Ross shared. The golf team gets to host another home meet on Monday, April 28.

The boys golf team finished with second place on Tuesday, April 22. The team traveled to Dunkerton to golf against Dunkerton and Northeast Hamilton. As a team, Clarksville shot 208, beating North East Hamilton’s 235, but losing to Dunkerton’s 173. “We struggled tonight and shot the worst team score we had in a long time,” Coach Klay Hoppenworth said. “But I hope to turn it around in practice in the next two weeks.” Trevor Fenneman, 47, Carter Kelm, 49, Dylan Ciavarelli, 55, and Dustin Sommerfelt, 57, were the top four golfers for Clarksville. “It was a rough day,” said

Fenneman, “but there is always going to be another meet.” “We’ll just practice hard and really swing for the fences at the driving range,” Fenneman added. The medalist was Dunkerton’s Jordan Kubitz with 37, and Fenneman finished with fourth place. “If one thing went right for me, the next went wrong,” Fenneman stated. The boys golf team will next play at Tripoli on Tuesday, May 6.

Clarksville @ Jesup

On Thursday, April 17, the boys golf team traveled to Jesup to golf against Don Bosco and GMG. The team finished with third place. As a team, Clarksville shot 231, losing to GMG’s 190 and Don Bosco’s 217.

“We had half the team gone, either from being ineligible or at track, so we golfed with five boys tonight,” Coach Klay Hoppenworth said. “It was a tough course,” Carter Kelm stated, “and we could have played a lot better than we did.” The top four golfers were Kelm, 46, Dylan Ciavarelli, 54, Dustin Sommerfelt, 58, and Trace Kromminga, 73. The medalist was GMG’s Chad Plaehn with 43 and Kelm was runner up. “Carter did well enough to get runner up, but we struggled as a team tonight,” Coach Hoppenworth added. “There is always room for improvement,” Kelm stated.

Varsity Girls Track Place in Events at Four Meets

By Isabella Vance

Clarksville @ Dunkerton

The Clarksville girls varsity track team traveled to Union for a track meet Friday, April 11. “A lot of people placed, “ Senior Hannah Thompson stated. “We’ve been working hard and have been improving our times”. In field events, Tayler Maiers placed second in the long jump, while Hannah Faust placed fifth. The shuttle hurdle relay team earned second place with a time of 1:24.14. The team included Chelsea Capper, Jadyn Maiers, Miranda Vance, and Brittney Litterer. For the 400 meter dash, Madison Stirling earned third place with a time of 1:12.6. Maiers placed in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28 seconds, earning her third place. “The girls continue to get better every time they run, they just need to continue to keep working towards their goals,” Coach Eric Eckerman stated. “We have several girls that are starting to see their potential with other events, which is really exciting for a coach to see,” Coach Brittane Nederhoff added.

Clarksville @ Waterloo West

On Thursday, April 17, the girls varsity track team traveled to Central Intermediate for the Waterloo West meet. The girls only had one relay place, which was the shuttle hurdle re-

lay. The relay team included Chelsea Capper, Jadyn Maiers, Hannah Green, and Brittney Litterer. They placed sixth with a total time of 1:18.14. Other teams that were at the meet included Cedar Falls, Cedar RapidsWashington, Dubuque Hempstead, Hudson, Linn-Mar, Waverly-Shell Rock, and Waterloo West. “It can be difficult to get athletes to buy into their potential,” Coach Eric Eckerman stated. “The big thing is that its hard work to be an athlete, you have to decide to push yourself and realize it won’t be easy.”

Clarksville @ Hudson

The girls then traveled to Hudson on Monday, April 21, for another track meet. In field events, Hannah Faust earned third in long jump with a jump of 16 feet and 4.75 inches. Tayler Maiers also placed in long jump with a jump of 15 feet 6 inches, earning her sixth place. In the 100 meter dash Morgan Thompson earned fourth place with a time of 13.68 seconds. The girls’ 4 x 400 relay team, which included Madison Stirling, Kayla Jacobs, Hannah Thompson and Chelsea capper, got third with a final time of 4 mins and 55.92 seconds. Coach Eckerman was asked what his goals for the girls track team this year were. His response was that his goals were for “the girls to learn more about track and field, have fun, realize their potential, and ultimately,

qualify as many girls to go to state as possible, as a team also learn the culture of being successful.”

Clarksville @ Nashua

The girls track team traveled to Nashua for their meet on Thursday, April 24. Even though it was a rainy day the girls still ran until the end. Other teams that were at this meet included Central Springs, Columbus, Don Bosco, Dunkerton, Janesville, Nashua, North Butler, NorthwoodKensett, Nerman, Osage, Riceville, Rockford, Turkey Valley, Wapsie Valley, and West Fork. For field events, Tayler Maiers jumped 15 feet in long jump earning her third place overall and Hannah Faust jumped 14 feet and 3 ½ inches getting her fifth place. The 4 x 200 meter relay team got fourth place with a time of 1 minute and 57.05 seconds. This relay included Morgan Thompson, Hannah Faust, Jadyn Maiers, and Tayler Maiers. “I think we did really well last night, but we would be more successful if we put more effort into teamwork,” Freshman Morgan Thompson said. “The weather is always ‘fast’ so it doesn’t affect the girls, its a mental thing, if you think it will affect you, it will,” Coach Eric Eckerman stated. “We are making good progress, we are able to focus on the little things, which will help out out and make a difference for this last week,” Eckerman added.

Varsity Boys Track Compete at Hudson, Dike & Nashua

By Jackson Hendricks

Clarksville @ Hudson

The Clarksville Indians Boys Track team traveled to Hudson to run in the Pirate relays on Thursday, April 17. The other teams that attended were Hudson, Don Bosco, Dunkerton, BCLUW, North Tama, South Hardin, Denver, East Marshall, Jesup, AGWSR, Grundy Center, NashuaPlainfield, Columbus, GMG, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, and West Marshall. In the field events, Zach Sommerfelt and Jackson Hendricks managed to place in both the long jump and the high jump. In the high jump, Jackson Hendricks placed sixth with a jump of 5’4”. In the long jump, Zach Sommerfelt placed fifth with a jump of 19’6”, currently putting him in second in the Iowa Star Conference. In the running events, Hendricks managed to place fourth in both the 100 and 200, posting a time in the 100 of 11.72, his best yet this season and best in the Iowa Star Conference this year. Hendricks also managed to run a 23.87 in the 200, not a personal record this year but good enough to keep him in first in the Iowa Star Conference. The Indians managed 14 points, which put them in 15th out of 17 teams. The winner of the meet was Hudson with 90 points. Coach Brittane Nederhoff saw great improvement and is looking forward to the rest of the season. “The boys ran well against some great competition. Even though it was a big meet we saw some events perform with great end of the season potential” Coach Nederhoff stated.

Clarksville @ Dike-NH

The Clarksville Boys Track Team traveled to Dike to participate in the Wolverine Invite on Tuesday, April 22. Other teams competing were AGWSR, Aplington-Parkersburg, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Don Bosco, Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Grundy-Center, Hudson, Janesville, North Tama, South Tama, Wapsie Valley, and West Marshall. Things went well for the Indians early. Zach Sommerfelt grabbed fifth place in the long jump with a jump of 18-05.5. Sommerfelt also continued his success on the track as he was able to place seventh in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.74. This puts Sommerfelt second in the Iowa Star Conference in this category and fourth in the district. Jackson Hendricks continued his rhythm in the sprints. In the 100

meter dash, Hendricks placed fifth with a time of 11.85. In the 200 meter dash, Hendricks posted a time of 23.90, good enough for third place. Even though neither one of the following events managed to place, James Shellhorn posted a time of 5:10.88 in the mile run, a mark that puts him in fifth in the Iowa Star Conference. The 4 x 400 meter relay also ran well (Sommerfelt 54.5, Shellhorn 1:02.81, Magedanz 1:01.79, and Hendricks 57.89), posting a team time of 3:56.99. While this team did not place, they are currently the fourth fastest team in the Iowa Star Conference. Coach Eric Eckerman has seen great improvement by the team. “Everyone on the team has made great strides during this last meet. I have seen now that Zach Sommerfelt is faster than Jackson Hendricks…………….. in a 400” Coach Eckerman said with a smile.

Clarksville @ Nashua

The Clarksville Indians Boys track team traveled to Nashua to run in the North Butler Invitational on Friday, April 25. The teams that also participated are as followed: North Butler, CAL, Central Springs, Janesville, Nashua-Plainfield, Newman Catholic, Riceville, Rockford, St. Ansgar, and West Fork. Things started off well for the Indians. In the long jump, sophomore Zach Sommerfelt won with a jump of 19-01. The Indians did well with their running events as well. In the 100 meter dash, Senior Jackson Hendricks placed third with a time of 12.24. Zach Sommerfelt placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.19. That time put him in 13th place in the state. In the mile run, sophomore James Shellhorn placed fourth with a time of 5:08.38, a personal best for him this year. In the 200 meter dash, Hendricks placed a close second with a time of 23.82. Continuing their success, the 4 x 400 team of Zach Sommerfelt, Austin Magedanz, James Shellhorn, and Jackson Hendricks placed fourth with a time of 3:55.54, a personal best for the team. Splits are as followed: Sommerfelt 55.23, Shellhorn 1:01.68, Magedanz 1:02.45, and Hendricks 56.12. The team placed fifth overall out of eleven teams, falling behind North Butler, St. Ansgar, West Fork, and Central Springs. The Indians look forward to next week as they travel to Osage on Tuesday, April 29.

Solo and Ensemble Contest a Success By Maddie Poppe

Solo and ensemble contest 2014 at North Butler High School was a success for students participating from Clarksville High School. On Saturday, April 12, thirteen students from CHS traveled to NBHS to perform their vocal pieces. To start out the day, the triple trio sang “Cantate Hodie” and “She Sings”. The triple trio members included: seniors, Hannah Thompson and Belle Vance, juniors, Mckenna Lebeck, Mariah Wefel and McKayla Kinkade, and sophomores, Emily Doty, Jasmine Esposito and Callie Green. The group received a III rating. Next, sophomore Maddie Poppe performed her pieces “Send Forth a Song” and “I’m Not That Girl”. Poppe received a I rating.

To follow, the quartet, seniors Hannah Thompson and Hannah Sundet, junior Susie Dowden and sophomore Rachel Sundet, performed “There Is a Season” and “Da Pacem Domine”. After a great performance, the group received a I rating. Next, the Sundet sisters, Hannah and Rachel, sang a duet together. “For The Beauty of The Earth” and “The Arrow In The Song” were their pieces. They received a II rating for their performance. Hannah Sundet then performed on her own “ Va Godendo” and “Sweet Polly Oliver”. She did an excellent job and received a I rating. To finish the day off, Rachel Sundet performed her pieces “Florindo e Fedele” and “Silent Noon”. All performers did a great job on Saturday. Vocal director Jill Johnson said that the students did well.

The Tepee Teletype presents the Class of 2014’s Senior Spotlights. Jackson T h omas Sherwood Hendri c ks Ethan Drake Bidwell Birthday: January 16, 1996 Parents: Katie and Jermey Bidwell Siblings: Eli Pets: Buster Special People: My family and friends Current Job: Applebee’s Favorite Color: Red Favorite Childhood TV Show: Dragonball Z Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby Favorite Restaurant: Applebee’s because I’m required to say that Favorite Sport: MMA Best School Memory: Dodgeball Role Model: Ryan Norton Dream Car: C4 Chevy Corvette Dream Job: Welder Supervisor

Favorite Quote: “I live my life a day at a time.”

Activities During HS: Basketball (1) Future Plans: Attend Hawkeye Community College for Welding Construction

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Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it.

Birthday: May 14, 1996 Parents: Ace Hendricks and Marsha Dreesman Siblings: Pacen and Scotty Pets: Two dogs, Cannon and Cubbie Special People: Mom and Dad Favorite Color: Green Favorite Childhood TV Show: Redwall Favorite Book: Ready Player One Favorite Restaurant: Fazoli’s Favorite Sport: Track and field Best School Memory: Winning the 100 meter dash at the conference track meet (2013) Role Model: Chris Arians Dream Car: 1994 Buick Le Sabre Dream Job: Stat taker for the Cubs Activities During HS: Football (1), Baseball (5), Basketball (4), Track (4), FCA (2), Individual Speech (3), Large Group Speech (2), Publications (2), Cross Country (2) Future Plans: Attend Luther College to major in Environmental Studies

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Chase Wil iam Capper Marc Wil iam Johnson Favorite Quote: “Your love is like bad medicine; bad medicine is what I need.” -Bon Jovi

Birthday: May 18, 1996 Parents: Scott and Dawn Capper Siblings: Chelsea and Colton Pets: a dog, Rex Special People: My parents Current Job: Norton’s Tree Service Favorite Color: Orange Favorite Childhood TV Show: Thunder Cats Favorite Book: The Name of the Star Favorite Restaurant: Red Lobster Favorite Sport: Wrestling Best School Memory: When we taped up Mason in the wrestling room Role Model: Chris Arians Dream Car: ‘93 Lumina Dream Job: DNR Officer

Activities During HS: Wrestling (4), Track (1) Future Plans: Attend Hawkeye Community College

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Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretsky

Birthday: September 17, 1995 Parents: Jim and Georgene Johnson Siblings: Matt and Melissa Pets: Sammie Special People: Friends and family Current Job: Barnet Farms Favorite Color: Red Favorite Childhood TV Show: Spongebob Favorite Book: Where the Red Fern Grows Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings Favorite Sport: Football Best School Memory: Making it to the quarterfinals in football Role Model: My dad Dream Car: A brand new GMC truck Dream Job: Farmer Activities During HS: Football (4), Basketball (2) Future Plans: Work with cattle

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Ronald Robert Harms Kurt Kalani Thomas Krull Birthday: August 27, 1995 Parents: Robert and Stacey Harms Pets: one dog and one cat

Birthday: April 9, 1996 Parents: Kelvin and Tammy Krull Siblings: Sara, Krystal and Mariah

Favorite Color: Black Favorite Childhood TV Show: Tom & Jerry Favorite Restaurant: Pizza Ranch Favorite Sport: Trapshooting Role Model: My dad Dream Car: Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird Dream Job: Head Engineer at H&K Activities During HS: Trapshooting (3) Future Plans: Attend Iowa State University for Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Quote: “It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”

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Favorite Quote: “As soon as you’re born you start dying, so you might as well have a good time.”

Favorite Color: Burgandy Favorite Childhood TV Show: Mobile Fighter G Gundam Favorite Book: Defender by Robert J. Crane Favorite Restaurant: Applebee’s Favorite Sport: Football Best School Memory: Playing football in the UNI Dome Role Model: Nathan Adams Dream Car: Mustang Dream Job: Indie Game Developer Activities During HS: Wrestling (4), Football (4), Golf (1) Future Plans: Attend Hawkeye Community College for Web Programming & Development

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Clarksville boys 2nd at Dunkerton

DUNKERTON – Clarksville’s boys golf team was paced by Trevor Fenneman’s 47 as the Indians were second in a triangular on Tuesday, April 22. Dunkerton claimed its own meet with both the medalist, Jordan Kubitz’s 37 and runner-up, Trevor Jacobsen (41) to score 173. Clarksville shot 208. The Indians, however, bested Northeast Hamilton, which shot 235. Clarksville team scores also included Carter Kelm with 49, Dylan Ciavarelli (55) and Dusty Sommerfelt (57). Against Don Bosco and GMG, the Indians were third at the triangular with a 231. GMG shot 190 and Don Bosco 217. The low score for the Indians in that triangular was Kelm’s 49. Rounding out team scoring were Ciavarelli (54), Sommerfelt (58) and


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Trace Kromminga (73).

Dunkerton 173 Clarksville 208 NE Hamilton 235 Dunkerton (173) – Jordan Kubitz 37, Trevor Jacobsen 41, Zach Fisher 46, Brandon Norem 49, Brett Rathe 58, Jacob Cox 58. Clarksville (208) – Trevor Fenneman 47, Carter Kelm 49, Dylan Ciavarelli 55, Dusty Sommerfelt 57, Matt Nelson 60, Trace Komminga 79. NE Hamilton (235) – Tristan Nicholson 53, Kyle Leksell 55, Nick Wallen 63, Hunter Dilley 64. GMG 190 Don Bosco 217 Clarksville 231 GMG (190) – Chad Plaehn 43, Ryan Spurlin 48, Kenan Hall 49, Brandon Weitzell 50, Bidger Claassen 52, Austin Vaughn 52. Don Bosco (217) – Austin Schmit 47, Tony Ament 51, Carter Schares 59, Brady Neebel 60, Jayden Fisher 65, Austin Carpenter 66. Clarksville (231) – Carter Kelm 46, Dylan Ciavarelli 54, Dusty Sommerfelt 58, Trace Kromminga 73, Matt Nelson 78.

Jadyn Maiers of Clarksville clears a hurdle in the first leg of the shuttle hurdle relay at the Hudson Invitational on Monday, April 21. (John Jensen photo)

Clarksville scores Clarksville boys 5th at N. Butler meet tie for 9th at Nashua NASHUA – Zach Sommerfelt posted a pair of victories for Clarksville as the Indians scored a fifth-place team finish at the North Butler Invite, hosted by Nashua on Friday, April 25. Sommerfelt clocked in at 53.19 seconds in the 400 to win that event and then leapt 19 feet, 1 inch in the long jump for that victory. The Indians also earned an individual runner-up placing from Jackson Hendricks in the 200 with the senior sprinter also gaining third in the 100. Zach Sommerfelt also took third in the 400 hurdles as Clarksville scored 48 team points for its finish. Saint Ansgar won the team title, earning 126 points, followed by West Fork (115) and the host school (75). Wapsie Valley was fourth (52).

North Butler Invite Team Scoring 1. Saint Ansgar 126; 2. West Fork 115; 3. North Butler 75; 4. Wapsie Valley 52; 5. Clarksville 48; 6. Central Springs 46; 7. Janesville 36; 8. Riceville 18; 9. NashuaPlainfield 13; 10. MC Newman 11; 11. Rockford 10; 12. CAL 8. Individual Results, Top 3 and area finishes 100 – 1. Blake Blickenderfer (Cent Springs) 11.95; 2. Kyle Hanson (St. Ansgar) 11.98; 3. Jackson Hendricks (Clarksville) 12.24; 4. Spencer Halloran (W. Fork) 12.31; 6. Dillon Rademaker (N. Butler) 12.45; 10. Shaylon Lahr (N. Butler) 12.86; 18. Dustin Sommerfelt (Clarksville) 13.47; 19. Jarel Arbegast (W. Fork) 13.47. 200 – 1. Sawyer Dalluge (St. Ansgar) 23.79; 2. Jackson Hendricks (Clarksville) 23.82; 3. Blake Blickenderfer (Cent. Springs) 24.14; 4. Spencer Halloran (W. Fork) 24.37; 8. Connor Huberg (N. Butler) 25.75; 11. Anthony Fitzgerald (N. Butler) 26.61; 15. Dustin Sommerfelt (Clarksville) 27.07; 18. James Vestweber (West Fork) 28.34. 400 – 1. Zach Sommerfelt (Clarksville) 53.19; 2. Drew Engebretson (W. Fork) 53.83; 3. Jacob Back (Riceville) 55.99; 5. Brandon Heuer (N. Butler) 56.87; 6. Jaret Wunsch (N. Butler) 57.89; 14. Austin Steil (W. Fork) 1:03.09; 18. Adam Lovrien (Clarksville) 1:11.49. 800 – 1. Drew Engebretson (W. Fork) 2:06.12; 2. Caleb Wedeking (N. Butler) 2:14.15; 3. Brandon Heuer (N. Butler) 2:14.87; 7. Colton Rowe (W. Fork) 2:22.51. 110 hurdles – 1. Spencer Halloran (W. Fork) 16.15; 2. Jacob Schaefer (St. Ansgar) 17.21; 3. Hunter Meyer (Janesville) 17.46; 4. Tyson Pillard (W. Fork) 17.85; 5. Juan Carlos Calles (CAL) 18.62; 8. Clay Schurtz (N. Butler) 18.96. 1,600 – 1. Peyton Twedt (W. Fork) 4:52.06; 2. Jacob Hansen (W. Fork) 4:52.86; 3. Caleb Wedeking (N. Butler) 4:54.37; 4. James Schellhorn (Clarksville) 5:08.38. 3,200 – 1. Peyton Twedt (W. Fork)

10:21.08; 2. Caleb Wedeking (N. Butler) 10:39.19; 3. Jacob Hansen (W. Fork) 10:42.65; 6. Tyler Brinkman (N. Butler) 12:13.83. 400 hurdles – 1. Trent Merfeld (N. Butler) 58.47; 2. Dustin Heimer (St. Ansgar) 59.88; 3. Zach Sommerfelt (Clarksville) 1:01.16; 4. Juan Carlos Calles (CAL) 1:02.59; 7. Austin Neff (W. Fork) 1:04.55; 9. Markus Wogen (W. Fork) 1:06.15. Discus – 1. Jake Goeller (Wapsie) 157-0; 2. Sam Heimer (St. Ansgar) 1447; 3. Clint Huemann (St. Ansgar) 118-9; 9. Evan Sprung (W. Fork) 107-10; 11. Trae Ulrich (N. Butler) 104-5; 14. Justin Rooney (W. Fork) 94-4; 17. Austin Magedanz (Clarksville) 90-7; 19. Caleb Striegel (CAL) 85-7; 22. Zach Wedeking (Clarksville) 71-1. High jump – 1. Will Moore (MC Newman) 6-2; 2. Peyton Twedt (W. Fork) 6-0; 3. Hunter Meyer (Janesville) 5-10; 7. (tie) Todd Dolan (N. Butler) 5-4; 7. (tie) Jackson Hendricks (Clarksville) 5-4; 12. (tie) Tyson Pillard (W. Fork) 5-2; 12. (tie) Clay Schurtz (N. Butler) 5-2. Long jump – 1. Zach Sommerfelt (Clarksville) 19-1; 2. Logan Johnson (Rockford) 18-2.25; 3. Kaid Bruce (St. Ansgar) 18-0; 5. Juan Carlos Calles (CAL) 17-5.25; 6. Daniel Mouw (N. Butler) 17-2.5; 8. Austin Neff (W. Fork) 17-0.75; 9. Hunter Myers (W. Fork) 17-0; 16. Anthony Fitzgerald (N. Butler) 15-3. Shot put – 1. Jake Goeller (Wapsie) 47-8.25; 2. Josh Krukow (Riceville) 4411.75; 3. Spencer Halloran (W. Fork) 444.5; 5. Monty Dye (W. Fork) 41-3.75; 6. Shaylon Lahr (N. Butler) 40-10.75; 15. Jordan Myers (Clarksville) 34-5.75; 20. Caleb Striegel (CAL) 33-6; 21. Connor Huberg (N. Butler) 33-1.5. 4x100 – 1. St. Ansgar 45.24; 2. Central Springs 46.88; 3. Janesville 47.20; 7. West Fork 48.67; 9. North Butler (Trent Merfeld, Anthony Fitzgerald, Trae Ulrich, Jaret Wunsch) 49.94. 4x200 – 1. St. Ansgar 1:35.39; 2. Wapsie Valley 1:36.78; 3. North Butler (Cody Nelson, Todd Dolan, Daniel Mouw, Dillon Rademaker) 1:38.11; 6. West Fork 1:41.98; 11. Clarksville (Dylan Jacobs, Ryan Groah, Riley Cramer, Austin Magedanz) 1:54.23. 4x400 -1 . St. Ansgar 3:38.38; 2. North Butler (Cody Nelson, Todd Dolan, Connor Huberg, Daniel Mouw) 3:41.66; 3. Wapsie Valley 3:48.62; 4. Clarksville (Zach Sommerfelt, Jackson Hendricks, Austin Magedanz, James Schellhorn) 3:55.54; 7. West Fork 4:09.77. 4x800 – 1. West Fork 8:46.17; 2. North Butler (Shaylon Lahr, Todd Dolan, Brandon Heuer, Connor Huberg) 9:03.48; 7. Clarksville (James Schellhorn, Dylan Jacobs, Riley Cramer, Ryan Groah) 9:57.43. Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. St. Ansgar 1:06.01; 2. Janesville 1:07.11; 3. Wapsie Valley 1:09.40; 4. West Fork 1:09.82; 7. North Butler (Clay Schurtz, Trae Ulrich, Anthony Fitzgerald, Trent Merfeld) 1:10.81. Distance medley relay – West Fork 3:52.14; 2. North Butler (Cody Nelson, Daniel Mouw, Dillon Rademaker, Shaylon Lahr) 3:54.33; 10. Clarksville (Austin Magedanz, Riley Cramer, Ryan Groah, Dylan Jacobs) 4:39.45.

NASHUA – Tayler Maiers’ third place finish in the long jump paced Clarksville to a tie for ninth place at the tough Nashua-Plainfield girls track invite on Thursday, April 24. She was joined by a third-place finish by the 4x100 relay team of Morgan Thompson, Hannah Green, Jadyn Maiers and Hannah Faust in 55.43 seconds. West Fork won the 14-team meet, scoring 94 team points behind several top-three finishes.

N-P Girls Invite Team Scoring 1. West Fork 94; 2. Osage 88; 3. Turkey Valley 84; 4. Wapsie Valley 54; 5. Janesville 46; 6. Nashua-Plainfield 45; 7. Northwood-Kensett 42; 8. Riceville 35; 9. (tie) Clarksville 21; 9. (tie) Mason City Newman 21; 11. North Butler 18; 12. Don Bosco 17; 13. Dunkerton 14; 14. Rockford 10. Individual Results, Top 3 finishes, area results 100 – 1. Johanna Blazek (Turkey Valley) 13.42; 2 Hattie Davidson (N-K) 13.49; 3. Cece Hawbaker (Jane) 13.77; 5. Taylor Logan (W. Fork) 13.91; 6. Morgan Thompson (Clarksville) 13.95; 7. Channing Wunsch (N. Butler) 13.97; 18. Addyson Clark (N. Butler) 15.06; 21. Alyssa Eberling (W. Fork) 15.46. 200 – 1. Hattie Davidson (N-K) 27.59; 2. Jamie Jacobs (Osage) 28.04; 3. Abby Buzynski (Wapsie) 28.13; 4. Lindsey Peterson (W. Fork) 28.29; 7. Channing Wunsch (N. Butler) 28.99; 8. Morgan Thompson (Clarksville) 29.56; 10. Madison Shreckengost (W. Fork) 29.78; 17. Chelsea Capper (Clarksville) 31.83; 23. Callie Niedert (N. Butler) 33.77. 400 – 1. Hattie Davidson (N-K) 1:01.59; 2. Abby Buzynski (Wapsie) 1:01.60; 3. Lisa Feldman (N. Butler) 1:05.55; 10. Madison Stirling (Clarksville) 1:10.75; 11. Chelsea Capper (Clarksville) 1:10.94; 14. Kaitlyn Liekweg (W. Fork) 1:12.76; 19. Kalynn Washington (W. Fork) 1:14.79. 800 – 1. Shelby Reicks (Turkey Valley) 2:33.05; 2. Megan Mooberry (Osage) 2:33.65; 3. Maddison Shupe (W. Fork) 2:35.90; 9. Lisa Feldman (N. Butler) 2:43.74; 14. Taylor Rooney (W. Fork) 2:54.45. 100 hurdles – 1. McKayla Heczko (Riceville) 17.75; 2. Mary Hovenga (Jane) 17.92; 3. Holly Bock (Newman) 18.22; 7. Jordan Jackson (W. Fork) 18.95; 11. Hannah Green (Clarksville) 19.49; 12. Anne Jorgensen (W. Fork) 19.50; 15. Brittney Litterer (Clarksville) 19.76. 1,500 – 1. Megan Moobery (Osage) 5:20.12; 2. Maddison Shupe (W. Fork) 5:20.44; 3. Hannah Johnson (Dunkerton) 5:24.32; 6. Maya Rowe (W. Fork) 5:38.35; 17. Lauren Jepperson (N. Butler) 6:39.81; 18. Maddie Poppe (Clarksville) 6:57.63; 20. Makayla Holub (Clarksville) 7:10.45. 3,000 – 1. Emily Ross (Osage) 11:35.00; 2. Lydia Beran (Riceville) 11:35.32; 3. Maya Rowe (W. Fork) 11:56.48; 7. Taylor Nuehring (W. Fork) 13:21.19. 400 hurdles – 1. Courtney Larson (W. Fork) 1:13.99; 2. McKayla Heczko (Riceville) 1:14.06; 3. Abby Lumley (N-P) 1:16.27; 14. Makayla Hauser (N. Butler)

1:27.93. Discus – 1. Chloe Reicks (Turkey Valley) 115-7; 2. Haley Landers (N. Butler) 1078; 3. Anne Jorgensen (W. Fork) 101-1; 8. Mady Bixby (N. Butler) 76-5; 13. Kailey Uhde (W. Fork) 67-11; 19. Emily Doty (Clarksville) 49-5; 21. Maddie Poppe (Clarksville) 48-11. High jump – 1. Hattie Davidson (N-K) 5-0; 2. Courtney Larson (W. Fork) 4-8; 3. Kayla Shauefenbuel (Turkey Valley) 4-8. Long jump – 1. Dallas Weiss (N-P) 156.75; 2. Kierra Saulsberry (Wapsie) 150.5; 3. Tayler Maiers (Clarksville) 15-0; 5. Hannah Faust (Clarksville) 14-3.5; 16. Kayla Siemens (N. Butler) 12-1.75; 18. Jordan Jackson (W. Fork) 11-7.25; 19. Madison Kreimeyer (N. Butler) 11-6; 20. Hiina Domae (W. Fork) 10-10.75. Shot put – 1. Chloe Reicks (Turkey Valley) 115-7; 2. Anne Jorgensen (W. Fork) 33-7.5; 3. Delaney Lensing (Turkey Valley) 31-6.5; 6. Britta Becker (W. Fork) 29-3; 10. Mady Bixby (N. Butler) 27-2.5; 14. Brooklyn Dye (N. Butler) 26-0. 4x100 – 1. Janesville 54.58; 2. Wapsie Valley 54.72; 3. Clarksville (Morgan Thompson, Hannah Green, Jadyn Maiers, Hannah Faust) 55.43; 9. North Butler (Madison Kreimeyer, Hallie Testroet, Haley Landers, Kayla Jacobs) 58.80; 12. West Fork (Taryn Meyer, Kalynn Washington, Alyssa Eberling, Lexi Bray) 1:00.54. 4x200 – 1. West Fork (Lindsey Peterson, Courtney Larson, Taylor Logan, Madison Shreckengost) 1:53.59; 2. Janesville 1:53.86; 3. Nashua-Plainfield 1:55.70; 4. Clarksville (Morgan Thompson, Hannah Faust, Jadyn Maiers, Tayler Maiers) 1:57.34; 8. North Butler (Madison Kreimeyer, Hallie Testroet, Haley Landers, Darrian Spainhower) 2:05.61. 4x400 – 1. Wapsie Valley 4:21.76; 2. Turkey Valley 4:21.91; 3. NashuaPlainfield 4:27.65; 4. West Fork (Sydney Shreckengost, Madison Shreckengost, Taylor Logan, Lindsey Peterson) 4:38.21; 12. North Butler (Callie Niedert, Addyson Clark, Brooklyn Dye, Makayla Hauser) 5:18.59. 4x800 – 1. Turkey Valley 10:33.54; 2. Osage 10:53.19; 3. Mason City Newman 11:10.55; 7. West Fork (Taylor Rooney, Kaitlyn Liekweg, Taryn Meyer, Maya Rowe) 12:12.69; 10. Clarksville (Madison Stirling, Hannah Thompson, Kilie Popes, Kayla Jacobs) 12:41.59. Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. West Fork (Lindsey Peterson, Jordan Jackson, Courtney Larson, Taylor Logan) 1:12.58; 2. Osage 1:13.67; 3. Nashua-Plainfield 1:15.48; 5. Clarksville (Jadyn Maiers, Chelsea Capper, Hannah Green, Brittney Litterer) 1:18.89. Sprint medley relay – 1. Wapsie Valley 2:00.31; 2. Osage 2:01.57; 3. Janesville 2:02.18; 4. North Butler (Kayla Siemens, Darrian Spainhower, Channing Wunsch, Lisa Feldman) 2:03.05; 9. West Fork (Jordan Jackson, Anne Jorgensen, Lexi Bray, Sydney Shreckengost) 2:08.80; 11. Clarksville (Brittney Litterer, Jadyn Maiers, Hannah Green, Hannah Thompson) 2:14.49. Distance medley relay – 1. West Fork (Madison Shreckengost, Lexi Bray, Sydney Shreckengost, Maddison Shupe) 4:45.05; 2. Rockford 4:46.22; 3. Janesville 4:46.62; 10. North Butler (Madison Kreimeyer, Kayla Siemens, Callie Niedert, Lauren Jepperson) 5:24.78.

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Hannah Faust runs the 100-meter dash at Hudson on Monday, April 21. (John Jensen photo)

Indians 12th at loaded Hudson Relays HUDSON – A pair of third-place finishes were the highlights for Clarksville at the 16-team Hudson Relays on Monday, April 21. The 4x100 team clocked in at 54.73 seconds for its third-place finish while Hannah Faust took third in the long jump at 16 feet, 4.75 inches. The Indians pulled off more points in the long jump from Tayler Maiers, who placed sixth with an effort of 15-6. Clarksville scored 27 points for 12th overall. The host school, Hudson, won the meet handily in scoring 114 team points. Hudson Relays Team Scoring 1. Hudson 114; 2. Benton 95; 3. LaPorte City Union 84; 4. South Winneshiek 65.5; 5. Dike-New Hartford 55; 6. BCLUW 50.5; 7. Dunkerton 50; 8. AGWSR 36.5; 9. Denver 33; 10. Janesville 32; 11. Grundy Center 28; 12. Clarksville 27; 13. Lisbon 21.5; 14. Aplington-Parkersburg 19; 15. Don Bosco 18; 16. Tripoli 12. Individual Results, Champion, Area finishes 100 – 1. Maddie Bell (Hudson) 12.74; 4. Morgan Thompson (Clarksville) 13.68; 10. Hannah Faust (Clarksville) 13.92; 18. Reagan Rathe (AGWSR) 14.54; 28. Morgan Kappel (AGWSR) 15.24. 200 – 1. Maddie Bell (Hudson) 25.92; 5. Morgan Thompson (Clarksville) 28.41; 9. Hannah Faust (Clarksville) 28.97; 13. Katie Gast (AGWSR) 29.55; 24. Reagan Rathe (AGWSR) 31.37. 400 – 1. Maddie Bell (Hudson) 59.1.

800 – 1. Carma Armstrong (Benton) 2:34.60; 5. Jessica Lippert (AGWSR) 2:39.50; 19. Hannah Thompson (Clarksville) 2:59.60; 29. Kilie Popes (Clarksville) 3:15.62. 100 hurdles – 1. Mallory Vawter (BCLUW) 15.14; 17. Brittney Litterer (Clarksville) 19.08; 21. Jadyn Maiers (Clarksville) 19.55; 26. Reagan Rathe (AGWSR) 21.13. 1,500 – 1. Breann Bader (Union) 5:12.43; 4. Bethany Lippert (AGWSR) 5:28.74; 12. Paola Cordova (AGWSR) 5:44.50. 3,000 – 1. Breann Bader (Union) 10:49.41; 2. Bethany Lippert (AGWSR) 11:35.80; 7. Taylor Risius (AGWSR) 12:44.28; 15. Makayla Holub (Clarksville) 13:28.30. 400 hurdles – 1. Natalie Parizek (Benton) 1:11.69; 3. Maddie Brandt (AGWSR) 1:15.70; 10. Tayler Maiers (Clarksville) 1:21.51. Discus – 1. Taylor Wulf (Hudson) 1221. Long jump – 1. Dani Reicherts (Dunkerton) 18-1.25; 3. Hannah Faust (Clarksville) 16-4.75; 6. Tayler Maiers (Clarksville) 15-6. Shot put – 1. Brittany Shindelar (S. Winn) 35-4; 3. Rachel Frazier (AGWSR) 34-4.5. 4x100 – 1. Dunkerton 53.68; 3. Clarksville 54.73; 12. AGWSR 59.17. 4x200 – 1. Hudson 1:55.00; 9. AGWSR 2:02.82; 13. Clarksville 2:05.53. 4x400 – 1. Benton 4:21.72; 12. AGWSR 4:48.44; 17. Clarksville 4:55.92. 4x800 – 1. Grundy Center 10:13.79; 7. AGWSR 10:41.22. Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. BCLUW 1:11.28; 6. Clarksville 1:19.47. Sprint medley relay – 1. Hudson 1:54.64; 13. AGWSR 2:11.81; 14. Clarksville 2:11.82. Distance medley relay – 1. Union, LaPorte City 4:41.74; 9. AGWSR 5:04.30; 14. Clarksville 5:28.86.

Clarksville girls golf team wins 2

GILBERTVILLE – Emily Mennenga earned medalist honors in two straight meets as the Clarksville girls golf team won a pair of triangulars recently. Mennenga was the top medalist, shooting 56 as the Indians won at a meet hosted by Don Bosco, carding 233 as a team to defeat the host school (247) and GMG (282). She shared medalist runner-up honors with teammate Bridget Ross in Clarksville’s 226-230 win over Dunkerton. Northeast Hamilton, also at the meet, didn’t have enough players for a team score. Rounding out team scoring for the Indians at Gilbertville were Ross and Madison Bloker (57) and Arika Rinnels (63). Rinnels shot 57 and Bloker 59 in the meet against Dunkerton and NE Hamilton.

Clarksville 233 Don Bosco 247 GMG 282 Clarksville (233) – Emily Mennenga 56, Bridget Ross 57, Madison Bloker 57, Arika Rinnels 63, McKenna Lebeck 64, Kennedy Becker 72. Don Bosco (247) – Bailey Speare 59, Molly Severin 61, Hailey Reiter 63, Kate Thome 64, Steph Jones 68, Savannah Kelley 71. GMG (282) – Olivia Barrit 65, Summer Langenbau 65, Katie Airey 72, Josie Claassen 80. Clarksville 226 Dunkerton 230 NE Hamilton no score Clarksville (226) – Emily Mennenga 55, Bridget Ross 55, Arika Rinnels 57, Madison Bloker 59, Kennedy Becker 66, McKenna Lebeck 67. Dunkerton (230) – Brittany Norem 47, Dezi Trumbley 54, Riley Stanton 64, Delana Smith 65, Taylor Cutsforth 66. NE Hamilton – Leah Meyer 65, Brooke Evans 82, Taylor Olsen 86.


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Prom 2014 Dylan Ciavarelli and Kennedy Becker march in cavalier style Saturday.

Mason Lovrien and Alexis Davis stop, smile and walk on during the riverboat-themed grand march. Jimmy Rogers and Tayler Maiers were named prom king and queen at the grand march Saturday, as props gave way to a theme of A night on the Mississippi.

Matt Nelson and Emily Mennenga hold arm-inarm down the dock during prom grand march.

Matt Negen and Alyssa Klingfuss walk through the dock in the dark for the prom grand march Saturday. Carter Kelm and Isabel Derdzinski and Zach Wefel and McKayla Kinkade meet at the end of the dock in tuxes and gowns during the grand march.


COMMUNITY NEWS Community turns out in magnitude for Sundet benefit

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An autographed Adrian Peterson football was auctioned off as well.

Ron and Shirley Bonser eye a homemade wooden box donated to the Sundet benefit.

Dawn and Bill Ison check out an Iowa basket at the silent auction for the Sundets.

Donna Kelm marks down a bid for a tabletop angel donated by Kramer Welding of Shell Rock.

Homemade pies and gift baskets were a few of countless silent auctions for the Sundet benefit Saturday at the school.

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The Way It Was

by Dave Clark

This column today is of great interest to me as it certainly reflects “The Way it Was” in and around our soon to be fair village of Clarksville from a time we can only imagine in our minds. To fully appreciate these descriptions you will have to shut your eyes and let your mind go back to a time in the early 1850s when this area looked vastly different than it does now. In those days this area, along with much of Midwest, this was known as a “tall grass prairie”, in which few trees could be seen except along streams as the centuries of thick grass sod made it difficult for a tree to take root anywhere else and if they did manage to get started the ever dangerous prairie fires probably killed them. This was truly a lot different place than anyone still alive remembers. We have to travel to one of the preserved natural prairie sites to get a small idea of how the whole area once looked. The following was written by Editor John Ramsey, who lived most of his life in this location and would have known some of the pioneers mentioned below. This first appeared in a March, 1931 issue of the STAR and in March, 1979 it again appeared in the STAR in Rudy Priepke’s “Years Ago” column and because of my great interest in Clarksville’s history parts of it are going to appear again. You really need to read the descriptions carefully and then try to imagine how it must have looked “In the 1931 issue Editor Ramsey discussed two maps of Iowa that he had in the office. One was dated 1848 and the other 1856. The part dealing with the roads (which we would now call trails) leading into Clarksville is quoted below. When reading this quotation one must visualize the complete absence of the present straight streets and highways. Butler county was not organized until 1854 (it was part of Buchanan county) and the present township boundaries were not completed until 1857. The plat of the town had been filed in 1854 but Main and Superior (then called Division) streets were probably the only ones marked out by 1855. West Superior street was not cut down until 1889 and the old gravel pit area (Sportsman’s Park) was not excavated until 1903. The descriptions here gives 1931 identities to locations (I will try to give them present day identities). The road coming into town from the east passed the old Perrin farm

(Neil Stauffers’), at that time the farm was south of the road. The road continued around the brow of the hill. Closely passing in front of the Alf Champlain farm home (later Earl and Anna Norton, now Larry Johnson’s) and thence westerly past the George W. Poisal residence, (just east of the trailer court) which was about 60 rods west of the Champlain buildings, to where the H. A. Jacobs (later George Mayer now the site of the David Wilken home on South Church St.) Here the road forked into three paths. One ran south past the old cemetery to the river where it could be forded, about 60 rods east of the present bridge. Another short fork went north to where Thomas Clark’s house stood (Somewhere south of Jerry Voss’s home.) The main trail continued west and northwest past Dan Mather’s home (115 E. Jefferson), to the Seth Hilton Place west of the old Methodist church (120 West Wilman, (the Methodist church was on S. Main St. at the time this was written in 1931), then following the ridge south of the Baughman log house (Harry Klinetob’s house, 403 West Superior), then past the Robert Crowell residence (Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 115 N. Hilton) and on northwesterly to Coon Grove, now about where J. E. Bickley’s house sits, (Dick Schoneman’s on the curve, north of the cemetery, the house is now gone), then to the Carl Priepke home (Terry Engle) and forded the river just below where the

old mill dam used to be. At the time Ft. Eads was built it was several rods north of this diagonal trail, on the high ground. There were no roads running straight when Fort Eads was thrown up although the original town by the Clarks had been proposed and platted the land where the town was to soon to be was grass and some wheat and corn. In 1856 settlers came quickly and the original town took on a platted appearance. About three months after the fort was built George Poisal sold his land, which he had acquired from his brother-in-law Thomas Clark, to Dan Mather and purchased the present Poisal Addition (north of Superior) and built his home on the bank corner. The trails described here existed only a few years. Within ten years Clarksville became a busy town, most of the surrounding land had been claimed and the streets and roads necessarily became straight. The rate of growth in the county, mostly in the eastern and southern townships, can be described as “Boomtown”. By 1860 the population of the county has risen from zero to 3,700, in 1870, following the war, it was 9,900 and in 1880 it was 14,300.” So ends your history lesson, hope you find it interesting, I know I did, even though I’ve read it before, I would love to have seen the maps editor Ramsey was using however. Happy Spring, Finally?

Entertainment Buzz ‘90s Nostalgia Summerland Tour – 1990s alternative band, Everclear, will return for the third-annual Summerland Tour, along with Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog. The tour is set to perform in nearly 40 cities around the country. Nearby dates of tour, include: Aug. 1, Bonner Springs, Kan., Cricket Wireless Amphitheater; Aug. 3, Sturgis, S.D., Easyriders Saloon; Aug. 5, Cedar Rapids, McGrath Amphitheatre; Aug. 7, West Allis, Wis., Wisconsin State Fair; Aug. 8, Arlington Heights, Ill., House of Music and Entertainment ••• Troop Aid named charity of festivals – Country on the River, a multiday music festival in Iowa, has named Operation Troop Aid the official charity.   The Iowa festival to be held on June 20-21 will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie.  Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity. •••

County HOF to honor Kenny Rogers –Kenny Rogers conquered radio, TV and film en route to becoming a beloved American icon. The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to him with the cameo exhibition – Kenny Rogers: Through the Years – open in the museum from Aug. 15-June 14. Rogers has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He has earned three Grammys, six Country Music Association awards (including a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award), eight Academy of Country Music awards— including Entertainer of the Year in 1978—and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. 

Students compete in Battle of the Books

Cecelia Groah, Pacen Hendricks, James Jacobsen, Cora Lundgren and Kylie Smith competed for Clarksville in the Battle of the Books recently in Cedar Falls. Known as The Title Crushers, the five-member team went up against 31 others, including schools from as far north as Clear Lake and south as Williamsburg. The Title Crushers, coached by extended learning teacher Sharon Ragsdale, read and studied 40 fiction and non-fiction books to prepare for the event, including Sophia’s War, Frankenstein, Miracle on 49th Street, Breathing Room, and Far North. The team worked with librarian, Kristen Clark, and their teacher, to get access to the large variety of books. Teams were allowed one hour to complete an 80-question, short-answer test. Also, non-fiction author Katherine L. House talked about the research process in writing her books, The White House for Kids and Lighthouses for Kids. Born in Washington, D.C., House currently lives in Iowa City. Six teams qualified to advance to the oral round for an additional questions, while the Clarksville seventh-graders were just six points shy of placing. “We were proud of how we did as a team,” Hendricks said. “I had so much fun at Battle of the Books. It’s a great way to meet new people and challenge your mind. Go Title Crushers,” Lundgren said.

Community Home Meals May 4 - 10

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

Sunday - Swiss steak, mashed potato/gravy, spinach, milk, cake roll; Monday - Baked ham, mashed potato/gravy, basil peas, milk, peaches; Tuesday - Lasagna, garlic bread, wax beans, milk, blueberry delight; Wednesday - Beef tips/gravy, buttered noodles, butter beans, milk, cookie; Thursday - Hamburger/bun, French fries, three bean salad, milk, peanut butter chocolate chip bar; Friday - Herbed baked fish, hash brown patty, ranch carrots, milk, fruit crisp; Saturday - Tater Tot casserole, cauliflower/cheese sauce, milk, lemon pudding. ** Menus are subject to change without notice.

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Meals are served at Greene Community Center Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. If you are age 60 and over you may eat for a contribution, under 60 cost is $6.00. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877-538-0508. Monday, May 5 - Country fried steak/country gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, wheat bread/margarine, fresh fruit; Alternate B - Zesty Baja chicken salad, carrot & raisin salad, split pea soup, wheat bread/margarine, fresh fruit; Tuesday, May 6 - Meatloaf/onion gravy, rosemary potatoes, Fiesta vegetables, wheat bread/margarine, strawberry applesauce; Alternate B - Spinach & turkey salad/dressing, orange juice, no salt

crackers/margarine, strawberry applesauce; Wednesday, May 7 - BBQ chicken, ranch beans, cucumber & tomato salad, dinner roll/margarine, Mandarin oranges/pineapple; Alternate B - Sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, pasta salad, cucumber & tomato salad, multi-grain bread/ mustard, Mandarin oranges/pineapple; Thursday, May 8 - Herbed pork loin, baked potato/sour cream, glazed baby carrots, wheat roll/margarine, chocolate pie; Alternate B - Swiss steak, baked potato/sour cream, glazed baby carrots, wheat roll/margarine, chocolate pie; Friday, May 9 - Chicken Cacciatore, roasted potato medley, spinach, multi-grain bread/margarine, creamsicle pudding; Alternate B: Liver & onions, roasted potato medley, spinach, multi-grain bread/margarine, creamsicle pudding.

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AMES, Iowa – Chrysanthemums are photoperiodic, meaning they bloom in response to day length. As short-day plants, mums bloom in response to short days and long nights. There is a differece between garden mums and florist mums, those sold by retailers throughout the year. Garden mums are more cold hardy and have a shorter dark period requirement, resulting in most cultivars blooming in early fall in Iowa. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips on growing and caring for garden mums. To have additional questions answered, contact Hortline at or 515-294-3108. When is the best time to plant garden mums? Spring is the best time to plant garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium) in Iowa. Mums planted in spring survive the winter much better than those planted in fall. Spring planted mums have the opportunity to grow and establish themselves over a period of several months. Fall planted mums have little time to establish themselves before winter and are much more likely to be severely damaged or destroyed in winter. What would be a good planting site for chrysanthemums? Chrysanthemums perform best in moist, well-drained soils. Avoid wet, poorly drained sites. Improve hard, difficult-to-work soils by incorporating 2 to 3 inches of organic matter, such as compost, peat or barnyard manure, into the soil. Garden mums also need full sun. The planting site should receive at least six hours of direct sun per day.

Avoid shady locations near trees and large shrubs. What is proper way to plant garden mums? Plant garden mums at the same depth as they are growing in their containers. Space plants 18 to 30 inches apart, depending on the mature size of the cultivar. Thoroughly water plants after planting. Continue to water on a regular basis for two to three months. When is the best time to divide chrysanthemums? Early spring is the best time to divide chrysanthemums. Dig up plants in early spring just as new growth begins to appear. Divide each plant into sections with a sharp knife. Each division should contain several shoots and a portion of the root system. Replant the divisions immediately. Keep the newly divided plants well watered through spring and summer. Is it necessary to pinch garden mums? Most garden mums benefit from pinching plants two or three times in spring and early summer. Pinching produces bushier plants and additional flowers. When the new shoots are 6 inches tall, pinch out the shoot tips with your fingers, a pruning shears or hedge clippers. New lateral (side) shoots will develop along the stems. Pinch again when these new shoots reach a length of 6 inches. Continue pinching until early July. Plants pinched after early July may not have sufficient time to form flower buds and bloom before the first frost in fall.

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Helping is Not Doing! Back in the old days (when I was judge. All while walking backwards in 4H!) we went to monthly meet- and wearing white! We lived on a gravel road and evings, practiced our talks and presentations with Mom for days, walked ery show animal got walked a mile our cows daily, went and showed daily. Cars and trucks barreling at fair and did our record books. down the road were really blessPeriodically we’d add other activi- ings in disguise because our animals ties like the club tour, county-wide didn’t get spooked by those sounds roller skating parties (where I spent at fairs. 4H has changed since those days more time ON the floor than ON my skates!), and dairy judging team and members don’t have to show Non-Livestock exhibits in order to practices. Life was good!! We got some blue ribbons, some show livestock. Those that do howred and even some white! I knew ever, learn the satisfaction of seeing why I got the reds and whites; I a project through from beginning to hadn’t done a good job on those ex- end and sharing their learning with hibits and my folks thought I needed a judge. One thing hasn’t changed and that a reality check! Sometimes Mom made me redo parts of exhibits (es- is the education that can happen in pecially in sewing! Thanks Mom!) every 4H project area. I learned a lot and sometimes I think she just rolled about dairy animals as well as every her eyes and decided to let the chips aspect of milk production through all my dairy projects. (I took phofall where they may. I can’t say I enjoyed those red or tography too, and while I still can’t white ribbons, but it is a fact of life take good pictures, I know it’s bethat we can’t always get blue rib- cause I don’t practice with a camera bons. What happens to the standard that much.) It’s important that parents help of a blue if there’s no reds or whites? My real love was my Guernsey their kids learn the various skills and cattle and if I could have, I would knowledge needed for the projects have, only showed them. But, in the they take, but it’s also important for old days you had to take the Home parents to step back and let the kids Economics exhibits in order to show shine as they demonstrate what they livestock. We never questioned that have learned whether in the show rule. In our house “a rule was a rule”. arena, the stage or in the non-liveI always thought my Dad should stock area. Parents are important and neceshave been a preacher; he had the patience of Job! However, if you sary for the growth of 4H’ers and weren’t paying attention to ed your 9-28-20104H’ers 3:57 PM need the support and enLast Modifi animals and goofing off at fair (who, couragement that adults (primarily Colors In-Use he could User put you in your Printer place Output Date can give, but parents must parents) me?), 3:57 PM ma-jsforza2 (3) 9s-exp260 titan remember that the project or exhibit with a single look! He drilled us on 9-28-2010 Mechdour By: TBD cattle and watched RTVd By: None is their kid’s and they need to do the how to show Black us until HE was satisfied that WE work and reap the benefits. How wonderful it is that 4H is a knew what we were doing! All three of us won numerous showmanship family oriented, educational organiawards and I knowCD/ACDit was COPYWRITER because ADzation and parents can help to proDad not only taught us, but showed vide that education. But helping and us how to properly walk our animals, supporting is not doing. set them up and keep our eyePRODon the COPY EDIT ACCT SERVICE T:3.5”

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

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HELP WANTED CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: The following positions are available immediately: 1) Business Office Assistant (10-15 hours per week) 2) Bus Route Driver. Download support staff application at www. or pick up an application at the Superintendent’s office, 318 N Mather, Clarksville, IA 50619. Positions opened until filled. EOE/AA ___________________ ST-18-2 PT JANITORIAL positions available in Hampton! Make extra money with the flexible hours you need! Job duties will include basic janitorial work. One job will be done on Tuesday and Thursday evening and on the weekend. The other job is done on Wednesday evening and on the weekend. Please call 1-800-5567305 to be a part of the White Glove team!. _______________ST&TJ-18-2x HELP WANTED – Full-time Heavy Equipment Operator and Construction Laborer positions available. Experience in the construction field preferred. CDL preferred, but not required. Wages based on experience. Preemployment drug test required. Please stop in at Cole Excavating, 10471 Packard Avenue, Greene, IA. Ph. 641-823-4700 / email – EEO Employer ___________________ ST-17-2


WANTED GARDEN TRACTOR Wanted: Clarksville CSD is interested in purchasing a used 20 hp garden tractor with hydrostat to use on the athletic fields. Contact Superintendent’s Office, 319-2784008, with description and price by May 7, 2014. ___________________ ST-17-2


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

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Country View Nursing Home - NURSE AIDE: Part-time, 24 hours a week, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Works every other weekend and alternating holidays. This part-time position receives benefits. Country View Nursing Home - NURSE: LPN or RN, part time, 24 hours a week, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Works every other weekend and alternating holidays. This part-time position receives benefits.


Franklin Country View is a part of Franklin General Hospital. We offer an excellent benefit package including IPERS, Health and Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts and a FREE single membership to the Franklin Wellness Center. If interested, fill out an application at the hospital or print an application online at and send it to:

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CLARKSVILLE FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom House, 2 baths, 2-stall attached garage, all appliances furnished. Requires a 1 year lease. No pets. 319-278-4948 ___________________ ST-16-tf

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BOB’S BROOM, TILLER & LOADER SERVICE LLC – Rock removal, garden tilling, loader work, post hole digging. Free estimates. 319-231-3333 ___________________ ST-17-4

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• Clarksville Star •

Butler County Young Riders 4H members rode the annual Pony Express

ride on Good Friday [April 18] – around Aplington, Parkersburg and Allison. A super turnout of 4H members and families, along with a sun shiny day, helped the group collect $1,122.72 for those with disabilities at Camp Sunnyside. From left: Gabbi Kampman, Korrigan Hippen, Candace Taylor, Olivia Taylor, Cailey Reyna, Christine Reyna, Fletcher Buss, Courtney Reyna, Lane Leerhoff, Laura Reyna, Jase Wiebke, Hailey Finch, Andrea Schrage, Kaycee Wiebke, Trey Morris, Josie Oldenburger, Beth Homeister, Keivan Oldenburger, Beth Homeister, Mollie Buss, Taylor and Noah Lusson [see more in bottom graph], Eva Wessels, Jay Schrage, Scott Chisholm, Colton Chisholm, Robin Chisholm, Elijah Stoflus, Alysha Fox and Kaitlynn Chisholm. Not pictured: Hannah Finch, Clay Brase, Cori Brase and Cody Nehl.Taylor and Noah Lusson are the children of Marsi (Jacobs) Lusson of Evansdale and grandchildren of Radean and Mary Jacobs of Allison.

New building dropped off

Eva Wessels hands money collected by Butler County Young Riders 4H to the Pony Express riding tacross Iowa to Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines.

Tom Mitchell Accounting, currently located at the 142-year-old building at 108 North Main St., had a new business building trucked over last Monday. Design Homes, Inc., of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., used a crane to lift each side of the building on the foundation, before connecting them and leaving within a few hours. Sherry Wilken, who works with Mitchell, is now painting the interior and hoping to open by June 1. “I couldn’t visual the office space, but it’s pretty big,” she said. With three offices, Wilken and Mitchell eventually plan on hiring another person during tax season. (Pat Racette Photo)

Gert Wilken, Judy Hoodjer, Harriet Forry, Lavola Rohlwing, Linda VanHauen and Janis Metz get a react to Doris Dralle, activity director, comments during the volunteer brunch. (Pat Racette Photo)

Design Homes, Inc., of Prairie Du Chien, Wis., workers connect the two parts of the house together Monday. (Pat Racette Photo)

Longtime volunteer and helper at the Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lola Clark’s name was called for a prize. (Pat Racette Photo) REIHER from page 1 I’m aware of. We provide top-notch services to our residents with our courthouse operations, law enforcement professionals, secondary road team and county health and emergency management. We provide excellent assistance to all of our military veterans and families through our veteran’s affairs office. Our county park and trail system, managed by the county conservation board is second to none, when compared to rural counties of our size. Our budget is conservative, our reserves are at a healthy level, and our bonded debt is low. We achieve this with outstanding employees. We continue to receive excellent audit results from the State Auditor’s Office. I have been the lead voice and business head from our board. 4. Although we are elected by district, I believe my responsibility is to represent the financial interests of all citizens in Butler. We have elector districts simply to provide equal population areas for citizens regardless of rural or urban residency. 5. Continue to be very aggressive in our efforts to attract new companies for location in Butler. I have taken the lead through our Butler County Economic Development Corporation as a board member to recruit companies to locate in Butler. In the past 3 years, we have attracted several new firms to our Butler Logistic Park, with new construction exceeding $30 million and 70 new jobs. We are in discussions presently with two additional firms that could bring 80 additional jobs to the county.

Everything starts with employment opportunities for our residents. Our businesses, schools and churches benefit if we can attract young families and provide job opportunities. Our county tax base will expand with additional industrial real estate construction. I am personally recruiting a company that will bring 45 new jobs and construct a $1 million facility. 6. I have 35 years of successful business experience; a wide knowledge of taxation, budget management and employee benefits; and a conservative fiscal philosophy. I will safe guard the tax dollars that you work hard for. ZIMMERMAN from page 1 such as the Multi-County Social Services Board, the county and regional Solid Waste Commission, and the Economic Development Board. My education and experience will allow me to make informed decisions on the diverse issues that may arise. 3. Maintain a high quality of services to the citizens of Butler County. Roads and bridges are always a high priority, however, I also want to examine opportunities for economic development and expanding on Butler County’s strengths and location. The farming community is also our stronghold and their needs need to be considered as well. With the population declining, we need to find ways to attract more people to Butler County and to provide reasons for our youth to feel a connection to their communities in order to keep them here. 4. I have a passion for serving the citizens of Butler County. I am a per-

son that is not afraid to make the hard choices if it is in the best interest of the people, however I also know that collaboration among the team members is important. My experience has allowed me to make strong connections with a diverse group of people. I will be an active and visible board member with a strong desire to improve upon the many great things that have been started. 5. Expand upon Butler County’s strength of location to transportation and enhance the quality of Ag production and manufacturing, which will allow for more opportunities for the quality workforce Butler County has to offer. I would also continue to support progressive opportunities such as our current services of providing multi-county billing for social services that has allowed our county to bring in revenue. 6. To educate myself in any or all issues that may arise by researching those issues and communicating among the different entities to make informed decisions. To determine the difference between a want or need and to prioritize, is an important factor when considering the budget. 7. I have the experience, passion and connection to Butler County that will allow me to serve the citizens in the best manner possible. Having been a former county supervisor, I understand the workings of the county system and the needs of the people. It is my belief that my past experience along with my knowledge of the many challenges we face, will make me a viable candidate for this position.

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IF YOU HAVE A PLAN TO FARM OR RANCH, WE HAVE A PLAN TO HELP. Farm Credit Services of America is working to help the next generation through special financing, risk management guidance, college scholarships, youth in agriculture loans and more. Call us. If agriculture is what you want to do, Farm Credit Services of America is where you should be. CEDAR FALLS OFFICE: 319-266-3551

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