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Sign up for NBPF Youth Hunt by Grundy Register Oct. 20

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The North Butler Pheasants For Several Butler County groups gave ever Youth Hunt for older youth will mutual aid in responding to a house fire be Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to 12:30 at 20671 Quail Ave., Clarksville, which p.m. Participants must be ages 12-15, is the home of Rex Ackerman. Hampton Chronicle must have completed a hunter safety Rex Ackerman was the only one course, have an orange hat and vest home and was out of the house when he and mentor along. Mentors need to called Butler County Dispatch, shortly have a current hunting license. before 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. He is To register call Jason Reiher, 319well-known as a Butler County super415-0147 by the Oct. 20 deadline. visor and owner of Orly’s Meat Market, Locker and Deli in Clarksville. A passerby on Highway 3 also reMovie night ported a house fully engulfed, about the set Oct. 21 same time. at Plainfield Library Ackerman had just returned on Satur The Plainfield Public Library will day evening from a wedding in Illinois, host a movie night on Friday, Oct. and his wife Tracy stayed for one more 21 at 7 p.m. The movie shown will be day to help her family after the wed“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” It is free to ding, so she was not home, he said. the public along with free popcorn. They had one cat, named Bear, who “at this time I assume did not make it,” he said. Craft and “All three of my smoke detectors repurposed show were going off and that’s what alerted me,” Ackerman said. It took him “less set for Oct. 22 Come get ready for the holidays with a fun day of shopping in Clarksville. The 13th Annual Fall Craft Expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.  Mira Schmitt-Cash Nearly 80 exhibitors from across Editor Iowa will be selling a wide variety of handmade craft items and repurposed Meeting Hitler at age 14. Marrying a creations in two gymnasiums and othLuftwaffe pilot. After first husband, the er areas in and outside the Clarksville pilot died, marrying a prisoner of war, school. Food vendors will be on hand and being placed in the Nazi forced serving lunch as well as baked items laborer pool. Escaping Europe and surand food gifts to take home, including viving as refugees post-World War II. Scratch Cupcakery. Peladija Woodson-Diers documents The show will be held from 9 a.m. these and more elements of her mothuntil 3 p.m. with free admission and er’s story in “Triumph Over Destiny,” free parking. moments the author described at the A sampling of the handmade items Clarksville Public Library on Oct. 11. to be found includes home décor, Woodson-Diers voice-taped her parfurniture, barn wood items, jewelry, ents for 10 years starting in 1991. The clothing, chalk art, stone creations, Oelwein native holds a bachelor’s in baby items, sign art, fabric creations, OELWEIN to page 15 yard art, and much more.  Be sure to check out the downtown specialty shops and sidewalk vendors, too. 

This photo shows the Ackerman house engulfed in flames, which is the condition it was in when the Clarksville Fire Department first arrived on scene, shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. (Courtesy CFD)

than a minute” to escape. Ackerman said the fire started in the

front wall, on the east side of the twostory farmhouse.

“That’s where I saw all the flames and the smoke when I first got outside,”

he said. As a former emergency responder, Ackerman said this is the first time a fire has happened to him: “Personally, yes. It’s always different when it’s somebody else.” When it’s you, he said, “you panic and you don’t know what you should do or where you’re supposed to go. It’s just all kind of a bad dream.” Within 10 minutes, Clarksville Fire, two law enforcement officers including Butler County Sheriff’ office, Clarksville Police, and Clarksville Ambulance were on scene, 911 records from Butler County Dispatch state. The liquid propane was shut off and electric meter pulled from the house within 15 minutes. Strong wind from the south-southeast was reported. Dispatched later, thus arriving later, were Shell Rock Fire, the Emergency Management Agency director and Allison Fire. Allison Fire set up to the north to contain embers reported to be flying into a cornfield that way and was on scene until about 4 a.m., as was Clarksville FIRE to page 16

Oelwein woman’s book traces family history through WWII

Peladija Woodson Diers (back center-right) stands with an audience, which gathered for her Oct. 11 talk on the book “Triumph Over Destiny,” at the Clarksville Public Library. (Star photo)


Community UMC to serve during Craft Expo

Community United Methodist Church will be serving coffee and cinnamon rolls beginning at 8 a.m. and a sack lunch of a grilled pork sandwich, chips and drink beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. This coincides with the Craft Expo. They will be on the walk in front of Mike Clark’s Farm Bureau Insurance on Main Street north of the Clarksville Post Office.

St. James, Allison to host Johnson Strings, Oct. 23

St. James Lutheran Church, Allison, will be hosting a worship service featuring The Johnson Strings from New Hartford on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the 9 a.m. service. The public is welcome to join the congregation for a worship service of varied music with a fellowship time to follow. 

AMVETS, Auxiliary to meet Oct. 24 Clarksville AMVETS and Auxiliary will meet Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall, downtown Clarksville.

Clover meeting for grades K-3 set

Join Butler County 4-H for the first Clover Patch meeting of the year! All children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to come learn about Butler County 4-H Clover Kids on Oct. 29 from 9-11 a.m. at the Butler County Extension Office in Allison.  Continued on page 2. Classifieds............................... 10 Public Notices....................... 6, 7

Absentee, early voting, extra hours detailed

Details of absentee and early voting as well as extended hours for in-person voting at the Butler County Auditor’s Office have been announced by County Auditor Lizbeth Williams. Any registered voter who would like to receive an absentee ballot must submit his or her request in writing to the auditor using an Absentee Ballot Request form or on paper no smaller than 3-inch-by-5-inch that includes voter’s name, date of birth, residential address, mailing address, the date or name of the election and voter’s signature. Mail to: Butler County Auditor Lizbeth Williams, P.O. Box 325, Allison, IA 50602. Deadline to request a ballot by mail is 5 p.m., Friday, November 4. Absentee Ballot Request forms can be found on the Butler County website at, your local library or city hall. The Auditor’s Office will mail you a form, if need be, but you must request that they do so. The political parties are mailing out Absentee Ballot Request forms that are sometimes pre-filled. You can use those, as well, but please make sure the information is correct and complete. A voter only

needs to send ONE request form to receive a ballot. Absentee Ballots being mailed back to the Auditor must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 7 or turned in at the Auditor’s Office by the time the polls close at 9 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee Ballots may NOT be turned in at the polls for counting. After voting the ballot, make sure to fold and place in the secrecy sleeve, seal it in the envelope and sign on the designated area of the envelope, as included directions state. Voters may also vote in-person at the Auditor’s Office through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Additional hours for in-person voting at the Auditor’s Office are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Eligible voters who are not registered are encouraged to do so by the pre-registration deadline of 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Please contact the Auditor’s Office with any questions regarding voter registration and absentee voting Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 319-267-2670.

The annual Clarksville Star/Butler County Tribune-Journal/Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review football contest continues with a slate of high school, college and NFL games. The contest will run for 11 consecutive weeks during the football season. This week, Oct. 12-13, there were no fewer than six perfect entries. Clarksville’s Bryce Jacobs had the lowest tiebreaker differential of 14 points and wins the 35 football bucks. There was a tie for second place as Waverly’s Michael Reiher and Conrad’s Madison Ubben both had tiebreaker differentials of 21 points. Both win eight football bucks. Football Bucks can be spent just like cash at any of the participating contest sponsor businesses. The games, entry form, sponsors ads and official rules are inside each issue during the contest.

The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. on Friday. Entry forms can be emailed to butlersales., or or dropped off at the Clarksville Star, Butler County Tribune-Journal or Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review office. Mailed entries should have a postmark no later than Friday. At the end of the 11-week regular contest, each week’s first-place winners will have the chance to complete for a grand prize of $500 in Football Bucks. The winners will be sent an entry form to make their choices on the college bowl games. The year’s contest sponsors are: Butler Bremer Communications, Coonrandt Ford, Cooper Motors, Grant Insurance Agency, J & C Grocery, The Mill, JBL Rentals, and K & S Grocery.

2016 Football Contest continues this week

Vendors estimated 3,000 to 4,000 shoppers at the 2015 Clarksville Craft Expo. Pictured is the morning crowd in the east gym. The west gym was also used in 2015 and will be used again for the Oct. 22, 2016 show. By 9:30 a.m. Saturday in 2015, all the parking spots at the school were full, co-organizer Jeff Kolb said. Volunteers directing traffic eased congestion, he said. (Contributed photo)

Crafter’s village—

Town expected to swell for craft, repurposed show set for Oct. 22 Mira Schmitt-Cash Editor

In time for the holidays, Clarksville will become a crafter’s village as crafters, vendors and attendees of the 13th Annual Fall Craft Expo swell the town at its seams on Saturday, Oct. 22. At the 12th annual Clarksville Craft Expo in October 2015, vendors estimated 3,000 to 4,000 people came to shop. Again this year, nearly 80 exhibitors from across Iowa will be selling a wide variety of handmade craft items and repurposed creations in two gymnasiums and other areas in and outside the Clarksville school. Food vendors will be on hand serving lunch as well as baked items and food gifts to take home, including Scratch Cupcakery. The show will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with free admission and free parking. A sampling of the handmade items to be found includes home décor, furniture, barn wood items, jewelry, clothing, chalk art, stone creations, baby items, sign art, fabric creations, yard art and more. Be sure to check out the downtown specialty shops (such as fabrics, furniture and antiques) and sidewalk vendors, too. Community United Methodist Church will be

serving coffee and cinnamon rolls beginning at 8 a.m. and a sack lunch of a grilled pork sandwich, chips and drink beginning at 10:30 a.m. in front of Mike Clark’s Farm Bureau Insurance on Main Street north of the post office. MONA BRIMMER of Waterloo and her daughter, Brenda Brimmer-Timmer, who compose Mona B’s Creations, have attended the Clarksville show since Jeff and Cindy Kolb started it for the Clarksville Commercial Club over a decade ago. This will be the show’s 13th year, and it continues to grow in reach. “I notice when we’re there, we see people from Independence, Cedar Falls, Jesup, even Cedar Rapids that have driven up to the Clarksville show,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “People will drive that distance just because they know there (are) real crafters up there” and no entry fee. “That’s great for the crafters and the local economy.” Cindy Kolb reached out to Mona B’s Creations because she used to buy from the pair “before we knew her name,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “She approached us… It was a new show. We gave it a try. The people of Clarksville and the surrounding area are very supportive of the show, and Jeff and Cindy do such a CRAFTERS to page 16

NEWS Charles City man’s case sent back to U.S. Northern District

2 • Thursday, October 20, 2016

• Clarksville Star •

Suspect in death of Clarksville grocer wasn’t charged

Charlie Ballhagen of New Hartford won the little boy’s bike and Lilly Foxen of Parkersburg won the little girl’s bike at Butler County Kid Fest 2016 last month. The bikes were generously donated by Rusty Eddy of Monarch Therapy serving Parkersburg and the surrounding counties. (Contributed)

2016 Butler County Kid Fest held ALLISON (BCVOW) — Butler County Visions of Well-Being held its annual Kid Fest event on Sept. 17 at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Allison. Sixtysix families and a total of 222 adults and children participated in the event at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Allison, which is a slight increase from the previous year. Seventeen organizations participated. The organizations that participated in Kid Fest provided information about resources for families with children in Butler County, as well as fun activities for the kids. Participating agencies and organizations are: Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Boy Scouts (Clarksville), Butler County Libraries, Butler County Public Health-Homes with Healthy Children & Tobacco Prevention, Child Care Resource & Referral, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children/ Together 4 Families, Early Access, First Five, ISU Extension/4-H, Lion’s Club-Allison (Vision Screening), Lutheran Services in Iowa-Families Together II, MidWestOne Bank, North Iowa Community Action/I-Smile, Operation Threshold-Partners for Healthy Families/NEST, Parkersburg Fire Department, Pathways Behavioral Ser-

vices-Prevention, and Waverly Health Center. Each family attending the event received Butler Bucks and two lucky children won bikes. Lilly Foxen of Parkersburg won the little girl’s bike, and Charlie Ballhagen of New Hartford won the little boy’s bike. The bikes were generously donated by Rusty Eddy of Monarch Therapy serving Parkersburg and the surrounding counties. Eddy with Monarch Therapy has been a supporter of the Butler County Kid Fest for a number of years. In addition to the information, activities, and door prizes, the children could also have customized balloon animals created just for them. After the activities, the participants were served a lunch that consisted of hot dogs, chips, cookies, malts and bottled water. Once again, Butler County Visions of Well-Being group members heard lots of positive comments from families during the event. Butler County Visions of Well-Being President, Shawna Lebeck, commented that the event has continued to be a success as a result of the collaboration among the local agencies and organizations that serve families with children, as well as the community support that

is received. Special thanks goes to the Butler County Visions of Well-Being Group members for their help in planning and organizing the event; to the Together 4 Families-Community Partnership for Protecting Children for providing financial support; to J&C Grocery for the cookies; Mary Johnson of Clarksville for malt machine rental, to MidWestOne for the paper products; to those who shared resource information and provided activities for the children; to the Butler County Fair Board for allowing the use of the Butler County Fairgrounds for the event; and to the community volunteers (local adults and students from North Butler and Clarksville) who helped register participants, took pictures during the event, assisted with the completion of participant surveys, distributed door prizes and served the food. This event would not be possible without all the support! Now that Kid Fest is done for the year, the group is ready to move on to its next community project, which is Christmas Cheer. Community support and local donations will be needed to assist Butler County households in need during the holiday season. Details to come.

Butler ACS Committee Begins New Campaign  The Butler County American Cancer Society is launching a new fundraising campaign ~ “Prisms of Promise ~ the promise to continue the crusade for a cure”.    These clear glass prisms  may be hung in your window or on your Christmas tree to honor or remember loved ones and their fight against cancer.  The rainbows that are cast represent the many colors of  support ribbons.  This diamond Swiss cut AAA+++ quality prism is the first of a series of ten yearly prisms, designated by a new design and ribbon each year.  Each prism is 1 - $10  or 5 - $45 and are asked to be payable to:  Prisms of Promise upon ordering.  Orders may

be placed now thru Friday, November 11th and will arrive for pick up the week of November 22.  Contacts throughout Butler County are:  Allison ~  Lois McDowell 319267-2404 or Lois Roose 319-267-

Clarksville Halloween activities Continued from page 1 Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program for children to participate in hands-on activities designed to build various life skills. Clover Kids explore science with simple science experiments, strengthen motor skills through a variety of art and craft experiences, have fun learning and playing cooperative games, make friends and learn to work together with others in a group setting, and much more!  A reply by Oct. 25 would be appreciated so that Butler County 4-H can have enough supplies ready: Please call 319267-2707 or email hmerritt@iastate. edu.  

•  Trick-or-Treating will be held on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m. in Clarksville. • During these same hours, the Open Door Youth Center on Main Street in Clarksville will hold a Pumpkin Patch Party and carnival games. Families are invited to stop in. Refreshments including hot cider will be offered. • Trick-or Treating at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be from 4-5 p.m. Foot traffic will start at the east entrance and exit out the Westside Assisted Living doors. Donations of candy, to defray costs, are being accepted. Wilder camping, picnicking to close Oct. 31 Wilder Park, Allison, will be closed for camping and picnicking on Monday,

2865, Aplington ~ Melanie Groeneveld 319-347-2305, Bristow ~ Marilyn Harms 641-775-3358, Clarksville ~ Renae Hempen 319-278-4409, Darlys Mennenga 319-278-4068 or Lucille Leerhoff 319-278-1079, Dumont ~ Susan Shier 641-858-6159, Greene ~ Joni Gilbert 641-816-4237 or Margret Smith 641-430-3297, Parkersburg ~ Laura Hippen 319-961-6531 and Shell Rock ~ Joyce Lubben  319-885-6201.  Prisms will be on display at local Butler County Banks and will be available at Clarksville Lumber during the day on October 22 during the Clarksville Craft Show.  All proceeds earned by this campaign will be designated to the fight against cancer through research. Oct. 31. The All Season Lodge remains open year round for rental by groups, or over night stays for families. Also the park is open for hiking, bicycling, fishing and sledding. The Park Board wishes to thank all those participating in the many amenities at the park, and looks forward to seeing everyone next season.

Book Fair returning to Clarksville Elementary

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Clarksville Community School! It will be held the evenings of Parent-Teacher Conferences, Tuesday Nov. 1 and Thursday Nov. 3 from 3:30-7 p.m. Most debit and credit cards are accepted, along with cash and checks. Online shopping is also available at Items will be shipped after the Book Fair has ended.

A Charles City man was who had been sentenced to life in prison for possessing firearms as a felon under the Armed Career Criminal Act in U.S. District Court in Waterloo, saw the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals vacate the decision on Friday, Oct. 14 and send back the case to the district court for resentencing, based on a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. As part of the case, defendant Randy Lee Patrie, 44, had also been sentenced in U.S. Northern District Court to a concurrent 120 months of imprisonment on a conviction of possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Guns and tools belonging to retired Clarksville grocer Carl “Ken” Gallmeyer were found in Patrie’s home in a 2013 search. Gallmeyer, 70, was found dead in his rural Nashua home in 2012. Patrie was considered a suspect in Gallmeyer’s death, but was not charged. A ruling from federal judge Linda Reade said evidence in Gallmeyer’s death would be considered when determining if Patrie should be given the status of armed career criminal. Patrie argued the court (1) erred in applying the Sentencing Guidelines’ cross reference for first-degree murder to his felon-in-possession charge, (2) erred in determining he was an armed career criminal under the Armed Career Criminal Act, and (3) engaged in impermissible judicial fact finding when determining that he was an armed career criminal. The act allows for additional prison time for firearm charges when a defendant has three or more convictions for a violent felony, including burglary.

Butler County SWCD to Meet

The Butler County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 starting at 8 a.m. at the USDA Service Center in Allison. The agenda includes: District activities, NRCS report, CRP Plans & revisions, CSP, EQIP, and State and REAP cost share applications. The meeting is open to the public.

Allison Meals on Wheels Menus are subject to change.

Monday, Oct. 24: Baked fish fillet, au gratin potatoes, trio vegetables, lemon cake Tuesday, Oct. 25: BBQ pork ribs, baked potato, cucumber salad, fruit cup Wednesday, Oct. 26: Pork roast,

sweet potatoes, green & gold beans, pudding Thursday, Oct. 27: Turkey roast, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli cuts, mandarin oranges Friday, Oct. 28: Cheesy maidrite, potato salad, baked beans, fruit crisp

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging Menu

Meals are served at the Greene Community Center (202 West South Street) Monday through Friday, for reservations call 641-823-4422. Meals are also served at the Dumont Legion Hall on Wednesdays, for reservations call 641-857-6231. Home delivered meals are also available. For more information call 319-272-1767 or toll free at 877-538-0508.

Monday, Oct. 24: A: BBQ Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato, Broccoli, Multi Grain Bread & Margarine, Pudding; B: Pork Loin with Gravy, Baked Sweet Potato, Broccoli, Multi Grain Bread & Margarine, Pudding Tuesday, Oct. 25: A: Crustless Chicken Pot Pie, Lima Beans, Chuckwagon Corn, Biscuit & Margarine, Fresh Seasonal Fruit; B: Beef & Bow Tie Pasta, Lima Beans, Chuckwagon Corn, Biscuit & Margarine, Fresh Seasonal Fruit Wednesday, Oct. 26: A: Swiss Steak, Garden Rice Medley, Green Beans, Multi Grain Bread & Margarine, Fruited Gelatin; B: Chicken Noodle Soup, Egg Salad,

Multi Grain Bread, Ranch House Tomatoes, Fruited Gelatin Thursday, Oct. 27: A: Roast Beef with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas, Dinner Roll & Margarine, Tropical Fruit; B: Berry Almond Chicken Salad with Dressing, Copper Pennies, Dinner Roll, Tropical Fruit Friday, Oct. 28: A: Pork Loin with Gravy, Roasted Red Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Wheat Bread & Margarine, Cinnamon Applesauce; B: BBQ Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Wheat Bread & Margarine, Cinnamon Applesauce

Community Home Meals October 23-29

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

Potatoes, Baked Cabbage, Pumpkin Bar Thursday: Chicken Lasagna with Garlic Bread, Glazed Carrots, Cherry Bar Friday: Sloppy Joe on Bun, Parsley Potatoes, 7-layer Salad, German Chocolate Cake Saturday: Cheeseburger, Hash Brown Patty, Creamed Peas, Lemon Bar

North Butler Community School District Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Lunches include milk and salad bar and whole wheat white bread/marg. Menus are subject to change.

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Monday, Oct. 24: Breakfast: Pretzel cinnamon stick, cereal, mixed fruit; Lunch: crispito, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, corn, pineapple chunks, southwest blend Tuesday, Oct. 25: Breakfast: Pancake/sausage stick, mandarin oranges; Lunch: Tenderloin/bun, party potatoes, peaches, broccoli Wednesday, Oct. 26: Breakfast: Ce-

real, bread; Lunch: French toast sticks, has browns, sausage patty, baby carrots, mixed fruit Thursday, Oct. 27: Breakfast: Waffle & syrup, peaches; Lunch: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, mandarin oranges, mixed vegetables Friday, Oct. 28: Breakfast: Ring donut, mixed fruit; Lunch: Cook’s Choice!

Clarksville Community School District Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Grape and apple juice, and cereal, offered daly at breakfast. Skim, 1% white milk and fat-free chocolate milk offered daily. Salad bar offerd daily at lunch. Menu subject to change.

Monday, Oct. 24: Breakfast: Donut, Cereal; Lunch: Soft Shell Taco, Baked Beans, Peaches Tuesday, Oct. 25: Breakfast: Burrito, Toast; Lunch: Chicken Strips, Rice, PB&J Sandwich, Pineapple Wednesday, Oct. 26: Breakfast: Egg Patty, Toast; Lunch: Weiner Wink,

Carrots, Applesauce Thursday, Oct. 27: Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick; Lunch: Pizza Burger, Wedges, Pears Friday, Oct. 28: Breakfast: B’fast Pizza; Lunch: Chicken Alfredo, Bread Stick, Green Beans, Mixed Fruit

Hampton-Dumont Schools

Breakfast & Lunch Menus Summer Food Program/H-D High School Cafeteria

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Served Free for ages 1 to 18! There is a charge for all adults: Breakfast $2.50/Lunch $4.00. All meals include milk and are subject to change. Salad Bar will be offered every day. Breakfast includes peanut butter & jelly offered with toast. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads & pastas are used whenever possible. Please Note: There is a 50¢ charge for lunch seconds for all students.

“Meal To Go” - Saturday, October 22

Farm Bureau building, Main Street, Clarksville Coffee & Cinnamon Rolls -Beginning at 8 a.m.

“Meal in a Bag” - Beginning at 10:30 a.m. Includes a grilled pork sandwich, chips, bar, and drink – $6 Items individually priced also.

Everyone is welcome to stop by!

The Supreme Court decided earlier this year in Mathis v. United States that “[b]ecause the elements of Iowa’s burglary law are broader than those of generic burglary, Mathis’s convictions under that law cannot give rise to an

Sunday: Turkey Breast, Au Gratin Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit Pie Monday: Goulash with Garlic Bread, Green Bean Casserole, Cheesecake Brownie Tuesday: Meatballs with Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes, Cauliflower, Aplesauce Wednesday: Pork Chop, Scalloped

Community United Methodist Church

For Clarksville in-town deliveries 11 a.m.-1 p.m, call 319-278-1144

Randy Lee Patrie

ACCA sentence.” In light of its decision in Mathis, the Supreme Court vacated the Eighth Circuit’s judgment and sent back the case to the Eighth Circuit for further consideration. The parties to the case agreed that Patrie was not subject to designation as an armed career criminal under the ACCA. Patrie’s defense contended that this case should be sent back to the district court for resentencing, including consideration of the maximum authorized term of supervised release. The government/prosecution asserted that remand was unnecessary and that this “Court should order [Patrie] to be sentenced to the now-applicable statutory maximum […] of 20 years’ imprisonment.” The Eighth Circuit concluded upon review that remand for resentencing was appropriate.

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Monday, Oct. 24: Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage patty, applesauce; Lunch: Macaroni & cheese, peas, wheat roll (9-12), fruit cocktail Tuesday, Oct. 25: Breakfast: French toast stick, smokies, pineapple; Lunch: Corn dog, peanut butter sandwich (9-12), asparagus, applesauce Wednesday, Oct. 26: Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast, fruit cup;

Lunch: Pork rib patty/bun, tri tater, mixed vegetables, pears Thursday, Oct. 27: Breakfast: Sausage gravy/biscuit (4-12); Cereal & toast (K-3), peaches; Lunch: Spaghetti/meat sauce, French bread, tossed salad, peaches Friday, Oct. 28: Breakfast: Breakfast bites, apple wedges; Lunch: Chicken nuggets, muffin, broccoli/ cheese, pineapple

• Clarksville Star • Butler County Tribune-Journal •


Thursday, October 20, 2016 •


WHC to offer community health screen WAVERLY — Waverly Health Center will offer a community health screen on Friday, October 21 from 7 to 9 a.m. in Tendrils Rooftop Garden on the WHC campus. Tests are offered for a minimal fee. The fee structure covers only the costs of the test processing. Free blood pressure checks for participants will be offered. No appointments are needed. Results will be mailed. Blood tests offered include: FASTING: health screen, lipid profile; NONFASTING: A1C, body composition,

hemoglobin, prostate-specific antigen, TSH (thyroid), vitamin D. Tips for those fasting include: do not eat for 12 hours before screening; avoid caffeine products and alcohol for 12 hours before screening; sips of water only; take medicines on normal schedule. Please park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils Rooftop Garden event entrance, located south of the Center Pharmacy drive-up. To learn more about the screening, call 319-352-4938.

Bulletin Board GREENE FARMERS MARKET WHERE: S. Second Street, Greene WHEN: Fridays, 4-7 p.m. ALLISON FARMERS MARKET WHERE: Corner of Third and Main streets, Allison WHEN: Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. DAN THE MUSIC MAN WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Superior and North Hilton PLAINFIELD LIBRARY MOVIE WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. WHERE: Plainfield Public Library DETAILS: “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” showing. Free admission. Free popcorn. CLARKSVILLE FALL CRAFT EXPO WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 22 WHERE: Clarksville Community School, 318 N. Mather St. DETAILS: Eighty crafters and vendors are expected to fill both gyms and cafeteria. SHELL ROCK FIRE & RESCUE OPEN HOUSE WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 23, 12 p.m.-2 p.m. WHERE: Cherry Street, (west of Kwik Star, near the curve) DETAILS: Come see the new station. Refreshments. ROADSIDE, FOREST, AQUATIC PESTICIDE TRAINING WHEN: Oct. 26, 9-11:30 a.m., WHERE: Extension Office DETAILS: 319-267-2707 MOSQUITO/PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING WHEN: Oct. 27, 9-11:30 a.m., WHERE: Extension Office DETAILS: 319-267-2707 WILDER DAYS FUNDRAISER SUPPER WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, Hotdog and Brat Supper at 6 p.m. followed by a silent auction and live music (TBA). WHERE: Allison, AMVETS Hall 718 Ninth St., Allison DETAILS: Sponsored By The Allison Wilder Days Committee. Proceeds will benefit the Allison All-Veterans Memorial Project and upcoming Wilder Day activities. Questions can be directed to Ryan Henrichs, 319-4152573. TIM THE MUSIC MAN WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. WHERE: Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, West Superior and North Hilton NEW HARTFORD CRAFT SHOW WHEN: Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: TBA

DETAILS: Registration as a crafter is $30, and proceeds go to Dike-NewHartford After Prom. CONTACT U.S. SEN. ERNST’S REGIONAL DIRECTORS TO HOLD TRAVELING OFFICE HOURS WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 10–11 a.m. WHERE: Parkersburg Public Library, 308 Third St., Parkersburg DETAILS: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R, Iowa) regional directors will hold traveling office hours in all counties to assist Iowans with questions about eligibility involving issues like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, military affairs, passports, immigration issues, and other federal programs. Sen. Ernst will not be at the traveling office hours. If seeking assistance with federal agencies, but unable to attend, please visit to contact a regional office (Cedar Rapids Ernst Office; call 319-365-4504) or submit a casework request. TURKEY RUN 5K WHEN: Nov. 24 WHERE: Clarksville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation DETAILS: TBA TINY TIM CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL WHEN: Dec. 3 WHERE: Clarksville Public Library DETAILS: Themed miniature trees on display during library hours. IMAGES OF CHRISTMAS WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4-6 p.m. WHERE: Downtown Clarksville DETAILS: Business window decorations and live nativity scene. Businesses are asked to tell window decoration plans to the committee, Dawn Bruhn, Karen Kielman, Joyce Hinders or Lola Clark by Oct. 1.

Representing the transfer of title to property at the southeast corner of Main and Sixth in Allison, which is to be used for the All Veterans Memorial, are from left, All Veterans Memorial Committee members Alice Schwab, Deb Hummel, Greta Cordes, Karen Alberts, Butler County Abstract Company President Gene Shepard (formerly of the Allison area), and committee member Rick Wangsness. The land being donated is assessed at $3,600. “We are (64) percent to goal,” Alberts said on Oct. 5. (TJ/Star photo by Mira Schmitt-Cash)

Shepard family comments on donation to All Vets Memorial

City to file deed

The Allison All Veterans Memorial Committee has been presented the deed for the property on which the memorial will be located. Gene Shepard, on behalf of the Shepard family and Butler County Abstract Company, made the presentation

to the committee at their meeting at the Allison AMVET Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The deed conveys the lot, which is located on the east side of Main Street immediately south of the courthouse, city of Allison. “The Shepard family is pleased and proud to make this donation to the Memorial,” Shepard said. My father, Virgil, served in the Navy during World

War II, and Dale Shepard served in the Army during the Vietnam War.” He said that, besides himself, the stockholders of Butler County Abstract Company, which conveyed the lot, are James Shepard, Susan Shepard Carlson, Jacqueline Shepard (Dale’s widow), Wade Shepard and Scott Shepard. CITY TO FILE DEED: On Monday, Oct. 10, Allison City Council allowed

the city clerk to file with the county recorder the deed for the ground given to the city by the Shepard family for the Veterans Memorial, on a motion by Councilman Jerry Platter, seconded by Councilman Jim Blockhus and carried. Once the property is deeded to the city, the city will be responsible for mowing and snow removal.

care of. The Rebekah Assembly president and the grand master articles were read out of the Hawkeye Odd Fellow. Committee report: The Oct. 24 meeting is the birthday potluck at 12 p.m. It will be Halloween soon, so everyone can dress up if they want to celebrate. New business: Sister Dawn gave a report on Skylar Colfax. Everyone was reminded to brush up on the unwritten work to be given to our delegate at the Oct. 24 meeting. The past noble grands will meet after the Oct. 24 meeting. With no further business, lodge was closed in due form. — Betty Schurman, secretary

500 CARD PARTY OCT. 21 The 500 Card Party will meet at the Clarksville Public Library on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

who wanted to be in 4-H. The meeting started with members and friends going on a hayride. When we got back, the club elected officers. They will be installed at the next meeting. Treats were provided by Madeline and Noah Sterken. The club played indoor, Halloween themed games to end the meeting. — Submitted by Rachel Borchardt, J.L.C. 4-H reporter

Clubs & Meetings CLARKSVILLE REBEKAH LODGE NO. 533 The Clarksville Rebekahs met at the Church of Christ on Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Noble Grand Virginia Graeser opened lodge. Six sisters answered roll call. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. Sisters reported sick or in distress: Sister Charlene reported her sons were having medical problems. Sister Barb reported sister Doris was sick. Sister Dorothy reported that sister Marilyn Hurlbut, secretary of Grand Lodge, had fallen and broke both her legs. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her. Communications: A letter from the grand secretary was received and taken

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North Butler Pheasants Forever


Saturday, Oct. 22  8 AM-12:30 PM Participants must be ages 12-15, must have completed hunter safety course, and must have an orange hat, vest, and mentor along. Mentors need to have current hunting license. To Register call Jason Reiher 319-415-0147 Deadline to Register is October 20

OUT OF COUNTY PRAIRIE RAPIDS AUDUBON SOCIETY WILDLIFE MONITORING WHO: Stephanie Shepherd, biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will discuss the Iowa Volunteer Wildlife Monitoring Program WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, 902 Main St., Cedar Falls. DETAILS: Learn of projects old and new that encourage the public to gather information important to wildlife management and research.   FOR MORE information including about bird watching field trips, typically held on Wednesday mornings in September and October with special events at other times, can be found online at or at the Prairie Rapids Audubon Society Facebook page. Questions can be directed to PRAS president Tom Schilke, tom.

JACKSON LUCKY CLOVERS 4-H MEETS SUNDAY, OCT. 9 The Jackson Lucky Clovers 4-H Club met on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. in the basement of the Clarksville Public Library. Members were encouraged to bring friends to this meeting

Currently serves on Board of Directors for Butler County Mutual Insurance for 6 years.


Member of Iowa State University Extension Council for 6 years.







Owner of Orly’s Meat Market & Locker for 15 years.


Believes in fiscal responsibility.



Vote on November 8 for a man who is well liked, devotes his time to public service, is honest, and believes in balanced budgets. Paid for by Ackerman for District 1 Supervisor.

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BUTLER COUNTY BULLETIN Nancy Jensen Butler County Program Coordinator

The Other White Meat October is National Pork Month! Given a choice between a pork burger and a hamburger, I will choose the pork burger every time, especially if it’s grilled! Why October, you might ask? A little research found the answer - that’s the time of year when hogs were traditionally sent to market. Of course, today pigs are being marketed almost every day! Pork is a favorite not just here in Iowa or even here in the United States; we export more than 2.2 million metric tons annually or about one quarter of what we produce. Across the nation over 68,000 people call themselves pork producers and together gross more than $23.4 billion. The U.S. however, is not the leading pork-producing country; it is third behind China and the European Union. In 1959 a single pork producer raised 12.1 pounds of meat from each hog; in 2009 it had risen to 22.8 pounds. Producers are becoming more efficient and are using far fewer resources today. Today’s pork is produced with a 35 percent reduction in its carbon footprint. A “typical” market hog weighs in the neighborhood of 275 pounds, produces a carcass of 208 pounds and of that 208 pounds, 114 pounds qualifies as lean pork. Every market hog provides 371 servings of pork. There are many benefits of eating

pork: Pork provides protein. Pork provides B-vitamins. Pork provides three times the amount of thiamine as any other food. Pork is low in sodium. Pork is a good source of potassium. Today’s pork has 16 percent less fat and 27 percent less saturated fat than it did in 1991. We often heard the commercial about “the other white meat” which made reference to pork as compared to chicken. A lean cut of pork today has fewer calories than chicken. Pork should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 – 160. Always allow pork to “rest” for 3 minutes following cooking. Bacon, my husband’s favorite pork product, is one of the oldest processed meats; the Chinese began salting pork bellies way back in 1500 B.C. According to the National Hog Farmer Magazine, the average American consumes around 18 pounds of bacon a year. Neither of us is average, I don’t eat much and he eats it often. As you take time out this month to enjoy your favorite cut of pork, whether it is an Iowa chop, a pork burger, ribs or bacon, say a quick thank you to the farmer who raised that lean pig that you are enjoying so much! GO PORK!

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The Alternative Fritz Groszkruger

No good choice

I’d hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. “None of the above” just doesn’t cut it when we are struggling to be positive. I’ve shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesn’t matter. If you’ve used my short reading list (The Law, 1850) you’ll know that Frederic Bastiat rightly points out that in a nation with law, elections should be of little consequence because law applied in its proper use restricts government to preserving the rights of individuals as long as there is no right taken from someone else to that end. All the other functions of society can best be guided by free association in a free market. The reason the presidential election has become so prevalent in the news is because there is so much at stake in this “advance auction sale of stolen goods,” as H.L. Mencken describes elections. People seem flabbergasted that out of 320 million Americans we are now faced with choosing between The Donald and Hill. There are actually 1,910 people (I assume they are people) who have filed with the Federal Election Commission. But the media only sees fit to present two for our perusal. I guess there might be one out of the 1,910 who is literate and would stand by his oath, but with all the loot that’s at stake in this auction there is not much chance we will ever know who that is. Since government has evolved into a force of theft (democracy), the good people have decided to stay out of it. They are productive in the private sec-

tor instead of sticking their noses into other peoples’ business. They don’t see a need for forcing people to buy “alternative” energy that the market has determined to be too expensive. They don’t see a need to tell other countries how to run their own affairs and they don’t see a need to tell people here at home how to live their lives either. But politicians truly believe that bureaucrats and committees can manage society better than an aggregate of millions of personal choices. They believe totalitarianism can provide greater prosperity than freedom. That ignorance of economic principles is what drives them to seek public office. And the belief that productive endeavors further the good things in society better than government edict is what keeps the good people out of the political realm and on the job. I haven’t watched any of the “debates” because my time is too valuable, but the word is that a school yard brawl is more civil and productive and the debates only reflect on the unsuitability of the candidates and the so-called moderators. But maybe these people are exceptionally suited to an office that has evolved from executing constitutionally legislated law to crime boss. Please feel free to contact me at Or through a letter to this paper. Remember letters in the paper are one of the most popular features. Also visit my blog at www.

Iowa is good for business Your Iowa Senate is working to expand Iowa’s middle class and build a stable economy for all. We’re spurring long-range growth and prosperity across Iowa by: • Ensuring Iowans have opportunities for job training • Offering incentives to Iowa businesses • Boosting quality of life in our communities These efforts are producing good results. Iowa is again one of the top 10 states for business, according to CNBC. The latest analysis spotlights Iowa’s low cost of doing business, low cost of living and great quality of life. We also have the best possible credit rating and have shown steady growth. A few of the initiatives we’ve championed in recent years that have helped Iowa achieve this success include: • Improving Iowa’s roads and bridges to move goods and provide services more efficiently. • Phasing in the largest property tax cut in the state history by providing tax relief to owners of commercial and industrial property. • Providing a tax cut to thousands of Iowa small businesses and farmers by aligning Iowa’s tax code with many federal tax changes. • Offering incentives to businesses that locate and expand in Iowa, particularly when they commit to making a strong contribution to the local

economy and creating good jobs for residents. • Investing in innovative programs at our state universities that spur economic growth when they work with communities and businesses to improve technology, marketing and entrepreneurship. • Establishing tax credits for industries that turn byproducts from biomass feedstock into higher-value chemicals. • Exempting from sales tax supplies and replacement parts used in manufacturing, research and development, data processing and recycling. These are known as “consumables.” For a complete review of our bipartisan business initiatives over the last couple of years, go to a6hw7R-5Oy. 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 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. E-mail her at amanda.ragan@legis. Senator Ragan is an Assistant Senate Majority Leader, chair of the Health & Human Services Budget Subcommittee

Budgeting principles protect taxpayers

Re-elect Lizbeth Williams for Butler County auditor

As the chief financial officer for County Social Services, I have (had) the privilege of working with Liz for over five years. Liz requires a standard of excellence in every aspect of working as the county auditor for Butler County. She also is County Social Services fiscal agent. This requires her to work with CSS and a 22-county region for the mental health/ developmental disabilities fund. Liz makes sure, daily, that taxpayer dollars are not used if not authorized

by the state of Iowa. She works hard to maintain a clean budget for Butler County and also for the region. Liz has proven she works for the citizens of the county, and is not afraid to ask the hard questions and search for those difficult answers. I would encourage a VOTE for LIZBETH WILLIAMS FOR COUNTY AUDITOR! Jodi Draper Chief Financial Officer for County Social Services

Supporting Williams for auditor

This is a letter of support for the reelection of Lizbeth Williams for the Office of Auditor of Butler County. I have had the pleasure of working along side Ms. Williams since January of 2015 as the supervisor for District 3. Ms. Williams is dedicated to her position and committed to serving the citizens of this county. She is a diligent

worker and takes great pride in maintaining fiscal responsibility for those whom she represents. I would encourage the citizens of Butler County to re-elect Lizbeth Williams for county auditor. Rusty Eddy Butler County Supervisor District 3

Farmers are spending hours in their fields, the leaves are changing colors, and the temperature outside continues to cool. Fall is certainly here! The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week to issue their latest revenue projections for the current budget year as well as the next. The REC is made up of three members, one from the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency, one from the State Department of Management, and David Underwood (of Clear Lake) who represents the private sector. The REC reviews several economic indicators like the agricultural economy, the labor market, consumer spending, and many other factors. After reviewing this data, the REC projects how much revenue the state stands to collect in tax revenue. At their meeting, the REC made revenue projections for the current fiscal year (FY17), which began on July 1, and the next fiscal year (FY18) which begins July 1, 2017. The REC revised the FY17 forecast down by $71.9 million compared to the March estimate, projecting that the state will collect $7.308 billion this fiscal year. FY18 also saw a reduction, though slightly smaller, of

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

$52 million, projecting total revenue of $7.607 billion next year. The REC largely attributed the reductions to the weakening state of the agricultural economy. Commodity prices are significantly lower than the cost of production, and that has caused many farmers and small businesses to reevaluate their spending plans for the coming year. This has caused a ripple effect in many other industries that rely on the agricultural economy to perform well. Going forward, we will need to find ways to make our REC forecasts more reliable. For the past few years, the REC has made revenue estimates that end up being revised upwards or downwards quite dramatically. The legislature needs data that we can depend on when putting together the state’s budget to guard against dramatic cuts when the economy isn’t growing as fast as projected. Fortunately, Iowa has been able to weather unreliable budget fore-

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casts over the last few years thanks to House Republicans’ responsible budgeting principles. Over the last six years, House Republicans have built the state budget using four common sense principles: 1. We will spend less than the state collects 2. We won’t use one-time funding to pay for ongoing needs 3. We won’t balance the budget by intentionally underfunding state programs 4. We will return unused tax dollars back to the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa These are the same budgeting principles that Iowa families and businesses use every day. Government should be no different. Had the Legislature spent to the levels that Democrats were pushing last session, the state would be in a very difficult financial position. We all remember the days of Chet Culver where state spending wasn’t

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in line with ongoing revenue for a number of years. Those days culminated with across-the-board cuts to education and many services on which Iowans count. House Republicans’ responsible approach to budgeting has allowed us to invest in Iowa’s priorities. We’ve been able to put more money into our K-12 schools, Regent universities, and community colleges. We’ve invested in public safety, courts, and healthcare. We’ve also been able to return more money back to the pockets of Iowa’s taxpayers through a handful of tax relief packages over the last six years. House Republicans will continue a path of responsible budgeting so that small businesses have certainty and families can keep more of their hardearned money. As always, please keep in touch. I look forward to traveling the district and much of the state continuing to visit with Iowans over the coming months. If you would like to touch base in the meantime, you can reach me at linda.upmeyer@legis.iowa. gov or 515-281-3521.

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Washington Reformed Church

28182 Birch Ave Phone # 641-847-2817 The Rev. Jack D. Ritsema, Pastor Service Times: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Worship. ALLISON-

Allison Bible Church

108 Pfaltzgraff St. Sunday, October 23: 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Wednesday, October 26: 7:30 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship

Allison Congregational Church

Craig Harris, Pastor 508 N. Main St. 319-267-2333 Elevator Handicap Accessible Sunday, October 23: 10 a.m. Worship Service

New Life Lutheran Congregation Allison Congregational Church

NALC Iowa Mission Pastor Jean Rabary 1st, 2nd and 5th Sundays; Galen Eiben, Lay Pastor 3rd and 4th Sundays 319-267-2860 Sunday, October 23: 8 a.m. Worship Service

St. James Lutheran Church

Thursday, October 20: 9 a.m. WIC Friday, October 21: 1 p.m. Bremwood Luncheon at Waverly Saturday, October 22: 7 a.m. Women’s and Men’s Bible Study at Elm Springs Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Worship Service – Johnson Strings playing during worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday School Tuesday, October 25: 9 a.m. SewSew Sisters Wednesday, October 26: 6:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation Saturday, October 29: 7 a.m. Women’s and 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. On demand at Thursday, October 20: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness; 6:30 p.m. All Board Meeting; 7:30 p.m. Fresh Hope at The Corner Friday, October 21: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. Community Closet is open Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Worship; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Monday, October 24: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness Tuesday, October 25: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness Wednesday, October 26: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness; 2-5 p.m. Community Closet; 6 p.m. GEMS/Cadets, Snack: Denise J.; 7 p.m. HSYG Thursday, October 27: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness; 7:30 p.m. Fresh Hope at The Corner Friday, October 28: 5:30 a.m. Holy Fitness


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Church Directory

Hitesville Gospel Hall

R.R., Aplington Sunday, October 23: 10 a.m. Ministry of the Word; 11 a.m. Worship; 7 p.m. Gospel Service Wednesday, October 26: 7:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study AREDALE, BRISTOW AND DUMONT-

New Hope Parish United Methodist Churches

Pastor Ann Donat Aredale Sunday, October 23: 8 a.m. Worship Service Dumont Sunday, October 23: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. BRISTOW-

Bristow Church of Christ

Dick Burlingame, Minister Ph: 641-775-3222 Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Coffee and goodies; 9:30 a.m. Bible School for all ages; 10:15 a.m. Worship Service; 6 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday, October 26: 6:30 p.m. Youth Group for kids aged 4 to high school. Please contact Sharron Meyer, 641-425-8856, or Trisha Boos, 641330-5601 if you have questions. Learning and snacks provided.

Reformed Church, Bristow Kesley Presbyterian Church

Pastor Tamara Entin Cell: 515-293-0928 Home: 515-532-2274 Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. Worship at Kesley CLARKSVILLE –

St. John Lutheran Church

204 N. Washington Pastor Charles R. Underwood 278-4765 Handicap Accessible Thursday, October 20: ECHO deadline Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Book Study, Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Service Monday, October 24: 7 p.m. Bell Choir practice Tuesday, October 25: 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study Wednesday, October 19: 9 a.m. ECHO folding; 5 p.m. 3rd to 7th grade school kit assembly; 6 p.m. Confirmation; 7 p.m. Sewing Group Saturday, October 29: 6:30 p.m. Harvest Family Hay Ride

Community United Methodist Church

You are always welcome! 309 W. Superior Street Pastor Dan Fernandez Community-Shell Rock UMC Office 885-4554 Pastor Dan cell: 515-729-7079 Handicapped Accessible Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.

Immanuel United Church of Christ

The Rev. Linda Myren 203 S. Mather Street 319-278-4224 Saturday, October 22: 9 a.m. Clarksville Craft Expo. Bake Sale for church. Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Confirmation; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Wednesday, October 26: 9 a.m. Study Group; 6:30 p.m. Chime Choir; 7 p.m. Choir

Thursday, October 27: 10 a.m. Cluster meeting

Church of Christ

302 S. Elizabeth Street Val Swinton, Pastor 278-4416 Sunday, October 23: 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Donuts; 10 a.m. Worship Service; 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, October 26: 10:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study; 7 p.m. Sonbeams PK-5th Grade and Adult Bible Study. DUMONT-

Dumont Reformed Church

Pastor Chris Meester (641) 857-3514 Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Mondays: 1st Monday of the Month: 1:00 p.m. Reformed Church Women (RCW) Wednesdays: 7 p.m. RCYF (High School Youth Group for 8th-12th grade) GREENE-

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Worship. PLEASANT VALLEY –

First United Church of Christ

31015 150th Street, Clarksville 319-276-4443 The Rev. Peter Wenzel, Minister Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship Service ROSEVILLE-


United Methodist Church

204 S. Prairie Street Pastor Dan Fernandez 319-885-4554 Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Worship Service.

First Baptist Church

223 W. Washington Street Shell Rock, IA 50670 Pastor Alan V. Dicks Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 6 p.m. Sunday Evening Service Wednesdays: 6:30-8 p.m. AWANASBible Verses, Stories, Refreshments

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Peace Lutheran Church

324 E. Traer, Greene Daniel Flucke, Pastor 641-816-5531 Saturday, October 22: 5:30 p.m. Sunday School; 6 p.m. Worship Service with Special Music – Nursery through Sixth Grade and Sunday School Attendance Awards Sunday, October 23: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service; No Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. Fellowship, Luther League; 11 a.m. Praise Worship with Holy Communion Wednesday, October 26: 7 a.m. Men’s Bible Study; 6:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grade confirmation Saturday, October 29: 9 a.m. 9th grade confirmation meeting; 6 p.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion by Intinction NASHUA-

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Pleasant Hill

10009 Union Ave. Nashua, IA 50658 Like us on facebook: St. John’s UCC-Pleasant Hill (641) 435-4998 Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service. PLAINFIELD –

First Baptist Church

809 Main Street 319-276-4889 Pastor Shawn Geer Sunday, October 23: 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,

(LCMS) 121 East Washington Pastor Michael Knox 319-231-9761 Saturday, October 23: 6 p.m. Bible Class; 7 p.m. Worship.

Faith Lutheran Church

422 N. Prairie Street Pastor Kim Smith 319-885-4547 Email: Sunday, October 23: 9 a.m. Worship Service; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 10:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service. Wednesday, October 26: 7 p.m. Evening Worship Service. VILMAR-

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Pastor Mark Walker St. John’s is Handicap Accessible. Saturday, October 22: 7 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs Sunday, October 23: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Class; 10 a.m. Worship Service; Coffee and Fellowship to follow. Wednesday, October 26: 4 p.m. Little Lutherans after school; 7:30 p.m. Choir practice Saturday, October 29: 7 a.m. Bible Study at Elm Springs WAVERLY-

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

2700 Horton Road Fr. Dave Schatz 319-352-2493 Eucharistic Liturgies: Saturday 5:15 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, October 21: 6 p.m. Assumption for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday, October 22: 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy/Peanut Butter Collection. Sunday, October 23: 8 a.m. Mass/ Children’s Liturgy; 10 a.m. Mass/Children’s Liturgy

Peace United Church of Christ

1800 11th Street SE 319-352-3151 Pastor Jonathan Hennings Sunday, October 23: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School; 9:30 a.m. Worship Service.

St. John Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod “Church of the Lutheran Hour” On radio stations WMT, 600 AM at 6:30 a.m.; KXEL, 1540 AM at 7:00 a.m. & KWAY, 1470 AM at 8:00 a.m. Every Sunday 415 4th Street SW The Rev. Matthew Versemann & The Rev. Keith Brustuen Sunday, October 23: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class. Wednesday, October 26: 5:30 p.m. Confirmation; 6 p.m. Midweek Classes. THE GOVERNOR’S BIBLE-READING MARATHON will be completed on Saturday, Oct. 22 starting at 9 a.m. on the courthouse lawn in Allison. People from all around Butler County gathered on Oct. 15 and spent several hours reading from the Old Testament. Saturday’s event will finish reading the entire Bible. (Groups of two or three people take turns reading aloud from assigned sections of the Bible that take about a half hour to read.) Please bring your Bible and a lawn chair and come prepared to read God’s word. If the weather is bad, the group will simply park around the courthouse and read in their vehicles. Everyone is welcome. (Photo contributed by Janna Voss, text by Robyn Mulder)

Pastor Nancy Larson 2001 W. Bremer Ave. (319)352-1325 Wednesday – 5:30 p.m. Saturday – 5:30 p.m. Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Cappuccino | Fellowship 9-11 a.m. Holy Communion is served at all services.

2397 Highway 14 Roseville, IA Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Mass

319 East Traer Streets P.O. Box 160 Greene, IA 50636-0160 Cathy Belles, Pastor Sunday, October 23: 10:30 a.m. Worship, All are welcome!

St. Peter Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church

St. Mary Church

First Presbyterian Church

105 N. Main St., Greene Msgr. Walter Brunkan, Pastor Sunday, October 23: 10 a.m. Mass.

Believers Baptist

Lee Hutchison, Pastor P.O. Box 102 Waverly, IA 50677 319-559-0811 Independent, Fundamental King James Bible Services Sundays: 10 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Location: Waverly Senior Center, 506 E. Bremer Ave.


Open Bible Church

Pastor Matt Miller 1013 E. Bremer Ave. Ph: 319-352-2038 Sunday, October 23: 9:30 a.m. Donuts & Fellowship; 10 a.m. Morning Worship.

James ‘Jim’ Hinders

James “Jim” Hinders, 79, of Clarksville, was born the son of Fred and Minnie (Wildeboer) Hinders on April 8, 1937, at home in rural Clarksville. He received his education from a rural country school near his home. On December 12, 1958, Jim was united in marriage with Joyce Faye Buss at Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. The couple made their home in Clarksville for a few years. Later they moved to Parkersburg for about a year then returned to Clarksville. Through the years Jim had worked at Oliver/White Farm Equipment and Unverferth in Shell Rock, retiring in April 2004. When his boys were young Jim enjoyed taking them fishing. In his spare time, he liked driving in the country, tinkering in his garage, and watching birds. Jim loved spending time with his family and especially helping them remodel their homes and getting his grand kids to and from their destinations before they got their driver’s license. Jim died on Monday, October 10, 2016, at his home in Clarksville of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hinders, on June 23, 2004; his parents; five brothers: Peter, Fred, Paul, Phillip, and Richard; and six sisters: Bernice Krull, Gladys Hoodjer, Annie Henning, Swanetta Jordan, Mary Hovenga and Florence Rottink. Jim is survived by two daughters, Kelly Hinders, of Clarksville; and Kerri (Chris) White, of Clarksville; three sons, Keith Hinders, of Clarksville; Kent (Lynn) Hinders, of Hampton; and Kevin (Julie) Hinders, of Cedar Falls; 10 grandchildren: Kayla Hinders, Zach White, Ben White, Ashley Hinders, Tyler Hinders, Seth Muńoz, Paige Muńoz, Caleb Hinders, Kyle Hinders, and Bryce Hinders; one great-grandson, Rendon Muńoz; and one on the way; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Hinders, of Clarksville; and Virginia Fraiser, of Shell Rock; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarksville, with Pastor Charles Underwood officiating and Lola Clark accompanied the Congregation with “Borning Cry,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Amazing Grace.” The casketbearers were his grandsons: Zach White, Ben White, Kyle Hinders, Bryce Hinders, Caleb Hinders, Tyler Hinders, and Seth Muńoz. The honorary casketbearers were his granddaughters, Kayla Hinders, Ashley Hinders and Paige Muńoz. Interment was at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences maybe left at

Ken Shaffer

Kenneth “Ken” Dean Shaffer, 79, of Charles City, was born the son of Everett and Evelyn Janette (Adelmund) on September 16, 1937, in Shell Rock. He graduated from Clarksville High School in 1955. After graduation, Ken served in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He was a member of the Strategic Air Command and was stationed all over the world. On April 3, 1960, Ken was united in marriage with Daisy Marie Williams at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Ken and Daisy lived most of their married lives in Charles City and Mundelein, Illinois. Ken worked for Oliver, White Farm Equipment and AGCO as a Warranty Manager. In 2002, Ken retired and they moved back to Charles City. Ken was a long time member of the Congregational Church in Charles City and the Izaak Walton League. He was a gun safety instructor, loved tinkering and was very talented mechanically. Ken loved cars, watching American Pickers and old westerns, especially the ones with John Wayne. He collected old radios, toy Oliver tractors and he also had a vast screwdriver collection. One of Ken’s special memories was their family vacation to the Dakotas. Ken enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing in the summer and spending time with the family, especially at the holidays. Ken died on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Methodist Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from complications of a brain tumor. He is preceded in death by his infant son, Stanley Dean Shaffer in 1962; his parents; one brother, Raymond Shaffer; one sister, Vee (Bryce) Kennedy; and one brother-in-law, Carlys “Speed” Nieman. Ken is survived by his wife of 56 years, Daisy, of Charles City; one son. Mark (Terry) Shaffer, of Marshalltown; one daughter, Dawn (Joseph) Sharon, of Bloomingdale, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jessie and Nicole Sharon; one sister, Marlys Nieman, of Shell Rock; one sister-in-law, Marjorie Shaffer, of Cedar Falls; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, October 15, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarksville with Pastor Linda Myren officiating. Organist was Sharon Leerhoff. Special music was “September Song” by Willie Nelson and “Amazing Grace” by Elvis Presley. Burial was at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville. Lon Isakson, Kyle Martin, Brendan McGregor, Chet McGregor, Scott McGregor and Kelvin Menken served as casketbearers. Honorary casketbearers were Galen Menken, Kurt Menken, Randy Nieman, Mike Shaffer, Todd Souhrada, Ben Wilder and Benny Wilder, Jr.. Full military rites were conducted by Clarksville AMVETS Post 30. Visitation was held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday, October 14, at the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare Foundation, 700 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601. RedmanSchwartz Funeral Home in Clarksville was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

6 • Thursday, October 20, 2016 CIVIL COURT The Butler County Clerk of Court’s Office filed one child support matter the week of Sept. 22 through 29.

Injunction filed in Dumont nuisance case

A temporary injunction in City of Dumont v. Naturlich Health and Beauty Corp. was filed Sept. 7 by Judge Dedra L. Schroeder. The injunction requires the owner of Naturlich to correct the dangerous and unsafe condition of the property at 509 Main St., Dumont or eliminate the condition or violation “immediately.” The filing also appoints the City of Dumont as receiver of this property. The Butler County Clerk of Court’s Office handled one child support matter the weeks of Sept. 29 to Oct. 13. SMALL CLAIMS Farmers Cooperative Co., Charles City, v. Jeffrey Smith, Parkersburg. Judgment for plaintiff on Sept. 20 for $142,05 and court costs as filed. MM Finance LLC d.b.a. E Z Money Check Cashing, Omaha, Neb., v. Betsy Thompson, New Hartford. Judgment for $415 with 2.56 percent interest from Aug. 24 and court costs including $95. UnityPoint Health, address unavailable, v. Terrill A. Buss, Newton. Judgment for plaintiff on Sept. 27 for $1387.21 with interest at 2.36 percent from July 15, 2016, and court costs including $85 filing fee. Elizabeth M. Biwer Wayne, Parkersburg v. Mariah E. Moore, Parkersburg. Judgment for plaintiff on Oct. 10 for $1,547.94 with 2.56 percent interest from July 6 and court costs including $95. H&R Accounts Inc., Moline, Ill., v. Doug Menken, Dumont. Dismissed without prejudice on Oct. 10. DISTRICT/ ASSOCIATE COURT •  Darin Len Auten, 42, of Clarksville, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and was found in contempt of court and ordered on Sept. 21 to serve

RECORDS Butler County Courthouse News 20 days in Butler County Jail with credit for time served on this violation, of which 10 days are concurrent with a sentence on a Chickasaw County case. The defendant remains on probation. He was convicted of driving while barred on April 15, 2015, following a Clarksville Police complaint. Costs are not broken out on probation violations. • Terry Lee Davies, 23, of Austinville, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief in the fifth degree, a simple misdemeanor, and was sentenced on Sept. 21 to six days served on a 30day jail sentence, placed on one year of unsupervised probation on terms including that he follow recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation and complete a batterer’s education program. He was also ordered to pay a $250 fine, $212.50 surcharge (which includes a $125 law enforcement surcharge), and court costs including $100. Shell Rock Police (listed as BCSO-Louie Staudt) filed a complaint alleging criminal mischief in the third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, on July 6 for a July 5 incident. • Jesseca Ellen Menzel, 25, of Aplington, pleaded guilty to a probation violation and probation was revoked and terminated on Sept. 21. Her sentence was modified from 365 days to time served, eight-plus days, and she was ordered to attend inpatient treatment. Parkersburg Police filed a complaint of possession of more than 10 grams of a substance containing LSD — Iowa Code 124.401(5), first offense, on Aug. 27, 2015. (The charge is listed in online records as possession of meth, but the legal code states otherwise.) • Cody Alan Brookhouser, 27, of Waterloo, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor, and was ordered on Sept. 15 to pay a $650 fine, $237.50 surcharge (including $10 DARE fee) and court costs including $100. Butler County Sheriff’s Office filed a complaint of

first-offense possession of marijuana on Sept. 1, 2015, for an Aug. 31, 2015, incident. • Brian W. Mulvihill, 33, of Parkersburg, pleaded guilty to one count

of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, and on Oct. 12 was placed on two years of probation to Department of Corrections on terms including that he abstain from alcohol,

• Clarksville Star • Butler County Tribune-Journal •

not enter bars, etc., submit to random drug testing, and follow treatment recommendations of a substance abuse evaluation. Two years of prison and a $625 fine were suspended. Parkers-

burg Police filed a complaint on May 3 of this and two additional charges COURTHOUSE to page 7

Butler County Sheriff’s Report Monday, October 10: • Officers executed a traffic stop, assisted with four medical calls, and received reports of two controlled burns. • 2:08 p.m.: Officers received a theft report in the 800 block of Cherry St. • 2:56 p.m.: Officers received a harassment report in the 400 block of Day St. • 5:21 p.m.: Officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 200 block of Locust St. • 6:50 p.m.: Officers served an arrest warrant in the 100 block of E. Adair St. • 8:56 p.m.: Officers were called to a property damage accident near the intersection of Highway 3 and Ivy Ave. • 9:46 p.m.: Officers were called to a family domestic matter in the 400 block of S. Elizabeth St. Tuesday, October 11: • Officers executed two traffic stops, assisted with a medical call, assisted a motorist, and received a report of a controlled burn. • 7:55 a.m.: Officers were called to an alarm in the 15800 block of Main St. • 12:36 p.m.: Officers received a theft report in the 600 block of Highway 57, Parkersburg. • 10:10 p.m.: Officers received a suspicious activity report in the 21200 block of Union Ave. Wednesday, October 12: • Officers executed two traffic stops, assisted with three medical calls, and received a report of a controlled burn. • 2:24 a.m.: Officers were called to an alarm in the 11200 block of Highway 3. • 4:54 a.m.: Officers were called to a

dog/deer/livestock matter in the 31200 block of Ridge Ave. • 11:12 a.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 21800 block of Franklin Ave. • 12:39 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 31200 block of Ridge Ave. • 5:50 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 700 block of E. Main St. • 7:14 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 188. • 8:33 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 18500 block of Highway 57. Thursday, October 13: • Officers executed five traffic stops, assisted with four medical calls, assisted a motorist, and received a report of a controlled burn. • 2:47 p.m.: Officers received a fraud report in the 33600 block of 200th St. • 9:54 p.m.: Officers took a theft report in the 31200 block of Butler Center Road. • 11:57 p.m.: Officers performed a business door check in the 400 block of 10th St. Friday, October 14: • Officers assisted with two medical calls, assisted with two medical calls, and assisted a motorist. • 10:11 a.m.: Officers received a fraud complaint in the 22400 block of Glen Hall Road. • 11:09 a.m.: Officers received a theft report in the 21200 block of Grand Ave., Allison. • 12:53 p.m.: Officers received a fraud complaint in the 100 block of E.

Prospect St. • 10:39 p.m.: Officers were called to the intersection of 220th St. and Willow Ave., Shell Rock. Officers arrested Allison Weaver, 35, of Clarksville, for operating while intoxicated. She was released on a promise to appear in court. Saturday, October 15: • Officers executed two traffic stops, assisted with nine medical calls, and received a report of a controlled burn. • 9:10 a.m.: Officers were called to a vehicle fire in the 30700 block of 212th St. • 10:03 a.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 30400 block of Willow Ave. • 6:43 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 400 block of 6th St. • 6:58 p.m.: Officers were called to a property damage accident with unknown injuries near the intersection of 185th St. and Temple Ave. • 8:03 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 16900 block of Highway 14. Sunday, October 16: • Officers executed 12 traffic stops, assisted with four medical calls, and received reports of three controlled burns. • 11:37 a.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 500 block of N. Johnson St. • 1:37 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of Forest Ave. and Highway 57. • 3:08 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter in the 21800 block of Franklin Ave.

• 3:44 p.m.: Officers were called to a dog/deer/livestock matter near the intersection of Highway 14 and W. Brook St. Monday, October 17: • 12:55 a.m.: Officers assisted fire personnel with a house fire in the 20600 block of Quail Ave., Clarksville.

Public Notice

ATTENTION DISPLACED VOTERS OF BUTLER COUNTY Due to a number of Butler County residents being displaced because of extreme weather, the following information is being released by Lizbeth Williams, Butler County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, to assist people that desire to participate in the November 8, 2016 General Election. 1. If you have moved to a new address and it is a permanent change, you will need to complete a new Voter Registration form. It is recommended that you do this prior to the close of pre-registration on October 29, 2016. If you have moved to a new, temporary address you do not need to complete a new Voter Registration form. 2. If you request and Absentee Ballot, you must first list the permanent address at which you claim the right to vote. Below that you list your new, temporary address or an alternative mailing address at which you are receiving mail. Absentee ballots are available in the Auditor’s Office where voters may vote absentee in person through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7th. A registered voter may submit a request to the Auditor for an absentee ballot to be mailed by using any of the following methods: 1. Complete an official Absentee Ballot Request form, which can be found on the Butler County website at, your local library or city hall. You may also call the Auditor’s Office and request a form be mailed to you. OR 2. On paper no smaller than 3” x 5” include the voter’s name, birth date, residential address, mailing address, signature, and the date or name of the election. This information is being provided to assist Butler County voters in exercising their right to vote. It is important for individuals to read all instructions carefully and not hesitate to contact the Auditor’s Office at 319-267-2670 with any questions. Questions may also be sent by email to TJ/CS 42-1

Official Proceedings: Butler County Board of Supervisors

MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BUTLER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HELD ON OCTOBER 4, 2016. Meeting called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Rusty Eddy with members Rex Ackerman and Tom Heidenwirth present. Also present were Greg Barnett, Plainfield, Iowa, Emergency Management Coordinator Mitch Nordmeyer, Sheriff Jason Johnson, HR/Finance Deputy Mindy Pecha, Engineer John Riherd, Staci Brass, The Accel Group and Andrea DeGroote and Sergio Marin, Crisis Intervention Service. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. Board met with Andrea DeGroote and Sergio Marin from Crisis Intervention Service for a program update and a request to declare the month of October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Butler County. Moved by Ackerman, second by Eddy to approve same. Motion carried. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love, tranquility & security. For most of us, home and family can indeed be counted among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many community members, these blessings are tarnished by violence and fear; and WHEREAS, domestic violence is more than an occasional family dispute. It is a serious crime that affects people of all races, ethnicities, ages, mental or physical abilities, socioeconomic status, religious backgrounds and genders; and WHEREAS, the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security, and humanity due to the systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic control or abuse; and WHEREAS, 272 adults & children have been killed in the state of Iowa as a result of domestic violence since 1995, and 80 survivors sought victim services in Butler County this past year; and WHEREAS, children who grow up in violent homes are abused and neglected at a higher rate than the national average and more than 4 million children in the United States are at risk for witnessing domestic violence each year; and WHEREAS, domestic violence costs the nation over $5 billion annually in medical expenses, law enforcement and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism and reduced worker productivity; and WHEREAS, only a coordinated community effort will bring an end to this epidemic of crime and violence and we, as a community, must address the problem of domestic violence in our homes and neighborhoods every day of the year; and WHEREAS, a coalition of organizations has emerged to directly confront this crisis. Law enforcement officials, victim service programs, health care providers, the faith community and other concerned citizens are helping in the effort to end domestic violence. We must recognize the compassion & dedication of these volunteers & professionals applaud their efforts and increase public understanding of this importance social problem. NOW THEREFORE, I, Rusty Eddy, Chairman of the Butler County Board of Supervisors do hereby proclaim the month of October 2016 as DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH and urge all citizens of Butler County to observe this month by becoming aware of the tragedy of domestic violence, supporting those who are working toward its end and participating in community efforts. Passed and approved this 4th day of October, 2016. Staci Brass, The Accel Group presented an 8.36% employee benefits renewal rate and led a plan design discussion. Also present was Recorder Janice Jacobs. No action taken. Board met with Emergency Management Coordinator Mitch Nordmeyer, Conservation Director Mike Miner and Conservation Board members Kelly Harken, Mark O’Brien and Ryan Schrage for a flood damage update, to include their intentions to purchase additional land to relocate their equipment shed/shop. A payout of compensatory hours for Conservation em-

ployees was also requested. No action taken. Board reviewed Quarterly reports of Auditor and Sheriff and ordered placed on file. No public comment received. Board approved claims as submitted. Butler County claims paid from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 Abcm Therapy,Cont Svcs 763.45 Aces,Equip Cont/Rcvry/Softsup 9,270.00 Aflac,Aflac Pmt 89.96 Agility Recovery Solutions, Disaster Rcvry 420.00 Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.,Prof Fees 110.00 Airgas North Central,Suply 627.21 Allen Occupational Health Service,Med 849.00 Alliant Energy,Util 406.11 Allison Variety Hardware ,Bldg Maint/Ofc Sup 45.72 Allison, City Of,Util 323.68 Answer Plus Inc,Equip Cont 68.00 Aramark,Suply 70.30 At&T,Tele 41.62 Barbara Aalderk Estate,Well Closing 72.44 Bauer Built Inc.,Tires 10,758.24 Bertram, Nicole,Mlge 425.70 Bixby, Eric,Twp Exp 20.00 Black Hawk County Sheriff, Ct Costs/Svc Not 47.17 Black Hills Energy,Util 32.57 Blacktop Services Co.,Suply 55.00 Bluhm Electric, Inc.,Rpr 17.50 Bmc Aggregates L.C.,Rock 73.67 Bruening Rock Products, Inc,Rock 8,813.43 Bruns, Scott,Twp Exp 20.00 Buri, Dwight,Mow 50.00 Business Card, Hopes/Ems/Misc/Sch Of Instr 628.14 Butler Bremer Communications,Tele 109.35 Butler County Auditor,Ofc Sup/Tele 2,618.40 Butler County Public,Admin Fee 545.25 Butler County R.E.C.,Util 965.03 Butler County Sheriff,Svc Not 221.03 Butler County Solid,Disp Fee 18,171.00 Calhoun-Burns & Assoc.,Insp Fee 3,976.29 Campbell Insurance Group, Inc., Cons Fee 1,578.67 Campbell Supply,Suply 100.60 Capital One Commercial,Suply 68.77 Cardmember Service, Envedu/Maint/Upgrades 2,060.71 Cdw-G,Comp Equip 182.88 Central Iowa Distr.,Maint/Ofc Sup 846.30 Central Iowa Water Assoc.,Util 28.64 Century Link,Tele 54.17 Change Healthcare,Equip Cont 211.00 Clarksville Lumber Co, Environ Edu/Upgrades 3,084.13 Clarksville Lumber Co,Lmbr 28.90 Clarksville, City Of,Util 110.00 Continental Research Corp,Suply 161.10 Cooper Motors Inc.,Car Exp 172.37 County Binders, Inc.,Rec Mngt Fund 7,406.76 Dataspec Inc,Equip Cont 399.00 Debner, Lonna,Mlge 252.45 Degroote, Karen,Well Closing 1,260.00 Denco Corp.,Rd Rprs 108,765.50 Dewitt, Cindy,Mlge 378.90 Diamond Mowers, Inc,Prt 156.90 Dick’s Petroleum Co.,Suply 2,676.67 Dumont Implement Co. Inc.,Maint/Sup 382.62 Dumont Telephone Company, Internet/Tele 1,670.92 Eddy, Robert,Mlge 64.80 Edeker, Mervin,Twp Exp 20.00 Eiklenborg Salvage Inc.,Prts 120.00 Electronic Engineering Co.,Rntl 1,018.30 Faber, Elizabeth,Bt 1,980.00 Fagre M.D., Lee,Med Exmr 55.00 Farm & Home Publishers Ltd,Plt Bks 59.40 Fastenal Company,Suply 541.60 Fff Enterprises,Vaccines 7,817.51 Fleshner, Tamara L.,Mlge 68.13 Forry, Bonnie Kay,Mlge 342.27 Frank Dunn Co.,Rd Rprs 789.00 Gansen, Joyce,Mlge 35.10 Geiken, Dennis,Twp Exp 20.00 Glaxosmithkline Pharm.,Vaccines 7,692.60 Goodyear Commerical Tire & Service, Rpr/Tires 6,259.43 Greene Recorder, The,Bd Proc/Publ 134.90 Greene, City Of,Util 96.00 Grosse Steel Co.,Suply 1,688.00 Grundy County Auditor,Med Exmnr 922.00 Happy Hour Trailer Sales,Equip 5,650.00 Healthcare First,Equip Cont 99.00 Heartland Asphalt Inc.,Rd Rprs 4,830.70

Heeren, Kathy,Mlge 597.65 Henricks, Deb,Mlge 342.23 Henry M Adkins & Son Inc,Ballots 321.40 Heyde, Milton,Rent 275.00 Highway 57 Auto Inc,Car Exp 80.49 Hinders, Mary Ann,Mlge 422.33 Hoodjer, Galen,Rent 275.00 Iaccvso,Sch Of Instr 60.00 Imwca,Wk Comp 5,971.00 Innovative Ag Services,Lp 68.26 Iova,Dues 30.00 Iowa Alliance In Home Care,Sch Of Instr 95.00 Iowa County Attorneys Assoc, Sch Of Instr 325.00 Iowa Prison Industries,Upgrades 120.45 Iowa State University,Educ 230.00 Iscta,Sch Of Instr 50.00 Issda,Sch Of Instr 625.00 J & C Grocery,Ofc Sup 7.68 J. Robert Hopson,Prof Fees 1,700.00 Janssen, Sarah,Mlge 27.00 Jendro Sanitation Services,Disp Fee 133.23 John Deere Financial, Maint/Prts/Upgrades 331.48 Johnson, Diane,Mlge 78.75 Johnson, Jeremiah,Sch Of Instr 63.69 Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Transport 1,217.00 Klahsen, John R.,Twp Exp 20.00 Kluiter Auto Repair,Car Exp 304.45 Kroeze, Misty,Mlge 549.00 Kruse, Eric,Twp Exp 60.00 Landers Hardware,Suply 15.99 Legal Directory Publ.,Bks & Publ 119.50 Leisinger Body Shop,Self Funding 400.00 Lindell, Galen,Well Closing 1,000.00 Lutheran Services,Youth Shltr 389.34 Mail Services, Llc,Ofc Sup/Pstg 5,344.57 Majewski’s Tire Service,Tires 479.72 Marco Inc,Equip Cont 85.08 Mcroberts Red Power, Inc,Prts/Sup 294.00 314.85 Mel’s T.V. & Appliance,Comp Equip Menken, Reid,Sch Of Instr 102.95 Mid American Energy,Util 8,119.77 Mid-America Publishing Corp., Bd Proc/Publ 565.27 Miller Building Supplies,Suply 206.37 Miller, James,Twp Exp 60.00 Minnowa Construction,B29w 14,331.75 Myers-Cox Co.,Bd & Care 168.02 Nagle Signs Inc,Upgrades 1,840.17 Napa Auto Parts (P’burg),Prts/Sup 1,265.76 National Ind. & Safety Supply,Sfty Glses 167.76 Neil Wedeking Electric,Perm Imp 3,189.08 Niemann Const. Co., Paul,Rock 5,454.63 Niemeyer Dust Control,Dst Cntl 1,464.00 Nordmeyer, Patricia,Mlge 82.80 Northern Iowa Constr.,Clvts 5,806.08 O’brien Service & Towing,Maint 582.52 Office Depot Inc.,Ofc Sup 223.86 Office Express,Ofc Sup 368.90 Onsite Information Destruction,Misc 149.00 Ovel Forest Products, Inc,Lmbr 51,067.64 Paetec,Tele 609.30 Parkersburg, City Of,Util 30.00 Pathways Behavioral Services, Purch Admin 5,000.00 Penning, Sidney L.,Twp Exp 20.00 Petroblend Corp.,Suply 1,476.50 Pioneer Telephone,Tele 8.65 Pitney Bowes Inc.,Pstg Rent 399.00 Powerplan,Fltrs/Prts 1,932.15 Pria,Dues 60.00 Redneck Trailer Supplies,Equip 78.12 Ricoh Usa, Inc,Equip Cont 3,091.40 Rileys Inc.,Mnr Equip/Ofc Sup 1,129.50 Roose, Karolyn,Mlge 186.39 Rusty Leymaster Tile,Suply 33.50 Ryan Exterminating Inc.,Pest Cntrl 105.00 Sadler Power Train,Prts 19.86 Schmadeke, Steve,Bldg Maint 8.63 Schoneman, Vicki,Pstg 24.20 Schumacher Elev. Co.,Maint/Misc Rpr 369.16 Secretary Of State,Data Proc 1,656.93 Shell Rock, City Of,Util 24.15 Sidwell Company, The,Licensing 3,083.00 Snap-On Tools Corp.,Tool 88.58 Star Graphics, Environ Edu/Ofc Sup/Signs 271.25 State Hygienic Laboratory,Well Closing 548.00 Stetson Building Products Inc.,Suply 516.27 Stille Farm Partnership Llc,Well Closing 375.00 Stirling, Susan,Mlge 496.76 Swart Tire Services Llc,Car Exp 426.94 Taylor Physical Therapy,Cont Svc 480.00 Thorne Metal Works,Suply 68.42

U.S. Cellular,Equip Cont/Tele 1,509.60 U.S. Post Office,Box Rent 1,777.00 U.S. Postal Service,Pstg 750.00 Unity Point Clinic,Drg Tstg 37.00 Van Wyngarden & Abrahamson Inc, Ct Costs 191.60 Viet, Carole,Mlge 323.01 Von Bokern Assoc Inc.,Cons Fee 1,000.00 Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield,Ins 6,852.56 Wellsburg Ag,Fuel/Maint 12,630.29 Wertjes Uniforms,Misc/Unif 87.62 West Group Payment Ctr.,Law Lbry 346.10 Ziegler Inc.,Prts 52.01 County Social Services claims paid from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 A & N Rentals 475.00 Abbe Center For Community (Mh) 1,403.03 Abbott Law Office, Pc 126.00 Adult Crisis Stabilization Cnt 77,948.00 Advanced Systems Inc. 133.60 Allamakee County Auditor 540.72 Allamakee County Sheriff 1,336.00 Alle Properties 375.00 Alliant Energy 102.30 Alliant Energy/Ipl 382.41 Always Best Care Of The 3,354.90 Anacapa 1,098.00 Arends And Lee Law Office 693.00 Aronsen, Rolf 2,096.66 At Conference 374.76 Autumn Park Apartments 420.00 Baker, Johnsen & Sandblom 183.60 Bel-Air Associates Llc 400.00 Benning, Merlin 324.00 Berryhill Center For Mh 5,598.73 Black Hawk County Sheriff 230.03 Black Hawk-Grundy 18,722.53 Boyle, Terrance J 29.70 Brain Injury Alliance Of Iowa 145.00 Brannon, Merle 400.00 Bristow Investments, Llc 280.00 Britven, Mary L 550.00 Budget Travelers Inn 275.00 Buena Vista County Sheriff 35.00 Burgart, Wendy M. 116.80 Burns, Monte 380.00 Butler County Auditor 26,388.95 Byrne, Patrick 1,048.34 C & D Rental 475.00 Callender, City Of 305.53 Cdw-G 207.00 Cedar Valley Community 44,254.25 Cedar Valley Properties 172.00 Cedar Valley Ranch Inc. 30,598.97 Center Associates 195.32 Central Iowa Juvenile Detention 6,048.00 Central Iowa Residential 3,815.70 Century Link 109.34 Century Link 38.14 Cerro Gordo Auditor, Central Services Fund 752.43 Cerro Gordo Co General Relief 6,165.00 Cerro Gordo County Auditor 195,709.19 Cerro Gordo County Sheriff 89.00 Charles City Press 73.32 Chickasaw Chassis 33.00 Chickasaw County Public Health 996.90 Choice Employment Services Llc 5,078.50 Clark, Richard James 400.00 Clayton County Auditor 1,333.78 Clayton County Sheriff 692.07 Community & Family Resources 4,210.00 Community Plaza Apartments 454.00 Comprehensive Systems Inc. 5,763.22 Country Boy Enterprises Llc 200.00 Country View Care Facility 98,105.00 Country Winds Manor 1,532.64 Cresco, City Of 42.48 Current, Brian R 410.00 Days Inn 299.94 306.00 Dhs Case Management Unit Diamond Life Health Care 5,450.73 Dickinson County Sheriff 265.56 Dubuque County Sheriff 18.00 Dumont Telephone Company 88.22 Duncan Heights Inc. 51,793.64 Eilers, Dwayne 495.00 Emmet County Auditor 34,487.24 Emmet County Sheriff 145.28 Erickson, Katherine 321.50 Eveland, John 950.00 Evergreen Estates 180.00 Exceptional Opportunities, Inc 4,903.78 Fairchild & Nicholls Prop 95.00 Family Resource Center Cccpca 624.00

Family Treatment Professionals Fayette County Auditor Fayette County Sheriff Feistner, Daniel L. Fenholt Apartments Fischels, James Floyd County Auditor Floyd County Public Health/Hhc Floyd County Sheriff Fort Dodge Housing Agency Fort Dodge Water Dept Fortunes Gate Llc Friendship Haven, Inc Friendship Haven, Inc Genesis Development Genesis Psychiatric Hosp. Gillard, Douglas Goodwill Industries Of Ne Iowa Green, Shane Greene Recorder, The Greenwood Drug Groen, Kyle A. Grundy County Sheriff Guardian Angels Services Llc Gundersen Health Systems Hamand, Lori Hancock County Health Systems Hancock County Sheriff Hansmeier, Daryl Happy Living Rentals Llc Hardy, Russell Harmony House Health Care Cntr Harvey, Justin Hauser, Alison Hillcrest Family Svcs Hope Haven, Inc. Horn, Calvin Hotel President Houdek, Daniel Howard County Sheriff Humboldt County Sheriff Ihc Forest City, Lp Ingersoll, Bob Integrated Telehealth Partners Ioof Mason City Housing Corp Iowa Northland Regional Jackson, Sandra Janssen, Sarah Jennie Edmundson Hospital Jensen, Queen Johnson County Sheriff Jurgens, Abbie Jurgens, Lori Anne Juve, James Kanawha Cooperative Kathleen’s Care, Inc Kent Apartments King, Cleone Klatt, Augustine, Sayer Kobliska, Vince M Kossuth County Sheriff Ksm Rentals Kuchenberg, Randall Lake Mills, City Of Lamson, Sa Russell Lander, John Lane Seven Larsen, Janet Larson Law Office Laurens Municipal Utilities Lavista Apartments Lawson, Lucy Lemur Properties Lifeworks Community Services Linda Hall Law Firm & Lutheran Services In Iowa Mahoney, Kathryn R. Marco Inc Martin Realtors Mary Greeley Medical Center Mason City Clinic Mason City, City Of Mealey, The Llc Meals On Wheels Mediacom Medical Associates Clinic Pc Medicap Pharmacy Mercy Hospital (Aka Alegent) Metro Investments Mid American Energy Mid-America Publishing Corp. Midas Council Of Governments Mitchell County Auditor Mitchell County Sheriff Miw, Inc Mt Village Apartments

575.00 38,812.46 620.21 240.00 360.00 425.00 50,021.25 842.00 4,736.58 715.00 173.21 450.00 301.25 180.75 8,068.49 125.00 395.00 3,632.20 225.00 24.00 1,178.44 486.00 1,110.32 233.20 290.00 362.25 920.00 29.05 275.00 700.00 1,900.00 2,883.00 600.00 372.89 39,465.35 19,332.78 1,215.56 150.00 400.00 404.64 1,320.34 195.00 936.00 3,770.00 374.00 3,083.45 12.96 122.10 328.00 155.40 31.58 69.36 115.49 338.00 610.00 1,735.07 95.00 575.00 477.00 2,630.00 1,099.69 1,445.00 770.00 283.00 495.00 425.00 11,986.00 64.00 180.00 154.46 107.00 375.00 645.00 8,054.39 78.00 220.74 414.00 877.50 475.00 1,745.90 120.00 454.18 500.00 301.95 92.40 340.00 647.38 57.00 867.20 1,889.16 355.22 104.50 42,038.90 109.92 336.94 50.00

990.00 Murphy Management New Hampton, City Of 135.07 Noni, Dalaina Diane 165.00 North Iowa Media Group 38.57 North Iowa Transition Center 22,862.40 North Iowa Vocational Center 12,323.22 North Star Community Services 18,143.14 Northeast Iowa Community Action 13,258.25 Office Elements 456.85 Office World 24.08 Opportunity Homes, Inc. 7,116.39 Opportunity Village 34,858.33 Osage Municipal Utilities 205.02 Paetec 41.28 Pathways Behavioral Services 1,750.00 Patterson, Tom 850.00 Piggott, James Gregory 500.00 Pizza Ranch Of Clarion 61.95 Pottawattamie County Sheriff 55.00 Prairie View Management, Inc 103,115.22 Pride Group, The 36,027.26 Psychiatry, Lee & Associates 86.00 R & S Properties 450.00 Ramsey, Becky 150.00 Region Six Planning Commission 1,048.30 Regional Health Services Of 495.00 Reines, Virgean 550.00 Richards, Allan 540.00 Rickert Law Office 300.00 Rise Ltd 5,750.00 Rite Price Office Supply, Inc. 23.98 Rosendahl, Ashley 23.16 Sadler Properties Llc 100.00 Sailer, Joslyn 240.00 Schickel, Candila 156.00 Schlampp, Daphne 127.20 Scott County Sheriff 21.41 Shafer & Shafer 127.18 Shahnaz Corporation 550.00 Shors And Thomas, Jeffrey Kuchel 114.00 Spectrum Network 4,827.61 Steburg, Alisha 684.96 Steve D. Exline Agency, Llc 400.00 Storey Kenworthy 138.95 Stotler, Ronald 300.00 Stumme & Epley Law Office 240.00 Super 8 329.95 Super 8 Motel 770.40 Taets, Megan 335.60 Tama County Auditor 58,629.63 Tama County Sheriff 108.75 Tasc, Inc. 15,134.87 Taylor, Judith 200.00 Tes Property Management 575.00 Tesch, Terri A. 204.56 Thrifty White Pharmacy 519.58 Thul Law Firm 304.44 Town Square Apartments 758.00 U.S. Cellular 104.08 Unh-Institute On Disability 5,409.08 Unity Point Health-St. Lukes 855.00 Vandenberg, Steve 1,925.00 Verizon Wireless 1,474.04 Vickers Law Office 72.00 Vorland, Saundra 18.24 Wahkonsa Manor 587.00 Wapello County Sheriff 70.80 Wcta 256.52 Webster Co Public Health 1,440.00 Webster County Auditor 111,175.52 Webster County Sheriff 217.60 Wellington Place 14,868.84 Wellsource 37,247.92 Welp Law Office, William Welp 35.00 Wilcox, Varrel V 990.00 Winnebago Co Sheriff 117.00 Winnebago County Public Health 220.00 Winneshiek County Auditor 13,935.64 Woodward Youth Corporation 606.45 Worth County Sheriff 10.99 Wright County Auditor 58,130.41 Wright County Sheriff 1,364.30 Wright County Transit 79.50 Wright, Gerald 400.00 Board acknowledged receipt of Manure Management Plan Annual Updates for Klingenborg Site; M & M Construction; Brinkman Hog Farms; Retexe, LLC and Steve Schmidt. Moved by Eddy, second by Ackerman to adjourn the meeting at 10:40 A.M. to Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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 October 4, 2016. TJ/CS 42-1


• Clarksville Star •

Thursday, October 20, 2016 •


Rural School Advocates set 2017 legislative agenda

ANKENY —  Representatives from member school districts of the Rural School Advocates of Iowa convened their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct 12, at  6 p.m.  at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Ankeny DMACC campus. RSAI is beginning its fourth year of advocacy on behalf of the students, parents and communities in rural Iowa, to ensure that all students have access to a great Iowa education, regardless of where they live. RSAI members include 69 Iowa school districts, ranging in enrollment from 97 to nearly 16,000 students. As Dr. Bob Olson, Chair of RSAI and superintendent of the Clarion-GoldfieldDows school district reminded the members, “this is an organization of rural schools with a common mission of equality, not an organization of small schools.” School transportation costs were a key focus of the group. Kevin Fiene, Superintendent from I-35 Community

School District, and at-large representative on the RSAI Leadership Group, shared statistics of the miles traveled getting to and from school. “For us, those route miles we run to get students to school take away from the instruction we could provide. This is an equity issue. Our students are disadvantaged because of the funding we must spend getting them to the door. Isn’t their education just as important as all other Iowa students’ education?” Duane Willhite, Superintendent from North Fayette Valley Schools, NE representative on the Legislative Group, weighed in on the priority of extending the state penny sales tax for school infrastructure and property tax relief. “We buy our 1-1 computers out of our sales takes fund. A lot of districts have elevated student learning out of this fund. Because our buildings are in good shape, we’re going to drop our physical plant and equipment levy property tax (PPEL) and our taxpayers will appreciate that.” But he also expressed concern

for districts with unmet infrastructure needs. “The sunset restricts our ability to borrow. Schools that need to borrow to do work in the district, need that sunset repealed.” Another key priority for rural schools was extending the operational sharing incentives, which Kerry Phillips, Superintendent, Harmony School District, explained. He shared that 160 school districts, mostly rural, obtained efficiencies or expanded opportunities for students in the prior year. “As the final year of the incentives nears in 2018-19, it’s critical for rural schools to advocate for an extension this (legislative) session,” Phillips emphasized. Despite being one of the most complicated school finance issues discussed, student equality of Iowa’s school finance formula rose to a level of top priority for RSAI members. Olson explained, “This $175 difference per pupil has no rational explanation, other than the history of what schools spent when the formula was created in

the early 1970s.” “This is a moral issue for us,” added Dr. Arthur Tate, Superintendent from Davenport Community Schools. “We are short $145 million since its inception. Our kids deserve this and we need it.” The group stressed the importance of education for local economic development. Paul Croghan, Superintendent of East Mills and new RSAI Vice Chair stated, “We are eager to cut taxes to help out local businesses in the community, but what businesses are going to want to hire uneducated students? There will be no businesses remaining in Iowa if we don’t have educated workers.” Sandy Dockendorff, Board member, Danville, also weighed in on the impact of education job cuts in all communities. “Teachers are losing their jobs, but while we’re more than willing to subsidize local business to ensure jobs are not lost or moved from the community, why aren’t we viewing teaching jobs in the same way as we view jobs in business? They live in our communities,

buy things in our communities, pay taxes in our communities.”  RSAI members discussed the resources needed to provide a good education for students, including a 6% increase in the state cost per pupil to make up for lost ground and resurrect education as the number one priority of the legislature. They call on state lawmakers to set the amount quickly as the 2017 session convenes, explaining this funding as a survival issue for rural schools. If the legislature does not meet their legal deadline, the rural schools group is advocating for an automatic increase based on economic factors.  RSAI members also included the following issues as additional priorities for the 2016 Legislative Session: • Funding equity and flexibility for students at-risk of not succeeding in school • Aligned assessment, high standards and the technology required to administer the tests on line • Funding for 3- and 4-year old pre-

school at a 1.0 weighting, to help provide full day and cover transportation costs in rural schools • District flexibility, known as home rule, for authority to make decisions that best meet the needs of students and the community • Rural teacher quality incentive program, to help attract, retain and reward great teachers in rural districts • Local flexibility to provide costeffective and research-based interventions rather than summer school if barriers to providing a good summer school program exist (such as transportation costs or inability to recruit qualified teachers in the summer.) Position papers on key issues and a Digest of the 2016 Legislative Session are available on the RSAI legislative web page,  http://www.rsaia. org/legislative.html or by contacting Margaret Buckton, Professional Advocate, RSAI,  Margaret.buckton@rsaia. org, 515-201-3755

COURTHOUSE from page 6 of this nature, which occurred May 2; the other two and one separate traffic charge were dismissed at his cost. Mulvihill, 33, of Parkersburg, also pleaded guilty to first-offense operating while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor, and was sentenced to time served on a one-year jail sentence and ordered to pay a $1,250 fine, placed on one year of probation to Department of Corrections and ordered to complete a drinking driver’s course. Parkersburg Police filed a complaint on May 3 for a May 2 incident. •  Daniel Paul Kuethe, 36, of Shell Rock, was found in contempt of court and sentenced on Oct. 12 to four days in jail with credit for time served, to be completed before Nov. 1. He remains on probation and was ordered to pay court costs. He was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent, on June 29 following a Butler County Sheriff’s Office complaint. • Justin Marshall Denny, 30, of Waverly pleaded guilty to driving while under suspension and was ordered on Oct. 5 to pay a $250 fine, $87.50 surcharge and $60 court costs. Butler County Sheriff’s Office filed a complaint of no SR-22 insurance on May 16. MAGISTRATE COURT • Roman A. Bontrager, 23, of Waverly was found guilty of public intoxication and was ordered to pay a $100 fine, $35 surcharge and court costs, which were not listed (minimum $60). • Alan Gene Stockdale, (age not given), Parkersburg, was found guilty on Sept. 23 of simple assault and was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay a $150 fine, $52.50 surcharge

and $400 court costs. • Jimmy Edward Harrison Jr., 22, of Spiro, Okla., was found guilty of a violation of regulations, “license required,” under Clarksville Municipal Code Chapter 62.01 and was ordered to pay a $65 fine, $22.75 surcharge and $62.25 court costs. Clarksville Police filed a complaint on Sept. 20 stating Harrison unlawfully solicited to sell rock and tar to seal driveways (without a license) and made five contacts within the city. •  Jonathon “Arther” Smith (as listed), 29, of Greene, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and was ordered on Oct. 5 to pay a $65 fine, $22.75 surcharge and court costs including $60. Butler County Sheriff’s Office filed a complaint on June 3 for a violation that day. • Terry Lee Davies, 23, Austinville, pleaded guilty to assault, simple-misdemeanor level, and was ordered on Sept. 29 to serve six days in jail with credit for time served and pay $60 court costs. Shell Rock Police (BCSO-Louie Staudt) filed a complaint of domestic abuse assault after a July 15 incident. SCHEDULED VIOLATIONS Sept. 29-Oct. 13 Dollar amounts in order are fines, surcharges and court costs. Careless driving — Richard J. Thomas Jr., Dumont, $35, $17.25, $60; Failure to maintain or use safety belts — Chad Roger Johnson, Shell Rock, $50, $17.50, $60; Failure to obey stop sign and yield right of way —  Natalie Ellen Hart, Shell Rock, $115, $35, $60; Failure to stop at intersection — Hedi Kristin Senst, Waverly, $100, $35, $60; Kari Dowden, Waterloo,

$100, $35, $60; Failure to provide proof of financial liability —  Mona Lisa Kellogg, Clarksville, $250, $87.50, $60; Maximum group axle violation, 2001 to 3000 pounds —  Scott Matthew Buckner, Cedar Falls, $155, $54.25, $60; No valid driver’s license — Joshua L. Hudson, Dougherty, $230, $75, $60; Operation of unregistered watercraft — Christopher Allen Nieman, Waverly, $20, $7, $60 Speeding— 55 mph or under zone, 1-5 mph over — Ashley Linn Reel, Hampton, $23, $7, $60; Daniel Jon Schilling, Charles City, $20, $7, $60; Gary Wayne Davis, Hampton, $20, $12, $60; Megan Ann Howell, Baxter, $20, $12, $60; 55 mph or under zone, 6-10 mph over — Christine Leone Hippen, Aplington, $46, $14, $60; Scott Allan Vernon, Waterloo, $46, $14, $60; Tabitha Drewelow, Greene, $40, $14, $60; John W. Steere, Clarksville, $40, $14, $60; Amy Irene Klingenborg, Bristow, $40, $14, $60; Betsy Kate Cordes, Allison, $40, $14, $60; Brent Alan Ballhagen, Parkersburg, $40, $14, $60; Ethan Jeffrey Logsdon, Lawton, $46, $19, $60; Susan K. Clausen, Chatham, Ill., $46, $19, $60; Tommy Meeks Jr., Parkersburg, $40, $14, $60; Parker Quinn Seidel, Dumont, $40, $14, $60; Randall L. Deberg, Kesley, $40, $14, $60; 55 mph or under zone, 11-15 over —  Justin Lee Clarken, Urbandale, $80, $33, $60; Cody Edward Bromley, Waterloo, $80, $28, $60; Mari Kae Petersen, Hampton, $80, $28, $60; 55 mph or under zone, 16-20 over —  Christopher Alan Heerkes, Dike, $90, $31.50, $60; Kayla Sue Noelting, Dumont, $90, $31.50, $60; Violation of regulations — Andrew Ray Gallmeyer, Allison, $50, $17.50, $60; Sept. 15-Sept. 29

Dollar amounts are fines, surcharges and court costs in order. Failure to maintain or use safety belts, adult — Matthew Paul Nixt, Greene, $50, $17.50, $60; Bernard Robert Dougherty, Dougherty, $50, $17.50, $60; Jeremy M. Hart, Athens, Wis., $50, $17.50, $60; Katelyn Alexis Steere, Bristow, $50, $17.50, $60; Failure to obey stop sign and yield right-of-way — Eric Neil Dowell, Cedar Falls, $100, $35, $60; No valid driver’s license — Nathan Dean Boge, Grundy Center, $200, $75, $60; Alberto Armendariz Pino, Waukee, $200, $70, $60; Operation of motor vehicle with expired license — Pamela Jo Bixby, Cedar Falls, $50, $22.50, $60; Operation without registration card or plate — Melissa Marie Fischer, New Hartford, $50, $17.50, $60; Registration violation — Kevin David Frank, Caledonia, Minn., $23, $7, $60; Speeding — 55 mph or under zone, 1-5 over —  Amber Lebahn, New Hartford, $20, $7, $60; Laina Lee Hunt, Parkersburg, $20, $7, $60; Michael Robert Fenneman, Iowa City, $20, $12, $60; Richard Reints, Clarksville, $20, $12, $60; Brian Joseph Burlage, Marshalltown, $20, $7, $60; Sami Lynn Ackerson, Dumont, $20, $7, $60; Katee Rosanne Bartholomew, Hampton, $20, $7, $60; 55 or under zone, 6-10 over — Melissa Marie Fischer, New Hartford, $40, $14, $60; Avery Mae Groen, Allison, $40, $14, $60; Amy Margaret Hayes, Belfair, Wash., $40, $19, $60; Cody Allan Conrad, Waverly, $40, $19, $60; Ally Rose Ziegenfuss, Dubuque, $40, $14, $60; Justine Noel Brown, Allison, $40, $14, $60; Timothy David Janssen, Cedar Falls, $40, $14, $60; Brent Alan Ballhagen, Parkersburg, $40, $14, $60; Jennifer Eastep, Sedalia, Mo., $40, $19, $60; Ashley A. Wilson, St. Louis, Mo., $40, $19, $60; James Allen Miller, Aplington, $40, $19, $60; David Alan Armstrong, Clarksville, $40, $14, $60; Jennifer Michelle Hoodjer, Greene,

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Proceedings: Clarksville CSD CLARKSVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Meeting October 17, 2016 The regular board meeting was called to order by President Chris Backer at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Board members present were Chris Backer, Shelley Maiers, Tim Backer and Justin Clark along with, Superintendent Randy Strabala and Board Secretary/Business Manager Shellee Bartlett. Board member absent: Phil Barnett. Moved by Clark, seconded by T. Backer, to approve the consent agenda; (1) minutes for the September 19, 2016, board meeting; (2) September financial reports; (3) October monthly bills; (4) the following personnel appointments: Caleb Wedeking, co-head varsity wrestling coach @ $2,380.50 (step 0, 9%); Basil Minto, co-head varsity wrestling coach @ $2,380.50 (step 0, 9%). Carried unanimously. Moved by Maiers, seconded by Clark, to approve 28E agreement with River Hills, Cedar Falls CSD for special education services. Carried unanimously. Moved by Maiers, seconded by T. Backer, to approve 28E agreement with Bremwood (Waverly-Shell Rock CSD) for services. Carried unanimously. Moved by T. Backer, seconded by Clark, to give the Superintendent authority to approve fundraisers. Carried unanimously. Moved by T. Backer, seconded by Maiers, to approve board policy revisions to the 100 series, Legal Status of District and 200 series, Board of Directors (2nd reading). Carried unanimously. Moved by Clark, seconded by Maiers, to adjourn at 5:54 p.m. Carried unanimously. Next regular school board meeting will be November 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. Clarksville Community School September 2016 Vendor Report Vendor-Description Amount Access Systems-IT Support 1,328.57 Amazon-Books/Homecoming 612.78 Anderson Erickson Dairy Co-Dairy 1,690.40 Anderson’s-Homecoming Supplies 74.98 Appelgate, Brian -Official 125.40 BSN Sports-Practice Jersey 435.00 Buhr, Dean -Official 115.00 Butler Co Public Health-Hep B 297.00 Butler-Bremer Communications -Telephone/Internet 575.90 Casey’s General Stores, Inc.-Fuel 1,096.38 CenterPoint Energy Services Retail, LLC-Energy 151.13 CenturyLink-Telephone 31.16 Clarksville CSD - General-Payroll 5,530.96 Clarksville CSD Nutrition -Homecoming Supplies 106.44 Clarksville Lumber-Supplies 278.79 Decker Equipment-Supplies 125.06 Ecolab Pest Elimination Svcs -Pest Control 78.96

Ed Thomas Leadership Academy -Registration 140.00 EPS Literacy & Intervention-Supplies 39.60 Follett School Solutions, Inc.-Renewal 550.00 Freese, Jay -Official 95.00 Freesemann, Collin -Official 145.00 Hanwalt & Son Lumber, LLC -Ind Tech Supplies 385.00 Hawkeye Alarm & Signal Co-Repairs 330.00 Hoodjer, Galen -Official 85.00 IASBO-Registration 338.00 Iowa Assoc Of School Boards -Background Checks 48.00 Iowa School Counselor Association -Registration 125.00 Iowa Sports Supply Company-Supplies 327.48 Josten’s Diploma Division-Dipolma 298.49 Juree James-Software 375.00 Keck Inc-Food 1,249.14 Kemper, Tom-Official 95.00 Kliegl, Shawn-Official 95.00 Landus Cooperative Company -Supplies 2,100.00 Lynch, Jack -Official 115.00 Marco Inc-Copier Lease 722.19 Martin Bros-Food/Supplies 5,064.05 Mcgraw-Hill Companies, The-Supplies 893.55 Meinders, David -Official 85.00 Mid-America Publishing Co-Publications 156.38 MidAmerican Energy Co-Electric 2,830.53 Miller True Value Hardware-Supplies 235.38 Morris, Randy -Official 85.00 MTI Distributing, Inc.-Mower Parts 561.32 Nitz, David -Official 121.00 Nolte, Cornman & Johnson PC-Audit 2,840.00 Norby’s Farm Fleet-Supplies 76.67 Olson, Frank -Official 200.00 Osmundson, Nathan -Official 95.00 Pan-O-Gold Baking NW-Bread 490.25 Pearce, Brian -Official 95.00 Peoples Community Health Clinic -DOT Physical 205.00 Pepsi-Cola-Concessions 348.35 Popes, Kilie -Homecoming Supplies 34.45 Porta Phone-Supplies 1,381.90 Prescott, Jordan -Official 85.00 Quill Corporation-Supplies 105.64 Redline Auto -Vehicle Repairs/Maintenance 477.79 School Bus Sales-Vehicle Repairs /Maintenance/Supplies 168.72 Simpson, Roger -Official 95.00 Staff, Kory -Official 95.00 Time Management Systems -Maintenance 690.00 U.S. Cellular-Cell Phone 59.17 Waste Management-Waste Removal 124.31 Waterloo Boiler Company-Repairs 789.80 West Music-Supplies 163.45 Witt, Jerry -Official 95.00 Wix Water Works-Softner Salt 45.00 Woodwind Brasswind-Supplies 264.98 Ziggy’s Domino’s Pizza-Concessions 51.50 Report Total: $39,421.00 CS 42-1


CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CITY COUNCIL DEPARTMENT MEETING OCTOBER 17, 2016 The Clarksville City Council met in regular session October 17, 2016, in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Val Swinton in the chair and Council members Roger Doty, Jeff Kolb, Diane Renning, Kenneth Smith, and Travis Sterken present. The following Department Heads were in attendance: Kristen Clark, Library Director; Barry Mackey, Police Chief; Matt Kampman, Maintenance Superintendent and Larry Betts, Lori Peterson, Financial Administration. Motion Sterken, Kolb, to approve a building permit for construction of a garage to Mark Waugh at 320 S. Main St., and approve variances for height and square footage requirements. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Smith, Renning, to approve a building permit for addition to existing garage to Gary Kramer at 408 E Jefferson St. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Renning, Doty, to approve consent agenda: Monthly Departmental Reports as submitted by Department Heads. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Kolb, Smith, to approve October expenditures and September financial reports as presented by the Deputy City Clerk. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Sterken, Smith, to approve waiver Quarterly Utility bills ending October 31, 2016 for displaced residents due to 2016 flood. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Kolb, Renning, to approve Separation Agreement and General Release for City Employee. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Renning, Kolb, to approve Partial Payment to Steege Construction, Inc. for the 2016 Ambulance Shed Project for $33,345.00. RCV – Ayes: Doty, Kolb, Renning, Smith, Sterken. Nays: None. MC. Motion Sterken, to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m. Val Swinton, Mayor Attest: Lori A. Peterson Deputy City Clerk CS 42-1

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IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR BUTLER COUNTY CASE NO. ESPR016597 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LONNA K. STIRLING, Deceased To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Lonna K. Stirling, Deceased, who died on or about September 9, 2016: You are hereby notified that on September 30, 2016, the last will and testament of Lonna K. Stirling, deceased, bearing date of August 7, 1987, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Jerry C. Stirling was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated October 3, 2016. Date of second publication: October 20, 2016. Jerry C. Stirling Executor of the Estate P O Box 147 Clarksville, IA 50619 Karl A. Nelson, #AT0005659 Attorney for the Executor Nelson & Toenjes, 209 S. Cherry St. Shell Rock, IA 50670-0230 CS-41-2


IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR BUTLER COUNTY CASE NO. ESPR016600 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE A. WYATT, Deceased To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Charlotte A. Wyatt, Deceased, who died on or about September 30, 2016: You are hereby notified that on October 10, 2016, the last will and testament of Charlotte A. Wyatt, deceased, bearing date of April 29, 2003, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Jolene F. Wyatt was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated October 11, 2016. Date of second publication: October 27, 2016. Jolene F. Wyatt Executor of the Estate 2486 Atlas Ave. Shell Rock, IA 50670 Karl A. Nelson, #AT0005659 Attorney for the Executor Nelson & Toenjes, 209 S. Cherry St. Shell Rock, IA 50670-0230 CS 42-2







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Clarksville’s Chris Behrends leads the Indian boys’ cross country team around a bend in the early stages of the Iowa Star Conference meet at Waverly. (Kristi Nixon photo)


Clarksville’s Bailey Myers, middle, races downhill at the Max Cross Country Course in Waverly during the Iowa Star Conference meet. Myers medaled with a seventh place individual finish. (Kristi Nixon photo)

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From no program to conference contention, girls’ cross country 3rd

By Kristi Nixon WAVERLY – A strong showing by the Clarksville girls’ cross country team garnered a third place finish (36 points) in its first appearance in the Iowa Star Conference meet in more than four years. Colo-Nesco (23) and GMG (31), team champion and runner-up, respectively, had its fifth runner finish behind the Indians. Nevertheless, the tight team race would have remained the same. “I know for sure that three and maybe even four girls PR’ed (ran personal bests) tonight on a course they’d run earlier and they crushed the time they ran here earlier,” Clarksville coach Ralph Longus said of the Wartburg Max Cross Country Course at Waverly. “I’m just ecstatic, because they’ve come along and are running well when we need to run well. GMG and Colo, they’ve got some strong kids and we knew it was going to be a battle, but we ran as well as I could ever expect and I’m happy for the kids.” Freshman Kori Wedeking was conference runner-up only behind Class 1A No. 7 Kyla Wilkening of GMG. Wedeking was a little less than a minute behind the champion at 20 minutes, 33 seconds. “At the beginning (of the season) we really didn’t know what to expect and we didn’t think we had a shot at anything,” Wedeking said, “but as the season progressed, we started to realize we actually did have a chance and have improved a lot.” Also earning a conference medal for the girls’ team was Bailey Myers, who was seventh despite not feeling well. She came in at 21:49. “I started off really strong, got out of the start fast and the last few meters, I lost it,” Myers said. “I could have got better, but it’s all right. I’m happy with it. “It feels really good, having never done this before, it’s pretty nice that we got third in conference.” In an example of how far the team has come, Longus described the difference between the first workout to the day before the conference race. “Our first workout was June 22nd and we ran two miles and they all looked at me like I was talking Swahili or something,” Longus said. “Going two miles to start was a big deal. A month or so later I say we’re going full race distance, and (I got) ‘oh boy.’ “Just last Monday, we went on a five-mile run and the kids got done and said, ‘you know, we’re good.’ I said, ‘look where you’ve come.’ So, if we can keep everybody mentally strong and enthusiastic about it, we can start at a higher level. I’m very proud of them.” And, although the boys’ were eighth in the eight-team Iowa Star race, all four cut an average of three minutes off of their time when they raced the Max course on Thursday, Sept. 8. Sophomore Chris Behrends, on the final stretch, actually picked off four runners to finish 18th at 20:41. “He improved his time substantially, that was his PR, several boys PR’ed,” Longus said. “I’m just not disappointed, we’ve steadily been moving the right direction and now

Clarksville’s Allyson Essink, Emma Poppe and Janet Borchardt head down the final stretch toward the finish line in the Iowa Star Conference meet. The Indians finished third as a team in its first performance in more than four years. (Kristi Nixon photo) we’re starting to believe and understand and they’re learning what the training is about and everything is new. “For them to come to this meet and really get after it, and PR’ing and within seconds of PR’ing on a legitimate 5K professional course, I can’t wipe the smile off of my face. I’m just tickled to death for them.” Behrends took Longus’ advice to heart. “In practice the other day we were talking about how he (coach Longus) wants us to get a bigger start because it’s easier to keep a lead than break a lead,” Behrends said. “I just started faster and held a bigger lead the whole time and then I had a little bit of energy at the end, so I decided to catch up with the rest of them. “Definitely, after the race I felt like I ran a personal best. I was a lot more tired than the rest of my races. I felt like it paid off.” All that is left is the state-qualifying regional meet at Cedar Falls today (Thursday). Longus said that there is work cut out, but Wedeking has a shot to advance. “If you look at times, Kori, I think she has a chance to be in that top15,” Longus said. “Obviously, that is what we’re going to push for. We have a real good district with Hudson, Jesup, North Linn, Kee, so there’ll be…I had my brain on 10-11 teams (usually in 4A) and when I got the list, there are 28. That will help our kids because the more they have to work off of, the faster we’ll go. I’m excited for it.” Wedeking said, “I don’t know. I think there is a chance, but I’ll have to work really hard. I don’t feel like I ran my fastest here.” 2016 Iowa Star Conference Meet Varsity Girls Team Scoring 1. Colo-Nesco 23; 2. GMG 31; 3. Clarksville 36; 4. Tripoli 59; 5. North Tama 111; 6. Meskwaki 130. No team score – Don Bosco, Dunkerton, Riceville, Valley Lutheran. Clarksville (36) – 2. Kori Wedeking 20:33; 7. Bailey Myers 21:49; 13. Allyson Essink 22:39; 14. Emma Poppe 22:42; 15. Janet Borchardt 22:48. Varsity Boys Team Scoring 1. Dunkerton 23; 2. Don Bosco 50; 3. GMG 56; 4. Colo-Nesco 73; 5. Tripoli 90; 6. Riceville 108; 7. Valley Lutheran; 8. Clarksville 113. No team score – North Tama. Clarksville (113) – 18. Chris Behrends 20:36; 25. Deric Trees 21:21; 35. Dawson Holub 22:51; 37. Raymond Rivera 23:06.

Clarksville’s Kilie Popes sets up under the ball to receive a serve during the West Fork triangular on Monday, Oct. 10 at Sheffield. (Kristi Nixon photo)

Clarksville freshman Kori Wedeking heads toward the finish line for her conference runnerup finish in the Iowa Star meet held at Waverly on Thursday, Oct. 13. (Kristi NIxon photo)

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Clarksville’s Koltyn Beckham (27) and Ethan Litterer (25) take down Turkey Valley ball carrier Cale Reicks as a host of Indians close in late in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the topranked Trojans. (Ryan Harvey photo)

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CLARKSVILLE – Top-ranked 8-Player team Turkey Valley amassed a 56-0 lead and a continuous clock in the second quarter on its way to a 72-7 win over Clarksville on Friday, Oct. 14. Not only were the Trojans clicking on offense, but their defense and special teams contributed to the overwhelming score after only 12 minutes of play. A pick-six by John Gossling – his first of two on the night – and a fumble of a Clarksville kick return turned into a Turkey Valley score a play later and before the first quarter was even halfway over the Trojans led 32-0. Turkey Valley picked off Indians’ quarterback Dakota Garretson three times and Riley Cramer once as well as came up with three total fumble recoveries to add to coach Chris Arians’ team’s woes. Clarksville avoided the shutout with a 52-yard touchdown run by Cramer, who carried the ball 23 times for 142 yards as a bright spot for the Indians in the game. Cramer also led the team defensively with a fumble recovery and 10 total tackles with two solo tackles for loss. Clarksville wraps up the season on

the road against Northwood-Kensett this Friday night. Turkey Valley 72, Clarksville 7 TEAM STATISTICS TV Clark Rushes-yards 33-384 43-205 Passing 24 14 Comp-att-int 1-1-0 1-12-4 Punts-avg. 1-32 3-35 Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-3 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING (Att-Yds-TDs) – TV, Wyatt Blazek 4-146-2, Will Einwalter 2-49-1, Cody Hackman 1-44-1, Cale Reicks 2-42-1, William Swestka 7-32-0, Ethan Leibold 7-24-0, Breaden Baumler 4-230, Eli Reicks 1-13-0, Dylan Eisbernd 4-90, Garrison Kruse 2-2-1. Clark, Riley Cramer 23-142-1, Koltyn Beckham 16-72-0, Dakota Garretson 3-(2)-0, Matt Nelson 1-(7)-0. PASSING (Comp-Att-Yds-TDINT) – TV, Hackman 1-1-24-1-0. Clark, Garretson 1-11-14-0-3, Cramer 0-1-0-01. RECEIVING (Catches-Yds-TDs) – TV, Evan Busta 1-24-1. Clark, Koltyn Beckham 1-14-0. TACKLES (Solo-Asst-Total) – TV, Cale Reicks 2-6-6, Dalton Engelhardt 2-5-4.5, Scott Kime 3-3-4.5, Walker Leibold 0-9-4.5, John Gossling 2-4-4. Clark, Cramer 6-8-10, Spencer Gray 2-4-4, Sterling Kroeze 1-5-3.5, Beckham 1-4-3, Drew Kromminga 0-6-3. SACKS – TV, Cale Reicks 2. Clark, None. TFL – TV, Cale Reicks 2.5, Blazek 1.5, Kime, Garrison Kruse 0.5. Clark, Cramer 2. FUMBLE RECOVERIES – TV, Baumler, Einwalter, Carter Reicks. Clark, Cramer. INTERCEPTIONS – TV, Gossling 2, Levi Izer. Clark, None.

Clarksville’s Kylie Smith sets the ball against BelmondKlemme during the Indians’ match at the West Fork triangular on Monday, Oct. 10. (Kristi Nixon photo)

Youth movement West Fork, Clarksville shuffle underclassmen in triangular

By Kristi Nixon SHEFFIELD – Both West Fork and Clarksville volleyball coaches used the triangular at Sheffield on Monday, Oct. 10 as a chance to bring in some younger players for experience. The Warhawks had posted a 25-12 win in the opening set against the Indians, so West Fork coach Abbee Dickman wanted to see what her team could look like in the future. “It’s really important, I think,” Dickman said. “Our first match we had a second set and we took out our libero (senior four-year starter Madison Patten). She’s kind of been our God-send in our back row, so just to probably see what she has done and how much it will be removed from next year. It’s going to be a big spot to fill.” The result was some extended statistics for reserves Rachael Jones, Sarah Dusold, Megan Jones, Madisyn Ries and Emily Caspers, younger sister of starter Jacqlyn Caspers. West Fork went 2-0, defeating the Indians in the second set, 25-21 for the sweep. In the second match for the Warhawks, they topped Belmond-Klemme 25-17, 25-14. “(An) ugly 2-0, but with homecoming last week, we haven’t practiced a whole lot,” Dickman said. “We weren’t expecting anything great, so we have to get back into volleyball mode, to be honest it was okay. It was the seniors’ last time on this court, so I was a little bit hard on them.” Clarksville coach Heather Petersen saw her team play a better second set in both matches despite going 0-2. The Indians also lost to the Broncos 25-12, 25-21. “The second set we were moving our feet and talking more and that is something we’ve been talking to our girls about in practice,” Petersen

said. “When we do situational games in practice where we always score to hit, once you hit, you always score for your team. It was all about getting fast on the net and we finally got around to doing it. “Our serves were a lot better today. We’d been missing a lot of serves and that’s been our downfall. We served a lot better. It was just little mistakes, miscommunication in the first game. We had a couple of blocks and dug well.” And the Indians were coming off a 2-2 weekend at the Riceville tournament, something that aided their performance. “That helped,” Petersen said. “Normally, we don’t have a tournament before this since it is a Monday game right off the bat. It’s a hard thing to get into when you don’t have practice or anything and then have two matches right in a row, so it did help to have that tournament on Saturday. We have our last conference match, a makeup, that will help, also. Gameby-game we improve.” Also benefiting from a call up to the varsity at Riceville was sophomore Mallory Hoodjer. “She’s actually a middle and some right side (hitter),” Petersen said. “She’s coming around a lot for us; tonight we put in the back row to give her a chance there. We were missing Miranda (Vance, who was out sick) or else we would have been front row. She played well.” Both teams only have a few matches left before regional play. Clarksville is at AGWSR and West Fork heads to play Central Springs. “If we play our game, we won’t let anyone take our confidence,” Dickman said. “It has to be our night, everybody on the same page. Girls will be girls.”

Clarksville’s Koltyn Beckham reaches up for a pass from Dakota Garretson as John Gossling of Turkey Valley closes in on Friday, Oct. 14. (Ryan Harvey photo)

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Indian Football Struggles Against Turkey Valley

By Miss Friedrichs

The varsity Indian football team had a hard time defending their home turf when they hosted Turkey Valley on Friday, October 14. The Indians lost 7-72. “We have a lot to work on for next week’s game” Head Coach Chris Arians said. The offense struggled on Friday, only getting one score. Senior Riley Cramer had the lone touchdown of the night, running 52 yards into the endzone. Fellow senior Matt Nelson made

the extra point. Cramer had 23 attempts for 172 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Junior Koltyn Beckham was also somewhat successful on the ground, with 16 attempts for 72 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Beckham also had the only reception of the night, a 14-yard pass from senior Dakota Garretson. On the other side of the ball, the Indians had a hard time containing Turkey Valley because of their size. Cramer led the defense with ten total tackles, two solo and two for

Varsity Volleyball Ends Season on High Note By Cecelia Groah

The Indians varsity volleyball team traveled to Riceville on Tuesday, October 11, ending their regular season on a high note. The girls played well, winning three close sets 25-21, 25-18, and 25-22. Leading in digs was junior Bethany Negen with 15. Seniors Chelsea Capper and Makayla Holub followed Negen, having eleven digs each.

Holub also had 100% serving accuracy, with one ace. Capper really stood out on serves, having eight total aces, and going 13-16 on accuracy. Holub also led the team in kills with five, while Capper had four. Senior Madison Stirling and junior Paige Morrison had three kills apiece. Sophomore Kylie Smith and senior Miranda Vance each had five assists. “I’m proud of how our team did,”

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sophomore Mallory Hoodjer said. “We really pulled together and did our best.” The volleyball team also competed at a triangular in West Fork the night before on Monday, October 10. The Lady Indians lost both games 0-2. The team will begin regional play at AGWSR on Tuesday, October 18.

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Dallas Jarrard Where did you move from? I moved from Parkersburg, used to live here and moved back.

What is your favorite thing about Clarksville so far? Well, everything really. I don’t have a lot of personal favorites. Everything is just so close here.

What activities do you hope to be involved in? Sports, specifically track. You only see me slow down when my asthma gets the best of me.


loss, and six tackle assists. Junior Spencer Gray had four total tackles, two solo and four assists. Beckham had three total tackles, one solo and three assists. Arians was disappointed in how his team played. “If we want to be able to compete at a high level, the thing that we need to work on is our mindset,” Arians commented. The Indians will finish out their regular season when then travel to Northwood-Kensett on Friday, October 21.

What is your favorite thing that you did over the summer? My favorite thing would be meeting my best friend Logan again. We hadn’t seen each other in a year.

What do you like to do in your free time? Play video games, go riding on my bike, or be at a friend’s house.

Sixth Grade

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Cross Country Has Multiple PRs at Conference Meet

By Hannah Freerks

On Thursday, October 13, the cross country team traveled to Waverly to compete in the Iowa Star Conference meet. The Clarksville girls placed third out of ten teams. The entire team finished in the top 15 individually, Freshman Kori Wedeking placed second out of 31 total girls. “I wasn’t feeling that well, so I would say I did pretty good considering how I felt,” Wedeking said after her top-two finish. Sophomore Bailey Myers placed seventh, while also running her personal best time this season. Sophomore Allyson Essink placed 13th, also running her fastest time this season, followed by Freshman Emma Poppe in 14th, who also ran her personal best.

Freshman Janet Borchardt placed 15th. The Clarksville boys placed eighth out of nine teams. Sophomore Chris Behrends placed just out of the top 15, finishing 16th out of 46 total runners. Freshman Deric Trees followed, placing 25th. Sophomore Dawson Holub placed 35th, finishing with a personal best on the season, followed closely by Raymond Rivera in 37th place. “I am very pleased with how they finished yesterday, both boys and girls,” Head Coach Ralph Longus said. “Many of our athletes ran their personal bests, and we ran well as a team.” The cross country team will run their district meet, also the state qualifier, on Thursday, October 20, in Cedar Falls.

The SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming to Clarksville Community School!

It will be held the evenings of Parent-Teacher Conferences, Tuesday November 1, and Thursday, November 3, from 3:30 - 7:00 P.M. There will be a lot of great books to choose from. Most debit and credit cards are accepted, along with cash and checks. Online shopping is also available if you are unable to attend. Go to this link and select our school and your child’s teacher: Your items will be shipped after the Book Fair has ended. Books make wonderful Christmas, birthday, or anytime gifts!

The SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming to Clarksville Community School! It will be held the evenings of Parent-Teacher Conferences, Tuesday November 1st and Thursday November 3rd from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. There will be a lot of great books to choose from. Most debit and credit cards are accepted, along with cash and checks. Online shopping is also available if you are unable to attend. Go to this link and select our school and your child's teacher:​. Your items will be shipped after the Book Fair has ended. Books make wonderful Christmas, birthday, or anytime gifts! Help us promote literacy while supporting our library! Hope to see you at THE BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR!!

Help us promote literacy while supporting our library! Hope to see you at THE BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR!!


14 • Thursday, October 20, 2016 Clarksville Public Library Notes Kristen Clark, Library Director

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Hours: Mon., Wed. 10-6; Tues., Thurs. 10-5; Fri. 10-4; Sat. 10-2 BOOK CLUB The next selection for the Book Club is “She’s Not There” by Joy Fielding, which is now available for pickup at the circulation desk. The discussion for this book will be on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. The Book Club is open to anyone that is interested! TRIUMPH OVER DESTINY PROGRAM Last Tuesday, October 11th we welcomed Peladija Woodson-Diers (from Oelwein) to the Library to talk about her book “Triumph Over Destiny” to a crowd of forty people. If anyone is interested in reading the book, please contact the library as we have one available for checkout. HALLOWEEN DANCE All elementary students are invited to the Library on Friday, October 28th from 6:00-7:30 pm for a Halloween Dance! There will be Halloween music, dancing, a craft, snacks, and photo booth! Kids are invited to wear their Halloween costumes (but not required)! There is no registration or fee! Just join us for some Halloween

fun! MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 9th for staff training. There will also be NO Storytime in the morning and NO Wonderful Wednesday after school. Regular hours will resume on Thursday at 10:00 am. CANVAS PAINTING CLASS After our very popular kids’ canvas painting classes last winter, we are now letting the adults join in on the fun! On Friday, November 11th from 6:009:00 pm, Jodie from Canvas and Concoctions (in Denver) will be at the Library to guide us through a “Let It Snow” snowman painting. The fee for this class is $35.00 per person and registration is required. Please stop in or contact the Library to register and with any questions. A picture of the painting is at the library and on our Facebook page. All supplies are provided, including predawn canvases, and there will also be snacks and drinks. There’s no experience

necessary! Enjoy an evening out with friends without having to travel! NEW NONFICTION TITLES “SEINFELDIA” by Jennifer Armstrong—How a show about nothing changed everything. “KILLING THE RISING SUN” by Bill O’Reilly—O’Reilly’s newest takes readers to the tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. “IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY” by Carol Burnett—Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-thescenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show. “IT’S A LONG STORY” by Willie Nelson—This is Willie Nelson’s complete, unvarnished story, told in his voice and leaving no significant moment or experience untold, from Texas, Nashville, Hawaii, and beyond. “FREEDOM: MY BOOK OF FIRSTS” by Jaycee Duggard—Dugard tells the story of her first experiences after years in captivity: the joys that accompanied her newfound freedom and the challenges of adjusting to life on her own. “LEGENDS & LIES: THE PATRIOTS” by Bill O’Reilly—An exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders.

The Way It Was

by Dave Clark

110 Years Ago: Summer, 1906 The [Canadian, Rock Island & Pacific] officials have issued an order giving the road the title of “The Rock Island Lines.” The road has, for several months, been called “The Rock Island.” Previous to that I had other names. The officials are evidently running an experiment station to determine what name looks best on the office stationery. The C. G. W. & C., R. I. & P. railroads will build an interlocking switch at this point, and Wm. Knight of Waverly, the contractor, is now at work on the tower. The tower will be 12 X 17 feet and two stories high. It is being built at the northwest angle of the crossing of the two roads. The improvement has been under contemplation by the roads for a long time and its erection now is doubtless due to the difficulty the Great Western has in getting its heavy freight trains over the hill west of town. Many of these trains get stalled on this hill and have to go into Allison in two sections. The new switch will enable engineers to have a longer run for the hill and get their trains over without great difficulty. I know where this tower

SBA low-interest disaster loans available to Butler County businesses, residents affected by flooding Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Butler County businesses and residents affected by the severe weather and flooding that occurred Sept. 21 - Oct. 3, 2016, from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Contrary to what one might think, 80 percent of the loans SBA issues in any disaster will go to homeowners and renters, said Kevin R. Wynne, agency spokesman, who was in Greene and Clarksville last week. Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes and most private nonprofit organizations, as well. All other SBA programs are strictly business-related, Wynne said. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Oct. 6. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Butler, and the surrounding counties of Bremer, Chickasaw, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Grundy, Black Hawk and Hardin. For Butler County, the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be housed at North Butler Elementary School - Media Center, 210 W South St., Greene, IA 50636. The Outreach Center opens at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and will be

open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. SBA representatives will be on hand at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application. No appointment is necessary. “We encourage all businesses, homeowners and renters, in the primary county of Butler and the contiguous counties, to apply with SBA disaster assistance to keep their recovery process ongoing,” Wynne said. “SBA cannot comment on FEMA disaster assistance programs, nor their availability.” SBA offers loans for underinsured, uninsured and uncompensated damages, Wynne said. On applications, SBA looks at repayment ability and credit history. In a disaster, credit-writing can be much more lenient than normal circumstances. LOSS VERIFICATION: SBA will send out a loss verifier. SBA will verify losses to a business or home, and then, minus any uninsured or uncompensated loss, will then determine how much of a loan can be offered. “Take photos of disaster damages and

save your receipts if you have already begun repairs,” Wynne said. After taking photos, go ahead with repairs, especially if safety or ability to function dictates, such as with the loss of a furnace or hot water heater, said Jeff Kolb with Clarksville Fire Department. FOR MITIGATION systems to reduce damages in a future disaster, SBA allows up to 20 percent of total physical damage. A sump pump, or certain types of flood walls, are examples of mitigation measures, Wynne said. REFINANCING AND RELOCATION help may be available. Ask customer service for details (number below). TYPES: Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit

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was and have seen pictures of, it looked taller than two stories, but I do not understand how this switch allowed the westbound trains to have a longer run, but I’m sure I will find out soon. • Shell Rock has an anti-spitting ordinance making it an offense to spit on the sidewalks. Manufacture[r]s of butternut stains in that town will have to watch out. The warm weather is bringing out the freckles on the cement sidewalks, especially in front of the stores where men congregate to work their jaws. Guess we needed a similar ordinance in our town. • Waverly will have [its] seventh saloon to assist in creating drunks, paupers and taxes. The artesian well is still quite popular with some of the people, however. • A special train of twenty-five cars passed east over the Great Western Friday forenoon, loaded entirely with fruit. Graham & Graham was running an Ad stating that they had just received a new shipment of “Alabastine” and it is new and fresh. My “Webster” doesn’t know what it is either! This is the way it was spelled in several places. Every Town Has Him: the fellow [who] gets the fewest letters makes the most complaints to the post master. The man who never has a good meal at home growls about the hotel accommodations; the man who complains about his neighbors is the meanest in the lot; the church member who pays the least of the preacher’s salary finds the most fault and always complains of the management of the church; the man who never invests a dollar in town enterprises is a man who is always crying down public improvements; the loafer or no account workman is always to the front in strikes and labor Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call 1-800-877-8339. For more disaster assistance information or to download applications, visit disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. DEADLINE: The filing deadline to apply for property damage is Dec. 12, 2016. The deadline to apply for economic injury is July 11, 2017. However, the Greene elementary office won’t be staffed past Oct. 25 except in the case of a large volume of requests, Wynne noted. EDITOR Mira Schmitt-Cash updated an SBA news release.

agitations. Sounds a little familiar even after 110 years! • During the high water of last week, (1906) the faithful old delivery horse at Moyer’s mill was caught on low ground and he attempted to swim to a safer place. The current in the river was too strong and the animal went over the dam, doing several acrobatic stunts in so doing. Knowing life’s work was not ended, the horse struggled ashore, doubtless feeling all the better for the involuntary bath. The Moyer’s Mill location then is now the home Mr. and Mrs. Terry Engel. The dam, which diverted water for the mill wheel was hand-made and needed repairs several times a year. Later when Carl Priepke bought the place he made the old mill building into storage for his ice business. He also kept the dam in good shape to cause the water to pool behind it for the ice harvest. Today only a slight riffle shows the location of this old dam, a favorite fishing spot for myself and many through the years. Mr. Priepke and later when Ralph Kluiter bought the place; they strung an electric fence across the river a distance above the dam, which sometimes created quite a surprise to the unsuspecting river user, again I speak from experience. I suspect the faithful old horse would not have fared so well in the 2016 flood. Boys in Blue Coming: The fourteenth reunion of the 32nd Iowa Infantry will be held in Clarksville Aug. 8th and 9th. Butler County furnished two companies for this (Civil War) regiment. These were Co. G of Clarksville and E of Shell Rock. There are quite a number of survivors of the regiment living in Butler County and vicinity. J. H. Hickle is President of the association and has stated that there would be good speakers and a program fitting such a gathering. Today it’s a little hard to believe our little town furnished a full Company of men. Unfortunately the 32nd suffered many casualties at the battle of Pleasant Hill, LA. A roster of the men in Co. G can be seen at the Clarksville Public Library. Next Week: a story of a little know event in 1906 that probably was the biggest of its kind ever held in Clarksville or anywhere close to here!!

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• Clarksville Star • OELWEIN from page 1 accounting from Upper Iowa University and a Masters of Social Work from University of Northern Iowa, as well as an associate’s in Nursing Home Administration from Ankeny Community College. She performed nursing home administration, worked with refugees, and currently has a private counseling practice, in Oelwein. “They were very open with me. My mother was quite a storyteller. Her memories were very detailed once she was willing to share them and her memory was fantastic,” Woodson-Diers said. She promised not to give spoilers, just enough to interest readers. Her parents were both born around 1920, her father in Yugoslavia (Serbia) and her mother in Bleiberg, Austria. Karoline, the author’s mother, had two daughters born in during the war, which were her first husband’s children (the German officer) then another third daughter was born in Europe in 1947 post-war, a child of Karoline’s second husband (the war prisoner). They had two daughters born during World War II who experienced and witnessed much of the conflict (witnessing horrific events along with their parents) as mentioned in the book. When the family immigrated by ship to the United States Peladija’s oldest (half) sister was 11, and her full sister was 4 years old. “We have somebody in the audience that also came by ship,” Woodson Diers said, referencing Bernadine (Wust) Krull, now of Clarksville who remembered her arduous 14-day journey to the U.S by ship. In the U.S., Woodson-Diers’ mother gave birth to Peladija and several other sisters. She had seven sisters total. Her mother, Karoline, came from the lead-mining town of Bleiberg, Austria. A majority of her clothes were handmade. Karoline’s mother and Karoline spun wool and made down pillows from geese the family raised. “They all loved each other dearly and it was told that Karoline and her family didn’t define their lives as being poor,” Woodson-Diers said. “The love they displayed for each other was eminent, material goods were secondary to the importance of family and family traditions. When their life was described to me by my mother, it was evident their

love far out shadowed the importance of any material goods or items they could ever receive. Woodson-Diers’ grandfather was a caretaker for a Catholic church, including the cemetery. Her mother would help her grandfather to dig graves, by picking rocks out of the hard soil. Her grandfather didn’t support or agree with Hitler’s ideology or the Nazi party and would openly voice his concerns to the town’s people and his family. The Austrian economy was very poor after WWI. Unemployment was at 33 percent, Woodson-Diers said to a gasp from the audience, and the interest rate was about 25 percent at that time. “So when Hitler came in (March 1938) it was very easy for him to take control and win the support of the Austrian people,” she said. The annexation of Austria was called the Anschluss Osterreichs. After World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was signed. The victors of WWI were in no mood to be charitable to the defeated nations and Germany particular was held responsible for the war and its consequences. One of the key points, Woodson-Diers said, was national-selfdetermination should allow people of the same nationality to govern themselves and one nationality should not have the power to govern another. In other words Germany would not be permitted to overthrow Austria, as the treaty’s authors distrusted Germany, Woodson-Diers said. When Hitler came into Austria during the Anschluss, it seemed as though the U.S. and others were not significantly concerned. When Hitler came to visit various cities to gain the people’s support, his custom was to require the entire town to attend the event. In Bleiberg, he spoke in a school gymnasium. The parents of Karoline, age 14, forbade her from attending. However, Karoline was curious. Her girlfriends were going. She decided to attend the event without her father knowing. Posters with swastikas hung on the walls. Lo and behold, Woodson-Diers’ mother was placed in the front row. “What was going through her head more than then the Nazi propaganda was the fact she shouldn’t have been there because her father would not be happy with her for attending,” Woodson-Diers said.

When Hitler came out and spoke, in Karoline’s telling, at first she thought he was nice because he gave false promises to all who attended, saying he would lift them from turmoil and said even women would have jobs (as women were traditionally homemakers at the time). He shook her hand afterwards as he greeted the audience. “Then he did this, which made her totally reconsider and forever changed her opinion about him,” Woodson-Diers said: Hitler asked when she greeted friends in the street and family at home, that her first greeting be, “Heil Hitler.” “She recognized that even at age 14 this request was ludicrous,” WoodsonDiers said. Her father was Serbian. Hitler overtook Yugoslavia in 11 days. “In the book he quotes eight because that’s my dad’s account, his memory of it,” Woodson-Diers said. There is an annotation to the actual number in the book, said an attendee who had read the book. Karoline was kidnapped at age 15 1/2. The Nazis knocked on the door and said, “Mach schnell,” (or, “Come quickly”). Karoline’s mother begged and pleaded with them not to take her daughter. The Nazi soldiers threatened her family, if they interfered, with violence. Karoline had 10 minutes to assemble a bag. In the night, they stole her away, loaded her in a boxcar at a train station where other kidnapped women from other cities had already been captured. No one in charge would let the women in the train know where they were taking them or what they were going to do with them. “She was very concerned that parents were going to try to follow her and would wind up dead, but she was thankful they didn’t,” Woodson-Diers said. They came from Austria traveling for endless hours to Germany and stayed overnight at a warehouse. Once there they were told they would have to work for a forced labor pool for any local businessmen, farmers or others that needed laborers. Karoline and a female friend worked in a restaurant for free for many months, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. They were treated poorly as foreigners in a xenophobic society. However, as she gained the owner’s trust and a bit of respect one

day, the owner of restaurant let her and her girlfriend attend a dance. Karoline met a German pilot who flew in the Luftwaffe. “He did not survive the war, and that’s a whole other story of their love affair and life in the book,” WoodsonDiers said. Karoline married this German officer and gained a little clout among the German people, Woodson-Diers said. When he died, Karoline stayed on farm with the pilot’s mother, her mother-inlaw. That’s where she met WoodsonDiers’ father, who was sent to work in the forced labor pool as a war prisoner. “My mother went from being married to a German officer to a war prisoner and … there was much turmoil, mistreatment, and prejudice against both my father and mother as my mother made that shift,” Woodson-Diers said, adding she didn’t want to say more and spoil the book. Her father had spent two months in a concentration camp initially, but had been transferred out to continue to work in the fields in forced labor on a farm. “He was very lucky, he got transferred out to the farm. He still had to work very hard… I think they (Nazis) made the comment that they thought he’d be a good worker.” She said her dad had “big muscular arms” and conjectured this was part of the Nazis’ assessment. A reader who agreed to be identified as a book club member said the book is well-written. “You wonder how she (Karoline) lived a normal life because she experienced a lot of sorrow, but a lot of happy times, too. She comes from a good family. I think they had a lot of faith that held them together. “It would be a great book for a family to read and discuss it,” the book club member continued, “or a good book club discussion, to stop and think how you treat people.” “I’ve had teachers ask if they could use Triumph Over Destiny for their curriculum,” Woodson-Diers said. She has also heard repeatedly from the readers that the book should be a movie. She did not meet either set of grandparents by the time she traveled to Europe. However, she was able to meet uncles and aunts. She recalled visiting her grandmother’s former house and seeing her own photo on the wall.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 • Woodson-Diers was director of refugee program in Waterloo and statewide for Lutheran Social Services of Iowa approximately 12 years ago, where she helped those from war-torn countries come over legally, including languagelearning assistance. “You would not survive — and it would be very difficult to get through life and become successful — if you did not speak the language,” she said. Her parents and two sisters came across the Atlantic. Her father told the girls there were many jobs in the U.S., Woodson-Diers said. He looked to the “land of great opportunity” for the future of himself, his family and his children. “They tried to talk relatives into coming and they were too afraid,” Woodson-Diers said, in response to the audience. “My mother was not as savvy when it came to learning the English language as compared to my father. You couldn’t just come. You had to have a sponsor. He went to work a week after they the ship landed at the (New York harbor) and was then transferred to Oelwein, Iowa by train and worked for the City Laundry in Oelwein.” When Woodson-Diers was in refugee outreach, “I toured an area overseas where they processed people. They have to see a doctor, physicals are required, the refugees go through a mental health screening, and are screened for communicable diseases. The big term now is, can they properly ‘vet’ the incoming refugees and have enough clear concise information to be able to approve them for refugee status, or deny their request. I have been out of (that field) for at least 10-12 years… “This is the problem I see happening now especially considering the possible influx of a number Syrian refugees. When you come from a war-torn country, there are so many poor needy people that need help and are in fear running for their live hoping to find a safe haven… They may not want to have anything to do with the regime that is being forced upon them in their own countries… When refuges come, sometimes they come in large… masses, some smaller groups. Many will choose to be placed somewhere in Europe. Many fear coming to the U.S. because they’re… afraid they’ll never see

their families again. They worry about the distance, the conditions in their own countries and cost involved of travel when considering future visits and going back home to visit their relatives. This was a real fear for my parents. The fear they may never return home. “It is very, very scary knowing your relatives are all the way across the ocean and not knowing if you’ll have money to ever see them again,” Woodson-Diers said. “But when they come in masses, how do we differentiate this poor person who’s suffered so terribly from someone who… might want to do damage. If you’re that criminal, you’re going to lie,” so I do not have all the answers on how to resolve all the problems we now face in regards to properly vetting incoming refugees today,” she said. Of the era when her parents came over, she said, if their papers were destroyed, they had to gather affidavits from people who knew them and could testify her parents were who they said they were. They also used baptism records, clerical person’s accounts, and relatives that were still living and could verify their birth. “The process is a bit different from now as compared to when my parents were processed,” she said. “Again I haven’t dealt with those matters … for approximately 12 years but try to stay somewhat abreast of new policies concerning incoming refugees. “Anytime I hear about the refugees from Syria, my heart goes out to them. There has to be some kind of adequate process in place, that people trust, have faith in and that can ensure the safety of all involved.” If someone wanted to get involved in volunteering with refugees, they could contact LSI, Woodson-Diers said, in Waterloo or Des Moines. “Somebody mentioned there were ‘some Germans against Hitler,’” said one attendee. “Go to Dachau (a concentration camp that is historically preserved) and there were row after row of houses that housed the people that were against him.” “It didn’t make any difference if you were German or Italian,” WoodsonDiers said. “If you spoke out against Hitler, your life was in jeopardy.” WOODSON-DIERS contributed to this story.

HE SAYS “KEEP IN TOUCH.” HE MEANS IT. Every county. Every year. Iowans get Chuck Grassley’s ear. He listens. That’s why he meets with Iowans in Butler County— and every county, at least once—every year.

Grassley listened in Butler County: January 2016: Town Meeting in Allison January 2015: Town Meeting in Allison January 2014: Q&A with students at Clarksville High School January 2013: Q&A with students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School February 2012: Town Meeting in Allison January 2011: Town Meeting in Parkersburg

AND HE’S NOT DONE YET. Paid for by The Grassley Committee



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• Clarksville Star •

City plans mailing to all flood -impacted residents

Council hears of potential flood program assists Mira Schmitt-Cash Editor

Clarksville City Council heard on Monday, Oct. 17 that the city clerk and clerk in training will research 1) the possibility of pursuing FEMA buyouts for heavily flood-damaged homes and 2) an additional city tax rebate for qualified flood-damaged properties; if these turn out to be possible for the city. • Typically Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout property had to sustain major or catastrophic damage, as determined by FEMA guidelines, Councilman Jeff Kolb said. Any potential buyout program would fall under public assistance, which

FEMA has yet to declare for the Sept. 21-23 flooding in Butler County. There has not been a determination on individual assistance, either. Several other counties in Iowa are also part of the request, which the governor sent to the federal government.  Kolb said in some areas, the regional council of governments is still processing buyouts from the floods of 2008. Once bought out, the property turns over to the city and has to stay green space — or possibly open structures such as a park or shelter house. “(Hopefully) in the next 30 days we can do more homework on the FEMA (buyout option),” Clerk Larry Betts said.

• In 2008, City Council allowed an additional property tax rebate of a percentage on city taxes (which are one portion of the combined rate of the city, county, schools etc.) to help those who qualified in the flood area. The rebate started as 75 percent of city taxes and reduced by year three to 25 percent. Out of 10 properties eligible, about six applied, Betts said. The council had to approve every applicant so that the city could take accountability for saying that each applicant rebuilt. The council consensus was for the clerk and clerk-in-training to study this option further, as well.

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on scene fighting remnants of the fire on Monday after 2 p.m., and predicted he would remain into the evening. No cause for the fire has been determined, Myers said. “[The] fire had too big of [a] head start to save anything,” Butler County Emergency Management Director Mitch Nordmeyer stated on the agency’s Facebook page. “Big thing is, [the] homeowner was able to get out of the house with no injury. [Homeowners] wouldn’t be here this morning if not for working smoke detectors in the home. Nordmeyer gave “[a] huge thank you to the fire [departments] from Clarksville-Allison-Shell Rock for your efforts at the house fire [southwest] of Clarksville early this [Monday] morning… Thanks also to Clarksville EMS, Clarksville PD, and Butler Co Sheriff’s Deputies/Dispatch for assisting.” Tracy Ackerman returned on Monday afternoon to assess the damage. Rex Ackerman said they would probably find a hotel the next couple of nights and maybe a rental in the area in the short term before deciding a longterm plan. He indicated they had some family in the area. “This is our home and this is where we will probably rebuild,” Ackerman told KWWL News in an Oct. 17 story. He said he had updated the wiring in the house a decade ago. “I can’t say enough how many smoke detectors a person should have, keep your batteries changed, and constantly monitor them,” Ackerman told KWWL. “It saved my life.” Fire departments tend to recommend changing smoke detectors twice yearly, such as when changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Full disclosure: The Clarksville Star rents its office space from the Ackermans.

CRAFTERS from page 1 great job of promoting it and advertising.” If someone at a booth needs to take a break, the Kolbs also try to fill in, Brimmer-Timmer said. “They’re really great to their crafters.” The Clarksville show sections off crafters from vendors that sell commercial products. “We also like it that the crafters have their own area all to themselves,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “We work hard at what we do… I take a whole week of vacation the week prior just to get things ready,” only before Clarksville, not before other shows, “because of the high demand.” For six hours of selling, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brimmer says: “You do a lot of work” — Brimmer-Timmer said she performs the heavy lifting — “but

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Johnsons to celebrate 70th anniversary Fred and Christina Johnson will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Fred Johnson and Christina Kampman were united in marriage on Christina’s birthday at the Little Brown Church rural Nashua on October 22, 1946. The couple farmed together for 41 years near Allison and Clarksville. Their family includes Esther Van Hauen and Steve and Barb Meyer, along with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to the couple’s home on Saturday, October 22 in the afternoon to help celebrate this very special day. Cards and best wishes may be sent to 25463 230th St., Clarksville, IA 50619.

Clarksville is still worth it.” Brimmer-Timmer agrees. The pair at Mona B’s Creations takes two truckloads of crafts to the show and usually just takes one tub back. “Which is awesome for us! We love it,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “The residents there, you can tell they really support having that in town.” THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER PAIR is celebrating 25 years of attending shows together. “I taught her to crochet at age 5 and to make yo-yos,” Brimmer said. BrimmerTimmer’s flags and doilies out of yo-yos are popular sellers. “Also (making) ornaments is a love of hers, so that is how she started making snowmen out of felted wool. She is very creative and unique items inspire her, and then she will add her own personal touch.”

“This year we added an angel snow lady made of chenille, with a halo made of rusted stars and a new cardinal ornament of wool/felt,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “It’s just something we can do together, and we enjoy doing it together,” Brimmer-Timmer said. “Brenda keeps me interested in crafting,” Brimmer said. “We bounce ideas off of each other and think a lot alike. We have created our own signature snowmen patterns… We always try to have something new and different each year, while keeping some tried and true favorites.” Brimmer also enjoys hunting for unique items at the show, she said. “Clarksville, I’ll go as long as I can,” Brimmer said. “That is a good show… I’m always promoting (the Clarksville Craft Expo) to other crafters.”

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H-D VOLUNTEERS HELP CLEAN AFTER FLOOD: From left to right, Kenny, Kevin, Donnie, Angel and Isaiah were part of a group of seventh and eighth-grade volunteers from Hampton-Dumont who helped rake flood debris for pickup in Clarksville on Friday, Sept. 30, following a record crest in the Shell Rock River. The river crested at 21.5 feet the previous Friday, Sept. 23, according to National Weather Service/U.S. Geological Survey hydrograph data. Also helping this group out was Deb Ritland, library associate. (Clarksville Star photo by Mira Schmitt-Cash)

The Clarksville City Council, at its regular meeting on Oct. 17, discussed the need to communicate with those impacted by the recent flood, and decided that mailing a letter would be the best way to reach everyone, since those who are displaced should be getting their mail forwarded. The letter will serve two purposes, one to share information on any resources that may be available to help with recovery, and secondly, for the city to collect needed information, such as temporary contact information for those who are displaced, among other things. It is expected the letter will be mailed in the next week to ten days, once a determination is made at the state level on any request to FEMA, so that information can also be included.


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