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Little Lambs Pasta Graphic-Advocate Village Vine Mira Schmitt-Cash Supper, anniversary Editor gala set Oct. 19 Several Butler County groups gave

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’s 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

Allison Little Lambs Child Care is mutual aid in responding to a house fire celebrating its one-year anniversary Grundyat Register What Cheer Paper 20671 Quail Ave., Clarksville, which with a Pasta Supper Fundraiser on is the home of Rex Ackerman. Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Rex Ackerman was the only one at Trinity Reformed Church, 614 home and was out of the house when he Cherry St., in Allison. called Butler County Dispatch, shortly Hampton Chronicle Come enjoy a variety of pastas, before 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. He is salad, bread, and soft serve ice cream, well-known as a Butler County superall for just a free-will donation. visor and owner of Orly’s Meat Market, Looking for Christmas gifts? Locker and Deli in Clarksville. Knives, utensils and food mixes will A passerby on Highway 3 also rebe sold through a Rada fundraiser. ported a house fully engulfed, about the Also, $250 in Butler Bucks will be same time. raffled. Ackerman had just returned on Satur Tickets are 2 for $5 or 5 for $10 and day evening from a wedding in Illinois, can be purchased from Allison Little and his wife Tracy stayed for one more Lambs staff and board members, day to help her family after the wedfrom various businesses in Allison, or ding, so she was not home, he said. at the supper that night. They had one cat, named Bear, who This photo shows the Ackerman house engulfed in flames, which is the condition it was in when the “at this time I assume did not make it,” Clarksville Fire Department first arrived on scene, shortly after 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. (Courtesy Sign up for NBPF he said. CFD) “All three of my smoke detectors Youth Hunt front wall, on the east side of the two- “That’s where I saw all the flames were going off and that’s what alerted than a minute” to escape. The North Butler Pheasants Forand the smoke when I first got outside,” me,” Ackerman said. It took him “less Ackerman said the fire started in the story farmhouse. ever Youth Hunt for older youth will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants must be ages 12-15, must have completed a hunter safety course, have an orange hat and vest Mira Schmitt-Cash and mentor along. Mentors need to Editor have a current hunting license. To register call Jason Reiher, 319 Meeting Hitler at age 14. Marrying a 415-0147 by the Oct. 20 deadline. Luftwaffe pilot. After first husband, the pilot died, marrying a prisoner of war, Craft and and being placed in the Nazi forced laborer pool. Escaping Europe and surrepurposed show viving as refugees post-World War II. Come get ready for the holidays Peladija Woodson-Diers documents with a fun day of shopping in Clarksthese and more elements of her mothville. The 13th Annual Fall Craft Expo er’s story in “Triumph Over Destiny,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22.  moments the author described at the Nearly 80 exhibitors from across Clarksville Public Library on Oct. 11. Iowa will be selling a wide variety of Woodson-Diers voice-taped her parhandmade craft items and repurposed ents for 10 years starting in 1991. The creations in two gymnasiums and Oelwein native holds a bachelor’s in Peladija Woodson Diers (back center-right) stands with an audience, which gathered for her Oct. 11 talk on the book “Triumph Over other areas in and outside the ClarksOELWEIN to page 15 Destiny,” at the Clarksville Public Library. (Star photo) ville 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, Details of absentee and early voting as well as lot. clothing, chalk art, stone creations, extended hours for in-person voting at the Butler Absentee Ballots being mailed back to the Aubaby items, sign art, fabric creations, County Auditor’s Office have been announced by ditor must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 7 or yard art, and much more.  County Auditor Lizbeth Williams. turned in at the Auditor’s Office by the time the Be sure to check out the downtown Any registered voter who would like to receive polls close at 9 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee specialty shops and sidewalk venan absentee ballot must submit his or her request Ballots may NOT be turned in at the polls for dors, too.  in writing to the auditor using an Absentee Ballot counting. Low-interest federal disaster loans are Request form or on paper no smaller than 3-inch- After voting the ballot, make sure to fold and available to Butler County businesses and Community UMC by-5-inch that includes voter’s name, date of birth, place in the secrecy sleeve, seal it in the envelope residents affected by the severe weather residential address, mailing address, the date or and sign on the designated area of the envelope, as and flooding that occurred Sept. 21 - Oct. to serve during name of the election and voter’s signature. Mail included directions state. 3, 2016, from the U.S. Small Business AdCraft Expo to: Butler County Auditor Lizbeth Williams, P.O. Voters may also vote in-person at the Auditor’s ministration (SBA). Community United Methodist Box 325, Allison, IA 50602. Deadline to request a Office through 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Contrary to what one might think, 80 Church will be serving coffee and ballot by mail is 5 p.m., Friday, November 4. Additional hours for in-person voting at the Aupercent of the loans SBA issues in any dicinnamon rolls beginning at 8 a.m. Absentee Ballot Request forms can be found on ditor’s Office are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. saster will go to homeowners and renters, and a sack lunch of a grilled pork the Butler County website at www.butlercoiowa. 29 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. said Kevin R. Wynne, agency spokesman, sandwich, chips and drink beginning org, your local library or city hall. Eligible voters who are not registered are enwho was in Greene and Clarksville last at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. This The Auditor’s Office will mail you a form, if couraged to do so by the pre-registration deadline week. Low-interest federal disaster loans coincides with the Craft Expo. They need be, but you must request that they do so. The of 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. are available to businesses of all sizes and will be on the walk in front of Mike political parties are mailing out Absentee Ballot Please contact the Auditor’s Office with any most private nonprofit organizations, as Clark’s Farm Bureau Insurance on Request forms that are sometimes pre-filled. You questions regarding voter registration and absenwell. All other SBA programs are strictly Main Street north of the Clarksville can use those, as well, but please make sure the tee voting Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. business-related, Wynne said. Post Office. information is correct and complete. A voter only by calling 319-267-2670. SBA acted under its own authority to needs to send ONE request form to receive a baldeclare a disaster in response to a request St. James, Allison SBA received from Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Oct. 6. The disaster declaration to host Johnson makes SBA assistance available in Butler, Strings, Oct. 23 and the surrounding counties of Bremer, St. James Lutheran Church, AlliChickasaw, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, son, will be hosting a worship service The annual Clarksville Star/Butler County Tri- The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. on FriGrundy, Black Hawk and Hardin. featuring The Johnson Strings from bune-Journal/Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review day. Entry forms can be emailed to butlersales. For Butler County, the SBA Disaster New Hartford on Sunday, Oct. 23 at football contest continues with a slate of high, or eclipLoan Outreach Center will be housed at the 9 a.m. service. The public is welschool, college and NFL games. The contest will or dropped off at North Butler Elementary School - Mecome to join the congregation for a run for 11 consecutive weeks during the football the Clarksville Star, Butler County Tribune-Jourdia Center, 210 W South St., Greene, IA worship service of varied music with season. nal or Parkersburg Eclipse News-Review office. 50636. The Outreach Center opens at 12 a fellowship time to follow.  This week, Oct. 12-13, there were no fewer than Mailed entries should have a postmark no later p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and will be open six perfect entries. Clarksville’s Bryce Jacobs had than Friday. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Continued on page 14. the lowest tiebreaker differential of 14 points and At the end of the 11-week regular contest, each The center will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, PUMPKINS GIVEN OUT: Shown with his wins the 35 football bucks. There was a tie for sec- week’s first-place winners will have the chance Oct. 25. grandfather, Lion Steve Busse, is Trey ond place as Waverly’s Michael Reiher and Con- to complete for a grand prize of $500 in Football SBA representatives will be on hand at Schroeder, of North Liberty, receiving one rad’s Madison Ubben both had tiebreaker differ- Bucks. The winners will be sent an entry form to the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to anChurch Calendar...................... 5 of the free pumpkins given to children 12 entials of 21 points. Both win eight football bucks. make their choices on the college bowl games. swer questions about SBA’s disaster loan Classifieds............................... 10 and under in conjunction with the Allison Football Bucks can be spent just like cash at any The year’s contest sponsors are: Butler Bremer program, explain the application process of the participating contest sponsor businesses. Communications, Coonrandt Ford, Cooper MoMarketplace......................... 8, 9 Lions Omelet Breakfast Harvest Moon Fesand help each individual complete their The games, entry form, sponsors ads and offi- tors, Grant Insurance Agency, J & C Grocery, The Opinion / Editorial................... 4 tival at Wilder Park Saturday, Oct. 8. (Alliapplication. No appointment is necessary. cial rules are inside each issue during the contest. Mill, JBL Rentals, and K & S Grocery. Public Notices....................... 6, 7 son Lions Club/Duane Feltz) SBA to page 7

Oelwein woman’s book traces family history through WWII


Absentee, early voting, extra hours detailed

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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 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 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.��Brimmer-Timmer’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 craft-

Crafters 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) ing,” 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.”

Charles City man’s case sent back to U.S. Northern District Suspect in death of Clarksville grocer wasn’t charged 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

Randy Lee Patrie 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. 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 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.

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.

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


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

Paid for by the Liz Williams Committee; Liz Williams, Chairman

MONDAY, OCT. 31• 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. Community United Methodist Church AT THE DUMONT REFORMED CHURCH PARKING LOT “Meal To Go” - Saturday, October 22 SPONSORED BY THE DUMONT REFORMED AND NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES NOTICE FROM THE CITY OF ALLISON MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT The Allison City Maintenance Department will begin flushing hydrants on the week of October 24th. Residents of Allison may notice a rusty tinge to their water for several days. Flushing forces collected rust off the inside of the water lines. Please use caution when washing clothing. Thank you!

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

Trees Forever Committee Needs Information The Allison Trees Forever committee is requesting information from residents. The organization needs information on the amount residents have spent for tree trimming and removal of trees from personal property. This information is being requested for the Tree City USA Growth Award. Residents should report the costs to the City of Allison at 267-2245. Please include the amounts spent from January 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016. Your help is greatly appreciated!

From January 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016 I have spent $ Name Address

on tree trimming or removal.

Thank you! Please return to City Hall or respond by November 10, 2016.

Everyone is welcome to stop by!

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

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.

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

• Butler County Tribune-Journal • 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,

RECORDS 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, Wa-

terloo, $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, Marshall-

Proceedings: North Butler Community School District

NORTH BUTLER COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Meeting October 10, 2016 The regular board meeting was called to order by Pres. Eric Bixby at 6:05 p.m. in the Greene High School Media Center. Board members present were Eric Bixby, Liz Schroeder, Bobbi Jo Spainhower and Kristy Lammers; others present were Superintendent Joel Foster, Business Manager/Board Secretary Shellee Bartlett, Elementary Principal Aimee Wedeking and 7 community members. Board member absent: Laura Staudt. Moved by Lammers, seconded by Spainhower, to approve agenda as amended. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Spainhower, to approve the minutes from September 12, 2016 meeting. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Lammers, to approve September 2016 financial reports and October 2016 bill listing. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Lammers, to accept the bid from Cooper Motors for 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, $23,400. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Spainhower, to approve disposing of obsolete vehicles. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Spainhower, to accept the bid for drainage project at the Allison building, $29,070.79. Carried unanimously. Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Spainhower, to approve the calendar changes for the 3 days missed because of the flood as follows: 1st make up day we will use the parent/teacher conferences October 25, 2016 and October 27, 2016 as student contact days; the 2nd day will be February 20, 2017, the 3rd day will be decided at a later date. Carried unanimously. Moved by Spainhower, seconded by Schroeder, to table the 2015-16 Certified Annual Report (CAR) until next month. Carried unanimously. Moved Schroeder, seconded by Lammers, to approve consortium agreement with Waverly-Shell Rock CSD for Bremwood/Lied Center. Carried unanimously.

Moved by Schroeder, seconded by Spainhower, to approve contract for Kevin Clipperton, head varsity girls basketball coach @ $4,946 (BA 18, 10%); and the following substitutes: Isaac Floss, substitute teacher. Carried unanimously. Moved by Spainhower, seconded by Schroeder, to accept administrative reports as presented. Carried unanimously. Moved by Lammers, seconded by Spainhower, to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. The tentative date for the next regular board meeting is November 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in Allison. Board President Board Secretary North Butler Community School October 2016 Vendor Report Vendor-Description Amount AABLE Pest Control-Pest Control $40.00 ACT Instiutional Services-Testing $250.00 AEA 267-Printing $212.61 Agvantage FS, Inc.-Fuel $1,962.29 Airgas USA, LLC-Ind Tech Supplies $3,172.69 Allison Hardware-Supplies $294.68 Amazon-Supplies $272.27 Anderson Erickson Dairy Co.-Dairy $3,263.52 Anderson’s-Homecoming $104.92 Andrew O’Connor-Official $70.00 Anthony Smothers-Official $120.00 Apple Inc-Computer $1,580.00 Aramark Uniform Services Inc -Cleaning Services $63.27 Belmond-Klemme High School -Entry Fee $70.00 Billie Buss-Official $210.00 Bruening Rock Products Inc-Rock $409.73 Butler County Cattleman-Grilling $1,224.00 Center for the Collaborative Classroom-Curriculum $7,560.00 ChemSearch-Supplies $2,540.00 City Of Allison-Water/Sewer $118.88 City of Greene-Water/Sewer $789.00 Collin Freeseman-Official $140.00 Cooper Motors-Repairs $257.45 Cutting Edge Tree Services -Tree Removal $3,300.00 Dell Marketing, LP-Computer $1,489.98 Demco-HS Lounge $2,144.84 Dike-New Hartford High School -Entry Fee $25.00 Doland, Ryan -Official $90.00 Don Fiddick-Rock $466.73

Dumont Telephone-Telephone $570.90 Earthgrains Baking Co, Inc.-Bread $458.16 EMS Detergent Services-Supplies $315.50 Enterprise Financial-Maintenance $2,916.00 ESSDACK INT/622-Supplies $8,540.25 Federer, Mike -Official $90.00 Alan Gielau-Official $70.00 Gladbrook-Reinbeck High Schol -Entry Fee $75.00 Greene Lumber Company Inc -Supplies $367.39 Greene Recorder-Publications $225.11 Gruhn Law Firm PC-Legal $1,702.00 Haan Crafts-FCS Supplies $360.19 Hampton-Dumont Community Schools -Open Enrollment $70.00 Hatch-Supplies $117.50 Huber Supply Co, Inc. -Ind Tech Supplies $184.07 Iowa Association of School Boards -Background Check $480.00 Iowa Communications Network -Internet $3,288.63 Iowa Division of Labor Services -Boiler Inspection $240.00 Iowa Sports Supply-Sports Supplies $6,064.67 ISCA-Registration $180.00 ITEC-Registration $1,855.00 JMC Computer Service Inc -Annual Maintenance $6,232.04 Joe’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing-Repairs $180.80 JW Pepper & Sons Inc-Music $191.99 Kangas, Chris -Official $90.00 Kangas, Tim -Official $90.00 Kaplan Early Learning Co-Supplies $1,131.14 Keck Inc-Food $2,973.08 Lake Mills High School-Entry Fee $80.00 Lammers, Kristy -Homecoming $310.60 Landers Hardware Hank-Supplies $274.16 Lance Lasher-Official $70.00 Marco Inc-Copier Lease $1,875.49 Martin Bros Dist Co-Food/Supplies $14,239.67 Marty Pump-Official $95.00 McCormick Property Service’s -Paint Crow’s Nest $3,350.00 Mechanical Air Systems Co-Supplies $1,319.50 Menards - Mason City -Ind Tech Supplies $82.23 Mercy Clinics-DOT Physical $172.00 Mid American Energy-Electric $3,545.01 Mid-American Publishing-Publications $396.05

Mid-West Roofing Company -HS Roof $75,238.50 Minnesota Chemical Co-Supplies $263.35 NAPA Auto Parts - Greene-Bus Parts $385.64 Neff Company, The -Supplies $420.59 New Hampton High school-Entry Fee $80.00 Nolte. Cornmann & Johnson PC -Audit FY16 $3,520.00 North Butler CSD-Payroll $5,954.92 North Iowa High School-Entry Fee $80.00 OmniTel Communications-Telephone $463.13 Orkin Exterminating Co.,Inc. -Pest Control $197.74 Osage Community School District -Entry Fee $80.00 Paper Corporation, The-Paper $2,874.42 Pepsi Beverages Company -Concessions $176.02 Phelps Implement-Hood $520.76 Pioneer Drama Service -Drama Supplies $349.50 Pitney Bowes, Inc.-Postage Meter $288.00 Premier Furniture & Equipment -HS Lounge $2,156.90 Prism Sales-Supplies $13,095.00 Quill Corporation-Supplies $245.95 Rapids-Supplies $70.62 Ricoh USA, Inc.-Ink $155.95 Rieman Music-Music $134.44 School Bus Sales-Bus Parts $228.57 Seehusen, Ruth -Refund $20.00 Sign Warehouse-Supplies $94.46 Signs by Tomorrow Inc.-Signs $1,330.75 St Ansgar High School-Entry Fee $70.00 Supreme School Supply Co-Supplies $77.15 Susan Lemaster-Official $95.00 T & M Foods-FCS Supplies $302.80 Trevor Thein-Official $70.00 Thomas Bus Sales, Inc.-Bus Parts $733.05 Time Management Systems $1,259.25 -Annual Maintenance Timothy Christensen-Official $70.00 Trophies Plus, Inc.-Supplies $1,421.48 UnityPoint Clinic-DOT Physical $160.00 VISA-Supplies $4,158.21 Wapsie Valley CSD-Entry Fee $50.00 Waste Management-Waste Removal $573.71 West Music-Music $587.00 Williams, Rhonda -Scoreboard $120.00 Wix Water Works-Softner Salt $175.70 Report Total: $215,459.55 TJ 42-1

Official Council Proceedings: City of Allison

City of Allison Council Meeting Monday, October 10, 2016 Regular Meeting: Mayor Henrichs opened the regular meeting at 5:45 p.m. Council members present: Blockhus, Cramer, Davis, Henrichs, Platter. Others present: Chance Rose, Brian Schoon & Jacob Tjaden – INRCOG, Lee Gallentine – City Engineer, Mira Schmitt-Cash-Butler County Tribune. Cramer made a motion to approve the agenda with a second by Davis. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Open Forum: No items for open forum. Consent Agenda: Motion by Blockhus to approve the building permit for Chance & Taylor Rose to install a 6’ privacy fence on the lot line at 103 N. Main. Second by Davis. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Motion by Henrichs to approve the remainder of the consent agenda with the exception of the building permit for Carl Heyenga to install a chain link fence 2” off the property line at 520 1st Street - which Council choose to deny because Carl did not comply with the requirements of Council asking him to remove the fence he had installed and then apply for a permit. Second by Platter. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. The items approved were as follows: Approve minutes from the meeting on 9/19/2016 Approve Treasurers Reports Approve building permit for Little Lambs Daycare – 721 Cherry Street – Curb Cut Approve building permit for Trinity Reformed Church – 614 Cherry Street – Curb Cut Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. New Business: Brian Schoon and Jacob Tjaden of INRCOG were present at the meeting to discuss applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the lagoon project and the need for the City to do a new Low to Moderate Income (LMI) Survey as the three years are up on the last one that was done. In order to be eligible to apply for a CDBG Grant 51% of the citizens of Allison need to be in the low to moderate income range. Jacob explained that now the grants are applied for on a quarterly basis. Mayor Henrichs asked if we could apply for a CDBG Grant for the upcoming sewer relining project. Lee Gallentine said the relining project is due to go out for bids and that those bids were going to be opened at the meeting on November 14, 2016. Schoon said that we couldn’t be taking bids for the project and applying for a CDBG Grant so that process would need to be delayed. Blockhus made a motion to cancel the bidding process for the sewer relining project at this time and proceed with the LMI survey process and then file for a CDGB Grant. Second by Henrichs. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

As Clay Cordes was not present at the meeting the porta potty for the cemetery/park was not discussed. Cory Luchtenburg had applied for a variance request to build a garage 5’ from the property line which would mean his overhang would only be 3’ from the property line. Motion by Davis to approve the variance request of Cory Luchtenburg. Second by Blockhus. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Motion by Henrichs to approve Resolution 16-10.1 – Resolution approving the salary increase of $1,000 each for Glenda Miller & Chris Graser for attaining Clerk certification. Second by Cramer. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Motion by Blockhus and Second by Platter to extend the library board terms of Leona Shima & Jamie Osterbuhr to 6/30/2022. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. The recommendations of a recent ICAP Insurance inspection were discussed. A reply will be sent back to the insurance company as to what the City plans to do with each recommendation. Janis discussed with Council the need to have the ladders into the pool, guard ladders, slide ladder, and base of the diving board sand blasted and primed and painted yet this fall to get this taken care of before pool season next year. Ryan will look at the equipment and give the City a price to have this done. Council reviewed the warranty deed for the lot which was donated to the City by the Shepard Family for the Veterans Memorial. Motion by Platter with a second by Blockhus to record the deed. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried. Old Business: Lee Gallentine discussed with Council that he had called the DOT on what they expect the City to do in regards to temporary easements for the handicapped accessible sidewalk ramps in the area of the farm to market project. They require three forms to be given to each property owner which include a Temporary Easement Property Agreement, Waiver of Evaluation, Statement of Property Owners Rights. They request a minimum consideration be given to each property owner for this temporary access easement. Motion by Henrichs and second by Platter to pay each property owner affected by the temporary access easement on the farm to market route $25.00. Ayes: Blockhus, Davis, Henrichs, Platter. Nays: None. Cramer abstained from the vote. Motion Carried. They also agreed to have Ryken Engineering take care of the paperwork involved with this process. The junk on parcel number 0625415001 was discussed. The Council will continue to monitor this situation. Motion by Blockhus to adjourn @7:50 p.m. Second by Davis. Ayes: All. Nays: None. Motion Carried.

Scot Henrichs – Mayor Attest: Glenda Miller – City Clerk Ahlers & Cooney, Pc -Nicolaus Loan Paperwork & File $955.83 Allan Industrial Coatings -UPS Charges For Sampling $38.46 Allison Ambulance -3rd Qtr Amb Runs & Officer Fees $875.00 Allison Amvets-Senior Citizens Coffee $93.00 Allison Park Board -For Music At Park $1,000.00 Allison Variety-Supplies $963.52 Baker & Taylor-Library Books $633.09 Blacktop Services -Street Seal Coating For 2016 $7,653.50 Buss Catering-Catering For Glenn Miller Band (Park Board) $250.00 Butler County Extension -Kim’s Continuing Ed $35.00 Butler County Recorder -Nicolaus TIF Loan Recording $122.00 Butler County Solid Waste -Disposal Fee $3,344.25 Cardmember City -Credit Card Payments $495.64 Casey’s General Store-Gasoline $662.96 City Of Allison-Library & City Hall Water Bill $119.91 Cooley Pumping -Porta Potty At Cemetery $85.00 Counsel-Library Office Supplies $13.15 Dave Smith-Music At Park (Park Board) $75.00 Dumont Telephone Co -Monthly Phone Bills $551.72 EFTPS-Fed/FICA Tax $2,322.47 Glen Miiller Band Expenss-Downpayment For Glenn Miller (Park Board) $1,000.00 Greene Recorder -Garage Sale Ad (Wilder Days) $8.10 IA Dept Of Rev-Sales Tax Report $3,807.00 IDPH-Matt Shearon Fee (Amb) $30.00 IMWCA-Workers Comp Premium $1,335.00 INRCOG-Rehab Housing Adm Fees $852.65 Iowa DNR-Annual Water Use Fee $66.00 Iowa W/H Taxes-State Taxes $1,992.00 Iowa Workforce Dev -Umemployment Tax Filing $432.31 IPERS-IPERS $2,402.78 J & C Grocery -Library Custodial Supplies $21.00 Jendro Sanitation Svcs -Garbage Collection $4,296.39 John Deere Financial-Shop Supplies $4.25 Keystone Lab -Allison W & Ww Testing $1,815.00 Marlys Kruse -Courhouse Bathroom Cleaning $50.00 Merchant-Credit Card Managers $215.18 Merv Edeker -Music At Park (Park Board) $75.00 Metro Brass -Music At Park (Park Board) $450.00 Mid American Energy-Gas & Electric $6,055.93 Mid-America Publishing Cr

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By MaTina Clark – NBXC Assistant Coach *We will be featuring one or more members of the North Butler Cross Country team weekly throughout the season. We have an outstanding group of athletes, and we want to share their talents and successes with the North Butler Community.

Angel Malfero - Sophomore Angel Malfero is in her first year as NBXC manager. She has a great attitude and is always smiling. Angel works hard to meet the needs of the team, and has been a great asset to our program this year. Angel is responsible and has a great attention for detail. We are happy Angel is part of our team, and we look forward to her working with us in the future!

Caitlin Hyman – Sophomore Caitlin Hyman is in her second year of cross country. She had a great start last year, clocking her best time at 24 minutes, 34 seconds at the regional meet in Cedar Falls. This year, Caitlin has developed more strength as a runner, and has found a stride that looks almost effortless. Caitlin’s best run this season was 25:53 at the Top of Iowa Conference Meet last week at North Iowa Area Community College. Caitlin is a great supporter of NBXC. She works hard every day to improve herself, and to help the good of her team. Caitlin has a positive attitude and a great work ethic. We are extremely proud to have Caitlin on the team and we look forward to two more great years with her!

Eric Brehmer - Freshman Eric Brehmer is a newcomer to NBXC. That hasn’t stopped him from running on the varsity squad for every race this year, however. Eric’s best time of the season so far was at the Top of Iowa Conference Meet at NIACC, clocking a 19:49 for the 3.1 mile race. Eric is a quiet member of our team, yet he is always watching and learning. He works hard to improve himself at every practice, and he is determined to do the same in meets. We can see Eric’s drive for greatness. We are excited to see what he will be able to accomplish in the future!

Dawson Clark – Seventh Grader Although this is Dawson Clark’s first year running cross country, he has been part of the team for most of his life. Dawson has had to make the adjustment from being the number one fan of NBXC, to being a runner on the team. Dawson has worked hard this year and ended his seventh grade season with a great run at the Top of Iowa Conference Meet last week. Dawson does a great job supporting his teammates of all ages. He has been known to be several different places along the course, cheering on his teammates. Dawson has a positive attitude about cross country, and encourages others to do well. We are happy to have Dawson running on the team this year and look forward to his future with NBXC!

Mitchell Staudt – Seventh Grader Mitchell Staudt is in his first year as NBXC manager. He does a good job getting the water ready for practice every day, and for being in charge of timing during the meets. Mitchell is very personable and does a great job assisting the coaches and team members when needed. We are excited to have Mitchell on our team, and we look forward to his long managing career with NBXC!

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By John Jensen GRUNDY CENTER — Bryce Flater ran for 252 yards and four touchdowns as Grundy Center kept its playoff hopes alive with a 55-0 victory at North Butler Friday. “Overall I was really pleased with the way our kids came out,” Spartan coach Brent Thoren said. The Spartans (5-3 overall, 4-2 in Class A, District 3) dominated every aspect of the game, rolling up 439 yards of offense while holding the Bearcats to 91 yards. North Butler did not pick up its initial first down until its second possession of the second half and had less than 20 yards of total offense at halftime. “We scored a lot of different ways, a lot of kids made a lot of plays and we’re starting to see the full aspect of our offense now,” Thoren said. “Bryce is obviously a big part of it but a lot of different kids stepped up on the offensive and defensive sides and that was good to see.” Grundy Center diversified its offense. Flater carried the ball a season-low 14 times while other backs combined for 23 carries. Spartan

quarterback Jake Bangasser also completed 5-of-7 passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Braidan Buhrow had three catches for 40 yards and a spectacular one-handed touchdown. North Butler struggled mightily in the first half, accumulating nearly three times as many yards in penalties (35) as it had offensive yards (12). The Bearcats found a few things that worked against Grundy Center’s junior varsity defense in the second half and finished with 91 total yards, including 55 through the air. Sophomore quarterback Kane Allison filled in for the injured Dalton Nelson and completed 7-of-15 passes. Brandon Trees and Sam Dolan paced the running game, combining for 63 yards. The Spartans scored the first seven times they touched the ball. Bangasser threw a 27-yard scoring pass to Drew Rathe for the first touchdown and Flayer ran 44 yards for the second. Rathe returned a Bearcat punt 75 yards for a touchdown and Flater’s 37-yard scoring

run made it 28-0 after one quarter. Two more Flater touchdowns and Buhrow’s touchdown grab on a pass down the right sideline gave GC a 48-0 halftime lead. Jared Krausman intercepted an Allison pass on North Butler’s second play of the second half and senior fullback Tim Knock scored on a 17-yard run two plays later. Grundy Center junior varsity players saw action the rest of the night, with Caleb Kuiper and Austin Knack combining for 62 yards. GC plays its final regular season game Friday at home against West Fork. If the Spartans win, they will then wait to see if they make the 2016 playoffs. North Butler (2-6, 1-5) wraps up its season at Mason City Newman Friday. Grundy Center 28 20 7 0 — 55 North Butler 0 0 0 0 — 0 Scoring Summary First quarter GC — Drew Rathe 27 pass from Jake Bangasser (Braidan Buhrow kick); 7-0 GC — Bryce Flater 44 run (Buhrow kick); 14-0 GC — Rathe 75 punt return (Buhrow kick); 21-0 GC — Flater 37 run (Burhow kick);


Second quarter GC — Flater 10 run (Buhrow kick); 35-0 GC — Flater 19 run (Kick failed); 41-0 GC — Buhrow 30 pass from Bangasser (Buhrow kick); 48-0 Third Quarter GC — Tim Knock 17 run (Buhrow kick); 55-0 Team totals GC NB First downs 20 4 Rushes-yards 37-356 25-36 Pass yards 83 55 Comp-Att-Int 5-7-0 7-15-1 Total offense 439 91 Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-yards 6-70 7-70 Punts-Avg. 1-31.0 6-34.2 Individuals Rushing – Grundy Center: Bryce Flater 14-252, 4 TDs; Tim Knock 6-44, 1 TD; Caleb Kuiper 6-32; Austin Knaack 9-30; Jordan Hook 1-0-; Drew Rathe 1-(minus 1); Team 2-(minus 1). North Butler: Brandon Trees 7-32; Sam Dolan 7-31; Rhett Lammers 3-14; Trae Ulrich 4-(2); Kane Allison 3-(13); Team 1-(26). Passing – Grundy Center: Jake Bangasser 5-of-7 for 83 yards, 2 TDs. North Butler: Allison 7-of-15 for 55 yards, 1 int. Receiving – Grundy Center: Braidan Buhrow 3-40, 1 TD; Rathe 1-27, 1 TD; Jared Krausman 1-16. North Butler: Clay Schultz 1-34; Jared Feldman 2-18; Dolan 3-4; Ulrich 1-(minus 1).

Bearcats fifth in TIC East MASON CITY – Tate Menne’s 16th place finish in the Top of Iowa East Conference race paced North Butler to fifth at the North Iowa Area Community College campus on Thursday, Oct. 13. Menne crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 00.9 seconds to lead the Bearcats as they scored 138 team points. Osage won the East and the overall individual champion was Reece Smith of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura out of the West. Completing team scoring for coach Kirk Clark’s boys’ team were Dylan Clipperton (26), Brett Marshall (31), Eric Brehmer (32) and Levi Lubben (33). The North Butler girls were eighth in the eight-team East field, led by

Kaylie Fox in 24:03.1. Megan Mooberry of Osage was the individual champion and led the Green Devils to the team title. Among the middle school conference race, eighth-grader Michael Hansen finished sixth overall with a time of 12:37 for a first team allconference honor. Another eighthgrader, Jeremy Shier, finished 20th in 13:35 as a second team all-conference runner. “Both of these guys have done a great job all year,” coach Clark said. The Bearcats head to Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls today (Thursday) to compete in the Class 1A regional cross country meet. The top-15 place finishers advance to the state cross country meet as well as the top three teams.


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2016 Top of Iowa East Conference Varsity Girls Team Scoring 1. Osage 38; 2. Mason City Newman 65; 3. West Fork 80; 4. St. Ansgar 104; 5. Nashua-Plainfield 116; 6. Rockford 165; 7. Central Springs 173; 8. North Butler 217. North Butler (217) – 31. Kaylie Fox 24:03.1; 43. Caitlin Hyman 25:53.7; 46. Karly Nederhoff 27:25.3; 47. Addyson Clark 27:49.1; 50. Abbie Wix 36:31.7. Varsity Boys Team Scoring 1. Osage 45; 2. Mason City Newman 50; 3. West Fork 53; 4. St. Ansgar 125; 5. North Butler 138; 6. Nashua-Plainfield 144; 7. Rockford 173. North Butler (138) – 16. Tate Menne 19:00.9; 26. Dylan Clipperton 19:28.2; 31. Brett Marshall 19:47.7; 32. Eric Brehmer 19:49.6; 33. Levi Lubben 19:50.7; 34. Colton Foster 19:54.8; 35. Thomas Anderson 20:06.1. JV Boys Team Scoring 1. GHV 23; 2. Eagle Grove 54; 3. Forest City 100; 4. Mason City Newman 106; 5. North Butler 125; 6. Osage 137; 7. West Fork 152.

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Bearcats complete perfect day at North Iowa volleyball tournament

BUFFALO CENTER – The North Butler volleyball team went 5-0 at the North Iowa tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15 to earn the team title. Wins for the Bearcats included matches against Mason City Newman, North Iowa, West Bend-Mallard, West Hancock and Estherville-Lincoln Central. “This was a great day for many reasons,” North Butler coach Bryan Tabbert said. “The coaching staff keeps reinforcing the idea of team goals and team victories. We were able to meet the goal of a tournament championship. “We had been close, placing at every tournament, including second at Belmond. The girls were able to put together a complete tournament today

and bring home the gold medals.” Tallying 24 total kills on the day was Nicole Heeren, who added five blocks, 17 digs and was 46-of-49 serving with 13 aces. Lauren Hawker totaled 34 assists throughout the tournament. Other leaders for North Butler in the tournament were 85 digs for libero Marcy Jacobs and 32-of-33 serving with seven aces by Darby Christensen. “The five wins put us above .500 and puts us one step closer to another goal of ours: finishing with a winning record,” Tabbert said. “This tournament really proved the depth and balance of our team. We played without Hallie Testroet and Taylor Salge, both of whom are senior starters. “Johanna Duffield filled in at right

side and led team in total blocks with six, while Lauren Hawker stepped in at setter and had a team-high 34 assists.” Tabbert also said that Heeren played well, with a career-high digs for a match with six against West Hancock. “Serving was a strong point for the whole team today,” Tabbert said, “with several girls serving more than 93 percent for the tournament. Back row play also looked great today. “The teams we played all brought different looks offensively, but the girls adjusted to cover tips and pushes while handling power attacks as well.” Match scores: North Butler def. MC Newman 21-13, 21-12; North Butler def. North Iowa 21-11, 18-21, 18-16; North

Butler def. West Bend-Mallard 21-11, 217; North Butler def. West Hancock 2114, 21-13; North Butler def. EsthervilleLincoln Central 21-17, 12-21, 15-10. North Butler Tournament Statistics Kills – Nicole Heeren 24, Darby Christensen 22, Emy Osterbuhr 21, Kayla Siemens 16, Makayla Hauser 10, Johanna Duffield 5, Marcy Jacobs 3, Cassidy Staudt). Blocks – Duffield 6, Heeren 5, Osterbuhr 3, Hauser 2. Digs – Jacobs 85, Siemens 50, Christensen 30, Madi Pleas 27, Lauren Hawker 20, Heeren 17, Osterbuhr 9, Hauser 4, Duffield 2, Sarah Goodrich 2. Assists – Hawker 34, Pleas 22, Hauser 18, Duffield 8, Jacobs 5, Christensen 3, Osterbuhr, Siemens. Serving – Morgan Arjes 1-1; Christensen 32-33, 7 aces; Siemens 54-57, 3 aces; Heeren 46-49, 13 aces; Hawker 21-22, 6 aces; Hauser 27-30, 3 aces; Jacobs 26-29, 3 aces; Duffield 1-2.

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New Christian Fiction “A LOVE TRANSFORMED” by Tracie Peterson… Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara Vespers returns to her uncle’s ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy. As she tries to find that feeling again, she encounters a suitor from her past and is soon followed by her brother-in-law, who will stop at nothing to bring her back to the family business. “DEEP SHADOWS” by Vannetta Chapman… When a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology, Shelby Sparks and Max Berkman struggle to keep themselves and Shelby’s diabetic son safe in a world that is thrown into chaos. “THE COURTSHIP BASKET” by Amy Clipston… When the young man she loved for years leaves Rachel Fisher to date her best friend, she tries to keep her mind off of it by teaching at an Amish school for the developmentally disabled, where she meets Mike Lantz, who is caring for his young brother who is a student there. “MRS. LEE AND MRS. GRAY” by Dorothy Love… A Civil War tale inspired by the half-century relationship between the wife of Robert E. Lee and her slave housekeeper describes the common ground that established their bond and their respective experiences as a war refugee in an increasingly strong Confederacy and a black woman dreaming of freedom. “MATTIE’S PLEDGE” by Jan Drexler… When she moves with her family to an Amish settlement in Indiana, Mattie Schrock is happy to reconnect with

her old friend Jacob Yoder, but then she meets an Englisher who tempts her with dreams of adventure in the West. “JUST A KISS” by Denise Hunter… Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend, Paige, are complicated when an IED leaves him as an amputee with shaken confidence, and his family arranges for Paige to help care for him as he recovers. “ALL SUMMER LONG” by Melody Carlson… When chef Tia D’Amico moves to San Francisco to help her aunt turn an old luxury yacht into an upscale restaurant, she is delighted to be reunited with childhood crush Leo Parker, only to discover that he is engaged. “AN UNBROKEN HEART” by Kathleen Fuller… Following a long physical rehabilitation, Joanna Schrock works to heal from the accident that took her parents, while Andrew Beiler tries to win her heart and help her deal with the guilt she has for surviving. “WHERE HOPE PREVAILS” by Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan… When Beth Thatcher returns to Coal Valley, she has much to be thankful for: her school is expanding, and she hopes to marry the man she loves in the spring. But soon, a new teacher who openly rejects God gives her cause for concern, as do new challenges in her relationship with Jarrick. “SEASONS IN PARADISE” by Barbara Cameron… When Sam Stoltzfus follows his older brother, David, in walking away from his Amish community, Mary Elizabeth becomes determined to find out why he left behind the chance for her love and bring him back into the fold in time for Christmas.

Allison Public Library Notes By Kelly Henrichs and Patty Hummel

North Butler’s Nicole Heeren goes up for a kill against H-D’s Ana Westhoff during the Hampton-Dumont Quad on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Hampton. (Kristi Nixon photo)


H-D 1-2 at home volleyball quad HAMPTON – Hampton-Dumont managed a lone win at its own home volleyball quadrangular on Tuesday, Oct. 11. After dropping its opening match against Class 2A No. 4 Lake Mills, 2624, 25-11, H-D won the middle match against North Butler in three, 25-15, 22-25, 15-10. Coach Dave Harms’ team then went on to drop its final match against Nashua-Plainfield 2517, 26-24. Prior to that night, the Huskies had lost eight in a row, including four at the H-D tournament the previous weekend. But N-P had momentum from defeating North Butler in three and looked fired up. Also at the previous weekend tournament, Hampton-Dumont libero Dakota Sliter recorded her 1,000th career dig. She posted 21 in the victory against the Bearcats and 21 more against Lake Mills. During the win over North Butler, Ana Westhoff put down a team-high six kills and was perfect on 11 serves with a pair of aces. The Bearcats were disappointed after coming off of a perfect 5-0 day at the North Iowa tournament to win the title at Buffalo Center the previous weekend. But fell to N-P in three, 26-24, 25-15, 17-15, and dropped the match to Lake Mills, 25-16, 25-11. Lake Mills is the only undefeated team left in the state of Iowa in the

regular season at 39-0. North Butler recorded 12 blocks in the three-match swing, including five for Nicole Heeren. Heeren had a big overall night at the net with 10 kills alone against the Huskies, 23 overall. Lake Mills 26-24 Hampton-Dumont 24-11 Kills – LM (Lexi Groe 10, Hailey Borgmeyer 6, Robyn Bowman 6, Mallory Wilhelm 4, Rylee Bowman 3, Ashley Groe 3); H-D (Carlee Bertram 3, Gabbie Tielke 3, Ana Westhoff 3, Jennie Barkema, Halie Dombrowski, Cassy Miller). Blocks – LM (Borgmeyer, L. Groe); H-D (Westhoff 3, Miller 2, Dombrowski). Digs – LM (Dana Baumann 11, Borgmeyer 9, Ro. Bowman 6, Sydney Dahl 6, Laura Knudtson2, Wilhelm 2, L. Groe); H-D (Dakota Sliter 21, Kaitlyn Hansen 13, Westhoff 6, Miller 6, Dombrowski 5). Assists – LM (Ro. Bowman 24, Baumann 4, Borgmeyer 2); H-D (Miller 7, Dombrowski 3). Serving – LM (Borgmeyer 18-18, 2 aces; Wilhelm 9-9; Dahl 7-7, ace; Ro. Bowman 7-7; La. Knudtson 6-6, ace; Baumann 3-3); H-D (Miller 7-7, ace; Sliter 7-7; Westhoff 5-6, ace; Hansen 5-6; Dombrowski 4-5; Tielke 4-5). Nashua-Plainfield 26-16-17 North Butler 24-25-15 Kills – NB (Nicole Heeren 10, Darby Christensen 6, Emy Osterbuhr 5, Makayla Hauser 4, Kayla Siemens 3, Madi Pleas 2); N-P (Sierra Fisher 7, Sydney Hansen 5, Liberty Fisher 4, Britney Holthaus 4, Morgan Kapping 2, Shaylee Hansen). Blocks – NB (Osterbuhr 2, Christensen, Heeren, Hallie Testroet); N-P (Kapping). Digs – NB (Marcy Jacobs 14, Christensen 9, Heeren 8, Siemens 7, Hauser 5,

Taylor Salge 4, Pleas 3, Testroet 2); N-P (Holthaus 15, Sy. Hansen 7, Miranda Crabtree 6, Brianna Bienemann 2, S. Fisher 2, Meghan Wright 2, Sh. Hansen). Assists – NB (Salge 9, Pleas 7, Hauser 5, Testroet 3); N-P (Sy. Hansen 16, Holthaus 3, Rylee Bonzer, Wright). Serving – NB (Heeren 15-15, 3 aces; Hauser 14-14, ace; Siemens 1313, 2 aces; Testroet 6-7, ace; Jacobs 4-7; Christensen 6-10, 3 aces); N-P (Holthaus 12-12; S. Fisher 10-10, 2 aces; Sy. Hansen 10-10, 2 aces; Wright 4-4; Bonzer 11-12; Sh. Hansen 6-7; Bailey Weiss 3-4). Hampton-Dumont 25-22-15 North Butler 15-25-10 Kills – NB (Darby Christensen 6, Nicole Heeren 6, Hallie Testroet 5, Emy Osterbuhr 4, Kayla Siemens 4, Makayla Hauser 2); H-D (Ana Westhoff 6, Halie Dombrowski 4, Cassy Miller 2, Gabbie Tielke 2, Dakota Sliter). Blocks – NB (Heeren 3, Testroet 2, Christensen, Siemens); H-D (Westhoff 3, Tielke 2). Digs – NB (Siemens 22, Marcy Jacobs 15, Madi Pleas 13, Christensen 12, Heeren 4, Osterbuhr 3, Taylor Salge 3, Testroet 3, Hauser 2, Morgan Arjes, Johanna Duffield); H-D (Sliter 21, Kaitlyn Hansen 10, Dombrowski 9, Westhoff 7, Carlee Bertram 5, Tielke 5). Assists – NB (Pleas 8, Salge 7, Testroet 5, Hauser 2, Duffield, Osterbuhr); H-D (Cassy Miller 8, Dombrowski 6). Serving – NB (Siemens 16-16, 3 aces; Heeren 9-9; Testroet 1-1; Christensen 10-11, ace; Hauser 8-9; Salge 1-2; Jacobs 1-3); H-D (Sliter 11-11, 2 aces; Westhoff 11-11, 2 aces; Hansen 10-10, ace; Tielke 3-3; Miller 9-10; Dombrowski 3-4, ace; Lea Montalvo 0-1). Lake Mills 25-25 North Butler 16-11 Kills – NB (Nicole Heeren 7, Darby

Christensen 3, Emy Osterbuhr 2, Kayla Siemens 2); LM (Lexi Groe 10, Hailey Borgmeyer 7, Ashley Groe 4, Rylee Bowman 3, Mallory Wilhelm 2, Teah Kesler). Blocks – NB (Makayla Hauser, Heeren, Osterbuhr, Siemens); LM (L. Groe 3, Borgmeyer 2). Digs – NB (Marcy Jacobs 5, Christensen 3, Siemens 3, Heeren 2, Hauser, Madi Pleas, Sydnie Slocum); LM (Dana Baumann 5, Robyn Bowman 4, Borgmeyer 3, Laura Knudtson 2, Ry. Bowman, Sydney Dahl, A. Groe, Kesler). Assists – NB (Taylor Salge 5, Pleas 3, Hallie Testroet 2, Hauser, Lauren Hawker); LM (Ro. Bowman 25, Dahl). Serving – NB (Hauser 5-5; Salge 4-4, ace; Siemens 4-4; Jacobs 2-2; Slocum 1-1; Heeren 7-8, ace; Christensen 3-4); LM (Ro. Bowman 14-14; Borgmeyer 10-10, ace; Wilhelm 7-7; La. Knudtson 6-6, ace; Dahl 8-9, 2 aces; Baumann 2-3). Nashua-Plainfield 25-26 Hampton-Dumont 17-24 Kills – N-P (Sydney Hansen 9, Shaylee Hansen 5, Morgan Kapping 3, Liberty Fisher 2, Britney Holthaus); H-D (Halie Dombrowski 2, Gabbie Tielke 2, Jennie Barkema, Kaitlyn Hansen, Dakota Sliter, Ana Westhoff). Blocks – N-P (Sh. Hansen, Kapping); H-D (Tielke 3). Digs – N-P (Holthaus 20, Sy. Hansen 9, Miranda Crabtree 7, Sierra Fisher 3, Meghan Wright 3, Brianna Bienemann 2, L. Fisher, Sh. Hansen, Kapping); H-D (Sliter 19, Cassy Miller 15, Westhoff 7, Tielke 6, Dombrowski 4, Bertram 2, Kiara Donaldson 2, Barkema, Lindsey Milbrandt). Assists – N-P (Sy. Hansen 10, Holthaus 8, Wright); H-D (Miller 3, Dombrowski 2). Serving – N-P (Crabtree 10-10; S. Fisher 9-9, 2 aces; Holthaus 7-7; Sh. Hansen 4-4; Sy. Hansen 12-13, ace; Wright 6-7); H-D (Miller 13-13, 3 aces; Westhoff 10-10; Sliter 7-7; Hansen 2-3; Dombrowski 1-3; Tielke 0-1).

NEW RELEASES: “WOMAN OF GOD” by James Patterson . . . Scrutinized as the world’s first woman papal candidate, Brigid Fitzgerald, a doctor on the front lines in Sudan, reflects on her difficult childhood and a series of trials that have tested her faith before a high-stakes battle compels her to convert her enemies to her cause. “KILLING THE RISING SUN” by Bill O’Reilly . . . Portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between the forces of General MacArthur and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity’s deadliest weapon and President Truman’s impossible choice. “THE KEPT WOMAN” by Karin Slaughter . . . Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton look into the murder of an ex-cop whose body was found at an abandoned construction site, an investigation that uncovers links to Will’s troubled past. “THE LIFE SHE WANTS” by Robyn Carr . . . Following her husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton returns to her California hometown where she endures an uneasy reunion and endeavors to make amends with her estranged friend Riley Kerrigan, who betrayed Emma as a teenager. “THE AMISH FIREFIGHTER” by Laura Hilton . . . Abigail Stutzman thought it was bad enough being dropped at the nearest bus station and sent to live several states away with some relatives she’d never even heard of, much less met. But now, just a week after her arrival in Jamesport, Missouri, she finds herself at the scene of an intentional barn fire. And all fingers are pointed at her. “MANITOU CANYON” by William Kent Krueger . . . Investigating the disappearance of a camper in Minnesota’s vast wilderness, Cork struggles to set aside his superstitious fears about his daughter’s upcoming nuptials, only to become the latest victim in a missing persons case. “INDISCREET” by Mary Balogh . . . Longing for diversion while visit-

ing his brother, the Viscount Rawleigh propositions young widow Catherine Winters, and the shocked lady finds her virtues challenged by her budding feelings for the rakish lord. “WHEN A SECRET KILLS” by Lynette Eason . . . Investigative reporter Jillian Carter has come home to help put a killer behind bars, but unfortunately, the killer, Senator Frank Hoffman, plans to put her six feet under first. In memory of Bessie Backer. “HAPPY EVER AFTER IN CHRISTMAS” by Debbie Mason . . . In Christmas, Colorado, deputy Jill Flaherty, developing a serious case of spring fever, is determined to make her long-time crush, former pro hockey player Sawyer Anderson, notice her by any means necessary.  FOR YOUNG READERS: “FAIRY’S GOT TALENT” by Suzanne Selfors . . . When Justine Dancer is looking for a fairy to audition for a part in her new play, Faybelle Thorn is not interested until she finds out the role is that of a wicked fairy queen. “PRINCESS! FAIRY! BALLERINA!” by Bethanie Deeney Murguia . . . When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It’s the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending.  “OLD MACDONALD HAD A TRUCK” by Steve Goetz . . . Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a...TRUCK?! With a DIG DIG here and a SCOOP SCOOP there, this classic folk song just got revved up! Beloved machines—the excavator, dump truck, bulldozer, and more—will have the vehicle-obsessed of all ages reading and singing along. “THE MOON’S ALMOST HERE” by Patricia MacLachlan . . . The moon’s almost here. Robin sings in her nest. Babies fly back to her, ready to rest. Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed in this lyrical picture book.


14 • Thursday, October 20, 2016

• Butler County Tribune-Journal •

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

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Clover meeting for Free camping at grades K-3 set Wilder Park, Allison, Join Butler County 4-H for the first Continued from page 1 Clover Patch meeting of the year! All 27—29 Dumont Halloween Book Fair returning to Oct. In appreciation for the many people children in kindergarten through third North Butler who camped at beautiful Wilder Park grade are invited to come learn about activities The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to North Butler Elementary! It will be held the nights of Parent-Teacher Conferences, Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Debit and credit cards are accepted, as well as cash and checks. Online shopping is available also at www. Just find the North Butler Elementary School. Any orders will ship to your classroom teacher once

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• Butler County Tribune-Journal • 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-self-determination 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,” Wood-

son-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

Thursday, October 20, 2016 • seeing her own photo on the wall. 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. be-

cause 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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2016 Butler County Kid Fest held

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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) also have customized balloon animals among the local agencies and organiza- WestOne for the paper products; to created just for them. After the ac- tions that serve families with children, those who shared resource information tivities, the participants were served a as well as the community support that and provided activities for the children; to the Butler County Fair Board for allunch that consisted of hot dogs, chips, is received. Special thanks goes to the Butler lowing the use of the Butler County cookies, malts and bottled water. Once again, Butler County Visions of County Visions of Well-Being Group Fairgrounds for the event; and to the Well-Being group members heard lots members for their help in planning and community volunteers (local adults and of positive comments from families organizing the event; to the Together students from North Butler and Clarksduring the event. 4 Families-Community Partnership ville) who helped register participants, Butler County Visions of Well-Being for Protecting Children for providing took pictures during the event, assisted President, Shawna Lebeck, comment- financial support; to J&C Grocery for with the completion of participant sured that the event has continued to be a the cookies; Mary Johnson of Clarks- veys, distributed door prizes and served success as a result of the collaboration ville for malt machine rental, to Mid- 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.

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partments fought the fire until shortly after 5 a.m., so about four hours; emergency management was also on scene for that duration. Clarksville Fire Chief Jon Myers was 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.

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.

J & C Grocery Stores to see product changes in future

Affiliated Foods Midwest, the grocery supplier for J & C Grocery since 1990, has merged with Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG). The merge will be official on Monday, Oct. 24. The ShurFine label and products are going to be replaced with the Best Choice label and products. Best Choice offers customers the best quality for the best price, and items are equal to or better than the national brand quality. The Best Choice brand products are priced lower than the leading national brands because they don’t carry the advertising and promotional costs that the national brands have. The stores are always looking for new products that meet or

exceed their standards. Adding new Best Choice products will be an ongoing process to improve the program and meet customer’s needs. The Clear Value and Valu Time products and label are going to be replaced with the Always Save label and products. This brand is an economic alternative for customers who want the best price with consistent quality. J & C Grocery would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. They are both nervous and excited for the change and overall feel it is best for them and for anyone that shops with them. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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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 Services-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

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