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Driving distractions get Iowa lawmakers’ attention DES MOINES (MCT) – A public safety officer came to the Legislature Wednesday armed with statistics related to inattentive driving, but it was unclear whether lawmakers are willing to move beyond the current balance between safety concerns and individual freedom this session. Patrick Hoye, chief of the Iowa Governor’s Transportation Safety Bureau, spent a half hour 26 DEATHS detailing the dangers of occured on distracted driving, noting there were 7,357 crashes Iowa roadthat resulted in 3,450 in- ways between juries and 26 deaths on 2003 and Iowa roadways between 2012 because 2003 and 2012. of distracted As a risky behavior, the National Highway driving. Traffic Safety Administration now says driving a vehicle while texting is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, Hoye told members of the Senate Transportation Committee. He noted that at any daylight moment across America, about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving and that texting is particularly dangerous because it entails all three types of distractions that reduce the driver’s vision, takes an operator’s

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More than 10 poets took the stage in front of a packed house to read and sing original work during a Creston:Arts poetry slam Dec. 6 at Adams Street Espresso.

Creativity grows community Creston:Arts focuses on community projects in 2014 ■

By SARAH BROWN CNA staff reporter

For Creston: Arts, each year brings more success than the last. “It was really excellent in 2012. It was really formative,” said Creston:Arts Secretary Brian Zachary. “In 2013 we had some really mature shows and 2014 will be even better.” Better, bigger, more Fundraising will be a major focus for the Creston:Arts council members in 2014. Currently, the council is seeking out space for an art center, where volunteer instructors and staff will offer creative classes this summer for the community. Some potential courses are textile design, papercraft, ceramics, photography, painting, sewing, fiber art and digital art. “We are really excited about it,” said Zachary. In addition to funding, Zachary said Creston:Arts will only be able to pull off events, art programs and extended gallery hours with additional volunteers. No experience is necessary. “They only need to be enthusiastic,” he said.

Zachary also mentioned, any creative person interested in teaching their craft to the community is welcome to discuss that opportunity with the arts council. Making Creston pop Creston:Arts President Blake Fry-Schnormeier is most looking forward to Elm Street mural project, which he hopes to start this spring with the help of community volunteers. The beautification project consists of painting a mural of a historic timeline of Creston on two retaining walls on south Elm Street, north of Highway 34. Fry-Schnormeier would like to see more public art in Creston and hopes to complete a number of mural projects throughout the town in the future. “We have Amtrak that goes through here a few times a day, and we need to think about what outsiders think about when they see our town,” he said. Fry-Schnormeier said the mural project is something anyone can get involved with. “It’s a great way for the community to get involved,” he said. “I think, anytime you get the community together to make small things, collaborate or come together only adds to the quality of life of our Please see ARTS, Page 2

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Creston High School Art Teacher Bailey Fry-Schnormeier, right, and Creston:Arts volunteers chalk a logo and an American flag on the sidewalk in front of First National Bank on Adams Street during Chalk the Town, a community art event held July 5.

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DES MOINES (MCT) – Don’t expect to see any legal hand-to-fin combat in Iowa anytime soon. A Senate Natural Resources and Environment subcommittee Wednesday put the kibosh on a bill that would have required the state Natural Resource Commission to allow catfish to be taken by hand fishing. “I don’t think this is going to go anywhere,” said subcommittee chairman Sen. Chris Brase, D-Muscatine, after hearing concerns raised by a state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expert who said most Iowa catfish anglers likely would oppose an activity that could cause local shortages of trophy-size fish. Joe Larscheid, chief of the DNR’s fisheries bureau, said hand fishing – also called noodling, grabbling, hogging or tickling – usually involves catching large blue or flathead catfish by cornering them in a hole or cavity along a river or stream bank, and inserting a hand into the fish’s mouth in order to pull it off a nest of eggs and harvest it.

Where: The Lobby Bar, 301 W. Adams St. When: Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to join Creston:Arts volunteers for live music, art, food, drink and a silent auction of work by local artists.

“Our idea is to paint a historical timeline of Creston starting with prairie grasses, an old windmill, stage coach, which lead to a rural farm scene ... incorporate the roundhouse and other historical places in Creston. The future might include a futuristic new-style windmill and other things that represent agriculture with balloons floating in the background.” — Blake Schnormeier, regarding what Creston:Arts will be painting on the white retaining walls on Elm Street.

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Deaths Loretta Eckels Murray

Loretta Eckels, 73, of Murray died Jan. 21, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Funeral s e r v i c e s Eckels will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Osceola. Interment will be in Murray Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Murray Schools Dollars for Scholars. Loretta Anna (Knoll) Eckels, daughter of to Rudolph and Norma Knoll, was born Sept. 17, 1940, on a farm in Percy, Ill. On Jan. 6, 1963, Loretta

married Gary James Eckels and moved from her home in Loveland, Colo., to Murray. Loretta was a nurse at Clarke County Hospital and later an educator. Loretta is survived by her husband; children, Mike (wife Jodee) of Murray, Susan (husband Rick) of Norwalk and Andy (wife Chandra) of Murray; grandchildren, Katie (Brian Jennett) of Iowa City, Darin (Ashleigh Neal) Eckels and Corey Eckels, all of Murray, Elyse and Cole Rice, Marcus and Rachel Johnson, all of Norwalk, and Addison, Rileanna and Trevor Eckels, all of Murray; brother Roy (Eileen) Knoll of Arizona; sisters, June Steele of Colorado and Nadine Meyer of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, James and Gertrude Eckels; and brothers-in-law, Stephen Eckels, Kenny Goeltl, Pat Steele and Vic Meyer.

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hands off the wheel and takes a driver’s mind off the task of driving. “Distracted drivers endanger not only themselves and their passengers but everyone else on the road and any bystanders,” he said. Hoye said the top legislative priority voted by the Joint Public Safety Board – comprised of firefighters, peace officers, state troopers, sheriffs, deputies and others – is to address distracted driving and a primary texting law. Officials with the state Department of Public Safety officials say distracted driving is a growing concern and they plan to push this session for ways to strengthen enforcement of state laws designed to keep motorvehicle operators focused on their responsibilities while occupying the driver’s seat. Currently, Iowa law bans texting for all drivers and bars teenagers operating vehicles under restricted or intermediate licenses, as well as instructional or school permits, from using cellphones or electronic devices while driving. The violation is a simple misdemeanor punishable by a $30 scheduled fine, although there are enhanced fines and licensure sanctions for texting violations involving an accident that caused property damage, serious injury or death ranging up to $1,000 and a 180-day license suspension. The current Iowa law — which bars a person from using a hand-held electronic

communication device to write, send or read a text message while driving a motor vehicle — is only enforceable as a secondary action when a peace officer stops or detains a driver for a suspected violation of another motor vehicle law. Committee chairman Sen. Tod Bowman, D-Maquoketa, called distracted driving a “big, big problem.” But Sen. Jeff Danielson, D-Waterloo, who was floor manager when the Senate debated the texting ban, said there was a resistance to giving law officers too much discretion in deciding what constitutes a distracted-driving violation and he believes that tension still exists. “There are a lot of gray areas,” said Danielson. “I think if we could get a broad distracted driving statute and address some of the concerns about discretion and the penalties that come after that, I think it’s worth a conversation.” However, he said the last legislative debate was not able to balance the loss of rights versus the public safety aspects of restricting inattentive behavior. “I think that’s still going to be a part of that discussion,” Danielson said. “We need to be careful that that discretion doesn’t trample the basic rights. That’s always the tension in that argument.” Comments: (515) 2437220; ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Distributed by MCT In-

Heart health lunch and learn to be held in Greenfield GREENFIELD — Adair Count Health System is sponsoring a Heart Health Lunch and Learn noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the education room at Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. The event is free. Presentation will include Jan Morgan, RN from Cardiac Rehab at Adair County

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Creston Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Joe Latus, right, presents a $355 check to East Union Special Olympics participants. Checks for $355 were also delivered to Southern Iowa Resources for Families (SIRF) and South Central Area Special Olympics. Donations were from the Tootsie Roll drive. Contributed photo

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residents.” Community buy-in and involvement is important to the Creston:Arts council. “When you put up a mural you really do need to get the community involved, because it is their space,” said Fry-Schnormeier. “By creating a simple enough mural, anybody can help out. It creates that sense of community ... of belonging. That’s something everyone needs.”

Get involved with Creston:Arts Creston:Arts volunteers are not required to have any experience — only an interest in the arts, community and a level of enthusiasm. A number of volunteer opportunities are available: gallery gaurds, event “staff” and helping with community art projects, such as “Chalk the Town” in July. Creston:Arts hosts 12 month-long shows a year featuring local and re-

gional artists. The public is invited to gallery openings — a free event — on the first Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m at the gallery in the restored Creston Depot, 116 W. Adams St.

For more information on Creston:Arts and how to get involved, follow Creston:Arts on Facebook or contact Brian Zachary at bczukowski@yahoo. com.

ing to DNR officials. Larscheid said statewide catfish populations are healthy and not likely hurt by hand fishing, but the effects on local fisheries could be substantial. “Catfish are the No. 1 sport fish in Iowa,” Larscheid said. “Our data shows that people go after them big time.” Sen. Rich Taylor, DMount Pleasant, said he proposed the bill because for a time hand fishing was legal in Missouri on an experimental basis (until 2006) and it didn’t make sense to him that something legal on one side of a border river would be barred on the other side of

the same river. “It’s a sport. It’s legal in quite a few other states,” he told the subcommittee members, confiding to them that he had done it himself in the past. “I really see no down side to it. There are plenty of fish in the water for everybody.” However, DNR officials said many anglers do not view hand fishing as a fairchase method, likening it to “spotlighting” deer, baiting turkeys or hunting from a vehicle. They told committee members that the NRC has the ability under Iowa law to use the administrative rule-making process for a public process to al-

low hand fishing of catfish if Iowa anglers want to pursue that sort of harvest. Sen. David Johnson, ROcheyedan, opposed the measure and asked DNR officials if it was “a form of hand to fin combat – something that they affirmed. Sen. Amanda Ragan, D-Mason City, said she wanted more public input on the topic before moving the issue farther in the legislative process. Comments: (515) 2437220; ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a total of 37 states have blue or flathead catfish and of those 13 currently allow some type of hand fishing. The activity is the subject of a number of YouTube videos and reality TV features. Hand fishing for catfish species and other game fish is prohibited in Iowa due to concerns over the potential for the activity to negatively impact local catfish populations. Handfishing is permitted for nongame species such as carp, buffalo, suckers, gar, dogfish and others, accord-

Pew survey shows sharp partisan divide on combating inequality WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly agree that the income gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in recent years, but they are divided sharply by party when asked what, if anything, the government should do about it. Roughly two-thirds of Americans, regardless of party, agree that the income gap has increased in the last 10 years, compared with about 1 in 4 who believe the gap has stayed the same, according to a new Pew Research Center survey done with USA Today. In this case, public opinion accurately reflects reality: Almost one-quarter of the nation’s income in 2012 went to the richest 1

percent of families, those with incomes of about $400,000 a year or more — the largest share since the 1920s, according to researchers at University of California, Berkeley. On a related question, 60 percent of those surveyed said the “economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy” while 36 percent said the system is “generally fair to most Americans.” An overwhelming majority of Democrats and a large majority of independents said government should do something about inequality. Two-thirds of Democrats said the government should do “a lot” to reduce the income gap. By contrast, among Repub-

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port government action against both inequality and poverty. Republicans are more likely to see the economic system as generally fair — although they are divided on that question — and only 45 percent support any government action to reduce the income gap between the rich and the rest of the population. Though skeptical about government action that appears aimed at the rich, Republicans are more likely to support government action against poverty, although many of them doubt it does much good. ——— ©2014 Tribune Co. Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Union County Board of Supervisors special session, 9 a.m. Friday, Union County Courthouse boardroom. Revised agenda includes: 9 a.m. Steve Akes, county engineer: discuss fiscal year 2014-15 budget request; 10 a.m. budget work session. —————— Creston Park and Recreation Board, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, meal site, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: agreement for services between the city of Creston and Southern Iowa Council of Governments; discuss hotel motel tax; upcoming events: bowling tournament, comedy show and concert.


Jacob Jeffrey Fry, 31, 319 N. Jarvis St., was charged with child endangerment 12:14 a.m. Jan. 4 at 405 W. Lucas St. According to a Creston Police report, Fry had custody or control over a minor three-year-old child. During the time the minor was in the care of Fry, Fry acted in a manner that created a

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For the record substantial risk to the child’s mental health or safety by repeatedly throwing the child into a wall and onto the floor. Fry’s actions caused serious injuries to be inflicted upon the child consisting of bruising and swelling of the chest area and marks on the side and neck area. The child suffered a broken collar bone, as well as other injuries during the incident. Fry made no attempt to obtain medical attention for the child after the incident. Fry was being held on $10,000 bond. —————— Paul Longfellow, 24, of Corning was charged with operating while intoxicated 2:42 a.m. Saturday in the 500 block of North Mulberry Street. According to a Creston Police report, officers conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Ram truck for going 44 in a 25 miles per hour zone. Officers spoke with Longfellow, the driver, and noticed he had trouble finding correct insurance and identification. Officers repeated several times what they needed from him. Of-


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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse boardroom. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Union County Genealogy Society, 6 p.m., Gibson Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome to attend. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.



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OPINION ‘Frozen’ is back in town

Not only is the movie “Frozen” coming back to town this weekend, but the weather also has the same heading. I didn’t get to see the movie the first time around. So, I’ll be one of the folks out seeing the movie at the Strand Theatre this weekend. You can see “Frozen” on Saturday and Sunday and “Saving Mr. Banks” the rest of the time. “Saving Mr. Banks” is a wonderful film. It’s more for the mature audience, not young kids. “Frozen” was the fourth highest grossing movie of 2013 with more than $600 million in ticket sales. The soundtrack for the movie is also No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It is movie weather. A nice warm bucket of popcorn makes it even better.

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Bowling The McKinley Park bowling tournament is Saturday, Feb. 1. If you would like to bowl, there are still a few spots left. Contact the parks department at the City of Creston at 782-2000 ext. 2 if you would like to have a team for this fun event. Comedy The annual McKinley Park comedy night dinner is also coming up in March. The dinner always features a nice, smoked prime rib dinner and a couple of good comedians. Tickets will go on sale this coming week.

YMCA The annual spring home and garden show at the YMCA in March will feature Jerry Kluver — the plant specialist from Hy-Vee. If you need a a little growing advice for your plants, Jerry is your man. You can catch Jerry on TV giving out advice every Friday night. Super Bowl It is kind of interesting that the Super Bowl this year is featuring the two teams from the states that just legalized marijuana. Both Washington and Colorado passed the law that you can now buy marijuana just like buying a six pack of beer. I’m sure the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are on a real “high” after getting to the big game. My guess for this year’s winner is the Denver Broncos.

Pro Bowl The NFL is having a fantasy football pro bowl this year. Last night, Jerry Rice and “Prime Time” Deion Sanders picked their teams out of all the pro bowl choices — no AFC verses NFC anymore. The only good thing about the pro bowl is that it is played in Hawaii. The game is more for fun than a serious game. I would not be surprised the game is done away with sometime in the near future. Olympics There are still plenty of tickets left for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I’m not sure how good the security will be, so if you are going you may want to take along your bullet/bomb proof vest! I think I’ll just watch it on TV this time. Stephani Next week is the last week for

retiring managing editor Stephani Finley. We have enjoyed having Stephani all these years. She is always a lot of fun and pretty easy to tease. I know she will miss all those deadlines and her favorite projects like Progress and the St. Malachy tab! Her and Dick (her husband) are retiring to the big city of Cromwell. We are having retirement reception 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 if you would like to come wish Stephani a happy retirement. We’ll even have a cookie or two if you attend. Best of luck on your retirement and trying to keep Dick in line! Thought for the week: “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” — Congressman Everett Dirksen

Hillary Clinton led all other presidential contenders HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Hillary Clinton led all other presidential contenders by a wide margin in a Gallup Poll out Tuesday. Her election is by no means guaranteed. With two Blue States legalizing pot and more states on the way, Democrats are worried they might not get up in time to vote. Beyonce sang at Michelle Obama’s fiftieth birthday party at the White House Saturday attended by dozens of stars. They partied long after midnight. This explains why the next morning that the president expanded Obamacare to cover the cost of tomato juice and vodka. The White House announced the news Tuesday that President Obama will fly to Rome for a personal audience with Pope Francis in two months. Everybody agrees the time is right. Pope Francis has been pope for almost a year, it’s about time he got to meet the Savior. The Weather Channel reported a snowstorm hit the Eastern Seaboard Saturday. Roads were so packed with snow and ice that nobody could get out of New Jersey. Chris Christie swears he had had nothing to do with the snowstorm, then asked that his attorney be present. Senator David Vitter said he’ll run for governor of Louisiana Monday. His wife forgave him for dallying with the Washington Madam’s hookers a few years ago. The sex is no big deal, paying prostitutes is just something lawmak-

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ers do to spiritually attract new donors. A Mayo Clinic study says today’s mothers are lazier than last generation’s mothers. The iPhone makes them more sedentary. The good news is, if you can’t remember what time you promised to pick up the baby sitter, you can call the NSA and they will play it back for you. Vladimir Putin said NSA leaker Edward Snowden is free to attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi. NBC Sports should hire him to report. During the profiles, Ed Snowden can tell viewers in detail the private texting, Facebook and phone relationships each competitor is in. President Obama defended the NSA data collection program he campaigned against six years ago. His supporters feel betrayed. When Obama promised the American people complete and total transparency, nobody thought he was talking about collecting our X-rays. President Obama proposed privacy safeguards against the NSA program that collects phone data from Americans Friday. It’s all good. NSA agents do not use the data it collects against the president’s political opponents, that’s the IRS’s job and they’re in a different union.

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Heal thy selfie The Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year is “selfie.” This means a self-portrait, usually taken on a phone to post online or send to friends, a purely narcissistic act unless it’s a lecherous politician photographing secret parts of himself to woo interns or secretaries. Then it’s more purposeful and disgusting. I’m wondering where the Oxford Dictionary was when children played the game of Jacks and progressed from “onesies” to “twosies” instead of incessantly photographing themselves in weird postures. Why is “selfies” more significant? At one time, all God’s children played Jacks. The language has embraced technology to such an extent that the original meanings of words have been put on a high shelf. Words like “windows,” “mouse,” “text,” “web,” even “friend” have second definitions we think of first. Technologically based gibberish and lazy-man acronyms rule. A lot of us are clueless when messages arrive peppered with abbreviated slang. LOL and BFF are two I know -- plus some profanity shorthand that I don’t think I can repeat in the newspaper. I’m not really sure. Maybe they can take the place of hyphens and s—. And imagine if you didn’t own a computer. I have at least four or five friends who do not as a matter of choice. The local television news, for instance, must be a total and mysterious disappointment with its invitations to view the rest

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of the story on a website or weigh in on issues by voting online. I vacillate between thinking I must get in the loop and ignoring it all. Will others be LOL at me for thinking “selfie” describes something former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders thought should be taught in school? I’ve found it is OK to miss a few techno baby steps. If you hesitate at all, you save yourself considerable expense and trouble. Most computer crazes, telephones and music gadgets have the shelf life of eggnog. It’s like jumping over a square in hopscotch. I’ll admit that until I opened the old-fashioned paper version of a newspaper that said “selfie” was the Word of the Year I’d never heard of it. Turns out I had seen plenty of “selfies” — I steadfastly refuse to drop the quotes; it’s not my word of the year, but had no clue there was a term. Do we now have to invent words for the subspecies? What is the word for group shots of tipsy teenagers clustered at a bar, baring their teeth and showing off their clothes? Is it “cutesy groupsies”? And how about middle-age people who think every adventure outside of the front

door deserves a photographic record? Is that “enough alreadies”? The old admonition about fool’s names and fool’s faces has gone the way of the buggy whip, since now the main social interaction takes place online, and by “online” I’m not talking a high-wire act. Perhaps I’m being too curmudgeonly, which is my bent. When the new Swinger cameras came along in my youth, we took plenty of bad photographs of one another, wavy pictures in which the black and white photo subject appeared to be walking on the bottom of the ocean. We saved them in scrapbooks, though I don’t remember a wide distribution of the same. A “tweet” was the domain of little birdies. This, too, shall pass. Something more amusing than taking photographs of one’s self surely will come along to occupy unimaginative minds. What rubs me wrong is when something with the perceived gravitas of The Oxford Dictionaries (plural now because of the online edition) lowers itself to get in the swing of things. The whole world blurs. *** To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit (c) 2013 Rheta Grimsley Johnson Distributed by King Features Syndicate

CHURCH Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Confession. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship. Monday, 1 p.m. Quilters.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.


AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; Keith Lorenz, associate pastor; 641-336-2409; website Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. Weednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 907 Grove Ave., Ken Rummer, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship services. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 901 Nodaway St., Andrew Bardole, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, Dan Lamgo, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. prayer service. MESSIANIC MISSION SEVENTH DAY, 405 11th St. Sabbath services, second and fourth Saturdays. Call 641-3223386 for time and place. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 800 17th St., Philip Ritter, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 504 Grove, Ave., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. youth group. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. religious education classes.


ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@; website www. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 417 Wyoming Ave., Karen Norton, lead pastor, 641782-4236, e-mail crestonrolag@ Friday, 6 p.m. movie night at the Norton home, snacks provided. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages; 10:35 a.m. morning worship, “Nehemiah 401”; 12:15 p.m. fellowship dinner celebrating January birthdays and anniversaries, turkey and noodles provided, bring vegetable or dessert; Acts 2 Journey Team meeting after dinner, be prepared to discuss the last section of the book; 6 p.m. small group meeting at the Norton home, “Change Before You Have To.” Tuesday, 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee Cafe, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring your coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. prayer time in the sanctuary; 7 p.m. Family Night activities; adult Bible study, “Hidden in Christ,” Colossians 3, sanctuary; CYOF, youth room, lower level. Thursday (1/30), 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee Cafe, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring your coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy L. Haynie, evangelist. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service; 7 p.m. J.O.Y. class adult study hour. Wednesday, 7 p.m. youth group at 216 N. Walnut St., adult group at the church. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. praise and inspiration, Darl Ferguson; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Darl Ferguson, presider; Phyllis O’Daniels, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: Today, 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; 6:30 p.m. Women’s Bible study at the home of Myra Spindler. Friday, 8:30 a.m. “Operation World” prayer meeting; 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible study in the church fellowship hall; 6 p.m. College and Career social at the home of Joe and Gay Lynn Owens. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study (all ages); 10:45 a.m. worship; noon monthly congregational business meeting. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. TeamKid/ youth group. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service with IRB Camp representatives Phil Betz and Dave Callison; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school hour; noon Dynamic Ambassadors carry-in lunch, fellowship hall; 2:30 p.m. Melody Makers choir practice; 4 p.m. Faithful Followers choir practice; 5 p.m. family worship service with IRB representatives Betz and Callison. Tuesday, 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Ladies Bible study, Chapter 8, “Anxious for Nothing”, Loy Christensen’s, 1000 N. Vine. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Triumphant Praise choir rehearsal (senior high); 6:30 p.m. AWANA clubs and junior high Trek; senior high youth group; and prayer meeting and Bible study. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Dianna Clark, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult and children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship/annual meeting; potluck after; No Sunday school; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Youth Confirmation class. Monday, 6 p.m. annual Deacon/Elder meeting at The Windrow. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt; 6:30 p.m. Christian Education meeting. Wednesday,

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CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Website: Sunday, 9 a.m. worship; 10 a.m. Sunday school.

UCC Congregational Church accepting donations for food pantry Greenfield

UCC Congregational Church is accepting donations of nonperishable items, including paper and personal hygiene products. Because of high demand for food and necessities, the church is asking for the public’s help for those in need. Items may be delivered to the First Presbyterian Church, 702 W. Prairie St., 8 a.m. to noon

Monday through Friday. The Presbyterian Church will deliver collected items to the UCC food pantry for distribution. The food pantry will be open Tuesday afternoons at UCC Congregational Church, 501 W. Montgomery, beginning Tuesday. For more information, call 782-5938 or 782-7314.

Methodist Church to host chicken dinner A fried chicken dinner will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St. Fried chicken with sal9 a.m. Revelations Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 7 p.m. choir practice. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Call 641-7822427 for a ride. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:15 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Communion serivce. Thursday, 12:05 p.m. United Methodist Men. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna and Tyrone Davis, 515-249-3364. Monday through Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m. prayer and worship. Today, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Women’s service. Friday, 7 p.m. Friday Night Fire service. Saturday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Men of Christ breakfast (first and third of month); noon Saturday Sack Lunch for Kids; 2 to 3:30 p.m. drama/dance practice for youth; 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday Night Live for youth. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening service. Monday, 5 p.m. Monday Night Meal. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. evening service. Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Intercessory prayer. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Saturday, 4 to 5 p.m. Confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Confession; 9 a.m. Mass. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m. worship service. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. congregation Bible study, ministry school and service meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo,” 417 Wyoming Ave. The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515-473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6 miles south on P27 (High and Dry Road), 1 mile west, one-fourth mile south, Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. worship. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920, Ben McIntire, pastor. Website: Blog: Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school and adult education; 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. annual

ads, desserts and drink will be served for a free-will donation. Meals may be taken to go. congregational meeting; noon potluck; 5:30 p.m. ALPHA course. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Quilters; 5:30 p.m. Endowment meeting. Wednesday, 10 a.m. Alter Guild meeting; noon Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class; 7 p.m. choir practice. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 9 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St., Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., the Rev. Jonathan C. Watt, pastor, 641782-5095, www.TrinityCreston. org. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Divine Service; 11 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes. Monday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study in fellowship hall; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. Confirmation classes. Thursday (1/23), 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor. Today, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. SIRF. Friday, 7 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. worship; annual meeting and potluck after. Monday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon Pastor Jim’s office hours; 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table. Wednesday, 8 a.m. TOPS.


CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship and Sunday school. Monday, 12:30 p.m. prayer group, sanctuary; 1 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Quilters.


UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652, Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service.


CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 107 W. Temple St., Brian Kleinschrodt, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 702 W. Ohio St. Stanley Price, branch president. Sunday, 10 a.m. sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school; 12:10 p.m. relief society, priesthood, young women and young men; 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. primary. For local information, contact Clinton Allen, (641) 3224494. COUNTRY ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH, at 202 E. Temple (old lumber yard), Mitch Green, pastor. Website: countryroadslenox. com. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4 miles north, 4 miles west of Lenox, Franklin Rogers, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. SALEM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4 miles north, 1 mile west of Lenox. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St., Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. First and third Sunday, youth fellowship. Wednesday, Evening Bible study.


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Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.


HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service with supervised nursery during church; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Third Thursday, United Methodist Women.


BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship services; 7 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for elementary ages; 7 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.


P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 10 a.m. annual meeting and potluck dinner. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.


PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., the Rev. Steven Wainwright. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship.

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SHANNON CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, Lila Dell Greene, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Tim Maxa, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave., the Rev. Richard Queener, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Help Center open.


PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.

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Visitor appreciation Dear Readers: When friends or family come to stay for a while, whether it’s for one night or several, are there certain things it would be NICE IF THEY DID? With the holidays over, the girls (yes, I call them my “girls,” and it’s OK with each of them) in Heloise Central were discussing overnight guests who are family or friends, etc. So, here are some of our favorite hints: • Laura said: “If it is a close family member, like my mother-in-law, visiting, I ask if she would prepare a favorite meal of my husband’s from childhood one night. My motherin-law loves having something to do, and it brings back memories for both her and my husband, while giving me a muchneeded night off!” • Shawna said: “After cooking meals, I love it when my guests offer to wash the dishes or load the dishwasher for me.” • Kate said: “I always take my host/ hostess out for a lunch/dinner (their choice), paid for by me when visiting, so it would be nice to be offered the same.” • T.A. said: “I’ve had people stay over for more than a couple of nights and then offer to go grocery shopping for me

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Horoscope Friday Jan. 24, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You will love talking to groups today, because it’s easy to get behind what you believe. Your enthusiasm definitely will enlist others to join your cause. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might come on too strong when talking to authority figures today. Nevertheless, you are prepared to say what you mean and mean what you say. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a great day to study anything, because you have lots of mental energy. You’re keen to discover new facts and broaden your intellectual horizons. Travel also will appeal. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You easily will defend your own interests in discussions about inheritances and shared property today. Not only will you stick up for yourself, you will do it eloquently! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Conversations with others are lively and dynamic today. This is just what you want, because you need intellectual stimulation right now. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You can accomplish a lot at work today, because you’re enthusiastic and energetic. In particular, you’re happy to be hands-on with something. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll enjoy mysteries and puzzles today. Sports events, movies, the theater and recreational diversions also are tops on the menu for you, because you want to have fun! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a great day for family discussions. For starters, family is your focus right now. Secondly, you’re enthusiastic about something, and you want to make your point. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’re keen to enlighten others today, which is why this is a good day to make a deal, or to sell, market or write. It will be hard for anyone to say “no” to you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Business and commerce are favored today. In particular, you will be able to persuade others to go along with your ideas. You might seek quick ways to boost earnings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You feel integrated and enthusiastic today, which is why you will

enjoy getting out there and talking to others. If you have a pet cause, today is the day to bang your drum. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Research of any kind will go well today because you have the intellectual energy and curiosity to go after what you want to find. Nothing will escape your fevered search. YOU BORN TODAY You enjoy being in the social buzz, because you are admired. People find you attractive. Sometimes as a response to

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Hawkeyes fall ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nik Stauskas started the quick flurry with a 3-pointer from the left corner, and that was followed by another familiar sight — a driving dunk by Glenn Robinson III. Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. Robinson added 14 points for the Wolverines, and Albrecht shined in his first career start, finishing with seven points, seven assists, four steals and no turnovers. The Wolverines (144, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten’s only other unbeaten team in conference play. Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa’s points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.

Drake wins CARBONDALE, Ill. — Aaron Hawley scored 19 points and Richard Carter added 12 as Drake snapped a five-game losing streak with a 57-54 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night. Desmar Jackson scored 15 points for the Salukis (6-14, 2-5 Missouri Valley). Tyler Smithpeters added 12 points as did Sean O’Brien, who also had 11 rebounds. Southern Illinois trailed 32-23 at the half and by 13 with 9:22 left in the game after Jordan Daniels was fouled and made three free throws. But Jackson led the Salukis back, scoring 11 points in a 17-4 run that tied the game at 52 with 59 seconds left. Aaron Hawley responded with a 3-pointer for Drake (11-8, 2-5) before Smithpeters’ basket made it 55-54 with 9 seconds left. Richard Carter sank two free throws for Drake with 8 seconds remaining and Dawson Verhines missed a 3-pointer for SIU to end the game.

Tanaka to Yanks NEW YORK — The Yankees spent much of 2013 scouting righthander Masahiro Tanaka in Japan. After seeing him go 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA, they came away convinced his stuff would translate to the major leagues. On Wednesday, before Tanaka had thrown a major league pitch, they confirmed their conviction by signing the 25-year-old starter to a seven-year contract. Tanaka’s deal is worth $155 million, his agent, Casey Close, confirmed to

AP surgery MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has opted to have surgery on his groin in the near future, a source told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Peterson met with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia Wednesday and it was determined that surgery was necessary. Meyers performed Peterson’s sports hernia surgery last offseason. Peterson was plagued by the groin injury for much of the second half.


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Two Spartans qualify for nationals in New York City at Dordt Invite By JAKE WADDINGHAM

CNA staff reporter • jwaddingham@crestonnews. com

SIOUX CENTER — Southwestern exploded out of the blocks to start its 2014 indoor track campaign, qualifying two individuals to the national championships in New York City during the Dordt Invitational here Saturday. This is the track team’s second year since its inception in 2013 under the helm of head coach Bill Huntington. He also helped start the cross country program at SWCC in 2006. “Saturday was a big moment for the future of Southwestern’s track and field program,” Huntington said. “Yes, we qualified a couple athletes to nationals and that is so great, but what I more excited about was the team support that was on display the whole meet. “We had young men and women standing on the side of the track cheering for each other all day,” he said. “I believe that is why we saw so many great performances and that is what made individuals qualifying for nationals a special moment for our whole team.” John Rivan, a freshman from Papua New Guinea, sped into the finals of the 55 meter dash, winning his heat in 6.55 seconds. The standard to qualify for the national championship is 6.54 seconds. Rivan came back in the finals and placed fourth, bet-

tering his time by 0.03 seconds — 6.52 seconds — and punching his ticket to New York City. He also placed 12th in the 200 meter dash and ran a leg of the 4x400 meter relay. A few hours later, sophomore Rayvonne Brown pulled away from the field in the 600 meter run to win his heat in 1:24.65, just under the national qualifying mark of 1:24.7. “I knew I could make it,” Brown said. “I wrote it in a calendar and reminded myself every night and morning that I would make it and I believed it.” Brown placed eighth overall for the Spartans in the 600 meter run and joined Rivan on the 4x400 relay. Brown said he is now setting new goals to try and help teammates qualify for the national meet. He also plans to focus on different events besides the 600 meter run to try to qualify in another event. Teammates Theo Piniau and Torian Parks provided top 10 finishes for the Spartans. Piniau took control of his heat in the final lap of the 400 meter dash, placing eighth. Parks just missed the finals for the 55 meter dash. He was clocked at 6.66 seconds and tied for ninth. Parks also finished ninth in the triple jump. Also performing well for the Southwestern men at the Dordt Invitational was former Nodaway Valley standout Jackson Shantz. He placed 10th in the 55 meter hurdles, crossing the line

IHSAA votes to keep nine-game football season BOONE — The Iowa High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control voted unanimously against reducing the high school football regular season from nine games to eight here on Wednesday. The Iowa Football Coaches Association had asked the IHSAA to consider the move to eight games because of safety concerns with the current playoff scheduling, where teams that make the quarterfinals are forced to play four games in 15 days. But, many athletic directors were concerned about eliminating a home game from the schedule every other year, drastically affecting activities budgets. A change was made to the playoff structure, however.

The Board of Control voted to eliminate the use of “sister districts” for organizing the 32-team brackets in each class prior to the beginning of the playoffs. In the new system, the IHSAA will release playoff pairing prior to each round. Each district will continue to be seeded 1 through 4, with most first-round playoff games still featuring a 1-seed hosting a 4-seed and a 2-seed hosting a 3-seed. But, the IHSAA will now have the ability to change those matchups as necessary, with the idea of eliminating as much travel as possible on a school night. The new football districts for the 2014-15 seasons will be announced today and will be published in Friday’s CNA sports section.

Area wrestling Mount Ayr meet MOUNT AYR — Southwest Valley defeated Mount Ayr and Van Meter, and Mount Ayr went 1-1 in double dual action Tuesday night.

SW Valley 39, Mount Ayr 24 170 — Sammy Richey (SWV) pinned Jeremy Vanbuskirk (MA), 1:50. 182 — Hayden Bayles (SWV) by forfeit. 195 — Zach Barton (SWV) pinned Logan Kelley (MA), 1:26. 220 — Scott Palmer (SWV) by forfeit. 285 — Joe Ricker (MA) pinned Isaac Huver (SWV), 1:37. 106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Double forfeit. 120 — Double forfeit. 126 — Logan Wood (SWV) dec. Dawson Knapp (MA), 3-2; 132 — Trevor Anderson (MA) by forfeit. 138 — Grant Staats (MA) pinned Evan Skelton (SWV), 2:25. 145 — Erik Freed (MA) pinned Spencer Calkins (SWV), :23. 152 — Tyler Bissell (SWV) pinned Cal Daughton (MA), 2:17. 160 — Kallan Schmelzer (SWV) pinned Jacob Beamgard (MA), 3:46. SW Valley 42, Van Meter 27 152 — Tyler Bissell (SWV) pinned Colton Golwitzer (VM), 2:47. 160 — Kallan Schmelzer (SWV) by forfeit. 170 — Sammy Richey (SWV) by forfeit. 182 — Hayden Bayles (SWV) by for-

feit. 195 — Zach Barton (SWV) pinned Grant Waller (VM), 1:30. 220 — Spencer Benton (VM) pinned Scott Palmer (SWV), :16. 285 — Isaac Huber (SWV) by forfeit. 106 — Double forfeit. 13 — Bailey Tuma (VM) by forfeit. 120 — Luke Costlow (VM) dec. Logan Wood (SWV), 8-5. 126 — Bray Watson (VM) by forfeit. 132 — Double forfeit. 138 — Chase Wyant (VM) pinned Evan Skelton (SWV), :52. 145 — Spencer Calkins (SWV) pinned Jeremy Frame (VM), 2:45. Mount Ayr 60, Van Meter 18 160 — Jacob Beamgard (MA) by forfeit. 170 — Jeremy Vanbuskirk (MA) by forfeit. 182 — Grant Waller (VM) by forfeit. 195 — Logan Kelley (MA) by forfeit. 220 — Spencer Benton (VM) by forfeit. 285 — Joe Ricker (MA) by forfeit. 106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Bailey Tuma (VM) by forfeit. 120 — Dawson Knapp (MA) pinned Luke Costlow (VM), 3:33. 126 — Trevor Anderson (MA) pinned Bray Watson (VM), 3:23. 132 — Jonathan Vanbuskirk (MA) by forfeit. 138 — Grant Staats (MA) by forfeit. 145 — Erik Freed (MA) pinned Chase Wyant (VM), 3:27. 152 — Cal Daughton (MA) pinned colton Golwitzer (VM), :22.

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Southwestern’s John Rivan, center, surges to the finish line in the 55 meter dash finals. He placed fourth overall, crossing the line in 6.52 seconds. Rivan’s time automatically qualifies him for the national championship meet in March.

in 8.35 seconds. For the Spartan women, Shammel Mangrum’s throw of 12.03 meters in the shot put placed seventh overall. The mark to qualify for nationals is 12.31 meters. “She is such a competitor,” Huntington said about Mangrum’s performance.

“All of our throwers have been putting a lot of time in the weight room to get stronger for late in the season.” Mangrum was a member of the Spartan volleyball team that placed fifth at the national championship tournament.

Teammate Rhecie Lee tied several other competitors for 10th place in the high jump. She also placed 21st in the 200 meter dash. The Spartans are back on the road next weekend for the Cornell Invitational in Mount Vernon. The first event is slated for 11 a.m.

Four Panthers No. 1 seeds at John Harris H-10 rival Clarinda brings three top seeds By LARRY PETERSON

CNA sports writer •

CORNING — Twotime defending champion Creston/O-M has four No. 1 seeds in the 59th annual John Harris Invitational Friday and Saturday in Corning. Topping their weight class in the 23t e a m e v e n t are Kruz Adamson (113 pounds), C h a s e Adamson Shiltz (145), Adam Baker (170) and Trevor Frain (182). Listed as a No. 2 seed is Panther 195-pounder Seth Maitlen. Seeded third are Spencer Wray (132), Tayler Pettit (160) and Kadon Hulett (220). Joey Huntington (138) and Brody Frain (106) are No. 4 seeds. Gavin Leith is expected to return to the Panther lineup at 152 pounds after a shoulder injury, and is listed as the fifth seed at 152. Mount Ayr has a No. 1 seed in Erik Freed at 138 pounds, and No. 2 seed Joe Ricker is one of three unbeatens in the heavyweight division. Jared Hensley of Bedford/Lenox is the No. 2 seed at 113 pounds. Kallan Schmelzer of host Southwest Valley is the No. 2 seed at 160 pounds. Teammate Zach Barton is seeded third at 182.

Last year The foundation for Cres-

ton/Orient-Macksburg’s dominating title run in 2013 was laid in the quarterfinal round. Leading Clarinda 35-28 after the first round, the Panthers zoomed ahead with nine wrestlers reaching the semifinal round. By the end of Friday’s second round, the Panthers had compiled 95.5 points. The next closest was Clarinda with 58.5. The Panthers, fueled by three champions and eight wrestlers placing fourth or better, racked up 222.5 points to finish 82.5 ahead of Hawkeye 10 Conference rival Clarinda, and 114 ahead of third-place Chariton. Among the new teams this year with several promising young wrestlers is New Hampton from northeast Iowa. The Chickasaws are coached by former Creston/O-M assistant coach Nick Hemann. New Hampton has one No. 1 seed in 106-pound sophomore Connor Cleveland. Pigtail round matches begin at 4 p.m. Friday with quarterfinals scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Action resumes with first consolation round at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue through with semifinals and consolation rounds until the placing matches for first, third and fifth places wrestled on three mats at the end of the day. On Friday admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Saturday’s admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students. Participating teams and number of top seeds in

parentheses are Atlantic, Bedford/Lenox, Central Decatur, Chariton, Clarinda (3), Clarke, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Creston/O-M (4), East Mills, Griswold, New Hampton (1), Missouri Valley, Mount Ayr (1), Nodaway Valley, Panorama (1), Red Oak, Riverside, Shenandoah (1), Southwest Iowa, Southwest Valley, Tri-Center (1), Wayne of Corydon (1), Winterset (1).

Top four seeds and any additional Creston/O-M entries: 106 — 1. Connor Cleveland, New Hampton, So, 30-1; 2. Britton Gibson, Winterset, Jr., 23-6; 3. Tatem Bluml, Riverside, Fr., 30-7; 4. Brody Frain, Creston/O-M, Fr., 17-10. 113 — 1. Kruz Adamson, Creston/O-M, Sr., 22-5; 2. Jared Hensley, Bedford/Lenox, Fr., 24-0; 3. Dakota Petty, Red Oak, Sr., 26-8; 4. Dawson Knapp, Mt. Ayr, Sr., 26-10. 120 — 1. Blake Luna, Clarinda, Sr., 24-1; 2. Christian Polley, Tri-Center, Jr., 26-1; 3. Dillion Cox, Atlantic, Sr., 32-3; 4. Christian Hilgenberg, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Sr., 19-6; 6. Wyatt Thompson, Creston/O-M, So., 23-12; 7. Dusten Reed, Bedford/Lenox, Jr., 30-2. 126 — 1. Mason Miller, Winterset, Sr., 15-1; 2. Darrian Schwenke, Atlantic, Sr., 33-1; 3. Tucker Bluml, Riverside, Jr., 26-10; 4. Nick Rounds, Missouri Valley, So., 12-3. Creston: Alex Fargo, Jr., 10-8. 132 — 1. Jake Johnson, Shenandoah, So., 32-7; 2. Jacob Jenkins, Winterset, Jr., 23-11; 3. Spencer Wray, Creston/O-M, Jr., 27-8; 4. Tanner Mertz, Red Oak, Jr., 27-6. 138 — 1. Erik Freed, Mt. Ayr, Sr., 35-3; 2. Tanner Poush, Chariton, Sr., 25-5; 3. Zach Evans, Coon Rapids-Bayard, So., 23-1; 4. Joey Huntington, Creston/O-M, So., 21-9. 145 — 1. Chase Shiltz, Creston/O-M, Fr., 32-4; 2. Reid Nichols, Atlantic, Jr., 33-7; 3. Josh McIlnay, Missouri Valley, Sr., 15-6; 4. Jaydn Erlandson, Nodaway Valley, Sr., 18-7; 7. Cal Daughton, Mt. Ayr, Fr., 22-10. 152 — 1. Luke Strong, Clarinda, Jr., 25-5; 2. Tyler

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WRESTLING: Continued from page 7A

Bedford meet BEDFORD — Bedford/ Lenox went 2-1 in quadrangular action here Tuesday, beating East Union and Clarinda Academy and falling to East Mills. Other East Union results were not available at press time.

Bedford/Lenox 54, East Union 9 145 — Double forfeit. 152 — Hunter Russel (B/L) pinned Austin Wagner (EU), 1:40. 160 — Brogan Kinyon (EU) dec. Zach Johnson (B/L), 13-7. 170 — Seth Willets (B/L) pinned Jake Moore (EU), :52. 182 — Cody Sleep (B/L) pinned Jacob Walter (EU), 3:08. 195 — Double forfeit. 220 — Zach McMillin (B/L) by forfeit. 285 — Jonathan Stewart (EU)

by forfeit. 106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Jared Hensley (B/L) by forfeit. 120 — Dusten Reed (B/L) by forfeit. 126 — Josh Mitchell (B/L) by forfeit. 132 — Sam McMillin (B/L) by forfeit. 138 — Trenton Barnett (B/L) pinned Dalton Wagner (EU), 1:37. East Mills 48, Bedford/Lenox 34 132 — Luke Stortenbecker (EM) pinned Sam McMillin (B/L), 3:47. 138 — Lane Stortenbecker (EM) pinned Trenton Barnett (B/L), 2:28. 145 — Hunter Russell (B/L) pinned Jonathan Kammering (EM), :59. 152 — Cavin Darnold (EM) pinned Zachary Marxen (B/L), :53. 160 — Zach Johnson (B/L) tech. fall Jacob Hummel (EM), 4:00. 170 — Colby Jennings (EM) pinned Seth Willets (B/L), :40. 182 — Colton Story (EM) pinned Spencer Payne (B/L), 1:12. 195 — Nick Perkins (EM) pinned Cody Sleep (B/L), :25. 220 — Zach McMillin (B/L) pinned Austin Hatcher (EM), 1:13. 285 — David Howell (EM) by forfeit. 106 — Ben

HARRIS: Christensen (EM) by forfeit. 113 — Jared Hensley (B/L) by forfeit. 120 — Dusten Reed (B/L) pinned Chandler Foss (EM), 1:41. 126 — Josh Mitchell (B/L) tech. fall Justin Formhals (EM), 17-1 (4:11). Bedford/Lenox 42, Clarinda Academy 33 138 — Trenton Barnett (B/L) by forfeit. 145 — Hunter Russel (B/L) pinned Cody Cushman (CA), 1:00. 152 — Zach Johnson (B/L) pinned James Pieper (CA), 1:46. 160 — Nathanial Osborne (CA) pinned Zachary Marxen (B/L), :46. 170 — Gavin Gremmel (CA) pinned Seth Willets (B/L), 1:35. 182 — Karon Pinson (CA) pinned Spencer Payne (B/L), :45. 195 — Bryan King (CA) pinned Cody Sleep (B/L), 2:38. 220 — Zach McMillin (B/L) pinned Bakari Fobbs (CA), :45. 285 — Lane Hall (CA) by forfeit. 106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Jared Hensley (B/L) by forfeit. 120 — Dusten Reed (B/L) by forfeit. 126 — Josh Mitchell (B/L) by forfeit. 132 — Cole Geltz (CA) dec. Sam McMillin (B/L), 10-7.

Continued from page 7A Nance, Chariton, Sr., 11-6; 3. Josh Hopkins, East Mills, So., 20-1; 4. Logan Namanny, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Jr., 17-9; 5. Gavin Leith, Creston/O-M, Sr., 10-4; 7. Jacob Beamgard, Mt. Ayr, Sr., 26-11. 160 — 1. J.J. Clark, Clarinda, So., 25-4; 2. Kallan Schmelzer, SW Valley, Sr., 23-2; 3. Tayler Pettit, Creston/O-M, Jr., 29-11; 4. Michael Kramer, New Hampton, Sr., 21-3.

3. Christian Lauritsen, Clarinda, Jr., 22-7; 4. Wilson Solorzano, Panorama, Jr., 30-5. 220 — 1. Tate VanDyne, Wayne, Jr., 20-4; 2. Tyler Christensen, Atlantic, Sr., 31-4; 3. Kadon Hulett, Creston/O-M, Fr., 16-8; 4. Zach McMillin, Bedford/ Lenox, Sr., 27-7. 285 — 1. Garrett Johnston, Panorama, Sr., 33-0; 2. Joe Ricker, Mount Ayr, Jr., 35-0; 3. Dakota Calfee, Clarinda, Sr., 20-5; 4. David Howell, East Mills, Sr., 16-0.

170 — 1. Adam Baker, Creston/O-M, Sr., 31-6; 2. Payton Housman, Riverside, Sr., 34-2; 3. Spencer Winnett, Coon RapidsBayard, Sr., 16-4; 4. Colby Jennings, East Mills, Sr., 24-7; 5. Jacob Bair, Clarke, Sr., 24-5. 182 — 1. Trevor Frain, Creston/ O-M, Sr., 33-3; 2. Trenton Wells, Central Decatur, Jr., 27-3; 3. Zach Barton, SW Valley, Sr., 25-3; 4. Austin Lorenz, Griswold, Sr., 23-8. 195 — 1. Ben Wellman, Tri-Center, Sr., 29-0; 2. Seth Maitlen, Creston/O-M, So., 25-7;

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Creston/O-M wrestlers (C/O-M) major dec. Skyler pinned Tyler Rice (S), 3:02; won 17 of 19 matches against Bingham (RO), 11-1; Kyle Demetrious Campbell (C/ORed Oak and Shenandoah at Fenton (C/O-M) pinned M) pinned Tyler McMann home Tuesday. Alec Grebert (Sh), 1:09; Dar- (RO), 2:20; Darrian Fischer Carson Wheat (C/O-M) rian Fischer (C/O-M) pinned (C/O-M) pinned Jacob Wilpinned Alec Thomas (RO), John Laughlin (S), 5:01; Gar- son (S), :45; Alex Fargo (C/O5:29; Ivan Zamorran (S) ret Taylor (C/O-M) pinned M) pinned Ivan Zamorran pinned Stone Hammons Jose Rendon (S), 5:52; Zach (S), 3:50; Jackson Mikkelsen Area boys basketball (C/O-M), 3:43; Alex Fargo Peppmeier (C/O-M) pinned (C/O-M) pinned Jose RenNodaway Valley 69, they did, we hit them in very well down the stretch (C/O-M) pinned Jacob Wil- Bryce Alley (S), 1:32; Trevor don (S), 1:00; Jackson Welter the lane and got them in and made a couple of nice son (S), 3:22; Tyler Helm Luther (C/O-M) pinned Jo- (RO) pinned Keaton Eslinger Lenox 41 (C/O-M), :51; Trevor Luther bad spots. Defensively, baskets to put it out of (C/O-M) dec. Heath Woods nah Baldwin (S), :55. GREENFIELD — Nod(C/O-M) pinned Skyler Bingwe really did a great job reach.” (RO), 4-0; Keaton Eslinger Carson Wheat (C/O-M) ham (RO), :29. away Valley outscored Trey McHenry scored Lenox 33-3 from behind the on our zone rotations and 20 points to go with seven didn’t allow their high post 3-point arc in a 69-41 win Area girls basketball rebounds and four assists touch.” here on Tuesday. Kyle Dolecheck scored a to lead Murray. Pat Kilm- Mount Ayr 68, Rychnovsky scored five were within eight to 10 feet of With the win, Nodaway er added 13 points. Sam team-high the basket.” points with five steals. Valley improved to 12-1 East Union 34 Rockhold Kate Patton scored 24 Stacia Bryson scored 10 overall and 10-0 in the Pride 12 points AFTON — Mount Ayr points to lead East Union points to lead the Lady Mushad a big the of Iowa Conference, while for overcame a slow start to and also finished with four re- tangs. Megan Oswald recordgame with clinching the Wolverines’ R a i d e r s , roll to a 68-34 win over East bounds. Chelsea Hoyt added ed a double-double with 14 10 points 20th consecutive winning adding six Union here on Tuesday. and 13 rebounds. four points with a team-high points and 10 rebounds. Madseason. “We got off to a slow start,” rebounds eight rebounds. Kali Mertens ison Gonseth finished with Four Wolverines scored Jake SoMount Ayr head coach Thad scored two points with seven eight points and nine boards. with three b o t k a in double McKenzie McIntosh and Streit said. “I think it was a boards and three assists. steals. s c o r e d Dolecheck figures, Deena Snyder each finished little hangover from the big Mara Weis scored six led by TJ A n d r e w Rockhold e i g h t with two points and three rewin vs. Murray. We came out points. Brittany Malone conBower, points with seven re- R i d e r in the second half with some tributed five points with six bounds. who filled bounds. Casey Paxson also s c o r e d “We had four opportunities rebounds. the stat scored eight points. Riley seven points with six steals. fire and determination.” late in the game to take the Freshman Tess Shields s h e e t . GVPB 53, Murray 50 lead, but missed free throws, Weehler chipped in seven Braydon Held scored eight scored 12 points with eight B o w e r points. Caleb Schnoor points. ANKENY — Murray not boxing out on free throws rebounds, while senior Paige scored 23 Bower Murray improved to 10-3 dished out four assists and dropped its second game in as and turnovers cost us the Daughton came up just one points with Hagan Willis finished with with the win. The Mustangs many nights, falling to Grand- game,” Shields said. assist shy of a triple double seven asview Park Baptist 53-50 here host Moravia on Friday. seven rebounds. The loss drops Murray into with 10 points, 11 rebounds, Board of Trustees of the Southsists, six rebounds and five ernThe Tuesday. Cole Campbell led East a three-way tie for first place Iowa Trolley met in regular session Twin Cedars 79, nine assists and six steals. steals. on January 16, 2014. The meeting was “Started out of the gate in the Bluegrass Conference Union with seven points, O-M 48 called to order at 1:10 p.m. by Chair MyAshton Johnston scored 10 very slowly again tonight,” Jackson Lamb added 16 ron Manley with theGossman following members with Grandview Park Baptist while Mason and Steve Shelley, Linda England, BUSSEY — A 24-4 defi- points with three rebounds. head coach Jerry Shields said. and Ankeny Christian Acadpoints with eight assists. present: Tyler Kelley each scored Jerry Murphy, Gary Boswell, Lois MonCaleb Mueller and Delson day. Also present: Steve Bolie, Transit Di- cit after the first quarter was Freshman Megan Warin “Our defense in the first quar- emy. five points. COMMISSION MEETING Grantham each scored 13 rector. theLEC difference in a 79-48 loss scored eight points with ter was very bad. Had to go to The Lady Mustangs, now January 06, 2014 Agenda: to approve agenda “We Motion played goodtheposiTheOrient-Macksburg Law Enforcement Commission as published by Lois Monday; Second: points. for here three steals. Allie Shields also a zone that we haven’t played 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the tion defense, they made met in regular session on Monday, Jan- scored eight points. Kelcie England. Motion carried. Lenox was led by Spen- Linda for two years. Shooting was conference, host Moravia on Tuesday Twin Cedars. 06, 2014.atThe meeting was called to Approval of the Minutes: Motion to uary contested shots,” East order by Cathy Dryden at 4:30 PM. with Shields added six points and approve the minutes of the December cer Brown with 17 points, poor again tonight as we shot Friday. “We started off slow afmeeting Second: Gary the following members present: Loyal five rebounds, while Brook Unionby Linda headEngland; coach Thad while Caleb Lange added Boswell. 27 percent. Most of those Winborn, Gary emotional Lybarger, Loisweek,” Monday, Motion carried. ter a very Tussey said. “We gotSteve good Transit Director's Update: dis- and Dennis Brown. Also present were 13. Dawson Tullberg scored cussed headHysell, coachRickDrew Dornack Piel, Bige Fienage, the following items: WEX Fleet is Sandy and plenty open and Paul Ver Meer. credit card that would make of gas purchasseven points and Todd alooks said. “It took awhile for us es at more locations than the Caseys' but cards CHAIR: Motion by Monday and secshots offensively, Stoaks netted four. by our Brownrhythm.” to approve Cathy Dryden as well as providing rebates and record onded to get couldn’t convert.” benefits. It will be placed on the as chair of the LEC Board. All voting aye, The Wolverines travel to keeping Jordan Boys basketball Carroll 10-1; 5. Solon 8-1; 6. 12-1; 9. Carroll Kuemper Catholic carried. Thompson led the February agenda for consideration. Scott motion Union Central Decatur on Friday, andEast MINUTES: Motion by Brown and Class 4A — 1. Dubuque Senior Dallas Center-Grimes 10-2; 7. 9-2; 10. Dike-New Hartford 8-1; sent hosts a donationPleasof $258 Alisa Glienke way for assist with on SIT services, Tuesday ser- seconded by Monday to approve the min- (14) 10-0; 2. Bettendorf (1) 12-0; Waverly-Shell Rock 9-2; 8. Sioux 12. Des Moines Christian; 14. antville Friday, while while Lenox hosts Central to THE IOWA18. DISTRICT voting aye, motion carried. vice in Bedford will begin on January utes. the All Bull3. North Scott 13-0; 4. Ankeny City Bishop Heelan 7-3; 9. De Van Meter; Albia. COURT Mount Ayr hosts Wayne. 21st. Funding from ATURA for a minivan UNION CLAIMS: Motion by Monday and secDecatur tonight. Centennial 11-0; 5. Iowa City Witt Central Clinton 9-2; 10. Pella Class 1A — 1.COUNTY Le Mars Gehlen dogs bywith IN THE MATTER OF Brown to pay the following in 2015 was denied on Tuesday in favor of onded West 10-2; 6. Southeast Polk 10-2. Catholic THE (8) ESTATE 13-0; OF 2. Newell61, GVPB 56 claims: aMurray small cities application. Mount Ayr 57, 15 points 11-1; 7. Des Moines North 10-1; Class 2A — 1. Western Fonda 12-0; 3. Inwood Ridership and financial reports: Mo- LANGUAGE VENITA(6) J. SPRAGUE, Deceased. LINE SERVICES......35.00 7. Des Moines North 10-1; 8. Christian, (15) COURT 11-0; 2. West Probate Lyon No. (1) ESPR015629 10-1; 4. Lamoni — and Murray THE IOWAHull DISTRICT tionANKENY to approve the ridership financial ARAMARK.......................................15.58 and five East Union 19 reports by Steve Shelley; Second: Lois B M SALES.......................................13.50 COUNTY NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT Waukee 8-2; 9. Cedar Rapids Western UNION Dubuque 11-0; 3. New 11-0; 5. Nodaway Valley OF 11-1; pickedMotion up acarried. big conference MEYER rebounds. IN THE OF Fork, ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE11-1; TO LABORATORY INC......184.95 Kennedy 8-2; 10. Johnston 8-3. Hampton 9-0;MATTER 4. West 6. Van Buren, Keosauqua AFTON — Mount Ayr Monday. Disbursements-December/January in- OFFICE DEPOT-CATALOG CREDITORS road win here Tuesday, Class 3A — 1. Dubuque Sheffield THE 9-1;ESTATE 5. East OF Sac County 7. Ar-We-Va, Westside 13-0; 8. Freshman VENITA J. SPRAGUE, Deceased. To All Persons Interested in the Estate had what head coach Bret voices: Motion to approve payment of the ORDERS............................................49.14 Wahlert (7) 10-1; 2. Clear Lake 11-1; 6. IowaNo. City Regina 13-0; 7. of Dunkerton 9. Jesup 9-1; who 10. beating Grandview Park Probate ESPR015629 VENITA J 10-1; SPRAGUE, Deceased, invoices by Linda Eng- OFFICE D y lDEPOT-CATALOG a n (7) 11-0; 3. Harlan (1) 11-1; 4. Sioux Center 8. IKM-Manning Keota Ruggles said was his team’s December/January land; Second: Steve Shelley. Motion car- ORDERS..............................................3.75 NOTICE OF 8-2; APPOINTMENT OF died on or11-1. about November 15, 2013: Baptist 61-56. N i c hMECHANICAL o l s Thompson ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO You are hereby notified that on the 17 EXCEL CO best performance of the sea- ried.Washington DC trip for advocacy and INC...................................................516.00 day of January, 2014, the undersigned was CREDITORS “This was a nice win on scored 12 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR son in a 57-19 win over East training: Discussion of the benefits and HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS To All Persons Interested in the Estate appointed administrator of the estate. POLK COUNTY the ofroad against veryin INC...................................................125.63 of VENITA J SPRAGUE, Deceased, who Notice is hereby given that all persons costs the February 19th a meeting points. Union here on Tuesday. IN THE MATTER OF indebted to the estate are requested to Washington DC. Motion to not approve PER MAR SECURITY died on or about November 15, 2013: good team,” head coach Chantz Davidson chipped in G.B. (Involuntary). You are hereby notified that on the 17 make immediate payment to the under“Without a doubt, this the trip by Lois Monday; Second: Linda SERVICES.......................................152.28 GCPR066036 England. Motion carried. said. “We day of January, 2014, the undersigned was signed, and creditors having claims ECHO GROUP, INC.......................151.20 Wookey Men’s basketball 11 points with five boards. was our best overall perfor- Darin ORIGINAL NOTICE against the estate shall file them with the FY15 Budget: Preliminary draft of ORR HEATING & AIR appointed administrator of the estate. werebudget able- SITtowillget nine-in CONDITIONING............................950.00 TO ABOVE-NAMED RE- 68, Wellman’s Notice is hereby that all persons of the above lose a$40,000 Jesse Johnson scored six mance on one night,” Rug- FY15 Jan. THE 15 scores — Rainmaker 53;given Waigand Farms clerk 55, Wood TVnamed 49. district court, as SPONDENT: VINCENT BENTLEY indebted to the estate are requested to provided by law, duly authenticated, for federal and state funding for operations VERIZON WIRELESS...................360.51 point lead with about two points. Seth White and WyJan.are 19 notified scores that — Rainmaker Wood TV 64; Carroll Chiropractic 106,and Wellman’s the later You a petition has 80, gles said. “We hit shots ear- next year and some loss in aging funding A-1 make immediate payment to the under- allowance, unless so filed WINDOW SERVICE................18.00 as drafted has a ARAMARK.......................................15.58 been filed in the office of the Clerk of signed, and creditors having claims to occur of four months from the second is expected. The budget minutes to go and they cut Standings — Carroll Chiropractic 3-0, Waigand Farms 2-1, Rainmaker 2-1, Wood 1-2, att Hensley each added two ly, causing them to have to $15,000 one month deficit. There was considerable B M SALES.....................................180.50 Court naming you as the defendant in this against the estate shall file them with the publication of this notice or TV it to three, but we executed items and Bpoints. action. A copy0-4. of the Petition, and any clerk of the above named district court, as from the date of the mailing of this notice of various expense M SALES.......................................50.00 Wellman’s adjust their defense. When discussion

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ways to balance the budget. There was consensus that a request for proposals should be sent to auditors for the FY14 audit. There will also be savings realized from changing to accounting software that is more closely aligned to the needs of SIT. Final consideration and approval will be at the next meeting. Wage adjustments for FY15: The projection of wage increases at various levels was discussed. A decision was postponed until the February meeting. Adjournment at 2:30 p.m. by: Lois Monday; Second: Gary Boswell. Motion carried. The next meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. on February 20, 2014, Conference Room, 215 East Montgomery Street in Creston.

Public notice The Board of Trustees of the Southern Iowa Trolley met in regular session on January 16, 2014. The meeting was called to order at 1:10 p.m. by Chair Myron Manley with the following members present: Steve Shelley, Linda England, Jerry Murphy, Gary Boswell, Lois Monday. Also present: Steve Bolie, Transit Director. Agenda: Motion to approve the agenda as published by Lois Monday; Second: Linda England. Motion carried. Approval of the Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes of the December meeting by Linda England; Second: Gary Boswell. Motion carried. Transit Director's Update: Steve discussed the following items: WEX Fleet is a credit card that would make gas purchases at more locations than the Caseys' cards as well as providing rebates and record keeping benefits. It will be placed on the February agenda for consideration. Scott and Alisa Glienke sent a donation of $258 to assist with SIT services, Tuesday service in Bedford will begin on January 21st. Funding from ATURA for a minivan in 2015 was denied on Tuesday in favor of a small cities application. Ridership and financial reports: Motion to approve the ridership and financial reports by Steve Shelley; Second: Lois Monday. Motion carried. Disbursements-December/January invoices: Motion to approve payment of the December/January invoices by Linda England; Second: Steve Shelley. Motion carried. Washington DC trip for advocacy and training: Discussion of the benefits and costs of the February 19th meeting in Washington DC. Motion to not approve the trip by Lois Monday; Second: Linda England. Motion carried. FY15 Budget: Preliminary draft of FY15 budget - SIT will lose $40,000 in federal and state funding for operations next year and some loss in aging funding is expected. The budget as drafted has a $15,000 deficit. There was considerable discussion of various expense items and ways to balance the budget. There was consensus that a request for proposals should be sent to auditors for the FY14 audit. There will also be savings realized from changing to accounting software that is more closely aligned to the needs of SIT. Final consideration and approval will be at the next meeting. Wage adjustments for FY15: The projection of wage increases at various levels was discussed. A decision was postponed

LEC COMMISSION MEETING January 06, 2014 The Law Enforcement Commission met in regular session on Monday, January 06, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Cathy Dryden at 4:30 PM. with the following members present: Loyal Winborn, Gary Lybarger, Lois Monday, and Dennis Brown. Also present were Sandy Hysell, Rick Piel, Bige Fienage, and Paul Ver Meer. CHAIR: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve Cathy Dryden as chair of the LEC Board. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve the minutes. All voting aye, motion carried. CLAIMS: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to pay the following claims: LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES......35.00 ARAMARK.......................................15.58 B M SALES.......................................13.50 MEYER LABORATORY INC......184.95 OFFICE DEPOT-CATALOG ORDERS............................................49.14 OFFICE DEPOT-CATALOG ORDERS..............................................3.75 EXCEL MECHANICAL CO INC...................................................516.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INC...................................................125.63 PER MAR SECURITY SERVICES.......................................152.28 ECHO GROUP, INC.......................151.20 ORR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING............................950.00 VERIZON WIRELESS...................360.51 A-1 WINDOW SERVICE................18.00 ARAMARK.......................................15.58 B M SALES.....................................180.50 B M SALES.......................................50.00 CRESTON PUBLISHING CO.........39.60 WASTE MGMT OF CRESTON....135.72 MEDIACOM...................................135.90 WINDSTREAM..............................712.05 GREEN VALLEY PEST CONTROL.........................................35.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INC...................................................184.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INC...................................................181.15

CRESTON PUBLISHING CO.........39.60 WASTE MGMT OF CRESTON....135.72 MEDIACOM...................................135.90 WINDSTREAM..............................712.05 GREEN VALLEY PEST CONTROL.........................................35.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INC...................................................184.00 HOTSY CLEANING SYSTEMS INC...................................................181.15 ALLIANT ENERGY....................1984.50 ALLIANT ENERGY....................1227.98 NAPA...............................................549.96 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC...................................................121.99 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC.....................................................50.00 UNION COUNTY AUDITOR.........69.00 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC......1212.00 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC........170.00 FIRST COMMUNICATIONS LLC..................................................121.00 FIRST COMMUNICATIONS LLC....................................................42.34 MASTERCARD/ISSB IA ST SAV BK....................................................172.56 MASTERCARD/ISSB IA ST SAV BK....................................................152.62 COUNSEL OFFICE & DOCUMENT.....................................90.80 COUNSEL OFFICE & DOCUMENT.......................................9.43 All voting aye, motion carried. NEW BUSINESS: Paul Ver Meer will check on the cost to fix or replace the elevator. BUDGET: Motion by Winborn and seconded by Monday to approve the FY 14/15 Budget Request. All voting aye, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to adjourn the meeting at 5:25PM. All voting aye, motion carried. ATTEST: Sandy Hysell, Auditor BY: Cathy Dryden, Chair Pending Approval Subject to Change

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF G.B. (Involuntary). GCPR066036 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: VINCENT BENTLEY You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of the Clerk of Court naming you as the defendant in this action. A copy of the Petition, and any documents filed with it, are attached to this notice. The attorney for the Petitioner, Adam Kehrwald, 541 - 31st Street, Suite C, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312. That attorneys phone number is (515) 2880363; facsimile number (877) 257-3997; the email is You must serve a motion or answer within 20 days after service of this original notice upon you and, within a reason-

documents filed with it, are attached to this notice. The attorney for the Petitioner, Adam Kehrwald, 541 - 31st Street, Suite C, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312. That attorneys phone number is (515) 2880363; facsimile number (877) 257-3997; the email is You must serve a motion or answer within 20 days after service of this original notice upon you and, within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer or answer with the Clerk of Court for Polk County, at the county courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. This case has been filed in a county that utilizes electronic filing. General rules and information on electronic filing are contained in the Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16. Information regarding the requirements related to the protection of personal information in court filings is contained in Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16, Division VI. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at 1-515286-3394. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) Randy Osborne Clerk of Court Polk County Courthouse Des Moines, Iowa 50309 IMPORTANT YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VENITA J. SPRAGUE, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR015629 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of VENITA J SPRAGUE, Deceased, who died on or about November 15, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 17 th day of January, 2014, the undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate. Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of the mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 17th day of January, 2014. PAMELA A. LOUDON Administrator of the Estate

provided by law, duly authenticated, for (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim allowance, and unless so filed by the later is thereafter forever barred. to occur of four months from the second Dated this 17th day of January, 2014. publication of this notice or one month PAMELA A. LOUDON from the date of the mailing of this notice Administrator of the Estate (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim 307 E. Monroe is thereafter forever barred. Creston, IA 50801 Dated this 17th day of January, 2014. Todd G Nielsen PAMELA A. LOUDON ICIS PIN Number AT0005759 Administrator of the Estate Attorney for the Administrator 307 E. Monroe KENYON & NIELSEN, P.C. Creston, IA 50801 211 N. Maple Street, Creston, IA 50801 Todd G Nielsen ICIS PIN Number AT0005759 Date of second publication: Jan. 30, 2014 Attorney for the Administrator KENYON & NIELSEN, P.C. 211 Maple Street, Form N. 631.1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Creston, IA 50801 BUDGET ESTIMATE Date of second publication: Jan. 2014JULY 1, 2014 - ENDING JUNE 30, 2015 FISCAL YEAR 30, BEGINNING City of

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Expenditures & Other Financing Uses Public Safety Public Works Health and Social Services Culture and Recreation Community and Economic Development General Government Debt Service Capital Projects Total Government Activities Expenditures Business Type / Enterprises Total ALL Expenditures

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1,638,497 2,149,978 0 834,852 41,300 2,148,575 1,058,826 298,170 8,170,198 4,494,657 12,664,855

1,679,702 2,217,209 0 882,523 41,095 2,283,616 1,058,730 40,000 8,202,875 3,738,573 11,941,448

1,511,893 2,468,295 0 1,380,458 39,860 2,673,211 2,849,030 508,819 11,431,566 5,865,494 17,297,060

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27 28

2,485,183 15,150,038

2,122,488 14,063,936

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security and safety concerns. They also said that revealing their identities would defeat the purpose of their work: to create a symbol for good without taking personal credit, much like a masked hero in a comic book. On a recent outing, snow accumulated on Crusader Prime’s wagon of blankets, T-shirts and red mittens as he carried food packs containing Pop-Tarts, crackers and other snacks. It was not the most nutritious fare, he conceded, but “it gets someone through the day.” Reactions to the RLSH team varied over the next few hours. A Millennium Park security guard eyed them warily as they crossed Michigan Avenue. “We have gotten all sorts of different reactions,” Crusader Prime said. “Highfives, people wanting to take their pictures with us, one guy walked past us, saying, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ … We had a couple guys drive by, saying that we were terrorists. So, you know, everybody’s got their opinion.” The Variable soon showed up, a Melrose Park teen donning a ski mask with a bright green wig attached. Near Jewelers Row, Patchwork arrived from Kenosha sporting a layered array of shredded clothing that concealed catcherlike leg guards and a chest plate. The 21-year-old said his Patchwork identity came to him after he patched some pants he ripped on one of his first missions a few years ago. “What we’re doing isn’t a permanent repair,” he said. “We’re not fixing anything permanently. It’s temporary. It’s a patch job. It kind of symbolizes the futility and self-sacrifice of it all.” As the team distributed its goods to the disbelieving eyes of numerous panhandlers, Patchwork bristled at the better-off folks who strolled past. He stopped and

reached into his supply suitcase as another of the city’s poor came into view. Milwaukee resident and author Tea Krulos traveled from coast to coast to study the RLSH movement for his book “Heroes in the Night.” He said he talked to a diverse cross-section of America. “The one thing that draws them all together is the mythology of the superhero,” Krulos said. “The love for the idea that there’s superheroes that are looking out to help people in need.” RLSH often connect through online communities, but their numbers can be tough to track. “It’ll be like their experimental phase of college,” Krulos said. “They’ll adopt a superhero persona, they’ll be really into it and they’ll disappear.” Chicago’s RLSH scene remains relatively small, with only five members in Crusader Prime’s team. How active they are depends on work schedules and other obligations, he said. But in New York City, for example, the Initiative RLSH team features more members who do crime patrols, violent offender stings and self-defense seminars, according to the group’s Facebook page. Despite some martial arts training, Crusader Prime, The Variable and Patchwork said they don’t have the skills to fight crime. Krulos said most RLSH take a mellower approach and stay away from vigilantism. “They know they’re not Batman,” he said. —————— ©2014 Chicago Tribune Visit the Chicago Tribune at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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