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Supervisors approve comp board’s proposal Union County attorney and sheriff receive 5.5 percent pay increase, all other elected officials earn 5 percent ■


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The Union County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2014 compensation board’s recommendation for the upcoming fiscal budget. “It is the board of supervisor’s

responsibility to the other elected officials to make sure, within reason, that they are provided with adequate resources to fullfill their responsibilities with the interest of Union County, as a whole, being everyone’s first priority,” said chairman Dennis Brown. The compensation board proposed and supervisors approved a

3.5 percent wage adjustment for Union County Attorney Tim Kenyon and Sheriff Rick Piel, as well as a 3 percent wage adjustment for Brown Auditor Sandy Hysell, Recorder Paula White, Treasurer Kelly Busch and the board of supervisors. Supervisors also approved an additional 2 percent cost-of-living increase. The raises only impact nonunion employees and elected

officials. “A good rule of thumb is that Iowa’s elected county officials’ pay should mirror the population ranking of their county,” Brown said. “Union County does not.” Union County is 61st in Iowa’s population ranking, but ranks 79th in elected official pay. The supervisors, recorder, auditor, sheriff and treasurer all fall below 61st for pay compared to other Iowa counties. Kenyon is ranked 47th. The compensation board is limited by Iowa Code 331.907. It can only review the compensation of

other elected officials across Iowa or similar taxing entities such as high schools, colleges, hospital or city government. “If I have any credibility in regards to this, I will tell anyone that they are getting their money’s worth and then some from these folks,” Brown said. “One doesn’t have to reach back too far in Iowa history to show how important it is to have good, quality people holding elected positions.” Please see RAISES, Page 2

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Gopher bounty in full effect By BAILEY POOLMAN

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Musical endeavor: Little All State choir tenors, from left, Jeremy Stoll of Creston, Sam Ripley of Clarinda, David Qualseth of Creston, Noah Heckman of Osceola and Noah McBride of Bedford sing “I Have Longed for Thy Saving Health” during the choral festival Monday at Creston High School. The festival, made up of students from Bedford, Mount Ayr, Clarinda, Clarke and Creston high schools, was guest-directed by Allen Chapman, chairperson of Iowa All-State Chorus.

Study shows divorces rise as United States economy recovers (MCT) — Married couples promise to stick together for better or worse. But as the U.S. economy started to rebound, so did the divorce rate. Divorces plunged when the recession struck and slowly started to rise as the recovery began, according to a study to be published in Population Research and

Policy Review. From 2009 to 2011, about 150,000 fewer divorces occurred than would otherwise have been expected, University of Maryland sociologist Philip N. Cohen estimated. Across the country, the divorce rate among married women dropped from 2.09 percent to 1.95 percent from 2008 to 2009, then crept back

up to 1.98 percent in both 2010 and 2011. The National Marriage Project earlier dubbed the drop in divorce “a silver lining” to the Great Recession, arguing that tough times were pulling many husbands and wives closer together. But some couples may have simply put off divorce until they could afford to part, re-

searchers say. The economic uptick may have finally given them the freedom to split. “This is exactly what happened in the 1930s,” said Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andrew Cherlin. “The divorce rate dropped during the Great Depression Please see STUDY, Page 2

New moon makes rare second appearance twice this year OTTUMWA (MCT) — Is there a name for the inverse of the Blue Moon, a month in which there are two new moons? It’s a good question to be asking because it will happen not just once, but twice in 2014. Dr. Steven Spangler, an astronomy professor at the University of Iowa, says no. But it is unusual.

“This year, what’s happening is we had a new moon on the first of January, New Year’s Day, and then on January 30,” he said. “Then again on March 1 and March 30. That’s really rare.” So rare, in fact, that when first asked about it Spangler thought, “this can’t happen at all.” The lunar calendar and the

one we use to mark the year are related, but not precisely. Calendar months have 30 or 31 days most of the time. February is the odd one with 28 or 29 days, depending on the year. The lunar cycle, called the synodic period, takes 29.5 days, so it’s offset just a bit from the monthly calendar. “Pick any one phase of the

moon and the period of time between one phase and the next time is shorter than the calendar month,” Spangler said. The result is that phases of the moon meander through the year. The first full moon of 2014 was Jan. 16. By the Please see MOON, Page 2

Bounty hunters will have a chance at earning money this year with the renewed bounty on gopher feet. “We’ve had this bounty since I’ve been here,” said Sandy Hysell, Union County auditor. “I started in 1989, so it’s even been before me.” The bounty may have some historical significance. Gophers are small tunnelling animals and considered pests in North America. The tunnels disrupt commercial agriculture, garden plots, underground cables and landscaping. “I think it used to be more popular than it actually is now,” said Union County Supervisor Ron Riley. “In alfalfa fields and hay fields in this area, they got to be such a problem that quite a few years ago, they put a bounty on them to alleviate the pest. ... I know there’s not near the issue as there used to be, but we continue to keep the bounty on them for those who continue to trap Hysell them.” The bounty consists of $1 for one pair of front feet per gopher. Hysell counts the pairs brought in, and gives the customer a receipt for the amount of money based on the number of pairs. “We don’t get them hardly ever,” Hysell said. “I mean, when Riley I started, it seemed like at least one or two people would bring in a huge coffee can full.” Hysell said she recommends freezing the feet before taking them to the Union County Auditor’s office to avoid the smell. After counting them, the feet are destroyed. “I get my paper towel out, and we dump them out. I’m counting, trying not to barf on the counter,” Hysell said. “And then, I wad them up and put them back in the can, and I call Paul, our custodian, and say, ‘Do something with this.’ We disinfect the counter and give him (the customer) a receipt, he goes to the treasurer’s office and he gets his money.” Hysell said she hasn’t received gopher feet in several years, and the last receipt she gave to a customer added up to more than $10. She also said there are no other animal bounties in Union County. However, according to Riley, there isn’t much use for the bounty anymore. “Best I can answer is we’ve had one as long as I can remember,” Riley said. “We did discuss that (the use). It’s something we could discuss discontinuing.”

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Deaths Dennis Cooper Bedford

Dennis Cooper, 65, of Bedford died Jan. 25, 2014, at his home, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Cooper Celebration of life memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, 1406 Madison Ave., Bedford. Memorials may be given to pancreatic cancer research or Ronald McDonald House. Online condolences may be left at Dennis Ray Cooper, son of Ann Katherin (Krohmer) and Dale Marion Cooper, was born July 13, 1948, at Clarinda Hospital. After graduating from Clearfield High School, he went to universal trade school in Omaha, Neb., to train in auto mechanics. On July 9, 1967, Dennis married Connie Sue Sobotka.

Randy Tetrick Hartford, Wis.

Randy Tetrick, 53, of Hartford, Wis., formerly of Omaha Neb., died Jan. 24, 2014. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 31, in Hartford, Wis. Online condolences may be left at

Dennis served nearly seven years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he spent many hours in flight as crew chief of a KC135 fuel tanker. Upon his honorary discharge, he returned to Iowa with his family. Dennis was manager of a Skelly gas station in Red Oak, a city mail carrier for 27 years in Bedford and farmer in the Clearfield and Bedford areas for more than 35 years. Dennis is survived by his wife Connie Cooper of Bedford; children and grandchildren, Jackie (Peter) CooperBennett, Aidan and Noah, of Milton Keynes, England; Wendy (Matt) Poore, Danielle and Kirsten, of Huntley, Illinois; Darcie (Neil) Cooper, Sadie and Nate, of Cameron, Mo.; and Devan Cooper of Denver, Colo.; parents, Dale and Ann Cooper of Lenox; brother David (Deb) Cooper of Saint Louis, Mo.; sisters, Sandee (Chuck) Dickenson of Saint Charles and Sheryl (Butch) Newton of Skidmore, Mo; motherin-law Venita Schmidt of Hot Springs, Ark.; sister-inlaw Karen (Mike) Schaefer of Maloy, brother-inlaw Duane Sobotka of Hot Springs, Ark.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Randy is survived by his wife Veronica (Dunfee) Tetrick and daughters, Tiffany Tetrick and Natalie Tetrick, all of Hartford, Wis.; brothers, Scott, Mike, Tom and Paul; father- and mother-inlaw, Ed and Marvel (Dunfee) Herrmann; sister-in-law Roxanne Dunfee and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

formation regarding the purchase of two new mower tractors. The equipment would be on lease for five years with annual payments of about $11,750 and an interest rate of 4 percent. Supervisors plan to hold a public meeting in regard to the purchase of the new equipment on Feb. 3. Akes said they plan to sell the old tractors at auction. • Union County resident Karon Finn spoke at open forum. She raised concerns about the way she was treated while trying to obtain public information from the auditor’s office. She requested a written apology and promise it will not happen again within 11 days. Brown agreed to respond within the 11 days.

end of the year it will peak earlier in the month, arriving on Dec. 6. If things line up just right, you wind up with two new moons in a month. The same goes for full moons or any other phase. And since the second new moon of January takes place just before February (the only month that closely matches up with the lunar cycle) begins, the same thing will happen in March. The multiple months with multiple new moons isn’t the only thing drawing attention. The sun is also much quieter than usual. While the light we notice doesn’t vary all that much, the sun’s activity does. “The sun has a heartbeat of about 11 years,” Spangler said. “It’s like a human heartbeat. There’s variation to it.” Such variations in activity have been observed in other sun-like stars. Spangler said it appears to be “a basic property of middle-aged stars.” Solar weather, which can produce flares and massive explosions called coronal mass ejections, tends to pick up at the peak of the 11-year cycle. But that’s not happening right now. We’re at or near the peak, and there’s just not much going on. “The present maximum is low. The previous minimum

was really low,” said Spangler. But something else is happening, too. There appears to be a multi-decadal cycle in the sun’s activity. In 1958, the solar maximum was about three-and-a-half times as busy as it is now. The maximums have declined since. Why? Spangler said there really isn’t a good answer. “We don’t know what causes that.” The lack of activity has led to some speculation that this could mirror the start of the Maunder Minimum, a period of extraordinarily low solar activity. If the 11-year cycle is a mood swing from a middleaged star, the Maunder Minimum was a full-blown midlife crisis. The minimum had profound effects on the Earth, where temperatures dropped enough to give the period the nickname, “The Little Ice Age.” But speculation that solar activity could be leading into a similar lull is just that right now: speculation. Spangler puts little faith in it. Predicting solar activity is tricky. The best models from 2006 predicted an unusually active solar maximum, a prediction we now know was way off the mark. —————— ©2014 the Ottumwa Courier (Ottumwa, Iowa) MCT Information Services

had no apparent effect on divorce rates; other research examining earlier periods has found the opposite. Cohen did find that joblessness seemed to cut down divorce for college graduates — but statewide foreclosures pushed up divorce rates for the same group. More research is needed to understand why, he wrote.

“There still is a mystery,” Pew Research Center senior writer D’Vera Cohn wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times. “It is enormously tempting to say that bad economic times made that happen, but this new paper concludes that the jury is still out.” Cherlin said downturns seemed to affect divorce

timing, not whether couples divorced at all. While economic woes might sway a couple to put off divorce during a recession, spouses might not bother waiting if they don’t see their financial problems as temporary, he said. —————— ©2014 Los Angeles Times MCT Information Services

Alma ‘Mickey’ Downey

93, of Creston died Jan. 27, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Services are pending at Creston Powers Funeral Home, juncAlma “Mickey” Downey, tion of highways 34 and 25.

Carol Turner

Center. Arrangements are pendCreston ing at Powers Funeral Home, Carol Turner, 74, of Creston died Jan. 25, 2014, at junction of highways 34 and Creston Nursing and Rehab 25.

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During the review process, Hysell estimated the total impact of the wage increase and cost-of-living would be around $36,000. In other county news: • Union County Engineer Steve Akes presented a five-year secondary roads construction program for the Iowa Department of Transportation. The report breaks down the projects planned for fiscal year 2015 through 2019. Projects in the program can be moved around as other conditions arise, but it helps Akes and supervisors highlight what bridges or roads are in need of attention. Akes also gave more in-

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not because people were happier with their marriages, but because they couldn’t afford to get divorced.” Cohen cautioned that the exact reasons behind the economic ebb and flow of divorce were still murky. His study found that unemployment, state by state,

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Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.


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Greater Regional Medical Center Jonathan and Deidre Bryan of Creston are parents of a daughter born Jan. 24, 2014. Ayla May Bryan weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Robert Jr. and Mary Lou Witt of Fire Macksburg and David and Miscellaneous Donna Bryan of Madrid. Medical, 5:50 p.m., Monday, Great-grandparents are Bob West Montgomery Street. Witt of Winterset, Don and Sandy Hackbarth of Dows and Afton Police Edna May Bryan of Madrid. James Arthur Franke, 19, Sibling is Lily Joy Bryan, 2. of Afton was charged on an Afton Police warrant for Police second-degree burglary and Miscellaneous possession of a controlled Alarm, 12:22 a.m., Mon- substance, marijuana, 7:31 day, West Taylor Street. p.m. Jan. 18. Talk to officer, 7:42 a.m., According to an Afton Monday, West Townline Police report, Franke broke Street. into Rhonda and ChristoTalk to officer, 9:58 a.m., pher Franke’s home, 302 S. Monday, North Pine Street. Webster St., between 4 and Talk to officer, 2:03 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5, and took a Monday, North Pine Street. bong from a fire safe, as well


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Creston Schools study learning with technology In recent times many school districts have expanded their provision of technology to students dramatically, even to the level of one digital device for every student. This one-to-one approach has yielded some very positive results in some schools and has flopped in others. Why? In Creston Schools we believe it is important to find the various answers to that and other related questions. Our board of education, staff, parents, community members and students have all shown a strong collective interest in improved learning through technology, but what are the best routes to take toward this goal? Recently our DLC (District

From the desk of Steve McDermott Creston Superintendent

Leadership Council — a group made up of teachers and administrators) has begun a search for the very best instructional practices utilizing technology today. With the help of Stephanie Mikkelsen, technology integration specialist from Green Hills AEA, our DLC members will be visiting high-performing, high-flying teachers and students at other Iowa schools, seeking outstanding examples of learning with tech. Our primary focus will continue

to be improved instruction and learning. Our focus will not be limited to the newest device or digital toy available. We will also watch for ideas we can implement with the technology that already exists in our schools. So far we have learned a few key lessons related to tech and learning. We have learned from others that buying a truckload of electronic devices and dumping them onto a school with no preparation is a recipe for frustration and failure. Staff development on the best ways to teach with digital tools, carefully prepared policies related to the use and care of the new machinery, and parent and student involvement all along the way are key parts of a successful tech ex-

pansion. We also realize that learning targets must be clearly established before determining what tech devices, programs, or applications should be purchased. What do we hope students will learn with the help of technology? What are we shooting for? Wonderful, seemingly limitless learning experiences can be generated with the support of digital devices. But a device is only a tool and is not a teacher. The whole process of student learning general functions best with adult supervision and guidance. This remains the same when technology comes into play both at school and at home. We have also begun to come to terms with the fact that a teacher is

no longer the sole source of all information, knowledge, and learning. When it comes to technology and its effective use, teachers and students are learning, exploring, and growing side by side. We have reached a point where we are often trying to catch up with our students! In order to prepare our kids to succeed in their world in the future, we must “gear up” our instructional methods and respond to the changes created by the explosion of technology and accompanying digital language. We plan to do this as thoughtfully and strategically as possible so our local youngsters will receive the best learning experiences we can provide.

President Obama will give his State of the Union address HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? President Obama will give his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress tonight. The wind is strongly at his back. In his first term, Congress gave him a standing ovation for killing bin Laden, and he can expect no less tonight after capturing Justin Bieber. The Tonight Show will move from Burbank to its new NBC studio in New York in three weeks. It’s a far more sophisticated city. If you walk into the nicest restaurant in Burbank and ask them for a table with a view, they sit you down and leave the ladies room door open. Justin Bieber stood somberly before his judge in Miami Thursday at arraignment. He was charged with drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs and racing in a residential neighborhood. If convicted he could get four-to-eight years as mayor of Toronto. Florida prosecutors debated whether Justin Bieber could be de-

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ported to Canada after his arrest for drunk driving in Miami Beach. That won’t happen. For starters, Canada is denying that he’s Canadian on the grounds that his blood alcohol was barely over the limit. Hawaii’s huge winter waves drew the world’s finest surfers to Maui Friday despite the surge in shark attacks on surfers. When they see sharks approaching on top of the water all they can do is lie still on their board. Surfers are the first to learn that adrenaline is brown. President Obama in his State of the Union will announce new NSA guidelines to guard against unconstitutional snooping. They are strict. The NSA can no longer violate your privacy rights and glean your personal information, that job has been outsourced to Target.

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Letters to the editor

Thank you Stephani Finley From Marcia Fulton Creston

This city would be remiss if not to extend the most hardy “thank you” to the retiring managing editor of the Creston News Advertiser, Stephani Finley. This woman has been one of the most ethical and fair-minded print media individuals in which I have come into contact. Stephani tried hard to make sure that all

sides were given fair access on controversial issues. This is not always easy in a small town with very strong feelings on local issues. I, for one, will miss her. But in all things, there is a time and a season and her season of change has come. I am encouraged in the promotion of Kyle Wilson to this position. I watched Kyle report on the supervisors meetings during a very trying time in this commu-

nity and found his reporting to be accurate and fair. It is a very big shoe he is stepping into but I am sure he will do his upmost to continue the fair and balanced reputation of his predecessor. I know we all wish him well as he grows in the job, and we wish Stephani “wind at her back and fair skies above” in her new life. Sleep in Monday, Stephani. That is the best thing about retirement.

Food for Life report for 2013 From Ruby Stephens Shannon City

We received 7 1/2 beef donations, bought 500 pounds of ground meat. Matura is so good about sending me reports each month and during 2013 they have served 715 families, which includes 1,712 individuals, with meat. The Creston Christmas basket has paid for most of the meat processing cost. Money donations have paid for

the meat we have bought. Food for Life started in May 1983 by Platte Center Presbyterian Church, a small rural church whose membership consists mostly of farm families. The farms then were most diversified, with both livestock and grain production. What a change has happened in 30 years. Soon after it was started, other churches in Union County wanted to help, and we now have a board of members representing seven churches. The helping hands symbol was

drawn up by one of our members and those helping hands are still helping our friends and neighbors, who for whatever reason, have fallen on hard times, we are here to help. We now supply meat to three food pantries in Union County: Matura food pantry on Elm Street in Creston, Afton Methodist Church and Lorimor Methodist Church. Thank you from Food for Life. Your helping hands are God’s helping hands.

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Dredge open house, Lila Jean McDaniel card shower planned McDaniel baby The family of Royce and Judy Dredge is hosting an shower planned open house and card shower in honor of the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 7. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at REC, 1502 W. South St., Mount Ayr, IA 50854. Cards may be sent to them at 1402 W. Madison St., Mount Ayr, IA 50854.

A meet-and-greet baby shower for Lila Jean McDaniel, daughter of Brian and Rachael McDaniel, will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Orient United Methodist Church. Lila was born Dec. 19. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY AND SALE In the Iowa District Court for Union County State of Iowa Union County Court No.: EQCV017158 SPECIAL EXECUTION NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S Plaintiff: Bank of America NA Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans SerLEVY AND SALE vicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home In the Iowa District Court Loans Servicing LP for Union County vs. State of Iowa $ Defendant: Ibbotson, Ira - In Rem Union County Defendant: Ibbotson, Amanda - In Rem Court No.: EQCV016997 As a result of the judgment rendered in SPECIAL EXECUTION the above referenced court case, an execuPlaintiff: Wells Fargo Financial Iowa 3 tion was issued by the court to the Sheriff Inc. of this county. The execution ordered the vs. sale of defendant(s) rights, title, and interDefendant: Geary, Mary K & Spouse est in Real Estate Property to satisfy the of Mary K Geary - In Rem judgment. The property to be sold is: Defendant: Geary, Wade J & spouse of Lot Numbered One Hundred Fifty- Wade J Geary - In Rem Four (154) and the North Thirty-Seven Defendant: State of Iowa – In Rem (37) Feet of the West Ninety-Seven (97) Defendant: Wells Fargo Financial Bank Feet of Lot Numbered One Hundred Fifty- – In Rem Five (155) in West Creston, Section “A”, Defendant: Southern Iowa Council of In Creston, Union County, Iowa Governments/Southern Iowa Development Street Address: 101 N. Jarvis St., CreGroup – In Rem Tyler Hanson • Owner/Personal Trainer ston, Iowa Defendant: Wells Fargo Financial AcThe described property will be offered ceptance – In Rem for sale at public auction for cash only as Defendant: Creston True Value – In follows: Rem Date of Sale: 02/25/2014 Defendant: City of Creston – In Rem Time of Sale: 10:00 AM Defendant: LDE Inc – In Rem Place of Sale: East Steps Inside the Defendant: ABA Recovery Services – In Rem Union County Courthouse, Creston, Iowa. Defendant: Hauge Associates Inc. - In X This sale not subject to redemption. IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT Property exemption: Certain money Rem FOR UNION COUNTY As a result of the judgment rendered in or property may be exempt. Contact your THE CITY OF CRESTON, Plaintiff attorney promptly to review specific pro- the above referenced court case, an execuVs. JOHN W. MYERS; NANCY A. MYERS; visions of the law and file appropriate no- tion was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the DORIS LEAH SCHOFIELD; CLARKE tice, if applicable. sale of defendant(s) rights, title, and interCOUNTY HOSPITAL; APPLE GROVE Judgment Amount: $75,712.61 INVESTMENTS; UNION COUNTY Costs: $285.00 Plus interest 8.5% per est in Real Estate Property to satisfy the TREASURER; ALL PARTIES IN POS- annum of $65,251.47 from 02/05/2013 judgment. The property to be sold is: Lot Numbered Ten (10) of Block Two SESSION, until satisfied. (2), Second Northern Addition to Creston, Defendants. Attorney: Brian G. Sayer Union County, Iowa CAUSE NO EQCV017501 (319) 234-2530 Street Address: 607 N. Elm St., CreNOTICE Sheriff: Rick L. Piel ston, Iowa TO: DORIS LEAH SCHOFIELD, DEDate: 01/03/2014 CEASED The described property will be offered IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT A Hearing has been set for the 18th for sale at public auction for cash only as FOR UNION COUNTY day of April, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. to deterfollows: mine whether the following real estate is THE CITY OF CRESTON, Plaintiff Date of Sale: 03/04/2014 Vs. abandoned, Time of Sale: 10:00 AM The South Ten (10) feet of Lot Six LEONIDEZ LOPEZ; Place of Sale: East Steps Inside the Hundred Nine (609 and the North ASH GROVE INVESTMENTS; Union County Courthouse, Creston, Iowa. X This sale not subject to redemption. Twenty-Five (25) feet of Lot Six Hun- UNION COUNTY TREASURER dred Ten (610) in the Original Town of ALL PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Property exemption: Certain money Defendants. or property may be exempt. Contact your Creston, Union County, Iowa CAUSE NO EQCV017503 attorney promptly to review specific prolocally known as 302 S. Birch, CreNOTICE visions of the law and file appropriate noston, Iowa 50801 TO: LEONIDEZ LOPEZ, DECEASED tice, if applicable. At said hearing the City of Creston will A Hearing has been set for the 18th Judgment Amount: $60,293.83 obtain title to the above real estate if the Costs: $1,093.94 Plus interest 6.25% court determines that the property is aban- day of April, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. to determine whether the following real estate is per annum of $53,861.82 from 08/29/2012 doned. until satisfied. All persons interested must file written abandoned, Lot Ninety-one (91), West Creston, objections prior to the hearing or appear Attorney: David M Erickson before the court to establish why the prop- Section A, Creston, Union County, Iowa (515) 288-2500 locally known as 610 West Mills, Creerty should not be considered abandoned. Sheriff: Rick L. Piel Arnold O. Kenyon, III ston, Iowa 50801 Date: 01/23/2014 At said hearing the City of Creston will CITY ATTORNEY obtain title to the above real estate if the court determines that the property is abanNOTICE OF SHERIFF'S doned. LEVY AND SALE All persons interested must file written IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT In the Iowa District Court objections prior to the hearing or appear FOR UNION COUNTY for Union County before the court to establish why the propTHE CITY OF CRESTON, Plaintiff State of Iowa erty should not be considered abandoned. Vs. Union County Arnold O. Kenyon, III Court No.: EQCV017158 CITY ATTORNEY WILLIAM JOHN BOWEN; UNION COUNTY; SPECIAL EXECUTION UNION COUNTY TREASURER NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S Plaintiff: Bank of America NA SuccesALL PARTIES IN POSSESSION, sor by Merger to BAC Home Loans SerLEVY AND SALE Defendants. vicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home In the Iowa District Court CAUSE NO EQCVO 17502 Loans Servicing LP for Union County NOTICE vs. State of Iowa TO: WILLIAM JOHN BOWEN, DEDefendant: Ibbotson, Ira - In Rem Union County CEASED Defendant: Ibbotson, Amanda - In Rem Court No.: EQCV016997 A Hearing has been set for the 18th As a result of the judgment rendered in SPECIAL EXECUTION the above referenced court case, an execuPlaintiff: Wells Fargo Financial Iowa 3 day of April, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. to determine whether the following real estate is tion was issued by the court to the Sheriff Inc. abandoned, of this county. The execution ordered the vs. The East One Hundred Twenty-five sale of defendant(s) rights, title, and interDefendant: Geary, Mary K & Spouse (125) feet of the West One Hundred est in Real Estate Property to satisfy the of Mary K Geary - In Rem judgment. The property to be sold is: Defendant: Geary, Wade J & spouse of Fifty-five (155) feet of Lot Three (3) and the West Half of Lot Numbered Four Lot Numbered One Hundred Fifty- Wade J Geary - In Rem Four (154) and the North Thirty-Seven (4) in the original Town of Creston, Defendant: State of Iowa – In Rem (37) Feet of the West Ninety-Seven (97) Defendant: Wells Fargo Financial Bank Union County, Iowa Feet of Lot Numbered One Hundred Fifty- – In Rem locally known as 307 N. Division, CreFive (155) in West Creston, Section “A”, Defendant: Southern Iowa Council of ston, Iowa 50801 In Creston, Union County, Iowa At said hearing the City of Creston will Governments/Southern Iowa Development Street Address: 101 N. Jarvis St., Cre- Group – In Rem obtain title to the above real estate if the ston, Iowa Defendant: Wells Fargo Financial Ac- court determines that the property is abanThe described property will be offered ceptance – In Rem doned. for sale at public auction for cash only as All persons interested must file written Defendant: Creston True Value – In follows: objections prior to the hearing or appear Rem Date of Sale: 02/25/2014 before the court to establish why the propDefendant: City of Creston – In Rem Time of Sale: 10:00 AM erty should not be considered abandoned. Defendant: LDE Inc – In Rem Place of Sale: East Steps Inside the Arnold O. Kenyon, III Defendant: ABA Recovery Services – CITY ATTORNEY In Rem Union County Courthouse, Creston, Iowa.

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Panthers pull away from Roadrunners in second half By SCOTT VICKER

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The Creston girls basketball team scored more points in the third quarter than it did in the first half here at Southwestern Community College on Monday, pulling away from Interstate 35 in the second half of a 4532 win. The Panthers trailed the Roadrunners 17-15 at halftime, but scored 16 points in the third quarter while holding Interstate 35 to just nine points. Creston got big plays out of Jenna Taylor, Chelcee Downing and Taylor Briley in the third quarter. Downing scored seven of her 14 points in the quarter. She converted a layup off a steal, hit a pullup jump- Downing er and knocked down a 3-pointer in the quarter. “That’s what we’ve kind of been needing — someone to step up,” head coach Larry McNutt said. “We don’t have to make a ton of threes, but if we can make one or two, it just loosens everything up inside for us. We don’t have to make threes, we can hit 17, 18-footers. Taylor hit one of them tonight.” Briley’s 17-footer capped off a quick 8-0 run by the Panthers that extended their lead to 29-24. Meanwhile, Taylor hit a jumper and got an offensive rebound and putback in the quarter.

Taylor scored a gamehigh 18 points for the Panthers to go with her nine rebounds — seven of which were of- Taylor fensive rebounds. “She got some nice offensive rebounds,” McNutt said. “We got some penetration and got her the ball around the basket. The other girls did a good job of getting her the ball.” The Panthers outrebounded Interstate 35 by a 32-15 margin. Natalie Mostek led the Panthers with 11 rebounds. It was an impressive feat against a Roadrunner team that features 6-1 freshman Gracey Griglione, who has recorded a pair of tripledoubles this year and averages 8.8 rebounds per game. Fellow Interstate 35 freshman post player Riley Morris averages 8.3 rebounds per game. Morris was held to just five rebounds, while Griglione pulled down just two. Griglione matched her season scoring output with 13 points to lead the Roadrunners, but after scoring seven of Interstate 35’s first nine points, was held to just four points in the second half. Freshman guard Slye Richardson, who averages 11.7 points per game, managed just three points. “I thought we were, after the first quarter, pretty good defensively for the most part,” McNutt said. “I thought the girls played hard and were trying to do the right things. We handled

their fullcourt pressure.” The Panthers forced 14 turnovers for the game, many of which came in the second half when they pulled away from the Roadrunners. “That’s what we need to do,” McNutt said. “We need to be really good defensively and be decent on offense. Then we have a chance. Especially in that second half, Taylor did a good job of getting into passing lanes. Our posts had to go outside and play on the perimeter tonight, and I thought we did a pretty good job.” Creston had a good night from the foul line, as well. The Panthers shot 9-of10 from the charity stripe, holding Interstate 35 off when the Roadrunners tried to extend the game by fouling. The win improved the Panthers to 6-10 for the season, while the Roadrunners drop to 11-5. Creston returns to action tonight at 6 p.m. against Chariton with the boys varsity game against Kuemper Catholic to follow. The freshmen girls play at 4:30 at CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER the high school. The girls JV Creston sophomore guard Taylor Briley (22) shoots from the corner over the top of game with Chariton is can- Interstate 35 junior Caylin Brommel during the first half of Creston’s 45-32 win over the Roadrunners. Briley finished the game with five points. celled.

INTERSTATE 35 (32) — Gracey Griglione 5 1-4 13, Caylin Brommel 3 0-0 6, Taylor Roth 1 2-2 4, Slye Richardson 1 1-2 3, Charlie Rupp 1 0-0 2, Riley Morris 0 2-4 2, Miranda Hahn 1 0-0 2. Totals — 12 6-12 32. FG shooting — 12-34 (35.2 percent). 3-point goals — 2-6 (Griglione 2). Steals — 5. Rebounds — 15. Turnovers — 14. Team fouls — 15. Fouled out — none. CRESTON (45) — Jenna Taylor 8 2-2 18, Chelcee Downing 6 0-0 14, Natalie Mostek 1 4-4 6, Taylor Briley 1 3-4 5, Olivia Nielsen 1 0-0 2. Totals — 17 9-10 45. FG shooting — 17-44 (38.6 percent). 3-point goals — 2-5 (Downing 2). Rebounds — 32 (Mostek 11, Taylor 9, Briley 4, Camryn Somers 4, Downing 3). Assists — 12 (Downing 3, Briley 3, Mostek 3, Somers 2). Steals

Southwestern women avenge loss at Simpson

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J’myrehea Douglas (23) puts up a shot in the lane for Southwestern Saturday against Marshalltown Community College. Douglas had eight points and seven rebounds in the Spartans’ 84-54 loss.

INDIANOLA — Monday was bounce-back night for the Southwestern women’s basketball team. After an 84-54 home conference loss to Marshalltown Communoity College Saturday afternoon, the Spartans traveled to Simpson JV Monday and avenged an earlier defeat, beating the Storm 59-52 to improve to 4-16 for the season. Rebounding from a subpar offensive performance Saturday, Darian Polson led a balanced Southwestern offense Monday with 15 points, including a 3-pointer. Morgan Knorr added 14 points and Jill Vanderhoof and Peyton Russell each tallied 10 to give Southwestern four players in double figures. “We started a little slow, but then we started to play a little more aggressive and got some stops on the defensive end,” coach Addae Please see SWCC, page 10A

Bulldogs gain fourth victory ORIENT — It was played out earlier than scheduled, but nonetheless it was a successful Bluegrass Conference tournament consolation game for the Orient-Macksburg Bulldogs Monday night. Avenging an earlier defeat, O-M beat MelcherDallas, 76-54. The game was played at 6 p.m. rather than 7:30 p.m., because the site of the originally-scheduled early game between Seymour and Moulton-Udell was changed. “Those two teams didn’t want to come clear over here on such a cold night, so they played that game at Seymour,” O-M coach Drew Dornack said. Moulton-

Udell won that contest, 5248. Monday’s victory improved the Bulldogs to 4-8 for the season, after gaining just one victory a year ago. The tables were turned from a 72-47 loss to MelcherDallas in the Bulldogs’ first Bluegrass Conference game after many years in the nowdefunct Rolling Hills Conference. Dornack said circumstances were much different for that early-season game, including limited availability of Chantz Davidson

Davidson, who scored 30 points Monday night. “Jordan Thompson had just come off meniscus surgery and probably played two minutes in that first game,” Dornack said. “Chantz had just come out, so he hadn’t been at many practices and only played a few minutes. Tonight he was scoring inside well and in the back of the press they kind of forgot about him. He uses his body well and works really hard.” Freshman guard Dylan Nichols also sparked the offense with two 3-pointers and a total of 10 points. Jesse Please see BULLDOGS, page 10A

— 12 (Mostek 4, Briley 3, Taylor 3, Downing 2). Turnovers — 15. Team fouls — 15. Fouled out — none. I-35 — 9 17 26 32 Creston — 7 15 31 45

JUNIOR VARSITY Just like in the varsity game, the Creston JV team pulled away from Interstate 35 in the second half on Monday, winning 49-37. The Panthers took a 26-21 lead into halftime, but held a 39-28 lead at the end of the third quarter. “It was a good battle back and forth, but the girls

worked hard together and came together as a team to pull off the win,” Creston JV coach Mendy McCreight said. “We had lots of girls score tonight, which is nice to see. Our defense created a lot of turnovers that we were able to convert into points, which helped us stay ahead.” The Panthers improved to 9-8 for the season with the win. Caitlin McIlravy led a balanced scoring effort with

12 points to go with her team-high five steals. Cammy Rutherford and Sadie Jones both scored in double figures, scoring 10 points apiece.

Creston (49) — Caitlin McIlravy 12, Sadie Jones 10, Cammy Rutherford 10, Maria Mostek 8, Becca Ross 6, Madison Callahan 2, Lexie Little 1. 3-point goals — Mostek 1. Free throws — 2-10. Rebounds — 19 (Little 4, McIlravy 4, Rutherford 4, Mostek 2, Jessica Beatty 2). Steals — 16 (McIlravy 5, Mostek 3). Assists — 9 (McIlravy 4). Team fouls — 20. Halftime score — Creston 26, Interstate 35 21. Interstate 35 (37)

Panther bowlers split with Shenandoah By SCOTT VICKER

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It was another mixed day for the Creston/OrientMacksburg bowling teams here Saturday, as the Panthers split with Shenandoah in a Hawkeye 10 Conference matchup. The boys posted a 26052411 victory over the Mustangs thanks in large part to a strong Baker Rotation. Meanwhile, the girls fell 2311-2230 as the Fillies outscored the Panthers by 69 pins in the Baker Rotation. “Today (Saturday) against Shenandoah was once again a mixed bag of excitement, frustration, satisfaction and disappointment,” head coach Ron Pendegraft said. “Scores for the boys were better today. The team total was our highest since early in the season. However, we did have a couple of individual scores in the first game that were uncharacteristically low.” Blake Eddy led the way for the Panther boys, rolling games of 200 and 191 for a two-game total of 391. Brett Cheers nearly matched Eddy with his games of 189 and Cheers 201 for a total score of 390. Chantz Davidson finished with a score of 341, while Reece Kramer bowled a 332 and Darin Hatfield rounded out the team scoring with his two-game score of 327. The Panther boys held an 81-pin lead over the Mustangs after round one, but pulled away in the Baker Rotation. Creston/O-M rolled two Baker games over 200 and outscored

Shenandoah by another 113 pins in the Baker Rotation. “For the boys in the Baker round, I would have thought there were two different teams bowling for us,” Pendegraft said. “In the first, fourth and fifth games, we couldn’t get it going. But in the second and third games, we couldn’t miss. Overall though, it ended well and we came away with a muchwelcomed 194-pin win.” The Panther girls trailed Shenandoah by 12 pins after round one, but lost ground in the Baker Rotation as the Fillies outscored Creston/OM by 69 pins. Devon Eddy led the Panthers once a g a i n with her two-game score of 363, followed by Charley Parcher’s Eddy total of 317. Jenna Hayes bowled a score of 287 and Aly Downey contributed a 281. Madison Hance rounded out the team scoring with a score of 268. “Round one started off very well, but in the second game we cooled off a little bit,” Pendegraft said. “In Bakers, Shenandoah turned it on and we couldn’t keep pace.” Creston/O-M returns to action Saturday against Central Decatur at Pine Valley.

JV The Panther JV teams both bowled with just four bowlers on Saturday, having to take zero scores for their fifth positions. “In spite of that, the kids did well and I was proud of how they stuck with it and gave a very good effort,” Pendegraft said. Sebastian Peterson led the JV boys with a 289 series and Ashley Knipfer led the

way for the girls with a 276.

Varsity Boys Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1781-824—2605; Shenandoah: 1700-711—2411. High game — Darin Hatfield 213. High two game — Blake Eddy 391. Creston/O-M (2605) — Blake Eddy 200-191—391, Brett Cheers 189-201—390, Chantz Davidson 149-192—341, Reece Kramer 176-156—332, Darin Hatfield 114-213—327. Totals — 1781824—2605. Baker Rotation — 112, 230, 204, 147, 131—824. Shenandoah (2411) — Sean Gluck 187-169—356, Chase Hiser 150-197—347, Tyler Hoyt 189157—346, Quentin Charbonneau 175-154—329, Dakota Davis 155167—322, Jacob Orr 120-115— 235. Totals — 1700-711—2411. Baker Rotation — 148, 113, 184, 139, 127—711. Girls Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1516-714—2230; Shenandoah: 1528-783—2311. High game — Devon Eddy 190. High two game — Devon Eddy 363. Creston/O-M (2230) — Devon Eddy 190-173—363, Charley Parcher 178-139—317, Jenna Hayes 140-147—287, Aly Downey 155-126—281, Madison Hance 141-127—268. Totals — 1516-714—2230. Baker Rotation — 101, 165, 157, 172, 119—714. Shenandoah (2311) — Jacee Hogue 202-190—392, Kassie Herron 190-164—354, Justine Marsh 141-144—285, Allie Gluck 112-155—267, Samantha Racine 120-110—230, Destiny Archer 91-75—166. Totals — 1528-783— 2311. Baker Rotation — 120, 201, 174, 169, 119—783. Junior Varsity Boys JV match totals — Creston/O-M: 876-469—1345; Shenandoah: 1274-642—1916. High game — Sebastian Peterson 147. High two game — Sebastian Peterson 289. Creston/O-M (1345) — Sebastian Peterson 142-147— 189, Jacob Geary 114-116—230, Tyler Shepherd 106-89—195, Anthony Walton 97-65—162. Totals — 876-469—1345. Baker Rotation — 107, 70, 93, 77, 122— 469. Shenandoah (1916) Girls JV match totals — Creston/O-M: 685-537—1222; Shenandoah: 1024-477—1501. High game — Ashley Knipfer 158. High two game — Ashley Knipfer 276. Creston/O-M (1222) — Ashley Knipfer 158-118—276, Emily Stults 106-104—210, Michelle Islas 88-107—195, Livi Hartman 96-98—194. Totals — 685-537— 1222. Baker Rotation — 110, 91, 112, 107, 117—537. Shenandoah (1501)

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Wayne 43, The Southwestern men well in the second half, and petitive game and it’s good East Union 32

snapped a six-game losing streak with a strong second half at home Friday night against Grand View University JV. After trailing 28-27 at halftime, the Spartans outscored the Vikings 37-27 in the second half for a 64-55 victory. Mataika Koyamainavure and Elliott Hamdeed were Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside, respectively, with 17 points each. Four S p a r t a n s Hamdeed ended up in double figures as Tanner Kellogg dropped in 12 points and Jared Theis added 11. “Our offensive crispness wasn’t real sharp in the first half,” SWCC coach Mike Holmes said. “We were cutting half-speed, not really thinking. We did pretty

defensively we were pretty good throughout the game, taking away what we wanted to take away.” Sophomore guard Larry Mason had a solid overall game with nine rebounds, four assists and three points. Nick Lenhard has stepped in at point guard and provided good defense, Holmes said. He had two steals Friday. Former ADM forward Ben Larson scored seven points for Grand View. A big difference in Friday’s game was at the free throw line. Southwestern was 17-of-19 while the Vikings struggled at 5-of-13. Grand View had defeated the Spartans (8-12) on a buzzer-beater earlier in the season in Des Moines. The Spartans had not won since a Dec. 14 home game against Clinton. “We had been getting smacked around a little bit, so this helps,” Holmes said. “Grand View has some nice athletes. It was a good, com-

to get a win. We improved our scoring, which we need against Iowa Lakes Saturday because they have one of the premier players in the league.” Iowa Lakes guard Deondre Parks is a South Dakota State recruit. Southwestern’s national placewinning volleyball team will be honored at halftime of the 3 p.m. game Saturday.

GRAND VIEW JV (55) — Deion Alston 8 1-3 18, Darian Bostic 5 0-2 10, Kyle Brosamle 3 2-5 9, Ben Larson 3 0-0 7, Justin Schweiner 2 2-2 7, Mason Denholm 2 0-0 4. Totals — 23 5-13 55. FG shooting — 23-49 (46.9 percent).3point goals — 4-17 (Larson 1, Schweiner 1, Brosamle 1, Alston 1). Turnovers — 11. Team fouls — 15. Fouled out — None. SOUTHWESTERN (64) — Mataika Koyamainavure 6 5-7 17, Elliott Hamdeed 4 8-8 17, Tanner Kellogg 5 0-0 12, Jared Theis 5 0-0 11, Larry Mason 1 1-2 3, Dylan Tucker 1 0-0 2, Nick Lenhard 0 2-2 2. Totals — 22 17-19 64. FG shooting — 22-53 (41.5 percent). 3-point goals — 4-13 (Kellogg 2, Theis 1, Hamdeed 1). Rebounds — 29 (Mason 9, Theis 7, Koyamainavure 5). Assists — 11 (Mason 4, Theis 3). Steals — 7 (Theis 2, Lenhard 2). Turnovers — 11. Team fouls — 16. Fouled out — None. Grand View JV — 28 55 SWCC — 27 64

Area boys basketball Lenox 55, Central Decatur 39 LENOX — Caleb Lange had a big game for Lenox, leading the Tigers to a 55-39 win over Central Decatur here on Thursday. Lange finished the game with 21 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals, while shooting 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Spencer Brown added 15 points and nine rebounds for Lenox. Todd Stoaks scored seven points, while Carson Cline chipped in five. Dusting Gordon added four points, while Francisco Martinez scored two and Dawson Tullberg added one. Lenox co-coach Jesse Cox said one of the keys to the game was Lenox making more free throws than Central Decatur shot. The Tigers shot 20-of-26 from the line, while Central Decatur finished just 5-of-15. Wayne 36, East Union 32 AFTON — Wayne picked up a close 36-32 win over East Union here Thursday in Pride of Iowa Conference play. “We need to avoid scoring droughts again, take better care of the ball and rebound,” East Union head coach Thad Tussey said. Cole Campbell and Jesse Akers each scored seven points to lead the Eagles. Mason Gossman added six, as did Sean Schmitz. Dustin Hoyt scored four points and Trevor Barnett pitched in two.

Nodaway Valley 67, Central Decatur 62 LEON — An upset-minded Central Decatur team had Nodaway Valley on the ropes here Friday, but a big third quarter spurred the Wolverines to a 67-62 win. The Cardinals led 19-14 at the end of the first quarter, and held a 32-25 lead at halftime. But Nodaway Valley responded with a 23-8 advantage in the third quarter. “A quality win over a quality opponent on the road,” Nodaway Valley head coach Darrell Burmeister said. “The Wolverines responded at halftime and came out with a big third quarter.” Nodaway Valley shot 20-

of-21 from the free throw line for the game and 11-of11 in the fourth quarter. TJ Bower finished with 30 points to go with five rebounds and four steals. Jackson Lamb added 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Delson Grantham recorded 14 points with five rebounds. Mason Clarke scored four points and pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Nodaway Valley improved to 13-1 for the season and 11-0 in the Pride of Iowa Conference with the win.

AFTON — A 17-5 second quarter sunk East Union here Thursday in a 43-32 loss to Wayne. Brittany Malone led the Eagles with 18 points to go with her five rebounds. Stacia Bryson scored five points and grabbed a teamhigh eight rebounds. Kali Mertens finished with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and five steals. Mara Weis collected three steals in the loss.

Nodaway Valley 59, Central Decatur 57 LEON — Nodaway Valley played spoiler here Friday in a Pride of Iowa Conference matchup with Central Decatur, beating the Cardinals 59-57. Less than a week after the Cardinals pulled even with Interstate 35 for the lead in the conference, Nodaway Valley gave them their second conference loss of the season at

8-2. Nodaway Valley improved to 9-6 overall and 8-3 in the conference. “The girls took a big step in defining who they are tonight,” head coach Tom Thompson said. “Eleven turnovers against a pressing team was one key. Composure down the stretch under coach MacKinnon’s guidance and showing the desire to win big games.” Christine Gross hit four straight shots during a stretch in the third quarter for the Wolverines, scoring 10 points to go with six assists. Emily Huntington and Josie Carter each hit big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Huntington finished with seven points, while Carter scored 12. Paige McElfish led the Wolverines with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Josie Clarke added eight points and eight boards. “Mercedes Harter and Jess Nelson provided a valuable spark with pres-

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Wayne 45, Mount Ayr 43 MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr saw a sevenpoint lead evaporate in the final minute in a 45-43 loss to Wayne here on Friday. “We didn’t finish this one out,” head coach Thad Streit said. “We played good basketball for 31 minutes and we let it slip through our fingers. This one hurts as we had it won.” Paige Daughton recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Freshman Kelcie Shields added 10 points and five boards off the bench. Tess Shields scored seven points with five rebounds, while Allie Shields Please see GIRLS, page 10A

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released girls basketball regional tournament pairings Monday afternoon. First-round matchups are listed below in order of how they appear on the bracket. Dates are listed for each class for the days of scheduled games. Class 4A games will be played Feb. 19, 22 and 25 and Creston opens regional play the same way as last year — traveling to Glenwood. The winner meets Lewis Central, which drew MSM 61, a bye. Class 4A Southwest Valley 39 Feb. 19, 22, 25 MARTENSDALE — A Region 8 Lewis Central (bye); CresPlease see ton at Glenwood; Dallas BOYS, page 10A

Center Grimes (bye); Des Moines Hoover at Winterset. Region 7 Harlan (bye); Carroll at Denison-Schleswig; Boone (bye); Webster City at Saydel. Class 3A Feb. 15, 19, 22 Region 2 OA-BCIG at MOC-Floyd Valley; East Sac County at Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Clarinda at Shenandoah; Atlantic at Red Oak. Class 2A Feb. 15, 18, 21, 24 Region 7 South Central Calhoun (bye), Prairie Valley at Audubon; IKM-Manning (bye); Riverside at AHST; Panorama (bye); Earlham at Nodaway Valley; Central

Decatur (bye); Southwest Valley at Mount Ayr. Class 1A Feb. 13, 18, 21, 24 Region 7 Stanton (bye); Clarinda Academy at Sidney; Nishnabotna at Fremont-Mills; East Mills at Essex; Murray (bye); Diagonal at Lenox; South Page at Bedford; East Union at Lamoni. Region 6 Colo-Nesco (bye); Northeast Hamilton at Southeast Webster-Grand; Iowa Christian at Coon Rapids-Bayard; Glidden-Ralston at PatonChurdan; Ankeny Christian (bye); CAM at Guthrie Center; Orient-Macksburg vs. Grandview Park Baptist at Saydel; Southeast Warren at Martensdale-St. Marys.

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Houston said. On Saturday, Jasmin Howe’s 24 points led four Marshalltown palyers in double figures as the Tigers beat the Spartans 84-54 in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II play. The Spartans slipped to 1-7 in league play and Marshalltown improved

to 5-3 in fourth place, and 14-5 overall. J’myrehea Douglas finished with 4-of-5 shooting from the field and eight points with seven rebounds for Southwestern. Kristin Klocksiem led Southwestern with 12 points and Vanderhoof tallied 11 points. Southwestern hosts Iowa Lakes at 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the men’s game.

SATURDAY MARSHALLTOWN (84) — Jasmin Howe 24, Ashley Salgado 17, Jamerka Martin 16, Ilsie Calles 10. 3-point goals — 10. SOUTHWESTERN (54) — Kristin Klocksiem 5 0-0 12, Jill Vanderhoof 4 2-2 11, J’myrehea Douglas 4 0-2 8, Darian Polson 2 1-3 6, Morgan Knorr 3 0-0 6, Jordan Williamson 1 2-2 4, Na Keyia Harris 1 2-2 4, Katelynn Sowers 1 0-0 3. Totals — 21 7-11 54. FG shooting — 21-43 (49 percent). 3-point goals — 5-16 (Klocksiem 2, Sowers 1, Vanderhoof 1, Polson 1).

Rebounds — 23 (Douglas 7, Polson 4, Russell 4). Assists — 13 (Knorr 4). Steals — 3 (Russell 1, Douglas 1, Klocksiem 1). Turnovers — 21. Team fouls — 22. Fouled out — None. Marshalltown — 41 84 SWCC — 25 54 MONDAY SIMPSON JV (52). SOUTHWESTERN (59) — Darian Polson 15, Morgan Knorr 14, Jill Vanderhoof 10, Peyton Russell 10, Kristin Klocksiem 5, Na Keyia Harris 4, Jordan Williamson 1. Simpson JV — 23 52 SWCC — 29 59

nior last year, so we brought back four starters, but some younger guys who didn’t get a lot of minutes last year were trying to understand the system. I think they bought in over Christmas break.” Teams on the consolation side of the conference tournament bracket don’t get a third

or fourth game, so to fill a gap in the schedule O-M has scheduled a game Friday at Moravia. The Bulldogs make a return trip there on Feb. 10. “On Friday we’re going over to play a boys game, and then a half of JV after,” Dornack said.

9 2-4 20, Troy Lee 1 3-4 5, Travis Ernst 2 3-4 5, Zach Moore 1 0-0 2, Jacob Marlin 1 0-0 2. Totals — 20 13-18 54. 3-point goals — Wettering 3. Orient-Macksburg (76) — Chantz Davidson 15 0-0 30, Jesse Johnson 5 2-3 12, Dylan Nichols 4 0-0 10, Jordan Thompson 0 7-8 7, James Sullivan 3 0-0 6, Wyatt Hensley 2 0-0 4, Seth White 1 1-2 3, A.J. Kralik 0 2-2 2, Logan Holste 1 0-0 2. Totals — 31 12-16 76. 3-point goals — Nichols 2.

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Johnson had 12 points and Thompson provided 7-of-8 shooting at the free throw line. The 76 points is a season high for the Bulldogs. “Our guys are maturing,” Dornack said. “We lost Jacob Caviness as our only se-


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poor shooting night cost Southwest Valley here Friday in a 61-39 loss to Martensdale-St. Marys. The Timberwolves shot 0-of-11 from behind the 3-point line and shot under 50 percent from the free throw line in the loss. Keegan Longabaugh led the Timberwolves with 10 points to go with seven rebounds. Colten Drake added nine points and nine rebounds. Scott Vanderhoof scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. Nick Spring scored six points and finished with four rebounds. Evan Baldwin contributed four points and Lane Peterson scored two points.

Pleasantville 64, East Union 47 AFTON — Pleasantville pulled away from East Union in the second half here on Friday for a 64-47 win over the Eagles. East Union trailed just 32-27 at halftime, but couldn’t keep pace with one of the top teams in the Pride of Iowa Conference. Trevor Barnett and

Jesse Akers each scored 10 points to lead the Eagles. Sean Schmitz added six points, as did Tyler Kelley. Brandon Hulsey scored five points, while Cole Campbell and Mason Gossman each netted four points. Dustin Hoyt scored two points for East Union.

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scored six points. Megan Warin scored five points, while Brook Rychnovsky scored three. Ashton Johnston added two points.

MSM 50, Southwest Valley 38 MARTENSDALE — After combining for 46 points in the first quarter, Southwest Valley and Martensdale-St. Marys combined to score just two points in the second quarter. But, Martensdale-St. Marys pulled away in the second half for a 50-38 win over the Timberwolves. “We really struggled breaking their press,” cocoach Sandy Winter said. “In addition to that, we didn’t shoot well.” Sydney Maynes scored nine points with seven rebounds to lead Southwest Valley. Marissa Drake added seven points with seven boards. Mikayla Dolch scored six points, while Kelsie Kinman and Gentry Johannes each netted five points. Lexi Bronner scored four points.

LENOX — Lenox led 44-11 at halftime, and spent much of the second half with a continuous clock in a 71-33 win over Southeast Warren here on Friday. Caleb Lange scored 20 points to lead the Tigers, while Spencer Brown added 19 points. Dawson Tullberg contributed nine points and Frank Martinez scored eight. Carson Cline scored six points, while Todd Stoaks pitched in four. A Dustin Gordon 3-pointer to start the second half started the continuous clock. Kaleb Anderson added two points. “Lenox played good team basketball, having assists account for 20 of Murray 79, the 28 field goals,” co- Moravia 36 coach Jesse Cox said.

MURRAY — Murray improved to 13-2 for the season and 9-1 in the Bluegrass Conference with a 79-36 win over Moravia here on Friday. Megan Oswald had a big game with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Mustangs. Madison Gonseth also re- Oswald corded a doubledouble with 12 points and 11 boards. Deena Snyder came up one rebound short of a double-double with 10 points and nine boards. Kate Patton scored 16 points with six assists and six steals. Cheyanne Ashby added eight points, while Courtney Siefkas contributed six points and six boards. “Got back on the winning track in a big way Friday,” head coach Jerry Shields said. “Had two girls get double-doubles and a third just missed. Good all-around scoring tonight and we played a lot better defense. Went on a 42-7 run between the first and third quarter.”

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TO OUR READERS Creston Publishing Company does not knowingly accept advertising which is in violation of the law. We do not knowingly accept advertising that is fraudulent or has malicious intent. While we attempt to screen advertising with potential of fraud, it is impossible to screen all potential problems. We strongly encourage readers to exercise caution and common sense, particularly when dealing with unfamiliar companies.

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FOR SALE: PUREBRED registered black Angus bulls, freeze branded, semen checked, good disposition. Also purebred open heifers. Bradley Angus Farms, 641-344-3875.

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Auction Calendar Complete sale information is published in the Wednesday edition of the Creston News Advertiser and/or the Southwest Iowa Advertiser

Sat. Feb. 15- 1:00PM Kellerton, IA. Large Farm Machinery, Caterpillar D76 Dozer, John Deere 7200 8 Row Planter for Brad West Estate. Auctioneers: Jim Smith, Curt Pierschbacher. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

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HORSE SALE: Belle Plaine Western Exchange, Belle Plaine, IA. Next Scheduled Sale: Saturday,February 8, 2014. Tack 10:00 a.m., Horses immediately following. Sale 2nd Saturday of every month. Upcoming Sale: March 8, 2014. Check out our website for details and sale; Info/ To Consign: 319-4442320; email: bpwe@ (MCN) JACOBSON TRANSPORTATION is seeking Class A CDL Drivers for Dedicated Customer Accounts in the Midwest. We offer Excellent Pay, Benefits, and Great Home Time! Call 1-800-397-8132

ADOPTION: LOVING, HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE wishes to adopt infant and give love, laughter, and stability. Please call Mara and Wil at 1-800-983-9095. Expenses paid (MCN) We BUY used Manufactured Homes, Single and Double Wides. Call 641-672-2344 (IOWA ONLY) (MCN) TRAILER SALE: 6’x12’ Cargo $2,249.00; 82”x16’+2’ Car hauler 7k $2,266.00; 82”x18’ tilt 9,990# lift off fenders $3,588.00; Used Mauer 82”x16’ 14,000# Skid load trailer $2,640.00; 16’+4’ Gravity tilt 14,000# $4,819.00; 100”x22’ Aluminum Electric Tilt 14,000#. For more prices & information:; 1-515972-4554 (MCN) MOBILE APPS BUSINESS: Be part of the

Dalton Ag, Inc., located in Lenox, Iowa is a premier manufacturer of fertilizer application equipment. Our products are sold throughout the corn belt and exported to several countries. Dalton Ag became a subsidiary of Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc. in January 2014, allowing us to become 100% employee owned. We are looking for dedicated and career minded people to join our growing and exciting company.


Tract 1: 159.89 acres M/L with 147.72 tillable acres and a tillable CSR of 61.9. Tract 2: 152 acres M/L with 139.16 tillable acres and a tillable CSR of 57.4. Farm is located north of Creston in Section 11 of Spaulding Township. Matt Adams • 515.423.9235 Steve Bruere • 515.240.7500


Welding applicants must be proficient with MIG welding and reading blue prints. Stainless steel welding experience a plus. All positions must have solid work histories and be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. We offer competitive wages, benefits, and overtime. Dalton Ag, Inc is an employee owned company.

for work in our agronomy department. Some extended hours and weekends. Competitive Wages Driver’s License and Drug Screening Required We operate a drug free environment. Contact:

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To apply, stop by 602 E. Van Buren in Lenox between the hours of 7 am – 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. EOE


Tuesday, February 4Th INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE MECHANICS Osceola Foods, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of a Fortune 500 Company is seeking an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic for our second shift. Successful maintenance applicants will have welding ability, maintenance experience with processing equipment, working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and the ability to troubleshoot. Successful candidates will work in our modern food processing facility located in Osceola, Iowa, and enjoy competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. A combination of experience and/or training at an accredited technical school will be given consideration. Industrial Mechanics are given regular performance and salary reviews. Wages based on experience & education. Starting pay ranges from trainee positions at approximately $14/hour up to mechanic & electrician positions starting at approximately $17/hour. Please stop by your nearest Workforce Development Center to fill out an application along with a summary of qualifications and work experience. Applications can also be picked up at Osceola Foods and mailed back to Jared Lee, 1027 Warren Ave. Osceola, IA. 50213.

Osceola Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Interviews being conducted from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required.

We will train people with a solid work history! For further information contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Announcing e recent plant wid pay rate increases! Attn: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks St. • Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 • Phone (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP

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Alegent Creighton Clinics Seeks

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant We have a full time position available for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work primarily in the Corning Clinic. Duties will include rotating hours in a satellite clinic in Taylor County and Saturday morning rotation.

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• Requirements for Nurse Practitioner: Minimum of a Masters Degree in Nursing with completion of a Nurse Practitioner program, current Iowa RN License, must be licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner ARNP-IA • Requirements for Physician Assistant: Must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant program, have a current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in Iowa and must have current Physician Assistant Certification.

Inquiries regarding position may be made to Deb Goldsmith, To apply go to, then search jobs and Enter Req. 1400000644 For application assistance, contact Sandi Lammers, Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital Corning, call: 641-322-6279; Email:



Creston News Advertiser Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As Obama prepares for address, many previous proposals remain unfinished The president’s State of the Union speech is slated for 8 p.m. Tuesday

a hearing on a bill to expand preschool. White House spokesman Jay Carney conceded that progress on last year’s proposals was “modest,” but searched for a favorable benchmark: “It was not modest compared to what we’d seen in previous years.” Obama’s predicament is hardly unique. Nearly all modern presidents have used the State of the Union address to showcase policy goals both real and still somewhat imagined. The proposals have been high-minded. But they have also been small-bore (President Bill Clinton famously endorsed school uniforms and watching less television). They have been dreamy (President George H.W. Bush wanted money “to plant a billion trees a year”). They have been catchy (Obama’s “Buffett rule” would have ensured that billionaires paid a higher tax rate). And they have included fixtures, such as health care reform, that have featured in nearly every address for decades. For Obama, the revolving cast has also included mortgage assistance, infrastructure spending, tax reform and college affordability. Despite the prime-time spotlight, many proposals

WASHINGTON (MCT) — A year ago, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. “That’s something we should be able to do,” he said. The president’s tone — more aspirational than expectant — was a nod to the reality of this annual Washington ritual. Little of what the president proposes in his most high-profile speech of the year is likely to get done, at least not any time soon. As Obama polishes a fresh list of ideas to tick off Tuesday night, many of last year’s proposals remain unfinished — stymied by politically divided Washington. His gun-control push has petered out. His immigration overhaul is stuck in the Republican-led House. Congress has not heeded his call to raise the minimum wage. And, in the year since his speech, neither the House nor the Senate, where his party is in control, has even held

seem to fade quickly. The president wants to work with Congress, Pfeiffer wrote over the weekend in an email to supporters, but “will not wait for Congress.” Obama made similar pledges to flex his executive muscle in last year’s speech and spent the last few weeks making good on some. He named five “promise zones,” impoverished areas that received top priority for federal money. He awarded a research project in North Carolina millions of dollars, as part of his goal of creating a network of manufacturing innovation centers. He accepted a report on voting reform from a commission he had touted. On Tuesday, he will announce new initiatives, which the White House has declined to discuss. “He’ll certainly aim high,” Carney said. “Presidents ought to aim high. I don’t think any president has ever gone before Congress and said, ‘I hope to do this, this, this and this with you that year’ and, at the end of the year, discovered that his list was too short, that everything got done.” Still, the status of past proposals offers a glimpse of the prospects for success. Most initiatives Obama can push on his own are incremental,

(Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

President Barack Obama speaks at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on the campus of N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

while most large-scale proposals move at glacial pace, or not at all. Republicans on Capitol Hill are no more likely this year than last to endorse expensive programs — even in the name of job creation. They have shown little interest in minimum-wage legislation; bills that would raise it to more than $10 per hour have drawn no Republican co-sponsors. The first year in the life of Obama’s preschool plan illustrates the nature of the hurdles ahead. Although

GOP governors have moved to expand public preschool and polls show such efforts are popular, the launch of the federal effort was slow and sputtering. The White House proposed paying to make preschool available to 4-yearolds in nearly all low- and moderate-income families with a 94-cent tobacco tax, an idea spurned by lawmakers from both parties. “I was happy to see they at least had some sort of plan for paying for this. It was in itself a bold statement,” said Lisa Guern-

sey, director of the early education initiative at the New America Foundation. “But in reality the idea of raising a tax to pay for this was met with a lot of silence.” The bill took months to draft and, even then, did not include a way to pay for it. But the budget bill passed earlier this month included $250 million to help states expand preschool programs. —————— ©2014 Tribune Co. Visit Tribune Co. at www. MCT Information Services



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