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Gas-tax issue dominates legislative coffee By BAILEY POOLMAN

CNA staff reporter

The state of Iowa’s infrastructure was on the agenda during a legislative coffee Saturday when local citizens raised questions to Rep. Jack Drake, R-Griswold, and Sen. Hubert Houser, R-Carson. Currently, there is an estimated backlog of road repairs totalling approximately $215 million, according to a Cedar Rapids Gazette February story.

In January, a bipartisan subcommittee passed legislation for a threeyear, 10-cent increase in fuel tax. One option in opposition to a gas tax was creating a toll road. “Would there be any possible consideration of selling Interstate 80 and turning it into a toll road, and letting a private enterprise operate it, which would do a lot of things for the state of Iowa,” said Mike Lang of Creston. “It would reduce the amount of money the transportation department has to spend maintaining Interstate 80,

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and it would possibly increase taxes by some private enterprise and make some profit.” Drake responded to Lang’s comment, saying a toll road wasn’t a

highly-discussed option. “That’s something that we’ve not heard much of at all,” said Drake. “I’d be pretty hesitant myself overall, but I’m willing to listen and see if there’s better ideas to do things.” Houser said the current legislation would treat a gas tax as a type of sales tax, which would be a percentage instead of a consistent amount per gallon. “I don’t think it’s going to happen this year,” Houser said. “I will say it seems like more and more people are becoming aware that some-

thing’s got to be done.” According to Houser, the last gas tax spike was in 1988, when the tax to gas was at 21 cents per gallon. Revenue increased during that time, but now “they’re flatlining.”

Tax pros and cons There are a number of pros and cons to a gas tax. Benefits of a gas tax will include more usage of public transportation, less air Please see GAS TAX, Page 2

‘THE BOYS NEXT DOOR’ Creston High School’s play “The Boys Next Door” was held Friday and Sunday at the school’s auditorium. About 260 total tickets were sold. This “funny, yet heart-touching” play featured four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home together. Those men — Barry, Arnold, Lucien and Norman — were played, respectively, by CHS students Brandon Phipps, Maxx Walters, Evan Nielsen and Ben Mullin. ■


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Record cold temperatures were reported all across Iowa this morning as temperatures plummeted overnight. In Creston, the overnight low temperature was -9 degrees. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker confirmed this morning that does break the old record of Hillaker -7 degrees set on this day in 1913. “Winter started early and is staying late,” Hillaker said. The record-breaking cold this morning forced several area schools to delay classes


Left, Lucien (Evan Neilsen) dusts the top of his social worker’s head (Jeremy Stoll) during a scene from Creston High School’s version of the play “The Boys Next Door” held Friday and Sunday at the CHS auditorium. Above, Norman (Ben Mullin) gives his love interest Sheila (RaeAnne Hopkins) a large key ring as a gift. Want to see more photos from the play? See all photos taken by visiting and clicking on the photos tab.

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County incumbents announce bids for re-election By JAKE WADDINGHAM

CNA associate editor

Individuals interested in running for a Union County office may pick up the necessary paperwork at the Union County Courthouse starting today. The offices that will be available are recorder, treasurer, attorney and one seat on the Union County Board of Supervisors. “Anyone that would like to take out papers for any of these offices can come to Please see RE-ELECTION, Page 2

Above, Mr. Klemper (Liam Ray), who plays an abusive father, grabs his son Barry’s shirt (Brandon Phipps) during the CHS play “The Boys Next Door.” Right, Norman (Ben Mullin) and his love interest Sheila (RaeAnne Hopkins) hug after sharing a dance together.

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Deaths Mary Susan Thomas

of Zion died March 2, 2014, at her home in Greenfield. Services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, juncZion tion of highways 34 and 25, Mary Susan Thomas, 88, Creston.

Charles ‘Vern’ McCarty

83, of Prescott died March 3, 2014, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Pearson Family FuPrescott neral Service, 701 Seventh Charles “Vern” McCarty, St., Corning.

Louise Lobaugh Orient

Louise Lobaugh, 89, of Atlanta, Ga., died W e d . Feb. 26, 2014 at the Emory University Hospital Lobaugh in Atlanta, Ga. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the First Christian Church, 301 E Townline Road, Creston, IA. Pastor Dianna Clark will officiate. All attendees are invited to share fellowship and lunch with the family immediately following the service. Burial will be at the Nevada Cemetery in Nevada, Ia. Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wed. March 5 with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed. at the Powers Funeral Home, intersection of highway 25 & 34, Creston, IA. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh. com. Louise Enola Lobaugh was born on October 28, 1924 and passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA at the age of 89. Louise was delivered by her oldest sister, Icle, on a farm at her family’s home in Sac City, Iowa. She was the twelfth child of 6 boys and 6 girls born to William and Dollie Kapaska. She attended high school at Nevada High where she met her future husband, Donald J. Lobaugh. Louise and Donald eloped and were married on May 21, 1942 in Bethany, Missouri. The couple was blessed with the birth of 3 children – Larry, Nancy and Dennis. For many years Louise worked with her husband on the family farm in Nevada, Iowa and later on the farm that they purchased in Richland Township, Orient, Iowa. Upon leaving the farm, Louise worked with her husband, at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Orient, Iowa. Louise was a bank teller who worked for her hus-

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two hours. Those schools included Clearfield, Diagonal, Orient-Macksburg, Lenox, Murray, Mount Ayr, Southwest Valley and Nodaway

band, the bank manager. Louise and Donald retired together from the bank on April 26, 1987. Louise lost her husband to a stroke and heart disease in October of 1997. Due to declining health, Louise has lived with her daughter and sonin-law in Kennesaw, GA for the last 5 years. In recent years Louise survived sepsis, a pulmonary embolism, uterine and breast cancer, and a massive heart attack. She was above all a survivor who loved life, family and friends. Louise was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved socializing with and cooking for family and friends. Louise was loved by everyone who knew her for her generosity and kindness. One of her favorite activities was to play cards and she loved playing gin, pitch, pinochle, hearts and bridge with family and friends. Over the last several years, she especially looked forward to playing bridge every Sunday night with her grandson Michael. She and Michael were partners and she often had fun telling her doctor and friends when she and Michael beat “the competition.” She was also an excellent hearts and pinochle player. She is survived by her son, Larry G. Lobaugh and his wife, Cheryl of Gainesville, GA, her daughter Nancy L. Gayler and her husband, Richard (Dick) of Kennesaw, GA, her daughter-in-law Linda Lobaugh of Dow City, IA; seven grandchildren, Lisa Haney of Irvine, CA, Matthew Gayler and his wife Julie of Maysville, NC, Stacy Weeks and her husband Stephen of Acworth, GA, Michael Gayler of Marietta, GA, Dana Lobaugh and his wife Janeen of Dow City, IA, Darren Lobaugh and his wife, Amanda of Council Bluffs, IA, and Diana Lobaugh of Omaha, NE; twelve great-grandchildren, Ty Haney, Ryan Haney, Ian Gayler, Zoe Gayler, Eli Gayler, Justin Weeks, Kaitlin Avery Weeks, Derek Lobaugh, Dillion Lobaugh, Jamison Lobaugh, Carter Lobaugh, and Quentin Lobaugh; other relatives and friends. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Donald and son Dennis.

telemedicine abortions. Currently, telemedicine

abortions are legal in the state of Iowa after an Iowa judge stayed a decision made by Iowa Board of Medicine August 2013. Telemedicine abortion is an abortion via pills the woman takes during a meeting with a doctor over a webcam. These procedures are geared toward rural areas where it is more difficult for doctors to reach. The next legislative coffee will be 8 a.m. April 5 at Creston congregate meal site at the restored Creston Depot.

ticket. “I’ve enjoyed my time so far on the board and would like it Riley to continue,” Riley said. “I would

like to see some projects completed which are mostly bridges, road and paving projects. I feel things are running pretty smoothly on the board and hopefully other people think so.” Also seeking re-election is Recorder Paula White, Treasurer Kelly Busch and Attorney Tim Kenyon.

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pollution and money spent on infrastructure within the state. It will also mean people who drive and use roads will be the ones paying for the road repairs, rather than those who don’t. However, there are also cons to the situation. Such cons include burdens to the lower and middle class, gas prices are already high and there are other options to consider instead of taxing to improve infrastructure.


Iowa Rep. Jack Drake, left, talks with Jerry Katzer of Creston after a legislative coffee Saturday at the restored Creston Depot.

Also mentioned during the coffee was the topic of

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the auditor’s office and pick them up,” said Union County Auditor Sandy Hysell. Republican candidates will need 50 signatures and Democrat candidates will need 30 signatures to get their name on the ballot. Those numbers are based on

the number of voters in the previous general election. The last day to file is by 5 p.m. March 26 at the Union County auditor’s office. Supervisor Ron Riley — who has been on the board for eight years — announced he is planning to seek reelection for his spot as a supervisor on the Republican

More photos from Creston High School play


Above, Arnold (Maxx Walters) — a man with a mild mental disability who tends to be obsessive compulsive — takes bag of groceries from his social worker Jack (Jeremy Stoll) during a scene from the Creston High School play “The Boys Next Door” held Friday and Sunday at the CHS auditorium. Left, Lucien (Alex Nielsen) stands high on a chair and “means business” during a scene from the play.

Friends of the Library scrapbooking fundraiser Scrappy: Amanda Lett of Creston goes through photos to use in a scrapbook Saturday during a Friends of the Library fundraising event at Quilts and Other Notions. CNA photo by BAILEY POOLMAN

Photo Reprints Valley. Hillaker said there was also record-breaking cold in Des Moines overnight. A temperature of -7 was recorded this morning, breaking the old record of -6 set on this day in 1884.

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“It was supposed to be a slam dunk for the record,” Hillaker said. “They predicted -12 degrees, but it didn’t get as cold as expected in Des Moines. The record was still broken, though.” The high temperature in

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TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Crest Area Theatre, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center Green Room. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.


Retired Greater Community Hospital employees coffee, 9:30 a.m., Hy-Vee. Creston Kiwanis Club, noon, The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. Achievers Club, noon potluck, First Christian Church. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Free community meal, 5 to 6 p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. Creston City Council, 6 p.m.,

council chambers, restored Creston Depot. Creston Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave. American Legion, 7 p.m., American Legion Post Home, 119 N. Walnut St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. closed meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


TOPS 116, 9:30 a.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers 12x12 study, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Alzheimer’s Disease Family Caregiver Support Group, 2 p.m., Prairie View Assisted Living, 1709 W. Prairie St. Friends Helping Friends Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 5 p.m., Prairie View Assisted Living room 114, 1709 W. Prairie St. YMCA Clover Kids, 4 to 5 p.m. meeting, First Christian Church.


Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad retirees coffee, 9 a.m., The Windrow.

Markets Grain prices quoted at 10 a.m. today: • Farmers Co-op, Creston: Corn — $4.53

Soybeans — $13.67 • Gavilon Grain: Corn — $4.50 Soybeans — $13.72

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Editor’s note The local five-day forecast normally published in the Creston News Advertiser could not be downloaded today. Above is the forecast for Creston from the National Weather Service.

From Creston Official Weather Station: high past 24 hours (0), low past 24 hours (-8) and precipitation ending 7 a.m. today (.0)

Gibson Memorial Library Board of Trustees, 5:15 p.m. today, library. Agenda includes: public forum; finance and director’s reports; building; Art Council; Omaha House; fundraising; volunteer policy.

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Creston City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: public forum; public hearing on Ordinance No. 14-151 amending chapter 136, section 3 and adding new subsections 4 and 5 provisions pertaining to sidewalk regulations; first reading of Ordinance 14-151; discussion on amendments of Chapter 10 commercial property tax exemptions; set public hearing 6 p.m. March 18 for the purpose of accepting comment on Ordinance No. 14-152 by amending Chapter 10 provisions pertaining to commercial property tax exemptions; reappoint Galen Zumbach to Creston Civil Service Commission; consider acceptance of fiscal year 2014 immediate safety enhancement grant for $3,150 for Creston Municipal Airport; engineering services agreement with ClapsaddleGarber Associates for the runway end 34 obstruction survey project for $4,500; discuss and possibly take action on request to open Park Street north of Howard Street.

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Union County Conservation Board, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Three Mile Lake Lodge. Agenda includes: welcome to new board member Brenda Sedylmyr; Paul Downing’s retirement; frisbee golf at Cedar Park; ranger residence improvements; routine county business.


Anthony Atkins, 26, 112 N. Maple St., was charged with disorderly conduct 12:28 a.m. Saturday at Union County Law Enforcement Center. According to a Creston Police report, Atkins was involved in a fight at the intersection of North Elm and West Montgomery streets. Upon arrival, officers witnessed Atkins walking away from the location of the fight, stopped him and questioned him about the incident. Atkins began yelling and cussing, causing a disturbance to residents and others in the area. Officers told Atkins several times to stop and be quiet.

Atkins was released on $300 bond. —————— Dakota White, 21, of Red Oak was charged with operating while intoxicated at the intersection of North Sumner Avenue and West Mills Street 2:14 a.m. Saturday. According to a Creston Police report, White was stopped for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed his speech was slurred and his eyes appeared to be bloodshot and watery. White was then taken to the officers’ vehicle and officers continued to smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed the smell got stronger as White spoke. White admitted to drinking two beers and feeling the effects of the alcohol. He consented to a field sobriety test which showed significant signs of impairment. White consented to a preliminary breath test, with a result of more than .08. He then consented to a Data Master test, with a result considerably higher than .08. White was released on $1,000 bond. —————— Mandie Monk, 37, of Council Bluffs was charged with public intoxication 11:18 p.m. Saturday at 213 N. Oak St. According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to North Oak in regard to a woman wandering on a porch. Upon arrival, officers noticed an individual running across the street from the back of the residence. Officers were able to catch up with the individual, later identified as Monk. Monk was stumbling around, had slurred speech and bloodshot and watery eyes. Monk had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. Monk was being held on

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$300 bond. —————— Frederick Ray Jones, 43, of Indianola was charged with possession of stolen property and second-degree theft 4:16 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of New York Avenue. According to a Creston Police report, officers conducted a traffic stop on a 1995 orange Ford Econoline, and the driver was identified as Jones. Jones had just left Akin Building Center and did not have proof of valid insurance on the vehicle. Officers contacted Akin Building Center, and an employee reported Jones uttered a check which had been altered and on an account from a bank located in Arizona to a female account holder. An employee of Akin requested charges. Jones could not provide proof of right to utter, sign or possess the checks, and provided inconsistent statements about the checks. Akin and True Value employees provided written statements of the forgery incidents, and identified Jones to be the subject who uttered the checks. A third check was in plain view on the floor board. The vehicle was impounded. Items seized from the vehicle were a checkbook from which the checks were written and Akin merchandise. Total value of the checks was $1,032.66. Jones was released on $5,000 bond. —————— Michael Fry, 54, 900 N. Oak St., was charged with driving while suspended 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North Cherry and East Buckeye streets. According to a Creston

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Correction Police report, officers noticed a black Dodge Durango stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of West Mills and North Cedar streets. Officers identified the driver as Fry and confirmed with dispatch that Fry had a suspended license. Officers turned around, caught up with Fry’s vehicle and made a traffic stop at the intersection of North Cherry and East Buckeye. Fry was released on $1,000 bond.

Miscellaneous Talk to officer, 11:06 a.m., Friday, North Pine Street. Accident, 11:31 a.m., Friday, Highway 34. Nuisance, 1:08 p.m., Friday, South Elm Street. Information, 1:45 p.m., Friday, North Pine Street. Talk to officer, 2:30 p.m., Friday, North Pine Street. Disorderly conduct, 3:26 p.m., Friday, West Prairie Street. Traffic stop, 3:42 p.m., Friday, North Cherry Street. Assistance, 4:18 p.m., Friday, North Cherry Street. Talk to officer, 5:02 p.m., Friday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 5:34 p.m., Friday, North Maple Street. Traffic stop, 5:47 p.m., Friday, North Sumner Avenue. Parking complaint, 6:58 p.m., Friday, North Elm Street. Talk to officer, 7:51 p.m., Friday, North Pine Street. Information, 8:23 p.m., Friday, North Elm Street. Fighting, 10:21 p.m., Friday, North Elm Street. Disorderly conduct, 10:37 p.m., Friday, South Sumner Avenue.


Miscellaneous Vehicle fire, 9:38 p.m., Saturday, Hickory Street. Assistance, 7:46 a.m., Sunday, Grand Avenue. Alarm, 7:41 a.m., today, East Howard Street.


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TINGLEY — Tingley Friendship mealsite is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary Tuesday. It’s been declared red letter day. Anyone wanting to wear red is encouraged to do so. A special variety program by the participants will get underway at 11 a.m. The menu will feature roast beef for the main course. Dessert is party cake and ice cream. There are favors for all, and lots of prizes to give away. Friends, both old and new ones, are encouraged to attend. To make a reservation, contact Nancy Jarred at the site, 772-4499, or home, 772-4974.

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Hawks win IOWA CITY — Roy Devyn Marble had 21 points and five assists to help No. 20 Iowa get back on track with an 83-76 victory over Purdue at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes (209, 9-7 Big Ten) halted a three-game losing streak, though it didn’t come easy. Purdue overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to lead 64-60 with less than 10 minutes left before Iowa reversed the momentum with an 8-0 run and held on the rest of the way. Aaron White and Mike Gesell each posted 15 points for the Hawkeyes, with White adding 10 rebounds in the win. Raphael Davis finished with 18 points for Purdue (15-14, 5-11), while A.J. Hammons accumulated 16 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a losing cause.


East Mills sinks Nodaway Valley’s threepeat quest Corner Conference champs win in overtime after clutch putback By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

ATLANTIC — Nodaway Valley’s third straight trip to state was erased by a shot with less than a second left. In a Class 1A substate game that had gone back and forth all night here Saturday, the Pride of Iowa Conference champions had the ball with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter, leading Corner Conference champion East Mills 59-57. Then, 10 seconds later an uncharacteristic NV turnover just past midcourt opened the door for the East Mills Wolverines. With 4.3 seconds left, East Mills guard Logan Currin was fouled by Zach Plymesser. East Mills was not in the bonus yet, so the ball was inbounded for one final shot to tie or win the game. Michael Story, a defensive specialist averaging 4.6 points per game, drove down the left side of the lane with time running out, and launched an off-balance 12-foot shot. The shot bounced off the rim, but reserve post player

Second straight AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick had a nice send-off with Richard Childress Racing, winning his penultimate race with the team at Phoenix International Raceway. Back at Phoenix four months later, he stamped his arrival at StewartHaas Racing by winning the second race with his new team — doing it on the same weekend he celebrated his 13th wedding anniversary, no less. Disappointed at the Daytona 500 after a last-lap crash, Harvick bounced back quickly by charging to the front and dominating the rest of the way Sunday to win consecutive races at PIR with different teams.

Noah Meyer was in position on the weak side for the rebound and quick putback released just before the buzzer. The ball bounced up off the rim twice, and then af-

ter the buzzer sounded, fell through the net to force overtime. East Mills controlled the bulk of the final four minutes, then held off a furious Nodaway Valley rally in the

final seconds to hold on to a 66-65 victory. It’s the first appearance for East Mills as a combined district. Nishna Valley, which combined with Malvern to form East Mills


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ATLANTIC — This will be the first state appearance in the seven years of the joint effort of Nishna Valley and Malvern known as East Mills. Kevin Schafer was in his first

year as head coach in 1993, the last appearance by Nishna Valley in the state tournament. Now, 21 years later, he’s taking a team back with his son (Jacob) as senior point guard. “I was concerned that I might never get another chance,” Schafer said. “I was assistant when we went in 1990. So, I’ve been up

there twice, but it’s been a long time. We had the right team this year. The kids believed and made it happen.” The key, Schafer said, was not succumbing to the tendency of Nodaway Valley opponents to wilt under a wave of turnovers against its defensive pressure. “We kept our turnovers down,”

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GOING DANCING Central earns automatic bid to tournament with win in conference tourney final By SCOTT VICKER

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PELLA — Central College senior Spencer Bakerink’s dream is coming true. The post player from Creston dreamed that someday he’d be able to play in the NCAA Tournament with the Central Dutch. By virtue of Saturday’s 74-70 win over Luther in the Iowa Conference Tournament final, the Dutch are going dancing, earning the IIAC’s automatic berth into the 61team Division III field. “Four years ago, when I first started this journey, it was a dream,” Bakerink said. “It was something all the freshmen coming in wanted to do. It was this Bakerink longshot

dream we had. After last night (Saturday), it’s still kind of surreal. “I was talking to Matt (Greenfield) this morning, and we still can’t believe we’re going to be in the NCAA Tournament. To actually have the dream come true, it’s kind of hard to believe.” Central, which has made a habit of playing in close games, squeaked out another win in the conference tournament final. During a nine-game winning streak this year, the Dutch won by an average margin of just 6.8 points per game. Two of those games went into overtime, and the loss that snapped the streak was a threepoint loss in overtime. Saturday, the Dutch overcame a double-digit deficit before hanging on to a 74-70 win over sixseed Luther. The Norse built a 14-point lead midway through the first half, leading Central 27-13 with

11:03 to go in the half. But Central went on a 24-9 run to end the half with a 38-36 lead on a 3-pointer at the buzzer from Greenfield. The Dutch eventually built a double-digit lead of their own at 53-42 with 14:05 to go in the game. Luther wouldn’t go away, however, keeping the margin within five over the final 8:19 of the game. Despite shooting just 39.4 percent from the field and being outrebounded 51-39, the Dutch held on for the win, sweeping the regular season and conference tournament titles. Freshman Colby Taylor of Creston finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Bakerink recorded five points and seven rebounds. Kevin Kaerwer and Nile Eckermann both finished with 19 points to lead Central, while Greenfield added 17, going over 1,000 career points in the process.

Conference titles It’s been a long journey to this point for the Dutch, who were picked to finish last in the eight-team Iowa Conference in the preseason coaches poll. “I feel like that was a huge motivator,” Taylor said. “That was good bulletin board material that other coaches predicted us last. To go out there and prove everyone wrong the first time in conference, and to do it a second time in the tournament was even better.” A preseason exhibition game at Division I Drake University showed the Central team what it was capable of this season. “We played with a Division I team pretty dang close for probably the first 28 minutes,” Bakerink said. “I feel like after we played Drake, we played a lot of good non-conference teams. Everybody came to practice every day, wanting to work hard to get

Wildcats clinch TUCSON, Ariz. — If this was Aaron Gordon’s final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. And took the Pac-12 regular-season championship trophy with him. Gordon, expected to turn pro after a one-anddone freshman season, scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to help the No. 3 Wildcats clinch the conference title with a 79-66 victory over Stanford on Sunday night. “It feels good,” Gordon said, “but it’s not the final stop on our destination.”

in 2008, qualified for state three times between 1987 and 1993, the last under current East Mills coach Kevin

Long wait over for East Mills; NV maintains high standards

Tiger withdraws PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods withdrew from the Honda Classic on Sunday due to back spasms. Woods wound up withdrawing after 13 holes. “It started up this morning during warmups,” Woods said through spokesman Glenn Greenspan. It is unknown just how serious the injury is or how it will impact him going forward. Woods said he experienced the same type of pain at the Barclay’s last summer that caused him to fall to the ground. “It’s too early to tell,” Woods said when talking about next week’s WGCCadillac Championship at Doral. Russell Henley wound up winning the event after shooting a 72 in the fourth and final round.


Disappointment sets in as time runs out on Nodaway Valley in a 66-65 overtime loss to East Mills in Saturday’s Class 1A substate game at Atlantic. The Wolverines were seeking their third straight trip to the state tournament in the matchup with the Corner Conference champion. Shown clockwise from far left are TJ Bower, Delson Grantham, Mason Clarke, Jackson Lamb and head coach Darrell Burmeister. The seventh-ranked Wolverines were 16-0 in winning the Pride of Iowa Conference and 22-3 overall.

that tournament berth.” The regular season conference championship was Central’s 17th Iowa Conference title.

Dancing With Saturday’s win, Central earns its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. “I never got a conference championship in high school,” Taylor said. “Doing it my first year in college is pretty special. I’m really excited to be able to play in the national tournament and see how other teams around the country are.” Taylor said he only saw himself playing a few minutes per game as a freshman. N o w , he finds h i m s e l f Taylor starting on a team playing in the national tournament. “Being able to do this my freshman year, it seconds how good my decision was to come to Central,” he said. For Bakerink, it’s been three years in the making. “Last year we didn’t have that good of a season,” Bakerink said. “I think we were 3-11 in the conference. Last year’s senior class, we saw how bad it hurt them. I think it’s very special when I get to come back for alumni games, I can look up and see that (championship and NCAA Tournament) banner. It’s been a very special season for us.”

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Members of the Central Dutch men’s basketball team, which includes Spencer Bakerink and Colby Taylor of Creston, celebrate with their Iowa Conference Tournament championship plaque after a 74-70 win over Luther on Saturday. The win gives the Dutch the IIAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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Shafer. Nodaway Valley was denied a third straight trip to state, and sixth overall as a combined district of Greenfield and Bridgewater-Fontanelle. Meyer said it was torture to watch his last-second shot in regulation bounce in the air before dropping in, and giving his team four minutes of new life. “My heart almost dropped,� Meyer said. “I just saw the ball and knew I had to get it back up. I held onto it for a split second and put it back up. It bounced up, bounced up again ... I said, please go in!� His prayer was answered. East Mills, buoyed by the excitement of warding off elimination, controlled the opening stages of overtime by scoring the first seven points. But the proud program of Nodaway Valley was not going down without a fight. After Jacob Schafer’s free throw with 12 seconds left stretched East Mills’ lead to seven at 66-59, Nodaway Valley used quick strikes to get back within range.

Late rally TJ Bower, a veteran of c o a c h Darrell Burmeister’s two previous state tournament teams, drilled a Bower 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds left to cut it to 6662. Nodaway Valley’s swarming pressure forced a turnover on the ensuing in-

bounds pass as the East Mills receiver stepped on the baseline. Only .8 had run off the clock. Zach Plymesser was found open in the far corner and quickly shot in another 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left. Now it was a onepoint game at 66-65 and the throng of purple-Nodaway Valley fans in the north bleachers — glum just a few seconds earlier — showed new life with a huge roar. This time, Story threw deep to Meyer near his own basket. Meyer was immediately fouled on the catch at 1.2 seconds. He missed the one-andone free throw attempt. Bower rebounded, took one quick dribble, and launched a 65-foot shot that struck the backboard. Time had run out on the NV Wolverines’ quest for a second threepeat to state. (The first was 2005-06-07.) “We have been practicing that shot,� Burmeister said. “Except we do it from halfcourt. We do 50 pushups after practice, but the seniors shoot it, and if they make one we cut it down. We just needed one more second (to get to halfcourt).� Burmeister said it’s difficult to think about how close the team was to finishing the two-point win in regulation. “That ball could have bounced any way,� he said, of Meyer’s dramatic putback, “and Nodaway Valley kids are going to state. Sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce your way.� Earlier in the fourth quarter, sophomore guard Jackson Lamb had lifted the NV Wolverines from a 57-55 deficit to a 59-57 advantage with four clutch free throws,

the final two with just 37 seconds left. On East Mills’ next possession, a pass to shooting guard Logan Currin, who suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter, was momentarily bobbled and Bower forced a tie-up and alternate possession was awarded to NV. Bower, an 85-percent free throw shooter, had the ball crossing midcourt. But a pass was tipped by East Mills, which came up with a second chance to get a final shot. That’s when Meyer was on the scene for the rebound that forced overtime. “We should have taken care of things earlier,� Burmeister said. “I think we underestimated their quickness. Their post player (Keegan Wederquist) and CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON their guards are very quick. Nodaway Valley senior Zach Plymesser drives to the basket against East Mills point I thought their non-scorers guard Jacob Schafer. Plymesser had 10 points and seven rebounds in the 66-65 overgot some big baskets. Obvi- time loss. ously, the big one was when halfcourt trap instead. ball, with only two more good. We made a ballgame the guy got the rebound and “Thank God they cooled turnovers than Nodaway of it.� put it in. You can say we EAST MILLS (66) — Jacob off from the 3-point line af- Valley’s eight. Schafer 5 3-4 15, Logan Currin were .2 seconds away from ter the first quarter,� Scha“I have watched them and 6 0-0 14, Keegan Wederquist 6 state.� fer said, “because I knew we it doesn’t seem like they 2-3 14, Noah Meyer 5 0-1 10, East Mills had 15 offenBarney 2 1-2 5, Michael couldn’t keep up that pace. ever get tired,� Schafer said. Gabe Story 2 0-0 4, Travis Tupper sive rebounds in the game to Luckily, we stayed with “I was very worried about 1 1-2 4. Totals — 27 7-12 66. seven by Nodaway Valley. goals — 5-15 (Schafer 2, them. Currin really toughed our conditioning in over- 3-point Currin 2, Tupper 1). FG shootNodaway Valley sank it out on that ankle, and he time. One thing that helped ing — 27-68 (39.7 percent). four 3-pointers by Lamb and was guarding Bower. Our us was then they pulled off Rebounds — 41 (Wederquist 12, Bower in the first quarter, 9, Schafer 8). Assists — kids did a good job of help- the press. I said, if we don’t Currin 13 (Schafer 6, Story 3). Steals when Nodaway Valley took ing on defense.� have a fast break, walk the — 2 (Story 1, Wederquist 1). a 17-8 lead. Coach Schafer — 10. Team fouls — It was East Mills’ turn to ball up. That will be your Turnovers 13. Fouled out — None. said his team’s ability to take a pair of six-point leads rest. Some of our guys never NODAWAY VALLEY (65) — withstand the flurry and acTJ Bower 9 2-2 22, Jackson in the third quarter, but came off the floor.� tually take a 22-20 lead by 5 6-7 19, Zach Plymesser Nodaway Valley got it tied Bower led NV with 22 Lamb 4 1-3 10, Delson Grantham 3 the end of the period, was again at 48 with an 8-2 run. points, Lamb finished with 2-2 8, Caleb Mueller 3 1-2 6. perhaps the key stretch of — 23 12-16 65. 3-point East Mills had four play- 19 and Plymesser ended his Totals goals — 7-23 (Lamb 3, Bower the game. ers score in double figures, Wolverine career with 10. 2, Plymesser 1). FG shooting — Press handled led by Jacob Schafer’s 15 “TJ is the one probably 23-57 (40.3 percent). Rebounds 31 (Grantham 9, Plymesser East Mills scored on the points. Currin and Weder- hurting the most right now, — 7, Lamb 6, Bower 4, Mueller 4). other end of Nodaway Val- quist each added 14, and because he wanted to carry Assists — 9 (Bower 3, Lamb 2, ley’s fullcourt press so of- Wederquist grabbed 12 re- this team to state,� Bur- Plymesser 2). Steals — 7 (Bower 3, Plymesser 2). Blocked shots ten in the closing rally, that bounds for his team, which meister said. “But our guys — 5 (Bower 2, Grantham 2). Burmeister pulled it off and owned a critical 41-31 ad- didn’t quit. Twice in regula- Turnovers — 8. Team fouls — Fouled out — None. only used it sporadically, vantage on the board. East tion it didn’t look good, and 14.EM — 22 34 49 59 66 gaining more success with a Mills also took care of the in overtime it didn’t look NV — 20 34 48 59 65

STANDARDS: Nodaway Valley wrapped up another conference the rim. You could see the crown in 2014, stretching its confidence grow in our guys conference winning streak to 50 games in a 60-40 victory over Bedford on Feb. 11 to conclude a 16-0 league campaign. On Saturday, the Wolverines were also looking to secure their second threeyear run of state tournament appearances since 2005 in a remarkably successful period under coach Darrell Burmeister and assistant Dr. Dick Kohler. After a one-point defeat in overtime curtailed that quest, Burmeister stood proud of the 22-3 team that only returned one full-time starter in 6-3 forward TJ Bower. “It’s hard to get to state three years in a row when you’re a small program and you graduate kids,� Burmeister said. “We’re not a 4A program. It’s not easy for a 1A school. But these guys came out and won 22 games, won the conference by three CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON championship games over a very good Nodaway Valley sophomore guard Jackson Lamb shoots in his third 3-pointer of the first quarter against East Mills Pleasantville team. We lost Saturday. Lamb finished with 19 points but was denied to a very good team toContinued from page 4A

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night. It was not a case of not respecting them. We told our young men before the game, this is a substate game, and these guys are good!� Burmeister said his team had not had a day off since the day after Christmas, putting the time in to reach the standards of their predecessors. “I’ve had guys in the gym every day since Dec. 26,� Burmeister said. “On Jan. 1 we had 17 kids come in during the morning after New Year’s Eve. This is a great group of guys. We talk about John Wooden’s two most important words in the English language being ‘love’ and ‘balance,’ in their lives and basketball. That’s not based on wins and losses. I love these kids as much now as I did before the game.� Seniors appearing in a Nodaway Valley uniform for the last time were Zach Plymesser, TJ Bower, Caleb Mueller, Delson Grantham and Mason Clarke. Burmeister said Mueller will be introduced during halftime of the Class 2A


Logan Currin (23) of East Mills reaches to contest a jump shot by Nodaway Valley senior TJ Bower during Saturday’s substate game. Bower had 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in his final game for the Wolverines. THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT

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Winning a conference championship together, and now making it to the NCAA Tournament as teammates has been a special experience for Bakerink and Taylor. “The only couple of games we played together in high school was the final district games,” Taylor said. “That didn’t end the way we wanted it to. To come here and in our only year together, to win

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Iowa Select Farms is looking for a Dispatch/ Biosecurity Manager for a trailer wash located near Thayer, Iowa with additional on-site responsibilities at a trailer wash located near Shannon City, Iowa. This individual is responsible for ensuring biosecurity, animal well-being, and Iowa Select Farms’ biosecurity protocols are followed by all CDL drivers, gooseneck drivers and wash personnel. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. and some weekends in the event of an emergency. This position will “float” as needed between both job sites ensuring all company protocols are being met. In addition, the Dispatch/Biosecurity Manager will take dispatch phone calls alternating weekly to cover the night shift. The position will oversee and manage scheduling drivers and loads as well as process contract driver payments and staff payroll. Additional responsibilities include some aspects of repair and maintenance of wash equipment, supply ordering, scheduling maintenance and repairs for company-owned equipment and performing daily DOT inspections.Valid driver’s license a must. Iowa Select Farms offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. EOE.

Apply online at or contact Craig Ward at 641-648-4479 to request an application.

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Interested applicants may apply in person at


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801 East Van Buren, Lenox, IA 50851 Email: EOE • Drug Free





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Horoscope Tuesday, March 4, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a wonderful day for introspection and a little scrutiny so that you can better understand yourself. It’s also a great day for research of any kind. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect to encounter someone powerful today. In fact, this person might even cause you to modify your future goals -for the better. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Relations with authority figures can improve today. Although people come on strong, so will you! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might come up with better travel plans or a new approach to your education or a training program. You also might meet a powerful teacher or guru-like figure today. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is an excellent day to take a hard look at your debt situation or anything to do with shared property. Think about how you can improve your money scene or turn things to your advantage. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Discussions with partners and close friends will be powerful but mutually beneficial. You can give advice, but you also must listen to advice that others give to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Introduce reforms and better ways of doing things at work today, because you can do this. Or you might decide to privately change the way you do things. You also can think of ways to improve your health. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Parents and educators might come up with a better approach to dealing with children today. This is a good day to put a new creative spin on something. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look around where you live, and figure out how to sell, recycle or get rid of what you no longer need. Streamline your possessions. Just do it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You’re highly convincing today! This is a strong day for those of you who sell, market, teach, act or write. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might come up with a good idea for a better job. Or conversely, you might see how to improve your existing job or

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