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New sidewalk snow removal subsection passes unanimously By KYLE WILSON

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Creston City Council unanimously approved a new subsection to the city’s sidewalk snow removal ordinance Tuesday evening. The current ordinance requires property owners in Creston to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks within 24

hours after an accumulation event ends. If residents don’t, they can be fined $25 by law enforcement. The new subsection approved by the council Tuesday stiffens the penalty for those failing to keep their sidewalks clean. The subsection states if accumulations are still not removed from sidewalks within 48 hours after the accumulation event ends, the city will

remove the accumulations for you at a charge of $75 per hour, plus a surcharge of $100. In February, Gary Lybarger — at-large city councilman — was concerned for elderly residents who may not be able to remove the accumulations within the allotted 48 hours. Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer addressed his concerns. “We’ll use common sense,”

Ver Meer said. “If someone’s elderly or unable, common sense would be — let’s make arrangements for them, possibly talk to a neighbor and give them some extra time to get the snow removed.” This new ordinance subsection approved Tuesday goes into effect upon publication, which is expected sometime Please see COUNCIL, Page 2


Janelle Kretz takes a break on a ladder as she watches Kevin Giles and Adam Bennett hang a store front sign above the awning of her new store, The Old Market Primitives, Antiques and Gifts, 104 N. Maple St.

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Cromwell and High and Dry roads are two of the major county construction projects scheduled for 2014. A contracted crew will use dowel bar retrofit to make the surface smoother for travelers and extend the life of the concrete.

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Two road construction projects planned for 2014 will give travelers on Cromwell and High and Dry roads in Union County a smoother ride. Union County Engineer S t e v e Akes said the late start date for the projects is Aug. 18. “You can start b e f o r e Akes that, but Aug. 18 is the latest you can start without being charged for working days,” Akes said. The contracted crew wanted to start in April, but a project in Georgia took longer than expected. Akes said it will likely be July or August when the crew can find another window to start construction. Both roads should be completed within the 40-day contract. A detour will not be necessary, but traffic will be

restricted to one lane while the crew is working. “At night people will be able to use the whole road,” Akes said. “There will be delays, so people may end up going a different way because it will be a little quicker.” Improvements The plan is to patch the roads, then grind the concrete to get ready to place dowel bars that make the road more stable and lock the slabs together. It will repair the entire Cromwell Road and 4.6 miles of High and Dry Road from the Creston city limits to the bridge near the 230th Street intersection. “The actual grinding process is a pretty fast operation (four or five days),” Akes said. “The dowel bars have to be a certain depth beneath the surface and it interlocks each joint to make it vertically stable so one panel can’t go down because it is locked to the other.” The dowel bar retrofit design still allows the concrete to expand and contrast with temperature, but will prevent the small bumps between each slab as vehicles drive across. Akes said only minimal repairs have been made to

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The two construction projects will be paid for with federal dollars and Farm-to-Market funds allotted to Union County by the Iowa Department of Transportation. It will repair the entire Cromwell Road and 4.6 miles of High and Dry Road from the Creston city limits to a bridge near the 230th Street intersection.

Cromwell and High and Dry roads since 1994 when the current slabs of concrete were put in without dowel bars. “It was a bad design, but you don’t necessarily know it is bad until it is old enough to start showing weak spots,” Akes said. Akes said every road gets

rougher as it ages, but installing the dowel bars should make the road smooth again and extend the life of the road. Both projects are being paid for with farm-to-market road funds from the Iowa Department of Transportation and through a federally funded program.

Less than six months after Janelle Kretz closed the barn doors of Gone Country Crafts and Primitives in Archer, Neb., her antique business will reopen April 1 in Creston as The Old Market Primitives, Antiques and Gifts, 104 N. Maple St. Primitives and more Kretz, 48, knows a thing or two about the antique business. As the sister of local auctioneer Tom Frey of Creston, Kretz has been “doing primitives, antiques and crafts” for almost 20 years and often attends auctions her brother runs. Primitive antiques are a specialty at Kretz’s shop. The primitive pieces are items from the “I thought, ‘life 18th, 19th and 20th is too short to centuries, which include wooden not do what crates, spools, vin- you want to do tage enamel ware, galvanized tins that makes you and buckets and happy.’” handmade pottery. Primitives are — Janelle Kretz a type of antique The Old Market owner used in countrystyle home décor and often feature folk art designs of animals, birds flowers and fruit. While there are plenty of trendy and new home décor items and gifts in Kretz shop, the pre-1930s antiques with chips, cracks, stains and distressed paint add to the overall look and tell a story of those who have lived centuries before us. Country heart Antiquing has, until now, primarily been a hobby for Kretz. Prior to moving to Creston six weeks ago, she worked for a financial firm training debt collectors. “It was very stressful,” Kretz said. However, after spending time with her brother Tom and his wife Leisa earlier this year, Kretz had an “a-ha” moment. “I thought, ‘life is too short to not do what you want to do that makes you happy,’” she said. With that, Kretz followed her heart. She consulted her family, sold her acreage in Nebraska, packed up her antique barn and turned her part-time hobby into a full-time job. In March, the Freys purchased the former Country Hearts building, which they have renovated and now lease the groundfloor to Kretz. The Freys have not yet determined a purpose for the upstairs. “Without Tom and Leisa’s help, this wouldn’t Please see THE OLD MARKET, Page 2

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next week. In other city council news Tuesday: • Wayne Pantini, executive director for Union County Development Association (UCDA), updated the council on the housing project at 507 S. Elm St. in Creston. This housing project is a partnership between UCDA a n d S o u t h - Pantini western Community College using grant money from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. “The project is on budget,” Pantini said. “We’re hoping the home will be wrapped up this spring so we can begin showing the house (to potential buyers) in May. The plan is also to have it in the Parade of Homes in June.” Pantini said UCDA

will continue to invest in that corridor of the city. Another home is planned for the corner of Elm and Monroe streets. The foundation for that home will be poured by SWCC students sometime this spring. • Creston resident Barbara Wittick spoke during open forum. She asked the city council to consider strengthening a city ordinance regarding throwing and shooting arrows because of the potential dangers she’s encountered recently with her neighbor shooting arrows with a hunting bow near her residence. The council is considering her recommendation. Wittick also spoke with Creston Police Chief Paul Ver Meer after the meeting. • The third annual KSIB Tractor Ride is slated June 7. Last year’s ride featured more than 200 tractors. The official route for this year’s ride will be announced on KSIB in April.

First annual Autism awareness disc golf tournament scheduled April 5 The first annual Autism awareness disc golf tournament will be 10 a.m. April 5 at McKinley Park. Cost is $15 per person. Registration is 8 to 9:45 a.m. and a players meeting will be held at 9:45 a.m. This tournament is a fundraiser for Autism awareness, and 100 percent of the profits will be going to the Autism Society of Iowa. The top three players will get trophies, and then there will be a ring of fire to end the tournament. Facts about Autism: • One percent of the population of children in the U.S. ages 3-17 have an Autism spectrum disorder. • Fastest-growing development disability with a 1,148 percent growth rate.


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be possible,” Kretz said. “I know what a good community Creston is and really hope they (residents) support the business.” Grand opening The Old Market Primitives, Antiques and Gifts opens April 1. There will be a celebratory grand opening held April 17, 18 and 19. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For information on new inventory, events and consignment opportunities, become a fan of The Old Market Primitives, AnCNA photo by SARAH BROWN tiques and Gifts online at The Old Market Primitives, Antiques and Gifts also offers new items for country and western themed rooms. This display shows a mix of commercially-produced wall hangings and difficult to find antiques made of steel. marketprimitives.

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Democrats demand answers in ‘hush money’ payouts The Des Moines Register report states more than $280,000 was paid out in six secret settlements ■

DES MOINES (MCT) – Legislative Democrats turned up the heat on Gov. T e r r y Branstad and his administration Tuesday, demanding access to docu- Branstad ments related to what they called “hush money” payouts made to former state employees to buy their silence. Sen. Janet Petersen, DDes Moines, chairwoman of the Iowa Senate’s Oversight Committee, said she has written a letter to Gov. Terry Branstad requesting “public documents related to secret settlement agreements with former state employees.” Petersen said she is seeking copies of all signed, unsigned and proposed “settlement agreements” between any state agency and former employees since Jan. 14, 2011 – when Branstad’s fifth term began. She also requested information on state department directors who requested such agreements and the names of persons who authorized the payments. The request comes in

the wake of a Des Moines Sunday Register report that more than $280,000 was paid out in six secret settlements to former state employees – many with Democratic ties — who were asked to sign confidentiality agreements about the settlements. On Monday, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds told reporters she and Branstad were unaware of the secret agreements and payments. Reynolds L t . Gov. Kim Reynolds said neither she nor Branstad knew of allegations regarding political firing and secret settlements involving state employees until the story appeared in the news. On Sunday, the Register published the accounts of six former state workers who said they were fired for political reasons, given secret payments by the state and asked to sign confidentiality agreements to keep the settlements out of public view. “We did not find out until yesterday,” Reynolds said when asked about her knowledge of the accusations Monday during

the administration’s news conference. “We found it troubling when we learned about the confidentiality clauses, and we intend to put together a group that will perform a comprehensive review of the process.” Branstad is vacationing in Arizona with his family this week. In response to Petersen’s letter, Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers issued a statement saying “A comprehensive review is underway to ensure the administration is adhering to the governor and lt. governor’s goal of efficient, effective and transparent government. Upon completion of the review, the findings and any actions will be made public.” Sen. Jack Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat seeking to challenge Branstad in the November general election, released a statement Tuesday demanding the GOP governor and his administration be more forthcoming with information regarding the targeting of state employees based on their political affiliations and what he called the subsequent cover up. “When the governor returns from his vacation, he needs to come clean,” Hatch said in a statement. “We don’t need another sham blue-ribbon committee handpicked by him to absolve him of wrong doing. “We have seen these

pretend investigations before with the Iowa Juvenile Home, the speeding incident, and the firing of Larry Hedlund,” Hatch added. “He knows what really happened to these employees and about the secret hush money that was paid. This was perpetrated by his hand-selected people. “If he doesn’t know what happened, then it shows gross incompetence, reckless mismanagement, and a bureaucracy run amok that we have never seen before in this state,” Hatch charged. “No longer can the Governor once again claim that he knows nothing and that this isn’t his fault. He clearly has been in office for too long.” Comments: (515) 2437220; —————— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at Distributed by MCT Information Services Want to keep it?

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OPINION CIA spies and tortured lies

“What keeps me up at night, candidly, is another attack against the United States,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said last month in what was, then, her routine defense of the mass global surveillance being conducted by the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies. All that has changed now that she believes that the staff of the committee she chairs, the powerful, secretive Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was spied on and lied to by the CIA. The committee was formed after the Watergate scandal engulfed the Nixon administration. The Church Committee, led by Idaho Democratic Sen. Frank Church, conducted a comprehensive investigation of abuses by U.S. intelligence agencies, of everything from spying on anti-war protesters to the assassination of foreign leaders. Thus began the modern era of congressional and judicial oversight of U.S. intelligence. This week’s public spat between CIA-loyalist Feinstein and that agency might briefly upset the status quo, but they will make up. Sadly, it obscures a graver problem: the untold story of the United States’ secret policy of torture and rendition (the latter is White

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House lingo for “kidnapping”). The conflict surrounds the mammoth, classified Intelligence Committee report on this notorious U.S. government program. Feinstein and other senators have sought the declassification of the 6,300-page document. We have now learned from press reports and from a speech Feinstein made on the Senate floor this week that Intelligence Committee staffers were given access to CIA documents at a secure CIA facility, somewhere outside of CIA headquarters. Feinstein described the scene: “The CIA started making documents available electronically to the committee staff at the CIA leased facility in mid-2009. The number of pages ran quickly to the thousands, tens of thousands, the hundreds of thousands, and then into the millions. The documents that were provided came without any index, without organizational structure. It was a true ‘document

dump’ that our committee staff had to go through and make sense of.” Whether it was in those millions of pages, or provided to the Intelligence Committee staff from a CIA whistle-blower, we do not yet know — but a key document surfaced, called the “Internal Panetta Review,” ostensibly named after Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA at the time. Feinstein said in her floor speech, “What was unique and interesting about the internal documents was ... their analysis and acknowledgement of significant CIA wrongdoing.” This “Internal Panetta Review” specifically contradicts the CIA’s own written testimony to the Intelligence Committee. Yes, the CIA was caught in a lie. It doesn’t end there. Mike German, a fellow at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice who served as an FBI agent specializing in domestic counterterrorism for 15 years, said on the “Democracy Now!” news hour, “This is really an extraordinary situation ... this is supposed to be oversight of the CIA that the Senate is doing, not allowing the CIA to set the terms for the oversight of their own work.” Feinstein reported that hundreds of documents originally

provided were later deleted by the CIA. Now, to add insult to injury, it turns out the CIA is seeking criminal charges against committee staffers, ostensibly for stealing the Panetta review. Ray McGovern is a former toplevel CIA analyst who publicly criticized the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq. He told me: “This goes back to the key question of supervising the intelligence community. ... People always say, ‘After 9/11, everything changed.’ Well, it did change. The president, on the evening of 9/11, said, ‘I don’t care what the international lawyers say. We’re going to kick some ass.’ ... Well, they took some prisoners in Afghanistan, and the first person tortured was John Walker Lindh, an American citizen.” The torture was widespread, vicious and conducted in secret “black sites” around the globe. This is what is being lost in the Beltway power struggle between Sen. Feinstein and the CIA. Lives have been ruined; some in U.S. detention died violent deaths at the hands of their captors. In the grim American gulag at Guantanamo Bay, hungerstriking prisoners charged with no crime, some of whom have been

cleared for release for more than a decade, are subjected to vicious force-feeding and torture techniques that date back to the Spanish Inquisition. Let’s hope Feinstein’s indignation is not quickly salved, and that the Intelligence Committee’s oversight of the sprawling U.S. intelligence agencies is invigorated, with real teeth. NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden weighed in from political asylum in Russia, saying, “We’re seeing another ‘Merkel Effect,’ where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it’s a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them.” *** Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. *** Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of “The Silenced Majority,” a New York Times best-seller. (c) 2014 Amy Goodman Distributed by King Features Syndicate

Los Angeles was awakened by a sharp earthquake HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Los Angeles was awakened by a sharp earthquake Monday centered in Sepulveda Pass leading into the San Fernando Valley in early morning. How sharp was the jolt? An hour later, the Hollywood Bowl announced that this weekend’s God is Dead rally has been canceled. New York held a St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Irish Americans and fellow revelers Monday. It’s always a day of drinking, singing, fighting, biting, kissing and anonymous sex. St. Patrick’s Day is the worst day of the year in New York, Boston and Chicago not to have all your vaccination shots. President Obama ripped Sunday’s election when Crimea’s people voted to leave Ukraine and join Russia by a ninety-seven percent margin. He wasn’t the only world leader who disrespected the vote. North Korea’s Kim Jung Un called it a victory by the slimmest of margins. President Obama froze the assets of seven top Russian officials and slapped U.S. sanctions against Russia along with EU sanctions. If you’re the U.S. astronaut about the Space Station, you’ve got to be worried about the sanctions

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against Russia, considering they are your only ride home. NBC News reports the earthquake that struck Los Angeles damaged only one building on Monday. The jolt was sudden and sharp. The earthquake flipped the Gallup Organization’s office building upside down and now President Obama’s approval rating is eighty-three percent. The Program for International Student Assessment reports U.S. kids scored only average in reading and science compared to kids in other countries and below average in reading. Our kids were the tops in one category. They know never to watch Lost before flying to Malaysia. The Malaysian Airlines flight remained missing Monday as cable news exhausted viewers with experts giving their hypotheses. Those of us who work the stage every night have one question. How embarrassing would it be if that plane was in Malaysia’s pocket the whole time?

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A fish on the wall PINE LEVEL, Ala. — A blue marlin in the hand is worth two on the den wall, or so I thought. For decades, at least three, the blue marlin my father caught on a deep-sea fishing trip to Florida has been swimming the faux-paneling of my parents’ ranch house den. My late father loved to tell the story of the day he caught the “monster,” and my mother always shook her head in mock disgust and referred to the room’s visual centerpiece as “that fish.” My father knew better than to interfere with decoration schemes in the living room, where we seldom lived, its painted china and lace tablecloths and dolls from many countries giving off Victorian vibes. He had his say in the den. There is a mounted pheasant, which also came with a story. There are Alaskan photographs from a trip Daddy took with my brother. There are deer prints and a real fireplace to poke. It has been a man’s room, full of evidence of hunting and gathering of a long lifetime. The thing everyone noticed, had to notice, was the marlin, its sharp beak pointing toward Troy, its tailfin swishing in the Montgomery direction. Above the photographs of grandchildren and my father’s World War II troop ship, the fish was a Hemingway short story in three-dimension. “Known for putting up a tremen-

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dous fight when hooked, these rare marine monsters are the holy grail for sport fishers,” National Geographic says. Right on the den wall, the holy by-god grail. After my father died, I asked for the fish. As cumbersome a memento as it was, I could think of nothing else I wanted more. It not only spoke to his love of the ocean, it said a lot about his era. I assume it’s politically incorrect these days to hang your catch on the wall for eternity. My mother hesitated, which surprised me. Even after begrudging that fish a wall of a room for so long, to take it down seemed almost sacrilege. I convinced her I had a good place for it, would never part with it, and so Mother obligingly phoned my brother to make sure he didn’t want it. Seems male offspring have first dibs on such treasures. “Not my thing,” he said. I hung a painting she likes in the vacant spot and removed the marlin. Tricky business, walking around with an eight-foot-ish fish, its dorsal fin brittle from age, its spear-shaped jaw threatening to

wipe clean the mantel. With the tuna and squid gone from its inside — average blue marlin size is from 200 to 400 pounds, though females can reach 1,985 — the empty fish was more awkward than heavy. Try as I might, I could not fit the big fish into the back of my vehicle, which already was loaded with suitcases and two dogs and their paraphernalia. What the Geographic had called “one of the biggest fish in the world” was too much for an ordinary human and her Hyundai. I reluctantly rehung the fish above a bookcase at my folks’ place, and this time its hollow bulk stretched between two windows, partially covering them. I left instead with a photograph of my father at Bill’s Marina, his cobalt catch eclipsing the rest of the day’s bounty, his cap shadowing the big smile on his face. The photo has faded a bit. Like Hemingway’s old man, I’ll have to return again, and perhaps again, until I can leave with my trophy, or what’s left of it after the fight. *** To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit (c) 2014 Rheta Grimsley Johnson Distributed by King Features Syndicate

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Last call for nominations during Iowa Ortho partners with Adair County Health System third annual America’s Farmers GREENFIELD — Adair County Health announces an upcoming partnership with Iowa Ortho. Beginning in April, Iowa Ortho will begin seeing patients at Adair County Memorial Hospital. Three physicians will be seeing patients in Greenfield throughout each month. Michael Gainer, M.D., will be seeing patients in the afternoon on the first, third and Gainer fifth Mondays of each month. Gainer is certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has a

Certificate of Added Qualification — hand surgery. His specialties are with hand and upper extremity, trauma to the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel and arthritis of the hand. J o h n Nettrour, M.D., will Nettrour be seeing patients in the morning on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Nettrour holds certifications from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialties are hip and knee surgery and anterior hip replacement. Anthony Stark, D.O., will

be seeing patients in the morning on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the m o n t h . Stark Stark specializes in the conservative management of sport injuries, musculoskeletal pain, low back pain, concussion management, electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) for all patients including worker’s compensation. Appointments may be made by calling Adair County Memorial Hospital’s Specialty Clinic at 641-743-7263.

Ak-Sar-Ben Friends to award deserving communities OMAHA, Neb. — AkSar-Ben Friends has announced applications are now available for 2014 community grants. These matching-fund grants are to be used by any 501(c)(3) organization in Nebraska and western Iowa requiring financial assistance to complete community improvement projects. Ak-Sar-Ben Friends will disburse community grants for up to $1,000 per project. Recipients will be determined based on demonstration of emerging community

need, the goals and objectives addressed in the community’s need, the capacity to implement the proposed project and the proposed results of the project. Applications can be found at or by contacting Kara Weiler at or 402-554-9600 x 100. Completed proposals should be submitted to: Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Community Grants,

8707 W. Center Rd, Ste. 101, Omaha, NE 68124, no later than May 1. Ak-Sar-Ben Friends is a membership-based organization established to work with and support the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation, established in 1895 with the mission “to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.”

Grow Rural Education ST. LOUIS — The deadline is fast approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Nominations will be accepted until April 6. Eligible farmers may nominate their school district by visiting www. or calling 1-877-267-3332. Grants are awarded based on merit, need and community support. The more farmers who nominate a school district, the more it demonstrates community support and can strengthen the school district’s application. This year, the program has expanded to 18 new counties, for a total of 1,289 eligible counties across 39 states. School administrators in nominated districts will have until April 21 to submit their applications online. The application website is also equipped to help answer specific questions about the Grow Rural Education program overall and assist with the grant writing process.

“As we work to grow our next generation of farmers, building a strong math and science foundation is vital,” said Linda Arnold, Monsanto customer advocacy lead. “Working together with farmers and rural school districts, we are building relationships that benefit the community, with the ultimate goal of improving education.” The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Advisory Council, a group of approximately 30 farmers from across the country, will review and select the winning grant applications. Advisory Council members were selected based on their passion for farming and education, as well as experience in rural school districts. Last year, more than

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A good, clean apple Dear Heloise: Every morning, I enjoy reading your hints in the Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph. I have a question about how to WASH MY APPLES. The skin has a waxy feel on the outside. Someone told me to just peel them, but that takes time and is messy. I sure would like to have a good, clean apple! — Carolyn S. in Texas You can get one very easily while preserving the skin, which contains fiber and some nutrients. You can run it under water, rubbing with your hands or a paper towel, or use a vegetable brush. The Food and Drug Administration does not recommend using any detergents or soaps. Did you know that apples make their own natural wax coating? Most of that natural wax is removed when the apples are harvested and washed. An approved (safe to eat) wax is then applied before apples are sold. This wax keeps moisture in and prolongs the shelf life. But mainly, most people just prefer the look of a nice, shiny apple! — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 782795000 Fax: 210-HELOISE

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Wolfpack wins DAYTON, Ohio — T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half on Tuesday night, showing why he was the ACC’s player of the year, and North Carolina State led most of the way in a 74-59 victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament’s First Four. N.C. State (22-12) didn’t have much time to celebrate. The 12th-seeded Wolfpack headed to Orlando, Fla., for a game on Thursday against St. Louis in the Midwest Regional. Warren had the most to do with it. The sensational sophomore made up for a freshman tournament flop on the same floor a year earlier, preventing Xavier (21-14) from getting any traction in the second half. Center Matt Stainbrook led Xavier with 19 points and nine rebounds despite an injured left knee.Warren and N.C. State took all the drama out of it in the last 11 minutes, helping the Wolfpack pull away.


Three Panthers on Hawkeye 10 boys all-conference By LARRY PETERSON

the 20s for us. He had some good rebounding games. When Jay went out in foul trouble or was subbed out, Alex could pick up the slack defensively on some of those top players. Toward the end of the year Alex would start out on some of those bigger guys to free up Jay a little. If he gets bigger and stronger next year he’ll do an even better job defending those tougher kids around the basket.” Class 3A fourth-place Harlan and Kuemper Catholic tied for the conference crown. Creston was fourth at 6-4.

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Creston junior Jay Wolfe is one of three players unanimously selected to the Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball all-conference first team. On the all-conference list released this week, Wolfe joins seniors Trey Lansman of Harlan and Sam Brincks of Kuemper Catholic as unanimous selections. The only other player on the team who is not a senior is Denison-Schleswig junior Parker Eller, leaving Wolfe as the premier player returning in the conference in 2014-15. Two other Panthers — senior point guard Cole Thompson and junior forward Alex Nielsen — received honorable mention. Wolfe also earned thirdteam allstate honors this week. The versatile senior averaged 18.6 points and 7.2 Wolfe rebounds per game. He made 49-of124 shots from 3-point range for 39.5 percent and shot 75 percent from the free throw line for the 11-11 Panthers. “We could play Jay anywhere from the point to the post, he’s so versatile,” Creston coach Billy Hiatt said. “As a junior he could still grow a little bit. I know he has some colleges talking to him now. It’s a great honor to be selected unanimously, and we expect big


Creston senior point guard Cole Thompson blows past his defender in a home loss to Harlan on senior night. Thompson was one of three Creston players to receive recognition on the Hawkeye 10’s all-conference basketball teams. Thompson earned honorable mention.

things from him next year.” Other first-teamers were seniors Cole Neary of Kuemper Catholic, Nate Cave of Harlan and Gage Shatava of Glenwood. Hiatt said he’s glad Thompson, a 5-11 senior, got recognition after his first year as full-time point guard for the Panthers. He contributed in many areas, averaging 7.1 points, and a team-high 3.1 assists and 2.6 steals.

“Cole was our best defender,” Hiatt said, “especially on the ball. In my opinion he was one of the best point guards in the conference, especially on the defensive end. It’s good for Cole to be recognized. He was so athletic, we could pressure with him, do the jump-switch stuff. He worked really hard in practice.” Like Wolfe, Nielsen was versatile enough to be ef-

fective inside and still be a 3-point shooting threat. The 6-4 junior was second on Nielsen the team at 10.4 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds. “Alex showed a lot of athleticism, too,” Hiatt said. “A couple games he scored in

Hawkeye 10 Boys basketball (* Unanimous) First team — *Sam Brincks, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; Cole Neary, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; *Trey Lansman, Sr., Harlan; Nate Cave, Sr., Harlan; Tony Rew, Sr., Lewis Central; *Jay Wolfe, Jr., Creston; Gage Shatava, Sr., Glenwood; Parker Eller, Jr., Denison-Schleswig. Second team — Adam Juhl, Sr., Harlan; Gabe Ferry, Sr., Harlan; Lincoln Rodenburg, Sr., Lewis Central; Corey Bertini, Sr., Glenwood; Spencer Pauley, Jr., Denison-Schleswig; Makonn Anderson, So., Shenandoah; Ryan Hawkins, So., Atlantic; Ryan Leininger, Sr., Red Oak. Honorable mention — Alex Gunnerson, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; Alex Drees, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; Mitch Moran, Jr., Lewis Central; Cole Thompson, Sr., Creston; Alex Nielsen, Jr., Creston; Jake Lewis, Jr., Glenwood; Nate Pardun, Sr., Denison-Schleswig; John McGinn, Sr., St. Albert; Travis Miller, So., St. Albert; Jackson Baker, Sr., Shenandoah; Joey Walker, Jr., Atlantic; Jason McCall, Sr., Clarinda. Final standings (overall record) — Harlan 9-1 (234), Kuemper Catholic 9-1 (195), Lewis Central 8-2 (14-8), Creston 6-4 (11-11), Glenwood 5-5 (14-10), Denison-Schleswig 5-5 (11-10), Council Bluffs St. Albert Catholic 5-5 (12-11), Shenandoah 4-6 (13-10), Atlantic 2-8 (7-15), Clarinda 1-9 (7-16), Red Oak 1-9 (4-18).

Sports briefs Rookie of year PELLA — NCAA named Central College freshman Colby Taylor of Creston the West Region Rookie of the Year. Central College is in the West Region, which consists of 60 colleges from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Colorado and Arizona. Teammate Matt Greenfield was named 1st team All-West Region. Taylor averaged 9.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Dutch. He was the team’s secondl e a d i n g Taylor

rebounder, second in steals (21), fourth-leading scorer and fifth in assists (41) and blocked shots (12). He posted career highs with 24 points and 12 rebounds in Central’s league title-clinching 81-78 overtime win at Luther Feb. 19, one of three double-doubles this season. Greenfield was the 2014 Iowa Conference MVP. The senior from Ballard of Huxley averaged 18.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, leading Central in its deepest NCAA tournament run since 1991. The Dutch upset No. 25-ranked St. Olaf (Minn.) in the first round before being edged by top-ranked, topseeded Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the round of 32 on its home court.

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Pictured are members of the Grand View women’s bowling team, which qualified for the national team championships in Reno, Nev. Taylor Hance of Creston, fifth from left in the back row, is a member of the team. Hance finished 21st in the individual competition at last weekend’s sectional meet.

away Valley’s TJ Bower and Harlan’s Trey Lansman

Pearl hired Bruce Pearl will be the next coach of the Auburn Tigers, Pearl and the school confirmed Tuesday. Pearl told that he received a six-year deal, but financial terms were still being worked on Tuesday. He said details would be released later. Pearl said he cannot recruit, or evaluate, under his NCAA show-cause penalty from his time at Tennessee until Aug. 24, 2014. NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said Auburn has 30 days to file a report to the Committee on Infractions either contesting or accepting the show-cause penalty. Pearl, 54, was fired in 2011 after taking Tennessee to the NCAA tournament in each of his six seasons. He has worked for ESPN as an analyst the past two years.

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were named to the first team in their respective classes on the Des Moines Register on Sunday. Southwest Iowa players selected were: Class 3A first team — Trey Lansman, Harlan, forward, 6-7, Sr. Class 3A third team — Jay Wolfe, Creston, forward, 6-4, Jr. Class 2A second team — Cole Neary, Carroll Kuemper Catholic, forward, 6-6, Sr. Class 1A first team — TJ Bower, Nodaway Valley, forward, 6-3, Sr.; Jeremy Deemer, Lamoni, center, 6-7, Sr.. Class 1A second team — J.J. Waddle, Ankeny Christian, guard, 5-11, Sr.

National qualifier


Iowa All-Big Ten guard Devyn Marble was popular with young West Des Moines Valley fans before the Tigers, including Marble’s brother, Carlo, faced two-time defending champion Iowa City West Saturday night in the Class 4A championship game. West defeated Valley, 57-45. Devyn and his father, Roy Marble, Iowa Hawkeyes all-time leading scorer, sat together courtside to watch the game. The Hawks face Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament today at 8 p.m. on truTV, channel 43 or 869 on Mediacom cable. Check your local listings for DirecTV and DISH channels.

ADDISON, Ill. — The Grand View women’s bowling team qualified for the NAIA Invitational Intercollegiate Team Championship by placing third here last weekend at the XBowling Intercollegiate Singles and Team Sectionals. Junior Taylor Hance of Creston is a member of the team headed to nationals.

In Friday’s individual competition, Hance finished 21st out of 144 bowlers with her six-game series of 1229. The top four qualified for nationals. The team competition began Saturday, with Grand View taking an early lead after 16 Baker games with a score of 3343. The Vikings fell into second place after the Saturday afternoon session. The Sunday morning session saw Grand View drop into fourth place, but after rolling a score of 3042 over the final 16 Baker games, the Vikings vaulted back into third place with a total pin count of 12691, qualifying them for nationals. The NAIA Invitational Intercollegiate Team Championships take place in Reno, Nev., in midApril. This marks the first time Grand View has qualified for the national championships. The Vikings are one of 16 qualifiers. Hance was also awarded Please see BRIEFS, page 8A


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a 2013-14 Academic AllAmerican certificate from the National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association for her performance in the classroom.

POI all-stars CORYDON — The Pride of Iowa West senior all-star team, coached by Darrell Burmeister of Nodaway Valley, topped the Pride of Iowa East all-star team 91-52 here Saturday in the Pride of Iowa Conference Senior All-Star Game. The West team scored 20 or more points in each quarter in rolling to the victory. Nodaway Valley’s TJ Bower, who was named a first-

team all-stater this week, led the West squad with 32 points. Mason Clarke of Nodaway Valley and Dustin Gordon of Lenox both scored 18 points. Caleb Mueller of Nodaway Valley netted seven points, while Mount Ayr’s Kyle Young dropped in six points. Keegan Longabaugh of Southwest Valley and Todd Stoaks of Lenox each scored five points. In order to even up the teams, Jake Sobotka and Quency Vos of Mount Ayr played for the East team. Sobotka led the East squad with 21 points, while Vos added eight points. The East squad was coached by Jason Allen of Wayne.

Woods cites persistent back pain as reason for withdrawing from Arnold Palmer Invitational By BRIAN SCHMITZ Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has won the Bay Hill Invitational/Arnold Palmer Invitational eight times. He’ll have to wait until next year to try to reach victory No. 9 after withdrawing Tuesday from the event he has dominated since his first win at Bay Hill in 2000. Woods, the No. 1 rated player in the Official World Golf Rankings, said he couldn’t play because of persistent back pain. “I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won’t be able to play in his tournament this year,” Woods wrote on his website. “I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff and the sponsors for having to miss the event. Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven’t subsided. “It’s too early to know about the Masters, and I will continue to be evaluated and work closely with my doctors. I feel badly that I won’t be able to play in this great tournament this week.” Palmer also lost another top player when Phil Mickelson decided earlier not to commit, electing to spend time with his children during spring break. Jason Day, battling a thumb injury, also withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday. Losing Woods’ star power is a blow for Palmer’s tournament as well as its national television ratings. He is still the game’s top attraction. “I am certainly sorry that Tiger is not able to play,” Palmer said in a statement. “Quite obviously, we will miss having him here this week. He called me to tell me that his back was still giving him a lot of trouble and he didn’t feel he should play. I told him I understood and wished him well.” The loss of Woods and Mickelson leaves the API with four top-10 players, including Adam Scott (No. 2)

and Henrik Stenson (No. 3). The field also features Patrick Reed, who won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral; 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson; and seven former API winners, including Vijay Singh. The news on Woods, 38, isn’t a total surprise, even though his agent, Mark Steinberg, had said that Tiger had “intended” to play at Bay Hill. Three weeks ago, Woods withdrew during the final round of the Honda Classic because of back issues. His physical struggles continued when he played the next week, complaining of back spasms during the final round at Doral. He shot 78, his highest score for a final round. His best finish in four starts this season is a tie for 25th at the Cadillac Championships. Woods was set to make his 18th start at Bay Hill, having missed the cut only once (as an amateur in his first start in 1994). Tiger also was looking to three-peat at Arnie’s tournament. The defending champion defeated Justin Rose by two shots last year in the storm-delayed event, carding a 2-under 70. Woods also replaced Rory McIIroy for the No. 1 world ranking – the first time since Oct. 30, 2010. With his API win, Woods tied a PGA Tour record by winning a single event for the eighth time; Woods also has posted eight wins at Torrey Pines, including the 2008 U.S. Open. Sam Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times. Whether Woods is skipping Palmer’s event to rest up for the Masters can be debated, but this much cannot be argued: Somebody else’s name will be on the trophy for the first time in three years. ——— ©2014 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) Visit The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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The Mount Ayr Community School is searching for qualified candidates for the position of Transportation Coordinator. Successful candidates must be able to perform automotive and equipment service maintenance on district buses, vehicles and equipment. Recordkeeping, attention to detail and the ability to work with people are essential attributes/ skills for this position. The position is salaried and will be determined based upon experience. The position requires a CDL/School Bus Drivers License as driving a regular bus route is a part of this position. Applications may be found at or picked up in the Superintendent’s Office. The position includes full single health insurance, Ipers, paid sick leave, personal days, emergency days and vacation days. Return applications to the Superintendent’s Office by Friday, April 4th at 3:00p.m.

Michael Foods in Lenox is looking for a

2nd Shift Lead person to join our frozen warehouse team.

Candidates would ideally have previous forklift experience, as well as excellent problem solving skills, high level of self- motivation, and demonstrated leadership skills. Some warehouse experience would be a plus. In order to apply for this exciting opportunity, please contact Human Resources at Michael Foods at (641) 333-4700 or come by the plant and fill out an application. 1009 South Brooks Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 EEO/AAP

SUPERVISORY POSITION Bunn is seeking a motivated leader to join our Iowa production team. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a high-energy environment that fosters growth and development within a corporate culture that values honesty, integrity, and courtesy. If you have manufacturing leadership experience and desire to work for a global corporation in rural setting, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

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Monday thru Friday Delivery 11:30 a.m. pick-up Deliver by 5 p.m. Must have dependable transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance. Must be able to pass a motor vehicle records check.

To apply contact Sandy Allison at the Creston News Advertiser, 503 W. Adams or call 641-782-2141 x222

• Demonstrated ability to lead people and promote effective teamwork • Excellent analytical, problem solving/decision making skills • Ability to make timely, effective, fact based decisions • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (written, verbal, listening) • Proven ability to take initiative and demonstrate flexibility in a variety of circumstances • Previous supervisory experience required • Manufacturing experience preferred • A.A. degree or higher preferred Send resume and cover letter to: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Human Resource Manager 900 East Townline Road Creston, IA 50801 Pre-employment drug screen required. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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(3) 2 DRAWER SPACE savers, 2 white, 1 dark wood, $10.00 each; small pet carrier, $10.00; small storage totes ranging from $.50 to $2.00, 641-7826144. 4 COUPONS FOR 1 HOUR free play at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Des t i ure t Moines, $20 for all 4, c i P 641-347-7057. DELL PHOTO ALL-INONE Printer 926. Excellent condition. Owner's manual and installation SHOP THE CLASSIFIEDS CD included. $10.00 Call 641-344-2768 after 6:00PM. $50 or Less VICTORIAN SIDEBOARD, beautifully refinished, $50.00; MoWHITE LEATHER torola color TV, SPRING coat, long, $25.00; small mapledressy, size M, $25.00, finish table, $15.00, 641-782-7169 641-335-2333. 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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This position is 20 hrs per week. Applicant must have excellent communication, organizational, customer service and computer skills. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be accepted until March 21, 2014. Applications can be obtained at the Union County Auditor’s Office, Courthouse, 300 N. Pine, Creston, IA 50801 Applications can also be obtained at the Union County Website


Lenox Care Center

The Lenox Care Center is seeking to hire a

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“Earn while you learn” Extensive training program provided for inexperienced drivers.

To inquire or has for questions contact American Concrete openings for Ready-Mix ATL108136B Bob at 515-249-5309 Drivers in surrounding area. Wages1up to $15.553/14/201 Requirements include:


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Oldcastle provides competitive wages, full benefits package including year round health & retirement options, longevity bonus, and no overthe-road-travel. Women and Minorities encouraged to apply. Oldcastle Materials is an EEO/AA

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

Mon. March 24- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Spring Machinery Consignment Auction. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sun. March 30- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Guns, Ammo and Sporting Related Items from the Estate of Jon Early & Others. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sat. April 5- 10:00AM Rural Creston, IA. Lawn Tractors; Tractor and Machinery; Vehicles; Antiques & Collectibles; Tools; Furniture and Household Goods for Jack and Joyce Fils Estate. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Darwin West, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Zack Ballard.

Union County is now taking applications for the position of part-time Director of Veteran’s Affairs.

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Walmart is Hiring Assistant Manager Trainees in Iowa! Creston, IA

Dalton Ag, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa is currently accepting applications for full-time and temporary

As an Assistant Manager Trainee with Walmart, you will be entrusted with making area-specific merchandising, operations and people development decisions, including budgeting/forecasting and assessing economic trends and demographic information. Your ideas and sales strategies will ensure the success of your department and create opportunities for new growth. You also will contribute to Walmart’s sustainability efforts, such as waste and energy reduction, that have a positive environmental, socioeconomic and business impact.

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Assemblers must be able to read a tape measure, be mechanically inclined, and forklift experience is a plus.

Candidates must demonstrate the highest of ethical standards, a passion for excellent customer service, an appreciation for diversity (in culture, style, views), as well as the ability to foster a supportive, collaborative and productive environment.

Fabricators need to be able to read a tape measure, have experience with blueprints, be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs, and previous experience with an iron worker or as a saw operator preferred.

To qualify for an Assistant Management role, you must have the following: • Exceptional communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as prioritization, analytical and problem resolution capabilities • Experience/Education as follows (must have one of the below combinations): • One year of retail experience AND one of year supervisory experience • Two years of general work experience AND one year of supervisory experience • At least an Associate’s degree

Welders must be experienced and be able to read blue prints; MIG welding experience with stainless steel preferred.

We offer a comprehensive benefits & compensation package and quality of life schedule unmatched in the industry. At Walmart, Assistant Managers enjoy a three day-on, three day-off schedule that ensures a good work-life balance. Please submit resumes to

Good work history and previous manufacturing experience is a plus. We offer competitive wages, benefits, referral bonuses, overtime, and Dalton Ag is now a 100% employee owned company.

Walmart will not tolerate discrimination of employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Annual Spring Farm Machinery, Vehicles & Livestock Equipment Consignment Auction Monday, March 24, 2014 • 10:00 A.M. Located at 201 N. Cherry St., Creston, IA



ends hand tools; 3 hp Dayton electric motor, 250 volt; 50’ 220v extension cord, with ends; 8 JD 7000 planter, 3 bu. seed boxes; steel & wood posts; gates & panels. Calf puller & chains; WB lawn mower & more; (7) 50+ wood light poles; 200 hedge corner & line posts. UNION COUNTY SECONDARY ROADS 641-782-7407 FOR INFORMATION. Item 1,1973 JD 4230 diesel tractor, cab + air, 2 outlets, 18-4-38 rubber (15%), has trans problem, SN7539R (17,000 Hours), powershift; Items 2,1975 JD 4030D, C+A, 2 outlets, Quad range trans, 18-4-38 75% rubber, engine losing coolant, has trans noise in reverse, SN RW4030 H011031,15,700 hours. Above tractors sell as is where is & may be seen before sale day at the Secondary Roads Dept. yard on Commerce Road (1701) at east edge of town and north of Hwy 34. (They will sell at the CLA sale site) Mark O’Riley 641-344-1159 for more information. #2000 Case IH MX 120 diesel tractor with cab & air, 80% rubber, 3 outlets, cab, 4000 hours. 2004 Bobcat S300, 2800 hours. 2007 GMC 2500 extended cab, 3/4 ton 4 x 4 pickup, 141,000 miles; 1980 IH 1086 D w/cab Chris Carrico 641-344-0593 -1983 2-135 Series 3, White Diesel tractor, cab, duals & weights, 4200 hours. 1981 Freight Liner, dump truck, 18’ aluminum box with pusher axle, in frame overhaul 20,000 miles back; 1991 Brady aluminum pup trailer, 14’. Contact Alice Swanson or Phil Swanson at 641-340-2066 for information. 1987 Ford E350 Centurion Cut away Van, 5th Wheel & bumper hitch, 460 engine, AT w/Hi & low, 81,300 original miles, 2nd owner (first owner was the Late Dick Myers. 1993 Wells Fargo 20’ enclosed car trailer with Kitchenette in front area, bumper hitch. Nick Foltz -EZ Flow 250 bu gravity wagon with MGM seed auger; JD 7200 8R30 Max Emerge planter with Yetter trash wheels on front, 91 Model & good; ‘98 Titan 20’ GN Stock Trailer, tandem axle, good rubber. 5th Wheel 20’ Homemade car trailer with 7 ton axles. Bush Hog #277 7’ 3 pt. rotary mower. 3 pt. Post hole digger with 9” bit. Farm Truck - Harold Selim - ‘70 Dodge grain truck with 17’ B & H, wood, 413 engine, Allison AT, Hendrickson suspension, air brakes, road inspected by Professional Mechanic. OTHER TRACTORS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS: 88 Freightliner TS Trk Tractor, 855 Cummins, 9 speed trans, Day Cab, 930,000 miles. 641 -344-8182 for info. Pickup with Snow Plow; ’83 Ford F-250 4x4 Pickup with Hillsboro flatbed; duals on rear, with Western power angle snow blade, brown/tan in color, Extra clean for its age, 6-9 diesel with factory air; JD 28’ Machinery Trailer (8 x 28 ft.) drops down; Chief 6 x 20 goose neck trailer, center gate, good floor; 2 Ford Jubile Tractors with 6’ rear blades (1 with overdrive) good rubber, both run great; 16’ bumper hitch stock trailer with good floor. OTHER FARM EQUIPMENT: New Holland #352 2 ton grinder mixer with long auger. 3 pt. Hydraulic dirt scoop. Buffalo/Henke #300 feed wagon with scales. Schuler 175 feed wagon. 2 200-250 bu. gravity flow wagons; H & S 12 wheel hay rake (No Kicker). JD 1508 folding rotary cutter. JD 720012 row 30 inch manual fold planter w/monitor. JD 5’ 3 pt. box scraper with hyd controlled scarifying teeth, front & back blade, ex. con, cat 3, H & S 12 wheel rake. Farmhand 815 grinder-mixer, 2 ton with long auger. 2615 Bush Hog folding rotary cuttler; NEW 30’ chain harrow on used cart; Vermeer 605 G large round baler, nice; Vermeer F large round baler; Jet 3 pt post driver; IH 700 6 x 16 3 point steerable plow; Shaver front mt. post driver; 1,000 gal. elliptical water tank, water only; Vermeer 605F large round baler; Hardi 3 pt or front mount folding 60’ sprayer boom, hyd fold, foamer, lights, (mounts on frame of 4020 JD); HARDI cast pump, 3 years old; dark 3 pt. 300 gal. stainless steel tank sprayer; IH 120 &1000, semi mt. sickle mower with 9’ bars, both came from a good home & always shedded; Better Bill vacuum manure wagon, (older unit), 1 32’ lagoon pump. Hesston 1150 Moco; JD 14T square baler; JD 33 PTO spreader; New Idea 3632 PTO spreader, tandem axle; Top Air TA 800 sprayer with foamer & 60’ booms, Raven 440 C monitor; Rhino 950 3-way hyd 9’ blade; JD 1010 pull type 24’ hyd. fold field cultivator. 21’ White 271 21’ rockflex disc; 2290 Gehl 15’ Hyd. MOCO; 1990 350 bu, Parker auger wagon; JD Van Brunt 8’ grain drill with grass seed attachment. MISCELLANEOUS LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: 5 large bale rings; 3 poly feed bunks; Cox calf creep feeder; Pride of the Farm creep feeder; Pride Mineral feeder; Mineral feeder with face flap; 2 ton bulk bin. New Blattner Livestock Equipment, to include, portable squeeze chute with palpation cage; Portable corral with 19 panels, (2) 8’ walk-thru gates and (1) 4” walk thru; (2) 10 pipe gates; (4) 8’ curved cattle panels. Building: 10x16 storage barn on skids, 3/4” plywood floor, metal roof & sides, 2 36” doors, 6’ sides, ttal of 6’ doorway. Auction conducted by: West & Frey Auctioneers LLC, Creston, Iowa Darwin 641-344-1958 - Tom Frey 641-344-5082 - Todd Crill 712-621-1453 Brandon Frey 641-782-0633 - Steve Bergren 712-789-0847 - Zack Ballard Ringman - Gary Cox -- Yard Manager, Big Mike Haynes Sale Clerks - June West, Leisa Frey, Alma Swanson Terms: Cash/good check with photo ID if Unknown by the Auction Team All items need to be removed within ONE WEEK- No Exceptions!

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CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is expanding in Creston! The following positions are available:

Maintenance Technician (4) • $18.50/Hr.

Perform all mechanical maintenance functions including troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. Mechanical aptitude needed. M-F days, some on-call required.

Process Technician (8) • $19.25/Hr. Operate processing plant equipment. Perform general cleanup and material handling. Processing background desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Warehouse Technician (3) • $16.50/Hr.

Perform warehouse operations of finished product. Ensure accountability for all products scheduled to be shipped. Forklift and material handling experience desired. 12-hr. shift, nights, weekends, and holidays required.

Instrument Technician (1) • $26.00/Hr.

Install, replace, troubleshoot, repair, test and calibrate instruments and control devices. Four years combined schooling and experience desired. M-F days, some on-call requried.

The plant will operate 365 days per year. Benefits include: 401k with match, pension, bonus potential, medical, dental, vision insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and holidays. Pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check are required.

Check us out at: Apply in person or send resumes to:

Iowa Works 215 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

(641) 782-2119 If you are unable to apply in person contact Iowa Works for an application. EEO/AAP Employer

Find the right people for the job, right here.



Ruth R. Long, CPA-CFP. Complete accounting, financial planning, consulting, electronic filing and tax services for business or individuals. Reasonable fees. 620 1/2 New York Ave. 641-782-7CPA (7272)

SChROEDER PLUMBING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in manufactured and mobile homes. Free estimates, licensed, insured, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & Mastercard.

Backhoe & Bulldozer KINKADE INDUSTRIES INC. Complete backhoe service with extra reach bucket. Sanitary systems, basements, crawl spaces, dig footings with trencher or hoe. Free estimates. Eb Knuth, 641-782-2290; 641-202-2012.

Computer Repair

Siding & Windows GAULE EXTERIORS Steel and vinyl siding, replacement windows and seamless guttering. Quality craftsmanship, over a decade of professional service in Southwest Iowa. 641-782-0905.

WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call SPROUSE COMPUTER SOLU- Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or TIONS. 120 N. Main, Lenox, 641-344-5523. 641-780-5760 12 years experi- BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All ence. Reasonable & Quality PC major brands of vinyl and steel siding, repair and tutoring. Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Glass Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, gutter covers. 33 years of continuous home, business and farm. reliable service in Southwest Iowa, Commercial lock service and free estimates, 641-322-5160 trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in or 1-800-245-0337. Creston 641-782-5155 BUILTNETWORKS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac.

Home Improvements & Repairs


ShARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. ELECTRICAL. John Brennan. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, Licensed. 641-782-3795. 641-782-6227.


Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FOOD Morning Energy Mocha Balls Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Makes: 20 balls 1 1/4 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal 1/2 cup walnut halves 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon flax seeds 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 4 tablespoons almond butter 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons dried cranberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut for rolling (optional) Place cereal in a food processor. Process until finely ground. Add walnut halves, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, almond butter, honey, maple syrup, cranberries, vanilla, espresso powder and sea salt to bowl. Process until well blended and mixture forms stiff dough. Remove dough and form into compact ball with hands. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in toasted coconut, if desired. Place balls on wax-paper lined sheet and let stand for about one hour, then transfer to tin or container with tight lid. Balls will keep for at least a week at room temperature, or they can be chilled.

Morning Energy Mocha Balls



hether eating together as a family, or enjoying breakfast on-the-go, it’s easy to boost the nutritional value of morning meals by incorporating foods with whole grain, protein and fiber. Fueling your body and refreshing your brain, a breakfast packed with these nutrients makes for a productive and efficient day. So jump-start your day with a nutritious breakfast that will provide lasting energy and help keep you satisfied. The benefits really stack up — from lower levels of stress and fatigue, to helping you maintain a healthy weight.

Fuel up the family Make breakfast a priority by stocking up on nutritious foods the whole family will enjoy, such as the new Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy cereal. Each serving is loaded with whole grain, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, giving you the energy to help get you going and keep you going!

Make time for it While many believe their lives are simply too busy to include energy-boosting meals in their day, there are easy ways to work it into your hectic routine. Need an on-the-go breakfast? This recipe for Morning Energy Mocha Balls features Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Chocolatey Almond Crunch cereal. It is an easy no-bake option and you can whip up a big batch to last you through the week. In the morning, just throw a few Mocha Balls in a baggy and enjoy these bite-sized breakfast treats wherever your morning takes you. Smoothies are also a breakfast favorite, perfect for blending, grabbing and getting you on your way. Fill up your favorite to-go cup with this Mixed Berry Smoothie to enjoy on your way to work or school. Or, gather the family together and warm up your weekend morning routine with this delicious recipe for Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries. For more information, visit: or on Facebook: and Twitter:

Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Makes: 6 breakfast squares 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch cereal 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 eggs 1/2 cup nonfat milk 2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup (6 ounces) Greek yogurt 3 cups fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) or favorite fruit of choice Honey, for drizzling Nutmeg or cinnamon, for sprinkling Heat oven to 425°F. Lightly butter and flour 8-inch square pan, or coat lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In mixing bowl, stir together cereal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon. While stirring, slightly crush cereal using back of spoon or rubber scraper; set aside. In another bowl, beat eggs until well blended. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla; mix well. Combine egg mixture with flour mixture. Pour batter (it will be thin) into prepared baking pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until it is set when lightly touched in middle. Remove from oven and set on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. To serve, cut into 6 equal-sized bars and place on serving plates. Top each square with a dollop of Greek yogurt, surround with fruit and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately.

Mixed Berry Smoothie Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings 1/2 cup Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal 2 cups cold fat free milk 1 container (6 ounces) strawberry low-fat yogurt 1 package (4-serving size) strawberry flavor gelatin 1 cup frozen mixed berries Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend on high speed for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Serve immediately.

what’s cookin’ in pasta Dishes Two quick pasta dishes that can be served alone as a main dish, or with chicken as a side dish. These classic combinations of flavors will “wow” the die-hard Italian in you! Smakelijk eten! lemon anD garlic pasta 1/2 lb. linguine 2 lemons 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese salt, optional cracked black pepper, optional 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, zest and juice lemons; set aside. When cooked, drain pasta, reserving 1-1/2 cups of the pasta cooking water. Return pot to stovetop and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and garlic. Over medium heat, saute garlic until fragrant. Add remaining olive oil, cream, lemon zest and 1 cup of reserved pasta water and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pasta, cheese and 1/4 cup lemon juice, tossing to combine. Add more pasta water and lemon juice, if desired. Season with salt and cracked black pepper, if desired. Divide into six portions and sprinkle with basil before serving. We added steamed asparagas and sliced grilled chicken breast. We served slices of kalamata olive bread on the side. Basil garlic pasta with caponata VegetaBles 1 3/4 cups tomato juice - we used tomato sauce 14 oz. basil garlic pasta or linguine 2/3 cup water 1 medium eggplant, cut into stick-style pieces 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 2 medium zucchini, cut into stick-style pieces juice of 1 lemon 8 baby onions, peeled - we used green onions 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 Tbsp. black olives, sliced 1 large red bell pepper, sliced 2 Tbsp. capers, optional 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Lightly salt eggplant and zucchini, let drain in colander for 30 minutes, rinse and pat dry. Lightly fry onions, garlic and bell pepper in oil in large saucepan for 5 minutes. Add eggplant and zucchini and fry another 5 minutes. Stir in tomato juice and water. Mix well, bring to boil, and add rest of ingredients (except pasta). Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in 6-8 quarts of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente (about 8-10 minutes). Drain and add vegetable mixture to the pasta. Serves 4 to 6. We added slices of grilled chicken breast and substituted two carrots for the eggplant. what’s cookin’ in kyp’s kitchen sponsored by:


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