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Sonntag: Third condo option to cost $229K By KYLE WILSON

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A bus tour last month revealed that Crestonians interested in a condominium in the Cottonwood Subdivision weren’t sold on either of the two pricing options presented by Atlantic private developer Don Sonntag. So, they requested Sonntag provide a third pricing option. That request included a 1,459-squarefoot condominium on a slab with

two bedrooms, two baths and two-car garage in the neighborhood of $190,000 to $200,000. Sonntag recently “ran the numbers” and Sonntag told the city council Tuesday the price for the option requested would be $229,950. “The reason there is only about $30,000 savings (between second

and the new third option) is that when you remove a basement, the only cost savings is in the basement walls and floor joists. You still have a floor slab to pour,” said Dave Sturm, engineer with Snyder & Associates, helping on this project. Sonntag said Sturm has found eight to nine locations in the Cottonwood Subdivision whereby this third option could be built. The other options were: • First option: A 1,229-squarefoot condominium on a slab with

two bedrooms, two baths, large one-car garage with an estimated cost of $149,950. Sonntag said a second garage can be added to this floor plan for about $12,000. • Second option: A 1,459-square-foot condo with two bedrooms, two baths, double car garage and (unfinished) walkout basement. Estimated cost for that floor plan is $259,950. If you are interested in purchasing a condominium or want additional information, contact Mike Taylor, city administrator,

at 641-782-2000 ext. 4. Story background • In January, Sonntag — who has built more than 175 condominium units in the Atlantic area — made a presentation to Creston City Council proposing to build at least 14 condominium units in the Cottonwood Subdivision. • In February, Tionna Reed Pooler — financial advisor for the city — Please see NEW PRICE, Page 2

Camping season is upon us Enterprise

zone could add incentives for new housing development


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As temperatures slowly rise, grass turns green and flowers pop out of the soil, camping season is closing in. With many different options for camping in southwest Iowa, here are three available outdoor locations for a short weekend vacation, or even just a night away from town. Green Valley Green Valley State Park is located north of Creston. The park includes a lake, campgrounds, cabins and other amenities. “We get people from all over the state, and some from out of the state,” said Daniel Stull, natural resource technician I at Green Valley State Park with Department of Natural Resources. “Several people come in from Nebraska, a lot of people from Missouri. We have a lot of fishermen come here to Green Valley because it’s a central point.” Camping is available throughout the year, but the park offers full hookup camping is April 15 to Oct. 15. Full hookup includes electricity and sewage. Green Valley is the only campground in the area to offer full hookup. “We’re having a new lift station put in at the park,” Stull said. “It’s in the process of being worked on. Hopefully everything will be in April 15.” Lift stations are used to pump sewage to the lagoon at Green Valley. Without the station, toilets, showers and the dump station cannot be used. Prices during peak season, starting May 1 and ending October 1, are $19 for full hookup, $16 for electric and $11 for tent camping. Off-season prices are $5 cheaper. “It’s fully staffed, so we have people


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A zoning program may provide extra incentive for the housing development project in the Cottonwood Subdivision, but it will require quick action from the Union County Board of Supervisors and the developer to beat the June 30 deadline. The program allows the county to establish an area as an enterprise zone for housing or business development. Even though the Cottonwood Subdivision is within Creston city limits, the way the program is set up through the state requires the county’s governing body to establish the enterprise zone. “ W e Pantini are trying to bring the developer and the county together,” said Wayne Pantini, executive director for Union County Development Association. “This would add tax revenue and provide additional housing by utilizing a piece of property that is currently not bringing in any tax dollars.” To set up the enterprise zone, supervisors would designate about 45 acres in the Cottonwood Subdivision and it would go to the state for approval. Then the developer could apply for tax credits and reimbursements from the state. “Once he makes application (for the benefits) we would engage an enterprise zone commission made up of volunteers appointed by the county,” Pantini said.


McKinley Park boasts camping sites with picnic tables and a view of the lake to the northwest, as well as new playground equipment, as shown partly in this photo.

here almost all day, every day. We can provide a little more security that way,” Stull said. “We usually have people patrolling the park, even after closing.” Other activities available at the park include trails, swimming, wildlife viewing, fishing and boating. “We have a lake that you can actually put a boat on, and a beach you can go swimming at,” Stull said. “You’re further out in the country, so it’s a little more rustic and a little quieter out here.” Half the camping sites are reservable, and sites can be reserved up to three months in advance online at www.iowastateparks.reserveamerica. com for an extra $4 fee, or by phone for a $6 fee at 1-877-427-2757. Cabins can be reserved online up to a year in advance. McKinley Park McKinley Park in Creston has been

expanded for camping and fun recently. The campground, at the south end of the park, is home to more than 30 sites, as well as a view of the lake and new playground equipment. “We just put a new playground in, they just got it done,” said John Kawa, board member of McKinley Park Board. “We’re waiting to put the shavings around it. We added fire rings last year. ... We’ve just tried to update the best we could.” RV camping is $12 a night, and camping with both a tent and RV is $14. For tent only spaces, the cost is $10 in an electric area, $8 in a non-electric area and $14 to camp in an RV space with a maximum of two tents. “It’s the cheapest around,” Kawa said. “Compared to the other ones (campgrounds), I guess, we have a Please see CAMPING, Page 2

New officers:

Creston Elks Lodge #605 officers for 2014-15 were installed Saturday evening at the lodge. From front left, they are Lee Freeman (lecturing knight), Arnie Qualseth (leading knight), Monica Fastenow (exalted ruler), Dave Koets (loyal knight) and Terri Koets (esquire). Back row: Eric Shawler (trustee), Blade Martwick (trustee), John Cook (treasurer), Sam Beaty (inner guard), Dale Kessler (tiler) and Cassie Wilmeth (chaplain). Not pictured are: Dick Hammond (secretary) and Allen Rager (trustee).


“The commission only meets as needed. I would review the project with them and once the commission approves the benefits, it goes back to the state for final approval.” The proposed project would bring new condominium housing to Creston. The developer — Don Sonntag — wants to build at least 14 condominiums in the subdivision. Only 1 percent of a county can be in an enterprise zone. Of Union County’s 272,449 acres, 987 acres are in the program. “The city of Lorimor and Afton are currently under enterprise zones,” said Pantini. “That way if a project comes up, we have the option to use the program.” The enterprise zone lasts for 10 years and has been used in Union County to help with the Iowana project and the apartments near Walmart. Approaching deadline Supervisors and Sonntag must act before the June 30 deadline because new legislation would restrict enterprise zones from developing on “green fields” or undeveloped property. “ W e k n o w there is a need for more housing and this Brown is a good place to do it,” said Union County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dennis Brown. “We are not going to be a road block by any means, but everything has to go through the step-bystep process to make sure it is done correctly.” Please see ENTERPRISE, Page 2

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Deaths Gary Eckels Murray

Gary Eckels, 74, of Murray died March 31, 2014. S e r vices will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at I m m a n - Eckels uel Lutheran Church. The Rev. J.R. Wheeler will officiate. Interment will be in Murray Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Murray School Foundation. Online condolences may be left at Gary James Eckels, son of Gertrude Clara (Halm) and James Starr Eckels, was born April 25, 1939, in Shannon City. Gary grew up in the Thayer area. After graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Colorado Springs, Colo. While there, he worked on the Honest John Missile. On Jan. 6, 1963, Gary married Loretta Anna Knoll in Loveland, Colo. They moved to a farm near Murray. Gary was a farmer.

Harold Ness Sr. Mount Ayr

Harold Ness Sr., 79, of M o u n t Ayr died March 31, 2014, upon arrival to Ringgold County Hospital. Funeral Ness, Sr. services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. Randy Drake, Tony Crandell and Dan Warren will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and a fund yet to be named to help children in the community. Online condolences may be left at www. Harold Ness Sr., son of Hilda Grace (Bolinger) and Joseph Edward Ness Sr., was born July 16, 1934, in Carroll County, Westminster, Md. Harold served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and spent one year deployed to Saudi Arabia. On March 5, 1971, Harold married Retha Middleton at the Community of Christ Church in Davis City. Harold was the custodian at Mount Ayr Community Schools for 17 years. He also was the custodian and took

Gary was a member of Clarke County Old Iron Club, Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association and a former member of Murray Lions Club and Clarke County Fair Board. Gary was a longtime and active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had served many years as an elder. Gary leaves is survived by his children, Mike (Jodee) Eckels of Murray, Susan (Rick) Johnson of Norwalk and Andy (Chandra) Eckels of Murray; grandchildren, Katie (Brian) Jennett of Iowa City, Darin (Ashleigh Neal) Eckels of Murray, Corey Eckels of Murray, Elyse and Cole Rice and Marcus and Rachel Johnson, all of Norwalk, and Addison, Rileanna and Trevor Eckels, all of Murray; sisters, Carol Jean (Jay) Edwards of Colorado and Dorothy Ann Vert and Maxine (Jack) Kilpatrick, all of Lorimor; sisters-in-law, June Steele of Colorado and Nadine Meyer of Ill.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Gary was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brother Stephen Eckels; parents-in-law, Rudolph and Norma Knoll; and brothersin-law, Jerry Vert, Kenny Goeltl, Pat Steele and Vic Meyer. care of several businesses and government offices in Mount Ayr. Harold is survived by his wife Retha Ness of Mount Ayr; children, Jack Woodrow Ness of North Carolina, Dianne Marie Ness of Cambridge, Md., Harold (Linda) Ness Jr. of Des Moines, William Ness of Salisbury, Md., Scott Laverne (Amy) Ness of Salisbury, Md., Cherie (Lonnie) McGlynn of Urbandale,Ed (Jolene) Hiebing of Leon, Susan D. Hower (significant other David Dorsey) of Clearfield, Angelina K. Fricke of Mount Ayr and Ronda (Gene) Thurman of Hatfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Lacey Richardson, Shyler Hamilton, Charrissa Lewis, Michelle Milam, Stephanie Cooper, Quillian Hiebing, Jessica Fricke, Denim Hiebing, Cory Thurman, Dexter Hiebing, Brian Thurman and Bryce Hower; numerous greatgrandchildren; siblings, Jeanette Mills of Big Pool, Md., Lydia Ellen (Bob) Cadle of Upper Falls, Md., Josephine Agnes (Leo) Parker of Mount Airy, Md., Joseph Edward (Carolyn) Ness Jr. of Leon, Anna Mae Hilda (Bill) Baker of Cumberland, Md., and Francis Vernon Ness of Westminster, Md.; and sister-in-law Donella Drake of Mount Ayr. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ellsworth “Bud” Ness, sister Mary Ness Pierce, daughter Sherie Ness, grandson Brett Lewis Fricke, sonin-law Perry Lewis Fricke; and brothers-in-law, Linden Drake and Gene Mills.

John Donald “Don” Hammers Union

1930 – 2014 Don Hammers left his home in Union, IA for that great fishing hole in the sky on March 27, 2014. He was born Hammers January 31, 1930 in Dent, MN, the third of six sons and three daughters of Henry and Lora Hammers. Starting his career with the J.C. Penney Company in Fergus Falls, MN, he met and married Betty Steussy on May 15, 1950. During the early years of his career, they moved to different Minnesota communities, eventually settling in Creston, IA, where he managed the J.C. Penney Store for many years. In Creston, he served on the Southwest Iowa Rural Water Association board facilitating development of Three Mile and Twelve Mile lakes. He was active with the Knights of Columbus, attaining Grand Knight status and numerous other community organizations. Following Betty’s death in 1992, Don returned to Minnesota to spend more time with his siblings and to fish. He moved to Union, IA in 2012 to be closer to his sons. Don enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada with his sons and other retired J.C. Penney store managers. Always an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Don taught his children and grandchildren to value

and enjoy our environment while responsibly fishing and hunting. A favorite story was shooting his first elk in Colorado with his nephews, Tom and Jim Hammers. Always ready for a game of cards, he enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to play, amazed when they started to beat him. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, infant son James and his brothers Ed, Frank, Bob, Raymond and Joe. He will be missed by his children Mike (Sue Bangert) Madison, WI, Gary (Marcia) West Des Moines, IA, Lynn (Scott Aumuller) Concord, NC, Paul (Karen) Union, IA and Rick (Kari) Adel, IA, his sisters Kate Eickschen, Perham, MN, Mary Ann (Bernie) Nolz of Mitchell, SD and Rose (Jim) Limmer of Perham, MN. He enjoyed many hours with his grandchildren Paul (Rae Ganci) Hammers, James Aumuller, Luke (Ashlee) Higgins, Mark Hammers, Dustin Hammers, Wesley Hammers, Leah Higgins, Tom Aumuller, Jade Hammers and Skyler Hammers, as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Friday, April 4 at the Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham, MN from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a rosary recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 5 at Church of the Sacred Heart in Dent, MN. Interment will follow at Knollwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fergus Falls, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be directed to Church of the Sacred Heart in Dent, MN.

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outlined the financial risks involved with the project being proposed by Sonntag. Her analysis estimated the cost involved with this project could increase taxes for each Creston household anywhere from zero to $50 annually for a period of at least 10 years — depending fully on the project’s success. • In March, about 20 Crestonians — city council members, local real estate agents and interested Cres-

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beautiful spot. It’s as pretty as other campgrounds.” Camping opens May 1, and closes Oct. 31. “You don’t have to drive anywhere. You can go to McKinley and see there’s a lot to do at McKinley Park,” Kawa said. “And, it’s not always packed like some of the state parks. Usually there’s some room out there.” The park offers a disc golf course, a lake, primitive walking trails and playground equipment. There are also shelter houses, and community events held in the park. “We don’t have the facilities we would like to have, so that’s in our future plans to put a new shower house in, but someday it’ll be as good as any,” Kawa said. “That’s our goal. That’s what we’ve been working on the last nine years. But, the future is bright. It’s coming around. It just all takes time.” Three Mile Lake Another park available to locals and those from out of town is Three Mile Lake. The lake, located north of Afton, boasts 880 acres of lake for people to camp, fish, boat, picnic, swim and hike. Camping at the lake is open year round. There are 80 lots between two campgrounds, and electricity is on year round. “We have a year-round facility, and when we say year round, our shower house is heated, and we have heated showers and flush toilets year round,” said Doug Jones, director of Union County

Conservation Board. “We have a heated fish-cleaning station, so when a lot of the parks shut their gates and drain their pipes, ours are open 365 days out of the year. Same thing with our cabins. We have nine cabin units at Three Mile Lake. They’re heated and air conditioned, and open year round.” All camping sites are first come, first serve. No reservation system is available. Camping costs $17 per night in an electric spot, and tent camping is $10 per night per tent. No water or septic is available. “We have electrical hookups that are 30 amp, which is common for a lot of campers,” Jones said. “And, we have also 50 amp for a lot of the newer, bigger campers.” The two campgrounds sit up on a hill, with a view of Three Mile Lake. “We do have a nice view of the lake from the campgrounds,” Jones said. “We have a beach and a volleyball court, an 880-acre lake, which would be the biggest lake in the county, and good fishing.” Camping is full to bursting some weekends at Three Mile Lake. Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July weekends are full, weather permitting, and Jones said the campgrounds run borderline full on other weekends. There are grass walking trails near the campgrounds and several fishing jetties, as well as a beach, shelter houses, two playgrounds and a horseshoe pit in each campground.

The current legislation encourages building housing in downtown locations with upper story apartments. The program also uses ton citizens — went on a two new figures from the 2010 and a-half hour bus tour all Census. Union County will across Atlantic to view condos built by Sonntag. That day, many on the tour asked Helping Celebrate Life Sonntag if he could provide a third pricing option for a Creston 782-7036 347-8725 1,459-square-foot condoFuneral Homes minium on slab that includes Joe & Karla Powers, Owners two bedrooms, two baths, double car garage in the neighborhood of $190,000 to $200,000. • Tuesday, Sonntag came back with a number of $229,950 for the third pricMike Gray, Owner ing option.

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


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 Restaurant. Alegent Health At Home/ Family Home Care free blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. to noon, Corning Community Center. Open to the public. Donations appreciated. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads

Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Southern Prairie YMCA 55 Plus, 11:45 a.m., Summit House. Bring $2 for pizza and change for bingo. CW Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., The Windrow. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Howard St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Boz’s Kitchen in Corning. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641-782-4040. Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Crest Haven Care Centre. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse Board Room. Woolworth Coffee Club, 9 a.m., Hy-Vee deli. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking.

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Dorothy, do you have an April Fools’ joke? I struggled to fall asleep Monday evening. I place initial blame on Chris Martin — lead singer for the band Coldplay — who got me all fired up earlier in the evening when he made a guest appearance as a mentor on “The Voice.” Martin is one of my favorite songwriters/musical performers of all time. But, weighing heavier on my mind — as I tussled with our cotton sheets that evening — were all the loose ends that still needed tied on Dorothy Peak’s 100th birthday story before our 11 a.m. deadline Tuesday. See, Dorothy — like she has on so many other people — made quite an impression on me over the past five days. I spent an upward of five hours at her house since Friday. Before I left Monday, Dorothy joked: “You can bring your bedroll over if you need to.” I don’t normally have trouble sleeping at night, but I in no way wanted to disappoint Mrs. Peak. I guess that’s why she was such a good teacher. I noted on Facebook recently

In Transit Kyle Wilson managing editor

that I’ve had the privilege of interviewing some pretty incredible people in my seven years in the newspaper business — including Pearl Harbor veteran Clarence Pfundheller of Greenfield and Vietnam veteran Larry Nourse of Fontanelle to name a couple — but none better than Dorothy Peak. There were a couple pieces of information I could not find a spot for in her story, but still wanted to share. Those include: Dorothy has visited all 50 states in the Union, and also spent significant time in South America. “I don’t have a favorite place. All of it is beautiful. The whole world,” Dorothy said Tuesday. And, Dorothy was born on April 1, which is recognized as April Fools’ Day. So, I asked her, do you have any April Fools’ Day pranks or jokes?

Malaysia’s prime minister renewed his commitment HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Malaysia’s prime minister renewed his commitment to locate the missing jetliner in the Indian Ocean Sunday. Life is just now returning to normal there. The Malaysian Grand Prix was run Sunday and the winner will be announced just as soon as the officials find the car. Los Angeles was hit by several earthquakes on Friday and Saturday. We have a new drill in California that kept everybody safe. The orders are, the moment you feel an earthquake, grab your iPhone and drop to the floor, then roll under a heavy table, and go back on Facebook. Love Cloud Airlines in Las Vegas offers lovers an hour-long ride in a plane whose cabin is made into a bedroom so they can have sex over Sin City. This could kill Vegas. If couples can also figure out a way to get drunk and lose all their money up there, who needs the hotel room? A Washington D.C. judge gave the guy who fired eight shots at the White House three years ago twenty-five years in prison. His lawyer had asked for ten years. The argument was, the shooting occurred miles from the nearest golf course,

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so the president was never in any danger. Joe Biden went on Rachael Ray on the day of the Obamacare deadline Monday to tell viewers they must enroll by midnight. Or what? The Obamacare deadline feels like your parents counting to three, after you’ve already figured out that nothing happens when they get to three. The White House shut down the Obamacare website Monday as the enrollment deadline arrived. It screwed up at the worst possible time. At the last minute forty thousand people went on the website to enroll in Obamacare and wound up watching porn for forty-five minutes. Michelle Obama returned home from a one-week trip to China Monday. That’s somewhat of a relief. When it was first announced that President Obama’s wife and two daughters and mother-in-law were going to China, all you could think was, my God how much do we owe them?

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This is me pictured with centurian Dorothy Peak at her Creston home Monday.

“No,” she said, “but my mother used to always say she had an April Fool and a Rotten Egg because my brother was born on Easter.” In other news: • Last week in the News Advertiser, we brought back an old feature with a new name. In this feature — now called “Throwback Thursday” — our newsroom assistant Courtney Dake will be highlighting news that happened in our area 5, 10 and 20 years ago. We will be running this feature every

As a journalist, I was a latecomer to the smart phone technology craze. It wasn’t until my junior year of college that I traded in my old flip phone for a new iPhone. It is a valuable tool that I use daily. I check Twitter for live steaming events, Facebook keeps me updated on what local friends are doing day-to-day and I utilize group texts to set up meetings. But early in my career, I learned the importance of knowing when to put away the technology and focus on the task at hand. Larry Peterson was showing me how to edit photos to get them ready for the print edition. While I was interested in the topic and wanted to provide good photos, my phone was consistently vibrating in my pocket. I pulled it out, flipped it open and responded quick to a text. I thought I had taken care of the distraction in a quick and discrete way, but Larry was quick to notice my divided attention. During my review at the end of my tenure as an intern, he men-

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and Adalynn, above. She’s only the fourth woman to be an ER in the 114-year-history of the Creston Elks Lodge. The other three woman are Terri Koets, Melissa Zellmer and Barb Wilmeth. • Lastly, I have a request. Please send me more letters to the editor. The opinion page is one of my favorite sections of the paper, mostly because I enjoy reading what all of you have to say on certain topics in those letters. Send letters to my email:

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tioned that exact moment and explained the proper time to multitask. Since then, I have always tried to pay attention to when and where I get my social media and technology fix. I am still on my phone and computer more often than I would like, but I am constantly trying to find activities that do not require technology. When I am out on a date, I switch my phone onto airplane mode so it stops buzzing and doesn’t use up a lot of battery. That way if we need directions or have to call a friend later to confirm plans, I have it as a backup, but my attention is on her. Some of my friends avoid being stuck on their phones by placing all their phones in the middle of the table. The first person to touch their phone pays for the next round

of beverages. The topic of unplugging has started to become popular for television commercials as different products try to show how their product can help you get a needed break from technology. I also enjoyed attending and photographing Greenfield’s unplugging day. They did a great job finding activities for people to do, I just wish the weather would have cooperated a little better for the start of the event. Using smart phones and other technology is a great way to stay connected with old friends and can be very helpful tools for work, but my best memories with friends are not the conversations we had through text messages. And even though I connect with Larry more often via social media because of our different work hours, I am glad he took the time to explain the importance of unplugging early in my career so I am always conscious of the attention I give to the people I am currently with.

Letters to the editor

Way to go drumline, winterguard From Darlene Loudon Creston

The high school Jam the Gym has been changed for some reason only for the Creston High School winter drumline and winterguard girls and the soloists. They will perform at this time. It will be Sunday, April 6, at the middle school at 2 p.m. Watch the Creston paper for more information. Admission to this will be $5 per person with desserts being served. Proceeds go to the band department to purchase new band uniforms. The CHS calendar of events still lists the TWIRP BIRP dance on Saturday night as Jam the Gym April 5. The only change is the bands performance to Sunday. On Saturday, March 22, I attended the competition with the

Creston High School winter drumline and the winter colorguard girls in Nebraska. They attended all the competitions every weekend and received many first places of which they truly deserved. What a show they put on. Their costumes and face painting are “awesome.” This group of musicians are very talented as are the rest of the marching band kids. I’m very proud of each and every one of them as their parents and grandparents are. They are very dedicated to the band as they have really early morning practices. It shows in their performances. Mike and Lisa Peters are very dedicated to their students. They need to be congratulated on a great job they do.

A big thank you to everyone who volunteers in any way and who followed the kids every week. Also, a very special thank you to the bus drivers bussing the kids to Nebraska all the weekends. You kept our kids safe on the roads when you really had some bad weather to drive in, getting them home around midnight. Folks, it will be worth your time to come see these kids perform their routines on Sunday. Kids keep up the great work. The Creston High School marching band, winter drumline, colorguard, jazz band, etc. You’re all in it together. It takes all of you to perform and work as a team. Congratulations on a job well done.

I was near the middle of the tunnel. I could hear the vehicle slow as I approached the puddles that always seem to be present, and I quickly jumped over them to try to keep from getting splashed. The vehicle must have been close to a complete stop by now so without looking, I waved them around. The vehicle then started to pass me and the lady spoke through the open window as she passed, “I just didn’t want to splash you.” I told her “Thank you,” and she went on her way as I did. As I continued my walk, I thought to myself, what a nice gesture. As parents we try to teach our children to look for opportunities to be nice to people. It takes very little effort to show a courtesy to someone else. Whether it is hold-

ing the door open for someone or giving up a place to sit to someone that is in need of it more than you are. There are many opportunities in life to show a courtesy to another person. You feel good after you have done it, and the other person also feels good after receiving the gesture. It is a win-win situation. As for the lady in my story, if I saw her in the grocery store, I wouldn’t recognize her. I am sure that she didn’t give these few moments in time a second thought. I on the other hand thought that the gesture was very classy and was very much appreciated. Like I said, I wouldn’t normally recognize this lady unless she is at work. That is because she is a Creston police officer.

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Thursday in one of two places — page 2A or back page. We hope you enjoy this feature. • Our 9-month-old daughter Harper now has four teeth — two uppers and two lowers — and can stand unassisted. I know she’s strong enough to walk, but is hesitant to try because crawling is such a safer way to travel. • Momica was installed as exalted ruler at Creston Elks Lodge #605 on Saturday. See a picture of her and her grandaughters Harper

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Momica holds her granddaughters Harper, left, and Adalynn, right, after installation Saturday evening at Creston Elks Lodge #605.

What a beautiful day. That is what I thought on Sunday as I started my walk shortly before noon. I walk quite often, especially when the weather is nice. Many times I walk a route that takes me through the Cedar Street underpass, as was the case on Sunday. I am always a little apprehensive as I walk through the underpass. A great majority of the time drivers slow down when they see me, and slowly pass by. Other times, they don’t. On Sunday, as I was walking through the underpass, I could hear a vehicle approach me on the rear. I hastened my steps to get through as quickly as I could, but

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1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp. dark rum or milk 2 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled Chocolate-hazelnut spread (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, lemon peel, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, mashed bananas, sugar, melted butter, and rum. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Transfer one-third of the batter (about 1-1/4 cups) to a medium bowl; fold in melted chocolate. Drop alternating spoonfuls of plain and chocolate batters into the prepared pan. Using a table knife or narrow metal spatula, gently cut through batters to marble. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. If desired, serve with chocolate-hazelnut spread. Makes 16 servings. Island sTyle banana bread 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, 2 eggs, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add dry mixture and mashed banana alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Stir in pecans. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese, remaining egg, and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar on medium speed until almost smooth. Stir in coconut. Pour one-fourth of the banana batter into each loaf pan. Spoon one-fourth of the cream cheese mixture over each loaf. Using a spatula, cut through the batter to marble. Repeat the two layers as above, but do not marble. Bake in a 350° about 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans. Cool completely. Makes 2 loaves. I made this bread in a 9x5x3 pan and needed to bake it another 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center came out clean. what’s cookin’ in kyp’s kitchen sponsored by:

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tion. If the baking powder is still good, it will immediately start to bubble when it hits the water. — Heloise SPINACH OMELET Dear Heloise: I read your column in The (Towanda, Pa.) Daily Review. Every morning I have an omelet for breakfast. Usually I put fresh spinach in it, but when I couldn’t use up the spinach fast enough, I put it in the freezer so it wouldn’t spoil. Once frozen, the spinach crumbles nicely for my omelet while still in the bag. This is much easier than cutting the spinach fresh, and it tastes just as good. Many thanks for all your hints! — Cathy in Pennsylvania NO MESS Dear Heloise: Before I spray any pan with cooking oil, I open my dishwasher BEETLE BAILEY® by Greg & Mort Walker door and place the pan on the inside of the door. I then am able to spray the pan, causing any overspray to be trapped in the dishwasher and washed away with the next load. No messy counter to clean! — Gina T. in Kentucky Any good hint to help keep kitchen counters clean is a good one! That spray does seem to go places it should not! — Heloise (c)2014 by King Features Syndicate Inc. BLONDIE® by Dean Young

Horoscope Thursday, April 3, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Even though you’re tempted to throw your weight around today, don’t. You will meet with opposition surprisingly fast. Everyone out there is ready for a fight. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoid dangerous areas, crimeridden places or dark alleys today. Don’t test the waters or do anything that makes you slightly nervous. Be sensible. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A powerful person in a group situation might attack you verbally today (or worse). This is a poor day to disagree with others or tempt the fates. Angry people are prepared to lash out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Definitely avoid power struggles with authority figures today. This means parents, bosses, VIPs and the police. Forewarned is forearmed. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues today, because things could turn nasty in a New York minute. Just get to talking about the weather, something about which people agree. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Avoid disputes about inheritances, shared property, insurance matters and anything that is jointly owned. You will only encounter a power struggle that cannot be resolved. Just accept this. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It’s fortunate that you are diplomatic and skilled at sidestepping arguments if you choose. I suggest that you use your fancy footwork today to keep peace with partners and close friends. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Equipment breakdowns at work might create havoc. Disputes with bosses might also be nasty. Just do your thing, and keep your eyes down and your powder dry. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ego battles in the arts are likely today. But parents might encounter hissy fits or meltdowns with children. Be sympathetic, because this is a stressful day for everyone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s not easy to keep domestic peace today, because people are ready to lash out or fight for what they want. Run the other way if you can,

because it’s not worth it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Avoid arguments with siblings, neighbors and relatives today, because they will become nasty. People want to be right and will fight to say that they are even if they aren’t. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes about possessions, money or earnings might arise today. You will be wise to postpone these discussions for another day. YOU BORN TODAY You are brave and courageous, yet

unassuming. You understand human nature and know how to work with others, but you can be blunt. You are very involved and at the center of things. You are good-natured. This year, a change might take place, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2005. It’s time to expand or promote yourself by trying your wings! Birthdate of: Cobie Smulders, actress; Jane Goodall, anthropologist. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Creston Radio Auction Block Auction starts 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5 & 12

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Please stop by merchants store to see these items listed.To bid, listen to Creston Radio, then call 3 C's Diner in Corning $20.00 certificates towards purchase 4-star seeDs 4-Star Seed Corn, 6d70 ZT Double Pro corn, 111 day with 5% refuse in bag. No rootworm in aDair County Fitness Center One year membership family membership aDams street Country LoDge One night stay at the lodge for one couple; One night stay at the bunk house for two people aFton Fitness Center Annual single person membership; 3 Month membership for family up to 4; 3 Month membership for couple a&g steakhouse anD Lounge $20.00 Certificates towards purchase in lounge or restaurant *No cash back aLL about Fun, LLC 4 Hour trip package in a Limo Bus ameriCan home Design Center $25.00 Certificates and a Holland Grill (Maverick) big boyz toyz B&W Turnover Ball Gooseneck Hitch-Installed; Remote starter for car or pickupInstalled; 25 ft 30 AMP RV Camper drop extension cord boLton Cabintry $600.00 Certificate towards custom kitchen cabinets bouLDer Designs by Winterstien ConstruCtion Your choice of Cyclone, Hawkeye, or Panther engraved boulders boyD appLianCe Center Black Maytag; Natural gas range with convection; Granite Grey Maytag high efficiency top load washer; Granite Grey electric Maytag dryer; Black Electrolux built in dishwasher; *All cords, delivery and installation is extra the Carpet store $250.00 Certificates towards flooring purchase: No cash back, must present coupon prior to purchase, not valid with other offers or discounts Coen's Furniture Charles Schneider loveseat; Aldrich/cinnamon colored: 59" long, 37" deep and 37" high; Charles Schneider chair: 35" long, 37" deep and 37" high CoLors FLoraL anD home DeCorating $25.00 Certificates towards anything in store, except tux rental Cook ViDeo anD appLianCe Maytag Electric Steam Dryer; Whirlpool Black, slide in Range; Whirlpool 19cu ft bottom freezer, French door, 29Wx67.5Tx32D-Black refrigerator; Amana Built in Dishwasher; Installation, cords, delivery, etc on all appliances will be an extra charge. Corning meat proCessing $10.00 Certificates towards purchase of retail cuts of meat; $50.00 Certificates to be applied towards cost of processing beef, lamb, pork only. N/A for deer Creston automotiVe Fuel system service, power steering service, transmission service (does not includes filter change), regular oil change, premium oil change (oil additive and up to 5 quarts of Motorcraft 5W20 or 5W30 and Motorcraft filter) Curtis heating anD CooLing Pro-Lab Radon Gas Test Kit CurVes in Creston One month of Curves Membership; Ten Tans eL ranChito $25.00 Certificates FiVe oaks stoCk Farms One stud fee, your choice of all the studs at Five Oaks Stock Farms FreDriCksen memoriaLs Black Polished Monument; 3' all polished black monument on a 4' base, complete with your choice of any of our stock laser etchings. Lettering includes family name on the front and back, and individual names and dates. Delivery and installation on a reinforced concrete foundation with a granite pad are all included. Full retail price of this monument including sales tax is $5,136.00. If the winning bidder would prefer a different style or size monument when you finalize the details of your purchase. garst seeD Corn 12-J11-3011A 112 day Artesian Corn, triple stack, dry weather corn. Call Clint at 641-344-5447 graphiC DispLays $25.00 Certificates towards framing only; No cash back, not valid with any other offer greenFieLD Lumber, Co Senco Brad Nailer; Weber grill handle lite; 20 AMP PA Amplifier; Giant Spot Lite; Miter Saw Stand hair house 32oz My Shampoo; Pedicure with Monica; Single color highlight; Cut, shampoo and air wave with Colleen; Manicure with Colleen; Acrylic nails with Colleen

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The following items will be sold on Saturday, April 5th at the times noted

8:30 Lenox Monument Service: Black Monument Cook Video & Appliance: Amana Built in Dishwasher (White) Greenfield Lumber: 20 AMP PA Amplifier

10:00 Coen Furniture: Charles Schneider love seat Creston Automotive: Transmission Service Trinity Salon and Day Spa: 30 minute massage

8:45 Johns Custom Shed: 8X12 Storage Shed with roll up door Lenox Hardware: $350 certificate for window blinds Creston Automotive: Premium Oil Change

10:15 Boyd Appliance Center: Maytag High Efficiency top load washer (granite grey) Greenfield Lumber: Miter saw stand Twin Oak Logs: Iowa Hawkeye Sign / ISU Sign

9:00 Seed Corn: Four Star seed corn from Ralph Lents Stine Corn: Bart Cline Gardst seed corn: Clint Travis

10:30 Boyd Appliance Center: Maytag Electric Dryer (granite grey) Upper Culinary Creations: One frozen meal per month for one year Warren Cultural Center: 2 tickets to Jason Brown

9:15 Cook Video & Appliance: 19 cubic foot Whirlpool refrigerator with bottom freezer (black) The Carpet Store: Cash certificates towards flooring Adams Street Country Lodge: 1 night stay at the lodge

10:45 Southern Prairie YMCA: Memberships

9:30 Pit Charger: 12 Month Supply Stalker Chevrolet: $250 certificates Rine Body Shop: $50 certificates 9:45 Boyd Appliance Center: Black Maytag Natural Gas Range with convection Weaver Meats: 1/4 Beef processing Lynam Lawn Care: Fall or Spring weed and feed for lawn for average lawn

11:00 American Home Design Center: Holland Maverick Grill Creston Automotive: Fuel System Service Colors Floral and Home Decorating: $25 cash certificates 11:15 Greenfield Lumber Company: Giant Spot Light Big Boyz Toyz: 25 ft 30 AMP RV extension Cord My Sisters Place: $25 certificates 11:30 Quality Glass: $50 certificates Creston Automotive: Regular Oil Change Weaver Meats: $50 Meat certificate

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We will record your bid and telephone number and sell to the highest bidder. After you have finished bidding on the items you are interested in, you should stop by Creston Radio to pay for the items and get your CERTIFICATES OF PURCHASE. Most merchandise is located in the consignors store.


Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Numbers Game


Games of 20+ points and 10+ assist games by Stephen Curry this year, tops in the NBA.


Impressive start for Creston girls track By SCOTT VICKER

Lexie Little ran a 2:38 split in the 4x800 relay, while Jami Sickels split 2:42 and Jessica Beatty split 2:43. Raegen Smith ran a strong 400-meter leg on the distance medley relay, running 1:06.6 for her leg. Little and Jami Sickels were both under 1:10 with their splits in the 4x400 relay, running 1:08.27 and 1:08.04, respectively. “The 4x8s were awesome,” Arnold said. “They did exactly what I wanted them to do. Every single girl was under their goal time or right there at it. I thought our 4x4s there were a lot of girls who ran great times.”

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National Digest

Jackson to ‘Skins WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DeSean Jackson free agency tour ended up being a short one. After only one visit with one team, Jackson has decided where he’s playing next season. The former Eagles receiver agreed to terms on a deal with the Redskins. Jackson’s agency, EAG Sports, confirmed the deal late Tuesday night. According to ESPN. com, Jackson’s deal with the Redskins is for three years. Jackson flew into Washington on Monday and had dinner with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen. After eating, Jackson spent the rest of Monday night hanging out with DeAngelo Hall and Pierre Garcon. All of the courting worked because by Tuesday night, Jackson decided he was going to stick around. Jackson will join the Redskins coming off of the best season of his sixyear career. The former second-round pick caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013. All three numbers were career-highs for Jackson.

‘Wojo’ hired MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Marquette found its replacement for Buzz Williams in Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching tree. The Golden Eagles introduced Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as their next men’s basketball coach Tuesday, with Krzyzewski’s long-time right-hand man saying he wants to follow his mentor’s lead while bringing his new program to similar heights. Krzyzewski “allowed me to understand just how fun and incredible the game of basketball is, but when used the right way, how it can change your life,” Wojciechowski said during his introductory news conference in Milwaukee. “I hope to do that here at Marquette.” University PresidentElect Michael Lovell called Wojciechowski, 37, “a winner on the court” who “has all the values that we expect at Marquette University.” He replaces Williams, who left for Virginia Tech last month after leading Marquette to a 139-69 record and five NCAA tournament appearances in six seasons. The Golden Eagles missed the tournament this year.

Curry connects DALLAS — Stephen Curry made a tiebreaking jumper in the final second of overtime, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 122-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. Curry finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 27 points, and Jermaine O’Neal added 20. Dallas had a threepoint lead until Thompson made a 3-point shot with 1:01 remaining in regulation. O’Neal blocked a Dallas shot with the game tied at 120, setting the stage for Curry’s winning move. He dribbled the ball to the left side of the court and hit from 20 feet.

Creston head girls track coach Clay Arnold came away impressed with his team’s performance here Tuesday at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet. The Panthers finished fourth in the team standings with 50 points. Glenwood won the meet with 132 points. “Saw a lot of things I wanted to see,” he said. “We’re deep in the 800 and deep in the 400s. We’ve got some good 1,500 girls. A lot of 200 girls to choose from. Very impressive times for it being in the mid-40s temperature wise and our first outdoor meet. I was very pleased with pretty much everything we did.”

Improvements CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER


Creston senior Olivia Nielsen unleashes a throw from the discus ring during Tuesday’s Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet. Nielsen recorded a new personal best on each of her four throws in the event, finishing ninth with her toss of 85-0.

One of the big highlights of the night for Arnold was the performance of senior Olivia Nielsen. Nielsen started the night with a new personal best in the discus throw and then stepped up, filling in on relay teams, replacing Chelcee Downing, who missed the meet with illness. “This was the best meet she’s had in her career,” Arnold said about Nielsen. “She was spectacular. She wasn’t originally down for any running events, but Chelcee Downing got sick, so we had to put her in there. She’s very capable. She ran some tremendous times. That was great.

“The best thing for her on the whole night was her discus was incredible. All four of her throws were PRs.” Nielsen finished ninth in the event with her throw of 85 feet. Another highlight for the Panthers came in the performances from the Mostek twins. Maria and Natalie squared off for the first time in a high school event in the 1,500 meter run and took M. Mostek

first and second, respectively. After sitting back for the first two laps, the Mostek twins moved to the front at the 700-meter mark, with Maria taking the lead. Natalie moved up onto Maria’s shoulder down the home stretch, but Maria outleaned Natalie at the line for the win in 5:24.04. Natalie ran 5:24.15. “Individual race of the night was the 1,500 with the twins going out and getting after it,” Arnold said. “Natalie’s first ever 1,500 and Maria is our school record holder and a two-time state qualifier in the event. As promised,

big-time race wire to wire. That kind of epitomizes the kind of competition we’re looking for from the girls.” Both Mostek twins also ran strong 800 meter legs in their respective relays, with Maria running a 2:29 split in the 4x800 relay to edge out G l e n wood for the win at the line and Natalie running 2:30 to an- N. Mostek chor the distance medley.

Arnold noted several other Panther athletes who improved on their performances from last year or from the Central College indoor meet earlier this spring. Amber Castillo claimed a new PR in the long jump, leaping 14 feet, 6.5 inches. Castillo also ran an 18.69 split in the shuttle hurdle relay. Nielsen ran a 32-second split on the distance medley relay. Josie Sickels, running just the second 400 of her career, improved her time by five seconds from the indoor meet, running a 1:10.63 split in the 4x400. Freshman Kristy Powers, running 3:00.46 for the open 800, made a big improvement from her time Please see GIRLS, page 9A

Panthers win three events at Woods to miss Masters H-10 Southern Division meet after back surgery By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

RED OAK — Despite having no entries in eight of the 18 events, Creston’s 18-member boys track team scored 49 points for third place in the Hawkeye 10 Southern Division Track Meet here Tuesday night. There was no Northern Division meet at Carroll because of cold weather. Glenwood dominated the meet with 140 points while Clarinda outscored Creston for second with 68. The Panthers finished ahead of Shenandoah and Red Oak. “We were the smallest team there,” Creston coach Pat Schlapia said. “Glenwood has 50 to 60 guys on their team, and the other three teams also have more people than we do. Considering the number of open events, coach (Steve) Birchard and myself were pleased with our scoring. We had a total of 12 placings in nine different events.” The Panthers scored with multiple entries in the 200 meters, 800 meters and 1,600 meters and had victories by Jay Wolfe in the 800, Brandon Phipps in the 1,600 Wolfe and the 4x800 relay. Phipps and Wolfe were joined in the 4x800 relay by Bryce Briley and Cooper McDermott. They won in 8:28.1, easily running past runner-up Glenwood in 8:53.23.

“Red Oak had a nice lead leg but we were able to pull away from him and Glenwood,” Schlapia said. “This was a good opener for us. Last year we set the school record at 8:10 and we were not at this time yet. They take the top 16 at the Drake Relays, and the cutoff is anywhere from 8:17 to 8:10, so we have five more chances to get that time down.” Other events targeted for Drake qualification are the open 800 meters, 3,200 meters, 1,600 meters and the 4x400 relay. Phipps won the 1,600 meters Tuesday in 4:44.48 a n d Schlapia said a time under 4:30 might be Phipps needed to qualify. Wolfe won Tuesday’s 800 meters in 2:03.05, which is already close to the expected range of 1:58 or 1:59 needed to get in. Neither Phipps nor McDermott ran the 3,200 meters Tuesday because it is the event preceding the 4x800, but Schlapia said he’d like to let them try during the qualification period on a night when the 4x800 isn’t loaded. That won’t be the case Friday at Winterset, however. State champion Pella is in the field of 16 schools, as are Mount Ayr and North Polk. All are expected to have powerful 4x800 relay units that could push each other toward Drake qualifying times. Schlapia said a time somewhere near 9:45 would probably be needed to get into the Drake Re-

lays in the 3,200. Phipps’ best career time is 9:41. The Panther 4x400 relay team of Bryce Briley, Maxx Walters, Phipps and Wolfe ran 3:38.72 for third place Tuesday and Schlapia said that group is capable of contending for a Drake spot in around 3:27 to 3:29. Walters had a good night Tuesday. He took t h i r d place in the 200 meters in 23.73, w h i l e W o l f e Walters was fifth in 23.90. Walters also placed fourth in the 400 in 54.32. McDermott placed fifth in the 800 in 2:15.91, fourth in the 1,600 meters in 4:57.1 as well as running a 2:09 leg on the 4x800. Briley had the fifth-best time in the 1,600 meters Tuesday in 5:02.39, but was unable to place because only two runners per team can figure in the scoring of an event. Along the lines of former Panther Collin Bevins, sophomore Seth Mailten placed in both the shot put and 100 meters. He was sixth in the 100 in 11.93 and fifth in the shot put at 39-05. Trevor Luther was second in the discus with a throw of 125-07. Evan Nielsen topped 100 feet for the first time, taking eighth at 101-11. The Panthers did not enter any sprint relays Tuesday, but had several runners in individual events. “We use this meet as a Please see BOYS, page 9A


Chicago Tribune

If Jack Nicklaus had played for the ‘72 Dolphins, he would have uncorked a bottle of champagne Tuesday. His record of 18 major championships once looked like a rest stop for Tiger Woods; now it’s more like scaling the Himalayas. But, really, no one celebrated the news that Woods would miss the Masters for the first time in his professional career. Golf’s biggest stage will not be the same without golf’s biggest draw. Even his detractors would rather see him play and fail than go on injured reserve. Woods conveyed the news on Twitter, writing: “Sad to say I’m missing the Masters. Thanks to the fans for so many kind wishes.” Some fans replied with #WorstAprilFoolsJoke. But back injuries are no joke. Woods has completed one fourround t o u r event this year af- Woods ter withdrawing from the Honda Classic a month ago and declining to enter the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He underwent microdiscectomy surgery Monday for a pinched nerve. The procedure, which took place in Park City, Utah, requires weeks of rest and rehabilitation that will sideline him until “sometime this summer,” according to his website.

Most believe he will miss at least three to four months, and ESPN golf analyst Paul Azinger tweeted: “This is as career threatening an injury as his knee.” The release quotes Woods as “absolutely optimistic about the future. There are a couple (of) records by two outstanding individuals and players that I hope one day to break. As I’ve said many times, Sam (Snead) and Jack (Nicklaus) reached their milestones over an entire career. I plan to have a lot of years left in mine.” Woods is 38 and has had four knee surgeries. He limped around on a fractured left leg at the 2008 U.S. Open, his last major victory. Neck inflammation knocked him out of the 2010 Players Championship. A left Achilles issue led to a withdrawal at Doral in 2012. Last year at the U.S. Open, a left elbow issue emerged. And then his back gave way late in the season. The world’s top-ranked golfer has been stuck on 14 majors since his SUV crashed into a fire hydrant and his world came crashing down. Since 2010, he has missed four cuts, withdrawn from four events and gone winless at the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA. He has won eight PGA Tour events since 2010 to get within three of Snead’s record 82. But only two men have won four or more majors after their 38th birthday — Ben Hogan (five) and Nicklaus (four). Woods playing at Augusta has been a tradition Please see TIGER, page 9A

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GIRLS: Continued from page 8A

in practice. The Panthers are set to return to action Thursday at the DeWitt Invitational hosted by Clarke. Events start at 5 p.m.

Hawkeye 10 Southern Division Meet Team standings — 1. Glenwood 132, 2. Shenandoah 86, 3. Clarinda 74, 4. Creston 50, 5. Red Oak 24. Discus — 1. Linnaea Konfrst, Glen, 104-10; 9. Olivia Nielsen, Creston, 85-0; 12. Marie Hood, Creston, 71-10. Shot put — 1. Jacy Embray, Glen, 37-03; 10. Marie Hood, Creston, 26-01; 14. Aleisha Larkin, Creston, 22-08. High jump — 1. Molly Dean, Glen, 4-10; 3. Natalie Mostek, Creston, 4-8; 4. Raegen Smith, Creston, 4-6. Long jump — 1. Sydney Nielsen, Shen, 16-05.5; 5. Amber Castillo, Creston, 14-06.5; 8. Sydney Suiter, Creston, 12-08.5. 3,000 meters — 1. Megan Hart, Shen, 12:26.52. 4 x 800 relay — 1. Creston

BOYS: (Jami Sickels, Jessica Beatty, Madison Callahan, Maria Mostek), 10:53.84; 4. Creston (Lexie Little, Rachel Shepherd, Monica Powers, Angela Drey), 11:24.93. Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Glenwood, 1:10.61; 4. Creston (Amber Castillo, Leah Schuler, Nicole Haley, Brooke Thelen), 1:23.20. 100 meters — 1. Courtney Magnussen, Glen, 13.23; 7. Jessica Drey, Creston, 15.76. Distance medley relay — 1. Creston (Josie Sickels, Olivia Nielsen, Raegen Smith, Natalie Mostek), 4:40.30. 400 meters — 1. Kate Walker, Red Oak, 1:04.85; 8. Madison Callahan, Creston, 1:12.68. 4 x 200 relay — 1. Clarinda, 1:54.65; 2. Creston (Josie Sickels, Sydney Suiter, Madison Hance, Olivia Nielsen), 2:06.43; 5. Creston (Rachel Shepherd, Marie Hood, Aleisha Larkin, Jessica Drey), 2:08.55. 100 hurdles — 1. Miranda Ruth, Glen, 17.03; 3. Amber Castillo, Creston, 18.27; 4. Lexie Little, Creston, 18.52; 6. Madison Hance, Creston, 18.61; 13. Nicole Haley, Creston, 21.27; 14. Leah Schuler, Creston, 21.39; 15. Angela Drey, Creston, 21.67;

20. Brooke Thelen, Creston, 23.09. 800 meters — 1. Kate Walker, Red Oak, 2:40.15; 7. Kristy Powers, Creston, 3:00.46. 200 meters — 1. Courtney Magnussen, Glen, 28.01. 400 hurdles — 1. Sydney Nielsen, Shen, 1:11.40; 4. Madison Hance, Creston, 1:23.42; 5. Nicole Haley, Creston, 1:27.36. Sprint medley relay — 1. Clarinda, 2:04.27; 4. Creston (Jami Sickels, Sydney Suiter, Jessica Beatty, Amber Castillo), 2:07.93; 7. Creston (Aleisha Larkin, Jessica Drey, Brooke Thelen, Madison Callahan), 2:20.07. 1,500 meters — 1. Maria Mostek, Creston, 5:24.04; 2. Natalie Mostek, Creston, 5:24.15; 6. Monica Powers, Creston, 6:07.02; 11. Angela Drey, Creston, 6:30.15. 4 x 100 relay — 1. Glenwood, South Central Iowa Regional E911 53.19; 5. Creston (Sydney Board Minutes Suiter, Jessica Drey, Marie March 26, 2014 Hood, Leah was Schuler), 1:00.41. The meeting called to order at 7:00 4 x 400 relay — Red p.m. by Denny Denton, Chair.1. Other Oak, 4:35.04; 4. Creston (Jami members present were Beige Feinhage, Paul Welch,Jessica Shirley Jackson, Karen BenSickels, Beatty, Rachel son, Jo Duckworth, Ronda Russell, Phyllis Shepherd, Madison Hance), Mullen, Angela Henry, Steve Shelly, and 4:42.78; 5. Creston (Lexie Little, Stephen Patterson. Also present were Lyn Josie Sickels, Raegen Smith, Hansen (Hansen's M & M Services), Nicole Haley), 4:47.05. Cindy Sorum (Racom), and Joni Walston

(SCI Administrator). The minutes were reviewed by the Board. Motion by Welch to approve the minutes as presented. Second by Russell. All ayes. The financial and activity reports were reviewed. Walston explained that the computer program didn't note she had failed to enter a check. Consequently, the deposit was short and a $58.00 insufficient funds balance occurred. The bills were also reviewed. Motion by Duckworth to approve the bills as presented. Second by Mullen. All ayes. Hansen presented her written report. She reported that the zoom feature when calls appear has been adjusted in all counties as requested. Board members indicated this was an improvement. Blockton and Winterset have received the annual city maps. The update was done on March 17 with no problems. The data base is being rechecked for errors and those found turned over to Walston for researching. Hansen reminded Board members that if errors on Google locations are reported to let her know. She can get such errors corrected through Google mapping. Patterson indicated this has been helpful several times in Guthrie Co. Shelley noted that he had done some research on the Adair Co. problem noted in Hansen's written report. He has some new information and will share that with Hansen which may get at least one address correction done. Walston reported that all seven PSAP annual financial reports are in the hands of the State E911 staff. The State wants these sent in individually by the PSAPs rather than Walston compiling them. She has sent SCI's by-laws and budget so SCI has met the requirements for this year's wireless surcharge money. Homeland Security is looking at providing free message services (such as Code Red, school closings, etc.) Statewide thru State funds. State Emergency Mgmt. Directors like this as it would eliminate County payments to Code Red, etc. Duckworth indicated about 2/3 of the counties have some type of service at a cost of approx. $600,000. The State-wide system would only be about $400,000. The key is to maintain individual county CNA photo by SCOTT VICKER hasrelay this funding in control. The Governor Creston junior Nicole Haley glides over a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle here the current budget proposal. The consenTuesday at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet. finished sus of theThe BoardPanthers was to favor this idea. Walston also reported that beginning fourth in the event with their time of 1:23.20. July 1 the State will be able to provide roughly $100,000 grants to PSAPs for 911 upgrade work. Duckworth suggested SCI might work on replacing recorders. This is a no-match program. The Intrado/Century Link data base split is getting pretty heated but it only affects three states. SCI now has its selective routers thru Century Link with a South Central Iowa Regional E911 choice required at some point. The key is Board Minutes for SCI to be sure the contract includes March 26, 2014 The meeting was called to order at 7:00 SCI maintaining its own data base. AT&T p.m. by Denny Denton, Chair. Other will be doing test calls next week. Walston had reviewed the SCI Bymembers present were Beige Feinhage, Paul Welch, Shirley Jackson, Karen Ben- Laws and there was only one correction son, Jo Duckworth, Ronda Russell, Phyllis needed: the meeting date is wrong. MoMullen, Angela Henry, Steve Shelly, and tion by Duckworth to correct the By-Laws Stephen Patterson. Also present were Lyn to read that meetings will be held on the Hansen (Hansen's M & M Services), 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 Cindy Sorum (Racom), and Joni Walston p.m. Second by Shelley. All ayes. Walston will provide a copy of the By-Laws to (SCI Administrator). The minutes were reviewed by the all members with the change. Walston saw no changes needed in the Board. Motion by Welch to approve the minutes as presented. Second by Russell. Articles. However, at the last meeting it was suggested a section needed to be All ayes. The financial and activity reports were added regarding a penalty for a county not THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT reviewed. Walston explained that the submitting the State-mandated annual fiUNION COUNTY computer program didn't note she had nancial report since it would result in a IN THE MATTER OF failed to enter a check. Consequently, the loss of revenue to SCI. The following adTHE ESTATE OF deposit was short and a $58.00 insufficient dition was suggested: IRENE M. SMITH OSBORN, Deceased. The Iowa Code, Section 34A.7A, 2013 funds balance occurred. The bills were Probate No. ESPR015646 also reviewed. Motion by Duckworth to requires that all Public Safety Answering NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF approve the bills as presented. Second by Points (PSAPs) file an annual financial reAPPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND port to the State E911 Director. Failure to Mullen. All ayes. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Hansen presented her written report. file this report results in a loss of funds for To All Persons Interested in the Estate of IRENE M SMITH OSBORN, De- She reported that the zoom feature when that PSAP and thus a decrease to the revceased, who died on or about December calls appear has been adjusted in all coun- enue from the wireless surcharge to SCI. ties as requested. Board members indicat- Any PSAP failing to provide the financial 10, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the ed this was an improvement. Blockton report to the State E911 Director and a 19th day of March, 2014, the last will and and Winterset have received the annual copy to the SCI Database Administrator testament of IRENE M. SMITH OS- city maps. The update was done on March shall result in said County being responsiBORN, deceased, bearing date of the 11th 17 with no problems. The data base is be- ble for payment of this surcharge revenue day of April, 2007, was admitted to pro- ing rechecked for errors and those found loss to SCI within 60 days of notification. After discussion, it was decided it bate in the above named court and that turned over to Walston for researching. Hansen reminded Board members that should be a new section D under Article Dee Anne Warren, Bruce D. Smith and Martha K. Crill were appointed Co-Execu- if errors on Google locations are reported VII. Shelley brought up the concern that tors of the estate. Any action to set aside to let her know. She can get such errors since this is a 28E entity the various counthe will must be brought in the district corrected through Google mapping. Pat- ty boards of supervisors should be aware court of said county within the later to oc- terson indicated this has been helpful sev- of this change as it impacts their financial status. After discussion, it was the concur of four months from the date of the eral times in Guthrie Co. Shelley noted that he had done some sensus of the Board that each county second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this no- research on the Adair Co. problem noted should have its respective Supervisor's tice to all heirs of the decedent and de- in Hansen's written report. He has some Board pass a motion to accept this new visees under the will whose identities are new information and will share that with Article section. Then at the next SCI reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be Hansen which may get at least one address meeting those members pre-sent can vote on and sign the amended Articles. correction done. forever barred. Motion by Mullen to present this new Walston reported that all seven PSAP Notice is further given that all persons Article section VII.d to each Board of Suannual financial reports are in the hands of indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the under- the State E911 staff. The State wants pervisors for acceptance prior to the next signed, and creditors having claims these sent in individually by the PSAPs SCI regular meeting. Second by Shelley. against the estate shall file them with the rather than Walston compiling them. She All ayes. Sorum then gave the Racom report as clerk of the above named district court, as has sent SCI's by-laws and budget so SCI provided by law, duly authenticated, for has met the requirements for this year's Holmes could not be available. Zetron is talking with all counties regarding SIP allowance, and unless so filed by the later wireless surcharge money. Homeland Security is looking at pro- phones and updating. Taylor is likely the to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month viding free message services (such as only one to do so depending on informafrom the date of mailing of this notice (un- Code Red, school closings, etc.) Statewide tion from Zetron. Sorum recommended less otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thru State funds. State Emergency Mgmt. that Clarke Co. not do this as it is a remote Directors like this as it would eliminate and if the 911 connection went down there thereafter forever barred. would also be no admin lines working. County payments to Code Red, etc. Dated this 20th day of March, 2014. Several counties including Guthrie, Duckworth indicated about 2/3 of the Dee Anne Warren, Co- Executor Adair, and Union are interested in keeping counties have some type of service at a 13150 Ashleaf Drive, the two-phone arrangement. This brought cost of approx. $600,000. The State-wide Clive IA 50325 Martha K. Crill, Co-Executor system would only be about $400,000. up Racom's offer of $10,000 off the The key is to maintain individual county $60,000 total and how this would be han1545 Notchwood Ave., Corning, IA 50841 control. The Governor has this funding in dled if some want to do the conversion latBruce D. Smith, Co-Executor the current budget proposal. The consen- er. It was left that Sorum will discuss this further and the intent would be to make a 423 Stampede Circle sus of the Board was to favor this idea. Walston also reported that beginning decision at the next meeting. Sorum was Cheyenne, WY 82009 July 1 the State will be able to provide sure that some accommodation could be Arnold O. Kenyon, III roughly $100,000 grants to PSAPs for 911 made with counties making the switch at a ICIS PIN No: AT0004182 upgrade work. Duckworth suggested SCI later date. Attorney for Executor Shelley left at this point in the meeting. might work on replacing recorders. This Firm Name: Kenyon & Nielsen, P.C. Sorum then discussed CLIPS. It is now is a no-match program. Address: 211 N. Maple Street The Intrado/Century Link data base a problem that some of the technicians are Creston, IA 50801 not certified to work on the State system. split is getting pretty heated but it only afDate of second publication: Apr. 14, 2014 fects three states. SCI now has its selec- Denton and Henry had a conference call tive routers thru Century Link with a with CLIPS. Sorum will continue to work South Central Iowa Regional E911 choice required at some point. The key is on getting this issue resolved. Board Minutes The Board discussed setting the pay for for SCI to be sure the contract includes March 26, 2014 The meeting was called to order at 7:00 SCI maintaining its own data base. AT&T the new Administrator. Taylor County needs Board minutes that reflect the start p.m. by Denny Denton, Chair. Other will be doing test calls next week. Walston had reviewed the SCI By- date and salary. Motion by Mullen to set members present were Beige Feinhage, Paul Welch, Shirley Jackson, Karen Ben- Laws and there was only one correction the starting salary for Diane Sefrit at son, Jo Duckworth, Ronda Russell, Phyllis needed: the meeting date is wrong. Mo- $33,000 annually with a six-month probaMullen, Angela Henry, Steve Shelly, and tion by Duckworth to correct the By-Laws tionary period with possible salary inStephen Patterson. Also present were Lyn to read that meetings will be held on the crease based upon evaluation. EmployHansen (Hansen's M & M Services), 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 ment to begin March 31, 2014. Second by Cindy Sorum (Racom), and Joni Walston p.m. Second by Shelley. All ayes. Wal- Benson. All ayes. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 ston will provide a copy of the By-Laws to (SCI Administrator). p.m. The minutes were reviewed by the all members with the change. Stephen Patterson Walston saw no changes needed in the Board. Motion by Welch to approve the Secretary minutes as presented. Second by Russell. Articles. However, at the last meeting it was suggested a section needed to be All ayes.

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time trial to get some times in the 100s and 200s,” Schlapia said. “Now we can set up things up for Friday. With our limited numbers this year, we kind of have to pick and choose which relays to run from meet to meet.”

Hawkeye 10 Boys Southern Division Team standings — 1. Glenwood 140; 2. Clarinda 68; 3. Creston 49; 4. Shenandoah 45; 5. Red Oak 34. Discus — 1. Trent Aldrich, Clarinda, 130-04; 2. Trevor Luther, Creston, 125-07; 8. Evan Nielsen, Creston, 101-11; 13. Cody Tanner, Creston, 91-07; 14. Seth Maitlen, Creston, 89-09. Shot put — 1. Trent Aldrich, Clarinda, 46-00.75; 5. Seth Maitlen, Creston, 39-05; 12. Trevor Luther, Creston, 33-09.25; 14. Cody Tanner, Creston, 33-04; 15. Evan Nielsen, Creston, 32-06.75

High jump — 1. Noah Bix, Clarinda, 5-10; 7. Chris Foster, Creston, 5-2. Long jump — 1. J.J. Clark, Clarinda, 18-05. 3,200 meters — 1. Logan LaRette, Red Oak, 10:53.17. 4 x 800 relay — 1. Creston (Bryce Briley, Cooper McDermott, Brandon Phipps, Jay Wolfe), 8:28.1. Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Glenwood, 1:02.59. 100 meters — 1. Josh Lee, Glenwood, 11.33; 6. Seth Maitlen, Creston, 11.93; 12. Chris Foster, Creston, 12.49; 13. Alex Tamerius, Creston, 12.53; 15. Trevor Luther, Creston, 12.71; 28. Nathan Cox, Creston, 15.03; 23. Evan Nielsen, Creston, 13.34; 26. Travis Purdy, Creston, 14.21; 27. Elijah Johnson, Creston, 14.81; 30. Cody Tanner, Creston, 16.43. 400 meters — 1. James Fuller, Glenwood, 50.10; 4. Maxx Walters, Creston, 54.32; 12. Nick Walsh, Creston, 1:00.67; 14. Brody Frain, Creston, 1:02.71; 16. Tyler Peters, Creston, 1:07.95. 4 x 200 relay — 1. Glenwood, 1:34.04.

1,600 meters — 1. Brandon Phipps, Creston, 4:44.48; 4. Cooper McDermott, Creston, 4:57.11; 5. Bryce Briley, Creston, 5:02.39; 14. Brody Frain, Creston, 5:44.91. 110 high hurdles — 1. Dane Kruse, Glenwood, 15.35. 200 meters — 1. Sam Kroepel, Shen, 23.25; 3. Maxx Walters, Creston, 23.73; 5. Jay Wolfe, Creston, 23.90; 12. Seth Maitlen, Creston, 25.45; 13. Alex Tamerius, Creston, 25.50; 15. Chris Foster, Creston, 26.02; 16. Trevor Luther, Creston, 26.27; 28. Nathan Cox, Creston, 32.76. 400 low hurdles — 1. Brady Wheeler, Glenwood, 58.26. 1,600 medley relay — 1. Shenandoah, 3:55.31. 800 meters — 1. Jay Wolfe, Creston, 2:03.05; 6. Cooper McDermott, Creston, 2:15.91; 11. Nick Walsh, Creston, 2:26.29; 14. Brody Frain, Creston, 2:32.40; 17. Tyler Peters, Creston, 2:50.01. 4 x 100 relay — 1. Glenwood, 45.68. 4 x 400 relay — 1. Glenwood, 3:35.02; 3. Creston (Bryce Briley, Maxx Walters, Brandon Phipps, Jay Wolfe), 3:38.72.

Sports briefs Academic Achievement The Creston girls basketball team received the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Distinguished Academic Achievement award. This award is given to teams that have a team GPA of between 3.25 and 4.0. The Murray Mustangs and Murray Lady Mustangs were not only successful on the court this past season,

with a 17-7 and 20-3 record, respectively, but they also excelled in the classroom. The boys basketball team had a combined GPA of 3.193 and qualified for the Excellence in Academic Achievement award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The girls basketball team had a combined GPA of 3.800 and qualified for the Distinguished Academic

Achievement award from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. These awards include all players and managers on the teams. It was the highest GPA the girls basketball team has ever had.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 • 10 AM Sale Location: Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Ag Center building site on campus, 1545 Green Valley Road, Creston, IA (NW part of town and north of the YMCA) Climate controlled building with seating available. The Loudons have collected for many years driving a distance to purchase RS Prussia, Depression era glassware and more. Come expecting a quality offering of RS Prussia, Depression Glass and much more!

RS PRuSSia: (40) M/L pieces to include bowls, plates, etc. Most with red mark. Depression Glass: Pink Depression Oyster & Pearl (Huge bowl, large serving tray, CSS & 3 other pieces) Red Oyster & Pearl: large bowl, large serving tray, CSS and 4 other pcs. Pink Depression adam Pattern: (60) pcs. M/L Sherberts, tumblers, cake plates, 2 grill plates, salad and dinner plates, ashtray, cr & sugar, S&P, Ch’s divided relish, serving bowl, etc. Other pink depression items. Green Depression Cloverleaf (3 shelves full) tumblers, sherberts, cup & saucer, S&P cr & sugar, grill plates, reg. plates, cereal & serving bowls (set of 8 + extra pcs.) Black Clover Leaf - several pcs. of. Bavaria Germany 12 place setting of Rose Floral pattern with gold edge; Rose Point by Cambridge elegant glassware to include stemware, CHS, bowls, S&P, lg. pitcher, serving pcs., footed glasses, vases (70+ pcs); Several pcs of Moonstone; Hobnail; set of 20+ go with pieces; 50+ hand painted plates; misc. HP bowls; pink depression cookie or cracker jar; pink depression cream & sugar, CHs, goblets; salad plates; mayo with ladle and under plate, lg. Bowl, 2 handled cake plates, S&P; Czech Moresque Pattern dishes, plates, cups and saucers, fruit bowls, platter and veg bowl; Johann Haviland Bavaria Germany 12 place setting of rose pattern dishes; Myotts Bouquet Staffordshire England dishes svc for 12; Nippon & Silesia footed bowls; china tea set; green glass shoe; TWA mark 2 cups & 2 small plates; lg. red ruby bowl and many other various collector plates & bowls; Blue glass basket (S Mark); fancy fluted blue HP bowl; Fenton red glass basket; collector glass antique books. MiSC. antiQueS & CoLLeCtiBLeS: (50) M/L collector bells; amber base with clear handle glass basket; Beef Steak Tomatoes cookie jar; small blue band crock; sev. mini glass pop bottles, Pepsi, 7UP, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Crown Cola; cat, bluebird and many other figurines; eye wash; mini Japan bird mustard? Jar and Germany Egg (both with spoons); Desert Brand water bag; Polk Co. Fed Savings and Loan Assn 7th & High St., DSM, IA pig bank; Churchill Downs 100th Anniversary Kentucky Derby Beam decanter; reliable hard plastic Canadian Royal mountie figurine; MANOIL 50 military cyclist figurine; 4 qt. Cider press; clear kero lamp; wall bracket lamp with reflector; 4 pr. New old stock child’s cotton socks; Sadler England teapot; Nehi pop bottle; Hoppys Favorite quart milk bottle (Northland); Bordens Elsie the cow qt. milk bottle; Flynn ½ pt. Bottle; jar of marbles (some shooters); few pocket knives and belt buckles; box of various husking pegs; 20/30 M/L bags of costume & other jewelry (rings, watches, bracelets & more); Hull Art (2 vases 15-6 ¼, candle holders 27-4, cream & sugar 24-3 ¼); (16) Knowles 1985 bird collector plates; Mr. Peanut pencil; fancy beaded purse; Elgin gold? pocket watch 4988299; old records toyS to inCLuDe: (1/16 scale- no boxes) Farmall F20, Farmall A, Farmall H, Farmall MTA, Farmall F20, most are Franklin Mint Precision models; small 1941 Teddy Bear; 1966 Teddy Bear; Hereford Cattle western scene pic in frame; set of 60 Zane Grey hardback books; yard long pic of roses (no frame) & small Roseville planter; Roseville 57-6” orchid; old books & more. DuCk DeCoy, WaGon teaMS: 20 Duck Decoy Collectible with names to include: Big Sky Carvers, Ducks Unlimited 85/86, 86/87 Pintail, Lacroix 88/89, Wabash Buffalo head 86/87 sp. edition, also wildlife pics; 6 goose HP plates; ox & team covered wagon handmade set; (2) sets of horses (team with covered wagon); wood rocking horse; Rosemary Millette Mallards at Meyer Lake 103/200 artist print. CoLLeCtoR FuRnituRe iteMS: Oak triple curved back & front china cabinet; oak china cabinet flat front with curved sides with beveled back mirror and lamp shelves, ornate; hall table; stand table; 6 drawer vanity with mirror (square brand Burlington Iowa) BeeR LiGHtS: Neon older to include: Lite Beer, Coors on Tap, Michelob Dry, 1 other newer Pabst on Tap (black plastic) MoDeRn FuRnituRe & HouSeHoLD GooDS: Style mark bedroom set to include double bed complete on hollywood frame with headboard, 7 drawer dresser with mirror and 5 drawer chest; maple full size bed ad 2 chest of drawers; marble top table; end tables; oak 8 drawer jewelry armoire; computer desk; (1) match piece; oak china cabinet with glass shelves and mirrored back; Oreck XLII upright vac.; Hoover Wind Tunnel upright vac; NIB Oreck iron; small appliances; dishes, pots, pans, kitchenware; silverware; fans; 19” Sharp flat screen color TV; Pyrex; Corningware; 3 step ladder; round oak side table; cedar chest; oak entertainment center; desk; oak shelf; oil pump station; 2 steel chairs; misc. tires and more. teRMS: Cash/Good Check with photo ID if unknown by the Auction team. Lunch on grounds, restroom available. auCtioneeR note: Come expecting an exceptionally nice offering of RS Prussia, Depression era glassware, Collectibles and more.

Bob, Jo & Tim Loudon, Sellers 641-344-6347 for info.

Auction conducted by: West & Frey Auctioneers Creston Iowa & Creston Livestock Auction Services Darwin West 641-344-1958; Tom Frey 641-344-5082; Todd Crill 712-621-1453; Steve Bergren 712-789-0847 Sale Clerks: June West, Leisa Frey. Ringman Vern Blazek SWCC is a smoke free campus ~ NO SMOKING ON GROUNDS.

Go to for complete sale bill and photos

Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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McDonald’s Creston 608 Wyoming Avenue Creston, IA 50801 Apply online at:

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


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ESTATE AucTion Furniture, Collectables, Gun Safe and Guns, Riding Lawn Mower, Vehicles, Trailers, & Machinery sells approx. 12:30; Tools sell approx. 10:00 a.m.

Contact Sandy Allison Creston News Advertiser, 641-782-2141 x222

Kretzinger Auction Building - Corning, IA.

BLUE BATHROOM toilet stool, new insides in tank, $25.00 OBO, 641782-5992.

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

Neal and Evelyn Brown Estate & others

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.

RED BROOM AND DUST PAN, $3.00; small blue plastic kitty litter box, good shape, $3.00; set of 29 markers, $2.00, 641-782-6144. TOSHIBA TheaterWide 61” analog rear-projection television, works, $50.00, 641-782-4582. Cash, Cows, Corn, Cars- You’ll find them all in Classified Ads. 782-2141.

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. To fill out an application stop by 602 E. Van Buren, Lenox IA from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm or call 641-333-4518 for more information.

Auctioneers: Jack Kretzinger 712-621-0135 Dan Kretzinger 712-621-9400; Tony Douglas 712-621-0958.

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HWY. 34 • CRESTON, IA • 641-782-5014 Locally owned & operated by Bill & Janet Hayes since 1980

LAND AUCTION 77 acres in Adams County

Land Location: 8 miles west of Creston in Section 10 of Union Township. General Description: 77 acres more or less in Adams County, Iowa. leGal Description The West Half of the Northwest Quarter (W½NW¼) in Section Ten (10), Township Seventy-two (72) North, Range Thirty –two (32), West of the 5th P.M., in Adams County, Iowa, or as per abstract. Available to farm March 1, 2015; subject to crop-share lease and cash rent lease for 2014 crop year csr: 49.2 net taxes: $376.00 and $522.00 terms: Cash, Ten percent (10%) down payment after acceptance of bid with balance due at closing on or before June 6, 2014. Sale is not subject to buyer obtaining financing. Sale is subject to court approval. methoD of sale: Sealed bids will be received until noon on April 25, 2014, at Harvey Law Office, 109 W. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa. Those submitting highest sealed bids will be invited to a private auction 10 a.m. May 1, 2014, at Harvey Law Office, at which time the successful buyer will sign a real estate contract containing the full terms of sale. Ten (10%) percent of the purchase price shall be paid upon execution of the contract and the balance of the purchase price will be due before June 6, 2014, upon presentation of abstract showing marketable title and delivery of Court Officer Deed. SELLERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS. *Announcements on the day of sale shall take precedence over any written advertising material. This sale is subject to the approval of the Iowa District Court for Union County. This sale is subject to a crop-share lease and cash rent lease for 2014 crop year.


Executor of the Estate is Patricia Mullin Buyers shall do their own research as to farming practices and tillable acres available. Typically the North ½ has been for tillable crop acres and the south ½ has been for pasture. Sellers make no warranty as to ground quality and productivity. For bid forms, proposed contract and additional information on the real estate, contact: Harvey Law Office, Loretta L. Harvey, Attorney at Law, 109 W. Montgomery Street, P.O. Box 85, Creston, Iowa 50801; phone (641) 782-7051; fax (641) 782-7053; email:

in Greenfield

Deliver Monday-Friday

Assemblers, Fabricators, and Welders.

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


Sunday, April 6 • 9:00 a.m.

2001 CHEVY S10 pickup 6 ft bedliner, $50.00, 641-782-6720.

CHINA, PLACE SETTING for 10, $30.00; 33 records $10.00; green 7Up jug that came from the old Coke plant, $20.00; 641-344-5892.

Earn Extra Cash!! Drivers NeeDeD

Attn: Stan Brown, Brown Bear Corporation, PO Box 29, Corning, IA 50841, Ph. 641-322-4220, Fax 641-322-3527 or email

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Computer Repair

Siding & Windows

BUILTNETWORkS, 805 Wyoming Ave, Creston, IA, 641-782-4765, Computer sales, repair, networking. Over 25 years experience. PC & Mac.

GAULE EXTERIORS Steel and vinyl siding, replacement windows and seamless guttering. Quality craftsmanship, over a decade of professional service in Southwest SpROUSE COMpUTER SOLU- Iowa. 641-782-0905. TIONS. 120 N. Main, Lenox, 641-780-5760 12 years experience. Reasonable & Quality PC WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning repair and tutoring. and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ Glass years in Creston. I sell, service and QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, install, for no-pressure estimate call home, business and farm. Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or Commercial lock service and 641-344-5523. trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in Creston 641-782-5155 BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Home Improvements Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of & Repairs the Revere Premium Renovator Award. ELECTRICAL. John Brennan. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of continuous Licensed. 641-782-3795. reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-322-5160 Plumber or 1-800-245-0337. 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.

Storage ShARp’S SELf-STORAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial park, Creston, 641-782-6227.

Country Estate Household, Collectibles, Vehicles, Farm Machinery & More


Saturday, April 5, 2014 • 10 a.m. Location from Creston, Iowa: (Greater Regional Medical Center) on Hwy. 25, 7 miles NW on Hwy. 25 to 110th St.(1406 110th St.) then 1 mile east on H20. From Orient, Iowa: 4 miles south on Hwy. 25, 1 mile east on 110th or H20. Sale Order: Tools & Misc first at 10:00 a.m. followed by household goods and collectibles; tractor, vehicles and machinery at 1 p.m.

LaWN TRaCTORS: 2006 Cub Cadet Commercial Zero Turn lawn Mower with 25

HP Kawaski motor, 60 inch deck, 196 hours; White ZT 2250 lawn mower with 27 HP B&S motor, 50 inch deck, 551 hours. CaSE IH FaRMaLL TRaCTOR aNd MaCHINERy: 2008 Farmall Case IH DX 40 diesel tractor, 3 speed powershift trans; MFWD, cab, 410 hours, 3 PT, quick hitch; 17-5-24 rear rubber with LX 350 loader with 6 ft bucket, 40 HP, nice. Set of Vernig pallet forks 3000# cap to sell separately; 8 ft. New Vernig loader bucket to sell separately; IH and Homemade 6 prong front MT mover for large square bales of hay, loading and unloading; category III Quick Tach, hitch; tractor front boom; Rhino BX 72 6 ft. 3 PT box scraper; 500 gallon fuel barrel with electric pump; (4) bw 526 front suitcase weights. VEHICLES: 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 1/2 Ton Pickup with 5.7 Hemi, extended cab, 4 door Laramie pkg., 4,325 actual miles, leather, olive green in color, ram running board, bugscreen, linex bed liner, Vin No. DS 566526, like new. 2008 Dodge Durango Limited SUV, 3 seats, 5.7 Hemi, 40,900 actual miles, loaded, red with gray leather interior, heated seats, AWD, Vin No. 87101901 aNTIquES & COLLECTIbLES: 1981 Union County History Book; 1930 Yearbook of Agriculture book; How To Do Things (The Farm Journal Book); CR 1913 The Veterinarian Book; other books of all kinds; pot metal Indian on horse; 2 hereford bull banks (1 small); several GES Glass colored eggs (1990’s); sedona pottery; sand art vase; 3 sandcast raccoon figurines; stone art picture of farmland wall hanging; several SW art vases; many knick knacks, figurines; 9 precious moments figurines; 20 m/l Mothers Day plates; Enesco teddy bears; Bavaria, Germany and other hand painted plates; lap coffee grinder; Alfred Meakin England pitcher and bowl; nice small ink well; tea and salt and pepper cabinet jars; 2 white fluted vases & covered dish; 20 m/l knowles wildlife plates; Germany shaving mug; Old Spice shaving mug and brush; Westmoreland green glass compote; sugar and covered dishes; Kenton brand penny cast iron bank; carnival glass vase; glass basket; Red Wing 10 & 15 gallon crocks; western 20 gallon crock with crack; 5 gallon brown jug with damage; Aladdin green kero lamp; clearglass kero lamp; finger lamp; Aladdin rayo lamp with nice shade; gas lamp with fancy milk glass shade; fancy oak pressed back rocker with upper seat and back (material has cat figures) believe to be 150 years old; Wait until Dark by Michael Sieve Wildlife print in frame; Singer oak treadle sewing machine; SW art wood and metal wall mirror (leather and sterling silver); perfection kero heater; globe; tall bubble thermometer; Shirley Temple pitcher; 2 pair of old eye glasses; small blue crock pitcher; Lone Wolf picture in frame (looking to the right); (4) Zippo and other cigarette lighters; old car manuals; 1965 Schildberg Construction calendar; IH Blue Ribbon Servicemans hand book; large US wall map in frame; Red Wing 3 gallon crock; Red Wing 1 gallon (cracked); Western 2 gallon crock; Victor steel safe, 18x30x18 (no combination); 2 crock jugs; brown 5 gallon crock with damage. MOdERN FuRNITuRE & HOuSEHOLd GOOdS: Pair of burnt oak color occasional chairs (1 with ottoman); 3 cushion SW theme sofa with throw pillows; 2 end tables; 2 magazine racks; 2 drawer metal file cabinet; 4 piece blonde in color bedroom set (queen size bed on hollywood frame with bookcase headboard); 4 drawer chest; 6 drawer dresser with beveled mirror and 1 other matching piece; 4 piece bedroom set to include: queen size bed on hospital bed frame with headboard, 9 drawer dresser with mirror, 5 drawer chest; 2 drawer nitestand - darkwood; Electrolux tank type vacuum; towels; bedding; oak glider rocker; Lazy Boy brown recliner; Panasonic AM/FM Cassette/radio; cassettes; & CDs; Edison & Frigidaire dehumidifiers; stand fan; 2011 LG flat screen color TV 42 inch plasma; Danyang wheel chair (like new); hall tree; Amana Radarrange microwave; office roller chair; small paper shredder; cherry wood grandfather clock (Gordon Bolton made in 1974); wicker planter; Pfaltzgraff Sedona pattern plates (SW theme); Corningware & Pyrex dishes; crockpot; silverware; other dishes and glassware; small appliances; hammered aluminum casserole carrier; Pinnacle electric stairway lift (10 inch rail); Sentry 1330 combination safe; 4 or 5 older refrigerators (may work, used storage); 10-15 gallon fish aquarium; 3 GP air purifiers. Tools & Misc. - Outdoor Items: Ken Davis Winpower alternator/generator, 2500 KW, PTO, set up F/ 3 pt. hitch; IH tool box on castors (3 drawers with storage below); Craftsman 16 gal. shop vac; 4’ Louisville fiberglass step ladder; 6 ft. wood step ladder; 6 wagons (3 are matching plastic type & 3 others); 3 wheel garden cart; 2 AZ concrete birdbaths; 2 outdoor water fountains; small Case IH red small yard windmill; IH girl on slab figurine with fountain; several galvanized, chicken feeders; 2 burn barrels; (3) 5 gallon buckets of used oil; (4) used Michelin LX 265/70/R17 tires (off of Lincoln Mountaineer); several metal shelf stands; Black and Decker 8 inch disc grinder; FM radio transmitter for tractor setup; heavy duty 4 1/2 ft x 4 1/2 ft welding table with 8 inch vise; ratchet tie down/comealong; large shop stand fan; 3 magnetic welding squares; oil drain pan and barrel; 10 ft. Fiberglass step ladder; 24 foot aluminum extension ladder; 16 ft Fiberglass extension ladder; 6 ft. wood ladder; (2) push brooms; large 4 shelf 8 ft. storage unit; monkey or crescent wrenches; 3 bottle jacks; all types hydraulic hose fittings; welding rod (large quantity of ); gas cans; nuts, bolts, washers; fuel additives; several log chains; bar clamps; mole trap; electric hedge trimmers; plastic mail box; carb spray; 6 inch roll duct tape; lots of clay and plastic flower pots; and bird houses. TERMS: Cash or good check with proper I.D. if unknown by the auction team. Lunch on grounds by Sara Dukes and a portable restroom available. Nice clean quality auction!

Jack & Joyce Fils Estate

Bill Bump, Attorney for the Estate • Stuart, Iowa Phil Price, PR - 641-344-5600 for info Auction conducted by: West & Frey Auctioneers, LLC, Creston, Iowa and Creston Livestock Auction Services Darwin 641-344-1958; Tom 641-344-5082; Todd Crill 712-621-1453; Steve Bergren 712-789-0847; Brandon Frey - Zack Ballard Sale Clerks: June West, Leisa Frey • Ringman: Vern Blazek for complete sale bill and photos


Creston News Advertiser Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BUSINESS/FARM Creston FBLA students advance to national competition

Iowa Learning Farms’ April webinar to focus on gully soil erosion AMES — The Iowa Learning Farms’ (ILF) April webinar, to be held 11:30 a.m. April 16, will feature Rick Cruse, Iowa State University (ISU) agronomy professor. He will discuss soil erosion that is ignored or unreported by most agencies, even by the Iowa Daily Erosion Project. The webinar is part of a free series hosted by ILF through Adobe Connect. The series is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Cruse is part of research efforts that are more clearly identifying soil erosion that occurs in ephemeral gullies — the small gullies formed by water runoff and that are typically tilled shut by farm operations. Many fields are scarred by gullies that channel soil and chemicals into streams, which are not accounted for in ISU’s erosion estimates or those typically of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Cruse is a professor of

agronomy at ISU and director of the Iowa Water Center. His research focus is on soil management and soil erosion processes. He is coleading the expansion of the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to states adjoining Iowa and has been actively involved with multiple soil erosion studies in China. Cruse also teaches a graduate level soil management class at Iowa State University. To connect to the webinar, go to: at 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the webinar and log in using the guest option. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate. The ILF website contains links for archived webinars from all previous sessions: http:// ilf/Webinars/. The webinar archive is also available in a podcast through iTunes. For more information about Iowa Learning Farms, visit the website: http://www.

A record number of Creston High School students attended the Future Business Leader’s of America (FBLA) conference. Sixteen of these students are eligible to compete at nationals in Nashville, Tenn., in June. Awards received include: First place: American enterprise project – Michelle Powers, Sarah Waigand and Maxx Walters; local chapter annual business report – Bree Daggett and Cierra Clayton; personal finance – Jenna Taylor; public service announcement – Olivia Nielsen and Maxx Walters; technology practical applications – Ben Mullin; word processing – Ben Mullin. Second place: community service project – Adam Baker, Raegen Smith and Ann Waigand; cyber security – Sam Eagan; desktop publishing – Sam Eagan and Brandon Robertson; digital video production – Sarah Waigand and Maxx Walters; partnership with business – Levi Eblen and Audrey Fyock. Third place: leadership – Sarah Waigand; personal finance – Alli Thomsen; spreadsheet applications –

Creston FBLA members pose for a photo during state conference.

Jenna Taylor. Fourth place: computer apps – Ben Mullin; local chapter exhibit – Kristy Powers and Katie Powers; spreadsheet applications – Alli Thomsen; job interview – Levi Eblen; Who’s Who in FBLA – Levi Eblen, an award given a majority of the time to state officers. Fifth place: FBLA principles and procedures – Ann

Waigand Sixth place: job interview – Michelle Powers Creston FBLA also received Iowa Merit Status, sixth place in largest percent increase of chapter and first place in March of Dimes contributor. The chapter earned sixth place for the Lloyd V. Douglas Award.

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Award recipients are chosen by earning the most points for member participation and placement at the conference. Rhonda Miller from BUNN received a Businessperson of the Year Award for her service to the chapter over the years.

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45 years: Vanmark President Tom Mathues presents Rich Quinn a plaque in honor of his 45

years of service at Vanmark. Quinn’s accomplishment was celebrated March 17. Quinn started working for Vanmark Creston in 1969, and has been a loyal employee ever since. According to the company, Quinn is a very hard, dedicated worker and does a wonderful job welding.

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In conjunction with other events occurring in the local area for Money Smart Week, a "Community Shred Event" will take place on Saturday, April 5th. Money Smart Week Coalition Members and Info Dog Security are joining forces to help consumers fight identity theft and fraud. Info Dog Security will have their mobile shredding truck at First National Bank, 101 W. Adams St. from 9 am - 11 am. All consumers are invited to bring paper documents they can carry to the mobile shred truck. Please contact us at 782-2195 with any questions.

Neighborhood Watch is sponsored by the Creston Police Dept.

3/17/2014 9:45:34 AM

Monday, April 7

OPEN HOUSE Friday, April 4, 2014, 9AM-2PM

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., Creston

SWCC Instructional Center

$7.00 per person

* Tour the shops * Meet instructors * Welding contest * Tire changing contest See inside SWCC’s automotive programs! * Meet vendors Lunch will be served. * Car show Automotive Repair Technology Auto Collision Repair/Refinish

1501 Townline Street, Creston, IA 50801 641.782.7081

Luncheon Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

All proceeds support the Auxiliary’s Scholarship Fund and other health care projects

Continuous Serving & Fast Take Out Available

Tickets available by calling 782-3056 or 782-3553



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