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Explosion in Afton Friday alarms residents AFTON — The Afton Police Department is looking for a silver Dodge truck after an explosion 10 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Webster Street in Afton. Afton Police Chief John Coulter said he was writing a police report in his vehicle on the north side of the Coulter square when he heard a loud explosion that rattled buildings and cars on the square. A silver Dodge truck was caught on a surveillance camera leaving the
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scene. In one photo posted on the Afton Police Facebook page, light from the explosion is seen reflecting off buildings and the back of the silver Dodge. Despite the number of comments on their post, the Afton Police have little information on the identity of the vehicle and its driver. No injuries or damage was reported. Anyone with information is enContributed photo couraged to contact Afton Police De- This silver Dodge truck was caught on a surveillance camera leaving the scene of an explosion 10 p.m. Friday. If you have any information in this case, call Afton Police Department at (641) 347-5255. partment at (641) 347-5255.
Community support Creston Elks Lodge donates money to Creston volunteer firefighters, K-9 unit
By BAILEY POOLMAN CNA staff reporter
Elks National Foundation gratitude grants say thank you in more ways than one. Creston Elks Lodge used a gratitude grant to supply Creston Volunteer Fire Department with flashlights, and donate the remaining money to Creston Police Department’s K-9 unit. “The grant was for $2,000,” said Eric Shawler, past exalted ruler of Creston Elks. “You have to donate to the national foundation, and you have to apply. And, when you apply for the grant, you have to Shawler utilize the grant within the allotted time.” Creston Elks Lodge earned the grant by meeting the Elks national president’s per-member goal for giving to the foundation. Creston Elks Lodge has 412 members. “I would hope the community will respond well with the actions and intentions that the
K-9 The remaining $700 will be donated to Creston Police Department’s K-9 unit. The unit is made of the dog, Minko, and his trainer, Creston Police Officer Jayrd Merritt. Creston Police Department has had Minko since August 2011, when they purchased him from North Iowa K-9 of Fort Dodge. The money will be used for training and training equipment. According to National Police Dog Foundation, dogs trained for police work can cost upwards of $8,000 as a starting cost, which includes CNA file photo the animal, professional trainCreston Police Department’s K-9 unit will receive $700 from ing and airfare, as the dogs are a grant through National Elks Foundation and Creston Elks usually purchased from EuLodge. The money will be used to purchase training equipment rope. The cost is not included for Minko, Creston’s police dog, and put toward future K-9s. in police departments’ annual Elks have to help make the It was about making sure fire- budget because the unit is not community better and safer,” men had adequate tools to considered a necessary cost. “The money for the dog will Shawler said. protect themselves and othFlashlights ers when it came to fighting be for training and equipment More than half the money, a fire,” Shawler said. “We for the dog, like bite equip$1,300, was donated to Cres- didn’t want them to be with- ment,” Shawler said. “We are building up funds for the futon Volunteer Fire Depart- out equipment.” ment in the form of flashlights. Firefighters use flashlights ture replacement dog, because “The volunteer firemen during fires and rescues be- K-9s are very expensive.” Other expenses include have to, basically, buy any- cause of the possibility that thing outside of bunker gear, fires and accidents happen continuous training and outyour basic turnout gear,” at night and in dark places. fitting a patrol car, as well as Shawler said. “So, we decided Without flashlights, firefight- daily costs such as food and to take that gratitude grant ers would not have that extra care. “They train to keep the dog and purchase flashlights for all equipment to allow them to of our volunteer firemen.” see where to go and what is sharp,” Shawler said. “Keeping up with daily training will The fire-resisitant flash- happening. lights will belong to the fire “We are just trying to show keep the dog sharp, like hudepartment, and will be issued that the Elks supports the mans, keeps them trained to volunteer firefighters as community, and we are trying and keeps them doing what part of their gear. to give back to the commu- they’re supposed to be doing.” “It was about public safety. nity,” Shawler said.
CHS graduation slated Sunday Creston High School will conduct its annual graduation ceremony 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25. One hundred nine graduates are expected to walk across the stage in their caps and gowns to receive their diplomas. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Graduates need to arrive by 1 p.m. and report to the auditorium for line up. Seniors will proceed into the gym at 1:55 p.m. in order to begin the ceremony
Student speakers are Audrey Fyock, Sarah Waigand, RaeAnne Hopkins, Zack Peppmeier, Jeremy Stoll, Garret Taylor.
promptly at 2 p.m. Seniors will be given two reserved seat tickets allowing two guests to sit on the chairs reserved and closest to the stage on the gymnasium floor. Bleacher seating will be available for all guests and the general public.
Administrators Steve McDermott and Bill Messerole, Counselors Tammy Riley and Angie Bolinger, and board members will present awards and diplomas. Student speakers this year will be Audrey Fyock, RaeAnne Hopkins, Zack
Peppmeier, Jeremy Stoll, Garret Taylor and Sarah Waigand. Valedictorian, salutatorian, and others receiving honors will have their pictures taken in the library directly after graduation. Seniors will have graduation practice on May 23 at 10:30 a.m., beginning with a senior class group photo, and will conclude with a cookout sponsored by Creston Booster Club.
GRMC adds 24/7 fetal monitor expertise Continuing its commitment to deliver safe, quality health outcomes to the labor and delivery (L&D) patients of southwest rural Iowa, Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston has implemented a fetal surveillance system (PeriGen’s PeriCALM). “With PeriGen’s PeriCALM, the evidencebased decision support system is like having a maternal fetal expert looking over your shoulder throughout the labor process, offering reassurance and consultation when needed,” said Gwen Buck, Greater Regional’s chief nursing officer. “When we get busy handling multiple deliveries, PeriCALM’s fetal heart monitoring and alert capabilities ensure that we stay on top of all develop- Buck ments. We expect our outstanding quality care for ■ Greater newborns and their mothers Regional to continue and PeriCALM birthing helps assure the highest level of safety.” center The fetal surveillance sysdelivers tem has remote web access, between which means Greater Regional on-call physicians can 150 and log onto the system’s spilt 250 babies screen to instantly view the annually. mother and baby’s fetal heart tracings in current state and over two hours. They can also access automated, real-time pattern recognition at the bedside. These capabilities allow physicians working remotely to see for themselves the same PeriCALM annotations nurses are seeing, creating more productive conversations. This dialogue empowers the Greater Regional Birthing Center team to make decisions with greater confidence, mitigating the potential for complications and risk. The Greater Regional birthing center delivers between 150 and 250 babies annually. “PeriGen supports Greater Regional Medical Center’s mission to provide the highest quality healthcare and service and to be our community’s provider of choice,” Buck said. “PeriCALM technology also helps us support our core values by Please see GRMC, Page 2
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Paul Comstock, 63, of Greenfield died May 17, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11
a.m. Friday, May 23, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday with family present 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements.
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encouraging teamwork in making it easier for physicians, nurses and midwives to view and interpret the same fetal strip data at the same time and collaborate on the patient’s care.” Buck adds: “Above all, PeriCALM enhances our integrity and compassion by applying evidence-based decision support annotations to promote better outcomes – all of which demonstrates our striving for best practice, excellence and the respect we have
for our patients. This ensures we’re delivering the very best care.” “PeriCALM gives our OB staff a sense of reliability and security in the decision process by creating better communication between physicians, nurses and midwives,” said Denise Riley, OB/GYN coordinator at Greater Regional. “It ensures we’re able to maintain the high quality level we’ve established, and that our interpretation of the data is following evidence-based best practices.”
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Pictured is Peter Woltz of Timber Ridge Cattle Company in Osceola who feeds his cattle grass and flax seed.
Woltz’s ‘happy cows’ fed flax seed By ALEXI GROUMOUTIS
Southern Iowa Resource Conservation and Development Local Foods Coordinator
(OSCEOLA) — It’s just the flax ma’am, it’s just the flax. Peter Woltz, owner of Timber Ridge Cattle Company, is changing the face of farming or maybe it should be said he’s changing the FEED in farming. Timber Ridge Cattle Company in Osceola is not your typical run-ofthe-mill cattle operation. Woltz’s cattle are grassfed, but even more impressive, his cattle are also fed flax. Timber Ridge Cattle Company sells beef jerky, beef sticks and summer sausage made from their flax-fed cattle. Omega3-loaded flax boosts the omega-3s traditionally found in grass-fed beef. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the human body, but because the human body doesn’t naturally produce omega-3s, they must be found from outside food sources like grass-fed beef, walnuts or salmon. Omega-3s not only reduce inflammation, but they may also lower risk of chronic diseases. In addition to being high in omega-3 fatty acids, flax is also high in fiber. With the support of his wife Cindy, Woltz has put his heart and soul into this business venture that he started back in 2006. His enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of people and his cattle is what drives him. “I am passionate about creating a product that has a better health profile than what we’ve been used to,” Woltz said. “I’m passionate about flax seeds.” Timber Ridge snacks are low in calories and saturated fat, high in pro-
teins and are shelf stable. These snacks appeal to health conscious people as well as active people who need snacks that travel easily. Woltz is proud that his products contain no unhealthy additives or preservatives. “We don’t use sodium nitrates or msg (monosodium glutamate) in the products, so it’s a good, safe protein snack for kids. Kids seem to love the flavor too,” Woltz said. People not only benefit from the flax, but so do his cattle. “The cattle are more healthy. There’s a dramatic difference in the health of the cattle being fed flax to those that are not being fed flax,” Woltz said. Woltz’s flax-fed cattle are ‘Never Ever 3’ USDA certified which means they are never given hormones, never given antibiotics and never given feed additives. Timber Ridge Cattle Company products can be found at the Des Moines downtown Farmers’ Market and the Iowa Food Coop (www.iowafoodcoop.com) or they can be purchased online at www. timberridgecattle.com. Like ‘Timber Ridge Cattle Company’ on Facebook. It’s been said happy cows come from California, but Woltz may argue happier cows come from Timber Ridge Cattle Company in Osceola. For more information contact Southern Iowa RC&D Food Coordinator Alexi Groumoutis at 641782-4033. Like ‘Southern Iowa Local Food Initiative’ on Facebook. Southern Iowa RC&D Area, Inc. is a seven county area non-profit corporation managed by local people for the purpose of accelerating rural development. Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.
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Pictured are Dr. Dan Walker, Dr. Kristin Bolinger, Dr. Karen Krogstad, Jill Breach, ARNP and certified midwife and Dr. Lonny Miller who all deliver babies at Greater Regional Medical Center.
SWCC auto collision repair students place at state — headed to nationals
SWCC auto collision repair/refinish students Garrett Hogue and Zach Mullen, pictured here, will compete at national contest.
Southwestern Community College auto collision repair/refinish students Garrett Hogue of Lenox and Zach Mullen of New Market took home first place honors at the Iowa SkillsUSA 2014 competition May 2 in Ankeny. Hogue was named gold medalist in collision repair technology, and Mullen was named gold medalist in automotive refinishing technology. They will now head to represent Iowa at the national competition, which will be held during the National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo. The two SWCC students were honored at the state contest for outstanding academic achievement, as well, because of maintaining 3.5 or higher cumulative college grade point averages. Hogue is a May 2010 graduate of Lenox High School. He received his diploma in collision repair/refinish in
June 2013 and his Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in auto collision repair/refinish in May 2014. He is the son of Matt and Coleen Hogue of Lenox. Mullen, a 2012 graduate of Clarinda High School, received his diploma in collision repair/refinish from SWCC in June 2013. He earned his diploma in collision repair/refinish in June 2013 and his AAS degree in auto collision repair/refinish in May 2014. He is the son of Bill Mullen and Diane Mullen, both of New Market. Year after year, the SWCC collision repair/refinish students have been outstanding competitors in these statewide and national events. The community colleges of Iowa may enter one student in each of the two SkillsUSA contest categories—collision repair technology and automotive refinishing technology. For the past five years, SWCC students have come away as
statewide winners in at least one of the categories. At nationals, the SWCC students compete against champions from all 50 states. SWCC students have placed in each of the last five years of competition. SWCC is one of 11 community colleges in Iowa with automotive collision repair programs. SWCC’s auto collision repair/refinish program is one of two programs in Iowa to have the National Institute for Automotive Service Ex-
cellence (ASE)/National Automotive Technician Education Foundation certification, and the only program in the state to have Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Gold Class designation. SWCC’s auto collision repair/refinish program is based on the I-CAR enhanced delivery curriculum and offers hands-on experiences in the classroom. Courses are taught by ASEcertified instructors who have platinum level I-CAR designations.
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TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Friends of the Creston Public Library Board, 6 p.m., Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Montgomery St. Meeting open to all members. Southwest Iowa Dancers Jam Session, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mount Ayr American Legion. Sandwiches and soup available. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.
ODO Club, 11:30 a.m. luncheon, Creston Family Restaurant, 802 W. Taylor St. Creston Lions Club, noon luncheon, The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave. Creston Kiwanis Club, noon, The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St.
Free community meal, 5 to 6 p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. Creston City Council, 6 p.m., council chambers, restored Creston Depot. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 7 to 10 p.m., the Junction (Hwys 2 and 65) east of Leon. Homemade buffet for free will offering before dance. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. closed meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.
TOPS 116, 9:30 a.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. J.C. Penney former employees coffee, 9 a.m., The Windrow. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers 12x12 study, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Friends Helping Friends Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 5 p.m., Prairie View Assisted Living private dining room, 1709 W. Prairie St. Southwest Iowa Dancers Jam Session, 6 to 9 p.m., Chicken Inn, 3 miles west of Creston on Hwy 34.
Markets Grain prices quoted at 10 a.m. today: • Farmers Co-op, Creston: Corn — $4.57
Soybeans — $14.37 • Gavilon Grain: Corn — $4.57 Soybeans — $14.52
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Day’s Record From Creston Official Weather Station: high past 24 hours (68), low past 24 hours (41) and precipitation ending 7 a.m. today (.0)
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For the record 82/59 Meetings
Mount Ayr City Council, 6 p.m. today, meeting room. Agenda includes: 6 p.m. public hearing on amendment to the current city budget; resolution amending the current city budget ending June 30, 2014; resolution approving bond purchase agreement; 2014 booster station water improvement project, possible approval of release of claims and certificate of substantial completion; Sat Van Le: present list of materials for approval in regard to application to building fence in fire zone; Ayr Days Committee: request to block off streets during Ayr Days festivities; set date for public hearing on the city of Mount Ayr comprehensive plan; consider approval to create storm water utility; seasonal positions for pool lifeguards; Superintendent Brent Wise report; appoint city superintendent as the city officer authorized to enforce the code of ordinances and issue a civil citation to a person committing a municipal infraction; treasurer’s report; claims.
Lenox School Board, 6 p.m. today, high school building. Agenda includes: update on school activities occurring on Wednesdays and Sundays; leave of absence; reassignment; new hires; plan to transfer senior class funds; discuss and select up to five priorities of the legislative resolutions for the 2015 session; consider expending positive special education funds; 2014-15 level I abuse investigators; fundraiser; administration/ board reports.
Creston City Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, council chambers, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: public forum; noise permit and temporary street closings request for sixth annual Creston Bike Night 4 p.m. June 27 to 1 a.m. June 28 at Elm’s Club, Elm Street between Adams and Montgomery streets, the alley at Maple Street (both ways) and the alley west of Elm’s Club; noise permit and temporary alley closings request for a class reunion 6 p.m. July 26 to 1 a.m. July 27 at Elm’s Club, between Elm’s Club and The Lobby and Strand Movie Theater; noise permit and temporary street closings request for Creston Elks Lodge annual street dance 5 p.m. July 3 to 1 a.m. July 4, Montgomery Street from Oak to Division streets; noise per-
mit and temporary street closings request for the annual Party in the Park noon June 21 to 2 a.m. June 22, McKinley Street from Lake Street to Kirby Street; appointment with Mindy Stalker to discuss July 3 running events; appointment with Alicia Feldhacker to discuss extension of current noise permit for tent revival; appointment/possible action with Tom Spencer: appealing sewer portion of water bill; resolution to approve audit engagement with Martens and Company, CPA, LLP for year ending June 30, 2014; resolution to amend current Creston Urban Renewal Area (James/Cottonwood Subdivision; motion to have city administrator prepare (or have prepared) a proposal concerning development of the proposed Cottonwood Subdivision for council vote. This proposal will have minimal or no impact upon Creston’s property taxes and will provide the best financial stability to the project.
Greater Regional Medical Center Paige McKinney and Casey Trost of Creston are parents of a daughter born May 14, 2014. Aubree Marie Trost weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Robert and Alexis McKinney of Macksburg, Shawna Davis of Kansas City, Mo., Tammy Magers of Creston and Rod Trost of Lincoln, Neb. Great-grandparents are Marsha and Bill Magers of Creston and Gert and Gene Trost of Creston and Lenox. Great-great-grandparents are Shirley Bailey of Macksburg and Laverne Magers of Atchison, Kan.
Rachel Marie Claiser, 307 New York Ave., reported a Garmin navigation system and cell phone charger were taken from her residence between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 10
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Albert Pujols moved into a tie for 25th on the all-time home run list with 504, tying Eddie Murray.
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Pacers roll INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers have the Miami Heat figured out for one game at least after their 107-96 win in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday. Paul George led the way for Indiana with 24 points and seven assists and both David West and Roy Hibbert added 19 in the victory. The Pacers had a 19-point lead late in the third and entered the fourth up by 13. West’s layup gave Indiana 100-84 lead with 5:07 left. Dwyane Wade scored 27 and LeBron James had 25 in the loss. Chris Bosh was held to nine points and two rebounds.
Triple bid BALTIMORE — California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Neither the New York State Gaming Commission nor the New York Racing Association stewards has received a request to use nasal strips in the Belmont on June 7. “If a request to use nasal strips is made, the decision on whether to permit them or not will be fully evaluated and determined by the stewards,” Gaming Commission spokesman Lee Park said Sunday.
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Creston/O-M senior Carson Whittington, the defending Class 3A individual state champion, watches a putt during the sectional tournament Friday in Atlantic. Whittington and the Panthers struggled for much of the day, but advanced to this week’s district tournament in Carroll.
Blackhawks win CHICAGO — Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates. Crawford made 25 saves, Jonathan Toews had a big goal in the third and the Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference final. “Confidence has always been there,” Crawford said. “Really the first thing is being prepared, having that preparation to try and have my game at the highest level it can be each time I get out there.”
ATLANTIC — The defending Class 3A state champion Creston/OrientMacksburg boys golf team needed a little bit of luck here Friday at the sectional tournament to continue its journey toward a repeat. The Panthers finished third in the team standings with a score of 305. The top two teams from each sectional advance to districts. However, since Atlantic finished as one of the top two teams and was the host of the sectional tournament, a third team also gets to advance to districts. The Trojans won with team score of 302. Harlan finished second at 303 and Creston/O-M third at 305. Denison-Schleswig finished fourth with a score of 312. “The Panthers were very lucky today,” Creston/O-M head coach Jan Lesan said. “We are moving on to districts. Hats off to Atlantic and Harlan. They were the better teams today.” The Panthers struggled throughout the day, with defending Class 3A individual state champion Carson
Whittington among those who struggled. Whittington shot a 6-over par 40 on the front nine, before coming home with a 2-over par 36 for a total score of 76. “It’s scary to know that four of our six guys can’t play any worse and we only lost sectionals by three to Atlantic on their home course,” Whittington said. “It’s only going to get better.” Senior Hunter Sickels led the Panthers with his round of 73, while freshman Kyle Somers stepped up in a big way, finishing as the second Panther with his round of Somers 74. “Sneaking by is good enough,” Sickels said. “Very clutch round by Kyle Somers.” Whittington was third for the Panthers with his round of 76, while junior Sam Hartsock rounded out the team scoring by shooting an Please see GOLF, page 7A
Ballard takes close matches Briley earns national to win regional dual tourney award DMACC Bears place third in nation By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
CLINTON, Miss. — Des Moines Area Community College shortstop Katlin Briley carries a nationallyrecognized defensive reputation with her on her next stop at Briar Cliff College. The sophomore from Creston, n a m e d Defensive Player of the Year in Region XI Division II, received the Most Briley Outstanding Defen-
Meyer dies SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69. Meyer led his teams into the playoffs 19 times and compiled a 923-324 during his 38-year career, most of which he spent at Lipscomb in Tennessee and Northern State in South Dakota. The former Northern State coach died Sunday morning of cancer at his home in Aberdeen, where he had recently gone into hospice care, family spokeswoman Brenda Dreyer said.
sive Player at the Division II National Championships last weekend. The Bears finished third in the double-elimination tournament, falling 1-0 to national champion Louisiana State University-Eunice in the round to reach Saturday’s finals against Jones Community College of Mississippi. After outscoring opponents 58-4 in seven playoff games to reach the national tourney, DMACC went 4-2 at the national event, losing twice to LSU-Eunice. DMACC was seeded fifth going into the tournament. Please see BRILEY, page 7A
15 area events earn at-large berths in 1A By SCOTT VICKER
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Caitlin McIlravy of Creston/O-M returns a shot while building a 6-3, 5-3 lead at No. 5 singles in the team regional dual with Ballard Saturday. McIlravy’s match was ended when Ballard clinched the team victory with its fifth singles victory.
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The final official score was 5-0, but behind that outcome was a set of exceedingly close matches that could have made it much more competitive for the Creston/O-M girls in regional action against Ballard Saturday morning at Huxley. Meanwhile, the Panther boys were defeated by Clarke, 5-1, at Osceola Saturday in preliminary substate play. When Saturday’s girls meet was clinched with Ballard’s fifth win in singles, No. 5 Creston/O-M player Caitlin McIlravy was leading her match, 6-3, 5-3, just one game from finishing the victory. Jenna Taylor and Alli Thomsen were defeated in super tiebreaker sets after splitting sets with their opponents. Taylor pushed hers to the limit,
falling 11-9, and Thomsen was defeated in a similar set, 10-8. “We just about got it to 3-3 in singles with tough matches at two and three,” said Creston assistant coach Amanda Plymale, “as Jenna Taylor and Alli Thomsen went to third-set tiebreakers. If we had sealed at least three singles, I think we could have taken them in doubles.” Ballard went on to defeat Osceola Clarke, 5-1, to advance to regional finals next weekend at Norwalk, after Clarke swept North Polk 5-0 in the first round. Libby Bemis got Clarke’s lone win against Ballard at No. 1 singles, 7-5, 6-3, as the Indians finished with an 8-3 record, losing only to Ballard and Creston/O-M during the season. The Panther lineup was shuffled after No. 4 singles player Ashley Harris was unable to play because of illness. Sophomore Syd-
ney Dunphy stepped in at No. 6, with Angela Sorensen and McIlravy each moving up a step. Audrey Fyock suffered a 6-1, 6-3 loss to Ballard No. 1 player Brenna Ripp. At No. 2, Taylor rolled to a 6-1 set victory before dropping the second, 4-6. In the super tiebreaker, Taylor Ballard’s Emily Jurgenson finally ended it at 11-9 by hitting a return that clipped the top of the net and fell quickly on Taylor’s side before the Panther sophomore could get to the net. Thomsen similarly cruised to her first set victory, 6-2, before Ballard’s Alex Petersen rallied to take the second, 6-4 and then the tiebreaker, 10-8. Please see TENNIS, page 8A
MOUNT AYR — For the area track and field athletes who did not win their events here on Thursday at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet, it was a long wait until Friday afternoon to find out whether or not they made the cut into this week’s Coed State Track Meet. For 15 area events in Class 1A, Friday brought good news. That was especially the case for Nodaway Valley,
which earned five at-large berths on the boys side and two more on the girls side. Lenox and Mount Ayr each qualified three more events — one boys event and two girls events each. Murray and East Union each earned one at-large berth on the girls side.
Wolverines The Nodaway Valley boys pushed through two individual events and three relays. Senior TJ Bower earned Please see AT-LARGE, page 8A
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Shane Breheny of Nodaway Valley fights to hold off Noah Larsen of Mount Ayr in the 3,200 meters. Larsen won the event, earning the automatic qualifying spot from the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet in Mount Ayr on Thursday. Breheny earned an at-large spot, qualifying eighth in 10:28.98.
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TREYNOR — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves qualified three athletes to this week’s Co-ed State Track Meet from a Class 2A State Qualifying Meet here on Thursday. Sydney Maynes earned an at-large berth in the 200 meters with her time of 27.50, earning the final Maynes spot in the field. Maynes finished third at the State Qualifying Meet. The Southwest Valley boys qualified a pair of field events, as Colten Drake and Keegan Longabaugh both finished second in their respective events. Drake took second place out of a three-way tie for first in the high jump, clearing 6-2. Kuemper Catholic’s Drake Chase Rupiper and Clarinda’s Noah Bix also cleared 6-2. Longabaugh missed out in the discus, placing fifth in that event, but qualified in the shot put thanks to his sec- Longabaugh ond-place finish with a throw of 44-6.
Class 2A State Qualifying Meet GIRLS Team standings — 1. Panorama 102, 2. Treynor 97,
3. Shenandoah 95, 4. Clarinda 82, 5. Kuemper Catholic 56, 6. IKM-Manning 55, 6. Maple Valley-A-O 55, 8. Council Bluffs St. Albert 50, 9. West Central Valley 45, 10. Missouri Valley 38, 11. Red Oak 33, 12. Southwest Valley 27. Discus — 1. Shelby Lane, Pan, 127-4. Shot put — 1. Serena Parker, Shen, 37-6.50. High jump — 1. Jessica Singsank, IKM, 4-10. Long jump — 1. Callie Calfee, Trey, 17-2.75. 3,000 meters — 1. Alexis Cook, MV, 11:21.62; 8. Kendra Top, SWV, 12:54.92. 4 x 800 relay — 1. Treynor, 10:03.25; 7. Southwest Valley (Elizabeth Fuller, Diana Berggren, Kara Gillespie, Kelsey Means), 11:27.34. Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Shenandoah, 1:11.76; 8. Southwest Valley (Rachel Herzberg, Diana Berggren, Danica Sunderman, Beth Herzberg), 1:22.69. 100 meters — 1. Jaedra Moses, Clar, 13.33; 3. Sydney Maynes, SWV, 13.59; 7. Kaylea Wiechman, SWV, 14.04. Distance medley relay — 1. Kuemper Catholic, 4:26.61; 11. Southwest Valley (Shelby Nelson, Rachel Herzberg, Marissa Drake, Kendra Top), 5:14.40. 400 meters — 1. Kate Walker, RO, 59.69; 10. Diana Berggren, SWV, 1:12.28; 11. Megan Schubert, SWV, 1:12.97. 4 x 200 relay — 1. Clarinda, 1:50.06; 6. Southwest Valley (Taylor Gaule, Kelsey Means, Renee Williams, Sydney Maynes), 1:59.19. 100 hurdles — 1. Laura Hempel, Trey, 16.60; 12. Beth Herzberg, SWV, 20.14; 13. Rachel Herzberg, SWV, 20.28. 800 meters — 1. Emalee Fundermann, MVAO, 2:23.85. 200 meters — 1. Karlee Johnk, Pan, 26.96; 3. Sydney Maynes, SWV, 27.50; 20. Marissa Drake, SWV, 32.49. 400 hurdles — 1. Sydney Nielsen, Shen, 1:08.32; 4. Beth Herzberg, SWV, 1:14.51; 9. Diana Berggren, SWV, 1:19.63. Sprint medley relay — 1. Panorama, 1:56.66; 10. Southwest Valley (Rachel Herzberg, Renee Williams, Kaylea Wiechman, Megan Schubert), 2:11.77. 1,500 meters — 1. Kate Walker, RO, 5:12.82. 4 x 100 relay — 1. Clarinda, 51.81; 8. Southwest Valley (Taylor Gaule, Kelsey Means, Renee Williams, Sydney Maynes), 57.84. 4 x 400 relay — 1. St. Albert, 4:18.31; 10. Southwest Valley (Taylor Gaule, Kelsey Means, Elizabeth Fuller, Marissa Drake), 4:55.50.
BOYS Team standings — 1. Council Bluffs St. Albert 121, 2. Panorama 112, 3. Clarinda 75, 3. Treynor 75, 5. Shenandoah 63, 6. Missouri Valley 50, 6. IKM-Manning 50, 8. Southwest Valley 43, 9. West Central Valley 36, 10. Red Oak 35, 11. Kuemper Catholic 24, 12. Maple Valley-A-O 17. Discus — 1. Joe Thraen, IKM, 142-0; 5. Keegan Longabaugh, SWV, 132-10. Shot put — 1. Marcus Boldy, Pan, 52-1; 2. Keegan Longabaugh, SWV, 44-6. High jump — 1. Noah Bix, Clar, 6-2; 2. Colten Drake, SWV, 6-2; 6. Scott Vanderhoof, SWV, 5-8. Long jump — 1. Jett Kettwick, Clar, 20-9.75. 3,200 meters — 1. Josh Sunberg, RO, 10:16.81. 4 x 800 relay — 1. St. Albert, 8:18.26; 5. Southwest Valley (Wyatt McAlpin, Lane Peterson, Bryan Pearson, Scott Vanderhoof), 9:36.70. Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Panorama, 59.03; 5. Southwest Valley (Trevor Sorensen, Tony Klocke, Tyler Bissell, Colten Drake), 1:04.00. 100 meters — 1. Eric Johnson, CBSA, 11.45; 20. Blake Haidsiak, SWV, 13.42. 400 meters — 1. Chase Hennen, Pan, 49.32; 18. Quenten Oldenkamp, SWV, 1:03.76; 19. Tyler Means, SWV, 1:03.82. 4 x 200 relay — 1. St. Albert, 1:32.57; 11. Southwest Valley (Gunnar McCuen, Garrett Seals, Tyler Bissell, Lane Peterson), 1:42.09. 110 high hurdles — 1. Lucas Love, WCV, 15.90; 3. Tony Klocke, SWV, 16.60; 5. Colten Drake, SWV, 16.71. 1,600 meters — 1. Josh Sunberg, RO, 4:46.04. 200 meters — 1. Sage Lloyd, MV, 23.24; 12. Gunnar McCuen, SWV, 25.54; 18. Bryan Pearson, SWV, 27.50. 400 low hurdles — 1. Tucker Culjat, CBSA, 54.92; 8. Trevor Sorensen, SWV, 1:02.46; 18. Blake Haidsiak, SWV, 1:12.00. 1,600 medley relay — 1. St. Albert, 3:41.58; 9. Southwest Valley (Garrett Seals, Tony Klocke, Wyatt McAlpin, Lane Peterson), 4:15.09. 800 meters — 1. Kyle Lorenzen, MV, 2:01.88; 13. Scott Vanderhoof, SWV, 2:31.72; 15. Tyler Means, SWV, 2:34.67. 4 x 100 relay — 1. Panorama, 44.55; 10. Southwest Valley (Garrett Seals, Tony Klocke, Tyler Bissell, Keegan Longabaugh), 48.29. 4 x 400 relay — 1. St. Albert, 3:28.95; 10. Southwest Valley (Gunnar McCuen, Wyatt McAlpin, Tyler Bissell, Trevor Sorensen), 4:02.44.
SWCC’s Williams golfs at national finals DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Southwestern Community College golfer Shelby Williams finished 42nd at the 2014 NJCAA Women’s National Championship that
concluded Thursday at Daytona Beach. Williams shot 89-93-80 — 262 on the par-72 course. Medalist was Tiffany Chan of team champion
Daytona State College with a 68-75=4-74 — 216. Daytona College shot 886. Iowa Western was fifth at 1004 and DMACC was 12th at 1158.
Area golf Raiders fourth LAMONI — The Mount Ayr boys golf season came to an end here on Friday in Class 1A sectional play. The Raiders finished fourth in the team standings, shooting a team score of 375. Martensdale-St. Marys and Central Decatur earned the two team qualifying spots, advancing to districts. Connor Giles led the Raiders with his round of 86, finishing six strokes back of the final individual qualifying spot. Lamoni Golf & Country Club
Team standings — 1. Martensdale-St. Marys 342, 2. Central Decatur 361, 3. Earlham 370, 4. Mount Ayr 375, 5. Lamoni 393, 6. Wayne 433. Mount Ayr (375) — Connor Giles 86, Quency Vos 89, Jake Ricker 99, Casey Paxson 101, Nathan Roberts 132. Individual qualifiers — 1. Mitchell Brown, MSM, 76; 2. Noah Simon, CD, 79; 3. Brock Draper, Wayne, 81; 4. Miller Hatcher, MSM, 82.
Miller advances RED OAK — East Union’s Clayton Miller finished as runner-up here Friday in sectional play, advancing to this week’s district tournament at Lake Panorama on Friday.
Miller recorded a round of 76 to earn one of the four individual qualifying spots. As a Miller team, East Union finished fifth with a team score of 365. Cole Campbell shot an 85, Bobby Hepner a 100 and Jacy Eklund a 104 to round out the team scoring. Ryan Collins carded a 106 and Devon Anderson finished the day with a round of 110.
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Sam Hornish, Jr., (54) and Ryan Blaney (22) battle at the Iowa Speedway on Sunday. Hornish, Jr., went on to win the Nationwide Series race in Newton.
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NEWTON — Entering 2014, Sam Hornish Jr. knew he had to make the most of the precious few NASCAR Nationwide Series starts he’d make. He had hit the reset button — again — on the stock car portion of his career, and if he’s going to get another full-time shot, his starts in the No. 54 car for Joe Gibbs Racing needed to make a splash. He predicted strong runs and wins, but said only time would tell if he could back that up. The 34 year-old did just that on Sunday at Iowa Speedway, dominating en route to victory in the Get to Know Newton 250. “To be able to back it up, what my feeling was, is I’ve grown in confidence over the past couple years, and I always say my 2011 campaign when I only got to run 11 races; that made me a lot better,” Hornish said. “It made me pull my head up out of the water and see what was out there, to learn how to be a better driver and a better communicator because that’s so much of what this is. “This is another step in trying to better myself in the longer run.” The win was Hornish’s third career Nationwide win and first since Las Vegas in March 2013. But it feels like longer due to losing his ride with Penske Racing and not making a Nationwide start until two weeks ago at Talladega. In today’s NASCAR, out of sight is out of mind. And when you’re in the car that’s the one to beat every other week with its regular driver, a poor run will put you on the minds of the NASCAR faithful for the wrong reasons. Hornish hasn’t had that problem, though. He won the pole and finished fifth
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with an opportunity in the 54 car, I ought to be able to run up front. And if I play my cards right, and do the right things, I might be able to win.’” When he was in Grimes earlier this spring at the Iowa Speedway sponsor summit, Hornish said every start he would make for Joe Gibbs Racing was an audition for something possibly full-time. And while he believes he has the talent to be in a full-time ride, he can see RPA 14/ATURA Transportation Planning Affiliation Please see May 13, 2014 NATIONWIDE, page 8A Policy Board Meeting Minutes Chairman Lundquist called the meeting to order at 1:34 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Present were: Twombly, Dixon, Dredge, Lundquist, Riley, and Woods. Twombly moved to approve the Agenda. Woods seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Dredge moved to approve the March 11, 2014 meeting minutes. Riley seconded. All ayes, motion carried. A Public Hearing was held regarding the use of federal funds. No comments from the public were received. Woods moved to adopt the Resolution approving the Final FY2015 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP). Twombly seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Twombly moved to adopt Resolution #2014-3 approving an Amendment to the RPA 14/ATURA FY20142017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding a FY2014 Adair County safety improvement project on G30 and N54 utilizing federal and state funds. Dredge seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Woods moved to adopt Resolution #2014-4 approving an Amendment to the RPA 14/ATURA FY20142017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by changing the fiscal year from 2015 to 2014 for a Union County Bridge Project (TPMS #18005) on H29 over Four Mile Creek. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:47 p.m. Nancy K. Groth, Recording Secretary
RPA 14/ATURA Transportation Planning Affiliation May 13, 2014 Policy Board Meeting Minutes Chairman Lundquist called the meeting to order at 1:34 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Present were: Twombly, Dixon, Dredge, Lundquist, Riley, and Woods. Twombly moved to approve the Agenda. Woods seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Dredge moved to approve the March 11, 2014 meeting minutes. Riley seconded. All ayes, motion carried. A Public Noticethe of Potential HearingPreliminary was held regarding use of fed-Conversion of Important Farmland USDA Rural Utilities has received an application for financial assiseral The funds. No comments from Service the public tance from Southern Iowa Rural The proposal consists of constructwere received. Woods moved to Water adopt Association. the ing a 50,000approving gallon elevated storage tank just north of the City of Bridgewater and the Resolution the Final FY2015 replacement of the water distribution system in the City of Bridgewater. If implementTransportation Planning Work Program ed, the proposal will seconded. convert lessAll than one acre of important farmland for the elevated (TPWP). Twombly ayes, storage tank construction in Section 32 Township 75N Range 33W in Adair County. motion carried. Twombly moved to adopt The proposal also consists an of Amendconstructing a 250,000 gallon elevated storage tank Resolution #2014-3 approving located Union County. If implemented, ment tointhe RPA 14/ATURA FY2014- the proposal will convert less than one acre of important farmland for the elevatedProstorage tank construction in Section 5 Township 2017 Transportation Improvement 72N Range 31W in Union County. gram (TIP) by adding a FY2014 Adair The purpose of this notice is to inform County safety improvement project on the public of this proposed conversion or effect and N54 request comments concerning G30 and utilizing federal and statethe proposal, alternative sites or actions that would these impacts, and methods funds. avoid Dredge seconded. All ayes, mo-that could be used to minimize these impacts. environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review tionThe carried. Woods moved to adopt Resat USDA Rural Development – 511 W. olution #2014-4 approving an Amend-7th St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022. For questions regarding this proposal contact Dee Fischer ment to the RPA 14/ATURA FY2014- at 712-243-2107. person interested in commenting 2017Any Transportation Improvement Pro- on this proposal should submit comments to the address by June 23, fiscal year gram (TIP) above by changing the 2014. general of the proposal fromA 2015 to location 2014 formap a Union County is shown below. Bridge Project (TPMS #18005) on H29 over Four Mile Creek. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:47 p.m. Nancy K. Groth, Recording Secretary
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By JIM UTTER The Charlotte Observer
CONCORD, N.C. — It was a million-dollar move by Jamie McMurray. Two laps into the final 10-lap segment, McMurray powered his way around then-leader Carl Edwards on the outside line to take the lead and held on Saturday night to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and its $1 million first prize. “What a job by our pit crew at the end. I can’t believe I’m here. It’s unbelievable,” McMurray said over his radio after taking McMurray the checkered flag. Kevin Harvick finished second, Matt Kenseth was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth and Edwards was fifth. Edwards, the pole-winner, took early command of the first 20-lap segment, leading the first nine laps Edwards until Kyle Busch went inside to pass for the lead on Lap 10.
Busch ended the first segment in the lead followed by Jeff Gordon, Harvick, Kasey Kahne and Edwards. All of the drivers hit pit road between segments except Denny Hamlin, who took the lead on the start of the second 20-lap segment. He was followed by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch, all of whom took only two new tires on the stop. Just as Edwards was getting around Hamlin for the lead, Kyle Busch got into Clint Bowyer and triggered a three-car wreck that also collected Joey Logano. “They were racing hard in front of me and (Busch) spun out there,” Logano said. “It’s unfortunate but there are no points, so nothing lost tonight.” Busch said he was simply racing hard to get a good average finish, which is critical to the start of the final segment. “You’re trying to protect that average finish you’re supposed to have for the last segment and trying to race pass as many cars as you can,” he said. “Those are the opportunities you have to take in the AllStar.” On the restart on Lap 31, Edwards was in the lead followed by Hamlin, Gordon and Kahne. A.J. Allmendinger slammed into the wall on Lap 31 to bring out the
second caution of the race. On the restart on Lap 34, Edwards led followed by Khane and Hamlin. Kahne got around Edwards for the lead on Lap 36 and held on to win Segment No. 2. Harvick was second, Edwards third, Greg Biffle fourth and Kurt Busch fifth. During the break, several teams hit pit road, but McMurray, Kenseth, Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. remained on the track to start Segment No. 3. Kahne worked his way back to the lead, passing McMurray on Lap 47 to move out front once again. Kahne easily held off Harvick to win Segment No. 3, followed by McMurray, Keselowski and Kens- Kahne eth. All of the drivers pit during the break and McMurray was first off pit road and took over the lead on the start of Segment No. 4 on Lap 61. As the cars passed through Turn 3, Gordon slid up into Biffle and triggered a three-car wreck that also collected Truex. On the restart on Lap 64, McMurray retained the
82. Christian Groumoutis finished the day with a round of 83 and Coleton Hoepker shot an 84. The top four individual also advanced from sectionals to districts. Earning the individual qualifying spots were Evan Schuler of Atlantic, Ross Martens of Harlan, Jackson Baker of Shenandoah and Connor Paulsen of Denison-Schleswig. The Panthers advance to the district tournament Fri-
day at Carroll with a spot in the State Golf Meet on the line. Individuals from the Creston/O-M team are still eligible to advance from districts to the State Golf Meet. Advancing from the Storm Lake sectional were Humboldt and Spencer. Humboldt won with a team score of 330 and Spencer was runner-up with a 339. Individual qualifiers from the Storm Lake sectional were Christian Birdsell (76) of Humboldt, Zach Riddle (77) of Carroll, Tate Arends
(79) of MOC-Floyd Valley and Tyler Carlson (79) of Le Mars.
has now won three of the last four DII softball crowns and is the only program other than Phoenix (Ariz.) to win multiple DII championships. For the season, Briley hit a team-high .439 with 42 runs scored as the leadoff batter. She was successful on 11 of 12 stolen base attempts, hit four home runs and 14 other extra-base hits and struck out only nine times in 187 at-bats. Besides making firstteam all-region again, Briley was named to the All-Region All-Academic
Team. Division II National Tournament Thursday’s scores DMACC 11, Kalamazoo College 4 DMACC 5, Highland CC 4 (8) Friday’s scores Louisiana State University-Eunice 4, DMACC 3 DMACC 5, Kankakee CC 3 DMACC 5, Illinois Central 0 Saturday’s scores LSU-Eunice 1, DMACC 0 (elimination game to reach finals)
Atlantic Golf & Country Club Team standings — 1. Atlantic 302, 2. Harlan 303, 3. Creston/ O-M 305, 4. Denison-Schleswig 312, 5. ADM 319, 6. ADM 319, 7. Shenandoah 326, 8. Glenwood 357, 9. Greene County 388. Creston/O-M (305) — Hunter Sickels 38-35—73, Kyle Somers 38-36—74, Carson Whittington 40-36—76, Sam Hartsock 41-41—82, Christian Groumoutis 40-43—83, Coleton Hoepker 42-42—84. Individual qualifiers — 1. Evan Schuler, Atlantic, 66; 2. Ross Martens, Harlan, 69; 3. Jackson Baker, Shenandoah, 70; 4. Connor Paulsen, DenisonSchleswig, 72.
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“We were better than we thought, very close,” Briley said Sunday as the team was on its way back to Iowa. “We started off pretty good, then as time went on it got a little tougher. With Eunice, it was whoever was going to hit the ball first.” Eunice defeated Jones 8-6 in the championship game after handing Jones its first defeat. With back-to-back national championships under their belt, LSU-Eunice
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Sorensen and Dunphy were defeated in straight sets at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, allowing Ballard to clinch before McIlravy’s match was finished. Three doubles matches would have been held if Ballard had fallen short of the necessary fifth win. “The girls played hard even though we had an ill player, and a JV alternate (Dunphy) stepped up,” Plymale said. Creston/O-M girls were scheduled to compete today in the Hawkeye 10 Tournament at Lewis Central. However, after the team arrived at its motel
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Boys fall No. 1 player Garret Taylor, a state qualifier, beat Colin Morris 6-2, 6-0 for the lone Panther victory in Taylor Saturday’s boys preliminary substate dual in Osceola.
Taylor and Chants Davidson were leading in No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 3-2, when Clarke clinched the win with its fifth singles victory. “Today was a great experience for our kids who haven’t had a chance to participate in postseason tennis,” coach Kevin Cooper said. “We have four underclassmen back next year and for them to experience this now, it can only help them next year. We had some competitive matches, but they were just better than us today.” BOYS Preliminary Substate Osceola Clarke 5, Creston/O-M 1 Singles — Garret Taylor (Cr)
def. Colin Morris (Calk) 6-2, 6-0; Jared Jamison (Calk) def. Chants Davidson (Cr) 6-3, 6-3; Yahoo Ally (Calk) def. Ryan Juicers (Cr) 6-2, 6-1; Jacob Redman (Calk) def. Tyler Waddingham (Cr) 6-0, 6-1; Ally Ali (Calk) def. Tristan Davidson (Cr) 6-3, 6-1; Holden Hewitt (Calk) def. Seth Maiden (Cr) 6-0, 6-3. Doubles (not completed) — Taylor-C. Davidson (Cr) led Morris-Jamison (Calk) 6-4, 3-2; Y. Ally-Redman (Calk) led Juicers-Waddingham 6-0, 2-0. GIRLS Team Regional Ballard 5, Creston/O-M 0 Singles — Brenna Ripp (B) def. Audrey Fyock (Cr) 6-1, 6-3; Emily Jurgenson (B) def. Jenna Taylor (Cr) 1-6, 6-4, 11-9; Alex Petersen (B) def. Alli Thomsen (Cr) 2-6, 6-4 (10-8); Ry lee Ca hill (B) def. Angela Sorensen (Cr) 6-1, 6-4; Olivia Astarte (B) def. Sydney Dunphy (Cr) 6-1, 6-2; Caitlin McIlravy (Cr) led Meredith Asian (B) 6-3, 5-3 (NF). Doubles — Not necessary.
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an at-large berth in the 800 meters, qualifying with the 13th best time in 2:08.31. Joining Bower as an individual qualifier is freshman Shane Breheny in the 3,200 meters. Breheny qualified with the eighth fastest time, running 10:28.98 on Thursday. The Nodaway Valley 4x200 relay team of Nathan Andrews, Tanner Armstrong, TJ Bower and Baley Shantz qualified 21st. The 4x800 relay of Armstrong, Jared Corder, Heath Downing and Bower qualified seventh. The Wolverine distance medley relay of Andrews, Shantz, Armstrong and
Bower qualified third overall with its time of 3:45.38. For the girls, sophomore Kenna Lundy qualified 14th in the 400 hurdles with her time of 1:11.14. The Nodaway Valley girls distance medley relay of Katy Ehrsam, Christine Gross, Rachel Scheel and Destiny Scar earned the final spot in the field with its time of 4:42.85.
Lenox Junior Katie Dukes earned an at-large berth in the 400 meters, qualifying seventh with her time of 1:02.13. Aurora Arevalo also qualified for the Lenox girls, earning an at-large spot in the 200 meters.
Arevalo qualified 16th with her time of 27.92. Sophomore Jacob Bolinger earned the only qualifying spot for the Lenox boys, qualifying 18th in the 800 meters with his time of 2:08.31.
Mount Ayr Raider sophomore Kyle Dolecheck qualified in the 800 meters, earning an atlarge berth after running the second-fastest time statewide in Class 1A on Thursday. Dolecheck ran 2:03.22, but the automatic qualifying spot went to senior teammate Noah Larsen, who ran 2:02.13. For the Raiderettes, senior Paige Daughton qualified with the eighth fast-
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the bigger picture. What’s there is a blessing in disguise, and helped put things in better perspective. “I feel like I should have (a full-time ride), but at the end of the day it’s not always about what I want,” Hornish said. “It’s not particularly about what teams want. Everything happens for a reason and timing is a big thing. “Selfishly, I want to be a racecar driver and be out there every week and doing all the things. But as far as my obligations as a hus-
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lead, followed by Keselowski, Harvick, Kurt Busch and Edwards. Harvick worked his way around McMurray for the lead on Lap 76. During the break and prior to the mandatory four-tire pit stop before the final segment, the cars were lined up according to the average finish of the first four segments. Harvick entered pit road first, followed by McMurray, Johnson, Earnhardt and
will mean the move made sense as he and Joe Gibbs Racing hoped it would. “Sometimes, as Sam said, as much as you orchestrate the plan, things don’t work out and then when you look back and see how things changed, how doors open, you go, ‘We could’ve never planned that,’” said Vice President of Nationwide Series Operations for Joe Gibbs Racing Steve deSousa. “Whoever comes through our organization, we want to make better when they leave than when they came. So our job for Sam is to help him win rac-
es, and if those opportunities present themselves for him to go full-time, then great, we’ve accomplished that. Even better if we can put him in something we have, that would be our dream.” The Nationwide Series is next in action on Saturday at Charlotte for the History 300. ——— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at thegazette.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
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Buzzing for local honey Kevin and Karen Watson manage 20 beehives within 100 yards of their house ■
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Most people run the other way when confronted by a swarm of bees, but for Kevin and Karen Watson of Watson Farm, it’s just another day at the office. The Watsons, who live in rural Ringgold County, manage 20 beehives within 100 yards of their house. They sell comb honey and strained honey. Comb honey is honey jarred with the comb and strained honey is what you typically see on grocery store shelves. But unlike most commercial honeys, Watson Farm Honey is raw and unprocessed. Their bees feed on a diet of prairie wild flowers. The Watsons moved to
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Pictured is Kevin and Karen Watson of Watson Farm located in Ringgold County.
up, Kevin said it was normal for most households in his community to have three to four beehives, so “You can still families could have their keep bee and own honey. He said it was produce (honey) just a way of life back then. Kevin’s love affair with like the 1800s beekeeping developed — the old fash- in his teens when he befriended a lifelong bee ioned way.” keeper who was in his 70s. It was this friendship — Kevin Watson that inspired Kevin to Watson Farm a path of sweetness and 35 years later he’s never Iowa from North Carolina looked back. seven years ago. Growing Kevin admires the simWant to keep it?
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