Page 1

Thursday May 29, 2014

Go to for Breaking News as it happens


Long road back for Mount Ayr’s Larsen

May 30, 2014 3:30 to 6:30 PM

Preview at:

Hosted by Rick Pettegrew

Retta Ripperger ® Realtor

605 W Prairie Just Reduced to $69,000

SPORTS, page 7A

Certified Residential Specialist

Let “R” Realty be your realty! 114 North Elm • Creston

2 BR, 1-1/2 BA, fenced back yard. Move in ready.


Senate candidates visit Creston tonight By CARLEA SCHULER

each candidate.

CNA staff reporter


Two Republican candidates are trying to win the Iowa Senate District 11 primary Tuesday. Those candidates include Tom Shipley, 61, of Nodaway and Art Hill, 60, of Council Bluffs. The seat became open when the district’s current representative Hubert Houser of Carson announced his retirement. Iowa Senate District 11 includes Adams, Cass and Union counties. Both Shipley and Hill will be in Creston this evening for a candidate forum scheduled 5:30 p.m. at The Lobby. Below are the profiles of

Shipley graduated from Villisca High School and furthered his education at Iowa Western Community College. He spent three years as a vocational agriculture instructor with the Fremont-Mills School District. Then he joined the Land O’Lakes feed division where he operated grain elevators in Villisca, Stanton, Clarinda and Red Oak. He was a member of the Villisca School Board for 18 years and part of the Villisca ambulance crew for 22 years. This is Shipley’s first time running for Iowa Senate, but he was a lobbyist for the Iowa Cattleman’s



Association from 2009-11 giving him experience in the Iowa Capitol. Shipley’s rural background prompted him to run for Iowa Senate. One of his main goals is to create jobs in rural Iowa to keep young people in Iowa. “I have talked to people from all across the district, and the things that

are on most of their minds are the economy and getting government regulations off their backs,” Shipley said. Shipley also wants to fund education, especially at the community college level. He wants students to receive training to be skilled in the workforce, and wants colleges to be successful in that training. Shipley said voters should select him for Senate because he has experience dealing with legislative issues at the capitol, and because he represents the entire district rather than just a segment. “I believe I can be a voice and an ear for everybody in this district,”

Shipley said.

Hill Hill is the current finance director for the city of Council Bluffs. He is a Vietnam Air Force veteran honorably discharged as sergeant. He has 35 years of experience as a certified public accountant. If elected to the Senate, Hill has three main focuses. They include implementing fair taxes, standing behind the community values and keeping election integrity. He hopes to bring his good listening and problem solving skills to the Senate. Please see SENATE, Page 2

Creston’s small business center offers free services



CNA staff reporter

When a new business opens, there is a 10 to 12 percent chance it will not be there the following year, according to the Small Business Administration. With all of the information needed to start a business available online, starting a business can be very easy. However, sustaining and growing a profitable business isn’t. Dave McLaren, regional director at the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), said careful planning, adequate cash flow and experience are critical components to starting a successful business. Small Business Development Center McLaren said more than 97 percent of Iowa’s businesses are small businesses — businesses with less than 500 people. As the regional director for the Iowa Small Business Develop- McLaren ment Center in Creston, which is sponsored by Iowa State University, McLaren offers guidance and consultation to small business owners, startups and individuals across a nine-county region — Adair, Madison, Decatur, Ringgold, Union, Adams, Taylor, Clarke and Montgomery. “The best way to describe it … we provide free business consulting services and quite a wide range of them,” McLaren said. McLaren said many people think the SBDC works only with startup companies. “We do quite a bit of work with existing companies,” McLaren said. “When I get involved, it is an existing company that is expanding and they are looking for different alternatives for finacing sources to help cover the expansion, restructure some debt or refinancing.” McLaren also helps some business owners become or remain financially solvent by reviewing their annual financials and helps compile a monthly operating budget for the new year. Additionally, he helps review marketing strategies and tactics with business owners and measures website performance. For individuals interested in starting a business, McLaren guides prospective business owners through the proper forms, makes referrals to other financial services that may not fall under his scope and will guide in the writing of


George Madrazo and Tom Malecha — management at CHS Inc. in Creston — give U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, a tour of the brand new $30 million soy flour mill facility Wednesday afternoon at CHS, Inc. in Creston. In this photo, Madrazo explains percentage requirements for the non-GMO soy flour exported by CHS to Europe. Grassley made stops in both Creston and Greenfield. Pictured left is Ray Gaesser of Corning, president of Iowa Soybean Association.

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, visits new $30 million soy flour mill facility built by CHS Inc., on East Howard Street in Creston. ■


CNA managing editor

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, toured the brand new $30 million soy flour mill facility at CHS, Inc., located on East Howard Street in Creston Wednesday afternoon. He’s the second politician to tour CHS in the past month. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad visited May 6. The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-summer and capable of producing 200,000 tons of soy products per year. CHS executives said soy flour produced at CHS will be made from whole soy-

beans produced by farmers in the nine counties surrounding Creston. Soy flour is used in doughnuts, breads, cookies and is a meat extender for products like pizza toppings and imitation bacon bits. Grassley spoke to about 25 CHS employees following the tour. He told them his primary focus for the coming year is reducing the federal budget deficit. Grassley also made stops in Atlantic, Greenfield and Mount Ayr Wednesday. Grassley has conducted at least one meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year since he began serving in the U.S. Senate in 1981.


U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks to about 25 CHS employees following a guided tour at the flour mill facility Wednesday.

Please see SMALL BUSINESS, Page 2

Serving Southwest Iowa since 1879 Price 75¢

If you do not receive your CNA by 5 p.m. call 641-782-2141, ext. 221. Papers will be redelivered in Creston until 6:30 p.m. Phones will be answered until 7 p.m.

Volume 130 No. 247 Copyright 2014

Contact us 2014

In person: Mail: Phone: Fax: E-mail:

503 W. Adams Street Box 126, Creston, IA 50801-0126 641-782-2141 641-782-6628


Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classified . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Deaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Heloise Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 NASCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10

Friday weather High 79 Low 63 Full weather report, 3A


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

Deaths Linda L. Hardisty Corning

Linda L. Hardisty, 66, of Corning died May 27, 2014, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial serHardisty vices will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. The Rev. Fred Bryson will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery north of Prescott. Visitation with family present will be one hour prior to services Friday. Memorials may be directed to Prescott United Church – Disciples of Christ. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.

William Fisher Harlingen, Texas

William Augustus Fisher, M.D., died in Houston on May 2 6 t h , 2014. He was born July 3rd, 1923, in Fisher Cressona, Pennsylvania, son of Aaron and Beulah Fisher. William graduated from Lykens Pennsylvania High School in 1941. He attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania on a football and academic scholarship. William entered the Navy V-12 Program in 1942 and was sent to Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemistry. He then graduated from Temple University Medical school in 1948. William interned at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and finished his pediatrics residency at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He was discharged in 1948 and established a pediatrics practice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. William was recalled into the navy in 1952 and served at Cherry Point Marine Air Station in North Carolina. He was discharged again in 1953 as a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve. William practiced pediatrics as part of the Creston Medical Clinic in Creston, Iowa for 19 years and then moved to Harlingen, Texas. He practiced pediatrics with the Valley Children’s Clinic and at Valley Baptist Medical Center, where he helped establish the first

LeAnna Talent

com Linda L. Hardisty, daughter of Hazel Irene (Bohanan) and James Edward Yearington, was born Jan. 5, 1948, in Creston. Linda graduated from Prescott Community High School in 1966. In 1966, Linda married Eugene Hardisty. They were later divorced. Linda worked in the printing department of a bank in Syracruse, N.Y., for 20 years, at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center as a nurses aide for 6 years and most recently drove a truck over the road for Expedited Freight. Linda is survived by her sister Ruth (Russ) Stuedle of Otterville, Mo.; soul mate John Fister of Corning; one niece, one nephew; two great-nieces and one greatnephew. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. neonatal intensive care unit in the Rio Grande Valley. William retired in 2001 after having cared for two full generations of children. William was married in August of 1946 to Doris Emma Bacastow of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is survived by their four children: daughter, Andrea Fisher Maril, PhD, of Santa Fe, New Mexico (three children, Travis Maril (Christina), Lauren Flores (Lionel), and Jordan Kessler (William)), son, Michael Fisher, J.D. (Carmen) of Brownsville, TX (daughter, Camille), son, Charles Fisher, M.D. (Elsie) of Harlingen, Texas, (two sons, Thomas and Mark), son, Steven Fisher, J.D. (Monica) of Houston, Texas, (two children, Matthew and Olivia). Doris preceded him in death in 1990. William then married Barbara Baker Bush of Creston, Iowa. He is preceded in death by his stepson, Craig Bush and survived by his stepdaughter, Tina Yeager (John) of Des Moines, Iowa, (step granddaughter, Stacey Nielsen) and step great granddaughters, Monica Lee and Jenna Lee. Barbara and William have lived at the Harlingen Country Club for 23 years where they have many good friends. William will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Harlingen, Texas. Graveside services for the family are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. You are invited to sign the guestbook at www. buckashcraftfuneralhome. Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home.

Creston, died May 28, 2014, in Munster, Ind. Local services are pending at Powers Funeral Home, Munster, Ind. LeAnna Talent, 84, of junction of highways 34 and Munster, Ind., formerly of 25, Creston.

Today is May 29, the 149th day of the year. There are 216 days left in 2014. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (May 26-June 1) in history.

5 years ago

Creston High School’s Nicole Hunter defeated Harlan’s Denise Dawson in the finals of the 100 meter hurdles at Drake Stadium. Hunter Hunter timed in with a season’s best 14.90, setting the state record at the new 33-inch hurdle height. After finishing history day competition at the state level, Creston eighth-graders Emma Johnson and Kaytee Scadden were invited to Boston by Sean Hanrahan of Fork Films, the production company behind the documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,� Abigail Disney and Leymah Gbowee. Hanrahan offered to pay most of the expenses for the girls, and their social studies teacher Lesa Downing, to fly to Boston and watch Gbowee receive her John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Scadden and Johnson’s project was on Gbowee af-

CNA file photo

Kyle Bochart, left, and Alex Kenyon perform a trumpet duet of “God Bless America� during the pregame festivities for the Creston baseball home opener against Atlantic in May 2004.

ter reading an article about “Pray the Devil Back to Hell� in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O.�

10 years ago

Stricter seat belt and drunk driving laws caused a 30 percent drop in Iowa traffic fatalities by May 2004, putting the state on pace for the lowest fatality rate since WWII. Six Creston High School teachers with a combined 244 years of experience retired at the end of the school year. Those teachers included Dennis Kuyper, vocal music and desktop publishing; Charlotte Roberts, social studies; John Rose, social

SMALL BUSINESS: Continued from Page 1

a business plan, which is required for financing. “I would say about a third of my time is with existing companies, a third with actual startups and the rest of my time is spent with people thinking about starting a business,� McLaren said. Small business barriers Whether it is opening a business or sustaining one, McLaren said he observes two main barriers to success. “The first is, it’s not a good idea,� McLaren said. “It has to be a good idea supported by research.� For individuals looking to become businesses owners, McLaren recommends finding an existing business to purchase. “Then you know exactly what you’re getting,� McLaren said. “You don’t have to build a customer base from zero. McLaren said he most enjoys helping transfer businesses from seniors to younger couples. “They have had it (the business) for a long time and its well established ... passing on to a younger generation,� McLaren said. Second, McLaren said the person — the owner — can make or break a business.

Can you find GUS in the Creston News Advertiser or Southwest Iowa Advertiser?


“I have seen many good ideas fail. Tremendously fail,� McLaren said. “I have seen some ideas that were tremendous successes. Same reason behind both. It’s the person that makes the business.� In McLaren’s opinion, an ideal person for starting a business is someone who has some experience, well managed personal finances and the motivation. Consulting McLaren started consulting part-time for Small Business Development Centers during his tenure as assistant professor of business at University of Wisconsin River Falls in the early 1980s. He joined the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center fulltime in 2006. For more information about Iowa Small Business Development Centers or visit or email

studies; Esther Means, English; John Judd, English/publications; and Russ Clayton, industrial technology. Curt Olson also retired as assistant principal/activity director. Greenfield was chosen as the setting for the movie “Iowa,� directed by Herschel Weingrod. “Iowa� is a comedy about smalltown secrets and the people who keep them. Location scouts visited many small towns in Iowa and selected Greenfield for its town square

20 years ago

On Memorial Day, a veterans memorial was dedicated

at Central Park in Corning. Plans began in August 1992 after the go ahead from area American Legions. An estimated $15,000 was raised with a majority of donations from families and veterans and fundraisers held by Corning, Nodaway, Prescott and Williamson American Legions. Darwin Linn was chairman of the veterans memorial committee and lead the project. One hundred thirty-two students graduated from Creston High School. Ryan Mohr and Mandy Bolinger were chosen to give commencement addresses.

SENATE: Continued from Page 1

Hill said he noticed there were not any certified public accountants (CPAs) in the Senate. Legislation meets January through April, during tax season, and Hill thinks his accounting and financial skills could help the Senate. “I have been really trying to make a push that the skills in my profession are skills that are needed in some members of the Senate,� Hill said. Hill said he has years of experience in issues that Iowans face. He is familiar with property tax laws for both rural and city area, has dealt with issues of public retirement firsthand, understands the

state funding formula from working on the Lewis Central School District and has worked with negotiations and fair settlements even when it has been tough. “I can be effective in getting things done well by sticking to the values of fairness,� Hill said. The primary election is Tuesday. There is no Democratic challenger, at this point, in the race for Iowa Senate District 11. Absentee voting can take place at the Union County Courthouse auditor’s office. Voters can vote absentee at the counter, or they can request a ballot to be mailed to them. The last day for an absentee ballot to be mailed out is Friday.

Helping Celebrate Life

Powers Funeral Homes

Creston 782-7036 347-8725

Joe & Karla Powers, Owners

ble Sch Bi n o i t a ool Vac Firstt Baptist Church Churcht1001 Chhurcch t 10 1001 001 North Lincoln +VOFtBN/PPOtGPSHSBEFT, +  +VOFtBN/PPOtGPSHSBEFT   / G E  Registration Form Information | Clip & Bring Children’s hildren’s Name

Grade Completed

If you find GUS there is a reward from the...

— Offer good thru May 30, 2014 —

Find GUS our paper boy somewhere in the paper (not this ad)... bring him into our office and receive two (2) months FREE when you buy a three (3) month subscription.

Parent’s Name______________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________ _________________ Cell Phone (____)_______________ Phone (____)____________________ _________________ _ _ __ City _________________ Church you attend ______________________ __________ _____ ____ ___ Person to pick up child ________________________________________ _______ ____________ Health needs/Allergies ________________________________________ ________ _ ___ ____________

— available to new and existing subscriptions —

503 W. Adams Street • Creston • 641-782-2141, Ext. #222

1001 North Lincoln • Creston,, IA A • 641.782 641.782.5417 2.5417 5417 • www ww w bcrest w. rg

Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014



Today's Weather

Local 5-Day Forecast Sat



Almanac To place an item in the Almanac, call the CNA news department, 782-2141, Ext. 234.

Driver’s license

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.


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. open meeting, Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. DivorceCare, a divorce recovery seminar and support group, 6 to 9 p.m., Crest Haven Care Centre, 1000 E. Howard St. Contact person: Andrea, (641) 346-2532.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W.

Howard St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. AA, Prescott Friday Night Group, 6 p.m., United Church (Disciples of Christ), 401 Sixth Ave., Prescott. Use east door. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 6 to 9 p.m., Tingley, featuring Jimmy Georges’ Band, with a potluck. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 2 to 5 p.m., Osceola Eagles Lodge, featuring Marylins Country Band. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open beginners 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. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Crest Area Theatre, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center Green Room.

For the record Births

Wednesday, Livingston Avenue. Traffic stop, 7:48 a.m., Wednesday, North Lincoln Street. Traffic stop, 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street. Talk to officer, 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Domestic dispute, 12:38 p.m., Wednesday, North Spruce Street. Animal call, 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 3:51 p.m., Wednesday, West Monroe Street. Traffic stop, 5:25 p.m., Wednesday, Lake Shore Drive. Traffic stop, 6:48 p.m., Wednesday, Highway 34. Traffic stop, 6:58 p.m., Wednesday, Osage Street. Talk to officer, 8:28 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Traffic stop, 8:49 p.m., Wednesday, West Howard Street. Accident, 10:10 p.m., Wednesday, North Division Street. Reckless driving, 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, East Monre Street. Traffic stop, 5:27 p.m., Wednesday, North Sumner Avenue.

Greater Regional Medical Center Andréa and Robert Girard of Creston are parents of a daughter born May 26, 2014. Stella Marie Girard weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Julie Moreland and Cindy Jones, both of Creston, Butch and Sandi Girard of Dewey, Mont., and Terry and Candy Howard of Wolf Creek, Ore. Great-grandparents are Deanna and Larry Moreland and Karen Fry, all of Creston, Martha and Dan Redman of Wise River, Mont., and Shirley and Bob Trusal of Sun Lakes, Ariz. —————— Brittany Paxson and Roberto Cruz of Creston are parents of a son born May 26, 2014. Parker James Cruz weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Mandi and James Crew of Kansas City, Kan., Jeff and Heather Hill of Afton, Joe Gross of Creston, Gidgit and Brad Hammers of College Springs and Hugo Cruz of Clarinda. Great-grandparents are Lynnette Gross, Nanci Paxson and Dan and Norma Fulton, all of Creston, and Carla and Ronny Neeman of Shenandoah. Great-great-grandparents Fire are Jim and Donella Cook of Miscellaneous Creston. Medical, 11:57 a.m., Police Wednesday, West Prairie Street. Miscellaneous Medical, 2:56 p.m., Domestic dispute, 1 a.m., Wednesday, 140th Street.

Friends of the Library


Saturday, June 14th, 2014 9am-12pm • $5 Admission Tickets available at Gibson Memorial Library or at any garden sites the day of the event. Paid admission includes entry in a drawing to win a hand-painted rain barrel. Margaret Wilkins • 501 Wyoming Avenue She-Nae’s • 311 West Montgomery Dana & Marilyn Larimore • 1204 W. Prairie St. Martha Pine • 1201 County Club Drive #7





Today's Weather 79/63








Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day.

Showers and thunderstorms late.

Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Sunrise Sunset 5:49 AM 8:41 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:48 AM 8:42 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:48 AM 8:43 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:48 AM 8:43 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:47 AM 8:44 PM

Local 5-Day Forecast Fri












Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Sunrise Sunset 5:48 AM 8:43 PM

Sunrise Sunset 5:47 AM 8:44 PM

Iowa At A Glance




Cloudy skies early Showers and thun- Scattered thunderSioux City will become partly derstorms late. Cedarstorms. Highs in the Rapids 85/64 cloudy later in the low 80s and lows in 82/55 day. the mid 60s. Des Moines Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunrise Sunset 83/62 Sunset 5:49 AM 8:41 PM 5:48 AM 8:42 PM 5:48 AM 8:43 PM Creston 79/63

Iowa At A Glance

Area Cities City Algona Atlantic Aubudon Cedar Rapids Centerville Clarinda Clarion Clinton Council Bluffs Creston

Hi 82 83 82 82 80 82 82 80 83 79

Lo Cond. 60 sunny 63 pt sunny 63 pt sunny 55 sunny 62 pt sunny 64 pt sunny 59 sunny 55 sunny 63 pt sunny 63 pt sunny

National Cities City Atlanta Boston Chicago Dallas Denver

Hi 87 60 71 88 87

Lo Cond. 66 t-storm 49 mst sunny 52 pt sunny 68 t-storm 57 mst sunny

Moon Phases

City Davenport Des Moines Dubuque Farmington Fort Dodge Ft Madison Guttenberg Keokuk Lansing LeMars

Hi 82 83 83 83 82 83 81 83 81 86

Lo Cond. 56 sunny 62 pt sunny 54 sunny 62 t-storm 60 sunny 62 t-storm 55 sunny 64 t-storm 53 sunny 63 mst sunny

City Marshaltown Mason City Onawa Oskaloosa Ottumwa Red Oak Sioux Center Sioux City Spencer Waterloo

Hi 81 82 86 83 82 82 87 85 84 83

City Houston Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis New York

Hi 87 78 86 82 67

Lo Cond. 70 t-storm 61 sunny 76 t-storm 59 sunny 54 mst sunny

City Phoenix San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Washington, DC

Hi Lo Cond. 90 71 cloudy 66 51 sunny 65 49 pt sunny 84 67 t-storm 62 59 rain

Sioux City 85/64

UV Index Fri


May 28

First Jun 5


Jun 13


Jun 19

©2010 American Profile Hometown Content Service









Des Moines 83/62 High

Lo Cond. 58 mst sunny 57 sunny 65 mst sunny 62 pt sunny 62 pt sunny 64 pt sunny 63 sunny 64 mst sunny 60 sunny 56 sunny

From Creston Official Weather Station: high past 24 hours (81), low past 24 hours (61) and precipitation ending 7 a.m. today (.04)

Our agents can help make buying life insurance easy. Ask about our free, no obligation life insurance needs analysis. This in one more tool available to help you make the right decision. We offer a variety of policies to help protect your dreams.

Katie L Turner, Agent 800 South Birch St. Creston, IA 50801 Bus: (641) 782-7471 Alt: (800) 432-6940

Cedar Rapids Lottery 82/55 Mon






Very High Very High Very High Very High

The UV Index is measured on a 0 11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater skin protection.

Day’s Record




Iowa’s Pick 3: 7-5-3 Hot Lotto Sizzler: 12-16-17-20-36 (14) Powerball: 2-24-28-32-59 (25)

American Family Life Insurance Company Home Office - Madison, WI 537833 ©2012 005627 - 1/12

Creston hunt Digital scavenger Summer day camps available 79/63 offered in Ringgold County to youths in Union County MOUNT AYR — Ringgold County Conservation is hosting a digital scavenger hunt for all RingArea Cities gold County Conservation City Hi Lo Cond. Board event Algona areas. 82This 60 sunny Atlantic 83 63and pt sunny will start Monday end 4Aubudon p.m. June 20.82 63 pt sunny Cedar Rapids 82 55 sunny Participants may their Centerville 80 62use pt sunny camera picClarinda or phone 82 to 64take pt sunny Clarion Clinton Council Bluffs Creston

82 80 83 79

59 55 63 63

sunny sunny pt sunny pt sunny

tures of items on the scavenger hunt list. This is a new, fun way to get out, see local natural areas and use modern City technology. Hi Lo Cond. For a scavenger Davenport 82 56 hunt sunny list Des more Moines information 83 62 pt sunny or conDubuque 54 sunny tact Ringgold 83 County ConFarmington 83 62 t-storm servation 641Fort Dodge Board 82 60 at sunny 464-2787. Ft Madison 83 62 t-storm Guttenberg Keokuk Lansing LeMars

81 83 81 86

55 64 53 63

sunny t-storm sunny mst sunny

Harkin aide to visit Union County

Union County Extension in partnership with summer AmeriCorps members will be hosting a variety of youth day camps throughout the City Hi Lo Cond. summer. Marshaltown 81 58 mst sunny These camps are open to Mason City 82 57 sunny all youths of 86varying ages Onawa 65 mst sunny Oskaloosa 62 pt camp. sunny depending on83 the Ottumwa will 82range 62 pt sunny Camps from Red Oak 82 64 pt sunny “Nerds R’ Us” and “DelecSioux Center 87 63 sunny table Delights” Sioux City 85 to 64 an mstoversunny Spencer night camp. 84 60 sunny Waterloo

83 56 sunny

DES MOINES – Sen. Construction Grant ProNational Cities Tom Harkin’s, D-IA, aide gram, better known as “HarCity Sands, will Hi visit Lo Cond. City Grants.” Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond. Laura Union kin Atlanta 87 66 t-storm Houston 87 70 t-storm Phoenix 90 71 cloudy MOUNT AYR Child County part a LosSince Union San Francisco 66 51 — Boston Friday60as 49 mstof sunny Angeles1998,78East 61 sunny sunny care provider training, summer Community School District Seattle Chicago tour 71highlighting 52 pt sunny Miami 86 76 t-storm 65 49 pt sunny Literacy with Dallas 88 68 t-storm Minneapolis 59 sunny St. Louis 84 67 t-storm Harkin’s partnership with has received82 more than “Linking Food: Read, Learn, Eat!” Denver 87 57 mst sunny New York 67 54 mst sunny Washington, DC 62 59 rain Iowa communities through $1.6 million for a range of the years. renovation and repair ef- will be held 6:30 to 8:30 The “In the Footsteps of forts, including updating p.m. June 17 at RingMoon Phases UV Index History” tour will include all fire safety systems, and gold County Extension in Ayr. Iowa counties and feature lo- an addition to theFrimiddleSat Mount Sun reading Mon and Tue Early lancal projects aimed at keeping school and remodeling at 5/30 5/31guage6/1development 6/2 6/3 helps Iowa communities healthy the high school including a9 7 9 9 8 children be “school ready” and safe, keeping communi- HVAC upgrade. High Very High Very High Very High Very High First targeted Full Last students cannot and increases their chance ties New thriving through “Iowa May 28 Jun 5 Jun 13 Jun 19 academic success. One The UV Index is measured on a011 education, research and eco- learn in buildings thatscale, arewithfor 11 number a higher UV 0 way to introduce literacy is Index showing the need for greater nomic development projects falling apart,” said Harkin. skin protection. ©2010promoting American Profile Hometown Content “Working Service and local agricultogether with to link reading to food. This ture and conservation, while state and local communities, class will share children’s mitigating disasters. this funding has ensured books and food-related acSands will meet with ad- Iowa students are learning tivities to use with children. ministrators 11:45 a.m. at in schools that are safe and Learn new ways to connect East Union Elementary modern. It was an invest- with children while explorSchool, Afton, followed by ment in Iowa’s communities ing literacy strategies to use a tour of the facility to see and its kids, and I look for- with books. This is provided at no cost firsthand how schools in the ward to learning about the to providers including predistrict have benefited from renovations made possible school educators in Adams, the Iowa Demonstration in Union County.” Union, Ringgold and Tay-

For more information or to register for these camps, contact Union County Extension at 641-782-8426 or check out the extension website at www.extension. The deadline to register for these camps is Monday to the Union County Extension Office, 811 N. Sumner Ave. Creston, IA 50801.

Child care provider training to be held

Markets Grain prices quoted at 10 a.m. today: • Farmers Co-op, Creston: Corn — $4.49


lor counties by grant funds from Quad Counties for Kids Early Childhood Iowa. The training is approved for credit from Department of Human Services and Department of Education. Preregistration is needed to assure enough materials are available by June 10. Each provider will receive a children’s book. Registration information is on the DHS training registry website or by calling the Ringgold County office at 641-4643333.

E-mail the CNA’s

Soybeans — $14.76 • Gavilon Grain: Corn — $4.50 Soybeans — $14.91






When your document must get there fast, use the Creston News Advertiser’s FAX services. We can FAX your document around the world in minutes.


12 oz. size


2013 Buick Regal Premium I

2013 GMC Terrain

2013 Dodge Journey SE

Black Diamond Tricoat, Sunroof, Leather Heated Seats

4 cyl, FWD

FWD only

as low as $27,900

as low as $24,750 to qualified buyer


2013 Chrysler 300

2013 Ram 2500 Laramie Mega 4x4

2013 Dodge Avenger

AWD only

Cummins Diesel, Cargo Boxes

V6, FWD only

to qualified buyer


$4,000 Rebate

“On the Corner of Savings”


Chrysler • Dodge • Jeep • GMC • Buick

-— Creston — S. • • • 641-782-2107 • 410 S. Sumner• 1-800-676-6994

2 4 $ 2 3 $






Hwy. 34 • Creston



Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

OPINION More races in my future

Saturday I will be up before 5 a.m. to hitch a ride on a bus from Valley West Mall to Saylorville Dam for the Dam to Dam half marathon. This is something I am both looking forward to and dreading. My first half marathon in Olathe, Kan., the Garmin half marathon, was an amazing experience, despite my muscle pain and rainy weather. Dam to Dam’s half marathon, a race starting at Saylorville Dam and ending in downtown Des Moines, should feel less daunting than the Garmin because I’ve experienced a half already, and it’s a more familiar territory.

Girl on fire Bailey Poolman staff writer

But, thanks to less than optimal training and constantly thinking about how I may not do well, the finish line seems so much farther away than 13.1 miles. Thank goodness Russ, my boyfriend, will be there with me. I know he will push me to keep going, and if he needs it, I can push him to continue running. That medal is going to look amazing when this race is over.

After the Dam to Dam, I am running Des Moines’ Color Run in July, Earlham’s Warrior Dash in August and Des Moines’ Foam Fest in September. I think I am more excited about the smaller races coming up because they involve less running and more variety. The three runs I am doing after Dam to Dam are 3.1 miles, and two involve muscle strength because they are obstacle courses. This will be the third year for the Warrior Dash for me, and the first year for the Foam Fest. I’ll be sure to let you know how my training is going on those when I get around to weight lifting. Obstacle course runs are my

favorite because it involves variety, partnership, fun and the pride of finishing. More emotions run through you when you finish a 5K with 10 obstacles along the course compared to a plain 5K. The obstacles are challenging, different and interesting. This leads me to something I’m not quite sure about yet. Over Memorial Day weekend, Russ and I sat at Green Valley camping, and several friends sat around the campfire with us. The Tough Mudder was brought up and immediately everyone around the fire said yes, they wanted to do it. I’m not sure if it was for real, but I think I might be doing the

Tough Mudder in October. The Tough Mudder is an obstacle course run, but far more challenging than Warrior Dash. The course is 10-12 miles, and the obstacles are more difficult. For example, instead of crawling through an open trench as the Warrior Dash may have you do, you’d have to trudge through a muddy, darkened trench with water at the end. This will be something I finish in time, but I’m not sure if October is the right time for it. However, no matter what I finish, and when, I know I will have a good time and be so happy I finish them at all.

Petro Poroshenko was elected Ukraine’s president HOLLYWOOD — God bless America, and how’s everybody? Kim Kardashian and Kanye West went on their honeymoon in Ireland Monday after they were married in Italy. They wrote their own vows. Kanye promised his love and his heart and his single-minded devotion, then he turned from the mirror and said the same thing to Kim. Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko was elected Ukraine’s president without a runoff Tuesday. No one has the nerve to say he bought the election. Will Rogers once joked that Americans have the best Congress money can buy, and then he died in a mysterious plane crash. Johnny Manziel posed with babes wearing Johnny Manziel jerseys at a Las Vegas pool on Monday. Hopefully he wasn’t grabby. Nevada will let you gamble, drink all day and night and consort with hookers, but they give you thirty years for trying to steal your own jersey back. Kate Middleton’s bottom was photographed when her skirt blew up a year after tabloids caught a photo of her bare breasts. She’s at wit’s end. Kate’s thinking of having the image of Mohammed tattooed over her private parts to stop the press from printing pictures of them. The New Yorker said leftist Democrats may oppose Hillary Clinton in 2016. It’s because liberals know two things. They know Hillary began as a Goldwater Girl and all Methodists are Tories, and they don’t want Hillary in the Oval Office the day her professor’s hypnosis wears off. The White House released the CIA station chief’s name on

Topical humor Argus Hamilton

Obama’s flight to Afghanistan Saturday. A reporter saw it and tipped off the president. It was the first time the president could say that he learned of a White House scandal from the press with any zeal and credibility. President Obama said Monday he’ll keep ten thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal. He’ll withdraw them later on. As often as Obama has practiced withdrawal in Afghanistan you’d think he’d have fewer problems with the Catholic Church over birth control. President Obama spelled out his foreign policy in a speech to the graduating West Point cadets on Wednesday. He began by saying that under the Constitution his power is wisely limited. It’s always a good idea to start your speech with a funny joke to get the crowd on your side. NBC News anchor Brian Williams landed an interview with NSA leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow. He wound up in Russia. He sought asylum in the only place that’s beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement, but the New York Stock Exchange does not allow overnight guests. President Obama hosted high school geniuses at the White House Science Fair. It was so supportive. The kids got a look at the White House health care website, the VA patient waiting list and the Pentagon’s anti-hacking software and they assured the president that he’ll get there.

Policies Opinion page: The opinions on this page are not necessarily those of the Creston News Advertiser. Opinions expressed by columnists, letters-to-the-editor writers and other contributors are their own and may not reflect those of this newspaper. The Creston News Advertiser encourages letters to the editor. Letters should be no longer than one typewritten, 8.5” x 11” page (approximately 300 words). Letters longer than 15 column inches of typeset material are subject to editing. All letters must include the writer’s handwritten signature, address and phone number (for verification purposes only). Writers are limited to two letters in any given month with a maximum of eight per year. Once a person becomes a candidate for a political office, letters to the editor will no longer be accepted from that person (or person’s campaign) regarding that campaign or any other political campaign or candidate during the election. The Creston News Advertiser reserves the right to edit letters to conform to style and length and to remove potentially libelous statements. Letters that are obviously mass produced or form letters will not be printed. All letters reflect solely the opinion of the writer and are not necessarily the opinion of the Creston News Advertiser.

Correction and clarifications: Fairness and accuracy are important to the Creston News Advertiser and we want to make corrections and clarifications promptly. Those who believe the newspaper has erred, may call 641-782-2141 ext. 237 or e-mail

641-782-2141 Rich Paulsen, Publisher, ext. 230 Rose Henry, Office Manager, ext. 231 Kyle Wilson, Managing Editor, ext. 237 Kevin Lindley, Production Manager, ext. 224 Craig Mittag, Ad Director, ext. 228 Sandy Allison, Circulation Manager, ext. 222 Dorine Peterson, Systems Manager, ext. 227 The Creston News Advertiser (USPS 137-820) is published daily except Saturdays, Sundays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas by Creston Publishing Company, 503 W. Adams St., P.O. Box 126, Creston, IA 50801. Periodicals postage paid at Creston, IA 50801. Postmaster: Send address change to Creston News Advertiser, P.O. Box 126, Creston, IA 50801. Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to use of or reproduction of all local dispatches. Member of the Iowa Newspaper Association, the Inland Press Association and the National Newspaper Association. Subscription rates: In Creston and towns outside Creston where carrier service is maintained: 12 months, $114; six months, $63; three months, $36. By mail in Union and adjoining counties : 12 months, $144; six months, $80; three months, $46. By motor route: 12 months, $180; six months, $102; three months, $54. All other mail in the continental United States: 12 months, $192; six months, $108; three months, $60. All contents copyrighted by Creston Publishing Company, 2014


Letters to the editor

Monte Shaw for Congress From Brad Hartkopf Atlantic

The 3rd Congressional district seat in Iowa is open now that Rep. Tom Latham has decided not to run for re-election. I thank Mr. Latham for his many years of service to the people of Iowa. We need another leader in the United States House who will represent the interests of the people in the 3rd district well and find bipartisan solutions to the problems America faces. The

person best suited for that job is Monte Shaw. The voters know how important the agricultural/renewable fuels industry is to Iowa. Monte has been the executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association since 2005. The renewable fuel standard is coming under fire in D.C. Monte understands how vital the standard is to Iowa farm families and to consumers who want a choice at the pump. Monte is a conservative man

who will stand on his principles. He also understands that to win a general election in a swing district like Iowa’s 3rd Congressional, it will take a broad coalition of voters to send him to victory. I am supporting Monte Shaw for Congress in the Republican primary on June 3rd because he is the one candidate in the race who is conservative, yet can still win over Independents and conservative Democrats in November because of who he is and what he stands for.

Support Art Hill From Drew and Mary Kouris Council Bluffs

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Art Hill to your community. He is running for the Republican nomination for State Senate here in District 11. Art is married and the father of two and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Art Hill is a certified public accountant and currently serves as chief financial officer for the city of Council Bluffs. He formerly

served as chief financial officer for the Lewis Central School District. Art has been instrumental in saving the taxpayers millions of dollars through his efforts to collect federal money to pay for the heavy flooding which threatened Western Iowa in 2011. In addition, he has saved more money for the taxpayers by improving the city’s credit rating. Art served on the city’s emergency flood task force for three months to do his part in protecting Council Bluffs from devastation.

Art Hill is committed to protecting our Constitutional gun rights. His efforts in advocating for the rights of the unborn has earned him the endorsement of Right to Life. He is determined not to raise taxes and to lower government spending. He promises to run an efficient office and will return calls and emails from constituents by the end of the business day. We encourage you to cast your Republican ballot in the June 3rd primary for Art Hill, District 11.

We like to hear from you! The CNA publishes letters to the editor Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Or go online anytime at to comment on our stories and read what others are saying.

CHURCH Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Confession. Tuesday, No Mass. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Devotions. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship with Communion; 2 p.m. nursing home service; 5:30 p.m. worship with Communion.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship with Communion. Monday, 1 p.m. Quilters. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Quilters.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.


AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; 641-336-2409; website Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 907 Grove Ave., Ken Rummer, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship services. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 901 Nodaway St., Andrew Bardole, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, Dan Lamgo, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. prayer service. MESSIANIC MISSION SEVENTH DAY, 405 11th St. Sabbath services, second and fourth Saturdays. Call 641-3223386 for time and place. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH, 800 17th St., Philip Ritter, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study; 10:45 a.m. worship with Holy Communion. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 504 Grove, Ave., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. youth group. Wednesday, 2 to 5 p.m. religious education classes.


ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@; website www. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service; 6:30 p.m. evening worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. LIFE CHURCH, ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 417 Wyoming Ave., Karen Norton, lead pastor, 641782-4236, e-mail crestonrolag@, website Friday, 6 p.m. Movie Night at the Norton home, 607

College Dr., showing “Grace Unplugged,” snacks provided. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; 10:35 a.m. morning worship, Missions Sunday, remember your faith promises, guest speaker Doug Carmel with Rock Of Israel Ministries; 6 p.m. small group at the Norton home, “Defining Moments.” Tuesday, 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee café, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring a coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included; 7 p.m. Embrace meeting for the ladies in the church basement. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. prayer time in the sanctuary; 7 p.m. Family Night activities: adult Bible study (Romans), sanctuary; Life Youth, lower level youth room; Kids Klub, lower level fellowship hall. Thursday (6/5), 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee café, fellowship hall. Invite a friend and bring a coffee mug. WiFi and mini muffins included. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy L. Haynie and Nathan Langford, evangelists, 641-344-3201. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. adult study hour. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. youth and adult groups at the church. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Praise and Inspiration, Mallas’; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Darl Ferguson, presider; Ken Mallas, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: Today, 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; 6:30 p.m. GriefShare; and Women’s Bible study, (Spindler’s, 1017 N. Poplar). Friday, 8:30 a.m. Operation World prayer meeting; 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study. Saturday, 8 a.m. prayer meeting. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study (for all ages); 10:45 a.m. worship; 7 p.m. Men’s Bible study. Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. Team Kid/Youth group/adult Bible study. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Today, 6:30 p.m. VBS craftworkers workshop, fellowship hall. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service and Lord’s Table; 11:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School (VBS) setup; 6 p.m. family worship service. Tuesday, 9 a.m. VBSchool; 6 p.m. VBS visitation. Wednesday, 9 a.m. VBS; 5:30 p.m. junior and senior high summer sizzler; 6 p.m. VBS visitation; 7 p.m. Kids of Character; prayer meeting and adult Bible study. Thursday (6/5), 9 a.m. VBS; 6 p.m. VBS visitation. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Dianna Clark, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult and children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor; Mary O’Riley, pastoral intern. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship, Pastor Jim Woodworth, “Carts and Horses” Acts 1:6-11; 14; 3 to 4:30 p.m. last Confirmation class. Monday, 6 p.m. Deacons; 7:30 p.m. Property. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study; 4:45 p.m. Finance meeting; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 7 p.m. Choir. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Call 641-7822427, 641-782-7267. E-mail: fumc. Facbook: Creston First United Methodist Church. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Friday. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 1:30 p.m. Crestridge Bible study. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. handbell rehearsal; 7 p.m. choir rehearsal. Thursday, 12:05 p.m. United Methodist Men. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173,

AFTON CARE CENTER “Adding Quality to Life” 508 W. Pearl • Afton 641-347-8416

CARTER AGENCY, INC. Insurance & Real Estate 208 N. Maple St. • Creston 641-782-8516

CHARLIE BROWN AUTO, LTD. Recycled Domestic Car & Truck Parts Hwy. 34 West • Creston 641-782-6561 • 1-888-886-7811

Jerusalem Church to hold study on prayer A study on prayer written by Bishop Reuben P. Job, which was postponed during Lent because of the Rev. Jim Morris’ illness, will be held 7 p.m. Wednesdays during June and July at Jerusalem Church. The study, “Listen: Praying in a Noisy World,” is a new study from one of the premier Bible study think-

ers today, and was just released earlier this year. Rev. Morris will be leading the study, which is designed to help people strengthen and deepen their prayer life in the midst of a noisy and often confusing world. The study will begin June 4, and conclude July 16. All are welcome to join in this study.

United Methodist churches realigned The Bishop of the United Methodist Churches in Iowa has announced a new alignment of the former Creston-Jerusalem parish. The two churches will no longer be yoked but will be two separate appointments effective June 1. The Creston church is taking part in a Healthy Church Initiative, a program designed to assist churches who have been experiencing long-term decline. Their emphasis will be upon renewal and revitalization in the next few months. The Rev. Gideon

Gallo will be appointed pastor. The Jerusalem Church, which has been experiencing growth and vitality, will now be a bishop’s appointment on its own. The Rev. Jim W. Morris, who has already been serving the church, will now be appointed as pastor there. Their emphasis in the next few months will continue to be upon growth in membership, attendance, financial strength and missional involvement, areas in which the Jerusalem Church has already been a leader.

Jewish speaker to be at Life Church Sunday Rock of Israel speaker Douglas Carmel will be sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ from a Messianic Jewish perspective 10:35 a.m. Sunday at Life Church, Assembly of Pastor JoAnna and Tyrone Davis, 515-249-3364. Today, 6 p.m. Women’s service. Friday, 7 p.m. Friday Night Fire Service. Saturday, first and third, 9:30 a.m. Men of Christ breakfast, 124 N. Maple St. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service; 6 p.m. evening service. Monday through Friday, 8 to 9 a.m. prayer and worship. Monday Night Live Youth Ministry (after school), 4 p.m. ages 4-11; 6:30 p.m. ages 12 and up. Monday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. Community meals, 124 N. Maple St. Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Intercessory prayer. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Friday, 7 a.m. Mass, St. Malachy Chapel; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReRun Shop. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon ReRun Shop; 4:30 to 5 p.m. Confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Confession; 9 a.m. Mass; after Mass, Knights of Columbus breakfast, hall. Monday, No Adoration or Mass. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. ReRun Shop. Wednesday, No Mass, church; 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus meeting, hall. Thursday (6/5), No Mass. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Gideon Gallo, pastor, Jim W. Morris, associate pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m worship. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. congregation Bible study, ministry school and service meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo” The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER

God, 417 Wyoming Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information on Rock of Israel Ministries visit or call 1-800-722ROCK. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6 miles south on P27 (High and Dry Road), 1 mile west, one-fourth mile south, Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. worship. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920. Website: www.salemluth. net. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service with Communion. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 9 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St., Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston; 111 E. South St., Mount Ayr; the Rev. Jonathan C. Watt, pastor, 641782-5095, http://TrinityCreston. org. Sunday, Mount Ayr: 8 a.m. Divine Service; 9:30 a.m. Bible class and Sunday school; Creston: 9:45 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion; 11 a.m. Bible class and Sunday school. Monday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study in fellowship hall; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. preschool. Thursday (5/29), 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, interim pastor; Mary



“Devoted Care for Older Iowans” 1001 Cottonwood Rd. • Creston 641-782-8511

EBLEN CONSTRUCTION CO. Earth Moving, Tiling and Conservation Work 1676 E. Adams • Creston 641-782-4029


CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Dan Moore, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship and Sunday school. Wednesday, 1 p.m. Quilters.


UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652, Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Website: Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.


CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Jeff Banks, pastor, office 641-743-0221. Website: Saturday, 2 p.m. baby shower for Marisa Kuhl. Sunday, 7 a.m. MP3: Men’s Praise, Prayer and Pancakes; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Connection Sunday; 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Care Center Services; 5 p.m. Elder-led corporate prayer time. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 213 N. E. Elm St., Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: Saturday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Reconciliation; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service.


CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 1007 W. Temple St. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 702 W. Ohio St. Stanley Price, branch president. Sunday, 10 a.m. sacrament meeting; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school; 12:10 p.m. relief society, priesthood, young women and young men; 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. primary. For local information, contact Clinton Allen, (641) 3224494. COUNTRY ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH, at 202 E. Temple (old lumber yard), Mitch Green, pastor. Website: countryroadslenox. com. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship. Wednesday, 6 p.m. meal and study. MERCER CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4 miles north, 4 miles west of Lenox, Franklin Rogers, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service. SALEM CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4 miles north, 1 mile west of Lenox. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 W. Michigan St., Lazarus Kirigia, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Mass with religious education classes afterward. Wednesday, 7 p.m. CYO. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 103 W. Michigan St., Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service and Sunday school for children. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 401 W. Michigan St., Tim Maxa, pastor, 641-333-4214.

This Church Page Is Sponsored By These Fine Businesses:


Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. First and third Sunday, youth fellowship. Wednesday, Evening Bible study.


CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship with Communion.


HEBRON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ben Carter-Allen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service with supervised nursery during church; 10 a.m. Sunday school. Third Thursday, United Methodist Women.


BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship services; 7 p.m. Bible Study. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for elementary ages; 7 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.


P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service.


PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., the Rev. Steven Wainwright. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship.

Shannon City

SHANNON CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, Lila Dell Greene, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Shurmaine McAlpine, pastor. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship. UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Tim Maxa, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave., the Rev. Richard Queener, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 1 to 4 p.m. Help Center open.


PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Robin Thomas, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship; 10 a.m. Sunday school.


24-Hour Wrecker Service 901 S. Division • Creston 641-782-5115 641-782-4966

“Friends You Can Depend On” 809 W. Montgomery • Creston 641-782-6555



Thank you for shopping with us! 105 E. Adams St. • Creston 641-782-5612

South Central Iowa’s Daily Newspaper 503 W. Adams St. • Creston 641-782-2141


O’Riley, pastoral intern. Today, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. SIRF. Friday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. worship service, Pastor Jim Woodworth, “Carts and Horses,” Acts 1:611:14. Monday, 7:30 a.m. AA meeting. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table (Walmart). Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS.


“Where Caring Makes A Difference” 1000 E. Howard St. • Creston 641-782-5012

Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

KINKADE INDUSTRIES, INC. For all your underground construction needs! 402 E. Montgomery • Creston 641-782-2290

MIDWEST CARBONIC See us for you dry ice needs! 1284 Cherry St. • Creston 641-782-6076

Joe & Karla Powers 601 New York Ave. • Creston 641-782-7036

QUALITY GLASS COMPANY Gary & Chris Kelley Hwy. 34 East • Creston 641-782-5155

TYLER INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. Auto, Home, Farm, Life and Health 111 West Mills St. • Creston 641-782-5503


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014


Add water, get rid of carpet dents Dear Heloise: I’ve seen the hints about removing or at least alleviating CARPET INDENTATIONS before, but I cannot find the clipping I saved. Would you please readdress this in your column? — Lynne A., via email This is a frequently asked question, and there are a couple of things you can try: • Put an ice cube in each indentation. As it melts, use your fingers to pull up the carpet fibers. You even can use a comb (gently) to help the fibers stand back up. • Add warm water to a spray bottle and use it to dampen the carpet indentations. Then use a hair dryer on a warm setting, and your fingers, to fluff up the fibers while blowing the air on them. • You also could use a clothing steamer to moisten the carpet and then again use your fingers to help the fibers stand up, but be careful not to burn yourself. — Heloise FINDING THE PARTS Dear Heloise: One of the most frequent and frustrating situations people find themselves in after moving is having disassembled an item and not being able to find the parts needed to reassemble it.

Hints from Heloise A simple solution is to keep a supply of zippered plastic bags on hand, and as soon as something is disassembled, put the parts into the bag and tape the bag to the underside of the disassembled piece. — Dave S., Reading, Pa. HELPFUL HINTS Dear Heloise: On medication bottles or boxes, I write with a felt-tip pen what the meds are for and how often the meds are to be taken. This helps when someone else is dispensing them. I also take photos of medical facilities when we go for appointments and keep them in a “medical journal.” You can see quickly where you need to go for an appointment. — Barbara in San Angelo, Texas BABY OIL AS REMOVER Dear Heloise: Baby oil is great at removing stickers from tubs and shower surroundings. Just apply until soaked well, then remove with a plastic spatula or your fingernails. (The oil is good for your

FAMILY CIRCUS® by Bill Keane

LOCKHORNS® by Hoest & Reiner

hands and nails, too.) — J.G., via email You have to be careful not to scratch the tub or shower, so don’t use anything metal to peel away the sticker. Make sure all the oil is rinsed off completely, too. — Heloise CANNING-JAR RINGS Dear Heloise: I always read your hints, and I have appreciated them through the years. I just read the hint from a reader about storing canning-jar rings. I always store mine on the jar to protect the top of the jar from chipping. A chipped jar does not seal! — Nadine, via email WHEN IN HAND Dear Heloise: I have always liked this hint: When you have it in your hand, put it away. — Dorla R., Wilbur, Wash. BEETLE BAILEY® by Greg & Mort Walker What a great common-sense hint! This definitely will help to get it put in the right place and save time! — Heloise Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise@Heloise. com. I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column. (c)2014 by King Features Syndicate Inc. BLONDIE® by Dean Young

Horoscope Friday, May 30, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day for family discussions, especially with female members. You also might want to buy something beautiful for a family member or where you live. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You can charm the birds off the trees today, because your words are like gold. This is a great day for editors, writers, teachers, actors and anyone in sales and marketing. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Business and commerce are favored today, especially with respect to the arts or buying anything to make something look more attractive. You might boost your income. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon is in your sign today, dancing with fair Venus. Everyone wants to see your face, because you’re diplomatic and charming! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will please you today. If others ask for your creative input on things, you will want to mull things over. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might want to make travel plans with a female companion today or explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. Someone might have good advice for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You make a great impression on others today, because they have heard good things about you. It never hurts to have good press. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might be attracted to someone from a different culture or another background today. In fact, you will be attracted to anything that is different and exotic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day to ask for something or borrow something if you want. The odds are in your favor if you want to ask for a loan or a mortgage. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because the Moon today is opposite your sign, you will have to cooperate and compromise with others. This is no biggie. In two weeks, when the Moon is in your sign, others will have to cooperate with you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is an easygoing day at work, especially with female co-workers. Look for ways to make your workspace more attractive. (You might develop a crush on someone as well.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a playful, fun-loving, flirtatious day. Play hooky if you can. However, this can be productive day for creative efforts. YOU BORN TODAY Freedom and independence are vital to you. It’s very important for you to have freedom of action.

Even a regular routine stifles you. Always be careful making commitments. You like speed in everything you do — you don’t dawdle. You have many talents. This is a lovely year ahead that is social, warm and friendly; all your relationships will improve. Do your best to reduce your debt. Birthdate of: M.G. Vassanji, author; Keir Dullea, actor; Wynonna Judd, singer. (c) 2014 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

MUTTS® by Patrick McDonnell

Crossword Puzzle


by Rick Kikman & Jerry Scott


ZITS® by Scott & Borgman

CRANKSHAFT® by Batiuk & Ayers

SPORTS The Numbers Game


The record for the Indiana Pacers in elimination games this postseason.

National Digest

Staying alive INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George went into desperation mode to salvage the Pacers’ season. It was barely good enough. The 24-year-old AllStar scored 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter and inspired Indiana to fend off Miami’s late challenges as the Pacers staved off playoff elimination with a 93-90 Game 5 victory on Wednesday night. “My message to the whole team was the light needs to be on green for all of us,” coach Frank Vogel said. “You need to go, you need to attack, you need to be aggressive. Paul took it and ran with it and took it to a crazy level.” The most crucial shooting performance of George’s career allowed the Pacers to climb within 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals and postponed Miami’s fourth straight coronation as conference champs. Game 6 is Friday in Miami. It took everything in George’s repertoire to get it done. He was 12 of 19 from the field in the second half, finished with six rebounds, six steals, five 3-pointers and only three turnovers in 45 minutes.

‘Hawks win CHICAGO — Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final. Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle, and Handzus beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net as the sellout crowd of 21,871 roared. Saad had a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who stopped a three-game losing streak. Brent Seabrook, Johnny Oduya and Ben Smith also scored, and Patrick Kane set a playoff career high with four assists. Game 6 is Friday night in Los Angeles


Long road back for Larsen Fall disappointment leads to spring success By SCOTT VICKER

CNA sports editor •

DES MOINES — Noah Larsen crossed the finish line of the Class 1A 1,600 meters Saturday with his arms outstretched to his sides, with one finger on each hand pointing out. It was fitting, as the Mount Ayr senior had just staked his claim as the top distance runner in Class 1A, after winning his third distance race of the weekend at the Co-ed State Track Meet. Before walking off the track, Larsen tilted his head back, looked up to the heavens and simply said, “Thank you.” Larsen had plenty to be thankful for, since it had been a long road for him to reach that third state championship, especially after his fall cross country season ended in disappointment. “To be honest, I’m just honored that God gave me the opportunity to come back from this cross country season,” Larsen said. “It’s been a long winter.” ••• Heading into the 2013 fall sports season, Larsen was faced with a tough decision. Go out for football, a sport in which he was capable of being a starter for the Raiders, or concentrate on cross country? “The kid was every bit capable of starting in football,” said Mount Ayr head boys track coach and assistant football coach Brad Elliott. “You saw his passion


Mount Ayr senior Noah Larsen celebrates after winning his third gold medal of the 2014 Co-ed State Track Meet Saturday, after crossing the finish line in the Class 1A 1,600 meters.

for running was going to continue after high school. He made the tough decision some boys have to make. For me, it was ultimately rewarding just to watch him find the success he did throughout the season. The way things started to shape up, his fall was going to end very well. He was the top runner we’ve had in a very long time in cross country.” Larsen entered November’s state cross country meet as one of the favorites to win the Class 1A race. But, in the week leading up to the race, he felt a

pain in his shin. It kept him from running for most of the week, but after jogging the day before state, he felt optimistic about the race. Larsen toed the starting line that Saturday morning in Fort Dodge. But, less than one mile into the race, the pain became too much to bear and Larsen dropped out. “When that kind of all unfolded, how it all went down, you couldn’t have scripted it — just the disappointment and heartbreak for him with what transpired there,” Elliott said.

Luther, Gravlin sign to continue careers

Serena falls PARIS — The defending French Open champion is out. Serena Williams fell to Garbine Muguruza in straight sets Wednesday, 6-2, 6-2. Williams never lost fewer than five games in a loss, but will watch the rest of the tournament with her sister, Venus, who was also knocked out by Anna Schmiedova on Wednesday. “I just can’t serve,” Serena said.  “My serve hasn’t been good yet.” This is Serena’s earliest exit at a major tournament since falling in the first round at Roland Garros two years ago. Williams is 24-4 this year and has not gotten past the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

Larsen was diagnosed with a stress fracture, meaning it would be months before he could run again. “I was pretty bummed out,” Larsen said. “Had to drop out of the state race. But, I decided to get back on my feet.”

Winter swimming “I went to the doctor and got cleared to swim,” Larsen said. “So I was driving to Creston, about a 30 minute drive every day, five days a week getting in some aqua jogging and swimming. I saw a lot of improvement just in my lung capacity, be-

ing able to swim two laps to being able to swim a mile in the pool.” Elliott said swimming was really Larsen’s only option to keep his fitness while he was injured. “That’s where we focused to develop his cardio,” Elliott said. “The main thing was he had such a strong cardio volume going into his Elliott last race in cross country. If we could maintain that, that was the top goal.” The level of commitment Larsen showed throughout a cold, snowy winter didn’t surprise Elliott at all. “It was a cold, miserable winter,” Elliott said. “He could have very easily said I’m not going to do it. But he swam five days a week. He said the first days were hard. To swim a mile was his goal.” Larsen never had a coach there to monitor his workouts. It was just himself in the pool, five days a week, either swimming or aqua jogging in the deep end. “I knew as long as it wasn’t something that was going to completely immobilize him, he was going to find ways to overcome this obstacle,” Elliott said. “He’s very strong mentally and Please see LARSEN, page 10A

Panthers return to state golf Friday Tennis senior Taylor in state singles field By LARRY PETERSON

CNA sports writer • lpeterson@crestonnews. com


Trevor Luther of Creston signs a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Midland Lutheran University. He is joined in front by his parents, Janelle and Kirk Luther. Shown in back are Creston head baseball coach Steve Birchard and Trevor’s brother and sister, Kelby and Kayla.

By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer •

Two college athletic signing ceremonies were held at Creston High School Wednesday morning for a strong-armed outfielder and bareback rider. CHS senior Trevor Luther signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Midland Lutheran University in Fremont, Neb. Another senior, John Gravlin, has signed for the rodeo team at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., as a bareback rider. Luther is the second collegiate signee during the regime of coach Steve Birchard as head coach. Seth Pals played two years at Ellsworth Community College and continued his education at the University of Iowa. Last year’s Midland team appeared in the GPAC conference postseason championship and reached the NAIA National Championship opening round in

Jordan Bischel’s second year as head coach, finishing with a 43-19 record. Luther said he’s excited for the opportunity. “I love the sport of baseball,” Luther said. “It’s been my sport since day one. Coach Bischel is a good guy and I like the way he runs things. He hired two guys from Northwest Missouri State. One of them, Kyle Schroeder, is the one who personally seeked me out.” Luther was told he would work primarily as a candidate for left field or right field, where he plays for the Panthers. He’s leaning toward a major in business management. Luther is coming off a strong junior season, when he batted .396 with 14 RBI. He has the strongest outfield arm on the Panther roster and is also used as a pitcher. “I’ve told these guys, you can find your niche in college sports, a level that you can play at, and certainly in baseball,” Birchard said. “I know Midland likes to bring in a lot of guys and

play a full JV schedule. Trevor might be one of those kids who just gets better with his baseball skills, because he has the athletic skills. He could end up being really good.”

Rodeo program Gravlin will join a Missouri Valley College rodeo program guided by a coach with a similar background. Coach Ken Mason’s rodeo career started in Iowa High School Rodeo, where he won the state championship in bareback riding in 1991 and qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in both bareback riding and saddle bronc riding in 1989, 1990 and 1991. Mason graduated from the University of Tennessee-Martin. Last season Mason led the Viking men’s team to a runner-up finish in the Ozark Regional Championship and a 14th place finish at the 2013 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Please see SIGNINGS, page 10A

This is a big weekend for Creston/O-M golf and tennis. The Creston/O-M boys golf team is back to defend its Class 3A state championship at the Ames Golf and Country Club, after finishing second to Humboldt in a close three-team district battle Saturday in Carroll. Humboldt won the district with a score of 307, the Panthers took the other state spot with a score of 308, and Harlan was left out a stroke back at 309. Defending individual state champion Carson Whittington leads the Panthers. He shot 155 to win by one stroke at last year’s s t a t e m e e t . Whittington He finished in a tie for second at the district meet behind Harlan’s Ross Martens, who shot a 1-over-par 72. Whittington and two other golfers — Atlantic’s Evan Schuler and Harlan’s Michael Sorfonden — each shot 74. Last year Whittington edged 2012 champion Alex Moorman of Centeville for the individual title, and Moorman returns to lead the Big Reds team in the 2014 field after shooting a 71 at districts. Leading district team scores were turned in by West Delaware (299),

Clear Lake (300) and Webster City (306). West Delaware’s Clayton Larsen had the leading individual district score with a 70. The Panther lineup in addition to Whittington is Hunter Sickels, Sam Hartsock, Christian Groumoutis, Coleton Hoepker and Kyle Somers. The tee times for the state meet are noon Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

State tennis Creston/O-M senior Garret Taylor is one of six Hawkeye 10 Conference tennis players to qualify for the state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday. Taylor is among the Class 1A singles qualifiers in action at Byrne’s P a r k Tennis C e n t e r Taylor in Waterloo. Other Hawkeye 10 players are Jordan Nelson of Red Oak and Phillip Meier of Shenandoah. Lewis Central’s unbeaten sophomore Caleb Shudak has qualified for the Class 2A meet in Cedar Rapids. Also in the 1A meet in Waterloo is the Osceola Clarke doubles team of Colin Morris and Jared Jamison, who sport a 22-1 season record and district championship. The Glenwood duo of Cole Peckham and Max Chavez (9-4) will be in the 1A doubles field as well. Taylor went 14-5 in his first season playing at No. 1 Please see STATE, page 9A


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scenes from 2014 Co-ed State Track Meet

Christine Gross and Katy Ehrsam Grant Staats Katie Dukes

Makinna Fitzgerald and Mika Weaver Emily Eckels and Lynn Singer

Bryce Briley

Alyssa Staudt

Maria Mostek

Congratulations and Good Luck

Keegan Longabaugh


Creston at the

MEET MAY 30-31 Carson Whittington Individual Qualifier

Creston/O-M golfers, standing from left, Head Coach Jan Lesan, Hunter Sickels, Kyle Somers, Coleton Hoepker, Christian Groumoutis, Sam Hartsock, Carson Whittington and Assistant Coach Kristopher “Kritter” Hayes. THIS AD SPONSORED BY: A&G Steakhouse and Lounge American Homes by Dave Long Ben Adamson, State Farm Insurance Big Boyz Toyz Boyd Appliance Center, Inc. Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Calvin Plumbing, Heating & Electric Carter Agency, Inc. Central Plains Electric/The Wishing Well Coen’s Furniture Cook Video & Appliance Cornerstone Financial Creston Automotive Creston Chamber of Commerce Creston Chiropractic, P.C. Creston Farm and Home Supply Creston News Advertiser Creston Nursing & Rehab Center

Creston Veterinary Clinic PC Creston Vision Clinic Creston Walmart Supercenter Dave Buck DDS Draper, Snodgrass, Mikkelsen & Co. PC Edward Jones F&M Body Shop Family Shoe Store Family Vision Center Drs. John & Linda Thomsen Fareway Stores, Inc. Farmer’s Cooperative Co. Ferrara Candy Company First National Bank Creston - Afton Great Western Bank Green Valley Realty/Korina Loudon, Broker Hi-Crest Auto/United Super Wash

Ames Golf & Country Club

Hy-Vee Food Store ISSB Katie Turner - American Family Insurance McDonald’s M&M Motors Maple Street Memories Medicap Pharmacy Mid-State Surveying Monday Realty New Life Family Medicine P.C. Office Machines Company Orr Heating & Air Conditioning Pearson Funeral Service (Creston & Corning) PCSB Bank (Creston-Lenox-Corning-Mt. Ayr - Clarinda) Pizza Ranch Powers Funeral Home Creston & Afton

Prairie View Assisted Living Quality Glass Co. R Realty, Retta Ripperger, Broker R.E. Lewis Refrigeration Rhine Body Repair S&K Cafe Schroeder Plumbing and Electrical Southwestern Community College Stalker Chevrolet State Savings Bank Stewart Realty Subway (Creston) The Trophy Shop The Windrow Restaurant and Sports Bar Tyler Insurance Services, Inc.

101 E. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa Creston 50801, News and mayAdvertiser be examined or copied Thursday, 2014 weekdays 8 May A.M to29, 5 P.M.


Area baseball Lamoni 9, Murray 4 ham scored three runs in the Lenox 26, LAMONI — Murray top of the seventh inning to Clarinda Acad. 2 pull out a 9-8 win over Nodscored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 9-4 loss to Lamoni here on Tuesday. Trey McHenry, Justin Jones and Bryce Keller each drove in one run for the Mustangs in the loss. Jones finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate. Jones McHenry stole two bases. Braydon Held took the loss on the mound, pitching 3 1/3 innings of two-hit ball, but four walks proved to be costly as he gave up three earned runs. Held struck out three batters. McHenry pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief, giving up four earned runs on two hits and two walks.

Earlham 9, Nodaway Valley 8 GREENFIELD — Earl-

away Valley here on Monday. Nodaway Valley managed just five hits in the game and struck out 13 times at the plate. Senior Trevor Jameson finished the game 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, h o m e run and four runs Jameson batted in. Sam Marnin hit a two-run single, while Zack Eblen drove in one run. Baley Shantz collected the other Wolverine hit. Casey Ladd pitched five innings, giving up six hits and three walks and striking out five. Jameson pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief with six walks and three strikeouts. Jackson Lamb pitched 1/3 inning with one strikeout.

LENOX — Spencer Brown’s eight runs batted in led Lenox to a 26-2 romp of Clarinda Academy here on Tuesday. Brown finished the game 2-for3 at the plate with a grand slam home run in the second inning, driving in Brown eight runs for the game. Kaleb Anderson and Dawson Tullberg each drove in three runs, as Anderson finished with three hits and Tullberg had two hits. Dusten Reed went 2-2 with a double. Jared Hensley picked up the win for Lenox, throwing three innings with six strikeouts, no walks and no hits. Reed pitched one inning of relief, striking out three with two walks and one hit.

Union County Saddle Club results Results from the first night of the 2014 Union County Saddle Club 3D Can Chase Series (barrel race) on May 15. The series continues each Thursday for five weeks at the Union County Fairgrounds with warmups at 7 p.m. Youth 1D — 1. Nina Kiefer, Allerton, 18.746; 2. Caitlyn

McLead, Mount Ayr, 18.68; 3. Casey Allen, Afton, 18.898. 2D — 1. Tanner Loughry, Woodburn, 20.251. 3D — 1. Cassidy Standley, Prescott, 20.887; 2. Tanner Loughry, Woodburn, 21.262; 3. Elizabeth Conard, Lenox, 21.994. Open 1D — 1. Kaci Stackhouse, Mount Ayr, 17.465;

Sports briefs Banquet change Because of a conflict with an away baseball game, the Creston boys track postseason awards banquet has been moved to 4 p.m. on June 8 in the Creston High School commons. Families are asked to

bring their favorite dessert or snack and table service. Drinks will be provided.

Kicking camp Creston junior Conner Pals has been invited to the National Invitational Scholarship Camp July 19-20 in Milwaukee, Wis., directed by Kohl’s Profes-

State ratings Baseball rankings Class 4A — 1. Des Moines East; 2. Iowa City West; 3. West Des Moines Valley; 4. WDM Dowling Catholic; 5. Southeast Polk; 6. Ankeny Centennial; 7. Waukee; 8. Pleasant Valley; 9. Cedar Falls; 10. Fort Dodge. Class 3A — 1. Sioux City Bishop Heelan; 2. Davenport Assumption; 3. Harlan; 4. Clear Lake; 5. Central DeWitt; 6. Fairfield; 7. Glenwood; 8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 9. Norwalk; 10. West Delaware. Class 2A — 1. Dyersville Beckman Catholic; 2. North Polk; 3. Roland-Story; 4. Mount Vernon; 5. Van Meter; 6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond; 7. New Hampton; 8. Wilton; 9. Albia; 10. Council Bluffs St. Albert. Class 1A — 1. Twin Cedars; 2. Mason City Newman; 3. Van Buren; 4. Lisbon; 5. Pleasantville; 6. MartensdaleSt. Marys; 7. Gilbertville Don Bosco; 8. Coon Rapids-Bayard; 9. Remsen St. Mary’s; 10. BGM. Source: Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Softball rankings (2013 record) Class 1A — 1. AkronWestfield 37-2; 2. New London 32-10; 3. Lynnville-Sully 38-6; 4. Newell-Fonda 36-8; 5. Martensdale-St. Marys 31-4; 6. AGWSR 29-8; 7. Remsen St. Mary’s 29-8; 8. Janesville 16-10; 9. Wayne 17-7; 10. Charter Oak-Ute 21-15; 11. Mason City Newman Catholic 21-11; 12. Westwood 26-11; 13. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 24-8; 14. Murray 25-7; 15. Sigourney 21-6. Class 2A — 1. Iowa City Regina 21-21; 2. Highland 32-4; 3. Lawton-Bronson 23-13; 4. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-9; 5. Logan-Magnolia 19-8; 6. North Union 33-3; 7. Des Moines Christian 19-13; 8. Woodbury Central 27-7; 9. Central Springs 26-3; 10. Durant 35-8; 11. Denver 16-9; 12. Alburnett 23-17; 13. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 16-15; 14. Alta-Aurelia 21-11; 15. Underwood 23-9.

2. Mallory Rock, Winterset, 17.683; 3. Carissa McFarland, Afton, 17.713. 2D — 1. Carissa McFarland, Afton, 18.529; 2. Nikki Collins, Osceola, 18.700; 3. Mandy Henderson, Creston, 18.788. 3D — 1. Chelsea Travis, Creston, 19.534; 2. Kris Peterson, Corning, 19.638; 3. Continued from page 7A Roxi Ward, Creston, 19.735. for Creston/O-M. He’s making his first state tourney appearance after taking second place at the dissional Camps. The camp is held for the trict meet. Red Oak’s Nelson was top 100 kickers and other a district champion and a specialists in the nation in the 2015 recruiting class. Pals received an invitation letter from Jamie Kohl, camp director and ESPN evaluator for Kohl’s Kicking Camps. THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT

Meet some Barnstormer Players & Cheerleaders Creston Farmer’s Market McKinley Park June 2nd, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Qualify for the Pie Eating Contest that will take place during the June 14th game at Wells Fargo Arena. PLUS - Register to win


to the Barnstormers Game.


Public notice

UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Charles D. Brightwell, Deceased. Probate No. ESPR015668 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Charles D Brightwell, Deceased, who died on or about April 20, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 16th day of May, 2014 the last will and testament of Charles D. Brightwell, deceased, bearing date of the 2nd day of August, 2000, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Douglas Alan Brightwell was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 16th day of May, 2014 Douglas Alan Brightwell Executor of estate 1445 Cherry Street Road, Creston, IA 50801 Loretta L. Harvey, ICIS PIN No: 15204 Attorney for executor Harvey Law Office 109 W Montgomery St. P.O Box 85, Date of second publication: May 29, 2014

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: May 29, 2014 City of Creston P0 Box 449, 116 West Adams Street Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-2000 On or after June 9, 2014 the City of Creston will submit a request to the State of Iowa, Iowa Economic Development Authority for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974 as amended (P.L. 97-35), to undertake the following project: Project Title: City of Creston Sewer Project - Phase 4 Purpose: Construction of improvements to the city's sanitary sewer system to reduce infiltration and inflow by repairing trunk line piping so that the city will comply with IDNR regulations and the ten state standards. The sewer line will utilize cured in place pipe lining with associated spot repair activities, which includes sewer manhole repair/replacement. No new sewer piping will be installed. Location: Central and north central parts of Creston. Estimated Cost: The HUD funding is $250,000 of a $520,000 project. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project is on file at the City of Creston, 116 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa 50801 or at Southern Iowa Council of Governments, 101 E. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa 50801, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 5 P.M. FLOODPLAIN DETERMINATION FINAL NOTICE This is to give notice that the City of Creston has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or

Class 3A — 1. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 2. Osceola Clarke 28-10; 3. East Marshall 28-8; 4. Bondurant-Farrar 30-12; 5. Benton 31-6; 6. New Hampton 28-11; 7. Center Point-Urbana 26-15; 8. West Burlington 31-6; 9. Estherville-Lincoln Central 21-12; 10. Interstate 35 24-6; 11. Sioux Center 20-11; 12.Mount Vernon 24-15; 13. Iowa FallsAlden 26-8; 14. OABCIG 20-13; 15. Centerville 20-21. Class 4A — 1. Dallas CenterGrimes 38-5; 2. Carlisle 34-8; 3. Norwalk 36-5; 4. Solon 41-4; 5. Fort Dodge 26-16; 6. Indianola 34-10; 7. Cedar Rapids Xavier 29-11; 8. Ballard 25-11; 9. Fairfield 30-12; 10. Davenport Assumption 20-21; 11. West Delaware 25-15; 12. Oskaloosa 23-11; 13. North Scott 24-15; 14. Waverly-Shell Rock 35-10; 15. Winterset 35-9. Class 5A — 1. Johnston 30-11; 2. West Des Moines Valley 26-18; 3. WDM Dowling Catholic 34-11; 4. Ankeny Centennial (none); 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 33-12; 6. Southeast Polk 26-15; 7. Bettendorf 22-11; 8. Waukee 26-15; 9. Cedar Rapids Prairie 29-16; 10. Des Moines Lincoln 23-19. Source: Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Boys soccer rankings (First-place votes) Class 1A — 1. Dyersville Beckman Catholic (7) 14-1; 2. Iowa City Regina 10-3; 3. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10-1; 4. Mid-Prairie 11-2; 5. Danville NOTICE TO REQUEST (1) 14-0;OF6.INTENT Riverside 12-2; 7. RELEASE FUNDS Clear Lake 9-3; OF 8. Postville 8-4; Date of Publication: May 29, 2014 9. Albia 8-2; 10. West Liberty City of Creston 6-3; 11. Valley P0 Box 449, MOC-Floyd 116 West Adams Street 8-3; 12.Creston, WestIowa Sioux 50801 9-3; 12. Waterloo 641-782-2000 Columbus Catholic On or June 9, Point-Urbana 2014 the City of 7-9; 13.after Center Creston will C.B. submitSt. a request the 9-7; 15. Albert to8-8; State Iowa, Iowa Junction Economic Develop16. of Columbus 8-3-1. ment Authority for theUnderwood. release of ComReceiving votes: munity Development Block Grant funds Class 1. HOUSING (tie) Norwalk under Title2A I of—the AND (6) 9-5 and Waverly-Shell COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTRock ACT (3) 1974 12-1; Spencer OF as 3. amended (P.L. 15-1; 97-35), 4. to Cedar Rapids Xavier (1) 6-8; 5. undertake the following project: Project Title: 6. City of Creston 11-3; Sewer Pella 11-4-1; Glenwood Project - Phase 4 7. Dallas Center-Grimes 7-4; 8.

Purpose: Construction of improvements to the city's sanitary sewer system to reduce infiltration and inflow by repairing trunk line piping so that the city will comply with IDNR regulations and the ten state standards. The sewer line will utilize cured in place pipe lining with associated spot repair activities, which includes sewer manhole repair/replacement. No new sewer piping will be qualifier. installed. four-time state Location: Central and north central parts He ofisCreston. 13-1 in singles play Estimated Cost: The HUD funding is this season to move $250,000 of a $520,000 project. his caThe record activities proposed are categorireer to 50-13. cally excluded under HUD regulations at Shenandoah’s Meier was 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. 13-4 this season at No. 1 An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that Mustangs. documents the environmenfor the tal determinations for this project is on the Red file Meanwhile, at the City of Creston, 116Oak West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa 50801 or at girls qualified for the Class Southern Iowa Council of Governments, 101 E. Montgomery Street, Creston, Iowa 50801, and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 5 P.M. FLOODPLAIN DETERMINATION FINAL NOTICE This is to give notice that the City of Creston has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for CDBG under 14WS-038. The proposed project(s) is located in central and north central Creston, Union County. Part of the buried sewer line project will travel near Hurley Creek in the north central part of Creston. Several areas of the project will be within the identified floodplain area. About a half acre of floodplain will be affected. The City of Creston has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: a. continue the project as planned near Hurley Creek, b. replace the current sewer infrastructure in the same location, c. install new sewer infrastructure in different locations, or d. do nothing. Some type of action must be taken because the City of Creston will not have adequate sewer infrastructure in place to handle current and future sewerage without it. The first option must be chosen because it is the most cost effective option that will accomplish the city's goals while minimizing impact in the floodplain area. The floodplain is in a large part of the city, so the alternative to move the sewer infrastructure is not practical. Replacing the infrastructure would disturb the project area more than pipe lining and spot repairs and would be prohibitively expensive. The project activities will have no permanent impact on the flow of water in the floodplain. The project will proceed in compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures, including appropriate permitting. The City of Creston has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reasons: There are no permanent impacts on the floodplain's surface, and by very nature of the project including mitigation measures during construction, impacts of flooding will be limited. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR and the final floodplain notice to the Creston City Administrator at PO Box 449, 116 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa 50801. All comments received by June 9, 2014 will be considered by the City of Creston prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Creston certifies to the Iowa Economic Development Authority that Warren Woods in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities

FLOODPLAIN DETERMINATION FINAL NOTICE This is to give notice that the City of Creston has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C ProceADMfor 10-5-1; Perry 10-3; 10. dures Making9. Determinations on Central Management, Clinton-DeWitt 10-3; Floodplain to determine the 11. Clear Creek-Amana 9-4; potential affect that its activity in the 12. Creston 11-3; will 13.have Webster floodplain and wetland on the human environment for CDBG City 13-3; 14. Marion 9-2;under 15. 14WS-038. TheAssumption proposed project(s) loDavenport 8-7;is16. cated in central and north central CreSioux City Bishop Heelan 8-3. ston, Union County. Part of the buried Class 3A — 1. Johnston sewer line project will travel near Hur(10) 13-0; 2. north Iowacentral City part High ley Creek in the of 16-0; 3.Several Iowa areas City ofWest 14-1; the project Creston. 4. be Linn0-Mar 14-2; 5.floodplain Cedar will within the identified area. AboutWashington a half acre of 10-4; floodplain Rapids 6. will be affected. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 11-4; 7. The City Valley of Creston Pleasant 12-2;has8. considered Waukee the following alternatives and12-3; mitigation 13-3; 9. WDM Valley 10. measures to be taken to minimize adverse Bettendorf 13-4; 1`1. Ankeny impacts and to restore and preserve natural Centennial and beneficial 12-3; values:12. a. Sioux continue City the West as16-1; 13.near Muscatine 11-4; project planned Hurley Creek, b. in replace the current sewer 14. Ames 10-4; 15.infrastructure Southeast the same location, sewer inPolk 12-5-1;c. install 16. new Dubuque frastructure in different Hempstead 9-4. locations, or d. do nothing. Some type of action must be takSource: en because the Iowa City of High Creston School will not Soccer Coaches have adequate sewerAssociation. infrastructure in Girls soccer rankings place to handle current and future sewerage Class without it. must be 1AThe—first 1. option Davenport chosen because it is the most cost Assumption 11-3; 2. effective Sioux option that will accomplish the city's City Bishop Heelan 13-1;goals 3. floodplain while minimizing impact in the Nevada 14-0; 4. Union 12-4; 5. area. The floodplain is in a large part of Iowa 9-3;to 6. Clear the city, City so theRegina alternative move the Creek-Amana Waterloo is not7.practical. Resewer infrastructure11-2; Columbus 8-4; 8. Solon 9. placing the infrastructure would11-4; disturb than pipe lining and the project 8-6; area more Gilbert 10. Tri-Center 12-3; spot and would be prohibitively 11. repairs Gladbrook-Reinbeck 9-5; expensive. The project activities will10-3; have 12. Center Point-Urbana no permanent impact on the flow of water Bondurant-Farrar 9-7; 14. in13. the floodplain. The project will proceed 15.local Denver state and inUnderwood compliance with12-3; Dropped out: Council plain procedures, including Bluffs St.permitting. Albert (13). appropriate The City of Creston has reevaluated Class 2A — 1. Waverly-Shell the alternatives to North building Scott in the floodRock 12-4; 2. 12-4; plain and has Rapids determined Xavier that it has6-7; no 3. Cedar practicable alternative. Environmental 4. Ankeny Centennial 9-6; 5. files that document compliance with steps 9-7; Order 6. Dallas 3Pleasant through 6 Valley of Executive 11988 Center-Grimes 12-3;for7. ADM and/or 11990, are available public inspection, review and copying 12-2; 8. Ankeny 5-8;upon 9. request Pella at10-4; the times locationBluffs delineated in the 10. and Council Thomas last paragraph of 10-6; this notice11. for receipt of Jefferson Lewis comments. This activity will have no sigCentral 10-5; 12. Spencer 14-2; nificant impact on the environment for the 13. Newton following reasons:10-3; 14. Winterset 10-4; 7-4. impacts on There15. areMarion no permanent Class 3Asurface, — 1.and Bettendorf the floodplain's by very nature of the project including 14-1; 2. Linn-Mar 13-0;mitigation 3. Iowa measures during construction, City West 11-1; 4. WDM impacts Valley of9-3; flooding will be limited. 5. Dowling Catholic 9-4; 6. There are three primary purposes Dubuque Hempstead 12-2; for 7. this notice. First, people who may be afJohnston 12-3; 8. fected by activities in Waukee floodplains11-2; and 9. Muscatine 10-3; in10. those who have an interest the Cedar protecRapids 11-3. tion of the Prairie natural environment should be givenIowa an opportunity express their conGirls toHigh School cerns and provide information about these Athletic Union areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be at greater or 1A Final Four forputthe ninth continued risk. PUBLIC COMMENTS consecutive year in girls Any individual, group, or agency team tennis beating may submit writtenafter comments on the ERR and the 5-0, final floodplain notice to Ballard, in a quarterthe Creston City Administrator at PO Box Creston, 449, 116state West Adams final matchStreet, Monday. Iowa 50801. All comments received by State team tennis will June 9, 2014 will be considered by be the subCity of Creston prior 7to at authorizing played June the Unimission of a request for release of funds. versity of Iowa facility in RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Creston certifies to the Iowa City. Iowa Economic Development Authority that Warren Woods in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Iowa Economic Development Authority approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Creston to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The Iowa Economic Development Authority will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Creston's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Creston; (b) the City of Creston has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Iowa Economic Development Authority; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Iowa Economic Development Authority at 200 East Grand Avenue Des Moines IA 50309. Potential objectors should contact the Iowa Economic Development Authority to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Mayor Warren Woods NOTICE TO REDEEM FROM TAX SALE CERT #: 2011-0118 Exhibit "A" TO: ANY AND ALL ENTITIES AND/OR PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PARCEL HEREIN DESCRIBED Mary Susan Boyd Phillip M. Thompson Hauge Associates Inc City of Lorimor Attn: City Clerk Union County, Attn: Auditor State of Iowa, Attorney General Unknown Parties in Interest James Dale Boyd Collection Services Center DN Financial Union County Attorney State of Iowa, Dir of Human Services Dept State of Iowa, Dir of Revenue and Finance Dept All of the Heirs, spouses, assignees, grantees, legatees, devisees and successors in interest, both known and unknown, and all claimants claiming to have any recorded or unrecorded right, title or interest in and to the parcel hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on 6/20/2011 the following described property, situated in Union County, Iowa, to wit: Legal: The East Half of the South Half (E 1/2 S 1/2) of Lot Numbered Eleven (11) and the South Half (S 1/2) of Lot Numbered Twelve (12), in Block Numbered Twelve (12) in the Original Town of Lorimor, Union County, Iowa Dist #: 30020 Parcel #: 000-090-25 Address: 202 Missouri Ave, Lorimor, IA. 50149 Was sold at tax sale by the Treasurer of Union County for the then delinquent and unpaid taxes and/or special assessments against the property, that a Certificate of Purchase was duly issued to TIGER 102 Partnership by the County Treasurer of Union County, Iowa pursuant to said tax sale, which certificate is now lawfully held and owned by TIGER 102 Partnership that the right of redemption will expire and a deed for the said property will be made unless redemption from said tax sale is made within ninety (90) days from the completed service of this notice. Dated 5/27/2014 TIGER 102 Partnership BY: Kevin E. McCartney (it's agent) 401 W. Coolbaugh St. Red Oak, Ia. 51566


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

LARSEN: Continued from page 7A

also very strong with his cardio. He’s always stayed on top of that.”

Hard work Elliott knew Larsen would be willing to put in the work necessary throughout the winter to have a successful senior track campaign. His work ethic was something Elliott noticed in Larsen as a sophomore. Elliott related a story from Larsen’s sophomore year, in which Elliott had just purchased new equipment to help with speed and agility. He was working with some of the older athletes on the team with the new equipment, when Larsen asked if he could join in on the workouts. “He was just a skinny, little sophomore and didn’t have much explosive power,” Elliott said. “I thought it would be good for him.” So the next morning, when Larsen, who lives about 13 miles from the school, was 15 minutes late to the workout session and counting, Elliott said Larsen he began to worry that maybe he had put his car in a ditch. “He was a little late and he said he was sorry,” Elliott

said. “I didn’t think anything of it, I was just glad he didn’t put his car in a ditch. We went through the workout and I went out to jog. I asked if he wanted to come with me.” Larsen took Elliott up on the offer and jogged two miles with his coach that morning. “After school, John and Deb (Larsen) asked me if I realized Noah ran to school that morning from their house,” Elliott said. “He was 15 minutes late, because he’d ran 13 miles, did an agility workout and then ran two miles with me. I was completely blown away that a kid would do that at that age. “He got up at 5 a.m. to do that. And he didn’t say anything about it. He just said sorry he was late. You don’t normally see that level of commitment from someone that young. I knew he was going to be a special kid. That’s a true testament to the amount of work Noah’s put in over the years.”

Big finish All that hard work culminated in a special moment for Larsen Saturday at the Co-ed State Track Meet. Larsen won the Class 1A 1,600 meters, bettering his own school record time, and in the process, clinched the Class 1A team title for Mount Ayr. It was Larsen’s third state

State champion T-shirts Mount Ayr boys track state championship T-shirts are available for purchase through the Mount Ayr Community High School and Podium Ink. Shirts are $12 for sizes youth small through extra large. Shirt sizes 2XL and 3XL are $14 and size 4XL is $15. Orders are due by Thursday, June 12 at either the high school office or at Podium Ink. Orders can be dropped off at Podium Ink between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Brad Elliott at or at 816-721-2614.

Creston • 641-782-7023 Ad good Fri., May 30 - Sun., June 1

Cottonelle 12 dbl roll


150 oz. Selected Varieties Mountain Breeze, Free and Clear and Oxi


$ 99


Fuel Saver Item title of the weekend and his second school record, after having taken 30 seconds off his previous best time in the 3,200 meters on Thursday to break the school record in that event by 15 seconds. “Just the hard work I did there, God allowed me to get back in it,” Larsen said. “I’m truly honored He gave me the chance to come back and participate in track. To do it in this fashion, it really is an honor.” To see Larsen, who will continue his running career

collegiately at Iowa Central next year, finish off his high school career in that fashion was a special moment for Elliott. “To break his own mile record and finish the meet, clinch the team title, it had to be the exact opposite of what he experienced in November,” Elliott said. “To see it happen to a good kid, that as a coach is a truly special moment for everyone that was involved with what Noah has gone through.”


Batteries 8 pk AA and AAA


2/$ 8¢

After on pack mail-in rebate

Save 8¢ per gallon with purchase of 2


Wine 750 ML

Fuel Saver Item


$ 88


Continued from page 7A

Gravlin said both the men’s and women’s teams are sending a strong contingent again to the 2014 national finals. “Missouri Valley College is the closest rodeo team around and it’s a really good rodeo team,” Gravlin said. “They are known for national rankings. Their coach is a super nice guy.” Gravlin, state high school champion bareback rider last year, will concentrate on that discipline for the Vikings. He qualified second from Iowa for this year’s national championships in mid-July. He’s currently recovering from a broken ankle suffered May 4. Last fall he was on the mend from a broken collar bone. Gravlin said the only Iowa school with a rodeo

Brussels Sprouts


$ 69 /LB


Bell Peppers


John Gravlin of Creston signs a National Letter of Intent to join the rodeo team at Missouri Valley College. He is joined in front by parents Michelle and Wayne Hanson. Shown in back are Creston Activities Director Jeff Bevins and John’s sister, Emily Gravlin.

team is Iowa Central Community College, with a two-year program. South-

western’s program was discontinued several years ago.

Spaghettios 15 oz. 4 pk



Miller or Coors 18 pack cans or bottles




2014 State Tennis Meet Qualifier!

gs Bank Logo Ads

May 30 & 31

Go Panthers! Coach Kevin Cooper Garrett Taylor

Good Luck at State Boys Tennis Singles Competition!

Member FDIC

State1 col Singles Qualifier x 3”

Sponsored by these fine businesses:

105 E. Adams Street — Creston —

ber FDIC

Meat Dept. ~ 782-6940 Grocery Dept. ~ 782-5612

x 4.75”

8am - 9pm • Monday thru Saturday

— Store Hours —

Creston • 782-7023

Byrne’s Park Tennis Complex


Funeral Homes Creston & Afton


220 N. Pine • Uptown Creston 1 col x 2” (641) 782-2163

Selling KitchenAid, Maytag, Frigidaire, Electrolux & Traeger Grills Servicing most makes and models Locally Owned and Operated Weekdays: 8:30-5:30 • Saturdays: 9:00-12:00

Iowa State Savings Bank

Employee Owned Member FDIC

RESTON UTOMOTIVE 410 W. Adams • Creston

601 S. Sumner • Creston • 641.782.2181

Cook Video & Appliance

866-782-2179 or 641-782-2179 Fax 641-782-5298 • Cell: 641-521-9408

— Financing Available with Qualified Credit —

Hwy. 34 East • Creston

641-782-5112 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm • Sat 8:30am - 2pm

Member FDIC

Commitment you can bank on.



Black Velvet Fuel Saver Item



1.75 L




Bakery Fresh Gourmet

Hamburger Buns 4 ct. Asiago & Cheddar

2 $ 00 1

$ 99

Variety, Style, Price & Service Member FDIC Inc. oyd Appliance Center ...we’ve got it all!


$ 99

Gravlin intends to major in agriculture business at Missouri Valley.

E-mail the CNA’s




E-mail the CNA’s



$ 59

Blue Bonnet

Margarine 15 oz. bowl

While Supplies Last

Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014


QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers




A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves


Is this Jack Roush’s future ex-driver? It’s looking that way.


Kurt’s engine apparently wasn’t the only thing giving him issues Sunday night at Charlotte. Your highlight from Sunday’s big day of racing? For NASCAR fans, it has to be one of two things. Either Kurt Busch’s great effort at Indianapolis, where he finished sixth, or the sight of Jimmie Johnson draped in confetti and champagne once again — which, come to think of it, isn’t exactly a highlight for those who were hoping that dynasty was slowing.

Do you think Jeff Gordon’s back pain spells career trouble? GODSPEAK: No, it means Gordon needs to carry a supply of aspirin for middle-age aches and pains. KEN’S CALL: It certainly doesn’t spell Y-a-y. I hear it’s keeping him out of the U.S. Open in two weeks.

What else? That Indy battle with Helio Castroneves and eventual winner Ryan Hunter-Reay showcased how responsive, powerful and hair-raising those IndyCars can be on an oval. With the nervous energy IndyCar produces, you wonder why IndyCar can’t climb its way out of the niche-sport corner it slid into.

Where will Carl Edwards be driving next year? GODSPEAK: A Team Penske ride would keep Edwards in the Ford camp. KEN’S CALL: My Magic 8-Ball hints at Ganassi, but I hear it’s not really magic. So it’ll probably be Gibbs.

A sign of economic revival? A new Cup Series entry, complete with new sponsor, is pretty big stuff these days. When Jack Roush announced last week that he’s hiring Trevor Bayne as a full-time driver next year, and bringing a full-season sponsor (a downright rarity nowadays) in Advocare, it was welcome news. Not enough for CNBC to interrupt programming, but still …

ONLINE EXTRAS news-journalonline. com/nascar nascardaytona @nascardaytona

FEEDBACK Do you have questions or comments about NASCAR This Week? Contact Godwin Kelly at or Ken Willis at ken.

CUP POINTS 1. 2. T3. T3. 5. 6. 7. 8. T9. T9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

Jeff Gordon Matt Kenseth Kyle Busch Carl Edwards Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson Joey Logano Brian Vickers Brad Keselowski Ryan Newman Greg Biffle Kevin Harvick Kyle Larson Denny Hamlin Austin Dillon Paul Menard Kasey Kahne AJ Allmendinger Aric Almirola Clint Bowyer Marcos Ambrose Tony Stewart Jamie McMurray Casey Mears Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Danica Patrick Kurt Busch Justin Allgaier Michael Annett Cole Whitt David Gilliland Alex Bowman David Ragan Reed Sorenson Josh Wise Ryan Truex Travis Kvapil Michael McDowell Parker Kligerman Terry Labonte David Reutimann Bobby Labonte

432 421 408 408 394 388 378 365 361 361 351 345 344 340 334 328 324 314 312 309 303 299 286 282 258 251 218 215 205 179 164 160 152 150 145 133 84 82 63 54 44 37 29

Getty Images/NICK LAHAM

This flame-out at Texas might’ve looked like a 43rd-place finish for Junior, but it also could’ve translated into another neat tree ornament on his unique property in Mooresville, N.C. Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up in NASCAR Cup Series racing and has become the unofficial stockcar garage historian. But recently it was discovered that Earnhardt has taken his passion for the sport to a new level. When a Cup car gets wrecked beyond repair, Earnhardt will call the car owner and ask if he can have the car. Why? Because out back of Earnhardt’s house he has a collection (around 80 at last count) of wrecked race cars — a graveyard of mangled sheet metal. Earnhardt said he has been building the collection for years, but this hoarding came to light when he started using social media after winning the Daytona 500. “I think it’s the Twitter thing,” Earnhardt said last week. “I think people are learning about me on Twitter. We’ve collected cars there for a long time. “It’s not like I go looking for every wreck that we have or anyone has. A lot of times, they’re offered up or I’ll call up a buddy that’s a crew chief or something.” The collection started when Earnhardt created JR Motorsports about 10 years ago. “When JR Motorsports first started, we’d put so much money into building those cars,” he said. “When we’d tear them up, I couldn’t see throwing them away or scrapping them so we’d stick them in the woods. “The first 30 or 40 are JR Motorsports or Late Models or something related to me or my company and we just kept plugging them in there.” It’s not just race cars. There are parts and pieces of wrecked cars strewn here and there.

“There are sides and noses and hoods hanging up in the trees,” he said. “There’s all kind of quirky stuff back there.” All this begs the question, why? “I don’t know why I want them or even why we go get them,” Earnhardt said.


JOHNSON’S PROBLEM It took Jimmie Johnson 12 races, but he finally got his first win of 2014 Sunday at Charlotte. He said his problem this year has been the handling of the No. 48 Chevy. “A lot of tools have been taken away from us to help the car turn,” Johnson said. “So, it’s something that I’m trying to adapt to and sort out. There are always different challenges in this sport and I know that we’ll get it.” They got it Sunday.

KURT RICK BUSCH HENDRICK Kurt Busch vs. Hendrick Motorsports: Busch said he has not been happy with the motors he is getting from the Hendrick camp. Godwin Kelly gives his take: “If this keeps up, Busch is going to blow up after another engine failure.”

ALL-STAR CHASE BERTH? Jamie McMurray thinks the winner of the 2015 Sprint All-Star Race will earn a berth in the Chase playoffs. “Looking back at the way the Chase format has been structured, I assume next year the winner of the All-Star race will be included into the Chase, based on my history,” said this year’s All-Star winner. “It seems like every year, I’m a year behind on what actually the next year is going to be. But I’m not concerned with that.” In 2010, McMurray won three races but didn’t make the Chase. The following year, the formula was changed to include race winners into the Chase if they weren’t in the top 10.

GODWIN’S DOVER PICKS Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.

Ken Willis has been covering NASCAR for The Daytona Beach News-Journal for 27 years. Reach him at

Winner: Brad Keselowski Rest of the top five: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards Dark horse: Marcos Ambrose

Disappointment: Kevin Harvick First one out: Martin Truex Jr. Don’t be surprised if: This race is a dogfight from the drop of the green flag.

WHAT’S ON TAP? SPRINT CUP: FexEx 400 SITE: Dover International Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox, coverage starts at 12:30 p.m., green flag at 1:15 p.m.). NATIONWIDE: Buckle Up 200 SITE: Dover International Speedway SCHEDULE: Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, 10:30 a.m.), race (ESPN, 2 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: Lucas Oil 200 SITE: Dover International Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m.), race (Fox Sports 1, 5:45 p.m.)



KEVIN HARVICK Gremlins are part of ridealong program

JUNIOR EARNHARDT Survived 2 weeks at home

CARL EDWARDS Will Trevor inherit his shop keys?

KYLE BUSCH This week’s Dover winner

JOEY LOGANO Middle name is Thomas

BRAD KESELOWSKI Can’t find the cruise control

BRIAN VICKERS Will win a race in June

GREG BIFFLE In a minislump


Hwy but 34 winning & S. Vineat•right Creston For Jimmie, it’s not just about winning, time

Jimmie Johnson had never gone this started to panic because you hadn’t points position would get us into the first No. 48 again. Do you feel like that’s far into a NASCAR Cup Series season had a win? Was there any extra added phase of the Chase. Granted, tonight starting to happen or do you need to without a win, but that all changed pressure coming into tonight? simplifies things. We’ll take it, move on.” win at Dover as well? when he captured the Coca-Cola 600 “No. I mean, the first goal is to make “We really want to heat up and win “We’re off to a good start. Multiple at Charlotte Sunday night. Johnson the Chase. You want to win races at races later in the season, especially wins do that. If we can take advantage of has never won fewer than two races or the end of the season. You have to win before the Chase starts. More than the next few tracks that are great tracks finished lower than sixth in final points races at the end of the season to be the anything, I just got tired of answering the for us, it would be great momentum. “ driving the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports champion. question. There wasn’t a lot of frustra“Ideally you’d love to do it before the Chevrolet. After the win, the six-time “Of course, we want to win early and tion due to pressure of winning. There Chase gets started and carry that right 2013 Ford Escape 2014 Fusion in not having 2012fast Mini Chrysler champion talked about the pressure of often. But we were holding steady in the Ford was frustration race Cooper into the start of2012 the Chase. But you netting that first victory. SEL AWD S Clubmannever know when200 championship points. In my opinion, I Titanium cars.” you’reLimited going to peak Was there any point in the beginning Ecoboost, don’t believe there Pwr willRoof, be 16 different AfterLeather, you won pole you you and when everything’s going to be just Pwr Htd Seats, EcoBoost, Pwr Heated Pwrthe1.6L, Auto, Htdsaid Leather, Pwr Roof, Loaded Pwr Htd Leather, Loaded w/Equip, of the season up until now that you winners. I felt like a28K strong wanted folks in the garage to 1-Owner, fear the Loaded w/Equip, 1-Owner, Mileschampionship Roof, Loaded, 1-Owner, 13K Miles w/Equip, Only 8Kright.” Miles New Tires, 1-Owner, Only 35K Miles

United Super Wash


Service Center











Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

High Lakes Leadership Initiative conducts program graduation for the class of 2014 The High Lakes Leadership Initiative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the graduation of the youth and adult leadership programs. The High Lakes Youth Leadership program graduated 15 students from Creston and East Union high schools. The High Lakes Leadership program graduated 15 adults from diverse employment backgrounds. The graduates were recognized for their achievement May 14 at Three Mile Lodge in Afton. Alan Feirer from Group Dynamic was the keynote speaker for a crowd of nearly 90 people. Feirer provided a story about how everyday interactions with others can be impactful when positive leadership skills are used to interact with others to brighten their day. “Leadership is meddling with other people’s lives, how we go about doing it can have positive or negative implications,” said Feirer. “We are excited to celebrate our fifth year of the High Lakes Leadership program and our second year of the High Lakes Youth Leadership program. We have now developed the programs to allow the opportunity for students and adults to work together making positive peer connections by using team building activities and service learning,” said Wayne Pantini, executive director of the Union County Development Association. “We are investing in the next generation of community leadership to be used not only in our schools and places of employment, but in the community as a whole.” The High Lakes Leadership Initiative is a program of the Union County Development Association. The leadership initiative is led by a growing list of alumni and other community volunteers.

MCNEILL TREE SERNew Today VICE. Topping, TrimHELP WANTED: ASST ming and Removal. Free Estimates, insured. Call for disabled woman at David at 641-344-9052. home and office, primarily weekdays, 641CLARK'S TREE & 782-5431. STUMP Removal. Free & Estimates, Insured. Call PLUMBERS 641-782-4907 or 641- HELPERS, New Construction & Service 342-1940. Cook Plumbing Corporation, 1425 Fuller Home & Farm Road, West Des Moines Improvement EEO -------PAINTING commercial & residential Certified Lead Safety Renovator

Help Wanted

– Wait Staff – Apply in person


Creston Family Restaurant

all types


Hwy. 34 • Creston

Garage Doors

$50 or Less

CARPENTRY 20+ yrs local service Contributed photo

Members of the 2014 High Lakes Youth Leadership graduating class are, back row from left, Emma Harper, Erin Creveling, Reagan Brown, Olivia Hartman, Allison Hadley, Ryan Collins, Katelinn Davis, Gabe Nixon, Jake Hitz; and front, Lynn Singer, Corissa Kinkade, Savannah Hartman, Courtney Phelps and Taylor Friend. Not pictured is Paola Onate Mercondes.

Dave Schaefer 641-348-2260


FOR SALE: OAT STRAW bales, clean heavy bales, $4.50 each; electric grass trimmer, $15.00 641-344-5369.

FULL-TIME TRACTOR Operator for local bridge construction project, perform related tasks as needed, heavy equipment experience a plus, 712-527-3455.

4 SHELF METAL STORAGE UNIT, $15.00; Power Stride Christian music exercise cassettes, set of 20, asking $40.00; Swiffer Wet Jet with ½ bottle of cleaner $5.00; 641-782-6144.

leave a message Fully Insured

DEADLINE for all Garage FOR SALE: Women's Sale Ads is Noon the day Ryka athletic shoes size before publication. 6 1/2 great shape, gray and coral, $20.00, 641202-0050.

CDL Drivers

Contributed photo

Members of the 2014 High Lakes Leadership graduating class are, back row from left, Bob Miller, Iowa State Savings Bank; Tyrell Miller, R.E. Lewis Refrigeration, Inc.; Jennifer Jackson, Bunn-O-Matic; Marta Addo, State Savings Bank; Rob Miller, Bunn-O-Matic; Sarah Wilson, First National Bank in Creston; Caitlyn Lesan, Southwestern Community College; Hannah West, IowaWORKS Southern Hills; front, Vidette Dixon-Borgmann, MATURA Headstart; Kiki Scarberry, Kiki’s Graphic Design; Christy Grandfield, R.E. Lewis Refrigeration, Inc.; Cabrielle Pettegrew, MATURA Action Corporation; Allison Kitzman, First National Bank in Creston; and Katie Carlton, Union County Recorder’s Office. Not pictured is Jocelyn Blazek, DECAT.

East Union Schools providing summer food service program AFTON — East Union Community School District is participating in the summer food service program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided June 2 through Aug. 8, Mondays through Thursdays. Breakfast is served 8 to 10:30 a.m. at East Union Schools concourse and 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Afton City Park. Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school concourse and 11:30 a.m. to noon at the park. To file a civil rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA program discrimination complaint form found online at complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the


Business Services

form. Individuals may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send a completed complaint form or letter by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, fax 202-690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 or 800-845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Iowa Non-Discrimination Notice: “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activ-

Speciality Sewing

Special Occasion • Costumes • Children • Infant Toddlers • Christening • Confirmations

and Alterations

— 28 Years of Experience • Creston —

Call Tami at 641-202-7249

We want to deliver your new


ities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, contact the Iowa Civil


Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004, call 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416 or visit http:// crc/index.html.

Brad Riley 641-349-8455 641-344-2064 Jake Riley 641-202-2442

Pizza Specials 2 Large 2 Topping

Home Improvement LLC

$18.50 + tax

FREE Estimates

Email: Website: “No job too big or too small!” LIKE us on Facebook

2 Large Specialty

$24.95 + tax Carry-out Only

A&G Steakhouse & Lounge 211 W. Adams • Creston • 782-7871


Your Moment is

rates as low as

2.40% Variable APR*


Take advantage of our low rates to purchase your next vehicle and visit to obtain your loan application.

Your moment is to purchase your next vehicle. car. truck. motorcycle. camper. lawn equipment. boat.

Contact one of our experienced lenders today. 888.782.5599 |

Give your baby the best possible start in life from your initial exam to birth and beyond. Karen Krogstad, M.D. Jill Breach, ARNP, CNM Emily Turner, FNP

1610 W. Townline Suite 100 • Creston, IA • 641-782-3877 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Member FDIC

*Available to customers who open a new First National Bank checking account. Initial Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will vary based on loan amount and credit history of borrower. The 2.40% initial variable APR in effect as of May 9, 2014 applies to individuals with credit scores of 680 and higher, subject to normal underwriting criteria. The initial APR will be fixed for 1 year, then APR is subject to change daily and is based on .85 under Prime Rate as published in the Wall Street Journal with a floor rate of 2.40% and ceiling rate of 4.49%. The current index as of May 9, 2014 is 3.25%. Balloon payment may result if interest rate increases. Limited Time Offer. Offer available for new loans to FNB and ACH loan payment required.

Looking for full to part time supplementing income moving utility trucks both locally and multistate. Drivers with flat towable cars preferred, great retirement work, Call Dave 859-361-9953.

LIKE NEW MOTORCYCLE HELMET with face mask, size small/medium, $25.00; new never used 33” cutting blade for Snapper Rider, paid $28.90 - Sell for $15.00 OBO; 2 tents – one small, one medium, $20.00 each or $35.00 for both. Good condition – great for backyard fun! 641-782-5779.

Creston First United Methodist Church has position open for

Choir Accompanist

Individual must be available to play piano for choir at Wednesday evening practices and Sunday church services starting end of August through May. Submit resume to:

Senior Pastor Gideon Gallo Creston First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Creston, IA


CNA — all shifts RN/LPN — 6pm-6am shift CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE — 2pm-10pm shift —

RESTORATIVE AIDE We offer excellent holiday pay, accumulation of sick & vacation time. Come join our team where we provide a home-like environment & excellent quality of care.

Call Rod or stop by & fill out an application

“The People Place... more than just a nursing facility!”

Greenfield Manor and Assisted Living

641-743-6131 615 S. E. Kent • Greenfield, IA 50849 EOE

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

Sat. May 31- 10:00AM Rural Creston, IA. Tools, Shop Items, Airplane Parts, Lawn Equipment, Antiques & Collectibles, Modern Furniture and Household Goods for Bill & Norma Mercer. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sat. May 31- 1:00PM Mount Ayr, IA. Household Goods and Miscellaneous for Bob & Connie Eason. Auctioneers: Jim Smith, Curt Pierschbacher. Sun. June 1- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Tools & Misc. Items; Lawn Equipment; lg. selection of Oil Lamps; Guitars; Music Equipment; Tapes; CDs & more for Sandy Bolinger & the late Jr. (Rocky) Bolinger. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Mon. June 2- 5:00PM Creston, IA. Multi-Party and Estate Sale consisting of Tools, Antiques, Collectibles, Modern Furniture and Household Goods. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill. Sat. June 7- 10:30AM Lenox, IA. Real Estate sells at 1PM; Acreage, Farm and Household Goods for Jamie and Lori Kinyon. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Sun. June 8- 10:30AM Afton, IA. Real Estate consisting of 6.84 acres M/L sells at 1:30PM. Modern Furniture, Appliances, Household Goods, Tools, Pickup, 1/16th Scale Farm Toys, Heston & others Belt Buckles, Farm Machinery and Misc. for the Jack Shiflett Estate. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Todd Crill, Steve Bergren. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

Garage Sale Southwest

Garage Sale Northwest



917 N. Oak Friday, May 30 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Antiques including furniture; collectibles including tins and mason jars; king size bedroom set $250 OBO; lots of misc. LOTS OF FREE ITEMS!!!

426 Wyoming Friday, May 30 3 – 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Baby clothes; pack-nplay; bouncers; lots of other baby items; kids clothing toddler size & up; computer desk; futon; many other misc. items. Come check us out!

Garage Sale Southeast



Miscellaneous For Rent MACKSBURG CITY New Today WIDE GARAGE SALE Friday June 6th, 12pm to 2 BEDROOM APART$400/month, 5pm Saturday June MENT, plus deposit, no pets, 7th, 8am to 12pm NO SMOKING, references required, 641Livestock 344-3201. POLLED HEREFORD Behind the eight ball? BULLS, 2 year old year- Here’s your cue: Want Ads lings, semen tested, free will work for you! delivery, Dick Graham, 641-340-0325.


Sport Some


1991 CAMARO, T-tops, 5 speed, $825.00 firm, 641-344-3120.

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

606 S. Cherry

Friday, May 30 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lots of boys and girls clothes, men and women clothes; toys; bikes; computer desk; TVs; 10” kicker comp subwoofer; lawn mower; refrigerator; wardrobe; old banana boxes and lots of misc.

RUMMAGE SALE Creston Depot Mealsite

Saturday, May 31 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

STOP LOOKING - it’s all Home décor; mi- in the Want Ads. crowave; blankets; pictures; rugs; books; ectoRy knick knacks; clothes; CARE T-shirts; dog e un hop breed magnets; many 107 W. Howard boxes of misc. Sponsored by Creston Animal Rescue Effort

R R -R


1/2 PRICE Summer


Clothing Sale

Friday, May 30 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31 8 a.m. - ? No Early Birds Motorcycle jack; Harley Davidson parts; washer; dryer; household furniture; silver jeans (womens); misc.

some exclusions may apply

May 30th, May 31st & June 3rd HOURS: Tuesday 12-5 Friday 9-5 Saturday 9-12

NICE, EFFICIENCY LOFT apartment in Afton, stove/refrigerator furnished, $375/mo., washer/dryer on premises, 641-3445478. 1 & 2 BEDROOM APTS IN CRESTON. Rent based on income, Onsite laundry, No pets 877-959-2534. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer Equal Housing Opportunity. Handicap accessible

1-BEDROOM APARTMENT and one Efficiency apartment; no smoking, no pets, references and deposit required, 641-782-9537. 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT appliances included, coin operated washer and dryer, no pets, no smoking, $550/mo. plus deposit, 702 S. Poplar, 515-321-8247.

New Today 2 BEDROOM ARISPE HOUSE, with full basement, garage and large yard. No smoking or pets. $400/mo plus deposit. 641-347-8863. FOR RENT: 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, 306 Livingston, appliances including washer & dryer, deposit and references, no pets, or smoking, 641-782-0788.

...make a play for some extra cash by advertising your “no longer used” sporting goods in the “For Sale” section of our classified pages and trade up to some new equipment of your own.

Creston News Advertiser Classifieds 641-782-2141

Our ads always HIT the...

Individual must be available to prepare and direct the choir to participate in Wednesday evening choir practices and Sunday worship services starting end of August through May.


Senior Pastor Gideon Gallo Creston First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 265, Creston, IA

Creston First United Methodist Church

Choir Director

Submit resume to:

From Wellman’s corner Creston, 1 mile east on Hwy 34, south on Iris Ave. (pavement) to water tower, 1/2 mile north on Jaguar Ave.


HOME SERVICES DIRECTORY Find the right people for the job, right here.

Bee Removal

Siding & Windows

HONEY BEE REMOVAL AND RESCUE SERVICE. Also selling honey and beeswax. John Brennan, 641-782-3795.

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

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

Glass QUALITY GLASS CO. Automotive, home, business and farm. Commercial lock service and trailer sales. Hwy 34 East, in Creston 641-782-5155

WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or 641-344-5523.

BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of Plumber continuous reliable service in SouthSCHROEDER PLUMBING and west Iowa, free estimates, 641-322ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ 5160 or 1-800-245-0337. new installations, new breaker Storage boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in SHARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, manufactured and mobile homes. records, inventory, furniture. Free estimates, licensed, insured, You store it, lock it, take the 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & key. Industrial Park, Creston, 641-782-6227. Mastercard.

Apply in person at


2168 US Hwy 34, Corning, IA 641-322-3291

MDS coordinatorRN preferred Benefits Include: Health Insurance, 401K & Paid time off. 1000 E. Howard Creston


Your Guide To Dining And Entertainment

EOE • Drug Free

Ext. 239



PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBER Now accepting Applications for all Shifts

Buy 1 Get 1

Bring a Friend and SAVE!

ENHANCED WAGE PROGRESSION (Shift differential not included) START AT $13.25 $14.25 AFTER 1 YEAR $14.75 AFTER 18 MONTHS $15.80 AFTER 36 MONTHS

1/2 Price


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


Good every Monday No Coupon Needed

East Union Facilities (Buildings and Grounds) Manager QUALIFICATIONS: Required • Physical abilities to meet job requirements • Ability to provide leadership and supervise personnel in accordance with district policy, state, and federal mandates • Able to work different shifts, days, and/ or schedule • Knowledge of emergency procedures and problems related to security • Understanding of inventory control • Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work • Ability to provide a safe, attractive, and comfortable school environment • Ability to function within the framework of a school environment

Preferred • High School Diploma or GED; supplemented by demonstrated ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience • Experience in supervision of school custodial department or related experience

Friday, May 30 • 4 - 7PM Saturday, May 31 • 9AM - 3PM Windy Acres Antiques to see pictures

Certifications or experience helpful. Background checks are done as required. You must be able and willing to work and there as scheduled.

CNA’s Full time and part time available RN CHARGE NURSE

Springtime Open House

Rex and Lois Daub, 641-782-7283 1830 Jaguar Ave. • Creston, IA

Hours vary 5:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 3-5 days a week


Osceola Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Homemade Garden Carts • Barbed wire Balls Funky Yard Art - Sawblades Fun & Funky ne Rocks for Landscaping Things Many o d in k for Sale Painted Furniture of a Antique Furniture, Glassware & Primitives and many more fun things!


has position open for

Please stop by your nearest Workforce Development Center to fill out an application. Applications can also be picked up at Osceola Foods and mailed back to Jared Lee, 1027 Warren Ave. Osceola, IA 50213 Applications will be accepted from May 20 thru June 22, 2014

Special Features


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

CDL DRIVER Iowa Select Farms has positions open for CDL Drivers responsible for transporting hogs between farm sites and to packer locations. Drivers operate company-owned late model Peterbilt trucks and haul five days a week, home every day. This position requires a Class A CDL with a clean driving record. Candidates must be dependable, detail-oriented and follow all regulatory, safety, biosecurity and record keeping protocols. Previous livestock hauling experience desired. Drivers receive competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package that includes single/family health, vision and dental coverage, 401(k), life insurance, flex plan and vacation, holiday and sick pay with sick day payout. Get hired and refer a friend to any position within the company — employees receive a $1,560 referral bonus. Apply online at, contact Domingo Pedro at 641-347-5065 or stop by 101 North Douglas in Afton to complete an application.

• Requires prolonged standing • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials • Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, and reaching • Requires climbing and balancing • Must work indoors and outdoors year-round • Work environment may include exposure to cold, heat, humidity, and dust, and chemicals

Essential Functions • Help ensure clean and safe facilities • Work well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with individuals and departments of the school district and community • Able to accept directions, changing situations, and work assignments • Exemplify good work habits for other employees • Show initiative in willingness to assume responsibility by being able to determine priority in work schedule • Ability to plan constructively for future events, needs or changes (Example: 1. Create or try new products. 2. Try new ways of doing job.)

Essential Responsibilities • • • • • • • •

Provide a safe environment for staff and students Abide by all state health and safety regulations Maintain consistent and effective communication with custodial staff Supervise and evaluate work of custodial staff as required Assist in hiring and termination as required Order supplies, equipment and repairs as needed Maintain/supervise care of grounds (snow removal, mowing, etc.) Have responsibility for oversight of parking areas, fields, external parts of school buildings, bus barn and other building structures • Adhere to all district health and safety polices, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan • Complete annual safety training as required by law and district policy • Attend training/workshops as required to stay current with products and procedures Year-round position. Includes employee benefits.

Send letter of interest and resume to: Dr. Pam Vogel, Superintendent; C/O East Union Community Schools, 1916 High School Drive, Afton, IA, 50830

Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.





To advertise call 641-782-2141 ext. 239


Check it out! Weekly GARAGE SALES


Creston News Advertiser Thursday, May 29, 2014

Angelou imparted charge to action in Eastern Iowa (MCT) — “Maya Angelou has paved the way for all women today,” event Director Diane Ramsey told an overflow audience April 26, 2011, at the Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference in Coralville. For the next hour, Angelou offered pearls of wisdom born of her then-83 years of knowing great joy and great hardship, as she developed the courage to let herself soar. Through poetry, song, life stories and encouraging words, she urged those gathered to continue teaching, leading the next generation through truth and example. It was an example set by her grandmother who was raising two sons “in the lynching South” and “had enough courage to lead.” “In her time she was considered a wise woman. How do we get to be like that, unless you accept your responsibility? “This is why I wanted to come here,” Angelou said, “because the women in this leadership conference have decided to accept the responsibility — to take the responsibility for the time they have

and the space they occupy.” The celebrated poet, author, professor, singer, dancer, actor, historian, playwright, producer, director and civil-rights activist made other trips to Eastern Iowa, as well. In June 1985, she told the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, meeting in Cedar Rapids, that “an entire species depends on keeping the arts alive and accessible.” She called each person a “resource of incredible art,” saying she learned at an early age “that being an artist means taking responsibility for the time and space one takes up.” In September 1994, she used her words and music to captivate 2,500 people at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. “This is your life. It’s not your momma’s. It’s not your papa’s. It’s not your boyfriend’s. It’s not your girlfriend’s. This is your life. Have it.” —————— ©2014 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) MCT Information Services

Farmers’ market vouchers available for seniors According to Connections Area Agency, the state is continuing the farmers’ market voucher program for senior citizens. With this program, seniors meeting income requirements may obtain vouchers they may use at participating area farmers’ markets to buy $30 worth of fresh, locally-grown produce. If seniors have questions about eligibility, check with a local senior center. The

vouchers will be available at the local senior center by June 2. Eligible seniors completed application guarantees a booklet, but there is a limited number. Program Criteria: • Must be at least 60 years of age or older. • Annual income must be less than $21,590 single; $29,101 married. • Only one original application allowed per individual. No photocopies or duplicate applications allowed.

Lights, cameras, cows? By ALEXI GROUMOUTIS

in her blood considering she was born and raised Southern Iowa Resource on the same farm that she Conservation and now tends with her brother Development Local Foods Alan Weisshaar and father Coordinator Joe Weisshaar. When it comes to workJean Weisshaar traded ing with family, Weisshaar her fast-paced life in Los smiles and acknowledges it Angeles, Calif., for a life can be challenging. on the farm. “Everyone wants to be Weisshaar, owner of the boss and nobody wants Wiser Post, a boutique to be the boss at the same post production company time,” Weisshaar said. that creates television Although farming is an and feature-film trailers industry traditionally dom(‘Star Trek 2’ being one of inated by men, Weisshaar her accounts) decided to is a woman and you can switch gears and return to hear her roar. She drives her hometown of Creston semi tractors, bales hay, in 2007 after being gone plants crops and raises catfor 20 years. tle. Weisshaar said farming This decision came afmakes her feel alive. ter she and her husband For the Weisshaars, started a family. Although farming is more than just she hasn’t completely left the bottom line. They are the movie business, she’s mindful about land conservation and take steps to prevent soil erosion. “We’re all eatWeisshaar said she and ing this beef, her family also care deeply about the welfare of their so what do you cattle. They implement a want to feed practice known as fence your kids? Are weaning. The calves are separated by a fence duryou going to ing weaning, allowing them sell something to still to see and hear their mothers which reduces calf to somebody else that you are stress. Weisshaar Family Farm not going to eat raises antibiotic-free and hormone-free natural yourself?” beef. They’ve chosen this direction because they feel — Jean Weisshaar it’s healthier for people Weisshaar Family Farm and their livestock. “It’s a better way to brought in a partner and raise animals because it’s now operates as the CFO better for them and betof the company while ter for your end market working from home and user as well,” Weisshaar traveling to L.A. several said. “We’re all eating this times a year — this in addibeef, so what do you want tion to being a wife, mothto feed your kids? Are you er and cattle farmer. Farming, however, is not foreign to Weisshaar. As a matter of fact, it’s

You are invited to attend the

35th Anniversary

Contributed photo BRENDA STRAUSS

Pictured is Alan, Jean and Joe Weisshaar of Creston.

going to sell something to somebody else that you are not going to eat yourself?” Weisshaar Family Farm, whose lean beef is intended for the niche market of health conscious consumers, sells their beef at Creston Farmers’ Market and the Iowa Food Coop ( They also sell their beef to the Gathering Table restaurant at the Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center. In addition, they sell halves, quarters and whole beef directly to consumers. You can contact Jean Weisshaar at jean@wiser- 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.

For all your Heating & Cooling needs call

Dance Recital Production

DANCE It’s A Sweet Life From giggling pre school dancers, 20 14 delight, to the precision, award twirling with winning competition routines.

Heating & Cooling degree from the Universal Technical Institute Over 20 years experience Glenn is a HVAC SAVE Certified Professional who can help you qualify for savings on a new furnace or air conditioning installation with Alliant Energy Rebates!

24-Hour Emergency Service FREE Estimates • Air Conditioning Heat Pumps • Boilers • Geothermal Furnaces Sales, Service & Installation Residential & Light Commercial

You will enjoy watching Happy Confident Dancers and Tumblers In their Gorgeous Costumes With Beautiful Scenery


Each Recital Production is overflowing with a separate cast of performers and routines.

Friday & Saturday, May 30 & 31 Creston High School Auditorium opens at 5:30pm and the

Glenn & Heather Orr - Owners


Production begins at 6:00pm Admission is $6.00. Helping Dreams Come True Since 1979 Leslie’s Dance Emporium is a division of LDE Inc.

1 Large Dance family ≈ 3 Convenient Locations

Creston Osceola Mount Ayr

Main Office: 218 North Pine St. • Creston, Iowa 50801


You can find information about our Summer Dance Programs at

Licensed & Insured | Alliant & REC Rebates | Over 20 Years Experience in the Creston Area



Call Glenn to SAVE $5 off your complete air conditioner check!

— Call us for details — COUPON (Includes regular size filter and complete check of your residential system)


Creston News Advertiser

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you