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Creston man certified through SWCC program Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on GAP and PACE funding and students at SWCC. By BAILEY POOLMAN
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Justin Hornyak of Creston did what was expected of people today: after school he went to college to earn his degree. But, Hornyak’s journey was not the run-of-themill college story. Instead, he earned his GED and college certification in the same year.
Certification Hornyak, 28, earned his GED in Creston in 2013. He then started college at Southwestern Community College the same year, working toward a degree in psychology. Hornyak “I started to get my degree in psychology,” Hornyak said. “They were making me do an Associ-
ate of Art, which was a two-year course, and I ended up having a baby, so that kind of stopped it.” Hornyak and his wife, Danika, had a daughter in December 2013. Aurora is seven months old.
‘Rude awakening’ After his daughter was born, college became difficult. Hornyak quit and got a job at Lakeside Casino in Osceola. “It was pretty bad working at the casino,” Hornyak said. “The people were great, I loved the staff. But, to drive back and forth
from here to Osceola for 12-hour shifts, for $9.07 an hour, that wasn’t worth it. And, it was such a strain.” It was a rude awakening for him when he realized he did not want to work at the casino for the rest of his life. “I wanted something better,” Hornyak said. “It was a really rude awakening. I counted the money for the casino, and they only paid their employees $9.07 an hour, and I got to see $900,000 on a table in front of me. ‘Well, this isn’t fair,’ I
said. So, I decided I wanted to do something more, something better, something worth working for.” Hornyak received a flyer at Southern Prairie YMCA with information about a 24-hour welding class at SWCC. “I was all over that because welders get paid really well and they’re high demand, so I did that,” Hornyak said. “That’s when I was introduced to Kelsey at the GAP program.” Please see GAP, Page 2
KSIB TRACTOR RIDE Republican convention moved to Urbandale
The third annual KSIB Tractor Ride was held Sunday with stops in Carl, Greenfield, Orient and back to Creston. More than 150 riders participated in the event. ■
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The Republican party was supposed to select its nominee for Iowa’s open 3rd Congressional District at Creston High School June 21. Creston is the most centralized location in the third district, which spans from Council Bluffs northeast to Des Moines. However, party officials ■ The made last minute changes over the weekend moving Republican the location of the special convention to nomination to Des Moines nominate a 3rd Christian High School in Urbandale citing a “scheduling Congressional conflict” in Creston. nominee has “We just couldn’t accommoved from modate everything they needed,” said Jeff Bevins, Creston to activities director at Creston Urbandale High School. Bevins said the Republibecause of a can party wanted use of both “scheduling gymnasiums — high school conflict.” and middle school — as well as classrooms. Bevins said carpet is currently being replaced at the classrooms at the high school. “It just wasn’t going to work,” Bevins said. “Our school gymnasiums do not shut down in the summer. We have all sorts of activities happening.” Now, more than 500 delegates will flood Urbandale June 21 to nominate their candidate for U.S. House. The reason for this special nomination convention is no candidate received the necessary 35 percent of the vote during the primary election earlier this month. In the primary, candidate Brad Zaun received 24.7 percent of the vote and Robert Cramer and Matt Schultz were close behind with 21.2 and 20.1 percent, respectively. Other candidates in this race are David Young, Monte Shaw and Joe Grandanette. The nominee will face Democrat Staci Appel this fall in the general election.
Above, the first group of tractors make their way around a bend on Southwest Kent Street toward Greenfield Sunday. Right, World War II Veteran Marvin Sobotka of Diagonal salutes the camera as he drives his 1937 Farmall F-30 east near Fontanelle. Sobotka displayed a sign on his tractor with facts about his tractor and details of his time as a bomber in the 98th Bomb group. Bottom right, Willard Fain of Afton shows his pride by displaying American flags on the front of his 1957 John Deere tractor. CNA photos by SARAH BROWN
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at Creston News Advertiser. According to Paulsen, more than 200 tickets were sold to this event, which includes a performance by the Creston Peppers, pie-eating contest, pork chop toss, food, refreshments, a Barnstormers T-shirt
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Dr. M. Russell Mahaffey, 88, of Osage, died on June 3, 2014 at Osage Rehab, Osage, Mahaffey Iowa. Funeral service will be on June 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa, with Rev. Dr. Byron Northwick officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Iowa. Military Honors will be conducted by the Walter T. Enneberg Post #358 of the American Legion. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar. Russell was born October 17, 1925 in Riceville, Iowa to Jesse H. and Amy V. (Wilkes) Mahaffey. Shortly after his birth they moved to New London, Ia, later to Tripoli, Ia and by the time he was 3 they had moved to Eagle Grove, Ia. In the fall of 1930 Russell entered kindergarten and finished 7th grade in 1938 when they moved to Storm Lake, Ia where he finished grades 8-12 and graduated in 1943. In April of 1943 Russell enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was trained as a bombardier/navigator and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1945. The war ended in Europe and he was assigned to train bombardiers who had not completed their 50 missions in Europe in the new twin engine bomber the A-26. He was honorably discharged through the Sioux City Army Air Corps base. Russell was united in marriage to Bonnie June Waterman on February 7, 1946, to this union three children were born; Michael W. (Patti) Mahaffey, Rachael Mahaffey and Heidi Mahaffey (Tom) Nelson. He graduated from Buena Vista College in 1948 and began teaching in Early, Ia. While at Early he began his Masters Degree at the University of South Dakota. In 1951 he moved to Jewel, Ia, where he served as High School Principal and taught math. In 1953 he accepted a High School Superintendent position at Hospers, Ia. He received his Masters Degree in 1953 from the U. of S.D. In 1956 he moved to Mapleton as Supt. of schools at both Hospers and Mapleton where he also served as Elementary Principal at both schools. In 1959 he was offered Elementary Principal at Sioux City, Iowa. In 1963 he was offered a position as Supt. at Clarke Comm. School, Osceola, Ia. Russell became Supt of Schools at East Green Schools, Grand Junction, Ia, where
he was for 9 years. While there he received his PH. D. from Iowa State University in 1972. In 1975 he was hired at AEA 5 as Assistant Adm. Dir. Of Other Services, Business Mgr. and Chief Negotiator for AEA Board. Russell was united in marriage to E. A. Eberle in 1978. In 1979 he was hired as Supt at Crete-Monee Public Schools, Crete, Ill. In 1981 he joined AFLAC as an agent and purchased an insurance business in Jefferson, Ia. In 1984 he became Supt at Plainfield, Ia. In 1985 he became Supt at Prescott, Ia, where he served for 9 years. In 1988 they purchased a cottage and Colbalt boat at Clear Lake, Ia. In 1992 they purchased a home in Laberton, Mn. In 1996 they moved to Byron, Mn., then to Rochester, Mn., then to Springfield, Mo., then Mason City, Ia., Rochester, Mn, St. Ansgar, Ia and Osage, Ia. Russell was an Emeritu Member of the American Assoc. of School Administrators and a life member of Iowa Assoc. of School Administrators. From 19751976 he served as President of Area 5 Supt. Assoc. He refereed for over 30 years as a football and basketball official in high school and college. In 1995 he was inducted into the Iowa Athletic Coaches Assoc. Basketball Hall of Fame. Russell had been a lifetime member of the American Legion since 1945, as well as a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a longtime member of Lion’s and Rotary, serving two years as Lion’s President and 16 years as Rotary song leader. He sand in many church choirs and directed the Methodist Church Choir for three years as was also lay leader of Grand Junction Methodist Church. He served I.G.H.S. Athletic Rep. Board. He served three years on the B.V.U. National Alumni Board. Russell was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, where he greatly enjoyed Rev. Dr. Byron Northwick and his biblical knowledge. He also became good friends with Dr. Harold Salem of Aberdeen, S.D., and enjoyed the fellowship of Pastor Gary Gonnerman. Russell was led to the Lord by the personal influence of three people; Andrew Jurriaans, Rev. A. Hellenga and Rev. T.W. Wilson. A special joy to Russell was having Chris Adkins in his life of the last 23 years. Every time he had been in the hospital, Chris had stayed with him the entire time. Since 1994 they had enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Branson, Mo. (many times), Kansas City and northern Minnesota. Russell was blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Ia. www.schroeder&sites.com
Darlyne White Creston
Darlyne White, 102, of Creston died June 6, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be at White 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Delores Doench and the Rev. Tim Maxa will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Platte Center Church or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh. com. Darlyne White, daughter of Olin and Grace McIlravy, was born Oct. 4, 1911. She grew up in southwest Iowa where her parents farmed near and operated a
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to raise awareness and funds for Brain Injury Association of America. In the process of running more than 3,500 miles, Goldman is attempting to break the women’s trans-American run record, currently held by Mavis Hutchinson, who completed the distance in 69 days, two hours and 40 minutes in 1978. Goldman is no stranger to this type of endeavor. She completed a coast to coast venture from California to New Hampshire in 1995 on her bicycle. “I will be the second woman in history to do this running solo,” said Goldman. Goldman, who is crossing the United States on foot opted out of having a team of people and a support vehicle and instead pushes a 50 pound cart filled with changes of clothes, food and water. “I’ve got everything I need right here,” said Goldman. However, a road closure on east bound Highway 34 forced her to take a detour through Lenox, which she said made for a very painful experience. “The worst was the bridge detour,” said Goldman. “There was no shoulder.” The four mile detour left Goldman “sloshing around in the gravel” as her cart “fishtailed” around. She said her socks got wet and damaged resulting in loss of skin and blisters on her feet.
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“I’m sunburned, dehydrated and exhausted,” Goldman said. But, that doesn’t stop her from running 40 to 55 miles a day to get where she’s going. Aside from her followers on Facebook, friends and family, she said it’s the support of passersby who have kept her going. “I had someone take me to dinner last night (Michelle and Larry Hicks of Creston) and someone bring me athletic socks (Jill Keubler Hoakison of Ankeny) and water (Chris Cole of Corning),” said Goldman. As she took off to continue her run toward Osceola, Goldman exclaimed, “Creston rocks!”
At the beginning of the February course, Hornyak went to the continuing education office for more information on funding. He was referred to Kelsey Hollen, pathway navigator for the GAP and PACE programs at SWCC. GAP and PACE GAP and PACE programs are state funding to create programs for community colleges to aid students with financial difficulties in receiving certifications in certain areas. Certifications include CNA, paramedic and welding certifications. Hollen spoke with Hornyak about continuing his education after the twoweek course. “I thought she meant getting a degree in welding. I was like, ‘That didn’t work out the first time,’” Hornyak said. “She told me I could get my national certification, which would be however long the instructor decided.” Hornyak started a threemonth certification practice in March. Passing the test means the student will be certified nationally, and be able to weld anywhere in the United States. “You got to pass a test, and they X-ray it, and if there’s one slight hole in your weld, they’ll fail you,” Hornyak said. “You have to be that pristine on your weld.” Hornyak passed the test, and soon after interviewed for a welding position at a company in Corning. Hornyak’s first day at the job is today. GAP and PACE funding aided Hornyak by helping pay for welding equipment needed for the three-month certification course, and helping with transportation to classes and job interviews. “Just knowing that I’m covered in every corner is a pretty good feeling,” Hornyak said. “Not so much stress in finding a job as usual.” Hollen was also part of helping Hornyak learn to put together a resumé, with help at Iowa Workforce
Development. Prepared to continue Hornyak said he feels prepared now for his new job and anything in the future. During his 24-hour course, he learned welding techniques he will do at his new job. And, while he was working on his resumé, he earned his national career readiness certificate through Iowa Workforce Development, 215 N. Elm St. “I would like a college degree in welding, that would be pretty nice,” Hornyak said. “In consideration, it’s not going to happen instantly, or within months, or maybe not even years.” But, welding is a step in the direction Hornyak wants to go. That direction is blacksmithing. Blacksmithing is the art of creating objects from wrought iron or steel using tools to hammer, bend and cut. “It’s always been my dream job to make swords. Everybody likes swords,” Hornyak said. “If you can get your job off the ground, there’s a lot of promise in it. Renaissance fairs, flea markets, pawn shops, collectors, you can’t go wrong with it. So, the welding thing is just a step ahead.” Hornyak said he had one bit of advice for those who wanted to change their current situation but didn’t know how. “Get ahold of Kelsey,” Hornyak said. “I didn’t really think my life could get this far. And, here I am. I’m going to be a welder. I never, never once thought I would take up a job in welding, and here I am. I’m going to be a welder. I plan on continuing this career as long as possible, until my dream goal is met.” For more information, contact Hollen at 641-7821417 or hollen@swcciowa. edu.
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grocery store in Kent. Darlyne graduated from Creston High School in 1930, and subsequently worked with her parents in the grocery business. On March 4, 1940, Darlyne married Forrest White at the Christian Church in Creston. Forrest and Darlyne farmed near Diagonal and Kent until retiring to Creston in 1993. In addition to raising four children, Darlyne was active in the Farm Bureau and 4-H organizations. Darlyne was a member of the Christian Church of Creston and later churches in Diagonal and Kent, and lastly the Platte Center Church near Kent. Darlyne is survived by her sons, Ronald (wife Dianna) White of Lenox, Alan (wife Linda) White of Malcolm and Galen (wife Diane) White of Kent; daughter Phyllis (husband Lanny) Green of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
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“A” HONOR ROLL SENIORS Spurrier, Harper SOPHOMORES Eddy, Blake FRESHMEN Hensley, Owen Long, Cody 8TH GRADE Davis, Quincey Kralik, Ashlyn “B” HONOR ROLL SENIORS Cheers, Brett Dunmire, Alexsandria
Eddy, Devon Metzger, Alison Still, Kimberly JUNIORS Eads, Shannon Moss, Lisa Neal, Courtney Thompson, Jordan SOPHOMORES Huntington, Joseph Spurrier, Morgan Waldhauser, Shyla FRESHMEN Eslinger, Keaton Mikkelsen, Jackson
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“A” HONOR ROLL SENIORS Spurrier, Harper SOPHOMORES Eddy, Blake Spurrier, Morgan FRESHMEN Eslinger, Keaton Hensley, Owen Long, Cody Nichols, Dylan 8TH GRADE Davis, Quincey Kralik, Ashlyn Sammons, Brooklyn 7TH GRADE Gardner, Haylee
Gordon, Shiloh “B” HONOR ROLL SENIORS Anglin, Rusti Cheers, Brett Dunmire, Alexsandria Hagle, Cody Hensley, Wyatt Still, Kimberly JUNIORS Eads, Shannon Moss, Lisa Neal, Courtney Thompson, Jordan SOPHOMORES Huntington, Joseph Waldhauser, Shyla
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Schedule of driver’s license examiners: Bedford: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Taylor County Courthouse, 407 Jefferson St. Corning: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adams County Courthouse. Driving tests on Wednesday mornings by appointment. Creston: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Union County Courthouse, 300 N. Pine St. Driving tests Wednesdays. Call 782-1710 for an appointment. Greenfield: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., treasurer’s office, Adair County Courthouse, 400 Public Square. Mount Ayr: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., treasurer’s office, Ringgold County Courthouse, 109 W. Madison St. Osceola: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., treasurer’s office, Clarke County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St. Winterset: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 112 N. John Wayne Drive.
TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Southwest Iowa Dancers
Creston Airport Commission, 6 p.m. today, meal site, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: public forum; appointment with Andrew Collings, Southern Iowa Council of Governments, to discuss airport zoning; discuss improvements to radio-controlled air field. —————— Gibson Memorial Library Board of Trustees, 6:15 p.m. today, library. Agenda includes: closed meeting to discuss personnel matter. —————— Creston City Waterworks Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, boardroom. Agenda includes: 5:35 p.m. discuss Twelve Mile water treatment plant internet contract with Iowa Network Services; discuss invoice from Polyraise LLC for 1204 N. Vine; discuss cost of living increase for hourly fulltime employees; resolution regarding increase in city of Creston Waterworks fees. ——————
Jam Session, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mount Ayr American Legion. Sandwiches and soup available. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.
Creston Lions Club Board of Directors, 7 a.m., Hy-Vee Deli. Creston Kiwanis Club, noon, The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. OLE Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Free community meal, 5 to 6p.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. VFW Post No. 1797, 6 p.m., Elks Lodge, 403 W. Montgomery St. Eagles Aerie, 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 7 to 10 p.m., the Junction (Hwys 2 and 65) east of Leon. Homemade buffet for free will offering before dance. Eagles Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m., Eagles Lodge. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. closed meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.
TOPS 116, 9:30 a.m., United Church of Christ (Congregational), 501 W. Montgomery St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers 12x12 study, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking.
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Joseph Allen Hoegh, 35, of Corning was charged with possession of methamphetamine and five counts of child endangerment 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Union Count Law Enforcement Center. According to a Creston Police report, officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 25 west of Cottonwood Street. During the stop, officers located a white powdery substance believed to be methamphetamine in the center console. The passenger, identified as Hoegh, admitted to officers he had consumed methamphetamine with the driver earlier that
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Horoscope Tuesday, June 10, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a curious day. First, you are worried about finances. “I’m broke!” Then later in the day, you receive financial benefits. “I’m rich!” TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Conversations with partners and close friends will discourage you today. Nevertheless, by evening, you are laughing and having a good time. Go figure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An authority figure at work or someone older might criticize you. Don’t let this get you down. Late in the day, work-related travel or something positive will occur. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your responsibilities with children might be onerous today. However, by evening, social occasions, fun escapes and playful times with kids will turn your day around. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An older family member might be critical today. Or something seems to weigh heavily on your mind. Fear not, because by evening, you are happy again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Don’t let yourself be sidetracked with worries today. And don’t let negative people put you down. By evening, you will feel upbeat and happy. Courage! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your financial scene looks discouraging today, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, for some reason, by evening, you see moneymaking possibilities, and you feel much better about everything. Ka-ching! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today the Moon is in your sign, lined up with stern Saturn. This is serious and depressing. But late in the day, it dances with lucky Jupiter and blows the clouds away. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Solitude and loneliness may be part of your dayto-day. Fear not, because this is a brief passing cloud on your horizon. By evening, you’re laughing again. Life is like that, isn’t it? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Someone older or more experienced than you might be critical of you today. (You need this like a fish needs a bicycle.) Fortunately, by evening, all is forgotten. No need to react.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Do not ask authority figures (bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs or the police) for permission or a favor today. Their reply will be, “Talk to the hand.” However, by evening, they are receptive. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Plans with travel, higher education, publishing and the media might look grim today. Just wait, because by this evening, you see a way through the clouds. YOU BORN TODAY You are
talented, capable and bravely face the challenges that life throws at you — along with its blessings. You often are attracted to the mysterious, dark side. You work hard to create the kind of environment you want around you. You are down-to-earth and human. This year a major change might take place, perhaps as significant as whatever occurred around 2005. Be bold! (c) 2014 King Syndicate, Inc.
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Miami rebounds SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 Sunday night. Chris Bosh made the goahead 3-pointer on a pass from James with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the postseason. Just like last year, they rebounded after losing Game 1 to the Spurs. Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who are headed home for Game 3 Tuesday night. James played more than 37 minutes, making 14 of 22 shots. He was 1 for 4 with three turnovers in a shaky first quarter, then made 11 of his next 13.
Ninth title PARIS — Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent’s serve —and his will. Doing what he does so well on the red clay of Roland Garros, a surface and site he dominates so completely, the No. 1-seeded Nadal wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 Sunday to win his ninth French Open championship and fifth in a row, both records.
Earnhardt wins LONG POND, Pa. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned Brad Keselowski’s trash into Victory Lane treasure, pulling away down the stretch Sunday at Pocono Raceway for his second win of the season and a secured spot in the Chase field. He paired his first career win at Pocono with his Daytona 500 championship for his first multi-win season since 2004. For as strong as he ran in the No. 88 Chevrolet, Keselowski gift-wrapped this win when he yielded the lead with five laps left in a desperate attempt to clear debris from his grille and cool his overheated engine. Keselowski’s gamble backfired - he couldn’t get the draft needed from the lapped traffic to clear his car and make one final pass for the win on Earnhardt.
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Ceremony to honor Panther baseball league champs Belger’s SE Polk team part of festivities By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
“I think it’s simply that we didn’t think anybody could beat us.” That’s how Mike Linch remembers the golden era of Creston High School baseball, the start of a five- Linch year run of conference championships in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which included an agonizing 4-3 defeat in the 1990 state championship game. Those teams were part of a 21-year tenure for Vic Belger as head baseball coach. For many of those years, CHS graduate Dave Hartman was his assistant. Other assistants during the run were Dave Loos and Mike Gerleman. On Wednesday, Belger’s oldest son, Scott, will bring
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Members of the 1989 Creston baseball team that started a streak of five straight conference championships and a state tournament appearance in 1990 are, from left, Scott Belger, Brett Willenborg, Aaron Spainhower, Scott Driskell, Brian Monday, Brian Haines, Chad Hightshoe and Matt Higgins. Back row, Ryan Woods, Chad Good, Chad Willets, Kevin Kendrick, Brian Parkins, Mike Linch, Chad Chase, Kurt Belger and head coach Vic Belger. Scott Belger and former Creston assistant Dave Hartman will bring their Southeast Polk team to Creston for a JV-varsity doubleheader Wednesday night.
his Southeast Polk team to Panther Field. Hartman is his assistant coach.
First pitch ceremony Vic Begler will be the guest of honor in a ceremo-
ny planned by current Panther coach Steve Birchard. Vic will throw out the first pitch prior to the varsity game. At that time, members of the teams from 1989 through 1993 will be intro-
duced on the field. They will be guests at a cookout during the 5:30 p.m junior varsity game. Many of the sponsors are former Panther players, some during that era — Brian Haines
(Ferrara Co.), Ben Adamson (State Farm), Joe Calvin (Farm Bureau), Scott Coen (State Savings Bank) and Please see BASEBALL, page 7A
Douma named Creston girls basketball coach By SCOTT VICKER
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Brent Douma will be making the transition from boys basketball to girls basketball. Creston activities director Jeff Bevins announced over the weekend that Douma has been selected to be the next head girls basketball coach of the Creston Panthers, replacing Larry McNutt, who is taking over the head boys position at BCLUW. “It’s really exciting and to do it in a place like Creston is really exciting for me,” Douma said about making his return to a head coaching position. “Just really looking forward to getting to work with the girls.”
Douma has spent the past seven years as the assistant boys basketball coach at Glenwood. Prior to that, Douma was the head coach for Clarinda. In Clarinda, Douma won a Hawkeye 10 Conference championship and took the Cardinals to the state t o u r n a - Douma ment. “At Clarinda, we won the Hawkeye 10 one year while I was there and we did go to state while I was there, so we had some nice teams there,” he said. “It was fun to coach there. The last several years, I’ve been the assistant with the boys program at Glen-
wood. But this is fun to be able to get back to this.” Douma, who will also work in the Creston School District as a 7th-grade math teacher, made the trip to Creston on Sunday for summer league games to have an opportunity to meet the girls he will be coaching next year. “I’ve met a few of the parents,” Douma said. “I know coach McNutt had nothing but great things to say about everybody.” Creston offered some familiarity for Douma, which was part of the reason why the coaching vacancy appealed to him. “I know some of the administration here and they’re good guys,” he said. “I’ve actually worked with Bill Messerole previously,
and I actually know coach McNutt from several years ago, too. I just have always thought highly of Creston.” Douma hopes to bring an exciting brand of basketball to Creston. “I like to get up and down as much as possible, if the personnel is there,” he said. “I like to shoot a lot of threes. Just being aggressive and playing together, working together on both the offensive and the defensive end of the floor. Just try to play an exciting brand of basketball that hopefully everybody enjoys.” The Douma name may sound familiar to fans of Creston basketball. His younger brother, Craig, is the head men’s basketball coach at Central College, where he coached
former Panther players Spencer Bakerink and Colby Taylor. Basketball coaching runs in the Douma family. “When I played in college a long time ago, I played for my father,” Douma said. “Basketball is kind of in our genes. Those were good times playing for dad.” Douma played guard for Northwestern College in Orange City. He’s excited to get to work with the Creston team. “I think there’s a lot of potential here,” he said. “I know there’s fantastic girls to work with and I think it’s really something we can keep building on and become one of the powers in the Hawkeye 10. You don’t know how much I’m looking forward to this.”
Panther boys track celebrates ‘special season’ State golf should become
a habit, coach says By LARRY PETERSON CNA sports writer • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior members of the Creston boys track team who were honored at the team’s postseason awards banquet Sunday are, from left: manager Jon Birchard, Brandon Phipps, Maxx Walters and Trevor Luther. Not pictured: Evan Nielsen.
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Creston head boys track coach Pat Schlapia had plenty to celebrate at the team’s postseason awards banquet Sunday afternoon in the Creston High School commons. The 2014 season included a state champion and Drake Relays runner-up in junior Jay Wolfe, three new school records, five boys earning state meet medals and that group of five boys placing 15th in the state as a team. And, with just 18 boys on the roster, the Creston team finished in the top half of every meet this season with the exception of the Ballard meet, where athletes were limited to two events in the buildup to the Drake Relays. “It was a special season
for all of us,” Schlapia said. “We finished with 18 boys participating on the team. I tell you what, it was 18 special boys. Coach (Steve) Birchard and I were tickled to death to be involved with these 18 boys. It wasn’t a job to be working with these boys.” Five senior boys were celebrated for what they’ve accomplished as part of the Creston track program. Seniors were Trevor Luther, Evan Nielsen, Brandon Phipps, Maxx Walters and manager Jon Birchard. “These boys here, as seniors, you guys have left your mark,” Schlapia said. “No matter where you go and what you end up doing, you guys are going to be a part of this. Coach and I will be telling stories about you guys. You’re part of this family.” Phipps and Walters both ended their careers earning
state meet medals, and both finish with their names on the school’s record board in two different events. Phipps is a part of the 4x800 relay and 4x400 relay records, while Walters is part of the shuttle hurdle relay and 4x400 relay records. The Panther broke school records this season in the 4x800 relay, the 4x400 relay and the 800 meters. After the 4x800 relay record stood untouched for 35 years, it has now been broken each of the past two years. Joining Phipps and Walters as part of the five-man state meet team were juniors Wolfe and Bryce Briley and sophomore Cooper McDermott. Wolfe was also named elite all-state by the Iowa Track Coaches Please see TRACK, page 8A
A successful 2014 Creston/Orient-Macksburg golf season was celebrated Sunday in a brief, informal postseason dessert banquet at Crestmoor Golf Club. Among the highlights noted by head coach Jan Lesan was the state runner-up finish by the Panther boys team, one year after many of the same players were part of a Class 3A championship. Seniors Carson Whittington and Hunter Sickels; juniors Christian Groumoutis,
Sam Hartsock and Coleton Hoepker; and freshman Kyle Somers formed the postseason lineup that survived sectional (third place) and district (runner-up by one stroke) competition to make it back to Ames Golf and Country Club for state tournament play. Different players sparked the team along each step, which Lesan said made it a pleasure to watch them compete. “I can’t say enough about these guys,” Lesan said. “It’s Please see GOLF, page 6A
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Seniors from the Creston/O-M golf team honored at Sunday’s postseason banquet at Crestmoor Golf Club are, from left, Hunter Sickels and Carson Whittington. They were part of a Class 3A state championship team in 2013 and state runner-up team this year. Whittington was a four-time state placewinner, including an individual state title in 2013. Other seniors not pictured are Evan Nielsen, Maxx Walters, Sarah Waigand and Ryan Vasquez.
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a bunch of guys who live this game. I never once had to push anybody to come out to this course and practice. It didn’t matter what weather we were having. They’d be out there. They went out and competed and relied on each other. It truly was a team.” The leader was Whittington, a four-time placewinner who won the 3A individual title as a junior. However, an example of Lesan’s comments about helping each other came about when the Panthers won their third straight Hawkeye 10 crown at Denison. Whittington was unable to play at the last minute because of illness. Hartsock stepped into the lineup and paced the Panthers with a fourth-place round of 75 as Creston/O-M beat Harlan by seven strokes with a score of 308. Four Panthers placed in
the top nine of that tournament, without Whittington. Many times, Creston/OM’s JV outscored an opponent’s varsity in dual meets. At the state tournament, Hoepker and Groumoutis improved by a combined six strokes from the opening day as the Panthers held off Webster City for second place by two strokes. “That’s what makes a team,” Lesan said. Whittington (Kirkwood Community College) and Sickels (Central College) are planning to continue their careers. Other seniors were Evan Nielsen and Maxx Walters. The four returning state meet players plus junior letterman Jaaron Kautz and freshman Michael Stults return in 2015.
Girls season The girls team also had different leaders throughout the season. In the post-
season it was sophomore Madison Hance, who tied for medalist at the Oskaloosa regional with an 87 to qualify for the girls state tournament. Another sophomore, Camryn Somers, was only three strokes off state qualification with a 91. At state, Hance tied for 31st in Class 4A with rounds of 101 and 98 for a total score of 199. The Panther girls were fourth at the Hawkeye 10 Tournament, led by Hance in 11th place with a 93. It was a tough conference, with Atlantic and Kuemper Catholic finishing first and second in the 3A state tourney. Sarah Waigand, a leader for the Panthers in several early meets, and Ryan Vasquez were the lone seniors on a girls team that’s also building for success, Lesan said. Returnees besides Somers and Hance include junior Hannah Hagle and sophomore Shelby
Palser. If incoming freshmen or new recruits can fill out the roster, Lesan sees a bright future for both the girls and boys teams. “We have a lot of talent coming back for the boys team and we anticipate being back at state,” Lesan said. “For the girls, we’d like to get there as a team, as well. We want both groups competing at that level.” The last Creston girls team to play at state was in 1999, when Leanne Owens took sixth place individually. She went on to play at Iowa State and now coaches the Drake University women’s team. A year later, Heidi Calvin represented the Panthers at state. That was the last Panther girl at state before Hance’s performance this year. Lesan said there is an opportunity this summer to continue working with Mark Egly of Des Moines
Creston’s Pals on all-state 2nd team
Creston junior forward Conner Pals was named to the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association’s all-state second team. Pals is joined on the Class 2A second team by Harlan senior Jordan Voge. No other Hawkeye 10 players were selected. Pals set school records this year for goals in a season (25) and career (47). He had a team-high 51 shots on goal.
Conner Pals, Creston, Jr.; Gustav Winterberg, Perry, Sr.; Hunter Cushman, Spencer, Sr.; Keegan Lass, Central Clinton-DeWitt, So.; Derek Gushiken, ADM, Jr.; Luke Honald, Grinnell, Jr.; Nick Heider, Humboldt, Sr.; Demar Lemus, Webster City, Jr.; Jakub Janous, Oskaloosa, So.; Bryan Marrolejo, Clear Creek-Amana, Sr.; Stephen Jones, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Jr.; Andrew West, Solon, Jr.; Thomas Foy, Waverly-Shell Rock, Sr.; Edgar Panduro, Perry, Sr.; Evan Wadsager, Davenport Assumption, Jr.; Matthew Minks, Marion, Sr.; Alex Denton, Waverly-Shell Rock, Jr. Honorable mention — Jorge Soto, Perry, Jr.; Jack Curran, Humboldt, Sr.; Ashton High,
IHSSCA All-State Class 2A First team — Isaiah Mundell, Waverly-Shell Rock, Sr.; Sam Steenoek, Norwalk, Jr.; Jacob Hutzell, ADM, Sr.; Cole Loehr, Spencer, Sr.; Kullen Neyens, Dallas Center-Grimes, Jr.; Connor Ramlo, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Jr.; Tanner Hanks, Waverly-Shell Rock, Sr.; Enoch Duval, Marion, Jr.; Jonas Possner, Perry, Sr.; Alex Dye, Knoxville, Jr.; Kason Crall, Norwalk, Fr.; Ryan Wichart, Pella, Jr.; Carson Namanny, Dallas Center-Grimes, Sr.; Jake Potratz, Norwalk, So. Second team — Andrew Beckler, Clear Creek-Amana, Sr.; Seth Johnson, Pella, Jr.; Jordan Voge, Harlan, Sr.;
O-M sweeps Panther freshmen ORIENT — OrientMacksburg’s JV defeated Creston freshmen in a baseball doubleheader, 9-4 and 7-2. Dustin Merritt Pitched three innings with five strikeouts and no walks while yielding four runs in the opener. Kolby Tomas allowed five runs with two walks in one inning. Providing two hits each for the offense were Tomas, Merritt and Deavon Reese. Tyler Downey and Ian Burns each had one hit. Downey pitched three innings in the second game with five strikeouts, three walks and four runs allowed. Tucker Flynn had one strikeout, one walk and three runs allowed in one inning.
Webster City, Fr.; Quinn McClurg, Centerville, Jr. Class 1A First team — Austin Errthum, Mid-Prairie, Sr.; Kyle Grover, Dyersville Beckman, Sr.; Jared Lueken, Dyersville Beckman, Sr.; Wyatt Cady, Mid-Prairie, Sr.; Nick Swift, Bondurant-Farrar, So.; Peprah Danquah, Des Moines Christian, Sr.; Cole McBride, C.B. St. Albert, Jr.; Mason Lorber, Danville, So.; Michael Adam, Iowa City Regina, Jr.; Dylan Boevers, Center Point-Urbana, Sr.; Trevor Jensen, BondurantFarrar, Sr. Honorable mention — Dillon Bruxvoort, Des Moines Christian, Sr.; Jesse Brooker, Center PointUrbana, Jr.
The Panthers had only All-American ond team are Iowa Central’s three hits by Downey, FlyBOONE — DMACC NiCole Dobernecker and nn and Nathan Pudenz. shortstop Katlin Briley of Kirkwood’s Natalie Clark. “I thought our guys came C r e s t o n State tennis out and played extremely was named IOWA CITY — Waterloo well for our first games to the Columbus edged Red Oak 5-4 against mostly older kids,” N a t i o n a l in the championship round of said Creston coach An- Fastpitch girls state team tennis Saturthony Donahoo. “Dustin C o a c h e s day. Merritt pitched an amazing A s s o c i a In Class 1A singles finals game and in that first game tion NJFriday, Haley Resnick of Davour bats were really going. CAA Di- Briley enport Assumption defeated We held the lead until that vision II Red Oak’s Kate Walker 4-6, All-American Softball team. last inning. 6-0, 6-4 in the finals. Paige DMACC freshman catch- Vannausdle of Red Oak won “The second game we played all of our younger er Marissa Graslewicz was the fifth-place match over kids against mostly the named to the first team along Emily Ahlers of Le Mars, 6-4, same boys and they held with Kirkwood outfielder 6-3. In doubles play, the Catheir own,” Donahoo add- Chasney Jenkins. Graslewicz ed. “Overall a great learn- and Briley led DMACC to manche team of Lindsey ing experience for some a third-place finish in the na- Grams and Kylie Vogel that kids that have never played tional tournament. Briley was beat Creston/O-M’s Audrey before. We’ll keep learning earlier named to the NJCAA Please see and get them ready for our All-America second team. Joining Briley on the secBRIEFS, page 8A next game.” Iowa State Savings Bank Logo Ads
Driving Range. He was named Iowa PGA Teacher of the Year in 2013, 2011, 2006 and 2002. Co-ed entries Actually, Creston/O-M golf isn’t finished for the season. Whittington and Hance will form one team, and Sickels and Waigand the other, in the State 2A Co-ed Tournament Tuesday in Boone. The team of Calvin and T.J. Redding placed fourth
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Creston/O-M golf Letterwinners (Years lettered) Seniors — Evan Nielsen (4), Hunter Sickels (4), Ryan Vasquez (1), Sarah Waigand (4), Maxx Walters (4), Carson Whittington (4). Juniors — Christian Groumoutis (3), Hannah Hagle (1), Sam Hartsock (3), Coleton Hoepker (3), Jaaron Kautz (1). Sophomores — Madison Hance (2), Shelby Palser (2), Camryn Somers (1). Freshmen — Kyle Somers (1). Participation award — Michael Stults, freshman.
Public notice NOTICE AND CALL OF PUBLIC MEETING Governmental Body: Creston City Council Date of Meeting: June 17, 2014 Time of Meeting: 6:00 o'clock p.m. Place of Meeting: City Council Chambers 116 W. Adams Street Creston, Iowa 50801 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above mentioned governmental body is meeting at the time and place listed above for the following purpose. The meeting is for the purpose of accepting public comment on the sale of a vacated portion of Oak Street lying south of Union Street to a platted alley and located between Lots 895 & 896 of the Original Plat, Creston, Union County, Iowa. ___Public Hearing on the issuance. ___Resolution instituting proceedings to take additional action. This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code of Iowa, and local rules of said governmental body. Lisa Williamson Clerk, City of Creston
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY CITY COUNCIL, CRESTON, IOWA, FOR THE SALE OF REAL ESTATE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of CRESTON, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 17th day of June, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the City Hall/Restored Depot Complex, CRESTON, Iowa, to consider the sale of the following described real estate to ANDREW INCONTRO and ALEXANDRIA ABDOUCH for $95,000.00, to-wit: Lot Twenty-Six (26) Block Twelve (12) Wear's West Pacific, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, also known as 713 111th Street. The terms of the sale will be as follows: The proposed buyer, ANDREW INCONTRO and ALEXANDRIA ABDOUCH, offers price of $95,000.00, requesting the following: range and refrigerator remain with the property, requests closing costs of $3,000.00 be paid by seller, commission fees of $2,000.00 be paid by seller, property warranty insurance of $450.00 be paid by seller. The proposal is subject to FHA financing; upon receipt of payment in full, the above real estate shall be conveyed. The City Council will first receive all oral and written objections at the date and time of the public hearing and will proceed with a final determination and resolution in regard to the sale of the above real estate. This notice is given at the direction of the Mayor pursuant to Chapter 21, Code Of Iowa, and local rules of said governmental body. Lisa Williamson Clerk, City of Creston
NOTICE TO REDEEM FROM TAX SALE CERT #: 2011-0014 Exhibit “A” TO: ANY AND ALL ENTITIES AND/OR PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PARCEL HEREIN DESCRIBED Old Grove Investments, LLC Randall Tilton Brown Bark III LP Rex Daub Hog Slat Midwest Inc Union County, Attn: Auditor State of Iowa, Attorney General Unknown Parties in Interest Condev Inc Curtis L. Tracy Creston Feed & Grain Rebecca S. Perry Kerry Burmeister 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: A tract of land in the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4) of Section Ten (10), Township Seventy-two (72) North, Range Thirty (30) West of the 5th P.M., in Union County, Iowa, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the NW1/4 of Section 10-72-30; thence S0°05'E a distance of 1,355.70 feet along the West line of the NW1/4; thence N89°19'E a distance of 453.80 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing N89°19'E a distance of 694.52 feet; thence S51°41'E a distance of 497.0 feet; thence S38°19'W a distance of 777.0 feet; thence N51°41'W a distance of 392.80; thence N6°41'W a distance of 131.0 feet; thence N51°41'W a distance of 561.20 feet; thence N40°36'24”E a distance of 247.49 feet to the point of beginning, containing 14.60 acres. Dist #: 06010 Parcel #: 000-159-12 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 109 PARTNERSHIP by the County Treasurer of Union County, Iowa pursuant to said tax sale, which certificate is now lawfully held and owned by TIGER 109 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 5/30/2014 TIGER 109 PARTNERSHIP BY: Kevin E. McCartney (it's agent) 401 W. Coolbaugh St. Red Oak, Ia. 51566
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Silver anniversary It has been 25 years since the 1989 team began that run of league championships. Birchard said it’s an appropriate time to pay homage to a special time in Creston High School athletic history. “My college team (Southern Arkansas) had a 25-year reunion,” Birchard said, “and I thought it might be fun to have it not just for one year’s team, but after I saw that we’d won the conference five years in a row, why not include all of them? A lot of the same guys were on several of those teams, with the overlap. And, I thought it might be a motivational thing for our guys, and the kids coming up.” Vic Belger ranks seventh on the state’s all-time career wins list with a record of 920-319 at Creston and three other schools. He retired as Creston’s coach after the 2003 season. Belger said he looks forward to the “homecoming” and a chance to see many of his former players. “It sounds like a good idea,” Belger said. “I was glad Steve did that, getting the guys back together. I
haven’t seen them much at all.” It wasn’t just a five-year era that excelled, either. For example, the teams on each side of that run were outstanding in their own right. The 1988 team was 31-8 and set a school victory record at the time. The 1994 team was 32-7, 7-2 in the league, and had three all-state players. For the better part of a decade, Creston was the pinnacle of Hawkeye Eight — prior to the addition of Carroll Kuemper Catholic and Denison-Schleswig — along with 4A power Lewis Central and Harlan, like Creston, bouncing back and forth from 3A and 4A. One year after the Panthers went 39-4 and 14-0 in the league as state runnerup in 1990, Creston was placed in Class 4A for two years. Despite heavy graduation losses that included the likes of all-staters Scott Belger, Scott Driskell and three other starters, that 1991 team won a staterecord 41 games in a row after beginning the season 1-1. They were not derailed until meeting Des Moines East in a substate final at Urbandale. Vic’s youngest son, Kurt, was a member of four of those five conference title teams, including the 1989-1992 teams. He went on to set a Big Ten saves record as a relief pitcher at the University of Iowa. Driskell, whose eighthgrade son Jaden now plays in the Creston program and will face the BelgerHartman ballclub Wednesday, recalls the Panthers being 152-18 during his four years of high school. Winning was ingrained in the system.
“I think it’s a great idea to honor the tradition and history this way,” Driskell said. “Especially with coach Belger coming back to be a part of it.” Losing wasn’t an option, back in those days, Driskell said. “I didn’t know any different,” he said. “Our little league system had strong coaches with a lot of competitive teams. T h e n , Driskell with Belger and Hartman coaching, you knew it was something important. When the coaches make you feel it’s important, you want to be a part of that.” Nobody questioned coach Belger’s intensity and competitive drive. It was instilled in his players. “I think it was his mental toughness,” Driskell said. “He knew his baseball, and Dave Hartman was just as good with the fundamentals. Coach was intense and had high expectations. And we had depth, good kids behind us pushing us. If you weren’t where you were supposed to be on the field at any given time, you just might get a chance to sit on the bench and watch someone else give it a try.” Pickoff moves, backing up bases, hitting cutoff men and making the correct throw. All of those things were part of the Creston baseball brand, as well as a relentless hitting attack. Streaks like that require some comebacks, and if the Panthers trailed in a game, they always felt a rally was in the offing.
1989 — 40-4 overall, 13-1 in Hawkeye 8. District champion team ranked No. 1 in the state for five weeks. All-district and all-state first team - Scott Belger and Scott Driskell. Second-team all-district - Chad Good. Allconference first team - Chad Hightshoe, Chad Good, Scott Belger, Scott Driskell. All-conference second team - Mike Linch, Brian Parkins. All-SW Iowa first team Scott Driskell, Chad Good, Scott Belger. All-SW Iowa honorable mention - Chad Hightshoe, Brian Parkins, Kurt Belger. Other team members were Matt Higgins, Brian Haines, Brian Monday, Aaron Spainhower, Brett Willenborg, Chad Chase, Kevin Kendrick, Chad Willets, Ryan Woods. 1990 — 39-4 overall, 14-0
conference, Class 3A state runner-up. All-state first team - Scott Driskell, Scott Belger, Kurt Belger. Allconference first team - Scott Driskell, Scott Belger, Kurt Belger, Brian Parkins, Chad Willets. All-conference second team - Brian Haines. Other team members were Dirk Huisman, Jason Means, Jason Hagle, Ryan Woods, Lamar Lindsay, Rob Evans, Cory Hightshoe, Chad Good, Pat McDonald, Lance Dorgan, Erik Baker, Aaron Spainhower, Brett Willenborg. 1991 — 42-2 overall, 14-0 conference, 41-game winning streak stopped in 4A substate final against Des Moines East. IBCA Elite AllState - Kurt Belger. All-state first team - Kurt Belger. All-state honorable mention - Ryan Woods, Jason Hagle, Cory Hightshoe. Allconference first team - Kurt Belger, Cory Hightshoe, Ryan Woods, Josh Eddington. Allconference second team Pat McDonald, Jason Hagle. All-SW Iowa first team - Kurt Belger. All-SW Iowa second team - Ryan Woods, Cory Hightshoe. All-SW Iowa honorable mention - Rob Evans. Other team members were Chad Willets, Lamar Lindsay, Cory Latham, Clint
game admitted to him that “he (plate ump) froze. You guys should have won.” “Those guys were two of the best umpires in the game, and they still work some games,” Driskell said. “It was just one of those things. You really don’t appreciate what we accomplished until later when you look back on it. Heck, we won 40 games one year, and the next year’s team broke our winning streak record. That team still had Kurt on it. I think they’d have had a great shot at a state title if they weren’t pushed up to 4A.” The 1989 team was 40-4 and ranked No. 1 in the state for five weeks. But there was a substate loss to a Council Bluffs St. Albert team that featured Brian O’Conner, who went on to pitch at Creighton University and now is the successful coach of the University of Virginia baseball team. That era of Panthers missed a football playoff berth on a coin toss after an upset loss to Shenandoah, and got sidelined twice in substate basketball by eventual state champions St. Albert and Pella Christian. There was some hard luck mixed in with the incredible success.
SEP connections Still, Scott Belger looks back on it with pride, and said he draws “rolling eyeballs” when he and Hartman begin another story of past Creston success when talking to their current Southeast Polk players. And now, one of his Panther teammates, former Ottumwa coach Ryan Woods, is an elementary principal at Southeast
Polk. “I couldn’t imagine doing what we did, in our (CIML) conference, against the likes of Valley and Ankeny and Dowling,” Scott Belger said. “It just doesn’t happen like that. But back then, I didn’t expect anything different. It was the culture of our program. We expected to win.” Scott said his father was demanding and provided a good baseball foundation. It was a tradition. “The teams right ahead of us were good, too,” Scott said, “with Tim Somers and the Eaton brothers. LC was dominant for awhile, too, but we were always competitive.” “When I first got to Creston it impressed me that it was a strong baseball town,” Vic Belger said. “They had just opened those (Bill Sears Memorial) little league fields down there, and there was a lot of interest. The Babe Ruth age group (grades 7-9) had six to eight teams playing at McKinley. There was a lot of athletic interest and the kids wanted to play. We didn’t have to worry about numbers. We’d get 40 to 50 kids coming out for the freshman team from the eighth and ninth grades.” Belger said even when there was turnover on the roster, the winning continued. “I remember Pat McDonald and Cory Hightshoe and that group, they really hadn’t played much varsity until their senior year,” Belger said. “They thought they were going to win, just like everyone else. I started to believe it, too!”
Creston baseball capsules Capsules of Creston’s five consecutive conference champion baseball teams to be honored at Wednesday’s home game against Southeast Polk, coached by former Panther all-stater Scott Belger and Dave Hartman, who assisted Vic Belger on those champion teams:
“We just knew we were going to win,” Driskell said. “I remember one year Stuart-Menlo had a good team, and with one out in the bottom of the last inning we came back to win it on a grand slam by Chad Willets to win by one. Aaron Spainhower was our number nine batter, and he could hit a ball farther than any kid I saw all year. We had such great depth, we just felt we were always ready to strike with a big rally.” One time when they didn’t quite score enough when needed was the 1990 title game in a one-run loss to Spencer. The Panthers led 3-2 with Driskell still on the mound in the bottom of the seventh. As he tired and with runners on base, sophomore Kurt Belger was brought in with one out. A “phantom third strike” that wasn’t called, right at the knees across the plate, with two outs came back to haunt the Panthers. Driskell, now playing first base, was so sure it was a called third strike when he saw the pitch, that he tossed his glove in the air thinking he’d just won a state championship. Instead, that batter drew a walk, and the next batter blooped a two-run single over his head into shallow right field as Spencer walked off with a 4-3 victory. That era of Creston baseball may be one of the best athletic programs in state history to not own a championship. Yet, a base umpire from that game who later saw Driskell at a high school basketball
Mitchell, Jason Means, Keith Riley, Randal Maifield, B.J. Hellyer, Lance Dorgan, Joe Calvin and Rick Van Pelt. 1992 — 35-6 overall, 13-1 conference. IBCA Elite AllState - Kurt Belger. All-state first team - Kurt Belger. All-state honorable mention - Jason Hagle, Josh Eddington. All-conference first team - Kurt Belger. Allconference second team - Josh Eddington, Jason Hagle, Jason Means, Lance Dorgan, Joe Calvin. AllSouthwest Iowa first team Kurt Belger, Josh Eddington. All-Southwest Iowa second team - Jason Hagle. Southwest Iowa Player of the Year - Kurt Belger. 1993 — 22-7 overall, 13-1 conference. (Flooding throughout Iowa was widespread and many games were rained out.) Team was ranked as high as fourth in the state. All-state first team - Joe Calvin. All-state second team - Rick Van Pelt. Allconference first team - Joe Calvin, Rick Van Pelt, Cory Latham, B.J. Hellyer, Jumar Gordon. Other team members were Ryan Mohr, Pat Coen, Brian Gerleman, Dirk Glynn, Scott Coen, Ben Adamson, Ryan Oshel, Keith Riley, Rod West and Clint Mitchell.
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Association in the 800 meters. All five athletes earned state meet medals, as the Panthers finished 15th with 19 team points, ahead of all the other Hawkeye 10 Conference teams and every other team from the Atlantic State Qualifying Meet. “This is probably the best we’ve done as a team in many, many years,” Schlapia said. “This is probably the most medals we’ve ever come back with as a Creston team. We’ve had some great individuals. You look at what we had this year with five guys, we ended up 15th place. I tell you what, that was awesome. Every event we were in, we medaled. I don’t think we’ve ever had that happen.” Schlapia noted from 800 meter state champion Wolfe to those who were just looking to improve on their personal bests, every person on the team was part of the family. “There from the get-go, we talked about family on
this track team,” he said. “Everybody was a part of this team. It was neat to see everybody supporting each other, no matter what event we were in. Everybody was pulling for each other. That’s one thing that made this team special.” As special as this season was for the Creston boys track team, Schlapia said it just raised the bar for next year. “We had a lot of high expectations going into the season,” he said. “We exceeded those expectations and we’ll have higher expectations going into next year.”
Letterwinners (Number of years lettered) Seniors — Trevor Luther (4), Evan Nielsen (2), Brandon Phipps (4), Maxx Walters (4), Jon Birchard (1). Juniors — Bryce Briley (3), Alex Tamerius (2), Jay Wolfe (3). Sophomores — Chris Foster (2), Seth Maitlen (2), Cooper McDermott (1), Travis Purdy (1), Nick Walsh (2). Freshmen — Brody Frain (1), Tyler Peters (1), Cody Tanner (1). Participation Award — Nathan Cox, Elijah Johnson. State Track Awards — Bryce Briley, Cooper McDermott, Brandon Phipps, Maxx Walters, Jay Wolfe, Nick Walsh (alternate). IATC Elite All-State — Jay Wolfe (800 meters).
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Fyock and Jenna Taylor in the quarterfinals was defeated by Caroline Ott and Elizabeth Ott of Dubuque Wahlert in the finals, 6-3, 6-4. In the third place match, Lindsay McManus and Lauren McManus of Waterloo Columbus beat Red Oak’s Erica Sherman and Grace Blomstedt, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (2).
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Summer splash: Above, Connor Rink, 10, of Creston finds relief from the heat Friday afternoon during opening day at
Creston public swimming pool at McKinley Park. The pool is now open seven days per week for the remainder of the summer with $3 daily admission and $125 for a family pass. Left, Brandon Berry, 11, of Creston prepares for lift off on the diving board Friday at Creston public swimming pool at McKinley Park. Swimming lessons will start later this month and will continue to be offered through July. Lessons last about two weeks and cost $35 per student.
Iowa rock hall of famers coming to Warren Center GREENFIELD — Good times rock ‘n’ roll comes to the Warren Cultural Center in Greenfield when Hot Rod – Chevy Kevy takes the stage 7 p.m. June 14. Inducted last year into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, the band has played gigs all over Iowa and the Midwest, including the Iowa State Fair and Surf Ballroom. They’ve opened for a long list of rock notables, including playing with Chuck Berry in the Metrodome. Tickets for the concert are on sale now at Ed & Eva’s art store, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, 641743-2566, and online at warrenculturalcenter.com. All seats are $15; auditorium doors open at 6:15 p.m. A special pre-show party is being planned. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Rod “Hot Rod” Jerke and Kevin “Chevy Kevy” King both call Sioux Falls, S.D., their hometown and started playing in bands when they were in the eighth grade. In 1982 they formed a six-piece show group called Night people, which became one of the top club acts in the region. Some time later they started focusing on what worked best for them –
Pictured is Rod “Hot Rod” Jerke and Kevin “Chevy Kevy” King.
‘50s and ‘60s rock – and put together what’s become a popular routine – their tribute to the Blues Brothers. A name change for the band, reflecting the fact that they were playing a number of car shows, came soon after. Hot Rod - Chevy Kevy went on to play more than 3,000 gigs before disbanding in 2000. They appeared with headliners such as Chuck Berry, Lou Christie, The Crytals, The Drifters, Leslie Gore, Tommy Roe, Del Shannon and Bobby Vee, as well as headlining many of their own shows. They’ve been regulars at the state fair’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion concert, and at many festivals and corporate events, including an appearance at Walt Disney World.
Hot Rod – Chevy Kevy was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, recognizing their careers that spanned 20 years together and continue with reunion gigs today. Look for the band on Facebook and YouTube. The Flag Day concert is sponsored by Fontanelle Drug, David L. Jungmann, First National Bank, Hotel Greenfield; Fisher, Fisher, Groetken, Adair; and Union State Bank.
Garden Club: Members of Afton Federated Garden Club look on as Creston Mayor Warren Woods signs a proclamation declaring June 1-7 National Garden Week. National Garden Clubs has inspired, educated and supported generations of gardeners, and grown to become the largest volunteer organization of its type in the U.S. and brings together nearly 190,000 members and 5,800 local garden clubs coast-to-coast. To join, contact Afton Federated Garden Club President Vicki Johnson at 641-763-2267 or Secretary Monica Huddleson at 641-337-5580.
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