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Greater Regional Medical Center, pictured here today, now offers follow up after patients are discharged in order to prevent readmissions to the hospital. Paramedics and EMTs visit patients to discuss discharge instructions, follow-up appointments and other medically related topics.

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In early July, Greater Regional Medical Center implemented a new program to continue care beyond the hospital. The community paramedic program allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to work beyond the structure of responding to various calls throughout the day. The crews in Creston attend scheduled appointments with patients who are released and cover a variety of things. “One of our main goals

admission rates because insurance won’t pay for the hospital visit if they’re readmitted within 30 days,” said Jen Worisek, paramedic and EMS/ambulance manager. “Not that our numbers were high, by any means, because they weren’t. They were actually pretty good. But, they just wanted to improve that, they wanted to make that number as close to zero as they could.” According to Community Paramedic’s website, the program is organic and “exists for the sole purpose of serving the needs of a particular community.” It goes

initiatives throughout the United States. The program in Creston began about one year ago when Worisek and a coworker talked with a doctor at the hospital about beginning the program. Worisek then spoke with several others throughout the hospital to gather information and discuss the various patients they might cover. Creston’s specific goal is to reduce readmissions by meeting with patients after they are released from the hospital, but before their follow-up appointments. “On the day of discharge, things can be hectic. You

there talking about, ‘Okay, when you get home you need to be doing this,’ and the nurse comes in and reiterates it, and then you have ... to schedule an appointment,” Worisek said. “That’s a long day for the patient going home.” The patient will get a call after being discharged to allow paramedics to stop by the home and visit. Paramedics and EMTs will cover discharge instructions with the patient, go over medication doses and make sure the patient goes off certain medications if requested by GRMC | 2A

DES MOINES (AP) — A Republican senator has introduced a bill to end tenure for faculty at Iowa’s public university, saying he wants administrators to have more flexibility in managing professors. The Des Moines Register reports state Sen. Brad Zaun is introducing the bill, which would establish grounds for the termination of employment for any faculty member.

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The Board of Regents and faculty oppose the bill, saying Zaun doesn’t understand the purpose and value of tenure in attracting the best employees. Joe Gorton, a criminology professor at the University of Northern Iowa, says tenure prevents faculty from being fired for exercising the freedom to teach and conducting research about controversial or unpopular topics.


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DEATHS Ronald Levine Creston

Ron Levine spent the majority of his life as a principal, coach, official, church-goer, volunteer and Chicago White Sox fan. To those who knew him best, though, he was a man of strong faith, who cherished time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends. Levine, 89, of Creston, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Open visitation will be h e l d from 2 to 7 p.m. M o n d a y , w i t h family rec e i v i n g Levine friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. Pastor Brian Jack will officiate. Burial will be at Mamre Cemetery near Stanton. Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church or Kiwanis Club. Ron was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Stanton to Carl and Hilda Levine. He graduated from Stanton High School in 1944 at 16 years old and then worked on the farm for two years until enlisting in the Army in 1946, where he served the country in Korea. Upon returning, he attended Simpson College, where he was captain of the baseball team and played on the basketball team. He graduated from Simpson in May 1951. Ron began his decades-long career in education and coaching in Henderson in 1951. He later went to Elk Horn in 1953, before taking his first administrative position in 1964 in Schleswig. He came to Creston in 1968 as assistant principal and athletic director. He became Creston High School principal in 1975 and retired in that position in 1992. His educational and volunteer career led to many honors, including Creston Citizen of the Year, entry into the Iowa Athletic Director Hall of Fame and as an inaugural member of the Creston High School Hall of Fame. Upon retirement, he

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Roger Burg, 63, of Fontanelle died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan.

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LAMINATE IT! remained involved in the community through his various volunteer endeavors. He was a Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis Club organization, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered as a guide at Greater Regional Medical Center, worked with Creston elementary students, was the official scorekeeper for high school boys and girls basketball and served on various Salem Lutheran Church committees. Along the way, he coached high school girls and boys basketball and baseball and seventh-grade boys basketball. During his early years in coaching, he was widely known as a successful girls and boys basketball coach in Henderson and Elk Horn. To accommodate his administrative responsibilities, he stepped down as a high school basketball coach. However, throughout his life, baseball remained a constant. As a child, Ron took a keen interest in baseball. He started his baseball journey in Stanton as a member of the high school baseball team, and later as an infielder for Simpson College and the Stanton town team. He also coached that same town team, before coaching baseball at every school he served. All the while, he was a devoted Chicago White Sox fan and passed that love of baseball and the White Sox to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include sons, Gary (Julie) Levine of Anthem, Arizona, and Roger (Cathy) Levine of Hinsdale, Illinois; two daughters-in-law, Lisa Levine McLaughlin of Pleasant Hill and Ann Levine of Creston; sonin-law Jerry Walker of Alleman; brother-in-law Don (Mary) Phillips of Ballwin, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Sara (Pedro) Perez de Tejada, Matt (Melissa) Levine, Jeff (Amy) Levine, Scott (Christina) Levine, Ryan, Nick, Alex, Bryan, Sophie and Jack Levine; and 10 great-grandchildren, Roman, Evelyn, Hayden, Rebecca, Carter, Peyton, Phoebe, Emmett, Talon Levine and Rafael Perez de Tejada; along with many friends. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Joan in 2014; daughter Cindy Walker in 1991; three sons, Kirk in 2015, Greg in 2006 and Mark in infancy; brother Allen Levine and sister Dorothy Lundgren.

21, at Fontanelle United Methodist Church with burial in Bryant Cemetery in rural Fontanelle at a later date. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service. Online condolences may be left at

Man accused of killing woman who’d been reported missing DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa authorities intend to file murder and other charges against a man accused of killing a Des Moines resident who’d been reported missing. The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release Friday that prosecutors have approved charges of robbery, burglary and first-degree murder against 22-year-old Kyle Jepson, of Des Moines. He’s accused of killing Gloria Gary, who was

reported missing Jan. 5 and was last seen Jan. 3 Her car was spotted Wednesday in Parowan City, Utah, and again Thursday in Tooele County, Utah. Authorities say Jepson was taken into custody there and will be returned to Iowa. Des Moines police say they obtained a search warrant for Gary’s home and found a body believed to be hers. A positive identification awaits autopsy results.

Isabelle Heinbuch Greenfield

Isabelle Heinbuch, 91, of Greenfield died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Celebration of life services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at First Presbyterian C h u r c h Heinbuch in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Refreshments will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. The Rev. David Kincaide will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Isabelle Heinbuch memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be left at Isabelle Clarene Bittner Heinbuch, daughter of William “Bill” Bittner and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Weber Bittner, was born Oct. 2, 1925. Isabelle attended country school until moving from the farm into town in 1936. She graduated in 1943 from Greenfield High School. Isabelle and her sister lived in Des Moines for two years where they worked for Look Magazine. On Nov. 2, 1947, Isabelle married Maynard Heinbuch. After their marriage,


the physician. A set of vitals will also be taken, and EMS personnel will also make sure the patient has the follow-up appointment scheduled and has a way of getting to that appointment. “It’s also a sense of comfort for them (patients). They’re not just leaving the hospital with an ‘Alright, we’re done with you, make sure you see your doc in a week from now,’” Worisek said. “I get a lot of good feedback from patients that we do see saying they’re glad that someone else is continuing that care, in a sense, and looking out for them.” Worisek believes the program has been successful thus far, thanks to preventing at least five readmissions and several frequent emergency room visits, all the while providing comfort to the patients.

Criteria In order for Greater Regional EMS personnel to contact patients, the patients have to meet certain criteria, including age and diagnosis. The patients also have to live within a certain distance of the hospital. When the program began, personnel would stay in touch with patients living in Union County. Since then, the age criteria has decreased and now patients who live within a 15-mile radius of the hospital, including in a differ-

they lived in Dubuque, Adel, Greenfield, Fontanelle and their farm south of Greenfield where she resided until 2015, when she entered the care center. Maynard and Isabelle were married 67 years until his death in March 2015. Isabelle worked at their business, Heiny’s T.V. and Furniture, until retirement in 1994. Isabelle was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield until her marriage, and then joined United Presbyterian Church in Greenfield where she served as Sunday school secretary for many years. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary. Isabelle is survived by her children, Gary Heinbuch (Lynn) of Fontanelle, Tim Heinbuch of Greenfield and Cindy Armstrong (Pat) of Greenfield; granddaughters, Jennifer Garside (Chad) of Greenfield and Kim Heinbuch (Joe Fuhrman) of West Des Moines; great-granddaughter Katelyn Garside (Maxwell Brashear) of Greenfield; sister-in-law Donna Bittner; and many other family and friends. Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband Maynard; parents, Bill and Minnie Bittner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laverne (Edward) Kellenberg, Lenore (Alfred) Kellenberg, Margaret (Lee) Helper, Mardelle Rice, Lois (Dale) Wahe and Opal Dorsey; brother Max Bittner; father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Henry and Pearl Heinbuch; and brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Arthur and June Goetz.

ent county, can be seen. If the patients don’t meet the criteria but are borderline, a physician may contact EMS personnel to set up an appointment with the patient anyway to continue care and make sure the patient’s health doesn’t decline. “It’s as much of a prevention as it is anything,” said Casey Larson, paramedic and EMS/ambulance manager. “Even though it’s after the fact, you’re really trying to prevent a readmit.” “We’re a hospital-based service. We work hand-inhand with the majority of the doctors. The doctors feel that they can come to us and say, ‘Hey, this guy’s going home. Will you do a follow-up visit and make sure they stop taking this medication?’ They know they can trust us to go out there and know we are going to get done what needs to get done,” Worisek said. “I thought we had a great opportunity being a hospital-based service that we would be able to do this.”

“THEY (doctors) know they can trust us to go out there and know we are going to get done what needs to get done.”

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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.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St. 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.


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Monday Professional development - no school. SWIMBA High School Honor Band. 4 p.m. seventh girls basketball game at Clarinda MS. 4 p.m. eighth boys basketball game against Nodaway Valley, here at Creston MS. 4 p.m. seventh boys basketball game against Nodaway Valley, here at Creston MS North Storm Gym. 5:30 p.m. eighth girls bas-

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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Monday, Board Room, Union County Courthouse. Agenda includes: 9:05 a.m. open forum; 9:10 a.m. Katie Turner and Jim Norman - compensation board recommendation; 9:30 a.m. Barb Morrison and Kelly Butts-Elston, Connections (Area Agency on Aging) FY18 funding request; 9:50 a.m. Larry Murdock - maintenance activity report; 10:30 a.m. Jake Blazek, Union County Weed Commissioner - 2016 weed report; 10:45 a.m. Paula White, Union County Recorder - recorder’s quarterly report; 11 a.m. closed session - per Iowa code section 21.5(1)(c) - discussion with legal counsel regarding matters of potential litigation; 11:30 a.m. Tim Kenyon, Union County Attorney - board attention to personnel matters; 11:45 a.m. Sandy Hysell, Union County


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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse Board Room. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Diabetic Support Group, 1 p.m., Greater Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Conference Room. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Friends of the Creston Public Library Board, 6 p.m., Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Montgomery St. Meeting open to all members. Southwest Iowa Dancers, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Mount Ayr American Legion, walk-ons welcome. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.


ODO Club, 11:30 a.m. luncheon, Creston Family Restaurant, 802 W. Taylor St. Creston Lions Club, noon luncheon, The Pizza Ranch, 520 Livingston Ave. Creston Kiwanis Club, noon, The Windrow, 102 W. Taylor St. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St.

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mesan cheese, green beans, bread stick. Wednesday: breaded loin, baked beans, pickles, tomatoes, onions. hamburger, Thursday: french fries, pickles, tomatoes, onions. Friday: John Harris tournament - cook’s choice. All meals are served with lettuce, fruit, fresh fruit and milk.

ketball game against Clarinda, here at CHS. 6 p.m. JV boys basketball game at Clarinda HS. 6 p.m. JV girls basketball game against Clarinda, here at CHS. 7:30 p.m. varsity boys basketball game at Clarinda HS. 7:30 p.m. varsity girls basketball game against Clarinda, here at CHS. Wednesday AD meeting @ Atlantic. Thursday 4 p.m. seventh boys basketball game at Clarinda

MS. 4 p.m. eighth girls basketball game against Winterset, here at Creston MS. 4 p.m. seventh girls basketball game at Winterset MS. 4 p.m. middle school wrestling match at Riverside. 5:30 p.m. eighth boys basketball game at Clarinda MS. 5:30 p.m. JV/varsity wrestling double dual at Shenandoah. (Denison-Schleswig) Friday 4 p.m. varsity wrestling tournament at Southwest

Valley HS. 4:30 p.m. JV girls basketball game against St. Albert Catholic, here at CHS. 5 p.m. JV wrestling tournament at Glenwood HS. (SWI Community, Lenox, Treynor, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Riverside, Omaha South, Omaha Skutt Catholic, Boys Town, Abraham Lincoln, Atlantic, Clarinda, Harlan, Red Oak, Shenandoah) 5:30 p.m. JV boys basketball game against St. Albert Catholic, here at Creston MS.

6 p.m. varsity girls basketball game against St. Albert Catholic, here at CHS. 7:30 p.m. varsity boys basketball game against St. Albert Catholic, here at CHS. Saturday District large group speech. 10 a.m. varsity wrestling tournament at Southwest Valley HS. 2 p.m. ninth boys basketball game at Winterset HS. 3:30 p.m. JV boys basketball game at Winterset HS. 5 p.m. varsity boys basketball game at Winterset HS.

night, board meeting schedule February through April, Council Bluffs CSD consortium agreement; communications and reports - district data sharing, principals report - Callie Anderson and Scott Driskell, Bill Messerole - dropout report, school report card, business manager’s report - 707 gifts - grants - bequests. superintendent’s report - 2017-18 budget alignment measures, safety and security update; board discussion. —————— Union County Emergency Management Commission, 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, 208 W. Taylor St., Creston. Agenda includes: 5:20

p.m. public hearing re: 201718 FY budget; approval of claims; bylaw signing (each jurisdiction needs to sign); building acquisition; initial actions to complete - budget amendment to current budget to allow for capital project, timeline and approval of same; coordinator report.

taking alcohol by store employees. Schell was charged. Schell also consented to a breath test via DataMaster, which showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.2. Schell was being held at Ringgold County Jail for Union County on $300 bond.


Disorderly conduct, 4:51 p.m., Thursday, North Cedar Street. Talk to officer, 5:24 p.m., Thursday, South Peterson Street. Suspicious activity, 6:49 p.m., Thursday, West Taylor Street. Theft, 8:48 p.m., Thursday, Laurel Street. Vandalism, 8:49 p.m., Thursday, Laurel Street. Information, 3:08 a.m., today, North Oak Street. Suspicious person, 5:16 a.m., today, North Maple Street.

Michelle Renee Schell, 49, 408 N. Oak St., was charged with fifth-degree theft and public intoxication 7:49 p.m. Thursday at Fareway. According to a Creston Police report, officers were dispatched to Fareway, 105 E. Adams St., for a possible intoxicated female caught

Parking complaint, 7:59 a.m., Thursday, North Elm Street. Traffic stop, 10:49 a.m., Thursday, West Howard Street. Escort, 11:01 a.m., Thursday, New York Avenue. Drive off, 1:02 p.m., Thursday, West Taylor Street. Accident, 1:44 p.m., Thursday, West Townline Street. Theft, 2:38 p.m., Thursday, North Elm Street. Information, 3:20 p.m., Thursday, South Maple Street. Incomplete 911 call, 4 p.m., Thursday, North Cherry Street.

Creston Monday: no school. Tuesday: chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, mandarin oranges, homemade roll. Wednesday: grilled chicken sandwich, glazed carrots, applesauce. Thursday: nachos with ground beef, tortilla chips, refried beans, cherry crisp.


ketball game at Clarinda MS. 6 p.m. JV girls basketball game against Clarke, here at CHS. 7:30 p.m. varsity girls basketball game against Clarke, here at CHS. Tuesday Start second semester. 3:30 p.m. varsity girls/boys bowling match against Red Oak, here at Creston Pine Valley. 4:30 p.m. ninth boys basketball game at Clarinda HS. 4:30 p.m. ninth girls bas-



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Auditor - clerk’s report. —————— Creston Community School District Board of Directors, 6 p.m. Monday, board room, 801 N. Elm St., Creston. Agenda includes: Public hearing: new business public hearing instructional support levy; board meeting: old business - none; public forum; new business - recognition of students and staff, subject area committee report - social studies, mentoring, appointment of two board members to negotiation team, approval of instructional support levy, approval of fundraisers - junior class - Pizza Ranch tip

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“Thank You” to everyone who helped MATURA’s Union County Outreach during the 2016 Holiday season. This year the Outreach Center assisted 80 families in Union County with the food to prepare a Thanksgiving meal and assisted 170 Union County children (age 17 and under) in 75 families with Christmas gifts through their Adopt-A-Family program. We would not be able to provide the services to low-income and needy families without the generosity of the people in this community. A special “Thank You” to the businesses and organizations who partnered with MATURA to make these projects possible. Stalker Chevrolet Creston Automotive M & M Motors SIRHA Bunn-O-Matic Corporation SM-CP4214660113 SM-CP4214660 SM-CP4 214660113 214660 113

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HINTS FROM HELOISE Where are we going?

HOROSCOPE For Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 ARIES (March 21 to April 19)Someone older might have ideas for you about a vacation or how to deal with children. Listen to what he or she says and ponder its value. You can decide if you want to follow the advice later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)You will enjoy cocooning at home today. You might give some serious, sober thought to how things should be where you live. How can you improve this situation? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In some ways, you want to take action today because you are thinking about serious issues. Nevertheless, it’s hard to keep your mind focused. Go slowly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might plan to shop today; however, this is not a good day to shop for anything other than food or gas. Be sensible with your money, and don’t waste it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Although you want to make some serious decisions today, you are best off collecting your data and making the decision tomorrow. Be smart. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might do research today because your imagination is active and you can think outside of the box. Keep looking for what you seek. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A conversation with someone older or more experienced might take place today. Listen to his or her suggestions, but do not act on them today. Wait a day. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Bosses and people in authority have their eye on you today. You probably can sense this. Just dog paddle and maintain. This is not a good day to do anything drastic. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Do something to satisfy your urge for a few thrills or some stimulation today. Visit an exotic restaurant or go someplace you’ve never been before. Shake things up a little. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today you are focused on shared property, inheritances, debt and red-tape details. Nevertheless, this is a poor day to sign important documents or do anything critical. Wait until tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb.

18)Be accommodating with others today. Just go with the flow and enjoy today in an easygoing way. Don’t make a big deal about anything. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Despite your best efforts to be efficient and productive today, things will get in your way. Just accept this with grace and charm. Tomorrow you will get much more done. YOU BORN TODAY You have a sharp mind, but you are easily bored. You are perceptive, ambitious and well-or-

ganized. You are loyal to your loved ones. The year 2017 is a time where you will be a student and a teacher. You will be excited as you start to see the fruits of your efforts for the past six years. Expect your well-earned rewards soon! Birthdate of: Grant Gustin, actor; Steven Soderbergh, director/producer; Maureen Dowd, columnist. (c) 2017 King Syndicate, Inc.



Dear Heloise: On occasion, when I travel with my child, even if I know where I’m going, I’ll ask her to GPS OUR DESTINATION on my cellphone. When the directions are ready, she will, with the help of the prompter, guide us to our destination. I’ll say things like, “What’d she say?” She observes things like distances, street names, turning directions, movement of the traffic and so on. This requires her to watch the screen when doing so, and allows us to converse during the ride, as we both are determined to get to our destination. Once, I decided not to do it, and she was actually disappointed. She said she enjoyed being our navigator! – Janice R., via email IN-FLIGHT ACCESSIBLE BAG Dear Readers: Here’s a travel hint to consider when flying: Try putting any and all things you plan on using during the flight inside a resealable gallon-size bag. This way, you can toss the bag onto your seat before putting everything else away in the bin above you. Just

that little action, and not digging for your stuff when you arrive at your seat, will improve boarding by not slowing down others who also are trying to board. – Heloise VINEGAR MARINADE Dear Heloise: I’ve never used vinegar for cooking and would like an idea or two. For starters, do you have a marinade I could whip up and use for meats? – Greg D., Austin, Texas Greg, try combining the following ingredients in a medium bowl, and use as you would a commercial marinade: 1 cup dry white or red wine 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon dry tarragon 1 bay leaf, crushed into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon thyme or marjoram 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped This marinade has a lot of other ingredients besides the vinegar that you asked for, but I think you’ll find it savory. This recipe, plus other marinades, is available in my

Heloise’s Seasonings, Sauces and Substitutes pamphlet. To order one, go online to, or send $3 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (68 cents) envelope to: Heloise/SSS, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Vinegar is a must-have for many reasons. It’s so versatile and yet so inexpensive. – Heloise STEEL-WOOL UPDATE Dear Readers: A reader wanted ways to preserve steel-wool pads. I gave him a couple of good hints, and then this one came in from a faithful reader that I thought would improve upon the original hints. – Heloise “My suggestion for helping to keep your steel-wool cleaning pads rust-free is to wet the item you are cleaning, NOT the steel-wool pad. “Then I store the pad in the freezer, as others have suggested. This has worked well for many years. “I read your hints in the Ventura County (Calif.) Star.” – Hilary M., Simi Valley, Calif. (c)2017 by King Features Syndicate Inc.



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CLUB NEWS Catholic Daughters

Court Joan of Arc No. 428 met Dec. 13 in the parish hall. Following Mass, a dinner was served by the committee of Kay Kinsella, Pat Pokorny, Ann Moore and Virginia Aguilar. During dinner, we were entertained with Christmas music by Marie Mullin accompanied by her mother, Julia Weisshaar-Mullin. After the meal, we welcomed Ken Bresnan, who displayed a collection of nativity sets. There were a variety of sizes and styles, and he gave a little history of each one. The business meeting was called to order by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Regent Retta Ripperger read a prayer for the protection of the family. We welcomed one guest, Ann Johnson. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Kathy Tapken made the motion to approve. Teresa Weis seconded. Anita Studer gave the treasurer’s report. Pokorny made the motion to approve the

report. Marsha Mohr seconded and the motion carried. Lois Nelson made the motion to make a donation to the National Court for their designated charities. Mohr seconded and motion carried. Weis made the motion that our Alliant dividend and half of our bake sale proceeds be set aside for convention expenses. Jean Miller seconded and motion carried. The state convention will be held May 5-7 in Ames. Weis has made room reservations. The March for Life will be Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C. Meg Crawford shared her experiences at the national march. Pokorny informed us of local activities. Jane Collins won the door prize. We sang a chorus of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to close the meeting. Aguilar made the motion to adjourn. Kris Kerrigan seconded. Meeting was adjourned. ——————

GRMC Auxiliary

MATURA thankful for fresh baked bread Residents of Union County served by the MATURA food pantry received a special, nutritious treat – fresh, baked bread – this holiday season, courtesy of the Creston Processing and Food Ingredients plant. Upper Crust, a local catering service, baked the bread and can be found on Facebook. Creston Plant Manager Byron Day and a small group of employees recently delivered 80 loaves of bread made with Honeysoy soy flour. Small tags attached to each loaf listed the bread’s special soy protein ingredient, manufactured at CHS Creston from locally-grown soybeans. CHS’ local stewardship committee is passionate about food security in the area, and saw this as a great way to both increase


The Dec. 12 meeting of the board for the Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary was held at the home of Tammy Reeves. Present were Bev, Martha, Jessica, Nancy, Lois, Carolyn, Ann, Tammy, Rhonda and special guests, Sandy and Marcia. The minutes and financial reports were approved. A schedule was discussed for workers for the Dec. 15 jewelry sale. Other upcoming fundraisers include Collective Goods (Books Are Fun) on Feb. 21, $5 jewelry sale in March and a linen sale May 2. Jessica reported that the Lights for Loved Ones program was once again, a huge success. It was approved to give the Bloodmobile committee $100 for food for the canteen. Sandy Krauth and Marcia Hundley were welcomed as new members of the board. The meeting was followed by a Christmas brunch. The next meeting is 10 a.m. Jan. 9 in the MAP Conference

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GRMC Auxiliary Board

The top news for the Jan. 9 meeting of GRMC Auxiliary Board was the hiring of Jordan Crawford to replace Jessica Duncan. His new duties will be fully outlined and explained during the transition time with full takeover in the spring. Monte Neitzel outlined the new construction starting this month during the administrator’s report. Visiting specialists will be moved to the old business offices upstairs in MAP, while the business offices are moved to old surgery. Orthopedics and an X-ray unit will occupy the old specialty clinic and old public health. OBGYN, ENT and Dr. Nuwab will occupy the old orthopedics and surgery offices, as will public health. Removal of the wall behind the MAP information desk is also being considered. Neitzel

also stated the search is on for another doctor of general medicine as well as a partner for Dr. Ralston. The minutes and the financial reports were approved. It was noted there had been some difficulty with the new credit card machine in the gift shop. Fifteen new snowflakes were purchased for the Lights for Loved Ones program. Upcoming dates to remember are Feb. 23 for next meeting, Feb. 20 is Bloodmobile, Feb. 21 is Collective Goods (Books Are Fun) sale, March 26 is $5 jewelry sale, March 17 for IHA spring meeting and May 2 is the linen sale. Those in attendance were: Joan, Sandy, Marcia, Bev, Carolyn, Ann, Jessica, Jordan, Nancy, Martha and Rhonda. ——————


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 10, at the Windrow meeting room with 23 members and two guests. President

Chris Eaton presided, Jamie Travis gave the prayer and Karen Norton was the finemaster. The program was given by Chad Paup, a wildlife biologist with the Iowa DNR. He discussed animal habitats in the area. Pheasant and quail numbers are increasing, which is good for area hunters. Rabbit, turkey and deer populations are being watched, and eagles are currently nesting near the lakes. The DNR is working on barn owl nesting to increase their numbers also. ——————

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Jan 11. Canasta winners were Mary Kline, first; Wanda Nash, second; and Barb Bills, third. Maxine May won the door prize. Bills will host cards and chatter Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Menu subject to change. Reservations are required brand awareness and provide an important diet the day before. Call 641staple – bread. They deliv- 782-2447. Monday: homemade ered homemade bread to MATURA’s Food Pantry two years ago and it was a tremendous success. Ron Ludwig, MATURA’s executive director, couldn’t agree more. “This is a great way to enhance the donated gifts and food boxes that we distribute to families,” Ludwig said. “We value the partnership established with CHS’s stewardship committee.“ Every month, a CHS employee and truck helps with the delivery of food from the state’s Food Bank to the MATURA location. MATURA Outreach food pantries serve individuals and families in six southwest Iowa counties.

Pictured from left are CHS Creston Plant Manager Byron Day, MATURA Union County Outreach Director Marcy Lane, Upper Crust co-owner Cynthia Wolf, CHS Administrative Assistant Tina Siddens and MATURA Action Corporation Executive Director Ron Ludwig as they present fresh, baked bread to MATURA Food Pantry.

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The cost of college tuition continues to increase, and college graduates are feeling the burn of that trend when the time comes to begin repaying their student loans. According to an analysis from higher education expert Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Cappex, an online resource for students seeking college scholarships, members of the class of 2016 will graduate with an average student loan debt of just over $37,000. That projection, which was based on federal student loan data and variables including tuition inflation, would be an all-time high. Things are not much better in Canada, where the 2015 Graduating Student Survey by the Canadian University Survey Consortium estimated the average member of the class of 2015 graduated with $27,000 in debt. Though many prospective college students are beginning to question if college

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Southwestern Community College men’s basketball coach Todd Lorensen has been named the JUCO Coach of the Week for week eight of the college season by is a Web site, created and operated by college basketball coaches, focusing on issues pertinent to those in the college basketball community. In Lorensen’s Coach of the Week online announcement, HoopDirt. com attributes this honor to the phenomenal season underway by the Spartans. The announcement reads, “Sitting at a perfect 16-0 and the owner of the #2 ranking in the NJCAA national rankings, Coach Lorensen’s squad is looking ready for another deep run come the end of this season.” Other week eight Coach of the Week winners include the following by class: NCAA DI: Randy Bennett, Saint Mary’s NCAA DII: Nelson Haggerty, Midwestern State (TX) NCAA DIII: Chris Martin, Loras College (IA) NAIA: Larry Cordaro, LSU Alexandria Next up for the Spartans will be Kirkwood Community College at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the college’s Student Center gymnasium. As a HoopDirt Coach of the Week, Lorensen will be in the running for the National Coach of the Year Award presented by the Hoop Group, which will be announced following the 2016-17 college basketball season.

Time change for Saturday SWCC There’s been a bit of a change from the orignal schedule for Saturday’s Southwestern Community College men’s and women’s basketball games against Kirkwood. The women’s game will tip off at 1 p.m., with the men’s game at 3 p.m.

Jok, Iowa upend No. 17 Purdue IOWA CITY (AP) — Purdue knew the Hawkeyes would be looking for payback after it blasted Iowa in the Big Ten opener. The Hawkeyes got back at the Boilermakers by beating them at their own game. Peter Jok scored 29 points with eight assists and six rebounds and Iowa rallied from a ninepoint halftime deficit to beat No. 17 Purdue 8378 on Thursday night. “When you go through what we went through down there, you have to learn from it,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said of his you team’s 89-67 loss on Dec. 28. “You grow, and you figure it out.”



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SPARTAN MEN’S BASKETBALL Stiff test to open league play awaits SWCC men Perennial league power Kirkwood comes to Creston Saturday ■

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

If Southwestern Community College men’s basketball coach Todd Lorensen were a fan, a game he would want to be at would be Saturday in Creston. But Lorensen has say in this game. He’d like to see his team put forth a good effort come out with a big early conference win. The NJCAA Division II second-ranked Spartans open Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play hosting 14th-ranked Kirkwood. Tip off for the men’s game is set for 3 p.m. in Creston. The matchup pits two of the top teams in the ICCAC. “If I had no dog in the

fight, I think it would be an awesome game to watch,” Lorensen said. “Since I have such a biased opinion, I’d like to see the Spartans play well Saturday.” Kirkwood started off a bit slow at 7-3. The Eagles have rattled off five straight wins, including a 100-80 win Wednesday over Marshalltown. “They’re really starting to click and play at a high level,” Lorensen said. “I expect it to be a good basketball game.” Both teams feature plenty in common. “They’re guard-oriented and dominant,” Lorensen said. “They have some really good basketball Johnson players, some guys who can shoot it, take it off the bounce. They have a couple nice big players. They’re not 6-10, 6-8 that we

saw with (Indian) Hills, but more of your 6-5, 6-6 bigs. They’re good players.” Southwestern and Kirkwood’s styles are strikingly similar. Lorensen and assistant Scott Davis are working to find matchups for the Spartans to exploit. “Both teams match up with each other pretty well,” Lorensen said. “We have some strong things to bring to the table, both inside and outside.” Southwestern is coming off one of its biggest wins of the season to date after a 102-91 win over Indian Hills last Saturday. The Spartans have already put that one behind them. They have Kirkwood in their sights now. “We just take it game-bygame,” said sophomore Jordan Johnson. “We can’t look two weeks ahead. We can’t look at the national tournament. We’ve just got to worry about the next practice, focus on Kirkwood.” Last Saturday’s win keeps the Spartans’ confidence go-

ing in the right direction. “It shows when we put a good game plan together and try to exploit some things, the guys execute and do a good job, we can be successful,” Lorensen said. “Beating a team like that gives your players a tremendous amount of confidence and excitement.” Now the Spartans look to build on it in the league opener. “We see it as an extreme positive and look forward to building on it,” Lorensen said. Having a game against a perennial I C C A C Lorensen p o w e r to open conference adds another dimension to the game. The Spartans know a strong effort will be required to knock off the defending NJCAA Division II national champions.

“This will be our hardest game. It’s our first conference game. We’ve got to come out with a bang and try to get the w and start conference play off right,” Johnson said. While not a season-maker, Saturday’s game can be a big boost to the Spartans in their quest to win the league title. “You get 12 conference games and you’re going to have a combination of 12 wins or 12 losses,” Lorensen said. “I do’t know that any of them are more important than the other. Kirkwood being a team that’s contended for the league title consistently over the past couple of decades, if you can get a win against them early, it puts you one full game ahead of them in the standings, puts you in a good position for tiebreaker standings. “They’ve got a really nice team, a great program. It would be nice to get a win.”

PANTHER BOYS BASKETBALL Defense falters in Creston home loss Thursday By KALEB CARTER

slow and guys were out of position and we started fouling a bit.” UP NEXT — Creston (4-7) travels to Denison-Schleswig (3-5) for a game Friday at 7:45 p.m. “I hope that we come ready to play and stay together and trust each pother and trust what we’re doing,” Phipps said.

CNA sports reporter

Fourth quarter play is a good marker of any well-put together contender. Carlisle showed that they were a step ahead of Creston in the fourth quarter of the Wildcats’ 70-57 win Thursday. The Wildcats put up 25 fourth-quarter points on the Panthers. Carlisle led 45-43 heading into the final period. A combination of good decision-making in transition and smart passes to teammates around the hoop enabled the Wildcats to bucket-after-bucket right at the rim. Carlisle had no issues finishing those looks. “Big difference in the game was our transition defense. It wasn’t where it needed to be. They got a lot of easy buckets in transition,” Creston coach Taylor Phipps said. Seth Thompson followed up a long Evan Jacobson miss with a free throw line jumper to pull Creston within two at the end of the third quarter. The Wildcats went on to score 12 of the next 16 points. Cole Henderson and Collin Lister came up big over that stretch. Lister hit a corner 3-pointer and a layup on the fast break by way of an assist from Henderson. Henderson hit a layup through contact for a 3-point play and scored on a

CAR (70) — scoring — Cole Henderson 21, Collin Lister 18, Max Goodhue 13, Thomas Donovan 8, Jacob Howat 4, Nolan Brunsen 4, Max Evans 2. 3-point goals — 5 (Collin Lister 2, Thomas Donovan 2, Cole Henderson 1).Team fouls — 19. Fouled out — None. Crest (57) — scoring — Evan Jacobson 18, Cody Crawford 12, Kylan Smallwoood 10, Cole Higgins 5,Trevor Downing 5, Kyle Somers 3, Seth Thompson 2, Brenden McDowell 2. Totals — 3-point goals — 4 (Evan Jacobson 2, Cody Crawford 1, Kyle Somers 1) Team fouls — 20. Fouled out— Tucker Flynn. Car (70) — 13 15 17 25 Cr (57) — 12 15 16 14

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Creston senior Cody Crawford soars to the hoop going up for a layup past Carlisle sophomore Collin Lister (5). Looking on is Panther junior Evan Jacobson, who led the Panthers with 18 points. Crawford scored 12 in Creston’s 70-57 loss.

Lister assists to cap that 12-4 run which gave Carlisle a 6149 lead. A four-point swing gave Creston reason to play with a bit more of a spark but the Wildcats shut things down and hit their free throws to claim the game. Henderson scored 21 and Lister notched 18. Early on, the two squads

matched up evenly with the pace ferocious. After falling behind 26-15, Evan Jacobson and Cody Crawford spurred an 8-0 run. Jacobson hit a 3-pointer from the top and was followed by three free throws from Crawford. Jacobson scored 18, Crawford tallied 12 and Smallwood contributed 10. Down just one at the half,

28-27, the Panthers battled throughout the third, but Panther bigs Tucker Flynn and Trevor Downing encountered foul trouble. Then came the struggles in the fourth that made the difference. “Our defense took a step back tonight from where it had been,” Phipps said. “Our rotations were too

The Creston junior varsity fell behind early and couldn’t quite recover in a home loss to Carlisle. “We did not start this game very aggressively on the offense or the defensive ends,” Creston coach Todd Jacobson said. “We switched to a zone to slow down Carlisle and we were able to make a run at them in the second quarter. We have to find a way to be more consistent on the offensive end.” Scoring Cr: Eli Loudon 11, Michael Scherer 9, Peres Reed 4, Trey Cheers 4, Walker Patterson 3, Lee Normandeau 2, James McDonald 1, Nate Pudenz 1, Camden Peterson 1, Car: Trenton Beck 22. Car (52) 15 9 11 17 Cr (36) 3 14 9 10


Swank overwhelms both opponents Thursday Panthers sweep pair of duals

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

PERRY — Creston/ Orient-Macksburg junior Mitchel Swank did not spend much time on the mat in Thursday’s duals against Winterset and Perry. It was Swank’s quick pin that swung the dual against Winterset in Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s favor.

Swank’s 13 second pin of Cole Brown jumpstarted the Panthers to a 45-24 win. Creston/Orient-Macksburg won the dual against Perry handily 57-17. Swank’s win against Winterset came on the heels of Trevor Marlin being pinned in the second period. Swank started a run where Creston/Orient-Macksburg won six of the final eight matches, with five wins coming by pin. “He came in and turned the tide back for us,” said Creston/Orient-Macksburg coach Darrell Frain.

“That was good.” Swank needed only one more second to win his match a g a i n s t Frain Perry’s Miguel Gonzalez, winning by pin in 14 seconds. “He never had anybody threaten him,” Frain said. Winterset’s talented younger wrestlers pushed Creston/Orient-Macksburg. The tests against the Huskies were what Frain want-

ed his team to experience. “They’ve got some really good freshmen,” Frain said. “That’s what we need. We need to get pushed as much as possible. You don’t want to go in with a false sense of security that you’re pretty good. Having a little bit of competition is always good for us.” Jacob Goodson, ranked fourth in Class 2A at 113 pounds, and Perry’s Kaleb Olejniczak, ranked fifth, put on the match of the night. Goodson led after two periods, but Olejniczak edged ahead for a 9-6 win.

Goodson came in a bit rusty, having missed practice this week with a skin infection. Goodson wanted to be pushed against a wrestler he’ll likely see at districts in Olejniczak. “He led going into the third and he let it slip away,” Frain said. “It was a great match. He got tested. He knows what he’s got to come back at districts with. That was a great match for him. We were winning and made a mistake. That’s how it COM | 9A



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Creston girls pick up big road win By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

RED OAK — Creston/Orient-Macksburg bowling coaches Ron Pendegraft and Jerry Hartman had plenty of reason to be pleased with the Panther bowlers after Tuesday’s touranment at Red Oak Lanes. The Panther girls pulled through for a comeback win, winning by two pins over Shenandoah. Creston/O-M trailed Red Oak by 153 pins and Shenandoah by 40 after a round. “It came down to the final frame in the final baker game when Casey (Batten) and

Livi (Hartman) put together a double in the 9th and 10th frames, finishing with a final spare coupled with a 10th frame open by Red Oak’s anchor, to give the girls the win,� Pendegraft said. Kim Orr led then girls Orr with a high-game of 208 and two-game series of 378. “Once we hit the Baker round... things just flipped,� Pendegraft said. “The strikes and spares started filling up our scoresheet and when it was all over we had averaged over 170 a game for the round and pulled off

quite a comeback.� For the boys, Isaac Jacobson had the high twogame series total of 292 in his first varsity action. “The bright spot of the day for the boys had to be our rookie freshman Isaac Jacobson,� Pen- Jacobson degraft said. “In his first year of bowling and his first varsity match of the year, all he did was throw the high game of 163 and high series of 292. And then in the Baker round he threw six strikes and two spares to carry us to the finish.�

Girls Creston/Orient-Macksburg 2,256, Shenandoah 2,254, Red Oak 2,086. Creston/Orient-Macksburg individual scores— Katie Reed 102, 74 — 176; Karlmen Chuong 108, 1376 — 245; Kim Orr 208, 170 — 379: Laura Weis 140, 116 — 256; Casey Batten 154, 148 — 302; Livi Hartman 105, 114 — 219. Team total — 1,576. Bakers — Creston/Orient-Macksburg — 156, 146, 176, 199, 179 — 856. Boys Creston/Orient-Macksburg 2037 Creston/Orient-Macksburg individual scores — Isaac Jacobson 163, 129 — 292; Brenton Barber 126, 86 — 212; Dylan Linch 109, 112 — 221; Evan Taylor 106, 103 — 209: ; Nick Case 125, 135 — 260; Dylan Linch 125, 119 — 244; Tay Wright 156, 173— 329; Zac Hague 175, 178 — 353. Team Totals — 1,487. Bakers —Creston/Orient-Macksburg— 202, 151, 149, 117, 140 — 759.


Ranked battle goes to Central Decatur By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

MOUNT AYR — Central Decatur’s Lily Simon came into Thursday’s game at Mount Ayr as primarily the fourth scoring option averaging 9.1 points per game. The Cardinals senior stepped up her offensive game, becoming the go-to player. Simon scored 23 points as the Class 2A fourth-ranked Cardinals routed the fifthranked Raiderettes 74-53 in front of a standing room only crowd. Simon caught fire from three-point range early as the Cardinals dominated the opening eight minutes. Simon had nine points on three triples as Central Decatur raced out to a 29-12 lead. Simon’s teammates set her up. “The passes were great. That’s all you can ask for,� Simon said. Simon’s high energy has been a spark for the Cardinals this season. Thursday, she added the offense. “She’s the energizer bunny. She is always on the go,� said Central Decatur coach

Curtis Boothe. “She’s always aggressive. Her shots just haven’t been falling. Lily will not stop. She can keep shooting.� Emma Atwood added six points, Raegan Boothe scored five, while Alli Masters chipped in four in the first quarter. “We knew this was going to be one of our tougher games,� Simon said. “We wanted to bring our ‘A’ game.� Simon finished with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-7 from downtown. Mount Ayr was left staggering by Central Decatur’s hot start. “We got a little shellshocked� said Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit. The Raiderette defense was a step slow chasing down the Cardinal shooters. “We could not get out and cover them,� Streit said. “They were hitting shots left and right. They’re a good shooting team, but holy cow.� Simon finished with 23 points on 8-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-7 from downtown. The Cardinals offensive balance overwhelmed the Raiderettes. Atwood fin-

ished with 18 points on 6-of8 shooting. Masters poured in 17 and Boothe finished with 11. “We were moving the ball,� coach Boothe said. “We had several people come up with assists and hit some shots.� Central Decatur led 45-24 at halftime and 59-41 after three. Mount Ayr closed within 14 on a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter, but Central Decatur always had a counter. “We were making a run, then they hit a shot and then it’s 17,� Streit said. “We just could not get it below 12.� Central Decatur’s defense flustered Mount Ayr’s repeated efforts to establish a presence in the post. Raiderettes standout post Kelcie Shields, who was honored before the game for recently scoring her 1,000th-career point, was held to seven points and only five shots. “They were pretty physical down low,� Streit said. “We couldn’t get the inside game going very well.� Megan Warin and Tess Shields each had 15 points to lead the Raiderettes. UP NEXT — Central Decatur (12-0) has its second meeting of the season with

Interstate 35 Saturday in Truro, The Cardinals host Lenox Monday in a game being made up from Dec. 16. Mount Ayr (11-1) hosts Interstate 35 Monday in a makeup game from Dec. 16. CNA photo by RYAN KRONBERG

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MURRAY — Murray senior guard Kenny Boles was on pace to break the school single-game scoring record at halftime here Thursday, but the story of the game ended up being the Mustangs’ defense. Boles scored 27 points as the Mustangs took a 3716 halftime lead over East Union on the way to a 77-25 victory. Boles finished with 29 points as Murray concentrated more on its inside strength in the second half. East Union falls to 8-4 for the season. Murray, ranked No. 9 in Class A this week by the Associated Press, takes an 11-0 record into tonight’s home game against Iowa Christian Academy before Tuesday’s home matchup with 10-1 Grand View Christian, ranked seventh this week in 1A and averaging 86.1 points per game. At halftime, Boles appeared to be a threat to Murray’s individual game record of 48 points by Bill Sheesley in the late 1950s. But, 6-7 Thane Simmons and 6-5 Bryce Keller were effective inside in the second half, finishing with 14 and 10 points, respectively, and a combined nine rebounds. “Bryce had to sit on the bench quite a bit with fouls in the first half and it took him awhile to get going,” said Murray coach Darin Wookey. “In the second half we started trying to go inside to Thane and Bryce a little more, and we took off the press where Kenny gets a lot of steals and layups.” Jack Jones, a strong rebounding guard for the Mustangs, had a good overall game with six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Mustang surge East Union led 8-7 in the early going before having problems with Murray’s 1-3-1 pressure defense alignment. The Eagles had 11 turnovers in the first half, with many resulting in fast break layups by Boles at the top of the press. For the game, Murray collected 18 steals. “We watched a lot of game film on them this week,” Boles said. “I thought it was going to be a really tough game and at first it started out really tough. Then our press started bothering them. We were reading their eyes and getting into our

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr’s defense contained Central Decatur’s Carter Boothe for much of Thursday’s Pride of Iowa Conference boys basketball game. The Cardinals junior took over when his team needed him. Boothe hit the go-ahead shot with 13.1 seconds left as the Cardinals held off a strong effort from Mount Ayr 43-42. “He hits two huge leaning left-handed shots off the glass to win it for us,” said Central Decatur coach Zach Clark. “He continues to make big plays.” Boothe scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals improved to 9-2 overall. “We’ll go where he goes,” Clark said. “He’s a pretty good guy to ride.” Boothe’s mental approach led the Cardinals through the grind of a tough league game on the road. “He’s just one tough dude,” Clark said. “When your best guy is your toughest guy, your team will respond to that. Those guys will do anything for him and he’ll do anything for his teammates.” After a tough first three and a half quarters shooting, Boothe put his head down late and went to the basket. It paid off. “I couldn’t get any shots to fall, so I decided I needed to attack more,” Boothe said. “That helped me a lot.” Everyone in the gym knew who would have the ball for the Cardinals on

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works sometimes. You’ve got to get better from it.” Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s studs at the top of the lineup dominated once again. Chase Shiltz, Jackson Mikkelsen and Kadon Hulett won both matches, with five of the six wins coming by pin. Cody Tanner returned after an absence with a third-period pin against Perry at 285 pounds. “We’re excited about all four of those guys,” Frain said. “They’ve got to keep doing it.” UP NEXT — Creston/ Orient-Macksburg travels to Centerville Saturday. Seventeen teams are in the field, including Lee’s Summit West of Missouri and Kirksville, Missouri. “It’ll be a battle,” Frain said. “Lee’s Summit West always brings good kids. Hopefully we can compete. We know the best kids will be tested. Hopefully the kids can too.”

Creston/Orient-Macksburg 45, Winterset 24 106 — Bryce Hatten (W) pinned Brodie Starlin (C/O-M)

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Murray senior Kenny Boles rises up for a jump shot between East Union senior Gabe Nixon, left, and sophomore Dillon Weis (15) during Thursday night’s game in Murray. Boles had 27 points at halftime and finished with 29 points, five steals and four assists in the Mustangs’ 77-25 victory.

break with their passes. Our defense was really good tonight.” Casey Walter made four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for East Union, but the Eagles had trouble getting into their halfcourt offense until the fourth quarter. Murray’s 16-0 third quarter opened up a 53-16 lead and enacted the 35-point mercy rule running clock. “Our press was active and our halfcourt defense was really smothering them,” Wookey said. “Their 3-point shooting concerned us going in, and we knew we had to contain Mason Gossman inside.” Gossman, averaging a team-high 16.8 points, fouled out with one point on the night. Tuesday showdown After facing 1-8 Iowa Christian tonight, the Mustangs turn their attention to the high-scoring Grand View Christian squad. “We went up there last year when Kenny was out with a concussion and it was just a six-point game at half,” Wookey said. “Then they went on a surge and we didn’t have the depth they have. They have shooters all over the place and they trap you with their pres2:45; 113 — Jacob Goodson (C/OM) pinned Trey Allen (W) 2:52; 120 — Carson Wheat (C/O-M) dec. Dylan Wagner (W) 10-7; 126 — Kruise Klburz (W) SV Cade Vicker (C/O-M) 4-2; 132 — Kelby Luther (C/O-M) dec. Jack West (W) 2-1; 138 — Blake Ryerson (W) pinned Trevor Marlin (C/O-M) 2:44; 145 — Mitchel Swank (C/OM) pinned Cole Brown (W) :13; 152 — Justin Smith (W) pinned Brant Looney (C/O-M) 3:28; 160 — Sam Chapman (C/O-M) pinned Dexter Johnson (W) 5:40; 170 — Connor Van Pelt (W) dec. Kolby Tomas (C/O-M) 12-7; 182 — Chase Shiltz (C/O-M) pinned Jalen Kleemier (W) 1:33; 195 — Jackson Mikkelsen (C/O-M) dec. Parker Maynes (W) 7-1; 220 — Kadon Hulett (C/O-M) pinned Cory Lauer (W) :50; 285 — Cody Tanner (C/O-M) pinned Bradley Tolley (W) 4:30. Creston/Orient-Macksburg 57, Perry 17 113 — Kaleb Olejniczak (P) dec. Jacob Goodson (C/O-M) 9-6; 120 — Zachary Thompson (P) pinned Brayton Chesnut (C/O-M) :35; 126 — Cade Vicker (C/O-M) dec. Jacob Nelson (5-1); 132 — Zach Stewart (P) pinned Kelby Luther (C/O-M) 15-0, 4:00; 138 — Trevor Marlin (C/O-M) pinned Ver Tobar (P) 1:51; 145 — Mitchel Swank (C/O-M) pinned Miguel Gonzalez (P) :14; 152 — Erick Funez (P) UTB Mason Kinsella (C/O-M) 10-9; 160 — Sam Chapman (P) pinned Cole Snyder (P) 2:58; 170 — Kolby Tomas (C/O-M) pinned Adan Medina (P) 1:00; 182 — Chase Shiltz (C/OM) pinned Cesar Ramirez (P) :50; 195 — Jackson Mikkelsen (C/O-M) pinned Juan Campos (P) 1:21; 220 — Trevor Kinyon (C/OM) won by forfeit; 285 — Kadon Hulett (C/O-M) pinned Tyler Soll (P) 2:49; 106 — Brodie Starlin (C/O-M) pinned Tucker Strough (P) :50.

sure. We’ll have to handle their press and defend their shooters. I anticipate a good ballgame at our place.”

EAST UNION (25) — Casey Walter 14, Gave Nixon 10, Mason Gossman 1. Totals — 9 1-5 25. 3-point goals — 6 (Walter 4, Nixon 2). Team fouls — 16. Fouled out — Gossman. MURRAY (77) — Kenny Boles 29, Thane Simmons 14, Bryce Keller 10, Jack Jones 6, Reese Held 4, Josh Webb 3, Jeran Cosner 3, Zane Black 2, Jimmy Graham 2, Devin Slaughter 2, Dustin Teas 2. Totals — 31 12-14 77. 3-point goals — 3 (Boles 2, Webb 1. Rebounds — Simmons 5, Keller 4, Jones 4. Assists — Boles 4, Jones 4, Black 3, Held 2. Steals — Boles 5, Jones 2, Teas 2, Simmons 2, Webb 2. Team fouls — 15. Fouled out — None. E. Union — 10 16 16 25 Murray

— 15 37 53 77

their final possession. “We knew darn well that ball was going to him,” said Mount Ayr coach Bret Ruggles. “Those two left handed layups were unreal.” Mount Ayr had one final opportunity. There was a tieup with 1.6 seconds to go, with the ball going to Mount Ayr. Ruggles called out a play. “We told them real quick to scramble,” Ruggles said. “We’ve worked on that play where they go in a circle and try to get lost. (Dawson) Frost came open and we found him.” Dawson Frost had a good look from the right baseline, but the shot hit the front of the rim and bounced over at the buzzer. “It’s a good look. It’s a tough shot for a young kid,” Ruggles said. “He’s 15-years-old. When it left his hand and it got above the square, I thought its going in. It misses and misses short.” Mount Ayr constantly switched defenses in an effort to slow down Boothe and company. The strategy worked brilliantly for Ruggles and the Raiders. “Coming into tonight, we had to execute a game plan that we had never really done before,” Ruggles said. “We had to bring the possessions down. We had to switch defenses constantly. We were going from a man, to a zone, to a press, to a 1-3 chaser. We tried to do about everything we could to keep them analyzing and keep them thinking.” The strategy led to long possessions for the Cardinals. “I was thinking the more

they do that, the more time they waste,” Ruggles said. “We had 32 minutes to waste and we were trying to figure out how to do that.” The fourth quarter went back and fourth. There were four lead changes and three ties in the final eight minutes, with the final lead change coming on Boothe’s driving bucket late. Thursday’s loss is one the Raiders can build on going forward. “We had a shot to win,” Ruggles said. “I’ll take that.” The game was back and forth the entire way, with neither side grabbing a sizable lead. Mount Ayr led 9-7 after the first quarter and 23-19 at halftime. The game’s slow pace continued in the third quarter. Central Decatur edged ahead 31-28, but Myles Greene tied it a little later with a three. The game was deadlocked at 31-31 after three. Wurster led the Raiders with 12 points. Myles Greene had 10 points. UP NEXT — Central Decatur has its second date of the season with longtime rival Interstate 35 (5-4) Saturday. The Roadrunners fell to Nodaway Valley 7271 Thursday. Mount Ayr (1-11) hosts Interstate 35 Monday, weather permitting, in a game being made up from Dec. 16. The Raiders are at East Union (8-4) on Tuesday and at Wayne Friday. “There’s potentially two wins there, three if we can play like we this on the road,” Ruggles said. “We’ve got a shot at both of them.”

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The City of Creston

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

and the

Creston Municipal Airport Commission

Mon., Jan. 16- 10:00AM Grand Junction, IA. Tractors, Combine, Pulling Tractor, Tillage & Planting Equip., Harvest Equip., Trucks, Pickups, Trailers, Hay Equip,. for Nick Webb. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Darwin West. Friday, Jan. 27- 10:00AM Creston, IA. 156 AC M/L, Union Twn., Adams Co. IA for Marlene Preston, Nancy Lynne McKay, Alice Kay Tucker. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Steve Bergren, Tom Frey, Brandon Frey. Sat., Jan. 28- 10:00AM Grand Junction, IA. Collectible Tractors, Forklift, Pickup, Camper, Lawn Mowers, ATVs, Snowmobiles, Collectibles, Antique Equip., Household for Joan Webb. Auctioneers: Tom Frey, Steve Bergren, Brandon Frey, Darwin West. Sunday, Jan. 22- 11:00AM Creston, IA. Modern Furniture, Appliances, Household Goods, Antiques & Collectibles, Tiller, Tools & Misc. for Jim Routh. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Brandon Frey.

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Creston City Clerk, P.O. Box 449, 116 W. Adams St., Creston, IA 50801 by 4 PM on January 20, 2017

Or Online at: 641-464-3226

Site map and lease are available to view at the airport terminal building or Creston City Hall. Possession by the tenant to commence March 1, 2017.

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November 8, 2016 minutes. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Election of officers was held for Calendar Year 2017. Twombly moved to elect Ambrose as Chairman. Riley seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. Riley moved to elect Twombly as Vice-Chairman/Secretary. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Chairman Ambrose led the board in reviewing the Regional STP Application from Southern Iowa Trolley for the purchase of a 20-passenger light duty bus to replace a vehicle destroyed by a lightning strike. Twombly moved to approve the Application from Southern Iowa Trolley up to $62,021 in FY2018 Regional STP Funds for purchase of a bus. Dixon seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. Dixon moved to adjourn the meeting. Twombly seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m. Nancy K. Groth, Recording Secretary

RPA 14/ATURA Transportation Planning Affiliation January 10, 2017 Policy Board Meeting Minutes Vice-Chairman Charles Ambrose called the meeting to order at 1:36 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Present were: Ambrose, Dixon, Minnick, Riley, and Twombly. Twombly moved to approve the Agenda. Riley seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Riley moved to approve the November 8, 2016 minutes. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Election of officers was held for Calendar Year 2017. Twombly moved to elect Ambrose as Chairman. Riley seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. Riley moved to elect Twombly as Vice-Chairman/Secretary. Dixon seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Chairman Ambrose led the board in reviewing the Regional STP Application from Southern Iowa Trolley for the purchase of a 20-passenger light duty bus to replace a vehicle destroyed by a lightning strike. Twombly moved to approve the Application from Southern Iowa Trolley up to $62,021 in FY2018 Regional STP Funds for purchase of a bus. Dixon seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. Dixon moved to adjourn the meeting. Twombly seconded. All ayes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m. Nancy K. Groth, Recording Secretary

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that Keith Blevins, current owner and Jeff Seeger, prospective buyer, have requested a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of operating a commercial repair garage in an area zoned as I-1 Light Industrial on the following property, to-wit: Lot 210 and the vacated portion of Montgomery Street lying between Lots 210 and 211, McDonald's North, Section B, Creston, Union County, Iowa. More commonly known 201 N Cedar Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that the Creston Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding this request at 5:30 p.m. on the 31st day of January, 2017, in the City Council Chambers, Creston City Hall/Restored Depot, 116 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that you may appear at the above time and place, either in person or by a duly authorized agent or attorney, to make any comments you may wish concerning the proposed re-zoning request. If you are unable to attend in person, written comments will be received by the Planning and Zoning Commission at the time of the meeting and will be made part of the public hearing in this matter. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND YOU SHOULD GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY. Respectfully submitted, Kevin W. Kruse Zoning Administrator



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that Keith Blevins, current owner and Jeff Seeger, prospective buyer, have requested a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of operating a commercial repair garage in an area zoned as I-1 Light Industrial on the following property, to-wit: Lot 210 and the vacated portion of Montgomery Street lying between Lots 210 and 211, McDonald's North, Section B, Creston, Union County, Iowa. More commonly known 201 N Cedar Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that the Creston Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding this request at 5:30 p.m. on the 31st day of January, 2017, in the City Council Chambers, Creston City Hall/Restored Depot, 116 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that you may appear at the above time and place, either in person or by a duly authorized agent or attorney, to make any comments you may wish concerning the proposed re-zoning request. If you are unable to attend in person, written comments will be received by the Planning and Zoning Commission at the time of the meeting and will be made part of the public hearing in this matter. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND YOU SHOULD GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY. Respectfully submitted, Kevin W. Kruse Zoning Administrator

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION To Whom It May Concern: You are hereby notified that Keith Blevins, current owner and Jeff Seeger, prospective buyer, have requested a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of opIowa Select Farms is anin an erating a commercial repair garage employer. area zoned equal as I-1opportunity Light Industrial on the following property, to-wit: Lot 210 and the vacated portion of Montgomery Street lying between Lots 210 and 211, McDonald's North, Section B, Creston, Union County, Iowa. More commonly known 201 N Cedar Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that the Creston Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding this request at 5:30 p.m. on the 31st day of January, 2017, in the City Council Chambers, Creston City Hall/Restored Depot, 116 West Adams Street, Creston, Iowa. You are further notified that you may appear at the above time and place, either in person or by a duly authorized agent or attorney, to make any comments you may wish concerning the proposed re-zoning request. If you are unable to attend in person, written comments will be received by the Planning and Zoning Commission at the time of the meeting and will be made part of the public hearing in this matter. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE CRESTON PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION AND YOU SHOULD GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY. Respectfully submitted, Kevin W. Kruse Zoning Administrator


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Hoop Shoot winners move on TRUMP: Winners in the 2017 Elks Hoop Shoot competition at Southwestern Community College advanced to the district shoot on Jan. 28 in West Des Moines. Top placewinners Saturday in each age division were: Boys 8-9 — 1. Tanner Streit, Mount Ayr, 21-25; 2. Rhett Driskell, St. Malachy, 16-25; 3. Clayton Scarberry, Creston, 15-25; 4. Carson Reynolds, Nodaway Valley, 14-25; 5. Cason Scarberry, Creston, 13-25. Boys 10-11 — 1. Dawson Nelson, Nodaway Valley,

15-25; 2. Ethan Crawford, Creston, 14-25; 3. Parker Varner, St. Malachy, 13-25; 4. Ryce Reynolds, Mount Ayr 11-25 (4-5); 5. Jake Hoyt, Creston, 11-25 (3-5). Boys 12-13 — 1. Colby Burg, St. Malachy, 21-25; 2. Cale Eklund, East Union, 14-25; 3. Gannon Greenwalt, Creston, 11-25 (3-5); 4. Danny Thomlinson, East Union, 11-25 (2-5); 5. Payton Conley, Creston 5-25. Girls 8-9 — 1. Averi Culbertson, Creston, 11-25; 2. Kylie Campbell-Methany, Creston, 10-25; 3. Bailey Carstens, Nodaway Val-

ley, 8-25; 4. Jaycee Hanson, Creston, 5-25; 5. Hollynn Rieck, Creston, 4-25. Girls 10-11 — 1. Tegan Streit, Mount Ayr, 21-25; 2. Madison Long, Nodaway Valley, 13-25; 3. Linsie Barnes, Mount Ayr, 11-25; 4. Keyanna Peterson, Creston, 10-25; 5. Nevaeh Kuhlman, St. Malachy, 7-25. Girls 12-13 — 1. Mallory Raney, East Union, 15-25 (4-5, 4-5); 2. Halle Evans, St. Malachy 15-25 (4-5, 1-5); 3. Keely Coen, St. Malachy, 14-25; Haylee Gillam, Creston, 12-25; 5. MaKenna Jones, Mount Ayr, 11-25.


gentle treatment from Senate Democrats who say they’ve found the Cabinet choices more palatable than the future president himself. “As I meet members of the Cabinet I’m puzzled because many of them sound reasonable,” said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “Far more reasonable than their president.” Sen. Jeff Sessions, picked for attorney general, said he’s against any outright ban on immigration by Muslims, in contrast to Trump’s onetime call to suspend admittance of Muslims. Secretary of State candidate Rex Tillerson affirmed U.S. commitments to NATO and took a relatively hard line on Russia, both in contrast to Trump — though Tillerson irked GOP Sen. Marco Rubio by refusing to label Vladimir Putin a “war crim-

inal.” And CIA pick Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, affirmed his opposition to torture and said he would refuse any Trump order to torture, adding he could not imagine Trump would give such a directive. Trump, while campaigning, suggested bringing back waterboarding and more. Tillerson’s nomination is in question in light of concerns from Rubio and others, but it looks like smooth sailing for Pompeo; retired Gen. James Mattis for Defense; and retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security, among others. “Pompeo’s very popular, Mattis, Kelly — these are popular selections,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Sessions was denied confirmation once before by the Senate, but that was three decades ago for a federal judgeship. This time around the Alabaman is a sitting senator and was treated gently, for the most part, by T:5.125” even when his colleagues,

Democrats brought up the racial issues that brought him down him last time around. There was potential for drama as Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., broke with Senate tradition to testify against his colleague, but it came on the second day of the hearing after Sessions had finished testifying, so he was not even in the room. “The purpose of confirmation hearings is to examine the record and views of potential nominees and I think that’s what these hearings are doing,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. “I think it’s likely that all of the Cabinet nominees are going to be confirmed, I think the hearings have gone quite well this week.” The outings also lack drama due to Democrats’ decision while in the Senate majority to lower the vote threshold for Cabinet nominees and others from 60 votes to 50, allowing Republicans to ensure approval as long as they can hold their 52-seat majority together.


Mallory Raney of Afton holds her follow through on a shot Saturday during the Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest held at Southwestern Community College. Raney won a shoot-off for first place in the girls 12- and 13-year-old division.

Court upholds firing of Iowa judge who criticized governor 15 years at Iowa Workforce Development as an administrative law judge ruling on unemployment benefits cases, was charged last month with felony insurance fraud over the same issue. Her supporters have questioned whether the charges were retribution, but prosecutors have denied that claim. The 56-year-old is set to be arraigned next month. Ackerman’s firing came weeks after she and other judges testified to lawmakers that they faced pressure from Workforce Development director Teresa Wahlert, a Branstad appointee, to favor businesses over workers in their rulings. Their concerns prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, which ordered the state to prevent judges from facing any pressure from political appointees as required by law. Ackerman is pursuing a


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