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By JAKE WADDINGHAM CNA staff reporter

A substantial increase in Union County’s agricultural land and building valuation may cause an increase in property taxes for the fall of 2014, but statewide regulations will minimize the impact. The Iowa Department of Revenue’s final percentage adjustments for 2013 valuations saw a 33.88 percent increase for agricultural land and 15 percent increase for agricultural buildings. “The Haner reason for the increase is agricultural land is valued on productivity, not sale price,” said Union County Assessor Gene Haner. “It is averaged on a five-year process, plus two years in arrears.” This means the 2013 valuation of agricultural land and buildings is based on the 2007-2011 production averages. More than 20 years ago, the Iowa Legislature passed an assessment limitation law called rollback to combat high inflation rates

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Union County sheriff deputies stand by after an accident 5:18 p.m. Thursday, with one injured and transported to Des Moines. Benjamin Arno Friederichs, 18, of Walcott was cited for failure to maintain control after the accident at Green Valley Lake spillway on 140th Street. According to a Union County Sheriff report, Friederichs, driving a 2004 Ford, failed to navigate the curve before the bridge at Green Valley Lake spillway. After losing control of the vehicle, he ran into the bridge’s guard rail on the south side and the vehicle flipped into the spillway, landing on its top. Friederichs and passenger Ramiro Palomares Jr., 18, 1501 W. Townline St., were transported to Greater Regional Medical Center and released. Passenger Tailor Greer, 18, 1501 W. Townline St., was transported to Greater Regional Medical Center before being flown by helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he is in fair, but stable, condition. Damage estimate to Friederichs’ vehicle is $10,000.

PRESERVING HISTORY Architect Matt Coen — former Crestonian — will investigate what structural and cosmetic upgrades are needed at the restored Creston Depot ■


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Creston’s “architectural gem” may soon get a facelift. Creston City Council recently voted to allow an architectural firm to begin investigating what structural and cosmetic upgrades are needed at the restored Creston Depot. Mike Taylor, city administrator, said plaster is coming off the walls and a few windows are beginning to rot. He said it’s important to restore the building properly, or it will lose value. Thus, the city has acquired the services of Matt Coen of Walker Coen Lorentzen — an architectural firm based in Des Moines. Matt Coen — a graduate of Iowa State University — is familiar with Creston. He and his parents Craig and Linda lived here until he was 5 years old. He is the nephew of dentist Dan Coen and furniture store owner Mike Coen. “My roots grow deep in

on residential and agricultural property. The rollback is applied to a class of property, not on an individual basis, so the statewide total taxable value can only increase 4 percent because of revaluation. Haner said the assessment cycle takes 18 months to complete and takes place every two years. Once the county auditor publishes the equalization order, taxpayers have until Oct. 25 to protest to local boards of review. Then local taxing authorities adopt budgets based on the land valuations so by March 2014, all taxing entities can set levies. The first half of taxes for the newly assessed valuation is due by Sept. 30, 2014.

Residential property While agricultural land and structures made a large jump, residential and commercial realty had no adjustments for the 2013 actual values. The Iowa Department of Revenue is responsible for equalizing assessments. The department compares each county’s assessment with a sales assessment ratio study. Please see TAXES, Page 2

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Creston City Council recently voted to allow an architectural firm to begin investigating what structural and cosmetic upgrades are needed at the restored Creston Depot, pictured above.

Creston,” C o e n s a i d , “and I’m excited about the opportunity to be part of Coen this project. It’s my understanding this is one of two depots remaining (in the United States) built by Burnham and Root. We think it’s an architectural gem. It’s a solidly-built depot, and we are going to ensure it continues to be an asset to this community and lives a long future.”

Building history

Creston’s restored depot was designed by ar-

chitects Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root — among the nation’s most distinguished architects in the 19th century. It was adorned “a magnificent passenger station” by the public, according to Union County historical records. The depot has concrete footings and rubble foundation. The exterior walls are cut stone to the windowsills, and above it’s built of St. Louis pressed brick. A heavy, copper cornice caps the exterior walls. The roof attracts special attention because of it’s semiglazed tile. The depot received recognition in 1974 when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It is one of six structures in Union County to receive that honor. The other five are Iowana Hotel, Gibson Memorial Library, Grand River Bridge, Jefferson Elementary School and the former U.S. Post Office (now Maple Street Memories).

Process starts

Coen said 1977 was the last time the depot received any major renovations. Kevin Kruse, Creston public works director, said Coen was in Creston Wednesday surveying the building. “He was here yesterday looking around and taking pictures,” Kruse said.

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Brad Jones, owner of Up in Smoke in Afton, left, serves a piece of smoked prime rib to Marriah Love of Lorimor Thursday evening during the annual High Lakes Outdoor Alliance (HLOA) banquet held at Three Mile Lodge. About 300 people attended the event. HLOA is a non-profit organization — established in 2005 — that raises money to promote and enhance outdoor activities in Union County.

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Deaths Dwight Cunning Mount Ayr

Dwight D. Cunning, 94, of Mount Ayr died Oct. 9, 2013, at Clearview Home in M o u n t Ayr. Memorial ser- Cunning vices will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The Rev. Chris Conklin will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Open visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Saturday with family present 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Clearview Estates and Princess Theater. Online condolences may be left at Dwight Cunning, son of Mamie Elizabeth (Nickle) and William Cunning, was born Oct. 29, 1918, near Clearfield. On March 2, 1947, Dwight

Bonnie Green Orient

Bonnie Green, 80, of the Zion/Orient area, died Oct. 9, 2013, at Greater Regional Hospice Home. Services Green will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston. The Rev. Jeff Banks will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery east of Orient. Open visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday with family present 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Greater Regional Hospice Home. Online condolences may be left at www. Bonnie Jayne Green, daughter of Lenora Adella (Davis) and George Harry Petherick, was born July 18, 1933, in rural Taylor County. Bonnie graduated from Zion Consolidated High School. Bonnie worked at the Zion store, while in high school, in 1950. On Nov. 26, 1950, Bonnie married Richard Dale Green at Hill of Zion Church. While Rich was in the service, Bonnie lived in Evansville, Ind., and worked for Smith and Butterfield, selling cameras and leather goods. Bonnie also worked in Des Moines for Solar Aircraft in the general accounting department. After Rich was discharged, they returned to Zion to the family farm, where Bonnie took care of the home and helped on the farm.

married Charlotte Rice in Lenox. Dwight was a lifetime farmer, and he farmed south of Mount Ayr for several years. They retired in 1987 and moved into Mount Ayr. Dwight was a member of First Christian Church. Dwight is survived by his wife Charlotte Cunning of Mount Ayr, daughter Sherri (Doug) Hymbaugh of Mount Ayr; grandchildren, Jessica (Joe) Snethen of Webster City and Mark and David Hymbaugh, both of Kihei, Hawaii; great-grandchildren, Rori, Vince, and Ellie Snethen; and sisters-in-law, Betty Brooks of Washington state, Peggy Rice of Lenox and Jorene (Bill) Blevins of Springfield, Mo. Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, son Bradford Mark Cunning; siblings, Thelma (Ed) Richey, Burl (Irene) Cunning, Dortha (Ed) Grossman, Cecile (Bill) Barron and Duane (Christine) Cunning; and in-laws, Opal (Bill) Goodale, Lewis “Mike” (Peggy) Rice, Lewis “Mike” Rice, Paul (Sadie) Rice and Max Brooks.

Dorothy Joy Zmolek Elroy, Wis.

Creston. On Jan. 3, 1953, Joy married Alfred Zmolek in Creston. The family moved to Elroy, Wis., in 1972. In addition to her work at home raising their family, Joy was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Joy is survived by her husband Alfred; children, Deborah (Roland) Schultz of Wonewoc, Wis., David (Penny) Zmolek of Elroy, Wis., Julie (Craig) Ostrem of Viroqua, Wis., James (Afra) Zmolek of Grand Prairie, Texas, Kevin Zmolek of Shorewood, Wis., and Bruce Zmolek (Michele Clark) of Holmen, Wis.; grandchildren, Sarah Schultz, Benjamin (Rebecca) Schultz, Jennifer (Joel) Shirek, Kalli, Emma and Dalton Zmolek, Thomas, Joshua and Haley Ostrem and Jad, Austin and Aaron Zmolek; great-grandsons, Caleb and Christian Shirek; brother Gary (Alice) Parks and sister Sally Egly. In addition to her birth parents, Joy was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, infant daughter Margaret Ann, sister Shirley Miller, brother Don Mullin and brother-in-law Darrel Egly.

Robert ‘Sarge’ Beach Lenox

Dorothy Joy Zmolek, 83, Robert L. “Sarge” Beach of Elroy, Jr., 82, Wis., died of Lenox Oct. 9, died Oct. 2013, at 9, 2013, at her home. Greater Funeral Regional services Hospice will be 11 Home in a.m. Mon- Zmolek Beach Creston. day, Oct. No local 14, at St. Patrick’s Catholic services are planned. InterChurch in Elroy. The Rev. ment will be in Iowa VeterRichard Dickman will ofans Cemetery in Van Meter ficiate. Burial will be in St. at a later date. Pearson FamPatrick’s Catholic Cemetery ily Funeral Service, 809 W. in Elroy. Visitation will be Montgomery St., Creston, is 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Picha in charge of arrangements. Funeral Home in Elroy and Online condolences may be at the church from 10 a.m. left at www.pearsonfuneraluntil service time Monday. Memorials may be given to Robert Leroy Beach Jr., a cancer fund of your choosson of Avis (Clemence) and ing in memory of Joy. Online Robert Leroy Beach, was condolences may be left at born July 3, 1931, in Springwww.pichafuneralhomes. field, Mass. com. In 1953, Robert married Dorothy Joy Zmolek, Zada Y’ola Taylor. She died daughter of Merle (Parks) June 8, 1994. and Don Fulton, was born On June 3, 1995, Robert Feb. 28, 1930, in Jewell Counmarried Mariellen Gardner. ty, Kan. Mariellen died Nov. 14, 2007. Her parents died when Robert lived in Fort she was young, and Joy and They moved to Davenport her sisters and brother were for three years, returned to raised by adoptive parents Orient, then moved back to Tom and Gertrude Mullin in the family farm. Rich died Feb. 22, 1977. Continued from Page 1 needed to be completed at Bonnie then went back the building. to work in Creston as a le“It was a fact-finding visit. Coen is expected to presgal secretary for Anderson, We also found an old set of ent that report to the CresWerner, Holmes and Steffes is allowed to be at 95 per- building plans, and he cop- ton City Council 45 to 60 (now Kenyon and Nielsen Continued from Page 1 days from now. City officials cent to 105 percent. Since ied those before he left.” Law PC, working with Todd Coen said he will return to fully expect this project to If the assessment is less 2007, we have hit right in Nielsen), until she retired in Creston at least once more be expensive, and that’s why than 5 percent above or that area.” 2009. Bonnie was formerly a below the study, no adjustEqualization contributes to for a follow-up observation they are asking for a cost member of Hill of Zion ments are made. an even distribution of state of the building. He will then summary now, so renova“It goes according to the aid and more equally distrib- prepare a facility condition tions can be phased in over Church, First Christian report and summary of tasks the next four to five years. Church (Disciples of Christ) sales price,” Haner said. “It utes the total tax burden. in Creston and Iowa Angus Auxiliary and was a volunteer with the READ mentoring program. Bonnie is survived by her daughters, Jayne (husband Mike) Livingston of Zion and Marcia (husband Jeff) Kralik of Creston; son Rod (wife Barb) Green of Zion; brothers, Les (wife Fran) Petherick of Marietta, Ga., and Paul (wife Evona) Petherick of Bettendorf; brother-in-law Ron Totzke of Nekoosa, Wis.; sisters, Vera Rohrberg of Stanwood, Wash., and Wanona (husband Roy) Dwyer of Winterset; sister-in-law Geraldine (husband Loren) Bartlett of Indianola; grandchildren, Jason (wife Michelle) Livingston of Hartford, Jeremy (wife Tracy) Livingston of Shawnee, Kan., James (wife Jen) Livingston of Winterset, Chad (wife Pepper) Green of Creston, Brandy Green of Orient and Jordan (wife Oakel) Kralik and Kilee Kralik, all of Creston; 12 great-grandchildren and CNA photo by KYLE WILSON one great-great-grandson. Auction time: Doug Jones, president of High Lakes Outdoor Alliance (HLOA), right, and auctioneer Tom Frey address those In addition to her hus- attending the HLOA banquet Thursday at Three Mile Lodge. About 300 people attended the banquet that included a prime-rib dinband, Bonnie was preceded ner, raffle and auction. in death by her parents, sister Ida Totzke in 2008 and parents-in-law, Claire and Speciality Sewing Zella Green. Special Occasion • Costumes • Children • Infant



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Worth, Granbury and Decatur, Texas, before moving to Lenox in 2002. Robert served in the United States Air Force for 22 years during both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and retired in 1971. After his discharge from the Air Force, Robert worked for a telephone company in Texas, retiring in 1993, after 20 years. Robert was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and American Legion Parkinson Post No. 250 in Lenox. Robert is survived by his sister Shirley Siep of Massachusetts and her three children; stepdaughters, Nancy West (and partner Pete Davidson) of Lenox, Dona (Dennis) Jenkins of Knoxville, Connie (Mel) Huyser of Elwood, Neb., and Carolyn (Jim) Barnes of Boise, Idaho; stepson Mark (Sandi) Reyner of Lenox, 10 step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; and nieces, Suzie and Sally Taylor of Fresno, Calif. In addition to his wives, Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

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Driver’s license

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


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 107 W. Howard St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W.

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open beginners meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse boardroom. Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, 9 a.m., Greater Regional Medical Center Classroom. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking.




Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Monday, Union County Courthouse boardroom. Agenda includes: 9:05 a.m. open forum; 9:10 a.m. Rick Piel, county sheriff: approval of new part-time jailor; 9:20 a.m. Wayne Pantini, Union County Development director: discuss activities for UCDA; 9:35 a.m. Steve Akes, county engineer: maintenance activity report, new rock agreement and consider new telephone system; 10:20 a.m. Sandy Hysell, county auditor: clerk’s report; claims. —————— Lenox City Council, 5:30 p.m. Monday, city hall. Agenda includes: public forum; presentation by Taylor County Jail Committee; reports from mayor, city administrator, law enforcement and committee reports; set Beggar’s Night for 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31; appoint Frank Rogers to Board of Adjustment; discuss changes to employee handbook with possible action; resolutions 13-19 for the purpose of approving tax abatement for property at 600 W. Van Buren St.; 13-20 for tax abatement at 104 W. Ohio St.; 13-21 for the purpose of setting pilot tax rate for Sunrise Apartments; 13-22 adopting new pay structure for fulltime members of the police department; 13-23 authorizing life insurance refund payments to covered employees; 1324 authorizing increase in sanitary landfill service surcharge. —————— Creston Airport Commission, 6 p.m. Monday, meal site, restored Creston Depot. Agenda includes: claims; public forum; discuss procedures for failure to sign hangar land lease agreement

and identifying hangars by number. —————— Orient-Macksburg School Board, 6:30 p.m Monday, boardroom. Agenda includes: championship reports; reports from Principal Teresa Thompson and Superintendent Clark Wicks; CPlan for Department of Education; greenhouse water and natural gas project; board policies 905.2 and 704.2; IASB state conference; American Education Week; parent/teacher conference change – Oct. 21 and 24; Nov. 6 board overview by ISFLIS Nodaway Valley. —————— Corning School Board, 7 p.m. Monday, meeting room. Agenda includes: review election results; retire board; oath of office for new member; election from membership of president and oath of office; appoint vice president and oath of office; student council report; teacher education report on schoolwide Title 1 program; superintendent: CAR highlights and certified enrollment; elementary and middle/high school principals reports; appoint delegate assembly representative and SIAC Committee; set date and time of regular board meetings; appoint representatives to school board policy review, negotiations, building committee and special education contract; request for allowable growth for negative special education balance; first reading of board policies 802.4804.4; second reading of board policies 800-802.3.


Michael Cox, 318 W. Montgomery St., reported an HP laptop, Xbox, Xbox games and controllers were taken from his residence between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., The Windrow. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 107 W. Howard St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Alzheimer’s Association office, 228 N. Pine St. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641782-4040. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.



CORNING — ServSafe, the national certification program for food service mangers, will be Nov. 12 at Adams County Extension and Outreach in Corning. The cost ofHi the course City Lo Cond. 72 42 includes rain isDavenport $150, which Des Moines 71 class 43 sunny eight hours of time, Dubuque 70 42 rain aFarmington manual and75the 41 national rain certification exam. Fort Dodge 67 38 Anyone sunny Ft Madison in preparing 73 44 t-storm interested and Guttenberg 68 is 40welcome pt sunny serving safe food Keokuk 75 44 t-storm to attend. Lansing 68 41 pt sunny

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Horoscope Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a fabulous day to schmooze with others, because you’re in great form. You’ll enjoy hanging out with friends and partners. Go do that voodoo that you do so well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an upbeat day at work. You’ll enjoy meetings, conferences and get-togethers with others. Work-related travel is likely. Don’t take on more than you can handle. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your creative vibes are hot! Those of you who work in the arts, the entertainment world or the hospitality industry are in the zone. You’re excited about big ideas. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’ll enjoy entertaining at home today. This is a great day to invite people to your home, whether for educational purposes, classes or to exchange information. Be open to realestate opportunities. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) It’s easy to embrace an optimistic attitude today because the power of positive thinking is yours. Because enthusiasm is contagious, of course you will attract others to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Business and commerce are favored today. Explore your ideas, which are ambitious and enthusiastic. Nevertheless, be realistic. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel generous today, even to the point of extravagance for others or yourself. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Keep your receipts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a spiritual day for many of you, because you feel moved about something. This inspiration might come from a teacher or from your own personal experience. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) All group activities will be enjoyable today. Jump in with two feet, because your exchange with others could encourage you to be more daring about your future goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) When dealing with authority figures today, don’t bite off more than you can chew, which you might be tempted to do. Stick to realistic deadlines. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel plans look exciting!

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WASHINGTON (MCT) — National Geographic, the magazine that showcases the world’s best photography, is recognizing the women behind many of those images with a landmark exhibit, “Women of Vision,” that opened Thursday. Each of the 11 female photojournalists, selected for the extraordinary breadth and depth of their storytelling, has a space in the National Geographic Museum for her unique view, covering everything from Texas teenagers struggling with identity to child brides in Yemen to the indigenous Sami people, reindeer herders of Scandinavia. The exhibit of 100 photographs, part of the magazine’s 125th anniversary celebration, opened to overflow crowds. At least part of the reaction, officials said, was due to tourists looking for alternatives to the shuttered Smithsonian museums, closed because of the partial government shutdown. During an evening program in the National Geographic Society’s auditorium, all 11 photographers discussed their work in a session led by NBC News reporter Ann Curry. The exhibit will be in Washington through March 9. It then begins a threeyear, five-city tour, with the first stop March 29 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C. The entire exhibition is sponsored by PNC Financial Group. “Each photographer has a distinct eye,” said Kathryn Keane, the vice president of National Geographic Exhibitions. “In reviewing photos for the magazine’s 125th anniversary, we were struck by how many of the photographs were done by women photojournalists. They have all captured the world in a unique way.” Weston Andress, the PNC regional president for western Carolina, said in an interview that the bank’s support for the arts was part of its connection to the communities it served, especially female customers. “It’s definitely a fit for PNC,” he said. Amy Toensing, one of the featured shooters, sat beneath a photograph of herself in the 19-foot square filled with her work and talked about some of the striking images. Her photo “Women on


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Jersey Shore” pictures a group of older women splashing around the water, having a wonderful time. “Why were people so obsessed with the Jersey Shore?” Toensing said she wondered when she got the assignment, which was years before the reality show of the same name. Invited to swim with the women, with whom she became friendly, Toensing said, “That swim was where I got it — why they loved the Jersey Shore. I rely a lot on my subjects to tell the story.” In a photo from the other side of the world, she captured another sensation: the stress of a years-long drought on a family in the Australian Outback. A pretty young girl is pulling her blond hair back from her face, her eyes scrunched as the sand stings her eyes. In the mirror of the pickup, her father is pulling her brother out of the back, and everywhere there is a brown vastness. “I wanted to put a human face on the drought,” said Toensing, who took the shot from inside the truck. “I was along, literally and figuratively, for the ride.” Waiting and gaining the trust of their subjects can take days, months or even longer, and Keane said that women had a special ability to connect with other women, especially in societies in the Middle East, where there’s limited contact between men and women who aren’t related. “I spend a lot of time getting to know my subjects,” Toensing said. “My hope is to have that show high in my imagery.”

Kitra Cahana, at 25 one of the younger photographers in the show, left home at 16 to begin her photographic career. By 21 she had an internship at National Geographic that took her to the mountains of Venezuela to shoot a religious cult. She spent weeks among them and captured their annual sacred rituals, including a man jumping through fire, an image that’s alarming and somehow transcendent, since the viewer knows he lives. In Texas, Cahana had the assignment of being “embedded” in a loud and vibrant public high school, a world away from her conservative Jewish upbringing, to learn about how the teenage brain works. “As a photojournalist, this is what we do. We embed ourselves in the lives of people with vastly different cultures, vastly different value systems,” she said, sitting among her photographs. “What I’m looking for is an intimate relationship with the subject so I can be there when the intimate thing happens. It requires being part of the landscape.” Cahana went to class in the Austin high school and after 10 weeks was accepted as “NGeo photo girl.” Her picture of two girls getting their tongues pierced depicts a rite of passage and a sign of acceptance in teen society. “It takes being a tabula rasa” — a blank slate — she said of taking photographs, “without a judgment or value system.” Her experience has stayed with her. “A lot of the world’s history was made by teenagers,” she said. Asked where she lives, Ca-

hana said, “I don’t live anywhere.” She has her backpack, sleeping bag, laptop and camera, always ready for the next — as she puts it — adventure. Erika Larsen, another photographer, spent several years getting to know the Sami people of Northern Europe, above the Arctic Circle in Norway and Sweden. In the process, Larsen, who’s of Norwegian descent, learned the language of the Sami and came to appreciate their handling of the reindeer on the tundra that’s their livelihood. “I worked as a housekeeper for one family so I was able to take photographs,” Larsen said. She sat in front of one of her enlarged photographs, of a charming teenage girl, Ella-Li, with white-blond hair and blue eyes, wearing a plaid scarf that’s emblematic of the Sami. “There is a light and dark sense of the Sami,” Larsen said. “She represented the lighter side.” Her goal in her photojournalism: “I look for the more silent time that can be created.” The photographers want their images to speak for themselves, and they range from Diane Cook’s haunting landscapes to Beverly Joubert’s gasp-inducing close-ups of leopards to Jodi Cobb’s groundbreaking work documenting 21st-century slavery. —————— ©2013 McClatchy Washington Bureau Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Simple ways to extend the life of your vehicle According to data from, in 2012 the average new car cost $30,500. That’s a considerable expense, especially at a time when fuel costs remain high and cost of living continues to rise. Because new cars have become so expensive, more and more vehicle owners are looking for ways to extend the life of their vehicles. The longer a car can stay on the road, the better an investment that vehicle becomes. Fortunately, there are several steps vehicle owners can take that should ensure their vehicles stay on the road for years to come. • Scale back on short trips. The toll cold starts take on a vehicle can add up over time. When a car is started, condensation builds up in the vehicle’s exhaust system. On longer trips, that condensation will gradually evaporate. However, on short trips, that condensation often does not have enough time to evaporate, and over time too many short trips will lead to an accumulation of water in

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Life with advanced breast cancer: a daughter’s perspective (BPT) — Cate Edwards, daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, became part of the cancer community in 2004 when her mother was first diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Shocked and defiant, Edwards and her mother assembled the best team of healthcare providers and confronted the cancer with grace, courage and perseverance. “I moved back in with my family to be with my mom through the early stages of her treatment,” said Edwards. “I was sure there was an end to cancer in sight and I wanted to see her through it.” Less than a year later, they were able to breathe a sigh of relief when Elizabeth’s scans came back clear and she appeared to be in remission. Unfortunately, the cancer was not gone for good. In 2007 the cancer returned. This time, it was metastatic breast cancer that had spread to the bone, which was treatable but incurable. Advanced breast cancer (ABC) is composed of metastatic breast can-

cer (stage IV) and locally advanced breast cancer (stage III), according to the American Cancer Society. Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body, such as the brain, bones or liver. Locally advanced breast cancer means the cancer has spread to lymph nodes and/

or other tissue in the area of the breast, but not to distant sites in the body. The advanced breast cancer felt different. The focus turned from becoming a “survivor” to simply surviving, and Edwards and her mom sensed they were part of a new cancer community. “Before my mom was diagnosed with advanced

breast cancer, I assumed breast cancer patients fell into two categories - those who were “survivors” and those who were not,” said Edwards. “When Mom’s cancer metastasized, I realized this wasn’t the case. There is a community of cancer patients who are challenged by an unpredictable, chronic disease that they could live with for weeks, months or years.” While there are many resources for early stage breast cancer, information specifically for the ABC community - which includes patients and those who care for them - has been limited. A 2012-2013 global survey of nearly 1,300 women in 12 countries, conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Novartis Oncology, showed that 70 percent of U.S. women living with ABC often feel isolated and left out of the broader breast cancer awareness movement. Additionally, 75 percent of women with ABC feel resources to help family and friends cope with and understand the disease would be especially helpful.

To address the unique needs of the ABC community, the “Count Us, Know Us, Join Us” (Count Us) program was developed with guidance from 13 leading cancer advocacy groups. The Count Us program, which is available in English and Spanish at www., provides education and support to patients, caregivers, loved ones and supporters. In honor of her mother, who passed away in 2010, Edwards has joined Count Us as an ambassador to share her caregiver experience and to help amplify the voice of the ABC community. “Anyone impacted by this disease - whether a patient, daughter, husband, friend or colleague - is part of the community,” said Edwards. “Living with advanced breast cancer means living with uncertainty, but knowing first-hand the struggles this community faces, there is one thing that’s certain: no one should face it alone.” Rosalie Canosa, MSW,

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Breastfeeding rates are up Good news for the future King George (that’s Kate and William’s little prince) and all the other princes and princesses out there! More of your moms are breastfeeding you during your first hours of arrival and for months to come. That has health benefits for you and your mom, as well as family finances and society in general. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 77 percent of U.S. moms are breastfeeding for the first six months — up from 71 percent in 2000. The CDC credits mothers’ growing awareness of the benefits, as well as programs that bring a newborn into contact with mom within the first five minutes after birth (it seems this encourages the child to express the natural impulse to breastfeed). The rate of breastfeeding after six months also is up, from 35 percent in 2000 to 49 percent in 2010; and after 12 months, from 16 percent to 27 percent. The benefits to baby? A stronger immune system. Breastfed babies are better able to ward off ear and gastrointestinal infections and some types of dermatitis. They also grow up with a lower risk for Type 2 diabetes, asthma and obesity. Mommy benefits? You’ll lower your weight and your risk for Type 2 diabetes, as well as postpartum depression, hypertension, heart attack, and breast and ovarian cancers. Then there’s the healthcare benefits! In the U.S., breastfeeding saves around $860 million annually because of reduced medical problems for babies and moms, and that doesn’t in-

Weekly healthy tips Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Michael Roizen, M.D.

clude what’s saved at home by not having to buy formula. OF ALL THE GALL (STONES, THAT IS) In an episode of “Friends,” Joey is passing a gallstone while Phoebe is giving birth to triplets. Their yowls of pain are pretty similar (Joey’s might be a bit louder). That’s how painful passing a large gallstone can be. Gallstones develop (80 percent of the time) because cholesterol in the bile, which is produced in your liver and stored in your gallbladder, causes the formation of pellets that range in size from a speck to a golf ball. When they block a gallbladder’s bile duct, they trigger excruciating pain on the right side of the abdomen. Left untreated, obstructive stones can cause jaundice, fever, even death. More than 25 million North Americans contend with gallstones — twice as many women as men. There are 1 million new cases every year. In fact, there’s a good possibility that everyone has gallstones, but only a small percentage cause problems. The go-to diagnostic tool is ultrasound, and to put an end to an attack, the stones can be extracted via laparoscope. If you have two or more attacks, you may need to have your gallbladder removed. Fortunately, your digestive system can work pretty well without it, if you follow the doctor’s dietary

advice. Good news? You can avoid problem gallstones by keeping your cholesterol in check, maintaining a healthy weight (lose weight slowly if you’re on a diet; rapid weight loss can trigger stone formation), walking 10,000 steps a day and avoiding the Five Food Felons, especially fried food. If you can eat fried food without pain, you probably don’t have gallstones. BREAKING THE CODE: NUTRITION LABEL CONFIDENTIAL When the Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, archaeologists finally could decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics because all its inscriptions also were written in ancient Greek — which they understood. Unfortunately, when it comes to decoding nutrition labels, there’s no easy way to know what they mean. So here’s our rundown of the top three things nutrition labels can tell you, and what they don’t. Calorie count? How food is prepared, how you chew it, and how your gut bacteria behave alters the total calories food delivers to your body. So use the count as a general guide, then establish a healthy diet every day with nine servings of fruits and veggies; four servings (3 ounces each) of animal protein; two or more for grains (only 100 percent whole) and other carbs. Also, if the label says 100 calories, but there are 2.5 servings (250

calories) in the package, beware you don’t take in more than you planned! Trans fats? When the label says 0 trans fats, the food is allowed to contain 0.5 gram per serving! Frequent ingestion may deliver heart-damaging amounts. If the ingredients list includes “hydrogenated oil,” that’s probably a trans fat (partially hydrogenated oil ALWAYS is). To either, just say no. Carb counting? Carbohydrate counts include processed carbs and sugars (check the ingredients list for felonious sugar syrups or added sugars). Don’t rely on printed carb counts; look for separate info on sugars and fiber, and realize the phrase “whole wheat” or “whole grain” in the ingredients list does NOT mean 100 percent (the only good-for-you form). BOOSTING YOUR HAPPINESS RANKING Maria Shriver went searching for the keys to happiness (understandably) and spent six years interviewing residents of 14 countries to create a documentary called “Happy.” In it, she reports on the astounding ability of people to find happiness in the oddest places and celebrates its remarkable emotional and physical benefits. Additionally, the United Nations World Happiness Report reveals that nations, like people, thrive when they’re happy. (The U.S. ranks 17th out of more than 150 countries; Canada is sixth.) What influences a country’s happiness? Its citizens have a healthy life expectancy, others to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, a spirit

of generosity, freedom from corruption and sufficient earnings. Much like what’s needed for you to find joy in your everyday life. So if you haven’t yet, start your happiness project by getting a workout partner; that’s a double reward: friendship (essential for happiness) plus better health (a great mood booster). Then go for actual happy meals: None of the Five Food Felons (added sugars and sugar syrups, trans and saturated fats, and any grain that isn’t 100 percent whole); and eat plenty of healthy fats from salmon and ocean trout, olive and canola oils, and nuts (especially walnuts) and moodboosting fresh produce. It keeps gut bacteria balanced, which affects dopamine production. And last, but far from least, spend more time with those you love: Intimacy is the glue that holds happiness together. You’ll have less stress, fewer health problems and live longer. Not a bad payoff for having a good time! TRY IT — AND TRY IT AND TRY IT: YOU’LL LIKE IT Kids in Thailand eat dried shrimp and lemongrass flavored rice without pooh-poohing the flavors. Japanese children enjoy grilled fish, raw egg, miso soup and fermented soybeans — for breakfast! But you’re desperate to get your 6-year-old to taste anything healthier or more flavorful than a french fry or spaghetti with butter and cheese. So you puree veggies in fruit smoothies and opt for supplements just to get some nutrients into your

youngster. Not bad moves, but we’re betting you can expand your child’s food favorites if you’ll expand yours. Parental behavior is crucial in shaping a child’s food preferences. For most kids, flavor choices are a result of nurture more often than nature, maybe even starting in the womb. Research suggests that moms who eat junk food when pregnant tend to have kids who eat junk food and are overweight. And even kids who do have an actual physiological aversion to certain flavors (many react strongly to bitter tastes) eventually can learn to expand their list of acceptable foods. Repeated exposure alters flavor perception. So dish up broccoli in clever ways: grilled, in a creamy soup, cold with a yogurt dip. If you are enthusiastic about eating healthfully, take time to cook good food in tasty ways, and STOP feeding your child processed, salty and sugary foods (they ruin the palate, making it very difficult to appreciate other flavors). That kid of yours will naturally ask for another serving of edamame (soybeans), asparagus and oven-roasted kale. Try it. You’ll all like it! *** Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit (c) 2013 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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A New Age Addiction

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Dude, Be Nice! Taylor Suiter

On Monday, September 30th, Mike Smith came to Creston High School to give an inspiring speech about anti-bullying and how it isn’t the records and accomplishments that one leaves behind in high school that matter, but rather it is how someone treats their peers that really counts and sticks with them. Many students described Mike as being ‘real, one of us, a professional teenager, and relatable’. It wasn’t hard to believe either as he made himself comfortable on the stage with is ‘scraggly homeless look’. It wasn’t like being lectured by an adult on a serious topic. Instead there was a more laid back approach to how he talked to everyone that made it both believable and it touched on important things that sometimes as a teenager, we tend to overlook. Mike talked about his childhood and how as he was growing up he had gone from wanting to be a teenage mutant ninja turtle to a professional skateboarder, much like Tony Hawke. However, at an early age, Mike learned that words could hurt. A local kids he admired made fun of him so he quit skating and left his board behind. This led to Calvin, a boy who was essentially under the radar at his school of 200 students. Feeling like a ghost among the crowd, Calvin didn’t want to associate with Mike. Mike talked to his mom, and realized that he was mean. He was a bully. He didn’t want that to be his legacy. His mom’s candid conversation and losing a close friend in an accident made Mike choose a new way. Mike tried to make a point to be better to everyone and to try and help Calvin make it through. Taking Calvin under his wing, Mike tried to be an almost older sibling and role model for the boy. Mike stated that it was through his interactions with Calvin that he realized he wanted to help people above all things, even as Mike eventually went on to college. Later in life, after many successes, Mike received a Facebook message from a girl who admitted that although Mike had changed as a person, she could only recall the bad things that he had done to her throughout her high school experience.

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The Group Within

As Thompson said, “In school if someone came to us at lunch, we’d talk to them, outside of school we are not going to contact people we wouldn’t normally hang out with.” Madison Phelps 7:50 a.m. and the “I know that it happens but personally I doors swing open. think we should treat people the same,” said Herrod Where is the group at today? about how obvious cliques are in schools. It even Cliques are the number one high school seems like teachers are aware of the different mantra. Walk in the school and, BAM, group over cliques in the school. here, one over there, and oh don’t forget the one Thompson said “Teachers who know kids by the trash can. There are misconceptions about are in sports and stuff kind of let them get away cliques, both bad and good, that hopefully can be with stuff.” That is not always the case but it does covered by this article. But what is the purpose of exist in many schools. cliques and why do we need them? “They tend to favor the groups that are Everyone is drawn to their clique. Cole easier to get along with and smarter because they Thompson said, “Yes I think it’s okay to have are not as difficult,” Lepcheske said. cliques because then you can always have somebody Todd Jacobson, the Sociology teacher to be around.” at Creston High School, said, “As a Sociology “It makes you feel more teacher I think that cliques are natural. People like secure and safe,” said Sabrina to spend more time with those they have activities Lepcheske. in common with rather than others. I don’t feel Cliques are the lifeline for like teachers favor certain groups but as a coach I some people but for others it’s more do interact more with the kids I coach on the team of a hindrance. “I think that it’s a because we have that aspect in common.” Some Lapcheske way for people to exclude other ways of looking at it as a teenager is they favor people. It’s dumb and pointless,” said Marbrisa but it’s not so much favoring as it is being more Lepe. aquainted with certain people. When people think about what they are High school is part of life and cliques are a considered clique wise they are put in one of two big part of that. Lepe said, “The idea of cliques are major groups or are considered a floater. immature.” That is true but without cliques many “Cliques by interests and ranked,” is how people would be left out to dry, so to speak. Lorelei Herrod put it. So people are either a jock/ Cliques bring friends into people’s lives prep, floater, or a nerd. but most of the friendships don’t seem to last after All cliques involve their certain people and high school. Chris Reed, a graduated student from no matter what clique a person is in they treat each Creston O/M said, “No, your friends you hung out other the same way; differently. “People shun those with in school don’t talk to you after graduation.” they don’t socialize with. No one really talks to us,” “It’s a problem but not a big problem. Other said Herrod. bigger schools are much worse. Everybody still Generally people try talks to everybody,” said Lepe. to accept other people and be Jacobson said, “I’m welcoming but like Lepcheske said, on the side where cliques are okay “I’m sure there are some people we as long as they stay away from shut out without meaning to but we bullying.” Even though cliques try to accept more people into our cause riffs within the student body, Thompson group.” Cliques create this tight they seem to be doing okay and not bond that is hard to loosen up in causing too many problems. If cliques Lepe order to add more people, either when they move in can stay simple and not grow to be more about or want friends. popularity, and what you are or are not doing, they Hanging out. Problem with that is, “When will continue to serve their purpose. we ask to hang out we might not ask some people,” 
Quotes on the side; Cole Thompson “Just because said Lepe. Even within the clique there are still I’m a part of a group does not mean I’m not willing tighter bonds between certain people than others. to be around other people. Mike realized that even in all the good he has accomplished, his legacy includes being that mean kid. This statement echoed among both students and teachers to varying degrees, although Tammy Riley pointed out a valid reason for why this can sometimes happen to anyone, “Sometimes we just get wrapped up in things and we become so focused on that one thing, that sometimes we start focusing more inwards rather than outwards, this can make it hard to for people to put records aside because of how much time and effort that they’ve put into it.” Overall, Mike’s message was received with much gusto and backing, however Sydney Suiter raised a concern, “I felt like it was a good story with a good message, but it will only last a few days and then people will revert to their old habits because we (teenagers) are the most common offenders of reverting to our old ways (in the general population)”. Changing our habits for the long term takes effort and we want to make the most of his visit here. Ben Irr, a freshman at CHS on the other hand made the revelation that, “I feel like I need to take a different perspective on how I treat people in different activities, and my thoughts of what’s important.” Mrs. Riley believes that, “With anything it will affect a few, not necessarily the masses, but it’s somewhere to start.” So, let’s see what can be accomplished even when it only affects a few and live by Mike Smith’s message of: Dude, be nice! However, everyone should take this to heart: “You don’t have to change the world, but at least change one thing for the better, “ said Cara Soukup, Spanish teacher.

Everyone is welcome to come watch our students skate!

In a promotional photo from his website, Speaker Mike Smith, who came to speak to students in our are courtesy of Union County SADD. Senior Dylan Meggison at the 4th of July Skateboard Competition.


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LPN - Day/Evening • LPN or RN - Weekends Only Bath Aide - Day Shift • Restorative Aide - Day Shift We are looking for people who are compassionate and enjoy the elderly to come to work for Clearview Homes. If you want job satisfaction by working with a caring team, come in and visit with us about our starting rate and pay scale. Offering an excellent benefit package including: Paid Sick Leave • 401k • Health and Life Insurance Paid Holidays • Paid Vacation

Annual God’s Portion Dinner and Sale Saturday, October 19, 2013

and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.”

Bazaar open at 2:30 p.m. (new start time) Lots of baked goods, candies, pies and canned goods. Handmade items to include: baby bath towels, teddy bears, aprons, tie quilts, walker/wheelchair bags, backpacks with doll in pocket. Come expecting lots more!! Dinner • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Roast Beef, Ham Balls and all the fixin’s adults $8.00 • age 5-11 $3.00 • under 5 free Auction • 6:30 p.m. (new start time)

Donations from: Adams Street Espresso, Afton Co-Op, Akin, American Family Insurance, Bailey Family, Barker Implement, Buxton Spraying, Creston Automotive, Curves, Fareway, Farm & Home, Ferarra Candy Company, Fireside Bar & Grill-Diagonal, Hometown Insurance, Hy-Vee, John Judd/Delores Doench, Kelly’s Flowers, Mary Brunner, Maurices, Napa, Pampered Puppies, Pioneer, Schweser’s, Sharon Bennett, Shear Styling, Stalker Chevrolet, Sweet Desires-Corning, Teresa’s Floral, Titan Equipment, True Value, Up In Smoke, Upper Crust Bakery, VanGelder Clothing, Wenzig Construction, and more to come. Cromwell Quilters: (1) Queen and (1) King size quilt

PRICE REDUCED 2149 Ivy Avenue • Creston

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a great acreage at an affordable cost! 6 Miles south of Creston on 4.5 acres

Price Reduced to $129,900

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Saturday, October 19th, 2013 • Auction Time 11am Auction Location: 15036 215th Avenue. Auction held on the farm Farm tenancy is terminated and buyer will have full possession at closing. 330 Acres Farmland with home and outbuildings to be offered in 4 tracts. Tract 1 80 Acres m/l CSR 26.4 • Tract 2 75 Acres m/l CSR 61.1 Tract 3 168 Acres m/l CSR 46.7 • Tract 4 Home, Outbuildings and 5 acres m/l CSR 45 Farm Location: Decatur County Long Creek Twp Sections 26 and 35 Franklin Twp Section 31 Currently in pasture, would make great row crop ground. Level to slightly rolling farmland. FSA Farmland 318.7 • Cropland 208.2 Tillable acres will be approximately 280 acres

Owners GG&T Partnership More information at Contact Broker/Auctioneer Jason Smith (855)376-3478

Clearview Homes Mount Ayr • 641-464-2240

3 Bedroom — 1,963 Sq. Ft.

Home updated in 2000. Also includes a detached garage and a 36x56 Morton Building built in 2008.

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Barker Implement a progressive John Deere Dealership has an opportunity in Southern Iowa for service technicians. This is an opportunity with a growing company in the retail farm equipment business. Qualifications, skills and qualities required include but not limited to: strong mechanical diagnostic and repair skills, knowledge and experience servicing all types of ag equipment is a plus, manage accurate and timely technical repair & repair story submissions. Must be customer focused and demonstrate company values. Other mechanical industries such as small engine repair, truck, construction or automotive technicians welcome. Must meet company driving and insurability standards, and successfully meet the employment eligibility, pre-employment testing and screening. Barker Implement is a drug-free workplace. Barker Implement is committed to our values, our customers and our communities. Please apply online at or e-mail to


NSK is a world-class producer of ball and roller bearings. NSK is one of the leaders in the bearing industry because of its commitment to engineering research, dedication to modern manufacturing processes and an obsession with quality. Our facility located in Clarinda, Iowa is looking to fill the following openings: Maintenance Technician: This position is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining and repair of the mechanical and electrical systems of production equipment including grinders, assembly machines, pumps, electric and hydraulic motors, electrical wiring. This position requires a 2 year electrical/mechanical degree and at least 2 years of experience or equivalent. This position will be either a 2nd or 3rd shift assignment. Engineer: This position is responsible for process engineering functions support our grind applications. To be successful in role you will need to learn process of machine functions, operations and change overs and be able to develop and implement minor machine and process improvements. This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 1 year of position-related experience.

3 Bedroom — 1 1/2 Bath

Home with full basement located just north of Creston on pavement. Includes horse arena, horse shed and new oversized 2 car garage.

133 Acres

North of Afton

Near 3-Mile Lake on pavement, 44 acres tillable, 89 acres clear pasture with new fence, 54 CSR.

4,400 PER ACRE


409 N. Mulberry • Creston $ 69,900

2 Bedroom — Open Floor Plan

Machine Operators: We are also accepting applications for machine operator positions. These positions require a high school diploma or GED, 1 year previous manufacturing experience and the ability to lift at least 40 lbs.

Completely updated, new flooring, drywall, windows. Nice size lot with large detached garage.

NSK offers a competitive wage and a generous benefit package. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen is required to join our team. If interested in any of the above positions please apply in person or send your resume to: NSK, 1100 N 1st Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632. Fax – 712-542-4896 or email:

NSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Drew Henderson • Agent/Realtor Office 782-4626 • Cell 344-5971 Jamie Travis • Agent/Realtor Office 782-4626 • Cell 344-6228

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Creston News Advertiser Friday, October 11, 2013

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209 N. Elm St., Creston, Iowa 50801 641-782-6201

607 W. Adams Rent to own option

Must be able to work flexible hours, Monday through Friday. Job responsibilities include putting printed advertising materials into our papers, stacking papers, bundling papers, helping package all products for delivery and distribution. We are looking for a reliable team player. Must be able to move/lift 35-pound bundles of newspapers/preprints for extended periods of time. Position requires repetitive lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods. Position also requires the ability to work under deadline pressure and to follow detailed instructions. Interested candidates can please stop in and fill out an application or send their resume to: Creston Publishing Company Attn: Rose Henry PO Box 126 503 W. Adams Street Creston, IA 50801

Mon., Oct. 14th 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $

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Saturday, Oct. 12th

Michael Foods, Inc. in Lenox, Iowa, has immediate opportunities for employment on 1st, 2nd & 3rd shifts Michael Foods is a diversified food processor and distributor with businesses in egg products, refrigerated grocery products and refrigerated potato products. Previous experience in food manufacturing is not required.

All Locations

We will train people with a solid work history!

Creston • Lenox Corning • Mt. Ayr

For further information contact Human Resources at (641) 333-4700 or come to the plant (1009 S. Brooks St.) to apply Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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• Bachelor’s degree in human services field; or currently licensed Registered Nurse; Can substitute up to two years of full-time work experience involving direct contact with people in overcoming social, economic, psychological or health problems in a human service field for two years of educational requirement. • Must be able to work well with others and possess good oral and written communication and organizational skills. Experience in working with the elderly, a knowledge of community resources and the ability to speak Spanish a strong plus. • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto insurance and be able to travel in and outside of our service area, as job requires. • Must have a good working knowledge of computers and common programs, (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and Access). • Successfully pass a Criminal background and Dependent Adult Abuse check before hire.

This position offers life insurance, medical, paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave and IPERS. Salary will be based on experience. Please send, fax or email your resumé to: 109 N. Elm Creston, IA 50801

Creston Publishing Company is a Drug Free Employer. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical.


Interviews being conducted from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

case manager position

Creston Publishing Company has a part-time inserter position available in our mailroom.

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We are looking for someone to fill a full time position in our case management program. The program coordinates community services to help seniors remain in their own homes.

Inserter Position Opening

Please apply in person Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 201 N. Cherry St. • Creston

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

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Lost & Found


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Announcing e recent plant wid pay rate increases! Attn: Human Resources 1009 South Brooks St. • Lenox, IA 50851 Fax (641) 333-4800 • Phone (641) 333-4700 EOE/AAP


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Ruth R. Long, CPA-CFP. Complete accounting, financial planning, consulting, electronic filing and tax services for business or individuals. Reasonable fees. 620 1/2 New York Ave. 641-782-7CPA (7272)

RooF-TECh INC., Residential -metal and asphalt roofing. Commercial seamless fluid applied membranes. FRee estimates, call 800-289-6895 or 641-782-5554 or go online at

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KINKADE INDUSTRIES INC. Complete backhoe service with extra reach bucket. Sanitary systems, basements, crawl spaces, dig footings with trencher or hoe. Free estimates. Eb Knuth, 641-782-2290; 641-202-2012.

Backhoe Service

Sow Farm Technician Job sites located near Diagonal, Lenox and Thayer This full-time position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals at the worksite. Each technician is a vital member of a team of 10-12 people all dedicated to providing excellent animal care. This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas: animal movements, breeding and gestation, farrowing, recordkeeping and farm maintenance. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability and a solid work history. This position offers: • All necessary training and certifications • Base salary starting at $23,000 with potential for quarterly bonuses • Eligibility to apply for the Manager In Training program after six months employment • Full benefits: health, dental, vision, 401(k), Flex spending • Paid holidays, sick days and vacation • Adventureland and Iowa State Fair Family Days • Get hired and refer a friend — we have a $1,560 Employee Referral Bonus! Apply online at, call 641-347-5065 or stop by 101 North Douglas in Afton to complete an application.

Iowa Select Farms is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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Glass QUALITY GLASS Co. Automotive, Storage home, business and farm. Commercial lock service and ShARP’S SELF-SToRAGE Boats, trailer sales. hwy 34 East, in records, inventory, furniture. Creston 641-782-5155 You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, Plumber 641-782-6227. SChRoEDER PLUMbING and ELECTRICAL. Central air repair/ new installations, new breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, softeners, water heaters. Specialize in manufactured and mobile homes. Free estimates, licensed, insured, 641-202-1048. Accept Visa & Mastercard.

Tree Service MINERS TREE SERVICE. Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding, fully insured. Free estimates. Justin Miner, 712-621-4847.


Creston News Advertiser Friday, October 11, 2013



A little off the top: Utility workers use a chain saw to remove the top of a pole above Creston Automotive this morning.

College news Iowa State University AMES — The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University recognized its scholarship recipients for the current academic year. The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in enrolling in the college and applying for scholarships should go to http://www.cals. The application deadline is Jan. 15 for incoming freshmen. Scholarship awards for this academic year were presented to these students from the Creston News Advertiser area: Clearfield – Karl Kerns, Allen E. Christian Swine Industry Scholarship and Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation; and Matthew Kerns, Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation and Homer K. Hansen AGR Scholarship. Corning – Ella Akin, Degener-Owen Family Scholarship; Madison Shuey, Future of Agriculture Scholarship; and Stacie Shuler, Kiley and Marie Powers Scholarship Program in the Plant Sciences. Creston — Samantha Smith, Ag Processing Inc

(AGP) Scholarship. Greenfield – Rob Mensing, Growmark, Inc. Scholarship. Mount Ayr – April Shields, C.R. Musser/ISU Agricultural Endowment Freshman Scholarship. —————— Buena Vista University STORM LAKE — The following students were named to the Buena Vista University’s graduate and professional studies dean’s list for term six at the Creston site: • Hector Anguiano • David Ayers • Elizabeth Hartstack • Cassandra Havlik • Stephanie Mahoney • Rachel Phillips • Donna Ramsey • Hilary Runyan • Christine Sherrod • Brittany Stafford • Elizabeth Vanderflught • Gena Ward Students named to the dean’s list must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

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October 11, 2013

Outdoor news: Additional charges filed against Iowa wrestler

SPORTS, page 2S



Eli Manning is the first QB to throw 15 interceptions in first 6 games of a season since Dan Fouts in 1986.

Boys fifth, girls 10th at Atlantic CNA sports editor •


Tigers advance OAKLAND, Calif. — With the season on the line once more in Oakland, Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem. Verlander carried a nohit bid into the seventh inning and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series. Joaquin Benoit retired Seth Smith on a fly ball with two on in the ninth to close out the deciding game of their division series. The Tigers became the first team to reach the ALCS in three straight years since the New York Yankees from 1998-2001. Anibal Sanchez will start Game 1 in Boston on Saturday. Verlander gave up a clean, two-out single to Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh to end his chance at the third no-hitter in postseason history. On a night he allowed only three baserunners, Verlander made it a postseason-record 30 straight scoreless innings against one team since Coco Crisp hit a leadoff home run for the A’s in Game 1 last October.

Giants winless CHICAGO — Jay Cutler had no trouble finding Brandon Marshall this time. Tim Jennings struck early and late, and the Chicago Bears got the win they needed against a team still searching for its first victory. Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Marshall, and Jennings had two of Chicago’s three interceptions against Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night. The Bears (4-2) snapped a two-game slide following a 3-0 start. New York is 0-6 for the first time since 1976.

SPORTS, page 2S

McDermott lays it all on the line for 5th victory of season By SCOTT VICKER


Middle school cross country and volleyball results

ATLANTIC — Early in the boys varsity race here Thursday at the Trojan Invitational, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson’s Eldon Warner and Brian Collinson had separated themselves from the pack. With just more than one mile to go, Collinson maintained the lead, as Harlan’s Chris Brace had moved up to his shoulder. Warner had faded, and Creston sophomore Cooper McDermott occupied third place, with a gap between him and the leaders. But, by the time they reached just 400 meters to go, McDermott had placed himself right between Collinson and Brace, setting up a threeway battle down the stretch for the individual title at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club. Collinson and McDermott gained a step on Brace, as McDermott made a pass going around the final turn to take the lead. But, the race was far from

over yet, as Collinson pulled back up on his shoulder with about 100 meters to go and the two made contact. Collinson appeared to regain the lead, but McDermott used a late surge to pull back up to his side. The two made contact once again just before they crossed the line, as both runners hit the deck as they crossed the finish line side by side. McDermott quickly bounced back up, and was declared the victor, running 16:16.43 compared to Col- McDermott linson’s 16:17.00. Brace finished third in 16:17.52. It’s the fifth time McDermott has posted an individual meet victory this season. “To say that was a close finish was an understatement,” head coach Pat Schlapia said. “Trying to get that forward lean, Cooper and Collinson both ended up on the ground


Creston junior Brant Hudson follows a Treynor runner around a turn, as they prepare to make the final ascent with just more than one mile remaining Thursday at the Trojan Invitational held at Atlantic Golf and Country Club.

trying to get that lean, and Cooper won the lean.” With his five meet wins this season, McDermott sets

a new Creston school record for wins in a season. Jay Wolfe also finished in the top 10 of the race, placing

eighth in 16:56. Please see PANTHERS, page 3S

Glenwood wins regional preview, 3-1 By LARRY PETERSON

opener on Oct. 28 at Glenwood. With the first and third sets coming down to the final points Thursday, Glenwood volleyball Jacobus said it’s apparent coach Maria Jacobus called a repeat victory over the it a fundamental victory for Panthers won’t be easily obher team at Creston Thurstained. day night. “With their quickness “Throughout the season, on defense and ability to it’s been pretty apparent scramble, that’s one of the that if we have great serve best Creston teams I’ve seen in a long time,” Jacobus said. “They have a couple of tall girls, too, and they do a great job of blocking. To be successful against them, we have to adjust our front row, and try to force them into situations where they have to set somebody besides (Natalie) Mostek. You push them to get out of system as much as you can.” Creston coach Polly Luther lamented the first set loss, after her team moved in front 8-4 on Hanna Luther’s ace serve. Creston was called for a violation on a rally that could have been a 25-24 lead as Marie Hood struck a kill. Instead, it was 25-24 in Glenwood’s favor. With CNA photo by LARRY PETERSON Creston’s Jenna Taylor (36) tips the ball against a Glenwood block attempt during Creston trailing 26-25 moThursday’s Hawkeye 10 match here. Taylor had seven kills and six blocks in the 3-1 loss. ments later, a Luther set fell CNA sports writer •

receive like we did tonight, we feel pretty comfortable with what our offense can do,” Jacobus said. “Sometimes our passing and serve receive get away from us. Tonight we got back to good fundamentals.” The Rams held on to seventh place in the Hawkeye 10 at 4-4, and improved to 12-13 overall by defeating

Creston 27-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-19. With Shenandoah’s victory over Atlantic Thursday, the Fillies slipped ahead of Creston for eighth place at 3-6. Creston is now ninth at 2-6, and 10-9 overall with a trip to Class 4A top-ranked Harlan looming on Tuesday. The match was a preview of the Class 4A regional

to the floor as there was a mixup on the targeted hitter. The Panthers recovered well from that 27-25 loss, however, to blitz the Rams 25-16. Mostek and Jenna Taylor had successive blocks in building a 14-10 lead. Late in the set, Taylor teamed with Nicole Haley and Angie Sorensen for a successful attacking run up front. “We were playing well,” Luther said. “Then in game three they had a couple of servers that just tore us up. One (Halie Darrow) was jump serving. It’s key for us to terminate the ball. Part of our problem tonight was getting passes up to target, which makes it a lot easier to set your middle (Mostek).” Game four was tied 1515, but Glenwood’s Kaycee Clark finished off a long rally with a shot down the left sideline to trigger a 10-4 finish that ended the match. “We play with a lot of hesitation at times,” Luther said, “and in volleyball you Please see VOLLEYBALL, page 3S

A resurgence for Creston boys cross country Something strange has been happening for the Creston boys cross country team this year. Well, strange if you look at how the team’s been performing over the course of the past 10plus years. Ten years ago, I was a freshman on Pat Schlapia’s cross country team. That year, we finished eighth out of 10 teams at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet. The year prior to that, the boys team finished 10th. It never got much better for us in my final three years on the team. At Clarinda in 2006, where I won my second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference individual title, our team finished sixth with 143 points. Matt Lanning, who was a year behind me, and is the last Creston boy to qualify for the state meet in 2007, didn’t have any better luck with team success after I left. That was the one thing missing from our high school cross country careers — team success.

Vick-tory lap Scott Vicker sports editor

“I think it would have been a lot of fun, first off, to have a bunch of guys who are all super competitive,” Lanning said. “Nothing against the guys who did run back when we did, but having the added element of the team competition and the meaningful placements of your two, three and four guys — not just worrying about your own place, but what your teammates are doing behind you. I think it would have been really interesting.” This year’s team has tasted the team success that Lanning and I never got to be a part of. We never competed for a team title at a meet, and we often considered ourselves lucky to finish in the top half of the team standings. This year, the boys team has

won three meet team titles. The boys won the Nodaway Valley Invitational for the third straight year. They’ve been ranked twice this season, including on the latest set of rankings released Wednesday, which has the boys 14th in Class 3A. They also finished either first or second in six straight meets before seeing that streak come to a close Thursday night at Atlantic. That streak could have been continued Thursday, had the entire team been running at 100 percent health. With Ben Irr and Garret Taylor both hobbled by ankle injuries right now, the team was not able to compete with Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and Harlan. From a fan’s perspective, I hope the two of them are able to get back to 100 percent health in time for next Thursday’s Hawkeye 10 Meet in Red Oak. And if not by then, then at least in time for the State Qualifying Meet. Because these boys — Cooper McDermott, Jay Wolfe, Irr,

Taylor, Kruz Adamson and the revolving door of Brant Hudson and Zack Peppmeier — have a chance to do something neither Lanning nor I could accomplish. It’s been 25 years since a Creston boys team has qualified for the state meet. Lanning was the last individual boy to qualify in 2007, and prior to that Nathan Brotherton qualified in 2000 and 2001, and I qualified in 2004-06. When Lanning and I think back to our running days, it’s crazy to see where the team is now, with a chance to compete for a conference championship and possibly a state berth. “For the longest time, it’s been pretty much the same schools at the top dominating,” Lanning said. “It’s the Harlans and the Glenwoods that have been up at the top. You never see Creston at the top as a team that’s c o m p e t i n g . Lanning

We’ve been stuck in the bottom three or four for as long as I can remember. It’ just kind of brings a whole new level of excitement to the conference race.” And aside from Taylor, Adamson and Peppmeier, every varsity runner on this year’s team is set to return next year, giving the Panthers a decent chance to repeat this level of success next year. “I think it’s been pretty amazing what they’ve done for having such a relatively young team for the most part,” Lanning said. “Especially if you were thinking a Creston team having a good boys team, you’d think it would be a bunch of seasoned veterans. When you have a bunch of underclassmen leading the way, it’s fun to watch and imagine what it’s going to be like down the road.” Here’s to hoping a couple of banged up ankles make a quick Please see VICK-TORY, page 2S


Creston News Advertiser Friday, October 11, 2013

Middle school cross country Trojan Invite ATLANTIC — For the second meet in a row, Jesse Vicker and Matthew Rouh led the Creston middle school cross country teams, this time at the Trojan Invite here Thursday. Both Vicker and Rouh placed 10th. Vicker covered the 2-mile course in 14:54, while Rouh ran 13:15. Cade Vicker and Trey Gift both finished in the top 25 for the boys, and both dipped under 14:00 for the 2-mile

course. Vicker placed 18th and Gift finished 23rd. “It was nice to get most of our team back and running tonight,” coach Clay Arnold said. “It was different running on a course that was completely unfamiliar to runners and coaches, but the competition was top notch and it was a great measuring stick for our runners before conference next week.” The boys team finished third in the team standings with 109 points, behind At-

lantic (46) and Lewis Central (66). The Panthers compete at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet Thursday at Red Oak.

Trojan Invitational Creston results Boys — 10. Matthew Rouh, 13:15; 18. Cade Vicker, 13:44; 23. Trey Gift, 13:58; 26. Dylan Linch, 14:04; 73. Elyice Stow, 16:12; 90. Lee Normandeau, 16:58; 91. Ben Bargstadt, 17:15. Girls — 10. Jesse Vicker, 14:54; 36. Danielle Castillo, 15:43; 37. Rachel Wignall, 15:49; 64. Emma Berning, 16:44; 87. Alyssa Trembly, 18:01; 88. Karlmen Chuong, 18:07; 94. Sara Williamson, 18:39; 107. Kayla Luther, 20:09.

Middle school volleyball 7th grade CLARINDA — Creston seventh-graders won five of nine sets against Clarinda Tuesday. Creston Team One swept Clarinda 3-0, yielding only 13 points in three sets. “Once again strong serving led us to the wins,” said coach Teri Keeler. Jaxie Luther had 16 ace serves and three kills. Clarinda beat Creston Team Two 2-1, Keeler said serving was much better in game three but the team needed more consistent passing to win. Clarinda also won 2-1 against Creston Team Three in an exciting 15-13 finish.

Creston Team One def. Clarinda, 25-7, 25-4, 15-2 — Passing: Jaxie Luther 8-9, Brielle Baker 2-3, Taylor Buxton 3-4, Megan Haley 4-4, Saige Rice 2-2, Breanna Ross 3-4. Serving (aces): Luther 22-24 (16), Baker 9-10 (5), Buston 4-4 (1), Haley 18-18 (7), Rice 4-5 (2). Setting (assists): Buxton 10-10 (4),

Luther 3-3, Rice 3-3. Kills: Luther 3, Buston 2, Rice 2, Ross (5). Blocks: Buxton 1, Ross 1. Clarinda def. Creston Team Two, 25-18, 25-19, 7-15 — Passing: Grace Root 15-22, Caitlyn Bargstadt 9-16. Serving (aces): Root 17-19 (8), Laura Weis 4-8 (3), Devon Buls 8-11 (5), Sadie Green 3-6 (1). Setting (assists): Root 8-11 (1), Weis 3-3, Buls 13-17 (1). Kills: Buls 2, Weis 1. Clarinda def. Creston Team Three, 25-18, 22-25, 15-13 — Passing: Hailey Arendt 3-3, Micha Stephens 8-12. Serving (aces): Arendt 13-17 (5), Shelby Huntsman 4-9 (2), Briana Pearson 7-8 (2), Caitlyn Bargstadt 5-8 (2).

8th grade CLARINDA — Creston won three of nine sets in action against Clarinda Tuesday. Each of the three Creston teams fell in 2-1 matches. “All levels of the eighthgrade volleyball team are improving,” coach Jan Lesan said. “We played some very close games that could have went either way.”

Clarinda def. Creston Team

Area volleyball Murray 3, Ankeny Christian 0 MURRAY — Tenthranked Murray improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in the Bluegrass Conference with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 victory over Ankeny Christian. Hanna Barber served 16of-17 with seven aces with 16 kills and 10-11 serve receive. Megan Oswald had seven kills with a team-high 10 digs. Kate Patton was 19-19 serving and had 26 serving aces. Madison Gonseth served 12-13 with four aces and a team-high four blocks. Megan Oswald had a team-high 10 digs. “We played all-around good games in our last regular season match,” coach Jerry Shields said. “Our serve receive could have been a little better, but for the most part all aspects of the game were good.”

Murray plays in the Martensdale-St. Marys Tournament Saturday.

Clarinda 2, SW Valley 0 CLARINDA — Clarinda defeated Southwest Valley in the Southwest Valley Quadrangular Thursday, 25-16, 2513. Coach Lindsay Wetzel said her team did not play at its usual level against the Hawkeye 10 opponent, and fell to 16-5 for the season. “We were emotionally, physically and mentally not in the match,” Wetzel said. “We need to have fire, focus and intensity in every match we NOTICE TO BIDDERS BUS BARN DEVELOPMENT play. Our SITE passing and serve CRESTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL receive struggled. Therefore, DISTRICT IOWA we wereCRESTON, playing out of system Time and Place for Filing Sealed Protoo much.” posals. Sealed bids for the work comprising The the improvements stated below one brightas spot was must be filed before 9:00 A.M. on October Southwest Valley’s scrappy 22nd, 2013, in the Creston Community School District Office,a 801 NorthCarElm defense against strong Street, Creston, Iowa.

Time and Place Sealed Proposals Will be Opened and Considered. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 9:00 A.M. on October 22nd, 2013, in the office of the Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa, for consideration by the Creston Community School District School Board at a Special Meeting to be held during the week, in the Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa. The Creston Community School District School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Time for Commencement and Completion of Work. Work on the improvement shall be commenced immediately upon issuance of a written Notice to Proceed and be completed as stated below. Bid Security. Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security as security that the successful bidder will enter into a contract for the work bid upon and will furnish after the award of contract a corporate surety bond, in form acceptable to the Creston Community School District School Board, for the faithful performance of the contract, in an amount equal to one hundred percent of the amount of the contract. The bidder's security shall be in the amount fixed in the Instruction to Bidders and shall be in the form of a cashier's check, a certified check, or a bank money order drawn on a FDIC insured bank in Iowa or on a FDIC insured bank chartered under the laws of the United States; or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States; or a bid bond on the form provided in the contract documents with corporate surety satisfactory to the Creston Community School District School Board. The bid shall contain no condition except as provided in the specifications. Contract Documents. Bid forms, plans and specifications may be obtained from Garden & Associates, Ltd., P.O. Box 451, 1701 3rd Avenue East, Suite 1, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 upon deposit of Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) which shall be refunded upon return of said plans and specification within fourteen (14) days after award of the project. If said plans and specifications are not returned within the time specified and in a reusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited. Public Hearing on Proposed Contract Documents and Estimated Costs for Improvement. A public hearing will be held by the Creston Community School District School Board on the proposed contract documents (plans, specifications and form of contract) and estimated cost for the improvement at the special meeting (date to be determined), in the Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa. Preference of Products and Labor. Preference shall be given to domestic construction materials by the contractor, subcontractors, materialmen, and suppliers in performance of the contract and, further, by virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes. General Nature of Improvement. The work generally consists of the following: Mobilization - Lump Sum; Clearing and Grubbing - Lump Sum; Excavation, Class 10 - 3,920 CY; Subgrade Prepara-

Public notice THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Emmett Eagan, Deceased Probate No. ESPR015605 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Emmett Eagan, Deceased, who died on or about August 18, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 7 th day of October, 2013 the last will and testament of Emmett Eagan, deceased, bearing date of the 13 th day of August, 1984 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Donna L. Eagan was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 4th day of October, 2013 Donna L. Eagan Executor of estate 225 64th St. West Des Moines, IA 50266 Loretta L. Harvey, ICIS PIN No: 15204 Attorney for executor Mullin, Mullin and Harvey 109 W. Montgomery St. P.O Box 85, Creston IA 50801 Date of second publication: Oct. 18, 2013 NOTICE TO BIDDERS BUS BARN SITE DEVELOPMENT CRESTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CRESTON, IOWA Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals. Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvements as stated below must be filed before 9:00 A.M. on October 22nd, 2013, in the Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa. Time and Place Sealed Proposals Will be Opened and Considered. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 9:00 A.M. on October 22nd, 2013, in the office of the Creston Community School District Office, 801 North Elm Street, Creston, Iowa, for consideration by the Creston Community School District School Board at a Special Meeting to be held dur-

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EA; Fire Hydrant with Isolation Valve -1 Police say the duck had48 EA; Sanitary Sewer Manhole, SW-301, - Dia. 2 EA; Storm Sewer Intake, SW-511 been shot and taken into 1 EA; Infiltration Barrier, Rubber Chimney Seal 2 EA; Parking the garage. They Lot saySurfacing, LoftGranular, Class A Crushed Stone - 555 house admitted he Granular, had TON; Parking Lot Surfacing, Macadam Stone - 1,510 TON; Pavement shot the mallard duck; that Removal 250 SY; Conventional Seeding, Fertilizer, and Mulching AC; SWPPP he intended to eat3 it. Management Lump Sum; SWPPP QualiPolice Lofthouse fying Rainfall cited Event Inspection 5 EA; Silt Fence - 1,000 LF; Removal of Silt with discharge of his bow, Fence - 1,000 LF; Convert Existing Lift Station to Standard of Manhole Lump Sum; in violation a city proBlank Conduit, Trenched, 2 - 300 LF; jectile ordinance and12 -for Storm Sewer, Trenched, HDPE, 302 LF. maintaining a prohibited Building materials, supplies, and equipment incorporated into said improvement animal; without necessary are exempt from Iowa Department of Revpermits; in sales this instance enue and Finance tax and any applicable local option sales tax and school inlack of proper hunting or frastructure local option sales tax pursuant to Iowa Code Sections: 422.42 (15)or& migratory bird stamps (16), and 422.47 (5). Bidder shall not infees. clude payment of Iowa sales tax in Bid. “Jurisdiction ” will provide Purchasing Lofthouse cited by Agent Authorization was Letter and Designated Exempt Entity Iowaillegally ConstructiontakSales the DNR for Tax Exemption Certificate. Contractor ing the duck; outexempt of season will coordinate sales tax purchases with subcontractors and material and and without required will equipment suppliers. Contractorfedmaintainand recordsstate identifying the materials eral migratory purchased sales tax exempt and will mainbird stamps. tain records verifying theAdditional use of said materials on said improvement. questioning led five for said imPayment to the Contractorto provements will be made in monthly estimates and one final payment. Monthly estimates will be equivalent to ninety-five percent (95%) of the contract value of the work completed during the preceding calendar month. Such monthly payment will in no way be construed as an act of acceptance for any part of the work partially or totally. Final payment to the Contractor will be made no earlier than thirty (30) days from and after final acceptance of the work by the “Jurisdiction”. Before final payment is made, the Contractor shall file with the “Jurisdiction” lien waivers from material suppliers and/or subcontractors showing that they were paid in full for materials supplied and/or work performed on the project. Liquidated damages in the amount of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) per working day will be assessed for each day that the work shall remain uncompleted after the end of the contract period with due allowance for extension of contract period due to conditions beyond the control of the Contractor. Successful Bidder will be required to furnish Performance, Payment and Maintenance Bond acceptable to Creston Community School District on the form provided in the specifications in amounts equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Award of the contract will be to the lowest responsible bidder submitting the lowest acceptable bid as selected by the Creston Community School District. The Creston Community School District hereby reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities and irregularities and to enter into such contract as it may deem to be for the best interest of the Creston Community School District. A bidder shall not withdraw its proposal for a period of 60 calendar days after the date designated for opening of proposals. The work shall commence on or before the date specified in a written “Notice to Proceed” and all items except Parking Lot Surfacing, Granular, Class A Crushed Stone and Macadam Stone ready for final payment within 35 Working Days. Notice to Proceed will be issued upon receipt of a signed contract. This Notice is given by authority of the Creston Community School District. Galen Zumbach, President Creston Community School District School Board ATTEST: Roy Stroud, Business Manager This Notice published in the Creston News Advertiser.


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‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that it’s nearly impossible to kill the Cardinals off once October rolls around. The Cardinals are 8-1 in the past three years when facing postseason elimination. They just won’t go away. This marks the third straight season they’ve made it to the NLCS.

Outdoor news counts of failure to register harvested deer with the DNR. Officers say Lofthouse shot the deer while taking part in the city of Coralville deer management zone hunt, which has been underway since September 14. Deer hunters who harvest a deer in any Iowa season or management zone hunt must register that harvest with the Department of Natural Resources before midnight, the day after it is tagged.

DNR answers DES MOINES — Iowans with fall hunting on their minds will want to mark their calendar for Oct. 24, when DNR wildlife research supervisor Willie Suchy will answer fall hunting questions live on the DNR’s Facebook page. Suchy will be available via Facebook from noon to 2:30 p.m. To ask a question, post it as a comment on the “Live Q&A” post that the DNR will post at noon that day. You can also post questions ahead of time on the City ofFacebook Creston WaterTimeline Works DNR’s September 10, 2013 Creston, Iowa at regular meeting of the City of Crewadnr. Questions received ston Water Works Board of Trustees convened at2:30 7:00 may o'clockbep.m., September after answered 10th, 2013 at the City of Creston Water Works businesstime. office at 820 South Park at a later Street, Creston, Iowa. The following memTo make sure see the bers were present: Lee you McNichols, Bill

Stuart, Valarie Allen, Cathy Dryden and General Manager, Steve Yarkosky. Ken Sharp was absent. Also attending: Mr. Steve Troyer, Fox Engineering. A motion was made to amend the agenda to include bonding amount. A motion was made to approve the amended agenda. A motion was made to approve the regular meeting minutes of August 13th, 2013. A motion was made to approve payment of the following bills: Air Mach - Supp $290.00, Akin - Supp $426.93, Alliant-Serv $16771.03, Barker Implement -Supp $247.53, Blue Tarp Financial -Supp $1619.96, Bradshaw Fowler PC-Serv $1940.54, Caseys-Gas $1181.12, Central Plain-Repairs $65.55, ChemSult-Chemicals $46619.45, CIPCO-Line Tax $434.69, City Clerk-SC Fees/Sewer $108489.33, City of Creston-Health/ Garb/Lab Fees/Ins Adjust $85657.05, Coen's-Supp $394.99, Collection Serv-Services $1388.76, Countryside ProdPropane $19.63, Creston Auto-Tires $703.80, Creston Farm&Home-Supp $1564.60, Creston Water Works-P. Cash $77.01, CNA-Publishing $74.64, Desiree Banda-Reimb SC Fee $50.00, DPCChemicals $3295.00, Echo-Supp $1342.67, Farmers Elec-Serv $9522.34, Fastenal-Supp $557.41, Feldhacker ContrConcrete Patch $8957.00, Graphic Displays-Supp $510.00, Hach-Lab Supp $652.54, Hawkins-Chemicals $2314.00, HD Supply-Supp $10786.08, Heartland Car-Tires $692.00, Hygienic Labs-Analysis $567.00, IA One Call-Locates $65.70, IPERS $14282.39, ISSB-FED/FICA $22966.89, Iowa Tool-Repairs $167.00, Kelly's Flowers-Supp $70.00, KinkadeBackhoe $5300.86, M&M Sales-Maint $51.00, Mangold-Lab Analysis $99.00, MCI-Phone $46.80, Mestmaker-Life Ins $79.10, NAPA-Supp $195.07, PetznicksOffice Supp $246.00, Postmaster-Postage $1642.00, Quill-Office Supp $394.94, RJ's Portables-Supp $150.00, Service TechsSupp $38.50, Sharpe Mixers-Supp $312.59, SIRWA-Reimb $6333.19, Treas State of la-State )AM $4033.00, True Value-Supp $295.51, Uline-Supp $2527.62, USA Bluebook-Supp $177.21, WalmartSupp $198.28, Waste Mgmt-Serv $202.87, Windstream-Serv $425.21, Sep Payroll $56617.84. Total Disbursements for Sep $424131.22. Receipts for Sep 2013-Water $240516.23, Sewer $107571.89, Garbage $46052.67, Deposits $3350.00, Tower Rent $1021.11, SIRWA $0.00, SC Fees $1884.88, Cable Collections $190.00, Sales Tax $11106.36, Misc $19263.76, Interest $383.27. Total Receipts $431340.17. Mediacom Receipts for Sep 2013 $18647.25. The Water Works Board of Trustees discussed the investment bonding amount of $350000.00. A motion was made to reduce the amount from $350000.00 to $200000.00 since the federal bonds have been paid off and the higher amount is no longer required. Mr. Steve Troyer, Fox Engineering, Ames, IA updated the Board on 12-Mile Plant Project and discussed the items on the punch list. Mr. Wes Farrand, Snyder & Assoc, Ankeny, IA was unable to attend the meeting. General Manager, Steve Yarkosky reported to the Board the final retainage payment will be issued when the three items left on the punch list are completed. The Adams Street Waterline Project should be finished weather permitting by September 30th, 2013. Mr. Tim Ostroski, SICOG, was unable to attend the meeting. General Manager, Steve Yarkosky presented a letter to extend the deadline for CDBG funding on the Adams Street Waterline Project with an end date of September 30th, 2013. Mr. Yarkosky also addressed the final Drawdown #15 for the Adams Street Waterline Project. A motion was made to authorize SICOG to submit to IDED final drawdown #15 in the amount of $38,107.00 for the Adams Street Waterline Project and authorize the Chair to sign. A motion was made to approve payment to SIRWA for 79% cost share less advertising costs for the Water

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City of Creston Water Works September 10, 2013 Creston, Iowa The regular meeting of the City of Creston Water Works Board of Trustees convened at 7:00 o'clock p.m., September 10th, 2013 at the City of Creston Water Works business office at 820 South Park Street, Creston, Iowa. The following members were present: Lee McNichols, Bill Stuart, Valarie Allen, Cathy Dryden and General Manager, Steve Yarkosky. Ken Sharp was absent. Also attending: Mr. Steve Troyer, Fox Engineering. A motion was made to amend the agenda to include bonding amount. A motion was made to approve the amended agenda. A motion was made to approve the regular meeting minutes of August 13th, 2013. A motion was made to approve payment of the following bills: Air Mach - Supp $290.00, Akin - Supp $426.93, Alliant-Serv $16771.03, Barker Implement -Supp $247.53, Blue Tarp Financial -Supp $1619.96, Bradshaw Fowler PC-Serv $1940.54, Caseys-Gas $1181.12, Central Plain-Repairs $65.55, ChemSult-Chemicals $46619.45, CIPCO-Line Tax $434.69, City Clerk-SC Fees/Sewer $108489.33, City of Creston-Health/ Garb/Lab Fees/Ins Adjust $85657.05, Coen's-Supp $394.99, Collection Serv-Ser-

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT UNION COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Verlyn C. Rice, Deceased Probate No. ESPR015601 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS SMALL ESTATE To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Verlyn C. Rice Deceased, who died on or about September 12, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 26 th, day of September, 2013, the last will and testament of Verlyn C. Rice, deceased, bearing date of the 30 th day of April, 2008 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Gregory A. Rice was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 4th day of October, 2013. Gregory A. Rice Executor of estate 1200 North Sycamore Creston, IA 50801 Richard L. Wilson ICIS PIN No AT0008623 Attorney for executor Richard L. Wilson, P.C. 103 South Main, Lenox, IA 50851 Date of second publication: Oct. 18, 2013

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“Jay Wolfe had another fine race,” Schlapia said. “This was a loaded field in both boys and girls, and Jay showed very well, finishing ahead of Shenandoah’s No. 1 and Harlan’s two and three.” Both Ben Irr and Garret Taylor made their returns to the varsity lineup after sitting out the Nodaway Valley Invitational on Monday with ankle injuries. But, neither appeared to be at 100 percent, and the Panthers finished fifth in the team standings with 165 points. behind Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson (84), Harlan (95), Shenandoah (125) and Boyer Valley (161). “We wanted to test ourselves against TJ again, but you could tell Ben and Garret weren’t back at full strength yet,” Schlapia said. “There’s some points to be made up just from running healthy in another week.” Isaiah Foster was the fifth scoring member for the Panthers, finishing 77th with a time of 18:30. Jacob Bolinger led Lenox with an 85th place finish, running 18:43.

Girls The Creston girls team finished 10th out of 21 total

teams, scoring 217 points. Winterset ran away with the team title, scoring 97 points. Junior Maria Mostek led the way for the Panthers, finishing 10th out of 158 competitors, running 16:22. Following Monday’s meet at Nodaway Valley, Mostek spent all week working on staying relaxed while running. “Each race she’s looking stronger and stronger as we’re progressing,” Schlapia said. “She looked a lot more relaxed than she did on Monday. She showed she’s going to be right in the hunt for conference and state qualifying.” Sophomore Taylor Briley finished 39th for the Panthers with her time of 17:39. Madison Hance was close behind in 44th place, running 17:48. “Taylor’s been consistently our No. 2, but I think Madison Hance ran her best race of the season,” Schlapia said. “The gap between Maria and the rest of the girls has to close. We want them out stronger that first mile.” Jessica Beatty and Maddie Skarda rounded out the scoring in 75th and 79th, respectively. Beatty ran 18:22 and Skarda clocked an 18:26. Raegen Smith finished 84th in 18:31. Jenna Hayes ran 21:09 for 146th. Lenox sophomore Rebekah Kroese finished 82nd

in 18:29. The Creston JV girls team finished fourth out of 10 teams with 67 points, while the JV boys team finished fifth out of 15 teams with 140 points. Both Savannah Hartman and Kaleb Cook earned varsity spots for next Thursday’s Hawkeye 10 Conference Meet at Red Oak with their performances Thursday.

Trojan Invitational GIRLS TEAM SCORES 1. Winterset 97, 2. Harlan 134, 3. Lewis Central 144, 4. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 147, 5. Dallas Center-Grimes 185, 6. Council Bluffs St. Albert 192, 7. Shenandoah-Essex 202, 8. Glenwood 205, 9. Griswold 212, 10. Creston 217, 11. Atlantic 236, 12. Tri-Center 354, 13. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 368, 14. Clarinda 371, 15. Logan-Magnolia 387, 16. ADM 390, 17. DenisonSchleswig 405, 18. Red Oak 446, 19. Treynor 447, 20. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 455, 21. Boyer Valley 615. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Leaders — 1. Rebekah Topham, Griswold, 14:34; 2. Madison Waymire, DCG, 15:43; 3. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center, 15:51; 4. Mackenzie Hulsing, Southwest Iowa, 15:59; 5. Dominique Fleming, Winterset, 16:10; 6. Alexis Cook, Missouri Valley, 16:13; 7. Tiffany Williams, Atlantic, 16:15; 8. Brianna Mueller, ADM, 16:16; 9. Layken Gurwell, Winterset, 16:19; 10. Maria Mostek, Creston, 16:22. Creston — 10. Maria Mostek, 16:22; 39. Taylor Briley, 17:39; 44. Madison Hance, 17:48; 75. Jessica Beatty, 18:22; 79. Maddie Skarda, 18:26; 84. Raegen Smith, 18:31; 146. Jenna Hayes, 21:09.

Creston JV — 4. Savannah Hartman, 18:14; 10. Caitlin McIlravy, 18:52; 14. Angela Drey, 19:00; 21. Rachel Shepherd, 19:17; 26. Micah McCutchan, 19:30; 28. Cora Green, 19:32; 41. Abbie Cook, 19:55; 42. Ann Waigand, 19:56; 68. Madison Callahan, 20:45; 81. Amber Castillo, 21:23; 86. Leah Schuler, 21:35; 92. Jessica Drey, 21:53; 96. Sydney Suiter, 22:01; 121. Itzayanna Rubio, 23:42. Lenox — 82. Rebekah Kroese, 18:29. BOYS TEAM SCORES 1. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 84, 2. Harlan 95, 3. Shenandoah 125, 4. Boyer Valley 161, 5. Creston 165, 6. Dallas Center-Grimes 169, 7. Riverside 196, 8. Council Bluffs St. Albert 217, 9. Winterset 252, 10. Denison-Schleswig 255, 11. Red Oak 286, 12. ADM 295, 13. Logan-Magnolia 306, 14. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 306, 15. Tri-Center 353, 16. Atlantic 386, 17. Lewis Central 386, 18. Griswold 477, 19. Clarinda 495, 20. Treynor 529, 21. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 534. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Leaders — 1. Cooper McDermott, Creston, 16:16; 2. Brian Collinson, CBTJ, 16:17; 3. Chris Brace, Harlan, 16:17; 4. Eldon Warner, CBTJ, 16:33; 5. Josh Berger, ADM, 16:41; 6. Alex Brewer, CBAL, 16:51; 7. Jake Weber, Boyer Valley, 16:53; 8. Jay Wolfe, Creston, 16:56; 9. Wyatt Schulz, LoganMagnolia, 16:56; 10. Nate Hoyt, Shenandoah, 17:00. Creston — 1. Cooper McDermott, 16:16; 8. Jay Wolfe, 16:56; 27. Ben Irr, 17:20; 59. Garret Taylor, 18:07; 77. Isaiah Foster, 18:30; 96. Kruz Adamson, 19:00; 122. Brant Hudson, 19:33. Creston JV — 13. Kaleb Cook, 18:51; 17. Zack Peppmeier, 19:10; 23. Isaac Wignall, 19:35; 40. Evan Nielsen, 20:07; 61. Jacob Geary, 20:36; 69. Michael


Creston junior Raegen Smith prepares to make the final turn toward the finish chute at Thursday’s Trojan Invitational at Atlantic Golf and Country Club. Smith finished 84th in a field of 158 runners, as the Creston girls finished 10th in the team standings out of 21 teams. Walsh, 20:54; 73. Nick Walsh, 20:57; 132. Jeremy Stoll, 22:45; 143. Patrick Normandeau, 23:24; 145. Daniel Scott, 23:29; 168.

Elijah Johnson, 28:30. Lenox — 85. Jacob Bolinger, 18:43; 146. Daniel Boschee, 21:46; 149. Riley Haidsiak, 22:50.

Ashley Bargstadt had four ace serves and Olivia Nielsen notched three. Josie Sickels was 11-11 in serving. Sydney Dunphy hit five kills. “We have some girls stepping into different positions and being successful,” coach Jessie McClellan said. “We looked good tonight, anticipating and moving to where the ball was. The girls are playing well as a team. These are all things that come with experience and playing against our varsity every


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can’t do that. It’s a game of reaction a lot of times. Their defense was solid tonight, too.” Junior outside hitter Jana King and sophomore outside hitter Kaycee Clark led The Rams with eight kills. Sophomore

Kali Mumm added seven as 5-10 junior middle hitter Courtney Magnussen was slowed by a knee injury. Coach Jacobus expects her to be improved and a “go-to” offensive force by regional time. Glenwood had a clear advantage in ace serves, in part through stellar de-

fense, but also with tougher serves to handle. “We have to get better about that,” Luther said. “We’re decent about putting it where it needs to be put, but if it’s not effective, then it’s easier for them to get into their offense.” Mostek led the Panthers with 14 kills, but no others reached double figures. Mostek also had 13 solo Mostek blocks, and Sorensen had seven. Jami Sickels was the busiest defender at 17-22 on serve receive with 14 digs. In other action around the Hawkeye 10 Thursday, St. Albert topped Red Oak 3-1 in the match for fifth place, Shenandoah beat Atlantic 3-1 and Lewis Central swept DenisonSchleswig 3-0. Clarinda was at the Southwest Valley Quadrangular.

14, Jenna Taylor 7, Angie Sorensen 6, Nicole Haley 6, Marie Hood 3, Luther 1. Blocks (solo-assists) — Mostek 13-1, Sorensen 6-2, Taylor 4-2, Hood 0-7, Luther 0-3, Haley 0-2, Ashley Harris 0-1. Setting (assists) — Luther 31. Digs — Sickels 14, LaMasters 8, Mostek 4, Luther 3, Thomsen 3, Baker 3. Serve receive — Sickels 17-22, LaMasters 7-10, Haley 6-6, Baker 3-9, Thomsen 6-16, Sorensen 2-4.

Junior varsity Creston’s JV was successful Thursday night in a 25-22, 25-13 victory over Glenwood.

Freshmen Glenwood defeated the Creston freshmen Thursday 25-18, 25-15, 25-14, 13-25. “Unforced errors were our downfall,” coach Mike McCabe said. “We gave them too many points. We still saw some flashes of good things. We will keep working at it.” Creston participates in the Red Oak freshman tournament Saturday.

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Club news DAR

their favorite patriotic song. Jane Briley, secretary, shared the minutes. The minutes were approved. Bonnie Riepe gave the finance report. The Indian moment was shared by Judith Wachter. Western Shoshone women were respected, and the Shoshone men felt being disrespectful to women was unacceptable. Lynn Schlaht shared the conservation moment. Do not throw items out of car windows. Wait to discard items properly. The Constitution moment was shared by Judith Wachter. Thomas Jefferson didn’t sign the Constitution. The Constitution was penned by Jacob Shallus, clerk of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, for $30, which would be $726 today. Protocol was shared by Pam Marvin. States are divided between four and eight district directors appointed by the state regent. District directors plan for state meetings, visit various chapters in her district and assist the state chaplain with the memorial service at the state meeting. The women’s issue was excerpts from a report on statewomen’ Concerns have three parts

Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 in the Richardson Conference Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. The program was The War of 1812 and “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Marjorie Kinkade. She shared history of the United States flag prior to The War of 1812, and discussed events leading up to Francis Scott Key composing the song in 1814. Herbert Hoover, in 1931, adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem. The meeting was called to order by Connie Kinkade, chapter regent. Members shared in reading the ritual. Elaine Brown shared the president general’s message. The president general suggested calling members who are not attending regularly to tell them how much they are appreciated. Visiting the DAR Constitution Hall displays in Washington, D.C., was encouraged. Plans are underway for celebration of DAR in 2015. Subscribe to the president general’s blog for updates. Pam Marvin shared the national defense report. Roll call was shared by members and a guest with


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which include: health, career and family issues. There is a women’s issue essay contest. Only one essay is allowed per chapter. The flag moment was shared. Don’t Tread on Me was the first flag of the Marines that started in 1775. It had a gold background with a rattlesnake. Marjorie Kinkade shared the sunshine report. She sent cards to Elaine Brown, Bev Hargin, Deb Richardson, Swartz and Karla Perk. Clarisse Minnick sent a letter to the chapter. Jean Fisher shared a poem with the group. A membership report was given by Marjorie Kinkade. Three members are pending, including Cynthia Miller, Jennifer Queener and Natalie Anderson. A motion was made by Judith Wachter that Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter accept Cynthia Miller and Rhonda Katzer, both of Creston, as members of the Nancy McKay Harsh Chapter of DAR. Jan Morgan seconded the motion. The motion carried. Connie Kinkade discussed the district meeting during the evening of Sept. 16 and all day Sept. 17. Bob Brown gave the group a tour at Mount Pisgah. The 120th celebration


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of Abigail Adams Chapter will be Saturday at Chamberlain Mansion on Grand Ave in Des Moines. Connie Kinkade will be leaving after the meeting, and if you want to go with her, give her a call. Constitution Week was Sept. 17-23. Marjorie Kinkade discussed some activities she did for Constitution Week. Jane Briley put a Constitution Week window at the Purple Cow in Afton. Suzanne Frost had an article published about the proclamation in Osceola in the paper. In the Chariton Public Library, there was a display in a display case. The mayor signed a proclamation. Darlene Morgan spoke to the young social studies teacher in Mount Ayr. Music was given to the music teacher. She delivered puzzles to the school for children to complete about the Constitution. Lynn Schlaht made a display at Adel Public Library. The next meeting will be Saturday at the Richardson Conference Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. The program will be rescued and renewed by Sheila O‘Riley and Rene Foster. The roll call will be to share garden art. The hostesses will be Judith Wachter, Deb Richardson and Bonnie Ri-

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Iowa Alpha Sigma Master Chapter No. 1632 met Sept. 26 at the home of Cheryl McClure for its 72nd meeting. President Marilyn Larimore called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call was answered by members telling what they had done with their plants to prepare for winter. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Official communications were received from international; members are to observe the theme “Light up Your Life” and some new degrees for new members. Treasurer Pat Fils gave the treasurer’s report, and there were no bills presented. The program committee reported Pat Fils will be hostess for the next meeting, which will be at Summit House. Marilyn Larimore read from the gray book concerning programs. Bev Miller’s birthday was Monday. Dorothy Eyberg reported she has Laureate Tau minutes from 2005 through 2009. McClure moved Fils buy a plastic tote to store the minutes in, seconded by Marilyn Blazek.

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The DWF salad luncheon was held 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the First Christian Church. Rebecca Circle was in charge of the luncheon. Tables were decorated with fall color tableclothes and decorations on the tables. Real dishes were also used. Midge Scurlock gave the invocation, and then the luncheon began. The guest speaker was Dick Andersen, who gave a talk on the Historical Society. Fourteen churches were represented with 71 women in attendance. Two grab-bag gifts were received by Reffa Mayne and Dorothy Eyberg.

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The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at The Windrow with 23 members present. President Chris Frederickson presided. Jane Lowe did the prayer, and Lori Harvey was finemaster. The program was Amy Bonebrake, administrator at Prairie View Assisted Living. She discussed the new memory care unit being built with 12 new efficiency apartments, social areas and gardens with fountains. The kids coat drive has started. Donations of new and gently-used coats may now be dropped off at Hometown Insurance, Petznick Printing or Casey’s South through Oct. 25. Items will be distributed 6 p.m. until gone Oct. 29 at United Methodist Church. Also, the Kiwanis Club is selling fresh wreaths and door swags, decorated with pine cones and a red bow, again this year. Prices are $20 and $25, and will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving to last through the holiday season. See any member for ordering. Proceeds go to the many children’s programs and activities Kiwanis sponsors.

Creston UMW

The circles of Creston United Methodist Women met Sept. 19 at the church. Morning Circle met at 9:30 a.m., Young Women’s Circle at 5:30 p.m. and Evening Circle at 7 p.m. Susan Weight presided at the Morning Circle meeting with 11 members present. Marilyn Fils was hostess. Devotions were given using Psalm 8, a reading “Lessons from Geese” and a prayer. Secretary/treasurer Ellen Rinner took roll call and reviewed the treasurer’s report. The May minutes were read and approved. It was noted that the circle members had met informally June 20 at Crest Ridge Estates. Betty Lou Shea gave a report from “Response” magazine. Weight announced a sew-

ing day to make kits for the In-Gathering would be Oct. 2. The school nurse fund was collected. Election of circle officers for 2014 was held. Weight will continue as chairperson, Lois Jay as vice chairperson and Ellen Rinner as secretary/treasurer. Recommendations were made for Special Mission Recognition honors. Plans for food and workers for the Oct. 20 fundraising dinner were made. The program titled “Ready to See” was presented by Shea with scripture and discussion included. The September Bible verse was read in unison and concluded the meeting. Young Women’s Circle began with supper provided by Kay Ritter, who served leftovers from the UMW district meeting. Four members were present. UMW President Jerrie Henderson came to the meeting to share some announcements. She thanked the young women for helping lead music at UMW district meeting. Henderson also shared what offices are open in UMW. Ritter led the program on conservation. There was discussion on community gardens, co-op meals and ways to help the economy. Members were handed out prayer sheets for Women at the Well at the women’s prison in Mitchellville. There was brief discussion on adopting a family for Christmas. The plan is to wrap gifts at the December meeting. The meeting was closed by all reciting the UMW Purpose. The next meeting will be Dec. 19 at the home of Kay Ritter. Rosalie Denton presided at Evening Circle, and Judy Weese was hostess. Thirteen members were present. The secretary/treasurer’s reports were presented and approved. Circle officers for 2014 will be Chairperson Rosalie Denton, Vice Chairperson Jane Briley and Secretary/ treasurer Claudine Sam-

mons. Funds were collected for the school nurse fund. Members signed up for food donations and work for the Oct. 20 public dinner to be served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judy Kading led the program titled “Ready to See,” from the UMW magazine “Living the Heart of God.” The executive committee of Creston United Methodist Women met 9 a.m. Oct. 3 in fellowship hall. Jerrie Henderson, president, called the meeting to order. “A Litany on the Lord’s Prayer” was read responsively by those present. Several items of correspondence were presented. The South Central District annual meeting of United Methodist Women, hosted by the Creston unit, was reviewed. Vice President Mary Morris made her report, including expressing appreciation to Henderson for the organization of the district meeting. Susan Weight will attend Mission U in Marshalltown Oct. 18-20. Shea gave out a list of new books for the reading program. Five books will be ordered and Morris has donated two. A report from the nominations committee was made. There were no other committee reports. Henderson made available a Ministry and Mission for 2014 printed item. Pecans will be available for sale at the Oct. 20 dinner. Evening Circle recommended the unit make a donation to a Nigerian missionary. Dates for future events were announced. The meeting adjourned with the unison reading of the October Bible verse. After the executive meeting, planning meetings for the 2014 budget and the year’s programs were held. Treasurer Shea presided over discussion about the budget. Morris led the group through dates for circle and

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Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Wednesday. Canasta winners were Barb Veitz, first; Carol Harrison, second; and Mary Kline, third. Wanda Nash won the door prize. Beulah McDonald will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Creston Lions Club

Creston Lions Club met noon Sept.17 at The Pizza Ranch. First Vice President Ron Dunphy called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Delmer Brown. The secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given and approved. The sale of tickets to the annual pork chop supper Sept. 19 was discussed and also the need for workers. Candy Days was set for Sept. 21 and plans discussed. Dean Brant reported on the global training that was held Sept. 26 in Creston. The business meeting was adjourned.

On Oct. 1, Creston Lions met at 6:30 p.m. at The Pizza Ranch. President Jodi Johnson called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance. The invocation was given by Delmer Brown. Tom Braymen introduced his guests, Charles and Cari Austin, and their three children. Carol Harrison introduced her guest Sandy Harris. Guests of Beth Perry were Lavina Smith of Lenoir, N.C., Edith Cary of Telford, Tenn., and Miriam Frantz of Graham, Wash. The printed minutes of the Sept. 17 noon meeting were approved. Braymen reported 32 Head Start students were vi-

sion screened for KidSight. The program was presented by Gary Borcherding, a member of the Creston Parks Board. He thanked Lions for its financial support of McKinley Park. He told of the park board’s plans and finances for city parks maintenance and improvements. Discussion followed. The results of the pork chop supper and Candy Days were presented. The members voted to offer financial support to the Zellmer family. Al Pokorny won the drawing. The meeting was adjourned.

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Thank You for Helping Make a Lasting Impact In celebration of National 4-H Week, Union County 4-H members, Union County Friends of 4-H, Union County Extension Office, families, and volunteers thank the following businesses and individuals for helping the 4-H program make a lasting and positive impact on youth in Union County. Thank you for contributing to the 2013 Union County Fair and Union County Friends of 4-H Inc. Contributors generously supported the local 4-H program through project and award program donations, providing items for the pie auctions, and/or purchases at the livestock auction and pie auctions. Special thanks to our auctioneers: Tom Bradley, Todd Crill, Bob Crittenden, Scott Evans, Tom Frey and Darwin West. A&G Pizza, Steakhouse & Lounge Chet & Betty Abel Action Photo Adams Street Espresso Ben Adamson, State Farm Ins. Dale Adamson Advanced Ag Afton Star Enterprise Akin American Concrete American Home Design Arispe Feed and Grain B&K Comm Ag Greg Bailey Larry Bailey Verna Bailey John Baker Luke Baker Paul Baker Roger Baker Kammie Ballentine Barker Implement Mark Becker Sharon Bennett Robert & Freida Berning Kirby Berry, Berry Bros Masonry, Inc. Bierle Backhoe Service B&M Sales Sara Bolinger Boyd Appliance Center, Inc. Bradley Angus Dean & Twila Brant Mike & Carol Brentnall Briley Heating and Air Briley Spa Charlie Brown Auto, Ltd. Jane Brown PT Sheila Brown Dr. Dave Buck Bull Pen Barber Shop Bunn Randy Buxton C&J Conservation Calvin Plumbing and Heating Carlise Auto Carter Agency Insurance & Real Estate Central Iowa Amusement Chapman Livestock Troy & Tracey Chapman Joe Chastain Cindy Cheers David & Rena Cheers Ken & Pennie Cheers Mary Lou Cheers CIPCO Creston Livestock Auction Jon Clark Coen Furniture Dr. Dan Coen Dwight & Marilyn Conover Cook Video & Appliance Corning Meat Processing Countryside Products Creston Chiropractic Doug & Di Miller, Creston Mobile Homes Creston News Advertiser Creston True Value Creston Veterinary Clinic Creston Vision Clinic Alice Crittenden Steve Crittenden Crop Production Services Curves Doug Daggett Delta Kappa Gamma Pi Chapter Jack & Donna Dobberthien Dollar & Cents Coin Matt Downing Show Pigs Draper Construction

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TOPS 1338 of Creston met for its regular meeting Sept. 30 with 11 members present. The weekly net loss was 22.75 pounds. The weekly best loser was Shellie Sullivan with Darlene Rohrig as runner-up. The monthly net loss was 29.75 pounds with the monthly best loser being Carol Sheldahl, and Sullivan was in second place. Anna Thompson opened the meeting by leading the TOPS pledge. Minutes were read and approved, as was the treasurer’s report. Squares and fines went to Thompson. Those eligible signed the Loser Lotto chart. The topic was presented by Thompson from a TOPS resource on “Enjoying Holiday Celebrations Without Regret.” The Red Can Challenge was to have one starch carbohydrate per meal all week long. The topic for next week will be given by Sullivan. The meeting ended with the closing TOPS pledge. Last Monday, TOPS 1338 met again at the United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Eleven members weighed in with Shellie Sullivan as best weekly loser. Carol Sheldahl and Lola Baucom tied for second place. Anna Thompson presided over the business meeting. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Marisue Lewis and Alice Brown gave the treasurer’s report. The Loser Lotto chart was signed by those losing this past week. Squares were won by Neoma Davis, and fines went to Sullivan. Members were reminded of the Fall Rally Nov. 2 at Red Oak. Three members plan to attend. The Red Can Challenge was to use a small plate or

bowl for all meals this week. Sullivan presented the program on nuts, B complex and other items to help combat stress. Sheldahl will be the presenter next week. The meeting closed with the TOPS pledge. All who are interested in weight loss and control are invited to attend 5 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church.

Bancroft History Assembly

IFWC Bancroft History Assembly met Oct. 7 for its monthly meeting at the D.V. Richardson Room at Greater Regional Medical Center. Four life members and seven regular members attended. The meeting was called to order by President Peg Anderson. All participated in the Pledge of Allegiance. Abraham penned the inspirational thought: “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” The thought for the day from the club’s yearbook was “Wash your hands and say your prayers, because Jesus and germs are everywhere.” Roll call was answered with, “What age were you when you started school? Kindergarten or first grade?” The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and were approved by members. Kay Raymond gave the treasurer’s report. Members were reminded to get dues paid. A collection was made for the IFWC/Iowa endowment fund. Raymond reported there is a reading list available, both from her and at Gibson Memorial Library. Individual lists are due Dec. 2. She urged 100 percent participation of club members reporting. Joan Chubick had sent three get-well cards last month. She was asked to correspond with a recuperating member and the family of Al-

ice Taylor, a former member and past president. As unfinished business, there was discussion about supporting the RICC even though it now has no office in Creston. Martha Musmaker will be attending a local coalition meeting this week and will report back to the president and club members. It was decided that if a possible method were available, Bancroft will take this as a charity project. Otherwise, the club will contribute toward the local MATURA food pantry. A generous amount of canned goods and nonperishable items were brought to the meeting that day for the food pantry. Another discussion centered around Trees Forever. The free coloring books for preschool and primary children are available in April for the price of postage. It was moved and seconded that Musmaker be asked to pick up the books on one of her trips to the northeast part of Iowa. Anderson then gave a report on the Southwest District Convention held Sept. 20 in Granger. JoAnne Nurnberg, Marisue Lewis and Anderson represented Bancroft at the convention. Business items were presented to the delegates. Keynote speaker was Mike Delaney, who spoke on the Raccoon River watershed. An election was held and club awards were presented. Bancroft received two awards. The yearbook evaluation was positive, ending with “good job.” The club collect brought the business meeting to a close. Musmaker then gave a report on Carrie Chapman Catt. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. She is honored in the Iowa Hall of Fame. Dessert was served by Barbara Bjorn, the hostess for October.

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fantastic way of infusing autumn colors to create a seasonal feel,” says Robbins. “Amber colored glass is really popular this fall because the rich, warm color goes with so many patterns and designs. “I’m big on the pressed vintage patterns; depression glass, coin glass and sandwich glass are all very lovely and nostalgic. We’re actually mixing and matching patterns from historic American glassmakers including Federal, Indiana Glass and Fostoria on our tables. It looks great to mix designs which share the same colors or combine an array of colors within a place setting.” Metal serveware is another popular trend this fall. “We’re incorporating metal serveware into many of our displays because you can do so much with it from

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a design standpoint,” says Griffith. “These are great accent pieces you can dress up or down, plus it is family — and football — season friendly.” Metal serveware is also very functional. Once heated, the alloy retains warmth to keep food warmer longer or cooler if you chill these pieces. Plus it is easy to clean and doesn’t have to be polished. “We’re using a lot of fun shapes, like leaf-shaped pieces and turkey platters.” Fall’s bountiful harvest translates into the home this season. Robbins is using natural elements in her table designs that evoke a sense of the first Thanksgiving. “I suggest filling vases, glasses or serving bowls with dried beans, acorns or even kernels of dried deer corn. Not only does this look pretty, you can also mix in candles or flowers and use these natural elements to hold those items in place.” Robbins adds apples, gourds, pumpkins and green pears are among fruits and vegetables you can use on your table or anywhere in your home to create a brilliant splash of color. She says you can find more decorating ideas at Replacements’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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Thanksgiving | Christmas | New Years

Cooking, Decorating, Style Show, Tastings and more!

Monday, October 28, 2013

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