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Pictured is a graveyard set up for the Ringgold County Conservation Board’s Haunted Halloween Hike in 2015 at Poe Hollow County Park.

The Ringgold County Conservation Board event is scheduled Saturday with a less scary hike for children beginning at 5 p.m. and regular hike 7 p.m. ■

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MOUNT AYR – About 20 volunteers in costume will try to scare participants during the medieval-themed Haunted Halloween Hike Saturday evening. The third-annual event, hosted by Ringgold County Conservation Board, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a less scary version of the hike for younger participants, with the regular hike starting at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Poe Hollow County Park, located east of Mount Ayr on State Highway 2. “It’s just for fun, to get people out into the parks and get people using their natural resources in their local areas,” said Kate Zimmerman, executive director of the board. “On

top of that, it’s about pulling in the community, and people around Ringgold County as well, to enjoy our natural areas and add a little spooky fun to it.” Registration will be at the enclosed Hawkins Hideaway Shelter at the park, and a guide will lead participants to the beginning of the trail. Groups of no more than 10 people will leave every 10 minutes from the shelter house and travel from the Poe Hollow west trail to the Ringgold Trailway, come back on the east trail into Poe Hollow and end at the campground, where they will receive a hayride back to the shelter. “The milder version of the hike is during twilight hours, so it’s still daylight out and not as spooky, and our characters don’t move as fast, so it gives partic-

ipants a chance to adjust to the scary characters rather than having them coming at them quickly,” Zimmerman said. While every child is different, Zimmerman said she recommends children in second grade and younger choose the milder hike; the 7 p.m. hike will be spookier and generally geared toward older participants. Jessi Grose, Ringgold County Conservation Foundation board member, said about 20 volunteers – from the board and the community – will be in character on the trail. “Last year, I was a fortune teller. This year, I’m going to be in charge of the stocks, where people put their hands and heads in,” Grose said. “We try to switch it up, so kids aren’t coming back going, ‘We’ve already seen that.’” Most of the hike will be set in a medieval time, including the stocks and a guillotine, which is new this year. “There’s a lot of new

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stuff on the trail, too,” Grose said. “And, we’re having face painting for the little kids before they go on the trail. Besides that, I don’t want to give away too much because then they’ll be looking for it.” Snacks and drinks will be available at the shelter, as well as activities, while participants wait for their hike. At the end of the hike, there will be hot cocoa, coffee and a campfire available. HIKE | 2A

Today is the second day of the trial of Manuel Allen Silva, 44, 1951 Beechwood Ave., who was charged on a Union County warrant for two counts of third-degree sexual abuse 11:12 a.m. Aug. 25, 2015, at Union County Law Enforcement Center. Jury selection for the trial occurred Tuesday at Union County Courthouse and ran faster than anticipated, so that opening statements

were read the same day. Today, evidence will be submitted for the case. The last witness is scheduled to testify Monday; however, depending on the timeline of the trial, that witness could be on the stand Friday. After the last witness, closing arguments will be read and the jury will adjourn to discuss a verdict. TRIAL | 2A


Council weighs options for property at 308 N. Elm St. By ALLISON TRETINA CNA staff reporter

Two development proposals for an empty lot on North Elm Street were brought before Creston City Council during Tuesday’s regular meeting. The property, located at 308 N. Elm St., has been approved by the board of Union County Habitat for Humanity to build on in partnership with the Southwestern Community College. “With a partnership with the Southwestern Community College, we’re going

to turn the lot into an educational experience for both carpentry students and electrician students like we’ve done the last two years,” Union County Habitat for Humanity President Charlie Westman said. “We propose to build a 26-foot-by-42-foot, three bedroom home for a low-income family.” To date, Union County Habitat for Humanity has completed seven houses in Creston, including 600 W. Montgomery St., 800 W. Jefferson St. and 620 N. Birch St. CITY | 2A


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ness summit smile after a joke told by keynote speaker “Iowa Nice Guy” Scott Siepker Tuesday afternoon at Southwestern Community College in Creston. Pictured, clockwise from front left, are State Sen. Tom Shipley (R-Iowa); Melissa Driskell of Winterstien Construction in Creston; Cabrielle Rutledge of IowaWORKS in Creston; Dan Downing of New Horizons – Family Enhancement Center in Afton and Steven Gilbert of Gilbert Home Comfort in Leon. The conference was held to increase collaboration among business leaders, school employees and community leaders to strategize workforce needs.



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Justin Michael Jacobson, 43, of Ankeny went to be with Jesus Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, s u r rounded by family and a phenomenal staff at B r o a d - Jacobson lawns Hospital in Des Moines. He was born Feb. 13, 1973, in Boone. He grew up in Clearfield and graduated from Diagonal High School in 1991. Justin was a proud member of the Diagonal Maroons playing sports and in the band. His true passion was playing basketball where he helped his team make it to state in 1989 and 1991. In 1991, Justin spent several months recovering from an automobile accident. During his recovery he found his Lord and Savior. He made a decision to further his faith by attending and graduating from Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Justin’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan, very knowledgeable in sports trivia. He loved watching

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the San Francisco Giants, but his biggest passion was for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When he wasn’t cheering on the Steelers he was shooting pool with friends at Big Dogs in Des Moines. A true competitor, Justin loved playing games and winning every time, one way or another. Surviving are parents, Dick and Deb Stewart of Creston and Mick and Sue Jacobson of Boone; fiancÊe Jennifer Conner of Ankeny; daughters, Kayla and Jimmie of Conway, Arkansas; brothers, Anthony Stewart of Ankeny and Riley (Michele) Jacobson of Boone; sisters, Heidi (Aaron) Acela of Urbandale and Laci (Jamie) Buffington of Lorimor; nieces and nephews, Kyli, Hunter, Emma, Mallory, Tanner, Halle, Fischer, Reese, Kaelee, Nolan and Maddox; grandma Opal Neese of Creston and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Celebration of life services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Abundant Life Family Church, 500 S. Birch St., in Creston. Officiating the services will be Pastor Doug Brunell. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. until service time. Arrangements are under direction of Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home of Grant City, Missouri.


Background According to a Creston Police report, after a female victim was at his home in May 2015, he gave her a beverage that made her “groggy� and Silva


“Our track record is pretty good,� Westman said. “We’re happy to say that we’ve got homeowners paying taxes on all of them except for one. The very first house we built the homeowner died, so she’s no longer making payments.� For Bob Jimmerson, a long-time resident with his wife on North Elm Street, the Habitat for Humanity’s track record of filling homes is near irrelevant when thinking about the future he hopes to see for the property. “We’ve been living in our house at 310 N. Elm for 45

sentenced to a year of probation and fined $625. He also was given a deferred judgment. Under a deferred judgment, Travis’ record will be cleared of the conviction if he successfully completes the probation. Authorities say Travis falsified Sidney’s monthly operation reports given to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources from 2009 to 2015.

Court overturns life sentence given to Charles City man NASHUA (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the life sentence given to a Charles City man suspected of killing a retired Clarksville grocer but convicted of weapon-related charges. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the Eighth District U.S. Court of Appeals ordered Friday that Randy Patrie be resentenced. Patrie was suspected in the 2012 death of Carl “Ken� Gallmeyer, who was found dead in a rural Nashua home. Investigators later found guns, tools and a TV owned by Gallmeyer in Patrie’s

home. Federal prosecutors charged Patrie with weapons crimes because his criminal record prohibited him from handling firearms. In 2014, Judge Linda Reade sentenced him to life because of his prior convictions. Patrie challenged the sentence, and his argument was aided by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling dealing with Iowa’s burglary laws.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barreling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday night for one final primetime showdown. For Trump, the debate is perhaps his last opportunity to turn around a race that appears to be slipping away from him. His predatory comments about women and a flood of sexual assault accusations have deepened his unpopularity with women and limited his pathways to victory. His supporters remain intensely loyal, but there are few signs he’s attracting the new backers he desperately needs. Clinton takes the stage facing challenges of her own. While the electoral map currently leans in her favor, the Democrat is facing a new round of questions about her authenticity and trustworthiness, concerns that have trailed her throughout the campaign. The hacking of her top campaign adviser’s emails revealed a candidate that is averse to apologizing, can strike a different tone in private than in public, and makes some decisions only after painstaking political deliberations.

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then sexually assaulted her with his hands and forced her to sexually contact him with her hands. According to the report, the events were reported to law enforcement and blood and urine samples were taken from the victim. Urinalysis resulted in the discovery of a benzodiazepine in the victim’s

body, which she was not taking at the time of the alleged assault. In June 2015, a subpoena was served and it was discovered Silva’s wife had been prescribed a benzodiazepine. It was also discovered during the investigation Silva had access to his wife’s medication. Silva was released on

$20,000 bond. Silva also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree theft in 2006. This came after he and another person participated in a theft scheme while Silva was Union County Economic Development Association director from August 2002 to August 2004.

years, and during that time, we raised two sons,� Jimmerson said. “Some years ago we had the opportunity to move away from that location, and we decided to stay there for what we consider to be good reason.� Those years, Jimmerson went on to describe, were filled with unpleasant neighbors who he said participated in illicit drug behavior. As he and his wife enjoy retirement, he would prefer the property remain unoccupied. “We would very much like to have it in our possession to take care of it as we do with the other lots we have,� he said. Jimmerson offered to buy the property at $3,000. “The neighbors had a long history of dope sell-

ers and dope users, and we persevered through all of that hoping that one day those houses would go away,� Jimmerson said. Westman said he couldn’t make any promises to Jimmerson about who the neighbors would be should the property be developed on by Habitat for Humanity, but he reassured him that, in the past, the people and families who have moved into the other homes the organization has built in Creston have not been a disturbance to their neighbors. “I hope to give (Jimmerson) a good neighbor,� Westman said. “I can’t guarantee it, but it’s my hope. I know he’s had trouble in the past, and we’d like him to have a neigh-

bor like we’ve got at all our other homes.� Should Union County Habitat for Humanity acquire the property, Westman anticipates the construction for the house would begin in June or July of 2017 and the final product would be complete around Thanksgiving in 2018. After hearing the two proposals, the council discussed ideas for satisfying both Westman and Jimmerson. No final decisions regarding the property were made during Tuesday’s council meeting. The council resolved to have a public hearing regarding the property on 308 N. Elm St. scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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shown flashes of renewed focus in recent days, including highlighting a senior State Department official’s request that the FBI help reduce the classification of an email from Clinton’s private server. It was to be part of a bargain that would have allowed the FBI to deploy more agents in foreign countries, though it was not immediately clear whether the State Department official or someone at the FBI first raised that prospect. Campaigning Tuesday in Colorado, Trump called the matter “felony corruption� and worse than the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon. The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it had written the State Department’s inspector general requesting a “full investigation.�

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show up. Zimmerman said she recommends registering if a specific time slot is desired. The regular hike will run from 7 until 10 or 10:30 p.m., depending on how many people attend. To register for a time slot, call Ringgold County Conservation Board at 641-464-2787.

The last in a trio of presidential debates, Wednesday’s contest in Las Vegas comes just under three weeks from Election Day and with early voting already underway in more than 30 states. At least 2.1 million voters have cast ballots already. Trump has leaned on an increasingly brazen strategy in the campaign’s closing weeks, including peddling charges that the election will be rigged, despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud in U.S. presidential contests. He’s also charged that Clinton attacked and intimidated women involved with her husband’s affairs, bringing three women who accused former President Bill Clinton of unwanted sexual contact and even rape to sit in the audience for the second debate. The former president has never been charged with crimes related to the encounters, though he did settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. Trump is bringing President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Trump supporter Malik Obama, as

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Ex-official who faked water tests makes plea deal, gets probation SIDNEY (AP) — A former city official in southwest Iowa accused of falsifying drinking water quality tests has made a plea deal for probation. Online court records say 36-year-old Mark Travis pleaded guilty Monday to knowing discharge of a pollutant. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of felonious misconduct in office. The records say Travis was

located on the west side of Poe Hollow County Park. “The nature center, as an environmental education center, we do handson learning with wildlife and educational programming on habitats,� Zimmerman said. “You can do it on a self-touring basis like a museum, but I also


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


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St. Friends Helping Friends Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 5 p.m., Homestead Assisted

Living private dining room, 1709 W. Prairie St. Women’s Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 6 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. Southwest Iowa Dancers Jam Session, 6 to 9 p.m., Chicken Inn, 3 miles west of Creston on Hwy 34.


Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nodaway Valley High School, 410 NW 2nd St., in Greenfield. Super 8 Club, 1 p.m., Regency Park. Union County Historical Society, 1:30 p.m., historical complex house, McKinley Park. Creston Historic Preservation Commission, 5 p.m. Thursday, congregate mealsite, restored Creston Depot. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. Southwest dance jam and pot luck, 6 to 9 p.m., Villisca Community Center. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


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Union County Genealogical Society, 6 p.m. Monday, Gibson Memorial Library, Creston. Agenda includes: program presented by Tessa Hull, “The Salem Witch Trials;” short meeting.


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Jason and Heather Feick of Greenfield are parents of a son born Oct. 10, 2016. Avett Elbe weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Dorene Feick of Fontanelle. Siblings are Dylan, 18, Emma, 15, Gavin, 12, and Allie, 8. —————— Eric and Karen King of Creston are parents of a daughter born Oct. 13, 2016. Ericka Ann weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Laryl and Gail VandenBerg of Creston, Rhonda Fairchild of Corning and Randy Fairchild of Tama. Great-grandparents are Nancy Spooner of Murray, Jerry and Hilda Fitch of Des Moines and Betty Page of Des Moines. —————— Travis and Michelle West of Prescott are parents of a son born Oct. 15, 2016. Mason Lee weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ruth Eivins of Macksburg and Gary and Shelly West of Prescott. Great-grandparents are Gary and Sandy Krauth of Creston, Donna West of Corning and Ida Eivins of Lorimor. Sibling is Ava, 2.


Terry Ray Hankins-Lund, 27, of Osceola was charged with public intoxication 3:49 p.m. Tuesday at 901 N. Elm St. According to a Creston Police report, Hankins-Lund was consuming alcohol in a public place and was intoxicated in a public place while on the property of the Early Childhood Center, 901 N.







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The producer will then be mailed an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot request forms should be received by the department by Nov. 23 and absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 30. A petition to vote on the state beef checkoff was delivered Sept. 2 to Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The petition contains over 500 signatures of cattle producers in the state of Iowa who are interested in a referendum. If the referendum passes, collection will begin March 1. The Iowa beef checkoff will be mandatory, but refunds will be available to interested producers. The federal beef checkoff of $1 per head remains in place and would not be affected by the Iowa vote. For more information on how checkoff dollars are used, contact the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association at 515-296-2266 or find out more online at In accordance with Chapter 181 of the Iowa Code, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responsible for holding beef checkoff referendum votes. All costs incurred by the department will be reimbursed by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association.

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Tempering Donald It’s hard to believe, but Donald Trump’s extraordinarily obnoxious quest to become president has deteriorated into something quite ordinary, your standard plain old campaign conniption fit. Like any other 70-year-old spoiled kid who isn’t getting his way, he’s throwing a temper tantrum. He’s apparently hoping that he can frighten all those females who are tattling on him for his misbehavior, this time verbally assaulting them by increasing the intensity of his threatening outbursts, growing more hysterical with every tweet. He’s lashing out at anyone who crosses him, which is everybody but his staff members (some of them) and the craven politicians of his party who are afraid to drop him like a stone because doing so might offend the all-important Republican “deplor-

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able” base. Now he’s figuratively screaming, not just about jailing Hillary Clinton, but in targeting all the conspirators who are piling on – like the media, the international bankers and all those members of a planetwide cabal dedicated to electing her. The whole thing, he charges, is rigged, meaning that after he goes down to defeat, his millions of followers won’t accept the result. Of course he’s playing with fire, but he doesn’t care about that. No 70-year-old entitled delinquent does. Donald is a boy who even bragged about the fact that he’d molest women whenev-

er he felt like it, and barged in on them when they were naked in the dressing rooms he owned. And now that he’s confronted with the reality that his past misbehavior could mean that he might not get his latest toy – in this case, the presidency – he’s going bonkers. We’ve seen it in other kiddies: They have their hissy, and when that doesn’t do the trick, they get hissier and hissier. Why? Because they’ve gotten away with it for so long that the idea of consequences is simply for others. This is the man-child, after all, who has built his fortune not just on Daddy’s squandered money, but on the backs of those he has cheated in business, on the laws he has manipulated, to say nothing of his nonstop stream of hate aimed at nearly every member of the human race –

Muslims, Hispanics, women, the disabled, anybody who’s smarter than he is, which means just about everyone except the uneducated whites he counts on to be swayed by his ignorance. Oh, and his bromantic partner Vlad, who shares Donny’s views about what to do with those who disagree with him. The two have so much in common, except of course that Vladimir Putin likes to be seen publicly with his shirt off. Can anyone imagine Trump with his shirt off? The thought sickens. Did I mention that he gets away with constant lying? So this time, when the evidence of his sexual imposition is so persuasive, he’s going bananas. They’re all making it up, he bellows; they’re all a part of that conspiracy. Besides, some of the women are not pretty enough for him

to grope, which usually would be the most ridiculous thing you could say. But his deplorables lap it up with a spoon. He’s even suggested that Hillary doesn’t measure up in the looks department, as if it matters who turns him on or not. She probably appears in his immature mind like that schoolmarm who used to tell him “no,” and would be unmoved when he had outbursts like the current one. It will be fun to watch the next debate to see if he’s finished with this latest tirade or whether he starts another one during the broadcast. It’s his last chance, after all, mere weeks before we decide as a nation whether we will continue to be complicit in our own punishment. Imagine the consequences if he’s elected, and we inevitably have government by tantrum.

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Celebrating International Credit Union Day From Josh Madison Creston

On Thursday, Oct. 20, Nishna Valley Credit Union will be celebrating International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme, “The Authentic Difference,” celebrates what makes credit unions truly unique. All credit unions share a common goal, which is to offer access to affordable financial services for all their members and provide the financially disadvantaged the tools and opportunities to be financially self-sufficient. Credit unions are unique because they are nonprofit, democratically controlled,

member-owned cooperatives. I would like to clear up a common misconception with credit unions. Some people think you have to be part of a “union” to be a member. That is how credit unions were started, but some have since changed to community based which is open to anyone in a certain jurisdiction. Nishna Valley’s field of membership reaches 18 counties in southwest Iowa. We would like to extend an open invitation to everyone to join us Thursday. We will be offering cookies and refreshments and providing information on what Nishna Valley Credit Union is about.

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The final debate HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? The Charlotte Observer reported that the Republican Party campaign headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina, was firebombed on Sunday. The interior was incinerated by explosions followed by fire. The ATF determined that 12 Samsung Galaxies were hurled through the window. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will clash on stage for the third and final time in Las Vegas tonight and debate the issues. This election has been dragging on for 18 months. By now, Americans have developed a warm spot for Hillary and Trump and millions of us wish they’d go there. Hillary Clinton stayed at home for one week leading up to tonight’s presidential debate in Las Vegas while Donald Trump campaigned non-stop. Everyone agrees Las Vegas is the perfect place to host the final debate between Hillary and Trump. The city is the world capital of bad choices in life. Halloween Adventure retail store reports that the Donald Trump Halloween mask is outselling the Hillary Halloween mask by 40 to 1. There are millions of these masks out there now. This explains how Trump can be accused of groping so many women in so many places at the same time. Donald Trump was caught on an old tape complaining about his unsuccessful attempt to bed TV host Nancy O’Dell 11 years

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ago. A guy can only try. Nancy O’Dell knew something was up when Donald Trump took her shopping for home furnishings and the first stop was the mattress store. Fox News reported Friday that Donald Trump has pulled out of Virginia. You figure he didn’t need a paternity suit. Attorney Gloria Allred sat next to Virginia Friday as Virginia described how Trump groped the Smokies, put his hand up the Potomac and took Richmond without her permission. White House press secretary Josh Earnest responded to Donald Trump’s suggestion that both candidates be drug-tested before tonight’s debate by claiming that Donald Trump snorted coke in the first two debates. Of course Trump would never do cocaine. It’d block his reflection in the mirror. Wikileaks revealed top State Department security officers refused to work in Hillary’s detail because she demeaned them. They’re all of upstanding character. If Hillary’s elected then finds out that Secret Service agents are overseas hooker hounds, she’s liable to leave Bill for one of them. Wikileaks revealed Clinton’s staff’s disappointment last year that the San Bernardino shooter was a Muslim and not a white

American male. The left is out to destroy white male hegemony. They’re just furious that Archie Manning’s sperm is worth more on the open market than Apple stock. The Nobel Prize judges came under fire Monday because all of the year’s Nobel Prize winners were men. It was a very talented field. Vladimir Putin won the Nobel Prize for Fortune-Telling for his ability to forecast who is going to die of poisoning in three weeks just by picking up the phone. Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith defended former CEO Roger Ailes in an interview Monday, saying Ailes never pressured him to stay in the closet. It was the first time Smith publicly admitted he’s gay. In other big surprises, Jesse Jackson admitted he was black and Yao Ming came out as tall. Fox News aired footage of a great white shark crashing through the iron bars of a scientist’s protective cage on the ocean surface Sunday. The guy hid in the bottom of the cage as the beast roared through. He wasn’t the first scientist working with sharks to discover that adrenaline is brown. Michael Jackson topped the Forbes list of dead celebrities for the fifth straight year with $800 million in earnings last year. His family nets far more with him dead than alive with no overhead expenses but the lawn mower. This is why Rod Stewart brings a food taster to Thanksgiving.


CHS donates to MATURA Action Corporation CHS, a local soybean processing farmer-owned cooperative, donated $5,000 to MATURA Action Corporation’s Union County Outreach. The funds will be used to assist low-income individuals and families with food and transportation costs. The food pantry’s need for food donations increases as the temperatures decrease and households face higher heating costs. Transportation funds are used for medical appointments and employment needs. CHS assists the MATURA Union County Outreach Food Pantry each month by picking up the Food Bank of Iowa order and helping unload it at the outreach center. These orders are made possible by generous donations from the local community.

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CHS donates $5,000 to MATURA Action Corporation’s Union County Outreach. Shown, from left, are Ron Ludwig and Marcy Lane, both from MATURA, and CHS Stewardship Committee members Tina Siddens, Byron Day, Kathy Arevalo and David Nordquist. Ken Boggs and Travis Morgan were not present from CHS.

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GREENFIELD – Adair County Health System (ACHS) announces the implementation of a financial-evaluation process that helps patients know and understand the cost of their medical care before receiving non-emergency services. As part of its financial transparency commitment to the community, the hospital’s new software tool offers real-time cost estimates for the patient’s financial responsibility, so patients can make informed decisions about their health care. “We know health-care costs are a concern for many patients and their families. With the addition of our financial counselor and the assistance of this new system, we will be able to have financial conversations prior to services,

AMES – Anyone working in local food systems development in the state of Iowa is invited to attend the fall 2016 quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG). The meeting is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Ave., in Madrid. The theme of the gathering is “Towards a Culture of Welcome in the Iowa Food System.” Speakers will include staff and clients from Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Global Greens farm program for refugees, as well as representatives from the Double Up Food Bucks program, prison garden program at the Iowa Correctional Institution for

minimizing the likelihood of unexpected costs after services are received,” said ACHS Patient Account Manager Kelly Ahnen. “This system helps our staff connect patients needing financial support with assistance earlier in the process.” For those patients who may have difficulty paying their health-care bills, the hospital provides several financial-support programs such as financial screening for Medicaid, financial assistance and payment plans. “Our No. 1 priority at ACHS is the care of our patients and their families,” Ahnen said. “We hope this will provide patients with additional peace of mind and allow them to focus on the healing process.”

Women and University of Iowa Labor Center/Center for Worker Justice. The group will continue to meet after lunch to discuss its mission and vision. The meeting is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided at a cost of $20, payable at the door by cash or check only. To register, visit, email leheuss@iastate. edu or call Lynn Heuss, program coordinator for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program, at 515-201-9405. Learn more about the ISU Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program at www.extension.iastate. edu/localfoods.


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The number of times the Dodgers have thrown back-to-back shutouts in the postseason. The feat happened for the first time Tuesday as the Dodgers shut out the Cubs 6-0 in game three of the NLCS. The Dodgers lead the series 2-1. Game four is tonight in Los Angeles.


Prep volleyball Tuesday Hawkeye 10 Lewis Central 3, Shenandoah 1 Tuesday Class 1A Region 3 East Union 3, Diagonal 0 Lenox 3, Murray 0 CAM 3, O-M 0 Exira-EH-K 3 Coon Rapids-Bayard 1 Stanton 3 Clarinda Academy 0 Bedford 3, South Page 1 Class 2A Region 5 Griswold 3, Southwest Valley 1 Mount Ayr 3, Nodaway Valley 0 Interstate 35 3, Martensdale-St. Marys 0 North Mahaska 3, Pleasantville 0 Wednesday Class 3A Regoin 2 Creston at Red Oak Shenandoah at Clarinda Southeast Valley at Kuemper Catholic Greene County at Atlantic Cross Country State qualifying meets Thursday Class 3A at Atlantic ADM, Atlantic, Boone, Carlisle, Clarke (girls only), Creston, Dallas Center-Grimes, Denison-Schleswig, Gilbert, Glenwood, Harlan, Perry, Winterset Class 2A at Atlantic Central Decatur, Clarinda, Clarke (boys), Des Moines Christian, Interstate 35, Ogden, Red Oak, RolandStory, Shenandoah, South Hamilton, Southeast Valley, Southwest Iowa (Sidney), Underwood, Woodward Academy (boys) Class 1A at Ankeny Centennial Ankeny Christian, Belmond-Klemme, B-G-M, Cardinal, Colfax-Mingo, Colo-NESCO, Eagle Grove, H-L-V, Lynnville-Sully, Madrid, Martensdale-SM, Melcher-Dallas, Meskwaki Settlement School, Montezuma, Moravia, Newman Catholic, Nodaway Valley, North Mahaska, Pleasatville, Sigourney, Southeast Warren, Tri-County (girls), Twin Cedars, Wayne, West Fork (Sheffield), West Hancock (Britt), Woodward-Granger Class 1A at Lake Panorama National GC A-C/GC, AHSTW (Avoca), Ar-We-Va (girls), Audubon, Bedford, CAM, Clarinda Aca (girls), Diagonal, Earlham, East Mills, East Union, Exira-EH-K, Griswold, Heartland Christian (girls), IKM-Manning, Lenox, Lo-Ma, Mt. Ayr, O-M, Panorama, Paton-Churdan, Riverside, Southwest Valley, St. Albert, Treynor, Tri-Center (Neola), Van Meter, West Central Valley, West Harrison

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Lenox trounces Murray in postseason opener By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

MURRAY —Lenox’s volleyball team has been feeling pretty good about itself as of late, and that continues in the Tigers’ Tuesday night victory at Murray. Lenox (8-16) defeated Murray (9-16) in three consecutive sets by scores of 25-12, 25-22 and 25-22 in the Class 1A Region 3 opener. The Tigers will play at East Union in Afton on Monday for a shot to advance to the regional semifinals. The regional semifinals will be played on Oct. 27 in Afton. “It has been good at the end of the season to see the girls come together and gel as a team and probably above all else, that’s what I’ve liked the most about this team, that they do spread it out themselves and they’re all rock stars,” Lenox coach Sara Dukes said. TIGERS | 11A


Lenox’s players erupt after defeating Murray on the road in the Class 1A Region 3 opening match Tuesday. The Tigers will head to Afton for a Monday showdown with East Union, which defeated Diagonal Tuesday.

You can’t teach big ■

Creston/O-M’s offensive line always sets the tone By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

Imagine standing across from the biggest group of five or six grown men you’ve ever been in the company of at the same time. Now imagine how large you would expect the prototypical high school offensive line looks. You’re probably conjuring up an image that doesn’t do the Creston/Orient-Macksburg offensive line justice in terms of size. The Panther offensive line, in its starting iteration for a week eight game against the Adel-Desoto-Minburn Tigers, was a behemoth to behold. Averaging 6-4 275 pounds between the starters, the size of the Panther line only begins to tell the story of how intimidating a bunch this group has proven to be. Junior left tackle Tucker Flynn, at 6-8 320 pounds, comes in as the largest Panther. Bring sturdy fullbacks like Jackson Mikkelsen and tight ends like Colton Bolinger into the fold, and there’s even more reason for opposing defenses to feel uneasy about their chances of stopping the Panther ground attack. The Panthers ran for 466 yards on the ground in their


The Creston/Orient-Macksburg offense comes back on to the field after a timeout late in the second quarter of the Winterset game that the Panthers won 48-7. The Huskies put up a goal line stand on this possession, but senior captain and two-way lineman Kadon Hulett called the possession a “turning point” for the unit.

most recent outing. What can the mindset of a down lineman on defense going up against the Panthers possibly be? “Proba- Downing bly scared a little bit,” starting center Cody Tanner said. Statistics tell a story in

their own about this group of offensive linemen. The Panthers have rushed for 2,599 yards in eight games, good for 7.7 yards per carry. They have paved the way for 40 touchdowns on the ground, which is best in Class 3A District 7 by 13 scores. The offense as a whole has accounted for 49 touchdowns. A majority of those scores have come in the first half of the game, before heavy substitutions put the reserves on the field

in blowouts. A number of different practices and habits are to be credited for such success. “What has been nice about this group is that all of them played last year, the starters... They’ve been committed more than just this year,” linemen and weight-training coach Casey Tanner said. “It’s been like two or three years of just dedication in the weight room. Almost all of them make 100 percent atten-

dance. In the winter and the summer and we lift heavy in-season too. It’s just nonstop for them.” The Panthers aim to outwork their competition. When Friday night comes around, they have no reason not to be on the same page. “We just come in with the same mindset every week: hit them in the mouth for four quarters,” starting left tackle Trevor Downing said. LINE| 12A

Packers fans’ first game a dream come true, even in defeat GREEN BAY, Wis. — I had not missed the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association annual weekend clinic in Des Moines since 1999. But this year I had a good excuse. Earlier this fall my wife Deb told me something she’d heard on a Des Moines radio station about a bus trip planned for the Dallas Cowboys game in Green Bay on Oct. 16. I hesitated for a moment, because I knew East Tennessee State coach Steve Forbes was a presenter at this year’s basketball coaches clinic, and I had covered his Southwestern teams in the early 1990s. It would be a good reunion for him with the likes of former SWCC colleagues Bill Taylor, Ron “Fox” Clinton and Bill Krejci, and former players such as Jesse Cox, now the coach at Lenox. What an evening of stories that dinner engagement after the clinic would have been! But I’d been dreaming of watching the Packers play at home since I was a 10-year-old boy fascinated with the NFL championship game

Straight shots Larry Peterson sports writer

in 1967 — the famed Ice Bowl victory over the Dallas Cowboys. When Bart Starr scored behind Jerry Kramer on a quarterback sneak in the final seconds with the temperature at 15 below zero in the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, I was hooked. Coincidentally, Kramer was signing autographs Sunday afternoon at the tailgate function our group attended near the stadium. PETERSON | 11A Contributed photo

Standing outside Green Bay’s Lambeau Field last weekend are former Creston residents Paul and Leslie Goldsmith, left, now of West Des Moines, and Larry and Deb Peterson of Creston. Paul Goldsmith, 58, and Larry Peterson, 59, both grew up as Packer fans in northern Iowa but had never attended a game there.



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Busy on and off the course ■

Irr finds time to make it all work while preparing for state qualifying meet

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

Creston boys senior cross country runner Ben Irr has been on the move lately, both on and off the course. On the course, he enters Thursday’s Class 3A state qualifying meet coming off a seventh-place finish at the Hawkeye 10 ConferIrr ence meet last Thursday in Council Bluffs. Besides running on the course as the lead runner for coach Pat Schlapia’s team, he’s been juggling a full plate of activities. His mornings and Saturdays have been full with marching band practices and performances. He has played club soccer on the weekends, as well as finding time to visit colleges. Through it all, Irr has worked to keep up his training regiment as he works for a second consecutive trip to the state cross country meet.

Irr and the rest of the Panther girls and boys will look to punch their tickets to Fort Dodge and the state meet Thursday at the Class 3A state qualifying meet at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club. The girls race starts at 4 p.m. and the boys race at 5 p.m. “It’s been a busy time for me,” Irr said. “I also want to focus on making state too.” He has had to work at eating the right foods, as well as staying hydrated. “It’s important to eat really well while icing and all that good stuff,” Irr said. “It’s important to have your hydration. You need to have at least 64 ounces a day, even a little more than that is better.” Eating right isn’t always easy. “Sometimes it stinks, but it’s also nice,” Irr said. “It makes me feel really fit and good about myself.” Proper nutrition, hydration and rest all go together. “There’s more to (running) than that,” Schlapia said. “You have to have proper nutrition, hydration and rest. All of those things go into helping you be successful or it can hinder you.

The lack of it can hinder you.” Irr has had to workout sometimes on his own on days where he’s had to miss practice with other commitments. “As long as you do it on your own, you can still get where you need to be,” Irr said. Irr’s training has put himself in a position to qualify for state. “He got a real strong summer,” Schlapia said. “You can tell he had the base of a good summer mileage. He’s worked real hard, been focused. He has a goal to get back to Fort Dodge and cap off his career the right way.” Schlapia expects Irr to be in the mix for one of the 15 individual qualifying spots. “Ben’s got a real strong shot,” Schlapia said. “He’s going to make sure he leaves his mark on the team this year.” Schlapia tabbed Gilbert, Boone, Carlisle, Winterset, Perry, along with Glenwood, Atlantic, Denison-Schelswig and Harlan as teams to watch. Irr faces a stiff test as he looks to become the Panthers’ 33rd state meet qual-

ifier in the past 17 years. There are seven ranked competitors in the field and two more that beat him at the Hawkeye 10 meet last week in Council Bluffs. “It’s going to be a a tough meet,” Irr said. “They’re going to run fast. I’ve got to go up there with them.” While rankings are a good gauge of where a team is at, they mean little once the gun goes off Thursday. “It’s whoever brings their ‘A’ game,” Schlapia said. “It’s a matter of whoever’s ready to race, whether it’s boys or girls.” Baker looking to calm nerves, run well On the girls side, Brielle Baker is feeling the jitters in practice this week. She’ll look to convert those nerves into another solid time. Each meet, she has set a personal record. Her most recent personal record led her to a fifth place finish at the Hawkeye 10 meet last week. Her confidence has grown with each race. “I know I can do it as long as I push myself and stay up with the pack,” Baker said.

She was enlightened to what some of the competition will be like at the Hawkeye 10 meet thanks to a pair of Denison-Schleswig runners. “It really opened my eyes,” Baker said. “I know I need to stay up with them if I want to qualify. They’ll help push me.” On the Baker girls side, there’s seven ranked runners and one other that beat her at the Hawkeye 10 meet. “Hopefully I’ll get my PR (personal record) and get my best finish,” Baker said. “My goal is to make it up to Fort Dodge.” Like what the softball team did this summer in reaching the state tournament at the Rogers Sports Complex, Irr and Baker’s goal is to be in Fort Dodge a couple miles up the road at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. “It’s time to step it up,” Schlapia said. “We don’t want October 20 to be the

end of our season. We want to end it in Fort Dodge.” Schlapia said Denison-Schleswig, Atlantic and Glenwood are among the teams to watch for on the girls side. Schlapia has high expectations for the girls. “We expect the girls to be in the top half,” Schlapia said. That’s the thing with these intense races. Every second will be worth a runner. That’s how close it’s going to be.” The course at Atlantic Golf & Country Club will pose some challenges, but it is one the Panthers can do well on. “It’s a hilly course,” Schlapia said. “Even at our home meet and in the practices, it’s nothing we can’t handle on that.” The Panthers will look to continue their run of success from recent years. “We want to do something special in this meet,” Schlapia said. “We want to continue how things have been going through the season. We aim to do something special and continue the fine tradition.”

Tested Wolverine boys cross country ready for postseason closeup By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

GREENFIELD — Nodaway Valley’s boys cross country team is going to a new site for the state qualifying meet. While the layout in Ankeny is something the Class

1A top-ranked Wolverines are plenty familiar with what they must do. The first step for the Wolverines’ quest for a second consecutive state championship starts Thursday at the state qualifying meet. Class 1A action with the girls race starts at 3 p.m., with the boys to follow around 3:30

p.m. “You can’t win state unless you get there,” said Nodaway Valley coach Darrell Burmeister. The Wolverines are looking forward to possibly punching another ticket to state.

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“The state qualifying meets are the most important,” Burmeister said. “There’s a lot of excitement in a state qualiftying meet.” The state qualifying meet is a familiar experience for many of this year’s varsity runners

“This is an experienced bunch of guys,” Burmeister said. “They have a lot of experience. That should help us going in.” Burmeister likes the progress the team has made. The Wolverines enter the state qualifying meet fresh off

their eighth Pride of Iowa Conference championship in the past nine seasons. The team is coming off its best 1,000-meter workouts of the season earlier this week. “We’re feeling good and NV | 10A



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Mount Ayr volleyball picks up tempo, sweeps Nodaway Valley Treynor up next for Mount Ayr in next round ■

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

MOUNT AYR — Mount Ayr coach Tori Braby gave a simple message to her team heading into the third set of Tuesday’s Class 2A Region 5 opener. The Raiderettes were listening, as the took their coach’s message to heart. Mount Ayr, ranked 15th in Class 2A, dominated the final set to complete a threeset sweep of Nodaway Valley, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-13. Mount Ayr, 30-1, advances to face 11th-ranked Treynor, 27-6, Monday in the regional quarterfinals. Treynor had a bye in the opening round. Nodaway Valley’s season ends at 5-22. Braby wasn’t thrilled with


we’re healthy,” Burmeister said, adding that the injury to standout Shane Breheny’s foot is not bothering him. Breheny leads the way, but it’s a team effort. Brycen Wallace has been a steady second runner behind Breheny, while Brayten Funke has made big strides this season. “Brayten Funke’s really coming on for us in the last week,” Burmeister said.

her team’s energy in the first two sets, even with the wins. “We knew Nodaway Valley coming in, they were pumped up,” Braby said. “I told the girls they just lost and they have more energy and excitement than we do. We need to find some. That’s why they came out in the third game the way they did.” Mount Ayr jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the third set behind its more emotional play. “That was the big difference in the third game,” Braby said. “It’s all about emotion. That’s something I’m trying to get in their heads. Volleyball’s an emotional game.” The Raiderettes cracked the rankings for the first time this season in the final poll. Braby wasn’t thrilled with how the team played in the first two sets, even with the wins. “I told them they finally rated us and we’re not playing like that,” she said.

“Lets play like that.” Nodaway Valley coach Allison Bjork showed her team a video of their bench from earlier this season. She implored the team to be more alive this match. They certainly were throughout all three sets. “I’m like you guys need to be celebrating all the time,” Bjork said. “They fully embraced that. They were ready to go. They were positive the whole time. That’s all I asked. The entire time the energy was there. That can swing games.” Mount Ayr diversified its offensive attack. With standout Kelcie Shields nursing a sore shoulder and sore leg, Shields still led the way with nine kills. However, others stepped up. Sadie Frost had eight kills and Keirston Klommhaus had seven kills. “We have a lot of people that can step up and help us out,” Frost said. Frost and Klommhaus eased the pressure on Shields.

“Sadie Frost did a good job playing at the net, especially in the third game,” Braby said. “I told the setters you need to get (Klommhaus) the ball. You could tell she was ready to hit.” Klommhaus and Frost will have to be at the top of their games against Treynor to help Shields. “We’re going to have to have have all four hitters hitters getting kills,” Braby said. “If we plan on going to two hitters, we’re going to be in trouble.” Shields made her presence known defensively at the net, smacking four solo blocks and seven assists. Alyssa Johnson distributed 17 assists, while Macy Larsen had seven assists. Blair Glendenning had 20 digs. Frost had 11 digs, while Larsen had nine and Johnson seven. The Raiderettes were 68of-69 serving with six aces. Mount Ayr has waited for a test like it will have against Treynor. “We know what to expect

“We’ve seen big movement from Brayten.: Those three, Burmeister believes, can be in the top five individually. Burmeister also has high hopes for Tyler Breheny, Matthew Dickinson and Skyler Rawlings. “Those three could also be individual state qualifiers,” Burmeister said. Burmeister admitted he has a decision to make about the seventh spot between Dallas Kreager and Joel Blazek for the seventh and final varsity spot.

“We have a solid alternate ready to go if we have to have somebody step in,” Burmeister said. Nodaway Valley’s depth is a huge asset, especially in Class 1A. “It’s nice to have depth,” Burmeister said. “It’s a nice problem to have. Then we as coaches have to make choices. It’s good to have somebody step in if we need them, especially in Class 1A.” Nodaway Valley’s top runners will be challenged by top-ranked Jacob Hansen of West Fork, Sheffield.

“We’ll see how we do against him, how close we can get to him, if our guys can beat him,” Burmeister said. “If we’re close to the number one runner in the state, we should be looking pretty good at state.” The Warhawks are the only other rated team at the region, coming in at 14th. Newman Catholic of Mason City is on the teams to watch list. “West Fork’s been on the deck before at state. They’ve had some success at the state meet,” Burmeister said.


Mount Ayr senior Sadie Frost sends a ball over the net as Nodaway Valley senior Riley Lonsdale goes up for a block during Tuesday’s Class 2A Region 5 volleyball match in Mount Ayr.

going into it,” Frost said. “Like any game, we’re hoping to do our best.” Braby expects her team to step up against the Cardinals. “Every time we know a team’s going to be tough,

we play even better,” Braby said. “We’ll be ready.” The Wolverines bid farewell to 11 seniors. “There’s going to be a huge gap to fill,” Bjork said. “They’re definitely going to leave big shoes to fill.”

Weinheimer sets sights on state On the girls side, the Wolverines’ Reagan Weinheimer comes in as the second-ranked girl in Class 1A. A key for the Wolverine freshman has been her starts. “She needs to get out early,” Burmeister said. Even though this will be her first time competing at the state qualifying meet, Burmeister is plenty confident Weinheimer will be ready to go. “She’s done so many things in different sports,

basketball, track. She competes in dance and gymnastics. She’s been on the stage quite a bit. This is just another state,” Burmeister said. “She’s not a person that’s going to get shook up. She’ll be ready to go.” Burmeister is hopeful Mallory Kuhns can sneak in one of the top 15 spots. “She’s been getting out to good starts,” Burmeister said. “If she can get out to a good start, she’s a strongwilled person. She has to put herself in position to be in the top 15.”

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Lenox looked at ease for much of the night, applying pressure to the Mustangs early. Tied 5-5 in the first set, the Tigers cranked out 14 of the next 15 points mainly off of the serving of Shantelle Brown and Jacy Stoaks. Brown went 16-of-17 on serves with four aces. Murray mounted a 4-0 rally late in the set, but Lenox snuffed that out with strong net play led by Hannah Davis to win the first set. The second and third sets were more intensely fought, but the Tigers made the necessary adjustments. “We’ve definitely become more resilient all the way around,� Dukes said.

“We’ve been able to not hang our chin so much and be able to play other people. That’s a big step.� The two squads traded blows in the second, with Murray taking a 19-16 lead late. The Tigers rattled off the next seven points off the serve of Brown and some Murray mistakes and went on to win the set for a 2-0 lead. Murray mounted a 7-1 run to get back into a set it trailed for much of the third, and even tied things up 1818. Stoaks and Davis responded for the Tigers with a kill and and a block on consecutive possessions. Up 20-18, Murray scratched out one last run to go up 22-20, but Lenox won the last five points of the match after Dukes called a timeout. Davis led the way with 10 kills and Stoaks added five

on Lenox’s way to 24 kills as a team. Katelyn Belding led the Tigers in assists, 13, and digs, 17. Murray struggled once again and lost in what ended up being the last volleyball match of the careers of seven seniors. “That was probably the biggest thing that let us down tonight was our defense and our serving,� Murray coach Jerry Shields said. Kayla Siefkas had three kills and four blocks for the Mustangs. Katie Otto had a 9-9 serving performance on a night that Murray served 52-of-55. She also added three kills. More than a few tears were shed at the end of the evening. Brandi Gilbert finished her high school career with 1,358 assists after posting five assists Tuesday.

Gilbert, Scarlet Dustin, Siefkas Otto, Meghan Gould, Patricia Cena and Victoria Palma played their last games as Mustang volleyball players. “Most of these seniors have played the last couple of years, Brandi (Gilbert) this is her third year as a setter. We’re going to miss her a great year,� Shields said. “A lot of our kids are role-players for us and that’s kind of what they’ve had to do for us. They’re definitely going to be missed.� Uncertainty will reign heading into next season for Murray. “Basically every spot is going to be open next year,� Shields said. CNA photo by KALEB CARTER As for Lenox, another op- Murray senior Brandi Gilbert sets a pass in the midst of Murray’s three-set loss to Lenox as sophomore Bre Klein portunity awaits. looks on. Gilbert’s three-year stint as the starting setter ended Tuesday. Seven Murray seniors in all played their last volleyball match in the loss.


We signed up for the trip along with longtime Creston friends Paul and Leslie Goldsmith, now of West Des Moines. Paul and I often talked Packers when we got together, as he grew up a fan of the team in northeast Iowa. Bart Starr was my idol as a team leader. That is, until Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers came along to lift me out of doldrums of those Lynn Dickey and Don Majkowski years in the 1970s and 1980s. But until last weekend, I could only imagine what it must be like to attend a game in Lambeau Field, after decades of only seeing them on television. Despite a dismal four-turnover performance by the Packers in a 30-16 loss to the Cowboys, it was a great bucket list experience for all four of us. (That is, except for the excruciating trip back as the bus was lodged in a postgame traffic jam. I nearly saw sunrise driving from Des Moines to Creston, pulling in our driveway at 5:35 a.m. Monday.) Our tour guides led us on a journey to the Lambeau Field area Saturday afternoon, where we stopped in at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse and a couple of other watering holes before taking


A halftime ceremony at Lambeau Field Sunday included an unveiling of former quarterback Brett Favre’s name on the stadium facade for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony took place in front of a crowd of 78,481 in the stadium where Favre played as a Packer from 1992 through 2007.

a look at the Packers Hall of Fame and the obligatory shopping excursion in the Packers Pro Shop. We arrived at the big tailgate function at noon Sunday under sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. In October in northern Wisconsin, that was a stroke of incredible luck. In walking up the steps to the Lambeau Field concourse, and looking back down at the throng of greenand-gold clad fans — with a healthy mix of Cowboy fans interspersed — it all started to hit me. This was real. This was an actual game day where I’ve dreamed of going for 49 years. We sat down in Section 136, just 15 rows up from the

terback Dak Prescott were too much for the Packers to match on this day. Rodgers accounted for two turnovers with an interception and a fumble on first-and-goal at the Cowboys 1-yard line with 1:10 left in the third quarter. By that time, there were some boos echoing through Lambeau Field, which is a bit unusual. There’s some frustration with the lack of offensive consistency this year. Favre ceremony But we were not among those booing or leaving early. We soaked in every second we could of this rare opportunity. And it was a fortunate twist to be there for the halftime ceremony honoring Favre with the unveiling of his name on the stadium facade for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. Yes, it was Green Bay’s

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“Don’t hold anything back. We set the tone every game. If we lose up front we tend to lose the game. If we win the game we’re doing our job right.” There is no disagreement on that matter comes from the coaches. “Every single day they show up and they work with the right attitude,” co-coach Ryan McKim said. “They’re all selfless guys that are tough and show up. Consistency, every day.” The Panthers incentivize strong performances for fun more than anything. A sack award goes to a defensive linemen who has the most tackles for loss or sacks each week. The “Pancake Award” is as it suggests, an award for a lineman putting an opponent on their back, or what is known as a “pancake block.” Considering many of the linemen take snaps on both sides of the ball, it’s a constant competition. Downing, the 6-5 285 pound junior who is receiving plenty of looks to play football at the likes of Iowa State and Iowa, has won the award the most times this season. That means pizza for the big guy. Putting in constant work together on and off the field, having obvious fun with their sport, and being friends off the gridiron creates a unique bond among the experienced line that extends past just the starters and main players. “What makes them even better is that they’re all friends,” McKim said. “There’s cohesiveness. There’s unity in that group. It’s developed in those guys who all lift together, they train together, they hang out.” The experience of the group as a whole and the camaraderie shared among them is part of the path to success for the Panther offense. Football is not treated as a seasonal thing in Creston. “It all started in the weight room this summer and spring obviously and we’ve worked as a group throughout the whole, summer and spring to now,” senior twoway line starter and captain Kadon Hulett said. “It’s just that we’ve grown a real tight bond.” Hulett is one of a group of seniors who are leaders on what remains an undefeated Panther team in 2016. Three seniors and two juniors started on the offensive-line in a week eightt win at home against ADM. As has been the case for much of

the year, when one senior has been rotated out of the starting lineup, another senior has stepped in. The coaching staff has had the confidence to not only change up starters when necessary, but substitute throughout games, including in critical situations. Having confidence in a couple handful of linemen that the Panthers utilize isn’t a luxury most coaching staffs have at any level. “We’ve had some great offensive/defensive linemen in the past,” Casey Tanner said. “But it’s nice having the depth that we have this year, having backups that come in and not lose a step at all. They just stay right with them.” Greatness comes from experience and testing ones self against the best. “As a collective group they’ve got a lot of years of starts in meaningful football games going back to their sophomore year going to the UNI-Dome, last year beating Harlan in the first game of the playoffs and this year starting (7-0),” Creston/O-M head coach Brian Morrison said. Going into their final week of the season, certain goals still drive them. This is a group that seeks constant improvement which is demanded from the coaching staff. Morrison keeps making the claim that this line improves every week. Playing big-time games doesn’t hurt. In fact, Hulett believes the team turned a corner a few weeks ago. “I think Winterset was a turning point us,” Hulett said “When they stopped us on the goal line in our tank formation, that really lit a fire under our butts and that kind of kick-started us into the second half.” But that isn’t all they want. One common theme pervades nearly every discussion with the Panthers when goals are discussed. “It’s always been our dream to go all the way,” Cody Tanner said. Going all the way to the UNI-Dome is that end goal. It’s what drives this group of linemen as much as anything. 7:06 is a motto that has its origins among the line. However, it drives everyone. The offensive line is integral to driving this team forward. It could pave the way in driving the Panthers all the way to where they want to be come the end of the year. To learn more about the team’s motto of 7:06, be on the lookout for a story in a future edition of the Creston News Advertiser.

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Creston/O-M starting offensive linemen, junior Trevor Downing (74) and senior Devon Petersen (66) are starters but get decent amounts of rest as the Panthers are prone to substitution to keep everyone fresh and reserves primed for any situation that may arise. senior Keaton Eslinger, who is out for the year with a knee injury and senior Kaden Wilson have also seen time as starters on the offensive line this season.


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

Saturday, Oct. 22- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Large Estate Auction to include Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Antique Furniture, Tools, Household Items, Guns, Vehicles. Auctioneer: Todd Crill. Sunday, Oct. 23- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Collectible Dishes, Glassware, Depression Glass, Tools, Misc., Pickup, Lawn Tractor, Antiques, Collectibles, Primitives for the Gardner Family Trust. Auctioneers: Darwin West, Tom Frey, Brandon Frey. Saturday, Oct. 29- 10:00AM Creston, IA. Real Estate, Appliances, Household Items, Furniture, Antiques/Collectibles, Garage & Tool Items, Glassware for Nancy Bauman Estate. Auctioneer: Todd Crill. Saturday, Nov. 12- 10:00AM Lenox, IA. Inventory Reduction Items including Bins, Doors, Small Appliances, Misc., Vehicles, 4 Wheelers, Horse Trailers for Mark & Misha Curtis, Lenox Hardware/Curtis Heating and Cooling. Auctioneer: Todd Crill. Advertise your auction in the CNA Classifieds and we will include it in our “Auction Calendar.�

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Creston News Advertiser | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ANTIQUES - COLLECTIBLES: Arcade Crystal wall mount coffee grinder; 20 gal. birch leaf crock; 10 gal. western; 30 gal. MCP Pottery Co. crock; 2, 3, 4, 6 gal. crocks; 2 and 5 gal. crock jugs; crock bowls; many butter crocks; several cast aluminum lamb cake molds; Gambles #2 oil lantern; several barn lanterns; 3 - 5 gal. cream cans; 1 - 10 gal. cream can; wooden chicken crate; wood milk stools; Guardene Brass fire extinguisher; 5 gal. copper still; brass blow torch; long spout oil can; wood pitch fork; wood rakes; many rug beaters; willow rocking chair; small children’s wood chairs; Burlington SF Co. school desk; Eldorado sewing machine base w/cast iron grate top; 10 misc. wood canes; misc. cowboy hats (one Stetson); globe on stand; hump back trunk; wood piano stool; Sears and Roebuck Silvertone tube radio; Westinghouse 4 blade fan; Vans boot saver boot display; blue grass stripper; several old sleds; lighted smoke stand; German clock; old books and magazines; Last Supper picture and Lone Indian picture; cedar chest; large Little Boy Blue picture; kerosene heaters; nail kegs; spittoons; 15-20 deer racks; hay knives; brass scale arm; old wrenches; barn pulleys; wood ladders; scythes; hay forks; 16 steel tractor seats all varieties; Bud Long, Buckeye, Stoddard, Deering iron seats; croquet set in wood box; whiskey bottles; old pop bottles; 20 horse hames w/brass balls; many single trees; double trees; Enterprise sausage stuffer; barn rope; wood buggy axle; 2 unique branding irons; clothes stompers; lots of horse shoes; 40 burlap potato sacks with all types of advertising; John Deere planter boxes w/cast iron lids and all new roll check wire; 100’s of feet of barn boards; wood machinist cabinet; wood whiskey barrel; glass and porcelain insulators; buzz saw blade; cast iron fire hydrant, R. D. Wood and Co.; 6 well pumps; steel wheels; WWII military leather leggings, uniforms, helmet, belts; many ammo. boxes; Remington shell box; tackle boxes, some with old lures; mounted coyote; 2 mounted deer; vintage decoys to include: Bob Jobes; Arduck, Victors, Carry Lite and many vintage wood decoys; lots of hunting clothes; seine net.; Corn King wood corn sheller; JH Merrill Co. Fine Roasted Coffee tin bin; Iced Pop cooler; galv. wash tubs; corn dryers; foot traps; calf weaners; lots of enamelware; old keys; license plates from 20’s on up; lariats; food tins; match books; cigar boxes; lighters; milk bottles; yard gates; much, much more - over 2 - 20’ storage containers full of items. FURNITURE - ANTIQUE FURNITURE: glider rocker; 2 - red wing back chairs; 3 bar stools; 3 drawer oak file cabinet; 4 drawer oak file cabinet; square 1 door 4 shelf glass curio cabinet; lots of book shelves; single bed frames; pidgeon hole oak desk; lighted/mirrored 4 door cabinet w/glass shelves; walnut swiveling book library; small antique roll top desk; 2 - door pine pie safe; Melmer Furniture Co., Kansas City; 4 legged ornate table; oak wardrobe made into gun cabinet; large 3-door oak ice box SPECIAL MENTION: Cast iron kettle 40� diameter, no cracks; Cast iron kettle 27� diameter, no cracks TOOLS: usual run of tools associated with a large estate to include: creeper, pipe wrenches, hack saws, chisels, hammers, drop cords, scoops, shovels, brooms, axes, 6.25 Shop Vac, Master Mechanic tool box, socket sets, screwdrivers, saw horses, double work light, rolls of wire, Tool Shop 10� bench drill press, hand saws, bench grinders, fans, and much much more HOUSEHOLD: cooking utensils; modern dishware; normal run of household items found in large estate auction; many totes of unknown glassware that was already packed GUNS - GUN SAFE (MUST BE 21 TO PURCHASE GUNS): Ithaca M-37 12ga. Deerslayer; Mossberg Mavrick 12ga. Syn Stock; Ithaca M-XL900 semi-auto 12ga. w/ engraving; New England Firearms Pardner 20ga.; Sentry, Digital Lock, fire-proof, 14 gun safe; other misc. hunting related items VEHICLES: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ, 4 dr. sedan, 2.5L, L-4 DOHC 16V, front wheel drive car, 44,000 miles, light sand grey color, black leather interior, beautiful car; 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, 4.6L V8, auto, 4x4, A/C, brand new tires, 3 row seats, 179,000 miles, very clean Auctioneers Comments: Another very large estate auction! The property was sold ahead of the auction, and many, many items were packed away by the time we were contacted to write up the sale. The family requested to remain anonymous. The auction will be held inside with seating, restrooms and lunch. Come expecting to spend the day with us. Many pictures up on our website. TERMS & CONDITIONS: Cash or good check with photo ID if not know by auction team. Auction company not responsible for accidents or thefts.

Auction conducted by Todd Crill Auctions, Corning, Iowa Sale inside building • Restrooms • Lunch by The Sweet Side Todd Crill, Auctioneer 712-621-1453 To view auction flyer online with additional photos go to


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

Emerald Ash Borer?

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.

STOP EMERALD ASH BORER! WILKEY TREE & TURF can provide trunk injections to protect your tree from emerald ash borer. EAB is currently killing ash trees across southwest Iowa. Call Jason at 641-344-0264 for more information or to schedule your treatment. Licensed and insured.

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

Handyman Service HANDYMAN. Carpentry, Painting, Doors, Windows, Miscellaneous Home Repairs. Creston and Surrounding Areas. 641-208-1730; 641-782-9909.

Plumber 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.

BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of continuous reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-3225160 or 1-800-245-0337.

Storage SHARP’S SELF-STORAGE Boats, records, inventory, furniture. You store it, lock it, take the key. Industrial Park, Creston, 641-782-6227.



Sunday, October 23, 2016 • 10:00 AM (NOTE DAY & TIME) 1300 Lake Avenue (2 Blks East of McKinley Park on Lake Ave) Creston, Iowa

TOOLS & MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Misc Hand Tools; Box & Open End Wrenches; Pro 4â€? Bench Vise; Small Air Bubble; Metal tool boxes; Handy Man Jack; Lg Craftsman Hand Grinder; Hand Torches; Bench Grinder; 16’ Wood Ladder; Sears 16â€? Scroll Saw; IH Tool Box; Garden Hose on Reel; Clay Bird Bath; Cultivator Steel Wheel; Firestone 7 ½ HP Boat Motor (AS IS); Long Handled Tools; Monkey Wrenches; 3 Step Wood Ladder; Various Hand Planes (all sizes); Wood Tool Caddy; Sears 1/2â€? Socket Set; Small Drill Press; Older Craftsman Tool Cabinet; Log Chains; Grease Gun; Drop Light; Poulan Pro X25 Chainsaw; Super 250A Chainsaw; Concrete Donkey & Cart; 2 Shepherd hooks LAWN TRACTOR-CHIPPER SHREDDER-PICKUP - 1PM: Troy Bilt Pony Lawn Tractor 17 ½ HP B & S with 42â€? Deck; MTD 5 HP Chipper/Shredder; 1989 Dodge Dakota Pickup 3.9 V-6, Automatic Transmission, AC, Power Windows MODERN FURNITURE-APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Teal Blue Double Reclining Sofa; Oak 4 Pc Bedroom Set to Include Queen Size bed on Hollywood frame; 3 pc Bedroom set w/Double bed; 2 Oak end tables; Singer Sewing Machine in cabinet; Misc dishes, pots & pans & kitchen utensils; Towels & Bedding; Metal Shelf Stands; Estate HD Lg Capacity Electric Dryer (older unit); Oak Glider Rocker w/Ottoman; 3 pc Bedroom set; Husqvrana Huskeelock 340 Serger; Pyrex, Corningware & Corellware Dishes; Kenmore Automatic Washer; Lots of xmas & other Holiday Decorations; Much, much more LARGE SELECTION OF COLLECTIBLE DISHES & GLASSWARE: Pink Depression to include: Cabbage Rose, Cherry Blossom & Others; Green Depression pieces; HP plates & Bowls; Cups & Saucers; Refrigerator Dishes; Clear Pressed Glass Items; Mustache cups; Berry Sets; Amber & Gold Depression Glassware; Shirley Temple Bowl & Pitcher; Lg & Small Glass Baskets; Noctune Japan Dishes & extra pieces; Set of Mother Goose plates by John McClelland; Carnival glass & much much more OAK & OTHER OLD FURNITURE ITEMS: Oak Curved Glass China Cabinet; Ornate Oak Bookcase/Secretary w/Beveled Mirror; Oak Window or Parlor Table w/Glass ball & claw feet; Oak Gate leg Table; High Chairs; Walnut jelly cupboard with drop door; Lg Deco Quilt Box; Oak Commode; Mission Oak Library table; Painted Kitchen Cabinet Base w/Enamel top; 4 Oak Table Leaves; Hall Tree; Old Bookshelf; Oak Harvest Table w/5 extra leaves & 6 padded chairs; 2 Oak Rockers; Oak Ice box 37 ½â€? w x 46 ½â€? h x 21â€? d; Oak Flower Stands; Oak Commode w/glass pulls; Waterbury Mantle Clock & Walnut Shelf; Oak Wall Phone (needs repair); Window Table w/turned legs; Painted white Dresser; Singer Treadle Sewing Machine in Oak Cabinet; Several Old Misc Chairs (in need of repair); Child’s Rocker; ANTIQUES-COLLECTIBLES-PRIMITIVES-MISCELLANEOUS: 6 gal Crock (Maple Dbl Leaf-No Mark); 5â€?Brown Crock & Other Crock Bowls/Marcrest Stoneware (Several different items); Elgin Pocket Watch; Large offering of Costume and other jewelry; Many various quilts & comforters; R.A. Fox Picture in frame (Girl on Rail); Sewing & Quilting miscellaneous; Oval Bubble glass picture frames; Other Pictures & Frames Too Numerous to Mention; Japan Cracker Jar; Tobacco Jar; Japan Porcelain Kewpie Doll; Cabinet Clear Coffee Jar; Pocket Knives; Child’s Silverware set; Coffee Bin (lid needs repaired); Shirley Temple “My book to colorâ€? Coloring Book; 2 Metal Lawn Chairs; 2 Deere & Mansour Planter Lids; Kendall Milk Filter Box; Boyd Creamery 3’ Yardstick; Milk stool; Griswold #9 Griddle; Clear glass Kerosene Lamps; Green Crock Pitcher; Brown 10â€? Ironstone Pitcher; Mammy Salt & Pepper; Unmarked Dog Cookie Jar; A.M. Brooks Pig Bank; Large selection of crochet and handi work; Large selection of cookbooks & old books; Lone Wolf Picture in frame (looking to the right); Spring Song Picture; Dutch Windmill & Girl Picture & Frame; USA Elephant Pitcher; McCoy Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Dbl Planter; Occupied Japan figurines; Hummel Goebel Boy/Girl sitting on fence; Shawnee Cat Pitcher; Old Marbles; Child metal toys; Dollhouse and Misc Furniture; 40’s vintage clown horn tooter toy; Galvanized Tubs/Bucket/Watering Can; Wire Yard Gate; Durkees Coconut tin; IH Hand Corn Sheller; Redding, Arispe, Afton, & Other advertising pieces; Coca Cola 6 pk Basketball Players; Griswold #273 Crispy Corn Stick Pan; Aladdin Red Base Kerosene Lamp; Metal Thermos; Metal Rayo Lamp; 40’s Table Model Radio(as is); Farm Tractor Books; Lard Press; Blue Fruit jars; Robin Hood Cookie Cutters; Kitchen Primitives & Utensils; Washboards; Moorman Feeds Advertising Cup; Tall Metal Storage Locker; Metal 1 door Storage Cabinet; Ice tongs; Kraut Cutter; Carom Board; Old Records; Heartland & AE Milk Bottles; Enamel ware; Huskee & Aladdin Child Sleds; Standard Atlas of Ringgold County, IA & Much much more! Auction note: Many nice items to offer this day! Please make plans to attend!!

The Late Alice & Glenn Gardner

Gardner Family Trust For Info: Alan Gardner 402-660-7292 Auction Conducted By West & Frey Auctioneers & Creston Livestock Auction Services Darwin West 641-344-1958 Tom Frey 641-344-5082 Brandon Frey 641-782-0633 Sale Clerks June West & Leisa Frey Ringman Vern Blazek LUNCH ON GROUNDS BY HUNGRY’S CONCESSIONS Terms cash/good check w/photo ID if unknown by the auction team


Creston News Advertiser | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Iowa State Fair news DES MOINES – Sorghum replaced traditional sweeteners in the breads, desserts and other foods entered in the cooking with sorghum competition, judged Aug. 17 at the Iowa State Fair. Judy Kiburz-Harrison of Tingley placed third in desserts (pies, cookies and bars). — — — — — —  Julia Wearmouth, 58, of Lorimor placed second throwing 81 feet in the women’s division of the ESPN cow-chip throwing contest judged Aug. 17 at the state fair. More than 144 contestants tried their hands at hurling the cow chips. — — — — — —  Young fairgoers pedaled their way to success in the peda- power

pull held Aug. 16 at the state fair. In the event, kids attempt to pedal a mini tractor 40 feet (a “full pull”) pulling a box weighing from 80 pounds for 4-year-olds to 260 pounds for 11-year-olds. In the event of a tie or two full pulls, weight is added and a re-pull is held to determine the winner. For the girls, Ella Wasko, 8, of Mount Ayr placed second with 34 feet; Kinzey Ripperger, 9, of Lorimer placed second with 33 feet, 1 inch; and Sophia Chafa, 11, of Greenfield placed first with a full pull and second pull with 28 feet, 2 inches. For the boys, Lane Parrish, 6, of Diagonal placed fourth with 32 feet, 2 inches; and Brock Jones, 8, of Shannon City placed first with a full pull.

Creston CNA photo by KELSEY HAUGEN

Iowa Nice Guy: Actor, writer and producer Scott Siepker, the “Iowa Nice Guy,” shown right, keeps the audience laughing during his keynote speech for IowaWORKS Southern Hills’ school-business summit Tuesday at Southwestern Community College in Creston. Also pictured, front left, is Randall McQueeney and, behind him, MacKenzie Reiling, both with IowaWORKS. During the conference, “The Road to Success is Always Under Construction,” Siepker, originally from near Carroll, discussed getting into the film industry out of rural Iowa and accomplishments of Iowans throughout history, and he offered advice to strategize Iowa workforce needs.

A.B.A.T.E. to hold toy run Sen. Joni Ernst accepting A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa District Toys and non-perishable food internship applications 11 is holding a toy run at noon items donated or purchased Saturday in memory of Randy Hagle. The group will meet at Side Tracked, 206 W. Union St., in Creston. Members are accepting donations of toys, non-perishable food items or monetary donations which will be used to purchase new toys.

will be split between area community action agencies. To donate or with any questions about the event, contact Big Vic at 515-9813102 or Mark Hall at 641278-0360. Donations may also be dropped off at Side Tracked.

Martens and Company, CPA, LLP releases audit report on Creston Martens and Company, CPA, LLP reported the city of Creston’s receipts totaled $9,159,727 for the year that ended June 30, 2016, a 2 percent increase from 2015. The receipts included $2,690,437 in property tax; $149,660 in hotel/motel tax; $697,428 from the tax increment financing collections; $889,906 from local option sales tax collections; $2,373,492 from charges for services; $1,291,338 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest; $381,380 from capital grants, contributions and restricted interest; $61,248 in unrestricted interest on investments and $624,838 from other general receipts. Disbursements for the year

totaled $7,972,094, a 9 percent decrease from the prior year, and included $1,860,501 for general government; $1,606,192 for public safety; $1,088,766 for business type activities (sewer); $908,363 for debt service and $1,675,071 for public works. The increase in receipts is because the city had higher property tax and capital grants collections this year. The decrease in disbursements is due primarily to decreased general government disbursements related to reduced state grants related to repairs to the restored Creston Depot. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the City Clerk’s Office or in the Office of Auditor of State.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (RIA) announced her office is seeking Iowa college students and recent graduates for internship opportunities in her Washington, D.C., and Iowa offices for the spring 2017 semester. “An internship in our Iowa or Washington, D.C., offices is a great opportunity to get firsthand experience in public policy, communications and constituent services,” Ernst said. “I encourage young Iowans who are interested in serving the great state of Iowa to consider applying for our spring internship program.” Interns will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of responsibilities. In the Iowa offices, interns will assist constituents and attend local events. In the Washington, D.C., office, interns will learn about the legislative process, give tours of the U.S. Capitol and help with constituent

services. Internship applications are available online at public/index.cfm/internships. Applications for fall and spring semester internships are reviewed on a rolling basis and can be submitted to Ernst_ Internships@Ernst.Senate.Gov. With student or parent questions, contact Tyler Brown at Tyler_ Brown@Ernst.Senate. Gov. All media inquiries should be directed to Press@Ernst.Senate. Gov. Ernst was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the state of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. In Washington, Ernst serves on four Senate committees, armed services; agriculture, nutrition and forestry; Homeland Security and governmental affairs; and small business and entrepreneurship.



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