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Kauffman to fill in as interim engineer By BAILEY POOLMAN tract was not renewed. CNA staff reporter

Adair County Engineer Nick Kauffman has been chosen as interim Union County engineer. Kauffman will start today, as former Union County Engineer Steve Akes’ con-

“We’ve always had a good working relationship with Adair County, and I know their supervisors pretty well and we thought it was a good fit to have him be our interim,” said Union County Board of Supervisors President Ron Riley. “I called and talked

to one of the supervisors up there, John Twombly, and then I called Nick and he agreed to do it.” Kauffman, 44, lives in rural Anita. He is a graduate of Audubon High School in Audubon and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Iowa in Iowa

City. Kauffman worked in Henry and Adair counties, as well as for Snyder and Associates in Atlantic, before becoming Adair County Engineer about five years ago. “I wanted to help out a neighboring county, I guess,” Kauffman said.

“Adair and Union counties have worked together before, so I think it’s only fitting that we should help them out.” Riley said the application for the position closed Nov. 18, and he and the other supervisors hope to have an engineer hired by Jan. 1. Out of six applicants

for the position, the supervisors chose four to interview. The interview process begins tomorrow, when the supervisors go into closed session 9 a.m. in the boardroom at Union County Courthouse to interview the applicants.

Employers await final decision on overtime pay regulation By ALLISON TRETINA CNA staff reporter


Gallery: Creston Community High School junior Garrett Dahl hangs a piece of artwork this morning in the Creston: Arts

Gallery at the restored Creston Depot. Bailey Fry-Schnormeier’s high school drawing class is featured in the gallery during the month of December with the First Friday reception taking place tonight in the Depot during the “There’s No Place Like Creston for the Holidays” celebration.

Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first candidate-driven statewide recount of a presidential election in 16 years began today in Wisconsin, a state that Donald Trump won by less than a percentage point over Hillary Clinton after polls long predicted a Clinton victory. The recount requested by Green Party candidate

Jill Stein carries none of the drama of the Florida presidential recount of 2000, when the outcome of the election between Al Gore and George W. Bush hung in the balance. Almost no one expects Stein’s push for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to result in a Clinton victory over Trump.

“This is certainly not Bush v. Gore,” said Wisconsin’s chief elections administrator Mike Haas. County election officials throughout Wisconsin have hired temporary workers, expanded hours and dusted off recount manuals to prepare for the work of re-tabulating nearly 3 million ballots.


Advent: Six-year-old Savannah Ossian, middle, decorates a star-shaped ornament with the

help of her mom, Tiffany Ossian, right, and volunteer Taylor Purdy, left, Wednesday evening at St. Malachy Catholic School as they celebrated the holiday with a night of Christmas-themed crafts and snacks.



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Today, a nationwide rule on overtime pay was set to take effect. The Department of Labor’s regulation would have more than doubled the threshold of workers eligible for overtime pay — from a threshold of $455 to $913 per week, or from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. Many employers modified pay rates, switched formerly salaried employees to hourly or restructured their workforce to meet the anticipated Dec. 1 deadline. But now, after a federal judge, appointed by President Barack Obama, issued an injunction on the nationwide rule on Nov. 22, employers who prepared for the changes are left waiting. “We were ready to comply with the Department of Labor’s regulation,” said Jolene Griffith, Southwestern Community College director of human resources said. “When we received

word early Tuesday, (the n e w s ) helped alleviate us from making any c h a n g e s Griffith with that population of employees.” To comply with the set regulations, the college readied a tracking system already used by its non-exempt employees to ensure every employee under the regulation’s threshold would be compensated for working more than 40 hours in a workweek, Griffith said. Previously, the otherwise exempt employees did not use a time sheet to track their hours, because they were paid on a salary basis. The college employs around 65 to 70 non-exempt employees each year, leaving approximately 20 employees at the college who would have been impacted by the changes. The law firm, Mullin OVERTIME | 2A


Water erosion: Linda Buxton, right, Southwestern Community College English Language Learner outreach specialist and instructor, checks out a student’s 3-D water erosion poster project during SWCC Poster Day Wednesday afternoon in the student center gymnasium. Also pictured is SWCC student Jordan Johnson of Des Moines.

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Mullin & Harvey was also prepared to comply to the Department of Labor’s regulation. The firm planned to reclassify all salaried employees as hourly employees. Like the college, the firm will wait until the injunction is lifted to implement any changes, which would impact one employee. For employers, such as Creston Hy-Vee, Creston True Value, Dr. Todd Scott DDS and Iowa Tool & Manufacturing Inc., that pay their employees on an hourly basis, the mandate does not apply. “I would say approximately 10 to 15 people out of a workforce of 100 or so work overtime regularly,” said Sheri Cormany, Hy-Vee Grocery Human Resources Director. “But (the regulation) wouldn’t be something that affects us.” The mandate also did not


same machines that counted them on election night. In Dane County, where Clinton won 71 percent of the vote, the ballots will be counted by hand. Workers in Dane County were being paid $20 an hour and will work two shifts for about 12 hours a day to get the recount done by the 8 p.m. Dec. 12 deadline, said County Clerk Scott McDonell. He didn’t expect much change in the results. “I think we will be very close to what was reported on election night,” McDonell said Thursday. Clinton lost to Trump by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. Wisconsin election officials have less than two weeks to complete the recount. Dec. 13 is the federal deadline to certify the vote to avoid having the fate of Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes

apply to businesses like dentist office Daniel M. Coen DDS, which require employees to work under 40 hours. While such businesses may have exempt employees under the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime is not permitted. The new overtime regulation has been in the works since March 13, 2014, when President Barack Obama directed the Labor Secretary to “modernize and streamline” overtime regulations. The Department of Labor set the regulations intended to become effective today but received a setback from 21 states and a coalition of business groups. Department of Labor representatives said in a statement they strongly disagree with the court’s decision and are now considering all their legal options, the Associated Press reported. According to the news agency, the department could file an emergency appeal, which would then go before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. decided by Congress. Even if that were to happen, the votes would almost certainly go to Trump, since Republicans control both chambers of Congress. Stein has argued, without evidence, that irregularities in the votes in all three states suggest that there could have been tampering with the vote, perhaps through a well-coordinated, highly complex cyberattack. Her critics, including the Wisconsin Republican Party, contend that she’s a little-known candidate who is merely trying to raise her profile while raising millions of dollars. Stein had raised nearly $7 million, about twice as much as her longshot presidential campaign, to pay for the recounts. The Wisconsin recount was estimated to cost about $3.9 million, while Stein paid $973,250 for the recount in Michigan, which is scheduled to begin Friday. Stein filed a lawsuit Monday in Pennsylvania to force a recount there.

Midwest economic survey shows improvement in November OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business supply managers shows improvement but still reflects relatively weak economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued today. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report said the overall economic index for the region rose to 46.5 in November from 43.8 in October. “Weakness among manufacturers linked to agriculture, energy and international markets continue to weigh on regional economic conditions,” said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey. “Despite the decline in manufacturing, the nonmanufacturing sector of the regional economy is expanding, albeit at a slow pace,” he said. The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth in that factor. A score below that suggests decline. The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa,

Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. The region’s manufacturing sector continued to lose jobs, as the job index for November declined to 41.9 last month from October’s 44.4. “The growth gap between regional manufacturing and nonmanufacturing remains wide,” Goss said, pointing to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data that say the region’s manufacturing sector lost more than 16,000 jobs, a 1.2 percent decline, while regional nonmanufacturing added almost 102,000 jobs, an increase of a subpar 0.8 percent. The supply managers surveyed indicated they expect their businesses to increase wages next year by 2.7 percent over 2016 levels. “Manufacturing wage growth continues to expand, but at a tepid pace for producers in the region,” Goss said. Economic optimism for the next six months, as reflected by the November business confidence index, soared to 61.6 in November from 39.7 in October.

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Today is Dec. 1, the 336th day of the year. It’s a leap year. So, there are 30 days left in 2016. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Nov. 28-Dec. 4) in history:

10 years ago Creston librarians Sue Teutsch and Myra Spindler worked on the library staff’s “Cup of Tea” Christmas basket that was part of the the library’s annual silent auction, The Baskets of Christmas. Other baskets were donated by various groups and community members and had a variety of themes to be used in the fundraiser. Natalie Bohling of Greenfield was inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame in Des Moines. Bohling, 17, was a senior at Nodaway Valley Schools and the daughter of Lynn and Elaine Bohling. She was selected for her strong commitment to serving others. Creston resident Ann Sullivan had documentation tracing 11 generations of her family tree, all the way back to John Alden, one of the Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. Sullivan always felt family was important and loved history, and she felt the link to the Pilgrims was especially meaningful at Thanksgiving.

20 years ago The Creston Panther football team coached by Dick Bergstrom went 6-3 for the season and finished in third place in District 8. Senior members honored were Jeremy Schaffer, Ja-

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Sydney Hartsock and Maria and Natalie Mostek grace the “Living Window” display at Country Hearts, 104 N. Maple St., Nov. 30, 2006, during the lighted Christmas parade. The store was one of several businesses on Maple and Adams streets featuring area youths in their window displays.

son Bruce, Brian Coen, Erick Owens, Kyle McCann, Andy Wernli, Jacob Carley, Ben Gerleman, Ryan Taylor, Brady Steenhoek, Lucas Darby, David Reeve, Jeff Finn, Justin Beede, Todd Stalker, Matt Thompson and Scott Evans. A team from Burton R. Jones Middle School’s Talented and Gifted (TAG) program participated in the state mock trial competition, after winning an 11-team regional Nov. 12, 1996, at Green Valley AEA 14. TAG Coordinator Laurie Heinzel accompanied eighth-graders Derek Flowers, Matt Levine, Shannon White, Gabe Carroll, Chad Ide, Deena Riley, Katie Davidson, Justin Francis and Kristina Carlson, along with sixth-grader Joel Lamb to Drake University in Des Moines, where 30 teams

from 12 regionals were vying for a trip to Washington, D.C., in national competition. The team received a trophy for 10th place and Flowers was one of four attorneys among 120 to receive outstanding awards. Lenox organizers were planning the 10th anniversary of “Bright Lights, Shining Hospitality.” Busloads of sightseers were expected to cause traffic jams in the town of 1,300 throughout the holiday season. The display began with a discussion of maybe putting Christmas lights in the city park, and from there, the community participates at more than 90 percent by illuminating their yards and homes, and every residential street chooses a theme.

50 years ago Retailers and wholesalers

of groceries in Union County were invited to a meeting to learn procedures for their participation in the food-stamp program. The program for people on welfare rolls was to start early in January 1967. Mrs. Robert Jungst, 1207 N. Elm St., purchased the first 1967 motor vehicle license plates. She had waited in line beginning at 4 p.m. the day before until the county treasurer’s office opened at 8:30 a.m. She purchased plates No. 88-1 and 88-2 for her vehicle and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Albrecht of Afton. It was the second year the Jungsts had obtained the 88-1 plates after being first in line the previous year. They were joined during the night by about 20 others hoping for a low-number plate.

United Farmers Co-op’s 2016 Ladies’ Night and Purina Check-R-Board Days held tonight through Saturday MOUNT AYR – United Farmers Co-op announces its 2016 Ladies’ Night and Purina Check-R-Board Days event. This three-day event will be held at United Farmers Co-op, 403 E. South St., in Mount Ayr from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight with “Ladies’ Night.” Attendees will enjoy wine tasting and on-site vendor shopping. Compli-

mentary refreshments will be provided. Friday will be “Blackout Friday,” so be sure to wear your favorite team gear to win a prize. Saturday is “Santa Saturday.” Bring the family for pictures with Santa from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and pets are also welcome. Complimentary lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and

there will be a prize drawing for a large flatscreen TV at 1 p.m. Customers can enter the drawing any time during the three-day event. There are also special event savings on select products. Customers will also have the opportunity to enter in the national 2016 Purina CheckR-Board Days Sweepstakes for their chance to win a 2016 John Deere Gator TS, a trip-

for-two to the Purina Animal Nutrition Center or Purina Gear YETI Tundra Cooler. See the store for official rules. “We are proud to serve the residents of our community and thank them for their continued loyalty,” said Carissa McFarland of United Farmers Co-op. “We invite everyone to come celebrate our 2016 Purina Check-R-Board Days with us.”

Charleston church shooting trial set to begin next week COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long-awaited federal death penalty trial of the white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church is scheduled to get underway next week with the final seating of a jury. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled Thursday that he anticipates the jury of 12 members and six alternates who will hear the case against Dylann Roof will be selected next Wednesday in Charleston. After that process is completed, opening statements can begin. Roof, 22, faces dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion, in connection

with the June 2015 slayings at Emanuel AME Church. He is representing himself in his federal trial and has previously offered to plead guilty if prosecutors drop their pursuit of the death penalty. The jury selection process has been ongoing this week with the qualification of a pool of 70 potential jurors. Provided that process wraps up as anticipated on Friday, the judge said that he will hold a pretrial conference on Monday. There will be no court on Tuesday. Gergel granted Roof’s request for an additional day to prepare for trial. While Roof is acting as his own lawyer, his former

defense team is staying on as legal advisers. In a motion filed Thursday, those attorneys argue the court is hampering Roof’s defense by not allowing them to play a larger role. “It should be apparent to everyone observing these one-sided proceedings that despite the defendant’s best efforts, there is much being left unaddressed as jury selection proceeds,” wrote the team, headed by capital defender David Bruck. “The Court’s refusal to exercise the discretion granted it by the Supreme Court to provide the defendant reasonable, limited assistance from standby counsel is therefore thwarting rather than promoting justice.”

Gergel has repeatedly told Roof and his advisers that he wants the defendant himself, not the legal team, to address him in court. In an order filed Wednesday, the judge explained his rationale for allowing Roof to act as his own attorney, saying the defendant was highly intelligent and understood the consequences of his decision, which Gergel called “very unwise.” “Defendant’s decision to forego (sic) the services of the nation’s foremost capital defense attorneys is, in the Court’s view, unwise, but the law does not permit the Court to reject Defendant’s assertion of his constitutional right to represent himself because it is foolhardy,” the judge wrote.

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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.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St. CW Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Ladies Literary Circle, 1:30 p.m., hosted by Susan Weight. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Union Squares, Christmas dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Creston First United Methodist Church. Call Bob Cooper at 782-4403 for more information. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy







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Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., Windrow Restaurant. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 308 W. Union St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Boz’s Kitchen in Corning. For more information, contact Jaleyn at 641-782-4040. Caregiver Support Group, 1 p.m., Crest Haven Care Centre. Southwest Iowa Dancers with Coon Ridge Country band, 6 to 9 p.m., Chicken Inn, 3 miles west of Creston on Hwy. 34. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 7:30 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.

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Terry Sprague, 310 N. Cedar St., reported a window was broken in his vehicle between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday while it was parked at his residence. Damage estimate is $200. —————— Cheyenne Simmons-Vanderflute, 1001 S. Sumner Ave., reported a missing wallet from her vehicle between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 12 p.m. Wednesday while it was parked at her residence. Loss estimate is $20. —————— Dennis Chistensen, 510 W. Spencer St., reported a missing laser light projector between midnight Tuesday and noon Wednesday from his front yard. Loss estimate is $40.

Miscellaneous Found property, 7:01 a.m., Wednesday, West Adams Street. Talk to officer, 9:31 a.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Theft, 12:28 p.m., Wednesday, South Sumner Avenue. Traffic stop, 2:08 p.m., Wednesday, North Lincoln Street. Talk to officer, 3:18 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Theft, 4:11 p.m., Wednesday, Laurel Street. Assistance, 4:56 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Arm violation, 5:29 p.m., Wednesday, West Jefferson Street. Harassing communication, 6:02 p.m., Wednesday, North Maple Street. Welfare check, 6:13 p.m., Wednesday, Laurel Street. Talk to officer, 7:49 p.m., Wednesday, North Pine Street. Theft, 8:34 p.m., Wednesday, West Spencer Street. Parking complaint, 10:03 p.m., Wednesday, West Spencer Street. Animal call, 1:19 a.m., to-


Miscellaneous Medical, 7:54 p.m., Wednesday, South Sumner Avenue.

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Albert Saye Dweh, 21, of Urbandale was charged with operating while intoxicated, speeding, operating without registration, improper use of lanes and having an open container in a motor vehicle 9:09 a.m. Nov. 20 in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers noticed a red 2016 Hyundai Elantra traveling at a high rate of speed east on Interstate 80 near the 93 mile marker. Officers checked the vehicle’s speed at 83 miles per hour. Officers activated the emergency vehicle lights and the driver of the Elantra failed to react and pull over. The Elantra was all over the road, almost losing control on the left shoulder, nearly going into the median. Officers activated sirens and the driver of the Elantra moved into the right lane from the left and continued traveling. Officers drove beside the driver to signal him to pull over, and he finally complied and stopped the vehicle. Officers noticed the Elantra registration had expired in September and approached the passenger side to make contact with the driver. Officers could smell a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle while speaking with the driver. The driver identified himself as Dweh with an Iowa driver’s license. Officers noticed Dweh had bloodshot, watery eyes and looked very confused and tired. Officers asked Dweh where he was coming from and he said he was driving from Des Moines from a baby shower, got lost and ended up in Harlan. Officers noticed on the rear passenger floorboard there was an open container of Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita, which officers asked if it was Dweh’s and he said yes. Officers asked if he was drinking it, and he said he had a sip of it awhile ago. Officers asked Dweh to go back to the patrol vehicle and he complied.

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Officers asked when he drank his alcoholic beverage and he said an hour previous. He said he was celebrating for making a semi-pro football team and the baby shower. Officers noticed Dweh kept closing his eyes, looked extremely tired and would mumble his words occasionally. Officers asked Dweh if he would perform standardized field sobriety tests and he said yes. Dweh failed the tests and was charged. During vehicle inventory, an open container of bourbon was found in the armrest. Dweh said he forgot to tell officers about the bourbon. Officers requested a breath sample and he consented. Dweh provided a sample with his blood-alcohol content result of .136. During the booking process. Dweh admitted he messed up and he shouldn’t have been drinking and driving. Dweh said he screwed up and he wants to learn from the mistake. Dweh was released on $1,000 bond. —————— Barrett Martin Driskill, 31, of Afton was charged with violation of a no-contact order and Mandi Lea Stowers, 41, of Orient was charged with violation of a no-contact order and thirdor subsequent-offense possession of a controlled substance 9:53 p.m. Nov. 20 in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, Driskill was in a vehicle with Stowers on Nov. 20. Also, Stowers had in her possession a green toothbrush container containing a syringe containing a clear liquid believed to be methamphetamine. This was her fourth offense. Driskill and Stowers were each released on their own recognizance. —————— Matthew Davis Alluisi, 26, of Greenfield was charged with public intoxication, simple domestic abuse assault and on a Dallas County warrant 10:50 p.m. Nov. 22 in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, Al-

luisi did commit a domestic abuse assault by striking a female victim in the face, causing no injury. He was also intoxicated in a public hallway of an apartment complex. Alluisi was released to the custody of Dallas County Sheriff. —————— Ronald Lee Shedenhelm Jr., 49, of Logan was charged on a Wapello County warrant for failure to appear 8:43 p.m. Friday in Adair County. Shedenhelm was released to the custody of Wapello County Sheriff.


Traffic hazard, 7:30 a.m., Nov. 21. Dump complaint, 12:02 p.m., Nov. 21. Suspicious vehicle, 1:18 p.m., Nov. 21. Harassing communication, 3:24 p.m., Nov. 21. Carbon monoxide alarm, 5:35 p.m., Nov. 21. Attempt to locate, 11:26 p.m., Nov. 21. Medical, 12:04 a.m., Nov. 22. Medical, 2:58 a.m., Nov. 22. Accident, 7:31 a.m., Nov. 22. Traffic complaint, 4:40 p.m., Nov. 22. Medical, 5:40 p.m., Nov. 22. Traffic complaint, 6:27 p.m., Nov. 22. Attempt to locate, 8:47 p.m., Nov. 22. Traffic complaint, 8:50 p.m., Nov. 22. Assistance, 10 p.m., Nov. 22. Medical, 7:04 a.m., Nov. 23. Traffic hazard, 10:58 a.m., Nov. 23. Civil papers, 5:34 p.m., Nov. 23. Traffic complaint, 6:09 p.m., Nov. 23. Traffic complaint, 6:21 p.m., Nov. 23. Transport, 7:35 p.m., Nov. 23. Attempt to locate, 8:41 p.m., Nov. 23. Medical, 1:46 a.m., Nov. 24. Accident, 7:48 a.m., Nov. 24. Theft, 9:49 a.m., Nov. 24.

Traffic complaint, 3:42 a.m., Nov. 20. Medical, 4:31 a.m., Nov. 20. Medical, 10:16 a.m., Nov. 20. Assistance, 10:53 a.m., Nov. 20. Traffic complaint, 12:07 p.m., Nov. 20. Assistance, 1:51 p.m., Nov. 20. Medical, 3:42 p.m., Nov. 20. Accident, 5:56 p.m., Nov. 20. Accident, 6:18 p.m., Nov. 20. Equipment fire, 6:45 p.m., Nov. 20. Traffic complaint, 7:56 p.m., Nov. 20. Fire alarm, 9:28 p.m., Nov. 20. Property dispute, 2:03 a.m., Nov. 21. Residential alarm, 3:48 a.m., Nov. 21. Medical, 4:04 a.m., Nov. 21. Medical, 4:54 a.m., Nov. Grain prices quoted at 10 21. a.m. today: Accident, 5 a.m., Nov. 21. • United Farmers Co-op, Accident, 6:06 a.m., Nov. Creston: 21.

Accident, 10:16 a.m., Nov. 24. Medical, 10:22 a.m., Nov. 24. Traffic hazard, 11:27 a.m., Nov. 24. Medical, 11:54 a.m., Nov. 24. Traffic complaint, 1:03 p.m., Nov. 24. Protection order dispute, 3:53 p.m., Nov. 24. Accident, 5:39 p.m., Nov. 24. Welfare check, 7:11 p.m., Nov. 24. Traffic hazard, 7:34 p.m., Nov. 24. Attempt to locate, 8 p.m., Nov. 24. Medical, 12:15 a.m., Friday. Medical, 4:07 a.m., Friday. Medical, 5:18 a.m., Friday. Welfare check, 7:55 a.m., Friday. Medical, 8:56 a.m., Friday. Assistance, 10:12 a.m., Friday. Traffic hazard, 12:42 p.m., Friday. Traffic complaint, 5:27 p.m., Friday. Attempt to locate, 9:40 p.m., Friday. Accident, 4:30 a.m., Saturday. Medical, 6:20 a.m., Saturday. Harassing communication, 8:22 p.m., Saturday. Medical, 11:05 p.m., Saturday.

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Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings It seems hard to believe that November has passed and that Christmas will soon be here, and then we welcome in 2017. As we approach the end of 2016, I would like to reflect on some of the accomplishments that have taken place at the Chamber during the year. The following is a partial list that I hope you find informative and gives you an idea of the many areas the Chamber is involved. • The Chamber continued to promote the use of Creston Bucks, which were spent only at Creston Chamber businesses. • The Chamber assisted and helped promote the various celebrations in Creston – 10,000 Crestonians Fourth of July, 39th Annual Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days, Lighted Christmas Parade and “No Place Like Creston for the Holidays.” We also created, updated and distributed several brochures to market and promote Creston/Union County throughout the area and state. We continued to mail out information packets on Creston and Union County as well as providing the packets to area businesses to assist with their recruitment efforts. The Chamber planned and promoted the Moonlite Madness promotion, citywide garage sale, Crazy Summer Sales Days and sales tax holiday promotion and Holiday 2016 Giveaway promotion. • The Chamber continued to collaborate, work with and promote partnerships with various organizations, governmental bodies and groups in Creston and the area to maintain and improve Creston’s quality of life and economics – a partial list would include the following: Creston/Union County Tourism, City of Creston, RAGBRAI, Union County Development Association, Union County, IowaWORKS Partnership, Union County Visitors Center, Creston Community Schools, Creston High School FFA, Southwestern Community College, Union County Conservation, Green Valley State Park, Creston Park and Recreation Board, McKinley Lake/Hurley Creek Watershed Group, Union County Historical Village, Western Iowa Tourism Region, Central Iowa Tourism Region, Southern Iowa Tourism

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room for improvement, but I think we need to be proud of what the Creston Chamber of Commerce has accomplished in 2016 as we look forward to 2017.

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Easter Event, Creston: Arts Council, No Place Like Creston for the Holidays, High Lakes Leadership Initiative, Regional Entrepreneurship Project, Crestland Betterment Foundation, Friends of the Library and CARE. • Continued to work and assist in retail and commercial recruitment and expansion to strengthen and expand the economic base of Creston • Continued to focus on and assist current businesses, while at the same time continued seeking new business opportunities • Continued to assist industry members as requested • Continued to market Creston to the area, state and beyond as a business and regional hub • Continued to work with and support the South Central Iowa Small Business Development Center and IowaWORKS, Creston Office • Maintained the Chamber website, Chamber Facebook page and Twitter account to promote Creston and Union County through social media • Continued working to improve broadband access and speed in Creston and surrounding area • Continued entrepreneurial initiatives • Continued the Gold Star Honor for businesses who maintain their property and the Hi-Five Honor for great customer service • Continued to provided business referrals, relocation packets, student requests and prospect packets and newcomer packets • Continued offering the newcomer packets • Continued to hold Legislative Coffees and remain in contact with elected representatives • For the ninth straight year, the Chamber co-sponsored the Veterans appreciation breakfasts. As I said earlier, this is only a partial list of the Creston Chamber accomplishments and activities and I understand there is always

produce the custom-made Creston Bucks. Remember, when you purchase Creston Bucks you are keeping the money right here in Creston. Creston Bucks are a great way for everyone to support Creston.

Hi-Five Honorees for I would also like to pass along an December

idea to make your holiday shopping a little easier, and less time consuming. The idea – purchase Creston Bucks at the Chamber Office. They are similar to a gift certificate, except that they can be spent at more than 235 Chamber businesses. Anyone can come into the Chamber of Commerce office to buy Creston Bucks. The Creston Bucks can be purchased in increments of $5, $10 and $20, and there is no fee for this service. The Creston Bucks will be treated as cash with the exception that no change will be given back. Therefore, Creston Bucks users will not be able to cash their bucks without buying merchandise from businesses in Creston. Creston Bucks can also be personalized such as, “Compliments of XYZ Company” or “Merry Christmas Todd from Joe and Rhonda.” If you would like your Creston Bucks personalized, we would appreciate knowing a day in advance in order to give us time to

The following individuals and business received the Hi-Five Honor in December – Doug Wilson of Mediacom, Jen Hoyt of Creston Hy-Vee Pharmacy and the staff at Taco Johns. Congratulations. The Hi-Five for service allows us to recognize those who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience.

Gold Star Business honored The Chamber honored Adams Street Espresso, 213 W. Adams St., as the December Gold Star Business. They were nominated by fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building and property. Congratulations. Please call the Chamber to honor a business or individual with a Hi-Five or to acknowledge a business property with the Gold Star.

Holiday Giveaway 2016 Just a reminder that many Cres-

ton businesses and industries are participating in the very popular Creston Holiday Giveaway which started the Friday after Thanksgiving, and runs through the close of business on Dec. 13. The more shopping you do, the more tickets you will receive. The drawing for the seven winning tickets will be held Dec. 14. Two winners will receive $500 in Creston Bucks and five winners will win $100 in Creston Bucks. The winners must claim their prizes by 4 p.m. Jan. 5. If any prizes remain unclaimed another drawing will be held Jan. 5. If these new prizes are not claimed by Jan. 19, all remaining proceeds will be held over until the next Holiday Giveaway. Good luck to everyone who participates. Please remember to check the Chamber website at and the calendar of events. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date. There is so much going on in Creston during the holidays. Last, but certainly not least, we at the Chamber Office would like to extend our wishes to all of you for a safe and happy holiday season and thank everyone for their support during 2016. We are looking forward to working with you in 2017 as we continue to strive to make Creston a “great place to visit, work and call home.”

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HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? The White House announced Monday President Obama will not attend Fidel Castro’s funeral due to his human rights record. The dictator always had an uncanny way of staying in the news. Say what you will about Fidel Castro but he’s absolutely killing that Mannequin Challenge right now. Florence Henderson’s death just added to all the stars lost this year including Bowie, Prince, Shandling, Muhammed Ali and Gene Wilder. It’s been a rough year for celebrities. Not for the ones who’ve died, but for all the rest who have to explain why they’re not moving to Canada as promised. Donald Trump angrily claimed that he, not Hillary, actually won the total popular vote Monday if you subtract voter fraud. Over the weekend, Trump tweeted that millions of Americans voted illegally on election day. Then Newt Gingrich had to tell Trump that it’s not illegal for women to vote. Fox News reported Monday Donald Trump disappointed a lot of Americans when he declared he will not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her emails and fundraising shenanigans. He said he’s decided not to try to throw Hillary in prison. This breaks a campaign promise he made to Bill Clinton. Michelle Obama was on hand at the South Portico of the White House on Tuesday to welcome the White House

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Christmas tree delivered to the executive mansion in a horsedrawn carriage. The tree is stunning. It was brought down in the Piney Woods of East Texas by Johnny Manziel’s car. The Trump Tower media watch lit up on Tuesday when former vice president Dan Quayle was escorted into the building lobby and to the elevator by Trump aide Kellyanne Conway. This could only mean one thing. Dan Quayle is about to be appointed the Trump administration’s Spelling Zar. Donald Trump named Goldman Sachs chief Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury Secretary. He once okayed giving Hillary Clinton half a million dollars for a speech to the Wall Street banking firm. So the penalty for betting on the wrong horse is that he has to work for a fraction of his former salary. Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that flag burners should either be jailed for a year or lose their U.S. citizenship, angering both the free-speech crowd on the right and the open-citizenship crowd on the left. It taught the president-elect a valuable lesson. Nothing lights up the crowd like a new joke. Donald Trump and Mike Pence struck a deal with Carrier Tuesday to keep 2,000 jobs from going to Mexico from Indiana.

Not everyone’s on the same page. The Democrats have just proposed raising the minimum wage in America’s service industry to 300 rupees an hour. Donald Trump impressed critics Tuesday by convincing Carrier to keep its plant in the U.S. just two weeks after he convinced Ford to keep a plant in the U.S., and he’s not even president yet. He’s already beaten Ronald Reagan’s record. Reagan couldn’t get the hostages released until the day of the Inauguration. Donald Trump named Georgia congressman Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services. He favors the privatization of government health care. It’s funny how some Republicans oppose evolution but support a health care plan that could have been written by Darwin. General Petraeus’ mention for Secretary of State had the media replaying his sex scandal four years ago. At a dinner party in Tampa, his mistress caught him flirting with another general’s mistress while his wife was watching. The entire farce made Bill Clinton a bit sad he dodged the draft. Donald Trump was reported Tuesday still considering water-boarding terror suspects for their attack plans or intelligence despite U.S. military opposition to using it. Trump promised if we decide to employ it, it’s going to be the best water-boarding in American history. We’re going to use Perrier.



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Real Estate Report MATCH

You have a job to do: choose the best real estate agent by interviewing agents. Ask how long have you been selling real estate? Meeting the agent will tell you if it’s been too long! Do you have any professional designations? These mean the agent has extra education and experience for certain things like residential or foreclosure sales. How many properties in this area did you sell last year? You want someone who sells houses where you are or want to be. What is your list to sale ratio? The higher the percentage, the better (90%+ is good). What is the average time on the market for your listings and the average time for the area? You want the least days on the market possible.

LISTINGS 10/30-11/24/2016 401 S Browning, Afton $40,000 1105 W Mills, Creston $90,000 1013 N Chestnut, Creston $108,000 1841 Union Ave, Creston $185,000 302 N Elm, Creston $27,500 607 S Cherry, Creston $30,000 210 Reed, Arispe $17,000

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6 holiday-friendly home design features (BPT) – Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Whether you’re shopping for a new traditional, manufactured or modular home or just attempting a renovation project, it’s important to consider the functionality of key spaces like kitchens and living rooms. These most-frequented rooms will host meals, family gatherings, movie nights, homework sessions and holiday celebrations, so they need to include features that facilitate all these uses and more. If the layout of your current apartment or house isn’t working for you as well as you would like, it can seem even more unlivable during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. As you consider which home elements will be the best investment for your money, the home experts at Clayton suggest keeping these features in mind:

* Kitchen island - With the exception of galley kitchens, virtually every kitchen can benefit from an island. Kitchen islands are the perfect spot for serving Christmas morning breakfast, setting out dishes for a Thanksgiving buffet, food prep for a New Year’s celebration or a staging area for an all-night wrapping party after the kids are in bed. Utilize generous under-island cabinet space to store large items like a crock pot or large serving bowls. The island also makes a great space to add additional seating if you are expecting guests. * Farmhouse sink - Also called apron sinks, farmhouse-style sinks are perfect sinks for holiday entertainers and very trendy in new homes. Larger and deeper than standard under-mount or top-mount sinks, a farmhouse sink gives you plenty of room for washing large

kitchen items. The baking sheets you used to whip up a batch of holiday cookies, the big pot where you simmered chili and even the racks from your oven will fit easily into a farmhouse sink. What’s more, farmhouse sinks give any kitchen a comforting, homey, yet elegant look. * Sweeping technology - With all the cooking and entertaining you’ll be doing in the kitchen, crumbs and spills are inevitable. The last thing you want to do with a houseful of guests is wrestle with a full-sized vacuum cleaner or risk having a hand vac prove inadequate for your needs. Sweeping technology like a central dirt-removal vacuum system can make cleanup much quicker and easier. The central dirt-removal vacuum system unit installs at the base of a kitchen cabinet, and you simply use a broom to move debris in front of the unit. A

tap of the toe turns the vacuum on, and the unit sucks the dirt inside a pull-out pan. You can open the drawer and ditch the dirt immediately, or leave it for later while you entertain guests. Central dirt-removal vacuum systems are an optional kitchen appliance in select Clayton home designs. * Fireplace - Few home features are more appropriate for the holidays than a fireplace that will add warmth and ambiance to any celebration, no matter how large or small. Gas log fireplaces set a festive atmosphere with the flick of a switch. It’s possible to install one in virtually any style home, from site-built to manufactured, and some versions can even work on interior walls of a home. Many homes will even feature a hand-laid stone or tile fireplace for a stylish, sophisticated look.

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* Pet-friendly features - Four-legged friends are part of the family - and every holiday celebration. Homebuilders now offer a variety of features to make life more pleasant for pets and easier for homeowners. Clayton Built™ homes can be customized with a pet dish drawer that allows you to hide feeding dishes when they’re not needed. A windowseat or hideaway cubby can be the perfect escape spot for pets who feel overwhelmed by holiday activities and guests. And a built-in grooming station in a mudroom or utility room makes it easy to primp your pet before holiday guests arrive. * Single-level construction - If you’re thinking of getting into a new home in time to celebrate the holidays, remember that a single-level design and an open floor


plan will make holiday entertaining easier and more enjoyable. Having all rooms on one floor ensures guests never have to climb stairs to find a restroom or go to bed. Plus, an open floor plan allows you to work in the kitchen and interact with guests - or keep an eye on kids - in the living room. Choosing a manufactured home can be a smart, affordable way to get all the holiday-friendly features you want - and be in your new home before the New Year. Because a manufactured home is constructed indoors, bad weather won’t delay the construction schedule. A manufactured home can be completed and set up onsite in a matter of weeks. To learn more, visit

‘Tis the season for creating dazzling holiday tables

(BPT) – Laughter, joy, happiness - ‘tis the season for family and friends to come together around the table, celebrating all the warmth of the holidays. Really want to wow your guests at your next gathering? It’s as easy as mixing Christmas past with Christmas present. “The holidays are the best time to use the patterns you love, whether that’s your

everyday pattern, a family heirloom, a Christmas favorite or all of the above,” says Keith Winkler, product marketing manager for dinnerware retailer Replacements, Ltd. “Take time to pull out the platter you inherited from your grandmother, or look for a way to blend in Aunt Rose’s vintage teapot. It really doesn’t matter whether you’re planning a

casual dinner or a glitzy party, using heirloom patterns is more than a great conversation starter with your guests - these pieces bring tradition and family to your table.” The festive art of mixing and matching Perhaps you’ve read the buzz about the hot tabletop trend designers refer to as “mixing and matching.”

Turns out, it goes beyond trendy. It’s pretty much an art. “Mixing and matching is a way to bring all your favorites together to create a gorgeous table,” says designer Julie Robbins. “If you’re going to create a beautiful, festive look, be brave and bold; step away from using all the same colors and patterns and dare to blend all types of de-

signs to create sparkle and magic. One of the easiest ways to start is by taking one of your favorite patterns and giving it holiday flair.” We asked Robbins to share her inspiration in creating one of Replacements’ main displays for the holiday season. “I really wanted to capture the spirit of the season by building on an everyday pattern I really love, so I started with Constance by Bernardaud,” Robbins says. “It’s a beautiful green, yet it’s also a cool, neutral pattern that refreshes everything you mix with it. I paired it with Grenadiers, a holiday favorite also by Bernardaud, which is a crisp, clean Christmas pattern but at the same time very festive and whimsical with toy soldiers around the edge. And to tie it all together, I mixed in a goldtrimmed ruby charger as the base to anchor the setting in traditional seasonal colors.” If you’re still uncertain how to create the look you want for holidays, Robbins suggests starting with a neutral colored dinner plate, then layering a Christmas-themed salad plate in a floral, plaid or graphic motif. You can even serve a different course with each pattern. And don’t feel like you have to stick with traditional holiday colors - pairing cool

blues with silver creates a lovely icy effect you can use throughout winter. Add a dash of sparkle While mixing and matching patterns captures seasonal spirit, sparkle adds a burst of magic and elegance. Robbins suggests incorporating metallic finishes, whether that means using platinum or gold trimmed crystal, or perhaps ornate flatware and serving pieces. “Using both silver and gold pieces on your table not only evokes the traditional spirit of holidays, these metals reflect light, creating a glamorous twist,” adds Robbins. “Vintage silver is very popular this year, but rather than polishing it shiny bright, leave some patina to keep the heirloom quality of the pattern.” Another way to create sparkle: consider an eclectic mix of candles on your table. By combining crystal and silver votives, candlesticks or an odd candelabra, you can create a centerpiece that looks beautiful during the day and adds a warm glow to a winter night. Still need help getting started? For a quick cheat sheet, sneak a peek at Replacements’ favorite holiday patterns on the company’s website,




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HINTS FROM HELOISE Should I be a flasher?

HOROSCOPE For Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Use the next two months to make plans for your direction in life, especially your career. This will be a good time to talk to bosses and employers about advancing your job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)Any kind of study or further interest in education will flow smoothly for you during the next two months. You want to learn, and you also want to travel. Bon voyage! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The next two months are an excellent time to discuss financial negotiations and matters related to inheritances, insurance issues, taxes, debt and shared property. (It’s a very favorable time for these activities.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22)The planet Mercury will oppose your sign for the next two months, giving you an excellent chance to explain your situation to someone close to you. This is a good time to discuss any difficulties in the relationship. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The next two months are excellent for any kind of mental work, because you will be more attentive to detail than usual. You won’t mind doing routine work that you might usually avoid. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Games and mental activities will appeal to you during the next two months, because your mind will be in a playful mood. Enjoy amusing diversions like puzzles, pranks and reading for pleasure. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Family discussions and home repairs will be your strong focus in the next two months. Memories of your youth and times from the past will resurface. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)Expect a busy two months ahead! Intellectual activities, short trips and conversations with everyone will keep you on the go! Yada, yada, yada. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Trust your moneymaking ideas, especially in the next two months, because you will bring mental energy to anything related to your earnings and cash flow. Financial discussions will take place. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The planet Mercury moves into your sign today, where it

will stay until early February of next year. This will make you talkative! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)Your ability to do research and find answers will be excellent during the next few months. Start digging! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Expect increased involvement with friends and groups in the next few months, especially with friends from your past. (It’s good to have history with others.) YOU BORN TODAY You are open-hearted, cheerful, ideal-

istic and friendly. You hope for the happiness of others. During the next three years, you will enjoy a time of success and financial accumulation. That’s why it is wise to settle your debts now. The year 2017 will be a social year. It also will deal with the results of the changes that took place this year. Birthdate of: Brendan Coyle, actor; Nelly Furtado, singer; Ann Patchett, author. (c) 2016 King Syndicate, Inc.



Dear Heloise: I work in a small township in a residential area. The police are out often, looking for speeders and people driving unsafely. After I pass an officer, I will FLASH MY LIGHTS at oncoming cars to remind the driver to slow down and be aware of their surroundings. Of course, people should always drive safely, but I want to help other drivers be more in the moment and be more courteous on the road. What do you and your readers think about this? – Michael B. in Central Pennsylvania Michael, this can be a touchy topic. Most research indicates that it is legal to flash your lights to warn drivers of monitored speed zones; in fact, some states consider it protected free speech! Some officers, however, could cite you for misusing your lights. The bottom line is that safety always is the most important thing, and that is ultimately what the police are out to ensure. – Heloise DETER THE DRAFT Dear Heloise: I make my own draft blockers. I take a mismatched sock (who

doesn’t have those?), insert a paper towel or toilet-tissue roller in the sock (to use as a funnel) and pour in dried beans or popcorn kernels almost to the top. Tie a knot, and you’re done. Line ‘em up and place at the base of drafty doors. – Mary S., Hammond, Ind. Great way to save those energy dollars! – Heloise HOLIDAY QUICKIE HINTS Dear Readers: Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are quickly approaching. What are some fast fixes for the holiday frenzy? Prep and planning are key. * When giving toys and games, make sure you include the correct size and quantity of fresh batteries with the gift. * Save all instructions, warranties, receipts, packing slips and other paperwork associated with the gift until you’re sure it’s a keeper. * Unique wrapping paper makes a special gift all the more special. Popular papers: Vintagey sheet music for music makers; paper folded maps for travelers; and the colorful Sunday comics make great wrapping

paper for a child’s gift. * Make beautiful gift tags from last year’s greeting cards. * Finally, relax and enjoy this time with your family and friends. – Heloise CANDY-CANE USES Dear Heloise: Here’s how I use the tons of candy canes that are around this time of year: As stirrers for coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Crush and sprinkle over ice cream. Add to cookie dough and brownie batter (crush thoroughly). Add bits to frosting for cupcakes and cakes. Take note of all the yummy flavors, not just peppermint. – Amy A. in California Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column. (c)2016 by King Features Syndicate Inc.

Afton ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Browning and Filmore Streets, William Richardson, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible study and youth. Saturday, 7:25 a.m. “In the Mirror” radio program on Creston Radio. ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 104 W. Union St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Mass; after Mass, confession. Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Adoration; 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. religious education classes; 7 p.m. Holyday Mass - Church. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship; 5:30 p.m. potluck supper, open to the public; 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening worship service. Aspire Food Pantry dropoff site.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 11 a.m. worship.


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, June Nolte Davis, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10:30 a.m. worship service in Kellerton.


AREA BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, Ron Christian, pastor; 641-336-2409; website Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11:15 a.m. Sunday school. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA, Clearfield Community Center. CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Sherry Wiley, lay speaker. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Michael Shaffer, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school; 9 a.m. worship.


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


ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@; website www. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy Haynie, evangelist, 641-344-3201. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and donuts; 11 a.m. worship and Lord’s Supper; 6:30 p.m. Sunday night service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary

O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Praise and Inspiration, Rochelle Porter, leaders; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Gary O’Daniels, presider; Darl Ferguson, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; 9 p.m. Light Company - SWCC, Room 120. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Bible study for all ages; 10:45 a.m. worship service; 6 p.m. cancer support ministry. Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. women’s Bible study; 6:30 p.m. GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays.” Wednesday, 7 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. youth group, Team KID and adult Bible study. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school hour and ABF hour; noon all church soup luncheon and caroling at area nursing homes; 3:30 p.m. deacons’ meeting - South Room. Monday, 6:30 p.m. “Steps: Gospel-centered Recovery” ladies’ Bible study at Carmen Dahl’s - 1105 N. Vine. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA Clubs and junior high TREK, senior high youth group, college/ career group at Ron and Joy Hemsworth’s home - 900 N. Lincoln St., adult prayer meeting and Bible studies - Genuine Faith: James; 8 p.m. Triumphant Praise choir rehearsal. Thursday(8), 6 p.m. Riley Missionary Circle’s Christmas - salads and Becky Bass’ baby shower - meet at Mary Ellen Wires - 1002 N. Maple St. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Tony Thurston, pastor. Email: fcccreston@gmail. com. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. Monday, 1:30 p.m. “Tootles” (games/crafts) in Fellowship Hall. Wednesday, 6 p.m. praise and worship service; 7 p.m. choir practice. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. PW’s Fall Connection - Johnston. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship. Monday, 6 p.m. M&E; 7 p.m. worship and music. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt. Wednesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; 6 p.m. Christian ed; 8 p.m. ASP. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Jodi Rushing, pastor. Call 641-7822427, 641-782-7267. Email: fumc. Facebook: Creston First United Methodist Church. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Shutterbugs. Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Union Squares. Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. Bob Cooper birthday card shower; 4:30 p.m. Hispanic Bible study. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Disciples Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Hispanic worship in education building; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11:30 a.m. youth group. Monday, 5 p.m. TOPS; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. Emmaus. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 1:30 a.m. Crest Ridge Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. Boy Scouts. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. ACTS; 5 p.m. trustees meeting; 6:15 p.m. handbell rehearsal; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. choir rehearsal. Thursday(8), 12:05 p.m. UMM; 6:30 p.m. Blue Christmas service. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna Davis. Thursday, 7 p.m. women’s group (first and third Thursdays); 7 p.m. men’s group (second and fourth Thursdays). Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service with children’s church. Monday, 4 to 5:30 p.m. children’s ministry (preschool through 11 years old); 4 to 5:30 p.m. youth ministry (12 years old and up); 5:15 p.m. free community meal. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. mid-week service. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC

Creston Prime Time Connection Creston Prime Time Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, invites all ladies to its December luncheon, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St. Jan Rozga of Indianola shares her journey of heartache, hope and trust in the wake of the tragic loss of her son. She works to educate people on the dangers

Are you grieving or do you know of someone who is? When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. A “Surviving the Holidays” seminar helps participants prepare for the

Joyful Noise will present “Star of Wonder - Star of Light” Christmas concert 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Creston High School auditorium. The emcee for the concert is Mary O’Riley. PerCHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Friday, 7 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy Chapel; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReRun shop. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon ReRun shop; 4:30 to 5 p.m. confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. confession; 9 a.m. Mass. Monday, 5 p.m. Adoration; 6 p.m. Mass - church. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 1 p.m. Assisted Living Mass. Wednesday, 7 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy Chapel; noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 6:45 p.m. religious education classes - St. Malachy School; 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus meeting - Hall. Thursday(8), 9:15 a.m. Holyday Mass - St. Malachy School; 6 p.m. liturgy committee meeting - Hall; 7 p.m. Holyday Mass Church. JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1965 REA Road, Rev. Jim W. Morris, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m worship. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Life and ministry meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo” The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2396 Eagle Ave., south of Creston, Rev. Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. coffee/fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. church service. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920. Brian Jack, pastor. Website: Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship and communion. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. quilting. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Advent worship service. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St., Jared Miller, pastor, 515-897-7919, email jaredandkatiem@gmail. com. Saturday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school.

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of synthetic drugs in the talk, “Finding Hope in the Hurricanes of Life.” Inspirational vocalists Cathy Klobnak and Don Wilson will regale the attendees with carols of the Christmas season. Cost is $7.50. For reservations, call 641-782-4268 or 641-782-4083 by Sunday. Reservations are to be used, given to a friend or canceled.

holidays and even discover hope for the future. The seminar will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St., in Creston. For more information, call 641-782-2018 or visit www.

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Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. church.

formers include Ken Rummer, Madison Hance, Steve Neve, Jessica Gray, Jane Warner and the Community Children’s Choir. A free-will offering will be taken. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston; 1111 E. South St., Mount Ayr; the Rev. John B. Rutz, pastor, 641782-5095, http://TrinityCreston. org. Mount Ayr: Sunday, 8 a.m. Divine service with Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes. Creston: Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Divine service; 11 a.m. Hanging of the Greens, followed by a pot-luck lunch. Monday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. confirmation classes; 7 p.m. Advent service. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL, 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship services. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table - Salem Lutheran. Wednesday, 9 a.m. pastor Bible study at FPC; 9:30 a.m. TOPS.


CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Karen Norton, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. Acts 2 team. Monday, 1 p.m. quilting. Wednesday, 1 p.m. quilting; 5 p.m. prayer group; 6 p.m. adult Bible study.


UNITED CHURCH OF DIAGONAL, Ed Shields, pastor, office 641-344-0652,

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CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Andrew Hanna, pastor, office 641-7430221. Website: Friday, 11 a.m. J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth); 6 p.m. Adore! women’s Christmas event. Sunday, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sunday school classes; 9:40-10:05 a.m. children’s worship; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. worship service; 11:30 a.m. connection Sunday; 1:30 p.m. baby shower for Sydney Amdor; 6 p.m. life groups. Monday, 5:30 p.m. strategic leadership team (SLT) meeting. Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m. women’s prayer gathering. Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. prayer time; 6:20 to 8 p.m. Awana; 6:30 to 8 p.m. youth group (meets at The Corner). ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 303 N. E. Elm St., 641343-7065, Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: www.stjohngreenfield. St. John’s — Friday, 8:30 a.m. Mass; 10:15 a.m. Mass at Good Samaritan - Fontanelle. Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Faith Formation youth program. Thursday(8), 8:30 a.m. Mass for the Immaculate Conception; 7:15 p.m. Mass for the Immaculate Conception. St. Patrick’s — Massena— Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Mass. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. Thursday(8), 5:30 p.m. Mass for the Immaculate Conception. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.


HOPEVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor, 641-338-2248. Sunday, 10 a.m. worship service.


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


CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday

school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship.


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


BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor, 641-340-0474, bmac2366@; Tyler Schultz, associate pastor, 720-670-7319,; office, 641447-2569,; website, www. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. worship service; 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. fellowship; 10:35 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. youth group. Thursday, 6 p.m. food pantry open. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.


P L Y M O U T H CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 311 W. First St., Phil Price, minister. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9 a.m. worship services; 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. adult Bible study. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 124 S. Maple St., Cathy Nutting, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service.


PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., Mary O’Riley, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult Sunday school; 10 a.m. children’s Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship second Sunday of Advent - Peace; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. light lunch in Fellowship Hall then Advent session: “The Journey: Joseph of Bethlehem.” Friday-Saturday(9-10), pastor at Disciples retreat in Newton.

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


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


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


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


CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Al Rusk, pastor. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bruce Giese, pastor. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school.

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The Express Wrestling Club is starting practices for the upcoming season. Practices for Pre-K and Kindergartern will be on Wednesdays from 6-6 p.m. and runs from Nov. 30-Jan. 4. Practice for first and second grade will be Monday’s from 6-6:45 p.m. and Friday’s from 6-6:45 p.m. For those in third grade and older, practices will be Mondays from 7-8 p.m. and Friday’s from 7-8 p.m. Practices are held at the junior high wrestling room at the Old Middle School, on the south end of the Early Childhood Center Building. Cost to participate fro those in Pre-K and Kindgergarten is $30 and $40 for first grade and older. There is a Facebook page with information about Creston/O-M High School, Middle School and Express team wrestling. Practices will be caneled if school is canceled by weather. The Express Wrestling Tournament will be held on Friday, Dec. 30. Registration can be completed the first week of practice at the applicable time for the group. For more information or questions, contact Kim Frain at 641-2020065 or Dennis Leith at 641-340-5500.


Thursday Girls basketball Hawkeye 10 Denison-Schleswig at Storm Lake Pride of Iowa Murray at Bedford Martensdale-St. Marys at Woodward-Granger Bluegrass Murray at Bedford Grand View Christian at Earlham Boys basketball Hawkeye 10 Wahoo Neumann (Neb.) at St. Albert Denison-Schleswig at Storm Lake Pride of Iowa Martensdale-St. Marys at Woodward-Granger Bluegrass Melcher-Dallas at Iowa Christian Wrestling Hawkeye 10 Audubon, Griswold at Atlantic Kuemper, Perry, Roland-Story at Gilbert Denison-Schleswig, Red Oak at Missouri Valley Glenwood, Riverside, Southwest Iowa at Underwood Clarke, East Mills, Shenandoah, Southwest Valley, Mount Ayr at East Mills Pride of Iowa Glenwood, Riverside, Southwest Iowa at Underwood Clarke, East Mills, Shenandoah, Southwest Valley, Mount Ayr at East Mills Bedford/Lenox at Central Decatur East Union, Nodaway Valley, West Central Valley at Adair-Casey/ Guthrie Center Martensdale-St. Marys, Moravia, Southeast Warren at Melcher-Dallas Bluegrass Martensdale-St. Marys, Moravia, Southeast Warren at Melcher-Dallas Friday Girls basketball Hawkeye 10 Harlan at Shenandoah St. Albert at Atlantic Clarinda at Kuemper Catholic Glenwood at Creston Lewis Central at Red Oak Pride of Iowa Southwest Valley at Mount Ayr Nodaway Valley at East Union Bedford at Lenox


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Shenandoah 58 Southwest Valley 56

Orient Macksburg 74, Lenox 72

ORIENT — Opening night went down to the wire for the Orient-Macksburg and Lenox Tigers boys basketball teams Tuesday. The Bulldogs scored a 74-72 victory. Anderson Lenox was led in scoring by Kaleb Anderson and Dawson Tullberg, who both netted 22. Tullberg was cleared to play just recently after having incurred a broken leg near the end of football season. Cole Johnston and Sam Donaldson each added 14 points. UP NEXT — Lenox (0-1) hosts Bedford Friday at 7:45 p.m. Orient-Macksburg (1-0), hosts Diagonal (0-2) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

SHENANDOAH — The Southwest Valley Timberwolves led Shenandoah 26-25 at halftime Tuesday but went on to fall in a nail-biter 58-56. A 7-of-20 night at the free throw line proved to be the difference in the loss. Wyatt McAlpin led the Timberwolves with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Scott Palmer had 13 points and Chance McAlpin Cobb had eight. Southwest Valley kept the pressure up that it displayed against Griswold and put consistent pressure on the Mustangs that resulted in 16 steals. Jace Petersen had six of them and Cobb had four.

UP NEXT — Southwest Valley (1-1), heads to Mount Ayr (0-2) for a 7:45 p.m. game Friday. East Union 67 Diagonal 34

DIAGONAL — Diagonal lost its second game in two days when it fell to the East Union Eagles Tuesday 67-34. In the East Union game, Kole Paxson led the Maroons in scoring with 13 points. Clayton Hansen kicked in seven points. Ty Taylor and Kade Klommhaus each added five. For the Eagles, Casey Walter poured in 31 points and nailed Walter nine 3-pointers on 19 attempts. Mason Gossman added 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting. The Maroons lost their opener when they hosted East Mills Mon-

day by a score of 63-31. Kade Klommhaus led Diagonal in that one with eight points and six rebounds. Blake Alden added eight rebounds and Ty Taylor contributed six more. UP NEXT — Diagonal (0-2) hosts Murray (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. East Union (1-0) hosts Nodaway Valley (1-0) Friday at 7:45 p.m. Nodaway Valley 55, Clarinda 46

CLARINDA — Nodaway Valley lost a great deal of talent, but a group of young Wolverines showed that they’re not prepared to be pushed around this winter in an opening night 55-46 win at Clarinda Tuesday. The Wolverines went into the half down eight to the Cardinals, but a 24-14 third quarter pulled Nodaway Valley ahead. A 14-7 fourth sealed the deal. ROUNDUP | 10A


Building a lasting legacy Taylor takes center stage on Central men’s basketball team

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

PELLA — Central College senior Colby Taylor is quickly on the verge of rewriting the men’s basketball record book in several offensive categories for the Dutch. There’s other aspects on the basketball court, such as rebounding and passing that make Taylor the Dutch’s unquestioned floor leader. That only begins to tell the story of the impact the Creston product’s having for Central coach Craig Douma’s team. Taylor’s steady leadership on the court, in the locker room and away from basketball make him a role model for all involved in the program. It’s why Taylor is well on his way to becoming one of the most important players in Central basketball history. “He’s a special kid in this program,” Douma said. “He’s going to go down as one of the best players ever in this program.” Taylor sets the tone behind the scenes every day in practice. “He’s a great leader in what he does on the court, the kind of example he is in practice,” Douma said. “The kids look up to Colby.” Taylor’s work ethic is an


Central College senior men’s basketball player Colby Taylor skies to grab a rebound during the Dutch’s Nov. 23 game against Grinnell in Pella. The Creston product is off to a strong start in his final season in Pella. But Taylor’s impact goes far beyond what he does on the court for the Dutch.

example for the Dutch to follow. “Colby never takes a possession off in practice, during a game. They see that. He demands that out of his teammates,” Douma said.

Taylor’s work ethic and intelligence make him a star for the Dutch. “He’s a really smart, headsy basketball player,” Douma said. “He knows our system and has been perfect in our system. He’s a really

valuable asset.” Taylor works just as hard as a student. “What doesn’t get talked about enough is the kind of kid he is in the classroom,” Douma said. “He’s over a 3.7 (grade point average)

in actuarial science. That’s a tough major. He’s going to make some money some day cause he’s just such a dang smart kid and he uses his head well.” TAYLOR | 9A

Creston junior high basketball results Girls Eighth Grade

GREENFIELD — The Creston eighth grade girls basketball team won at Nodaway Valley Monday 30-24. Sam Dunphy led the way with 13 points and eight rebounds. Kelsey Fields added eight points and five rebounds. “We had a bumpy first first quarter as we were coming off Thanksgiving break and hadn’t practice since last Tuesday,” coach Mendy McCreight said. “The girls came around the second quarter and fought until the end. We created the other team to turn the ball over on

our press.

Seventh grade

The Creston seventh grade girls fell by a score of 31-19 at Nodaway Valley Monday. Halle Evans led the way for Creston with seven points and eight rebounds. Briana Fields contributed five points and five boards. Nodaway Valley’s Maddox DeVault had 17 points. “We had a lot of learning experiences in our first game and had trouble containing their good guard on drives into the lane,” said Creston coach Larry Peterson. “We hope to improve on some of those areas before we play Clarinda at home on

Thursday.” The seventh grade ‘B” team lost 6-2.

Boys Eighth Grade

RED OAK — Brance Baker and Cael Kralik led the way with a combined 27 points in a 53-20 win over Red Oak Monday. Baker had 14 and Kralik had 13. Kaden Briggs and Colby Burg both added six points each. The Panthers tallied 24 steals in the win. “We did a good job of putting pressure on the ball and creating turnovers for easy baskets,” coach Larry McNutt said. “We did miss

several layups and easy shots that we will continue to work on and improve in that area.” Seventh grade The Creston seventh grade boys fell at Red Oak Monday, the “A” team by a score of 26-14 and the “B” team 13-6. Derek Paup and Chris Wilson scored four points each in the “A” game. “Thought our kids played hard we just need to play a little smarter especially on the defensive end,” coach Mike McCabe said. “We gave up way too many easy baskets. Offensively we are still a work in progress.”


Taylor is equally adapt at making sure he’s sharp physically. “He takes care of himself. He does those things necessary to lead a team,” Douma said. “He just knows how to lead a team vocally and through his actions.” Taylor’s demeanor has endeared him to his teammates and coaches. “He’s like a son with how he treats you, how respectful he is,” Douma said. “That’s the kind of kid he is.” Taylor’s exceeded Douma’s expectations. “The thing about Colby when I recruited him, I thought he would be a year on JV, a two-year guy on JV,” Douma said. Douma quickly realized what a special talent he had in Taylor. Taylor adapted to a role the Dutch needed to fill as a freshman. “We couldn’t find a three that year,” Douma said. “That just worked out really well for us.” Taylor quickly became a reliable offensive weapon for the Dutch. “His freshman year, being the third or fourth option, to me that’s a pretty good option to have,” Douma said. Taylor shifted over to the four as a sophomore. He’s stayed there ever since. “He has flourished ever since when he moved over to the four,” Douma said.  Offensive leader Taylor’s numbers in the court are certainly impressive. Coming into this season, Taylor was eighth on Central’s career scoring list with 1,296 points. With 130 points through five games, Taylor’s moved up to a tie for fifth on the alltime list with 1,426 points. He’s on pace to become the all-time leading scorer in Dutch history. Jeff Verhoef holds the mark with 1,575 career points, set from 1976-80. “That’s going to be a tough record to break some day,” Douma said. “That’s a pretty special thing to say about a young man.” Taylor’s wracked up 27 career double-doubles after scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a loss at Coe Wednesday. Taylor opened the season with 36 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Iowa Wesleyan.  Against Grinnell on Nov. 23, Taylor scored 35 while grabbing 10 rebounds. In his two other games,

he’s scored 27 and 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in both contests, wins over North Central (Minn.) and Northwestern-St. Paul (Minn.). As a junior, Taylor lit up the stat sheet offensively. He led the Dutch in scoring with 20.2 points per game in 29 contests, shooting .586 for the season. He was one of the leaders in field goal making 205-of“HE’S A SPECIAL percentage, 404 shots, .515 percent, inKID in this program. cluding 59-of-151 threes. He 117-of-143 at the free He’s going to go was throw line, good for an .818 down as one of the average. He led the team in best players ever in rebounds with 275, good for a 9.5 per game average. this program.” His 586 points last season were the second most in a CRAIG DOUMA Central College men’s basketball season in school history.  He was a first-team All-Iocoach on Creston native and senior star Colby Taylor wa Conference pick, second team NABC All-West Re-



Central College senior men’s basketball player Colby Taylor drives in for a layup during the Dutch’s game against Grinnell on Nov. 23 in Pella. Taylor is averaging nearly 30 points per game in his final season in Pella. He’s on pace to become the all-time leading scorer at Central.

gion choice and a D3hoops. com third team All-West region honoree. As a sophomore, he averaged 16.4 points per game and as a freshman, he averaged 9.8 points a contest. Through five games this season, he’s now up to third all-time in most games with 25 points or more in a contest with 16. The school record is 24. Taylor is on the verge of breaking the career record for 3-point field goals made. After Wednesday’s game at Coe, he had 174, one short of the record of 175. Taylor’s continued to grow physically. He’s added some 20-30 pounds to his 6-foot6 inch frame since he was a prep at Creston. While it may not show on Taylor’s long, lean body, the extra weight helps him

on the low post. He’s able to back down on shorter defenders, fire shots up from close range. It enables him to post up more. He’s kept his marksmanship up from downtown, making him even more dangerous. “I can still shoot the three ball like I did in high school,” Taylor said. “It’s different ways of scoring. I’ll post up a small guy or take a big guy outside and shoot threes.” Douma has centered the Central offense around Taylor’s unique skill set. “A lot of the stuff we do with our offense is based on that,” Douma said. “He has a great knack of when to pop and when to find those mismatches when he needs to. He does a good job exploiting those mismatches.”

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Taylor’s go-to post moves are effective weapons. “He knows his post moves and he doesn’t get away from them,” Douma said. “He’s going to go to his one, two go-to moves and gets to it and gets to the foul line because of it.” Taylor’s the role model for Dutch players wanting to occupy the power forward spot. “What he brings with his inside-outside presence, he’s a perfect four man for us,” Douma said. “Any kid that wants to to play that way and be a four man in our system should play like him.” Taylor takes plenty of time in practice to refine his shot, both from inside the arc and from downtown. “I’m pretty confident with my shot,” Taylor said. “I’m getting lots of shots in in practice. It feels good.” Beyond organized practice time, Taylor refines his jump shot, his post moves. “He puts a lot of time outside of practice putting up shots too,” Douma said. “He’s one of those blue collar type guys. He’s just working to understand the game.” His 275 rebounds last season is third most in school history in a single season. For his career, Taylor’s third all-time in rebounds with 721 and within striking distance of the second-place mark held by Verhoef, who grabbed 771. Vern Den Herder, who is more known for his role as a standout defensive lineman for the great Miami Dolphins teams of the 1970s, has the all-time mark of 1,144 boards. Taylor’s work on the glass adds another dynamic. “He still gets overlooked how he rebounds,” Douma said. “He’s a great rebounder.” Court presence Taylor’s skills extend far beyond scoring and rebounding. His size and court sense allows him to spot open players. “He’s a good passer,” Douma said. “He’s one of our better passers.” For the past three seasons, Douma has had a steady rock when it comes to inbounding the ball. Taylor. While it may seen simple, being able to properly inbound the ball can make a huge difference in a game, particularly when going up against a press. “One of the things that gets overlooked is you need a good inbound guy,” Douma said. “He’s been our inbound guy for the last three years. He’s done a good job of not turning the ball over, done a good job of finding guys. He understands where to get the basketball and what needs to be done putting the ball where it needs to be. “That’s a valuable asset having a guy that can inbound the ball like that. It’s huge.” Taylor’s teammates know when and where to get him the ball to be most effective. “It definitely helps that my teammates ares getting me

Colby Taylor, by the numbers • 1,415 career points (prior to Wednesday), second in school history. • 26 career double-doubles. • 586 points in his junior season, the second highest single season scoring total in Central history. • 173 career three-point field goals. The Central record is 175. • 711 career rebounds, currently third in school history.

the ball,” Taylor said. Starting off 4-0 prior to Wednesday’s game at Coe bolstered the Dutch’s spirits. “It definitely makes the rest of the season a lot easier,” Taylor said. “It takes the pressure off people. The guys get along better. I’ve been with this group of guys for three years. It brings everyone closer together, like each other more.” The veteran Dutch squad continues to gel as a unit. “We definitely have chemistry,” Taylor said. “We’ve got a bunch of juniors and seniors that have all played together. We all know each other. We’re like brothers.” Practice drives everyone to keep their games trending in the right direction. “We have so much competition with people fighting for spots, juniors and seniors wanting playing time,” Taylor said. “The backups don’t take it easy on us and we don’t expect them too. It makes everyone better.” Tough conference Central heads into Iowa Conference play as the preseason favorite. “We’re projected first. Hopefully we can hold that up, but we know projections don’t mean anything,” Taylor said. Taylor and the Dutch know challenging tests are upcoming. “Wartburg, Simpson, Dubuque will all be good like last year,” Taylor said. “We have to go out every night and take care of business, make sure we get those wins. It’s definitely a tough conference.” Douma expects the Dutch to be pushed each night in league play. “The Iowa Conference is balanced and brutal,” Douma said. “We’re going to be tested the entire conference season. It’s a grind. Everybody’s good. You have to be able to take care of the home court and win over half your games on the road.” Douma believes the league champion will have its share of scars. “I don’t see a team running through this thing unscathed,” he said. “There’s that much balance in this league.” When the season end and graduation comes next spring, one of Central’s best players will depart. The void he leaves in the Central basketball team will be significant. But what Taylor means to Douma will last far beyond the end of this season. “He’s a pretty special kid in this program,” Douma said. “I’m going to miss him.”

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17-point game but the Southwest Valley Timberwolves fell on the road at Shenandoah 63-35 Tuesday. Southwest Valley shot 12of-47 from the floor, with Shuey hitting all three of the team’s 3-pointers. The Timberwolves surrendered 20 points in the second and 22 in the third quarter. Jentry Schafer added five points and four rebounds. UP NEXT — Southwest Valley (0-2) heads to Class 2A seventh-ranked Mount Ayr (2-0) for a game at 6:15 p.m. Friday. Nodaway Valley 50, Clarinda 33

CLARINDA — The Nodaway Valley girls basketball squad moved to 2-0 with a Tuesday road win at Clarinda, 50-33. Josie Clarke and Paige McElfish c o m bined for 31 points and 27 rebounds. A n n i e Herr added 11 McElfish points and five rebounds. The Wolverines’ pressure greatly bothered Clarinda, as the Wolverines swiped 21 steals. That helped Nodaway Valley overcome a poor shooting night, 19-of-72. McElfish tallied seven steals. Herr had five and Riley Lonsdale added four. The Wolverines added even more chances with 18 Kuemper Catholic Pride of Iowa Southwest Valley at Mount Ayr Nodaway Valley at East Union Bedford at Lenox Wayne at Martensdale-St. Marys Interstate 35 at Southeast Warren Pleasantville at Central Decatur Bluegrass

offensive rebounds, seven coming from Clarke and five from McElfish. UP NEXT — Nodaway Valley (2-0), squares off with East Union Friday at 6:15 p.m. Murray 48, Lamoni 39

LAMONI — A 14-5 second quarter advantage helped propel the Murray Lady Mustangs basketball team to a closely-fought 4839 road win over Lamoni. Ally Waske had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead Murray. Brandi Gilbert put up a stat line of 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Katie Otto added nine points and six rebounds. Murray (1-0) heads to Bedford (0-2) for a 7:30 p.m. game Thursday.

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MOUNT AYR — Megan Warin’s 27-point performance led Mount Ayr to its second win of the season in a comfortable 66-40 win at Clarke Monday. Warin knocked down four 3-point shots in the win. Sam Stewart produced seven points and two assists. Macy Larsen had six points and five assists. Blair Glendenning added seven rebounds and five assists. UP NEXT — Mount Ayr (2-0), hosts Southwest Valley (0-2) at 6:15 p.m. Friday.

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No. 1 Notre Dame women tops Iowa 73-58 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge IOWA CITY(AP) — No. 1 Notre Dame passed its first road test. When things got close, the Irish turned to their pesky defense and balanced scoring attack to thwart any thoughts of an upset. Brianna Turner scored 15 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 14 and Notre Dame held off Iowa 73-58 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Lindsay Allen had 11 points, eight assists and five steals for the Irish (7-0). They had 42 points in the paint and scored 21 points off 23 Hawkeyes turnovers. Notre Dame led by as many as 14 points in the first half and looked like it could turn the game into a blowout, but Iowa cut it to 50-48 with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Irish responded with an 11-1 run to pull away. That lapse in the second half irked Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. She said the Irish lost focus and got too complacent. “We weren’t containing the ball, we weren’t guarding, we weren’t boxing out, we weren’t making layups

and we weren’t making good decisions,” McGraw said. “We just couldn’t wait for the buzzer to go off. We just wanted the game to be over — at least that’s what it looked like.” Ally Disterhoft led Iowa (5-3) with 18 points and Megan Gustafson had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Hawkeyes hosted the topranked team for the first time since 1999. Turner became the 36th in Notre Dame history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark. Iowa’s 23 turnovers were a season-worse. Notre Dame forced 15 of those in the first half and then Regular Session November 23, 2016to nine held the Hawkeyes The Union County Board of Supervifourth-quarter points. sors met in Regular Session on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The meeting “Too many turnovers was called to order at 10:00 AM with the following present: Lois Monday, resultedmembers in too many easy Dennis Brown and Ron Riley. points for Motion Notre Dame,” AGENDA: by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve thesaid. AgenIowa coach Lisa Bluder da. All voting aye, motion carried. “We have toMotion value MINUTES: by the Brownball and seconded by Monday to approve the minmore.” utes from November 14, 2016. All voting aye,BIG motion carried. PICTURE Notre OPEN FORUM: No one spoke in Dame: The Irish responded open forum. ASSESSOR: Family Farm in Alwell under some pressure lowances: Motion by Monday and sectheir byfirst road game 23—Family the onded Brown to approve Farm Allowances. All voting aye, motion latest they’ve played their carried. Family Farm Disallowances: Motion by Brown and seconded first true road game byofMona day to approve 39 Family Farm Disalseason Allsince 1993. lowances. voting aye, motionNotre carried. Family Farm Changes: Motion at by Dame’s offense sputtered Brown and seconded by Monday to approve 9 applications with changes. All times, but the defense had 15

voting aye, motion carried. SICOG: Draw Down #45: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve Draw Down #45 for $328,447.00 on the Federal Housing Pass Through Grant #08-DRH-216 for the Ottumwa project as presented by Tim Ostroski, SICOG. All voting aye, motion carried. Ostroski presented and discussed the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program contract amendment. RESOLUTION #8: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve Resolution #8 FY 16/17 Designating an Interim Engineer. BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Supervisors of Union County, Iowa, that Nick Kauffman, the County Engineer of Adair County, Iowa, be and is hereby designated, authorized, and empowered on behalf of the Board of Supervisors of Union County to execute the certification of completion of work and final acceptance thereof in accordance with plans and specifications in connection with all Farm-to-Market and Federal or State aid construction projects in this county. Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Brown, aye; Riley, aye. All voting aye, motion carried. CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to enter into closed session per Code of Iowa Sec. 21.5(1)(c)- Review of Employment Applications. Roll Call Vote: Monday, aye; Brown, aye; Riley, aye. All voting aye, motion carried. Closed session ended at 11:50 AM. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:00 PM. ATTEST: TANDY STEELE, DEPUTY AUDITOR BY: RON RILEY, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

PUBLIC NOTICE Regular Session November 23, 2016 The Union County Board of Supervisors met in Regular Session on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM with the following members present: Lois Monday, Dennis Brown and Ron Riley. AGENDA: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve the minutes from November 14, 2016. All voting aye, motion carried. OPEN FORUM: No one spoke in open forum. ASSESSOR: Family Farm Allowances: Motion by Monday and seconded by Brown to approve 23 Family Farm Allowances. All voting aye, motion carried. Family Farm Disallowances: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve 39 Family Farm Disallowances. All voting aye, motion carried. Family Farm Changes: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve 9 applications with changes. All voting aye, motion carried. SICOG: Draw Down #45: Motion by Brown and seconded by Monday to approve Draw Down #45 for $328,447.00 on the Federal Housing Pass Through Grant #08-DRH-216 for the Ottumwa project as presented by Tim Ostroski, SICOG. All voting aye, motion carried. Ostroski presented and discussed the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program

steals and held Iowa to 4-of19 shooting on 3-pointers. Iowa: The young Hawkeyes have lost three out of their last four games, but 10 players logged at least 8 minutes in a fairly competitive game against the nation’s top-ranked team. That experience should help Iowa later in the season. TIP-INS Turner, Ogunbowale and Allen were named to the Naismith Trophy watch list on Wednesday. The Irish are 4-0 alltime in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Iowa shot only 6 of 15 (38 percent) from the foul line. The Hawkeyes entered the game shooting 72 percent on free throws. COURTSIDE: Iowa

men’s coach Fran McCaffery and his wife, Margaret, watched the game from a few rows behind the Hawkeyes’ bench. Margaret McCaffery, the former Margaret Nowlin, played basketball at Notre Dame from 1988-92 and was a team captain. She later served on McGraw’s staff as a graduate assistant. Fran McCaffery was an assistant at Notre Dame from 1988-99. His Hawkeyes lost to Notre Dame 93-78 in South Bend on Tuesday. POLL IMPLICATIONS The double-digit win should be enough for Notre Dame to hold onto the top ranking ahead of next week’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup.

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GREAT BENEFIT PACKAGE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN DENTAL AND VISION PLAN 401 (k) WITH COMPANY MATCHING PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE BONUSES EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE Please stop by your nearest Workforce Development Center to fill out an application. Applications can also be picked up at Osceola Foods and mailed back to Roberto Luna, 1027 Warren Ave. Osceola, IA. 50213 Applications will be accepted from November 29 thru December 11, 2016 Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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Preserve that happy moment! You can preserve those special newspaper clippings, photos, letters and other reminders of your happy moments with

LAMINATION We use quality, ultra-clear laminating products and offer quick service. Most items brought in by 12 noon are done by 4 p.m. The charge for laminating an 9” x11.5” document (in 5 mil plastic) is only $4.00. Call for other sizes and rates!

EOE / AAP Veterans & Disabled

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A career where you make a difference!

Clinic Referral Nurse – LPN, CMA Performs duties related to assisting patients in the Health Trust Physicians Clinic with finding appropriate care. This is not a “hands on” nursing position, but nursing skills are required. Duties include, but are not limited to: referrals, completing forms for work comp, disability, DME, etc., medication prior authorizations. This is a full-time position. We provide a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including PTO (Paid Time Off ), IPERS (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System), and a free on-site fitness facility for employees and their spouses. We look forward to meeting dedicated professionals seeking career opportunities. Apply online at 300 W. Hutchings St., Winterset, Iowa 50273 MCHCS is an equal opportunity employer Madison County Health Care System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.


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Computer Repair

Siding & Windows

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

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.

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.

Storage 503 W. Adams Street • Creston


Office Hours: 8-5 Monday thru Friday

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

WESTMAN WINDOWS. Replacement windows tilt for easy cleaning and rebates bays, bows, sliders, etc. Any custom size and shape, 30+ years in Creston. I sell, service and install, for no-pressure estimate call Charlie Westman 641-782-4590 or 641-344-5523. BOWMAN SIDING & WINDOWS. All major brands of vinyl and steel siding, Heartland, Traco and Revere thermal replacement windows. Recipient of the Revere Premium Renovator Award. Seamless guttering and Leaf Relief gutter covers. 33 years of continuous reliable service in Southwest Iowa, free estimates, 641-3225160 or 1-800-245-0337.


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Poster Day:

Southwestern Community College student Jeff Boswell of Lamoni, left, tells another student, Cranston Claggett of Kansas City, Mo., about his poster project during SWCC Poster Day Wednesday afternoon in the student center gymnasium. Boswell’s project was on the Battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years’ War that took place in the 1400s.

Decoration: Dylan Wallace, 5, glues ribbon and glitter on an ornament of an angel Wednesday evening at St. Malachy Catholic School’s Advent activity night.


hour sale

saturday, dec 3rd

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. only



Lining up: Creston Community High School junior Nicole Akers levels a piece of artwork on the wall this morning in the

Creston: Arts Gallery at the restored Creston Depot. Bailey Fry-Schnormeier’s high school drawing class is featured in the gallery during the month of December with its exploration of medium projects that feature one image cut into five sections and drawn with Sharpie, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel and charcoal.

Help He elp St Stalker Chevrolet fill up...

Ending date announced for four scratch games


CLIVE – As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in four of its instant-scratch games and has established the deadline by which players must claim prizes in them. The end date for the following scratch games are: “Electric 8s,” “Pocket Change,” “Triple Win” and “Super Crossword” (Game No. 842). Players have until the close of business Feb. 28 to claim prizes in them. Players may visit an Iowa Lottery retailer or one of the lottery’s offices in Clive, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Mason City and Storm Lake to claim scratch-game prizes. The lottery replaces ending games with new games throughout the year. A complete list of all current games can be found on the lottery website at www.ialottery. com. Since the lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $3.7 billion in prizes, while the lottery has raised more than $1.7 billion for the state programs that benefit all Iowans. Today, lottery proceeds in Iowa have three main purposes: provide support for veterans, help for a variety of significant projects through the state general fund and backing for the Vision Iowa program, which was implemented to create tourism destinations and community attractions in the state and build and repair schools.

Silverado Sleigh ...this Christmas!

earn 12¢ PER GALLON

with every $ 20.00 purchase

THE MORE YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE! Minimum $20.00 purchase required. Some exclusions apply. Please see store for details.

24¢ With last year’s huge success and great local support, Stalker Chevrolet has started the giving spirit again this year. With your donation of a new toy, together we can make some local childrens’ Christmas brighter. Drop a toy in the NEW 2017 Chevy Silverado in the showroom and follow us on our Facebook page from Now until Dec. 13th to see Santa’s Silverado Sleigh fill with toys!






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