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Should local school systems use class rank? By BAILEY POOLMAN

CNA staff reporter

Should schools use class rank as an organizing system for students? That’s the question being asked since Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines decided to drop class rank. Class rank is a system that puts students in order, from highest to lowest, based on the students’ grade-point average (GPA). Class rank is mostly used by colleges to see where a student stands within his or her class academically. Creston High School is part of

two-thirds of high schools nationwide that use the class-rank system, while the last third no longer report it. “I could see where schools Messerole have gone away from the rank system,” said Creston High School Principal Bill Messerole.

Ranking While there haven’t been incidents at CHS, a Dowling counselor described a reason for the school board’s decision to rid the

Catholic school of class rank. According to an Iowa City Press Citizen story, “Dowling seniors who have a GPA of less than 3.56 currently fall into the bottom 50 percent of their class.” Tom Shively, Dowling’s academic counselor, said in the story, the school “had quite a number of students who had 3.2 or 3.3 GPAs, with ACT scores of 22, 23, who were being denied by state schools.” According to National Association for College Admission Counseling, colleges that consider rank to be an important part of the admission process have dropped

from 42 percent in 1993 to 19 percent in 2011. However, according to Creston Superintendent Steve McDermott, Creston may stick with class rank. “It’s possible, McDermott as we talk about grading and grading systems,” said McDermott. “We have talked about class rank, but I don’t think any decisions are coming in the very near future. It’s part of the discussion though.”

Several Creston students agree with Dowling’s decision. “I do agree with getting rid of it, because it almost puts students who aren’t as high up to feel bad,” said CHS junior Sidney Fry. “I think it’s just a whole bunch of numbers.” Tiffany Scott, CHS senior, said she sees it both ways. “It makes people feel crappy if they don’t do good enough, if they’re not in the top 10 (percent), for some people,” said Scott. “Some people work harder to try

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QUICK NEWS Suspended Arispe mayor pleads not guilty Michael Duane Fry — who allegedly compromised a credit card from Southern Prairie Solid Waste in October — has pled not guilty to fourth-degree theft and misconduct of office. Fry, 41, was mayor of Arispe when the alleged misconduct occured. Court documents show Fry has since been suspended from his mayoral duties until a Dec. 23 hearing. According to a Union County Sheriff’s report, Fry allegedly used the agency’s credit card to purchase gasoline for his Fry personal vehicle four times in September and twice in October. The total improper charges to the agency account is estimated at $330. However, Fry — chairman of the Southern Prairie Waste Agency Board — was not authorized to use the agency credit card to make purchases of gasoline for his personal vehicle. A pretrial conference in Fry’s case is scheduled 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Union County Courthouse. A trial is slated for 9:30 a.m. March 3.

When is the Chamber holiday giveaway ticket drawing? The Creston Chamber of Commerce holiday giveaway ticket drawing will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. That day, tickets will be drawn for three, $500 prizes and five, $100 prizes. The winning numbers will be posted in Wednesday’s print edition and online at www. The Chamber will also post the winning numbers on their Facebook and Gerharz Twitter pages. Winning ticketholders will have until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3, to claim their prizes. “Do not throw your tickets away after the first drawing, though,” warns Ellen Gerharz, Creston Chamber of Commerce executive director, “because inevitably the tickets are not claimed, and we have to redraw for some of the prizes.” If a redrawing for unclaimed prizes is needed, it will be Jan. 3.

Bond set for Wiley

Bond has been set for Peter Wiley, 32, of Creston — the man who allegedly shot at a woman’s vehicle in Casey’s General Store in Corning Tuesday. Please see QUICK NEWS, Page 2


Ugly sweaters: Southwestern Community College students, from left, Tara Norman of Van Wert, Morgan Knorr of Savannah, Mo., and Konnor Griffith of Cedar Rapids and SWCC Computer Technician John Doyle show off their ugly sweaters during the college’s ugly sweater contest in the student center Thursday. Doyle won the individual contest while Norman, Knorr and Griffith won the group contest.

Hello Dolly

Woman leaves doll collection to benefit children at St. Jude’s Research Hospital.


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“She just really loved children.” That is the reason Dave Davenport of Creston gave as to why his cousin Karen Kralik of Marshalltown requested the proceeds of her doll and Teddy bear collection be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital after her death.

Collectibles Kralik’s collection is a reflection of herself. Kralik, a retired school teacher, avid crafter and traveller, often assembled many of the dolls herself using doll-kits. Other dolls reflect the culture of countries around the world in traditional dresses or wearing clothing embellished with handstitching or fur. Some of Kralik’s collection of more than 3,000 Apple Valley, Marie Osmund, Lee Middleton, Adora dolls and Boyds Bears is currently for sale at The Bookstore, 210 N. Maple St. “Each doll is different,” said


Collectible Apple Valley dolls from the personal collection of the late Karen Kralik of Marshalltown are currently for sale at The Bookstore, 210 N. Maple St.

The Bookstore owner Jim Stalker. The dolls lining the bookcases of Stalker’s store are in mint-condition and no two look alike. The dolls, which have their own skin, eye and hair color, also have very different expressions such as sleepy, excited, happy and sad. According to Stalker’s wife

Sandy Stalker, many of the dolls are wearing newborn clothing, shoes and accessories from department stores such as Younkers and Kohls. The collection at The Bookstore is just a drop in the bucket. “We didn’t even get them all out,” said Davenport. “We left behind about 400.”

Davenport said it took nine to 10 trips from Marshalltown to Creston to haul all of the dolls using a 4-foot by 10-foot trailer and a packed Chevrolet SUV. “We have been trying to sell them over the summer and online,” said Davenport. Davenport said some of the dolls have been sold to places as far away as Russia and South Africa. “We are learning a lot about the dolls and as they sell,” said Davenport. Davenport explained there are quite a few people who collect dolls and through the process of researching and selling them, they are learning about their history and value. The Davenports are selling the dolls at The Bookstore for $20 to $25 dollars and Boyds Bears for $18, but a quick web search shows some dolls are worth more than $500. With winter ahead, the Davenport’s needed their Please see DOLLS, Page 2

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Deaths Loretta Wetzel Corning

Loretta Wetzel, 63, of Corning died Dec. 11, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital in Omaha, Neb., after a lengthy Wetzel battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. The Rev. Ken Rummer and the Rev. Andrew Bardole will officiate. Interment will be in Prairie Rose Cemetery south of Corning. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Corning Public Library and/or Adams County 4-H Youth and 4-H Committee. Online condolences may be left at Loretta Sue (Lawrence) Wetzel, daughter of Sybil Lorraine (Proffitt) and Virgil Leo Lawrence, was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Maryville, Mo. Loretta grew up on a farm south of Bedford, where she attended country school and later graduated from Bedford High School in 1969. She then graduated from The American Institute

of Business (AIB) of Des Moines in 1970. On Sept. 12, 1970, Loretta married Robert Wetzel. They raised their children on a farm south of Corning. Beginning in 1974, Loretta worked at National Farmers Organization (NFO) for 16 years in Corning. When NFO closed, she took a job at Red Star Mills in 1990, working in the office. For the past 19 years, Loretta was the office manager at Corning Municipal Utilities. Throughout her youth, she was an active participant of Loyal Legion 4-H Club in Taylor County. Loretta volunteered countless years for Adams County 4-H and Youth Fair Committee. Loretta is survived by her husband Robert Wetzel of Corning; children and grandchilren, Christina (Charlie) Simmons and Jake, Jared, Chase and Lea of Unionville, Mo.; Jason (Lindsay) Wetzel and Gavin and Griffin of Corning; and Nick (Allie) Wetzel of Clarinda; brother Donald (Jenny) Mozier of Saint Joseph, Mo.; sister Lorraine (Gary) Crecelius of Ankeny, brother-in-law Dwight (Glenda) Wetzel of Bedford, sister-in-law Marcia (Galen) Nickell of Gravity, mother-in-law Dorothy (Hays) Wetzel of Clearfield, formerly of Gravity, and many nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, fatherin-law Cleo Wetzel and brother-in-law Ron Wetzel.

ServSafe class to be held in January ServSafe, the national certification program for food service mangers, will be held Jan. 14 at Union County Extension and Outreach. The cost of the course is $150, which includes eight hours class time, a manual and the national certification exam. Anyone interested in preparing and serving safe food is welcome to attend. The course is required currently by some companies including restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes

and assisted living facilities. Starting in January, all new food-service operations will be required to have a certified staff person. To receive more information and a registration form, contact Union County Extension at 641-782-8426 or your local ISU Extension and Outreach office. Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by Jan. 7.


Emergency drill: Director of Distance Education Doug Greene reads an emergency alert on his phone during a emergency response drill at SWCC Thursday. As an alarm sounded overhead, student and staff received a shelter-in-place notification on their mobile devices to remain inside or seek shelter because of an anhydrous spill one mile north at SWCC’s agriculture site. Anhydrous ammonia is used as a nitrogen source for fertilizer. In the event of a large spill, it can create a heavy vapor cloud and if inhaled or swallowed can burn body tissue in the eyes, mouth, throat, lungs and stomach on contact.

RANK: years used class rank when they looked at entrance qualifications.” Rather than using class rank, some schools use regent admission index (RAI), which combines different academic factors, and is used in exchange with rank when rank is not used. According to the University of Iowa’s website, RAI combines ACT score or SAT equivalent, high school percentile rank, high school

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to get a higher GPA.” Difficulty There are difficulties with having class rank, while there can be difficulty with not having it, according to McDermott. “It’s difficult to rank students that are taking various courses. Not all high school students take all the same courses,” said McDermott. “Also, colleges and universities over the


age increase was modest compared to the 24 percent jump in farmland value that was recorded in 2012, the survey shows land values still reached historic levels in 2013 even after the rate of increase slowed and commodity prices started to fall this summer. By October, the average price of corn in Iowa dropped 33 percent compared to the same time last year, and soybean prices were down 11 percent, according to data collected as part of the annual survey. This year’s Iowa Land Value Survey illustrates a market in flux, said ISU economist Michael Duffy, who conducts the study and announced the findings in a statement earlier this week. “The key question is if this shows the market is going to settle, if it is just pausing before another takeoff in values, or if the market has peaked and due for a correction,” Duffy said. Statewide, Scott County

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“Honestly, today our focus more and more is on helping individuals grow and advance rather than sorting students.” And, colleges will still look at GPA, according to Messerole. “It’s the type of course you take, and how well you do in those courses,” Messerole said. “GPA is still an important factor because colleges would rather see a low GPA with more rigorous coursework.”

QUICK NEWS: astrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. “If she can only see how many people she has made happy,” said Davenport. Davenport was referring to the dolls’ new owners; however, for the children served by St. Jude’s or benefitted by their research, Kralik’s legacy is far-reaching.

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garage for their vehicles, a place to store the dolls, and Stalker offered them space at The Bookstore. St. Jude’s The proceeds will help advance the mission of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, which is touted as a top pediatric research facility and hospital. St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric cat-

Iowa farmland value climbs to historic peaks in 2013 AMES (MCT) — The value of Iowa’s farmland reached a historic average of $8,716 per acre in 2013, according to an annual survey conducted by Iowa State University. The results of this year’s Iowa Land Value Survey were released Wednesday. The survey shows the state’s farmland value went up 5.1 percent from 2012, when the average per acre value was $8,296, making this the fourth year in a row there has been an increase. Locally, the average price of farmland in Story County for 2013 was $10,566, up 6.41 percent from 2012, when the average per acre value was $9,930. The value of farmland in Boone County was $10,225 an acre this year, up 6.36 percent from 2012 when the per acre value was $9,614. In Hamilton County, the value rose 3.74 percent to $10,907, compared to $10,514 in 2011. While this year’s percent-

GPA and the number of high school courses completed in core subject areas. Each factor is multiplied by a certain number based on weight, then all are added together to get the final number. “The class rank in a class of 30 graduating seniors is very different from a class rank of a graduating class of 300, and how do you really compare apples to apples, schools to schools? It’s difficult,” McDermott said.

clocked the highest average land value in the survey at $12,413 per acre for 2013. The county also had the highest percent increase at more than 12 percent compared to last year. As for the lowest reported land value, Decatur County came in last at $3,628 per acre. O’Brien County, which last year had both the highest county average and greatest dollar increase in land value, accounted for

the biggest dollar drop, falling to an average per acre value of $12,384, or $478 less than last year’s recorded value. Other counties who last year were among the highest percentage increases - Osceola, Dickinson and Lyon - also had some of the biggest 2013 decreases, according to the survey. —————— ©2013 the Ames Tribune, Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Wiley faces attempted murder and going armed with intent charges in Adams County. He’s currently being held in Adams County Jail on a $30,000 cash-only bond. Wiley is facing additional charges in Union County including felon in possession of a firearm, eluding and hit and run after leading Cres-

ton Police on a high speed chase Wednesday morning. Wiley is also suspected in a shooting incident north of Shenandoah Tuesday evening. Wiley’s brother, Raymond, was taken to Shenandoah Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. He was later taken to an Omaha area hospital where his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

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





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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Union County Courthouse boardroom. Greater Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, 9 a.m., Greater Regional Medical Center Classroom. Creston Rotary Club, noon, Greater Regional Medical Center cafeteria conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. TOPS No. 1338, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. AA, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door.



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Union County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m. Monday, Union County Courthouse boardroom. Agenda includes: 9:05 a.m. open forum; 9:10 a.m. Kelly Busch, county treasurer: monthly report and personnel matters; 9:30 a.m. Robin Sevier and LouAnn Snodgrass, public health: discuss public health services; 10 a.m. Tim Ostroski, Southern Iowa Council of Governments: Union County community development block grant 006 upper story project in Chariton discussion; 10:30 a.m. Steve Akes, county engineer: maintenance activity report, new grading agreement and right-of-way contracts on

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Dec. 16-21 Monday 6 p.m. Board meeting, high school; ninth grade boys basketball against Adel-DeSotoMinburn, here. 7 p.m. Creston Middle School winter concert. 7:30 p.m. JV boys basketball against Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, here. Tuesday 4 p.m. seventh grade boys basketball against Shenandoah, here; seventh grade boys basketball at Shenandoah; middle school wrestling at Clarinda. 4:30 p.m. ninth grade boys basketball at Harlan; ninth grade girls basketball at Harlan. 5:30 p.m. JV wrestling double dual at Denison; eighth grade girls basketball at Shenandoah; varsity wrestling double dual at Denison; eighth grade boys basketball against Shenandoah, here. 6 p.m. JV boys basketball at Harlan; varsity girls basketball at Harlan.

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Deck the halls ... and tables Dear Heloise: Here are a few of my favorite tips for HOLIDAY DECORATING: • Replace table lamps with small, lit Christmas trees. • Take photos of your holiday decorating (Heloise here: for easier reassembly next year). • Store decorations in heavy-duty shopping bags. They are easier to take up and down attic stairs. Also, a tip for cooks: When following a recipe out of a cookbook, cover the page that does not have the recipe with a white sheet of paper. It will minimize the seconds needed to find your place. — Denise in Houston TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: I’m a flight attendant, and on a recent long flight, I worked first class. Before serving the meal, we passed out hot washcloths that passengers could use to freshen up. One passenger cleaned his hands and then wiped down the armrests and tray table. I thought this was a good hint. In the future, I’ll make sure to pack antibacterial wipes for cleaning around my seat. Anything to cut down on

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s important to be aware of courses or advanced training that you might take that will improve your career or enrich your life. Travel is another way of expanding your horizons. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Focus on details about shared property, inheritances, insurance matters, taxes and debt. Now is the time to clean up loose details. “Ready or not, here I come!” GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Remember to get more sleep. The Sun is opposite your sign now, and the Sun is your source of energy. Do yourself this favor. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because you’re keen to get better organized and be as efficient as possible, give yourself the right tools to do a good job. Don’t cut corners. Be kind to yourself. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a playful time as well as a flourishing time for creative, artistic activity. Essentially, this time of year is your turn to just be yourself. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Home, family and domestic matters continue to absorb your time and interest. Interaction with a parent could be significant. Ditto for anything regarding real estate. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your daily pace is accelerating now with short trips, conversations with others and increased reading and writing. This is as it should be. Don’t hide at home. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Although your focus is on money and earnings right now, at a deeper level, you are grappling with your values. You have to define what really matters to you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Things are coming your way now, because the Sun is in your sign. This is one time of year when favorable circumstances and important people easily come your way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Lie low and work behind the scenes to strategize what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. Do a little planning. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Enjoy schmoozing with others now. Everyone wants you

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germs! — Janet S., via email BATTERY CORROSION Dear Heloise: My car battery has a lot of corrosion buildup on it. Do you have a hint on how to remove it? — A Reader, via email Yes! It’s an easy and safe hint! Just mix a little baking soda and water to make a thick paste. Dab it on the battery terminals with an old toothbrush and scrub away. Do be careful, and protect your hands and eyes. Want to learn many other money-saving ideas using baking soda around your house? Order my pamphlet with all my favorite baking-soda hints. Just send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (66 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Baking Soda, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Have a spill in your trunk that left it stinky? After cleaning, sprinkle with baking soda, (c)2013 by King Features rub in well and let sit a day or two, vacuum, and the smell Syndicate Inc. BLONDIE® by Dean Young

Horoscope to sit at their table, so get out and talk to people. Their feedback about your ideas will be helpful. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) People in authority see you in positive terms now. Therefore, now is the time to demand the advantage. If you are asked to take on increased responsibilities, don’t hesitate. Without doing anything special, you will succeed. YOU BORN TODAY You have a tremendous imagination. You are an original thinker

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Club news TOPS 1338

Nine members met 5 p.m. Dec. 2 for the weekly meeting of TOPS 1338. Weekly best losers were Shellie Sullivan and Marisue Lewis. Those in second place were Alice Brown and Carol Sheldahl. The meeting was conducted by Diana Loomis and opened with the TOPS pledge. Roll call indicated gain, loss or no change by the members. Squares was won by Alice Brown, and Darlene Rohrig received the fines. It was decided to bring canned food or nonperishable items to be given to the food bank as the club’s contribution to helping others at the Christmas season. Minutes were read by the secretary, and the treasurer reported on the balance in the treasury. Neoma Davis gave a variety of facts in regard to learning to relax. She then conducted a quiz on care of the common cold and flu. The presentation Monday was given by Marisue Lewis. The Red Can Challenge is to have a no gain week, which means double fines for any who do gain. The closing TOPS pledge was given. Anyone who is interested in weight loss is cordially invited to the next meeting on 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the First United Methodist Church. TOPS welcomes women, men and teens who wish to lose weight. TOPS crowns kings, queens and teen winners on the state, national and international levels. Bring a friend and let TOPS help.

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary

Ladies Lakeshore Auxiliary met Dec. 4. Canasta winners were Gwen Sandeman, first; Connie Bailey, second; and Beulah McDonald, third. Barb Bills won the door prize. The auxiliary had a noon snack day Dec. 11. Canasta winners were

Mary Kline, first; Marilyn Larimore, second; and Connie Bailey, third. Rose Blakesley won the door prize. Blakesley will be hostess for cards and chatter Wednesday, Dec. 18.

P.E.O. Chapter AZ

P.E.O. Chapter AZ met Dec. 3 at Van Gelder’s Clothing. Margaret Weisshaar’s family received a P.E.O. marker for her grave. The monthly birthday luncheon will be Thursday at Adams Street Espresso. The sale of the Sarah Porter Beckwith home in Pleasantville made it possible for the Iowa P.E.O. projects funds to extend more funds to help people in many deserving situations. President Connie Purdum noted the luncheon with Chapter LG was nice and recommended attending next year’s luncheon. A fundraising tea will be held Feb. 8 with a Valentine theme. Other area chapters will be invited. After the meeting, a style show was held featuring clothing from Van Gelder’s Clothing chosen by models Linda Carroll, Nancy Loudon and Christy Whited. Refreshments were served by hostess Chris Van Gelder and Shirley Ray.

Pi Chapter DKG

Ten members of Pi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma International attended the Nov. 11 meeting at The Pizza Ranch. Reagan Juel, Custom Jewelry and Design, presented the program. President Joan Lienneman called the meeting to order. The October minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Kim Riley. All expenses are current and membership dues paid. Old business: The state president’s visit will be Oct. 6, 2014, with Pi Chapter deciding on a location. The 2014 state convention will be June 13-15 in Davenport. Des Moines will be host to the 2015 convention to be

held at the Marriott Hotel. One member has been dropped and will be re-instated once dues are paid. Mini grants are available to apply for with focus being on the following: honoring women educators, supporting parents, School of Africa, supporting early career educators and improving literacy of young children. New Business: A card was sent to member Charlotte Roberts who is recuperating from surgery. The next meeting will be held March 10 at Windy Acres Antiques owned by Rex and Lois Daub. The meeting was adjourned with a M/S/C by Ruth Clinton and Leone Purdum.

Beta Kappa DKG

Beta Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma met 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in Greenfield at the home of Dorothy Wallace. Six members answered the roll by talking about a favorite hobby. Roxy Schwartz, Area 6 coordinator, was a guest. Members were reminded to check the Delta Kappa Gamma website for available scholarships and deadlines. The forms for application can be found on the website. Since Tammie Cass had to resign her membership, Julie Derby has consented to finish out her position as second vice president, until the next election. It was reported there is enough money in the treasury to offer Grantin-Aid in the spring. Karen Tussey and Lois Frederick will write the application for the new mini-grant, which is due Sunday. Members were reminded of upcoming events. The

Upsilon state president joint meeting with Pi Chapter will be Oct. 11, 2014. Beta Kappa Chapter is responsible tor sending the invitations. Upsilon state convention will be June 13-15, 2014, in Davenport. At that time, Area 6 will issue an invitation to the state convention to be held June 12-14, 2015, in Des Moines. The next meeting is 9 a.m. Jan. 4 at Fontanelle United Methodist Church. Hostesses will be Linda BreDahl and Deb Bauer. Members will be filling out biennial reports and working on the chapter scrapbook. After the business meeting, members made table decorations for the dining room at Greenfield Manor.

Afton Federated Garden Club

Afton Federated Garden Club met 11:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at Fireside Bar and Grill in Diagonal for its December meeting and Christmas Party. Before lunch, President Vicki Johnson held a short informal meeting. Roll call

was answered by 16 members. Dues were collected for the 2014 club year and state membership dues will be sent to Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa in January. The program books for 2014 were distributed to the members. It was moved and seconded to make donations to the horticultural and landscape design scholarships AFGC donates annually and pay membership dues for the Iowa arboretum. Johnson installed the new officers for the 2014 club year in a candlelight ceremony. The new officers are: President Vicki Johnson, Vice President Iris Smith, Secretary Monica Huddleson, Treasurer Bev Rowe and Historian Shirley Wallace. After the informal meeting, members of AFGC had lunch and then participated in a Christmas gift exchange. The next meeting will be Feb. 14 at Afton Community Center hosted by Audrey McDowell and Donna Thomas.

Congregate meals Creston meals Dec. 16-20 Menu subject to change. Reservations are required the day before. Call 641-7822447. Monday: sloppy joe, whole grain bun, mashed sweet potato, Brussel sprouts, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: chicken alfredo, Italian vegetables, shredded lettuce salad/dressing, dinner roll/margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Wednesday: hamburger stew/stew vegetable blend, dinner roll/margarine, fresh orange, oatmeal cookie. Thursday: spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, spinach side salad/ dressing, whole grain bread stick/margarine, plums. Friday: baked chicken, baked potato, margarine, sliced beets, applesauce, dinner roll/margarine. All meals are served with 2% or skim milk and coffee.


The weekly Kiwanis meeting was held 12:05 p.m.Tuesday at The Windrow with 22 members and three guests. Chris Frederickson, president, presided. Jacki Steffen did the prayer, and Craig Mittag was finemaster. The program was Mike Taylor, Creston city administrator. He gave an update on numerous city upgrades and projects that are in progress or starting in 2014.

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Tips to keep feet happy this holiday season (BPT) — Holiday shopping, decorating, parties and traveling are all part of our holiday revelries. But while you’re making all that merriment, how happy are your feet? You may be doing a lot of walking, dancing, standing and sitting in one position throughout the holiday season. Half of all Americans report experiencing foot pain at some point in their lives, according to a survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). No one wants soreness or injuries to slow them down during the holidays, so it’s important to care for your feet so they can carry you through all those seasonal celebrations and chores. The APMA offers some advice for keeping feet healthy (and happy) this holiday season: • Moisturize - Dry winter air and cold temperatures can take a toll on skin. Moisturize feet daily to help avoid dry, cracked and irritated skin. • Exercise your feet Stretching is a good way to avoid muscle cramps. Stave

off toe cramps by raising, pointing and curling your toes for five seconds. Repeat 10 times. Rotating your ankles can also help relax feet. Cup your heel and turn each ankle slowly five times to loosen ankle joints. • Massage - Foot rubs not only feel good, they’re a great way to release tension, boost circulation and refresh skin after a long day on your feet. Take a few minutes to massage your feet at the end of a day of shopping and celebrating. Use lotion and take care of moisturizing at the same time! • Pedicure properly - Picture-perfect toes are part of a great holiday wardrobe for many women. Whether you do it yourself or go to a salon, be sure your pedicure is done properly. Never use a razor to remove dead skin opt for a good pumice stone instead. Don’t cut cuticles; push them back gently with a rubber tool made for this purpose. Use toenail clippers with a straight edge to cut nails straight across. • Raise your legs - Feet and ankles can swell from sitting too long in one po-

sition (taking a long flight to grandma’s house for the holidays, for example) or if you’ve been on your feet all day (shopping, baking or cooking). Elevate your legs to reduce swelling. Lay or sit and lift your legs above your heart. • Wear smart shoes - OK, so you’ll never give up your sparkly high heels when it’s time for that special soiree. But for other holiday activities such as shopping, traveling or cooking, ditch the high heels. When you know you’ll be on your feet all day, wear comfortable shoes with good arch support and a padded sole. Check out APMA’s website to see which types of footwear have received theSeal of Acceptance and Seal of Approval-for promoting foot health. • Get help - Feet shouldn’t hurt all the time. Persistent foot pain can be an indication of injury, irritation or illness. See a podiatrist if you experience pain; don’t wait until the holidays end. Visit to find a podiatrist in your area and learn more about foot health.

Fast-food-free zone Fast-food outlets near schools could put your kids on the fast track to obesity — and poorer school performance. And that’s particularly true for kids who live in urban areas with fastfood restaurants that are closer than grocery stores with fresh produce. It also disproportionately affects kids without resources who, understandably, opt for incredibly unhealthy but filling $1 meals. Despite tough-to-overcome obstacles to making healthier food choices, you gotta help your kids before they find themselves on the slippery slope to becoming unhealthy adults and everyone ends up footing an impossibly high health-care bill. So here’s our four-point plan to help kids become healthy, happy adults. Parents: Learning how to make smart food choices starts at home. Get your kids into healthy food by involving them in shopping and cooking. Provide healthy, tasty school lunches, and urge them to choose well in the cafeteria or when eating out. Kids: Be a leader, not a follower. If all of your friends hang out at the local fast-food restaurant and you want to hang with them, opt for no-sugar-added yogurt and fruit, salad-based wraps or grilled chicken and sugarfree drinks. School administrators: Introduce nutrition education into every classroom — kids want to feel good, look good, do good. Help them understand that a $1 meal is a down payment on a long line of painful disabilities that’ll cost them, big time, in

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the future. Communities: You have a drug-free zone around the school. Why not a fast-foodfree zone too? Let’s chew on that! IS YOUR PAIN RELIEVER CAUSING ED? In 1979, when the glamrock band Slade sang “Not Tonight Josephine,” they were perpetrating a myth that a headache is a good reason to put off having fun with your honey. Well it’s not; that is, if your ability to play isn’t dampened by over-the-counter pain relievers you’re taking. A recent study of 80,000 middle-age men reports that more than 35 percent of those who regularly took NSAIDs (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen) had erectile dysfunction. But only 24 percent of those not taking the meds had ED. That surprised researchers who expected easing inflammation with an NSAID would relieve pain and reduce troubles with ED since inflammation in the arteries can cause erection problems. So we got to thinking: What can you do to ease aches and pains, reduce inflammation and dodge ED? 1. Stop eating red meat and any foods with added sugars or sugar syrups; they clog your arteries, and that can lead to ED. 2. Eat only 100 percent whole grains, fish (salmon) that’s loaded with inflammation-quelling omega-3

fatty acids and maybe take 900 IU supplement of DHA omega-3 a day (we like it from algal oil). 3. Get at least 30 minutes of added physical activity a day (head for that 10,000 steps a day; remember 10 minutes of aerobic exercise equals 100 steps). 4. De-stress with 10 minutes of meditation daily. And then if you get a headache, remember, one study found that 60 percent of folks with migraines saw some or complete relief when they had sex. Always worth a try. PREVENTING FALLS Falling in love, falling asleep, falling into place — sometimes the idea of falling is, as Martha Stewart often says, “a very good thing.” But for more than 33 percent of folks age 65 and older who take a tumble each year, it can cause big trouble. For example, almost all hip breaks are from falls, and 20 percent of people who break their hip die within a year of the injury. The most common reasons for falls are weak leg muscles; problems with gait, caused perhaps by arthritis or foot and back problems; and dizziness when standing, triggered by high or low blood pressure, inner ear or neurological problems, and medication reactions can trigger that as well. Impaired vision also can contribute. Fortunately, if you’re one of the 35 million North

American seniors with a balance problem, there’s a lot you (or your loved ones) can do to prevent falls. —Half of all falls take place at home, so do a house check. Remove or correct any hazards, such as loose area rugs and uneven floors; upgrade lighting to eliminate dark corners or poorly lit stairs; put hand rails on stairs; and ID trouble areas in the bathroom. —Improve your balance. Develop a muscle-strengthening exercise routine (it can be chair-based), start walking 30 minutes a day, play ping-pong or practice tai chi. —Talk to your doctor about your medications and side effects that may make you wobbly. You might want to adjust or change meds. —And take care when using walkers or wheelchairs, especially when getting in or out of them. COFFEE CAN HELP YOU AVOID TYPE 2 DIABETES Two of your favorite coffee shops (hint: Seattle and doughnuts) sell North Americans more than 12 million cups of Joe a day. And they’re far from your only source: You’re drinking 400 million cups daily! At that rate, you’d think every man, woman and child were chugging the brew. But only about 54 percent of you (18 and older) drink coffee every day. That means many of you are not getting the benefits of coffee — high-test and decaf deliver good things. One 13-year study of 400,000 people ages 5071 found that drinking three cups daily made folks less

likely to die (during the study) of heart and respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections. And now there’s news that coffee drinking helps prevent Type 2 diabetes. Seems for every two cups of caffeinated coffee you drink daily (no added sugar or sweeteners, coffee creamers or whole milk!), your risk of Type 2 diabetes falls 12 percent. Decaf drinkers reduce their risk by 11 percent. Drink four cups, and the risk is cut by 22 percent to 24 percent! But you can’t just sip your way around Type 2 diabetes. The best benefits come to nonsmokers (so get help stopping, if you smoke) and people who aren’t overweight or obese. So, combine your daily coffee habit with physical activity (go for 10,000 steps a day) and a diet that includes nine servings of fruits and veggies a day, 100 percent whole grains and lean protein (salmon, ocean trout and skinless poultry). Then that after-dinner espresso or decaf will really help you get healthier. TATTOO REMOVAL (SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME) When Johnny Depp and Winona Rider parted ways, Depp reworked one tat to read “Wino Forever.” When Geena Davis split with first husband Renny, her tattoo redo showed up as the Denny’s logo. But if you’re going for a clean sweep of an old tattoo, fasten your seatbelt. Mark Wahlberg decided to set an example for his two oldest kids and brought them along to his more than 20 laser-powered tat-removal sessions. “It’s

like getting burned with hot bacon grease. Hopefully that will deter them.” The number of tat removals in the U.S. hit 100,000 in 2011, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, up from around 86,000 in 2010. And every year should see thousands more. That comes as no surprise; a Harris poll found 1 in 8 American adults with tattoos regrets getting one. As someone once said, “A tattoo is a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.” The most popular method of tattoo removal uses lasers (dermabrasion and surgery are the other alternatives). That’s because in the right hands (a board certified, licensed dermatologist or plastic surgeon) colors can be zapped away using various laser densities, and effective after-treatment minimizes scarring. So our advice? Think (twice) before you ink. It seems the most common problem associated with having toxins etched into your skin is how to get rid of them. You might want to consider veggie dye ink. Your tat artist may have to special order it for you, but it can be removed much less painfully. *** Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit (c) 2013 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Conspiracy to steal seed corn trade secrets revealed DES MOINES (MCT) – Federal authorities announced Thursday they believe they have foiled an international industrial espionage conspiracy involving six people who attempted to transport “inbred” seed corn from two U.S. companies and export the potentially valuable research to a Chinese-based company. Nicholas Klinefeldt, U.S. attorney for Iowa’s southern judicial district, and Thomas Metz, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Omaha division, said the 2 ½-year probe has netted the arrest of a Chinese national living in Florida but four other alleged co-conspirators reside in China and one in Canada with dual citizenship. “The goal of individuals participating in this scheme was to obtain the benefit of research and development by U.S. companies without making the same investment themselves,” Metz said. The industrial theft of trade secrets would allow foreign companies to undercut U.S. products on a global basis, he added. The criminal complaint brought against Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo, for conspiracy to steal trade secrets alleges

“The goal of individuals participating in this scheme was to obtain the benefit of research and development by U.S. companies without making the same investment themselves.” — Thomas Metz

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that he and others took valuable inbred or “parent” corn seed from production fields of Dupont Pioneer and Monsanto in Iowa and Illinois, Klinefeldt and Metz told a news conference. Mo and the other individuals conspired to steal the U.S. seed manufacturing companies’ trade secrets and transport them to China for the benefit of their China-based DBN Group conglomerate, they said. The potential loss associated with the alleged industrial theft was pegged at between $30 million and $40 million and five to eight years of research time. “We’re not saying exactly

what if anything left the country; we’re not saying what if any loss occurred,” Kleinfeldt said. “We’re not saying that actually occurred in this case. It’s difficult to estimate what the loss would be here.” Klinefeldt said the FBI probe was initiated in the summer of 2011 by DuPont Pioneer, which advised federal agents of a “suspicious” incident in one of its grower’s Iowa test fields near Tama. Monsanto also reported “suspicious activity” in one of its fields and both U.S. companies are cooperating with investigators. Mo, a Chinese national who became a lawful permanent U.S. resident, will be tried in Iowa on the conspiracy charge that carries a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million as well as deportation, Klinefeldt said. He declined to say whether additional charges could be filed. Along with being observed with taking inbred seed corn plants, Mo attended a visit by the Chinese vice president to Iowa during the 2012 World Food Prize ceremonies and participated in tours of Dupont Pioneer and Monsanto facilities – using an assumed

identity during some of the activities, Klinefeldt said. According to the criminal complaint, Mo is “ostensibly” employed as the director of international business of the Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Company, which is part of the DBN Group – believed to be a Chinese conglomerate with a corn seed subsidiary company, Kings Nower Seed. In addition to Mo and his overseas co-conspirators, the complaint states that the FBI’s investigation is focusing on several potential “insiders” at U.S.-based seed companies, but authorities declined to comment further at Thursday’s news conference. The insider employees are suspected of conspiring with Mo to provide the locations of test fields being utilized to grow bio-engineered seed and/ or providing the underlying gene sequences for bioengineered seed developed by the victim companies, according to the criminal complaint. —————— ©2013 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Memorials IN LOVING MEMORY Larry Hoffman 7-26-39 12-15-97 There was no one like you, unique, special and kind. Your spirit shines in the heavenly light of the sun, moon and stars. The sparkle in snowflakes that fall from the sky. It's been sixteen years since we said goodbye. You will be sadly missed at Christmas and always. We will love you forever. Until we meet again, your family

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Iowa public pension systems ‘strong,’ but need ‘topping off’ IOWA CITY (MCT) — Iowa public employee pension systems are financially sound, however, the Legislature should “top off” those funds to ensure the state meets its obligations, according to a report from an Iowa City-based think tank. Iowa, like most states, has generally healthy and well-managed plans built to provide retirement benefits to Iowans who retire from state and local government jobs, according to an analysis by the Iowa Policy Project. The researchers said Thursday they found no likeness to highly publicized pension problems in Detroit and Illinois. “Our system is strong. That’s the final word,” IPP researcher and former legislator David Osterberg concluded. In Iowa, Imran Farooqi, an economist who teaches at area colleges and lead author of the report, public employee retirement systems serve a number approximately equal to 10 percent of the state’s 3 million residents.

“So if anything happens, there is a huge overall impact on the state,” he said, adding that appears unlikely to happen. “Our central finding,” Farooqi said, “is these systems are financially very strong and are doing the job they were designed to do.” Despite two steep declines in the stock market over the past decade – the dotcom bubble and the Great recession, Iowa pension systems “have weathered the storm,” Farooqi said. He was not concerned by the unfunded liability of the pensions, but advised the Legislature to shore up the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement Systems of Iowa, the Peace Officers Retirement System and the Iowa Judicial Retirement Systems, which, unlike the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System, are not considered fully funded. IPERS is about 81 percent fully funded, which in actuarial terms is fully funded. The Peace Officers fund, for example, only is 61 percent funded.

Earlier this year lawmakers’ approved a $109 million plan to bring all the funds up to approximately 80 percent, but that was vetoed by Gov. Terry Branstad, who said he wanted to see “significant reforms.” Although he made no recommendation, Branstad noted that defined benefit pensions are being abandoned by private sector employers. The Iowa Policy Project recommended against that. In many cases, explained the think tanks’ research director and economist Peter Fisher, public employees bargain for wages and benefits, accepting slightly lower wages for better benefits down the road. Abandoning defined benefits pensions in favor of defined contributions plans may cost employers less, but shifts more cost and more risk to the employees, added Osterberg. In a defined contribution plan, he said, if an employee’s retirement coincides with as downturn in the stock market, “you are really in bad shape.” Spring 201

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“That doesn’t happen to Iowa public employees,” he said. It makes sense for the state to bear that risk, Farooqi said, because the state “has the ability to pool the risk with much larger resources.” In Iowa, he noted, pension spending constitutes only 2.2 percent of state and local government expenditures. Forty states spend more. “At some point we have to stand up, as Iowans, for the obligations undertaken in our name,” Osterberg said. “State, local and school district employees enter public service in good faith, with an understanding that some of their compensation is deferred, or ‘loaned’ to an employermanaged pension account which they should expect to later access in retirement.” The report can be found at www.iowapolicyproject. org. —————— ©2013 The Gazette Distributed by MCT Information Services

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Creston/O-M edges Clarinda on tiebreaker criteria 8-6 edge in victories lifts Panthers in H-10 showdown By LARRY PETERSON

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ISU wins AMES — Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and 17th-ranked Iowa State beat No. 21 Iowa 83-70 Thursday night for its best start in 12 years. Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are 9-0 for the first time since starting 12-0 in 2001-02. Iowa State also improved to 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly. Iowa (10-2) came in with the Big Ten’s top offense. But the Hawkeyes had just 20 freethrow tries compared to 49 for Iowa State. Samantha Logic scored 18 for Iowa, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Cyclones took control with a 13-0 run late in the first half. They later extended a 13-point lead to 52-32 with 15:16 left.

Chargers win DENVER — Peyton Manning wanted more rest. He got plenty Thursday night thanks to Philip Rivers and a San Diego defense that slowed down Manning and handed the Broncos an unexpected and harmful loss. Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Keenan Allen and kept the Chargers’ offense on the field for nearly 39 minutes in a 27-20 stunner over the Broncos, whose easy road to the AFC West title and top seeding in the conference got an unexpected jolt.

CLARINDA — It couldn’t be any closer. Clarinda and Creston/ Orient-Macksburg, two of the Hawkeye 10 Conference favorites this season, hooked up in a classic dual here Tuesday night. In the end, it took a rule book to decide the winner. After 14 matches had been wrestled, both teams had 34 points. With no unsportsmanlike deductions or penalty points assessed, the tiebreaker was total matches won. Creston/O-M was declared the victor on the basis of winning eight matches to Clarinda’s six. “We knew there were going to be a lot of close matches,” Creston/O-M coach Darrell Frain said. “Give Clarinda credit. They had a good game plan. In matches where we were favored, they slowed the pace down and frustrated our guys a little. We got pinned a lot (five of six losses). If we turn any of those into a decision, then it wouldn’t have come down to criteria.” On the other hand, there were many crucial victories by the Panthers. None more so than in the final match of the dual at 138 pounds. With three matches to go, the Panthers’ backs were to the wall, facing a 34-18 deficit against a Clarinda team

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Jake Gutschenritter of Creston/O-M (top) works to score against Atlantic heavyweight Jezidiah Phippen during Thursday’s double dual in Clarinda. Gutschenritter won the match, 3-2, in overtime tiebreaker as the Panthers sailed to a 51-24 victory.

returning 11 of 13 starters, including four of five state qualifiers. Spencer Wray got a fall at 132 pounds to close it to 34-24. Kruz Adamson scored a 14-3 major decision at 120 pounds on the other mat, shaving the margin to 34-28 with one match to go.

Dramatic finish Creston/O-M had one hope — a pin by Joey Huntington at 138 to forge a tie, and rely on the tiebreaker criteria. Clarinda’s Kollyn Buch knew his task was to stay off his back, and did so twice when the Panther sophomore nearly secured a pin

with a cradle hold. Finally, in the third period with an 11-3 lead, Huntington secured locked up another cradle and this time Buch was unable to squirm free as the fall was registered Huntington in 4:49. That made it 34-34 and Frain knew the victory would be awarded to his team. “I had it figured eight (wins) and I knew there hadn’t been any penalty

points,” the Panther coach said. “Huntington came through when he knew he had to have the pin. He got him really tired, and then you can’t fight it quite as well.” The stakes of Tuesday’s double dual at Denison just raised a little higher now for the Panthers, now 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Hawkeye 10. The other team in the double dual with the host Monarchs is Glenwood, currently 2-0 both overall and in conference. The Rams swamped Shenandoah Thursday, 72-12. Earlier in the season Glenwood de-

feated Council Bluffs St. Albert, 72-6. Creston/O-M’s other victory Thursday was 51-24 over Atlantic. The night ended with Clarinda beating Atlantic 52-22, despite a loss by fourth-ranked Blake Luna to Atlantic’s No. 3 Darrian Schwenke at 126 pounds. “Our dual with Glenwood is as big as it gets,” Frain said. Last year, Glenwood won the conference dual meet crown by handing Creston/O-M its only Please see WRESTLING, Page 3S

Spartans sputter early in conference loss By LARRY PETERSON

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ESTHERVILLE — The Southwestern Community College women opened conference play with a 67-50 loss at Iowa Lakes Wednesday night. Coach Addae Houston said the 36-20 halftime deficit proved too much to overcome, although the Spartans were still within striking distance down 13 with 3:00 to

play. Iowa Lakes owned just a 31-30 edge over the final 20 minutes. “The game started slow for us. We were not shooting well early,” Houston said. “We gave up too many easy buckets, but we managed to hang around and play better in the second half. Second-chance points got us. We were outrebounded 43-18, and it’s tough to win when you have that margin against you.” Houston said the Lakers

utilized a strong post presence with four players 6 feet or taller. “We did a good job of guarding the perimeter, but their inside game was killing us,” Houston said. M o r gan Knorr scored 13 points for Vanderhoof Southwestern and Jill Vanderhoof

provided 12 points and seven rebounds. Iowa Lakes improved to 4-10 overall in winning its conference opener. Southwestern (2-9) faces an even stiffer challenge at home Saturday afternoon. Division I Iowa Western (12-1), which beat Iowa Lakes 7152 on Nov. 19, is the opponent in the 1 p.m. tipoff. “They have a girl signed with West Virginia who was national player of the week last week,” Houston said.

“We’ll have our hands full.”

IOWA LAKES (67). SOUTHWESTERN (50) — Morgan Knorr 5 3-4 13, Jill Vanderhoof 3 4-4 12, Darian Polson 4 2-2 10, Kristin Klocksiem 2 0-0 5, Katelynn Sowers 2 0-0 5, Peyton Russell 0 3-6 3, Na Keyia Harris 1 0-0 2. Totals — 17 12-16 50. FG shooting — 17-51 (33 percent). 3-point goals — 4-17 (Vanderhoof 2, Sowers 1, Klocksiem 1). Rebounds — 22 (Vanderhoof 7, Klocksiem 4). Assists — 10 (Russell 4). Steals — 8 (Knorr 4). Blocked shots — 2 (Polson 2). Turnovers — 15. Iowa Lakes — 36 67 SWCC — 20 50

Players shake off cold to contend for national title chance Like a lot of deer hunters last week, I was trying to ignore the elements while attending to duties. Temperature at kickoff at Williams Stadium in Des Moines Saturday was 8 degrees as No. 5-ranked Morningside, which includes sophomore receiver Alan Smith of Creston, squared off against No. 2 Grand View for the right to play in the NAIA national title game. Among the 3,500 fans huddled in the ice-cold bleachers was Morningside freshman Briar Evans of Creston, redshirting this football season, along with his family. Smith was in the regular rotation of receivers relaying plays into the Mustang huddle, so he was moving around and competing. I’m sure that helped him block out the cold a little. But, on the other hand, he wasn’t wearing the four layers of shirts, hooded sweatshirt and Iowa Hawkeyes parka with a stocking cap like I was. I was also equipped with hand warmers in my gloves, and toe warmers inside my boots. The guys running around with no sleeves, like former Iowa running back Brandon Wegher of the Mustangs, were either out-of-thisworld tough, or downright crazy.

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Grand View coach Mike Woodley, a former Iowa State assistant, called the temperature “brutal.” Fortunately, winds were calm and it was mostly sunny, so standing on the east sideline with Morningside facing the sun almost made it seem like a decent day. That is, until I took my gloves off from time to time while operating my camera. Then I was reminded that careless behavior could lead to frostbite in no time. The teams had portable heaters blowing toward the benches where units would gather after coming off the field, but it seemed to be a losing battle. “Keeping your hands warm was the toughest thing,” Smith said after Morningside was blanked 35-0. “Today it was also trying to keep my legs warm. I’ve had a leg injury with my IT band, and it was tough trying to keep it warm. A lot of the guys didn’t wear sleeves or one pair in practice this week to get used to it. Then when we come out

here it feels warmer than it actually is.” “I really didn’t notice the cold while I was playing,” said Wegher, who rushed for 99 yards on 19 carries in the loss. He once ran for 113 yards and a touchdown in a much warmer setting for the Hawks — the 2010 Orange Bowl win against Georgia Tech. Wegher turned 23 years old Monday. He’s had a bumpy road to this point, including brushes with the law and short, unproductive stays at Oklahoma and Iowa Western Community College. Technically, Wegher is only a sophomore, so he could return next season. But he’s still weighing his options. “Hopefully, I’ll be back next year,” he said. “I’ve got to sit down and look at my options. If my career ended today, I’d be happy — playing with these guys. They’re a great bunch of guys.” Smith echoed the same sentiments. Last year his foot was in a boot with broken bones as he watched the Mustangs fall in the national title game in Rome, Ga. This year he had hoped to be on Please see SHOTS, Page 3S


Morningside receiver Alan Smith of Creston (19) and running back Brandon Wegher (3) take a moment in front of the sideline heater along with teammate Cole Boger (20) prior to Saturday’s NAIA national semifinal game against Grand View in Des Moines. Temperature at kickoff was 8 degrees.


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Hunters report mixed results from shotgun opener By Iowa DNR Cold weather greeted hunters on the opening weekend of Iowa’s shotgun deer season. Success rates varied; depending on the time spent in the field…and a little bit of luck. In east central Iowa, hunter numbers appeared down by late Saturday afternoon; following a morning of subzero or single digit temperatures. Sunday, it was a little warmer, and a few more hunters were stomping the fields and woods. “It seemed like every group we checked had a deer or two; actually, we had a couple groups with six or seven; but it was still spotty in areas,” notes DNR conservation officer Aric Sloterdyk. “You could tell the deer population is down, at least in Linn and parts of Benton and Johnson County, where I was.” Early in the day, patrolling the Hawkeye Wildlife Area, near North Liberty; success was varied. A large group might have a couple

deer. A few single hunters and a group of three had none, yet. That’s also where conservation officer Erika Billerbeck was dealing with two hunters, who walked out with the antlers and some of the meat from a buck they had dropped. The hunter who tagged it was ticketed with “wanton waste” and illegal transportation. Other hunters can learn from the misstep. Your deer is to be removed from the field; not just your choice of cuts and the rack Near the Linn/Cedar County line, Sloterdyk talked with groups ranging from five to 12 hunters. “We’re seeing more does this year than last year. Last year, we had no trouble filling buck tags,” offered hunter Dennis Day. “This year, we’re not seeing any quality bucks.” He pointed to standing corn in the area which offered a multi-acre hiding place. A few miles away, Brie Winegar found one. How-

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ever, it came after a long drive…and a change of clothes. The Grandview University student had spent the week in Sioux City at the NAIA national volleyball tournament. After their fifth-place finish Friday, it was back to Solon, for a couple drives Saturday … and then back out on Sunday. A middle blocker on the court, she was a blocker —of a different kind — on a drive near Solon. “We were on the (Coralville) Reservoir bottoms. Two does came down first. My Dad and brother shot at them,” she recalls. “The pressure from the drive pushed an eight-point buck toward me. I was posted up by a tree. It made a turn, and I shot at 50 yards. One shot.” This weekend, second season shotgun hunters hit the woods with a pretty nice snow cover … but forecast high temperatures still below 20.

PINE VALLEY TGIF League Dec. 6 Team Points Bushwackers 27 Pine Valley 23 TADA 23 Clausen Underground 21 3-Fingers Deep 20 Eagles 18 WTF-O 15 Bye 0 High team with handicap: Eagles, 2496 pins. High team scratch: Pine Valley, 2381 pins. High scratch individual series: Jesse Still, 664 pins. Series 600 and over: Greg Hull 603; Dan Fulton 610; Jesse Still 664. Games - men 200 and over: Terry Danielson 202; Chad Dryden 203; Dan Hudson 229; Rod Cheers 202-215; Matt Parsons 206; Greg Hull 236207; Dan Fulton 237; Jesse Still 230-205-229; J.R. Lett 200-223; T.J. Redding 212; Tom Redding 222-207; Jeremiah Johnson 224; Chad Sprague 211; Travis Veatch 201. Wednesday Night Mixed Dec. 4 Team Points 3 Hole Patrol 30 Bowtie Bandits 26 Split Happens 21 Retail Rejects 19 3 and 1/2 Men 19 Gutter Girls 5 High team with handicap: Bowtie Bandits, 2510 pins. High team scratch: Bowtie Bandits, 2117 pins. High scratch individual series: Chantz Davidson, 673 pins. Series 600 and over: T.J. Redding 629. Games - men 200 and over: Jason Merboth 211; Jason Knight 203; T.J. Redding 222214; Chantz Davidson 203-214256; Adam Hoffman 234. PANTHER LANES Astro Mixed

Area wrestling Wayne triangular CORYDON — Mount Ayr defeated Wayne 42-18 and lost to Interstate 35, 5124, during Thursday’s triangular meet here.

Mount Ayr 42, Wayne 18 138 — Cal Daughton (MA) pinned Torie Phillips (W), 1:36; 145 — Erik Freed (MA) by forfeit. 152 — Jacob Beamgard (MA) pinned Brian Boggs (W), 1:51. 160 — Blayde Baker (W) pinned Jacob Vanbuskirk (MA), :33. 170 — Connor Runyon (W) by forfeit.

182 — Double forfeit. 195 — Double forfeit. 220 — Tate Vandyne (W) pinned Logan Kelley (MA), 1:34. 285 — Joe Ricker (MA) pinned Zac Vanderlip (W), :21. 106 — Double forfeit. 113 — Double forfeit. 120 — Dawson Knapp (MA) by forfeit. 126 — Trevor Anderson (MA) by forfeit. 132 — Jonathan Vanbuskirk (MA) by forfeit. Interstate 35 51, Mount Ayr 24 132 — Paul Queck (I-35) pinned Jonathan Vanbuskirk (MA), :48; 138 — Cal Daughton (MA) pinned Preston Hubbard (I-35), :24; 145 — Erik Freed

(MA) by forfeit. 152 — Sal Arzani (I-35) by forfeit. 160 — Angelo Madonia (I-35) pinned Jacob Vanbuskirk (MA), 4:54; 170 — Dante Arzani (I-35) dec. Jacob Vanbuskirk (MA), 10-7. 182 — Double forfeit. 195 — Wade Hiatt (I-35) by forfeit. 220 — Lonnie Harper (I-35) pinned Logan Kelley (MaA), :43; 285 — Joe Ricker (MA) pinned Bobby Heilman (I-35), 2:28; 106 — Nathan Phillips (I-35) by forfeit; 113 — Austin Pintier (I-35) by forfeit. 120 — Dawson Knapp (MA) by forfeit. 126 — Austin Beener (I-35) pinned Trevor Anderson (MA), 1:31.

Dec. 1 Team Points Rhine Body Repair 33 Corner Clippers 32 Plentiful Harvest 27.5 Panther Lanes 26 Ellis Poore 23 Odd Ducks 22.5 JoMomma’s Racing 22 J&S 22 High team with handicap: Corner Clippers, 2371 pins. High team scratch: Corner Clippers, 1951 pins. High scratch individual series: Sue Davis 460; Ron Crigger 642 pins. Series 600 and over: Ron Crigger 642. Games - men 200 and over: Chris Franke 219; Ron Crigger 222, 222; Rusty Zimmerman 209; Kelly Shives 215; Bob Westcott 219, 205. Woodpickers Dec. 4 Team Points Green Valley Chemical 39 M&M Motors 37 Pink Panthers 28.5 Wellman’s 26 2 Rivers Pool 24.5 Creston Automotive 24 Elms Club 23 Rhine Body Repair 22 High team with handicap: M&M Motors, 2568 pins. High team scratch: Green Valley Chemical, 2013 pins. High scratch individual series: Rachel Wardlow, 510 pins. Games - women 190 and over: Jeanna McKinney 202; Carla Millard 203; Rachel Wardlow 212. Union League Dec. 5 Team Points Super Wash 11 Frey Construction 8 Mid-State Surveying 8 Schroeder Plumbing 7 The Lobby 6 Hi-Crest Auto 6 A&G 5.5 Or What 5.5

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the field in the same setting. Instead, it’s the 13-0 Grand View Vikings taking on No. 1 Cumberlands (Ky.) on Dec. 21 at the same location. “It’s been an honor to pad up with these guys and play on the field with them,” Smith said. “This senior class will be one to remember.” Among the returnees next year will be quarterback Ryan Kasdorf, who was injured in the fourth quarter of the team’s quarterfinal win over Baker. He did not play Saturday, spelled by Derrick Dison most of the game and Caleb Kluender near the end. “Yeah, we were looking a lot more for the quarterback keepers and read option stuff with Dison today,” Smith said. “Grand View is probably better than we expected them to be. They have an unreal defense and their offense can make plays.” The Mustangs (11-2) entered the contest with the best offense in the nation, averaging more than 49 points and nearly 600 yards per game. On Saturday they were limited to 245 yards and no points. Dison was sacked eight times while completing 13-of-21 passing for 80 yards. None were directed at Smith, although Dison was looking his way before one of the sacks. Grand View quarterback Derek Fulton of Bettendorf and receiver Brady Roland of Carlisle led the Vikings’ offensive attack. Fulton passed for 312 yards and two touchdowns to Roland, who finished as the player of the game with seven catches for 146 yards. Morningside football

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coach Steve Ryan, brother of Sue Maitlen of Creston, said it just wasn’t a good day of execution by his team. On this day, Grand View was the better team. “We missed some open receivers early on and it just kind of got away from us,” Ryan told Terry Hersom of the Sioux City Journal. With a healthy Kasdorf, and two former Creston/OM Panthers on the team, next year the Mustangs could be knocking on the door to Rome (Ga.) again. ••• It won’t be quite that cold this weekend in Maryville, Mo., but another former Panther is playing for a chance to be in a national championship game. Iowa State transfer Collin Bevins figures to be back

in action, at least part-time, for the Northwest Missouri State University defensive line in a Division II semifinal game against Grand Valley State at Bearcat Stadium. Bevins sat out last week’s 5 9 - 2 1 quarterfinal victory over St. Cloud State with an MCL k n e e s p r a i n . Bevins But I got confirmation Thursday that he will get on the field Saturday, at least part-time, when the 13-0 Bearcats take on 12-2 Grand Valley State. Northwest has faced Grand Valley four times in the playoffs. Three were in

the championship game. The two teams are 2-2 against each other, including the memorable 34-16 victory by Northwest in the semifinals on Dec. 8, 2007 on an icy field at Bearcat Stadium in sub zero wind chill conditions. Dane Wardenburg of Creston was an offensive tackle for the Bearcats then. The game is on ESPN3 at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Bevins wears No. 34. There’s Internet audio at The winner advances to the title game Dec. 21 in Florence, Ala., against West Chester or LenoirRhyne. Contact the writer: Twitter: @larrypeterson Email:

regular-season loss, while the Panthers claimed the conference tournament championship at home.

Good start The Creston/O-M vs. Clarinda dual started at 145 pounds, and Panther freshman Chase Shiltz picked up his second pin of the night just as the second-period buzzer sounded. Freshman Jackson Mikkelsen was in the lineup at 145 against Cardinal state qualifier Luke Strong, who picked up four team points with a 9-1 major decision. “I was proud of how Chase came out aggressive to start for us, and the way Jackson fought hard against one of their good wrestlers,” Frain said. At 160 pounds, the Cardinals picked up a key win as eighth-ranked returning state qualifier J.J. Clark got a 4-0 lead and then pinned Creston/O-M senior Gavin Leith as the second period expired. Tayler Pettit, coming off a technical fall victory against Atlantic, got the Panthers back on the winning track at 170 with a 10-5 decision.

From 182 pounds through 220, Creston/O-M was favored, but had to fight to emerge victorious. Adam Baker secured a late takedown to win 3-1; thirdranked 170-pounder Trevor Frain won 1-0 at 195 pounds against Christian Lauritsen; and 10th-ranked 195-pounder Seth Maitlen got a takedown with 30 seconds left to nip former Creston resident Brook Stephens, 3-2, at 220. His mother is former CHS art teacher Jacque Stephens. Clarinda jumped ahead 28-18 with three straight falls at 285, 106 and 113 pounds, including ninthranked heavyweight Dakota Calfee. When fourth-ranked Blake Luna pinned Panther sophomore Wyatt Thompson late in the first period at 126, it set up Creston/O-M’s rally from the 34-18 deficit.

Tonight’s action There isn’t much time to bask in the victory. The Panthers are in the 13-team Central Decatur Invitational tonight at Leon, which includes third-ranked Albia. The Demons have six individually-ranked wrestlers to Creston/O-M’s two. Some weight adjustments are planned in the lineup,

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Frain noted, such as Leith at 152, Pettit at 160, Baker at 170, Frain at 182 and freshman Kadon Hulett inserted into the 195 spot before Maitlen drops into that position next week.

Creston/O-M 51, Atlantic 24 138 —Joey Huntington (COM) major dec. Marshall McDermott (A), 13-3. 145 — Chase Shiltz (COM) pinned Reid Nichols (A), 1:16. 152 — Zac Stork (A) pinned Jackson Mikkelsen (COM), 2:47. 160 — Gavin Leith (COM) pinned Nate Moen (A), 1:06. 170 — Tayler Pettit (COM) tech. fall Jacob Johnson (A), 18-2 (5:47). 182 — Adam Baker (COM) by forfeit. 195 — Trevor Frain (COM) pinned Keagan Hosfelt (A), 3:36. 220 — Seth Maitlen (COM) dec. Tyler Christensen (A), 3-2. 285 — Jake Gutschenritter (COM) dec. Jezidiah Phippen (A), tiebreaker 3-2. 106 — Carter Cox (A) pinned Trevor Marlin (COM), 1:55. 113 — Brody Frain (COM) by forfeit. 120 — Kruz Adamson (COM) by forfeit. 126 — Darrian Schwenke (A) pinned Wyatt Thompson (COM), 4:25. 132 — Dillion Cox (A) pinned Spencer Wray (COM), 5:14. Creston/O-M 35*, Clarinda 34

Public notice LEC COMMISSION MEETING December 02, 2013 The Law Enforcement Commission met in regular session on Monday, December 02, 2013. The meeting was called to order by Cathy Dryden at 4:30 PM. with the following members present: Larry Wagner, Marsha Wilson, and Dennis Brown. Lois Monday was absent. Also present were Theresa Pudenz, Rick Piel, Bige Fienage, and Paul Ver Meer. MINUTES: Motion by Wilson and seconded by Wagner to approve the minutes. All voting aye, motion carried. CLAIMS: Motion by Wilson and seconded by Wagner to pay the following claims: LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES 11/25/2013.........................................35.00 ARAMARK 11/25/2013.........................................15.58 OFFICE DEPOT-CATALOG ORDERS 11/25/2013.........................................65.95 OFFICE DEPOT-CATALOG ORDERS 11/25/2013.........................................65.02 WINDSTREAM 11/25/2013.......................................712.16 EXCEL MECHANICAL CO INC 11/25/2013.......................................470.88 MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC 11/25/2013.......................................945.00 FIENHAGE 11/25/2013...........................................5.60 VERIZON WIRELESS 11/25/2013.......................................360.11 ARAMARK 12/09/2013.........................................15.58 BYERS LOCK SHOP 12/09/2013.........................................71.25 CRESTON PUBLISHING CO 12/09/2013.........................................28.60 WASTE MGMT OF CRESTON 12/09/2013.......................................135.25 MEDIACOM 12/09/2013.......................................135.90

145 — Chase Shiltz (COM) pinned Trey Stickler (Clar), 4:00. 152 — Luke Strong (Clar) major dec. Jackson Mikkelsen (COM), 9-1. 160 — John Clark (Clar) pinned Gavin Leith (COM), 4:00. 170 — Tayler Pettit (COM) dec. Dustin Swindler (Clar), 10-5. 182 — Adam Baker (COM) dec. Cain Johanns (Clar), 3-1. LEC COMMISSION MEETING December 2013 (COM) 195 — Trevor02,Frain The Law Enforcement Commission dec. Christian Lauritsen (Clar), met regular session on Monday, December 2013. The meeting called 17002,— Tayler Pettitwas (COM) to order by Cathy Dryden at 4:30 PM. dec. Dustin Swindler (Clar), 10-5. with the following members present: Larry 182 Marsha — Adam Baker Wagner, Wilson, and (COM) Dennis dec. Cain (Clar), 3-1.Also Brown. Lois Johanns Monday was absent. present Piel, 195were — Theresa TrevorPudenz, FrainRick (COM) Bige and Paul Ver Meer. (Clar), dec.Fienage, Christian Lauritsen MINUTES: Motion by Wilson and 1-0. seconded by Wagner to approve the min— Seth Maitlen (COM) utes.220 All voting aye, motion carried. dec. Brook Motion Stephens (Clar), CLAIMS: by Wilson and3-1. sec285by — Dakota Calfee (Clar) onded Wagner to pay the following pinned Jake Gutschenritter claims: LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES (COM), 1:16. 11/25/2013.........................................35.00 106 — Noah Donahue (Clar) ARAMARK pinned Trevor Marlin (COM), 11/25/2013.........................................15.58 1:53. DEPOT-CATALOG ORDERS OFFICE 113 — Dakota Foster (Clar) 11/25/2013.........................................65.95 pinnedDEPOT-CATALOG Brody Frain (COM), 1:28. OFFICE ORDERS 11/25/2013.........................................65.02 120 — Kruz Adamson (COM) WINDSTREAM major dec. Donte Peterson 11/25/2013.......................................712.16 (Clar), 14-3. EXCEL MECHANICAL CO INC 126 — Blake Luna (Clar) 11/25/2013.......................................470.88 pinned Wyatt Thompson (COM), MAINSTAY SYSTEMS INC 1:59. 11/25/2013.......................................945.00 132 — Spencer Wray (COM) FIENHAGE 11/25/2013...........................................5.60 pinned Rodney Baldwin (Clar), VERIZON WIRELESS 2:30. 11/25/2013.......................................360.11 138 — Joey Huntington (COM) ARAMARK pinned Kollyn Buch (Clar), 4:49. 12/09/2013.........................................15.58 * Tiebreak (34-34) criteria: 8-6 BYERS LOCK SHOP match victories. 12/09/2013.........................................71.25

CRESTON PUBLISHING CO 12/09/2013.........................................28.60 WASTE MGMT OF CRESTON 12/09/2013.......................................135.25 MEDIACOM 12/09/2013.......................................135.90 GREEN VALLEY PEST CONTROL 12/09/2013.........................................35.00 ALLIANT ENERGY 12/09/2013.....................................1942.35 ALLIANT ENERGY 12/09/2013.....................................1055.57 OFFICE MACHINES COMPANY INC 12/09/2013.........................................79.99 FIENHAGE 12/09/2013.........................................23.99 FIRST COMMUNICATIONS LLC 12/09/2013.......................................132.35 FIRST COMMUNICATIONS LLC 12/09/2013.........................................40.70 MASTERCARD/ISSB (IA ST SAV BK) 12/09/2013.......................................100.00 MASTERCARD/ISSB IA ST SAV BK 12/09/2013.......................................172.95 COUNSEL OFFICE & DOCUMENT 12/09/2013.......................................119.48 All voting aye, motion carried. NEW BUSINESS: Long Distance: Motion by Wilson and seconded by Wagner to approve and contract with Windstream for a one year contract. All voting aye, motion carried. Registered Domain: Motion by Wilson and seconded by Brown to register a Domain name in the amount of $130.00 for five years. All voting aye, motion carried. Vermeer mentioned a budget discussion for next month. The LEC Board members would like to thank Larry Wagner for his service as a Board member throughout the years and best wishes in the future. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, motion by Wagner and seconded by Wilson to adjourn the meeting at 4:55PM. All voting aye, motion carried. ATTEST: Theresa Pudenz, Deputy Auditor BY: Cathy Dryden, Chair Pending Approval Subject to Change


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