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ZOETIS SUPPORTS FFA The annual Zoetis FFA chapter support program provides funds for thousands of local FFA chapters, including the Creston FFA chapter. For more on the support program, see page 3A. >>


The Creston boys basketball team’s five-game winning streak was snapped with a 68-46 loss to Glenwood Tuesday night. For more on the Panthers, see SPORTS, page 8A. >>


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From left, Iowa State Savings Bank President Kevin Stewart, ISSB CEO Karl Knock and ISSB CFO Adam Snodgrass share a laugh Tuesday afternoon at Stewart’s desk. Knock announced his retirement as CEO during the bank’s 2017 annual meeting held Jan. 25. Snodgrass will move into the role of CEO upon Knock’s retirement.


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Iowa State Savings Bank has been owned by Karl Knock’s family for 77 years, since his grandfather S. Ray Emerson and Ike Menzer rode in the backseat of Cal Menzer’s car to a baseball game in St. Louis, brainstorming prominent citizens in Creston who might buy shares of the bank. That ownership was passed down from Emerson to his son-in-law Joe Knock and then to Karl. After spending the past 27 years with Iowa State Savings Bank, Karl announced his retirement as chief executive officer during the bank’s annual meeting held Jan. 25. Karl, 66, will remain involved with the bank, continuing his role as chairman of the board of directors, a

ISSB is hosting a retirement party to honor Karl for his many years of service to the bank and the communities served by Iowa State Savings Bank. The party will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at ISSB, located at 401 W. Adams St., in Creston.

position he has held since 1994. “Between the cross-training we’ve done and the solid management team that was surrounding me, the ESOP way of transition of ownership and the fact we’re having our first grandbaby, this is a good time for me to make the transition,” Karl said in his office Tuesday afternoon. With Karl’s retirement, Chief Financial Officer Adam Snodgrass is promoted to CEO. Kevin Stewart remains president of the bank and will continue to

comprise the bank’s executive management team with Snodgrass. Karl pointed to Stewart’s and Snodgrass’ experience as making for a seamless transition of leadership at the bank.

History ISSB was founded by a group of community members in 1884, and the bank recently celebrated its 132nd anniversary. Emerson and a group of investors then kept the bank open after the previous owners announced their intent to close the

business in 1940. Karl’s father, Joe, came to ISSB in 1949 as the bank’s agricultural loan officer and became president in 1950. Karl began working at the bank in high school and continued to work there during the summers while he was in college. “My dad and I both thought I needed wider experience,” Karl said. “I applied for and was accepted to work for the FDIC. That was in the early ‘80s when banks were failing. ... I got detailed to the division of liquidation and went to Tennessee where I worked in the investigations unit regarding significant fraud conducted by a couple of brothers who had 29 banks in Tennessee.” After his stint in Tennessee, Karl’s career with the FDIC took him to Chicago KNOCK | 2A

ing the clinics until 1 p.m. yesterday, and those entering the Medical Arts Plaza for New Life Family Medicine, Creston Vision Clinic, specialty physicians and services, Urgent Health Clinic and Union County Public Health were requested to don a mask before entering the building. Pediatric appointments were also recommended to be rescheduled until after 1 p.m.

Iowa GOP lawmakers OK bill to defund Planned Parenthood DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa will pass up millions in federal dollars in order to remove state funding for Planned Parenthood under a bill approved Tuesday by a group of Republican lawmakers, and the measure has strong support in the new GOP-majority Legislature. The 8-5 vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee followed hours of stalled debate over the measure, which proposes creating a state-run program that distributes money for family planning services to organi-

zations that don’t provide abortions. No family planning dollars are now spent on abortions in Iowa, a point that highlights the philosophical differences in the Iowa statehouse after the Nov. 8 election. Democrats lost control of the Senate for the first time in years, and they had previously stopped such legislation from advancing. Sen. Amy Sinclair, a Republican member of the committee, emphasized the bill would redistribute money to rural health clinics that IOWA | 2A



Kick it: St. Malachy student Zoey Wagner kicks a soccer ball into a goal assisted by teachers,

from left, Ann Levine and Dawna Mitchell during a students-versus-teachers sporting event held Tuesday at the school. The students won the event, which included a variety of sporting events. Also pictured, far left, is student Whisper Leeps waiting her turn.



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Harvest: Aaron Breneman, right, strips tobacco plants from a hanger while his father, Dave Breneman, plucks leaves from the stalks Tuesday at their greenhouse in rural Mount Ayr. The family plants, grows and weeds the tobacco crop, all by hand, throughout the year before harvesting and drying the plants in a greenhouse Jenifer Breneman runs, called Walnut Creek Farm Greenhouse. While the crop is drying, they add moisture to make the plants leathery, then, in winter, they pluck the leaves, put them in a tobacco press and package them into 50-pound bales to be transported to commercial facilities for cigarette and chew tobacco production.

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DEATHS Luella Adkisson Mount Ayr

Luella Adkisson, 72, of Mount Ayr died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., in Mount Adkisson Ayr with the Rev. Charles Weiman officiating. Burial is in Benton Cemetery

Martina Breheny Greenfield

Martina Breheny, 91, of Greenfield died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Community Care Center in Stuart. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield with burial Breheny in Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. The Rev. Ray Higgins will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home, 101 SE Fourth St., in Greenfield. A prayer service will be held

Aaron Mansour Creston

Aaron Mansour, 45, of Creston died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at his home in Creston after a 15-month battle with a recurrent brain tumor. Celebration of life memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, in Mansour Creston. The Rev. Mary O’Riley and the Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate the service. Visita-


at Benton. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home. Memorials are to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at Luella, daughter of Vernice Pauline (Adams) and Cecil Adkisson, was born July 17, 1944, in Ringgold County. Luella graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1963. Following graduation, she worked at Kokesh Hardware in Diagonal throughout the 1970s. Luella became a LPN, graduating from Southwestern Community College in 1981. She was a nurse at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines and Mount Ayr Health Care Center in

Mount Ayr. Luella was a member of Free Methodist Church in Mount Ayr. In later years, Luella became a resident of Mount Ayr Health Care Center and made it her home. Luella is survived her uncle Delbert Adams of Creston; aunts, Leola Adams of Mount Ayr and Renabelle Adams of Knoxville; John Woolheater of Creston, whom she helped raise with her good friend Karen Woolheater; and many cousins, other relatives and friends. Luella was preceded in death by her parents; brother Ronald Adkisson; Karen Woolheater and many aunts and uncles.Â

where he was in charge of the Westmont Consolidated Field Office. Then, in 1989, Karl and his wife, Jan, moved to Creston so Karl could work at ISSB with his father. “I knew that if I was ever going to come home and work with my dad and spend time with my dad and mom, it needed to be soon,� Karl said. “I had the chance to work with my dad for five years. I also had the chance to share my mother’s last years with her. Those were great years.� Returning to Creston also gave Karl and Jan the chance to raise their children in a small community and gave them the chance to get involved in the community.

7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Martina Breheny memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www. Martina Louise Breheny, daughter of John and Anna (Spain) O’Brien, was born Dec. 18, 1925, south of Stuart in Adair County near Port Union. Martina was educated at country schools in Adair County and graduated from Menlo High School with the class of 1943. Martina lived in San Francisco, California, and Lawrence, Kansas, during World War II while her family members were stationed there with the coast guard. On April 19, 1947, she married Vincent D. Breheny in Casey. They farmed northeast of Greenfield until 1985 when they retired to Greenfield. Martina worked on the farm having a big garden, canning, raising chickens,

sewing for her children and helping them with their 4-H projects. She was a devoted caregiver to her daughter, Mary Ann. Martina is survived by her children, Mary Ann Breheny of Greenfield, Teresa Weis of Creston, Patricia Knauer (Steve) of Greenfield, Kathleen Jennings of Johnston, Regina Sutherland (Gary) of Baxter, Phyllis Shilling (Kevin) of Greenfield and John Breheny (Leisa) of Greenfield; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita Bishop of Des Moines and Teresa Powell of Menlo; brother John B. O’Brien of Winterset; sister-in-law Phyllis O’Brien of Adair; other relatives and friends. Martina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent in 1998; sisters, Mary Cook, Elizabeth Waltz and Rose Cox; brother Wayne O’Brien; grandson Brian Chambers and great-granddaughter Jewels Renae Chambers.Â

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tion with family present will begin 10 a.m. Saturday and continue until the start of the service at the funeral home. Aaron has donated his body to a medical school and private internment of his cremated remains will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. Malachy School or Creston Area Food Pantry. Online condolences may be left at www. Aaron James Mansour, son of James E. and Christine M. (Gordon) Mansour, was born April 8, 1971, in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Creston High School in 1989. He obtained a degree in broadcasting from Northwest Missouri State in 1994. Aaron worked in mas-

ter control and then as a production coordinator for KSHB TV in Kansas City for 17 years. He later worked for KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska, for four months until his recent illness. Aaron is survived by his parents, Jim and Chris Mansour of Creston; brothers, Tony (Greta) Mansour of Brooklyn, New York, and Mike (Kari) Mansour of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces, Nola, Corinne and Ruth Mansour; nephew Eddie Mansour and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Aaron was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eddie and Ethel Mansour; maternal grandparents, Ray and Rosemary Gordon; and maternal uncle John Gordon.

Fire chief: Dog saves Clarinda family from house fire CLARINDA (AP) — A dog is being credited with saving a Clarinda family from a house fire. Clarinda Fire Chief Roger Williams tells the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil that firefighters were called just before 3:30 a.m.

Tuesday to the home in southwest Iowa. Williams says the family dog awoke a 17-year-old girl, who was then able to get her mother and a man out of the house. Williams says there were no smoke alarms in the rented house.

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The teen was treated at a health center for smoke inhalation. No one else was injured. Williams says the fire started in a living room couch, but the exact cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Karl said one of the biggest things he and Jan tried to do in Creston was make it a better place for people to live in than it would have been if they had not returned to Creston. In fact, some of the accomplishments Karl is most proud of during his career with ISSB bettered the community. “I’m very proud of some of the things we were able to do in the community,� Karl said. “Whatever I’ve done here, I couldn’t have done without Jan. As many people know, Jan’s involvement in the community has been significant. She’s been a wonderful partner in this time we’ve been in my hometown, not hers. And, she’s probably better known to people in the community and certainly more liked by


offer family planning services. “Please note women will not go without exams or care or screenings,� she said. “They’ll just be able to receive those services right where they live and in conjunction with their broader health care needs.� The four-page bill proposes Iowa give up participation in a Medicaid program that brings in about $3 million for family planning services in Iowa. The state contributes about $300,000 under a matching system. The bill does not include a price tag, but Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed that Iowa tap into separate federal dollars in order to fund the state program for about $3.4 million. Branstad’s plan would remove dollars designated for preventative programs for at-risk youth. Sen. Janet Petersen, a Democratic committee member, said the bill would end up costing the state more money, increase unintended pregnancies and hurt access to specialized health

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people in the community.� Karl and ISSB were instrumental in launching the Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) program at Creston Community High School. He learned about EAST at an economic development meeting and pitched the idea to then-CHS principal Todd Wolverton. From there, grants and various donations, including a donation from ISSB, helped kickstart the EAST program in the Creston schools. Karl also helped devise a plan to make improvements at McKinley Park – a plan that is still being utilized and expanded upon by the Creston Parks and Recreation board. At ISSB, Karl has helped expand the bank with the addition of a branch office in 2008. “I’m very proud of the organization that exists now, and I guess I had a lot to do with making it what it is today,� Karl said. “I’m proud of the people we have and their ability and their support for each other and the way they support our customers. I think the staff now is the best staff that maybe we’ve ever had.�

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ISSB becoming 100 percent employee owned. “I believe a community is better served by a bank that is both locally owned and managed. If my family’s involvement in this bank since the 1940s has been about anything, it’s been about that,� Karl said. Karl said he was fortunate in his time at ISSB to work with Dave Driskell, who retired as president of the bank in 2013. Karl called Driskell his father’s “righthand man� and one of the best bankers he’s ever seen.


Karl and Jan believed the bank best served the Creston community by remaining locally owned and managed. They formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which was launched in December 2010 and is transitioning ownership of ISSB to ISSB employees. Currently, 20 percent of the stock ownership belongs to ISSB employees, and the Knock family will continue to sell its stock to the ESOP with a long-term goal of

With their first grandchild due later this week or next week, Karl and Jan figure to spend plenty of time in retirement with their expanding family in Des Moines. Jan retired from ISSB as vice president of marketing in 2013 and has been a member of the board of directors for 22 years. She will also continue in her role with the board. They look forward to enjoying their love of travel and cultural affairs in the Des Moines area. And, for Karl, he looks forward to reading. “I see a title and I might buy it and put it on my shelf with the intent to read it sooner or later,� he said. “I’ve got a fair bit of those that were in the later column. So I’ve got some reading to do.�

care. She noted the bill, filed on the first day of the legislative session, is one of only a handful co-sponsored by every Republican senator. Another bill would add gun rights to the state constitution. She questioned how she would react if she was an Iowa taxpayer watching the legislative activity at the Capitol. “I’d be thinking, ‘Are they really working for me?’ she said. “I think the Iowa agenda is much bigger than guns and pap smears.� The legislation now heads to the full Senate for a floor vote. Supporters and opponents of the bill gathered at the Iowa Capitol for the meeting, and the turnout —several dozen — meant some people were unable to watch portions of the discussion. Tina Dicks, 48, came to

the statehouse from the nearby suburb of Bondurant with her twin 15-yearold daughters. Dicks, who works in fundraising, said she supports the measure because she feels strongly that no taxpayer dollars should be linked to an organization that perform abortions. “We’re here to let these legislators know that we want to be a voice for the unborn,� she said. Victoria Szopinski, 60, wore a Planned Parenthood T-shirt, pink cardigan and pink scarf to listen in on the meeting. The retiree from Ames, just north of Des Moines, said she expected to be at the Capitol several more times this year amid debate over abortion restrictions. “We’re living in a world of fake news and alternative facts,� she said. “The idea that these services will be available from other places is a misnomer.�


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ters each year. Since 2008, more than $8.8 million has helped chapters purchase equipment on school farms and in the classroom, helped build new animal agriculture facilities for FFA chapters, fund leadership development events and class projects, secure blue jackets and send members to their first National FFA Convention. Zoetis is also proud to sponsor and host National Association of Agricultural Educators workshops at the National FFA Convention, providing support, insight and resources to the teach-

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

Talk to officer, 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, North Lincoln Street. Suspicious vehicle, 8:27 a.m., Monday, West Howard Street. Welfare check, 9:35 a.m., Monday, South Lincoln Street. Talk to officer, 9:38 a.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Shoplifting, 11:21 a.m., Monday, Sheldon Street. Escort, 11:27 a.m., Monday West Howard Street. Accident, 1 p.m., Monday, North Sumner Avenue. Talk to officer, 2:11 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Accident, 3:41 p.m., Monday, West Taylor Street. Fraud, 4:39 p.m., Monday, Grand Avenue. Traffic stop, 5:18 p.m., Monday, Manor Drive. Welfare check, 5:34 p.m., Monday, North Maple Street. Disturbing the peace, 5:43 p.m., Monday, North Mulberry Street. Information, 5:44 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Violation of court order, 6:22 p.m., Monday, North Pine Street. Theft, 6:44 p.m., Monday, North Division Street. Theft, 7:20 p.m., Monday, North Division Street. Disturbing the peace, 7:54 p.m., Monday, North Birch Street. Traffic stop, 11:05 p.m., Monday, Cottonwood Road. Talk to officer, 12:25 a.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street. Missing adult, 3:38 a.m., Tuesday, South Pine Street. Traffic stop, 6:01 a.m., Tuesday, North Cherry Street. Accident, 8:10 a.m., Tuesday, South Chestnut Street. Reckless driving, 8:13 a.m., Tuesday, Osage Street. Trespassing, 8:16 a.m., Tuesday, North Poplar Street. Fraud, 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street. Suspicious vehicle, 11:38 a.m., Tuesday, Laurel Street. Theft, 1:07 p.m., Tuesday, North Chestnut Street. Drive off, 2:24 p.m., Tuesday, East Townline Street.



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‘The Trump Effect’ HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? The White House stood by President Trump’s order Monday to temporarily ban refugees from entering the United States for 90 days who are fleeing from terrorist-torn Muslim countries. However, the day ended beautifully. Syria just offered to take in 10,000 refugees from Chicago. President Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday for refusing to enforce his order banning refugees from seven countries. Women vowed to march in protest of her firing. By the time Trump’s finished angering women he’s going to have them in the best shape of their lives. President Trump fired the acting Attorney General, banned people from terror-torn countries, slashed rules on small businesses, initiated a free-trade deal with Britain and started building

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the Mexico border wall. Hollywood has a sincere question for Trump. WHERE do you get your cocaine? President Trump infuriated Muslims with a temporary visa ban Friday. He’s already insulted Mexico with the wall and angered China and India with tariff threats. Hardly a day has gone by in the last two weeks that another group isn’t outraged to be told that we can’t all be Anglo-Saxons. The White House cited better employment numbers since Election Day, which they dubbed the Trump Effect. I was just offered work in a highly-secure facility that offers free medical, free

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dental, free food, and a workout gym on the premises. However my defense attorney insists that we go to trial.     The White House explained the 90-day stay on visas from terror-prone countries buys time to develop extreme vetting. Southern Californians just assume that extreme vetting is the same as regular vetting except that in extreme vetting you investigate an immigrant while he’s snowboarding. The SAG Awards Sunday offered star after star ripping Trump’s visa ban on terrorist hot-spot countries. It’s not the only ban that angers Hollywood. Membership in the Los Angeles Country Club requires $3 million plus proof positive that you have never had an actor in your family. President Trump’s executive order temporarily staying visas from seven countries designated

by Obama as terrorist hot spots drew the predictable fury from the mainstream media on Monday. If only we would listen. ISIS has been trying to tell us for two years that they’re not the bad guys here. ISIS spokesmen ridiculed President Trump for banning refugees from the countries ISIS is tearing up. They can cackle all they like, but the ban will prevent them from entering the United States. They’re too arrogant to go to Mexico and wait their turn at the truck stop like everybody else. Breitbart writer Milo Yiannapoulos roiled Cal Berkeley on Wednesday with his free-speech lecture attacking gay activism, feminists and Black Lives Matter. A poll shows only 40 percent of college students believe in free speech. The rest believe speech should be paid for by the government. Tim Tebow finished sixth in USA TODAY’s poll of America’s

favorite NFL quarterbacks even though he retired. He’s deaf. Every day God offers him the first Baptist Church in Dallas in five years if he’ll get his butt to seminary, then he gets up off his knees and takes minor league batting practice. President Trump caused a steep drop in the value of the peso Friday by proposing a 20 percent tax on every good coming in from Mexico to pay for the wall. Twenty percent sounds very high. That means if the Border Patrol finds five Mexicans in a car trunk, one of them has to go back. Democrats in Washington had a seminar Friday on how to talk to everyday Americans. That’s insane. If the party of FDR, LBJ, Hubert Humphrey, Bill Clinton and Harry Truman now needs coaching on how to talk to everyday Americans, it looks like we adjusted the Doomsday Clock too soon.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fundraisers pay for 10 Honor Flights From Shannon Smith Business Education and FBLA adviser

Creston Community High School

I wanted to give you some great news on this Tuesday morning. All of our efforts to help Union County veterans attend the Honor Flights really paid off. Between the wrestling meet activities and the coin

wars, as a community, we raised $7,741.96 which translates into 10 Honor Flights for Union County veterans. Our beginning goal had been to sponsor eight veterans and we are so happy we were able to surpass this. Thank you so much for your generosity to this great cause! The winners of the pizza and cookie parties are as follows: ECC: First place – Weese, second place – Chesnut

Elementary: First place – Gardner, second place – Hardisty Middle School: First place – Thomson, second place – Wagner Parochial Schools: First place – Surma (St. Malachy), second place – Dillinger (Mayflower) High School: First place – Smith (I swear it wasn’t rigged!), second place – Eblen

Monopoly on gas prices should end soon From Jim Stalker Creston

Regarding your column, Jan. 26, your concern about Casey’s apparently locked on price of $2.35 will probably be corrected as soon as the new station, just east of the present Casey’s on the corner of Highways 34 and 25, is built. I understand it will be a

non-attended, credit card only drive-thru, similar to the one at the old Farmer’s co-op, and will probably discount their price. Casey’s near monopoly will end with that. Casey’s should have been aligning itself with Des Moines all along and maybe other outfits wouldn’t want to start up in Creston. That dime extra means a lot to people. On another note, I miss Bee-

tle Bailey in the cartoon section. Lately, I’ve noticed that you’ve down sized the entire cartoon space. Please don’t phase it out altogether. People need to find non-political humor. Politics contain enough humor without showing it to us in a picture, especially one that’s already been shown in the Omaha Herald that many locals subscribe to.

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‘For Lands Sake’ seminar offered in Winterset WINTERSET – Iowa Landowner Option invites everyone to a mini-seminar titled “For Lands Sake!” to learn: How can I protect my land for the future? What legal tools are available?

How can I start the research process? The seminar is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Winterset Library Community Room, 123 N. Second St., in Winterset. There will be a short overview by Iowa Natural Her-

itage Foundation (INHF) staff with Q&A. This seminar is provided free with a light soup supper. Local Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and INHF staff will be on hand for questions, resources and handouts.

Lenox area farm couple named Master Pork Producers

CLIVE – The Iowa Pork Producers Association announces a Taylor County couple has been selected as 2016 Master Pork Producers. Seth and Jennifer Evans received the award at the Iowa Pork Congress Banquet Jan. 25 in Des Moines. IPPA presented the couple with the award emblem, the brass Master Pork Producer belt buckle and a certificate of achievement. A brief multi-media presentation of the Evans pork operation also was shown. The Lenox farmers have a 600-head sow farm and independent farrow-to-finish swine business. They currently market 13,000 pigs per year through finishing barns they own and manage themselves. Additionally, they maintain a 60-head cow/calf herd with purebred Angus and Angus-Simmental crosses. Seth grew up in the swine industry, helping with his father’s 300-head sow farm. After Seth returned home from Northwest Missouri State University in

Maryville, Missouri, where he played baseball and studied animal science, the family built the current sow farm. His father, sister, brotherin-law, wife and children are actively involved in the operation today. The Evans are very conscious of biosecurity measures and protocols. Their closed herd of 30 years has managed to stay porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome (PRRS) naive during this time. With health and biosecurity carrying a lot of emphasis, the operation utilizes very few antibiotics delivered via feed. This speaks to their herdsmanship and exceptional management skills. Seth and Jennifer are rightfully proud of their farm’s ability to utilize all the grain raised on their 1,200 acres of land as it is the perfect amount of land to utilize the manure nutrients from the pigs. They own and operate their own feed mill, and employ several soil conservation measures such as strip tillage and cover crops on all their acres.

The couple is very active in their community. Seth and Jennifer have two children, and both coach their children’s sports teams at Lenox Community School. Seth is a past extension council member for Taylor County, and currently serves as a township trustee. They are members of the Taylor County Pork Producers and Iowa Pork Producers Association. Nominated by their neighbors and peers, Master Pork Producers are recognized for their innovation, attention to quality, efficiency and production records within their farm enterprise. They are considered industry leaders who are committed to producing the highest quality pork products. Their operations are environmentally sound, they care about the livestock, are good neighbors and active in their community. IPPA and Iowa State University have carefully selected Master Pork Producers every year since 1942.

Learn how to enjoy veggies with ISU Extension program CORNING – Vegetable intake is important for overall health; however, Iowans are not consuming the recommended servings of vegetables daily, with more than one-quarter or 26.9 percent, of adults in Iowa eating vegetables less than one time daily. Vegetable consumption is important for optimal weight management and chronic disease prevention. Barb Fuller, ISU Extension nutrition and well-

ness program specialist, will present the “Viva Las Veggies” program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Adams County ISU Extension and Outreach office, 603 Seventh St., in Corning. Participants will learn the potential health benefits of including more vegetables in the diet, discuss barriers to increasing vegetable intake, model vegetable consumption by making a salad and sampling homemade dressings

and set goals to meet the daily vegetable recommendation. For more information or to register, contact the Adams County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 641-322-5136 by Feb. 10. 

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Changes in leadership complete at CHI Health Mercy in Corning CORNING – Joan Neuhaus, senior vice president of CHI Health Support Services, recently announced that Deb Goldsmith became president of regional operations for CHI Health. For the past year, Goldsmith has overseen the operations of CHI Health’s owned critical-access hospitals (CAH), while maintaining her role as president of CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning. Neuhaus shared that Goldsmith has done an excellent job, working with the CAH presidents, to expand access and maintain CAH profitability throughout the region.   In her new role, Goldsmith will have oversight responsibility for CHI Health wholly owned hospitals CHI Health Missouri Valley Hospital in Missouri Valley, CHI Health Schuyler Hospital in Schuyler, Nebraska, CHI Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, Nebraska, CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning, CHI Health Plainview Hospital in Plainview, Nebraska, and CHI Health managed hospitals Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair, Nebraska, Thayer County Health System in Hebron, Nebraska, and Pawnee County Memorial Hospital in Pawnee City, Nebraska.   In addition to hospital oversight, all operations to support CHI Health’s critical-access-hospital networks will also fall under Goldsmith. This will include work in the areas of credentialing, peer review, quality and operational support for our CAH network.   One of Goldsmith’s first decisions was the selection of a new president for CHI Health Mercy in Corning. Goldsmith recently announced the ap-

pointment of Lisa Wolfe to the position of president for Mercy Hospital Corning and Clinics with administrative duties that began Jan. 1. “We are pleased that Lisa Wolfe accepted this leadership role,” Goldsmith said. “Lisa has been a strong team member at the management level and advocate for Mercy Corning. As president, she brings a wealth of knowledge from her hands-on health-care experience and former leadership responsibilities.” Lisa (Kannas) Wolfe has worked for CHI Health Mercy Corning 13 years starting in education and clinical support services and serving as operations director for ancillary services for the past Wolfe e i g h t years. Wolfe was a graduate of Corning High School and received her registered associate degree in nursing from Southwestern Community College, her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Phoenix and currently is working towards a Master’s Degree in health care administration. She is married to John Wolfe of Creston, and together they have two sons, Jacob and Jay. “I am honored to have been selected to fill the role as president. When I returned to my hometown to work 13 years ago, I knew I was making a good choice to support the health care of this community. One of my first duties was as the health career instructor for Corning High School. It’s rewarding to see those students now have active

health careers and making a difference for others,” said Wolfe. “It’s that type of future I see for our hospital: to make a difference for our community and for people’s health. The business of health care is changing rapidly, but one constant for Mercy Corning is the compassion, quality and dedication of service to those who come to us for health care. I’m excited to lead the hospital and clinics on the journey to remain a strong, viable asset of our area.” CHI Health Mercy Corning is part of the CHI Health regional health network stretching across Nebraska and southwest Iowa. They serve patients and communities through 15 hospitals, two standalone behavioral-health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations. The system includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2013, the organization provided a combined $130.7 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. “Mercy Corning is a key player in CHI Health’s ongoing mission to provide quality health service to the residents of southwest Iowa and southeast Nebraska regions. It is a win-win partnership to have this hospital in our network and to work together to keep health care services where they need to be, close to those who need them,” Goldsmith said. “I have every confidence in Wolfe’s ability to continue in providing the leadership to strengthen Mercy Corning abilities to meet that need.”

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HOROSCOPE For Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your enthusiasm for something will make bosses and parents sit up and listen. Just make sure your ideas are doable and realistic. Nevertheless, enthusiasm is contagious! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re excited about big travel plans, because you want to go places! You also will enjoy studying lofty topics and having profound discussions about philosophy, religion and politics. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If you have to decide how to divide an inheritance or share something today, you will be more than generous. This is why you must be sure to take care of your own best interests. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Conversations with partners and close friends are upbeat and friendly today. You’re in the mood to schmooze and have fun! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You have great ideas at work today because you are enthusiastic about something. You will find it easy to get others to climb

on board and endorse what you want to do. Work-related travel is likely. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a playful, fun-loving day! Make plans to socialize with others. Enjoy sports events, fun activities with children and romantic get-togethers. Have fun! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You have big plans today about future repairs for where you live. However, this also is a great day to have the gang over for good food and drink. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You are optimistic today. You’re pondering big ideas and big projects. This is all well and good, but just make sure that what you want to do is doable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a great day for business and commerce. Whatever you do today could possibly boost your income, because you have moneymaking ideas. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today Mercury is in your sign, dancing with lucky moneybags Jupiter. This makes you full of big ideas. Others will be

attracted to your enthusiasm and positive frame of mind. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a pleasant day! Whatever you do, you will feel confident about the future and your upcoming plans. You value your privacy today. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a great day to hang out with younger people and have fun. You will enjoy interacting with clubs, groups and associations. You feel positive about your future goals. YOU BORN TODAY You are independent, and you also are sensitive and affectionate. You want to be loved. You are imaginative and wonderfully creative. Take advantage of opportunities that present themselves this year, because this is the year you’ve been waiting for. Expect a major change, perhaps as significant as what occurred around 2006. It’s time to test your future! Birthdate of: Christie Brinkley, model; James Joyce, author; Gemma Arterton, actress. (c) 2017 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


Dear Heloise: In a recent column asking about FREEZING MILK, you stated that you cannot freeze canned items. Why not? Does the can do something to the food? I’m asking because I freeze canned peaches in 100 percent fruit juice. I then put the frozen peaches into a blender and make a healthy sorbet. – Lori S., via email Well, Lori, checking with our friends at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, freezing foods in cans can cause health issues. The food inside the cans expands when frozen, which might cause the can to swell. Once the can seams are compromised in any way, there is the potential for bacteria to get in. In the future, do not freeze your canned items, and always throw away any canned food that is swollen, no matter the temperature. – Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 782795000 Fax: 210-HELOISE Email: Heloise(at)

CRUMB CATCHER Dear Heloise: I like baking cookies. My hint is for easy cleanup of the residual crumbs that drop from the cooling racks. This hint works for the single cooling rack or the very handy three-tiered stackable cooling racks. Simply place your cooling rack(s) on a baking sheet. Once the cookies have been removed, then remove the cooling rack(s) and take the baking sheet to the sink or trash can for crumb disposal. If you keep the crumbs for other purposes, then you can easily pour them into a zipper-top bag or container. – Mary A., Vancouver, Wash. DEFROSTING FOOD Dear Heloise: I purchase disposable aluminum pans in different shapes and sizes at my local dollar store. When I have anything that I need to defrost in the refrigerator, I place it in one of these pans (using the size and shape that fits the item). The item defrosts in the pan, with no messy juices or liquids getting on the refrigerator shelves, saving me cleanup and also preventing contaminating other foods. I wash and reuse these pans. When the pans become too

dirty or bent out of shape, I recycle them. This is one way I feel I am making my life easier and keeping my family safe and healthy. – Jeanie H., Hueytown, Ala. KEEPING TRACK Dear Heloise: I love to bake cookies, but sometimes I forget how many cups of flour, sugar, etc., I’ve added. I now take spoons out (equal to however many cups), and when I mix one cup of an ingredient in, I move the spoon away. This has helped keep me from making a mistake by adding too much or too little. This really helps if I get sidetracked by the phone. – Pamela K., Colorado Springs, Colo. STICKY HINT Dear Heloise: I write my grocery list on sticky notes. When I cannot open one of those pesky produce plastic bags, I stick the sticky edge of the note along one side of the bag at the very top, next to the opening. The result is that one side of the opening is then more rigid than the opposing side, making it easy to open. – Linda W., Kerrville, Texas (c)2017 by King Features Syndicate Inc.

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Creston News Advertiser | Wednesday, February 1, 2017

5 clever hacks to simplify any family’s morning routine (BPT) – Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you’re running late and the kids haven’t even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the stressful start to the day and start taking control of your mornings. A few simple tips and tricks will turn the morning craze into smooth sailing. Plus, when you have a stress-free start, the rest of the day just seems to go better. Select a week’s worth of clothes Sunday night. Instead of choosing outfits the night prior, supersize your time-saving efforts by doing this task just once on Sunday night. Involve kids in selecting their clothes for the week so they feel empowered in their choices. Then hang entire outfits in the closet or stack in one drawer dedicated to weekday wear. When mornings come, kids know exactly where to find the day’s duds. Bonus: you don’t have to worry about midweek laundry. Create a routine and set alarms. Create a morning routine and stick to it. For example, kids wake at 7 a.m., eat breakfast at 7:15 a.m., get dressed and ready at 7:30 a.m., then out the door by 8 a.m. And if the kids need to share a bathroom, set a daily bathroom schedule with alarms to keep kids on track and avoid arguments in the morning. Get ready before waking up the kids. Trying to ready yourself for the day while helping the kids is a recipe for disaster. This is why waking before the rest of the family really makes mornings happier. Try getting up 30 minutes before the kids so you have time to get ready and enjoy a cup of coffee. You’ll be fully awake, much happier and can focus on helping the kids stay on-task. Create morning rules. Just like you don’t let kids eat dessert before dinner to ensure they eat well, set rules for the morning to keep things moving. For example, no TV until all morning tasks are completed. For teens, smartphones and other mobile devices must remain on the kitchen table until they are ready to go. Sundays = meal prep.

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what’s cookin’ in MUFFINS What are the perfect muffins? Well, the internet says “that they are not overly sweet, have a fluffy texture and golden-brown domed top, and are best served warm with butter, honey or your favorite jam or jelly.” Barb and I didn’t need twelve muffins, so we cut these recipes in half as we did with many of the recipes we tried. For a change-up at breakfast time, give these a try. Smakelijk eten! UBER-BERRY MUFFINS 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/4 cup granulated sugar 5 Tbsp. butter, melted 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 cup fresh blueberries and/or raspberries 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup dried tart red cherries, blueberries, and/or cranberries 1/2 tsp. salt turbinado sugar (optional) 2/3 cup buttermilk Preheat oven to 400°. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside. In a 2-cup measure whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, eggs, and 3 tablespoons of the melted butter. Add all at once to flour mixture. Gently stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Add blueberries and/or raspberries and dried fruit; gently fold in. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with remaining melted butter and, if desired, sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. TOASTY WHOLE GRAIN ORANGE MUFFINS 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 cup regular rolled oats 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled 1 orange 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional) 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 3 Tbsp. butter, melted 1/4 cup sugar orange marmalade (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder Preheat oven to 400°. Place oats, cooled cooked quinoa, and walnuts in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan; toss together. Add oil; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Remove; cool in pan on a wire rack. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together all but 1/4 cup of the quinoa mixture, the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside. Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from the orange. Juice the orange to get 3 tablespoons. In a 2-cup measure whisk together buttermilk, eggs, sour cream, butter, orange juice, and orange peel. Add all at once to flour mixture. Gently stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining quinoa mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with orange marmalade. what’s cookin’ in kyp’s kitchen sponsored by:


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The Numbers Game


Straight 20-win seasons for North Carolina. The last time they didn’t was Roy Williams’ first year in Chapel Hill. Even then, the Tar Heels won 19 games that season.

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Creston rallies for road win Free throws huge for Panthers late



Middle School basketball roundup STAFF REPORT

The Creston seventh grade boys basketball teams fell at Winterset Tuesday. The A team fell 59-20 to the Huskies. “Trailed 19-10 at half. Could not handle Winterset’s pressure in the second half. Lots of turnovers resulted in a bunch of empty possessions,” Creston coach Mike McCabe said. Derek Paup led the way with six points. Khalil Sherrod scored four, Brayton Cluasen put up three, Garett Burkhalter scored two, Chris Wilson had two, Luke Tebbenkamp added two and Avery Fuller had a point. The B team lost 26-22 in overtime. “Great game. Kids played very hard. Proud of them,” McCabe said. Scorers were Victor Arevalo (6), Luke Tebbenkamp (5), Tyler Loudon (4), Garett Burkhalter (4), Kyle Dillinger (2), and Tyson Smith (1).

Eighth-grade girls defeat Atlantic Creston’s eighthgrade girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins Thursday over Atlantic. The A team won 3515. Creston led 10-1 after one quarter, 18-7 at halftime and 27-12 after three quarters. The Trojans made a concerted effort to slow down Kelsey Fields. Those efforts backfired as other Panthers stepped up. Sam Dunphy led the way with 21 points, along with seven rebounds. Fields had six points and 10 rebounds. Rylie Driskell had four points. Morgan Buxton chipped in two points. Braelyn Baker added two points, four assists MS | 10A

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CNA sports editor

GLENWOOD — Creston’s girls basketball team has faced stiff teams on the road this season, but fallen short in most games. The Panthers finally broke through into the win column on the road Tuesday, edging Glenwood 47-41

in Hawkeye 10 Conference play. “It was good. We needed it, no doubt,” said Creston coach Ryan McKim. “We’ve played four, five road games against good teams and come up empty-handed. It was good to finally get a road win.” Creston was aggressive, taking the ball into the paint repeatedly, then getting fouled. Creston was 17-of25 at the free throw line. “We were being strong with the ball, getting to the free throw line and knocking down free throws,” McKim

said. Brielle B a k e r took the Panthers on her shoulders. The P a n t h e r Baker sophomore scored a game-high 20 points, including 9-of-10 at the free throw line. “Brielle plays really hard all the time,” McKim said. “She took the ball to the hole.” Baker was 4-of-15 from the floor.

“She had some misfires around the basket,” McKim said. “She would’ve finished 30 if she would’ve finished some of those. It was really rough.” Creston controlled the glass. Lexie Little led the effort on the glass with 10 rebounds. Cammy Rutherford had nine boards. Baker added seven boards, while Madison Callahan grabbed five. “We rebounded the ball pretty well,” McKim said. “Cammy, Lexie, Cayla (Maitlen), Brielle did a pretty good job overall of rebounding.”

T h e g a m e was close throughout. Glenwood led 14-13 after one quarter and 21- Little 18 at halftime. The Panthers trimmed it to 29-28 after three quarters. Creston took control in the fourth, outscoring Glenwood 20-12. “They were up four, we BOYS | 10A


Rams snuff out Panther win streak By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

The Creston boys basketball team’s 20-16 lead after a quarter didn’t last long into the second quarter of Tuesday’s Hawkeye 10 Conference game as visiting Glenwood started the second with a 19-0 run on its way to a 68-46 win. Creston’s five-game win streak was snapped. “We had our chances to crawl our way back into it. Didn’t execute the way we wanted to on defense or offense,” Creston coach Taylor Phipps said. “We weren’t switching fast enough and recognizing some of their movements. On offense, we just have to knock down some more shots.” The Rams took advantage of some foul trouble from Panther guards Kylan Smallwood and Evan Jacobson, and hounded Creston with a press that yielded them several quick buckets in the second. “It definitely hurt. I was a little upset with a few of the missed calls... They didn’t really have anybody in  foul trouble and that definitely changed the complexion of the game a little bit,” Phipps said. “We’ve just got to be smarter than that and realize how the game is being called and adjust to it.”  What was a four-point lead completely reversed as all momentum swung to Glenwood. Trevor Downing scored the last points of the firs half on an and-one bucket, but Creston still trailed 35-23 at half. Andrew Blum made things no easier for the Panthers by being virtually


Creston sophomore Kylan Smallwood takes the ball to the hoop and has a charge called on him, taken by Glenwood junior Cody Buresh, in the first half Creston’s 68-46 loss to Glenwood Tuesday.

unguardable. His 18 firsthalf points came in a variety of ways, be it on jumpers, drives to the basket or 3-pointers. He led all scorers with 23 points. “He’s definitely a great

athlete and a good basketball player,” Phipps said. “He got a couple second chance opportunities there. We did a much better job on him in the second half and the first half he definitely hurt us.”

The Rams showed no desire to slow down in the third quarter. After a Smallwood steal and layup cut the Ram lead to 10 at 35-25, Glenwood scored the next 10 points. An array of runners, float-

ers and short shots in the lane proved a successful formula for Glenwood to put distance between the two teams. Consecutive buckets by Nate Mohr in that stretch BOYS | 10A

COMMENTARY How good of a story is Drake men’s basketball? Time will tell DES MOINES — “If you watched these guys play in November and December… and now you’re watching the way they’ve played in the last month, that turnaround is one of the better stories I think in college basketball this year to this point.” That is what Northern Iowa head basketball coach Ben Jacobson had to say about the performance of the Drake Bulldogs over the course of the last two months of action for the team. In the time following Drake’s 1-7 start and Ray Giacoletti’s subsequent resignation as head coach, the Bulldogs have gone 6-8. Not exactly lighting the world on fire right? The difference in the play of the Bulldogs however, is negligible.  When Drake welcomed Loyola (Chicago) to the Knapp Center for the Missouri Valley Conference opener, the Bulldogs grabbed a

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large lead, fended off a late run and started MVC play 1-0. That game set the tone for how the Bulldogs have played since. Saturday’s 71-63 loss to the Panthers was hotly-contested throughout.  As for Jacobson’s kind words, coming from a coach whose team seems to have figured out solutions to its early season slump, his words were welcome with hesitation by Drake interim head coach Jeff Rutter.  “I appreciate him saying that. Our staff is incredibly, incredibly proud of our guys,” Rutter said. “As their confidence has grown, it has been so fun to watch them

make plays out there on the floor for each other for themselves, winning plays, crunch-time plays…I’d like to speak for these guys as well (players) we’re just kind of in our own little bubble…just trying to get better, enjoying the experience, enjoying the journey. And just to be us.” Included within the stretch since conference play started were several impressive results, including a momentous road win at Missouri State last Tuesday. The Bulldogs also came into Saturday’s game the winners of DRAKE | 10A CNA photo by KALEB CARTER

AT RIGHT — Drake junior Ore Arogundade drives to the hoop in the second half of the Bulldogs’ 71-63 loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers at the Knapp Center Saturday in Des Moines. Defending is Northern Iowa senior Jeremy Morgan.



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Panthers recognized on senior night Panther girls win on senior night, both squads lose at Denison



CNA sports reporter

The Creston/Orient-Macksburg varsity bowlers split their meet with Knoxville Thursday on Senior Day. “Our match with Knox-

ville was senior day. A good crowd was on hand to send off our eight seniors and to recognize our senior parents for all the help and support they have given our program,” coach Ron Pendegraft said. The girls defeated Knoxville by a pin count of 2,336 -2,176.  Three Panther bowlers reached above a 300 series with Livi Hartman leading the way with a 359. Also bowling above 300 were Sophie Schuler with a 347 and Casey Batten with a 344.  “This was a very positive

step for the girls,” Pendegraft said. “They are coming into their stride as we move towards the end of the year and I expect to see much more out of them.” The boys fell 2,716-2,003 in a strong showing by Knoxville. Zac Hague’s score of 279 led the way while Tay Wright helped with a 268.  “The Knoxville boys came in very hot and threw a score of 2,716 which is over 100 pins above their average,” Pendegraft said. “Needless to say we ran into a very good team. But you

can’t play defense in bowling so we will do what we can to get better before we face them again in Regionals.”

Girls varsity Creston/O-M 2,336, Knoxville 2,176 Creston/O-M individual games — Sophie Schuler 176, 171 — 347; Kim Orr 147, 136 — 283; Laura Weis 147, 102 — 249; Alex Miller 160, 90 — 250; Casey Batten 167, 177 — 344; Livi Hartman 178, 181 — 359. Bakers — 128, 133, 177, 160, 155 — 758  Boys varsity  Knoxville 2,716, Creston/O-M 2,003 Creston/O-M individual games — Tanner Amos 110, 117 — 227; Josh Rafter 87, 125 — 212; Dylan Linch  146, 112 — 258; Nick Case 139, 115 — 254; Tay Wright 119, 149 — 268; Zac Hague 106, 173 — 279. Bakers — 105, 135, 117, 200, 160 — 717

Panthers fall at D-S

DENISON — Saturday, the Panther bowlers dropped their matches at Denison-Schleswig.  The Panthers struggled with inconsistency.  “The guys actually did not throw too badly scoring above their average, but inconsistency was an issue,” assistant coach Jerry Hartman said. “The girls just could not find their line and a lot of pins were left where they normally would have cleaned them up.” Creston/O-M’s girls lost by 425 pins while the boys lost by 417 pins.  Girls varsity 

Denison-Schleswig 2,223, Creston/ O-M 1,798 Creston/O-M individual games — Tommie O’Neall 65, 124 — 189; Sara Williamson 130, 103 — 233; Karlmen Chuong 138, 124 — 262; Sophie Schuler 94, 121 — 215; Laura Weis 98, 98 — 196; Kim Orr 116, 165 — 281. Bakers — 121, 95, 139, 117, 139 — 611.  Boys varsity  Denison-Schleswig 2,718, Creston/ O-M 2,301 Creston/O-M individual games — Isaac Jacobson 95, 97 — 192; Jonathan Seals 98, 147 — 245; Dylan Linch 149, 155 — 304; Nick Case 134, 103 — 237; Tay Wright 188, 121 — 309; Zac Hague 124, 204 — 328.  Bakers — 162, 149, 215, 181, 171 — 878 Boys JV Denison-Schleswig 1,665, Creston/ O-M 1,630 Creston/O-M individual games — Emilien Florentin 89, 136 — 225; Josh Rafter 100, 86 — 186; Tanner Amos 129, 107 — 236; Brenton Barber 116, 120 — 236; Brad Boyer 104, 123 — 227. 


Nodaway Valley girls upset Mount Ayr CNA sports editor

G R E E N F I E L D — Nodaway Valley used strong performances in the first and fourth quarters to upset Class 2A seventh-ranked Mount Ayr 4226 Tuesday in Pride of Iowa Conference girls basketball. The Wolverines jumped out to a 7-2 lead after the first quarter and stretched it to 18-12 at halftime. Mount Ayr cut into the lead a bit in the third, but Nodaway Valley still led 23-19 heading into the fourth. Nodaway Valley dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring Mount Ayr 19-7. Defense set the tone for Nodaway Valley. The Wolverines held Mount Ayr standout Kelcie Shields to four points. Nodaway Valley’s guards also limited Mount Ayr’s looks from the perimeter. “It was a great defensive effort,” said Nodaway Valley coach Tom Thompson. “Our guards did an excellent job of identifying shooters and contesting shots.” The Wolverines’ Paige McElfish controlled the paint, scoring a game-high 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 8-of-11 at the free throw line. She also grabbed 13 rebounds. Josie Clarke added 10 points and 12 rebounds in their final regular season home game. Sam Stewart led Mount Ayr with eight points off the bench. Caylie Hickman had seven points, and dished out five assists in coming off the bench as well. Kelcie Shields was held to four points, but did grab 10 rebounds.  Mount Ayr was held to 11-of-58 shooting, well below its season average. MA (26) 2 10 7 7 NV (42) 7 11 5 19 Mount Ayr scoring — Caylie Hickman 2 1-2 7. Macy Larson 0 0-0 0. Blair Glendenning 0 0-0 0. Megan Warin 1 1-2 3. Sam Stewart 4 0-2 8. Tess Shields 0 0-0 0. Sara Winemiller 2 0-0 4. Kelcie Shields 2 0-0 4. Nodaway Valley scoring — Paige McElfish 6 8-11 22. Josie Clarke 4 2-4 10. Annie Herr 0 3-6 3. Natalie Daugherty 1 0-0 3. Jodi Baudler 0 2-4 2. Addie Lamb 0 2-2 2.

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MU (42) 10 14 11 7 MURR (70) 16 22 19 13 Murray scoring — Katie Otto 6 2-2 14. Zadie Hatfield 5 0-0 11. Kayla Wookey 2 6-9 10. Ally Waske 4 2-2 10. Bre Klein 4 0-1 8. Brandi Gilbert 3 1-2 7.

Southwest Valley tops Lenox LENOX — A big third quarter was what Southwest Valley needed to take control pin picking up a 51-28 win over Lenox Tuesday in Pride of Iowa girls basketball. The Timberwolves held slim leads of 9-3 after one quarter and 20-12 at halftime.  “We got off to a slow start offensively, but we played great team defense the entire game,” said Southwest Valley coach Allen Naugle.  Southwest Valley surged in the third quarter, outscoring Lenox 25-4 to take a commanding 45-15 lead into the fourth quarter. “We had a great third quarter offensively,” Naugle said. “We started to get some open shots to drop and shot much better at the free throw line in the second half.” Good passing sparked the Timberwolves offense after halftime. “We had much better ball movement in the second half. That helped lead to open shots,” Naugle said. Southwest Valley moved to .500 on the season at 9-9. “The overall effort was great and I thought the girls did a great job getting the win to get back to .500 overall and improve our conference record.” Morgan Shuey led Southwest Valley with a game-

high 21 points. Danica Sunderman had eight points and seven rebounds. Hailey Thomas added eight points.

LEN (28) 3 8 4 13 SWV (51) 9 11 25 6 Southwest Valley scoring — Hailey Thomas 1 6-7 8. Lexy Haer 1 4-5 6. Jentry Schafer 1 1-4 3. Miah Hummel 2 0-0 4. Morgan Shuey 8 3-5 21. Danica Sunderman 4 1-2 9.

Bluegrass girls Tuesday: MT tops Orient-Macksburg HUMESTON — Mormon Trail jumped out to a big lead early and never relinquished it in rolling to a 58-17 win over Orient-Macksburg in Bluegrass Conference girls basketball. The Saints led 25-6 after one quarter and 38-10 at halftime. Kaylee Parmer and Payton Gwinn each had 17 points to lead Mormon Trail. Orient-Macksburg was paced by Hailey Johnson’s six points. Kaela Eslinger added five points. O-M (17) 6 10 11 17 MT (58) 25 38 45 58

POI Boys Tuesday: MA edges NV G R E E N F I E L D — Mount Ayr held on for a 54-53 win at Nodaway Valley Tuesday in Pride of Iowa Conference boys basketball. The Raiders led 46-37 with two minutes to go. The Wolverines went on a late 16-8 run to close within one. Nodaway Valley had a shot at the buzzer, but it fell short. Isaac Grose led the Raiders with 25 points. Luke Wurster added 14 points.

Spencer Lamb had a game-high 27 points, including 10-of-12 at the free throw line for Nodaway Valley, along with 17 rebounds. Beau Weinheimer added 12 points.

MA (54) 16 6 14 18 NV (53) 13 4 15 21 Mount Ayr scoring — John Young 0 0-2 0. Luke Wurster 4 2-2 14. Isaac Grose 9 7-13 25. Dawson Frost 2 3-4 9. Tristan Holmes 2 0-0 5. John Shields 1 0-0 2. Nodaway Valley scoring — Beau Weinheimer 4 0-0 12. Spencer Thompson 1 2-2 5. Spencer Lamb 8 10-12 27. Dallas Kreager 1 0-0 3. Brady Hilpipre 1 0-0 2. Ryan Baudler 1 1-4 4.

Bluegrass boys Tuesday: MT downs Orient-Macksburg HUMESTON — Orient-Macksburg’s Dylan Nichols had his offensive game firing, but Mormon Trail was a little better as a team as the Saints cruise to an 83-47 win in Bluegrass Conference boys basketball Tuesday. Mormon Trail led 23-7 after the first and 44-27 at halftime. The Saints put the game out of reach in the third, outscoring the Bulldogs 26-8 to lead 70-35 heading into the fourth. Parker Hitt led Mormon Trail with 20 points. Tanner Wetterling and Travis Pollock scored 20 and 17 points respectively.  Nichols led all scorers with 31 points. Noah Nichols added eight for the Bulldogs. OM (47) 7 20 8 12  MT (83) 23 21 26 13 

Monday boys: Kreager, Wolverines top

Tigers LENOX — Nodaway Valley’s Dallas Kreager had a game he’ll remember for some time to come Monday in Lenox. The Wolverines senior was on target all over the floor in helping Nodaway Valley to a 60-56 win over the host Tigers in a Pride of Iowa Conference game being made up from Jan. 17. Kreager scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of11 shooting from the floor, including 5-of-7 from threepoint range. He also contributed seven rebounds and two assists. Lenox took the lead 2-0 at the five minute mark of the first quarter. Nodaway Valley took control from there into the

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ference girls basketball. “We ran the floor really well in transition,” said Murray coach Jerry Shields. Murray jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter and 38-24 at halftime. Katie Otto led a balanced Lady Mustangs’ attack with 14 points, along with 10 rebounds and seven assists. Zadie Hatfield had 11 points, five rebound, six assists and six steals. Kayla Wookey and Ally Waske each had 10 points. Bre Klein added eight points, while Brandi Gilbert added seven points and nine rebounds. UP NEXT — Murray (154, 8-2) is at Orient-Macksburg Friday.




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UP NEXT — Creston (98, 7-5) heads to Red Oak (215) for a girls/boys doubleheader at 6 and 7:30 p.m.


put out any existing comeback flame. A string of points from Glenwood’s Christian Stanislav, who finished with 16 points, helped extend the score to 48-27. Smallwood tried to get the Panther offense going, but it did not pick up enough steam as shots still didn’t fall. Smallwood led Creston with 15. Cody Crawford added 10 points. Creston senior forward Ian Burns saw his first action of the season late in the fourth quarter. He has been battling a leg injury and has only started practicing recently. “He’s had a tough year up to this point coming off the injury. He’s still working back into game shape,� Phipps said. “I think by the time the postseason runs around, he’ll be back to 100 percent. That’s what we’re shooting for.� Phipps believes Burns could contribute soon. “We’ve definitely seen Ian this offseason going to camps and tournaments play really well and providing a spark for us at the four and five position and we’re definitely hoping he can get back to that,� Phipps said.


with seven rebounds and three assists. Spencer Thompson had 10 points. Spencer Lamb added six rebounds.

NV (60) 14 14 15 17 LEN (56) 8 16 15 17 Nodaway Valley scoring — Beau Weinheimer 1 0-2 2. Spencer Thompson 2 5-6 10. Spencer Lamb 1 0-0 2. Dallas Kreager 9 2-5 25. Brady Hilpipre 8 0-0 17. Ryan Baudler 2 0-0 4. Lenox scoring — Dawson Tullberg 7 4-5 22. Shane Scott 1 0-0 3. Kaleb Anderson 6 4-5 19. Trey Whipple 2 1-2 5. Cole Johnston 2 0-0 7.

O-M drops Diagonal DIAGONAL — Orient-Macksburg held control throughout in earning a 6937 win over Diagonal Monday in Bluegrass Conference boys basketball. The Bulldogs led 23-10 after one quarter. A 22-11 second quarter edge gave Orient-Macksburg a 45-21 lead at halftime. Diagonal could not contain Orient-Macksburg’s Dylan Nichols. The Bulldogs senior had a game-high 37 points. Noah Nichols added 19 points. Kole Paxson led Diagonal with 16 points. Kade Klommhaus and Clayton Hansen each had six points for the Maroons.  O-M (69) 23 22 17 7 DIA (37) 10 11 6 10

Mount Ayr edges Clarinda on road CLARINDA — Mount Ayr recovered from a sluggish first half with a strong second half leading to a 5448 nonconference boys basketball win at Clarinda Monday. The Raiders trailed 16-9 after one quarter. At halftime, they had cut the deficit to one, 26-25.  Mount Ayr edged ahead in the third, taking a 38-35


Glen: Scoring — Andrew Blum 23, Christian Stanislav 16, Nate Mohr 13, Natha Kennedy 8, Cody Buresh 4, Blake Von Essen 2, Colton Schutte 2. Crest: Scoring — Kylan Smallwood 15, Cody Crawford 10, Trevor Downing 7, Evan Jacobson 6, Jaden Driskell 3, Cole Higgins 3, Tucker Flynn 2. Glen (68) 16 19 24 9 Crest (48) 20 3 10 13

were up four. It never felt like we were having to dig out of a hole.� UP NEXT — Creston (711, 2-7) is at Class 3A 13thranked Red Oak (14-4, 7-2) Friday. The Tigers fell to Class 3A 11th-ranked Shenandoah 58-40.

Junior varsity The Creston junior varsity boys team fell behind the Glenwood Rams and had a rough third quarter in which the Panthers were outscored 17-4. Creston ended up falling 67-43. Eli Loudon’s 16 points led the way, and 19 of the team’s 43 came in the fourth quarter. “Our half-court court man defense was better tonight but what hurt us was in transition,� coach Todd Jacobson said. “We did not execute our offense in the half court, forced shots and that led to transition baskets for Glenwood. We have made some strides on defense the past couple of days and will keep working to improve. “ Scorers for the Panthers included Jeffrey Dillenburg (7), Peres Reed (6), Michael Scherer (4), Walker Patterson (2), Yongjun Yun (2), Lee Normandeau (2), Nate Pudenz (2), Mark Rounds (2). Glenwood was led by 11

CR (47) 13 5 9 20 GW (41) 14 7 8 12 Creston — Cayla Maitlen 2 2-2 6. Saige Rice 1 0-0 3. Lexie Little 2 1-3 5. Brielle Baker 4 9-10 20. Madison Callahan 0 0-0 0. Kesia Stewart 0 3-6 3. Cammy Rutherford 4 2-4 10. Rebounds — 38 (Lexie Little 10, Rutherford 9, Baker 7, Callahan 5). Steals — 7 (Cammy Rutherford 3). Assists — 9 (Little 3). Fouls — 6. Fouled Out — None. Glenwood — Taryn Bertini 4 0-0 9. Elle Osterloh 1 0-0 2. Brooklyn Taylor 5 0-0 10.


Creston junior Evan Jacobson drives to the bucket in the first half of the Panthers’ 68-46 loss to Glenwood. Jacobson returned to the lineup after sitting out a game due to illness and scored six points.

from both Justin Giambalvo, points. Camden Peterson added eight and Devin BakHenry Dean. Glen (67) 16 20 17 11 er had five. Crest (43)  11 13 4 19 “We didn’t shoot the ball Freshmen well from the field or the line The Creston freshmen tonight. Down five at half fought throughout Tuesday’s and couldn’t claw or way game with Glenwood but fell back into it. Off until Monshort by a score of 42-32. day when we travel to AtAustin Bloyd and Ashton lantic,� Creston coach Drew Wills led Creston with nine Dornack said.

lead into the final frame. The MA (72) 25 20 12 15 CL (34) 13 8 8 5 Raiders outscored the Cardi- Mount Ayr scoring — Caylie Hickman 1 0-0 3. Hayley Whittington 0 0-0 0. nals 16-13 in the fourth. Larsen 1 0-0 3. Paige Lynch 1 0-0 Luke Wurster led Mount Macy 2. Keirston Klommhaus 0 1-2 1. Blair Ayr with 16 points on 6-of- Glendenning 1 0-0 2. Megan Warin 3 1-4 11 shooting. Isaac Grose had 8. Sam Stewart 4 2-3 10. Tess Shields 6 4-4 21. Sara Winemiller 2 0-4 4. Kelcie 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting Shields 7 4-7 18. John Shields added eight Diagonal dominates points on 4-of-7 shooting. Tristan Holmes added seven Orient-Macksburg DIAGONAL — Diagorebounds, seven assists and nal held Orient-Macksburg three steals. MA (54) 9 16 13 16  scoreless through two and CL (48) 16 10 9 13 Mount Ayr scoring — Luke Wurster a half quarters in rolling to 6 2-4 16. Myles Greene 2 2-2 9. Isaac a 45-5 win Monday in BlueGrose 6 0-0 12. Dawson Frost 0 4-5 4. grass Conference girls basTristan Holmes 2 2-2 6. John Shields ketball. 4 0-1 8. The Maroonettes led 8-0 Monday girls: after the first quarter and Raiderettes roll at 25-0 at halftime.  The Bulldogs’ first basket Clarinda came with three minutes left CLARINDA — Mount in the third quarter. DiagoAyr picked up the intensinal still held a 37-2 lead after ty on the defensive end of three quarters. the court as the game proKatie Sobotka had 17 gressed, leading to a 72-34 points to lead Diagonal. win at Clarinda Monday in Kasydi Klommhaus had non-conference girls play eight points and Emily NewMonday. ton added six points for the The Class 2A sevMaroonettes  enth-ranked Raiderettes led 25-13 after the first quarter. Mount Ayr outscored Clarinda 20-8 in the second quarter, taking a 45-21 lead into halftime. “We got off to a slow start on both ends of the floor, but once we got some flow we did a nice job of getting some rebounds and making some nice shots,� said Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit. Tess Shields continued her recent hot streak, pouring in 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three-point range. Kelcie Shields had 18 points on 7-of11 shooting and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds. Sam Stewart had 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Megan Warin added eight points and six assists. Caylie Hickman added four assists and four steals.

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McElfish, NV girls rout Lenox LENOX — Lenox had no answer for Nodaway Valley’s Paige McElfish as the Wolverines rolled to a 62-35 win Monday in a Pride of Iowa Conference game being made up from Jan. 17. The Wolverines senior erupted for 29 points and 19 rebounds inside to lead the way.  Josie Clarke was also unstoppable inside, scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds for Nodaway Valley. Lenox kept with Nodaway Valley early, with the Wolverines leading 14-11 after one quarter. Nodaway Valley took control in the second and led 26-13 at halftime, then gradually extended the

lead in the second half. Annie Herr and Addie Lamb also scored six points each for Nodaway Valley. Jacy Stoaks and Morgan Parrish each scored nine points to lead Lenox.

NV (62) 14 12 14 22 LEN (35) 11 2 11 11 Nodaway Valley scoring — Paige McElfish 10 8-9 29, Josie Clarke 9 3-6 21. Annie Herr 2 2-2 6. Addie Lamb 3 0-0 6. Lenox scoring — Morgan Parrish 3 1-3 9. Kayla Yzaguirre 1 0-0 2. Camryn Douglas 1 1-1 3. Halee Wallace 2 0-0 4. Niki Sparks 1 0-0 2. Katelyn Belding 3 0-0 6. Jacy Stoaks 3 2-2 9.

SATURDAY: NV girls win at Earlham EARLHAM — Nodaway Valley overcame a sluggish start playing its third game in as many nights to hold on for a 55-41 win over Earlham Saturday in nonconference girls basketball. The Wolverines trailed 17-9 after the first quarter. Nodaway Valley cut the lead to two, 27-25 at halftime. Nodaway Valley tied it after three, 39-39, the outscored the Cardinals 16-2 in the fourth to take the lead. “We overcame a very sluggish start,� said Nodaway Valley coach Tom Thompson. Josie Clarke was dynamic for the Wolverine offense, pouring in a game-high 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting. She added 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Paige McElfish added eight points and 12 rebounds. Riley Lonsdale chipped in seven points. NV (55) 9 16 14 16 EAR (41) 17 10 12 2



and three steals. “Other team members had to step up and shoot the ball,� said Creston coach Mendy McCreight. “We had several good shots taken in the game, however, they didn’t always go in as we would have liked.� The B team won 22-18. Creston led 7-6 after one quarter, 12-9 at halftime and 17-10 after three quarters. Driskell had eight points. Karly Calvin had five points, four rebounds and three steals. Kaci Abildtrup had three points. Morgan Buxton chipped in three points and five steals. Katie Adair added three points and seven rebounds. “It was a close back and fourth battle in the first and fourth quarters, but the girls fought tough and pulled out the W,� McCreight said. Creston 7th grade girls fall to Red Oak Red Oak defeated Creston 20-18 in seventh-grade girls basketball here Thursday.   Creston allowed only two points in the fourth quarter after trailing 1814, but missed a potential


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four straight home games. Chances are, that had a lot to do with 5,237 fans deciding to show up to the Knapp Center for Drake’s game with Northern Iowa, representing the highest attendance for a Drake home game in three seasons.  “That crowd is our plus10 going forward,� Drake junior guard C.J. Rivers said.  While Reed Timmer has been his usual self, scoring in bunches, guys like Ore Arogundade, DeAntae McMurray and others are emerging as scorers in Drake’s quick-hitting offense. “We want to be aggressive, we want to be on the attack. We want our opponent to be on their heels,� Rutter said.  With Drake sitting at 5-5

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Junior Varsity In the JV game, Glenwood pulled out a 40-26 win. The Rams took control in the second half. The game was tied at 8-8 after one quarter. Glenwood led 18-15 at halftime. They surged ahead, leading 34-23 after three quarters. Kara Kinsella had nine points to lead Creston. Sydney Hartsock added six points, while Heylee Shields chipped in four points. CR (26) 8 7 8 3 GW (40) 8 10 16 6 Creston scoring — Kara Kinsella 9. Sydney Hartsock 6. Heylee Shields 4. Kesia Stewart 3. Emma Hanson 2. Grace Root 2. 

in MVC play, far more conference teams will look at Drake on their schedule and be on their heels. The Bulldogs will continue to run, continue to shoot the three-ball, and get out in transition consistently.  With the likes of Wichita State and the fighting Gregg Marshall’s coming to Des Moines Wednesday, the Bulldogs will look to avenge a 25-point loss earlier this season. Drake welcomes the Shockers coming off a loss to a UNI team that is certainly not better than the Wichita State.  “Here it’s a disappointing loss,� Rutter said. “It’s a setback, but again, you say who’s next? And who’s next is the Wichita State Shockers.  Contact the writer Twitter: @Kaleb_M_Carter E-Mail:

game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer as the comeback fell short.   “We lost two games this week by a total of three points, so the girls are coming very close to getting over the hump,� Creston coach Larry Peterson said. “We have to take care of the basketball better, especially the uncontested passes that become turnovers. They did a good job of setting up that last shot in the final five seconds.�   Halle Evans led Creston with eight points and three steals. Gracie Hagle had three points and two steals. Brianna Fields grabbed a team-high five rebounds and scored two points while battling foul trouble. Morgan Driskell contributed two points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Hannah Dryden scored two points.    Red Oak won the second game, 10-6. Macy Adamson scored four points for Creston and Kate Foglesong had two. Taylor Seaton prvided two rebounds and four steals. Macy Wiley collected three steals. 

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Students vs. teachers: AT LEFT, Janessa Pokorny follows through with a kick of a soccer ball while Rohwyn Randall, left, looks on during a students-versus-teachers sporting event held

Tuesday at St. Malachy School. The students beat the teachers in a variety of sports, including soccer and basketball. AT RIGHT, Owen Weis prepares to throw a basketball into a hoop to help his team win against his classmates and teachers while Rylie Driskell waits with a basketball during a students-versus-teachers sporting event held Tuesday at St. Malachy School. The students won the event, held during Catholic Schools Week.

GOP suspends Senate rule, muscles Trump picks through panel WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest intensification of partisan hostilities, Republicans rammed President Donald Trump’s picks to be Treasury and health secretaries through a Senate committee on Wednesday without any Democrats present after unilaterally suspending panel rules that would have otherwise prevented the vote. By a pair of 14-0 roll calls, the Senate Finance Committee approved Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to be Health and Human Services secretary and banker Steve Mnuchin to become Treasury secretary. Both nominations must be confirmed by the full Senate. The show of muscle came hours before the Senate planned to vote on confirming Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO, to become secretary of state. Democrats boycotted the abruptly called Finance Committee meeting, as they’d done for a session on Tuesday, demanding more time to question the two men about their past financial practices. Before approving the two nominees, the committee’s Republicans voted 14-0 to temporarily suspend a rule requiring at least one Democrat to be present for any votes. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said the Senate parliamentarian had approved the extraordinary tactic and blamed it on Democrats, saying their boycott was “one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen” and “a nefarious breach of protocol.” The show of brute political muscle by Republicans came as the two parties have battled virtually nonstop since Trump entered the White House 12 days ago over his refugee ban, his firing of the

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