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Former full-time Creston Firefighter Ray Ott pins a firefighter’s badge onto the shirt of Casey Carpenter during a badge ceremony Saturday, Feb. 4, at Supertel Inn and Conference Center during Creston Fire Department’s banquet. Carpenter recently joined Creston Fire Department as a full-time firefighter.


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After a job search that lasted several months, Creston Fire Department finally has a new firefighter on board. Casey Carpenter officially joined Creston Fire Department Tuesday, Jan. 31, as a full-time firefighter. Carpenter, 25, comes to the Creston department after spending more than six years with the Milford Volunteer Fire Department in Milford, located on the southern edge of Okoboji Lake. “It means a lot,” Carpenter said. “It was slightly emotional. It has been my

dream job for a long time now and I finally am able to pursue it. It’s finally all coming together and it feels good.” Creston Fire Chief Todd Jackson began looking for candidates in October. With only one candidate passing the physical fitness test the first time, Jackson suggested they open it up again in hopes of having more candidates pass to create a pool of candidates to choose from. “It all takes time. We have to meet with the civil service board, go through things with them first,” Jackson said. “Then we have to set a test date and give the candidates time to prepare themselves for the

physical fitness part of the testing. We did that again and ended up with a couple more who passed, so we ended up with three who passed.” The physical fitness test includes climbing the 75foot aerial ladder, do a rescue drag where candidates must drag a 180-pound rescue dummy through a maze while wearing their air pack and with obscured vision, pushups, situps and a 1.5mile run. Law enforcement goes through the same physical fitness test, with fire departments adding in the ladder climb and rescue drag. Candidates must also take a written exam. “(Casey), his scores were

“IT HAS been my dream job for a long time now and I finally am able to pursue it.”


CASEY CARPENTER Creston firefighter

the best of the three and, also, he had more experience,” Jackson said. “He had six years on a fire department previously, so that helped. So experience and credentials, plus he had a bachelor’s degree in fire science.” In addition to serving as a captain on Milford’s FIRE | 2A

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House, the Trump administration has suggested that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution — a position that could represent a dramatic shift from 20 years of U.S. policy. Speaking to reporters ahead of President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday with Netanyahu, a seTrump nior White H o u s e official said Tuesday that Trump is eager to begin facilitating a peace deal between the two sides and hoping to bring them together soon. But the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the meeting beforehand, said it will be up to the Israelis and Palestinians to determine what peace will entail — and that peace, not a two-state solution, is the goal. Meanwhile, two senior Palestinian officials say CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly held talks in the West Bank with Mahmoud Abbas, the first high-level meeting between the Palestinian leader and a Trump administration official. They said Wednesday the meeting took place Tuesday at Abbas’ headquarters in Ramallah. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because

they were not authorized to speak to reporters about the meeting, which had not been announced. The White House had no comment Wednesday on the report. For decades, the U.S. position has been that Israelis and Palestinians must work through direct negotiations to establish two states living side by side, at peace, with Palestinians to ultimately create an independent state. All serious peace negotiations in that time have assumed that the two-state solution was the basis for future peace. State Department officials expressed surprise at the White House official’s comments and said Tuesday they were not aware of any policy shift on the desirability of a two-state solution. Three officials said the department was seeking clarification from the White House comments, which came as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was having dinner with Netanyahu. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. During his final White House news conference, Obama warned that the moment for a two-state solution “may be passing” and said the “status quo is unsustainable.” It was not clear if the Trump White House had intended to declare a major shift in policy during the hastily arranged briefing Tuesday night. MIDEAST | 2A

Debate over Iowa collective bargaining bill stretches hours DES MOINES (AP) — Legislative debate stretched several hours Tuesday night at the Iowa Capitol as Republican lawmakers tried to fast track votes on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state. In the end, both chambers of the GOP-controlled Legislature agreed to adjourn until Wednesday, following lengthy discussion by Democrats over amendments to essentially gut the bill. Lawmakers had assembled in the legislative chambers to discuss identical versions of a bill that would prohibit workers like teachers, nurses and correctional officers from negotiating

over issues such as health insurance, evaluation procedures and extra pay. The legislation is similar to a 2011 Wisconsin law on collective bargaining. “I don’t get this bill,” said Democratic Sen. Tony Bisignano. “It’s mean-spirited and it’s ugly. It’s an attack on workers.” Iowa’s collective bargaining law, passed in 1974, requires more than a dozen mandatory subjects of discussion for the state’s roughly 180,000 public sector employees. That would be reduced to base wages under the proposal, which was made public one week ago. BILL | 2A


Sweethearts: Pictured are Betty and John McIntosh of Creston, after being crowned as Creston Specialty Care’s Valentine’s Day queen and king Tuesday morning. Betty and John have been married for 67 years.



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DEATHS Janet Ferree Creston

Janet Ferree, 73, of Creston died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at her home in Creston. Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Ferree in Creston. The Rev. Rick Titus will officiate. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery in Kent. Visitation with family present will begin at noon Saturday until the start of the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be left at Janet Irene (Sorenson) Ferree, daughter of Donald Sorenson and Mary Louise (Carns) Sorenson, was born Feb. 27, 1943, in Prescott. She attended school in Greenfield and graduated

Wesley Smith Lorimor

Wesley Charles Smith, 92, of Lorimor died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Afton Care Center. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Ochiltree Funeral Service, 1823 N. John W a y n e Dr., in Winterset Smith and the funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will immediately follow in Lorimor Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left at Wesley Charles Smith, son of Charles and Viva (Neeley) Smith, was born Dec. 3, 1924, at home on a small farm northwest of Lorimor. He attended country school through the eighth grade at Williams New Hope No. 3 in Union County. He graduated high school in Lorimor with the class of 1942. Wesley stayed on the farm with his mother farming, was a gas station attendant in town and spent summers bluegrass stripping with his brother, Stanley, around the

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from Prescott High School in 1961. On June 6, 1981, Janet married Leon Ray Ferree. Together they lived in Creston. While living in Creston, Janet worked at Kelly’s Flowers and Midwestern Diskette, and later, for Iowa Focus as a social worker, retiring in 2014. Janet was a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Creston. Janet is survived by her sons, Alan Williams of Creston and Andy (Margaret) Williams of Des Moines; grandchildren, Irene (Brad) Berliue of Ankeny, Scott (Joy) McEachearn of Des Moines, John Williams of Oskaloosa, Casey McLain of Creston, David McLain of Creston, Caleb McLain of Council Bluffs and MiiCael Williams of Creston; 15 great-grandchildren and brothers, Rex (Sally) Sorenson of North Carolina and Max Sorenson of Prescott. Janet was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Leon in 1995. state of Iowa. He had the Sunday paper route for several years and was a substitute rural mail carrier. On June 19, 1948, he married Norma Lee Green at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He continued farming and raising feeder pigs along with the substitute mail route. In 1978, he got the permanent appointment with the postal service as a rural carrier and carried in the Lorimor and Macksburg area until August 1982 when he retired. Wesley was a member of the Church of God in Lorimor. Wesley is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Bill) Koob of Russellville, Alabama, and Janell Chenoweth of Afton; daughter-in-law Roxanne Smith of Conway; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Wesley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma in 2007; sons, Marion (Mary) Smith and Marvin Smith; grandson Dustin Smith; brothers, Floyd, Dale and Stanley, and their spouses; sisters, Olive (age 3) and Helen, and her husband; and son-in-law Dennis Chenoweth.

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fire department, Carpenter already had his firefighter I and instructor’s certifications, while also obtaining Carpenter his bachelor’s degree in fire science online from Columbia Southern University. Carpenter has


The two leaders will hold a joint news conference before convening for meetings and a working lunch. The prime minister will then head to Capitol Hill for meetings with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trump takes pride in his deal-making skills and said during his campaign that he’d love the challenge of negotiating a Mideast agreement. He has appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to lead the effort. The White House official said the visit was meant to mark a new, closer relationship between Israel and the United States, an alliance that came under strain during the Obama years. Trump and Netanyahu are likely to discuss peace efforts as well as expanded Israeli settlements, Iran and Trump’s campaign pledge to move the U.S. embassy in


The legislation is expected to pass amid support from GOP legislative leaders, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the incoming governor. However, the timing of final votes remained unclear. Democrats have introduced dozens of proposed changes that could take even more hours to debate. GOP lawmakers said they will make some changes to the bill, though some members of the minority party countered it wasn’t enough. Republicans argue the bill would give local employers more flexibility with their budgets and would allow them to reward top workers. The arguments are backed

also helped his father, Jim, travel with his firefighting instruction business. “He’s been a firefighter for probably 30-some years now,� Carpenter said about his father. “I grew up around it and he toted me around, took me to trainings and stuff. That was his cheap daycare. I travel five states with my dad, ... travel around training firefighters with him. I’ve grown up around firefighting my whole life.� Jackson said he likes to hire firefighters with five or more years of experience under their belt, since

it takes firefighters longer to develop their skillset in a rural area that doesn’t see as many fires. Jackson is still training Carpenter as he goes. But, with the fire department still shorthanded, orientation has been slower going than Jackson would like. The addition of Carpenter to the fire department was a relief, though. “We’re still short a firefighter with one on sick leave. We just don’t have the staffing right now,� Jackson said. “We’re struggling. That left three career staff members. We have to have at

least one of us career staff members on duty all the time, so it was really Jackson thin.� C a r penter said he’s enjoying Creston so far. “I think they are very fortunate,� he said. “They have a lot of really nice equipment. They seem to be doing very well for a department of their size. I like it a lot so far.�

Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The latter would signal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that would infuriate Palestinians. They claim the eastern sector of the city, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, as their capital. American presidents have long struck a delicate balance fin addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing the close U.S. friendship with Israel and lavishing the Jewish state with bountiful aid. But recent presidents also have tried to negotiate, and they have called out Israel for actions seen as undermining peace efforts, such as expanding settlements in the occupied West Bank. Trump told The Associated Press during his campaign that he wanted to be “very neutral� and try to get both sides together. But his tone became decidedly more pro-Israel as the campaign progressed. He has spoken disparagingly of Palestinians, saying they have been “taken over� by or are condoning militant groups. Some of his top aides challenge the legitimacy of Pal-

estinian demands for a state. After repeatedly clashing with Obama for eight years, capped by a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, Netanyahu seemed relieved by Trump’s arrival. Trump slammed the U.S. decision to abstain from the U.N. vote, saying in December that Israel is being treated “very, very unfairly.� Now in office, however, Trump has been forced to re-evaluate and revisit his position on a number of issues — including those relating to Israel. After initially greeting Israel’s settlement announcements with a shrug, Trump appears to be having second thoughts. In an interview with a pro-Netanyahu Israeli daily last Friday, Trump said, “I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.� While Wednesday’s meeting is expected to be much warmer than Netanyahu’s famously tense encounters with Obama, the Israeli leader will still need to tread with caution on sensitive issues like Israeli settlement

construction, Iran and the war in Syria. In dealing with Trump, Netanyahu will also face some potential pitfalls. Key constituencies, including congressional Democrats and many American Jews, oppose Trump’s policies, while at home Netanyahu is under pressure from his hard-line allies to push for policies that Trump may not support. “The challenge to Netanyahu is domestic,� said Yousef Munayyer, a political analyst and executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights. “He spent so much time arguing that Obama was the problem that now that we are in the post-Obama era, his right-wing coalition partners want to exploit the moment and take huge steps that would further isolate Israel, trigger international condemnation from other corners, and potentially destabilize the land and Israeli politics.� The Israeli prime minister is also scheduled to have breakfast Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence before departing for Israel.

by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, a powerful lobbying group in the state. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency, which offers analyses on proposed legislation, said there’s not enough information available to determine the total fiscal impact of the bill. GOP Sen. Jason Schultz said the bill will “put taxpayers back in the driver’s seat.� “It will allow state and local officials to develop employment contracts that make sense for taxpayers and employees,� he said. Rep. Steven Holt, a Republican, echoed his colleague in the Senate, adding that “the common-sense reforms in this bill will result in a government in Iowa that is more responsive and more efficient.�

Democrats and union organizers have continuously shot down those assessments. Hundreds of people also challenged it during a public hearing Monday night at the Capitol. Public safety employees, like law enforcement officers and firefighters, would be exempt from some of the bargaining provisions in the bill, though they would still be subject to other proposals. That includes a requirement that unions manually collect dues and that they hold more frequent elections on whether to dismantle. Both provisions were key aspects of the Wisconsin bill. Since its passage, union membership in Wisconsin has dropped 40 percent. Wisconsin’s legislation led to massive protests in that state, though such

turnout is not expected in Iowa. Iowa has long been a right to work state, which means private-sector companies are prohibited from reaching labor agreements in which workers have to pay fees to the unions as a condition of employment. It generally means less union participation in the state. The public galleries in the Senate were filled during floor debate, though there was a considerably smaller turnout at the Capitol compared to the previous night. Mary Beth West, a kindergarten teacher in Des Moines, said she was in the building to support her “brothers and sisters.� “I don’t know what’s going to become of this, but I need to be here every step of the way so I know I’ve done everything I can,� she said.

Officials: Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster WASHINGTON (AP) — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House officials said. Flynn was interviewed by the FBI about his telephone conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., a sign his ties to Russia had caught the attention of law enforcement officials. But in the White House’s retelling of Flynn’s stun-

ning downfall, his error was not that he discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russian before the inauguration — a potential violation of a rarely enforced law — but the fact that he denied it for weeks, apparently misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Trump aides about the nature of the conversations. White House officials said they conducted a thorough review of Flynn’s interactions, including transcripts of calls secretly recorded by U.S. intelligence officials, but found nothing illegal. Pence, who had vouched for Flynn in a televised interview, is said to have been angry and deeply frustrated.

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And Trump lashed out at the news media Wednesday morning, sending out a tweet berating some news organizations for focusing on “This Russian connection non-sense.� In a post on his verified Twitter account, Trump said, “The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred.� He added that the news reporting was “merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s

losing campaign.� Trump also asserted in a tweet: “Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?). Just like Russia.� At the White House Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters: “The evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation and a series of other questionable incidents is what led the president to

ask General Flynn for his resignation.� Flynn, in an interview with The Daily Caller News

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


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, noon to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St. Friends Helping Friends Bereavement Support Group, 3 to 5 p.m., Homestead Assisted Living private dining room, 1709 W. Prairie St. AA, 5:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Rd. Open meeting. Southwest Iowa Dancers Jam Session, 6 to 9 p.m., Chicken Inn, 3 miles west of Creston on Hwy 34.


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Super 8 Club, 1 p.m., Regency Park. Celebrate Recovery (a Christcentered 12-step program), 6 p.m., Crest Baptist Church, 1211 N. Poplar St. Southwest dance jam and pot luck, 6 to 9 p.m., Villisca Community Center. Gambler’s Anonymous, 7 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 801 N. Fillmore St., Osceola. Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Mental Health Center, 1003 Cottonwood Road. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) open meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 308 W. Union St. CW Club, noon, congregate meal site, restored Creston Depot. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) brown baggers, noon open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St. No smoking. Ladies Literary Circle, 1:30 p.m., hosted by Sherry McKie. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 by 12 study, 7 to 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 501 W. Montgomery St. Use east door. Union Squares “Valentines Red and White,� 7:30 to 10 p.m., Creston First United Methodist Church. Call Bob Cooper at 7824403 for more information. Narcotics Anonymous (NA), 8 p.m. open meeting, St. Malachy Rectory, 407 W. Clark St.


Creston Men’s Fellowship non-denominational Bible study, 7 a.m., Windrow Restaurant. Holy Spirit Rectory ReRun Shop, 9 a.m. to noon, 308 W. Union St. Family Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Alzheimer’s Association office, 228 N. Pine St. For more information, call 641-782-4040.

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GREENFIELD – The syncopated ragtime music of the Roaring ‘20s bring a tuneful trip through time, provided by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (PRO) 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Warren Cultural Center. PRO is the world’s only year-round, professional ensemble specializing in the authentic recreation of “America’s original music� – the sounds of early Broadway, “silent� cinema and vintage ballroom dancing. It will present “Scott Joplin and the Kings of Ragtime,� a Premier Performance Series concert, which will include the orchestra providing the soundtrack to a silent film. Tickets are on sale now at Ed & Eva’s, 154 Public Square, in Greenfield, by phone at 641-743-2566 or online at Doors to the Norman Lear Theater open at 6:15 pm for open seating.

Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Now celebrating its 30th year, PRO came into being as the result of Juilliard student Rick Benjamin’s 1985 discovery of thousands of historic orchestra scores of legendary Victor Talking Machine Company. This extraordinary collection sparked Benjamin’s formation of the orchestra at The Juilliard School the following year. In 1988, it made its formal debut at Lincoln Center. Since then, PRO has toured extensively across 48 states and several countries overseas, to more than 700 performing arts centers. The ensemble has been heard widely on radio, in films and even at Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A attraction, which uses its recordings. Learn more at the orchestra’s website, and find them on YouTube.








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Victoria Nichole Brammer, 37, 512 N. Oak St., was charged with operating while intoxicated 9:32 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Fremont and South Walnut streets. According to a Creston Police report, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Brammer. Brammer had an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her person. During the stop, Brammer made admissions to drinking. Brammer consented to standard field sobriety testing and several indicators of impairment were observed. Brammer was asked for consent or refusal of a preliminary breath test, and she consented, providing a sample over the .08 limit. Brammer was taken into custody and consented to a breath sample, which indicated a blood-alcohol content over the .08 per se level. Brammer was released on $1,000 bond.

Miscellaneous Accident, 7:07 a.m., Tuesday, North Birch Street. Alarm, 7:59 a.m., Tuesday, New York Avenue. Nuisance, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, South Vine Street. Harassing communication, 1:12 p.m., Tuesday, West Adams Street. Incomplete 911 call, 3:29 p.m., Tuesday, Academic Avenue. Alarm, 4:54 p.m., Tuesday, West Townline Street. Talk to officer, 5:06 p.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street. Found property, 5:08 p.m., Tuesday, North Division Street. Traffic stop, 5:56 p.m., Tuesday, South Birch Street. Violation of court order, 6:06 p.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street. Suspicious person, 6:22 p.m., Tuesday, Hickory Street. Harassing communication, 7:32 p.m., Tuesday, North Pine Street. Suspicious person, 8:29 p.m., Tuesday, West Montgomery Street. Suspicious vehicle, 8:38 p.m., Tuesday, South Vine Street.

Traffic stop, 8:59 p.m., Tuesday, South Walnut Street. Incomplete 911, 1:26 a.m., today, East Howard Street. Parking complaint, 6:11 a.m., today, North Elm Street.


Janelle Charity Blaisure, 24, of Corning was cited for following too closely after an accident 11:32 a.m. Friday at the intersection of South Elm and West Taylor streets. According to a Creston Police report, Blaisure, driving a 2001 Ford south on South Elm Street, did not try to stop in time for a 2017 Nissan, driven by Nichole Dawn Tucker, 45, of Prescott, that was stopped facing south at the South Elm and West Taylor streets intersection, and had very little tire tread left, so when she tried to stop, she slid and rear ended Tucker’s vehicle. Damage estimates are $300 to Blaisure’s vehicle and $1,200 to Tucker’s vehicle. —————— No citations were issued after an accident 12:11 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of REA Road and Strawberry Lane. According to a Union County Sheriff report, David Patrick Love, 48, of Lorimor, driving a 2011 Dodge east on REA Road, came to the intersection and curve at REA Road and Strawberry Lane, did not navigate the marked curve and instead went straight through the center triangle ditch. Love’s vehicle ramped over Strawberry Lane and entered the east ditch, impacting a large ditch and coming to rest on the driver’s side. Love was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where his condition is currently unknown. Damage estimate is $9,000 to Love’s vehicle. —————— No citations were issued after an accident 7 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Mills and North Birch streets. According to a Creston Po-

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Changes for state wrestling affect print as well I woke up one afternoon a few weeks ago and found my Twitter feed going crazy. It was after a memo that came over from the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa High School Sports Network about some major changes to press access to this year’s state wrestling tournament. You may ask how does that affect you the Creston News Advertiser reader? I’ll tell you why. The changes could have a huge impact on how we cover the state wrestling tournament. No longer will I or my media brethren be allowed to take pictures from matside at state wrestling. We are now limited to stand behind some sort of barricade, whether it’s a rope or an actual three-foothigh barrier, some three feet off the mat. The picture managing editor Scott Vicker took of Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s Seth Maitlen celebrating a big win at last year’s state tournament that won the Associated Press Media Editor’s photo sweepstakes award in Iowa is an image we may not be able to get again. At least not with the current configuration. The reasons provided behind the change were to make for better floor access for wrestlers, table workers, officials and cheerleaders on the floor. In the old set up, those generally weren’t an issue. Sure, it could get crowded at matside, particularly on the inner mats for say the semifinals, but we all made things work. Everyone moved around a bit, some knelt down or shifted over a bit, to allow all of us media, cheerleaders, to have the room they need. And the “space issues” were never an issue on mats 1, 2, 7 and 8 — the end mats. There was always enough room to accommodate everyone there — and why I’d wish they would move the semifinal matches there instead of sticking them in the middle with much more room for everyone. Now it’s decided that still photographers and TV stations such as KCCI, WHO, KTIV, KIMT, KCRG and the like can no longer be at matside. Since that directive has come about, there’s been plenty of chatter among my media friends about what this could mean. We could be blowing this all up for nothing. But there’s plenty of fears and concerns we have. The biggest is the lack of matside access. Being matside allows myself, others to get those up close images of the student-athletes, coaches we cover all year long, we know. It allows us to capture those moments of exhilaration after a big win, capturing that moment of pure joy after a big win from the student-athlete, or of the winning move late in the third period or overtime, or the

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heartbreak after a big loss (yes, I do take those photos. I don’t like running them, try to avoid them at all cost, but sometimes they also tell the story. If I don’t take those images, I’m not doing my job to the best of my ability.). To say that I don’t have some serious concerns, trepidations about this, well, I’d be lying. Wrestling’s a sport where I may have 15-20 seconds, if that long, to capture an image of that match. A prime example came this past December in Kansas City. I was shooting Kolby Tomas’ match at 170 pounds on the second mat from the end at the Kansas City Stampede. As it ended, I strolled over to the end mat to capture a wide-angle shot of the 14 mats going on for social media. In that split second, I momentarily forgot that Chase Shiltz was up next. By the time I realized it, no more than 30 seconds later, Shiltz had already pinned his opponent and was off the mat. With having to be out at Children’s Mercy Park a couple hours later for the Northwest Missouri State Division II national championship football game, I very nearly missed my only opportunity to capture the shot I needed to come back from Kansas City with for my wrestling story. Fortunately, Shiltz wrestled again before I had to leave, so I had something. I may not be that lucky at state, particularly on day one — when we have a paper the next day that I need images for. There could be a 15-20 second window to take the shot. And with the potential of Creston/Orient-Macksburg having as many as four on the mats at the same time, between Shiltz, Jackson Mikkelsen, Kadon Hulett and Cody Tanner, it will be challenging to make sure I have snapshots of all four. Now putting me behind barriers, away from the end mats — where if I have to I can easily shoot multiple matches at the same time, even all the way across the arena if need be — makes that even harder. There’s plenty of potential for disaster. A table worker, official, cheerleader could walk in front of me as I’m snapping the image of the winning move, reaction. I could get bumped by a fellow media member from behind, blurring the image I’m taking. It could dramatically affect the quality of the pictures that appear in the paper. It’s not something I’m particularly thrilled about. Yes, this is a weakness of mine and I apologize and need to get better at this, but when it comes to the images that go with stories I write, I’m more than a bit of a control freak. I know


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the pictures I take will be good. I know the quality I can obtain, then give to you, our loyal readers of the paper, followers on social media. It’s not a responsibility I take lightly. The desire to give you the best drives me every single day to push myself, even on days when my body and mind are screaming at me to stop. I’m afraid these changes will have an impact on our product and not in a good way. And that’s something that greatly concerns me. Myself and others have a hunch behind the reasoning to banish print and TV photographers from matside is to make room for the Iowa High School Sports Network cameras at matside to show it online, later on CSN Chicago when they jump in with coverage in the semifinals. Like what Troy Banning of the Webster City Daily Freeman Journal said on his podcast with Ross Thede of the Marshalltown Times Republican, the IHSSN has incentive to push print and local TV cameras away from matside. The IHSSN wants you to look to them for the coverage instead of us, your local newspaper, radio and TV station. That’s fine and good if they’ve been there all season.

But they haven’t. We have. And will continue to be. The new directives will not change Larry Peterson, Kaleb Carter’s or my coverage of the state tournament. We’ll still be there as close as possible, trying to capture indelible images, capture those moments we see in our notebooks, with our own eyes that we tell you, the readers, about with our pictures and stories. But it certainly makes our jobs much more difficult. And it has the serious potential to impact the images you see. It’s sad that things have come to this, but it is what it is. I just wanted you to be informed, to know what’s coming. The changes also told that press row is no longer on the floor, but rather in what has been a warmup room in the bowels of Wells Fargo Arena. Matches will be shown on a live TV feed. In an industry where time is of the essence when we’re on deadlines, moving press row off the floor could be a big challenge, particularly for those who have tight deadlines each night of the tournament. This all could be for nothing. I hope it is. It would have been nice if the

IAHSAA and the IHSSN would have sat down and discussed their reasoning behind this with the newspapers, or at least the Iowa Newspaper Association. But they did not. The changes were handed down, and without warning. I know this will be unpopular and barbecue me all you want on this, but the easiest solution for the space issues on the floor at Wells Fargo Arena is simple: move the tournament to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The UNI-Dome offers more than ample floor space for all involved: wrestlers, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, table workers and whatnot. It still holds a similar capacity to Wells Fargo Arena. And once the talked-about renovations are eventually completed at the UNI-Dome, it will be much more “fan friendly” for all. It makes too much sense to move it to Cedar Falls. But alas, that’s not going to happen. So we have to make due. It has the potential to be fine, but has the potential to be a nightmare. Here’s hoping it all works out in the end. At least I’m hoping it does.

Heed the protests It’s beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse. In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the abiding opposition that Obamacare would encounter, and the prelude to Democratic defeats in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Now, progressive activists are tearing a page from that playbook. The scenes are highly reminiscent of 2009, with Republican officeholders struggling to control unruly forums and leaving their town-hall meetings early or not holding them in the first place. The partisan temptation in this circumstance is always to dismiss the passion of the other side, which is what Democrats did to their detriment in 2009 and Republicans are doing now. It’s not often that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sounds like his Obama predecessor Robert Gibbs, but on this, he might as well be reading leftover talking points. Gibbs dismissed the Tea Party town-hall agitation eight years ago as “manufactured anger” reflecting “the Astro-turf nature of grassroots lobbying.” Spicer says of the townhall protests, “It’s not these organic uprisings that we’ve seen through the last several decades – the Tea Party was a very organic movement--this has become a very paid, Astro-turf-type movement.” What was true in 2009 is true today: In the normal course of things,

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it’s not easy even for a well-funded and -organized group to get people to spend an evening at a school auditorium hooting at their congressman. If these demonstrations are happening in districts around the country, attention must be paid. This is not to condone the more rancid elements of the Left’s ferment (blocking Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., school was petty thuggishness), nor is it to consider what is happening as nearly as significant as the Tea Party – yet. To become the Left’s equivalent of the Tea Party, the protestors will have to persist despite the inevitable legislative defeats on the horizon; organize at the grass-roots level; play in Democratic primaries; make their own party’s establishment miserable; and pick off a significant Republican seat in what seems like impossible territory the way Scott Brown did in the Massachusetts special election after the death of Ted Kennedy. None of this is certain, or necessarily likely. But Democrats deluded themselves in 2009 by disregarding the early signs of fierce resistance to their agenda, and paid the price over and over again for their heedless high-handedness.

Republicans shouldn’t make the same mistake. There is nothing to suggest that the Left’s town-hall protestors represent anything like a majority of the country. Even an impassioned plurality can make a big impact, though. And if we have learned anything from the Obamacare debate, it is that disturbing the status quo in American health care carries significant downside political risk. Democrats were in that position in 2009; Republicans are now. The GOP can’t and shouldn’t back off their promise to repeal Obamacare. But the party should re-double its commitment to do as much as it can to replace the law simultaneously with its repeal. At the prodding of President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans have been moving in this direction. It behooves the party as a policy and political matter to show that its legislation won’t lead to millions of people losing their insurance and won’t return to the pre-Obamacare status quo for people with pre-existing conditions. With a consensus on replacement, Republicans would be much better equipped to push back at contentious town halls, and to potentially defuse at least some of the fear and anger engendered by their health-care agenda. The alternative is to look the other way, avoid town halls, and hope that after the repeal passes everything calms down. This was essentially the Democratic tack in 2009, and how did that work out?

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4-H Spotlight Name: Cora Green Club: Douglas Boosters School and grade: Creston High School, senior What has been the highlight of your 4-H career so far? The highlight of my 4-H career so far happened a couple years ago when my favorite lamb, Baby, was champion rate of gain because he was one of the biggest sheep I have ever raised and he was very special to me. Share one skill, experience or opportunity from 4-H that you will take with you after high school graduation? 4-H taught me how extremely important hard work and dedica- Green tion is, and that is something I will definitely take with me after high school. What piece of advice would you give to a younger 4-H’er? My advice to all the younger 4-H’ers out there is to work your hardest and try your best. Even if you don’t win that trophy or that ribbon, you will be thankful later for all the things that your work and dedication in 4-H taught you. What are your plans after graduation? After graduation, I will be attending University of Alabama at Birmingham where I will major in biology, focusing on pre-optometry studies. After my undergraduate education, I plan on attending UAB’s School of Optometry.

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Union County was well represented by a team of four 4-H’ers at the Iowa Beef Expo held Sunday, Feb. 12, in Des Moines. Highland Highlights 4-H club members Tyler Loudon, Keegan Bailey, Hailee Schultz and Carson Rieck, all of Creston, were among the 28 teams and a total of 83 individuals that competed in the 4-H division. They judged 12 classes of cattle and gave three sets of oral reasons.

Team results were:

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Individual placings were: • Loudon tied for 11th place • Bailey tied for 28th place • Schultz tied for 54th place • Rieck – 60th place

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Individual overall were: • Loudon tied for ninth place • Bailey – 30th place • Schultz – 54th place • Rieck – 56th place The team is coached by Tim and Karen Loudon of Creston. “I am very proud of this young team as they got out there and performed well. They are putting in the extra time to practice at home after they are finished with their other extracurricular activities,” Karen said. During the judging contest, all teams judge the cattle in the ring at the same time. This contest consisted of 4-H, FFA, ju-


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(they are lighter than air!) was a reader favorite from my mother’s column, the original Heloise (19191977), and still is. You will need the following: 2 cups biscuit mix 1 egg 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/3 cups club soda Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl using a SPOON, and DON’T overmix the batter. You must use the batter immediately, or it will go flat. It couldn’t be easier to make delicious waffles any day of the week! You even can freeze these waffles for the mornings when you are in a rush. – Heloise P.S. Try a flavored sparkling water, like strawberry! SAVING SPICES Dear Heloise: My money-saving hint is when opening a spice jar with a paper seal, don’t remove the whole seal. Cut the seal in half so that when you spoon out the spice, you don’t take too much. You save product and don’t waste any, and you will get a smaller portion when you shake the bottle. It’s another way to control how much salt is used. I love celery salt on many dishes. Before you throw the

empty bottle in the recycling bin, check the size of the holes in the top of the old and new shakers. Some have bigger openings than others. Bigger holes mean more of the product will be used when shaken. – Carson G., Saginaw, Mich. ONLY ONE CHORE Dear Heloise: Sometimes I don’t feel like starting chores in the kitchen, such as washing or putting away dishes. But if I complete one, before I know it I am doing others to clean up the kitchen. Once started, I’m motivated to keep cleaning until I’ve finished. – Andrea H., via email My thoughts, too! When I don’t want to “start” whatever, I tell myself “Just do three simple things,” and that’s all. Yep! Before I know it, I’ve done more. Just get started! – Heloise HOMEMADE PIZZA Dear Heloise: I save any leftovers, such as sausage, meatloaf, taco meat, etc. We then use these items for our homemade-pizza night. We have made some unique pizzas based on what was in the refrigerator/freezer. – Julia T., Fort Wayne, Ind. (c)2017 by King Features Syndicate Inc.

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Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017 may need to try a new veggie up to 10 times before they learn to like it.

Stock up for teens Good nutrition is crucial during the teen years, but it can be a challenge. Teenagers are developing their own food preferences. Make healthy eating easy for them. Stock up on simple, appealing foods - from cut-up fruits and veggies to smoothies, whole grain wraps, soups and sandwiches. For a satisfying and teen-approved beverage that provides a protein punch, opt for chocolate milk, which offers nine essential nutrients, including vitamin D, calcium and potassium. While their nutritional needs are increasing, teenagers are facing new emotional challenges that can cause them to overeat, skip meals Infant and toddler foods or diet. Watch for unhealthy A lifetime of wellness be- eating patterns and be sensigins with good eating habits tive to body-image concerns. during pregnancy and nutritious choices for your baby. Grow up, not out By middle age, our meBreast milk is the ideal food for infants. Experts recom- tabolism begins to slow. We mend exclusive breastfeed- need fewer calories, but it’s ing for your baby’s first six hard to break old habits. months, followed by contin- That’s where mindful eating ued breastfeeding for as long can help. as possible after introduction Set the table, turn off your of first foods. devices and savor every bite. Your pediatrician can help You’ll feel more satisfied afdetermine when your baby ter meals and be less temptis ready to try solid foods. ed to snack. Moderate your Feeding iron-fortified infant alcohol intake, and don’t forcereal is a great way to help get your water bottle. And if your serving sizmeet your baby’s iron needs. Add fruits and veggies one at es have expanded over the a time, and ensure foods are years, now’s the time to seek the right size and texture to some portion pointers, too. match your baby’s development, starting with pureed When older, make wiser foods and working your way food choices to small, soft bits. Offering Whether from changing a variety of nutritious foods tastes, dental problems, will help your baby experi- medication or illness, people ence different tastes and fla- often lose their appetites as vors. they grow older. But good nutrition reGet kids in the kitchen mains essential for older If you’re a parent, you’re adults. And it’s never too being watched, so make sure late to make positive changyour child sees you eating es. If you or an older famifruits, vegetables and whole grains - and fewer sugary, ly member can’t shop often enough to buy fresh produce, fatty or salty foods. Plan to eat meals togeth- order your groceries online, er. Shared mealtime is a or buy frozen and canned great chance to reconnect fruits and vegetables. Read as a family, and to engage labels to avoid extra sugar your children in fun explora- or sodium, and remember to tions of what it means to be drink plenty of water. healthy. If weight loss becomes a Invite kids to help you problem, consider a liquid grocery shop, plan meals and supplement or meal replacecook. They’ll learn import- ment beverage for a tasty ant lifelong skills. One study way to fill nutrient, calorie found that children who help and protein gaps. prepare meals eat more vegThe approach of a new etables than those who don’t year is a great time to hit the participate. reset button. Resolve to reCan’t get kids to try new place old habits with healthfoods? Don’t give up. Re- ier ones in 2017. And do it search shows young children together.

what’s cookin’ in OLD RECIPES The other evening I was going through a stack of recipes that Barb had saved from friends and magazines. I found these that she had made several times. I just wanted to share these with you and I hope you enjoy them as we did several years ago.. Smakelijk eten! FRUIT SALAD 1 - 29 oz. can peach slices, undrained 1 - 20 oz. can pineapple chunks, undrained 1 - 3 1/8 oz. box dry vanilla instant pudding mix 1 lb. strawberry, stemmed and quartered

1 banana, sliced 1/2 pint blueberries 1 bunch red or green grapes 1 -2 Tbsp. sugar

In a large bowl, combine peaches, pineapples, and vanilla pudding mix. This includes the juices from the cans. Mix well until pudding is dissolved. Stir in strawberries, banana, blueberries, grapes, and sugar if desired. Chill. PEACH MUFFINS 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 cup fresh peaches or frozen peached, thawed 1 cup chopped pecans

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour and baking powder, stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in peaches and pecans. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mixture on top before baking. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool 10 minutes; removes from pan to wire rack. Makes 1 dozen. This last recipe is one that comes from the early 1970’s. It was a recipe that was used at Franklin Elementary School and the rolls were awesome. The cooks shared this recipe with Barb and we made them several times and I really need to make them again. This recipe is a fourth of the original recipe. The only directions that the cooks included are listed below. I would think the directions would be to combine the yeast, dry milk, sugar and add to warm water, let rest for five minutes. Add salt, oil, rice and eggs to yeast mixture, mix. Add flour and knead. Cover and let rest until double in size. Punch down and shape into rolls and place in greased pans. Cover and let rise for 40 minutes or so. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Eat warm with plenty of butter and jam. FRANKLIN RICE ROLLS 1/4 cup dry yeast 1/2 cup dry milk 6 Tbsp. sugar 2 cups warm water 3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup oil 3 cups cooked rice 2 eggs 8 cups flour

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

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No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells. What’s called genome editing already is transforming biological research, and being used to develop treatments for patients struggling with a range of diseases. The science is nowhere near ready for a huge next step that raises ethical questions — altering sperm, eggs or embryos so that babies don’t inherit a disease that runs in the family, says a report Tuesday from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. But if scientists learn how to safely pass alterations of the genetic code to future generations, the panel said “germline” editing could be attempted under strict criteria, including that it targets a serious disease with no reasonable alternative and is conducted under rigorous oversight. “Caution is absolutely needed, but being cautious does not mean prohibition,” said bioethicist R. Alta Charo of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “This committee is not saying we will or should do germline — heritable — editing. What we are saying is that we can identify a set of strict con-

ditions under which it would be permissible to do it,” Charo added. “But we are far, far away from being ready to try.” Genome editing should not go beyond healing the sick and enhance traits such as physical strength, what’s commonly called “designer babies,” the panel stressed. But the public should get involved in these debates IN THEto IOWA COURTone OF now, sayDISTRICT what might UNION COUNTY day be acceptable. EQUITY NO: EQCV018151 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR The long-awaited report PUBLICATION offers advice — the prestiThe Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The gious academies cannot set Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as policy. But it is considered a Trustee for Residential Asset Securities step toward internaCorporation, Homecreating Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass Through Certificates Setional norms for responsible ries 2004-KS6 development of this powerful Plaintiff, vs. technology. The U.S. Parties in Possession; EstateNationof Eldon Ray; Unknown spouse, if any, Eldon al Academies and its ofcounRay, Jr.; Laura Lynn Lee; Kristal M. terparts in Britain and China Feldhacker; Unknown spouse, if any, of Kristal Feldhacker; Brenda internaL. Blazek; have M.been holding Unknown spouse, if any, of Brenda L. Blazek; M. with Kautz;the Unknown tional Kristine meetings hope spouse, if any, of Kristine M. Kautz; Tamof doing just that. my Jo Gabel; Unknown spouse, if any, of Tammy Jo Gabel; State of Iowa “Genome editing is -aDepartnew ment of Revenue; State of Iowa - Departtooloffor geneDiscover therapy ment Revenue; Bank, and et al. it Defendants. has tremendous promise,” You are notified that a petition has been filed in the said. office ofBut, this court you Charo shenaming added, as a defendant in this action. The petition it has pursued a way was filedtoonbe November 29,in2016, and prays for foreclosurewell-being of Plaintiffs mortthat promotes and gage in favor of the Plaintiff on the propis responsible, respectful and erty described in this notice and judgment for the unpaid principal amount of fair. $136,287.89, with 4.12% per annum interest thereon from January 1, 2015, together Genome editing is essenwith late charges, advances and the costs tially a biological of the action including (but version not limited of to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, cut-and-paste software, allowas well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the described ing scientists to following turn genes on premises from April 23, 2004, located in or off, repair Union county, Iowa:or modify them The East Half ofcells. the Southeast inside living ThereQuarare ter of the Northeast Quarter of the a few older methods butNE1/4 one Northeast Quarter (E1/2 SE1/4 NE1/4) of Section (11),CRISTownwith the wonkyEleven name ship Seventy-one (71) North, Range PR-Cas9(31),is West so ofmuch Thirty-one the 5th faster, P.M., in Union County, Iowa, commonly known cheaper andDrysimpler to use as 2321 Hi and Road, Creston, IA 50801 "Property") that (the it has spurred an exploThe petition further prays that the mortsiononoftheresearch. gage above described real estate be

foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Emily Bartekoske, of SouthLaw, P.C.; whose address is 1401 50th Street, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS IF THE PETITION INCLUDES A WAIVER OF DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT) FROM THE ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before 15th day of March, 2017, and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Union County, at the county courthouse in Creston, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in a court action because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA Coordinator at 515-286-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-7352942. This case has been filed in a county that utilizes electronic filing. You may find more information and general rules governing electronic filing in Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16. You may find information concerning protection of personal information in court filings in Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16, Division VI. By: CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURT Union County Courthouse 300 North Pine Street, Creston, IA 50801 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.

PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT OF UNION COUNTY EQUITY NO: EQCV018151 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee for Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass Through Certificates Series 2004-KS6 Plaintiff, vs. Parties in Possession; Estate of Eldon Ray; Unknown spouse, if any, of Eldon Ray, Jr.; Laura Lynn Lee; Kristal M. Feldhacker; Unknown spouse, if any, of Kristal M. Feldhacker; Brenda L. Blazek; Unknown spouse, if any, of Brenda L. Blazek; Kristine M. Kautz; Unknown spouse, if any, of Kristine M. Kautz; Tammy Jo Gabel; Unknown spouse, if any, of Tammy Jo Gabel; State of Iowa - Department of Revenue; State of Iowa - Department of Revenue; Discover Bank, et al. Defendants. You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of this court naming you as a defendant in this action. The petition was filed on November 29, 2016, and prays for foreclosure of Plaintiffs mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described in this notice and judgment for the unpaid principal amount of $136,287.89, with 4.12% per annum interest thereon from January 1, 2015, together with late charges, advances and the costs of the action including (but not limited to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the following described premises from April 23, 2004, located in Union county, Iowa: The East Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (E1/2 SE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4) of Section Eleven (11), Township Seventy-one (71) North, Range Thirty-one (31), West of the 5th P.M., in Union County, Iowa, commonly known as 2321 Hi and Dry Road, Creston, IA 50801 (the "Property") The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Emily Bartekoske, of SouthLaw, P.C.; whose address is 1401 50th Street, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED


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DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encourages students from Iowa to submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the “From the Farm to You” calendar. The calendars are distributed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship at the Iowa State Fair and include artwork that emphasizes the connection between the production of Iowa’s farmers and the products used by people every day. Students of all ages are invited to submit artwork. Pictures should be drawn using only black lines on plain white paper, 8 ½ by 11 inches. The pictures should not be colored. They can be submitted to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 • 11:00 am

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Seeking a trustworthy and honest individual for a casual registered nurse position in the Creston office. Some travel is required. Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred but not required. Duties include training direct support provider’s on medical conditions, agency medications policies, reviewing all medical and medication paperwork, and consumer home visits. Position will be approximately 5 to 10 hours per month on day shift and will pay $20/hr. Employer is flexible in scheduling hours.

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2 blocks north of Hwy 34 at McDonald’s • Auction signs posted ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES: Misc. pottery and planters including Shawnee and McCoy, Jim Beam Bottles and other misc. bottles; postcards, postcard albums w/cards; lots of misc. paper items including old magazines, sheet music, newspapers, maps, souvenir books, 1930 Yearbook in Agriculture, 1958 and 1959-1960 Chevrolet Shop Manual and Shop Manual Supplement, ads, comic books, paper fans, valentines, calendars, old books, trading cards; Children’s Disney and Golden Books, 10 years of Arizona Highway magazines and more; collector plates including Norman Rockwell complete year sets of plates and trays, Goebel, Hummel, Chas. Schultz, Fenton carnival glass collector plates and more. Normal Rockwell dated Christmas ornaments; Blue canning jars (some dated) and other canning related items. Cast iron Griswold 2 burner griddle; 1918 calendar plate, misc. depression era and pressed glassware and dishes, old kitchen utensils, misc. tins and small advertising items, pictures, Geisha girl items, galvanized buckets, Conoco Axel Grease galvanized bucket, ammo box and other misc. jars of old keys, wooden boxes; various older hand tools, wood planes etc.; fishing reels and lures; Guitar and case; older toys including Tonka fire truck, carom boards, wooden checkers/chess game, stoneware crocks, WWII souvenir pillow tops and banner; bullet pencils; stereo viewer and cards; Old Victorian style photo album; shaving mugs; chicken waterers; pocket knives, straight razors; footstool w/needlepoint top; sewing baskets; Vintage records, Elvis Collectibles, 12” X 12” Willie Nelson etched mirror; Coors Beer Sign; Gold Painted Black Glass Swan planter and more black glass pieces; Vintage doll furniture including wooden wicker style doll cradle. Humidor/pipe holder; Brass items including trays, figural pieces and candle sticks. Table cloths and other linens, runners and lace pieces. Holiday decor, Christmas Lights, UP Lights, Corelle dinnerware, Corning Ware; small appliances, assorted kitchen items; Assorted pens, pencils, calligraphy pens, children’s puzzles and books, new galvanized flower containers; bird cage; assorted baskets; Butterfly Chair, Side Table with Lamp, Victorian loveseat and chair; Auctioneer Note: Andy & Chris are downsizing due to needing room at their monument business. Come expecting some neat items to offer!

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Andy 641-202-4766 • Chris 641-202-0191 for info Auction conducted by: West & Frey Auctioneers, LLC and Creston Livestock Auction Services Darwin 641-344-1958 • Tom Frey 641-344-5082 • Brandon Frey 641-782-0633 Sale clerks: June West/Leisa Frey Ringman: Vern Blazek Terms: Cash or good check with photo ID if unknown by the auction team. Lunch on grounds and restrooms available. Go to for pictures and complete listing.

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crossed” in his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The explanation of the episode left many questions unanswered, including why Trump didn’t alert Pence to the matter and why Trump allowed Flynn to keep accessing classified information and taking part in the president’s discussions with world leaders up until the day he was fired. White House officials also struggled to explain why Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway had declared the president retained “full confidence” in Flynn just hours before the adviser had to submit his letter of resignation. Later Tuesday, The New York Times reported that U.S. agencies had intercepted phone calls last year between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team. Current and former U.S. officials who spoke to the Times anonymously said they found no evidence that the Trump campaign was working with the Russians on hacking or other efforts to influence the election. Flynn’s firing heightened questions about the president’s friendly posture toward Russia. Democrats called for investigations into Flynn’s contacts, and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress needed to know whether he had been acting with direction from the president or others. Trump initially thought Flynn could survive the controversy, according to a person with direct knowledge

of the president’s views, but a pair of explosive stories in The Washington Post in recent days made the situation untenable. As early as last week, he and aides began making contingency plans for Flynn’s dismissal, a senior administration official said. While the president was said to be upset with Flynn, he also expressed anger with other aides for “losing control” of the story and making his young administration look bad. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Pence became aware that he had received “incomplete information” from Flynn only after the first Washington Post report Thursday night. Pence learned about the Justice Department warnings to the White House around the same time. The officials and others with knowledge of the situation were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and requested anonymity. Ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration, Pence and other officials insisted publicly that Flynn had not discussed sanctions in his talks with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. On Jan. 26, Acting Attorney General Sally Yates contacted White House counsel Don McGahn to raise concerns about discrepancies between the public accounting and what intelligence officials knew to be true about the contacts based on routine recordings of communications with foreign officials who are in the U.S. The Justice Department warned the White House that the inconsistencies would leave the president’s top national security aide vulnerable to blackmail from Russia, according to a person with knowledge

of the discussion. The president was informed of the warnings the same day, Spicer said. Flynn was interviewed by the FBI around the same time, according to a U.S. official who was briefed on the investigation. It was not immediately known what questions the FBI asked of Flynn or what he told law enforcement officials. McGahn, along with chief of staff Reince Priebus and strategist Steve Bannon, also questioned Flynn multiple times in the ensuing weeks, a White House official said. Top aides also reviewed transcripts of Flynn’s contacts with the ambassador, according to a person with knowledge of the review process. At the same time, the official said Trump aides began taking steps to put some distance between the president and Flynn. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, a top Flynn aide, started taking part in Trump’s daily security briefings. Before he resigned Monday night, Flynn told the investigative news nonprofit affiliated with the website The Daily Caller that he and Kislyak spoke only generally about the Russian diplomats expelled by President Barack Obama as part of the previous administration’s response to Moscow’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. “It wasn’t about sanctions. It was about the 35 guys who were thrown out,” Flynn said. “It was basically: ‘Look, I know this happened. We’ll review everything.’ I never said anything such as, ‘We’re going to review sanctions,’ or anything like that.”


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Creston ends regular season with loss By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

HARLAN — The Creston boys basketball team surrendered a 10-point fourth quarter lead and fell 70-66 at Harlan in overtime Tuesday. Creston was outscored 14-4 in the fourth to send the game into overtime. “We definitely feel like we let one slip away from us,” Creston coach Taylor Phipps said. Kylan Smallwood stayed aggressive offensively, scoring 21 points and went 8-of-10 at Smallwood the free t h r o w line to lead the Panthers. “He did a nice job. It was a tough physical game,” Phipps said. “He was really trying to get to the rim and finish strong. He was able to do that.” Evan Jacobson and Trevor Downing added 13 points each, and Downing grabbed 11 rebounds to make it a double-double effort. Phipps had reason to be pleased with Downing’s effort on the boards in what was reasonably the best game of the season for Downing. Harl a n ’ s Shane Phipps Chamberlain filled the bucket to the tune of 23 points and Caleb Rasmussen added 16 for good measure. “We’re excited about getting in the post season and getting back to practice,” Phipps said. “Shore up a couple things and clean up a couple area and get ready for next Monday.” UP NEXT — Creston (11-10) opens up Class 3A District 16 play against Carroll (11-8) next Monday in Glenwood at 6:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play whoever wins between Glenwood (16-5) and Denison-Schleswig (7-13), who play after Creston. Cr (66) 15 17 23 4 H (70) 13 17 15 14 Crest — Totals — 21 15-22, 66 — Scoring Kylan Smallwood 21, Evan Jacobson 13, Trevor Downing 13, Cody Crawford 13, Jaden Driskell 6, Tucker Flynn 2 Har — Totals — 22 18-24 70 Scoring — Shane Chamberlain 23, Caleb Rasmussen 16, Logan Klaassen 11, Jared Moser 6, Josh Cheek 6, Jacob Hansen 4, Alec Plagman 2.



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Developing tunnel vision Staying focused on match in front of them can lead to big things for Creston/Oreint-Macksburg wrestlers at state

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

DES MOINES — It could be easy for a wrestler to become preoccupied with what the bracket may look like down the road, whether at the dual or traditional state tournament. A sense of anticipation arises looking at what matchup is next. That’s about the time when one looks too far ahead where dreams can become derailed, hopes dashed. Keeping a laser-sharp focus on the match at hand will be key for both the team and the six Panthers over the next several days. Creston/Orient-Macksburg competed in the Class 2A state dual team tournament today (Wednesday).

The traditional tournament starts Thursday, with the first round set to begin at 6 p.m. at Wells F a r g o Arena, with first r o u n d Frain consolation matches to follow later in the evening. “That’s what we say all the time as coaches is to focus on that one match,” said Creston/Orient-Macksburg coach Darrell Frain. “If you get looking down the road who you have second round, third round, all of the sudden you aren’t in the tournament anymore. They’ve got big goals. The only thing we can worry about is match one.”

Regardless of what happens in the first round, Frain wants his six traditional qualifiers to be on the mat come Friday. “We talked about the goal is to make it to Friday,” Frain said. “Hopefully win them all. That doesn’t always happen. We’ve got to be able to recover and come back and win on the back side. If we have them Friday all on the front side, I’d be really happy.” Creston/Orient-Macksburg has displayed tenacity and ferocity over the years at the state tournament, whether winning close matches or wracking up wins in the consolation rounds. Frain expects that tradition to continue this year. We have a pretty good history of recovering after losses and a pretty good his-

tory of winning at the wire,” Frain said. “Hopefully we can keep continuing what we’ve done in the past.” Frain looks for his six traditional qualifiers, the team in the duals, to fight hard. “I’ve watched it so many times. We get down there and make it fight until the end. We get a win or lose a tough one then being mentally tough enough to come back and get a win on the backside,” Frain said. Being down at Wells Fargo Arena today helps the six traditional qualifiers prepare for Thursday. “The biggest thing is it takes a little bit of that nervousness out of the way for the first round matches,” Frain said. “Sometimes it can wear on you for the semifinal, but for that first COM | 2S

State schedule • Thursday: 9 a.m. – noon: Class 3A first round and first round consolation. 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Class 1A first round and first round consolation. 6-9 p.m.: Class 2A first round and first round consolation. • Friday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Class 3A and 1A quarterfinals, Class 3A and 1A second round consolations. 2:30 – 5:45 p.m.: Class 2A quarterfinals, Class 3A semifinals and third round consolations, Class 2A second round consolations. 7:30-8:40 p.m.: Class 1A semifinals and third round consolations. 8:45-10 p.m.: Class 2A semifinals and third round consolations. • Saturday: 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Class 3A, 2A and 1A consolation semifinals and finals. 5:45 p.m.: Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association, Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association and Iowa High School Athletic Assoction Awards 6 p.m.: Grand march and finals for all classes.


See you again Des Moines Creston girls bowlers earn spot back at state after absence in 2016 ■


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DES MOINES — Leading Knoxville by just three pins heading into Bakers, at Great Escape Tuesday, the Creston/Orient-Macksburg bowlers delivered with the pressure on. Panther senior Livi Hartman picked up a spare and a strike at the end of the baker round to put the finishing touches on clinching the treasured spot at state for the girls squad. “Definitely nerve-wracking,” Hartman said. “I was shaking as I was making the last shot. But to pick up the spare to keep going in the 10th frame, I couldn’t help but scream out loud.” Hartman had been a stand-in multiple times, so this victory meant a great deal to her and her father,

assistant coach Jerry Hartman. “My dad and I are really excited to finally meet this goal,” Hartman said. “Praise God that we got it and I’m just super happy that it could happen.” An all around score of 2,234 was just enough to squeeze the Panthers past Knoxville and Bondurant-Farrar. “We have could have done better on single pins and we talked about that but they bowled well enough to win and that’s what counts,” Creston/O-M coach Ron Pendegraft said. Alex Miller overcame issues she experienced with her thumb when the ball got caught on her hand on a throw. She sought medical attention, but was able to recover and finished strong. “Alex really came through after she got hurt,” Pendegraft said. “In Bakers she threw seven or eight strikes on a hurt hand. Everybody did what they had to do. Proud of them and looking forward to Monday.” Miller said the pain she BOWL | 2S


Panther bowling assistant coach Jerry Hartman and daughter Olivia Hartman embrace after the latter’s strike to end the final frame of the last Baker round at Tuesday’s Regional bowling meet at Great Escape in Des Moines.


Raiderettes show inside-outside combination Larsen sinks 5 treys; Kelcie Shields posts 20-20 in regional win ■

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MOUNT AYR — With Southwest Valley coming out in a defense packed in against all-state center Kelcie Shields Tuesday night, Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit had specific instructions for his team. “If they’re going to take away the lane in a zone, we talked about getting that open shot and knocking it

down,” Streit said. His Raiderettes were listening. Senior guard Macy Larsen went 3-of-3 from behind the arc in the opening minutes and teammate Tessa Shields also drained a 3-pointer as Mount Ayr bolted to a 12-3 lead in a Class 2A Region 3 quarterfinal contest, leading to a 72-54 win. “It made us kind of look at each other and do some second-guessing,” admitted Southwest Valley coach Allen Naugle. “But in the end I think it worked pretty well. They just showed their muscle there in the fourth quarter and pulled away.” Mount Ayr was outscored

18-17 in the second quarter to hold a 37-25 halftime lead. The younger Timberwolves kept the pace in the third quarter, rallying all the way back from the game’s early 19-point deficit to pull within three at 48-45 early in the fourth on a 3-pointer by Hailey Thomas. That’s when Mount Ayr slowly started pulling away, as Southwest Valley senior Danica Sunderman fouled out with 5:51 left with her team trailing 55-48. From there, the Raiderettes owned a 17-6 advantage in finishing out the win. 2A GIRLS | 3S


Southwest Valley sophomore Morgan Shuey (33) slips a pass over the reach of Mount Ayr senior Kelcie Shields during Tuesday’s Class 2A regional game in Mount Ayr. Shuey led Southwest Valley with 18 points and Shields amassed 20 points and 26 rebounds in leading the 11th-ranked Raiderettes to a 72-54 victory.



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The Creston/O-M girls bowling team poses with their state qualifier banner, earned by defeating six other squads at the regfional bowling meet at Great Escape in Des Moines Tuesday. From left to right are Kim Orr, Jordan Swedlund, Livi Hartman, Casey Batten, Alex Miller and Laura Weis.


experienced from the injury was as bad as any she had felt in a while. She jokingly said she would leave the ball at Great Escape. However, she was all smiles after. “To be able to do this my senior year, I was thrilled,� Miller said. “I’m not a big fan of holidays, but this is the best Valentine’s Day I’ve had. We’re going to go up there, we’re going to have a good time and positive attitude just like we had today. Keep it going.� It has been an interesting dynamic for a girls team that is a mix of several first-year participants and experienced bowlers. “It’s great. I’m really excited to spend the weekend in Des Moines with the team,� Kim Orr said. Orr had the Panther girls high series of 347 (193, 154). Hartman bowled a series of 340, Casey Batten rolled a



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- SW VALLEY QUALIFIERS 301, Laura Weis tallied a 282, Miller went for 261 and Jordan Swedlund posted a 259. The girls shot better than runner-up Knoxville in each round of the Bakers with scores of 125, 166, 151, 132, 129. The Panther boys finished sixth out of seven teams.


Zac Hague’s series of 349 (189, 160) was high for the boys. Other scores for the varsity boys included series’ of 282 (Isaac Jacobson), Nick Case (250), Dylan Linch (248), Tay Wright (229) and Jonathan Seals (225). “The boys have come a long way this year and I see them competing at a higher

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round match, it definitely helps.� Four of Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s six wrestlers — Chase Shiltz, Kadon Hulett, Mitchel Swank and Trevor Marlin — have been on the mat before at the traditional tournament. They can be a wealth of knowledge for traditional newcomers Jackson Mikkelsen and Cody Tanner, Frain said. For all six, the mission is to be on the mat on Saturday night. “That’s the ultimate goal there,� Frain said. “We’ve got six that all think they can wrestle on Saturday night. Hopefully they can step up and take care of business and get there.� As for today, Frain expects a similar match against Assumption, Davenport, to what the Panthers faced in the regional duals against Webster City. “They’re favored in six, we’re favored in six and

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Momentum swings Mount Ayr finished with 22 turnovers and the scrappy Southwest Valley defense collected 10 steals in getting back into contention after trailing 32-13 in the first half. “I felt like we kind of had some momentum break for us there in the second quarter and we were playing pretty well for awhile,” Naugle said. “We were doing a pretty good job of keeping the ball out of Kelcie Shields’ hands. A lot of her points came off offensive rebounds.” Shields finished with a game-high 20 points, 26 rebounds and five blocked shots. She had 13 offensive rebounds and 13 on the defensive side. Mount Ayr owned a 55-23 advantage on the boards.

Larsen ended with five 3-pointers and 17 points. Senior guard Blair Glendenning had one of her career-best games offensively with 11 points and four assists along with five rebounds. Glendenning was involved in the decisive series of plays that virtually sealed Mount Ayr’s victory in the fourth quarter. With Mount Ayr holding onto a 57-48 lead, Kelcie Shields sank a putback. After a Southwest Valley free throw, Shields got the ball inside for another bucket to make it 61-49. Shields missed a free throw, but Glendenning stole the ball and hit a short field goal while being fouled. She added the free throw for a three-point play that stretched the lead to 64-49 with 2:49 left. “That was big. It was basically a five-point play in a

matter of seconds,” Streit said. “We knew they couldn’t guard us in man (defense) and we stepped up our fullcourt defense again and sped them up a little.”

Naugle said. “They were a fun group. I’m looking forward to the future with the young kids. Tonight when we lost Sunderman (to fouls) we were playing with four underclassmen and one senior in Katie.” Friday’s game is the rubber match in Mount Ayr’s series with Nodaway Valley. Mount Ayr won the first game 35-33 at home on Dec. 13, while the Wolverines prevailed 42-26 on Jan. 31 in Greenfield. “There’s no way we’re shooting 11-for-58 again (2-13 on 3-pointers),” Streit said. “We have to execute better on offense and they have two studs (Josie Clarke and Paige McElfish). We have to make sure we know where they’re at all the time.”

Shuey shines Sophomore Morgan Shuey led Southwest Valley with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals. “She’s a good player,” Streit said. “That girl can handle it and she pushes the tempo. She makes things happen.” Freshman Jentry Schafer added 15 points for the Timberwolves, who bow out at 11-12. Sunderman and Thomas each had eight points. Seniors Shelby Nelson, Katie Taylor and Sunderman made their final appearance for Southwest Valley. “I started three years ago UP NEXT — Mount Ayr and they were sophomores,” (20-2) hosts Nodaway Val-

ley (18-4) in the Region 3 semifinal game at 7 p.m. The Wolverines are coming off a 41-36 victory over AHSTW. SW VALLEY (54) — Morgan Shuey 5 8-11 18, Jentry Schafer 5 4-6 15, Hailey Thomas 3 1-2 8, Danica Sunderman 3 0-0 8, Shelby Nelson 1 0-0 3, Lexy Haer 1 0-0 2. Totals — 18 13-19 54. 3-point goals — 5 (Sunderman 2, Nelson 1, Schafer 1, Thomas 1). Steals — Payton Thomas 4, Shuey 2, Haer 2, Schafer 1. Rebounds — Haer 5, Shuey 4, Schafer 3. Assists — Shuey 4, Thomas 4, Katie Taylor 3. Turnovers — 16. Team fouls — 19. Fouled out — Sunderman, Haer. MOUNT AYR (72) — Kelcie Shields 8 4-7 20, Macy Larsen 5 2-6 17, Blair Glendenning 3 5-5 11, Tessa Shields 4 0-1 9, Sara Winemiller 2 2-2 6, Megan Warin 2 2-2 6, Hayley Whittington 1 0-0 2, Keirston Klommhaus 0 1-2 1. Totals — 25 16-25 72. 3-point goals — 6 (Larsen 5, T. Shields 1). Rebounds — K. Shields 26, Glendenning 5, Warin 5, T. Shields 5, Larsen 3. Assists — Glendenning 4, Larsen 2, T. Shields 2. Steals — Sam Stewart 3, T. Shields 2, Warin 2. Blocked shots — K. Shields 5, Glendenning 1. Turnovers — 22. Team fouls — 18. Fouled out — None. SW Valley (54) — 7 18 17 12 Mount Ayr (72) — 20 17 11 24


Mount Ayr senior Tess Shields shoots a 3-pointer Tuesday against Southwest Valley. Shields finished with nine points in the Raiderettes’ 72-54 victory.

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