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Trophy presentation: Cheerleaders and members of

the Creston/O-M wrestling team show off their seventh-place trophy to Panther fans in the stands of Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday evening. The Panthers placed seventh in Class 2A at the State Dual Team Tournament. For more on the Panthers, see SPORTS, page 7A.


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SWCC golfer charts new path Medical disorder curtails Somers’ swimming career ■

By LARRY PETERSON CNA senior feature writer

After hundreds of trips from Creston to West Des Moines and Waukee since she was a 10-year-old swimmer with collegiate dreams, Camryn Somers had finally made it. She was on the starting block in a 50-meter freestyle race for a Division I university. It was Oct. 14, 2016, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha women’s team was swimming against Colorado State in Fort Collins. The Creston High School graduate, who swam four years for Waukee High School, would also swim the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter medley relay. Her first race was the best of her life — career fastest 24.48 in the 50 freestyle. She twice placed in the top 10 in the Iowa state meet in that race in a best time of 24.54. (In all, Somers earned nine state medals in four years for Waukee, topped by anchoring the championship 200-meter freestyle relay her junior year.) All the dedication over the years was finally paying off. Somers was fulfilling


No longer a scholarship swimmer at Division I University of Nebraska-Omaha because of medical reasons, freshman Camryn Somers of Creston is now a member of the golf team at Southwestern Community College.

her dream of competing at the Division I level as a freshman. She was in the best shape of her life. But, her first collegiate meet would also end up being her last. The Mavericks were scheduled to have high-intensity workouts for two days after that meet, prior to a meet at Northern Colorado on Oct. 17. In the first workout on that Saturday morning, events would unfold that

ended Somers’ career as a competitive swimmer due to a previously undetected cardiovascular disorder. The combination of coming off a recent illness, working at oxygen-starved altitude in the Rocky Mountains and some of the most grueling practices of her life seemed to trigger the problems that ensued. “The morning after our meet I was swimming in our fall training camp there in Colorado, and I was feeling

great,” said the daughter of Matt and Deb Somers of Creston. “Then when I got to the wall and stood up, I passed out. A girl on my team caught me. It was right in the middle of our hard set of the day. They had to pull me out of the pool. I woke up and thought, ‘Oh, my God, what happened?’ I didn’t remember much.” Somers was taken to a hospital in Fort Collins for examination. “They said the EKG looked OK, and they kind of assumed that altitude probably dehydrated me after I’d been sick,” Somers said. “They gave me some fluids and told me to take the rest of the day off from training.” The next day, it happened again. Now concern was growing. The only times in her life anything like that had occurred were as an 8-yearold when her mother was styling her hair, and another time after a swimming race in seventh grade. However, in the latter situation she had suffered a concussion in a basketball tournament a week earlier and that was suspected as contributing to her distress. After the incident as an 8-year-old, Somers was diagnosed with a mild case of irregular heartbeat, with hopes she would “grow out of it.” Nothing happened SOMERS | 12A

GOP lawmakers hear from leaders on move to remake health law WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders on Thursday described plans for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law to House GOP lawmakers, promoting a conservative approach dominated by tax breaks and a transition away from today’s Medicaid program. With their drive to reshape the nation’s health care system off to a sputtering start, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other leaders were describing detailed options and gauging the rank-andfile’s re- Ryan ceptiveness in a private meeting. Lawmakers also heard from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a former GOP congressman from Georgia. The briefing came hours before a weeklong recess that will send Congress home to energized voters, mostly Democrats, who have recently crammed town hall meetings to complain about GOP efforts to repeal Obama’s law. Lawmakers

are eager to have something to show constituents. “It’s important for people to know we’re working hard on these things, paying attention to substance,” said Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., as he entered the meeting. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said that by the end of March, his panel would start writing its part of a measure voiding much of Obama’s law and substituting GOP programs. That’s the most recent of several self-imposed deadlines that President Donald Trump and GOP leaders have set, but until now failed to meet, for reconfiguring the nation’s health care system. With Senate Republicans straining to coalesce around plans, Price met privately with GOP senators Wednesday, but participants said no specifics were discussed. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said lawmakers and the White House are trying to decide who should release a plan to replace Obama’s law first — the White House or Congress. Asked to characterize HEALTH | 2A

Iowa reports rare sighting of predatory mammal: a fisher WAUKON (AP) — The Iowa Natural Resources Department has reported a rare, confirmed sighting of a predatory mammal known as a fisher. The department says on its Facebook page that a trail camera captured an image of one in November on a wooded hillside in Allamakee County. The department says

the photo is the first documented sighting of a fisher in Iowa in about 150 years. The department says the fisher likely came from southeast Minnesota, where Minnesota officials have said fishers are expanding. Mammalogists say fishers can weight up to 12 pounds and are primarily carnivores known for their fierceness.


Swooping: This eagle soars through the air Wednesday afternoon above McKinley Park on the western side of Creston.

There were no less than seven eagles swooping along the partially frozen lake and perching in trees in the park, several of which were juveniles.



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DEATHS Rosena Fife Corning

Rosena Fife, 90, of Corning died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Corning Specialty Care in Corning. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation C e n t e r , Fife 701 Seventh St., in Corning with the Rev. Fred Bryson officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning. Open visitation with family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Corning United Methodist Church or Rose Ann Auxiliary. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes. com. Rosena Ruth Fife, daughter of Ira S. and Nora Ruth (Lovell) Adamson, was born July 10, 1926, in Adams County. The family moved to Adair County, where Rosena attended country school and Greenfield High School. On Dec. 18, 1943, Rosena married Edward Fife in Creston, and three children were born to this union, David, Duane and Dean. They

divorced. On Oct. 26, 1988, she married Bill Harlan. Rosena worked for several businesses including National Farmers Organization, McClelland and Briles, Dr. C. L. Bain, Lindsay and Roland Funeral Home and congregate meals. Rosena was a member of Emblem Chapter No. 64 of the Order of Eastern Star, Corning United Methodist Church, Corning House of History, Rose Ann Auxiliary, Wesleyan Circle and Neighborly Neighbors Club. Rosena is survived by her son Dean Fife (Karen Kenkel-Fife) of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Bobette Fife of Corning; step-daughter Ruth Jacobs of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Danyel Foreman, Cassondra FifeHavranek, Brent Fife and Suzanne Fife; step-grandchild Brandon Weihs; great-grandchildren, Ariana Hackett, Alex Hackett, Jace Fife-Havranek and Sam Foreman; brothers, Tom Adamson (Marlene) of Omaha, Nebraska; Merle Adamson (Donna) of Perry; brotherin-law Darriel Tilk of Storm Lake; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Rosena was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Duane and David; sister Margaret Tilk; grandson Phillip Fife and husband Bill Harlan.

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2017, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Creston Services are pending at PowLorene Means, 90, of Cres- ers Funeral Home, junction of ton died Thursday, Feb. 16, highways 34 and 25, in Creston.

Legislative coffee to be held The Creston Chamber of Commerce would like to invite the community to attend the first of three legislative coffees being held Saturday, Feb. 18, during the 2017 legislative session. The coffee will be at the congregate mealsite in the restored Creston Depot in uptown Creston. Rep. Tom Moore and State Sen. Tom Shipley will be in attendance. The coffee will start at 8 a.m. and will last for an hour.

This is a great opportunity to ask the state legislators the questions about issues that affect the public, or just come to listen and learn. The coffees are free, and everyone is invited to attend. The second legislative coffee will be held March 18 and the final coffee of 2017 will take place April 15. Mark your calendars now and plan on attending one or all of the 2017 legislative coffees.

Iowa Democrats debate through night on bargaining bill DES MOINES (AP) — Democrats in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate have debated through the night to delay voting on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state. The minority party led an hourslong effort that began Wednesday morning and continued after 5 a.m. Thursday. It’s unclear when the Senate will adjourn. The bill would prohibit public sector employees such as teachers, nurses and cor-

rectional officers from negotiating over several issues including health insurance, evaluation procedures and extra pay. It’s similar to a 2011 collective bargaining law in Wisconsin. House and Senate debate over mirror versions of the legislation began Tuesday. Since then, Democrats in both chambers unsuccessfully have tried procedural moves to alter the proposal. Their efforts are not expected to stop the legislation’s expected passage.


Today is Feb. 16, the 47th day of the year. So, there are 318 days left in 2017. Below are news items from the Creston News Advertiser for this week (Feb. 1319) in history:

10 years ago Rural Corning farmer Mike Haigwood, his wife, Barbara, and their two children, Lee and Aleesha, were featured on ABC’s show “Wife Swap.” The family prided itself on a self-sustained existence where food was grown, harvested and killed on their property with minimal help from the outside world. They also lived by a new-food philosophy that included raw beef and chicken, spoiled cheese and unpasteurized milk, and they realized their family’s lifestyle was different. Barbara traded places for two weeks with a San Francisco, California, entrepreneur who believed in perfect appearance, proper education and a cultured life for life to be considered successful. Eight panther wrestlers were headed to the state meet. Advancing from district were Andrew Long (112 pounds), Tyler Linderman (119), Quin Leith (125), Bret Kautz (130), Trent Tucker (135), Jesse Harris (140), Caleb Brus (145) and Caleb Evans (160).

20 years ago A healthy baby boy was born to Michael Jackson and his wife, Debbie Rowe Jackson. A source at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, said it was a natural childbirth without complica-


those discussions, Wicker said: “You go first. No, you go first.” Thursday’s House GOP meeting followed moves the day before by the Trump administration aimed at curbing Obama’s law. These included making it harder for people to sign up for coverage outside of open enrollment periods and eased IRS enforcement of fines for people who don’t buy insurance. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists who described House leaders’ plans said they strongly resembled a broad outline that Ryan released last summer as a campaign document for Republican candidates to tout to voters. Most spoke on condition of anonymity because the pro-

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Spencer Wray, 9, and Sabrina Miller, 7, enjoy an afternoon of sledding on bus barn hill Feb. 13, 2007, near Burton R. Jones Complex. Creston and many area schools were canceled for the day after a major snowstorm hit the area.

tions. The name and weight weren’t immediately released. Pete and Kim Brantner of Lenox, married nearly 16 years, shared a special story Valentine’s Day 2007. Kim, 39, had recently received a new kidney. Pete, 40, was the donor. Pete was also minister of the Faith Presbyterian parish of Mount Ayr, Tingley and Platte Center. he insisted he was no hero, saying in a sense, he was selfish as he didn’t want to lose Kim. Greater Community Hospital Auxiliary installed officers at its January meeting. President was Marge Rath of Afton, vice president was Barb Lightner of Creston, secretary was Mary Ellen Spurrier of Clearfield, treasurer was Vaughn Seckington of Creston and coffee and gift treasurer was Ethel Carson

of Creston. The auxiliary had donated $8,000 to GCH for OB and patient waiting area remodeling. Creston Panthers advanced Dylan Long and Michael Mickey to the district meet after the Class 2A sectional in Clarinda. Long was 29-1 for the season and Mickey improved to 26-6. Creston sent six boys into district wrestling competition Class AA having won three titles and finished second in three other weights in sectional competition. LeRoy Barton, winner at 95 pounds; Doug Abel, champion at 103; Jerry Willets, champ at 120; and the second place winners, Dan Stephens at 112, Dennis Loudon at 127 and Don Ulm at 145 were the six representing Creston High School. A new building was under construction for Mr.

and Mrs. Harley Griffey of Cromwell in Crest Plaza. Griffey’s planned to open a Western Auto Associates store once the building was finished in April. It was east of the United Food Market at the north edge of Creston. About 20 members of Greater Community Hospital auxiliary helped prepare rooms in the new hospital for public tours. The building had beds for 83 patients and complete hospital facilities, and was built at a cost of about $1,800,000 with $587,000 furnished through a federal grant of Hill-Burton funds. Nearly 4,000 people toured the hospital as they lined up three and four abreast throughout the afternoon of Feb. 19, 1967. Many waited in line for up to 45 minutes before they reached the entrance and could begin the tour.

posals hadn’t been released publicly. In a significant departure from Ryan’s summertime proposal, the options being discussed Thursday would not address Medicare, which helps pay for guaranteed health care for the elderly. Ryan has backed reshaping it into a voucher-like program that people could use to buy coverage, but Trump has said he doesn’t want to revamp Medicare. Under the ideas being talked about, the tax penalties that Obama’s law imposed on people who don’t buy insurance would be killed. Also eliminated would be the subsidies the government provides most people who buy coverage on the online marketplaces the statute established. Instead, tax-favored health savings accounts

would be expanded and refundable tax credits, paid in advance, would be available to millions of Americans. With refundable credits, even people with low or no income would receive checks from the IRS. On one of the most contentious issues, Republicans would gradually change Medicaid, which helps poor and disabled people afford health care. While it now guarantees coverage for everyone who qualifies, the options being discussed include giving money to the states generally based on the number of Medicaid beneficiaries with adjustments for the type of care they need, and states would

have more power to decide who qualifies for coverage. Republicans would provide extra money to both the 31 states that expanded Medicaid coverage under Obama’s law and the 19 others — mostly dominated by the GOP — that refused to do so. That disbursement of funds has caused major rifts between GOP-led states that increased their Medicaid coverage and don’t want to lose that money, and states that didn’t expand but want extra funds now. The GOP plans also include federal contributions to states for high risk pools, where people with illnesses that are expensive to cover could purchase policies.

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Raymond Wylie Smith, 22, of Washington, Missouri, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia 8:03 a.m. Feb. 6 in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers observed a dark-colored SUV approaching their location on Interstate 80. Officers checked the speed at 81 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone. Officers pulled out of the median and caught up with the vehicle. Officers activated lights. The vehicle then slowed but did not yield to the emergency lights. Officers activated the siren to attempt to gain attention of the driver, and the driver pulled to the side of the eastbound Interstate 80. Upon approach, officers observed a large bud of what was believed to be marijuana. Officers asked the driver if that was marijuana in the center console, and he said it was. Officers then asked for license, registration and insurance, and advised him to go back to the passenger seat of the patrol vehicle. Officers asked if there was more marijuana and he said there was more in the center console. More officers arrived and ran the K-9, which gave a positive alert. Officers then had the driver, identified as Smith, stay in the vehicle while officers retrieved the marijuana. Also found were multiple pipes, along with two green containers with a green, leafy substance in them. Also located in the vehicle were one red and one silver grinder. Smith was released on $1,000 bond. ————— Charles Ray Balius, 46, 107 N. Division St. Apt. 300, was charged with third-offense operating while intoxicated, driving with license suspended and open container 9:59

p.m. Friday in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers performed a traffic stop at the intersection of 180th Street and Highway 25. The vehicle was stopped for swerving within the lane, crossing the center line of the highway and almost striking a vehicle in the opposite lane of traffic. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Balius. Balius had a revoked driving status for operating while intoxicated test refusal in 2015. Balius admitted to have been drinking. Balius was charged and transported to Adair County Jail. A 16-ounce can of Budweiser was located in the vehicle. Once at the jail, Balius agreed to take field sobriety tests. Balius did not perform satisfactorily on the sobriety tests. Balius agreed to take a preliminary breath test and showed a blood-alcohol content higher than the legal limit of .08. Balius was released on $5,000 bond. ————— Dain Elise Saxton, 22, of Leon was charged on an Adair County warrant for third-degree harassment 9:34 a.m. Saturday in Adair County. Saxton was released on $300 bond. ————— Brandon Eugene Rudolf, 38, of Leon was charged with driving while suspended 12:41 p.m. Saturday in Adair County. Rudolf was released ————— Michael Ross Waddingham, 38, of Orient was charged with driving while barred 2:08 p.m. Saturday in Adair County. According to an Adair County Sheriff report, officers observed Waddingham operate a motor vehicle on Clark Street in Orient. Waddingham is known to officers, and is known to have a driver’s license status of barred in the state of Iowa. Waddingham said he was


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only driving from his moth- Feb. 9. er’s residence in Orient. Attempt to locate, 9:07 Waddingham was released p.m., Feb. 9. on $2,000 bond. Domestic disturbance, 9:14 p.m., Feb. 9. Miscellaneous Accident, 1:57 a.m., FriAccident, 10:29 a.m., day. Feb. 5. Medical, 2:20 a.m., FriGrass fire, 11:16 a.m., day. Feb. 5. Accident, 5:56 a.m., FriGrass fire, 2:41 p.m., Feb. day. 5. Suspicious vehicle, 2:28 Civil papers, 2:54 p.m., p.m., Friday. Feb. 5. Suspicious activity, 9:37 Traffic complaint, 4:36 p.m., Friday. p.m., Feb. 5. Attempt to locate, 9:38 Assistance, 4:50 p.m., p.m., Friday. Feb. 5. Accident, 1:08 a.m., SatMedical, 4:52 p.m., Feb. urday. 5. Suspicious person, 1:47 Theft, 6:06 p.m., Feb. 5. a.m., Saturday. Assistance, 7:35 p.m., Attempt to locate, 9:10 Feb. 5. a.m., Saturday. Missing juvenile, 9:45 Court order, 9:29 a.m., p.m., Feb. 5. Saturday. Medical, 11:29 p.m., Feb. Court order, 9:39 a.m., 5. Saturday. Disturbance, 3 p.m., Feb. Medical, 12:03 p.m., Sat6. urday. Assistance, 7:53 a.m., Grass fire, 2:39 p.m., SatFeb. 7. urday. Extra patrol, 8:45 a.m., Medical, 4:29 p.m., SaturFeb. 7. day. Criminal mischief, 12:20 Accident, 6:52 p.m., Satp.m., Feb. 7. urday. Property dispute, 3:45 Traffic complaint, 6:56 p.m., Feb. 7. p.m., Saturday. Accident, 4:47 p.m., Feb. 7. 7. 8.

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Assistance, 7:39 a.m., Feb. 8. Medical, 8:36 a.m., Feb. 8. Extra patrol, 8:45 a.m., Feb. 8. Traffic complaint, 10:40 a.m., Feb. 8. Accident, 10:48 p.m., Feb. 8. Disturbance, 7:42 p.m., Feb. 8. Criminal mischief, 2:19 a.m., Feb. 9. Medical, 2:45 a.m., Feb. 9. Assistance, 8:51 a.m., Feb. 9. Assistance, 4:20 p.m., Feb. 9. Civil papers, 8:50 p.m., Feb. 9. Civil papers, 8:55 p.m.,

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Miscellaneous Information, 9:21 a.m., Jan. 31. Escort, 10:58 a.m., Jan. 31. Accident, 2:41 p.m., Jan. 31. Medical, 3:51 p.m., Jan. 31. Theft, 4:35 p.m., Jan. 31. Information, 4:41 p.m., Jan. 31. Information, 5:44 p.m., Jan. 31. Information, 5:47 p.m., Jan. 31. Animal call, 11:09 p.m., Jan. 31. Suspicious vehicle, 8:12 a.m., Feb. 1. Information, 8:58 a.m., Feb. 1. Information, 10:03 a.m., Feb. 1. Information, 10:57 a.m., Feb. 1. Information, 1:33 p.m., Feb. 1. Elevator rescue, 3:30 p.m., Feb. 1. Assistance, 3:34 p.m., Feb. 1. Extra patrol, 3:47 p.m., Feb. 1. Suspicious vehicle, 5 p.m., Feb. 1. Information, 11:24 p.m., Feb. 1. Information, 8:33 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 8:34 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 8:35 a.m., Feb. 2. Warrant, 8:40 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 9:17 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 10:08 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 10:25 a.m., Feb. 2. Suspicious vehicle, 10:56 a.m.,

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Feb. 2. Information, 11:12 a.m., Feb. 2. Information, 12:19 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 1:14 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 2:20 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 2:43 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 2:48 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 3:36 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 3:39 p.m., Feb. 2. Assistance, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 4:50 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 4:50 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 5:01 p.m., Feb. 2. Scam, 5:13 p.m., Feb. 2. Scam, 6:11 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 6:39 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 3:48 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 6:49 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 7:25 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 7:31 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 7:37 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 7:56 p.m., Feb. 2. Animal call, 8:45 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 8:51 p.m., Feb. 2. Extra patrol, 9:28 p.m., Feb. 2. Civil disturbance, 9:30 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 9:42 p.m., Feb. 2. Medical, 10:52 p.m., Feb. 2. Information, 9:36 a.m., Feb. 3. Assistance, 10:04 a.m., Feb. 3. Warrant, 10:14 a.m., Feb. 3. Theft, 10:58 a.m., Feb. 3. Reckless driving, 11:22 a.m., Feb. 3. Assistance, 11:48 a.m., Feb. 3. Animal call, 12:15 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 1 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 1:09 p.m., Feb. 3. Civil issue, 1:24 p.m., Feb. 3. Assistance, 1:29 p.m., Feb. 3. Civil papers, 1:36 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 2:14 p.m., Feb. 3. Extra patrol, 3:37 p.m., Feb. 3. Controlled burn, 4:09 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 4:28 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 4:57 p.m., Feb. 3. Animal call, 6:35 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 7:04 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 8:58 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 9:02 p.m., Feb. 3. Controlled burn, 10:09 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 10:53 p.m., Feb. 3. Information, 12:17 a.m., Feb. 4. Alarm, 6:36 a.m., Feb. 4. Escort, 9 a.m., Feb. 4. Information, 9:08 a.m., Feb. 4. Information, 10:51 a.m., Feb. 4. Incomplete 911 call, 2:43 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 2:47 p.m., Feb. 4. False alarm, 3:26 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 6:23 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 7:18 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 8:07 p.m., Feb. 4. Medical, 8:32 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 8:39 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 8:47 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 11:28 p.m., Feb. 4. Prowler, 11:33 p.m., Feb. 4. Information, 12:24 a.m., Feb. 5. Information, 3:18 p.m., Feb. 5. 911 call, 3:37 p.m., Feb. 5. Information, 4:31 p.m., Feb. 5.


Structure fire, 4:45 p.m., Feb.

Information, 5:02 p.m., Feb. 5. Harassing communication, 6:42 p.m., Feb. 5. Information, 6:51 p.m., Feb. 5. Reckless driving, 7:47 p.m., Feb. 5. Information, 8:17 p.m., Feb. 5. Information, 8:44 p.m., Feb. 5. Information, 2:57 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 7:49 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 8:34 a.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 9:07 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 9:34 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 9:50 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 9:51 a.m., Feb. 6. Information, 10:43 a.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 11:53 a.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 12:05 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 1:32 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 1:37 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 1:40 p.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 1:54 p.m., Feb. 6. Scam, 1:55 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 1:58 p.m., Feb. 6. Grass fire, 2:47 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 3:31 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 5:08 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 5:40 p.m., Feb. 6. Animal call, 6:16 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 6:43 p.m., Feb. 6. Harassing communication, 7:25 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 8:12 p.m., Feb. 6. Theft, 9:17 p.m., Feb. 6. Suspicious individual, 10:29 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 10:33 p.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 11:04 p.m., Feb. 6. Information, 11:39 p.m., Feb. 6. Medical, 12:02 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 5:17 a.m., Feb. 7. Harassing communication, 6:11 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 6:59 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 7:12 a.m., Feb. 7. Harassing communication, 7:43 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 10:25 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 10:56 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 11:19 a.m., Feb. 7. Information, 11:31 a.m., Feb. 7. Assistance, 12:44 p.m., Feb. 7. Information, 3:05 p.m., Feb. 7. Information, 3:11 p.m., Feb. 7. Animal call, 5:26 p.m., Feb. 7. Scam, 5:44 p.m., Feb. 7. Information, 5:50 p.m., Feb. 7. Information, 5:55 p.m., Feb. 7. Domestic disturbance, 8:25 p.m., Feb. 7. Information, 9 p.m., Feb. 7. Assistance, 8:12 a.m., Feb. 8. Animal call, 8:42 a.m., Feb. 8. Information, 9:20 a.m., Feb. 8. Information, 9:32 a.m., Feb. 8. Information, 9:33 a.m., Feb. 8. Information, 10:24 a.m., Feb. 8.


804 S. Mulberry — Creston —

641-278-1044 (on the south side of Hwy. 34 by Cook Video & Appliance)


Creston Lions Club’s

Spud Supper Tickets $7.00

Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St. We will have a drop box for your used eyeglass donation






Soybeans — $9.74 • Gavilon Grain: Corn — $3.38 Soybeans — $9.80


Feb 17

Lat: 4 Roa Wx Zo


Feb 20

Forecast Details Day: Mostly sunny. Highs around 64°F. Southwest wind to 11 MPH.

MARKETS Grain prices quoted at 10 a.m. today: • United Farmers Co-op, Creston: Corn — $3.39


Creston, Weather Forecasts - Metric Units Feb 16 Iowa,Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19

Driver’s license Thursday 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.



65% Wind W 8 MPH Dew Point 30°F Feels Like Humidity 65% Wind W 8 MPH 41°F 5°C36°F 2°C Barometer 29.70 in. 754.4 mm - Falling Slowly Dew Point 30°F Feels LikeReported 36°F1.12°C miles NNW of Creston at 8:29 AM Thu, Feb 16, 2017 Barometer 29.70 in. 754.4 mm - Falling Slowly Reported 1.1 miles NNW of-Creston 8:29 AM Thu, Feb 16, 2017 Creston, Iowa, Weather Forecasts Metric at Units

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Russians, Nazis and communists HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how’s everybody? National Security Advisor Mike Flynn was fired after an NSA agent leaked to the press that he talked to the Russians then he lied about it. D.C. is a nasty town. I’m not big on political honeymoons, but I believe the tenure of the National Security Advisor should last longer than the Winter Olympics. The U.S. Tennis Association accidentally played the Nazi national anthem over the PA system after a German player won her match at the Fed Cup in Hawaii Sunday. It could have been a lot worse. If this happened when Trump greeted Angela Merkel at the White House, the Internet would eat itself. The Grammy Awards offered more celebrity speeches against President Trump plus a pop star who showed up wearing a Make America Great Again dress Sunday. The civil war rages daily on social media. Webster’s New Dic-

Topical humor Argus Hamilton

tionary defines Nazi as anyone who disagrees with you on Facebook. USA Today covered the bitter partisan divide on Facebook spilling over into society today. The Democrats routinely call Republicans Nazis and Republicans call Democrats communists. It may be time to look up to the Hitler-Stalin pact of 1939 to see it’s possible for us all to get along for two years. The Department of Education marked Black History Month by praising civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois in a tweet. They misspelled his name. In addition to losing the stores for Ivanka’s clothing line and the National Security Advisor, the Trump Administration must repeat Black History Month.

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Jerry Brown thanked FEMA for sending emergency flood money to California Tuesday. He’d have thanked President Trump, but he’s got a career in Hollywood to consider after office. Jerry doesn’t want to spend the last 10 years of his life calling his agent and asking if there’s anything yet. President Trump agreed to send emergency money to dam-threatened Oroville in California, which happened to be the one area of the state that voted for him. Trump It’s his first environmentally friendly decision ever. He stepped in to save the habitat of the endangered California Trump voters. Fox News star and psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer defined the Democrats’ obsession with

bringing down the president as Trump Derangement Syndrome. He’s all they seem to think about. Democrats spent all day Valentine’s Day wondering where Trump was going to take himself to dinner. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told a hostile press briefing Tuesday Mike Flynn was fired for losing the president’s trust. Sean had to practically shout above the din. If Sean Spicer’s voice gets any higher, only dogs will be able to hear that the president was innocent of all wrongdoing. The San Diego Chargers opened offices in Carson, becoming the L.A. Chargers Thursday a year after the St. Louis Rams came here. The two teams combined for a total of eight wins last year. The Los Angeles City Council just voted to make Los Angeles a sanctuary city for lousy football teams. Tim Tebow will report to the

New York Mets spring training facility this month after finishing his rookie league baseball stint in Florida. Playing for the Mets has rounded him out. When Tim Tebow sees people kneeling on the New York subways, he knows they’re not praying, they’re wounded. Harrison Ford was landing his private plane at John Wayne Airport Monday when he nearly hit a passenger plane on the runway. He also crash landed on a golf course two years ago. Harrison Ford has a near-death experience every time he crashes a plane and the newspapers mention his age. Playboy magazine announced Monday that it will return to featuring beautiful young women posing nude in the magazine. So the Dow is over 20,000, the California drought is over and naked women are back in Playboy. It’s only been four weeks and already America is great again.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thank you for the generous donations From Ruby Stephens Shannon City

I am reporting for the Food for Life mission program you generous donors have kept going here in Union County for 36 years. You have helped more than 6,000 people; no, I am not exaggerating. That is just for 2016. You have helped the following food pantries: MATURA and O’Riley Center, both in Creston, Aspire in Afton and Lorimor Methodist Church. They have been able to provide healthy meat protein on a limited number to the meager diets. The money you contribute helps pay for the meat processing

costs and these costs get higher each year. Our treasurer, Bob Mohr, was getting really nervous in December because we had an animal donated and not much money in our checking account. Bless the generous people who sent three money donations and we had enough to pay the Corning Processing Plant. They have been so good to schedule dates so farmers can bring animals on the day the meat inspector is there. This insures that all who get meat are getting a safe food when they receive the meat donation. I just delivered meat to three of the pantries last week when one Union County business bought an animal from a family member and donated this animal to Food

for Life. The farmer hauled it to Corning on meat inspection day. Seven animals were donated last year, and we even got one hog, which hasn’t happened for a few years. Iowa Select made a big donation of whole loin roasts. God bless all who have made a donation and God bless all who have been blessed with these meat donations. Thank you again! If you have a donation or question, please contact Ruby Stephens at 641-340-1260 or 1770 250th St., Shannon City, IA 50861; Bob Mohr at 641-344-1007 or 140th St., Lenox, lA 50851; or Pastor Delores Dench 641-2020314 or 1401 Monroe St., Cromwell, lA 50842.

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


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


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


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


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


ABUNDANT LIFE FAMILY CHURCH, 500 S. Birch St., Douglas R. Brunell, pastor, (641) 782-5766, email alfc@; website www. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. children’s church and worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. worship and Kid’s Club. Thursday, 6:30 a.m. Men of Honor; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Light Switch teens. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 600 N. Lincoln St., Paul Vandevender, pastor, 782-5594. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school and worship service; 5:30 p.m. prayer time; 6 p.m. worship service. Wednesday, 7 p.m. worship service. Home Bible study, call 782-5594. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 S. Poplar St., Timothy Haynie, evangelist, 641-344-3201. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and donuts; 11 a.m. worship and Lord’s Supper; 6:30 p.m. Sunday night service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study for all ages. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, Creston Congregation (RLDS), 820 N. Elm St., Elder Gary O’Daniels, pastoral coordinator. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Praise and Inspiration, Rochelle Porter, leader; 9:30 a.m. church school classes; 10:30 a.m. morning worship,

Gary O’Daniels, presider; Paul Davis, speaker. CREST BAPTIST, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention, Poplar and Townline streets, Chuck Spindler, pastor. Website: Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; 9 p.m. Light Co. - SWCC Room IC120. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:45 a.m. worship. Tuesday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. women’s Bible study; 6:30 p.m. GriefShare. Wednesday, 7 a.m. prayer meeting; 6:30 p.m. TeamKID, youth ministry and adult Bible study. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1001 N. Lincoln St., David Tebbenkamp, pastor; Dan Fields, youth pastor. Friday, Home School Day. Saturday, 10 a.m. bridal shower for Hannah Bartlett – Fellowship Hall. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship service; 10:15 a.m. Sunday school/ ABF hour and membership essentials class; 5 p.m. family worship service. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. AWANA clubs and junior high TREK, senior high youth group, college/career group - Earldean Miller’s home - 1405 Elm Drive, adult prayer meeting and Bible study; 8 p.m. Triumphant Praise choir rehearsal. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 301 E. Townline St., Tony Thurston, pastor. Email: fcccreston@gmail. com. Thursday, 2 p.m. Mary Circle meeting; 7 p.m. Rebecca Circle meeting. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. coffee fellowship. Monday, 1:30 p.m. “Tootles” (games/crafts) in Fellowship Hall. Wednesday, 6 p.m. praise and worship service. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, 104 N. Oak St. Sunday, 11 a.m. church service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 702 W. Prairie St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 1:30 p.m. crafting workshop. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. adult Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. youth Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship - installation of new members. Monday, 7 p.m. worship and music. Tuesday, 1 p.m. Stitch, Knit and Quilt. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Bible study; 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise; time TBA audit committee. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 400 N. Elm St., Jodi Rushing, pastor. Call 641-7822427, 641-782-7267. Email: fumc. Facebook: Creston First United Methodist Church. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting; 7 p.m. UMW evening circle meeting. Friday, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Union Squares. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Hispanic Bible study; 4 to 7 p.m. veterans honor flight soup supper fundraiser. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Disciple Sunday school; 9:30 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. Hispanic worship service - education building; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11:30 a.m.confirmation; 7 p.m. movie night. Monday, 5 p.m. TOPS; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scout. Tuesday, 9 a.m. Summit House Bible study; 1:30 a.m. Crest Ridge Bible study; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts; 7 p.m. Boy Scouts. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. ACTS; 6:15 p.m. handbell rehearsal; 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts;. Thursday(23), 12:05 p.m. UMM; noon to 8 p.m. Lions Club spud supper. GOD’S OUTREACH DELIVERANCE INTERNATIONAL, 306 N. Oak St., 641-278-1173, Pastor JoAnna Davis. Thursday, 7 p.m. women’s group (first and third Thursdays); 7 p.m. men’s fellowship at 901 E. Irving St. (second and fourth Thursdays). Friday, 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Fire service. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service with children’s church. Monday, 4 to 5:15 p.m. after school children’s ministry (ages 5 to 12 years old); 5:15 to 5:30 p.m. children’s choir; 5:15 p.m. free community meal; 6:15 to 7 p.m. “Let’s Talk” ministry for young men ages 13 and older. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. mid-week service. HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 107 W. Howard St., Rev. Ken Halbur, pastor. Friday, 7 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy Chapel; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReRun shop. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon ReRun shop; 4:30 to 5 p.m. confession; 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. confession; 9 a.m. Mass; after Mass, first eucharist meeting and coffee and rolls - Hall. Tuesday, noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 7 p.m. parish council meeting - St. Malachy School. Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. Mass - St. Malachy School; noon to 5 p.m. ReRun shop; 6 p.m. men’s stag - Holy Spirit Hall; 6:30 p.m. high school youth St. Malachy School; 6:45 p.m. religious education classes - St. Malachy School.

Fundraiser planned to honor veterans Creston First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Elm St., will be hosting a soup supper fundraiser from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Potato soup or chili,

Are you an essential church member? In every healthy congregation, you will find certain people who comprise the essential “heart and soul” of the church. Note ... they are always present at the assemblies. They make it a point to never miss any of the services. If it is necessary to make changes, adjust schedules, suffer inconvenience or simply miss out on other activities, they will do so because they are committed to being present every time the doors are open. • These folks actually look for opportunities to serve. If there is work to be done, Bible classes to be taught, weak members to be encouraged, sick folks to be visited or menial chores to be fulfilled, they will step up and get the job done. They are not waiting to be told what to do. Instead they are searching for more and more that can be accomplished. • In matters of personal purity and morality, these people are setting a worthy example. They don’t look for “loopholes” to justify untoward behavior. Rather they “go the extra mile” to make sure that there is not even an “appearance of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22). In the clothes they wear, the JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1965 REA Road, Rev. Jim W. Morris, pastor. Sunday, 8 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m worship. KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, 1000 Cottonwood St. Sunday, 10 a.m. public talk and Watchtower study. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Life and ministry meeting. PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD I.M. “Mana del Cielo” The Rev. Miguel Delgado, phone 515473-2527. Saturday, noon worship. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. worship. PLATTE CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2396 Eagle Ave., south of Creston, Rev. Delores Doench, pastor. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. coffee/fellowship time; 10:30 a.m. church service. SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, 602 W. Townline St., 641-7822920. Brian Jack, pastor. Website: Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship and communion; 7 p.m. youth group. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. quilting. Wednesday, 7 p.m. confirmation. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 104 N. Oak St. Saturday, 10 a.m. worship service; 11 a.m. Sabbath school. SOLID ROCK MINISTRIES, 1216 N. Cherry St. (corner of Townline and Cherry streets). Sunday, 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:45 a.m. worship service. ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 601 S. Maple St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service and Sunday School. TRINITY EVANGELICAL

language they use, the places they go and the movies and TV they watch, these brethren are determined to do the right thing. • Most surveys indicate 80 percent of what is contributed in any church comes from about 20 percent of the membership. The kind of people we’re describing here are among that 20 percent. They are truly sacrificial in their giving. • When conflicts arise in the church, these people can be counted on to help make resolution. They are not the sort to get their feelings hurt easily. Instead, they work hard to address situations that, unheeded, could lead to serious division. They stand firmly and without compromise for the truth, they love their brethren and they care about the church. More could be said, but the picture is pretty clear. Local churches depend on these members. In fact, without them, a congregation will never prosper. Now, the simple question is ... are you one of these essential church members? Think! ~ by Greg Gwin ~ from htm LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston; 1111 E. South St., Mount Ayr; the Rev. John B. Rutz, pastor, 641-7825095, Mount Ayr: Sunday, 10:45 a.m. Divine service. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Creston: Sunday, 8 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes; 9 a.m. Divine service with Holy Communion. Monday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. Early Risers Bible study; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool; 6 p.m. confirmation classes and F.L.O.C.K. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. preschool. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATIONAL, 501 W. Montgomery St., the Rev. Jim Woodworth, pastor. Friday, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting. Sunday, 9:15 a.m. worship services. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Crisis Fund Center open; 5 to 6 p.m. Open Table - GRMC employees. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS.

Cromwell CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Karen Norton, pastor. Sunday, 10 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; 5 p.m. confirmation class. Monday, noon women’s fellowship potluck. Tuesday, women’s fellowship to serve USDA awards lunch Wednesday, 1 p.m. quilting; 5 p.m. prayer group; 6 p.m. adult Bible study.

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CORNERSTONE FELLOWSHIP EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 2158 Highway 92, Andrew Hanna, pastor, office 641-743-0221. Website: Thursday, 9 a.m. “Children of the Day” women’s Bible study; 6:30 p.m. “Children of the Day” women’s Bible study; 6:30 p.m. mom’s night out. Friday, 11 a.m. J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth). Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. Marriage Oneness at Bill and Kathi Piper’s. Sunday, 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sunday school classes; 9:40 to 10:05 a.m. children’s worship; 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. worship service; 2 to 4 p.m. Financial Peace University. Monday, 5:30 p.m. SLT (Strategic Leadership Team). Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m. women’s prayer gathering. Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m. prayer time (everyone welcome); 6:20 to 8 p.m. Awana Grand Prix; 6:30 to 8 p.m. youth group at The Corner. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 303 N. E. Elm St., 641343-7065, Kenneth Gross, pastor. Website: www.stjohngreenfield. St. John’s — Friday, 8:30 a.m. Mass; 10:15 a.m. Mass at Good Samaritan - Fontanelle. Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Mass. Sunday, 8:15 a.m. Mass. Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Faith Formation youth program. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. St. Patrick’s — Massena— Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Mass. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Mass. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 S.W. 5th St. Sunday, 9 a.m. worship service; 10 a.m. coffee and fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Tuesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. food bank and children’s clothes closet open; 6:30 p.m. worship service. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. worship service.

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


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


CHURCH OF GOD, Ben Turner, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Lorimor, George Henriksen, pas-



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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Bruce Giese, pastor. Website: Sunday, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship.

tor. Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. worship service. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Joel Sutton, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship.


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


BAPTIST CHURCH, Alex Bauman, pastor. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Midweek Bible study and prayer meeting. Third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. Missionary meeting. CHURCH OF CHRIST, 430 Third St., Brian McCracken, pastor, 641-340-0474, bmac2366@yahoo. com; Tyler Schultz, associate pastor, 720-670-7319, tschultz3324@; office, 641-447-2569,; website, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. early worship service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:35 a.m. worship service. Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. JAM for K-5; 6:30 p.m. meal; 7 p.m. adult Bible study and youth groups K-12. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. food pantry (by appointment other days, call the office). UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Sandy Smith and Brandon Campbell, pastors. Sunday, 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. worship.


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


PRESCOTT UNITED CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST), 401 6th Ave., Mary O’Riley, pastor. Saturday, 6:30 breakfast and Bible study - Fellowship Hall. Sunday, 9 a.m. adult Sunday School; 10 a.m. children’s Sunday School; 10 a.m. worship; 11 a.m. youth confirmation class; 1:30 p.m. Corning Specialty Care church service; 2:15 p.m. Country Haven church service. Sunday through Saturday, pastor on call for CHI Hospital in Corning. Tuesday, 11 a.m. Cluster 10 clergy meeting in Woodburn; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. quilting in fellowship hall. Thursday(23), 10:30 a.m. CHI Hospital chapel service and visits.

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


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


STRINGTOWN COMMUNITY CHURCH, junction of Highway 34 and Sycamore Ave., Tony Johnson, pastor. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. worship service.


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


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


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HINTS FROM HELOISE Food for thoughtfulness

HOROSCOPE For Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Take care of banking details and red-tape issues like inheritances, taxes, debt and insurance matters today. It will feel good to get some of these things out of the way. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)Today the Moon is in a sign that is opposite from Taurus, which means you have to cooperate with others. This simply requires some tolerance and patience. No biggie. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Because you want to get better organized today, set aside 20 minutes to tidy up your workspace or where you live. Even a little effort will make you happy with the results. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Set aside some time today to play and have fun. Enjoy sports events, playful times with children or perhaps a fun flirtation. You need a break today! LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Home, family and real estate will be your focus today. Perhaps a conversation with a female family member (especially a parent) will be important. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You have a strong need to talk to others today. You don’t want to have superficial chitchat. You want to know what’s happening, and you want to share your own experiences as well. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Money, cash flow or something to do with a possession that you own will be your focus today. When it comes to money and finances, information is power. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today the Moon is in your sign, which will make you more emotional than usual. This is why you might overreact when talking to others. Keep this in mind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Today you will prefer to be low-key and work behind the scenes or alone. Some days we like publicity; some days we don’t. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A conversation with a female acquaintance will be important today. Perhaps you’ll want to share your hopes and dreams for the future with someone. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Personal details about your private life will become public today. This is because you are having a moment that is high-viz, especially in the

eyes of bosses and VIPs. (This also includes the police.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Do something different today. Shake up your routine to satisfy your urge for a little adventure. You also want to learn something new. YOU BORN TODAY You are ambitious and hard-working because you hope that acclaim and achievement will bring you respect and prestige. It’s import-

ant to know that you will benefit by dealing with others this year. This means your success lies in interacting with other people. Make friends. Join clubs and organizations. Your social activities will be mutually beneficial. Birthdate of: Ed Sheeran, singer/songwriter; Ruth Rendell, mystery writer; Brenda Fricker, actress. (c) 2017 King Features Syndicate, Inc.


Dear Heloise: I give money to charities I support, including the food bank, but I’ve discovered a way to GIVE FOOD ITEMS all year long. When at the grocery store, I buy staples like canned goods, peanut butter, cereals and stuffing to donate. I put these in a separate bag at home and, when full, take it to the food bank. – D.T., via email A wonderful heart and helping hint. The same principle applies when at the drugstore or shopping for clothes. I look at the “on sale” or closeout shelves or racks. Think hair shampoo, deodorant, hairbrushes and combs, bars of soap and other personal-care items for people in shelters. Don’t forget the kiddies, too – coloring books, crayons or small games. They always are in need of NEW bras, underwear (male/female, children and grown-ups), T-shirts, shirts and pants. During winter, coats, hats and mittens are needed. In summertime, shorts, T-shirts, tennis shoes and flip-flops. – Heloise P.S. Pick up one or two sale items when shopping – easy on your budget. RETIREMENT

COMMUNITY LIBRARY Dear Heloise: In my retirement community, we share books, DVDs and magazines. Here is how I keep track of who has lent what to whom: When I add a book or movie to the library, I take a 3-by-5-inch card with my name and phone number on it, and fashion a pocket to slip it inside. When I’ve read the book or watched the movie, I “rate” it one to 10, 10 being the best. I am the facilitator of the program, so I keep a master list of titles out and who has them. I let people keep materials for two weeks and call with a friendly reminder to return the item. – L.B. in New Jersey CARDS TO HOSPITAL Dear Heloise: When people are in the hospital, I love to send a card with my well wishes. Here’s my hint: Address the envelope to the person in the hospital, complete with the room number on it. (Heloise here: Patients do change rooms; it might be better to leave this off.) Put the return address as the person’s home address. This way, the person will get the card, regardless of his or her location! And hope-

fully, he or she will be on the way to feeling strong soon. – B.C., Boulder City, Colo. TOWELS ON SALE Dear Heloise: Whether they are bath towels or kitchen towels, fresh towels that are new, crisp and not stained are a real pick-meup! January and February are a great time for white sales, so this is when I stock up. – Mary J., Goshen, Ind. You are so right! The old, stained, ugly kitchen towels need to go in the rag bag! Buy a new set now – you deserve them. – Heloise EASY STORAGE Dear Heloise: I’ve found a great way to organize my kitchen cabinets: a dish rack. The slats make it easy to slip in pot lids, large serving spoons, cutting boards and other items. – Lisa P. in Pittsburgh Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to Heloise(at) I can’t answer your letter personally but will use the best hints received in my column. (c)2017 by King Features Syndicate Inc.

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Points for Central College senior and Creston native Colby Taylor in the Dutch’s Taylor 80-78 win over Buena Vista Wednesday in Pella. Wednesday was the final home game for the Dutch’s all-time leading scorer.



Diagonal to regional semifinals


ANITA — The Diagonal girls basketball team went into Anita and took down CAM on a last-minute Emily Newton bucket to win 40-38 and advance to the Class 2A Region 3 semifinals. There, the Maroonettes will face 10thranked Glidden-Ralston (18-3) Friday in Coon Rapids at 7 p.m. Gildden-Ralson defeated Coon Rapids-Bayard 66-30 to get to the game. The winner will play the victors of the game between Sidney and Essex being played in Sidney Friday at 7 p.m. The regionalal finals are set for Monday, Feb 20 in Neola at 7 p.m. In the game’s final minute, Diagonal’s Katie Sobotka hit a three-pointer to give the Maroonettes a twopoint lead. CAM responded with two free throws by Paige McAfee. Then Newton made a shot in the paint with about 10 seconds remaining in the game to give Diagonal the win.


Academic awards MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State University had five cross country runners honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their academic achievements. The individual All-Academic honor was awarded to those athletes who have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished among the top 30 percent of eligible runners at his or her regional championships and/or the top half of the field at the NCAA Championships. On the men’s side, Wick Cunningham, Tim Grundmayer, Brandon Phipps of Creston and Nolan Zimmer w e r e h o n o r e d by the association w h i l e Phipps S a m my Laurenzo garnered women’s honors. At the 2016 regional championships in Sioux Falls, Zimmer (3.45; Elementary Education) placed sixth, Cunningham (3.88; Middle School Education) was eighth, Phipps (3.56; Physical Education) finished 24th and Grundmayer (3.78; Recreation and Park Management) was 43rd. Laurenzo (4.00; Psychology) placed 41st on the women’s side.



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A. Thomas paces Southwestern in home win Ellsworth in Creston Saturday for ICCAC game ■


CNA sports reporter

Highlighted by Alijah Thomas’ career-night of 27 points, Southwestern Community College’s men’s basketball team overcame a slow start and sprinted away from Central Community College (Neb.) to a 93-71 win Wednesday in nonconference action. Thomas had 11 first-half points while the Spartans struggled, and turned the switch back on about midway through the second half. His outside shooting and dribble penetration enabled him to tear up the Raider

defense all evening. “I just know that we got off to a slow start so we kind of needed a spark off the bench, I just had to come in and give us that little lift,” Thomas said. With Central sticking relatively close to the Spartans early in the second half, KeShawn Wilson decided it was his time to step up. A Luke Cadzow bucket in the post brought the Raiders within four at 39-35. Wilson responded by hitting a trio of 3-point daggers in consecutive fashion to extend the Spartans’ lead to 48-35. SWCC | 8A CNA photo by KALEB CARTER

AT RIGHT — Southwestern Community College freshman Alijah Thomas drives baseline around Central Community College (Neb.) sophomore Luke Cadzow during Wednesday’s game in Creston.

PANTHERS STATE DUAL TEAM WRESTLING Bittersweet end for Panther senior at state duals Panthers take seventh in Class 2A; traditional starts today

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

DES MOINES — Jacob Goodson’s final career match as a Creston/ Orient-Macksburg wrestler went like so many others in his standout prep career. His reaction after the Panthers’ final match of Wednesday’s Class 2A dual state team tournament was anything but that of after a normal match. Teammates and coaches embraced their little grappler, some of the physically larger teammates and coaches wrapping him in their arms with a thankful embrace for four years of hard work and dedication to the program. Those embraces allowed the Panther senior an opportunity to express the emotion welling out of his heart and soul, a realization that his prep wrestling career is over. Goodson capped Creston/ Orient-Macksburg’s 49-13 win over Atlantic with a pin of in 3:49. Creston/Orient-Macksburg finished the day with a seventh-place finish at Wells Fargo Arena. Goodson’s emotions welled over as he was given hugs by head coach Darrell Frain and assistant Cody Downing. He melted into the big arms and hands of class-


Seventh-ranked Creston/O-M senior Jacob Goodson turns Davenport Assumption’s Noah Weiman to his back for a pin in 3:28 in the Class 2A quarterfinals at the State Dual Team Tournament Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

mate Kadon Hulett, letting a flood of emotions be unleashed. “I told myself I wasn’t going to cry and I did,” Goodson said. “Kado coming talking to me meant a lot.” Hulett had encouraging words for his longtime teammate. “He grew up this year,” Hulett said. “We talked about from last year to the middle of the year this year, he turned a page. He grew up. He became a man. I told him I’m proud of what he did this year. “He turned a new leaf over. He became who he is. It will help him later in life.” Hearing from his teammate meant plenty. “It’s the guys next to me,” Goodson said. “Kadon,

Chase — they make it worth it.” Hulett rallying around Goodson, Goodson receiving embraces from his teammates, the applause of the Panther faithful after the match ended showed what wrestling is. “We wanted to make sure he knows how much everybody cares,” Frain said. “I told him he’s important. We love him.” “We always tell everybody in and every team says it, but in wrestling, you truly are family. We have his back no matter what.” A number of underclassmen and reserves picked up big wins in the dual against Atlantic, as Frain, along with the Atlantic coaching staff, sat out their traditional


Creston/Orient-Macksburg junior Mason Kinsella completes a takedown on the edge of the mat late in the third period of match against Atlantic’s Devin Siedlik during their match at 160 pounds at the Class 2A state dual team tournament Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The takedown gave Kinsella a 6-4 win, as the Panthers went on to win 49-13 for seventh place.

state qualifiers. Among those picking up wins included Brant Looney, Mason Kinsella, Sam Chapman, Trevor Kinyon and Blake Sevier.


Creston/O-M senior 120-pounder Carson Wheat tries to earn back points in a scramble situation against Davenport Assumption’s Jacob Felderman. Felderman won by fall in 4:49.

For Sevier, it could be something he uses to springboard to next season. “It’s just great,” Sevier said. “I wanted to show the crowd what’s coming up next year. I had a great time. I’m ready to wrestle next year.” Sevier soaked up the experience with the team, using it as a way to envision the future. “I walked through those doors and this is what it’s going to feel like next year when I’m here,” Sevier said. “I’m ready to go.” Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s day started off with a 39-36 loss to Assumption, Davenport. Each team won seven matches, but the Knights had six pins to the Panthers’ five. “We couldn’t stay off our back in the matches that mattered against Assumption,” Frain said. “They got one more pin. That was the COM | 8A



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Spartan women struggle in home loss By KALEB CARTER

CNA sports reporter

Southwestern Community College’s women’s basketball team fell in conference action Wednesday to visiting Southeastern Community College 65-53. The Spartan offense looked clunky throughout large segments of the night, with only brief spurts of productivity. Keaundra Washington


When Central scored a few buckets minutes later to bring the score back to 5750, a collection of Spartan players came through with baskets, with Alijah Thomas leading the charge. In a flash, the score was 70-52

see her hit some shots and hopefully that will give her some confidence and she will be able to play that way for the rest of the season.” Washington’s two second-quarter triples helped pull Southwestern within two points at 22-20, but the Blackhawks went on a 15-3 run to go up 37-23. Eriayana Frazier and Maleika Carter scored buckets to make the deficit nine at the half.

Southwestern put together another run with Alford leading the way to pull the Spartans back within three. The Blackhawks, still looking nowhere near as strong as they did offensively in the first quarter, did enough to put distance between themselves and the Spartans. The Spartans played much of the night with a second group off the bench playing for long stretches of

time. “When I brought that other group in they gave effort, they were executing and you saw the difference in the score. We rallied back and it was a close game,” Houston said. Sophomore Andrea McClary, who had hoped to play this season all the way up to Wednesday after rehabbing a leg injury for much of the season, will not be able to play this season

and out of reach. Thomas, who started the season trying to get healthy, is finally finding his footing. “The last month of the season he’s been rock-solid for us,” Lorensen said. “Tonight we finally saw the fruits of his labor the last couple months.” Southwestern went to its bench early, and benefited from the play of Lavon

Hightower (14 points) and others in addition to Thomas. Lorensen had already expected to play the second group off the bench anyway. “We just didn’t anticipate them playing them that early in the game,” Lorensen said. ”I just wasn’t overly-thrilled with our energy and some of our mindset and decision-making.” The second group came

in and gave Southwestern a boost. He was pleased with the “Their energy was great,” Lorensen said. “They weren’t always as sound execution-wise as we would like but they definitely gave us a look.” Former Spartans coach Jerry Drymon was in town leading the Raiders. Drymon coached Southwest-

ern’s men’s basketball team host Ellsworth (11-14, 3-5) for four years before head- at 3 p.m. ing to Dubuque to coach Central — Totals — 27 12-14 71, Scoring — Marco Fabieth 17, Luke Clarke University for six Cadzow 14, Ruben Fuamba 14, Jerome seasons. He has been at Dixon 10, Tristan Hoover 10. Totals — 32 13-17 93, Central since late summer SWCC— Scoring – Alijah Thomas 27, Lavon 2014. Hightower 14, KeShawn Wilson 13, Southwestern’s Brodric Jordan Johnson 10, Bennie Curtis Nate Lee 7, Khalid Edwards 5, Thomas sat out the game 9, Malachi Canada 4, Jamil Maddred 2, but is expected to play Sat- Calvin Chambers 2. 3-pt. goals — 16 Thomas 6, Wilson 3, Johnson urday when the NJCAA (Alijah 2, Hightower 1). Division II third-ranked SECC (71) 30 41 Spartans (24-1, 5-1) play SWCC (93) 37 56


difference. That’s the way it works.” The match against Assumption followed a trend the Panthers have had this season. “We either get pins or get pinned,” Frain said. “It kicked us in the rear.” For the traditional state qualifiers, the day had some benefits. “Coming into this, we have an advantage over kids who don’t wrestle,” Hulett said. “We get to go against kids we haven’t seen in awhile It helps us get blows in, get down to weight, get into wrestling.” Six Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestlers are on the mat tonight (Thursday) for first round action at the traditional state tournament. Action starts at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. Assumption, Davenport 39, Creston/Orient-Macksburg 36 113 — Jacob Goodson (C/OM) pinned Noah Weiman (AD) 3:28; 120 — Jacob Felderman

(AD) pinned Carson Wheat (C/OM) 4:49; 126 — Sean Casey (AD) pinned Cade Vicker (C/O-M) 5:04; 132 — Kelby Luther (C/O-M) dec. Adam Laubenthal (AD) 6-4; 138 — Matt Robertson (AD) pinned Tristan Travis (C/O-M) 3:40; 145 — Trevor Marlin (C/O-M) pinned Jack Thomas (AD) 2:23; 152 — Mitchel Swank (C/O-M) pinned Joe Deckert (AD) 2:29; 160 — Julien Broderson (AD) pinned Sam Chapman (C/O-M) :31; 170 — Brock Timmons (AD) pinned Kolby Tomas (C/O-M) 2:37; 182 — Chase Shiltz (C/O-M) pinned Cannon Kelly (AD) :36; 195 — Jackson Mikkelsen (C/O-M) dec. Peter Laubenthal (AD) 7-2; 220 — Kadon Hulett (C/O-M) pinned Seth Adrian (AD) 3:40; 285 — Noah Broderson (AD) pinned Cody Tanner (C/O-M) 2:34; 106 — Trenton McDonough (AD) dec. Brodie Starlin (C/O-M) 4-0. Denver-Tripoli 43, Creston/Orient-Macksburg 28 120 — Gabe Lewis (DT) pinned Brayton Chesnut (C/O-M) 1:57; 126 — Blake Steege (DT) pinned Cade Vicker (C/O-M) 1:12; 132 — Riley Wright (DT) maj. dec. Kelby Luther (C/O-M) 14-4; 138 — Caleb Wilson (DT) dec. Trevor Marlin (C/O-M) 15-12; 145 — Mitchel Swank (C/O-M) won by forfeit; 152 — John Ebaugh (DT) dec. Brant Looney (C/O-M) 11-5; 160 — Cael Krueger (DT) pinned Sam Chapman (C/O-M) 3:10; 170 — Brody Brocka (DT) pinned Kolby Tomas (C/O-M) 2:42; 182 — Chase Shiltz (C/O-M) pinned Trevor Dorn (DT) 1:26; 195 — Jackson Mikkelsen (C/OM) maj. dec. Seth Damm (DT) 9-0; 220 — Kadon Hulett (C/O-M)

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pinned Keenan Balhmann (DT) 1:13; 285 — Brock Farley (DT) dec. Cody Tanner (C/O-M) 1-0; 106 — Jacob Moore (DT) pinned Hunter Fry (C/O-M) 1:19; 113 — Jacob Goodson (C/O-M) pinned Carter Littefield (DT) 1:56. Creston/O-M 49, Atlantic 13 126 — Cade Vicker (C/O-M) pinned Tanner Williamson (A) :25; 132 — Kelby Luther (C/OM) dec. Colby Sorensen (A) 7-2; 138 — Trevor Marlin (C/O-M) maj. dec. Colton Mudd (A) 14-6; 145 — Connor Pellett (A) pinned Tristan Travis (C/O-M) 3:47; 152 — Brant Looney (C/O-M) pinned Macus Duranceau (A) 1:26; 160 — Mason Kinsella (C/O-M) dec. Devin Siedlik (A) 6-4; 170 — Sam Chapman (C/O-M) dec. Dawson Carey (A) 9-6; 182 — Austin Mills (A) maj. dec. Kolby Tomas (C/OM) 16-5; 195 — Trevor Kinyon (C/O-M) won by forfeit; 220 — no match; 285 — Blake Sevier (C/OM) pinned Nate Moen (A) :56; 106 — Aybren Moore (A) dec. Hunter Fry (C/O-M) 6-2; 113 — Luke Latham (C/O-M) won by forfeit; 120 — Jacob Goodson (C/O-M) pinned Benard McGee (A) 2:45. Class 2A results — 1 New Hampton, 2. Solon, 3 Assumption, Davenport, 4. Washington, 5. Denver-Tripoli, 6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 7. Creston/ Orient-Macksburg, 8. Atlantic. Final round results — 1. New Hampton def. Solon 45-23; 3. Assumption, Davenport def. Washington 40-25; 5. DenverTripoli def. Sergeant BluffLuton 38-27; 7. Creston/OrientMacksburg def Atlantic 49-13.

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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Catching up with Kevin Harvick

By Godwin Kelly


uring a recent round of preseason media interviews, 2014 champion Kevin Harvick covered a number of topics during a question-and-answer session. Harvick will be driving the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford this season. The team switched from Chevrolet to Ford during the offseason. Here are a few of his thoughts and comments.


Is it Shepherd Season? The whiff of spring is apparent in many places. The tarps are coming off ballparks for spring training and coming off cars for qualifying. So yes, right on cue, Morgan Shepherd has again cleared his throat and announced plans to keep racin’. At 75. Don’t laugh, he started 23 Xfinity Series races last year. Yes, he parked shortly after the green flag, but hey, in your mid70s the equipment might not be up to snuff. Anyway, he says he’ll be at Daytona to attempt entering the Xfinity opener on Feb. 25. Also, Derrike Cope, the 1990 Daytona 500 champ, is sending out word that he’s going to try some Cup races for the first time in several years, but he’s just a kid at 58. Ken Willis has been covering NASCAR for The Daytona Beach News-Journal for 27 years. Reach him at ken.


The major change in Kevin Harvick’s life is that blue-oval Ford patch on his driving suit. The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion has driven only Chevrolets since joining the marquee series in 2001. [HHP/HAROLD HINSON]

change for others. “For us, it has always been something that Lap 1 is really where the battle starts. You wanted to go out and lead laps and do everything you could to stay up front because you just never knew what the race was going to bring you. “You never knew when the cautions were going to fall. You never knew when things were going to happen. “Now you know when the caution is going to fall and when the segments are going to end. You’re almost racing

to those moments now where you’re trying to strategize those moments to be in front. I think as this moves along you’ll see strategies that start to develop as we go through the year and things will progress, people will catch on and we’ll go from there.” Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.


A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Boogity, boogity, boogity. You ready? GODSPEAK: Got a good mix of veterans and young ‘uns. This should be fun. Keep an eye on Daytona 500 polesitter Daniel Suarez. KEN’S CALL: Pretty much ready to see how it all looks without Gordon, Stewart, Edwards and Biffle. A bit of a generational shift going on.

Have “segment” lengths been over-thought?

GODSPEAK: I talked this over with Darrell Waltrip (yes, name-dropping) and he says it will take four or five races to really understand all of this. It will be interesting to see where the 2017 points leader starts in the Daytona 500. What? KEN’S CALL: Uniformity would’ve been nice, but once they start considering fuel runs, etc., you know, it gets complicated. But they can always adjust on the fly, you


NASCAR will have a traveling safety crew starting during the 2017 racing season. Drivers have asked for a traveling medical team for several years. The safety crew will be provided by American Medical Response and ensure that a physician and paramedics are in the safety vehicle at all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events. AMR will also provide a small group that will travel to each race, and a physician who will serve as NASCAR’s primary doctor. NASCAR has looked to, and leaned on, local emergency teams provided by



Got a pick for the Clash? GODSPEAK: Call me crazy, but I got a feeling about the No. 42 Chevy and Kyle Larson. It’s not as “longshot” as you think. The guy went to Australia to keep racing during the off-season. That’s some major want-to right there. KEN’S CALL: Junior is too obvious. I’m thinking Chase Elliott comes off the truck hot and doesn’t cool off till late spring.

each individual track, unlike the IndyCar Series, which has had a traveling medical team for more than a decade. “This partnership further strengthens NASCAR’s medical response capability, making our well-established, medical response system even better,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “AMR is a leader in the emergency services sector, and its doctors and paramedics add another layer of expertise to the immediate response team.” AMR will position doctors and paramedics in a chase vehicle along with two NASCAR Track Services team members for on-track incidents.


Traveling medical team

Mixed feelings. There’s a bit of nostalgia that accompanies the sight of a hobbled car — missing a fender or, the all-time favorite, maybe missing its hood — turning laps at a dramatically reduced speed, just in case there’s a point or two to gather at day’s end. But that’s all sorta useless now with the new points system. Of course, NASCAR is calling it a safety issue, but I have other ideas.

That’s how this works. Drivers hate being forced back onto the track in damaged goods, just for the sake of picking up a position or two and getting the sponsor some more visibility. They’d much rather tuck it away and call it a day, and now that they have a bigger voice through the Drivers Council, that’s the new rule. And though they’ll never call it this, you can label this new rule the “Get Me to the Airport Ahead of the Crowd” provision.

Knowing that stage wins can better prepare you for the playoffs, and maybe get you into the playoffs, how important are they? “I think they’re really important because, as we’ve seen and experienced, especially last year for us in the playoffs, there are going to be problems along the way. You’re going to have things pop up. “You’re going to have accidents, part failures, mistakes and the better that you do through the season, the more cushion that you can give yourself if you’re able to win those segments and gain some bonus points. Anything you can do to pad those bonus points is going to be a benefit as you get to the end of the year.”

Does the introduction of stages introduce a constant sense of urgency throughout the entire race that may not have always existed before? “I think that’s going to change for some people and it’s not going to

Do you like the new “damaged car” rule?

Will you share them?

What do you think of the new format for races? “The most exciting thing to me about the whole format change is just how everybody in our sport came together and had this situation progress into what it has become. When you make the whole race relevant, you shouldn’t hear drivers say that they were just pacing themselves. “There are real goals where you can gain points, and those points will contribute to your championship playoffs all the way through the end of the year until the last round at Homestead. Every moment matters. I think everybody has done a great job with that.”

Are the days of patience over with this new format? “I think there is still balance there. You still have to go after all the bonus points and the segments that you can in order to pile up as many points as you can if your car is capable of it. “You still have to balance the position of trying to win a race, finish a race and gain the big prize at the end of the day. “You still want to get everything you can and all the points that you can, but you still have to be smart about it as you go through the day.”

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REGIONAL GIRLS BASKETBALL Murray tops Lamoni, Grand View Christian up next ■

By RYAN KRONBERG CNA sports editor

MURRAY — Murray and Lamoni came into Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 7 girls basketball quarterfinal as familiar with each other as any two teams in the state in any class. The Bluegrass Conference rivals had met three previous times this season, with Murray owning wins in all three matchups. Murray took control in the second half to claim the fourth matchup of the season with a 51-35 win. Murray (19-5) advances to face another familiar foe in Friday’s Region 7 semifinal at Ankeny Christian Academy. The Lady Mustangs will meet Grand View Christian (19-4) for a third time this season. The Thunder advanced with a 46-31 win over Ankeny Christian Academy.

Tip is set for 7 p.m. Lady Mustangs coach Jerry Shields was apprehensive about the fourth meeting with the Demons. “I was nervous coming into the game for the simple fact that they knew what we did and we know what they do,” Shields said. “(Lamoni coach) Ted (Smith) does a good job with those kids. They were ready to play us and they were.” Murray went so far as to tweak a few things leading up to the game. “We had to change several plays the day before,” said sophomore Bre Klein. “We knew it would be tough. It’s almost impossible to beat a team four times.” Klein was a difference maker inside, pouring in a game-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, and 5-of-7 at the free throw line. “We did a nice job moving the ball around,” Shields said. “We found some girls wide open. We were able to get some nice stick-ins.” Murray’s defense effectively slowed down Lamoni’s inside game. “The biggest thing was being able to stop their penetration,” Shields said.

“They got loose from us a few times and we fouled them.” Murray did struggle with some foul issues. Lady Mustangs leading scorer Katie Otto spent much of the game on the bench in foul trouble. She scored only two points. Lamoni struggled to capitalize at the free throw line. “I don’t know what their percentage was, but it wasn’t very good,” Shields said. “That was a big for us was them not being able to stick them in.” Murray led 17-8 after one quarter and 31-20 at halftime. The Lady Mustangs steadily built the lead in the second half. Late in the fourth quarter, Murray ran its offense effective while taking up large chunks of clock. “That’s something we haven’t worked on as far as the delay game,” Shields said. “We extended our offense, moved out further. We did a good job of being able to handle the ball.” While maybe not entirely aesthetically pleasing, the Lady Mustangs still found a way to pick up victory num-

ber 19. “Survive and advance — that’s what the kids are telling me,” Shields said. “That’s what we’ve been trying to do.” Brandi Gilbert added 11 points and nine rebounds. Zadie Hatfield scored eight points and dished out five assists. Now a date comes with Grand View Christian. The Thunder won 50-39 in the Bluegrass Conference Tournament and 48-42 on Feb. 6 in Murray. “We’ve been close with them both times,” Klein said. “Hopefully we can get this win for the first time.” The Lady Mustangs understand what must be done. “We’ve got to be able to make shots when it counts, keep Grand View from shooting outside and play our best defense,” Klein said.

LA (35) 9 11 7 8 MURR (51) 14 17 8 12 Murray scoring — Zadie Hatfield 4 0-0 8, Kayla Wookey 1 1-3 3, Brandi Gilbert 4 3-4 11, Kendra Boles 1 0-0 2, Katie Otto 1 0-1 2. Bre Klein 7 5-7 19, Ally Waske 3 0-0 6. Threepoint field goals — 0. Rebounds — 34 (Gilbert 9, Wookey, Klein 6). Assists — 17 (Wookey 7). Steals — 4 (Klein 2). Blocks — 2 (two with one). Fouls — 19. Fouled out — none.


Not giving up without a fight Maroons play best ball of the year in season-ending loss ■


CNA sports reporter

DIAGONAL — Having fallen to Iowa Christian Academy by 43 less than two weeks before, the Diagonal’s boys basketball team didn’t have much reason to envision they were about to play some of their best basketball of the year. While the visiting Blazers eventually won the Class 1A District 13 opener Monday 58-40 behind Josh Dueker’s explosive 40-point effort, Diagonal had the margin as close as six early in the fourth quarter. “Loved our effort,” Diagonal coach Matt Warren said. “It’s been kind of a point of emphasis this year is, no matter what the score is keep playing hard. I think tonight was definitely our

best effort game-effort wise of the season. Super proud of the way we battled.” Kole Paxson and Ty Taylor hit 3-pointers to make the score 36-30. After the two teams traded buckets, the Blazers scored six straight. Diagonal responded with buckets from freshmen Kade Klommhaus and Clayton Hansen. Following that sequence, Dueker swooped in for the kill. The 6-2 senior used his length to steal passes on consecutive Diagonal possessions, and finished both at the rim, the first of which was an and-one bucket through PUBLIC a SUMMONS foul.NOTICE freeSTATES throws in INMore THE UNITED DISTRICT FOR THE SOUTHERN theCOURT game’s final moments DISTRICT OF IOWA No. 4:16-CV-00466 helpedCivilDueker get to that United States of America, 40-spot. Plaintiff, “He workedv.his butt off to Johnnie Todd Lovell, et al., Defendants. get those 40,” Warren said. TO THE NAMED DEFENDANT: Despite Dueker getting Unknown Spouse of Alicia E. Lovell You are hereby notified that the was Comhis points, Warren plaint of the above-named plaintiff is now pleased on file in thewith Officethe of thedefensive Clerk of the United effort.States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. In said Complaint the plaintiff for a the judgment rem “Weprays played bestinde-

against the real estate described as follows, to-wit: Lot Numbered One (1) in Block Two (2) in the First Northern Addition to Creston, Union County, Iowa. for the sum of $97,079.88, which includes principal, advances, and any other recoverable costs; $25,493.92 interest, as of January 22, 2015, plus interest accruing thereafter at the daily rate of $15.61; and $5,756.16 interest credit or subsidy subject to recapture. This action is based upon the promissory note and mortgage as recorded in the office of the Union County Recorder in Book 820 at Pages 305-310 as Document No. 00001589 on June 30, 2005 executed or assumed by the defendants Johnnie T. Lovell and Alicia E. Lovell and delivered to the plaintiff who is the sole and absolute owner thereof. Said note, together with the mortgage given to secure same are due and payable by reason of the failure of the defendants, Johnnie T. Lovell and Alicia E. Lovell, to pay the installments of principal and interest when due. Plaintiff prays in said complaint for the foreclosure of said note and mortgage on the above-described real estate and that said mortgage be declared a prior and paramount lien to the interest and rights of each of the above-named defendant. Plaintiff further asks that a judicial sale issue for the sale of said real estate to satisfy said judgment, interest, costs and advancements for taxes, special assessments, title fees, insurance and such other expenses as are necessary to protect the security during the pendency of proceeding and for such further relief as may be just and equitable. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, SEE COPY OF COMPLAINT NOW ON FILE. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Nathan J. Borland, Assistant United States Attorney, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is United States Courthouse Annex, Second Floor, 110 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, an answer to the Complaint which is now on file on or before April 6, 2017. Unless you so answer, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. JOHN S. COURTER, CLERK United States District Court Southern District of Iowa U.S. Courthouse East 1st and Walnut Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Note: The attorney who is expected to represent you should be promptly advised of this notice. Published in the Creston News Advertiser on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 2017.

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMONS IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF IOWA Civil No. 4:16-CV-00466 United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Johnnie Todd Lovell, et al., Defendants. TO THE NAMED DEFENDANT: Unknown Spouse of Alicia E. Lovell You are hereby notified that the Complaint of the above-named plaintiff is now on file in the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. In said Complaint the plaintiff prays for a judgment in rem against the real estate described as follows, to-wit: Lot Numbered One (1) in Block Two (2) in the First Northern Addition to Creston, Union County, Iowa. for the sum of $97,079.88, which includes principal, advances, and any other recoverable costs; $25,493.92 interest, as of January 22, 2015, plus interest accruing thereafter at the daily rate of $15.61; and $5,756.16 interest credit or subsidy subject to recapture. This action is based upon the promissory note and mortgage as recorded in the office of the Union County Recorder in Book 820 at Pages 305-310 as Document No. 00001589 on June 30, 2005 executed or assumed by the defendants Johnnie T. Lovell and Alicia E. Lovell and delivered to the plaintiff who is the sole and absolute owner thereof. Said note, together with the mortgage given to secure same are due and payable by reason of the failure of the defendants, Johnnie T. Lovell and Alicia E. Lovell, to pay the installments of principal and interest when due. Plaintiff prays in said complaint for the foreclosure of said note and mortgage on the above-described real estate and that said mortgage be declared a prior and paramount lien to the interest and rights of each of the above-named defendant. Plaintiff further asks that a judicial sale issue for the sale of said real estate to satisfy said judgment, interest, costs and advancements for taxes, special assessments, title fees, insurance and such other expenses as are necessary to protect the security during the pendency of proceeding and for such further relief as may be just and equitable. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, SEE COPY OF COMPLAINT NOW ON FILE.

fense we have all season,” Warren said. Paxson was as well. “It was great. A lot better PUBLIC NOTICE than the first half,” Paxson SUMMONS IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT said. COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT IOWA The first halfOFfeatured DiCivil No. 4:16-CV-00466 agonalUnited struggling to get in States of America, Plaintiff, against a a flow offensively v. constantly harassing Johnnie Todd Lovell, et al., fullDefendants. court press and an active TO THE NAMED DEFENDANT: Unknown Spouse of Alicia E. Lovell half-court trapping zone. You are hereby notified that the ComTrailing just 11-7 plaint of the above-named plaintiffearly is now on filethe in thesecond, Office of the ClerkBlazof the in the United States District Court for the SouthersDistrict scored 12 Inofsaidthe last 14 ern of Iowa. Complaint the plaintiff prays for a judgment in rem points of the first half. against the real estate described as follows, to-wit: The Maroons refused to Lot Numbered One (1) in Block Two (2) fall and got thetocrowd in theeasily First Northern Addition Creston, Union County, Iowa. hyped up before Dueker for the sum of $97,079.88, which includes principal, andhandle any other proved too advances, much to recoverable costs; $25,493.92 interest, as with his22,consistently unstopof January 2015, plus interest accruing thereafter at the daily ratesoft of $15.61; and pable drives and finish$5,756.16 interest credit or subsidy subes at the rim. ject to recapture. This action is based upon the promissory finished noteDiagonal and mortgage as recorded in 1-19 the office the Union andofdoes not County lose aRecorder seniorin Book 820 at Pages 305-310 as Document player on ona June team made of No. 00001589 30, 2005 executed or assumed byand the defendants Johnnie T. freshmen juniors. Lovell and Alicia E. Lovell and delivered to the plaintiff who shouldn’t is the sole and this absoAnd why lute owner thereof. Said note, together crew of freshmen and sewith the mortgage given to secure same failare due and payable by reason niors have reason to ofbetheexure of the defendants, Johnnie T. Lovell cited after finishing and Alicia E. Lovell, to pay strong? the installdue. ments principal and interest whenhas The ofprogress the team Plaintiff prays in said complaint for the foreclosure of said note and mortgage made excites Warren. Heon

the above-described real estate and that said mortgage be declared a prior and paramount lien to the interest and rights of each of the above-named defendant. Plaintiff further asks that a judicial sale issue for the sale of said real estate to satisfy said judgment, interest, costs and advancements for taxes, special assessments, title fees, insurance and such other expenses as are necessary to protect the security during the pendency of proceeding and for such further relief as may be just and equitable. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS, SEE COPY OF COMPLAINT NOW ON FILE. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Nathan J. Borland, Assistant United States Attorney, plaintiffs attorney, whose address is United States Courthouse Annex, Second Floor, 110 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, an answer to the Complaint which is now on file on or before April 6, 2017. Unless you so answer, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. JOHN S. COURTER, CLERK United States District Court Southern District of Iowa U.S. Courthouse East 1st and Walnut Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Note: The attorney who is expected to represent you should be promptly advised of this notice. Published in the Creston News Advertiser on Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 2017.

just hopes it continues as nerves and lack of confidence no longer plague the Maroons. “We’ve started playing as a team the second half of the year,” Paxson said. “First half of the year everyone was individual. We just joined together at the end and became a good team.”

Summary ICA — Totals — 16 14-18 58 Scoring — Josh Dueker 40, Marquese Tate 12, Brock Hamer 4, Zach Dueker 2. Diag — Totals — 16 1-8 40 Scoring — Kade Klommhaus 10, Kole Paxson 9, Ty Taylor 8, Clayton Hansen 7, Blake Alden 6.


Diagonal junior Kole Paxson drives the lane in the second half of the Maroons’ season-ending 58-40 tournament loss to ICA Monday.

Special Session February 9, 2017 The Union County Board of Supervisors met in Special Session on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM with the following members present: Lois Monday, Ron Riley and Dennis Brown. AGENDA: Motion by Monday and seconded by Riley to approve the Agenda. All voting aye, motion carried. MINUTES: Motion by Riley and seconded by Monday to approve the minutes from February 6, 2017. All voting aye, motion carried. ENGINEER: Union County Engineer, Zach Gunsolley, presented and discussed fiscal year 2018 budget. Gunsolley also discussed the reorganization of Secondary Roads Department. Dennis Brown left at 2:30 PM. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:55 PM. ATTEST: SANDY HYSELL, AUDITOR BY: DENNIS BROWN, CHAIRMAN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


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from eighth grade through high school, despite extensive two-a-day training sessions as a swimmer for the Walnut Creek YMCA team and Waukee Warriors high school team. After the second incident in Colorado, Somers was “shut down� from further swimming until she could be evaluated by doctors in Omaha. She was referred to a cardiologist and later an electrocardiologist, and asked to wear a heart monitor for 30 days. “It was happening when I was swimming hard, and then stopping and standing up,� Somers said. “For some reason my blood pressure slams on the brakes, instead of balancing out with my heart Somers rate. The workouts were longer and more intense than anything I had done in high school, which is probably why it was happening now and didn’t happen before.� During this 30-day evaluation period with the monitor, Somers was finally cleared to begin some weightlifting activities with the team, but had not received medical clearance from the UNO doctors to resume swimming. One day she was doing squat lifts and got lightheaded, and had to sit down and stop lifting.

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Backup plan Fortunately, there was a Plan B in the works. As a high school senior, Somers was told by Southwestern Community College golf coach Doug North that she would be welcome on the Spartan team if she wanted to attend SWCC. Somers lettered in golf and basketball at Creston High School. “At the time, I thought why would I do that when I can swim at the Division I level?� Somers said. “When I met with Doug about setting up my classes at SWCC this semester, he reminded me of that conversation.� “I felt terrible for her that it worked out that way, but of course I would want someone with that kind of work ethic and background in golf if she was interested,� North said. Somers wanted a semester at home to regroup and map out a new future before transferring to another college next fall. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in sports psychology after earning a bachelor’s degree at either Northwest Missouri State University or Iowa State University. She has spoken to Creston graduate Trevor Conner, who works as a sports psychologist after earning his master’s at Northwest Missouri, about doing some internship duty someday. SWCC, and the Spartan golf team, was a perfect fit for a 19-year-old who still yearned to compete. “I just have learned there is a lot more to athletics than loving the sport that you do,� Somers said. “You learn valuable skills. You learn leadership skills, how to manage your time, how to work hard. You build relationships. I like golf and I can do it the rest of my life. Doug was great about it. It was too late for any kind of scholarship or anything, but I didn’t care. I’m just grateful he’s letting me play on the team. It will be fun.� How strong is Somers’ work ethic? She met the reporter for this article near the first tee box at Crestmoor Golf Club, shooting a practice round on a relatively decent 48-degree February afternoon. “She’s a great athlete,� North said. “Golf was not her number one sport in high school, for a good reason. But now it will be nice to see how she does when she focuses all that effort she’s

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before they were planning to implant a three-year monitor in her chest because they hadn’t caught anything. The cardiologist thought maxing out in training like that triggered it. He doesn’t recommend maxing out and pushing to the limit like that, but she can still exercise. Golfing will help her get over the disappointment of not being able to swim anymore.� Her high school coach at Waukee, Shelley Twigg, said the Southwestern golf team just got a special addition.

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That ended up being the “three strikes and you’re out� liability policy the UNO athletic administrators used, akin to the concussion rule, essentially ending the freshman’s career as a Maverick. Somers was devastated, and still didn’t have answers. “We didn’t appeal it or anything,� Matt said. “She said she had shed enough tears about it at that point.� Finally, in one of the final medical tests scheduled, the condition reappeared and doctors had a diagnosis. The medical term is vasovagal syncope. “They did a tilt table test,� Somers said. “It’s pretty barbaric. They strap you to a metal table, and you’re laying there silent for 20 minutes. Then they tilt you up. Within three or four minutes of tilting up I passed out. They realized it was more of a blood pressure issue than something wrong with my heart. When my heart rate gets up, for some reason my blood pressure slams on the brakes and gets real low right after I stop the exercise.� Her heart rate deceleration after extreme exercise was abnormal. “I can run and everything is fine, as long as I slowly warm down afterward,�

Somers said. The cardiologist didn’t tell her she would be banned from swimming at another institution from his diagnosis, but he recommended against it. “With about any other sport it wouldn’t be such a concern, but swimming in the water, he recommended I not continue with that,� Somers said. “It’s just bad luck that I got this condition and swimming was the sport I loved.�









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