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Skiff Medical Center names new president Newton Daily News The leaders of Mercy Health Network have announced Laurie Conner will accept the role of President of Skiff Medical Center effective March 19. Conner has served as Skiff ’s interim leader following the resignation of Brett Altman,


who moved to a CEO position at Cass County Health System in Atlantic. Conner has served in various roles in her nine years with Mercy

Medical Center. She was Chief Executive Officer for Dallas County Hospital, Administrator for Mercy West Lakes and most recently Vice President of Business Development for Mercy Des Moines. “Laurie’s experience, accomplishments and contributions to Mercy make her an ideal choice for this role,”

Mercy President Bob Ritz said. Conner first worked closely with colleagues at Skiff when she served as the lead representative of Mercy Medical Center during the initial assessment and subsequent integration process in 2014 and 2015. “As Skiff ’s Chief Admin-

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istrative Officer during that time, Laurie had intimate knowledge of hospital operations,” said Teresa Wermager, Skiff Human Resources Manager. “That experience, combined with her prior CEO and leadership roles, makes her uniquely suited to lead Skiff into the future as a wholly owned Mercy hospital.”

NCSD approves two-year contract with NCEA Teachers’ total compensation package will increase 2 percent By Justin Jagler Newton Daily News Newton teachers will receive a 2 percent increase in their total compensation package for 2017-2018 and 20182019 after the school district approved a twoyear contract with the teacher’s union at Monday night’s school board meeting. Newton Community School District and the Newton Community Education Association finalized the agreement about a month after the NCEA’s initial proposal. School Board President Travis Padget said it was a nice collaborative

AP Photo The Iowa Capitol’s first floor rotunda is filled with supporters and protesters before a hearing Monday on collective bargaining changes in Des Moines.

DES MOINES (AP) — Legislative debate stretched several hours Tuesday night at the Iowa Capitol as Republican lawmakers tried to fast track votes on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state. In the end, both chambers of the GOP-controlled Legislature agreed to adjourn until Wednesday, following lengthy discussion by Democrats over amendments to essentially gut the bill. Lawmakers had assembled in the legislative chambers to discuss identical versions of a bill that would prohibit workers like teachers, nurses and correctional officers from negotiating over issues such as health insurance, evaluation procedures and extra pay. The legislation is similar to a 2011 Wisconsin law on collective bargaining. Iowa’s collective bargaining law,

passed in 1974, requires more than a dozen mandatory subjects of discussion for the state’s roughly 180,000 public sector employees. That would be reduced to base Allen wages under the proposal, which was made public one week ago. Sen. Chaz Allen, D-Newton, addressed the Senate floor during Tuesday’s debate. The former Newton Mayor told the narrative of collective bargaining’s importance in Newton, especially in the aftermath of Maytag leaving the city. Allen said bargaining is in the DNA of Newton and Jasper County. He discussed Newton’s renegotiation of benefits for public employees like firefighters, police and

public works. “I believe the best approach is one that features cooperation and honest negotiations between management and workers, between neighbor and neighbor, between people who all have a stake in the success and prosperity of our communities,” Allen said. “Newton didn’t bounce back because of mandates and new rules imposed by the governor and a majority of the Iowa Senate and Iowa House. The people of Newton bounced back because they sat across the table from their neighbor, and they all had the chance to say: “How can we be worthier together, to make our community great again?’” The best approach is one that features cooperation and honest negotiations between management and workers, between DEBATE | 3A

process and both groups were on the same page. Superintendent of Schools Bob Callaghan said the teachers were great to work with, especially within the confines of another historically low supplemental state aid recently signed into law. State aid for next year will increase by 1.11 percent. “This is an area that the NCEA chose to work very closely with us to try to keep ourselves financially solvent and fiscally sound,” Callaghan said. “We came pretty close to their initial ask, their initial base proposal.” CONTRACTS | 3A

County locks in 2.75% wage increase for officials By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News A 2.75 percent wage increase for five county elected officials was approved on Tuesday. Also, for the first time in eight years, the Jasper County Board of Supervisors approved a wage increase for supervisors at 1.99 percent. The board had previously agreed on the increase amounts during a budget workshop on Feb. 6. The board unanimously approved the resolution during its regular meeting on

Tuesday. The Jasper County Compensation Board originally recommended a proposed increase not to exceed 4 percent for the offices of county auditor, attorney, recorder, treasurer and sheriff. It also recommended an increase not to exceed 2 percent for the supervisors. “For the purposes of budgeting we went with the 2.75 which matches the union raise was for the year,” Supervisor Joe Brock said. SUPERVISORS | 3A

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In Brief Concert and free sharing supper at Kellogg United Methodist Church Kellogg United Methodist Church will host a free supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday. This free meal will be served in the fellowship hall and all are invited to enjoy turkey, ham, cheesy potatoes, dressing, dinner roll, cookies, Jell-O and ice cream. Chris Rose will perform a concert and share his story of freedom from addiction at 7 p.m. following supper in the sanctuary. Kellogg United Methodist Church is located at 417 Second St., next to the water tower in Kellogg.

Submitted Photo The Howard Christian Church in Colfax participated in an active shooter training class Sunday presented by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. Around 40 church members attended the class.

Howard Street Christian Church receives active shooter training Sheriff’s office presented class By Kayla Langmaid Newton Daily News Members of the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax participated in an active shooter training class Sunday presented by the Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office. Around 40 church members attended the class to learn how to react in an active shooter situation. Pastor Tom Burns said the idea of bringing the topic to the church began while talking to the Colfax Fire Department chief about implementing emergency plans. Burns said the class idea came about through dis-

cussions with community members. In addition, Burns said he mostly wanted to have the class because of worldwide events that have occurred as of late. Instructors from the sheriff ’s office were Chief Deputy Duane Rozendaal and Sheriff John Halferty. The emergency action plan the sheriff ’s office introduced was ALICE — alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate or escape. Burns said the church, like many organizations, have a plan in case of a fire or tornado, but not too many places have a plan in case of an active shooter situation. “We need to make a plan of where we want to go in case of this emergency and we need to have something down in writing,� Burns said. “We need to be in aware in today’s

world and just know what could take place.� Burns said he was very pleased with the class and it helped him with some ideas to know what to do. Burns said one take away from the class was if there is a threat, have some knowledge on whether to get away or deflect the perpetrator. “We want to come up with a plan that is going to get a positive and effective outcome,� Burns said. “Thank you to the sheriff ’s office — it was wonderful they came out on a Sunday to hold this class.� The Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office encourages all citizens to be prepared and to have an emergency action plan in place. Contact Kayla Langmaid at 641-792-3121 ext. 6513 or

Financial Peace University at CHAC Community Heights Alliance Church will be holding a nine week Financial Peace University course starting Feb. 28. Classes will be at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. At the class you can learn how to manage money God’s way. Sign up is available at the connection table at the church, 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. The class is $99 per couple. Scholarship are available, contact Paul Aurand.

Director of Vocations, to visit Sacred Heart Sunday Sunday The Rev. Thom Hennen, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Davenport, will concelebrate Mass at 9 a.m. Sunday and preach. This is the first time he has been able to visit the parish and provide a sermon.

Trump moves leave LGBT groups, religious conservatives wary NEW YORK (AP) — Mixed signals from the White House on gay rights and religious exemptions have put two constituencies on edge: LGBT advocates already wary of President Donald Trump and social conservatives determined to hold him to his campaign promises. Recent developments have left both groups anxious and uncertain. Last week, Trump pledged to maintain President Barack Obama’s job protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal employees, and the White House touted him as a protector of the broader LGBT community. Soon after, Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, which cheered conservatives because of the nominee’s past support for broad religious exemptions. Then a draft executive order on religious exemptions was leaked; among other things, it would have boosted protections for those with faith objections to gay marriage while undercutting LGBT gains made under Obama. The order would have gone a long way to satisfying Trump’s campaign promise to religious conservatives that “I will defend your religious liberties.� But as of Wednesday the draft order hadn’t been signed, reportedly because of objections from Trump’s daughter

Ivanka and others in his inner circle. Had the executive order been signed, LGBT-rights leaders were poised to respond with a wave of protests and lawsuits depicting the order as authorizing taxpayer-funded discrimination. Even though Trump has backed off for now, they remain wary. “It’s really not a question of if this administration will attack LGBT people — it’s a question of when and how,� said Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal. Meanwhile, conservative religious leaders have been carefully turning up pressure on the president, who won 81 percent of the white evangelical vote, along with a majority of Roman Catholics. The Family Research Council, the Southern Baptist’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and others have urged Trump to take action. Greg Baylor, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal group that specializes in religious liberty cases, said he hoped Trump would “make a global statement about how the new federal government is going to respect religious liberty.� Baylor said the draft executive order that remains in limbo would have been “a constructive step� toward that goal. The U.S. Conference of Catholic

Bishops has launched an online lobby campaign urging Catholics to make a similar point in emails to the White House. “We pray that the new administration follows through on its promises regarding conscience rights and allows the Catholic community and other people of faith the freedom to serve others in accordance with our beliefs,� said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who leads the bishops’ efforts to secure conscience rights. At the National Prayer Breakfast last week in Washington, expectations ran high that Trump would announce his support for the draft executive order. In his speech, Trump said “freedom of religion is a sacred right� and pledged to abolish Internal Revenue Service restrictions on electioneering by churches and other nonprofits. But he said nothing about the leaked order. Jerry Johnson, chief executive of the National Religious Broadcasters, said he understood that Trump’s circle of advisers included supporters of samesex marriage. Nonetheless, he expects Trump to follow through on his vow to enhance religious exemptions. According to Johnson, a Cabinet member signaled that “something is going to happen in the next 30 days. There will be something that will balance the religious liberty concerns.� LGBT activists have taken note of

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The 2 percent increase in teachers’ compensation will come in the form of salary increases and health insurance coverage. The base salary was raised $150 (as opposed to the $200 increase the NCEA initially proposed), and teachers will continue to receive incremental pay raises based on seniority. By “aging the scale,” or increasing salary based on years of experience, about half of Newton’s teachers will receive a pay bump. They will advance one step on the scale and collect a raise. The other half of teachers have maxed out in their lane of seniority and will not receive a salary increase. Health insurance costs increased by about $30 a month per employee, said Director of Business Services Gayle Isaac. The district will cover this increase. Along with the salary increases, taxes and other stipends, the total compensation for teachers in

Due to the 1.25 percent decrease for the five elected officials, the board was also required to decrease their percentage. The raise increases the auditors pay to $72,504, the attorney to $115,555, the recorder to $72,504, the sheriff to $106,964 and the treasurer to $72,504. “We remember for these position, they have to reapply for their jobs every four years and all of them have immense responsibility,” Brock said. The supervisors will also be getting a pay bump of just more than $800, from $41,200 to $42,019. Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott said during previous discussions that the pay increase will keep the supervisors’ wages competitive within the state when figuring the total population of the county. In other business, the abatement of delinquent mobile home taxes for mobile home parks located in Monroe and Colfax. The abatement comes following the removal of the delinquent homes and removes the properties from the county tax roll. In Monroe, the total abatement is $6,370 for eight mobile homes with the largest abatement at $1,950. Colfax had about half of that amount at $3,056 for five mobile homes. Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop said the county is continuing to work on the mobile home abatement process with one future park needing to be addressed. Additionally, Chris and Kelsey Ford were denied a driveway variance for their property at 555 W. 68th St. S. The couple was proposing a driveway adjacent to Highway F48 West. The variance was denied due to line of sight restrictions.

Justin Jagler/Daily News The Newton Community School District Board of Education approved a two-year contract with the Newton Community Education Association at Monday night’s meeting. The agreement was reached following another year of historically low supplemental state aid.

the new contract equals about a 2 percent raise from 2016-2017. “It was an amicable bargaining session,” said Isaac. “We have had ones in the past that were not so friendly.” In past years, multiple meetings lasting more than three hours were needed to reach an agreement. This year, the groups met one time after the initial proposal. There was a settlement reached in an hour and a half, Isaac said. The busi-

Debate Continued from Page 1A neighbors and between people who all have a stake in the success and prosperity of Iowa’s communities, Allen said. The legislation is expected to pass amid support from GOP legislative leaders, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the incoming governor. However, the timing of final votes remained unclear. Democrats have introduced dozens of proposed changes that could take even more hours to debate. GOP lawmakers said they will make some changes to the bill, though some members of the minority party countered it wasn’t enough. Republicans argue the bill would give local employers more flexibility with their

ness director said uncertainty over future collective bargaining laws was a factor in the smooth negotiations, as teachers wanted to lock in a twoyear contract before the laws changed. Callaghan said there was a lot of participation from the teachers and a great deal of communication. He said it is important to understand the challenge of maintaining fiscal responsibility with three consecutive years of historically

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

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low supplemental aid. “It has been extremely difficult,” Callaghan said. “But it’s been a pleasure to try and work with people to understand the difficulties that causes when we’re a taxing institute that has responsibility to not only the students, but the teachers, the staff, the school board, the community and the parents.” Contact Justin Jagler at 641-792-3121 ext 6532 or

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

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

Zeta Chapter to meet Thursday The Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will meet at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at the United Presbyterian Church at 209 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. Members will enjoy refreshments as they arrive, and donated items of Box Tops, pop tabs, and toiletries will be collected for the various service projects. The group will also accept donations to the World Fellowship Fund. The program will follow and will address the devastating topic of human trafficking and the impact that it has on local communities.

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ove is in the air, and I’m not just talking about for couples. Everyone says you either love or hate Valentine’s Day, but for me, I’ve always been pretty neutral. As I’ve gotten older, what I tend to enjoy the most about the day is the positive attitudes and the happiness it brings. Have you gone to Hy-Vee in the last few days? It’s busting at the seams with flower arrangements and chocolates, and everyone is scurrying around with a smile on their face trying to find a sweet gift for their loved ones. There is so much love. When I researched the history behind Valentine’s Day, it honestly didn’t impress me. One NPR article I read

said from Feb. 13 to 15, Romans celebrated the feast of “Lupercalia.” The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. They believed this would make the women fertile. Wait, what did I just read? The article continued with stating the Shakespeare era then romanticized Valentine’s Day — I would sure hope so. Then there is that Cupid guy. The Romans adopted and renamed the mascot, Cupid, but he was originally known to the Greeks as Ero, the god of love. That story, too, is rather disappointing and not worth going into detail. I’m disappointed and frightened

with the history of the day. Not to mention the sacrificing of a dog really turned me off from the get-go. I would much rather the history behind the day be about “true” love or an act of kindness. Of course, the day has been Americanized with new traditions and meanings. Today’s traditions definitely don’t include sacrificing any animals, but if I’m wrong, please let me know if that’s still a thing. Current traditions include posting a picture of your significant other on social media, going to dinner, buying giant teddy bears, candy, cards and flowers. There is nothing wrong with these traditions, and I think they are adorable. What I like most about the day is hearing different stories about couples, how far they’ve come, how they met and how long they’ve been together. The stories that always make me tear up usually are the couples who have

been married for at least 50 years. They bear so much knowledge. So, when I think of love I think about my both sets of grandparents who have each been happily married for more than 50 years. I think about their stories and the love they continue to have for one another. I think about my parents who have been married for 31 years, and how they have shown me what love looks like since I was a child. I also think about my Lord and Savior, who showed the greatest love of all. I hope to mimic a marriage like theirs’ when I am married this year. This year for Valentine’s Day, my fiancé and I celebrated early by going to lunch on Sunday and by writing cards to each other, as words are my favorite thing. I will also make his favorite meal, chicken enchilada casserole. It’s the little things. Contact Kayla Langmaid at

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Can the Super Bowl save America?

It’s been several decades since American politics has been so contentious. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after President Trump’s election, 32 percent of California residents want the state to secede from America. In the middle of the election cycle, Public Policy Polling found that 40 percent of Texans would have wanted the state to leave the country if Hillary Clinton had won — and that included 61 percent of Trump supporters. Nationally, 22 percent of people now want to see their particular state leave the union. All of this is pervading our private lives. One post-election survey showed that nearly 1 in 3 Democrat women have cut someone out of their lives on social media over Trump’s election. A September poll from the Monmouth University Polling Institute found that 70 percent of Americans think the election cycle has made America worse. But we’ve been able to get together on some things. We seemed to put aside political differences during the World Series, for example. That communal event — sitting around our televisions watching the greatest Game 7 in baseball history — seemed to unify us. The same thing happened with the Super Bowl. We all got together and watched Tom Brady give a performance for the ages, and for a short moment, we got along. So, here’s the question: Is that moment a chimera? I’ve long been an antagonist of the notion that bouncing balls can somehow heal real political divisions. In 2007, I wrote this about the World Cup, saying: “Sports solve no great moral dilemmas. Sports are not politics.” That’s still true. But sports can  provide a breath. Sometimes that breath is actually counterproductive — you wouldn’t want a sporting event in 1944 between the United States and Germany to have delayed the liberation of the Nazi death camps by a week. But in America, that breath is highly necessary. That’s because the left has spent so long politicizing every element of American life that we’re going to need some space, either physical or temporal. Americans seem willing to part from their neighbors because they believe their neighbors are in a heightened state of readiness to bother them. Texans think Californians want to control how they raise their children; Californians think Texans want to dirty their air. Federalism normally provides the distance for both sides to leave each other alone. But our common culture has shrunk that distance. Now you can’t turn on the TV in Dallas without hearing a Los Angeles point of view. The Super Bowl provided that distance. Thanks to President Trump’s election, the Super Bowl organizers clearly recognized — for once — that they’d be best off eschewing politics rather than enabling Beyonce to dance around in Black Panther gear. Lady Gaga did an apolitical halftime show. The game was great. The politics were relegated to easily debunked commercials. And we all took a breath. Hollywood and pop culture would do well to remind themselves that if they don’t want to alienate half their audience and exacerbate our differences, they can allow us room to breathe. The Super Bowl did that this year. For that, we should be just a little grateful, even if it didn’t solve any true underlying problems. Those will require a bit more time and a bit more space.




UAW leadership supports public employees Over the course of a week, I interact with hundreds of people. People working, shopping, relaxing, spending time with their loved ones. Behind the scenes teachers are working to ensure our children are getting the best education they can get. They lay the path our children are taking. Always enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead. I have a huge appreciation for the teachers and the impact they have on my children. The teachers of our community have the most important job. A job that is just as critical as the best brain surgeon or rocket scientist, fireman or policemen. Our future is in their hands every day. And for some, the day starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m.

US is a country of immigrants My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany, which was formerly Prussia. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland at that time was divided into three spheres of influence by Austria, Prussia and Russia. Upon being discharged, he returned to his father’s farm. Officers from the Austrian Army made an attempt to re-enlist him but tradition dictated he could remain at home so long as he was sorely needed on the farm. Immediately after the officers departed Albert’s father gave

At any given time, I can see that the Newton PD is on the job. Car accidents, domestic calls, robberies, helping the elderly and spending time in the schools. The Newton Police are putting their lives on the line every day. The firefighters and EMTs in our county — some volunteer, some, full time — they are there at a moment’s notice. They stay until the jobs done, wet, smelling like smoke and tired. The corrections employees working conditions are unlike few on the outside would know. Great people are put in contact with some very serious criminals. Locked doors that keep the criminals in and keep the officers in, also. If everything goes according to plan, if all of the training kicks in, if everyone does their part, they go home at the end of their shift. State and public employees

do their jobs so we can do our jobs. They clean the roads in the winter weather, run state parks, they keep our streets as safe as possible. They repair roads, mow the highways. They build bridges and roads. They teach our children, they are nurses, home health care providers and they work in our courts and librarys. They spend their pay checks where they live. UAW Local 450 and UAW Local 997 leadership, support our brothers and sisters in all state and local positions. The voice of many with such great responsibilities should not be silenced. All men and women are created equal and independent, from that equal creation, they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

him his brother’s travel documents and instructed him to immigrate to the United States. His father knew war was coming, and he didn’t want to lose his son to it. It took me longer to locate my grandfather on the passenger list because I had forgotten he was traveling under the name Jan and not Albert. Given the fact that Albert entered the United States under the name Jan Bialek and later burned his immigration papers it is evident he was by definition a “illegal immigrant.” He went on to become a very hard-working brick mason and law-abiding citizen raising 12 children with the help of his Polish wife Mary and the rest, as they say, is history. Just as Cleveland, Ohio is a city of neighborhoods so is the United States a country of immigrants. In fact all the major cities

of America at one time served as incubators for immigrants to not only become accustomed to the ways of this country but also to intermingle with each other often prohibited in their native homeland. It’s a shame that the inner cities were  handed over to the absentee landlords following World War II. Just imagine how much stronger and united our country might have been had this unofficial tradition continued. Gentrification is not the answer. Preventing immigration is not the solution. Intense vetting is acceptable during these challenging times but to unfairly deny one person access to the United States makes us all orphans again. As a popular song goes: “let me in immigration man.”

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Obituaries Robert S. Brierly Feb. 10, 2017 Robert S. Brierly, 87, of Grinnell, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Grinnell United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Crow officiating. Organist will be Juli Bey. A private family burial will be held prior to the memorial service at St. Andrews Cemetery near Sully. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jasper County Historical

Cheryl J. Case Feb. 13, 2017 Cheryl Jean Case, 70, of Newton passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,memorials in Cheryl’s name may be left at the funeral home. Cheryl was born on Aug. 16, 1946 to Robert and Jermayn (Grover) Schieffer in Rice Lake, Wis. She graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1964 and went on to attend Wisconsin State in River Falls. It was there that she fell in love with Clayton Case and the two were united in marriage on March 8, 1967. Their family was complete when they welcomed their daughter, Noel Jean.

Society in Newton. Bob was born March 9, 1929, in Newton, the son of Lawrence L. and Freda Schnell Brierly. He was raised in Newton and was a 1947 graduate of Newton High School. He attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He was a veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. On Aug. 17, 1954, he was married to Ethel “Sally” Fullen, in Akron, Ohio. The couple lived in Des Moines and later Carlisle. Bob was employed at N. Clifford Prall Architect in Des Moines. In 1961, he became a registered architect and formed a partnership with Thomas S. Porter Architect &

Engineering and their firm was named Porter/ Brierly Associates with an office in downtown Des Moines. A few of their major clients included Northwestern Bell Telephone and the University of Iowa Athletic Department. He designed approximately 1,500 projects in Iowa and northern Missouri, which included churches, schools, apartments and single family dwellings. He designed Cunningham Drug in 1956. Bob and Sally raised their three children in Carlisle then returned to Des Moines. After his retirement in 1998, they moved to a residence in the Rock Creek Lake community, where he served on the Rock Creek Lake Alliance. They moved to the Mayflower Community in the fall of 1999. Bob was a member

of the Grinnell United Methodist Church, Grinnell Rotary Club, Grinnell Model Railroad Club and the American Philatelic Society. He enjoyed playing tennis, collecting stamps and traveling throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, Central and South America. Survivors include three children, David (Jackie) Brierly of Des Moines, Thomas (Maria) Brierly of Orlando, Florida and Rebecca (Jack) Barnes of Alexandria, Virginia; five grandchildren, Jose, Tommy, Kathryn, Hannah and John; two step-grandchildren, Eric and Melissa; four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Harrison, Janna and Jethro; and one sister, Ann (Don) Platt of Sioux Falls, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Sally in 2010.

In 1972 the family moved to Newton. During her 45 years there, Cheryl made countless friends and was active in many groups and organizations including TTT, PEO, Theta Chi, bridge and luncheon clubs as well participating in golf and bowling leagues. She kept her home spotless, always ready for company. She was a fantastic hostess and she and Clayton frequently welcomed family and friends for all kinds of celebrations. There was never a shortage of food or drinks on hand. During the winters, Clayton and Cheryl would travel south to take in the warmer weather, most recently to Clearwater Beach, Fla. They encouraged loved ones to come down to enjoy the sun and beach with them and made many great memories during the months spent there. Cheryl was very close with all nine of her siblings and their children. She treasured the trips back to her hometown for weddings, graduations and family reunions. She was often

one of the last people to leave the party and loved singing and dancing the night away. She was proud of the Rice Lake business built and run by her father and brothers, V&S Construction. She looked forward to every October when she and her sisters, daughter and nieces would gather for the Schieffer girls’ weekend together. Last year was made even more special as her granddaughter, Delaney, was able to attend for the first time. Her daughter, Noel, brought her the greatest joy in life and the two shared a remarkably close relationship. They loved spending time together and often spoke several times a day on the telephone. It was only natural then that her grandchildren would become an extension of that joy. She and Clayton made countless trips to watch the kids’ music and sporting events. Cheryl’s favorites were show choir and marching band. Many summers were spent vacationing with the grandkids on Long Lake in Wisconsin. These were cherished times as

they included both her daughter’s family and her own brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews in the Wisconsin area. Cheryl proudly wore a necklace that said “#1Nana” and she exemplified that quality through and through. Cheryl is survived by husband Clayton, daughter and son-in-law Noel and Mike Lefebure and grandchildren Delaney and Campbell Hoffman and Brandon, Evan and Justin Lefebure. She is further survived by her siblings Carolyn (Hank) Ackerson, Kathy (Steve) Harrington, Rebecca (Michael) Macone, Bob Jr. (Barb) Schieffer, Kurt(Tracy) Schieffer, Ren (Debbie) Schieffer, Todd (Sally) Schieffer and Peggy (Rob) Shofner, sister-in-law Sondra Larson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother and fatherin-law Clayton Sr. and Mae Case, son-in-law Eric Hoffman, and sister and brother-in-law Bonnie and Larry Foss. Cheryl was an absolute treasure to many and will be deeply missed.

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• A Free Community Meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. Those interested may enter the church through the glass/elevator doors on the Second Avenue East side or through the single glass door off the north parking lot. The meals are open to the public and everyone is welcome. • Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple in Prairie City. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Newton Community Blood Drive will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at DMACC Newton Conference Center, 600 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903. • Pink Ribbon Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Skiff Medical Center, 204 N. 4th Ave. E. in Newton. Note new location of meeting. Deb Nilles, dietitian speaking on Heart Healthy Choices. • Newton Piecemakers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist, 501 E. 19th St. S. in Newton. • Penny Bingo will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. • Photo Hike will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City. This program is free and open to the public. Participants will meet inside the Prairie Learning Center.

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Police Blotter Newton Police Department Kathy L. Troen, 46, of Pella, was cited with failure to yield and no insurance after a twocar collision at 6 p.m. Friday after police were called to a collision in front of Cardinal Lanes. Another driver and passenger were driving a 2000 Dodge Stratus eastbound in the 1200 block of South Fifth Avenue East, they yielded for a parked truck for an oncoming

vehicle, the oncoming vehicle turned off the roadway. The Dodge Stratus began to pass the parked vehicle, when Troen allegedly tried to pass them and struck their vehicle. Troen said she thought the Dodge Stratus was also parked. The passenger of the Dodge Stratus was eight months pregnant and transported to Skiff Medical Center with minor injuries. Troen was uninjured.

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Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • Lucas G. Anderson, 26, of Grinnell, was charged with operating while under the influence, first offense at 5:50 p.m. Saturday after law enforcement was called about a reckless driver traveling west bound at the 176 mile marker of Interstate 80. The caller told police a black Chevy truck was all over the road. A deputy also saw the truck swerving on the road and

traveling above the speed limit. The truck drove onto the shoulder and into the dirt and then went on the off ramp. The deputy pulled Anderson over, and he told police “yep” when asked if he had too much to drink. He also told police he drank six beers. Anderson was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. • Aaron D. Vanderkrol, 42, of Mason City, was charged with

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Husband’s affair could be more about money than love DEAR ABBY: I am 68 and my husband is 80. I just found out he is involved with a 40-year-old woman. He says it is not an affair because they haven’t actually had sex! I don’t know what to do. Can you help me? — HEARTBROKEN IN NEW MEXICO DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Your husband may not be having an affair in the physical sense, but he IS having an emotional affair. He may be flattered by the attention he’s receiving from a younger woman, or he may think he’s actually in love with her. Whether she is in love with HIM is open to question. However, if your husband is giving her money, you might have an argument that he is being manipulated into it, which could qualify as elder abuse. Remember, too, if you are a longtime wife in a community property state, half of the assets acquired during your marriage are yours. If he doesn’t agree to end the relationship, this is something you might want to discuss with a lawyer. DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old daughter, “Jessie,” has a best friend who lives next door. The neighbor, “Laurie,” has an older brother, “Jason,” who is 13. Recently, Jessie played at Laurie’s house, and when she came home she told me Jason had said some nasty things to her. When I asked what they were, she told me that one time Jason told her to pull down her underwear, and another time he told her to pull down his pants and do something that can’t be mentioned in a family newspaper. When I heard it, I was livid. I told his mother about it, and now she will not let my daughter play with Laurie. She believes Jessie made it all up. My daughter is inconsolable because she no longer has a playmate. She believes it is her fault that Laurie can’t play with

her because she told me. I don’t know what to do so the girls can play together. — NEEDS A PLAYMATE DEAR NEEDS: It is important that you make Jessie understand that none of this was her fault — it was JASON’S fault — and that she did the right thing by telling you. What you need to do now is help your daughter find other playmates, preferably some whose parents supervise when children play in their home. While Jason’s mother may not want to believe what her son did, it’s highly unlikely your daughter made it up. Dealing with a problem like that by putting her head in the sand will only invite more trouble, because Jason is sure to repeat it with some other little girl. DEAR ABBY: Today I called my church to cancel my attendance at a retreat a month from now. I had paid $25 to hold my spot. When I stated my reason for calling, the church secretary said, “Do you want a refund or would you like to donate toward tithes?” I thought this was nervy. I told her to refund the money. What is your thought on this? — WANTS A REFUND IN BRENTWOOD, CALIF. DEAR WANTS: Just this: You were offered an option, and you chose the one you preferred. Let it go.







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AMES — An audit is questioning whether Iowa State University President Steven Leath violated policy by storing and transporting firearms in campus housing and airplanes without written approvals. A Board of Regents report says ISU has no documentation that Leath applied for and received waivers required to bring guns on school property. Leath stores firearms at the president’s mansion, the Knoll, and has brought them on university planes to hunt during fundraising trips.


Officials ID body of man found dead in park WEVER — Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in an eastern Iowa park. The body of 47-year-old James Merlin Nelson was found Saturday in Indian Path Park in north Lee County. Lee County Sheriff ’s deputies found Nelson dead after being called to the scene. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said Monday that an autopsy has been ordered.

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DES MOINES — A mother and daughter whose neglect led to a child in their care being injured have been sentenced to two years’ probation. Cindy Hold and Amanda Holt will not be allowed to operate a child care center, nor be allowed to have contact with children under 18 to whom they are not related. Last month, Cindy Holt pleaded guilty to child endangerment causing injury, a felony. Her daughter, Amanda, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment count.

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STORM LAKE — A northwest Iowa woman who tried to have her boyfriend claim a $250,000 lottery prize has been given probation. Court records say 21-year-old Ashley Bosler was given two years of probation at her sentencing Monday in Storm Lake. Bosler also was given a deferred judgment, which means the conviction will be removed from her record if she successfully completes probation. She’d pleaded guilty to theft of a lottery ticket or share.


Man gets probation for texting and driving FORT DODGE — A central Iowa man has been sentenced to probation for texting when his pickup truck collided with a car, killing two people. Twenty-one-year-old Colten Bills, of Dayton, was sentenced Monday in Fort Dodge. He was convicted last month of two counts of vehicular homicide in the May 2015 crash deaths of 56-year-old David Castenson, of Harcourt, and his 85-year-old mother, Velma Castenson, of Dayton. —The Associated Press

Oil pipeline battle continues BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The disputed four-state Dakota Access pipeline could be moving oil in as little as a month, though opponents are promising to continue fighting the project. Here’s a look at recent developments, and what’s to come: THE CONSTRUCTION Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners on Feb. 8 received approval from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota — the last remaining section of the 1,200-mile pipeline that would move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois. Drilling work at Lake Oahe began immediately. The development was prompted by pro-energy President Donald Trump, who

pushed the Army to advance construction. ETP spokeswoman Vicki Granado initially said the pipeline would be operational within three months. However, company lawyer David Debold on Monday suggested it could be ready for oil in as little as 30 days. Granado credited the efficiency of the company’s equipment and crews, but didn’t elaborate. THE COURTS The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux say the $3.8 billion pipeline threatens their drinking water, cultural sites and ability to practice their religion, which depends on pure water. They asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to temporarily halt construction at Lake Oahe until their

legal challenges are resolved. Boasberg on Monday refused, though he scheduled a Feb. 27 hearing on a request by Cheyenne River to force the Army to withdraw its permission for the lake crossing. Standing Rock filed its own motion Tuesday asking that the permission be revoked. The Oglala and Yankton Sioux tribes in South Dakota have filed similar legal challenges, the Yankton tribe in September and the Oglala Sioux on Saturday. In a separate lawsuit, pipeline opponents suing police for allegedly using excessive force are appealing a federal judge’s recent ruling allowing authorities to continue using tactics such as tear gas and rubber bullets for crowd dispersal.

Melania Trump: White House public tours to resume March 7 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley can tell his wife that White House public tours are resuming on March 7. The tours had been temporarily suspended, which is typical when there’s a new president. But the length of the suspension apparently had begun to Grassley cause angst, notably in Grassley’s household. The Iowa Republican tweeted this past Sunday: “Whoever monitors twitter at WH for businessman president Trump ‘when is WH going to be opened for public tours?’ Mrs G wants to know” First lady Melania Trump gave Grassley and everyone else who’d been wondering an answer Tuesday when she announced that the popular tours are resuming early next month. “I am excited to reopen the White House to the hundreds of

Newton man collides with semi, charged with drunk driving By Kayla Langmaid Newton Daily News A Newton man is charged with drunken driving after he collided with a semi truck Sunday evening. Ryan D. Howell, 28, of Newton, was charged with operating while under the influence, following too close and driving without insurance at 8:20 p.m. after police were called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Highway 14 and First Avenue West. Dispatch told police a vehicle had collided with a semi trailer. Howell’s truck was on its top in the grass with front end damage. Howell had been driving northbound on Highway 14 Howell and stopped at a stop sign when he didn’t see the semi in time, and he attempted to swerve to the east of the truck, striking the rear passenger side of the trailer. Howell and the driver of the semi were uninjured. A witness told police they saw someone crawl from the vehicle and reportedly ask “I’ve been drinking, should I run?” The witness told Howell no, and they called 911. Howell failed a sobriety test and his breath test showed a result of .183. Howell told police he’d been drinking earlier that night. Howell also told police he had insurance but was unable to show it. He was arrested and taken to the Jasper County Jail. Contact Kayla Langmaid at 641-792-3121 ext. 6513 or

Walker, Iowa Republicans talk before union vote AP Photo In this photo taken Feb. 2, the White House in Washington as seen from the South Lawn. Public White House tours that had been temporarily suspended, which is typical when there’s a new president will resume on March 7.

thousands of visitors who come each year,” she said in a written statement. “The White House is a remarkable and historic site and we are excited to share its beauty and history. I am committed to the restoration and preservation of our nation’s most recognizable landmark.” Tours of public areas of the White House are self-guided. Requests for a ticket must be submitted through a member of Congress.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he spoke with Republicans in neighboring Iowa as they prepared to vote on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers there. Walker’s signature achievement as governor was signing a similar bill into law in Wisconsin six years ago. Walker tweeted on Monday night that he had spoken via Skype with Iowa Republicans and offered encouragement. Walker on Tuesday said he told the Iowa Republicans that “ultimately they’re going to face some of the same things we faced in terms of attention and potentially protests.” Walker says he encouraged them to look at the facts about what happened in Wisconsin and “not just the hype.”

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The Maytags will perform Saturday at the Orpheum Newton Daily News MARSHALLTOWN – The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center will feature The Maytags in concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Known as a soulful and sultry seven-piece band with great horns, jazzy overtones and amazing vocals, The Maytags are a Des Moines band on several watch lists. “With Valentine’s Day coming up, we feel confident that many will take this opportunity to spend a night on the town with their sweethearts and enjoy the romantic vibe of a band whose latest hit album, Love Lines, will evoke a gamut of emotions,” said Bob Untiedt, Or-

pheum Theater Center Director. “They’re cool, they’re jazzy, and they’ll bring their best music to an appreciative crowd at the Orpheum.” Joe Lawler, Juice Magazine, writes, “It’s clear that the band is just wildly talented, not a wild card.” VICE adds, “The Maytags’ music swings. It differs from all of Des Moines’ other retro offerings by its sheer vibrancy — there’s just warmth lining every note.” According to, “Des Moines, Iowa, is no soul music capital by any stretch of the imagination. However, that hasn’t stopped the Des Moines-based band The Maytags from adopting

the genre and making it their own. This band’s take on it is less ostentatious than many of soul’s classic records, and it has a decidedly contemporary feel.” The Maytags bring a variety of influences to their music, including time in New York — where Dustin Smith studied jazz as a drummer — and the band’s recording sessions in Tennessee. Other band members have roots in St. Louis; all studied jazz, mainly in central and northern Iowa.The Maytags are Sam Mogerman, Nick Leo, Tim Sanders, Dustin Smith, Daniel Kreipke, Ben Chappel and Andy Poppen. Tickets to the Satur-

Submitted Photo The Maytags will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theater Center in Marshalltown. Tickets are $12.50.

day concert are $12.50 each and can be purchased in advance at the Orpheum Theater Center, 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown. For more information, call the Or-

pheum at 641-844-5921 or visit the Orpheum website at Orpheum There will be limited seating, but lots of standing room. The Maytags will per-

form in the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater from 7 to 9 p.m. The Orpheum Theater Center is administered by Iowa Valley Community College District.

Area students names to Scholarships available for University of Iowa honors list, in-demand manufacturing training participate in fall graduation Newton Daily News ies have shown that two-year degree Newton Daily News IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa has announced its fall semester honors lists and graduates. Local students on those lists are below. Fall 2016 Commencement Andrew Broderick, of Baxter, received a BS-human physiology degree; Jens-Kristia Hoult, of Newton, received a BA-international studies; BA-religious studies degree; Nicholas

Hughes, of Newton, received a MAT-teaching and learning degree; Macee Smith-Leavens, of Newton received a MAT-teaching and learning degree; and Emily Vesely, of Newton, received a BSN-nursingRN degree. Dean’s List Alex Flora, of Baxter, Taylor Ross, of Baxter, Olivia Ginther, of Colfax, Elissa Opfer, of Colfax, Robert Petrie, of Gilman, Lyndsay Terpstra, of Lynnville, Chase Keun-

ing, of Monroe, Alyssa Bartels, of Newton, Jesse Cochran, of Newton, Grace Coen, of Newton, Jaelyn Dougan, of Newton, Megan Sorenson, of Newton, Morgan Novak, of Prairie City, Madeline Peters, of Prairie City, Samantha Rosonke, of Prairie City, Charles Schott, of Prairie City, and Taryn Rockwell, of Sully. President’s List Alex Flora, of Baxter, Jesse Cochran, of Newton and Madeline Peters, of Prairie City.

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a nonprofit initiative spreading the word about career opportunities in manufacturing, is offering 15 $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges. One award will be made per college region. “Manufacturing firms supply more than 208,858 jobs to Iowans,” said Mike Ralston, President of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. “These well-paying careers require education and training beyond high school, but don’t require the often burdensome cost of a bachelor’s degree. Recent stud-

and technical certificate holders, especially in high-demand manufacturing occupations, can earn salaries that surpass those of four-year college graduates.” Examples of training programs to which the scholarship can apply include Welding, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining, Industrial Automation, Industrial Maintenance, Robotics, Tool and Die and Transportation and Logistics. Interested candidates should apply by completing the application found at (click on “About”). Applications are due March 31. For more information about manufacturing careers, visit

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In 1898, Howard Snyder, a rural Austin, Minnesota farm boy accepted an offer from Frederick L. Maytag to start working at the Parsons Band Cutter & Self Feeder Company in Newton, Iowa. Dr. Tom Hoover, a Newton Iowa historian, has written a book entitled How We Made The Gyrafoam: The Story of Two Midwestern Farm Boys Who Changed Washday Mondays Forever. The book follows the life of Howard Snyder, raised near Rose Creek, Minnesota, and reveals the role Frederick L. Maytag, a farm boy from Laurel, Iowa, played as his benefactor and friend. Together these two outstanding men led The Maytag Company to the top of the washing machine world in 1926.

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NHS bowling teams are substate runner-ups By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News OTTUMWA — Seniors Lizzy Coyle and Reid Miller said the Newton High bowling teams were ready to roll into Tuesday’s Class 2A substate tournament. Coyle and Miller said the Cardinal teams would use the momentum from Saturday’s Little Hawkeye Conference meet championships to boost confidence taking on tough Ottumwa. Newton had just beaten the other two teams in the substate tournament — Norwalk and Pella — at the LHC meet. Substate host Ottumwa’s bowling teams presented a challenge, coming into the postseason ranked No. 6 in Class 2A.

“The outcome of the meet is what I predicted,” Newton head coach Seth Banwell said. “We bowled our hearts out and left everything on the lanes. Both teams were runners up to the sixth-ranked team in the state. We were dealt a tough draw for our substate match.” In the boys’ division, Ottumwa took the substate title with a 3,002 pin count to Newton’s 2,843, which was the Cardinal boys’ season high score. Pella was third with 2,788 and Norwalk was fourth at 2,418. Banwell said according to the quikstatsiowa website, Ottumwa averages over 500 pins Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News higher than the Newton boys. Shaiden Simmons, a Newton High junior, bowls in Saturday’s Little Hawkeye Conference meet at NewBOWLING | 3B

ton’s Cardinal Lanes. On Tuesday, Simmons rolled a team-high 442 series to lead the Cardinal boys to the runner-up spot in a Class 2A state qualifying meet at Ottumwa.

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Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton High freshman Gage Linahon is all smiles after finding out Monday afternoon he will be competing in the 220-pound division at this week’s Iowa Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. He took third at the district meet, but the second-place wrestler withdrew from the state tournament allowing Linahon to have the slot.

NHS freshman ready for taste of 3A state action By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News Whether his stay is for two matches, three matches or all the way to the podium, Newton High freshman Gage Linahon is going to have fun at his first state wrestling tournament. “I have nothing to lose. I’m going to have fun and take it all in,” Linahon said a day after finding out he would be competing in the 2017 Iowa Class 3A State Wrestling Tournament. Linahon and the rest of the

NHS Cardinal wrestling team and coaches walked out of the gymnasium at Waukee Saturday knowing no Cardinal had qualified for the state tournament. Linahon had finished third after Dowling Catholic senior Jacob Zachary pinned him in 56 seconds of the wrestleback second-place match at 220 of the Class 3A District 7 tournament. Cardinal head coach Andy Swedenhjelm said the Iowa State High School Athletic Association STATE | 3B

Troy Hyde/Daily News Prairie City-Monroe senior Xavier Miller, left, and sophomores Lucas Roland, center, and Jarron Trausch clinched a berth into the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships Saturday after claiming district titles in Knoxville. All three wrestlers are back at state for the second straight year.

Mustang wrestling trio has medals on their minds By Troy Hyde Newton Daily News MONROE — There’s only one way to make this weekend a success for the Prairie City-Monroe trio who will be wrestling at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships. “We want to bring three guys down and come back with three medals,” PCM coach Cory Waddell said. “I woud say anything other than that is not a successful week as a group. I definite-

ly think we are top eight in every weight class we are going in at.” The Predicament’s rankings all season is proof PCM senior Xavier Miller and sophomore Lucas Roland should compete for a medal. Miller goes into the state meet ranked third at 145 pounds, and Roland is fifth at 160. The third qualifier, sophomore Jarron Trausch, spent the early portion of the season ranked in the top

10 but has since fallen out. Still, he’s only lost five times and three of those came against state qualifiers. “Jarron is much better as an underdog,” Waddell said. “He would rather have the target be on the other guy’s back.” Miller got the best draw among the Mustangs. He takes a 35-match win streak into the state meet and will face No. 7 Tate Battani of Ballard in the first round. MUSTANGS | 2B

Hawk girls runaway from Bears in 1A playoffs By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News SULLY — Familiar foes out of the South Iowa Cedar League conference stepped onto the court at Lynnville-Sully High School Tuesday night. The 1A 15th-ranked Lynnville-Sully girls hosted the English Valleys Bears in a 1A Region 5 quarterfinal. Although the Hawks had trouble getting shots to fall in the opening two minutes, they stayed in control of the contest with their defense. English Valleys’ Audrey Grove had the first basket of the game at the 6:55 mark, but never led again as the Hawks powered to a 4818 win. Senior Brenna Lanser tied the game at 2-all on a basket. A putback by sophomore Carson Fisk at the 4:49 mark following a steal by junior Camryn Russell had Lynnville-Sully in front for good. Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News It was 9-2 when the Bears’ Putting the pressure on is Lynnville-Sully’s Hailey Scandridge, right, as she defends English Valleys’ MadMadison Trimpe scored. Lynison Trimpe (51) in the first half of Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 5 quarterfinal in Sully.

nville-Sully held an 11-4 lead after one quarter. The Hawks used a 13-0 run to put space between themselves and the Bears in the second quarter. A 3-pointer by junior Jataya Meyer followed by a basket by Lanser pushed Lynnville-Sully to a 24-4 lead a the 3:07 mark of the second period. When junior Mariah Vos downed two free throws with 16 seconds left before halftime, the Hawks went into the break up 30-8. “I thought our defense was pretty good. We did a good job of communicating on screens and rebounding the ball,” Lynnville-Sully head coach Jerry Hulsing said. “Overall, it was a good night. I thought the girls played well.” With the victory, the Hawks (20-2) hosts Wayne, which edged out Morman Trail 4744 Tuesday, in a 7 p.m. regional semifinal game Friday at Sully. HAWKS | 3B


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SPORTS CALENDAR Wednesday Basketball Girls Regionals Class 4A Region 3 Waterloo East at Newton, 7 p.m. Class 3A Region 8 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont at PCM, 7 p.m. Thursday Basketball Newton boys at ADM, 9th 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m. Boys Districts Class 1A District 11 At Sully Colfax-Mingo vs. BGM, 6:30 p.m. Sigourney vs. Lynnville-Sully, 8 p.m. Class 2A District 11 At Des Moines Christian PCM vs. East Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Wrestling Newton, PCM at 3A, 2A State tournament, Des Moines Friday Wrestling Newton, PCM at 3A, 2A State tournament, Des Moines Basketball Girls Regionals Class 1A Region 5 Wayne at Lynnville-Sully, 7 p.m. Saturday Wrestling Newton, PCM at 3A, 2A State tournament, Des Moines | Wednesday | Feb. 15, 2017

Baranczyk returns Hawkeyes hire NDSU coordinator to coach OL home, turns Drake into a winner

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa has hired North Dakota State offensive coordinator Tim Polasek as its line coach and Kelton Copeland as its wide receivers coach. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced the additions to his staff on Tuesday. Polasek had spent the past three seasons at North Dakota State, an FCS powerhouse that beat Iowa in Iowa City in 2016. Copeland had been with Northern Illinois the past four years, coaching the wide receivers. He spent the previous two seasons at South Dakota. Polasek replaces Brian Ferentz, who was promoted to offensive coordinator last month. Copeland will take over for Bobby Kennedy, who left the program after the receiving corps struggled mightily last season.

Mustangs Continued from Page 1B Miller’s teammate, sophomore Wes Cummings, defeated Battani by major decision earlier this season at the Ankeny Centennial dual tournament. “(Wes and I) have completely different styles, but I think I will be able to handle him,” Miller said when asked if he can use the Cummings’ win to his advantage. “I just have to go out there and do my thing and wrestle my match.” Miller (45-2) has not lost since Dec. 10. The most positive news in regards to his draw is two-time champion Ryan Leisure (35-0) of Clear Lake is on the other side of the bracket and would not face Miller until the finals, if both guys get there. Leisure is ranked No. 1, is the overwhelming favorite in the weight class and will wrestle for Iowa State in college. “He’s excited and ready to go. He’s working hard. We just need to get it going,” Waddell said. “We know a lot about (Battani). (Cummings) beat him by a major decision. If we wrestle our match, we should be fine.” Fifth-ranked Roland (32-2) also drew a ranked opponent in the opening round. He will face No. 7 Kolton Bartow of Dubuque Wahlert. Bartow (27-10) helped eliminate, along with No. 3 Julien Broderson of Davenport Assumption, No. 1 ranked Luke Hageman of Dyersville Beckman. “I do like my draw. I have a solid kid right off the bat. He beat the No. 1 ranked wrestler so he’s has my attention,” said Roland, whose only two losses this year are to wrestlers who also advanced to the state meet. “That would be a solid win to start the tournament if I can pull it off.” Waddell said the key in Roland’s first match is beating Bartow on his feet. “That’s our bread and butter,” Waddell said. “He wants to wrestle us on our feet, but we want to do that, too.” Trausch will see a familiar face across the mat in his opening bout at 170. Trausch faces Solon’s Mike Hoyle (37-16). Hoyle defeated Trausch 11-6 in a match on Dec. 22. “That was a long time ago,” Waddell said. “He was coming

Troy Hyde/Daily News Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz made two new hires Tuesday, naming North Dakota State Offensive Coordinator Tim Polasek offensive line coach and Northern Illinois assistant coach Kelton Copeland as wide receivers coach.

off another tournament that he underperformed in. I fully believe this match will go differently. “He threw himself to his back twice. That’s 10 points. Take those away and he wins 6-1. He out-wrestled the kid for the most part.” A win over Battani (31-10) in the first round pushes Miller into the quarterfinals against an unranked opponent. The two potential opponents in Miller’s second match are Mount Vernon’s Paul Ryan (359) and Carroll Kuemper’s Tim Sibbel (43-8). Sibbel went 0-2 at 138 last year at state. Miller also has No. 8 Austin Hazelett of Washington and No. 9 Carter Block of Oelwein on his side of the bracket. Hazelett went 0-2 at 138 last year and lost to Roland 11-4 in a first-round consolation match. Miller’s two losses this season came to Creston/Orient-Macksburg’s Mitchel Swank, who he split with this season, and 3A No. 5 Drew Sams of Oskaloosa. Swank, ranked fourth in 2A, and Sams are both in the state tournament field in their respective classes. Smith went 1-2 at 145 last year and lost to Miller in overtime. Sams finished seventh at 132 in 3A last season. “The only way for this tournament to be successful for me is to win it,” Miller said. “I have to win. I have to believe I can do it, and just wrestle.” Miller, the school’s all-time leader in career wins, went 1-2 at the state tournament last year. “I don’t want to feel this year like I felt last year,” Miller said. “Losing at state last year was one of the worst feelings I have ever felt.” A win against Bartow would push Roland into the quarterfinals potentially against No. 8 Thomas Bentley of Red Oak. Bentley (42-8) faces unranked Zach Williams (35-23) of Osage in his opening match. Second-ranked Ryan Gorman of New Hampton and sixthranked Tristin Westphal-Edwards also are on Roland’s side of the bracket. Gorman (52-3) and Westphal-Edwards (39-5) face off in Round 1. Gorman was 1-2 last year at 152, while Westphal-Edwards finished 0-2 at 160. “I definitely want to be in the finals. I have been thinking about

that all offseason and it started after last season really,” Roland said. “I want to be in the finals, and I want to be on TV. That’s all I am thinking about right now. You have to take it one match at a time.” Roland is the only Mustang who returned home with a medal last year, placing seventh at 138 pounds. His only two losses this season came against Interstate 35’s Mason Woosley and South Hamilton’s Luke Peters, and both of those wrestlers qualified for the state tourney. Trausch (43-5) was the only Mustang who did not win a match at the state tournament last year, but he was underweight at 170 pounds. This year, he’s much closer to 170 and stronger in every aspect of the sport. “I think I should feed off the fact that I didn’t win a match last year,” Trausch said. “I felt happy to just make it, and I thought that was a great feeling. Then I lost twice and realized that it wasn’t good enough. And that feeling of losing both matches down there was not a good one.” If Trausch can avenge his loss to Hoyle in the opening round, he’ll face either No. 10 Noah Glaser (50-8) of New Hampton or Tyler Zieman (35-10) of Cherokee. “I know how he wrestles, and I think I can beat him,” Trausch said of his first-round opponent. “I wrestled terrible in that first match. That might have been my worst match of the season.” The only other ranked wrestler on his side of the bracket is No. 1 Brock Jennings (52-2) of Osage. Jennings was fourth at 152 last season. Three of Trausch’s five losses came before Christmas. Three of his losses came against opponents who qualified for the state tournament in Ottumwa’s Joey Mitchell, Hoyle and No. 3 Tucker Morris of Columbus Community. Morris beat Trausch 3-1 in overtime. He was seventh at 170 last season. “We aren’t looking ahead at all. We know the three guys we are wrestling and that’s it,” Waddell said. “We take six coaches down there for a reason. Some of these coaches’ jobs are to watch the next match and figure out who we are wrestling. Then we have Thursday night to Friday afternoon to do the scouting.” Contact Troy Hyde at 641-792-3121 ext. 6536 or

DES MOINES (AP) — In the early days of women’s college basketball, Drake was a model of mid-major success. Homegrown coach Jennie Baranczyk and the upstart Bulldogs have finally made Des Moines a hotbed for hoops again. Drake became perhaps the unlikeliest team to enter the Top 25 this season when it slipped in at No. 25 on Monday. But the Bulldogs (204, 13-0 MVC) have blossomed into a force in Baranczyk’s fifth season, rolling to the best start in Missouri Valley history. Drake has played so well that it could even make the NCAA Tournament with an at-large bid if it doesn’t win the league tournament. “Does it surprise me? No. Not necessarily. But I do think we’ve matured a lot,” Baranczyk said of Drake, which hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game in 15 years. “I knew this team was going to be special. So what we wanted to do was say ‘Let’s just enjoy this.’ Because we’ve been through a lot.” So has the program since the glory days of Bulldogs basketball, which included multiple 20-wins seasons and an Elite Eight appearance in 1982. Baranczyk followed the Bulldogs as a kid growing up just outside of Des Moines, where she starred at prep powerhouse Dowling Catholic She was recruited heavily by Drake under then-coach Lisa Bluder. But Baranczyk followed Bluder to Iowa, where she was a three-time All-Big Ten pick. Still, the idea of Drake as a nationally prominent program always stuck with Baranczyk, and that notion was reinforced when the Bulldogs reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2002 when Baranczyk was a sophomore with the Hawkeyes. “Growing up here, Drake was the best school in Iowa,” Baranczyk said. “I had that kind of vision.” Baranczyk started coaching as an assistant for two seasons at Kansas State under longtime coach Deb Patterson. She then jumped to Marquette, where she picked up another mentor in Terri Mitchell. A short stint in Colorado that began with the Buffaloes leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-12 gave Baranczyk yet another experience to draw upon once she felt she was ready to be a head coach. Her shot came in 2012 at Drake — but Baranczyk was also just two weeks away from giving birth to her first child. Undaunted, Baranczyk and her husband drove 10 hours

f r o m B ou lder to Des Moines for her interview because she couldn’t fly. BaBaranczyk r a n c z y k got the job, and in the first few weeks she landed two future standouts: forward Lizzy Wendell and guard Caitlin Ingle, who would prove instrumental in turning Drake around. “She has made me a better student of the game,” Ingle said. “She lets us play to our strengths. She doesn’t handcuff any player.” Baranczyk started with an ambitious fiveyear plan to make Drake a Valley contender. But with Wendell and Ingle still in high school, Drake struggled to an 11-20 record in her first season. The Bulldogs cracked .500 in 2013-14, and Wendell was named the league’s freshman of the year. Drake won 20 games for the first time in seven seasons in 2014-15, and Ingle joined Wendell as a first-team all-league selection. Last year, the Bulldogs recorded their first back-to-back 20-win seasons since 2002 — right around the time that the idea of Drake as a winner made such an impression on Baranczyk. “I knew that (Baranczyk’s) vision was something that fit me,” Wendell said. As it turned out, Baranczyk’s plan worked better than even she fully expected. Wendell, Ingle and the Bulldogs have pulled away from the rest of the Valley, winning their last three games by an average of over 36 points. Wendell leads the nation with 102 straight games with at least 10 points and currently leads the Valley with 21.7 points per game. Ingle is second nationally with 7.8 assists per game and freshman Becca Hittner is tops in the Valley in 3-point shooting percentage at 53.7. Coaches with Baranczyk’s resume and potential typically get poached by high-major programs — like Bluder did by Iowa in 1999 — every spring. Baranczyk said that because of her strong relationship with athletic director Sandy Hatfield-Clubb and an administration that shares her vision, she isn’t looking to leave. “This is a great, great fit,” Baranczyk said. “This is the dream school that I’ve always had (in my mind). I literally feel like I’m living my dream.”

Cards right-hander Alex Reyes has sore elbow, will have MRI JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes did not throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday because of a sore right elbow and will have an MRI. The 22-year-old right-

hander made his major league debut Aug. 9 and was 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances. His fastball averaged more than 97 mph. Reyes, a candidate for the

final spot in the starting rotation, had been feeling soreness in the days leading up to camp, St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said. According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, Reyes has a partial

tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will get a second opinion, but season-ending Tommy John surgery is likely. Reyes, a leading contender for National League Rook-

ie of the Year, was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday afternoon. Mozeliak said the Cardinals will wait until Wednesday morning before making any announcement about the next step.

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Bowling Continued from Page 1B Newton’s margin of loss to the Bulldogs on Tuesday was 159 pins. Ottumwa girls rolled up a 2,454 final score on their home lanes at Champion Bowl. Newton claimed second with a 2,180 pin count followed by Norwalk at 1,879 and Pella at 1,765. Tyler Crabit of Ottumwa was the boys’ substate individual champion with a 489 followed by Jaden Ruth of Pella at 480. Newton junior Shaiden Simmons finished third with a 442 series. Ottumwa placed five bowlers in the top 10. Ottumwa girls had six individuals place in their division’s top 10 led by Kayla Davidson with 358 as the substate champion. Newton junior Taylor Johnson and Coyle were sixth and seventh and sophomore Alicia Miller ended in a threeway tie for eighth. Johnson led the Cardinal girls with a 317 on games of 160 and 157 followed by Coyle’s 302 (146-156). Miller opened with a 120 game then rolled a team-high 175 in the second game to finish with a 295 series. Juniors Alyssa White and Kaytie Hughes finished at 269 (134-135) AND 254 (114140), respectively. Sophomore Keely Birkenholtz had a 245 (120-125). Newton’s Baker Games round scores were 129, 157, 174, 140, 143. Simmons began the tournament with a 248 game and rolled a 194 for his 442 series for Newton’s boys. Junior Re-

State Continued from Page 1B informed Newton late Monday afternoon Linahon will be competing. He said the state told them Zachary was unable to wrestle at the state tournament, but gave no reasons. According to other reports, Zachary’s head coach said the wrestler would not compete because of personal reasons. With that, Linahon filled the vacant spot in the 3A 220-pound state bracket. “It’s a crazy situation. We were a bit shocked,” Swedenhjelm said. “It’s great and Gage is a tough kid. He and I had a nice conversation Monday about going in and taking in the sights and experience then stepping on the mat to treat the matches like any other match.” Linahon, who is only a


Continued from Page 1B Sixth-ranked Marquette Catholic beat Central City, 65-28, and Belle Plaine, another SICL team, defeated Cedar Valley Christian in the other quarterfinal games Tuesday. Marquette Catholic hosts Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. Friday at Bellevue. The winners of Friday’s semifinal games advance to the 1A Region 5 championship game at 7 p.m. Monday held at Cedar Rapids Jefferson. The region champion qualifies for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Class 1A State Tournament Feb. 27-March 4 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. In Tuesday’s quarterfinal, Lynnville-Sully held English Valleys scoreless through the first four minutes of the third quarter to lead 37-8. Going into the fourth quarter, the Hawks were in front 40-12. “On offense we did a pretty good job of moving the ball most of the night and getting shots we wanted,” Hulsing said. “We just didn’t finish real strong.” Lynnville-Sully shot just 26 percent, 17-of-63, from the field. Defensively, they limited

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Cheering each other on is part of what the Newton High bowling teams do as Alicia Miller gets a high-five from Alyssa White and the rest of her teammates are ready to do the same. The Newton girls and boys finished as runners-up to Ottumwa’s squads at Tuesday’s Class 2A substate tournament in Ottumwa. The season concludes for the Cardinal bowling teams.

ece Thurmond had a 198 game to open and bowled a 217 in the second for a 415 series. Freshman Alex Frymoyer also put up a 200-pin second game to go with his 196 for a 396. Miller had a 345 (146199) for the Cardinal boys

and junior Austin Johansen had a 325 (131-194). Senior Sam Supino had a 326 (166160). Newton’s Baker Games round scores were 190, 186, 202, 183, 158. “This was a great season with many ups and downs,”

Banwell said. “The depth and strength of the bowling teams are solid in the underclassman. I’m excited to see what they can do in the years to come.” Newton’s team each had a 5-4 duals record for the 2016-17 season. The two

Cardinal squads won the Little Hawkeye Conference bowling meet for the third straight year.

third-year wrestler, said it was hard to get his mind around the fact he wasn’t then he is going to compete in the state tournament. “I thought I was done (on Saturday), but it’s a nice feeling to know I’m going to state,” Linahon said. “My parents are very excited. I’m the first one in my family to have somewhat success in wrestling.” Linahon(10-6) faces Boone senior Jacob Melton (26-5) in the opening round Thursday, which begins at 9 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The first round of consolation follows, and the 3A quarterfinals and second round of consolation matches begin at 9 a.m. Friday. A opening-round win puts Linahon in the quarterfinals against the winner of 3A third-ranked senior Zach Haggstrom (33-8) of Glenwood and Cedar Rapids

Xavier senior Alex Francois (22-16). The losing wrestlers in each opener face off in consolation. There are eight of the top 10 ranked wrestlers in 3A’s 220-pound division in the state bracket. There are eight seniors and seven juniors competing along with Linahon. Top-ranked Valley senior Rocky Lombardi (35-1) is the top seed and in the other side of the bracket from Linahon. Linahon met Lombardi in the district semifinals Saturday and was pinned by the Valley senior in 16 seconds. In Linahon’s side of the bracket are No. 6 Jordain Buckland, a Iowa City High senior, No. 2 North Scott junior Wyatt Wriedt and No. 4 Waverly-Shell Rock senior Jacob Eggleston. In the top half are No. 7 Dubuque Hempstead junior Dylan Olson, No. 10 Norwalk junior Drake

Leek and No. 5 Waterloo West senior Sam Gerst. “Coach told me he wanted me to be very focused and get in some hard work this week going into state,” Linahon said. “I started wrestling my seventh-grade year and I went 20-0 as an eighth-grader. Stepping up to the high school level had been different, but I’ve learned a lot.” Linahon has wrestled junior varsity and varsity matches this season for Newton. He said in the transition to varsity action, he just thought of the matches as any other match. Linahon said he was weighing around 215, competing in the 220 division. “I went out there and did what I do, hoping for the outcome I wanted,” Linahon said. “Wrestling is fun. All the hard work pays off in the end. What motivates me? To stand on the podium at the end of the day.”

The top eight finishers in each weight division in each class are awarded state medals. Swedenhjem said he thought Linahon matches up well with his first-round opponent — Melton of Boone. “The Boone kids is a good wrestler, but Gage goes out and works hard every match. We talk a lot as a team about in big matches, you can’t be afraid. You go out with confidence and compete hard.” The Class 3A semifinals and third-round consolation matches are in Friday’s 2:305:45 p.m. session at Wells Fargo Arena. On Saturday, the consolation semifinals and finals begin at 10 a.m. for all three classes. The championship matches for all three classes begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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English Valleys to 20 percent shooting, 8-of-40, from the field. The Hawks had a 44-38 edge in rebounding. The Hawks turned the ball over 10 times while helping to force 27 turnovers by the Bears. Lynnville-Sully scored 11 points off Bear turnovers. Lanser recorded a double-double for Lynnville-Sully with 18 points and 13 rebounds. She had three of the team’s nine steals. Fisk finished with 12 points and three steals. The Hawks converted on 12-of-19 free throw attempts. Russell handed out three assists for the Hawks. Vos and senior Jelissa Rozendaal had two assists apiece. Trimpe led the Bears with six points and Grove added four points. English Valleys was 2-of-2 at the free-throw line.

English Valleys 4-5-4-6—18 Lynnville-Sully 11-19-10-8—48 Lynnville-Sully (FG/3-pt); Lanser 7-4-2-18, Fisk 5-2-2-12, Vos 2-2-0-6, Meyer 0/1-21-5, Russell 0/1-0-1-3, Rozendaal 0-2-1-2, Scandridge 1-0-2-2, Cunningham 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 15/2-12-10-48. English Valleys: Trimpe 3-0-2-6, Grove 1-24-4, Westhoff 1-0-0-2, Ackerman 1-0-1-2, Cox 1-0-0-2, Ayers 1-0-3-2, Schneider 0-02-0, Olson 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 8-2-15-18.

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Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Making a drive down the baseline is Lynnville-Sully’s Mariah Vos (30) with an English Valleys’ defender right on her hip during Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 5 quarterfinal game in Sully. The Hawks won 48-18.

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IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IOWA (Juvenile Division) In the Interests of K. E. M. (DOB: 07/14/2005), N. V. M. (DOB: 12/21/2006), L. T. M. (DOB: 12/30/2007), H. D. M. (DOB: 01/26/2010), L. B. S. M. (DOB: 07/06/2012), Minor Children Juvenile No. JVJV003757 JVJV003758 JVJV003759 JVJV003760 JVJV003761 ORIGINAL NOTICE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: Ashley Wilson You are notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above court, a petition in the above-entitled actions, which prays the Court terminate the parental rights of the children in interest. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Jonathan D. Noble, and whose address is 114 West 3rd Street North, Newton, Iowa 50208, Iowa. You are further notified that a hearing to determine whether the parental rights of the children in interest should be terminated as alleged in the Petition pursuant to Iowa Code Section 232.116 shall be held before the Juvenile Court on the 24th day of March, 2017, at 1:30 o'clock P.M. in the Courtroom 303 of the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at (563) 589-4448. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) February 15 & 22 and March 1 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF IOWA IN AND FOR JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY A. LUKAVSKY, DECEASED PROBATE NO: ESPR036992 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL persons interested in the Estate of Mary A. Lukavsky, Deceased, who died on or about October 19, 2015. You are hereby notified that on the 20th day of January, 2017, the Last Will and Testament of Mary A. Lukavsky, deceased, bearing date of July 10, 2013, was admitted to probate in the above named Court and that Joan K. Lukavsky was appointed Executor of the Estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 30th day of January, 2017. Joan K. Lukavsky, Executor 917 S. 8th Avenue W. Newton, IA 50208-4424 Jay W. Sigafoose, ICIS PIN No: AT0007309 Attorney for the Executor Neuzil Sanderson & Sigafoose, P.C. 119 Wright Street, P.O. Box 1607 Iowa City, Iowa 52244-1607 Date of second publication: 22nd day of February, 2017 February 15 & 22 Newton Community School Board of Education Special Board Meeting Student Disciplinary Hearing E.J.H. Beard Administration Center - East Conference Room February 6, 2017 - 6:00 PM MINUTES Call to Order - President Travis Padget convened the board to order at 6:00 PM Roll Call Present: Josh Cantu, Donna Cook, Andrew Elbert, Robyn Friedman, Ann Leonard, and Travis Padget Absent: Sheri Benson Others Present: Bob Callaghan (Superintendent), Christine Dawson (Recording Secretary), Kristy Latta (Attorney), Bill Peters (NHS Principal), Dave Kalkhoff (NHS Assistant Principal), SRO Julie Britton, student, and parent Closed Session - Hearing Regarding Recommended Discipline of Student - ACTION #10083 Cook moved, Leonard seconded to go into closed session to conduct a hearing regarding recommended discipline of a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review or discuss records which are required by state and federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(a). Ayes: Cantu, Cook, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Benson Open Session - ACTION #10084 Cook moved, Leonard seconded, to return to open session to take action regarding recommended discipline of a student. Ayes: Cantu, Cook, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Benson Open Session - To Take Action Regarding Recommended Discipline of Student - ACTION #10085 moved, Leonard Elbert seconded, that the student who was the subject of the disciplinary hearing be expelled from attendance at any Newton Community School District school, school activities, and school premises for one calendar year, in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the Findings of Fact, Conclusions, and Decision of the Board. At the conclusion of the expulsion period, an application for readmission must be submitted by the student and approved by the District Administration prior to the student's return to school. Legal Counsel is directed to draft written Findings, Conclusions, and Decision consistent with the Board's deliberations, the Board President is authorized to review and execute said document, and

Open Session - To Take Action Regarding Recommended Discipline of Student - ACTION #10085 Elbert moved, Leonard seconded, that the student who was the subject of the disciplinary hearing be expelled from attendance at any Newton Community School District school, school activities, and school premises for one calendar year, in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in the Findings of Fact, Conclusions, and Decision of the Board. At the conclusion of the expulsion period, an application for readmission must be submitted by the student and approved by the District Administration prior to the student's return to school. Legal Counsel is directed to draft written Findings, Conclusions, and Decision consistent with the Board's deliberations, the Board President is authorized to review and execute said document, and the Board Secretary is directed to mail said document to the student and the student's parent. Ayes: Cantu, Cook, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Benson ADJOURN - ACTION #10086 Elbert moved, Cook seconded, to unanimously adjourn the meeting at 6:25 PM. Minutes Mailed February 15 Newton Community School Board of Education Board Work Session E. J. H. Beard Administration Center East Conference Room January 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM MINUTES Call to Order President Travis Padget convened the board to order at 5:30 PM Roll Call Present: Sheri Benson, Josh Cantu, Andrew Elbert, Robyn Friedman (5:31 PM), Ann Leonard, Travis Padget, Bob Callaghan, Gayle Isaac, Tina Ross, Laura Selover, Tom Bartello, Jolene Comer, Jim Gilbert, Todd Schuster, and Gary Sinclair (IASB/Forecast 5). Absent: Donna Cook Consent Agenda - ACTION #10081 Benson moved, Leonard seconded to approve the consent agenda. Ayes: Benson, Cantu, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Cook Learning, Leadership, and District Business Bob Callaghan, Superintendent A. Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) - Forecast 5 Gary Sinclair The board was provided with a copy of the Iowa Department of Management's Unspent Authorized Budget Report for the Newton Community School District. Gary Sinclair detailed the district's funding and shared three questions that the board should ask: (1) How much can we legally spend? (2) How much should we spend? (3) Where is the money? A time of questions and answers followed. Adjourn - ACTION #10082 Leonard moved, Friedman seconded to unanimously adjourn the meeting at 6:27 PM. Minutes Mailed February 15 Newton Community School Board of Education Regular Board Meeting E. J. H. Beard Administration Center East Conference Room January 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM MINUTES Call to Order Travis Padget convened the board to order at 6:30 PM Roll Call Present: Sheri Benson, Josh Cantu, Andrew Elbert, Robyn Friedman, Ann Leonard, Travis Padget, Bob Callaghan, Gayle Isaac, and Christine Dawson Others Present: Tom Bartello, Mark Burnett, Jolene Comer, Jen Elbert, Amy Farmer-Shannon, Chris Forsyth, Scott Garvis, Brenda Hodnett, Paula Lureman, Trisca Mick, Jen Norvell, Amy Rau, Sarah Patterson, Bill Peters, Deb Rose, Tina Ross, Todd Schuster, Laura Selover, Brandon Sharp, Lisa Sharp, Justin Jagler (Newton Daily News) and Randy Van (KCOB) Absent: Donna Cook Communications Superintendent Bob Callaghan expressed appreciation for recent donations to the district from the Newton Wellness Coalition totaling $4,500 to be used for healthy snacks for students K - 8. Bill Peters (NHS Principal) and Scott Garvis (NHS Activities Director) were present to recognize Coach Sarah Patterson for the 2016 IA NFHS Girls' Swimming Coach of the Year and Coach Brandon Sharp for the PGC Transformational Coach of the Year. Consent Agenda - ACTION #10076 Friedman moved, Elbert seconded to approve the consent agenda. Ayes: Benson, Cantu, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Cook Human Resources Update Laura Selover presented the Human Resources Update Certified Personnel - ACTION #10077 Amy Blasius - (Contract) Special Education Teacher (BMS - Consortium for Success) effective 01/24/17 Jenny Moore – (Transfer)- from Specialist (LOC) to Specialist (Behavior Interventionist) (BMSConsortium for Success)effective TBD Tara Allen - (Resignation) - Band - Color Guard (NHS) - effective 01/18/17 Krista McNew - (Resignation) Assistant Volleyball Coach (NHS) - effective end of 2016/2017 school year Mark Burnett - (Retirement) District TLC Coordinator effective 05/31/17 Elbert moved, Benson seconded to approve the Certified Personnel Human Resources Update. Ayes: Benson, Cantu, Leonard, Elbert, Friedman, Padget Absent: Cook Classified Personnel - ACTION #10078 Sophia Wicklund - (Resignation) - Crossing Guard (TJ) - effective 02/09/17 Friedman moved, Leonard the seconded to approve Human Classified Personnel Ayes: Resources Update. Benson, Cantu, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Cook Open Forum - None Superintendent's Report - Bob Callaghan, Superintendent Goal #2 Principals spoke on the topic of parent involvement at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Attendance and Enrollment Summary + Student Transiency Report Callaghan shared student attendance percentages at each campus, with the total average student attendance (PreK - 12) for the first semester at 95.55%. He reported total student enrollment as of January 6, 2017 at 3,007. Superintendent Bob Callaghan presented a student transiency report for those students who have either left the district, or entered the district since the October 1, 2016 certified enrollment count date. The report showed a net increase of 22 students. Updates on Berg Middle School Construction Document Development Callaghan shared that great progress is being made on the

Goal #2 Principals spoke on the topic of parent involvement at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Attendance and Enrollment Summary + Student Transiency Report Callaghan shared student attendance percentages at each campus, with the total average student attendance (PreK - 12) for the first semester at 95.55%. He reported total student enrollment as of January 6, 2017 at 3,007. Superintendent Bob Callaghan presented a student transiency report for those students who have either left the district, or entered the district since the October 1, 2016 certified enrollment count date. The report showed a net increase of 22 students. Updates on Berg Middle School Construction Document Development Callaghan shared that great progress is being made on the floor plans for the new middle school. Floor plan maps of the main and upper levels, along with the food service equipment plan and schedule were shared. Legislative Update Callaghan, Padget, and Benson will attend the Day on the Hill IASB Conference in Des Moines on January 24, 2017. At this time there is no word on the State Supplemental Aid (SSA). This will need to be closely monitored for impact on budget and spending authority. An IASB Iowa Guide to the 2017 87th Iowa Legislature and General Assembly 2017 Iowa Legislature Session Timetable was shared with board members in their informational packet. Learning, Leadership, and District Business Bob Callaghan, Superintendent and Gayle Isaac, Director of Business Services School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) Update on 2017 - 2018 School Calendar Laura Selover, Director of Human Resources, shared excerpts from previous SIAC minutes (January 9, 2014; January 7, 2016; January 18, 2017) giving background on calendar recommendations for prior years. Selover presented Draft #1 and Draft #2 of a 2017 - 2018 School Calendar, coming from the SIAC Committee. Discussion included start and end dates, number of student instructional hours, and teacher contract days. Selover introduced members of the DIL sub-committee who presented calendar Draft #3 and Draft #4, which had also been shared with the SIAC Committee. A main discussion topic was devoting time toward Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) student and improving The DIL draft achievement. calendars reflect early release or The SIAC late start options. Committee will continue its work on developing the 2017 - 2018 School Calendar, as the board would like to see other options. Department of Education - Iowa School Report Card Callaghan shared information from the Iowa Department of Education regarding Iowa School Report Card data, including the following ratings for 2016: Aurora Heights Elementary Berg (Commendable); (Commendable); Elementary Berg Middle School (Acceptable); Newton Senior High School (Commendable); Thomas Jefferson Elementary (HighPerforming); and Woodrow Wilson Elementary (Commendable). Callaghan has reviewed the various data components contributing to these ratings with each building principal. Business Service Report Gayle Isaac, Director of Business Services Approval of Bills - ACTION #10079 moved, Leonard Friedman seconded to approve the bills. Ayes: Benson, Cantu, Elbert, Friedman, Leonard, Padget Absent: Cook Budget Preparation Update Isaac gave an update on recent meetings with Gary Sinclair (IASB/Forecast 5) and the district's spending authority. He shared information about two upcoming meetings through IASBO on the new Aid & Levy worksheet, and an IASB Budget Certification Workshop. He reported that two Budget Committee meetings have been held, and as soon as we are advised of the State Supplemental Aid amount, the committee will be reconvened for further discussion. Upcoming Bond Sale Timeline Isaac reviewed the upcoming bond sale timeline, which is for a second installment of $10,000,000 towards construction of the new 5 - 8 middle school. February 27, 2017 - set sale date, approve electronic bidding, and approve preliminary official statement; March 13, 2017 - bids received and board asked to approve sale; March 27, 2017 - approval of final documents; April 12, 2017 closing and delivery date. New Business - Old Business Bob Callaghan, Superintendent Josh Cantu requested an update from Mark Burnett and the District Instructional Leadership Team (DILT) in April 2017. Robyn Friedman requested that a Denison Culture Committee update be placed on a future agenda. Laura Selover shared that she is in the process of working with Chris Pierson and Jim Verlengia, with a first steering committee meeting to be scheduled. Future Meeting Dates Day on the Hill - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM January 24, 2017 - (Des Moines) - Callaghan, Benson, and Padget to attend Closed Session - 6:30 PM February 6, 2017 - (E.J.H. Beard Administration Center) Board Work Session - 5:00 PM February 13, 2017 - (E.J.H. Beard Administration Center) Topic: Special Education - Tina Ross, Director of Special Programs Regular Board Meeting - 7:00 PM February 13, 2017 - (E.J.H. Beard Administration Center) Adjourn - ACTION #10080 Friedman moved, Leonard seconded to unanimously adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM. Closed Session The board went into closed session for negotiating strategy, as allowed by Iowa Code 20.17 (3). Minutes Mailed February 15


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The City Council will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Budget at on



City of Newton Council Chambers

6:00 pm

The Budget Estimate Summary of proposed receipts and expenditures is shown below. Copies of the the detailed proposed Budget may be obtained or viewed at the offices of the Mayor, City Clerk, and at the Library. The estimated Total tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on regular property . . 17.14000 The estimated tax levy rate per $1000 valuation on Agricultural land is . . . . 3.00375 At the public hearing, any resident or taxpayer may present objections to, or arguments in favor of, any part of the proposed budget. 641-792-2787

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City Clerk/Finance Officer's NAME

Budget FY 2018 (a) Revenues & Other Financing Sources Taxes Levied on Property Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year Net Current Property Taxes

Re-est. FY 2017 (b)

Actual FY 2016 (c)

1 2 3

7,522,716 0 7,522,716

7,374,185 0 7,374,185

7,047,460 0 7,047,460

Delinquent Property Taxes TIF Revenues Other City Taxes Licenses & Permits Use of Money and Property Intergovernmental Charges for Services Special Assessments Miscellaneous Other Financing Sources Transfers In Total Revenues and Other Sources

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

0 2,022,438 2,056,976 320,050 150,815 3,821,935 9,812,074 20,000 619,907 5,560,100 3,730,487 35,637,498

0 1,869,561 1,948,645 316,250 159,575 3,072,651 9,710,493 37,000 672,743 84,975 3,645,909 28,891,987

0 2,508,520 1,874,547 339,563 186,704 3,630,524 10,360,960 25,461 1,020,306 59,304 4,142,891 31,196,240

Expenditures & Other Financing Uses Public Safety Public Works Health and Social Services Culture and Recreation Community and Economic Development General Government Debt Service Capital Projects Total Government Activities Expenditures Business Type / Enterprises Total ALL Expenditures

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

7,115,784 4,158,320 0 2,267,517 1,652,975 1,319,615 3,259,358 6,680,000 26,453,569 7,887,779 34,341,348

6,592,868 3,228,268 0 2,083,292 2,565,487 1,332,385 3,241,980 3,361,500 22,405,780 7,231,050 29,636,830

6,573,414 3,331,047 0 2,103,714 1,974,729 1,214,458 3,033,808 4,681,791 22,912,961 8,095,636 31,008,597

Transfers Out Total Expenditures/Transfers Out

27 28

3,730,487 38,071,835

3,645,909 33,282,739

4,142,891 35,151,488

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JELD-WEN is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. To ensure the safety and health of our employees, JELD-WEN maintains a drug-free work environment.

Apply on the City of Newton website at SM-NE8143270-0217




Garden Gate Landscaping is looking for responsible people to be in leadership roles. Requirements would be; a valid drivers license and the ability to obtain a class A cdl or already possess one, equipment experience such as skid loader etc. landscaping knowledge and experience would be nice but not a necessity, must be able to do physical work as well.

Please fax or email resume to 641-791-5358 or or call 641-791-9062 with questions. SM-NE8143283-0223

110 N 5th Ave W

QHC Mitchellville, LLC is recruiting full-time Certified Nursing Aides for all shifts.

Newton, IA 50208

We are excited to announce new CNA wages! New starting wage is $13.00 hours with sliding scale for years of experience and we offer a sign on bonus.

We are currently accepting applications for employees who enjoy interacting and caring for seniors in a Christian based environment

As a Certified Nursing Aide in our facility, you may be eligible for the following benefits: • Pay based on years of C.N.A. experience • Sign On Bonus • PTO available after 90 days of employment • 2 Uniforms provided per year full time and part time staff • Health Insurance for full time staff- Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance

QHC Mitchellville, LLC is committed to "Making a difference in every life we touch and always striving for excellence in Care and Integrity." *All applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and physical.

CNA - Part time Dietary Aide - Part time 4pm-7pm Housekeeper-PT day shift and every other Saturday. Consider joining a great team as we continue our mission of commitment to compassion, excellence and innovation! We offer a competitive wage and complete benefit package. Apply online or send resume to:

If you are looking for an exciting career that allows you to enhance the lives of others and be part of a winning team, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions and discover what sets QHC Mitchellville, LLC apart from the rest.


Newton Village Health Care Center 110 N. 5th Ave W., Newton, IA 50208

Please contact Cyndi Gentz, Administrator, or call (515) 967-3726 or apply in person at: 114 Carter Street SW, Mitchellville, lA 50169.

Elim Care is an EEO/AA Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status *Drug Free Workplace




Bridal Fair

Sun, Feb. 26, 2017 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

DMACC Newton Conference Center



DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15TH! Call 641-792-3121 ext 6540

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