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NCEA’s initial proposal starts negotiations with NCSD By Justin Jagler Newton Daily News The Newton Community Education Association presented its initial bargaining position to the Newton Community School District at a public meeting Wednesday afternoon. Newton High School teacher Alison Grier represented NCEA and laid out the teacher union’s initial proposals at the EJH Beard Administration Center. There were not many empty chairs in the board room, as teachers showed up to support the proposals. “We understand how trying these times are, both in the state and in the district,” Grier said. “Keeping that in mind, we want to get a fair and quick settlement. Newton Schools is now the largest

employer in Newton, so every decision that the district makes has an impact, not only on the schools, but also on the community as a whole.” NCEA highlighted four proposals for the 2017-2018 school year. Unlike in past years, the teacher’s union did not negotiate for an across-the-board wage increase. Instead NCEA proposed altering seniority, which would provide raises for some but not all teachers. “We propose to age the scale, which is to move the seniority up, understanding that over 50 percent of our teachers are at the end of a seniority lane,” Grier said. “So aging the scale will not affect them at all.” In addition, NCEA proposed adding $200 to teachers’ base salary to cover increased insurance costs.

Grier said this was just a starting point because there are currently no exact figures for insurance costs. Regarding severance, the teacher’s union proposed the district pay health insurance premiums for eight years following retirement or until the retired employee reaches Medicare age, whichever comes first. Under this proposal, the district would be responsible for the premium rate at the time of retirement. Any increase to insurance premium after retirement would be the responsibility of the retiree. “Our proposal is something that would be easier to budget for because once you know how many people are going to retire, the cost would remain the same year after year,” Grier said. NEGOTIATIONS | 3A

In the continued effort to address uncontrolled intersections in Newton, 15 new intersections in northeast Newton will have traffic signs. The Traffic Safety Committee recommended and city council expedited the process by waiving the third reading and adopting the ordinance change. The section under review included an area bound on the west by First Street North, on the east and north by city limits and on the south by First Avenue East. Following a citizen request for a four-way stop near East Fourth Street North and North Fourth Avenue East, the committee started to look at the area. Both streets are considered collector streets and currently there are two-way stops where eastbound and westbound traffic stop. “Staff obtained traffic counts for the East Fourth Street North intersections from First Avenue East to North Fourth Avenue East,” interim city administrator Jarrod Wellik said. “The traffic counts reveal that 2,850 to 4,230 vehicles per daily travel on East Fourth Street North. The east-west traffic ranges from 760 vehicles per day on South Second Avenue East to 2,500 vehicles per day on North Fourth Avenue East.” T h e four-way stop in place at North Third Avenue East was the result of the avenue being a busier street used by employees working at the former Maytag Corporation. Current traffic counts showed approximately 2,500 vehicles per day on North SIGNS | 3A

Online shelter rental now available at Newton parks By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News Online rental is now available for all shelters at Newton parks. Newton Parks Administrator Nathan Unsworth said the system is up and running

but has a few details to share about the process. “To get to the online shelter reservation site you need to go to the city’s home site and it is under the “I want to” tab, then just reserve a park shelter,” Unsworth said. “If they are inter-

ested in booking a shelter, they need to remember we have the early time spots and the evening time spots and they operate off of several calendars. If they would like the whole day, they would have to serve both times for that shelter.”

Unsworth said to be sure and check that both time slots are available if a group is looking to book both time spots. Shelters must be reserved 72 hours ahead of the rental and payment is due at the time of reservation. The early

and late time spots are from 9 .m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4 to 10:30 p.m. The half an hour break is to help clear out the area before the second group comes in. SHELTER | 3A

Blood donors needed during winter months January is national Blood Donor month By Kayla Langmaid Newton Daily News For some people with unique medical conditions or who are in emergency circumstances, blood transfusions can mean life or death. National Blood Donor month is recognized each January, and the need for donors is on the rise during winter months. Although Jasper County doesn’t house a

blood bank, LifeServe, an organization in Des Moines, comes to the county once a month to hold blood drives. Sonja Ranck, chief clinical officer at Skiff Medical Center, said Skiff receives donations when they are needed from LifeServe’s blood bank in Des Moines. “One of those reasons is so the blood doesn’t expire,” Ranck said. “By restricting it to a certain area, we could lose it.”

Ranck said the blood bank does a great job preserving the blood and then distributing it to those in need throughout Iowa. When LifeServe comes to Jasper County once a month, blood drives are usually done at DMACC, Dairy Queen and Culver’s. “You have an awesome donor base in your community and in Jasper County all together,” Diane Davis, a LifeServe representative said. Despite will-

ful donors, Davis said the month of January is a struggle to get donations and that is one of the reasons January is picked as blood donor month. The reason for the shortage is due to a higher amount of surgeries and donor cancellations tend to go up. The cancellations as of late a r e


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Kura: A smarter start to your smoothie As a new year begins, many people find themselves searching for convenient ways to lead a healthier lifestyle. Smoothies are a go-to option, as they are easily prepared and stored. But are they a healthy option? It depends. Smoothies can become a sugar trap if they only contain fruit and offer little protein or fiber. Without proper nutrient distribution smoothies may cause blood sugar to spike or leave you hungry an hour later. Enter Kura Smoothie Powder, the smarter way to start your smoothie. Kura takes the work out of building the perfect smoothie. Kura Smoothie Starters offer a unique combination of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, vitamins and minerals and can be included in the smoothie recipe of your choice. Kura contains 14 grams of whey protein. Studies show whey protein is absorbed more quickly than other types of protein, making it ideal for post-workout consumption . Another nutrition bonus added in are omega-3 fatty acids, which may help balance inflammation and support brain health. Kura also contains probiotics, which can be a bonus during cold and flu season, as they may help improve immunity. Lastly, Kura boasts 26 vitamins and minerals to support overall health. Kura makes building the perfect smoothie as easy as one, two, three. 1) Start by pouring your beverage of choice into a blender. 2) Add

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a scoop of your favorite Kura Smoothie Powder. 3) Throw in your favorite fruits and vegetables and blend. Use frozen fruits and vegetables for a thicker consistency or add some ripe avocado for a creamier texture. Always rushing out the door in the morning? Take time on the weekend to portion out your Kura Smoothie Powder and other smoothie ingredients into plastic bags, then store them in the freezer. In the morning simply pour

your beverage into the blender and toss in the contents of one of the plastic bags. Beyond their impressive nutrition profile, Kura Smoothie Powders are versatile. As already mentioned, they can be a quick and healthy breakfast. They can also be an easy lunch; prepare your smoothie in the morning and refrigerate until you’re ready to drink it. Kura can even be mixed alone with milk or water and consumed as a snack.

Newton Wellness Talks: Make 2017 the year to quit As 2016 makes way for 2017, Iowans are in the midst of New Year’s resolutions; quitting smoking being at the top of some lists. Nicotine is extremely addictive. Quitting smoking, especially without help, can be very difficult. It is crucial individuals are aware of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cessation aids available, which can be helpful pieces of the quitting journey. Currently, there are seven FDA approved cessation aids. These include the nicotine patch, nicotine lozenge, nicotine gum, nicotine inhaler, nicotine nasal

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spray, buproprion SR, and Varenicline. Nicotine replacement products are meant to assist individuals in the quitting process by relieving withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Electronic smoking devices (ESD) are not FDA approved cessation aids. In fact, studies show that over 75 percent of ESD users also smoked cigarettes. ESD is an umbrella term for a variety of products, including electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, vape pens, mods, tanks, and personal vaporizers. ESD are battery-operated devices that simulate smoking and contain cartridges typically filled with nicotine, flavorings, propylene gly-

col, and other substances. The misconception with these products is that they produce a “harmless water vapor”. ESD use a heating element to heat the e-liquid cartridge, releasing a chemical- filled aerosol. These emissions are not safe for users and non-users to inhale. Individuals should explore FDA approved medications to quit smoking. These medications combined with individual, group or phone cessation counseling are the most effective way to quit. Quitting can be an overwhelming process, but individuals do not have to do it alone - Quitline Iowa can


help. Quitline Iowa is a FREE tobacco cessation resource available to Iowans 13 years and older. They provide phone coaching and eCoaching, help participants form a Quit Plan, and help pick the best quit aid for you. Participants may be eligible to receive free nicotine replacement therapies. Visit or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for more information. Help you or someone you know take the steps this year to become a non-smoker. For additional information on the resources available, please contact the American Lung Association in Iowa at 515309-9507.

Cycle Monday, Wednesday — 6:50 to 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday — 6:20 to 6:50 p.m. Saturday 7:05 to 7:50 a.m. & 7:55 to 8:40 a.m. This class is a great cardiovascular workout. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints and many other challenging drills and rides. Core and More Mondays, Noon to 12:45 p.m. It’s time to strengthen your core. Look and feel stronger as we combine exercises that tighten and tone your mid-section. Exercises will be performed standing, seated and lying on a mat to challenge you even further. Line Dancing Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. You never need a partner for our line dancing class, but feel free to bring along your friends to enjoy the music and atmosphere. Not only will you look good dancing, but you are also exercising. Step and Sculpt Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Segments of step aerobics and weight training to increase your heart rate and tone muscles. Weight training is done with hand weights and tubing. Abdominal exercise and stretching is also included. Pesas y Cardio Circuito (en Espanola y English) Thursday — 9 to 9:45 a.m. Enjoy a training regimen that focuses on strengthening your entire body throughout the workout. Circuit helps keep your heart rate up while toning your body. This class is great for those getting started in strength training or someone wanting to up their workout regimen. Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays, Noon to 12:45 p.m. Experience the mind/body connection through a series of postures, creating a continuous flow, accompanied by deep breathing. Yoga focuses on internal strength, postural integration and radiant health. Power Yoga 30 Mondays and Wednesdays 7:25 to 7:55 p.m. This short but highly effective class connects your mind and body through a series of postures, creating a continuous flow, accompanied by deep breathing. Enjoy increased flexibility, physical and internal strength in just 30 minutes.


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Fourth Avenue East compared to 1,780 vehicles per day on North Third Avenue East. Following the review, the committee recommended and council approved the intersection at North Fourth Avenue East and East Fourth Street North change to a four-way stop while North Third Avenue East and East Fourth Street North go to a two-way stop where eastbound and westbound traffic stop. The committee found the traffic will flow better on the collector streets where stop conditions are spaced several blocks apart. Additional traffic sign locations include: • Replacing yield signs with stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on East Fifth Street North at North Second Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for southbound traffic on East Sixth Street North at North Fourth Avenue East. • Adding stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on East Sixth Street North at North Ninth Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for northbound traffic on East Sixth Street North at North 11th Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for northbound traffic on East Seventh Street North at North 11th Avenue East. • Adding stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on East Ninth Street North at North Ninth Avenue East. • Adding stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on East Ninth Street North at North 10th Avenue East. • Adding stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic on East 10th Street North at North Ninth Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for northbound and southbound traffic on East 10th Street North at North 10th Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for southbound traffic on East Fifth Street North at North Sixth Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for southbound traffic on East Seventh Street Place North at North Second Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for traffic on East Seventh Street Place North at East 18th Street North. • Adding a stop sign for southbound traffic on East First Street North at North Second Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for southbound traffic on East Fourth Street North at North Second Avenue East. • Adding a stop sign for northbound traffic on East Fifth Street North at North Sixth Avenue East.

Also among the proposals were a minor tweak to the hours in the work week and a change to how teachers are compensated for substituting. Under the substitute incentive proposal, teachers who have their classes canceled to cover for an absent teacher would get reimbursed for substituting.

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After NCEA’s presentation, Superintendent of Schools Bob Callaghan requested about a week to look over the proposals and set up a date for a second public meeting. Callaghan said the school district needed time to look at the “ramifications of these issues.” He also said he would prefer the second meeting happen sooner rather than later. Grier said that although neither teachers nor the school district

are happy with every aspect of the current agreement, it has worked well for both sides. “The heart of the school is the teachers and the educators,” she said. “We need to look at the agreement that we have and keep the pieces that are most important to the educators.” Contact Justin Jagler at 641-792-3121 ext 6532 or

Shelter Continued from Page 1A An online log in must be created to use the reservation system. Once the reservation is complete, the user should receive a confirmation email detailing the reservation and payment information. If it is less than 72 hours prior to the reservations, citizens can call the park office for availability. To reserve Maytag Pool for a party, the parks office must still be contacted as that service is not online yet. “Once we get into May, June, July and August, the busier shelters will pretty much be booked every weekend, so it is good to

Donors Continued from Page 1A fear of needles or because it isn’t convenient for them. “I wish there was a way to calm that fear and if people find out it’s just a pinch, many times they will come back,” Davis said. In regards to convenience, Davis said there are multiple blood drives each month, and they can be found online when putting in a zip code. LifeServe aims to col-

Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News Renting shelters in Newton’s many parks just become a little easier with online shelter rental available on the city’s website.

start thinking about that now,” Unsworth said. “We normally have at least something open, it just depends on the size of the event

people are holding.” Online reservations are available from April through October. For more information or any questions, contact

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lect 3,000 pints a week which is distributed to 124 hospitals. “That keeps us fairly busy and then people are deferred for various reasons,” Davis said. Generally the blood type that is most needed is o-negative. “Only seven percent of the population has that blood type and its transfused at a 10 percent rate or higher,” Davis said. “All individuals can receive o-negative when they are rushed to the hospital.” In 2016, 626 peo-

ple registered for blood drives in Newton with LifeServe. “We collected 506 pints from those people,” Davis said. As a result, Newton donors helped the lives of 1,518 people in 2016. “And that’s pretty impressive,” Davis said. “It’s very high, and I don’t think we have too many other locations with dedicated blood donors like Jasper County does.” To be eligible to donate blood, donors under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature.

Donors must be at least 120 pounds, be in good health, have eaten within the last few hours before donating and must be well hydrated by drinking water or juice. The next Newton community blood drive is at 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the DMACC Newton Conference Center on the second floor. A schedule of blood drives can be found at

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2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship Junior Duck Stamp 2016 contest winners application available Newton Daily News DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at Any graduates of an Iowa high school who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2017-2018 school year are eligible to apply. Awards are based on financial need, an original essay, academic achievement and written recommendations. Robert D. Blue Scholarship applications are only accepted online through May 10 at The winners will be announced during the summer. Those who would like more information on the Robert D. Blue Scholarship should visit the website or call the treasurer’s office at 515-281-7003.

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The 2016 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners will be on display in the Children’s Department during January at the Newton Public Library. Visit the library to see some amazing artwork from students in grades K-12 from throughout Iowa. Also included in the exhibit this year are 16 winners from the Ukraine. This project, known as the Iowa USA/Vinogradovsky District Ukraine Student Art Exchange Project, made its debut in 1999. After a break of several

years, the project is up and running again. Marvin Campbell, a resident of Newton, Iowa, is the chairperson for the Iowa/Cherkasy Sister States program OPEN – Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors. As part of this cultural exchange, the 2015 Iowa winners are on display in the Ukraine, while the Ukrainian contest winners travel Iowa with the Iowa winners. The Junior Duck Stamp Contest is modeled after the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, commonly known as the “Duck Stamp”. The

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n the age of President-elect Donald Trump, you never know what you’re going to read when logging in to your Facebook news feed or opening the newspaper. Some of the surprise is by design. The president-elect built his campaign and the current transition on unpredictability and suspense, and Trump touts this as an asset. But investigative efforts and reporters working their sources can produce key pieces of information that affect public opinion of our elected leaders and move the direction of policy. But when BuzzFeed published a portion of classified documents Tuesday night with unverified allegations about the president-elect’s ties to and activities in Russia, my radar went off. My initial reaction to the details of the compromising information was the same as many — shock, disgust and

how it would affect the transition. But after I had a chance to digest the BuzzFeed leak, I began to worry. I began to question the ethics or releasing a document which even BuzzFeed’s editor said contained allegations that were “unverifiable.” The news that a dossier regarding Trump’s ties to Russia, with potential compromising personal and financial information, in itself is news. If the document is out there and rumors are circulating, it’s the responsibility of a free press to report everything that can be verified. The American people and readers of news deserve to know the concerns our elected officials have with their government colleagues — including the president. But to publish a document in its entirety which contains unverifiable claims is irresponsible. According to CBS News, the documents were based on political opposition research by Trump opponents. NPR reported Wednesday morning the

intelligence community said the sources for the documents were creditable, but even BuzzFeed admitted there were misspellings and inaccuracies in the document. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., confirmed in a statement Wednesday that he was given the dossier and delivered the “sensitive information” to FBI Director James Comey well before the leak. The documents had been seen by President Obama and high-ranking Senate and administration officials. President-elect Trump had also seen the documents, but at no point have the claims been verified by a legitimate news organization. Many national news organizations — some of which knew about the documents for several weeks — chose not to publish them for the very reason that their contents were unsubstantiated. Journalist’s jobs at every level rely on the trust our readers place in us. The validity of today’s journalism is under more scrutiny than in almost any time in the history of the free press. One ethical misstep by journalists on a story, such as the president-elect’s Russian ties, could reverberate from the nation-

al press down to the small newspapers on which our communities rely. I’ve always been more of a cautious journalist than some in the industry, and, admittedly, in one case, it caused me to be scooped by a larger competitor. But through my caution comes thorough and localized news. It ensures accuracy and explores multiple angles a breaking news story could not achieve. The desire in today’s journalism industry to break news online before the other guy can bring healthy competition, but it can also cause errors. In the case of the president-elect’s alleged activities in Russia, any fledgling reporting will be picked apart by an incoming administration that is already hostile toward the media. The people need to be able to trust their journalists are looking into the potential vulnerabilities of elected officials, while at the same time be fair to all who are involved. How we as journalists handle this type of information today will define our relevance in the decades to come. Contact Mike Mendenhall at

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Broken drive shaft Around 8 p.m. my phone rang. It was Ginnie. “My car’s making a bad thumping noise,” she said. “I’m pulled over at the Hy-Vee parking lot.   I’m afraid to drive it.”   “I’ll be right there,” I told her.   I grabbed a flashlight, threw on a coat and headed out.  Sure enough, I could see Ginnie’s little Nissan Rogue sitting in the entrance to the Hy-Vee parking lot, like Little Red Riding Hood.  I pulled in behind her and turned on the fourway flashers.  I checked under the hood of Ginnie’s car, but could see nothing wrong.  So I got in and started her up.  There wasn’t any noise.  I dropped it in gear, still nothing.  As soon as I hit the gas, I heard an awful thumping noise. “My guess,” I told Ginnie, “is you have a bad front drive shaft or the CVC joint has gone out.”  I looked at the mileage on her car — 122,000.   “Yep, those front drives will go out on you.  You get in my car and follow.  I’ll try to drive to Brad Holtkamp’s.” It was about a mile to Brad’s.  I limped along at 5 mph.   Any faster, and there was a terrible thumping and vibration.   Nissan Rogues are all-wheel drive.   I made it to Brad Holtkamp’s and attempted to park.  All heck seemed to break loose.   It sounded like the car was dragging something.  I shut the car off and looked under it with the flashlight.   I could see nothing amiss.  The front drive axles looked okay, and the rear drive shaft seemed to be in place.  We left the key in Brad’s night-deposit and headed home.  Ginnie could drive my car to work in Ottumwa the next morning.  I would call Brad at 8 a.m. Turns out, the rear drive shaft had broken.  I’m not kidding.   It was wedged up between the floorboard and the transmission.  I had made it to Brad’s on the front-wheel drive.  Rear drive shafts are not supposed to break.  It’s an anomaly.   The long and short of it is that Brad found a used rear drive shaft and had Ginnie’s car back on the road in two days.  He’d estimated a week.    Everything happens for a reason.   Signs abound — you just have to be in-tune to them.  Ginnie’s right hip is killing her.   She probably needs a hip replacement.  There are a lot of similarities between a hip joint and a universal joint — they both swivel.  Both Ginnie and the Rogue have a lot of miles on them (smiley face).  Add to that the fact that the hour commute to Ottumwa every day, in that sitting position, is probably not good for her hip, and the handwriting is on the wall.  Ginnie needs to cut back on her hours at work, if not retire altogether.  The Nissan Rogue may have been trying to tell us something.   If there’s a bright spot to any of this, the drive shaft didn’t break out on the highway at 70 mph on Ginnie’s daily commute from Mt. Pleasant to Ottumwa.   This could have been a lot worse. Plus, Brad let me keep the broken drive shaft.  I use them for necks on sea monsters that I build.  The u-joints make great swivels for oil-pan heads.  Ginnie can point at this one as she drives by and say, “That drive shaft came out of my car.”  A piece of art is only as good as its story.   I wonder if the surgeon will let Ginnie keep her old hip? Contact Curt Swarm at 319-217-0526

The war on moderation By Sarah Longwell January marks the 98th  anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment, more commonly known as prohibition. While Prohibition is remembered as one of America’s greatest failed experiments,today we’re seeing something of a revival of prohibitionist thinking among the public health community who have begun to attack even moderate alcohol consumption in earnest. There is long-standing consensus about the negative health and social impacts of excessive alcohol consumption. But for decades there has also been widespread agreement about the health benefits from a regular glass or two of your favorite beer, wine or spirit. Studies tout that the moderate consumption of alcohol can lead to a healthier heart, a reduced likelihood of Type 2 Diabetes, and protection from the common cold. Most notably, moderate drinking has been shown to decrease all-cause mortality. This “health halo” has provided a detente between public health officials and the beverage alcohol industry. Both groups condemned excess and touted moderation. Alcohol companies have spent billions advising the public to “Drink Responsibly,” while the USDA proclaimed that moderate alcohol consumption can have health benefits. But in 2016 this system started to break down as a handful of researchers began pushing dubious

science suggesting that even small amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of various cancers. But before you swear off the occasional glass of wine at dinner, consider that there may be more driving the sudden anti-alcohol-even-in-moderation narrative beyond disinterested science. The hysteria was partially fueled by an analysis performed in New Zealand by Jeannie Connor—an anti-alcohol researcher who has claimed “that alcohol causes cancer at seven sites in the body and probably others.” Connor alleged causation admittedly without “confirmation of specific biological mechanisms by which alcohol increases the incidence of each type of cancer.” Anxiety about alcohol was further nurtured in 2016 by a host of stories about women and drinking. A  Washington Post  headline from last month blared, “Heavy drinking among women has been normalized, and it’s killing them in record numbers.” But in reality the “record number of deaths” is a record exaggeration. It is true that there is an increase in the number of white women aged 35 to 54 dying from alcohol-related causes, but only by about one-one hundredth of a percent over the course of 15 years. But if you want to push for big government solutions, you need people to think the problem is bigger than it actually is. Which is why some researchers and public health officials are going outside the bounds of good science or fair

reporting to try and undermine the moderate drinker vs. the excessive drinker paradigm. Take the latest Surgeon General’s report “Facing Addiction in America.” Rather than focusing on solutions to alcohol addiction, which only affect 3.5 percent of U.S. adults, the report’s recommendations took aim at anyone who drinks by calling for a wide variety of new regulations on the sale of alcohol. The health benefits of alcohol have long flummoxed public health officials in more activist circles who believe alcohol should be regulated as the new tobacco. Bans on alcohol advertising and  Sunday  sales, sky high taxation, further lowering the legal BAC limit, and restricting alcohol access,are primary goals of many in the public health community. To the dismay of activists, the public understands that alcohol and tobacco are apples and oranges. They can’t be linked or compared. Even the most moderate of smokers are damaging their health. And, unlike alcohol, there is no way to incorporate smoking as part of a healthy lifestyle. So before moderate drinkers allow activists and overzealous public health officials to chuck their health halo in the garbage like a dented Frisbee, keep in mind that the overwhelming scientific evidence still proves moderate alcohol consumption has positive health effects. We can all drink to that.    Sarah Longwell is the managing director of the American Beverage Institute

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Obituaries Wilma Marno Bucklin Jan. 10, 2017 Wilma Marno (Craig) Bucklin left this world peacefully Jan. 10, 2017, s u r rounded by her f a m i l y, exactly five months before her 96th birthday. She was born in Indiana, the youngest of five to Charles and Abigail Craig, June 10, 1921. She married Thomas Bucklin in 1938, and moved to Jasper County, where she lived most of her life except for some time in California and Wisconsin, where she became a

Ila Olive Brandt Jan. 11, 2017 Ila Olive Brandt, 95, of Baxter, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Accura Healthcare in B a x t e r. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Baxter with Reverend Melissa Sternhagen officiating. Burial will fol-

Erma Mae Westercamp Jan. 8, 2017 Erma Mae Westercamp, 91, of Newton, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Newton Vi l l age Skilled Care. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from noon until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials in Erma’s name to be used for a charity of the family’s

life-long Packer fan who adored Aaron Rodgers. She would have loved the Packer/ NY Giants game Sunday. Although she had only a 10th grade formal education, she was well read and was a strict grammarian. She loved words and crosswords. Her favorite game was Scrabble and she was quick to challenge any attempted use of phony words. She was a life-long letter writer to many friends and to her children, who were scattered all over the country. She was interested in every aspect of life and her letters often included articles snipped from the Des Moines Register or the Newton Daily News, with her snappy remarks penned along the margins.   Wilma loved Jesus,

but was not really a fan of organized religion. She was a student of the Bible and often quoted from it to make a point. She was especially interested in the Book of Revelations and sometimes referred to “the signs” to explain deplorable conditions in the world. Her religion was an active one, revealed in acts of kindness and concern for others. She had a wonderful smile that was warm and calming. She understood adversity, but never let problems make her bitter. Divorced at age 31 with nine children, she worked hard at menial jobs to insure that her children were well fed and cared for. The success of her children is testimony to Wilma’s success as a mother. Those children inherit-

ed her optimism, love of life, and her never-saydie attitude. She was the matriarch of her large family that gathered in her honor every two or three years for weeklong family reunions in the Ozarks. Her clan would come from all over the country to participate. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Claude and Jim; two sisters, Marie and Opal; grandsons, David Jenkins, Alan Bucklin and Luke Bucklin; great-grandsons, Nathan, Nicholas and Noah Bucklin and Nick Mobley; three grandson infants, Gordon, Jason and Delbert Mobley; and sons-in-law, Jon Kelly (Jeanne), Delbert Teter (Dixie) and Ron White (Cheryle); and daughter-in law, Mar-

low in Restland Cemetery in Baxter. Ila was born to Harry and Anna (Nielson) Kono Dec. 25, 1921, in Fairmount, Minn. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1939. She married James Brandt July 24, 1949, in the home of her parents in Colfax. After marriage they lived intown Baxter for a short time before moving to the farm where they raised their family. In 1989, they moved back to town and in 2006, she moved to Accura Healthcare. Ila worked at SuperValue and JC Penney while growing up. In 1962, she and James started a company called James Brandt Supply. She also

enjoyed selling Stanley Products, greeting cards and raising chickens. She was a member of the UCC church in Baxter and Women’s Fellowship, Jasper County Farm Bureau and ODO Club. Ila enjoyed spending time with her family, photography, company trips, ceramics, embroidering, winters in Arizona, board games and coloring. Those left to cherish her loving memory are her son, David (Vickie) Brandt of Baxter; son-in-law, John Edwards of Des Moines; grandchildren, Andrew Brandt of Baxter, Angie (Ron) Fleenor of Cambridge and Anna (Shane) Palmer of

Huxley; great-grandchildren, Mallory, John, Emma, Gracie, Kaylee and Makenna; sisters, Kay Lewis of Searsboro and Lee Tharp of Newton; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Ila was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, James; two daughters, Sharon Brandt-Edwards and Margaret Brandt; and five siblings, twin brothers Lowell and Leland Kono and sisters, Lois Jean Hill, Arline Foster and Alma Ann Green. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter, has been entrusted with the care of Ila and her family.

choice may be left at the funeral home. Erma, the daughter of John William and Pearl (Rose) Lane, was born Jan. 7, 1926, in Webb. She grew up in Iowa and graduated from Webb High School. Erma lived for a time in Colorado before moving to California where she lived most of her life. While is California Erma worked as a bankteller for the Bank of America in San Jose. In 1968, Erma was united in marriage with Warren “Hugh” Westercamp, who was also originally from Iowa, in Salinas, Calif. For most of their married life, Erma was a homemaker. In 1990, Erma and Hugh moved back to Iowa and lived

in Newton.   Erma was a member of the Newton Moose Lodge and bowling leagues in San Jose and Newton. She also loved to travel and had been to almost every country. Erma enjoyed exercising and swimming and faithfully attended classes at the Newton YMCA. She also loved to dance her entire life. Those left to honor Erma’s memory are her two daughters, Deanna (Bill) Weter of Newton and Deborah Horning of Newton; grandchildren, Landon (Sarah) Dixon, Alisa (Scott) Buchli, Nikole (Andy) Tullis, April Horning (Eric Hartz), Jamie Weter, Buffi Weter and Steph-

anie ( Josh) Worley; her great-grandchildren, Frank A. Dixon, Drew Harmon, Collin Buchli, Christian Buchli, Kiya Dixon, Deacon Poole, Daide Hartz, Mackenzie Schippers, Corgan Worley, Finnigan Worley, Ben Tullis and AddieTullis; sister, Garnet Vierow of Albert City; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugh Westercamp; grandson, Franklin A. Dixon; sisters, Helen (Byron) Brinkley, Velda (Earl) Wolff and Gwen (Gale) Howe; brother, Burdette (Martha) Lane; and brother-in-law, Chris Vierow.

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ilyn (Butch). Wilma is survived by all of her nine children, Larry (Jane), Butch, Cheryle White, Jeanne (Dave) Owens, Dixie Teter, Robert (Kathy), Marilyn (John) Homyk, Jane (Jim) Jenkins and Rick (Diane); and by an assembly of 34 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren; plus nieces and nephews; and ex-daughters-in–law, MaryAnn (Larry) and Elaine (Butch). In addition, Wilma would have wanted to mention Martha, the wife of her ex-husband Tommy, and their three children, Marsha, Rita and Dean, all of whom remained welcomed to her inclusive, extended family. She was more on human relationship than on

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• The Heart Gallery of Iowa will be displayed through Jan. 18 at Newton YMCA, 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E. This is a traveling photography exhibit of Iowa children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care. • Preschool Storytime will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Newton Public Library, 100 N. Third Ave. W. Story time for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, siblings are welcome. Story time includes books, music, fingerplays and a simple craft. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Crazy 8 Math Club 3-5 will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at Baxter Community Library, 202 E. State St. Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8 Math Club is an hour of making math fun. • Jasper County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Garden Room at Park Centre, in Newton. All Democrats are welcome. • Penny Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. • Movie Night at the Library will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Baxter Community Library, 202 E. State St.

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protocol. Special thanks to Mercy Hospice in Johnston, for their loving and dedicated care of Wilma during her last few days on earth. Wilma requested that no service take place at her death. She chose to be cremated and interned privately next to her deceased grandson, David Jenkins, in the Newton Union Cemetery. There will be a public celebration of Wilma’s life at a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff. org) or to Mercy Hospice ( The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

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Girl who shies away from gym can enjoy a good, long walk DEAR ABBY: My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around the block). I know exercise is a good idea, but I’m really self-conscious about it. I never feel like I’m doing it right (because I know you can easily pull a muscle), and I feel like everyone else in the gym is judging me. Now that I’m 17, Mom expects me to be more mature about this. I don’t even feel comfortable swimming in public places anymore. I feel stressed about it, but Mom just thinks I’m being picky. Being in a gym makes me feel unhappy and judged. I wish there was a better way to exercise, but I don’t know what. How can I get my mom to understand how hard this is for me? — WONDERING IN WICHITA DEAR WONDERING: Going to a gym can be fun if you do it with a buddy. Most of the people there are more concerned with what THEY are doing than what anyone else is. That said, going to the gym isn’t for everyone. There are many forms of exercise. Tell your mother you would prefer to exercise on your own rather than go to a gym. Then put on your walking shoes, leave the house and walk for 20 to 30 minutes a day. It’s good for you. Listen to music when you’re doing it and it will make the time go quickly. And on days when you don’t want to go outside, put on some music and dance. It’s good for the circulation, and it’s also good for the soul. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 44 years. We eloped in high school and still feel like newlyweds. We built a successful business, ran it for 40 years and recently had an opportunity to sell it. The problem is my mother. We bought a second home in California, but kept our first home. Every time I call to ask how she and Dad are doing, she responds with, “You don’t care how we are. If you did, you would be here.” I love our new life. Our kids are grown, and we are enjoying ourselves

to the fullest. We are both in excellent health, and still young at heart. How can we tell her that we have a life we love without her being so resentful? — LOVING LIFE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR LOVING: You can’t, because your mother feels you should be at her beck and call. She has had you close since you were a child, and now she may be feeling deserted. At this point, I don’t advise telling your mother that you “have a life you love” without her. Instead, I suggest that you phrase your greeting to her more carefully. Rather than ask how she and your dad are doing, say that you are “calling to check in.” Say that you were thinking about her. And if she starts in with “you don’t care,” tell her that you DO care or you wouldn’t be on the phone with her, but if she keeps giving you a guilt trip, she’ll be hearing from you less. DEAR ABBY: If you go to a party and bring something (chips, soda, etc.), what is the rule of etiquette about taking it home when you leave? — PRACTICAL IN IDAHO DEAR PRACTICAL: When someone brings food to a party, it could be considered a host/hostess gift. Before taking any of it home, first ask your host or hostess if it would be all right. While some people wouldn’t mind, others may, so you shouldn’t assume that because you brought something that the leftovers are yours.






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Mom charged with death of baby on changing table DES MOINES — Authorities have charged the mother of an infant who died on a changing table in Des Moines. Court records say 26-year-old Laci Taylor is charged with child endangerment resulting in death. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her. The records say Taylor left the 3-month-old girl unattended on the table on Sept. 18. The girl’s airway was cut off when she rolled over and her neck was compressed against a table ledge.

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Rare black rhino born last year gets name DES MOINES — A rare black rhinoceros born last year at a Des Moines zoo now has a name. “Tumani” was revealed Wednesday as the new name of Blank Park Zoo’s rhino calf born in October. The name means “hopeful” in Swahili. It was picked by voters from among four other Swahili names. To vote, anyone who gave $50 or more between Nov. 29 and Dec. 31 to the nonprofit zoo had the opportunity to suggest a name.

BETTENDORF — The Scott County attorney says a Bettendorf police officer was justified in shooting and wounding a man who pointed at the officer what turned out to be an airsoft gun. County Attorney Mike Walton said in a news release Tuesday that Lt. Kent Keeshan’s use of deadly force was reasonable under the circumstances. Keeshan shot 19-year-old Joshua Price, of Bettendorf, on Dec. 19.

Council considers mayor’s removal, no reason given MUSCATINE — The Muscatine City Council is considering whether to seek the removal of the city’s mayor. The council will meet Thursday night and vote whether to instruct the city attorney to file charges to remove Mayor Diana Broderson. Officials aren’t specifying the ground for removing the mayor, and council members declined to explain the matter. Broderson says she doesn’t understand the council’s actions but noted she’s received calls of support that included the proposal to remove the mayor.

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IOWA CITY — The Iowa State University Foundation is receiving a $93 million majority stake in a Massachusetts-based education company. University officials announced ISU’s stake in Curriculum Associates on Wednesday. Once the company is sold, the university’s share will be designated for various projects within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. —The Associated Press

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DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to defund Planned Parenthood would cost Iowa millions of federal dollars that had gone to family planning services, and the state plans to replenish the losses by tapping a fund for vulnerable children, adults and families, his spokesman said Wednesday. By removing state dollars that go to Planned Parenthood, Iowa will lose about $3 million in Medicaid funding for family planning services. The state pays about $300,000 through a 90 percent to 10 percent match. Ben Hammes, Branstad’s spokesman, said Iowa would make up the difference out of the Social Services Block Grant. The roughly $15 million program gives the state money “to support social services for vulnerable children, adults, and families,” according to its website. It includes discretion to spend on family planning services. That money would be used to create a state-run program that distributes family planning services to organizations that do not perform abortions, though family planning dollars are not used on abortions. Defunding Planned Parenthood has turned up in other states in recent years, though Republican governors have run into legal challenges by still using Medicaid dollars while attempting to withhold funds for the organization. Not many states have tried to forgo Medicaid money altogether to avoid court challenges, according to the nonprofit Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal access to abortion. In 2011, Texas turned to state dollars instead of Medicaid money for family planning. It’s also possible the issue will become obsolete, since the Republican-controlled Congress has indicated support for changing how Medicaid family planning money is distributed. But in recent years Iowa hasn’t used the money for that, according to documentation published by the Iowa Department of Human Services. It’s

DES MOINES (AP) — The head of Iowa’s court system says the Legislature is not providing enough money to sustain effective court programs that have been implemented in recent years. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady made the remarks Wednesday to lawmakers, one day after Gov. Terry Branstad directed Iowa’s judicial branch to cut more than $7 million from its roughly $181 million budget to plug a spending shortfall. A judicial spokesman says Cady’s remarks were prepared Cady before his office was given Branstad’s recommendations. Cady says the state has saved millions of dollars by investing in family treatment courts that handle parental rights questions and programs that keep youth out of the adult court prison system. His office is seeking about $191 million for the budget year that begins in July.

Struggling hospital sale moves forward MARSHALLTOWN (AP) — Leaders of a Marshalltown hospital are moving ahead with selling the facility as part of bankruptcy proceedings. The sale of Central Iowa Healthcare’s assets to Unity Point Health-Waterloo was unanimously approved by corporate members at a Tuesday meeting. Unity Point Health-Waterloo offered $12.5 million for the assets. CIH members also outlined the loss of more than $18 million as of Nov. 30, 2016. If the sale is approved by bankruptcy court, the downtown Marshalltown hospital will no longer be an independent hospital. The hospital is the only full-service medical center in its area and has more than 60,000 residents depending on it for health care services. A second measure approved at the Tuesday meeting retains 13 trustees until the end of the bankruptcy proceeding. “The purpose of both resolutions was to advance quality health care in our community,” Board of Trustees President Carol Hibbs said. “We were happy corporate members agreed, it was important we pass both resolutions ... we were pleased to see that and ready to move forward until the next phase of maintaining quality health care in our community.” The first of several hearings regarding the sale is scheduled to be held in bankruptcy court Jan. 13. The court, along with a committee of vendors, will determine the monetary payments CIH owes to vendors. CIH filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Dec. 20. Chapter 11 is a legal process created to aid companies in operations while they restructure their finances.

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focused instead on paying for services that includes foster care for children and adults, as well as special services for disabled individuals. Hammes said there’s extra money to accommodate the family planning expenditure and it wouldn’t affect other social services, though he said he did not have documentation. He added in an email that DHS, which oversees the grant, “has the cushion to fund a $3.4 million state-run Family Planning program,” while maintaining current social services. Amy McCoy, a DHS spokeswoman, said she did not have an immediate response, but that the department continues to review the governor’s budget recommendations. Senate Republicans introduced legislation on the first day of the session that would require Iowa to opt out of some Medicaid dollars and create a state program that instead distributes its own family planning money. The GOP bill does not include a price tag, but the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency was informed this week that the Iowa Department of Management would seek about $3.4 million for a new state-run program. David Roeder, director for DOM, confirmed the figure. This isn’t the first time Republicans have proposed opting out of

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federal money so it could defund Planned Parenthood. In 2016, the GOP-backed House passed legislation establishing a state program at a cost of $3 million. The effort failed when it was sent to the Democratic-controlled Senate, though the chamber switched to Republican control after the Nov. 8 election. Iowa is facing a shortfall of about $110 million in its current $7.2 billion budget, and it’s asked state agencies to make cuts as lawmakers consider a roughly $7.5 billion budget for spending that would begin in July. Rachel Lopez, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood, criticized the use of a separate grant. “In a year when Governor Branstad is proposing millions of dollars in cuts to the state budget, it is simply irresponsible for him to spend millions of dollars on family planning services that are already federally funded,” she said in a statement. “He’s willing to gouge money from foster care and services for disabled Iowans in a political move that cuts access to family planning while diverting money away from other vital programs.” Branstad referenced defunding Planned Parenthood in his final Condition of the State address before he resigns to become U.S. ambassador to China. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, who will take over the top job, also supports the state-run program.

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Heart Gallery of Iowa Thursday through Jan. 18 Newton YMCA The Heart Gallery of Iowa is a traveling photography exhibit of Iowa children who are waiting to be adopted from foster care. Volunteer photographers donate their time to create portraits that bring out the personalities of these children. This helps significantly increase the chances of children finding an adoptive home.

Grace Notes Concert 1:30 p.m. Friday Newton Village Join staff and tenants of Newton Village as they welcome Grace Notes in the First Floor Activity Room at Newton Village, 110 N. Fifth Ave. W. Entertainment at Newton Village is free and open to the public. For more information on entertainment and activities at Newton Village, call 641-792-0115. | Thursday | Jan. 12, 2017


Community Blood Drive 7:15-10:15 a.m. Saturday Monroe United Methodist Church The Prairie City-Monroe Community Blood Drive will be at Monroe United Methodist Church, 407 N. Monroe St. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903. Ninety percent of the American population experience the need for blood at some point in their lifetime.

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Hunters turning attention to the wily coyote An expected 15,000 Iowa hunters will turn their attention to pursuing the state’s top predator now that hunting seasons have closed, and coyote hunting begins in earnest. Although its season never closes, ‘yotes are hunted most often during the winter. The number of Iowa coyote hunters and harvest has been at a record level for two of the past three years, thanks in part to predator hunting shows on TV and because coyote fur has held its value as most other pelt prices have declined. “Coyote pelts go for anywhere from $15-$25 per pelt depending on the quality and Iowa’s pelts are considered average. The top pelts come from the Dakotas and Montana and Alberta, Canada,” said Vince Evelsizer, state furbearer biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Coyote fur is used as trim for hoods and coats in foreign markets. The coyote population is distributed fairly well across the state with the highest pop-

ulation in western Iowa. Coyotes are habitat generalists and can be found near large brushpiles, timber and grass fields, and in particular, fields with switchgrass. Hunters prefer a fresh layer of snow for tracking and the white background makes coyotes easier to see from a long distance. Wind is critical to coyote hunters because it impacts where and how they set up for calling and pursuing coyotes as coyotes have a keen nose and are evasive, cautious animals. Wearing snow colored camo is often effective to avoid detection. Coyote hunters have fewer rules to follow. Hunters can use predator calls, hunt day or night, use high powered rifles, may hunt over bait and use groups of hunters and or hounds to round them up. There is no bag limit and coyotes can be hunted on a hunting or furharvester license. “We receive complaints from the public about coyotes’ impact on young deer, turkeys

and rabbits, harass pets, and farmers’ loss of livestock. So in that respect, hunters provide an important service by hunting coyotes,” Evelsizer said. Coyote trapping is allowed, but it must be done during the trapping season. Coyote hunting dos and don’ts Hunters are reminded that the way they hunt reflects on all hunters. “With our coyote hunters, we especially want to emphasize respect for landowners and their property lines. Get permission before you hunt. Take the extra time to close their gates, obey the laws for safe shots, and thank the landowner — keep your interaction with folks while out hunting positive,” Evelsizer said. Most coyote hunting takes place on private land, and occasionally hunters will cross property boundaries which lead to trespassing complaints. Hunters cannot pursue coyotes using a snowmobile, aircraft or with the aid of artificial light.

• Be sure to close all gates that were opened, do not trespass where permission was not given and to follow fair chase principles. • Don’t shoot over any road right-of-way, gravel or paved • If running dogs, be sure to have permission from all landowners in the area where the hunt will take place • Be sure of the target — make sure it’s a coyote and not a dog Coyote ID Coyote hunters need to be aware of the possibility – however remote – that the animal they see through their scope is not a coyote but a wolf passing through the state. “We’ve had a slight increase in the number of reported wolf sightings over the years, and had four wolves shot by coyote hunters during the last two years. They were likely members of the Great lakes population from Wisconsin or Minnesota that were wandering through,” he said.

Wolves are protected in Iowa and there is no open season. Shooting a wolf has the potential to bring state and or federal fines. “Hunters want to do the right thing. One of the first rules in safe hunting practices is to positively identify your target and what is behind your target before taking a shot. Wolves are two to three times the size of a coyote. If what you see is larger than the average coyote, don’t shoot. It’s definitely worth another look before pulling the trigger,” Evelsizer said. Evelsizer said other than the obvious size difference – coyotes weigh 25-40 pounds, while wolves typically weigh 70-110 pounds – there are other characteristics to help determine the identity of the canine. Coyote have a pointed snout and their ears are larger proportionally to their body. Wolves are taller than coyotes and have long front legs and a heavier, squarer frame.

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Carl Edwards steps away from NASCAR HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Carl Edwards made it clear Wednesday he’s not retired. Instead, one of NASCAR’s top stars is walking away from a championship organization for three very personal reasons. He’s content with his career accomplishments. He wants to spend more time on his outside interests. He’s healthy and doesn’t want that to change. Edwards had one year remaining on his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, and he came 10 laps away from winning his first Cup title two months ago. He informed Joe Gibbs shortly before Christmas that he did not want to race this season, and used about 40 minutes Wednesday at team headquarters to explain his reasoning. “This was such a surprise,” Gibbs said. “When he sat down in front of me and shared what he was thinking, I was totally surprised. I said ‘This is a huge decision, let’s take some time with this.’” Four days later, Edwards and Gibbs spoke on the telephone and the team owner knew the decision was made.

AP File Photo Carl Edwards announced Wednesday he was stepping away from racing. The NASCAR veteran driver held a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C., Team owner Joe Gibbs announced in a second news conference that reigning Xfinity Series champion Daniel Suarez will replace Edwards in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

“I could tell he was totally committed,” Gibbs said. Roughly 10 minutes after Edwards’ candid discussion about his reasoning, Gibbs began a second news confer-

ence in which Mexican driver Daniel Suarez was introduced as the replacement for Edwards’ No. 19 Toyota. Suarez is the reigning Xfinity Series champion and the

first foreign-born winner of a national series crown. Edwards insisted his reasoning for walking away were pure and personal. He has no idea what he’ll

do next and was adamant that he’s not been in discussions with other teams or manufacturers about new opportunities. “There’s no life raft I am jumping on to, I’m just jumping,” he said. “This is a pure, simple, personal decision.” Edwards twice came within moments of winning a Cup title. He lost to Tony Stewart in 2011 on a tie-breaker, then again in November when he was leading the season finale with 10 laps remaining when a debris caution set up a final restart. Edwards had to block Joey Logano on the restart and it triggered a crash that ended his title hopes. Despite that heartbreak, he said he’s walking away content with his 28 career victories. “You guys know I don’t race just for the trophies,” Edwards said. “I’m rewarded by the challenges. I feel accomplished. I know sitting in that car, I’m the best I can be.” Edwards, who lives in Missouri, is married to a doctor and has two young children, also wants more time to focus on outside interests. EDWARDS | 2B

Morris’ career night ESPN: Chargers plan to leads Iowa State past announce move to LA Oklahoma State STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Monte Morris scored a career-high 30 points and added five rebounds, five assists and four steals to help Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 96-86 on Wednesday night. Matt Thomas scored 19 and Nazareth Mitrou-Long contributed 17 points, six reMorris bounds and four assists for the Cyclones (11-4, 3-1 Big 12), whose only conference loss was a 65-63 nail-biter at No. 2 Baylor on Jan. 4. It was Iowa State’s eighth-straight win over Oklahoma State. “Your best player has to play well on the road to win, and when we needed him tonight, he was good,” said Iowa State coach Steve Prohm of Morris, who played 39 minutes and has just two turnovers in his last six games. “He was good all night. It was a special performance, and he was at his best when we needed him. That’s what

defines great players.” Phil Forte scored 24 points and Jeffrey Carroll had 21 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-6, 0-4). The Cowboys lost their fourth straight and coach Brad Underwood remains stuck at 99 career wins. It’s the first time since 1995-96, when they began 0-5 in the old Big Eight, that OSU has lost its first four conference games. “We got to get better,” Underwood said. “I’m not changing who I am and we’re going to keep fighting and keep pushing forward. That tenacity and that bulldog mentality, not there yet.” Forte’s 3-pointer with 9:21 remaining put Oklahoma State ahead 67-62, but the Cyclones responded with a 17-4 run over the next six minutes, with eight consecutive points from Morris, to seize control. “They made plays, made big shots and give them the credit, but we got to finish games,” said Forte, who made 9-of-11 from the field,

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ast week, I wrote in my column that the first step for Iowa football to fix its inept passing game would be to convince Greg Davis to retire. One day later, Davis announced he indeed hung up his whistle and retired. The “Next Man In” to take over the offensive coordinator job is Brian Ferentz, the oldest son of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz. If you care about my opinion, I think Hawkeye fans should be all in on this hire. If you are on the side of nepotism with this hire, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Brian Ferentz earned that job. He has worked his way through the coaching ranks, and the


NEW YORK (AP) — The deadline for the San Diego Chargers to exercise their option to relocate to Los Angeles has been extended for two days, although a media report surfaced Wednesday night that the team plans to move. The Chargers have called a staff meeting for 8 a.m. PST Thursday, a team employee said Wednesday night. The employee spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The employee said the topic of the meeting hadn’t been divulged. Team chairman Dean Spanos didn’t immediately return a message left at his home. Citing league sources, reported Wednesday night that the Chargers plan to announce as early as Thursday that they are moving to Los Angeles. According to the report, the Chargers have notified NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the owners of other teams, of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. reported that nothing was final.

This & That Troy Hyde success he has had proves he deserves this job. Brian Ferentz started his coaching career with the New England Patriots. He spent four years under Bill Belichik, and in his final and only season as tight ends coach, records were set from players in that position. Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien wanted to hire Brian Ferentz away from Kirk’s staff a few years back. He is a young, up-and-coming coach who played at Iowa, knows Iowa football and knows the players on this team. He will recruit the right guys for Iowa football, too. Ferentz knows how to coach, and he will show those who give him a chance and come in with an open mind, he is the right man for the job. Brian Ferentz is the current offensive line coach and run-game coordinator on the Iowa staff. This past season, Iowa had two running backs hit

The original deadline was Jan. 15. Because that is a Sunday and Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, the NFL moved back the deadline until Tuesday. The league initiated the move. San Diego would become a tenant in the stadium being built in Inglewood for the Rams if the Chargers exercise that option. If not, the Oakland Raiders would have the option to join the Rams in the LA area, though Raiders owner Mark Davis has indicated his intention to seek a move to Las Vegas. The Chargers would have to find a temporary home in L.A., either the Coliseum or the 27,000seat StubHub! Center in Carson. The NFL’s stadium and finance committees met Wednesday for about 3 1/2 hours to discuss relocation of the Chargers and Raiders. The fact-finding meetings mostly centered on the Raiders’ plan for a potential move to Nevada. No filings for relocation were made; Oakland has until Feb. 15. “There was little to no discussion on the topic of the Chargers,” league executive Eric Grubman said.

1,000 rushing yards for the first time in program history, and the offensive line won the Joe Moore Award, which is given to the nation’s top offensive line. Iowa’s O-line had issues this year. No doubt. But injuries forced Brian to mix and match guys on the line all season long. I am not sure the same five guys started in the same positions until about the Michigan game when the Hawkeyes started to turn things around. Don’t expect Iowa’s offense to change a whole lot. It doesn’t have to. Iowa can win games and have a productive offense in the current system. The Hawkeyes will run the ball, and they may run it even more now with Brian as the play caller. But you can call better running plays based on down and distance and numbers in the box. I also would expect the tight end to be more of a factor. Greg Davis never used the tight end as much as Iowa fans were used to under former OC Ken O’Keefe. Next year’s roster will have three talented young tight ends Brian will incorporate into the passing game.

The passing schemes need tweaked. The short five-yard routes Davis was known for will be adjusted. I think the Hawkeyes will attack the middle of the field more under Brian Ferentz, too. The offense under Brian Ferentz may have a New England Patriots look to it. That means lots of tight ends and slot receivers. Davis’ offenses ranked in the 90s nationally on average in his tenure. O’Keefe’s offenses averaged in the 70s. Where Brian Ferentz’s offenses will rank is yet to be determined, but I predict it will be closer to O’Keefe than Davis. Davis and Kirk Ferentz were never a good match. If Kirk and Brian aren’t a good match then who is? I think this is the best case scenario for the Hawkeyes, and Iowa fans should expect Brian to be Kirk’s final offensive coordinator. That’s the perfect time frame for Brian to transition into the program’s next head coach, which I believe will be the case in around five years. Contact Troy Hyde at


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Northwestern player’s death ruled a suicide EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner says Northwestern women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins killed herself in her dorm room earlier this week. The office released the results of an autopsy a day after the body of the 19-year-old Hankins was found. Hankins averaged 3.6 points in 11 games this season. Coach Joe McKeown called the 5-foot-8 sophomore a “remarkably dynamic young woman.” | Thursday | Jan. 12, 2017

Chiefs again chasing rare playoff win at Arrowhead Stadium KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid could spend hours waxing poetic about playing at Arrowhead Stadium. He’ll extoll the virtues of the crowd, which set a Guinness World Record last season for loudest outdoor stadium in the world. He’ll praise the die-hards that show up hours before kickoff, pouring into the parking lot and creating a college-like atmosphere on game days. He’ll point out that the venue is one of the toughest places for an opponent to play. What Reid won’t discuss, either by choice or by ignorance, is the fact that the Chiefs have not won a postseason game in their 44-year-old home in more than two decades. “I love bringing teams in here,” Reid said Monday, “and now a playoff game — it was rocking and rolling that game where they set the decibel record. The ground was shaking. And I can’t wait for this.” The Chiefs welcome the Steelers on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs, a rematch of a lopsided Week 4 loss in Pittsburgh. It’s the first time Kansas City has hosted a playoff game since 2011, when the Ravens romped to a 30-7 victory, and the first time there has been a divisional round matchup at the stadium pitched just off Interstate 70 since a loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 11, 2004. Not surprisingly, the Chiefs are gearing up for a big weekend.

AP Photo Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) celebrates with running back Charcandrick West (35) and wide receiver Chris Conley, right, after a touchdown by West against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego in final regular-season game. The Chiefs won the game, captured the AFC West divisional title and earned a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs. They host the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in the divisional round.

Team president Mark Donovan spent time Monday discussing the game-day events that are planned, and how parking lots will open for eager tailgaters earlier than normal. Donovan said tickets were sold out and that the crowd could be one of the biggest and loudest in years. But asked about the Chiefs’ playoff futility at home, Donovan was caught a bit speechless. “I don’t know if you have to win games to restore or solidify the iconic nature of Arrowhead,” he said. “I had the good fortune of working for the NFL and traveling to all the markets and being in all the stadiums, and there’s something special about Arrowhead, and the playoffs will magnify that.” Perhaps that’s true, but that

“special” feeling has nothing to do with playoff history. Kansas City has lost four straight home playoff games, three of them in the divisional round, since beating the Steelers — coincidentally enough — in the wild-card round on Jan. 8, 1994. Three of them were one-possession games, only underlining the frustration experienced at home. In fact, the Chiefs have only won two playoff games at home in their history, even though they proudly remind people that they were a founding member of the old AFL. The other came against the thenLos Angeles Raiders in 1991, also in the wild-card round. Their saving grace may be that Reid and Co. were not around for any of those let-



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“This is all-encompassing. Full time. Not just physical time,” he said. “I think about racing all day, wake up and have dreams about it. I’ve been doing it for 20 years. I need to take that time right now and devote it to people and things that are important and I’m really passionate about.” He also insisted he’s healthy and that no one in his family needed his attention for medical reasons. But, his wife specializes in neurological rehabilitation, and Edwards admitted the concussion issues that plagued Dale Earnhardt Jr. most of last season were a wakeup call to the industry. “I can stand here healthy after all the things I’ve done,” Edwards said. “That’s a true testament to NASCAR, the tracks. It’s a risky sport. I’m aware of the risks. I don’t like how it feels to take the hits we take. I’m a sharp guy. I want to be sharp in 30 years.” NASCAR chairman Brian France praised the contributions Edwards has made to NASCAR in a statement, but the news conference was attended by a large contingent of NASCAR executives. “Carl Edwards has made an indelible mark on NASCAR,” France said. “His hard-charging driving style has led to memorable moments that will live forever in the history of our sport. Carl’s passion and personality will greatly be missed — as will the signature backflips that NASCAR fans have come to expect following his victories. We wish Carl nothing but the best.”

including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. “Every game is going to come down to that in the Big 12 and we got to figure out a way to close them, get that rebound, get that stop. We gave up too many points. When you score 86 points, that should be enough to win a game.”

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Big Picture Iowa State: Coming off a nine-point win over Texas, Iowa State looked strong early, endured a mid-game lull in which it allowed Oklahoma State to get back in the game, then surged to regain control over the final 10 minutes. Morris, Thomas and Mitrou-Long each had stretches where they appeared unstoppable. Morris, who had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the Cyclones’ 79-70 win over Texas on Saturday, has been particularly impressive lately. Oklahoma State: The Cowboys displayed impressive resilience bouncing back from an 11-point first half deficit to make it competitive, going ahead by as much as five late in the second half. But OSU was unable to close the deal and needs to demonstrate better consistency. After losing their previous two games by a combined seven points, in-

downs, and the longtime Eagles coach has actually fared quite well in defending the home turf. He was 7-4 in postseason games played in Philadelphia, many of those wins coming in the divisional round. Since arriving in Kansas City, Reid is 23-9 in four seasons at Arrowhead Stadium. “We know the fans will be here and do their part, and now we have to do our part,” Reid said. “Rain, snow, it doesn’t matter. They’ll be here and do their thing and that’s exciting.” Make no mistake: Playing a home game sure beats the alternative. The Chiefs haven’t exactly been good anywhere in the playoffs, losing eight straight games before a win in Houston last January. But their regular season-ending win in San Diego coupled with Oakland’s loss to Denver gave them the benefit of a home game — along with a much-needed week off. Now, the Steelers have to turn around after their lopsided wild-card win over Miami and catch a flight to Kansas City, where they have lost three of their past four games. “It’s loud. It’s the loudest stadium I’ve ever played in, them and Seattle,” Steelers right tackle Marcus Gibert said. “They came here early on in the year and felt a little embarrassed by how they played in all three phases. We don’t expect to see that this time around.”

cluding a 61-57 loss to No. 1 Baylor, this team has the talent, it just needs to put it all together for a full game. Star Watch Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans entered the day as the Big 12’s second-leading scorer (18.9 points per game), while also ranking fourth in assists (5.1) and third in steals (2.1), but had a difficult night for the second straight contest. Evans was just 4-for-14 shooting and finished with 12 points — although he did have seven assists and one steal. In his previous outing against No. 1 Baylor, Evans was 2-for-12 shooting for eight points, with three assists and one steal. Stat of the Night Each team shot better than 50 percent from the field. Oklahoma State, which entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring (91.0 points per game), shot 53.1 percent (34 for 64), their third-best shooting night of the season and highest in 12 games. Iowa State shot 52.2 percent (36for-69), their fourth-best total of the year and best in Big 12 action. With 6:55 left in the first half, and the Cyclones ahead 36-28, each team was shooting at least than 65 percent.

Balance leads Drake past Sycamores DES MOINES (AP) — Ore Arogundade scored 15 points, Billy Wampler had 14, and T.J. Thomas added 12 points as Drake beat Indiana State 87-70 on Wednesday night. Wampler’s 3-pointer broke a 30-all tie and was the beginning of a 12-3 Drake run to close the first half. Thomas’ jumper with 12:31 left extended the lead to 59-40. Thomas was 6-for-7 from the floor. Reed Timmer scored 11 points and Graham Woodward scored 10 for Drake (5-12, 3-2 Missouri Valley). Everett Clemons and Brenton Scott each scored 12 points for the Sycamores (6-11, 0-5) and Jordan Barnes added 10. Clemons also had 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs won backto-back games for the second time this season and have won four of their last six after an eight-game losing streak. They shot 58 percent in the second half (19-of-33) while Indiana State was at 28 percent (10-of-36) but made 14of-18 free throws.

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IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS ROBERTA BUTLER, Deceased CASE NO. ESPR036969 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Doris Roberta Butler, Deceased, who died on or about October 5, 2016: You are hereby notified that on December 23, 2016, the last will and testament of Doris Roberta Butler, deceased, bearing date of December 20, 1972, *First Codicil dated March 29, 1978 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Michael Lee Cooper and Michael H. Butler were 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

TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: EMILY M. EHLER REVOCABLE TRUST To all persons regarding Emily M. Ehler, deceased, who died on or about September 30, 2016. You are hereby notified that Kathleen Susan Ehler, Linda Ann Porter and Daniel Arnold Ehler is the trustee of the Emily M. Ehler Revocable Trust dated June 13, 2001 and First Amendment, dated on March 12, 2004. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated on December 22, 2016. Emily M. Ehler Revocable Trust Kathleen Susan Ehler, Linda Ann Porter and Daniel Arnold Ehler, 915 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 Name and address of Trustee Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN#: AT0005939 OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Trustee 123 W 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 12th day of January, 2017. January 5 & 12 TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: JERRY A. EHLER REVOCABLE TRUST To all persons regarding Jerry A. Ehler, deceased, who died on or about October 25, 2016. You are hereby notified that Kathleen Susan Ehler, Linda Ann Porter and Daniel Arnold Ehler is the trustee of the Jerry A. Ehler Revocable Trust dated June 13, 2001 and First Amendment, dated on March 12, 2004. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated on December 22, 2016. Jerry A. Ehler Revocable Trust Kathleen Susan Ehler, Linda Ann Porter and Daniel Arnold Ehler, 915 N. 4th Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208 Name and address of Trustee Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN#: AT0005939 OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Trustee 123 W 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 12th day of January, 2017. January 5 & 12 Newton Sanitary Landfill 28-E Members Budget Workshop 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Newton Public Works Building 1700 N 4TH Avenue W, Newton, Iowa Agenda 1. 28-E Members review of their recycling programs and other efforts to reduce solid waste buried at the landfill as required by the Comprehensive Plan. 2. Recap of 2016 3. Proposed landfill Capital Projects and Equipment 4. Proposed FY 17/18 landfill operating budget 5. Year-End Tonnage summary and update of Ownership Allocation Table 6. Fees 7. New business 8. Adjournment January 12 PUBLIC AUCTION A to Z Mini Storage will conduct a public auction of unclaimed storage items on Friday, January 20, 2017. The storage units will be auction through online auction service called ( This Sale is conducted pursuant to the Iowa “Self-Service Storage Facility Lien” Chapter 578A of the Iowa Code. | Thursday | Jan. 12, 2017 | 3B WANTED


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IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF DELORIS R. JENSEN; SPOUSE OF DELORIS R. JENSEN; FIDELITY NATIOANL TITLE INS. CO., AND THE BENEFICIARY, T.A.R. PREFERRED MORTGAGE CORPORATION; STATE OF IOWA-DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND ALL PERSONS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST AND ALL OF THEIR HEIRS, SPOUSES, ASSIGNS, GRANTEES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES AND ALL BENEFICIARIES OF EACH AND ALL OF THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV120227 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION To the above-named Defendants: Estate of Deloris R. Jensen; All known and unknown claimants and all persons known and unknown claiming any right, title or interest and all of their heirs, spouses, assigns, grantees, legatees, Devisees and all beneficiaries of each and all of the abovenamed defendants You are notified there was on November 10, 2016 filed in the Office of the Clerk of the abovenamed Court a Foreclosure Petition, which prays for foreclosure of a mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described herein and judgment in rem in the amount of $78,660.39 plus interest at the rate of 5.125% per annum from January 1, 2016, such amount equaling $11.04 per day, the costs of the action including title costs of $225.00, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises from August 8, 2013, located in Jasper County, Iowa, to-wit: Lot 7 in Block 2 of Lamb & Kennedy's Addition to the Town, now City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, except the East 66 feet thereof as appears in Plat Book "B" at Page 299 in the Office of the Recorder of said County. that the mortgage on the abovedescribed real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court may deem just and equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is Matthew E. Laughlin, whose address is The Davis Brown Tower, 215 10th Street, Suite 1300, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-3993, Phone: (515) 2882500, Facsimile: (515) 243-0654. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 8th day of February, 2017, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer, in the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Iowa. You are notified that Jasper County District Court utilizes the Electronic Document Management System. You are directed to the Iowa Court Rules Chapter 16 for general rules and information on electronic filing and, in particular, Division VI regarding the protection of personal information in court filings. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-7352942.) Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. IMPORTANT YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. January 19, 2017 Date of Third Publication January 5, 12 and 19

To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Doris Roberta Butler, Deceased, who died on or about October 5, 2016: You are hereby notified that on December 23, 2016, the last will and testament of Doris Roberta Butler, deceased, bearing date of December 20, 1972, *First Codicil dated March 29, 1978 was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Michael Lee Cooper and Michael H. Butler were 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 December 27, 2016. Date of second publication 12th day of January, 2017 Michael Lee Cooper Executor of the Estate 250 E. Front St. Colfax, IA 50054 Address Michael H. Butler 2076 Victoria Ave. Port Townsend, WA 98368 Adam D. Otto, Attorney for the Executor ICIS PIN No: AT0009064 OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Probate Code Section 304 *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) January 5 & 12

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Are Chargers on the move to Los Angeles? THE WAY WE HEAR IT by Hub Arkush

The Jan. 15 deadline for the San Diego Chargers to tell the NFL whether they will be joining the Rams in Los Angeles is this Sunday. While there is still the possibility the Chargers will ask for an extension of the deadline, our sources are telling us Chargers owner Dean Spanos is leaning toward a decision sooner rather than later, perhaps you’ve even heard it by the time you read this and we’re told it may not be what most are expecting. A decision by Spanos to make the move to Los Angeles would be personally painful for him and his family, but certainly not difficult. Financially, the opportunity in Los Angeles is a can’t-miss, expensive in the short-term but practically guaranteed to be extremely lucrative in the long run. But unlike Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who couldn’t wait to leave St. Louis Rams fans whistling in the wind, Spanos doesn’t want to be the guy who deserted his home, neighbors and friends to chase the NFL’s strange vision and certain riches. NFL fans refused to support the Rams the first time around and let the Raiders come and go as well. Clearly there were stadium issues, and nothing in L.A. vaguely resembling the football and entertainment palace Kroenke is building and being forced to offer tenancy in to either the Chargers or Raiders. But the fact that TV ratings actually improved markedly in L.A. after the Raiders and Rams were gone has to give one pause to wonder why Los Angeles residents will support these two clubs, particularly if they both

Build the Best Playoff Lineups and Win! Visit continue to be among the worst in the league as they are now. Roger Goodell’s fixation on putting a team back in L.A. has been a mystery to many insiders and experts we talked to from the jump. While that is and should be a concern to Spanos, we hear the bigger issue is financial and exactly what Spanos is going to get for his trouble and his bucks. The NFL has agreed to finance the Chargers relocation fee and stretch the payments out over 30 years, but it will still cost Spanos $650 million to move to Los Angeles and become Kroenke’s tenant. Spanos will also have to build new offices and practice facilities for the team in the area. It’s safe to say Spanos will spend at least $700 million to move to L.A. and rent space in Kroenke’s building. It is believed Spanos would share in all his parking and concession dollars and that he can sell PSLs to season-ticket holders, but it’s unclear what piece, if any, Spanos would get of other events held at the complex beyond NFL games. The Way We Hear It, Spanos was working up to the 11th hour to determine exactly how much money he could get from the city of San Diego and the NFL to build his own complex and stay put with the thinking being why spend $700 million for the right to rent if I can spend that or a bit more to own. Our sources are telling us Spanos is also concerned that

Dean Spanos contrary to popular opinion, a significant number of loyal Charger fans will not be willing to shell out big bucks for PSLs and/ or season tickets to make the roughly two hours each way drive to L.A. 8-10 times a year. A lifetime competition with the Rams for the hearts of notoriously fickle Los Angeles NFL fans may not be the best way to spend $700 million. According to our sources, Spanos was at least 60-40 or stronger on finding a way to stay in San Diego right up to his dropdead date to make the call.

second season before resigning when the club was sold to the Pegulas. And it is fairly common in the NFL when a team fails with a head coach from one side of the ball – Gus Bradley was a highly respected defensive coordinator in Seattle before taking the Jacksonville job – to make its next hire from the other side of the line of scrimmage. Where it gets puzzling is why bring in Coughlin if you’re going to keep Caldwell? One top NFL exec said, “Giving the job to Marrone seems to clearly be a double down on Blake Bortles. AP photo Caldwell’s the guy who picked him and there is a lot more Coughlin a strange call young talent on that roster, so In Jacksonville where does Coughlin fit?” Folks we’re talking to around It’s a really good question. the league are scratching their While Coughlin is a highly heads a bit over the decision by accomplished and respected Jaguars owner Shad Khan to rehead coach, he comes from move the interim tag from head the offensive side of the ball coach Doug Marrone and retain general manager David Caldwell like Marrone, succeeded with but then cut off his claws by the help of excellent defensive bringing in Tom Coughlin to be coordinators and worked under Caldwell’s and Marrone’s boss. strong executives in Ernie AcMarrone is an experienced corsi and Jerry Reese. offensive mind who didn’t Coughlin has minimal if any exactly fail in his first head front-office experience, is not coaching stint, going 15-17 in known as a talent evaluator two years in Buffalo, 9-7 in his and it is hard to see how he fits as part of the Jaguars’ threeheaded management team. There is also the issue of Coughlin making it as clear as possible to anyone who’d listen B R O U G H T TO YO U BY BROUGHT TO YOU BY from the moment he “resigned” in New York that he wanted to coach again. Should the Jaguars start slow under Marrone, Coughlin will clearly be looming. We’re not sure what Khan was thinking in putting these three together, but more than a few insiders tell us they believe he has put both his coach and GM more in positions to fail than he has to help them succeed.


Why Vance Joseph?

Many knowledgeable NFL fans had never heard of Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph until he became the most sought after head coaching prospect in the NFL following the Dolphins’ loss to the Steelers in the wild-card round. Joseph was invited to interview for all five open head coaching jobs immediately after the loss to Pittsburgh, and his first was in Denver, where he interviewed with John Elway two years ago before Gary Kubiak was hired. What is so special about a coach who’d never coached anything but defensive backs until coordinating Miami’s defense in 2016, a unit that was 29th in total defense, 30th against the run and 18th in points allowed? According to our sources, in addition to being a solid X’s and O’s guy, Joseph is one of the best communicators in the NFL. That is why his stock is through the roof right now. Joseph has been reported to be the frontrunner in Denver and possibly San Diego. In many cases, the key to getting an NFL job has little to do with coaching ability and everything to do with how you sell yourself in the interview process. We’re told Joseph is smooth as silk. The other huge asset Joseph has is, with the Dolphins loss, he’s available. Other top candidates, including Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia, Kyle Shanahan, Dave Toub and Todd Haley, are bound to their current teams for at least one more week and possibly as many as four. We’re not suggesting Joseph isn’t a great coach – we hear he is. But it really helps that NFL owners don’t like to wait and Joseph is poised to become the next bird in the hand.


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with their last postseason loss in Foxborough coming in 2012 against Baltimore.



Nearly four months ago, a Jacoby Brissettled Patriots team beat the Texans 27-0 on a Thursday night. Now, Tom Brady – with a bye week – gets the Texans at home with a chance to advance to the AFC title game, and suddenly a historic 16-point spread makes sense. The Texans feature a defense that can pose a challenge Tom to the Patriots and a coaching Brady staff that knows Bill Belichick well, from Bill O’Brien to Romeo Crennel. That familiarity hasn’t helped the Texans, who lost to the Patriots 27-6 last season, O’Brien’s first meeting against his former team. The Patriots have won four playoff home games in a row,

To rattle the Patriots’ offense, defenses need to get Tom Brady off his spot, get penetration up the gut and be physical with New England’s receivers to affect timing routes. If the Texans don’t pressure Brady, it won’t matter what cornerbacks A.J. Bouye and Johnathan Joseph do. Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus have terrorized QBs this season, but neither recorded even a QB hit against the Pats in September. They will be key, along with rookie defensive lineman D.J. Reader. Denver’s 17 QB hits in the AFC Championship last season led to one of Brady’s worst playoff performances. The Texans need to take advantage of where their blue-chippers are – in the defensive front – and try to use that blueprint if they want to pull an upset for the ages.


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will be the playoff debut for rookie sensation Tyreek Hill, who scored 12 touchdowns this season.



On Sunday night in Week 4, the Steelers blew the doors off the Chiefs at Heinz Field, jumping out to a 36-0 lead en route to a 43-14 thrashing. Back-to-back turnovers by the Chiefs, leading to back-to-back Steelers touchdowns, opened the rout. Three months later, the Steelers head to K.C. coming off Le’Veon a convincing 30-12 win over the Bell Dolphins, but the focus postgame turned to Ben Roethlisberger’s walking boot and assistant coach Joey Porter’s arrest. On the field, though, Pittsburgh’s offense rolled. The Chiefs went 10-2 after that loss to Pittsburgh, winning the AFC West and a bye. This

Le’Veon Bell ran through and around a Dolphins defense to the tune of 167 rushing yards in the wild-card round. The dual-threat back had 144 rushing yards against the Chiefs in Week 4, his first game back from a three-game suspension. He has averaged a staggering 143.1 rushing yards in his past seven games. The Chiefs’ defense – one that is without ILB Derrick Johnson – gave up 4.43 yards per touch on the ground this season, ninth-worst in the NFL. Starting with a push from nose tackle Dontari Poe, Kansas City’s front seven will need to find a way to contain Bell. Inside ‘backer Ramik Wilson has to be a sure tackler on the patient and explosive Bell. The Chiefs held opponents under 100 rushing yards only four times this season.



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Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys steamrolled the Packers, 30-16, at Lambeau Field in Week 6 behind 191 rushing yards – Green Bay permitted 171 in its first four games combined – and four takeaways, or three more than Green Bay’s past seven opponents totaled. Dallas continued overwhelming foes en route to the NFC’s top seed, whereas the Packers lost four of their next five but Aaron haven’t stumbled since. Divine in- Rodgers tervention helped Aaron Rodgers overcome a sluggish start in the wild-card round for a fabulous flourish and 38-13 conquest of Big Blue and the NFL’s hottest defense. Green Bay’s advancing came at a significant cost, however: Jordy Nelson (NFL-leading 14 receiving TDs) suffered a rib injury that’ll likely keep him out.

It’s one thing to stop Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings with six defenders; Dom Capers knows he’ll need box reinforcements to contain Elliott, Dallas’ do-it-all dynamo and the NFL’s rushing leader, who logged 30 touches and 174 scrimmage yards at Lambeau. Mike Daniels will tussle with a pair of All-Pros in C Travis Frederick and RG Zack Martin, attempting to keep ILBs Jake Ryan, coming off perhaps his best game as a pro, and Blake Martinez free. Julius Peppers, who turns 37 Wednesday, was exceptional vs. the Giants while playing a season-high 74 percent of the snaps (compared to just 48 in Week 6), but it’ll be top run defenders Clay Matthews and Nick Perry most responsible for setting the edges against Elliott and Prescott, another dangerous perimeter threat. Remember, Dallas’ best defense against the planet’s hottest passer is Elliott and the NFL’s leading ball control attack.



Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, FOX, Georgia Dome


Coming off a Week 5 road upset in Denver – their fourth consecutive win – the Falcons flew high into Seattle, where a 26-24 defeat ended in controversy with Richard Sherman avoiding a pass interference penalty despite egregiously holding Julio Jones’ right arm on Atlanta’s final offensive play. Fast-forward three months: Seattle, after running roughshod over the Lions, travels cross-country to face a rested Falcons squad in the rematch from earlier this season and the 2012 divisional round, when Matt Ryan and Co. squandered a 20-point fourth-quarter lead but positioned Matt Bryant in the final minute for a 49-yard field goal as time expired for a 30-28 triumph. The Falcons’ NFC title game loss to San Francisco the following week was their last postseason game; Seattle won Super Bowl XLVIII the next year and nearly repeated following the 2014 season.


Perhaps the weekend’s best matchup, Sherman vs. Jones, takes on a different feel than the first meeting, when Jones had a game-high seven catches, 139 yards and a touchdown, and that was with Earl Thomas patrolling the deep middle. Unlike the Lions, who failed to expose Thomas’ replacement Steven Terrell, Ryan (NFL-high 9.3 yards per attempt) and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s bread and butter is attacking vertically. Shanahan, through motion and bunch sets, effectively schemed to free Jones from a frustrated Sherman’s star coverage. Expect Sherman to again travel with Jones, increasing the onus on DeShawn Snead and nickel Jeremy Lane against Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu, among others. On offense, Seattle will look to build on Thomas Rawls’ franchise playoff record 161 rushing yards against a young Falcons run ‘D’ that permitted 4.5 yards per carry (25th in the NFL) and avoided an injured Rawls and C.J. Prosise last time.

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