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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 OBITUARIES Alan Carpenter, 74 Margaret Finn, 90 Addie A. Kaisand, 82 Rosemary Krueger, 84 Kathleen Lukavsky, 45 Christy Stafford, 49 Christina Verburg, 86 INSIDE TODAY

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Newton resident to appear on Season 13 of American Idol Heikkila’s tryout in Omaha to air later in a few weeks By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor Season 13 of arguably one of the most successful reality television singing contests debuts tonight with a two-hour special. But those hoping to see Newton’s own Dani Heikkila perform on “American Idol” may have to wait awhile to see her audition. The two-hour season premiere of AI airs tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Dani, 16, auditioned last fall in Omaha, which will air on the Thursday,

Jan. 30, episode. The show airs each Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. on KDSM-TV Channel 17.1, the Des Moines FOX affiliate. The Newton native can’t talk about how the audition went — spoilers — but some AI bloggers are suggesting she did quite well. Dani has performed as part of the Worship Team at The Newton Church of the Way. According to her Facebook page, she said she was mentored by “an amazing team of leadership within the church.” IDOL See Page 5A

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By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor A Bellevue, Wash., woman is coming to Newton later this week with “a real message of hope” for families dealing with infertility issues. She will use her own personal story to illustrate how the ministry she now runs can be a benefit to others. Maria Lancaster, co-founder and director of the Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park, will speak Saturday evening at the home of Jon and Christie Dunwell at 912 S. 11th Ave. W. in Newton. The dessert gathering is intended for community leaders and begins at 6 p.m. For more information, or to RSVP, community leaders may contact the Dunwells at (515) 528-1711. “This is all about the mystery of life,” Jon Dunwell said. “It’s about understanding what has been revealed about life.”

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Who: Those interested in embryo adoption What: Maria Lancaster, Executive Director, Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park speaking When: 6 p.m. Saturday; 8:15, 9:30, 10:30 a.m. Sunday Where: Jon and Christie Dunwell home, 912 S. 11th Ave. W. in Newton; Community Heights Alliance in Newton Embryo Adoption — How It Works The following is the process for donating and adopting families who participate with Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park. PROCESS See Page 5A

Supervisors select county newspapers By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer After delaying its vote for nearly two weeks, the Jasper County Board of Supervisors selected the three newspapers that will serve as the official county newspapers for 2014. “It looks like the Newton Daily News, the Hometown Press in Sully and the Jasper County Tribune out in Colfax have the leading circulation,” board chair Joe Brock said. “I make a motion that we designate the official newspapers for 2014 as the Newton Daily News, Hometown Press and Jasper County Tribune.” During the Jan. 2 meeting, the board specified the manner in which they were to receive circulations numbers from the four

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The Newton Planning and Zoning Commission met Tuesday night for a special meeting regarding the annexation of Raceway Acres and Modlin property. After a unanimous vote by the commission, the proposal of making the annexation official will be brought before Newton City Council. “It’s required by zoning codes that a plan of zoning must be forwarded to the city council,” Newton Planning

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Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad delivered his 2014 Condition of the State Address to the 150 members of the General Assembly. The title of the address was “Iowa is Working.” During the speech, Branstad focused on a 2104 legislative agenda that included: • the Home Base Iowa veterans jobs plan; • increasing broadband Internet access for all Iowans; • freezing tuition at Regent institutions as a means to combat college student debt; • expanded anti-bullying legislation to protect children; and • increased access to apprenticeships and job training for students and workers.

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Zach Johnson/Daily News Erin Chambers, director of the Newton Planning and Zoning Commission, speaks during Tuesday night’s meeting.

and Zoning Commission Director Erin Chamber said. “The annexation will make the Raceway Acres LLC and Rader Lakeview Estates Lot No. 2 apart of the city commercial district.” The staff is recommending the proposed annexation of the land with a zoning designation of C-T: Tourist Oriented Commercial District. “The C-T designation will make the new land commercially driven, but developers will have the option of creating second level residential if they choose to do so,” Chambers said.


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Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets Thursday

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The Survivors of Suicide Support Group will meet on Thursday  in the library at First United Methodist Church in Newton.  The support group is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Gary Marzolf and Elsie Ulland are trained facilitators through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Call and leave a message at (641) 792-8575 if you have questions or if you plan to attend the meeting.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild to meet Thursday

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be at 7 p.m. Thursday (note corrected day) at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The program for the evening will be a presentation by Jo Kono on pieced jackets.  The history of quilting also will be reviewed. Treats and drink will be furnished by Margaret A. and Margaret L. Jensen. Quilters of all levels are welcome. Contact Margaret A. Jensen at (641) 792-7720 with any questions.

Kids Against Hunger packaging event Feb. 15 On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Jasper County Kids Against Hunger program will package food to be sent to feed families in parts of the world where people are starving because of a shortage of food. In the past years, the Jasper County KAH has packaged more than 288,000 meals. The food has been sent to many countries, such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti and Philippine Islands, and also has been distributed in Iowa. The Feb. 15  packaging event will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. All are welcome. To participate, gather a team of 12 and collect $360 in donations. Then come to help package the food. The deadline to register a team or a single individual who is willing to work with others is Feb. 7. Contact Bill Bennett at jasper.co.kah@ gmail.com  to register or to receive more information about the event.

Club Notes Chapter K-EN T.T.T. Chapter K-EN T.T.T. held the monthly meeting on Jan. 14 at Park Center. Betty Hotchkin and Jeanne Bridenstine served as co-hostesses. The evening started with dessert. Rose Evans called the meeting to order. Minutes were read and the treasurer’s report given. Committees reported on activities in the past month. The camp girls enjoyed an evening out for dinner and the theatre for the holidays. The group decided to send three girls to camp in the summer of 2014. It was reported that cards and a memorial were sent upon the loss of our member, Ruth Cleverly. A few cheese balls remain to be sold. Any member can be contacted if interested in purchasing one. The group decided to send cash donations for the Step It Up program to the national office in May to assist with operating costs. Jeanne Bridenstine shared the new RADA catalogs with the group. Each member brought an item reflecting “Back in the Day” to share with the group. All enjoyed hearing the stories behind the items.

Submitted Photo Four sixth-grade band students were selected to participate in the Sixth Grade Metro Honor Band on Jan. 14 at St. Francis of Assisi School in West Des Moines. Students were selected for the honor band on the basis of advanced progress in technique books and outstanding musicianship. The 82 students involved in the honor band represented 28 different elementary/middle school districts in the Metro area. Students rehearsed from 1 to 5 p.m. and presented a concert at 7 p.m. The Newton students selected for the band are (from left) Luke Zaabel, son of Roger and Pam Zaabel, trumpet; Blake Sevenbergen, son of Scott and Ange Sevenbergen, tuba; Courtney Dawson, daughter of Jerry and Christine Dawson, trombone; and Giavanna Gast, son of Guy and Deana Gast, alto sax. Luke and Courtney attend Aurora Heights Elementary School, and Blake and Giavanna attend Woodrow Wilson.

Academic Achievements Central College The following students were named to the fall 2013 Central College dean’s list: Jonathan Beckham, Elizabeth Mount, Kora Scotton, Amanda Meyer-Smith and Jenna Conn of Newton; Kaylee Clark, Elijah Horton, Kayla Sunvold and Allison McBroom of Runnells; Gregory Fagg of Monroe; Blake Rozendaal of Lynnville; Diana Zabrodova of Otley; Aly James of Searsboro; and Jacob Van Manen and Allisyn Brandenburg of Kellogg. The honor is awarded to fulltime students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Iowa State University Area students receiving degrees during Iowa State University’s winter commencement include Baxter residents Julia Robinson, bachelor of science in journalism and mass communication and Jacki Sutherland, bachelor of science in supply chain management; Mingo resident Jonathan Petermeier, bachelor of liberal studies; Monroe resident Dane Jenkins, bachelor of science in construction engineering;

Newton residents Ashley Andrew, bachelor of science in child, adult and family services,  Shelby Bird, bachelor of science in history, Bianca Hernandez, bachelor of science in elementary education,  and Allison Thongvanh, bachelor of science in electrical engineering. Trinity Christian College Lucas Vanderwal of New Sharon and Krista Fopma of Sully were named to Trinity Christian College’s fall 2013 dean’s list. Trinity students must be enrolled full time and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Macalester College Isaac Mathison-Bowie, a graduate of Newton Senior High School, has been named to the Dean’s List of Macalester College for academic achievement during the fall semester of the 20132014 school year. William Penn University William Penn University announced its president’s list for the fall 2013 semester. To be included on the president’s list, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.

Area residents included on the President’s List include Caleb Hoeksema of Lynnville; Shawn Junkins of Monroe; and Alora Simmons and Haley Wilcox of Newton. William Penn University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester includes Emily Braga of Newton and Keri Beener of Prairie City. Mercy College of Health Sciences Local residents named to the Mercy College of Health Sciences dean’s list for the summer 2013 semester were Katelyn Buehrer and Brittany Harmison, both of Colfax; Jennifer Miles of Prairie City; and Erin VanDerwerf of Monroe. To qualify for the dean’s list, students must attain a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.749, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours. Those named to the president’s list were Erin VanDerwerf of Monroe; Stacia Vos of Sully; and Michael Bloome of Newton. To qualify for the president’s list, students must attain a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours.

Des Moines teenagers smash window, escape house fire DES MOINES (AP) — Two Des Moines teenagers escaped a fire in their home by smashing a window and scrambling to safety. KCCI-TV reports a smoke alarm sounded Tuesday morning in the home of Butch Grimm. The alarm roused Grimm’s 13-year-old son, who rushed to wake up his 15-year-old sister. They tried to get out, but the small house was filling quickly with smoke, so the girl wrapped her hand with a cloth and smashed the bottom part of a window. They removed the shards of glass and climbed out. Grimm’s two other children were at school when the fire broke out. Most of the family’s possessions were destroyed in the fire, but Grimm says he’s relieved his family is safe. NewtoN

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and Branson. Christy was a dedicated mother to her daughter Amber (Mike) Cox, and a devoted grandmother to

her grandsons, Michael and Job. She is survived by her companion, Zach Blevins; father Gary Stafford; brother Lee (Ted) Stafford; sister Alicia (Troy Wearmouth); and niece Ashley Stafford, all of Branson, Mo. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at New Beginnings Fellowship in Hollister, Mo. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Amber Cox, PO Box 1872, Hollister, MO 65673. 

Memorials to the Ronald McDonald House may be left at the funeral home. Memorials also may be mailed to the funeral home; please add, Attn: Kaisand Family on the en-

velope.      Those left to honor Addie’s memory are her two daughters, Debbie (Mike) Lee of Prosper, Texas and Kathy Wood of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Nicole (Nathan) Petersen of Fulton, Ill., and Adam Wood of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and her two sisters, Mary Alice Wells of Bettendorf and Joan Lemke of Grinnell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund “Ed” Kaisand in 2007; and sister, Doris Campbell.

Jan. 4, 2014 Christy June Stafford, 49, formerly of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Branson, Mo. She was surrounded by her family when she lost her short battle with cancer. Christy was born March 10, 1964, to Gary and Roberta Stafford. She was employed by Casey’s General Store in Newton

Addie A. (Mehlin) Kaisand Jan. 11, 2014 Addie A. (Mehlin) Kaisand, 82, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Newton, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home in San Antonio, Texas.         A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the funeral home.

Alan Carpenter Jan. 11, 2014 Alan Carpenter, 74, died at his home Jan. 11, 2014. He was born in Newton on May 5, 1939. He graduated from Newton High School in 1957 and Luther College in 1962. He began working for Travelers Insurance Company as a claims adjuster and worked his way up to management positions. His work took him to several states, and after 42 years with the company, he retired and continued to live in Florida. For many years, he enjoyed working with wood, antiques and was a skilled craftsman. Retirement gave him time to travel the world with his wife Rebecca. In addition to pleasure trips to the seven continents, his passion of serving

others took him on 28 missions. He provided reading glasses to the less fortunate in countries such as South Sudan, Peru, Cuba, Namibia and villages of the Amazon. His love of God influenced all aspects of his life including love for his family and friends. As his health declined because of pulmonary fibrosis, he continued to feel blessed, was at peace and ready to meet Jesus. He was preceded in

death by his parents, Harold and Mabel Carpenter; an infant sister; and his daughter, Stephanie Sillaci. Besides his wife, Rebecca, survivors include his brother, Dave (Donita) Carpenter of Newton; his sister, JoAnn Reninger (Tom) of Tucson, Ariz.; uncle and aunt Gerald and Dorothy Carpenter; step-son Chris (Anne) Storms; nephews; nieces; cousins; and stepgranddaughters. Donations may be made to the Alan and Rebecca Endowment Scholarship at Luther College, 700 College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101-1043, or Halifax Health Hospice, 1250 St. Road 15A, Suite 5 DeLand, FL 32720. A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Northland Church in Longwood, Fla.

Margaret Finn Jan. 15, 2014 Margaret Finn, 90, of Newton died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Newton. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.

Christina S. (Swaan) Verburg Jan. 13, 2014 Christina S. (Swaan) Verburg, 86, of Pella died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Oskaloosa Care Center.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Pella. Interment will be made at Oakwood Cemetery in Pella. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home.

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Kathleen Adeline Lukavsky Jan. 11, 2014 Kathleen Adeline Lukavsky, 45, of Newton died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.  A funeral mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. On Friday, Jan. 17, please join the family for a time of singing at 3:30 p.m. at the church followed by a visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. and a vigil service at 5 p.m. Mem o r i als to the Options Pregnancy Clinic (crisis pregnancy clinic) or Maggie’s Place (provides houses of hospitality for pregnant and parenting women in need) may be left at the church during the services or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Kathleen is survived by her parents, Urban and Mary (Halligan) Lukavsky of Newton; siblings, Joan Lukavsky of Newton, Mary Jane Nydegger of Frisco, Texas, Dr. Timothy (Catalina) Lukavsky of Mesa, Ariz., Dr. James (Angela) Lukavsky of Nixa, Mo., Terese (Bradley) Wiese of Omaha, Neb., Patricia (Cris) Schwanebeck of Knoxville, Julie Lukavsky of Phoenix, Ariz., Paula (Steve) Willson of Urbandale, and Caroline (Russell) Meade of Tiffin; and her many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Jennie and Nancy; and her brothers, Christopher and Thomas.

Rosemary Lee Krueger Jan. 10, 2014 Rosemary Lee Krueger, 84, of Baxter died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Park Centre Nursing Hospice in Newton. A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Bethany United Church of Christ east of Baxter. No funeral service will be held and burial will be at a later date in Bethany UCC Cemetery.  Rosemary was born on Sept. 17, 1929, to Raymond and Irene (Moffitt) GuessfordToedt in Newton. After Raymond passed away, her stepfather, Leo Toedt, was an important part of her life. Rosemary graduated from Newton High School. Shortly after school she married Edgar Krueger on July 25, 1948, in Newton. Rosemary was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, the Flying Farmers, League of Women Voters, founding and retired member of the

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Messick, Julius right to not support Newton Housing Initiative To the editor: I believe Dennis Messick and former Councilman D.J. Julius expressed wisdom by not being supportive of the Newton Housing Initiative bond for $3,650,000 to build a large number of $225,000 homes when taxes are high and will continue to be so for 10 years. I do not see guaranteed high taxes for 10 years as an incentive for the average homebuyer. If high salaried workers in Des Moines buy into it, they may have a deal, but the average homeowner in Newton will not, and this

could prove a hardship for retirees who did not fare so well and those who have had to settle for lower-paying jobs. If taxes go up, rent frequently goes up. That may prove a hardship for those saving to buy a home or stay in Newton. I repeat, considering to maintain high taxes for 10 years is not a happy thought. I believe a suggestion was made to try it over a shorter period of time. Perhaps that could be reconsidered. Joyce Moen Newton

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Trivia time As the emcee at Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center played an audio clip, a small debate broke out at my table and fellow staff writer Zach Johnson provided our team’s answer. “Al Pacino. Yeah that sounded like him,” Zach said with the utmost confidence. He was wrong and By Ty Rushing it turned out the answer to, “Name the Daily News Staff Writer actor or the television character’s name from this audio clip?” was David Hyde-Pierce or Niles Crane. Good hustle out there Zach. With my normal Thursday night tradition, karaoke at The Scoreboard on hiatus, I had to figure out how I was going to celebrate my 27th birthday last Thursday? Thankfully, I’ve found a new Thursday night activity that is sure to take Newton by storm: Trivia Night at Fore Seasons. My team “The Hobbit Squad,” wound up winning second-place after six rounds of do-or-die, hardcore and intense trivia action. Questions ranged from “who was the only First Lady to be subpoenaed?” to “what is the name of Jay Z’s clothing line?” This is what made trivia night awesome. Literally any team could win any round at any given moment. Unlike my favorite game show of all time, “Jeopardy,” you didn’t need to be a whiz at classic British literature or known the capitols of European countries to win. If you have ever watched old TV shows, listened to any type of music from the last four decades or are obsessed with how awesome Jay Z is, you and your team stand a chance of winning. As a team, we only managed to win one round, where you identified the famous actors by name after looking at a card with their pictures on them in numerical order. We were so confident, that in fact, we used our “Joker,” which means you get double points if you win. Our roll of the dice paid off and we did in fact win that round. Unfortunately, so did several other teams, which resulted in the first tie-breaker of the night. To resolve this tie-breaker, each team picked one person to go up and answer a bonus question. It was my birthday and I decided to call my own number.

As I made my way up there to represent the Hobbit Squad, I begin to feel the pressure mounting on me. Finally, the question was asked, “What percentage of party guests look through the host’s medicine cabinet?” The rules for answering the question were “Price is Right” style and if you went over the amount, your answer was wrong. I guessed 60 percent and yeah, I was pretty wrong. The actual answer was 40 percent. I call shenanigans and I think the people who were surveyed for this question didn’t provide honest answers. I mean come on, even if you don’t do it on the regular, plenty of people have looked in someone’s cabinet during a party (yes, I’m guilty of this, don’t judge me). Once I was back in my seat, the two hours that it takes to complete all six rounds seemed to fly by as I was enjoying a $4 pork tenderloin sandwich and $3 bacon cheese fries as my team and I took turns bashing the teammate who gave a wrong answer. Another reason it flew was Andy, the aforementioned emcee. He does a great job of finding questions that are fun, yet challenging, providing sweet prizes and having great interactions with the crowd. It was our first trivia night and he was there to guide us through it and he made sure we had a good time. But it wasn’t just us he kept an eye on; he was creating inside jokes with just about every table, whether they were regulars or “newbies” like us. This was a pretty impressive feat considering last week there a was standing room only crowd. In fact, last week’s success prompted them to move tomorrow evenings trivia into the “big room” at Fore Seasons. All week people kept asking me, “What are you going to do for your birthday?” and when I told them, “Go to trivia?” I would often get puzzled looks followed by, “Really?” Well, I’m glad I stuck to my guns, because I had a great time at trivia and it was way more fun than getting stood up like I did on my 26th birthday or working an overnight at the warehouse like I did for my 21st birthday. So thanks Newton for helping me ring in 27 and look “fore” me tomorrow at trivia. And this week I’m going for first place. ••• Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at, trushing@newtondailynews.com

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Adoption Continued from Page 1A Lancaster will then speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services at Community Heights Alliance in Newton. She also will present during the Sunday School hour, which begins at 9:30 a.m. “I will also bring my book, ‘Souls on Ice.’ Mike Huckabee wrote the forward,” Lancaster said. “It includes 11 other stories about families who have had babies as a result of embryo adoption.” The Lancasters had struggled with infertility for years when, about 11 years ago, Maria’s husband Jeff heard an interview about embryo adoption during Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio program. Dobson was discussing the process of adopting frozen embryos with Marlene Strege, the first woman to ever do so, who now has a little girl named Hannah. Maria had endured several painful miscarriages in the past, but the message she and her husband got from Dobson’s interview with Strege gave them renewed hope. They contacted Dobson, who referred them to the adoption agency Strege had used, and became the first family in Washington to adopt embryos

from another family. “We’re now the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Elisha,” Lancaster said. “She is a reminder to us all that life is precious and that life does begin at conception and should be cherished.” Elisha had been frozen when developed to just two cells, and had been in storage at minus-200 F in a medical freezer for four years when she was adopted. She will be coming to Newton with her mother, as well. She will speak about her own experience. “If people haven’t heard about, they probably know someone who has been impacted by infertility,” Lancaster said. “One in four families struggle with infertility, so almost everyone knows someone impacted by it.” Having overcome their own battle with infertility and miscarriage, Maria and Jeff partnered with Pastor Joe Fuiten of Cedar Park Church in Bothell, Wash. Together, they established Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park, the first church-based embryo adoption ministry. Since it began in 2008, the agency has connected dozens of families from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom with the still-new and affordable adoption option. Many have given birth to their own “miracle” children,

Process Continued from Page 1A These are the basic steps; individual specific steps may vary for some families. For the donor family, having remaining embryos stored in a freezer can pose a dilemma, however, embryo adoption is an alternative to discarding the embryos and donating them for embryonic stem cell research.

Legislature Continued from Page 1A The governor also proposed a Fiscal Year 2015 budget that spends only 91 percent of the state’s authorized capacity. His recommendation is eight percentage points less than is required by law. State Rep. Dan Kelley (DNewton) had said Monday his top priority this legislative session will be job creation to

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Embryos may be donated to another family anonymously. Or, they can be made available to a family for adoption where the family could be known on some level of contact. The kind of contact between the families is decided by the donor family and includes: • Closed adoption. You would know the first names of the family. You can still have a birth announcement. You can still find out if there was a born child, if you want to know.

help grow Iowa’s middle class. He said that could be done by championing initiatives such as raising the minimum wage, freezing tuition, and expanding job training efforts. Following the governor’s address, he said lawmakers are ready to work together and build a strong middle class. “If we keep focused on the middle class, we can approve some common sense solutions and give Iowans more economic security,” he said. “I was

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like Elisha. “It’s very rare that women can’t carry a child, once they’re pregnant,” Lancaster said. “Once they’re pregnant, it’s usually not a problem. We can do a lot of help with embryo adoption — it’s a real message of hope, but it’s an avenue not a lot of people know about.” Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park’s mission is designed to bring the millions of couples who struggle with infertility together with the families who have thousands of human embryos held in suspended animation in medical freezers to help them connect so that those embryos have “a chance to be born into a loving family.” “Every embryo is a precious gift of matchless value, a human being at its earliest stages,” Lancaster said. “Our goal is to bring families together, and offer embryos a chance to be born, for the sake of their own lives, and for the infinite number of future generations.” A Waukee family has a similar story to tell. Luke and Joni Timm had been married for 12 years, with three children — 9-year-old Isaac, 6-yearold Mattea and 4-year-old Phoebe — when they decided they wanted to grow their family through adoption. “From the beginning of our marriage, Joni and I knew that

scribers since July 1, 2013,” Carpenter said at the Jan. 2 meeting. Dan Goetz, the publisher of the Daily News, the Tribune and Prairie City News, was in attendance, as well as Hometown Press Publisher Margaret Vander Weerdt. The board also approved County Sanitarian Kevin Luetters, request that the county

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adoption would be part of our lives. It is more than a nagging feeling or a passing idea; it is a calling,” Luke said. “That calling has been confirmed time and time again by close friends who have adopted or who are adopted and hearing the blessing it has been in their lives. At every turn, God seems to have prompted us, never allowing the passion for adoption to fade too much.” Just recently, the Timms came to the conclusion that a regular adoption would take quite a bit of time, until Phoebe was anywhere from 5 to 7 years old. They soon heard about embryo adoption. “If the biological parents are unable to implant all of their embryos, they are able to remain in a frozen state for a long period of time. For some, this creates a personal point of angst,” Luke said. “Some biological parents wish to have their embryos given a chance at life but are unable to provide it themselves. Often times the reason is physical or health related. Sometimes it is more personal and complicated than that. Simply donating them is an option, but for some parents they desire more input into the process.” Embryo adoption is similar to a traditional adoption in that the adoptive family must go through home studies, background checks and

• Semi-open adoption. You would know the adopting family by their first names only, and have communication facilitated through Embryo Adoption Services of Cedar Park. You would get birth announcement/photos etc. • Open adoption. You would get to know the adopting family on a first and last name basis and would be allowed contact with the family and their child on mutually agreed upon terms. Donating families give some basic information about themselves and their

pleased to hear the governor talk about issues like renewable energy, keeping tuition affordable, and connecting more homes and businesses in rural Iowa to broadband technology.” State Sen. Dennis Black (DLynnville) echoed Kelley’s sentiments. “Last year, the Iowa Legislature showed that Democrats and Republicans can work together when we focus on helping more Iowans move into the

Moines Buccaneers hockey team, at Iowa Speedway and Knoxville Raceway, and at the open ceremonies of the Iowa State Fair. Additionally, she has performed at local churches, nursing homes and

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continue to use the Iowa Department of Natural Resources “master matrix” standard to evaluate any potential future hog confinement feeding operations within the county. By approving the resolution, the county is entitled to use the master matrix for the remainder of the year. Sheriff John Halferty’s quarterly report was approved. His

embryos. The adoption agency then looks for “match” families within its files, and send family profiles to the donating family for review. When the donating family finds an adopting family it is comfortable with, the agency will initiate contact in line with the level of contact the donating family has specified. If the adopting family is satisfied, a match is made and paperwork is finalized, resulting in the adoption and transfer of the embryos.

middle class,” he said. “This year, we need to invest in our local schools after several years of falling short.” He noted that since the 2010 election, in which Republicans gained control of the House and Branstad, also a Republican, returned to Terrace Hill, funding increases for education have trailed the averages of previous years. He also noted Republicans have “ignored state law” requiring the General Assembly address K-12 school

public events. Patrons of Raceway Cafe may remember several of her impromptu performances when she worked there. Dani is a “dual threat ” in that

the like before they can be approved for adoption. And through adoption, the genetic parents have much more say about who adopts their embryos than if they were simply to donate them. “They also have the peace of mind to know that we have been fully scrutinized as a family so that their embryos have the best chance of becoming happy, healthy children physically and emotionally,” Luke added. Ultimately, the Timms were connected with a couple from Alaska, from whom they arranged to adopt some embryos. A few days later, a FedEx truck arrived with the package of frozen embryos, which had been shipped cross-continent to Waukee. After the embryos were implanted, the Timms returned to the doctor’s office for an ultrasound. “It worked — really worked,” Luke said. They saw one heartbeat, then another heartbeat and then a third.” The Timms’ triplets, Malachi, Ezekiel and Evangeline, were born last month at a Des Moines hospital. Although there was a longer hospital stay — related to the fact they were multiples, not the invitro fertilization process — all three were healthy and are now at home with the rest of their family.

funding early in the session. “We’ve found bipartisan agreement on a commercial property tax cut, on freezing university tuition, on health care, and on expanding workforce training opportunities but we haven’t yet found bipartisan agreement on local school funding,” Black said. “Nothing is more important to Iowa’s economy and expanding the middle class than providing Iowa children with a great education.”

she also plays the guitar, expanding her skills under the instruction of Nick Knudsen of Poppa Neptune. She has sometimes performed with Poppa Neptune on stage, as well.

office dispersed $234,790.54 for the quarter and had receipts of $229,648.09 and ended with a fund balance of $10,580.18. Transfer orders 1316 and 1317 were approved. Transfer order 1316 would transfer $116,910.97 from the General Fund and into the Secondary Road Fund. 1317 would move $1,064,683.78 from the rural services fund into the Second-

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Angry dad wants to learn how to control his emotions DEAR ABBY: I’m a dad in my 30s and I have a problem. I have been battling anger issues since I was a kid. I have been finding myself getting more and more worked up with my kids. When they misbehave, I lose it and yell at them. It is the way I was raised; however, I feel even worse afterward. I really want to break this habit. I don’t want the only memories my children have of me to be images of my red face and bugged-out eyes hollering at them. Do you have any guidelines I can follow to get a better handle on my anger? — LOUD DAD IN WEST VIRGINIA DEAR LOUD DAD: Yes, I do. And I’m glad you asked me because it’s important that you find other ways of relieving your frustration than taking it out on your children. It is not only counterproductive, it is extremely destructive. When a bigger person yells at a smaller person, the message is often lost because the smaller person (in your case, your children) simply shuts down out of fear that physical violence might follow. You should not ignore your feelings when your children act up. Rather, you need to find another manner for expressing your emotions. My booklet “The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It” offers suggestions on redirecting angry feelings in a healthy way. It can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus a check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby — Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Dealing with anger calmly and with reason is more effective than lashing out. Expressing your feelings is healthy when it’s done with a few well-chosen words that make your point. As you have already learned,

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Kellogg United Methodist host free sharing supper The Kellogg United Methodist Church will host a sharing supper on Saturday at 6 p.m. The free meal consists of homemade chili, vegetable soup, cornbread and dessert and will be served in the fellowship hall. All are invited to attend. Contact Pastor Tim Morgan at morgans@pcpartner.net for more information.

UCC host program on prejudice and religion Congregational United Church of Christ located at 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton invites all to come today at 7:15 p.m. as they commemorate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. asking the question, “How do the –isms affect our faith?” Dr. Kesho Scott — internationally renowned diversity trainer/consultant, associate professor of American studies and sociology at Grinnell College and awardwinning writer — will present and guide us in exploring the ways the –isms (racism, sexism, classism, etc.) impact spirituality. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Rev. Jessica Petersen at the church office (641.792.3773) with any questions.  Zach Johnson/Daily News Associate Pastor John Patterson and Worship Pastor Mike Osterbauer pose with the yard sign asking the Newton community to ask about Community Heights Church.

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Ask About Community Heights Church By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer Members of the Community Heights Alliance Church want the community to “Ask me about Community Heights church.” Before Thanksgiving, Community Heights Alliance Church began a sign campaign asking the community to ask them about the church. Community Heights had yard signs made for all the church members to put in their yards. “This has been an amazing campaign for our church in multiple ways,” Community Heights Alliance Associate Pastor John Patterson said. “It has be-

came a way many of our church members have got to know each other, who attend different services.” The campaign was created by Community Heights members Paul Goodman and his wife, Marilyn, who presented an idea on how the church could connect and let people know it was a part of the Newton Community. “The campaign has increased awareness of the number of members of Community Heights and has created encouragement as it gives our members a chance to identify other members of the congregation,” Patterson said. Community Heights

focuses on the connection within its church, but also among surrounding churches in Newton. “We have seen more of a connection amongst those who have recognized the signs across town,” Patterson said. “In the end, it’s still about spreading the love of Jesus Christ across the community of Newton.” Community Heights offers many programs and has started a few new campaigns, but recognizes the main endgoal of its ministry. “The one thing more important than anyone attending Community Heights, is that people get in touch with the

Adults who wish to find out more about becoming Catholic Christians are invited to attend an informational session at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. The informational sessions will be Monday, Jan. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in McCann Center. These sessions are designed as an opportunity for participants to ask questions about the Catholic Church, its teachings, its rituals, and its way of life. The process for becoming Catholic is also explained. For more information, call Tammy Norcross, pastoral minister, (641) 792-2050, ext. 224, or shadultform@iowatelecom.net

Lord and discover there is a God that loves them and has a longing to be in a relationship with us,” Patterson said. “We have many great churches here in our community, which we meet to help them grow as we never want to compete with them.” Community Heights plans on creating more new innovative ways for people find a church home in the community. “Come check us out, if your looking for a church home,” Patterson said.

We want your briefs No, not those briefs. We want your short (brief ) news items about upcoming events in and around Jasper County. You can submit them to P.O. Box 967, Newton, IA 50208, by calling our news tip line at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or via email to newsroom@newtondailynews.com.

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Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay more attention to the poor. Francis read out the 19 names to a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter’s Square. Since his election in March as the first pontiff

from Latin America, the pope has broken tradition after tradition in terms of protocol and style at the Vatican. But in Sunday’s list, Francis stuck to the church’s rule of having no more than 120 cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff. The College of Cardinals is 13 shy of that 120mark among eligible-to-vote members. In addition, three cardinals will turn 80 by May. Not counting the four picks from the curia

who no longer represent the church in their homelands, the other new voting cardinals include two from Europe, three from North and Central America, three from South America, and two apiece from Africa and Asia. Francis has stressed that the church hierarchy mustn’t view itself as an elite aloof from its flock, but instead serve its flock, especially the poor.

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Newton’s boys ride fast start to win over Oskaloosa By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer NEWTON — Fast starts and big finishes haven’t been commonplace so far this season for Newton’s boys basketball team, but they got a little bit of both in a big win on Tuesday night against the visiting Oskaloosa Indians. Junior Tyler Wood came out in a flurry, scoring 13 points in the first quarter to the Indians’ 12. He had 21 at halftime and finished with 28 in the 78-59 victory for the Cardinals. Wood started things, but they were finished with a total team effort of scoring and rebounding by Chandler Sturtz, Devin Shores and Joe Banfield, all of which had buckets during a big second-half stretch that allowed Newton to pull away. “With Tyler, that’s pretty standard,” Newton coach Nick Wilkins said. “We can’t get used to him scoring that

many a night, but the fact is he’s that good of a player. He’s going to score, and he doesn’t take a lot of shots to do it. He shoots a good percentage all the way around. It gets the other kids going too. Everybody else started to hit shots, and we got going from there.” The Indians had trimmed Newton’s lead down to four points with 3:17 to go in the third quarter, but coming out of a timeout, Newton’s press forced a turnover, which led to a 3-pointer by Sturtz. Sturtz rebounded an Osky miss and found Connor Gholson at the top of the circle for another long-range shot. Gholson and Wood both hit 3-pointers midway through the final quarter, and with two minutes left and a 17-point lead, Wilkins was able to rest his starters the remainder of the game. BOYS See Page 2B

Dustin Turner/Daily News Newton’s Devin Shores goes up and under to cap off a fastbreak during the first quarter of the Cardinals’ win over Oskaloosa. Shores gave the Cards some inside scoring with 13 points.

Newton girls hold off Oskaloosa for win By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer NEWTON — Sydney Jenkins and Michaela Jacobsen’s outside shooting combined for nearly half of Newton’s points, and some inside scoring from Shelby Gray provided the punch the Cardinals needed to snap a four-game losing streak with a 45-37 victory over Oskaloosa on Tuesday. The Indians led early, taking a small 8-7 edge into the second quarter. Early on, the Cards struggled to penetrate the Indians’ 2-3 zone, but a 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second quarter by Jenkins opened things up. Jessica Reynolds got into the post for a score, but the Indians kept answering by driving baseline and getting to the hoop. With 3:40 left in the quarter, sophomore Hannah Rhoads knocked down a shot from the elbow. Jenkins followed with a floater in the lane to tie the game at 15-all. Rhoads then took a charge, which got the momentum swinging even more in Newton’s favor. Jacobsen found Rhoads for a layup, and the Cards began to press. After forcing a turnover that led to another Newton bucket, Osky was forced to call timeout. As time ran down in the quarter, Jacobsen stepped to the line for two free throws. She knocked down the first, and although she missed the second, she got her own rebound and put it back up for the score. The Cards took a

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back-to-back buckets in the post, and Jenkins hit a floater in the lane as time expired to give the Cards a 34-27 lead heading into the final quarter.

Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers square off against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title bout. Yep, here we go again. With a Super Bowl trip on the line. “It’s the Broncos versus the Patriots and certainly Tom and I have played against each other a lot,” Manning said, “but when you get to the AFC championship, it’s about two good teams that have been through a lot to get there.” Manning helped lead Denver past the San Diego Chargers 24-17 on Sunday, setting up another meeting with Brady

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Dustin Turner/Daily News Newton center Shelby Gray goes up for a shot in the post during Newton’s win over Oskalsoos. Gray finished with eight poinst and provided a reliable inside option for the Cardinals.

24-17 lead into halftime. Osky came out with a renewed sense of aggression in the second half, and both team were getting opportunities at the free throw line. The Indians pulled within two points on free throws, but Jacobsen answered with a shot from the baseline. Gray picked up

Raiders win shootout with Eagles By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Zach Samson, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, slips in behind three Saydel defenders for a basket in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference contest at Baxter. Samson and the Raiders edged out the visiting Eagles, 63-62.

BAXTER — With 2.1 seconds on the game clock, all they had to do is inbound the basketball successfully. Three timeouts later, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders had to hold their breath as a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Saydel’s Alex Gustafson bounced up and off the rim. The Eagles had swooped up a steal on the inbounds-play by the Raiders. Gustafson’s shot was on target but a little long. The bounce off the rim gave the Raiders a 6362 victory. CMB won its second straight down-to-the-wire contest in Heart of Iowa Conference play. The Raiders improved to 9-3 on the season. “I missed some early ones but when it came down to it, I knew the team counted on me so I had to pull through,” said Austin Moorman, senior guard. who went 5-of9 from the free-throw line. Moorman sank two charities with eight seconds left in the game to put the margin at four, 63-59. “We came into the game with a bit of revenge on our mind. We had gone there (Saydel) to open the season and lost. We didn’t want to lose to them here at home,” Moor-

man added. Moorman had a game-hight 18 points for CMB. He knocked down four free throws in the final minute of the game, plus came up with a long defensive rebound late. Moorman responded to a drive to the basket by Saydel’s Kyle Walter with one of his own at the 19-second mark. “We didn’t get the ball in at the end but got a fortunate bounce on that final shot by them,” said Scott Brummel, CMB head coach. “How that play went was disappointing, but I was pleased with the way our guys battled in another close game. Playing and winning a close one Friday helped us tonight.” Brummel pointed to the fact that up and down the roster, CMB had players contribute in many ways to the win. Moorman also dished out four assists and got six rebounds. Tommy Galloway made two steals. Bryce Kemp, who had a dunk that turned into a three-point play early in the game to put the Raiders up 7-2, had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kemp also handed out three assists. Seth Balke came up with six defensive rebounds among his nine for the game. RAIDERS See Page 3B


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Mustangs teams declaw Tigers

Sports Calendar

By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer

Thursday High School Wrestling

Colfax-Mingo, Gilbert, Panorama at PCM, 6 p.m. South Hamilton, Roland-Story at CMB, 6 p.m. B-G-M, Montezuma at Lynnville-Sully, 6 p.m. High School Basketball

Roland-Story at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball

Pella at Newton 8th girls, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th girls at Pella, 4:30 p.m.

Friday High School Basketball

Newton at Pella, girls 6:15 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Colfax-Mingo at Nevada, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. CMB at Gilbert, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. PCM at Greene County, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Keota at Lynnville-Sully, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Grinnell at Pella Christian, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Middle School Wrestling

Lynnville-Sully, Oskaloosa, Grinnell at Newton, 4:30 p.m. Saturday High School Wrestling

Newton, PCM at Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Invitational, 10 a.m. Newton JV at Greene County Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Lynnville-Sully at Wayne, 9 a.m. High School Bowling

Pella Christian, Norwalk at Newton, 9 a.m. Boys’ Swimming

Newton at Fort Dodge Invitational, 12:30 p.m. High School Basketball

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Pella at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Pella Christian at Des Moines Christian, girls 5 p.m., boys 6:30 p.m.

GILBERT — Prairie CityMonroe’s basketball teams left Gilbert with a clean sweep on Tuesday night. The Mustang boys took out their Tiger counterparts, 62-51, to move to 10-0, while the Lady Mustangs had an easy, 54-27, win to move to 7-5. For the boys, sophomore Logan Gilman and senior Zach Uhlenhopp shouldered most of the scoring load. Gilman racked up 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting and had 11 rebound for a double-double. Uhlenhopp scored 15 points, going 6-for-10 from the field and added five assists. Seniors Devon Woody, Ryan Jennings and Dillon Bruxvoort each contributed to the win, as well. Woody had 11 points, nailing

three 3-point shots. Jennings scored nine points, and Bruxvoort had five points to go along with six rebounds. PCM shot 25-of-50 from the field, grabbed 28 rebounds and dished out 16 assists. For the girls, they made quck work of the Tigers. PCM got out to a 12-8 lead after the first quarter, and a second-quarter surge gave the Mustangs a 28-14 lead at the half. Another strong quarter allowed PCM to pull away even further, and the Mustangs earned just their second road victory on the season. Junior Courtney Van Houweling led the way for PCM with 14 points. Rachel Freland added 13. Abbi Gilson and Rachel Gulling each scored eight points for the Mustangs. PCM travels to Jeffereson on Friday to take on Greene County in a girl-boy doubleheader.

Newton JV and frosh sweep Indians By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer NEWTON — Newton’s Cardinal boys JV and freshmen basketball teams took out their Oskaloosa counterparts on Monday. The JV came away with a 53-33 win over the Indians, while the freshman secured a 53-32 victory. Jwan Roush led the Cardinal JV squad with 11 points to go along with four steals and five assists. Jordan Travis was second

among Cardinal scorers with 10. Travis also added five rebounds to lead the team. The win moved the JV team to 5-5, with a 2-3 record in LHC play. Morgan Maher had 15 points to lead the freshmen team. Josh Ventling was second among Cardinal scorers with 12. Newton’s ninth graders moved to 7-3 on the year, with a 4-1 record in the conference. Both team will take on Pella in Newton on Thursday.

Tigerhawk girls drop 10th straight By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer ALLEMAN — ColfaxMingo’s girls basketball team continues its search for the elusive first victory after taking a loss to North Polk’s Comets, 57-21, in Alleman on Tuesday. North Polk’s first-half scoring overwhelmed the Tigerhawks, and C-M was unable to eclipse in four quarters what the Comets accomplished in one. C-M trailed 22-3 after the first quarter and 47-13 at halftime. The Tigerhawks were able to subdue the scoring in the second half, but by then, the game was out of reach. McKenzie Cogley led the Tigerhawk girls with nine points. Jena Teed was second on the team with eight, and Breawna Schroder had four points. For the Comets, Megan Murphy put up 16 shots, sinking 10 of them for 23 points. Miranda Murphy had 14, and Macy Gill was third among North Polk scorers wtih 12. C-M heads to Nevada on Friday to take on the Cubs.

Girls: Four-game loss streak snapped Continued from Page 1B Jacobsen got things going in the fourth, hitting a shot from the free-throw line. Jenkins attacked the hoop on the next possession. She missed, but Gray was there to clean it up and give the Cards a 38-27 lead. Newton fought off any attempts Osky could muster of a rally by hitting free throws and rode the lead out until the final buzzer sounded. Jenkins led all scorers with 14. Jacobsen added 10 points, and Gray had

eight. For the Indians, Alexis Westercamp had a team-high 13 points. Taylor Richardson was second among Osky girls with nine. Newton heads to Pella on Friday as the team continues Little Hawkeye Conference play against the Little Dutch, who have won three straight games. Oskaloosa 8-9-10-10 — 37 Newton 7-17-10-11 — 45 Newton — Jenkins 14, Jacobsen 10, Grayn 8, Rhoads 5, Reynolds 4 Oskaloosa — Westercamp 13, Richardson 9, Asia Laudermilch 5, Brittany McQueen 4

Dustin Turner/Daily News Sophomore Hannah Rhoads pushes the pace for the Cards on the fast break. Rhoads picked up five points in the win over Oskaloosa on Tuesday.

Boys: Conference showdown with Little Dutch set for Friday Continued from Page 1B we kind of dug in a little bit defensively,” Wilkins said. “They hung around in that first half and hit some shots. We didn’t get out quite as much as we wanted to on some shooters, but we also wanted to keep it out of (Ryan Reiter’s) hands. He’s their best player, and we wanted to make sure he

wasn’t the one to beat us. We were going to make the rest of the team try to beat us, and I think we did a good job of that in the second half. Our offense got going again tonight, which is something we haven’t had recently, so that was nice to see.” Wood’s 28 led the Cards. Sturtz had 14 points. Shores was third among Cardinal scorers with 13. Gholson

had nine. Ryan Reiter gave the Cards trouble inside, but he was visibly exhausted by the end of the game and was unable to overcome the lack of production from the rest of the Indians squad. He finished with 18 points. Junior Ki-Jana DeJong had 15 for Osky. Newton came out in a 3-2 zone defense, looking to sag off the perimeter

Dustin Turner/Daily News Newton senior Ryan Thompson skies for the hook shot in the lane during the first quarter of the win over Oskaloosa on Tuesday night.

and for Osky to take outside shots, which they were able to knock down early. The Cards got out to a 12-1 lead when Reiter and Carter Caden knocked down 3-pointers for the Indians. Wood’s hot streak fended off an Osky rally, and Newton led 20-12 after one. “We were trying to sag off and make them shoot threes. If they were going to try to go inside, we were going to be there on the catch and double and try to get it out right away. If they were going to beat us, they were going to have to do it by shooting outside shots. We didn’t want them to take advantage of their height,” Wilkins said. Osky began to get the ball inside and went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter. Sturtz got out on the fastbreak and found Shores for a reverse layup to stop the rally. Shores picked off a pass on the next Osky trip down and found Wood in transition. Newton led 30-19 with 5:21 to go in the quarter when Wood picked off an attempted entry pass. He found Banfield in transition, but he was already too far under the basket to score. Banfield, without hesitation, whipped the ball around to Shores for the layup. Osky put together another run of inside scoring to end the half trailing by just six. Curtis Ryder attempted to jumpstart the Indians with some driving layups, which closed the Newton lead early in the third, but that’s when Newton went on its run and didn’t look back. Newton tries to keep its momentum going when the team heads to Pella on Friday. Oskaloosa 12-21-15-11 — 59 Newton 20-19-18-21 — 78 Newton — Wood 28, Sturtz 14, Shores 13, Gholson 9, Nick Easley 4 Oskaloosa — Reiter 18, DeJong 15, Spencer Medlin 9, Ryder 6


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Saydel rolls past CMB girls By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s girls probably wished halftime hadn’t come in Tuesday’s home game against Saydel. The Raiders were in the game — led it early — against the Eagles, trailing by five points at the break. Nothing went the Raiders’ way in the third quarter. Saydel reeled off 14 unanswered points to blow the game wide open. That 18-3 run in the third quarter put the Eagles in control and on their way to a 49-29 win. “It is difficult to win ballgames when your top three scorers are in foul trouble and have to sit for extended periods of time,” said Jamie Zabel, CMB head coach. “If you take out the last three minutes of the second quarter and the first five (minutes) of the third, we played them even up.” CMB got off to a great start in front of the home crowd. Lexi Breon scored the first five points — three coming on a 3-pointer — to put the Raiders up 5-1. Abbie Haupert, who drew double and triple teams all night inside, sank one of two free throws and CMB led 6-1 with 3:53 left in the first period.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News At left, battling for a rebound is Mikayla Eslinger (42) of Collins-Maxwell/Baxter and Saydel’s Cassie Chubb (31) in Tuesday’s Heart of Iowa Conference game in Baxter. Saydel used a 24-0 run spanning the end of the second quarter and first six minutes of the third quarter to push past CMB for a 49-29 victory.

A three-point play by Breon with 24.5 seconds on the clock produced a 10-8 lead for the Raiders. CMB stayed on top through the first half of the second quarter. Haupert scored on back-to-back baskets and CMB’s lead was 17-12 at the halfway mark. Saydel closed out the first half with 10 straight points to lead 22-17 at the break. Then came the big third quarter by the Eagles. Haupert and point guard Mackenzie Schmitz sat on the bench with Zabel for a long time in the third quarter. Both players had four fouls. “I really thought we struggled with their defensive pressure, something that is uncharacteristic of this team. We will be working hard to change the way we prepare for teams and focus on the remaining games on the schedule,” Zabel said. “We are also looking to make improvements to make a deep district run in February.” The Raiders shot just 28.5 percent, 10of-35, from the field on the night. Breon led all scorers with 12 points. Haupert had nine points and nine rebounds. Mikayla Eslinger pulled down seven rebounds and Bridget Hurley had six rebounds. Breon had three assists. Saydel was led by Brooklyn Allgood with 11 points. Cassie Chubb added 10 and Lizzy Miklus had nine points. The Raiders dropped to 4-10 on the season. They go to Gilbert Friday. CMB 7-10-3-9—29 Saydel 6-16-18-9—49 CMB — Schmitz 0-0-4-0, Ziesman 0-0-1-0, Ritter 0-0-3-0, Hurley 1-0-3-2, Ziesman 1-0-1-2, Eslinger 1-2-0-4, Haupert 3-3-4-9, Breon 3/1-3-0-12. TOTALS: 9/1-8-16-29. Saydel — McEachron 1-2-1-4, Bowman 2-3-4-7, Johnson 1-0-3-2, Thompson 1-0-1-2, Miklus 2-53-9, Allgood 5-1-2-11, Chubb 4-2-1-10, Richards 2-0-3-4. TOTALS: 18-13-18-49.

Raiders: CMB boys get the job done in close Heart of Iowa contest with Eagles Continued from Page 1B Balke’s 3-pointer at the 4:30 mark of the fourth quarter tied the game at 5353. Balke hit three treys in the game on his way to 15 points. Patrick Girard came off the bench and got several deflections and scored four points. “I didn’t like giving up a 10-point lead several times in the game. I was proud that our guys kept working when we did get behind late. Both teams did a good job staying in the game, which made for a close game,” Brummel said. The Raiders bolted to an early lead, but the Eagles came back to tie the game at 13-13. Samson’s basket broke the tie as the teams went back-andforth. It was Girard’s buzzer-beating long field goal to give CMB a 21-19 lead at the end of the first quarter. Gustafson nailed a 3-pointer to open the second period. Gustafson and Walter each finished with 14 points for the Eagles. Gustafson hit four 3-pointers in the game and Walter had two shots from beyond the arc. A steal by Kemp led to a bucket by Samson to trigger an 11-0 run by the Raiders. They led 32-22 with 3:52 left in the first half. The Eagles closed the gap to three, 34-31, by the break. Saydel went on a 9-5 surge to take a 40-39 lead by he 4:52 mark of the third quarter. The Eagles outscored the Raiders 19-13 in the period to gain a 50-47 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. Kemp’s three-point play with 7:07 left in the game knotted the score, 5050. A nice dump pass down low from

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News CMB’s Austin Moorman (2) drives between Saydel’s Clayton Sommers and Alex Gustafson (13) late in the game and was fouled. Moorman sank free throws down the stretch to help the Raiders beat the visiting Eagles 63-62 Tuesday night in Baxter.

Kemp to Samson produced two free throws by Samson to put the Raiders up 57-55 with 1:55 on the clock. “We’ve been very good with the high-low plays this season. Bryce is able to take the ball up from either side of the basket and he made a nice pass to Zach on that play,” Brummel said. Then came the flurry of scoring

down the stretch with the Raiders coming out with the victory. CMB shot 46 percent, 22-of-47, from the field but Saydel hit 24-of-46 for 52 percent. The Raiders cashed in on 15-of-22 free throw attempts to the Eagles’ 9-of-15. The Eagles got another 14 points from Mattingly Stone.

CMB travels to Gilbert Friday.

CMB 21-13-13-16—63 Saydel 19-12-19-12—62 CMB — Moorman 5/1-5-4-18, Galloway 0-01-0, Samson 2-5-2-9, Balke 2/3-2-1-15, Kemp 7-2-3-16, Nissen 0-0-1-0, Stover 0-1-1-1, Girard 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 18/4-15-14-63. Saydel — Gustafson 1/4-0-2-14, Walter 3/22-3-14, White 1-5-2-7, Sommers 3-0-3-6, Carr 0-0-2-0, Stone 6-2-2-14, Pehl 1-0-0-2, Hill 3-03-6. TOTALS: 18/6-9-17-62.

NFL: Four teams battle this weekend for the two Super Bowl spots Continued from Page 1B and New England, which beat Indianapolis 43-22 on Saturday night. The Broncos (14-3) opened as 6 1⁄2- point favorites for the game at Denver. “That’s two of the greats,” Denver wide receiver Eric Decker said. “It’s going to be talked about a lot throughout the week.” Manning and Brady have squared off 14 times throughout their careers, with the Patriots quarterback holding a 10-4 edge in the head-to-head matchup, including a 34-31 overtime victory in November. They each have a win against the other in the AFC championship game: Brady in the 2003 playoffs and Manning in the 2006 postseason with Indianapolis. And the winner went on to win the Super Bowl each time. But, it’s not necessarily the same old story this time around. Both the Broncos and Patriots have been winning with balanced offenses, relying not only on the strong arms of their record-breaking quarterbacks but also on their running games. Manning was 25 of 36 for 230

yards and two TDs, but the Broncos controlled the clock on the ground. After gaining just 18 yards against San Diego last month, the Broncos ran for 133 yards, including 82 by Knowshon Moreno, whose 3-yard TD run put them ahead 24-7 with 8:12 left. The Chargers rallied to get within a score late, but Manning completed a pair of key third-down passes in the final minutes to prevent San Diego from getting a final chance. “They’re a great team, they had a big win (Saturday) night,” Manning said of the Patriots. “We’re going to enjoy this one tonight, start to work on them tomorrow and I know it’ll be a heck of a game.” At Foxborough, Mass., LeGarrette Blount carried the Patriots (13-4) to their third straight AFC title game with four touchdown runs against the Colts. Stevan Ridley added two rushing scores, giving New England six TDs — and none by Brady. “The way our defense is getting the ball for us and, really, what we’ve done the last three or four weeks (with) the running game has just been awesome,”

Brady said. “Hopefully, we can do it next week, too.” In the NFC, the 49ers and Seahawks are all set to play in the latest chapter in one of the NFL’s budding — and bitter — rivalries. The Seahawks (14-3) opened as 3-point favorites for the game at Seattle against the 49ers (14-4), who defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 on Sunday. On Saturday, Marshawn Lynch ran for a franchise playoff-record 140 yards and two touchdowns and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory. The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC title game for the second time, and first since the 2005 playoffs. “We haven’t done anything yet,” quarterback Russell Wilson said. “That’s our goal. We have 60 minutes of football left.” San Francisco, which lost last year to Baltimore, is looking for a return trip to the Super Bowl. And lots of hard hits and plenty of jawing might be expected in this latest matchup with the Seahawks. “I think we’re the two teams everyone was looking at from the be-

ginning,” 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. “It’s going to be a knockdown, drag-out game.” Count on it. The previous few games between the NFC West rivals have been full of contempt, with shoving, pushing and arguing spicing things up. Even the coaches don’t care for each other. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh have been rivals dating to their days as opponents in the old Pac-10. In 2009, after Harbaugh’s Stanford team ran up the score on Carroll’s Southern California squad in a 55-21 rout, the two met at midfield and an annoyed Carroll barked, “What’s your deal?” That’s carried over to the NFL — and it might get ramped up again during the week. “We’re healthy, we’re a great team and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to get that ring,” 49ers running back Frank Gore said. “We’re playing great ball.” Good thing, since the 49ers have committed seven turnovers and been outscored 71-16 in their past two trips to Seattle, including a 29-3 Week 2 loss in September.


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JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA TROTTER, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036432 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Sylvia Trotter, Deceased, who died on or about December 1, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Sylvia Trotter, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of August, 1966, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Larry A. Trotter was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. Larry A. Trotter Executor of estate 1402 North 4th Avenue East, Newton IA 50208 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Bruce Nuzum, ICIS PIN No: AT0005885 Attorney for executor Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa, & Nuzum, PLLC 211 First Avenue W, Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 22nd day of January, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 January 15 & 22

Public Notices THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BYRDENE KENDALL, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036433 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Byrdene Kendall, Deceased, who died on or about January 5, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Byrdene Kendall, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of February, 1977, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Calvin Winn was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. Calvin Winn Executor of estate 7043 Hwy S-74 S Newton, IA 50208 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN No: AT0005939 Attorney for executor OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Mark@OttoLawyers.com Date of second publication 22nd day of January, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 January 15 & 22 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Gary A. Hearl, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036430 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Gary A. Hearl, Deceased, who died on or about January 2, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Gary A. Hearl, deceased, bearing date of the 2nd day of December, 2013, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Cindy Reynolds was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 10th day of January, 2014. Cindy Reynolds Executor of estate 4811 Legion Street Newton, IA 50208 Randal B. Caldwell, ICIS PIN No: AT0001375 Attorney for executor Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa, & Nuzum, PLLC 211 First Avenue W, Newton, IA 50208 Date of second publication 22nd day of January, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 January 15 & 22 ORDINANCE NO. 2222 Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances, City of Newton, Iowa, 2011, Title 2, Chapter 11, Article 10, Parking Offenses, by adding Section 11.1008.17(A) (3), No Parking, East Nineteenth Street North, Eastside, from North Eleventh Avenue East to one hundred fifty four (154) feet south Passed by the City Council on January 6, 2014 This Ordinance shall be effective after the final passage, approval and publication as provided by law. Said Ordinance in its entirety may be inspected at the City Clerk's office, 101 West 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa during regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Katrina A. Davis City Clerk January 15 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA TROTTER, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036432 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Sylvia Trotter, Deceased, who died on or about December 1, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of January, 2014, the last will and testament of Sylvia Trotter, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of August, 1966, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Larry A. Trotter was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose iden-

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HAROLD L. VAN DER HART, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036420 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of HAROLD L. VAN DER HART, Deceased, who died on or about October 7, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 20th day of December, 2013, the last will and testament of HAROLD L. VAN DER HART, deceased, bearing date of the 25th day of April, 2006, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Larry D. Van Der Hart was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 7th day of January, 2014. Larry D. Van Der Hart Executor of estate 8816 S 128 Avenue W Monroe, IA 50170 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Bruce Nuzum, ICIS PIN No: AT0005885 Attorney for executor Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa, & Nuzum, PLLC 211 First Avenue W, Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 15th day of January, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 January 8 & 15

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Park Centre in Newton has an outstanding full timeadopportunity for publication a Maintenance Technician. To E-mail this to your selected use your mouse to click on Learn Ideal candidates will possess technical knowlthe ‘disk icon’ ( ) at the top left of this document, select the destination more edge of maintenance systems including knowlon your computer save the file. Afterand saving, open the file from where and apply edge oftoHVAC, plumbing electrical systems at our general this carpentry skills. you saved and it. Customize ad by highlighting and replace the text in

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The Newton Daily News recommends that you investigate every phase of investment opportunities. We suggest you consult your own attorney or ask for a free pamphlet and advice from the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. Hoover Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. 515-281-5926.

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At WesleyLife, we believe that living a well-balanced life with attention to mind, body and spirit is essential to aging well. We encourage older adults to live a healthy and independent lifestyle, focusing on their abilities, potential and passions.

Director of People and Culture Hearthstone has a full time position available for an experienced human resource professional to serve as our Director of People and Culture. This position is responsible for the day-to-day human resource responsibilities including selection/hiring, learning, performance management, and leadership development. He/She is responsible to ensure alignment of people-related practices in Pella with WesleyLife’s people strategies. Must have a degree in HR, business or a related field with at least five years of prior HR experience. Exceptional organizational and communication skills are required. Health care experience is highly preferred. Candidates must successfully pass a post-offer health assessment including a drug and nicotine screen. We value diversity within our workforce and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. EOE. Resumes may be emailed directly to Kristy VanDerWiel, Vice President-People & Culture at kvanderwiel@wesleylife.org.


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1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792 1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.

TWO Taurus SHO's. 1993 Ford Taurus SHO: 81200+ one owner miles. Manual 5 speed overdrive transmission. All options except sunroof. Ultra red crimson color. Very clean, good to excellent condition. Included owners manual, Ford repair manual, Chiltion repair manual, purchase papers, repair records, original floor mats, and 1993 magazine articles. Vehicle is ready to drive anywhere. 1995 SHO: Parts car with lots of good parts. Bad engine and automatic transmission. Good Body, glass, wheels, and more. Asking $4900 for both cars. 641791-2220.

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