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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 OBITUARIES Peter J. Hussmann, 55 Russell W. Lewis, 71 Rosemary McKinstry, 82 Dawn Y. Pirtle, 48 INSIDE TODAY
Jury selection continues in Olea murder trial By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial of Joseph Olea, 26, of Newton continues Wednesday at 9 a.m. with 46 potential jurors ready for more questions from the defense. The selection process got underway around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with about 70 prospective jurors in the main court-
room. District Court Judge Randy Hefner explained the selection process to jurors, then swore in the first 36 randomly selected as potential jurors. Assistant Jasper County Attorney Scott Nicholson then proceeded to ask questions to the panel as a whole, as well as to individual jurors, in the “voir dire” process that attorneys use to determine who
Olea will be in the final jury box. Fourteen jurors will be selected, from whom two alternates will be
removed once the trial is completed. In Nicholson’s first six questions, he identified nearly two dozen potential jurors who needed to be interviewed privately. Those questions focused on prospective jurors’ ability to remain fair and impartial and whether or not they: • knew the defendant, • knew the defense counsel, • heard about the
case, either from wordof-mouth or through the media, • had difficulty being part of the decision-making process knowing an infant was involved in the alleged crime, and • had been, or had a loved one who had been, the victim of a serious crime. OLEA See Page 5A
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Former NDN editor, current NI editor Pete Hussmann passes away By Daily News Staff
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Kate Malott/Daily News Above: From Precinct 1-1, Darrin Hamilton, Wes Breckenridge, Linda Hammer and Stephanie McCumber discuss delegates and conventions at Berg Middle School represnting the Jasper County Democrats. Right: From Precint 3-1, Pat Mitchell, Adam Van Dall, Fred Chabot and Bob Main caucus together at Thomas Jefferson Elementary representing the Jasper County Republicans.
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An inmate from the minimumsecurity Newton Correctional Release Center was killed Tuesday and two others were injured while working at the Sully Truck Wash, according to the Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office. At 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff ’s office responded to a call from the Sully Truck Wash. An employee reported three of his co-workers were passed out inside of a tank trailer. Authorities suspected hazardous materials were present inside of the tank, and the Newton Fire Department’s Hazmat team was called in. In addition, the Sully, Lynnville,
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City council passes $3.2 million housing initiative on Monday
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The Newton City Council passed the $3.2 million housing initiative on Monday. The housing initiative has been under discussion since the adoption of the comprehensive plan in October. The initiative was separated into three different public hearings. The Skiff Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Steve Long opened up the public forum of the hearing
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Kellogg and Monroe fire departments were on the scene, as well as LifeFlight and Mercy One helicopters and officials with the sheriff ’s office. First responders pulled the three men out of the tank and performed medical treatment. One of the men later died as a result of the accident, according to the sheriff ’s office. Fred Scaletta, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Corrections, said one inmate died and another was hospitalized. He said the other two inmates were not injured. The Sully Fire Department is handling the investigation of the incident. Victims’ names are being withheld until families have been notified.
speaking for himself and on behalf of Darrell Sarmento, executive director of Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Housing Initiative laid out by our city leadership will begin to tackle many of these issues in terms of housing,” Long said, reading Sarmento’s letter. “When someone gets a job in Newton, ideally we want them to live here, pay taxes here and shop in Newton.” Long spoke of his difficulty four years ago
in finding housing for his family, which included his four teenage daughters. Long also said housing is an issue when recruiting for positions at the hospital. “We have this problem all the time, bringing in nurses and physicians (and) having them find a place to live,” Long said. “What we don’t want them to do is live in Altoona or Bondurant. We want them to live in Newton.” COUNCIL See Page 5A
Pete Hussmann, a longtime employee and editor of the Newton Daily News and current editor of the Newton Independent, passed away Tuesday at his home in Newton. Hussmann’s wife, Julie, confirmed his death on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon. Many in the community expressed their condolences and took the opportunity to share their memories about Hussmann. Hussmann “Pete will be dearly missed,” JECDO Executive Director Chaz Allen stated to the Daily News. “My whole political career was reported on by Pete, whether at the NDN or NI. I always respected Pete’s reporting. Though sometimes I didn’t agree with it, I felt like he was reporting the story as he saw it. And if he saw the story that way, then many others in Newton saw it the same way. This always made me try to better explain my thoughts or actions so others would understand why we did what we did. In that way, Pete made me a better public official. “This has come as a shock to many of us. I really believe Pete made Newton a better place for his commitment to reporting the stories he did. I will miss him dearly.” HUSSMANN See Page 5A
Slow business means fast meetings for supervisors By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Board chair Joe Brock may have set a record he will never be able to be able to break at yesterday’s Jasper County Board of Supervisors meeting. With only three agenda items, the meeting lasted 3 minutes and 30 seconds and is the fastest meeting of Brock’s short tenure as board chair. Jasper County IT Director Celia Robertson presented bids for a new printer for Jasper County Recorder Nancy Parrott’s office. “The HP 8100 printer in Nancy’s office needs to be replaced,” Robertson told the board. “The printer itself was purchased in 1999 for the Auditor’s Office before it went to the Recorder’s Office. We put a 9000 series in the Auditor’s Office, so we have definitely got our moneys worth out of it.” Online retailer CDW was selected to supply the new HP LaserJet 700 printer and the county will pay $2,737.33. Brock thanked Parrott and her staff for making due with the antiquated printer for so long. “It’s time for Nancy to have a new one,” Robertson joked after the measure was passed. Parrott’s monthly report was also approved. Her office collected $20,157.58 for the month of December. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews. com.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Compensation board to meet tonight The Jasper County Compensation Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Room 203 of the Jasper County Courthouse.
Kellogg Lions hosting pancake breakfast The Kellogg Lions Club host an all-youcan-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Kellogg Amboy Grange Hall. Scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit juices, coffee and/or milk also will be served. Donations will be accepted. Donations over the cost of groceries will be given to the Kellogg Fire Department.
Program on 1884 Newton set for Sunday “An 1884 Retrospective on Downtown Newton” will be the program at the January quarterly meeting of the Jasper County Historical Society beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jasper County Historical Museum. Larry Hurto will present the program and will be assisted by Fred Chabot. The program is based on 1884 photographs taken by 15-year-old Fred Clifford that are currently housed in the Jasper County Museum. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Frozen Fins Ice Fishing Tourney on Saturday Jasper County Conservation will partner with the Central College Fishing Club to host the first annual Frozen Fins Ice Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Arhens access side of Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve. The entrance fee is $30 for pre-registered contestants and $35 for those signing up the day of the event.
Ty Rushing/Daily News Last week, employees from Van Maanen Electric took down the Christmas decorations that covered the Jasper County Courthouse and square during the holiday seasons. The decorations go up every year and are funded by the Jasper County Courthouse Lighting Committee.
Academic Achievements Northwestern College Jocelyn Van Dyke of Reasnor has earned a spot on Northwestern College’s academic dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list is comprised of students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50 or above while carrying a minimum of 12 graded hours. This semester, 395 students qualified for the dean’s list. Luther College Area students on Luther College’s 2013 dean’s list include: Anders Hopkins and Caleb Sander of Newton; Hannah Kielly of Baxter; and Katelyn Van Wyk of Sully. To be named to
Luther’s dean’s list, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D). Grand View University Students named to the Grand View University 2013 fall semester dean’s list, for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes, include Elisabeth Engel and Brittany Moorman of Baxter and Kayla Hartgers and Alexandra Pierce of Colfax. Students named to the president’s list for earning a grade point average of 4.0 while car-
rying at least 12 hours of classes include Breia Bell of Colfax, Alexander Amadeo and Meghan Phifer of Monroe and Tara Curry and Lyndi Yoder of Prairie City. Kirkwood Community College Local students name to Kirkwood Community College’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester include: Laura Kerr of Gilman; Casey Harthoorn of Lynnville; Ryan Jansen of Newton; Tina Langston of Prairie City; and Kendra Cooling and Amelia Dewitt of Sully. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.
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Russell W. Lewis Jan. 20, 2014
Russell W. Lewis, 71, of Colfax died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A memorial gathering will be from
noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Coburn Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at www.cooburnfuneralhomes.com.
Dawn Y. Pirtle Jan. 17, 2014 Dawn Y. Pirtle, 48, of rural Newton died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Peter J. Hussmann, 55, of Newton died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at his home in Newton. Celebration of life services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
Rosemary McKinstry, 82, of Newton died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Park Centre Health Care in Newton. Services are pending at PenceReese Funeral Home in Newton.
Piper Marie Pietig Jan. 12, 2014 Chad and Angie Pietig of Marshalltown announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Marie Pietig, on Jan. 12, 2014, at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Piper weighed 7
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was 20 inches in length. She is welcomed home by her big sister, Payton. Grandparents are Stan and Sharon Allspach of Baxter and Darrell and Jean Creighton of Cedar Falls. Great-grandparents are Annabell Pietig of Carroll and Hugh and Germaine Whitlatch of Knoxville.
Judge won’t dismiss case vs. pharmacist IOWA CITY (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss an indictment accusing an Iowa City pharmacist of filing improper insurance claims for lifesaving drugs for hemophilia patients. U.S. District Judge John Jarvey ruled last week that the indictment charging Michael Stein with health care fraud is legally sufficient, and the case can proceed to trial next month. Stein, the owner of Pharmacy Matters, argued that the indictment didn’t charge him with a crime because it didn’t allege that he had made any misrepresentations to Wellmark. Jarvey says the indictment adequately describes Stein’s alleged fraud by noting that he acted as a “pass through” entity for drugs that came from Florida. Stein’s pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors are seeking $3.5 million.
Police stop man with witness’ help WEST DES MOINES (AP) — West Des Moines police arrested a man suspected in a bank robbery after a witness photographed the man’s vehicle and then followed it several miles until police could make a stop. Police say in a news release that they were called to a robbery at First Bank in West Des Moines just before 2 p.m. A witness told police the man had robbed the same bank Jan. 6. The suspect had fled the bank, but a witness photographed a minivan he climbed into and then followed the vehicle for several miles and directed police, who charged 34-year-old Shawn Michael Antisdel, of West Des Moines, with second-degree robbery.
Two sisters get lung transplants from same donor HOUSTON (AP) — They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other’s thoughts and making snide comments — like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they’ve had, and it ended in a most surprising way. For months, 71-year-old Irma MyersSantana and her younger sister, Anna Williamson, 69, had been debating who more urgently needed a lung transplant, each wanting the other to go first. Earlier this month, though, the sisters ended up in the same operating room, each getting one lung from the same donor in what doctors at Houston Methodist Hospital say is a first for their facility. “It’s never happened. ... We’ve transplanted siblings before, but years apart,” said Dr. Scott Scheinin, who did MyersSantana’s transplant. “It’s a little bit of serendipity.” The sisters both became ill about 10 years ago with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a little-understood scarring of the lungs that often requires a transplant and kills more people than breast cancer every year, said Scheinin. Doctors, assisted by a computer program, look at blood type, height and severity of illness to match a donor and a transplant patient. The likelihood that Myers-Santana and Williamson would meet all three criteria at the same time was small, Scheinin said.
The sisters’ situation was further complicated because they insisted on a “bloodless transplant.” They are Jehovah’s Witnesses and do not believe in receiving blood transfusions. They live in California, but Houston Methodist Hospital is the only facility in the country that does such transplants. “The irony of this whole thing is that we’re sisters, we’re both Jehovah’s Witnesses, we have the same blood type and we got (the lungs) from the same donor,” Williamson said, her eyes tearing up as she sat next to her sister, able for the first time in years to complete a sentence without coughing. “It’s a miracle to have all those things lined up like that,” Williamson said. Until the transplant, Williamson coughed all day and had to be attached to an oxygen tank constantly. About a year ago, her doctor told her she needed a transplant. “I couldn’t talk; I couldn’t laugh,” Williamson recalled. So, Williamson and her husband headed down to Houston 10 months ago. Within six months, Myers-Santana, who had a sudden, violent decline in her health and could barely breathe, joined Williamson, hoping she, too, would be a viable candidate for that type of transplant. Then the waiting began, with the sisters housed just 10 doors apart in a
Houston RV park. On a few occasions, each woman was offered a lung, but they bickered over who should take it. “If we hadn’t had the transplant when we did, she would be dead right now, dead,” Williamson said adamantly, her sister sitting beside her in the hospital room. Myers-Santana agrees with that, yet believed Williamson needed to have the first transplant. “Her coughing just hurt to my core. You can’t help someone that coughs like that,” Myers-Santana said. “It’s so hard to watch, and so I felt she needed it more than I did. “I can live with a cough, but she can’t live without oxygen, so I win,” MyersSantana shot back, smiling at her sister. In the end, though, the individual lungs weren’t a match. Now, less than two weeks after the surgery, Williamson has the right lung and Myers-Santana has the left. They have on makeup, their hair is done, and they joke with their doctors — extending an invitation to Santa Barbara for free manicures and pedicures at Williamson’s salon. Their husbands and children linger in the background. Colorful balloons wishing them well float above. They can talk, joke and laugh without an oxygen tank. And they can breathe easy.
Florida, New Mexico men die in Iowa accident LE GRAND (AP) — Two people have been killed in a rollover crash off an icy highway in central Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol says the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday on icy U.S. Highway 30 just west of Le Grand. The patrol says 41-year-old William Baugh, of Cor-
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Talk of the Town The Newton Daily News recently hit the streets and asked local citizens the following question:
What have you learned from the life of MLK? “I appreciate that he worked hard for unions, and that we should fight for diversity in all men and women.” Stephanie McCumber
“The value of peaceful protest.”
“He was a passionate person who fought for what he believed and had a drive for equality for everyone. That one person can make a difference.”
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O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done
were something I wanted to do with my life. By the time I left there was no doubt in my mind O Captain! My Captain! Our fear- that I wanted to follow Pete’s lead ful trip is done, and captain a ship of my own. The ship has weather’d every rack, He showed us that it’s OK to the prize we sought is won, have fun, but it’s also necessary to — Walt Whitman stand up for ourselves. He taught us not to take ourselves too seriTo the editor: ously. We all have a few moments — He gave us all the tools and freeand probably a few people — who dom to be successful, and then sat made a true difference in our lives. back and watched us grow. He was Peter Hussmann was one of a safety net that every young jourthose people for me. I only worked nalist should have, and a watchdog with Pete for a few years, but I that every small town needs. He cannot overstate the lasting im- was devoted to his family and a pression he left with me. So I was rare breed willing to stand up for devastated Tuesday to hear the right or wrong despite any consenews that Pete had passed away. quence that might come his way. When I first moved to Newton He invited me into his home to take a job at the Newton Daily and would share his thoughts on News Pete was far too busy and life and journalism over beers and caffeinated for me to know what barbecue. made him tick. He lived and breathed journalAs I came to learn later, Pete ism. Under his watch the Newton was simple enough. He loved his Daily News was redesigned and wife Julie, his two sons and a good transformed into one of Iowa’s story. most awarded and respected daily I was among a handful of young newspapers. His legacy lives on journalists who trained under Pete throughout the pages of many at the Newton Daily News and newspapers where his lessons have then went on to “bigger and bet- been passed to other journalists. ter” things. Many of us former I consider myself lucky to count NDN staffers stayed in contact him as a friend and mentor. He throughout the years and whenev- was an asset to the Newton comer we chatted, a story or two about munity, and a treasure to everyone Pete were sure to surface. who had the privilege of knowing He was so alive. He brought him. spark to any discussion, any setOn several occasions I simply ting. referred to Pete as “captain” and When a good story broke he more than once I would begin a would pace the newsroom, unable conversation with Pete by borrowto sit still. He would talk – to no ing from well-known journalist one in particular – about different Walt Whitman, “O Captain! My people we should talk to, different captain!” angles we should consider. It’s only now, as I ponder the And when we were proofread- true impact that Pete had on my ing, rushing to hit a press deadline, life, that the poem’s close has its you could be sure that Pete would full impact. storm out of his office and repeat My Captain does not answer, his the words “read, read, read” at a lips are pale and still, rapid pace, as if he was willing our My father does not feel my arm, he eyeballs to go faster. has no pulse nor will Pete was our captain. We all The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, learned from him. He buzzed its voyage closed and done, around the various departments From fearful trip the victor ship of the Daily News like a hum- comes in with object won; mingbird, around town he was the Exult O shores, and ring O bells! same. Full of energy, quick to make But I with mournful tread, a joke or flash a smile that let you Walk the deck my Captain lies, know he was thinking the same Fallen cold and dead. thing. Patrick Ethridge I came to Newton lacking conEditor & Publisher fidence, not sure that newspapers Beatrice Daily Sun
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The column about nothing I seriously think that my life is a sitcom some days and its one sitcom in particular — “Seinfeld.” Sports writer Dustin Turner and I have a running joke that our circle of friends is like the cast of “Seinfeld.” He’s Jerry, we always hang out at his place and he has the most laid By Ty Rushing back personal- Daily News Staff Writer ity. I’m George Costanza, because of the amount of random things that happen to me and my somewhat quirky nature. Nicole Lindstrom is our Elaine and Zach Johnson is our Kramer. The reason I bring this is up, was because my day was so random and ridiculous Monday that I thought it was a TV show prank. I started the day off preparing myself for my big speech at Aurora Heights, to help them celebrate MLK Day, when it dawns on me to check in with the body shop that is supposed to fix my car (it’s taken so long because I chose to stay local). In a previous conversation with the shop, I misunderstood them and assumed they were taking care of my rental car arrangement, and yeah, they weren’t. So, after getting off the phone with them, I called up State Farm in Pella, and the office was closed. At this point, I was still pretty cool and composed, and decided I would handle it later. I made it into the office, confirmed things with Zach on covering my speech and called State Farm again. Within five minutes, they had a rental arranged, and I was going to receive a call from customer service to confirm my rental pick up. So with this done, I could go on to do my speech with a clear mind and hopefully live up to my billing as keynote speaker. Although my knees were shivering like I had hypothermia, I was told I didn’t seem nervous and did a good job. That was my positive note for the day, and afterwards, I decided to drop by the rental place to see if everything was OK and on schedule. Well apparently it wasn’t. The wrong rental car location had been
called. So while at the Newton office, I had to help connect the Marshalltown rental car office with the insurance office in Pella, and I managed to get this done thanks to a lot of help. I was all set to head back to my office. Once, I got there, I dropped Zach off, I set up an interview and then drove to drop my car off to get repaired. When I pulled up, the rental car was waiting on me. It seemed all of my playing phone tag was paying off. From there, we rode to the rental office, and all I had to do was fill out some forms, and I would be driving away in a rental car that was oh so much nicer than my actual car. I left my bags from my actual car in the back of the rental and went into the office with a smile on my face. I got my license out, called and got my claim number and waited to be handed the keys. Then, of course, things started to get sitcom-like again. My license had expired 11 days ago. So while it was legal to drive for another 49 days, I couldn’t legally rent a car. To quote the immortal Charlie Brown: “Arrgh!” After calling to confirm they were open, I hitched a ride in “my” rental car from the office manger to the courthouse to renew my license. There was just one problem. I needed two out of three forms of ID —my birth certificate, my Social Security Card or my passport — and two pieces of mail. At this point, I’m thinking this can’t be real, but I ran out and began to make my way back to the office to hitch a ride home. That’s when I get honked at by a pickup. It turned out to be two of our county’s elected officials, Doug Bishop and Dennis Stevenson. After hearing my story, they offered me a ride to my place. I got home, ran up to my room, grabbed my passport, Social Security card and two old bills and hopped back in the pickup. I finally thought, “OK, I should be all set now.” We got back to the courthouse. I waited in line, and things finally started to fall my way. I passed the vision test, took my new photo, checked ‘Yes’ on being an organ donor and finally became a registered voter in Iowa. Things were looking up. Then I TAKE See Page 5A
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Olea Continued from Page 1A Individual interviews took place until the lunch break, at which point Hefner acknowledged the court had “pulled deep within the jury pool.” He swore in the remainder of the prospective jurors. After lunch, more individual interviews were conducted, which resulted
in nearly a dozen potential jurors being excused. Once the panel was refilled with 36 potential jurors, Nicholson continued the voir dire process. His next line of questions asked if prospective jurors knew any of the state’s witnesses in the case. Those witnesses include Chelsea Miller, who is Olea’s former girlfriend and the mother of his son, Kaiden, who Olea is alleged to have killed.
Hussmann Continued from Page 1A Hussmann, 55, posted a letter to his Newton Independent readers on Friday informing them of his health status, stating a growth suspected to be cancerous had been found on his larynx. He was scheduled to report to the hospital for a biopsy today. “Pete’s passing is going to leave a huge void in the Newton community,” Jasper County Treasurer Doug Bishop said. “His journalistic work was noteworthy, but I believe his work with the St. Nick’s Christmas
Council Continued from Page 1A Long, along with councilor Jeff Price, emphasized on how it’s crucial for the initiative to be implemented quickly. The council also heard from US Bank Vice President Tracy Taylor and his wife, Angie, about their experience when moving to Newton. Their endeavor began last March. “We just purchased a brand new home in Kalona. It was everything we ever wanted, and we planned to stay there,” Angie said. “US Bank graciously came after Tracy and said we want you.” Angie described her frustrations when trying to buy the home she wanted. “I am not going to lie, it was very difficult, moving to Newton,” Angie said. “We were looking for a 2,000-square-foot newly constructed home, because I loathe living in remodeled things with the experience I had growing up.”
The state will also rely upon the testimony of medical providers at Skiff Medical Center and at Blank Children’s Hospital, as well as Newton Police Department Lts. Wayne Winchell and Wes Breckenridge. Several medical experts are also expected to testify on behalf of the state. Nicholson also asked if prospective jurors knew any law enforcement officers, lawyers or judges, or if they
Club was his most important endeavor in the community. Thanks to Pete, and the committee, hundreds of area children were afforded the pleasure of presents under the tree on Christmas morning. He was passionate about his work, his community and most importantly his family. I will miss our regular visits but will cherish the memories.” Former co-workers of Hussmann expressed sorrow at his passing. “From the very moment I met Pete, I could tell he was a character,” said Jessica Lowe, marketing and membership director at the Newton YMCA and former Daily News
The frustration led them to look in surrounding communities for a simple home. US Bank informed Tracy he must have a 50208 address. “Being a female and a realtor, I broke into tears, I’m not going to lie, because it was so discouraging and frustrating,” Angie said. “In the end, we did find a 13-year-old home.” The first public hearing relating to the housing initiative was on the instituting proceedings to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $1,290,000 in general obligation bonds. The bonds addressed D&D and administration costs, which totaled $1,290,000. The hearing closed with unanimous approval. The second public hearing was on instituting proceedings to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $855,000. The hearing covered the infrastructure in the housing initiative. The second hearing closed with unanimous approval. The third public hearing was on instituting proceed-
Take Continued from Page 4A was informed that the credit card machines were down, but no matter I could run to an ATM and get cash. After everything else, this was a minor obstacle. I was almost at the finish line when it happened again. My life became a sitcom. I can’t get my Iowa license because the state of Kansas has a hold on me and their offices were closed on Monday. It gets better; I also left my bags in the back of the rental car, which was now becoming a distant memory of black leather seats and four-wheel drive. Thankfully, the kind gent from the rental office dropped my bags off at the office and I couldn’t help but laugh at how my Monday was going. I caught a cab, bags and all, to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School where I had some interesting conversations with Lonnie, my cab driver. After TJ’s assembly, Lonnie took me home so I could write. Not sure how long I will be car-less, but now that I’m a pedestrian, I have the perfect George quote to sum it all up. “Is it my imagination, or do really good-looking women walk a lot faster than everybody else?”
had conflicts in or out of the courtroom with other members of the prospective juror panel. He also asked if any had previously served on juries — 10 of the 36 had — and if they had prior courtroom experiences as a party at trial or as a witness. Olea’s attorney, Steve Addington, took over the questions at approximately 4 p.m., acknowledging there wouldn’t be enough time left in the court day to get in all
reporter who worked with Pete for several years. “He is this energetic, loud, funny, smart, whirlwind of a guy that would roar through the newsroom on deadline. He made journalism exciting and fun. I’m saddened to hear of his sudden passing and am thinking of Julie and his two sons. I will remember Pete as a great newspaper man and as a giving soul who quietly and with little fanfare helped thousands of families over two decades with St. Nick’s Club. He was one-of-a-kind, and I will truly miss his friendship and contribution to our community.” Hussmann started at the Daily
of his questions. The questions he did ask of potential jurors shed light on the state’s burden of proof, and their understanding of it, the different levels of burden in various types of court cases, and the elements of various crimes and how the apply to burden of proof. Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News in December of 1986 and worked there for 20 years and three months, until March of 2007. “Pete was the best boss I ever had in my career,” former Daily News reporter John Jennings said. “He was easy-going and had a sense of humor, and yet he was really passionate about his work too.” Hussmann is survived by his wife and two sons, Noah and Zane. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton is handling arrangements. A letter from Patrick Ethridge, former Daily News news editor, appears on page 4A.
Zach Johnson/Daily News Angie and Tracy Taylor addressed the Newton City Council on Monday concerning the housing initiative. They told their story on how it was near impossible finding the house they wanted in Newton.
ings to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $1,590,000. The hearing addressed the low-moderate income program at $150,000. The hearing also addressed general development assis-
tance priced at $1,085,000. The hearing covered property acquisition in the amount of $320,000. The under writing cost was totaled at $35,000, bringing the total to $1,590,000. The third hear-
ing close with unanimous approval. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at email@example.com.
Branstad draws big contributions for campaign DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has received big campaign contributions from Iowa business leaders, special interest political committees and celebrity businessman Donald Trump, according to a campaign finance report filed Tuesday. Branstad’s report showed that he had about $4.1 million on hand as of Dec. 31 for his re-election campaign. He raised $3.5 million in 2013, and spent about $793,000. The report shows that Branstad received contributions ranging in size from as little as $5 to as much as $1 million, the latter coming from a political action committee affiliated with the Republican Governors Association. Other top individual contributors include well-known
Iowa businessmen Bruce Rastetter and John Pappajohn, who both gave more than $30,000 to the campaign. Trump gave Branstad $15,000. Branstad spokesman Tommy Schultz said the campaign was proud of the mix of donors revealed in the report. “The campaign believes it speaks to the record of accomplishment,” Schultz said. Branstad’s likely Democratic opponent, Jack Hatch, reported Sunday that his campaign had nearly $237,000 in the bank as of Dec. 31. Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat and owner of the Hatch Development Group, raised about $300,000 from donors in 2013. Hatch and his wife, Sonja Roberts, loaned the campaign a total of $140,000. Another Democrat who
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dropped out of the race also filed a report. State Rep. Tyler Olson, of Cedar Rapids, reported that he raised just more than $330,000 and ended the year with nearly $117,000 in the bank. Olson — who exited the race after announcing he and his wife would divorce — said his campaign was in the process of returning contributions, though he could not provide full details on how that would work. NewtoN
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Man who doesn’t want marriage keeps attracting women who do DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old male who is fit, healthy and has a good job. I also have two failed marriages behind me, which have cost me dearly, both emotionally and financially. I have no intention of making that mistake again! I have been on my own for five years, and in that time I have had five relationships — always with women my age (give or take a few years). My problem is that women my age seem to have only one agenda: marriage. One very nice lady finally clarified her feelings by saying that at this time in her life, she didn’t have time for “just dating” because in a few years she’d be 60. I understand her dilemma, but I’m not interested in younger women. I try hard to make it clear at the beginning of any relationship that marriage is out of the question, and I don’t proceed with the relationship unless the lady wholeheartedly agrees. But somehow I have broken five good hearts, whose only transgression was falling in love with me. — NOBODY’S RETIREMENT HUSBAND DEAR N.R.H.: I admire your selfimage. You must be doing something right to have the ladies lining up the way they are. However, you may not be as effective a communicator as you think you are if five different women failed to get the message you said you convey. I have several thoughts about your predicament: If your only fear of marriage is that you would again be cleaned out financially, a strong prenuptial agreement could help you avoid any problem if a third marriage didn’t work. However, if variety is what you prefer, then you should restate your message every few months as these relationships blossom. (Or you could move to a monastery and stop dangling yourself in the dating pool.) DEAR ABBY: Once a year I type my ZIP code into a website to see who the registered sex offenders are in my area so I can be better informed and protect myself and my family. A photo, address and the charges attributed to the offender are posted on the site. My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw a man listed that I work with and see quite often. The picture looked recent.
I haven’t said anything to him. I have known this person for five years and thought he was a good guy who respected women. I’d like to think it was a one-time mistake and that he would never do it again. But would he? Should I tell my teenage daughter who sometimes visits me in the office? Should I tell the other women who work here? If a co-worker knew this kind of information and showed it to me, I’d be grateful to know. What do you think I should do? — STUNNED IN THE CITY DEAR STUNNED: Tell your daughter to keep her distance from this co-worker. But before you drop this bombshell at the office, you should first discuss what you have learned with your employer. DEAR ABBY: I hope you can help with this etiquette question. My son and his wife believe that when you finish a good meal, you toss your napkin on the now-empty plate. They say this sends a message that the food was great. I do not agree. Is placing a grubby napkin on the plate inappropriate behavior or is this legit? — NOT A NAPKINTOSSING DAD DEAR DAD: Your son and his wife need to re-read the chapter on table manners in their etiquette book. When a meal is finished and the plate is empty, diners should place their used napkins on the table BESIDE their dessert plate. It should not be placed on top of a dirty plate. P.S. If they don’t own an etiquette book, it appears they could use one.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Settlement in Iowa professor’s death IOWA CITY (AP) — A doctors’ group at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has paid $150,000 to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the estate of a prominent law professor who died of colon cancer in 2011. The payment from UI Physicians to the estate of David Baldus resolves a lawsuit that alleged doctors failed to screen, diagnose and treat his colon condition in the years before the brilliant legal scholar died at age 75, according to a settlement obtained by The Associated Press under the public records law. The Dec. 20 settlement, which does not admit any wrongdoing, avoids a trial that had been scheduled for this month. The estate’s attorney, Jim Hayes, said that Baldus’ wife and two daughters were happy to have the case resolved “in a very careful and professional way.”
“Dave Baldus was a preeminent scholar and just a wonderful man, a humanitarian. It was a tragic death,” Hayes said Tuesday. “We’re just pleased that it is finished.” Baldus joined the University of Iowa College of Law faculty in 1969 and became known for groundbreaking data-based research on racial discrimination in the law, particularly in the administration of the death penalty. A landmark study he authored in the 1980s, based on 2,000 executions in Georgia, showed that black people accused of killing white victims had the greatest likelihood of receiving a death sentence. Critics of capital punishment seized on the study as proof it was arbitrarily carried out and discriminatory. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 decision in 1987 that Baldus’ study did not prove the practice violated the con-
stitutional guarantee of equal rights. Still teaching and doing research into his 70s, Baldus went to UIHC in January 2010 complaining that he was suffering intense abdominal pain and mental distractibility. The lawsuit said that as a result of the symptoms, he was forced to cancel class for the first time in 40 years. Doctors diagnosed him with a type of bowel dysfunction, which they believed was caused by pain medicine he had been taking after breaking ribs during a fall the previous month. But two days later, he returned in more pain and was soon diagnosed with colon cancer. The lawsuit alleged that Baldus had undergone a colonoscopy in 2004 to remove a small polyp that he was told was benign, and that doctors at UIHC recommended he have another colonoscopy in five years as a precaution-
ary measure. In the following years, doctors were aware of the recommendation, but the follow-up procedure was never scheduled despite Baldus’ wishes, the lawsuit claimed. “On multiple occasions, Mr. Baldus asked for and requested a repeat colonoscopy,” the lawsuit stated. “He was told he did not need one.” Baldus died June 13, 2011, after a lengthy battle with cancer, which included chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Baldus had started meeting with Hayes to discuss the case. They filed a claim against the state in April 2011, which grew into a lawsuit against the hospital and its employees filed in February 2012 in Johnson County. The lawsuit said that Baldus was unfairly deprived a chance to receive early treatment and “realizing the resulting increase in life expectancy and physical and
mental comfort.” It sought damages for lost income and pain and suffering. Hayes said that getting to know Baldus better was a positive experience that came out of a sad situation. “It was one of those few times in a wrongful death case where I’ve had the opportunity to meet with the client and live with him through his last days,” Hayes said. “He was a great source of inspiration for any of us on how to look at something like this and to accept the dying process. He just faced death with such courage and acceptance. It just made him all the much more a huge figure among us.” Lawyers representing the hospital generally denied the claims of negligence, and both sides had been ready to call expert witnesses to make their cases at trial. University spokesman Tom Moore declined comment Tuesday.
State senators hold hearing on Iowa Juvenile Home
Psych screening sought in case of two Maryland kids during so-called exorcism
DES MOINES (AP) — Former residents of the Iowa Juvenile Home will testify before lawmakers in the state Senate. A hearing is scheduled for today about the home, located in Toledo, which closed last week. An investigation by The Des Moines Register last year revealed major problems at the home, including widespread use of seclusion cells. Branstad announced in
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two women who police say killed two young children while performing what they thought was an exorcism will continue to be held without bond as prosecutors seek a psychiatric evaluation to determine if they are mentally competent to stand trial. The women, 28-year-old Zakieya Latrice Avery and Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, have told investigators that they believed evil spirits
December that state officials would close the troubled facility by Jan. 16, relocate the children and lay off the staff of 93 employees. But Democratic lawmakers criticized the move, saying it could impact jobs and could mean kids are moved far from their families. The president of Iowa’s largest union and several Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit earlier this month to halt the closure.
jumped successively between the bodies of the children, ages 1 and 2, and that an exorcism was needed to drive the demons out, said Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy. The women also reported to investigators that they saw the eyes of each of the children blackening and, after the intended exorcism, took a shower, cleaned up the bloody scene and “prepared the children to see
God,” McCarthy said. The children’s two older siblings, a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, were also found injured with stab wounds. Avery is the mother of all four children. Avery and Sanford appeared for a court hearing via videoconference Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted firstdegree murder. They face a sentence of life in prison if convicted.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Sacred Heart to host information sessions
The early years of Summer Games By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer Former Newton United Methodist pastor, the late Stan Weirson, had a vision of a Christian camp in which kids would be excited to come to all through high school and come back to be counselor. It was called Summer Games. “Stan was a small man with I am sure not a lick of athletic ability in his body,” St. Marks’s United Methodist Pastor Craig Peters said. “He knew to make his vision come true, he would have to enlist the help of Newton coach Clyde Wylie.” The camp opened in 1979, starting with twelve campers in a single week. This summer will mark the 35th anniversary of Summer Games, which has expanded to Summer Games University. “Summer Games University was developed when Stan retired in 2005,” Summer Games Staff member Elaine Knudtson said. “Summer Games University holds all of the traditions of the original Summer Games.” In the early years of Summer Games, it was on the schedule of the three United Methodist Church camps in Iowa: Pictured Rocks, Okoboji and Wesley Woods. Summer Games was also partnered with Camp Wyoming, Twin Lakes Camp and Camp Abraham Lincoln. “We started with twelve campers at Wesley Woods and expanded to six sites over the early
years,” Kunudsen said. “In the structure of going to multiple sites, we recorded over 1,200 kids during a single summer as our highest amount of kids.” The schedule of the camp is a distinguished strategy developed by Wierson. Monday is an alter call with a theme of “Try on Jesus for the week”. Tuesday is a prayer with friends, which gives campers a chance to pray with their friends. Wednesday is a foot washing service, where the campers wash the feet of their other campers in remembering how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Thursday is Crucifixtion service, which is when the staff and pastors give a reenactment of Jesus’s crucifixtion. Friday morning is resurrection service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “The schedule of the week truly represents the center of our faith as Christians, which includes the foot washing, the crucifixition and the resurrection services,” Knudtson said. “It has been a continued tradition of Summer Games and now with Summer Games University.” Peters was one of the first twelve campers to attend Summer Games. Peters graduated Newton Senior High School in 1979. He was a multiple sport athlete in high school. “Looking back, I couldn’t imagine my life without Summer Games,” Peters said. “It was during Summer Games when I answered
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 email@example.com
Obama, Francis to meet on shared view
Submitted Photo Former Newton Senior High School student Craig Peters preaches during Summer Games University. Craig was one of the original 12 campers who went to Summer Games during the opening year in 1979.
my call to be in ministry.” Peters stepped forward during the alter call of the first Summer Games to make a commitment to Jesus Christ. He’s still involved with the program. “I remember being in the cabin, being a huddle leader, telling my testimony to the campers,” Peters said. “It was such an empowering feeling to see the campers sitting down listening to my story of how Jesus Christ has impacted my life.” Peters’ family has joined the Summer Games tradition. Peters’ son, Simon, is part of the creative and the worship teams during the camp. Peters’ daughter, Liz, is also a part of the creative
and worship teams. “I am proud to say both of my kids are apart of Summer Games University,” Peters said. “During my kids time at Summer Games they found their true loves while at camp.” Liz married Doug Cloven who is part of the team of pastor and youth pastor team at Summer Games University. They have three children and work at First Love Ministries in Iowa City. Simon is married to Megan Anne who is a part of the general staff at Summer Games. Simon works at Christ United Methodist Church in Davenport.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama meets Pope Francis in the Vatican in March, both men will speak a common economic language rooted in similar views about poverty and income inequality, giving prominence to an issue that the U.S. president wants to be a central theme of his second term. In the complicated relationship between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church, the White House sees the popular new pontiff and his emphasis on the plight of the poor as a form of moral validation of the president’s economic agenda. When Obama delivered a major address on the economy last month, he cited th-e growth of inequality across the developed world and made sure to note that “the pope himself spoke about this at eloquent length.” The White House and the Vatican announced Tuesday that Obama will meet with the pope on March 27 during a four-day European trip that includes a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands and a U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels. The meeting is the first between the president and Pope Francis. Paul Begala, a former top aide to President Bill Clinton, said Obama can only benefit from Francis’ emphasis on economic disparities. “It becomes very difficult for conservatives to attack President Obama for being divisive, when the world’s greatest figure for unity is saying pretty much the same thing,” Begala said. The economic theme will be a centerpiece of Obama’s State of the Union address next week. But his specific policies — a higher minimum wage, universal pre-school and ending loopholes for the wealthy — face difficulty in Congress in an election year. “American Catholics as a whole don’t tend to take specific policy guidance from the pope, whether it’s Pope Benedict or Pope Francis,” Green said. “But what the pope can do is to get them thinking about particular issues and thinking about them in distinctly Catholic ways. That kind of rethinking could very well be an advantage to President Obama.”
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Newton swimmers fall in close meet to Des Moines Roosevelt By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer NEWTON — Heading into the homestretch of the season, Newton’s swimmers are sharpening their fins and dropping their times. The Cardinal water dwellers continued that forward march with a strong home meet against Des Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday. Although the Cardinals lost by a tight team score total of 87-83, Newton coach Dave Hook liked the effort he saw out of his swimmers. “That was fantastic. I thought we did a great job,” Hook said. “I knew it was going to be a close meet, and you can tell it was by the final score. Our Dustin Turner/Daily News guys just really came to Newton’s Jake Lensing extends the Cardinals’ lead in the 400-meter freestyle relay during the meet against Des swim, and they swam well.” Moines Roosevelt on Tuesday. Lensing helped Newton win two relays, and he also won two individual events.
Newton girls have rough night By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor BOONE — Playing hard just didn’t pay off for Newton’s Cardinal girls Tuesday. In a non-conference road game, the Cardinals were held to their lowest scoring total of the season. Boone’s Toreadors decked the Cardinals 38-19. “We played extremely hard, it was just one of those nights that we couldn’t do a lot right,” said Brandon Sharp, NHS head coach. “We have to flip the page and let this game go, and just move on. Basketball is a long season, and there will always be some games that your team just can’t do anything.” It was a low-scoring first half for both teams. Boone led Newton 14-8 at the break. The Toreadors went on a 10-4 run in the third to pull away. Newton did score seven points in the final period but Boone added 14. Senior Lizzie Stock was the top scorer of the night for the Cardinals with five points. Michaela Jacobsen, Sydney Jenkins and Macy Leonard each had three points. Mariah McPartland scored 14 points for Boone. The Cardinals, who averaged 41 points a game this season, fell to 3-11 overall. They host Norwalk Friday in Little Hawkeye Conference play.
Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s girls were blocked Tuesday just like on this shot by Michaela Jacobsen in an earlier game. The Cardinals fell 38-19 at Boone.
Newton 4-4-4-7—19 Boone 8-6-10-14—38 Newton — Stock 5, Jacobsen 3, Jenkins 3, Leonard 3, Gray 2, Kalkhoff 1, Hutchinson 1, Moon 1. Boone — McPartland 14, Sandvig 7, Slight 6, Biersner 6, Johnson 2, McKim 2, Overland 1.
Newton swims at Boone on Thursday. Bookending the meet was a pair of Newton relay victories. The Cards’ 200-meter medley relay team of Levi Heschke, Jake Lensing, Aaron King and Josh Bailey kicked the meet off with a victory in a time of 1 minute, 59.47 seconds. Newton’s 400 freestyle relay team ended the night with a close victory over the Roughriders. That team — consisting of Austin Bunker, Jake Lensing, King and Isaak Webb — swam a time of 4:00.98. After setting a school record for the 200 medley relay at Fort Dodge on Saturday, the Cardinals came within mere seconds of making history yet again. Webb’s SWIM See Page 2B
CMB teams split in HOI action By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/ Baxter’s Raider boys reversed a 2420 halftime deficit by holding visiting Nevada to two points in the third quarter. The Raiders had to score point-for-point with Cubs to secure a 51-43 Heart of Iowa Conference win at home Tuesday. The CMB girls stayed with Class 3A, fifth-ranked Nevada for the first half Tuesday. They trailed 23-18 at half then only managed to score 12 more points the rest of the contest. The Cub girls poured in 32 points in the second half to notch a 55-30 win. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s boys are 11-3 on the season. The girls dropped to 4-12. CMB’s squads are home again Friday, hosting Greene County. CMB’s boys led 3-2 early, but not again the rest of the first half. Nevada pushed to the four-point lead at the break and extended it to six CMB See Page 3B
Cardinal grapplers have good Senior Night By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — Senior Night was a success for Newton Senior High School’s wrestling team. Sure, the Cardinals wanted to win both duals in their final home regular-season action. It was supposed to have been a Little Hawkeye Conference dual with Grinnell’s Tigers. Things changed. Boone was added as a non-conference opponent. Falling behind 18-0, the Cardinals weren’t able to make up the ground against Grinnell. Newton dropped the LHC dual, 46-30, to the Tigers. Grinnell defeated Boone 41-31. Newton recognized senior cheerleaders, mat maids and its eight senior wrestlers. The wresters are Ray Schroder, Joey Wright, Koby Hull, Cale Hunter, Sean Cook, Early Kimmel, Mac Icenbice and Jeremy Williams. Newton did the same thing to Boone that Grinnell did to it. The Cardinals won the first four matches for a 21-0 lead. Newton sent their seniors off the mat with a final dual win at home, 48-26. Schroder had the quickest pin of the night for the Cardinal varsity. Schroder, ranked No. 7 in Class 3A at 195, pinned Boone’s Jake Stecker in 15 seconds. Schroder had beaten Grinnell’s Jared Keenan, 6-2. “The Grinnell guy and I have had good matches in the past and that was a good one CARDINALS See Page 3B
Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton senior Joey Wright (left) returns to the wrestling mat for the Cardinals after being sidelined since before Christmas. Wright is tangled up with Grinnell’s Anthony Clayton in a 220-pound match at Senior Night for Newton Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mustang wrestlers earn two wins
By Dustin Turner Daily News Staff Writer
Boys’ Swimming Newton at Boone, 6 p.m. High School Wrestling Newton, Des Moines Roosevelt at Indianola, 5:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully, Iowa Valley at English Valleys, 6 p.m. South Hamilton at PCM, 6:30 p.m. CMB at Colfax-Mingo, 6:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball Oskaloosa at Newton 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Carlisle at Newton 8th boys, 4:30 p.m. Newton 8th girls at Oskaloosa, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th boys at Carlisle, 4:30 p.m.
WOODWARD — In a late-season non-conference clash, Prarie City-Monroe’s Mustangs took out both Woodward-Granger and Martensdale-St. Mary’s by sizeable margins Tuesday. PCM took down W-G, 50-18, and the Blue Devils 66-18. Mustang coach Cory Waddell loved the way his wrestlers were aggressive the whole night, especially in the second dual against W-G.
“I was very pleased with the way the guys came out that second dual and were aggressive on our feet, winning the take down battle 24-6,” Waddell said. “Ian Reed and Lucas Rains each had outstanding matches against very good opponents. It was great to see Brannen Pace and Leevi Telfer pick up their first Varsity wins after wrestling on the JV team most of the year. They stepped up big for us tonight.” Chace Palm, Xavier Miller, Luke Cummings, Tristan Clark, Jade Coleman, Lucas
Rains, Brandon Charls, Trent Malone and Ian Reed all picked up forfeitures over the Blue Devils. Of the matches that did take place, PCM won two — Ron Marshall (170) pinned Lane Gehringer and Leevi Telfer (182) pinned Calogeno Prncipato. Against W-G, Charls picked up a pin in the 220-pound match over Josh Groves in 30 seconds. Miller took a major decision, 17-4, in the 113 match over Kaleb Noel. Branen Pace wrestled at 126 and got a tight, 1413, win over Jordan Pierce.
Friday High School Basketball Norwalk at Newton, girls 6:15 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Roland-Story at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. South Hamilton at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. H-L-V at Lynnville-Sully, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Dallas Center-Grimes at Pella Christian, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Greene County at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Saturday Bowling Newton at Pella Christian, 11:45 a.m. High School Wrestling Colfax-Mingo, PCM, CMB at Heart of Iowa meet, Jewell, 10 a.m.
Submitted Photo PCM’s Lucas Rains works the shoulders to the mat during the Mustangs’ meet Thursday, Jan. 16. Rains picked up two wins on Tuesday at Woodward-Granger.
Tigerhawks drop two at home to Rams By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo’s boys are getting close to that coveted first victory of the season, but they are not quite there yet. C-M hung in there with the Rams at home on Tuesday, and despite their best efforts, they couldn’t stop the Rams from completing a girls-boys sweep of the Tigerhawks. C-M’s girls lost, 85-37, in the first game, while the boys fell, 65-47, in the nightcap. The Tigerhawk boys had both their best offensive quarter and biggest lead of the season in the opening period. C-M poured in 17 points to open the game and led by seven heading into the second quarter. Offense came at a premium for C-M in the second quarter, as the Tigerhawks couldn’t keep up the pace of the first and took a two-point deficit into halftime. Greene County scored in a flurry in the third quarter, going on a 22-12 run. The Rams
finished off the Tigerhawks with an 18-14 fourth quarter. “We had a great first quarter. We were really clicking offensively, and we were right in the game at halftime for the third straight game,” C-M coach John Borts said. “I thought our effort was good all game. We played decent defense, but they shot the ball really well. I saw some progress in how we handled the press and were able to finish against it. We have a good group of kids that continue to work hard and improve.” Colin Lourens led the C-M effort with a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jared Myers also scored in double figures, racking up 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Jacob Lietz had eight points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists. THE TIGERHAWK GIRLS did not fair as well against the Lady Rams. Greene County got on top with a 1510 first quarter and led, 41-25 at halftime. In the second half, the Rams tightened up on defense, only giving up three
points in the third quarter. The Rams went on a 43-12 run in the second half to close out the game. C-M had trouble stifiling the team scoring of Green County. Four Rams scored in double figures, led by Jolee Wessling’s 18 points. Kayla Mobley dropped 16 on the Tigerhawks. Hannah Onken picked up a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Tressa Rasmussen’s 10 points were fourth among Rams. McKenzie Cogley’s 11 points led the Tigerhawks. Alivial Haley hit two 3-pointers and three free throws for nine points on the night. Jena Teed scored six points, and Jade Lewis had five points to go along with six rebounds.
Boys Game Greene County 10-15-22-18 — 65 Colfax-Mingo 17-4-12-14 — 47 C-M — Lourens 14, Myers 12, Lietz 8, James Stoecker 6, Juan Gonzales 3
Girls Game Greene County 15-26-22-21 — 84 Colfax-Mingo 10-15-3-9 — 37 GC — Wessling 18, Mobley 16, Onken 13, Rasmussen 10, Emily Christensen 7, Thea Ballard 6, Allie Stoline 5 C-M — Cogley 11, Haley 9, Teed 6, Lewis 5
Clark won by technical fall in the 132 match against Jim Harney. Reed won a major decision over Race Brant, 12-2, in the 145-pound match. Cummings picked up a 12-7 win over Tanner Vermaas. PCM will wrestle at home on Senior Night this Thursday against South Hamilton.
PCM (PCM) 50.0 Woodward-Granger (WOGR) 18.0 220: Brandon Charls, PCM, pinned Josh Groves, WOGR, 0:30. 285: Ryan Hodges, WOGR, pinned Trent Malone, PCM, 2:37. 106: Chace Palm, PCM, forf. . 113: Xavier Miller, PCM, maj. dec. Kaleb Noel, WOGR, 17-4. 120: Colton Milosevich, WOGR, pinned Reece Broderson, PCM, 1:44. 126: Branen Pace, PCM, dec. Jordan Pierce, WOGR, 14-13. 132: Tristan Clark, PCM, tech. fall Jim Harney, WOGR, 3:46 15-0. 138: Aaron Sperling, WOGR, pinned James Maggard, PCM, 5:13. 145: Ian Reed, PCM, maj. dec. Race Brant, WOGR, 12-2. 152: Luke Cummings, PCM, dec. Tanner Vermaas, WOGR, 12-7. 160: Jade Coleman, PCM, maj. dec. Collen Gibbons, WOGR, 153. 170: Ron Marshall, PCM, pinned Thomas Govig, WOGR, 0:15. 182: Leevi Telfer, PCM, forf. . 195: Lucas Rains, PCM, dec. Dylan Nixon, WOGR, 7-6. PCM (PCM) 66.0, Martensdale-St. Marys (MTSM) 18.0 220: Brandon Charls, PCM, forf. 285:Trent Malone, PCM, forf. 106: Chace Palm, PCM, forf. . 113: Xavier Miller, PCM, forf. 120: Jacob Catron, MTSM, pinned Reece Broderson, PCM, 5:26. 126: Hunter Patrick, MTSM, pinned Branen Pace, PCM, 2:41. 132: Tristan Clark, PCM, forf. 138: Nash Wieget, MTSM, pinned James Maggard, PCM, 4:00. 145: Ian Reed, PCM, forf. 152: Luke Cummings, PCM, forf. 160: Jade Coleman, PCM, forf. 170: Ron Marshall, PCM, pinned Lane Gehringer, MTSM, 1:47. 182: Leevi Telfer, PCM, pinned Calogeno Principato, MTSM, 5:23. 195: Lucas Rains, PCM, forf.
Mustangs split at South Hamilton By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer JEWELL — Prairie City-Monroe’s boys started the season 10-0, but that means little to coach Fred Lorensen and his squad after the Mustangs dropped their third straight game against the Hawks of South Hamilton on Tuesday, 63-62. PCM’s girls started the night with a huge, 73-23 win over the Lady Hawks, and it looked as if the Mustang boys were about to repeat that performance after one quarter of play. The Mustangs got out to a fast start, going on a 24-13 run to start the game. PCM’s second quarter did not bear much fruit offensively, as the Hawks crawled back to make it 29-25 going into halftime.
After a strong third quarter that saw the Mustangs take a 12-point lead over the Hawks, PCM seemed poised to break out of its skid. However, the Hawks stormed back in the closing moments and nipped the Mustangs right at the end with a one-point victory. Leading PCM in scoring was Logan Gilman with 22 points to go along with six rebounds. Seniors Ryan Jennings and Zach Uhlenhopp each chipped in 15, with Uhlenhopp tallying five rebounds and six steals, as well. Senior Dillon Bruxvoort scraped together nine points and six rebounds. The Mustangs’ next games will come Friday at home in a conference clash against RolandStory.
Swim: Relay teams look to be Cards’ strength Continued from Page 1B first-place swim of 2:17.61 in the individual medley and Bunker’s first-place time of 4:29.53 in the 400 freestyle narrowly fell short of eclipsing two more school records, which would have brought the Cardinals’ season total to four. “The guys definitely swam up to their capabilities,” Hook said. “We almost had another two school records set in the IM and the 400 free, so the guys did a great job. I thought Isaak had a really good night. Paul DeHart had a good night, and Zach Theis had a good night, as well.” Newton’s 200 freestyle relay team of Webb, Bailey, Bunker and Heschke took first with a time of 1:44.83. Bunker took first in the 200 freestyle in 2:13.91. Heschke won the 100
backstroke in 1:09.26, followed by teammate Aaron King in third at 1:12.44. Lensing won the 50 freestyle in 25.17. He also took the top spot in the 100 freestyle, winning with a time of 57.14. Aaron King took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:09.72. Webb took first in the 100 breaststoke at 1:10.68. Newton’s JV lost, 74-57. Jacob Thomas won the 200 freestyle in 2:36.78. Zach Theis finished second in the 200 individual medley at 2:54.22. Brock Southern and Paul Maharry finished 2-3 in the 50 freestyle, swimming times of 31.27 and 32.28, respectively. Theis won the 100 butterfly at 1:21.27. Clay Trotter took second in the 100 freestyle at 1:21.27. The 200 freestyle relay team of Theirs, Logan Norcross, Logan Zaabel and Maharry took the top spot at 2:08.51
Dustin Turner/Daily News Newton’s Isaak Webb pushes through the water during the 100-meter breastroke on Tuesday. Weeb won the 100 breastroke and the 200 individual medley.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hawk teams soar to road victories By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NORTH ENGLISH — It was No. 8 against No. 11 Tuesday. Fans got their money’s worth. Lynnville-Sully’s girls went into the South Iowa Cedar League contest ranked eighth in Class 1A. Their hosts, the English Valleys Bears, hold down the No. 11 spot in the 1A rankings. The Hawks pulled out a 4138 win on the road. They had to rally in the fourth quarter, using a strong defensive effort down the stretch and attacking the basket. Lynnville-Sully’s boys had a little easier go of it Tuesday against the winless English Valleys boys. The Hawks bolted to a 21-3 lead by the end of the first quarter on their way to a 74-28 win. The Hawk girls improved to 13-2 on the season while the boys are 10-3. Lynnville-Sully’s teams host H-L-V on Friday. “Our defense kept us in the game in the first half by not letting English Valleys get into an offensive rhythm. We struggled to finish on offense early in the game,” said Jerry Hulsing, L-S girls’ head coach. “I thought our execution was good, as we got good looks, but we just couldn’t score.” Lynnville-Sully held a 9-6 lead after one period of play. The teams got to the break with the Hawks up 19-17. The Bears outscored the Hawks, 15-8, to claim the lead. “During the third quarter we had some breakdowns on defense that English Valleys took advantage of to get the lead. But in the fourth quarter, I thought our defense stepped up and shut down their offense again. We did a bet-
CMB: Raider boys win, girls lose home games Continued from Page 1B
ter job of attacking and finishing on offense to come out with the win. We hit some key free throws down the stretch,” Hulsing said. The Hawk girls wiped out the 32-27 deficit with a 14-6 run in the final eight minutes. They shot 32 percent, 14-of-44, from the field and cashed in on 10-of-18 free throw attempts. English Valleys went 14-of-33 from the field for 42 percent and sank 7-of-11 charity attempts. Lynnville-Sully was led by Cassie Cullen with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Cullen also made three steals in the game. Lysandra James pulled down 11 rebounds. Becca Vos handed out three assists. The Bears got 17 points from Rylee Voss and 11 from Lauren Miller. IN THE BOY’S game, the Hawks dominated from the tip. They cruised to a 41-12 halftime advantage then outscored the Bears 33-16 in the second half. “It was nice to see the boys come ready to play,” said Nick Harthoorn, L-S boys’ head coach. “We were able to create a gap right from the start. We did a good job taking care of the ball and took quality shots. I thought all the guys made some nice plays tonight.”
Offensively, the Hawks connected on 33-of-58 field goal attempts for 57 percent. English Valleys was held to 28 percent, 10-of-36. The Bears struggled from the free-throw line also, sinking 7-of-20. The Hawks were 4-of-10 at the line. Lynnville-Sully had nine players score in the game. Kyle Van Dyke and T.J. Cunningham each contributed 14 points. Darin Hofer scored 12 and Sage Ehresman finished with 11 points. Hofer grabbed 11 of the Hawks’ 35 rebounds and Baker Zegers had seven boards. Cunningham and Ben Trettin each had three steals while Jake Brand and Ehresman dished out three assists apiece. Kellan Coppinger was the only Bears’ player to reach double digits in scoring 10 points. English Valleys had 19 rebounds. Girls’ Game Lynnville-Sully 9-10-8-14—41 English Valleys 6-11-15-6—38 Lynnville-Sully — Cullen 12, Terpstra 9, James 8, Rasmusson 5, Van Wyk 3, Van Rees 2, Vos 2. English Valleys — Voss 17, Miller 11, Steffen 5, Parmenter 5. Boys’ Game Lynnville-Sully 21-20-21-12—74 English Valleys 3-9-8-8—28 Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 14, Trettin 8, Brand 4, Ehresman 11, James 5, Zegers 4, Lirio 2, Van Dyke 14, Hofer 12. English Valleys: Coppinger 10, Kerkove 2, Nachtman 5, Icenbice 7, Schauer 4.
points on the opening basket of the third quarter. That Cub field goal came at the 7:26 mark. The Raiders went on a six-point run. Backto-back baskets by Bryce Kemp and Seth Balke tied the game at 26-26 with 6:03 left in the period. It stayed that way until Tommy Galloway netted a 3-pointer for CMB at the 2:12 mark. CMB outscored the Cubs 14-2 in the third quarter to claim a 34-26 advantage. In the final eight minutes, the Raiders and Cubs each tossed in 17 points. The Raiders sank 15 of their 21 free throw attempts while the Cubs went 7-of-14 at the line. Each team shot 48 percent from the field, but the Raiders knocked down six 3-pointers to the Cubs’ four treys. Kemp led the Raiders with 13 points and three steals. Galloway hit for 11 points. Patrick Girard came off the bench to block three shots. Galloway and Austin Moorman each had three assists. Zach Samson controlled eight rebounds for CMB. Balke’s six rebounds all came off the defensive glass. The Cubs got 11 points from Alex Merfeld. CMB’S GIRLS led the ranked Cubs 16-15 in the second quarter. Nevada went on an 8-2 run to earn the 23-18 halftime lead. It was all Nevada in the third quarter, 17-3. The Cubs outscored the Raiders 15-9 in the fourth period. Lexi Breon drained three 3-pointers for the Raiders on her way to a team-high 12 points. Abbie Haupert and Mikayla Eslinger each added eight points. Nevada got 18 points from Ally Fey, who also had three treys on the night. Kati Cassabaum tossed in 16 points.
Boys’ Game CMB 6-14-14-17—51 Nevada 13-11-2-17—43 CMB — Moorman 8, Galloway 11, Samson 4, Balke 2, Kemp 13, Nissen 6, Stover 5, Girard 2. Nevada — Gidel 6, Stephenson 5, Huhn 7, Fey 5, Hansen 4, Merfeld 11, Thompson 3, Strottman 2. Girls’ Game CMB 8-10-3-9—30 Nevada 15-8-17-15—55 CMB — Schmitz 2, Eslinger 8, Haupert 8, Breon 12. Nevada — Ausman 6, Stephenson 4, Pringnitz 3, Lodestein 2, Saunders 1, Fey 18, Helton 5, Cassabaum 16.
Cardinals: Wrestling team goes 1-1 in final regular-season action Continued from Page 1B tonight,” Schroder said. “For me, tonight was a big confidence booster after having a tougher time last Saturday. I got to wins to help going into Thursday’s matches.” Schroder said his teammates came ready to wrestle at home. He said overall the Cardinals wrestled well “and we wrestled aggressively. We have a few things we need to work on.” Hull, who is ranked fifth at 106, pinned Grinnell’s Lane Milner in 1 minute, 41 seconds. He stepped up into the 113-pound slot against Boone and pinned Cade Burma in 4:20. “The first dual was slow, I thought, then we came out and wrestled our best against Boone,” Hull said. “For the most part it was a good Senior Night but for some of the guys I wished hit had gone better.” Wright was back on the mat after being sidelined since before Christmas. Wright had a back-and-forth match with Grinnell’s Anthony Clayton at 220 before getting caught in a pin at the 5:47 mark. Wright lost by a fall to Mason Frost of Boone. Williams suffered a season-ending dislocated shoulder a week ago. He has wrestled at 220 and 285 for the Cardinals this season. Icenbice is also sidelined. Hunter, Cook and Kimmel wrestled in junior varsity matches for the Cardinals Tuesday. “We have a great group of seniors. They are great leaders for our team,”
said Andy Swedenhjelm, NHS head coach. “Our seniors wrestled well tonight. Ray continues to work well on the mat. Koby had a great night and it was great to see Joey back out on the mat for us.” Swedenhjelm said he was pleased with how the Cardinal wrestlers performed on the night. He said the Cardinals could have had the dual with Grinnell “if a couple different things went our way. Our kids wrestled hard all night.” Down 18-0 against Grinnell, Newton had back-to-back wins by falls by Dakota Dawson at 138 and Brett Wolf at 145. It was 28-12 when J.T. Thongvanh recorded a 3-1 decision over Bryce Lidtka. Grinnell had wrapped up the team win but there were two more matches to be contested. Hull won then Hunter Versteegh pinned Kaiden Gosselink in 3:36 to end the competition on a strong note for the Cardinals. Bryce Tish opened the dual with Boone with a pin of Tory Borsh in 1:16 in the 132- pound match followed by Dawson, 138, pinning Boone’s Jack Lohman in 1:52. Wolf won by forfeit at 145. Peyton Patterson had to work overtime for Newton’s next win. Patterson and Tanner Frost wrestled to a 2-2 tie at the end of the regulation six minutes. In the first overtime period, which is one minute, neither wrestler scored a takedown. Patterson and Frost went to two
Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s J.T. Thongvanh (left) attempts to control Boone’s Kane Springis, who is ranked 10th in Class 3A, during their 170-pound match Tuesday. Thongvanh lost the match 5-2 to go 1-1 at home.
30-second periods to break the tie. In the first one, Patterson was able to turn Frost for a two-point near fall. Patterson scored a reversal in the second 30-second period to claim a 6-2 decision. Boone got on the scoreboard with a 20-5 technical fall over Duncan Lee. Thongvanh faced Kane Springis, who is ranked 10th in Class 3A, in the 170-pound match and lost 5-2. Brice Wilson pinned Newton’s Jordan Henning in 5:43 for the 182-pound match.
Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton wrestling celebrated Senior Night 2014 Tuesday between dual competitions. Members of the NHS wrestling team, cheer squad and mat maids and their parents were recognized.
“J.T. is wrestling lights out right now. Peyton has turned the corner and wrestling really well,” Swedenhjelm said. Schroder won at 195 then Wright lost at 220 and Boone recorded a forfeit win at 285. Newton finished the night with four victories, starting with Jonathon Lawton taking a forfeit at 106 the Hull winning at 113. Cole Peters pulled out a 2-0 victory over Boone’s Albert Meier at 120. Parker Schuster pinned Milo Davis in 1:34. Swedenhjelm said the Cardinals will face two good teams Thursday. Newton takes on Des Moines Roosevelt and host Indianola. Newton (N) 48, Boone (B) 26 132 Bryce Tish, N, pinned Troy Borsh, B, 1:16 138 Dakota Dawson, N, pinned Jack Lohman, B, 1:52 145 Brett Wolf, N, forf. 152 Peyton Patterson, N, OT dec. Tanner Frost, B, 7-2 160 Dillon Calkins, B, tech. fall Duncan Lee, N, 4:00 20-5 170 Kane Springis, B, dec. Jeffrey Thongvanh, N, 5-2 182 Brice Wilson, B, pinned Jordan Henning, N, 5:43 195 Ray Schroder, N, pinned Jake Stecher, B, 0:15 220 Mason Frost, B, pinned Joey Wright, N, 2:15 285 Kyle Springis, B, forf. 106 Jonathon Lawton, N, forf. 113 Koby Hull, N, pinned Cade Burma, B, 4:20 120 Cole Peters, N, dec. Albert Meier, B, 2-0 126 Parker Schuster, N, pinned Milo Davis, B, 1:34 Grinnell (G) 46, Newton (N) 30 120 Jevin Wyatt, G, pinned Cole Peters, N, 3:47 126 Dalton Kies, G, pinned Parker Schuster, N, 1:17 132 Kyle Sadler, G, pinned Bryce Tish, N, 4:34 138 Dakota Dawson, N, pinned Jake Simon, G, 0:47 145 Brett Wolf, N, pinned Griffin Reding, G, 3:16 152 Garrett Jay, G, maj. dec. Peyton Patterson, N, 12-4 160 Brody Beck, G, pinned Duncan Lee, N, 3:02 170 Jeffrey Thongvanh, N, dec. Bryce Lidtka, G, 3-1 182 Julio Sanchez, G, pinned Jordan Henning, N, 3:34 195 Ray Schroder, N, dec. Jared Keenan, G, 6-2 220 Anthony Clayton, G, pinned Joey Wright, N, 5:47 285 Tanner Hoffstetter, G, forf. 106 Koby Hull, N, pinned Lane Milner, G, 1:41 113 Hunter Versteegh, N, pinned Kaiden Gosselink, G, 3:36
Kellogg Township Fire Dept......... ..........................................129.61 Keltek Incorporated.............14.42 Keystone Lab......................11.00 Mike Machine Repair.........222.50 Napa Auto Parts................348.76 Newton Fire Dept..............300.00 Partner Communications...635.61 Platinum Business.............127.05 Sully Construction..........1,285.00 Todd's Tire..........................50.37 U S Cellular.......................270.08 Van Ryswk Plumbing.....1,167.50 Westrum Leak Detection...537.50 Receipts: ..................$69,632.79 Disbursements: ......$109,390.96 Motion by Leavens and seconded by Hinshaw to accept the bills as presented. Passed unanimously. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Leavens to adjourn. Passed unanimously Shirley Schippers Clerk Scott Van Waardhuizen Mayor January 22
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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
CITY OF KELLOGG JANUARY 6, 2014 Kellogg City Council met in special session on January 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Oath of office was taken by Scott Van Waardhuizen as Mayor and Sheri Leavens, Brenda Aldrich and Jeff Parsons as Council members. Mayor Van Waardhuizen called the meeting to order. Roll Call Frymoyer, Aldrich, Parsons, Leavens, and Hinshaw. Council did extensive discussion on the repairing the Cabin at the present location or to move to triangle by Holmdahl Street. Frymoyer, Hinshaw and Leavens are in favor of moving to the triangle by Holmdahl Street. Aldrich does not want to move and Parsons is undecided. By moving the Cabin the City would receive 50% of the estimated cost of repair from FEMA and if repaired at current Location City will receive 75% from FEMA. Mayor Van Waardhuizen asked if there is still a sentimental value at present location or if there is any Historical value left. Parsons commented the historical value left the park when the pond was taken out. Clerk will check with the Insurance provider what the cost of flood insurance will be if Cabin is repair at current location. This will be brought to the next meeting. The announcer's booth by the Horse area is set on a 14 X 22 Slab. Cost to repair is $6179.75. Repairs consist of plywood, siding, and doors. Curt will get an estimated cost to buy a portable building to fit slab. Electrical for Announcer's Booth is estimated at $732.31. Tennis Court needs electrical replaced. Shelter needs roof and electrical. Parsons suggest to add timer on electrical for Tennis Court. Ball field needs box connections on 6 poles for a total of $1,755.00. This is an informational meeting to assist the Mayor and Council with the condition of the Park and equipment and how to move forward with repairs. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Parsons to adjourn. Passed unanimously. Scott Van Waardhuizen Mayor Shirley Schippers Clerk January 22
CITY OF KELLOGG JANUARY 13, 2014 Kellogg City Council met on January 13, 2014 with Mayor Van Waardhuizen presiding. Council members present: Hinshaw, Leavens, Parsons, Aldrich, and Frymoyer. Motion by Hinshaw and seconded by Frymoyer to appoint Shirley Schippers as clerk for a two year term. Passed unanimously. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Leavens to accept the minutes as mailed and the financial statement as prepared. Passed unanimously. Deb from R & J'S Bar and Grill read a letter concerning the removal of snow and ice on Front St. on the north side of their building. She addressed the snow is piled on the grates at the corner of Front and Main. This is restricting the water flow of melting snow and ice when snow is piled on top of it. The ice in the trouth has been building up from the water refreezing causing icy conditions. Friday and Saturday there were 3 people fell from the ice. One was injured with bruised shoulder and broken ribs. Her question is what has to happen before something is done? She also inquired if there is an accident who is responsible? Mayor Van Waardhuizen suggested there needs to be a compromise on both sides. Curt responded Manatts would have to take the street down to bed rock to take the crown off of the street at a cost of from $75,000 to $80,000. Mayor's instruction Curt to keep snow plowed away from building and grate. He needs to keep it sanded. Council discussed the INI inspections to comply with DNR regulation. DNR is recommending the inspections to eliminate the additional water flow during the rainy seasons. City was hoping residents would voluntarily have the inspections done to comply with the sump pumps and down spouts. Parsons volunteered to assist Curt in contacting the balance of the residents to comply. The Cities insurance provider gave a quote for flood insurance on the Cabin and contents. The quote is $50,000 on Cabin and $50,000 on contents with a $1000 deductable. The premium is $643.00 annually. After the flood insurance quote the council discussed moving and repairing. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Aldrich after reviewing flood insurance premium to get quotes to repair Cabin. Passed unanimously. 28 E Agreement with the Kellogg Township Fire Dept is expired. Mayor suggested having Trustee's compose an agreement and review with the City. Motion by Hinshaw and seconded by Frymoyer to appoint Randy Caldwell as the City attorney. Passed unanimously. Calvin Dhondt presented the Jr. Fire Fighter program. The Fire Dept had the City Attorney help setup this program. Some of the criteria is the Jr. Fire Fighter must be between age 12 to 17 with a 2.0 grade average. They are not to go on any calls after 7:00 p.m. and not on the interstate. This program is very similar to the Explore program used by the Boy Scotts. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Parsons. Passed unanimously. Curt reported he would like to replace the water line from Second & Depot to Water & Third with a 1 inch line. Three bids: Van Ryswk $13,600, Sully Construction $10,000 to $12,000, and Howe Excavating $7,000. Council will act on at next meeting. Jet Co will be calibrating both flow meters at the Main Lift Station. Curt asked permission to make an appointment for next year. DNR will do the 2nd quarter inspection at the Water plant in July. Fire Chief Witte reported he will be having five firemen going to EMT classes @ $1400.00 each. Within the next 5 years the Department will need to replace 15 set of bunker gear. Per regulation gear can be used a maximum of 10 years. This will be a cost of $22,500. This needs to be a joint venture between the Township, City, and Fire Dept. Witte suggested applying for a grant. Mayor Van Waardhuizen reported on correspondence from the DOT concerning the repair on East St. This is scheduled in fiscal 2014-2015. C Simbro has inquired about the old light pole from High St. These need to be advertised and take sealed bids. Mayor Van Waardhuizen made appointments to the Council member for a two year period. Each of the Council members can be contacted for concerns of their appointments. Tenny Hinshaw....Mayor Pro Tem Mark Frymoyer..................Streets Sheri Leavens..Side Walks/Alleys Brenda Aldrich.........Water/Sewer Jeff Parsons.....Park/Street Lights Mayor and Council reviewed the City Codes questions by Iowa Codification to continue replacing the Cities code book. Clerk will finish with last details and bring to next meeting. Motion by Hinshaw and seconded by Frymoyer to present bills. Passed unanimously. December Payroll...........6,159.14 December FICA (City Share).......................471.18 December IPERS (City Share).......................539.30 Airgas North Central............92.32 Alliant Energy.................3,239.63 Black Hill Energy...............644.25 Bound Tree Medical..........290.08 Continental Research........479.76 Dale Gardner.......................75.00 Dodd's Trash Hauling.....2,003.22 Fastenal..............................35.36 First Choice Accounting....200.00 Hickenbottom Inc..............259.96 Interstate Power Systems............ .......................................2,411.39 Iowa One Call......................38.00 Jasper Co Animal Rescue...59.26 Jasper Construction..........898.79 Jasper Co Engineer...........948.96 Jeff Seals.......................2,388.00 Kellogg Post Office............145.00 Kellogg Township Fire Dept......... ..........................................129.61 Keltek Incorporated.............14.42 Keystone Lab......................11.00 Mike Machine Repair.........222.50 Napa Auto Parts................348.76 Newton Fire Dept..............300.00 Partner Communications...635.61 Platinum Business.............127.05 Sully Construction..........1,285.00 Todd's Tire..........................50.37 U S Cellular.......................270.08 Van Ryswk Plumbing.....1,167.50 Westrum Leak Detection...537.50 Receipts: ..................$69,632.79 Disbursements: ......$109,390.96 Motion by Leavens and seconded by Hinshaw to accept the bills as presented. Passed unanimously. Motion by Frymoyer and seconded by Leavens to adjourn. Passed unanimously Shirley Schippers Clerk Scott Van Waardhuizen Mayor January 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 NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF NEWTON TIMBER SALE Sealed bids for the timber sale as stated below must be filed before 10:00 A.M. on January 27, 2014 in the office of the Public Works Director, 1700 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, IA. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 10:00 A.M. on January 27, 2014 in the Public Works Office, 1700 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, IA, for consideration by the Newton City Council at its meeting on February 3, 2014 at the Newton City Council Chambers. The City of Newton reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Work shall commence upon approval of the contract by the Council and issuance of the Notice to Proceed, and be completed as stated below. Copies of the contract documents are available from the Public Works Office, 1700 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, IA, at no cost. General Nature of Public Improvement Newton Parks Timber Sale 2014: Project consists of the rights to 22 trees identified in 2 City of Newton parks for the purpose of timber harvesting. The work shall commence upon Notice To Proceed and all work shall be completed on or before March 15, 2014. Bid documents available at no cost. This Notice is given by authority of the City of Newton Katrina Davis, City Clerk, City of Newton, IA Published in the Newton Daily News January 22 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 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
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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.
1999 HARLEY Davidson XL CH Sportster, red & black, runs good, 24,000 miles, $3500. Must sell. call for details, after 2:30pm 641-521-7165
2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373
2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825 DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332
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. 2008 SUNSET Creek by Sunny Brook, 27' travel trailer, 12' slide out, walk in shower, regular size bed, sofa, and table make into a bed. 2 platform rockers and TV included, electric front jack, good condition, $13,000. Call 641-7924935
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Astrograph Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Compromise, diplomacy and tact are the lunar gifts of the Libra moon, and yet due to odd circumstances and tensions, the morning isn’t as harmonious as the Libra moon wants it to be. Everything eases up in the early evening, when the moon angles Mercury kindly, inviting people to let off some steam and talk about the day.
letting go of an old dream and embarking on a new one.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 22). You believe that all things are connected, and you experience many lucky “coincidences” this year. A stellar decision you make in February will lead to riches. March’s friendship will help you grow your talents. The love flowing through your life increases in April. Family thrives because they pull together in July. Aries and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 6, 30, 11 and 45.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). People will want to help you, but don’t let them today. Self-reliance is a source of pride for you, and you will push the limits of your physical and mental abilities in the name of independent effort.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Life dreams are similar to the dreams you have at night in that they have a way of fading, changing and transitioning into different scenes. You’ll be
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In a multimediadriven world, mixed messages are the norm. Which should you believe: the down-home version or the high-gloss mass media equivalent? Only you can decide.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are someone’s biggest influence today, and with that power comes the responsibility to behave in the way you’d like to see this person — and maybe the world in general — behave. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The term “just deserts” has its origins in what’s deserved or merited
and is not at all about the sweet treat at the end of a meal with which it is often confused. However, sometimes what’s deserved is a sweet treat. That will be the case today. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You could participate in a gabfest and should be very careful about what you say in this scenario. Much could get lost in translation. The best strategy will be an exit strategy. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). “Friend zone” or “relationship zone” — it’s your choice. By navigating the categories, you’ll make your life easier. You are happy when you are emotionally organized. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Before you point out the flaws around you, have a solution or two ready. This will distinguish you as a leader and the kind of person who takes care of business. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Be an investigator. It’s in your nature now, and besides, it will be lucky
for you to know the origin of things. Until you understand how they started, you won’t know the trajectory they are on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Reading will be important to your development and may even change the way you approach your days. At the very least, what you read will make you feel accomplished. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). The thing you do as an escape will wind up being the exact opposite of escape. It will connect you to the moment and to the people who share it with you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). No matter where you go, you won’t have to pretend to be anyone to fit in there today. Take a deep breath, and be yourself. Remember that confident people don’t mind admitting fear and doubt. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM