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Newton residents keeping track of Ukraine unrest By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor As a shaky truce ended within hours of it being announced, sending the capital city of Kiev back into chaos, one Newton woman sits in worry about what is happening to her native country of Ukraine. Svitlana Miller said the violence unfolding throughout the nation is heartbreaking. “Seeing people being killed because they want to be heard and they want to make a difference is truly distressing,” she said. “The territory of Ukraine was first inhabited at least fortyfour thousand years ago. And ever since then Ukrainians have been fighting for their independence and for the independence of their land. And this is exactly what is happening now.” Miller, who works as a student enrollment specialist and advisor for the Buena Vista University satellite in Newton, recently became a U.S. citizen. Her mother, Maria, also resides in Newton, but her grandparents and other family members are still in Ukraine. “Even though the biggest protests are happening in Kiev, things are intense in Cherkassy as well,” she said. “We are worried for

my grandparents and for their safety, because people know that they have family in the United States. Our friends are also afraid for their children because young adults are beaten and thrown in jail if they walk outside in groups of two or three and look ‘suspicious.’” Miller came to Newton as the first exchange student hosted by Newton’s Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors, the city’s sister-city organization. One of Newton’s two sister cities, Smila, is located a little more than 120 miles south-southeast of Kiev. Members of the OPEN Board have been communicating amongst themselves and with other former exchange students since the most recent hostilities began. Two other students, Anastasia “Nastia” Yefimova and Oksana Kovalenko, have both spoken with their former “host mother,” Jane Johnson of Newton. “Both girls came here as OPEN students from Smila,” Johnson said. “Nastia’s parents own a clothing sale business in the open air markets and Oksana’s mother is a branch manager of a bank in Smila and her father teaches math at the tech high school.”

Twitter Photos Pro-European Union protests in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine, erupted into violence earlier this week, creating concern for many in Newton, which has a sister-city relationship with Smila, Ukraine.

She said Oksana attended Newton Senior High School during the 2008-09 school year, living with the Johnsons the second half of the school year. She is currently attending university in Kiev, and was due to graduate this spring with her bachelor’s degree with plans to earn her master’s degree, as well. Johnson said Nastia attended NHS during the 2004-05 school year, living with the Johnsons the entire school year. After high school, Nastia attended a university in Kiev affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. An internship with

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meaning she was nearly cut off from the rest of the city. She said she was so busy with her work, however, she didn’t realize what was happening outside at first. “My mom called me and said that it’s practically civil war was starting,” she wrote. “And just now, I’m watching TV, it is online translation, and it doesn’t look good ... There are more than thousand people hurt, a lot of people’ve been already killed, there are horrible fires over there ... And it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop .. Oh my, people are saying prayers and singing national anthem out loud!” UKRAINE See Page 5A

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Citi Bank in Kiev eventually resulted in her current job. Tuesday, the first day of violence in Kiev, Nastia wrote twice to check in with Johnson: “It is [a] real nightmare. In all years that I’ve been living in Kiev, and it’s around seven years, I can’t recall [a] time when I would not be able to get home (like physically get from one spot to another),” she wrote. “All transportation system stopped at one point — subway didn’t work, busses didn’t go any where — it was even impossible to call a taxi.” She told Johnson her work was located near the epicenter of the protests in downtown Kiev,

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Ty Rushing/Daily News Hip-hop group Tru Dimensions is hosting its “Back on Stage Party” at the American Legion on Friday. Pictured are Producer Justin Hartz (left), rappers Justin “J.V.” Van Weelden (center) and Eric “Durty Erk” Hartz (right). Not pictured is another member, rapper Jason “Nutz” Gorusch.

Don’t call it a comeback. This Friday, Newton hip-hop group Tru Dimensions is not only hosting its “Back on Stage Party,” but they are having it at American Legion Post 111, which famously held the very first “official” hip-hop concert in Newton’s history. “We packed this place before Facebook,” Justin “J.V.” Van Weelden said, motioning toward the open space inside the bar area of the Legion.

Tru Dimensions is made up of rappers J.V., Eric “Durty Erk” Hartz, Jason “Nutz” Gorusch and producer/sound engineer Justin Hartz. The group began a hiatus when Nutz moved away from Central Iowa to continue his education. This led J.V., Durty Erk and Justin Hartz to form another group, VanHartz. J.V. recently got married, and for his honeymoon, he and his wife went to Colorado and paid Nutz a visit. TRU DIMENSIONS See Page 5A


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The SIAC meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, due to weather concerns. The meeting will be in Emerson Hough Conference Room 125.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting reset for Feb. 27 The Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting for today has been canceled due to predicted bad weather.  The group hopes to meet Thursday, Feb. 27.

Today’s Crop Fair postponed The “Tools for Your Future” Crop Fair planned for today at the Iowa Speedway has been postponed due to weather. It will be rescheduled for March. For more information, call Carrie Dodds at (515) 3265914 or cdodds@iowacorn.org. 

Jasper County Retired School Personnel to meet Jasper County Retired School Personnel will gather for their next meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church. The program will be given by Jimmy Small of the Iowa Speedway. Refreshments and visiting will follow the business meeting.  The group meets six times each year. Anyone who has served in any capacity in a school setting is welcome to attend. It’s a great way to spend a winter afternoon. Contact Pam Andrews at (641) 792-9583 for more information.

Submitted Photo Newton Rotary Club Students of the Month for February are Krystin Noe and Evan Shimon. They are pictured with Rotary President Patrick Hatting.

DMACC Creative Writing Contest winners Laura Runyan of Ames received a $1,000 Des Moines Area Community College Foundation Scholarship for taking first place in the annual DMACC District-wide Creative Writing Contest. Benjamin Rittgers of Ames received a $500 scholarship for his second place finish.  Tony Guerra of Ankeny re-

ceived a $100 poetry prize for first place; Brianna Brawley of Newton placed second and was awarded a $50 poetry prize; Nora Mandil of Windsor Heights received a $25 poetry prize for third. Fiction prizes were awarded to Michael Rutledge of Des Moines for first place, $100;

second-place $50 prize to Kevin Cook of Newton; and thirdplace $25 prize to Ann Voight of Des Moines. The prizes were provided from the DMACC Foundation, the Ankeny Campus Student Activities Council and the Science and Humanities Department.

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Lions Pancake Breakfast in Kellogg on March 1 The Kellogg Lions Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Amboy Grange hall in Kellogg. In addition to pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juices, milk and coffee are on the menu for your donation. Benefitting from the proceeds will be the Diabetes Awareness and  the Emergency Reserve Fund. Come and enjoy some food and conversation.

Carry out chicken and noodle dinner March 12 Make reservations now for Careage of Newton’s carry out meal from 5 to 6 p.m., March 12. The $6 take home meal will include chicken and homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and cookie. Proceeds made will go activities department projects. Reserve meals by Monday, March 10, by calling (641) 792-1127.

Submitted Photo Several of Jasper County’s 4-H members participated in a Meals From The Heartland packaging event last Sunday at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax. This year the club members raised more than $2,000 and received a matching grant from MFTH. This was three times more than what they did last year. They were able to package 109 boxes of food, each holding 36 bags, with each bag containing six meals for a total of 23,544 meals for the hungry and less fortunate. This project is such a good fit for the 4-H program because of the emphasis that 4-H has on Service Learning, Citizenship and Community Service. One of the four H’s stands for “Hands for Larger Service” and what better way to use your hands for larger service than to package meals for those in need, right here in Iowa as well as around the world.

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Barbara Jean Beard Feb. 19, 2014 Barbara Jean Beard, 87, died Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014, at Fleur Heights Care Center in Des Moines from complications of Pompe’s disease. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at  the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will be at the funeral home to meet friends and family one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Newton Union Cemetery with a visitation and luncheon to follow at the First Christian Church in Newton.   Barbara was born to Millie and Henry Schaumburg Sept. 13, 1926. She was married to Lester Ray Beard in Newton on Sept. 7, 1945. They had two children, David and Karen. They made Newton their home for many years until moving to Urbandale when more care was needed for Barbara and they could be closer to their children.   Barbara was diagnosed with Pompe’s disease when she was in her 40s and was one of Iowa’s first home

ventilator patients. Her husband, Les, was her primary care giver.  His love, devotion and skill in caring for her have been an inspiration to others.    Barb was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and especially enjoyed following the Iowa basketball team. She also loved the Chicago Cubs and never missed a game on TV or radio. She was a housewife and wonderful mother, and loved to play cards, dance and have family get-togethers. She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Newton. Many would marvel at Barb’s positive attitude about her disease and her ability to bounce back time and time again. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandkids and lived to see them.  Barb will be missed by those left behind

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Helen M. Nuese, 91, of Newton died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Park Centre. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Loren E. Bayles, 83, of Newton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Feb. 17, 2014 Evelyn M. Kimberley, 87, died Feb. 17, 2014. She was born to parents George and Gladys Lewis in 1926, and raised in Colfax. She married William I. Kimberley of Collins in 1951. and raised two children in Fort Dodge. Prior to marriage, Evelyn had worked at the telephone company in Colfax and again in Ames while Bill attended ISU. Bill and Evelyn were members of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge for 48 years, where Evelyn volunteered with MYF, the Lord’s Cupboard, and in many other ways. Following the death of Bill in 2005, she lived the last eight years between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Newton. She is survived by her daughter Kelley; son-in-law Roger Holliday; grandchildren Benjamin and Elona; son Frank Kimberley and grandson Trevor; sisters Mildred Kimberley, Helen Holdefer, Trula Fleener, Bertine Sleigh, Linda Wilson; many nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Bill of 54 years; brothers James and Russell Lewis; sisters Virginia Bunch, Betty Milligan and Georgena Bryant.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home 10211 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, in Cincinnati, Ohio. A memorial service this spring in Iowa will be announced at a later date.

House panel approves anti-bullying measure DES MOINES (AP) — Lawmakers in the Iowa House have approved an anti-bullying measure that would emphasize teacher training standards. The House Education Committee passed the measure 19-4 Wednesday. The bill is now up for debate on the House floor. The legislation would require parental notification in bullying situations, as well as bullying prevention and response training for educators. School officials would also be granted permission to get involved in certain instances of cyberbullying as they pertain to the school. Some committee members said they wanted the bill to focus even more on training. Republican Rep. Quentin Stanerson said future discussions on the measure would flush out those details. The education committee in the Senate passed a similar bill Wednesday.

Man questioned in Pittsburgh sisters’ deaths PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney says a man was questioned to “facilitate” the investigation into the slaying of two Pittsburgh women who are the sisters of an Iowa state representative. Pittsburgh police and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. aren’t releasing the man’s name. But he was detained for several hours late Wednesday into Thursday as police searched his apartment — which is located next door to the former home of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe, 44, and her sister, 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe. The women were found dead, each shot once in the head, on Feb. 7. Their sister, Mary Wolfe, is a Democratic state representative from Clinton, Iowa. Zappala says it’s premature to call the man who was questioned a “suspect.” Instead, Zappala says it was necessary “to detain an individual to facilitate part of the investigation.”

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including her husband, Lester; son David Beard (Sue); daughter Karen Stewart (Gary); four grandchildren, Cari Nelson (Matt), Mandy Lane ( Jason), Allison Bruhn (Michael) and Jamie Beard (Andrea); seven greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Millie Schaumburg; four brothers, George Schaumburg (Katherine), Glenn Schaumburg ( Jo), Clyde Schaumburg and Louie Schaumburg (Bonnie); and two sisters, Selma Parks (Earl) and Beulah Johnson.   The family wishes to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Fleur Heights Care Center for the love, kindness and care given to Barbara the past nine years, with a special thank you to Linda Newswander, respiratory therapist.    Memorial contributions can be made to The First Christian Church of Newton, St. Jude’s Hospice, or the activities department of Fleur Heights Care Center. Memorials may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

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What’s your flavor, passion? I’ve been challenged throughout the past two weeks to find my flavor and passion. I will have to say, one of my favorite television characters quotes is “Challenge Accepted.” I had the chance to network amongst my peers and some of the big names in Iowa journalBy Zach Johnson ism at the Iowa Staff Writer Newspaper Association annual convention. I was coming into the show with what most would call an emotional week. It wasn’t until after the convention, while heading out with a 20 lb. gift basket in hand and realizing Ty Rushing had no idea where he parked his car, that I realized the true comedy of my life’s experience. With the help of a Des Moines police officer, we eventually found Ty’s car, but I couldn’t help but find it funny how, after we left that amazing convention, what we talked about most was how everything we mastermind results in a moment you know you will never live down the rest of your life. After we pulled into Newton, I headed to the Manhattan to see my friend Danny Whitson play. It was an amazing night with some great country music. It was easy to see I was finding my passion with the music. The night ended with an altercation, which took away from a great night, but it was obvious something was missing. The night before, Ty and I had been hanging out after watching “The Lego Movie” at the Capitol II Theatre and we decided to have an adult beverage. First, we stopped at the Manhattan, and upon walking in, realized we had walked into a countrified jukebox, which made Ty say, “Let’s get moving around,” the signal we were going to check out the rest of the nightlife in Newton. The classic, yet distinguished strum of an acoustic guitar coming from the speakers was indication that “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks was being played. All of a sudden, Ty stopped, saying we had to pay our respects to the country legend. I was like, “Really?” So by the end of it, I found my friend is becoming a country music fan and that it was sad he had to stop me to enjoy something country. It was a comical moment, but one question remained. Why didn’t I stop to enjoy the music? It was obvious something was missing. In church this past Sunday, we were talking about salt and light. But in that, I found something that made me start smiling, because I found the “something” I was missing. It’s knowing that, no matter how bad a week can get, I will still find my smile. Salt is something that can never stand alone, but if you mix it with some meat, veggies, or a fruity beverage, it comes to life. So what, then, is light? It’s something you need to complete your life, because no one can live in darkness. It’s joining in with a friend singing off key to a classic song. It’s a pastor dancing on stage holding a single finger up to a children’s song. It’s an editor taking you under his wing to teach you how to network a convention. It’s a peace, which reminds you of why you are here. It gives an ultimate strength to be slapped in the face and smile because someone wants you to play at their level, but you know it’s because you’re doing something right.

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The history of Skiff (Part VIII) The years 2005 and 2006 were great ones for Skiff Medical Center.  Revenues were high, employee morale was exceptional, and the satisfaction of patients with the hospital had never been higher.  Skiff had experienced more than a decade Steve Long of growth and CEO was recognized Skiff Medical Center throughout the Iowa healthcare community as one of the best rural hospitals in the state. Skiff had evaluated the idea of gaining Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation prior to the final deadline for application in January 2006, but limiting the inpatient capacity of the hospital was an unpopular idea with the medical staff as the number of patients in-house at times exceeded the limit of 25 associated with the CAH designation.  This decision, combined with the strong growth trend of prior years, no doubt seemed like a good one at the time, and the CAH application deadline passed quietly by. Skiff had successfully navigated the ever-changing currents of the health-care industry for nearly 90 years, and the modern version of the organization bore little resemblance to its humble beginnings in the small house with a $350 per month budget in 1917.  To be sure, the mid-2000s were not without challenges at Skiff.  Payment for health-care services had been getting tougher for quite some time as private insurance companies continually reduced their reimbursements to hospitals.  The Maytag Corporation had fallen on hard times in recent years, and by 2006 the acquisition by Whirlpool was complete and the plants and headquarters in Newton had begun to close.  While the changes associated with Maytag were projected to have an impact on Skiff, it was thought to be something to which the hospital could adapt.  Fiscal year 2007 continued the long-term trend with another great year of volumes and financial performance.  It was marred only by the departure of Eric Lothe, Skiff ’s longtime CEO, who had accepted the

position of President with Health Enterprises of Iowa in Cedar Rapids (the company that is now investing in the new medical laboratory in Newton).  The fiscal year ended with positive performance as the search for a new CEO was undertaken. Newton had undergone a considerable change since the departure of Maytag.  Some employees of the plant and the headquarters relocated to other Whirlpool sites out of state, leaving Newton for good.  Those who elected not to relocate went in search of jobs, only to find that the high pay and great benefits of Maytag were nearly impossible to match locally and difficult to match even when commuting to employers in the greater Des Moines area. Newspapers from around the country chronicled the devastation wrought to the local economy and focused many articles on the problem of health insurance coverage. Maytag had provided exceptional health-care benefits and Skiff had benefited from this extraordinary coverage for many years, but as people migrated to less supportive insurance plans, or lost their coverage entirely, the costs of health care forced many to forego seeing their doctor and limit visits to the hospital to only emergencies.  A free clinic hosted at Skiff was started by the physicians in town at this time, and it immediately became the only source of health care for many individuals in the community. By early 2008, about the time the new CEO started, it had become clear that the long-term growth trend had ended and, in many departments of the hospital, volumes actually began to decline.  Unfortunately, as is the case with many organizations, long-term growth trends create cultures in which the expectation is that those trends will continue.  Add to this the effects of increasing expenses associated with inflation, and a serious disconnect appears in which expenses continue to grow while revenues begin to decline and mounting financial losses inevitably result. At about this same time, key physicians began to depart due to retirement or personal reasons, reducing volumes even further.  The escalating financial issues began to cause divisions at Skiff.  Many were in disbelief that a hospital that had

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done so well for so long could suddenly be experiencing such an extreme downturn. In early 2009, the situation had become dire, marked by the departure of many individuals in leadership capacities in the hospital.  An outside health-care operations firm was engaged in 2009 to fill the gap in leadership and develop a path toward restoration.  Intense analysis revealed that a two-fold approach of volume growth and expense reduction were needed.  Due to the severity of the situation, the interim leadership implemented a significant reduction in force.  Unfortunately, the process was handled poorly by the outside firm and it only fanned the flames of division already in place in the hospital. Late in 2009, the board made the decision to appoint Brett Altman, then Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to the post of interim CEO while the search for a permanent CEO was completed.  The appointment of a talented internal person to the position was a huge stride forward, and one of the first tasks Brett completed was sending a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services (the department in which Medicare is included) for inclusion in the Critical Access Hospital program.  By this time, there was no question that the hospital was small enough to operate under the 25bed limitations of the program and that the significant financial benefit associated with its cost-based reimbursement model would go a long way toward ensuring the long-term viability of Skiff. Unfortunately a response was received a few months later recognizing that, though Skiff would benefit from the Critical Access Hospital designation, other hospitals were located within 35 miles, and the state no longer had the ability to waive the mileage limit by designating the hospital a “necessary provider.”  Sadly, Skiff was no longer eligible for the program. Shortly after this, in January 2010, I had the privilege of joining the Skiff Medical Center family and got right to work with the Skiff team.  Then, on March 30, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law and the future of the entire health-care system in America changed …

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Senators advance plan for Iowa juvenile facility DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that would establish a state facility for delinquent girls advanced in the Iowa Senate on Wednesday, but a key backer expressed reservations about the legislation’s future because it did not win bipartisan support. The Senate Human Resources Committee approved the bill in a party-line vote with eight Democrats in favor and five Republicans opposed. The legislation was originally designed to reopen the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, but now just says there must be

Ukraine Continued from Page 1A “It is so horrible and so noble at the same time!” Miller had similar sentiments, watching the violence unfold. “Let me tell you, in a way I am proud that people are fighting for their rights, that they are not afraid of the corruption,” she said. “But

a state-run facility for delinquent girls. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, D-Iowa City, said he was disappointed the bill did not earn Republican votes and pledged to keep working for compromise with fellow senators and with lawmakers in the Republican-controlled state House. “We need co-operation. We need to put the kids first,” said Bolkcom. Gov. Terry Branstad closed the Iowa Juvenile Home on Jan. 15 following allegations that teens were improperly treated at the center, which

my heart is just hurting every time I see that a another dead body was found or another person was injured.” Miller noted that many of the protesters are young college students, her age. She said seeing “the future of Ukraine” dying or being severely injured as a result makes her “furious.” “The conflict started with a peaceful protest, violence was not used in any shape or

Tru Dimensions Continued from Page 1A “(Nutz) and I started talking, and he talked about how frustrated he was because we never got some stuff done and we really believed in the music still,” J.V. said. “So, we kind of started talking, and we were like, ‘Let’s do another Tru Dimensions show and get the album done.’” When J.V. returned, he told the rest of Van Hartz the idea, and he said Justin Hartz “got real serious about it.” “I was getting kind of sick and frustrated of not doing music,” Justin Hartz said. “I started wanting to make more music and we started working on the VanHartz album and then we

housed some of Iowa’s most troubled girls. The treatment of children at the center came to light after an investigation by the advocacy group Disability Rights Iowa and stories by The Des Moines Register. They reported that physical restraints were used on children and that staffers relied on isolation cells. Sen. David Johnson, R-Ocheyedan, was among the Republicans opposing the bill. He argued that the bill still raises the prospect of reopening the home in Toledo.

form,” she added. “The protesters were forced to use fire and rocks to protect themselves after the army pushed with their force.” Johnson also heard from Oksana early in the day Wednesday. Oksana said her university was closed, and noted the public was scared about what was going on. But, she said it was safe where she lives; she intends to stay home to avoid

started working on the Tru Dimensions album and kind of went from there.” Tru Dimensions won’t be the only artist rocking the microphone at the “Back on Stage Party.” Newton’s own Young Drew is slated to perform as is B-Lo, Rypt the Ripper and The Legacy. Nutz will also perform some of his solo material under the pseudonym “Cassius Jonez” and VanHartz will perform as well. Tickets are $5 at the door, raffle tickets will be sold for $1 and prizes include bar tabs and Tru Dimensions gear. The show is 18 and older, doors open at 7 p.m., and the performances begin at 8 p.m. The group plans to use the funds from the show to finance the first Tru Dimensions album.

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“As we went into these discussions, there was kind of an agreement that we would not speak to location, we would speak to accreditation,” Johnson said. The closing has prompted a legal tug-of-war. Four Democratic lawmakers also joined with the head of the state’s largest employees’ union in filing a lawsuit against Branstad and Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer, seeking to keep the home open. A district judge recently ruled in their favor, but Branstad has appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

trouble. However, Johnson did not hear from Nastia Wednesday. Johnson said Nastia may be trying to make arrangements to work from home, but also noted emails and other communications with the West may be monitored by the Ukrainian government. “It may be fear mongering, but yes, I told her to be careful,” Johnson said. “I don’t think anyone

“It’s been a long time coming,” Durty Erk said. The guys have been rehearsing and practicing to regain their stage presence as Tru Dimensions, which made J.V. feel a bit nostalgic. “I was really focused on VanHartz for awhile, because Tru Dimensions, it just seem like it kind of faded away. Since we’ve been practicing for the Tru Dimensions show, I’ve realized how good the songs truly are and the potential for them is just endless,” J.V. said. “So now, I’m all about Tru Dimensions right now and we all really believe in it.” One reason Tru Dimensions went on hiatus was the difficulty in promoting the group in the pre-social media era. NewtoN

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ever expected things to get this bad, and I really don’t see things changing or getting better anytime soon,” Miller added. “My hope and prayers are that things get resolved soon and that my fellow Ukrainians find peace in their own country.” Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at beschliman@newtondailynews.com.

“It was just kind of hard getting stuff out there,” J.V. said. The group members also began getting married, having children and taking different paths in life. However, they could never fully let music leave their lives nor could they disappoint the fans that had supported them throughout the years. “Everybody kept asking, ‘Hey, when’s the Tru Dimensions album coming out?’” Durty Erk said. “It’s left a hole in my heart that we actually never got that done,” J.V. said of a Tru Dimensions album. “Now, we are going to fill it.” Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@ newtondailynews.com.

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Veteran dad has no desire to start a second family DEAR ABBY: I’m a single mom in a serious relationship with a divorced man who has children of his own. Between us, we have seven, ranging in age from 7 to 17. I’m in my early 30s; he’s in his early 50s. My dilemma: I’m interested in having another child if we get married. He definitely isn’t. Is it unreasonable for me to want to add to this already large potential blended family? I love the idea of experiencing motherhood again with a little more experience and age under my belt, and I’d love to share that intimacy with him. While he likes the abstract possibility of “our” child, he says he feels too old now and he wouldn’t be able to be the kind of father he would want to be. If neither of us had kids of our own, this would be a deal-breaker for me, but how do I know if my maternal longings are just the last, painful tickings of my biological clock, or a real desire that I’ll end up resenting him for if I ignore it and we stay together? — IS SEVEN ENOUGH? DEAR IS SEVEN ENOUGH?: Because your boyfriend is in his 50s and has made it clear that he isn’t interested in becoming a father again, I think you should count your many blessings and consider that seven is a lucky number. DEAR ABBY: My godmother passed away in January 2011. My godfather, “Jim,” remarried last year. I am still mourning her loss and have not been able to get myself to call and speak to Jim, even though I did send him a congratulatory wedding card. I love him. Jim is a wonderful, kind, attractive man. I knew it wouldn’t be long before another woman would take an interest in him or he’d find love again. My siblings have tried to get me to make contact with him, but I’m still not ready to accept that he has moved on with another woman. Please advise me. — CAN’T FACE IT IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CAN’T FACE IT: I am sorry for your loss, and I’m sure your godmother will always live in your heart. However, if you love your godfather, you should be

glad that he has been able to move forward in his life. That he was open to finding love again speaks volumes about the quality of the marriage he shared with your godmother. Of course seeing Jim with someone else won’t be easy for you, but it is sad that you would sacrifice the special relationship you have with him because you are reluctant to face reality. For both of your sakes, I hope you’ll reconsider. If you do, you may find that you like the new lady in his life. DEAR ABBY: Is it ever appropriate for a diner to lick his/her fingers in public, like when eating finger food or barbecue? It drives me nuts! I equate it to a cat cleaning itself. When I try to get the person in question to use a napkin, I’m looked at as if I’ve lost my mind! At the very least, our hands are covered with germs, and who wants to stick them in their mouth? Yecch. — GROSSED OUT IN OHIO DEAR GROSSED OUT: I think it depends upon the circumstances in which the food is being served. If someone is eating canapes at a cocktail party, licking the fingers is a no-no. And most barbecue joints provide moist towelettes to their patrons. On the other hand, Col. Sanders used to call his fried chicken “finger lickin’ good.” At a picnic or informal gathering, it’s purr-fectly acceptable to lick one’s fingers, and I confess this tabby has probably done it, so I’m not going to cast aspersions.

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Upcoming Fitness Classes Newton YMCA 1701 S. Eight Ave. E. Bootcamp Small Gym, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. Bootcamps offer intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises to provide you with the ultimate circuit workout. Firm Express Aerobics Room, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:55 to 6:25 p.m. This class uses hand weights, tubing, medicine balls, steps and more to help increase strength, tone up muscles, and improve metabolism and flexibility. All skill levels welcome.

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Wild or farmed — which fish to choose? By Emily Ring Hy-Vee Dietitian Both farm-raised as well as wild caught fish can provide adequate amounts of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish such as salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, sardines, lake trout, and herring are great sources of omega-3s that may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce inflammation, and assist with brain function. The American Heart Association recommends consuming fish two times per week with servings of 3.5 ounces or about ¾ cup of flaked fish. Certain types of seafood are overfished and/or are harvested in a manner that causes undue stress to the environment or other marine life. Sustainable seafood is harvested or raised in a manner that provides for its long-term viability (sustainability) while minimizing damage to the environment and other sea life.

In order to protect marine resources and ensure future seafood supplies, Hy-Vee has committed to selling responsibly sourced fresh and frozen seafood that is rated as a Green ‘Best Choice’ or a Yellow ‘Good Alternative’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, certified to an environmental standard equivalent to these ratings, or sourced from credible, time-bound improvement projects. Look for the “Responsible Choice” label at your Hy-Vee to ensure you are purchasing sustainable seafood. Some fish have higher mercury levels than others and should by limited or avoided by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and young children. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Super Green list highlights products that are currently on the Seafood Watch ‘Best Choices’ (green) list, are low in mercury and are good sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.” This list can be found at www.seafoodwatch.org.

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Cardinals drop 4A playoff game to Lady Dutch By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PELLA — Newton’s Cardinals ended up losing 6037 Wednesday in Class 4A Region 5 play to host Pella. The 23-point margin was not a true indicator of how the playoff game went. It was a 12-point game, 43-31, when Alex Hutchinson drained a 3-pointer for Newton at the midway point of the third quarter. The Cardinals came out of the break with more intensity at both ends of the court. Newton forced Pella’s Lady Dutch into enough mistakes in the third quarter. “We couldn’t capitalize on them. We’d get with in 12 and just couldn’t break through,” Newton head coach Brandon Sharp said. “Our girls played hard tonight. Pella had a run in the first quarter to put space between us and we couldn’t catch up.” That run came after Hannah Rhoads’ 3-pointer for Newton tied the game at 7-7. Pella’s Katie Vandermolen poured in six points in an eight-second span. She hit a 3-pointer, stole the inbounds pass by Newton and drove to the basket. Vandermolen, who scored 15 of her gamehigh 17 points in the first half, scored a three-point play. The Lady Dutch added five more points while keeping Newton scoreless to extend their lead to 18-7 by the end of the first quarter. “We gave up way too many offensive rebounds in the first half,” Sharp said. “When you have the two top offensive rebounding teams in the state in 4A, it’s going to come down to which team has the most. They killed us with position.” Down 23-11, the Cardinals got a boost from their lone senior, Lizzie Stock. Stock sank four consecutive free throws

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Above, it is convergence for Newton’s Cardinal defense as Sarah Kalkhoff (50) stands her ground against a driving Katie Vandermolen of Pella, three other Newton players turn to help. Vanderemolen led host Pella past Newton, 60-37, Wednesday night in the first round of the Class 4A Region 5. At right, senior guard Lizzie Stock (20) played her final game for Newton Wednesday. Stock led the Cardinals with 13 points in a playoff loss at Pella.

cutting the deficit to eight with 4:23 remaining in the second quarter. Again, the Lady Dutch had a strong offensive surge, 14-6, to lead 37-21 at halftime. The Cardinals opened the second half with two free throws by Sydney Jenkins. Shelby Gray answered Vandermolen’s basket with a bucket for Newton. When Jessica Holterhaus netted a 3-pointer for Pella, Hutchinson delivered a threepoint play off a steal for Newton. Hutchinson’s three at the 4:05 mark made it 43-31. The Cardinals were holding defensively and had several possession to cut into the Pella

lead but couldn’t do it. Stock, who finished her final game as a Cardinal with a teamhigh 13 points, scored on a fastbreak. Rhoads downed two free throws and it was a 12-point margin, 47-35, with 5:58 remaining in the game. Newton scored just two more points as its season came to an end. “This team has grown through the process. We’ve progressed from where we were in Game 1 to this game,” Sharp said. “Maybe it didn’t show on the scoreboard but our girls have grown in the mental aspect of the game. “We’ve realized how hard it takes to play each possession to

Area boys teams move into playoffs By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor Two of the area boys’ basketball teams opened postseason play Monday. Three more begin playoff action Thursday and Newton opens Class 4A substate play Monday. Colfax-Mingo lost Monday to finish the season at 0-23. Pella Christian won and moved into the

semifinals of the Class 2A District 12 tournament. The Eagles take on top-seeded Prairie CityMonroe’s Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Albia. In the other semifinal, Davis County plays Albia at 8 p.m. The winners play in the district championship game Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Oskaloosa at 7 p.m. The District 12 champion advances to the Class 2A Subtate 6 to face

the District 11 champion on March 1 in Ottumwa. In Class 2A District, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders play South Hardin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at West Marshall in State Center. The other semifinal has West Marshall playing North Polk, which beat Colfax-Mingo Monday, at 8 p.m. BOYS See Page 2B

come out with a win at the varsity level. I’m extremely proud of this team on how hard they fought all year. These girls never gave up on anything and there were several times they could have.” Newton cashed in on 16-of-23 free throw attempts Wednesday. Stock was 7-of-8 at the line. The Cardinals finished at 5-17. Pella also got 13 points from Holterhaus and 11 from Mackenzie Gustafson. Newton 7-14-10-6—37 Pella 18-19-10-13—60 Newton — Jenkins 1-2-0-4, Leonard 0-0-1-0, Stock 3-7-4-13, Hutchin-

son 1/1-1-2-6, Rhoads 0/1-4-2-7, Gray 1-0-2-2, Jacobsen 0/1-2-2-5, Reynolds 0-0-1-0, Kalkhoff 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 6/3-16-16-37. Pella — Roslien 0-1-0-1, Finney 1-0-1-2, Sunderman 0-0-2-0, Buchheit 3/1-0-0-9, Gustafson 2-7-3-11, Vandermolen 3/3-2-4-17, Holterhaus 4/1-2-1-13, Groenendyk 1-0-1-2, Borgerding 0-0-5-0, Terpstra 2-1-0-5. TOTALS: 16/5-13-17-60.

Panel OKs tax breaks for Knoxville Raceway DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A plan to offer a state tax break of up to $2 million to the Knoxville Raceway is moving forward in the Iowa House. The proposal received preliminary approval in a House subcommittee Wednesday and will now move on to committee-level review. Under the proposal, the racetrack in Knoxville would get a rebate of state sales taxes to help pay

for an expansion. Raceway officials say the rebate would help them build luxury suites for spectators and make other improvements. They expect to break ground by the end of 2016. The legislation would provide up to $2 million or 25 percent of the project costs, whichever is less. Lawmakers say that the rebate would be an economic development boost for south-central Iowa.

PCM girls knocked out of Class 3A playoffs by Lady Jays By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer

Dustin Turner/Daily News PCM junior Courtney Van Houweling drives to the hoop for a shot attempt during the fourth quarter of the Mustangs’ 70-47 loss in Class 3A playoffs Wednesday at Bondurant. Van Houweling led the team with 18 points.

BONDURANT — Prairie CityMonroe’s Lady Mustangs had a good season, finishing 15-8. Unfortunately for the girls, all good things must come to an end, and in the end, that’s what happened Wednesday night on the hardwood against Bondurant-Fararr’s Bluejays. PCM started out even with the Jays, playing a back-and-forth game to a four-point lead following the first quarter, but coach Bret Grier saw even then that his team was in trouble. “It was not happening tonight,” Grier said. “We got a little frazzled right from the start. Even though it was tied or when we were ahead, it just looked like we were a little panicky on offense. We didn’t look like we settled in offensively. A lot of credit goes to their defense, but we just never really settled down.” The Mustangs ramped up the pressure to start the second quarter, forcing several missed shots from the Lady Jays, but PCM couldn’t

seem to grab a rebound. B-F’s girls missed frequently from long range, but the girls underneath ran out for long rebounds and were able to get easy putback opportunities. Ash Burrows scored underneath off an inbounds pass, followed by a penetrating score by Keely Bycroft to give the Jays a 15-14 lead and force a PCM timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Courtney Van Houweling scored on back-to-back steals, one leading to a layup and the other to free throws. Van Houweling sank 1-of-2 from the line to tie the score at 17, which is when the Jays made a run. B-F rolled off a 14-3 run to end the half, which included a stepback jumper by Lexi Atzen and a three by Madi Atzen. “I think we were down 11 or 13 heading into the half, and we said, ‘Hey it’s not a mountain we have to climb. We need to take it possession by possession. Move the ball, take our time,’” Grier said. “Unfortunately, we still were frazzled by their PCM See Page 2B


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Sports Calendar Today Wrestling State tournaments Wells Fargo Arena at Des Moines Class 2A, 9 a.m. Class 3A, 2 p.m. Class 1A, 7 p.m. High School Basketball Newton boys at Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Boys Class 1A District 11 At Pleasantville Woodward-Granger vs. LynnvilleSully, 6:30 p.m. Class 2A District 12 At Albia Pella Christian vs. PCM, 6:30 p.m. Class 2A District 13 at State Center South Hardin vs. CMB, 6:30 p.m. Friday Wrestling State tournaments Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, 9 a.m. High School Basketball Girls Class 1A, Region 5 Wayne, Corydon at Lynnville-Sully, 7 p.m Saturday Wrestling State tournaments Wells Fargo Arena at Des Moines Class 2A, 3A, 1A Consolation semifinals, finals, 10 a.m. Class 3A, 2A, 1A Championship finals, 5:45 p.m. Monday High School Basketball Boys Class 4A Substate 6 Ottumwa at Newton, 7 p.m. High School Bowling Newton boys at Class 1A state tournament, Des Moines, 11 a.m.

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PCM: Future is bright for Mustang girls’ basketball program Continued from Page 1B guards, who were really quick. We just never really got into a flow until it was too late.” Burrows scored on a putback to open the half followed by a three-point play converted by Emily Wilson. Rachel Stafford found Lexi Kain cutting to the basket for PCM’s first points, but by then the Mustangs trailed 39-22. Burrows scored five straight after swishing a three, and PCM took a timeout. Burrows and Madi Atzen hit threes to push the lead to its highest point at 25. The Mustangs tried to claw back into it. Abbi Gilson scored on a layup. Katie Vande Wall scored on the next possession, and Rachel Gulling knocked down a 3-pointer. Gilson sank two foul shots before the end of the quarter, making it 53-37 after three quarters. Gilson came out determined in the fourth. She converted a 3-point play to open it up and chop the lead to 13. However, threes by Burrows and Amy Stock extended the Bluejay lead, and B-F held on to advance.

The Mustangs have hope for the future. Although PCM’s girls will not get any help in the size department, which was the team’s main weakness this season according to Grier, the Mustangs have two big time scorers coming back in Van Houweling and Gulling and a promising group of freshman girls, who spent valuable time in the rotation this season. “We lose two seniors that started for us in Abbie and Lexi. They’ll be tough to replace,” Grier said. “We do have a nice core coming back. We’ve got three juniors who started for us and a whole crew of freshmen who played a ton for us. We’ll be able to build off of that.” Dustin Turner/Daily News PCM senior Abbi Gilson has a lane to drive past a BondurantFarrar defender in Wednesday night’s Class 3A regional playoff game at Bondurant. The Mustangs lost 70-47 to the host Bluejays, ending PCM’s season. Gilson finished with nine points in her final game as a Mustang.

Van Houweling led PCM with 18 points. Gilson was second on the team with nine, and Gulling scored five points. Burrows knocked down

eight shots and five more from the foul line for 24 points. Madi Atzen hit five threes, a majority of which came in the second half, to wind up with 19 points.

PCM Mustangs 14-6-17-10 — 47 B-F 10-21-22-17 — 70 PCM — Van Houweling 3/2-4-6-18, Kain 2-3-2-6, Jayci Vos 0-1-0-0, Gulling 2/1-4-0-7, Katie Vande Wall 1-2-0-2, Rachel Freland 1/1-4-0-5, Gilson 3-5-3-9, Kayla Jennings 0-10-0. TOTALS: 12/4-24-11-47 B-F — Logan Farmer 0-1-0-0, Lexi Atzen 1-4-3-5, Emily Wilson 1-13-5, Madi Atzen 1/5-2-2-19, Ash Burrows 5/3-2-5-24, Amy Stock 0/1-2-0-3, Keely Bycroft 5-4-212, Giavana Vance 0-1-0-0, Emma Gaber 1-1-0-2. TOTALS: 14/9-1815-70

Boys: Playoffs are under way for area basketball teams Continued from Page 1B The semifinal winners play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Nevada. The District 13 champion moves in to the Class 2A Substate 7 championship game against the District 14 winner on March 1 in Johnston. Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks travel to Pleasantville Thursday to play Woodward-Granger at 6:30 p.m. in a Class 1A District 11 quarterfinal contest. The winner plays at Pleasantville Tuesday,

Feb. 25, in a semifinal game agaisn the winner of Martensdale-St. Marys and Colo-NESCO. On the other side of the 1A District 11 bracket, Madrid plays Ankeny Christian and Pleasantville plays Grandview Park Baptist of Des Moines on Thursday. The winners play at Pleasantville Feb. 25. Semifinal winners play at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Ankeny and the District 11 champion goes to Indianola March 1 to play the District 12 champion for the Class 1A Substate 6 championship.

Newton begins Class 4A Substate 6 play at home Monday, Feb. 24. The Cardinals host Ottumwa at 7 p.m. The winner travels to Iowa City Feb. 28 to take on Iowa City City High in a semifinal game. Iowa City West awaits the winner of Cedar Rapids Prairie and Marshalltown game. That semifinal is Feb. 28 at Iowa City West. The semifinal winners play for the substate title on March 4 at 7 p.m. either at Cedar Rapids Prairie or Iowa City West, depending on which team wins that semifinal.

Cardinal Lanes Bowling Results Feb. 12 Women’s Wednesday Morning Coffee Newton Daily News 6, Hewitt Apts. 2 Newton Daily News — 2,132: Connie Lakin 367, Angie Keith 374, Louise Vink 405, Connie DeGreef 411; Hewitt Apts. — 2,088: Bonnie Right Logue 408, Lucy Ponsetto 374, Billie Montgomery 357, Diana Agan 351. Half Nuts 3, Mustang Redemption 1 Half Nuts — 2,214: Mady Engle 429, Shirley Harris 270, Karen Vangenderen 402, Erika Frank 422; Mustang Redemption — 2,155: Trudy Delk 350, Doloras Ballard 294, Rene Herwehe 402, Betty Karr 437. Mo-Jo Cycling 2, Pete & Re-Pete’s 2 Mo-Jo Cycling — 2,183: Cathy Peters 416, Pat Ward 385, Brenda Morris 429, Crystal Peteers 380; Pete & Re-Pete’s — 2,146: Charlotte Ross 498, Mary Gates 314, Sheryl Ferguson 396, Sue Hunter 219. Backus Plumbing 3, Mohawk Stables 1 Backus Plumbing — 2,288: Betty Whitson 430, Darlene Koppin 512, Marilyn Backus 350, vacancy 360; Mohawk Stables — 2, 199: Chelsea Lester 348, Doris Byal 358, Lorna Hofer 217, Marlene Moorman 366. Feb. 9 Sunday Nite Mixed Pick Up Artists 4, Tri-County Insurance 0 Pick Up Artists — 2,626: Tammy Decook 393, Bryan Etter 366, Tonya Williamson 377, Doni Kim 512; Tri-County Insurance — 2,535: Tammy Aalbers 390, Kenna Willey 409, Amber Tabor 437, Troy Tabor 600. Hewitt’s Service Center 3, Mavericks 1 Hewitt’s Service Center — 2,540: Jason Mikkelson 530, Ron McMains 505, Nancy Mikkelson 415, Judy McMains 409; Mavericks — 2,518: Justin Anderson 426, Nikki Oartwieg 395, JIll McMahon 280, Ashley Marshall 295. The Players 4, Pin Heads 0 The Players —2,638: Crystal Peters 443, Joe Petes 436, Cathy Peters 506, Early Albertson Jr. 618; Pin Heads — 2,415: Gene Koder 384, Pam Joseph 338, Larry Lappe 377, Penny Lappe 395. Kill-Kill-Kill 3, BDS Racing 1 Kill-Kill-Kill — 2,746: Kelly Lester 414, Bonnie Geerlings 541, Butch Lester 629, Mikey Geerlings 640; BDS Racing — 2,481: Dale James 537, Terry Cooper 435, Machelle Quick 399, Steven Murphy 636.

Town-Country Sanitary 2 1/2, Almost Despicable 1 1/2 Town-Country Sanitary — 2,663: Stacy Sutton 431, Allen Buzzard 441, Nicholas McGinley 542, Mick Karr 630; Almost Despicable — 2,479: Dennis Cooper 528, Ronnie Swisher 441, Crissy Swisher 487, Ron Swisher 501. Optimae Team wins by default Optimae Team — 2,452: Jan Albertson 352, Neil Weyrauch 310, Raejean White 394, Edwin Lawrence 285. KFC-Taco Bell 2, Kool Kids 2 KFC-Taco Bell — 2,625: Christie Huges 445, Teri Burkett 448, Allan Burkett 336, Robert Huges 496; Kool Kids — 2,543: Scott VerSteeg 438, Regina VerSteeg 373, Dave Henderson 487, Barry Mullenburg 516. Feb. 6 Splitters Hewitt Service Center wins by default Hewitt Service Center — 1,988: Troy Tabor 587, Amber Tabor 456, Judy McMains 450, Bev Van Blair 495. Cappy’s 4, Cardinal Lanes 0 Cappy’s — 2,372: Laird Trusler 501, Jason Mikkelson 655, Mark Frymoyer 564, Mike Price 652; Cardinal Lanes — 2,257: Larry Anderson 610, Ron McMains 439, Alan Shea 522, Jeff Van Blair 509. Pheasants 4-Ever 4, Rialto Barber Shop 0 Pheasants 4-Ever — 2,303: Anthony Brock 552, Barbara J. Majerus 564, Lonnie Majerus 592, Michael Sing 595; Rialto Barber Shop — Paul Twaddle 423, Brett Auffert 470, Chuck Wennihan 574, Gene Mikkelson 593. Wauters 76 2, Cardinal Trophies 2 Wauters 76 — 1,810: Keith Kirchner 464, Bev Kirchner 315, James Smith 465, Janielle Wauters 392: Cardinal Trophies — 1,791: Stacy Kriebel 380, Shila Swarts 446, Machelle Quick 429, Bonnie Geerlings 536. Feb. 5 This Bud’s For You We the P Paul wins by default We the P Paul — 2, 585: Pat Paul 313, Joy Jensen 373, Sharla Oswalt 299, Loran Maines 313. M and M Trucking 3 1/2, Barely Legal 1/2 M and M Trucking — 2,450: Vicki Wright 422, Carol York 366, Rose Trapp 387, Susan Maasdam 402; Barely Legal — 2,429: Steve Roose 431, Lance Moorman 396, Casey Sheller 303, Lori Moorman 465. Four Elements 4, Just 4 Us 0 Four Elements — 2,515: Evan Koons 374, Shelly Koons 384, Fred Adrianse

357, Granville Smith 482: Just 4 Us — 2,396: Kathy Mathews 322, Michael Retman 414, Astrid Brown 282, Rena Miller 301. Cy-Hawk 4, Almost 0 Cy-Hawk — 2,529: Brad Rozendaal 416, Tom Baxter 371, Todd Rozendaal 424, Matt Julius 436: Almost — 2, 357: Rex Thompson 383, Cooper Heath 287, Scott Dougan 545 Jeanann Dougan 377. Go Hawkeyes Big Red Farms 4, Warrick Motors 0 Big Red Farms — 3,312: Ssann Watts 367, Cindy Worley 401, Heather Cupples 410, Sonya Putz 386, Pam Moore 571; Warrick Motors — 3,018: Tanya Myers 344, Lynn Schiebel 322, Vernelle Wylie 388, Barb Gray 477, Janet Martz 374. Newton Home 2, Cardinal Lanes 2 Newton Home — 2,731: Jen Clausen 408, Tina Forck 440, Jean Daniesl 334, Ryanne Jansen 336, Betty Koppin 347; Cardinal Lanes — 2, 836: Karlene Gifford 373, Royb Jacobs 354, Lisa Brown 343, Bev Van Blair 445, Megan Wells 279. Medicine Shoppe 3, Real Housewives 1 Medicine Shoppe — 3,024: Tammy Aalbers 437, Cindy Cox 433, Suzie Aalbers 346, Ashlynn Malloy 522, Barbara J. Majerus 446. Real Housewive — 2,941: Amy Chance 342, Meri Brown 282, Kelly Putz 332, Mary Baxter 400, Elizabeth Rozendaal 484. Youth Leagues Feb. 3 Monday Rollers K-2nd Grade Team Herbig: Rylan Herbig 105, Dawson Herbig 159; Sisters: Kylie Behrens 96, Julie Behrens 24. The Sharks: Jesus Cante 16; Team Bown: Logan Bown 125, Nevalh Bown 121. Cardinal Monday Strikers 2nd-6th Grade The Grizzlys win by default The Grizzlys — 1,217: Breyton Sschmenker 224, Lincoln Ergenbright 276. Mario & Sonic 3, Golden Leopards 1 Mario & Sonic — 1,267: Clay Lamb 287, Devin Lamb 365; Golden Leopards — 1,243: Kaitlyn Gifford 302, Elizabeth Behrens 161. Feb. 1 Cardinal Club Middle School-High School You’re Next 4, Just Us Guys 0 You’re Next — 2,574: Michale Hodnett

323, Sierra Etter 380, Alicia Miller 371, Alexis Etter 450; Just Us Guys — 2,365: Joe Malson 334, Zion Dickey 247, Sam Supino 373, Jerico Theis 388. #Yolo Swag 4, 3 Kings and a Queen 0 #Yolo Swag — 2,734: Alexandria Cox 440, Shea Carre 548, Erica Bailey 534, vacancy 375; 3 Kings and a Queen — 2,592: Payton Cox 629, Joe Stammeyer 344, Reid Miller 613, Madison Humphrey 430. DaBosses 2, The Originals 2 DaBosses — 2,560: Reece Thurmond 474, Shaiden Simmons 417, Hnter Van Brogen 352, Austin Johansen 402; The Originals — 2,536: Melanie Stice 393, Courtney Tabor 456, Nic Winchell 448, vacancy 375. Pin Snipers 3, Cloud 9 1 Pin Snipers — 2,536: Alyssa White 356, Olivia Hawking 301, Kaytlyyn Hughes 295, Abby Ambroson 333; Cloud 9 — 2,466: Jake Karlzen 524, Bryan McMahon 474, Nick VerSteeg 408, Nick James 307. 3, 2, 1 3, Grinnellians 1 3, 2, 1 — 2,481: Tyra Lambertus 299, Alex Burkett 312, Damir Gumerov 318, Cutter Benac 472; Grinnellians — 2,399: Gage Grutz 430, Wyatt Crawford 500, Josh Hoffman 447, Gibrila Montgomery 272. Sibling Rivalry 4, Team 8 0 Sibling Rivalry — 2,458: Brevin Johnston 483, Justice Johnston 324, Nathanial Daughtrey 232, Ryley Roney 279; Team 8 — 2,338: Alex Bare 537, Andrew Lammey 495, Ryan Bowen 373, vacancy 375. Cardinal All Stars 3rd-6th Grade Skeleton Death 3, Team JGT 1 Skelton Death — 1,875: Dalton Anderson 228, Owen Muhs 281, Lars Taylor 199. Team JGT — 1,867: Amaryn Oswalt 265, Genessa Slings 189, Tyler Padgett 213. Vipers 4, Girl Power 0 Vipers — 1,788: Chayton Lambertus 349, Micah Shea 293, Tyson Elliott 306; Girl Power — 1,686: Marissa Daughtrey 29, Cassandra Albertson 150, Katelyn White 232. Striking Cousins 4, The Guyz 0 Striking Cousins — 1,912: Taylynn Sliger 225, Lane Sliger 308, Danny Lewis 209: The Guys — 1,739: Riley Lester 307, Gage Gomez 298, Evan Benac 228. Bowling Beasts 2, MVP’s 2 Bowling Beasts — 1,853: Ethan Martin 291, Wyatt Gull 359, Blake Cockerton 297; MVP’s — 1,887: Sarah Malson 384, Rebekah Vasseau 310, Abby Price 359.


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ORIGINAL NOTICE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: Alyssa Michelle Bright You are notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above court, a petition in the above-entitled action, which prays the Court terminate your parental rights as they relate to the child, Ryder Lee Bright. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Susan Wendel, and whose address is 114 West 3rd Street North, Newton, Iowa 50208, Iowa. You are further notified that a termination of parental rights hearing to determine whether your parental rights to the child in interest should be terminated as alleged in the Petition pursuant to Iowa Code Section 232.96 shall be held before the Juvenile Court on the 3rd day of April, 2014, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. In the Courtroom 303 of the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at (563) 589-4448. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1800-735-2942.) Carol Sage CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURTHOUSE Newton, Iowa by Donna Ratcliff, designee Note: The attorney who is expected to represent the child or parent should be promptly advised by that party of the service of this notice. February 20 & 27 and March 6

Public Notices 2014 February Water Board Meeting Meeting Date: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:00 Noon Meeting Place: Newton City Council Chambers Type of Meeting: Regular Monthly Board Meeting 1. Approve January Board Minutes- By Consent 2. Approve January Financials Monthly Statement of Opera tions includes January Balance sheet, Operating Statement, Cash Flow Statements January Payables List January Investment Report Capital Projects updateThrough January 14 3. Current Issues Warranting Board Discussion and Action Items Requiring Board Action Public Hearing Newton Water Works Flood Mitigation Project Award of Contract Resolution Approving Plans, Specifications, Form of Agreement and Estimated Cost for Public Improvements Resolution Awarding Contract for Public Improvements, Authorizing Execution of Contract, and Authorizing Execution of Notice to Proceed. Salary Range Approval for Non Union Employees Items Requiring Board Discussion Water Treatment Plant/ Distribution Report- Marty Hoffert Rate Discussion 4. FYI Economic Development Update - Revised Board Meeting Dates 5. New Business March Board Meeting Date: Friday, March 21, 2014, Newton City Council Chambers, 12:00 Noon. February 20 COLFAX-MINGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WATER DRAINAGE PROJECT COLFAX, IOWA To set a time to inspect the project scope and to direct any questions regarding this project, contact: Marty Lucas, Superintendent of the Colfax-Mingo Schools 204 North League Road Colfax, Iowa 50054 Phone: (515) 674-3646 Fax: (515) 674-3285 Email: mlucas@mail.colfax-mingo.k12.ia.us Luis Leon LT Leon Associates, Inc. 500 East Locust Street, Suite 400 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: (515) 422-7016 Fax: none Email: lieon@ltleon.com Design specifications for this project are available at either office noted above, or may also be viewed at this website: www.ltleon.com Sealed bids, marked “Sealed Bid to the Attention of Colfax-Mingo CSD Superintendent”, are to be returned by Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by 2:00 P.M. to the Superintendent's Office at 204 North League Road, Colfax, Iowa, and opened at a public meeting and read aloud on the date last mentioned. The Board of Education of the Colfax-Mingo Community Schools will meet on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Colfax-Mingo High School Media Center to consider action on the bids received. Construction can begin on or after Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Contractor must coordinate construction start date with Marty Lucas, Superintendent of the Colfax-Mingo Schools. The project is to be completed in its entirety by Friday, August 8, 2014. The Colfax-Mingo Community School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any minor technicalities, and accept the bid it feels best meets the needs of the District. End of Section 00 11 13 February 20 & 27 February 4, 2014 Tuesday, February 4, 2014 the Jasper County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors Brock, Stevenson and Carpenter present and accounted for; chairman Brock presiding. Amy Hansen representing RRACAP requested that the Board continue the County's support of the program by allowing RRACAP to use office space in the County Annex building. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to support RRACAP for FY14/15 by providing office space to the program in the County Annex building. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adopt Resolution 14-05 setting February 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Room in the County Courthouse for a public hearing on the Secondary Roads Department 5 year program. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for January 28, 2014. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK There were no Board appointments. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to adjourn the Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. YEA: STEVENSON, BROCK, CARPENTER Dennis Parrott, Auditor Joe Brock, Chairman February 20 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IOWA (JUVENILE DIVISION) IN THE INTERESTS OF RYDER LEE BRIGHT (DOB: AUGUST 13, 2012) A CHILD JUVENILE NO. JVJV003279 ORIGINAL NOTICE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: Alyssa Michelle Bright You are notified that there is now on file in the office of the clerk of the above court, a petition in the above-entitled action, which prays the Court terminate your parental rights as they relate to the child, Ryder Lee Bright. The Petitioner is the State of Iowa whose attorney is Susan Wendel, and whose address is 114 West 3rd Street North, Newton, Iowa 50208, Iowa. You are further notified that a termination of parental rights hearing to determine whether your parental rights to the child in interest should be terminated as alleged in the Petition pursuant to Iowa Code Section 232.96 shall be held before the Juvenile Court on the 3rd day of April, 2014, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. In the Courtroom 303 of the Jasper County Courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to par-

PUBLIC NOTICE The Jasper County Board of Supervisors has received a construction permit application for a confinement feeding operation, more specifically described as follows: Name of Application: David and Nathan Jansen Location of the operation: Section 7 Richland Township. Type of confinement feeding operation structure proposed: Two new 2400 head deep pit swine finisher confinement buildings for a new swine confinement facility. Animal Unit Capacity of the Operation after Expansion: 1920 animal units. (4800 finishing swine) Examination: The application is on file at the County Environmental Health Office, 115 N 2nd Ave E, Newton IA, and is available for public inspection during the following days: February 11th to February 24th, 2014 and hours: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Comments: Written comments may be filed at the County Environmental Health Office, until the following deadline: February 24th, 2014. Public Hearing is set for Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 9:30a.m. in the Jasper County Board of Supervisors office, Jasper County Courthouse, 101 1st St N., Newton, Iowa. February 20

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MISSING BEAGLE. Gus has been missing from the Lake Ponderosa, Montezuma area since January 9th, 2014. He was last seen wearing a blue diamond/ argyle collar, with tags. Gus is not neutered. He is brown with a white stripe down his face, white belly and legs, black down his back with a small white diamond between his shoulders. He is very friendly sweet dog, but is sometimes shy towards men. If you think you may have seen him, or know his whereabouts, please contact Ashley at 641-9906990 or ashnlarue@gmail.com.

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Astrograph Thursday, February 20, 2014

A group of too many “yes” people won’t be as effective as a diverse group of problem solvers. Of course, to solve problems, we must first acknowledge that they exist. That won’t be a problem under this truth serum of a Scorpio moon. But being too direct under these skies is likely to cause hurt feelings. Strive for gentle, discreet honesty.

enjoyed for what they can do. Problems only come if you expect more from them.

doing the things that are good for your health, work, relationships and life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The person who has the best ideas isn’t necessarily the one who should be in charge. Leadership and creativity are two different strengths — something to consider as you assemble your team.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll find other people’s opinions interesting, although you are not likely to agree with many of them. Because you’re willing to listen to many points of view, you’ll come up with better solutions.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 20). The routine care you give is an act of heroism that will, over time, make a profound difference in the lives of others. On the romantic front, you’ll love the proof of love you get in March. Diplomacy is not always in your best interest through April. Honesty makes life less complicated. June brings a treasure hunt. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 2, 22, 14 and 6.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Rarely do the circumstances of a project coalesce in a manner as serendipitous as today’s events. As you recognize the element of magic at work here, you will attract more of it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Belly up to the banquet! Life’s offerings are all-you-can-eat style today. Therefore, if you’re hungry, you’re in for a treat. But self-governing will be necessary to avoid overindulgence.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). You’re in tune with everyone, not just the popular and powerful people. There’s someone the others are discounting. Listen carefully to what he or she has to say, and take the message seriously.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You find a certain person’s proximity to be agreeable. That doesn’t mean you’re in love, and it doesn’t mean you’re not. For now, you’re willing to enjoy the relationship without labels.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). With something time consuming now behind you, you may wonder what to do next. Pick a goal, any goal. Every goal comes with an automatic guidance system.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The old saying goes that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. These days, many apples don’t want to leave the tree at all, a trend that will affect you in one way or another.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The powerful effects of habit will save the day, keeping you on the straight and narrow,

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Makeovers and doovers are favored today, and both will happen with a minimal amount

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Recognize the limits of the people you’re dealing with. Fairweather friends are still friends. They are best

of effort. Tonight, those who say they don’t care usually care the most. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). An unusual circumstance is indicated. A battle can be won before it is even fought. Think your way through this. There’s a way to succeed with minimal sacrifice on both sides.


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