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Colfax resident given green light for subdivision

OBITUARIES LaVonne Peterson Erickson, 81 Mary V. Gause, 90

By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer One Colfax resident has gotten the go ahead from the Jasper County Board of Supervisors to proceed with his plans for a private subdivision. Tuesday, Jasper County Planning and


Zoning Administrator Larry Ryan recommended the board approve plans for the Phil Web Subdivision. Ryan said the subdivision would divide 40 acres of Web’s property into four different plots. Ryan made his recommendation based on

his March 2 meeting with the Jasper County Planning and Zoning Commission. During that meeting, Ryan broke down the specifics of the subdivision: “The Phil Web Subdivision is a minor subdivision, as defined by the Jasper County Sub-

division Ordinance, located half a mile from Colfax, creating four lots ranging from 2.29 to 15.89 acres with no shared infrastructure and each lot having access to a public road.” Ryan also clarified to the board the subdivision met all state and

county legal requirements and that Web was just “re-plotting” his property. The board approved the measure. Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews. com.

Laube updates city council on I&I Program


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By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer


Kate Malott/Daily News Shawn O’Conner stands in front of his pictures on display at Uncle Nancy’s. Shawn, who has Down Syndrome, enjoys taking pictures at Maytag Park, the Newton Arboretum and the Wittemberg Church.

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Shawn O’Connor’s photography now on display at Uncle Nancy’s


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to Shawn O’Connor, his eye spots the beauty out of ordinary sights. The 31-year-old has been selected to have his photographs on display at Uncle Nancy’s for the remainder of the month. Shawn, like many young adults, enjoys live music, going to movies and spending time outdoors. In the summer, he loves to attend concerts at the Maytag Bowl, his mother Connie Robertson said. Shawn was diagnosed with autism and rarely speaks, but the joy he gets from taking pictures with a camera communicates in significant ways. “In his early teens, Shawn always wanted to take out a Kodak disposable camera, and he started using those a lot,” Connie said. “After he learned how to take a picture, he became very creative.” Shawn has pictures all over his room that he’s taken around town and at work, Progress Industries. He would also go to his grandparents house, use their camera and take candid pictures of family members. “I noticed last Christmas that Shawn was centering his pictures really well, so

we took a bunch of picture at the arboretum to put in posters and they turned out so well,” Connie said. Most of Shawn’s pictures are from Maytag Park and a few of his recent photographs were taken at the Wittemberg Church where Shawn and Connie attend. Shawn loves the Maytag Park and particularly attending concerts at the Maytag Bowl, like the Bowlful of Blues. The bowl is what led him to take pictures at the park. “When I looked at the previews, I knew they were going to be really pretty blown up. The ladies behind the (photo) counter started jumping up and down, and I thought it would be nice to maybe put these up somewhere,” Connie said. Shawn first put his pictures up at Progress Industries where he participates in the day habilitation center. Then Shawn was able to put his pictures at the library and now at Uncle Nancy’s. “I was so excited at the even the thought that we could put something of his up on display,” Connie said. “It means a lot to him. When we got them up at Progress Industries, he was all smiles.” Shawn’s work will be on display, along with John Lee Photography, at Uncle Nancy’s, for the remainder of the month.

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Ty Rushing/Daily News Jasper County Elderly Nutrition held its “Piece of Pie” fundraiser at the Jasper County Courthouse on Tuesday. The sale generated $1,242.50 and proceeds of the fundraiser went to support Meals on Wheels/Congregate Meals in Jasper County. Volunteers, such as those pictured, donated pies and took turns running the table.

Newton Public Works Director Keith Laube gave an update on the Infiltration and Inflow Program to the Newton City Council on Monday. During the meeting, Laube announced three public meetings to discuss the I&I Program. “We have identified nine property owners, who have done qualified corrective action since August of 2011, but since they didn’t follow exact procedures with prior inspection and estimates outlined in the ordinance, they didn’t qualify for the reimbursement,” Laube said. “Those were the ones who obviously had a problem and spent money. We can go into these homes and see the water stains to the point where something needs to be done.” The Public Works department staff proposed the changes to the ordinances due to proper improvements done by homeowners, but didn’t follow the procedure to enter the program. “The staff proposes a change to the ordinance for these initial nine property owners and maybe more,” Laube said. “The ordinance had this clause in there about all work done between April 2009 to Aug. 1, 2011, could be a part of the program. We want to extend the Aug. 1, 2011, to April 7, 2014, so that homeowners, if they had work done, still have receipts and staff could verify that work was needed.” The proposed changes will give homeowners a chance to have a professional inspection. “We can do these inspections to make sure the homeowner didn’t leave something out of the improvements,” Laube said. “They could qualify for the program. It’s a solution, if we wanted to include those who did work from last summer and fall.” The first meeting is set for 2 p.m. March 31 at DMACC. The two additional meetings will also be at DMACC at 7 p.m. on April 1 and 23. These meetings will inform the property owners about the I&I program, while updating them on the changes made to the program. “The meeting gives homeowners an opportunity to know the proper procedure to become a part of the I&I program,” Laube said. “The meeting will also provide more information on what I&I does for the city as well.” Councilor Noreen Otto has first hand experience with the I&I program with being a Newton homeowner in the First District. “I found the meeting very helpful to learn more about the I&I program as a homeowner,” Otto said. “Keith and his team did a good job of breaking the procedures and the process of the I&I program.” Noreen and her husband, Adam, bought their house in Newton five years ago. “We had water in our basement almost immediately,” Otto said. “I felt the program was a win-win because we had our house inspected to make sure our house was hooked up properly. We took the necessary steps. It is great to have professional member do an inspection.” Otto has shown her support in the current discussions on the program. “I think its great that we’re proactively engaging homeowners to give short term and long term solution for the city in regards to the program,” Otto said.

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Skiff Board of Trustees to meet Thursday

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

‘Write Women Back into History’

The Skiff Medical Center Board of Trustees will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Skiff Medical Center board conference room. Agenda items include the administration report, patient care report, clinical operations report, governance committee report, review and approval of department policies, approval of medical staff by-laws, credentials committee report, treasurer/finance committee report and financial report. The board also will have a closed session to discuss strategic planning, patient care quality and process improvement initiatives, medical staff credentialing, marketing and pricing strategies and similar information. The next meeting will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24.

Golf course opens for season on Thursday Westwood Golf Course, located at 3387 Highway F48 W. in Newton, will open for the season at noon Thursday. Call (641) 792-3087 for more information or tee times.

Submitted Photo Rep. Dan Kelley welcomed winners of the “Write Women Back into History” essay contest, Emma McHargue and Connor Fagen, both of Prairie City-Monroe Middle School, to the Iowa Capitol on Thursday. Emma was joined by her family, Kevin and Clover McHargue, and Conner was joined by his family, Joni and Matt Mardsen.

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JCRSPA scheduled to meet Tuesday The Jasper County Retired School Personnel Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church.   The program on Freedom Flights will be presented by Doug Bishop.   Anyone who has worked in a school is welcome to attend.

JCAS host day-long scrapbook event The Jasper County Agriculture Society is sponsoring an event for scrapbook fans called “Fair Croppin” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, 359 N. Walnut St. in Colfax. The fundraiser includes lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks and costs $30. All proceeds from the day will go to new fairground playgrounds. For more information, contact Karla at (641) 259-3298 or Kendra at (641) 5210067.

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Newton Police Department • Jessica Adewuyi, 30, of Newton was charged March 10 with three counts of failure to participate in a truancy mediation meeting, a simple misdemeanor, for allegedly failing to participant in mediation meetings scheduled for Feb. 7 and 28 for her children. She was released to appear in court. • Kimberly R. Carr, 30, of Newton was charged with serious assault after authorities were dispatched at 5:48 p.m. Thursday to a residence in the 400 block of North Fourth Avenue East in reference to an assault. Carr was charged for allegedly kicking the victim and was released to appear in court. Carr also was charged March 10 with failure to participate in a truancy mediation meeting, a simple misdemeanor, for allegedly failing to participant in a mediation meeting scheduled for Feb. 28 for her child. She was released to appear in

court. • Jorge A. FloresEstrada, 26, of Mingo was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court after authorities were called at 12:30 p.m. March 12 to the Jasper County Courthouse in reference to a subject there wanted on an active warrant. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Christian L. Gilbert, 17, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:49 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of North Second Avenue West for having an inoperable brake light and determined his license was suspended. He was given a warning for the light and released to appear in court. • Melissa J. Gullion, 44, of Monroe was arrested on a warrant for probation violation after authorities were called at 11:20 a.m. March 13 to the adult probation office in reference to a female there who was wanted on an ac-

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Mary Virginia Gause


LaVonne Peterson Erickson March 1, 2014 LaVonne Peterson Erickson, 81, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of

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Ind., in 1986, where she lived until her death. Virginia is survived by her son Steve (Cindy) Gause and daughter Susan (Gary) Wiersema. Grandchildren, Wylie and Patrick Gause, Katie Wiersema Phillippi,

Jamie Wiersema Smith, Taylor Gause and Nathan Wiersema, as well as five great grandchildren. Her husband Ralph of 67 years, her son, Scott Gause and her parents preceded Virginia in death. Private services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Virginia’s name may be made to the National Museum of the Marine Corps: 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172. (

Newton, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 220 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. The

family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service with a coffee time at the church. A private family inurnment will be held at the Newton Union Cemetery in Newton.

March 14, 2014 Mary Virginia Gause died March 14, 2014. She was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Tarpon Springs, Fla., to Atwood and Margaret Fullington. Virginia served her country as a Wave during World War II where she met her husband Ralph. After the war Ralph and Virginia moved to Newton, where they lived for forty years. Virginia and Ralph moved to Indianapolis,

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Births Brody Michael Richardson

Deklin Royce McDermott

March 3, 2014

Feb. 14, 2014

Gage and Mallory Richardson of Newton announce the birth of their son, Brody Michael Richardson, on March 3, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He is welcomed home by a sister, Shelby, 4. Grandparents are Theresa and Randy Williams and Hank and Diana Richardson, all of Newton. Great-grandparents are JoAnne Stier and Paul Berry, both of Newton; Elizabeth Williams of New Sharon; and Mary and Larry Sherrill of Keokuk.

Daniel and Maricruz McDermott of Newton announce the birth of their son, Deklin Royce McDermott, on Feb. 14, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Grandparents are Alicia and Anselmo Soto of Colorado, Angie Cherry and Randy Lust of Newton and Chris and Paul McDermott of Des Moines. Great-grandparents are Gisela and Kurt Brunner of Baxter and Sharie McDermott.

Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Winner’s Circle (Women’s Support Group) 6 to 7 p.m. at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. Principles for Life (Single Moms’ Group) 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Heights Alliance Church. Kids program available. (641) 791-5355

Cones graduates from basic military training Air Force Airman Nathanniel E. Cones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Cones is the son of Jennifer and Christopher Cones of Newton and the grandson of Dave and Sherry Fifer and Sara Cones, all of Newton. He is a 2013 graduate of Newton Senior High School.


In Thursday’s edition, 16-year-old Troy D. Lillo’s name was spelled incorrectly. The Daily News regrets the error.

Iowa House clears amended kidnapping legislation DES MOINES (AP) — A bill that aims to increase penalties for offenders in kidnapping cases involving minors won overwhelming support Tuesday from the Iowa House. Lawmakers approved the measure on a 96-3 vote. It now returns to the Senate for final consideration. The bill as approved by the House would toughen penalties for kidnapping offenders in cases involving victims 17 years old and younger. It also would eliminate earned-time credit that reduces an inmate’s sentence for good behavior. The original Senate version maintained the credit. “I simply cannot condone the thought of allowing inmates to reap the rewards of

being released early simply because they behaved themselves behind bars, especially when they’ve decided that the victim that they choose to offend upon is a child,” said Rep. Chip Baltimore, R-Boone. Baltimore’s changes bring the bill closer to a measure developed in the House. Legislation from both sides came in response to the abduction and killing of 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard last spring. Authorities said Shepard and a 12-yearold friend were kidnapped by Michael Klunder on their way home from school in Dayton, a small town 60 miles north of Des Moines. Shepard’s friend escaped, but authorities said Klunder killed Shepard and

later committed suicide. Klunder had been released from prison in 2011 after serving 20 years for two previous kidnapping convictions. Though he was sentenced to 41 years in prison, his term was cut short for good behavior under Iowa law, which gives inmates just more than a day of credit for every day served. Rep. Mary Lynn Wolfe, DClinton, said a task force had been charged with evaluating Iowa’s kidnapping laws following the Shepard case. The task force developed a report outlining several recommendations intended to better address the issue, but Wolfe said the elimination of the earnedtime credit was not one of

them. “The problem with doing that is, over the years, our criminal justice laws, our sentencing structure, has evolved or devolved into a convoluted, complicated and often inconsistent — I don’t want to say mess, but there are often problems.” But Baltimore said Shepard’s situation might have been different had Klunder served his full sentence. “I don’t need research for this,” he said. “I know for a fact that had this poor public policy not been in place, we would not have experienced the tragedy and not made the families experience the tragedy that we all experienced this past summer.”

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Talk of the Town The Newton Daily News recently hit the streets and asked local citizens the following question:

Do you fill out an NCAA bracket? Who do you have winning it all?

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We do a pool at home just for bragging rights and one at the Y. I’ve been picking Florida, Arizona, MSU and Louisville for the Final Four.”

“I like Iowa State, and we’re hoping they go far, but I’m more of a Hawkeye fan. I’ve got both Iowa teams doing well.”

“We do a pool at work. I’m a Cylcone fan, so I’ve got them going pretty far, but I got Florida winning it all.” Leslie Nehring

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“I do a pool at work. I’m at native born Hawkeye, so I have them winning a few. I picked Florida to win it all.” Mike Farley

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Letter to the Editor

Column promoted mean-spiritedness To the Editor: On March 5, Mr. Eschliman published his endorsement of a book reflecting the “Ten Commandments of Political Warfare.” We want to add our voices to Gene Bryant’s (letter to the editor, March 7) in his call for a retraction and apology for promoting such mean-spiritedness. Conservatives and progressives — and every combination of the two — need each other, because no one person, party, or faction has a corner on the truth. But we do not need more anti-dialogue, prideful, disrespectful rhetoric as is exemplified in these “Ten Commandments,” whether it comes from the right or the left. Given what I thought were Mr. Eschliman’s religious views, what surprised me about these “commandments” was their obvious contradiction of Biblical imperatives.  Here are a few relevant ones: You shall not kill. Love your enemies. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude; it does not insist on its own way. Turn the other cheek. Insofar as it depends on you, be at peace with everyone. Disagree? Yes. Vigorously? Yes. Strongly advocate and organize for your position? Yes. Vilify your opponent? Well, if you support that, please do it privately and not by misusing the position of newspaper editor. Larry & Linda Anderson Newton

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Youth is served Last year, a few members of my Newton inner-circle, collectively known as “The Younger Professionals,” took part in a bowling league at Cardinal Lanes. This became our routine on We d n e s d a y nights and as the season came close to ending, we pondered “what’s By Ty Rushing next?” Daily News Senior Well, the soluStaff Writer tion came from former sports writer Dustin Turner, who suggested we join the Newton YMCA’s recreational basketball league. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: “I suck at basketball.” However, I like having fun with my friends, partaking in social outings and this would be a nice way to get a workout in, so hey why not? Last Thursday was pretty much the answer to why not. My team, “The MonStars”— named after the villains in the ‘90s cult classic “Space Jam,” staring the one and only Michael Jordan — played our first game against the Bluejays. Oh by the way, the Bluejays is made

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up of six members of the Newton Senior High School basketball team, including Tyler Woods who led the team in scoring this year and was second in Iowa’s 4A class in three point shots made. This should be no biggie, right? But before I tackle the game itself, lets me give you a bit of background on our team. We got Dustin, who gives you everything he can on the basketball court except for height. You have me, who gives you height and just about nothing else except for rebounds and the occasional lucky wide open shot. We have staff writer Zach Johnson, who has height, size and the uncanny ability to hit a miracle hook shot when least expected. Chris Chartier, Jasper County Veteran Affair’s Director, is our intimidator. He’s a veteran and possibly the most hardcore guy less than 6 feet tall in a 40-mile radius. Keith Laube is our other “big” and is easily the second best player on the team. Brandon Cook is our sixth man and has a funky jump shot, but when it works, it works. Finally, the last guy on our team — who I met for the first time last Thursday — is a high school kid named Jordan, who has nice handles, but is an overzealous shooter. This team, made up of guys who

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have only played together enough times for a person to watch two episodes of “The Big Bang Theory,” was playing its first game together and going up against essentially the starting line-up of the NHS varsity basketball team. What could go wrong? The first five minutes of the game were INTENSE! I got called for a foul maybe 20 seconds into the game and we were going nearly basket for basket with these young, in-shape and athletic basketball playing phenoms. Here we were the MonStars, this rag-tag, assorted group of professionals — and our high school kid — trading blows with maybe the best NHS team in a decade. Those first five minutes were absolutely magical. Then of course reality, age, and the extent of how bad our team was set in as the Bluejays took us out to the woodshed for the rest of the game. Apparently one of the benefits of being young, in-shape and athletic is that you are really, really good at sports, including basketball. We tried our best, but as we were dripping sweat and huffing and puffing our way up and down the court, the Bluejays barely seemed winded and continued to score with absolute ease. It didn’t matter if we were in

man or zone defense, they did whatever they wanted with the ball. During the game, Brandon was shell shocked, Zach was playing very cautiously, Chartier was doing who knows what, our “Jordan” was losing the ball and jacking up so many shots the Bluejays stopped guarding him, Dustin and Keith were running a nice pick-and-roll set and I was trying not to get called for my fourth foul after getting three in the first half. In the end, we lost 109-39 and we were all sore and impressed that we managed to score that many points on them. As we gathered up our sweats, drinks and pride from the ground behind our bench, I walked over to the Bluejays and said: “If you guys do Iowa City next year like you did us tonight, you guys will have the state championship on lock. So next year, do to them what you just did to us and bring home the championship.” I’m quite certain beating the mess out of the MonStars will have played a major role in giving them the needed confidence for next year’s title run and I’m glad to have made the sacrifice for the greater good of NHS basketball. So if the Cards win it all next year, you are welcome Newton.

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Ukraine’s Crimea base taken, commander detained S E VA S T O P O L , Crimea (AP) — Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another government official from traveling to the peninsula in what they said was a bid to defuse tensions. Ukraine’s military, which is heavily outnumbered in Crimea, has come under increased pressure since the region was nominally incorporated into Russia on Tuesday. The several hundred militiamen who captured the base in Sevastopol met no resistance. Sevastopol is also the home port of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, and tens of thousands of Russian-led troops are

now patrolling Crimea. It came a day after a confrontation between Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian militia left two dead. The Russian-speaking troops, who arrived on the base after the storming, wore helmets, flak jackets and uniforms with no identifying insignia. By afternoon, they were in full control of the naval headquarters, a set of three-story boxy white concrete buildings with blue trim. It was not immediately clear how many, if any, Ukrainian servicemen remained on the base. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said no one was injured in the raid, which it said was led by pro-Russian militiamen and Cossacks. The ministry said in its statement that Rear Adm. Sergei Haiduk was detained by unknown people after the storming of the fleet headquarters. The Rus-

Blotter Continued from Page 2A was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, after police stopped their vehicle at 12:24 a.m. March 12 in the 100 block of South Second Avenue West for having an inoperable brake light. The driver, Ore, consented to a search of the vehicle, and authorities located a small plastic baggie with a white powdery residue inside a makeup bag. A passenger in the vehicle, Brown, stated the bag belonged to her. Police searched Brown and found a baggie with a white crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine that

sian state ITAR-Tass news agency reported that he was being questioned by Crimean prosecutors. Ukraine’s defense minister and deputy prime minister had planned to travel to Crimea on Wednesday in what they said was a bid to avert an escalation in hostilities. The prime minister in Crimea warned after the announcement of their departure that they would be turned back, however. “They are not welcome in Crimea,” Sergei Aksyonov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. “They will not be allowed to enter Crimea. They will be sent back.” Interfax later cited Welfare Minister Lyudmila Denisova as saying the officials had been denied entry to Crimea. She said an emergency session of the National Security and Defense Council will held in re-

weighed 5.4 grams. Police search Ore and found a glass methamphetamine pipe. Both were transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Aaron D. Reeves, 18, of Newton and Stephanie E. Petted, 18, of Newton each were charged with possession of stolen property seconddegree theft, a Class D felony, following an investigation by authorities. Newton police processed a burglary Feb. 4 at 310 N. Second Ave. E., where three video cameras, a projector, an iPod, a toner cartridge, a microphone and cash had been taken. Detectives received information indicated Reeves may have been involved. Authorities went to Reeves’ residence at 400 N.

sponse. At the Ukrainian navy headquarters, an Associated Press photographer said the militiamen took down the gate and made their way onto the base. They then raised the Russian flag on the square by the headquarters. The unarmed militiamen waited for an hour on the square and, following the arrival of the commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, they took over the building. The AP photographer was able to enter the headquarters and saw the militia roaming around while the Ukrainian servicemen were packing up and leaving. On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia following a referendum Sunday in which residents of the region overwhelmingly backed the move. Jubilant crowds in

Second Ave. E. #9 and were informed by the landlord that Reeves reportedly had moved out. The landlord let police inside the apartment, and authorities observed some of the stolen items. Police contacted Reeves and Petted, who also resided at the apartment, and met with them for an interview. Petted consented to a search of her vehicle, where a marijuana pipe was found. Reeves and Petted said another person staying with them committed the burglary and brought the stolen property to their residence. • Logan D. Plante, 18, address unknown, was charged with possession of stolen property fourth-degree theft after authorities located him

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Moscow and other cities across Russia hailed the annexation, while Ukraine’s new government called Putin a threat to the “civilized world and international security,” and the U.S. and the European Union threatened tougher sanctions against Moscow. On Monday, Washington and Brussels targeted Russian and Crimean officials with visa bans and asset freezes. Russian news agencies on Wednesday cited Constitutional Court chairman Valery Zorkin as saying the treaty signed by Putin has been ruled valid, thus formally clearing another hurdle for Moscow to annex Crimea. The treaty now only requires ratification by the Russian parliament. A Ukrainian serviceman and a member of a militia were killed by gunfire in the incident in Crimea on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the militiaman was a

at 3:36 p.m. Sunday in connection with an incident in February. Police conducted a search Feb. 7 at 400 N. Second Ave. E. #9 regarding stolen property and received information indicating Logan sold a ViewSonic projector to another person. He stated he was given the projector and that he thought it was stolen. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Ashley J. Schuler, 27, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 11:27 p.m. March 12 in the 1100 block of North 11th Ave. E. and determined her license was suspended. She also was cited for no insurance and failure to secure

Ukrainian citizen. Although Moscow has insistently denied it has not deployed its own troops in Crimea, people in the peninsula have reported seeing a large number of military vehicles with Russian plates. Thousands of troops under apparent Russian command took over Crimea two weeks before Sunday’s hastily called referendum, seizing Ukrainian military bases, blockading others and pressuring Ukrainian soldiers to surrender their arms and leave. Putin insisted Russia’s military presence in Crimea was limited to those stationed under the terms of a treaty with Ukraine that allows Russia to have up to 25,000 troops at its Black Sea fleet base. Ukraine claims that Russia deployed further forces, however, and expressly went against its request for troops to remain confined within their barracks.

child. She was released to appear in court. • A 14-year-old Newton male was charged with disorderly conduct after authorities were informed he pulled down his pants, exposing his buttocks, in class at approximately noon March 6 at Berg Middle School. The boy allegedly pulled down his pants after being told several times to pull up his sagging pants. He was referred to juvenile court services. A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. It is the policy of the Newton Daily News to release the names of individuals charged with a crime who are 16 and older.


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Trust in relationship involves more than knowing passwords DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship for two years. We gave each other our phone passwords as soon as we made it official to avoid keeping things from each other. One night I had a sudden urge to go through his phone. I had never done it before, and when I looked at his Facebook messages, I saw he had been exchanging inappropriate pictures with someone. I was shocked and angry, and it almost ended our relationship. He deleted and blocked this person, and I forgave him. We don’t talk about it anymore. I haven’t noticed any other red flags, but now, when he’s asleep or goes somewhere and leaves his phone at home, just looking at it upsets me. I’ll put a pillow or a blanket over it so I can “forget” it’s there. I don’t know if I should take another peek to make sure he’s staying on the straight and narrow, or if ignorance is bliss. What do you think? — UNSURE GUY IN TEXAS DEAR UNSURE GUY: Ignorance ISN’T bliss. Being able to trust the man you’re with is, and if it turns out you can’t, it’s better that you know sooner rather than later. It appears you still have some unresolved trust issues with him that need to be discussed. Between you and me, if he was trying to conceal something, he probably wouldn’t be leaving his phone exposed and vulnerable to checking. DEAR ABBY: I’m 39 and have been married for 12 years. My wife is 35. When we first got together, my wife did not want to have kids right away. She said maybe after I graduated from college, or perhaps we could adopt. It took more time because of some surgeries, but I have graduated now and I want to start a family. She now says she thought I was kidding when we were talking about it all those years ago, and that I knew she never wanted kids. I am at a loss. I love this woman, but I do want children, or to adopt a baby if that’s not possible —

but she says she’s unwilling to do either. What am I to do? — WANTS TO BE A DAD IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. DEAR WANTS TO BE A DAD: You either accept that you will be childless, or talk to an attorney about divorcing a woman who appears to have deceived you. How sad! DEAR ABBY: I was engaged to my ex-girlfriend for three years. We broke up more than a year ago — her choice. We reconciled briefly, but are now broken up for good, and she’s dating someone else. My question is about the engagement ring. It didn’t bother me that she kept it until recently. Should I ask for the ring back or let it go? If you think I should ask for it, should I do it face-toface or through some other messaging? — MOVING ON IN KENTUCKY DEAR MOVING ON: When your ex-girlfriend broke the engagement, she should have returned the engagement ring. That she didn’t indicates she is either ignorant regarding the rules of etiquette, or that she plans to keep it regardless of what the custom is. (If it’s the latter, you’re fortunate to be rid of her.) I do NOT recommend asking for the ring via text or a phone call out of the blue. Your chances might be better if you ask in person. I wish you luck!







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DKG sponsors ‘READING ROCKS!’ Special to the Daily News Delta Kappa Gamma recently sponsored a reading event called “READING ROCKS!” at Berg Elementary. DKG is a service organization of professional educators. A team of DKG members invited third-grade students, their parents and teachers to a fun night of reading activities. Students gathered to perform a choral reading, a group reading activity proven to increase students’ reading fluency. Students, parents, and teachers joined in the fun as they performed “A Pinch of Pepper!” The big question of the night was, “Who put the pepper in the pot? Ah…ah…choo!” The reading finished with a group rendition of the “Mexican Hat Dance.” The following team of DKG members brainstormed the idea, wrote a grant, selected scripts and planned the event: Margaret Caldwell, Cheryl O’Roake, Lynn Keller, Kim Heimann, Linda Perrenoud, Casey O’Roake, Mary Bruhn and Linda Pierce. The group hopes to continue the activity in the future and include others.

Man accused in Iowa of murder may go to Minnesota IOWA CITY (AP) — A cancer-stricken 73-year-old man charged with strangling his wife in 1997 and dumping her body in a ditch can leave Iowa’s custody and live under strict monitoring at his Minnesota home until trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. John Bloomfield can live under house arrest at his St. Paul, Minn., residence until trial, which is currently scheduled for July 8, Judge Paul Miller said in a written order. He can only leave for medical appointments, court appearances and meetings with his attorney. He must surrender his passport and make arrangements for GPS monitoring by a private com-

pany, among other conditions, Miller wrote. “I am convinced Defendant will appear for court proceedings as required and that he poses no danger to a specific person or the public if his conditions of release are modified,” Miller wrote. Bloomfield’s attorney, Leon Spies, said it will take a few days to fulfill those conditions before his client will be released from the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, a prison medical center where he was receiving treatment for prostate cancer and other illnesses. One of Bloomfield’s doctors said in December that he may only have a year to live because the cancer had spread

he returned from an international business trip to find his home burglarized and bloodstained, with his wife’s car missing. Her car later turned up at a New Jersey airport. While he was scrutinized all along, investigators arrested him after they developed new forensic evidence. They say testing revealed that one of the ligatures used to bind Frances Bloomfield’s body revealed a Y chromosome profile consistent with that of John Bloomfield. Investigators also determined that a hair found on tape that was on Frances Bloomfield’s body was found to be “microscopically similar” to his hair. Bloomfield, who has plead-

ed not guilty, was held at the Johnson County Jail after his arrest. Authorities later transferred him to the prison medical center to improve his care. Spies had requested Bloomfield’s release last month, saying that was necessary so he could get better health care from his providers at the University of Minnesota. Bloomfield would also have more freedom to help prepare his defense if released, Spies said. But Johnson County prosecutors resisted the request, saying his release could jeopardize his appearance at court hearings and that he was already receiving good medical treatment.

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The Cross Walk celebrates Good Friday By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer On Good Friday, seven churches will host the annual Cross Walk to be held in downtown Newton. The churches hosting the Cross Walk are First Presbyterian, United Presbyterian, United Methodist, Congregational United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, First Lutheran Church and St. Stephen Episcopal Church. The community is invited to attend the Cross Walk to walk from church to church to have a time of prayer and worship for Good Friday. “The Cross Walk was started by the Newton Ministerial Association roughly six years ago,” First Presbyterian interim pastor Linda Curtis-Stolper said. “After they organized it for a couple of years, they just said, ‘We have too much going on during Lent.’ The Newton Mission Coalition, which is an organization represented by many of the churches here in town, asked, ‘If it was alright if we kept the event going?’ The association said, ‘Absolutely, go for it.’ “The Cross Walk will be progressing through the seven churches in the downtown area,” she continues. “In each of the seven churches, we will read two different sections of scripture thinking about two different stations of the cross. There will be time for prayer and worship. We will sing a verse of ‘Were you there’. It’s a community effort, it’s a very meaningful way to think about what happened on Good Friday. For those of us who don’t take time to stop all the other stuff that is going on, its a way to really stop for awhile and think about what happened and the significance of it.” The Cross Walk keeps with biblical history bycelebrating Good Friday during the late morning to early afternoon. “The idea that Christ was executed in the morning and it was early afternoon when he died,” Curtis-Stolper said. “It was the time when Christ was going through what he was going through, this is what we’re trying commemorate with the Cross Walk. We’re not going to concede to the worldly schedules and demands at that point.” This is her fifth year of participating in the Cross Walk. It’s her hope that those participating in the event will take the opportunity to stop and remember why people celebrate Good Friday. “It has been a very meaningful way for me to spend Good Friday,” Curtis-Stolper said. “I hope that all of us as Christians on Good Friday are thinking about what it is were remembering this is the day of the death of our Lord and Savior. The reality of life is that I am not sure how good of a job most of us do on our own of really stopping and focusing on what it is were thinking about on Good Friday. The Cross Walk gives a whole community of people, the opportunity to walk from point to

The Newton Congregational United Church of Christ will host an educational panel about the different denominations of churches at 7:15 p.m. today at the church, located at 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton. The event will explore five of the mainline denominations (United Church of Christ, Episcopal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Evangelical Lutheran Church) with a panel of clergy from each of these denominations. It will explain the churches similarities and differences. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Colfax church offers evening Lenten services The Howard Street Christian Church, located at 101 N. Locust St. in Colfax, is hosting a series of Sunday evening services for Lenten this spring. The schedule is as follows: Sunday, March 23, bluegrass music performed by Highway Home; Sunday, March 30, Headin Home from Colfax; Sunday, April 6, bluegrass music performed by Fine Line; and Sunday, April 13, The Ambassadors from Des Moines. A coffee time will begin at 5:15 p.m. prior to each concert, which will start at 6 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted.

Pleasant View UMC host free-will supper Zach Johnson/Daily News First Presbyterian Interim Pastor Linda Curtis-Stolpher and her parish will be one seven downtown churches to host the annual Cross Walk, a time of prayer and worship for Good Friday.

point as a group with someone carrying a cross to remember why we celebrate Good Friday. It gives us a chance to sit in silence in seven different worship areas and think about what Christ did for us. It gives us a chance to hear and respond to the story of the suffering, of the anger, of the ignorance of sin and it gives each of a chance to reflect on what we have done. The gift of the forgiveness of sins, which is represented by what happened on the cross.” The Cross Walk is in need of volunteers for the walk, those interested in volunteering for the walk need to contact Linda Curtis-Stopler at First Presbyterian Church. The phone number to the church is (641) 792-2790. “What we would love to have is community involvement, and they don’t have to be members of the churches represented in the downtown area. Anyone who is willing to help us we would love to have them be a part of the Cross Walk,” CurtisStolper. “We would like to have some folks who are willing to read either some scripture or a prayer, we would like to have someone be willing to lead the singing of a verse of a hymn, we need to have folks who are willing to carry the cross between two of the churches and we do need a member of each one of the churches to unlock the church to make sure

Pleasant View United Methodist Church will host a chicken and noodle supper from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the church located at 8454 S. 28th Ave. E. in Newton. The meal will include homemade pie and organizers are asking for a free-will offering to fundraise for the church. Carry-out dinners are available. For more information, call (641) 526-3455.

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NCAA First Four North Carolina State, Albany win, advance in NCAA DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — T.J. Warren scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half on Tuesday night, showing why he was the ACC’s player of the year, and North Carolina State led most of the way in a 74-59 victory over Xavier in the NCAA tournament’s First Four. N.C. State (22-12) didn’t have much time to celebrate. The 12th-seeded Wolfpack headed to Orlando, Fla., for a game on Thursday against St. Louis in the Midwest Regional. Warren had the most to do with it. The sensational sophomore made up for a freshman tournament flop on the same floor a year earlier, preventing Xavier (21-14) from getting any traction in the second half. Center Matt Stainbrook led Xavier with 19 points and nine rebounds despite an injured left knee. Leading scorer Semaj Christon was limited to 14 points, and Xavier made only 2 of 14 shots from beyond the arc. Xavier was playing in a familiar arena less than an hour from campus. Familiar, but not entirely friendly. Fans of the Dayton Flyers — a long-time rival — booed loudly as they took the court, making for a mixed welcome with a lot of Musketeer fans in the stands as well. Warren made it all a moot point, helping N.C. State take all the drama out of the game over the final 11 minutes. Ralston Turner added 17 points. Albany 71, Mount St. Mary’s 64 DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — D.J. Evans scored 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left, to lead Albany to its first NCAAtournament victory. The Great Danes (19-14) advance to meet overall No. 1 seed and top-ranked Florida on Thursday in Orlando. It was a wild game of incredible turnarounds, with the Great Danes bolting to leads of 13-0 and 21-2, only to have The Mount (16-17) bounce back with a 21-2 run of its own to pull even. Peter Hooley had 20 points and Gary Johnson 13 for Albany, winless in its three previous NCAA trips. Hooley, one of three Australians on the Albany roster, hit two free throws with 2:43 remaining to stretch the lead to 65-62. After Julian Norfleet countered with a bucket, Hooley again pounded his way to the basket and lofted a shot over a defender for a 67-64 lead at the -minute mark. It stayed that way with the teams missing big shots. Rashad Whack and Norfleet each missed potential tying 3s before Evans was fouled with 12.6 seconds left and hit both shots to increase the lead to five points. Norfleet then missed another 3 and Albany finally could call itself anNCAA winner. Will Miller led The Mount with 21, all on threes. He didn’t get a shot off in the last 3:32. Whack added 16 points and Sam Prescott 14 for The Mount, which electrified the crowd at the University of Dayton with 3-point fireworks. The Mountaineers hit 12 of 37 shots behind the arc to time and again come back from deficits.

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Hawkeyes, coach dealing with emotions DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery will be in and out of Dayton as the Hawkeyes get ready for their first NCAA tournament game in eight years. He had a flight arranged to Iowa City on Tuesday night so he could be with 13-year-old son Patrick, who is having surgery on this morning to remove a thyroid tumor. The McCaffery coaching staff will lead the team through its morning meeting and a light practice while he’s away. McCaffery expects to be back in time for the game against Tennessee (21-12) in the NCAA First Four on tonight. “Hopefully, I’ll be back before the last meeting we have, which is typically right before pregame meal or right after pregame meal, and be ready to coach the game,” McCaffery said. “Assuming all goes well.” His players’ thoughts go with him. The Hawkeyes (20-12) have a lot on their minds during their longawaited return to the tournament. A team that was ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 poll two months ago wound up with one of the final atlarge bids after dropping six of its last seven games. They’ll face a Tennessee team that has won five of six and is in the tour-

nament for the seventh time in the last nine years. The Volunteers lost to Michigan in their last appearance in 2011. As they prepare for Tennessee, the Hawkeyes are thinking about a teenager having surgery back home. “Pat is a guy that is basically at practice with us every day. He’s like our little brother,” guard Roy Devyn Marble said. “He’s in a tough spot, so we’re just trying to make this as simple and easy for him as possible.” Five things to watch in their First Four game: TOURNAMENT TWINS: Iowa and Tennessee already spent some time together at a tournament in the Bahamas last November. They scouted each other in case they’d play, but never met. Instead, both of them beat Xavier, which also ended up in the First Four in Dayton playing on Tuesday night. They still have those scouting reports, but so much has changed that they’re not really all that helpful. “I think we’re a totally different team in all aspects from top to bottom,” Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon aid. SHOOTING STARS: One of the most intriguing matchups will be the shooting guards. Marble is 6-foot-6 and averages a team-high 17.3 points. Tennessee’s Jordan McRae is 6-foot-6 and averages a team-high 18.6 points. “I think our games resemble each other a little bit,” said Marble, whose father Roy remains Iowa’s leading scorer with 2,116 career points from 1986-89. “He’s asked to carry a lot of the scoring load for that team, and,

yes, I will be guarding him.” TENNESSEE D: The Volunteers finished the season strong by relying on their defense. They’ve held their last four opponents to an average of 47.4 points. In the last five games, they’ve given up only 38, 54, 45, 44 and 56 points. Tennessee allowed 61.1 points in SEC games, trailing only Florida in stinginess. HAWKEYE SECOND HALVES: Iowa’s defense has disintegrated in the second half lately, leading to that streak of six losses in seven games. Northwestern shot 55 percent from the field in the second half of the Wildcats’ 67-62 win in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. The Hawkeyes have done an acceptable job at containing the other teams’ top threats, only to get hurt by someone else having a big game. Iowa has allowed 86 or more points three times in the last six games. McCAFFERY’S PLACE: Even though the Hawkeyes don’t have any NCAA tournament experience on the roster, their head coach has plenty of it and enjoyed one of his best March moments at University of Dayton Arena in 2009, when his Siena team beat Ohio State 74-72 in double overtime. “We’re in the locker room next to the locker room that we celebrated in,” said McCaffery, who has led four teams to the tournament. “I remember walking off the floor like it was yesterday.” Tennessee played NCAA tournament games in Dayton in 2001 and 2009 and lost both of them.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton senior Levi Michener (second from left) runs in a heat of the 60-meter dash at last Friday’s Little Hawkeye Conference Indoor Track Meet in Grinnell. Michener was among the Cardinal boys competing in Tuesday’s Iowa State University Boys Indoor Classic in Ames.

Cardinal boys finish indoor strong; Tigerhawks compete well at ISU By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor AMES — Newton’s Cardinal boys wrapped up their indoor track season Tuesday at the Iowa State University Boys Indoor Classic. Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks had a strong run at the meet also with one more indoor meet remaining on their schedule. “The boys ran well and competed hard,” Newton head coach Tom Bartello said about the limited squad the Cardinals entered at ISU. “We had many athletes run personal-best times for their indoor season.” Newton’s Deonne Harris had another solid outing in the 60-meter hurdles. Harris finished fifth in 8.45 seconds. Newton teammates Jake Bennett, 9.89 seconds, and Brandon Fisher, 10.19 seconds, placed 58th and 69th, respectively. ColfaxHarris Mingo’s Richard Blom was 98th in 11.07. In the 60-meter dash, J.T.

Thongvanh ran 28th in 7.45 seconds for Newton. Also from Newton, Earl Kimmel was 117th in 7.91 seconds and Levi Michener was 151st in 8.09 seconds. Colfax-Mingo’s Juan Gonzales placed 168th in 8.29 seconds and Ethan Opfer was Lietz 174th in 8.46. Jacob Walker, Newton, posted a time of 54.63 seconds for 26th in the 400-meter dash while Jake Lietz of Colfax-Mingo placed 29th in 54.79 seconds. The Tigerhawks’ Blake Summy was 33rd in 55.08 seconds. Lietz and Summy each ran personal-best times in the race. Newton’s Jarom Williams finished 47th in 56.02 seconds. “Our boys had some great efforts and personal bests last night at the ISU indoor meet,” Colfax-Mingo head coach Matt Barkalow said. “This meet is always an outstanding indoor event, with 1A through 4A schools from around the state competing against each other without class size being considered.” Newton’s 4x100-meter relay team finished 14th in 46.24 seconds. Co-

fax-Mingo’s 4x100-meter relay team placed 63rd in 50.43 seconds. The Cardinals’ sprint medley relay team was 50th in 4 minutes, 10.49 seconds.. In the 1,600-meter run, Newton’s Jacob Thomas finished 38th in 5:01.98 while Colfax-Mingo’s Jake Buehrer ran a personal-best time of 5:18.20 for 63rd and Clayton Brown was 98th in 5:40.83. Justin Simms, Newton, was 120th in 9:00.83. Newton’s Zach Theis placed 71st in the 3,200-meter run in 12:23.92. Colfax-Mingo’s 4x400-meter relay team of Gabe Simpson, Jimmy Abell, Lietz and Summy combined for a season-best time of 3:48.52 to take 23rd in a field of 70 teams. In the 4x800meter relay race, the Tigerhawks were 39th in 9:22.45 and the Cardinals placed 43rd in 9:24.98. Newton’s Williams was 24th in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Summy, Colfax-Mingo, was 49th at 17’5 3/4” and his teammate, Gonzales, was 63rd at 16’ 6 3/4”. In the shot put, Colfax-Mingo’s Opfer was 80th with a throw of 33’5” and Brandon Byal was 87th with a toss of 30’11”. Sports Editor Jocelyn Sheets may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 432, or at

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Public Notices TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: Donald E. Barton Revocable Trust To all persons regarding Donald E. Barton, deceased, who died on or about 2nd day of January, 2014. You are hereby notified that Helen C. Barton is the trustee of the Donald E. Barton Revocable Trust, dated the 10th day of January, 2005 and First Amendment dated May 23, 2011. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated this March 7, 2014 Donald E. Barton Revocable Trust Helen C. Barton, Trustee PO Box 1051 Newton, IA, 50208 Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN#: AT0005939 OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Trustee 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 19th day of March, 2014. March 12 & 19

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Work Crew Transporter/Leader $13.37 per hour Polk County Conservation (PCC) is hiring a Work Crew Transporter/Leader. This position’s main duty is the transporting and supervising of the Work Crew, transporting from the Newton Correctional Facility located in Newton to PCC work areas. PCC provides the 15 passenger van to use for transporting. Other duties include park maintenance, natural resources, and safety training. Work hours are Mon-Thurs 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting and ending your shift in Newton. This position will work no more than 1240 hours in a year. Class D non-commercial (Chauffeur’s) license is required for this position. Apply online Deadline is Friday, March 21st.

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Temporary Program Technician The Jasper County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office located in Newton, Iowa, is accepting applications to fill a temporary Program Technician position. Individuals who possess strong clerical and computer skills are encouraged to apply. To obtain an application form, interested persons should contact the Jasper County FSA Office at 641-792-5019 or stop by the office at 709 1st Ave W, Newton, IA. The deadline for filing an application is March 28, 2014. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. City of Colfax Seasonal City Employee position opening The City of Colfax (an EOE employer) is taking applications for seasonal employees for calendar year 2014. Requirements for the potential positions are: • Able to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, raining, etc.) for extended periods. • Able to bend, climb and walk extended distances on a regular basis • Able to lift and carry for short distances 70 lbs. • Familiar with large commercial-grade mowers, weed eaters, tractors and their attachments • Able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol screening • Available for emergencies on weekends, holidays, and after normal working hours on short notice • Basic mechanical knowledge and abilities • Driver’s License • Dependable • Able to work with little supervision applications available at City Hall, 19 E Howard, for questions please call 515-674-4096. Closing Date is april 7th, 2014. Bob Rhone - Public Works Director

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The Newton Daily News and Jasper County Advertiser have a full-time opening for an Advertising Account Executive in our Advertising Department.

The Newton Daily News has an excellent opportunity for a talented, professional and energetic person to join our multi media advertising effort as a full-time outside sales professional. Our family of offerings include the Newton Daily News,, Jasper County Advertiser, Jasper County Tribune, Jasper County Living Magazine, Central Iowa Ag Mag and Shaw Digital Services to name a few. If you have an interest in media and are looking to build your career, this might be the opportunity you are looking for. As an outside sales professional, your activities will include working with a variety of local clients across all business segments in the marketplace. You will introduce the features and benefits of our advertising solutions and determine programs designed to help your clients business grow. The ideal candidate should have prior sales experience, but is not required. You must have strong written and verbal communication skills, basic computer and typing skills and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Pre-employment background check and drug screen are required. This is a full-time position that does offer benefits including health, dental and 401k plan.

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HUGE 500 Gun Auction: Modern/Antique, Winchester, Colt, Browning & More! 3 Major Estate Collections! Sat. March 29th Prairie du Chien, WI- Kramer Auction (608)326-8108

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


NEED SOMEONE to Adopt very nice, female, yellow Cat. Just had shots and been spayed. Prefer for indoors. 641-521-3576.

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LOOKING FOR Miniature Sheltie, 7 weeks old. I can pay $300. 792-1112 or (cell) 641-831-0819. OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, and old Advertising signs. 641-4856591. WANTED: ENGINE for 22 or 23 Lawn Horse Kollar, with double pipes. Also, looking for any push or riding lawn mowers, snowblowers, that don't run. Pick up in town or out of town. 641-792-9648. MISCELLANEOUS


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1 & 2 & 3 BDRM apartments: heat, water, stove, refrigerator, drapes all included. Off-street parking. 641-792-4000.

NOW reNtiNg (one) 3 BR Townhome at market Rate Section 8 or CIRHA vouchers welcome

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CLEAN 1 bedroom apartment with appliances, heat & water furnished, walking distance to square, laundry facilities, newly remodeled. Cats with approval and pet deposit. Very quiet building, ready to move into. (641) 792-8182

GIRLS SOFTBALL Helmets with face guard, Rawlings, size 61/2- 71/2 $15-$20. Softball glove $10. 5' pool ladder $20. Aluminum bat $7, 3 large boxes misc. materials $5, small piece decorative picket fence for garden $5, modern oak hall tree $15. 641-840-0208. BIG BALES of alfalfa hay. 641-498-2501.

FOR LEASE 2 bedroom house. All appliances included, new furnace and AC. 601 E 25th St. S Newton, IA. Credit check and references required. $600/mo, 1 year lease minimum. Teacher Discount. Call 515-210-4142 or 515210-1036 MIDTOWN APARTMENTS Conveniently located on the Square in Newton Iowa. We have furnished and unfurnished apartments with all utilities paid. 1st and 13th months free with signed lease. On-site management and security, 24 hr. laundry, and convenient parking. Call for more info FOR SALE

14 FT ALUMINUM Fishing boat and trailer, Johnson 6 HP gas motor, bow mount foot controlled trolling motor, hand controlled trolling motor, depth and fish finder, swivel seats, hand crank bow mount anchor. $1,800. 641-792-0378. Leave message. 2 MAN Bass Hunter Bass Boat, new seal coated bottom, 2 swivel seats, Minnkota trolling motor, 30# thrust, used 4 times, humming bird depth finder, licensed and ready for spring. $600 or OBO. 515490-1369. GOLF CLUBS Sale, many vintage clubs from the 20's – 40's. Come browse and own a piece of the past . Most $10 or less. 641673-2366.

MAYTAG TRUCKS – #21917 “Model T,” . #11-1956 Ford F-150 -1939 Canopy Express, 3 @ $75., Watt 3leaf apple cream pitcher #15-$40, Watt bowl #7Clematis- $40, long a Berger Basket- 1990 (med. Gathering) $25, fern stand, solid pine, 36” tall x 12” $20, tail lights for 2003 Chev. S-10, fits from 1999up, $40. 641-275-7600.

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 AUTOMOTIVE

'05 CHEVY Impala. 127,000 miles, $3,300.00. 641-891-3862.


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

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

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


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MOBILE HOMES for Sale Financing available. Newer 3 bedroom 3 bath mobile home located in deer run estates in Colfax. 515-2102835 or 563-357-0487


1421 N 4th Avenue E 2BR, 60K 1011 E 10th Street N 2BR, 70K


815 N 7th Avenue W 2 BR, 65K

Call Contract Exchange Corp.

(319) 363-8827

1976 Cutlass Supreme 350 OLDS Auto. Fresh rebuild on motortrans. 65,000 miles on car, Charcoal grey with red interior. Call 515-729-3073 or 641-521-1588. $3,800.00 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

If you have a spot to fill, be it industrial, clerical, managerial, retail, or other, turn to the place where more qualified people turn to for updated job listings each week, the Newton Daily News Classified pages. To place an ad under “HELP WANTED,” Call the Classified dept. 641-792-3121 ext. 301 Fax 641-791-7104

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

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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.



Tomorrow the sun moves into the springtime sign of Aries (or if you are in the Southern hemisphere, the autumn sign of Aries) with a promise of new development. This is the ideal time to clear a space for fresh excitement, projects and relationships. The most welcoming space will be both emotional and physical. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 19). A special teacher will offer you guidance and support, but it’s you who will do all of the work necessary to lift off to the next level. In April, a clever plan breaks you out of a rut. You’ll succeed in a brand-new environment in May. June shows you cashing in on your patience, maturity and experience. August brings a surprising twist. Libra and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 3, 25, 1 and 7. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). New developments will open up your schedule. There finally will be time for you to get involved with the project or person you’ve been

dreaming about. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Nice people tend to eat what they are served. You are nice, but you’re too aware of your appetites to unconsciously swallow whatever life dishes up. This is true both metaphorically and actually. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Those who don’t know that there’s a system in place will have a really hard time working that system. Realizing this, you will take the time to be savvy about how things work. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be careful of what you declare. Chances are, it will be an impulsive and half-baked declaration that you won’t want people to remind you of five years from now. You’re better off doing this: Walk it; don’t talk it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You feel glad for what others post on social media, write in books and share in emails, while simultaneously having no desire whatsoever to

contribute to those media just now. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your climb in an organization will be slow and steady. So stop measuring; you’ll only be discouraged. Just trust that if you continue in this way you will one day find yourself at the top. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). After you make a few sacrifices, you can’t help but feel that it’s your turn to be on the receiving end of things. But if you are engaged in a relationship with a narcissist, good luck with that. Seek out the givers. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Life gets easier because you loosen up your rules of friendship. It would be extreme to oust someone just because he or she doesn’t pay the proper attention to the relationship. Instead, adjust the person’s role in your mind. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don’t have to feel tied to one way (or a handful of ways, for that matter) of being. When it

comes to how to do you, there are a multitude of choices, so don’t be selflimiting. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Those who were once dependent on you now show small signs of being independent. It’s a source of pride, although you should be careful not to draw too much attention to it. That could get in the way of the process. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). Just as retailers don’t expect everyone who enters the store to buy, you should not expect to get a “yes” from every person who seems slightly interested in what you have to offer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). It’s like you’re incapable of a selfish act lately. The thought of doing something exclusively for your own happiness simply doesn’t occur to you — although now that I bring it up, it might. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM


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