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School board passes budget despite objections from NCEA, several teachers By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer The Newton Community School District’s Board of Education passed its 2014-15 fiscal year budget on Monday night, but not without resistance from some of the district’s teachers and members of the Newton Community Education Association.

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Budgets were due to the State of Iowa today. “I would like to bring up some concerns that my members brought to me about the budget and the budget cuts,” NCEA President Barb Hackworth said. One topic of concern for her members was the carryover supply budget, which would be eliminated from next year’s bud-

get. The reason her members were concerned was due to the district freezing all supplies spending during this current fiscal year. A number of teachers, who hadn’t already used their allotted $250 for supply costs, felt “penalized” for not spending their money she said. BUDGET See Page 5A

Ty Rushing/Daily News Barb Hackworth, Thomas Jefferson teacher and president of the Newton Community Education Association, was one of many teachers who spoke out against some of the proposed budget cuts for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Bob Eschliman/Daily News Clear skies over Jasper County provided an opportunity to view a total lunar eclipse, which resulted in a “blood moon,” which is caused when refracted sunlight seeps around Earth, striking the lunar surface, and is reflected back. The eclipse reached totality at approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning (left photo). The moon began emerging from Earth’s shadow about an hour later (right photo). The next total lunar eclipse will occur in October; it is part of a “tetrad” of eclipses that will be visible over North America during the next 18 months. The last tetrad occurred in 1967.

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Whether you loved them, or hated them, early out Wednesdays are now a thing of the past in the Newton Community School District. At Monday’s meeting, the board of education approved the 2014-15 school calendar, which effectively ended the practice that has often been a matter of contention among board members, teachers and parents. Board member Donna Cook was the only member opposed to the new calendar and said a majority of feedback she heard supported early outs. “I just don’t see any benefit from it,” Board member Nat Clark said, who once compared school buildings on early-out Wednesday to ghost towns. Ideally, teachers in the district would use early-out Wednesdays for professional development and building collaboration time. However, various district officials said this gave them mixed results. The higher education institutions like Newton Senior High School and Berg Middle School found success with the model, but a majority of the teachers in the district’s four elementary buildings felt the time was too limited. “The biggest thing that came out was that they felt a half day was of little value from an elementary school level,”

Board and School Improvement Advisory Committee member Robyn Friedman said. “The kids are not tuned in.  A half day is a day of vacation and it is hard for that to be instructional at all. Instead of a half day of professional development, it’s better to have all in one.” Next year’s calendar, which will be based around the 1,080-hour instructional method, will feature six full days of professional development and collaboration time during the school year for teachers. “There is no 100-percent perfect way to address this,” Callaghan said of designing the calendar. Another big change is that a standard school day will now be 390 minutes long, versus the previous 378 minutes.  According to the district, teachers said they felt the additional time will aide in the student development process. The school year will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 19, have 86 instructional days and end on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Classes end on Thursday, May 28, 2015, barring making up days, and the second semester would consist of 91 instructional days. Potential make-up days for inclement weather are Feb. 16, 2015, and April 6, 2015. BOARD See Page 5A

A former Park Centre employee charged with first-degree theft has pleaded guilty to the felony charge, and a rural Sully man accused of attacking his wife has received a new trial date in Jasper County District Court. Scott Hirsch, 38, of Montezuma filed a motion to set a hearing date for April 7 to enter a plea of guilt to the first-degree burglary charge, which is a Class C felony. As of Monday, however, it was confirmed that the plea was entered, but no paperwork regarding that plea taking hearing has been filed with the Jasper County Clerk of Court’s Office. Hirsch’s arrest on the theft charge followed an investigation by the Newton Police Department into $11,847 taken from Park Centre. Hirsch is alleged to have taken 16 checks totaling that amount, depositing them into his personal checking account. COURTS See Page 5A

BBBS of Central Iowa hosting Bowl for Kids’ Sake April 27-28 By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa will host its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake of Jasper County from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Cardinal Lanes in Newton. The fundraising event aims to support the creation and sustainability of one-to-one mentoring relationships in Jasper County. Participants must raise $50 to participate, earning themselves a T-shirt, shoe rental, two games of bowling and a chance to win prizes. BOWL See Page 7A

Six Newton Main Street members complete training

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Representatives of the Newton Main Street program attended Main Street University on April 9 and 10 in Greenfield. Main Street Iowa State Coordinator Michael Wagler awarded certificates of completion for the intensive training to Danielle Rogers, Darrin Hamilton, Rita Reinheimer,

Darrell Sarmento, Pat Wallace and Tracy Taylor. Attendance at the two-day training on the Main Street Four Point Approach to commercial district revitalization is a mandatory requirement for new Main Street communities. The purpose of this basic training is to provide MAIN STREET See Page 7A

Zach Johnson/Daily News Iowa Main Street Board Members present Danielle Rogers, Darrin Hamilton, Rita Reinheimer, Darrell Sarmento, Pat Wallace and Tracy Taylor with certificates of completion for their training at Main Street University held April 9-10 in Greenfield.


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Bryant to present ‘Music for Your Lenten Journey’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Newton resident and Grinnell College Organist Linda Bryant will present a program of “Music for Your Lenten Journey” at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College Campus. Bryant will play both hymn-based and non-hymn based music with the centerpiece being Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sonata VI,” which is based on a chorale setting of the Lord’s Prayer. She will be joined by violinist Emily Hines ‘17 for James Biery’s lovely “Elegy.” She will play the restored 1948 Aeolian-Skinner organ. The 40-minute program is free and open to the public.

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group to meet The Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, one week later than the usual meeting time, in the Newton Village second floor activity room. The meetings are open to all family members or caregivers of those who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It is a opportunity to receive information and share concerns.

Program on Sikhism planned for Wednesday Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton, will welcome Baljit Virdi of the Iowa Sikh Gurudwara at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Virdi will present core Sikh beliefs and practices as he offers “An Introduction to Sikhism.” A time for questions will follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Republicans to meet The Jasper County Republicans and Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center, 6232 Highway S. 74 S. All are welcome. 

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Police Blotter Newton Police Department • Kelly S. Bogue, 31, of Kellogg was charged with possession of marijuana after police stopped her at 11:22 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North Eighth Avenue East for a headlight violation. Bogue consented to a search of the vehicle, and authorities located .4 gram of marijuana in a metal tin. She was charged and released to appear in court. • Daniel L. Brown, 25, of Des Moines was arrested at 10:33 p.m. Friday on a Polk County warrant for failure to appear in court for a child support hearing after he was located him at 503 N. Third Ave. E. #3. He was taken to the Polk County line and turned over to Polk County authorities.  • Christopher C. Cain, 39, of from Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 6:35 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of North Second Avenue West and determined his license had been suspended. He also was given a warning for operation

without registration and released to appear in court. • Jarrett L. Curtis, 28, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped him at 1:36 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of South Fifth Avenue East for having an inoperable brake light. Police observed a glass marijuana pipe in the front cup holder and smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Authorities also located a pill container with .1 gram of marijuana inside. Curtis also was cited for operation of a motor vehicle with an expired license, given a warning for the brake light and released to appear in court. • Clint J. Evans, 35, of Newton was cited with reckless driving after authorities responded to a vehicle-motorcycle accident at 5:45 p.m. March 30 at the intersection of South Fifth Avenue East and West Third Street South. Upon arrival, an officer observed a badly-damaged motorcycle and Evans, bleeding from the head,

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lying 8 to 10 feet from the motorcycle. The driver of the pickup truck, Alfred J. Brungardt, 77, of Newton, stated he stopped at the stop sign before proceeding east into the intersection when he did not see other traffic. He then heard a loud crash and stated he did know what had happened at first but then realized he was struck by a northbound ­­­motorcycle, causing extensive rear-end damage on the passenger side of the truck. Multiple witnesses heard the motorcycle traveling at a high-rate of speed, approximately 60 mph, and one witness reported Evans flipped three or four times in the air over the bed of the truck after the collision before landing on the pavement. Evans was transported to Skiff Medical Center by Newton paramedics. The truck sustained an estimated $6,000 damage and the motorcycle an estimated $2,500 damage. BLOTTER See Page 3A

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Fr. Cletus J. Healy

Fr. Healy’s ministry after ordination was concentrated in Milwaukee. He taught sociology and religion at Marquette High from 1953 to 1968. Then he remained a member of the Marquette High Jesuit Community for another 24 years, until 1992, when he helped inaugurate the St. Camillus Jesuit Community. During this latter period of his life, Cletus was involved in editing and/or promoting various Catholic publications (Twin Circle, Vatican Voices, etc.) and founded the Milwaukee-area Catholic Book and Gift Shop.

April 7, 2014 Fr. Cletus J. Healy, S.J., was called to eternal life on April 7, 2014, at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, at the age of 96. A Jesuit for 75 years and a priest for 62 years, he was born in Newton, Iowa on Oct. 26, 1917. Cletus attended grade school and high school in Newton. He entered the Society at St. Stanislaus Seminary in Florissant, Mo., on Sept. 1, 1938, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 14, 1951.

Jovita Vallejo Simpson Butt April 3, 2014 Our beloved mother and grandmother, Jovita Butt, 84, of Battle Mountain, Nev., formerly of Kellogg, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Sacramento, Calif., to Dr. Junius and Hazel Harris.  She was a member of the Army Air Corp based in San Antonio, Texas. She married Ralph Simpson Sr. in 1951, and they had five children. She later married Richard Butt in Kellogg in 1983. She was preceded in death by both Ralph Simpson Sr. and Richard Butt. Jovita is survived by her sons, Michael R. Simpson and wife Karen of

All his life, even in his years of declining health and energies at St. Camillus, he attracted large numbers of devoted friends to whom he ministered with gentleness and compassion. He was a peaceful, prayerful man, respected and loved by all who knew him. Visitation was held Friday, April 11, followed by mass of Christian burial. Committal services were Saturday, April 12, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Chapel, Milwaukee. Memorials to the Jesuit Partnership appreciated. Sympathy expressions: www.beckerritter.com.

Rock Springs, Wy., and Ralph Simpson Jr. and wife Gloria of Newton, Iowa; her daughters, Cindy Luse and husband Gene of Kellogg, Iowa, Darlyne Jones and husband Clif of Battle Mountain, Nev., and Patty Brown and husband Joel of Round Mountain, Nev. She was blessed with 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Jovita was an avid quilter, loved the Lord, her family and her faithful canine companion, Candy. She spent much of her time surrounded by friends from New Hope Four Square Church. She leaves behind many friends and family from Iowa.   A memorial service to celebrate her life was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the New Hope Foursquare Church in Battle Mountain.

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Bonnie R. (Anderson) Markusch, 80, of Newton died on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the First Lutheran Church, 309 E. Third St. N. in Newton. The family will greet from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Izaak Walton League, 889 Highway F36 W. in Newton. Services are being handled by the Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Doris L. Orr, 98, of Baxter died on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Baxter Health Care Center in Baxter. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton.

Continued from Page 2A • Jennifer N. Morris, 27, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to an alcohol theft complaint at 5:56 p.m. April 1 at Fareway. The suspect left the scene, and authorities located the suspect vehicle at 1650 S. 15th Ave. W. #10, where they spoke with the owner of the vehicle and determined Morris had borrowed it. She was charged for allegedly stealing two bottles of alcohol valued at $33.48 and released to appear in court. • Nathan J. Nelson, 20, of Newton was cited with following too closely after authorities responded to a twovehicle accident at 10:57 a.m. March 31. Nelson was traveling east on First Avenue East when he struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Laura D. Penning, 35, of Newton. Penning’s vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500 damage and Nelson’s an estimated $250 damage. • Katie E. Rodewald, 29, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Highway 14 South for having an inoperable brake light and determined her license had been suspended. She also was given a warning for the light and released to appear in court. • Tyler A. Sutton, 18, of Newton was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities investigated a burglary reported Aug. 30. The owners of the residence returned from a camping trip and found their house had been broken into, with numerous items found missing, including several firearms. The burglary occurred some time between Aug. 26 and 30. Sutton was identified as a suspect, and authorities obtained a court order for samples of his fingerprints and DNA. His prints matched those found on the safe that contained the firearms. He was located at 3:45 p.m. March 31 and arrested. During a search, authorities found him with a marijuana pipe in his pocket. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. 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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Mission group seeks space to hold large garage sales To the editor: A church mission group is looking for a building to use that will hold around 10 to 20 tables for garage sales. We are looking for a building that is either for rent or sale that we could use until something happens.  If this building is used for storage, is there some way we can rope it off and still use it?  I know that some realtors don’t like this, but we have been in two buildings that were like this, and they both have changed ownership.  We have our own insurance for events like this. The location doesn’t have to have running water, and we can give you references. Proceeds from the sales will be used for a mission week to help those in our community. If you have space somewhere that we can use, would you consider letting us use it?  If you have a site that we can use, please contact me at (641) 792-7186. The mission group of Kim, Judy, Linda and Gary thank you. Marlene Main Newton

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Whistleblowers pump up transparency By Chuck Grassley United States Senator No matter how good the laws are written or how well-intentioned public policies are prescribed, Uncle Sam’s coffers have long been viewed as open season for bad operators who look to line their own pockets on the taxpayer’s dime. Unfortunately, unaccountable and complex payments systems within the federal bureaucracy are like ducks on a pond for unscrupulous operators trolling big-budget defense and health care contracts, for example.  Plenty of crooked figures have found a way to pluck

Uncle Sam’s goose. Fortunately, conscientious insiders working in the trenches of the federal bureaucracy have blown the whistle on dodgy gimmicks that take the taxpaying public for a ride, such as illegal kickbacks in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  At the same time, citizens in the private sector who report tax dodgers benefit lawabiding taxpayers who otherwise are forced to shoulder a greater tax burden. Rousting wrongdoers from the shadows into the light of day is a courageous act of civic duty. Whistleblowers deserve a place of honor and gratitude in the

public eye.  In fact, I’ve called upon this White House and previous administrations to hold a Rose Garden ceremony honoring these unsung heroes.  Last summer, I introduced a Senate resolution that would observe National Whistleblower Day on the anniversary of the nation’s first-ever whistleblower protection laws enacted on July 30, 1778. Far from receiving praise and admiration, whistleblowers typically are treated like skunks at a Sunday afternoon picnic.  Those with the courage to come forward to tell the truth often face retribution and reprisals. For the last three

decades, I have championed bipartisan, bicameral laws that create incentives for whistleblowers and remove bureaucratic barriers. Whistleblowers shouldn’t be wronged for trying to make things right.     No matter which political party controls the White House, the federal bureaucracy tends to circle the wagons when it comes to congressional oversight.  In fact, it appears that most federal agencies continue to use “non-disclosure agreements” despite the 18-month-old law that prohibits them. This reflects an embarrassingly weak effort by the administration

that promised to have “unprecedented” transparency.  Transparency changes behavior.  Considering the sweeping health care and surveillance policies implemented under this administration’s watch that significantly increase the size and scope of the federal government, we need more transparency, not less. Let’s give thanks to the legion of individual whistleblowers whose good works have exposed wrongdoing across-the-board, from the Pentagon, to the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the IRS, the Interior Department, the De-

partment of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Food and Drug Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission, just to name a few. Instead of turning a blind eye to the good works of whistleblowers, the top dogs in the executive branch need to learn a lesson.  Treating a whistleblower like a skunk at a picnic only worsens the smell of waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse. As another Tax Day comes and goes, taxpayers are tired of standing downwind from a bureaucratic culture that allows fraud to go unreported.

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Ready for coffee? You know what I hate? I hate when know-it-all scientists with their starched white lab coats and their socalled statistics decide that one of my most strongly held core prejudices is really a lot of baloney. Like this whole evolution business. What By Bob Goldman piece of scientifCreators Syndicate ic “proof ” could possibly convince you that humans descended from monkeys when, in your heart, you know that the human race began in 2011 when space travelers arrived on Earth to create a wacky world of bumbling beings to amuse the folks back home, watching on their flat screens from their living rooms on Romulac-7. Or maybe I’m thinking of “Duck Dynasty.” Anyway, you get my point. Fortunately, there are those rare times when science comes up with “evidence” that supports our personal delusions. And this is exactly the case with a recent email I received from Allison Adams. Adams is the director of global media strategy at the University of

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North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. She emailed me to share the results of a new research project by professors at three major American universities — research that resulted in a major workplace breakthrough. To quote the email’s subject line, “A cup of coffee can help you act ethically at work.” “Go ahead and have that extra cup of java,” Adams writes, “it might just help you to act ethically at work.” Putting aside for a moment the questions of whether this research was funded by Folgers Coffee and why in the world anyone would want to act ethically at work, the email goes on to report that “a large cup of coffee can help sleep-deprived employees bolster their ability to control their behavior and resist unethical temptations.” (My copy of the Journal of Applied Psychology has not arrived yet, but I think we can assume that while caffeine may indeed keep you from pilfering office supplies or emptying the petty cash drawer, it would take a fairly large cup of coffee to get you to resist the unethical temptation to hide under your desk and take an afterlunch nap.) According to Professor Michael Christian, “sleep deprivation contributes to unethical behavior by making you more susceptible to social influ-

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ences, such as the boss who tells you to do something deceptive or unethical.” I’m not saying this is wrong, but it does strike me as rather wrongheaded. In other words, instead of working on ways to control or contain the illegal and immoral influences of evil management, the scientists conclude that the answer is for employees to dose themselves with stimulants. Wouldn’t it be more efficient to make managers ingest vast quantities of downers or simply drink themselves silly with cups of Jim Beam so they are completely incapacitated and therefore unable to give deceptive or unethical orders? I guess that’s the subject of another study. Despite my quibbles with the research results, I must admit that the big geniuses in the research lab have come up with some conclusions that fully receive my support. Companies are encouraged to “provide caffeine in the workplace.” Now, that sounds too good to be true. Could there be in American industry a management team so forward-thinking that it would set aside certain rooms in an office where one can get stale, bitter coffee at the push of a button? Why, such a room might even contain a refrigerator to preserve the lunches workers bring from home un-

til they turn toxic. And it could have tables. And chairs. What would we call such a room? Beats me. “Reduce long hours with scheduling, overtime restrictions and frequent breaks” is another suggestion, but I’m not sure I am in agreement. Reducing or restricting long hours would reduce our opportunities for pretending to work while playing long games of World of Warcraft. Frequent breaks are OK, but do remember to be considerate to your fellow workers who may be sleeping. Or is that — should be sleeping? “Provide workplace napping and sleep awareness training” is one of the last and best conclusions of the scientific consortium behind this research, and it is a breakthrough I know you endorse. With all the hullabaloo about employers providing health care, how could our nation completely ignore the importance of employers providing nap rooms. Imagine a working world in which every employee is issued a phone, a computer and a fuzzywuzzy blanky-wanky to help facilitate their daily dozes. With a workplace like that, you’d never act unethically. How could you? Even with 10 cups of coffee, you’d be too busy sleeping.

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Courts Continued from Page 1A When questioned about the incident by another Park Centre employee in early November, Hirsch allegedly “played it off as an honest error and promised to repay it,” according to court documents. Later that month, First Newton National Bank informed Park Centre that several checks made out to Park Centre had been deposited into Hirsch’s account at University of Iowa Credit Union through an ATM at the Newton bank. Hirsch was again confronted, at which time he delivered a letter of resignation and a signed letter confessing to depositing 12 checks totaling $9,847 into his account. On Jan. 8, Newton

police investigators were given copies of 11 checks to Park Centre that were allegedly deposited into his account. Only seven of those were on the list of 12 checks Hirsch had confessed to depositing; the four additional checks, totaling $2,000, were added to the 12 he confessed to taking when charges were filed. Hirsch was previously convicted of fourth-degree theft in Poweshiek County in 2000 and of fifth-degree theft in Des Moines County in 2002. Without the documentation in his case file, Clerk of Court employees were unable to determine when he is scheduled for sentencing in this case.

trial date in connection with an alleged attack on his wife. Pretrial conference is now set for June 30 and jury trial for July 30. • Sara Stepanek, 53, of Newton, who is accused of allowing a child under her care to get severe head injuries, has requested that depositions be taken at state expense even though she is represented by a private attorney. The court found she lacked sufficient funds to pay for depositions on her own, and approved the request. Depositions will be taken April 17. Pretrial conference is tentatively set for April 21 and jury trial for May 5.

In other court business: • William “Billy” Sanders, 40, of rural Sully has received a new

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Board Continued from Page 1A In other business: • The board approved the five year capital improvement plan. Some of the future measures showcased in the plan include the purchase of new district vehicles, implementation of energy efficient lighting at the Berg Complex and technology expenses. • A one year contract, worth $2,000, with Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. was approved. YSS provides mental help services to students at the district’s upper education facilities. • The district had been utilizing Four Oaks services during the current school year without a contract, and it approved a contract for $212,800. By singing the contract, the district agreed to finish the school year using Four Oaks services. Four Oaks provides an alternative education setting for students who have difficulty learning in a traditional classroom setting. The district plans to sever ties with the facility next school year and develop its own program. • The board agreed to voluntarily reduce its base acres at the request of the United States Department of

Agriculture. USDA has 25 acres of district property located east of Newton Senior High School listed as farm land. • An agreement was reached to extend membership in the Iowa Association for Education Purchasing Program for one year. As an IAEA member, the district agrees to buy 60 percent of its eligible combined food and supplies through the program’s vendor of choice. • Results of the April 1 Physical Plant and Equipment Levy election canvass by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors were accepted by the board. PPEL passed with 133 “Yes” votes out of a total of 162 votes cast. • Monday, May 12, was selected for a public hearing on the 2013-14 fiscal year budget amendment.  District Business Manager Gayle Isaac said an amendment is necessary due to the district’s expenses being higher than projected for the year. • A construction easement was granted to the City of Newton to work on sidewalks on district property east of NHS. Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews.com.

One count of involuntary manslaughter against Des Moines doctor dropped DES MOINES (AP) — A Des Moines doctor will face one less count of involuntary manslaughter as his trial gets underway. Jury selection began Monday for the trial of Dr. Daniel Baldi. Prosecutor Jaki Livingston says she decided to drop a charge stemming from the

drug-overdose death of Carla Davis. Livingston did not say why she made that decision. Baldi now faces nine counts instead of 10. Prosecutors have said Baldi prescribed large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients including Paul Gray, founder of the

band Slipknot, who died in 2010. Baldi’s lawyers say his patients either took more of their medications than prescribed or took other drugs along with them. Lawyers for both sides are expected to make their opening statements on Wednesday.

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Budget Continued from Page 1A She added that under the proposed new budget, teachers would have to ask permission from their principal to buy every little thing they need for the classroom and some would rather go without or spend out of pocket instead of going through that process. “As with any budget, when you need to make cuts, you start with the luxuries and not the necessities,” Hackworth said. “When I have a ‘budget crisis’ at my house, I don’t start out with things like the groceries and don’t pay the gas bill. I stop going to the movies or I stop going to the mall.” In a later portion of the meeting, Superintendent Bob Callaghan responded by clarifying that teachers will still have their $250 supply budget next year, but the district would just be eliminating the carryover of supply funds. By eliminating the carryover, he projects the district would save $250,000 annually. He also said that after staff members have spent their $250, the district typically had that $250,000 just sitting there, unused. By having those funds remain stagnant, it hurts the district’s spending authority, he explained. Another aspect of the budget Hackworth questioned was the district growing its administrative team, over the last several years, but proposing not to replace an outgoing Title I teacher and an outgoing instructional coach next year. “Those proposed budget cuts take a Title I teacher and take out an instructional coach, but it leaves us the luxury of an administrative heavy district,” Hackworth said. “Our district has seen a declining enrollment over the last several years, but it has seen an increase in the number of administrators.” By not replacing either position, the district saves $122,000 and would no longer be paying either salary out of the General Fund. Rebuilding the General Fund was one of the goals of the proposed cuts. The teachers who filled the positions both agreed to voluntarily step down at the end of the school year, and the district said it would find a way to utilize the resources available to ensure it wouldn’t directly affect how students learn. Callaghan said he trusted the staff and administrative team in the district to come up with an adequate solution. He also suggested that Berg Elementary Vice-Principal Todd Shuster and Area Education Agency representative Nicole Patton could help fill in voids as both have experience as instructional coaches. “We are trying to balance all the needs with what’s available,” Aurora Heights Principal Carol Farver said later in the meeting in response to the loss of those positions. Hackworth also challenged the Visit Hammer for your Mastectomy Products.

district’s claims to be in a “budget crisis.” The NCEA had Jon Studer, an Iowa State Education Association advocacy specialist and expert in school finance, look over the district’s Certified Annual Report, which was passed on Oct. 28. “(The CAR) shows that our district’s administrative salaries have increased 12 percent, with a corresponding 10.8 percent increase in benefits, over the past few years,” Hackworth said. “This compares to only a 2.5 percent increase in instructional salaries and a 4.5 percent increase in instructional benefits.” “A note of interest, he also told me that, according to our annual report, he feels that ‘our district is nowhere near a budget crisis,’ and that Newton is ‘likely in the top third of schools in Iowa in financial security.’” In addition to Hackworth, NCEA member Lucinda Sinclair spoke out, as did Thomas Jefferson teacher Paula Lureman and Berg Elementary teachers Miranda Bratland and Jenny Springer. Teachers from various campuses in the district were also present at the meeting. When the budget was brought to a vote, Callaghan, members of the board and various district officials spent more than an hour addressing all of the teachers’ concerns. District Business Manager Gayle Isaac broke down aspects of the budget from worksheets that were in the board packet. After all of the debate, the budget was passed unanimously. As submitted, the board passed a budget that had more in total revenues, $37,343,223, than was being calculated for total expenditures, $36,928,988, and was almost $1 million lower than the re-estimated 2014 FY budget.  Next year’s tax rate will be $14.57 per $1,000 of taxable evaluation. Board member Travis Padget asked Isaac what would have happened if the district hadn’t started finding ways to save money and rebuild its General Fund. Isaac said if the measures they took weren’t implemented, there was a chance the NCSD could wind up like the Russell school district within three years. In 2008, the Iowa Department of Education shut down the Russell district due to severe financial problems. “I believe that we can do these,” Callaghan said of the new cuts. “I believe in the faculty, staff and administration in the Newton Community School District — I believe in them. I believe they can find ways to more efficiently address whatever. However, just doing it the same way — we can’t do it that way anymore. We’ve got to find a new way of approaching it.” Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews.com.

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DEAR ABBY: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse? My son was in a three-year relationship with a woman who scored 15 out of 15 on your list. We knew it was a toxic relationship, but he couldn’t see that. The night he came to us for help, battered and bloody, I finally took a stand. It took six months to get her out of his life. My son was ashamed to be a battered man, and she had told him that men who call 911 go to jail. It kept him from calling. Please, Abby, help to change that. If you use this, please keep me anonymous. He thinks I’m an “interfering mom,” but at least he’s not being abused anymore. I love him and miss him terribly. — INTERFERING MOM DEAR MOM: I’m glad you wrote so I can emphasize that abusers can be members of both sexes, from every economic level and sexual orientation. I received a TON of mail about this: DEAR ABBY: Thank you for including both “he and she” in the warning signs of abusers. My second marriage was a sad and unhealthy rebound affair. My ex was attractive, talented and host to multiple addictions — risky sexual encounters with men and women, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana. I became aware of her blackouts and outrageous behavior just before our wedding. I finally left after two years to avoid committing a crime in response to her physical abuse, chronic infidelities, psychological cruelty and pathological intoxication. Please urge men to report their abusers, file charges and flee bad situations! I had no way of knowing what lay ahead for me back then. Do you have advice for other men contemplating marriage to a pretty party girl? Today I’m happily married to a deeply beautiful and noble woman, and grateful to have found her. — SET FREE IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR SET FREE: I think you’ve

stated it well. All I can add is that men who suffer physical abuse at the hands of a partner should go to an emergency room for treatment so their injuries can be documented, then file a formal complaint and end the relationship. DEAR ABBY: Gay people need to read those warning signs because abusers abound in the gay community, too. I have gay and lesbian friends who were involved with abusers. Gay and lesbian centers offer counseling for this. LGBT people face the same problems as straights do. — MIKE IN DAYTONA DEAR ABBY: I spent four years in a relationship before I realized I was being abused. My lady friend pushed for a lifelong commitment within a month of our meeting, was jealous and controlling, shut my friends out, cursed and hit me on more than one occasion and, when I protested, she’d say she was “just trying to get my attention,” or “I only got what I deserved.” When I finally told her I was leaving, she threatened to kill me. I have since learned that lots of men suffer psychological damage and physical danger from an abusive spouse or partner. Please inform your male readers they can get help from a skilled therapist or counselor by calling the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women at 888-7HELPLINE (888-743-5754) in the U.S. and Canada. The website is DAHMW.org. — PROFESSIONAL MAN IN ATLANTA

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BMS releases third-quarter honor roll Eighth Grade A Honor Roll Gavin R. Aalbers, Jaden R. Adams, Jordan N. Banfield, Bethany A. Baumgartner, Cara A Beam, Ali K. Bestell, Adyson R. Blom, Jaron M. Blomme, Jack Callaghan, Benny Cheng, Tory L. Church, Alexandria I. Cox, Lane E. Dethrow, Alexandra N. Doepp, Brayden S. Doland, Taylor S. Dydell, Anna E. Forsyth, Landon M. Hansen, Tayler M. Hernandez, Abigail M. Hunt, Matthew C. Karsten, Tessa J. Keeton, Jaden M. King, Karley R. Leiker, Kennedy L. Leiker, David B. Lopez-Sanders, Kinzie N. Loree, Audrey E. Lucas, Marcelina R. Marvelli, Elizabeth A. McVey, Jaclyn L. Michener, Jensen D. Pauley, Matthew J. Peterson, Bradley M. Portner, Bryce J. Rhone, Blake M. Robson, Zachary M. Rogahn, Taylor E. Ryan, Preston D. Sherwood, Garrett J. Sturtz, Josi N. Swihart, Reece L. Thurmond and Alyssa L. White. Seventh Grade A Honor Roll Madeline S. Allen, Annastacia Z. Andersen, Ty K. Arguello, Olivia R. Barnes, Abbie R. Barr, Isaac D. Bebout, Allison L. Bollhoefer, Caelyn G. Briley, Haley L. Budak, Chloe K. Butler, Dune E. Carter, Reece A. Caves, Hanna M. Clark, Tucker Cupples, Ethan L. Daniels, Brady W. Eberline, Mitchell J. Faidley, Camden L. Farver, Grant T. Freese, Isaac J. Friedman, Skye D. Gregory, Taylor D. Greiner, Jaise T. Gulling, Damir D. Gumerov, Taylor R. Guy, Kyle W. Hansen, Collin J. Hemann, Adam Hunter, Courtney E. Ingle, Lakin M. Jenkins, Chase B. Kolpin, Jonathan M. Ladewig, Tyra S. Lambertus, Daniel J. Lopez-Sanders, Adam D. Maharry, Luke W. Maharry, Alicia D. Miller, Matthew M. Moran, Tif-

fany L. Morris, Jacob P. Murphy, Delaney A. Nasalroad, Chloe H. Pak, Rachel K. Rhoads, Haley J. Rinehart, Emily M. Sell, Desirae Shelton, Nathan R. Simon, James M. Sorbo, Kyleigh N. Stevenson, Nicholas J. Tremel, Allison N. Ulrey, Anna J. VanDam, Bailey A. VanSickle, Laura J. Wyre and Taylor N. Wyss. Eighth Grade B Honor Roll Trevor A. Annee, Rylie R. Bakalar, Janna R. Balek, Madison D. Bleeker, Hannah M. Boecker, Jailyn J. Bucklin, Natalie G. Camp, Lindsay S. Campbell, Alyssa J. Carlock, Devin J. Carson, Carson D. Cazett, Cole A. Cazett, Helen F. Chandler, Logan M. Chandler, Zachary S. Combs, Ryan N. Constant, Darren J. Corso, Skyler S. Cupples, Zachary T. Cupples, Tyler D. Dafflitto, Lance A. Dykstra, Shannah Ergenbright, Trevor P. Ergenbright, Miranda M. Ervin, Charles G. Feagins, Grant D. Fitzgerald, Andrea G. Freeman, Grant N. Garvis, Madison A. GoodingHunt, Grayson C. Graham, Grant A. Hamand, Anna M. Hanbeck, Faith E. Harlow, Chase A. Healy, Hanna K. Herduin, Paige N. Hicks, Michael J. Hodnett, Alexis A. Hoffman, Emily R. Hopman, Brianna J. Horrach, Paige E. Huffaker, Kaytlynn J. Hughes, Alex R. Illingworth, Jessica M. Jacobs, Jazzmyne J. Kaldenberg, Kassidy J. Kenny, Kira J. Kingery, Jacob T. Knoll, Julianna M. Knoot, Maddison M. Kruse, Tristin W. Langmaid, Destiny J. Lautenbach, Kaitlyn D. Law, Isabella M. Leach, Lucille K. Lilienthal, Jace W. Lukefahr, Alainna B. Lust, Makenna R. Madoll, Jensen N. McClure, Hannah N. McConkey, Gregorey E. Mettler, Haylee J. Miller, Joshua J. Miravalles, Matthew

J. Montgomery, Halee M. Mundell, Christine B. Neer, Chad J. Nolin, Rhandyn J. Oldfield, Dalton J. Pauley, Georgia I. Peckham, Noah J. Petersen, Haley I. Revell, Blayden A. Rhone, Alexandria L. Roberts, Tyler R. Robinson, Gracie M. Rorabaugh, John W. Ross, Shaiden D. Simmons, Katie L. Suttek, Sonny T. Swank, Hunter A. VanBrogen, Bailey L. Wall, Haley R. Walton, Braden B. Weeks, Kalob D. Westercamp, Cassandra Wildung, Alyssa L. Williams, Lucas R. Winchell, Mariah D. Wolfe, Sarah J. Wood and Madison C. Zeman. Seventh Grade B Honor Roll Bailey J. Amerson, Andrew R. Andersen, Chloe E. Artis, Logan A. Barker, Ryan D. Barr, Aaron J. Bartels, Taylor Barton, Cutter W. Benac, Devan L. Bennett, Keely C. Birkenholtz, Teddie K. Brunsmann, Troy A. Cassady, Larkin J. Christy, Amaya E. Cox, Thomas L. Cox, Anna N. Coyle, Parker D. Creech, Kali A. Draper, Caitlin J. Elliott, Allison D. Ganoe, Heaven L. Ganrude, Brooke D. Gifford, Jace W. Hackworth, Hunter E. Hawkins, Devon K. Hobbs, Alivia M. Hoffman, Joshua J. Inman, Chantal Jordan, Makayla R. Kelleher, Taylor P. Lambertus, Hunter G. Linne, Sierra C. Livengood, Arieal S. Lum, Petyon J. Maher, Kaylee A. Markham, Brittney K. McConnell, Serenity M. McGhghy, Joshua D. Miller, Nathan D. Miller, Rachel Mullikin, Jonathan D. Noble, Christina Oswalt, Mariah N. Petro, Brenna G. Reffett, Austin G. Romberg, Tegan M. Simmons, Rilee A. Slycord, Hannah S. Stier-Braaksma, Maddison Thayer, Lourdes H. Underberg, Zoya K. Urbanowicz, Cole R. Webster and Rebecca A. Worthington.

Bowl Cont. from Page 1A Sammons Financial Group is the presenting sponsor, and additional sponsors include First Newton National Bank, Cline Tool, Des Moines Area Community College-Newton, Doyle and Devoe Iowa Realty, Edward Jones, Hy-Vee, KCOB 95.9 FM, US Bank, Vernon Company and Newton Manufacturing. With their sponsorships, $2,000 already has been raised. “Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a fun way to raise money for mentoring relationships in Central Iowa,” Kit

Curran, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa said. “We are grateful for the support of the Newton community and participants who help make this event a success each year.” “The mentoring relationships created through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa have had a tremendously positive impact on the Jasper County kids involved, and it is rewarding to be a Big as well,” says David Goos, Jasper County Advisory Committee chair and BBBSCI board member. “This program is now in all of the schools in the county.  Participating in this

Main Street Continued from Page 1A an overview of the Main Street program for board members, committee chairs and volunteers in the areas of organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. “Main Street University is an immersion program into the Main Street Approach and utilizes a train the trainer method that provides a foundation for local programs to develop and train local leaders,” Wagler said. Participants also had an opportunity to see Main Street at work at the community level by interacting with the Greenfield Main Street board and volunteers and a tour of downtown rehabilitation projects. The Newton Main Street Board has received 15 applicants for the full-time Newton Main Street executive director position. “We will keep everyone up-todate as we progress closer to hiring the director,” Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darrell Sarmento said. “We will be making our selection by May 15.”

event raises the money needed to cover these free services.” BBBSCI aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCI currently serves 130 matches in Jasper County. Donations for Bowl For Kids’ Sake can be made online at http:// bfksia2014.kintera. org/faf/home/default. asp?ievent=1106099. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews.com.

Newton Main Street Board is in need of volunteers for the four Main Street committees. The board is in need of volunteers for the four Main Street committees. The committees include, organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring. Volunteer applications can be found on Newton Chamber of Commerce website at www.experiencenewton.com. If any groups or organizations want to learn more about Newton Main Street, the board will send a representative to speak to your group. Anyone with any questions or wanting more information may contact the board at info@experiencenewton.com and (641) 7925545. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews. com.

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Loebsack praises Van Kooten Farms’ use of solar energy By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer On Saturday, Rep. Dave Loebsack visited Van Kooten Farms outside of Kellogg to marvel at its two sections of solar panels arrays. Combined, the panels are the largest privately owned solar panel array in Iowa. Dean and Betty Van Kooten came up with idea to install the solar panels, which produce so much energy they supply power to the entire farm — including the home, both hog barns, grain bins, the machine shops and other structures. The project was overseen by North Liberty-based Moxie Solar. Moxie CEO Jason Hall and Operations Manager Tim Brodersen, along with members of the Van Kooten family, showed the congressman around the farm during his visit. Brodersen said the south and north arrays each had a

60-kilowatt system and that the south array held 201 solar panels and the north array had 204 solar panels. “It’s 100 percent offset. We had to meet the farmer’s needs. They’ve got all kinds of machinery out here. Our goal was to stay out of the way (with the location of the panels) and to meet all of the farmer’s needs,” Brodersen said By having this project done, the Van Kootens received tax credits from the state, the federal government and are expecting to receive two $25,000 rebates from Alliant Energy. The panels have also given the family a projected $18,000 cost savings annually in electricity bills. Leobsack said his district representative for Jasper County, Amelia Schoeneman, made him aware of the project at the farm and helped coordinate his visit. He said as a supporter of

Ty Rushing/Daily News Rep. Dave Loebsack discussing the solar panels at Van Kooten Farms in Kellogg with members of the Moxie Solar team. The farm boasts the largest private solar panel array in Iowa.

alternative energies — such as solar, wind and renewable fuels — this project was a great way to showcase the potential of alternative energy usage in Iowa. “When it comes to solar, I think that a lot of people

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Iowa Learning Farms’ April webinar tomorrow focuses on soil erosion AMES —The Iowa Learning Farms’ April webinar at 11:30 a.m tomorrow will feature Rick Cruse, Iowa State University agronomy professor. He will discuss soil erosion that is ignored or unreported by most agencies, and even by the Iowa Daily Erosion Project. The webinar is part of a free series hosted by ILF through Adobe Connect. Cruse is part of research efforts more clearly identifying soil erosion that occurs in ephemeral gullies – the small gullies formed by water runoff typically tilled shut by farm operations. Many fields are scarred by gullies that channel soil and chemicals into streams, which are not accounted for in Iowa State’s erosion estimates or those typical of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Rick Cruse is a professor of agronomy at Iowa State and director of the Iowa Water Center.  His research focus is on soil management and soil erosion processes. He is co-leading the expansion of the Iowa Daily Erosion Project to states adjoining Iowa and has been actively involved with multiple soil erosion studies in China. Cruse also teaches a graduate level soil management class at Iowa State. To connect to the webinar, go to https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/ ilf/ at 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the webinar and log in using the guest option. A computer with Internet access is all that is needed to participate.

Several new hog feeding operations planned BURLINGTON (AP) — The number of hog feeding businesses in southeast Iowa could grow quickly if Des Moines County officials approve all the proposed projects. County officials are considering five different proposals to build animal feeding operations that could hold up to 2,500 hogs, the Burlington Hawk Eye reported. The county is already home to 24 confined animal feeding operations. Jeff Prier, of the state Department of Natural Resources, said Des Moines County likely has room for more hog-feeding operations. “Des Moines County is not very hog dense,” Prier said. An Iowa company called Agri-Way Partners is behind three of the five proposed hog feeding operations. Company spokesman Mark Wilkerson said the firm is owned by 22 poultry farms near Wayland. One of the major players in the growth of hog-feeding businesses is Cargill, which is one of the largest pork producers. The company has hog-processing facilities near Ottumwa, Iowa, and Beardstown, Ill., and the company is developing more of its own hog-feeding operations. Cargill spokesman Michael Martin said pork production needs to be expanded because of the porcine virus that has killed several million hogs. And right now, demand for bacon and other pork products is high.

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Cardinal athletes manage wind at Osky Relays By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor OSKALOOSA — Almost perfect conditions allowed Newton track athletes to compete well at Saturday’s 87th Osky Relays in Oskaloosa. Newton’s boys and girls entered a limited number of athletes in the competition. In the Class A Division, Newton’s boys scored 45 points for sixth Williams place and the girls were sixth with 34 points. It was windy on Saturday, but Jarom Williams and Deonne Harris weren’t knocked off their strides for the Cardinal boys. Williams captured the gold medal in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 8 1/4 inches. Harris cruised over the 110-meter high hurdles for a winning time of 15.37 seconds. Jacob Thomas cut through the wind running the distance races for Newton. Thomas was second in the 1,600-me-

ter run in 4 minutes, 54.35 seconds and second in the 800-meter race in 2:10.32. “The wind was definitely a factor for times, but the boys still competed well at the meet. The runThomas ners did a great job representing Newton,” said Tom Bartello, Newton boys’ head coach. “We competed fairly well for missing half of our team and the windy conditions. Several girls had season or personal best performances. It is great to see their hard work continue to pay off,” Newton girls’ head coach Rachel Tomas said. The Cardinal girls’ top performances were two third-place finishes. Sydney Jenkins placed third in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.81. Kacy Cazett, Fran Lucas, Jenkins and Grace Coen combined to place third in the 800-meter sprint medley relay race in 2:00.57. Newton’s teams host an invitational meet for boys and girls Thursday at

H.A.Lynn Stadium. Field events begin at 4:30 p.m. Newton’s boys finished second in the 4x110-meter shuttle hurdle race in 1:06.27. Team members were Williams, Cazett Jake Bennett, Levi Michener and J.T. Thongvanh. Williams finished sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.45 and Thongvanh was 12th in 26 seconds. Bennett placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.59. Earl Kimmel was 10th in the 100-meter dash in 13.31 seconds. Newton’s girls had five fourth-place finishes. Madison Bagnall placed fourth in the shot put, 31’2 1/2”, and in the discus, 90’ 21/4”. Kelly Klingensmith was 10th in the shot put at 22’ 61/2” and ninth in the discus, 66’9 1/2”. Sarah Prendergast took eighth in the long jump with a leap of 11’10”. The Cardinal 4x800-meter relay team of Brooklynn Maddison, Prendergast, Kaelee Knoll and Annie Hurt was fourth

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in 11:54.68. Prendergast, Knoll and Hurt combined with MariAnna Ulrey to finish fourth in the 4x400-meter relay race in 5:18. Cazett, Emma Meyer, Fran Lucas and Bailey Lucas Zaruba posted a fourth-place time of 54.15 seconds in the 4x100-meter relay race. Cazett placed eighth in the 100-meter dash in 14.98 and Meyer was ninth in 15.14 seconds. In the 100-meter high hurdles, Zaruba was sixth in 19.01 seconds and Lucas ended up seventh in 20.28 seconds. Molly Davros ran eighth in the 200-meter dash in 31.03 seconds and Jenkins was ninth in 31.49 seconds. Davros, Meyer, Prendergast and Knoll combined for sixth place in 5:18.40 in the distance medley relay race. Ulrey finished eighth in the 800-meter run in 3:15.07. In the 1,500-meter race, Maddison placed eighth in 6:40.10 and Halie Doland was ninth in 6:45.06.

Top Hawkeye coaches to speak at Jasper County I-Club Spring Banquet NEWTON — University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery, wrestling coach Tom Brands, women’s basketball associate head coach Jen Jensen and men’s basketball assistant coach Andrew Francis will be the featured speakers at the annual Jasper County I-Club Spring Banquet Thursday, April 24, in Newton. Gary Dolphin, voice of the Hawkeyes, will serve as emcee for the evening. The event will be at the Iowa Speedway’s Newton Club, starting with a social at 5:30 p.m. All Hawkeye fans are invited to attend and meet the Iowa coaches, as well as other athletic staff. For ticket information, call Dan Ellis at (641) 792-2999. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, April 18. Visit www.jointheiclub.com for more information on the national I-Club or other spring banquet locations.

Registration deadline for Newton adult softball leagues is Thursday

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News A hit by Newton’s Zakk Weatherly (right) knocks the ball out of an opponent’s grasp in the rugby team’s season opener at home, April 4. Newton’s rugby team went 1-1 Friday at Southeast Warren in Lacona. Newton suffered its first loss of the young season, 21-7 to Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, then bounced back to defeat host Southeast Warren, 42-21. The Cardinal ruggers are 3-1 on the season. Newton returns to Southeast Warren this Friday to play Clarke and Winterset. No details on the games were available.

NEWTON — Adult softball registration forms are now available through the City of Newton’s Parks and Grounds Division. All registration forms are due Thursday, April 17. For more information about the leagues, visit the park office at 3000 N 4th Ave E or www.newtongov.org/softball. To stay updated to all on park activities, be sure to like the park’s Facebook page at www. facebook.com/newtonparks.

Teams set: a look at the NBA playoff picture By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with two days remaining in the regular season and all 16 teams that will head to the postseason this weekend now having clinched their spots: East Update It’s coming into focus. Slowly. Indiana will be the No. 1 seed, wrapping that up when Miami lost at Washington. So the Heat are the No. 2 seed, and Atlanta will play the Pacers starting this weekend. Everything else? Who knows. Toronto and Chicago will take the race for No. 3 down to the final day; the Raptors need a win or a Bulls loss to get that spot, with No. 4 going to the other club. Brooklyn can wrap up No. 5 with a win Tuesday. Washington has a chance at fifth, yet could finish No. 7. And Charlotte got a buzzer-beater win at Atlanta to keep its chance at finishing No. 6 — and avoiding Miami — alive.

West Update Memphis grabbed the final available playoff spot by winning in Phoenix on Monday night, a tremendous game that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. The loss eliminated the Suns, who were one of the feel-good stories in the league all season. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City still hasn’t clinched the No. 2 seed; the Thunder lost at New Orleans, extending the Los Angeles Clippers’ slim hopes of finishing second alive for at least another day. So just like in the East, all that’s left to decide are some seedings. Fifth-seeded Portland will open at fourth-seeded Houston in the West quarterfinals; after that, just about everything will have to be decided after Wednesday’s slate of finales. Houston clinched No. 4 by beating San Antonio — which will be the top seed — on Monday night. Golden State locked up No. 6 by topping Minnesota. Tuesday’s Games New York at Brooklyn: Nets playing for No. 5 seed. Knicks lead weird season series 2-1: New York has won by 30 and 29, Brooklyn by 23.

Denver at L.A. Clippers: Long shot, sure. But if the Clippers win here, and beat Portland, and OKC loses its finale to Detroit, Doc Rivers’ club gets No. 2. Current Bracket First-round matchups if the season ended Monday... East: Indiana-Atlanta, Miami-Charlotte, Toronto-Washington, Chicago-Brooklyn. West: San Antonio-Memphis, Oklahoma CityDallas, L.A. Clippers-Golden State, HoustonPortland. Note of the Day Mike Miller loves this time of year. Including his season-high 21-point effort in Memphis’ big win Monday, he now has a total of four 20-point games in the last three seasons. They’ve all come in April or June. Quote of the Day “We were able to play everybody — no injuries — and we got a good sweat out of it.” — San Antonio’s Tony Parker, as his team tuned up for the playoffs in a loss to Houston.


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Chase Elliott continues wowing NASCAR; winning back-to-back DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — ChaseElliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories. Elliott acknowledged he was still in shock over his first series win at Texas Motor Speedway when he doubled up at Darlington Raceway, coming from back in the pack the final two laps on Friday night for a second consecutive triumph. “Me telling you guys that last week, I still can’t believe that, I’m not lying to you,” Elliott told The Associated Press on Saturday. “Last week was really a dream come true. To come out of Texas with the win was unbelievable. I’m still not sure I completely believe that, much less to come out with a win at Darlington, that’s crazy. I don’t know what to think.” Elliott certainly has the pedigree to succeed at NASCAR as the son of Sprint Cup great Bill Elliott. Yet, Chase was never pushed into the sport by his father, growing to love it as he watched Bill Elliott compete toward the tail

NASCAR photo Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates after winning his second straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Elliott won at Darlington over the weekend. Elliott will compete twice in Nationawide Series races at Iowa Speedway, May 18 and Aug. 2.

end of a stellar career. “It was never forced upon me by any means,” Elliott said of his dad. “He pushed me to be the best I could be because that was my decision. He’s not

one of those dads that force you to do something because they want you to do it.” Apparently, the younger Elliott does that really well. He outran Kevin Har-

vick last week at Texas, then moved past veterans Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Elliott Sadler after a late restart to win at Darlington in his first time at the track. Elliott has the points lead (by 7 over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith) and can’t wait to relocate from his Dawsonville, Ga., home to the team’s race shop in Mooresville, N.C., once he graduates high school next month. “I think about racing nonstop, whether I’m at school or over at the race track, it really doesn’t matter,” ChaseElliott said. So while friends and classmates discuss cut days, vacations and college plans, Elliott focuses on the next race. Watching Chase compete in late model cars, Bill Elliott thought his son had the driving ability to succeed in the sport. It’s the mental makeup of handling the ups and downs that come with NASCAR Bill Elliott works to instill in Chase. “Here’s a roller-coaster and you’ve got to hang on for dear life and hopefully it ends up where you want it to be on top at the end of your career,” Bill

Elliott said. “For me, I’ve been very happy, but I know it’s a double-edged sword” of worrying about your child. Chase Elliott wasn’t the only young Nationwide driver wowing the circuit. Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old driver who won last month at Auto Club Speedway in California, started from the back of the field, yet was second to Busch late in the race before the final restart. At one point earlier in the race, Elliott and Larson were side by side, bumping and grinding against each other through Darlington’s misshapen corners and tight straightaways. It looked as though both young guys would find the wall — and the garage. “I thought our night was 100 percent finished,” Elliott said. “I thought both of us were getting ready to pile it up pretty good.” Instead, the two straightened things out to make it to the end — perhaps one of the earliest tangles the two young stars might have on NASCAR tracks across the country over the next couple of decades.

Eagle girls win Class B title at Osky Relays; boys finish third By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor OSKALOOSA — Pella Christian’s girls captured the Class B Division title at Saturday’s 87th Osky Relays at Oskaloosa. The Eagle boys landed in third place in the Class B boys’ competition. The Eagle track teams are at home today, hosting the PC Eagle coed invitational track meet. Pella Christian’s girls won four relay races as they piled up 153 points for the team championship. North Mahaska was second with 144 points. In the boys’ events, Pella Christian had two individual gold-medal winners to help score 83 points. Woodward Academy won the team title with 151 points and Saydel was second with 119 points. The Eagle girls also had two individual champions. Kathryn Van Tuyl and Laura Nicholson went 1-2 in the high jump, both clearing the bar at 4 feet, 8 inches. Miranda Nikkel won the shot put with a throw of 30 feet. Van Tuyl combined with Taylor Bolt, Morgan Anderson and Sarah Meyer to win the 4x200-meter relay race in 1 minutes, 59.94 seconds. Van Tuyl, Meyer, Leah Breon

and Christa Veenstra posted a winning time of 1:59.60 in the sprint medley relay race. In the 4x100-meter relay race, the foursome of Van Tuyl, Meyer, Bolt and Breon combined for the winning time of 54.31 seconds. Anderson, Sydney Faber, Cara Theune and Veenstra took the 4x400-meter relay gold medal in 4:43.74. Pella Christian’s girls placed second in the 4x800meter relay race in 11:15.46. Courtney Nikkel, Theune, Alyssa Starkey and Marina Shannon teamed up for that event. In the distance medley relay race, Bolt, Faber, Theune and Shannon posted a second-place time of 5:02.65. Breon and Meyer ran second and third in 14.32 seconds and 14.35 seconds, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Breon was second in the 200-meter dash in 28.71 seconds and Anderson placed fifth in 30.88 seconds. Veenstra posted a secondplace time of 1:04.42 in the 400-meter dash, and Alec Breon was fifth at 1:15.89. Claiming second in the 800-meter run was Starkey in 2:45.33 and C. Nikkel was sixth in 2:59.10. Shannon ran second in the 1,500-meter race in 5:52.36 and Starkey placed third in

6:02.74. Abby Van Soelen took third in the 3,000-meter run in 13:57.01. Nicholson finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 11’10”. Calise Gritters placed eighth in the shot put, 22’11”, and 10th in the discus, 61’6”. FOR THE EAGLE BOYS, Joel Larson was the long jump champion with a leap of 19’2 1/2” and Levi Jungling was fourth in the event at 16’10”. Max Shannon won the 400- meter dash in 52.62 seconds and Jungling was seventh in 56.93. Jake Lensing posted a second-place time of 10:46.06 in the 3,200-meter race, just ahead of Grant Dunsbergen in third at 11:25. Shannon was fourth in the 800-meter race in 2:23.15. Zach Van Zee ran third in the 100-meter dash in 12.68 seconds and Dillon Branderhorst was fourth in 12.81 seconds. Branderhorst, Jungling, Miles Wichhart and Van Zee combined for the silver medal in the 4x200-meter relay race in 1:38.71. The same foursome placed second in the 4x100-meter relay race in 46.43 seconds. Eddie Pringle cleared the high jump bar at 5’6” for third place. Pringle teamed with Joel Larson, Colin Straves and Sam Frederickson for

PCM girls finish third at Eddyville, look ahead to Drake Relays By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer EDDYVILLE — At the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont varsity track meet Thursday, Prairie City-Monroe’s girls were out to prove something, and they did. The Class 2A Mustangs took third, placing only behind Class 3A Grinnell and Oskloosa. Mustang head coach Bridget Martin said the team was happy with the results of Thursday’s meet. “We continue to be impressed with our field event performances. We are a very well rounded team this year which is going to help us be very successful in scoring points.” The Mustangs placed first in four events at Eddyville. Gold medals went to the 4x200-meter relay team of Jayci Vos, Mackenzie Clarke, Ashley Van Gorp and Lexi Kain in 1 minute, 49.63 seconds; 4x400 relay team of Van Gorp, Courtney Van Houweling, Emily Hugen and

Katie Vande Wall with a time of 4:24.04; the sprint medley team of Vos, Clarke, Kain and Rachel Staford; and the 4x800-meter team of Vande Wall, Rachel Freland, Staford and Rachel Peter. “We made tremendous improvements in our 4x200 and sprint medley relay, which is exactly what we were looking to do,” Martin said of Thursday’s meet. The PCM coach said the team has begun looking for possible qualifying opportunities for the Drake Relays. In the discus, Abbi Gilson placed second with a throw of 111 feet, 6 1/2 inches and Grace Telfer placed sixth with a throw of 90’8”. Gilson had a second-place throw of 34’9” in the shot put with Telfer taking fourth place at 33’6”. Mustang runner Clarke placed third in the 100-meter dash with 13.52 seconds. In the 200-meter dash Rachel Gulling finished third in 28.75 seconds. Two Mustangs were in the top six in the 400-meter dash, with Van

Houweling in third in 64.92 seconds and Freland in sixth in 74.76 seconds. In the shuttle hurdle relay, the team of Gulling, Gilson,Vos and Kain finished third in 72.01 seconds. In the 4x100-meter relay the team of Hugen, Kayla Jennings, Tatum Schnug and Gilson was fourth in 56.68 seconds. In the long jump, Van Gorp took fourth with a jump of 14’7 3/4” and Freland placed fifth at 14’ 5 1/2”. The Mustang distance medley team of Taylor Burns, Sierra Littrell, Morgan Novak and Mallery Downey placed fifth in 5:49.59. Peter placed fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:42.75. Gulling placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.06 seconds. In the 400-meter hurdles, Jennings placed fifth in 78.56 seconds and Schnug placed sixth 79.52 seconds. Downey placed sixth in the 3000-meter run in 15:30.82. In the high jump, Rachel Stafford placed fifth, clearing the bar at 4’6”.

fifth place in the 4x400-meter relay race in 4:12.08. Frederickson, Joel Larson, Cody Gritters and Caleb Attema combined for a sixth-place time of 4:35.58 in the distance medley relay. Van Zee was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 24.90 seconds and Wichhart finished seventh in 26.56. David Dykstra ran fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles in 19.75 seconds

and seventh in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.68. Dunsbergen placed seventh in the 1,600-meter run in 5:28.05 and Attema was 12th in 6:13. David Kacmarynski finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 36’2” and Matthew Vermeer took 12th at 28’5 1/2”. Nate Haveman placed ninth in the discus, 92’3”, and Caleb Roose was 10th, 85’8 1/2”.

Major League Baseball Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times CDT By The Associated Press American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 7 6 .538 — Toronto 7 6 .538 — Tampa Bay 7 7 .500 ½ Baltimore 6 7 .462 1 Boston 5 8 .385 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 6 4 .600 — Chicago 7 6 .538 ½ Minnesota 6 6 .500 1 Cleveland 6 7 .462 1½ Kansas City 4 7 .364 2½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 9 4 .692 — Seattle 7 5 .583 1½ Los Angeles 6 7 .462 3 Texas 6 7 .462 3 Houston 5 8 .385 4 Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 11, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Texas 1, Houston 0 L.A. Angels 14, N.Y. Mets 2 San Diego 5, Detroit 1 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Boston 2 Monday’s Games Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 1 Seattle 7, Texas 1 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-1) at Baltimore (Mi. Gonzalez 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 1-0) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-0), 6:08 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 0-0) at Texas (R.Ross 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Peavy 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 0-0) at Houston (Harrell 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Minnesota (Hughes 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Straily 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-0), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay (Price 2-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-1), 11:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 0-1) at Detroit (Smyly 1-0), 6:08 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-0) at Texas (Darvish 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Houston (Keuchel 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 1-2) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 1-0), 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 9 4 .692 — Washington 8 5 .615 1 New York 6 7 .462 3 Philadelphia 6 7 .462 3 Miami 5 9 .357 4½ Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 10 3 .769 — St. Louis 8 5 .615 2 Pittsburgh 6 6 .500 3½ Chicago 4 8 .333 5½ Cincinnati 4 8 .333 5½ West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 9 4 .692 — San Francisco 8 5 .615 1 San Diego 6 7 .462 3 Colorado 6 8 .429 3½ Arizona 4 12 .250 6½ Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Tampa Bay 4 Philadelphia 4, Miami 3 Atlanta 10, Washington 2 Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Angels 14, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings San Diego 5, Detroit 1 L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6 Monday’s Games Atlanta 9, Philadelphia 6 Washington 9, Miami 2 Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, susp., rain St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Arizona 3 San Diego 5, Colorado 4 Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 7, tie, 6 innings, comp. of susp. game, 4:30 p.m. Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 2-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-1) at Miami (Koehler 1-1), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 0-2) at Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Arizona (Arroyo 1-0), 8:40 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Diego (Erlin 1-0), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0) at San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-2) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-2), 11:35 a.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-0) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-0), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-2), 2:40 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 1-1) at Philadelphia (Burnett 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Roark 1-0) at Miami (Fernandez 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 0-2) at San Diego (Cashner 1-1), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Maholm 0-1) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-0), 9:15 p.m.


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Public Notices NOTICE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NEWTON, IOWA Notice is hereby given that the Newton City Council approved Schedule 14-3: Assessments for the Expenses of Nuisance Abatement has been filed with the Jasper County Treasurer under the authority of Iowa Code §364.12. The assessments may be paid in full or in part without interest within thirty days, and thereafter all unpaid special assessments bear interest at the rate specified by the council. All properties are located within the City of Newton, Iowa. Schedule 14-3. Deed/Contract Holder Brunsmann, Marty Parcel Number 0828353020 Address 411 W. 15 St. N. Total Amount Assessed $125.00 April 15 & 22 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HISAKO CHRISMORE, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036487 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Hisako Chrismore, Deceased, who died on or about March 26, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 4th day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of Hisako Chrismore, deceased, bearing date of the 4th day of December, 2013,* was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Tina Chrismore was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 4th day of April, 2014. Tina Chrismore Executor of estate 201 W. 103rd St. #6F New York, NY 10024 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Adam D. 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Anyone wishing to comment on or object to the proposed issuance of this permit must do so in writing within forty-five (45) days of the date shown at the top of this notice. All comments received will be considered in the final determination. If no objections are received within forty-five (45) days, the Department will issue a final permit. You may request the department hold a public hearing by submitting a written request stating specific reasons why a hearing should be held. Comments, objections, and request for hearings may be submitted online using the Wastewater Permit Information Exchange system at https://programs.iowadnr.gov/wwpie/. Comments, objections, and requests for hearings may also be addressed to the: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, NPDES Section, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319. Copies of the proposed permit and other information may be viewed on WWPIE at the web address noted above. This information is also on file and available for public inspection from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday at the above street address. In addition, copies of this information may be requested by calling Brandy Beavers at (515) 281-7813 or e-mail at brandy.beavers@dnr.iowa.gov. April 15 PUBLIC NOTICE OF STORM WATER DISCHARGE Manatts Inc. plans to submit a Notice of Intent to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to be covered under the NPDES General Permit No. 2 & No.3 The storm water discharge will be from Portable concrete batch plant located in SW1/4, Sec.15, T79N, R17W, Jasper Co. Storm water will be discharged from 1 point source(s) and will be discharged to the following streams: Unnamed waterway to North Skunk River. Comments may be submitted to the Storm Water Discharge Coordinator, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, 502 E. 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 503190034. 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Grinnell College Office of Dining Services Grinnell College is currently seeking motivated, well-organized and creative individuals to be part of our Dining Services team. These positions are 37.5 hours/week, 10-month positions located in our state of the art dining facility. DISH ROOM SUPERVISOR - The primary responsibility of the Dish Room Supervisor is to train, guide and direct the work of students in the dish room. Assist with the on-the-job training and direction of work for student’s with-in assigned areas. Must be able to effectively communicate with student, staff and others. Must also be knowledgeable and able to maintain Federal, State, and College Safety and Sanitation standards, as well as practice of good personal hygiene. STOCKROOM ASSISTANT - The Stockroom Assistant is responsible for receiving all deliveries, verify incoming items to ordered items, check all in-coming items for any damages, and report any discrepancies to the purchasing manager. Assure prompt storage of all incoming items and unused portions coming back to storage from meals. Assure security of storage areas. Send all verified invoices to purchasing manager promptly. Assist with on-the-job training and directing of student workers within assigned area. Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required. Must have good organizational skills, basic computer skills, and can work with minimal supervision. A valid driver’s license is required. ServSafe Certificate is preferred, but will provide training for certificate if necessary. All selected candidates will need to successfully complete a physical examination and physical assessment prior to the first day of work. Submit applications online by visiting our website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Questions about this position should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at jobs@grinnell.edu or (641) 269-4818. Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.

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Newton Village Health Care Center is excited to announce we are entering a new chapter in service expansion with the opening of our new 24 skilled nursing care center in late May! We are currently accepting applications for employees who enjoy interacting and caring for seniors in a Christian-based environment.

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ATLAS HYDRAULICS IS looking to add Full-Time, 2nd shift Manufacturing Positions. Starting wage $12.00 plus differential with competitive benefits including 401k and profit sharing. Please apply at 1801 N. 19th Ave E. Newton Iowa 50208. ATLAS HYDRAULICS is looking to hire a Night Shift Supervisor. Compensation commensurate with qualifications. Submit resume in person at 1801 N. 19th Ave. E. in Newton. HIRING FULL Time Drivers to haul the US Mail out of Des Moines, IA with a $500 SIGN ON BONUS! Pay is $19.24/hr plus $4.98 HWP. Yearly average is $52,000-$58,000 plus benefits. Excellent Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, life insurance, 401K, paid vacation, paid personal days, and paid holidays. If interested, please apply online at www.alanritchey.com EOE M/W/Vet/Disability LOOKING FOR help with morning milking and general farm work. Contact Da-min Dairy in Sully Iowa. 641-594-4425

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WANTED: 950R – 16.5 LT tire. 641-891-4550. WANTED: BLUE Print file cabnet. 641-792-9862. WANTED: SOMEONE to mow my lawn, in Newton, $20 per mowing. 630-9680868. WILL HAUL away running or non-running riding mowers, push mowers, snow blowers and garden tillers. Call 792-2416 WOULD LIKE to buy boat motor with tiller handle and short shaft, and electric start, at reasonable price. 641-521-8500.

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NEW LEATHER Brahma Boots, rugged, size 10 ½. $65. 787-0208. PATIO TABLE, brown with glass, counter high, with two cushioned stools. $150. 641-521-0626.

2 SINGLE beds, with frames, one with case headboard. $40 & $50. 787-0208. 2- 195/ 70R14 91T tire,under 500 miles, $90 each. 1ST 185/80 D-13 tire, 50 miles $50. 641-521-0573 or 641-792-8051. 20 TON Log Splitter, need motor $350. 8000 watt Generator, about 24 hour running. $550. 641-5263352. ALL-POWER GENERATOR, 8000 w-13HP, with electric starter, $1000 New, asking $400. 641521-2277. CAKE BAKING & Decorating Supplies, over 75 pieces, including rectangular, round, heart-shaped and character pans, separator plates, cake boards; Van Horn-Hayward 6 pc. Acrylic cake stands & floral towers; pattern press set; misc. supplies & decorations. Total value over $425. Will sell for $200 firm. Call 792-7857 to view.

2005 HARLEY Road King, 46,000 miles, black and chrome, lots of extras. $10,000 or OBO. 641-2755188.

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

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PET BUNNIES, to a very good home, loving no kill homes, to pet and love. 641-521-8500. PICKUP FULL Vision unicover 68” X 80”. Good condition make offer. 641-7927923 or 641-831-9072. SUNQUEST TANNING Bed, model Pro 205, have manual and papers with it. $250 call after 3:00. 641275-5515. COMFORT AIR Dehumidifier, works good. Automatic. $70. 787-0208 DALE EARNHARDT Jr. 1:64 Collectible Cars $15 each. 515-313-7803. FULL SIZE Oil Paining, Seascape by Lee Burr, 40x30 inches. $600.00. 787-0208 METATARSAL WORK Boots, size 10m, only worn twice $50. 641-275-5188. MUSCLE AND Fitness Magazines, in top shape, from 2012 & 2013. $3 a piece or $30 for all. 7870208. NEW CORNER Cabinet with roll around shelves. $35. 641-792-8147. SET OF China, from the 70's, a dozen glasses, 12 days of Christmas, old small motorcycle license plates, portable organ, weight set with metal weights. 641-625-4223. SIG SAVER P232 .380 cal., two clips, trigger lock, carry case, and nite sights. $500 Firm. Must have current permit to buy or concealed carry permit. 7929613. PORTABLE BLACK Dog Cage $50 Firm. Red Folding Walker on wheels $100 Firm. 1-641-831-5339. POWER WHEEL Chair Pronto M51 Sure Step by Invacare $500, OBO, or Trade. 792-7345.

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 SOLID WOOD Dinning Table, with 2 leaves and 4 matching chairs. $100. 412-496-3665. TEXT SPORT Metal Frame Cot, 24” X 72” good shape. 787-0208. TONY LAMA Cowboy Boots, size 9, black, like new $80 or OBO. 641-2755188. TWO FOUR Wheel Handicap Scooters that go forward only. Have been modified and are not street legal. Reduced price $75 for both. 641-521-1171. VINTAGE SHEET music. “Oh Promise Me”, with piano accompaniment, 1934; “Hello, Dolly” 1963, $3. “Oklahoma” for organ and spinet organ, 1963, $2. and Lawrence Welk's “Accordion Hit Parade” 1943 book, 17 songs, $3. 641791-2220. WALTHER BB Pistol, COZ style,works well, comes with box of COZ Cartridges $65. 641-275-0290.

ANTIQUE CORN Planter, 2 row, horse drawn. 641526-3352 or 641-5213448. EMPLOYMENT

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Firefighter/EMT City of Newton The City of Newton is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. Requirement to apply: Iowa EMT-Basic Certification or Nationally Registered EMT-Basic. Firefighter I and EMT-Paramedic preferred. The department will require Paramedic (EMT-P) and Haz Mat Technician level certification within two years of appointment. The hiring process may include, but is not limited to, a written exam, physical ability test, an oral interview and a background investigation. 8 mile residency requirement. Excellent pay and benefit package! Application packets are available at:

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing preventative tool repair, andtrouble participating in small maintenance projects.work, Knowledge maintenance, shooting, projects, team light grounds small oftool hydraulics, pneumatics, power systems, PLCs, three phase repair, and participating in maintenance team welding, projects. Knowledge and motors,pneumatics, and paint systems is helpful. Working elevation of DC hydraulics, power systems, PLCs, welding,at three phaseis sometimes required.and paint systems is helpful. Working at elevation is and DC motors, Benefi ts include: sometimes required. • 401(k) Retirement Plan Benefi ts include: 401(k) Bonus Retirement Plan • • Service Service Pay Bonus • • Vacation Pay • • 9 Vacation Paid Holidays 9 PaidInsurance Holidays • • Health HealthInsurance Insurance • • Dental Dental Insurance • • Life Insurance Life&Insurance • • Safe Clean Environment Safein& Clean Environment Please•apply between the hours of 7:30 3:30and p.m., Monday Please apply inperson person between the hours ofa.m. 7:30anda.m. 3:30 p.m., Please apply in person the hours ofof7:30 a.m. p.m., through Friday, at 820 Industrial (south side the street), Grinnell, Monday through Friday, between at 820Ave Industrial Ave (south sideand of 3:30 the street), Friday, at 820 Industrial Ave (south side of the street), orMonday send resume to eugenev@jeld-wen.com. Grinnell. Athrough high school diploma or its equivalent is required. A diploma high school or its equivalent is required. A Grinnell. high school or itsdiploma equivalent is required.

2002 CHEVROLET S-10 4 WD 4 door Pick-up with tool box, 160,00 miles, 4 new tires, electric windows, runs great. $6,000. 641521-0781.

Make more than a living, Make a difference! Newton Village Independent and Assisted Senior Housing is now taking applications to fill a rewarding position working with Seniors as a Dietary Aide.

WENDELL MOHR original watercolor “Boiler Room”. Won Grumbacher Gold Award at Annual Watercolor Show in Panama City, FL in 1998. Framed painting is approximately 29” X 37”. Asking $2000. 321426-9128. SIGMA FLAT Top Guitar, DM-38, lower end Martin Hard shell case $100. Millwaukee heavy duty saws, all $20. 5 Drawer heavy duty file cabinet $15. 641275-8030. ROUND, WOOD dining room table, top shape. $75.00. 787-0208. STEEL PIPE, cable, rod, angle & channel iron. Concrete planters. Alum Clad Camper door 32” x 75 5/8”. Steel mail box post $15. A few antiques, old jars, jugs, lightning rod, hand saws, scythe, clothes, wringer. 641-793-2955.

SUPERTORO BLOWER / VAC , electric, works good. $ 55. 787-0208

1999 DODGE Ram Sport, strong engine, weak tranny, goes forward fine, no reverse gear. $1200 or OBO. 641-840-1149 or 515-991-9125.

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1 & 2 bdrm units in Newton & Monroe! Priced $450-$600 $200 Security Deposits Pet Friendly (some restrictions) W/D Hookups Central Air Dishwasher Private covered Patio or Balcony with storage Laundry Facility onsite

2 OLD Pellet Guns, Sears brand, both need cleaned, model # 126102940 $35, model # 12619300 $45 or 2 @ $70. Piano Bench with storage, 24” tall x 24” long x 13” D, upholstered top, Wurlitzer Brand, like new, $20. Small speckled crock, Roseville, Ohio on bottom $10. 1-641-275-7600.

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1980 KZ 250, under 5,000 miles, super clean, clean title. $650. 515-250-4823.

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792 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, $12,000. Call 641-7924935

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

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332 67 MUSTANG Convertible Project, lots of new parts, have title. $5000. 641526-3352.

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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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

2003 FORD Taurus SES, 3L, 6 cylinder, newer brakes, monster cylinder starter, dependable work or school car, 230,000 miles. $1300 cash only. 641-227-3078.

2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825

2009 Chevy Malibu LS 4d Gray, 89,600 miles. Great condition, very clean, Wellmaintained. Moving, must sell. $8,750. 641.521.6092.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It sometimes takes a moment of doubt or the fear of losing someone to help us understand what we have in another person. The point is cosmically illustrated in the moment the full moon in Libra disappears in a shadow. The total lunar eclipse helps us understand the opportunity in our love lives and close partnerships that has been there all along. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 15). You’re duty-bound to overcome whatever stopped you from achieving last year’s goal. You will succeed, provided you refuse to give up. Family supports a dream venture in May. June brings romantic excitement. Singles spark with new types; couples adventure together. Your popularity spikes in July and August. Leo and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 28, 15, 39 and 26. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Streamlining your life doesn’t have to be a painful process, and you have a shining incentive for lightening your load.

You feel absolutely ready to lose what you’ll never miss. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It isn’t necessary to categorize each thought you have as either true or false. There’s much that can’t be known. However, discerning between helpful and not helpful thoughts will enhance your well-being. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Whatever the source of your greatest indecision may be, today you will feel clearer on the subject. You may even be ready to make a choice. Rest assured, you can always change your mind later if you want to. CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you have the feeling that there won’t be a perfect or right moment, you’re correct. So just begin now and proceed. Tonight you’ll laugh with someone very dear to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A proverb suggests that whenever you point your finger at someone, there are three pointing back at

you. Today, you’ll need to be even more careful than usual in how you describe and discuss others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will realize the benefit in something you once considered to be a mistake. Given the choice, maybe you wouldn’t repeat it, but you’ll be glad for how everything worked out. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll feel inventive, and it will be fun for you to dream up ideas and ponder the different ways that you might make them happen. Tonight your knack for special relations will be useful. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A bit of skepticism will prove healthy. You don’t always have to agree with your own thoughts. Just because it’s running through your head doesn’t make it yours. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll do the right thing at the right time, which sometimes happens to be the wrong thing. You’ll commit to

fun and folly while you have the chance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you are well aware of the risks involved in a situation, you prefer to be around the optimistic people who don’t mention the dangers at every turn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). You’re mighty influential today, and the best way to apply this superpower is to convince yourself to do what’s good for you. Once you convince yourself, it won’t matter to you who else is convinced. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You were given the power of great personal drive for a reason, and you’ll use it well. To do what it takes to make your plans happen more or less the way you imagine them is an act of love and self-respect. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM

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