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OBITUARIES Robert Broeffle, 83 Eugene H. Haack, 83 Iva Mae Hummel, 84 Margaret L. Smith, 82 INSIDE TODAY

By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer The Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office has charged a Newburg man with arson after he allegedly set his parent’s mobile home on fire. A 911 call shortly before noon Sunday reported a mobile home was on fire at 15208 Palmer Ave. in Newburg. The caller said the homeowner’s son had set it afire and fled on foot. Law enforcement officers

from the Iowa State Patrol, Jasper, Poweshiek and Marshall counties, and the Monroe K-9 unit searched for Matthew L. Barnes, 24, for four and a half hours before he was located on a gravel road in Poweshiek County, two and a half miles from the scene of the fire. He was already wanted in conjunction with a domestic assault that occurred at that address the night before. FIRE See Page 5A

Mike Mendenhall/Daily News Grinnell firefighters search for hotspots during the aftermath of a mobile home fire in Newburg on Sunday morning. Matthew L. Barnes, 24, of Newburg, the son of the homeowner, has been charged with seconddegree arson.


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Halferty to present quarterly report, reserve deputies list to supervisors By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer


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Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty will present his office’s quarterly report for approval to the Jasper County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting, which will also serve as the board’s last meeting for April. In January, Halferty’s office collected $52,442.59 and disbursed $43,430.39. For February, the office collected $60,547.24 and disbursed $64,645.35 and in March, the office collected $46,117.94 and disbursed $38,459.53. As of March 14, the office has a fund balance of $23,052.68 according to Halferty’s report. Halferty also will ask the board to appoint several reserve deputies: Jacob Halferty; Carrie Jo Stilley; Ryan Eaton; Rick Nichols; Rodney Eilander; Steven Buchmeier and Alan Shea. If approved, all of the reserve deputies’ appointments would expire on Dec. 31, 2016. Last week, during the public comments portion of the meeting, Pat Tomlonovic asked for consideration to be placed on this week’s agenda to have a driveway built to access his fields.

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Zach Johnson/Daily News Area residents follow Caleb Pline of Newton during the annual Cross Walk on Good Friday. The Cross Walk included stops at several downtown churches — including First Presbyterian, United Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Congregational United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, First Lutheran and St. Stephen’s Episcopal — and featured prayer, scripture readings and music led by various church members at each stop. To see additional photos, visit

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Matthew A. McNeer, 29, of Newton has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Steven Petro after an autopsy report indicated Petro had a high level of methamphetamine in his system when he suffered from a circulatory collapse. Newton police responded to a report of an unresponsive male, identified as Petro, at 3:55 a.m. Feb. 5 at

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Mike Mendenhall/Daily News Sophia Robesen, 2, of Newton spots a surprise left by the Easter Bunny during a community Easter egg hunt Saturday at Newton Health Care Center. This was the Robesen’s first Easter egg hunt. See more photos of weekend Easter egg hunts — including those at the Newton YMCA and Family Video — on pages 2A and 5A.

Mike Mendenhall/Daily News Left: World War II veterans Bob Thorson, Dave Young and Bob Wickett eat cake and ice cream with Leah Rucker Main, daughter of 1930-33 Newton VFW Post 1655 Commander Lee Rucker, during the post’s 85th birthday celebration Saturday. The post celebrated with an all-day event featuring a historical display from the post’s past and ice cream and cake social. Below: Newton VFW Post 1655 Commander Tony Beck stands next to a display of every official uniform sanctioned by the post in its 85-year history.

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213 W. Third St. S. in Newton. During an investigation, authorities determined McNeer allegedly provided meth to Petro shortly before his body was found, according to a news release from the Newton Police Department. Petro was treated at a Des Moines area hospital but died the day after he was found. Police concluded the investigation Wednesday, and McNeer was charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of less than five grams of meth with intent to deliver.

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Newton Rotary Club to meet Tuesday

Monday, April 21, 2014

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The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the DMACC Newton Campus upstairs banquet room. Anyone interested in attending Rotary meetings and learning more about the Newton Rotary Club is welcome. For more information or to make reservations for lunch, call Patrick Hatting at 1-800-347-0467 or Brendan Lamont at (641) 792-5252.

Newton Noon Kiwanis to meet Wednesday The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton, for lunch and a program by the Pella Tulip Queen and her Court. Anyone interested in the program or in learning more about Kiwanis is welcome to be a guest for lunch. For more information or to make your reservation for lunch, call Carol Jones at (641) 521-1747. Visit www. to learn more about the service club.

Submitted Photos Family Video hosted an Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, with several local children participating. The business also had coloring sheets for children and a drawing for adults for the chance to win one of two $5 gift cards.

Kellogg Lions Club pancake breakfast May 3 The May 3 pancake breakfast will be served by the Kellogg Lions Club from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Amboy Grange Hall. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausages, fruit juices, milk and/or coffee for a donation. Profits from the meal will go toward local Lions Club projects.

Blood drive set for May 10 in Monroe A blood drive is planned for 7:15 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the United Methodist Church, 407 N. Monroe in Monroe. Eligible blood donors must be at least 16 years old, should weigh at least 120 pounds and should be in general good health. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-287-4903 or visit

Semi Annual Scholarship Supper Friday, April 25 • 5:30-7:30pm

National Day of Prayer Breakfast set for May 1 A number of area churches are sponsoring the Newton National Day of Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the DMACC Conference Center. Tickets are $5 and are available at the sponsoring church-

es, at Choices Book Store and Bridgehouse Coffee. Current sponsoring churches include Newton First Assembly of God, Christian Reformed Church, Community Heights, Foursquare Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, St. Stephen’s Episco-

Free meal, program for veterans May 6; RSVP by April 30 Jasper County Veterans Affairs and Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory will

thank local veterans by hosting a free meal and program at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the

Advance tickets $10.00 12 & under $5.00 Serving Country Style Pork Ribs by Bob Howe & Crew, kettle baked beans, potato salad, relish tray & coffee.

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American Legion Post 111 in Newton. The program will be on the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Me-

ter. Veterans and their spouses and children are welcome. Space is limited. RSVP by April 30 by calling 1-877-787-9911.

Jasper Co. Veterans Affairs and Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory want to say “Thank You” to all Jasper Co. Veterans with a FREE meal and program

Tuesday, May 6th at 5:30pm at the American Legion Post III in Newton Featured speaker from Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

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Newton Health Care Center will be having their annual “TOPLESS” car wash!

pal Church, United Presbyterian Church and Newton Church of The Way. For more information on how to get involved, call (641) 8313029, visit newtonprays or email


Volunteer Appreciation Open House for Salvation Army volunteers Tuesday, April 22nd 4:30 pm -6:30 pm at The Salvation Army (301 N. 2nd Ave E. in Newton) All volunteers welcome. Come receive our thanks and enjoy some refreshments!

Happy 80th Birthday Juanita Shuey Love, Your Family

Cards and memories can be sent to Juanita at 1205 W. 7th St. S. Newton, IA 50208

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Space is limited so please RSVP to Wallace Family Funeral Home & Crematory at 1-877-787-9911 Invitation is open to veterans and their spouse or children. Veterans who RSVP will be entered for a door prize.

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Margaret L. Smith April 17, 2014 Margaret L. Smith, 82, of Colfax passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Park Centre in Newton. Private graveside funeral services will be held at the Colfax Cemetery. Per Margaret’s request, there will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and condolences may be left for the family at The daughter of Isaiah and Ada Myra

(Miller) Hunter, Margaret was born on July 12, 1931, in Colfax. On Aug. 10, 1947, she was united in marriage to Norman Edward Smith in Colfax. Margaret worked at the Monroe Table for several years. She also worked in the kitchen at Bob

Eugene Harold Haack April 16, 2014 Eugene Harold Haack, 83, of Colfax died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home.

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& Frankie’s in Mitchellville. Margaret loved animals especially her cats and pet duck. Those left to honor her memory include her children, Glenna ( Jim) Penny of Newton and Christopher Smith of Colfax; three grandchildren, Justin Jenkins, Christopher Smith and Laci Smith; three great grandchildren; a sisterin-law, Mary Hunter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Norman in 1999, and three brothers, Wilbur “Web” Hunter, Donald Hunter and Darrold “Yea” Hunter.

Bob was married to Margaret Briggs on Sept. 9, 1989. He then moved to Newton, where he lived out his life. Bob was a man who loved the Lord and enjoyed talking to anyone who would discuss biblical truths with him. He always looked forward to moving on to his new home in heaven. He was a member of Grace Church in Newton and loved to attend as long as he was able. Bob was an artist and created beautiful handcarved decorative duck decoys. He spent many hours in his basement workshop enjoying his hobby. Many people have enjoyed his art-

Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

March 31, 2014 Iva Mae Hummel, 84, formerly of Newton, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home in South Hutchinson, Kan. A time of remembrances services for Iva Mae and her husband Cliff will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Domestic Violence Discussion Group 5:30 to 7 p.m. (800) 779-3512 Alcoholics Anonymous 8 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church


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work. Bob is survived by his wife, Margaret; his three sons, Steve (Laura) of Oswego, Ill., and Tim and David of Des Moines; three step-children, Shellie (Craig) Benson of Ankeny, Rick Alan ( Juliet) Briggs of Rapid City, S.D., and Mary (Bob) Bailey of Washington, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Megan, Emily, Katherine, Erin, Mark, Randy, Raven, Lauren and Dana (Rusty); two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Allison; a sister, Jane (Mike) Ette of Center Point, Iowa; a brother, Bruce Broeffle of Minneapolis, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law, Shirley (Don) Huffaker of Baxter and Karen (Bill) Allsup of Bondurant. The Cremation Society of Iowa is in charge of the cremation. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Grace Church, 1620 N. 11th Ave. E. in Newton. Pastor Dan Hayton will lead the service.

Newton Police Department • Kelly J. Culp, 50, of Newton was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities stopped her at 12:20 a.m. Thursday in the 700 block of East 12th Street Place South for having an inoperable brake light. Culp consented to a search of the vehicle, and police found .9 gram of marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe in her purse. She was charged and released to appear in court. • Steven E. Daniel, 42, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of First Avenue East after recognizing him as driving with a suspended license. He was charged and released to appear in court. • Ashley J. Schuler, 25, of Newton,turned herself in at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Newton Police Department on a Jasper County warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving while license suspended charge. She 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.

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Robert Broeffle, 83, passed away April 16, 2014, at Careage of Newton. He was born April 28, 1930, in Mingo, Iowa, the son of Myron L. and Mildred M. (Baldwin) Broeffle. He graduated from Mitchellville High School. After school, he joined the Army and served two months in the States as a cook. After this, he moved to Audubon, Iowa, and farmed south of Coon Rapids, while also working at Southside Welding in Audubon. In 1969, he moved to Mitchellville and started working as a welder for the Monroe Table Company in Colfax. He worked there nine and a half years. At this time, Bob moved to Jefferson and worked for AMF for 13 years.  Following this, he returned to the Monroe Table Company in Colfax, where he was then living. He worked there for seven more years until he retired.

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Farmington is on the air Little known fact: Van Buren County’s only radio station is tucked away in the scenic valley that holds Farmington. Searching your FM and AM dial, you probably won’t find KWQQ, unless you’re in Farmington.  It is a low wattage, nonlicensed radio By Curt Swarm station operated Guest Columnist as a community service by Lamoyne and Melissa Westerbeck, out of their home in Farmington.  KWQQ, at 106.3 FM and 950 AM, has scheduled broadcasts from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  During the off hours it plays random music. Formerly from Burlington, Lamoyne Westerbeck has always dabbled with radio.  As a boy, Lamoyne had a Mr. Microphone and connected it to a phonograph to play music.  He would accompany his uncle who worked on radio towers, and was fascinated with electronics. Graduating from high school, and wanting to be a radio technician, he brushed up against DeVry University in Chicago, and took an online radio broadcasting course through Columbia School of Broadcasting. Later, he had a stint with a radio station in Fairfield as a salesman and disc jockey. Then he ran across a non-profit organization at that assisted people in setting up legal, license-free, low-power radio stations. He set up his first radio station in Burlington.  When he and his wife moved to Farmington, they took the radio station with them. With no advertising, operating as a community service and for pure fun, it is the only radio station in Van Buren County. KWQQ also streams. You can find it at Its goal is to preserve old-time radio programs, and to offer a contemporary sound featuring programs the audience or their parents listened to when they were young.  Lamoyne downloads and broadcasts weekly shows such as Big Bob’s Memory Lane, and Hollywood 360. Classic radio comedy includes such greats as Amos and Andy, Fibber McGee & Molly, and Red Skelton. Mystery radio has The Shadow, and The Mystery Theater. Drama has Dr. Christian and Lux Radio Theater.  Detective shows has Nero Wolfe, and Sherlock Holmes.  Westerns include Robert Conrad as Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and The Lone Ranger. And there are children’s programs in the afternoon.  Sunday mornings offers local church services. Lamoyne also reads local news and announcements on the air. One of his neighbors and his wife sing and record their songs. Lamoyne broadcasts those songs. A goal of Lamoyne’s is to have a weather station that transmits local weather information to the radio website so that people can get local weather information 24/7. Another is to to set up these low power, non-licensed radio stations in other communities in Van Buren County, so that each community can have its own public service radio station. But of course, money is always a problem. For example, Lamoyne needs a tower, but can’t fit it into his budget. He needs help from the community. If the radio station is to be a community service, it needs help.  Any ideas out there would be appreciated. There will be a community meeting on May 2 to discuss the situation. Listen to the radio, or visit the website, for details. And, while in the scenic Farmington valley, don’t forget to enjoy KWQQ at 106.3 FM or 950 AM. It’s someplace special. • • •     Have a good story?  Call or text Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at (319) 217-0526, email him at, or visit his website at www.empty-nest-words-photos-and-frames. com.  Curt also records his columns on www.

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Republicans in Senate oppose all spending Interesting that one of my last votes in the Iowa Senate would be to legalize medical cannabis oil for mostly children with a variety of medical problems. Yet, the case has been made by the parents of many children who suffer daily, when By Dennis Black research and e s t a b l i s h e d Iowa Senate District 15 precedent from other states show that cannabis oil, strictly controlled and when prescribed by a medical doctor, will not only save lives, but help in making some more bearable. A prime example is those who suffer from epileptic seizures.  A strain of cannabis oil has helped Australians with coping with their medical malfunctions.  Should we take the step in Iowa, and set aside that social stigma and adopt legislation that some claim is nothing other than the “camel’s nose under the tent?”  I would hope Iowans would understand that to allow marijuana for medical purposes has absolutely nothing to do with what the state of Colorado did by their legalizing the sale and use of marijuana. 

Apples and oranges! The legislature ends in about two weeks, and Thursday of last week we were advised that a “Leadership Bill” would most likely start in the Senate, and from all indications, the bill would pass for legalizing cannabis oil for medical situations.  Not that public polls should dictate what the legislative branch of government does, but the Des Moines Register’s poll of March 3, 2014, showed 59 percent of Iowans backed the legalizing of medical marijuana.  That was a surprise to me, for I thought Iowans, with their generally more conservative views, would at least be split on the issue.  The poll showed 39 percent opposing, with the remainder indifferent.  That’s a landslide! With a majority of both parties willing to support legislation to decriminalize medical cannabis oil, much can be based on the many hearings and testimony from parents who seek the treatment which can be lifesaving, is non-intoxicating, does not have to be grown in Iowa, and would be under the strict control of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy and under a doctor’s supervision. As of this writing, 20 other states have legalized medical cannabis.  The proposed Iowa law would al-

low Iowans to travel to those states where medical cannabis oil is produced, and bring it back to Iowa, where it could legally could be possessed and used for strictly medical purposes. The legislation would prevent the criminal prosecution of Iowans for having and using a medicine which can save lives and cannot be used to get “high.”  And, several of the most conservative states in the nation have already approved the model legislation being considered. Although this is far from being a done deal, a step forward is being taken with a Democrat and Republican leadership bill.  Once introduced, it would have to go through the committee process, and if approved there, move to the floor of the respective chambers for consideration by both bodies.  As always, it takes 26 votes in the Senate and 51 votes in the House to pass a bill.  Then, the legislation only becomes law if the governor signs it.  The next two weeks will reveal where your state government stands on this issue. ••• During the session, call me at 515281-3371; write me at the Senate, Capitol Bldg., Des Moines, 50319; or e-mail dennis.  I value your thoughts and opinions.

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Social Security debt collection If the federal government overpaid someone in your family more than 30 years ago, should you be held responsible for the debt? And should the government have an indefinite amount of time to try to collect the overpayBy Chuck Grassley ment? Those ques- United States Senator tions are pending in the nation’s capital in light of revelations that the Social Security Administration was seizing state and federal tax refund checks to try to collect survivor benefits it says were mistakenly paid many years ago.  One woman said her tax refunds this year were seized because of an overpayment made to someone in

her family 37 years ago. The Social Security Administration never told her exactly who received the overpayment. According to The Washington Post, which broke the story, the government was seizing tax refunds for an estimated 400,000 Americans whose relatives have old debts with the Social Security agency. Amid a flurry of criticism, the Social Security Administration announced that it will suspend debt collection of payments more than 10 years old. Payment beneficiaries have to be accountable for overpayments from the government, but the government has to be reasonable and use common sense. The agency is right to revisit its actions. However, it shouldn’t take embarrassing media coverage and lawsuits for this step to take place.  Agencies should be able to apply common sense and fairness without

a public firestorm. And Congress needs to be careful about legislating one line in an unrelated bill that an agency then develops into something possibly beyond what Congress intended.  In pursuing the old debts, the Social Security Administration and the Treasury Department draw their authority from one line in a farm bill enacted in 2008.  The language didn’t give the agency permission to collect debts where the debtor is deceased. It’s not clear where that authority came in.  There’s a difference between collecting decades-old debt from the debtors and decades-old debt from their kids. I wrote to the Social Security Administration and the Treasury Department, seeking answers on what the government is doing here and why. Maybe the agencies have good reasons for their actions, but the public deserves an explanation.

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YMCA Photos Submitted by YMCA NHCC Photos by Mike Mendenhall/Daily News Above: The Newton YMCA hosted its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday morning with hundreds in attendance. Children were divided into three groups according to age for the egg hunt, and dozens of eggs contained slips of paper children could redeem for various prizes. Left: Gabriel Lamb, 2, gets his picture taken with the Easter Bunny during the YMCA’s annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Below left: A group of Easter egg hunters race out of the starting line toward a field of eggs left by the Easter Bunny at Newton Health Care Center at Saturday. Hundreds of eggs covered the facility’s court for the annual event. Below right: Bailey Briggs, 2, and Elizabeth Clifton, 5, both of Newton, take a picture with the Easter Bunny at the annual Easter egg hunt at Newton Health Care Saturday. Nearly 50 children attended the 2 p.m. hunt.

Fire Continued from Page 1A He is charged with seconddegree arson, a Class C felony, and domestic assault, a simple misdemeanor. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail. Grinell Fire Chief Dan Si-

card said the home was empty when the fire began, and no one was injured as a result of the fire. The Gilman and Kellogg fire departments also responded to the blaze. “The family will be taken care of by the Red Cross, but they’ve lost everything,” he said.

Supervisors Continued from Page 1A Tomlonovic has two driveway applications for a property near S. 52nd Ave. W. for review. The first is for building a new driveway half a mile south of the listed location and the other is to build a driveway north of an existing driveway at the property.

Other action items on the agenda include a voting on two liquor licenses and votes on hiring resolutions for a seasonal intern at the Jasper County Conservation Office and part-time jailor for the Jasper County Jail. Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@

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Aging mom who wants to die may find relief from doctor DEAR ABBY: My 83-year-old mother has decided she wants to die. She says she’s miserable, but I think she’s causing her own misery. She has medications to address her physical ailments — none of which are critical. My siblings live in other states. Mom feels it’s a “burden” for them to travel to see her, and she refuses to travel. Mom is in assisted living and is now refusing to bathe, trying not to eat, and doesn’t want to talk to anyone or have visitors. She’s obviously depressed, but refuses counseling. If she continues being uncooperative, I’m afraid she’ll have to go to a nursing home where they might let her starve herself to death. One sister says I should force Mom to do fun things, but I don’t know what she wants. We used to go out to eat, but she no longer wants to do that. I have tried to honor Mom’s wishes, but I’m at a loss about what to do for her. Do you have any suggestions? — ALMOST AT WITS’ END DEAR ALMOST: I have one. You and your siblings should have your mother evaluated by a geriatrician IMMEDIATELY. It’s apparent that she is depressed, but the question is whether she also has something physically wrong with her that is affecting her mental state. Then let the doctor be your guide. DEAR ABBY: I dated my ex for six years, but we broke up recently. The problem is, we signed a lease on our apartment that won’t be up until next year. He still lives here, and I don’t have the heart to kick him out. Financially, our living together makes sense, and I’d rather live with him than with a stranger. Abby, this living arrangement has made it tough to get over him. Our breakup was amicable — somewhat — and we remain civil to each other. I have no desire to get back together with him. I just find it hard because I’m not sure how to survive this weird situation I’m in. Is it a good idea to keep living together? — REMAINING CIVIL IN CANADA

DEAR REMAINING CIVIL: It depends upon how high your tolerance is for pain. If seeing your ex with others hurts to the extent that you shed tears on your pillow, or obsess about who he’s with and where he’s going, then it’s not a good idea. However, if the situation can’t be changed, then it’s important that you fill your time with activities and opportunities that allow you to meet new people and make new friends. DEAR ABBY: My new husband’s family informed him they were coming to visit us for seven to 10 days. This was eight relatives, and I was not asked whether this was convenient or not. They were so noisy that our neighbors finally asked, “When are they leaving?” How can I prevent this from happening again in the future without offending anyone? My husband said after they had left, “You don’t handle chaos and confusion well, do you?” — NEEDS TO BE CONSULTED IN GEORGIA DEAR NEEDS TO BE CONSULTED: Revisit the question your husband asked you. And when you do, tell him the answer is not only do you NOT handle chaos, confusion and eight surprise houseguests well, neither do your neighbors. Then set some boundaries for the next time they say they are coming. His first response should always be, “I’ll check with my wife to see if it’s convenient.”







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Athletes from five area high schools head to Drake Relays By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor DES MOINES — Newton has 12 track athletes among the 28 area athletes qualified for the 2014 Drake Relays later this week in Des Monies. The qualifier list was released Saturday. Sophomore Grace Coen has qualified in the three distance races for the Cardinals. She will compete in the 800 meters, 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters. Senior Michaela Bleeker is in the shot put event and junior Sarah Kalkhoff is in the discus competition. Junior Deonne Harris qualified in the 110-meter high hurdles for the Newton boys. Coen, Kalkhoff and Harris competed in the Drake Relays last year. Newton’s 4x100-meter relay teams will be on the Drake Stadium track this year. Harris combines with juniors J.T.

Thongvanh and Jarom Williams and senior Jacob Walker. The Newton boys’ 4x100meter relay qualified a year ago for Drake also. Joining the Cardinal boys’ 4x100-meter relay team is the Cardinal’s foursome in the same event. Seniors Amber Karsten and Kacy Cazett team up with sophomores Sydney Jenkins and Leela Spencer in the race. Jenkins, Spencer and Karsten combine with sophomore Alex Hutchinson to qualify in the 4x200-meter relay race. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter boys are sending two seniors and a junior. Zach Samson, a senior, returns to the Drake Relays in the shot put and discus events. Junior Bryce Kemp qualified for the 110-meter high hurdles and the 100-meter dash. Senior Jordan Coughenour will run the 400-meter hurdle race

final — there’s only a field of eight — at 1:43 p.m. Saturday. Also in the 4x100-meter boys’ competition will be the Lynnville-Sully Hawks foursome of seniors Bailee Samson, Meliek Meyer and Caden Doll and sophomore Sage Ehresman. Meyer and Samson qualified in the 100-meter dash. Prairie-City Monroe’s girls have qualifiers in three events. Pella Christian’s girls qualified in one event. Senior Lexi Kain leads the PCM contingent. She qualified in the 100-meter hurdles and two relay races for the Mustangs. Joining her on the 4x200-meter relay team

are junior Mackenzie Clarke, sophomore Ashley Van Gorp and freshman Jayci Vos. Kain, Clarke and Vos team with sophomore Emily Hugen in the 4x100-meter relay. Pella Christian’s senior Leah Breon teams up with sophomores Sarah Meyer and Taylor Bolt and freshman Kathyrn Van Tuyl in the 4x100-meter relay race. The high school boys’ discus is at 3 p.m. Thursday followed by the girls’ shot put at 3:30 p.m. The girls’ 3,000-meter race is slated for 4:10 at Drake Stadium. On Friday, preliminary races and field events begin bright and early. The girls

Cards nail down shutouts in home tournament; Mustangs lose twice

100-meter hurdles open things up at 8 a.m. followed by the boys’ 110-meter high hurdles at 8:16. The boys’ 100-meter dash preliminary heats begin at 8:46 a.m. The boys’ shot put is at 8:30 a.m. Friday and the girls’ discus starts at 9 a.m. The finals for the running events start with the 100-meter hurdles for girls at 11:30 followed by the 110-meter hurdles for the boys at 11:40 and the 100-meter boys’ dash at 12:28 p.m. The 4x200-meter relay races begin at 1:15 p.m. and the 800-meter for girls is at 1:39 p.m. The 4x100-meter relay preliminary races are at 5:10 for the girls and 6:10 for the boys. On Saturday, April 26, the girls’ 1,500-meter race is at 12:55 p.m. The girls’ and boys’ 4x100-meter relay finals are at 3:35 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., respectively.

Newton rugby rings up two more wins

By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

NEWTON — Twelfthranked Newton’s Cardinals played tough on a pictureperfect day on the soccer pitch Saturday at home. The Cardinals did not give up a goal on their way to two wins — 3-0 over Des Moines Lincoln and 4-0 over Prairie City-Monroe — and extending their record to 5-0. “We’re really proud of the defense for two more shutouts,” said Newton head coach Cathy Reiter, “In both games the girls worked really hard and had a lot of opportunities but struggled to finish in front of the net. That is a big thing to work on as we are moving forward.” The Cardinals have only allowed one goal this season in their five games. Newton opens Little Hawkeye Conference play Tuesday at home against Knoxville. Game time is 7 p.m. Newton’s Victoria Jordan, Michaela Jacobsen, Hannah Rhoads and Ryanne Rausch were named to the all-tournament team. PCM’s Mustangs are still coming up short offensively on the field. They had several strong attacks Saturday at the NHS varsity girls’

LACONA — Joseph Banfield scored four times and Jake Smith had three tries as Newton’s club rugby Cardinals won two games Friday in Iowa Youth Rugby Association action. Both games were played at a IYRA tournament hosted by Southeast Warren. The Cardinals dominated in a 42-7 win over Clarke. They scored half as many points against Winterset, but still had the game in hand, winning 28-7. “The guys are starting to figure things out and are playing together as a team much better. Our tackling was pretty solid again on Friday,” said Newton rugby co-coach Bill Reed. “We have a couple pretty tough games this coming Friday and will need to improve our rucking at practice.” Newton’s scoring started with Zakk Weatherly scoring his first rugby try at the 4:51 mark of the first half against Clarke. Banfield and Smith scored two unanswered tries to put the Cardinals up 21-0. Clarke scored as time ran out in the opening half, trailing Newton 21-7 at the break. It was all Newton in the second half. Banfield, Smith and Jake Huizenga scored tries for the Cardinals.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s Taylor Moon (right) keeps possession of the ball against Des Moines Lincoln in the second half of Saturday’s tournament game at H.A. Lynn Stadium. The Cardinals won both of their contests in their home tournament.

tournament, but weren’t able to score a goal Saturday at H.A. Lynn Stadium. “We’re getting better, even though the girls aren’t scoring or winning right now. We’ve been able to possess the ball and keep it on the attacking side for

Marshalltown Speedway points racing under way By Jeremy Fox Special to Daily News MARSHALLTOWN — IMCA Weekly Racing Series track points began at Marshalltown Speedway Friday night. Marshalltown Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. There were 130 drivers signed in to race on Kruse Family Night. Fans saw plenty of great two-and three-car wide racing all night. Bill Whalen Jr. had the long haul from Riverside pay off in the first feature race of the night. Whalen passed John Gill on the second lap of the IMCA sport compacts Whalen went on to take the easy win, which he dedicated to Merv Chandler. Da-

vid Moorman was second, Gill came home third, Aaron Miller was fourth and John Walker was fifth. Up next was the Mod Lites 15-lap feature and before a lap was completed the caution came out when John Schuring had some mechanical issues on the backstretch. Travis Stensland took the lead on the restart, but it was short lived as Andy Hennigar worked his way from seventh to second only to grab the lead away on Lap Two. Hennigar cruised on to take the win over Stensland, Travis Brandt, Josh May and Joe Glick. The IMCA hobby RACING See Page 8A

extended periods. That’s an improvement,” said Bill Sowder, Mustang head coach, before taking on Perry Saturday. The Mustangs held off the Bluejays most of the first half. Perry scored with 7:39 left, which held up to

a 1-0 halftime lead. The Bluejays struck quickly — 38 seconds — in the second half then added a goal with 23:43 left. GIRLS See Page 8A

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Well-timed goal gives Newton OT win By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor BOONE — Stressing to his team that it only takes one shot to win the game, Newton head coach Sackda Viravong admitted he never thought the winning goal would come the way it did for the Cardinals in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime road victory. Newton had allowed a 2-1 lead slip away against host Boone. The Toreadors captialized on a miscue by Newton deep in Newton’s terroritory to knot the game at 2-all with 14 minutes remaining in regulation. Viravong said the pace of the game quickened in the final two minutes of regulation, but no goals were scored. The Cardinals and Toreadors moved into overtime — two 10-minute halves. “There was about four minutes left in the second half of overtime. We had a throw-in on the attacking side of the field,”

Viravong said. “Mike McCormick threw the ball in to the near post. He threw it high enough that when Sturtz Chandler S t u r t z came charging over from the far post, Chandler went up and headed the ball into the net. “But, I didn’t see it. I was looking at the clock and making mental notes of who I’d use in the shootout,” Viravong added with a laugh. “A great goal for us and I didn’t see it.” The 3-2 win allowed Newton to even its overall mark at 3-3. The Cardinals take a 1-1 record into Little Hawkeye Conference play at Knoxville Tuesday. At Boone, McCormick had his first goal assist of the night in the first half. He made the pass up front to Nathan Moor-

man, who scored. The Cardinals led 1-0 at halftime. Boone tied the game on a penalty kick at the 26:12 mark of the second half. Newton responded with a direct-kick goal by Josh Ventling, two minutes later. “We had the 2-1 lead and they were pressuring us around our goal. We had the ball and we made a mental mistake. Instead of clearing the ball, we tried to pass it out and they were there to take it away and score,” Viravong said. “Their two goals came on our mistakes. We can correct those types of mistakes.” Newton’s Griffin Engel was credited with five saves in goal. Viravong said the Cardinals played a pretty good first half. He said they were connecting passes and being aggressive on offense. He said Newton finsihed with 18 shots on goal. Viravong said Knoxville plays a similar style of soccer as Boone. He said the Cardinals needed to play their game and manage the game.

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Girls: Defense fueling Newton’s strong start Continued from Page 7A

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News PCM’s Kennah Walters (12) heads the ball with Mustang head coach Bill Sowder (right) and PCM teammates watching during Saturday’s game against Perry in Newton’s varsity girls’ soccer tournament.

Mustang girls set new standards, win track meet

Nevada edges out PCM boys

By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer

By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer NEVADA — A strong defensive performance Thursday night put the Prairie City-Monroe boy’s soccer team another step closer to snagging its first win of the season. But coach Darrin Telfer said there is still work to be done. “The defense played well, midfield and offense passed the ball well but we came up short,” he said. The Mustangs fell 2-1 in Nevada at the S.C.O.R.E. Recreation Athletic Complex. The game was scoreless going into halftime, but PCM’s Heart of Iowa Conference rivals pulled ahead in the second to get the win. The Mustang goal came in the second half when a cross by Devon Herndon led to the score by Ethan Schippers. “(The game was) a great follow-up effort after the strong second-half we had at Chariton last week,” Telfer said. “Hopefully, we keep improving game by game.” The Mustangs are back in action at home in Monroe Thursday when both the junior varsity and varsity squads get a second chance with Chariton.

GUTHRIE CENTER — Winning five out of eight relay events and tying a school record in the 4x100-meter relay, the Prairie City-Monroe girls track team won Thursday night’s meet at Guthrie Center. The Mustangs topped 15 other schools, earning a total of 140 team points. The relay team of Jayci Vos, Mackenzie Clarke, Emily Hugen and Lexi Kain tied the PCM girl’s school record of 51.67 seconds in the 4x100-meter race. Nine Mustangs set personal bests in their respective events, and three recorded season bests, including runner Rachel Peter. She improved her time in the 3,000-meter run by 24 seconds Thursday, with a time of 11 minutes, 45.80 seconds, placing fourth. “The girls’ attitudes and competitiveness continues to impress us,” said PCM

girls head coach Bridget Martin. “We talk a lot about going out and giving it your all in every event, and they continue to surpass our expectations.” Martin said that the PCM girls are on track to reach benchmarks they’ve set for themselves by May 1. “We are making a whole team effort by seeing some nice performances from field events and hurdles events to sprint events and distance events,” she said. “We just need to continue to improve and drop time and increase distances.” In the 4x200-meter relay, the team of Vos, Clarke, Ashley Van Gorp and Kain placed first in 1:48.43. The Mustangs also took the 4x400-meter, with the relay team of Vos, Katie Vande Wall, Van Gorp and Rachel Stafford finishing in 4:16.20. Another top spot for PCM came in the 800-sprint medley. Vos, Clarke, Kain and Stafford crossed the finish line in

1:54.37. The team of Rachel Gulling, Vande Wall, Hugen and Courtney Van Houweling placed first in the distance medley in 4:42.05. In the discus, Mustang Abbi Gilson landed a first-place throw of 116 feet 6 inches. She also placed a close second in the shot put, with a throw of 34’ 2”, losing to Panorama thrower Dezirae Klinkefus by only 7.5”. The Mustangs earned the number two and three spots in the 100-meter dash, with Kain placing second in 13.59 seconds and Clarke finishing third in 13.47 seconds. In the 200-meter dash, Hugen placed fourth in 27.79 seconds and Van Gorp took fifth in 27:82 seconds. Third place in the 400-meter dash went to Stafford in 1:02.46. In the 800-meter run, Vande Wall earned fifth place for the Mustangs in 2:35.76. PCM took second in

Racing: Drivers hit the dirt track at Marshalltown Continued from Page 7A stocks 12-lap feature also saw the caution come out before a lap was completed when Andy Hick spun in Turn Two and Jamie Songer had no where to go, both would continue. Jason See went to the lead from his fourth-place starting spot on lap one. See and the field saw a caution come out after the completion of lap four when Riley Songer was facing the wrong way on the backstretch. On the restart, See saw John Watson and Jake Nelson on his back bumper. See had a slip of the grip in Turn Two allowing Watson to grab the lead. Watson claimed the win with Eric Stanton taking second after starting 12th. Benji Irvine, Eric Larson and Nelson rounded out the top five. Justin Medler and Jared VanDeest led the field to the green flag in the 18-lap IMCA sport mod feature and it was VanDeest grabbing the lead. Despite several caution flags flying and lap traffic late in the race, VanDeest remained out front to take the win. Doug Smith started eleventh and came home in the runner up spot. Clint Luellen, Justin Medler and Travis Peterson rounded out the top five. Brian Irvine did much the same for the victory in the IMCA stock cars 18-lap feature. Irvine got out to the early lead and held off challengers through cautions and lap traffic. Irvine saw Trent Murphy ran second, Donavon Smith finished third, Jay Schmidt was fourth and Devin Smith was fifth. The final feature of the night was the IMCA modifieds. It did not disappoint everybody in attendance. Luke Wanninger pulled out to the lead following a restart after a caution on the first lap of the race. Several other cautions bogged things down a bit, Wanninger wasn’t able to hold Ronn Lauritzen off after another restart. Laurtizen

Newton opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over Lincoln. Amber Karsten made the pass to Anna Barr, who scored 10 minutes into the contest. Karsten found the net later on assist from Rausch. The Cardinals controlled the second half against Lincoln. Jordan put the Cards up 3-0 on a goal off a pass from Rausch. Newton goalkeeper Emily Forsyth was credited with five saves. Newton and PCM squared off in the final game of the day. Rausch found Karsten on an attack and Karsten delivered the first goal of the contest. The Cardinals moved to a 2-0 lead on a penalty-kick goal by Jordan. Newton got a breakaway goal from Karsten in the 20th minute and Macy Leonard scored off a pass from Rhoads three minutes before halftime. Newton led 4-0 over the Mustangs at the break. That’s the way it ended. PCM is 1-5. The Mustangs host Grinnell today at 5 p.m. in Monroe.

got a great restart and two laps later found his way to the lead and began to pull away. Lauritzen was only two corners away from seeing the checkered only when yet anothor caution came out, forcing a green-white-checkered. Lauritzen held off any challenges to take the win over Adam Larson, Jimmy Gustin, Tyler Droste and Jon Snyder. This Friday night is KMJ Performance Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m. For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at:, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at (515)-432-4703. Marshalltown Speedway Results Kruse Family Season Opener April 18th, 2014 IMCA Modifieds B-Feature (top 4 advance): 1. 505 Racer Hulin; 2. 00J JD Auringer; 3. 18J Jake Strayer; 4. 8 Tony Snyder; 5. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 6. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 7. 3W Chris Webb (McCallsburg); 8. 14E Chase Ellingson (Williams); 9. 17R Derek Reimer (Marshalltown); 10. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 11. 1BC Tony Cox (Boone); 12. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes) Feature: 1. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 2. 2L Adam Larson (Ames); 3. 19 Jimmy Gustin (Marshalltown); 4. 92 Tyler Droste (Waterloo); 5. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 6. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 7. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 8. 85 Dustin Smith (Lake City); 9. 24R Regan Tafoya (Farmington, NM); 10. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 11. 71 Troy Cordes (Dunkerton); 12. 12D Joe Docekal (Dysart); 13. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 14. 8 Tony Snyder (Redlyn); 15. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Newton); 16. 64ZC Brandon Leeman (Roland); 17. 27W Jason Wolla (Ray, ND); 18. 00J JD Auringer (Waterloo); 19. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton); 20. 20 Luke Wanninger (Minburn); 21. 87 Joel Bushore (Boone); 22. 3Z Randy Havlik (Boone); 23. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 24. 19V Eric Van Iten (Green Bay, WI) IMCA Stock Cars Feature: 1. 26 Brian Irvine (Oelwein); 2. 25 Trent Murphy (Jefferson); 3. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 4. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 5. 81 Devin Smith (Lake City); 6. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 7. 271 Randy Brands (Boyden); 8. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 9. 4JR Russell Damme Jr. (Waterloo); 10. 87A Aaron Matthias (Fairbank); 11. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 12. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 13. 199 Nick

Thelen (Kellogg); 14. 196 Chuck Davis (Conrad); 15. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 16. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton); 17. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton); 18. 87 John Emerson (Waterloo); 19. 04 Don Vis (Marshalltown); 20. 2L John Lang (Des Moines) IMCA SportMods B-Feature (top 4 advance): 1. 32L Ty Luellen; 2. 198 Sam Wieben; 3. T17 Tom Rawlins; 4. 43 Creston Williams; 5. 6 James Aschenbrenner; 6. 11 Michael Strait (New Providence); 7. 6T Siraj Thomason (Montezuma); 8. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton) Feature: 1. 80J Jared VanDeest (Grundy Center); 2. 12 Doug Smith (Lake City); 3. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 4. 75 Justin Medler (Minot, ND); 5. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 6. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 7. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 8. 7R Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 9. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 10. 32L Ty Luellen (Minburn); 11. 57R Ryan King (Marshalltown); 12. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 13. 22A Shawn Albers (Wellsburg); 14. 43 Creston Williams (Atkins); 15. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 16. 6 James Aschenbrenner (Aplington); 17. 40S Shawn Simatovich (Gilman); 18. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 19. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 20. 64 Zach McKinnon (Atley, WI); 21. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 22. 9 Scott Williams (Atkins); 23. 74 Darren Medler (Minot, ND); 24. 7RA Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 25. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad) IMCA Hobby Stocks Feature: 1. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 2. 7B Eric Stanton (Hartford); 3. 79 Benji Irvine (Cedar Falls); 4. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 5. 29 Jake Nelson (Newton); 6. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 7. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 8. 88 Mike Leffler (Ankeny); 9. 166 Justin Lichty (Waterloo); 10. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 11. 42 Riley Songer (Lorimor); 12. 4P Matt Pohlman (Keystone); 13. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 14. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 15. 2 Nick Welch (Cedar Falls); 16. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 17. 79S Jason See (Albia); 18. 23G Dustin Tapp (Ames); 19. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 20. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 21. 88D CJ Dall (Marshalltown); 22. 5H Andy Hick (Adel); 23. 21 Jonathon Juett (Belle Plaine) Mod Lites Feature: 1. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 2. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 3. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 4. 99 Josh May (Desoto); 5. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 6. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 7. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 8. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 9. 46 Kevin Grisham (Boone); 10. 17 Cory Sauerman (Grimes); 11. 13 Ryan McCrory (Pleasant Hill); 12. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada); 13. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 14. 5J Jimmy May (Desoto); 15. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 16. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 17. 94 Dustin Marshall (Prairie City); 18. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 19. 21 John Schuring (Kellogg); 20. 66F Eric Hendrickson (Ankeny) IMCA Sport Compacts Feature: 1. 00W Bill Whalen Jr. (Riverside); 2. 6M David Moorman (Beaman); 3. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 4. 01 Aaron Miller (Marshalltown); 5. 4 Douglas Byers (Grinnell); 6. 7 John Walker (Marshalltown); 7. 22T Travis Losenicky (Garrison)

the 1,500-meter run, with Peter crossing the line in 5:14.34. Peter also took fourth in the 3,000-meter run in 11:45.80. In the 100-meter hurdles, Mustang Tatum Schnug took eighth in 17.80. Seventh and eighth place went to PCM in the 400-meter hurdles, with Schnug and Kayla Jennings finishing in 1:1847 and 1:18.52, respectively. The 4x800-meter relay team of Rachel Freland, Morgan Novak, Kiara Kapplemann and Mallery Downey took seventh in 12:09.64. The 4x100-meter relay team of Gulling, Jennings, Schnug and Gilson finished third in 1:15.05. In the high jump, Stafford tied for eighth with a leap of 4’ 4”. In the long jump, Van Gorp took third, recording a distance of 15’ 4”. The Mustang girls return to the track Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on the road at Montezuma.

Eagle boys finish third By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Edtior KNOXVILLE — Pella Christian’s boys combined to fire a 328 for the 18hole Knoxville Invitational golf tournament Saturday. The Eagles finished third behind Pella at 312 and Grinnell at 322. Eagle head golf coach Jim Dingeman said the 328 was better than any 18-hole score Pella Christian’s boys put together a year ago. He said that marks improvement for the Eagle team. Leading the way at Pine Knolls Country Club was Justin Stravers with an 80. Mason Howerzyl finished with an 82 while Josh Posthuma and Graham Howerzyl each came in with an 83. Mitch Fopma and Jordan Pleima each careded an 88. The Eagles, who are 7-3 on the season, have all week to work on their games on the practice course. They go to the Perry Invitational this Saturday.

Rugby: Newton dominates on field Continued from Page 7A Reed said Winterset was a big team that controlled the ball for much of the first half. Huizenga made it across the scoring line three minutes into the first half. Banfield made it 14-0 by halftime with a try with about 1:30 remaining. Banfield took the second-half kickoff, weaved his way through the Winterset defense to score his fourth overall try of the night. The Cardinals led 21-7 when Smith scored again for the final margin. Newton (5-1) travel to Pleasant Hill this Friday to face Des Moines Lincoln and Adel-DeSoto-Minburn hosted by Southeast Polk. The Cardinals play at home May 2.

Monday, April 21, 2014

OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; DEFENDANT: UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION - IN REM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: Lot Eight of the Subdivision of Out Lot Twenty-four in the city of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Plat Book B, at Page 213, in the office of the Recorder of said County; Street Address 426 1ST AVE. EAST, NEWTON, IOWA The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale 06/03/2014 Time of Sale 10:00 AM Place of Sale 2300 LAW CENTER DRIVE, NEWTON, IA Redemption: After the sale of real estate, defendant may redeem the property within 120 DAYS ONLY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amount $110,981.37 Costs $1,540.00 Accrued Costs PLUS Interest 6.3369% OF $107,257.85 FROM 10/21/2013 Attorney WETSCH, DAVID L (515) 2236000 Date 03/28/2014 Sheriff JOHN R. HALFERTY April 21 & 28

TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: Thomas Ray Horsman Revocable Trust U/T/A dtd 05-20-10 To all persons regarding Thomas Ray Horsman, deceased, who died on or about November 26, 2013. You are hereby notified that Randy R. Horsman is the trustee of the Thomas Ray Horsman Revocable Trust, dated the 20th day of May, 2010. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that any person or entity possessing a claim against the trust must mail proof of the claim to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested, by the later to occur of four (4) months from the second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice if required or the claim shall be forever barred unless paid or otherwise satisfied. Dated this March 24, 2014. Thomas Ray Horsman Revocable Trust U/T/A dtd 05-20-10 Randy R. Horsman, Trustee 604 22nd Ave. SW Altoona, IA 50009 Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN#: AT0005939 OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC Attorney for Trustee 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Date of second publication 28th day of April, 2014. April 21 & 28

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Public Notices Classifieds THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR B. PADGETT, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036489 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Arthur B. Padgett, Deceased, who died on or about March 23, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 10th day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of Arthur B. Padgett, deceased, bearing date of the 13th day of November, 2013, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Robert G. Padgett was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 10th day of April, 2014. Robert G. Padgett Executor of estate 6477 N 35th Ave W Newton, IA 50208 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Mark A. Otto, ICIS PIN No: AT0005939 Attorney for executor OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 21st day of April, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 April 14 & 21 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JIMMIE ELLIS KING, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036422 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Jimmie Ellis King, Deceased, who died on or about November 27, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 20th day of December, 2013, the last will and testament of Jimmie Ellis King, deceased, bearing date of the 27th day of May, 2010, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Diana Lee Illingworth 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 17th day of April, 2014. Diana Lee Illingworth Executor of estate 815 E. 8th St. S. Newton, IA 50208 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Adam D. Otto, ICIS PIN No: AT0009064 Attorney for executor OTTO LAW OFFICE PLLC 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 28th day of April, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 April 21 & 28 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY AND SALE Jasper County Sheriff Office 2300 Law Center Drive Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5912 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY STATE OF IOWA JASPER COUNTY SS DOCKET NO. (SALE NO.) 14-1259(1) COURT NO. EQCV118687 SPECIAL EXECUTION PLAINTIFF: GREAT SOUTHERN BANK vs DEFENDANT: PLISCH, MARK A.; - IN REM DEFENDANT: LEANNA M. PLISCH; CORNERSTONE QUILTS, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; DEFENDANT: UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION - IN REM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: Lot Eight of the Subdivision of Out Lot Twenty-four in the city of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Plat Book B, at Page 213, in the office of the Recorder of said County; Street Address 426 1ST AVE. EAST, NEWTON, IOWA The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale 06/03/2014 Time of Sale 10:00 AM Place of Sale 2300 LAW CENTER DRIVE, NEWTON, IA Redemption: After the sale of real estate, defendant may redeem

The city of Oakland Acres is accepting bids to repair and/or replace public roads. For more information or to view the site, please contact Mayor Lennie Smith at 641-990-4951. Bids should be sent to 39 Fore Seasons Drive, Grinnell, IA 50112, by Monday, May 5, 2014. April 21 & 28 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Richard S. Charls, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036494 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Richard S. Charls, Deceased, who died on or about February 24, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 17th day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of Richard S. Charls, deceased, bearing date of the 8th day of September, 1998, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Barbara J. Charls 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 17th day of April, 2014. Barbara J. Charls Executor of estate 408 S. Main St., Prairie City, IA 50228 Address *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Ken J. Smith, ICIS PIN No: AT0007376 Attorney for executor UPDEGRAFF & SMITH 101 First Avenue West Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 28th day of April, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 April 21 & 28 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY AND SALE Jasper County Sheriff Office 2300 Law Center Drive Newton, IA 50208 641-792-5912 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY STATE OF IOWA JASPER COUNTY SS DOCKET NO. (SALE NO.) 14-1274(1) COURT NO. EQCV118436 SPECIAL EXECUTION PLAINTIFF: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION vs DEFENDANT: BURKMAN, TIM; IN REM DEFENDANT: AND MELODY BURKMAN; - IN REM As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendant(s) Real Estate Property to satisfy the judgment. The property to be sold is: LOTS 1 AND 2 IN BLOCK 4 IN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE CITY, JASPER COUNTY, IOWA Street Address 206 NORTH MONROE STREET, PRAIRIE CITY, IOWA The described property will be offered for sale at public auction for cash only as follows: Date of Sale 06/03/2014 Time of Sale 10:00 AM Place of Sale 2300 LAW CENTER DRIVE, NEWTON, IA This sale not subject to redemption. Property exemption: Certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amount $142,917.26 Costs $1,801.75 Accrued Costs PLUS Interest 4.625% OF $133,120.75 FROM 11/04/2013 Attorney BOECKER, THEODORE R. (515) 222-9400 Date 03/28/2014 Sheriff JOHN R. HALFERTY April 21 & 28 TRUST NOTICE IN THE MATTER OF THE TRUST: Thomas Ray Horsman Revocable Trust U/T/A dtd 05-20-10 To all persons regarding Thomas Ray Horsman, deceased, who died on or about November 26, 2013. You are hereby notified that Randy R. Horsman is the trustee of the Thomas Ray Horsman Revocable Trust, dated the 20th day of May, 2010. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of four (4) months from the date of second publication of this notice or thirty (30) days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent settlor and the spouse of the decedent settlor whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any suit not filed within this period shall be forever barred.

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REWARD: STOLEN 12/26/13 Jack , two year old black, non neutered male, leopard Cur Coon dog. Had yellow collar with owners name, address and phone number. Looks like black lab with hound ears. Has a few white hairs, in center of his chest and a scar on inside of left leg. If you have any information please call 641-521-9027.

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Mechanic Needed Texarkana, Texas

Full-time, year-round mechanic needed for alternative fuels company outside of Texarkana, Texas. No travel required. Must have experience in one or more of the following: diesel and/or gas engines, electrical systems, hydraulics systems, semi-tractor and trailer repair, general heavy equipment maintenance, welding and/or fabrication. Full benefits package included. Fax résumés to (913) 213-5086 or email to

Inbound Customer Care Specialists Needed in Newton, IA Call Center Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm & Saturday, 7:30am-4pm We Offer: • Starting pay $11.54/hr with earning potential of 30K + (includes salary - commission - No caps!) • Great benefits, including 401K, health, dental, education assistance, and paid vacations! • Fast pace, fun and rewarding atmosphere Apply at

Caleris has openings for:

* English Customer Service Position * Spanish/English Bilingual Positions

Customer Care Specialist requisition #292685

Firefighter/EMT City of Newton

• No Sales involved • Inbound Customer Service • On the Job Training • Excellent Benefit Package offered after probationary period Positions available in multiple departments. Interview with us to find out more!

Apply to (641)236-6808 EOE

Medical Equipment Technician

Iowa’s leading home medical equipment company has a Full Time position available to deliver and set up medical equipment at our Newton location. Must be flexible and have great Customer Service Skills. Mechanical skills required. Computer Experience is helpful. A valid driver’s license and excellent driving record required. Some Saturday and On-Call rotation required. Competitive pay and great benefits. Drug test and background check required. Interested candidates may download an employment application at, or apply in person at our Newton location:

Hammer Medical Supply Attention: Patti Hayes 1719 1st Ave. E., Newton, Iowa 50208 Phone: 641-792-9339 • Fax: 641-792-8370

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:

Newton Fire Department. 410 S 2nd Ave W Newton, Iowa 50208 641-792-3347 Or online @ Applications must be returned to above address by 4:30pm on May 2, 2014. EO/AA Employer

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AL'S MOWING is looking for spring cleanup jobs, leaves, gutters, and lawns to mow for the summer.

792-2416 PAINTING

HORNING'S PAINTING: Interior & exterior painting Drywall Repair & Texturing Free Estimates 641-791-9662 HANDYMAN SERVICES

LEAKY ROOF, Missing Shingles??? Flat roof repair & coating. Chimney repair & removal. Soffit & fascia repair & cover. General Repairs





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 EOE M/W/Vet/Disability


Downtown Living

MIDTOWN APARTMENTS Conveniently located on the Square in Newton Iowa. We have furnished and unfurnished apartments with all utilities paid. 1st and 13th months free with signed lease. On-site management and security, 24 hr. laundry, and convenient parking. Call for more info

PLUMBERS & Helpers, New Construction & Service. Cook Plumbing Corporation. 1425 Fuller Road, West Des Moines EEO 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.


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Attic fans & ventilation Leaf Proof Gutter Covers,

Gutter cleaning. Call 641-792-6375

NOW HIRING CNA Looking for caring individuals to join our team. Must be willing to work in a resident-centered care environment. Heritage Manor Dan or Kelli 1743 S. 8th Ave E. 641-792-5680 WANTED

OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, and old Advertising signs. 641-4856591.

WANTED: 950R – 16.5 LT tire. 641-891-4550. WILL HAUL away running or non-running riding mowers, push mowers, snow blowers and garden tillers. Call 792-2416 TILLING


RESIDENTIAL MOWING with push mower. Will trim and clean up.

Reasonable rates,very dependable! Will also do temporary mowing while you're on vacation.

641-275-1489 EMPLOYMENT

John Deere Equipment 641-792-8860



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


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. EMPLOYMENT

MATURE RETIRED couple moving to Central Iowa, wanting house to rent. The only requirement is, a double garage or out building. Neat, handy, likes yard work. 641-521-4922. MISCELLANEOUS


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One Low Monthly Rate Advertised for a month in the Newton Daily News, Jasper County Advertiser and online! $60 for a 1” space, each additional 1/2” is $5 more! Reach thousands of customers weekly! For More Information, call (641)792-3121 x 301. EMPLOYMENT

Director of People & Culture The Director of People and Culture leads, coordinates and facilitates our peoplerelated initiatives in collaboration with the Park Centre leadership team. He/She has the opportunity to influence decisions and develop best-practice people strategies that will enhance the team and the services we provide. NOTE - this position full time, scheduled for 32 hours per week. This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities associated with human resources practices and the implementation of consistent WesleyLife standards regarding selection/hiring, employee learning, performance management, leadership development, and HR compliance, among other duties. The Director of People and Culture is also responsible to ensure alignment of people-related practices in Newton with overall organizational strategies. Persons with at least three years of experience in a generalist role within human resources are welcome to apply. An undergraduate degree in HR, business or a related field is required though an extensive work history in the field of HR may be substituted for a degree. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an ability to influence leaders, develop creative and effective solutions, and problem solve complex people issues. Exceptional communication skills as well as a focus on hospitality and customer service are key traits for success in this position. Health care experience is highly preferred, but not required. We are a tobacco and drug free work environment. Candidates must successfully pass a post-offer health assessment including a drug and nicotine screen. We value diversity within our workforce and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to consider this position. EOE. Resumes may be emailed directly to Kristy VanDerWiel, Vice President-People & Culture at or you may apply online.

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2 BEDROOM Trailer. Water Paid, no pets. $400/month. 3118 Hwy F48 W #8. 641-792-3445

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GOLDSTAR 13” Color TV, still works well, needs digital adapter, use for games or for parts to repair other t.v.'s. 641-787-0903. PETS

FANCY 3 Year old Bay Quarter Pony, 54 inches, photos on Craig's List. $650 or OBO Monroe, IA. 641-891-4400. RENTALS

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


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

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

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Warren County MH/DD Community Services is seeking an experienced individual to provide Medicaid Case Management Services on a full-time basis in Warren and/or Jasper Counties. The position requires knowledge of targeted case management for individuals with mental illness, chronic mental illness, intellectual disabilities, brain injury, and developmental disabilities. The position requires a B.A. with a major or at least 30 semester hours in the behavioral sciences, education, health care, human service administration or the social services; or have an Iowa license to practice as a registered nurse. Nurses must have 3 years of experience in the delivery of nursing or human services to the population group; others must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in the delivery of human services, specific to the needs and abilities of each population served. Submit resumes and Warren County job application to: Warren County MH/DD Community Services 1011 N. Jefferson, Ste. 900 Indianola, IA 50125 Applications may be accessed at Resumes accepted until May 2, 2014.


Daily News

Outside Sales Representative

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

This is a full-time position that does offer benefits including health, dental and 401k plan.

Please send resume to: Jeff Holschuh, Advertising Director 200 1st Ave E, P.O. Box 967 Newton, IA 50208 or email to: EOE


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14 FT ALUMINUM Fishing boat and trailer, Johnson 6 HP gas motor, bow mount foot controlled trolling motor, hand controlled trolling motor, depth and fish finder, swivel seats, hand crank bow mount anchor. $1,800. 641-792-0378. Leave message.

LOVE SEAT/SOFA BED, in excellent condition,with flexsteel springs, no children, no pets, pastel green, make an offer. Kimbal Broadway Electric Organ, in excellent condition, make an offer. Large size Westbend electric bread maker, has been used very little, make an offer. 7924214. METATARSAL WORK Boots, size 10m, only worn twice $50. 641-275-5188.

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.

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. 4000 WATT 8 H.P. Coleman Power Mate Generator 110-220 outlets, used 10 hours $400 or OBO. 641-792-4858. ALL-POWER GENERATOR, 8000 w-13HP, with electric starter, $1000 New, asking $400. 641521-2277. ANTIQUE CORN Planter, 2 row, horse drawn. 641526-3352 or 641-5213448. CHEVROLET S-10 EURO 3-D tail lights New! $80. 1950 ½ Pint “Winters” Milk Bottle $5. Hull pottery-Tea Pot, Creamer & Sugar, 1 candle holder, Parchment & Pine pattern $100. Hand made Quilt 80 x 78 $30. 3 old wooden bats, 33” x 35”, some damage on handles $5. each. 792-8017. DALE EARNHARDT Jr. 1:64 Collectible Cars $15 each. 515-313-7803. EVINRUDE 70 horsepower motor with tilt and trim, 1978. Needs power pack $750 or OBO. 641-7504185. OUTDOOR DOG Kennels, all 6' high, several sizes. $75 - $325. 641-521-3798.

NEW CORNER Cabinet with roll around shelves. $35. 641-792-8147. OAK WALL Curio, mirrored back, 3 shelves, 20” tall x 16” W x 4 1/2” D, damaged corner $10. Vintage Puss & Boots Creamer $25, watt #15 3-leaf Apple Creamer $40, watt #7 Bowl- Clematis $40, Roseville Cornucopia – Blue Magnolia $85, 1-Blue Zephyr Lily $85, or 2 @ $150, inside back storage, cover for 2010 Caliber $20. 641-275-7600. HARD ROCK maple Hutch: 68 ½”x 17”D x 48” Long excellent $125. If you don't have a way to haul, we can help. Solid Oak Entertainment Center, holds 26” TV, glass door on left, TV to Right, doors under open for storage, on rollers $75. Old Well Pump, damage on Base $60. 641840-0208. PEAK BATTERY Charger 700 Amp Jump Start only, tire inflator. $40 Firm cash only. 641-792-1582. COLLECTIONS OF 3 Christian monthly magazines: “Midnight Call” (prophetic end times) Mid 1998 to early 2009; Morris Cerrule “Victory Miracle Living” Feb 1997 to August 2001; and “Life Action Ministries” (revival) 2000 to 2009. Best Offer each set or sets. 641-792-6879. PORTABLE BLACK Dog Cage $50 Firm. Red Folding Walker on wheels $100 Firm. 1-641-831-5339.

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 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. SUNQUEST TANNING Bed, model Pro 205, have manual and papers with it. $250 call after 3:00. 641275-5515. SWAY BAR and Receiver Hitch for travel trailer. $400 or OBO. 641-330-5215. TONY LAMA Cowboy Boots, size 9, black, like new $80 or OBO. 641-2755188. 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.


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 $3995 for both cars. 641791-2220.

Newton Manufacturing Company is hiring for two additional part-time positions working 15 to 20 hours per week. Primary duty is telephone and email contact to generate sales. Applicants must possess a professional work ethic and must have excellent communication skills for written and telephone contact with suppliers and customers. Computer related skills with strong mathematical & problem solving abilities are essential. Training period provided for up to 90 days with base pay and commission. Pay is 100% commission based thereafter, with annual bonus. The Company offers the advantages of working for a nationally-known and respected leader in the promotional advertising industry. Interested applicants may apply at Newton Manufacturing Company, 1123 1st Ave E, Newton, IA or may send cover letter and resume to: Newton Manufacturing Company Attn: Jayne McKeever Vice President Human Resources PO Box 927 Newton, IA 50208-0927 (An Equal Opportunity Employer)

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2009 HONDA Accord Sudan, dark grey, perfect condition, 37,000 miles, has remote start $15,800. 641-521-7146. 1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.

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

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



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

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Astrograph Monday, April 21, 2014

The main barrier keeping us from speaking loving words is self-consciousness. With the cosmic tension between Uranus, Pluto and others, we’re so busy trying to feel comfortable that there’s very little energy left over to spend on helping others feel comfortable. It takes a confident, loving heart to rise above the usual human tendencies and share.

effort into prospecting for new and exciting arrangements.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 21). Because you look for hidden meaning and seek deeper knowledge, you will learn what very few know and find a place of honor in this niche. Family rifts are fixed in May. A personal goal will be tackled in June when the right mentor shows up on the scene. August brings the first of many victories in this regard. Gemini and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 38, 24, 16 and 22.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll be seeing what works with people. Once you get a reaction, you’ll know what people respond to. When you figure out why they are responding, you’ll really be onto something big.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). No matter how busy you get, you still put a certain amount of effort toward maintaining what you have. When things slow down, you also put

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The next small step is actually a big step. In order to take it gracefully, forget about matters of scale and just move forward in good faith and

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re good at hiding your feelings when you feel it benefits you to do so. Try not to let it become a habit or a kneejerk reaction, though. Don’t hide your feelings unless you have a good reason.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Rainbows are not the only beautiful illusions around. There’s a colorful person in your midst who may attempt to use his or her attractiveness for personal gain.

with nothing but the best intentions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sure, everything can change in the blink of an eye. But days and decades may also go by without much change at all. Right now, you have a great deal of say in the matter, so exercise your will. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are people who keep a finger on the pulse of culture and do their best to stay current. Then there are “sheeple,” who are so enslaved by a trend that they lose all individuality. It’s better to be uncool than to be a sheeple. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You like to save things that matter, but the problem is that there is quite a lot that seems to matter to you these days, and you can’t save it all — or maybe you could, but how would you organize it? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). You like familiarity to a degree, but there’s only so much you can

take of the same ol’ same ol’. Luckily, the afternoon brings a situation that gets your excitement levels burbling and buzzing. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Like most people, you like your solitude as long as it’s by choice. When it’s not by choice, you’ll be uncommonly brave about it. You’d rather be alone than use another person to cope with the fear of being alone. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There may be zero evidence that your idea is a gem or that the timing of it is good, but you still feel that you’ve got something. For now, that’s enough of a reason to move forward. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Would a true friend flatter you? Only harmlessly. Those who have your back won’t let you go forward with less than your best chance of success. If that means pumping your ego, so be it. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM

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Local Business

Moo’s BBQ opens Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Business Briefs

Stock edge higher at start of busy earnings week NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index had its best week since July last week as first-quarter corporate earnings began to come in. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,868 in the first 45 minutes of trading. The Down Jones industrial average gained 30 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,439. The Nasdaq composite climbed three points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,098. Halliburton rose $2.37, or 4 percent, to $63.29 after the company said it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago. More companies are scheduled to report firstquarter earnings this week. Netflix will release its earnings after the closing bell. Companies including McDonald’s, Delta Air Lines and Ford are also among those scheduled to release their results this week. S&P 500 companies are forecast to report a 1.1 percent decline in earnings for the period, according to data from S&P Capital IQ. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.70 percent from 2.72 percent on Friday. The price of oil rose 25 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $104.52 a barrel.

Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

Zach Johnson/Daily News Bottom right, clockwise: Moo’s BBQ held a soft opening on Saturday for 150 Newton citizens to try out Moo’s before the grand opening Tuesday. Moo’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Moo’s BBQ sandwiches are served on ciabatta or flat bread. Moo’s has three sauces that include a sweet, hot and Bridgehouse coffee blend. Moo’s owner Jeremy Biondi sits down with customers during the soft opening on Saturday. Moo’s owner Jeremy Biondi and his wife Nicole help organize the orders coming through on the soft open. When food orders are ready your called out by a movie character.

Iowa unemployment rate increases to 4.5 percent DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up to 4.5 percent in March, primarily driven by another large increase in the state’s labor force. The March jobless rate compared with 4.4 percent for February, and 4.8 percent for March one year ago.  Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate for March held steady at 6.7 percent.        “The Iowa economy reached a milestone in March, as the state’s total employment level climbed to a record high of 1,615,200, said Teresa Wahlert, director of Iowa Workforce Development.  “Total employment covers all working Iowans.  It includes wage and salary workers on nonfarm payrolls as well as agricultural workers, the self-employed, and also workers in private households and unpaid family members.”    The statewide estimate of unemployed persons edged up to 76,000 in March from 74,200 in February.  The number of unemployed stood at 79,300 one year ago.            The total number of working Iowans increased to 1,615,200 in March from 1,609,900 in February.  The current figure is 27,100 higher than one year ago.   

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WEST DES MOINES (AP) — West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city. Microsoft approached West Des Moines about the project roughly five years ago but had concerns over whether the city could provide the necessary infrastructure, according to the Des Moines Register. The new data center announced Friday is Microsoft’s second in West Des Moines. Dubbed Project Alluvion as a way to keep it a secret, the new data center will bring the company’s total investment in the city to just under $2 billion. West Des Moines Deputy City Manager Jody Smith said having the same staff members working on both Microsoft projects helped secure the new data center. “We’re a consistent group, and when we say we can get something done, we get it done,” Smith said. To help land the new project, both the city and state approved incentives for Microsoft, so long as the data center creates 84 jobs and adds $255 million in taxable value to West Des Moines. Once the data center is fully built out in five to seven years, that taxable value could add about $8 million a year in property tax revenue to the city. That represents about 14 percent of the city’s current annual operating budget. With infrastructure improvements and a connection between Microsoft’s two sites on the way, West Des Moines officials believe an extended technology corridor will form along a seven-mile stretch. That corridor would then become a hub, they hope, for new commercial development.


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