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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Carpenter wants to continue representing Jasper County
OBITUARIES Kenneth L. Pierce, 70 Jodon Woody, 41
By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer
Dennis Carpenter first publicly announced his intentions to run again as a member of the Jasper County Board of Supervisors in a less than 45 second speech at the March meeting of the county’s Republican Party. Carpenter’s was by far the shortest speech in a meeting that featured more than a dozen candidates speaking. A lot of candidates tend to take ad-
Willowbrook events coordinator retires
vantage of speaking opportunities, but this type of decision falls in line with his views on politics in general and his new campaign slogan: “It’s about representing the people of Jasper County and not running for the next election.” If re-elected, Carpenter would be entering his third term as a supervisor and second consecutive term. CARPENTER See Page 5A
Harsh winter results in major increase in water main breaks Special to the Daily News
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At Newton WaterWorks, employees will remember this past winter for the snow, ice and cold combining for a budget-bursting season of broken water mains, burst water meters and frozen pipes. From October 2013 through March, there were 30 water main breaks, and another 21 water main breaks occurred from January to March, according to a news release from Newton WaterWorks. This is more than double the previous year. There are approximately 150 miles of water main in the city. WaterWorks officials said an estimated $62,000 plus $10,000 in overtime will have been spent by the end of the budget year in June. The amount budgeted in FY13-14 for water main repair is $32,000 and $5,000 overtime. Many of the older mains lie under the streets, and at least $30,000 will be spent on street repairs and parking restoration. Also, an outside contractor was hired to look for breaks using leak detection equipment. Not only are the actual repairs costly, but high water loss is also quite costly. For instance, water loss in March is estimated at 20 percent of the water produced for the month. That equates to 30,000,000 gallons equal to $42,000 worth of treated water. Normal water loss runs between 4 and 10 percent. Because of the severity of the winter, additional breaks may surface yet this spring. “The utility would like to thank its customers for being patient with disruptions in service,” WaterWorks General Manager L.D. Palmer stated in the news release. “Customers have been very helpful in reporting breaks.”
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Informational I&I program series ends
By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer
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Newton Public Works Director Keith Laube and Public Works Engineering Technician III Joe Grife finished the third and final meeting of the Infiltration and Inflow Program series that took place this month in the DMACC auditorium. “The information meetings went good and we had a chance to get some information out to the public,” Laube said. “The homeowners and property owners seem to be supportive of the program, wanting to see corrective action taken to eliminate the backups they have in their basement. It’s a problem were trying to solve in the community and so far were looking good.” The Newton City Council meeting on Monday had a housing theme, with many topics concerning the Housing Incentive Program and the goal of having more people move to town. “We will continue to keep homeowners and property owners aware of the I&I program as more people move into or build new homes in Newton,” Laube said.
Mike Mendenhall/Daily News The anticipated abandonment of nearly 11 miles of track by the Iowa Interstate Railroad could lead to a proposed extension of a multi-purpose bike and recreational trail, connecting southern Jasper County with Mitchellville and Polk County.
Proposed rail abandonment spurs prospects for rec trail By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer It’s a grand vision, interconnecting all of central Iowa by a recreational bike trail system. Former U.S. Rep. Neal Smith, whose namesake wildlife refuge is located south of Prairie City, envisioned a trail system extending from Pella to Fort Madison. But he knew it would take small steps to get there. Last month, another one of those small steps began to look possible. March 5, the Iowa Interstate Railroad filed a memo with the federal Surface Transportation Board stating it plans to abandon the rail corridor extending from Highway F62 W southeast of Prairie City through Jasper County to Highway S27 near Mitchellville. This 10.75-mile stretch, dubbed by IAIS as the “Prairie City Segment,” is part of a larger vision to connect Marion, Jasper and Polk counties with a paved recreational trail system. If abandoned as proposed, county and local leaders could begin the process of designating it a greenway, Prairie City City Administrator Manny Toribio said. “For many years there has been discussion as to what would happen if that rail line ever was abandoned and we had the opportunity to put in a trail,” he said. “We’ve thought that a multi-use trail would be good for the visibility of our community.”
“For many years there has been discussion as to what would happen if that rail line ever was abandoned and we had the opportunity to put in a trail. We’ve thought that a multiuse trail would be good for the visibility of our community.” — Prairie City City Administrator Manny Toribio
According to its memo, the IAIS expects to file its official petition for abandonment by the end of April. In August, Toribio held an initial Steering Committee meeting to begin preliminary plans on the “Rails to Trails” process. Leaders in the business community, along with county conservation and city officials, attended the meeting. Andrea Chase is the trails coordinator for the Iowa Natural Heritage
Foundation. Her organization is involved in the petitioning and research that goes into turning a rail corridor into a recreational trail. After a railway is discontinued by the a railroad company, the INHF also can petition the transportation board to preserve the rail path with “rail banking.” Chase explained that once a discontinued segment is banked, it’s reserved solely for transportation use. If the corridor is simply abandoned, any land leased or acquired through condemnation by a rail company would go back to its original deedholder. In many cases, this can require research going back more than a century. Rail banking the system will allow local jurisdictions the opportunity to use it for alternative transportation purposes, such as walking or biking. It also allows the railroad company the option to reopen that track in the future if it ever deems it necessary. But Chase stressed that rail re-institution has never happened in Iowa due to rail banking. Chase said the INHF will assist city leaders with their experience in the rail-banking process. But she also stressed it is a local effort and her organization is there to “make sure they hit all the marks along the way.” TRAIL See Page 5A
Absentee ballots for primary election available today Absentee ballots for the upcoming June 3 Jasper County Primary Election will be available beginning today, according to Dennis K. Parrott, Jasper County auditor and commissioner of elections. Persons wishing to vote by absentee ballot may do so personally in the office of the Commissioner of Elections, Room 201, Jasper County Courthouse in Newton beginning today. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registered voters also may request a ballot be mailed to them by calling the office at (641) 792-7016 and requesting an absentee ballot request form mailed to them. The voter then completes the information on the request form and mails the ballot request form back to the auditor’s office and an absentee ballot will be mailed to them. A registered voter must be registered as either a Democrat or a Republican and vote that specific party’s ballot for the Primary Election. Be sure to mark the party designation box on the absentee ballot request form. For more information, call the auditor’s office at (641) 792-7016.
Newton Employee Relations Committee to meet today The Newton Employee Relations Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda items include discussion of the current evaluation process and parks secretary hours.
‘Barn’ dance on Friday An old-fashioned “barn” dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Pella Memorial Building, 829 Broadway St. in Pella. Admission is $5 with a family maximum of $20.
NHS open to view prom decorations on Saturday The public viewing for the Newton Senior High School 2014 prom decorations will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The cafeteria, auditorium and upper and lower gyms will be decorated.
JCRSP to celebrate spring with luncheon The Jasper County Retired School Personnel Association will meet for its annual spring luncheon at noon Tuesday. Those wishing to attend only the program and meeting should plan to arrive by 12:45 p.m. The program will be vocal students of Norm Grimm from Newton Senior High School. A short business meeting will follow the program. The group meets at First Presbyterian Church. The church has a handicapaccessible entrance on the west side. This will be the association’s final meeting until September. Contact Pam Andrews at (641) 7929583 for more information.
“Iowa Shop Hop - Northeast” June 7, 2014 (Saturday) Participate in the 3rd annual “Iowa Shop Hop” event traveling to eight Iowa participating quilt shops! Morning snack, lunch and evening meal provided with lots of fun along the way!
Deadline: May 20, 2014 (641)792-1980
100 N. 2nd Ave. W., Newton www.jhtraveltours.com
Steak Night Friday, April 25th Starting at 5pm
Includes: Salad, Steak, Potato, & sides
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Newton YMCA establishes college scholarship; applications due April 30 Applications for the new Newton YMCA college scholarship are now available. The scholarship was recently established to help students seeking high education and to promote youth development, one of the Y’s three main focuses. One senior graduating from NHS will be awarded a one-time $500 scholarship to attend a twoor four-year college or university of their choice. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate the four core values of the YMCA — caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. “We are very excited to offer this scholarship to a graduating senior and to help promote life-
long learning,” said Jessica Lowe, Newton YMCA membership director. “We hope this scholarship can take away the burden of the cost of books for a semester, help purchase a computer for school, or simply offer help in getting all the necessities a freshman needs.” NHS seniors can apply for the scholarship by requesting an application from their guidance counselor. Students may also request an application form from Lowe via e-mail at jessica.lowe@ newtonymca.org. Completed applications should be returned to NHS guidance department, mailed or dropped of at the Newton Y on April 30. The YMCA will be raising
money to ensure the scholarship continues for years to come and can be offered county-wide during the Granny Basketball Extravaganza. The exhibition game will feature the YMCA Globetrotters and the Granny Mustangs at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Berg Middle School gym. Admission is $3, and a pie auction will be conducted during halftime. All proceeds from the event will go toward the YMCA’s College Scholarship Fund. “The scholarship is just another way we are working to improve the lives in our community,” Lowe said. “We realize how costly college is for students and we want to help as much as we can.”
Audit report on Newton school district released Nolte, Cornman & Johnson PC recently released an audit report on the Newton Community School District. The district’s revenues totaled $35,847,358 for the year ended June 30, 2013, a .73 percent increase from the prior year. Revenues included in property tax of
$11,085,197; income surtax of $427,544; statewide sales, services and use tax of $2,563,842; charges for service of $1,542,975; operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $3,496,451; capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $219,156; un-
restricted state grants of $16,297,685; unrestricted interest of $978; and other general revenues of $213,530. Expenses for district operations totaled $35,235,758, a 9.63 percent increase from the prior year. Expenses included $13,132,898 for regular instruction;
$5,188,259 for special instruction; and $3,211,445 for administrative services. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the district secretary’s office, the state auditor’s office and state auditor’s website at http://auditor.iowa.gov/ reports/index.html.
Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The wood and iron steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fog by a larger ship. The collision came soon after family members bid their loved ones safe passage and the Chester departed with 106 passengers for Eureka, Calif., and Portland, Ore. Moments later, it was split in two by the Oceanic, a ship more than twice its size, killing 13 passengers, including two children, and three crew members. More than 125 years later, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team found the shipwreck in 217 feet of water just inside the Golden Gate Bridge while the scientists were charting shipping channels. A display featuring the images and history of the shipwreck is planned at San Francisco’s Chrissy Field, which looks out over the spot where the Chester sank, just in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Laura Pagano, a member of the NOAA team, said she became emotional while learning they had found the wreckage. “It was sad in a way because of the loss of life,” she said, with the Golden Gate looming behind her. “But to be able to connect with maritime history from a wreck found ... more than 100 years ago was immensely fulfilling.” The crew used a multi-beam sonic imaging system to capture three-dimensional images of the wreckage. The NOAA researchers then put together research about what happened, and found newspaper articles and transcripts of testimony from the accident investigation. James Delgado, a NOAA shipwreck researcher and archaeologist who was chief scientist for the
2010 mapping of the Titanic, said newspapers at the time put much of the blame for the deaths on the crew of the Oceanic immigrant steamer that survived the ordeal with a few dents in its hull. NOAA scientists, however, say much of the newspaper coverage failed to include witness accounts of heroism, and that the official investigation faulted the Chester’s skipper with the accident. “The papers initially reacted, talking about the tragedy and accusations that the Chinese crew stood by and let people drown,” Delgado said. “But what happens is you start to see things also come out ... countering that. Some leapt in water to save a drowning child.” At the time, San Francisco Bay was one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping ports. While there was fog when the Chester set off, research showed the seas were calm except for a strong incoming tide that created a rip current off Fort Point that affected the Chester’s ability to move quickly. The two ships spotted each other when they were about a half-mile apart but failed to reverse their engines in time. The Oceanic’s bow went 10 feet into the hull of the Chester, and the Oceanic’s captain kept some momentum in the ship to keep the hole plugged in an effort to give people a chance to escape. Still, five or six minutes later, the Chester was gone. “The Oceanic crew was up on the bow reaching down to survivors on the Chester, lifting them on the deck,” said Robert Schwemmer, NOAA’s West Coast regional maritime heritage coordinator. “After the collision, in five or six minutes, the Oceanic crew went on to save a lot of people.” It was the second worst maritime disaster inside the bay in terms of loss of life, NOAA said. The worst was the SS City of Rio de Janeiro in 1901, a steamer that struck a reef inside the bay and led to the deaths of more than 120.
Prairie City Slow Pitch League Playing Wednesday Evenings 7:00 Start Time Starting May 14th
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“Topless” Car Wash Date: April 26, 2014 Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Newton Health Care Center will be having their annual “TOPLESS” car wash! Donations will be accepted to wash your car, everything but the tOP!
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Kenneth L. Pierce
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Kenneth L. Pierce, 70, of Colfax died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the First Baptist Church in Colfax. Burial will follow at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
Jodon Woody, 41, of Baxter died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Baxter Care Center. Funeral services are currently pending at Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter.
Gibbs retires from Willowbrook
Newton Police Department • Hank L. Benson, 25, of Kellogg was charged with violation of a no-contact order after authorities stopped a vehicle at 1:09 p.m. April 15 in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue East after observing Benson, a passenger in the vehicle, not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities determined there was a no-contact order between Benson and the driver, and he was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Jeremy J. Jones, 21, of Newton was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of pills with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:35 a.m. April 15 in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue East for driving with a suspended license. Jones admitted to having “dope” in the vehicle. During a search, authorities found eight baggies of methamphetamine weighing 3.8 grams, four baggies and a small jar of marijuana weighing 6.7 grams, five valium pills and one morphine pill. Authorities also found a scale with meth and marijuana residue, two marijuana pipes, a burnt roach with residue, a one-hitter with residue and a glass meth pipe with residue. Jones also had $96 in cash. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • A 15-year-old Newton female was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to an accident at 8:19 a.m. April 15. The girl was traveling east in the 700 block of South Fifth Avenue West when she struck a parked vehicle owned by Danial Vasquez of Newton, causing an estimated $3,000 damage to his vehicle and an estimated $4,000 damage to her vehicle. Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office • Christopher S. Fields, 22, of Kellogg was charged with public intoxication after authorities observed him walking at 3:17 a.m. Friday in the 9000 block of Impala Avenue. Fields smelled of alcohol and fell down twice. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Christopher J. Lehrkamp, 27, and Bradford K. Lehrkamp, 31, both of Newton, each were charged with simple domestic abuse assault after authorities responded to a complaint at 6:55 p.m. April 16 at 301 Highway S52 N. of a male with a knife. A witness reported both men were fighting on the front lawn. Christopher stated Bradford chased him with a knife, and Bradford stated Christopher grabbed him by his shirt and ripped it off. Both were charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Eric L. Smith, 36, of Newton was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after authorities stopped him at 9:50 p.m. April 17 at Park Lane and Emerson Hough Drive. He failed sobriety tests, and a breath test indicated a BAC of .165. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail.
Kate Malott/Daily News Top: Dee Gibbs hugs a participant at Willowbrook Adult Day Center on Friday during her retirement party. Gibbs was the long-time events coordinator for the facility, working more than 20 years and was involved since its inception. Above: Park Centre and Willowbrook Executive Director Brad Boatright said a few words of thanks to Gibbs during her retirement party. Boatright, Willowbrook Director Margot Voshell and other staff also spoke. Bottom left: Gibbs stands with daughter Allison Gibbs and her mother during the party. Her husband, Bill Gibbs, was also there to greet visitors. There was food, fruit punch and Steve Knight sang classic songs during the party.
Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Penny Bingo 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church TOPS Iowa 927 Newton 9 a.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church
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On The Z-Train
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Kelley not responsive to constituent’s Second Amendment questions To the editor: The Newton Daily News has published numerous pictures of State Rep. Dan Kelley in recent months that involve city and county residents. And I think it is great that city and county residents get exposure through our local newspaper. What I do take exception to is Rep. Kelly having ample time for photo ops, but doesn’t have the time to respond on issues that are important to me. Using the email address published in the Newton Daily News, I have emailed Rep. Kelley four times since Feb. 8 (2/8, 3/1, 3/26, 3/29). In addition, I have left him a voice message going through the state government switchboard. I have not received a single response of any kind. In contrast, I have emailed State Sen. Dennis Black and have received a response every time. The subject of my contacts to Rep. Kelley revolves around Second Amendment rights. He has indicated to me in prior communications (last year) that he is, in fact, a supporter of the Second Amendment. I would like to see Rep. Kelley get past the talk stage and move into the arenas of voting for and sponsoring pro Second Amendment legislation. Rep. Kelley states on his website: “I’m Dan Kelley, a long-time resident of Jasper County. I serve in the Iowa House representing the 29th district. I am committed to being your voice in the Statehouse!” If “representing” and “committed” are defined by not responding to a constituent once in a more than twomonth time period, then I think we need a new representative. Our representatives are servants of the people, plain and simple. Yet, by being silent, we let them take us for granted and allow them to focus on re-election rather than protecting those rights that our country was founded on. If we ignore the opportunity to protect our rights, our rights will go away. Rather than promoting Kelley’s reelection bid (through face and name recognition), the Newton Daily News would serve the residents of Jasper County in a much nobler way, by having all of our elected officials publicly state their specific stand on all proposed Second Amendment legislation. Chris Bollhoefer Newton
I spent last weekend doing an evaluation on many aspects of my life. The evaluation brought up a series of questions that, with the help of family and friends, I have been able to find some answers to. A friend described my By Zach Johnson journalism Staff Writer career as having two eras, being “Hometown Kid” and “On The Z-Train.” The answer to my evaluation was made clear with the help of an amazing girl, who reminded me that I should strive to give the best of me, which can be defined by Z-Train. “On The Z-Train” was my sports column that I wrote for Newton Senior High School and Iowa Central Community College. I found myself laughing as I was having a discussion with Newton Daily News Senior Staff Writer Ty Rushing, in which he proclaimed that “Hometown Kid” was my grown man image. When I took time to evaluate the difference between the two eras, it came down to one era being about me being hungry to be the best. By going back to the Z-Train, I’m wanting to show that, although I am grown, age hasn’t changed my spirit. I know to most the simple idea of a name doesn’t mean much because in the end what truly makes a name is what you do with it. It
was Batman who said it best: “It’s not who I am, but what I do that defines me.” It was with the help of an amazing friend and dance partner that made me realize, although I am not the same guy I was in high school, my spirit from then is legendary. It’s not legendary by an amazing task but because many people today have told me a story about the Z-Train. The stories, the loyalty and memory of those who I have had a chance to impact will continue even when my heart beats its last beat and my lungs take their final breath. It will only be who I was that dies with me psychically, but my spirit will live on. The best thing to do now is to “get the ‘Kid’ out.” I know “On The Z-Train” will not be a sports column after today, but it will keep one original theme which is passion. In the first edition of “On The Z-Train,” I wanted to take a chance to celebrate summer with five of my summer loves. Great Food: I know I am a fat kid, so of course food will be on the list. In my life, I have been spoiled with great food and experiences with food, from working the grill with my dad to watching my Great-Grandma Ruth cook on an old-fashioned stove. My family loves to travel around the state, so no matter where I go, I can always find some great food. Smooth Beverage: It doesn’t matter if its an adult beverage or a specially made tea, nothing beats quenching your thirst with
an ice-cold beverage. My family has inspired me to know what a smooth beverage is, even though we don’t hangout as much anymore. I have to give Jace from the Manhattan a shout-out, as he has without a doubt provided me a beverage that I am sure I will enjoy on the outdoor patio of the Manhattan for the duration of the summer. Live Music: Don’t get me wrong, I love live music yearround, but summer is a time when, on any given weekend, you can find an amazing live music show going on around the state, not just in Newton. Summer Girls: It was June 1999, a boy band group name Lyte Funkie Ones (LFO) came out with a song called “Summer Girls.” Its one of those songs on my shame list that I love. Every summer, I seem to meet a group of girls who always seem to just show up and make the summer more memorable. Summer Vacation: I know many will be sad and have tears, but I also know many will celebrate on the town square when I take my vacation during the Fourth of July festivities. The plan is to return to northern Michigan to embark on a sailing adventures with my family. Once there, the only writing I will be doing is from my Taylor Swift notebook to chronicle all of my adventures. In the end, I want to thank you, the readers, for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and am passionate about everyday — writing.
Overachieving When the paramedics were called, I realized that my efforts to relive my college years perhaps had gone too far. I’ve always been an overachiever in the most ridiculous ways. I’m not referring to obsessively removBy Katiedid ing milkweed Langrock from the garCreators Syndicate den for lactose-intolerant butterflies. That would require using my superpowered hyperfocusing ability for good. I only switch gears into overachiever drive in efforts to be contrary. When my professors would ask for a 10-page paper proving their set point of view, I would hand in a 20-page paper disproving it. Double the work, double the grade deduction. I may be history’s only overachiever who does extra work to fail. Last week, I returned to the classroom, attending the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the University of Dayton. This time at college, I came ready to listen, to learn, to write my assigned papers for the assigned number of pages and to go into overachiever overdrive by partying like the Mad Hatter on steroids. Only an hour’s drive from where I attended Miami University, I went against the consensus to rest during my free time from the conference and instead used this first trip away from my baby to do double duty: enhance my adult vo-
cation by day, enhance my alcohol tolerance with old college friends by night. After a full day of seminars and workshops, I’d return to my college pal’s apartment by 10 p.m., hit the bars until 4 a.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. to do it again. Folks said it was impossible. That I would burn out. Pass out. “Leave the partying for the undergrads. You’re a mom now.” I’ve always been an overachiever in the most ridiculous ways. I needed to show the world I could be it all. To justify still owning a pair of hooker boots. To see 4 a.m. because I wanted to watch the sunrise, not because I was woken by a gassy baby. To prove to myself, even if it was just for a few days, that I could still walk that line, that I could be multiple versions of me at once: Professional. Mother. Party girl. That I could reside in the in-between. I nursed beers while wearing old nursing bras. Handed out loose business cards from a baby wipes travel case. FaceTimed with my son from inside crowded classrooms, crowded bars and the back seat of my car after taking fiveminute catnaps. I forced separate parts of my identity to coexist. I wonder whether this is how the idea for “Sharktopus” originated. The last night of the conference, I drove to my old college campus, a final push to prove I was still young, sexy, fun. To prove I still belonged. I should’ve known it would be a losing battle when the marquee for the bar we always danced at on ‘80s night read, “Tuesday: ‘90s Night!”
I wasn’t alone in this venture. Three of my college friends joined me in the overzealous pursuit of momentarily incorporating our younger selves into the adults we’d become. At the bar, a group of seniors celebrated finishing their final assignment before entering the adult world. They asked how old we were and laughed when we told them. “Aren’t you a little too ancient to be here?” one of them asked. Rounds of shots, spilled beer, sloppy dancing and a million songs on the jukebox later, we closed down our college town. Take that, 22-year-olds! The procreating professionals are in the hizzouse — or whatever kids say these days. The next morning, we had our answer to that senior’s question. Holy hangover, yes, we were too ancient to be there. While my friend puked up the previous night’s ambitions, the rest of us explored new buildings that were built over the old ones we had attended. The campus was no longer ours. I was in the university bookstore when my friend called to say paramedics were bringing her to the hospital for dehydration. She joked that we had done right by our younger selves. She, too, was an overachiever in the most ridiculous of ways. Before heading to the hospital, I purchased a university decal to place on my car window next to my “baby on board” sign and my work’s garage parking permit. Sometimes being it all is not about proving it but about just owning it.
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Trail Continued from Page 1A “I’ve worked at the foundation for eight years now, and ever since I came on board the city administrators and community leaders have been asking me when (this segment) was going to be abandoned,” Chase said. “I feel like this has been a long time coming. The communities have been wanting it for so long.” Jasper County Conservation Director Kari Van Zante has also been working on the proposed project. “I’ve been sending letters to the railroad for years,” she said. “I always was turned down every time until last May. They’ve finally changed their mind.” Of course, the ultimate goal is connect the trail system to Altoona, and eventually the Des Moines metro area. In conjunction with work on the Steering Committee, Toribio has been in discussion with the Marion and Polk county conservation directors to eventually connect Dia-
mond Head Trail through the Prairie City Segment to Mitchellville and leading to Altoona. The segment of track between Mitchellville and Altoona is still considered active by the IAIS, Chase said. But the leaders hope this will one day change. Another hurdle is funding. Toribio said state and federal grants potentially could assist in the construction of the proposed trail, but many times a county-level match of funds is required. Since the planning is in the early stages, he said he has yet to discuss the proposed trail with the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. Toribio acknowledged the county’s other funding commitments such as the recent action of resurfacing trails near Baxter. The board would have to take into account future maintenance costs on the new trail. But those associated in the planning said trails like this bring with them economic incentives. The 25-mile “High Trestle” recreational trail extends from it’s southern most point in Ankeny through Slater, Madrid and
Woodward. The project took community leaders eight years to complete from concept to final touches. Chase said this is “lightening speed” for a project of that size. But Chase gave examples of economic development associated with the trail completion. A cafe in Woodward doubled its staff after the Trestle Trail began to pick up traffic, and a bed and breakfast and a bike shop opened in Slater. “Looking at the end product of the High Trestle Trail, it brings an attraction and a quality of life benefit to these small rural towns,” she said. There can be lengthy timelines in trail projects. Chase said the average length of time for a project this size is roughly eight years from start to finish, but she said it depends on funding, as well as community enthusiasm and support. “You always have to have a plan in case it could happen,” Toribio said. “And that’s what everyone is trying to do; take small steps and get to the big end.”
Senate renews effort to legalize medical marijuana DES MOINES (AP) — A renewed effort to legalize the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy won bipartisan support Wednesday in the Iowa Senate. A three-member subcommittee, then the full Senate Ways and Means Committee, approved a measure that would allow the medical use of oil derived from marijuana as a last-resort treatment for chronic epilepsy. The measure is now eligible for floor debate. Sen. Joe Bolkcom, DIowa City and chairman of the committee, said the legislation is an “important first step” to help Iowa residents who have
exhausted all other options. The form of marijuana that would be legalized cannot be smoked and doesn’t create a high, and it would have to be obtained in another state that produces the oil. A written recommendation from a neurologist would be required for patients and caregivers to legally possess and use the oil, and they would have to acquire a registration card through Iowa’s Department of Public Health. Bolkcom said the registration approval through the department creates checks and balances to ensure the drug is in the hands of the
intended subset of the population. Those who unlawfully possess or use the oil in violation of the reasons provided for in the bill would be subject to punishment. Sen. Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines, said he and other lawmakers have worked closely with Gov. Terry Branstad’s administration to draft something as narrow as possible, particularly a provision of the measure that would allow medical marijuana users who move to Iowa from other states to use only the oil. Bolkcom said lawmakers in the House have also been working on the
legislation. Efforts by women who have children with epilepsy changed some lawmakers’ views on the issue and sparked a revival of a bill previously believed to be dead. “If this is one way to help these families and these kids be able to control their seizures or prevent them, where these kids can get on with their lives or start developing in a normal way ... if it can do that under all of the narrow circumstances outlined in this legislation, we need to do it for all of the right reasons,” said Senate President Pam Jochum, DDubuque.
“I have been blessed to have been given the opportunity to represent the people of Jasper County since 2011 (beginning of his second term),” Carpenter said. “Many things have been accomplished in Jasper County government that has reduced the costs of running county government. “Jasper County is managed conservatively, and the last four budgets reflect how well conservatism works when practiced. The state auditor’s report reflects how well Jasper County managed its resources, during the 2013 fiscal year.” Carpenter cited how the FY13 report showed Jasper County cut operational expenses by 9 percent from FY12 and it collected 4 percent less in revenue than in FY12. In addition, he pointed out that property taxes have remained flat for the last four years. “Jasper County is managed like a business — as efficiently as possible — the elected officials, department heads and employees are always looking for ways to reduce the cost of operating county government,” Carpenter said. “Jasper County has a great team of employees, who help with reducing the cost of county government.” Some of the ways he listed the county has trimmed expenses during his time on the board include: installing a geothermal heating and cooling system at the Jasper County Courthouse; having energy efficient windows placed on the courthouse; installing a new internet based phone system, which he said saves between $20,000 to $30,000 annually. Carpenter added that the county tries to finds ways to save money by dividing an outgoing employees job duties towards a current county employee if possible. “Since 2009, eight positions have been eliminated by people retiring or quitting and they were not replaced. That savings is $464,102 per year,” Carpenter said. He also cited that the supervisors haven’t accepted a pay raise since 2008, and that no current member of the board has ever taken a pay raise during their respective tenures on the board. He also said the county refinanced its debt twice, which will result in a $761,000 savings over a 10 year period. Besides financial savings, Carpenter said he is proud of the job this board has done in maintaining the courthouse — the Jasper County Historical Building Preservation Society helped them secure a $561,000 tax credit from the State of Iowa to offset all the work done on it since 2001. He said he is also happy to have been a part of establishing the Jasper County Emergency Operations Command Center, which is located at the former National Guard Armory in Newton. “If a disaster should occur, the emergency personnel will operate out of this building,” Carpenter said. “The building is classified as a green building and prior to the county getting it, the State of Iowa had done $1 million worth of work on the site.” Carpenter said he is grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve Jasper County’s citizens in the past and would enjoy the opportunity to continue serving them as a county supervisor. “I just enjoy helping people. When they’ve got a problem, I represent them and I go help solve it. I love what I do,” Carpenter said. Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at email@example.com.
Iowa House, Senate OK higher education funding increase DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa House and Senate have approved an education budget that should let higher education officials freeze tuition for a second-straight year. The Des Moines Register reported both chambers approved a $986.1 budget Wednesday night
and sent the measure to Gov. Terry Branstad. The spending plan includes 4 percent increases for Iowa’s three public universities, plus an additional $2.6 million for the University of Northern Iowa. Lawmaker were able to resolve a disagreement over funding of the University of Iowa. House Re-
publicans had wanted to give Iowa a smaller increase. The bill also increases general aid to community colleges by 4.1 percent, to $201.3 million. Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter thanked lawmakers for the funding increase.
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Parents are appalled by man’s indifference to his young son DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son, “Wayne,” who is single, has a 3-year-old son. We didn’t learn about the child until he was more than a year old, when Wayne was asked to take a paternity test. Luckily, we have been able to form a good relationship with our grandson’s mother and see him often. However, our son has shown no interest. He pays child support, but has little interaction. Wayne is an only child. I love him, but I never wanted another one. I was never comfortable around or interested in young children except for my own son. Could he have gotten this from me? Friends and family have commented on Wayne’s lack of interest in his son, and I’m tired of making excuses or telling people to mind their own business. Wayne says he feels resentment and doesn’t want to be around this child. I have tried to explain that he’ll regret it in years to come, but he won’t listen. My husband is appalled that our son would act this way, but he seems to forget that I was the one who did everything with Wayne. I did the Boy Scouts, movies, horses, trips, etc. He did almost nothing with Wayne and his friends. At this point, I don’t know what to do and would like some advice. — MOM IN ILLINOIS DEAR MOM: Your son is displacing his anger at himself onto his son. He should have used birth control and he knows it. It’s not fair, but Wayne does not appear to be the most mature of 23-year-olds. Rather than blame yourself for the fact that he wants no involvement, consider that children usually model themselves after their same-gender parent. Because your husband was so uninvolved with Wayne, it is possible that Wayne has no idea of what a father’s role ought to be. A parenting class could fix this — if your son is willing to take one. Until then, continue to be the supportive and loving grandparents your
grandson needs because, aside from his mother, it appears you’re all the backup the little boy has. DEAR ABBY: I come from a troubled family. I am just now realizing that there is more to life than posting bond for family members and getting people out of jail at 3 a.m. I got my GED and started college this year. Although I try to keep them at bay, they call me with one family crisis or another, and it’s putting stress on everyone around me. I’d love to have a positive relationship with my family, but drama seems to follow them everywhere. Should I just let them go and move on with my life, or continue doing the same as always? Must I drop everything I’m doing to jump and run every time the phone rings? — FAMILY DRAMA IN TEXAS DEAR FAMILY DRAMA: Every time you come to the rescue, you further enable your relatives to do whatever it is that has gotten them in hot water. That you have managed to separate yourself to the extent you have, and achieve to the level you have reached, is admirable. But if you’re going to continue to accomplish your goals, you cannot allow your family to distract you from your studies. Set limits. Let them know when you can’t be disturbed and turn your phone off. They’ll survive and you’ll thrive.
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Sip for Success: staying hydrated This time of year, as the temperatures become more pleasant and the frost melts away, many of us are beginning to spend more time outdoors. Whether it’s to start tending the garden again or to shake off the remnants of cabin fever with more regular exercise, it’s easy to forget how much water our bodies need when the temperatures haven’t caught up to our enthusiasm. Even if you don’t sweat much or feel thirsty, it’s still important to pay attention to your hydration needs. Most people need around eight cups of fluids a day, but that amount can vary based on each person’s needs. More exercise or outdoor activity tends to increase fluid needs. Thirst is not always a good indicator of our hydration status. Normally, by the time your body registers it’s thirsty, you’re already a little bit dehydrated. Juice, sports drinks, and sodas can be delicious to drink, but they’re also loaded with sugar, which means excess calories most of us don’t need. For more vigorous physical activity, such as running or biking, consider including a sports drink with electrolytes — sodium and potassium — only if you plan to exercise continuously for one hour or more. Many people think of caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, and regular cola as contributing to dehydration. If you’re not used to drinking caffeine on a regular basis, these drinks can have mildly diuretic effects. However, if you habitually drink caffeine, you are less likely to experience the dehydration associated with consumption of these beverages, but that doesn’t mean you should skip on water. You don’t have to give up these drinks completely, but try to think of them more as a “sometimes treat.” Water is best for our fluid needs, and it’s usually the cheapest option. When you do want something with an extra kick, try one of the following suggestions. Start with a glass of water — tap, bottled, sodium-free seltzer or sparkling spring water. Mix and match from these refreshing additions: • Lemons • Limes • Oranges
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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling Diabetes is a disease in which sugar builds up in the blood. The most common form is tied to obesity, and the number of diabetics has ballooned with the rise in obesity. Today, roughly 1 in 10 U.S. adults has the disease, and it is the nation’s seventh leading cause of death, according to the CDC. The obese are already at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes. But diabetics seem to have more narrowing of their blood vessels — a condition that can further foster those problems. In the 1990s, key studies showed that diabetics could keep their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol under control. The research suggested that vision and heart problems, leg and foot amputations and other diabetes complications were not necessarily inevitable. Meanwhile, insurance programs expanded coverage of blood sugar monitors and diabetes treatment. Gradually, larger numbers of diabetics were diagnosed earlier and with milder disease. For the new study, the CDC tallied complication rates from 1990 to 2010 for diabetics ages 20 or older. During that time, the heart attack rate fell 68 percent, from 141
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Lolo Jones returns to Drake for shuttle hurdle relay DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lolo Jones has decided to run the Drake Relays after waffling on a return to her hometown meet a year ago. But rather than compete in the high-profile 100-meter hurdles, Jones will make her transition from the bobsled back to the blue oval in a much more relaxed event. Jones The two-time Olympic hurdler and 2014 Sochi Games bobsledder will take it relatively easy Friday night when she competes in the shuttle hurdle relay. Jones will be missing out on quite the main event — one she has lost
2014 Drake Relays Area Athletes Competition Schedule Thursday 3 p.m. — Boys’ discus — Zach Samson, CMB 3:30 p.m. — Girls’ shot put — Michaela Bleeker, Newton 4:10 p.m. — Girls’ 3,000-m run — Grace Coen, Newton Friday Preliminaries 8 a.m. — Girls’ 100-m hurdles — Lexi Kain, PCM 8:16 a.m. — Boys’ 110-m hurdles — Deonne Harris, Newton; Bryce Kemp, CMB 8:30 a.m. — Boys’ shot put — Zach Samson, CMB 8:46 a.m. — Boys’ 100-m dash — Meliek Meyer, Bailee Samson, Lynnville-Sully; Bryce Kemp, CMB 5:10 p.m. — Girls’ 4x100-m relay — Newton (Kacy Cazett, Sydney Jenkins, Amber Karsten, Leela Spencer); PCM (Jayci Vos, Mackenzie Clarke, Emily Hugen, Lexi Kain); Pella Christian (Kathyrn Van Tuyl, Sarah Meyer, Taylor Bolt, Leah Breon) 6:10 p.m. Boys’ 4x100-m relay — Newton (J.T. Thongvanh, Jarom Williams, Earl Kimmel,
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Schroder signs to wrestling for Northwestern By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — Ray Schroder approached selecting a college much like he prepared for a wrestling match. He found what worked for him and put the plan in action. Newton’s Schroder signed a national letter of intent to wrestle next fall for Northwestern College of Orange City. Schroder said he saw opportunities to continue his wrestling career along with the strong academic program offered at Northwestern. “I went down for a visit. Coach Rik Dahl showed me around the campus and everyone is so friendly. They made me feel part of the (wrestling) team so fast,” Schroder said. “I really like the school. I plan to go into the business major and Northwrestern has a great business program, so the academics was a big factor in my decision also.” Schroder, who was Newton’s 195-pound varsity wrestler the past two seasons, said he will wrestle at 197 pounds for the Red Raiders. Earning a wrestling scholarship from the NAIA school, Schroder said he was excited about being able to compete in the sport “I love” at the college level. “Ever since I joined wrestling in eighth grade, I just loved everything about it. It’s a lot more physical as a sport,” Schroder said. “It (wrestling) helped me a lot to grow as a person. All my wrestling coaches have helped me develop along the way.” Schroder finished his senior season for NHS at the 2014 IHSAA State Wrestling Championships. It was his second straight state wrestling tournament. Schroder was 1-2 at state this year for a 39-7 record for the season. Schroder finished with a 99-20 career record as a Newton Cardinal. He had 16 pins during his se-
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Mustang golfers land in top 10 By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer
Submitted photo Newton senior Ray Schroder signs a national letter of intent to wrestle for Northwestern College in Orange City next fall. On hand for the signing was Norhwestern head wrestling coach Rik Dahl (left).
nior season. Schroder was the NHS team captain for the 2013-14 season and was the team’s MVP. Schroder won a Little Hawkeye Conference champion at 195 pounds. He also was a Class 3A District 7 champion, which came in front of a home crowd as Newton hosted the district wrestling tournament. He finished the regular season ranked No. 10 in Class 3A at 195 pounds. “We are excited to get Ray on board,” said Northwestern head coach Rik Dahl. “He is a young man we believe will be able to jump into the room and make an immediate impact.” Northwestern wrestles in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Six Red Raider wrestlers qualified for the 2014 NAIA national wrestling tournament. “I learned this year to relax. I worried all season about getting back to state then I began to relax later in the season. I did better —
winning more matches and winning tournaments,” Schroder said. “My defense is really good when I’m on the mat and I’m pretty good on the bottom in escaping. I have to work on riding time, because that comes into play at the college level, and my takedowns.” Schroder was a starter for the NHS football team. He has earned all-conference honorable mention in football. Schroder plays on the Newton rugby club team, which won a state title in 2013, and he was an All-State selection. Schroder is the son of Bruce and Mary Schroder. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is on the NHS honor roll. He is looking to financing as his focus in his business major. “Plus, I get to be there with Derrick Hurt,” Schroder said. Hurt, a 2013 NHS graduate who was a wrestling and football standout for the Cardinals, is playing football as a defensive end for Northwestern.
STATE CENTER — It was a windy varsity meet for the Prairie City-Monroe girls’ golf team, as the Mustangs traveled to Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center Tuesday afternoon. The Mustangs took seventh at the meet hosted by West Marshall, but had a few individual standouts. Two Mustangs finished in the top 10 out of 49 girls in competition. Cassidy Van Veen shot 91 in 18 holes, taking fifth individually. Breanna Maher rounded out the top ten in play with a 97. PCM head coach Val Edwards said her team is still working on short-game fundamentals. “I was pleased tonight for our first 18-hole meet of the season,” Edwards said. “We still need to work on our short game. They had a hard time reading the greens and their speed.” Edwards noted that wind had an impact at tee time, but said the gusts had subsided by the time the girls hit the back nine. “The winds calmed down and it was much easier to play,” Edwards said. “But all the girls were getting pretty work out.” The Mustang girls are back in action Thursday when they travel to Oskaloosa for a varsity meet. PCM will tee off at 2 p.m. at Edmundson Golf Course.
Correction In the April 22 edition of the Newton Daily News, it was reported that Colfax-Mingo long jumper Blake Summy placed third at Van Meter with a leap of 10 feet 5 1/4 inches. Summy’s recorded jump was 19’ 5 1/4”. The Newton Daily News regrets this error.
Lynnville-Sully Hawks capture first meet title at B-G-M By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor BROOKLYN — It’s not bad to have bookends to the team’s 4x100meter relay team like Bailey Samson and Meliek Meyer. Lynnville-Sully’s two senior sprinters powered the Hawks to a team title at Tuesday’s BG-M Bear Trax Classic. Meyer claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter dash in 11.40 seconds with Samson right on his heals for the silver in 11.44 seconds. They switched places later in the 200-meter dash with Samson winning in 23.16 seconds and Meyer in second at 23.20. Samson led off the 4x100-meter relay race for the Hawks. He handed the baton to sophomore Sage Ehresman then Caden Doll, a senior, had his carry. Meyer anchored the Hawks to a gold-gold medal time of 44.93 seconds. The Hawk 4x100-meter relay foursome qualified for the 2014 Drake Relays as did Meyer and Samson in the 100-meter dash. The preliminar-
ies for both events is Friday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The 100 meters is at 8:46 a.m. with the final at 12:28 p.m. Preliminaries for the relay are at 6:10 p.m. Friday and the final is at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. “We’re very excited for the opportunity these young men have created for themselves. It’s a very rewarding and memorable opportunity to compete at the Drake Relays and we are very proud of these young men,” said Mike Parkinson, Lynnville-Sully head coach. “They have worked very hard up to this point and look to improve themselves by performing on a big stage
like Drake. This is the second year Meliek has qualified in the 100, first for Bailee, and the third straight year our 4x100 has qualified. Meliek and Bailee have been on all three relays, Caden on two of them, and this is Sage’s first Drake Relays. Again, this is such an exciting time for our track program as we enter the second half of the season. I hope this provides a chance to propel our athletes to keep improving and prepare for the meets we have remaining this season.” At B-G-M, the Hawks scored points in 16 events, winning six. They scored 140 points for the Classic’s
Class B team championship — three points ahead of Montezuma. Canyon Kuhlmann, a sophomore, struck gold in the 3,200-meter race in 10 minutes, 57.67 seconds with junior Jake Brand in fourth at 12:17.22. Kuhlman earned the bronze medal in both the 800-meter run, 2:15.67, and the 1,600 meters, 5:10.23. Lauri Ryyppo was seventh in the 1,600 in 6:09.61. Senior Darin Hofer was the gold medalist in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.94 seconds and Doll placed third in 17.27. Noah Engle, a sophomore, ran third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.84. Darin Hofer, Engle, Doll and freshman Caden Dunsbergen combined to win the shuttle hurdle relay race in 1:03.12. Senior Brandon Dunsbergen earned the silver medal in the 400-meter dash in 55.27 seconds with junior Kordell Mueller in 11th at 1:06.76. HAWKS See Page 2B
PCM boys claim third in division at B-G-M By Mike Mendenhall Daily News Staff Writer BROOKLYN — Prairie City-Monroe’s boys track has shown this season it takes consistency to be a competitor, and Tuesday at the B-G-M Bear Trax Classic in Brooklyn, the team continued this trend. The Mustang boys finished third in the Class A Division team standings B-G-M, earning 79 points. Runner Troy Vittetoe and jumper Skyler Koder led PCM Tuesday. Vittetoe took first in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line in 23.30 seconds. Koder placed first in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 10 inches. The Mustangs had multiple strong finishes at BG-M. In the discus throw, PCM’s Glenn Gillespie and Logan Gillman finished third and fourth with tosses
of 113’ 08” and 113’ .5”, respectively. PCM’s 4x200-meter A and B relay teams tied for second. The A-team of Vittetoe, Reeve, Zach Uhlenhopp and Ronnie Marshall and B team Connor Warrick, Gunnar Davis, Tyler Foster and Gillespie came in at 1:39.87. The 4x400-meter relay team of Vittetoe, Tyler Dredge, Zach Uhlenhopp and Marshall finished third in 3:41.92. In the 1,600-meter run Mustang Matt Chizek took third in 4:58.71 and Maverick McAtee finished sixth in 5:06.72. Koder placed third in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.13 seconds, with teammate Austin Sneller finishing fifth in 17.66 seconds. In the 100-meter dash, Marshall took seventh in 12.44 seconds. Dredge placed eighth in the 400-meter dash in 57.55 seconds. In
the 800-meter run Chizek finished sixth in 2:16.38. PCM’s Chris Ellens took tenth in the 3,200-meter run finishing in 12:33.68. Chase Kuecker placed seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 1:05.55. The 4x800-meter relay team of Chizek, McAtee, Vittetoe and Uhlenhopp took fifth in 8:58.75. In the distance medley, Mustangs Uhlenhopp, Luke Greiner, Dillon Bruxvoort and McAtee placed fifth in 4:13.09. In the long jump, Greiner took seventh with a leap of 16’ 7”, and Gillespie placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 38’ 6”. Bondurant-Farrar came away with the meet’s top spot, collecting 137 overall team points. The PCM boys hit the track again April 29 in a varsity meet at EddyvilleBlakesburg High School.
Relays: Top talent competing at Drake Continued from Page 1B medalists from Moscow; gold medalist LaShawn Merritt, Tony McQuay and Luguelin Santos. Recent London Olympics champion Kirani James, who’s currently ranked second in the world, will also run in Friday night’s sprint. The men’s 110 and 400 hurdles are also among the high-profile events being billed as Moscow rematches — and both feature impressive fields. Ryan Wilson, who ran a meet-record 13.20 seconds in 2012, will compete against world record holder Aries Merritt and rising American star Andrew Riley in the 100. The 400 hurdles field is headlined by defending meet champion Michael Tinsley, the silver medalist in both London and Moscow, and 2012 Olympic champion Felix Sanchez. Meet officials chose to drum up buzz for this year’s high invitational high jumps by holding an exhibition near the meat section of a nearby grocery store. If the ability to land strong jumps in the shadow of a deli counter is any indication, Inika McPherson and Erik Kynard should be considered the favorites to win Saturday’s events at Drake Stadium. McPherson cleared 6-foot-2 to win Monday’s exhibition at a Hy-Vee store in Waukee. But American record-holder
Eagle girls run third at E-B-F By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor EDDYVILLE — Relays powered Pella Christian’s girls to a third-place team finish at Tuesday’s Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Girls Relays. The Eagles won two relay races and ran second in three others. They had 82 points as a team, finishing behind Davis County with 163 and host Eddyville-BlakesburgFremont with 121. Picking up a gold medal for the Eagles was the 4x200meter relay team of Morgan Anderson, Leah Breon, Christa Veenstra and Sarah Meyer in 1 minute, 52.83 seconds. Breon, Veenstra and Meyer combined with Kathryn Van Tuyl to claim first in the sprint medley relay race in 1:55.30. Van Tuyl, Meyer and Breon teamed with Taylor Bolt for a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay race in 53.58 seconds. In the 4x400meter relay race, Anderson, McKinley Zula, Bolt and Veenstra came in second in 4:37.13. Pella Christian’s distance medley relay foursome of Meyer, Breon, Anderson
and Alyssa Starkey finished in second place at 4:41.22. Zula, Courtney Nikkel, Cara Theune and Marina Shannon combined for a thirdplace finish in the 4x800meter relay in 11:26.64. Shannon captured the silver medal in the 800-meter run in 2:40.63 with Nikkel running seventh in 2:53.69. Starkey took third in the 1,500-meter run in 5:38.86 and Shannon was fourth in 5:43.63. Abby Van Soelen turned in a third-place performance in the 3,000-meter run in 13:37.36. Damaris Worthington placed sixth in 14:21.90. Van Tuyl finished fifth in the 100-meter dash in 13.72 seconds with Bolt coming across the finish line in eighth at 14.36. Bolt took fifth in the 200-meter dash in 30.13 and Julia Dykstra placed seventh in 30.21. Alec Breon ran fifth in the 400-meter dash and Sydney Faber was sixth. Miranda Nikkel placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 1/2 inch and Van Tuyl cleared the bar at 4’4” for eighth in the high jump. Pella Christian goes to Grinnell next Tuesday, April 29.
Hawks: Lynnville-Sully boys medal Chaunte Howard-Lowe should be tough to beat outdoors, and Brigetta Barrett finished second in London and Moscow. Though holding an event in a grocery store might seem a bit hokey, Barrett was pleased to see Drake officials go out of their way to attract notoriety for the upcoming meet. “This is exactly what the sport of track and field needs,” Barrett said. “We need to be more spectator-friendly and find ways to draw people in. This is a good step.” Kynard cleared 7-6 indoors on Monday and is a threat to break the meet record of 7-7 held by Brian Brown, the current director of the Drake Relays. American gold medalist Jen Suhr will compete against Yarisley Silva, the world’s top-ranked pole vaulter. Silva cleared 15-11 last year to set a new meet standard. The meet kicks off with a light schedule Thursday. Titles will be decided in the decathlon, heptathlon and 5,000 and 10,000.
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 12 9 .571 — Toronto 11 10 .524 1 Baltimore 10 10 .500 1½ Tampa Bay 10 11 .476 2 Boston 10 12 .455 2½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 10 8 .556 — Chicago 11 11 .500 1 Kansas City 10 10 .500 1 Minnesota 10 10 .500 1 Cleveland 10 11 .476 1½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 14 8 .636 — Oakland 13 8 .619 ½ Los Angeles 10 11 .476 3½ Seattle 8 13 .381 5½ Houston 7 15 .318 7 Wednesday’s Games Texas 3, Oakland 0 Seattle 5, Houston 3 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3 Washington 5, L.A. Angels 4 Baltimore 10, Toronto 8 Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 4 Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4, 12 innings Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Thursday’s Games Kansas City (B.Chen 1-1) at Cleveland (Kluber 1-2), 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 12:08 p.m. Minnesota (Nolasco 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 0-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 1-1), 6:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 2-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Kansas City (Ventura 1-1) at Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 2-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Peavy 0-0) at Toronto (Buehrle 4-0), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 2-1) at Minnesota (Correia 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Chavez 1-0) at Houston (Peacock 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Ross Jr. 1-1) at Seattle (Elias 1-2),
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9:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2) at San Francisco (Hudson 2-1), 9:15 p.m. National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 14 7 .667 — Washington 12 10 .545 2½ New York 11 10 .524 3 Philadelphia 10 11 .476 4 Miami 10 12 .455 4½ Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 16 6 .727 — St. Louis 12 10 .545 4 Cincinnati 10 11 .476 5½ Pittsburgh 9 13 .409 7 Chicago 7 13 .350 8 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 13 9 .591 — San Francisco 12 10 .545 1 Colorado 12 11 .522 1½ San Diego 10 12 .455 3 Arizona 6 18 .250 8 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Miami 1 Arizona 7, Chicago Cubs 5 San Francisco 12, Colorado 10, 11 innings Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 5, L.A. Angels 4 N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 5, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 2 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati (Cingrani 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Cumpton 0-0), 11:35 a.m. St. Louis (Lynn 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-3), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (Bolsinger 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-1), 1:20 p.m. San Diego (Stults 1-2) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0), 9:10 p.m. Friday’s Games San Diego (Erlin 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 1-1) at Atlanta (E.Santana 2-0), 6:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-4) at Milwaukee (Garza 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2), 7:15 p.m. Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 0-2), 8:40 p.m. Colorado (Lyles 3-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2) at San Francisco (Hudson 2-1), 9:15 p.m.
Continued from Page 1B “We ran very well (Tuesday night) and won our first meet of the season. It was truly a team win. We were a little short handed, missing three of our athletes for most of the meet. With that being said, our old and young guys stepped up as we made some changes and it lead to a team victory in the meet,” Parkinson said. Parkinson said this was a big step in the right direction for the team. There were a lot of performances which could be highlighted, but overall the boys’ efforts were great, he said. Parkinson said he and assistant coach Jeff Corbett were proud of their athletes and what they accomplished.
Junior Ross Van Wyk teamed with Engle, C. Dunsbergen and Ehresman to take the third-place medal in the 4x200-meter relay race in 1:40.59. The 4x400-meter relay team of Van Wyk, D. Hofer, freshman Colton Arment and Doll was third in 4:01.46. Ehresman placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Engle was fourth in the discus at 106’5 1/2” and Ehresman was fifth at 101’2 1/2” Caden Dunsbergen placed seventh in the long jump at 16’2 3/4” and Ryan Hofer was 11th in 14’8 1/2”. Lynnville-Sully’s 4x800meter relay placed fourth in 10:53.80 and the distance medley relay team was fifth in 4:26.50
Cardinal Lanes Bowling League Results April 20 Sunday Nite Mixed Kill-Kill-Kill 4, Mavericks 0 Kill-Kill-Kill — 2,725: Kelly Lester 442, Bonnie Geerlings 568, Butch Lester 587, Mikey Geerlings 621; Maveriks — 2,399: Nikki Oartwieg 369, Jill McMahon 316, Ashley Marshall 333, Jim McMahon 268. Optimae Team 4, Bazinga! 0 Optimae Team — 2,853: Jan Albertson 388, Neil Weyrauch 487, Raejean White 294, Edwin Lawrence 360. KFC-Taco Bell 3, BDS Racing 1 KFC-Taco Bell — 2,724: Christie Hughes 522, Teri Burkett 393, Allan Burkett 385, Robert Hughes 548; BDS Racing — 2,633: Dale James 564, Terry Cooper 552, Machelle Quick 455, Steven Murphy 581. Almost Despicable 2, Pick Up Artists 2 Almost Despicable — 2,683: Dennis Cooper 516, Ronnie Swisher 519, Crissy Swisher 547, Ron Swisher 558; Pick Up Artists — 2,661: Tammy Decook 373, Bryan Etter 498, Tonya Williamson 340, Doni Kim 484. Town-Country Sanitary 2, Hewitt’s Service Center 2 Town-Country Sanitary — 2,473: Stacy Sutton 390, Allen Buzzard 493, Nicholas McGinley 475, Jeannie Schultz 374; Hewitt’s Service Center — 2,362: Jason Mikkelson 602, Ron McMains 433, Nancy Mikkelson 384, Judy McMains 436. Pin Heads 4, Kool Kidz 0 Pin Heads — 2,621: Gene Koder 526, Pam Joseph 391, Larry Lappe 330, Penny Lappe 456; Kool Kidz — 2,513: Scott VerStegg 371, Regina VerSteeg 429, Dave Henderson 417, Barry Mullenburg 570. Tri-County Insurance 3, The Players 1 Tri-County Insurance — 2,714: Tammy Aalbers 465, Kenna Willey 448, Amber Tabor 547, Troy Tabor 546; The Players — 2,510: Crystal Peters 380, Joe Peters 434, Cathy Peters 423, Earl Albertson Jr. 627. April 17 Splitters Cardinal Lanes 4, Hewitt Service Center 0 Cardinal Lanes — 2,354: Larry Anderson 605, Alan Shea 525, Jeff Van Blair 591, David Anderson 633; Hewitt Serivice Center — 2,247: Nancy Mikkelson 354, Amber Tabor 466, Judy McMains 416, Bev Van Blair 477. Wauters 76 4, Rialto Barber Shop 0 Wauters 76 — 2,274: Keith Kirchner 581, Bev Kirchner 353, James Smith 426, Janielle Wauters 401; Rialto Barber Shop — 2,140: Paul Twaddle 575, Brett Auffert 483, Chuck Wennihan 476, Gene Mikkelson 606. Pheasants 4-Ever 4, Cardinal Trophies 0 Pheasants 4-Ever — 2,332: Anthony Brock 682, Barbara J. Majerus 546, Lonnie Majerus 550, Michael Sims 554: Cardinal Trophies — 2,136: Stacy Kriege 340, Sheila Swarts 430, Machelle Quick 396, Bonnie Geerlings 550. Cappy’s wins by default Cappy’s — 2,269: Laird Trusler 500, Jason Mikkelson 646, Mike Price 628, Mark FryMoyer 495. April 16 Women’s Wednesday Morning Coffee Mo-Jo Cycling 3, Mustang Redemption 1 Mo-Jo Cycling — 2,122: Cathy Peters 457, Gerry Graham 334, Pat Ward 343, Brenda Morris 445; Mustang Redemption — 2.119: Trudy Delk 393, Doloras Ballard 292, Rene Hermehe 391, Betty
Karr 359. Mohawk Stables 4, Hewitt Apts. 0 Mohawk Stables — 2,239: Chelsea Lester 356, Doris Byal 318, Lorna Hofer 395, Melody Hofer 399; Hewitt Apts. — 2,130: Bonnie Right Logue 370, Lucy Ponsetto 362, Bile Montgomery 358, Diana Agan 434. Newton Daily News 3, Backus Plumbing 1 Newton Daily News — 2,232: Connie Lakin 392, Angie Keith 451, Ardella Burr 387, Connie Degreef 408; Backus Plumbing — 2,192: Bety Whitson 384, Darlene Koppin 444, Marilyn Backus 371. Half Nuts 2, Pete & Re-Pete’s 2 Half Nuts — 2,214: Mady Engle 451, Shirley Harris 262, Karen Vangenderen 356, Erika Frahm 455; Pete & Re-Pete’s — 2,175: Charlotte Ross 501, Mary Gates 271, Sheryl Ferguson 443, Sue Hunter 240. This Bud’s For You We the P Paul 3, M and M Trucking 1 We the P Paul — 2,620: Pat Paul 371, Joy Jensen 438, Sharla Oswalt 285, Loran Haines 308; M and M Trucking — 2,508: Vicki Wright 498, Carol York 352, Rose Trapp 396, Susan Maasdam 401. Barely Legal 4, Cy-Hawk 0 Barely Legal — 2,594: Steve Roose 540, Lance Moorman 455, Casey Sneller 405, Lori Moorman 402; Cy-Hawk — 2,445: Brad Rozendaal 401, Tom Baxter 356, Todd Rozendaal 579, Matt Julius 457. Four Elements 3, Almost 1 Four Elements — 2,666: Evan Koons 410, Shelly Koons 364, Fred Adrianse 425, Granville Smith 570; Almost — 2,586: Rex Thompson 431, Julie Dougan 291, Cooper Heath 311, Scott Dougan 728. Just 4 Us wins by default Just 4 Us — 2,394: Kathy Mathews 204, Michael Retman 382, Astrid Brown 264, Rena Miller 343. Go Hawkeye Real Housewives 3, Medicine Shoppe 1 Real Housewives — 3,021: Amy Chance 363, Kelly Putz 356, Mary Baxter 439, Elizabeth Rozendaal 459; Medicine Shoppe — 2,965: Tammy Aalbers 435, Cindy Cox 368, Suzie Aalbers 381, Ashlynn Malloy 435, Barbara J. Majerus 506. Warrick Motors 3, Big Red Farms 1 Warrick Motors — 3,065: Tanya Myers 397, Lynn Schiebel 371, Vernelle Wylie 388, Barb Gray 346, Janet Hartz 486; Big Red Farms — 3,057: Susanne Watts 333, Cindy Wormley 490, Heather Cupples 399, Sonya Putz 380, Pam Moore 396. Newton Home Oil 3, Cardinal Lanes 1 Newton Home Oil — 3,013: Jen Clausen 405, Tina Forck 470, Jean Daniels 480, Ryanne Jansen 350. Youth Leagues April 14 Cardinal Monday Rollers The Sharks: Jesus Cante 81; Team Bown: none Team Herbig: Rylan Herbig 61, Dawson Herbig 148: Bowling Gals: none Cardinal Monday Strikers Mario & Sonic win by default Mario & Sonic — 1,267: Clay Lamb 306, Devin Lamb 361 The Grizzlys 4, Golden Leopards 0 The Grizzlys — 1,314: Breyton Schwenker 273, Lincoln Ergenbright 348; Golden Leopards — 1,177: Kaitlyn Gifford 253.
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Mail Services LLC Postage..........................2,498.56 Mediapolis Care Facility Inc Services.........................1,045.36 Medicine Shoppe, The Supplies..............................50.00 Mertz RMR, Julie M Services................................6.00 MG Laundry Corp Laundry.............................117.42 MidAmerican Energy Co Utilities...............................396.58 MidIowa Fasteners Supplies..............................76.15 Midwest Wheel Companies Supplies............................217.83 Monroe Mirror Inc Subscription........................20.00 Mulgrew, Christina M Mileage................................84.75 Murphy, Malloree Services..............................32.00 Napa Distribution Center Supplies.........................1,338.65 Nelson, Kim Mileage................................17.36 Neopost USA Inc Services............................192.00 New Century FS Inc Diesel.............................6,066.86 News Printing Company Services............................466.49 Newton Clinic PC Services............................213.90 Newton Waterworks Utilities...............................135.86 Norm Rozendaal Tiling Inc Services............................300.00 Northern Safety Company Inc Supplies............................352.40 Odland Law Firm PLLC Services............................144.00 O'Reilly Automotive Stores Inc Supplies............................209.02 Parrott, Dennis K Mileage................................40.32 Parrott, Nancy Mileage................................44.80 Paxson, Clayton Mileage................................44.24 Pella Regional Health Center Testing..............................160.00 Pitney Bowes Postage.............................600.00 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Postage.............................132.93 Pitney Bowes Inc Services..............................75.00 Polk County Auditor Services.........................2,363.17 Polk County Sheriff's Office Fees....................................18.36 Polk County Treasurer Services............................732.08 Powerplan Supplies............................510.58 Poweshiek County Sheriff Services..............................64.86 Premier Office Equipment Inc Supplies..............................91.84 Quality Consulting Inc Services............................150.00 Quill Corporation Supplies............................310.21 Reasnor Telephone Company LLC Utilities.................................28.50 Recorders Association Education............................70.00 Ryan, Lawrence W Reimbursement...................70.00 Scarnati, Peter Mileage..............................110.88 Searsboro Telephone Co Inc Utilities...............................891.02 Self, Pepper Mileage..............................459.20 Sign Pro Supplies..............................25.00 Society of Land Surveyors Conference........................530.00 Spahn & Rose Lumber Co Supplies............................251.71 Spring Valley Wireless Services.........................6,500.00 Stanton, Julie Tonda Services................................8.50 Staples Inc Supplies............................984.61 Sully Telephone Association Utilities...............................261.88 Superior Welding Supply Supplies............................364.92 Tera Communications LLC Services............................393.50 Thomas, Larry Mileage................................23.52 Unity Point Clinic Testing..............................111.00 US Cellular Utilities...............................463.84 US Foods Foodservice Food...............................3,177.44 US Postal Service Postage..........................8,500.00 VanDerHart, Laura Reimbursement...................32.56 VanMaanen Electric Inc Services..............................92.22 VanWyngarden, Steve Mileage..............................162.96 Verizon Wireless Utilities............................1,280.68 Vermeer Sales & Service Inc Supplies............................482.48 Virginia Lab Supply Supplies............................709.08 Vision Internet Providers Inc Services............................220.50 Wendel, Susan Reimbursement...................75.00 Windstream Utilities............................1,190.86 Windstream Iowa Communications Utilities...............................273.47 Winona Heating & Ventilating Services.........................1,705.00 Worthington, Max H Mileage..............................211.68 Wright, Steve Reimbursement.................124.00 Grand Total................263,100.25 April 24
TEES, DEVISEES AND ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. EQCV118846 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the Office of the Clerk of the above Court, a Petition, in the above-entitled action which prays for judgment in rem and in the principal amount of $47,872.01 plus interest to in the amount of $, and thereafter at the rate of 7.4% per annum, such amount equaling $9.77 per day, the costs of the action including report of title costs $, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises at 604 W South Street, Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa, towit: LOT 2 OF WESTVIEW ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONROE, JASPER COUNTY, IOWA AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK G PAGES 112 AND 113 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY; that the mortgage on the abovedescribed real estate be foreclosed; that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment; and for other relief as the Court may deem just and equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is Brian G. Sayer, of the law firm of Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., whose address is 531 Commercial Street, Suite 250; P.O. Box 2675, Waterloo, IA 50704-2675, telephone (319) 232-3304, facsimile (319) 232-3639. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. IF YOU DO NOT FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE AND IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT WILL NOT BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU. IF YOU DO FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU IF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY ARE INSUFFICIENT TO SATISFY THE AMOUNT OF THE AND MORTGAGED DEBT COSTS. IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING, THEN A DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU WHETHER OR NOT YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. You are further notified that unless you serve and, within a reasonable time thereafter, file a motion or answer on or before May 21,2014, in the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Iowa, at the Courthouse in Newton, Iowa, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, call the disability coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800-7352942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. Clerk of Court Jasper County Courthouse Newton, Iowa IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. April 17 & 24 and May 1
SON, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for April 8, 2014. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK There were no Board appointments. Human Resources Director, Dennis Simon, presented to the Board a hiring resolution for a Grade III Skilled Laborer for the Secondary Roads Department. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adopt Resolution 14-23 a hiring resolution certifying the following appointment to the Auditor for payroll implementation: DEPARTMENT Secondary Roads POSITION Grade III Skilled Labor EMPLOYEE Joseph Hartgers PAY RATE $20.36 RANGE/STEP Hire-in EFFECTIVE DATE 04/21/14 YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the Office of the Jasper County Auditor. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson, to adjourn the Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. YEA: STEVENSON, BROCK, CARPENTER Dennis Parrott, Auditor Joe Brock, Chairman April 24
Public Notices Jasper County Payments 4/8/2014 Advanced Correctional Medical...........................3,538.21 Allan, Denise Rae Mileage................................88.77 Alliant Energy-IP&L Utilities............................1,325.96 American Home Finding Shelter............................1,959.30 Amerigas Fuel...................................641.23 Arnold, Anita Diane Mileage..............................347.20 Arrow Pest Control Services..............................30.00 Bank of Montreal Services.......................95,088.32 Birkenholtz, Linda Services................................5.00 Black Hills Energy Utilities............................3,891.51 Black Hills Energy Utilities...............................101.25 Boettcher, Jeannie Mileage..............................291.20 Boone County Sheriff Fees....................................16.20 Brooker Corporation Services............................393.17 Bunse, Mary Mileage..............................109.76 Calhoun-Burns and Assoc., Inc. Inspection.......................5,724.20 Capital City Equipment Company Supplies............................242.54 Capital Sanitary Supply Co Inc Supplies............................296.60 Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Medical..............................366.80 Carpenter Uniform Uniforms............................688.64 Carpenter, Dennis S Reimbursement.................116.35 Castillo, Inez Mileage..............................376.32 CBM Food Service Food...............................4,418.34 CDW Government Inc Equipment......................9,078.81 Center Associates Medical................................75.00 Central Iowa Detention Services............................728.00 Central Iowa Fasteners Supplies............................166.64 Central Iowa Water Association Utilities...............................302.36 CenturyLink Utilities.................................44.41 City of Monroe Utilities.................................15.00 Cleaver, Gary Mileage..............................338.80 Corson, Valerie Services..............................24.80 Cross-Dillon Tire Inc Supplies............................147.00 Cupples, Roger Mileage................................76.72 Cupples, Sandy Mileage................................18.48 Deegan, John M Reimbursement.................102.59 Dell Marketing LP Supplies............................487.47 Des Moines Jim Hawk Supplies............................526.48 Des Moines Stamp Mfg Co Supplies..............................24.00 DeVries, Lori Mileage................................15.12 DHS-Cashier Medical...........................5,810.64 Dodd's Trash Hauling Trash.................................720.30 EZ Dock of the Midwest Supplies..............................39.75 Farver True Value Supplies............................504.03 Fastenal Company Supplies............................361.17 Fincham, Rick Mileage..............................386.40 Forbes Office Solutions Supplies.........................2,233.73 Future Line Hydraulics Supplies............................261.21 GATR Truck Center Supplies............................395.08 Global Equipment Company Equipment.........................234.66 GovConnection Inc Equipment......................1,633.09 Graham Tire DM Commercial Tires....................................50.46 Gralnek-Dunitz Company Inc Supplies............................164.78 Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corp Mix..................................3,642.70 Hanna, Michael Mileage..............................369.60 Harms, James J Uniforms............................100.00 Hawkeye Legal Services Services............................100.00 Hayes Instrument Co., Inc. Supplies............................736.92 Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Services.........................2,732.08 Hometown Press Services............................105.00 Hoover, Mike Mileage................................57.12 Housby Mack Inc Parts....................................31.97 Huff, Charles D Mileage..............................136.08 Independent Salt Co Salt...............................23,826.53 Interstate All Battery Center Parts..................................488.86 Iowa County Attorneys Dues..................................838.00 Iowa Dept of Natural Resources Services..............................25.00 Iowa Dept of Transportation Supplies............................677.72 Iowa Land Title Association Education..........................650.00 Iron Mountain Records Services............................159.03 Jackson, Laurie Mileage................................48.27 Jasper Co Animal Rescue League Services.........................2,248.39 Jasper Co Engineer Signs...................................57.44 Jasper Co Sheriff Services.........................8,114.68 Jasper Construction Services Supplies..............................77.80 John Deere Financial Supplies............................629.60 Johnson Reporting Services Ltd Services............................414.30 Kabel Business Services Fees....................................90.00 Kellogg Lawn & Snow Inc Equipment....................22,098.00 Keltek Incorporated Services............................165.43 Key Cooperative Maintenance........................19.63 Kielly, David G Mileage................................73.92 Lundberg, Leonard Mileage..............................114.80 Lynnville Telephone Co Utilities...............................141.94 Mail Services LLC Postage..........................2,498.56 Mediapolis Care Facility Inc Services.........................1,045.36 Medicine Shoppe, The Supplies..............................50.00 Mertz RMR, Julie M Services................................6.00 MG Laundry Corp Laundry.............................117.42 MidAmerican Energy Co Utilities...............................396.58 MidIowa Fasteners Supplies..............................76.15 Midwest Wheel Companies Supplies............................217.83 Monroe Mirror Inc Subscription........................20.00 Mulgrew, Christina M Mileage................................84.75 Murphy, Malloree Services..............................32.00 Napa Distribution Center Supplies.........................1,338.65 Nelson, Kim Mileage................................17.36 Neopost USA Inc Services............................192.00 New Century FS Inc Diesel.............................6,066.86 News Printing Company
THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Helen B. Hills, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036493 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Helen B. Hills, Deceased, who died on or about February 25, 2014: You are hereby notified that on the 15th day of April, 2014, the last will and testament of Helen B. Hills, deceased, bearing date of the 28th day of August, 1991, *was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Janie Marie Hills and William J. Warner 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 15th day of April, 2014. Janie Marie Hills 604 E. 14th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 Address William J. Warner 317 E. 7th St. N. Newton, IA 50208 Executors of Estate. *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) Ken J. Smith, ICIS PIN No: AT0007376 Attorney for executor Updegraff & Smith 101 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 Address Date of second publication 24th day of April, 2014 Probate Code Section 304 April 17 & 24
Jasper County Secondary Roads will be taking bids on the Construction of a new Maintenance Shed. Information and bidding forms can be obtained from the Jasper County Engineers Office at 910 N. 11th Avenue E., Newton, IA 50208, phone 641-792-5862 or email email@example.com. Sealed bids will be due Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 1:00p.m. Central Day Light Savings Time in the Jasper County Engineer's Office. The Engineer will open bids and submit them to the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on May 13, 2014 at 9:30a.m. April 17 & 24 IOWA BOARD OF NURSING VS. Kali Dawn South In the matter of: Kali Dawn South 1738 W 4th St N #1 Newton, IA 50208 Certificate and License Nos. 119247 and P48609, Respondent Because Respondent cannot be personally served, notice is given pursuant to the provisions of Iowa Code § 17A.16 and 655 IAC 4.34 (3), that the Board of Nursing held a disciplinary hearing on February 27, 2014, in the Holiday Inn Downtown-Des Moines West Conference Room, Des Moines, Iowa, and ordered that license nos. 119247 and P48609, issued to Respondent, Kali Dawn South, is INDEFENITELY SUSPENDED. April 10, 17, and 24 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWTON, IOWA, ON THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,490,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS (FOR URBAN RENEWAL PURPOSES) OF THE CITY, AND THE HEARING ON THE ISSUANCE THEREOF PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Newton, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on the 5th day of May 2014, at 6:00 o'clock P.M., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 101 W. 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa, at which meeting the Council proposes to take additional action for the issuance of not to exceed $1,490,000 General Obligation Bonds for essential corporate purposes of said City, in order to provide funds to pay costs of aiding in the planning, undertaking and carrying out of urban renewal project activities under the authority of Chapter 403 of the Code of Iowa, as amended, and the Urban Renewal Plans for the East-Mart Economic Development Urban Renewal Area and the North Central Urban Renewal Area, including those costs associated with the North 4th Avenue roadway rehabilitation; the extension of sanitary sewer main along E. 31st Street North; North 2nd Avenue West roadway asphalt overlay; Newton Senior Housing grant; City of Newton Manufactured Gas Plant environmental clean-up work; demolition of the City Water Works garage building; a Downtown Concept Design (traffic patterns, parking and streetscape); lining of sanitary sewer pipe along north side of DMACC; and a portion of the NE Beltline roadway rehabilitation. At any time before the date of the meeting, a petition, asking that the question of issuing such Bonds be submitted to the legal voters of the City, may be filed with the City Clerk of the City in the manner provided by Section 362.4 of the Code of Iowa, pursuant to the provisions of Section 384.24(3)(q) of the Code of Iowa. At the above meeting the Council shall receive oral or written objections from any resident or property owner of said City, to the above action. After all objections have been received and considered, the Council will at this meeting or at any adjournment thereof, take additional action for the issuance of said Bonds or will abandon the proposal to issue said Bonds. This notice is given by order of the City Council of the City of Newton, Iowa, as provided by Sections 384.24(3)(q) and 403.12 of the Code of Iowa. Dated this 24th day of April 2014. Katrina Davis, City Clerk, City of Newton, Iowa April 24 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR JASPER COUNTY NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF MARK ALLEN BLOMMERS, KATHLEEN M. BLOMMERS, SPOUSE OF KATHLEEN M. BLOMMERS, ROBIN BLOMMERS, KRISTIN BLOMMERS, DANYELE BLOMMERS, KYLE BLOMMERS, MIDLAND FUNDING NCCI CORP., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AND PARTIES IN POSSESSION, AND All Unknown claimants, and all Persons Unknown Claiming any Right, Title or Interest in and to the following described real estate situated in Jasper County, Iowa, to wit: LOT 2 OF WESTVIEW ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONROE, JASPER COUNTY, IOWA AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK G PAGES 112 AND 113 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, AND ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS AND ALL PERSONS KNOWN OR UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST AND ALL OF THEIR HEIRS, SPOUSES, ASSIGNS, GRANTEES, LEGATEES, DEVISEES AND ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, Defendants. CASE NO. EQCV118846 ORIGINAL NOTICE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby notified that there is now on file in the Office of the Clerk of the above Court, a Petition, in the above-entitled action which prays for judgment in rem and in the principal amount of $47,872.01 plus interest to in the amount of $, and thereafter at the rate of 7.4% per annum, such amount equaling $9.77 per day, the costs of the action including report of title costs $, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises at 604 W South Street, Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa, towit: LOT 2 OF WESTVIEW ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MONROE, JASPER COUNTY, IOWA AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORD-
April 15, 2014 Tuesday, April 15, 2014 the Jasper County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors Brock, Stevenson and Carpenter present and accounted for; Chairman Brock presiding. Information Systems Director Celia Robertson and Ryan Eaton presented to the Supervisors a contract for the virtualization of the Sheriff Department's servers and in-car video storage. The Sheriff's patrol cars currently are using outdated in-car video equipment. The cost to modernize the system which would also include a double fail backup system is $124,115. New State mandates are requiring electronic documentation and data storage. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to approve the purchase and installation to virtualize the Sheriff's Department's servers and in-car video storage at a cost of $124,115 from IP Pathways. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK County Engineer Russ Stutt and assistant Pam Olson presented to the Supervisors an application for a permit to construct an entrance from private property to a County Road made by Gerald Wilcox. The proposed entrance is located at 5211 S 70th Ave E., Newton, Iowa. The Supervisors took no action on the application but instead expressed their intent to go look at the area of the proposed driveway. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to table agenda item 2: Driveway Permit - Gerald Wilcox. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to approve the Recorder's Monthly Report of Fees Collected for the period beginning March 1, 2014 and ending March 31, 2014. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for April 8, 2014. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK There were no Board appointments. Human Resources Director, Dennis Simon, presented to the Board a hiring resolution for a Grade III Skilled Laborer for the Secondary Roads Department. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adopt Resolution 14-23 a hiring resolution certifying the following appointment to the Auditor for payroll implementation: DEPARTMENT Secondary Roads POSITION Grade III Skilled Labor EMPLOYEE Joseph Hartgers PAY RATE $20.36 RANGE/STEP
April 8, 2014 Tuesday, April 8, 2014 the Jasper County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors Brock, Stevenson and Carpenter present and accounted for; Chairman Brock presiding. Conservation Director, Keri Van Zante spoke to the Board about the possibility of getting matching funds from the Iowa Legislature to repair Chichaqua Valley Bicycle Trail. Van Zante told the Supervisors that Senator Dennis Black said he could see to it that $180,000 was placed in a Senate infrastructure bill with the intent that the Supervisors would match that funding to repair the surface of the Chichaqua Valley Trail between Baxter and Ira. Should the quotes come in higher than the combined $360,000, the Board said it would revisit the issue at that time. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to agree to appropriate $180,000 in matching funds to repair the surface of the Chichaqua Valley Bicycle Trail contingent upon State of Iowa making available $180,000 in State funding to Jasper County for the project. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to accept the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center Independent Auditor's Report for the period ending June 30, 2013. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve a liquor license for Kellduff 5 and 10 Inc. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for April 1, 2014. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK There were no Board Appointments. County Engineer, Russ Stutt asked the Board to approve bridge inspection contract for 193 structures in 2014 and 207 structures in 2015. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to approve a contract between Calhoun-Burns and Associates, Inc. and Jasper County for 193 bridge inspections in 2014 and 207 bridge inspections in 2015 for a total cost of $60,940. YEA: CARPENTER, BROCK, STEVENSON Engineer Stutt presented to the Supervisors quotes for purchasing a loader with scales and forks as follows: Murphy Tractor..............$209,585 Ziegler Cat.....................$201,890 Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve the purchase of a loader with scales and forks from Ziegler Cat in the amount of $201,890. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adjourn the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Dennis Parrott, Auditor Joe Brock, Chairman April 24
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Newton Daily News Jasper County Advertiser newtondailynews.com
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets Sunday, Wednesday and Friday 7:00 PM in Basement of St. Stephan's Episcopal Church Northwest
MOVING SALE May 1-3, 2014. Thurs, May 1 – 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Friday, May 2 – 9:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday, May 3 – 9:00 am-1:00 pm 9+ families' items. Large exhaust fan for Denmark commercial oven, ceiling fan, Christmas decorations & seasonal decorations, indoor & outdoor home décor, linens, baby & children's clothing, men's & women's business clothing, including shoes (some new/never worn) & much more misc. too numerous to list! (No Early Sales) 603 Hideaway Ave. Newton Southeast
GARAGE SALE Saturday, April 26 7a.m. - 1p.m. 3 families downsizing! Including: HO trains, kids' teepee, books and toys from grandma's house, vintage items, household items. 1105 E. 14th St. S. Southwest
HUGE RUMMAGE Friday, April 25th from 8-3 and Saturday, April 26th from 8-12. Excellent condition, brand name baby boy (infant-2T) and baby girl (infant-12 months) clothing. Little Tikes basketball hoop. Pottery Barn crib bedding. Infant bath tub. Infant bouncy seat. Infant jumper. 2 adult bicycles. Brand new men's Asics running shoes and so much more. You don't want to miss it! 1020 S. 15th Ave. W. BICYCLE
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Caleris has openings for:
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Apply to caleris.com/employment (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 www.hammermedical.com, 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 Patriciah@hammermedical.com
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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AL'S MOWING is looking for spring cleanup jobs, leaves, gutters, and lawns to mow for the summer.
RESIDENTIAL MOWING with push mower. Will trim and clean up.
Reasonable rates,very dependable!
Will also do temporary mowing while you're on vacation.
GARDEN TILLING John Deere Equipment 641-792-8860
HORNING'S PAINTING: Interior & exterior painting Drywall Repair & Texturing Free Estimates 641-791-9662
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.
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 www.WindstreamTalent.com
Customer Care Specialist requisition #292685 HOME IMPROVEMENTS
LEAKY ROOF, Missing Shingles??? Flat roof repair & coating. Chimney repair & removal. Soffit & fascia repair & cover. General Repairs
Attic & side walls. Attic fans & ventilation Leaf Proof Gutter Covers,
Gutter cleaning. Call 641-792-6375
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COMPANY DRIVERS WANTED Oberg Freight Company
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.
YARDS TO mow. Dependable, reliable, and affordable. Can provide references. 641-792-4664.
ASK US ABOUT OUR SIGN ON BONUS Contact: Oberg Freight Company Fort Dodge, IA 515-955-3592 ext 2 www.obergfreight.com
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16” BARBIE Girls Bike $10. 16” Girls Bike $5. Kids Folding Table and 4 Chairs, nice $20. 7917623. 1989 FRASIER and Johnston HE Furnace, 76,000 BTU, asking $200. 7920152. 2 CORN-HOLE Boards (not painted) $25, Black medium-Large Half Helmet for motorcycle $25, Electric Weed-Eater $5. Monroe. Cash Only. 641-259-2916. RECLINER, EXCELLENT condition, chocolate brown, Naugahyde, smoke free, and non pet home. $ 100. 641-792-9367. 2 HEAVY Duty Work Benches 2'8” x 8' and 2'10” High, cabinets below with sliding doors. 1' 11” x 71/2' and 3' high, has iron legs. $30 a piece. 641-2758030. 32” TOWER Fan, with remote, timer, wind type, speed, oscillation and on -off controls. $25 firm. 641792-1635. 4000 WATT 8 H.P. Coleman Power Mate Generator 110-220 outlets, used 10 hours $400 or OBO. 641-792-4858. BLACK EURO motorcycle Jacket, large, leather pants 34” waste $100. 641-2755188. BLACK METAL Futon with black mattress in great shape, hardly used. Great for extra bed or your child in college. $100 Firm. Desk with pull down writing top. $50 Firm. 641-840-1052. BRAND NEW Bedside Commode with lid, never been used, and brand new walker with wheels in front. $60 for both. 641-8310343. 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. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, solid wood. $30 or OBO. 515-339-2689. EVINRUDE 70 horsepower motor with tilt and trim, 1978. Needs power pack $750 or OBO. 641-7504185. FIREWOOD: CAMPING, back yard pits, wood stoves, ect. Hickory, Oak, Elm, and Walnut, split or can get whole pieces. Can deliver full load or partial load. Ready to burn. VHS Disney Movies, several of the classics. All cartoons. 641-792-4664. KING KUTTER 6' gear driven Rotary Tiller, 3 pt., used only 3-4 times, new $1749.99, will sell for $1500 Firm. 641-798-4694 or 641-521-2095. LADIES SCHWINN LeTour bicycle, like new with new tires $50. Monroe. 641259-2916.
SEARS KENMORE Sewing Machine with cabinet, sewing notions not included, does zigzag, buttonholes, regular stitches, etc., instruction booklet included. $35. 641-7870903. SIG SAVER P232 .380 cal.,nitesite, like new condition. $500 Firm. Must have current permit to buy or concealed weapons permit. 792-9613.
SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 STHIL CHAIN Saw, 16” blade, older, but good. $40. Lawn Roller, water filled, pull type, 40” wide. $50 236-3541 Leave Message. SWAY BAR and Receiver Hitch for travel trailer. $400 or OBO. 641-330-5215. WORKING CURTIS Mathias Antique TV, with Rolltop, a beautiful piece of furniture $25, White Carrier Top for Motor home $50. Monroe. Cash Only. 641259-2916. AUTOMOTIVE
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1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792
2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373
2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825 2009 HONDA Accord Sudan, dark grey, perfect condition, 37,000 miles, has remote start $15,800. 641-521-7146.
2001 DODGE Ram Truck Quad Cab, 4 wheel drive, bed liner, very little rust, 127,000 mileage. 641-8400200 or 641-792-0365. 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
2009 HONDA ACCORD EXL 4 DOOR, MYSTIC GREEN, FULLY LOADED. 71,000 MILES, HEATED LEATHER SEATS, DUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL, HEATED MIRRORS, 6 DISC CHANGER, SUNROOF. BRAND NEW TIRES AND BATTERY INSTALLED FEBRUARY 2014. ASKING $13,500 OR OBO. KBB VALUES AT $14,881. NEED TO UPGRADE TO A LARGE VEHICLE. PLEASE CALL: 641-417-0140 OR 641521-8152.
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. REAL ESTATE
FSBO: 919 S. 5th Ave. W. Newton. Updated 3 bdrm 1 1/2 bath. 2200 sq ft + basement w/new kitchen & HVAC. Hardwood flrs, 2 car garage, TONS of updates. A must see. Open house Sat 12-4pm, Sun 24pm. $175,000. Will work with buyers agent. 641791-0919
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Astrograph Thursday, April 24, 2014
It’s been a week of tension and unpredictable excitement. Now Mercury in grounded Taurus and an empathetic Pisces moon will try to mellow out the atmosphere lullaby-style. When the psychic winds kick up, try not to see them as inconvenient agitators, but as benevolent forces sent to gently rock us.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 24). This year you’ll develop a virtue that will enhance everything you experience: patience. It allows you to find easy solutions, keep your eye on the big picture and be an extremely pleasant force in the lives of others. May, August and October bring financial bonuses. You’ll win a race in June. Family grows in November. Libra and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 11, 19 and 27.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). With so much available to you at the click of a mouse, it’s a difficult time to develop patience. And yet you’ll have a beautiful relationship with a certain person in your life if you just slow down a bit.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be offered a tempting handout. Yes, this really is free, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth having. Before you take it, ask yourself, “If I had
GEMINI (May 21June 21). Don’t be too concerned about temporary setbacks. They are masquerading as bigger problems than they really are. Time will pass, things will change, and you will be on top once again.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll get 75 percent of the story, but it’s still far too soon to draw any conclusions. As it is with any good mystery, the last quarter could (and likely will) change everything. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll be careful to use or manage your resources to the extent that is reasonable. Being hyper-vigilant in this
regard may cause you undue stress. Strike a balance that allows you to breathe easy. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you’re in target practice without a target, is every shot a bull’s-eye, or is every shot a miserable miss? Because you’re in no mood for rhetoric, just get a target. For now, any goal will do. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your success comes from being all about relationships. You’ll make sure that anyone who deals with you is getting their needs met to the fullest extent of your ability and resources. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Take care of yourself, and you’ll find it easier to be “good.” Self-discipline won’t be hard to come by when your life is already filled with what you need, including the need for pleasure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You deserve a stress-less day. If not today, at least set yourself up for future relaxation
by avoiding commitment and obligation. Don’t agree to be at any certain place at any certain time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your true friends and supporters are the ones who aren’t deterred by plain talk. You’ll call it as you see it, and your team will respond quickly, needing nothing more from you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you could make it happen by sheer force of will, it would have happened already. There are other factors involved. Because you understand and flow with this reality, you will be extraordinarily lucky now. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Note that in every deal, personal and business alike, there is a point of honorable retreat. When it’s obvious that the energy is only flowing one way and not being returned, the noble move is to back off. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM