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Beating breast cancer inspired Logan to support Relay for Life

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By Ty Rushing Daily News Senior Staff Writer In the summer of 1983, Dot Logan was on break from her job teaching special education at Newton Senior High School when she noticed something different about her left breast. “At that time, I had a very large, rapid growing carcinoma, and then they removed that. What they did (next) was remove the breast, ” Dot said. Dot, 82, was in her 50s when she battled breast cancer. During this time, the Susan G. Coleman Foundation was in its infancy, funding and research wasn’t as ample as it is now, and


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publicly discussing the disease was still considered somewhat of a taboo. For the next six months, Dot would undergo chemotherapy but said she didn’t require any radiation therapy. She also didn’t let her battle with cancer stop her from doing what she loved. “I loved every minute of it,” Dot said about teaching. “I liked working at the high school. I was busy and engaged in a career that I felt was worthwhile. I didn’t take any time off. It happened in the summer, but I didn’t start the chemotherapy until the fall. RELAY See Page 5A

Ty Rushing/Daily News Dot Logan sells luminarias in the lobby of Park Centre to support Relay for Life. She will be present from noon to 2 p.m. June 6, 9 and 10. Dot beat breast cancer in 1983 and has been helping support causes against the disease ever since. Jasper County Relay for Life is set for 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 13, at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

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Umsted gives council update on Get To Know Newton By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer

Reinders further explained many of the old buildings found around downtown Iowa, including Newton, still have plenty of life left in them and represent the historic identity to the town. “Some buildings are adapted for other innovative and multiple uses,” Reinders said. “And others are worth saving because they are a link to our past and help us understand who we are.” Reinders said older buildings are starting to become the trend in downtowns across the country. “There’s a concept in

Newton Management Analyst Natalie Umsted gave the Newton City Council an update Monday evening on the progress of the new branding since it was launched four months ago in February. “We have done a lot over the last four months,” Umsted said. “Our first goal of the “Get To Know Newton” brand campaign was to communicate and energize the Newton community through outreach and events. The second goal is to create an online presence through social media and gettoknownewton. com. The third goal is to take on some paid advertising through the central Iowa region.” Community leaders worked together for several month, talking about the strengths, weakness and challenges that Newton is facing to create a message built from a brand narrative. “Our overarching message that we want to tell Newton residents and the central Iowa community was Newton has a strong education system, excellent recreational facilities and an ideal central Iowa location,” Umsted said. “As you see, ‘Get To Know Newton’ advertising and messaging will be based around education, recreation and location.” The first goal of communicating and energizing the Newton community through outreach and events have been done in multiple ways.




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Ty Rushing/Daily News Ground has officially been broken for the new Jasper County Veterans Memorial that will make its debut on the east side of the Jasper County Courthouse lawn on the Fourth of July. The committee behind the upcoming memorial held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning and each member represents an era of military conflicts. Pictured (from left) are Marvin Morris (Korea), Wallace Schermerhorn (Community Liaison), Keith Thorpe (Vietnam), Bob Thorson, (center with shovel, World War II), Barney Bushore (Corporate Sponsor), Marta Ford (Community Liaison), Doug Bishop (Desert Storm) and Chris Chartier (Iraq and Afghanistan).


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Main Street Iowa design team visits Newton By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer The Main Street Iowa design specialists came to Newton for its first visit Wednesday, meeting with the Newton Main Street design committee to share about the services Main Street Iowa offers along with specific strategies for downtown Newton. “The design department deals with all things physical: buildings, the streets and public areas, which can be broken down into two different types of improvements — building and public improvements,” Iowa Main Street Design Consultant Tim Reinders said.


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Sheenna Bachman, registered nurse at Skiff Medical Center, was recognized for her kindness and compassion during the organization’s second 2014 DAISY award ceremony on May 6, which was also National Nurses Day. The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses was presented to Bachman following two nominations from family members of Russell Lewis. “Sheenna cared for my father–in-law while in hospice,” wrote Leona Lewis. “She never seemed to be in a hurry, she always spent extra

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Building improvements include maintenance, facades, interior rehabilitations, floor conversions and renovations. Public improvements include everything between the buildings: streets, sidewalks, infrastructure and amenities. The presentation showed renovating downtown is not just about reconstructing downtown but rather preserving it. “Why should you want to preserve your downtown?” Reinders said. “Some buildings are worth saving because they are good to look at. They are a gift to the street that enriches their surroundings.”


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Submitted Photo Sheenna Bachman was among six nurses nominated for this quarter’s DAISY Award. Pictured (from left) are Jen Maki, Lisa Dobbie, Bachman, Dawn Karnes, Carol Hammer and Jenna Seals.

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Free community meal planned for Sunday A free community meal is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton. The meal will include barbecue pork sandwiches, tater tots, a vegetable and ice cream with toppings. All in the community are welcome to attend. The church is located at 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E.

PEO Chapter AO to meet Tuesday PEO Chapter AO will meet at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at the home of Linda Bryant.    Following refreshments and the meeting, convention reports will be given.  For more information, contact Sharon Black at (641) 792-0990.

Steve Long to present at next Rotary meeting The Newton Rotary Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the DMACC Newton Campus upstairs banquet room. The program will be presented by Steve Long on Skiff Hospital Update. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For more information or to make reservations for lunch, call Brendan Lamont at (641) 792-5252.

Prairie City Council changes meeting to June 11 The Prairie City Council meeting has been moved from Tuesday, June 10, to Wednesday, June 11.

Super Explorers at Izaak Walton League Jasper County Conservation will host Super Explores at the Izaak Walton league from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 16. The public is invited to bring boys from ages 5 to 8 years old to pond net for tadpoles, turtles and much more. To participate, fill out a  registration form found at www.jaspercountyconservation. com.  All registration forms must be returned to the Jasper County Conservation’s office prior to each event. Limited spots are available.  For more information, call the conservation office at (641)792-9780. 

Submitted Photo Gov. Terry Branstad signs legislation regarding environmental testing. Observing (from left) are Jerry Dawson, Jodi King, Jeff King, Sen. Dennis Black (D-Lynnville) and Rep. Curt Hanson (D-Fairfield).

Governor signs legislation on environmental testing Special to the Daily News Gov. Terry Branstad recently signed legislation on environmental testing authored by Sen. Dennis Black (D-Lynnville). Iowa is the only state in the nation where environmental testing services are required to collect sales taxes from their clients, placing testing laboratories located in Iowa, such as Keystone Laboratories in Newton, Waterloo and Kansas City, at a 7 percent disadvantage when competing with out-of-state testing firms. “This legislation will allow our industry to more easily compete, and, in the long run, we

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“Jeff King and I have been working on getting this legislation passed for over a decade,” Black said. “In my opinion, it was an embarrassing impediment to Keystone Labs to have Iowa as the lone state in the country to require this sales tax. Fairness was the primary issue, and certainly frustrating to me and the testing industry. It was a moment of pride for me to have this legislation pass both houses during the final hours of my legislative career.” Newton’s Keystone Laboratory has a reputation as one of the Midwest’s top testing laboratories, employing 46 individuals at its three locations.

Newton Municipal Band opens season tonight with local band students The Newton Municipal Band is joining forces with Newton’s youngest and brightest musicians at its opening concert of the season on tonight at the Fred Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park. Approximately 55 fifth- and sixth-grade

Free family fishing derby to be held Saturday at Mariposa State Park

Jasper Conservation Connection and the Jasper County Conservation Board will be partnering to host the seventh annual Hook, Line and Sinker family fishing derby at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Mariposa State Park. The fishing derby is

should be successful in providing additional testing services,” said Jeff King, owner of Keystone Laboratories in Newton. Environmental testing companies provide professional services to cities, counties, state governments and private enterprise in response to federal and state laws. The legislation had a difficult time in making it through the legislative process, with the Iowa Senate passing it in 2013 but the Iowa House not taking action on the bill until Black and Rep. Dan Kelley (D-Newton) forced consideration by combining the language to another bill at 2:15 a.m. on the final day of this year’s legislative session.  

band students of Deb Stoulil will take the stage at 7 p.m. to open the concert. The combined bands will play several pieces, including “Popcorn,” complete with popping sounds and motion. Following the combined portion of the concert, the munici-

go fishing and door prizes will be given out. The first 100 kids to register will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call (641) 792-9780 or stop by the Jasper County Armory/Annex Building at 1030 W. Second St. S. in Newton.  

pal band will round out the evening with a variety of toe-tapping tunes. The concert will be directed by Dan Stecker, director of bands at Pleasantville. This is the first of four summer concerts in the park to be presented by the Newton

Municipal Band. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets or sit on the benches in front of the bowl. Domino’s Pizza will be on hand selling pizza by the slice. Following the concert, the band students will have pizza courtesy of Domino’s.

Parks announces Maytag Bowl Summer Concert schedule The Newton Parks and Grounds is once again hosting the Maytag Bowl Concert Series. All performances are free and will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights in June and July at the newly renovated Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park located at 301 S. 11th Ave. W. The schedule is as follows: June 5, Newton City Band; June

12, Newton City Band; June 19, Swing Crew; June 26, Newton City Band; July 10, Newton City Band; July 17, Slipstream; July 24, Party! Party! and July 31, Dueling Pianos. For more information on the concert series, please call the Newton Park Office at (641)7921470.

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Obituary Sean Miller June 3, 2014 Sean Miller, 57, of Grinnell died June 3, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A private family graveside service is scheduled for Thursday at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with Pastor James Miller, pastor of the Christian Life Church in Newton, officiating. Pallbearers will be Frank Webster, Kelly, James, Jerred and Xavier Miller and Robert and Mike Halterman. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sean Miller Memorial Fund. Sean was born March 28, 1957, in Grinnell, the son of James Harrison and Dorothy “Betty” Gardner Miller. He was raised in Grinnell and received his education

in the Grinnell School District. On July 1, 1978, he was united in marriage with Cindi Brown Smith in Grinnell. They were later divorced and he then married Nancy Halterman on Oct. 27, 1990, in Grinnell. Sean lived in Grinnell all his life and was employed with the City of Grinnell for nearly 30 years. He was first employed at the water plant and later with the street department.  He retired in 2011. He was a member

of the Grinnell Elks Lodge. Sean loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed attending races at both the Iowa and Michigan speedways. He enjoyed many weekends at his backyard fire pit visiting with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Grinnell; two sons, James ( Janelle) Miller of Monroe and Jerred Miller of Newton; four grandchildren, Xavier, River, Harrison and J.J. Miller; two brothers, Kelly (Deb) Miller of Galesburg and Colby Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Barbara (Frank) Webster of Gilman; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kyle Miller.

Submitted Photo Individual student honors at the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase included (front row, from left) Jessi Vos, Jordan Breon, Cali Beyer, Cory Van Gilst, (middle row) Josh Fopma, Joel Larson, Matthew Rossler, Justin Stravers and (back row) director Marlo Van Peursem.

Newton residents recognized at Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase Pella Christian Theatre Troupe earns awards Pella Christian High School’s Theatre Troupe earned 10 awards Monday at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center from the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards Showcase. Honoring more than 350 young artists performing this past year in 17 different high school musical theatre productions across the greater Des Moines area, PCHS was also selected as one of only nine schools to perform a medley from their school musical at the evening’s showcase event. PCHS’s fall production of “The Music Man” was awarded with an Outstanding Musical Ensemble and an Outstanding Scene for their opening “Rock Island” train scene. The Barbershop Quartet was also awarded with an Outstanding Achieve-

ment by a Featured Ensemble. Members in the quartet include Newton residents Matthew Rossler and Joel Larson, along with Justin Stravers and Josh Fopma. Other honors from the production include: Cory Van Gilst with Special Recognition for a Performance in a Leading Role, and Cali Beyer and Jordan Breon with Special Recognitions for a Performance in a Supporting Role. In addition, Special Recognition was also given for the Student Orchestra and for Restoration of the Wells Fargo stagecoach. In addition, representatives from all the high schools participated in the Showcase’s opening group dance number which included songs from “Motown the Musical,” “Hair,” and “Godspell.” A closing Finale was also performed by many of the senior members from the class of 2014 attending the showcase, including songs from “Cinderella,” “Once” and “Kinky Boots.”

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Newton Police Department • Curtis B. Boone, 34, of Newton was cited with following too closely after authorities responded to a twovehicle accident at 12:20 p.m. May 22. Boone was traveling east in the 700 block of First Avenue East when he looked at his phone and did not brake in time, striking the rear of a vehicle ahead of him driven by Nathan P. Glotfelty, 46, of Kellogg as Glotfelty stopped at a traffic light. Boone’s vehicle sustained an estimated $1,000 damage and Glotfelty’s an estimated $700 damage. • Michael D. Knoll, 51, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. May 23 on First Avenue East. Knoll was traveling east on the inside lane and attempted to switch lanes, colliding with a vehicle just behind him in that lane driven Marcile F. Ratcliff, 78, of Lynnville. Knoll’s vehicle sustained an estimated $20 damage and Ratcliff ’s an estimated $1,200 damage. • Ashley N. Peercy, 20, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two vehicle accident at 12:13 p.m. May 23 on First Avenue East. Peercy was traveling west on First Avenue when she struck the rear of a vehicle ahead of her driven by Russell L. Penning of Newton. A passenger in Penning’s vehicle complained of neck pain but did not plan on seeking emergency care. Peercy’s vehicle sustained an estimated $100 damage and Penning’s an estimated $300 damage. • Daniel M. Shine, 61, of Newton was cited with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and prohibited passing after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:59 a.m. May 25 at West Eighth Street South and South Fifth Avenue West. Shine allegedly struck a vehicle driven by Scott A. Smith, 46, of Newton as Shine attempted to pass Smith as Smith stopped at a stop sign. Shine allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign and nearly hit another vehicle as he drove through intersection and away from the scene. A witness followed Shine until losing sight of him on Highway 14 when Shine cut through the median. Shine allegedly failed to stop at two stop signs, illegally passed a vehicle and drove recklessly during the incident. His vehicle sustained an estimated $2,000 damage and Smith’s an estimated $2,500 damage. • Newton residents 18-year-old Savanna M. Cupples, 17-year-old Jonathon T. Cupples and 18-yearold Morgan M. Davros were charged with possession of alcohol under legal age after authorities stopped a vehicle at 11:59 p.m. May 24 at South Fifth Avenue West and West Fourth Street South for having an inoperable brake light and observed alcohol in the vehicle with the passengers. They were all charged and released to appear in court.

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Cap it, and let’s have a real discussion Election night for a journalist is a bit hectic. After weeks and weeks of covering door knocking, roundtables and stumps speeches, elections culminate with a late night of number crunching, precinct data and phone calls to candidates who are probably ready for the interviews to stop. Election day is what Michael Scott from NBC’s The Office would call “Threat Level Midnight.” So after the polls closed and the results were tallied, I sat down By Mike for an evening of vegMendenhall ging. I turn on my T.V. Daily News Staff Writer set to find a Hollywood-esq, movie trailer style epic featuring Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds declaring to all Iowans that this is “our comeback” (as in Iowa’s comeback). The music could have been played over a Bruce Willis montage as he and a group of unlikely heroes prepare to save humanity from calamity. Only 24 hours out from the election, I knew we were in for a media blitz to November. Political ads, of course, are nothing new. But the increased frequency that we’ve seen in the past decade leaves voters feeling fatigued, and the message becomes white noise. According to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, $64,835,806 had already been spent nationwide by Super Political Action Committees (PACs) during the 2014 midterm election cycle. Including trade associations, unions and other 501(c) (#) organizations, $108,564,610 has been spent. Most of this money is coming from groups not affiliated with the states in which the campaigns that receive the money are operating. This has been the same warning we’ve heard from political watchdog groups for the last several election cycles, but it continues to worsen with each passing election. The answer is still, and always has been, public financing. Let’s give each candidate the same amount of money, funded by the tax payers, to make their case. But influencing the balance of power has in our legislative chambers has become such a big part of a successful business plan for the contributors to Super PACs that we may never go back. With the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizen United v. Federal Election Commission, the system has been degregulated even further and it might take a constitutional amendment to keep the interests in congressional campaigns local and the bank account equal for all candidates. The true citizens can attempt to unite and petition our lawmakers to move toward a fairly financed election system. But until then we’ll pop the popcorn, grab some couch and watch our potential leaders star in notso-must see T.V. Staff writer Mike Mendenhall may be contacted at

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Feline Foes

I am a dog person. Nothing makes me feel as if Earth is about to go spinning off its axis, flipping wildly into the abyss, more than folks who claim to be both a dog person and a cat person. Let me be clear: There is no such thing. It’s like being an Eagles fan and a Cowboys fan. A Pollyanna and an Ebenezer Scrooge. A lover of guardian angels and of the devil. Not that I’m saying cats are By Katiedid akin to LuciLangrock fer, but to be Creators Syndicate fair, I think we can all agree they have a little gleam of evil behind their eyes. Though I can accept that perhaps a person can be OK with both species, cat and dog, cohabiting the planet, I fundamentally believe that every person has a preference. Anyone who doesn’t is just unnatural — clearly suffering from some mommy issues that should be worked out through intensive therapy. Let me start by saying that I hate cats. I’m sorry; that was a little harsh. Let me try again. I hate cats. Oops! There it was again. I’ll try to rephrase: I am a dog person. Purely, completely, 100 percent. Well, it used to be 100 percent. This past weekend opened my eyes to how the other half lives. No longer do I believe that all cat lovers are little more than foolish prey, unknowingly making themselves vulnerable to

the catastrophic kitty uprising, in which all felines named Whiskers will unite in the dismemberment of their love-struck owners. Just some. Catpocalypse may seem extreme to you, but my feline fears are rooted in personal experience. For a stint after graduating college, I lived with my friend Emily. She was a year out of college and had settled nicely into adulthood with a teaching job, a fiance, an apartment and three cats. I, on the other hand, was working two full-time jobs waiting tables, homeless and crashing on Emily’s floor. A floor that I had to share with the enemy. Three of them. I never liked Emily’s cats. After all, they were cats. But my assuredness that felines are nothing but fur balls of malcontent was secured when I began waking up every night gasping for air, suffocating from the weight of the cats sitting on my face as they kneaded their claws into my shoulders. They’d hiss. They’d scratch. They’d unleash their homicidal tendencies by smothering the slumbering. It was a summer of scares. My fear of cats validated, my hatred of cats vindicated. Ten years has passed since those days, but when my son and I went to visit Emily last weekend, I was greeted by the same three furry foes. My son is an animal person. Watching him chase down anything that walks on four legs, I have had to come to accept that 1) he is too young to understand that though there is no wrong answer, he must decide whether to be a cat person or a dog person and that 2)

being a cat person is the wrong answer. For months, I have attempted to nonchalantly scoop my son off the sidewalk every time he has screeched in delight at the sight of a cat crossing our path, hoping he wouldn’t sense my fear. But here we were, in the enemies’ lair, and all my kid wanted to do was hang with the wolf in sheep’s clothing. My son is kind, but he isn’t quiet. He is gentle, but he isn’t wellbalanced. He screamed in the cats’ ears. Toppled over on their heads. Stepped on their tails. Chased them around the apartment. Drove the cats crazy. But my son couldn’t tell. Though my memory is filled with hisses and scratches and attempted murder through fur ball ingestion, the cats never once threatened or scared my baby. For the first moment in my life, I considered that cats may have one redeeming quality: selective homicidal tendencies. Just as my defenses were down, I saw the viral video of the house cat coming to the rescue of a little boy who was being attacked by a neighborhood dog. It was as if a cat took one of its terrifyingly long nails and sliced off a portion of my heart for felines. Now I’m 90 percent a dog person. That’s probably as low as I’ll go. The ancient Egyptians regarded cats as gods, to be revered and feared. Shouldn’t we trust the people who built the pyramids? Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at

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Neighborhood environmentalism: toward Democratic energy By Grant Mincy As a boy in the southeast African nation of Malawi, William Kamkwamba harnessed the wind. In 2002, drought and famine — common problems in one of the world’s leastdeveloped countries — forced the boy and his family to forage for food and water as thousands starved. Kamkwamba, however, knew if he could build a windmill he would bring water and electricity to his family. So he pulled together scrap metal, tractor parts and bicycles, constructing a peculiar, but functioning, windmill. The contraption was viewed as a miracle — it powered four lights and turned a water pump that ameliorated the crisis. News of his “electric wind” spread quickly and was emulated. Kamkwamba’s story is one of democratic energy and neighborhood environmentalism. Access to information left the boy free to replicate the science of windmills. After construc-

tion, his work spread throughout the region. This is a prime example of social power. The boy who harnessed the wind is testament to the power of two ideas: Open source content and co-operative labor. It is this kind of market approach, not sweeping policy from a centralized authority, that will meet the demands of the 21st century. Take the newly proposed United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation that aims to reduce carbon emissions. Hailed as a historic action, its mechanisms leave much to be desired. Target emission reductions will be set for individual states. To meet these targets, states could renovate existing coal-fired power plants with “clean burning” technology — but clean coal is a dirty lie. States could switch to natural gas which produces less carbon — but natural gas emits methane at 21 times the greenhouse impact of carbon dioxide. State incentives to residents to

be more energy-efficient are low hanging fruit that can do much, but alone cannot likely get the job done. Or states can work under a cap-and-trade program through which offsets undercut reductions, allowing big polluters to continue business as usual. Furthermore, there still remain state enforced laws such as compulsory pooling and eminent domain which allow big polluters to disregard property rights and wreck natural habitats that naturally offer the ecosystem service of carbon sequestration. There still remain intellectual property laws that permit patent monopoly, producing a barrier to competition in the market that could drive polluters under the regulation standard. Conflict currently exists between the regulatory state and the energy elite, but it is latent. Utility monopolies such as Duke-Progress Energy and the Tennessee Valley Authority (among others), coupled with industry giants King Coal, Big Oil and Fracked

Gas have a lock on the energy market. Because of the state-capitalist system other market players (and people like you and I) remain economically dependent on these elite. The state knows this and is loyal to them. Its economic strength is fueled by the energy industry. The very institution of the state encourages environmental degradation and closed markets. It’s time to dismantle such an illegitimate authority. Taking democratic control of these institutions may be difficult, but for what it’s worth, I remain an optimist. We continue to strive for the beautiful ethic of liberty. Until actualized, may we begin to disassociate as much as possible and take a lesson from the boy who harnessed the wind. In the open source technological age, with the resources and infrastructure available to us, we can labor for neighborhood solutions and begin the magnificent struggle for democratic energy. In fact we already have.

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Council Continued from Page 1A “One of the ways is by having Get To Know Newton team members and myself speak at community events and meetings,” Umsted said. “We have spoken at over a dozen community meetings over the last four months that include Chamber breakfast, Kiwanis and Rotary Club meetings.” The branding team has been hosting multiple events around Newton, with one of the major goals being to meet people where they were coming. “We hosted a night at the Valle Drive-In, filled with games and activities,” Umsted said. “The drive-in is one of those access points for lots of people outside of Newton. We looked around at license plates, and I would say that 75 percent of the plates were not Jasper County plates.” The biggest community outreach event was the opportunity to promote the community during the Get To Know Newton 250 NASCAR Nationwide race, which aired live on ESPN to a national audi-

ence of more than 2 million people.   “In being the title sponsor, we were able to do a lot of outreach because of that,” Umsted said. “I expect that Newton will immediately experience a huge boom with that outreach that blows all our other outreaches out of the water.” During the race, the Get to Know Newton team set up Newton Street, a strip of the Iowa Speedway concourse filled with information on many organizations in Newton. “I thought it was a really good success, and people were having fun, but also people learned about Newton,” Umsted said. The second kind of outreach the team is using is classic print communication, publishing quarterly newsletters that are being distributed to 6,000 households. “We have had two of them come out so far, with another coming out in July,” Umsted said. The branding team has been sending monthly e-newsletters and now has 1,400 subscribers. The team also has looked at the website to

Relay Continued from Page 1A In six months time, I lost three days of teaching. I was fortunate to be able to keep working.” When she was fighting cancer, Dot said was able to remain positive because of encouragement from her late-husband, Tom, friends, cancer survivors and her colleagues at NHS. “The same year that I had cancer out at the high school, a teacher friend, Pat Montgomery, developed cancer and she lost the battle,” Dot said. “I naturally felt really bad (about Pat) and (for) others too and I wanted to honor (them) and help to avoid this

Main Street Continued from Page 1A downtown renovations that has an older, smaller and better mentality in being a measurement of how the character of buildings and blocks influence urban vitality,” Reinders said. “It simply says that people crave that unique

Continued from Page 1A time to give him a special touch or look. Sheenna always made sure he was comfortable and stayed on top of his pain. The best thing was she handled the situation with compassion and was conscious of his dignity. Sheenna never entered our room without a smile. She acted like we were her only patients NewtoN

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in the future.” Just because she’s a survivor doesn’t’ mean that Dot has ended her battle. Dot has become an advocate for fellow survivors and people battling cancer, and she has raised funds and participated in the Jasper County Relay for Life event since the early ‘90s. “As soon as I did hear about it, I felt I liked to be a part of it,” Dot said of RFL. “It’s a favorite cause from every stand point. We really do have to fight for a cure and expand research, treatment, education and prevention.” While participating in RFL, Dot has been representing teams from her church home, First Lutheran Church in Newton, and her place of residence Park Centre. She has been a member

character that downtown brings with an older designed building being something that people like.” The Main Street Iowa design specialists implemented many before and after pictures of projects done throughout other Main Street Iowa communities. “It’s about utilizing the traditional character and origi-


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where inspirational messages are written to honor survivors, and those who lost the battle, on the outside and that contain a candle on the inside. The luminarias are later placed around the track at H.A. Lynn Stadium, where the RFL event is held in the county, and the candles are later lit. Park Centre is located at 500 First St. N. in Newton and the organization has promised to donate $300 if Dot can sell more than 30 luminarias. Relay for Life be from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 13, at H.A. Lynn Stadium in Newton. Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at

it revolved around the concept of a quote by well-known environmentalist Baba Dioum: “In the end, we preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have been taught.” For more information on the services and specific questions offered through the Newton Main Street design committee, contact Main

tions we had. As his time lessened, she was great at checking in with him and the family. We truly appreciated all her time and kindness to him and her family. Your hospital is a better place due to her kindness and compassion.” As she accepted her award, Bachman noted that her colleagues make high-quality care possible. “I work with a really great team,” she said, wiping away tears.  “Thanks for the opportunity to work with all of you.”

out reach is the website “If you haven’t checked it out recently, you need to go back and check it out because it’s being updated all the time,” Umsted said. People who don’t have social media accounts but want to remain updated on the new conversations happening about Newton can do so with the agitator tool on the website that can be accessed by the social tab on the site. The agitator tool combines all of the social media posts from Facebook and Twitter for the City of Newton pages, the Get To Know Newton pages and all of the Get To Know Newton community partner’s pages. “If you want to know community news up to the minute in Newton this is the place to go,” Umsted said. “I think it’s the most reliable as it is very up to date. Its great because you don’t even need a social media account to engage all of it.”

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Bachman was among a total of six nurses nominated for this quarter’s DAISY Award: Lisa Dobbie, Carol Hammer, Dawn Karnes, Jen Maki and Jenna Seals. The DAISY Award, presented in collaboration with The American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the efforts nurses perform every day.  Nomination forms are available throughout Skiff Medical Center. 

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how people know every inch of Newton, and they can tell where it is within five minutes of posting the photo.” One of the goals of using social media is to create new conversations. “I don’t know if any of you are familiar with Raygun Tshirts, but they make kind of trendy shirts and are located in the East Village in Des Moines,” Umsted said. “Their T-shirts are usually very topical for cities or the State of Iowa. When they started to follow us on Twitter, we tweeted back, saying we liked their shirts (and asking if they would) consider a speedway design. Conversations with journalists and other people are happening now via Twitter.” The second part of using social media is the encouragement for people to participate in the conversation about Newton by using the hash-tag “KnowNewton” across all of the platforms that the branding uses. “It’s really encouraging people to be using social media to communicate about Newton in a positive way,” Umsted said. Another part of the online

of Team Ola as of late. “I think the idea of Relay is great, because you go out and have fun and it’s a community effort. The entire community works together and at the same time you are working towards a very important cause,” Dot said. Dot also admitted to loving the competitive aspect of RFL and wants to see her team raise the most money for cancer research. According to the Jasper County RFL website, Team Ola has raised $290 towards cancer research and Dot has raised $110 of it. She is hoping to raise more and is selling luminarias on June 6, 9 and 10 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Park Centre lobby. Luminarias are the white bags

nal design of buildings will always result in positive improvements,” Reinders said. “Many times these improvements are simply remove later alterations that have obscured this original architectural character.” The presentation covered the history, preservation and renovations of many downtown districts across Iowa, but

and never too busy for my father-inlaw or the family. You need to know that she is an awesome nurse!” The sentiments were similar in the nomination from Michelle Lewis, who wrote, “Sheenna cared for my fatherin-law during his last days. She was attentive to all his needs. She always was proactive on giving him pain meds to keep him out of pain and comfortable. She was very attentive to family as well. She was always available for any ques-

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see how it can be using that to communicate more efficiently. “Since the brand has launched across all departments, we have started using the Newton Newsflash feature of our website to greater extent,” Umsted said. “Newton citizens can get up to the minute updates as soon as information is available. It’s updated all the time making our website more valuable and a better tool in letting our citizens interact with us.” Since the launch of the brand and the race, the Newton community is filled with banners and signs. “We have had rotating banner stands that have been displayed at Skiff Medical Center and YMCA as well as some of our facilities,” Umsted said. “We also have banners in the downtown area and out by the speedway.” The Get To Know Newton brand is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The pages are filled with giveaway games and informational posts in regards to the brand. “Once a week, we give away a coffee mug by placing it somewhere in the city,” Umsted said. “I am blown away by

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DEAR ABBY: I just found out my husband was arrested for being with a hooker. My in-laws (whom I love and adore) bailed him out of jail. No one said a word about it to me. I don’t know how to confront all of them with the fact that I know about this “dirty little secret.” What should I do? — BETRAYED WIFE DEAR BETRAYED: First, visit your gynecologist and ask to be treated for every STD known to man. Then invite your in-laws to a “family dinner,” tell them the cat is out of the bag and ask why this was kept from you. And while you’re at it, ask your mother-in-law (whom you love and adore) how SHE would feel if your father-in-law had possibly exposed her to an STD and it had been kept from her. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. DEAR ABBY: I’ll bet this is an issue in many homes. When my son “Chet” graduated from high school, we gave him a very nice graduation party, which included his friends and family. He received many gifts. I gave my son thank-you cards, stamps, and a detailed list of whom to send the cards to. So far, he has refused. Chet is normally thoughtful and considerate. I don’t know what to do. I’m embarrassed by his lack of gratitude. I have told him we have received thank-yous from his friends and that the cards can be brief. Should I send the thank-you notes myself, or just let it go? — EMBARRASSED MOM IN CALIFORNIA DEAR MOM: If the amount of mail I receive from readers complaining that their gifts are not acknowledged is an accurate barometer, your problem is very common. Without being confrontational, ask your son why he refuses to thank the people who gave him gifts. If the answer is he doesn’t know what to say and he’s embarrassed that he has procrastinated, offer to help him by making suggestions. You’re right; the thank-yous don’t have to be lengthy. But DO NOT write them for him. Chet is a big boy and the responsibility is his.

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced, single woman in my 50s. I love my grandchildren dearly but am faced with a dilemma. I work full-time and take my grandchildren some nights and on the one day I have off — usually on weekends. I can’t plan things on a weekend without feeling I have made it difficult for my son and his wife to find someone to watch their children. Her mom, a stay-at-home wife, watches them several days a week. I want to continue spending time with my grandkids, but I also want the freedom to be there when I choose to be. I realize finding a sitter you can afford and trust to watch your children is a challenge. I have tried talking to my son, but it doesn’t seem to get through to him. I know I need to do something, but what? I’m afraid I won’t see the kids at all if I take a stand. — LADY ON THE LAKE IN MICHIGAN DEAR LADY: Check your calendar and plan some time for yourself — one or two weekends a month. Then tell your son and his wife which ones you will be AVAILABLE. Free baby-sitting services are hard to come by, and you are not giving yourself enough credit. If the unspoken threat is that it’s “all or nothing,” then, frankly, you should step back further and let your son and daughter-in-law shoulder even more responsibility for the children they brought into this world.







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Submitted Photo Several Aurora Heights Elementary School students received the Presidential Academic Fitness Awards during the school’s year-end assembly. To qualify, students had maintain a 3.5 grade point average for fifth and sixth grade and score above 85 percent on reading, math or science on Iowa Assessments. Students receiving awards included (front row, from left) Lizy Raper, Kloe Pettigrew, Lane Rose, Taryn Lovan, Carson Potter, Luke Zaabel, Trenton Ollom, Courtney Dawson, (middle row) Kiley Essen, Molly Lamb, Emilee Scheff, Ashley VanSickle, Julian Hotchkin, Lillian Busch, (back row) Kamryn Arguello, Madilyn Amos, Korie Jack, Brock Jordan, Keegan Scott and Zane Kohlmeyer.

Members of the Marshalltown Area Tumbling & Trampoline USAG Tumbling Team recently competed in Mason City for the state USAG Championships. Athletes competed on trampoline, doublemini trampoline and floor. All MAT team members qualified to move on for the opportunity to compete at the USAG TT Nationals in July. Teams from Nebraska and Minnesota also participated in the event to make it larger and add to the competition. The World Championships for Power Tumbling and Trampoline will be held in the United States this year, providing excellent opportunities of growth for the sport and its athletes futures. For more information on upcoming events at MAT, visit The following are the meet results: Tumbling Results Level 5, Kaydee Silva, first place; Level 6, Emma Bair, state champion; Level 7, Alyvia Chadderdon, first place, and Kyah Siegert, first place; Level 9, Stephanie Slaven, first place, and Mackensie Schuster, first place. Trampoline Results Level 5, Tayiah Siegert, first place; Level 6, Kyah Siegert, first place; Level 8, Kaydee Silva, second place; Level 9, Mackensie Schuster, state champion. Double Mini Trampoline Results Level 5, Tayiah Siegert, first place; Level 6, Kyah Siegert, second place; Level 8, Kaydee Silva, first place; Level  9, Mackensie Schuster, state champion.

‘Garde Manger’ Hannah Smith of Newton (left) and Amanda Jo Robbins of Des Moines work together to carve a submarine ice sculpture in their culinary course “Garde Manger” at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The sculpture is a group project for the students of the course where they focus on center pieces and displays. Smith is in her second year in the culinary program at DMACC. 

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JCCO hosts Bike and Fish program Kids ages 12 to 16 years old are invited to join Jasper County Conservation staff on a bike ride Tuesday, June 17, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning at the Jasper County Armory/Annex Building, located at 1030 W. Second St. S. in Newton. The group will ride a portion

of the Newton Bike Trail and end at the future sight of Jasper County’s Environmental Education Center. There the group will go fishing and do some exploring around the pond.  All fishing equipment is provided; participants will need to

have their own biking equipment. There is a $5.00 fee for this program and registratio is required.   Registration forms can be found at  For more information, call (641) 792-9780.

Community Heights Alliance Church, located at 2300 S. 13th Ave. E., will host a week-long Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 9, to Friday, June 13, called Son Treasure Island. Son Treasure Island will create a fun island atmosphere where children will sing, watch skits, create crafts, play games and learn about God. The program is from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day and is for children entering kindergarten to sixth grade. For more information, call the church at (641) 792-1620.

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10 ways to use chia seeds in foods By Emily Ring, RD LD Newton Hy-Vee Dietician Chia seeds are all the rage these days and with good reason. These seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. Four grams of fiber are found in every tablespoon of chia seeds. Fiber may be beneficial in blood glucose control, weight management, digestive health, cancer prevention and heart health. Most of us think of fish when we hear omega-3 fats; however, chia seeds are also a very good source of these fats. Omega-3 fats are good fats and may be important to brain health as well as heart health. Besides being a source of fiber and omega-3 fats, chia is a good source of antioxidants. The next time you are looking to include chia in a meal, look no further than this list of 10 great ideas. Here are 10 great ways to use chia: • Smoothies or Yogurt - Add 1 tablespoon of chia to your favorite smoothie or yogurt • Pudding - Make a delicious pudding using chia and milk or milk alternative • Baked Goods - Add some chia to the recipe

All classes are free for members or $9 for a nonmember adult day pass. Body Sculpt Monady, Wednesday 8 to 8:45a.m. A class that blends flexibility moves that builds strength and balance using the participants own body weight. Firm Express Aerobics Room, Monday and Wednesday 5:55 to 6:25 p.m. This class uses hand weights, tubing, medicine balls, steps and more to help increase strength, tone up muscles, and improve metabolism and flexibility.

Metro Creative Connection Fiber-fill chia seeds are a great addition to foods that help control blood glucose, manage weight and support digestive health.

good shake. Refrigerate overnight or at least 5 to 6 hours. Serves two. Nutrition facts per serving: 110 calories, 5g fat, 65mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 9g sugar, 3g protein. Fruity Refrigerator Oatmeal 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2 cup skim milk 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit Add oats, yogurt, milk and chia seeds to a pint-sized Mason jar or 2-cup storage container with plastic lid. Stir ingredients together. Top with fruit. Cover and let stand in refrigerator overnight. Serve cold. Serves one.

Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away. The experimental approach that helped her is one of the newest frontiers in the rapidly advancing field of cancer immunotherapy, which boosts the body’s natural ways of attacking tumors. At a conference in Chicago on Monday, doctors also reported extending gains recently made with immune therapies against leukemia and the skin cancer melanoma to bladder, lung and other tumor types. The cervical cancer experi-

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• Egg Substitute Soak 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 1/4 cup of water to replace 1 egg in a recipe • Grilling Meats Add chia seeds to BBQ sauce to thicken • Breading - Mix chia seeds with panko or breadcrumbs to add fiber • Pancakes and Waffles - Add chia seeds to the mix • Soups - Chia seeds make an excellent thickener for soups • Hot cereals - Top your favorite hot cereal or make a refrigerator oatmeal • Tomato Juice - Add to tomato or vegetable juice to boost the fiber Triple Berry Chia Pudding 1 cup unsweetened almond-coconut milk beverage, such as Almond Breeze 2 tablespoons chia seeds 3/4 cup fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries 5 to 6 drops liquid stevia or sugar or honey to taste Combine the almond-coconut milk with the chia seeds and fruit in a glass jar with a lid. Cover and shake well; set aside for 15 minutes. Give it another

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ment was the first time an immune therapy has worked so dramatically against a cancer caused by a virus — HPV. In a pilot study by the National Cancer Institute, the tumors of two out of nine women completely disappeared and those women remain cancer-free more than a year later. That’s far better than any other treatment has achieved in such cases. Doctors are trying it now against throat, anal and other cancers caused by HPV, the human papillomavirus, and think it holds promise for cancers caused by other viruses, too. Wallace enrolled in the study, and researchers removed one of her tumors, isolated special immune system cells that were attacking it, multiplied them in the lab and gave

billions of them back to her in a one-time infusion. They also gave her drugs to boost her immune response — “like Gatorade for the cells,” she said. “It’s been 22 months since treatment and 17 months of completely clean scans” showing no sign of cancer, Wallace said. Doctors are trying the treatment on several dozen more women with advanced cervical cancer and it could someday be offered at many cancer centers the way bone marrow and stem cell transplants are now. Immune therapy struggled for years with just occasional small gains, but “now we have cruise missiles” giving better kill rates against many tumor types, said Dr. Steven O’Day of the University of Southern California.

Silver Sneakers Aerobics Room, Tuesday and Thursday 8:15 to 9 a.m. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Step Monday, Wednesday 5:15 to 5:50 p.m. High intensity aerobic workout utilizing the STEP bench. choreography is moderate to complex in this class which is designed for participants who want to increase their cardiovascular fitness. Yoga Aerobics Room, Tuesdays and Fridays 7 to 8 a.m. Experience the mind/body connection through a series of postures, creating a continuous flow, accompanied by deep breathing. Yoga focuses on internal strength, postural integration and radiant health.

Newton Church of The Way 2306 S. Third Ave. E. Cardio Pump The Worship Center Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Basic Step Aerobics The Worship Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:35 to 9 a.m. Intermediate Step Aerobics The Worship Center Mondays, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Cardio Mix The Worship Center Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Sit to Be Fit The Worship Center Tuesdays and Fridays, 12 to 12:45 p.m.

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Newton baseball falls in LHC opener By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NORWALK — Newton’s Cardinal baseball players were stymied at the plate by the pitching of Norwalk senior Austin Lavelle Wednesday night. In their Little Hawkeye Conference opener, the Cardinals were held to two hits and struck out nine times against Lavelle. Newton dropped a 4-0 decision to the hosting Warriors, who notched their first win of the season. Newton and Norwalk are both 1-4 overall. The Cardinals are 0-1 in LHC play and the Warriors are 1-0. Senior shortstop Chandler Sturtz singled to lead off the game for Newton, but the Cardinals couldn’t put together hits to score a run in the first. Derek Wrage, a senior who started on Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News At left, Newton catcher Evan Shimon is set to fire a throw to second during a recent home game. The Cardinals lost at Norwalk Wednesday in Little Hawkeye Conference play. They are at home Friday against Pella Christian.

the mound for Newton, ripped a double leading off the top of the third in a scoreless game. Again, the Cardinals stranded base runners. Norwalk broke the scoreless tie in its half of the third inning. With one gone, Tyler Schilling doubled. Mason Hughes went in as a courtesy runner and came around to score on a twoout single by Sam Acri. The Warriors added two more runs in the fourth. Lavelle drove in both runs on a double to center field. Two singles and a double-play grounder produced the final run of the game for Norwalk in the fifth inning. Newton was retired in order in the sixth and seventh innings. Wrage pitched two innings of onehit baseball and struck out two Warriors. Jordan Travis was charged with three runs on four hits and three walks in two innings of work for Newton. Michael Barr allowed one run on three hits and one walk in two innings, plus struck out one batter. Newton hosts Pella Christian at Woodland Park Friday for a Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader. First pitch is at 5:30 p.m.

Newton softball has tough LHC opener at Norwalk By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

Submitted photo Adam Rininger (left), great grandson of Rubby Wallace of Newton (right) won two gold medals in swimming at the Iowa Summer Special Olympics in Ames, May 6. Rininger is 13 and the son of Sean and Track Rininger of Muscatine.

Tumbling camp set NEWTON — MAT Gymnastics Tumbling/ Trampoline will hold a camp Friday and Saturday at the Newton facility at 202 S. 2nd Ave. E, which is across from the Newton Post Office. Cost for the two-day camp is $15. It is for boys and girls ages 3 and up. The camp begins Friday, June 6, at 5 p.m. and continues on Saturday, June 7, starting at 9 a.m. All participants will utilize our trampoline, double mini trampoline, elevated rod floor, and numerous skill building shapes and wedges. Students will be divided according to age and ability level. The camp schedule is: Friday — ages 3, 4 and 5 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ages 6 and up from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Saturday — ages 3,4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; ages 6 and up from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Contact MAT at (641)-752-6373 for registration.

NORWALK — Newton’s Cardinals just got on the scoreboard. They were down 5-1 after four innings. It was still a ballgame. Unfortunately, Norwalk’s Warriors struck for six runs in the bottom of the sixth to close the door on the visiting Newton girls. Newton lost 11-1 in its Little Hawkeye Conference opener Wednesday night. “We have to make the plays. We can’t have a routine out turn into an error,” said Newton softball head coach Ashley Ryan. Norwalk scored twice in the first inning, once in the second and two more times in the third to build a 5-0 lead. Newton scratched out a run in the top of the fourth. Sydney Jenkins and Lizzie Stock had back-toback singles for the Cardinals in the fourth inning. With one out, Madison Bagnal was hit by a pitch. Jenkins scored the lone run for Newton. The Cardinals stranded six baserunners in the game. “We need to be able to adjust at the plate better,” Ryan said, after the Cardinals only had three hits in the contest. Bagnal connected for a single in the game. Stock took the pitching loss. She allowed 13 hits, walked four and struck out three. Norwalk’s six-run fifth inning was highlighted by a two-run home run by Katie Elliott. The Warriors are 5-0 overall. Newton is 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. The Cardinals host Pella Christian Friday in a LHC doubleheader at Berg Middle School. First pitch is at 6 p.m. Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News At left, Jaci Twaddle (12) tracks down a fly ball to the outfield during a home game for Newton softball. The Cardinals lost at Norwalk Wednesday.

Liepa to bring Iowa baseball history to life at Newton Public Library program NEWTON — Noted historian and baseball expert, John Liepa, presents “How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players,” at the Newton Public Library on Monday, June 9. The program is for the whole family. Library Meeting Room doors open at 5 p.m. for viewing of Liepa’s extensive baseball memorabilia, including baseball cards. At 6 p.m, he will begin talking about the invention and origins of baseball and the first players of baseball in Iowa. He will focus on players originating from Jasper County and area towns. “How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players” is a special presentation about the myths regarding the “invention” of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the United States; how the Civil War played a role in accelerating the spread of the game; the very first

mention of the game’s coming to Iowa in 1858, and how it caught on. Liepa is a Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC.) He has taught courses on American National Government; State and Local Government; Community Organizing; U.S. History; Iowa History; World History; African-American History; Women’s History; Labor History; and World Geography since 1972. Liepa has been honored as DMACC’s “Educator of the Year” in 2004; and received an “Excellence in Education” award in 2001. He is an avid collector, archivist and author of articles on Iowa’s baseball history, a 28-year member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and owns an extensive collection of Iowan’s baseball cards and photographs from 1866 to the present.

Submitted photo John Liepa often does his presentations dressed as Iowa’s first major Leaguer, Cal McVey of Montrose, who played for the 1869 Cincinnati Redstockings. He will presenting a program Monday June 9 at Newton Public Library.

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Area baseball/softball roundup Greene Co. beats CMB softball

C-M softball tops S. Hamilton

PCM baseball loses in shutout

By Ben Schuff Daily News Sports Writer

By Ben Schuff Daily News Sports Writer

By Ben Schuff Daily News Sports Writer

Collins-Maxwell/Baxter scored early Wednesday night, but Greene County scored often. CMB suffered its third loss of the season in a 6-1 defeat at Greene County. The Raiders were held in check most of the night by opposing pitcher Marissa Promes, who threw a completegame five-hitter for Greene County. CMB’s lone run of the game came in the second inning when freshman Mikayla Eslinger hit her first career home run for a 1-0 Raider lead. Eslinger finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate. Promes didn’t give up much from that point on as she finished the game with 11 strikeouts and no walks. Greene County tied the game in the third and took the lead in the next inning by scoring an unearned run. The Rams then roughed up CMB starting pitcher Heather Jessen for four more runs in the sixth, all but ending the game.

COLFAX — The Tigerhawks pounded out 14 hits and earned their second win of the week in a 11-4 victory over South Hamilton Wednesday night. South Hamilton led, 3-1, heading into the bottom of the third inning when ColfaxMingo batted around the order. Singles from Amy Russell and Erin Earles helped tie the game and then Brooke Nicholson gave the Tigerhawks the lead for good on a two-RBI double to right field. Colfax-Mingo added three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, which was more than enough support for its starting pitcher, Russell. The freshman threw all seven innings and struck out 10 batters while allowing one earned run. The Tigerhawks also beat Colo-Nesco, 6-2, in a rain-shortened game Tuesday night.

PRAIRIE CITY — The hits were even between Roland-Story and Prairie City-Monroe Wednesday night. The end result was anything but. Class 2A No. 3 Roland Story shutout the Mustangs, 4-0, despite both teams knocking out five hits each. Junior Chase Keuning suffered his second loss of the year on the mound for PCM in an otherwise decent outing. The right hander allowed two earned runs and struck out two in six innings. Two errors cost PCM (3-2) early in the game as the Norsemen scored three runs in the second inning and one more in the third. Keuning went 2-for-3 at the plate and was the only Mustang to record more than one hit off Roland-Story starter Alex Muhlenburg, who pitched a complete game.

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer, a popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, died Wednesday. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays as a senior adviser, and the team confirmed he had died. Zimmer had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having seven hours of heart surgery in mid-April. After starting as a minor league infielder in 1949, Zimmer went on to have one Zimmer of the longest-lasting careers in baseball history. Zimmer played for the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win the World Series, played for the original New York Mets, nearly managed the Boston Red Sox to a championship in the 1970s and was Joe Torre’s right-hand man with the New York Yankees’ most recent dynasty. Zimmer was easily recognizable for the big chaw that always seemed to be in his cheek, and his storytelling was a treat for anyone lucky enough to hear him. Beloved by many, his No. 66 jersey had been worn recently by longtime Tampa Bay third base coach Tom Foley in tribute. The Rays hosted the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, and Foley was crying in the dugout. Along the way, Zimmer played for Hall of Fame manager Casey Stengel and coached Derek Jeter — quite a span, by any major league measure. It wasn’t always easy, either. Early in his career, he was beaned by a fastball and doctors had to put metal screws in his head. Many years later, Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez tossed Zimmer to the ground during a fight between the Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park in the playoffs. “Probably the best baseball man I knew,” Billy Connors, who coached under Zimmer on the Cubs, told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. “We had a lot of great times. I loved listening to him every day,” he said.

Cardinals bounce back, beat Royals in 11 innings KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Carpenter had a career-high five hits, including the go-ahead double in the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. After the Royals rallied with two runs in the ninth, Peter Bourjos worked a one-out walk off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (1-2) in the 11th. Carpenter then rapped his double to center field, drawing a roar from a crowd comprised mostly of Cardinals fans. Allen Craig added a two-run single off Tim Collins later in the inning, and Pat Neshek breezed through the bottom half to end the Royals’ sixgame winning streak against National League clubs. Sam Freeman (1-0) earned the win with a perfect 10th inning. Carpenter became the first Cardinal to record five hits in a game since Ryan Ludwick on Sept. 4, 2009. He had a part in his club’s first three runs, driving in Mark Ellis in the second inning and scoring on Matt Holliday’s groundout in the seventh The Cardinals persevered after Adam Wainwright blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning. He struck out Eric Hosmer to start it, but the ball

squirted away from catcher Yadier Molina, allowing Hosmer to reach first base. Billy Butler followed with a crisp single up the middle. Trevor Rosenthal, who took the loss Tuesday night, entered in relief and walked Alex Gordon on a full count to load the bases. Salvador Perez followed with a broken-bat groundout to score a run, and Lorenzo Cain’s single up the middle knotted the game 2-all. The ninth-inning rally wasted a dazzling bounce-back start by Wainwright, who was trying to become the NL’s first nine-game winner. The two-time All-Star did not allow a hit until the sixth inning, stranded three runners on third base and struck out eight while walking just two. Wainwright wasn’t the only Cardinal to get on track, either. Molina had hits in his first two at-bats, snapping an 0-for-16 streak. Ellis ended an 0-for-8 stretch with his single in the second that led to the game’s first run. Jason Vargas kept Kansas City in it most of the night. After leaving the bases loaded in the first inning, he went on strand 10 in a season-high eight innings. The left-hander allowed nine hits and walked two while allowing two runs or fewer for the fifth time in six starts.

Cubs to leave WGN Radio after 90 years CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are ending their partnership with WGN Radio, one of the longest such relationships in broadcast history. WGN Radio president Jimmy de Castro confirmed Wednesday media reports that the Cubs are leaving the station after this season. The radio station has been the Cubs’ radio home for 90 years. The Cubs say they’ll hold a news conference Thursday at Wrigley Field to announce a longterm broadcast deal with CBS-owned WBBMAM. Cubs announcers Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer are expected to continue calling the team’s games. De Castro says that parting ways was a difficult decision for the station. But he says the decision

was made after the station determined the business deal the Cubs insisted on did not make economic sense for the station, which first broadcast the team’s games in 1925. The Cubs haven’t had a winning team for several years, losing 288 games over the last three years, which has affected advertising revenue, according to de Castro. As a result, the radio station has lost money and would have continued to lose money had the team decided to renew its contract with the broadcast outlet. The station exercised an opt-out provision in the contract last fall due to falling ratings and revenue. That move followed the Cubs’ decision to opt out of their WGN-TV deal to seek better long-term regional TV rights fees.

Heat, Spurs start NBA Finals tonight SAN ANTONIO (AP) —

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade can point to statistics showing just how close the 2013 NBA Finals were. Tim Duncan doesn’t need them. He can’t forget the way his San Antonio Spurs lost, especially since every replay brings another painful reminder. The Spurs were on the verge of celebrating a fifth title in Game 6, and just two nights later were congratulating the Miami Heat on their second straight crown. The Spurs wanted a rematch, and so did basketball fans. It begins Thursday in San Antonio. “I think it’s great that these two franchises have this opportunity in back-to-back years to compete for a championship,” Wade said Wednesday. “Last year was an unbelievable series and ... it went down to the very end. We won the series by a total of five points, you know? That’s how close it was. But it was a very even series. I think this year it could be another great series.” From Tony Parker’s circus shot that stole Game 1 for the Spurs, to Ray Allen’s 3-pointer that saved Game 6 for the Heat, to James’ jumper that put away Game 7, almost every contest provided a new highlight. It deserved an encore, just

like when the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers seemed to pick up right where they left off in the 1980s. The NBA hasn’t had a finals rematch since 1998, when Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls beat Utah for the second straight season. San Antonio is considered a slight favorite this time, perhaps a little deeper, healthier and better than it was last year, and owning the home-court advantage this time. The Spurs don’t need to change much to change the result. They outscored the Heat 684-679 over seven games, and there were 47 ties and 42 lead changes, according to STATS. “If you look at the numbers, the lead changes, the ties and the points in that series, it’s almost even,” James said. “So we did our part, they did their part. “Both teams put themselves in a position to win an NBA champion-

ship, and we just happened to make one or two more plays to win it.” Duncan, a three-time NBA Finals MVP who had been 4 for 4 at this stage, wasn’t on the floor when the Spurs couldn’t come up with a rebound just before Allen’s shot. He then missed a shot and follow attempt from right in front of the basket in the final minute of Game 7 with San Antonio trailing by two. Not even getting back to the finals again with the league’s best record can make him forget. “It lasts. I have a very good memory, especially for my misses and losses. You keep those, you learn from them and you hope to change them next time,” Duncan said. “That stuck with me and obviously it’s always in the back of my mind, and every time I see anything to do with that, it pops right back in.” James had similar regrets in his first finals with Miami in 2011, but it’s been all smiles since. The Heat are the first team to play in four straight finals since Boston from 1984-87, and can become the first three-time champion since the Lakers more than a decade ago. But their focus is only on winning the next title, not reminiscing about the last couple. “Last year is last year and we’re

excited about it, but this trophy this year belongs to nobody,” James said. “It’s up for grabs.” Both teams have reason to think they will win it. Wade is much healthier than last year, when he needed extensive treatment before Game 7, and the Heat have been able to get him extra rest by losing just three games in the first three rounds. The Spurs’ Manu Ginobili is also in much better shape this year and Patty Mills has emerged as an effective point guard off the bench, giving San Antonio options if Parker is slowed by the sore left ankle that knocked him out of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. It’s the sixth finals for the Spurs since 1999 and Miami’s fifth in nine years, but both face uncertain futures. Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich could be near the end of their run together. James, Wade and Bosh can all become free agents this summer. That’s for July. For now, maybe the teams can duplicate last June. “You hope it’s going to be a great series for both teams’ sake, for the fans that love our game,” James said. “You hope it can be one of the great finals appearances.” Just like last year.

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to the following Federal provisions: - Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR Part 60 Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity - DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 Davis Bacon Act - DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 29 - Government-wide Debarment and Suspension and Government-wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace - DOT Regulation 49 CRF Part 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction) - TITLE 49 United States Code, Chapter 501 - Buy American Preferences Copies of the Contract Documents are on file and may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk, 101 W 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa 50208, and at Clapsaddle-Garber Associates, 16 East Main Street, Suite 400, Marshalltown, Iowa - 50158. Proposal forms, Plans and Specifications can be downloaded at no charge from or a printed copy can be obtained by contacting Beeline + Blue at 2507 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or by phone at 515-244-1611. A $50 refundable deposit is required for all printed plan sets and specifications. This fee is REFUNDABLE, provided the following conditions are met: 1) The plans and specifications are returned to CGA complete and in good usable condition and 2) they are returned to the above address within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project. This notice is given by order by the City of Newton, Iowa. By: Katrina Davis, City Clerk June 5

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lassifieds C Public Notices 2014 East Mart TIF District Sanitary Sewer Extension City of Newton Newton, Iowa Time and Place for Filing Sealed Proposals. Sealed bids for the work comprising the improvement as stated below must be filed before 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2014, in the office of Newton Public Works, City of Newton, 101 W 4th Street, P.O. Box 399, Newton, Iowa. Time and Place Sealed Proposals Will be Opened and Considered. Sealed proposals will be opened and bids tabulated at 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2014, in the office of Newton Public Works, City of Newton, for consideration by the City of Newton City Council at its meeting at 6:00 p.m. on July 7, 2014. The City of Newton reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Time for Commencement and Completion of Work. Work on the improvement shall commence upon approval of the contract by the Council, and as stated in the Notice to Proceed. All work under the Contract must be substantially complete on or before November 28, 2014. Damages in the amount of $500.00 per day will be assessed for each day the work remains incomplete. Bid Security. Each bidder shall accompany its bid with bid security, as defined in Section 26.8 of the Iowa Code in the amount equal to 10 percent of the total amount of the bid. Contract Documents. Copies of the project documents are available for a price of $25 per set. This fee is refundable, provided the plans and specifications are returned complete and in good usable condition, and they are returned within fourteen (14) calendar days after the award of the project. Please make your check payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 2730 Ford Street, Ames, IA 50010-0688, (515) 233-6100, fax (515)233-4430. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project # 3352384 on the website's Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $0.00. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Preference of Products and Labor. Preference shall be given to domestic construction materials by the contractor, subcontractors, material, men, and suppliers in performance of the contract and further, by virtue of statutory authority, preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa, and to Iowa domestic labor, to the extent lawfully required under Iowa statutes. Sales Tax Exemption Certificates. The bidder shall not include sales tax in the bid. The City of Newton will distribute tax exemption certificates and authorization letters to the Contractor and all subcontractors who are identified. The Contractor and subcontractor may make copies of the tax exemption certificates and provide a copy to each supplier providing construction materials. These tax exemption certificates and authorization letters are applicable only for this specific project under the Contract. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Installation of 2,000 LF of 8” sanitary sewer main to serve future development area. Also includes 9 sanitary manholes, 1 acre of seeding and other miscellaneous items. This Notice is given by authority of the City of Newton Katrina Davis, City Clerk, City of Newton, Iowa June 5 Jasper County Payments 5/20/2014 A Kleen Inc Services............................323.00 Advanced Correctional Medical...........................3,538.21 Ag-Grow Plus Lawn Care Inc Services............................348.00 Ahlers & Cooney PC Services............................261.50 Alliant Energy-IP&L Utilities............................8,723.08 Ambassador Steel Supplies.........................1,450.00 American Concrete Concrete.........................2,344.00 American Home Finding Shelter............................3,592.05 Amerigas Fuel...................................704.03 Ames Ford Lincoln Truck............................25,169.00 Arnold, Anita Diane Mileage..............................394.24 Balmer, Michael John Mileage..................................9.52 Barney's Inc Repairs..............................685.23 Barrier Group, The Maintenance...................4,500.00 Bishop, Douglas C Mileage................................57.68 Black Hills Energy Utilities............................1,314.03 Boettcher, Jeannie Mileage..............................291.20 Brooker Corporation Supplies.........................2,647.68 Bunse, Mary Mileage..............................123.20 Cable, Gerriann Mileage..............................231.84 Calhoun-Burns and Assoc., Inc. Inspection.......................9,125.38 Cantu, Katie L Reimbursement...................26.00 Capital Sanitary Supply Co Inc Supplies............................923.81 Capstone Behavioral Healthcare Medical.........................11,149.92 Card Services Services..............................59.97 Carriker Ford, Inc Equipment.....................18499.00 Castillo, Inez Mileage..............................340.48 CBM Food Service Food...............................4,524.48 CDW Government Inc Supplies.........................2,150.43 Central Iowa Detention Services.........................1,620.00 Central Iowa Fasteners Supplies............................158.13 Central Iowa Water Association Utilities...............................722.66 CenturyLink Utilities...............................937.58 Certified Laboratories Supplies..............................61.51 Chatham Oaks Inc Services.........................3,800.68 City of Baxter Utilities.................................16.33 City of Kellogg Utilities.................................37.75 City of Newton Landfill Trash............................12,929.10 Cleaver, Gary Mileage..............................338.80 Communication Innovators, Inc Services.......................42,315.13 Cooling, Dennis R Reimbursement...................13.00 Cott Systems Inc Services.........................1,490.00 Crop Production Services Inc Chemicals.........................251.30 Cross-Dillon Tire Inc Supplies............................346.00 Damman, Lisa Mileage..............................206.64 Deegan, John M Mileage..............................122.08 Denton, Dana Mileage................................88.48 Des Moines Jim Hawk

NOTICE OF LETTING Notice is Hereby Given: Sealed proposals will be received by the Public Works Director of the City of Newton, Iowa, at his office in the Public Works Building at 1700 North Fourth Avenue West, Newton, Iowa 50208, until 2:00 pm local time on June 18, 2014, for the project described as Acquisition of Snow Removal Equipment, Newton Municipal Airport, as hereinafter described in general and as described in detail in the Plans and Specifications for said improvements now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Proposals will be opened and read aloud at that time. Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held at City Hall at 101 W 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa 50208, at 6:00 p.m. local time on July 7, 2014 or at such later time and place as may then be fixed. The extent of the work involved is as follows: Acquisition of 4x4 Carrier Vehicle, Dump Body, Tailgate Sander, Power Reversible Displacement Plow, Underbody-Mounted Scraper and Front or Rear Mounted Wing Plow for the Newton Municipal Airport Each proposal must be accompanied either by a cashier's check or certified check in the amount of 5% drawn on an Iowa bank or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, a Bid Bond in the amount of 5%, or a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States and filed in an envelope separate from the one containing the proposal, made payable to the City Treasurer of the City of Newton, Iowa, and said check or draft may be cashed or the Bid Bond declared forfeited by the Treasurer as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract within fifteen (15) days of the award of the contract and post bond satisfactory to the City insuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and maintenance of said improvements as required by law. Payment to the Contractor for said construction will be made in cash from any funds of said City which may be legally used for such purposes and a Federal grant-in-aid from the Federal Aviation Administration. CGA PN 4422.04 NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING N - 1 The work under the proposed contract shall actively commence within ten (10) calendar days of issuance of the Notice to Proceed, and the project shall be completed within one hundred and fifty (150) calendar days thereafter. The City reserves the right to award the Contract at the time of said meeting or at such later time as may then be fixed and to reject any or all bids, and to waive technicalities and irregularities and to enter into such Contract as it shall deem to be for the best interests of said Owner. Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for opening bids. Award will be subject to concurrence in award from the Federal Aviation Administration and upon the Owner receiving Federal funding assistance under the Airport Improvement Program. Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions: - Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR Part 60 Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity - DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 Davis Bacon Act - DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 29 - Government-wide Debarment and Suspension and Government-wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace - DOT Regulation 49 CRF Part 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction) - TITLE 49 United States Code, Chapter 501 - Buy American Preferences Copies of the Contract Documents are on file and may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk, 101 W 4th Street South, Newton, Iowa 50208, and at Clapsaddle-Garber Associates,

May 20, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 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. Sheriff John Halferty made a request for an increase in the number of deputies. Halferty stated that as the result of the incident in Madison County where an individual pulled a handgun while in the courthouse, the Chief Judge of the 5th Judicial District issued a security directive for sheriffs' offices to provide armed security in the County courthouses. Halferty made a request for more deputies at budget time in March. Halferty said that the Sheriff's Office has been short on deputies and it is difficult to provide adequate services to the County. The Supervisors expressed support for an increase in the Sheriff's staff. Motion by Brock, seconded by Stevenson to direct Dennis Simon, the Human Resources Director, to prepare and bring to the Board a resolution to create three deputy sheriffs positions. YEA:......CARPENTER STEVENSON, BROCK Human Resources Director, Dennis Simon asked the Board to approve a hiring resolution for a Part Time Clerk for the Planning and Zoning Department. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adopt Resolution 14-30, a hiring resolution certifying the following appointment to the Auditor for payroll implementation: DEPARTMENT Planning & Zoning POSITION Clerk (Part-time) EMPLOYEE Helen Kaldenberg PAY RATE $17.64 RANGE/STEP AFSCME Contract 5 year step EFFECTIVE DATE 5/21/14 YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Engineer, Russ Stutt presented to the Supervisors quotes for purchasing Twin CMP Arch Culverts and they are as follows: Contech Engineering Solutions....................$17,670.00 Metal Culverts, Inc......$20,035.85 Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to approve the purchase of Twin CMP Arch Culverts from Contech Engineering Solutions for the price of $17,670.00. YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for May 13, 2014. YEA:.....STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK There were no Board appointments. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to enter into closed session in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.5c “To discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.” YEA:.....STEVENSON, CARPENTER, BROCK The Board entered back into open session. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adjourn the Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. YEA:.....CARPENTER, STEVENSON, BROCK Dennis Parrott, Auditor Joe Brock, Chairman June 5

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GARAGE SALE Thurs., June 5th: 8am-5pm Fri., June 6th: 8am-5pm Girls French provincial bedroom furniture, 2 TVs, wishing well planter, queen pillow top mattress/box spring, corner kitchen set, 2 maple dining chairs, much home décor, many odds and ends. 2003 N. 2nd Ave. E. Newton


8TH ANNUAL Garage Sale Sat., June 7th: 8am-3pm Near new dehumidifiers, bicycles, lawn mowers, weed eaters, round antique oak table, fishing poles and equipment, used vacuums, used electric razors, kids toys, Nascar collectibles, step ladders, tools, Country CDs, and much more. 3000 First Ave. E., Newton GARAGE SALE Friday, June 6: 5-8 Saturday, June 7: 8-12 Router Table, paint ball gun, fish finder, tools, vac. cleaner, camp chairs, kitchen items, golf clubs, VHS tapes, kitchen appliances and much more! 2314 N. 5th Ave. E.


GARAGE SALE Thurs., June 5th: 3-6pm Fri., June 6th: 9am-5pm Sat., June 7th: 8am-1pm Boys clothes: 12 months3T, 2 Pac n Plays, high chair, 2 table high chairs, 2 potty chairs, toddler bedlike new, many infant and toddler toys, kitchen items, glassware, home decorations, pictures, Christmas items, jewelry and other misc. items, Ty Beanie Babies, VHSs. 1229 W. 4th St. N. (¼ mile South Union Cemetery) Southeast

GARAGE SALE Thur., June 5: 9-4 Friday, June 6: 9-4 Sat., June 7: 9-4 T.V., dressers, clothes, knick knacks, and something for everyone! 711 E. 12th St. Place N. Newton

3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Thurs., June 5th: 3-7 Fri., June 6th: 8-4 Girls and boys clothes sz 2T-sz 8, play pen, highchair, stroller, books, lots of household items and many other misc. items. 5189 Hwy S74 S. (3 miles South on Reasnor Rd.)



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GARAGE SALE Wed., June 4th: 5pm-9pm Thurs., June 5th: 9am-6pm Fri., June 6th: 9am-2pm Girls clothing all the way from 0-3 months to 6/7, maternity clothes & ladies clothing, many shoes and toys, home décor, scrapbooking items, movies, books, outdoor toys, many misc items—Something for everyone! 504 E. 24th St. S. Newton MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE Friday, June 6th: 3-8 & Saturday, June 7th: 8-2 Boys and girls clothes, women's size L-XXL, brand new David's Bridal wedding dress, home décor, kids toys, car seat, bicycles, gardening items, books, jewelry, shoes and lots of miscellaneous items. No early sales, cash only, not responsible for accidents, no returns or exchanges. 926 E. 8th St S. Newton Southwest

3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Moving/Cleaning Out Fri., June 6th: 9-5 Sat., June 7th: 9-3 Tons of gently used clothing: girls size NB-7/8, teen girls size XS-7, Hammond Organ - mint condition, doll toys, misc. items, make an offer items. 706 W. 9th St. S.

AFFORDABLE PAINTING -INT/EXT-25 Years ExperienceProfessional work at a very affordable rate! Free Bids! Contact Jeff (515)974-7002

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HUGE 2 FAMILY MOVING SALE Saturday, June 7th: 8-3 Air hockey table, foosball table, treadmill, bowflex, bar stools, church pew, Maytag items, shelves, quilt rack, Little Tikes kitchen set and toy box, cedar bunk beds, kids bikes and helmets, kids golf clubs, Lego sets in boxes, Lego table and storage shelf, Precious Moments, Winnie the Pooh storage bin, lots of books, board games and toys, lots of kids clothes, Barbie house with furniture. Don't miss this one! 1008 S. 28th Ave. W. Newton


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


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THRIFT SALE To Benefit: Bar None Cowboy Church of Iowa Friday June 6: 8-4 Saturday June 7: 8-12 Lots of Miscellaneous! Use back door. 1690 W. 19th St. S. Old Terrace Inn building EMPLOYMENT



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.



After July 4th into August $7.50 - $8.50/hour plus $1.50/ hour bonus. Text name, age, and phone number to 515-803-0785 *15 years or older *18 & older paid more

DRIVERS - City Driver/Dock Worker Needed. CDL Top Pay, 100% PAID Medical Benefits. Class A w/TX or HTN req. plus 1 yr. Verifiable Exp. Call 855.378.4972 - YRC Freight is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans



LOOKING FOR a house to rent, 2-3 bedrooms, in Newton. Call Mandy @ 641-417-8285. OLD FARM Toy Tractors, trucks, implements, and Advertising items. Also Lego Sets, pieces. 641526-3050. OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, and old Advertising signs. 641-4856591. ROUND FIBERGLASS picnic table with attached seating. Table top approx. 48”. 641-521-8807. TWIN SIZED frame for loft bed or bunk bed. Fairly low priced or free. 792-2797.

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WANTED: MALE Roommate, 3 bedroom home, possible dog. $125/ month plus 1/3 utilities, in Newton. 641-840-9573.

1 & 2 & 3 BDRM apartments: heat, water, stove, refrigerator, drapes all included. Off-street parking. 641-792-4000. CLEAN 2 bedroom house, 3 stall garage, W&D, no pets, non-smoking. $550/ month. 701 E. 8th St. S. 641-792-7123



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Downtown Living Clean, Modern, Quiet 1 Bedroom Apartment

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1, 2 & 3 BR Apts in Newton and Baxter Rent based on income Onsite laundry No pets 877-932-1132 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap accessible

FOR RENT: Nice 2 bedroom at 329 E. 13th St. N. References required, no pets. $450/month plus deposit. 641-792-0815 or 641-521-7312 MIDTOWN APARTMENTS Conveniently located on the Square in Newton Iowa. We have furnished and unfurnished apartments with all utilities paid. 1st and 13th months free with signed lease. On-site management and security, 24 hr. laundry, and convenient parking. Call for more info FOR SALE

1 SET of 2- 12.4 x 38 Rear Tractor Tires, in good condition. 641-259-2574.


1 & 2 bdrm units in Newton & Monroe! Priced $450-$600 $200 Security Deposits Pet Friendly (some restrictions) W/D Hookups Central Air Dishwasher Private covered Patio or Balcony with storage Laundry Facility onsite (641)792-6939 EHO

14 FT ALUMINUM Fishing boat and trailer, Johnson 6 HP gas motor, bow mount foot controlled trolling motor, hand controlled trolling motor, depth and fish finder, swivel seats, hand crank bow mount anchor. $1,800. 641-792-0378. Leave message. 3 MAYTAG TRUCKS – #1 1923 ½ ton, #2-1917 “Model T,” . #3 1948 Ford Semi $100,1968 Hasbro Yard Darts $20, WestMoreland Compote – white milk glass $10, old porcelain door knobs – 4 sets white , 1 black $50, 3 sets metal $20, 2 Pyrex nesting bowls, small blue, med. Red, 2 @ $15. 641-2757600.




4 TIRES – Goodyear Wrangler, R7/s P265/75 R16 $250. or OBO. 4 16” Alloy Dodge Rims $100. 641-521-4505. BALANCE UP-RIGHT Weight Scales, like new. $25. 641-521-8584.

WINCHESTER POCKET knife, USA made $15, tail lights for s-10, black coated $40, 400 pc. K-Nex in original containers $10, Disney movies – VHS $2. each. Finding Nemo, Hercules, Return of JaFar, James & the Great Peach, Flubber, Lady & the Tramp II, Bambi, 32 small to large stamping blocks $20. 7928017.

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332 SAIL BOAT, 17 ft., O'Day. Day sailor, trailer, accessories, $1,475.00. 641792-6351



BLACK LEATHER Motorcycle Jacket, size large, padded elbows, lower back $50. Excellent condition. 641-275-5188. CHINA CUPBOARD, A beautiful solid oak, 2 pc., make offer . 46 x 76 x 14 ½ $500 or OBO. 515-6743390. DALE EARNHARDT Jr. 1:64 Collectible Cars $15 each. Hot Wheels/Matchbox/Etc. Cars (Late 70's – Early 80's) & play sets $135 (for all). Budweiser fold-up table & chair $65. 515-313-7803. DIRT DEVIL Bagless Vacuum, works great. $40 or OBO. 641-792-7931. FIREWOOD, WILL deliver to your home or for extra fee maybe able to deliver to your campsite, if requested. Seasoned hard wood – Hickory, Oak, Walnut and Elm. Also, for fire pits or wood stove for this winter. Don't run out. Call me before hand. 641-7924664. GIRLS BIKE, 16” with training wheels, good shape, make an offer. Eddie Bauer stroller, very good shape $20. 641-7928220. MEN'S CROSS Country Bike $100. Men's Glacier, 15 speeds $80. Women's Schwin 10 speeds $100. 792-7970. OLD RUSTIC DX Gasoline Oil/Rag Barrel, approx. 10 -12 gallons, at least 50 years old and very cool looking piece. $20. 641792-4664.

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 WALNUT LUMBER 1-2-3 inches thick. $1. board foot. 792-4858.

FOR SALE: 2BR, 2bath older mobile home. Good condition, will sell reasonably. Located in Deer Run Estates, Colfax. 563-3570487 or 515-210-2835 FOR SALE: Late model 2BR, 2bath mobile home. 16x80, good condition. Deer Run Estates, Colfax. 563-357-0487 or 515-2102835 INCOME PROPERTIES. Tri-plex and Single family home in Baxter. Gross rents, $1575 per month. Call for details. $105,000. 260-246-0982. AUTOMOTIVE

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

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792 1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.


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2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373


AMERICAN Cruiser Class B Van, RE2000, 5.9 L. 360/gas engine, one owner, sleeps 2, air conditioner, furnace, 4 KW Onan Generator less than 30 hours, less than 44,000 miles, dual awnings, back door entry, always garaged when not in use, fully self contained. Asking $24,900 --- Well maintained and ready to go. Due to health conditions we are no longer able to camp. With regrets we are closing an important chapter in our lives. Call 1-641-521-7998 to be seen or for more information.

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.

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

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This is a particularly graceful Virgo moon, flitting through the cosmic landscape, forming auspicious angles, tossing out flirtatious intentions and agreeing with several planets at the party while daring to defy the host, the Gemini sun. An afternoon squared aspect to the sun may very well bring about the most interesting part of the day.

for as long as you can remain unconcerned about what the others think.

afford to say “yes” if you know it’s something that doesn’t thrill you.

be boring. Your interesting choices will dazzle across the board.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everyone can’t be thinking alike. If this seems to be the case, then someone is either not giving or not having a true opinion. Surprise and test people to make sure they are awake.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Regulating your personal energy will be more of a challenge now, as life keeps throwing you different obstacles, opportunities and sources of fresh excitement.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Cost and product comparisons will be a necessary part of business, but they are totally unnecessary (and ill-advised) in regard to your personal life. Thought: No one’s life is as fabulous as the Facebook page makes it seem.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People who bring their body to one place but wish they were somewhere else have diminished power and charisma. Wherever you go, go with your whole being.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you get the urge to impress someone, pay attention to that urge, but don’t heed it. You’re already enough without doing anything extra. Less will be more.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 5). Strong and energetic, you’ll set your sights on a goal you wouldn’t have aimed for last year. You’ll make the most of a glamorous opportunity in July. Your circle of friends enlarges as you follow unusual interests. You need better training, so invest in it in September and reap the financial rewards soon after. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 14, 26, 2 and 45.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’ll get people talking to one another. The topic is less important than the result: the group becomes energized. You can accomplish remarkable things within an energized group!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some are fast and loose with the word “genius,” and others reserve it for only the most outstanding and rare intellectual achievements. There will be a benefit to giving generous but not overly generous praise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is no “normal” today; there’s only the way you’re doing it. If it works your way, it’s good. You’ll be content

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just thinking about what you don’t want to do is an annoyance and an energy drain. That’s why you really can’t

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). The first rule of dating is the same as the first rule of entertainment, conversation and perhaps even life: Don’t

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be passing out praise. Note that it will be most helpful to praise a person for good efforts, not natural abilities. This will grow the number of efforts being made. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It will be apparent how the town you are from has influenced you. You’ll notice that you’re doing something you learned when very young. Others might not understand it, but it’s part of the culture you were raised in. COPYRIGHT 2014 CREATORS.COM


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