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County adds new positions to jail, health departments By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News

Jason W. Brooks/Daily News Traffic moves along Interstate 80 on Tuesday afternoon. A recently released study by The Reason Foundation shows Iowa is one of five states where about 54 percent of rural roads are in poor condition, and Iowa was 37th in rural interstate condition.

Several new county positions were approved on Tuesday by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. The Jasper County Jail will have three new part-time positions while the Jasper County Health Department will have two new positions to help with extra needs in each department. “We have a lot of tenure and there are leave of absences, vacation, time

off,” human resources director Dennis Simon said. “It would be easier to manage the day-today operation with the three additional people.” The addition at the jail will help reduce overtime pay and give staffers time off. The part-time positions will start at $18.10 per hour, which saves the county $15 in overtime costs in the system that is currently being used. SUPERVISORS | 3A

Highway report shows decline Firm selected for city among Iowa highways, bridges administrator search

Allen says state must find creative ways to fund repairs By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News

Iowa is one of five states where about 54 percent of rural roads are in poor condition, according to a recently released study. The Reason Foundation’s 22nd Annual Highway Report Performance of State Highway Systems ranks Iowa 41st on an index called the Annual Highway Performance

and Cost-Effectiveness Overall Rankings, a drop of 22 spots in one year and 30 spots since 2011. Iowa is also 37th in percent of rural interstate highways in poor condition. The amount of poor mileage increased most significantly in three states — Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa. Sen. Chaz Allen (D-Newton) said road and bridge work is crucial to both economic development and public safety. “Fixing roads and bridges requires money,” Allen said. “That’s why the state of Iowa has a dedicated Road Use Fund that is constitutionally protected; it can only be used for road and bridge work. The Road Use Fund is made up of a combination of gas taxes, vehicle

registration fees and federal funds. Decisions regarding construction, maintenance and repair are made by the organization that oversees particular roads.” Sen. Tod R. Bowman (D-Maquoketa), the chair of the Iowa Senate’s Transportation Committee said many of the funding distribution decisions for Iowa projects are typically decided without going through the legislative process. The Iowa Department of Transportation and the state Transportation Commission prioritize money for state roads. Likewise, cities and counties make decisions on how to spend the road funding allotted them. ROADS | 3A

By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News The search for a new city administrator took another step forward this week. Newton City Council unanimously approved GovHR USA as the search firm to assist the city in the next part of the hiring process. Councilwoman Evelyn George abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest. The Northbrook, Ill. based company was selected from a pool

of three finalist interviewed by council prior to the meeting. It had the lowest bid among those interviewed with a total fee of $21,000. The cost of the contract would include recruitment fees of $14,000, expenses not to exceed $5,000 and advertising costs estimated at $2,000. Additional costs would include candidate travel and costs associated with holding an assessment center and are not budgeted. COUNCIL | 8A

Thalacker presents DMACC fire truck to public DMACC also received an ambulance By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News Tim Thalacker knows there are many components needed for quality firefighter training he’s receiving at DMACC’s Fire Science Academy is the best he can receive. He also knows some

equipment is tough to obtain. Thalacker spoke at a recent press conference where DMACC officials unveiled a fire truck, announcing the college had obtained the truck to use at the fire academy, with grant money, along with an ambulance. “Not many firefighter training centers can claim to have their very own fire trucks,” said Thalacker, who is a sec-

ond-year student in DMACC’s Fire Science Technology program and a volunteer firefighter with the Baxter Fire Department. “The fire truck will help the fire science program tremendously. In the fire industry, we can learn a lot in the classroom, but almost everything we learn has to be applied hands-on, at some point.”  TRUCK | 3A

Courtesy of DMACC Tim Thalacker addresses a group about a fire engine at a recent DMACC event. Thalacker, a second-year student in DMACC’s Fire Science Technology program and a volunteer firefighter with the Baxter Fire Department, helped explained how Prairie Meadows Casino grants helped DMACC purchase a fire truck and ambulance to use for training.

Election Central: Q&A with U.S. Rep. District 2 candidates Editor’s Note: The following is part the Newton Daily News’ Election Central coverage ahead of the 2016 General Election. Today’s edition features the replies of U.S. Representatives District 2 candidates, Democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack and his Republican challenger Dr. Christopher Peters. Submissions were not edited for grammar, spelling or punctuation. What are the top two issues the federal government will face during your term and how will you address them? Christopher Peters In my opinion, the two most important issues are



interrelated, being the federal debt and federal spending. Addressing the federal debt requires a substantial decrease in federal spending and/or significant increase in federal revenue. The single largest, and fastest growing, segment of our federal spending is on health care. So, meaningful

health care reform would be my first priority as regards decreasing federal spending. As regards increasing federal revenue, I believe most Americans feel they are already taxed too much, and I’m also concerned that increasing taxation would further hinder our moribund economic recovery. Increasing federal revenue through reducing hurdles to economic recovery would be another high priority. To do this effectively would require multiple actions, to include reducing the regulatory burden, especially for small businesses. Dave Loebsack Washington’s priority must



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close the skills gap and create new jobs through a new grant program that connects community colleges and local businesses to close the skills gap. Jobs aren’t a partisan issue, and I’m committed to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed in an economy that works for everyone. As a military parent, I am also committed to working to ensure that our veterans are served by their country with the same dedication and honor with which they have served our nation. As part of honoring our veterans’ service, sacrifice, and patriotism, we must do everything in our



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remain job creation and economic recovery. I grew up in poverty, and I know what it’s like to struggle to pay the bills each month. I’m home in Iowa every weekend talking to everyday folks who are hurting in this economy. I have also met numerous Iowa employers to hear directly from them what they need to start hiring again. In 2014, my SECTORS bill passed the House, which would close the gap between the kinds of skills that works have and skills that businesses need. I have also introduced legislation this Congress, the New Jobs Training Act, which was included in the House’s Make it in America agenda. This legislation would help to

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Holy Trinity to host guest actor appearance as Martin Luther Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will begin its 500th anniversary celebration of the Lutheran Reformation with a visit of Martin Luther played by the Rev. Don Rothweiler at 10:30 a.m. Sunday 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, of rural Sully, will also host the guest appearance at its service at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, 8290 Highway S 62 E. in Sully, There won’t be Holy Communion at either service that day. Rothweiler, a student of Luther and a graduate of university studies in Germany, was inspired by the performances of Hal Holbrook’s one-man show, “Mark Twain Tonight.” He reasoned Luther, like Twain, was a very unusual thinker and Luther could be made to speak in meaningful ways to contemporary audiences. For the past 30 years, Rothweiler has been spinning the various threads of Luther’s thought into cogent presentations on the man, his preaching, contemporaries, humor and faith.

Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News After two and a half years of part-time work at the Newton Church of the Way, Jenn Cross is starting as the Family and Children’s Ministry Director, overseeing the quickly growing children’s ministry.

Cross to lead children’s ministry at The Way By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News A familiar face at The Newton Church of the Way is now going to be around a lot more. Jenn Cross recently started as the Family and Children’s Ministry Director, the first to hold the position overseeing the entire portion of the ministry. “It has been really good so far,” Cross said. “It feels really natural, like I am supposed to be here, this is what I am supposed to be doing right now at this time in my life.” Cross starts in the position after working part-time in the church ministry for 2.5 years. She originally came to the church just to give it a try but soon found it was a place her family was going to call home. “My husband and I went to The Way on New Year’s Day, we just wanted to try it out and we knew right away that it was where we were suppose to be,” Cross said. “I told myself from the beginning that I wasn’t going to get involved, but within six months I was teaching every other Sunday and after that I was teaching every Sunday. I think God just had a much bigger plan for me.” Cross starts at the church as it going through big changes with the addition of the a

new worship center. The addition will mean big things for children’s ministry, as they take over the previous worship space in the original church. “We will have much more room to spread out. We have a new curriculum to use and the space will make it so much easier to move around, have more kids and continue to grow,” Cross said. “Our future really revolves around the new building.” The ministry itself is also growing by adding a family piece Cross thinks is very important and has been a goal of the church for a long time. “We wanted to be able to have some kind of consistent mid-week or every few weeks have families come in, have a meal, get a review of what the kids have been learning and receive some action steps for the parents to take home for the kids,” Cross said. “That will help the parents to be the main disciples in the kids’ lives, not so much the children’s ministry people at the church but something for the families to take home to help teach their kids during the week, also.” Along with new ministries, Cross will also be in charge of day-to-day operations at the church including planning events, coming up with emails and communications to the

families, regular Sunday morning activities, the lessons, the worship and the small group activities. “I do not have a teaching degree. In fact, I was a project manager for a printing company for the last eight years,” Cross said. “But oftentimes, God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called, and I am so excited for him to use me in his plans for The Way.” Children and youth ministries at The Way have seen substantial growth throughout the past several years. Cross said she will be managing a staff of between 15 and 20 volunteers who will be working with about 100 kids who attend activities each week. “We’ve had a lot of babies being born at our church, which I think is a really great sign,” Cross said. “As our church continues to grow, parents and families see our church as a safe place and the kids absolutely love our programs. More families are coming with more kids and those kids are bringing kids and then those kids are bringing their families back.” “I am really excited to be a part of what is happening at The Way.” Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or

First UMC to host Dont memorial concert First United Methodist Church will host a memorial concert for Shirley Dont at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the church,  210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. Dont was an integral part of establishing Hospice of Jasper County, and for years, organized the annual Gospel concert as a fundraiser. Former Hospice of Jasper County advisory board members, staff and volunteers would like to remember her at a Gospel concert like the ones she use to organize. The groups performing are Sounds of Inspiration, Cul de Sac, Terry Bradley and Brian Keeton, and Lonnie Appleby, Shirley’s nephew. There will be an intermission with refreshments. This is a free concert but any freewill donations will go to charities.  

St. Stephen’s to host free community Beggar’s Night dinner St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a free community meal from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 in the church courtyard, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. Hot dogs, chips and apples will be served to feed any children, parents and loved ones prior to the annual Beggar’s Night activities. For more information, call 641-792-6971.

Jeon to speak at UMC Conference Monday St. Luke United Methodist Church Conference will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Prairie City United Methodist Church, 706 W. McMurray St. in Prairie City. New district superintendent Heecheon Jeon will be in attendance. All are invited. Church officers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the church at 515994-2354.

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If you elect me as your State Representative, I pledge to work with both parties to benefit all members of our community to: • Raise the minimum wage and make sure women earn equal pay for equal work. • Focus state resources on small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs so they can create good paying jobs. • Increase oversight and keep out-of-state companies accountable in Medicaid privatization. • Expand local, affordable mental health services in Jasper County. Paid for by Breckenridge for State Representative


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Local & State News Roads Continued from Page 1A “Much of that is not in the legislature’s hands,” Bowman said. “Otherwise, we’d have every legislator pining for their own districts.” Bowman said the 10-cent per gallon fuel tax approved in February 2015 — a special, non-general part of the Road Use Tax Fund  — passed so quickly and went into effect so quickly because Iowa’s highway and bridge deficiencies had been known for years to legislators, who had been working with the governor’s office to address the needs. “That’s why the tax had to go into effect right away,” Bowman said, referring to the almost-immediate March 1,

Truck Continued from Page 1A Thalacker said DMACC classes and hands-on training, historically, have not generally taken place at the same site. “All our hands-on things we did was out at Urbandale Fire Department, including live burns in their burn tower, extrication practice, testing, etc.,” Thalacker said. “We always used one of their fire engines and we are grateful for that equipment. But by having this truck, we can literally go through a lecture (on a DMACC campus) and walk 20 feet and have our own fire truck we can practice while it’s still fresh in our minds.” The purchase was made possible by a $113,000 grant from Prairie Meadows. The grant covered the truck, equipment and some minor repairs. The 2000 E-one Freightliner Pumper, | Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016 | 3A

2015 start of the tax on fuel. “We wanted to give county and local maintenance agencies the chance to start budgeting and using that money before the summer months started. We didn’t want to miss another construction cycle.” The Federal Highway Administration is no longer publishing the traffic congestion data used in previous editions of the Annual Highway Report. As a result, the survey utilizes 2014 traffic congestion data from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Iowa ranks 48th in rural “other” arterial pavement condition in the study. Iowa has some of the least amount of total urban interstate miles, ranked at No. 8 among 48 states (Delaware and Hawaii have zero rural inter-

commonly called a fire engine, was purchased from the Barnard Fire Department in Rochester, N.Y. Equipped with a 750-gallon onboard water tank, the truck holds five firefighters, more than 2,000 feet of hose, an electrical generator and vehicle-extrication tools. The DMACC EMT Paramedic Program has purchased an ambulance from UnityPoint HealthDes Moines that had previously used by West Des Moines paramedics. For Thalacker, building “muscle memory” is an important component of training, and being able to train on an easily accessible truck, in front of instructors, will benefit him —  both as a student and in his regular volunteer work with the Baxter Fire Department. “I think the one of the biggest impacts it will make is learning and getting repetitions on things such as pulling fire hose off the truck and knowing how and where to lay

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it out in a timely manner according on what fire attack we are planning on doing,” Thalacker said. “This is very important. When we get to Urbandale, we can maximize our time going through drills and not having to take a bunch of time to go over those (basic) things. Kids will already know and can do that effectively already they will have much more time going through evolutions (of fires and accidents).” There really is no limit to the types of practice that having a fire truck on campus helps create, Thalacker said. “The engine we have now will let us do things as simple as learning how to make a fog pattern or advanced as running the pump and learning how pumps and tanks operate,” he said. “These are just some of the areas it will help greatly. You name it, we can probably do it — and on campus.” Having extrication tools on campus is also a

mileage in poor condition (349 of 945 miles). Iowa was 35th in percentage of bridges in deficient condition at the end of 2013, and its traffic fatality rate was 20th. Bowman said the state has made significant progress since the end of 2013 in completing major road projects, such as major reworking of U.S. 20, for example, along with smaller projects managed at various levels. However, he cautions that Iowa was so far behind in these areas, things aren’t going to be caught up quickly. “You can’t snap your fingers and find the money for thousands of miles of roads,” Bowman said. “And even when the money is finally there, projects take planning. The whole state isn’t going to be fixed up overnight.”

huge benefit, Thalacker said. “We will already have an idea on what to do when we get cars to cut up, so we can learn about some more technical aspects of extrication,” Thalacker said. “In Fire 1 we do a lot more fire oriented things. In Fire 2, it’s more technical and extrication-based.”  Thalacker said there will also be less war and tear on the regular fire department that is the most deeply involved with the DMACC programs. “I think it will help Urbandale Fire out as well, as we aren’t using their equipment as much,” he said. “And it will definitely help Baxter Fire out as well, since I will be able to continue to train and just get repetition after repetition down, so whenever I get called upon at my department, it will be fresh in my mind.” Contact Jason W. Brooks at 641-792-3121 ext. 6532 or

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Allen said he feels the gas tax fix was a unique attempt to catch up on repairs, but the legislature and state government in general must be creative in the future to come up with the regular, large sums needed to maintain roads and bridges. “I am always looking for ways to make state government more efficient,” Allen said. “Going forward, we need to continue looking for ways to wisely invest in our roads and bridges. We won’t be able to continue relying so heavily on a gas tax. Technology is rapidly changing transportation, so we must look for innovative solutions that ensure those who use the roads pay for them.” Contact Jason W. Brooks at 641-792-3121 ext. 6532 or

Supervisors Continued from Page 1A For Jasper County Health, the two new part-time positions will fill an overflow need when the department is busier than normal. “These will be only utilized for school evaluations, if we have an epidemic, vaccinations — whatever they need that is above and beyond the normal,” Simon said. Simon said the department has the funds in its budget to support two positions without requesting additional money Simon from the county. The sheriff ’s office also added two part-time transport officers to the lineup. Paul Higginbotham and Brandon Huggins will start at $13.28 per hour effective on Oct. 11. In other business: • A software contract with Cott Software Services was approved for renewal. The services are used by the Jasper County Recorder’s Office. • Jasper County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Chaz Allen gave an update on work throughout the county including General Electric renewing its contract with TPI in Newton through 2020. Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or

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e need more small businesses. We need some medium-size businesses too, and maybe a successful business that has become large, but what we really need are the small ones. I’m not targeting any municipality or jurisdiction here — just repeating a universal truth that seems to have slipped away from our national and international conversations. Whether small businesses are a goal, a first step or a little of both, they are the real lifeblood of our economy and a symptom of growth. National and state economic statistics — many of which are published or broadcast and then promoted by someone with a horse in the race and a position to defend — seem to be able to show whatever we like. There is so much data available now, a person or organization

can prove whatever point is convenient using the right charts, graphs or comparisons. We are either in the worst or best of times — depending on who’s speaking and what’s being sold. Our nation has a long of history of businesses of all sizes. The largest businesses — especially within the last 20 years, it seems — usually meet some kind of awkward ending and like a large ship striking an iceberg, lots of upheaval can happen. Smaller businesses not only have more at stake for the owners, but also tend to have more flexibility — particularly when there isn’t a brick-and-mortar location or set of locations involved. In covering schools and other beats for our paper, I talk to a fair number of educators, high school or college students and 20-something adults on a regular basis. I can only think of a handful of conversations where a young person

mentioned starting or taking over a small business as part of their future plans. There probably will be some young people who inherit a small business from family or whose field of expertise leads to opening some type of small fixed-location shop. But, by and large, young people have their sights set on either working for a large company or government entity or starting their own unique business, such as a farm. While it can be said young people have frequently aimed higher than their local town-square businesses throughout the history of business, it seems like there is an even greater shortage of appeal now. Think of some of the more unique businesses with Jasper County storefronts today — can you think of any young person who aspires to start up something as unique, in the same type of location? Me neither — the push toward larger cities with more resources is as strong as it’s been in 100 years or more. That’s why we need to work together at keeping the concept of a small business alive in their minds. It isn’t just

that there’s a middle ground between the hard-located business of yesteryear and a completely online arrangement, tied only to servers, clouds and a laptop. It’s also a concept of community that must have its value passed down. West Des Moines claims its ordinance forcing AirBnB property owners to be on-site while renters are present is about safety and nuisance reduction, but I suspect the city simply doesn’t want to piss off Hyatt, Hilton and other hotels that have received large infrastructure investments. The idea of property owners needing supplemental income, along with city over-regulation, are both pulls that wouldn’t be as strong if small businesses had a stronger presence. Local residents need more outlets for part-time income that were around in the past and government needs to be returned to the people in terms of answering to hundreds or thousands of business people instead of a handful of cooperate executives. Contact Jason W. Brooks at

American Conservative Ben Shapiro

How Trump became the issue During the vice presidential debate, by consensus, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence wiped the floor with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine. Kaine appeared nervous, flustered and confused; Pence appeared comfortable and in control. Pence’s attacks on Hillary Clinton’s corruption and policy evils were well-calibrated and hard-hitting. There was only one problem: Kaine spent the entire evening hitting Donald Trump, and Pence spent the night attempting to treat Trump as though he was the child on the milk carton. Kaine slammed Trump’s imbecilic comments over the course of the campaign, from Mexican judges to Miss Universe; Pence slapped back weakly with Clinton’s “deplorables” comment, then registered for the Federal Witness Protection Program. No wonder Trump was reportedly fighting mad at his running mate, according to CNN’s John King. Pence didn’t defend him. He spent the night trying to fight Clinton instead. And that’s a tactic Trump just won’t stomach. Going into the 2012 election, Republicans were looking for a candidate who could do one thing, and one thing well: place a glaring spotlight on Clinton, and leave it there. Clinton is one of the least popular major party candidates in American history. She had trouble escaping a brutal primary season with a near-octogenarian nutcase Vermont senator with no history of accomplishment other than being from the same state that produced Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. And she has been facing down a federal investigation for setting up a private server in order to destroy or hide classified information. So naturally, Republicans nominated the one man capable of drawing headlines to himself: Trump. And he hasn’t failed. After the Democratic National Convention, he stepped directly into the media-set bear trap of the gold star Khan family. Then, in an attempt to correct course, he rightly went quiet for weeks, sticking to the teleprompter and avoiding the media. But during the first presidential debate, Trump couldn’t stop being Trump. Taunted by Clinton into defending himself over everything from IRS records to his position on the Iraq War to the aforementioned Miss Universe comment, Trump melted down. And he spent the next week melting down, allowing the media to direct all of its fire against him instead of the FBI’s rigged investigation of Clinton, the continuing collapse of Clinton’s Syria policy and the implosion of Obamacare. He jabbered about her cheating on Bill Clinton. And blabbed about Miss Universe’s weight again and again. Donald Trump made Election 2016 about Donald Trump. Pence tried his best to put the genie back in the bottle during the vice presidential debate. VP debates simply don’t have that kind of weight. But Pence may have given Trump a chance — one last chance — to reset. And so, the question, as always, returns to Trump. Can he control himself? The Trump campaign now says that Trump will hit Clinton over her intimidation of her husband’s alleged rape and sexual harassment victims. But can Trump attack in methodical fashion, or will he lose his mind when Clinton jabs him? Can Trump even stand a week of decent coverage of his running mate, whom the media will rightly characterize as a candidate focused on the 2020 or 2024 elections? The smart money’s on Trump failing. But Trump has beaten the house before. The problem is that he’ll have to beat the house by folding a bad hand rather than going all in. And that’s never been his strength.




Breckenridge will serve us well Over the past year, I’ve watched with pride as my son, Wes Breckenridge, has campaigned for the House seat in District #29. In the June primary, he won the Democratic nomination and has since worked extremely hard going door to door, meeting and listening to residents’ concerns.  As I’ve knocked doors to introduce myself as his mother and explain

McMullin will usher in change The current presidential campaign has presented us with two “deplorable” candidates. Each is a septuagenarian with enough corrupt, dishonest and immoral behavior in their resumes to keep the tabloids in material for years. It’s been said, and, I believe it’s true, that voters are going to choose one based on a distaste for

what he stands for, I’ve urged people to consider voting for him when they go to the polls. If they have questions, I tell them he is always available to visit with them to discuss whatever concerns they might have. It’s been very rewarding to me to hear some voters tell me that they think so highly of my son and are confident he would do a great job at the Statehouse. Wes has always worked hard and put his heart into anything he does. As a Newton police officer, he has served and protect-

ed us citizens for 24 years with commitment and compassion.  He is a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather. He’s also benefitted our community by volunteering with his children’s various activities and other local organizations.  I hope you will join me in voting for my son Wes Breckenridge for Representative in District #29 on Election Day, Nov. 8.  You may also vote early in the auditor’s office at the courthouse.

the other. There is a principled alternative. Evan McMullin is an independent candidate touting liberty, freedom and constitutional government at every opportunity, and, he has reasoned positions on the major issues. Evan has chosen, as his running mate, Mindy Finn. You’ve, probably, never heard of them, but, their resumes are easy enough to find. Their goal is to usher in a new era of conservative leadership based on basic moral principles,

something neither Clinton nor Trump can offer. This is a movement and these two dynamic, young people have the moral fiber to lead our country. They present an opportunity to vote for someone, not against. If they can win one state and prevent the Clinton/ Trump malaise from getting 270 electoral votes, they could win, after a house vote. It has happened before. Wouldn’t that be great?

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Obituaries Lila A. Britson Oct. 18, 2016 Lila A. Britson, 91, formerly of Newton, died in Des Moines on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. She was born in Fairfax, and

attended Cornell College and Iowa State Teacher’s College, and received her B.A. degree from Drake University. She taught elementary school in the Newton school system for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; two daugh-

Halloween Hike Oct. 28 at Mariposa Rec Area

Iowa’s youth enjoy special pheasant season Oct. 22-23 Newton Daily News Iowa’s young hunters will get to experience the first cackle and flush of the year during the youth only pheasant season Oct. 22-23. The residents-only youth season gives Iowans age 15 and younger the opportunity to hunt for rooster pheasants without purchasing a license, habitat fee or taking hunter education. Youths must hunt under direct supervision of an adult age 18 or older that has a valid hunting license and habitat fee. Special youth only seasons allows young hunters an opportunity for success without pressure or competition from other hunters. Only the youth are allowed shoot pheasants and they may bag one rooster per day.

Former Cedar County jail administrator charged with theft TIPTON (AP) — Authorities say Cedar County’s former jail administrator has been charged with theft. The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 49-year-old Daron Wilkinson misappropriated jail funds for his own use. The charge follows release of a state audit report last week that said the Cedar County Sheriff ’s Office did not properly deposit money from inmate room and board and work release fees for 2.5 years. The loss to the county is estimated at more than $35,000.

ters, Sherry Ann, and Cynthia Billingsley, of Newton. She is survived by her son, Gary, of Des Moines. No services are planned. There will be a cremation and interment at Roland Cemetery in Roland.

Jasper Conservation Connection is inviting the public to a Halloween night hike featuring the program “Jasper Your Friendly Host Presents Nature’s Top Hits” Friday, Oct. 28 at Mariposa Recreation Area, located about seven miles northeast of Newton on Highway T12.   This is a fun and educational, “not scary,” event featuring skits performed by volunteers with Jasper Conservation Connection and the Newton Community Theatre. Hour long hikes will begin at 6 p.m. and will depart every 15 minutes. The last hike will begin at 8 p.m. Hikers will step into a Wolfman Jack radio show, meet various animal characters along the trail

and listen to some familiar songs that span over the decades. Parents with young children are encouraged to come earlier in the evening. Along with the hike, participants will be able to cook marshmallows by the fire, listen to campfire music by Colton Forck, go blacklight tracking, decorate pumpkin gourds and stargaze with the Des Moines Astronomical Society. Check in at the picnic shelter located east of the lake. The cost is $3 per person, children 3 and under are free. For more information call the Jasper County Conservation Board office at 641-7929780 or go to

Iowa agencies consider using drug to block opioid overdoses DAVENPORT (AP) — Some eastern Iowa law enforcement agencies are considering whether to provide their officers with a drug that reverses the effects of opioids, potentially saving the lives of addicts who have overdosed. Police have to take into account how many overdose calls they go to each year and training for officers, as well as cost and storage of the drug. In April, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill that made it legal for first responders, family members and friends to carry the drug naloxone. Bettendorf Police Chief Phil Redington said his city’s fire department and emergency medical services already use the drug to prevent fatal

overdoses. But he said police don’t usually go to emergency medical calls unless they know the call involves an overdose. “If we know that the call was an overdose, we’d go because of the fact there’s drug use, possibly illicit drug use,” he said. In the case of an emergency medical call, paramedics usually arrive first and decide whether to administer the drug. Redington said his officers won’t carry naloxone just yet because it’s best to let paramedics handle the overdose calls. “Naloxone has to be handled properly,” Redington said. “And then there is the issue of training. Of course, you don’t base decisions about a life-saving drug based on money, but the fact is it

does cost.” Redington said he likes that families can get naloxone and administer it to their loved ones in the event of an opioid overdose. “But there needs to be some type of connection, that if an overdose happens, then the addict must get some help,” he said. Davenport Police Maj. Jeff Bladel said the department’s administration continues to examine the possibility of having officers carry naloxone. Scott County Sheriff Dennis Conard has said he will take advice on the issue from the county health department. But his deputies do not go to each and every medical call in the county, he said.

Police Blotter Newton Police Department • Mark W. Hembry, 31, of Newton, is charged with operating while under the influence after police stopped a dodge truck with a broken brake light in the 600 block of S. 8th Ave. E. at 1:49 a.m. Saturday. Hembry admitted to police he had consumed 12 beers earlier in the evening. Hembry failed a sobriety test. • Anthony R. Strange, 20, of Newton is charged with drug paraphernalia while at the Jasper County Jail Monday. Strange was arrested on a warrant Thursday.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office • Derek J. Cunningham, 23, of Sully, is charged with supplying alcohol to persons under 21. Kyle A. Sadler, 20, of Newton, Hannah R. Young, 18, of Ankeny, Haley M. Wilt, 18, of Newton, are all charged with possession and purchase of alcohol by person under age after officials were called to a possible underage drinking party at 8:24 p.m. Oct. 14 at 103 4th Ave. in Sully. Cunningham told officials he had initiated the party and provided large sums of alcohol

to minors. • Carrie J. Mericle, 43, of Des Moines is charged with possession of contraband in a correctional institute after she was asked by Jasper County Jail staff outside the jail if she had any illegal items in possession. Mericle said she did not. When inside, jail staff found two prescription pills inside a prescription pill bottle with other prescriptions. Mericle did not have a prescription for the pills, which were believed to be Quetiapine Fumarate.

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• Alcoholics Anonymous Beginner’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Free Community Meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 210 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton. Enter the church through the glass/elevator doors on the Second Avenue East side or through the single glass door off the north parking lot. Everyone is welcome. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple in Prairie City. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Newton Community Blood Drive will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at DMACC Conference Center, 200 N. Second Ave. W. in Newton. Schedule a blood donation appointment online at or call 800-287-4903. • Pink Ribbon Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Skiff Medical Center, 204 N. Fourth Ave. E. in Newton. Breast Cancer Awareness month, Pink Potluck and speaker will be Dr. Formaro on Breast Cancer — Then and Now. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Newton Piecemakers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St Luke United Methodist, 501 E. 19th St. S. in Newton. • Penny Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. • Dursky will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Cadillac Jacks in Baxter. • Curbside Cleanup Day will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday in Prairie City. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Peer Support for those living with mental illness will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Optimae Life Services, 1730 First Ave. E. in Newton. • Craft Tea will begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army in Newton. An afternoon of crafts and fellowship. Craft supplies provided. Please bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. • Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • On My Own & OK will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at Monroe Public Library in Monroe. Contact Stacey Wilson at 641-792-6433 for information. Registration fee is $10. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon Monday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton.

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Woman wants photographer boyfriend to focus on her DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I are mature adults who enjoy photography. He brings his camera when we go to the beach or sporting events — even to the store. He’s learning all the time about how to use light correctly and his zoom lens. When we get back and I download the pics from his camera, the majority of shots are of women’s chests, behinds and pretty faces. He has snapped many of them while they were standing right next to me. (There are very few shots of me — ever.) When I ask if he wants me to delete the photos, he says no. I don’t understand why he would keep pictures of strangers. He says he’s like any photographer — he likes to review his photos. I tell him it hurts my feelings to think he enjoys looking at other women more than at me. It would be different if they were beautiful portraits, but they’re not. It is painful that I’m not included. Am I wrong to feel unimportant and ignored? — OUT OF THE PICTURE DEAR OUT: You are entitled to your feelings, and they may be justified. Because you identify this man as your boyfriend, I assume you have an exclusive relationship. There will always be women around who are younger and prettier. That’s life. Because you can’t control his taste in subjects, my advice is to quit downloading his pictures for him if they make you uncomfortable. DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I have a loving relationship. He is affectionate — hugging, kissing, etc. But he doesn’t have a high libido, which I am concerned about because he’s only 26. He has confessed to me he’s had relations with men in the past, and I’m thinking he may be bisexual. While that does not concern me whatsoever (after all, it’s one thing to be attracted

to someone and another thing entirely to cheat), I worry that he thinks he couldn’t share this with me, and that it may lead to lies. I am also worried that if I confront him with this, he may be offended or think I think less of him. What should I do? — LOVING RELATIONSHIP IN MICHIGAN DEAR LOVING: You and your fiance are overdue for a frank talk. He has told you that he has had more than one same-sex relationship, so it’s fair to consider him to be bisexual. That he didn’t use that word doesn’t mean he was dishonest. We communicate with our actions as well as verbally. That you have continued your relationship after learning about his sexual history should indicate to him that you don’t think less of him. As to the strength of his libido, no two individuals are alike. If he is able to provide you with what you need, I don’t think you need to be concerned. If not — as I said before, you have to talk with him about it. DEAR ABBY: How do you get a man to help you financially? — ANONY-MISS IN BEVERLY HILLS DEAR ANONY-MISS: Tell him you need his help and hope he’s the type who likes rescuing women.







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1 Official who faked water tests makes deal, gets probation

SIDNEY — A former city official in southwest Iowa accused of falsifying drinking water quality tests has made a plea deal for probation. Online court records say 36-year-old Mark Travis pleaded guilty Monday to knowing discharge of a pollutant. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of felonious misconduct in office. The records say Travis was sentenced to a year of probation and fined $625. He also was given a deferred judgment.

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student wants her trial moved out of Linn County. Online court records show that Mary Haglin is seeking a change of venue because of pretrial publicity. It’s unclear when the court will rule on Haglin’s request. Haglin has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee.

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Hit-and-run driver makes plea deal after serving time DES MOINES — A hit-and-run driver who’s already served seven years in an Iowa prison has made a plea deal. Jonathan Adams, 46, was first convicted in 2008 for the crash death of 36-yearold Tina Brown in Des Moines. Adams fought the convictions, and the Iowa Supreme Court ordered another trial. Adams again was found guilty in 2012 of homicide by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. A drunken driving charge was dropped.

County loses bid to block hog confinement MASON CITY — Cerro Gordo County has lost another effort to block construction of a 5,000-head hog confinement near Ventura. The state Environmental Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday to deny a county appeal of an earlier decision by the Iowa Natural Resources Department. County officials say they’ll consider taking the issue to court. County officials say the River Edge Farms proposal met requirements.

5 City promises to fix popular walkway damaged by flood

ELKADER — Officials in Elkader say they intend to complete repairs to the popular paved walking path along the Turkey River, erasing one of the last reminders of flooding that threatened the community in August and September. Fixes to the Riverwalk have been delayed as officials wait to see if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the repairs. —The Associated Press

Iowa State president’s pal, NRA official among plane users

AP Photo Iowa State President Steven Leath speaks as he is officially installed as the university’s 15th president during a ceremony in Ames, Iowa. The university is shielding the names of several people who have traveled with Leath, including his best friend, a National Rifle Association Board member and a controversial athletics booster.

AMES (AP) — Iowa State University is trying to shield the names of nearly two dozen people who have flown on a school airplane with President Steven Leath, including his self-described best friend and “hunting buddy,” a National Rifle Association Board member and an infamous athletics booster. The university last week released records showing flights

Leath took in the last 2.5 years on its King Air but redacted the names of passengers who joined him on several trips. The Associated Press obtained passengers’ names from flight billing records that had been available on a university website and were removed last month. Iowa State said the records were inadvertently posted and contained confidential do-

nor information — even though they didn’t indicate whether passengers had given to ISU. The university said their names were redacted — despite Leath’s vow to be “super open” about his travel — because the Iowa open records law exempts documents that identify donors or prospective donors from disclosure. That rationale drew criticism from the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, whose director Randy Evans said the redactions make it impossible to judge the legitimacy of Leath’s flights. “The university, in effect, believes that the name of anyone who flies with President Leath can be confidential because those people may someday make a donation to the university,” Evans said. The Board of Regents this week is expected to discuss Leath’s use of school planes, which has come in question after the AP revealed he damaged one in a hard landing last year while he was piloting. Since then, he has acknowledged using them for a mix of official and personal business, vowed to stop flying himself, and donated $17,500 to cover accident costs that had been paid by ISU.

Legion honor guard training slated Newton Daily News A group from the Iowa National Guard will be conducting an honor guard demonstration and training at 6 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 111 in Newton, 1101 W. Fourth St. S. in Newton. The training will cover several aspects of an honor guard, though not all. The general public is welcome to attend. The training is expected to last one to two hours.

Candidate forum Thursday in Newton Newton Daily News The Jasper County League of Women Voters and the Newton Daily News are co-sponsoring a candidates forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newton City Hall in the lead up to the November general election. Candidates will take questions from the audience, read by league moderators Catherine Fouts and Linda Kirchhoff.  Candidates participating in the forum will be from House District 28 Rep. Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia) and Martin Duffy (D-Knoxville); House District 29 Rep. Dan Kelley (Stand Up to Bullies-Newton), Wes Breckenridge (D-Newton) and Patrick Payton (R-Newton). Jasper County Board of Supervisors candidates are Sandy Shaver (D-Newton) Doug Cupples (R-Newton) and Keith Laube (L-Newton).

Judge: Analyst fired over racist post must pay back benefits DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa crime lab analyst fired after writing on Facebook that she feared and despised black people has to pay back $3,840 in unemployment benefits, a judge has ruled. Former Division of Criminal Investigation criminalist Amy Pollpeter should have been ineligible for unemployment insurance because her Facebook post was work-related misconduct, administrative law judge Stephanie Callahan ruled this month. The Iowa Department of Public Safety fired Pollpeter in July after

she blasted the Black Lives Matter movement and African-Americans in general on her publicly accessible Facebook page. She had worked at the state crime lab for 11 years and was responsible for collecting and processing evidence from crime scenes, often testifying for the prosecution at trials. In a July 8 post prompted by the killings of police officers in Dallas by a black gunman, Pollpeter wrote that African-Americans have brought hatred upon themselves by “rioting, looting stores, and shooting cops” and by demanding “special rights.”

“BECAUSE OF BLACKS — I now do notice the color of skin — and frankly, I no longer feel safe around them,” Pollpeter wrote. “BLACKS have effectively created a MORE RACIST environment rather than working to be equal ... So yes, if I’m on a sidewalk and you are black, I will now move to the other side of the street and will be watching for whether you have a gun.” The department learned of the post from employees and launched an investigation. Pollpeter was fired after her superiors concluded the post vi-

olated state policies on social media use and conduct and demonstrated a bias against African-Americans that would damage her credibility. Pollpeter filed for unemployment benefits, collecting $3,840 over a nine-week period that ended Oct. 1. The department argued she should have been ineligible under rules that disqualify workers fired for job-related misconduct. Pollpeter argued that she believed she was acting within department guidelines and that her post only objected to Black Lives Matter.

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Youth Prevention Awareness — Tackle Tobacco Newton Daily News The Youth Prevention Awareness Coalition is tackling tobacco during Red Ribbon Week. YPA consists of community stakeholders that want to make a difference in the lives of youth by focusing on empowering youth to make healthy choices. The mission of YPA is to educate and prevent high risk behaviors among youth such as gambling, tobacco, and substance use in the Jasper County Community. “Nearly 90 percent of adult smokers began at or before the age of 18. This speaks volumes to the importance of


Continued from Page 1A GovHR is hired to replace former city administrator Bob Knabel. Knabel retired on Oct. 4 after serving in the position for 4.5 years. Vice President of the firm Karl Nollenberger presented a detailed plan for recruitment and a schedule for the city culminating with the hiring of an administrator at the beginning of 2017. “GovHR believes in a tailored approach to your recruitment and selection process, providing you with the information and professional guidance you need to make this important decision,” Nollenberger said. The process begins with community, organizational and position assessments. The firm will work to understand challenges, opportunities, the organizational

providing our youth with the facts they need to live a tobacco-free lifestyle. Red Ribbon Week is a week we can use to educate our youth on the benefits of being tobacco-free,” said Ashley Johnson, Coordinator, Tobacco Control for the American Lung Association in Iowa. Currently the group is working on a couple projects including Red Ribbon Week kick off during the Newton High School football game on Friday. The group is offering a Snapchat filter from 6 to 10 p.m. to support Red Ribbon Week, along with the Newton Cardinals. The parents of the group are working with the Newton Sports Booster to put

culture and expectations of the city. They will also interview key elected and appointed officials to gain a comprehensive understanding the city government and community. A recruitment brochure will be developed and the work will begin to recruit candidates for the open position. GovHR will place announcements in professional journals and websites, reach out to potential candidates using email, telephone and personal contact and network with state associations and other professions to get a full view of the candidate pool. The screening process will start will all candidates who submit applications. GovHR will work to match credentials with criteria in the recruitment brochure created from information received from the city. The first round of in-

the Red Ribbon message on the popcorn bags. “We are evaluating innovative ways to get the youth involved to make healthy decisions. When talking to teens, we know that Snapchat is a great tool to get to teens with educational information. They can ‘snap’ a picture and share with friends with a Snapchat filter that encourages them to be drug free. Anything we can do to educate and prevent risky behaviors is a win for the kids and families,” said Becky Pryor, Jasper County Health Department Administrator. Y.P.A. consists of the American Lung Association Iowa, Jasper County Sheriff ’s

Department, Jasper County Health Department, Employee and Family Resources, and parent advocates. The group is welcoming new members. If you would like more information or education on Tobacco Prevention Programs in Jasper County, please contact Ashley Johnson at the American Lung Association Iowa at 515-309-9507 or The group hopes parents will join and tackle the conversation of tobacco and drug prevention with your children and loved ones. If you are a parent or a student that would like more information please check out this website

Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News GovHR Vice President Karl Nollenberger explains to council the process involved with hiring a new city administrator along with a schedule which would have the position filled by March. The search firm was selected by city council among a handful of applicants to lead the search for the position.

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applicants. A more detailed screening process will also be done with

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reference calls made and a search on the internet and social media for stories and posts of the applicants. Nollenberger will then prepare and present a report of semi-finalists for interview consideration with the council. A final background check will be done for criminal, credit and motor vehicle reports along with educational verification. The final step will be the interview process with the council and city staff. Nollenberger plans to hit the ground running, conducting meetings with city officials, department directors, key staff and stakeholders Tuesday and Wednesday. He also plans to submit a draft job announcement for review and approval and place it on approved websites and location and develop a recruitment profile for the city to review and provide feedback on.

From Oct. 18 through Dec. 23, GovHR will work to develop a database of potential candidates, conduct background reviews, due diligence and narrow the field to 10 to 12 candidates. A deadline of Dec. 11 is set for resumes to be received. Nollenberger will submit a recruitment report to city officials by Dec. 31 and review candidates to be selected for the interview process on Jan. 9. The first round of interviews will take place Jan. 20 and 21 with the final selection to follow. The candidate selected will potentially start in March. “It is going to be easy to present Newton as a positive place to live,” Nollenberger said. “It will be easy to sell this spot as a place to come and raise a family and be a city administrator.” Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or

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Local & State News District 2 Continued from Page 1A power to provide top quality care and benefits upon their return home and throughout their lives. I have held roundtable discussions with veterans, their families, county veterans’ service officers, and Veterans Service Organizations throughout Iowa, and at each discussion I have been humbled by veterans’ stories of their service and sacrifice for our nation. I actively communicate with the leaders of the Veterans Administration (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) to ensure that the voices of Iowa’s veterans are heard. I have worked to ensure our veterans can find jobs when they return home, and was proud to help enact the VOW to Hire Veterans Act, which provides businesses with tax credits of $2,400$9,600 to hire veterans and increased job training for veterans of all generations, as well as the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act, which helps veterans translate their military certifications into civilian jobs. I stand ready to continue to work to ensure that our service-members, veterans, and military families receive the care, benefits, and services they deserve.

What changes need to be made to federal tax policies and how does that impact balancing the federal budget? Christopher Peters Our federal tax policies should be simpler, fairer, and more transparent. Until there has been significant progress in reducing the federal debt, however, and changes in our tax policies should be revenue-neutral. For example, I believe that we should decrease our corporate tax rate, which is currently the highest in the developed world, to a level at least comparable to the median of other developed countries. Reducing the corporate tax rate would remove one of the incentives for countries to move abroad and/or outsource work overseas. But, estimated revenue loss from a lower corporate tax rate should be offset by a comparable increase in revenue from other tax policies, such as taxing capital gains at | Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016 | 9A

the same rate as other income. To address social security solvency, I believe the cap on taxable income, currently set at $118,500, should be raised or eliminated. Current social security tax policy amounts to a flat tax on income up to that cap, but an increasing regressive tax on incomes above $118,500. Raising or eliminating the cap would be greatly beneficial to long term social security solvency, and would also be fairer. Dave Loebsack As a father and grandfather, I strongly believe we must reduce the unsustainable deficit, take a balanced approach to fiscal discipline, and strengthen our economy. That is why I am fighting for common sense, fiscally responsible tax cuts for middle and low income families, small businesses, and family farms. Middle class families have been continually getting squeezed in this country. We must find ways to reduce government spending and ensure that we are not balancing our budget on the backs of middle class Americans who simply cannot afford it. We should continue to close loopholes and look for opportunities to make sure the tax burden is not placed on hard working middle class Americans. I am proud to have supported permanently extending important credits that benefit American families like the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and a five-year extension of the New Markets Tax Credit. I have also supported tax policies that help Iowa businesses invest for the future and create jobs, like an extension of wind and solar energy tax credits to help these home-grown industries in Iowa compete. If elected would you support federal legislation to address gun violence? Why or why not? Christopher Peters It would depend entirely upon the legislation proposed. I do not believe that a ban on certain types of firearms or magazines is either desirable or politically feasible. Proposals to ban firearm sales to those placed on a “no-fly” list would be a violation of due process requirements, as is the

“no-fly” list, itself. While I understand the concern of many Americans with regard to gun violence, and particularly to the mass-shooting scenarios seem ubiquitous in media reports, the truth is that the incidence of gun violence has decreased markedly since the mid-1990s. And, despite the fears some have of “assault-rifles”, the fact is that most gun violence is due to handgun use, not rifles of any type, and most of that occurs in our heavily urbanized areas. Adequately enforcing the firearm legislation we currently have is the first and most important step. I’d be open to considering other legislation, as long is did not violate our Constitutional rights. Dave Loebsack I grew up in Northwest Iowa and I respect Iowa’s hunting tradition and the rights of Iowa sportsmen. However, to prevent tragedies like the ones that we have seen recently, we need to ensure criminals and the mentally ill do not have unfettered access to dangerous weapons. That is why I support closing loopholes on background checks, and keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists. I think there are some common sense proposals like improving our background check system that can help to address the safety of our communities while also protecting Iowans’ Second Amendment rights. Do you support increasing the national minimum wage? Christopher Peters I do not believe that minimum wage laws are as effective as their proponents claim, and that they have negative effects on overall employment. These effects may be difficult to measure precisely enough to prove, but I believe they are present. I would support raising the earned income tax credit (EITC), which would accomplish similar goals as raising the minimum wage but with less distortionary effects. Dave Loebsack Pulling myself by my bootstraps out of poverty, I know personally how difficult it is for families to get by in these difficult economic times. It is unacceptable that working a full-time, minimum wage job still leaves a family in pover-

ty. I support legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, which would give over 330,000 hard-working Iowans a long deserved raise. Not only will this help workers feed their families and pay their monthly bills, this wage increase will also inject much needed economic activity into our local small businesses. Should requiring the EPA to increase ethanol fuel blends be a priority? Christopher Peters No, I think we should allow markets to determine what type of fuel people wish to use in their vehicles. To reach this goal, however, it would be necessary to reduce government support in all areas of the energy sector equally, and to do so gradually over several years. Dave Loebsack Yes. I have been leading the charge in the House to protect the RFS at current levels and will continue to fight the Administration on its proposed volumes for 2016. The RFS is critically important for Iowa’s economy, creating thousands of jobs and strengthening the future of biofuel development. We are already seeing signs of a weakening farm economy and stagnating investments on next generation biofuels that send a strong signal as to what will happen if RFS volumes decrease. The RFS is working and it must remain strong moving forward. What will you do to assure veterans are provided with adequate health care? Christopher Peters As both a veteran and a physician, veteran health care, to include mental health care, is an important priority for me. I would address this need through an overall health care plan that would emphasize patient-driven and market-based care. I think veterans should be able to receive care at home, from physicians and hospitals of their choosing, rather than having to rely on the VA hospital and clinic system, which is frequently located far from where veterans and their families live. Dave Loebsack I am committed to working to ensure that our veterans


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Election Central: Q&A with U.S. Senate candidate Editor’s Note: The following is part the Newton Daily News’ Election Central coverage ahead of the 2016 General Election. Today’s edition features the replies of U.S. Senate Democratic challenger Patty Judge. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley did not respond to our invitation to participate. Submissions were not edited for grammar, spelling or punctuation. What are the top two issues the federal government will face during your term and how will you address them? Patty Judge First, we need to get our economy working for Iowa families. As corporate profits have soared, wages have stagnated and workers have been left behind. I will fight for a higher minimum wage, increased investment in infrastructure and renewable energy projects that will provide well-paying jobs, and protect American workers by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas and refusing to support unfair trade agreements. Second, we need to make college affordable again. My father, a World War II veteran, became the first member

of our family to attend college because the GI Bill made it possible for him. In Iowa, the average college student loan debt is nearly $30,000 Judge – one of the highest in the nation. If we do not address this crisis, a generation will be left behind as they aren’t able to buy that first home, start families when they want, or start their own business. I support letting graduates renegotiate their student loans at better interest rates and for longer terms, expanding Pell Grants, and further relationships between community partners to support skilled trades. How important is the Paris Climate Agreement? Do you support efforts to implement the accords in coming months? Patty Judge Climate change is real, and we need to take significant action soon. The United States should work to limit our own emissions and support inter-

national treaties that require other nations to do the same. We should see climate change as an opportunity. As Secretary of Agriculture and then Lieutenant Governor, I pushed for Iowa to become a leader in renewable energy. Now, wind energy accounts for a third of our state’s power production and employs over 7,000 people; ethanol and other blended fuels are clean alternatives for gasoline, and those industries employ Iowans across the state. If we continue to increase investment in renewable energy and update our infrastructure, we can provide new opportunities for economic opportunity while also ensuring we have clean air and water for us and future generations. What will you do to assure veterans are provided with adequate health care? Patty Judge As the daughter of a veteran and the wife of another, I understand the incredible sacrifices veterans and their families make for our country. We have an obligation to ensure that those who put their lives on the line are cared for when they return home through a

quality Veterans Affairs healthcare system that encompasses all forms of health. We need to have strong oversight in place, so that veterans aren’t waiting months for necessary treatment, and we need to ensure they have increased access to both mental and physical health facilities. How should changes with Medicare and Social Security be addressed to sustain the future of these programs? Patty Judge Both Medicare and Social Security should be protected for people who have already invested their hard-earned money into these programs and for future generations. To protect both programs, we need to ask the wealthiest among us to pay the same rate as the rest of us. What we cannot do is privatize Social Security and risk our hardearned retirement by letting the same Wall Street bankers who brought us the 2008 recession gamble with our money. The first step to controlling Medicare costs is letting the program negotiate pharmaceutical drug prices. Thanks to Chuck Grassley’s work to en-

sure Medicare can’t try to lower the cost of drug prices, all lawmakers can do when one of these corporations drastically increases prices is write a letter and hope they lower prices. If we let Medicare, the largest health insurer in the country, negotiate on behalf of the millions of Americans it serves, drug companies will have to lower drug prices across the board. That’s a win for all Americans. What will you do to assure a Supreme Court nominee is promptly confirmed? Patty Judge Holding hearings and a vote for the Supreme Court nominee should be a bipartisan issue. Chuck Grassley’s is leading the unprecedented interference with our judiciary by refusing to hold a hearing – even worse, he’s refusing to hold a hearing purely for political reasons. I believe this is a threat to our democracy. As Senator, I will always support holding a timely hearing and an up or down vote for any Supreme Court nominee and call on my colleagues to do the same. Unlike Chuck Grassley, I’ll do my job every day.

October is Children’s Health Month: 5 tips to keep children healthy University of Iowa Kids and germs seem to go together like milk and cookies. But there are ways parents can keep germs from spreading and boost kids’ immune systems to help prevent illnesses this cold and flu season, a UIeCare health expert said. “The gathering of children in schools and daycares is one of the main ways germs

spread and get circulated through communities,” said Patrick D. Brophy MD, MHCDS, professor of pediatrics at the University of Iowa and medical director for UIeCare. “One of the best defenses against the spread of germs is for kids to wash their hands frequently at school and home.” Since kids often touch their mouths and faces, parents should make sure their hands are

washed with soap and water to remove germs before eating, after using the bathroom and when they come inside from playing. Hand sanitizer can be used for times it’s not possible to wash. In conjunction with Children’s Health Month, Dr. Brophy from UIeCare offers the following five tips to help protect children from the inevitable germs lurking at school and home.

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• Get active — Kids should get regular, moderate exercise to boost their immune systems. In fact, studies have shown that being active can help reduce cold and flu episodes. Exercising outside can also give kids the health benefits of added Vitamin D from the sun. • Get plenty of sleep — Children need between nine and 14 hours of sleep a day depending on their age. Make sure kids go to bed at a reasonable hour and have a

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In 1898, Howard Snyder, a rural Austin, Minnesota farm boy accepted an offer from Frederick L. Maytag to start working at the Parsons Band Cutter & Self Feeder Company in Newton, Iowa. Dr. Tom Hoover, a Newton Iowa historian, has written a book entitled How We Made The Gyrafoam: The Story of Two Midwestern Farm Boys Who Changed Washday Mondays Forever. The book follows the life of Howard Snyder, raised near Rose Creek, Minnesota, and reveals the role Frederick L. Maytag, a farm boy from Laurel, Iowa, played as his benefactor and friend. Together these two outstanding men led The Maytag Company to the top of the washing machine world in 1926.

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10 things to know for today By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CLINTON, TRUMP SET FOR LAST DEBATE: The prime-time showdown is perhaps Trump’s last opportunity to right his floundering campaign, and Clinton is facing a new round of questions about her authenticity and trustworthiness. 2. FEDS TO DISPATCH FEWER ELECTION OBSERVERS: The Justice Department move is a result of a Supreme Court opinion that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. 3. HOW IS WOES ARE BEING COMPOUNDED: As the battle to retake Mosul is underway, the Islamic State group is being denied access to revenue sources that once amounted to more than $1 billion in 2014. 4. PHILIPPINE POLICE VAN RAMS PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF US EMBASSY: Hundreds of protesters had gathered to demand an end to the presence of U.S. troops in the country and to back a call for an independent foreign policy. 5. IN HARD-HIT BRAZIL, ZIKA COSTS SKYROCKET: The mothers of children with the mosquito-borne virus are struggling to find and afford expensive drugs that families must pay for because government health plans don’t cover them. 6. RETRIAL SET FOR 1979 MISSING-CHILD CASE: Prosecutors try for a second time to convict a suspect in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, a New York City first grader who vanished on his way to school. 7. CAMPUS DILEMMA: WHEN TO GO PUBLIC: A case of alleged sexual assaults at San Jose State stirs debate on when a university should alert its students about alleged attacks. 8. ROBOTIC SCAN FOR EQUINE COULD HOLD PROMISE: Veterinarians hope an innovative type of CT scan can advance medical care for horses — and possibly be adapted for humans. 9. WHAT HAS REAL CLOWNS CRYING INSIDE: A spate of scares involving people doing menacing things while dressed as clowns is no laughing matter for working clowns, who complain bookings have fallen off. 10. JOURNEYMAN BESTS ACE: Rich Hill outpitches reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to take a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead.

AP Photo A pedestrian walks past the site for the third presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Tuesday.

Clinton, Trump set for last debate as ugly race nears finish WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s ugly and acrimonious battle for the White House is barreling toward the end, with the candidates taking the debate stage Wednesday night for one final primetime showdown. For Trump, the debate is perhaps his last opportunity to turn around a race that appears to be slipping away from him. His predatory comments about women and a flood of sexual assault accusations have deepened his unpopularity with women and limited his pathways to victory. His supporters remain intensely loyal, but there are few signs he’s attracting the new backers he desperately needs.

Clinton takes the stage facing challenges of her own. While the electoral map currently leans in her favor, the Democrat is facing a new round of questions about her authenticity and trustworthiness, concerns that have trailed her throughout the campaign. The hacking of her top campaign adviser’s emails revealed a candidate that is averse to apologizing, can strike a different tone in private than in public, and makes some decisions only after painstaking political deliberations. The last in a trio of presidential debates, Wednesday’s contest in Las Vegas comes just under three weeks from Election Day and with early voting already underway in more than

30 states. At least 2.1 million voters have cast ballots already. Trump has leaned on an increasingly brazen strategy in the campaign’s closing weeks, including peddling charges that the election will be rigged, despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud in U.S. presidential contests. He’s also charged that Clinton attacked and intimidated women involved with her husband’s affairs, bringing three women who accused former President Bill Clinton of unwanted sexual contact and even rape to sit in the audience for the second debate. The former president has never been charged with crimes related to the encounters, though he did settle a sexual harassment lawsuit.

HE SAYS “KEEP IN TOUCH.” HE MEANS IT. Every county. Every year. Iowans get Chuck Grassley’s ear. He listens. That’s why he meets with Iowans in Jasper County—and every county, at least once—every year.

Grassley listened in Jasper County: May 2016: Tour and Q&A with employees at TPI Composites in Newton October 2015: Q&A with students at Colfax Mingo High School April 2014: Q&A with students at Newton High School February 2013: Tour and Q&A with employees at Walter G. Anderson Plant in Newton March 2012: Tour and Q&A with employees at Clive Tool and Service in Newton January 2011: Tour and Q&A with employees at Co-Line Welding in Lynnville

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Aquagirls win LHC swim championship By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News NCMP sophomore Lindsey Blommers continues to be dominate in the 100-yard breaststroke at meets as she cruised to a Little Hawkeye Conference championship in the event, winning by a 6-second margin in Tuesday’s inaugural Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet in Indianola. Blommers won two individual events and was on a winning relay team as the Aqugirls captured the 2016 LHC meet championship.

INDIANOLA — Senior Sarah Prendergast and sophomore Lindsey Blommers paced NCMP’s Aquagirls to a Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet championship. The two swimmers were double individual event champions. The Aquagirls put together a team effort to win the inaugural Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet Tuesday at Indianola. NCMP won five events and scored points with placings second through eighth in other events to edge Indianola, 351347, for the team title. Grinnell finished third in the varsity competition with 210 points. Oskaloosa took fourth with 144 points. “On paper, it looked like there was no way we would win this meet. I n dianola had beaten us twice before this year by fairly small margins, but it was still daunting to put the point totals side by side. I usually work up a couple of point scenarios for close meets.” NCMP head coach Sarah Patterson said. “The girls were on fire.” NCMP’s junior varsity rolled up 356 points winning six events, including all three relay races, to win its division. Indianola was second with 245 points and Grinnell was third with 74 points. “Our seniors were nothing short of amazing in their ability to harness our team momentum and make it a fun week of practice leading into the conference meet,” Patterson said. “Our seniors — Kaitlyn Barnes, Willa Colville, Emily Miller, Sarah Prendergast, Hayley Sinclair, and Erin Van Sickle — not only swam well, but orchestrated this amazing win.” AQUAGIRLS | 3B

Tigerhawk netters upend Montezuma in five-set thriller By Troy Hyde Newton Daily News COLFAX —  The Colfax-Mingo volleyball team was in a familiar position against Montezuma on Tuesday night. Back on Sept. 15, the Tigerhawks pulled out a five-set conference win against the Bravettes. A little more than a month later, Colfax-Mingo was once again in a fifth and final set against its South Iowa Cedar League rivals. The Tigerhawks didn’t take the same route to the fifth set, but the end result was the same. Junior Ries Wilson had 23 kills and senior Amy Russell collected a double-double as Colfax-Mingo ended Montezuma’s 14-match win streak with a 18-25, 25-18,

25-13, 24-26, 15-10 win over the Bravettes. Montezuma came into the match with plenty of momentum after winning the conference tournament last week, but it’s the Tigerhawks who are moving on to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A Region 4 tournament. “It feels amazing. I can’t explain it,” Wilson said. “We actually wanted them to come in with a lot of confidence. We wanted them to think they had us beat already before the match began.” Wilson battled through a sore ankle she injured during an SICL match with Lynnville-Sully earlier this season. She was in obvious pain midway through the match, TIGERHAWKS | 2B

Troy Hyde/Daily News Colfax-Mingo sophomore Mackensie Brown, left, and senior Aranda Woods go up for the block against Montezuma during the Tigerhawks’ five-set win in Colfax on Tuesday.

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools. After three months of analyzing, vetting and interviewing possible new members, Big 12 leaders on Monday took expansion off their agenda. “This was not a decision to not expand,” Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “This was an endorsement and reinvestment in the 10 that we had.” Oklahoma President David Boren said the decision was unanimous and no specific schools were discussed or voted on during five hours or so of expansion talk while Big 12 presidents and chancellors met Sunday night and Monday. Boren, the chairman of the Big 12 board of directors and the only president who has been in the league since its inception in 1996, insisted he has never seen “such a unified sense of purpose on the board.”

AP Photo Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby speaks to reporters after The Big 12 Conference meeting Monday in Grapevine, Texas.

Texas President Greg Fenves said 10 is the right number for the league. “It promotes a competitive bal-

ance and allows for a round-robin schedule in the different sports, which is best for our student-athletes,” Fenves said. “This is the right way to ensure a strong conference moving forward.” Conference officials held interviews in September with Air Force and Colorado State from the Mountain West; Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, SMU and Tulane from the American Athletic Conference; Rice from Conference USA; and BYU, which is a football independent with its other sports in the West Coast Conference. Moving into a Power Five conference for those schools would mean tens of millions of dollars more revenue per year, along with greater exposure and prestige. Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek said the Big 12’s decision “is not just about the University of Houston and the Big 12 STAYING PAT | 3B

NHS Monster Dash fun run is Oct. 29 Newton Daily News Newton High’s cross country teams are hosting the NHS Monster Dash, a haunted fun run/ walk, at 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at the West Shelter in Maytag Park. There will be a 4K run/walk through Maytag Park and adjourning high school cross country course. Also a mile run/walk completed within Maytag Park. Be prepared for scares throughout the course. Cost is $12 for all ages, which includes a T-shirt and post-race refreshments. All proceeds from the race go to the NHS cross country teams.  Registration deadline is Tuesday for a T-shirt. There will be day-of-race registration at the same cost but without a T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the Newton High School main office. Make checks out to NHS Athletics and return registration forms to the NHS main office by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. There is online registration on tickettracker at Contact NHS cross country coaches Rachelle Tipton at or Steve Weeks at with any questions or concerns.


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SPORTS CALENDAR Wednesday Volleyball Class 4A Regional Newton at Grinnell, 7 p.m. Class 3A Region 3 CMB at Roland-Story, 7 p.m. Class 3A Region 5 PCM at Eddyville-BlakeburgFremont, 7 p.m. Thursday Cross Country Regionals Newton at Class 4A, 3 p.m. Noel Ridge Park, Cedar Rapids PCM, CMB at Class 2A, 3 p.m., Central College, Pella Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully at Class 1A, 3 p.m., Ankeny Centennial Friday Football Indianola at Newton, 9th 4:45 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m. Clarke at PCM, 7:30 p.m. CMB at South Hardin, 7 p.m. Montezuma at Lynnville-Sully, 7 p.m. Colfax-Mingo at GladbrookReinbeck, 7 p.m. Saturday Girls’ Swimming NCMP at North Central Iowa Conference meet, 1 p.m., Waterloo

Short-term ratings slide or longterm issue for NFL? By Eddie Pells The Associated Press The slide in NFL ratings could be as much a trend as a blip. The presidential campaign, the growing move away from cable, the increase in live streaming sports and competition from compelling baseball have all been given as reasons for a double-digit decline in viewership through the first five weeks. All legitimate explanations, experts say. But one of the main selling points of live sports to the networks — they’re appointment viewing that most people don’t like to record and watch later — could be eroding, as the fan base fragments, even for America’s most popular sport. “It’s not to say that less than the majority of people are going to sit down and watch the game at a certain time,” said Dennis Deninger, who teaches sports management and sports media courses at Syracuse. “It’s just to say it’s retreating, and that retreat puts into question the value that’s been attached to TV rights that were locked up for the long-term.” According to Sports Media Watch, viewership for last week’s games was down 26 percent for Monday night, 15 percent for Sunday night (against the second presidential debate) and 20 percent for Thursday night. Overall, for the first four weeks of the season, ratings across the league were down 11 percent. The decline was concerning enough that league executives recently sent an internal memo to the NFL media committee, comparing this year’s slide to a lesser decline during the 2000 election cycle and conceding that, “While our partners, like us, would have liked to see higher ratings, they remain confident in the NFL and unconcerned about a long-term issue.” The current TV contracts, worth between $8.5 billion to more than $15 billion each, expire in 2021 and 2022. | Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016

Lynnville-Sully volleyball season ends in 1A regional By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News LIBERTY CENTER — Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks never could find their rhythm against host Southeast Warren in Tuesday’s Class 1A Region 4 opening match. The Hawks fell in three sets — 25-15, 25-18, 25-23 — to the Warhawks. The loss ended Lynnville-Sully’s 2016 season. The Hawks went 13-7 this season. Seniors Brenna Lanser and Jelissa Rozendaal ended their high school volleyball careers for the Hawks. Lanser deliv-


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ered nine kills at the net and was credited with 17 digs. Lanser ended the season with 387 digs, which was sixth best in Class 1A. Jelissa Rozendaal had 11 digs and had one kill. She was

13-of-13 serving with one service ace against Southeast Warren. Lanser was 8-of-8 serving. Lynnville-Sully was 68-of70 serving for 97 percent for the match. The Hawks had 10 ace serves led by sophomore Carson Fisk with five aces, going 18-of-20 serving. Sophomore Shiloh Cunningham was 11-of-11 from the service line with three aces. Junior McKinley Conover was 7-of-7 serving and junior Camryn Russell went 11-of-11 serving with one ace serve. Jataya Meyer, a junior, pounded down seven kills.

NASCAR returns to Mexico for 2017 with new sponsor PEAK CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will resurrect its series in Mexico behind new title sponsor PEAK, an automotive products company seeking to boost its profile. The rebranded NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will mark its return with an exhibition race in Mexico City in December. The series plans to run a full championship schedule next year. The announcement Tuesday night in Mexico City was attended by Daniel Suarez, who used the series as a starting point that led

to his current ride with Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez is currently tied for the lead in the Xfinity Series championship. He spent four years racing in NASCAR Mexico and won 10 races before graduating to the national series level. He’s the first Mexican driver to win a national series race and lead a national series in points. NASCAR Mexico has also helped the development of Ruben Garcia Jr., who has three career NASCAR | 4B

Russell and Cunningham each had six kills. Meyer and Russell each had a block assist while Fisk had a solo block. Fisk was credited with 26 set assists and 17 digs. Meyer had seven digs while sophomore Makayla Rozendaal and Russell each and eight digs. Lynnville-Sully finished fifth in the South Iowa Cedar League, winning its final four regular-season conference matches and the SICL Silver Quadrangular. Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or

NASCAR rolls out changes to rules package for next season KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — NASCAR is unveiling its rules package for next season, changes designed to reduce downforce and give drivers more control of the race. Vice president of competition Scott Miller said the package is similar to one Sprint Cup drivers ran at Michigan, just with a rear spoiler that will be reduced in height. There will also be a re-

duction in the restrictor plate, among other design changes, and teams will be allotted fewer tires at some tracks where NASCAR determined there was typically a surplus. NASCAR also announced parameters for drivers to wear personal biometric devices, such as Fitbits. The information will not be made available in real-time to fans, though that could happen.

Troy Hyde/Daily News From left: Colfax-Mingo’s Amy Russell, Dakota Hostetter (6), Ries Wilson, Megan Earles (13), Chelsea Russell and Rhiannon Haley celebrate a point during the Tigerhawks’ five-set win over Montezuma on Tuesday night.

Tigerhawks Continued from Page 1B but didn’t miss any time and led the Tigerhawks to a firstround playoff win for the second straight season. Wilson came into the match averaging a conference-best 5.12 kills per set. She now has 397 kills on the season. Wilson’s classmate, junior Megan Earles, dished out 33 assists and now has 555 on the year. “It feels amazing, especially against the team that just won the conference championship,” Earles said of the win. “We knew they would really want to beat us after we beat them earlier this year. We still stayed on it though and worked hard to not let that happen.” Colfax-Mingo (18-10) plays No. 9 Woodward-Granger in the 2A Region 4 quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Monday. The Hawks swept C-M in their home tourney this past weekend. “We didn’t play well against them,” C-M coach Michelle Grant said. “They remind me a lot of Belle Plaine. They have one really good hitter, and they go to her all the time. They tried to hide her a lot, but the ball always went to her. “We just need to do a lot of

things we did to prepare for Belle Plaine. We need to concentrate on the big girl and get the blocks up.” Montezuma (27-9) got off to a fast start in the opening set. With the score tied at 4-all, the Bravettes rolled off eight straight to take a lead they wouldn’t give up. Wilson had trouble hitting through Montezuma blockers in the first set but got it going the remainder of the match. She had eight kills in the second set, helping the Tigerhawks even the match at 1-all. “I knew they had a strong blocker so I tried to go crosscourt,” Wilson said. “I was able to see where the holes were at and where the tips were open tonight. That helped me adjust to the blockers they were throwing at me. I had to switch up the momentum a little bit to throw them off.” Wilson tallied five more kills in the third set, but it was the serving of junior Rhiannon Haley that kept the momentum with the home team. Clinging to an 11-8 lead, Haley had two aces during a 10-point service run that pushed Colfax-Mingo to a third-set win. “I think we play better from behind, for whatever reason,” Grant said. “We gain confi-

dence as we go.” There were eight ties in the fourth set. Montezuma pulled ahead 20-14, but Colfax-Mingo rallied to tie it at 20-all. It was tied again at 21 and 24 before the Bravettes scored the final two points to force a fifth set. “Knowing us, I kind of expected it to go five,” Earles said. “No one ever really wants it to go five, but it always ends up that way. I had a feeling tonight was going to be another one.” Volleyball, a lot of times, is a game of momentum. In matches that go the distance, starting off strong and grabbing early momentum is key to pulling out a win. Colfax-Mingo did just that, grabbing a 6-3 lead before eventually going up 10-5. Montezuma scored two straight points to get back within three, but a Russell kill and back-to-back errors by the Bravettes sent the home crowd into frenzy. “It was a tough match the first time. They had momentum on their side from winning the conference tournament, too,” Grant said. “We are so much better this year than last year, but we also had a much tougher opponent in the playoffs. This win was a

big deal for the program.” Wilson and Russell had 33 of the Tigerhawks’ 36 kills, but Grant pointed out others who played a big part in the win. She thought Haley’s service run in Game 3 was huge, and she liked what she saw defensively from libero Chelsea Russell in the final two sets. Haley was 18-of-20 in serves with four aces, and she also had eight digs. Chelsea Russell finished with 12 digs. “We have talked a lot since Thursday about how it doesn’t matter who does what,” Grant said. “If Ries gets a kill, we all get a kill. It doesn’t matter. The win at the end is what matters. We just wanted to go get the ‘W.’” Amy Russell tallied 10 kills and 15 digs, while Earles had eight digs and was 24-for-24 in serves. Wilson and senior Dakota Hostetter each had six kills. Wilson was 15-for-15 in serves with two aces. Amy Russell and Hostetter both went 17-of-18 in serves, while Chelsea Russell was 10-of-10. In the match, Colfax-Mingo was 101-of-105 in serves with seven aces. Contact Troy Hyde at 641-792-3121 ext. 6536 or

Sports | Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016 | 3B freestyle relay race in 1:53.73. Winning the 400 freestyle relay race in 4:22.23 was the team of Dawson, Colville, Altman and Michener. “It was a great night for our team,” Patterson said. “This group is so close, and that sure makes for a fun season. Coach Jenny Jensen and I couldn’t be prouder.” NCMP concludes the regular season in the North Central Iowa Conference meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in Waterloo. The Aquagirls are four-time defending NCIC champions.

Aquagirls Continued from Page 1B Blommers, who is ranked No. 5 in the state, dominated the 100-yard breaststroke race with a winning time of 1 minute, 8.63 seconds. Earlier in the meet, Blommers won the 50-yard freestyle race in 26.61 seconds. Prendergast led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 freestyle in 2:05.74 followed by junior Jessica Zahn in 2:11.92 and sophomore Alex Inskeep in third at 2:13.46. Prendergast and Zahn went 1-2 in the 500 freestyle in 5:56.70 and 5:58.48, respectively, and freshman Courtney Dawson took fourth in 6:23.43. “I ride the distance girls pretty hard, and all the hard work they have done this season showed up last night. All three had personal times in the 200 freestyle,” Patterson said. NCMP opened the conference meet with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of sophomore Lakin Jenkins, Blommers, senior Emily Miller and junior Jaclyn Michener posting a winning time of 1:58.83. Jenkins, Blommers and Prendergast combined with Inskeep to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.74. To finish the meet, the quartet of Prendergast, Inskeep, Zahn and Miller finished second in the 400 freestyle relay race in 4:00.85. “The medley relay team had its season’s best time and battled right down to the wire with Indianola,” Patterson said. “Our 200 freestyle relay was extremely exciting-we were seeded second and ended up winning it.” In the 100 butterfly, Miller finished second in 1:06.81 followed by Jenkins in third at 1:08.95 and junior Morgan Altman in fifth at 1:17.67. Miller placed sixth in the 50 freestyle in 28.08 seconds and freshman Abbie Hill was eighth in 28.88 seconds.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News NCMP senior Sarah Prendergast dives off the starting blocks over teammate sophomore Lakin Jenkins during a relay race in a home meet this season. The two were on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay at Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet in Indianola.

Jenkins touched second in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.29 while junior Julia Prime was fifth in 1:16 and junior Sarah Urias was sixth in 1:17.06. Freshman Erika Van Sickle took fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:4072 followed by Urias in fifth at 2:43.38 and Dawson in seventh at 2:48.97. Inskeep placed third in the 100 freestyle in 1:00.11 with

Michener in fifth at 1:03.18 and senior Willa Colville in sixth at 1:04.30. Freshman Allison Paulius took sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.46 and junior Briahna Teague was eighth in 1:28.30. NCMP’s junior varsity went 1-2-3 in three individual races and won the three relay races. Emma Thomas won the 200 freestyle, 2:29.20, and the 500

freestyle in 6:48.43. Paulius won the 200 IM in 2:49.54. “Our junior varsity swam lights out and dominated their division of the meet,” Patterson said. The 200 medley relay team of Molly Coy, Pie Pandumrong, Camilla Schlosser and Liv Barnes won in 2:00.20. The team of Hill, Colville, Michener and Zahn won the 200

Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet Varsity Team scores: NCMP 351, Indianola 347, Grinnell 210, Oskaloosa 144. 200-yd medley relay: 2. NCMP (Jenkins, Blommers, Miller, Michener), 1:58.83. 200-yd freestyle: 1. Prendergast, 2:05.79, 2. Zahn, 2:11.92, 3. Inskeep, 2:13.46. 200-yd IM: 4. Erika Van Sickle, 2:40.72, 5. Urias, 2:43.21, 7. Dawson, 2:48. 50-yd freestyle: 1. Blommers, 26.61, 6. Miller, 28.08, 8. Hill, 28.88. 100-yd butterfly: 2. Miller, 1:06.81, 3. Jenkins, 1:08.95, 5. Altman, 1:17.67. 100-yd freestyle: 3. Inskeep, 1:00.11, 5. Michener, 1:03.18, 6. Colville, 1:04.30. 500-yd freestyle: 1. Prendergast, 5:56.70, 2. Zahn, 5:58.48, 4. Dawson 6:23.46. 200-yd freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (Blommers, Jenkins, Inskeep, Prendergast), 1:46.74. 100-yd backstroke: 2. Jenkins, 1:07.29, 5. Prime, 1:16, 6. Urias, 1:17.06. 100-yd breaststroke: 1. Blommers, 1:08.63, 6. Paulius, 1:22.46, 8. Teague, 1:28.30. 400-yd freestyle relay: 2. NCMP (Prendergast, Inskeep, Zahn, Miller), 4:00.85. Junior Varsity Team scores: NCMP 356, Indianola 245, Grinnell 74. 200-yd medley relay: 1. NCMP (Coy, Pandumrong, Schlosser, Liv Barnes), 2:00.20. 200-yd freestyle: 1. Thomas, 2:29.20, 2. Petro, 2:40.0, 3. Kaitlyn Barnes, 2:40.18. 200-yd IM: 1. Paulius, 2:49.54, 2. Altman, 2:51.05, 3. Coy, 3:08.38. 50-yd freestyle: 4. Schlosser, 30.62, 5. Liv Barnes, 31.32, 6. Lamb, 33.15. 100-yd butterfly: 2. Balek, 1:20.51. 100-yd freestyle: 2. Erika Van Sickle, 1:05.06, 3. Schlosser, 1:07.59, 4. Prime, 1:09.36. 500-yd freestyle: 1. Thomas, 6:48.43, 2. Erin Van Sickle, 7:09.52, 3. Kaitlyn Barnes, 7:12.32. 200-yd freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (Hill, Colville, Michener, Zahn), 1:53.73. 100-yd backstroke: 3. Coy, 1:23.99, 4. Hayley Sinclair, 1:33.76, 5. Courtney Ingle, 1:33.81. 100-yd breaststroke: 2. Pandumron, 1:41.93, 3. Lamb, 1:46.33. 400-yd freestyle relay: 1. NCMP (Dawson, Colville, Altman, Michener), 4:22.23.

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Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Senior Emily Miller glided through the water to place second in the 100-yard butterfly race for NCMP at Tuesday’s Little Hawkeye Conference Swim Meet at Indianola. For the first time in conference history, there are four girls’ swim teams and a LHC meet was held. NCMP’s Aquagirls claimed the team championships in the varsity and junior varsity divisions.

Staying pat Continued from Page 1B Conference, it’s about the evolving landscape of collegiate athletics. It does not, and will not, deter our mission of building champions for life.” UConn President Susan Herbst said going through the process was a positive experience and it gave her a better understanding of where UConn stands and what it has to offer. “Most of the schools they were talking to were in our conference,” she said. “I think that shows, without question, that our conference plays at their level and are athletically and academically appropriate to be a Power Five.” Boren once called the Big 12 “psychologically disadvantaged” as the smallest Power Five league and the only one without a football championship game. “The circumstances have radically changed,” Boren explained Monday when asked about the comment he first made in June 2015. Boren said his interest in expansion was tied to his desire for the Big 12 to start a television network like the ones the Big Ten, Southeastern Conference and Pac-12 have and the one the Atlantic Coast Conference is on target to start with ESPN in 2019. Once it was determined that the market was not there for

a network, his interest in expansion cooled. And the Big 12 announced earlier this year it was bringing back its football championship game in 2017, no matter its composition. Knowing now there will be 10 teams, Big 12 athletic directors can move forward with the process of determining if the league will split into divisions and how to determine which teams will play in the championship game. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, part of a subcommittee addressing those issues, said that decision could be made by November. As for the site of the title game, he said the league got bids from four potential hosts. While never committing to expansion, the Big 12 has been tossing around the idea for almost two

years as it tries to find ways to increase revenue and improve the conference’s chances to make the College Football Playoff. The Big 12 was left out of the first playoff in 2014, but conference champion Oklahoma made it last season. Boren and Bowlsby both said that expansion could be re-addressed in the future, but said it no longer is an active agenda item. In June, the conference announced record payouts to members of $30 million each, and expansion talk seemed to fade. A month later, at their last board meeting, school presidents were briefed by consultants who explained how the conference could bolster its playoff chances by adding schools and boost revenue. Two new members would have meant an extra $50 million in TV revenue per year for the Big 12 on contracts with ESPN and Fox that run through 2025. The networks have not been keen on the idea of paying the Big 12 to add schools. When asked if the league would be getting more money from ESPN and FOX for not expanding, Bowlsby wouldn’t get into specifics about negotiations. “We have a new piece of inventory with our championship game, so we’re in the process of discussions with both FOX and ESPN on that,” Bowlsby said. “There are components of the contract that we also talk about in the context of those changes, and we’re going to continue to talk about those.”

Sports On an island: Teams avoiding Iowa star CB King 4B |

IOWA CITY (AP) — Judging Iowa cornerback Desmond King for postseason honors won’t be easy. King might be the first Hawkeyes player to be considered for an All-America team simply because he stepped on the field every week. Teams have avoided throwing anywhere near King, the reigning Thorpe Award winner as the nation’s top defensive back. King’s numbers have suffered as a result, but Iowa ranks 13th nationally in opponent completion percentage at 51.3. King and the Hawkeyes (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) host No. 10 Wisconsin (4-2, 1-2) on Saturday. King “He’s a durable player. Most of the really great players that have played here, that’s one trait that ... I think is a real key to greatness,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. “He’s playing well on defense ... and he’s been doing an extraordinary job on special teams.” Despite the fact that opponents have rarely given King a chance to prove himself on defense in 2016, he’s still wrapping up one of the great careers in school history. King earned a starting spot just two games into his career and never gave it up. As a sophomore in 2014, King earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors while picking off three passes, and last season he emerged as one of the nation’s best defenders. King had eight interceptions, earned consensus All-America honors and was named one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award. That seemed like a resume of a player ready to test the NFL Draft. But King, to the pleasant surprise of the coaching staff, decided he needed another year of college ball. “For me, personally, I had a lot to work on. A lot to improve on, and a lot of maturing as well,” said King, who has one interception this season. Part of the reason the 5-foot-11 King wasn’t considered a lock to be a first-round draft pick was his size. But relying on his instincts and relentless film study, King has found a way to stand out. He is the go-to return man for the Hawkeyes this season. He’s 12th nationally with 28.6 yards per kickoff return — without the benefit of a long touchdown to pad that total — and 33rd with 9.7 yards on punt returns. “It helps me in both ways. It’s helping me here because I’m helping my team, and it’s helping me for the next level,” King said. Despite not scoring a touchdown through six games, King had seemed like he was on the verge of making a big play since September. Last week, Purdue was forced to throw King’s way late in the fourth quarter — and King was finally able to show off. King jumped a deep route near the sidelines and raced for a 41-yard touchdown that sealed Iowa’s 49-35 win over the Boilermakers . The moment was a rare opportunity for King to remind everyone what can happen when they test him. “When the ball’s not thrown your way, our coaching staff is still looking at how you are playing your guy, was your technique right, things like that,” King said. “You’ve just got to play your best and be ready.”

NASCAR Continued from Page 2B Xfinity Series starts, and German Quiroga, who has 53 starts in the Truck Series. Lou Garate, vice president of partnership marketing for NASCAR, believes the return of the series in Mexico will bolster the popularity of stock car racing and provide opportunities for aspiring drivers and crew members. “We want this to be a base, and if you can make it in NASCAR Mexico, you can make it in the U.S.,” Garate said. NASCAR Mexico did not run this year as NASCAR reassessed the program after nine seasons. The return was aided by the multi-year agreement with PEAK, a division of Old World Industries that has a lengthy association in auto racing. A privately-held company with only 250 employees, PEAK has a 30-year association with motorsports. PEAK has a relationship with Clint Bowyer in the Sprint Cup Series and is the title sponsor of NASCAR’s eSports partner, PEAK also is the primary sponsor for John Force in NHRA and has associate sponsorships with several other drivers as well as riders from the Professional Bullriding circuit. For PEAK, each partnership is embraced by the small company and used as a platform for its brand and its employees. NASCAR Mexico provided PEAK a new growth area for the company, said Bryan Emrich, chief marketing officer for Old World Industries. Emrich said PEAK was intrigued by the potential to leverage its brand both inside Mexico and the U.S., and by the growth of Suarez as a symbol “of the future of where the sport is going with diversity.” | Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016

AP photo Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill reacts after striking out Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo during the sixth inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Hill outpitches Arrieta; Dodgers defeat Cubs for NLCS lead LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill never strayed from his mindset of pitching in the moment, even when he was far from the major leagues playing independent ball with the Long Island Ducks. Convinced there would be another opportunity to get back to the big leagues, he focused on executing pitches without worrying about his current circumstances. Fourteen months later, Hill allowed two hits over six innings to beat Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 NL Championship Series lead. “It’s the biggest game of my career,” Hill said. “It’s just putting in the work, putting in the time, having a routine, persevere, all those things that you can say to sum up some kind of endurance or resiliency. For me, that’s all I’ve ever known is just work.” Rookie Corey Seager had three hits, including a go-ahead single in the third, and Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer in the fourth. After winning a big leaguehigh 103 games during the regular season and sparking belief they could win the World Series for the first time since 1908, the Cubs have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since May 2014, managing just six hits — five of them singles. Their 18 straight scoreless innings mark the longest postseason drought in franchise history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. “More than anything, I think we need to get a couple runs and hits and runs early to try to get that kind of feeling back,” Cubs man-

ager Joe Maddon said, “because, obviously, when you’re not scoring any runs, it makes it even more difficult in the dugout.” Hill, who made two starts in the independent Atlantic League in August 2015 before signing a minor league deal with Boston, struck out six and walked two. Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton and Kenley Jansen finished. Playing their 200th postseason game, the Dodgers posted consecutive shutouts for the first time. Julio Urias starts Game 4 for the Dodgers on Wednesday and at 20 years, 68 days will become the youngest starting pitcher in postseason history. John Lackey starts for the Cubs. “He’s not scared of the moment,” Seager said of Urias. “He’s not scared of anything.” Hill was acquired from Oakland along with Josh Reddick at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. The 36-year-old left-hander struggled with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand that landed him on the disabled list from mid-July to late August. The blister still bothered him in the final weeks of the regular season, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled him after seven perfect innings against Miami on Sept. 10, saying the team had to keep its focus on bigger goals in October. Hill was strong from the start against one of his former teams, retiring the side to open the game and later eight in a row. Hill’s given up one run in 23 innings over four home starts for the Dodgers, lowering his ERA to 0.39.

Seager’s go-ahead single ended an 0-for-15 slide with runners in scoring position in postseason play. Grandal was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against Arrieta in his career before he launched a 3-2 pitch into the right-field pavilion in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. Grandal drove in Reddick, who singled and stole second and third. Justin Turner homered on the first pitch leading off the sixth to chase Arrieta, who gave up four runs and six hits in five innings. He dominated the Dodgers in his previous two starts against them, including a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 30, 2015. Los Angeles had gone 2-for-51 against him in two games. Joc Pederson doubled in a run in the eighth and Grandal hit a run-scoring groundout . Maddon moved struggling Anthony Rizzo from third to the cleanup spot, and his broken-bat infield hit in the ninth made him 2-for-26 in the postseason. Addison Russell, dropped from fifth to seventh, is 1-for-24. Jason Heyward struck out as a pinch hitter and is 2-for-19. Chicago’s 3-4-5 hitters went 1-for-11 in the game and are 2-for32 in the series without an RBI. Dexter Fowler’s two-out double in the eighth provided the Cubs’ first extra-base hit since their 8-4 win in the opener. With a win Wednesday, the Dodgers could try to finish the series at home. “These guys won 100-some games. They’ve got the talent, so you can’t think ahead,” Grandal said.

Blue Jays stave off elimination with win over Indians

AP photo Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Donaldson celebrates after a home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber during the third inning in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto on Tuesday.

TORONTO (AP) — Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season. Now they have a chance to make things interesting in this AL Championship Series. Donaldson backed up his fiery pep talk to teammates before the game, hitting a home run and turning in a timely diving stop Tuesday to help the Blue Jays avert a sweep with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. The Indians still lead the matchup 3-1, but with a couple of big hits and a strong outing by Aaron Sanchez, Toronto handed them their first loss of this postseason. Cleveland will try again Wednesday to win

to earn its first World Series trip since 1997, but the big concern for the Indians coming into the series — an injury-riddled rotation — still lingers. In Game 5, Cleveland will start Ryan Merritt, who has pitched just 11 innings in the majors, against Marco Estrada. It was an emotional day all around at Rogers Centre, where the home crowd had fallen silent watching the season slipping away because of a slumbering offense that totaled only three runs in the first three games of the series. Donaldson’s solo shot to left-center field off Corey Kluber in the third put the Blue Jays ahead for the first time all series.

IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BARBARA A. JACKSON, Deceased CASE NO. ESPR036927 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Barbara A. Jackson, Deceased, who died on or about September 16, 2016: You are hereby notified that on October 5, 2016, the last will and testament of Barbara A. Jackson, deceased, bearing date of December 3, 2001, * was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Jan J. Jackson was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated October 5, 2016. Date of second publication: 19th day of October, 2016 Jan J. Jackson Executor of the Estate 9308 Wickman Drive Johnston, Iowa 50131 Address Ken J. Smith, ICIS PIN No: AT0007376 Attorney for the Executor UPDEGRAFF & SMITH 101 First Avenue West Newton, IA 50208 Address Probate Code Section 304 *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) October 12 & 19

To all interested persons regarding Richard P. Bergeson, deceased, who died on or about August 18, 2016. You are hereby notified that John Bergeson is the Trustee of the Richard P. Bergeson Trust. At this time, no probate administration is contemplated with regard to the abovereferenced decedent's estate. Any action to contest the validity of the trust must be brought in the District Court of Jasper County, Iowa, within the later to occur of sixty days from the date of second publication of this notice, or thirty days from the date of mailing this notice to all heirs of the decedent, spouse of the decedent, and beneficiaries under the trust whose identities are reasonably ascertainable. Any claim not filed within this period shall be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to the trust are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned trustee. Creditors having claims against the trust must mail them to the trustee at the address listed below via certified mail, return receipt requested. Unless creditor claims are mailed by the later to occur of sixty days from the second publication of this notice or thirty days from the date of mailing this notice, a claim shall be forever barred, unless otherwise allowed or paid. Dated this 10th day of October, 2016. P. BERGESON RICHARD TRUST By: John Bergeson, Trustee Address: 900 91st Street NE Runnells, IA 50237 Paul D. Hietbrink Attorney for Trust Brown, Winick, Graves, Gross, Baskerville and Schoenebaum, P.L.C. 616 Franklin Place Pella, Iowa 50219 641/628-4513 Date of second publication 19 day of October, 2016. October 12 and 19

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NEWTON, IOWA Notice is hereby given that the Newton City Council approved Schedule 16-12: Assessments for the Expenses of Nuisance Abatement has been filed with the Jasper County Treasurer under the authority of Iowa Code §364.12. The assessments may be paid in full or in part without interest within thirty days, and thereafter all unpaid special assessments bear interest at the rate specified by the council. All properties are located within the City of Newton, Iowa. Schedule 16-12. Deed/Contract Holder Lorna Walls Ryan Wenndt Pamela Mix Richard Martin Kim Spearing Aliesha Edwards Connie Cupples Half Moon Holdings LC Astrid Brown Megan Rogers Parcel Number 833280008 834303019 833433013 827453033 827428002 833203022 827405010 835102035 1303202007 826306002 Address 501 S. 2nd Ave. W. 517 W. 2nd St. S. 613 W. 5th St. S. 747 N. 8th Ave. E. 816 E. 9th St. N. 921 N. 4th Ave. W. 1011 E. 9th St. N. 1204A 1st Ave. E. 1312 E. 6th St. S. 1403 N. 8th Ave. Pl. E. Total Amount Assessed $140.00 $123.00 $140.00 $250.32 $115.00 $115.00 $115.00 $215.00 $190.00 $115.00

833433013 827453033 827428002 833203022 827405010 835102035 1303202007 826306002 Address 501 S. 2nd Ave. W. 517 W. 2nd St. S. 613 W. 5th St. S. 747 N. 8th Ave. E. 816 E. 9th St. N. 921 N. 4th Ave. W. 1011 E. 9th St. N. 1204A 1st Ave. E. 1312 E. 6th St. S. 1403 N. 8th Ave. Pl. E. Total Amount Assessed $140.00 $123.00 $140.00 $250.32 $115.00 $115.00 $115.00 $215.00 $190.00 $115.00 October 12 & 19 THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMA J. BORCHERT, DECEASED PROBATE NO. ESPR036925 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of NORMA J. BORCHERT, Deceased, who died on or about September 26, 2016: You are hereby notified that on October 4, 2016 the Last Will and Testament of NORMA J. BORCHERT, deceased, bearing date of June 14, 1991, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Elizabeth Anne Stout was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated October12, 2016. Elizabeth Anne Stout Executor of estate 2700 W. 15th St. S. Newton, IA 50208 Randal B. Caldwell, ICIS PIN No: AT0001375 Attorney for executor Firm Name: Caldwell, Brierly, Chalupa & Nuzum, PLLC Address: 211 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208 Date of second publication October 26, 2016 October 19 & 26


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GARAGE SALE Thurs. Oct. 20th 4p-7p Fri. Oct. 21st 8a-5p Sat. Oct. 22nd 8a-11a Open rain or shine and NO EARLY SALES. Craftsman 6 stage snow blower w/electric start, light runs great. 2 tile cutters 1 to cut small tile and 1 to cut large tile, Furniture, cook wear some brand new still in the box and some used, lots of dishes and glassware. Tupperware, vacuum cleaner, household goods, lamps, Christmas trees and decorations, bird cage misc. items, hamster cages and misc. items, adult medical equipment, adult ladies shoes, ladies clothes, and 4 patio chairs, many, many more misc. items. 2335 N. 2nd Ave. E.

GUN SHOW-OCTOBER 21, 22, 23 Central IA. Fairgrounds, Marshalltown. Friday 4-9pm Sat. 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Large Selection of guns & ammunition for sale. Info: (563) 608-4401 (INCN) OWNER OPERATORS, Lease and Company Drivers Wanted! Sign On Bonus, Mid-States Freight Lanes, Consistent Home Time, No Northeast. or 877811-5902, CDL A Required (INCN) WYNNE TRANSPORT Service seeking Local/Regional Des Moines Area drivers. Day & night shifts available. $2000 Sign-On Bonus. Class A CDL with Tanker/Hazmat endorsements. 800-383-9330 (INCN) PERSONAL

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Meets Sunday, Wednesday and Friday 7:00 PM in Basement of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Northeast

ESTATE TAG Sale Thurs. Oct. 20th 4p-7p

(numbers given out at 3pm)

Fri. Oct. 21st 4p-7p Sat. Oct. 22nd 9a-2p Beautiful 100 year old home with a large variety of antiques, collectibles, household and furniture. Freezer, refrigerator, dryer, portable washing machine, antique furniture and a large Sarah Coventry Collection. Don't miss this amazing sale. Sale organized by Many Treasures, Sully, IA 641-521-2964 Margaret Ruth Gates Estate

1812 E. 19th St. N. Newton

CLASS A CDL Drivers/Tankers. Great Pay, Home Weekends, and Benefits! Potential of $60,000 plus per year! Contact Tony 608-9350915 Ext 16 (INCN) EMPLOYMENT


GARAGE SALE Thurs. Oct. 20th 9a-6p Fri. Oct. 21st 9a-6p Sat. Oct. 22nd 9a-noon (everything ½ price on Sat.)

Used lumber 470 l.f. Wainscoating ½ x 3¼, very old 2x12, 2x6, 2x4, 1”x 5½”, ¾ x4”, Craftsman router, Black & Decker jig saw, Ryobi 12v wet dry vac., 5Hp wet dry vac, socket sets, wrenches, pipeopen end etc., drill bits, tap cons, hammers, screw drivers, 6' level, mall, steel post driver, potato fork, sythe, conduit bender, pry bars, board straightener, 5' step ladder, stapler, drill bit sharpener, construction adhesive, adjustable ladder leveler, hard hats, small air compressor, 8 ton hyd. Jack, 2 ton puller, steel pipe, 7½”, 8”, 10” saw blades, shingling brackets, tool box, 7” grinding wheels, 50# weight, extension cords, saw horses, shelf brackets, 2'x4' folding work table, 5 shelf metal shelving, lockable metal storage cabinet, 42-44 long insulated coveralls, handy man magazines, 6½' christmas tree, wreaths & roping, snow shovels, floor fans, Bissel hand sweeper, exercise bike, foot spa, trim line telephone, paper shredder, hair cutting set, 12 drawer small parts cabinet, alum. Walker, ¾ violin, toy tanks, scraper, 5 qt manual ice cream freezer, misc. electric plumbing, paint, wallpapering supplies, plus many more odds & ends.

ISU Extension & Outreach of Jasper County seeks an Extension Program Coordinator for Horticulture & Local Foods, 3040 hours per week. Horticulture & Local Foods Program Coordinator will provide educational leadership in the application of knowledge, grounded in research-based science, to help clients and local foods producers prosper. Job description and application guidelines online at: Compensation based on degree and experience. Application deadline October 31st, 2016 EOE SM-NE8142592-1027

If you are interested in being part of a positive team and love to learn and grow professionally, please send your resume to:

Newton Health Care Center 200 S. 8th Ave. E Newton, IA 50208 E.O.E. & Drug testing

AL'S MOWING is looking for snow removal jobs for winter.

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


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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.


DRIVERS: HOME Daily & Benefits! Stable, growing LTL company seeks Professional Drivers who want to prosper! $21/hour! CDLA. 855-979-4511 x7534 DRIVERS: LOCAL! Home Daily. Excellent Benefits! Hauling Livestock. New 2017 Freightliners! Slip Seat. 5 day work week. Load/Unload. 855-5994608 WANTED

WANTED: FARM toy tractors, trucks, implements, farm related advertising items and Lego's. 641-526-3050 or 641-521-1448.



We have the following routes available: Route 1 75 papers Downtown Area 1st Ave W 1st St N N 2nd Ave E W 2nd St N N 3rd Ave W W 3rd St N W 3rd St S N 4th Ave W W 4th St S

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Chosen individual must be a Registered Nurse, with good management skills. We are looking for someone who is consistent and fair with staff, families and clients. Attention to detail and ability to follow through. This individual must have good assessment skills to provide care to clients.


If you would like to EARN EXTRA MONEY, get EXERCISE and MEET NEW PEOPLE, delivering the Newton Daily News may be a great opportunity for you.


Newton Health Care Center is currently looking for a DIRECTOR OF NURSING to oversee the nursing department. We are looking for someone who can manage a culture of change to enhance the lives of people who reside in our 65 bed facility that is dual certified with ICF & SNF clients.


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Route 22 31 papers

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W 12th St S W 14th St S S 3rd Ave W S 4th Ave W Chancery Ct Monroe Dr

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1 & 2 & 3 BDRM apartments: heat, water, stove, refrigerator, drapes all included. Off-street parking. 641-792-4000. 1ST MONTHS RENT FREE 1 & 2 BR apts. in Newton & Grinnell 2 & 3 BR apts. in Baxter. Rental Assistance and Utility Allowance may be available. Onsite laundry. No pets. 877-932-1132 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider. Esta institucion es un proveedor de servicios con igualdad de oportunidades.

2 BR house, stove refrigerator, Central Air, $520/month. References required. 641-792-4388


FRIENDLY COUNTRY kittens: All colors. Free to good homes. 515-6613774.

JELD-WEN, Inc. Windows Division is now accepting applications for full-time 1st and 2nd shift production positions. These are direct hire positions working for an innovative and forward thinking company. Applicants should be dependable, quality conscious and safety oriented. Our skilled workforce uses state of the art equipment to produce high quality JELD-WEN vinyl windows and patio doors to serve the Midwestern, Southern and Western markets. We offer the following benefits to our full-time employees: • Wages up to $14.51/hr for general entry level positions • Advancement opportunities to higher skilled positions • 2nd and 3rd shift premium pay • Employee discounts • Insurance Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) • 401(k) If you are interested in joining the JELD-WEN Window Team, apply in person at 911 Industrial Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa. In order to ensure a safe working environment, a pre-employment drug screen is required. EOE





ANTIQUE KITCHEN pedestal table with 8 padded chairs, dark wood $50 or OBO. Light Oak table with leaf & chairs $20. or OBO. 515-661-3774.

USED METAL roofing. Corrugated galvanized steel sheets. 6' long: $3, 8' long: $4, 10' long: $5. 641-521-5809

2000 CADILLAC 4 dr, silver, 180,xxx miles, nice interior. Recently serviced. Front tires brand new, good dependable car. $2,500 firm. 641-840-0153

1 & 2 bdrm units Call about our current move in specials. Pet Friendly (some restrictions) W/D Hookups Central Air Dishwasher Private covered Patio or Balcony with storage Laundry Facility onsite (641)792-6939 EHO RV & BOAT STORAGE – Colfax, IA: Inside, Concrete floor, Secured. 10' wide X 20-40' long. $100 and up, based on size of unit. Minimum 6 month lease. Call (515)208-0801. FOR SALE

1950'S VINTAGE Vanity Suitcase $35. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1:64 Collectible Cars $12 each. Vintage "Camp Snoopy" Glasses (from 1950's/1960's) $35 for set. Coleman lunch box cooler $8. 515-313-7803. 2 WILDVIEW V.G.A. Digital camera's $25. for both. Call after 5pm. 641521-5223. 68� TALL maple hall tree with swivel top $12., hand crafted porcelain Noah's Ark miniatures by Wade of England, 15 pc. $15., 10 pc porcelain Endangered North American Animals, miniature, made by Wade of England $10., 5� Moon Stone dish $8., tractor shape birdhouse $8., 12 metal cookie cutters $3. 792-8017. 88 CD'S- Country Western, Big Bands, Christmas $35., #8 Wagner Campfire waffle maker $30., 7� & 8� Revere Ware skillets w/lids $10., men's L. sleeve Van Heusen wrinkle free shirts, size L $5. each or 5 @ $20., 1950 child glider lawn chair, webbed $15., child drop front desk, 1940-1950 era, 31� tall x 20� W x 10� D. $75. 641-275-7600.

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ANTIQUE OLIVER 2 bottom plow, will need total restoration or would make a neat yard ornament, 1919-1923 era $150., Cooper tires, came off Ford Windstar, still some tread left $40. for all 4, Kletzing College Last Supper paper fan from 1950, University Park Iowa by Oskaloosa, very good condition $25., 1950-60ish cloth rocking type chair, medium blue in color $25. 641-275-1051. BANJO- 5 string $70., Selmer wood clarinet and case $150. 641-275-0454. DEEP FRYER (large) new $12., new Ref/Freezer (small) for pop $45., snow blower (gas) 20�, used little $50. 792-1377. DOG HOUSE and wire run. Dog house for 2 dogs. 2 separate compartments. Removable metal roof. Insulated floor. 48 inches wide, 31 inches deep, 29 inches tall. Heavy wire run. 19 feet long, 33 inches wide, 34 inches tall. $100 for both. 641-5215809

DOG HOUSES and leather recliner. 641-417-8272.


1989 CORVETTE , 56,791 actual miles, automatic, power everything, removeable glass top, white exterior, red interior, 2 owner, excellent condition. NADA resale value $15,000 asking $10,000. 641-7920367 1991 FORD F250, 4X4, 5 speed flat bed, new tires, good sounding motor, newer Holley 4 barrel, runs great. Would be a good work or farm truck $900. or OBO. Call for more information 641-417-0140. 1997 FORD Conversion van, low miles, very well cared for, tow pkg, tow brakes, new brakes, leather interior, tv/dvd, very comfortable ride $4200. 641-840-0153 1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792

GREY RETRO Chrome kitchen table with 4 padded turquoise chrome chairs, good condition. $50. 515661-3774. KITCHEN ISLAND black 36� deep x 60� wide x 38� high, new, $100. or OBO. Dark wood TV cabinet, new, 18� deep x 36� wide x 24� high $100. or OBO. Bicycle carrier, holds 3-4 bicycles, fits in receiver $60. or OBO. 2-8' counter tops, L shaped $60. or OBO. 792-7058. RED DAY-LILIES, very nice & cheap. Also, a Radiant heater $10. 641521-1766. SOLID RETAINING Wall Blocks, 100 4 thick x 8 x 11 ½ with 2� beveled corners, takes 15 to make full circle. $50. for all.




JELD-WEN Door Division/Grinnell is now accepting applications for 1st and 3rd shift production positions.

In order to ensure a safe working environment, a pre-employment drug screen is required. If you are interested in joining the JELD-WEN Door Division/Grinnell production team, please apply in person between 7:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. (South side of the street)

2014 SHASTA Flyte 3150K Travel trailer comes w/ 3 bedroom bunkhouse in the rear w/ spacious storage, one slide includes bunk style table and jackknife couch (sleeps 2-3), queen size bed up front w/ storage cabinets and extra storage underneath, electric awning and tow-jack, outdoor kitchen w/ second refrigerator and propane grill. Asking $18,500 or OBO. 563-249-6886.

1998 HITCHHIKER “Premier� 5th wheel camper, 35.6ft, 3 slides, new tires, very nice, $15,000 OBO 515-201-8951 or 515-2018792 2011 FORD Ranger, 24k miles, extended cab, 2WD. Call for more information. 641-792-0860 DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

PRODUCTION We offer the following beneďŹ ts to our full-time employees: • Competitive wages pay rates between $12.05 to $18.45 per hour • Insurance BeneďŹ ts (Medical, Dental, Vision) • 401(k) • Off shift wage differential • Employee discounts

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


Responsibilities will include: • Assist with regulatory training and orientation of new team members. PPE, lock out tag out, Emergency action communication, Atlas Hazard Communication and GHS program, and intro to IOS -9000 • Keep calibration records of all measuring equipment up to date and organized • Power truck test and driver evaluations, and maintain training database

Candidate will need: • Exceptional organizational skills! • Strong communication skills • History of strong attendance • To be accurate and extremely detail oriented! • Ability to work in a timely and efficient manner and meet critical deadlines under pressure

Benefits include • Start earning vacation the same day you start.

• Profit sharing program

• Paid sick leave

• Flex schedule

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JELD-WEN Door Division/Grinnell 820 Industrial Avenue • Grinnell, Iowa 50112 EOE SM-NE8142598-1021

• Paid Holidays • Wage commensurate with experience

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Furniture Sales Associate Have You Considered A Career Helping Others Furnish & Decorate Their Home?

City of Newton Community Marketing Manager

At Newton Furniture we are committed to providing our customers with the best service possible, and are looking to hire full-time, non-commissioned sales people who share this philosophy.

The City of Newton is hiring a full-time position responsible for leading the development and execution of strategic marketing, branding, and communications approaches to increase citizen and visitor engagement in Newton.

Health Insurance IRA Retirement Plan

Requires BA in marketing, communications, public relations, graphic design, or other similar ďŹ eld. Marketing experience, with a BA in any other ďŹ eld, may be substituted. Hiring range from $47,882-$59,628 with beneďŹ ts.

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EXTREMELY CLEAN LOW MILEAGE TRUCK! Whit 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 33,000 miles, 2WD Extended cab. 6 ft box, V-8, tonneau cover, running boards, REMOTE START, 5th wheel hitch, back up camera, bed liner, AC, cruise, etc. $17,000 obo 641-792-9813

2007 SATURN Sky, less than 19,000 miles $12,500 obo 2003 GMC Z71, new brakes, tires, shocks, fuel pump & battery. $5000 obo 641-521-9793 2012 MONTANA 4 season 5th wheel RV, new tires, generator, 3 slides, fireplace, micro/convection oven. Always shedded. New condition. No pets $35,000. New nearly $80,000. 641-521-7197

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NURSE FORCE 2900 Westown Parkway #200 West Des Moines, IA 515-224-4566 ACHC Accredited

Central College has an opening for a full-time, benefits eligible

This position is part of a small team that is responsible for cleaning various academic, residential and administrative support facilities. Dependability, strong work ethic and the ability to thrive in a fast past environment are desired. Benefits include: Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid time off, tuition reduction, access to some college events/facilities and more. Shifts are from 4-12:30 P.M., Monday - Friday Questions? contact: Pady Bandstra 641-628-7681

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The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for part-time jailer (any gender). The starting pay is $18.10 per hour with no benefits. Scheduled hours may vary weekly. Applications and job description are available at the County’s Human Resources office at 115 N 2nd Ave E in Newton, Sheriff’s Office at 2300 Law Center Drive or at Application deadline October 28, 2016



Jasper County Recorder’s Clerk The Jasper County Recorder is seeking qualified applicants to fill a full-time clerical position for customer service and recording vital documents. Pay scale $14.94-$18.90 with County Benefits Qualified applicants must have experience in accounting, customer service and possess a working knowledge of various Microsoft Office programs. Applications and job description available at at the Jasper County Human Resources office located at: 115 N 2nd Ave E in Newton or at the County Recorder’s Office. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on October 21, 2016. EOE

FOOD PROCESSING JOBS Purfoods is a fast growing, Iowa-based company producing fresh made, nutritious, home-delivered meals nationwide. Our brand, Mom’s Meals, helps seniors, disabled, and others stay independent. To support our growth we are making important changes to our culture. So, if you haven’t considered us before, check us out. Typical jobs include: Prep Cooks, Oven & Kettle Tenders, Dishwashers, Blast Chill, Plating & Packaging, Machine Operators, Warehouse Runners, and Sanitation. A great team environment. We have 3 shifts and offer benefits, 401K, free lunches, and more. Most jobs earn between $11 and $14 an hour to start.

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When the moon is in the sign of the twins, the lesson is related to the polarization of life. What you very sincerely and desperately want and what you very sincerely and desperately don’t want are on the same pole. Place your attention in either direction and expect results under this lunar influence. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 19). Your dreams will bloom like a microwaved popcorn situation: Sit on the outside, listen, and count. Your good fortune will be delicious, especially when several friends are involved. There’s a highlight in December and another big income boom in January. If

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you want to make more, you’ll have to learn more. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 2, 22, 13 and 29. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’re solid. You know what’s right for your life and what’s not. You can and will keep the negative forces at a distance, not with anger but with dignity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Things are not black and white for you -- or for anyone, really. That’s why this will be a day in which you will choose not to judge, and not to throw your attention away on negativity.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Money might not be able to buy true love or devotion or anything that’s really important, but money can still solve a lot of problems. You’ll solve problems with your money today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). All those mild perks -- you need to appreciate them. Don’t compare. This is a time to home in on what’s good. Keep your passion alive. Only you can set the limit to your potential.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This group you need to be a part of now -- there’s a certain rhythm to it, and you’ll click right in, as long as you don’t hesitate or doubt yourself. “Strong and wrong”: Make that your creed.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will be offered what you wanted and deserved several months ago. You can afford to take time with your response. Also, don’t rush to grant acceptance -- but do accept.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can crush up the tension in a room by just speaking. The words you use are not as important as how you use them. Your use of this talent will further your aims.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s wonderful when they really get you. It’s also not so bad when they don’t. There’s a lot of inner life that is sparked by the flint of that. Your mind starts spinning when it’s mad!

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The decision seems big. You could deliberate, make your pros and cons list, call your mother, etc., but that would be pageantry. You already know what to do. You’ve known for a while now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Here’s how to get into this group: Listen; pay attention; figure out the needs and wants of all involved. You won’t have answers, and you don’t need to. Your eye contact alone is a healing balm. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The effort to be known -- that’s a theme today. You know who your friends are, and they’ll make sure you don’t forget about them. All that you have

you’ll put into your performance tonight. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Network. Acquaintances on the social scene are prime sources of employment and love opportunities, if not for yourself then for a close friend. Make a point of chatting up everyone you know. COPYRIGHT 2016 CREATORS.COM

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