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Inmate with Jasper County ties still at large By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News

Courtesy of FRK Design This artist’s rendering shows what one of the Berg Middle School entrances might look like in the fall of 2019. Progress is being made in preparation to rebuild the middle school, with construction slated to begin next summer.

Bond, planning moving forward for Berg rebuild Final design to be presented at Dec. 12 meeting By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News The sale of $10 million in bonds at Monday’s Newton Community School District Board of Education meeting was one of the most visible recent developments in the preparation to rebuild Berg Middle School. However, there have also been some developments that haven’t been as noticeable, though still important. Monday, the NCSD board sold $10 million in general-obligation bonds to the lowest of 18 bidders — Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., of Denver, Colo., with the help of Des Moines firm PFM. Another $10 million will be sold in 2017, with the balance of the voter-approved $26.9 million bond to be sold in 2018. Superintendent Bob Callaghan made a Nov. 22 presentation to

the Newton Rotary Club about a number of school district finance issues, along with details about recent meetings of the Middle School Construction Committee, and also covered some of the committee’s progress at Monday’s meeting. “Berg currently has about 30,000 square feet of instructional space,” Callaghan said regarding design plans. “The new building will have about 61,000.” The middle school reconstruction is financed entirely through the bond levy and is not mixed in any way with other funds that affect salaries, department or campus budgets or even maintenance of the current middle school campus. The Middle School Construction Committee is comprised of 12 teachers, four department supervisors, three community members, two students, an administrator and a school board member. There are also small “user groups” of two or three people that were set to meet this week to go over extremely specific design elements. “The initial committee that met

last winter was advising on a design to take the bond vote to the public,” Callaghan said. “These user groups focus a ‘micro’ equivalent. They’re talking about where to put wall sockets, desks, phones, projectors.” FRK Design will take input from user groups to update a working schematic design to be presented to the committee next week. A 5 p.m. meeting Dec. 7 at the EJH Beard Administration Center will be where the entire committee advises FRK Design on more changes. The design firm will then bring its final design to the NCSD board’s regular meeting Dec. 12 for approval. That will be followed by approval of an overall site plan— penciled in for January and February —followed by construction document approval in mid-March. The timeline is structured to allow requests for bids to go out early next year and contracts to be awarded in the spring, with work to begin in the late spring or summer of 2017. BERG | 3A

Economic development major focus for city By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News A major focus of the city in recent years has been economic development and growing the housing market, and efforts in those areas are continuing into the future. Projects in the Newton Main Street program, at the former Maytag campus and at both exits off of Interstate 80 into the city among others are areas of focus for the 2017-2019 Action Plan. Encourage economic development Five unique but equally substantial goals were established by city staff to address building economic development in the community. Those goals include create a strong and vibrant downtown, create retail growth and development at the Inter-

state interchanges and commercial corridors, increase local jobs by growing and recruiting businesses, improve Newton’s reputation and grow the number of new Hansen housing units. “One can only measure its achievements by the goals that one sets, and we have done a fantastic job of that, all of us together,” mayor Mike Hansen said. The city’s purpose is to build a strong economic base with high-quality jobs. This is to be accomplished by creating a dynamic downtown, attracting business growth around the Interstate interchanges, assisting local businesses with expansion, and growing the population and

strengthening the community by attracting young families and retaining existing residents. To create a strong and vibrant downtown the city will continue working with Newton Main Street including supporting the Downtown Micro Grant program. Plans to update the downtown street and streetscape appearance will also continue with cost estimates expected in the coming months. The city also plans to work on increasing the number of housing units within downtown and explore high capacity Wi-Fi opportunities in the area. An area the city has often referenced for potential growth are the Interstate interchanges and commercial corridors. Near the Interstate, the city will work to create a master plan for land surround the DEVELOPMENT | 3A



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TIF district funds find new allocation By Jamee A. Pierson Newton Daily News In a move made by city council to redirect monies to general funds, the allotment to be paid back on TIF district debts will slow up during the next fiscal year. With the extra funds, the city plans to support location organizations including Newton Main Street, Newton Housing Development Corporation and Newton Development Corpora-

tion along with rebating property taxes to several development opportunities recently completed in town. “Tax Increment Finance or TIF districts are focused development areas in our community where we provide additional incentives to try to leverage more development,” city director of finance and development Bryan Friedman said. “In some instances DISTRICT | 3A

Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News City of Newton Director of Finance and Development Bryan Friedman explains how TIF district funds are collected and used throughout the community to city council at its recent meeting.


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A state prison inmate with Jasper County ties is still considered at large after he failed to return from employment to the Fort Des Moines Work Release Facility on Monday. Anthony K. Dommer, 26, is considered an absconder. He has ties to Jasper, Poweshiek and Marion counties, having been convicted of crimes in all three jurisdictions. He is serving a seven-year sentence. One of Dommer’s arrests happened on Oct. 1, 2015 when Dommer was a resident of Colfax. After a report of a stolen motorcycle, Colfax police initiated a pursuit that went through Jasper County, ending when thermal-imaging aircraft equipment and a K-9

unit were used to apprehend an injured D o m mer in a Poweshi e k CounDommer ty corn field. Dommer is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weights about 200 pounds. He is Caucasian, has brown hair and brown eyes and has tattoos on his upper right arm, chest and left elbow Information as to Dommer’s whereabouts should be reported to law enforcement. The Jasper County Sheriff Office can be reached at 641-792-5912.

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In Brief Cooking Courses Newton Hy-Vee 1701 First Ave. E.

Healthy Holiday Cooking Class

6 p.m., Dec. 6 Newton Hy-Vee Club Room Jenny Thompson RD, LD, CDE, will prepare healthy recipes for this holiday season. Recipes and samples will be provided. Cost is $7. To register, call 641-792-7030.

Fitness Courses Newton YMCA

1701 S. Eighth Ave. E. Through Dec. 31

Cycle Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. This class is a great cardiovascular workout. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints and many other challenging drills and rides.

File Photo Snacking, on foods like sliced apples, has several benefits such as preventing overeating at the next meal, providing the body with important nutrients, assisting with blood sugar control and giving the body satisfaction in between meals.

Snacks to save the day Tips for healthy, filling snacks that taste good, too By Jenny Thompson Newton Hy-Vee Being prepared for snacks home or away can be difficult. Snacking has several benefits such as preventing overeating at our next meal, allowing an opportunity to provide our bodies with important nutrients, assist with blood sugar control and give us satisfaction and enjoyment. Next time you grab a snack, think like a dietitian with these recommendations. A good snack is carb smart and is paired with a protein. When searching for the perfect carbsmart snack, keep fiber in mind. Fiber helps fill up our stomachs, curving our cravings. A perfect example of this is apple juice vs. an apple. In comparison, one cup of apple juice and one medium apple have the same amount of carbs, about 20 grams. On the other hand, a cup of apple juice has no fiber and an apple has 4 to 5 grams of fiber, making it a good source of fiber and providing you something that will really make a difference in your stomach. What do you pair your apple with? Ideally, a good protein source. Protein

also contributes to filling up your stomach. We should be shooting for at least 5 grams of protein in a snack. Great examples of this include a hard-boiled egg, a cheese stick or 2 tablespoons of a nut butter; they all provide us with 6 to 8 grams of protein. When on the lookout for that perfect snack, here are five suggestions to include: Snacks that are less than 200 calories, low in added sugar, around 15 to 20 grams of carbohydrates, at least 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. The perfect snack would fit within these parameters. Aim for a snack that fits three of the five suggestions. If the package says one serving but doesn’t fit within these parameters, try splitting the package or choosing something different. Plan ahead and be prepared. This allows you plenty of time to scout out the best options that fit within your lifestyle. Granola bars or a trail mix are affordable and easy to throw in a purse or bag and take with you. Watch out for high-carb, high-calorie bars, and make sure you include a protein source in your trail mix such as almonds. You’re starving and you

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Pesas y Cardio Circuito (en Espanola y English) Thursday — 9 to 9:45 a.m. Enjoy a training regimen that focuses on strengthening your entire body throughout the workout. Circuit helps keep your heart rate up while toning your body. This class is great for those getting started in strength training or someone wanting to up their workout regimen.

1. Core apple and cut into 8 slices. 2. Spread each slice with a nut butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. *The preferred natural peanut butter contains only nuts and salt. Read the ingredients for the best option.

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leftover Halloween candy or the cookies your neighbor brought over last night. Stop and think: Are you feeling real hunger? If yes, foods with more nutrition will leave you feeling more satisfied, longer. Do some refrigerator and cupboard searching and prepare yourself a healthier snack. Try hummus and veggies, a light multi-grain English muffin with a slice of cheddar cheese, or this recipe for Apples with Cinnamon Almond Butter.

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Line Dancing Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. You never need a partner for our line dancing class, but feel free to bring along your friends to enjoy the music and atmosphere. Not only will you look good dancing, but you are also exercising. Step and Sculpt Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9 to 10 a.m. Fridays, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Segments of step aerobics and weight training to increase your heart rate and tone muscles. Weight training is done with hand weights and tubing. Abdominal exercise and stretching is also included.

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forgot your snack – what do you do? An option would be to stop at a HyVee Convenience Store; many stores have dietitian picks, fruit and cheese cups and our homemade energy bites. Other appropriate convenience store snacks are fresh fruit/ vegetables, yogurt, yogurt drinks, popcorn, cheese and beef sticks, nuts/seeds and milk. At home there are a variety of temptations for snacking – for example,

Core and More Mondays — Noon to 12:45 p.m. It’s time to strengthen your core. Look and feel stronger as we combine exercises that tighten and tone your mid-section. Exercises will be performed standing, seated and lying on a mat to challenge you even further.

Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays, Noon to 12:45 p.m. Experience the mind/body connection through a series of postures, creating a continuous flow, accompanied by deep breathing. Yoga focuses on internal strength, postural integration and radiant health. Power Yoga 30 Mondays and Wednesdays 7:25 to 7:55 p.m. This short by highly effective class connects your mind and body through a series of postures, creating a continuous flow, accompanied by deep breathing. Enjoy increased flexibility, physical and internal strength in just 30 minutes.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza When: Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Jasper County Community Center 2401 1st Ave. Newton, IA 50208

What: Large variety of vendors, cash & carry items available, door prizes, gifts for everyone on your list, including the family dog. Some vendors will provide free gift wrapping. Hot cider also available for feeling festive.

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Local & State News Berg Continued from Page 1A The $33.6 million project — which includes the $26.9 million bond approved in September — is scheduled to be completed in time to house students in fall of 2019. The new building will still utilize the newest, largest gymnasium of the current Berg Complex, but the rest of the older structure is set to be demolished once the new school is completed on the northeast

District Continued from Page 1A the city makes a decision to pay back those debts a little more slowly over time and in doing so we claim less money than the maximum allowed to pay back those debts.” The city currently has six City of Newton TIF District with five that have incurred debt to make economic development investments. The Speedway-Prairie Fire District and the Southwest district were both approved to claim the maximum level of property taxes. The other three districts have changes to the amount claimed from | Thursday | Dec. 1, 2016 | 3A

part of the campus. Priorities, as outlined by the committee, include natural light, open airy spaces, secure spaces for student, interactive technology-rich media hardware and software, an inviting and clear entry point to the building, a non-traditional facility that still feels like a school, flexible learning spaces and seating areas, collaborative learning communities with variety of flexible seating for group and individual learning and multi-functional gathering/performance

previous years. North Central TIF District The North Central TIF District was established in 1987 in the northern part of downtown. Since its inception, more than $40 million of new value has been created by many development projects in the area. Those projects could potentially generate more than $1 million each year in taxes for the district. The city has selected to claim $740,000, less than the maximum amount allowed but still $155,000 more than the previous fiscal year. Those funds would be used to pay the debt service at $402,000, rebate

Development Continued from Page 1A Iowa Speedway and at Exit 168. Also in the area the city is looking to potentially develop new businesses and hotels to promote tourism. The city will also look to recruit a developer to bring construction on a mixed-used retail development in the 1200 and 1300 blocks along First Avenue East. One way to help grow Newton is to increase local jobs by growing and recruiting businesses. New jobs can bring new residents and potential visitors to the community in turn increasing the tax base for potential new economic development.

common areas. At Monday’s meeting, board member Ann Leonard asked if the new Berg classrooms will be about the same size as the current ones. Since Berg’s classrooms vary greatly, depending on whether the classrooms are part of the original building or one of the remodeled segments, a teacher might end going to a slightly smaller classroom, but one of the purposes of the rebuild is to avoid some of the small, 870-square foot classrooms seen in Berg today.

$25,000 of property taxes to the Miller-Valentine project, contribute to Newton Main Street, NDC and NHDC, provide $160,000 in project incentives or debt payments for the East-Mart TIF District and pay $105,000 in salary and benefits for city staff. East-Mart TIF District Created almost a decade ago, the East-Mart TIF District is located on Newton’s eastern edge and was established to help facilitate the creation of the Springboard Engineering facility, now known at UL Verification Services. Work accomplished in the area includes a capital project extending sanitary sewer

To accomplish this goal the city will make efforts to qualify at least one site to be included in the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Certified Development Site program, facilitate connections between local employers and DMACC business resources and use regional and state programs to promote Newton’s workforce to recruit new employers and new employees. An area that can be difficult to measure but important for the city’s future, improving Newton’s reputation has been a goal since the city felt the impact of its largest employer leaving. In recent years, the “Get to Know Newton” campaign has started the process of elevating the community’s presence in central Iowa and

One standard size for classrooms is 980 square feet, as modern fire code guidelines typically call for a second exit beginning at 1,000 square feet. Regardless of how each teaching space is structured, there will be much more overall classroom square footage in the new multi-story building. Science classrooms will be about 1,200 square feet — 200 square feet larger than the current Berg rooms. Callaghan said “instructional space” doesn’t include space such as the two gyms,

infrastructure to improve service and foster future development and make improvements to the Northeast Beltline Road. For the next fiscal year, the city will claim $34,000, about $6,000 more than last year to be used to rebate UL and pay a debt payment of $37,282. Funds will also be used to provide $7,000 towards the NDC marking efforts and $10,000 to city staffing. Plant Two TIF District “The Plant Two Economic Development Area was created on the north side of Newton in 2008 in order to facilitate the establishing of the Trinity Structural Towers manufacturing facility in the

through work accomplished by the new community marketing manager a centralized communications strategy will be established between the city and other economic development partner agencies. Finally, the city plans to continue its efforts to grow the number of new housing units through the established 2013 housing initiative. Also, in the coming years, the city plans to collaborate with Jasper County Economic Development Corporation and Hometown Price to conduct a Community Housing Assessment Team Study for Jasper County, including Newton. Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or

performance stage or the four planned resource rooms. He said some areas will slightly compromise classroom square footage in favor of expanding specialty areas. “For example, cooking classes, in exchange of increasing the number of kitchens from five to six,” Callaghan said. “So it’s not only more space, it’s better use of space as well.”

former Maytag plant,” interim city administrator Jarrod Wellik said. “The project assistance for Trinity included help funding a rail spur, constructing a storage yard and relocating a segment of East Eighth Street North.” The city will claim $70,000 from the district, $80,000 less than last year. The amount, along with the remaining fund balance, will be used for the final debt payment and to continue work on the North Newton Hike and Bike Trail project. The reallocation of funds does not, however, mean any changes in taxes for those living in the areas. “Being in a TIF district does not impact the

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amount of property taxes that a property pays,” Friedman said. “The property tax rate within a TIF district is the same as it is outside of the TIF district. It only impacts where those taxes are used.” Bond and rebate payments for the TIF districts are obligations the council has committed to in past actions but other expenditures are subject to the approval of the city’s 20172018 budget. If project costs or priorities change for the city, any remaining funds could be added to the TIF balances and applied where needed. Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or

Jamee A. Pierson/Daily News The Farmer’s Wife is one of many downtown businesses that has utilized the Downtown Micro Grant program to update its store front. The program was developed under the partnership of Newton Main Street and the city to assist business owners in small remodels or updates to the building appearance.

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The movie we need, not the movie we deserve

Trending Mike Mendenhall

Editor’s note: This column originally published Dec. 31, 2015. f you’re a frequent reader of my column, you will not be surprised and might have already guessed what I’m going to speak of this week. Yes, we are now living in a world where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has been revealed to audiences. And it was awesome. As a movie-goer, I’m typically offended by many of the big-budget Hollywood action movies that believe

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a recognizable face, a few one-liners mixed with two hours of explosions is all it will take to win over an audience. Film makers should really give the public some credit. We want witty dialogue, we want character development, we want to care about the characters being created on screen in front of us and be concerned about their fate. The new Star Wars movie does that with a little something extra. Director J.J. Abrams is the ultimate fan boy. He is a master at paying homage to some of his favorite films — cue the Tie-Fighter silhouettes flying in front of a setting sun. A little “Apocalypse Now” to be sure. Although Abrams might lack some originality in

his plot points, the director does exactly what he needed to do. He created a smart, fast pace film that held true to the original Star Wars Trilogy but still managed to further the story, and it was exhilarating. He facilitated on-screen chemistry between lead actors Daisy Ridely and John Boyega that was missing in the prequel trilogy. It made us forget about some of the bigoted Online comments about Boyega’s race from folks who probably wouldn’t enjoy Star Wars anyway because it’s lighthearted and caring — two traits some of the racist, online trolls in the lead-up to the film do not share. When the original Star Wars was released in 1977, Americans were in need of a moment — in need of a distraction from the wake of Vietnam and Watergate, from an economic downturn and a lack of energy. They needed a little fun.

I see similar parallels in today’s world. We are constantly bombarded with sad news on a global scale. From the war refugee crisis in the middle east, to the shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, people need a to be reminded there is still fun left in the Galaxy. Although the feeling will never reach the scale of those who are directly affected, strife can weigh heavily even on observers. That’s what Star Wars is for me — a way to leave that grief stricken world, if only for 120 minutes. Star Wars classic archetypes of good vs evil — especially when we know good will ultimately triumph —family and unity under a common cause bring out the youthful idealism in all of us. And, if only for a few moments, it gives movie-goers the feeling the world will overcome its challenges. It has to. It’s the will of the Force. Contact Mike Mendenhall at

Empty Nest Curt Swarm

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Mathew 6:1 Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. No, it’s not a Book Loaner Box, although it looks like it could be one. On the west end of Madison Street in Mt. Pleasant, next to the street, is a free Little Food Bank, like a grocery store on a stick. People in need of food or a few other essentials are encouraged to take what they need, 24/7. People are also encouraged to contribute items. Goods found in the Little Food Bank are cereal, soup, toilet paper, vegetables, peanut butter, etc. On the glass face of the Little Food Bank, its purpose is clearly stated, “Take what you need, Give what you can. Above All, Be BLESSED.” The builders of the Little Food Bank wish to remain anonymous, following Mathew 6:1. They just want to be able to help people in need, just as they were helped at various times in their lives. One of the builders, a single parent with two children, remembers receiving food baskets at Christmas and Thanksgiving. The Little Food Bank has been in existence for a while, and has had some use, but not near enough. There have been Facebook postings, and word of mouth, but the owners would like to see the free service utilized more than it has. One of the owners would like nothing more than to have to go and buy food items to restock the pantry. Not so unusual, the item taken the most from the Little Food Bank, has been toilet paper. Unlike other Community Food Pantries, this one is available around the clock, no questions asked, take what you need. The builders of the Little Food Bank point out that “food insecurity” has been on a steady rise in Henry County, even though the poverty level has been decreasing. They are going to make fliers to be distributed to churches and other public places. The word needs to get out, and you can help. The Little Food Bank is quite a nice looking box, very well constructed, and decorated professionally. If I needed food, I wouldn’t hesitate to use it. I also wouldn’t hesitate to contribute. Drive by the west end of Madison Street and take a look for yourself. There are people, a lot of people in this world, who care and are willing to extend themselves. God bless these people and the work they do. Pass the blessings along. Contact Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at 319-217-0526 or

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What Trump could learn from Alexander Hamilton By now you’ve probably heard that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by fellow theater-goers at a performance of the musical Hamilton, an unlikely hip-hop sensation that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and other founding fathers. Then, at the end of the show, the cast respectfully addressed Pence and asked him to protect the rights of all Americans — in all their diversity. Donald Trump immediately demanded that the cast of Hamilton  apologize to Pence. Twitter responded with the hashtag #NameAPenceMusical, offering up suggestions such as “Oklahomophobia!” and “Rent: But Not to Those People.” To be fair, the latter belongs less to Pence than to Trump and his father, who faced numerous accusations of racial bias in their real estate business. Some Trump supporters used the incident to make a point of their own. Among them, one noted that Hamilton was the creator of the Electoral College, the system that gave Trump the presidency even though he lost the popular vote by a significant margin. If Trump supporters are interested in using this moment to discuss Hamilton’s role in history, I think it’s a fine idea. Hamilton is one of the most influential interpreters of our Constitution, as well as one of its authors. And here’s what we can learn from him. First, Hamilton wanted a strong central government. He advocated taxation. He took these positions for practical rea-

Another View Jill Richardson sons, not because he was a flaming liberal. Hamilton was George Washington’s “right hand man” (to quote the musical) during the Revolutionary War. He saw the problems our army had due to lack of funds and a weak central government and wanted to prevent such problems going forward. Second, Hamilton was the original opponent of the “strict constructionist” view of the Constitution. Strict constructionism is what Trump claims to look for in a Supreme Court appointee. It’s a doctrine that insists that we must only interpret the words of the Constitution literally, as they were written in the 18th century, and make no room for interpretation. Hamilton, who was in the room where the document was written, thought otherwise. Third, Hamilton saw the importance of establishing the U.S. banking system with strong credit. At our nation’s founding, we were mired in debt and our credit was worthless. He saw the need to turn that around, and turn it around he did. It’s not going out on a limb to guess that Hamilton wouldn’t like how modern-day Republicans play chicken with our nation’s credit rating every time we need to raise the debt ceiling.

Fourth, for his time, Hamilton had relatively progressive views on race relations. He opposed slavery, and thought blacks were as intelligent as whites — a view that many of our other founding fathers sadly didn’t share. Fifth, unlike the president-elect, Hamilton never used his position in government to enrich himself. He prided himself on his squeaky clean ethics and honesty and, when questioned, encouraged his enemies to investigate him as much as they liked. That’s in contrast to Trump, who’s positioning himself to make a fortune off his newfound power by keeping his business empire within the family while he serves as president (and who just had to settle a fraud case against his Trump University for $25 million). Sixth, Hamilton’s name was sullied in his lifetime by false accusations of everything from wanting to turn the U.S. into a monarchy to enriching himself from his government job. I can’t help but see a similarity to Hillary Clinton, who’s been accused of every crime in the book. Hamilton’s story shows that widespread allegations don’t equate to guilt. In the end, he was innocent of almost everything. Instead of an apology, I hope the cast of Hamilton gives Pence something else — like an encore performance. Columnist Jill Richardson is the author of “Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It.”

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Keeping the lights shining bright Submitted Photo FNNB Bank recently made a donation of $500 to the Jasper C o u n t y Courthouse Lighting F u n d . Pictured are from left, Rob Kahn, Vice President of FNNB Bank, and Steve K n i g h t , Chairman for the Courthouse Lighting Fund.

NFD to host Bantell completes 1,000 retirement Books Before Kindergarten celebration Friday Newton Daily News Newton Fire Department has announced the upcoming retirement of Newton firefighter/EMT paramedic Tom Richmond. Richmond has served for more than 23 years. A retirement celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Newton Fire Department, 410 S. Second Ave. W. in Newton. For more information, call 641-792-3347.

Submitted Photo Dante Bantell recently completed the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Newton Public Library. The 1,000 Books program is ongoing, parents may sign up children as young as newborn. The program encourages parents to make daily reading with their child a habit.  Children receive a sticker for each 100 books, a book at 500 and at 1,000 a bag of items for kindergarten readiness. Parents may use the 1,000 Books App to record books, or keep track in a book log from the library.

Newton Public Library hosts JCARL Donation Drive through December The Newton Public Library is collecting supplies for the Jasper County Animal Rescue League during the

month of December. Donations will be accepted beginning Thursday through Dec. 20, during library open

hours. Items being collected include: dog and cat food, cat litter, toys, rawhide chews and collars.

For more information, contact Becca Klein, Public Services Librarian at 641-7924108.

Four state scratch games end Feb. 28 Deadline established to claim prizes Newton Daily News As part of its standard procedures, the Iowa Lottery is officially ending sales in four of

its instant-scratch games and has established the deadline by which players must claim prizes in them. The lottery has announced the end date for the following scratch games: “Electric 8s,” “Pocket Change,” “Triple Win” and “Super Crossword” (Game #842). Players have until the close of business on Feb. 28 to claim prizes in them.

Players may visit an Iowa Lottery retailer or one of the lottery’s offices in Clive, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Mason City and Storm Lake to claim scratch-game prizes. The lottery replaces ending games with new games throughout the year. A complete list of all current games can be found on the lottery website at www.

Visit us online at The St. Nick’s Christmas Club adoption book will be available at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. 4th St. N., Newton this Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10 am-2 pm and at the Newton Daily News main office, 200 1st Ave. E., Newton, IA Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm Through December 9th Questions? Call the Ho-Ho-Hotline 641-275-0228

The Dental Practice is Hosting their 5th Annual Holiday Food Drive. All non-perishable food items welcome! The food bank will value the donation and Dr. Rabedeaux will match the value of the collected items with a cash donation.

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• Camille Rae will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 111, in Newton. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Penny Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Jasper County Senior Citizens Center, 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton. • NCT presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Newton Community Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. For reservations, call the box office at 641-792-1230. • Kellogg Lions Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at Cabin at the Park in Kellogg. Menu includes sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice. A freewill donation with proceeds going to East Jasper County Food Pantry. • Newton Parks and Recreation will host a 30Acre Park Work Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the park on South 13th Avenue East near Community Heights Alliance Church. Volunteers should plan to meet at the east parking lot. The Park Board has set a goal of developing 30-Acre Park for mountain biking, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities. At this event, volunteers will be cutting brush, picking up trash and completing other small projects. • Down Home Christmas will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kellogg Historical Museum. For more information, call the Kellogg Museum at 641-526-3430. • Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton. • Dollars for Scholars Holiday Tour of Homes will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets may be picked up at any of the five homes on the tour. For a list of homes, see page 10 in Thursdays’ Newton Daily News. • 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. • Holiday Vendor Fair and Craft Show from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Elks Lodge, 111 E. Second St. S. in Newton. For more information, call 641-792-4118. • Colfax Country Christmas will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Colfax. For additional information about Country Christmas visit the Colfax Main Street Facebook page or contact Main Street Program Director Rebecca Evans at 515-674-9071. • NCT presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Newton Community Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. For reservations, call the box office at 641-7921230.

Lottery Wednesday Midday Pick 3: 3 8 8 Pick 4: 8 9 1 1 All or Nothing Game: 2 5 7 8 10 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 Wednesday Evening Powerball: 3 14 18 25 45 PB: 7 PP: 2 Hot Lotto: 1 6 23 32 34 HB: 2 Sizzler: 3 Pick 3: 9 8 3 Pick 4: 5 1 5 5 All or Nothing Game: 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 12 18 19 23 24

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FAMILY CIRCUS | Thursday | Dec. 1, 2016

Wife’s job at the gym has husband in a sweat

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for almost 11 years and have three children. About four years ago my wife cheated on me and left. After a six-week split, we decided we wanted to work things out. Everything was great — until recently, when she got a job working at a busy gym. Several of the guys from the gym have added her on Facebook and send her messages. They like all her posts and pictures. I work out there and when I go in, I see her laughing and joking with them. This has all started to bring me flashbacks to when she cheated. I tried talking to her about how I feel, but she just says they are my insecurity issues and I need to deal with them. At this point, I’m contemplating divorce so I won’t go through the same pain I went through last time. I check her Facebook page constantly to see if she has added any new guys and see what comments they are leaving. I know it’s not healthy, and it makes me constantly depressed. My wife has no interest in marriage counseling, but tells me I should seek professional help for my issues. Is there any saving this marriage, or is it time to move on? — THREATENED IN TEXAS DEAR THREATENED: Part of your wife’s job is to be friendly to the members of that gym. It doesn’t mean that she’s involved with any of them outside of work. The problem with jealousy and insecurity is that unless they are managed, they tend to feed on each other and grow. While I can’t banish the suspicions from your mind, some sessions with a licensed mental health professional might help you to put them into perspective. It may save your marriage. However, if it doesn’t ease your mind, you can always talk to a lawyer.

DEAR ABBY: I take a maintenance pain pill for arthritis. I count them every other day to make sure that I’m not taking too many. My daughter has been coming to my house a lot lately, and — not every time, but off and on — I’ll count my pills after she leaves, and my count doesn’t match the one from the day before. Sometimes I’m missing almost all of them, but when I talk to my daughter and ask if she took them, she always says she didn’t. If I ask nicely, “Are you sure?” she accuses me of calling her a liar. I know she’s taking them, but I don’t know what to do about her lying to me about it. I really need the pills for myself. The doctor prescribes them only once a month, and I know I’m going to run out. What should I do? I don’t want to hurt my daughter’s feelings, but she needs to stop taking my pills. — IN PAIN IN KANSAS DEAR IN PAIN: Your daughter may have become addicted to your pain medication or be selling them to people who are. It’s time to start keeping your pills under lock and key. Once you do, your daughter may be forced to come clean about the lying — or you may find you’re seeing a lot less of her than you presently do.







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Information board director quits to take Senate post DES MOINES — The director of the Iowa Public Information Board has quit so he can become secretary of the Iowa Senate. Charlie Smithson told the board’s nine members in an email last week that his resignation is effective Thursday. The board enforces the state’s open records and open meeting laws and began operation in July 2013. Smithson has been its director since Dec. 1, 2014. Margaret Johnson will be interim director while the board looks for someone to replace Smithson.

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DES MOINES — A woman has been arrested after protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline at the Iowa Utilities Board building in Des Moines and demanding a meeting with the board’s chairwoman. Jessica Reznicek was arrested Wednesday on a trespassing charge after refusing police orders to leave the building. Reznicek and other supporters entered the building around 9 a.m. Wednesday. They want the board to revoke construction permits for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Iowa.

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FORT DODGE — Webster County officials are seeking changes to Iowa’s process for reviewing hog confinement operations, arguing that the current process has few restrictions and almost no local control. The request came after several applications for new hog confinements prompted county supervisors and residents to suggest that animal confinement rules be updated. The rules are in a guide known as the “master matrix.”

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MASON CITY — Plans for a Marriott hotel in downtown Mason City are dead after a developer failed to meet the latest deadline to start construction. San Diego developer Philip Chodur failed to break ground on Wednesday — the last of three deadlines he missed as he tried to secure financing for the project. The Courtyard by Marriott hotel was to be built at what now is a parking lot west of city hall. The hotel was part of a planned $36.2 million downtown development.


Man sentenced to federal prison in child porn case CEDAR RAPIDS — A 46-year-old Marion man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after his conviction in a child pornography case. Bryan King was sentenced Wednesday. There is no parole in the federal prison system. King was convicted in August of one count of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography. —The Associated Press

Autobiography details Newton native’s life Wife pens book ‘Idiot Out Wandering Around’ By Kayla Langmaid Newton Daily News “Idiot out wandering around” is an endearing expression some Iowans use to playfully self-describe their journey through life as they experience their own trials and triumphs. For this story about one Iowa boy, the title couldn’t be more fitting. The author of the autobiography, “Idiot Out Wandering Around,” is Rescola Jenifer Rescola. Jenifer wrote the story as told by her husband, Terry Rescola, who grew up in Newton in the 1950s in a much simpler era. Jenifer said through the course of Terry’s all-American life, he faced many tragedies and unexpected obstacles. Despite her husband’s past heartaches and feelings of abandonment, he brushed off his knees and continued on living. The Rescolas currently reside in California, and after Jenifer married Terry in 2006, she knew her husband’s nonfictional stories of his life were worth sharing. “I’ve always wanted to be a writer my whole life,” Jenifer said. “When I would listen to Terry’s stories, I would say, ‘that happened to you?’” In addition, Jenifer said Terry’s path

was filled with heartbreaking, suspenseful, laughable and unimaginable occurrences that were anything but usual. As a new writer, Jenifer said she would sit down with her husband, who is now 67, and ask him about his life. “We would sit down at the table with a tape recorder, and I would ask him questions,” Jenifer said. “I would say, ‘tell me about when you were in the Army.’” The timeline and the details were all perfectly described by Terry. “I was so impressed by his memory,” she said. In the first two chapters of the book, Jenifer explains Terry’s childhood as picture perfect. Terry was the son of a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Claude L.

Two Wednesday wrecks lead to injuries Women taken to hospitals in separate incidents By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News Two Wednesday traffic accidents in Jasper County led to two women being taken to area hospitals. About 7:30 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of U.S. 65 and highways 330 and 117 near Mingo. A Chevy Silverado pickup was attempting to leave the center of the Highway 330 crossover area, heading north on U.S. 65, when it struck the driver’s side of a Chevy Impala that was southbound on Highway 330. The driver of the Impala, Jill M.



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IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa’s one-year-old wrongful conviction division is getting a new director, following the departure of its first leader this fall. The State Public Defender’s Office told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it has hired Illinois appellate defender Erica Nichols Cook to lead the division, which was formed last year to investigate cases in which Iowa inmates claim they are innocent. Cook, who previously worked for the Illinois Innocence Project, is expected to start

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in December. The hiring comes after the September departure of director Audrey McGinn, who has returned to a job with the California Innocence Project. The division is investigating more than 100 cases, including dozens from the 1980s and 1990s that may involve flawed hair evidence. It has yet to exonerate any inmates — or make any court filings that seek to overturn convictions or obtain new forensic testing. Unlike many of its neighboring states, Iowa has never had an

inmate exonerated due to DNA testing. Defense lawyers hailed the state’s creation of the division last year as a sign that Iowa, which holds more than 8,000 inmates, was taking the possibility of wrongful convictions seriously. McGinn had played a role in freeing and exonerating several inmates in California before taking the Iowa job. First Assistant State Public Defender Kurt Swaim said McGinn left Iowa on good terms and returned to California for personal reasons.

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stumbling around trying to find himself. In chapter three, the book explains the tragic loss and how Terry dealt with his mother becoming an alcoholic. “To this day, my husband can’t read chapter three,” Jenifer said. Terry indulged himself in sports. He became an undefeated wrestler, an undefeated runner on the Cardinal Mile Team, both of which he participated in at Newton Senior High School, and he was a hot dog in Little League. “Terry would come home from playing baseball, go straight to his room and watch TV and hide from her (his mom),” Jenifer said. “His team became undefeated and his mom never even knew he was in baseball.” Jenifer said a series of events begin to spiral throughout the book, like Terry getting married and becoming a father at age 16, going AWOL in the army, accidentally, and single handily challenging five members of a violent motorcycle gang with a gun. “What I want to convey is he has this trusting sense and naivety that he carried through his whole life,” Jenifer said. Terry’s belief to trust others and his boyish sweetness often put him in unforeseen circumstances. “Terry’s story will take you to a faraway island,” she said. “It will touch the lives of many from drummers to military personnel, from bikers to fishermen and from nude beach goers to nurses and sports fans.” “Idiot Out Wandering Around” was published in July and is available on Amazon for purchase.

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Dell, 37, of Collins, was transported to Mercy Hospital by Colfax Ambulance with unknown injuries. Other Jasper County first-responder agencies assisted on scene. The driver of the Silverado, Daryl I. Sywassink, of Muscatine, was uninjured. Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a single-vehicle rollover occurred along Highway 14 south of the Highway F62 intersection. Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty didn’t have many details, other than one woman was taken by a Monroe ambulance to a hospital with unknown injuries.

Rescola. As a young child, Terry lived at a military base on an island halfway between Hawaii and Australia called Kwajalein. When Terry’s sister, Joni, was born in 1952 his family moved to Honolulu and then to Chula Vista, Calif. in 1955. A year later, Terry’s father retired from the Navy and they moved to Newton where Terry’s mother, Imogene May Hildebrand, was born and raised. Terry’s father was perceived as a war hero to many people in Newton as he was a Pearl Harbor survivor. During the attacks he witnessed many of his shipmates die. Claude’s account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was featured in a Newton Daily News article in 1957 — the incident’s 16th anniversary. Terry’s family moved into an apartment, and when Terry was 6, the family of four moved into a two-story house with a white picket fence located at 606 N. Eighth Ave. E. Terry’s childhood in Newton was spent enjoying the great outdoors, riding his bicycle and playing baseball. “I spent a lot of time at Sunset Park playing impromptu baseball with friends and neighborhood kids. Some days I was just by myself wandering and exploring around,” one excerpt from the book reads. Terry would also set up a lemonade stand on his street in the summer. He lived near the Maytag plant, so he would catch many employees as they drove to work. When Terry was 11, his father died, and his world came crashing down. “He adored his father,” Jenifer said. From then on, Jenifer said Terry was

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NHS yearbook earns three awards Newton Daily News

Submitted photo Newton High School’s yearbook staff was recently honored for its 2015-16 Newtonia, which was released in September with the theme “Capture(d).” From the left are editors Paul Maharry, Morgan Allen and Bailey Davis. Not pictured is Savannah Eadens.

When Newton High School Media attended the Iowa High School Press Association Fall Convention in Iowa City on Oct. 27, the staff received three yearbook awards in the Class B division. According to Niki Hively, NHS’s journalism advisor and speech coach, the staff earned three awards for its 2015-16 Newtonia yearbook, which was released in September. The staff took second

place for both the yearbook cover and theme categories. NHS’s theme was “Capture(d).” NHS received an honorable mention certificate for the “Whole Book” category. “This students are really excited about these three awards,” Hively said. “It means we won in categories that require vision, dedication and continuity throughout the entire book and school year — not just doing one photo, page or caption well. These all reflect

the work of the entire staff and dedication to consistency, thoughtfulness and continuity as a whole.” Hively said the key people on last year’s team were the editors: Morgan Allen, Paul Maharry Bailey Davis and Savannah Eadens. Other students involved with the yearbook included Faith Harlow, Joe Busch, Miranda Ervin, Alyssa Williams, Alyssa Carlock, Bailey Wall, Abbey Hunt,  Lindsey Campbell and Emily Hopman.

Basic firearm rules are important for a safe hunt Newton Daily News The first of Iowa’s two shotgun deer seasons opens on Dec. 3, and while optimism for a successful hunt is the primary focus, hunters are encouraged to brush up on safe hunting practices. Basic firearm rules are pretty straight forward: treat every firearm as though it were loaded; always point the muzzle in a safe direction; be sure of your target and what’s beyond it; keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. “Our deer hunting tradition is shared with our friends and our family,” said Megan Wisecup, hunter education administrator for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. “Practicing safe hunting techniques is important to make sure we all get home at the end of the day.” An estimated 125,000 hunters are expected to take to the timber during Iowa’s

two shotgun deer seasons and Wisecup said self inflicted injuries and property damage continue to be prominent. “Those incidents could be avoided by simply following the basic rules of firearm safety and ensuring there is a safe backdrop prior to taking a shot. Hunters need to remember that it is illegal to discharge a firearm within 200 yards of a building inhabited by people or livestock or a feedlot unless the owner or tenant has given their consent. It is also illegal to discharge a shotgun shooting slugs or a pistol or revolver on or over a public roadway,” she said. “Hunters tend to get fixated on their target and when a deer is running, they forget about their surroundings. Look beyond your target and clearly identify the target before taking the shot,” Wisecup said. “You must be certain you have a clear, safe shot. Never point your firearm at anything you do not want to shoot.”

person and where they will be during the hunt. Plan your hunt and hunt your plan. It is critical to communicate with your hunting partners to ensure everyone knows where each other is at all times.” In 2015, there were 6 deer hunting related incidents in Iowa during the two shotgun seasons: five personal injuries and one property damage.

That advice can help to prevent self inflicted wounds as well. Wisecup encouraged hunters to wear plenty of blaze orange and to discuss the hunting plan with everyone in the group. “You want to be seen from all sides in the woods,” she said. “It is also important to discuss the hunting plan that will outline the role for each

Hunting Safety Tips • Treat every firearm as if it were loaded • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction • Be sure of the target and what is beyond it • Keep finger off the trigger until ready to fire • Keep the barrel clear and choose the proper ammunition. Winter Weather Factors • Unload the firearm and open the action when crossing obstacles – if snow and ice is on the ground, the risk of

slipping or falling dramatically increases • Visibility — put the hunt on hold if visibility is poor due to fog and/or snowy conditions • Bundled up — keeping your finger off the trigger and muzzle control are both extremely important as bulky coats and gloves increases chances of an accidental discharge Hunter Visibility • Wear plenty of blaze orange. Hunters want to be seen from all sides in the woods and fields • Discuss the hunting plan with everyone in the group. Outline the role for each person and where they will be throughout the hunt. Plan your hunt and hunt your plan. Communication is critical to ensure everyone knows where each other is at all times. Ultimate Goal • Everyone gets home safely

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Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and killer storms BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apparent tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South. The storms tore through just as firefighters began to get control of wildfires that killed four and wiped out more than 150 homes and businesses around the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In Alabama, the weather system dumped more than 2 inches of rain in areas that had been parched by months of choking drought. High winds damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. Tombstones were even knocked over in the cemetery behind the badly damaged Rosalie Baptist Church, near where three people died in northeastern Alabama. “It looks like the rapture happened up there,” said church member Steve Hall, referring to the end-times belief of many Christians. “Are we thinking the Lord

AP Photo A structure and vehicle are damaged from the wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Tuesday. Rain had begun to fall in some areas, but experts predicted it would not be enough to end the relentless drought that has spread across several Southern states and provided fuel for fires now burning for weeks in states including Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.

is trying to get our attention?” said the pastor, Roger Little. The National Weather Service was assessing damage from multiple possible tornadoes across the region. A twister was confirmed on the ground a few miles from Atlanta on Wednesday, but there

were no immediate damage reports as the vast storm system sent sheets of rain across that city. Three people were killed and one person critically injured in a mobile home after an apparent twister hit tiny Rosalie, about 115 miles northeast

of Birmingham, said Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen. A suspected tornado was responsible for the death of a husband and wife in southern Tennessee’s Polk County, while an unknown number of others were injured, said Tennes-

see Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener. No details were immediately available. Shirley Knight, whose family owns a small propane business in Rosalie, said the storm crashed in on them in the middle of the night. Daybreak revealed mangled sheets of metal, insulation and a ladder hanging in trees. “We had a plaza, a service station and several buildings connected together, and it’s all gone,” said Knight, adding that the storm also destroyed a church and damaged buildings at a nearby Christmas tree farm. The same storm apparently hit a closed day care center in the community of Ider, injuring seven people, including three children who had left their mobile home to seek shelter, said Anthony Clifton, DeKalb County emergency management director. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency because of the storms. Meanwhile, thousands of people were without power, including up to 45,000 homes at one point in Alabama.

Trump’s idea of ‘presidential’ diverges from past presidents WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, that most unconventional of presidential candidates, last spring pledged that he would act perfectly presidential when the time was right. “I will be so presidential that you’ll call me and you’ll say, ‘Donald, you have to stop that, it’s too much,’” he promised during a March television interview. Less than two months from Inauguration Day, there are growing signs that Trump’s idea of what’s presidential may never sync up with past norms — to the delight of some and dismay of others.

The president-elect has kept up his habit of sending unfiltered tweets, directly challenged the First Amendment right to burn the flag and selected a flame-throwing outsider for a top adviser. He’s shown no hesitation to traffic in unsubstantiated rumors, has mixed dealings in business and government, and has flouted diplomatic conventions to make his own suggestion for who should be Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., a job that happens to already be filled. He’s picked numerous fights with individual journalists, disregarded past

practices on press access and dabbled in the name-calling that was commonplace during his candidacy. Trump’s search for Cabinet nominees has played out like a reality TV show, with a number of candidates engaged in unabashed self-promotion while their assets and liabilities are publicly debated by members of the president-elect’s own transition team. (It’s normally a hush-hush process until the unveiling of an appointee). Trump’s tweet that “Fidel Castro is dead!” had none of the diplomatic subtleties normally associat-

ed with such an international development. Is all of this, then, the “new normal” for what to expect from a Trump administration or a reflection of the growing pains associated with any presidential transition? President Barack Obama, who knows a thing or two about making the big leap to the Oval Office, has expressed hope that the weight of the office will ultimately have a sobering effect on Trump, cautioning people against assuming “the worst.”

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NCT’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2:30 p.m. Sunday Newton Community Theatre The American classic tale, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will come to the Newton stage in time for the holiday season. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. For reservations, call the box office at 641792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. and one hour before each performance. | Thursday | Dec. 1, 2016


Down Home Christmas

1 to 5 p.m. Saturday Elks Lodge in Newton Newton Elks Lodge will host a Holiday Vendor Fair and Craft Show from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the lodge, 111 E. Second St. S. in Newton. There will be more than 25 craft tables and vendors at the event. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 641-792-4118.

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11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday Kellogg Historical Museum Every two years, the Kellogg Historical Society presents its annual “Down Home Christmas” gathering. The free event is an open house celebration that includes breakfast, Christmas music, Santa and a fully decorated museum. For more information, call the Kellogg Museum at 641-526-3430.

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4 to 7 p.m. Saturday Downtown Colfax

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday City of Newton Dollars for Scholars is once again bringing you the Holiday Tour of Homes. The cost is $10 per person. Homes on this year’s tour include: 503 W. 12th St. S., 2386 W. 15th St S., 2326 W. 15th St. S., 2408 N. Sixth Ave E. and 1103 N. Fourth Ave. W. The Holiday Tour of Homes is a fundraiser for Dollars for Scholars which gives scholarships to graduating seniors of Newton High School. For more information, contact Lee Swenson at 641-792-2786.

The Colfax annual holiday event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Colfax. County Christmas will kick off as in years past, offering Christmas free carriage rides from Plume Hill Carriage of Newton. For additional information about Country Christmas visit the Colfax Main Street Facebook page or contact Main Street Program Director Rebecca Evans at 515-674-9071.

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Big Ten title game is a clash of styles

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When James Franklin looks at the numbers, he can’t help but wonder how many times his offense will get the ball against Wisconsin. The No. 6 Badgers (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP) have limited opponents all season by setting a methodical pace with a grinding, physical running game. Wisconsin leads the nation in time of possession. “It affects how offenses are because they’re worried about how many possessions they’re going to get, start to change how they call the game as well,” Franklin said Tuesday. “That does have a big effect.” The No. 8 Nittany Lions (10-2, 8-1, No. 7 CFP) take a different approach into Saturday’s Big Ten championship game. Franklin knows his offense doesn’t need much time to rack up points. Penn State’s coach has learned to value explosive plays over all other aspects since offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead installed a new, no-huddle scheme. Just as Wisconsin’s plodding, keepaway strategy has helped the Badgers

post a national best 35:12 per game in possession time, Penn State’s big-play offense has made defense after defense pay. The Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten and are tied for seventh in the country with 80 plays of 20 yards or more. The explosive plays, including 57 through the air, have helped Penn State score just over 36 points per game. Quarterback Trace M c S o r l e y, always willing to give his receivers a chance at a 50-50 ball, has been the trigger-man on many of them. “He makes a lot of plays,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. “Certainly pushing the ball down he field, but it looks to me like he loves playing the game and he competes and has a great energy about him. I liked watching him until this week getting ready to

play him, but looks like a heck of a quarterback.” McSorley has often described Penn State’s offense as up-tempo. That’s accurate in the way the Nittany Lions attack. But their approach is actually much more methodical than possession numbers might indicate and McSorley’s been at the forefront of a patient process. Not only is Penn State making second half adjustments that yield more big plays, McSorley has proved himself as a game-manager. Although the Nittany Lions don’t huddle, they spend a lot of time at the line of scrimmage as McSorley surveys the defense, then looks to the sideline for Moorhead’s signals after he’s had a chance to do the same. The Nittany Lions are using an average of 30 seconds of play clock

between each snap the last two games. “It’s huge there because you have to be able to see the play call and the signals and then relay the information that’s necessary to people that need to know, our offensive line and making sure everyone’s on the same page,” McSorley said. “I think it’s definitely helped the quarterbacks and myself mature.” With so much going on before each snap, the game has slowed down for McSorley. He’s not making the mistakes or misreading coverages like he did at times earlier this season and was nearly perfect after taking time to survey Michigan State’s defensive alignment last week. Then, he completed 12 of 15 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns against the blitz. His incompletions against extra-man pressures were throwaways to avoid sacks and a drop from one of his receivers. “I know huddles are a bad word around here now, but I think quarterbacks always have to be really engaged in running the show,” Franklin said. “I think Trace has done a really, really good job of that.”

Cardinal Student Section Mannequin Challenge

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News The mannequin challenge is the latest craze sweeping the web with videos. Newton High School’s student section joined in with its version during halftime of Tuesday’s boys basketball game between Newton and Boone. It appears the students and others are reacting to a 3-point field goal. Newton High senior Reese Rosenquist and NHS Athletic Director Scott Garvis videoed the mannequin challenge for the students.

Husker AD may be losing sleep T

hree years ago, Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst made a few comments after he fired Bo Pelini that irked Hawkeye fans. Many pundits thought Pelini had possibly saved his job after the Cornhuskers rallied for an overtime win over the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. But Eichorst pulled the plug a few days later, and some of his comments about the decision revolved around the Iowa program. Eichorst was asked during the dismissal press conference if the win over Iowa played a factor in his decision. He admitted that the comeback showed heart, but “in the final analysis, I had to evaluate where Iowa was,” Eichorst said. Two years later, the Hawkeye program is still ahead of the Huskers. And

This & That Troy Hyde right now, it’s not really close. Iowa finished the following regular season with a 12-0 record. That included a 28-20 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. The Hawkeyes made it three out of four this season when they put a beat down on Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium. So, dare I ask Mr. Eichorst, just where is the Iowa program right now? Iowa is not an elite program. It has its moments once in awhile. Last year’s 12-2 season was one of those moments. Long-time coach Kirk Ferentz has led the Hawkeyes to major bowl games and several top 10 finishes. But to be elite like Alabama, Ohio State and others in college football, you have to compete for national championships every year. Nebraska used to be that program. It used to win national titles, and if you know a Nebraska fan, you’re likely already aware of that.

It’s been 15 years since the Cornhuskers had a season where they lost fewer than three games. You can’t win a national title with three losses in any era. On the flip side, since 2001, Iowa has the third best record in the Big Ten Conference trailing only Ohio State and Michigan. In six seasons in the Big Ten Conference, Nebraska has only played for the league title once. If Nebraska wins its bowl game later this season, the 10-3 record would be the best finish since the Huskers joined the league in 2011. Iowa and Nebraska have split the first six games in the latest rivalry series. But the Hawkeyes are in control in recent years, winning three of the last four and two straight at Memorial Stadium. Friday’s 40-10 victory tied the largest margin of victory for an Iowa team over Nebraska in the history of the series. It was just the second time Iowa has beaten a ranked Nebraska team, and the Hawks won at Kinnick Stadium for the first time since 1981. When Nebraska joined the Big Ten Conference, fans of the program

thought it would be easy pickings. Husker fans expected to be in the title game every year. That just hasn’t been the reality. It’s one thing to not beat Ohio State or Michigan. Those two programs are on an elite level right now. But Nebraska is having trouble with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Nebraska is 18-2 in the last 20 games against Minnesota, but the two wins by the Gophers are in the last four seasons. And this year, Nebraska won by just seven at home. The Cornhuskers lost 34 games over two decades in the 1980s and 1990s. They have five national titles. I get it. The history of Nebraska football was elite. The current state of the football program is far from it. The last national title came when I was 17 years old. That was 19 years ago. Like a columnist at the Omaha World-Herald said after Iowa’s win Friday, It’s time for the Huskers to stop living in the past. Maybe Eichorst should re-evaluate his own football team and stop worrying about where other programs are at. Contact Troy Hyde at


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SPORTS CALENDAR Thursday Bowling Marshalltown at Newton, 3 p.m. Wrestling Newton, Albia at Indianola, 5:30 p.m. Colfax-Mingo, Tri-County at Iowa Valley, 6 p.m. Belle Plain, North Mahaska, Pekin at Lynnville-Sully, 6 p.m. Newton 7th/8th at Grinnell, 4:30 p.m. Basketball Pella at Newton 7th girls, 4:30 p.m. Friday Basketball Newton girls at Indianola, JV 4:45 p.m., varsity 6:15 p.m., 9th 7:30 p.m. Newton boys at Indianola, JV 4:45 p.m., 9th 6:15 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m. Saydel at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. CMB at Roland-Story, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. HLV at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. North Mahaska at Lynnville-Sully, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Saturday Wrestling Newton Invitational, 10 a.m. PCM at Dallas Center-Grimes Invitational, 10 a.m. CMB at Bondurant-Farrar, TBD Colfax-Mingo at WoodwardGranger Invitational, 9 a.m. Lynnville-Sully at Montezuma Invitational, 10 a.m. Boys’ Swimming NCMP Invitational, 10 a.m. Basketball CMB at Colfax-Mingo, girls 2 p.m., boys 3:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at EddyvilleBlakesburg-Fremont, girls 4 p.m., boys 6 p.m. Monday Basketball PCM at Pella Christian, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Oskaloosa at Newton 8th boys, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th boys at Oskaloosa, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Boys’ Swimming Des Moines East at NCMP, 5:30 p.m. Basketball Nevada at Newton boys, 9th 4:45 p.m., JV 6:15 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m. PCM at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Colfax-Mingo at Montezuma, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Boone at Newton 8th girls, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th girls at Boone, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling Bondurant-Farrer, Pleasantville, Sigourney-Keota at PCM, 6 p.m. Newton 7th/8th at Pella, 4:30 p.m.

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Submitted Photo Four Newton boys are on the 2016 Team Iowa 7th Grade football team, which plays in the Hall of Fame Classic this weekend in Canton, Ohio.

Newton boys, coach on Team Iowa football team By Jocelyn Sheets Newton Daily News Four Newton youth football players and one coach are traveling to Canton, Ohio, this weekend as members of the Team Iowa seventh-grade football squad. The team plays in the Hall of Fame Classic

against teams from Missouri, Colorado and Texas. Zayvier Arguello, Austin Brady, Evan Grimm and Reese Hammons will be playing for Team Iowa. Ryan Arguello, who was an assistant football coach for Newton High School this fall, is coaching Team Iowa.

Zayvier Arguello plays quarterback and running back. Brady and Grimm are defensive tackles. Hammons is a wide receiver. The four were chosen out of 155 players who came to team tryouts in the spring, summer and fall, according to Coach Arguello.

“The players will have an opportunity to tour the NFL Hall of Fame and have a training session with some of the Hall of Fame players,” Coach Arguello said. Contact Jocelyn Sheets at 641-792-3121 ext. 6535 or

NCMP boys swimming meet results are out Newton Daily News NCMP’s boys split their home opening double dual swim meet Tuesday at the Newton YMCA. Des Moines Lincoln defeated NCMP and Oskaloosa while NCMP beat Oskaloosa. NCMP won two relay races — 200-meter medley and the 400 freestyle. The NCMP boys claimed wins in three individual races — 200 individual medley, 400 freestyle and

50 freestyle. The NCMP junior varsity swimmers notched wins in the 200 medley relay and the 50 freestyle. Here are the final NCMP results from the meet: Varsity NCMP 68, Oskaloosa 25 Des Moines Lincoln 76, Oskaloosa 18 Des Moines Lincoln 56, NCMP 38 200-m medley relay — 1. NCMP (Jacob Nedder, Carter Briggs, Caleb Gaylor, Clay Trotter), 2:0015, 3. NCMP (Clay Meyer, Paul Maharry, Mason Lee, Logan Heisdorfer), 2:13.53. 200-m freestyle — 3. Adam Hunter, 2:19.12,

6. Deklan Lewis, 2:34.11 200-m IM — 1. Gaylor, 2:28.56, 4. Briggs, 2:42.92. 50-m freestyle — 1. Trotter, 27.09, 4. Maharry, 29.59. 100-m butterfly — 4. Lewis, 1:24.86. 100-m freestyle — 3. Nedder, 1:03.70, 4. Heisdorffer, 1:03.99. 400-m freestyle — 1. Gaylor, 4:30.01, 4. Hunter, 5:02.36. 200-m freestyle relay — 2. NCMP (Trotter, Maharry, Lee, Heisdorffer), 1:51.33, 5. NCMP (Briggs, Lewis, Isaak Miller, Hunter), 2:06.08. 100-m backstroke — 2. Nedder, 1:13.27, 5. Meyer, 1:25.55. 100-m breaststroke — 2. Briggs, 1:19.09, 4. Maharry, 1:22.77s 400-m freestyle relay — 1. NCMP (Trotter, Heisdorffer, Nedder, Gaylor), 4:10.58, 5. NCMP

(Lee, Lewis, Mayer, Hunter), 4:36.93. Jr. Varsity 200-m medley relay — 1. NCMP (Parker Sherwood, Grant Hamand, Miller, Spencer Elbert), 2:52.60. 200-m freestyle — 3. Logan Zaabel, 3:13.41. 200-m IM — 2. Miller, 3:16.48, 3. Sherwood, 4:22.78. 50-m freestyle — 1. Meyer, 30.82, 3. Elbert 42.98. 100-m freestyle — 3. Zaabel, 1:22.10, 4. Hamand, 1:26.54. 200-m freestyle relay — 3. NCMP (Hamand, Elbert, Joe Busch, Zaabel), 2:32.75. 100-m backstroke — 3. Sherwood, 1:54.17 100-m breaststroke — 3. Miller, 1:39.95, 4. Hamand, 1:47.01. 400-m freestyle relay — 3. NCMP (Sherwood, Elbert, Busch, Zaabel), 6:23.18.

Big 12 has three games left, will leave one bowl spot unfilled By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press The winner of the Big 12 Conference’s de facto championship game will get a sweet prize indeed. While Oklahoma or Oklahoma State will be headed to the Sugar Bowl, the Big 12 overall won’t have enough eligible teams to fill its seven guaranteed bowl spots. Six Big 12 teams still have their regular-season finales to play Saturday, including the Bedlam rivalry game that will determine the conference champ. All of those teams already have six wins (or more) needed for bowl eligibility. But none of the four teams that ended last weekend, including Texas and Texas Tech at 5-7, have winning records. Seventh-ranked Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0 Big 12) and 11thranked Oklahoma State (9-2, 7-1) are both without a loss since September. In the other Big 12 regular-season finales, 14th-ranked West Virginia (92, 6-2) hosts Baylor (6-5, 3-5); and TCU (6-5, 4-4) is home against Kansas State (7-4, 5-3). “I think our people would be fired up about the opportunity to be in a New Year’s Day bowl,” coach Mike Gundy said Monday about the possibility of returning to the Sugar Bowl, where the Cowboys lost 48-20 last January. “We had a great experience. We didn’t play as well as we

wanted to,” he said. “We were not a very healthy football team at that time and played a really, really good Ole Miss team.” Oklahoma beat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl three seasons ago, but last year was in the four-team playoff. The Sooners, with eight wins in a row since losing two non-conference games, were eighth in the CFP ranking last week. “You always want to have a chance at the national championship and the playoffs, but it doesn’t work every year,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said during the Big 12 coaches teleconference. “You do the best you can.” A new CFP ranking comes out Tuesday night, but the Sooners were already behind undefeated Alabama and oneloss Ohio State, which beat Oklahoma in September. The defending national champion Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes, even without going to the Big Ten title game, appear to

be locked into playoff spots. The winner of the Big Ten championship game — Wisconsin or Penn State — will have two losses, but both were also ahead of the Sooners. So were the potential ACC and Pac-12 champions. With the Big 12 champion headed to the Sugar Bowl, or the runner-up if the champion somehow gets into the playoff, these are the league’s other bowl spots to be filled: The Alamo Bowl (vs. Pac12) gets the second pick from Big 12 teams, followed by the Russell Athletic Bowl (vs. ACC), the Texas Bowl (vs. SEC), the Liberty Bowl (vs. SEC) and the Cactus Bowl (vs. Pac-12). That would leave the Armed Forces Bowl, with the smallest payout, without a Big 12 team for its game in TCU’s home stadium. Some other notes from the final Big 12 coaches teleconference of the season: Unselfish Mountaineers West Virginia coach Dana

Holgorsen has often talked about how unselfish his team is this season. The latest example is freshman running back Martell Pettaway, who had his redshirt pulled in the 11th game because of injuries, then ran 30 times for 180 yards and a touchdown. “We had no choice,” Holgorsen said. “If he was a selfish guy, he wouldn’t have been on board with that. ... He took advantage of his opportunity.” Not Everybody Only the six coaches with games left took part in Monday’s call. The leadoff spot held the past three seasons by Texas coach Charlie Strong, who was fired and replaced by Tom Herman, was silent, as were the usual slots for David Beaty of Kansas (2-10), Matt Campbell of Iowa State (3-9) and Kliff Kingsbury of Texas Tech (5-7). Coming Back TCU, which got bowl eligible with its 31-9 win at Texas, also had two double-overtime losses and lost at home to Big 12-leading Oklahoma by six points. Coach Gary Patterson said many players will be back next year, along with some that missed this season with injuries. “We’re going to see how much this group grows up,” he said. Like The Mullett “Heck, it’s grown on me through the season. Maybe I wasn’t such a fan early on, but I’ve come to really like it,” Stoops said, chuckling, about Gundy’s mullet haircut.

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IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF ENDER LEE OCASIO PROBATE NO. GCPR036944 ORIGINAL NOTICE Date Petition Filed: 11-14-16 TO THE NATURAL PARENTS OF THE ABOVE WARD: You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of the clerk of this court naming you as the natural mother and natural father of the Ward in this action, which petition prays for Guardianship of the Ward. The name and address of the attorney for the Ward and proposed Guardian is Lucas W. Otto, PLLC, 123 W. 2nd St. N., Newton, IA, 50208. The attorney's phone number is 641-792-7000; facsimile number: 641-792-7001. You must serve a motion, answer or consent on or before the 5th day of January, 2017, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Hearing is currently set for January 10, 2017, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Hearing is currently set for January 10, 2017 If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at (515) 286-3394. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) CLERK OF COURT Jasper County Courthouse Newton, IA 50208 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. December 1,8 & 15 November 8, 2016 Tuesday, November 8, 2016 the Jasper County Board of Supervisors met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Supervisors Carpenter and Stevenson present and accounted for; Chairman Stevenson presiding. Thunder Nights President, Bob O'Brien requested use of the courthouse lawn for Thunder Nights the 2nd Friday of the month, May - September, 2017. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to approve the use of the courthouse lawn for Thunder Nights the 2nd Friday of the month, May - September, 2017. STEVENSON, CARYEA: PENTER Board of Health Administrator, Becky Pryor asked the Board approve a hiring resolution for a PRN Nurse in the Public Health Department. Motion by Stevenson, seconded by Carpenter to adopt Resolution 16-79, a hiring resolution certifying the following appointment to the Auditor for payroll implementation: DEPARTMENT Jasper County Public Health POSITION PRN Nurse EMPLOYEE Jean Ferguson PAY RATE $25.00 RANGE/STEP Standard Rate EFFECTIVE DATE 11/09/16 YEA: CARPENTER, STEVENSON A complete copy of the resolution is on file in the Office of the Jasper County Auditor. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to approve Board of Supervisors minutes for 11/1/2016. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER There were no Board appointments. Motion by Carpenter, seconded by Stevenson to adjourn the Tuesday, November 8, 2016 meeting of the Jasper County Board of Supervisors. YEA: STEVENSON, CARPENTER Melissa Hartgers, Deputy Auditor Denny Stevenson, Chairman December 1


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1950'S VINTAGE Vanity Suitcase $25. 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 $6. Jacksonville Jaguars Headrest covers $15. 515-313-7803. 3 BF Goodrich Rugged Terrian 26570R17, ½ tread $150/ Call after 2:30 pm. 792-1436. 3 DIFFERENT types of electric room heaters, all work well $15. each. Men's & women's winter coats & jackets, all good condition & low price. 641-831-4668. 4 TIRES on racing rims, new 205-R75-15 $400., 456 gear 28 spline or trade 389 gear 28 spline $250., fuel cell 22 gallon $75., quick steer gear box 3 turn lock to lock $200., 355 motor out of Hobby Stock motor to manual tranny $1,000. 1-641-521-1212. 4' ARTIFICIAL Christmas tree with lights $20. 641831-4668. ANTIQUE 1930'S oak 3 section lawyer bookcase w/side up glass front49”tall x 34”wide x 11 1/2” D $425., 47 piece Royal Duchess China Bauaria Germany “Mountain Bell” pattern $45., 10” Party Lite candle ring, new in box $10., 1977 limited edition Lonney Tunes ornaments, in original boxes $2. each or 9 @ $10. 641-275-7600. 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. BRIDGESTONE STUDLESS snow tires & rims17” rims, 235 x 55, 99T $1000. firm. 792-1429. CAST IRON, stand alone, wood burning fireplace, used very little, in good condition $100. Please call 515-577-3265. CHAINLINK FENCE 42”x app. 100', includes gate and top rail $100. or OBO. 641-417-9815. CLASSIC COLLECTOR'S series Christmas ornament of Jasper County Courthouse, Newton, Iowa 1985 $10. 641-526-8842. ELECTIC ORGAN, Baldwin, model 56R, with bench, walnut, original owner, excellent condition, $225.00,OBO, 641-7921848. FIREWOOD, SPLIT and ready to burn. Delivered in Jasper County and surronding areas. 641-4170195. GREY RETRO Chrome kitchen table with 4 padded turquoise chrome chairs, good condition. $50. 515661-3774. HEAD (BRAND) Downhill skis 170cm with Tyrolia clamping. Blizzard (brand) Downhill skis 165cm with Tyrolia clamping. Solomon ski boots- ladies, size 7, Solomon ski boots- mens, size 9. Entire pkg. $800.00. 641-787-0004. LIGHT DUTY 2 wheel trailer frame, 2” ball hitch springs and shocks, 4.80-8 tires built for (6'x8') box (No Box) $100., Set of snow tires, white walls studded, p235/75 R15, steel belted raditor, ½ tread or better $65. Prairie City. 515-994-2221. OAK TV entertainment center, like new, 55 1/2W – 170- 33H. $25. 792-7107. REMINGTON 870 express mag 12 ga. Combo, 28” bird barrel and rifle sighted slug barrel, 2 ¾” or 3” shells. $325. 641-5213011. SEVERAL GROUPS craft items, consists of embroidery hoops, yarn, latch hook kit, cross stitch kits, yarn, plastic canvas, buttons, material - $5 - $10. 6 pair gloves/ mittens, 10 stocking hats, 4 scarves $10., 30” standup elf $8., 12” glass chicken decanter $10., 5 pair S&P shakers $5. 792-8017.





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 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

1998 HITCHHIKER “Premier” 5th wheel camper, 35.6ft, 3 slides, new tires, very nice, $15,000 OBO 515-201-8951 or 515-2018792 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

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 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


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.

2015 HONDA Civic EXL 17,464 miles Gray with Leather Interior Touch Screen Navigation & Power Sunroof Asking $14,900/OBO Please call 641-792-5660

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

2014 GMC Sierra, 4WD, 32,xxx miles, good condition. $25,000 641-8402181 after 11am. DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332 2011 FORD Ranger, 24k miles, extended cab, 2WD. Call for more information. 641-792-0860


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR RN’S AND LPN’S IN NEWTON! Nurse Force has immediate openings for FT and PT with private duty pediatric home care case in Newton. Shifts are 10 hours a day. Pleasant home environment. Benefits for FT employees. Competitive wages. Apply on-line at or at our office:

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110 N 5th Ave W

Ph. 641-227-3655 Ames, IA • Baxter, IA

Newton, IA 50208

SERVICE TECHNICIANS • Are you mechanically inclined and an excellent trouble shooter? • Do you bring a safety mind-set and customer focus to all you do? • Are you experienced in HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanic, Construction, Transportation or any other related field?

We are currently accepting applications for employees who enjoy interacting and caring for seniors in a Christian based environment

Yes? Then let’s talk!! AmeriGas Propane is the nation’s largest propane distributor, serving over two million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and motor fuel propane customers in all 50 states. Founded in 1959, AmeriGas is listed on the New York stock exchange [NYSE: APU]. For more information visit our website at We offer, excellent health benefits, 401(K) with company match, paid time off including company holidays, bonus potential, annual performance review, uniforms, propane discount, local territory, career advancement, tuition reimbursement and $1,000 Sign on Bonus!

Job Summary: With a commitment to safety, the AmeriGas Service Technician installs, maintains, and services all customer and company propane installations and equipment while providing excellent customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Complete field repairs of tank valves and seals; finds and repairs leaks at customer sites • Installs and services customer and company equipment • Performs all daily functions in a safe manner. May help cover routes when vacant. • Maintains excellent customer relations by providing courteous, professional and timely service • Drives a service truck with a crane and boom attached to deliver, install, and remove tanks of various sizes at customer locations

FT CNA 10pm-6am shift (sign on bonus) FT Care Attendant 2pm-10pm PT Cook PT Dietary Aide Consider joining a great team as we continue our mission of commitment to compassion, excellence and innovation! We offer a competitive wage and complete benefit package. Apply online or send resume to:

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JELD-WEN is hiring Production Employees!

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OUR EMPLOYEES ENJOY: • Medical & perscription benefits • Competitive Wages • Paid Holidays • Propane Discount • Paid Training • Credit Union • Uniforms • Annual performance rating • $1,000 Sign on Bonus


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Maintenance Technician Jeld-Wen Door Division/Grinnell is now accepting applications for a self-motivated individual for a Maintenance Technician position on day shift, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Must be willing to work overtime when required including Saturday. Responsibilities include but not limited to: • Performing preventative Maintenance • Repairing Machinery • Troubleshooting Machinery • Small fabrication projects • Light grounds work • Small tool repair • Participate in group projects Requirements includes: • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Two year technical degree preferred. • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, general building wiring, electric motors, lubrication, PLCs, control systems, paint systems, TPM and lean manufacturing is preferred. • Working at elevation is sometimes required. If Interested please apply in person between

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The Dental Practice is ready to add to our amazing team. We are in search of a Business Assistant We are seeking applicants with a positive attitude, results oriented and who work for the greater good.




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


Due to recent growth Aureon Contact Center has immediate openings for

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RN or LPN 12 Hour Shifts FT - 6:00pm to 6:00am PT - 6:00pm to 6:00am PT - 6:00am to 6:00pm

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QHC Mitchellville, LLC is recruiting full-time Certified Nursing Aides for all shifts. We are excited to announce new CNA wages! New starting wage is $13.00 hours with sliding scale for years of experience and we offer a sign on bonus.

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As a Certified Nursing Aide in our facility, you may be eligible for the following benefits: • Pay based on years of C.N.A. experience • Sign On Bonus • PTO available after 90 days of employment • 2 Uniforms provided per year full time and part time staff • Health Insurance for full time staff- Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance

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Chiefs’ Kelce moves up to top spot at tight end QUARTERBACKS

If Mariota is your starter, Kaepernick, or even Barkley, could be oneweek option. 1. Drew Brees, Saints (vs Lions) 2. Tom Brady, Patriots (vs Rams) 3. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (vs Giants) 4. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs Texans) 5. Matt Ryan, Falcons (vs Chiefs) 6. Matthew Stafford, Lions (at Saints) 7. Andrew Luck*, Colts (at Jets) 8. Eli Manning, Giants (at Steelers) 9. Philip Rivers, Chargers (vs Bucs) 10. Derek Carr*, Raiders (vs Bills) 11. Kirk Cousins, Washington (at Cardinals) 12. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers (at Bears) 13. Jameis Winston, Bucs (at Chargers) 14. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (at Vikings) 15. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (vs Panthers) 16. Cam Newton, Panthers (at Seahawks) 17. Carson Palmer, Cardinals (vs Washington) 18. Tyrod Taylor, Bills (at Raiders) 19. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets (vs Colts) 20. Matt Barkley, Bears (vs 49ers)


Tough matchup for Ajayi. Howard could have big day if Bears give him enough carries. 1. Le’Veon Bell, Steelers (vs Giants) 2. David Johnson, Cardinals (vs Washington) 3. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (at Vikings) 4. LeSean McCoy, Bills (at Raiders) 5. Melvin Gordon, Chargers (vs Bucs) 6. Jordan Howard, Bears (vs 49ers) 7. Devonta Freeman, Falcons (vs Chiefs) 8. Mark Ingram, Saints (vs Lions) 9. Doug Martin, Bucs (at Chargers) 10. Spencer Ware, Chiefs (at Falcons) 11. Carlos Hyde, 49ers (at Bears) 12. Jay Ajayi, Dolphins (at Ravens) 13. Matt Forte, Jets (vs Colts) 14. Lamar Miller*, Texans (at Packers) 15. LeGarrette Blount, Patriots (vs Rams) 16. Latavius Murray, Raiders (vs Bills) 17. Robert Kelley, Wash (at Cardinals) 18. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks (vs Panthers) 19. Theo Riddick, Lions (at Saints) 20. Todd Gurley, Rams (at Patriots) 21. Rashad Jennings, Giants (at Steelers) 22. Jeremy Hill, Bengals (vs Eagles) 23. Frank Gore, Colts (at Jets) 24. Devontae Booker, Broncos (at Jaguars)


25. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers (at Seahawks) 26. Tevin Coleman, Falcons (vs Chiefs) 27. Tim Hightower, Saints (vs Lions) 28. Darren Sproles*, Eagles (at Bengals) 29. James Starks, Packers (vs Texans) 30. Dion Lewis, Patriots (vs Rams) 31. Chris Ivory*, Jaguars (vs Broncos) 32. Matt Asiata, Vikings (vs Cowboys) 33. Mike Gillislee*, Bills (at Raiders) 34. Terrance West, Ravens (vs Dolphins) 35. Kenneth Dixon, Ravens (vs Dolphins) 36. Rex Burkhead, Bengals (vs Eagles)

23. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins (at Ravens) 24. Jordan Matthews, Eagles (at Bengals) 25. Mike Wallace, Ravens (vs Dolphins) 26. Allen Robinson, Jaguars (vs Broncos) 27. Jamison Crowder, Washington (at Cards) 28. Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers (at Seahawks) 29. Stefon Diggs*, Vikings (vs Cowboys) 30. Donte Moncrief, Colts (at Jets) 31. Steve Smith, Ravens (vs Dolphins) 32. Golden Tate, Lions (at Saints) 33. Marvin Jones, Lions (at Saints) 34. Willie Snead, Saints (vs Lions) 35. Kenny Britt, Rams (at Patriots) 36. Sammy Watkins, Bills (at Raiders)


Brown/Beckham off in Pittsburgh. Packers/Saints play “fantasy roulette” with WRs. 1. Antonio Brown, Steelers (vs Giants) 2. Odell Beckham, Giants (at Steelers) 3. Julio Jones, Falcons (vs Chiefs) 4. Mike Evans, Bucs (at Chargers) 5. T.Y. Hilton, Colts (at Jets) 6. Dez Bryant, Cowboys (at Vikings) 7. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (vs Washington) 8. Jordy Nelson, Packers (vs Texans) 9. Amari Cooper, Raiders (vs Bills) 10. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (vs Panthers) 11. Brandin Cooks, Saints (vs Lions) 12. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos (at Jaguars) 13. Michael Thomas, Saints (vs Lions) 14. Brandon Marshall, Jets (vs Colts) 15. Davante Adams, Packers (vs Texans) 16. Julian Edelman, Patriots (vs Rams) 17. Michael Crabtree, Raiders (vs Bills) 18. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans (at Packers) 19. DeVante Parker*, Dolphins (at Ravens) 20. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos (at Jaguars) 21. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (at Falcons) 22. Tyrell Williams, Chargers (vs Bucs)



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Minnesota 23, Dallas 20

Minnesota 22 , Dallas 19


Kansas City 27, Atlanta 24

Kansas City 24, Atlanta 20

Justin Houston makes a big difference

Chiefs have just a little more pedigree here


New Orleans 34, Detroit 31

New Orleans 41, Detroit 37

Lions ‘D’ isn’t ready for this

Smart money always on Brees in a shootout


New England 34, Los Angeles 16 New England 22, Los Angeles 15 Jared Goff, meet Bill Belichick

Pats have too much class for bungling Rams


Denver 24, Jacksonville 16

Denver 23, Jacksonville 20

What have Jags shown to suggest upset here?

Jags can’t buy a win, Broncos really need it


Green Bay 27, Houston 20

Green Bay 31, Houston 19

Dom Capers will have a plan for Osweiler

Pack good in Philly, Houston lousy last week


Cincinnati 17, Philadelphia 16

Philadelphia 28, Cincinnati 25

Eagles just don’t have horses to help Wentz

Bengals may be phoning it in at this point


Miami 19, Baltimore 16

Miami 21, Baltimore 17

Ravens offense showing no signs of life

Some heat coming off those Fish now


San Francisco 27, Chicago 24

Chicago 22, San Francisco 19

Kaepernick too much for depleted Bears ‘D’

I can’t pick against my guys here


Oakland 24, Buffalo 23

Oakland 28, Buffalo 20

Raiders keep hanging on by skin of teeth

Raiders figuring out how good they are now


Pittsburgh 34, N.Y. Giants 24

N.Y. Giants 19, Pittsburgh 17

Time for an offensive explosion in Pitt

Giants come up big in a prove-it game


Arizona 20, Washington 16

Washington 24, Arizona 21

Cards ‘D’ finds its pride at home

Washington just keeps hanging around


San Diego 31, Tampa Bay 30

San Diego 35, Tampa Bay 20

I’m just not buying Bucs ‘D’ yet

I’ll take Rivers over Winston


Seattle 23, Carolina 20

Seattle 17, Carolina 10


Indianapolis 24, N.Y. Jets 23

Indianapolis 12, N.Y. Jets 9

Colts have just enough Luck over aging Jets

Colts hanging on, Jets giving up

Vikes must win, Cowboys playing with house money Vikes last stand, ‘Boys due for a clunker

Seattle at home too much for depleted Panthers Seahawks just don’t lose these at home


A lot depends on injury status of Gronk, Reed, Bennett. V. Davis nice play if no Reed. 1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (at Falcons) 2. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (Panthers) 3. Greg Olsen, Panthers (at Seahawks) 4. Tyler Eifert, Bengals (Eagles) 5. Eric Ebron, Lions (at Saints) 6. Jordan Reed*, Washington (at Cardinals) 7. Rob Gronkowski*, Patriots (Rams) 8. Coby Fleener, Saints (Lions) 9. Cameron Brate, Bucs (at Chargers) 10. Antonio Gates, Chargers (Bucs) 11. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings (Cowboys) 12. Jason Witten, Cowboys (at Vikings) 13. Zach Ertz, Eagles (at Bengals) 14. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans (at Packers) 15. Martellus Bennett*, Patriots (Rams) 16. Vance McDonald, 49ers (at Bears) 17. Jared Cook, Packers (Texans) 18. Lance Kendricks, Rams (at Patriots) 19. Hunter Henry, Chargers (Bucs) 20. Vernon Davis, Wash (at Cards)


PLACEKICKERS 1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots (vs Rams) 2. Matt Bryant, Falcons (vs Chiefs) 3. Justin Tucker, Ravens (vs Dolphins) 4. Dan Bailey, Cowboys (at Vikings) 5. Wil Lutz, Saints (vs Chiefs) 6. Stephen Hauschka, Seahawks (vs Panthers) 7. Adam Vinatieri, Colts (at Jets) 8. Dustin Hopkins, Washington (at Cards) 9. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders (vs Bills) 10. Cairo Santos, Chiefs (at Falcons) 11. Caleb Sturgis, Eagles (at Bengals) 12. Josh Lambo, Chargers (vs Bucs) 13. Chris Boswell, Steelers (vs Giants) 14. Robbie Gould, Giants (at Steelers) 15. Mason Crosby, Packers (vs Texans)

DEFENSE/ SPECIAL TEAMS 1. Patriots (vs Rams) 2. Broncos (at Jaguars) 3. Ravens (vs Dolphins) 4. Seahawks (vs Panthers) 5. Eagles (at Bengals) 6. Chargers (vs Bucs) 7. Cardinals (vs Washington) 8. Dolphins (at Ravens) 9. Packers (vs Texans) 10. Steelers (vs Giants) 11. Raiders (vs Bills) 12. Vikings (vs Cowboys) 13. Cowboys (at Vikings) 14. Chiefs (at Falcons) 15. Falcons (vs Chiefs) *Check injury status

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by Hub Arkush

TONY ROMO’S NEXT STOP, STILL DALLAS Dak Prescott, the stranglehold he’s put on the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback job and what it means for the future of former Cowboys starting QB Tony Romo, is one of the biggest stories in the NFL this season. There is no question Prescott is the starter and Romo his backup for the foreseeable future, and assuming good health, he’ll remain the starter through the end of the season, which most likely will come some time during the playoffs or at the Super Bowl. That has led to a new favorite pastime among NFL Insiders and analysts: trying to predict where Romo will play in 2017. Romo is playing the good soldier now, understanding the situation and doing everything he can to support Prescott while his insides are churning and burning up with the competitive fire to be back on the field. In his uber-classy statement acknowledging the present reality, Romo said as much, that he definitely wanted to start again somewhere before he’s through. The Way We Hear It, that is most likely to happen for him next season right where he is – in Dallas – either due to an injury to Prescott or a dropoff in his play. While others conject about theories that send him to Denver, Houston, Chicago, the Jets or elsewhere based on the belief that Dallas owner Jerry Jones has such respect and fondness for him he will make whatever outcome Romo wants possible, we’re hearing that when Jones talks about Romo playing five more years in Dallas – which he has – and leading the Cowboys to the Super Bowl, it’s because that’s exactly what he wants and expects to happen. Even though Romo’s base salary drops to $14.5 million in 2017 to be supplemented by a couple of million dollars in roster bonuses, Romo will count almost $25 million against the cap next year as a Cowboy, and just over $20 million against the Cowboys’ cap even if he’s no longer with the team. We’re hearing Jones will be loathe to take a $20 million cap hit for a player he doesn’t have, particularly when it would leave him in need of a backup quarterback with thirdstringer Mark Sanchez a free agent after this season. Who is he going to get that will be close to Romo? What makes things even more interesting is Prescott, in the second year of a fourth-

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round draft choice contract, will have a base salary of just $540,000. When you combine the salaries due Romo and Prescott for 2017, the $15.04 million base is less than any starting quarterback in the league not playing on a rookie contract except for Ryan Fitzpatrick. The next question becomes, even if Jones doesn’t want to deal Romo, what kind of haul would he be giving up by keeping Romo? Yes, the Eagles got first- and third-round picks for 29-year-old Sam Bradford. The Packers got a third-round draft choice for a then-39-year-old Brett Favre when they traded him to the Jets in 2008, but Favre had never missed a game. Romo will turn 37 the week before the 2017 draft having not played a game this season, at least eight of them lost to injury, and he played just four games in 2015 due to injury. While guesses about his trade value are all over the board according to NFL people we’ve talked to, the consensus seems to be a conditional pick that lands somewhere between the third and sixth round. Finally, there is the issue of whether Romo wants to play for various teams that might be willing to deal for him. Everything we’re hearing is that Romo is most likely to remain a Cowboy next year, and with everything we know about life at quarterback in the NFL, it is also most likely he has yet to take his final snap for Jones.

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