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Newton man arrested for possession of meth, pipe bombs near Emerson Hough By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor


A Newton man was arrested on several felony charges, including possession of what are believed to be two pipe bombs, following a routine traffic stop Monday night. Lt. Wayne Winchell of the Newton Police Department said a NPD officer made a traf-


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fic stop in the 500 block of East Eighth Street North at 5:43 p.m. The location of the stop was adjacent to Newton Community School District’s Emerson Hough facility. The driver of the vehicle, Arthur Wolcott, 51, lived only a few blocks away. He was discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine and was taken into custody on the seri-

ous misdemeanor offense. “While performing a vehicle inventory prior to towing the vehicle, two devices believed to be pipe bombs were located in the trunk,” Winchell said. “A perimeter was set up and a Code Red call was made to notify residents in the area.” WOLCOTT See Page 5A

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Newton woman celebrates 100 years By Kate Malott Daily News Staff Writer In 1913, Woodrow Wilson became president, New York’s Grand Central Station opened as the world’s largest train station, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg took place and the Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line. And it was also 100 years ago today that Newton resident Ruth Adams was born. Ruth was born on Dec. 17, 1913, and grew up on a farm south of Kellogg with her parents and siblings. Her friends and family describe her as smart, aware and artistic. She likes to do

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Submitted Photo Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darrell Sarmento and City of Newton Planning & Zoning Director Erin Chambers delivered Newton’s application for the Main Street Iowa program Thursday, Dec. 12, to Darlene Strachan at the Iowa Economic Development Authority Office in Des Moines. The Newton Main Street Application Committee raised $88,400 in donations and in-kind assistance — more than its $80,000 goal — as part of the application process; the application itself was delivered a day ahead of the Dec. 13 deadline in a 2-inch three-ring binder.

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School board debates early retirement By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer


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While April 1 is usually considered a day for jokes, it will indeed be a very serious day for the future of the Newton Community School District. On Monday, the Newton school board voted to hold the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy election on April 1. PPEL funds are used by school districts to improve facilities and are levied through a special tax that must go before voters every 10 years. The board chose April 1, in case the initial election failed, and it would

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allow the district enough time to get the measure on the ballot again, while still maintaining the 90-day waiting period between when districts can call for special elections. If voters chose not to renew PPEL during the April 1 election, other potential dates are Sept. 9, 2014; Feb. 3, 2015; and June 23, 2015. PPEL funds were used to make upgrades to H.A. Lynn Stadium during the summer and a number of other projects in the district. PPEL See Page 5A

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questioning how the district would disburse the buyout packages to qualified employees who chose to retire early. Perrenoud is retired from the district and pointed out he had to get another job to afford his health care coverage, while his wife, who retired elsewhere, remains fully covered.

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Senior High School due to an incident outside of Emerson Hough, during a discussion on offering early-retirement to district employees. “Because people felt they were never entitled to pay for their health insurance when they retired, and we can’t go broke,” Clark finished saying. Clark made his remark to board member Bill Perrenoud, who was


On Monday, the Newton City Council honored 12-year councilor Dennis Julius. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to have served the community of Newton for these many years,” Julius said.

“I think, to move forward, the biggest challenge for the council will be to keep the tax levy rates as low as possible, but yet keeping in mind that it takes taxes to provide all the services that the city does need to provide for them and that sometimes get lost with the

public just saying keep my taxes low.” Julius is confident the 2014 Newton City Council can keep pressing the issues he advocated for during his time of serving on council. COUNCIL See Page 5A

Submitted Photo Newton Health Care Center resident Ruth Adams turns 100 years old today and will be celebrating with family. Ruth requested a pizza party with her loved ones.

Skiff audit report shows 11 percent decrease in net assets By Daily News Staff The accounting firm Seim Johnson LLP released an audit report for Skiff Medical Center in Newton. The report shows the hospital had an 11.1-percent decrease in net assets during the 2012-13 fiscal year that ended June 30. According to the audit report, Skiff ’s revenues totaled $35.3 million, and 8-percent decrease from the previous fiscal year. The hospital received $33.7 million in net patient revenue, $1.2 million in other operating revenue, $134,000 in capital grants and contributions and $223,000 in investment income. The report stated operating expenses for Skiff totaled $38.1 million, a 1.7-percent increase from the previous fiscal year. That amount included $23.3 million for salaries and benefits, $3.6 million for purchased services and professional fees and $11.2 million for medical supplies and other expenses. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the Skiff administration offices, in the Office of the Auditor of State, and on the Auditor of State’s website, http://auditor.

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Christmas Eve services at First Christian Church The First Christian Church, 314 E. Second St. N., will host two special Christmas Eve services. The Travelers’ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. The service is identical to the regular Christmas Eve service and will include special music, carols, open communion and a special candlelight closing. The public is invited. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. Special music in both services will be provided by Revelation FCC, First Christian Choir, The Atonements Chimes, Steve Barnett, First Christian men’s quartet, mixed trio, Kristine Perkins and Tory Church.

Sharing Supper set for Saturday at Kellogg UMC The Kellogg United Methodist Church will host a free Sharing Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, located next to the water tower in Kellogg. The free meal will be served in the fellowship hall, and all are invited to enjoy turkey casserole, corn, dinner roll, apple bars and ice cream. Following supper, a Christmas Candlelight Pageant will bring the Nativity of Jesus to life with music, live characters and more.

Library board to meet The Newton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the library board room.

City of Newton offices to close for holidays Several City of Newton offices will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Newton City Hall, Newton Sanitary Landfill, Newton Public Library, Newton Parks & Recreation Office, Newton Public Works and Newton police and fire department business offices will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. The library and police department business office also will be closed Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve. Dodd’s Trash Hauling & Recycling Inc. will not collect trash and recyclables on Christmas or New Year’s Day. Trash and recycling will be moved back one day — Wednesday’s will be picked up on Thursday and so forth.

Officials note spike in fires DES MOINES (AP) — The Des Moines Fire Department says there has been a surge in fires in the past week, including eight in one 24-hour period. The department reported Monday that the fires could be tied to extremely cold temperatures that have settled over central Iowa. The city’s fires included 15 in homes, one in a business and two in vehicles. The department says 11 of the fires appear related to heating appliances and furnaces. Officials recommend that people have all heating appliances and fireplaces inspected annually and to ensure space heaters have a 3-foot clearance and are plugged directly into an outlet.

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largest competition in the nation. The Pacesetters competed in three categories this year: jazz, kick and pom. The team placed third in Class V Jazz, fourth in Class III Kick and fifth in Class XII Pom. This is the first time the Pacesetters have placed in all three routines. “I couldn’t be more proud of this team� said Coach Paige Meredith. “All of their hard work has

The Newton Pacesetters competed at the Iowa State Dance/ Drill Team Competition on Friday, Dec. 6, at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The ISDTA Dance Championships involved more than 5,000 participants representing more than 275 high school dance teams and color guards, making it the

Romance writer Janet Dailey dies at 69 BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Romance writer Janet Dailey, whose books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide, has died at her southwest Missouri home. She was 69. Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home in Branson said Dailey died Saturday in the music resort town. A coroner had not released the cause of death as of Monday, and the funeral home reported that the family said only that Dailey died “peacefully.� Born and raised in

Iowa, Dailey moved to Branson in 1978 with her husband, Bill Dailey, who was credited with helping build the town into an entertainment mecca. Dailey’s novels included the popular “Calder� series and her Americana series — 50 books, one set in each state. Her website lists 155 works, including single novels and short story collections as well as the two series. A perennial fixture on best-seller lists, Dailey saw her books translated into

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Dailey apologized in 1997, saying the plagiarism occurred when her husband was undergoing cancer surgery and she was under immense stress. The lawsuit was settled out of court in 1998 for an undisclosed sum. Bill Dailey had been treated for pancreatic cancer and died in 2005 at the age of 76. Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williams Memorial Chapel on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.

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paid off, and I couldn’t be happier.� The Pacesetters also received the Excellence in Community Service Award. The Pacesetters will compete again on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the MA Regional Dance Competition at SE Polk High School. For more results from the ISDTA dance competition, visit

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Gerald D. McGee Gerald D. McGee of Newton passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A time of remembrances for Gerald will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Newton, with a time of fellowship and coffee to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated in Gerald’s name to Willowbrook Scholarship Fund or Newton Fire EMT/Paramedic Departments. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements. Gerald Dean McGee, 73, the son of

Hugh Alan and Velma Mae (Poe) McGee, was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Winfield, Kan. He was a high school graduate of the Winfield Senior High, had a bachelor of arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, Class of 1961, and later a master’s of divinity. He had served for many years as a United Methodist Church minister. On Aug. 12, 1961, Gerald was united in marriage with Winonah S. Evans in Winfield.

be mailed to the funeral home; add Attn: Grimes Family on the envelope. Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ellen (McCarty) Crane was born on Jan. 31, 1918, in Albia, Iowa. She graduated from Albia High School. On Jan. 29, 1940, Kathryn was united in marriage with Jack R. Grimes in Albia. They moved to Newton in 1950. Kathryn was a homemaker and had worked part-time for the S.S. Kresge and Ju-

piter Stores in Newton. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton. Kathryn loved being with her family especially her grandchildren and their families. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing ceramics, cooking and crafts. Kathryn moved to Alverado, Texas with her daughter in 2010. Those left to honor Kathryn’s memory are her children, Reggie (Sherry) Grimes of Johnston and Georgene Breckenridge of Alverado, Texas, and 17 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and several great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jack R. Grimes in 2004; two sons, Ronnie and Steve Grimes; and six brothers and sisters, Jim, Regina, Thomas “Dutch”, Mildred, Joe and Helen.

Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes Dec. 12, 2013 Kathryn A. (Crane) Grimes, 95, of Alverado, Texas, formerly of Newton, died on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. in Newton. The family will greet friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorials to the Sacred Heart Society, Jasper County Historical Museum or to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society may be left at the church at the time of the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Memorials may also

Police Blotter He retired from the ministry in 2002, at the Glenwood, Iowa, United Methodist Church. A resident of the Newton area, since 2002, he had devoted his life to his wife and family, and enjoyed model railroads, railroad history and had published several articles on that history. Those left to honor Gerald’s memory include his wife Winonah of Newton; his daughter Elisa ( Joseph) Gatz of Sterling, Ill.; his son Todd (Tamra) McGee of Norwalk; his five grandchildren, Clark, Benjamin, Nicholas, Bryn and Mark; and many friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Howard. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh. com.

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Congregational UCC to host screening of ‘The Line’ The Congregational United Church of Christ, 308 E. Second St. N. in Newton, will be host a screening of “The Line,” a film documenting the stories of people across the country living at or below

the poverty line, at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church. All are encouraged to come reflect and discuss why and how people might work together to end poverty in America. The event is free and

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Newton Police Department • Tony J. Farver, 53, of Newton was cited for no insurance accident-related after authorities responded to a twovehicle accident at 6:37 p.m. Thursday in the Newton Senior High School parking lot. Farver was backing out of a parking space and backed into another vehicle driven by Heather L. Cupples, 28, of Newton. Cupples’ vehicle sustained an estimated $600 damage and Farver’s an estimated $500 damage. • Jeremy A. Horrach, 25, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities responded to a report of a male passed out in a restroom at 3:41 a.m. Saturday at Hy-Vee in Newton. Horrach appeared to be intoxicated and had a BAC of .270. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Joseph D. Hilburn, 28, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 11:10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of East 17th Street North for an equipment violation and determined his license was suspended. He also was given a warning for having inoperable brake and license plate lights and was transported to the Jasper County Jail.  • Samantha A. Marter, 21, of Newton was charged with public intoxication after authorities responded to a report of a domestic situation Saturday at 101 W. Fourth St. S. in Newton. Officers spoke with Marter and observed she had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and poor balance. She was advised to stay in bed for the night, and officers left. Authorities then were dispatched to the fire department and were informed Marter had walked there from her resident. She had a BAC of .185 and was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • James I. Stafford, 22, of Des Moines was charged with driving while license suspended and cited for no insurance after authorities stopped him at 11:27 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of North 19th Avenue East for a traffic violation and determined his license was suspended. He also was given a warning for speeding and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Dustin R. Stoner, 33, and Jenna S. Yeager, 28, both of Newton, were arrested on warrants for second-degree theft at 8:20 p.m. Sunday after authorities located them in the 700 block of East Seventh Street North. Both were transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Samuel A. Sutliff, 21, of Grinnell was charged with operating while intoxicated after authorities stopped him at 12:08 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East Third Street North for squealing his tires and fishtailing. Sutliff appeared to be intoxicated and had a BAC of .147. He also was given a warning for careless driving and transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Kurtis C. Williamson, 32, of Altoona was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday on Iowa Speedway Drive. Williamson was traveling east when he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Newton resident Ladita A. Jones, who had slowed to turn into the Central Iowa Water Association parking lot. Williamson’s vehicle sustained an estimated $5,000 damage and Jones’ vehicle an estimated $1,000 damage.

For Wednesday Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Winner’s Circle (Women’s Support Group) 6 to 7 p.m. at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. Principles for Life (Single Moms’ Group) 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Heights Alliance Church. Kids program available. (641) 791-5355 Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Jasper County Community Watch 7 p.m. at YMCA Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at Prairie City Masonic Lodge

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Daily News associate editor to hold “office hours” Monday Newton Daily News associate editor Mandi Lamb will hold “office hours” 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Newton Public Library. She will be available to meet with those who have issues or topics they want to discuss. Is there a story in Newton or Jasper County that you think should be reported? Lamb can be reached at (641) 792-3121, ext. 424, or at via email. Newton

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‘Voluntary’ shouldn’t mean optional By Dr. Jacqueline Comito Program Manager, Iowa Learning Farms Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of op-ed articles to be published on a weekly basis in the Newton Daily News.

There has been considerable discussion among agriculture professionals, conservationists, and government officials surrounding the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and Iowa State University developed it as part of an effort to reduce the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The most controversial aspect of the NRS is that it relies on voluntary farmer compliance. “Voluntary” means flexibility within the strategy, not whether to participate. Soil and water quality are too important to voluntarily opt out of implementing effective solutions. The NRS addresses both point sources and nonpoint sources of nutrient discharge. According to the NRS, point sources of nutrient discharge are municipalities and industries, and nonpoint sources are farms. Nonpoint source pollution simply means that there is no one source, such as a pipe, where pollutants enter a waterway. The goal of the NRS is to reduce nutrients in Iowa waters by 45 percent. It includes a number of potential methods for nutrient reduction from nonpoint sources. First, farmers can control nitrogen and phosphorus through the timing, method, and rate of fertilizer application as well as using cover crops and living mulches. Second, farmers can employ erosion control and land use strategies such as growing perennial energy crops; using extended rotations, alternative tillage methods, grazed pastures, and terraces; and retiring land. Finally, farmers can use edge of field methods including drainage water management, wetlands, bioreactors, buffer strips, and sediment control. No single nutrient reduction method will be sufficient to meet the necessary nutrient load reductions. Differences in soil types, soil drainage, crop choices, and other site particularities will make some nutrient reduction methods more effective than others. Nutrient load in Iowa waterways is a complex problem with no one-sizefits-all solution. The NRS encourages farmers to tailor nutrient reduction methods to the particular needs of their farms. Industry groups such as the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Corn Growers Association support the voluntary nature of the nonpoint source portion of the NRS because it provides flexibility for farmers to find solutions that best fit individual farms. The NRS will not be successful without participation from all Iowa farmers. The NRS scientific assessment states that 92 percent of the total nitrogen and 80 percent of the total phosphorus entering Iowa waterways annually come from nonpoint sources. Therefore, it is appropriate for farmers to view the voluntary nature of the NRS, not in terms of whether they should employ nutrient reduction methods, but, instead, in terms of which nutrient reduction methods to employ. There are considerable resources available through IDALS, IDNR and the Natural Resources Conservation Service for producers who wish to implement nutrient control methods. The Iowa Legislature recently approved $22.4 million in additional funding for activities related to the NRS. Producers have an interest not only in the success of the NRS, but also in the water quality of Iowa and the nation. If the NRS fails to achieve its stated nutrient load reduction goals, it is likely regulations will replace the voluntary methods currently available. With strong support from industry groups and considerable resources available through government agencies, there has never been a better time to invest in soil and water quality.

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Holiday shopping is the worst Did you hear the one about the guy who asked his girlfriend to stop holiday shopping and, when she said “no,” jumped from the seventh floor of the mall to his death? That’s not a joke. That actually happened. Holiday By Katiedid shopping is the Langrock worst. Creators Syndicate I hate it. Clearly, not so much as that poor chap in China, but still, I don’t feel that the word “hate” is an overstatement. Adding insult to injury, I’m not particularly good at it, either. You may not think something as trivial as buying gifts requires the same natural genetic skill as, say, being an opera singer or the belabored dedicated practice of a prima ballerina, but you’d be wrong. At least, you’d be wrong if you were holiday shopping for my family. My family is the fat-lady-singing-on-her-toes-in-pointe-shoes of holiday shopping. It’s the reason driving past a mall during the months of November and December causes a panic attack that can be cured only by a foot massage and fruity martini. (Oddly, I also experience this feeling between the holidays of New Year’s Day and Halloween.) Why all this anxiety and selfdoubt come the holiday shopping season? Why the hours spent rifling through medicine cabinets for expired Xanax? Why the endless job applications to become a large ani-

mal wrangler simply for access to tranquilizer guns? I’ll tell you why: My family does not believe in Christmas lists. No letters to Santa here. We don’t tell one another what we want. Rather, we believe in proving our love by thinking up the perfect gift for each person. Our gift giving is meant to be thoughtful. From the heart. Money doesn’t matter, but time and consideration do. Gag! I mean, talk about not understanding the true meaning of Christmas. It’s disgusting! Am I right? Truly, what keeps the magic of Christmas alive more than specifically stating your desire for a special something and, come Christmas morning, finding that exact item under your tree with receipt attached? (Or in a brown box on your front step days prior?) It’s magic, I tell ya! Magic. St. Nick would have wanted it this way. Yet every year, I trudge through overcrowded malls, attempting to purchase pensively and with purpose, asking myself that age-old question: Would Mom prefer a bedazzled thong from Victoria’s Secret or a stool-softening gag gift from Spencer’s? Which one says “thank you for the years of love and guidance” or, at the very least, “I’m being considerate, Mom. Jeez!”? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Santa supposed to be taking care of this whole present thing? Why am I responsible for buying gifts for my loved ones? Look, NORAD already is tracking Santa’s every move, and if he hasn’t hit up Mall of America yet,

then it’s my right as a taxpaying citizen to be informed that he’s slacking on the job! This year, like every other, I exited mall madness with Panda Express in my belly and nothing in my bags. So, at long last, I wised up. I finally realized that it is time to embrace not just the spirit of Christmas but the spirit of all the winter holidays by partaking in one of the season’s most time-honored traditions: Cyber Monday’s holiday hot deals. Oh, Internet, how I love thee. In less than a half-hour I successfully bought a tent, headphones, books, blankets and an external hard drive — for myself. Then I quickly went offline because I was exhausted from the flash sales. And because I was out of money. Why is shopping so hard?! (She says, shaking fist toward sky. Or, if you’re not directionally savvy, toward the North Pole.) That’s when I decided that maybe we just won’t buy presents this year and instead will be grateful for the gifts that magically appear under the tree. We don’t want to put Santa out of work and add to the jobs crisis, do we? I think not! I figured I would shoot my folks an email outlining the new holiday plan. But then... Driving to work this morning, I pulled up to a red light. Stopped next to me was a grizzled man in a Santa suit, who clearly had been living in his car. Between you and me, if Santa traded in his sleigh for that Kia, I don’t think he’s going to make it around the world in one night. Maybe I’d better hit the malls again. You know, just in case.

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Party On! Party Off! Talk about weird! The CEO of Lululemon, the trendy manufacturer of trendy athletic gear, has resigned over a few innocent remarks. What did ex-CEO Chip Wilson say that was so terrible? He said: “some women’s bodies just actually By Bob Goldman don’t work.” Creators Syndicate Heck, for years now, our supervisors have been saying our bodies don’t work, and nobody has had to resign. As it turns out, Wilson’s remarks were interpreted as blaming the customers for certain production blunders that turned Lululemon’s products into real lemons, like the see-through-surprise yoga pants that caused such a stir in my gym. And here I thought I was attracting attention because of my masterful downward dog. Fortunately, business etiquette expert Diane Gottsman brought sweet reason to the season with an article in The Huffington Post titled, “Business Etiquette: Surviving the Holiday Office Party.” During our recent run of hard times, holiday parties disappeared, like raises and job security. But now that happy days are here again, at least in the paychecks of our managers, the powers that be will once more be providing crumbs of stale fruitcake and paper cups of watery wassail before jetting off to talcumpowder beaches where they can frolic in the sun. (Note to ex-CEO

Scott: If your holiday plans include a stay in the Cayman Islands, please bring a volleyball.) Will you have a holiday party to survive? I hope so, because I will cheerfully gift you a few of Gottsman’s tips, which are guaranteed to “keep your glowing reputation intact.” “Prepare in advance” is definitely good advice, especially when you can “plan a few conversation topics that are lighthearted and engaging, such as asking a client about his or her favorite holiday tradition or where they plan to spend the holiday this year.” I also advise preparing some lighthearted and engaging remarks you might make in response, such as: “It’s nice you can afford to travel over the holidays. We’re spending the holiday at a Salvation Army shelter. And exchanging gifts is a lovely tradition. If I were better paid, I could give my children presents, too, though they do love the government cheese I stuff into their stockings.” “Make a proper introduction” is another good tip, especially “if the company party is one of the few occasions you see the CEO during the year.” Many workers are intimidated by the radiant presence of this great man or woman, but you don’t want to miss this opportunity to make a lasting impression. “Being the first to extend your hand for a professional handshake shows a confidence that is not easily overlooked,” Gottsman writes. True, but if you really want to be memorable, and also darned confident, be the first to extend your foot, or your finger. As the party progresses, you’ll definitely want to “work the room.”

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That means you must “mix and mingle with other guests.” This will be a strain on you, especially if you follow another Gottsman tip to “watch your liquor consumption.” My suggestion: Mix a good strong drink before you mingle. (Gottsman recommends “limiting yourself to one or two drinks,” but she doesn’t say how big the drinks should be, nor how long the limit should last. If you keep each drink the size of a Big Gulp and limit yourself to no more than four an hour, you’ll make a real impression ... guaranteed.) “Don’t leave without saying goodbye” is probably good advice, though I don’t agree that “slipping out the back door can prove to be a disastrous career move.” For years now, you’ve been slipping out the back door, or out the fire escape, or out the heating vent the minute you finish your after-lunch nap. Unless the party is a sit-down dinner, you can use your workday trick of leaving your jacket on the back of your chair, or you could leave your shoe in the punch bowl, or pin your name tag to a ficus bush. Trust me, no one will ever notice. “Don’t wear anything that would make Santa blush” is a rule that may be difficult for you to keep, especially if you are wearing your Lululemon yoga pants. But maybe it’s OK. If the harsh realities of business life could force CEO Chip Wilson to resign, seeing the shapely derriere of one of the company’s best employees in a skin-tight, see-through outfit should be enough to make even a Scrooge of a CEO blush, and resign on the spot. And what a happy holiday that would be!

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Retirement Continued from Page 1A The district currently has two sets of standards for qualified employees who chose to retire. Teachers and nurses may receive 25 percent of their base salary and pay received for a schoolrelated extracurricular activity is not included. Administrators and classified personnel would receive 25 percent of the salary they are receiving at the time of retirement. In addition, the district is offering to buy back sick days from early-retirees at $50 per day. The maximum amount of days a person could accumulate is 180. Sick days top out at 180 because that is the amount of time equal to one instructional year. Superintendent Bob Callaghan said of the 17 employees who qualify for early-retirement, 16 of them have a minimum of 164 sick days currently. “There are several reasons,” Callaghan said as to why they should buy it back. “One is they chose to early retire and poten-

tially if they had 180 days … ladies and gentlemen, they have been committed and dedicated to us.” With the upfront costs of buying back sick days and early-retirement, some board members questioned how this measure would ultimately save the district money. “This is a confusing issue,” Callaghan said. “We are talking about an apple, which is the management fund, and we’re talking about an orange, which is the general fund. The school district and the board work hard to maintain a management fund for those kind of rare emergencies.” “And if the board will recall, I outlined, to a small degree, that we believe by the end of this year, we will be increasing the amount of funds in our management fund,” he continued. “The retirement incentive comes out of the management fund and part of the reason it grows is because our employees are safe and secure and we don’t have major things occurring.” Callaghan said the management fund has

PPEL Continued from Page 1A Basics & Beyond Alternative School Principal Laura Selover spoke to the board to convince them to renew the district’s Modified Allowable Growth funding. “Right now, we have five success coaches,” Selover said. “We have one in each of our 4-through-6 buildings, two at the middle school and one at the high school. Then we also have two at-risk teachers, one at the middle school and one at the high school, and they help identify students (by) working with an online curriculum to recoup some credits at the high school level or to gain some credits as well as make up some curriculum at the middle school.” MAG funds are used to assist districts in providing targeted services and programs for students at a local level who are identified as dropouts or potential dropouts. Seventy-five percent of MAG funds are provided by the Iowa Department of Education and require a 25 percent match from the district. Selover is seeking $545,876 from the state, which would require an $181,959 match from the district.

Wolcott Continued from Page 1A The Newton Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office were contacted and responded to the scene. The State Fire Marshal’s Office took possession of the devices and, once the area was

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the funds to cover the measures and this would help the general fund in the long run. He also mentioned having the money from accumulated sick days would help transition early retirees, who previously had health insurance through the district. “If they are going early, the thought process is that we are going to reward them for that first year, by basically paying their retirement insurance for one year and (they) still have the same amount of funds left over, if they kept all 180, that we would have given them in the past,” Callaghan said. “So, it’s kind of like a goodwill gesture,” he continued. In the end, the board approved the first reading of the revised early retirement policy, which is in board policy 410.1410.3, with Perrenoud providing the only “No” vote. The second reading will take place during the Jan. 13 meeting. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 7923121, ext. 426, or at

Selover said around 200 students in the district benefit from the services the MAG funds help provide. The board approved her request. In other business: • Board Secretary/District Business Manager Gayle Isaac gave a brief overview of both the line and operating budget for the district, respectively, as well as the district’s annual financial health report. Isaac said board members should prepare questions ahead of the Jan. 13 meeting so that he may go into more details in regards to the district’s finances. • The board approved the purchase of new kitchen equipment for the district from Cedar Falls-based Martin Brothers. The total cost for the equipment will be $84,445.31 and will come from the food services fund. No public comment was made during the public hearing for the purchase of new laptops for teachers and the board accepted a bid from Dell at a cost of $105,946.10. Callaghan said this was necessary for the district to continue to evolve its usage of technology in the curriculum. NCSD Maintenance Supervisor Jack Suttek said progress is being made on the heating and cooling system at the Berg Complex, which he described as being like a “dinosaur” due to its age.

deemed safe again, an all-clear Code Red call went out. In addition to the charge of methamphetamine possession, Wolcott is charged with felon in possession of an offensive weapon and unauthorized possession of offensive weapons, both of which are Class D felonies. Winchell

said the case is still under investigation. According to online court records, Wolcott has a number of misdemeanor convictions out of Cerro Gordo County, dating back to 2001, ranging from fifth-degree theft to domestic abuse assault. Those same records do not indicate any prior drug convictions.


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Iowan convicted in death of daughter leaves prison MITCHELLVILLE (AP) — An Iowa woman convicted in the death of her 2-year-old child in 2000 has left prison on parole. Forty-three-yearold Heidi Watkins was released Monday from the Iowa women’s prison in Mitchellville. The Iowa

Parole Board granted her parole on Dec. 5. Watkins served nearly 13 years of a 50-year sentence. Watkins was sentenced in December 2000 on one count of multiple acts of child endangerment for the Jan. 4, 2000, death of Shelby Duis. A judge said pros-

Council Continued from Page 1A “Sometimes you have to spend money to keep people safe with fire, police and streets. All those things cost money,” Julius said. “There is a fine balance. That is the main thing that I have heard here. I am sure the next council will do their best to keep the tax levy as low as possible.” This year, the city has made investments into furthering the community for the future. Julius has been a powerful voice on the council when information is brought to the council. In his last meeting, Julius commented on his thought of these investments as more information will be come forward in 2014. “All these initiatives, reports and studies that are designed to have Newton move forward into the future, whether it be housing, businesses, retail, and things that will help bring more people and businesses into Newton, those are the things we really need to keep doing and keep exploring,” Julius said. “They cost money to do to lay the ground work for the future. 2014 is a year where a lot of that information will come

Adams Cont. from Page 1A crafts, croche, solve puzzles, read and she used to cook. For the first part of her working career from 1933 to 1955, she was a teacher in various country schools in eastern Jasper County. She taught rural students in all grades. Ruth recalled kids at that time didn’t have entertainment, so they were always eager to do anything or projects with what was available. She said she enjoyed the happy kids. For the latter part of her career from 1956 to 1974, she worked in social services in Newton. Ruth recalled the joy she got from working with people in the community and get-

forward, and with this information, decisions can be made on how to attract and get more people and businesses to Newton, which really relates to tax dollars and that’s what it’s all about.” Julius plans to continue to be active in the community with the many different organizations he volunteers with, while on the council. Julius was known for always being prepared to challenge the city staff with questions and concerns, while pulling his weight on being prepared. “He and I have had a number of conversations where we disagreed. Most of the time when we would end it, DJ would always say, ‘It’s never going to be personal,’” City Administrator Bob Knabel said. “If he wasn’t on the prevailing side, you knew he always had his homework done and came with good questions.” At the close of the meeting, Mayor Mike Hansen asked for movement to adjourn. Julius motioned for adjournment as his last official act as a councilor on the Newton City Council. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews. com.

ting to know others. Newton and Illinois, Although Ruth along with family never married or had from Grinnell, will children, she is close be meeting at her to her remaining few residence at Newton family members she Health Care Center has in the area. She with pizza, cake and has two cousins in balloons. Ruth reNewton: Trudy Ver- quested pizza for her wers and Marilyn party. “It’s so exciting Berthelsen. Marilyn’s mother to see and hear from became Ruth’s guard- friends and relatives, ian after her father and I’m looking fordied when Ruth was ward to seeing some I don’t see often.” Ruth 16 years old. “She lived with us said. Cards for Ruth from when I was the age of 4 to 20, and we Adams may be sent share many memories to Newton Health together. Whether Care at 200 S. Eighth we were doing dish- Ave. E. es, chores or playStaff writer Kate Maing pranks, we had a good time,” Marilyn lott may be contacted at said. “She’s like a sis- (641) 792-3121, ext. ter you might say, an 422, or at older sister.” Today at noon, Ruth will celNewtoN ebrate her 100th birthday with dear Shaw Media friends and family. Official Newspaper of the Her cousins from City of Newton and

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ecutors proved Shelby was injured on at least three occasions before her death. The little girl’s body was found in the Spirit Lake home Watkins shared with her boyfriend, Jesse Wendelsdorf, who was acquitted of murder and sexual abuse charges in a separate trial.

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Overeager mother-in-law spoils birthday surprise DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law sent my 7-year-old son a gift and a card for his birthday. They arrived about a week early. A few days before his birthday, she called and asked if he had received them. He said he had, but before he could explain that he hadn’t opened them, she started talking about the gift inside, revealing the surprise. I have now “heard” she’s upset with me and my son for this awkward moment. She says that from now on she would like a phone call when her cards or gifts arrive, so she can “hear his enjoyment over the phone even if they arrive early.” I don’t think my son did anything wrong. When a gift arrives in advance of an occasion, must it be opened immediately? Or can it wait for the actual birthday or Christmas? Sometimes he likes to open one present at a time, write a thank-you note, then open the next, stretching out his gift-opening over a few days. Is this a social no-no? — WONDERING IN WASHINGTON DEAR WONDERING: Gifts are usually opened the day of the occasion. When the occasion is a birthday, the usual expectation is that the presents will be opened at the party. At that time a verbal thank-you is offered. A thank-you note should be written a very short time later. Your mother-in-law may have called for reassurance that her gift had arrived. She should not have revealed what it was. You did nothing wrong. The mistake was hers. DEAR ABBY: My good friend “Derek” is in his 30s and just started his first serious relationship. He told me after a week together that she was “the One” and that he loved her. I told him I was happy for him and suggested he take things slow so they could really get to know each other. I had a party two nights ago where he introduced his new girlfriend. They spent most of the time making out like teenagers in front of everyone. Some guests were so uncomfortable they left early. I haven’t seen Derek since, and I’m worried not only that he’s moving too fast

to make up for lost time, but that he’s doing it with someone who also is oblivious to how socially unacceptable their behavior was. I’m not sure how to express my concerns to my friend without hurting him. — CONCERNED IN CALIFORNIA DEAR CONCERNED: It would not be rude or hurtful for you to mention to Derek that you think the girl is “great” — but the show they put on at your party made some of your other guests so uncomfortable they left early. Let’s hope the “hint” is sufficient. DEAR ABBY: My 10-year-old daughter told a friend she would go to a concert with her a few months ago. Since then, my daughter decided to end the friendship because the girl was clingy, dramatic and controlling. Do I insist my daughter go to the concert as she said she would, or let her off the hook? The friend seems to be hoping she will go so they can renew the friendship, but my daughter has no plans to do it. Please help! — MANAGING DISCORD IN MINNESOTA DEAR MOM: If the girl is expecting your daughter to go to the concert with her, your daughter should tell her she does NOT plan to attend so the girl can invite someone else. Do not insist that your daughter associate with anyone who makes her feel uncomfortable. Her reason for pulling back from that relationship showed good judgment.







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Cleere donates $500 to St. Nick’s

Submitted Photo Polly Malson (left), co-coordinator of the St. Nick’s Christmas Club’s inventory committee, shares a hug with Newton resident Jean Cleere, who stopped by the inventory site unannounced last week and provided the Christmas Club with a $500 donation to go toward St. Nick’s efforts to provide toys, clothes and food to approximately 600 needy Jasper County children this holiday season.

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything. As shoppers jam stores ahead of the December holidays, claims of racial profiling at department stores in New York have helped expose the wide latitude that laws in at least 27 states give retailers to hold and fine shoplifting suspects, even if a person hasn’t yet technically stolen anything, is wrongly accused or criminal charges are dropped. “You must remember, these people are not police officers; they are store employees,” said Faruk

Usar, the attorney for a 62-year-old Turkish woman who sued Macy’s, which some customers say bullied them into paying fines on the spot or harassed them with letters demanding payment. “When they are detained, they are not yet even in a real jail.” Industrywide, more than $12 billion is lost to shoplifting each year. The laws, which vary on strictness and fine amounts, allow stores to try to recoup some losses. Under New York’s longstanding law, retailers may collect a penalty of five times the cost of the stolen merchandise, up to $500 per item, plus as much as $1,500 if the merchandise isn’t in a condition to be sold. A conviction is not necessary to bring a civil claim. Some customers say stores have harassed them into signing admis-

Jury rejects Northwood man’s chicken request NORTHWOOD (AP) — A Northwood man has lost his court fight to keep chickens in his backyard but said he hasn’t given up. It took a Worth County jury about 15 minutes Friday to find Leo Hendrick guilty of keeping chickens within city limits, in violation of Northwood’s city code. He was cited in September. Hendrick must pay a $50 vine and court costs, which are still being determined. Despite losing his case, Hendrick said he’ll still try to keep his dozen chickens. It’s important as he and his wife try to feed their family healthy food that is free of pesticides, he said. Hendrick said he plans to speak at an upcoming city zoning board meeting and a city council session, imploring them to change city regulations. Until then, his chickens will stay with a friend whose home meets zoning rules for such animals. “That’s where they will be going, at least for a while until we get this all straightened out,” Hendrick said. Northwood City Attorney John Greve called the entire episode a waste of time and money. “The reason I am upset about this case is that it has been a parade of motions and pretrial conferences to protect his so-called rights. He knew when he bought this property that there was a zoning regulation about chickens,” Greve said.

sions of guilt in order to turn a profit — not just recoup a loss. Retailers don’t divulge how much money they recoup but use it in part to offset security costs, said Barbara Staib, spokeswoman for the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention. The total is a fraction of what they lose, she said. “We tend to forget that retailers are the victims of crime when it comes to shoplifting,” she said. But at least nine customers at the Macy’s store immortalized in “Miracle on 34th Street” say in lawsuits that the retailer is abusing the law, wrongly targeting minorities and holding customers for hours, years after it settled similar claims brought by the state attorney general by paying a $600,000 fine and changing practices. That agreement expired in 2008.

Search for body to resume at central Iowa lake MONTEZUMA (AP) — A search is scheduled to resume Tuesday for the body of a man whose ATV broke through the ice at Lake Ponderosa. Montezuma Fire Chief Chris Widmer told The Des Moines Register that members of the Midwest Regional Dive Team searched from noon until 5 p.m. Monday. Rescue crews have drilled holes in the ice and inserted cameras. They’ve found the ATV and fishing hut of 57-year-old David Hartke, but not his body. Widmer says Hartke, of Grundy Center, and a friend were ice fishing on Saturday evening when Hartke and his vehicle broke through the ice. Lake Ponderosa sits west of Montezuma in central Iowa.

Advocates for female judges to hold event at Drake DES MOINES (AP) — Advocates for more women on state and federal courts are planning a forum to discuss the issue at Drake Law School. The event scheduled for Thursday in Des Moines will feature Tulane University professor Sally Kenney, an Iowa native and author of “Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter.” Other speakers will include University of Iowa law professor Angela OwuachiWillig, who was a finalist for a spot on the Iowa Supreme Court in 2011. All seven members of Iowa’s highest court are men, making it one of the only such bodies with no gender diversity nationally. Gender balance has improved in the last year in Iowa’s federal courts, with Stephanie Rose becoming a district judge and Jane Kelly a circuit judge.

Library donates to St. Nick’s

Submitted Photo Nicole Lindstrom (left), public services librarian at the Newton Public Library, and Phyllis Peter (right), youth services librarian, present St. Nick’s Christmas Club President Pete Hussmann with books collected from a Newton library-sponsored book drive to benefit the Christmas Club. Area residents donated 105 new books that will be distributed to some of the approximate 600 needy Jasper County children participating in this year’s Christmas Club program.

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Agriculture Briefs

Interior Iowa Daily Grain Prices Closing cash grain bids offered to producers as of 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Dollars per bushel, delivered to Interior Iowa Country Elevators. US 2 Yellow Corn Prices were generally 2 to 3 cents lower for a state average of $4.16. US 1 Yellow Soybean Prices were generally 9 to 11 cents higher for a state average of $12.91. Iowa Regions: North Central, #2 Yellow Corn range 4.08 to 4.31, corn range average 4.20, #1 Yellow Soybean range 12.86 to 12.96, soybean range average 12.92; South Central, #2 Yellow Corn range 4.10 to 4.36, corn range average 4.19, #1 Yellow Soybean range 12.90 to 12.98, soybean range average 12.94. Corn basis to state average price for the CBOT MAR contract is -.08. Soybean basis to state average price for the CBOT JAN contract is -.47. This report was prepared by the Marketing Bureau, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. An audio version is available at (800) 383-3755.

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Jessica Rilling/INHF Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation President Joe McGovern has been a staunch advocate of getting his organization’s mobile app “Iowa by Trail” launched. Iowa by Trail will help navigate nature trails throughout Iowa including those in Jasper County.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation looking to go mobile By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Even Mother Nature is going mobile. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is in the midst of fundraising campaign to launch new mobile app, “Iowa by Trail,” that will allow users to eventually find and navigate every nature trail in Iowa. The app also will calculate distance traveled on trail, provide weather updates and allow users to directly interface their trail experience to multiple social media sites. In Jasper County, the Chichaqua Valley Recreation Trail is the only trail that is currently affiliated with the INHF app project and its website. There are, however, other trails within the county, and by 2014 INHF is hoping to include all trails in Iowa.

Other county trails include the Rock Creek Recreation Bike Trail, numerous trails at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Mariposa Park, Ashton Wildwood Park, Maytag Park and Clear Creek Wildlife Area. The Jasper County Conservation Office also is planning to build a new trail between Prairie City and Monroe and another at the future Jasper County Conservation Environmental Education Center, which will be located across the street from the former Jasper County Care Facility. INHF is looking to raise $100,000 to meets it goal of launching the app by the end of this year and is currently at about 75 percent of that goal. INHF President Joe McGovern explained why the app is necessary for

not only his organization, but all of Iowa in a recent press release. “Many people are using their phones and tablets as an extension of their daily life,” McGovern said. “Instead of seeing technology as a barrier for people to get out and enjoy nature, what if use technology to enhance people’s nature experience?” INHF sees the launch of this app as an extension of its original mission statement, which began 30 years ago, and states its purpose is to protect and restore Iowa’s land, water and wildlife. INHF estimates there are more than 1,800 miles of multi-use trails in Iowa and hopes this app can cement its declaration that Iowa is the “Trail Capital of the World.” Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at

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MASON CITY (AP) — A northern Iowa ethanol plant has been fined $10,000 by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for an August fish kill. The Mason City Globe Gazette reported that the department found Golden Grain Energy, of Mason City, responsible for the fish kill on the Cheslea Creek after discharging iron-laden cooling water that made its way into the creek. The orange discharge was traced back to a tile outfall where the Golden Grain Energy facility releases cooling water. The department ordered the company to pay the $10,000 penalty and $650 in wildlife restitution. The company also agreed to implement a facility-wide environmental management system.

Lawmakers asks for EPA hearing on ethanol in Iowa DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s governor and the state’s entire congressional delegation on Thursday signed onto a letter to the Obama administration asking the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a hearing in Iowa to discuss the agency’s proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline in 2014. Iowa is the nation’s leading producer of ethanol, a fuel additive primarily made from corn that produces lower carbon emissions than gasoline. The EPA in November proposed reducing by nearly 3 billion gallons the amount of biofuels required to be blended into gasoline in 2014, prompting outcry by political leaders from both parties who claimed such a move would devastate Iowa’s economy. The letter asks that the EPA hold a hearing in Iowa so residents and people from other Midwestern states can offer testimony. The Renewable Fuel Standard is part of 2007 legislation signed by President George W. Bush and updated under President Barack Obama that called for increasing annually the minimum amount of renewable fuels, including ethanol, in the nation’s fuel supply. The EPA’s November proposal marked the first time the government had called for rolling back that minimum requirement. Iowa State University economist David Swenson has said the economic impact elected officials claim is overstated. About 2,000 people nationwide work in the ethanol industry, and Iowa, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, risks losing comparatively few jobs, Swenson said. The EPA is taking public comment for 60 days on its recommendation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After options, having already converted to beef. months of legal wrangling and false starts It was the third time in five months that in a more than two-year battle to resume the horse plants were scrambling to open. domestic horse slaughter, plants in New Valley, which led the effort to resume doMexico and Missouri were working Monday mestic horse slaughter two years ago after to begin processing equine for human con- Congress lifted its ban on the practice, along Send us your short (brief ) news items about upcoming sumption. with Rains and Responsible, were preparing events in and around Jasper County. You can submit them The efforts come on the heels of an order to open in August when The Humane Sovia email to late Friday by a federal appeals court that ciety of the United States and other animal lifted an emergency stay on the companies’ protection groups sued to contest the Deplans. partment of Agriculture’s permitting pro“They are pushing full steam ahead to be cess. ready to go as soon as possible,” said Blair A federal judge in Albuquerque issued Dunn, an Albuquerque attorney who repre- a temporary restraining order, prompting sents Valley Meat Co. of Roswell and Rains the Iowa company to convert its operations Natural Meats of Gallatin, Mo. to beef. But U.S. District Judge Christine IA-5-66110-MARS0-NEWT0-NONE, base creative version 5, IA, 6.6110 x 4.50, GZBBCJIQNU, number of A third company, Responsible Transpor- Armijo threw out the lawsuit in November, papers 1 tation of Sigourney, Iowa, was reviewing its allowing all three companies to proceed.

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Small to lead big It looms large at 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive. Iowa Speedway lays dormant on the cold days and nights of December. But just like volcanoes, looks are deceiving at times. There is a lot of activity going on inside. By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News It will roar Sports Editor to life come spring under the direction of new Iowa Speedway president Jimmy Small. The 28-year-old was tapped by NASCAR, which purchased the Speedway in November, to spark things for the 2014 season and beyond. Small was formally introduced last Thursday. He has been working with the Iowa Speedway staff for the past three months. He admitted his introduction speech was a bit “stiff and formal” for him. “Hey, I’m a fun person and I love entertaining people. This is what I love to do and I’m very passionate about it. I’ll do everything I can and in my power to make this successful along with the great staff at the Speedway. It can’t be done without them,” he told me. NASCAR bought the Speedway from the Clement family. That was announced in late November. NASCAR CEO Brian France and others in the organization see Small as a vital part of their ownership of the Iowa Speedway. NASCAR Vice President of Strategic Development Eric Nyquist said NASCAR was looking to reach out and engage its fan base. They liked what they saw at Iowa Speedway from the facilities, the staff and the fan base in Iowa. Those involved with NASCAR, Iowa Speedway and Newton are excited about Small. Small comes with a background at NASCAR — working the past six years in the organization and working with tracks across the nation. He also is a Midwesterner, a native of a suburb of Detroit, Mich. Small knows NASCAR. Small knows racing. Small knows fun and entertainment. Small will lead big at Iowa Speedway.

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Tigers hand Hawks first loss of season By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor SULLY — Two ranked teams were on the basketball court Monday night at Lynnville-Sully High School. Both were undefeated coming into the South Iowa Cedar League showdown, so something had to give. Lynnville-Sully’s girls carried the No. 4 ranking in Iowa Class 1A and a 6-0 record. Iowa Valley Tigers, 5-0, are ranked 12th in Class 2A. “We had one bad quarter where we could not get anything going. Iowa Valley got it

rolling and we could n o t get it stopped, otherwise we w e r e right there,” Rasmusson said Jerry Hulsing, Lynnville-Sully head coach, following the Hawks dropping a 64-47 decision to Iowa Valley. That bad quarter was the second one. The Hawks were up 15-7 on the Tigers

after one quarter of play. Iowa Valley slashed Lynnville-Sully 27-4 in the second period to take a 34-19 halftime lead. Lynnville-Sully couldn’t catch up. The teams played an almost even second half — the Hawks had a 15-14 edge in the third quarter and the Tigers finished things out with a 16-13 edge in the final eight minutes. “We had a poor shooting night and Iowa Valley had its best shooting night of the season,” Hulsing said. “I thought the girls showed some character fighting back cutting the lead to single

digits. Unfortunately for us, Iowa Valley answered and made some free throws down the stretch.” The Hawks shot a cool 26 percent, 14-of-54, from the field. Iowa Valley went 43 percent, 25-of-58, from the field. Lynnville-Sully sank 15-of-25 free throw attempts while Iowa Valley was 11-of-18 from the line. The Tigers also had a 44-36 rebounding edge. Junior Madison Rasmusson led the Hawks with 15 points and five assists. GIRLS See Page 2B

Cunningham’s hot hand guides Hawks to victory By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

Jordan Henning went 4-1 as Newton’s 220-pounder. Peyton Patterson and Earl Kimmel wrestled at 160 and 170. also competing at 170 was Duncan Lee. Patterson was 2-2 at 160 and 0-1 at 170. Kimmel was 1-0 at 160 and 0-1 in the 170-pound division. Lee finished 1-2. Nickolas Geerling posted a 2-2 mark wrestling at 152. Brady Smith had a 2-3 mark as Newton’s 132-pounder. Jacob Fisher was 2-0 wrestling at 120 and Michael Welcher was 1-1 in the 126-pound division.

SULLY — Coming off a disappointing outing Friday night, losing by 10 points, the LynnvilleSully Hawk boys regrouped. The Hawks posted a 69-55 win in South Iowa Cedar League action over visiting Iowa Valley Monday. Lynnville-Sully has won three of its last four games to get to 3-2 on the season. Iowa Valley’s Tigers are 2-2 on the season. The hot hand of T.J. Cunningham, senior point guard, propelled the Hawks during the game. Cunningham shot 64 percent, 9-of-14, from the field and from the free-throw line on the night. Cunningham smoked the nylon nets for Cunningham a game-high 29 points. Lynnville-Sully shot 45.5 percent, 25-of-55, from the field while holding Iowa Valley to 31 percent, 19-of-61. The Hawk defense forced 16 Tiger turnovers. Lynnville-Sully had nine turnovers in the game. “We played defense without


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Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton freshman Peyton Patterson works to gain control of an opponent at a home meet earlier this season. The Newton JV wrestlers competed in a duals tournament at Southeast Polk on Saturday.

Newton JV wrestlers gain experience By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s younger and inexperienced wrestlers got plenty of mat time Saturday. The Cardinal junior varsity competed in the Southeast Polk JV Duals tournament. Newton went 1-4 in dual action at the tournament. The Cardinals lost 42-40 to Urbandale, 59-18 to Dowling Catholic, 62-12 to Southeast Polk Gold and 6318 to Cedar Rapids. They posted a 60-15 victory over Atlantic. There were 18 Cardinals competing on the day.

Newton’s eighth-grade basketball teams played at home Monday.

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Above, Newton’s Taylor Ryan (7) reaches across to knock the basketball free from a Marshalltown player during the second half of the A-team game. Newton closed to within five points late in the game but lost 26-17. At left, Newton’s Grant Garvis (20) launches a 3-pointer over a Knoxville defender in the first half of the A-team contest. Newton was leading 22-19 at halftime. More photos from the games are on B6.

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Sports Calendar Today High School Basketball Albia at Pella Christian boys Lynnville-Sully at Montezuma, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Colfax-Mingo at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. North Polk at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. High School Wrestling Newton, Perry at Pella, 6 p.m. Lynnville-Sully, Colfax-Mingo, Mount Ayr at Southeast Warren, 6 p.m, Boys’ Swimming Dowling Cathloic at Newton, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Boys’ Swimming Newton at Marshalltown, 5:30 p.m. High School Wrestling CMB, Saydel at Greene County, 6 p.m. Colfax-Mingo at North Polk, 6:30 p.m. PCM, Nevada at Roland-Story, 6 p.m. Middle School Wrestling Norwalk, Pella at Newton, 4:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball Knoxville at Newton 8th girls, 4:30 p.m. Newton 7th girls at Knoxville, 4:30 p.m Friday High School Basketball Knoxville at Newton, girls 6:15 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Roland-Story at Cofax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m, boys 7:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully at North Mahaska, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. PCM at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m.

Girls: Hawks back on court tonight Continued from Page 1B Senior Cassie Cullen recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Rachel VanWyk, a senior, had eight rebounds and junior Lysandra James pulled down six rebounds. Senior Jade Van Rees had two steals. Iowa Valley was paced by senior Jackie Kriegel with 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Junior Lily Seye had 15 points. The Hawks have no time to mope over their first loss of the season. They play at Montezuma tonight then play at North Mahaska Friday night. A junior varsity game against Iowa Valley was cancelled Monday night. Iowa Valley 7-27-14-16—64 Lynnville-Sully 15-4-15-13—47 Lynnville-Sully — Rasmusson 15, Cullen 12, Terpstra 8, VanWyk 5, B. Vos 3, James 3, Van Rees 1. Iowa Valley — Kriegel 18, Seye 15, Herrman 9, Smith 9, Ward 9, Demmel 2, Sims 2.

Boys: Hawks win third of last four Continued from Page 1B fouling tonight and that made a big difference for us. We were able to keep fresh bodies in the game and keep playing hard. It was nice to see the guys respond in a positive way after a tough loss Friday night,” said Nick Harthoorn, Hawk head coach. The Hawks staked out an 18-13 first-quarter lead then outscored the Tigers 16-9 in the second period to lead 34-22 at the break. Lynnville-Sully maintained its edge in the second half — 16-15 in the third and 19-18 in the fourth. Lynnville-Sully tossed in 16-of28 free throw attempts. Iowa Valley sank 11-of-18 from the charity stripe. The Tigers out-rebounded the Hawks 39 to 37. Sophomore post player Kyle VanDyke poured in 12 points and controlled eight rebounds. Senior forward Darin Hofer pulled down 10 rebounds. Junior Ben Trettin made three steals and junior Jake Brand dished out four assists. Iowa Valley got 15 points from Austin Schalbaugh, 14 points from Ian Kratsinger and 10 points from Gavin Collingwood. The Hawks (3-2) hit the road tonight to play at Montezuma. Lynnville-Sully winds up preChristimas action Friday at North Mahaska.

Iowa Valley 13-9-15-18—55 Lynnville-Sully 18-16-16-19—69 Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 29, VanDyke 12, Brand 8, Hofer 6, Ehresman 6, Trettin 4, Zegers 4. Iowa Valley — Schalbaugh 15, Krutsinger 14, Collingwood 10, Carney 9, Cooling 4, Gonzalez 3

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PCM Wrestlers take fourth in Leon By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer LEON — Prairie City-Monroe’s wrestling team headed out to Leon on Friday night to participate in the Central Decatur’s Invitational. The Mustangs came away with a fourth place finish as a team, with a lone champion in Xavier Miller. Miller, wrestling at 113 pounds, defeated Red Oak’s Dakota Petty, 7-3, in the finals to improve to 8-0 on the season. “He has been dominant on his feet and is tough in the top position,” PCM coach Cory Waddell said of Miller. “He has started out exceptionally for a freshman.” PCM was a little shorthanded in the invitational. Ian Reed, the Mustang 145-pounder, fell ill shortly before the tournament and wasn’t able to compete for PCM, according to Waddell. Creston/Orient-Macksburg won the team championship, followed by Albia. Knoxville finished third, three points ahead of the Mustangs. “I believe if we would have had a full lineup (missing 120 lb. and 145 lb. due to illness) we would have placed third in a very tough 13-team tournament,” Waddell said. “The kids bounced back strong after the lackluster performance Thursday night. I was

Submitted Photo Prairie City-Monroe 126-pounder Tristen Clark presses his opponent’s shoulders to the mat during the Central Decatur Invitational on Friday. Clark finished second place in his weight class.

proud of the way they showed heart and competed in every match, win or lose Friday.” Tristen Clark took home a second-place finish for the Mustangs, falling to No. 1 ranked 126-pounder Shadow Leshen from Albia, 12-6. Clark was able to squeak by Blake Luna from Creston/Orient-Macksburg with a 1-0 decision in the semifinals. Ron Marshall (170lbs) and Lucas Rains (182lbs) were third-place

finishers for PCM. Jaret Maggart (195lbs) finished with a fourt- place showing. Chace Palm (106lbs), Matt Chizek (132lbs) and Skyler Koder (152lbs) all earned fifth-place finishes. Jade Coleman made his 2013 debut for the Mustangs, taking sixth place at 160lbs. PCM’s wrestlers head to Story City to take on Roland-Story and Nevada on Thursday, and PCM competes in the North Polk Comet Invitational for its final meet of 2013.

Raiders capture second at WCV Wildcat Team Dual Clash By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor STUART — Opening with the win over the host team was a good sign for Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders Saturday at the West Central Valley Wildcat Team Dual Clash. The Raiders swept through the four wrestling duals in pool play to advance to the championship dual. The Raiders faced Interstate 35 in the championship. They lost 42-30 to finish 4-1 on the day and in second place. “I was very proud of our team and the way we wrestled over the weekend. I believe they displayed a great deal of confidence in themselves and together as a team,” said Raider head coach Joe Bartello. “With our successful weekend, we are going to look forward and be pushing ourselves for our last few competitions this week before we break for Christmas.” CMB posted five wins against Interstate 35 — four were by forfeits. On the mat, CMB’s Shane White pinned Dante Arzani in 1 minute, 46 seconds to win the 170-pound match. White was 2-3 on the day. Winning by forfeits in the championship dual were Beau Iske at 126, Evan Bianchi at 138, Nick Leonard at 145 and Logan Cory at 182. All four wrestlers had 4-1 marks for the day. Also going 4-1 for the

Raiders were Jacob Hennick at 113 and Charles Robertson at 195. Their only losses came against Interstate 35. Hennick lost 6-1 to Austin Pontier and Robertson was pinned by Wade Hiatt. Frank Mittlestadt at 152, Archie McFadden at 220 and Dawson Dahlke at 285 were all 3-2 on the day’s action. Jordan Coughenour went 2-3 at 160 and Bailey Holgate was 1-4 at 132 for CMB. CMB finished 4-3 in dual action last week. The Raiders lost, 42-39, to host North Polk last Thursday and dropped a 48-36 decision to Gilbert. The Raiders finish out the first semester of action against Saydel and Greene County at Jefferson Thursday then at the North Polk Invitational Saturday. 2013 WCV Wildcat Team Dual Clash Championship Dual Interstate 35 (IN35) 42.0 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 30.0 106: Nathan phillips, IN35, forf. . 113: Austin Pontier, IN35, dec. Jacob Hennick, CMB, 6-1. 120: double forfeit. 126: Beau Iske, CMB, forf. . 132: Paul Queck, IN35, pinned Bailey Holgate, CMB, 0:27. 138: Even Bianchi, CMB, forf. . 145: Nick Leonard, CMB, forf. . 152: sal Arzani, IN35, pinned Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, 3:00. 160: Logan Adair, IN35, dec. Jordan Coughenour, CMB, 12-11. 170: Shane White, CMB, pinned Dante Arzani, IN35, 1:46. 182: Logan Cory, CMB, forf. . 195: Wade Hiatt, IN35, pinned Charles Robertson, CMB, 3:30. 220: Shane Wnslow, IN35, pinned Archer McFadden, CMB, 0:54. 285: Bobby Heilman, IN35, pinned Dawson Dahlke, CMB, 0:33. Pool Duals Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 51.0 West Central Valley (WCV) 18.0 106: double forfeit. 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, dec. skylar pruitt, WCV, 7-0. 120:

double forfeit. 126: Beau Iske, CMB, forf. . 132: kyle bates, WCV, pinned Bailey Holgate, CMB, 0:23. 138: Even Bianchi, CMB, forf. . 145: Nick Leonard, CMB, forf. . 152: Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, pinned mason miller, WCV, 2:50. 160: john askren, WCV, pinned Jordan Coughenour, CMB, 2:17. 170: gabe wagner, WCV, pinned Shane White, CMB, 3:19. 182: Logan Cory, CMB, pinned tim draper, WCV, 1:09. 195: Charles Robertson, CMB, pinned carson schneller, WCV, 1:27. 220: Archer McFadden, CMB, forf. . 285: Dawson Dahlke, CMB, pinned tristin lloyd, WCV, 0:40 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 42.0 Belmond Klemme (BEKL) 40.0 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, pinned Juan Guido, BEKL, 1:31. 120: Zach Andrews, BEKL, forf. . 126: Mike Anderson, BEKL, pinned Beau Iske, CMB, 3:53. 132: Tanner Heaberlin, BEKL, pinned Bailey Holgate, CMB, 0:38. 138: Even Bianchi, CMB, pinned Jonny Dugger, BEKL, 1:45. 145: Nick Leonard, CMB, forf. . 152: Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, forf. . 160: Race Toftey, BEKL, maj. dec. Jordan Coughenour, CMB, 12-4. 170: Nick Raftis, BEKL, pinned Shane White, CMB, 4:00. 182: Logan Cory, CMB, forf. . 195: Charles Robertson, CMB, forf. . 220: Archer McFadden, CMB, forf. . 285: Luke Worden, BEKL, pinned Dawson Dahlke, CMB, 1:51. 106: Zach Anderson, BEKL, forf.. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 46.0 Albany (ALBA) 27.0 126: Beau Iske, CMB, forf. . 132: Ryan Jones, ALBA, pinned Bailey Holgate, CMB, 2:34. 138: Even Bianchi, CMB, maj. dec. Tyler Osmon, ALBA, 11-3. 145: Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, forf. . 152: Colton Newman, ALBA, pinned Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, 2:41. 160: Jordan Coughenour, CMB, forf. . 170: Adam Putnam, ALBA, pinned Shane White, CMB, 3:12. 182: Duncan Payne, ALBA, dec. Logan Cory, CMB, 5-3. 195: Charles Robertson, CMB, forf. . 220: Archer McFadden, CMB, pinned Ross Clair, ALBA, 0:12. 285: Dawson Dahlke, CMB, forf. . 106: double forfeit. 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, forf. . 120: Khol Bounds, ALBA, forf.. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 52.0 Dallas Center-Grimes (DCG) 21.0 132 Bailey Holgate, CMB, pinned Andrew Williams, DCG, 5:50 138 Sean Kelly, DCG, dec. Even Bianchi, CMB, 11-5 145 Nick Duckett, DCG, pinned Nick Leonard, CMB, 5:21 152 Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, maj. dec. Dylan Cory, DCG, 9-0 160 Jordan

Coughenour, CMB, pinned Alex Winter, DCG, 0:48 170 Shane White, CMB, pinned Kole Hicok, DCG, 0:56 182 Logan Cory, CMB, forf. 195 Charles Robertson, CMB, pinned Wyatt Croushore, DCG, 1:34 220 Zach Collins, DCG, pinned Archer McFadden, CMB, 5:34 285 Dawson Dahlke, CMB, pinned Danny Murphy, DCG, 1:14 106 double forfeit 113 Jacob Hennick, CMB, pinned Jacob Majava, DCG, 2:58 120 Rob Gomez, DCG, forf. 126 Beau Iske, CMB, pinned Jacob Murillo, DCG, 2:53. Dec. 12 Double Dual at North Polk North Polk (NOPO) 42.0 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 39.0 106: Chase Erickson, NOPO, forf. . 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, pinned Gabe Surles, NOPO, 1:32. 120: Austin Smith, NOPO, pinned Lane Howes, CMB, 2:45. 126: Beau Iske, CMB, forf. . 132: Isacc Sharp, NOPO, pinned Bailey Holgate, CMB, 4:39. 138: Even Bianchi, CMB, dec. Cody Meiners, NOPO, 11-5. 145: Jake Grim, NOPO, pinned Nick Leonard, CMB, 0:35. 152: Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, pinned Graham Hoshaw, NOPO, 0:40. 160: Jordan Coughenour, CMB, pinned Dalton Hutchison, NOPO, 2:35. 170: Luke Jacobs, NOPO, pinned Blake Coughenour, CMB, 1:59. 182: Shane White, CMB, pinned Dalton Hutchison, NOPO, 1:50. 195: Charles Robertson, CMB, pinned Travis Jacobs, NOPO, 3:43. 220: Ben Bruggeman, NOPO, pinned Archer McFadden, CMB, 2:17. 285: TJ Krehbeil, NOPO, pinned Dawson Dahlke, CMB, 0:57. Gilbert (GILB) 48.0 Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (CMB) 36.0 106: Sinjin Briggs, GILB, forf. . 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, pinned Brandon Crow, GILB, 1:00. 120: Adam Hoover, GILB, pinned Lane Howes, CMB, 3:00. 126: Beau Iske, CMB, pinned Anthony Dikerson, GILB, 2:59. 132: Bailey Holgate, CMB, pinned Stephen Moore, GILB, 2:13. 138: Chandler Neumann, GILB, pinned Even Bianchi, CMB, 3:33. 145: Austin Brause, GILB, pinned Nick Leonard, CMB, 3:18. 152: Tristan Gibson, GILB, pinned Frank Mittlestadt, CMB, 5:02. 160: Jordan Coughenour, CMB, pinned Jaden Hasstedt, GILB, 3:27. 170: Blake Coughenour, CMB, pinned Robert Thomas, GILB, 1:20. 182: Chase Whetstone, GILB, pinned Shane White, CMB, 1:01. 195: Kelly Pierce, GILB, pinned Charles Robertson, CMB, 5:51. 220: Brady Kline, GILB, pinned Archer McFadden, CMB, 0:46. 285: Dawson Dahlke, CMB, pinned Eli Harris, GILB, 0:54.

Wrestling: Newton JV competes at Southeast Polk Continued from Page 1B Wrestling at 138 for Newton were Tanner Petro, 1-1, and Noah Hammer, 0-2. Caleb Kite was 1-4 at 182. Caden Manning went 1-2 in the 285-pound matches. Cole Doering had a 1-2 mark at 195, while Jacob Smith went 0-2 at that weight. Jonathan Lawton and Aren Sorensen each had matches at 106 and 113. Lawton was 1-2 at 106 and 1-0 at 113. Sorensen was 0-3 at 113 and went 1-1 at 106. Three Cardinals wrestled in the 145-pound division. Reed Shepard had a 0-2 mark, plus went 1-0 at 152. Trevor Miller was 1-1 and Harley Walker was 0-1. Southeast Polk JV Duals Urbandale (URBA) 42.0 Newton (NEWT) 40.0 106 Jonathon Lawton, NEWT, pinned Nash Thomas, URBA, 1:08 113 Jacob Baysinger, URBA, pinned Aren Sorensen, NEWT, 1:18 120 Jacob Fisher, NEWT, maj. dec. Payton Towers, URBA, 15-2 126 Caleb Nelson, URBA, pinned Mike Welcher, NEWT, 1:35 132 Brady Smith, NEWT, pinned Matt Siegel, URBA, 1:52 138 JT Kramer, URBA, pinned Tanner Petro, NEWT, 1:03 145 Logan

Remetch, URBA, pinned Reed Shepard, NEWT, 0:37 152 Nickolas Geerlings, NEWT, pinned Nick Battani, URBA, 1:08 160 Peyton Patterson, NEWT, pinned Connor Hayes, URBA, 5:28 170 Sergei Nuebauer, URBA, pinned Duncan Lee, NEWT, 0:50 182 Blaine Price, URBA, pinned Caleb Kite, NEWT, 3:24 195 Cole Doerring, NEWT, pinned Tony Ruffalo, URBA, 2:36 220 Jordan Henning, NEWT, pinned , , 1:04 285 Dante Johnson-Taylor, URBA, pinned Caden Manning, NEWT, 0:17 Dowling Catholic (DOCA) 59.0 Newton (NEWT) 18.0 113 Daniel Copeland, DOCA, pinned Aren Sorensen, NEWT, 0:26 120 RICKY FERNANDEZ, DOCA, forf. 126 soren khyl, DOCA, forf. 132 Brady Smith, NEWT, pinned Jon Hallman, DOCA, 0:57 138 Tanner Petro, NEWT, pinned JACOB MIYAZAKI, DOCA, 2:11 145 Sam Bocken, DOCA, tech. fall Harley Walker, NEWT, 5:46 18-2 152 Nickolas Geerlings, NEWT, dec. Connor Pitz, DOCA, 8-3 160 Ben McLuen, DOCA, pinned Peyton Patterson, NEWT, 5:21 170 Jacob Shedenhelm, DOCA, pinned Duncan Lee, NEWT, 5:11 182 Cole Patton, DOCA, pinned Caleb Kite, NEWT, 1:36 195 tommy Gookin, DOCA, pinned Cole Doerring, NEWT, 1:05 220 Jordan Henning, NEWT, dec. Steven Johnson, DOCA, 2-0 285 Carter Havekost, DOCA, pinned Caden Manning, NEWT, 0:40 106 Michael Collins, DOCA, pinned Jonathon Lawton, NEWT, 5:43 Southeast Polk (SOPO) 62.0 Newton (NEWT) 12.0 120 Devin Frentress, SOPO, forf. 126 Alex Wright, SOPO, forf. 132 Philip Quick, SOPO, dec. Brady Smith, NEWT, 2-0 138 Jonah Grant, SOPO, maj. dec. Noah Hammer, NEWT, 16-2 145 Gavin Babcock, SOPO, pinned Reed Shepard, NEWT, 0:47 152 Solomon Jones, SOPO, pinned Nickolas Geerlings, NEWT, 2:53 160 Earl Kimmel, NEWT, pinned Zack Dirks, SOPO, 3:50 170 Wade Barclay, SOPO, dec.

Peyton Patterson, NEWT, 9-6 182 Ricky Schrier, SOPO, pinned Caleb Kite, NEWT, 0:57 195 Damien Ramirez, SOPO, maj. dec. Jacob Smith, NEWT, 10-2 220 Levi Brand, SOPO, pinned Jordan Henning, NEWT, 0:41 285 Lucas Montgomery, NEWT, forf. 106 Brandon Vayvanh, SOPO, pinned Jonathon Lawton, NEWT, 3:38 113 Ethan Timm, SOPO, pinned Aren Sorensen, NEWT, 0:48 Cedar Rapids Jefferson (CRJ) 63.0 Newton (NEWT) 18.0 126 Dalton Mastin, CRJ, forf. 132 Quinn Hoffman, CRJ, dec. Brady Smith, NEWT, 7-5 138 Colton Endsley, CRJ, pinned Noah Hammer, NEWT, 0:57 145 Zach Kester, CRJ, pinned Trevor Miller, NEWT, 1:09 152 Nick Moriston, CRJ, inj. def. Nickolas Geerlings, NEWT, 160 Peyton Patterson, NEWT, forf. 170 Richard Moomey, CRJ, pinned Earl Kimmel, NEWT, 3:37 182 William Orr, CRJ, pinned Caleb Kite, NEWT, 0:26 195 Callahan Moore, CRJ, pinned Jacob Smith, NEWT, 0:27 220 Jordan Henning, NEWT, pinned Kenneth Wappler, CRJ, 0:53 285 Lucas Montgomery, NEWT, forf. 106 Zach Main, CRJ, pinned Aren Sorensen, NEWT, 1:12 113 Joseph Sibomana, CRJ, forf. 120 Tyler Unkel, CRJ, forf. Newton (NEWT) 60.0 Atlantic (ATLA) 15.0 132 Marshall McDermott, ATLA, dec. Brady Smith, NEWT, 7-3 138 Tanner Mauk, ATLA, dec. Tanner Petro, NEWT, 7-3 145 Trevor Miller, NEWT, forf. 152 Reed Shepard, NEWT, forf. 160 Drake Roller, ATLA, dec. Peyton Patterson, NEWT, 9-4 170 Duncan Lee, NEWT, forf. 182 Caleb Kite, NEWT, forf. 195 Travis Petersen, ATLA, pinned Cole Doerring, NEWT, 1:18 220 Jordan Henning, NEWT, forf. 285 Caden Manning, NEWT, forf. 106 Aren Sorensen, NEWT, forf. 113 Jonathon Lawton, NEWT, forf. 120 Jacob Fisher, NEWT, forf. 126 Mike Welcher, NEWT, forf.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Public Notices THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DAYLIS SMITH, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036415 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of DAYLIS SMITH, Deceased, who died on or about November 16, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 6th day of December, 2013, the last will and testament of DAYLIS SMITH, deceased, bearing date of the 14th day of November, 2013, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Darin L. Smith was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 9th day of December, 2013. Darin L. Smith Executor of estate R. Ronald Pogge, Attorney for the Estate *Designated Codicil(s) if any, with date(s) R. Ronald Pogge, ICIS PIN No: AT0006374 Attorney for executor Hopkins & Huebner, P.C. 2700 Grand Avenue, Suite 111 Des Moines, IA 50312 Address Date of second publication 24th day of December, 2013 Probate Code Section 304 December 17 & December 24

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The full moon in Gemini, the sign of the twins, opens our eyes to the dualities of our world. The yin and yang, the good and evil, and the creative and destructive forces may seem at odds with each other, but they actually work together and even depend on each other for their very existence. Today will bring a perfect example of it.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). You attract the people you most need this year. Loved ones harmonize with you on multiple levels. Keep circulating through January — one important contact will burst open economic opportunity for you. Follow a new professional plan in March. June and August are the luckiest months for lifestyle upgrades. Aquarius and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 22, 28 and 29.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don’t require your loved ones to be or believe as you do. Being whole on your own, you can disagree with someone and still hold that person’s hand.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You are able to present the truth in a way that others want to hear — not necessarily a lie, but also not the complete story. Be careful. Someone may

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Perhaps it would be better for everyone if people would do things in accordance with your timeline, but they won’t. Nagging won’t help matters. Your attractive attitude is the best tool you have for influencing others.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just because something is working doesn’t mean you should leave it alone. You’ll see an example of a superior product, system or relationship and be inspired to take your own scene up a level. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Traffic, weather, the passage of time — all things you can’t change, but oh, how you would if you could today. A happy friend will help you enjoy the many things over

which you do have control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a test and/or major passage coming up, and the outcome will depend on how prepared you are. Spend time on it today, and plan on spending more time in the days to come. Make a daily habit out of it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even the most graceful relationships are messy. To love another is to make a mess of something, be it feelings, thoughts, schedules or property. Something is bound to get broken and that’s just part of it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s like you’re in a period-piece romance in which your attractive co-star is acting stoic and distant because he or she is in love with you. A handwritten note will drive the drama home. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are able to put your own needs and wishes aside in order to understand what others want and need out of a situation.

This allows you to project the image you feel will most influence others. Use your powers for good! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If there’s one thing to be learned today, it’s to have more patience waiting in lines. Impatient, tight, mad faces are ugly, and they make everyone else’s experience ugly, too. The superior mind smiles while waiting. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s one of those rare times when it’s actually positive to dwell on the past. You’ll learn something. There’s a bit you missed, and when you look back, it will click into place for you. This changes how you think of yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don’t resent other people’s success, though it does get on your nerves from time to time, especially if said “other people” won’t shut up about it. Ignore the boasters. It will drive them crazy. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

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Newton eighth-grade basketball action

Eyes on the basketball — Newton’s Grayson Graham (24) sets up defensively, guarding Knoxville’s Jacob Zuck (5) during Monday’s home game. The Newton Cardinals were leading 22-19 at halftime in the A-team contest against the visiting Panthers.

Putting up a shot over two Marshalltown defenders is Newton’s Anna Forsyth (25) in Monday’s home game. The Newton eighth-grade girls lost 26-17 to Marshalltown.

At left, Newton’s Djuanyel Denham (55) gets a lot of attention even lined up along the free-throw lane as two Knoxville defenders guard him as they wait for a rebound opportunity in Monday’s game.

At left, Newton’s Marcelina Marvelli (9) dribbles and looks around to see if any defenders are coming up on her side.

Ali Bestell of Newton (right) ties up the basketball with a Marshalltown player during Monday’s home game.

Photos by Jocelyn Sheets, Daily News

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Going right to the hoop is Newton’s Garret Sturtz (14) against Knoxville in Monday’s contest at home against the Panthers.

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