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Osceola awarded $10K grant for new bike share project By KELSEY HAUGEN
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Recently, Osceola was awarded a $10,000 grant toward its new Clarke Community Bike Share project. The Wellmark Foundation, a nonprofit organization, awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants in Iowa totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make communities healthier. The projects chosen, out of 79 submissions, were awarded for their emphasis on providing long-term opportunities to make community members more active and healthy. “All of these communities and organizations are committed to improving the health and well-being of their citizens,” said Stephanie Perry, The Wellmark Foundation manager, in a press release. “These grants fund projects that will have
a community-wide impact now and for future generations.” As Osceola received $10,000, other projects in nearby communities were awarded, too. Afton received $5,000 to resurface its community basketball court, Creston was awarded $10,000 for a new playground at Taylor Park and Mount Ayr received $10,000 toward the Dragoon Trace Nature Center.
Osceola Osceola’s up-and-coming bike share program, spearheaded by Clarke County Public Health (CCPH), will allow local residents to check out a bicycle for a small fee and return it after riding. The goal is to start out with 10 new bikes plus bike racks. “We submitted a grant proposal, and then we had to post it on social media
and ask for the people of Clarke County to vote on it,” said Mackenzie Hickenbottom, RN and CCPH administrator. “That was a portion of what they considered community support to get the grant.” The purpose of launching the project is to improve health and wellness in Clarke County, Hickenbottom said. “We do a community health needs assessment every five years, and we did ours in the summer of 2015, and one of the things we found that we wanted to improve in Clarke County was the obesity rate. It’s pretty high,” she said. “And, we wanted to increase ways that people can do physical activi- Hickenbottom ty. So, we
have come up with this idea of getting a bike share, so that way, it’s easy access to physical activity in the community and things for people to do. We’re excited to implement the project now that we have the funds to do it.” Hickenbottom said the bikes will be “old-style with a basket on them,” to be used for leisurely riding. The bikes will be in sets of two on racks around Osceola. Right now, the plan is to have the bikes located on the town square. “We’re going to start that in the spring when we get the bikes, and then, once summer comes, if it’s going OK, ... we can move them to different areas of town. So, we could put some at the pool, for example,” she said. “There might be a small fee that we can use for the maintenance of the bike. We haven’t come up with
all the details, but it would be a very small fee to check out the bikes and bring them back to the stand that they’re from.” The Community Kickstarter grant will cover the majority of the funds needed to purchase the new bikes and racks. “There’s about $1,000 more needed to get 10 bikes. Right now, we have enough for nine, but hopefully, we can get the 10; I think that’s a good number to start with,” Hickenbottom said. “We’ve reached out to parks and rec, the city council and Clarke supervisors, and everyone’s very supportive of the project, so I think we’ll be able to get the full 10 bikes.” The Community Kickstarter funds will be released early this month, and then CCPH staff will purchase the bikes, which will BIKE SHARE | 4B
Osceola on the path to enlightenment Total loss in New Virginia fire By HILARY FERRAND
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Erica Miller, owner of inSpirit Healing Arts in Tiffin, hosted a Thanksgiving meditation Thursday, Nov. 25, at Wild Poppy Salon & Day Spa & School of Massage. Free-will offerings for the event were donated to the Osceola Senior Center. For those who aren’t familiar with meditation, some confuse it with prayer. While there are similarities, the meditation practiced and taught by Miller isn’t religious in nature. “I’ve definitely had some very prof o u n d moments in my m e d i tation, places that I’ve been in Miller my meditation where it has created real change within my life,” Miller said.
Most of the focus during meditation is inward. Concentrating on your body, breathing, emotions and overall wellness is key. Depending on the type of meditation you’re practicing, you might expand those thoughts to others as well. “It can create a foundation of emotional stability, of open-heartedness, of open-mindedness, of experiencing life at its fullest,” Miller said. “Meditation is life changing.” She’s not the only one saying it. Some doctors – including Nobel Prize-winner Elizabeth Blackburn – are seeking to prove real health benefits to meditation. According to Blackburn’s recently published study, it fights early aging. Harvard researchers are currently conducting a five-year study on the impact medication has on depression, stress and chronic anxiety. How much meditation is needed to see a change? “A lot can happen in a small amount of time,” Miller said.
Her online meditation class, “Off the Cushion,” provides students with a five-minute, 10-minute and 25-minute guided session each week. Miller said meditation is flexible enough to work with any schedule. “It’s better to give yourself that five minutes – even if it’s a quick five minutes,” Miller said. The Thanksgiving session at Wild Poppy Salon lasted nearly an hour and centered on a practice called Metta Bhavana. Translated, the name means, “loving kindness,” and as the session progresses, practitioners are called to thank themselves, and then move those positive feelings out toward loved ones, strangers and even those they might consider enemies, before returning again to oneself. While Miller’s practice is located in Tiffin, housed in the same building as the LifePoint Christian Faith Center, she has local ties. “I come back every few months to see my grandfather, Bill Oehlert,” Miller
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Virginia Township firefighters were called to 21559 58 Ave., north of New Virginia, for a structure fire 2:45 p.m. Nov. 18. Upon first alarm, St. Mary’s and Osceola fire departments were called to assist. “For most house fires we have to call for help because we don’t have enough people on during the day,” said Virginia Township Fire Chief Mike Bethards. When crews arrived on the scene, they found the house, owned by Judy Voltmer, fully engulfed. Because of high winds, the fire had spread to two nearby vehicles and a small shed also owned by Voltmer. Firefighters estab-
lished a water supply then battled the fire and winds for nearly four hours. At around 6:30 p.m., the fire was safely controlled. Virginia Township firefighters responded back to the location three times overnight to extinguish hot spots reignited by high winds. According to a Virginia Township Fire Department report, the structures and two vehicles are considered a total loss. After the investigation was complete, Bethards said the fire most likely started after an electrical surge in the area that also affected other residents.
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No citations were issued after an accident 1 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at 511 S. Dewey St. According to an Osceola Police report, a 1998 Cadillac was parked in front of a residence when it was struck by an unknown vehicle. Damage estimate is $2,000. —————— Guy Leslie Roberts, 28, of Des Moines was charged with failure to stop in a safe and assured distance, not having insurance and driving while under suspension after an accident 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the
intersection of West Clay and North Fillmore streets. According to an Osceola Police report, a 2005 Chevrolet driven by James Wilson Denly, 25, of Osceola was sitting at a stop sign at a four-way intersection when a 2000 Volkwagen driven by Roberts rear-ended him. Roberts said he hates driving a manual transmission. Damage estimates are $500 to Roberts’ vehicle and $2,000 to Denly’s vehicle. —————— No citations were issued after an accident 2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the inter-
section of East Washington and North Park streets. According to an Osceola Police report, a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Nathaniel Patrick Aller, 25, of Osceola was stopped at a stop sign headed west on East Washington Street. He did not see a 2015 Chevrolet driven by Crystal Eugenia Ciecalone, 33, of Osceola, headed south on North Park Street. Aller continued through the stop and ran into the left side of Ciecalone’s car. Damage estimates are $800 to Aller’s vehicle and
$1,800 to Ciecalone’s vehicle. —————— No citations were issued after an accident 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, on Interstate 35. According to an Osceola Police report, a 2010 Subaru driven by Beau Eliot Gilbert, 21, of Huxley was northbound on Interstate 35 just south of exit 33 when it struck a deer. Gilbert pulled off at exit 33 at the Casey’s and called law enforcement for a report. Damage estimate is $5,000 to Gilbert’s vehicle.
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Iowa DCI investigating death in Leon LEON — Leon police were called 11:08 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, to 500 SE 2nd St. in Leon, where the body of an adult male was found by two individuals. Officers and EMS arrived, and the medical examiner verified that the individual was deceased.
According to law enforcement, the body has been identified as 53-yearold Steven Dabb of Leon. Dabb’s body was found in a home in which Dabb had resided but had recently been destroyed by fire. An autopsy conducted at the office of the state med-
ical examiner in Ankeny found no major trauma to the body. The final cause and manner of death are pending final toxicology results, expected in 6-8 weeks. Decatur County Attorney Lisa Jeanes said there is no reason to believe members of the public are in any dan-
ger. This matter is being investigated by the Leon Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. If you have any information regarding the investigation, please contact the Leon Police Department at 641-446-6221.
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ACLU of Iowa to represent Knoxville girl in ‘sexting’ lawsuit DES MOINES — Today the ACLU of Iowa announced that it will represent a 14-year-old Knoxville girl who was threatened with criminal charges after texting suggestive photos of herself to a boy. As a result, a local county attorney is threatening her with sexual exploitation of a minor— herself. The two photos at issue don’t show any nudity. In one of the photographs, she is wearing a sports bra and boy shorts. In the other, she’s in boy shorts with her hair covering her breasts. In the lawsuit, the girl is identified as Nancy Doe. Because of the photos, the local county attorney has threatened Nancy Doe with charges that, if she were convicted of them, would come with the possibility of prison time and placement on the sex offender registry. To avoid prosecution, he told her, she would have to sign an admission of guilt, enroll in a pre-trial diversion program involving
community service, attend classes on the dangers of sexting, and have no access to her phone or laptop for a set period of time. Doe’s parents object to the threats of prosecution as well as the county attorney’s alternatives. In the lawsuit, which seeks no monetary reward or damages, the Does ask only that the threats of prosecution, as well as required actions to avoid prosecution, be dropped. Rita Bettis, ACLU of Iowa legal director, said, “The Does are reasonably concerned that the pretrial diversion program would have a harmful effect on their daughter’s self-esteem and punish her for doing something that was hardly obscene or against the law. They do not want her to be labeled or shamed for her behavior.” Nancy Doe’s mother, identified as Jane Doe, said, “It’s important to us to try to protect our daughter from these charges. It’s our
job to raise our daughter; not the county attorney’s. The response from the county attorney has been highly inappropriate and stigmatizing. And to charge her with sexual exploitation of herself is beyond bewildering. “We’re also concerned that the alternatives she’s been given to prosecution will do more harm than good,” Jane Doe said. “The photos don’t reveal any more skin that what you’d see in many swimsuit ads. We wish to deal with this as a family in our own manner and in our own time without government interference.” Bettis said the ACLU became involved in the case, in part, to protect Nancy Doe’s right to free speech and expression. “It is a violation of the First Amendment for a prosecutor to threaten to bring criminal charges for protected speech and expression. As a policy matter, we also believe that it truly defies common sense to threatened to put a child in
jail or prison or place her on the sex offender registry for taking a picture of herself.” In addition, the lawsuit asks the court to affirm the Does’ fundamental right to raise their child without undue interference by the state, in the way that they think is appropriate. Finally, the lawsuit asserts that Nancy Doe is being treated differently than a boy would because she is being threatened with prosecution for taking photos that include her breasts, even though they were covered up. The lawsuit asks the court to find that boys and girls should not be treated differently for engaging in the same behavior. Des Moines civil rights attorney Glen Downey will serve as an ACLU cooperating attorney in the case. “These child pornography statutes were never meant to be applied to the children themselves,” said Downey. “And in this case, Nancy Doe hasn’t even engaged in behavior that is a crime.”
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Evelyn Edna Bristow, 92, of Osceola died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Southern Hills Specialty Care. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Maple Hill Cemetery Bristow with the Rev. Ryan Arnold officiating. Visitation with family present was from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., in Osceola. Interment followed in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Paws and Effect Pet Partner Program. Online condolences may be left at www. kalefuneralhome.com. Evelyn Edna Bristow, daughter of Fredrick Alfonz Voorhies and Violet (Sinder) Voorhies, was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Louisville, Kentucky. Evelyn received her education in Louisville where she received her nursing degree. She later earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing at Saint Francis School of Nursing. Evelyn served her country with the United States Army in the
Jerry Redman Leon
Jerry Dean Redman, 82, of Leon died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola. A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Van Wert Community Center. In lieu Redman of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in memory of Jerry Redman to HCI Care Services, 715 W. McLane St., Ste.100, Osceola, IA 50213. Jerry Dean Redman, son of Raymond Allen Redman and Nadene Marie Lantz Redman, was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Van Wert. Jerry received his education in Decatur County attending Van Wert High School where he graduated in 1953. On May 2, 1954, he married Alice Eveline Roe at Van Wert. Jerry worked as a farmer for many years in Decatur County. He worked for the city of Clive Parks and Recreation Department as an equipment operator FOR SALE
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Nursing Corps during World War II attaining the rank of second lieutenant. She married George Benjamin Bristow at Louisville, Kentucky. Evelyn worked in the medical field as a nurse at various places over the years. After the death of her husband in 1973, Evelyn moved to Des Moines and began working at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. She also worked at Madelyn Shepards and volunteered at Jordan House in West Des Moines. Evelyn remained in her own home until 2004 when she became a resident of The Lodge on Ashworth in West Des Moines. She was a member of Davis-Pence American Legion Post No. 69 in Osceola, First Christian Church in Des Moines and PEO. Evelyn volunteered at the Art Center in Des Moines. Evelyn is survived by her son Brad (Carol) Bristow of Urbandale; grandsons, George B. Bristow of Oakdale, California, and Bryan C. Bristow of Sacramento, California; sister Violet Hanlon of Louisville, Kentucky; nephew Robin (Darlene) Hanlon of Louisville, Kentucky; great-nephew Ben Hanlon of Louisville, Kentucky; as well as other relatives and many friends. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Benjamin Bristow, MD; and son Arthur “Bart” Barlett Bristow, DO. from 1994-1999 and later mowed the city of Clive parks from 2005-2009. Jerry received his pilot’s license. Jerry is survived by his daughters, Diane (Bob) Sayre of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Linda (Dennis) Vinson of Leon; granddaughters, Tamara (Marc) Shannon of Mason City and Elisabeth McQuistan of Waukee;
James Sage Des Moines
James Sage, 82, of Des Moines died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society in Indianola. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Saturd a y , N o v . 26, followed by the f u n e r - Sage al service at 2 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW Ninth St., in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to HCI Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com. James, son of E. Ralph and Francis Sage, was born Dec. 8, 1933, in Leon. In his younger years, he lived in Leon and was a cattle farmer. On June 19, 1955, he married Donna Boggs.
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Paul Wirth, 96, of Osceola died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola.
grandsons, Chris (Amy) McClaran of Decatur, John Rovane of Des Moines, Cole Vinson of Leon and Caleb (Nichole) Vinson of Leon; sisters, Mardell (Dave) Boles of Murray and Marlene Nash of Murray; brother Ben Redman of Twin Bridges, Montana; great-granddaughters, Nicole Cole, Lydia McClaran, Stormy Brenizer, Eve Shannon and Harper Vin-
James served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957. He worked for Iowa Packing Company before going into trucking and auto body work with his brother-in-law. James retired in 1998 from Holmes Oldsmobile. James is survived by his daughter Gail Sage (Bill Pence); son Bradley Sage (Deb Johann); daughter-in-law Debbie Sage; grandchildren, Cody (Cheyenne), Brady (Tiffany), Molly (Sammy Holland), Jamie, Amanda Kirchhoff, Allison Kirchhoff and Bryce Speirs; great-grandchildren, Cadence, Elli, Wesson, Leighton, James Wylin and Bristol (on the way); siblings, Gary (Alta) Sage, Russell (Janet) Sage and Charles Sage; many nieces, nephews and other loving family. James was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna; sister Dorothy Headman and sons, James Brent and Bruce Alan.
Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, with interment at Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Davis Pence Post 69 American Legion in Osceola.
son; great-grandsons, Lane Moore and Cyler Vinson; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and brother Norman Redman.
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Local experts share top gift-wrapping techniques There’s a lot of giving going on these days in Osceola, which means there will also be plenty of gifts to wrap. The right packaging helps make lasting memories. Shoppers can create the prettiest packages possible by following the top gift-wrapping tips from local experts. Dianne Riley is the Clarke County Toys for Christmas treasurer, and by her estimation, the group oversees the wrapping of around 800 presents each year. “Balls are hard to wrap when you don’t have a box,” Riley said. “Kids will always guess what those are.” Boxes make wrapping everything easier and usually more attractive, but they don’t have to be square either, she points out. For instance, the group uses cardboard tubing to wrap long, thin gifts like fishing poles. Preserving the element of surprise is key, and that’s tough when giving presents to children.
Presents with polish “Some folks who wrap try very hard to use the smallest amount of paper a package needs. It’s neater that way,” Riley said. Working on a flat, waisthigh surface helps, too. Not only does it keep present wrappers organized, but there’s less bending involved, so their backs won’t get strained in the process. For personal gifts for friends and family, Riley
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The Clarke County Prevent Child Abuse Council held a bake sale Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Fareway. The council raised $375. “The most popular baked goods were the pies and cookies,” said President Jen Mitchell. The Prevent Child Abuse Council was formed to help alleviate family stressors and provide parents with the resources they need to do their very best. This includes meeting the needs of a growing
Latin population in Osceola. “Up until recently, we had a Spanish-speaking employee in our public health office,” said Clarke County Public Health Administrator Mackenzie Hickenbottom. “She left to further her education.” However, the department has access to a telephone-based translation service to help bridge language barriers. In addition, there is a bilingual parent educator from the Parents and Teachers program on the council to ensure resources are available to all who need them. The most common types of help available
in Clarke County are food pantry referrals and financial assistance, but the council also shares general parenting advice and gets the word out about family activities taking place in and around Osceola. “We set up at a lot of community events to give information to parents,” Mitchell said. “We’ve done the Easter egg hunts, the fire department open house, the Village preschool open house.” To make a donation, assist in an event or find out more about opportunities for families needing help, contact Mitchell at 641-4147105.
Clarke pride helps fund safe night out The Clarke After Prom Parent Organization is hosting a Clarke T-shirt fundraiser through Dec. 2. Shirts cost $12 or $15 for glitter lettering. Adult sizes run from small to 5XL, and children’s sizes from small to XL. After Prom is a tradition in Osceola, and it’s an event parents put serious effort into providing every year. Beginning in May, the group began concession sales at middle school games. From raffles to window clings, they’re working
to raise the $12,000 to $15,000 needed to make After Prom a night to remember. The T-shirts are the latest way the group is stirring up awareness and raising money. So far, they have generated interest. “We’re trying to spread the word,” said Nikki Smith, one of this year’s organizers. “This group is usually the parents of the junior class. The kids raise money for the prom, and the parents raise money for the After Prom.” The party provides
juniors and seniors attending the prom to have a fun and safe place to spend the rest of the night out with friends. “It goes all the way until breakfast,” Smith said. T-shirts are available with the following slogans: Clarke LOVE, Clarke Mom, Clarke Dad, Clarke Grandma, Clarke Grandpa, Clarke Grandparent and Clarke Alumni. Those interested in making a purchase can call Smith at 641-3422756.
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Ready or not: Pictured is a holiday window display, but forecasts say real snow will be here sooner than later.
Pictured is barber Gus Baker. The patron is unknown.
Gus Becker’s Barber Shop was located on the north side of the square from 1915 to 1929. Two produce companies were later at that location, the last was Crawford Pro-
duce. Paul and Bernice Neidt purchased the Crawford Produce building in 1952. In 1953, Neidt jacked up the frame of the building and moved it back on the lot, where he built a completely
new block and tile structure on the front. The Crawford Produce building was somewhat of a landmark. About two steps above the ground level, its “stoop” served as a
park bench for town loafers. The old stoop was supplanted by a ramp, which enabled easy rolling of wheeled equipment between the store proper and the old produce building.
‘Good Girls Revolt’ author to discuss political and workplace environment for women AMES – A former news magazine editor who helped change the role of women in journalism will visit Iowa State University as the fall 2016 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine and former editor-in-chief of Working Woman magazine, will present “The Good Girls Revolt: Women, Work and Politics” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. A reception and book signing will follow the free, public lecture. Povich is author of the book “The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.” Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, which sponsors the lecture series, says Povich exemplifies the power of speaking up and challenging the status quo, and why women
need to continue to do so today. “Although many legislative strides were made during the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, we still have a long way to go as far as achieving pay equity in the workplace as well as increasing women’s representation in executive and political leadership,” Bystrom said. “For example, although the Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963, women now earn on average 80 cents to every dollar earned by men. We must continue to fight for women’s rights with our voices and our vote.” Povich began her career as a secretary in the Paris bureau of Newsweek magazine, rising to become a reporter and writer in New York City. In 1970, she was one of 46 women who filed sex discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the magazine, the first women in the media to do so. The
women settled their case on August 26, 1970—the same day as the first Women’s Strike for Equality, when 50,000 women marched down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. When Newsweek’s management did not fulfill its promises to hire and promote women, the women sued again in 1972. But this time, Katharine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post Co., which owned Newsweek, ordered her corporate lawyer to settle the case and set goals and timetables for the promotion of women at the magazine. “By the end of 1975, one-third of all reporters and writers were to be women, one third of all researchers were to be men, and there would be a woman senior editor,” said Povich, who was named Newsweek’s first woman senior editor
in 1975. In 2012, Povich published a book, “The Good Girls Revolt,” about the landmark lawsuit, its bittersweet effects on the women involved, and what has—and hasn’t—changed for women in the workplace. Her book has inspired a 10-part original series, available now on Amazon Prime. A trailer from the series is available here. Povich became editor-in-chief of Working Woman magazine in 1991 and, in 1996, joined MSNBC. com as its East Coast managing editor, overseeing the internet content of NBC News and MSNBC cable programs and personalities. In 2005, she edited a book of columns by her father, famed Washington Post sports writer Shirley Povich, titled “All Those Mornings . . . at the Post.” A recipient of the Matrix Award for Magazines, Povich serves on the advisory boards of the REVOLT | 3B
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Interstate 35 girls start season with solid win By RYAN KRONBERG OST sports editor rkronberg@osceolaiowa. com
TRURO — Class 2A seventh-ranked Interstate 35 and Madison County rival Winterset pushed each other back and forth in the season opener for both girls basketball teams on Nov. 18. The powerful Roadrunners held on down the stretch to earn a 58-50 victory. The Roadrunners made six straight free throws in the final 90 seconds for the win. “We spend a lot of time shooting free throws,” said Interstate 35 coach Jamie Smith. “We take a lot of pride in our shooting. Free throws is one of them. If we’re going to run, we’re going to get to the line, so you better make your free throws.” Interstate 35 went on several long scoring runs, but Winterset would respond each time in a typical contest between the two teams. “We usually battle,” Smith said. “It was back and forth. We made some runs and they’d come down and hit a couple of buckets. Overall, it
was a good game.” Interstate 35 kept up the effort defensively. “I really liked the intensity we had,” Smith said. The Roadrunners pushed the pace in transition regularly. “We’ve been working on it,” Smith said. “Some of it’s new for us trying to get the ball up and down the court, let the kids play more. We don’t shy away from people shooting.” Gracie McCuddin stepped into her new role and handled it well, starting in place of the injured Riley Morris. “Gracie McCuddin got in 10 games last year. She did a good job of feeling her way out there,” Smith said Creighton signee Gracey Griglione led all scorers with 22 points. She added a game-high 12 rebounds, five blocked shots and five assists. Slye Richardson had 13 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Cheyenne Hiatt added 12 points and three rebounds. UP NEXT — Interstate 35 (1-0) is back on the court Friday at Southeast Warren. They are at Class 2A fourthranked Central Decatur Tuesday and at Wayne Friday, Dec. 9. OST photo by RYAN KRONBERG
Interstate 35 senior Cheyenne Hiatt drives in for a layup during the Roadrunners game against Winterset on Nov. 18 in Truro. Hiatt finished with 12 points and three rebounds in Interstate 35’s 58-50 win. OST photo by RYAN KRONBERG
Interstate 35 sophomore Gracie McCuddin battles for a rebound with two Winterset players during their game on Nov. 18 in Truro. McCuddin played well in her first varsity start according to Interstate 35 coach Jamie Smith.
Basketball roundup: CD girls, Clarke boys open seasons with wins BY RYAN KRONBERG
OST sports editor firstname.lastname@example.org
MOUNT AYR — Clarke’s boys basketball team missed on a couple of opportunities in Monday’s season-opening game at Mount Ayr. But they didn’t miss very often. The Indians dominated most of the way in rolling to a 71-35 win. Clarke led 15-10 after eight minutes. The Indians dominated the second and third quarters to pull away. A 27-7 second quarter gave Clarke a 42-16 lead at halftime. The Indians outscored the Raiders 16-8 in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 58-24 after three quarters. “They played well for the first game,” said Clarke coach James Larson. “We left some points out there.” Clarke kept the tempo fast paced, something Mount Ayr could not keep up with. “The guys played with good energy and played hard,” Larson said. “I liked how they pushed the ball.” The Indian offense clicked much of the way. “When we ran our offense, it looked
good,” Larson said. “We still have a lot of things to work on, but I thought it was a good first game.” Going uptempo allowed the Indians to find a groove. “I love it when the guys run,” Larson said. “We got the rebound and went.” Clarke had 20 assists on 28 baskets. “Another thing I liked was the sharing of the basketball,” Larson said. While it is just the first game, Larson saw a few areas to work on. “We need to do a better job of running our fast break and zone offense,” Larson said. “When we ran it, it looked good. We have a lot of things to clean up and do better, but I thought it was a good first game.” The Indians had a balanced night offensively. Troy Morgan led the Indians with 17 points. Grant Wishon had 15 points and seven rebounds. Byron Rivera had 12 points and six rebounds. Brandyne Olin had 13 points 10 rebounds and six assists. Lenny Peavy added five assists. UP NEXT — Clarke (1-0) hosted Central Decatur Tuesday and hosts Chariton Friday.
CD girls cruise past Lamoni LAMONI — Central Decatur’s quest for a second straight trip to the girls state basketball tournament started off with an emphatic positive. The Class 2A fourth-ranked Cardinals dominated the second quarter, leading to a 78-39 win over Decatur County rival Lamoni on Nov. 18. The Cardinals outscored the Demons 21-6 in the second quarter, turning a 26-17 lead after the first quarter into a comfortable 4723 edge at halftime. The Cardinals pushed the lead to 66-35 after three quarters. Emma Atwood was nearly flawless in all phases for the Cardinals. She scored 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 2-of3 from 3-point range, to go with four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Alli Masters had 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, with a team-high eight rebounds, along with three steals. Reagan Booth added 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. The Cardinals (1-0) were at Clarke Tuesday, host Pleasantville Friday, host Grand View Christian Saturday and host Class 2A seventh-ranked Interstate 35 on Tuesday.
Clarke girls fall to rated Mount Ayr MOUNT AYR — Clarke’s girls basketball team faced a stiff test Monday at Class 2A seventh-ranked Mount Ayr. The Raiderettes showed the Lady Indians a few things they need to improve upon as Mount Ayr picked up a 66-40 win. “They start five seniors who know how to play basketball,” said Clarke coach Eric Zoske. “It was a good test for the girls.” Mount Ayr led 14-6 after one quarter. Clarke cut it to 18-15 late in the second quarter. The Raiderettes took over from there. Mount Ayr led 30-19 at halftime and 50-28 after three quarters. “We stopped scoring,” Zoske said. The Lady Indians are looking for a go-to scorer. “We need to find a girl that will get the ball in the hoop on a consistent basis,” Zoske said. “If we don’t have a girl that can do this, it is important that we get the ball in transition and get to the foul line.” UP NEXT — Clarke (1-1) hosted Class 2A fourth-ranked Central Decatur Tuesday. The Lady Indians host Chariton Friday.
Clarke girls basketball opens season with home victory By RYAN KRONBERG
OST sports editor rkronberg@ osceolaiowa.com
OSCEOLA — Clarke girls basketball coach Eric Zoske had a few question marks heading into the team’s season opener on Nov. 22 against Martensdale-St. Marys. The Lady Indians answered their coach’s questions in a very positive way as Clarke came away with a 54-47 win. “For the first game of the year, I wasn’t sure how the girls would play,” Zoske said.
Rebounding keyed the undersized Lady Indians. “I was pleased to see them give a great effort, specifically on the rebounding aspect. We will be undersized every game we play this season and we must work hard to get the ball. was pleased with in this area of our game.” Clarke’s young lineup responded well to its first challenge of the season. Sophomore Deseree Stubbe led the Lady Indians with a game-high 17 points on 7-of14 shooting. Sophomore Megan Linskens added 14 points. Each
grabbed five rebounds. Sophomore Ashlynn Oehlert had six points and seven rebounds. “I started three sophomores and thought that all three did a terrific job,” Zoske said. “Deseree Stubbe scored 17 points and Megan Linskens scored 14. The also had some great plays on the defensive end, they were a pleasure to watch.” Clarke’s defense was stifling at times. The Lady Indians grabbed 28 steals. Vanessa Bakley and Sydnee Redman each had seven thefts. Stubbe added six swipes.
“Vanessa and Sydnee did well coming up with steals and helping us get stops down the stretch,” Zoske said. Clarke kept a slim lead most of the way. The Lady Indians led 11-9 after one quarter and 21-18 at halftime. They kept the three point lead, 34-31, after three quarters. The Lady Indians did have 19 turnovers, a number higher than Zoske would like to see. “Taking care of the ball will be critical for us this year,” Zoske said. “We cannot give the ball away 19 times. Making better de-
cisions and learning how to be aggressive under control will be important.” Clarke comes out of the Thanksgiving break with back-to-back stiff tests. They were at Class 2A seventh-ranked Mount Ayr Monday and hosted Class 2A fourthranked Central Decatur. “These teams both went to state last year and return most of their key players,” Zoske said. “This will be a good test for us to see what we are made of. I’m excited to watch these girls get a challenge and see how well they respond.”
THURSDAY • DECEMBER 1, 2016
Hearing closed at 10:20 A.M. Moved by Keller, seconded by Black, to approve establishing the above described road as an Area Service Class "C" Road with restricted access and a minimal level of maintenance as specified in Ordinance #26. Ayes: All. Some discussion was held concerning the hiring of a permanent part time employee for secretarial help in the County Attorney's office. Upgrade of limits for ICAP insurance will be discussed and decided at a future meeting. Dalton Nelson, North Butler; Moved by Keller, seconded by Black,8. to approve payment ofPleasantville; claims submitted Griffin McBride, 9. November10. 14, from October 25, through Tucker Franklin, Alburnett; 2016. Ayes: All. Sibley Ocheyedan. Garrett Saylor, Agriland FS, Fuel........................10,285.27 170 – 1. Tanner Sloan, Alburnett; Agrivision, Part..............................1,521.89 2. Taylan Entriken, Hudson; 3. Airgas USA, Supp............................498.05 Trent Energy, Kruger,Util.......................3,743.49 Sibley Ocheyedan; Alliant 4. Joey Schwenn, Belle Plaine; 5. America's Best Water, Srv................800.00 TJ Dierking, Southeast Warren; Anchor Motor, Srv..............................76.62 Aureon Communications, 6. Zach Ryg, CentralUtil.........405.55 Springs; 7. Banker's Loan......................5,200.00 Jordan Trust, Weiland, West Hancock; 8. Barker, Amy, Util...............................15.00 Jarel Arbegast, West Fork; 9. Bryce Barton, Keri, Exp..............................193.68 Werdeman, Lisbon; 10. Gunnar Barts Mobile Tire, Srv......................210.00 Grunsted, Panorama. Black, Bill, Exp.................................272.16 1. Logan Schumacher, Blue182 Tarp–Financial, Tool................264.97 Martensdale-St. Marys; 2. Alec Bob's Custom Trophies, Plaque.......137.50 McDowell, Maquoketa Valley; Bowlsby Lawson, Betty, Exp.............68.25 Brown, Janice L, Exp..........................18.00 3. Bryce Oveson, Wilton; 4. Calhoun-Burns & Assoc., Insp.....7,220.10 Hunter Hagen, West Hancock; Canon Financial Srv, Srv.................683.52 5. Dante Arzani, Interstate 35; 6. Card Service Ctr, Srv.....................1,598.34 Sam Gregory, Treynor; 7. Bodie Carquest Of Osceola, Part..................22.74 Garnier, Sumner-Fredricksburg; 8. Carson, Jodi, Util................................15.00 Hunter Connor, Louisa-Muscatine; Laura, Exp..................19.20 Castro-Castro, 9. Garet Sims, Iowa Valley; 10. Cal Ins......................111,033.20 Central States, Daughton, Ayr. Century Link,Mount Util...............................28.56 Cintas 195Corp, – 1.Supp.............................103.17 Slade Sifuentes, Lake Circle Rehab, Srv...........18,700.00 Mills;Of 2. Life Kaleb Reeves, SigourneyCity Of Grand River, Well...............500.00 Keota; 3. Colton Francis, West CJ Unlimited, Adver...........................50.00 Hancock; 4. Walker Even, Don C C Hospital, Srv...........................1,667.68 Bosco; 5. Hunter Dejong, Sibley Srv...........................3,184.58 C C Landfill, Ocheyedan; 6. Fuel...............427.87 Mason Lyons, C C Secondary Road, Bellevue; 7. Cade Suhr, ACGC; 8. Clarke Electric, Util............................66.73 Train.......................106.77 Conley, Jessica,Pleasantville; Chaz Clark, 9. Devin Const & Aggregate, Part..................580.37 Thompson, Westwood Sloan; 10. Control Install, Srv........................1,163.47 Cody Schumacher, South Central Cr Services, Supp..............................462.67 Calhoun. Creston Publishing, Srv....................468.20 220 – 1. Tom Reif, Missouri Cross Dillion Tire, Tires................9,378.02 Valley;Clear,2.Util...............................55.95 Caleb Meinders, Crystal AGWSR; Peggy 3. Skylar Bonestroo, Cummings, A, Exp..................45.12 Western Christian Hull; 4. Quinton Delong, Mary, Exp...........................219.99 Des Moines Steel, Supp....................326.52 Castell, Moravia; 5. Noah Boender, Diamond Mowers, Part.................6,071.18 Sigourney-Keota; 6. Drake Don's Jons, Serv................................500.00 Johnsen, Logan-Magnolia; 7. Dunfee, Sharon, Exp...........................86.40 Korby Keehner, MFL Mar Mac; Eastside Srv............................131.50 8. Eric Auto, Heims, Maquoketa Valley; Electronic Engineering, Supp.......1,746.75 9. Darlin Marquez, West Sioux; Excel Mechanical, Srv...................5,675.00 10. Ethan Huntington, Dike-New Exchange, Advert................................67.80 Hartford.Food...................................154.24 Fareway, – 1.Rent.............................620.00 Jared Brinkman, Iowa H K285 Rentals, Hamaker, Dave, Well.......................280.00 City Regina; 2. Kyler Schott, Truck Part.............360.06 Harrison North Linn; Center, 3. Matt Naig, Sibley Hayes, Don, Well..............................300.00 Ocheyedan; 4. Brian Sadler, Jesup; Hercules Mach, Part......................3,200.67 5. Will Pleasantville; Hertz Farm Anthony, Mgmt, Well...................500.00 6. Cody Crawford, WACO; 7. Hickenbottom, Mackenzie, Exp.........43.24 Coy maher, Riverside; Highway Lumber,Oakland Supp................1,501.30 I M W C A, Ins............................10,870.00 I S A C, Train....................................600.00 IA Dept Ag & Land, Srv....................15.00 IA Health Physicians, Fee..................75.00 IA Law Enforce Acad, Train............270.00 IA Prison Ind, Signs.........................554.40 I S U, Regist Srv, Conf.....................800.00 IA Workforce Devel, Srv.................120.00 Ideal Ready Mix, Supp..................6,615.00 Iowa Negotiation, Srv...................1,650.00 J P Auto, Supp..................................259.63 Jackson, Shirley A., Exp....................30.24 Jim's Truck Rpr & Sanit, Util...........110.00 Johnston Prop, Srv............................380.14 Jsp Investments, Rent.......................200.00 Kale Funeral Home, Srv................1,475.00 KD Tires, Tires..............................1,043.00 Kent, Scott, Supp................................54.43 Kistler, Melissa, Exp........................139.97 Kyner, Steve, Well.........................1,313.00 Lawson Prod, Supp...........................397.23 Lower, Dr. Thomas J., Srv...............314.00 Lust, Norman F., Exp.........................26.88 M & M Ag Serv, Srv..........................76.00 Mail Serv, Srv................................3,191.09 Mediacom, Util.................................315.29 Medicap Pharmacy, Meds.............2,754.93 Menards, Supp..................................420.51 Midland Gis Sol, Srv........................100.00 Midwest Office Tech, Maint............107.50 Mitchell, Jennifer, Exp.......................77.65 Modern Marketing, Supp.................191.13 Murray, Util.........................................56.16 N A C V S O, Dues.............................40.00 Natl Assoc Of Count, Dues..............450.00 Norris, George W, Exp.......................17.28 Northland Prod, Oil.......................1,341.55 O'Halloran Intl, Part..........................424.51 Osceola Farm And Home, Supp......245.93 Osceola Service, Fuel.........................33.01 Osceola Vet, Supp...............................52.99 Osceola Water Wrks, Util................892.57 Parrish Kruidenier Et Al., Srv.....10,936.50 Pathology Lab, Srv.............................40.48 Powernet Global, Util.........................16.08 Powerplan, Part..............................1,141.19 Prairie Solid Waste, Util.....................55.25 Purchase Power, Rent....................2,826.75 Reasoner, Deloris, Adver...................72.20 Riley, Frank, Exp ...............................40.32 Roberts, Karen, Exp............................59.62 Robinsons, Supp...............................433.47 Roe, Bobbie, Exp................................53.76 Rychnovsky Lawn, Supp.................150.00 Sanofi Pasteir, Supp......................1,092.73 Schildberg Const, Rock...............37,114.28 Schrodt, Ronda A., Exp....................300.40 Secretary Of State, Srv.......................30.00 Severns, Leann, Exp.........................203.33 Shields, Stephanie, Exp....................185.20 Shred-It, Srv......................................139.87 Simplenergy Sol, Supp.....................299.40 Smith, Steve, Exp.............................633.20 Snyder Plumbing, Repair.................365.50 Solutions, Supp..............................1,575.53 St Charles Med Clin, Srv..................110.00 Staples Advantage, Supp...............1,034.42 State Hygienic Lab, Srv......................27.00 Stevens, Ella M, Exp..........................23.76 Storey Kenworthy, Supp..................189.90 Sun Concrete Pumping, Rent...........960.00 Thomas, Scott, Supp...........................19.88 Tom & John's Auto, Repair..............238.04 Top Notch, Srv..................................134.49 Torres, Maribel, Exp.........................130.37 Treas State Of IA, Supp......................84.00 Truck Equipment, Part........................90.45 U S Cellular, Util...........................1,034.18 United Farmers Coop, Srv................733.81 VA Med Ctr Gen , Srv...................3,000.00 Verizon, Util......................................240.06 Wageworks, Fee................................179.60 Waste Mgmt, Util.............................197.76 White, Tim, Well...........................1,100.00 Wilders Truck, Part.............................17.73 Windstream, Utl.............................2,233.28 Woods, Alice, Exp..............................68.00 Ziegler Inc, Repair.........................2,990.76 There being no more agenda items and having no other business, Black made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Keller. All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman Attest: Janice White, Auditor
First set of prep wrestling rankings released by The Predicament The Predicament released its first set of ratings for the 2016-17 season Tuesday. Several area wrestlers broke into the top 10 ratings for their respective weight classes.
Class 1A Team Tournament Rankings (ranked individuals) – 1. Alburnett (6), 2. Lisbon (6), 3. Missouri Valley (4), 4. Sibley-Ocheyedan (5), 5. Martensdale-St. Marys (3), 6. Don Bosco (5), 7. Logan-Magnolia (7), 8. North Linn (2), 9. Wapsie Valley (3), 10. Southeast Warren (4). 106 – 1. Jaymus Wilson, Alburnett; 2. Jacob Sigler, DikeNew Hartford; 3. Adam Allard, West Sioux; 4. Cobe Siebrecht, Lisbon; 5. Caiden Jones, Lake Mills; 6. Jake Nieman, OA-BCIG; 7. Tanner Owens, Underwood; 8. Brock Dietz, Nashua Plainfield; 9. Cole Cassady, Martensdale-St. Marys; 10. Reegan Meeker, LoganMagnolia. 113 – 1. Samuel Loyd, New London; 2. Devon Meeker, Wapello; 3. Cael Happel, Lisbon; 4. Nathan Phillips, Interstate 35; 5. Kurtis Krager, OA-BCIG; 6. Remington Meeker, Logan-Magnolia; 7. Bryce Hall, Southeast Warren; 8. Logan Heaberlin, Belmond-Klemme; 9. Blaine Beeler, ACGC; 10. Gannon Cook, East Buchanan. 120 – 1. Brock Henderson, North Linn; 2. Brady Kyner, Southeast Warren; 3. Gable Fox, Don Bosco; 4. Tatem Bluml, Oakland Riverside; 5. Connor Lange, Missouri Valley; 6. Will Portis, Rockford; 7. Dakota Henry, Belle Plaine; 8. Koby Hanson, Manson NW Webster; 9. Ben Emrich, Tipton; 10. Cooper Andreassen, English Valleys. 126 – 1. Alex Thomsen, Underwood; 2. Donny Schmit, Wapsie Valley; 3. Chance Throndson, Riceville; 4. Cooper Siebrecht, Lisbon; 5. Kody Berg, Westwood Sloan; 6. Logan Lutgen, Don Bosco; 7. Cole Allison, Fort
Dodge St. Edmond; 8. Ben Moyer, Alburnett; 9. Wyatt Crocker, LoganMagnolia; 10. Tanner Parmely, Maquoketa Valley. 132 – 1. Chase McLaughlin, Lisbon; 2. Joshua Tibbits, Martensdale-St. Marys; 3. Kolton Roth, Graettinger-Terril; 4. Jack Kyle, Missouri Valley; 5. Nicholas Martin, Moravia; 6. Garret Thompson, Logan-Magnolia; 7. Blake Bauer, Southeast Warren; 8. Connor Allison, Fort Dodge St. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S Edmond; LEVY 9. Tristen ANDBrase, SALE Nashua StateMason of Iowa Wickman, Plainfield; 10. Alburnett. Clarke County EQCV012179 138 Court – 1. No.: Jacob Hansen, West SPECIAL EXECUTION Fork; 2. Tanner Hoyer, Alburnett; 3. Plaintiff: Wells Fargo Bank NA Tanner Lundgren, Emmetsburg; 4. vs. Austin Leopard, Muscatine; Defendant: CoryLouisa A. Reynolds: Secre5. Kaleb Krall,andWapsie Valley; 6. tary of Housing Urban Development; Kyle Decker, East Buchanan; 7. and Parties in Possession As aVanOrt, result of the judgment rendered Kory West Sioux; 8. Boin the aboveLogan-Magnolia; entitled case, an execution was Giese, 9. Austin issued by theDon Clerk Bosco; of the District Hellman, 10. Court Calebto the Sheriff of Sioux this Clarke County, Iowa. Gunderson, Central. The execution ordered the sale of defen145 – 1. Trent Johnson, Dike-New dants: Real Estate: __X__ Personal PropHartford; Trey Brisker, Wilton; be3. erty: _____.2.The property is described Dylan Schuck, low or on attached Sibley sheet. Ocheyedan; 4. Description: Colin Schrader, Valley; Lot OneWapsie (1) in Block Four (4) Webster's Addition to theACGC; City of 5. in Logan Schuereman, Osceola, ClarkeStortenbecker, County, Iowa 6. Luke East E-9117. Tye Address: VALE Mills; Joint,200 WestS. Central STREET, OSCEOLA, IA 50213 Valley; 8. Brayden Nunemaker, Location of Sale: 9. CLARKE COUNTY East Buchanan; Joel Beccera, LAW CENTER, OSCEOLA, IOWA AHSTW; Guy 11,Sudmann, Sale Date: 10. JANUARY 2017 Underwood. Sale Time: 9:30 AM 152 – 1. Zach Axmear, English Homestead: _____ Defendant is adValleys; Swafford, vised that if2.theBrennan described real estate includes the homestead, (must not exceed Mediapolis; 3. Sawyer Phillips,½ acre if in the city or plat, or, if rural, Pleasantville; 4.town Brady Wilson, must not exceed 40 acres.) The defendant Logan-Magnolia; 5. Skylar Solko, must file a homestead plat withSchmitz, the Office Alta-Aurelia; 6. Jeremy of the Sheriff of Clarke County, Iowa, Don Bosco; 7. Brody Goodman, of this nowithin 10 days after the service South Central Calhoun; 8. Tyler tice, or the Sheriff shall have it platted and Vanassess Houten, Panorama; will the cost to this case. 9. Reno Chiri, London; 10. the Kaden After New sale of said real estate, defendant may redeem the property within. Kilburg, Lisbon. Redemption: One year: _____ 160 – 1. Nathan Haynes,6 months: _____Valley; Other: __X__ Missouri 2. Karsen No redemption: _____ THIS SALE Seehase, Sumner-Fredricksburg; IS NOT SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION 3. Jacob Krakow, Iowa Valley; 4. PER ORDER OF THE COURT. Rogan Pforts, Wapello; Johnor Property exemption, certain 5. money Henrich,may Akron-Westfield; 6. your Drew property be exempt. Contact atAnderson, Westwood Sloan;provi7. torney promptly to review specific
sions of the law and file the appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amount: $55,234.36 Interest: $3,856.50 Costs of Suit: $4,010.01 Other Costs: PLUS COSTS OF THIS ACTION AND ACCURING COSTS Attorney for Plaintiff: Name: David Erickson Address: 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309 Phone: 515-288-2500 Bill Kerns, Sheriff Clarke County Sheriff's Office Phone: 641-342-2914 Fax: 641-342-4071 Date: September 21, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY AND SALE State of Iowa Clarke County Court No.: EQCV012178 SPECIAL EXECUTION Plaintiff: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. SUCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC. vs. Defendant: JASON L. KIGER; SPOUSE OF JASON L. KIGER; PARTIES IN POSSESSION, #1; PARTIES IN POSSESSION, #2 As a result of the judgment rendered in the above referenced court case, an execution was issued by the court to the Sheriff of this county. The execution ordered the sale of defendants: Real Estate: _X_ Personal Property: ___. The property is described below or on attached sheet. Description: The South Seventy (70) feet of Lot Eight (8), Block Sixteen (16), Original Town of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa E-911 Address: 215 S. FILLMORE STREET, OSCEOLA, IOWA 50213 215 ½ S. FILLMORE ST., OSCEOLA, IOWA 50213 Date of Sale: JANUARY 4, 2017 Time of Sale: 9:30 AM Location: CLARKE COUNTY LAW CENTER, OSCEOLA, IOWA Homestead: ___ Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead, (must not exceed ½ acre if in the city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres.) The defendant must file a homestead plat with the Office of the Sheriff of Clarke County, Iowa, within 10 days after the service of this notice, or the After sale of said real estate, the defendant may redeem the property within. Redemption: One year: ___ 6 months: ___ Other: ___ No Redemption: _X_ THIS SALE IS NOT SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION PER ORDER OF THE COURT. Property exemption, certain money or property may be exempt. CONTACT your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file the appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgement Amount: $54,805.39 Interest: $7,081.55 Costs of Suit: $1,857.28 Other Costs: PLUS COST OF THIS ACTION AND ACCURING COSTS Signed: Bill Kerns, Sheriff Clarke County Sheriff's Office Phone: 641-342-2914 Fax: 641-342-4071 Attorney for Plaintiff: Name: David Erickson Address: 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: 515-288-2500 Date: September 21, 2016 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LEVY AND SALE State of Iowa Clarke County Court No.: EQCV012179 SPECIAL EXECUTION Plaintiff: Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Defendant: Cory A. Reynolds: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Parties in Possession As a result of the judgment rendered in the above entitled case, an execution was issued by the Clerk of the District Court to the Sheriff of this Clarke County, Iowa. The execution ordered the sale of defendants: Real Estate: __X__ Personal Property: _____. The property is described below or on attached sheet. Description: Lot One (1) in Block Four (4) in Webster's Addition to the City of Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa E-911 Address: 200 S. VALE STREET, OSCEOLA, IA 50213 Location of Sale: CLARKE COUNTY LAW CENTER, OSCEOLA, IOWA Sale Date: JANUARY 11, 2017 Sale Time: 9:30 AM Homestead: _____ Defendant is advised that if the described real estate includes the homestead, (must not exceed ½ acre if in the city or town plat, or, if rural, must not exceed 40 acres.) The defendant must file a homestead plat with the Office of the Sheriff of Clarke County, Iowa, within 10 days after the service of this notice, or the Sheriff shall have it platted and will assess the cost to this case. After sale of said real estate, the defendant may redeem the property within. Redemption: One year: _____ 6 months: _____ Other: __X__ No redemption: _____ THIS SALE IS NOT SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION PER ORDER OF THE COURT. Property exemption, certain money or property may be exempt. Contact your attorney promptly to review specific provisions of the law and file the appropriate notice, if applicable. Judgment Amount: $55,234.36 Interest: $3,856.50 Costs of Suit: $4,010.01 Other Costs: PLUS COSTS OF THIS ACTION AND ACCURING COSTS Attorney for Plaintiff: Name: David Erickson Address: 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309 Phone: 515-288-2500 Bill Kerns, Sheriff Clarke County Sheriff's Office
Clarke County Board of Supervisors November 14, 2016 The Supervisors met in regular session at the Courthouse with the following members present: Chairman Marvin McCann, Bill Black and Larry Keller. Also present, Auditor Janice White. McCann called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Keller made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Black. All Ayes. A public hearing was held at 10:00 A.M for the purpose of changing a portion of Scott Street between Sections 2 and 11 in Liberty Township located just east of 3189 Scott Street going easterly to 330th Ave. (R69) from a Level "B" Road to a Level "C" Road. Present were Secondary Road Office Manager Cindy West, and Marilyn and Allen Beeler. Moved by Keller to open the public hearing at 10:00 A.M., seconded by Black. Motion carried. Mr. and Mrs. Beeler are in favor of changing the classification of a portion of 330th Avenue hoping it will help stop the activity and littering on the dirt road. All the adjoining landowners have signed a petition requesting this change. Mr. and Mrs. Beeler understand that it is the adjoining landowners' responsibility to maintain a gate at this location and provide a key so Secondary Road can still go in and maintain the road. There were no written or oral objections. Moved by Keller to close the hearing, seconded by Black. Motion carried. Hearing closed at 10:20 A.M. Moved by Keller, seconded by Black, to approve establishing the above described road as an Area Service Class "C" Road with restricted access and a minimal level of maintenance as specified in Ordinance #26. Ayes: All. Some discussion was held concerning the hiring of a permanent part time employee for secretarial help in the County Attorney's office. Upgrade of limits for ICAP insurance will be discussed and decided at a future meeting. Moved by Keller, seconded by Black, to approve payment of claims submitted from October 25, through November 14, 2016. Ayes: All. Agriland FS, Fuel........................10,285.27 Agrivision, Part..............................1,521.89 Airgas USA, Supp............................498.05 Alliant Energy, Util.......................3,743.49 America's Best Water, Srv................800.00 Anchor Motor, Srv..............................76.62 Aureon Communications, Util.........405.55 Banker's Trust, Loan......................5,200.00 Barker, Amy, Util...............................15.00 Barton, Keri, Exp..............................193.68 Barts Mobile Tire, Srv......................210.00 Black, Bill, Exp.................................272.16 Blue Tarp Financial, Tool................264.97 Bob's Custom Trophies, Plaque.......137.50 Bowlsby Lawson, Betty, Exp.............68.25 Brown, Janice L, Exp..........................18.00 Calhoun-Burns & Assoc., Insp.....7,220.10 Canon Financial Srv, Srv.................683.52 Card Service Ctr, Srv.....................1,598.34 Carquest Of Osceola, Part..................22.74 Carson, Jodi, Util................................15.00 Castro-Castro, Laura, Exp..................19.20 Central States, Ins......................111,033.20 Century Link, Util...............................28.56 Cintas Corp, Supp.............................103.17 Circle Of Life Rehab, Srv...........18,700.00 City Of Grand River, Well...............500.00 CJ Unlimited, Adver...........................50.00 C C Hospital, Srv...........................1,667.68 C C Landfill, Srv...........................3,184.58 C C Secondary Road, Fuel...............427.87 Clarke Electric, Util............................66.73 Conley, Jessica, Train.......................106.77 Const & Aggregate, Part..................580.37 Control Install, Srv........................1,163.47 Cr Services, Supp..............................462.67 Creston Publishing, Srv....................468.20 Cross Dillion Tire, Tires................9,378.02 Crystal Clear, Util...............................55.95 Cummings, Peggy A, Exp..................45.12 Delong, Mary, Exp...........................219.99 Des Moines Steel, Supp....................326.52 Diamond Mowers, Part.................6,071.18 Don's Jons, Serv................................500.00 Dunfee, Sharon, Exp...........................86.40 Eastside Auto, Srv............................131.50 Electronic Engineering, Supp.......1,746.75 Excel Mechanical, Srv...................5,675.00 Exchange, Advert................................67.80 Fareway, Food...................................154.24 H K Rentals, Rent.............................620.00 Hamaker, Dave, Well.......................280.00 Harrison Truck Center, Part.............360.06 Hayes, Don, Well..............................300.00 Hercules Mach, Part......................3,200.67 Hertz Farm Mgmt, Well...................500.00 Hickenbottom, Mackenzie, Exp.........43.24 Highway Lumber, Supp................1,501.30 I M W C A, Ins............................10,870.00 I S A C, Train....................................600.00 IA Dept Ag & Land, Srv....................15.00 IA Health Physicians, Fee..................75.00 IA Law Enforce Acad, Train............270.00 IA Prison Ind, Signs.........................554.40 I S U, Regist Srv, Conf.....................800.00 IA Workforce Devel, Srv.................120.00 Ideal Ready Mix, Supp..................6,615.00 Iowa Negotiation, Srv...................1,650.00 J P Auto, Supp..................................259.63 Jackson, Shirley A., Exp....................30.24 Jim's Truck Rpr & Sanit, Util...........110.00 Johnston Prop, Srv............................380.14
CITY OF WOODBURN 607 SIGLER BOX 26 WOODBURN, lA 50275 641-342-7198 The regular Council meeting was held Monday, November 14, 2016, at Woodburn City Hall, Woodburn, Iowa. Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Reynolds called the Council Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mayor Randy Wright was present via conference call. Council Members present- Vickie Brown, J.D. Williams and Teresa Wright was present via conference call. Joy Durham was absent. Jodi Carson City Clerk, Merrill Snell Fire Chief, and six guests were present. Vickie Brown made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Seconded by J.D. Williams. All Ayes. Motion carried. The Fire Department informed the Council they would like to apply for a USDA Grant to purchase a UTV with a skid plate. The Council would like to check with the Insurance Company. Will put on agenda for December meeting. The Council discussed SICOG priorities questionnaire Vickie Brown made a motion to leave them the same as last year. Seconded by J.D. Williams. All Ayes. Motion Carried. The Clarke County Reservoir Commission Representative will be tabled for a future meeting. Complaints of animal odor were discussed. Vickie Brown made a motion to approve the bills. Seconded by J.D. Williams. All Ayes. Motion carried. Dave Reynolds made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Vickie Brown. All Ayes. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:59 P.M. Randy Wright/Mayor Jodi Carson/City Clerk EXPENDITURES APPROVED BY COUNCIL OCTOBER 2016 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT **PARKS**
8. Daniel Jensen, Panorama; 9. Lane Ripperger, East Union; 10. Cameron Beminio, Belmond Klemme. Class 2A Team Tournament Rankings (ranked individuals) – 1. New Hampton (9), 2. Solon (6), 3. Creston/O-M (5), 4. Atlantic (6), 5. Davenport Assumption (6), 6. West Liberty (3), 7. Sergeant BluffLuton (3), 8. South Tama (5), 9. Clear Lake (2), 10. Washington (6). 106 – 1. Dylan Robinson, New Hampton; 2. Grayson Kesterson, Williamsburg; 3. Andrew Flora, ADM; 4. Zack Snyder, Estherville; 5. Trent McDonough, Davenport Assumption; 6. Walker Ikerd, Washington; 7. Jack Streicher, Mount Vernon; 8. Will Esmoil, West Liberty; 9. Jared Kadel, Columbus Junction; 10. Tyler Landgrebe, Eddyville-BlakesburgCITY OF WOODBURN Fremont. SIGLER BOXClear 26 Lake; 113 –607 1. Eric Faught, WOODBURN, 50275 2. Shea Ruffridge,lA Pocahontas 641-342-7198 Area; 3. Kole Hansen, Atlantic; regular Anderlik, Council meeting was held 4. The Kaden Crestwood; Monday, November 14, 2016, at Wood5. Wyatt Dale, CentralIowa. Decatur; burn City Hall, Woodburn, Mayor 6. Jacob Davenport Pro-Tem DaveFelderman, Reynolds called the CounAssumption; 7. Caleb Fuessley, cil Meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Mayor CenterWright Point Chase Randy wasUrbana; present via8.conference call. Council Members presentVickie Luensman, Monticello; 9. Cade Brown, J.D. Williams and 10. TeresaMason Wright Hopkins, Spencer; was present New via conference Cleveland, Hampton. call. Joy Durham Carson City 120 was – 1. absent. BryceJodi West, Solon; Clerk, Merrill Snell Fire Chief, and six 2. Carter Cox, Atlantic; 3. Drake guests were present. Doolittle, Webster 4. Aden Vickie Brown made City; a motion to apReeves, Albia; 5. JaredSeconded Hensley, prove the minutes as read. by Bedford/Lenox; 6. Ashton J.D. Williams. All Ayes. Motion Meyers, carried. The Fire Department informed the Keokuk; 7. Zach Thompson, Perry; Council theyIhde, wouldDecorah; like to apply for a 8. Phillip 9. Blake USDA Grant to purchase a UTV Steege, Denver-Tripoli; 10. with Joea skid plate. Heelan The Council would like to Vondrak, Catholic. check with the Insurance Company. Will – 1. for Drew West,meeting. Solon; 2. put 126 on agenda December Michael Millage, NewSICOG Hampton; The Council discussed priori3. Ryhker Sims, Sergeant Bluff-a ties questionnaire Vickie Brown made Luton;to 4. Riley motion leave them Wright, the same asDenverlast year. Seconded byBrady J.D. Williams. All Ayes. MoTripoli; 5. Fritz, South Tama; tion Carried. 6. Dante Tacchia, Iowa Falls; 7. The Clarke County Washington; Reservoir CommisKyle Anderson, 8. sion Representative will be tabled9.forNick a fuGabe Ruepke, Chariton; ture meeting. Meling, EastofMarshall; 10.were Chase Complaints animal odor disMcLaren, Atlantic. cussed.
Vickie Brown made a motion to approve the bills. Seconded by J.D. Williams. All Ayes. Motion carried. Dave Reynolds made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Vickie Brown. All Ayes. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 7:59 P.M. Randy Wright/Mayor Jodi Carson/City Clerk EXPENDITURES APPROVED BY COUNCIL OCTOBER 2016 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT **PARKS** Trace Carson Mowing....................500.00 COMMUNITY PROTECTION **FIRE DEPARTMENT** Alliant Energy.....................................46.54 Van Wall chainsaw...........................17.45 Onstot - Insurand 2016 4x4.............305.00 Hy-Vee supplies................................67.86 Feld Fire - front cong........................110.00 POLICY & ADMINISTRATION **CITY HALL** Alliant Utilities.................................108.61 SlRWA Water/Sewer........................38.00 Randy Wright- reimburse phones......62.06 Creston Publishing Co........................71.97 **CLERK & FINANCIAL** Jodi Carson Payroll.........................501.59 EFTPS - 941 Tax..............................139.46 IPERS..................................................96.73 Treasurer State of Iowa - Quarterly tax.....................................60.00 HOME & COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT **LANDFILL** Clarke County Landfill.....................242.92 **CEM** Trace Carson Mowing....................550.00 **LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX** **ROADS, BRIDGES, SIDEWALKS** The Exchange -snow removal ad.......50.85 lowa One Call......................................18.00 **STREET LIGHTS** Alliant Utilities.................................515.21 RECEIPTS GENERAL............................................3.04 ROAD USE TAX...........................1619.91 FIRE DEPARTMENT.....................125.70 LAKESIDE CASINO...........................0.00 PROPERTY TAX........................10405.90 LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX....2709.76 TOTAL..........................................14864.31 DISBURSEMENTS GENERAL......................................2918.19 ROAD USE TAX.............................584.06 LOCAL OPTION TAX........................0.00 TOTAL............................................3502.25 Clarke County Board of Supervisors November 21, 2016 The Supervisors met at the Courthouse with the following members present: Chairman Marvin McCann, Bill Black and Larry Keller. Also present, Auditor Janice White. McCann called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Keller made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Black. All Ayes. The hiring of a permanent part time employee for secretarial help in the County Attorney's office will be discussed at a future meeting. There being no more agenda items and having no other business, Keller made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Black. All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 noon. Signed: Marvin McCann, Chairman Attest: Janice White, Auditor THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT CLARKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Stanley Stickler, Deceased No. ESPR010030 WENDY RAE STICKLER, PLAINTIFF v. ALAN LEIGHTON DEV ALLE, DIANE CADY, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JERRY MICHAEL STICKLER, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF STANLEY STICKLER, LUANNE AMUNDSON, MARILEE LANGFITT, AND BRIAN LANGFITT, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF STANLEY STICKLER, Defendant TO THE ABOVE-NAME DEFENDANTS: You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court naming you as the Defendant in this action, which Petition prays to set aside the alleged Will admitted to probate in the above-named estate. The attorney for the Plaintiff(s) is Mason J. Ouderkirk whose address is 108 W. Ashland Ave., P.O. Box 156; Indianola, Iowa 50125-0156. That attorney's phone number is 515-961-5315; facsimile number is 515-961-0304. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 131h day of January, 2017, and, within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Clarke County, at the county courthouse in Osceola, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you need assistance to participate in court due to a disability, contact the disability coordinator at 515-286-3394. If you request the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in Court because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA coordinator at 515-286-3394. Persons who are hearing or speech impaired may call Relay Iowa TTY (1-800735-2942). Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. CLERK OF COURT CLARKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE OSCEOLA, IOWA IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS.
132 – 1. Brayden Curry, Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 2. Brant O’Shea, Keokuk; 3. Noah Fye, New Hampton; 4. Matt Robertson, Davenport Assumption; 5. Gable Sieperda, Central Lyon; 6. Ryan Steffen, Crestwood; 7. Tanner Probasco, South Tama; 8. Duncan McCain, Mid-Prairie; 9. Austin Gutknecht, Clarinda; 10. Nate Lasher, Charles City. 138 – 1. Keaton Geerts, New Hampton; 2. Derek Holschlag, Union; 3. Tanner Abbas, ClarionGoldfield-Dows; 4. Austin Rozeboom, BHRV; 5. Colton Vest, South Tama; 6. Ben Carr, SOlon; 7. Tony Garcia, Mount Vernon; 8. Trevor Marlin, Creston/O-M; 9. Caleb Wilson, Denver-Tripoli; 10. Mitch Van Beek, Central Lyon. 145 – 1. Ryan Leisure, Clear Lake; 2. Kyler Reick, Spirit Lake Park; 3. Cooper White, West Marshall; 4. Xavier Miller, Prairie City Monroe; 5. Mitchel Swank, Creston/O-M; 6. Cael Krueger, Denver-Tripoli; 7. Keegan Tenge, New Hampton; 8. Austin Hazelett, Washington; 9. Tate Battani, Ballard; 10. Tim Sibbel, Carroll Kuemper. 152 – 1. Joe Kelly, West Liberty; 2. Isaac Judge, South Tama; 3. Trae Pecinovsky, Crestwood; 4. Trey Van Weelden, Washington; 5. Kade Kelso, Central Decatur; 6. Wes Cummings, Prairie City Monroe; 7. John Tuttle, Spirit Lake Park; 8. Julian Broderson, Davenport Assumption; 9. Derek Fox, Osage; 10. Graeson Doll, Solon. 160 – 1. Trevor Nelson, Solon; 2. Lucas Roland, Prairie City Monroe; 3. Rayn Gorman, New Hampton; 4. Kyler Fisher, Southeast Valley; 5. Tristin Westphal-Edwards, Washington; 6. Tyler Zeimen, Cherokee; 7. Pedro Rodriguez, South Tama; 8. Luke Hageman, Dyersville Beckman; 9. Kolton Bartow, Dubuque Wahlert; 10. Ryland DuChane, SH-BCLUW. 170 – 1. Brock Jennings, Osage;
2. Conner Shaw, Garner-HayfieldVentura; 3. Tucker Morrison, Columbus Junction; 4. Michael Kent, Iowa Falls; 5. Dillon Diltz, Solon; 6. Jarron Trausch, Prairie City Monroe; 7. Jacob Wingert, Harlan; 8. Drake Roller, Atlantic; 9. Brock Timmons, Davenport Assumption; 10. Noah Glaser, New Hampton. 182 – 1. Chase Shiltz, Creston/ O-M; 2. Cole Bennett, Perry; 3. Kyle Benson, Sergeant BluffLuton; 4. Tanner Vermaas, Woodward-Granger; 5. Luke Jenness, Sheldon; 6. Boone McDermott, Dubuque Wahlert; 7. Nathan Bair, Clarke; 8. Harrison Goebel, West Delaware; 9. Austin Duffy, Oelwein; 10. Austin Angle, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont. 195 – 1. Bryce Esmoil, West Liberty; 2. Zac Stork, Atlantic; 3. Jackson Mikkelsen, Creston/O-M; 4. Blade Durbala, Benton Community; 5. Visouth Peterschmidt, Mid-Prairie; 6. Michael Fritz, Fairfield; 7. Karlton Skubal, Washington; 8. Dakoda Powell, Spirit Lake Park; 9. Daniel Ott, Decorah; 10. Reece Westphal, Central DeWitt. 220 – 1. Noah Broderson, Davenport Assumption; 2. Kadon Hulett, Creston/O-M; 3. Jordan Baumler, North Fayette Valley; 4. Caleb Ring, Osage; 5. Jack Cochrane, Mount Vernon; 6. Aaron Maloy, Charles City; 7. Noah Hopp, New Hampton; 8. Aaron Johannsen, Harlan; 9. Trace Carson, Central Decatur; 10. Dominick Etherington, Algona. 285 – 1. Cooper Lawson, Webster City; 2. Ethan Lape, North Fayette Valley; 3. Elijah Van’t Hoff, Sioux Center; 4. John McConkey, Atlantic; 5. Tristan Wirfs, Mount Vernon; 6. Brock Farley, DenverTripoli; 7. Nic Hoefling, Spencer; 8. Michael Ahrendsen, Union; 9. Jacob Knutson, Crestwood; 10. Chance Strough, Clarinda.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CLARKE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 115 EAST WASHINGTON STREET • 641-342-2944
2016 Officers: Dr. Jim Kimball, President; Sue Wilder, Vice President; Kevin Emanuel, Treasurer; Ryan Lundquist, Secretary 2016 Board of Directors: Richard M. Buesch; Doug Miller; Kevin Emanuel; Brian Evans; Jason Gibbs; Dr. Jim Kimball; Helen Kimes; Amy Lampe; Ryan Lundquist; Sue WIlder; Dave Walkup; Todd Thompson; Dr. David Hoadley Executive Director - Bill Trickey, Program Manager - Elizabeth Simpson
Board meets second Wednesday of each month, 9:00 a.m. at 115 East Washington
“Promoting the Economic Development of Southern Iowa”
OSCEOLA MUNICIPAL WATER BOARD
Chair: Alisha Kale Vice Chair: Larry Bishop Members: Laura Castro, Alisha Kale, MacKenzie O’Hair, Larry Bishop, Mark Binning
Regular water board meetings the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 208 W. Jefferson. Special water board meetings as posted at the Water Works Office and also online at www.osceolawaterworks.com.
OSCEOLA CITY COUNCIL Thomas Kedley, Mayor Council Members: Dr. George Fotiadis, Dennis Page, Dan Hooper, Douglas Gay, and Dave Walkup. Regular council meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, 115 North Fillmore. Special council meetings are posted on City Hall bulletin board.
OSCEOLA PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
Meets fourth Wednesday of each month 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers
Board Members: Eric Zoske, Ryan Sweeney, Jorge Avalos, Lindsay Diehl, Mel Miller Web Site: www.osceolaia.govoffice2.com
AIRPORT MANAGEMENT COMMISSION Denis Weiser-Chairman, Ryan Lundquist, Les Van Heeswyk, Phil Higgins, and Ty Wheeler Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Osceola Municipal Airport
CLARKE COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, except July, August, Dec., 6:30 p.m.,
Clarke Central Office - 802 N. Jackson To confirm, call 641-342-4969.
Board Members: James Bair, Brian Crawford, Lori Helgevold, Bert Houge, Gerard Linskens, Joseph Deutsch and Dena White.
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LIFEPOINT ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 801 N. Fillmore, 641.342.2334, Chuck DeVos, Lead Pastor, Chad Queener, Youth Pastor. Sunday - 9 am & 10:30 am, Worship, 9 am, Bible Classes. Wednesday - 7 pm - Kid’s Activities, Focal Point Youth & Prayer Meeting. Web site: www. lifepointministries.net
By Rev. Dr. Al Adams
He didn’t speak a word of their language, but he knew pain when he saw it. Pain was deep in the eyes of the children who filed into the town’s gathering hall. Rescued from a devastating fire at the local children’s home and shelter, they came. Facing once more the loss of almost everything they owned, they came. Weighed down by the horrors of losing new and old friends in the fiery flames and choking smoke, they came. And Bernard welcomed them. He beckoned them to his small table in the hall. His wife Marie, unable to leave their home following a stroke the year before, had emptied her cookie jars of the delicious cookies she’d made just the day before. Bernard remembered her smile as she hurriedly bagged up the goodies. “Now I know why I accidentally multiplied that recipe!” she’d said to him as he left for the town hall. His wife’s parting words echoed in his head as she reminded him to grab the gallons of milk he’d brought home that morning. “Welcome those babies like Jesus
CHRIST’S WAY CHURCH, Shane Simpson, pastor, 201 Leann Drive, 641-342-6181 or Sunday 9 a.m. - Sunday School, 10 a.m. - Worship Service. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. - Youth Groups & Adult Bible Study. Sunday - 6:30 p.m. - Worship. Bible Studies are offered throughout the week. Call for schedule. CHURCH OF CHRIST, Minister Herb Carnagey, 3310 West McLane, 641-342-2720. Sunday 7:30 a.m.-”Search” on Channel 23 KCWI. 9:30 a.m.-Bible Classes. 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Worship and Bible Study. www.osceolacoc.org CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTER-DAY SAINTS, East on Highway 34, 641-342-6333. Sunday - 10 a.m. -Sacrament meeting. 11:20 a.m. - Sunday School and Primary. 12:10 p.m. - Relief Society-Priesthood. Wednesdays - 2:00-8:00 p.m. Family History Center. COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH, 414 East McLane, Dan Sherman, pastor, 515-962-2060. 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. 10:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Southern Baptist, 900 South Fillmore. 641-342-4389, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening Bible study 6:30 p.m. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ), 300 South Main St., The Rev. Dr. Al Adams, minister, Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday school for all, 10 a.m. - Worship, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Soul Cafe worshipful supper. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH OF SOUTHERN IOWA, Pastor Chuck Myer, meets at 410 N. Dewey Osceola. 641-342-7110. 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Church Service. LIGHT OF GRACE, 400 E. Cass St., 641-745-7257, Victor Lochman,
would,” she’d said. So he did exactly that. Jesus’ words echoed through Bernard’s life: “I tell you for certain that anyone who welcomes my messengers also welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” (John 13:20) Bernard brought a basin and the softest towels he could find in his house. He brought all of his wife Marie’s sweet-smelling lotions too. As he gently washed faces, hands, and feet, he listened. He patted hands and heads, and lent his shoulder for tears to fall on. He ever so softly dabbed tears from young faces. Bernard sat at that table for hours. More cookies arrived. More soft towels and lotions miraculously appeared. Whenever someone thanked him, he gave a simple answer: “I’m just a disciple, that’s all, only doing what my Teacher taught me to.” Bernard stayed in the town hall three weeks, day and night - until the last of those children found homes to stay in. When news reporters came and asked why he stayed, can you guess what his response was? It was quite simple. Here it is again: “I’m just a disciple, that’s all, only doing what my Teacher taught me to.”
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH, 2225 N. Main. 641-342-4778. Pastor Benjamin Stalcup, Sunday 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Morning Worship. 6 p.m. - Sunday Evening Services. 7 p.m. - Wednesday, Bible Study & Prayer. Web site: www.calvaryosceola.org
FAITH FELLOWSHIP, Evangelical Free Church, 230 S. Fillmore, Pastor Sheldon Lorenson, 342-6603. Youth Pastor Darrin Baumfalk. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Sunday School. 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Mid-week Bible study and prayer service. Wednesday 6:308 p.m. AWANA, Weekly small groups - call for info.
pastor, worship Sunday, 10 a.m. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 101 E. View Place, Rev. J.R. Wheeler, pastor, 641-3423121. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. God’s Service. 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School. Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Elders & Deacons meeting. LA IGLESIA DE DIOS DE LA PROFECIA, Palabras deVida Eterna. Rev. Carlos Tamayo. 2302 N. Main St. Osceola. Dia de Cultos: Domingo - 11 a.m., Escuela Dominical. 10 a.m., Servicio. Miércoles - 6:00 p.m., Oracion. Misioneros. Viernes 6:00 p.m., Hogares. 641-414-5519 OSCEOLA FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, 700 Colorado, Osceola, IA. Pastor James R. Sheesley. Sunday - Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. - Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. - Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday - Bible Study, 7 p.m. Website: www.osceolafullgospelchurch.com
This simple change in focus drives miraculous achievements, and the congregation doesn’t shy away from lofty goals. In 2016, the church planned to collect 1,400 pounds of food for the pantries in the area and 265 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and to donate 850 hours of volunteer time, whether it was at a charity or at the home of a friend or family member. Finally, the church committed to raising $11,000 to use for the community. “All of that money, all of the volunteer hours, the food for the pantries – all of that stays in south-central Iowa,” DeVos said. The items collected for Operation Christmas Child were delivered to impoverished communities in Mexico this year. In the past, the church has
eat fresh We bake our own bread. Hwy. 34 W, Osceola • 641-342-7484
OTTAWA BETHEL CHAPEL CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH- 8 miles north of Ottawa, Dan Newell, pastor. Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship.
TRURO PERU-TRURO UNITED METHODIST PARISH, Truro, 641-765-4782. Brandon Campell, Pastor. Sunday - Truro 10:45 a.m. Worship; Peru 9:30 a.m. Worship.
LACELLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Tom C. Murr, pastor. Sunday - 9 a.m. - worship service. MEDORA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Jess Rockhold Gaul, pastor, 641-449-3779, 641449-3544. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - Worship, 9:15 a.m. - Church School.
Osceola Veterinary Clinic Judy Little DVM Rich Caves DVM Amanda Burow DVM Amanda Emary DVM Hwy 69 North - Osceola 641-342-2159 Livestock & Horses 641-342-2150 Pets
HOPEVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Dwayne Henrichs, pastor, 641-338-2248. Sunday -10 a.m. - Morning Worship.
CHARITON ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1112 N. 7th St., Chariton, IA. Rev. Fred Steinbach. 641-774-4911. Evening prayer service Wednesday 5:30 p.m., Bible Study Tuesday 10:30 a.m., Sunday Worship Service: 9:15 a.m.
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International Women’s Media Foundation, the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch and the City University of New York’s Graduate Center Foundation. She is married to Stephen Shepard, who was editor-in-chief of Business Week magazine for 20 years and founding dean emeritus of CUNY’s Graduate School of Jour-
301 South Main • Osceola 641-342-2146
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VAN WERT ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, Pastor Butch Black, Sunday - 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School. 10:30 a.m. - Worship. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study.
MURRAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 641-447-2487. Corner of 3rd and Grant Streets. Pastor Alex Bauman. Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School. 10 a.m. - Morning Worship. 6 p.m. - Sunday Evening Service. 7 p.m. - Jr./Sr. High Youth Group. Wednesday - 7 p.m. - Prayer and Bible Study. 3rd Thursday each month - 7 p.m. -Ladies Missionary Group. MURRAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 707 Maple St., Pastor Brandon Campbell. Sunday Worship 8 a.m., children’s church during worship; Fellowship and Adult Lessons
nalism. About the Mary Louise Smith Chair The Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics was established at Iowa State University in 1995 to honor the Iowa native and longtime political and civic leader. Smith – the first and only woman to chair the Republican National Committee – was a mentor, friend and role model to many in the world of politics and civic, government and community affairs. The purpose of the
SMYRNA FRIENDS CHURCH, 6 miles E. & 1 mile N. of Weldon, Charlie Coffey, minister. Sunday - fellowship and coffee 10 a.m. Church starts at 10:30 a.m. Worship. WELDON CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Weldon, Dennis Huffman, Ed West, co-pastors. Sunday - 9 a.m. - Sunday School. 10 a.m. - Church Service. CWF meets first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. WELDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Rick Hawkins, pastor. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - Church Service.
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chair is to bring nationally known political leaders, scholars and activists to Iowa State to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process. Povich is the 29th woman leader to visit Iowa State through the sponsorship of the Smith chair. The event is sponsored by the Catt Center and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by ISU Student Government.
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judge asked if Darrell and Sue had anything they’d like to say. This is what Darrell said: “Out of that fire came three miracles. We’ve wanted children for fifteen years, and God has brought amazing grace out of complete devastation. Oh, and we’re just disciples, only doing what our Teacher taught us to do. That’s about all there is to it.” Amen.
What if we could give the reason for our actions the same way Bernard did? In the end, there were three children left whom no one could (or would) give shelter to. Bernard and Marie took them home. Six months later, they became Marie and Bernard’s newest grandchildren when their son Darrell and his wife Sue adopted them. On the adoption day, the
ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 222 East Pearl. 641342-2850. Fr. David Polich. English mass on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Spanish mass on Sundays at noon. Misas espanol los domingos 12 p.m.
partnered anonymously with area groups to help individuals, as well as donated to organizations in and around Clarke County. The congregation of roughly 255 members makes amazing progress every year. “One of the problems we face today is people aren’t motivated in areas like this. Together, we can do it,” DeVos said. The program was adopted from the North Point Community Church, a non-denominational Christian megachurch in Alpharetta, Georgia. Thousands tune into sermons given there by Pastor Andy Stanley. According to North Point, their Be Rich campaign raised more than $5 million in 2015. “We can’t do what they can do, but we can do what we can do,” DeVos said.
NEW VIRGINIA CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples of Christ), 604 Main Street, 641-449-3421, Sunday - 10 a.m. - Sunday School. 11 a.m. - Church.
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 130 W. Grant St. Osceola, 641342-2830. Julie M. Poore, pastor. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. www (Wonderful Wednesday Worship). Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship; nursery available. La Iglesia Metodista Unida Les Invita, Miercoles: Estudios Biblicos 5 p.m., Sabados oracion en las casas, 5 p.m., Domingo: servicio de adoracion 2 p.m., 130 W. Grant St., Pastora: Rosa Maria Rodriguez, 515-344-7221.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH- 304 Knotts St., New Virginia, Sunday worship - 10 a.m. Wednesday evening — Youth, 7 p.m., Prayer, 7:30 p.m NEW VIRGINIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Box 301, Jess Rockhold Gaul, pastor. 641449-3779, 641-449-3544. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship. Sunday School 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST, corner of Hwy. 69 and 152, SDA50213@yahoo.com. Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - Sabbath School. 11:00 a.m. - Church Service.
To be rich in good deeds “Command those who are rich in this present world ... to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:17-18 This Scripture is the foundation for the Be Rich program at LifePoint Assembly of God. It challenges parishioners each November to go above and beyond in their giving, not just by way of tithing but in their service to others. “So often, we compare our income to the billionaires. We compare ourselves with someone with two houses instead of our one, with someone who has three cars rather than our two,” said Pastor Chuck DeVos. “We don’t feel rich because of the people we compare ourselves to. If you make $40,000 a year, you’re in the top 9 percent of wage-earners in the world.”
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VanZee birthday card shower planned The family of Ellen VanZee is hosting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday Dec. 10. Cards may be sent to her at 109 W. Garfield St., Osceola, IA 50213.
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tentatively be delivered in early spring. “I think having more access to bicycles and physical activity is really going to improve the health of Clarke County,” Hickenbottom said. “A lot of times, people complain there’s not anything to do, but we have some great walking trails now, so this is a way to use those trails
and get out there and be active. And, you don’t have to go purchase your own bike; you can just borrow a bike. It’ll be something easy to do and the whole family can participate.” Visit www.wellmark. com/foundation to learn more about the grant program or to view a list of previous grant recipients.
Holiday Brilliance lights up the square Holiday Brilliance begins 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the courtyard of the Clarke County Courthouse. Festivities include many opportunities for individuals and businesses to get involved. As a push to get more people to take part, Osceola Chamber Main Street (OCMS) has relaxed its requirements and expanded its offerings, hoping to get residents from all over Clarke County to stop by and celebrate the start of the holiday season.
The lighted parade Parade entries may include floats, walking performers, cars, tractors, horses and more. Participants are encouraged to include holiday elements and lights in their entries. There is no charge for this event. Stop in to OCMS, 115 E. Washington St., to clear up any questions you may have beforehand and to receive your float number. Line-up begins at 4 p.m.
Saturday at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., with Santa leading the procession out at 5:30 p.m.
Scavenger hunt Attendees can grab a scavenger hunt card and search for clues – and the perfect gift – during the Holiday Brilliance vendor show, 3-8 p.m. in the Osceola Senior Center. A surprise giveaway will be held for those who complete their cards. Holiday cook-off The holiday cook-off will include entries for chili, OST photo by HILARY FERRAND soups and baked goods Pictured is the holiday window display at Clark Furniture. from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 136 W. Jefferson St. A $5 wrist- can vote for their favorite are allowed. Winners from band is required to sample displays. The business with five different age groups entries. Participants can the most votes will receive will ride with Santa during the lighted parade. Regregister early at OCMS or a prize valued at $150. Christmas Cuties ister in advance or before at Holiday Brilliance, free contest 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. of charge. Holiday Brilliance will Storefront winNew for this year is a also include storytelling, dow displays children’s pageant starting caroling, tractor-drawn Businesses in and around at 4 p.m. Boys and girls up sleigh rides and hot chocodowntown will put on their to age 10 will tell the judglate. Santa and Mrs. Claus very best show for shop- es about their wishes for will be found in the courtpers during the celebra- Christmas. Holiday attire tion, and in turn, people is recommended and props yard, too.
Loebsack releases statement on EPA’s 2017 RFS obligations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations for 2017. Loeb-
sack, who serves as the cochair of the House Biofuels Caucus, has led the fight for a strong RFS and highlighted its importance to Iowa. “Today’s announcement is good news for Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and
consumers. I am pleased the EPA followed the mandate set for them by Congress to ensure ethanol and biofuels are a source of fuel for the future, while decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. But our work is not done. I will
continue to push the EPA to increase the level of bio-diesel and advanced biofuels to what was mandated. I will also continue to fight to create greater access to biofuels at local gas stations across the country.”
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Pictured is Sharon Fry, hanging decorations for the holiday window display competition as part of Holiday Brilliance festivities.
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