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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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WINTERSET MEETS CARLISLE IN FB PLAYOFFS
7 pm wednesday game at carlisle
Van Meter hosts Underwood; Earlham travels to Bedford
Winterset, which finished third in class 3-A District 8 will travel to Carlisle Wednesday for a first round playoff football game. Carlisle, 7-2, finished second in District 7, behind unbeaten Pella.
The October 29 Class 3-A playoff game will be held in Carlisle at 7 p.m.

Following are the 32 teams in the 3-A playoffs:

ADM, Adel @ Carroll
Assumption, Davenport @ Solon
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley @ Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Charles City @ Xavier, Cedar Rapids
Epworth, Western Dubuque @ Waverly-Shell Rock
Fairfield @ Pella
Gilbert @ Humboldt
Greene County @ Creston
Independence @ Washington
Knoxville @ Dallas Center-Grimes
Newton @ Clear Creek-Amana
Norwalk @ Bondurant-Farrar
Spencer @ Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City
Wahlert, Dubuque @ West Delaware, Manchester
Webster City @ Ballard
Winterset @ Carlisle

CLASS 1A:

Alburnett @ Regina, Iowa City
Bellevue @ Dike-New Hartford
Central Decatur, Leon @ Pella Christian
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont @ Panorama, Panora
Hudson @ North Cedar, Stanwood
Lake Mills @ South Winneshiek, Calmar
Madrid @ IKM-Manning
OA-BCIG @ Hinton
Ogden @ AHSTW, Avoca
Pocahontas Area @ South Central Calhoun
Sibley-Ocheyedan @ West Lyon, Inwood
Sigourney/Keota @ West Branch
Sumner-Fredericksburg @ Saint Ansgar
Underwood @ Van Meter
Western Christian, Hull @ Emmetsburg
Woodward-Granger @ St. Edmond, Fort Dodge

CLASS A:
Akron-Westfield @ Woodbury Central, Moville
Belle Plaine @ Van Buren Community
Belmond-Klemme @ Gladbrook-Reinbeck
Bishop Garrigan, Algona @ AGWSR, Ackley
Colfax-Mingo @ Mount Ayr
Denver @ West Hancock, Britt
Earlham @ Bedford
Edgewood-Colesburg @ B-G-M, Brooklyn
Griswold @ Logan-Magnolia
Lone Tree @ Lisbon
North-Linn, Troy Mills @ Pekin
Pleasantville @ Montezuma
Wapsie Valley, Fairbank @ Nashua-Plainfield
West Sioux, Hawarden @ South O'Brien, Paullina
Westwood, Sloan @ Audubon
Winfield-Mt. Union @ Maquoketa Valley, Delhi
US HWY 169 OPEN AGAIN
Detours around Hwy 169 north of Winterset no longer became necessary Thursday, as state DOT officials reopened a stretch of highway, just north of the intersection of what is locally known as the Cumming Road. The road was reopened to traffic Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). The hilly curve just south of the north river bridge was closed to earlier this summer because the roadway had begun to slip and slide off its sandy clay/shale foundation. The fix was for one of three road slides discovered there. Officials say they will have to work on the stretch of road again, probably starting in May of 2015.
CORKREAN OFFICIALLY BECOMES LONE TREASURER CANDIDATE
 It appears 16-year veteran Jana Corkrean of the Madison County Treasurer’s Office could be the county’s next treasurer, after events unfolded in recent weeks concerning challenger Leslie Schmalzried.
 Corkrean won the June Democratic primary (unopposed) to claim a slot on the November ballot to replace the retiring G. JoAnn Collins, a Republican who served three four-year terms. Corkrean was hired as a part-time employee in early 1998, and by year’s end became full time.
 Corkrean’s main duties have been with the motor vehicle department, issuing driver’s licenses as well as collecting property taxes.
 Corkrean says she decided to run after Collins’ decision to retire came.
GOP COUNTY TREASURER CANDIDATE ORDERED TO PULL SIGNS, DISCONTINUE CAMPAIGN
 County treasurer hopeful Leslie Schmalzried’s signs came down quickly on Monday, apparently in response to an email notice she received from federal officials, stating that her candidacy “is in violation of the Hatch Act”.
 Madison County Democrats lodged a formal complaint with the Hatch Act Unit of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel Wednesday, Oct. 15, pointing out that Schmalzried was campaigning for office. County Democrats indicated they contacted the Iowa Secretary of State’s office and the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, but “no one was willing” to say whether Schmalzried could run for office.
 An email memo to Schmalzried, dated Thursday from federal officials, ordered her to comply with their order by Monday, Oct. 20. Friday, Democrats were notified by email that federal officials received the complaint.
STATE OFFICIALS GIVE LOCAL CHIROPRACTOR A ‘LAST CHANCE’
 Saying it is Winterset chiropractor Stuart Hoven’s “last opportunity to demonstrate that he is capable of practicing chiropractic in a competent, professional and ethical manner”, the Iowa Board of Chiropractic has reinstated the chiropractor’s license, but says he will remain on permanent probation.
 Dr. Hoven will be required to have a female chaperone in his office during female patient office visits, and meet a number of strict terms and conditions to be permitted to continue to practice.
 Hoven received his chiropractic license in 2001 and opened an office in Winterset, Winterset Family Chiropractic, in December 2001.
 He later opened a satellite clinic in Osceola.
WINTERSET WHISTLE STOP FOR ERNST
 Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst brought her campaign through Madison County for a short stopover Tuesday, on her circuitous route back to central Iowa from the Sioux City area, which brought her through Greenfield and Winterset.
 She met with several dozen enthusiasts, including about a half-dozen members of the county GOP central committee, and then hopped back on board the Ernst-mobile to end the day in Des Moines.
 But not before she invited supporters to sign the back of her campaign motor coach, where a large map of Iowa – symbolizing her 99-county election’s end tour – figures prominently on the back of the bus. Interested voters were asked to grab a black, red or green marker, and “sign on” to the campaign.
MAN SPOTTED CARRYING GUN ON COURT AVE.
 Winterset schools were placed on lock down last week when the Winterset Police Department dispatched a message via scanner saying that a young man was walking east on Court Avenue with a phone in one hand and a “shotgun” in another. On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:43 a young man in a black hood and Carhartt jacket was spotted by a mother playing with her children in a playground around Court and Fourth Avenue with a gun in hand.
 School administration was notified immediately and several buildings were placed on lock down. For those hearing the reports, images of famous school shootings like Columbine and Sandy Hook Elementary rushed through the imagination.
NEAR RECORD 2,000 ABSENTEE BALLOTS REQUESTED
 Absentee ballot requests have topped the 2,000 mark, according to county elections officials.
 Nearly one out of five registered voters has asked for ballots so that they can vote early,
 A total of 2,068 voters have requested absentee ballots, on a pace to be the most for a November election, and certainly a record for a mid-term election.

 The deadline to register to vote for the election is this Saturday. It can be done up to 5 p.m. at the county auditor’s office in the Madison County Courthouse. Doors open at 8 a.m.
 
RIDOUT FAMILY BENEFIT SCHEDULED
 A benefit for the Marc Ridout family is being planned for Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
 The event is being billed as the Haunted Family Farm. The event will run from 6-11 p.m. each evening and include a haunted barn and trail, hay rides and a dark maze.
 Donations will be accepted at the entrance, and used to help defray the expenses of the Ridout family, who have a toddler with scoliosis and has to have regular treatments in Cincinnati every eight weeks.
 Follow the signs on old Hwy. 169 (Clark Tower Road) south of Winterset.
PROJECT APPLESEED WEEKEND EVENT PLANNED
 Officials with Project Appleseed say the group is planning a weekend event at the Winterset gun club this weekend for rifle shooters ages 10- up.
 Local spokesman Bryce Hope says they will be meeting Saturday and Sunday at the range, where officials will instruct what is known as WWI and WWII Marine-style marksmanship. The program, for which there is a fee, is for beginners, novices and experienced shooters.
 “We’ll take a non-shooter and turn them into someone who will be competent,” Hope said.
4-H THRIVES IN MADISON COUNTY
 “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.”
 This is the pledge of every 4-H member – and Madison County is fortunate to have a number of 4-H clubs, many of which are based on township or location in the county.
 But all of them fluidly accept membership from anyone regardless of where they live. And anyone can join a club at any time.
 4-H’ers join together all across the country, meeting needs and finding solutions to challenges in their communities. As the nation’s largest youth club program, 4-H has an estimated membership of more the six million young people in the more than 3,000 counties in the United States.
TIMELESS TREASURE SUBJECT OF LOCAL GARDEN CLUB MEETING
LONGTIME CITY ATTORNEY CASPER WANTS TO STEP BACK; JONATHON SCHROEDER NAMED ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY
 Saying he would like to begin to “ease into retirement”, longtime Winterset city attorney John Casper Monday asked the Winterset City Council to approve an assistant city attorney position, which would be filled by a new hire at the Flander, Casper & Rosien law offices in Winterset.
 Casper, 68, has been city attorney since 1976.
 Casper recommended that the city council approve the position, with the idea that Jonathon Schroeder, 26, a recent Drake University graduate, would begin to acclimate himself to the position.
 Schroeder joined the firm earlier this month.
MCHCS INITIATES PROTOCOLS
 With the advent of the flu season, increasing occurrences of the Enterovirus 68 and now the Ebola occurrences, Madison County Health Care System has taken steps to ensure appropriate procedures are followed to protect patients, visitors and staff.
 “While we have no reason to believe either the Enterovirus 68 or Ebola virus will be found in Madison County, we need to make sure our staff are prepared to address those situations should it be necessary to respond,” said Health Care System CEO Marcia Hendricks, RN, MHA, FACHE.
 “We are making sure our staff members are well-versed in the proper procedures and techniques so they can react accordingly.”
 Hendricks also said the public should be made aware of a couple of things now.
THE MAKING OF AN HISTORIC DISTRICT: 57 E. JEFFERSON ST.
 This week, we look at the A.R. Dabney building, presently the Edward Jones building, (formerly the Gambles store) on the north side of the square, on Jefferson Street across from the Madison County Courthouse in the middle of the block.
 The building was built in 1880 as a single-story storefront. Mr. A.R. (Albert) Dabney, a local attorney, had the building constructed for Brown & Garrett’s Shoe store, but Dabney also ended with space in the building.
 Dabney died at age 67 at his home in Oakland, Calif. He was among the early settlers of Madison County. He came to the area at age 13 with his family in 1857. He enlisted in the 13th Iowa Infantry and served in the war. He studied law and became a member of the bar association in 1873 and practiced law in Winterset until moving to California in about 1900.
 He was one of the most prominent members of the Winterset Bar Association. As one of the leading practitioners in the county, he was an active Democrat and was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives, where he served in the 20th and 21st General Assembly.
OSCEOLA MAN CLAIMS 2014 CBF HORSESHOE TOURNEY
 Bert Logsdon of Osceola was the tournament champion for the fourth time in five years at the annual Covered Bridge Horseshoe Tourney held Saturday, Oct. 11.
 Thirty-four pitchers competed at the fairgrounds.
 Logsdon won Class A with a 4-2 win/loss record. He finished with 166 ringers out of 240 shoes for 69 percent ringer total.
 Defending champion Glen Warden finished second throwing 155 ringers out of 240 shoes, pitching for 65 percent.
RE-PURPOSING THE JURGENSEN BRIDGE
Artist’s concept of how the relocated Jurgensen Bridge might appear if it were moved to Cedar Lake. A plan is being proposed to relocate the 1911 Pony truss steel bridge, located east of Patterson in Crawford Township, to the spillway area of Cedar Lake. The bridge would help connect a hiking/biking/pedestrian trail on the south side of the lake with the city of Winterset. Planners say one idea would be to continue the trail to the Cumming Road area, as an access to the Great Northwestern trail, which goes through Martensdale.
PRETTY, DUSTY HARVEST
While farming is a tough lifestyle, it has its moments, too. Harvest time can be an experience in and of itself. There’s nothing quite like the sight of a combine creating a new path down the summer’s growth. Only a couple of improvements can be made: a photo at dusk, the last row, and a full bin.
BACK TO FOUR
After a summer’s worth of work on the final phase of the Winterset Streetscape project, the town is back to being a four-stoplight town again (not counting the north four-way stop). A portion of the funds to purchase the traffic signal lights came from a grant. The intersection of south John Wayne Drive and Washington Street has been closed for several months, as the project focused on sprucing up the intersection in front of the in-progress John Wayne Birthplace Museum. New curbs and gutters, and ornamental pedestrian crosswalks, were installed, along with old-fashioned streetlights. A number of new parking spots also were created, as the area will have diagonal parking along Washington Street in front of the museum. Some storm sewer improvements also were added to the area.
CLOSE CALL BLAMED ON BAD RUBBER
A Winterset man escaped serious injury last week when the rear tire (driver’s side) apparently blew out, sending the van he was driving into the ditch. Tax McFarland managed to bring the vehicle under control, but it struck the side of a bridge, causing the vehicle to flip. McFarland was southbound on the Cumming highway near 180th Street. McFarland was transported to the local hospital to be checked out. Authorities say the incident is under investigation.
SPECIAL SEATS COMING TO MUSEUM
About two dozen seats from Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, the site of frequent red carpet movie premieres – and the home of the Hollywood walk of fame, containing handprints and footprints of famous Hollywood stars – have been obtained by Winterset John Wayne museum officials. The chairs will be placed in the museum’s screening theater, which will seat about two dozen. Special plaques are available for those who sponsor a seat – contact the birthplace for more information.