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Written by Lori Chappell   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:22

Blue Ribbons Awarded in Iowa State Fair Horseshoe Contest

DES MOINES, IA (08/14/2013)(readMedia)-- Horseshoe champions competed in the 15th Annual Midwest Senior Classic and Open Doubles divisions of the Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held Monday at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

The State Fair hosts both Championship and Open Class competitions every Fair day. Division winners are crowned daily. All Horseshoe Pitching competitions take place on the clay courts just east of Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall.

Complete results below:

MIDWEST SENIOR CLASSIC

Championship Class

1) Glenn Warden, Grimes

2) Marvin Engstler, Garner

3) Richard Shepardson, Iowa City

4) Vern Kollasch, Iowa City

5) Tom Tabat, Phoenix, Ariz.

6) Bill Sprague, Berwick

Class A

1) Doug P. Anderson, Stratford

2) LeRoy J. Law, West Des Moines

3) Shirley Sprague, Berwick

4) Wally Runia, Balaton, Minn.

5) Bob Rounds, Perry

6) Skip Kapolka, Davenport

Class B

1) Carl Kaiser, Des Moines

2) Carl Krukow, Clear Lake

3) Steve Hatch, Knoxville

4) Chris Jordan, Peru

5) Marvin Dirks, Fonda

6) John Ridgely, Earlham

Class C

1) Bob Dugger, What Cheer

2) Richard Cranston, Keswick

3) Paul Clark, Marshalltown

4) Jack Navin, West Des Moines

5) Harley Krukow, Iowa Falls

6) Darwin Mott, Hartford

OPEN DOUBLES

Class A

1) Vern Kollasch, Iowa City, and Bobby Dahl, Afton

2) Tom Cranston, Keswick, and Richard Cranston, Keswick

3) Shirley Sprague, Berwick, and Chris Jordan, Peru

4) Carl Krukow, Clear Lake, and Harley Krukow, Iowa Falls

Class B

1) Tom Flores, Des Moines, and Anthony Buttrey, Des Moines

2) Deb Davis, Ankeny, and Elizabeth DeBord, Des Moines

3) Steve Hatch, Knoxville, and David Brent, Pleasantville

4) Ralph Davis, Ankeny, and Brandon DeBord, Des Moines

Class C

1) Jeff Vanderhoof, Villisca, and Jill Vanderhoof, Villisca

2) Randy Clark, Monroe, and Ramon Scarpino, Des Moines

3) John Ghrist, Des Moines, and Rick Adkisson, Clive

4) Parker Gibson, Chicago, Ill., and Jack Davis, Adel

Dairy Exhibitors Earn Honors in Iowa State Fair Jersey Competition

Dairies competed for top honors in the Jersey Dairy Cattle show judged Thursday, August 8 at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

The Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Females were shown by Steinridge Jerseys of Lawler.

Covington Jerseys of Leon took first place in the Premier Breeder contest and received second place for Premier Exhibitor. First place in the Premier Exhibitor contest went to Lavon Farms of Plano, Texas, while Schulte Bros of Watkins took second place in the Premier Breeder category.

The Premier Breeder Award is given to the competitor who earns the most points for animals bred and exhibited by the entrant or others during the day's show. The Premier Exhibitor Award is given to the exhibitor who accumulates the most points based upon the day's placings.

Additional results below (name, hometown and animal identification):

Junior Heifer Calf: March 1 to May 31, 2013

1) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, Edgebrook Verb Lashea, 3/9/2013, JE840003012584227

2) Luke Koepke, Denver, GCJ Legal Justice, 3/2/2013, 118498344

3) Canoe Ridge Dairy, Decorah, Canoe-Ridge Fire Missy, 3/7/2013, 71767656

4) KCCK Holsteins / P&A Ayrshires, Dyersville, Bambis-KCCK Tequila Elsie, 3/16/2013, 118553676

5) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Tequila Dream, 4/11/2013, 118592440

6) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, Northern Lites Governor Van, 3/1/2013, 067119844

7) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Lyon Plus Lonita, 3/1/2013, 118574082

8) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Lyon Plus Lane, 3/1/2013, 118574073

9) Barglof Farms, Waterloo, Bon Bon's Headline Blur, 3/28/2013, 118455343

10) Lango Dairy, Hopkinton, Samantha, 3/28/2013, 118523189

11) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls, Rockin-K Headline Jetta, 4/25/2013, 118484996

Intermediate Heifer Calf: Dec. 1, 2012 to Feb. 28, 2013

1) Gene Henderson, Manchester, Meadowridge King Hotshot, 12/8/2012, 118349332

2) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Love Tequila- ET, 12/5/2012, 118571230

3) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Saphire, 12/12/2012, 118401148

4) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, Edgebrook Whiskey A-Go-Go, 12/12/2012, JE840003012584426

5) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Partee HPDH Verbatim London-ET, 12/1/2012, 118416373

6) Canoe Ridge Dairy, Decorah, Canoe-Ridge Fire Mamba, 12/5/2012, 71767652

7) David Koss, Epworth, Ski Pal Force Truffles, 12/1/2012, 065391799

8) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo., Sunny Grove King Peanut, 12/3/2012, 118522133

9) Kara Schueler, Coralville, Lyon Premier Sister, 12/2/2012, 118457747

10) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Tequila Liz ET, 12/3/2012, 118571249

11) Arthur Acres , Maynard, Arthur Acres Velocity Ginny, 12/6/2012, 840003012898575

12) Kruses LJ Swiss, Holy Cross, CCJ Vanessa Governor Vanna, 1/10/2013, 18434441

13) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls, Rockin-K Belvedere Jinger, 2/20/2013, 118484987

14) Roth Dairy, Milford, Neb., Sunny Lea Gov Julie, 12/12/2012, 118393733

15) Nors Holsteins, Decorah, Iota Fire Sarina, 12/6/2012, 118393582

Senior Heifer Calf: Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2012

1) Arthur Acres , Maynard, Edgebrook Tequila Madison-ET, 9/4/2012, 118411734

2) Nordic-Haven Holsteins, Decorah, Nordic-Haven Gin, 9/1/2012, 71135274

3) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo., Sunny Grove Voyager Lucy, 9/3/2012, 118408181

4) Elron Farms, Lost Nation, Edgebrook Tequila Margarita, 9/4/2012, 118593629

5) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Tequila Grab-ET, 9/7/2012, 118376901

6) Arthur Acres, Maynard, Arthur Acres Grandious Saralee, 9/7/2012, 118451844

7) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Norway Maple Casper Tess, 9/18/2012, 118230784

8) Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler, Hometown First Impression, 9/5/2012, 11611190

9) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Budjon-Vail Comerica Maleah-ET, 9/1/2012, 118294472

10) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, Gibbs K Governore Tickle, 9/2/2012, 118414719

11) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Miles Cammy, 10/5/2012, 118333021

12) Gabrielle Klemme, Coralville, Lyon Belvedere Edgy, 9/21/2012, 118368353

13) Elron Farms, Lost Nation, Gibbs Counsiler Miami, 9/5/2011, 118333142

14) Nors Holsteins, Decorah, Beaver Vu Furor Ellie, 9/22/2012, 118586492

Summer Yearling Heifer: June 1 to Aug. 31, 2012

1) Fedestel Jerseys, Larchwood, Fredestel Action Kayla, 8/7/2012, 118588485

2) KCCK Holsteins / P&A Ayrshires, Dyersville, Bambi-KCCK Legionaire Electric, 6/26/2012, 118553667

3) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Go For It-ET, 6/20/2012, 118376899

4) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Jazzmyn, 6/6/2012, 118273440

5) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, Laurel Brook Tequila Jewel, 6/1/2012, 118164883

6) Summit Farm, Inc., Lester, Vhm Riley Summer, 7/13/2012, 067154723

7) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Ssf Grandious Whitney, 6/11/2012, 118327840

8) Blue Knoll Farm, New London, Blue Knoll Mudpuddle, 6/20/2012, 118488879

Junior Yearling Heifer: March 1 to May 31, 2012

1) Gene Henderson, Manchester, Meadowridge Mac Kaitynn, 3/11/2012, 118030133

2) Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler, Schulte Bros Giller Glory-ET, 3/2/2012, 118121154

3) Le-o-La Holsteins, Peosta, Nabholz Tequila Sara, 3/2/2012, 118016265

4) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, Edgebrook Jack Lexie, 3/16/2012, JE840003012584223

5) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Giller Gold-ET, 3/3/2012, 118121163

6) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo., Rock Ella Moneymaker Rimm, 3/2/2012, 11404107

7) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, UHT Verbatim Kutie, 3/1/2012, 118165811

8) Blue Knoll Farm, New London, Blue Knoll Prisilla, 3/13/2012, 118008130

9) David Koss, Epworth, Ski Pal Bel Shania, 5/27/2012, 065391665

10) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Stoney Lilly, 5/23/2012, 118190509

11) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls, Rockin-K Tequila Jozie, 3/8/2012, 118011028

12) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Sandridge Vin Tootsie, 3/1/2012, 118192967

13) Natalie Johnson, Murray, Lyon Carmel Treasure, 4/2/2012, USA 11801440

Winter Yearling Heifer: Dec. 1, 2011 to Feb. 29, 2012

1) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Tequila Lizzy ET, 12/4/2011, 117928749

2) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros Tequila Livvy-ET, 12/3/2011, 117928730

3) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, Edgebrook Getaway Midnigh, 12/5/2011, 118094513

4) Gabrielle Klemme, Coralville, Lyon Kyros Nexa, 12/2/2011, 118009654

5) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, NORWAY MAPLE ECLIPES TRISH, 12/5/2011, 117993341

6) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Deery, 12/14/2011, 118019017

7) Kara Schueler, Coralville, Lyon Louie Sunrise, 12/1/2011, 118009618

Senior Yearling Heifer (Not in Milk): Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2011

1) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, Edgebrook Grand Prix Destiny, 9/6/2011, JE840003012584220

2) Fedestel Jerseys, Larchwood, Fredestle Comerica Bobbi, 9/12/2011, 118086778

3) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo., R&S Sunrise Annabelle, 9/14/2011, 117911165

4) Natalie Johnson, Murray, Lyon Action Leslie, 9/3/2011, USA 117923959

5) Z-Way Farms, Postville, Edgebrook Reward Martina, 9/7/2011, 117954250

6) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Master Larissa, 9/27/2011, 117928208

Junior Best Three Females

1) Schulte Bros, Watkins

2) Schulte Bros, Watkins

3) Bushman Dairy, Calmar

4) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo.

5) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City

6) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa

7) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls

Junior Two Year Old Cow: March 1 to Aug. 31, 2011

1) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, LAVON FARMS SEQUENCE, 3/26/2011, 118209643

2) Covington Jerseys, Leon, Covington Renegade Miranda, 3/25/2011, 117632686

3) Arthur Acres , Maynard, Miss Nevada Lexus, 3/2/2011, 117586305

4) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Schulte Bros TB Gianna-ET, 9/3/2011, 117928682

5) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo, Lyon J Benny, 3/31/2011, 117687501

6) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, FV Jewel Tea, 4/22/2011, 17945973

7) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Shine Sissy, 3/31/2011, 117627693

8) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Lyon Nevada Cindy, 5/27/2011, 117774591

9) Covington Jerseys, Leon, Covington Fernleaf Kuhne Maid, 4/6/2011, 117632734

10) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Minister Josie, 6/11/2011, 117928244

11) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, Arthur Acres Outlaw Saige, 7/18/2011, 177834837

12) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Lyon J Jany, 3/17/2011, 117687369

Senior Two-Year-Old Cow: Sept. 1, 2010 to Feb. 28, 2011

1) KCCK Holsteins / P&A Ayrshires, Dyersville, Bambis Gibbs Excitation Suzie, 10/14/2010, 117590173

2) Summit Farm, Inc., Lester, Summetz Celebrity Dori, 9/23/2010, 067174533

3) David Koss, Epworth, Covington Leader Debra, 9/1/2010, 117402137

4) Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler, Genesis Justice Fanny, 10/27/2010, 11009839

5) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo, Lyon Louie Racey, 12/17/2010, 117559512

6) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Jakes Betty, 12/10/2010, 117446250

7) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Catos Action Girasol, 9/14/2010, 067140369

8) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Lyon Ira, 1/1/2011, 118485018

Junior 3-Year-Old Cow: March 1 to Aug. 31, 2010

1) Schulte Bros., Watkins, Avonlea Int'l Dare To Dream, 6/1/2010, 10989484

2) Kruses LJ Swiss, Holy Cross, CCJ Natalie Sargent Nadine, 3/17/2010, 11708849

3) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls, Rockin-K Iotola Jerzie, 3/17/2010, 117117431

4) Covington Jerseys, Leon, Covington Goldstar Madison, 3/9/2010, 117248245

5) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, GCJ Barbaro Vail, 3/30/2010, 117401369

6) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Kurt Samantha, 6/10/2010, 117502631

7) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Jacinto Fancy, 5/30/2010, 117281983

8) Sandy Knoll Dairy, Worthington, Schulte Bros Giller Galaxy, 3/27/2010, 117183557

9) Sandridge Farm, Vinton, Antietam Hill Bun Bun, 3/14/2010, 117318869

Senior 3-Year-Old Cow: Sept. 1, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010

1) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, LAVON FARMS ACTION PEGGLE, 9/9/2009, 117251254

2) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo, Lyon Action Chalice, 1/10/2010, 117046067

3) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Andrea Sandy, 9/10/2009, 116842688

Cow Four Years Old: Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2009

1) Summit Farm, Inc., Lester, Enniskillen Senior Mamie, 3/3/2009, JECAN000009968633

2) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, Lavon Farms Syrus Roseanne, 9/15/2008, 116392745

3) Groves Jerseys, Skidmore, Mo., Klus-Grove Vertigo Cammille, 4/27/2009, 53292650

4) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo, Lyon Blair Elsie, 10/28/2008, 116597588

5) Summit Farm, Inc., Lester, Jersey Summetz Applejack Serm Selam, 7/29/2009, 067124362

6) Canoe Ridge Dairy, Decorah, Freeman-Holtz Razzel, 3/9/2009, 116701804

7) Schulte Bros., Watkins, BBDN Furor Encina-ET, 12/1/2008, 116475622

8) Fishersons, Edgewood, Nkipps Sparkler Veryfine, 12/6/2008, 116413794

9) Canoe Ridge Dairy, Decorah, Canoe-Ridge Dale Nike, 3/3/2009, 66406233

10) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Freeman-Holtz Nadia, 9/6/2008, 116542962

11) Arthur Acres , Maynard, Edgebrook Jackknife Nora, 6/7/2009, 117166387

12) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Multi-Rose Militia Valerie-Et, 4/19/2009, 116690375

Cow Five Years Old: Sept. 1, 2007 to Aug. 31, 2008

1) Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler, Stephen Comerica Viola, 1/16/2008, 116116222

2) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, Ron-Net Sultan Bailey, 3/14/2008, 116127695

3) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, Hollylane Latola Justine-Et, 9/20/2007, 115865123

4) Lyon Jerseys, Llc., Toledo, Lyon Iatola Conlee, 9/30/2007, 115934232

5) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Maple Lawn Furor Farra, 6/2/2008, 116097798

6) Doug Schoof, Primghar, LDS Hired Gun Nora, 8/14/2008, 117737569

7) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City, Ja Glo Sparkle Rocket, 8/16/2008, 116243199

Aged Cow: Before Sept. 1, 2007

1) Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler, Edgebrook Nevada Nibbles, 7/18/2007, 115967928

2) Covington Jerseys, Leon, Covington Rebel Babybell, 9/28/2006, 115281745

3) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas, Lavon Farms Golden Rose, 10/11/2004, 114290467

4) Bushman Dairy, Calmar, KJF Lacus Centurion Lira-ET, 9/1/2004, 114415697

5) Doug Schoof, Primghar, Schoofs Comerica Poka, 8/12/2007, 117216279

6) Fishersons, Edgewood, Elm Knoll Jace Mya, 9/30/2006, 116517014

7) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa, Silver Dreams Master Joy, 3/2/2007, 115497728

8) Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, Jace Char Staci-Et, 5/22/2007, 115477416

9) Nordic-Haven Holsteins, Decorah, Nordic-Haven Furious Trixie, 4/14/2006, 062574207

10) ABCS Family Farm, Altoona, Rozilynn KC Rose, 11/4/2005, USA 114847445

Lifetime Production

1) Covington Jerseys, Leon, Vipor DC Marlys, 8/16/2002, 112894254

2) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo, Lyon Centurion Lavena, 4/25/2006, 115062342

Best Three Head

1) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas

2) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo

3) Covington Jerseys, Leon

4) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa

5) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City

6) Canoe Ridge Dairy, Decorah

7) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls

Best Four Head

1) Lavon Farms, Plano, Texas

2) Lyon Jerseys, LLC., Toledo

3) Covington Jerseys, Leon

4) Holtz View Farms, Maquoketa

5) Ja-Glo Jerseys, Central City

6) Rockin-K Holsteins, Cedar Falls

Junior Champion Female: Gene Henderson, Manchester

Reserve Junior Champion Female: Gene Henderson, Manchester

Intermediate Grand Champion Female: Schulte Bros, Watkins

Reserve Intermediate Champion Female: KCCK Holsteins / P&A Ayrshires, Dyersville

Senior Grand Champion Female: Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler

Reserve Grand Champion Female: Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler

Grand Champion Female: Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler

Reserve Champion Female: Steinridge Jerseys, Lawler

Premiums Awarded in Iowa State Fair Horse Show

Premiums and ribbons were awarded in the Open Western Horse Show judged Saturday at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results follow:

Western Pleasure – Ladies 19 and Over

1) J.R. Reichert Ventures, Marengo

2) Sue Reichert, Marengo

3) Lindsay Black, Saint Charles

4) Debbie Pierce, Carlisle

5) Samantha Kinslow, Weston, Mo.

6) Brittany Baysinger, Des Moines

7) Fox Ridge Farm, Center Point

8) Sarah Van Pelt, Woodward

9) Nancy J. Robertson, Harper

Western Horsemanship – Riders 18 and Under

1) Brittany Abernathy, Indianola

2) Lisa Weatherwax, Ankeny

3) Cara Klyn, Grinnell

4) Jessica Taylor, Granger

5) Laura Pfab, Granger

6) JR Reichert Ventures, Solon

7) Danielle Rich, Ottumwa

8) Elyse Buysse, West Liberty

9) Logan Kinyon, Lenox

Western Pleasure – Riders 14 and Under

1) Danielle Rich, Ottumwa

2) Fox Ridge Farm, Center Point

3) Emily Miller, Newton

4) Taylor Dorbeck, Powersville, Mo.

Western Pleasure – Men 19 and Over

1) Cara Klyn, Grinnell

2) Brian and Josie McQuillen, Cascade

3) Kelly Cox, North Sioux City, S.D.

4) James Thorp, Marion

5) Levi Ferguson, Searsboro

Western Pleasure – Riders 13 and Under

1) Linda McCormick, Indianola

2) Fox Ridge Farm, Center Point

3) Sierra McCullough, Knoxville

4) Danielle Rich, Ottumwa

5) Hannah Baker, Bondurant

Walk-Trot Pleasure – Riders 18 and Under

1) Brittany Abernathy, Indianola

2) Danielle Rich, Ottumwa

3) Linda McCormick, Indianola

4) Sierra McCullough, Knoxville

5) Logan Kinyon, Lenox

7) JR Reichert Ventures, Solon

8) Jake Peers, Urbandale

9) Lisa Weatherwax, Ankeny

"Nothing Compares" to the 2013 Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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U.S. Coast Guard announces notice of proposed rulemaking for personal flotation device type codes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Headquarters Public Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:48

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove references to type codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs).

PFD type codes are unique to Coast Guard approval and are not well understood by the general public. The current PFD type code classification system is planned to be redesigned to focus on performance criteria rather than construction standards. A new easy-to-understand label concept is intended to help both professional mariners and recreational boaters select the best device for their intended uses and routes.

Removal of the current PFD type codes from carriage and labeling requirements would assist future incorporation by reference of new industry consensus standards for PFD labeling that will more effectively convey safety information without the use of type codes, and is a step toward harmonization of Coast Guard regulations with PFD requirements in Canada and other countries.

"Lifejackets that are currently Coast Guard-approved and serviceable are still perfectly safe to use and are not made obsolete by the proposed standards. This rule simply streamlines the use of PFD type codes to pave the way for future alignmetn wtih one international standard," said Brandi Baldwin, P.E., Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division, Office of Design and Engineering Standards at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.

The notice of proposed rulemaking and related materials may be reviewed at www.regulations.gov, docket number: USCG-2013-0263.

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MODERN WOODMEN PARK VOTED BEST MINOR LEAGUE BALLPARK PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:50

Nationwide voting for 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Award places Quad Cities venue first

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AUG. 14, 2013) - After four weeks of nationwide voting by fans and readers of 10Best.com and USA TODAY, Modern Woodmen Park, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits, is the "Best Minor League Ballpark" in the 2013 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards. USA TODAY and 10Best.com announced the Top 10 ballparks Wednesday.

Modern Woodmen Park received the most votes from readers, fans and the general public nationwide among 20 nominated ballparks. The nominees were chosen by a panel of experts from USA TODAY, 10Best.com, and other contributors and sources for other Gannett properties. Throughout the competition, Quad Cities residents, visitors, fans, media and public leaders supported the campaign for a venue that has been frequently recognized nationwide as a unique destination for Minor League Baseball and family entertainment.

"This is a great honor that belongs to the City of Davenport, the mayors and city leaders from all of the Quad Cities, and people all throughout this great region," said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. "Their constant and enthusiastic support of this club and this great ballpark continues to overwhelm and gratify us. But we will never rest on any laurels - we will continue to work to constantly improve and make even better this baseball diamond that has become the crown jewel of the Midwest and the nation."

"This designation affirms what we in the Quad Cities have known all along, that Modern Woodman Park, 'A jewel along the Mississippi,' is the most beautiful minor league park in the world," said Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba. "This national recognition serves as one more sign that our Rivervision plan, to make Davenport's Riverfront the most spectacular and magnificent between New Orleans and Minneapolis/St. Paul, is coming to fruition."

The River Bandits will host a special recognition for the Quad Cities community prior to the team's next home game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. At every River Bandits game through the end of the 2013 season, fans can sign a banner naming Modern Woodmen Park the "Best Minor League Ballpark". The banner will be permanently hung inside Modern Woodmen Park.

In addition, the River Bandits will celebrate the ballpark's No. 1 ranking by offering $1 general admission tickets to the 7 p.m. game Monday, Aug. 19, with upgrades available for $1 more.

Modern Woodmen Park, which opened in 1931 as Davenport Municipal Stadium and was previously known as John O'Donnell Stadium, is the oldest stadium used continuously by a current Minor League Baseball team for more than 50 years. The current Midwest League franchise has played in it continuously since 1960, and more than seven million fans have passed through its gates in that time.

As the River Bandits ownership, Main Street Baseball has brought the stadium several improvements - including the Sky Deck, Pepsi Loge Boxes, the DHCU On-Deck, the Crop Production Services Corn Field, a new high-definition video board and LED ribbon board. Earlier this season, Main Street Amusements opened a FlyWireTM dual zip line by Extreme Engineering, and a Mediacom Frog Hopper by S&S Worldwide, as part of a growing amusement lineup, including a new 112-foot tall Ferris wheel and carousel, that will continue arriving through next season.

UP NEXT: The first 2,000 fans to Modern Woodmen Park Saturday night will receive a bobblehead of Minnesota Twins first baseman and former River Bandit Justin Morneau, courtesy of Mediacom and the Dispatch-Argus. The 7 p.m. game kicks off a seven-game home stand through Friday, Aug. 23. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at  563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is planned for next spring, along with a carousel and other new games and attractions. This season, the team just unveiled a new 300-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, a Mediacom Frog Hopper, and a number of new bounce houses. The team also boasts a new major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, and fans can see the first team in Minor League Baseball history with back-to-back No. 1 overall draft picks - 2012 top pick Carlos Correa and 2013 top pick Mark Appel, as well as 2012 first-round draft choice Lance McCullers. With new rides, new attractions, new improvements, a new affiliate and future major league stars, the second half of this season is one every fan will not want to miss!

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RATTLERS BLOW OUT BANDITS IN SERIES FINALE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:08

Quad Cities loses first series in three weeks but remains 1 1/2 games behind Cedar Rapids


DAVENPORT, Iowa (AUG. 12, 2013) – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers right-hander Austin Ross kept the Quad Cities River Bandits hitless for 5 1/3 innings, while his offense scored seven runs on 10 hits in the third and fourth innings combined, building a lead that stood for a 9-1 victory in front of 2,292 at Modern Woodmen Park Monday night.


The Timber Rattlers had 15 hits, and five players had multi-hit games, led by second baseman Alfredo Rodriguez, who went 4-for-5 with three runs scored. Rodriguez doubled to start the third inning against Quad Cities right-hander Mark Appel (1-1), who had retired the first six batters he faced. Catcher Tyler Roberts singled to put runners at first and third bases, and shortstop Orlando Arcia hit into a fielder's choice that brought in the first run. Center fielder Tyrone Taylor singled, and left fielder Michael Reed hit an RBI single for a 2-0 lead.


In the fourth inning, right fielder Max Walla hit a leadoff double against Appel. First baseman Parker Berberet singled to put runners at first and third bases, and Rodriguez added an RBI single on the first three pitches of the inning. Roberts made it 4-0 with a sacrifice fly, and Arcia singled and went to second base with the throw from the outfield. Center fielder then hit a two-run double, extending the margin to 6-0 and ending Appel's night after 3 1/3 innings. Left-hander Mitchell Lambson allowed Taylor to score on third baseman Mike Garza's RBI single, setting the nine hits and seven runs as the highest totals against Appel in any of his eight professional starts.

 

Lambson worked the next three innings for Quad Cities (30-19 second half, 68-50 overall) and kept the Timber Rattlers (22-28, 51-64) from extending the lead. His 3 2/3 innings tied his longest outing of the season.

 

Meanwhile, Ross (1-0) retired the first 11 River Bandits and gave up the first baserunner on his only walk to shortstop Carlos Correa with two outs in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, third baseman Austin Elkins hit a one-out single for the team's first and only hit against Ross, who recorded four strikeouts.


The Timber Rattlers bullpen opened with right-hander Chris Razo, who allowed an infield single to River Bandits catcher Roberto Pena and RBI double by Elkins in the eighth inning for the home team's only run. Lef-thander Taylor Wall worked a scoreless ninth inning.


Right-hander Jamaine Cotton allowed an unearned run in each of the eighth and ninth innings. Taylor hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Rodriguez in the eighth, and Berberet hit an RBI single to score first baseman Matt Garza for a 9-1 lead. It was the largest score by a River Bandits opponent since Cedar Rapids scored 12 runs June 12. Wisconsin was the first team in three weeks to win a series over Quad Cities. The River Bandits had won a season-high five straight series since losing two of three in Lake County July 20-22.


After the last off day of the season Tuesday, the River Bandits start a three-game series in Clinton at 7 p.m. Wednesday. River Bandits left-hander Josh Hader (1-0) is scheduled to face LumberKings right-hander Rigoberto Garcia (0-4).


UP NEXT: The first 2,000 fans to Modern Woodmen Park Saturday night will receive a bobblehead of Minnesota Twins first baseman and former River Bandit Justin Morneau, courtesy of Mediacom and the Dispatch-Argus. The 7 p.m. game kicks off a seven-game home stand through Friday, Aug. 23. Single-game tickets are on sale at the River Bandits box office at Modern Woodmen Park, by phone at  563-324-3000 and online at www.riverbandits.com. Season ticket and mini-plan packages start at just seven games and begin at less than $50. Call a River Bandits account representative today to choose your seats and get the details of our various mini-plan packages.


ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership is making one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 112 feet over the playing field, is planned for next spring, along with a carousel and other new games and attractions. This season, the team just unveiled a new 300-foot long dual zip line, a rock climbing wall, a Mediacom Frog Hopper, and a number of new bounce houses . The team also boasts a new major league affiliate, the Houston Astros, and fans can see the first team in Minor League Baseball history with back-to-back No. 1 overall draft picks – 2012 top pick Carlos Correa and 2013 top pick Mark Appel, as well as 2012 first-round draft choice Lance McCullers. With new rides, new attractions, new improvements, a new affiliate and future major league stars, the second half of this season is one every fan will not want to miss!

 

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Team Runablaze Iowa - Summer Heat? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cal Murdock   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:52

Summer Heat usually slows down distance running - not this year, great weather for training or racing!

Learn more about the team, visit the web site Runablaze.com that includes the resume of the team athletes and past running highlights.  1300 of the best Iowa runners, race directors, coaches, volunteers & fans receive this e-mail.

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Red Flannel, Loop the Lake, Market to Market, Hy Vee road races, Dam to Dam, Marathon to Marathon, Clive Running Festival, Sturgis Falls, Fifth Season, Midnight Madness, Park to Park, Capital Pursuit, IMT Des Moines Marathon and Living History Farms.
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And now for the "News" . . .
Adam Condit ultra running in 2013.  Adam ran Grand Canyon Rim to Rim double crossing in April, solo.  He was ready for a competitive 50 mile trail race debut at Devil's Lake (July 13, WI).  Adam recounts, "A fun but somewhat bittersweet ultra marathon ... finally hunting down first place by mile 35.  I led from there to mile 48 where I was passed (quickly) going uphill.  I finished 2nd overall in 7hr 23min in one of the Midwest's most rugged ultras around Devil's Lake.  I felt dialed in with nutrition and energy, but the relentless up and down trashed my legs before really having to slow down the last 5-6 miles."  Adam plans another 50 miler near Madison this fall, a more rolling and smooth course.
Danna Herrick ran Have a Hearth 5K (West Des Moines, July 27) in winning in 18:21.  Nate Hopp won the Swisher 5K (Aug. 3) in 16:22, Phil Young was 2nd in 17:06.  Robyn Friedman continues here comeback at the M.A.M.M. 10K (Monroe, Aug. 10) winning in 38:20.  Husband and wife team finished 2nd male and female at the Kraut Route 5K (Lisbon, Aug. 10) - Dan Schofer ran 17:14 and Marie Schofer 18:37.
Iowan Diane Nukuri-Johnson continues to race with the best, this time in the Northeast.  At the Beach to Beacon 10K (ME, Aug. 4) she set a personal record running 32:36.  A week later at 41st Falmouth 7 mile (MA, Aug. 11) she was 4th in 37:16.
Kudos to any runner that gives up their running to put on a race.  Double kudos for any race director that times and scores a modest sized race.  Runners Colleen Webb and Paul Grinvalds (West Des Moines, July 27) each did an admiral job creating results at their 200-250 finisher races.  The key was reasonable expectations and awards.  Thanks Colleen and Paul, demonstrating "how it's done simply, cost free".
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