Brett Young Reaches A Platinum Milestone

Brett Young’s single “In Case You Didn’t Know” has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, making Brett the only country artist to earn this distinction for a song released in 2017.  The milestone, which signifies sales of one million copies, comes as “In Case You Didn’t Know” approaches the top of the country charts after only 20 weeks of climbing.


  • Young joins artists Ed Sheeran, Future, The Chainsmokers and Katy Perry with platinum certifications for songs released in 2017.

May 26th: On This Day

On this day in 1949, Hank Williams Jr. is born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hank Jr. started his career out at eight-years-old, singing his father’s songs, and did so for many years.  near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s

Hank decided he wanted to make his own music and legacy, determined to change his sound. After a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana in 1975, and after an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues.

Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, including taking Entertainer of the Year in 1987 from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, making his own mark on the industry.

Happy 68th birthday, Hank Jr.!

Madsen Takes Sprint Invaders and Carter Doubles Up at Osky

Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 24th, 2017) – Finally mother nature cooperated for the first time in three weeks as the Southern Iowa Speedway roared back with seven classes in competition. Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders making their only visit of the season, along with the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks making their second of three visits to the monster half mile plus the five weekly IMCA division.
A total of 113 cars checked in to claim victory on Cablevey Conveyors, Sitler’s LED Supplies and Oskaloosa True Value Night.
Cayden Carter took two wins by taking the Modifieds and Stock Cars meanwhile Daniel Fellows (Sport Compacts) and Shannon Anderson (Hobby Stocks), both continued their winning ways. Other Feature Winners was Ian Madsen (Sprint Invaders), Curtis Van Der Wal (SportMods) and Steve Jackson in the Dirt Trucks.
First feature of the night was the 12 lap Kelli Steil State Farm IMCA Sport Compacts feature event and it was Levi Heath jumping to the early lead from the pole position. Josh Barnes powered his way by Heath for the lead on lap two. Barnes and Heath battled it out meanwhile Daniel Fellows, started eighth had worked his way up to third, entered in the battle for the top spot. Fellows took the lead away on lap four and lap later the only caution came out when Billy Cain blew up going down the frontstretch. Fellows was not too be denied as he went on to take his third win at Osky. Heath finished second meanwhile Barnes exited toward the pits with mechanical issues. Jake Benischeck came home third in his first visit to Osky in 2017, James Roose was fourth and Bryan Claussen was fifth.
The Budwesier IMCA Stock Car 18 lap feature was next on to the speedway and once again they lived up to the name of Class to Tough To Tame. However before a single lap could be completed the caution came out when Mike Brown spun in the middle of turns one and two collecting Brandon Jay and Mike McClure. Todd Reitzler chose the right lane and the right moves to take the lead early but he had several challenges from Louis Lynch early on before Derrick Agee took the top spot away on lap five. Agee continued to lead until Mike Hughes, Nathan Wood and Cayden Carter made their way up to battle for the top spot, Agee exited the race track shortly after. Hughes led lap ten before Nathan Wood grabbed the top spot away on lap 11. Wood was holding off every challenge from Hughes, Dustin Griffiths and Cayden Carter until the last lap. Carter edged out Wood to the line for his first win in the Stock Cars at Osky in 2017. Wood, Hughes, Griffiths and Reitzler rounded out the top five.
In the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders 25 lap feature event, Carson McCarl and Terry McCarl started on the front row with the younger Carson taking the top spot. Carson McCarl was doing pretty good fending off Terry McCarl until lap traffic which not only allowed his father Terry but Ian Madsen to chase him down. Madsen get by both Carson and Terry McCarl on lap 12, Madsen pulled away and went on to take the win ahead of Carson McCarl, Terry McCarl, Jamie Ball and Chris Martin.
Danny Brau led lap one of the Oskaloosa True Value IMCA Sport Mods 16 lap feature event but the lead changed hands three times in the next four laps. Colton Livezey led lap two with Carter VanDenBerg leading laps three and four. VanDenBerg got in a tense battle with Curtis VanDerWal on lap five and it was VanDerWal edging out VanDenBerg to the line before completing the pass. VanDerWal pulled away and went on to take his second win of the season at Osky ahead of VanDenBerg, Logan Anderson, Jason McDaniel and Cory Van Zante.
Making their second of three appearance at the monster half mile was the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks. Steve Jackson and Eric Lundstrom led the field to the green but it was points leader Brad Moyer grabbing top spot early. Moyer began huggin the bottom side meanwhile Steve Jackson went to the high side just before the caution came out on lap three. Moyer held off Jackson until lap six when Jackson took the lead away. Jackson went on to make two for two in the Trucks at Osky. Moyer settled for second, Pat Gordon was third, Corey Stout was fourth and Lundstrom slipped back to fifth.
Christian Huffman led the opening lap one in the KBOE Radio / Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature. Ryan Wells took the lead away on lap two and looked comfortable in the top spot but the caution came out twice on lap four for Riley Meinders and then again on lap five for Kirk Puttmann in turn three. Wells saw six-time IMCA Hobby Stock National Champion Shannon Anderson take the lead away on lap seven. Anderson and the field saw the caution come out one more time on lap 12 when Puttmann spun in turn two. Anderson went on to hold off Bill Bonnett for his third win in three nights in Osky. Bonnett finished second ahead of Aaron Martin, Mike Kincaid and Thomas Stevens.
Final feature of the night was the 20 lap Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds feature. Todd Inman took advantage of his pole position as he led the first three laps before Jason Murray powered his way by on lap four. Murray saw the caution come out on lap six when Inman had something break in the right front sending him into the outside fence. Murray knew it was gonna be tough to hold on to the top spot as Cayden Carter, debuting a new VanderBuilt Chassis, took the top spot away on the restart. Carter was heading on to the win before a caution for Scott Dickey in the turn four fence forcing a green-white-checkered finish. Carter held off Derrick Stewart to take the win. Colt Mather, Todd Shute and Brandon Banks finished third through fifth respectively.
Next Wednesday Night is Musco Lighting Night and will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

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Southern Iowa Speedway
Cablevey Conveyors / Sitler’s LED Supplies / Oskaloosa True Value Night
May 24th, 2017

Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders
Shottenkirk.com A main (started): 1. 18 Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia (6); 2. 6 Carson McCarl, Altoona (1); 3. 24 Terry McCarl, Altoona (2); 4. 5J Jamie Ball, Knoxville (11); 5. 44 Chris Martin, Ankeny (14); 6. 4 Jon Agan, Knoxville (5); 7. 81 Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington (4); 8. 3G Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington (18); 9. 78 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL (3); 10. 9L Hunter Lane, Milo (12); 11. 17 Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa (17); 12. 11B Ben Woods, Newton (7); 13. 69 Justin Buchholz, Davenport (13); 14. 3 Nate Van Haaften, Otley (19); 15. 51J Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis (20); 16. 40C Cody Wehrle, Burlington (15); 17. 50P Harold Pohren, Lowell (10); 18. 1ST John Greenwood, Woodward(8); 19. 99 John Schulz, West Burlington (16); 20. 19W Bob Weuve, Newton (9). Lap Leaders: C. McCarl 1-11, Madsen 12-25. KSE Hard-charger : Martin
Randall’s Performance Heat one (started) : 1. Ben Wagoner (3); 2. Greenwood (4); 3. Bob Weuve (1); 4. Justin Buchholz (5) / 5. 9 Daniel Bergquist, Burlington (6); 6. 13 Brayden Gaylord, Wever (7); 7. 0 Mike Mayberry, Fremont (8); 8. 10T Terry Elsbury, Rock Island, IL (2).
CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started) : 1. Ian Madsen (2); 2. Carson McCarl (6); 3. Harold Pohren (4); 4. Chris Martin (5) / 5. Tyler Groenendyk (7) ; 6. 83 Dave Getchell, Sperry (1) ; 7. 26 Kyle Nelson, Des Moines (3).
Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started) : 1. Jon Agan (2) ; 2. Terry McCarl (4) ; 3. Jamie Ball (1) ; 4. Cody Wehrle (3) / 5. Ryan Jamison (6); 6. 1 Damian Getchell, Sperry(7) ; 7. 19 Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres (5).  
Shottenkirk.com Heat four (started) : 1. Tanner Gebhardt (2); 2. Ben Woods (1); 3. Hunter Lane (4); 4. John Schulz (3) / 5. Jarrod Schneiderman (6); 6. Nate Van Haaften (7); 7. 33 Alan Zoutte, Knoxville (5).
B main one (started) : 1. Tyler Groenedyk (2); 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4); 3. Nate Van Haaften (8); 4. Ryan Jamison (3) / 5. Brayden Gaylord (5); 6. Damian Getchell (7); 7. Mike Mayberry (9); 8. Daniel Bergquist (1); 9. Dave Getchell (6); 10. Kyle Nelson (10); 11. Rob Weuve (12); 12. Elsbury (13).
Budweiser King of Beers – Gold Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started): 1. Jon Agan (3); 2. Ian Madsen (5); 3. Carson McCarl (6); 4. Terry McCarl (7); 5. Ben Wagoner (2); 6. Tanner Gebhardt (1); 7. Ben Woods (4); 8. John Greenwood (8).
Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds
Feature (started): 1. 10C Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa (4); 2. 43 Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth (7); 3. 8 Colt Mather, Keswick (6); 4. 5 Todd Shute, Des Moines (5); 5. 22 Brandon Banks, Washington (13); 6. 02 Andrew Schroeder, Keswick (3); 7. 40X Dakota Simmons, Douds (9); 8. 40 Scott Dickey, Packwood (8); 9. 49J Jason Murray, Hartford (2); 10. 3W Garrett Wilson, Carlisle (11); 11. 0 Matt Bodman, Muscatine (10); 12. 5T Todd Inman, Altoona (1); 13. 66 Gordon Head, Des Moines (12).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Derrick Stewart (6); 2. Andrew Schroeder (3); 3. Todd Inman (1); 4. Dakota Simmons (7); 5. Todd Shute (4); 6. Garrett Wilson (2); 7. Brandon Banks (5).  
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Cayden Carter (3); 2. Colt Mather (4); 3. Scott Dickey (6); 4. Jason Murray (2); 5. Matt Bodman (5); 6. Gordon Head (1).  
Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars
Feature (started): 1. 10C Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa (9); 2. 52 Nathan Wood, Sigourney (12); 3. 11 Mike Hughes, Oskaloosa (7); 4. 10G Dustin Griffiths, Hedrick (4); 5. 22R Todd Reitzler, Grinnell (6); 6. 84 Danny Thrasher, Agency (5); 7. 71 Louis Lynch, Glenwood, Mo. (1); 8. 19 Donnie Pearson, Oskaloosa (3); 9. 54 Mike Brown, New Sharon (2); 10. 14 Derrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo. (8); 11. 6J Brandon Jay, Columbus Junction (10); 12. 4M Mike McClure, Bloomfield (11).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Todd Reitzler (4); 2. Mike Hughes (5); 3. Louis Lynch (1); 4. Danny Thrasher (3); 5. Mike Brown (2); 6. Mike McClure (6).  
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Dustin Griffiths (2); 2. Donnie Pearson (1); 3. Cayden Carter (6); 4. Derrick Agee (4); 5. Brandon Jay (5); 6. Nathan Wood (3).  
Oskaloosa True Value IMCA Sport Mods
Feature (started): 1. 1V Curtis VanDerWal, Oskaloosa (8); 2. 7V Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa (5); 3. 9A Logan Anderson, Eddyville (6); 4. 85 Jason McDaniel, Eldon (7); 5. 34Z Cory Van Zante, Sully (9); 6. 29 Colton Livezey, New Sharon (4); 7. 26 Scott Brau, Brooklyn (3); 8. A5 Austin Paul, Monroe (15); 9. 07 Blaine Webster, Ottumwa (11); 10. 10H Jack Housley, Runnells (2); 11. 2B Robert Moore, Maxwell (10); 12. 49 Keith Schmitt, Beaver Dam, Wis. (13); 13. 20 Danny Brau, Brooklyn (1); 14. 8T Tony Johnson, Oskaloosa (14); 15. 55R Steven Berry, Ottumwa (12); 16. 5 Taylor Inman, Altoona (16).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Carter VanDenBerg (5); 2. Curtis VanDerWal (6); 3. Scott Brau (3); 4. Jack Housley (2); 5. Danny Brau (1); 6. Blaine Webster (7); 7. Keith Schmitt (8); 8. Austin Paul (4).  
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Colton Livezey (3); 2. Logan Anderson (4); 3. Jason McDaniel (5); 4. Cory Van Zante (7); 5. Robert Moore (6); 6. Steven Berry (1); 7. Tony Johnson (2); 8. Taylor Inman (8).  
KBOE Radio / Mahaska Bottling IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature (started): 1. 78 Shannon Anderson, Des Moines (10); 2. 19 Bill Bonnett, Knoxville (9); 3. 73 Aaron Martin, Richland (8); 4. 12 Mike Kincaid, Cincinnati (7); 5. 81B Thomas Stevens, Guernsey (5); 6. 96R Jamie Songer, Ankeny (6); 7. 89R Ryan Wells, Runnells (3); 8. 14 Christian Huffman, New Sharon (1); 9. 7K Kelsie Spilman, Hedrick (14); 10. 3S Steve Allen, Oskaloosa (4); 11. 7 Kirk Puttmann, Keota (2); 12. 65 Saif Grafke, Oskaloosa (13); 13. 45M Josh McCoy, Ottumwa (12); 14. 13M Riley Meinders, Oskaloosa (11).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Steve Allen (4); 2. Jamie Songer (5); 3. Aaron Martin (6); 4. Shannon Anderson (7); 5. Kirk Puttmann (3); 6. Riley Meinders (1); 7. Saif Grafke (2).  
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Christian Huffman (2); 2. Bill Bonnett (6); 3. Mike Kincaid (5); 4. Thomas Stevens (4); 5. Ryan Wells (3); 6. Josh McCoy (7); 7. Kelsie Spilman (1).  
Kelli Steil State Farm IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature (started): 1. 11F Daniel Fellows, Keokuk (8); 2. 9H Levi Heath, Wilton (1); 3. 3 Jake Benischek, Durant (9); 4. 86R James Roose, Grandview (2); 5. 01C Bryan Claussen, Eddyville (14); 6. 114 Brandon Allison, Oskaloosa (10); 7. 41R Mark Riney, Des Moines (13); 8. 41 Nathan Moody, Oskaloosa (4); 9. 1* Renny McCarty, Farmington (12); 10. 15 Clayton Webster, Ottumwa (5); 11. 23H Alex Hayes, Iowa City (15); 12. 13B Josh Barnes, Keokuk (3); 13. 52 Billy Cain, Bloomfield (6); 14. 23B Jason Breuklander, Oskaloosa (11); 15. 57 Barry Taft, Argyle (7).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Levi Heath (1); 2. Daniel Fellows (6); 3. Nathan Moody (3); 4. Clayton Webster (4); 5. Brandon Allison (7); 6. 23B Jason Breuklander (5); 7. 41R Mark Riney (2); 8. Alex Hayes (8).  
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Josh Barnes (3); 2. Billy Cain (4); 3. Jake Benischek (7); 4. 57 Barry Taft (5); 5. James Roose (1); 6. Renny McCarty (6); 7. Bryan Claussen (2).
Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks
Feature (started): 1. 23 Steve Jackson, Polk City (1); 2. 21 Brad Moyer, Alleman (4); 3. 19 Pat Gordon, Oskaloosa (10); 4. 24 Corey Stout, Oskaloosa (6); 5. 35 Eric Lundstrom, Berwick (2); 6. 2M Tony Moro, Polk City (7); 7. 28 Anthony Moro, Polk City (13); 8. 79 Shonn Mapes, Ankeny (5); 9. 98 Bret Moyer, Polk City (3); 10. 17 Bryan Spangler, Coon Rapids (8); 11. 2 Del Enos, Des Moines (11); 12. 7XJR Andrew Clark, Des Moines (14); 13. 9 Lou Siplot Jr., Altoona (9); 14. 40J Justin Schroeder, Coon Rapids (12).
Heat 1 (started) - 1. Steve Jackson (1); 2. Pat Gordon (5); 3. Brad Moyer (7); 4. Lou Siplot Jr. (3); 5. Shonn Mapes (2); 6. Del Enos (6); 7. Anthony Moro (4).   
Heat 2 (started) - 1. Eric Lundstrom (7); 2. Corey Stout (4); 3. Bret Moyer (5); 4. Tony Moro (3); 5. Bryan Spangler (6); 6. Justin Schroeder (1); 7. Andrw Clark (2).

Story provided by Jeremy Fox

Carrie Underwood Reflects on American Idol Win

Thursday (5/25) marked the 12th anniversary of Carrie Underwood being crowned champion of American Idol, and she took to Instagram to reflect on what that fateful day meant to her. Underwood shared several throwback pictures from the day she won on Instagram, saying, “12 years later and I’m still not sure how it all happened to me! 12 years ago today, my dreams came true and life has been a dream ever since! I am beyond blessed and so thankful!”

Florida Georgia Line Sets Grand Opening of FGL House

Florida Georgia Line has announced June 5 as the grand opening date for FGL House, their new restaurant, and entertainment venue in the heart of Music City. The four-story FGL House will open its doors at 7 PM local time, setting the stage for a big CMA Music Festival week in downtown Nashville.


  • Two days later on June 7, the duo will hit the stage with The Chainsmokers at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, where FGL is nominated for three trophies.
  • Tune in today (5/26) as Florida Georgia Line performs on the Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York City with hip-hop star Nelly.
  • FGL is also set to launch their “The Smooth Tour 2017″ on June 2, featuring Nelly and Chris Lane.

Grinnell Regional Family Practice Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that Grinnell Regional Family Care, Grinnell, has received the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level 3 Recognition. Clinic providers Roy Doorenbos, MD; Michelle Rebelsky, MD, FAAFP; Jacob Boyer, PA-C; Kristin Phelps, PA-C; and Katelyn Van Wyk, PA-C, earned this distinction for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.

“The care team at GRFP worked for 15 months to implement the processes to earn this designation for high-quality care,” says Kristin Phelps, PA-C, provider lead for the patient-centered medical home recognition. “We all want to give our patients the best care and experience possible. This NCQA program lets patients know that we have proven our processes and are committed to their care.”

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated GRMC 5/26/2017 care focused on patients,” says NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Grinnell Regional Family Practice has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time. The Level 3 meets the highest quality standard in the program.”

To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Grinnell Regional Family Practice demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Osteopathic Association.

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS ® ) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers, and others make more informed health care choices.

Rule Earns Second Scholar-Athlete Award

Oskaloosa–Alexi Rule (Sr., Idaho Falls, Idaho, Elementary Education) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete Thursday.

Rule, who owned a 3.82 Grade Point Average entering this spring, was among 174 women’s golfer from within the NAIA to be awarded the laurel.  The academic laurel is the second of her career.

To be eligible for the award, athletes must be of at least junior academic standing, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and have attended the nominating institution for at least one full academic year.

For the complete list of all the NAIA Women’s Golf Scholar-Athletes, go to http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/SportsInfo/scholar-athletes/2017/Women’s%20Golf%20Scholar-Athlete%20Nominees.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900

Story provided by Wade Steinlage

Grand Ole Opry Announces CMA Fest Week Kick Off

The Grand Ole Opry has announced their star-studded lineup hitting the stage as they kick off CMA Music Fest Week with back-to-back shows on June 6. The two evening shows will include acts such as Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch, Del McCoury and Bill Anderson, with the kick-off celebration also featuring a free Opry Plaza performance by Parmalee earlier in the afternoon.


·         CMA Music Fest Week will also include previously announced performances by Blake Shelton, Steve Wariner, Trace Adkins, Charley Pride, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Scotty McCreery, Brandy Clark and Sara Evans.

Love and Theft Donates Song Proceeds to Manchester

Love and Theft are among the countless country stars who have sent their love to Manchester, England, following the deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday (5/22). As a way to show their support, the duo has pledged to donate proceeds from the download of their new song, “Love Wins,” over the next month to charity. In a video posted on Facebook, the duo’s Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson sat on the steps of Nashville’s Parthenon as they performed an acoustic rendition of their new song.


·         “Love Wins” can be downloaded here.



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