Dave Stafford fr www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously affirmed drug convictions against an Evansville man who challenged a “military-style” SWAT team raid on his house that turned up cocaine, marijuana and prescription painkillers. The convictions previously were reversed in a divided opinion of the Indiana Court of Appeals that was vacated when justices granted transfer.Mario Watkins was convicted of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance as a lesser-included Class A misdemeanor, possession of cocaine as a Level 6 felony, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance as a lesser-included Class A misdemeanor, possession of marijuana as a lesser-included Class B misdemeanor, and maintaining a common nuisance as a Level 6 felony.He was charged after Evansville police acted on a tip from a longtime informant that there were drugs and a gun in Watkins’ house. Police got a search warrant, staked out and observed the house, and developed a plan to execute the warrant. They raided the house in multiple directions using a battering ram and a “flash-bang” grenade that was deployed in a room where only a nine-month-old boy was laying under a blanket in a playpen.A majority of a Court of Appeals panel found the search unreasonable under Litchfield v. State, 824 N.E.2d 356. The majority opinion written by Judge Elaine Brown held that law enforcement needs for a military-style assault in this case were low and the degree of intrusion unreasonably high.But justices aligned with the COA dissent of Judge Melissa May in affirming the trial court.“We hold that the totality-of-the-circumstances Litchfield test — a test applied hundreds of times in our courts — remains well-suited to assess reasonableness under Article 1, Section 11. See Simons v. Simons, 566 N.E.2d 551, 557 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991) (“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”). Applying that test here, we find that the search warrant execution was not unreasonable,” Chief Justice Loretta Rush wrote for the court.Under these circumstances, police noticed activity at the house consistent with drug dealing, they corroborated the informant’s tip, and they had reason to believe executing the warrant could be dangerous. The court also held that while the degree of intrusion was high, police carefully tailored their tactics.However, the court rejected the state’s argument that “the courts should not second-guess officers,” as Rush wrote in Mario Watkins v. State of Indiana, 82S01-1704-CR-191.“The Litchfield test continues to serve us well, so we decline the State’s invitation to replace it with an unprecedented ‘no reasonable officer’ test for search warrant executions,” Rush wrote. “Under the totality of the circumstances, the search warrant execution at Watkins’s house did not violate Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution. And the search warrant affidavit survives our deferential Fourth Amendment review because it provided a substantial basis for the probable cause finding. We therefore affirm the trial court.”The court also cautioned that police use of “flash-bang” grenades that have drawn rebukes from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, including a judgment against Evansville police in a prior case, could spoil an investigation.“(F) lash-bang grenades should be the exception in search warrant executions. Their extraordinary degree of intrusion will in many cases make a search constitutionally unreasonable,” Rush wrote. “And we have serious concerns about officers here setting off a flash-bang grenade when the only person in the room was a nine-month-old. Ultimately though, this search warrant execution — under Litchfield’s totality-of-the-circumstances test — did not violate our Constitution’s search-and-seizure protections.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
31 Pearl Circ, Springfield.The home is in an established area of Springfield, just 1km from Springfield Fair shopping centre, and 1.5km from both Woodcrest College and Staines Memorial College. Public schools are also within easy reach.Ray White Middle Park selling agent Teejay Paterson said: “When a quiet position surrounded by parklands is important to you, you will be delighted with this beautiful home”. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is on the market as the owner has moved onto her next venture.The owner, an accountant, who wished for her name to be withheld, bought the property in 2002, however moved to the Northern Territory for work in 2013. She said she wanted a home in a quiet area, close to public transport, shops and schools.“This home has always had a homely feel to it,” she said. 31 Pearl Circ, Springfield.However due to work commitments, she is not likely to move back to Brisbane and has made the decision to sell.The low maintenance property at 31 Pearl Circuit, was the first home she was able to share with friends and family.“I completely changed careers while living in this house and was able to watch my two dogs grow up here,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Parkland at the back of 31 Pearl Circ, Springfield.The property has undergone some renovations including the swimming pool, kitchen, deck and gardens.The home has a spacious lounge room which will accommodate the largest of lounge settings.There is a separate tiled dining area, with plenty of room for lots of dinner party guests.The elevated 450sq m block has just one neighbour (parkland over the back fence), with a good patch of grass for kids or pets to run and play.
Zach Hemmingsen, Marne Jacob Arp, Donahue Tony Kramer, Harlan Pre-entered Modified drivers are: Mitchell Hunt, Kent City, Mich. Keith Brown, Pittsburg, Calif. Pre-registration also makes Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Sport Compact drivers eligible for Weekly Racing Bonuses. Todd Gereau, Sioux City Rodney Morgan, Mainesburg, Pa. C.J. Turner, Jamesport, Mo. Chris Abelson, Sioux City Aaron Shearn, Sioux City Mike Albertsen, Audubon Ricky Alvarado, Hotchkiss, Colo. Tim Watts, Beloit, Kan. Cody Werner, Clearfield Taylor Musselman, Granger Eddie Ingram, Linn Valley, Kan. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz. Shayne Bailey, Lathrop, Mo. Tanner Dixon, Nodaway Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan. Austin Evens, Waterloo Mike Kennedy, Madison Lake, Minn. Tom Cannon, West Branch Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake Anthony Hofbauer, Huxley Dennis Betzer, Central City Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids Jeff Feaster, Dakota City Joel Bushore, Boone Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask. Justin Wacha, Vinton Corey Bosma, Ocheyedan Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb. Leah Wroten, Independence Jason Briese, Cleghorn Todd VanEaton, Orient Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb. Kyle Brown, Madrid Trenton Neuhaus, Quasqueton Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb. William Michel, Columbus Junction Hesston Shaw, Hennessy, Okla. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wy. Robert Charapata, Green Bay, Wis. Clay Sellard, Bucklin, Kan. Jim Ball, Independence Brady Henderson, Curtis, Neb. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas Brody Bowser, Orleans, Mich. Leonard Cunningham, Onawa Tyler Watts , Beloit, Kan. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M. Tony Ritterbush, Dunlap Patrick Graham, Ankeny Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa Matt McDonald, Scranton Eric Barnes, Colona, Ill. Joe Brenner, New Berlin, Wis. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark. Darin Johnson, Spencer Chris Mills, Sioux City Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan. Joe McBirnie, Boone Dan Drury, Eldora David Brandies, Wilton Dylan Petersen, Harlan Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore. Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan. Wayne Landheer, Thompson Mark Smith, Hennessey, Okla. Jeffrey Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb. Sam Umbarger, Garner Joel Myers, Sebastopol, Calif. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz. Chris Jaggi, Campo, Calif. Cole Fenske, Plymouth, Wis. Joe Mullins, Erie, Colo. James T. Goodson, Bryant, Ark. Luke Lemmens, Madison, Wis. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer Brett Vanderheiden, Stuart Ryan Williams, Waxahachie, Texas Dustin Vis, Cedar Rapids Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif. Adam Ayers, Adair Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas Chad Hertel, Tuscola, Texas Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock Cody Knecht, Whittemore Charlie Rustman, St. Peter, Minn. Robert Tippery, Council Bluffs Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn. Bryant Hart, Erie, Colo. Scott Davis, Madrid Jakob Sachau, Denison Jake McBirnie, Boone Justin O’Brien, West Union Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn. William Kendall, Baxter, Minn. Trey Kline, Schleswig Christian Sylvester Webb Bruce Wickman, Emmetsburg James Johnson, Cherokee Matt Webb, Des Moines Cory Sauerman, Johnston Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla. Adam Birck, Canton, Mo. Landon Maddox, Fairview, Okla. Steven Lewallen, Dardanelle, Ark. Kyle Keller, Sidney, Mont. Jasen Gray, Colby, Kan. Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D. Seth Janssen, Ogden Amber Pierce, Corning, N.Y. Eric Bartels, Plymouth, Neb. Curt Lund, Redwood, Minn. Tyler Wood, Harrisonville, Mo. Ben Schneiders, Sioux City Dillon Magnussen, Newell Heath Tulp, Kanawha Richard McNeal, Towanda, Pa. Austin Price, Alton Mitchell Bielenberg, Charlotte Randy Merchant Jr., Sioux City Rowan Mason, Lincoln, Neb. Tanner Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill. Arron Duvall, Milan, Mo. Ahnna Schouten, Omaha, Neb. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan. Chris Carter, Redfield, Ark. Marcus Fagan, Adair Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb. Miciah Hidlebaugh, Adel Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb. Corey Burch, Junction City, Kan. Brad Mayland, Britt Austin Wonch, Crystal, Mich. Ben Chapman, Clarence Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel Ryan King, Tama Mitchell Evens, Independence Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas Bob Daniels, Des Moines Eric Knutson, Slater Kurtis Pihl, Falun, Kan. Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn. Tanner Pray, Mount Morris, Mich. Dennis Stewart, Marshalltown Stock Car drivers pre-entered for Super Nationals include: Dallas Nutt, Armstrong Terry Rentfro, Davenport Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D. Nicholas Strobbe, Howard, Wis. Andrew Burg, Maricopa, Ariz. Mike Albertsen, Audubon Hunter Weber, Council Bluffs Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern Jake Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn. Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Curtis Veber, Polk City Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn. Larry Sanders, Quinlan, Texas Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn. Daniel Ratajczak, Luxemburg, Wis. Colton Nelson, Osceola Cody Stone, Hobbs, N.M. Colton Miller, Topeka, Kan. Kolby Sabin, Des Moines Lenny Tucker, Jefferson, S.D. Kevin Smith, Arkport, N.Y. Larry Adams, Van Alstyne, Texas Jacob Kubik, Stuart, Neb. Scott Porter, Madison Lake, Minn. Collin Thirlby, Traverse City, Mich. Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif. Devin Schmidt, Nortonville, Kan. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo. Jon Snyder, Ames Tyler Jackson, Lincoln, Neb. Trace Ayers, Salina, Kan. Marcus Kyle, Boone Calvin Swanson, Waterloo Tyler Hoover, Villisca Pre-registered Northern SportMod drivers include: Jenna Johnson, Mitchelville Johnathon Logue, Boone Donavon Smith, Lake City James Pittman, Grand Island, Neb. Tommy Belmer, Evansdale Daniel Hagen, Grimes Daniel Fellows, Keokuk Kent Haugland, Wesley Thor Anderson, Monroe Mike Van Genderen, Newton Andrew Smith, Ozark, Mo. Connor Masoner, St. Joseph, Mo. David Holcomb, Kansas City, Kan. Ed Thomas, Waterloo Daniel Vander Veen, Sioux City A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich. Tim Ward, Harcourt Mathias Lux, Hartley Troy Krug, Emmetsburg Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan. Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich. David Hoover, Boone Johnny Whitman, Green Bay, Wis. Jeff Wiggins, Greenfield Brandon Williams, Platte City, Mo. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb. Bobby Egeland, Jefferson Rick Mees, Eagle Lake, Minn. Aaron Stolp, Suamico, Wis. Mitchell Morris, St. Charles William Gould, Calera, Okla. Cory Stone, Lovington, N.M. Brenten DeYoung, Carson City, Mich. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore. Kenny Wyman, Ames Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton Lucas Parsons, Bancroft Adam Tiernan, Madrid Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb. Tyler Inman, Altoona Luke Ramsey, Bedford Vern Jackson, Waterloo Dylan Van Wyk, Oskaloosa Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn. Russell Damme, Waterloo Daniel Clinton, Estherville Cullen Thompson, Hermann, Mo. Brandon Ross, Oshkosh, Wis. Jeremiah Andrews, Union Leon Wilson, Hopkinton George Nordman, Mason City Stephanie Reynolds, Norfolk, Neb. Brian Blessington, Breda Ryan Gillmore, Springfield, Mo. Al Hejna, Clear Lake Tim Judd, Wall Lake Rusty Gyles, St. Charles Jeremy Mills, Britt Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy. Brian Konz, LeMars Dustin Lynch, Boone Eric Stanton, Carlisle Kyle Brown, Madrid Mike Nichols, Harlan Mark Zorn, Russell, Kan. Darin Roepke, LeMars Aaron Cain, Sioux City Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo. Keeran Sampson, Worthington, Minn. Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb. Jeff Bodendorfer, Waterford, Wis. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz. Joshua Barta, Cedar Falls Jeremy Olson, Mapleton, Minn. Bryan Herrick, Curtis, Neb. Ricky Stephan, Sioux City Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill. Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb. Cody Brill, Harrisonville, Mo. Jeff McCollum, Mankato, Minn. Ben Wilson, Colo Brenton Palmer, Sioux City Mitch Dowhower, Milford Kellie Drury, Eldora Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev. Curtis Masterson, New Virginia Carson Masoner, St. Joseph, Mo. Mel Elsberry, Orange City Dylan Book, Adel Jason Pansegrau, Toledo Wyatt Lehman, Norfolk, Neb. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill. Paul Menard, Merrill Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan. Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa Ryan Grochow, New Ulm, Minn. Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M. Tyler Nelsen, Lohrville Tony Hardisty, Corning Austin Bouzek, Trenton, Mo. Jamie Coady, Colfax Chris Wright, Chillicothe, Mo. Calvin Lange, Humboldt Matthew Meinecke, Jamaica Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington Mark Elliott, Webster City Kevin Opheim, Mason City Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill. Brandon Steepleton, Marion Mike Coel, Pulaski, Wis. Nathan Ballard, Marengo Joel Rust, Grundy Center Cam Reimers, Ogden Bill Bonnett, Knoxville Eric Elliott, Boone Jeff Stephens, Arion Frank Packer, Boone Josh Larsen, Glencoe, Minn. Chuck Madden, Avoca John Ades, Rippey Earl Woodward, Fort Morgan, Colo. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D. Donnie Louck, Stockton John Rebstock, Franklin, Minn. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark. Mike House, Panora Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M. Jeff Mueller, Albion Johnny Spaw, Cedar Rapids Eddie Sites, Towanda, Pa. Randy Butterbrodt, Olin Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth Jeremy Richey, Medford, Ore. Cole Mather, Oelwein Trey Duensing, Byron, Neb. Terry Tritt, York, Neb. Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa. Ryan Harris, Hubbard, Neb. Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan. Billy DeRoy, Warrenton, Mo. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn. Derrick Agee, Moberly, Mo. BOONE, Iowa – More than 750 drivers have already thrown their helmets in the ring to be part of the best and biggest dirt track racing event on the planet. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake Blair Kraus, Omaha, Neb. Andrew Inman, Mason City Chris Bates, Griswold Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn. Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas Jack Phillips, Mitchellville Shawn Bearce, Hinton Jake Ludeking, Decorah The Prelude and the entire week of Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Jon Boller, St. Joseph, Mo. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. Tyler Boyda, Franklin, Minn. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan. Nick Meyer, Whittemore Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm Corey Piffer, Indianola Kole Nordquist, Beresford, S.D. Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn. Randy Havlik, Ankeny Todd Reitzler, Grinnell Cole Magnin, Oconto Falls, Wis. Kelly Shryock, Fertile Michael Meyer, Colby, Kan. Jeff Berens, Dakota Dunes, S.D. Irvin “Kevin” Roberts, Gresham, Ore. Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo. Zach Bales, Merrill Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb. Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn. David Simpson, Des Moines Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. Matthew Schauer, Arlington, Minn. Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis. Michael Thing Jr., Campo, Calif. Craig Clift, Sioux City Ben Stockton, Smithville, Mo. Travis Mosley, Batesville, Ark. Jason See, Albia Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids Brian Derry, Boone Steffen Oaks, Lincoln, Neb. Rodger Peck, Minneapolis, Kan. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck Wade Taylor, Spring Creek, Nev. Adam Lee, Salix Jake Nelson, Williston, N.D. John Ross, Rushmore, Minn. Allison Pierce, Corning, N.Y. Kelly Shryock, Fertile Shay Woods, Humeston Doug Smith, Lanesboro Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo. Mike Smith, Lake City Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb. Troy Schaberg, Amity, Ark. Steve Meyer, Grundy Center Jesse Taylor, Fort Morgan, Colo. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn. Justin Temeyer, Independence Matt Olson, Franklin, Minn. Clint Wendel, Mason City Darin Toot, Albert Lea, Minn. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo. Alec Fett, Thompson Solomon Bennett, Minburn Pre-entered Hobby Stock drivers are: Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic Michael Parcel, Bondurant Rileigh Flohrs, Blue Hill, Neb. Terry Hurt, Omaha, Neb. Ben Schultze, Algona Jim Thies, Mapleton Mitchell Bunch, Des Moines Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis. Eric Haase, Norfolk, Neb. William Wade, San Angelo, Texas Billy Dyer, Johnston Nicholas Carpenter, Leavenworth, Kan. Jake Benischek, Durant David Wickman, Emmetsburg Brandon Long, Abrams, Wis. Jason York, Boone Derek Green, Granada, Minn. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan Jordan Zillmer, Cleveland, N.D. Kyle Bentley, Rowley Ronnie Hults, Truro Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque Jarad Gross, Spencer Kodiak Wirtz, Gillett, Wis. Cody Thompson, Sioux City Eric Cross, Buford, Ga. Richard Michael, Ischua, N.Y. Jake Elmquist, Boone Tyler Ball, Independence Donnie Pearson, Oskaloosa Tony Hilgenberg, Waukee Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb. Kory Meyer, Olin Nick Beckman, Lincoln, Neb. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan. Cody Gustoff, Scranton Colton Garside, Greenfield Gary Pesicka, Burt Matt Brown, Dysart Kevin Bruck, Dunlap Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton Andrew Claus, Spencer Cary Heinen, Fort Dodge Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn. Philip Keller, Sidney, Mont. Larry Sutton, Beloit, Kan. Andrew Swailes, Riverside Chris Luloff, Independence Danny Fye, Boxholm Dan Nelson, Holmesville, Neb. Jacob Brock, Lathrop, Mo. Brandon Tharp, Vinton Stephen Doss, Boone Matthew Hanson, Slayton, Minn. Brayton Boyer, St. Lucas Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah Troy Gudmonson, Savage, Minn. Les Lundquist, Sioux City Stefan Sybesma, Sanborn Ashley Schaaf, Lincoln, Neb. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown Matthew Brehmer, Pulaski, Wis. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown Nate Smith, Cedar Falls Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif. Andy Hoffman, Sioux City Seth Eldridge, Checotah, Okla. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif. John Gill, Marshalltown Scott Hogan, Vinton Bryant Johnson, Graettinger Josh Gilman, Earlham Mike Lineberry, Omaha, Neb. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif. Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo. By the noon deadline Thursday for IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s pre-entries, 752 drivers had made plans to be part of the 37th annual running of America’s Racin’ Vacation Sept. 2-7 at Boone Speedway. Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis. Troy Jerovetz, Iowa Falls Robb Nutt, Armstrong Austin Daae, Estevan, Sask. Brady Larkins, Deshler, Neb. Parker Larson, Granada, Minn. Bob Daniels, Des Moines Jeffrey Sears, St. Joseph, Mo. Matt Ruf, Grand Junction, Colo. Caden Lowmiller, Jefferson Early entries are in hand from 26 states plus Canada and Australia and include 228 Modified drivers. For the first time in Super Nationals history, Stock Car pre-entries have topped the 200 mark. Daniel Ayers, Webster City Corey Madden, Avoca Ryan Reed, McCausland Andy Tiernan, Madrid Bubba Brown, Jackson, Minn. Robert Moore, Sioux City Shawn Umentum, Green Bay, Wis. Chad Krogmeier, Burlington Jesse Lund, Greenfield Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb. Austin Schrage, Cresco Randy LaMar, Buffalo Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction Neil Pella, Adams, Neb. Michael Dotson, Lathrop, Mo. Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn. Tyson Overton, Carlisle Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa Ethan Braaksma, Newton Buck Schafroth, Orient Matt Baker, Britt Mike Van Genderen, Newton Damon Murty, Chelsea Jesse Smith, Fort Dodge Chris Palsrok, Estherville Ryan Jenkins, Omaha, Neb. John Watson, Des Moines Tobie Talk, Hawley, Texas Korey Lana, Center Point Chris Snyder, Dunkerton Greg Sidles, Fairmont, Minn. Tony Cox, Boone Nick Foster, Menlo Jacob Hashbarger, Bonduel, Wis. Ernie Martin, Troy, Pa. William (Joey) McCullough, Goodyear, Ariz. Rob Brillhart, Crystal, Mich. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa Brock Badger, Bagley One hundred and forty-five Northern SportMods, 123 Hobby Stocks and 45 Sport Compacts are pre-registered. Tommy Hensley, Bedford Brandon Reu, Donnellson Bobby Key, Corning Jesse Totten, Schleswig Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn. Josh Van Cannon, Ogden Timothy Warner, Malone, Wis. Dustin Filloon, Tama Dusty Masolini, Des Moines Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb. Thomas VanDyke, Halbur Mathew West, Kellerton Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev. Colby Klaassen, Little Rock Jason Schneiders, North Sioux City, S.D. Brandon Patava, Des Moines Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan. Matthew Wahl, Norwalk Nathan Gegner, Morgan, Minn. Timothy DeGroft, Elwell, Mich. Jay Noteboom, Hinton Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point Tim Pessek, Hutchinson, Minn. Doug Cook, Algona Kevin Bliese, Bath, S.D. Pre-registered Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers are eligible to compete in the Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone. Coleman Browning, Cameron, Mo. R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn. Brandon Leeman, Radcliffe Bruce Hower, Indianola Michael Brehmer, Oconto Falls, Wis. Pre-registered Sport Compact drivers include: Tyler Madigan, Dubuque Allen Zimmerman, Central City, Neb. Brian Schrage, Cresco Joe Docekal, Dysart Brandon Nielsen, Spencer Barry Taft, Argyle Zach Ankrum, Sioux City Seth Pinney, Homer, Neb. Timothy Eaton, St. Joseph, Mo. Greg Taylor, Sioux City Chad Palmer, Renwick Josh Steele, Platte City, Mo. Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb. Shane DeMey, Denison Colby Fett, Algona Austin Pinney, Laurens Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn. Tanner Jones, Ogallala, Neb. Bob Fleshman, Merrill Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz. Andrew Inman, Mason City Travis Barker, Sioux City Brian Efkamp, Boone Shad Cooper, Denver, Colo. Robert Chalupa, McCook, Neb. Travis Burger, Manhattan, Kan. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo. Kyle Dulin, Brandon Curtis Barnes, Lindsborg, Kan. Gatlin Leytham, Toledo Kyle Falck, Decorah Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids Jordan Hicks, Lost Nation Danny Sassman, Fort Dodge David Pries, Medaryville, Ind. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb. Jeff Schroyer, Elkhorn, Neb. Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan. Luke Bird, Winthrop Kevin Balmer, Garwin Brandon Cox, Norwalk Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis. John Oliver Jr., Danville Jay DeVries, Spencer Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D. James Burns, Algona Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb. Joshua Moulton, Rush City, Minn. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel Blair Simmons, Des Moines Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan. Chad LeGere, Ankeny Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz. Steven Clancy, Odessa, Mo. Joshua Munsen, Atchison, Kan. Scott Simatovich, State Center Terry Dulin, Cedar Rapids Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor, Wis. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids Eric Hamilton, Hanford, Calif. Nick Deal, Harlan Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan. Robert Draper, Valparaiso, Neb. Shane Paris, Muscatine Dustin Thompson, Villisca David Smith, Lake City Daniel Stinn, Harlan Dale Ricks, Boyden Chad Briese, Albion, Neb. Riley Gruenhagen, Howard Lake, Minn. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz. Andrew Sneller, Pella Gary Bass, Des Moines Jeffrey Sampson, Evansdale Jeremiah Reed, Otho Reid Keller, Webster City Jeremiah Wilson, Waterloo Jerry Schipper, Dike Russell Dickerson, Boone James Roose, Grandview Don Vis, State Center Chase Rudolf, Norwalk Cory Pestotnik, Boone Shaun Wirtz, Boone Jesse Levin, Salina, Kan. Mich Ross, Maysville, Mo. Arie Schouten, Omaha, Neb. Nathan Mumm, Harlan Brian Cesar, Sheboygan, Wis. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake John Oliver Jr., Danville Tom Berry, Newburg, N.D. Branon Queen, Keokuk, Iowa Dustin Kroening, Hebron, Ill. Randy Smith, Hamilton, Mo. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward Brett Vanous, Quasqueton Robert Avery, Des Moines Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan. Bret Ramsey, Waterloo Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo. Jessiah Taylor, Boone Devin Smith, Lake City Rodney Staats, Columbus Junction David Brown, Kellogg Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn. Rodney Richards, Madrid Josh Daniels, Carlisle Jason Anderson, Weldona, Colo. Kevin Rose, Waterloo Jared Nytroe, Brandon, S.D. Brandon Pruitt, Stuart Michael Kimm, Vinton Tyler Soppe, Sherrill Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D. Keith Hammett, Brookland, Ark. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg Kyle Davis, Hinton Matt Szecsodi, Clio, Mich. Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif. Pre-registered Late Model drivers are: Brint Lemke, Lincoln, Neb. Randy Brands, Boyden Todd Johnson, Mitchelville Dallon Murty, Chelsea Chris Toot, Albert Lea, Minn. Travis Baird, Sharon, Okla. Jason Bass, Fort Dodge Kyle Everts, Holland Justin Luinenburg , Reading, Minn. Trent Orwig, Ottumwa Chris Vannausdle, Villisca B.J. Wagoner, Colby, Kan. Loren Pesicka, Burt Jeff Lloyd, LeCenter, Minn. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids Anthony Hofbauer, Huxley Todd Shute, Norwalk Ray Stock, Ankeny Scott Olson, Blairsburg Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan. Dylan Nelson, Adel Justin Bell, Louisville, Neb. Albert Wolfgram, Boone Jay Schmidt, Tama Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern Kendall Duerksen, Sioux City Brian Efkamp, Boone Sterling Sorensen, Portsmouth Reilly McCabe, LeSueur, Minn. Brett Thomas, Walker Zech Norgaard, Dickens Joey Craig, Escondido, Calif. Norman Chesmore, Rowley Grant Mlinar, Stuart, Neb. J.J. Baumli, Lathrop, Mo. Jason Hall, Grinnell Brett Berry, Colby, Kan. Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series are not required to pre-enter. That show headlines the opening night program on Monday. Wayne Gifford, Boone Pete Alexander, Albert Lea, Minn. Logan Richards, Creston Robert Moore, Nevada Zach Hilzer, Fort Morgan, Colo. Josh Barnes, Keokuk Chase Alves, Casa Grande, Ariz. Jeff Trosin, Ringsted Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb.
Undergraduate Student Government Program Board Finance Director and President-elect Edwin Saucedo, Chief of Staff David Moreno and current USG Vice President Jordan Fowler presented a proposal to the USG Senate to reorganize USG administrative positions at the Senate meeting Tuesday evening in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.The bylaw changes consisted of a 91-page online document that would centralize responsibility in the organization. There will be several executive branches such as a communications branch, which will be responsible for communication across all USG organizations including Program Board, Community Affairs and other USG-related groups.Senator Chris Fong voiced concerns with the reorganization and the potential elimination of positions within USG, as opposed to simple restructuring.“I wanted to clarify, are any positions being eliminated? And if so, which ones?” Fong said.Saucedo explained that some branches would be dismantled and reorganized into new positions, such as Program Board communications, which would be consolidated under a general USG Communications branch. Redundant positions would be reconsidered.“All of Program Board marketing is being eliminated; Program Board graphics, videography and photography are all being eliminated and consolidated under the Communications branch,” Saucedo said. “All the same roles will continue into next year; they will just be rearranged to different people.”Fowler and Saucedo were unsure about the exact number of positions that will be created compared to those that will be eliminated, leaving potential for positional losses within USG.“We have to look up the exact numbers; we haven’t calculated them side by side.” Saucedo said.Brianna Thorpe, director of community affairs, welcomed the changes because of the fluidity of communication offered by the reorganization. Thorpe recalled situations where the nature of USG worked against event planning on campus.“I’m just so used to seeing it separate,” Thorpe said. “I think in terms of marketing and events, I support [the reorganization] because there have been times where I had an event or something I was working on, and I reached out to Program Board to promote it to the student body, but they considered themselves separate. I’m hoping, logistically, everything will make sense.”The Senate meeting ended with a question on funding from Senator Aaron Rifkind. Rifkind asked about the funding plans for new positions in USG, considering current bylaws base funding off the amount of position held in USG.“How does this affect funding? Because in the very last page of the bylaws, right now, it’s a set amount of people. So if we’re allowing for flexibility, how is that going to work with funding?” Rifkind asked.Fowler explained that hiring is largely at the discretion of the USG President and Vice President.“Last year with hiring, it was up to Rini and I to figure out how to break down co-directors versus assistants versus associates,” Fowler said. “So it’s up to [the next administration] to check and balance.”