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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - August 15, 1985, Corning, Iowa The Adams County Free Press 800 Ave Corning Iowa 50841 USPS 005100 Thursday Aug 15 1985 Vol 102 No 45 25 cents Impact is longterm Council acts on trailers airport The City Council took action on items regarding trailers and the air port Monday night during regular session that could have a major im pact on the city in years to come The Council denied a trailer permit for a rental facility on property that council members said could be better used as a building lot The trailer permit denial was the first in recent memory but appears to give notice to trailer permit holders for rental purposes that the city intends to shift its philosophy regarding trailers In previous years the Council has allowed the placement of trailers virtually anywhere in the city The Council has said informally it would prefer that all trailers be located in official trailer parks There are dozens of trailers located on lots that could be used for building new homes the Council has said With the failure of the annexation proposal last year the city will not be able to expand its boundaries and thus must find suitable building locations within the existing corporate limits Councilman Jim Shaw said the Council has had some poor experi ences with trailers for rental pur poses Besides oftentimes becoming unattractive rental properties also located on good building lots Shaw said Council member Dale Carmichael agreed adding he does not want to see a good building lot taken up by a trailer Shelley Robertson councilman advanced a motion to deny the permit and added he feels we want to see things develop in a more permanent way The vote was unanimous with Council member Ruth Henderson ab staining because she used to own the property The Council also asked City Attor ney Stu Nielsen to obtain a list of trailers their locations and ex dates of their permits Making a request for the trailer permit was Warren Miller for proper ty just north of 601 Aye voted to mike ap plication for funds to help remove and relocate hangars at the municipal airport and to begin a major renovation project there The Council has been in a chicken or the egg situation for several months at the airport The condition continues to deteriorate but the state will not provide funds for repair until the city makes an ef fort to move the hangars Doing so would put the airport into compliance with state and federal aviation regulations Pete Crawford engineer with H Gene McKeown and Associates of Red Oak reviewed a detailed plan for upgrading the hangar terminal and apron areas The city does not have funds available for its 30 percent share of the overall cost of the work but Crawford said the project can be done in small affordable phases The application is for removal of the existing hangars their relocation construction of a new road into the north end of the airport and other in You need to do something to get state or federal aid to keep the air port Crawford reminded the Coun cil You have a logical problem out there and you need to a local commitment to preserve what you have or forget it all Even if the application for funds is approval the city would have to locate several thousand dollars to kick off the project Crawford said the earliest any kind of work could begin is next summer Councilman Robertson noted that the problem is we dont have the funds Until we get more support there isnt much we can do In other business the Council Agreed to lease the old police department building just east of The Free Press to Jack L Stufflebeam Corning Stufflebeam is interested in a option which will be determined later Because the building is owned by the city a public hearing win be held Aug 26 at pm on its sale Stufflebeam said he plans to use the building for offices Heard a request from librarian at least share trie cost of an assistant librarian beginning July 1986 Green Thumb program funding for Lorene Briles current assistant will expire in June 1986 Approved transfer of the American Legion liquor for Bottle Row Days Aug 31 Learned that the citys umbrella liability insurance policy has been reinstated The Council had refused to sign a pollution res tract ion endor sement and the insurance company canceled the entire umbrella policy After a special meeting the Council decided to sign the Set public hearing at pm Sept 9 on a rezoning request by Wayne Jennings on Route 2 from an Rl district to one to district Legal publication will be next week Prescott school to start Aug 27 Prescott Community Schools will open Tuesday Aug 27 with a full day of school from am to Four new staff members include Dr M Russell Mahaffey superin tendent Mrs Judy Hardisty Jones junior and senior high science Donna Jean Hoaglin junior and senior high math and Fred Meeker learning resources Buses will run their regular schedules the first day A copy of the schedule will be mailed to parents in the newsletter Hot lunches will be served the first day with prices the same as last year Purchase of monthly and weekly tickets is encouraged The breakfast program has been discontinued because of low participation School will be dismissed if tem are too high Parents will be notified by the telephone tree and radio Athletic schedules should be secured before school begins School pictures will be taken Sept 5 at 8 am for preschool youngsters Please notify the school and secure a packet prior to that date for your preschooler There will be teacher workshops Friday Aug 23 and Monday Aug 26 starting at am New teachers will report on Thursday Aug 22 at 9 am popularity grows Just west of the Adams County line into Montgomery County on Highway 34 Park on the north side of the road often goes unnoticed by passersby The 230acre area is gradually being developed by the Mont gomery County Conservation Board and already is locally known as an attractive family recreation spot There are two acres and five acres in the fishing is good There are bass catfish bluegills and some crap pies to lure fishing enthusiasts Boats are allowed on the ponds but electric motors only are per mitted The Villisca Archery Club maintains a range in the northwest part of the area Boy Scout groups also make use of the primitive area for camping expeditions Theres a shelter house with facilities and wooded picnic areas More picnic tables are being added each year The area still is being developed notes Roger Ossian of Stanton executive officer of the conservation board He pointed out the new latrines now under construction as seven modern campground sites will be opened next spring There are nature trails throughout the park and the 120 acre stand of oak and hickory tim ber is one of the largest remaining tracts in the area The park is located within the confines of the Watershed but no soil practices are carried out in the park area However all road work and pond construction were carried out with soil saving procedures in mind Most of the park area is un der cover Ossian said The watershed in volves 4850 acres in Adams County and 39400 acres in Mont gomery County Approximately 250 farms are involved in Mont gomery and 25 to 30 in Adams Last year approximately million in federal soil conservation funds were approved tor as the first long term land treatment small watershed project in Iowa With the development of the park and watershed the natural resources outlook is good in this combined area of Montgomery and Adams counties And a climb to the top of the ob servation tower at Park is worth the effort The view of the Nodaway Valley is striking Ready aim Specialist 4 Cory Robison prepares to fire the Dragon a medium antitank weapon during annual training with Co A 1168 Infantry Battalion at Camp McCoy Wise Robison lives in Prescott with his wife Wannita and two children Jamie and Brandie During the training period soldiers have the oppor to put into practice what they have been learning throughout the year Lottery outlets listed Its official When the first lottery tickets become available later this month there will be seven outlets in Adams in or the convenience of interested persons Iowa lottery officials announced late last week they have approved provisional lottery licenses for more than 2900 retailers across the state Those in Adams County include the Caseys General Store Getter Rexall Drug Places Cor ning Headlines Iowa Liquor Store The lottery office is continuing to accept retail applications and will move as quickly as possible to grant licenses Retailers will be issued provisional licenses good for 90 days Permanent licenses will be granted after completion of a background survey for each business by the Division of Criminal Investigation Outlets in the area counties include the following General Store Lenox Jans Emporium Lenox Cheeses Food Center Lenox Places Bedford Bedford Shop Hop Bedford The Red Lantern Bedford Ray and Kays Country Korner Bedford State Store Bedford Red Oak Jims Super Value Red Oak Kum and Go Red Oak Places Red Oak Pester Derby Red Oak Grand Theatre Red Oak State Liquor Store Red Oak Fareway Stores Inc Red Oak KMart Red Oak Larson Suzuki Red Oak Red Oak Red Cross Drug Store Red Oak Red Oak Sierp Oil Villisca Iowa Liquor Store Villisca Villisca Jack and Jill Emerson Jack and Jill 3 groups work together to earn matching funds Three Corning organizations are undertaking a major fund raising project that will be matched dollar for dollar by a fraternal group Comings Chamber of Commerce the mens and womens Softball as sociation and the Jaycees are spearheading a pizza sale campaign to raise money for their individual projects Every dollar raised will be matched by the Southwest Iowa Branch of Lutheran Brotherhood In surance Co The pizza sales project is similar to one sponsored by the Jaycees here in 1983 Residents will be contacted in dividually in the next week by mem bers of a sales team of local Chamber members softball players and Jaycees There are six choices of piz za which will be made fresh Aug 24 at the Community Center by the sponsoring organizations Pickup and delivery will be that day from 10 am to 2 pm Persons not reached personally are urged to order pizzas by contacting Larry Kester at Red Star Mills Dan Field at the Free Press or Wayne Rychnovsky at Adams County Veterinary Services Deadline is Saturday Lutheran Brotherhood a fraternal benefit society carries out aid programs in states throughout the nation Lutheran Brotherhood funds are used to support branch resources provide education benefits to mem bers assist Lutheran and institutions and encourage a variety of other ac Merle Jordening a member of the Lutheran Church in Corning was in strumental in organizing the local fund raising effort The Chamber will use its share of the funds to help pay for Christmas decorations downtown the softball ers will use their share for a new light ing system at Spring Lake and the Jaycees will earmark their share for the many community projects they sponsor Coordinators of the pizza sales project urge residents to help support the organizations Board gears up for school The Corning Board of Education Monday night set the stage for the start of school Aug 29 by handling routine items including filling some elementary teaching positions All three first grade positions have been filled Terri Dunn Nodaway will teach 1A Deb Hogan Corning 1B and Marcia Cerven Corning 1C Hogan and Cerven have been sub in the system and Dunn has taught here before Dunn was ap proved by the board Monday night to replace Carolyn Burt who has taken a position in Stockton Calif Milk and bread bids were approved for the coming school year as follows of Des Moines onehalf pint 2 homogenized 118 cents onehalf pint real chocolate 128 cents bulk cottage cheese pound carton 78 cents bulk sour cream pound carton 76 cents gallon 2 homogenized white mile Baking Company Omaha 24ounce white sandwich 62 cents loaf 24ounce wheat sandwich 64 cents loaf hamburger buns 30 count 56 cents dozen hot dog buns 16 count 88 cents package The board also reiterated its annual policy on early dismissal of school due to hot weather If the tem reaches 90 degrees before noon school will be let out early Hiring of an elementary principal is expected within a week to fill the position vacated by Don Burt who resigned to take a position hi Stockton Calif An interviewing team has interviewed nine of 22 ap for the position There was considerable discussion about the behavior of members of Comings baseball team this spring and summer Complaints of foul language and improper behavior were heard and the board said that if the coach failed to correct the situation in the future other steps would be taken Summer vacation ends here Aug 29 Corning Community Schools will open on Thursday Aug 29 at am for the 198586 school year There will be halfday sessions Thurs day and Friday Aug 30 Officials noted that buses will run their usual routes on these two days transporting students home at am Kindergarten schedules will be mailed to parents this week with notification of opening day activities Starting Friday Aug 16 students are requested to pay school fees to the following school secretaries High school Mrs Deahl junior high Mrs Ruppert and elementary Mrs Mc Mullen As a courtesy to patrons who wish to have medical insurance provided to their children while attending school participating in school sponsored activities insurance is being offered through a private in surance company All new students and students not registering last spring are asked to report to the principals office on August 1619 or 20 All children who will be five years of age on or before Sept 15 are eligible to attend kindergarten Teachers new in the system this year include Marcia Cerven first grade Debbie Hogan first grade Lois Jordening third grade LeAnn Morris talented and gifted Marilyn Feazell elementary art Et Cetera Bids tabled The Adams County Board of Supervisors Friday tabled until Aug 20 final consideration of bids on the purchase of a new county maintainer Five bids were receiv ed and officials said they were all Dates for the annual Prescott are Friday night Saturday and Sunday Sept 678 entries may be made with Jan Rychnovsky 335 2303 or Jacqi Reed 3352593 Per interested in participating in the alumni marching band are asked to contact Roberta 3352406 Dates of the event appearing in last weeks Free Press were in correct Pressure clinic The Adams County Public Health Agency will sponsor a blood pressure clinic on Tuesday Aug 20 at the community center in Corning Hours will be from 1 to 3pm Program ends The summer reading program has ended at the Corning Public Library with 71 persons com the required 10 books A total of 120 signed up Activities included a visit from a rabbit and a clown puppet show teddy bear contest and cooking decorating Certificates and awards are ready at the library for those completing the program Assisting with the program were Shirley Mallas Kevin Lawrence Burton Heaton Natalie Neill Lisa Hembry Lori Hembry and Getter Drug according to Dawn Heaton childrens librarian Premium checks Adams County 4H members may pick up fair checks at the extension office in Corning according to Marge Reynolds Checks will be voided after 60 days Fair sale checks also are ready for pickup Registration Friday Aug 16 is the final day for delivery or postmark for post card registration in annual school elections Sept 10 Friday Aug 30 is the final day to register in person at office of Donna West Adams County auditor and com missioner of elections Names of persons with no voting activity in past four years may have had their names deleted from registration files officials noted Moonlight specials Area shoppers will have a chance this Friday to take tage of some preschool savings as some Corning merchants par in Moonlight Madness from 7 to 10 pm Participating Chamber of Com merce retailers will close their stores at pm and reopen at 7 pm with the marked down goods Selling shares Twentyfour persons have pledged to purchase 156 shares of stock in the Lenox Development Corporation as the group seeks expansion and increased activity Shares are each and are available to anyone interested Goal is improved community development and spirit according to David L Christensen secretary and Mike Cheese a cor director Weather Aug 591 59 Aug 689 62 Aug 786 56 Aug 886 57 Aug 992 50 Aug 1075 47 Aug 1179 55 5 337 Aug 9 65 Chamber Coffee This weeks Chamber of Com merce coffee will be held at Good win Lindsay Funeral home at 10 am Friday
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