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Algona Upper Des Moines (Newspaper) - December 23, 1993, Algona, Iowa THE ALGONA ENTIRE CONTENTS COPYRIGHTED 1993 BY ALGONA Kossuth County Holiday lights bri Section C IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER USPS 013220 PRICE 75 CENTS THREE SECTIONS Algeria kindergarten roundup to be held The Algona Community School District will be holding Its Kindergarten Roundup the week of March The district Is trying to Identify all children who will be eligible and planning to attend kindergarten next A child must be five years old qn or before Sept to be eligible for Letters were sent home from school 1 with elementary and middle school If the letter was and there Is an eligible child in your the district asks that you return the completed form to your If you did not receive a letter and have an eligible call the central administration office at 2053528 with the necessary data so that Informa tion about Roundup and the parent meeting can be for Ski trip planned to Silver Creek Area youngsters In grades 5 through 8 are Invited to ski at Silver Creek Ski Area In Hum boldt through a trip sponsored by the Algona Recreation Department A bus will leave Algona City Hall at 0 and relum at 4 Fee of Includes transporta ski group refreshments and a full day of Reservations must be made before 22 at the Rec Department office In city reunion in Swea City Hie Grant reunion will be held In Swea The reunion will be at the Swea City Center Starting time Is Accepting nominations A community awards tion sponsored by the Algona Is accepting nominations for anyone living In Kossuth County between ages 21 and They can be nomi In five different categories education and To make fill out the nomi nation ballots In the Algona Reminder and send them to Harlan 321 North Entry forms must be re no later than Nativity scene on display in Algona Hie Algona Nativity Scene at the Kossuth County Fair grounds is open through The built by Ger man prisoners of war at Camp Algona during World War features 60 figures and was designed and originated by Edu ard an architect by profes sion and cer In the German The display is sponsored by the United Methodist Men of Open hours are 2 to 9 weekdays and noon to 9 Todays Index News of Record Page A 24 B 4 B 8 Classified Ads Family Church Page Northern Kossuth B 710 B C 44 C 7 C 1011 a childs view For several the Algona Upper Des has asked local school children to draw pictures depicting their views of This three finalists were from which Jill a Seton emerged the She is the daughter of Brian and Diane The finalists and winner are chosen by office personnel at the Upper Des without know Ing who the artists are or which schools they Goodmans drawing is shown while a profile at the right reveals her Christmas Look in Section B of todays paper for profiles on the two and their Casey and Jordan Other drawings by area school children are scattered throughout the paper Meet the Iowa land values increase rise seen in Kossuth County values The value of Iowa farmland Increased an average of an acre during according to the annual survey of land values conducted by Iowa State The average value of an grades of agricultural land was an up percent from last The trend was echoed in Kossuth County where the land values increased percent for an average an acre to Land values rose in most north central Iowa counties this The change marked the seventh consecutive year values have Increased in said ISU Extension economist Michael who directed the annual REGIONAL LAND VALUE INCREASES 1992 to 1993 Emmet Hancock s fc Palo Alto Pocahontas Winnebago Wright Source ISU Land Value Survey survey of farm real estate The 1993 survey indicated that values Increased In 89 did not change in four counties and declined in six counties located in the northwest and northeast corners of the The north central district of the state had an average acreage Increase of four Weather conditions In 1993 were expected to have a major effect on the Iowa farm and Duffy said the weather and mentioned as negative Influences on the value of land In 1993 by 43 percent of those who answered the Fortyone percent said poor also related to the 3 Jill is a fourth grade student al She has a big sister who Is 13 and a brother Their parents are Brian and Diane Goodman of When I think of what Christ mas means to Its the birth of Jill The fun things we do is decorate the Christmas make cookies and frost We will go to my grandpa and grandmas on Christmas open then go to Christmas Day well stay home and play with our My is in the hospital at Des and maybe we will go to see him the day after What do I want for Christ mas Jill Tons of I want my own Barbie a boom then theres a Jill Goodman Christmas lot that I know Is not possible for me to Jills smile Is as warm as her personality and for Santa wont forget check to AMU stolen By Carol Andersen Editor A settlement check to Algona Municipal Utilities follow ing a dispute with the Iowa De of Natural Resources regarding toxic site cleanup In surance has been It was recently discovered the check was according to AMU General Manager Nick An settlement was reached in September between AMU and the DNR after it was determined the utility is ineligible for site cleanup The represents partial repay ment of costs incurred by AMU In meeting requirements of the DNR Insurance The check was overdue by a couple of so we had them the DNR look into said The party who had sto len it was caught when they tried to cash the Scholer said the suspect is be to be someone employed with Williams and Company of Des the firm hired by the DNR to manage the site cleanup insurance It is now thought that a in surance premium refund check owed to AMU by the DNR was also stolen by the same Scholer They said they would reissue new so hopefully well have them before the end of the Scholer At its meet the AMU Board of Trustees also discussed an updated site 3 6 salary increase proposed for elected Kossuth The Kossuth County Compensation Board has recommended a 6 percent salary Increase for all elected county The recommendation was presented to the county board of supervisors Thursday According to Dave chairman of the compensation a 6 percent growth In salary represents a celling in crease the board hopes to ac quire for elected By the board of supervisors cannot go above our they can only reduce he With that In we viewed this as setting a cap on what the increase should Fenchel The sors have the better information in determining what the actual Increase should based on the countys financial Thats why we simply give them a ceiling A 6 percent salary Increase was also recommended by the compensation board last which the supervisors ultimately reduced to accord Ing to county auditor Delores Elected officials affected by the salary negotiations include the sheriff and county Fenchel pointed out that their employees are also since most are paid a percentage of the department heads A date has not yet been set for a response from the supervisors regarding the compensation boards
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