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Elgin Echo (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, Elgin, Iowa Single 500 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR FAYETTE COUNTY & THE CITIES OF WADENA FAYETTE IOWA January 18, 1995 20 Grapplers caught on pg. 7 at Valley Elgin Motor reported Arrests of Cresco men could be related to local burglaries The Fayette County Sheriff's office announced earlier this week that three Cresco men have been arrested concerning a rash of recent burglaries in northeast Iowa and southern Mark Anthony 21, and Thomas Gary Jr. are reportedly the sons of the Cresco Police They were arrested by along with Lance Aaron 20, also of The three are suspected of burglaries in Fayette and Winneshiek counties in as well as in Mower County in The local sheriff's report notes mat at the businesses targeted by the alleged both cash and merchandise were Although local law enforcement authorities did not say where the thefts in Fayette County burglaries at Valley Clermont at Elgin Motor and an attempted break-in at Barker's Jiffy were reported within the past two Ken manager of Valley said the burglary in occurred week last when cash was stolen and the office He said little else about the burglary except that employees are now a few more related to security of the Cash and merchandise were also taken at the Elgin Motor according to owner Don He reported that thieves broke through two steel doors which were to gain access into the Both door s were damaged and had to be Two search warrants were served at the Howard County residences of the Heaths and last Jan. 12. A number of the stolen items are believed to have been recovered from the The Heath brothers arc being held in the Howard County Jail in while Souhrada is being incarcerated at the Chickasaw County Jail in New Agencies participating in the gation include officers from the sheriff's departments in Chickasaw and Mitchell as well as the Calmar Police in The investigation of the recent Former Clermont library to house new business Ed Sanger has purchased the old Clermont Library with plans to open a sheet metal Since the library moved to the the old Clermont Library Building has been vacant for the past two Sanger says he will have to do some remodeling of the structure before he Both the library building and the old power plant were offered at a recent public hearing of the Clermont Thursday wrestling meet postponed The scheduled for Jan. 19 with at tven postpone to Feb. In to Valley and North ill MFL and Valley will the Tipper Iowa t Saturday Jan. 28, beginning it 10 Pfister new mayor of Elgin The Elgin City Council Monday gave its unanimous approval to appointing William Jr. as its new Pfister took the mayor's oath of office Monday after submitting his resignation as a He replaces Dora Lee who resigned from the Dec. 31, after serving four In being named Pfister certainly can't complain of not having previous He served as mayor of Elgin once from ] 982, to 1986, and then moved to Clermont where he was elected 1988, he Employed in the business office at Fauser Oil Pfister and his have two The newly elected mayor said he intends to run for election to the post this He said he is looking forward to serving as mayor of his There are 10 months remaining on the term Pfister held as That position will be filled by an appointment of the Elgin City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting and would be up for election in as will the mayor's Anyone interested in serving as a council should contact one of the council or the mayor prior to the Feb. 6 in Madrigal Madrigal dinner Jan. 21 to benefit for Scholars 99 Jan. 21, the West Union Madrigal Singers will present a Madrigal The Elizabethan Feast will be served in the North Fayette music will begin at 6 p.m. in lire high school library with scaling in the at 6:30 p.m. the costumes and decorations will be in the style of Medieval Eric O'Brien will be the court herald and Faith Bicknese will be the court They will announce and scat each guest as they enter the banquet Tickets cost is SI 5. are being sold by Becky Vagts at the First National Bank where the phone number is 422-3883. A limited number of tickets arc still available but must be purchased before noon on Jan. 19. The North Fayette Education Association is catering the meal as a benefit for the for Krisli Dienst is planning the meal which will feature fruited spring homemade pork roast with stuffed green beans almondine and to myself cheese The recorder consort will set the scene with music of the Elizabethan Members of that group are Karen soprano Charles alto recorder and Carol tenor These musicians will present a concert within the feast as will the Madrigal Singers who arc directed by Leslie and Douglas Members of the Madrigal singers arc Wayne and Gary and Marilyn Tom and Connie Dale Carol Kay Larry Franklin and Marie and Jan and Art A third musical treat will be a trumpet trio which includes Katie Kim and Kathleen Kleiman who will play a fanfare before each course of the The Madrigal singers will then sing a special carol as the food is brought in. A Christmas theme runs through the songs sung by the Madrigal At least four foster homes needed The Iowa Citizens Foster Care Review Board a stale child advocacy agency mandated by law to monitor the effectiveness of Iowa's foster care has released its count on the availability of foster homes in Fayette The Foster Home County is done in order to allow counties and local communities to evaluate their success in providing a sufficient number of foster homes as a for children in States Jerry chairperson of the children need to enter foster they have the legal right to be placed in the most closest to thai meets their special While some children may benefit from a complete change in providing the child with a foster family within their own community allows the child to continue supportive and familiar relationships with and community support services as the family works towards We feel strongly that each child deserves the opportunity to at least be considered for ter home placement within his or her home The Foster Home Court identifies 964 Iowa with 480 communities maintaining at least one foster family According to Fayette County has averaged 17 children per month in foster care during the past To meet the goal of each child having the opportunity to be placed within their home is recommending that Fayette County recruit an additional four foster Homes currently serving foster children arc located in Wadena and West Each year the Iowa Legislature reviews the success of the foster care system to meet the needs oT Iowa Stales Representative Charles a foster and adoptive I can't emphasize enough the needs of hurting kids for a loving Foster parenting is challenging and very Please consider serving in this The need is There are 15 incorporated communities in Fayette Of these 15 seven have at least one licensed foster If each child were to have the opportunity to be considered for Farmer's tax guide available Jim Clayton County Extension Education Director announces that the 1994 Farmer's Tax Guide is now available at the County Extension in The publication 225, explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming and useful to farmer as they prepare their 1994 tax It is 127 pages long and is free of The Farmer's Tax Guide is the only lax publication available at the County Extension To order other free publications and call the toll-free telephone number 1-800-TAX-FORM, Tourism offers advertising opportunities The Fayette County Tourism council in cooperation with the RC & D office and the counties of and are updating county information for the tourism advertising piece Northeast Iowa's Secret Any business wishing to be listed in the directory under the Fayette County may do so by 1-800-7984447 or 319-427-3726 by no later than 2 Jan. 20. The cost is Anyone wishing to participate in the 1995 placemat project being done by the Fayette County Tourism Council can do so by contacting the above numbers by 4 Jan. 23. The cost is plus a current These two advertising tools arc distributed at strategic places the Iowa Welcome Centers throughout Iowa and arc used to fulfill requests for information from all over the US WEST delivers new directory More than 22,000 copies of the 1995-96 Oelwein White and Yellow Pages published by US WEST be delivered to businesses and public locations beginning Jan. 19. Communities listed in. this directory arc West Winthrop and surrounding An Easy Reference featuring emergency preparedness ZIP and community enhances this year's Delivery of the new edition should take about one week to Anyone who does not receive a or those who need additional copies should call US WEST Direct at 1-800-422-8793. Community area residents can also order phone books from anywhere in the world - from Texas to France by calling The Source at US WEST Elgin book sale at Elgin library Friday The Elgin Public Library will be holding a used book sale Jan. 20, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 21, from 9 am. to 2 p.m. For sale will be adult fiction titles which have recently been weeded from the collection and some donated All books are in good physical Hardcover books will be sold from 509 each or 3 for a Paperback books will be sold 5 for Be sure to stop by to sec if there arc any books you would like to add to your home All books not sold will be donated to Two arrested in attempted burglary at Fayette A Fayette police officer checking the Big Rock Country early Sunday surprised the occupants of a later charged with burglary and interference with official The police officer on patrol Jan. 15, noticed a car backed up to the gas barrel by the utility building near the golf When the three subjects inside noticed the police they ran into the The Fayette County Sheriff's office was and an arriving deputy caught one of the fleeing suspects on the road leading back to the golf The other two suspects were arrested at a residence in Roger Dugun 18, of was charged with criminal trespass and interference with official Arthur Edward 18, of was charged with burglary in the third degree and interference with official The third a 17-year-old was referred to juvenile Pork producers to crown pork Jan. 28 The annual Fayette County Pork Producers banquet has been set for Saturday Jan. 28, at the Hawkeye Community Reigning Pork Princess Elly will be crowned Pork Ambassador by outgoing 1994 Tina Michels is a senior at West Central Schools where she is active in National Honor Spanish 4-H, of which she is president of the county and 4-H area Her sponsor is Dwane Groves Elly is the daughter of John and Karen The have a 70-sow farrow to finish The Junior Pork Princess in 1995 will be Lynn daughter of Mark and Lynn and a third grader at West Central Her father farms with her grandfather in a farrow to Finish hog She is sponsored by the Maynard Junior Pork Prince will be Josh son of Keith and Jodi Josh is a fourth grader at Durant He is sponsored by Westgate Banquet tickets are for the buffet and may be purchased from Fayette County Pork Producers prior to Jan. 28. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by vocalist Vicky Lynn For more or to purchase a contact Pork Producers President Rhoades at 637-2721. Year in Review concludes with final months of 94 October In Jessica Schneider was named to the firs team and Meg Butikofer and Stacy Hyde were named to the second The cross country team is ranked third in the going into Eric Boehm was elected president of the Valley School Board Alta Odegard received a plaque for 1 6 years dedication to valley as a Elgin Bob and Beulah Hanson were hired to work on the Miss Marquette floating Orville Lamphier was featured in Elgin Echo for the third series of articles veterans of Seven Elgin youth raised for St. Jude's Children's Research Memphis Valley varsity and junior varsity both came away from the Volleyball Tournament as Clermont Study Club observed its 75 th Fayette County received word that Fayette County was selected to receive a Rural Action Smokey the Bear visited Valley Elementary School in part of celebrating his 50th Rusty and Sandy Phillips have announced they will soon open Christian book store and gift The family of Grace Simck donated a brick put in just to the west Clermont's City Valley girls cross country team received word they were ranked third in the state going into Emily Katsumes and Halverson advanced to the state competition in cross country at Ft. Dodge following excellent efforts at Elgin Echo published a special Ag Perspective tab featuring Eldon and his Lane and on their grain It also featured Mark Nelson and family on their farrow to finish hog Kristi Thrane and Pam completed the Chicago Marathon of 26.2 Emily Katsumes placed 14th, and 26th, in state cross country policy rather than lose any federal funding for not having a policy in The Valley Education Association announces it seeks an increase of to the base in beginning 1995-96 salary The Fayette County Agricultural Society announces at its annual it has cut its expenses by more than from the previous A brick monument is erected at the city park in in memory of Grace Friends of Rodney and Doris organize a hay lift for them after they lose their barn to a An open house is held to recognize World Home Care Rod Marlatt traps a 63-pound beaver in Eight attend National FFA Fire causes devastation on the farm by brothers Bruce and Brian Moser when it destroys their barn and nearly 600 Nov. 26. Several Wadena groups receive a total of from the for their part in the annual bicycle ride across Clermont raises the charge of late fees for water meter readings not turned in on Potter is re-elected president of the Wadena Betterment December November Cliff and Steve were honored by the National Safety Council for their driving records as rural mail A is held at the Clermont Opera Profiles of area political candidates arc in preparation for the Nov. 8 election A veteran's day program was held at Valley Nov. 10, with five area veterans Mike and Pat arc honored by Governor with leadership awards for their A benefit is held for the late Bob hosted by Elgin Lutheran Church and Aid Association for The Illyria Church held Nov. 13. Local voters say to a option The only communities in the county voting arc West Union and the rural The Valley school initiates a weapons Elgin's water system is the topic of a public Dec. 5. A new system is proposed that would include the construction of a new water A grant of is to be applied Up to a foot of snow fell on the area the first week of Salary increases from just over three percent to 10 are recommended by the Fayette County Compensation for elected The Valley Board of Education learns it may receive three percent more in state funding in 1995-96. The board is also stalemated on what to do about a conditioning room sought by the athletic booster The Clermont Community Club publishes a book on its from stories written by local Iowa farmland values show big gains in a report released by Iowa State The largest gain in the was shown in Clayton where farmland values increased by 16.1 percent or per Valley elementary and junior and senior high youth present their annual Christmas Local businesses prepare to begin collecting an additional in sales beginning with the new It's announced that postal rates will as from 29-ccnts to 32 cents for one ounce of first class Rusty and Sandy Phillips and children and present 14 Valley with scholarships from the Kelly's Wishes about corn This week's issue of die Elgin Echo includes a special insert dedicated to corn and in some respects - soybean farmers as the two crops often go hand in hand in northeast The issue is supported by the Iowa Com Association their ad inside the which provided news in conjunction with Iowa State University's Ag Information Featured in the are Elgin com farmers Cliff and Ellie Cliff is a member of the Fayette County Com Growers board of and will tell readers why he believes that membership is an important Also highlighted in the issue is the new feed mill constructed by Valley Cooperative last Elgin site Dave Strong tells how the mill is used and explains what the new mill has to offer in services and In you'll also be able to read about a Clermont woman's who is employed by the ISU Ag Information and supplied some of the material for this through the Iowa Corn He's Brian a West Union now living in And information about the upcoming Iowa Com annual convention in Des Feb. 8-9; a trip some of the stale directors including Sumner's Dale took to last and even a few recipe ideas using what else? 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