You have viewed 1 newspapers today. Please Register in order to view more newspapers.
We are retrieving your image from the archive...
We are converting your image into tiles...
Elgin Echo (Newspaper) - September 18, 2002, Elgin, Iowa Pancake supper Highlights from Wadena Community Day at Good Sam is Sept. 23 The West Good Samaritan Center will host a pancake Monday Sept. 23, from 5-7 p.m. A free will donation will be Proceeds will benefit the purchase of a charcoal All are Good Sam celebrating 80 years of caring The Good Samaritan Society headquartered in Sioux it's 80year anniversary of caring in 2002. A Day celebration is set for Sept. 29 at the West Union with a lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A worship service is planned at 3 p.m. There will be special music as A Shriner clown waves to the crowd from his and Miss Wadena Holly Helgerson waves to the crowd as part of Wadena's Community Sept. 15. by Jeff Blue Star banners come back into service Nelson proposes new Valley wrestling offers The and Wadena American Legion Posts began distributing blue star service banners .to immediate families of active duty military members September 11. The program served America during the first and second world Created in 1917, the blue stars were designed to hang in home windows to show a family member is serving in the armed They are currently being distributed to all families of active duty military personnel as well as the families of National Guard soldiers and reservists called to active duty in support of operations Noble Eagle and Enduring The and Wadena American Legion Posts will provide free blue star banners for local In contact Ben Hunsberger at 426-5477 or Ivan Torkelson at 426-5685. Clermont military family members should contact Richard Barnes at 423-5260 or Carl Sullivan at 423-6004 and Wadena families are asked to contact Ed Gage at 774-3205. The blue star program recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of American and provides a support network of service ber's military families need assistance from our Legion we are and able to provide it at no National Commander of the American Legion Richard Santos been there Legion Posts are prepared to assist military service members and their families as he Families needing assistance through the Family Support Network toll free 504-4098. Established in 1919, the American Legion has a long history of providing support to military Most during Operation Desert the 4-mil-lion member organization mobilized the Family Support Network Legionnaires at nearly 15,000 posts around the country to help families of deployed soldiers by providing services such as household law and financial The Legion handled over 34,000 calls during the Gulf War and the Legion has stated its support network will be mobilized again for the fight to eradicate By Melissa Johnston Financial matters and space issues continue to be the main focus of the Valley Community School Board discussions during its regular September meeting last Barry owner of the Grid Works building in presented a proposal to the board to build a new wrestling Nelson offered the board towards the building of a new facility with the signing of a two-three year Nelson also made three additional requests of the board as part of the the board would name the facility for Nelson's obtain an accurate estimate of cost and get the community to to the facility with other The naming of the building would be to honor all the community service Nelson's father gave on the Clermont City Council and the Valley School anticipate needing it in two to three so I have an interest in getting a new wrestling Nelson The rent on the space for the wrestling program would be a month with Nelson adding a new The board agreed to postpone a vote on the offer for the Nelson and the lawyers to work Temporary agreement made for septic service By Melissa Johnston The Clermont City Council agreed at Monday's regular meeting to allow Geoff and Vanessa Schneider to continue with their building permit to finish their home Stone Street with temporary water and sewer The Schneiders may put in a manhole for sewer service and run a water service line to the nearest manhole to set up temporary service until the city can connect the house to a city Mayor Rodney Wagner said he would sign the necessary paper work to submit the plans for the extension of the water and sewer mains for both the Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources According to City George the DOT will take couple of but the DNR approvals for sewer have paperwork backed up for two For the to have temporary sewer service the city will have to hire a septic service to pump the sewer line every two or three days until the main can be The laying of the new allow for further expansion along Stone and will also give better overall service by have two lines across Highway 18(Mill and create a The council did look at other but the line across Mill was considered would put in the second if you have the TeKippe The project cost is estimated at want to see Clermont but where is the Council member Maureen Johnson Council member Ashby said the site is in the TlF but Johnson said most TIF money has been committed to other No decision was made as to how Clermont to pg. 12 Joe Mason Ward and his Ken and Karen Bement and Krista Ward were among the area residents enjoying the pork loin supper served by the Elgin Fire Department Saturday night in their annual Anyone still wishing to make a contribution can do so by mailing a donation to P.O. Box 191, la. 52141. by Janell grad is new Pleasant Golf Course manager By Jeremy Varner ' After graduating from Upper Iowa University in Fayette last 22-year-old Scott Sheldon wasn't sure what he wanted to do for a That is until the golf course manager position opened up at Pleasant pretty much a dream job for me to manage a he Sheldon earned his degree in administration last year and moved Union after marrying North Fayette grad Tiffany Five months ago the couple had a Sheldon says he was offered a variety of positions in manufacturing and sales but turned mem He felt he them over time so he kept options open and the Pleasant Valley tion became he knew what he wanted to really like it out he people are Originally from Cedar Sheldon worked at the nine-hole Jones Public Golf Course which now has expanded to 18 He worked there three summers and has enjoyed playing golf for the last ' He says he first started playing when he was 12 years old after his dad to take him their schedules never seemed to match up so he took his dad's clubs out and went golfing with a The new manager of the Pleasant Valley Golf Courge is alumnus Scott He will manage the clubhouse and got tired of waiting for Sheldon His friend recently visited to golf at the tournament last While in Sheldon golfed on the varsity team the first 3 years before sitting out his last year when his wife was The young man says he enjoys golf so much he would have liked to have been a professional or taught the sport if he had they since he won't be joining the PGA this Sheldon said the next best thing is to manage a golf nice to come to work everyday and be on a golf he As manager of the Sheldon is in charge of operating the clubhouse and He said he is looking forward to meeting members and the out it is nothing board member Allen The board also discussed the length of the lease agreement and its earlier decision about removing the trailers and getting all school activities onto one years would be tough for Nelson willing to work with Superintendent Cathy Molumby has been working with Nelson and Tom on the type of structure for the wrestling Molumby gave two rough estimates on a 4,000 square foot A freestanding metal facility would be around and a brick and mortar facility attached to the school could be around Nelson asked for the building to be and but gave the board the option to build the facility as it The board will look at the issue again at its next meeting after lawyers have been consulted to write a The board also looked at the 2001-02 audit report from Steve of Donald and Co. Clausen reported the books at Valley are in According to school has dropped around in overall equity this passed year and has lost some of it solvency ratio because of the Clausen attributed the loss to the drop in enrollment and cuts in the state The district did have a 3.9% increase in total revenues this year to help balance the mostly from the increase on real thought you did an admiral job of holding the Clausen aren't any In other the board reviewed test scores from the new and approved several new personnel The are a new form of standardized test in which the students must show their work and write out Testing was done in both math and reading at the 4th, 8th and 11th grade Results are rated as partially proficient proficient and advanced Valley student scores were at or above 50%.proficiency in all with one exception in math when over 40% of the students tested at the advanced level making the curve A full report of student scores will be published in the annual progress report published with the Elgin Echo in the next few Elementary Principal Kathy Koether said the goal of the new tests had been to have 80% of students score a proficient or higher and students had already met that goal in In personnel the board approved several new Staff recommendations for Glenda Koehn for part-time Title One associate and part-time library Kathy Rear as football Vanessa Schneider as head asst. volleyball Judy Dummermuth as drill team Rick Taylor as asst. JH football coach and Donna Mitchell as asst. JH volleyball Randy Johnsen and Janet Helgerson were offered supplemental contracts as musical and Gary Wurster was approved as a substitute bus The board accepted the resignation of John Gass as a full-time bus driver and approved adding him to the substitute driver list as A new full-time driver will be advertised for as a i The board meet October 14, for its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. to invite all legislative candidates for a work session to discuss up coming educational 99? 12-31-02 21P STATE HISTORICAL BUREAU OF LIBRARY & ARCH I Ui 600 E LOCUST ST DES MOINES IA 50319-0290
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.