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Marion Times (Newspaper) - May 23, 1996, Marion, Iowa Marion boys track team wins WAMAC title Marion Tim The weekly newspaper serving and Springville I 11 111 I Ml 21 750 May school board votes against transfer of Associate Superintendent Dale Monroe By Jana Wonderlin The school board voted against Superintendent Joe Pachas recommendation to move Associate Superintendent Dale Monroe to the position of high school principal for the 199697 school Mon May 20 Board member Gary Keoppel be gan discussion of the transfer by feel that the current plan puts Strategic Plan think we should reconsider the invol transfer of Dale Keoppel also moved to not accept the His motion was sec by board member Tom I dont think this is in the best overall interest of the he Board member Jim who voted against not moving If this there will be no principal at the high Were going to try to find a person between now and July Thats where wed be if we pass this were absent for the School board president Craig Eilbert and board member Mark voted against making it four to one against the Early in the Chris Jones of the Education Associa tion read a letter from the associa tion to the She said that they have concerns with proclamation of being dedicated to creating a climate of their goal of twoway the abil ity to take proactive and their goal to share decision Education Assoca tion does not believe these are being upheld in the Superintendents rec Jones Pacha responded to the letter by I take full He also said that he will make a written response addressing the con cerns raised in the Pacha also shared his goals with the He hopes to improve communication in the im 1996 Citizen of the Year fortune 6voting deadline next Award is sponsored by the Marion Kiwanis Club and the will be and featured five from the list oJf announced the Kiwanis on June 6 The finalists will be guests Of the Kiwanis Club at the awards ban and the 1996 Citizen of the Yeat will be prove the decision making process and continue to find solutions to the budget Board president Craig Eilbert The board must take some responsi believe the school board will work with the staff as In related board Professor George Chambers of the University of Iowa introduced the concept of School Assessment Verifying Effi ciency The goals I think are very They are to answer for you and the efficient are your schools He said money saved by increased efficiency can be used for other The SAVE program has been used in nine districts across The lowest savings was and the highest on an annual Chambers There will be additional discus sion about hiring and Associates to as sess the efficiency of the school Marlon graduation slated Marion High School graduation is slated for May 26 at the in The where 84 students receive begins at 3 John a of Marion High will deliver the commencement Marion night benefits softball Leagues The Marion Little League and Mar ion Girls Softball League will each continued on page 14 Picture perfect day adds up to huge sales for Marion Arts Festival Joe Fun Days slated for May 30 June 2 Joe FUN DAYS are slated for May 3031 and June 12 at the parish grounds at 14th Street and 14th Avenue in On May 30 there will be rides from 6 until 10 A wristband for unlimited rides may be purchased for On the other days of the there will be a country carnival three on three basketball and including Tony BBQ pork May 31 FUN DAYS will run from 4 to midnight and will feature live There will be music by the country rock the from in the food Saturday FUN DAYS begins at 10 and lasts until It in cludes a 5K at 8 and a kids 10 and under half mile run at There will also be face painting with CeCe the Clown and Lovey Bear at 2 A full course steak dinner will be available from 59 for per There will also be a polka Mass with the Czech Plus Band at and music in the food tent from 811 Wristbands may be purchased on Friday and Saturday for unlimited rides on Sunday from noon to 6 They are The Sunday FUN DAYS begin at noon and go until 6 An auction will be held at 1 the Lukes air ambulance will be there at 2 and at 3 the CeMar doggers will For information on the three on three basketball call 3772131 or Wendell Mohr of let visitors to the Marion Arts Festival get a first hand glimpse of his talents as he produced a watercolor piece centering on the Marion Mohr was one of the festivals By Duane Willhite Marion Times After a long winter the warm day of May 18 encouraged Marion area residents to attend the fourth annual Marion Arts Organizers estimated that more than people attended the one day event in Marion City Square Park which codirector Julie Shoe maker said left a positive impression for display We got fantastic reports back from the Shoemaker Those that have been here for all the shows said this had been the best Shoemaker said many of this years visitors were prepared to spend but she had no estimate on how much money had been spent on They know that the festival hap pens once a year and they came back looking for artists they had seen be fore and they were ready to purchase she Shoemaker said even artist participants who didnt sell much were with the The artists are happy we keep it Madison 2 of Marion practiced her chalk art skills small and the quality Shoe during Marions Fourth Annual Arts Festival May Street repair is the top priority of Marions five year capital improvements plan By Duane Willhite ing will be directed toward street The Marion City Council gave improvements including the exten approval to the presion of 35th and 31st the liminary five year capital of Blairs Ferry 10th plan during its and 8th bridge re day night regular The plan calls for million in expenditures with million to be used for unfunded future needs be yond the five year More than 12 million of the fund placement on 10th Street and vari ous street and curb Monies will also go toward storm water drainage projects around the community including mil lion to be spent on the Squaw Creek Marlon Fire Chief Jim far stands with newly promoted from Captain John Assistant Fire Chief Terry Assistant Fire Chief Jay Lieutenant Rick Boots and new firefighter William drainage Community Planning Director Riley Simpson said million dol lars was tentatively earmarked for the Marion Airport It is questionable that those fed eral dollars will come through for the airport so the reality is were probably going to spend million dollars less than the budget Simpson There are four neighborhood park projects planned based on referen dum Parks planned for development include one each on the south and northcentral parts of Also during Thursday nights council meeting Marion fire Chief introduced the following promoted Officers Terry assistant fire Jay assistant fire John Captain shift commander and Rick He also introduced William House as the newest member to the left There where many activi ties for the children at the Marion Arts this in cludes these youngsters that had a chance to have a ball in this play area supplied by the maker Theyve been to festi vals that have been successful and add more to the point of becoming too big and sprawling and change the Were not going to do Festival award winners this year were Best of dimen Three Best display Two pa per Three Doris Best of Gothic Cafe Best of Food Young sculptures Damlen and Draves created unique items by participating in the woodblock construction activity for kids at the Marion Arts
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