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Marion Times (Newspaper) - January 29, 2004, Marion, Iowa 000000 50319100699 T 503 HISTORICAL LIBRARY 49 STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY 600 E LOCUST ST DES MOINES JA 503191006 2004 Award Winning Newspaper 75 cents Times to Publish Personalized Valentine Messages your sweetheart how special they are this year a personalized Each will tie a square Vontain of words a picture at no r each Valentine 1 Valentines TI 298 f 1 l public is invited tend Kiwanis Club of Marion Sunrisers t r Kiwanis Qub of meeis ejy Biei 00 Highway February 3 Meeting February 17 Marion Boys Basket ball February 24 Jenny Wickiup Hill Out door Learning Center Rotary Club to Meet February 3 The Cedar Rapids Rotary each 12 noon forone wur at the A meal is served If you are interested in visiting or becoming a please contact Erik Miles at To learn more about our orga go online to for uptodate news and The guest speaker at 3 meeting will be ayne Kennedy from Tanager Quote of the Week Contents Church Down Memory Legal Sarahs School Scorch View on J Send news or announcements to Box IA 52302 319 3777037 Fax 319 3779535 MISD May Coordinate Class Schedules By Cathleen Beke Staff Writer Marion students will start school 23 and run on the same schedule as Cedar Rap ids and students if the calendar presented at Mondays school board meet ing is adopted next Under the stu dents will spend 178 days in the classroom between 23 and June In teachers will have six work days and six staff develop ment as well as two scheduled conference Continued on Page IB Firefighters Freezing Temps By Cathleen Beke Staff Writer The moment someone falls through the a dock starts tick ing Firefighters have about 15 rescue a vic and that 15 minutes can by A minute or two to call 911 and page Four more to get to the A couple of minutes to get the rescue suit and only can a rescue By that seven to 10 minutes have and severe hypothermia could have set said Marion firefighter Rob Continued on Page 12 Photo by Cathleen Beke Mike Etzel ties a rope around Wade as the Marion firefighters practice ice rescue January Firefighters were staging three days of training in a pond on the Investments property of Highway Benefit Breakfast to be Held for Leukemia Patient By Cathleen Beke Staff Writer Jordan Grosclaude wont be able to go to the pancake break fast being held this Sunday to help his family pay his medical Jordan is five and a half years old and doesnt get to go many except He has a rare form of cancer called Its so rare that only 25 children in the nation are diag nosed with and so a 10 percent survival Doctors in Iowa City hadnt seen a case in 17 years before Jordan was diag nosed on Easter Sunday in It has destroyed his immune system and kept him out of his alternative kindergarten class at Wilkins but his mom says it hasnt gotten him Hes such a Susan Grosclaude and hes al ways in good Grosclaude said her Val contacted the Knights of Columbus in Marion a few months ago to see if they could help out the The all pancake and scrambled egg breakfast runs from to Sun day at the Knights of Columbus 5650 Kacena off High way cost of adults is for seniors and for chil dren The price for a whole family is The only cure for leu kemia is a bone marrow trans and Jordan has had two The first was in June and the second in June Bone marrow for both transplants came from Jordans younger who was just three and a half months old when his brother was Bone marrow from now was a perfect They think maybe he was too closely Grosclaude and thats why the dures didnt After the first Jor dan was in remission for nine Survival rates after a suc transplant are 40 After the he was in remis sion for 15 but survival rates dropped to a 1 in 10 When the leukemia came back for the third doctors were reluctant to do a third trans plant because it had never been done Grosclaude Doctors estimated that after a third there was a J in 100 chance of the family flew to Houston on New Years Day to take part in an drug test that would be less harsh on They spent 12 days here while Jordan received Grosclaude But we dont think its and were running out of she Jordan had previously tried three other ex and they also had not Continued on Page IB City to Consider Taking Legal Action Against Bluestem By Cathleen Beke Staff Writer City council members voted unanimously to hold an execu tive session at 1 3 to dis cuss legal action the city can take against Bluestem Solid Waste Agency to stop the planned ex pansion of the landfill on prop erty Marion wants for develop The council will meet in chambers with their attorney and the engineer who designed an al ternate proposal on county owned land across Highway 13 to discuss the legal options left to the city to dissuade Bluestem from its Since Marion officials have been trying to con vince Bluestem to put the land fill expansion across Highway just days after Bluestem an it had purchased prop erty from Virginia Black for Marion held a sparsely attended town meeting about the landfill expansion earlier this month to raise awareness of the but received a letter from Bluestem days later saying it was going ahead with the origi nal The letter cited cost sav ings and a lack of information about the county property as rea sons it would not consider the other Noise waiver tabled The council delayed action on a request to allow the con Photo by Cathleen Beke Mayor John Nieland presents a certificate of appreciation and Marion pin to Boyd Potter for his 26 years with the Planning and Zoning Com Potter has retired front the struction firm doing work at the members had said that they site of the future Menards didnt want to subject near the intersection of Highway homeowners in the area to 100 and East Post Road to work essary noises from the construc 20 hours a day for a tion Under the citys noise ordi construction work is At the work the council agreed that Moyna banned from 10 until 7 and Sons should meet with the police department to have it mea sure the decibel level of its equip ment before a decision could be Police Chief Harry Daugherty said 22 that the testing was delayed at if the noise it creates exceeds 65 That 65 decibels is mea sured at the place filing a com not the site Daughterly A waiver would allow noise up to 75 The Moyna representative request until the explained that the waiver was weather turned Council sought so that work could con Photo by Beke Mayor John Nieland presents a certificate and pin to John Schlotterback for completing 42 years on tlie Schlotterback stepped down from the board before the ground froze or planning dial again each is Inspectors would only LH In the council de allowed to do for Odat rued a request by Moyna to work Rapids if they were not needed 24 hours a day while doing site in The agreement also says thai Building inspectors on loan Cedar Rapids inspectors muld The council agreed that the be called on to assist in Marion il citys building inspectors could there is a Marion has had r assist Cedar Rapids while that similar agreement with i citys department was undergo since ing a manpower Police seeks grants Marion will be compensated The Police Department is ap with the hourly cost for the in plying for three grants to pay ioi and an additional 40 per equipment for patrol cars and of cent for actual and cost plus 25 percent for any con Continued on Page 5
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