Moulton Tribune (Newspaper) - February 9, 1994, Moulton, Iowa Published every Wednesday and as second class mail at the Post Official newspaper of Community School District and cities and Patty Local Mary Boyd Send address changes 108 N. Mam Street bum Subscription yr. in out of State Our 109th Volume 110, No. 6 February 9, 1994 USPS 346-840 Thirty-Five Cents Moulton resident celebrates 100th birthday Friends and family will gather around this month to help one of Moulton's residents celebrate a very special Augusta who will observe her 100th birthday on February 22, was born on a farm in Vermillian Illinois in 1894, the fourth of seven children and the only one still Her family moved to a farm near Missouri in 1909 and she remained in the Coatsville area after her marriage to Tom who passed away at a young Gustie later married Elza Taylor and lived for a while in rural In 1975, Gusta moved to Moulton where she still resides and is considered a real sweetheart by family and Although Gustie has had some health problems and her eyesight has failed in the last few this is one lady who is always ready for conversation whether it be in person or on the Her lively especially of life in her younger are fascinating and it is clear to the listener that Gustie has lived a long life filled with adventures and She even took her first motorcycle ride with her nephew at the age of How's that for living life to the In celebration of her 100th a surprise open house will be held in Gusta's honor at the home of her nephew and Earl and Shirley 306 West 8th, in on February 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. No gifts How nice to celebrate this very special birthday with such an extra-special Happy Birthday with love Yearbook Sales begin this The Yearbook Staff has been working hard to prepare this year's and no matter how much trouble the computers give the book is coming right The 1993-94 Talon will be on sale at a discounted price of starting February 7th and continuing through February 18th. After that the price will be raised to For an additional a name will be printed in gold foil on the front Anyone interested in placing an order may contact Judy Stevenson or Eloise Bums in the The yearbook is offered at a lower price than most other so support the yearbook staff and School by purchasing the 93-94 School will hold classes on February 18th. Teacher's In-service meetings have been cancelled on that Robbery reported at local business The Appanoose County Sheriffs Department is investigating a robbery that took place early Monday morning at Korner in The which occurred sometime between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 was discovered when the Ottumwa Courier delivery man noticed that the front door was ajar and summoned local Police Chief Joe The perpetrators apparently gained entry by prying one door open and escaped with cigarettes and other Korner is owned by Mick and Peg Kauzlarich of City Council sets date for public budget hearing Authorities shut down large drug operation near Unionville Last February 3, 1994 authorities from Albia and Centerville police the U. S. Attorney's Office in Des Moines and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement assisted the County Sheriff's Department in the discovery and seizure of one of the most elaborate marijuana growing systems in the area located on the Paul Stajcar property just south of Once the investigation is if the Office decides to take the case it will present the evidence to the grand According to agent from the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement present at the the grand jury will not meet again before February 17,1994. At press time no one had been charged in the investigation that resulted in the confiscation of about 1,000 potentially worth - the most in Appanoose County Deputy Sheriff Gary Anderson County Attorney Mark Kruse said federal prosecutors have been They could submit the issue to a grand jury that would decide if charges should be Officers remained on the scene about 13 Banks said the operation was one of the most sophisticated he has The marijuana growing system used a hydroponic the plants grew in nutrients and but not dirt On the sheriffs department also confiscated a 1991 The marijuana growing operation was set up in a back room of a quonset hut with the door concealed by a set of metal Anderson said that timers equipped with a battery back-up system would turn on the which rotated above the growing and would also turn on the water pumps which would pump water through the It has been that evidence found during the search warrant indicates it was an on-going operation for the past year or year and a The regular meeting of the Moulton City Council was held February 7, with Mayor Allan Pedrick presiding and all members After some the minutes of the previous meeting and bills payable were there had been some confusion over repairs to the police car causing Police Chief Joe Dixon to be short about 25 hours on his pay The council agreed to pay Dixon for the lost time and asked that the Mayor be notified if the situation should arise again so that another city vehicle could be used while the police car is broken Dixon and the Council felt that this arrangement would help to alleviate similar problems in the Susan representing B & L asked that the company be considered to provide garbage pick-up when the current contract It was decided that a bid sheet would be prepared by the next monthly meeting and that the which involves 299 residential would be put up for bids from other The Mayor and Council extended their thanks to Gene Jack Roger Houser and Mike Young who volunteered many hours completing repairs and remodeling in the old craft shop The building has been leased to Newcomer Engineering owned by Randy Police Chief Joe Dixon reported that he worked 112 Dixon responded to 2 wrote 2 assisted Sheriffs deputies with one incident and conducted 2 criminal He also answered 1 family disturbance 1 dog and took 1 City Superintendent Roger Houser reported that he and Mike Young have repaired three large breaks in the water a problem which is not unusual for this time of He also stated that the city is still losing water While the search for additional leaks continues on a daily residents arc asked to report any loss or decrease of water pressure in their homes which would be an tion that a leak is Houser was glad to report no further problems at the new gas Results of random water testing conducted this fall showed six out of the twenty samples taken from homes in Moulton were high in lead The customers who participated will be notified of their results whether or not there is a Homes with older water pipes containing lead solder are considered at a higher risk for The Council approved the renewal of fire contracts with Washington and Wells and with the City of The rates will remain the A public budget hearing will be held on March 7, 1994 at 7:00 p.m. with the regular council meeting to follow immediately The recycling trailer will return on March 19, 1994 from 9:00 a.m. to The trailer will be parked on Main Street between the library and City Parking problems on West 2nd Street near the corner at South Main were Several residents have complained that they can not see around the trucks when pulling onto Main Street or turning west at the The ongoing problem of dogs running loose around town was also The council agreed that after sufficient verbal warning has been the owners of problem dogs will be issued a citation by the police In other the council approved the renewal of a beer license and Sunday Sales Permit for A Sunday Sales Permit was also granted for T. Before Mayor Allan Pedrick reported that the premium for the city's insurance policy is down about from last The which is issued through Municipal was revised to include some additional coverages as well as to delete unnecessary Valentine Bake Sale Just in time for Valentine's The Rebekah's are going to have a bake sale on February 12th at the Moulton Community Center starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be lots of homemade baked So come and get your Valentine a sweet All members please remember to bring your baked Pucker up I One of the highlights of Homecoming had to be the Kiss the Pig Contest held all week at the Each faculty member and administrator had a chance at the big pig but a last minute donation put one lucky soul ahead of the When the money was the Student Council had earned over for their and Mrs. Diane counselor and had won the pleasure of the 0 Homecoming King and Queen Seniors Angela Hodges and Craig Callen were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during festivities held last week at The flurry of Homecoming and Spirit Week activity culminated with a dance after the basketball game Friday night which was enjoyed by many High School and Junior High students and faculty Homecoming was the of the newly formed Student Council and was quite u It is hoped that it will be an annual event at Former shares his family with love It's always nice to hear nice things about former and their but it's especially heartwarming when that success brings happiness to someone Max 83, was born and raised in the Moulton graduating from Moulton High School and going through his life richly blessed with friends and lots of He was the third of ten so he probably better than most how important it is to have a Lindley was recognized in a recent article on the front page of the Des Moines Register about a man who will be reunited with his sister after 52 years of Noval Shimamoto and his sister were imprisoned in a detention camp during World War II and lost contact with each Lindley and Shimamoto have been roommates for some time at Clearview a nursing home in Prairie The two quickly became close and that friendship brought Shimamoto into the Lindley He is included at holiday celebrations and Being a part of that family life brought back memories of his and with the help of Lindley's Barb the woman was eventually located in Now the long lost brother and sister will be and it's largely because of one friendly Max who was raised in the little town of Now that's Max is the brother of Mildred of and Harold and j Garold both of Happy Valentine's Moulton Community Calendar Feb 9: BGC Quiz Feb. 10: Lion & Lioness supper at the Crossline Center 7:00 p.m. Sp. Ed. Audit Financial Aid 7:00 BGC Speech Feb 12: Bake Sale at the Crossline Center 9:30 a.m. Sports Association JH Tourney at Feb. 14: HAPPY VALENTINE'S After Prom Girl's Districts at Feb. 17: Skating Party 5:00-8:0 p.m. 4-6 7:00 10:00 p.m. Feb. 18: Make-up Classes WILL be held at Feb. 19: JH Boys to Diagonal Patty Judge at Crossline Center 11:00-12:00. Feb. 20: 100th Birthday Open House for Augusta Taylor at the home of Earl & Shirley 306 W. 8th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. No gifts Financial Aid Night Set For Seniors Guidance Diane announces that Financial Aid Night has been planned on February 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at A representative from Indian Hills Community College will be there to assist in filling out financial aid forms for any Before applying for financial it is required that 1993 Income Tax forms be they do not have to filed to fill out financial aid It would be to the applicants advantage to have as much done on the income tax as possible by the day of the There have been some changes made in the last few so try to attend this meeting if you are planning to apply for financial The deadline for application is April 20, 1994.