Moulton Weekly Tribune (Newspaper) - January 14, 1981, Moulton, Iowa If ii RED CIRCLE on your ot the It meant that your subscription is You can renew by mailing In out of to Box 36, Iowa 52572, or by dropping by our STATE DEPT. 0 HISTORY HISTORICAL DES MOINE IA 50300 Jay is new city attorney The regular monthly meeting of the Moulton City Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. Monday January 12th. All five were The minutes of the two previous meetings were read and Mayor H. Howard then showed the council a letter which he had received which was signed The letter was in regard to of law enforcement in Mayor Howard made the request that it be included in the minutes that whoever wrote the letter contact the Mayor in Tim Dawson and Charles Shackled were present to give the City a contract between the City and the Moulton Ridge Riders Saddle This is to be a type of lease agreement allowing the Saddle Club to turn the city dump area into a saddle club Mayor Howard said he would take the contract and look it over and then the City would get back to the Saddle Club at some later The next discussion was concerning oiling the streets for the coming This discussion was prompted by a letter from the man who did the oiling last stating that his price for this coming year would be 35 cents per The council discussed whether the city could buy the oil and handle it for that extra nickel a because at last if the city purchased the oil direct by tanker from the dealer it would cost them 30 cents per The council decided that they could not take action on this until the exact tax is set so that the streets budget can be Mayor Howard then asked if the council would approve his retaining Daniel Jay as City Attorney for this Jack Howard made a motion to this effect and it was seconded and passed by all Jay will replace Attorney James Craver of Milani and Milani Law Firm of It was also stated that Craver would probably send the City a final when he is notified that he no longer is retained by the The new City Woods told the council that she would be saving them a year because she would not be under their Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical she did request that she receive a prescription Mrs. Woods then presented the council with a new type of billing system which would do away with a lot of the duplication work which is being done on the current city The council approved of her request with a motion made by Bogle and seconded by Mrs. Woods also asked about getting the city's copy machine Marshall Joe Dixon spoke up and told the council that the Farm Bureau Office in Centerville had a copy machine for sale for The council told to go over tomorrow and look at it and if it is acceptable to buy it. They estimated that to clean and repair the old one would take more than the Marshall Joe Dixon then read a letter asking the council for more salaries and equipment to be budgeted in the fiscal year 1981-82 to the city's police In he remarked he felt he should be making the same as the City The council said that they would just have to wait and see how the budget turned out before any decisions could be made concerning Mrs. Woods informed the council that there were not many billing statements left and Councilman Bogle said that when they were reordered that this was the time to change the due dates back to what they had been After much the council voted on a motion by Howard and seconded by Crawford to leave everything except change the due date to the 3rd of the following month rather than the 30th of the This means that the bills that will be received February the 15th will be due March the 3rd. This will not change any of the meter reading but will simply allow people an extra 3 or 4 days to get their bills Councilman Dick Bogle then said that he thought that Mrs. Woods should have some help with this first years He suggested that Beverly Powell of Missouri be contacted regarding Other members of the council stated that Mrs. Powell had helped former City Clerk Jerry Potter in the past and would be the most likely person to assist Mrs. Councilman Howard then asked that the council meeting date be changed back to the first Monday of the This was discussed and Mrs. Woods pointed out that if the council would meet earlier in the month and sign the bills for payment there would be several cases where money could be saved by getting the bills paid by the 10th of the Mayor Howard then that is what everyone we will set the next meeting to be February 2nd." Clerk Woods also directed a question to the council concerning delinquent She showed the council how many outstanding bills are present on the city books and asked what they would like to have done with The council decided to give all the persons involved new billings with a 30 day notice that if the account is not cleared within the 30 the matter will be taken to small claims Other discussion was directed at Rathbun Rural Water contract and paying of the The meeting adjourned at approximately 9:30 p.m. Board says no to fact-finder the the was Housing needs discussed Members of the Moulton Chamber of Commerce at their Thursday morning that it was time to see what could be done to create housing for young couples and to attract a small business to The pros and cons of the matter were discussed at length with Jeryl Bennett remarking need to do more than just discuss the Jamboree Gary Harris saying would be good to get a small industry While it was reported that action of this sort had been attempted all present were in favor of seeing what could be as it is an accepted fact that either or both of the projects would be good for the the businesses and the At the conclusion of the discussion president Doran Ryan appointed a composed of Cliff Dean Larry Cook and John to investigate any possibilities that came to their Ryan also asked the Chamber to the question of holding the Jamboree on September 26th. A previous decision had been made calling for the Jamboree to be held Thursday and September 23-25, so that it would not conflict with Centerville's Pancake After discussing the matter further and taking into consideration where out-of-town people are Saturday is the only day in which they can Department the call at 5:30 The last action taken was the appointment of committees for the 1981 which are as W. H. Gary Harris and Jack Jack Clarence Daniels and High John and Katherine Membership and Larry Robert Morrow and Jack Steve John Ronnie Wood and Jim Jim Kenny Haas and Steve Give W. H. Steve Wood and Jeryl John Dean Duley and Jamboree Gary and Clarence Robert George Jeryl Clarence Daniels and Gale School Cliff Harvey Rick Dean Duley and Frank Robert Jim Winans and Barbara and Gary Jim Hal Dixon and Kenny Hogs perish in fire east of Unionville Three sows and thirty-five baby pigs perished in a fire that four farrowing houses at the Sam Thomas east of The Moulton Rural School District could lose its school within five if steps are not taken now to cut was the statement made by Superintendent Harvey Hindley when discussing fact finder William Bothwell's report in regard to teachers It will be remembered that teachers and school board have been unable to reach an agreement in regard to salaries for the 1981-82 school even with the help of a A fact finder was called in and heard the circumstances as presented by both sides at a public held December 17th. Bothwell had until last Wednesday to mail his report to Moulton with his proposals on how the situation should be Hindley recommended the fact proposal be turned down in view of rising costs and budgetary cuts by the State of saying the in regard to teachers salaries and would be excessive and one that would be a financial burden to the school in the years to He further said that his remarks about the fate of the small town school did not apply to larger school districts regardless of financial would not have their school absorbed by a larger The report of the fact finder cannot be made public for ten when it will be released by the Public Employees Relations It is that the Teacher's Association had accepted his The Board went into closed session to discuss the fact finders remarks and to discuss a student personnel It was when they came out of closed session that Hindley made his brief and to the point Board members then held a short discussion on how to hold the line on Another break-in at school Tuesday night Forced entry into the school was made some time in the early hours of Tuesday morning January 13th. The thief or thieves entered the building by going up the fire escape on the north side of the building and forcing entrance through Bruce Jensen's room on the second From this point those involved went on a spree through the entire forcing the locks on many doors but mainly concentrating their activities on the school offices where some money was taken and papers in general were strewn The entry was discovered when Jim Fincher arrived for A few people were in the new addition until almost midnight but heard The building was checked by City Marshal Joe Dixon about 1:00 a.m. and again by the Appanoose County Sheriffs Department about 4:00 a.m. In both the north side of the building was not Investigation Is continuing in what is believed to be the fourth break-in in recent The other three have centered around access to the school gas Sons and Daughters via cuts in staff or director Mike West made the motion not to accept the fact finders proposal option available to both board and but to go into All were in favor of this action and director Anna Burkland made the motion to hire legal which also met with the unanimous approval of the Going into arbitration is the next to the last step open to the board and the teachers in their salary The PER Board will select a list of five names and from this list the board and teachers will narrow the selection to one This individual will then review the reports of the fact the teacher's association and the board of It will not be possible for either of the groups to change their position and if the final decision of the arbitrator does not meet with the approval of both teachers and board then the only recourse will be the Iowa court of Going into their regular agenda of the board approved a proposal by their Enid to use a computer payroll system offered by the Area Education This service will cost during the first year of but there will be no other no matter how many years the school should use the The computer payroll system will take care of any payroll related matters and free the secretary's lime for other board of education related Kirby told the board that if they would agree to the use of this she would be happy to forego any pay raise in the coming fiscal Hindley reported that Stan Kerr of the Department of Public Instruction had filed his report on the school following his visit there early in Basically the report is favorable to the school and the Tribune will have a complete rundown on the visit at a later The adhering to a motion made at their last meeting to award the boiler insurance to the lowest gave the insurance to Morrow and Holmes Insurance in Hindley also gave a brief review of the salary scale for Board members are to make their opinions known to so that the results can be incorporated into plans for the coming fiscal year He has commenced to draw up a schedule for the 1981-82 school which calls for students to start classes August 26th, with school over for the year on May 27, 1982. The Appanoose County Recreation Program for winter will start in this area this coming Saturday The sessions will be for students in 2nd through 8th with instructors being furnished for the to be held in the Interest has been that it appears there will be enough students to make the sessions In a final Hindley said that the school had recently been broken into for the third In each case the mode of entry had been similar and the purpose was to activate the school gas presumably to fill a As Hindley is not a filling and steps are being taken to see that the thieves have as difficult a time as possible in their efforts to achieve a free fillup at the expense of the school The an active family Ermon Howard and his keep busy not necessarily too operating the saw located In the southwest part of Moulton near the Howard The mill has been in use for two years now and Ermon estimates they have sawed some five thousand feet of Ermon Howard operates saw mill wild red soft just about any kind of wood you can think has been turned into lumber through the use of the saw mill operated by Ermon In use for the past two Howard says he will for though at the present time he is sawing his own wood and plans to finish it and possibly make furniture from it at some future It takes about three years for wood to dry then a planer is used in who has made six or eight fireplace mantels says there is quite a demand for this kind of due to so many people installing fireplaces and Franklin stoves as an answer to the high prices of various heating always a popular has grown increasingly scarce in recent according to The two Howards do general carpentry work and have recently finished a new addition for Dixon's Cafe in They a new home in town this past along with a new At the present time they are planning a new building of their to store their growing supply of who used to be the local city marshal and who is still in the propane gas also handles some building He is currently working on a old-fashioned door when will be hung in a customer's Don Davis to continue as director of Farmers Mutual Telephone Co. attend the annual fall it was unanimously agreed to continue with Saturday as the final day of the the school parade will be scheduled on at a time to be decided a.m. January 7th. By the time fireman were on the little could be done but contain the which was believed to have started from a heat Two along with five baby by the parade Junior Howard is escaped the the to contact the carnival and make final wma was blowing away from the nearby Thomas or firemen might have had A limit was put on prizes for the more worK cut for excluding those donated by Fire Chief Frank Bird estimated that the It was felt like the addition of buildings and the merchant's smaller prizes was a boost approached 55500. It is understood that when it came to selling membership was carried on both buildings and and should be Larry and Ramona Harrington have the opportunity to return to their hometown of Moulton more often than as they now live in the bustling Iowa town of To long time Moulton it doesn't seem possible that eighteen years have passed since this couple married and moved to where Larry began the first year of his teaching They were there four with Larry serving as math instructor plus coach for all school From the Harringtons moved close to back to Iowa to be With them came their two Carol and born during their years in In Larry got his first experience as a school but he continued his interest in sports by coaching the entire summer baseball and softball programs during his five years And he had a good relationship with his alma mater. as the two schools exchanged summer While in this part of Iowa he began work to further his education by taking additional classes at the Universities in and Iowa Iowa Since that he has continued his education at Iowa State in Ames and now holds a Master's degree in school By this time he has enough hours that he has applied for his superintendent's certificate and has only two more classes to take before he will have completed all classroom requirements for his Ph.D. With this in he has begun work on his which will deal with teacher From Blakesburg to was a long step in more ways than Naperville is close to so the distance involved was then there was the step of moving from a small rural high school to one composed of something like 1200 students from an urban Continued on p. 3.... Don Davis was re-elected to his position as director of the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in at the annual held Monday afternoon in the Garrett Memorial Davis was elected on the nominating with 19 of the 24 votes A previous made by Cliff made the nominating ballot the elective ballot if there was a 51% Ralph the other board member whose term was was replaced by John Two ballots were taken with Newcomer receiving ten and Cosby nine on the first The elective ballot saw Cosby high with 16 Twenty-seven were eligible to vote at this as more stockholders had arrived since the Davis Other directors are Harry Hugh Orval Stevenson and Laverne Hugh president of the gave the annual financial report which showed the company's assets to have increased from in 1976 to in 1980. Wood also pointed out that a part of the company's financial stability comes from the 2 percent interest they pay on their REA loan of over He said it would be a different story if the company had to pay 8 percent or higher for their Improvements during the past year include the installation of a new 50 line addition to the Central the installation of a PBX system at the and a cutover to which allows credit card and collect calls to be dialed The company now serves 569 subscribers with 154 The question was raised as to the possibility of toll free service with Bloomfield and Wood replied that such a service was not economically estimating that it would probably cost around per year for the service which would really benefit only a small portion of the telephone It was thought that such a service would add at least a month to each telephone subscribers With this the subject was Two door consisting of canned were won by Clifford Singley and Donald As the meeting came to a close the 30 people present had the opportunity to look over a display of new products available for use by subscribers of the telephone These included wall jacks with visual modular jacks and enlarged numbers for dial pushbutton hard of hearing recorders and These are on display at the telephone information is also Snow removal on Hwy. 202 is low priority Moulton residents will want to watch their if a bad winter storm hits this According to a map for snow and ice prepared by the Office of Maintenance for the Iowa Department of Highway 202 is man on the totem The which gives each road a priority letter from A to D on the maintenance lists Highway 202 as a if you can make your way to Highway 2 you can go east or west to Bloomfield and Centerville on take Highway 63 north and or Highway 5 north from Centerville to Des knowing you are traveling on some of the best maintained roads in this If you venture further away than Centerville or Bloomfield on Highway 2, you may run into that highway turns into a road at the above mentioned It should be good news for truckers who travel Highway 2 regularly to know that DOT has scheduled a renovation program to increase clearance at the and Western railroad near the Udell This underpass has had its clearance shrunk as the highway has been Trucks have grown in height also since the underpass was installed and it has become a habitual sight to regular users of the highway to find a truck in the process of turning around or to find bits and pieces of truct top scattered on the The average daily traffic on this stretch of highway has been figured at 2630 DOT also plans to commence work to replace the Chariton River bridge between Moulton and Preliminary work is scheduled for 1984 with the majority of the construction set for 1985.