Opinion Tribune (Newspaper) - February 5, 1992, Glenwood, Iowa is The learned Tuesday morning that XX will start from Glenwood in More details next d word of Grass fires have become common around Mills County due to the dry Caution is 2. Panthers pall Malvern's boys basketball team picks up a thrilling 59-55 win over county rival 16. The Our 127th Tear 6th Issue One 22 pages plus Inserts 50( Mills Iowa February 1992 comments heard on Meyer plan By Jeff DeYoung Editor GLENWOOD - Questions regarding a proposal to relocate 7th and 8th graders In the Glenwood Community School District to the Meyer School on the Glenwood State campus were heard at a special meeting Monday The called by the Glenwood Board of was intended to Inform the public about the Meyer as well as the planned Integration of some clients into the Glenwood The meeting was held at the Meyer Meyer proposal A large portion of the questions and comments from the crowd were directed toward the Meyer The building will no longer be used for education at and It has tentatively been made available to the Glenwood school a long time we have had needs in this primarily facility and we have to solve those as best we said middle school principal Russ the middle school right we have special education students being taught in We have 8th graders who eat lunch at 1:30 in the We have no athletic fields at Glenwood Middle We have band and shop students in tin sheds that are As an these seems to be a viable the last bond issue was the school board sat down to see what our options might said superintendent of schools Tom discussed another bond but to human brotherhood of man be sovereignty of nk in through free J merit should of 1 Iowa State Trooper Harry of Glenwood talks with three members of the Nebraska State Patrol at a meeting Thursday afternoon regarding the lack of a mutual aid frequency between the two listening to Gregg are Pittenger and D.R. by Jeff Laiv enforcement officers meet regarding mutual aid frequency By Jeff DeYoung Editor - Albert Lee Hutchison attracted attention in two states when he allegedly led law enforcement officers on a 24-hour chase through County In and Cass and Sarpy Counties in the Hutchison Incident also drew attention to a problem that has plagued officers from both states for many lack of a mutual aid frequency between Law enforcement officers and personnel from Iowa and Nebraska met In Glenwood Thursday afternoon to address this after a 90-mlnute a solution may be Glenwood Police Chief Kenneth Mead and County Sheriff Howard Clark called the meeting to take a look at this which was magnified during the Hutchison Hutchison was being chased out of we could have ended the situation if we a mutual aid frequency between the two Mead would have been able to radio us that he was headed into and we could have set up a roadblock and stopped It could have been ended very As it we had to get our information from WOW On the morning of January 8, as Hutchison allegedly led state trooper Harry sheriffs deputy Mike Glenwood officer Jim Kelleher arid two Bellevue policemen on a high-speed chase across the Bellevue bridge onto Highway 370. He then turned onto Highway 275 headed south toward The chase continued through Glenwood onto Highway 385, then onto old Highway 34 toward Neb. During this Hutchison allegedly fired shots at who was leading the officers in Hutchison crashed his vehicle Just past the Plattsmouth on He eluded officers all day until he was arrested that night at a Plattsmouth Clark said a mutual aid frequency would have enabled Nebraska officers to set up a roadblock to stop Hutchison at the Plattsmouth The foot search for Hutchison was also hindered due to the lack of communication between officers from both Officers from Mills County and the Iowa State Patrol attended the along with officers from Cass Pottawattamie and the Nebraska State Also on hand were representatives from the Iowa Department of Public and frequency coordinators from Iowa and After a lengthy a plan was presented by Ron chief technician for the Nebraska State and Mike frequency coordinator for the State of Their proposal Involved setting up two towers at and there are towers at each is a UHF link at the Lincoln dispatch In an event such as the dispatcher would send a tone to the releasing the mutual aid the situation is the dispatcher another tone to close it ' Hogan said because of the area's close proximity to nuclear power plants at and Fort may be some civil defense funding Funds may also be available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Lehms said he thought the system could be Installed for around 47,000. ' A committee consisting of Iowa frequency coordinator Eldon and Wayne Iowa Dept. of Public Safety was set up to come up with a Mead and Clark said they were very pleased with the results of the actually thought we got closer to a if the funding is Mead is the closest we've ever been to actually solving the got some definite problems in communication between the two This went a long way to solving this added Mead said that although an interstate mutual aid frequency wouldn't be used that It is still something that is like this happens only two or three times a but it seems to be getting more and he something you want to know you have this frequency at your about that time we began hearing about the possibility of square footage becoming available at We began assembling and that's what we're still We called this meeting to get some input from the Most of the questions regarding the proposal centered on any of you know the danger of bringing kids up asked Linda work up and I know what goes on up How do we keep some of these clients out of the building while school is in I'm scared of how this will affect our want to know who will be liable If something happens to my said Judy work up here and I know what It's It's not going to be safe for our kids outside of this If we do come up there are some things we can do to help keep those things from Rubel can put up some panic or lock all but two doors and monitor it with our Finken classes begin at 8:15 we can lock all but one I can't give you any but I also cant give any guarantees about our middle school Finken was asked why Just 7th and 8th graders were being considered for a possible relocation to the Meyer of our primary needs was for an outdoor athletic field and which we would have up Finken we have an issue where they need to defend 7th and 8th graders would be better equipped to handle This brought a response from Mike should our kids have to defend themselves at Anderson That really bothers I should have said they were more Finken there are no magic Former school board member John Lincoln said security should be uppermost In the biggest objection for most of the people in this room is the security he hope and pray you consider See page 2 City council discusses budget By Jeff DeYoung Tribune Editor GLENWOOD - Preliminary work on the 1092-93 budget highlighted discussion at the regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council January 28. Mayor Gene Schatz told the council some work had been the which must be finalized by March 15. clerk Mary Peppers said that despite a 32 percent increase in the city's health Insurance coverage and an Increase in the preliminary reports show that the city may be able to drop its tax levy by a small Peppers also brought up the matter of the city's landfill The city pays a landfill maintenance but beginning October 1, 1989, the landfills could charge by the Peppers our contract with Sanitary Service was never so the city has never paid that Schatz said the city has repeatedly asked the company's Phillip Mellott of Red to change the wording In the been after them to change the contract since this and they haven't done Schatz Peppers said that because of the city will more than likely have to raise its landfill fee from per month to per After some the council asked finance chairman Lyle Mayberry to look into the and report back at the next Zoning change The council on a 5-0 a request from Markie Harrington to his property near the intersection from residential to business general Harrington told the council In his letter he intended to sell the property to AAA Councilman Layne who strongly opposed an earlier move to three blocks In that said he didn't have a problem with this request as long as the property is sold to it is used by the ambulance for a I don't see anything wrong with Parks If it is not sold to the I think the council should look into Schatz said he had discussed the matter with city attorney Jim The city attorney told me he was somewhat concerned with this due to the fact that It Involved but since for the most used for public he didn't have a problem with Schatz Schatz added that should the property not be sold to the council had the authority to re- zone it to Police chief Kenneth Mead asked to the council to urge AAA to not use their sirens in the late night and early morning had some concerns expressed from residents regarding and I don't see why the sirens are necessary after midnight if there Is no traffic in the Mead The council authorized Mead to discuss this matter with Other business The council accepted a bid from Nissen Ford for a new police without a was With a the bid was Mead said he preferred to accept the bid without a He said he thought the city could get more out of the old squad car if they sold it Public works director Ken Cloyed said the city's storm sewer cleaning project had and should be completed in the near Cloyed also told the council he had received a request from Brent Schomaker in regard to city sewer service at a home he was building just outside the city limits near Telephone Pole Schatz said the property may need to be annexed before sewer service could be Hardee's was we required a letter stating they would accept voluntary annexation if we provided them with sewer Schatz think that's something we have to consider The council told Cloyed to work with the city engineer on the and to report back to the council The city approved an audit report presented by Diane of Darrah & P.C. Tim Snyder of made his monthly and told the council the wastewater treatment plant was functioning The council approved resolutions on the annual financial report for fiscal year 1990-91 and an authorization to provide information for disaster The council also approved a resolution opposing the state's proposal to reallocate funds from the motor vehicle use tax A Class E beer permit and Sunday sales permit was approved for the The next meeting of the council will be February 11, at 7:30 p.m. at City HalL $ $ Audit report released on city Darrah & has released an audit report on the City of The firm reported the city's receipts totaled for the year ending June 30, 1991, a one percent decrease from 1990. The receipts Included in property In road use tax and in other state Disbursements for the year totaled a 22 percent Increase from the prior These Included for community for human for home and community for policy and and for A copy of this audit report is available for review in the city clerk's Adult education information A beginning computers class will start February 24 In room 15 at Glenwood High The class will meet from 7-10 p.m. one night a week for six Tuition Is and Nancy Dashner Is the A typing class will be offered If you are Interested In these or would like to see others contact Keith at 527-4875. Childbirth education class set If you are expecting a new baby In the near your family is expanding and you have lots to The Mills County Public Health Nursing Service is sponsoring a Prepared Childbirth Education class beginning February 13. Classes will run from 7-9 and will continue weekly for six is the There is no charge for these donations are Classes include instruction on prenatal labor and Instruction with emphasis on breathing and breast and bottle and family and baby To contact the public health office at 624-8333.