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   Opinion-tribune (Newspaper) - February 4, 1976, Glenwood, Iowa                                Chambers Man of the Year Honor Goes to John Pitzer DEPT or H LE3 KOIKES U 503U Pictured above is Chamber of Commerce President Gregg Aistrope presenting the Man of the Year award to John Pitzer received the honor in recognition of his work in the field of local Local businessman John Pit was named Man of the Year I during the annual Chamber of Commerce Ban quet held at the Sundown Supper More than 200 persons were in attendance when the owner of StoreAge Grain Bins was given the Man of the Year Newlyappointed Chamber President Gregg Aistrope stat ed the decision to select Pitzer was unanimous among the board of PITZER WAS recognized because of his volunteer work in Glenwood in the area of He was instrumental in coordinating the efforts in the construction of the new recreation field east of the He went out Aistrope and got volunteer labor and saw that it was Also on tap during the evening was a speech by a veteran of 24 years of Chamber of Commerce Guest speaker Jack Wes executive vicepres ident of the Greater Des Moincs Chamber of Com complimented the local You when you walk into a you can tell how its You have so much going for it just amazes WESENBERG said that Glenwood is a fortunate com munity in that it has valuable resources in its railway and nearby You have a com munity that has untapped he The former Board of Regents chairman also commented that the challenge to the community is to see that Chamber dollars are spent wisely to get involved in the decisionmaking Also speaking at the banquet was local Chamber Executive Dave who announced that Woodglen the senior citizens housing project near the high will be completed soon after March Snow also announced the formation of a retail bureau within the Local businessmen Ron Barnes and Rex Coatney are serving as cochairmen of the THE ORGANIZATION was formed after the board of directors decided that a sep arate dealing only with retail was The bureau will release a schedule of retail activities for each Fees collected by the bureau will be kept separate from regular Chamber A highlight of he evening was the presentation of a certificate signifying Glenwood as a national Bicentennial com Iowas Bicentennial chairman Dorothy Buckingham presented the plaque to Mayor Dale GLENWOOD RECEIVED the distinction some months but the as Buckingham was late in Glenwood Community High School Principal Robert Blasi also was the recipient of honors Sunday The former Chamber president received a certificate of appreciation for a year of service to the Executive VicePresident of the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Jack Wesenberg was the guest speaker Sunday when more than 200 persons gathered for the annual Chamber of Commerce Town Enters Flood Program Silver City has been accepted into the National Flood In surance the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced As of the first of the Silver City property owners are eligible to buy flood insurance protection at federallysubsi dized Information concerning flood insurance policies may be obtained by contacting Em ployers Mutual Casualty Box Des Iowa Pacific Junction Club To Restore Bandstand The Federated Womens Club of Pacific Junction has adopted the restoration of the Pacific Junction Municipal Park as its community improvement project for The bandstand was erectedJihout The bandstand r used until when attention was diverted toward I he ar Deterioration over the several years iwsiilled in bandstand being torn down in the interest of as funds IMI repair were not available through the The target date for completion of the restoration is early The bandstand will be used in Pacific Bicentennial Festival July The Federated Womens Club has begun a drive to obtain funds through direct donations for the bandstand Interested persons may add their contribution lowatd anticipated material cost by contacting Pacific Junction Fire Net proceeds from ticket sales for the drawing and Ill supper will go into the bandstand Opinion 1776 Tribune 2OO YKARS OF FREEDOM I Volume Number 5 February 1976 Price I5c Federal Funding Begins This Month State School Construction Has Begun Pictured is one of three new units under construction on the east grounds of Glenwood State The funds for the construction will be provided through the Title or Glenwood State Hospital School will receive an es timated million per year though the Title or federal funding pro The funds will be used to improve the services of the including new housing and placement plan ning for THE GLENWOOD facility and Woodward State Hospital School were notified last week that they had been approved for the In order to remain certified and to continue to receive the monthly the schools are obligated to alleviate problems set forth in a survey conducted through the Department of Education and Wel Iowa had been one of only three states that did not receive Medicaid of Residential Services Ron Bales said that interest in applying for cer tification within the program began in A joint com after a study of the Glenwood issued a list of three areas that needed BALES SAID that Robert Ray and the general assembly in the state leg islature were supportive of the plan of but it was not pursued due to the substantial increase in state appropriations that would be necessary to carry out the At that the Title 19 program was not available for facilities caring for the mentally four important changes in federal legislation governing the medical assist ance program occurred in 1974 and Bales And this prompted the Department of Social Services and Glen wood State School to re evaluate the potential of the Title 19 Bales said these changes included mental retardation care in the funding program for the first BALES STRESSED that the including the hiring of more than 400 new will not utilize state The money will be used on a 5743 he For every coming into the in 57 per cent will remain there for improvements and 43 per cent will go to the state treasury for future This will insure that state allocations will freeze at the present The amount of funds is de termined by the number of patients qualifying for the 94 per cent of the 807 patients Assistant of Admin istration and Support Services Larry Kruse explained that the amount can increase or de crease as the residential pop ulation He said that the first allot for the month of will be rceived this THE SCHOOL has a deadline of to alleviate the problems outlined in the Bales said the guidelines may be changed and the deadline could be It will be a tough struggle to get this all done by he He pointed out that the two Iowa facilities have considerably less time to prove themselves worthy of cer tification than states joining the program when it began nine years THE MOST dramatic change the program calls for will be the hiring of up to 460 Bales commented that it would be unlikely that the school actually hire that I dont fee we need that Thats just the number that was arrived Though there are a potential 460 positions to be staffing requirements may be met before that number is he The number of new employes needed was determined on a fluctuating ratio The patient employe ratio changes within the For direct which has a low patientemploye w ill receive the majority of I ho now Supportive such dietary and laundry ill receive approximately 100 new The professional staff will receive the fewest Bales said two new doctors will be needed to achieve the proper ratio in the professional BALES MAINTAINS that the funding will be a boon to Glenwood and surrounding due largely to the additional workforce payroll coming into the He also predicts the housing business will benefit by the additional He however that a problem may develop or empJoyes wanting immediate Housing is pretty tight I Rentals arc running nearly 100 per The vacancies are beginning to be filled Bales Most of the applicants are from Glenwood and the surrounding The school is working with the Iowa State Employ ment Office and the satellite office in Glenwood 10 locate Bales said that applications are running better than an ticipated and he doesnt fore see any problem in finding the extra TO ALLEVIATE the second problem outlined in the sin inferior housing for more than 20 residential units will be Three units are currently under construc tion on the west grounds and should be completed Contracts for ten additional units should be drawn up In August Kruse The Firemen Streets Also Discussed Salary Boost is Approved For Mills Countv Officials Also Assisted RfisidentialTruck Parking Banned I Ul IfllllO UUUIIIJ UIIIUIIIIO in iast weeks story con A new city ordinance will pay to its simply a most situations that would arise IN OTHER Stree Some Mills County officials will receive a raise in salary from per cent to 10 per it was announced last The 10 per cent raise in pay will go to the county The sheriff will receive an per cent salary The county offices of sup clerk and recorder will receive approximately per cent The new salary levels will go in effect in A FIVEMEMBER county compensation board met in December to make the salary The recom mendations were then sub mitted to he county board of supervisors who could either lower or accept the nicnded salary Mills County supervisors moved to accept the new salary re Members of the fivemember board w ere Malvcrn Mayor Jon Kemp Gertrude Mal vvrn Arno Hastings Wilbcii Malvern and Gerald Silver City It w as reported in the Council Bluffs Nonpareil that the county officials would receive an average 10 per cent increase in COUNTY AUDITOR Glen Johnson reported that the fig ures were but the increase average is not that the new salary levels still make Mills County officials among the highest paid in the nine southwest Iowa counties included in the Mills County officials are the secondhighest paid in South west Iowa in the following departments clerk and The county who accepted the receive only the fifthhighest salaries in the THOUGH THE county at torneys office received the highest percentage increase in Mills the per year is also only the fifth highest in the ninecounty Mont gomery and Cass County attorneys will receive more when the new salaries go into Five southwest counties will experience no change in of ficials They are Fre mont and the Iowa gen eral assembly set the salary but the ef fective in was required by the state legislature which established the county com pensation boards last The salary raises also will mean a raise in pay for sec deputies and whose pay is determined on the basis of a percentage of the elected officials According to Nonpareil fig Montgomery and Pottawattamie counties have approved 5 per cent Following is a countybycounty breakdown Super 750 675 Chart taken from the Nonpareil In last weeks story con cerning the bomb scare at Glenwood Junior High School and West the Glenwood Volunteer Fire De partment was inadvertently left out of the list of persons who helped during the The volunteers were among the city workers who gave assistance the morning of Vandals Take Damaging Drive A destructive detour Friday night resulted in considerable damage to several public property areas in Ed James was called to Malvern High where it appeared someone had driven across the destroying three trees and two resulting in an estimated in The park in front of the Malvern Public Library re ceived approximately damage from a I he vandals also struck at the fairgrounds and golf where damage was termed A new city ordinance will be in effect in Glenwood banning large trucks from parking in residential it was decided Tuesday at a regular meeting of the City The originally brought before the council in was accepted unanimously after a second and third The ordinance states that it will be unlawful for trucks other than light panel delivery or pickups to park on any street or alley not zoned for light or heavy manufacturing or general or heavygeneral bus An exception to the or dinance will be if the truck is loading or unloading in the residential THE COUNCIL spoke at length about the truck parking problem in Councilman Mike Newman again suggested instituting an embargo on the movement of trucks in residential areas in the Councilmen Gene Schau and Daniel Hiley both remarked that the city is not obligated to provide parking for local Why should the city pro vide a place to park Hiley If they have to pay to its simply a business Schatz We take parking away from citizens by saying they cant park on either side of the street that runs in front of their There is no reason we should provide parking for them bus inesses employing The Council was instructed by Mayor Dale Harper to continue studying the question of truck parking and movement within city IN OTHER lifeguards employed at Glenwoods swim ming pool will have to pass a required 30hour Red Cross senior lifesaving it was Red Cross swimming in structor Jane Ross spoke to the Council about the need to have completion of the course a qualification when reviewing employment being wont take it if you dont make she told the if they have the jobs would they spend the hours needed for the course You wouldnt hire a person in the summer recreation pro gram to teach tennis or Softball if he couldnt Ross stressed that lifeguards who have not completed the course mav be able to handle most situations that would arise at the but emergencies require more The course will be available to 15yearolds each The accepted by the will be in effect when applications are reviewed for the coming swimming IN REGARD to claims for city the Coun cil voted to pay Boyer Hard ware for work completed on Bruce Radfords The plumbing was damaged by The Council also voted to file a small claim against thep con struction company for kthe required for plumbing The Council voted to deny a claim by Jim Keightly that the city was responsible for dam age done to his basement and water Keightly maintained that the city removed a dike from property adjoining and running water entered and damaged his Chairman of the Street and Alley Committee Newman con eluded that there was no proof that water runoff wouldnt have resulted even if the dike fiad remained on the IN OTHER Street Commissioner Hd Merritt was instructed to begin preliminarv repairs on a street in the Glen Brook Addition in west Glun Smith Construction Company has been slow in alleviating the problems caused by the instability of the Merrit Harper will tiring the matter to the attention ot the con struction company hetotv any further action is If we dont get action Schaty we will have to go in If lhat pavement well have a big Harper suggested holding oft action for the lets try a little Board to Meet In Library The next regular ot the Glenwood School Board will be held at l at the junior high school The library has been ills renovated and luigciH Nasalrouii would like board members lo sec ampril faciliu   

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