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   Opinion Tribune (Newspaper) - April 21, 1976, Glenwood, Iowa                                DEPT OF HISTORY ARHIEVE3 DES KOIKES IA 503II 3 Years Planning Results In Temples Open House Pictured above is the lodge room of the newly constructed Masonic The old constructed in the nineteenth century and demolished three years is shown at The exterior of the new far is windowless on three Grand Jury Indicts Two Recommends Sterkel Charged The Grand Jury Thursday handed down indictments against two Pacific Junction charging them with assault with intent to commit great bodily William Lundy and David were char ged in connection with an incident March 31 at the Golden Rocket Teen The Lundy brothers alleg edly pushed teen center proprietor Harry Sterkel through a plate glass window and beat and kicked The police report stated Sterkel received abrasions and bruises as a result of the He was treated by Martha The Lundy brothers were released on their own recog nizance pending a May 3 arraignment on the A conviction would carry a maximum one years impris In another Grand Jury investigation involving Ster the Grand Jury recom mended Walt Green file charges of assault and battery and furnishing beer to a Sterkel was so charged and pleaded not guilty April 19 in bath on each ShirgeV The charges against Sterkel stem from an incident March 16 when he allegedly detained a female juvenile in the teen center after hours and ob tained beer for ini paneled April 21 by Judge LeRoy Johnson were Foreman Pat Marjorie Kathleen Dick De Lewis Rodman Wilma Jens and Paul Mosier Arrested On Warrant A Pacific Junction man is in Mills County Jail after being arrested on a warrant charging malicious injury to a Lee Allen Mosier was apprehended Sunday night in connection with an additional assault and to which he pleaded guilty in Magistrates He was assessed fine plus court The complainant in the assault and battery charge is Peggy Pacific Junc The sheriffs department received a call early Sunday evening from Carol who claimed Mosier was threat ening her and her McGlade was accompanying the Allen woman when the alleged threats took The women also claimed Mosier had struck their car with his The women had taken refuge in the Adolph Coder Bid Awarded To Harrington Harrington was awarded a contract Monday to construct the southern wing addition to the Mills County The contract was awarded during a meeting of the County Historical Society i trustees and building The Mintle family endown ment will donate to the project and the state Bicentennial commission has granted for the new The historical society is soliciting outside donations to help fund the a society spokesman HBK IPeYries Takes Over At 0T per Glenwood OpinionTribune publisher Ron hands over the keys to the te td Daryl who took ownership of the newspaper April Barnes had published ttmonTribune and Town and Country Shopper since Open House In April After three years of planning the newest Masonic Temple in Mills County will celebrate its open house April 29 with dedication cornerstone laying ceremonies and a dinner for Located at First and Vine the newbuilding was erected last The original Masonic constructed in the nineteenth was torn down three years Originally a Baptist the old building had been occupied by the Masons since In the Masons determined the building was unsafe and began planning the new Construction got underway 17 last year and the building was ready for lodge and club activities in though finishing touches are still being applied to the An alleged assault and battery took place and injuries sustained by the girl resulted in the filing of the No indictments were handed down concerning the jail cell hanging death of Raymond Curttright March Green said a thorough investigation by the Grand Jury members failedto show cause for an A detailed report on the county jail is expected released by the Grand residence northwest of where they called When Sheriffs How ard Clark and Malvern Mar shall Charles McClure arrived at the Mosier had driven He was apprehended at Sunday in a mobile home in Pacific A warrant for his arrest had been issued last November stemming from an incident in which a Malvern tavern window was Mosier is awaiting a pre liminary hearing on the malicious injury a Correction In last weeks story con cerning the planned addition to the Mills County it was incorrectly Stated that the museum opened July The museum opens its doors each season on Memorial The construction was funded through The 40by 90foot building includes a lodge dining area and a Junior Deacon Herman Ossian said all that remains to be completed on the building is some The 170member Glenwood Lodge 58 and is one of four groups to use the building for organizational The Order of the Eastern the Rainbow Girls and Mount Gerizim Chapter 59 also meet in the new The open house ceremonies will begin at with the reception of grand The public is invited to the cornerstone laying at Ossian said the time capsule will include membership lists of donors and newspaper including some which were salvaged from the old capsule when the original building was A supper at the Baptist Church will be attended by lodge officers and outoftown Dedication services will be held at Speakers will include the local chapters Worshipful Master Terry local Grand Master Gordon Haskill and several other state lodge In addition to local lodge officers are Senior Warden Doyle Junior Warden Robert Raymond secretary and Temple Organization members include Leon Burchett and Robert Opinion 2OO TEARS OF FREEDOM Tribune Volume Number 16 April 1976 Price I5c Two Sections Annexation Tentatively Approved Council Approves City Employe Salary Increases wiftteceive at least 12 per cent raises retroactive from April the Glenwood City Council de cided last All city workers except department heads will receive the 12 per cent The City Chief of Police and Pollution Control Plant Supervisor will receive raises of 15 per City Clerk Nancy Wests salary is Police Chief Kenneth Mead is now drawing Street Commissioner Ed Mer ritt has been raised to per year and Pollution Plant Superintendent Harvey Brake is the highest paid city earning The city employe vacation scale also was allowing employes one weeks vacation after one years employment two weeks after two years employment after three years employ two weeks vacation plus one day for each additional year served in the citys iplofe ot 10 will receive four weeks The city workers will con tinue to receive eight paid holidays per The annexation of the Southglen property south of Glenwood was given tentative approval by the City The which will be known as the Southglen lies east of Locust Street across from the new shopping Rhodens Chevrolet has made plans to construct a new automobile franchise facility on the which was purchased by real estate developer Lloyd Banks last Rodney who is now coowner of the has been pushing for city annex ation that will allow for the laying of sewer and water lines and street The Council approval is subject to the addition of three names to a petition presented Six Seek Board The filing date for candidacy in the upcoming county primary election has passed and only one Democrat will be on the ballot June Lastminute filers were Merle for the office of and Lorraine for the office of clerk of Both are The sole Democrat to file is Ronald who will seek a seat on the board of Another board hopeful is William who filed April Six people will be in con tention for the two available board Others who have filed are ineumbant Walter Glenwood Virgil Hastings John Per Glenwood and Raymond County Auditor Glenn Johnson is seeking reelection to that Johnson said ballots for absentee voting in the primary should be available April The closing date for reg istration for the June primary is May Johnson Jensen To Undergo Psychiatric Treatment Kenneth Platts charged with conspir acy to kidnap and breaking and will undergo psychiatric treatment on the order of Judge LeRoy John Jensen will undergo exam ination at the Iowa Security Medical facility at The Oakdale complex refused to admit Jensen and the late Raymond Curttright a month when Mills County officials sought to have the men retained in Oakdaie rather than in the county Two days Curttright hanged himself in Mills County After the examination is Jensen will be returned to Mills In other District Court action Kenneth received a contin uance on a revocation of parole The hearing was continued from March 18 and will be continued Dale plead ed not guilty to a charge of false utterance of a check and a trial date will be leen and Ken Lee Asmussen are expected to sign when legal papers are When their names are Rhoden said all home owners in the area will have agreed to the All the landowners have come to a meeting of Rhoden The proposed car dealership will cover onehalf of the ten acres of land included in the A 24by 30foot multipur pose building will be construc ted on the site of the new Glenwood Community Re creation Due to budgetary restric the Council could not allocate funds at this time for the construction of the but the members unanimously accepted an offer from the Western Mills County Little League by which the League will construct the building and then be reimbursed by the city in John who has been involved in the rec field project since its presented to the Council detailed plans of the proposed The complex will include two rest a concession area and a Bond Posted In Possession A Tabor man has posted in Magistrates Court after being charged April 18 with possession of a controlled Vernon Lyle was arrested Sunday night by Sheriff Howard Clark and Malvern Marshall Charles Wilson was arrested in his car near Wilson also was charged with expired drivers He pleaded guilty to the charge and was assessed a fine of plus court Bids Accepted The bids on Mills County property Tuesday were not very profitable according to Auditor Glen Lots 11 and block 49 in Malvern were sold to Jon Kemp for The east half of lot 346 in Emerson was sold to William Stone for Morris Fender purchased the south four feet of lot 393 in Hastings for Tne will be for net AH labor will be Pitzer Although the city had earmarked only for rest rooms at the field in the 197677 Pitzer said the multipurpose area will bring the most for the This we can put a lot of things under one he Council members agreed a storeroom would be necessary and accepted the proposition that concessionary sales would be a successful fundraising Dwlght who pre sented the Little Leagues also provided an update on League Twenty four teams will be playing four days a Beranek The figure represents a 33 per cent jump in the number of teams in the Beranek also suggested the Council name the new ball diamonds after persons who have contributed time and energy in the area of rec This was no small task and these people have done a lot of Beranek Id like to see their names go down in Mayor Dale Harper instruc ted the Recreation Committee members to compile a list of possible The Council again shuffled budgetary expenditures to purchase a new tractor and mower for the Park Board will pay half the The city agreed after July not in excess of plus the cash value of a backhoe as a Total city debt will be no greater than the Council The Council moved to apply for an update of the citys 1962 comprehensive which covers such areas as popu lation and industrial expan sion and The Coun cil also will seek threetoone matching funds for the plan through Title If matching funds are the city would pay only onefourth of the Durham and Richardson representative Merrill Peterson again urged the Council to present for consideration and tests three proposed sites for the water treatment In related the Council will arrange for archeological tests on the proposed The city will foot onefourth of the bill for the In more recreationrelated Ron Harper urged the Council to consider the construction of additional ten nis courts in the Glenwood The present he are showing wear and cannot serve the increasing numbers taking up Councilman Gene pointing out that four new courts would cost the city suggested putting the matter before the voters in the April 27 Peoples Natural Gas franchise but County Auditor Glenn Johnson in formed the Council that the ballots had been the matter will be put before the voters at an upcoming Garbage was again the topic of discussion among Council The Council last month issued Lawrence owner of Glenwood Sanitation Com a notice allowing 30 days to clean the area surrounding his place of The notice stated that after the deadline date had the garbage and rubbish would be removed by the city and the cost would be assessed by way of increased property Councilman Mike who authored the told the Council the area was not cleaned and suggested order ing Street Commissioner Ed Merritt to immediately move into the area and clean When his motion died for lack of a an amend ment was approved extending the deadline to April citing the expense of the garbage removal and more pressing matters now being undertaken by the street who originally voted against serving the moved to add the Newman voted against the amendment but voted for the amended Breeze Gets Out Of Hand Staying upright on the sidewalk Friday was difficult for even sober pedestrians as highvelocity wind gusts battered the Omaha reported gusts up to 71 and no reporting community had experienced less than 40 The Gambles Store sign buckled under the pounding of the but other damage in the community appears Damage was reported at the Dick DeLashmutt residence in Pacific DeLashmutt stated a threesided airplane now a storage coilapsed under the wind pressure and was blown down the 1   

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