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West Point Bee (Newspaper) - August 16, 1978, West Point, Iowa Newspaper Library State Historical 12th Grand Jes 50319 Pancake supper successful Sweet Corn Festival dates 20th A light shower and cool added up to one of the largest pancake suppers in the history of the event this past Estimates of any where from 1600 to 1700 sup pers were served at the annual Corn Festival Pan cake The serving began at and ended shortly after and the line never seemed to The annual event is a prelude to the West Point Sweet Corn Festival which follows the next This years general chairmen seem to have a fan tastic amount of entertainment set for the three big Beginning with Friday evening the Jack Lindle Shows will be on the Lindle has one of the finest Midways in the Mid west and has been making the trip to West Point for nearly twentyfive At the delicious Bar B Qued chicken will be served as The serving will continue until At the annual Sweet Corn Festival Queen will be on the Follow ing the Queen contest the corn eaters will get a chance to make a pig of The corn eating contest was held for a first time last year and it proved to be a big At band will be on stage to entertain the spect On Saturday the festivities will begin once again with the serving of the chicken from to Also at a Judo exhibition will be given by the Madison At 600 the power men will take the stage as the Corn Festival presents the Wrist Wrestling Nation al Champion Steve Lusby will be on hand to present the Area wrestlers from all over the midwest will com pete in different weight For those interested in entering the will take place at At the garden tractors will take the spotlight in front of the Once again different weight limitations will be enforced on the tractors and plus as a last event the super modified garden tractors will scream down the blacktopped street to see who will be king of the Sunday which is traditionally the biggest day of the three will Volume 85 33 August 1978 Council selects name for City Park Super pancake fryers Nearly 1700 people took put In the festivities at the annual West Point Pre Sweet Com Pancake above are shown frying the gourmets be started off with the big parade through The parade will again be started at the noon fire Also at noon the chicken dinners will be served at the shelter At a first of its kind for the Sweet Corn a seven mile marathon run will start at the Northwest corner of the The seven mile event for the hardy will take them North of Highway then West on a gravel road then South again on the West Point Paul ending at the Locker At Herbie and his Little German Band will perform on stage for the enjoyment of the At the Van Buren Singers will take the The singers were formed for the Bicentennial year and have continued as one of the favorite groups in the Once again tradition will take over at the Corn Festival as area firemen will go to work on the not drink it but fight The water fight between the local departments has always been a favorite of both the participants and the spectators The water fight is the end of the entertainment for the but remember the midway will be open and there will be plenty of Bar B Qued chicken and an abundance of FREE sweet corn for Board hears report on well The Utility Board of Trustees met with John an engineer from Oskaloosa who advised the Board on the water at their regular meeting on August The Board discussed the possibility of con a water treatment plant to treat the water from Water Well which was drilled last Hesling reported that WELL is providing the City with an abundance of good safe drinking he explained that the Board can still expect to get complaints about the rusty the stain and the odor of the He said that the color and staining effect from the water is due to both the iron content of the water and the conditions of the water The odor is the result of the hydrogen sulfide West Point local news by Sebers 8376764 Schierbrock was hostess to the Bridge High scorers were Al and Honors prize was won by Louis The Wednesday Amity Bridge Club was hosted by Matilda High prizes were won by William Westfall and Gus The travel prize was won by Ab and Omer Evelyn visited the s Violet Kalte fleiter the 6 Members of Troop Boy Scouts are busy painting the yellow on the street curbs and the white parking Those donating theier services are Mike Pat McLaug Kevin Brian Wellman and Dave Also the young ladies hard at painting the park benches are Brenda Seager and Jenny and John Martha Cathy and Steve Elm wood visited several days last week with the Frank enroute home from Richard Marietta Ben jamin visited a week in Poco with the Darrel Maureen Duhachek family and helping care for her new grand son Chamous Benjamin born July and Harold and family spent a week in the Ozarks and attended Lee Maces Also saw the Shepherd of the Hills and visited in and Colum bia in Clarence Mettenburg visited over the weekend with his the Joe Morten burgs enroute to his home in Ridge from a business trip in Washington Virginia Mettenburg re turned to her home with Continued on Puge content in the He noted that neither of these two con ditions result in an unsafe water Hesling stated that the State Department of Environ mental Quality DEQ would not require the City to treat the if the Utility System would decide to treat the water supply in order to reduce the iron content and eliminate the then the State DEQ would also require that water be softened and The main reason for softening the water would be to reduce the level of radionuclides from the present level of 28 to 15 which is the recommended level of the State This could be accomplish ed by softening the water from the present level of grains of hardness to around grains of Hesling ex that the present level of radionuclides in the Citys water is average for a Jordan well and that there is no urgent need tot meet the DEQ recommended The current estimated cost of the construction of a water treatment plant would be be tween and Hesling warned that an inflation factor of one percent should be added for each month that the project is He did explain that cost could be reduced to around if the Utility System purchased used filters from the City of Another factor that must be considered is the operation costs of the water treatment which are not yet Since the Utility System re cently expended most of its cash reserves to drill the well and purchase the the cost of the water treatment plant would have to be financed through the sale of revenue Water rates would have to be increased by at least 50 to cover the interest and to pay off the revenue The exact amount of the increase in water rates would depend upon the cost of the the interest rates on the the length of time of the bonds and the estimated operating cost of the water treatment The Utility Board is presently considering the circulation of a questionnaire or survey in order to measure the degree of sup port from Water Customers for the construction of the plant and the necessary increase in water No decision was reached on this The city council chose a name for the new park which is being constructed south of West Point at their regular meeting August The park which from now on will be called just plain South was chosen from several names sent to the council by people in the surrounding The South Sun was submitted by Ann Moeller and the council removed the Sun from the Pat Callahan gave a report concerning the condition of the work that is being done at the He reported that Don Otte has completed the grading of the park for a cost of This is a savings of off the original bid of which was submitted by Callahan also stated that all of the equipment for the tennis and playground is either here or on order and should be here in the very near The tennis courts are sched uled to be started on or before August 16th and completed on or before August That is the surface reported Call t The work on the ball field has been stopped for the present because of the lack of funds from the Callahan stated that the city is due for reviewing in November and We hope that we will then receive more money at that reported In other business The council listened to several concerned citizens on the recent acts of vandalism that has plagued the The council took action with appropriations from the city funds to be added with the already put up by the Marquette School Board to be used as a reward for the arrest of the persons or person re for these The council also reviewed the possibility of enforcing a curfew that is already on the City The curfew would be in effect for any person under the age of 18 between the times of and After a brief discussion the council decided that they would let this up to the new Police Chief upon his The council also stated that they were going to review the school calender with the new chief and see what kind of working relationship they could arrange with the Callahan also informed the council that the city would possibly receive a summons from the Environmental Protec tion Agency concerning the lack of a dike around the cities street sealing oil holding Calla han told the council that an officiai of the passed through the city the tank without a It is not sure at this time if we will get a summons but I want you to be said The council then decided that a dike would be built around the storage The cost reported Street Superintendent Jim Scharpman would be nom The only cost would be city labor plus an engineers certifi reported Jim Scharp Jim Scharpman reported to the council that the city maint enance building was 99 com except for the and that the contractor had done a good Again the use of auxiliary police help was brought up to the council when they reviewed the bills for the The Marquette High School of West has been awarded a scholarship by Readers Digest and the College Bowl Scholarship Foundation as a result of the schools winning performance in last years Quincy College Quiz The announcement of the scholarship was made today by Rick Quincy College Admissions Director and Pro ducer of the Quiz Bowl Pro The Marquette High School team won the 16team tournament last fall by winning all of its matches and defeating Knox County High School of in the final Members of the Marquette team were Gary son of and John West Point Howard son of Glen Hough ton and Agnes daughter of and Carl West Team coach was David biology teacher at Smith said Marquette has agreed to defend its title by participating in the show again this The program will air on Channel 10 on Saturdays from beginning September It is anticipated that the winner of this falls competition will be invited to a national Quiz Bowl tournament next Smith Auxiliary Police was used over 100 hours during the month of This wasnt in accordance with a directive issued to the Police Chief at the July meeting of the At a special meeting the council authorized the use of auxiliary police for 45 hours per The only exception the auxiliary could be used more than that was with direct authorization of the Councilman Delbert Moeller said You have to be super dumb not to understand that Chief Bert Kelderman was not at the Monday meeting to explain the extra use of the auxiliary to the At the close of the meeting the council adjourned into executive session to review the applications received from persons interested in the job of police Proclamation states flags to fly at half mast Victor Schier the Mayor of the City of West Point passed away on August 1978 Victor Schier brock honorably served the citi zens of West Point as a member of the City Council for four years and as Mayor for four and one half years NOW Jerry Mayor of the City of West Iowa do hereby direct that flags be immediately flown at half mast in respect and recognition of Mayor Victor Schierbrock and his eight and onehalf years of service to the City of West NOW Jerry Berns also extend on behalf of the City of West Point our sympathy to the family of Victor Schierbrock at time of Jerry Berns Mayor Victor Schierbrock succumbs to illness awarded Quiz Bowl scholarship The West Point Community is saddened by the loss of one of its most respected Mayor of the City of West Point for the last five years died August 1978 at Burlington Medical Iowa after a lengthy A retired businessman of West Schierbrock was elected Mayor in Victor Schierbrock graduated from Ambrose College in Iowa in Be sides being Mayor of West he also has served as Ruler of the Elks in Vice President of the Lee County Red Cross Commander of the American Legion of West Point First District Commander of the American of Committee for the Boy Scouts of Southeast Iowa Grand Knight of the West Point Knights of Columbus and also served on the Bishops Council for the Diocese of A valuable man to our Com State and Country is We shall miss The funeral will be today Briefly in the news Council hires new police chief The West Point City Council met in special session on Thurs August 1978 and hired a new Police Chief for the City of West The new chief is Fryer of Fryer has had previous police work in Illinois The new Chief will have to take a three week course to be certified for The new chief is expected to start sometime the last week of In the mean time members of the Auxiliary will be used along with the help of the Lee County Sheriffs Caauwe announces termination of practice I hereby announce that my medical practice in West Iowa will terminate effective For information con accounts and records please contact the f I a n sil t rec HIM nir sra 3 Sweet corn buskers help sought Once again everyone is invited by the Sweet Corn committee to participate in the annual corn This year the husking will take place at in the street in front of Seed and bre in West a a Approximately seven tons of thf n anc corn will need to be As always pop and refreshment s will be served to the after the job is done flc W car Marquette Band Drill Team practice August 16 wad 17 August Line ball park for the Coming Events August 17 American Legion Regular meet ing August 21 West Point Community Club August 22 Ladies Green Acres Club Tee off time August 24 Senior Citizen September 6 Bloodmobile at Houghton K of C noon to September 10 L Quilt and Needlecraft at ton K of C Yall welcome the Sw Corn Aui Kevin iin Me tley 1 Ue h the ird id B th obituary is listed on Page
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