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Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - January 28, 1999, Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg High Schools music department is utilizing new See page 11 503 SERVING CONROY AND PARNELL SINCE 1 Iowa 52361 VOLUME 99 ISSUE 4 JANUARY Inside See story and photo on page 11 Weather report Jeanette Weaver is the official observer for the National Weather Service in Following is her Readings are taken at 7 daily for the previous days Date 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 High 36 28 34 44 37 37 33 Low 27 10 19 20 29 29 30 Snow The Sidebar Iowa County Historical Society honoring WWII vets at meeting Iowa Countys Historical Society will honor World War n veterans during their Meeting in March Reminiscing World War IT will be the theme for the March meeting at the American Legion Hall in The meeting will begin at 2 Organizers are hoping to have local veterans and share the WWII There will also be displays of memorabilia from All WWII veterans are encouraged to attend the If you would like to attend or participate in the discussion or share please send a note by March to Iowa County Historical Box IA Prom Apparel Extravaganza on tap for in Wburg A Prom Apparel Extravaganza will be held during in The extravaganza will be held at at the First Presbyterian Church in It will feature prom dresses and A style show will be held to show off the There will also be refreshments and door prizes during the All dresses will be priced that day and 10 percent of each sale will go toward the Williamsburg After Prom Students from all area schools are welcome to attend and bring items to If you have an item to sell or would like more information the call Sandy Erickson at 668 9357 or Virginia Possehl at after 6 IMS will host open house for prospective students Iowa will host two prospective student days this giving potential students the chance to visit the meet other and become better acquainted with the facilities and Any student interested hi attending IMS for the first time next either as a ninth grader or transfer is encouraged to visit or Feb hours are from If not received a letter and card in the please contact Larry Swartzendruber at IMS 6562073 or Students will visit attend eat and have the opportunity to ask questions and receive information about Opinion News 2 For The Record 3 45 68 Coming Events 9 11 More bogus money turns up Another counterfeit has turned up in Williamsburg Police reported that they re covered the counterfeit at McDonalds restaurant in Officials reported that the was discovered Saturday evening when McDonalds employees were counting money in one of the cash Officer Ray Garringer said that the serial number on the didnt match the serial number on the bills that were recovered in Williamsburg in early The was of a lesser quality than the bills we recovered Garringer said Officer Garringer said that the case has been turned over to the United States Secret Local officials were uncertain if the most recently found counterfeit had any connec tions to the earlier In the earlier Williamsburg Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Brian Andrew of 3274 at his resi White was charged with forgery after ers from the Williamsburg Police the Coralville Police Department and the United States Secret Service served a search warrant on his During the officers seized in counterfeit United States Federal Reserve That included 67 bills and one White was suspected of passing several bills in the Iowa Cedar Rapids and Des Moines Williamsburg Police said they were first tipped off to Whites scam when two counter feit bills were discovered at Colony Point Convenience Local officials then found out that counter feit bills with the same serial numbers had shown up in Iowa City and When officials searched Whites residence they found bills with serial numbers matching the bills that had been passed in the Three different serial numbers were on those After being White admitted that he purchased the counterfeit money during a trip to He told the arresting officers that he paid for of counterfeit He also admitted to passing the counterfeit money in the area since when he returned from his NpIC photo by Parker Phil District is beginning his ninth term in the House of He makes his home in North Agriculture and education head Ijst of issues for Area legislatures State Phil North and Neal offer their insights into this years issues By PARKER State Phil North Dis 59 and Neal Dis began the Iowa General Assem bly Both Tyrrell and Schuerer will spend the majority of the session dealing with issues related to education and detention space for adults and Their thoughts on questions related to these issues follow The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a provision of the Farmland Preservation Act of 1982 regarding agricultural areas and nuisance lawsuits is What are your thoughts on this ruling The reason nuisance suits were provided in the first place was because people were moving out of like Iowa and building a home next to a feed whether it be hogs or cattle or any kind of feed then they were suing the farmer for noise and all sorts of Tyrrell The this according to is there is nothing stopping it from being ex to include grain drying bins and com bines running all night during harvest Nuisance suits can create a situation were it would be impossible to Tyrrell Schuerer He also stated the issue needs to be dealt with on the state level and not on the local I think it would be a danger if we would allow individual local governments to actively be involved in the regulation of he Particularly as urban areas grow and people are moving out into the country and dont understand the dynamics of rural It can be very difficult for people to Its a touchy area because you dont want to take away a persons legitimate right to a legiti mate recovery if theres an abusive negligent situation going Tyrrell On the other this is Farms are always going to make some noise and farms are always going to See page 12 Auto thief caught Police arrest and charge Brian for stealing car in Marengo Williamsburg and Marengo Police depart ments teamed with each other Monday to ap prehend a rural Williamsburg man who was suspected of stealing a car in Officers arrested Brian Andrew 3274 and charged him with car White is accused of stealing a 1997 Dodge Stratus from a Marengo residence sometime after Jennifer who owns the reported to Marengo Police Friday morning that the ve hicle was stolen from a garage behind her apartment building at 199 West Washington in Williamsburg Police were tipped off that the stolen car might be in the Williamsburg Manufacturing parking lot Sunday but that lead didnt pan officer Bob Knoop saw the vehicle being driven through Williamsburg and he began to pursue The driver of the vehicle tried to elude but ended up getting the vehicle stuck in a snowbank near Imhoff Electric at 405 Maplewood As Knoop approached the the driver jumped from the car and fled on Officers searched the but the who was recognized as couldnt be on White was spotted riding in another vehicle in Officers from the Marengo Police Department and Williamsburg Police Officer Ray Garringer followed him and were able to surround White at the stoplights on State Highway 149 near He was then taken into custody at approximately White was transported to Iowa County Jail where he was charged by the Marengo Police The suspect was currently out on bond for forgery charges of passing counterfeit cur rency in eastern He was arrested at his rural Williamsburg home on these Water improvement project underway at Lake Iowa NpIC photo by Dan Adix A massive water improvement project is Lake Iowa which should improve the lake for recreation activities like swimming and The project included building a shown terraces and sediment basins to reduce the delivery of nutrients and sediments into the Area groups who helped to implement the plan were the Pheasants Forever the Natural Resource Conservation the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Iowa County Conservation Project included building a terraces and sediment basins to reduce the delivery of nutrients and sediments into lake By DAN ADIX Park users at Lake Iowa should notice some vast changes in the lake in the future thanks to the implementation of a water improvement During the past a plan was developed to reduce the soil erosion into the By doing the lake will offer better fishing in the future as well as improve the lake for recreational activities like swim according to Rick Iowa Coun try Conservation Board People are going to see some noticeable changes in the lake which will make it better for recreational commented was quick to point that all of the work wasnt completed by the conservation He noted that a part was formed between four local groups and two adjoining landowners at the park to complete the The groups that played a big role in implementing the plan were the Pheasants Forever the Re source Conservation Service the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Iowa County Conservation Through the the group pur chased and exchanged land on the east side of the See LAKE page 12 To report news or place call The Journal Ph 6681240 FAX 6689112
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