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Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - June 24, 1999, Williamsburg, Iowa bays baseball team moves to 44 in the See page I I TRIBUNE CONROY AND PARNELL SINCE 1915 Iowa 52361 VOLUME 99 ISSUE 25 JUNE Inside Wburg library announces summer programs See story on page 12 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 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 High 80 73 64 71 71 73 77 Low 56 47 53 47 47 58 57 The Sidebar Singers needed to be in community choir July 4 A Community Choir is being organized for the all community worship service being held July on the Williamsburg City The worship service begins at and will feature Higher Power a gospel based in The Choir will sing as part of the Rehearsals will be held June and Thurs July at 7 at Pauls United Methodist 605 Court Anyone in the greater area is welcome to join the choir for this special Linda Schaefer will conduct and Helenka Claypool is Those inter ested in being in the choir can call Linda Schaefer at First Presbyterian Church at or Pauls UMC at 6682288 for more Fundraiser underway to build bleachers at county fairgrounds Two new events to be held at the Iowa County Fair grounds have prompted a fund drive for additional bleachers to seat A tractor pull held July during the Iowa County and FFA Fair is sanctioned by the National Tractor Pullers Association and is expected to draw large July the Iowa River Wild West Catfish and Cowboy Show is expected to draw people to wild west activities in Marengo and on the Iowa A huge catfish fry and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association PRCA sanctioned rodeo takes place at the fairgrounds each The produced by the Iowa County and Williamsburg benefits youth activities throughout Iowa including FFA and sum mer recreation Area businesses and organizations are sought to pro vide support for the Major supporters will re prominent signage on the semiportable alu minum For more information or to make a call lona at the Iowa County Extension Office at 319 Wburg Chamber announces Fourth of July events schedule Chamber of Commerce has an a partial list of activities that are planned for the Fourth of Activities will start at with the gospel eel Higher Power in the Williamsburg City Other activities and local entertainment is currently being At 4 the Fourth of July Parade will be The theme for this years parade is Looking toward the fu ture With a Millennium of Following the the Red Sox will hold a Fireworks will be let off on the west edge of town at following the baseball The rain date for the fireworks will be July For more contact Barb at the Chamber of Commerce at Index Opinion For The Family Coming Wburg Schools hires 18 new staff members g still needs to fill some staff positions before new school year board tables school handbook approval By EILEEN JOYCE The Williamsburg Board of Education met Tuesday June 15 to work through a long list of Superintendent William Thompson brought the rest of the board up to date on Wrings and The cement foun dations for mobile classrooms at the high school were installed last He also announced that the school had hired 18 new certified staff for next There are still a few remaining positions that need to be the board heard from Spanish teacher Judy The board must approve all field trips and Pruess re quested permission to take a class trip to The trip has been organized but the board had new worries since the school would be switching to block scheduling next They felt students might have a more difficult time making up missed schoolwork because of the new A trip was but its length will be decided HANDBOOK HOLDUP Board inaction could lead to the delay of new student handbooks for next school The board received updated books before the but many had not had time to read Board member Bob Lillis was reluctant to approve a handbook he had not He was unaware of some of the schools policies regarding attendance and breathalyzer tests Im taken by surprise by this handbooks Lillis See page 13 NpIC photo by Dan Adix Barb who served as Iowa County Coordinator for talks to one of her wellwishers during a party in her honor June Schaefer resigned from her effective July bye Barb H Departing coordinator Barb Schaefer is honored with party By DAN ADIX When you work somewhere for 17 years you tend to meet a lot of people and make a lot of Barb Schaefer did just that serving as Iowa Countys Coordinator for the past Many of those friends and associ ates that she made over the years came out to honor her with a surprise going away party June at the Center in Schaefer had resigned her position effective July and has been on administrative leave since May See page 12 Benefit planned to help girl with kidney disease m Morgan Ebel benefit set for July 31 funds raised will help defray medical expenses A community benefit supper auction will be held July in Wellman to help raise money to defray medical expenses for Morgan the daughter of Wayne Ebel of Williamsburg and Deanna Griffith of suffers from Crescentic a rare kidney The porkburger supper will be held from 58 at the Senior High School The auction is sched uled to begin at 8 In September of Ebel began showing symptoms and was di in February 1999 with the After being Ebel received weekly treatment both inpa tient and outpatient at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa Ebel is undergoing a daily peritoneal dialysis and is a can for kidney Ebel will be a second grader at Kalona Elemen tary in the She is the granddaughter of La Verne and Rose mary Ebel of Williamsburg and Jack and Joyce Dillon of In addition to the an account for Ebels medical expenses has been established at Mor gan Ebel Box IA For further contact Deb Voder at 319 6563547 or Peggy Duwa at 319 MORGAN EBEL NpIC photo by Dan Adix A chip off the old block The Second Annual was held June 1820 at the 225 Amana The festival featured various wood artists and their Above Chainsaw sculptor creates a deer sculpture in a See more photos on page Council looks to fi library board opening By DAN ADIX Do you enjoy reading books Or do you have an inter est in helping plan for a new library in Williamsburg If these are of interest to the Williamsburg Public Library Board has a position for The board is currently seeking to fill a seat that has opened on the It was announced at the June Williamsburg City Council meeting that Natalie Pearson would be resigning the library Anyone interested in filling the position should con tact Williamsburg Mayor Murray Armstrong at IN OTHER BUSINESS Chamber of Commerce was granted approval to close the 200 block of State Street from 8 until 3 July The next to City will be closed during the town BALL Council members approved a request from the Williamsburg Fire Department to close Welsh from to Chatham for the annual The street will be closed from 1 until 1 Williamsburg group wants to start lap swim progam at WHS A group of Williamsburg residents would like to start a Lap Swim Program at the Williamsburg High School The program would be offered two nights a week for two hours for an eight week A fee of would be charged for the program to cover the expenses of having the school open and having a cer lifeguard on pool is an indoor 25 yard This program is open to all area residents who would be interested in doing lap For more information or to register for the phone Nancy at 319 by July To report news or place call The Journal Ph FAX 6689112
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