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Ottumwa Courier (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Ottumwa, Iowa The Ottumwa courier saturday May 31, 1986 3 the Florist 823 n court pm 682 8375 Sar Ritek Stile a si�?~0. Geraniums now Large Pella grown hanging baskets dozen St she Swiz geraniums impatiens begonias $099 now mixed Patio planters Hen $8 now now a now give roses to someone 2 roses 960 Cash amp carry what cheer travellers Minneapolis june 10-12, $165.00 each Mackinac Island june 17-24, $440 a. Lilac time also go to Holland Sault Ste. Marie amp Quot bavarian Quot Frankenmuth Nashville july 4,5,6 amp 7 june trip filled �?$185 each alaskan july 12-aug. 9, $2,350.00�?sightseeing Enro Ute new by bus includes Vancouver expo 86. Cruise inside passage by ship with comfortable Cabins Nice dining room and excellent food. Tour Anchorage Denali Park Fairbanks. Enjoy an evening with a farm family in their Home continue thru Scenic Alaska Yukon Jasper Park Columbia ice Fields Lake Louise amp Banff. Prices Are for one person based on double occupancy make reservations now. Ask about our special gift for ,86l pm. 515-624-2207 Barbara Workman or 624-2237 r. 2 Box 48 624-2088 what cheer Iowa 50268 Pardon our construction please Bear with us. We still have great savings in floor coverings cabinets for the Kitchen Bath Ceramic tile amp Wal covering. Dixon s Tor located 3 Miles West of Ottumwa on Hwy 34 hours . 8-6 sat. 10-6 sunday 1-4 pm. 684-5093 or 684-6081 in trying to provide you with better selection of top Quality floor coverings we be temporarily created an inconvenience but Well soon be done. Ottumwa teen on telethon an Ottumwa teen Ager suffering from cancer is to appear on the a a children a Miracle network telethon tonight. Jenny Johnson of 435 n. Court the daughter of Chris and Deb Shaw was interviewed by Iowa gov. Terry Branstad for the telethon. Her interview is to be aired Between 8 and to . On who to Channel 13. Johnson 16, just completed her Sophomore year at Ottumwa High school. She is being treated for to cell Lymphoma at Ottumwa regional health Center and University hospitals in Iowa City. Her illness a she is Only one of two youths suffering from it in Iowa a kept her out of school the last two months says her grandmother Rosemary Russell of Ottumwa. A a she a a Beautiful girl and so Brave a Russell said. A we Call her our the telethon a which will also feature Jeff Wallerich 17, of Sigourney a is being held to Benefit child health programs at University hospitals. Last years telethon raised $108,000 for the children a programs. Trade analysis program set tuesday the Ottumwa area chamber of Commerce and Indian Hills Community College Are sponsoring a program on Ottumwa a Trade area analysis. Or. Kenneth Stone professor of economics at Iowa state University will conduct the program which will be held from noon to 2 . Tuesday at the Holiday inn. Stone has Given Over 300 Trade area analysis presentations and has presented papers to both state and National organizations. Most of his work is in the area of Community development and business management. The Trade area analysis will give Ottum wans an idea of the Trade area boundaries and of the Community a ability to draw customers. Reservations for the noon luncheon meeting can be made by contacting the chamber of Commerce at 682-3465, or Tom Stewart at i acc at 683-5187. Trash compactor Burns in county Landfill fire a 1982 Model 350 trash compactor at the Wapello county Landfill East of Ottumwa was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. Richard Walker Wapello county Volunteer fire department chief said he believes the fire started in the a belly pan of the compactor. A a lot of Oil and trash collects Down there and we think that a where it started a Walker said. There was no damage estimate for the compactor which was being leased from Al Jon industries. Five firefighters and one engine answered the 4 43 . Call. There were no . Courier photo by Michael Hoffman they re off Mary Cloke of Fairfield from left Ricky Mcmanus of Oskaloosa and Beth Jackson of Fairfield participate in a sack race during Tenco industries first annual track and Field Day at Ottumwa Park Friday afternoon. Cloke of Fairfield Tenco and Mcmanus and Jackson both of the Ottumwa program were among the 200 clients and employees of Tenco industries in Ottumwa Fairfield and Chariton who participated in the events held for those who did not have a Chance to participate in april s special olympics. Swimming Pool inspections May Stop Des Moines a state officials said they May Stop inspecting Public swimming pools in order to free themselves from any Legal liability should anyone using the pools get Hurt. After 23 years of inspecting swimming pools run by cities and by Public schools Iowa department of health officials have discovered that the legislature never gave them such permission. Gorden Allen a lawyer with the state attorney general a office told the department at a meeting this month that assuming unauthorized ewer exposes the state to needless suits. The unwanted liability has prompted the department to ask the Iowa Board of health to erase safety requirements such As the marking of deep and shallow ends of pools the size and shapes of diving boards and the use of lifeguards. Area students graduate from Hawkeye tech two area persons were among 491 students graduating from Hawkeye Institute of technology in Waterloo on May 22. Graduates include Diana Lynn Denly of Ollie and David Leroy wag Ler of Sigourney. Public works director to draw highest City pay by Bob Berg and Patrick Lakamp courier staff writers Dennis Showalter will be the highest paid City employee when he starts work As Ottumwa a Public works director this summer. His $35,500 annual salary will be More than mayor Jerry Parker a $31,000 As of july i and City attorney Tom Kintigh a $24,000 yearly salary. Yet his salary appears to be close to what other cities of comparable size a the courier checked five a pay Public works directors or City engineers. The City Council this week approved the appointment of Showalter of Iowa City for the Job a a set his salary. The Council earlier this year agreed to abolish the position of assistant to the City Engineer which was held by Mark Garrett. Doing so provides part of the salary for the new Public works director. Garrett whose last official Day with the City was Friday had been paid $21,660 annually. He has taken a Job in Davenport As City traffic Engineer. Garrett questioned the $35,000 salary for the new Public works director during tuesdays Council session. He told the Council the figure May not be Large compared with those in other cities but it is big compared with salaries paid Ottumwa City employees. He noted too that City employees had agreed to a salary freeze in 1986-87. Council member Pete Rich replied that the $35,000 figure was suggested by the councils ways and Means committee after its members had considered pay Levels in other cities. Garrett commented that its too easy to freeze City employee salaries and asked where the $35,000 is coming from. Rich said the Council Hopes the person filling the Public works Job will bring enough new ideas and expertise to make the salary worthwhile. Since january 1984, Darrell Adams has been serving As City Engineer Public works director his current salary is $31,380. Parker asked the Council to approve hiring City employee Jerry Davis an engineering technician in the Parks department at a salary of $25,000. There was no support from the Council for that recommendation so Parker named Larry Roush fathers new engineering assistant in the engineering department. That appointment died for Lack of a second. Davis currently is now paid $19,116 Roush is paid $17,280. Here is a look at what other cities Are doing with Public works director jobs a Clinton Clinton county the City has a full time Public works director who a paid $40,200 currently the figure increases to $40,800 next year. The salary Range is $38,400 to $40,800. The current Public works director has been in the Post nearly 30 years. A Burlington Des Moines county the City does not have a Public works director Only a City county Engineer whose salary is paid by Des Moines county. The salary Range is $30,000 to $46,000. A Mason City Cerro Gordo county the City has a City Engineer who is paid $34,967, but no Public works director. There also is a utilities Engineer who a paid $34,000, and a Street superintendent who a paid $24,483. A Marshalltown Marshall county there is no Public works director but there is a City Engineer whose Job is similar to a Public works director. The salary is $35,422. There also is a utilities Engineer who is paid $24,336 and an interim Street commissioner paid $31,657. Marshalltown though is working to Combine the commissioners position with the engineers Job. A Muscatine Muscatine county the Public works directors position is currently vacant. The City combined four departments a sanitation engineering streets grounds and Public transportation a into Public works last fall. Administration officials said they have had Little Luck finding a replacement. Plans Are to appoint a City employee to serve As temporary Public works director. The salary Range for Public works director is $33,774 to $42,203 for City Engineer $32,152 to $40,175 and Street maintenance supervisor $19,754 to $24,678. With him always. Even when you can t be. It says he s special because you cared that much. Woman Hurt when car train collide by Patrick Lakamp courier staff writer an Ottumwa woman was listed in serious but stable condition at Ottumwa regional health Center on Friday evening after her car was struck by a train at the Market Street rail crossing on Friday morning. Paramedics and police officers pulled Esther Stookesberry 76, of 402 Pocahontas from a Buick after prying the cards doors open with the a jaws of life machine. No other passengers were in the car. A westbound Burlington Northern freight train pushed Stookes Berry a northbound car nearly 1,200 feet a about the length of four football Fields a before coming to a Stop near the train depot. Warning lights and Bells at the rail crossing were operating when the car was struck at about 11 30 a.m., Ottumwa police said. The train also blew warnings. A the had his whistle wide open a said Nathan Paulos sr., describing what he saw while working As an attendant at the River drive parking lot. Police said damages to the train depots platform would total $2,000. Neither local authorities nor Burlington Northern officials knew How fast the train was travelling when it collided with the car. John Spalla signal supervisor for the Railroad said freight trains coming through Ottumwa travel at 25 Mph a City Law also limits freight trains to that Speed. The trains Engineer . Warden of Knoxville 111., said the brakeman saw the collision coming. A the looked up at me and said a we re going to get i Wasny to sure whether it was a Man or woman we hit a Warden said. The train was Enro Ute from Galesburg ii to Chariton. The Accident tied up traffic until the wreckage was cleared at 1 10 ., but traffic was rerouted to Jefferson Street viaduct and Wapello Street viaduct. The Iowa Avenue crossing also was blocked by the train. Workers remove injured woman from wreckage new for 1986 vote for your favorite colourful Cutie see our window display for details Duree a Torii full siu0i0� = Hoot t soft Mon to Pii my pm Tor Appow Aitmon him mkt Odum a a it

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