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Washington Evening Journal (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Washington, Iowa The past week in Washington to keep out of state readers abreast of local happenings monday a september 14 Coa ii Jim Kosikin of tho Washington Demon staff Lias a few words of advice for defensive tackle Matt Ross Plant the Ideline during the Washington t Aina Che game Frida night. The demons won in to o. A photo by Tim Little. A a ear Junt a tha the week in Washington sept. 19, 1970 dear auntie most of us turned on the furnaces in Earnest As wet cold weather moved in this week. Many were just beginning to wonder whether the Sun would Ever Shiue again when it finally broke through tile Clouds Friday morning and the weather Man served up another Ideal Iowa Day. Before that happened though the weather Man had measured another 3.69 inches of rain a and that simply has to make this one of the wettest Falls in Many a year around the old Home town. Farmers now Are anxiously awaiting dry Fields and the Corn Harvest will really be in full swing. Most have found the blight damage not As bad As had been feared but there will definitely be a reduction in Quality and yield. There Are other signs of fall. Out South of town the Izaak Walton members Are hurriedly calling a work session in the Hope of getting their club House addition enclosed before bad weather comes to stay. That task is being Durn is volunteers from the membership but they be made Good Progress. Voters went to the polls for the school election monday. There la be no new faces on the local school Board next year As Dean Luers beat Back a Challenge from Peter Bell in the Only contest. Voters did turn their backs on the Kirkwood Community College bid for building funds. We note with interest that the Bob Gillesby family he a the former Myca Secretary will stay in the Washington Community. He s going into the insurance business. The Gillesby you la recall were involved in a kidney transplant some time ago. This week came news that the family of Don Pilcher also is involved in that Type of surgery. One of Don s Brothers is giving up a kidney to save the life of another brother Down in St. Louis. All sorts of club and social activities Are increasing As the Winter season approaches there Are adult classes being formed at the schools swim classes at the Myca and Washington is even hosting a regional course for water treatment operators on How they Best can meet the challenges of water pollution. Sorry auntie but with All this rain there s still the Lawn to mow land dandelion to kill. Better get started. Affectionately your Nephew the Torii craze the Perry Glen Hershberger son of or. And mrs. Isaac d. Hershberger Rural route l Riverside. Lynnette Rena Sieren daughter of or. And mrs. Donald Peter Sieren Rural route 2. Box 45, Keota. Aaron Sean Coakley son of or. And mrs. Jon Lee Coakley Rural route 2. Washington. Richard Shane Kirk son of or. And mrs. Richard Dewayne Kirk Rural route i. Ainsworth. Lisa Kay Fritz daughter of or. And mrs. Gary Lee Fritz Rural route 2, week on the farm sept. 19. 1970 the 24 Inch pipe came which will be needed for the overflow in the new Earth erosion control dam. Tire fabricating company did a god Job in assembling All the parts needed to put the five 20 it. Lengths of pipe together. There also Are two anti seep collars for the pipe. The Earth fill will contain Over 8,000 cubic Yards of dirt. The average depth will be 7 it. Of water in the four acre Pond above the Cia in. The big problem now will be to find a time when it will be dry enough to Complete the dirt work. The contractor planned to tart about sept 15. This dam will control Runoff from about 160 acres of land approval for the construction had to be obtained from the Iowa resources Council. There is always a lot of comment about government red tape but i am pleased to report i have worked with five different agencies on this project. The paper work is All cleared and approved. Fart of the secret in Kilt Ping the ref tape to a minimum is planning the project wed in Advance of the construction Date the req i t for engineering on the site was made Well Over a year ago several people already have spoken to me about using this she for a private recreation area the idea appeals to our family so we will keep All these interested people in mind it will be interesting to see if this land where the water facility will Law located can by made into a Mon useful put t the sad not a is that this Rainy week has brought Field activities to a standstill there ire ome silo yet to i filled the Corn is drying my mantling at least two weeks Early. It i ironic that we do have a a on e Fields of Corn that Are perhaps the Best we Ever grew and others that arc far below Avera Glt Thaddeus name Community Chest head Dale Connelly has Bren named As chairman of the annual Community f fund Campaign which will lie conducted in the City of Washington in october. Or. Connelly and his aides Are now Busy making plans for the organization of the fund raising Effort. Details will be Anontine cd soon. Two Washington men suffered cuts and bruises when the pickup truck in which they were Riding spun into a ditch one eighth mile cast of Dublin saturday at la j.,5 . Dick Powers of Washington was Driver of the vehicle. Dell it Ert Badham was a passenger. Sheriffs officers said the truck spun out of control when it reached a Slick Blacktop surface on the county Road near Dublin. Both men were taken to the Washington county Hospital for treatment. Keith Pretz of Columbus Junction was taken to University hospitals in Iowa City for treatment of injuries received in a one car Accident on Highway 218 one mile North of the Junction with Highway 92 the car was totally demolished and fret suffered cuts and possible internal injuries Washington a demons overcame some first game mistakes to bring Home a 21 to 0 Victory from Ankeny Friday night in their 1970 Gridiron opener. A i was Happy that we could win in spite of some bad mistakes. Coach Roger Harrington said this morning after viewing the game films on the Demon Hawk contest. A we will have to Correct several things he declared a but i was Well pleased with the work of most of the boys. Accident. A mrs. Jerry Fisher of Washington was treated at University Hospital in Iowa City for injuries suffered in an Accident sunday afternoon on Highway i South of Iowa City. Mrs. Fisher was Riding with her husband when a car in front of them slowed up and Fisher was unable to Stop on the wet pavement. Mrs. Fisher suffered face cute. There was extensive damage to the front end of the Fisher vehicle. A Suzy Mineart daughter of the Leroy min arts of Brighton is in her second year of a four year course in nursing at Mary Crest College Davenport at the conclusion of which she will receive a b. S. Degree. A or. And mrs. Earl Ferrell were hosts sunday evening at a cooperative supper honouring mrs. Ferrell a brother and wife. Or. And mrs. Troy Moody of Garden City Kan. Other guests were or. And mrs. Milton Schycker. Scott and Bruce. Or. And mrs. Fred Bruegge. Kevin Rhonda and Melinda or. And mrs. Herbert Ferrell and or. And mrs. Wayne Tait. The Moodys left this morning and will visit their son. Archie in College at Emporia Kan., in route Home. A or. And mrs. Carlyn Schwie Ger of Hampton were Here Over the weekend with her Mother mrs. Pauline Hite. A Jana Floc Klinger laughter of or nah mrs a r Eilex Miter has entered Harding Colic a Searcy ark., As a Freeman in Liberal arts. A Donna proud it. Daughter of or and mrs Don i Poudfit left this weekend for Cedar Falls where she is a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in English. A sue owe daughter of or. And mrs Robert Lowe left sat urday for University of North pm Iowa Cedar Falls. Sue is a Transfer student from Iowa state University at Ames and will be a Sophomore majoring in speech pathology. A several members of the United methodist Church attended a District Churchman ship meeting at St Paul s Hurch in Cedar rapids sunday. Those attending were the re. M o. Smith the Rev. And mrs. Sam Bowser or. And mrs. Paul Shearer or. And mrs. Marsh Atkinson or. And mrs Robert Miksch. Or. And mrs. Robert Wead or. Max Smith Fred Pfeiffer. Robert Koehler and Joe Jones workshops were held on Lay witnessing environmental stewardship missions consultation on Church Union Cocu and finance. A or. Nikolaus ller Stein of Frankfurt Ger Marfy is visiting in the Home of or. And mrs. Kenneth Crone. Or. Ller Stein was a neighbor of the crones while they were stationed with the army in Erlanger. Germany. A mrs. Tom Howe returned to her studies at the University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls sunday. She is a senior in elemental education. A or. And mrs. Roy Holton of Oklahoma City have returned Home after visiting Grace and Victor Stone. A Mark Delong son of or. And mrs. Gerald Delong of Keota. Is a freshman at Centerville Community College in Industrial arts education. Mike Delong. Another son. Is a Junior in journalism at the University of Iowa. Iowa City. A sgt. And mrs. James Stigers and children of Goldsboro. N c., visited the Earl Hiller fam i i y last week. The Stigers family and the Hiller family visited their Mother Bonnie Stigers at the Clark county Hospital in Osceola Friday. They found her in reasonably Good health. Her room number is 206. A mrs. Jon Coakley and Earl Hiller planned and successfully carried out a Surprise birthday party for or. Coakley and mrs. Hiller Friday evening in the Coakley Home. Guests were the John Beliel family the Jackie Stigers family and Roger Stigers of Iowa City. Sgt. And mrs. James Stigers and family of Goldsboro n. C., and the Coakley children and the Illier children. A or. And mrs. Jim mover of Bloomington iii., spent the weekend Here w Ith their parents. Or. And mrs. Raymond Moyer and or. And mrs. Richard Pratt. Tuesday a september is one contest in school vote school voting was mostly routine in the Washington county area monday. Those voters in tho Kirkwood Community College area joined with their fellow voters in most other parts of the joint District to reject both the $5�?T i million Bond Issue and the Exten s i o n of a three fourths Mill Levy which had been in effect for the past few years. In the Only local contest Dean Luers an incumbent Defeated Peter Bell. For another term on the Board. Also elected unopposed were Richard Wile y and Earl Rae. Following Are some of the area voting results Washington Dean Luers won the on it contest for the Washington Community school Board defeating Peter Bell in his District 59 to 30. Richard Wiley and Earl Rae were named from other director districts without opposition. Washington District voters rejected both issues presented by Kirkwood Community College. I he Bond Issue lost by a vote of 177 to 304 and the three fourths Mill Levy Al to was Defeated 231 to 252 Only in the District made up of the South part of the City of Washington did the two Kirk Wood sullen get a favor Able v Ole. Washington had received a total of 1.69 Inch a of rain at noon today. Rain continued to fail almost continuously throughout the morning hours. The official weather observer reported 1.04 inches in the past 24 hours and another .09 of an Inch earlier. An additional .56 of an Inch of moisture was recorded be two Een 7 a in. And noon today the observer reported. A Small Patch of Blue sky at mid morning was the Only re Lief washingtonians had from the rain prior to noon today. Burned. A Leonard Hogan janitor and bus Driver at t h e Richland elementary school auf feed first and second degree Burns on his hands arms and face sunday evening when the boiler blew up As he was starting the Furnace at the school. He was treated at the f a i a Field Hospital. The Furnace was ruined but classes were held at the school monday As usual. Once a Demon always a de Mon a at least that would seem to describe Rick Dunbar who played with the Washington High school football team in 1968 Rick son of or and mrs Rob it Dunbar of washing ton. Is now stationed at Lackland air Force base in Texas saturday morning As soon As he could get to a Telephone he placed a Call Home just to find out How the demons came out in their game at Ankeny. The dimers report Rick was pleased with the 21 to 0 Victory but a bit upset his Sis Lei could t remember just who scored the touchdowns Rick father who works in Iowa Unity knowing his sons keen interest in the demons drove alone to Ankeny Fri d a y night just so he could Semi the Serviceman a blow. By blow account of the game. Everett Ruchotzke manager of the l w service Tympani announced at a recent company meeting the following personnel changes Don Rees who has been the sales manager of the company and local operations manager of the Washington office has been promoted to assistant manager of the company. Robert Coon who has been a Salesman for the company in Washington county the past three years will succeed Don As sales manager of the company and local operations manager. A reunion of Vodicka Spevacek descendants was held sunday at the Iowa City Park Concession stand. Due to Adverse weather conditions Only 20 members were present. The 14th annual Kephart reunion was held it Weed Park Muscatine sunday. September 13. The Gerald Kephart served As hosts and the hosts for the 1971 reunion will be or. And mrs. Bernard Kephart. Even though it was a Chilly Damp Day Ever one enjoyed the Buntith dinner and the visiting. The reunion next year will be held on the second sunday in july at Sunset Park in Washington. It Anita bar men daughter of or and mrs Herb us men of Wellman has left for her freshman year of the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls. A Julie Johnson daughter of or and mrs John l Johnson is a senior in nursing at Iowa Lech in Ottumwa and has returned to her classes for the new school year a or. And m in. Harvey Meek of Hula Vista Calif have been Here this past week visiting his sister. Mrs. G. A Manussier and other relatives they left this morning for Brown City mich., to visit a daughter and it attend the weddings of three of their grandchildren. Carl Meek of Marion joined them Here for the weekend. A Maria Lynn Johnson Haugh Ter of or. And mrs. John l. Johnson of Washington will be awarded a diploma from the american Institute of business in Des Moines tins sunday sept. 20, during formal gradual t i o n ceremonies for 239 students of the school. Graduation will be held at the veterans memorial auditorium with parents and guests attending. Governor Robert d. Ray will give the commencement address. A reception will follow. Miss Johnson finished her course August 28 and is employed by the Iowa state narcotics division Des Moines. A mrs. Clarence Stearns of Long Beach calif., who has been visiting her Friend mrs. A. Claire Dewey left for rapid City s. D., to visit her sister and friends in Zumbrota and Rochester. Mina. National wednesday a september 16 election campaigns begin area residents can expect to hear More and More about this year s elections As the november 3 Date for casting ballots grows closer and closer. In addition to the contests which will be waged at the state level area residents will be watching several District c a a pains closely As the candidates spend the next few w weeks presenting their views to the voters. A there will be Only minor interest in the election at the county level since there Are Only four candidates for Washington county posts and All of these Are republicans running without opposition. Wallace Fagen. County treasurer Ira Morrison county attorney and Clifford Conklin county supervisor All Are seeking re election. Maxine Smith will be the candidate for county recorder since Lena Stewart the incumbent is not planning to seek another term. Mrs. Bertha Dunbar who is a resident of the rest Haven nursing Home in Sigourney celebrated her 92nd birthday sept. To. She received numerous cards and gifts and several of her children visited her that Day. Her daughter in Law mrs. Dale Dunbar presented her with a decorated cake which she shared with the other residents St the Home. Farmers of Washington county have elected a total of 75 ask Community committeemen and alternates in a mail election conducted earlier this month according to Howard Lins chairman of the county agricultural stabilization and conservation ask committee. A total of 885 eligible farm voters cast ballots a an increase of 122 Over last year s balloting or. Lins said. A Robert Wood son of or. And mrs. Gilbert Wood of Washington is a freshman in aerospace engineering at Iowa state University Ames. Robert Gillesby former executive director of the Washington Myca announces his appointment As an agent with the Washington National insurance co. Of Evanston Illinois. With his assigned territory of Washington and Johnson counties and Vicinity the Gillesby will remain residents of Washington. According to the Gillesby a we Are delighted with the opportunities afforded with Washington National and for being Able to stay near our friends in this wonderful Community with our excellent schools. The Don Pilcher family plans to go to St Louis this weekend to visit two of done a Brothers who Are hospitalized following a kidney transplant for one of the Brothers with the other brother the donor. Darrell Pilcher 45, of Clark. Mo., near Moberly has been seriously ill since this past Spring and has had to have help from a kidney machine periodically until he submitted to surgery last thursday sept. To in the veterans adm Nistra t i o n Hospital in St. Louis. His brother. Wilbur. 35. Of Eldon. La., donated the kidney for the surgery. A John Helscher is a senior dental student at the University of Iowa Iowa City. Robert Helscher is in the graduate school at Drake University in business and life insurance. Both Are sons of or. And mrs. J. W. Helscher of Washington. A mrs. Ressa Brown of Kalamazoo. Mich., left yesterday evening for her Home after a visit Here at the Home of h e r brother and wife or. And mrs. Harold Wilson also with mrs. Glenn Wilson and with friends. A Steve Conry has begun his Sophomore year in Educa t i o n at the University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls. His brother. Tom com a is a freshman at the same school studying education. Both Are sons of or. And mrs. Eldon Conry of Ainsworth. Thursday a september 17 rainfall continues All week rain fall continued in Washington wednesday night and this morning with two inches added to the week s total by noon today. The official weather observer measured 1.61 for the night s accumulation at 7 today. Another .39 of an Inch fell this morning combined with the previous total of 1.69 inches the week s rainfall now amounts to 3 69 inches. Washington s Sophomore football team faded in the second half and had to Settle for a 6 to 6 tie with the Fairfield trojans in a game played at Case Field wednesday afternoon quarterback Steve Goff went in for the Demon score in the first Quarter As the demons held a distinct advantage Over the v visitors throughout most of the id half. A tsp 4 John w. Jones who recently returned from Active duty in Korea is visiting his Mother mrs. Betty Jones and his Brothers and Sisters. He leaves sunday for it Hood Texas where he expects to be stationed until january. Mrs Hattie Behrens of la Mirada. Calif., is Here also for a visit with her Mother. This week the Al wants luncheon was followed by a program with a very timely title Quot exhaust emissions As related to the automotive Industry the speaker was i human Paul Gebhardt. At this meeting William Day chair Man of the membership committee inducted three new members into the club Rev Duane Cern pastor of the Faith Baptist Church Tim t a e t e a sales manager of radio station Tkv ii and William Jones Assis Tant cashier of the Bank of Washington. The Washington county chapter of american red Cross with the Aid of several Volunteer groups of workers has exceeded its quota of 75 Christmas gifts to be Given to men and women in the military service. 112 filled ditty bags were shipped tuesday to Vietnam mrs Leslie Dunlap chairman of the project today expressed appreciation for the cooperation of those who participated in the project both by providing the bags or filling them and by donating Money. The women of the Moose filled 50 ditty bags professional and business women 12 Shiloh Sunshine Sisters 12 vow auxiliary 9 St. Josephus altar and Rosary society of pleasant Plain 9 Rebekah tax age 6, american legion auxiliary 4 Booster club 4 vow breakfast club 3 Navajo club 2 chapter Al tit i. Directors of the National Bank of Washington meeting this week elected Kent Dallmeyer of Washington to the Post of assistant cashier. Or. Dallmeyer has been working at the Bank for the past two years with some time out for a tour of military duty. He will be working with the loan department. In his new capacity according to P. Weldin Vic president of the Bank. The first Stewart school Parent teachers association meeting of the season w As held tuesday evening at the school with about 175 present. Mrs. Allen Griggs presided and committee reports were Given. The new marking and reporting system was explained and discussed by the following panel John Sproule principal Allen Kinzler director of curriculum mrs. Phyllis Eisele kindergarten teacher mrs. Bev Hayes first Grade teacher and. Mrs. Mary Ann swamis second Grade teacher. Questions were answered following the presentation. The Jarrard reunion was held at the schoolhouse on the Washington county Fairgrounds september 13, with a 12 30 p. In. Potluck dinner. Plan december wedding a the engagement and approaching marriage of Annette Peiffer daughter of mrs. Ralph Peiffer of Washington and the late or. Peiffer and Jack Carson son of or. And mrs. Leo Carson of Ainsworth. Is announced by the Bride elects Mother. To wed in october a or. And mrs. Keith Wells of Keota announce the engagement of their daughter sue to Gary Halverson son of or. And mrs. E. Halverson of Slater. A Diane Green daughter of mrs. Boyd Dunbar is a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa Kiel address is 237 l a u t h e r Hail University of Northern Iowa Cedar fails la. A Jim Mccarthy is a Junior this year in business and finance at notre Dame University notre Dame ind. Marcus Mccarthy is a freshman at St. Ambrose College. Davenport. Both Are sons of or. And mrs. Bernard Mccarthy. A or. And mrs. John Jarvis of 1121 East main Are quietly observing their 57th wedding anniversary today sept. 17. Or. Jarvis is 86 years old and mrs. Jarvis is 88. A the shirts and skirts Square dance club will have a dance saturday at 8 . At the farm Bureau building with Minnie Davis caller. Refreshments will be furnished. A mrs. A e. Stutsman is expected Home Friday from a month s visit with her son. Donald Stutsman in Corvallis. Ore. She will be accompanied to Washington by her son or Robert Stutsman of Des Moines. A mrs. Robert Jan Geuther is in University hospitals Iowa City 7th floor South room 714 and would enjoy hearing from friends. A or. And mrs. Joe Hall and mrs Earl Hall of Oelwein were weekend guests of or and mrs. Dewayne Adams and family. Or Hall is mrs. Adams brother and mrs Earl Hall is her Mother. The Adams family moved to Washington recently. A or. And mrs. Boyd Siefkas have returned from Italy where they enjoyed a three weeks v Isit with their son. David and his wife men to. They in e t their parents in rom and took them on a sightseeing tour of Rome Florence Venice. Naples and then to san video where they live they were there a week and enjoyed shopping at Albe Robello and Brendis where they attended the wine festival on their Way Home the Siefkas stopped in Paris and London two Days and nights David is stationed with tile air Force near san video Friday sept. 18troutman elected grand treasurer James r Troutman of w a a land was elected grand treasurer of the Mason grand i Odge of Low at its 126th annual communication held recently in Sioux City. Or. Troutman has been a member of the masonic Lodge in Wayland since 1953, having served in Many capacities with his local Lodge including that of worshipful master. He currently is Secretary of the Wayland Lodge Ami is a member of Zare path consistory of Davenport members of the Washington ministerial association meet thursday at the first Christian Church to consider matters of interest to the group and the Community. Mark Bayert president introduced new members Duane Perry pastor of the Faith Baptist Church and Ivan Maggert director of the Myca. Representatives from radio station Roii were present to discuss plans for Short religious broadcasts at to a m. And 3 . Daily in addition to t h e one hour broadcast on sunday morning. Current Public opinion and the position taken by Public utilities was the subject of a talk to the rotary club on thursday by Robert Brewer Vic president and director of i o w a Southern utilities co., Centerville. Adequacy of Power Supply throughout the nation the environment problem and the pollution of land air and water were some of the vital issues or. Brew or discussed pro and con. He spoke frankly and with an understanding of the problems As the general Public sees them and As the utilities see them. The National and regional control councils now operated by the utilities Are striving to meet the demands of the times in every Way practical or. Brewer concluded. Nearly one. Half of the mid Prairie teachers attended College within the past 12 months. Seven teachers were enrolled in night classes during the 1969 70 academic year. Twenty nine were taking classes Only in the summer while an additional ten teachers participated in College classes both during the academic year and the summer session. Six teachers received degrees at the end of the summer. Three earned the bachelors degree while three received the masters degree. The three receiving master s degrees Are on the High school faculty Joel Hardyk vocal music Hugh Shaw Industrial arts and Paul Swank vocational agriculture. The official september to student enrolment in the mid Prairie Community schools is nearly the same As of the same Date last year. One year ago the enrolment showed a total of 1638 students while this year s enrolment is 1634 a drop of four students. Or. And mrs. Milton Birka celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary sunday with a family dinner at the Captain s table and an open House there for friends and relatives from 2 30 until 4 30 in the afternoon their son and his wife or. And mrs. Donald e. Birka of Rochester minn., were hosts at the reception. To wed in november a or. And mrs. Leonard Mur Rin of grand Island neb., announce the engagement of their daughter. Cant Jam Ellen of Denver to Rick Vav. Mcfarland also of Denver son of Colene Mcfarland of Beloit. Wis., and Walter Mcfarland of Columbus Junction the bridegroom elect is a grandson of mrs. Valentine Mckune of Washington. A or. And mrs. Kenneth Hen a and Danny have moved to Clear Lake la., where or. Hen Sci has taken a position with the spa firm of Couri Peterson and Anderson of Des Moines he will work in the Branch office at Clear Lake. A Elaine Williams daughter of or. And mrs. Glenn Williams enjoyed a visit with or and mrs Boyd Siefkas on their recent tour of Italy when they visited their son and wife or and mrs. Siefkas visited Blain at the leather Good store where she works. Elaine has been in Europe several months and has spent a part of the time travel my. She now is a Saleswoman in this store which caters to american travellers she plans to return Home later this fall a Chris Duvall will he a fresh Man at Northeast Missouri state College at Kirksville she in a graduate of mid Prairie High school and is a daughter of or and mrs John Duvall of West Chester

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