First Phase Also Includes Central Building New Hope Village, a residential facility for handicapped persons, emerged from its infancy in 1975 and moved quickly toward adulthood. What started as a glimmer of an idea in at least 40 area residents' minds in late 1974 has turned into a project complete with blueprints and a fund drive. ' The concept of New Hope Village, patterned after Handicap Village in Clear Lake, is one of providing a home-like residential environment for mentally and physically handicapped persons 16 years and older. It also would provide recreation opportunities. The village concept is aimed at persons who need special help and supervision in their day-to-day activities. The year 1975 will be remembered as the year New Hope changed from an idea to a reality — thanks in a large part to almost every civic organization in Carroll and many from the surrounding area. Nearly every civic organization and church, plus many private organizations,' donated time and money to New Hope in 1975, New Hope officials said. The $3 million fund-raising project needed to finance the village got under way in October in Carroll County. Feb. 8 of this year marked the kickoff for Calhoun County's fund drive — the second of eight counties to begin campaigns. Carroll and each neighboring county will take part in the drive, since the village is planning to serve the eight-county area. In Carroll County, nearly $750,000 has been pledged or received, which is the county goal, according to Executive Director Lamar Esbeck. Construction of three or four residential cottages — each to house 18 residents may begin this spring, said Lyle Bernholtz, chairman of the village Board of Directors. The first phase of construction, which includes m. mrm*sw JB. • ms^sw ^s t .M. w ^^ m • v/v mf^JV*Jv^s VJ ^--» ^s m msm/m uvms m^ msm/ms «/*>«/ »/ m •'!•• e Units to Be Built This Spring the three or four cottages and a "core" of a central building is expected to cost $1 million. To build the entire village, .which.would house 72 residents, would take five years. The village will be located on a tract of land just east of Fairview Elementary School northeast of Carroll. The land — known as the Judge property — was bought on a 10-year contract for $1,550 an acre. Annual payments are $15,000. The board'bought 98 acres, but has talked of selling some of it. Each cottage will have 18 living units — divided into two equal areas. A large commons area for recreation, dining and a kitchen will be part of each cottage. Rooms range from 10% by 12 feet to 16% by 12. Each resident will have his or her own room. The recreation area — which will include a television viewing section — is to be 13 by 26% feet. "We are going to meet and exceed" every government requirement, Esbeck declared. He added that government inspectors were "amazed" when they found out how large the rooms are planned to be. Most rooms in such facilities apparently are much smaller. Building exteriors will be brick veneer. The activities building, to be 195 by 68 feet, will house a ceramics program, therapeutic area, classroom, weaving and loom areas and places for diversified crafts and music therapy. In the future, Esbeck said, he hopes to add a swimming pool and gym to the core building. Administrative offices will be included in the building from the beginning. Each of the programs such as weaving and crafts will need a full-time supervisor, Esbeck said. That means that about 35 full-timers will be' needed for the first phase of the program. Each cottage will have a pair of full-time supervisors, hopefully a husband and wife team, Esbeck said. Other staff members planned include a program director, a part-time nurse, a diet consultant and a maintenance person. Besides the fund drive, $12,883 has been raised by New Hope stores in four area cities. The stores, selling donated used merchandise, raised $6,286 in Glidden, $1,823 in Lake City, $4,284 in Carroll and $490 in Manning. Glidden's store was the first to open — in February of last year. The stores are manned by volunteers and one full-time supervisor. Back in late 1974, when the idea of a village was first born, Glidden, Lake City, Rockwell City and Carroll all were being considered as a site for the village. But, as Bernholtz explained, Carroll was picked because the downtown is "barrier free" Carroll Daily Times Herald Section D Carroll, Iowa, Friday, March 26, 1976 Page 1 THANKS... To our many Friends, We Label 1975 Our Best Year Ever. Budweiser. KING OF BEERS® 25th Year In Serving Carroll, Crawford, Sac and Calhoun Counties. MICHELOB. In 1975, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. sold more than 35,200,000 barrels of beer ... a record you helped us achieve. One way we can show our appreciation is by continuing to distribute the best beers in America . . . Budweiser and Michelob. And to extend a standing invitation to you to visit the Brewery in St. Louis, or the Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida and Los Angeles, California whenever you have the chance . . . for a tour and beer (on us, of course). IKE AUEN DIST. CO., INC. and it has a good supply of doctors and other services. Jerry Millard of Glidden was hired as administrator in early 1975, but was replaced by Esbeck when Millard resigned. Mrs. Donald Pratt, Route 2, Glidden, won $25 for suggesting the name "New Hope Village" in a contest sponsored by the Glidden Jaycees. H.J. Kienapfel began Sept. 15 as New Hope development director. His first duties are to coordinate the eight-county fund drive. In late October, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Leo Lenz, V.F., was named general chairman of the fund-raising drive, which produced results Oct. 27 when the Carroll County Board of Supervisors pledged at least $180,000 over the next five years. That amount would build and equip one cottage. Eight Carroll businessmen contributed $145,000 over the five-year project on Oct. 22. Bierls Building •New Apartments A four-plex apartment building was completed last year in the Applewood Knolls Addition, by developer Harold Bierl. Dennis Bierl is expecting two eight-plex apartment buildings to be completed soon in Applewood Knolls, along with a four-plex to be finished in several months. The site of these multi-unit buildings is zoned for 150 units, Harold Bierl said. He estimates two additional four-plexes will be built'next year. The apartment buildings are being built according to demand, he said. In 1975, the Bierls built 15 houses in Applewood Knolls. They plan to build 20 houses in 1976. Also, they plan to have 16 blocks paved in the addition next year, he added. Social Security Unit Full-Service Office Operation of the Social Security offices located at 715 North Clark Street did not change in 1975, said Carroll Office Manager Laurence E. Clark. "No legislation was passed this year that changed any basic programs," said Clark. He also said he doesn't expect any legislative changes in the future. The Carroll office operates as a branch of the Fort Dodge district office. Clark considers the Carroll facility as a full-service office. The local office serves Carroll, Greene, Guthrie, Audubon, Shelby and Crawford Counties. The latter five are served by a field representative from the Carroll facility. Programs sucli as disability payments, retirement payments, survivor's insurance and health insurance are administrated by the local office. The federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program is also administered. SSI is a program which substitutes for the former state programs of old age assistance, aid to the blind and aid to the disabled. Funding of the SSI program and its administrative expenses is separate from the Social Security income program, Clark said. "Black Lung" benefits, provided for disabled miners, are also administered. The offices assists individuals in filing claims. The Department of Labor then decides who is eligible for assistance. One of the best parts of the Social Security programs is the protection it affords young people, said Clark. ""Another important aspect of the Social Security unit is to, let people know what their rights and responsibilities are, he said; Representativfis from the office are available for public information activities. Clark said he welcomes the opportunity to explain to any group, the programs available at the Carroll office. The local facility was opened in 1973 to provide more convenient service to persons eligible for Social Security. 100N. Grant Rd. Carroll, Iowa County Registers 19,330 Vehicles Carroll County registered 11,883 automobiles in 1975, according to Mrs. Bernice Williams, Carroll County treasurer. That is a big increase over the 9,982 cars registered in 1966, the first year Mrs. Williams served as treasurer. Registrations for all vehicles has risen from 14,152 to 19,330. The county collected $810,239.25 for registrations last year, compared with $485,893.73 in 1966, records show. In 1974, 17,885 vehicles were registered, producing $771,688.79 in revenue. The 1973 figures were 16,781 registrations and $717,087.81 in revenue. Motor vehicle registration is a leading indicator of business activity. Here are the figures for 1974 and 1975 registrations: 1974 1975 Autos i 11,803 11,883 Non resident N/A 82 Antiques N/A 7 Trucks (full year) 3,816 4,043 Trucks C/2 year) 371 386 Truck-tractors (full year) 105 89 Truck-tractors (V z year) 86 78 Motorcycles 832 961 Semi-trailers 213 227 Regular trailers 936 1,010 Travel trailers 269 303 Mobile Homes (Full year) 143 148 Mobile home ( Vz year) 101 113 (N/A: Information not available) Receipts collected in 1974 and 1975: 1974 1975 Title penalty $115 $125 Additional fees 7,930 10,508.47 Duplicate certif 532 528 Duplicate plates 236 222 Duplicate titles 630 800 Mrs. Williams' records show 5,581 titles and 1,753 liens issued in 1975 and 5,935 and 1,753, respectively, a year earlier. BOOK WINNERS LOS ANGELES (AP) -The winner of the 1975 Golden Kite Award was "The Garden Is Doing Fine," (Atheneum) by Carol Farley, it was announced by the Society of Children's Book Writers. Berniece Rabe's "Naomi" (Nelson) and Jane Yolen's "The Transfigured Hart" (Crowell) were named Goiden Kite Honor Books. The winners were selected by five judges picked from the children's book field. REPLACEMENTS HALIFAX (AP) — Plastic surgeons here are installing artificial knuckles and finger joints using only local anethetics. Plastic surgeon Dr. Winston Parkhill said five joints could be replaced within 90 minutes in the procedure. The joint replacements are an "end-stage treatment" for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis whose joints have become too distorted to respond to drugs or physiotherapy.
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