Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 65
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January 30, 1957

Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 65

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f $2,700,000 Expansion Project Is Underway At Bridgeport Plant EDOrvnOlJS (Special)-- What to cutty the largest of all expansion projects of the pact year throughout the Qskaloosa area, money-wise and on the baaia of fignificance, is taking place at the Bridgeport power plant of the Iowa Southern Utilities Co., located near the Des Moines river ·bout one mile southwest of Eddy- Tille. Construction work on an addition to the plant was begun last May and is now almost completed. The second phase of this expansion project, that of installing a third 20,500-KWH turbo-generator in the building addition, will be taking place next summer. The cost of the entire expansion project at the station itself is estimated at 92.700,000. In addition, a new 69,000-volt transmission line is being built this year connecting the Bridgeport plant with the rest of the ISU transmission system. THE NEW turbo-generator will bring the plant's capacity up to ·l,50f» kilowatts and will give the entire ISU system a total generating capacity of approximately 90,000 kilowatts. Smaller generating stations are located at Ottumwa, Washington, Centerville and Chariton. The new addition to the by 1C high, up to the turbine room, with a section of the structure going still higher. In 1955 a. 20x40-foot addition was built to house an extra water storage tank and for enlargement of the water softening facilities -part of the preparation for the big expansion project now underway. The new generator, which weighs approximately 70 tons, was scheduled to start on its trip to Eddyville late this month from the East Pittsburgh Works. The turbine required to run it also weighs about 70 tons, and it Is to be OfKALOOIA DAftY HBALB Wed., J.n. 30, 1957 Si ROM with HUM to Hedrick, Fremont and and with a line from Ot It replaces a line that light for the load it was j to carry. NewShra Hs Secori tatay ^^^_ ^^^^^^^--^^^ --_.^^^^» ·l^bH^h \m rrooressivc now IOWA SOUTHERN Utilities Co.'s new 20.000-KWH generator will be installed this summer over the nearest cavernous hole {^^ shown in the above scene at the Bridgeport power plant near j (By Mm Cecil Htffor) j NEW SHARON (Special) -- iNew Sharon is now launched on , her second century, and progrem · is still ia the ifikifig i Since New Sharon celebrated I her 100th birthday last June, this i little city has continued to grow. There are five new homes in the ! residential district, and also aotne I improvement* in the business district. ! One business building, which ] housed a hardware store the bet- jter part of the century but has I been empty the past few months, i is now being redecorated and ] altered and will be the new loca- ·tion for Jeanne's cafe, i Dr. R. E. H. Phelpa, who has had his office on the second floor of the Beal building, has moved into the former William Needham home near the park. Dr. Craig Davis has moved his office from to i and fhe sfeam turblne +o run it wil , occupy the con- "ete-waUed seat just beyond i t . (Herald P h o t o ) £ £ i Beal grocery store, Mr. and Mrs. shipped here from California. The construction and installation schedule at the plant calls for beginning of operation of the new generator next August. so a part of the ISU network. = Francis Beal having retired after where a new 1500-KVA transform- · 20 years in the grocery business, er was installed. Its rated maxi- ] f^ Kaowler brothers' new Texaco service station is one of the biggest improvements of the mum load is 2800 KVA. This sub-station furnishes elec- THE IOW* Southern Utilities trie power to Delta, What Cheer, year in the business district. Theae Co. just as are all distributors of Thornburg. Deep River, Gibson,: energetic young men have con- electric power, is finding it nee- Rose Hill, Hedrick, Fremont and I verted an unattractive corner into essarv to continually expand its Martinsburg after stepping down j the brightest spot in town, facilities in order to meet the ever- j the voltage from 69,000 volts to | The Skelly service station also growing demand from consumers, j 13,200 volts. both in cities and on farms. i A three-mile stretch of new | Another example for this forced j transmission line is being built; growth took place recently at the \ south of Delta from the sub-sta- j sub-station just south of Delta, al- · tion toward a branch point, con- ' has had a face lifting during the year. The huge canopy was ved, and a new glass front installed. Tbe school is progressing along viththe town. The enrollment has tMfViased and more room was ··ceasary, and so a business building, one block from the school, was purchased and converted into a manual training room and bus garage. The former manual training room in the new addition is now need for classrooms. One new ·chooi bus was purchased recently. j THIS WINTER the athletic Held 1 was flooded for ice skating--a new form of social recreation for the children. Both the athletic and speech departments of the high school won outstanding honors in the past year, in both county and state competition. Several meetings have been called to discuss school district reorganization, and interest is growing in this subject. The town's churches too are showing progress. During 1956 j church membership has increased. Redecorating proj'ects and other improvements were underwav at the Presbyterian and Methodist churches during the summer months. The New Sharon Centennial books will soon be off the press and ready for distribution. They will contain many pictures of the centennial celebration and rose festival of last summer, as well a* a detailed history of the town. NEW FACES in the business district are those of Miss Janice Van Baalen. a new beauty operator associated with Phyllis' beauty parlor; Walter Mason, who has succeeded Red De Young as as- aistant clerk in the post office (Mr. De^ Young is now a rural mail carrier); Harold Williams, ff «i.»«nt clerk at the Taintor Saving! bank, and Kenneth Klein, who operates the town's oniy jewelry store. MAIVIL DE JONG'S NEW HOME IN NEW SHARON CHARLFS LINDHORST'S NEW I-""** IN HEW CARROLL PHIPPS NEW HOME IN NEW SHARON OUR 7th YEAR O F - - - We Are Equipped To Install Bent Glass Auto Windshields All Types of Plate Glass Installation We Make and Install: Windows - Doors · Storm Sash and Doors Window and Door Screens - Mirrors We have the Experience, Stock and Equipment to Install and Service Anything In The Glass Mfflwork Business. OSKALOOSA GLASS MILLWORK "MORGIE" 224 1st AVENUE W. DIAL 3-7776 by LOWENBERG BAKERY, INC. In October, 1956, We Introduced NEW 'unbeam Its Popularity Has Even Surprised The Baker! 0 Try New Sunbeam, now in a beautiful, new, picture wrapper. You'll know, you never had bread so soft, so fresh, so simply delicious. High in protein -- enriched with health giving vitamins and minerals, new Sunbeam's very tender texture and tempting flavor will prove you never had bread so soft, so fresh, so simply delicious. Be smart, be healthy. Reach for new Sunbeam -- the bread with the change that gives you the best. At your grocer's now in its beautiful, new Sunbeam picture wrapper. In 1957-- Be Smart, Be Healthy. Reach for New Sunbeam! Buy These Delicious Sunbeam Products at Your Grocery Large King Sixe Loaf Regular Mary Jan* Sunbeam Economical Sh* In Cellophane Wrapper Mary Jane Smbeam Cracked Wheat Iced Raisin Hollywood Special Formula Bread · Brown and Serve Rolls · New Sunbeam Donuts (In the Bag) · lakinq Powder Biscuits · Hambwrger Buns · Hot Dog Buns · Bakery-Fresh Cookies 0 Kuchen Loaf · Dressing Bread · Glczed Donuts · Coffee Cakes LOWENBERG BAKERY. INC Ottumwa, Iowa Since 1875 K/BMSunbrn Brct-Fteh lEWSPAPERr lEWS'PAFERf

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