The Muscatine Journal from Muscatine, Iowa on May 9, 1990 · 5
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Regional Wednesday, May 9, 1990 Muscatine Journal Page 5A Atalissa bridge removal project 5" U.S. Highway 6 will be closed to through traffic between West Lberty and Wilton rJ5j tor about 12 weeks as a railroad overpass is replaced with an at-grade crossing. West Liberty i -Jin r Atalissa Moscow,, 6 I Wilton: Railroad overpass removal project cJar F70 Marked detour route Safety prompts overpass removal Source: Iowa Department of Transportation By Shawn Plank of the Journal j ATALISSA The U.S. High" way - 6 - railroad overpass - near-here will be removed starting Monday and replaced with an at-grade railroad crossing. The highway will be closed to through traffic for 12 weeks and motorists are being asked to follow the posted detour. The overpass over Iowa State Railroad-owned tracks, is being removed for safety concerns, ac- Joumal graphic by Shawn Plank cording to Joseph Demeter, an Iowa Department of Transportation resident construction engineer Tii Mount Pleasant. The bridge is only 24-feet wide -and motorists-using th&'Overpass have limited visibilty to oncoming traffic, Demeter said. , Last year, a similar overpass was removed and replaced with ah at'-gr,ade railroad crossing west of West Liberty. Iowa Paving Contractors of . Ankeny' will remove the bridge at a cost of $394 ,663. r The detour begins on the west side at the intersection of Iowa Highway .70 and Highway 6. The detour follows Highway-70 south -3.3 miles to County Road F-70, then east on the county road 11.5. miles to Iowa Highway 38, then north to the intersection with . Highway 6. -A DOT news release urges drivers to follow the marked de-, tour. "Using self-found alternatives may result in lost time and confusion," according to the release. Regional update Bond issue 'review' tonight WILTON Ah informational meeting to review the school district's $3.06 million bond issue will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the high school library. A referendum on the bond issuewill be held June 26, which if approved, will fund two proposed high school additions. A simliar bond issue failed in November, falling 32 votes short of passage. The November bond vote received 57 percent support; short of the needed 60 percent approval for passage. Several presentations will be made at the meeting outlining the background and history of the bond proposal. . Mother's Day bake sale WAPELLO - Chapter G of the TTT Society will hold its annual Mother's Day Bake Sale on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the State Bank of Wapello. Motherdaughter banquet time GRAND VIEW The Mother-Daughter banquet will be held May 11 at the Grandview Community Bible Church at 6:30 p.m. All women are invited to bring a salad and their daughter. Columbus School Board to meet COLUMBUS JUNCTION The Columbus Community School Board will meet af 7:30 p.m. May 14, at the Board of Education Building. The agenda will include a visit from Representative Mark Shearer who will talk about school legislation; kindergartea enrollment information and the kindergarten handbook; school bus bids;" commencement format? miscellaneous bids for milk; bread, coal and bus servicing; grandparents day; migrant budget approval; health insurance rates; administrative team job descriptions and the 1990-91 salary proposal; building project update; and new school finance law. - X 1 V1 iLJ1 ' r Li - Ambulance garage site A public hearing will be held at the Columbus Junction City Hall Thursday at 5 p.m. regarding a request for two variances which would clear .the way for a new ambulance garage here at the site of the former water tower. ' Journal photo by Jos Pedersen Joy, III. plans big clean-up By Audrey Pople for the Journal JOY, 111. Even a power out age couldn't keep the Joy Village day night's village board meeting.. . ' - Burnable items will be picked Board from its business arhandupall day Wednesday, June 13 Two buildings in the village share a water shut-off. A water shut-off is required on each building. An outside meter, or wires of -a meter- thathave been de as the last one:half hour of the meeting was held by flashlight, courtesy of the police department. Clean-up days in Joy were approved for June 13 to 15 at Tues- and until noon Thursday, June 14, Non-burnable will be picked up from noon Thursday, June 14 and all day Friday, June 15. Nothing will be picked up after Friday the 13th. stroyed, will be replaced and a $10 service charge will be billed to the owner. A $15,000 motor fuel tax appropriation was approved,.. a Jail forum tonight Eleven panelists to speak A forum on the proposed Muscatine County jail and sheriff's office is tonight at 7 p.m. at Muscatine Community College's Bob Roach Little Theater. Eleven panelists are scheduled to speak at the forum, sponsored by the - Muscatine League of Women Voters. They include all five members of the Muscatine County Board of Supervisors Paul Sat-terthwaite, Paul Kemper, Sandra Huston, Chad James and Virgil Eichelberger; the county's jail consultant Dennis Kimme of Champaign, 111.; Muscatine County Sheriff Ron Hazeh; Muscatine Police Chief Gary Coderoni; Muscatine City Administrator A.J. Johnson; Muscatine architect Tom Bankhead; HON Industries Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stanley M. Howe. The forum will be televised on Muscatine's local cable access channel 15. Questions Tor the panel will be accepted from the audience and by telephone. : Finalist vies for superintendent's post WEST LIBERTY - School officials Tuesday announced the fifth of six finalists for the superih- tendent's post. Craig Okerberg, the superintendent at Melcher-Dallas school in Melcher, southeast of Des Moines, was notified he is a finalist for the job. One other candidate will be identified after he is notified. "" On Monday, the school board decided on six finalists for the : job. The four who have been iden- -tified are Frank Ashmore, Superintendent of the West Lyon school in Inwood, in northwest Iowa; Robert Pilcher, Superintendent of the North Kossuth schools in Swea City, in north central Iowa; Al Whitlatch, of Bonaparte, Superintendent of the Harmony schools in Farmington, in southeast Iowa; and Albert Carr, Superintendent of Lytton schools, jwest of Fort Dodge, 1 The board has scheduled interviews with the six candidates on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights next week. The board is seeking to replace Chris Richardson, who is resigning from the district on June 30 to accept a superintendent's post in North Platte, Neb. Richardson has been West Liberty's school chief since 1986. Girl Scout membership on the rise The annual meeting of the Shining Trail Council1 of Girl Scouts was held at Ft. Madison, in late April and an increase in membership was noted. Plans were presented to improve and expand the facilities at Girl Scout Camp, L-Kee Ta near Davnille. A major fund raising campaign will begin in January to raise $300,000 for the camp. Service pins were presented to Bobbi Woodin, Columbus Junction and Fran Thompson, Letts for 20 years of service to Girl Scouting and Sharon .Goddard, Letts, Connie Haylett, Grandview, and Tina Bambard, Fruitland, for five . years of service.The North Ridge Girl Scouts of L-M and Columbus Junction received the President's Award for being an outstanding unit in the Shining Trail council. The unit also has the highest percentage in new girls joining scout-ing. The Barb Powell Greatest Girl Scout Award went to Char Thompson of Fruitland for her work in scouting. This is the highest award a leader can receive and only one is awarded annually. Melody Stevens, Muscatine, received the Outstanding Leader Award. .-v Election of officers was also held during the meeting. "Sandra Baldwin was elected as second vice-president. Three-year-term members of the board of directors includes Kimi Boyd, Chris Cover, James Mitchell, Thomas Palermini and Connee Stevens. Nick Goddard was elected to a two-year term and Nick Goddard to a one-year term. ''-. Members of the Nominating Committee were also elected. Drains Huii 7 low? You'll never have a slow running or clogged drain again! The secret? Clean drains don't run slow. Slow drains, or periodic clogs, are SIGNALS that a thick layer of GOOK is choking your pipes. Grease, hair, and other waste sticks to your pipes, with every use. This gook deposits along the entire length of the pipe. It chokes your pipes gradually, as it gets thicker and thicker. drain openers can't fix slow drains. They react chemically on the surface of the gook. To be effective, they must retnain in contact with the waste. Even a small tunnel through the gook lets them flow out to the sewer, leav.-. ing the gook behind 900k Conventional In the past. he only way to remove this build up was to rooter your pipes. But that's expensive, and often only a temporary help. . Now. with just a few minutes each month, you can ' easily clean-out your pipes-and KEEP- them clean-with Plumb Clean. Its totally unique formula clings, and penetrates deep into the ook Thati is what allows it to liquify even years of build up Plumb Clean will clean the entire length of your pipes. It will make your drains run like new. when used as directed This penetrating action is so revolutionary. we stand behind Plumb Clean with a money-back guarantee! f : Saves Money A 1 lb. container of Plumb Clean holds up to 41 drain treatments. 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