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EAST IOWA The Gazette, Thurs., Jan. 25, 2001 5B OLIN WATKINS Dillon Wells Story, 93, of Fort Smith, Ark., formerly of Olin, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, in Fort Smith after a long illness. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 22, Edwards Funeral Home, Fort Smith; 11 a.m. Jan. 27, Olin United Methodist Church, by Pastor Pat Slater. Burial: Olin Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to service time at the church. Hayden Funeral Home, Olin, is in charge of arrangements. Dillon was born Feb. 13, 1907, on the family farm in Madison Township, Jones County, Iowa, to Francis "Frank" Leo Story and Alma Pearl Wells Story. Dillon attended grades 1-6 in the one-room Maple Grove School. He rode a horse five miles to Olin during grades 7-11 and then moved with his parents and sister Frances in 1925 to Olin, where he graduated in 1926. He was the quarterback on two unbeaten Olin football teams, later playing football at Cornell College. Dillon married Clarice Isa-belle Bixler on Oct. 16, 1929, at the Methodist parsonage in Central City, Iowa. Upon their marriage, they moved to the Story farm where they lived until Clarice's death on July 31, 1980. Three children were born to this marriage including Warren (who died at birth), Steve and Judy. Dillon married Lovila Lois Love Zimmerman on Sept. 1, 1981, at the Olin Methodist Church. Lovila died from cancer on Feb. 19, 1987, in McAllen, Texas. Dillon married Aline Graves on May 6, 1988, in Fort Smith and had lived there since their marriage. Dillon was a baptized and confirmed member of the Olin Methodist Church, later joining West Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith. He received many awards for his soil conservation work. Other interests included sports, history and travel. He enjoyed wintering in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas after his retirement from farming. He was a descendant of many Jones County, Iowa, pioneer families mostly of English and Methodist heritage, including family names of Story, Barto(w). Clark, Stivers, Wells, Peck, Hill and Tubbs. His Story ancestors lived along the western Scots-English border. His great-grandfather, William Story, left the Oulton-Aikton-Tarn Rigg Moor area west of Carlisle for America in 1839. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard (born and died Sept. 22, 1903); sisters, Frances Leone (Feb. 12, 1905-March 4, 1934), Eloise (April 10, 1909-April 24, 1909), Emma Jeane Grace (Feb. 21, 1913-April 10, 1914); aforementioned infant son; wives Clarice and Lovila; and an infant grandson, Steven Paul Story. Dillon is survived by his wife, Aline; children, Steve Bixler (Donna) Story of West Union and Olin and Judy Anne (George) Tsui of Blue Bell, Pa.; grandchildren, Karen (Michael) Story Doscher of Mechanics-ville, Janet (David) Story Schlapkohl of Iowa City, Linda Jeane (Rolley) Story Miller of West Union, Kent Tsui of Burnsville, Minn., and Samuel Tsui of Blue Bell, Pa.; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Aline's children, Farrell (Lucille) Graves of Fort Smith, Victor "Speedy" Graves of Van Buren, Ark., and Sue (Gilbert) Myatt of Portland, Texas; and Lovila's children, Kenneth (Kathy) Zimmerman of Olin, Richard (Barbara) Zimmerman of Anamosa and Mary (Larry) Weaverling of Des Moines. Memorials may be sent to West Ark Church of Christ in Fort Smith or the Olin Methodist Church. DEATH NOTICES AND OBITUARIES Death notices and obituaries may be submitted to The Gazette between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and holidays. The deadline for all submissions is 7 p.m. daily. Arrangements pending and death notices, including immediate survivors, and a photo of the deceased are published without charge if they conform to Gazette style. Other information may be included at 35 cents per word. Glenn H. "Roxle" Schmidt, 61, of Watkins, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Watkins, with Father Walter Kleinfehn officiating. Burial: St. Patrick and St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins, with military honors. Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Watkins, with a rosary at 4, Scripture service at 7:30, and rosary following. Glenn was the son of Clayton and Rose Becker Schmidt, born April 7, 1939. He graduated from Norway High School in 1957. He married Boni- ta K. Voss on Oct. 6, 1962. They had two children, Lori and Steven. She preceded him in death on July 25, 1968. He then married Marilyn Waybill on Nov. 4, 1977. In 1997, he retired from Rock-well-Goss after 30 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed baseball, golf, fishing, playing cards and traveling. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and going to all of his grandchildren's school activities. Glenn was a member of St, Patrick's Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, BlairstoWn Legion Post 170, Watkins Athletic Association and a board member of Watkins Savings Bank. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Steven of Watkins and fiancee Pauline Moyer of Whitewater, Wis.; daughter, Lori and husband Mark Schulte, and three grandchildren, Zachary, Blake and Mitchell Schulte, all of Norway; mother-in-law, Viola Voss of Blairstown; brother-in-law, Gerald Voss of Sarasota, Fla.; sister-in-law, Carole Cerrato of Las Vegas, Nev.; five stepchildren, Dyanna Connor of Lisbon, Myron and Ron Waybill of Cedar Rapids, Connie Elgin of Center Point and Sheila Kauff-man of Marion; 10 stepgrand-chlldren and four stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonita; his mother, Rose; his father, Clayton; and three infant siblings. Brosh's Funeral Home, Norway, is in charge of arrangements WEST BRANCH Cletus Joseph "Jake" Curry, 76, of 69 Patton Dr., West Branch, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, in Mercy Iowa City after a long illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, George L. Gay Funeral Home & Crematorium, Iowa City, by Pastor David F. Sorrel. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the West Branch First Responders or Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. "Jake" was born March 5, 1924, in rural Windham, Iowa, the son of John Curry and Sarah Duffy. He graduated from Cosgrove High School in Cos-grove, Iowa. He was a livestock herdsman and a photographer for many years. He also was a custodian at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, where he retired from. He was a member of the West Branch American Legion and served in the U.S. Navy in 1945 during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Aileen Castillo of West Branch; a sister and.her husband, Marie and Donald Crow of Oxford; two nieces and their husbands, Judy and Larry Seaton of Iowa City and Shirley and Vernon Schmidt of Williamsburg; four nephews and their wives, David and Marilyn Curry of Williamsburg, Kenneth and Carol Curry of Marengo, Robert and Sue Curry of Williamsburg and Thomas "Pete" and Maggie Curry of Muscatine; a special friend, Velma Ring of West Branch; 19 great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Leonard and wife Arietta Curry and Cyril "Mick" Curry. Police charge man in Washington burglaries By Mary Zlellnskl News correspondent WASHINGTON, Iowa - Police have charged a Muscatine man in a number of business burglaries. Curtis Franklin Hahn, 25, was charged with six counts of third-degree burglary and two counts of fifth-degree theft from incidents Oct. 11. Hahn is being held in Muscatine County Jail on federal violation of probation charges, and additional charges are pos- Hft by burglary were Boyd's Bologna, Harris and Harris Dental, Psychological Services, The Higher Plain, Physical Therapy Services and Hoodwinks Bowling Alley. sible, according to police. Charges are pending against other suspects, police said. Hit by burglary were Boyd's Bologna, Harris and Harris Dental, Psychological Services, The Higher Plain, Physical Therapy Services and Hoodwinks Bowling Alley. The burglaries occurred early in the morning and were discovered by employees when they arrived for work, police said. Buildings were damaged during the break-ins, sometimes extensively. The crimes may be related to burglaries in Crawfordsville, Riverside, Muscatine, Des Moines County, Scott County and Jackson County, police said. The case was investigated by Washington, Muscatine and Davenport police departments and the Washington County Sheriffs Department. Regional Roundup Keep up on news in East Iowa Daily in The Gazette Boy remains critical after skiing accident DYERSVILLE A Dyers-ville boy remained in critical condition Wednesday at University Hospitals in Iowa City after a skiing accident Monday, The Dubuque County Sheriffs Department said Anthony Geistkemper, 12, was taken to Mercy Health Center in Dubuque after the 11:45 a,m. accident. He was later transferred to Iowa City. Geistkemper suffered head injuries after losing control on a hill at Sundown Mountain Ski Area in rural Dubuque and striking a tree. He is a seventh-grade student at Beck-man High School in Dyersville and was at Sundown as part of a school function. While the incident remains under investigation, it appears to be an accident, said Ken Runde, chief deputy with the sheriffs department. Runde said Geistkemper was on a hill for experienced skiers. . Witnesses told the Sheriffs Department the 12-year-old was skiing well before losing control on the hill. Runde said there was no outside interference and Geistkemper was skiing alone on the hill. Kristophere' Owens Staff Writer Goldsmith to run for Postville seat April 24 POSTVILLE A special election will be held April 24 to fill the seat now occupied by Aaron Goldsmith, a Hasidic Jew appointed to the post. Goldsmith, 43, said he will run for the seat. Goldsmith has said he believes opposition to his appointment has religious and cultural overtones. The council appointed Goldsmith Dec. 26 on a 4-1 vote to fill the seat vacated by Leigh Rekow, who joined the Iowa House of Representatives. Afterward, petitioners forced the Jack PofvH,e Junction La Dyersville Porte vinton Monticello uity Le Claire 4 special election. The seat's term will end Dec. 31. Sharon Drahn News correspondent Rocky road continues for planned quarry JACKSON JUNCTION The Winneshiek County Board of Adjustment's approval of a quarry near Jackson Junction has been appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Quarry opponents are appealing a decision by Winneshiek County District Judge John Bauercamper, who affirmed the county Board of Adjustment's March 20 decision granting Robert Wagner a permit for a quarry, Garry Wiltgen, owner of Wiltgen Construction Co., intends to develop a rock quarry on the A-l agricultural land about three miles west of Jackson Junction. Wiltgen has an option to buy the land from Wagner. Sarah Strandberg News correspondent Former ambulance chief faces suspension LE CLAIRE (AP) The state of Iowa has proposed the suspension of the former leader of the Le Claire Ambulance Service for what the state calls professional incompetence and unethical conduct. Randy Gullion had been the volunteer ambulance services' full-time paid supervisor of operations. He said he plans to appeal the proposed suspension of his emergency medical services certification. Gullion and the ambulance service severed their relationship earlier this month after the state issued the Le Claire operation a cease-and-desist order. What led up to the ambulance service suspension and Gullion's parting was a Dec. 1 incident in which he is accused of leaving the 100-mile LeClaire Ambulance District unattended despite being under a state order never to do 'so. Monticello seeks ways to lower dropout rate MONTICELLO The Monticello school board is interested in a proposed alternative class to keep students from dropping out of school. High school Principal Keith Stamp pitched the proposal. Stamp said an arrangement could be reached with Kirk-wood Community College through the Kirkwood center in Monticello to form an alternate high school class. Students would be able to attend class at the Kirkwood center instead of dropping out of school altogether. Stamp did not say how many students potentially would use the alternative class but mentioned that other schools, such as Anamosa, could also be involved. Michael Finn News correspondent Antenna in Monticello may tune in money MONTICELLO The City Council tentatively approved IPCS wireless placing a telecommunications antenna on the town's water tower. The council agreed to a long-term lease for use of the water tower at a charge of $1,200 a month double the initial offer of $600. They also said that approval was contingent on the city engineer approving the site plans and list of equipment to be used. Michael Finn News correspondent Vinton-Shellsburg picks school superintendent VINTON Randy L. Bra den will serve as the next superintendent of the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District. Braden, 46, has been superintendent at the Eagle Grove district since 1996. Braden's salary will be $92,500. His contract begins July 1. State Meyer News correspondent La Porte City police made plenty of arrests LA PORTE CITY - The city's police department arrested more people in 2000 than they have for the past 15 years, according to a report by Police Chief Larry Feaker. Officers made 116 arrests in 2000, he said. In 1999, there were 92 arrests made in the city and in 1998, 68. Officers also issued 653 cita tions, an increase of 58 over 1999, but well below the 15-year high of 882 in 1994: Operating while intoxicated violations remained at 10 for the year, the same as 1999. Vehicle accidents doubled from 13 in 1999 to 27 in 2000. Criminal violations during 2000 included 25 thefts, 17 possession of alcohol violations and nine assaults. Officers issued 132 speeding tickets and 78 citations for seat belt violations. Steve Meyer News correspondent Today Jan. 25, 2001 LINN COUNTY MEETINGS 8:30 a.m. Linn County Board of Supervisors, informal session, Linn County Administrative Office Building. 10 a.m. Region 10 Workforce Investment Board, Iowa Workforce Development Center, 11:30 a.m. Chief Elected Officials Board, Iowa Workforce Development Center. 1 p.m. Cedar Rapids City Council, budget work session, City Hall. 1 p.m. East Central Iowa Council of Governments board, ECICOG. 3 p.m. Linn County Regional Planning Commission. Transportation Enhancements Technical Review Committee, City Hall. 4 p.m. Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission, City Hall. 4 p.m. Kirkwood Community College Board of Trustees, B.A. Jensen Boardroom, Kirkwood Hall. 7 p.m. Cedar Rapids Grants and Programs Committee, City Hall. NEIGHBORHOODS 7 p.m. Northwest Neighbors Neighborhood Association, Abbe Center. INFORMATIONAL MEETING Linn-Mar school district informational meeting on $12 million bond issue. 7 p.m., media center, Indian Creek Elementary, 2900 Indian Creek Rd., Marion. REGIONAL MEETINGS 7 p.m. Vinton City Council, City Hall. 7 p.m. Wellman Parks and Recreation Board, Municipal Building. OUTDOORS Beekeeping Workshop, presented by Russ Swenson and Bob Wolfe, 7 p.m., Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE. Registration required. MUSIC Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet mini-concert, noon, atrium, University Hospitals, Iowa City. Master Class by Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet, 2 p.m., Opera Studio, Ul Voxman Music Building, Iowa City. Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet family concert, 7 p.m., Lisbon Public Library. THEATER Playtime PoppyChildren's Theatre of Cedar Rapids: "The Three R's," with "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Little Red Riding Hood," 4:30 and 7 p.m. (sign language interpreter), Jefferson High School, Cedar Rapids. "The Thwarting of Barron Bolligrew " 7:30 p.m., Washington High School Theatre. Cedar Rapids. v.; LECTURES Coe Thursday Forum: "The Magic of Fourteen Lines: The Sonnet in English from the 1530s to 2001," by Gina Hausknecht, associate professor of English, 9:15 a.m., Kesler Lecture Hall. Hickok Hall, Coe College. Women and Money Series: "Investment Strategies," by Lois James. 6:30 p.m., meeting room A, Iowa City Public Library. COMEDY Amateur Night, 8 p.m., Penguins Comedy Club, 209 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. $3. CLINICS Cedar Rapids Free Medical Clinic, 10:15 a.m. to noon, Jane Boyd Community House, 943 14th Ave. SE. Call 366-0431 or 373-7329. Sexually transmitted disease examination and treatment, 6 to 9 p.m., Linn County Public Health, 501 13th St. NW; appointment required at 892-6000. RECYCLING Cedar Rapids drive-through recycling site, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Public Works complex, 1201 Sixth St. SW. For other recycling information, call Bluestem Solid Waste Agency. 398-1278. Lotteries Wednesday, Jan. 24 POWERBALL 31-34-394249 Powerball: 26 Jackpot: $30.9 million IOWA LOTTERY $100,000 CASH GAME: 11 12 -23-3033 FREEPLAY REPLAY: 6-1012-13-22 -27 IOWAILLINOIS PICK 3 6-7-5 (ILLINOIS PICK 3 EVENING) ILLINOIS LOTTERY PICK 3 MIDDAY: 6-3-7 PICK 4 MIDDAY: 7 00-5 PICK 4 EVENING: 02 7 7 UTTLE LOTTO: 9-12 -15-19-24 LOTTO: 26-36-37-404849 &of48 JACKPOT: $18 million Vital Statistics BIRTHS MERCY Jan. 23 Judie and Terry Martinson, 1364 Highwood Dr. NW, Cedar Rapids, a daughter. ST. LUKE'S Jan. 20 Kathy and Tony Moeder, 5008 Willowbend Rd. NE. Cedar Rapids, a son. Jan. 21 Ryan Maroil and Rob Carpenter, 793 Shaver Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, a daughter: Angela Blocker and John Buck, 616 Fourth Ave. SE. Cedar Rapids, a son. Jan. 22 Chelsey Peyton, 820 C Ave. NW. Cedar Rapids, a daughter; Jessica Bieber and Wade Phillips, 3061 Sixth St. SW. Cedar Rapids, a daughter; Millie Stonerook and Dame Rowe, 2095 Fifth Ave.. Marion, a son; Bemadean Varty and Wade Block, Oxford Junction, a daughter. Jan. 23 Spring Ohrt and Pierre Wright. 285 Robins Rd.. Hiawatha, a daughter; Tracy and Stefan Walther, 1185 Fourth Ave.. Marion, a daughter. The Log Information for The Log is collected by The Gazette from public safety agencies in Eastern Iowa. Charges are subject to review by county attorneys' offices. Linn County DRUNKEN DRIVING CHARGES The following person charged with drunken driving is listed with date and place ,of anest. Addresses are taken from court records. Tyrone Mitchell. 38, of 1415 Bever Ave. SE: 1:27 a.m. Wednesday at A Avenue and 15th Street NE. w

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