Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 9, 1975 · Page 4
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 4

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 9, 1975
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Pig* 4 Fr««port (III.) Journal-Standard. Wednesday, July 9, 1975 A Log Cabin Serves As A Chapel Pearl City Church Pageant Is Planned For Thursday Night PEARL CITY-The first of several events planned for the Diamond Jubilee of the First Methodist Church here will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. ' A pageant in pantomime with narration and music by the members will portray Methodism in the area from its beginnings to the present. • Background for the outdoor program will be a newly-constructed log cabin which was rebuilt from a log house more than 100 years old. The log cabin was given to the church by LeRoy Krahmer in memory of his parents, It was originally a two- story structure used as a dwelling. The men of the church rebuilt it into a one- story structure and fitted it as a chapel with benches and an altar. An ice cream social will precede the pageant from 5 to 8 p.m. The rain date for both events will be Friday night. Commemorative ribbons with the Bicentennial/emblem are available now and books containing the 1 history of the church and plates will be for sale at several events planned later in the year. Flock City OK's Bid Sisters For Sewer Project ROCK CITY-Freeport Blacktop Construction Co. was awarded the contract for the Rock City sewer project by the Village Board Tuesday night. tThe Freeport firm, lowest of five bidders, submitted a bid of $294,932.56 with $127,523.50 for the waste treatment facility and $167,409.06 for the collection system. "The bids ranged up to $321,000. Allen Eehr, village engineer, said these were the lowest bids for such a project that, he has observed in the past five years. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to issue a grant of 75 per cent of the construction cost of the waste treatment plant (about $95,000). The Farmers Home Administration through the Freeport office of Robert J. Rimington, will provide a loan of $210,000 and a grant of $87,000. From advance collection fees, the village will provide $3,000. Total project cost was estimated at approximately $395,000. Rimington said the system is designed for a population'of 400, about twice the community's present size. He said work on the sewer project should begin about Aug. 1 and, if the, weather is favorable, be completed , about May of 1976. More than 100 persons have paid the $30 advance fee. Monthly fees will begin in the $15 range, depending on the number of family members. Property owners will be responsible for the cost of hooking onto the sewer system. Northwestern Illinois Briefs Ice Cream Social LEAF RIVER-An ice cream social at 7 p.m. and a concert by the high school band at 7:30 p.m. will be held Saturday at the school, playground here. Profits from the social will go toward the Leaf River bicentennial celebration Sept. 27-28. Lena Legion Picnic LENA-The annual picnic of past presidents parley of the Lena American Legion will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at| Lena Lions Park. Those attending are to bring two dishes to pass and beverage. Bloodmobile Visit ELIZABETH-Badger Red Cross blpodmobile will be at the Community Building here from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday. The quota is 62 pints. Leadership Camp ROCKFORD-BUI Burt, son of .Mr arid Mrs. Kenneth Burt of Rockford, has been selected to attend the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Council leadership camp. Bill served as treasurer of the student council last year at Eisenhower Middle School. Returns To Work ELIZABETH-George B. Swallow, Jo Daviess Extension adviser, has returned to work here after knee surgery at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa. He will use crutches for a time. Olympics Sunday LEAF RIVER-Cub Scout Pack 335 will have an Olympics Sunday at Seward Forest Preserve. A picnic dinner will be held at 1 p.m. followed by the feats of skill. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Plemmons are in charge of the games. Senior Citizens GERMAN VALLEY-German Valley area senior citizens will have a share-a-dish dinner at noon July 18 at Silver Creek Reformed Church. Lena Man Elected LENA-James L. Daws, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Daws of Lena, has been named president of the Peoples State Bank of EUettsvUle, Ind., and elected to the bank's board of directors. He was formerly with two other Indiana banks. Prior to moving to Indiana, he was a branch manager for Carroll and Stephenson County units of Blackhawk Production Credit Association. Carroll Swine Show MILLEDGEVILLE-The swine department of the Carroll County Fair is offering $5,560 in premiums along with trophies in the junior snow and barrow show. The open and junior show will be Aug. 5 with Dr. A. A. Culver of Illinois State University as judge. Bruce Engnell of Macomb will judge the barrow show on Aug. 6. 'On Dean's List WINSLOW-Sharon K. Hardel and Janet L. Wenzel, both of rural Winslow, have been named to the dean's honor list for the spring quarter at Au- gustana College, Rock Island. Senior Citizens Picnic MILLEDGEVILLE-Senior Citizens will have a picnic dinner at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the MilledgevUle Church of the Brethren, those attending are to bring a dish to pass and table service. Inseparable In Death SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Evelyn Kearney was born in 1892, her sister Grace a year later. They grew up together and were inseparable. Both became teachers. They taught in California -in Los Angeles County, Alameda County and, finally, in San. Francisco. They outlived another sister, Mary, and retired here, where they shared an old house. . / ' As they got on in age, it was felt best that one of them be cared for in a nursing home, but that didn't wotk out. She went back to live with her sister in the old house. The sisters would be seen at Mass in St. Monica's parish. Acquaintances knew little about them except that they were "two nice old ladies." Every so often, a community health nurse dropped in at the sisters' house to see if things were all right. When the nurse called on June 25, no one answered. She called police. Officers ..came and found the sisters dead. ;/' Investigators said they had died within the previous two days -within 24 hours of each other. Evelyn's death was caused by acute bronchial pneumonia, and Grace died of a ruptured ulcer, the investigators said. No one could tell who died first. "It's a sad case -two old ladies who lived until there was nothing left," said a public administrator. Today a Mass will be celebrated in St. Monica's Church for Evelyn and Grace Kearney. They will be buried together. Final 3 Days WOMEN'S APPAREL Store-wide Summer Clearance all remaining summer dresses, longs, sportswear ¥2 We are going on vacation Monday, July 14th through July 2,6th . . . We must clear our stock! WOMEN'S APPAHEl 9 n. van buren ave. Downpour Floods Louisiana Jo Daviess Board Approves Naw Truck Weight By united Press International Torrential downpours flooded parts of Louisiana -but in Vermont they were praying for rain. Floodwaters from a seven-inch rain that began Monday poured into homes and businesses, stalled traffic and knocked out telephone service in Monroe, La,, and surged across much of northeastern Louisiana Tuesday. Many residents had no idea of the storm's severity until they stepped out of bed/and into the waters sweeping through their homes. Monroe Public Works Commissioner Luther Harper estimated 10 per cent of the homes in the community of 68,000 suffered'some flood damage. The water drowned out telephone lines, temporarily cutting off service to about 3,000 homes and businesses. -Two to six feet of water floated over roads in low-lying places. Stalled cars and stranded motorists lined the streets during the Tuesday morning rush hour. Police said, a man driving a Volkswagen found himself and his cz(r submerged after attempting to negotiate a flooded underpass. The man got out safely, but the car remained under water. . Five to six inches, of rainwater covered the floor of the State Police headquarters near Monroe. "We've got about all the water we can stand right now," said police dispatcher Charles Brownlee. But Vermont residents were suffering through a lack of rainfall. Officials said Vermont farmers may face economic disaster unless substantial rain falls within a day or two. But a spokesman for the Water Resources Department said it would be "premature" to call the current situation a ."drought." Gil Parker of the Agriculture.De- partment's Market Development Division said the first cutting of the state's hay crop has reflected high quality but x less quantity. Prices are double what they were last year, he'said, and unless rain comes soon, there may be no second crop at all. Marriage Licenses AT GALENA .. ...... . ................. Rockford Esther T. Johnson ............. Ga^ A .Bawden......... ....... ZZ Deborah J. Tucker .......... .. Robert f K Ferrell .............. ZZ. Jamie L. Croffoot .............. same Jeffery M. Stadel .............. .......... FreeDort CdimieK.'Haas: ..... ............ ^iZrElizabeth Thomas M. Randick ........... Evergreen Park n m iov » S1 ,° an ......... '• ................... Palos Hills Dalev. Rolwes ...................... Farley Iowa CharleneM. Fellenzer .......... Dubuque! Iowa Jeffery D Hartmann ................ ...Waukegan 1 T a U et ^^? uer ..... "?••"*:•:•.-•,'...* ..... -..same John C.-KWer.... ..... . ...... ..;.,..;pubuque Iowa • Shirley ft!. Schurbon....::.: v ..«ir.An<lrew,' Iowa SM* d $M ..... " ; ..... " Lon S PraM* Minn. Linda S.,Hickie , .................... .Phoenix, Ariz. Lawrence C. Haumschild ...... Boscobel, Wis Evelyn C. Elliott ..... ..... ..... sam e Rogerw.Rowe .............. . ...... IZ.stockton Mary A. King ............................... same Steven K. Grassel .................. East Dubuque Deborah K „ Tharp ................ Dubuque, Iowa Phfflip E. Picken Sr, ............. Waterloo, Iowa Barbara J. Rowan ........................... '.....same GALENA-The jp Daviess County Board Tuesday enacted new legislation which will remove some 61" the hardships to residents depending on large trucks which deliver or pick up material in the county. 'The action will allow trucks to take mbre direct routes over county roads. The new road ordinance limits weight but not the number of axles a truck may have. It limits the gross weight of a truck to 40,000 pounds and 16,000 pounds per axle on bituminous surface roads. Any 1 .trucker within the limits may pick up or deliver a load or part of a load within the county provided he can produce a bill of lading or delivery order for the load. No truck with more than four'axles could operate on'county blacktop roads before the ordinance was passed. The limit was 14,000 pounds per axle. ; . Raymond Bleakley, highway committee chairman, said the law still restricts through traffic of larger vehicles and is only intended to allow short'hauls over county roads which will cut costs of local /delivery and pickups. County highways will be posted with the new regulations. 'The board also enacted a law regu- - lating construction of private sewage disposal systems. It was patterned af- ' ter a state ordinance but county health administrator Ronald Neu, told the board that a requirement in the state regulations that a seepage ditch must .be covered by 30 feet of soil would be impossible to enforce in Jo Daviess County because of soil conditions. The Jo Daviess County ordinance requires three feet of soil coverage Which according to a state engineer will pollute water supplies. In other business the board received a request for $3,000 from Sojourn House in Freeport as the county's share of the cost of alcoholic services at the two-county facility. r The cost for services to Jo Daviess County since Decemeber was $11,000, according to Mrs. Sally Sharelis, Sojourn House acting director. Jo Daviess County has given Sojourn House $5,000. Approximately 24 per cent of those treated at the Sojourn House so far have come from Jo Daviess County. -- The names of grand jury members were selected in a drawing. Any Rush Township resident willing to sign a complaint against Willard Millam,-Rush Township toad commissioner, .will start a court action by' State's Atty. Victor Sprengelmeyer to remove Millam from his elected office, the board learned. Sprengelmeyer said Millam has refused to sign the bond for Harlan Townsend, appointed treasurer for the township road and bridge fund replacing Supervisor Glenn Wachter, :who died.'Sprengelmeyer said it is r manda--!' tory that the road "commissioner sign% the bond and if found guilty' of not doing so Millam would be forced out of his elective office.' Millam has riot answered requests that he sign the bond, Sprengelmeyer said. Jo Daviess County Service Co. .received the contract for supplying 24,000 gallons of gasoline with the low bid of 46.2 cents per gallon and for 20,000 gallons of fuel oil for 30.6 cents per gallon.. The board agreed 'to invest in passbook savings property tax money collected by banks in the county. Interest will be put into the general'fund. The banks received one-quarter of one-per cent for collecting the taxes. Sprengelmeyer was given per- misision to attend a conference in San. Francisco on Aug. 7-8. Cost to the county will be $300. Public Defender William Kelly was granted $3,000 more in salary for the remainder of the year. The board granted the increase by raising the salary from $12,000 to $18,000 a year and making the raise retroactive'to June 1, Kelly said an increased work load has. limited his private practice. .,.j The East Dubuque Register's low bid of $335 for printing new county yearbooks was .accepted. ' • Dr. A. H. Runde and Robert Werner were reappointed to the board of health for three year terms and Bleakly was appointed for a one-year term. Jackson Tuckpointing Co. of Dubuque was hired to do work on the roof of the jail at a cost of $400. The building committee was asked to draw up specifications for a new roof for the courthouse. Chrysler Board Chairman Decides To Retire; * New Head Named • DETROIT (UPI) -Chrysler Corp. Chairman Lynn Townsend says he de- : cided to take early retirement from the financially troubled auto firm because ' no man should dominate any company < for a quarter of a century. ' : '-- ; At a news conference Tuesday, 4- hours after his retirement was ac-"' cepted and successors chosen, Towns- r * end sought to dispel speculation he had" been forced out; He said there was no pressure from Stockholders, employes' or fellow executives. The 20-member Chrysler board took * seven minutes in a special New York^ meeting to accept Townsehd's request for retirement at age 56 and choose a successor -John Riccardo, the 51-year- old president. Outdoor Cooking Workshop Planned : OREGON-A special .workshop on* "Outdoor Cooking for Men Only" will i be held at 7 p.m. July 28 at the Re- 4 source Center here. Extension advisers, and Del Flessner, Farm Bureau executive secretary, will present the program on charcoal grilling foods. A' variety of foods including vegetables, desserts, poultry, pork, beef arid fish will be prepared. Registration is to be made by July 25 ' with the Extension office here. LOOKING FOR LIVESTC BUYERS? vj P lac e a low cost Want A^ay! ... For results call 232-2171. . . WeWe «. WE'VE ADDED MORE HOES TO THE RACKS! MOST PRICES SLASHED EVEN LOWER THAN BEFORE! Use Your . . . On-The-Plaza Shop rriday Night Until 9 P.M. Saturday 9 to 5 SHOIS

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