Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 11, 1975 · Page 4
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Freeport, Illinois
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Friday, July 11, 1975
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Page 4 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Friday, July 11,1975 fcj fl Park District Schedules Bicycle Rodeo The Freeport Park District playground program is planning a bicycle rodeo and an overnight campout at the Oakdale Nature Preserve next week. The bike safety rodeo will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. near the Read Park Pavilion for children ages 7 and up. The Freeport police will conduct a bike driving test and prizes will be awarded to the highest ranks. "Bicycle Rules of the Road" can be picked up at the playground site or at the park district office prior to the rodeo. The Taylor Park playground children will camp at Oakdale from 7 p.m. July 18 until the next m.orning. The children are responsible for their own transportation to and from Oakdale as well, as bringing along their own sleeping bags and tents. Upcoming events Include a talent show and a trip to a Chicago Ciibs baseball game. For further information, persons may call the park district office, 233-3480. The park district also announced a change in the mobile playground schedule starting Monday. Monday morning, the mobile unit will be at Wilbur Park and Monday afternoon It will be at the Stearns Street play area. Tuesday, the unit returns to Wilbur In the morning and moves to Taylor Park that afternoon, Thursday morning, it will be at the Stearns Street site once again and Thursday afternoon it ,,will venture to the Third Ward Park. Wilbur Park will be visited Friday morning and Taylor Park that afternoon. Brakes, Gears, Rims Bike Clinic Subjects Two bicycle, clinics sponsored by the Freeport Park District Bicycle Club are scheduled for the near future. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, several "of Freeport's bike experts will be at the Read Park Pavilion to discuss brakes, derailleurs and rims. One week later the topics will be hubs,. handsets and ' bottom brackets. Two rides are planned Sunday. Cyclists will leave read Park at 1:30 p.m. on the Seward Bluffs Tour, a distance of about 40 miles. The destination Is the forest preserve near Seward. A picnic ride to the Oakdale Nature Preserve is also scheduled Sunday. Cyclists will leave Read Park Pavilion at 3 p.m. on the six-mile jaunt. This ride is for families or more leisurely riders. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food. YWCA Acquires Lincoln Blvd. Lots The YWCA has acquired properties at 728 and 734 W. Lincoln Blvd. "to meet future growth needs foi 1 parking and for program according to priorities that are being studied by its long- range planning committee," according to YW board president Mrs. Lester Mann. , Houses on the lots will not be torn down, In the near future, a YW spokesman said today. The lots were owned by John D. Cook and Carolyn Inglesh, according to records. They are directly behind the YW's 641 W. Stephenson St. location. The YW also owns the three lots west of its building on Stephenson Street. CORRECTION The Freeport Library Board at its meeting Wednesday evening changed the classification of the full-time page at the library and the manner of payment. A second full-time page was not added, as a Journal-Standar story Thursday indicated. . • Nearly Projects undertaken by the water and sewer department .are nearing completion, the Water and Sewer Commission was told Thursday .night. The final payment to Freeport Construction Co. was approved for improvements to the water treatment plant. The half million dollar project was prompted by increasingly stringent Environmental Protection Agency rules on pollution and the need to replace some equipment used since 1939. The improvements include a new chemical storage room which makes handling of fluoride and chlorine safer. Sedimentation holding tanks now store the iron and other chemicals extracted from the water until those elements can be pumped into the city's sanitary sewer system instead of the Pecatonica River. A new auxiliary pump and generator give the plant greater power in the event of a complete power shutdown. Previously the plant was working with gasoline-driven engines to do the backup work. An entirely new electrical system has been Installed. Department manager Lawrence Madden said the levee and pumping station: at the wastewater treatment plant is about 80 per cent complete and the commission should be able-to tour . the completed improvements at the August meeting. ' The project, estimated to cost $209,781, was undertaken t6 alleviate flooding at the plant. The levee is designed to be higher than any recorded flood in the city's history. . The plant was flooded this year again because the pumps had not arrived and the water poured in through the openings. The final payment to D. C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was approved for painting the million-gallon " Carroll Avenue waterj tank. The cost was originally $17,944, but once (he tank was'emptied it was found that additional work, costing $3,880; was needed. • The tank was constructed and painted in 1964 and was repainted for the first time this year. ; The commission was,tqld that the department will now send any requests for reimbursement of broken Water hydrants to the city engineer's office. The department has experienced trouble In collecting from persons $ho break off the hydrants with vehicles, Madden said. J Mayor Mark McLeRoy said the ctty has little trouble in collecting the retfiri- bursements for broken light or traffic poles from insurance companies. The city will handle collection for broken hydrants on a trial basis. *»' The commission will seek bids'(or tuckpointing a building at the sewage treatment plant. •••.'•<*"' An appeal motion has been filed-in court contesting the decision in favor of the city in the Knollwood Horizons case. • . ' ; The city was favored following'a one-year court battle with the mobile home park in an issue that involved paying sewage rates for multiple hookups outside the city or paying for only one hookup. Knollwood was ordered to pay $205 each for 25 sewer hookups and $205 for any hookups in the future. ; V; All five commissioners were present. They are: Louis Fauser, Howr ard Vautsmeier, W. L. Kroeger, David Strong and Harold Datt. Others in attendance were William Boll, water plant superintendent, Joel McCulloch,. sewage treatment plant head, Rodney Lenz, office manager, Aid. John Hill; City Council water and sewer "committee chairman, Aid. Charles Green, committee member, arid McLeRoy: ^ Flutes, Trumpets Featured In Sunday Evening Band Concert THE BELL IS READY to be installed in the new Stephenson County Courthouse as soon as the building Is completed. It took 12 to 15 man-hours at Modern Plating Corp. to trains- form the bell from its corroded appearance in the lower right picture, when Willard Shenberger, left, the polishing supervisor, and Chris Price, production control manager, first looked, to its finished appearance in the top photo. Tom Schoenhard, shown polishing it at left, is one of the Modern Plating workers who worked on the project. It was first sandblasted then,polished, buffed and cleaned with thinner. Six coats of laquer were applied. The solid bronze bell was cast in Troy, N.Y., in 1872 and is said to be in very good shape for the time it was exposed to the atmosphere. It weighs 1,670 pounds and will be hung in a belltower at the new courthouse.- Journal-Standard Photos. A trumpet solo and flute trio will highlight the "Music Under the Stars" concert scheduled by the Freeport Concert Band for 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Krape Park Band Shell. David Watz will be featured in "Trumpet-Nocturne" by.Maltby and "Suite For Trumpet and Band" by Cobwe. Mrs. Shirl Laughljn, Robert Ruckrigel and Laura Laughlin will be featured In "Flute Cocktail" by Simeone and "Flute Ray" by Frackenpohl. •"'•. •< • Mrs. James Bergagna will sing "Roberta." Edmond H^r^rove is band conductor. • ' ;• PROGRAM 1 .,.-.. ,, Say It With Music... ii; , Berlin Mrs. Bergagna, soloist, The National Anthem '' '"' It's The Same Old Shillelagh White Poinclana .stmon Suite For Trumpet And Concert BandCowbe Watz. soloist Oh: My Papa Burkhard Flute Cocktail ...;„.. .Simeon? Mrs. Laughlin, Ruckrigel and Mfeu Laughlin, flute trio ,"» Flute Rag Frackenpohl Mrs. Laughlin, Ruckrigel and Miss Laughlin, flute trio Overture 1812 '. Tschaikowskv INTERMISSION ^ Old'Glory Triumphant March...: Duble A Salute To Duke Ellington... Johnson Trumpet Nocturne Maltby , Walz, soloist . :'• My'Way :.............. Francois Roberta ; ....;. K$rn Mrs. Bergagna, soloist , " Come Thou, Almighty King Glardini Thunder And Blazes ...*. ...;...Laurendeau The Song Is Ended: ...:.. Berlin Mrs. Bergagna, soloist'"'• ! Marriage Licenses AT FREEPORT ''"'' ' Clarence A. Schoenhard .....Freeport Margaret A. Myers ;.....'........,....... .same Edward E. Byers Shannon Nancy B. Noe> ...: same Local Hospital News Catholic School Board Considers Births At Memorial Mr. and Mrs. Gary Yeager, 228 N. Fair-view Ave., are parents of a son born Thursday in Freeport Memorial Hospital. Parents of a son born Thursday are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrington of Shannon. A son,was born Thursday to Mr, and Mrs. Ronald Schmidt of Stockton. Parents At Memorial Surgical patients at Freeport Memorial are Mrs. Qrville Fawver, 687 W. Stephenson St.; William Pinnow, 634 Westview Road; Troy Reeder, 404 W." Chestnut St.; Leanne Vandenburg, Boulder Hill Trailer Park; Mrs. Elmer Miller, Pearl City; and Mrs. David Turney, Chadwick. Medical patients include Adallne Paul, 846 S. Galena Ave.; Anthony Petta, 1017 S. Chicago Ave.; Mrs. Wayne Shelly, Freeport Route 3; Mrs. Jesse Arthuri Freeport Route 4; Dora Plowman, Stephenson Nursing Center; Wendy Becker, Ridott; Delia Beightol, Polo; Herbert Frederick, Milledgeville; Jon Thomas Herring, Shannon; and Delbert Wohlford, Pearl City. Mark Lei, 1354 Empire Court, is a tonsillectomy patient. Adopting Five-Year Program Youngsters Test Their Talent In 'Greasepaint,' FAST Show By ERIC RAYNARD Journal-Standard Reviewer Talent, like everything else, needs nurturing. There is no substitute for performance to show a would-be thespian his or her chances to succeed. For 5p years local talent has had the chance and good fortune to test itself on the Winneshiek Playhouse stage. Thursday night was no exception. The Freeport Area Summer Theater's sole seas'on production "The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd" began its four-day run. The cast of 18 is composed of youths between the ages of 13 and 18, and most are on the lower end of the age spectrum. Many gained their invaluable first performance experience in this breezy musical. Briefly, the show is a game-of-life motif played on a single set resembling a game board. In the'words of director Lars Ferguson (who listed himself 31st in the program as opposed to the director's usual numero uno spot), the play Is the struggle of the little man against those in control. He termed the style of the production "simplified colorful Children's playland." The show was selected for the large number of popular songs which came out of the original 1964 production. This Leslie Bricusse-Anthony Newley: musical contains such familiar songs as "A Wonderful Day Like Today," "Look At ThaeFace," "Who Can I Turn To" and "Nothing Can Stop Me Now." At times during the performance, it seemed Mike Boland and Rick Roderick (as Sir andrCocky, respectively) were warming the audience but a lag caused by imperfect timing or a toss- away line cooled things down again. With more stage experience, these boys could improve greatly. Perhaps the most promising of the show was Cindy Blask as the impudent cherb Kid, assistant to Sir. It was she who drew the laughs most consistently and was the least self-conscious about what was going on. What the urchins missed in tone and ' quality of voice they made up for in verve. The costumes were created by Debbie Barnsbach, who did an excellent job of carrying the showmanship elan into a visual mode. s One tends to think the cast and director saw the dialogue as connecting the songs. This perspective could explain why everybody seemed to be moving from marked spot to marked spot while talking, waiting for the song cues. . The show would be an ambitious undertaking for an experienced cast and presented quite a challenge for the youths: Credit the youngish cast for trying and for giving vent to their theatrical dreams. There's only a first time once. Elizabeth Ryan played Girl, Lorita Burns was Negro, and Bryan Badger was Bully. The urchins were played by Barbara Rosenberger, Ellen Johnson, Mary Anne Gustason, Janean Williams, Margaret Gustason, Linda Andersen, Laura r Johnson and Renee Ayers. The show will be presented at 8:15 tonight and Saturday and at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. A proposal aimed at developing a five-year planning program for the Fceeport Catholic School system was presented to the Freeport Area Board of Catholic Education Thursday night. The proposal, developed by Anderson & Roethle and Associates Inc. of Milwaukee, Wis., and presented by Supt. Gregory Timlin, was referred to the finance committee to see if the program could be included in the 1975-76 fiscal budget. Cost of the consulting services would be between $3,000 and $3,500. Timlin said that with declining enrollments the past few years and Increasing costs, it was "necessary to get into a five-year planning stage. This proposal, or another like it, would force us to look ahead. The purpose of such a plan would be to identify our problems and come up with alternatives to solving these problems." Timlin said the program would generally deal with plans for increasing or stabilizing enrollment, increasing financial support, controlling costs and . strengthening the reputation of the Catholic schools in the community. The plan would also deal with the future organizational structure of the system and use of the present four buildings. ' Specifically, the program would "develop an accurate statement of the problems facing it (the school system) in the area of enrollment, staff, source Of funds, expenditure of funds, leadership, organization and use of current facilities;" determine the cost of education at the two elementary schools; list alternatives for solving projected problems; make and implement decisions to deal with current and projected problems and seek commitment for carrying out the decisions; and develop plans for future financing and fund raising. The proposal would be carried out by representatives of the firm meeting with the superintendent, school board, high school board, parish pastors and other persons to project income and expenses for the next five years. • "I think it is crucial, if not with this firm than with another, that we get into some program like this," Timlin said. Timlin said the firm had served as consultants with the LaCrosse Diocese in Wisconsin and assisted in a similar program at Boylan High School in Rockford. He said Newman High School in Sterling may participate In such a study. William Fleming New Board Heacil William Fleming was elected president and Dennis Doornbos vice president of the Freeport Area Board of Catholic Education during a reorgani- zatlonal meeting Thursday night. Fleming succeeds Jack Harnish and Doornbos succeeds Donald DeMong, ' Fleming said before the election that his major concern would be "looking at the deficit budget of the system." "It is with a great sense of pride that I take this chair again this year," he said later. A representative of St. Joseph's Parish, Fleming served as president of: the board three years ago. the election followed the seating of newly elected board members, Mrs. Norma Johnson, George W. Mowry and DeMong. Mrs. Johnson will represent St/Catherine's parish; DeMong will be [£ member-at-large; and Mowry will rep-resent St. Thomas parish. .; All will serve three-year terms. * Mrs. Johnson succeeds Mrs. MaQr Smith, DeMong succeeds Patrick Schleich and Mowry succeeds De- Mong. ;:Mrs. Smith and Schleich did not run for re-election. •. "I thank everyone who worked this year," Harnish said. "I have a number of recommendations that I am ready;to pass on to Bill. I would hope that'ev- eryone will pursue organization, pursue financial accountability and pursue excellence in educational programS'in the coming year." Sole Now In Progress ®&!&®&S3^ Convenient Parking . . . In Our Private Parking Lot. 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