Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 17, 1975 · Page 6
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Page 6 Freeport (HI.) Journal-Standard, Thursday, July 17, 1975 HospitalNews Grade School Head To Resume Teaching SUMMER CAMP CALLED this morning when 49 boys, the largest contingent In three years, left the Freeport YMCA for eight days at Camp Archibald in Wisconsin's North Woods. The boys, ages 8 through 13, will experience the full round of activities offered by the camp In sports, crafts, nature and companionship. Supervising the loading is Dick Conrad, Camp Archibald director.-Journal-Standard Photo. Births At Memorial ;Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hintz, 2105 Bedford Road, are parents of a daughter born today in Preeport Memorial Hospital. A son was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hartman, 1208 S. Fruit Ave. Parents of a son born Wednesday are Mr. and Mrs. John Raab of Kent. A daughter was born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunefeld of Orangeville. Patients At Memorial Surgical patients at Freeport Memorial, are Larry Ingram, 819 S. Arcade Ave.; Mrs. Lee Scudder, 703 E. Wyandotte St.; and Delbert Wohlford, Pearl City. Medical patients include James Bose, 1143 W. Harrison St.; Ralph Gay, 20.N. Louis Ave.; Mrs. Freda Ingold, 826 S. Benton Ave.; Mrs. Robert Martin, 316 1/2 N. Galena Ave.; David Rundall, 662 W. Douglas St.; LeRoy Schramm, 1857 W. Laurel St.; Mrs. Minnie Duitsman, Forreston; Mrs. Mary Fry, Lanark; and Mrs. Mary Komprood, Warren. Mrs. Alice Morton, 500 N. Willow Ave., and Lester Polhill of Stockton we're admitted after accidents. Housing Needed For Refugee Family Coming To City Rental housing large enough to ac- comodate the 10-member refugee Vietnamese family moving shortly to Freeport is needed by the sponsoring First Lutheran Church. Any persons in the community with leads to accomodations are asked to call the church office (232-7629) or realtor Roger Hershberger (233-3129) a member of the refugee committee in the church. Hershberger said one lead for housing proved insufficient and that others are needed. The church will gurantee rental payments, he said. The Nguyen Due Huy family will be arriving in Freeport by the end of this •month from a Florida Air Force base when they have been temporarily since evacuation from South Vietnam. There are four adults and six children in the family. Marriage Licenses AJ FREEPORT William J. Johnson Jr Rockford JoAnn Clams same David L. Carpenter Freeport Peggy E. Midstokke same Architect For Police Station _ u Recommended For Firehouse The City Council police and fire committee decided Wednesday night to recommend Hillside architect Harlan Pratt, designer of Freeport's new police station, as the architect for a new west side fire station. Citing Pratt's "outstanding performance on the police station," the committee voted 4 to 0 to approve Pratt's proposed fee.of 9 3/4 per cent of the total cost of the building. Of the many architects and engineers expressing an interest in the building, Pratt asked the highest fee percentage. Local professional engineer James Gastel, who said he has designed at least one building similar to the proposed station, told the committee he would charge six per cent if the cost was more than $125,000 after the city solicited a proposal from him. The building is expected to cost more than $150,000. Pratt's fee would be $14,625 on a $150,000 building, while Gastel's would be $9,000. The committee feels, however, that Pratt, who said he has never designed a pre-engineered building, as fire department officials asked for, has shown the city how conscientious he is Health Center Publicizing Its Programs Through Leaflets The People's Health Center has made selected distribution of informational packets of literature in the community in an effort to acquaint residents with its programs. Door-to-door drop-offs have been made in some lower income areas of Freeport'and the material has been given to churches, said Alan Asche, a PHC coordinator. Some 300 to 400 packets 9have been distributed. PHC officials announced last month .when three staff additions were made that the center wanted to establish programs to reach the people. The center was organized in 1969 as a "grass roots" project to provide medical and other assistance to low income persons. Its activities have intermittently flourished and waned. The packet includes single sheet descriptions of the PHC's residential service to check for high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia and diabetes and a PHC co-sponsored drug control program and advice to persons who •suspect they have venereal disease. , Also enclosed is a 1 memorandum on 'health care distributed nationally by , the Committee on Political Education • (COPE) of the AFL-CIO. ;.. Residents are invited to call the ' PHC for a free check at their home for ; high blood pressure, sickle cell anemia and sugar content, administered by ;PHC staff members Stan Dzinglewski and Gene Johnson. Asche said during •door-to-door canvassing the pair have .recently checked approximately 100 | persons. Two were found with high ; blood sugar and sent to Freeport Me• mortal Hospital, he said. • The drug program flier says trained ; personnel are available at the center to • help those with drug problems. Two ; PHC personnel, the Rev. Gary Wattles and Howard Shirley have attended ;drug abuse training seminars in Chicago, Asche said, and the center will be holding drug workshops for others. Those who suspect they have VD are , advised to go to the Monday evening ; doctors' clinic at the Stephensori ' County Health Department. The clinic i does one or two VD checks each week, ! according to Arlo Anderson, director of •the Health Department. He empha- sized that the department will give blood pressure, urinalyses and VD tests anytime during office hours. Two other PHC program not mentioned in the leaflets are a two day a week exercise program for overweight persons held at Highland Community College and a four day a week tutoring program at the center for elementary school students. New Courthouse Will Receive 'Popcorn' Color Popcorn will cover office walls in the new Stephenson County Courthouse, the county Public Building Commission decided Wednesday. Commission members approved architect Richard Seehausen's choice of the off-white "popcorn" color as the basic shade for most office walls. Somewhat darker earthtone shades of tan or rust orange will be used for ac- . cent. The commission instructed Seehausen to meet with Freeport Assistant City Engineer Gerald Murray concerning plans to install wheelchair ramps on new curbs to be built on Exchange Street and Galena Avenue. The meeting will be an attempt to find out how state law and city ordinances mesh concerning the number and placement of wheelchair ramps. Earlier in the day, county-hired project supervisor W. T. Neiman said progress on the building "is coming along very well" since the two-week construction strike in June. "I'm very well pleased with the quality of work here," he.said. "It's been a real pleasure working with thes*e men." Major duct, plumbing and electrical work has been completed, he said. "Most of tBe big work is behind us." Optimistic estimates are that carpeting, the last major step before the building can be occupied, may be laid by Oct. 15. Join The Fun ... ORANGE BLOSSOM PARTY Tonight, July 17th 8 p.m. to closing Includes: all the screwdrivers you can drink, Hors d' oeuvres, dancing to .the "Electric Box" $3.00 per person Regular bar open dinner menu available lack's Restaurant and Lounge Atop the State Bank Center in supervising work on the police station. "Taking nothing away from Jim Gastel, I just think Pratt is more experienced at this type of project," committee chairman Thomas Duffy said. "It's always'best to go with a specialist," Aid. Franklin Leonhardt said. The committee felt that Gastel was not experienced enough in using federal revenue sharing funds and subcontractors. "He is very good, I understand, in the field of surveying, but when you hire a guy with all the credentials, you've done all you could," Duffy said. Pratt told the committee earlier that the pre-engineered building is quick and economical to build, but in some cases a conventional structure is just as inexpensive. The committee mentioned future expansion of the building, but Fire Chief Robert "Doc" Neidigh said the building won't have to be expanded because it can house four vehicles if the city expands, even further west. Plans are to put only two vehicles there at first. The committee decided to begin looking for possible sites for a south side fire station in the future. Recommendations by professional planners call for a west side fire station followed by a south side station. The council will be asked to approve the recommendation at its Monday meeting. Attending the meeting were Duffy, Leonhardt, Aid. David Roskam, Aid. Harold Schuller and Neidigh. : NICAA To Hun Youth Recreation Program The Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA) will operate a summer recreation program for four weeks starting July 28 in Freeport and at two^sites in Jo Daviess County. Mrs. Sheryl DeVries of Freeport, a trained physical education teacher, has been hired as activities coordinator for the program. Prospective playground sites in Freeport are the Willow Avenue Community Center, Third Ward Park (Henney School), and Taylor Park. The program would run Monday through Friday each week. Activities will include games, arts and crafts, outdoor sports, tournaments, field trips and other special events. Both adults and youth would be hired under the federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program as playground supervisors. - . Further information on the recreation program can be obtained by calling the NICAA office (232-3141). More details will be announced next week, according to a NICAA spokesman. The program will not compete with the Freeport Park District summer recreation program, Steve Riser, park district director, said today. The park district has had a mobile playground at Taylor Park the equivalent of one day a week, but the participation has been poor, Riser said. COURTHOUSE BUILDING SUPERVISOR W. T. NEIMAN Inspects a first-floor hallway In which the acoustical ceiling grid and lights have been installed. Drywall workers, electricians and others were busy on all floors Tuesday, Work Is top quality, Neiman said. Optimistic estimates are that work will be completed in late October.-Journal-Standard Photo. SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARANCE SHOE S^ Progres West Stephenson Street A number of personnel items, including the transfer of Truman Meier from principal «of Harlem School to a teaching position, were approved by the Freeport Board of Education Wednesday night. Meier will teach in the art department at the junior high school beginning this fall. Supt. Robert. Ashby, in making the recommendation, said the transfer was being made at Meier's request. Meier said today the major factor in his move is a decision to go back to teaching. "There was a chance to go back to the job I had nine'years ago when I came here." Ashby said applications are being accepted for the Harlem principal post. Transfers also were approved for Mrs. Virginia Kussner, from a full- time teacher at Center School to halftime Title I teacher at Center; Mrs. Shirley Ludwig, from teacher of the trainable mentally handicapped class at Southside School to first grade at Taylor Park; Miss Patricia Boyer, from .third grade at Lincoln School to kindergarten teacher at Lincoln; and Mrs. Dilys Midstokke, from part-time home economics to full-time home economics instructor at Freeport High School. Certificated personnel hired were: Joel F. Geils, foreign language teacher at the high school; Miss Catherine Hall, speech teacher at the high school; Mrs. Mary Griffes, second grade teacher at Empire; Mrs. Deborah Honecker, fourth grade at Taylor Park; Miss Janet DeVries, special education at Carl Sandburg; Miss Susan Berger,'preschool teacher for the Northwest Special Education District. Also, Paula J. Ware, special education teacher at the junior high school; Deborah Stanifer, special education resource room teacher at the junior high', school; Paul Park, teacher in the- King's Daughters program; Mrs. Brenda Brockett, English teacher at the high school; Miss Marilyn Van- dermoon, mathematics teacher at the ' junior high school; Karyl K. Barrick, , mathematics teacher at the junior high; Miss Rebecca Shriver,. speech therapist for the district; David -L. Young, elementary physical educa-. tion; Mrs. Diann Swalve, speech therapist for the district; Miss Patricia Veller, industrial arts teacher at the junior high school; and Miss Christine Zasada, teacher for the trainable mentally handicapped. Resignations were accepted from Miss Diana White, counselor at the high school; Mrs. Renee Graff, part- time speech teacher in the Northwest Special Education District; Miss Susan Solberg, speech therapist; Mrs. Martha Strohecker, resource room teacher at the junior high; and Frank Evans, speech therapist. Mrs. Gloria D. Wilkinson was ap-- pointed to a nine-month clerical position at the high school and Elizabeth . M. Pratt and Nancy Bicknese were ap-' pointed clerical aides for the elementary libraries. The following teachers were hired, for the Stephenson Area Career Center: Steven J. Bois, Ken D. Bucher, Ronald Johnson and Michael Zawlocki. They were approved by the career center's board of control. The Freeport Board of Education, as center administrator, must also approve the hirings. , The board, upon the recommendation of the Northwest Special Education Administrative Board, approved the reappointment of James Bergagna. as director of the program for the coming year. He will be paid $21,700, an increase of $400 over his salary last year. Board OK's Contracts i . . . ' ••For School Foodstuffs Beatrice Foods Co. of Beloit, Wis., and Purity Baking Co. of Rockford were contracted to supply dairy and bakery products for the Freeport schools for the coming year. The Freeport Board of Education awarded the contracts at its monthly meeting Wednesday evening. Beatrice Foods submitted the lowest of three bids for the dairy products. Its bid of $68,239.80 compared with that of Gummow Farms Dairy of Rockford, which submitted a bid of $70,979.12 and Esmond's Dairy Products Inc. of Lena, which submitted a bid of $109,844.28. All three bids contained escalator clauses. Purity Baking was also the lowest of three bidders, with a bid of $17,863.20. Other bidders for bakery products were ITT Continental Baking Co., Rockford, $22,041, and Colonial Baking Co., Rockford, $22,545. Purity supplied bakery goods for the district last year. The milk contract of $65,932 last year was held by Union Dairy Farms. The local firm had the lower of two bids at that time. The company has since stopped production of milk and Muller-Pinehurst Dairy of Rockford has taken over local routes. The board is currently involved in a law suit with Muller-Pinehurst charging breach of contract by the Rockford . firm. Muller stopped delivery of milk to the Freeport schools in November of 1973 after the board refused to allow the dairy to increase prices and refused to release it from the contract. , Action on purchasing ice cream novelties was tabled Wednesday night for further study. Two bids were received: the low bid of $23,400 from Union Dairy Farms and a bid from Superior Ice Cream Co. for $24,232.50. Both contained escalator clauses. Superior Ice Cream Co. held the contract last year. Leland Jacobs, representing Superior, appeared before the board to question the bidding procedure-used. He said he bid on four items which the cafeteria supervisor said she would like supplied. Union Dairy Farms submitted a bid for 10 items, many of them low cost items, he said. Jacobs said if he had listed all items, 'instead of what the cafeteria supervisor said she would like to have, his bid would be lower. In other business, the board ac cepted a report from John Dickson and Associates of Watertown, Wis., on a study of fifth and seven grade students in the district in the areas of reading, vocabulary, comprehension, language mechanics, expression and spelling. Supt. Robert Ashby said students were divided into three categories- low, middle and high. The low students are in the lower 25 per cent of ability, the middle group is in the middle 50 per cent and the high group is in the upper 25 per cent. "The report demonstrates that as a district we are doing an excellent job with our low ability students," Ashby said. "Without exception'in all schools in the areas measured our low ability group is working up to expected level. Our staff is to be commended for this." Ashby said the results were different for middle and high groups. "It would seem that in our effort to make sure our low ability group is achieving we have overlooked the rest of our students," he said. "This does not mean they are not achieving but rather they are hot achieving at the expectancy level we would anticipate." He said the administration and staff were challenged to design programs to help the middle and high groups reach the expectations set for them. "At the same time," Ashby said, "care must be taken to insure that the success which is being achieved with the low ability group is continued." Reunions BEST The Jacob N. Best reunion was held Sunday itf Krape Park. The oldest member present was Mrs. Elfida Best and the youngest was Jared Katke. A four-generation family was also present. 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