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County third "onally in Danes Weather E00J0000si:JiiiTJ:i:i Lady Danes open with two victories Inserts in this local edition: CoasttoCoast. Makin' It Great!" "We're home owned - We care about our community" weekender FORECAST: sunny. Winds at 10 to 15 mph. 46 WCT: 33 - Partly sunny. Low: 40 - Mostly to partly Low: 25 High: 49 NEWS 00arlan Our 120th Year ESTABLISHED IN 1870 1114 7th St., Harlan, Iowa 51537 (712) 755-3111 U.S.P.S. #235 520 J I00kDVERTISER SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID at HARLAN,. Iowa WINNER OF 157 AWARDS SINCE 1940 REACHING 5,400 HOMES TWICE A WEEK OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF SHELBY CO. & HARLAN Friday; December 1, 1989 Our 111th Year, #48 28 pages plus 2 circulars ......... I I IIII y and Low: 30 High: 50 wind chill tempera- s temperature and sPeed into a "feel-like" Briefs at rep. area Dec. 6 rothy Smith of Jim Lighffoot's staff will be at five lo- in Shelby County on Dec. 6 to meet The public to stop by and dis- any concerns they might as follows: Portsmouth, Shelby State Bank, 8:30-9 Shelby County 9:45-10:15 a.m, Farmer's Trust Bank, 11-11:30 city hall, 1:i5- Shelby County p.m. center insurance Harlan Center of Iowa I Community College g an insurance Wednesday, Dec. 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost person and pre- is encouraged by 755-3568. planning to be held Dec. 19 HCMS Public Health ring Clinic will Dec. 19 0-8:30 p.m. at the Clinic. where senior citizen who were driving cars to their winter Florida, were advised out-of-state son to check point with in Harlan -- just in night all went well, second night the Called Harlan and "I've lost contact =ha. If he calls...give Phone number." the Harlan again and the find the wife. out they were in the and in the same hadn't seen each all went well on the fourth night called and were in towns. On the fifth had taken separate ended up at their residence within 10 of each other. Weather blamed for pde-up" Winter made its way into Shelby County this week, and blowing snow, strong winds, low visibility and 1 percent snow and ice- covered roads were blamed for a four-car pile-up on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday night. Sheriff's reports indicate that a northbound 1981 Ford driven by Joni . Sehwery, 36, Earling, slid out of control approximately five miles no of Harlan, striking a guardrail before coming to rest on   shoulder of the mad. The front portion of the vehicle was still on  roadway. A short time later, a northbound 1980 Ford driven by Julia M. Theulen, 35, Defiance slid out of control, approximately 150 feet from the Schwery vehicle, into the path of a 1978 GMC driven by Donald U. Cham- berlain, 41, Harlan. The vehicles collided, and the Chamberlain vehicle slid further down the road and collided with the Sehwery vde as well. Later, when sheriffs authorities were on the scene, a southbound I974 Chrysler owned by Robert L. Kohorst, Harlan, and driven by William T. Early, 32, Harlan, collided with the front of the Sehwery vehicle. Reports indicated that because of the weather, Early didn't see vehicle until it was too late. - .... After the fourth ear became involved in the accident, riWs authori, ties closed off that stretch of the roadway until the area could be ele! There were no citations issued, and no injuries as a result of the mishap. Bad road conditions were listed as the cause of the subsequent accidents, Damage to the Schwery vehicle was listed at $1,2 while the Cham beflain vehicle sustained an estimated $1,600 damage. Damage to the Theulen vehicle was listed at $2,000, and the Kohorst vehicle ned an estimated $800 damage, i City council approves block grant application By Bob BJoin, News Editor The Harlan City Council approved a Community Development Block" Grant application at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21 for the construction of a new sewer main east of Harlan and a primary clarifier at the wastewa- ter treatment plant. This will be the second time the city has applied for the grant as last year the city's application was turned down. The project cost last year was estimated at $1,120,125, of which $450,000 would be supplied by the grant. The city's portion of the new project was proposed to be financed by a bond sale. The current sewer bond issue is scheduled to be paid of by 1994-95. The council unanimously approved the application, and a resolution to commit funds for the proposed sewer improvements using a combination of city and CDBG funds, The application will be sent to the Iowa Department of Economic Development this week, and a reply is expected by spring. In other action the board: -- heard from Vicki Errett and Kathy Kloewer who asked to use the community center for distribution of goods from a Food Cooperative Organization. No action was taken. -- approved the renewal of a Class "C" Beer permit and Sunday Sales for Kum & Go. -- approved a motion to accept the proposed 59'cr Motel's additional load to the current sewer system. Council members said the motel would supply an additional 30 units to the system. -- approved $2,815.95 in expenses for the police department move to come from the mayor/council contin- gency account. -- approved a resolution to approve the five-year street construction pro- gram for July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1995. -- accepted the resignation of Jim Goeser from the Planning and Zoning Commission and approved Tony Sondag as his replacement for the re- mainder of his four-year term expiring July 1, 1991. Another meeting scheduled -- HCS e,tttcational trends discussed at meeting Approximately 100 persons showed up at the Harlan Community High School Monday night to discuss the coming educational trends of the 21 st century. The informational meeting was called together by a special school needs assessment committee, which will tabulate information obtained from surveys filled out by those in at- tendance. The information gathered then will be used to develop the Harlan Community School educa- tional needs in future years. The meeting featured Dr. Jim Blietz, administrator for Loess Hills Area Education Agency 13, who de- scribed in detail some of the things that will affect education in the future. Blietz discussed graduation require- ments, goal-setting, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, etc. Because of the inclement weather, the meeting was videotaped and will be shown at a repeat meeting this Tuesday, Dec, 5. That meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the HCHS auditorium. The needs assessment committee will meet again in January to start the massaging of the data compiled at these two meetings. HCHS Superintendent Dr. Roy Baker said he encourages anyone who couldn't attend the first meeting to come to the second meeting next week. He said the information provided by the public in the surveys is invalu- able in that it will show what the community feels is important concern- ing education in the future. HCHS scholars participate in 27th annual symposmm By Lynette Hansen Asst. News Editor Harlan Community High School senior Joe Kaufman was the winner of a four-year scholarship in math to the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, during the UNI 27th- annual Science, Mathematics, and Technology Symposium held Wednesday, Nov. 15. Seniors Chad Klein and Eric Johannsen also were chosen as altemates in the field of industrial technology. Other finalists who received certificates during the UNI symposium were Brad Bartlett, chemistry; Christy Bruck, chemistry; and Tammy Schmitz, chemistry. 1989 Director's Award HCHS students were not the only winners during UNI's symposium. HCHS chemistry teacher, David Highland, Harlan, was awarded the 1989 Director's Award. Highland was chosen from teachers all over the state based on the students' success in the area of chemistry. Highland has worked at HCHS for 20 years. Twelve students from HCHS attended the symposium to be tested in one of six categories: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, industrial technology and physics. HCHS students included: Bartlett, Jackie Buman, Bruck, Shellie Gille- spie, Johannsen, Kaufman, Klein, John Larsen, Marc Mores, Schmitz, Christi Schwery and Curt Tremel. After a two and one-half hour test, students were chosen as finalists based on their test results. Scholarship winners were then chosen from UNI's scholarship test, a personal interview, college preparatory scores, teacher and counselor recommendations, and high school achievements. If scholarship winners elect to at- tend a different college or university than UNI, altemates are then offered the opportunity to accept UNI schol- arships. HCHS, which made its first appearance at the symposium in 1970, has won more than 40 schol- arships valued at more than $174,000 in cash awards and scholarships. In 1984, HCHS was awarded a plaque, symbolic of the school's success at the UNI symposium. LYNETTE HANSEN/Harlan Nevpalr TWELVE HCHS SCHOLARS - attended the 2"Tth-annual Science, Mathematics, and Technology Symposium held Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Cedar Falls. Front row, from left, Eric Johannsen, Chad Klein, Marc Mores, Tammy Schmitz, Brad Bartlett, Christy Bruck and David Highland, chemistry instructor. Back row, Joe Kaufman, Curt Tremel, Shellie Gillespie, Christi Schwery and John Larsen. to begin as early as this Expansion plans by the Shelby area towns and water users. Cou ay Rural Water District finally Eastern county project arel-- ling reality. The water district; The district recently approved a bid for $171,909 to Lawson Con- hooking u ction, Unionville, Me., for con- stmedon costs of adding the Pan- ' exten- U.S. Highway 59. ['he 'as examined by I Water District ap- b', tl. Farmers Home Ad- strati m in Atlantic. T'-n project essentially will hook up the three towns to the rural v nine line wiI1 be three tO line for Pan- on the edge of that grants totailing $376500 were obtained by e wa- FmHA effc cuss the the project. Irwin Andersen, president of SCRW, the group expressed much interest about the possibility of ob- taining water from SCRW. Since that time, a preliminary engineering report has been in the works. ......... when completed will highlight the costof the project, including the size of pipe to be sed, where water towers will be placed, the feasibility of the survey, etc. Grants and plied for right now in an, make this project a success. Andersen. SCRW currently is ne-, gotiating with the Harlan Muni, pal Utilities and examining the pos- Adoption list grows bigger The Christmas adoption list keeps on growing as a total of 34 families have signed up for adoption so far this year. Persons wishing to be adopted or potential donors am asked to call West Central Development Corporation by Dec. 13. Calls will be taken from 1-3:30 p.m. at 755-5602. Here is the updated list: l) Mother and two daughters; food, clothes and toys 2) Elderly lady; food and toiletries 4) Mother and three children; food and toys 5) Single lady; food and clothes 6) Couple and daughter; clothes, toys and food 7) Couple and two children; food, clothes and toys 9) Elderly lady; gift certificate through the chamber office 1 l) Young couple; food 12) Elderly couple; clothes and food 13) Single lady; food and clothes 14) Elderly couple; food 15) Couple and two children; food, clothes and toys 17) Couple and two children; food and clothing 18) Mother and two daughters; food 19) Elderly couple; food 20) Single lady; food and toiletries ADOPTION Please see next page