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December 8, 1989

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T ......... 0 Friday, December 8, 1989 Our lllth Year, #49 24 pages I II III II I . .......... 44 ..... 22 ...... 0.04 ...... 0.2 6 p.m. - 6 p.m.) Mostly to partly sunny. east at 8 mph. 30 WCT: 19 Variably cloudy. 19 High: 40 - A chance of morning Low: 28 High: 35 Pady sunny. High: 30 Briefs mobile at Vet's on es., Dec. 26 American Red Cross will be at eran's Memorial itorium in Harlan from a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 26. wanting to make an should call Karla at 755-3624. Anyone to volunteer help at e is urged to Carolyn Oldenburg at than 400 up for HMU promotion Harlan MuniciPal sgWen away ap- 7,275 worth of dollars to cus- who have signed up to )0 or more outside or businesses, calculates to 485 per. who have signed up for promotion. trlan chamber moves to location Harlan Chamber of office will be mov- a new location the latter of December, the former t building chamber's new address 1205 Seventh Street, 471, Harlan. mail hours he next two Sundays, and 17, mail will leave office in Harlan at Monday, Dec. 11 ruing through Friday, Saturday and a truck will leave for at l p.m. as well. in addition to the 4 5:30 p.m. regular de- :here are any questions tg the mail leaving contact the post at 755-5812. Notes today's Harlan for savings Harlan merchants tot days 'til Christmas There are many the last-minute { i  School board approves energy improvements at HCS buildings By Bob BJoin, News Editor The Harlan Community School Board has approved final plans and decisions to go ahead with energy ef- ficiency improvements at all four HCS buildings. The approval came at the school board's regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 29. The energy improvements are part of the Iowa Energy Program in which the state offers low-interest loans to school districts in an effort to improve energy efficiency in their buildings. The state legislature authorized the of- feting of the loans at its last session. Harlan Community High School Superintendent Dr. Roy Baker said HCS won't have to dip into any of its existing monies to pay for the im- provements. The money will come from the state, and will be paid back over a period of time. Baker said the school district won't lose any money over the long run as the money spent on improvements should be recouped through energy savings at the four HCS buildings. What are the improvements? The first part of the energy pro- gram involving the state and HCS was a series of studies on how energy efficient the four school buildings are right now. The HCS School Board had C.J. Schneider and Company, an engineering firm out of Ralston, Neb., conduct the studies on the buildings. New storm doors, caulking, weather-stripping and the replacement of lights were among the improve- ments recommended by the firm at all the buildings. Other improvements included the total replacement of doors and new insulation. The HCHS building was deemed "terribly inefficient" in the report. The replacement of roof insulation and the replacement of dampers were among the more costly energy im- provements named for the high school. Local attorney requests judgment against hospital Local attorney Tom Anderson has filed a petition for declaratory judg- ment in district court against Shelby County Myrtue Memorial Hospital to obtain possession of the Zodiac Lounge on March 15, 1990 for the purpose of salvaging and dismantling its contents and fixtures. The petition states that on August 17, 1989, the two entities entered into an agreement to buy and accept the Gold Star Motel and Zodiac Lounge. The motel has since been tom down, but the lounge remains, due to a lease agreement between Anderson and Merrill and Debra Martin of Harlan. The lease is set to end on March 15, 1990. Anderson claimed in the petition that when the Martins vacate, he le-. gaily can salvage the fixtures and con- tents from the lounge. The petition claimed that Myrtue Memorial Hospital Administrator Charles Millburg and attorney Richard J. Schenck notified Anderson that it was not necessarily the hospital's intention to give Anderson access as of March 15, 1990 for the purpose of salvaging the contents. J.C. Salvo, attorney for the hospi- tal, said its obvious that there's a dis- agreement between Anderson and the hospital that should be worked out. He gave no other position on the fil- ing of the petition. Myrtue Memorial Hospital pur- chased the motel and lounge last faL from Anderson to construct a new physician's clinic. Fourteen petition HCS under open enrollment Fourteen students have petitioned to go to school in the Harlan Community School District beginning in the 1990-91 school year under the new open enrollment policy adopted by the state legislature last year. The official petitioning date was Nov. 1. The 14 students hail from eight dif- ferent families, and 13 of the 14 will be coming to Harlan from the Irwin- Kirkman-Manilla school district. The other student presently is in the Elk Hom-Kimballton school district. The petitioners are: -- Shilo Fiscus (grade 10), Dustin Fiscus (grade 8), Jeremy Fiscus (grade 7) and Seth Fiscus (grade 6) -- Christine Pearson (grade 8) -- Mathew Heller (grade 7) and Mark Heller (grade 6) -- Kimberly Nielsen (grade 7) and Jenny Nielsen (grade 4) -- Melinda Greer (grade 3), Kelly Greer (grade 1) and Jeana Greer (grade 2) -- Mark Staiert (grade 2) -- Brianne Hansen (grade 1) Harlan Industrial Foundation elects officers, board members The Harlan Industrial Foundation re-elected its officers for the coming year, and re-named five of its board members to serve another term. Dr. Ken Mueller was re-elected president; J.C. Salvo was re-elected vice-president; Steve Mores was re-elected treasurer and Carol Kenton was re-elected secretary. Board members re-elected to serve another term were: Mueller, Dean Frederickson, H. Rand Petersen, Terry Knapp and John Christiansen. Others currently serving include: Salvo, Mores, Kenton, Si Mathiasen, A1 Woodraska, Dick O'Bryan, Jim Goeser, Denny Stamp, Gary Pool and Doug Burmeister. Anyone interested in serving on the board or a committee therein should contact Mueller. The Foundation has raised approximately $100,000 with another $44,000 still outstanding in pledges. The goal of $200,000 still is open. Baker said an entire replacement of the HCHS roof and exhaust system in the building are among the top two priorities of the school board. Baker said the roof "is in terrible shape and needs immediate attention," and the school board agreed. The next step for the school board is to let bids on the individual portions of the energy projects. Baker said the state and the engineering firm are dis- cussing the energy analysis for the Harlan Community Schools and will come up with a final cost analysis in the next few months. Actual work on the improvements is slated to begin in June, 1990. Drastic drop in school "e enrollment proj cted By the year 2003, schol enrollment at the Harlan Community Schools is projected to be only 1,200 students, approximately 375 less than the .1990-91 projection. The figures were provided by HCHS Superintendent Dr. Roy Baker to the school board at its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 29. Enrollment is projected to take a steady decline beginning in 1991. The enmUment predictions are based on the population, the number of births and tl number of deaths proj.ed for the county over the next 14 years. Th prmlictions, however, don't take into account any added business or grow to fl town. Here is a short synopsis of the projlions by the year 2000. Year Population Births Deaths Enrollment 1990 .......... 13,900 ............. 167 ............ 163 ............... 1,564 2000 .......... 12,900 ............. 142 ............ -- BOB B JOIN/HarSh Newslers The Sleepy Little Shepherd Students at St. Michael's Catholic School performed the Christmas program "The Sleepy Little Shepherd" Wednesday night. Pictured here in dress rehearsal are the three sheep and the shepherd (front row from left): Renee Schechinger, Bridget Plumb, Jeremy Schmitz and Tom Hoesing. In the back row are the singing angels (from left): Andy Sondag, Danny Zimmerman, Bonnie Jacobsen, Wes Clay and Adam Schenck. Shelby patrons head to polls to decide enrichment tax fate Shelby-Tennant School District patrons will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12 to vote on a pro- posed five-year enrichment levy that would provide additional dollars to the district over that time. The levy money would be put into the school's general fund to support the purchasing of textbooks, supplies and buses, as well as upgrading the classrooms and equipment and help fund building maintenance. Shelby-Tennant Superintendent Rod Montang said the school district, like many school districts in Iowa, has been experiencing declining en- rollment for more than 10 years, which has had a major impact on the school's budget. Future funding for the school dis- trict under a new school finance bill also promises to restrict the district's abilities, Montang said. The enrichment levy, if passed, could assist in off-setting the state- regulated one percent growth for the next few years. The levy requires an approval of 50 percent of those voting to pass. The combination property and in- come tax could generate up to $80,000. The amount levied each year would be determined by the board of directors and the needs of the district. Because the levy would replace a previous debt-service levy, no significant increase in taxes would be noticed by patrons, said Montang. Montang said the levy is needed to ensure that quality education contin- ues in the school district. He said the fact that Shelby-Tennant is consider- ing whole-grade sharing possibilities will not eliminate the district's needs. Voting polls open at the Shelby Community Center at noon on .Dec. 12 and will close at 8 p.m. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::: :-?:'!":?!::' liii!iilili ....... 4.;.,:::;:;::::@:?:t!$i:.Y.:i;i:!,).+/,'.iSi;i:iS!iS:::= :!8:::::