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BRIGHTON BoOK BINDERY 401 E ~ADI$ON ST BRIGH~ON IA 1/12/95 ~,$,. KALONA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IOWA 52247 THURSDAY, June 2, 1994 50 NO.22 iPes Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, were near Avenue of Flags Monday, May 30. More annual service conducted by members of [)7. Other services locally were held at the Trinity Catholic cemetery. set at cemetery that residents who wish to retain memorial Hill Cemetery remove them by 10:30 234 will do the cemetery clearance June 4 response to reinstating Lunch Bunch and ariel" a two year break was very good. All of the presentations were interesting to children but a few were outstanding. Turbo was such a hit the school invited him back for an all-school assembly. Students who visited Shetler's toy tractor collection were treated to lunch at the Kalonial and Townhouse by principal Richard Van Hoozer. And, Fokken's appearance in school let students meet and visit with a "real television personality." a Miller said Lunch Bunch will be part of the school's program for next year with plans to begin in September enabling more students to the participate in a program. "Overall, Lunch Bunch enriches tal,the students' school experience by fin giving them exposure to different options in their world," said Miller. role Unch ~t Small StUdents :hool ,"by Kalona council meets Monday Usan The Kalona City Council meets in regular session Monday, June 6, Was at 7:30 p.m. Agenda includes possible hiring of a city the administrator. J from KCRG of Cedar Rapids, answers Kalona Elementary's final Lunch Bunch attend a given Lunch Bunch but she would welcome as many as the room lunched with her. offers Voters will select candidates for both the Democratic and Republican parties during the primary election, Tuesday, June 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voters in the Kalona precinct, which is the City of Kalona and English River Township, w~te at the Kalona Community Center, and voters in the Welhnan precinct, City of Welhnan and Lime Creek Township, vote in the Wellman Municipal Building. Candidates for the 96th District Iowa House scat are incumbent Republican Sandra Greiner of Keota and Democrat Joel Yates, Sigourney. Democrat Candidates for the U. S. Representative, 3rd district, are Elaine Baxter and Larry Walshire, for governor, Bonnie J. Campbell, Darold Powers and William J. Reichardt; for Secretary of Slate, Marilyn Monroe and Anne Pederson. Running unopposed are Dan Gray, state auditor; Michael Fitzgerald, state treasurer; Dale M. Cochran, secretary of agriculture; Tom Miller, attorney general; Tom Vilsack. state senator, 49th district; Robert J. McConnell, state representative, 97th district. Incumbent Edward B. Brophy, Riverside, is the candidate lbr the Washington County Board of Supervisors. Republican Incumbent Jim Ross Lightfoot is running unopposed for the U.S. Representative, 3rd district, post. The only other contest for area voters, is the gubernatorial contest between incumbent Terry E~I Branstad and Fred Grandy. Locally, H.E. Pelerseim at,d Raymond L. Lasek are vying tbr the Board of Supervisors candidacy. Running unopposed are Paul D. Pate, secretary of state, Richard D. Johnson, state auditor; Jay Irwin, slate treasurer; Tom Cory, secretary of agriculture; Joseph R. Gunderon, attorney general; Dave Heaton, state representative, 97th district; Charles H. Pacha, Washington County treasurer; Connie Pence, Washington County recorder; Gerald Partridge, Washington County Attorney, and Ronald Ornduff, township trustee. End of school celebration set Mid-Prairie Junior High Boosters are hosting an end-of-school dance for incoming seventh graders as well as this year's junior high 7th, 8th and 9th graders. The dance is June 4 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Junior High. Admission is $2 and refreshments will be available. Following the dance, students completing 9th grade this year arc invited to an all-night lock-in at the Washington Y. Students will be transported by bus from the Junior High at 10 p.m., June 4 and are to be picked up by their parents at the the Y in Washington Sunday morning by 8:30 a.m. Permission slips for the lock-in arc available at the school office and need to be returned by June 3. Cost Ibr the lock-in is $5 which includes entry, use of the Y facilities, pizza at night and breakfast Sunday morning. recycling If your magazine racks are overflowing, you can do yourselves and the planet a service by bagT,',i~g your mags for magazine recy6:lifig, Saturday, June 4. City Carton Company of Iowa City has set Saturday, from 8 am. to 4 p.m. for magazine recycling at: K & K Sanitation, 6th St., Kalona. City Carton Company, 3 East Benton St., Iowa City. Texaco Mustang Mart, Highway 965 and Holiday Road, Coralville. Texaco Mustang Mart, Main St., Solon. Magazines must be separated from other recyclable materials. What is acceptable are magazines on 100 percent shiny or slick pages. For example, magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Time, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sears or Penney catalogues. What is not acceptable are magazines and catalogues with dull pages such as TV Guide, Reader's Digest and some of the smaller catalogues.. Telephone books from US West, Telecom and other similiar directories will be accepted. City Carton Company's 1993 magazines recycling program collected more than 97 tons of recyclable magazines and catalogues, which were shipped to paper mills to be re-manufactured into newsprint, tissue products and paper towels. In fact, in 1993, for the first time in history, more paper was recovered in the United States than was taken to landfills. Dwight Schumann fund set up Dwight Schumann, owner of Dwight's Carpentry, Kalona, fell from a roof where he was working April 5 and suffered multiple fractures to his right arm and leg. He has undergone surgeries and rehabilitation begins this summer. Doctors expect full recovery in the future. A fund has been established at Boatmen's Bank and Farmers Savings Bank, both of Kalona, for anyone wishing to help the Schumanns with medical costs. You may drop off your contribution or mail it to either bank. Checks should be made payable to "Dwight Schumann Fund." Mid-Prairie Senior High School and Iowa Mennonite School awarded diplomas to the members of the Class of 1994 during ceremonies at the schools Sunday and Monday, respectively. There were 65 who graduated from Mid-Prairie and 44 from IMS, Tari Mellinger was valedictorian at Mid-Prairie and Vanessa Androus, salutatorian. At IMS, Rachel Rempel was valedictorian and Sherilyn Graber, salutatorian. Orie Wenger, former pastor of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church was the commencement speaker for IMS. M-P awards During Class Night Friday, May 27, M-P seniors received a number of awards, recognition and scholarships. They are: National scholar/athlete awards, Jeremy Peck, Patsy Patterson; distinguished athlete and Bernie Saggau awards, Anthony Kos; lour sport letter winners, Joe Roth, Anthony Kos; state bar association citizenship award, Laura Hendricks; DAR award, Vanessa Androus; Danford award, Patsy Patterson, Chad Britton; business education achievement awards Jennifer Tucker, Wendy Poock, Chrissy Murphy; Quill & Scroll awards, Vanessa Androus, Chad Britton, Tari Mellinger, Kari Riggan, Laura Hendricks, Tiffani Bender, Patsy Patterson; student council presentation, Marissa Marin; J. P. Sousa award, Katie McClellen; national choral award, Chad Britton; Bausch & Lomb science award, and outstanding science student award, Nicole Patterson; EIHC academic all-conference team, Tari Mellinger, and Henry home economics award, Ann Greiner. Scholarship winners were Leaders for Tomorrow, Nicole Miller and Chrissy Murphy; F. E. Skola, Lisa Jorgenson; Goodwin-Kirkwood scholarships, Jeremy Peck, Charis Pratt; Letter MS athlete, Wendy Poock, Nicole Miller, Patsy Patterson, Laura Hendricks; Wellman Lions Club, Clint Whetstine; Wellman Rotary Club, Laura Hendricks; Celeste Hora Memorial, Joel Huber: Knights of Columbus, Jennie Slabach; American Legion Auxiliary, Nicole Patterson; Nora and George C. Graduation Continued on page 10 Linking the generations Renfred Miller (left) assists his grandfather, Jonas Miller, in a rope- making demonstration at the Mennonite Relief Sale held May 27 and 28 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Nice weather and a holiday weekend contributed to a two-day estimated crowd of 11- 12 thousand people. home from Stew'~ Thunder-McGuirc, Protcssor promote the interaction of persons of Art F.ducalion at the University of Iowa, and resident of Kalona left Fairbanks, Alaska early Saturday a.m., May 14 on his Schwinn mountain bike toting 100 Ihs. of gear and headed for Kalona where he hopes to arrive by June 20 in time to teach summer classes. As of Tuesday, May 3 I, Steve was just outside of Edmonton, Alberta. His arrival in Edmonton will include being guest of honor at a party hosted by Wendy's International, a corporate sponsor of Steve's trip. Steve's progress is reported on KXIC, 800 AM radio each morning. KCRG-TV 9 also reports on Sleve's progress and plans to be in Edmonton to tilm his arrival there. The ride is a fund raising effort to help support the Miracle Arts Center (MAC) at University Hospital Schools (UttS) in Iowa City. The MAC provides art making opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities from the state of Iowa who come to the University Hospital School for services. The center is committed to nurturing the creative spirit in young people who often have limited opportunity for positive self-expression. The center also provides outlets for sharing the work of young artists with the community and offers programs that with and without diabilities. Steve has been active in the Miracle Arts Center activities by conducting Saturday workshops at lhe center, serving on the planning committee to organize a fall fund- raising art auction and has referred university studenls from the Art Education program to volunteer at the conter. Steve relays he is doing well on the ride, although the conditions at times are extremely challenging (washed out muddy roads, steep mountain grades, cold temperatures, a grizzly bear who claimed the road). Steve takes strength in knowing that friends and family arc rooting for him and that his efforts are helping support a cause that he feels is very important. Pledge forms for Steve and the Miracle Arts Center are available at The Kalona News as well as Wendy's Restaurants in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. The individual and business who submit the largest pledge will each win a high quality Schwinn mountain bike provided by Wendy's. Each person who pledges can enter a guess as to the actual number of miles Steve travels and the closest lwo guesses will receive a free dinner at Wendy's or JC's Cafe in Iowa City. May 13 Falrbanks, June 18 or 19 Kalona, Iowa Steve Thunder-McGuire, a University of Iowa assistant professor in art education, is riding his bicycle from Fairbanks, Alaska to hi~ home in Kalona, hoping to raise funds so children with disabilities can create their own artwork. Money raised by Thunder-McGuire will be used to support the Miracle Arts Center at University Hospital School. The Center receives no direct support from Hospital School and is run solely by contributions and grants. Pledge forms are available locally at The Kalona News. M'd P " g d ti 1 - ralre ra ua on Music was a part of the graduation exercises at Mid-Prairie High School Sunday, May 29. The high school musicians were joined by a number of volunteers from the junior high school programs.