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Volume 110 No. 37 KALONA, WASHINGTON COUNTY, IOWA 52247 THURSDAY, September 12, 2002 3 Sections. 1 Insert $1.00 Miller Miller will at noon, in the Kalonial Is an informal who is the for 45th clinic set County Care glu- clinic at Services, September will pro- checks, Weight, height checks. racy be sched- a.m. to noon by Therapy The adults. changed annual Kalona date for the luncheon was September 20. meets at the Fridays of Festival is and 28. set 26-27 School are Thursday 26 and are available community are con- school. Work fundraiser for and use. If a student, 656-2073. Home 25-26 in donat- Pleasantview Sale, set for in the Kalona contract at 656-2481 by from to in-home of labor can are needed 15 in order to in local set Area ty will in its annual September 7, downtown Festival on prize is a dollhouse. group that cur- also will been pur- Page 1B inco.. Page SA 2A 3A 4A 5A 6A 7A 8A Use of city treatment lagoons debated at City Council meeting His arrangement with Kalona amounts of "a small volume of material," said Morgan. Morgan said the same would be true of Yoder. However, Wilkinson intends to start a household septic tank cleaning service, "in about a six mile radius of Kalona," said Morgan. "He has no idea yet what the volume would be," he added. Council members expressed concerns about the lack of infor- mation with Dave Droz asking, "Just what effect would it have on the Kalona volume?" Morgan added that similar service is available in Iowa City, "but they required an annual $800 permit fee plus a thousand gallon charge." "We also would not be sure just what he would be dumping," added Droz. As a result, the council approved the Yoder request and tabled the Wilkinson one pend- ing further information from the council's sewer committee. The council also received two requests to close streets" the first for September 13, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. to allow for a block party on 8th St., and the second for the annual Kalona Fall Festival. Pare Hochstedler explained that the 8th St. closing would not totally block the street and is not on a through way. The council approved the request, noting it had done a similar action in the past. The request by the Kalona Historical Society is to close 9th St. from A to C Avenue and D Ave between 7th and 9th St. for the annual Fall Festival. The council approved the closing, although it noted that unlike previous years, there will be a horse sale at the Kalona Sales Barn that weekend. "We talked to them about it," said Steve Reif, KHS president By Mary ZieUnski "We really aren't interested in running a business," City Administrator Doug Morgan told the city council about recent requests for use of the city's sewage treatment lagoons. He told the council Monday that there were two requests for using the lagoons: one from Cephas Yoder who operates a bakery in rural Kalona and the other from Ken Wilkinson of Riverside. "Cephas would be very much like what we have with Central Discount," said Morgan, refer- ring to the city's recent approval of a request from the rural Amish-run salvage grocery store. Central Discount is required by Johnson County to have restrooms and in order to meet further regulations had to have an approved dumping area "if he didn't put in a special sep- tic system," said Morgan. and a member of the council, "and they said we can still use their parking lot." However, Reif asked that the council allow parking on the newly acquired lot on C Ave., directly across from the Kalona Community Center. The council agreed and Morgan said he would ask if the Mid-Prairie School district will move its buses from the lot for the two days of the Festival, September 27-28. The district was given at least a year to find a new bus parking facility when the lot was sold this summer. In other business, the council: approved an amendment to the city zoning ordinance pro- hibiting any recycling centers, junkyard or explosive manufac- turers in an M-2 (heavy industry) zone. They also discussed other changes, but tabled them pend- ing further information. approved the subdivision application of William D, Yoder regarding building duplexes in the Key Estate second addition, near Highway 22, following a public hearing at which there were no written or oral objec- tions to the plan. tabled discussion of a possi- ble ice skating rink in Kalona during the winter. discussed the $5,000 taken from the fire department account as its payment for the $24,000 addition to the fire station. The city paid $19,000. However, the council Monday said that the $5,000 can be restored in the next budget, and "if they need it before spring, we can do it any- time," said councihnan Ken Herington. However, the city clerk said it requires a budget amendment and it would be easi- er to do at the usual time in May, saving on the costs of extra legal fees. Responders set blood drive white and blue blood drop T- shirts or cholesterol screening is offered to all donors. To be a donor, one needs to be in general good health, weight at least 110 pounds, be free of cold or flu symptoms for five days, be at least 17 years old and not have had a tattoo for one year prior to donating blood. All donations to the DeGowin Blood Center are used locally by patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Kalona First Responders will hold their fall blood drive Thursday, October 10, from noon to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Kalona Methodist Church. To make appointments call Lori Chalupa, 656-2615 or Ethel Bontrager, 656-2481. Sing-up sheets are available at Hills Bank and Freedom Security Bank. Walk-in donors also are wel- come. The drive is held in conjunc- tion with the University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center. Free red, , ,( The Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church celebrates its 125th anniversary Sunday, September 15, starting with the 9:30 a.m. service. Featured speaker is David I. Miller of Erwin, Ohio. The above shows the center of new church started in 1999 and dedicated last year. Mid-Prairie Board OKs insurance, policies Major item for the Mid-Prairie Board of Education was a pres- entation and review of its insur- ance coverage by Gary Fisher of Fisher Insurance, Kalona. Coverage is provided by Employers Mutual, Des Moines. The board then revised and approved board policies dealing with appropriate use of the Internet in the district and the use and purpose of the district's website. Member also reviewed a draft copy of the annual progress report that is required by the state. The final copy has to be to the Iowa Department of Education by September 16. All data in the report will be on the district's website, saiO Citizens Advisory Committee. It Superintendent Mark Schneider; ":atso will be art of a future as well as,'presented to the ,MP BOARD - see page 2A Charged in Kewash Trail assault Scott Edward Lewis, 31, of 2055 230th St., Lot 7, Washington, was charged with assault in the Kewash Nature Trial attack of August 7. Police arrested Lewis August 26, charging him with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse that results in bodily injury (a Class D felony). According to pice, the assault took place August 7 on the Kewash Nature Trial three miles west of Washington when a woman reported a man knocked her off her bicycle and attacked her. Two other women reported seeing a suspicious man on the trial during the same time period that day. One woman said he had fol- lowed her to her home. The female knocked from her bicycle reportedly screamed and drove off the attacker. Police opened an investigation CHARGED - see page 2A The making of Nina's quilt By Mary Marek September 11 marked the one- year anniversary of the terror- ist attacks that killed thou- sands of people in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. While the attacks affected all of us in one way or another, few us in Kalona actually knew anyone who died that day. I didn't then, but through a memorial project I became involved in this summer, I've learned to know one of the victims and her family. As I said, what happened that sunny day last September had global effects and each of has been touched in one way or another - 0 c only in the rising cost Nina Bell of insurance. However, it is easy for . those of us who live and work so far away from Ground Zero to forget just how devas- tating and permanent is the loss felt by the families of the victims. It behooves us to remember that this was not just a high- tech movie that filled our television screens for days on end last fall. It was real. The innocent lives lost were real. And the ever- lasting grief felt by the survivors is real. Join me in getting to know one of the vic. tims and join the world in remembering her and all the innocents who perished. I spent part of this summer piecing a quilt for Nina Bell. I've never met Nina and never will, although I feel like I know her. Nina will never see her quilt. She'll never snuggle up under it to read a book or watch TV. She'll never look at the pictures on the quilt or read the messages from old friends that are printed on some of the blocks. She'll never count the names of the people from around the world who, because of their love for her, wanted to be a part of its making. That's because Nina Bell was on the 97th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York when a terrorist-piloted plane flew into it September 11, 2001. She had just started a new job at Marsh & McLennan the week before. Her office was at the point of impact. According to one of Nina's friends, Nina usually preferred to go to work late in the morning and work into the evening, but since this was a new job, she thought she should get there early. Nina had told another friend that she loved her new job as a project manager and that she was, literally, working "on top of the world." The quilt was the brainchild of my mother-in-law, Mary Marek. Nina was a friend of my sister.in-law, Sherry Marek Chary. They used to work together at InterContinental Hotels. After Nina's death, Sherry talked to her mother about a way to memorialize her friend. A quilt seemed the natural answer to Mary. She's been making quilts for years and often *NIN/S QUILT - see page 5A ti: A truck from Wellman Produce turned over into a ditch on :i ' Highway I north of 560th Street early Tuesday morning. The ! driver of the track, vich was loaded with bagged livestock  i feed, lost control after hitting a large sow which was in the roadway. No one was injured and no estimate of damages ' : [, was available. Nina's friends from around the world sent blocks for Nina's quilt. Many who were unable to make a block, asked that their names be included. I used my computer to print names in different styles and colors (so they wouldn't all look the same) and printed them on transfer fabric. Sports 1-2B Legals 3B Education 4B News/Letters 3B Classifieds 6-8B Business Dir. 7B Weather 8B Friday Mostly cloudy with a few t-showers. High 74 Low 56 Saturday Cloudy with a chance of a t-storm. High 76 Low 56 Savings Leather  VMkl  m Cl/O| OFF..,.,.. .... Leander Im Iolt OFF,,,..,,...... Itllnera