Contact: Jody Shea, Editor Box 260 Crescent, IA 51526 Volume 13
Join Us for the Annual Crescent Beautification Day!
We had a great turn out last year for the first annual Beautification Day. Let’s see if we can increase the numbers this year. There are area’s all around town that could use some sprucing up. Whether it be around our own homes or around the city, and whether it be picking up or sprucing up, let’s join forces and show pride in our community. Look around, identify the problem areas and start a punch list so we can take the proper steps to improve them. Let’s give Crescent a good Spring Clean! We’ll meet at the firebarn on Saturday, April 27th at 9am. We’ll need lots of volunteers so if you’re able to help with cleaning or hauling please join us. And if you’re in need of a helping hand, call (402) 968-7432. We’ll line up the volunteers. Following the clean-up, join us for a Noon -1pm picnic at the Vets Monument. Some of the local businesses are donating hot dogs and burgers. If you’d like to bring a dish, that’d be great. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come one, come all to the Open House at the Pokamoke Pool on May 4th, 1-3pm. This is a great opportunity to view the pool and purchase memberships. Councilman, Pat Morgan says they will be putting the finishing touches on the pool and grounds by the end of this month. With help from Jeremy Sindelar and the rest of his Boy Scout Troop there will be a fresh coat of paint on the shower house/concession stand, lockers will be installed and the lounge chairs will be set in place. The lane to the pool as well as both upper and lower parking areas will be graveled. The opening of the pool is scheduled for the third or fourth week of May. They are looking for volunteer attendants to help with the concession stand, answer phones and general counter help. If you’re interested, contact Pat at 712-227-0083.
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Highway Turns 100!
Rumor has it that some of our neighbors who live on or near the Old Lincoln Highway believe the name derived from the fact that it was one of the old main roads to Lincoln, NE. Not true at all. In fact, the roadway that many of us live or travel on every day was actually known across the country for many decades as “The Main Street Across America.” It predates the Interstate System by many years and was conceived and built long before the world-famous Rt 66 ever crossed half our continent. Envisioned by early automotive pioneer Carl Fisher in an era when all the country’s roads were dirt at best and muddy gumbo at worst, he long dreamed of a paved national road from coast-to-coast. His vision became reality when, on October 31, 1913, the newly formed Lincoln Highway Association dedicated the roadway as the first national monument to a very beloved president, Abraham Lincoln. It spanned America from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco and its original route ran right through Crescent and Council Bluffs as it wound its way through 13-states along its 3,389 mile length. So here we are a century later and folks all across the country are getting nearly as excited about celebrating its Centennial as they were at its inauguration 100 years ago. Caravans of cars will be
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In This Issue... Page 2....................... City Council Minutes CVFD Minutes Page 3........................... Save These Dates! Time Out! Page 4 ..........................In Loving Memory Crescent History Page 5............................... Mayor’s Corner What’s Up at CECC? Page 6 & 7................................ Advertisers Page 8.......................... Useless Knowledge
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF CRESCENT COUNCIL MEETING March 4, 2013...The Crescent City Council met in regular session in the Crescent Community Hall at 7:00pm pursuant to the law. Mayor Brian Shea called the meeting to order. The following Council members were present: Spratt, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, Anderson. MOTION BY Jacobsen, seconded by Anderson to accept consent agenda with considered bills, Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. RESOLUTION 1-2013 Approval of the 2013/2014 budget submitted. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Jacobsen to approve the budget. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. POOL LEASE RESOLUTION 3-2013 submitted for approval. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Spratt to approve 99 year lease. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. MORGAN stated there will be an Open House in the beginning of May. There will be memberships, family, single, etc. More information to come. Donations welcome. PARK BOARD report given by Leggio. Tennis court is in the works, as is the scoreboard. Jim Campin has resigned as Park Director submitted written resignation to Morgan, stating that he has moved to Underwood. He is sorry to leave Crescent but he must do what is right for his family. MAYOR SHEA would like to appoint Krista Smith as Park Director. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Anderson to approve the appointment. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. GALEN BARRETT/FIRE CHIEF reported that the City fire/rescue contract is being submitted. MOTION BY CLARK, seconded by Jacobsen to approve contract. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. Barrett also requested Resolution 2-2013 fire rates be approved. Dept. has been using 2001 rates until now and feel it is time to update. MOTION BY JACOBSEN, seconded by Clark to approve the new 2013 rates. Morgan, Jacobsen, Anderson, Spratt, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. PLANNING/ZONING reported that there will be a new building application next month for 1418 Golden Hills Dr. (Lot 21) MAINTENANCE reported that there were four early morning snows where he was busy plowing. Also has been doing painting, changing ceiling tiles in the community room. There is more work to do as far as lighting. MOTION BY ANDERSON, seconded by Clark to adjourn the meeting. Anderson, Spratt, Morgan, Jacobsen, Clark, all ayes. Motion carried. MEETING adjourned at 7:27pm
Crescent Volunteer Fire Department Minutes from 2/10/13 Submitted by Michell L. Bose, EMT-I The meeting was called to order at 12:20pm the following members were present: David Brannen, Randy Betts, Barb Boner, Katie Wiges, Kyle Gill, Ron Olson, Eric Hallagan and Craig Peterson. OLD BUSINESS: There will be a pancake feed next Sunday 2/17/13. There will be a work detail 6pm Saturday night before the pancake feed. Department T-Shirts are done. NEW BUSINESS: Fire reports need to be in the computer if 1585 is dispatched. You must do a NFIRS report. Reminder that March is EMT recertification month. If you are up for re-cert make sure that you get your paper work in. If anyone needs CEU’s Michell is teaching an EMT class at IWCC on Mon/Wed let her know if you need hours. There will be a Pott County meeting Wed. March 6, 2013 7pm at Jennie it will be a tour of the hyperbaric chamber. The meeting was adjourned at 12:50pm.
Congratulations to the CVFD Color Guard! For being asked to present colors at the CWS on June 20th.
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Lincoln Highway Centennial Celebration
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Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary for the Lincoln Highway!
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In Loving Memory
Arlan Richard Hildreth, age 80, Underwood, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the V.A. Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Arlan was born May 13, 1932, in Pisgah, Iowa, to Charles and Nina Cruise Hildreth. He served in the US Navy from 1950-1954, which included two years in Guam and a member of the Airedale’s. Arlan was united in marriage to JoAnn Erixon on September 25, 1953, in San Diego, Calif., and to this union children Arla Jo, Chuck, Brad and Cliff were born. Arlan was the General Superintendent for the Scoular Company retiring in 1986. Memberships included Underwood Lutheran Church, American Legion and VFW. Arlan was a longtime volunteer for the Underwood Fire Department and was an avid golfer. He is preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, JoAnn, of Underwood; daughter, Arla Jo Clausen and husband, Greg, of Underwood; sons, Chuck Hildreth and wife, Teresa, of Crescent, Iowa; Brad Hildreth and wife, Becky, Cliff Hildreth and wife, Pam, all of Council Bluffs; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; brothers, Joe and wife, Dorothy; Royce and wife, Elaine; Bernard and wife, Doris; sisters, Janice Conery and Sandy Tucker; nieces and nephews.
This photo was found on Ancestory.com with other details of the McMullen family. The home still exists but looks quite different. It is located across the street from Meyer Automotive on the northeast corner of the highway. The porch has been gone for years and it’s now painted brown. It was built in 1897 on what was several acres of farm ground. There were many out buildings and a big red barn where the two houses to the east now stand. The name of the woman holding the baby is not mentioned. According to the abstract the land was originally owned by Mary Butler then purchased by a McMullen in 1897, then back to Butler in 1915 then to A.W. McMullen in 1926. Since then, it’s been owned by Green’s, Myers’, Ferris’ and Mocha’s. It is now owned by Gary Brown. u
I wanted to let you know the snow removal this year has been greatly appreciated. I’m sure it’s not easy for Craig to drive out from C.B. (twice Sunday) through snow packed roads. It’s nice to know the roads will be clear before 6 a.m. (usually by 4 a.m.) for morning commutes. His past years have been just as good but I neglected to thank him for his excellent service. —Sincerely, Jim Beck u
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Kearney by June 30. What that means to us is that many visitors will pass by, stopping for food, gas and fun or just to photograph any and all things that interest them. We too, can join in the celebration by showing our support by displaying Lincoln Highway signs and even waving and cheering as groups of cars, trucks and vehicles of all sorts and ages pass along their way. The main benefits of this Centennial year’s events are to educate folks about our famous highway and its historical significance, to increase tourism in every community along its route, thus deriving nationwide economic benefits from its promotion, and to preserve, protect and interpret this most valuable national resource. Watch for more information as the summer approaches or Google The Lincoln Highway for much more on its history and significant contributions to the growth and development of our great nation. —Jerry Needham, Member, Lincoln Hwy Assoc & Crescent, IA resident
Shown above seated at the registration table at the Family Fun and Good Neighbor Day held by the Crescent, Iowa camp are Neighbors Grace McMullen and Lucille Sarratt, left and right, respectively, “Signing in” is Neighbor Dorothy Collins, state oracle, Crescent and to her right is Neighbor Joyce Thorp. Surrounding the table are, left to right, Mrs. Earl Stuart and Neighbors Helen Collins, Adelia Watts, Lorene Stuart, Ardell Wieman (partially hidden), Alice Oamek, recorder, and Georgia Frost, oracle. Special awards were presented to Neighbor Helen Collins and Junior Mindy Allen. Several other gifts were awarded to other contest winners. Honored guest for the event, which included a bountiful potluck picnic, was Western Iowa Supervisor Winifred E. Ahlquist, Honey Creek. Hot dogs were grilled by Neighbors Frost and Bertha McIntosh, vice oracle, and Dorothy Dewaele, receiver. Neighbor Mary Collins, past oracle, was general chairman for the event, and was assisted by Neighbors Stuart and McMullen. Neighbors Stuart and Wieman served on the entertainment committee and were in charge of games and contests for the children.
Mayor’s Corner It’s finally spring! Save Saturday, April 27, 9am-Noon, for our Annual Clean Up Day for our community. Meet at the firebarn by 9am and let’s spread out and clean our ditches, parks, and anything else anyone needs help with. At noon we will have a community picnic at the Veterans/ Lincoln Hwy Park. If you cannot help, please come to the picnic, have lunch and catch up your neighbors. We have a great community, enjoy it! While we are on the subject of the Veterans park, most everyone saw the roof was in disrepair on the picnic shelter. The roof was damaged Aug.18, 2011 with the hail storm. We got insurance money to repair the damage. It was hard to get someone to repair it. Tom Liston installed it for free the first time, he was busy this past year, and got some time in Feb, the material was under ordered by Menards, and had to wait for the order to come in. In the meantime winter was back with a fury. Wind ripped a couple of pieces of the roof. It finally warmed enough to finish the project. Notice of the cupola on top, it has been in storage since the hail storm. I think it looks nice! We plan to build a restroom, like the ones at Hitchcock park campgrounds this spring. That should help make it a more useful park for everyone. Please use our parks! Next is the strategic plan for our city. In May I would like to host a meeting to gather your ideas for our city’s future. Be thinking of things you’d like to see in Crescent so you can present them. If you don’t participate you shouldn’t complain. After some recent break-in’s, it has been suggested that we look into a Neighborhood Watch Program. If there is enough interest we could ask the Pott. County Sheriff’s office to help us. This community does not need or want this type of crime. We all live here and like to feel secure in our homes and community. Please think about it and let me know. The next thing is a “Chamber of Commerce”. I would like to ask if there is interest in this? There is very high interest in our area and it would be good to have a group to help with this. Remember, the next Crescent Auxiliary Breakfast is April 21st. This volunteer group works hard to put these on and raise funds for our volunteer fire department. If you haven’t been to one, it’s $6 for a good breakfast. You’ll meet the volunteers and enjoy talking with your neighbors. It will make you feel good about living in this community. —Brian Shea
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We want to start, this month, with congratulations to Mike Harmon who was nominated for the Friend of Young Children Award, which is given yearly by the Southwest Chapter of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children. He did not receive the award, though he certainly got our vote. As they say, at the Academy Awards, it’s an honor just to be nominated. Our preschool curriculum, this month, has focused on nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Thanks to television and computers, many preschoolers are not as familiar with them as you might think. One boy told us he knew the story of the Gingerbread Man. “ He got stuck in the snow with penguins.” Who knows where that came from? But we assume kids grow up with a general knowledge of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, and often they don’t. We read, sang and acted out nursery rhymes. We even wrote our own nursery rhymes and put them in a book. We read The Gingerbread Man and made cookies. We read Hansel and Gretel and made candy-covered houses from graham crackers. The Three Bears calls for porridge, which we decided was oatmeal. If you decide to read some fairy tales and nursery rhymes to kids, you’ll find you may have to edit as you go. Most of them were, originally, written for adults and can be rather “grim”. Last month, we said we were hoping to take the school-agers to the library. However the snow came, and the library closed. So we didn’t get there. We are hoping to take them to Lauritzen Gardens during spring break. Surely, it will have stopped snowing by then! On Friday, April 19, we will have our annual open house and picnic. Though the “picnic” will be inside. We’ve been chased in by the weather too often. The time is 5:00 to 7:00. Any and all are invited to stop by. We will have activities that families can do together. If you are interested in seeing our site or getting information about CECC, this would be a good time to do so. Our open house is part of a national celebration of the Week of the Young Child designated by the NAEYC as a time to educate the public about the care and education of young children. The Southwest chapter of IAEYC wil have a booth at the Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, April 27. It will be held at Thomas Jefferson High School from 9:00 to noon, and will have activities and treats for families and kids. Anyone with kids is invited to attend. If you, or anyone you know, is thinking of sending your child to CECC for our summer program, we have a deadline this year. Because of staffing and budget issues, we will have to know by May 1st how many kids to plan for. So please contact us by that date. You can stop by, call or e-mail cecckids@ aol.com, but do let us know. We hope to have a fun and educational summer, but we need to know how many kids to plan on. The summer program begins May 29th because the C.B. schools have added a day at the end of the year as a snow make-up day. Hopefully that’s the last one!
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Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue more than twice as much as to any other single color.
Humans are the only primates that do not have pigment in the palms of their hands.
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PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID CRESCENT, IA PERMIT NO. 02