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 A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Press Release Michigan based author Bill Jamerson will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps at the Kalona Public Library on Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 pm.  The CCC’s worked with dozens of farmers in Johnson County on soil erosion control projects.  The presentation includes telling stories, singing original songs, showing a video clip and reading excerpts from his novel.  Jamerson has performed at dozens of CCC reunions around the countryand at CCC built national and state parks. The presentation is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of wit, strength and charm. 

 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal works program created in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine year run, 49,000 thousand young men served in Iowa. The enrollees were paid $1 a day with $25 sent home to their families each month. The money put food on the table for the families back home.  There was an average of 29 camps in operation in Iowa for each year including camps in Iowa City, Sigourney, Fairfield, Solon, and Mt Pleasant.  The money the CCC Boys spent in towns on the weekends helped keep merchants in business.

The CCC planted over 30 million trees in Iowa, built bridges, erected telephone poles, and constructed hundreds of miles of roads.  In southeast Iowa the number one job was working on farms

CCC's Iron Mike Statue photo: http://cefts.org/new/?p=359

CCC’s Iron Mike Statue photo: http://cefts.org/new/?p=359

repairing gullies, terracing hills, digging ponds, and soil conservation projects.  The CCC also stocked fish in rivers and lakes, repaired river banks, and fought forest fires. CCC Boys also built half a dozen state parks including Beed’s Lake, Lake McBride, Black Hawk State Park, Stone State Park, Lake Wapello, Lake Keomah, Gull Point, Fort Defiance, Ledges, Lacey Keosauqua and Clear Lake. The CCC built the lodges, bath houses, shelters, hiking trails, water fountains and also park furniture. The camps not only revitalized Iowa’s natural resources but also turned the boys into men by giving them discipline and teaching them work skills.

Jamerson’s book, BIG SHOULDERS is a historical novel that follows a year in the life of a seventeen-year-old youth from Detroit who enlisted in the CCC in 1937. He joins two hundred other young men at a work camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is a coming-of-age story of an angry teenager who faces the rigors of hard work, learning to cope with a difficult sergeant and fending off a bully.

Some of the songs Jamerson performs with his guitar include Franklin D., written by an appreciative CCC Boy. Chowtime, a fun look at the camp food. City Slicker, which tells of the mischief the boys create in the woods and Wood Tick is about the nicknames locals gave to the CCC. Tree Plantin’, Fire Fightin’ Blues is about the hardships of work out in the woods. The folk songs range from heartwarming ballads to foot stomping jigs.

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From http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/2013/05/

Along with a novel and CD of songs on the CCC, Jamerson has produced a PBS film, Camp Forgotten, which aired on 58 TV stations across the Midwest.  He will talk about enrollees he has met over the years and CCC projects he has visited. Former CCC’ers and their families are encouraged to attend and requested to bring photo albums and CCC memorabilia. For more information please call the library at 656-3501 or visit  Jamerson’s website at: www.billjamerson.com.

 

Please Note:

General information about the CCC can be found at http://www.ccclegacy.org/

Author available for interview at 906-4209-3100. Photos are also available on the PRESS page of the website.

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Visioning Committee Meeting

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Riverside Visioning Committee

agenda item of note: Election of President

April 9th 2015 at 6:00 pm at the River Room in City Hall.

 

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ERO Motorcycle Jamboree

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ERO Fundraiser Ride

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ERO Bluegrass in the Park

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ERO Ann. Patriot’s Run

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April Senior Dining Menu

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3/30/2015 Sheriff ‘s Report

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3/23/2015 1502186 10:41 ALL OTHER THEFT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTS MISPLACING HER PURSE THAT HAS HER CELL PHONE (BLACK TRACFONE) INSIDE OF IT. KEYS WERE ATTACHED TO IT. NO MONEY INSIDE. ONLY DL. PURSE IS BLACK LEATHER THAT SNAPS. STONE MOUNTAIN BRAND. DOCUMENTATION. IOWA DL ENTERED.

3/23/2015 1502196 17:52 FIRE CALLS

Agency: Fire

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

CALLER REQUESTS KALONA FIRE ASSISTANCE FOR A SMOKING WASHING MACHINE INSIDE OF A  RESIDENCE. || KAFD RESPONDED AND ASSISTED.

3/25/2015 1502233 12:48 INTIMIDATION/HARASSMENT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: AINSWORTH, IA 52201

Male subject BANGING ON THE DOOR WANTING INSIDE THE RESIDENCE. EARLIER HE HAD MADE THREATS TO female. VEHICLE IN THE DRIVEWAY, identified POSSIBLE PLATE #  AT 1258 HOURS 92-15 STOPPED THE VEHICLE AT HWY 218 AND G36. ARREST:Male from Ainsworth., AINSWORTH DOB: 04241995 (19) OFFENSE: CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

3/25/2015 1502234 12:58 TRAFFIC STOP SERIOUS

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: HWY 218 & 220TH ST AINSWORTH, IA 52201

VEHICLE STOP AT HWY 218 AND G36 ARREST: 27 year old male OFFENSE: DRIVING WHILE REVOKED

3/25/2015 1502239 17:06 ALL OTHER THEFT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTS HIS ATV WAS TAKEN WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION LAST SATURDAY WHILE HE WAS AT HIGHLAND HIDEAWAY HUNTING & THE SUBJECT WRECKED IT. 92-8 SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF THE DRIVER, WHO IS TRYING TO WORK IT OUT AMONGST THE INSURANCE COMPANIES. DOCUMENTATION FOR NOW.

3/25/2015 1502241 17:50 INTIMIDATION/HARASSMENT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: AINSWORTH, IA 52201

REPORTS SHE IS HAVING A PROBLEM WITH A FEMALE JUVENILE THAT IS IN HER DAUGHTER^S CLASS. JUVENILE HAS BEEN CALLING THE CALLER^S PHONE. SPOKE WITH THE CALLER. SHE HAS SPOKEN WITH THE OTHER JUVENILE^S PARENTS. DOCUMENTATION.

3/26/2015 1502251 8:26 INTIMIDATION/HARASSMENT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: AINSWORTH, IA 52201

CALLER REQUESTS TO SPEAK WITH A DEPUTY REGARDING INCIDENTS OF INTIMIDATION FROM A FAMILY IN AINSWORTH. || 92-15 SPOKE WITH THE DEPUTY REQUESTS DOCUMENTATION OF ONGOING SITUATION INVOLVING HER DAUGHTER AND ANOTHER GIRL AT SCHOOL. SCHOOL IS AWARE AND KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SITUATION. ALSO WANTED EXTRA PATROL DUE TO THE  MOTHER SHOWING UP AT THEIR HOME.

3/26/2015 1502274 21:37 WELFARE CHECK

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

MALE WALKING ALONG THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY. NO VEHICLES IN THE AREA. WEARING DARK BROWN COVERALLS. 92-7 LOCATED THE SUBJECT & GAVE HIM A RIDE TO AINSWORTH 4 CORNERS.

3/28/2015 1502311 9:08 ALL OTHER THEFT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTS VEHICLE DROVE OFF WITHOUT PAYING FOR $30.02 IN GAS. VEHICLE WENT WEST FROM CASEYS ABOUT 10 MINS AGO. DOCUMENTATION. MESSAGE WAS LEFT ON THE REGISTERED OWNER^S HOME PHONE–HE CALLED IN THE EVENING AND ADVISED HE WAS NOT IN RIVERSIDE AT ALL.

3/28/2015 1502312 11:09 FIRE CALLS

Agency: Fire

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTS A CONTROLLED BURN OUT OF CONTROL, HEADED TOWARD THE TIMBER. RIVERSIDE FIRE RESPONDED AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE.

3/28/2015 1502313 11:46 TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTS HER VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED WHILE PARKED IN ROW 9A AT THE RIVERSIDE CASINO. REQUEST A DEPUTY AS THE VEHICLE NEXT TO HER IS THE SUSPECT VEHICLE. SUSPECT VEHICLE WAS NOT INVOLVED. DOCUMENTATION ONLY.

3/28/2015 1502323 15:08 FIRE CALLS

Agency: Fire

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

REPORTED TO THE WASHINGTON FIRE HALL THAT HIS CONTROLLED BURN IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL. RIVERSIDE FIRE RESPONDED BUT WAS DISREGARDED BY THE CALLER. THE FIRE IS NOW CONTAINED.

3/29/2015 1502347 17:03 INTIMIDATION/HARASSMENT

Agency: Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Location: RIVERSIDE, IA 52327

RECEIVED A SUSPICIOUS CALL ON HIS CELL PHONE, REQUESTS TO SPEAK TO A DEPUTY. 92-9 RESPONDED. NO THREATS WERE MADE, CALLER ADVISED THE SUBJECT TO STOP CALLING HIM AND WILL REPORT TO THE SAFETY CENTER IF IT CONTINUES.

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Open Letter to…

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Hon. Mayor Bill Poch,

Based on a statement made in a recent email, to ask city staff to deny or exclude anyone information that is deemed public is illegal. This includes access to staff through questions, regardless the mode of communication.

Based on your statement,  it would be logical to assume any such action taken by office staff  (i.e., no response) would be in response to your request of them to deny or exclude.

Verum Apparatus Publications, LLC

 

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Proposed Gym Floor Designs

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Here are the proposed designs for the Highland High School gym floor previously mentioned in the recent school board post.

YMCA’s Marcus Hall told the board that the general playing surface is not able to reach the school’s requirements for their players. If the Washington County Riverboat Foundation (WCRF) grant is approved, tear up and disposal will need to be done prior to installation. The Booster club was able to provide matching funds in the amount of $6000 money and $6500 in the form of community impact (i.e., assistance in removal of the floor). The school District is also offering support in the form of $36,000.  For more info, click the ‘Grant Resolution’ above. Some of the costs ( See ‘Discussion/Action on WCRF Grant Resolution), Hall said, could be offset by fundraising, such as auctioning off segments of the floor.

 

 

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