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Past Files of The Paullina Times


January 24, 2019

20 years ago – 1999

Fund driver underway to renovate Paullina Golf Clubhouse - A drive is currently underway to raise about $25,000 to renovate the physical aspects of the Paullina Golf Clubhouse. Spearheading the effort are Chairman Kent Faust and Cochairmen Roger Bindner, Marty Weber and Vernon Fintel. According to Faust, about half of club members have been contacted to date and about one-third of them have responded. Faust estimated that $15,000 had been pledged or actually received to date. "That's about what we would expect at this stage of the campaign," Faust said.

Contractors delay new Community Room opening - In discussion Monday night, the City Council members voiced their displeasure over the fact that work still remains to be done on the new city office/community building. The community room cannot be made available for use by the public until the work is completed. "People want to know when they can use the community room," noted Clerk/Administrator Don Dawson. "What do I tell them?" Mayor Paul Struve suggested that the City contact the project architect and request his presence at the next council meeting to discuss the problem. The Council agreed. The Council also decided to inform the public that reservations for the community room will be taken beginning February 1 for dates after March 15.

A Valentine night out... - Mark your calendar and plan to spend a special Valentine Night Out! Kappa Theta Sorority is sponsoring a Champagne Dinner and Dance Saturday evening, February 13 at the Paullina American Legion Community Center.

30 years ago – 1989

450 people attend Farmer's Cooperative annual meeting - The Farmers Cooperative Company's 81st annual meeting was held in the Paullina jr. high gym last Saturday. A noon meal was served to 450 people. The business meeting was called to order by Board President Robert Puhrmann. He noted that 1988 had been tough on agriculture. The drought extended over a large portion of the nation. He was quick to note, "We are very fortunate to live in a pocket that got near normal rainfall."

City to get bids for new street lights - Two weeks ago, the Paullina City Council discussed at length the purchase of high pressure sodium lights for the entire community.. Samples of the lights can be seen burning on Main Street. At Monday night's meeting, the council approved asking for bids for the nearly 70 light fixtures. Clerk/Administrator, Don Dawson, got an answer to his question from last meeting on funds. The council can use money from the road use special assessment funds to pay for lighting. The council also approved Paullina's participation in a utility customer contribution fund plan called "Project Share." This state mandated project asks that all utility companies solicit and accept from customers of the utility contributions which will be used to assist low-income customers of the utility. The contributions may be paid monthly or at one time. Upper Des Moines Opportunity will provide the organizations for distribution of the funds.

40 years ago – 1979

Square Dances At Halftime of Game Friday - Square dancing will be the entertainment during half times at the varsity Basketball game her e on Friday night. The second grade youngsters will be performing during half time of the girls' varsity game and the sixth grade students will be square dancing during the halftime of the boys' game.

Movie at Library Saturday - A movie will be shown at the Paullina Library on Saturday , Jan. 20. Movie time is 2:30 and the movie will be "Flash Gordon". There is no charge for this service of the Paullina Library.


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