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Past News From The Files Of The Paullina Times


20 years ago - 1999

Volunteers needed to assemble new playground equipment at city - HELP WANTED: Volunteers committed to the betterment of the community of Paullina and willing to help in the creation of a colorful, exciting, and safe playground for area children. If you are age 9 to 99, you are needed for the installation of the new $30,000 multi-activity playground unit in the City Park. Construction is slated for Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19.

Construction underway on new gas station/convenience store - Construction of a new local business - a gas station / convenience store / eating establishment - is underway at the corner of Clark Street and Highway 10. The Paullina Farmers Cooperative Company is the owner and Coop manager Dan Forey said it is anticipated that the project will be completed by August 1. He said that one of the major goals of the Farmers Cooperative Board of Directors in constructing the gas station / convenience store is to keep the profits generated by the business within the local area. The 44 ft. b y 60 ft. building will sit in the southeast portion of the lot. Diesel pumps will be situated on the north side of the store and gas pumps covered by a canopy will be located west of the building. The store hours will likely be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight. The fuel pumps will be accessible 24 hours a day with a local card or 12 other major credit cards.

80™ BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE: Please join us for an Open House celebrating the 80th birthday of Eileen McCleerey Dawson on Monday, May 24, 1999 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Countryside Estates Clubhouse; 3009 Lilac Lane; Sioux City, Iowa (highway 20 Bypass to Morningside Avenue. Turn left, cross the bridge, turn right on Four Seasons, turn right to Lilac Lane). Cards may be sent to Eileen at 3009 Lilac Lane, #34, Sioux City, IA 51106-5601. No gifts, please. We hope to see you there.

30 years ago - 1989

Graduation prayer decision is! not overturned - Despite support from students, parents,--politicians, over 400 concerned citizens and the Paullina Community school board, the request to have prayer at graduation .failed to gain a motion at Monday night's school board meeting. Board members held firm to their previous decision that the personal liability exposure was too great at this time. The prayer controversy stems back to a decision by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The decision in Stein v. Plainwell Community Schools said that the content of .the prayers was found to be objectionable. The Paullina community with its strong Christian background was represented at the meeting by a cross-section of citizens.

Cold weather hits area during planting season - Fanners planting corn last Saturday morning were probably wearing winter coats due to the record low 26 degree temperatures. Cold weather is just one of the many things that area farmers have been fighting this spring. Last fall this county fared better in crop yield than many other Iowa counties.

40 years ago - 1979

Chlorinator Malfunction Colors Water - The chlorinator at the municipal water plant malfunctioned Monday night and pumped an excessive amount of chlorine into the water system. This broke rust and magnesium loose in the mains, causing the brown colored water Apparently only the south part of Paullina was affected by this malfunction and not every house had the water problem.


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