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‘Murder of Anna Weiss’ at Retired School Personnel

The Marshall County Retired School Personnel met at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Fisher Community Center.

President Carole Permar introduced Ted Kamatchus who presented the program telling about the “Murder of Anna Weiss,” a cold case from 1893 that had occurred nine miles northeast of Marshalltown. The case was never solved. Kamatchus presented information and slides about the case.

The meeting was called to order by Permar. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was led by Paul Thompson. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Barb Vana. The treasurer’s report was given by Permar. There were 32 members present and one guest.

Permar gave an IPERS report stating that the fourth quarter showed a 4.33 percent return on investments and this year to date, there was a 17.57 percent return. The trust fund is solvent and there is no action concerning IPERS in the Legislature at this time.

Memorial books have been purchased in memory of Liz Siemers and Bert Permar. “Bear is Awake,” a children’s book, and “All Over the Map” are in the Marshalltown Public Library at this time and are available to be checked out.

Thank you letters from students and staff at The Big House were passed around for members to see. Sue Garrels has consented to be the vice president in order to fill a vacancy. Officers will get together soon to work on updating the by-laws.

The social committee of Garrels, Wayne Gieselman, Cathy Hansen, Mary Travillian, Cindy Urhammer-Weuve was thanked for the luncheon and treats.

The next meeting will be March 16 and the program will be “What is a Railway Enthusiast?” and will be presented by Gieselman. The social committee for that meeting will be Agnes and Jerry Zeihan, Joy and Gary Bryant and Glenda Barton.

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