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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - January 23, 1976, Estherville, Iowa January Deadline For New Licenses ESTHERVILLE - Persons must purchase their 1976 license plates and stickers on or before Jan. 31, or face a five percent according to Jim Emmet County Blekfeld says that motorcycles and mobile homes are included in the Jan. 31 Jan. 30, is the final day the courthouse is open for the but Blekfeld said that all mail orders for new license plates and registrations would be honored if postmarked on or before Jan. 31. pickup date for failure to have new registrations will be March 14," Blekfeld now about 600 sales behind last year for auto Blekfeld adds in noting he expects long lines at the treasurer's office late next Iowa Cattlemen Elect John Greig President DES MOINES - John Greig of Estherville was elected president of the Iowa Association at its 76th annual convention in Des Moines Other officers elected included Schimmer of Latimer and Bob Anderson of vice Joe Feldman of and Wayne Anderson of Sheriffs Department Checks 127 Accidents ESTHERVILLE - One fatality and in damages were involved in 127 accidents investigated by the Emmet County Sheriff's Department during 1975. The fatality occurred on July 16 when Burt Edward Spirit was killed in a collision 3% miles west of Armstrong on Iowa Highway 9. In addition to the one there were 64 personal injuries in the 51 of which involved two or more cars and 76 single car The seven accidents reported during April was low for the year although they did include five personal February and September each had eight accidents and May with 16 and with 14 were high for the Emmet County Sheriff Richard Dahl also reported that the Sheriff's Department served 1,240 papers during the past compared to about 1,600 the previous we made more than 1,240 Dahl we had to make several trips to serve some of the papers when we were unable to locate Department A Des Iowa 50316 Official Newspaper For Ali Emmet County Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1 105th NO. 76 IOWA 51334 Re-Elect Whiti Chairperson JANUARY 23, 1976 15* ESTHERVILLE - Bob was re-elected as chairperson of the Emmet County Council of Governments during its Thursday night Tony was elected as vice chairperson and Steve was re-elected A solid waste disposal proposal from the city of was presented to According to a letter from Gailen O. Fairmont city the city of Fairmont would be willing to receive Emmet County's solid unshredded and at no if Emmet County would transport the waste to Fairmont is in the process of building a new solid waste treatment plant that can handle 150 tons of solid waste a Three Kolpin and and Jack were named to a committee to meet with Fairmont city officials to find out more about the process and potential costs They will report back at the next In other approved a Annual Meeting Monday ESTHERVILLE - The Estherville Industrial Development Corporation will elect directors during its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, at the Gardston President Dale Jacobson said that the will also hear a report on the past year's treasurer's report which listed a balance of for at the end of 1975; received an expenditure breakdown for the spent by during the past approved a raise for the secretary to an and heard a report that Theesfeld was replacing Ralph as a representative to from the Emmet County Board of Graettinger Council Names Committees GRAETTINGER - Dean Brobst was appointed mayor and Gilbert chief of police by Graettinger Mayor Alan Graettinger during the first regular council meeting for the 1976 newly elected In addition five other committees were designated to attend specific areas of interest in city which Community Protection Roy Merle Jensen and Avery Human Development Merle T. Dean Brobst and Merle Home and Community Environment Avery Roy Nissen and Merle Policy and Administration Dean Merle T. Hanson and Merle Natural Gas Merle Roy Nissen and Dean Merle T. Hanson will be the representative on the swimming pool board and Dean Brobst will be the finance Ringsted Students Crown Ted Riley row and Sue Olson row were crowned homecoming king and queen Thursday at Ringsted High Candidates for king back from Terry Allen Jeff and Ted In the same are the queen candidates including Vickie Terri Elaine and Sue Thursday was Hobo Day at Ringsted High School and the royalty came appropriately Tonight Ringsted will meet Burt in a homecoming doubleheader and a dance immediately after the game will climax - Photo by Ron Baldwin Utility Increases Prohibited to Limit DES MOINES - counties and other political subdivisions would be limited to a 6 percent budget growth under a approved for Senate debate by the Ways and Means Committee makes a mockery of the home rule said Sen. William the only member to vote against the measure approved 13-1. saying you can't raise your budget more than 6 percent while we - the state - are raising ours by 10 to 12 Gluba think we've acted in SEN. NORMAN committee set a public hearing for next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Senate chamber so local officials could comment on the the measure goes to State Government Committee because it would create a new state The chairman of that Eugene said he doubts it will take very long for his committee to send it to the Senate The would limit budget growth of the political subdivisions for the next two GOV. ROBERT RAY proposed similar legislation in his State of the State message as a way to curb increased property Without such local governments could raise property tax dollars collected from individuals - without raising millage rates - because of recent property revaluations ordered by the State Revenue Ray also suggested that a lay committee be appointed to study the whole area of property taxes and how local government should be The committee has not yet studied that The House Ways and Means Com- Presents Historical Map Kevin son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil rural presents the historical map of Emmet County which he made to Ivadell treasurer of the Emmet County Historical a student at Lincoln Central in has also made two similar maps which he has presented to Mrs. Robert for display i in the Ringsted museum and to Mrs. Emma for display in This which will be placed in the Emmet County j Historical Society museum in features points of interest J throughout Emmet - Photo by Connie Davis i Milford Man Faces On Appointment to DES MOINES - Special Senate hearings on reappointment confirmation of three members of the State Board of a are Ray said they start having hearings on all House Passes Two Bills Patching Election Laws DES MOINES - Two bills to patch up errors and technical flaws in a major revision of state election laws passed last year were passed by the Iowa House approved 68-19, would eliminate the requirement that persons using the new postcard voter registration form must sign it before a notary The passed 87-1, would make a number of technical But the House also tacked on an amendment to compromise a dispute over the time when the polls are to Both Gov. Ray Not VP Candidate DES MOINES Gov. Robert Ray says he is not a candidate for vice president but would consider the post if it were Commenting Friday after President Ford mentioned him and seven other Republicans as possible running Ray think that's very nice of I'm not a candidate for but I would certainly consider it if it were Ray said he had not talked with Ford about the possibility of joining the bills now go to the REP. RICHARD objected to further liberalizing the new postcard registration keep on spoon feeding the voters so that they don't have to make any effort to Drake He said the postcard registration form could be used for fraudulent such as proof of legal age to buy liquor and and county auditors would have no way to check on validity of the information supplied by the BUT REP. W. R. said he favors making it as easy for Iowans to vote as He said less than 38 percent of those eligible voted in the nation last spoon feeding is what we need to overcome then spoon feed we Monroe The time for closing the polls in any election was set last year at 9 an hour later than has been the case for many BUT THE HOUSE voted Thursday to provide an 8 p.m. closing for local nonpartisan elections while keeping the 9 p.m. closing time for state primary and general the we'll have a full time legislature in a Ray Hearings on the reappointment of and Regents Ray and are being The Iowa Higher Education Association told senators that hearings would be seen times these appointments have been cut up and down simply because they were Ray said in response to the Mrs. Petersen is a Republican while Shaw and Bailey are some of this business they go sometimes it's not easy to get competent people to Ray The governor said they are sometimes sharply questioned in confirmation hearings and take a lot of while Say Abortion Issue Dead WASHINGTON - Despite some intensive lobbying for a constitutional amendment banning both advocates and opponents of such a ban say there is no chance that Congress will approve such legislation this Thousands of antiabortionists from around the United States visited members of the House and Senate Thursday to urge support for such a But Rep. Albert a Minnesota Republican who has introduced one of the amendments pending in the said the issue is dead in the 94th Congress Budget Growth is currently studying variations of the same proposal and other methods to hold down local property tax OFFICIALS NOTED that whatever action taken must be done soon because local budgets must be certified in going to be a great benefit to local government to get it done and get it done said Sen. Roger The measure would limit the allowable growth of all political except for cities with populations of 500 persons or Officials said there are 493 Iowa cities with less than 500 but those residents make up only 2 percent of the state EXEMPTED FROM the 6 percent maximum growth would be federal interest on government money authorized in special elections and retirement and Social Security Most parts of school budgets would also be exempted as they are limited in other sections of the ' MUNICIPAL UTILITIES would be prohibited from increasing charges for heat or electrical power by more than 6 but could pass on extra fuel costs to If a city or county had an it could appeal to one of three appeal boards for an The board could then allow the political subdivision to increase its Emmet County Supervisors Public Pago 6
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