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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - February 23, 1976, Estherville, Iowa j. V Das 50?16 Newspaper For All Emmet County IL Y 105th 97 51334 FEBRUARY 23, 1976 15' Estherville's School Costs Lowest in Area Bicentennial Coins Sixth grade students in Mrs. Jim class at Graettinger made Bicentennial coins using aluminum foil pressed over string Showing coins which are on display in the front hallway from Darrell son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Lowell son of the Rev. and Mrs. O. J. and Cynthia daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Peton Jr. - Photo by Connie Davis from VA To Emmet Veterans DES MOINES - The Veterans Administration spent in Emmet County during the 1975 fiscal VA expenditures in Iowa totaled more than an increase of million over 1974. In Emmet the VA spent on disability compensation and pension checks to their GI educational and vocational rehabilitation and for GI insurance and Expenditures in Dickinson County totaled of which went for compensation and for vocational rehabilitation and for insurance and Clay County expenditures totaled of which went for compensation and for vocational rehabilitation and for insurance and Kossuth County VA expenditures were the highest in the totaling Of went for compensation and for vocational rehabilitation and for insurance and Palo Alto County expenditures totaled of which went for compensation and for vocational Bedell's Office To Visit Gruver GRUVER - Congressman Berkley Bedell's mobile office will be in Gruver from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Swea City from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 4. said the traveling office will allow persons to register views on current issues and to seek assistance with cutting government red me know how you feel about the issues coming up in Congress by stopping at the mobile Bedell I must be in but a member of my staff will be operating the office and will be in constant touch to let me know your Offer Free Rides to Vote ESTHERVILLE - The American Association of University Women is offering free rides to the polls for Tuesday's school bond Persons needing a ride to the polls are asked to call the Estherville Chamber of rehabilitation and for insurance and The largest portion of the state VA went for disability and pension said Bob director of the VA Regional Des Approximately million provided GI for Iowa veterans and million went toward VA hospital and regional office The remainder was spent for GI insurance and direct home and construction and related As of June 30,1975, the VA estimated a total of veterans lived in Of approximately 97,000 served the Vietnam about 65,000 were veterans of the Korean 166,000 served during WWII and 17,000 during Another 41,000 served during the period between the Vietnam and Korean ESTHERVILLE - The Estherville Community School cost per pupil is the lowest in the 28 schools that compose Area Education Agency 3, according to figures released by the Iowa State Comptroller's Estherville's per pupil cost is compared with a state per pupil Per pupil costs at neighboring v schools are in at at Lincoln at at and at CITING THE CURRENT low pupil Superintendent of Schools Perry Uhl said that approval of the proposed replacement of the Lincoln Elementary School would not result in operating costs for the school He added that the district's budget for the past year did show a increase because of requirements mandated by the state The legislature required that the schools completely assume the burden of special which meant of new teachers to be paid from the school district's Other increases resulted because the old county boards of education were phased out and school districts were forced to assume the costs of programs previously funded by the county UHL COMMENTED THAT enrollments are not declining in the lower elementary but are holding He admitted that a decline in enrollments began about five years but that the enrollment has risen slightly since that of children through of four living in the school district that the current enrollment figures should hold steady throughout the next four He added that instead of the elementary schools showing a declining the Middle School and High School will be showing the small decline from five years ago as these students move up through the CONTRARY TO THE beliefs of Uhl added that certainly are no unused classrooms in any Lincoln students in the other elementary schools and at the Middle School would not be possible because there is no room at any of the other Currently about 755 students occupy the Senior High School 730 including two sections of fourth special education and fifth through eighth grades are housed at Middle 400 students are in the Rotunda Elementary which includes three sections each of kindergarten through fourth 180 including two sections each of kindergarten through third are at and McKinley houses about 100 students in grades kindergarten through THE ADDITIONAL taxation per if the bond issue is ranges from for a Wallingford residence to per year for a Estherville Increased taxes on area farms could range from per year for a acre farm in 12 Mile Lake Township to per year for a 160 acre farm in Ellsworth according to figures obtained from the Emmet County Assessor's Estherville's valuation per pupil is also the lowest in the 28 school according to the comptroller's The valuation per pupil is set at in the Estherville below the state Per pupil valuations in neighboring schools are in in in Lincoln in in Armstrong and in THE MILL AGE RATE for the compared with a 45.806 state average millage because of the low valuation per In Estherville schools the highest percentage of state aid of any of the 29 receiving 59.2 percent for the 1975-76 school The state average for school districts is 48.1 percent state Percentage of state aid received at neighboring schools are 14.4 percent at 14.4 percent at 14.7 percent at Lincoln 22.4 percent at 34.4 percent at Armstrong and 49.8 percent at - By CONNIE DAVIS Shows Certificate of Appreciation Mrs. Burr shows the certificate of appreciation she received from President Gerald The received by Mrs. Wright following Mr. Wright's recognized his years serving with the armed forces during World War 1. - Photo by Connie Davis Terril Man Honored Following His Death TERRIL - Following the recent death of Burr Mrs. preciation from President Gerald R. Ford for the service Mr. Wright had given during World War I. Mrs. Wright admitted that she was surprised to see the certificate because Mr. Wright saw no overseas action during that He was stationed in Little Ark. But she also admitted that she was pleased to receive the The certificate United States of America honors the memory of Burr C. This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless Formulating plans for the upcoming Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Estherville from escort Jolene Bonnie nurses Royalyn receptionists Linda typing and Linda all from Chairpersons not pictured include Dude Women Plan Red Cross Bloodmobile Visit Jean bag labelers and Gerri Physical Gilbert Mark and Julie donor The Bloodmobile will be at Holy Family Hospital in 1 to 7 p.m. March 30 and from 11:30a.mto 5:30 p.m. March 31. - Photo by Chuck consecration to the service of. our country in the Armed Forces of the Mr. Beef Grade Changes Begin WASHINGTON - New federal definitions for the quality of beef Americans buy go into effect meaning the steak you buy as meat may have been graded only last Under the new standards for and beef will to include meat with less marbling - or flecks of THE U.S. AGRICULTURE which had originally hoped to implement the new rating system almost a year says consumers won't be able to tell the difference in appearance or taste but that the changes will cut costs for keep retail costs down and cut down the amount of grain used to feed the cattle Americans the tenderest and most expensive of the four grades of beef commonly seen in retail stores is which comes from cattle pampered and fed grain during much of their particularly in the final few months before BEEF contains less marbling than and beef has less than is the fourth The new rules were initially planned for adoption last April 14, but they were delayed by court challenges from producers and including consumer groups which contended that shoppers would be charged higher prices for lower quality The last legal hurdle was cleared It's Estherville ESTHERVILLE - Terril and Estherville will meet for the second time in tournament action at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Details on how each team has fared against mutual opponents and each other on page 10 from 7 AM. to 9 at Emmet Co I
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