Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1994, Estherville, Iowa Daily Spirit Classified Days - Up to 20 Classified Page for cloudy 80s 60s likely on Thursday 60s to SEVENTH IOWA - 712-362-2622 - 35 CENTS - AUGUST 3,1994 - VOL. 123 - NO. 165 percent say farming relies too much on of farmers want fewer Six out of ten farmers agree farming relies too heavily upon chemical and 61 say modern fanning relies upon insecticides and 30 percent of the respondents to the 1994 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll disagreed with those said Paul Iowa State University Extension rural sociologist and director of the Iowa farmers appear to be less concerned about the reliance upon pesticide use than they County begins with - CD Farm Service of Spencer will take possession of the tire shop and the structures business grain of Quad County Farm Service as of August 3. The announcement was made by Ed general manager of CD Farm Farm Service will take control of the L.P. and petroleum business of Quad County FS at a later Stokes The petroleum located mainly in will remain under die Quad County FS name until that fe maintaining the personnel in structures Stokes announced late last will have a secretary at the tire shop will be hired this and we will employ some of the personnel out of Kossuth added that CD Farm Service iwill service Emmet and Kossuth counties out of the County FS stockholders voted July 5 in favor of company The of directors recommended liquidation to prevent further business needs to be maintained in the Stokes has been a great deal of support for the tire shop and the structures as well as the LP and petroleum Farm Service has main offices in Satellite offices are located in and Spirit ALMANAC DATE 3, 1994 IS day is the 215th and the U taf On this day in 1923, fallowing the death of Warren CaMn Coolidge was sworn in as 30th president of the United States by his a notary TODAY'S Rupert Brooke Delores Del Rio Leon Uris is 70; Tony Bennett is 68; Martin Sheen is 54; John Lands is 44; Marcel hockey is 43. On this day in 1921, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Landis refused to reinstate the Chicago Implicated in the despite their acquittals in a noticed that nothing I never said has hint Calvin 1891, more than 5.4 inches of rain Ml on Philadelphia in under three CHANNELS Between last quarter 30) and new moon ENTERPRISE asked the same questions in a 1989 Iowa Farm and Life In 1989, 78 percent thought farming relies to much on insecticides and and 76 percent believed too much chemical fertilizer was being Lasley said the decline in the level of concern during the past five years may be due to increased attention to reduce pesticide and chemical fertilizer In the last five farmers have become attuned to reducing these inputs for environmental and cost control percent reported that of sustainable would help maintain ' nation's natural and 47 percent think fanners would use * more sustainable fanning methods if more research was attitudes about sustainable agriculture have changed very little in the past few The 1994 poll showed 6) parent agreed it would result in improved soil conditions with 65 percent in 1989), 59 percent thought it would lower production costs in 1989), and 65 percent of the respondents believed it would improve environmental conditions percent in 1989). Only 31 percent thought sustainable agriculture would result in higher but that is up from 25 percent in 1989. data generally show that farmers are increasingly aware of the benefits of sustainable Lasley have been employing various practices to reduce commercial fertilizer and pesticide fanners have not changed their Franzen Brothers Circus is with two shows scheduled for at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. under the Big Top at the Emmet County Wayne Amos Nelson and Okha the elephant drew a by Ron to the eastside plaza parking lot yesterday afternoon for free elephant rides sponsored by The crowd seemed to have an equally good time feeding Okha her favor fresh seeks engineer for waste water collection DAVID SWARTZ Staff Armstrong City Council its work with the Community Development Block Grant program for improvement in the city's waste water collection system at its regular meeting Monday of the Northwest Iowa Planning presented a letter that will be sent to firms or individuals interested in serving as engineer for the project and them to submit their approved the letter with the qualifications for the project engineer with criteria as presented in the listed in order of city of Armstrong's familiarity with the familiarity with Ae city's waste collection experience in the design and construction of waste water collection knowledge of all applicable legal regulatory to projects of this experience working under the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant program for similar availability and capability of staff to perform this and the firm's geographic location in relation to firm or individual selected to serve as engineer will be responsible for developing all necessary drawings and and for that all plans and specifications meet all applicable legal and regulatory other a resolution to increase housing units for the Northwest iowa Regional Housing units was approved by council The units divided as 30 10 units and 10 closed the council discussed the lawsuit by Darwin and Vanetta Bunkofske and Maxine all of for much in recent Seventy-six percent use soil testing moderately or up two percent since 1989. Fifty-four percent of the formers used animal manure and 17 percent used plant legumes moderately or heavily results showed 55 percept and 56 percent 52 percent used crop rotations up from 44 percent in 1989. Sixty-eight percent of farmers use mechanical cultivation moderately or while 83 percent used mechanical Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is funded by ISU Extension and the Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment The purpose of the conducted since 1982, is to ask views on a variety of rural and agricultural This year's survey of 3,498 randomly selected farm operators was mailed in and 2,030 responses were for a response rate of 58 review sharing reorganization is TRAVIS - The Estherville and Lincoln Central school meeting in reviewed the recently completed first year of a sharing agreement between the two districts ' and discussed the possible reorganization of the time frame was set for combining the districts and no decision was made to proceed with a but for both need to be taken by November of 1995 for a reorganization to become effective by the 1996-1997 school current whole grade sharing agreement expires after the 1995-19% school board member Steve Pritts tax issue will be the toughest one to deal persons in the LC district enjoy a tax rate of per a rate that falls in the est 10 percent in the by has a rate of almost per placing it in the top 10 percent in explained that Estherville doesn't spend more than other districts its size but has a small tax one that has decreased by almost half from about 15 years said a lot of people living in the LC district would not want to pay higher taxes ttat come if the two districts the public or the Estherville board can initiate a both Hutchinson and Estherville board president Paul expressed that the final decision should come from the LC turn to 2 selects new recycling RON in Estherville will have a new contractor for its curbside collection of recyclable following city council action Monday pickups in the residential collection which began three years have been performed under contract with the city by of operated by city councilman Joe was the low bidder on the contract in 1991, for a three year the contract was to expire this year and in accordance with general council advertised for bids on the project this past June and four proposals were initially for terms from three to six with differing additional terms and proposals for a fixed term of three years with no adjustments were requested and received from the four original bid was received from Troy Montandon of Estherville at a followed by at a of Mankato at a month and H H Recycling of Spirit Lake at a the four all have experience operating a curbside recycling operation except for considerable discussion about concerns over the low lack of experience and what city turn to Page 2 sustained June 6, 1991, with the city's David Lester and engineer Neal Kuehl of Kuehl and Payer based in Storm But no action was request was made by Weber for funds or anything council could donate to the Armstrong Weber was hoping for a donation for a scholarship for a couple of families that cannot afford to send their kids to the but council determined not enough funds Geerdes responded to complaints of his six dogs and said he is attempting to get rid of. 3 or 4 of them within the next Branley brought concerns of car parking in the way of parade on the Fourth of mud and snow melt pushed into her and that school crosswalks need to before classes turn to 2 times announced for Estherville School Estherville Community School District has announced registration times for the Elementary and Middle School students beginning next school registration runs from August 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The new tour will be held on August 12, but only in the elementary students should register at the Demoney Elementary School students should register August 9 between 8 and 12 students should register the same day between 12 p.m. and 4 students should register August 10 and August 11 between 8 am. and 4 who can't register their children at the designated can register at another elementary school principal Gordon fees for the elementary this year are as Book fees are a activity tickets are School is yearly for school time and for 24 hour dentU insurance is the plans but extended dental accident insurance is milk tickets may be purchased at first day of school in the Estherville district will be August 29.