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Hawarden Independent (Newspaper) - March 26, 1992, Hawarden, Iowa Chamber Coffee Chamber Coffee will be held at 10 this Friday and will be hosted by Gubbrud and Haugland at Central Physician Dm Call The Physician on Call this weekend is the emergency number to call in Sioux County is March Iowa Volume 111 Issue 45 WS School Districts Financial Status Blamed For Staff Reductions The West Sioux School Districts present financial condition was blamed for the staff reductions made at a meeting of the Board of Education March Interim Superintendent Jon Milts made a recommendation to make staff due to budget His recommended cuts included one Hawarden first grade one secondary math one high school English position reduced to half secondary library aide reduced to half eliminate summer band one assistant football all elementary coaching and the school nurse position reduced to half Board president Jan Cain then asked the principals to respond to each Elementary principal Arvin Kitchenmaster explained that the first grade class would be divided into two classes with about 18 students in each Middle school principal Marlin Hansen reassured the that by eliminating the secondary math posi there would be no curriculum just more students in each class with a maximum of 26 per The high school math instructor would also assist at the middle school The high school librarian and ele mentary librarian plus study hall teachers would assist with the middle school library At the high teaching as would be shifted to com for the reduction in the English With the elimination of summer band music instructors would WS Board Approves Long Range Maintenance Goals The West Sioux Board of Education approved a long range maintenance during the boards regular meet March Before taking action on the list of the board decided that the list should be reviewed annually or period ically throughout depending on Maintenance projects will be done if and when funds are The goals are as follows window replacement in all buildings chimney repair at the middle school middle school doors close upper windows at Hawarden elementary repair track floor tile at Hawarden elementary flu lighting at high school cover east entry at Ireton center replace steps and sidewalks at Ireton center paint outside of Hawarden elementary replace lighting on middle school stage paint hallways at high school playground equipment at both elemen tary buildings improve security light ing at Hawarden elementary fix high school locker rooms new fans and spruce up rooms in all build high school rooms are throw out old re placement of home economics and agriculture equipment cover entry way on north side of Hawarden ele mentary fix bathroom soap buildings carpel audito rium and curtains for high school stage gym fans ai high school close in for library room new speaker ai high school gym and auditorium remodel or high school trophy cases and replace high school Contracts And Resignations Approved The board approved contracts for David Meiske as junior high girls track coach and Monte Tilgner as assistant high school baseball They also accepted resignations from Diane Betzolt as first grade in and Denny Peters as girls bas head coach and junior high football Peters had been in in coaching girls basketball for the past 19 Athletic Activity Admission Prices Discussed Athletic Marlin Hansen presented figures on Con ference athletic admission prices and War Eagle Conference The conferences are contem plating increases in the admission prices for next year to raise additional monies to fund athletic Hansen recommended that the prices be increased to for students and for adults for War Eagle events at West Hansen told the board that what one school in the conference the rest will also take the same The board agreed with the price increases and directed Hansen to review the increases with other conference schools and bring back their response to the Hansen also discussed charging admission to Softball and baseball The conference does not charge for the events and in the War Eagle the charge is Hansen would like to charge admission to generate funds for The board gave their con Other Business In other the board ap proved a prorated salary agreement for Neil Moritz to begin his duties June 1 as Approval was given to the 199293 Chapter I The second reading was held on the kindergarten entrance on in each build ing were given by be allowed to use the school facilities to provide private As athletic Hansen staled there are not enough participant in the football program to justify three assistant Elementary basket ball and wrestling programs would be eliminated bul Hansen hoped pro grams could continue through teer efforts and cooperation of par Cain stressed her concern with the cut in school nurse hours and how to maintain the same quality health pro The administrators assured her that they would discuss tional methods with the school nurse to make sure no programs would be but possibly shifted to other Both administrators again stressed there would be no curriculum program The entire board showed a great concern that the reductions would not result in curriculum Mitts solicited the entire West Sioux staff for other cost cutting and staff reduction He received comments from several staff members and advised the board of their com The board is also in the progress of developing an early retirement pro gram as a cost cutting Open enrollment and a percent cutback in state funding are two major factors contributing to West Siouxs fi This West Sioux had 15 stu dents transfer out of the district through open enrollment and eight transfer The district pays tuition for each student in open The cut in state funding totaled ap proximately Drivers Urged To Obey School Bus Warning Devices The Hawarden Police Department asks all drivers to please obey school bus warning devices at all It appears that recently there have been a number of violations of this The safety of many young lives is of major When a school bus is stopped with its stop sign arm out and red flashers all vehicles must stop and remain stopped until the stop sign is retracted and flashers are turned It appears that many drivers feel they must sim ply stop and then This is not legal and action will be taken on who violate this DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS APRIL Longtime Sports Editor Departs Longtime sports Floyd Bud age of died from cancer March at Marian Health Center in Sioux Kemper served as the sports ed for The Independent and The Ireton Examiner for more than 20 His stories were evident of his love and dedication to the West Sioux Falcons and were well read by many sports Funeral services were held at March at Pauls Lutheran Church in with the Perry Schefelker Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Ceme tery in under the direction of the Funeral Pallbearers were Mike Ryan Tom Devin and Jim Honorary pallbearers were De Dennis Mike Winter AI Van Jim Van Gary Larry Greg Kevin Steve Chuck and Todd Kemper was born June 1940 at the son of Henry and Iva Mae Taylor He graduated from Hawarden High School in He was employed at Browns let in In he began working at Jacks Feed now known as G S in where he continued to work until ill ness forced him to retire in August of He served with the United States during the Vietnam Along with his he was also part owner of the Ireton He had served on the Ireton City Council and for many years was the secretary for Pleasant Hill He was a member of Pauls Lutheran Church and the Bertram Post in He also served on the West Sioux Educational Ireton Economic Development Com Ireton Planning and Zoning Commission and Ireton Fire He was a member of the Ireton Historical Ireton Swimming Pool Steer ing West Sioux Athletic Booster Ireton Booster and the Ireton Softball He was instrumental in founding the Ireton Pee Wee Baseball and co founded the Little Falcon Wrestling For many he was also the statistician for the West Sioux Baseball Survivors include two brothers and their William and Michele Kemper of and David and Dianna Kemper of Sioux three Mose Marlys Hendricks of Vernold Dorothy Olson of and Merlyn Charlene Newman of eight nephews and six
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