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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - April 13, 1984, Le Mars, Iowa Department of History & Archives 7222 Des 50319 m AM la 50319 ' Lc Sentinel Friday Iowa's only completely local daily newspaper Le Iowa - April 13, 1984 112th No. 75 25 Cents Dully 1 Snowiest March stressful and costly By Iowa Newspaper Assn. State Climatologist Paul Walte says March weather for most Iowans was stressful and Waite said this was Iowa's snowiest March since 1965 and the coldest since 1975. Temperatures averaged about 5 degrees colder than normal and snowfall exceeded 14 inches to total nearly twice the normal 2 women knocked down in crosswalk Two Sioux Center women were listed in good condition at Floyd Valley Hospital Friday morning after they were hit by a pickup while walking in a Le Mars downtown Central Ave. Thursday Cynthia 66, and Grace De-Boer 62, were crossing in front of Pretty Plus when they were hit bv a pickup driven by Leo 83, of The two women were thrown to the Bransten suffered cuts and bruises on her head and upper DeBoer suffered an arm Gengler was charged with failure to yeild right of way to pedestrians in the Minor car fire Minor fire damage was done to an Iowa Department of Transportation car Friday DOT Darwin who is also a Le Mars the blaze which started in catalytic A call for help was cancelled before fire trucks left the Update Big Sioux Prolonged rain over ground will cause more Big Sioux River flooding at Akron and A crest of 21.5 feet is expected Sunday at Akron where the crest last week was 19.71 Akron flood stage is 16 High water will remain for several days next Hawarden can expect a crest of 21 feet with flood stage 15 Conservation board Plymouth County Conservation via a conference telephone will hold a bid letting at 7:45 a.m. April 16, for a new 4-wheel drive pickup for maintenance Supervisors Plymouth County Supervisors will meet Monday at the court Agenda includes canvass of Le Mars Centel election 9 county officials 9:30 Dale to discuss work to be completed before computer arrives 10 county engineer Tom Rone 11 Blue Cross utilization report 11:30 Marge report on Merrill library 1 county attorney J. Michael Dull 2 p.m. Ducks Unlimited An organizational meeting of Ducks Unlimited will be held at 7 April 17, at the First National Bank meeting Plans for the fall Ducks Unlimited banquet will be Public is 4-H horses The 4-H horse project meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 16, will be lield at the Woodbury County Fairgrounds tri-state roping instead of at the Bob Schumacher Special Olympics Special Olympics at Sioux City have been postponed to April 28, because of poor track Thirty persons at the Plymouth County Activity Center will take part. Cloudiness was from 15 to 30percent greater than Cloudy days averaged 22, clear days averaged 4 and the remaining 5 days were partly Measurable precipitation averaging 12, totaled 20 percent greater than Conversely sunshine was depressed as much as 45 percent less than normal in the cloudier north and western parts of Heating requirements during March were 16.5 percent greater than Waite said the present heating season 1 through March 3D is about 6.4 percent greater than normal and compared to last year's son is some 18.3 percent greater .At the end of March the heating season is normally 90 percent he March was also notable for wintry blowing snow was reported in northern Iowa an average of 5 glaze was observed in all parts of the state upward to 7 days in the snow cover was frequent and temperatures were rarely The warmest day over most of Iowa was the 15th with the highest reading of 64 degrees at Keosauqua and a reading exceeded in all Marches since 1915 excepting 1965 and 1931, which tied the low maximum of 1984. In northwest Sibley reported their warmest March reading at 46 de- grees on the 25lh. coldest uav was the 9th and in the east the with several localities reporting daily record minimum Rock Rapids and Cresco measured 15 degrees below zero on March 9. The liquid equivalent precipitation averaged some 10 percent less than normal despite the abundance of ice pellets and evaporation was less than usual and the abundance of soil moisture created Photos Deborah Simon Passersby try to shield a Sioux Center woman from drizzling rain after she was hit by a pickup while walking in a Central Ave. crosswalk Two women were knocked to the Patrolman Everett Collier listens as witnesses what Chiefs pension in 8 years By Deborah Simon Wilbur who resigned as police chief will be eligible for a annual pension in eight Under police pension fund any policeman who has served 15 years is eligible to receive a pension at age 55. Petersen was a Le Mars policeman for 20 The state formula for determining a policeman's pension is 15122s of one naif of the average salary during the last three years on the force at year 15. Each year the policeman is eligible for more of his up until 22 years on the force when he receives the maximum amount Under that Petersen will be eligible for 20/22s based on his 20 years with the Each year the city puts a amount in the pension based on an actuarial study which determines how much be needed if every eligible member of tine department Last vear the city contributed to the Policemen also contribute 3.1 percent of their salaries to the City Administrator Jim Payne estimated Le Mars policemen contributed between and last The police retirement board must determine if a policeman has served the required 15 years before granting a pension Photo Jolene Stevens Showcase Spectacular Inc. plays host Friday and Saturday to an expected 1,500 customers and suppliers at a in the Le Mars Koenig Awaiting the early arrivals morning at the invitation only event are Dick product and Lorraine national accounts Product exhibits manned by suppliers and personnel offer a wide selection of product Current police pension board members are tne police policemen Lawrence Stengel and Dennis city clerk Bev Langel and citizen members Gary Jerry and The only policeman drawing from the fund currently is retired patrolman Lee Widows of two former police Mrs. Fay and Mrs. Joe also receive pensions from property tax revenue because their husband's were on the force before the pension fund was set up by the Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Terpenning recieve a quarter of the chief's current salary as their Fair board sees squeeze for new exhibit building Plymouth County Fair Board night agreed to take bids for possible construction of a new facility lor commercial exhibits and 4-H and and arts exhibits at the Ray fair board said final decision on the project will depend on bids to be opened at the May board McNaughton said board members see tlie need for new facilities to house a growing number of commercial exhibits ana to provide a better mix of exhibits to increase traffic flow through the exhibit The building under McNaughton is a 60-by-14lMbot metal pole building if an acceptable bid is could be completed in time for this year's McNaughton acknowledged construction of an additional building could stretch the budget and mean borrowing money for some of the project He gave no estimate of cost The project would put fair board office expansion on hold. License examiners Iowa Driver License examining station in Le Mars will close at April 20. when the courthouse The Sheldon examining station will be open from 2 to 5:25 frequent muddy Stream were high and standing water was often Soil moisture reserves in the top 5 feet of soil totals from 9 to 12 inches in almost all parts of the an abundance rarely Soil frost went out of the soils in the south and east during but remained in northwest through most or all of March before going Employees call Stead's raise blatant Western Hills Area Education Agency employees began a protest Thursday ot the pay raise granted agency Administrator Vance Stead and announced they will ask the hike be At a news employee representative David president of the agency's Professional Staff called Stead's increase out of He said it represented when compared to raises awarded workers - 12 percent less than Read's raises since Stead's from to was unanimously approved bv board members March 19. Stead and board of directors members were attending a state board meeting Thursday and were unavailable for is a former superintendent of Le Mars Community He also battled with Le Mai's teachers about salaries while receiving for When asked if the protest was evidence of a against Stead by PSA. and Associate Professional Staff Association Hassenstab acknowledged a certain amount of friction between the administrator and the Stead and the em- gloyee groups have not maintained the est of relations for a number of he citing contract disputes as the Hassenstab and APSa President Kay Fritz also are challenging Stead's monthly car which say he is granted during his paid vacation each The employee representatives were critical of the way Stead's wage increase was handled bv board Hassenstab motion to raise the salary and approval both took the same meeting 14 Photo Deborah Sinion 100th birthday Henrietta Null will celebrate her lOOth birthday April 15, with cake for all Plymouth Manor Retta lived on a South Dakota farm until she was 94 when she moved to the of Le Ma rs for four yea She has lived at Plymouth Manor for the last two She holds a White House birthday card signed by President
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