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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4 The Cedar Haplds (iaietlc: Tucs., Oct. 15, 197't Iowa Communities Cited DES MOINES Marble Hock. Hock- [ord, Rook Valley. Eldora. Clurinda and Sioux City wore named first-place winners Monday at the 1974 Iowa Community Uetter- nient banquet. Robert Ray presented awards to the top three communities in six population cate- gories. A number of Eastern Iowa communi- ties also received honors during the event. Ray also presented the Governor's Leader- ship awards to individuals or organisations from the 55 participating towns. They nom- inated the person or tjroup which contributed the most to the completion of their better- ment programs. Winning communities were chosen on the basis of community improvement projects that were developed during the year. The judging criteria stressed accomplishment, citizen awareness and participation and the relevance nf (he projects lo the community's needs. Prize Money Projects were recorded, documented and submitted for judging by uut-of-state judges. Prize money of S500, and was given to the first-, second-and third-place winners in each category. Awards also were presented lo communi- ties in each category (except over 10.000) lhal submitted tha outstanding individual project. The winners were Ledyard, Thompson, Bellevue, Sioux Center and Independence. Another set of awards went to Lime Springs, Colo, Jesup, Orange City. Clarinda and Dubuque for effectively involving young people in the community betterment process. Here are the winners of the community betterment and, leadership awards presented Monday by (Jov. Robert Hay: Community Betterment Awards Under 500 population: Marble Rock, (Irafton, Rowan. Rockford, Colo, I'rimghar. Rock Valley, Norlhwood. Ida (irove and Poslvillc Kldora, Orange City. Sioux Center. Clarinda. Independence, LeMars. Over 10.000: Sioux City. Keoknk, Dubuiiue. Governor's Leadership Awards Mrs. .lo Ashmore, Armstrong: Atlantic .laycees, Atlantic: .Jody E. Smith. Ayrshire; Barnum Community Volunteer fire depart- ment, Barnum; Bellcvur Community Keller- inenl Committee. Bellevue; Belmond Community Betterment Committee, Bel- mond; Community Club, Blencoe; Reserve Policemen, Carter Lake; Mayor Eileen Necnan, Center Point; Mrs. Milo J. Grei- mann, Chapin: Donna Carter, Clarinda; Mrs. Lois Dickinson, Colo. Corwith Community Club, Curwith; Hdq. Co.. 1st Bn.. IBS Inf., Iowa National Guard. Council Bluffs; Crescent Comm. Betterment Committee, Crescent; Mrs. Howard Thomp- son and Mrs. Hazel Cartwrighl, Davis City; Dubuque Ambassadors, Dubuque; Harold Detlbarn, Eldora: Farragut Community Betterment Committee, Karriittut: Dr. S.N. Diivid. (iarnavlllo; Grafton Community Ac- tion Organization, Grafton; Earl Ferris, Hampton. Hospers Community Betterment Com- mittee, Hospers; Mrs. Jo Pullen, Ida (irove; Lou llarpel. Independence; Jesup Lion's Club, Jesup; Ronald Miller, .loic.e; Bill Cole- man. Kellerlon; Keokuk Comm. Betterment Committee, Keokuk; Lakota Community Betterment Committee, Lakota; the Rev. Vic- tor Vriesen. Ledyard; Lyle Mackcy, LeMars; Lime Springs Community Betterment Committee, Lime Springs. Marble Rock Area Betterment Council. Marble Rock; Diana Ilalfhill, Mingo; Won- liecllo Garden Club, Monticcllo; Ml. Pleasant Community Betterment Committee, Mt. Pleasant; Norma Thompto, Northwood; Unity Circle, Ocheyedan; Dwight Meyer, Odebolt; Orange City Jaycees, Orange City; Greater Plainfield Community Club, Plalnfield; Post- ville Commercial Club, Postvlllc; Primgluir Betterment Council. Primghar. "ACTION" Council, Rockford; Kiwanis and Jaycees, Rock Valley; Rowan Lion's Club, Rowan; St. Ansgar Lion's Club, St. Ansgar; Karen Throne and Sandra Escher- ich. Scarsville; Duane Bennet. Seymour; Elmer H. Vermeer, Sioux Center; Chamber' of Commerce Environmental Task Force. Sioux 'City; Templeton Community Better- ment, Templeton; Mrs. C.A. Block. Thomp- son; Mary Ann Gross. Urbandalc. For State Facilities By Harrison Weber DES MOINES (IDPA) The state of Iowa may soon be experimenting with solar en- ergy. In analyzing Ihe slate's present and fulurc needs for heating the buildings of the state capilol complex, the capilol planning commission has explored the possibility of using solar energy. State Rep. Glenn F. Brock- ett chair- man of the commission, said the commission lias ruled out the possibility of relying only upon solar energy because of the tremendous expense in- volved. Reception But in a discussion last week with the legislative council on the need for a new central power ptonl. Brocket! suggested the possibility of a small experimental program using solar energy. The council was receptive to both ideas: A new power plant and a pilot program using solar energy. First, the council adopted a resolution by a unanimous vole encouraging Ihe capitol planning commission to pro- ceed with plans for a new central power plant south of the capital al an estimated cost of "at today's prices." Such a plant, Brocket! said, would take care of the state's healing needs for the next 20 years including Ihe [imposed new agriculture and stale off- ice buildings for which the legislature has already appro- priated funds. The commission's proposal calls for using oil with natural gas as a back-up fuel. This is a swilch from Ihe present .system which relies upon nat- ural gas as the prime source of energy. The reason for the swilch to oil is because the slate has been informed its supply of natural gas will be curtailed in the immediate years ahead. So as part of the package approved by the council the stale would build a 300.0110- gallon slorage lank for oil. Rep. Brocket! presented the council with copies of a report on solar energy nrepared by a Colorado consulting firm winch said a hill south of the capitol should be an ideal site for a solar collector bank which would require approxi- mately square feet. Instead, Brocket! recom- mended a demonstralion-size solar energy planl using around square feel to supplement the regular heat- ing system. Although no vote was taken on the solar energy project. Independence Board Votes Purchase of Four Buses for which federal funds are available, nevertheless the legislators present indicated Iheir support in having the state show its leadership in the energy crisis through the utilization of solar energy. Since no funds have been appropriated for a new power plant, the whole question will come before the next session of the Iowa legislature but the action of the legislative council should be indicative as to the mood of the lawmakers. The population at the men's reformatory at Anamosa has increased significantly in recent months from an all- lime low of 389 in September of 1972 to its present level of Sll inmates. Nolan Ellandson, director of the slate bureau of adult corrections, is concerned and says his department is trying to get the population down. "We don't want a large institution. A small one is more effective in terms of dealing with people. We'd like to get it down lo 300 Ellandson said. No Single Reason The state official said lie hopes this can be accom- plished "by more probations, more community corrections, more paroles and work releas- es." There is no single reason. Ellandson said, for Ihe in- crease in Anamosa's popula- tion. It's a number of things, he said. When asked to enu- merate these factors, Elland- son cited greater efficiency of law enforcement, more young people being involved in crimes, fewer paroles and longer stays at Anamosa. Ellandson said_ the average slay at Anamosa is now 18.5 months compared with 17 months in 1972. In 1963 the Fort Madison penitentiary had a population of while Anamosa had a nose count of Fort Madison's population is down to 555. "We'd like to see it at and 1 think we'll make Ellandson said. INDEPENDENCE The Independence Community school board Monday night authorized the purchase of four G6-passenger school buses costing Lnu biililtir un the bua chasses was Tim Underdahl Chevrolet, Independence, al A low bid of S26.565 for the bus bodies was submitted by Ward Bus Body Sales, Ames. In view of upcoming teach- er-board negotiations on contracts for next year, pre- liminary 1975-70 budgetary figures were reviewed at the meeting. Based on a formula using a total enrollment of 388 students and state allow- able per-pupil costs of SI.- 141, the controlled 1975-76 gen- eral fund budget expenditures are expected to total 708. However, of Ibis amount would lie transferred to the Area Seven Education Agency to provide necessary programs and services for the district's special education students. In addition, would be budgeted for use by the lo- cal district, reflecting a 238 eight percent in- crease over this year's con- trolled general fund budget. The 1975-7B budge! must be certified by Feb. 15. The board voted lo transfer educational monies raised by Rudolph Notbohm Services Sef CENTER POINT-Rudolph F. Notbohm, 90, a retired farmer and resident of Walker for the last four years, died Monday. He was born Jan. 20, 1884 near Lafayette. On April fi, 1935 he was married to (he former Eloise Sailer al Moil- ticello. He was a member ol Ihe United Methodist church.. Surviving, io addition to his wife, are a daughter. Kalh- line, of Peru, 111.; a son, Les- ter, of Ceiba, Puerto Rico; Iwo sisters, Mrs. Amanda Schmickly, Alburnett; and Mrs. Myrtle Stepbenson, Marion; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held Thurs- day at at the Murdoch chapel in Marion conducted by Ihe Rev. Roland Towell and Ihe Rev. M.C. Melcher. Buri- al: Cedar Memorial park. Vis- Forest Fires Forest fires slarled by lava flows have burned acres in Hawaii since mid-lM. ilation al Murdoch's in Walker from li p.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday and after 4 al Murdoch's in Marion. Memo- rial fund established. the local district for special education programs and other services to the Area Seven Education Agency. This, in turn, will provide eligible students in the Independence district all pro- grams and services in lhal field. Gene Oxley reporled on the status
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