Estherville Daily News, February 23, 1976

Estherville Daily News

February 23, 1976

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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - February 23, 1976, Estherville, Iowa > j. V w� HfleTite*anaWvry^rs; $�7-�05 for1 GI Bill educational and vocational rehabilitation programs; and $65,426 for GI insurance and indemnities. Expenditures in Dickinson County totaled $571,477, of which $345,266 went for compensation and pension; $177,321 for vocational rehabilitation and $48,950 for insurance and indemnities. Clay County expenditures totaled $900,425 of which $543,910 went for compensation and pension; $279,389 for vocational rehabilitation and $77,126 for insurance and indemnities. Kossuth County VA expenditures were the highest in the five-county area, totaling $919,938. Of that, $555,697 went for compensation and pension, $285,444 for vocational rehabilitation and $78,797 for insurance and indemnities. Palo Alto County expenditures totaled $563,115 of which $340,164 went for compensation and pension, $174,727 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. Thursday, March 4. Bedell, D-Spirit Lake, said the traveling office will allow persons to register views on current issues and to seek assistance with cutting government red tape. "Let me know how you feel about the issues coming up in Congress by stopping at the mobile office," Bedell says. "Unfortunately I must be in Washington, but a member of my staff will be operating the office and will be in constant touch to let me know your views." llllllimillllllllHIItllllllllillllltlllllllllllllllllllllillllllllll! Offer Free Rides to Vote ESTHERVILLE - The American Association of University Women is offering free rides to the polls for Tuesday's $850,000 school bond vote. Persons needing a ride to the polls are asked to call the Estherville Chamber of Commerce. Illllllllllllllllimillllll.llllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllll rehabilitation and $48,234 for insurance and indemnities. The largest portion of the state VA expenditures, $84i2 million, went for disability compension and pension checks, said Bob Winters, director of the VA Regional Office, Des Moines. Approximately $43.2 million provided GI Bill educational, ^nd vocational, :reifrbriftapp:ii grp||^ms for Iowa veterans and $54.4 million went toward VA hospital and regional office costs. The remainder was spent for GI insurance and indemnities, $12 million; direct home loans, $235,553; and construction and related costs, $872,903. As of June 30,1975, the VA estimated a total of $372,000 veterans lived in Iowa. Of those, approximately 97,000 served .during the Vietnam era, about 65,000 were veterans of the Korean conflict, 166,000 served during WWII and 17,000 during WWI. Another 41,000 served during the period between the Vietnam and Korean conflicts. 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 Office. Estherville's per pupil cost is $1,096 compared with a $1,213 state per pupil average. Per pupil costs at neighboring v schools are $1,482 in Lakota; $1,385 at Ringsted; $1,358 at Lincoln Central; $1,414 at Terril; $1,237 at Armstrong; and $1,220 at Graettinger. CITING THE CURRENT low per; pupil costs, Superintendent of Schools Perry Uhl said that approval of the proposed replacement of the Lincoln Elementary School would not result in "exorbitant operating costs for the school district." He added that the district's budget for the past year did show a substantial; increase because of requirements mandated by the state legislature. The legislature required that the schools completely assume the burden of special education, which meant the-hiring of new teachers to be paid from the school district's budget. 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 board. UHL COMMENTED THAT enrollments are not declining in the lower elementary grades, but are holding steady. He admitted that a decline in enrollments began about five years ago, but that the enrollment has risen slightly since that time,'.*--Projections of children through -the'age..' of four living in the school district show? that the current enrollment figures should hold steady throughout the next four years. He added that instead of the elementary schools showing a declining enrollment, the Middle School and High School will be showing the small decline from five years ago as these students move up through the grades. CONTRARY TO THE beliefs of some, Uhl added that "there certainly are no unused classrooms in any buildings. "Relocating 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 schools. Currently about 755 students occupy the Senior High School complex; 730 students, including two sections of fourth grade, special education and fifth through eighth grades are housed at Middle School; 400 students are in the Rotunda Elementary School, which includes three sections each of kindergarten through fourth grades; 180 students, including two sections each of kindergarten through third grade, are at Lincoln; and McKinley houses about 100 students in grades kindergarten through three. THE ADDITIONAL taxation per . year, if the bond issue is passed, ranges from $1.95 for a $9,763 Wallingford residence to $8.41 per year for a $42,045 Estherville residence. Increased taxes on area farms could range from $17.28 per year for a $86,385160 acre farm in 12 Mile Lake Township to $22.80 per year for a 160 acre farm in Ellsworth Township, according to figures obtained from the Emmet County Assessor's office. Estherville's valuation per pupil is also the lowest in the 28 school area, according to the comptroller's office. The valuation per pupil is set at $10,349 in the Estherville district, below the $13,604 state average. Per pupil valuations in neighboring schools are $31,395 in Lakota; $32,792 in Ringsted; $35,996 in Lincoln Central; $26,524 in Terril; $21,444 in Armstrong and $13,890 in Graettinger. w\ THE MILL AGE RATE for the i^gas*hervffle district, however,}b A4.32J, compared with a 45.806 state average millage rate, because of the low valuation per pupil. In addition, Estherville schools .receive the highest percentage of state aid of any of the 29 schools, receiving 59.2 percent for the 1975-76 school year. The state average for school districts is 48.1 percent state aid. Percentage of state aid received at neighboring schools are 14.4 percent at Lakota; 14.4 percent at Ringsted; 14.7 percent at Lincoln Central; 22.4 percent at Terril; 34.4 percent at Armstrong and 49.8 percent at Graettinger. - By CONNIE DAVIS Shows Certificate of Appreciation Mrs. Burr Wright, Terril, shows the certificate of appreciation she received from President Gerald Ford. The certificate, received by Mrs. Wright following Mr. Wright's death, recognized his years serving with the armed forces during World War 1. - Photo by Connie Davis Terril Man Honored Following His Death TERRIL - Following the recent death of Burr Wright, Terril, Mrs. �Wright i*c�w^.,'a--e�rO$ca.te .ot^ap^ 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 war. He was stationed in Little Rock, Ark. But she also admitted that she was pleased to receive the certificate. The certificate reads, "The United States of America honors the memory of Burr C. Wright. 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 are, from left, MaryHoien, escort chairperson; Jolene Norviel, co-chairperson; Bonnie Harmon, nurses chairperson; Royalyn Olson, receptionists chairperson; Linda Louwagie, typing chairperson; and Linda Slykhuis, co-chairperson, all from Estherville. Chairpersons not pictured include Dude Carlson, publicity; Women Plan Red Cross Bloodmobile Visit ttanne Graber, canteen; Jean Sawyer, bag labelers and folders; Gerri Kramer, Physical arrangements; Gilbert Amdahl, laboratory; Mark Burch, loaders; and Julie Kelch, donor recruiting. The Bloodmobile will be at Holy Family Hospital in EsthervUlefrom 1 to 7 p.m. March 30 and from 11:30a.mto 5:30 p.m. March 31. - Photo by Chuck Ostheimer. consecration to the service of. our country in the Armed Forces of the ..� ^nited.StatBB." rj^ftward i� {signed :' Mr. Ford. Beef Grade Changes Begin WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal definitions for the quality of beef Americans buy go into effect today, meaning the steak you buy as "prime" meat may have been graded only "choice" last week. Under the new rules, standards for "prime" and "choice" beef will be-widened to include meat with less marbling - or flecks of fat. THE U.S. AGRICULTURE Depart-ment, which had originally hoped to implement the new rating system almost a year ago, says consumers won't be able to tell the difference in appearance or taste but that the changes will cut costs for cattlemen, keep retail costs down and cut down the amount of grain used to feed the cattle Americans eat. Historically, the tenderest and most expensive of the four grades of beef commonly seen in retail stores is "prime," which comes from cattle pampered and fed grain during much of their lives, particularly in the final few months before slaughter. "CHOICE" BEEF contains less marbling than "prime," and "good" beef has less than "choice." "Standard" is the fourth category. The new rules were initially planned for adoption last April 14, but they were delayed by court challenges from producers and others, including consumer groups which contended that shoppers would be charged higher prices for lower quality beef. The last legal hurdle was cleared Sunday. illlllllllIltllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIlllUIIIIIIUIIDIHII It's Terril, Estherville ESTHERVILLE - Terril and Estherville will meet for the second time in girls' tournament action at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Estherville. Details on how each team has fared against mutual opponents and each other on page 10 today. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiHiiiiuniiuniiiitiiMiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii PolUOpeti from 7 AM. to 9 PJf. at Emmet Co WiiiSIIII I �HNii ;

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