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Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - April 28, 1994, Estherville, Iowa - v ■ ■ '/ ':. - » ' Esthervill® Daily News & Spirit Introduce Family piassified Ads 0 5 Days - Up to 20 Words See Classified Page for Details if » ! i ■■■■^^puppiup! f THI WVATHER TODAY'» POUCAlT Chancw of thunderstorms ' t-Ngh: 50s Low:40s Saturday- Sunday -Cbanoeofstorms Highs: 50s Lows: 30s imiém new record at West Bend Page 7 10 NORTH SEVENTH ST.. ESTHERVILLE, IOWA ,-712-3^-2622 - 35 CENTS • THURSDAY APRIL 28,1994 - VOL. 123-NO. 112 Volunteers needed for 'last fling' of summer Hans are proceeding for the 1994 Estherville Summerfest, scheduled this year for August 27 and 28 at the Emmet County Fairgrounds, but it's not too late to become involved in the "Last Fling of Summer," according to event chairman Jim Ber-gum. "We're planning a really fun couple of days, with events for the whole family, but we do need more people to become involved," Ber-gum said. Among the many activities returning from previous years are the old and new car shows, exhibits at the Emmet County Museum, and a number of activities and competitions for youngsters. "We really need more individuals and organizations to become involved and suggest more activities. They don't have to be all-day events, maybe just ah hour or two." JlmBogum Summerfest Chairman "We really need more individuals and organizations to become involved and suggest more activities. They don't have to be all-day events, maybe just an hour or two, but with a liule help, this could be a truly community-wide event," he added Two activities already suggested but in need of volunteers are horseshoe and marble shooting tournaments. "We need somebody that knows how to shoot marbles and somebody else that can organize the -horseshoe tournament, just to name a few," Bergum said. He reports that the Rotary Club Please turn to FUNQ, Page 2 DAILY ALMANAC DATE BOOK April 28, 1994 Today is the 118th day qf 1994 and the 40th day qf spring. TODAY'S HISTORY: On this day in 1968, the rock musical "Hair" opened on Broadway; it would run for more than 1,700 performances. TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: James Monroe (175S-1S31), U.S. president; Lionel Banymore (1878-1954), actor; Harper Lee (1926-), writer, is 68; James A. Baker III (1M0-), former U.S. secretary of state, la 64; Jack Nicholson (1937-), actor, is 97; Ann-Margret (1941), actress, is S3; Jay Leno (1950-), talk-show host, is 44. TODAY'S SPORTS: On this day in 1988, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Minnesota Twins, 4-1 It was the Orioles' Slat consecutive lots, a record far the start of a season. TODAY'S QUOTE: "This is a de UghtfUl surprise to the «tent that it is a surprise and it is only a sunrise to the extent that we antWpâteA" -Japes A. Baker m, on the agreement to reunite Germany TODAY'S WEATHER: On this day in ISM, a tornado killed 10 people at a «Imiu-IMM^ aft* (a ft^Uf soimc*: THE WCAT8E* CHANNELCltM TODAY'S MOON: Between Ml moan (April 19) and last quarter (Map ». oim, nkwspapb nrmb ann. The kids are in school for only Lincoln Central School grounds still are abuzz with educational activities By ANGIE KOENCK 8taff Writer Despite the absence of traditional students, the grounds of the Lincoln Central School District in Graver-arc still buzzing with students of all aces. Although most LC students are receiving their educations in neighboring school districts, the LC buildings have not strayed from their purpose as a place of learning As an example, the local Head Start program is renting two classrooms from Afe district to hoase the 38 students involved in the program. They employ four staff members for the four-day-a-week sessions of half-days this year, but it is possible the Head Start program might incorporate their program into full days, with the renting of the two additional LC classrooms next year. And the preschoolers aren't the Only students that are going to school in Graver. Forest Ridge Youth Services currently is renting two classrooms for the education of its IS shelter program students. The. company utilizes two teachers as well as two aides and a number of employees in the education program conducted with the local Area Educa-tk» Association. Last summer. Fore« Ridge rented four LC roo«» forfteir summer school, and this year they are ex- Toxic cleanup day slated for Saturday Dont miss this free opportunity to dispose of home and farm hazardous wastes properly Bv RON MENENDEZ Editor This is the week many local residents including farmers have been waiting for - the opportunity to take household and farm hazardous wastes to the Emmet County Toxic Cleanup Day for safe, free disposal. Already, approximately 70 individuals have scheduled appointments to drop off wastes this Saturday, April 30, at the county fairgrounds in Estherville, according to event coordinator Terry Reekers. "We are very pleased with the response, but we urge any other interested residents to call for an appointment before Saturday," he said, adding that drive-ups also are welcome but the appointments could mean faster service - three to five minutes per vehicle. If you have not made your appointment, call 362-5702 to arrange a time to bring in your toxic wastes on Saturday. If you already have made an appointment, keep it. According to Reekers, a great deal of planning has gone into this event to make it as easy and convenient as possible to dispose of the harmful toxics from local homes or farms safely. UiJlRzargous ws^rollected locally will be safely disposed of at special hazardous waste facilities out of state. Presently, Iowa has no permanent hazardous waste disposal facilities! Mothballs, household batteries, fencing batteries, unusable gasoline or other automotive fluids, lead-based paint, DDT and other banned pesticides, mercury, corroded drain cleaner, and animal dip are typical hazardous wastes that need to be discarded safely through the toxic cleanup day. Unusable or outdated pesticides, insecticides and herbicide» are just a few examples of farm toxins being collected. Used oil and used lead-acid batteries from vehicles also can be brought in to be recycled locally. However, empty aerosol cans can go to the landfill. Call for instructions on aerosol cans which are not empty. Those with old pesticides in them should be brought to the toxic cleanup day. Others may be emptied by spraying .into cardboard, outside, being careful not to inhale the fumes. Children, pets and pregnant women should not be in the area when this is done. If a spray button is defective, try using one from another can. There is no charge for individuals to participate in the local toxic cleanup day. "The goal of this day is to not only get rid of the toxic waste that is in the homes and on the farms, but to educate local residents about toxic waste," he added. "We need to teach people not to buy in surplus and to re-use the products. Either use it'up or give it away or recycle the products." The program will cost the State of Icmta between $40.000 and $50£00, With local groups and conhmmjfifcs asked to help defray the local cost of $3,000.. Among those contributing, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors agreed to donate $1,000. "Town or county residents, including fanners, shouldn't miss this opportunity as there probably will not bë another collection for some time," Reekers said. "Take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of your hazardous wastes, now." Please turn to TOXIC, Page 2 Supervisors discuss taxes and drainage peeled to rent six classrooms for their expanded summer program. But classroom education isn't the only need that the school is helping to ftgfUl. Numerous sporting activities have been held at LC during the patt school year. "We have had a lot of activities go on at Lincoln Central since we have entered into the whoks-gmde sharing agreement with Estherville," said William Hutchinson, Superintendent "We have had volleyball practices and games, football games, namely 9th grade and junior varsity games, and we were hoq to many basketball games including AAU touma- Ptoaa« tum to SCHOOL, 2 By ANQIE KOENCK Staff Writer Dan Youngblut, executive director of ECHO, Inc. in Estherville, addressed the Emmet County Boprd of Supervisors at its regular meeting on Wednesday morning, concerning the abatement of taxes on an apartment building owned by ECHO. Youngblut explained that ECHO purchased an apartment building behind Sieg's Auto in Estherville about two years ago, with the previous owners having the taxes paid up. But because ECHO purchased the building after July 1, there was another year of property taxes due. "It was a quirk in the system that doesn't work in favor of non-profit organizations like ECHO," said Youngblut. ECHO paid the first half taxes for the year and requested that the supervisors abate the second half taxes, which they approved. Also Wednesday, Bill Ridout, drainage board attorney, visited with the supervisors about an installation error in Emmet-Palo Alto Drainage District 21. "We all know what the problem with the new line is, we need to figure out what to do about it," said -Don Heenk, Chairman. The board decided to schedule a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 pjn., with members from the Palo Alio Board of Supervisors to discuss with the district landowners what action they feel should be taken. After hearing the involved parties, it is expected the boards will move into closed session to determine a final course of action. "We need to get this whole thing :x*tled." said supervisor Bud Neppl. In other business, the board ap proved an Ag Land resolution concerning the need for a title opinion when applying for Ag Land status as well as filing and publication costs involved in-processing the ap-pljcation. Book Fair to be held next month A Book Fair has been scheduled for early next month by the local Parent's Care organization, in Room 104 at the Estherville Middle School. Dates and times for the book sale are: Tuesday, May 3 from noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday, May 4 -6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. "A book fair is when a company, in this case Scholastic Book Fair, brings in books that we sell to middle school children and whoever else wishes to buy them," said Betty Fernholz, organizer of the book sale. The proceeds generated from the sales are used for various programs in the Estherville Community School District. "Previous earnings purchased the academic letters for the high school students and some middle school textbooks," Fernholz noted. Book fair are held locally twice a year, once in the foil and again in the spring, with books for middle school-aged youths available for sale. The book fair was started io either 1987 or 1988, and it is run and planned by volunteers from the community," Fernholz added.
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