Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - May 28, 1994, Estherville, Iowa Estherville 10 NORTH SEVENTH ST., ESTHEFTVILLE, IOWA -71*362-2622 - 35 CENTS - SATURDAY MAY 28,1994 - VOL. 123 - NO. 129 Education in loúa Display flag properly EMMET COUNTY - Anyone wishing to display the American Flag in tribute of Memorial Day is advised that the proper method is to «»se the flag to full staff, then lower it trfhalf staff, where it should remain until noon, then returned to full staff for the remainder of the Ringsted Memorial Day RINGSTED • Memorial Day activities begin Monday with a parade from the middle school to the Legion Community Cent«-, beginning at 9 aan. Participants are asked to assemble at 8:45 a.m. At the center following a brief ceremony the honor guard will fire the traditional 21-gun salute, and taps will be performed. Auxiliary members and veterans will place wreath at the War Memorial Monument in the park. The Avenue of Flags also will be en display at the park. Following the services the junior auxiliary will serve lunch at the center. Graettinger Memorial Day GRAETl'INGER • Memorial Day services on Monday will begin with a parade starting at the Graettinger Building Center, shortly before then 10 a.„ services at Fahnestock Park. Veterans should meet at theLegion at 9:15 a.m. and any children that wish to pflRicipate in the parade should meet at the Building Center at 9:45 a.m. Following the parade. Pastor Wilbur Holz of the Bethel Lutheran Church will begin with a memorial service at the park, followed by readings by Jennifer Carlin and Matthew Mahan. Armstrong Memorial Day ARMSTRONG • Memorial Day services on Monday will begin with the traditional parade, beginning at 9:3Q ajn;, from the lumber yard corner, up main stmt, slapping at City Fuk for a brief fcere-mony, followed by a service at the community center. That-ceremofly will include presentation of colors, singing of the national anthem, the "Battle Ifymn of the Republic" and "Let There Be Peace On Earth:" The winning "Voice of Democracy" essays by Mike Cummins <pdJasofH!flcfcwiHberead,andRev den. Following these activities, a wreath placing ceremony will be held at Armstrong Grove Cemetery, including firing of the traditional salute and the playing taps. • Wallingford Memorial Day WALLINGFORD - Members of the Wallingford American Legion will hold Memorial day services at the High Lake Cemetery on Monday, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by services at Wallingford Cemetery at 9:30, immediately followed by refreshments served by members of the. Legion Auxiliary at the Legion Hall. Boy Scout fund-raiser ESTHERVILLE • Members of Boy Scout Troop 31 will hold a public pancake and omelet breakfast on Sunday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VFW in Estherville, to be prepared by the Emmetsburg Kiwanis Club. The fund-raiser will help support scout activities including this year's summer camp, July 9 - 16 and next year's High Adventure excursion canoe trip to the U.S.-Canadian Boundaries Water Area. The public is invited to attend the breakfast and support the scouting activities. Estherville graduation ESTHERVILLE - Commencement ceremonies for the 1994 graduating classes' at Estherville High School will be held tomorrow, Sunday, May 29, beginning at 3 p.m. at the school gym. A total of 126 seniors from the Estherville and Lincoln Central school districts will receive their diplomas. Graettinger graduation GRAETTINGER - Commencement ceremonies for the 1994 graduating classes at Graettinger High School will be held tomorrow, Sunday, May 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the school gym. A total of 27 seniors from the community school district will receive their diplomas. Ambassador golf outing ESTHERVILLE - The Estherville Ambassador's 18th annual golf tournament is slated for Tuesday, June 21 at the Estherville Golf and Country Club. The tournament will be a 4-Man Texas Scramble. There will be raffles, prizes, games and lunch available. For golfing reservations call (712) 362-7019. spending available dollars Editors Note: This b the sixth final articie In a series provided the lowar Regents' Center for m Developmental Education, h> quartered at Jhe University of em Iowa. CEDAR FALLS - Even though tax dollars spent in Iowa school districts vary widely, a high percentage of public school administrators believe their schools are spending tax dollars effectively, according to a survey by the Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. Eighty-five percent of all Iowa su-pcrin ten dents feel tax dollars are qient effectively. Seventy-nine percent of the principals interviewed agree, even though a Feb. 27 Des Moines Register article notes that per-pupil spending per district vaijes by as much as $2,100. Effective spending means several things, according to Dr. David Else, director of the Institute for Educa- Northern Iowa, and organization dedicated to improving all Iowa education. Else cites the concepts of efficiency used when Kentucky reorganized its school system in 1989. "A school is efficient if it imposes no financial hardship or advantage on any group of citizens," Else says. Iowa and most other states base school appropriations on a foundation program that provides a minimal education to all children. 'In Iowa, that foundation level is 83 DAILY writer; Bany Commoner (1M7-), btol-ogtst-environmwnUHit, is 77; Carroll Baker (lttl-), actraaa, is U; Gladys bight (1M4-), «infer, is M. TODAY'S SPORTS: On this day in ltfl, the Giants' Willie Mam got hie league base hit, a * May £8, 1994 Today is the 1Mk dag <fl*M fht 70n any of inring. ■ TODAY'S Hinonr: On this day ia ISM, President Andrew Jackson first run off the Braves' Warm Spahn, It Maia' óatjr hit in Ms first M al- Holmgren is state champion! ^^ Estherville-Lincoln Central athletic standout eighth place standing after preliminary compe-Tim Holmgren showed the rest of Iowa how to Holmgren "threw it as hard as 1 could" in throw a discus Friday, with a 155-foot 7-inch the first round of the finals and the reSTwas his- toss to capture the state title. Following his tory. See Sports on Page 12._ Memorial Day weekend State Patrol will show they C.A.R.E. DES MOINES - Memgrial Day weekend marks the beginning of the hijtfi traffic volume vacation season and its potential fair traffic accidents. Of the six major holidays, the Memorial Day holiday period ranks second in casualties from 1989 to 1993 and first for alcohol-related fatalities. During this holiday period in 1993, Iowa experienced 4 fatalities, 1 of which was alcohol-related. Also, during this holiday period in 1993, the Iowa Sjate Patrol made 61 Some need dock permits DES MOINES - Beginning January 1, 1995, all private docks meeting specifications .standards set by the DNR will not be required to »have an individual dock permit. Pri* vale docks not meeting these stands^ wUl to required to obtain an individual dock permit and waiver drunk driving arrests, issued 2,621 citations, for speeding, issued 1,067 seat belt citations, and 63 child restraint citations. In a state-wide effort to reduce accidents, the Iowa State Patrol will conduct a Combined Accident Reduction Effort during this Memorial Day weekend. C.A.R.E. is a nationwide program that involves every State Police/State Patrol agency in the nation. Operation C.A1R.E. will place special emphasis on Iowa's primary roads because of the disproportionately high accident rate onthem. Enforcement efforts will focus on the drunk or drugged driver, seat belt and child restraint usage, as well as other dangerous moving violations. Service to the public will focus upon motorist assists. In support of this program, the Iowa State Patrol will field approximately 90 extra percent of the state cost per pupil and is funded by assessing all property tax payers $5.40 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, with state, aid making up the rest. If a district has lower property values, state aid makes up more of the per. pupil cost compared to a district with higher property values," Else explains. Efficiency analysts also ask if the school system's resources are ade- Please turn to REGENTS, Page 2 Memorial services scheduled Many activities are planned for the Memorial Day observance in Estherville on Monday, but due to construction in Library Square, the fomat has been changed from that followed in previous years. The Avenue of Flags display, usually held in the area suttoundiiig the library and courthouse, cannot be held this year, but the flags of local veterans being dedicated this year will be displayed near the War Memorial in front of the library. The day's activities begin with a workers' breakfast at 6 a.m. at the VFW Post 3388 in Estherville, followed by the flag raising at the post at 7 ajn. - — Memorial services across town will begin following the flag-raising ceremony JThose acti vities-wSlbe _ conducted at: East Side CeroSery;" 7:30 a.m.; Lutheran Cemetery, 7:50 a.m.; East Side Memorial, 8:05 a.m.; Oak Hill Cemetery, 8:30 a.m.; Central Avenue Bridge, 8:45 -a.m.; S^an Lake Cemetery, 9:15 a.m. The above services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. John P, Besore III, of the Presbyterian Church. The memorial service at the Catholic Cemetery will be held at -H^a-m., with Father Thomas Nash of St. Patrick's Church in attendance. Services at the VFW Post will begin at 11:15 a.m., with the Parade of the Colors and Posting of Colors by veterans organizations, auxiliaries and the National Guard. Master of ceremonies will be Gene Haukoos, Rev. Besore will give the invocation and the guest speaker for the memorial service will be State Representative John Greig. The Estherville Middle and High School bands will be on hand to perform a number of patriotic songs. The new memorial flags then will be dedicated, with Rev. Besore leading the ceremony. The reading of the names of de- Pleas« turn to HOLIDAY, Page 2 Please turn to MEMORIAL, Pag« 2 TODAY'S QUOTE: fwyUftR| It Is (he creed of Htttta Colt er die individual $25 par year witha __ Mam* IP owsi five yean, mit foras are avaflabie from I «r laüans te landa ■ K is the Y TonmwMmfcOjtoisdayin SSVsiiSrMM» Twms¿Jt the Yoaager (lWllH), British writ«»; Walter Percy (ltlfltN), Des Mùmm ia caOfcvSttOfti-tkrns win be DNRï TODAY? MOONt oSSty** li a permit must hw* dW owners ine uà address potfed at ito e*d of *e dock, facing the warn. All docks soqmring a waiver and torti ikl—I permit must at the end of Members of the Estherville VFW Auxiliary re-posted a successful Buddy Poppy Day» campaiQn thtsweek following two days of collections throughout the Estherville community. Pictured above, auxilary members make a final count of the » - - - | nuu^f furi funds raised this year to assist veterans and their famiies in times of need. Last year the local group donated more than $800 to various veteran benefit causes Including family medfcal assistance efforts.