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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - April 20, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa A binding co. Xxx 5020 Prescott ave. Lincoln. Neb. 68506 i no Center Xci weather report the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa wednesday april 20, 1977 volume 84 number 16 Date 4-11 4-12  4-13 "4-14 4-lb 4-16 4-17 High Low precis. 81 61 .00 80 65 69 78 77 78 b3 50 50 50 53 5 7 .40 .37 .28 .00 t .05 Gas system approved Calls for restrictive measures the City Council recently approved the natural Gas connection policy for this year. As the demands outstrip the supplies for this valuable natural resource supt. Of utilities Harold Schiebout said that this has caused the connection policy to grow More restrictive each year. The City of Sioux Center purchases All of its natural Gas on a co tract basis but the last time it was Able to crease its allocation was in 1971. After that time the City installed its own propane air Peak shaving by installing the Large storage tank and the equipment that goes with it propane can be stored when available a i then can be mixed with natural Gas so Fiat the natural Gas Utility has been Able to accommodate More customers while still maintaining reserves available for Peak cons Imp Ion. And so the Supply has been extel de but not without added expense. In 197s, a Connecticu fee was established based on $1.25 per 1,000 Btu s for new connections and in 1976 the fee was increased to $12.25. That move helped to offset the higher costs of facilities making up the propane Peak shaving Plant. The rates applied equally within the firm classes of service but the connection fee was charged in order to help meet the costs of increasing capacity. Now that another year has passed and the situation has become More critical the City will accept new applications for connections but with a More restrictive policy. The local Utility system s first obligation is to maintain a reliable Supply for those customers already connected and who must be served during a severely cold Winter. Considering Sioux Center s significant population increase Community growth has produced an additional demand on this form of heating. Also problematic with unrestricted growth is the fact that Large expenditures for additional tanks and equip  mint As Well As technical limitations involved in the blending of natural Gas and propane. Supt. Schiebout stressed the need for Energy conservation. Every Effort should be made to continue conservation of Energy supplies through better insulating new and existing building construction he said. Whether or not additional connections can be made in subsequent heating season will depend on this Community s consumption of natural Gas and the wholesale supplies which Are available. The official Gas connection policy for 1977 is As follows new connections available Only to areas or lots with existing Gas Mains installed adjacent to property requesting service with the exception of certain sub divisions those sub divisions being identified As the pull Altona subdivision the de Vries Rensink Dan Herder subdivision the Mort addition the Vander Schaaf addition and those remaining lots in the original Mulder Den Herder addition South of 13th St. . Also no Gas connections would be available to any other areas or future sub divisions around the perimeter of the Community both within and outside of corporate boundaries. Firm customer classification is limited to 250,000 Btu per hour of input capacity including All natural Gas appliances and space heating units. Firm customer classification is limited to 150,000 Btu s per hour of input capacity applicable to All space heating units. A connection fee of $2.50 per 1,000 Btu s shall apply to All new or additional space heating Load. This policy will continue until october 1, 1977 or until the first 22 new service applications have been received whichever comes first after which no new service connections will be made. To retain the right to obtain natural Gas under this policy Gas Load must be on line by january 1, 1978." Rock Valley girl charged with larceny Diane e. Bakker 20. Of Rock Valley was arrested last saturday april 9 by the Sioux county sheriff s office and charged with larceny in the nighttime. Sheriff s Deputy Doug Saunders said s80 was taken from he Mobile Home of Carl l. Vande weird of Rock Valley on the night of april 8. Bakker is a neighbor to Vande weird. Saunders said Bakker admitted to taking the Money and returned $35. Lial Ducr was released on her own recognizance and will appear at a later Date in District court. Sheriff nabs two Sioux City youths two Sioux City youths were arrested last wednesday by the Sioux county sheriffs office and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. Sheriff s Deputy Doug Saunders said a 1962 Chevrolet pickup was stolen from Harlan Dirksen of Rock Valley on wednesday and the two juveniles were apprehended with the vehicle later in the Day by the rms ii police department. The two 17-year-Olds have been turned Over to Woodbury county juvenile authorities. Aea Dpi give nod to 21 school districts on career systems program area education Agency if 4 held its regular Board meeting on tuesday april 12, 1977 at the Aea building in Sioux Center. In routine business the Board approved the previous months minutes and accepted the financial statement for the month which included March receipts of $281,446.79 and disbursement of $92,266.36. Or. Dickinson Aea administrator reported to the Board that the superintendents advisory committee consisting of superintendents Hulst Rock Valley Bradley West Sioux Peterson Sheldon Slade Central Lyon Irwin Sioux Center and Aea administrators had held two meetings concerning the future of special education programming in area 4. It was determined by the advisory committee that discussion should begin immediately with Hope Haven concerning the possible lease of the Hope Haven facility for special education classes. The superintendents recommended that he Aea Board administer the program. Upon hearing the report the Aea Board voted to accept administrative responsibility for this special education unit and took action to employ counsel to develop the necessary Legal framework for implementation of the program. The Board approved a summer school program entitled vacation venture which a will be conducted for primary students with learning disabilities. The vacation venture program will be conducted at Sites in the school districts of Sioux Center Meriden Cleghorn and Sibley. The Board also approved a summer school program in speech and language development for pre school and primary Grade children. The program will be financed by Federal funds under title i. Sioux Center Primghar West Lyon and Sibley schools will Host this program. An agreement was approved with the department of Public instruction whereby the career information system of Iowa c1s1 would become available to the Twenty one Public school districts within area 4 in a computer format. Cis1 is a system designed by the department of Public instruction to assist secondary level students in securing information on career decisions. The Cisi program will be jointly funded by the department of Public instruction and area education Agency a so that there will be no Cost to the local school District. Tom Wilson data processing consultant for Aea .4, will provide consultant services to the schools on the use of the computer terminal and program. In other action the Board accepted effective at the end of the school term resignations of Kathy Juba teacher of the hearing impaired Cathy Wagner general education consultant and Sheila Pierce speech clinician. The Board also approved employment contracts for Caroline sue Robinson Early childhood education teacher and John Polifka school psychologist for the 1977-78 school term. The next regular meeting of he Aea Board was set for tuesday May 10. 1977 beginning at 7 00 . At the Aea building in Sioux Center. Sci Stimel votes firing on Foreman s recommendation the Sioux county Board of supervisors last tuesday april 12 discharged one county employee and rehired another. The supervisors voted to fire Wallace de Haan of Orange City for cause with the. Right of Appeal to the entire de Haan a five year county Road department employee who works at the Sioux Center shed Vas suspended two weeks ago for inability to work with fellow employees according to a notice sent from the county Engineer s office. The impetus for de Haan s discharge came from the Sioux Center workers. Super visor Arie Schimmel of Sioux Center made it Clear he voted to fire de Haan because my Foreman Tony Vander Weide of Sioux Center recon amended the supervisors acknowledged that de Haan Jart excellent the supervisors also voted to rehire Bernard Schiefen of Hawarden to the county Bridge Crew at Orange City. Schiefen president of the Union local representing county employees was Laid off dec. 31 for what the supervisors termed economic Schiefen filed a grievance in january alleging he was Laid off in violation of the seniority clause of the Union contract. That grievance is to be settled by arbitration soon. The Bridge Crew position opened up when Jim Batchelder of Hawarden transferred to the Hawarden shed. Wallace de Haan also applied for the Job but Schiefen was hired because of his seniority. In other action the Board set May 24 As the Sale Date for an unused maintenance shed in Maurice. A Public hearing will be held at 9 30 . And the Sale will be at 3 00 a germans at signing or Paul Dambis John Evans Randy Johnson with Ben Franklin company Tim Sherrl wife Paul Mark Darlene Steve. Vander Helm appointed Sioux Center postmaster by Dennis Dur hand Basil Vander Helm has been appointed postmaster of the Sioux Center Post office by the United states Post office department. The appointment was made on april 9, and alter this Community was without a postmaster for nine months. Don de Gooyer the last Sioux Center postmaster retired in 1976. Previously a supervisor Here Vander Helm has been with the Sioux Center Post office since 1948. He had lived in Hawarden until the age of 14, then moved with his family to Sioux Center. Vander Helm began working in the Post office part time while still in High school. He later spent two years in the army and one of Hose was spent in the military Post office. Vander Helm said that he was pleased with the appointment although he termed it More formality than an actual Job change. His responsibilities Are basically the same As before. Since he used to fill in for postmaster de Gooyer whenever the latter was away on vacation he grew familiar with the role. It is no longer a political appointment Vander Helm said. Now it s a promotion of that is one of the major changes Vander Helm has seen in his years As a postal worker. The Post office is no longer a political thing run by Congress. It is now run by a Board of governors. As one postal official said the old political approach did not serve As Well As today s Merit system some of the other significant changes have been the Park and Loop system of mail delivery new trucks obtained within the past year for City mail delivery zip codes bulk mail centers and mechanical improvements. For example the Post office now uses a parcel sorting machine which sorts 60 letters per minute 3600 per hour. That used to be done by his fellow Sioux Center postal employees. Vander Helm said they Are a real Good Bunch of people who Don t take much supervision. Somebody just has to be accountable that s All. They have All been Here a Basil and mrs. Vander Helm live in Rural Sioux Center. They have two children Warren a senior at Sioux Center High school and Sharon Vander Helm Miller who will graduate from nurses training this Vear and lives in Sioux Falls. Oliver Boone selected for boy s state Doug Boone and Jim Oliver have been chosen Sioux Center s 1977 representatives for boys state by the Sioux Center american legion. Boone is the son of or. And mrs. Marv Boone and Oliver is the son of Louise Oliver. Bob Van Regenmorter son of the Rich Van Reg Morters was selected As alternate. Boys state held annually at Camp Dodge near pcs Moines will run from saturday june 4 to Friday june 10 this Spring. Iowa boys will become acquainted with the functions of a representative form of government there As Well As hear distinguished speakers such its governor Bob Ray. To be eligible for selection a youth must be a Junior in High school rank in the upper half of his class show outstanding leadership qualities be of Good character and health and must have a solid foundation in american precepts. Boone is Active in speech band vocal music football basketball track the student Council baseball and Golf. A Oliver s activities include band speech vocal music football basketball track and the Fellowship of Christian athletes. Alternate Van Regenmorter is involved with speech band vocal music track and Industrial arts. Sioux Center cemetery meeting the annual meeting of the Sioux Center Community cemetery association will be held on May 2, 1977 at 7 30 . It will be held in the City Hall basement. Jim Oliver Doug Boone a germans Purchase franchise area news in Brief it was. Announced this week that Paul and Dalerie Moorman owners of Sioux Center s coast to coast store have obtained the Ben Franklin franchise a firm to be housed in Sioux Center. The new store will be built Hull Man arrested Clifford h. Bonestroo 21. Of Hull was arrested last wednesday april 13 by the Sioux county sheriff s department and charged witly receiving stolen property in excess of $20. Bonestroo appeared before magistrate Richard l. Smith of Hawarden thursday and was released on his own recognizance. Sheriff s Deputy Doug Saunders said Bonestroo had Possession of a three wheeled june Cycle stolen from Ken Winters of Rural Hull in november 1975, Bonestroo will appear in District court april 25. North of the present coast to coast building. It will be 60 x 120 identical to Moerman s present store. The store will feature children s Ware fabrics school supplies Kitchen utensils hardware linens curtains bed spreads and ladies clothing. According to Paul Moerman completion Date for the store has been set for mid summer. This is an area we believe Sioux Center needed department store and we be gotten a great response concerning this Moerman said Tim Moerman son of Paul and Darlene and his wife Sherri will manage the new Sioux Center store. A graduate of Western Christian High school Hull Tim attended Dort College. He will enrol in a merchandising course at Caledonia Wisconsin soon then will return to Sioux Center to begin operations with the new Ben Franklin store. The Franklin franchise constitutes the first department Type store in Sioux Center. Orange City Gary ohm former vice president of the first National Bank of Ottumwa has been named vice president at Sioux county state Bank in Orange City he is a native of Struble. Alton Gary Wales the new Alton police officer has applied to the Northwest Iowa crime commission for funds to improve that City s police department. If his request is approved the City could acquire a second policeman a filing system a Mobile Speed gun Finger print kit and additional Handcuffs. Rock Valley Ron Pederson a senior at us in Vermillion returned to his Home town april 8 after a five Day tour basketball diplomacy excursion in Cuba earlier in the week. He and nine other basketball players from us and South Dakota state played two exhibition basketball games against a cuban All Star team and toured the country As the . Re opened relations with Cuba. Pederson received the Honor of carrying the american Flag into the 15,000-seat Arena prior to the first game. Be Mars some 250 member directors managers and friends attended the annual nip co meeting Here april 12. Featured were the comments of president Harold Vermeer of Sioux Center a look at alternative Power sources and an Art program by mrs. Harold Vermeer. Vermeer was re elected to the executive committee. Hawarden fire destroyed a shelter House and tool shed in the City Park Here april 10. Twenty two fibreglass picnic tables two Lawn mowers and numerous other objects were. Destroyed and fire chief Mose Hendricks estimated the damage at $10,000. State fire Marshall officials Are investigating

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