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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - April 27, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa I t a 1 Presco vex. 5020 in Coin neb. Ing co. Ave. 6850 6 i la 1 4 4 v j i r 1 a 1 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa 1 1 j wednesday april 27, 1977 1 i x volume 84, number 17 weather report. Dote High 4-18 75" 4-19167 4-20 61 4-21 4-23 4-24 g2 68 Low 55 50 44 41 38 39 37 precis t .07 .2 7 .25 .00 r .00 1 1 l a .1 i a i 1 h City views standby emergency equipment by Wayne a doll Nowski last week s tuesday morning Council session saw eight items on the City Agenda. Two of those concerned utilities such As past engineering work completed on the sewage treatment Plant. Harold Schiebout who Heads the City s utilities department called upon the Council for a decision concerning the payment of a balance due note on the engineering assessment resulting in the completion of the sewage treatment project. The note had been temporarily deferred until both the City of Sioux Center and the engineering Agency of Dewild Grant and associates ascertained the state and Federal approvals of work done. Schiebout asked that the City begin those payments noting that the state s share of the payment came to about five percent with a Federal share earmarked at 75 percent. This would mean that Sioux Center s share of the Bill would come to $15,000, which councilman Dale Den Herder motioned be paid at this time. The Council approved the move. Another utilities item on the Agenda was that of stand by transformers. Presently Schiebout said there were three major plants that May be in jeopardy if such an installation is Forstall cd. He noted that Dyna tech the High school and the Community Hospital each required an emergency backup system. Mayor William Mouw said that he too was concerned with the matter. "1 think we would nil fee uneasy not having a backup system available to us in the utilities director had brought up the matter As an informational Point but it was Well received. The Council said that Thev would take up a serious study into possible systems. In other action the Council approved an cd citric Gas combination for the Holiday lanes new Bowling facility. This plus the acceptance of the Vander Schonf additon were part of the special session Agenda. In looking at various maps regarding Street work completed and underway. Mayor Mouw noted that. This again Points to Sioux Center s great growth potential and being experienced in the Community. The last item on the Agenda concerned an Airport ordinance restricting the placement of structures and Trees near the Airport. City manager Darrel Rensink said that his office had received an informational guide and letter from the aeronautics Board starting that the Council had full authority to the Airport area. The action summed up an earlier Council meeting discussion. Community betterment Council undertakes Ballpark project the Sioux Center Community betterment Council will undertake the softball Field baseball Field lighting project for 1977. Much interest in the Community has been Given to this combination project which involves lighting the baseball Field at open space Park renovating the old Fairgrounds Ballpark and converting it into two softball Fields. Approximately 300 players and a number of organizations Are involved in raising the Money needed for this undertaking. The Community betterment Council is made up of representatives from organizations such As the chamber of Commerce the Jaycees the women s club the legion Sigma Beta Phi the High school College City and lion s club. The Council s prime directive is to better the Community by utilizing Community cooperation. This project along with two others will be entered in a state wide Competition of communities similar in size to Sioux Center next fall. The Council s steering committee is made up of Stan Lammers Leslie Brommer Wayne Juffer Jim Vermeer and Dave Ruter. They have initiated a fund drive which it is estimated will raise $15,000 of the estimated total project Cost of $70,000. The balance of funding is to be raised through Community improvement projects initiated by the betterment Council. A sum of $25,000 will be contributed by the City from Federal Revenue sharing and there is a possibility of obtaining some form of Grant. It is the project s intention to install lights at the new baseball Field so that All summer baseball games will be played there leaving the two new Fields which will be built at the old Fairground site free for softball Only. There has been an increase in the number of softball teams and participants which requires improved facilities. Any persons who have not been contacted and arc interested in contributing to the project arc encouraged to Contact the City office 722-0761. Ireton Christian school Given year for state by Kerry Kircher m the Ireton Christian school at Ireton has been Given one year by the Iowa department of Public instruction to comply with state educational standards. Failure to do so will result in removal of the school from the list of state approved schools. The problem is a simple one. School principal Ronald t. Holwerda of Ireton is not qualified according to standards set Forth in the code of Iowa to be a principal. Hoh Verda acknowledges that the problem exists but says he will remedy it by obtaining a specialist degree in educational administration at Drake University this summer. Hoh Verda has a master s degree from the University of South Dakota in physical compliance education but he docs not have the requisite hours for an elementary principal certificate. He said he accepted the position last autumn on the resignation of Arlyn Schaap expecting to receive a temporary certificate from the state. However i found out later the state had stopped granting temporary certificates he said. The school which includes grades k-8, received a letter from Robert d. Bonlon stale superintendent of Public instruction dated april 1, informing that you have one year february 18, 1978, to come into compliance by correction of the the Iowa code requires approved schools to be administered by certified principals 5 000 investors face financial loss by Paul Van Kolken an estimated 1,000 persons including 150 in the West Mich. Area could Jose Between "s3 and $4 million in. Investor cents in r a reformed Church in California which has run into financial difficulties. 1. 1 Claude Schuring of Kalamazoo president of the san Dimas not holders association an unincorporated committee representing some of the note holders said the California Church offered a settlement of 30 cents on the Dollar but the not holders committee rejected the offer. I am sure the not holders want More than 30 cents on the Dollar said Schuring in a Telephone interview last week. We will have to reassess the situation and it will take some time. The greatest number of the not holders knew nothing of the default he explained. Shuring said an estimated $2 million was believed invested by residents of the Holland Muskegon grand rapids areas including several elderly persons who apparently looked toward the investments of ten years ago for retirement. The Rev. Melvin de Vries pastor of the Valley Community drive in Church of san Dimas addressed a meeting Friday. In Kalamazoo of the committee. R he said the Church property was valued at about $1 million and outstanding notes totalled $4 million. Investors responded to advertisement in the Church Herald the official publication cof therefor a tween 196& arid 1973 and when the Church stopped paying interest on the notes the publication later refused to carry additional advertising on the notes. Schuring claims the Church Herald has not published news items concerning the default and cites a Jan. 7, 1977 letter to the committee s attorney in which the reformed Church officials saw no Legal or moral responsibility regarding payment to these creditors. In summary this is a matter Between a local Church congregation and its creditors said the letter signed by Louis h. Benes general Synod president Bert e. Van Soest chairman Sec and Marion de Velder general Secretary. The current business manager of the san Dimas Church Gary Hobo said the situation a was a he said $1 million of the Money was lost in a loan to inspiration City a retirement Village on which a Bank foreclosed construction Loans. It was in addition to the $1 million sold in notes for the project through the association for inspiration living. The san Dimas Church consistory brought 4 $728,000 Worth of Mutual funds then i ver by a new administration and Hobo said borrowed $350,000 from Banks and to pay off a joined the staff in 1974. The Loans had to sell the Mutual funds at loss he added. Rev. De Vries. Who has been Church  Hobo said deficit spending Foi sex pc equipment and lavish programs by the been Able to pay it sown Way but but it needs previous management added to the problem. Further Money was spent on tape recordings and television programs part of the Church s ministry. Hobo added that nearly another $1 million was paid in quarterly and Semi annual interest on notes and the Church leadership without the approval of the Classis kept borrowing Money through More notes to try to stay afloat. At the end of 1973 the Church was taken Schuring cited a Lack of answers from the California Church since 1973 when the interest payments stopped coming. Help from the not holders and he asked the not holders to absorb 70 per cent of the loss. Rev. De Vries said that even to ask for the financing he would need a commitment from not holders not to demand More than $1.2 million. I think it is the responsibility of the general Synod to make an investigation said Schuring. Prayer will be most important solving the problem but we must know what is the ,. He said the not holders association was it erupting to Purchase an and Fri the Church Herald to Alert other not holders to the situation and to put pressure on the denominational leaders to conduct an investigation. Sam Dimas is a suburban Community of about 5,500 in Eastern los Angeles county. In addition to the drive in Church there is the association for inspirational living put the Legal connection was unclear. The Church is a member of the Ria Classis of California. Report recommends wage increase for county employees by Kerry Kircher g h a fact finding report released last week recommends a 5.5 percent wage increase for unionized county employees and increase the report says avoids an excessive Burden to the taxpayers of Sioux the recommended increase is a Compromise Between a 16 percent hike requested by county Road workers and the 2.4 percent offered by the county. Fact finder John j. Flagler of minnea Polis. Also rejected Union demands for time and a half overtime pay and a built in Cost of living adjustment. However although the county has accepted the report the Union local 1774 of the and superintendents. According to one department of Public instruction official however removal from the approved list would Only result in a loss of status for the school. Since it is parochial affiliated with the Christian reformed Church no state Aid would not he involved. Holwerda who has a Bachelor s degree in education from Calvin College grand rapids Mich., taught six years at the school before becoming principal. Sheriff arrests five for intoxication the Sioux county sheriff s office arrested five juveniles last Friday night As they were leaving a Beer party on a farm near Hawarden. Four Wisl High school students were charged with Public intoxication and an Orange City Unity Christian student was charged with drunk driving. Friday was Junior senior prom night at West Sioux. All five juveniles have been remanded to the custody of their parents and the information has been turned Over to juvenile authorities in Sheldon. Sheriff Jim Schwiesow said the five were arrested about 11 00 As Thoy were leaving n farm belonging to Benton buyer of Hawarden five and a half Miles East and two Miles South of Hawarden. Schwiesow said the sheriff s department obtained the names of a Rise cups adults who have contributed b in Quency of minors. He said turned Over to the county attorney for further action. The sheriffs office is going to Clamp Down on Rural Beer blasts and Drunken driving in All parts of the county Schwiesow warned. We have had numerous complaints from Rural citizens about the noise and the rowdiness and the drunkenness at these things Beer parties he said a Junior High activity night 1 april 29 the or. High of Sioux Center will once again hold the annual or. High activity night. The 7th Grade will give the play the Ballad of Simon pure Sam followed by the 8th Grade play badlands both Are westerns directed by mrs. Mahoney and or. Ila Mil. They will begin at 7 30 . In the Tepaske theatre at the High school. Admission is $.25 for students $.75 for adults or $1.25 per family. Or. Dobbins will direct the 7th and 8th Grade choirs. After the plays jazz 3 45, directed by or. Tied cars will perform while refreshments Are served. See you there american federation of state county and municipal employees overwhelmingly continued on Page 10 4 news receives five state awards t re on m. Tepaske honoured i 1 the Sioux Center news was the recipient of five awards presented Iowa press association at the 62nd annual awards presentation Friday in Des Moines. The news in Competition with 342 weeklies won second place in general typographical improvement a class Matching daily newspapers in the state with weekly entries the news was also awarded second place in Best feature Story of the year. Other entries which won came in general excellence sports photography and Best advertising idea. The general typographical improvement and general excellence awards were judged j a 1 l r a r area news in Brief Hawarden the fire that destroyed a Park shelter House Here on easter sunday morning has been confirmed As a Case of arson it was disclosed by the state fire Marshall s office. Special agent Jerry Corbett said that even though local and state authorities have no leads they Are continuing to investigate. T Hull officials of the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul and Pacific Railroad co. Have advised City clerks in Hull Boyden Rock Valley and in Wood that they propose to close Railroad stations in those communities and to remove the depot buildings in Boyden Hull and Rock Valley. Given As reasons for the cutback Are taxes and vandalism   a 1 Orange City state representative Lyle Stephens received confirmation from Thomas de Witte District local systems Engineer for the dept. Of transportation that Stop lights will be placed at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Highway 10 in the Southeast Corner of Orange City City manager Don Schreur also received a letter of confirmation on the Cost sharing project. Rolf Valley Joe Maher. President of tie Valley publishing company publisher of the 1 Valley Bee announced the appointment of Marge Harmelink to the Post of Ditc a of that weekly it#spap0r. with the be since i?74r and is a 1951 Rock Valley High Schobl graduate p r a by the University of Iowa s school of journalism. The awards Are the result of the paper s Lay out design headlines and Overall makeup and appearance. The award for Best feature Story judged by the Iowa press association came As a result of Wayne Dominowski s Story on the late Maurice Tepaske of Sioux Center. The Best advertising idea award judged by the publishers idea Exchange was awarded on l the basis of the Sioux Cert or news fashion guide of f4976, while the sports photography award was based on the news entry of a High jumper reproduced in the recent Spring sports edition in the news. The awards representative of a newspaper s total product for a period of one year Are presented through the Iowa press association s group. Through the years the awards have become highly competitive in nature with both daily and weekly publications viewing for honors. / the news Learned also that former publisher Roy Gardner had won second place in the master columnist division daily for his work with the Lemars daily Sentinel to Martin with the Sheldon mail Suri. Who will be coming to the news next month won first place in the excellence in advertising layout and of sign weekly category. The latter presentation has been a top award in the state and has been won con in the Telaj in newspapers. The a few the beef promotion 1. R. A l one of the first communities in Sioux Center to have a special beef promotion four Sioux Center businessmen have purchased two High Choice or prime beef cattle that will be used to promote the product plus Benefit two Community groups. John by of Sioux automation in Sioux Center said thursday evening May 5, beginning at 7i30 . There will be a beef auction at Sioux automation Sioux in Prev a and in the Back of by Vee and coast to coast. We re sponsoring this auction because we realize the present situation of the beef producer and wish to encourage them in continued production Byl said. Tym Vander Schaaf will auction one beef that has been processed into 5, 10 and 15 Pound packages. Tho other beef will be sold in quarters. Thet Money raised through the auction Byl said will be split equally Between two Community groups. Half of the Money will go to the Sioux Center Community Hospital and the other half to go to the Sioux Center Community Center. The general Public is invited and encouraged to participate in the auction Byl said. He said that the sponsors of the auction want it to be a Lime to. A.  ,.  v v a. A a a a a m.--. A

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