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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Weather report. Wyoming Power station ready for Sioux Center 1980 by Wayne v. Dominowski it s so difficult to comprehend councilman Mel Schouten of Sioux Center said. We re used to simply turning on a Light and not thinking anything about Schouten was referring to a huge 260 Structure at Wheatland Wyoming which he Dale Den Herder and utilities director Harold Schie bout had toured last wednesday the Sioux Center group invited by the Missouri Basin Power project viewed the source of Energy that will serve Sioux Center by 1980. The Laramie River station and adjoining Gray rocks Reservoir make up the 1,500,000 kilowatt Power source which will serve Sioux Center and other member communities in the near future. It is a source of Power for the years ahead and comes in face of the continuing shortage of resource supplies formerly used. The electrical generating Plant will utilize transmission lines linked to receiving stations in North and South Dakota Minnesota and Iowa. Four counties adjoining Sioux county Are members of the project. Harold Schiebout called the tour first Opportunity for the members to View the Progress of the Plant in before the site was selected Sioux Center had engaged in a feasibility study. It was at the suggestion of r. W. Beck and associates of Columbus nebr., that the Wheatland Wyoming area was ultimately selected the engineering firm concluded that it was to the Benefit of All members to build the Power Plant near Coal resources to deliver Energy by wire rather than Coal by rail. Wyoming is considered the primary Coal Center in the United states. The Sioux Center utilities director said that the development of the Laramie River station includes several Backbone transmission line extensions which would be used to tie in with the joint transmission system these Schiebout explained Are owned by the Bureau of reclamation which now interconnects with the hydroelectric dams on the Missouri River. The joint transmission system delivers Power for Sioux Center to a Point near Hinton it delivers Power from that Point to Sioux Center via the Northwest Iowa Power Coop nip co. What the Sioux Center men saw at the site which is 1,200 acres in breath was the 280 Power Structure and the beginning of what will become 600 stacks. Cost for the Energy package was 11.5 billion. Sioux Center has an estimated $5 million part of the project. The entire project Sioux Center s becoming a part of it came As a result of efforts by the late Maurice Tepaske and former City manager Arie Verrips. Development of the program began ten years ago. Along with the Sioux Center group were 48 other persons from Iowa South Dakota and Minnesota. Each represented Rural agricultural communities. One Laramie River station executive spokesman said that membership came because Missouri Basin is experiencing an Energy growth. Farmers and ranchers Are using More electricity for irrigation and on farm uses in order to meet increasing demands for food supplies. To produce More food the spokesman said farms Are becoming Energy intensive Koldenhoven to run for state House James Koldenhoven a teacher at Dort College announced monday his candidacy for the Iowa state House of a representatives. Koldenhoven is a candidate for the vacancy anticipated by the retirement of the current representative for the first District of Iowa Elmer Den Herder. Koldenhoven is a Republican. Responsible and moral government is made possible by commitment and having a James Koldenhoven sense for the future. We have had such leadership in the past and i would like the Opportunity to continue that tradition for Northwest Iowa he said. Koldenhoven was born on a farm near Maurice in 1932. He attended country Grade school South of Ireton and graduated from Hull Western Christian High school in 1950. He has degrees from Calvin College and the University of South Dakota. Following military service he returned to Northwest Iowa in 1957 and began teaching. Koldenhoven is married and has two daughters. He has been involved in a number of state area and local activities in recent years. State involvement has included an appointment to the advisory panel of the Low state arts Council nomination for appointment to the Iowa state arts Council and was a Delegate to the state Republican convention. Area involvement for Koldenhoven has entailed membership on the regional planning committee for phase 11 of Iowa 2000, directing governor Robert Ray s inaugural to the Cari Impact program for Northwest Iowa and directing performing a programs for Sioux county s Bicentennial Celebration. He has also been a director of the Sioux county arts Council. Locally the 45-year old Sioux Center Man has been a commissioner for Low rent Bui Dirig for the youth. Fair bred alter Clef a Mentor it usury Christian and a fellow worker set Potts for additional livestock space used at the youth county fair to is we a Beth Njmen a employed a Jyh que automation the latter called to help expand existing facilities to House the Rex re number of Uvea Tock entries at the annual fair Brad is the son of or. And mrs Stan Altena. 1 utilizing electricity As a substitute for manpower and other forms of expensive and limited Learned the Power facility will assure for the Rural residents too the group necessary Power in the future. Housing director of the recreation & arts Council a past member of the advisory Council to the local Public school Board a designing consultant for Tepaske theatre a member of the committee to design the indoor swimming Pool a promoter for joint use of Community facilities and a past president of the Christian school Board and past member of the Long Range planning Church committee. Koldenhoven plans to be available periodically at the Republican Booths at both the Sioux and Lyon county youth fairs. Ems needed if you Are interested in helping your Community by serving As a Volunteer emt emergency medical technician for the ambulance another training session will be held this fall. Training will be at the Northwest Iowa technical College in Sheldon with classes beginning september 12. 1977. About four persons w

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