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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Northwest 3inding co. Box 244-3 Lincoln nob.-60506 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 34 wednesday August 17, 1977 weather report. Date High Low precis. 8-8 87 61 .24 8-9 82 63 .17 8-10 83 57 8-11 75 46 .22 8-12 84 49 .00 8-13 83 59 .00 8-14 77 52 .00 county zoning Issue May be brought to vote fatal Accident at Kroon s Corner a vehicle stands where it had come to a tragic halt monday just before noon. It along with its passengers were involved in mishap at Kroon s Corner in Sioux Center the scene of numerous accidents in the past. Listed As dead was mrs. Jan Rte Hawarden. One of the passengers was listed in critical condition the other reported stable. The Karsan vehicle and a Semi trailer truck were involved in the mishap. By Dennis Durband the Sioux county Board of supervisors will fund a water shed project at Oak Grove state Park North of Hawarden which is expected to Cost some $12,000. The Board took the action when it received a formal request from the Sioux county conservation Board at its August 9 meeting. Officially the supervisors received a formal request for in excess of $12,000 More than what was budgeted. This will enable. Construction for a five acre water shed in the Northwest Corner of Oak Grove Over what is now ninety percent Grassland. The five acres of water surface with a maximum depth of 20 feet will make the Park a multiple recreational area with fish wildlife and aesthetic value according to the conservation Board. It would Call for the termination of a few Trees but any disruptions in the local ecosystem would be restored to normalcy. The supervisors had previously informally agreed to help out on this project. They also agreed to reimburse secondary roads for the Isle t pipe which will be needed to let county Engineer Orville Dorschner handle the engineering involved to use Rural assistance funds and supervisor Pete Timmer of Rock Valley will conduct More investigations regarding construction and costs. A Resolution for funding the project passed unanimously since the supervisory Board received a 25-name petition on zoning and the county zoning commission has been tapping county wide feelings on zoning John Obbink of that commission reported that it would like to arrange some hearings to direct county input on City and county zoning. We came As far As we wanted to come Obbink said of the six month research. Now we think a planning study Board is the next. the commission asked the supervisors How Many hearings would be sufficient for this and where they should take place. If the hearings Are positives then who do we consult with for the Legal work the commission inquired. Obbink also remarked that the commission wants to blend in with City ordinances on zoning to gain continuity for the county and to gain citizen involvement. Supervisor Arie Schimmel suggested the hearing or hearings be held at the Community Center in Sioux Center As a Central location. Clarence Jonker supported that. The Board consensus was to let the people give the input let them Walt Warntjes asked if the matter could be voted on and it could eventually come to a referendum. Prospective dates for the hearing were september 13 and 14. Treasurer Lawrence Vander Esch delivered the Semi annual treasurer s report to the Board. County Bank deposits and time certificates totalled $3,757,239 29. There was a two cent discrepancy Long in that figure but neither the county or state officials could find the error. Board president Bernie Smith noted we Are in a Good financial condition a number of remodelling hearings were discussed. The new county jail and communication Center is to have another letting to award the construction contract. Public hearings will be held on aug. 23 and sept. 6 at the courthouse concerning exceeding the $150,000 construction costs of altering the courthouse. The Cost allowed for was $146,785, but it s expected to exceed that by nearly $6,000. Two hearings Are necessary and the Board will weigh Public sentiments before reaching a final decision. Bidding for the contract to make alterations to the magistrate s office will take place on sept. 20. Representing the department of social. Services John Lapitz of the Orange City office appeared to discuss the food stamp program. Changes will be made in this program october 1, whereby no one will have to pay for Stamps. The Stamps will be administered to qualified persons free. Sioux county which now pays $1,000-51,100 per month to the state for handling local cases will be subject to a 20% increase effective oct. 1. This will push the county s state fee to $1,300, and a further increase on Jan. 1, 1978 will jump the figure to Between $1,800 and $2,000. Lapitz mentioned hiring a local person to do the same thing for approximately $850 per month something More than 20 other Iowa counties have done to Cut Down on expenses. Since the Board took no action Lapitz will investigate the matter further and report again later to the Board. In one other item the Board granted Leon Stevenson of the colonial life and Accident insurance company permission to approach county employees at Road shops after 4 15 . With a policy presentation. This would prevent disruption of employees during their Normal working hours. The Board of supervisors will provide a collection service for the company if any employees take out policies. School Board election nears with the filing Date for candidacy for the Sioux Center Community school Board of education now past the slate of candidates for the september 13th election is set. In director District no. 1, Howard Beernink the incumbent is running unopposed. Or. Beernink is seeking his fourth term As a member of the Board. In director District no. 4, the Story is somewhat different. The present director. Syvert Van Berkel is not seeking reelection and a slate of four candidates Are seeking this position they include Peter t. Dejong a Farmer Virgil Houtkooper a Farmer Dick Kraayenbrink a contractor and Kenneth Sandbulte a Farmer. The election is tuesday september 13, and it should be noted that All registered voters in the Sioux Center Community school District Are eligible to vote for the candidate of their Choice in each director District. While the candidates must reside in the director District from which they Are running they Are elected by the voters of the entire District. Prominent Sioux Center woman succumbs a prominent Sioux Center woman mrs. Alene h. Moret the wife of Henry Moret passed monday As a result of a protracted illness. Mrs. Moret was born april 28, 1918, the daughter of or. And mrs. Henry j. Ramaker of Sioux Center. Or. Ramaker had passed away a year ago his wife Grace resides in Sioux Center. Mrs. Alene Moret is survived by her Sisters Yette mrs. Del Tepaske and Sylvia mrs. Stan Straatsma mrs. Tepaske resides in Sioux Center and mrs Straatsma and her husband reside in Iowa continued on Page 3 Aea gives nod for voc a counselling area education Agency h4 held its regular Board meeting on tuesday August 9, 1977 at the Aea building in Sioux Center. In routine business the Board approved the previous month s minutes and a list of Board Bills in the amount of $164,177.05. The administration reported that All of the new vehicles purchased to provide transportation for River Valley school students have been received. A few bus Drivers Are str a needed to staff the transportation system. The Board approved a food service agreement whereby Hope Haven would provide the hot lunch for students attending the River Valley school and agreed to accept student teachers at the school. In other action the Board approved an agreement with the state division of vocational rehabilitation for the provision of vocational rehabilitation Cou celing services at a Cost to the Aea of $6,000/year, approved a contract with the american cancer society Iowa division concerning film circulation and agreed to join a film production consortium. Borad number Duane Jongerius announced that he does not intend to run for re election to the Board when his term expires in october. Or. Jongerius represents the West Lyon and Central Lyon school districts. Board member Marvin Ulven representing the Sheldon and at Florida University they re studying Sioux Center through the news by Wayne v. Dominowski there s More in the Sioux Center news newspaper each week than there is in the Miami Herald every Day said Bob Anwyl a sociology professor at Miami Fla Dade Community College. The Spencer native was referring to the news Church Faith Page when he made the above comment. His classes at the Miami school have been studying Sioux Center for the past two years comparing their findings and making judgements concerning communities across the United states. Anwyl in Sioux Center with his wife the former Connie Scheffer daughter of Casper and Clara Scheffer of Sioux Center stopped by the news office to renew the College s subscription. He talked about some of the findings of his students. The news covers things that Many major newspapers Don to is one of the most frequent comments the students make Anwyl said. They find it relaxing he said the students have reported. The Miami prof noted Liat his sociology classes spend Many hours pouring Over each Section of the news writing Down personal observations and comparing notes. They have been Able to detect the life style of Sioux Center s people which is "very1 different from the big for one thing the students noted there is a striking religious Outlook. That Anwyl said not Only finds itself being expressed on the news religious Page but also in the other sections of the newspaper. What is most Paramount he said the students discovered is the concern the Community has for its citizens. The paper reflects this through its stories editorial Page because Many of the students Corne from an Urban area this Outlook is new to them. They be asked Anwyl if too much concern would t have a bad affect on the individual in Sioux Center. I be explained that were stories concerned with sensationalist views or invasion of privacy practices it would indeed be bad but the professor said that does t seen to be the Case in Sioux he said that the interaction among people was most evident in this Northwest Iowa Community correspondence referred to news in our area was completely alien to the Florida students. At first Anwyl said they looked at local and social reporting with amusement. Later Anwyl said they began to sense that there was More there. I guess in your Case local and social news reporting goes Back a few years something larger cities never picked up and permitted in their he said that the latter Type of coverage again pointed to the caring attitude of Sioux Cente rites. It shows the students that people Here want to know How their neighbors Are advertising too has Given the Florida sociology students definite thoughts about Sioux Center. They now realize that the Community is dependent upon agriculture. Before that they could t imagine what anyone did for a Anwyl pointed out that related farm products such As equipment pesticides and the like reveal the investment in agriculture in the area. Related to this the Miami prof said too that Florida students have been Able to compare prices those of Northwest Iowa to that of Florida. Prices for meat he said were relatively cheaper Here than they Are in the Southern state. Much of the information gleaned from the news is used to compare with metropolitan newspapers and the coverage of the latter. Students wrote in their reports that one of the reasons larger cities Don t write a More personal account of events is due to the enormity of their coverage area. Such things As City Council reports and civic groups Are usually left out of Urban papers. The students comment that the Volunteer concept in t dead in Sioux it s a Point noticed for rarely do larger cities expend their time in Community programs the latter comes under occupations something people expect to get paid for in cities such As Miami Chicago and new York. Would Florida students wish to live in Sioux Center they d Welcome that As an Opportunity Anwyl said. Paullina school districts indicated that he would run for re election and has filed a statement of candidacy. Board president Ardene ver Hoef also indicated that she would seek re election to the Board. Mrs. Ver Hoef represents the West Sioux and Sioux Center school districts. The Board accepted the resignations of mrs. Alice Vogel Secretary and mrs. Addy Anderson bookkeeper to be effective in the near future both employees have indicated a willingness to continue working until replacements can be employed. The Board approved employment of the following personnel Joan Granoff school psychologist Winfield Grebel work experience consultant Frank Hulsart data processing consultant Terri Wilson speech clinician Ellen Johnson and Sandra Moeller special education nurses Dawn Allen and Cathy Hubbard teachers of the hearing impaired Peggy Koele and Dale Van Veldhuizen physical education Carla Boote Marlene Harlman Marjorie Starkweather Debra Van Beek Holly Van oort Nattalee Van oort Phyllis Visser Nancy Wynia and Nancy Zoodsma teacher aides Rose Owens Audiometer is and la Vonne Vande Weed Secretary. The next meeting of the Aea Board was set for tuesday september 13, 1977 beginning at 7 00 . In the Board room of the Aea office in Sioux Center. Area news in Brief Hull the City Council confirmed plans to construct new Tennis courts in the Southwest sector of Hubbling Park despite the desire to build elsewhere expressed in two petitions objectors claimed the Northeast Section of the Park would be better suited for the Tennis courts and that the proposed site is to close to some resident s Homes. Orange cloy Maurice Orange City schools have offered the vacant superintendent position to Rod Wilbeck of Titonka. He was offered a $26,000 contract by phone at the August 8 school Board meeting. Wilbeck is currently superintendent at Titonka. Former superintendent Frank Hulsart is now employed with the area education Agency 4 in Sioux Center. Rock Valley Dennis Block of Sioux City has been hired As the new administrator for Valley Manor nursing Home. The 30-year old Morningside College graduate has experience at the Navy Bethesda Hospital As Well As . Naval hospitals in Guam and Vietnam. I George a Large Man Hunt Southeast of her last week ended with Lyon county sheriffs officials empty handed. Sheriff Craig Vinson received a complaint from a Rural George family about harassing Telephone Calls and interference. A Man Hunt ensued on the surrounding Cornfields with the Aid of 100 volunteers and an air plane. The search failed to turn up the unkown person who allegedly had been seen in the area. Hawarden a court appearance is pending for two juveniles arrested in connection with valued at $150, from the Marc Schwiesow garage and the youths were apprehended after Selling a Section of the carpet. After the storm heavy thundershowers made their Way through Sioux Center and Vicinity this past monday bringing Rains that lasted  throughout Roost of the Moran the Sun peering through the pm Quad the latter causing the rays of Light to filter out from what was a Gray Day

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