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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - December 7, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa On sunday vehicle mishap a Rcv f this was the result of an Early sunday afternoon mishap when to passenger vehicles collided on a gravel Road 3 Miles North 1 Miles least of Sioux Center the car forefront driven by Hull Man Brad Koele age 19, was going West while the second vehicle background idol Vejby a Hawarden person met in fog. Injured and released from the Sioux Center Hospital were Koele of Hull and mrs. Marie do. . Police reported that Koele was apparently Hunting while the de weeds were visiting persons in Sioux Center. Sioux Center Man charged by us a with bonding violation a. Joe Wynja a livestock dealer of Sioux Center Iowa has been charged with  payment and bonding require ments of the packers and stockyards act the . Department of agriculture us a has announced. T Wynja purchases livestock in Western Iowa and Western Nebraska. In an administrative complaint filed under the packers and stockyards is act he was charged with continuing to operate his livestock business without providing Bond coverage after his surety Bond was terminated despite official notice that this is a violation of the is act 1., issuing insufficient funds checks and. Failed to pay when due for More than $29,000 Worth of livestock and yer Steeg joins Sioux Teri Fer vet clinic i is tardy psf Steeg who was featured in this \ a ii filth. I Farmers have lots of questions about drugs and exports said committee chairman Calyton Hodgson. They la be Able to get some answers at the Farmers forum the forum format will feature a morning discussion of the drug problem with the v exports being considered in the afternoon. A t Buffet dinner will be served at noon Between the two sessions. Making up the panel on drugs will be or. I Pip Van Houweling of Washington direct. Of of the food and drug administration s Bureau of veterinary Medicine or. Russel a a e pc Johnl of Kansas City executive director of technical services for Farmland Indus tries and j r.,Kenneth Bertig of Sheldon Prist inf of the Iowa veterinarian medical Blankenship of Hudson director of Market development for the american soybean association and Dean Kleckner of Rudd president of the Iowa farm Bureau opening remarks by the panel members at the beginning of each session there will be a lengthy period of question and answer dialogue Between the panellists and All forum participants. Total Cost for the Farmers forum will be $5, including the Buffet dinner. All sessions will be held in the West mar College commons and activities will begin with registration Between 8 and 9 . Advance registration is recommended to assure participation. Checks should be make a out to Farmers forum and sent to Northwest Sinding co. Xxx of 24- 3 Quirico i be. 68506 seek loan limit increase for Farmers v when Congress takes up legislation next year to improve Federal farm credit programs the views of Iowa Farmers Bankers and business owners will go into shaping the changes. The legislation was proposed in the Wake of a serious credit crunch in much of Rural America and Iowa senator Dick Clark heard about the problem during two Days of Senate agriculture committee Field hearings in Iowa last month the thrust of the proposed Bill Clark said is to increase the loan limit on Farmers Home administration farm ownership Loans from $100,000 to $200,000, and to increase the limit on farm operating Loans from $50,000 to $100,000 for direct Loans and to $200,000 for guaranteed Loans. Many Farmers arc in a weakened financial position right now because of Low Grain and livestock prices and because of losses Rock Valley parents fear a less of Pilot son in Alaska a Rock Valley couple is presuming that their son has lost his life in the wilds of Alaska the result of an apparent air plane Accident. The reverend John engbers of Rock Valley said that the family of Russ Santema 21 i divulged their fears to the minister concerning their Pilot son. Russ Santema with Munz airlines of Alaska was flying freight to villages above the Arctic Circle he has been missing since nov 21. Searchers acting on their own continue to scan tie area but with no results. Santema was reported missing nov. 21, when he failed to return to Kotzebue from Point Hope Alaska. He was flying a 16 passenger twin engine aircraft which was hauling supplies. Authorities said the weather was Clear at that time along with 150 mile route. There was one passenger on the Craft. The Rev. Engbers the Santema s minister said Thi Pilot s father John Santema was in Alaska during a search last week. According to reports the bearing sea is still open and the fear is that the aircraft May have gone into it. No Trace thus far has been found along the land route. The search has been extensive. At one time 40 planes participated in the air search while snowmobiles and volunteers on foot searched the ground area around Point Hope. The Faa said it had conducted a six Day air search after Santema was reported missing. The government search sources said has ended private pilots however Are continuing to comb the Vicinity. Social Security in county social Security benefits were being paid to residents of Sioux county at the rate of $185.00 a month at the Start of 1977, Robert l. Andersen social Security manager in Sioux City said today. Suffered from the drought. That Means loan repayment difficulties and Large increases in farm lending producing Sharp reductions in the liquidity of Many Banks serving agricultural areas. When Farmers stored their 1976 crop Grain Clark pointed out the asset was carried on the balance sheets at Well above $2-a-Bushel, and the Cash flow projections of farms also priced Corn at More than $2. But now Bankers Are forced to require their borrowers to reflect the Sharp decline in the value of the Corn on their financial statements. In Many cases we Learned that Farmers Are being asked to increase their borrowing on their land in order to finance their production the Iowa senator told the news. Federal Reserve Board statistics provide More evidence of the credit crunch. In january 1976, less than one third of the Banks in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District reported a Shower rate of the farm loan repayments by october 1978, however nearly three fourths of the Banks in the District reported that farm loan repayments were slower. Demand for More credit by Farmers appears to be straining the capacity of the lending institutions. In Iowa Federal land Bank Loans outstanding increased by 23 percent during the first nine months of 1977, and production credit Loans outstanding increased about 21 percent in the same period. Over the years a set of institutions has been developed to provide agricultural credit. From the hearing i think we can see that some changes Are probably needed in the Way these institutions work so that their services can be improved and the credit needs of Farmers More adequately served Clark said. The Sioux Center news a a dbl shed in Sioux Center Iowa free pancakes thursday hundreds of pancakes will be devoured Between the hours of 5 00 and 8 00 this thursday evening. The chamber of Commerce is serving the free pancakes at the Community Center. Lord businessmen will conduct the preparation and serving of the pancakes to promote business in Sioux Center As a gesture of appreciation to our customers according to Dennis Vande Berg chairman of the chamber s Public entertainment committee. Weather report volume 84, number 50 wednesday december 7,1977 City delivers electric Revenue Bonds chamber of Commerce be Mars Iowa 51031. Telephone inquiries May be made to 712-546-5306, Date High Low precis. 11-21. 22 8 0 11-22 39 15 0 11-23 35 24 t 14-24 30 11 t 11-25 22. -7 .20 Il-26 16 -10 .05 11-27 17  13 0 11-28 35 9 0 11-29 36 31 0 u-30 43 33 to 12-1 40 21 .05 12-2 32 21 0 12-3 25 16 t 12-4 29 20 t City manager Darrel Rensink delivered $900,000 in electric Revenue Bonds to bonding attorney Carlton d. Bey in Des Moines Early Friday evening. The Sioux Center City Council had earlier in the Day passed a Resolution with unanimous consent to pursue the issuing of and securing payments for the Bonds. That Resolution succeeded in a Short special Council session at noon. The official Resolution reads a Resolution authorizing and providing for the issuance and securing the payment of $900,000 electric Revenue Bonds of the City of Sioux Center Iowa under the provisions of the City code of Iowa and providing for a method of payment of said the Resolution directed Rensink to personally deliver the Bonds to the Bond buyers who will examine them for proper legality.,a week later this Friday Rensink will be Given a Check for $900,000 which he will immediately wire Back to Sioux Center. That amount will go toward the payment needed to finance this City s transmission capacity in the Northwest Iowa Power cooperative nip co system the payment to nip co was previously financed on an interim basis. Members discussing agricultural in Rocil Tough of Denver Prochl a cup county Board of health takes immunization stand the Sioux county Board of health in conjunction with the Sioux county medical  society has taken the following stand on implementing the mandatory immunization Law. There will be no county sponsored. Immunization clinics at this time. ,. Parents Are requested to Contact their family physician foe  required. Immunizations. Families unable to Bear the financial Burden of immunization May be referred by their localjphysicl8n? the Public health office i where immunizations will j be v Given without charge col. Wayne do of fit left facilities mad construction often from de Moines was in Sioux Center in few to determine construction additions to the Community Center. J Ato -v/fit,1a Jav study. Area news in Brief Inwood Phillip Schneiderhan 51, of Sioux Falls and Merlin Hunt 50, of Worthing s.d., were killed on Impact when their single engine Plone crashed on a Hill top adjacent to Highway 18 West of Here nov. 28. Workmen who observed the crash from nearby said that the aerobatic plane had been performing stunts prior to its fatal dive. A team of investigators came in tuesday morning to investigate. Be Mars Dale Jacobsen Defeated incumbent Tom Kurth in a Runoff election for a four year City Council term nov. 29. It was no contest As Jacobsen pulled in 525 votes to just 168 for Kurth. Sibley Ron Ludwig 56-year old owner of the fire destroyed 9-59 club was arrested last week on an arson charge by Osceola county officials. The fire occurred in August. Ludwig was arraigned in Osceola county court monday and was previously released on $5,000 Bond. Hull the City Council last week passed an ordinance which will allow for the issuance of conditional use permits for Industrial businesses that wish to locate in commercial areas. Rock Valley a former Rock Valley Man is disappeared with a missing plane flight from Point Hope Alaska to Kotzebue Alaska. Russell Santema 21, an experienced Pilot was flying a twin engine plane on the 150-mile route on nov. 22. After radio Contact was lost Santema was not heard from again. Airline officials Are miffed because of the Clear weather prevalent that Day. While military and Fri personnel continue the search Rock Valley parents or. And mrs. John Santema receive daily communication from Alaska searchers. Hull assistant county attorney Harold Postma warned Hull and Boyden residents that a Chain letter circulating in those communities May be fraudulent and that citizens should avoid any involvement with it. Postma said that the Chain letter appeared to violate the Iowa consumer fraud Laws by failing to disclose material facts. Rock rapids rep. Berkley Bedell and Tom Higgins of hew held a Public information meeting Here nov. 21 which nearly 60 persons attended including representatives of area hospitals. At the outset of the meeting Bedeil explained of having to go through the White House to get an appointment with hew Secretary Joseph Califano and How the Secretary assured that proposed Hospital rules will not be instituted without further study. Bedell termed the proposals ridiculous and state rep. Elmer Den Herder gave a personal example of Small Rural Hospital patient expenses costing much less than a larger Hospital. A Rook Valley the free immunization clinic Here was delayed until Early december because of a Low serum Supply according to supt. Nick Hulst. Rock Valley had hoped to immunize students from the Christian Public and River Valley schools by Early december to meet the state s new immunization Law which demands Iowa children to take preventative shots for six childhood diseases. Now it appears that the immunizations May be delayed until either later in the year or shortly after the first of the new year. Be , army corps of engineers reaffirmed studies which indicated the building of Large dams in Plymouth county for flood control on Perry Creek will not be As feasible As changeling the Creek in Sioux City. The corps will next begin studying alternatives before deciding on a definite plan by next August. My

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