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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - December 14, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Nor thees to birding co. Box 2443 Lincoln neb. 68506 xxx City reappoint housing members accepts bid of first reformed Church it was a Short Agenda for the Sioux Center City Council Early last week but there were a number of important items decided upon. The Council after reviewing previous minutes Bills and thank you cards accepted a bid for the vacating of an Alley. The Council also reappointed several members of the City housing commission. Of the first item a bid submitted by the first reformed Church was accepted. The latter called for the Purchase of a 20 strip of Alley Way located directly South of the parking lot of the first reformed Church. The ultimate release and Sale of the strip approved by the Council now Calls for the Church to pay All administrative costs notice of publication deed a and other transference of property legalities. Also the first reformed Church agreed to deed the South 10 of the Alley to Marvin Prins the other adjoining owner. The Council in making this Sale determined that the 20 Alley would not be needed for general purposes but rather for Utility easement purposes Only. As such the City will maintain the Utility easement rights. In other action the City reappointed three members of the housing commission to two year terms. Reappointed to the commission was de Tepaske Jim Koldenhoven and Warren snieder. Koldenhoven who announced earlier that he would actively seek the seat of retiring state representative Elmer Den Herder had told members of the Council that he would be pleased to serve on the commission once again. Regarding his comp Alan schedule and the possibility of election to the state Post Koldenhoven said that he upon this eventuality would resign the City position. The Council did riot concur with the position but rather took it under advise truck train collision takes Sanborn Man s life a Twenty seven year old Sanborn Man was killed after the Semi trailer truck he was driving struck a Burlington Northern freight train in Sioux Center late tuesday afternoon dec. 6. Randy Jacobs was the victim of the 5 40 . Accident. He had just entered to Sioux Center City limits driving an empty truck owned by Vander Veen Grain company of Sanborn. After stopping at the Stop sign in front of the Railroad tracks on seventh Street also county Blacktop b-4, Jacobs proceeded onto the tracks where the North bound freight struck the right Side front Corner of the truck cab. The train was travelling approximately 20 Miles per hour according to Law enforcement authorities estimates. Local police officers Bill Vanotterloo Lawrence Bleeker Deputy sheriff Kent Van t Hul and state troopers Wayne Jepsen and Larry Weiss believed there May have been a possibility that the right Side View Mirror on the truck cab could have blinded Jacobs vision of the on coming train. Also with the temperature hovering around five degrees above Zero it was thought that the noise from defroster fans drowned out the sound of the train to Jacobs. The Semi truck was dragged 123 feet North to a final rest and Jacobs was thrown out of the Cabin Landing 15 feet away from the wreckage. He was whisked away by ambulance to the Sioux Center Hospital then transferred to St. Luke s medical Center in Sioux City where he ultimately died. Or. Thomas Coriden Woodbury county medical examiner attributed Jacobs death to brain injuries and multiple fractures. The victim s name was released tuesday night and the Sioux City journal carried a front Page account of the traffic fatality in wednesday morning s edition. As of 11 . Wednesday morning some of the next of Kin yet to be contacted according to Paul Adkins chief of police in Sioux Center. Planning zoning commission meets slate Public hearings for february by Dennis Durband planning and zoning commission members met to review capital improvements monday evening dec. 5. Steve Hoesel senior planner of the Northwest Iowa regional Council of governments in Spencer commented at the meeting that the planning and zoning commission is getting Down to the Point of holding Public hearings before too much longer. Everett Franken Sioux Center s code enforcement officer made it known that the Public hearings probably won t begin until some time in february. Hoesel led a discussion on proposed zoning and planning ordinances and took comments from commission members concerning their approval and disapproval of the ordinances. Most of the changes the members Felt vital were minor ones. As Hoesel said syntax is the biggest problem in getting these ordinances even minor changes in one ordinance usually affected a few others and the commission took Steps to insure uniformity among All rules and regulations affected. Also discussed and reviewed were the possibility of county zoning and the proposed land use map. If Sioux county does Institute zoning on a county wide dimension the City s jurisdiction in the two mile limit ends three months after county zoning takes effect. The commission. Opted to leave the proposed land use map As. It is presently drawn up. It remains posted in the City office for individual review prior to future Public hearings and potential changes. City zoning proposals must yet go through a series of review sessions with the City Council and the planning and zoning commission before any Public hearings take place. On tuesday dec. 6, the Board of adjustments rejected an Appeal by Lyle ten Haken to bypass a City ordinance applying to garage construction requirements. Ten Haken had asked for a variance but the Board of adjustments denied the Appeal. Ment. One other major item was reported that of the upcoming City staff wage negotiations. Regarding this City manager Darrel Rensink said that he and the Council again looked Forward to the talks. Last years meeting was very cordial Rensink said. Of i this year he said that the City staff worked exceedingly Well. This has been a marvellous year. Everyone has done just a great Job. They Veall been a real pleasure to work the Council and City staff will meet today at4plm., at City Hall. Seeking social Security assistance note dates persons in the greater Sioux Center area who wish assistance in social matters May Contact the offices in Orange City or Hawarden on the following dates and times in Orange City Jan. .12 and 26, 10 . To noon. In Hawarden january 10, 10 . To noon. The social Security office is held at the _ court House in Orange City and the City halt building in Hawarden. For further information regarding this and other social Security matters persons May Call 1-712-252-4161 in Sioux City Between the hours of 9 . To 4 30.. Daily except saturdays and sundays. Weather report. Date High Low Procip. 12-5 29 2 t 12-6 7 -6 0 12-7 19 3 t 12-8 18 -2 1 t 12-9 -1 -12 t 12-10 14 -8 0 12-11 32 7 0 fighting local fire Sioux Center firemen battled a two hour Corn crib Blaze at the Marlowe Kolby farm a Milc and a half West of town december 6. Scud officials speculated that it car parked inside he building May have started he fire. The Corn crib was a Otal loss but some of the Corn was salvaged. The Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 51 wednesday december 14,1977 do Birds of a Feather really stick together web a my or own. The Hawks you see in Sioux county during most of Hawk hungarian Partridge pheasant Rock Dove downy Woodpecker hairy Woodpecker Flicker Chickadee White breasted nuthatch Northern Shrike Robin Blue Jay Crow Starling House Sparrow horned Lark song Sparrow tree Sparrow Junco Lapland Longspur. And Snow Bunting. And this list does not even include species that we know Are in the area but which we did not see such As rough legged Hawk Bob White great horned owl screech owl red breasted nuthatch Golden crowned Kinglet Cedar Waxwing Cardinal Redpoll and others. A you have probably guessed that the sudden onslaught of Winter this past month has created hardship for our Birds. We found dead sparrows and chickadees for example in our Yard right after the first blizzard. Particularly freezing rain is Tough on Birds who face starvation in such conditions so by feeders should be used. In All likelihood you will attract not Only Ever present House sparrows but All sorts of interesting species. We have some feeders up around our House and right now we could seven kinds of Birds As our regular customers House Sparrow Starling Junco Chickadee Blue Jay downy Woodpecker and a lonesome Grackle who apparently does t know that it is warmer Down South where most other Grackles Are right now. We certainly expect Many other kinds of Birds As the Winter progresses. One word of warning once you begin feeding during the Winter possible liquor store in Sioux Center United press International reported wednesday morning that the Iowa legislature has been asked to appropriate Money for eight new liquor store by the state Beer and liquor control department. Director Roland Gallagher said the Agency is considering new stores for Altoona Bedford Camanche Center Point Fayette Hudson Lamoni Monroe Orange City Rockwell Sioux Center and Story City. If the legislature allocates the funds stores will be located in six of those cities the other two would either be located in Ames Cedar rapids Council Bluffs Davenport Des Moines Iowa City Sioux City or Waterloo. Nothing a can be decided until the legislature acts upon the appropriation next year officials of the Beer and liquor control department noted that cities receive 10 percent of the income from liquor sales in. The state so that purchases by Lowans outside the state result in a loss of Revenue from Iowa cities. Gallagher made his request during a. Legislative subcommittee meeting tuesday if the subcommittee accepts the request it would pass on to full appropriation committees and eventually wind up in the state legislature for deliberations. Of a a .�., ,1 a a net Don t Stop until Spring Birds will become very dependent on your generosity since i report the local Bird situation to the Iowa ornithologists Union 1 would appreciate it if you would Contact me whenever you see what seems to you to be an unusual Bird. 1 am convinced that a number of rarities pass through our area unnoticed or unreported. Often some of these Are observed farther South or East. You can reach me at my Home by calling 722-j572, or at Dort College via Extension 212. So keep an Eye out will you postman needs help As the . Postal service prepares for delivery of Holiday mail expected to exceed 9 billion pieces this year the Public and postal employees Are encouraged to be safety conscious during hazardous weather conditions. Basil Vander Helm local postmaster said this week that precautionary safety measures taken by the Public and postal employees will Aid in the movement of Holiday mail and More importantly help reduce employee injuries during the coming Winter approximately 30,000 letter carriers were in uric last your a great number during the Christmas season due to hazardous walking conditions during inclement weather periods. This year the postal service will make every attempt to deliver mail As timely and safely As possible during inclement weather periods. V however Vander Helm added through cooperation on the part of our customers this task will be much easier to in ail communities local Road authorities and customers ate requested to keep Public roads and private approaches Clear to mailboxes during Winter months

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