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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - March 16, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Northw83t binding co. 5020 Prescott ave. Lincoln neb. 6806 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 11 wednesday March 16,1977 weather report. Date High Low precis. 3-7 45 16 0 3-8 51 25 0 3-9 54 32 0 3-10 54 34 0 3-11 54 44 .83 3-12 50 37 .33 3-13 49 35 t of City budget Revenue sharing distributed by Dennis Durband approval of the City budget and the Revenue sharing Money distribution were the keynotes of the March 7 meeting of the Sioux Center City Council. The first item on the Agenda was consideration of the proposed budget for the fiscal year 1977-78. The budget of $2,485,406 was approved by a unanimous vote of the Council. A portion of the Revenue sharing Money $107,000, was also divided. The Sioux Center Hospital received $5,000, As did the Sioux Center Public Library. The recreation and arts Council received a $1,000 allocation $15,000 was appropriated for improvements on the Sioux Center Community Center councilman Ross Vernon noted the importance for the City to take proper care of the Community Center and City manager Darrel Rensink said there were leaks in the roof of that building$25,000 went toward lights at the baseball Diamond. The Community is expected to match this sum. Airport improvements warranted $20,000, and $2,500 went to Mike Vanden Bosch who plans to interview 100 senior citizens of Sioux Center and file his taped interviews in the Public Library for future reference. A proposal to subsidize the cd project Central business development was Defeated because it appeared that the City would be providing Money for a private business venture. Councilmen expressed the feeling that they would prefer not to take such action. Further along in the meeting the City Council heard a report from the Golf Board which asked the Council for $2,500 to help reduce a $13,000 debt incurred As the result of a Channel straightening project at the Sandy hollow course. This request was granted with the idea that the course will eventually become a municipal course. The Council approved participation in the Purchase of a grand prize for the upcoming indoor fair Here. Next the Council reviewed and revised the rent schedule pertaining to farm land property owned by the City. There was discussion concerning tile future possibility of providing a More adequate housing facility for the Airport Council agreed to look Inlo upgrading the residence there. High people accepted Council appointments to two separate Council committees. Ten people had been contacted and two had not yet determined whether or not they would serve. The committees arc the planning and zoning and the Board of adjustment committees. Junior Vander Tuin accepted a position on the planning and zoning committee. City manager Rensink reported that the City had received n request from the department of transportation to consider adopting an ordinance which would regulate the construction of tall structures in the Airport Vicinity. The Council agreed to investigate this matter and to hold a Public hearing on such a proposed ordinance. The hearing has been scheduled for april 4, and notices will be published prior to that Date. In one final item of attention the Council considered an inquiry am a Rural property owner who requested a connection to the City water Supply. The City presently has a policy forbidding such a Hook up but decided to investigate this particular instance further before making any decisions. To Survey Rural water use system initiated City mini bus Dorothy Van Engen of Sioux Center Driver of the senior citizens mini bus stands beside the City s newly painted vehicle. The bus available five Days a week will service Sioux county bringing senior citizens to the dinner Date program which is held mondays wednesdays and fridays. Senior citizens wishing the bus service May Contact Elmer Vermeer director of Sioux Center housing for information and reservations. Vermeer said that the mini bus is also available for local citizens. They May use the bus for other activities other than the dinner Date program. Police Nab re Man with drugs the Sioux Center police department reported the arrest of Charles Van Ness 22, of Rock Valley saturday for the Possession of a controlled substance. Van Ness was arrested at 2 40 a.m.", saturday after a subsequent search had revealed some 200 tablets of what was described As a schedule one schedule one authorities report is a term inclusive of such drugs As Ltd and related drugs. Also discovered in the search of the Van Ness vehicle was marijuana. Van Ness was taken before the Sioux county magistrate where he was charged on three counts and placed under a $6000. Bond. The three counts charged were Possession of a controlled substance conveyance of a a controlled substance and operation of a vehicle while in Possession of a controlled substance.  appeared before the magistrate later saturday morning Sioux Center police arrested him while on a routine patrol. By Kerry Kircher the preliminary Board of directors of the newly formed Southern Sioux county Rural water system met last wednesday in be Mars to design a Campaign to bring Rural water to farms in Southern Sioux and Northern Plymouth counties. I the Board formed at a feb. 9 organizational meeting in Ireton met with Delmar Koel vice president of a Rock rapids architectural and engineering firm Randy Petersohn Plymouth county Extension agent . Eldridge Sioux county Extension agent and Dennis Benna of Farmers Home administration Omha. The directors voted to Survey 12 townships in Southern Sioux county and six townships in Northern Plymouth county to determine interest in the proposed system. The Survey includes a brochure mailing the week of March 21 and three sign up meetings the week of april 4. The townships to be surveyed Are Logan Washington Reading Sherman Nassau East Orange Buncombe,., Eagle Gentet. Branch Holland and Floyd in Sioux county and Portland Preston Grant Eldgin Fredonia and Meadow in Plymouth county. Although parts of these townships Are now included in other Rural water systems Omha regulations require that townships be surveyed in their entirety Albert Schulz of Ireton Secretary of the Board emphasized that the Survey would not limit participation in the system. He said interest from Farmers outside the Survey area was Welcome As was interest from smaller towns that might be having water problems. The system is open if others want in Schulz added thai boundaries would be drawn Only after a canvass of potential users dictated a system of economic feasibility. Kocl s firm Dewild Grant Reckert and associates of Rock rapids was retained at the feb. 9 meeting. The firm has designed several Rural water systems in this area including the system located near Hospers and Sioux Center. The sign up meetings will involve a $25 fee Farmers. Schulz said the Money would be used to water talk this was the scene at the newly formed Southern Sioux county Rural water system meeting in Lemars last wednesday. The group decided to Campaign to bring Rural water to farms in Southern Sioux and Northern Plymouth counties. See Story this Issue defray the costs of establishing the water system and would obligate no one to participate in the system. The meetings will be monday april 4 at Ireton tuesday april 5 at Orange City and wednesday april 6 at be Mars. The officers of in Brit cd in addition to Schulz Are or Roger rep part of Ireton chairman Howard Kiel of Maurice vice chairman and Milton Pennings of Orange City other directors Are Arend Kraayenbrink and Melvin Hulshof of Ireton Gordon Brink and John Heemstra of Orange City and Romild Hanit Citi of be mais. De Mitchell of Alton has been retained As attorney. Chamber hears of upcoming events the Sioux Center chamber of Commerce met last week tuesday at its regular monthly meeting. Rally Van Beck opened the session by noting upcoming events such As the indoor fair March 31 april 1with its theme fiesta Days and agriculture Day March 21. Afterwards the chamber heard reports on the organization s finances. De Roetman treasurer noted that receipts were steady. This was followed by Gary Kramer retail Trade committee head who noted the upcoming Spring value Days promotion the latter beginning the week of mar. 21. Roger Evans then reported on the Community Center air conditioning unit which he said was nearly paid. The. Chamber called on City manager Darrel Rensink who cited developments enacted by the City. Among the items Indi-1 rated was the City s approved budget. The important thing Rensink said is the allowance will help us continue the programs we other areas noted in the City manager s deliberations were the so Hospital Airport improvements baseball lights Library improvements recreation and arts historical study and Community improvement. The chamber meets the second tuesday of each month. The next meeting is slated for april 12. Soup supper set. A for Christian school the Christian school Guild will sponsor a soup supper on Friday March 25 at the Christian school. Serving will begin at 5 . Everyone is Welcome. A free will offering will be taken. Ͽ�s3w___ at the co do meeting stockholders of the Coop Gas & ill company of Sioux Center and Ireton ready for lunch after hearing the annual financial report this past saturday. See Story this Issue Coop Gas & Oil sees growth continuance a a a a a Rich begin Kaaa Cha Fatm. Alvin Den Herder president of the Coop Gas and Oil company of Sioux Center and Ireton called 1976another successful he praised co managers Herb Kuyper and Jim Harskamp As he did the entire work Force of the Coop Den Herder said the latter was the reasons for the company s continued Success. After the president s opening comments the Large audience of shareholders heard from Glen Vermeer the Coop s Secretary this was followed by the financial report. The report was not lengthy but it s three pages of figures attested to a substantial year for the so Ireton Coop. Assets came to $729,844.52, while investments totalled $460,992.61, and fixed assets $296,844.23. That came to $1,487,681.36. Members equity and total liabilities were $1,487,681,36, while sales topped at $3,880,467,44/ paying were noted at. $809,599.40. " the report glowed in nearly every aspect and it was this that Den Herder had earlier called attention. In All but a few areas the Coop showed improved and healthy growth. In a comparison of 1976 Over 1975, the Coop showed bullish Progress in unit sales of Gas fuel Oil diesel fuel kerosene propane tubes and truck tires. Indeed this year s report followed a trend which has continued since the Coop s inception in 1924. Every year since then the Coop has shown growth in sales dividends and Stock interest. What makes these figures even More imposing is that they were tabulated by Hunzelman Putzier & co., certified Public accountants out of storm Lake an Independent Agency. The shareholders later Learned that the Coop already have plans for a new building. They heard from retiring director Frank Sinkey who had served with the corp for the past 16 years. Area news in Brief Roc i Valley coach Bob Millers rockets earned their third trip to the boys state basketball tournament in the last five years when they Defeated storm Lake St. Mary s 65-60 in a sub state game in Sioux City March 7. They also went to state last year and took third place in the tournament then. Rock . Henneberg 62, has retired from the Riter Henneberg and Austin Law firm. He was a member of the firm since 1939. Henneberg was involved with the organization of Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock rapids in the 1950s, served As Lyon county attorney and City attorney among numerous other positions Hawarden forty five workers returned to their jobs at the Hawarden of Iowa beef Plant March 7. A Short contract dispute had ended on March 3 when representatives of local 440 amalgamated meat cutters and hib representatives signed a new contract in Sioux City. Be Mars a trial without jury has been set for mid May in the $13 million class action Law suit being brought on the be Mars Mutual insurance company by Maria Rowen the insurance company is also suing Burton Dull a be Mars attorney for $1 million plus interest since Early 1970, these suits Are so complicated and involve so much litigation claims petitions Cross claims accusations and hundreds of pages of documents that filing and copy fees at the clerk s office have climbed Well Over $7,000 since the suit was filed in 1973.Orange City the City Council has committed $50,000 for the Purchase and development of land of Albany Avenue for a proposed Park and Tennis courts. Northwestern College offered to deed a portion of land toward the venture Virg Rowenhorst president of the College also offered to Clear College housing from Tho land to make it look More appealing. ,

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