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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - May 4, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa Nopthi�e3fc binding co 5020 Prescott ave. Lincoln. Mob. 68?06 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa wednesday May 4,1977 volume 84, number 18 weather report. Date High Low precis. 4-25 64 38 0 4-26 77 38 0 4-27 87 46 0 4-28 87 44 0 4-29 72 42 0 4-30 77 38 0 5-1 77 51 0 d utilities groups vie for Agency opposition from Union rec by Wayne v. Dominowski the thought which brought communities together last tuesday in Des Moines was listening and defending Harold Schiebout of Sioux Center second from rear listens As various municipalities explain their Energy concerns. An outspoken advocate of a municipal Power Agency was Pat Touchae right photo executive director of the Iowa association of said an Agency formation was a matter of survival for such communities As Sioux Center. Energy. Power generated Energy. The Issue at stake was study Bill 92, a Bill which would create a municipal Power Agency. Sioux Center represented by utilities director Harold Schiebout and councilman e. Johr Kosters acted for the move so did a number of other communities Rock rapids Alton and Orange City among them. The Northwest Iowa groups and others from around the state seek to enact a cooperative Agency which would Aid in the production of Power supplies. In effect it would be a snaring proposal among various towns. The cooperative venture came about As a result of increased pressure from soaring demands and costs of fuel now and the projected demand and costs for the future. Communities such As Sioux Center seeks to Avert higher costs while still seeking to provide an adequate Supply for Consumers. The thought As Schiebout and others have professed is one of solution. Indeed the joining together of communities in a a common cause merits consideration but the towns represented ran into opposition. The International electrical workers Union was against it because according to their representative thousands would lose John Lewis executive director of Iowa investor owned Utility association was against it and so was Earl King the executive director of the Iowa Rural electric coops. The three were in opposition they said because they did not feel a cooperative venture was feasible what they meant to All those in attendance was that they Felt such a move on the part of smaller communities would threaten their own specific agencies. The opposition did not go unanswered. So s Harold Schiebout offered a proposal for the cooperative plan. He explained the City s past usage of electrical sources the purchasing of Power and Energy from the Bureau of reclamation. He said that in planning for future Power supplies it appears that the Best Coal fired generating in taking future plans further Schiebout said that the passage of the measure is essential to allow two or More cities to join together to create a municipal Power Schiebout explained that because of the intense capital requirements associated with the development of Large scale generation and trans miss facilities the most viable alternative is for utilities to join together to share those great costs. The run followed Lewis and King. The two. Honoured for distinguished service at a special recognition dinner held last week at the Holland House Council members and new appointees to the planning and zoning commission As Well As the newly formed adjustment Board honoured three past members of p & z. The three arc or Marion Mouw de Harska tap sr., and mrs. Gerald Bosch who accepted a special certificate for the late or Bosch. Second Row or Mel Schouton Dale Den Herder Ross Vernon e. John Kosters Willis Alberda Darrel renal he and mayor William Mouw. Sees legislature s mulling of pah Mutual betting As a waste of time by Dan Dykstra it seems that the Iowa Senate has some time to Idle away while the House takes care of their business. So to fill up those hours the Senate is spending their time wisely by working on such items As putting wine in grocery stores and parimutuel horse racing. That last item is being pushed through at the pleasure of the Senate majority Leader a a i. Before being voted out of the Senate ways and Means committee one member re Quested some additional information before the taking of the final vote. That motion was soundly Defeated of the reasoning that the. Topic had been of interest for years arid the commentary information was there for the asking. It is important to remember though that this was the first time parimutuel betting had been discussed in the committee the entire year. Area news in Brief Hull a Public hearing concerning the renewal of Boyden Hull High school principal Jim Munday was held in Hull from 9 . Until 7 30 . On april 23.acting on superintendent. Craig Anderson s suggestion the school Board had considered not renewing the principals contract because of alleged leadership and discipline problems. Munday who has been at Boyden Hull for la years requested the hearing. A hearing officer from Denison . Frank will make a decision on the matter. Sheldon officials of the dept. Of Public instruction will conduct a reorganization study on five o Brien county school districts. The Dpi will Send a task Force to study such geography economics building structures and transportation at Hartley Sutherland Sanborn Paullina and Primghar sept. 19-23. 1 a a Sibley the City Council Here has approved a $206,553 bid by the Dakota contracting company of Sioux Falls for the downtown Street improvement project. The Only other bidder Morhauser Walker submitted a bid of $208,822. R i Al Mars be Mars is dedicating its new clinic Center this week. Formerly the carnegie1 Library the civic Center is the location of the festivities sponsored by the chamber of com Merchand the be Mars arts Council speaking calmly and matter of factly All but the Small communities. To this Pat Touchae executive director of the Iowa association of municipal utilities unleashed a verbal attack on the two. It is my belief Touchae emphasized thai the passage of this proposed legislation study Bill 92 could mean the survival of the majority of the municipal utilities systems in most he said Are located in our smaller communities. He said that the legislators had worked Long and hard to insure a just program for Power Supply development by Iowa communities. Touchae cited Iowa Public service company s president Frank Griffith whom he said had warned iowans that a shortage of generating capacities was upon Iowa. By 1985," Griffith was quoted this shortage is forecast to be extremely serious such problems As fuel availability Plant siting certification and transmission requirements increase the difficulty of making the decisions necessary to acquire the needed generating in answering the Union representative Touchae stated strongly that All i have to continued on Page 9 continued growth seen in open space Park by Wayne v. Dominowski it s a Nice problem to have mayor William Mouw said last tuesday morning at a special session. We re continuing to grow and that s primarily Why we re All he. Was talking with representatives of Dort College the so Community school District and the City Council together to discuss new contractual arrangements for the open space Park and adjoining athletic facilities. The meeting itself took place because the old contract signed september 24, 1968, had run its course was considered outdated and needed revision. Rev. . Haan president of Dort College summed up the purpose. Jit does t take much to Sec what we have he said to the group alluding to the Park facilities. We just wondered when you d get around to calling us his comment elicited general laughter but it also pointed out the cooperation Between the groups that has marked the latter s Success in general operating maintenance. Looking Over the old contract it was apparent that the objectives set Forth 9 years ago had All been met. An athletic Field Tennis courts track and Field facilities watering system and Field lighting had All been met. A a baseball Field and indoor swimming Pool rounded out the Complex. What remained for the future was additions. For the time being however the three parties needed to determine continued maintenance Upkeep and repair too they needed to decide on the most advantageous Means of paying for this and the remainder of what was owed on the area East of Sioux Center. According to City manager Darrel Ren Spiik s report the total Cost of operations for 1975-76 would amount to $jl6jq4.07. This would include salaries utilities Detrecia Tion repairs taxes insurance and administration costs. To pay for these costs and net investment of $80,250.00 Over the next 20 years the three groups would each pay a total of $11,475 annually until final payment was made. The parties involved agreed that arrangements would be renewed in direction of that payment and that representatives of each of the three groups would meet in the near a future to form a workable settlement. Councilman Ross Vernon seconded the suggestion stating that it was this sort of arrangement that traditionally Sioux Center s working together for the betterment of the still to be determined was new lights for the baseball Field. Agreed was the fact they were needed and mayor Mouw credited the group s interest for considering the Best Mouw said that it was this kind of foresight which we be never regretted. We do things right the first time. Saving ourselves the Cost of replacement \ the parties arc to meet again for final agreements on a new contract and will announce final plans for the lights to be installed at the baseball Field. Three men arrested in Hawarden knifing three men were arrested Early last tuesday morning april 26 at Jolly Roger s lounge in Hawarden following a disturbance in which a fourth Man was knifed across the Throat. Gene Hamel 30, Hawarden and Robert Hustrulid 18, of Beresford . Were charged by the Hawarden police department with assault with intent to inflict bodily injury. Gary Hodgson 24, of West Hawarden ., was charged with making a disturbance a Misdemeanour. The injured Man Larry Fodness of Beresford was treated at the Hawarden Hospital and released. According to sheriff Jim Schwiesow witnessed said Hustrulid started an argument with Hamel in the bar about 2 00, and when Hustrulid struck Hamel with his fists Hamel Drew a knife. The witnessed said Hustrulid directed Fodness to get a Rifle from his Hustrulid s pickup and Hamel then turned on Fodness and slashed him across the Throat. Hodgson apparently entered the fray before county and local Law enforcement officers arrived. The three men charged were released on personal recognizance Bonds by magistrate Harlan Hummel of Hawarden. Jolly Roger s is owned by Jerry Klein Sasser of Jefferson . Fraud charges lodged against Omaha Man fraud charges in Sioux county against David Logsdon were dropped last tuesday april 26but the 49-Ycar-old Omaha Man s troubles arc far from ended. Logsdon was arrested the same Day by the Osceola county sheriff s office and charged with obtaining Money by false pretences and he faces similar charges in two. Other Iowa counties and in South Dakota and Illinois. Logsdon was arrested in Sioux county april 16 for allegedly collecting Money from Rural families for goods he failed to deliver. He was freed on $1000 Bond and according to sheriff Jim Schwiesow managed to deliver promised merchandise make restitution on goods not deliverable and make Good several bad checks. But one Good turn apparently does not deserve another. Waiting in line with a w8�?iimi3r Logsdon s arrest Are Scott county Iowa Stephenson county Illinois Linn county Iowa and Minnehaha county . Bond in Osceloa county is set at $1000. It could be a Long summer. Passing false checks re juvenile arrested Brett Boon 18, of Rock Valley and a Rock Valley juvenile were arrested april 19 by the Sioux county sheriffs office and charged with passing false checks. Bond was set at $500 for Boon who is also charged with breaking and entering in connection with a March 14 larceny in Rock Valley. The juvenile was released to his parents and will appear at a later Date before juvenile authorities.  a Boon and the juvenile allegedly cashed false checks in Sioux Center Orange City Lemars and Omaha neb. On april 18. Sheriff Jim Schwiesow said the juvenile was arrested by Nebraska authorities and charged with shoplifting and Boon then returned to Sioux county where he was arrested the following morning. In any Case the ways and Means committee voted the Bill but on a 9-3 vote. It went however not to the Senate Calendar but to the state government committee due to the creation of a new state commission to control the racing. It won t be there Long  though and i expect the Senate to spend some time on in the next few weeks. The sponsors of the Bill Point to the jobs and Money that would come into the state by this new Industry this particular Bill allows for Only one track to be set up in the Des Moines area but the backers of the Bill Are receptive to expanding the concept to three state tracks although there seems to be some conflict in facts,.there appears to be about three million dollars that could be raised by the taxes on parimutuel betting. This would come total business of 120-130 million dollars a according to some sources 21 governors of states that now have parimutuel betting say there has been no increase in related crime. An Fri report says there is no link Between crime and the Racetrack. And in fact the latest Register poll on the topic shows 65% of iowans favor the measure but 1 wonder How Many people from Northwest Iowa were questioned in that poll and i wonder if the senators who voted the Bill out of the ways committee had really thought the Issue Over. 1. Ai. There Are several questions and concerns that Are raised by opponents. The welfare costs for people who use their limited funds for bets and not food. Go Jup 1-, organized crime likes to move in and Geta share of the take while Public off Cias sweep Young a open House at Jesco a i open House activities were the order of the Day for Jesco new customer showroom and warehouse in Sioux Center at Industrial Park Friday cutting the ribbon for be Brand new Industry refit Raj Duan Koele chamber of Commerce Anthony de groot Gen. Mgr Everett Franken John a Franken Jesco pres Larry Drenkow Lorna Brunsma Henry Muenta Dlane Iederan Dan ver Hoef sales mgr Sheryl Kempers Larry Buyert Lyle ten Haken a Den Herder Jim Stachour Gary Kramer and Don Brock the latter of the chamber of Commerce

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