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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - May 18, 1977, Sioux Center, Iowa A a i a u Bip Fink co. V xxx 1 a a a. No 6020 Prescott ave. Lincoln h6b. 63506 the Sioux Center news published in Sioux Center Iowa volume 84, number 20 wednesday May 18, 1977 weather report. Date 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-12 5-13 5-14 5-15 High 79 76 80 84 86 88 88 Low 51 43 45 48 50 60 59 precis .00 .00 .00 .00 t .10 4 is v x 1 1 a 3 j r i testify in Firin Union Points to senior by Kerry Kurcher three witnesses and three hours of testimony were required last thursday May 12 to arbitrate the disputed layoffs of two county employees Bernard Schiefen of Hawarden and Daniel grooters of Orange City. A decision which will be binding on both parties from arbitrator Lloyte Fraker of Lincoln neb., is not expected for several weeks. J r Schiefen and grooters local 1774 of the american federation of state county and municipal employees of somewhere represented by Kay Conley of Des Moines of some general counsel. Conley called As witnesses Orville Dorsch Ner county Engineer and Schiefen president of 1774. 4 the county represented by special counsel Gerald Kraai of Sioux City called Bernard Smith of Hawarden chairman of the Board of supervisors. H the arbitration resulted from the dec. 31, t Sandy hollow swimming Pool opens 4 the Sandy hollow swimming Pool opens june 6, and yith it Sioux Center s summer activities schedule gets underway. The Pool admissions have been set with s.50 for children and $.75 for adults. Season tickets Are $25 for family while individual tickets Are $20. Swimming lessons open with a first session june 20 to july 9 a second session is planned for july 11 to july 30. Lesson fees Are $4, with registration accepted no later than june 1. The latter May be turned in to Moeller s insurance or first National Bank in Sioux Center. This year s life guards have been announced. Randy Oostra is the Pool manager with guards Lori Schouten Dawn Van Velzen Deb Brommer and Kim deft Yter. 1976, Layoff of four secondary Road depart ment employees Schiefen grooters and two others. Schiefen and grooters filed a grievance in accordance with the Union contract alleging their layoffs violated article 12, Section 9 of the contract. I that clause reads employees shall be Laid off in the inverse order of their seniority and ability As determined by the employer provided All probationary and temporary employees Are Laid off first.1 the third Man Lewis Strong of Orange City had no seniority and his Layoff was not disputed. Strong moved to Texas earlier this year. Fred Dykhuizen of Hospers the fourth Man was a probationary employee at the time and he was Laid off to comply with the contract. Dykhuizen was rehired in january. The contract requires newly hired employees to be placed on probation for 90 Days grooters has since found another Job and will apparently not return to the county even if the arbitration is favourable. Schiefen was rehired april 12 when a position opened on the county Bridge Crew in Orange City. Although no jobs Are at stake the grievance has been carried to arbitration to Settle the questions of Back wages and whether the supervisors acted properly in dismissing the two men. At the time of the layoffs Schiefen. Grooters Strong and a fourth Man Joe Calsbeek of Orange City were . One of two county Bridge Crews according to testimony by Smith and Dorschner the county could not afford to maintain two Bridge Crews because there was not enough work during the Winter because the Union contract signed in july 1976, Cost the county about $120,000 for increased wages the first year and because the state limited the increase of the county tax Levy. We were caught in a bind Smith said. Dorschner testified that the Board compared the two Crews by seniority and ability and decided to abolish the one with Schiefen grooters and Strong. Calsbeek was transferred to the other Bridge Crew where Dorschner said there was work for him. Calsbeek had the most seniority of the four. The heart of the county s position is that seniority undefined in the contract applies to Crews within the secondary Road department not to the department As a whole. The Union maintains that seniority applies to the Road department As a group and by inference to custodial personnel As a group and to county Home personnel As a group. Beef Sale pays checks in the Artio unt $1,095.25 for the Community Center and $1,095.25, the result of a combined Effort beef Sale were distributed Satur receiving agencies. From left to right Scenard Altena a mix in Prev Al John by Sioux automation Jim Hoopman by veers to administrators a Community Hospital mayor William Motif and paid Moorman coast to coast and Ben Franklin. Altena Byl Hoo Morman grouped together to help promote the beef Industry during beef month May Colon and Mouw accepted the checks which came i of a beef auction on behalf of the Community Hospital and Community Center respectively. I these three groups comprise the bargaining unit known As local 1774. Dorschner testified that Only one Type of seniority list has Ever been compiled a comprehensive list of the 45 or so secondary Road department employees. An original list was put out last August by continued on Page 8 arbitrators named in county employee supervisor spat 4 i Bicentennial Hall h p opens second year on May 19 the Bicentennial Hall collection will open for us second season. Visitors this year will find two new additions to the museum the first addition is the schoolhouse which is a consignment shop Selling the crafts of local artisans. Tole painting macrame Oil painting weaving woodworking and crocheting Are just some of the items that will be for Sale. I the second addition is the opening of the 4th display room. This room features the history of the first reformed Church and has been established in connection with their Centennial Celebration in May. A Large part of the display centers around the picture gallery of Church families covering a period of several generations. Stained Glass windows from the Church set the background for former pulpit furniture that has gone through the Tornado in 1944. An old communion table a gift for Rev. De Pree has been restored for use in the museum. This room should be of interest to first reformed Church As Well As the Community. Visitors May visit this exhibit throughout the Centennial Celebration As Well As during regular museum hours during the summer. Arbitrators have been named in two disputes Between the county and its employees and another grievance has been filed by a former employee As Sioux county s woeful labor tangle continues to unravel itself. Gladys Gruenburg of st. Louis mo., will arbitrate wage negotiations Between the county and , local 1774 of the american federation of state county and municipal employees. Local 1774 includes secondary Road workers and county Home and custodial personnel. The Union requested arbitration after receiving an unfavourable fact finder s report april 8. That report recommended a 5.5 percent wage increase for the county s Union employees and it recommended against time and a half overtime pay a position the Union found particularly reprehensible. A emendations. Promise Between a 16-percent hike requested by the Road workers and the 2.4 percent offered by the county. The report said 5.5 percent avoids an excessive Burden to the taxpayers of Sioux Gruenburg was chosen by elimination from a panel of three. Her decision will be final and binding and is not expected to deviate much from the fact finder s recon the recommended increase was a com legion plans Alemoria Parade ceremonies Day no Date has been set for the hearing. Lloyd j. Fraker. Of Lincoln neb., also chosen by elimination will arbitrate May 12 a grievance filed last december by Bernard Schiefen of Hawarden and Daniel grooters of Orange City. Schiefen and grooters who were Laid off for economic reasons according to the supervisors allege they were not Laid off in inverse order of seniority As required by the Union contract. Although Schiefen has since been rehired by the county and grooters has obtained another position the arbitration will still Deal with the questions of Back wages and the propriety of the supervisor s actions in laying off the two men. A grievance has been filed by Wallace de Haas of Orange City alleging that he was discharged in violation of article 13, Section 2 of the Union contract. That clause states thai the employer shall not discharge any employee without just de Haan a five year county employee was fired april 13 from his Job at the Sioux Center Road shop for inability to work with fellow employees according to a suspension notice sent from the county Engineer s office. Bernard Schiefen president of local 1774, said de Haan filed a grievance in part because he was the third Orange City Man to be fired from the Sioux Center shop. Schiefen said two others lost their jobs before county employees organized in 1975. Assistant county attorney Harold Postma said the county has denied de Haan s grievance. De Haan has the right to request arbitration by the state Public employment relations Board. Both the american legion and veterans of foreign wars will once again participate in memorial Day services to be held monday May 30, in Sioux Center. Los Brommer commander of the american legion said that he anticipated a Good turnout. Last year s program brought out quite a number of persons he said and All of us were generally pleased with the Community s the memorial Day Parade made up of veterans of the two groups cub and boy scouts Calvinette and others will assemble at 8 45 . At the so Community Center. They along with the so High school band will begin their March to the cemetery at 9 00 All veterans have been invited to join the group in the March Down main Street. On May 22, Brommer said a sunday evening service will be held at the Central reformed Church. The latter officiated by the Rev. Wesley Kiel will originate at the North exit at 7 15 . Once inside the Church a Section has been reserved for All veterans who attend. We encourage All persons who served our country in the military to attend this family worship Brommer said. Last year s program featured the Sioux Center Clor guard in the March activity. The group will again Lead the May 30 Parade. Speaker for the event will be Rev. Jack Boerigter. He will address the veterans organizations and Community at the cemetery where a special ceremony will take place. The latter will include the playing of the National Anthem Flag raising speaker Roll Call and taps before the group is dispersed and marches Back to their original Assembly Point. For persons wishing to participate in the ceremonies additional information May be obtained by contacting or. Les Brommer. Ria general Syno comm to Sioux Center by Wayne v. Dominowski i r 1 1 a " " i v a 4 1 h i j h f Jor Pic t v at l h j l \ 1. R. A a xxi i a a -. A a a it. I of a a or. M in Willhi r per Yew 1 l beginning june 13, a monday until sunday june 19, the reformed Church in America Ria will be in Sioux Center for a four Day general Synod. It is to say the least one of the most important events to take place in this Northwest Iowa Community in years. H yes it is an important event very special Elmer pc racer one of a number of Sioux Center persons engaged in preparations for the upcoming program. It is Vermeer said a project which was very close to the late Maury Tepaske. He endeavoured to bring the general Synod to Sioux Center Vermeer explained and now it s about to become a reality. The preparations arc As extensive As the Agenda. Included in the huge undertaking is the use of the Community Center s auditorium the m. The Fasic theater the new High school dining area and the Dort College Dorji atomics. Organized also will be rooms for innumerable committee meetings a general Synod of lice message Center workroom Media press office display area and a daily letting of information gained to both the Public and the Ria. That in t the end of the preparations either. Transportation has been arranged printing and medical services. Briefly the upcoming Sioux Center june dates will bring the utmost in organizational operations. It almost has to be so Elmer Vermeer pointed out. There will be Many items discussed so very much in the Way of information received that planning has to be such that the Synod s activities Are facilitated to serve All / How do you feed 500 guests every Day., breakfast lunch and supper again it la be planning. Werna Vermulm service Secretary for the Guild is the Overall coordinator for this enormous task. She is not Only responsible for keeping the flow of traffic moving but responsible for the food arrangements As Well. In this Case a Continental breakfast has been assigned for each morning of the week Long stay. Lunch and dinner too has been thought out. Special meal arrangements in lieu of this have also been slate to for monday and wednesday of that week and of course for late sessions snacks must be made available. A a j. A a when did the preparations begin they have already started and by june 11, a saturday staff the Synod will have arrived for further arrangements. They will he followed by a number of the first delegates. Sunday the following Day the. Process will continue. Registrations at the High school commons begin at 3 . And go on to l . At least 100 people Are expected for evening dinner the same evening. A film festival is scheduled for 9 . And will go on until 11 . Then on monday the opening sessions will Start in Earnest. The news will Coyer the program from that Point until its close the following sunday. Area news in Brief r Hawarden the cause of a train derailment Between Here and Chatsworth May 5 is still undetermined according to officials of the Milwaukee Road company. A dozen cars derailed and the damage rendered the tracks useless for Over a week. It is still not known whether the track or a car was faulty. I a Mars Jack Hunt Gas of the Hunt Gas insurance company has been elected president of the 3,500-Membcr Independent insurance agents of Iowa. He gained the election at the 71st annual convention May 8-10 at the Des Moines Hilton. Sheldon Sheldon continues to Lead the Northwest Iowa four county Region in taxable retail sales for the Quarter which ended in september of last year. Based on figures released by the Iowa department of Revenue Sheldon s taxable retail sales for that Quarter reached $6,107,866, an increase of 13%. Orange City Northwestern College held commencement exercises for 134 graduating seniors May 9. Rev. Robert Wallinga director of development at Northwestern delivered the key note address. Inwood Hie formal opening of the Lake Pahoa recreational area has been set for sunday May 22. Once the formal opening is held it is expected that the area will be open daily from 6 30 . Until 10 30 . Canton Hills state Park is open to the Public once again. Entrance fees currently $3, will increase to $4 effective july 1. Entrance permits allow Public Access to All of South Dakota s state Parks and recreational areas. Camping at Newton Hills As Well As the use of its facilities is based on a first come first served basis and the Gates close a 10 . Each night. Rock rapids police chief Bert Garrison was recognized by the City Council with a certificate of appreciation for his 25 years of service to the Community As a police officer. Mayor Julius roths High lighted a Brief ceremony by presenting Garrison with the certificate. P p Rock Valley or. Saman a Boontanom who has practice Medicine Here for three years will be leaving As soon As two new doctors or. Somen it an or. A i Rote promm Planit can establish themselves. Mrs. Promm Panit will arrive this week while or. Promm Panit will not arrive until mid june. . Frank a do Nisan hearing officer has informed the school Board of Boyden Hull Community school that its decision not to renew the contract of High school principal Jim Munday has been upheld. Munday received ten Days to Appeal the decision my i i e h. J a a a he. A. To it i. It i. 4 of l p n

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