Sioux Center News

August 31, 1988

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Issue date: Wednesday, August 31, 1988

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Sioux Center News (Newspaper) - August 31, 1988, Sioux Center, Iowa � � Wednesday. August 31.19B8 ��Pages DAVID SPEIDEL District Conservationist, Soil Conservation Servinfi Rain recharges groundwater Finally a real rain for Sioux County! Everyone got their fair share this lime-and plus. Five to six inches was the norm across the county with reports of eight and nine and a half inches in the Center and Eagle Township area. The run-off from this area into Six-Mile Creek nearly put the creek out of its banks. This rain may have not changed the crop outlook for 1988 much but the groundwater recharge will help the 1989 crop. The amount of rain that soaked in depends on the crop cover at this time. We can measure the run-off fairly well by comparing fields and different conservation practices and observing the damage in the form of siltation and terrace breaks. The fields with the worst runoff were the ACR (Agriculture Conservation Reserve) fields that had been disked after hay was removed. In these fields, a large amount of silt was washed into the road ditches. Two major terrace washouts were in such fields that had the eight-inch plus rain. A new terrace should hold two and a half inches of run-off. 1 would estimate about four inches of run-off in these fields of the eight-inch rain. If there is more terrace damage, the S.C.S. Office would like to know. The damage in the fields with corn or bean crops or nondisk-ed ACR fields was minimal. This is true for even the nine-inch rainfall area. On ACR fields with new terraces, the hills and gullies started only 100 feet below the terrace. This is too far up the hills. In steep terrace fields with corn, very little water stood in the terrace. In other words, nearly all of the average six inches soaked in on contoured land. That is great! On bean fields, there was more run-off. A seven-inch plus rain did cause terrace damage on a bean field. In this case, the ground was more saturated from the previous rains. However, it is apparent that the crop canopy in a bean field provide less protection from heavy rains. Terraces can only be built so high. No one should complain too much. We did need the rain. All we have to do next time is hang on to it a bit better. Young larmer gels good results Preston Fischer, 2, of Le Mars must have a green thumb when it comes to growing watermelons. He grew a 28-lb. melon at the home of his grandmother, Phyllis Hamann, of Le Mars. The seed was planted when young Fischer stepped it into the ground last, summer. Happy 50th Birthday! PUBLIC NOTICES It's your right to know! NOTICE OF REGULAR AND MERGED AREA IV SCHOOL ELECTIONS Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Sioux Center Community School District, located in the County of Sioux, State of Iowa, and Northwest Iowa Technical College, Merged Area IV, located in the counties of Cherokee, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Sioux, Clay, Dickinson and Plymouth, State of Iowa, that the regular election of said school districts will be held on Tuesday, September 13,1988, at the following precincts and polling places: PRECINCTS 1. Siuux Center Precinct #1 2. Sioux Center Precinct #2 POLLING PLACES Children's Park Shelterhnuse, Sioux Center Fire Station Building. Sioux Center Polls will be open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Voters are advised as to voter registration requirements. The full text of the public measure is as stated on the Official Ballot. -083 1 NOTICE TO VOTERS: Leave Levers Down OFFICIAL BALLOT Sioux Center Community School District Regular and Merged Area IV School Elections September 13, 1988 1. Sioux Center Precinct 1*1 COl'NTY COMMISSIONER OK ELECTIONS SIOUX COUNTY. IOWA r-jW Iowa rechnic.ii Cotloqu Merged Area IV Control County (Notice to Voters: For an affirmative vote on any question submitted, pull down the lever above the word "YES." For a negative vote pull down the lever above Ihe wo'd "NO.") SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED? "Shall the Board of Directors of the Sioux Center Community School District In the County of Sioux, State of Iowa, be (jy) authorized to levy an annual schooihouse tax upon ali of the taxable property in ihe school district not to exceed sixty- S�j/ seven and one-half cents (67 1/2c) per thousand dollars of assessed value in any one tax year for the purposes of repairing, remodeling, reconstructing, improving or expanding the schoolhouses or buildings, or Improving the schooihouse or building grounds, or the payment of debts contracted for the erection or construction of schoolhouses or buildings for the school district for a maximum period of ten (10) years, commencing with the levy to be made for collection In the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1959?" (See Text Displayed) � YES 1 NO OFFICES 1 For Director District #1 Three Year Term Ending Sept., 1991 (Vote for One) 3 4 For Merged Area IV NW Iowa Technical College Director District FtVI Three Year Term Ending Sept., 1991 (Vote for One) CANDIDATES ? 1A Marvin Wynia ? 3A Doug Von Arb WRITE-INS SAMPLE BALLOT ? 1 ? 3 F. ijd hereby certify that this is the Official Ballot to be used at the Regular Sioux Center and Merged Area I.V School Elections to be held on September 13, 1988, and is a true and correct facsimile thereof. Dermics Lange Sioux County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections ORANGE CITY NEWS By Linda Toering 1 and Jo Van Steenwyk and family of Orange City, Doug Van Steenwyk of Des Moines, Tammy and Bryan Vermeer and family of Sioux Center and David who is at home. Mr. and Mrs. Merlyn Dykstra and their children and families went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they attended Darwin Dykstra and Sally Visser's wedding on August 19. A reception was given for the couple Monday evening at Unity Christian High. Many friends and relatives attended. Wednesday night supper guests in the Marv and Linda Toering home wre Steven and Dawn Toering of Den-field, Ontario, George and Mattie Johnson of Boyden, Nellie Toering of Hospers and Leann Van Wyk of Sioux Center. Geertsmas move from Washington Jim and Belinda Geertsma recently moved to Orange City from Mount Bicyclist pedals 150 miles for MS Randy Stander of Sioux Center joined the MS 150 Bike Tour from Sioux Falls to Yankton, South Dakota, on August 6 and 7, to help raise more than $34,000 in pledges for the fight against multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system striking young adults, usually between the ages of 18 and 40. There is no known cause or cure. Vernon, Washinton. They have four children: Emily, 8, Tyler, 6, Brett, 4, and Grant, 8 weeks. Jim Geertsma will teach sixth grade at Orange City Christian School. His parents, Martin and Florence Geertsma of Mount Vernon, and his aunt and uncle, Fokka and Hilly Veenstra of Holland, were weekend guests in their home. Philip and Kimberly Scorza are the parents of a baby girl born Saturday, August 20, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was named Kassie Wynne. Grand parents are Dr. and Mrs. Sylvio Scorza of Orange City and Pam Bird of Granville. Timothy and Marne Wrice are the parents of a baby girl born Saturday, August 20, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was named Koren Elizabeth. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wrice and Mr. and Mrs. James Crawley.all fo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Great-grandparents are Hattie Thompson, Mae Grody and Mr. and Mrs. John Hopson, all of Philadelphia. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Toering and family were guests in the Nellie Toering home in Hospers Friday evening. Martha Kiel of Willmar, Minnesota, was an overnight guest in Toering's home. A salad luncheon, planned by the Ladies' Bible Circle of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, was at Veterans' Park Tuesday noon. All women of the church and their children were invited. Sunday evening after-church guests of Bruce and Connie Lefever were Al and Jennie De Haan, Marv and Linda Toering, Marvin, Miranda, Michael and Mark, Dennis and Deb De Haan and Jessica, and Marion and Gert Wiersma. The party was for Jill and Joy Lefever's birthday, which was August 9, and Mark Toering's birthday, which was August 5. Van Steenwyks visit parents Willard and Etta Van Steenwyks children were all home for a few days last week. They are Karen and Jim Bolluyt and family, Judy and Kent Eknes and family from Rock Valley, Bonnie and Bob Vander Schaaf and family of Holland, Michigan, Don Lottery winner announced John A. De Zeeuw of Hull won $116 during the August Iowa Lottery. He was the only winner from Sipux County, said Bret Voorhees, communications coordinator of Iowa Lottery. w ^ ^ m ^mm ttardeer welcoming back HIGHER EDUCATION WELCOME BACK, Dordt College students and faculty! The Student and Family place to get together! * Sioux Center, Iowa We're Out To Win You Over! S 5 ;