Sioux City Journal from Sioux City, Iowa on December 4, 1981 · 19
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m m w r m i innexai :ion bid on hold A decision on whether to annex about 25 acres of land west of Dakota City was put on hold by the city council Thursday evening when a motion to suspend the rules and vote on a second reading of the ordinance ended in a tie. The ordinance passed on the first reading. However, the subsequent vote to suspend the rules and vote on the motion a second time ended in a deadlock. City ordinances must be voted on and passed three times In order to go into effect. The two-month-old issue will come before the council again at its Jan. 7 meeting. . An original plan, which came before the council In October, called for the annexation of nearly 52 acres of land west of the city. However, due to stiff opposition, the council slimmed Its plan down to the current 25 or so acres, councilman Craig Broyhlll said. The original 52-acre plan had passed on first and second readings but was killed Thursday evening on third reading. Then, the council Introduced and voted on the new annexation proposal. South Sioux City attorney Kurt Hohensteln was present at Thursday's meeting to represent citizens who are against the move to annex. ' More than 20 Dakota City residents also showed up at the meeting to voice their concerns. Hohensteln told the council he submitted 16 questions to the city administrator and council members on Nov. 9. He said the questions dealt with the chief Items of concern to residents in the area under consideration. Hohensteln said he originally understood that the questions would be answered. However, when he called City Administrator Don McKinney last week to find out when answers to the questions would be furnished, Hohensteln said McKinney told him the city attorney had advised against providing written answers. Hohensteln said citizens want to know who will bear the cost of new projects In the area should It become annexed. He said citizens want to know what the cost of the projects will be and how much they can expect taxes to increase in order to cover the costs. He told the council that those questions and others have not been answered satisfactorily. Hohensteln also said he believes the annexation plan Is illegal due to the fact that the area under question is more rural than urban. Broyhlll suggested running through the list of questions orally. The council agreed and Broyhlll proceeded to provide answers to each of the questions. However, McKinney said it is difficult to predict whether taxes will be raised due to annexation of the area. When asked why the area in question is even being considered for annexation when the majority of citizens in Dakota City are opposed, Mayor Charles Strong said the proposal makes good economic sense for the future should new business move Into the area. Farmer faces $500,000 suit Half a million dollars is the amount of damages asked by a Bronson, Iowa, man in a suit filed against a Sergeant Bluff farmer because the former's car collided with the farmer's bull on a Woodbury County road. Richard E. Spldell of Bronson has filed suit in District Court against Charles A. Kerr of rural Sergeant Bluff as a result of the Oct. 4 accident. Spldell in his petition alleges that he was driving on a paved state highway between Sergeant Bluff and Bronson when his car struck a bull standing In the road near the Kerr farm. The accident, the petition states, demolished the car and resulted in severe injuries to the plaintiff. Spidell also claims in his suit that for many years Kerr has failed to feed, water, or give mineral to his cattle, that they are In starved condition, that his fields are not fenced properly, and that the starved cattle, including the "agressive" bull, have been allowed to roam at large. Spidell is seeking $550,950, including $50,950 for his injuries, medical expenses and damages to his car, and $500,000 exemplary damages. Accident in South Sioux results in $85,000 action An accident in South Sioux City on Dec. 5, 1979, has resulted in an $85,000 damage suit being filed in District Court In Sioux City. Bruce Elgert of Sioux City is seeking the damages from Carey J. Woodward, also of Sioux City. In his petition, Elgert states that he was a passenger in a pickup truck owned and operated by Woodward when the truck struck a utility pole at 18th and Dakota avenues In South Sioux City. He is asking for $85,000 because of his resulting injuries and medical expenses. (DMitniiairies Donald Wayne Steward Donald Wayne Steward, 59, 803 Jones St., formerly of Onawa, Iowa, was found dead Wednesday at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa. The Rev. Everett Epperson will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at Blencoe, Iowa. Graveside military rites will be conducted by David McNeill Post 129, American Legion. Mr. Steward was born April 12, 1922, at Blencoe. He was a farmer and carpenter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas three years. Survivors include three brothers, Ernest of Omaha, Cary and Harold, both of Onawa; and five sisters, Mrs. Darrell (Martha) Chrlstenson of Marcus, Iowa, Mrs. Edna Campbell, Violet Archer, Dorothy Kepner and Mrs. Homer (Lavonne) Edmonds, all of Onawa. Marguerite Wilder Marguerite Wilder, 70, of Manton, Mich., former Sioux City resident and public health nurse, died Thursday In a hospital at Traverse City, Mich, atter a one-year illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hall Funeral Home In Manton. The Rev. Deborah Johnson will officiate. Mrs. Wilder willed her body to the University of Michigan. Mrs. Wilder, the former Marguerite Cwelfel, was born Sept. 11, 1911, in New Jersey. She married Newell Wilder in 1934, at New York City. He died in 1972 in Sioux City. She lived in Sioux City from 1960 until 1976 where she was a public health nurse, retiring in 1971. Mrs. Wilder was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, DAR and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, all in Sioux City. Survivors include three sons, Newell Jr. of Florida, Clifford of Manton and William of Iowa; one brother, Fred of New Jersey; and seven Area obituaries Mrs. Melvin Smith AKRON, Iowa Mrs. Melvin Smith, 86, of Akron, died Thursday In the Akron Hospital of brief illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Peter Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery under direction of the Schroeder Funeral Home of Akron. Mrs. Smith, the former Ida Louise Asman, was born March 10, 1895, near Worthlngton, Minn. She taught rural school In Nobles County, Minn, for several years and also at Saskatchewan, Canada, for one year. She was married June 6, 1920, at Worthington. They operated the Norka Theater in Akron for 19 years. Mr. Smith preceded her In death. She was a clerk and assistant post mistress at Akron for 14 years. Mrs. Smith was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include .one daughter, Mrs. Hal (Mildred) Baker of Akron; three grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Johnson of Worthington. RoyTuttle ONAWA, Iowa Roy Tuttle, 87, of Onawa, longtime rural mail carrier, died Wednesday in a Sioux City hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday In the Pearson Funeral Home at Onawa. The Rev. Everett Epperson will officiate. Burial will be In the Onawa Cemetery. Mr. Tuttle was born Sept. 13, 1894, at Onawa. He married Mabel Hegwood Feb. 2, 1924, at Sioux City. She died Dec. 7, 1956. He had served as a rural mail carrier for many years. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge more than 60 years and Partiarch Militant. He also was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include three nephews, Charles, Wayne and Donald Loom Is, all of Onawa. Karel "Jack" Johnson AURELIA, Iowa - Karel "Jack" Johnson, 71, of Aurelia, died Wednesday at Veterans Hospital In Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Aurelia. The Rev. David Oswald will officiate. The Wharton Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson willed his body to medical science at the University of Iowa. He was born Dec. 12, 1909 in Perkins County, S.D. He married Lois Bartz in December of 1942 In Highmore, S.D. The couple resided in South Dakota and later at Storm Lake, Iowa before moving to Aurelia, where they operated a cafe 13 years. Mrs. Johnson died in 1974, and he retired. Survivors include a son, Terry of Jefferson; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lois Allen and Mrs. Marvel Sutton, both of Storm Lake. Court hears proposal on coverage by media DES MOINES. Iowa (AP) - Victims of crimes should get a legal benefit of the doubt in disputes between them and members oi me news meaia who want to cover the victim's testimony In criminal trials, the Iowa Supreme Court was told Thursday. If adopted, the recommendation would require radio, television and still camera reporters to prove that their coverage would not be any more detrimental to the victim than would coverage by newspaper reporters. Under current "camera-in-the-courtroom" rules, Iff the other way around, explained Joe Thornton, a spokesman for the court. Now, he said, it is up to the victim to prove that coverage would be harmful rather than the media to prove that it Isn't. The recommendation was one of several made to the court by a special panel It appointed to evaluate the two-year experiment In which electronic media gear has been allowed In criminal trial courtrooms. Thornton said the court would probably make a final decision before the end of the year. The panel, chaired by Justice J.L.Larson, concluded that generally, expanded media coverage has been successful, "due in large part to a spirit of cooperation among the courts, lawyers and media." , Before the experiment began, coverage of criminal trials was restricted to the print media under the theory that radio, television and other cameras would disrupt the proceedings. Modern media gear Is sophisticated and, with rpBtrirtiona imposed by the trial rules, Is not I disruptive, the committee found, and it recom mended the rules become permanent. The committee recommended several changes In addition to the new "victim testimony" rule, Including one that would restrict photo coverage of Jury selection. Thornton said that during the selection process, prospective jurors are often asked "personal questions" having nothing to do with the trial. The committee voted 7-0 to prevent coverage of this portion of trials. Also, electronic media coverage of jurors while the trial Is In progress would also be prohibited "except to the extent that it Is unavoidable in the coverage of other trial participants. "The policy of these rules Is to prevent unnecessary or prolonged photographic or video coverage of Individual jurors," the committee said. According to documents released Thursday, the committee spent considerable time agonizing over the way to handle victim testimony. On a 4-6 vote, the committee defeated a proposal that would give victims an absolute veto over electronic media coverage. Instead, the group voted 5-4 to give the victim a "presumption of validity" If he states that he would be harmed by electronic media coverage. This places the burden of proof on the media and the issue would be resolved by the presiding judge following a hearing. The recommendation Is an attempt to address arguments that victims of certain crimes, such as sex abuse, would not testify against defendants if their identities or pictures were given media coverage. grandchildren. A memorial has been established in her name to the American Cancer Society. JohnE.Arndt John E. Arndt, 79, 3909 Monroe St., died Wednesday at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Westlawn Presbyterian Church. The Rev. E D. Pappadackls of the Third Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be In Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home In Mornlngside. The Order of Eastern Star, Azure Chapter will conduct a service at 1 p.m. today at the Westlawn Presbyterian Church. Mr. Arndt was born Feb. 12, 1902, in Nlshnabotna Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He moved to Plymouth County In 1913 where he farmed north of Leeds. In 1933 he moved to Sioux City. He married Gertrude Kleinheksel Sept. 12, 1933, in Sioux City. She died In February, 1971. He worked for International Milling Co. for several years and also for Wertz Feed Co. until his retirement. Mr. Arndt was a member of Westlawn Presbyterian Church, White Shrine and Sioux City Consistory. He was Past Master of Triangle Masonic Lodge at Leeds and was Past Patron of Azure Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors Include three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Tlllle) Spies of Sioux City and Mrs. Ella MacLennan and Mrs. Frank (Rosine) Ketzbeck, both of Hlnton, Iowa; and one brother, Albert of Lawton, Iowa. Man receives suspended five-year term for incest The Sioux City Journal, Friday, December 4, 1 981 A3 0 Two firms honored for college supporjt A Sioux City man pleaded guilty in District Court here to a charge of Incest has been given a suspended five-year penitentiary sentence. He is Robert Frey, 100 Logan St., who was placed on probation for two years. Frey originally was charged with sexual abuse, third degree, a class C felony. The Incest count is a class D felony. Frey was accused of Incest with his daughter. Two Sioux City firms have been honored for 25 years of continued financial support to the 24 private colleges which are members of the Iowa College Foundation. Iowa Public Service Co. and W.A. Kllnger Inc. were awarded 25-year plaques at a breakfast hosted by William T. Dlble, president of Terra Chemicals and Sioux City area chairman for the Iowa College Foundation. The plaques were presented to Jack Osborne of IPS and John Gleeson of W.A. Kllnger at the breakfast at the Hilton Inn In Sioux City. During the last fiscal year, the Foundation raised $980,274 from 863 Industry and business donors, Dlble announced. In a comparison of 39 state associations, the Iowa College Foundation ranks 15th In gross number of dollars shared among Its member colleges and fifth in the number of corporate contributions, Dlble said. Serving the Iowa College Foundation from the Sioux City area in addition to Dible are Frank O. Albertson, president of Sioux Tools Inc., a member of the Board of Governors; Stanley Evans, president of Northwestern National Bank, a member of the Bankers Advisory Committee; Delaine C. Peterson, vice president of Security National Bank, a member of the Deferred Gifts Advisory Committee; L. Norman Sloan, president of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association, a member of the Savings & Loan Advisory Committee, and William F. Turner, president and general manager of KCAU-TV, a member of the Communications Advisory Commit tee. . Member colleges of the Iowa College Foundation are Briar Mt and Mornlngside, Sioux City; Buena Vista, Storm Lake; Central, Pella; Clarke, Loras and University Dubuque, Dubuque; Cornell, Mount Vernon; Dordt, Sioux Centers Graceland, Lamoni; Grlnnetl, Grinnell; Iowa Wesleyan, Mount Pleasant; Luther, Decorah; Marycrest and St. Ambrose, Davenport; Mount Mercy, Cedar Rapids; Mount St. Clare, Clinton; Northwestern, Orange City; Simpson, Indlanola; Upper Iowa, Fayette; Waldorf, Forest Cltxi Wartburg, Waverly; Westmar, ,Le Mars, and William Penn, Oskaloosa. Counterfeit checks out j ' Seventy-six counterfeit checks totaling $17,000 have been passed recently in Iowa, it was announced Thursday by the Siouxland Better Business Bureau Inc. And the checks are heading into the Sioux City service area, Marian S. LeGrand, executive director of the Better Business Bureau, warned Thursday. The checks are drawn on Iowa Electric (account No. 101451), Le: Grand stated. 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