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Serving the MonDak area since 1908 Sunday, Sept 14, 20G 11A ne Y es e examines rowers PHOTO BY ARCH ELLWEIN and Ronnle Danlelson check sugar beets during growers night at Sld- Inc. Thursday. from page 1 seek comments or input from 4. In several instances, inter- and the these groups, viewees expressed concerns that is the academically good students decisions Community/school rela- tended to be given dispropor- been made to tions: social and academictionately more attention and staff rather than I. Community involvements-support than those in need of input before mak- it seemed from the conversa- help. (We were not able to get tions with the interviewees that more specific information about '-Sever- there is not a feeling of"owner- these perceptions.) is con- ship" of the school by the com- : for an issue from munity. While individuals Facility district's teach- expressed pride in the academic 1. The appearance of the It will be support- and athletic accomplishments of school for some of those inter- the students, there were no com- viewed is adequate for instruc- from the ments that reflected pride or tional needs, for most others appeared community ownership in thehowever, certain areas present- i.e., percep- school facility. It was indicated ed health and safety issues (the was that mere- that when visitors are given a science labs and restroom and staff tour of the town, they usually accommodations for special being are driven by the school, but no needs students in particular). plan rather one indicated that tours of the Interviewees for the most part their input facility were offered, indicated the community would What was to be 2. Concerns were expressedrespond positively to a request aboutthe administration's unwill- for funds to upgrade facilities L the first bond was ingness to allow the use of school that posed health and safety a threat of non- facilities by various community risks or were handicapping the and that non- groups in ways that would not students' ability to learn. Was linked to interrupt classes or other academ- 2. Concern was expressed reductions, ic uses by the school, about the apparent lack of ongo- presented as an3. It seems the district has to ing maintenance over the past to the be visibly receptive to commu- several decades - "why all of a opportuni- nity involvement in schoolsudden are the facilities inade- functions and welcome the quate? Why haven't these issues community into the school,been addressed in the past?" split bond issue not all mem- presented a of the need the bond levy, generated need/impor- renova- the high school key school per- Community interviewed was on the always clearly to members of Some of the at they about what the was on the uestions from Were printed in there was board and the peo- '.the of and plan "neces- be nice" plan in utilization, changing etc. community in the process as advisors administra- until the plan commu- tnity to I:1 Auto Body Repair Windshields Replaced/Repaired "Serving Sidney Since 1979" 1301 S. Central Ave.Sidney 433-2948 4, Kentucky at Indiana Make a new lifelong friend from abroad. Enrich your family with another cul- ture. Now you can host an exchange student (girl or boy) from Sweden, Germany France, Spain, England, Japan, Brazil, Italy or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! tlanna. 16yrs. Jan, 17)~s. 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We could start anytime after Sept. 26 if the conditions are right." Sidney Sugars contracted 41,400 acres for harvest this fall. Fullmer reports favorable results from the third and final beet root sample taken before harvest. He said, "Tonnage esti- mates were very good, well above average. The sugar per- centage was a little above aver- age. Purities a little below, and nitrates tested a little high." Field samples were taken the first week of September. The result is Sidney Sugars is stick- ing with its early estimate of 23.5 tons per acre, with hopes it turns out even higher. The third root sample record- ed 28.7 tons per acre, which is three tons per acre higher than average, and a sugar percentage of 15.64 percent. "We already know the tonnage will be there, but this testing is our way of getting a feel for the sugars," said Fullmer. "The purities and high nitrate kind of shows the effects of the warm weather. Hopefully we're past those warm days. We need the ground temperature to cool down so the beets come in nice and cool. We want those kind of nights when you want to pull up the blankets and snuggle in, not the kind when you have to leave the fan or air conditioner run- ning." Fullmer added, "The growers have done a good job getting water on the beets to relieve the stress of the hot weather. In fact our sam- ples came from wet fields." Early beet harvest will begin Wednesday, and the factory will expected to run through the fac- start slicing on Thursday. About tory during the early harvest. 6,100 to 6,300 tons a day are Low monthly payments will be added to your power bill. Must be a MDU customer. O.A.C. 114 W. Main, Sidney 488-1909 Open Sun. 12-4, Mon.-Sat. 8-5:30 September 17 ,i ,NI I 94 Wednesday, September 17 11 Nortana Grain Co., Sidney, i, L General Electric Range reg. =899 JBP82WF white on white (not shown) Hard to Beat On Selection, Price & Service Since 1937 111 E. Main, 433-2018