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Saturday News, March 18th

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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY AND WITCC TO SHARE DESIGN SCHOOL PROGRAM

A new program will allow local students to complete first year coursework at Sioux City’s Iowa State University Design West and also at Western Iowa Tech Community College before transferring to the ISU campus in Ames.

ISU Associate Dean Cameron Campbell says students may take classes in the College of Design’s Core Design Program at ISU Design West and complete general education requirements at WIT:

They would then transfer to Ames for the completion of their degree work.

Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez of the ISU College of Design says their programs impact everyone in some way:

Up to 500 students may enroll in the program.

The effort is a collaboration between the ISU College of Design and the Northwest Iowa Regents Resource Center located on the WIT campus.

 

Ceremony To Welcome Home Iowa Soldiers

Approximately 60 Soldiers from the Iowa National Guard will be welcomed home today (Saturday) in a ceremony at the Des Moines air base. Guard spokesman, Colonel Greg Hapgood.

Hapgood says their work is key to the entire mission.

The public is welcome to attend the  homecoming ceremony which will be held at 3 p-m today (Saturday).

 

Iowa Man Wins $2 Million In Powerball Lottery

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) – A 63-year-old Cedar Rapids man has stepped forward as the holder of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $2 million.

Karl Krumbholz claimed the ticket Friday that matched the first five numbers drawn in the Powerball game Wednesday night. He bought the ticket at a North Liberty tobacco shop, which received a $2,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the ticket.

Krumbholz, who works in information-technology for University of Iowa Hospitals in North Liberty, will receive $1.4 million after tax withholdings.

Had his ticket also matched the sixth, or Powerball number, Krumbholz would have won the lottery’s $123.4 million jackpot.

 

J.C. PENNEY’S MALL STORE TO REMAIN OPEN

SIOUX CITY’S J.C. PENNEY’S STORE WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

THE SOUTHERN HILLS MALL STORE IS NOT ON THE LIST OF 138 STORES THE RETAILER IS CLOSING.

FOUR IOWA J.C. PENNEY’S WILL BE SHUTTERED, INCLUDING ONE IN FORT DODGE.

THE OTHER THREE STORES CLOSING IN THE STATE ARE IN OTTUMWA, OSKALOOSA AND DECORAH.

 

Joni Ernst Faces Hostile Crowd At Town Hall Meetings

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Republican Sen. Joni Ernst met with confrontational crowds in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids where she was repeatedly shouted down and booed over the GOP health care reform plan.

Ernst drew laughter and booing when she said many of the millions of people likely to lose insurance under the bill will willingly chose not to buy insurance once the mandates under the current law are lifted.

She also faced shouts for suggesting climate change is a natural occurrence and booing when she said states should decide whether money is spent funding Planned Parenthood.

She drew applause when she said Donald Trump should release his tax returns.

For most of the hour-long town hall meetings at Coe College in Cedar Rapids and Drake University in Des Moines she endured shouting.