NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE BREAKS GROUND ON SCIENCE CENTER
(Orange City) — Northwestern College at Orange City broke ground today for a new 61,000 square foot health and natural sciences center. The complex will cost the college more than $24.5 million dollars, but Dr. Greg Christie, president of Northwestern College, says the last two million dollars was able
to be raised just this week.
Construction is scheduled to begin May 1st with completion of the new science and health center expected to be finished in August of 2018. Christie says the new science center will definately help with recruiting students with either natural sciences or health related majors.
The college president says because of the new complex, Northwestern has expanded its list of majors, and may also in the future offer graduate level courses.
Christie says that nearly one-third of the 1,260 student enrollment at Northwestern are students currently with health or natural science majors pursuing degrees in biology, chemistry, nursing, biochemistry, ecological science, or genetics, molecular and cellular biology.
The eco-friendly facility will also include increased space for student and faculty research.
SIOUX CITY POLICE ARREST STABBING SUSPECT
SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A SUSPECT IN A STABBING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THAT LEFT ANOTHER MAN INJURED.
20 YEAR OLD OSVALDO GUTIERREZ OF SOUTH SIOUX CITY IS CHARGED WITH FELONY WILLFUL INJURY CAUSING SERIOUS INJURY.
COURT DOCUMENTS ALLEGE THAT GUTIERREZ GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH ANOTHER MAN AT THE LA HACIENDA BAR AT 11TH AND STEUBEN AROUND 1:30AM.
GUTIERREZ IS ACCUSED OF STABBING RIGOBERTO ARREOLA-GOMEZ IN THE CHEST AND ABDOMEN DURING THE FIGHT.
THE VICTIM SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES AND UNDERWENT SURGERY.
GUTIERREZ IS BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $25-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.
GRASSLEY & SENATE REPUBLICANS APPROVE GORSUCH TO SUPREME COURT
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from New Hartford, spoke to reporters today (Friday) after the Senate voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Grassley is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee which holds hearings on the Supreme Court nominees. The Senate used the so-called “nuclear option” to change the rules so Gorsuch would not need 60 votes to be confirmed. Grassley would ask if that would be a constant negative for Gorsuch in his time on the High Court. The senator says it will not be because Democrats set the precedent of changing the rules back in 2001.
Some Democrats said they were against Gorsuch’s nomination because Grassley would not hold a hearing on a judge President Obama nomination. He was asked how the whole fight over the Supreme Court nomination will impact other work in the U-S Senate.
. Grassley says there are plenty of Republicans and Democrats who are willing to work together to make that new start when it comes to selecting Supreme Court judges.
IOWA YOUTH TURKEY SEASON OPENS TODAY
Iowa’s spring turkey hunting season opens for youth this weekend and hunters of all ages need to know the safety rules before they hit the field. Jeff Barnes, a recreation safety officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, offers a few tips.
Hunters need to make themselves visible to other hunters and be very aware of their surroundings.
The relatively mild winter was helpful in boosting Iowa’s populations of turkeys and other game birds — in addition to some unwelcome creatures.
The spring turkey season for youth-only runs this Saturday through April 16th. The four regular spring turkey seasons are April 17th to the 20th, April 21st to the 25th, April 26th to May 2nd and from May 3rd to the 21st. Find more information and tips at: www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.