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Monday News, April 10th


School Board To Discuss Budget

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community Board of Education will hold a public hearing at the start of their regular meeting regarding the fiscal year 2017-2018 proposed budget. Following the public hearing, the school board will decide whether to approve the budget. The school board will hear reports from each of the principals. The school board will discuss the upcoming annual foundation banquet scheduled for April 26th. The school board will act upon two resignations – Angela Streker has submitted her resignation as a teacher associate at the high school effective April 21st. Bill Magnussen has resigned his position as the 8th grade head football coach effective at the end of the school year. The school board will consider approving teaching and coaching contracts for the 2017-2018 school year. The school board will consider entering an agreement with Western Iowa Tech to continue with the concurrent enrollment opportunities and on-line learning opportunities at he high school during the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt will ask the school board to consider approving Nohava Construction’s quote of $39,104 for the roof replacement project on Kluckhohn roof replacement. The school board will also consider renewing an agreement with Williams and Company. The current agreement ended with the 2016 fiscal year audit. The board will consider extending the agreement for an additional year, or discuss the process for taking bids.

Le Mars Community School Board


Ebert Hearing Scheduled For Today

(Le Mars) — The woman accused of intentionally creating an auto accident and is charged with attempted murder will appear in Plymouth County District Court today. Melissa Ebert of Cherokee is asking for a change of venue for her trial. Ebert was involved in an auto accident that happened in September of 2015 on County Road C-38 in which her vehicle struck an oncoming vehicle. Prosecutors say she and her boyfriend had an argument, and she deliberately drove her car into the path of an on-coming vehicle. Injuries were sustained by her boyfriend passenger, herself, and the victim of the other vehicle.


Hood Sentenced To 90 Days For Eluding Officers

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City woman convicted for her role in a police chase that led to a gunfight has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
27-year-old Brittney Hood was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in Woodbury County District Court to eluding and interference with official acts.
Authorities say Hood was driving a vehicle carrying 24-year-old Melvin Spencer and another man on Feb. 26 when a deputy tried to pull her over. Prosecutors say she sped away but later stopped and fled on foot. She was soon caught by the deputy.
Authorities say Spencer then drove away in the vehicle and later exchanged shots with another deputy. The other man in the vehicle was wounded.
Spencer has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.


Intoxicated Man Dies At University of Iowa Dormitory

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – University officials have confirmed the death of a man found intoxicated at a University of Iowa dormitory in Iowa City.
University police officers who were called to Daum Hall about 10:45 p.m. Saturday found the unresponsive man. University spokeswoman Hayley Bruce told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2opjJ05 ) the man was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The man’s name hasn’t been released. It’s unclear whether the man was a student.


Authorities Identify Plane Crash Victims

OXFORD, Iowa (AP) – The two people who died when a small plane crashed in eastern Iowa have been identified.
The Des Moines Register reports the Johnson County Sheriff’s office identified the victims Sunday. The crash happened Friday afternoon about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) northwest of Iowa City.
Authorities say 70-year-old Terry Koehn, of rural Iowa City, and 56-year-old James Spicer, of Cedar Rapids, were killed in the crash.
The single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from a private airfield in Oxford. The plane was on fire when authorities arrived.
Federal investigators are looking at the wreckage of the 1965 Piper Cherokee 180 to determine what caused the crash.