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Friday Afternoon News, September 29th


Three People Arrested For Walmart Theft and Outstanding Drug Charge Warrants 

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office Performed a Traffic Stop Thursday Morning at about 3:30 a.m. on a vehicle near the intersection of county road K-22 and 250th Street. As a result of the stop, 21-year old Annastasia Luesenbrink of Sioux City, was placed under arrest on a Dakota County Warrant for failure to appear.  33 year old Lacey Crandall, of South Sioux City was placed under arrest on Dakota County Warrants for possession of a controlled substance and false reporting.
Luesenbrink, Crandall, and a third occupant, 18-year old Paige Treadway of Sioux City were also identified as suspects that had performed a theft from the Le Mars Walmart store, earlier that morning, resulting in additional charges from the Le Mars Police Department for theft in the 4th Degree.  All three individuals were booked into the Plymouth County Jail.



Overcomers Event Scheduled For Saturday

(Le Mars) — Area women are invited to attend an inspiring and hilarious event entitled: “Overcomers” which is scheduled for Saturday morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center.  “Overcomers” is a Christian women’s
faith event featuring three speakers that will offer an uplifting message of hope, healing, and understanding to women interested in cultivating their spiritual lives in a fun and entertaining way.  One of the featured speakers is
Life Coach, Joleen Frideres (Freed-ers) from Wesley, Iowa.  Frideres talks about her mission as a “life coach”.

Frideres says she knew from an early age what her life goals were, and that she knew this she was best suited to be a “life coach.”

The speaker offers a hint as to what she will be discussing at Saturday’s “Overcomers” event.

Tickets for the “Overcomers” event are still available for $30 and can be obtained at many of the Le Mars banks.



Democrats Believe They Are On The Come-back Trail

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – In less than a decade, Iowa Democrats have withered, from in-charge to almost irrelevant.
After sending progressive Tom Harkin to the Senate for 30 years and twice delivering the state for Barack Obama, Democrats are powerless in the House, Senate and statehouse, and remain stunned by President Donald Trump’s solid Iowa
victory last year.
The pressure on Iowa Democrats to recoup the working-class voters who marched with Trump is more intense: They’re charged with setting the tone in a little more than two years for the party’s presidential nomination.
Three rising House Democrats – Illinois’ Cheri Bustos, Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Ohio’s Tim Ryan – travel to Des Moines on Saturday for a Democratic fundraiser.



Iowa Health Officials Report  Death From West Nile Virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Officials have announced the year’s first confirmed death from West Nile virus in Iowa.
The Iowa Public Health Department said in a news release Friday that an adult woman from southwest Iowa died earlier this month.
The state medical director, Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, says the West Nile virus threat remains until the state’s first hard frost. The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds.
Experts say most people who are infected have no symptoms or experience only mild, flu-like symptoms. The most vulnerable people are those who are at least 50 or have weakened immune systems.



Iowa Treasurer Says Transfer of Funds For Budget Shortfall Is Not Legal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s treasurer says Gov. Kim Reynolds’ plan to tap an emergency fund to address a budget shortfall is not compliant with state law.
Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald sent a letter to Reynolds on Friday that says revenue tied to the state budget that ended in June did not drop below a certain legal threshold. Since revenue didn’t meet that threshold, Fitzgerald says funds can’t legally be transferred from the state’s economic emergency fund.
Reynolds announced recently that a shortfall to last year’s $7.2 billion budget wouldn’t trigger a special legislative session. She said she would instead transfer $13 million from the fund.
Multiple messages left with the Republican governor were not immediately returned Friday.
Fitzgerald says he wants Reynolds to carefully review the budget numbers before she formally taps the fund.