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Monday News, October 9th


Jeremy Hebert Identified As Murdered Victim

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the individual who was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Friday in rural Plymouth County. 40 year old Jeremy Hebert of 13203 Evergreen Avenue of Akron was
the individual identified as the shooting victim. An autopsy for Hebert has been scheduled for Tuesday at the State Medical Examiner’s office at Ankeny.  There was a history of domestic abuse between 40 year old Jeremy Hebert of Akron, and his wife, Becky, who has been charged with his murder.

33-year old Becky Hebert is charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of her husband early Friday morning at their home.  Just last month on September 15th, Jeremy Hebert was found guilty by a Plymouth County jury of Domestic Abuse Assault causing injury, Assault causing injury, and child endangerment.  The victim of the assaults was Becky Hebert.  The same jury found Jeremy Hebert not guilty of attempted murder in the June 12th complaint.

Hebert’s bond was set at $4,000 after that conviction, and he remained in jail where he had been since the start of the case.  On September 27th, Becky Hebert filed a hand-written request asking the judge to drop the restraining order between her and Jeremy.   On October 2nd, Jeremy Hebert was released on bond, but a restraining order was reinstated preventing contact with his family.

One day later at 10:30 p.m., Jeremy and Becky were found in the same vehicle in Akron, and Jeremy was arrested for violating the restraining order.  He was released later without bond by one judge, but later a second judge issued a warrant for Jeremy’s arrest Wednesday afternoon and revoked bond.  Jeremy Hebert was shot to death before he could be arrested.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa.



School Board To Convene This Evening

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community School Board is scheduled to convene this evening. The school board will begin its meeting by holding a public hearing on the purchase of a new 30-passenger mini bus, pickup truck, and general use car
for employee transportation and driver’s education. Each of the school principals are scheduled to report to the school board with a building report. School superintendent Dr. Steven Webner will review a preliminary audit from Williams and Company for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The school board will visit
about the annual convention of the state school board which is scheduled for November 15-17th at Des Moines. The Le Mars Community School Board will be receiving their 17th consecutive Award of Achievement from the Association. On the school board’s agenda is also some time designated to discuss the National Convention of the School Boards which is scheduled for April 7-9 at San Antonio, Texas. The Le Mars Community School Board will consider approving the membership on the District Learning and Instructional Impact Team for 2017-2018.
The school board will develop the superintendent’s goals to be established as part of the superintendent’s evaluation process. The school board will also consider approval of a new student organization for high school students, entitled: “Lead Dog Leadership Club.”



Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator Of Craig Makes Donations To FFA Chapters

(Craig) — During an event held Friday the Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator announced a couple of donations to local FFA chapters.  The Farmer’s Cooperative donated money for the publishing of books directed toward elementary students to educate the students about farm safety.  The Le Mars FFA will distribute the
books.  The other donation was a check for $5,000 that was awarded to the Akron-Westfield FFA chapter.  Doug Schurr is the general manager at the Craig Co-op grain elevator and talks about both donations, beginning with the book about farm safety.

Schurr explains the contents of the farm safety book for the elementary school students.

As for the $5,000 donation to the Akron-Westfield FFA Chapter, Schurr says it will go towards the “Meals from the Heartland” program.



Senator Ernst Scheduled To Visit Plymouth County

(Washington) –– Iowa Republican Senator, Joni Ernst has scheduled a town hall meeting in Plymouth County for Saturday, October 14th. The senator will complete her 99-county tour with a stop in Brunsville at the American Legion Hall. Ernst is scheduled to appear at 12:00 noon on Saturday.



Governor Reynolds Talks About Upcoming Budget Concerns

(Craig) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Craig this past Friday morning to applaud the efforts of North West Rural Electric Cooperative and Evertek, along with the Farmers Cooperative Elevator of Craig for distributing high-speed
broadband internet services to rural Iowa.  Following the event, KLEM news spoke to Governor Reynolds.  She says it is very important that rural Iowa be connected to high speed broadband internet services.

Governor Reynolds is facing an uphill battle with regards to the state’s budget, having to already borrow money from the state’s reserves in order to meet all of the state’s expenses.  She says some programs will probably need to be cut, but she opposes an across-the-board budget cuts.

Reynolds was also asked if she has made a decision regarding the replacement of Bill Northey as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, assuming Northey is confirmed by the U-S Senate for an USDA post.

Nearly 45 people had attended that event at the Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator at Craig on Friday.