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Tuesday News, November 21st

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PLYMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM TO HOST CHRISTMAS RECITAL 

Piano students of Inez Hoogeveen, Le Mars, once again will entertain at the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s Christmas open house Sunday, Dec. 3.

The Christmas recital will begin at 2 p.m. in the Study Hall among the Museum’s nativity display.

Those attending will find seating space. Doors to the Museum will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

This year’s “Museum Manger” features hundreds of nativities in the Study Hall as well as the collection of the Rev. Paul Eisele in an adjacent room. Villages donated by Jim and Kay Peters also share a part of the room.

Museum volunteers will serve holiday refreshments.

 

ARREST MADE IN IOWA CITY MURDER OF FORMER SIOUX CITY MAN 

An arrest has been made in the April 22nd murder of a former Sioux City man in Iowa City.

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness says 41 year old Curtis Jones has been charged in the death of 34 year old Jonathan Wieseler at the Lederman Bail Bonds office where he was employed in Iowa City:

Lyness says Jones shot Wieseler during a robbery around 10:20 p.m. on April 22nd.

Jones was seen on surveillance video near the Lederman office driving a vehicle that was later searched.

DNA from both Wieseler and Jones were found in the vehicle.

Lyness commended Iowa City Police for their investigative work in the case:

Wieseler attended the University of Iowa and graduated from the College of Law there.

He produced many of the “Having Read That” segments on KSCJ by his longtime friend Brian Vakulskas, who hopes Jones’ arrest will start to bring closure to Wieseler’s family and friends:

This is the second murder in Iowa City that Jones has been charged with.

He was already in custody in the shooting death of cabdriver Ricky Lillie during a robbery on June 27th.

Jones was arrested for that alleged crime on July 20th.

 

NO INJURIES IN SIOUX CITY SHOOTING 

SIOUX CITY POLICE RESPONDED TO A WEST SIDE SHOOTING LAST NIGHT AROUND 8 O’CLOCK.

THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A REPORT OF SIX OR SEVEN SHOTS BEING FIRED IN THE 700 BLOCK OF ISABELLA STREET.

THREE INDIVIDUALS REPORTED THAT THEY WERE SITTING IN THEIR CAR WHEN AN UNKNOWN SUSPECT BEGAN SHOOTING AT IT.

THE CAR WAS HIT, A BULLET CASING WAS FOUND, BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED.

OFFICERS ARE INVESTIGATING LEADS, ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT.

POLICE DO NOT BELIEVE IT WAS A RANDOM SHOOTING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS INCIDENT, PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT (712) 258-TIPS.

 

SIOUX CITY COUNCIL GIVES INITIAL APPROVAL TO MULTI-SPORTS COMPLEX PROJECT

The Sioux City council has given initial approval to a plan to construct a new eight million dollar multi-sport facility in Sioux City’s former stockyards area.

Jeff Carlson, one of the three partners in the project, gave the council more details about the the sports complex to be known as “The Arena”, that was announced last Friday to provide year-round athletic training for local young athletes:

The group known as HCC Enterprises will purchase the city-owned property for a dollar and enter into a minimum assessment agreement of $4 million dollars.

The City will provide financial assistance in the form of a $500,000 economic development grant or 100% tax rebate for seven years, estimated at $830,000.
Council member Rhonda Capron fully supports the proposal:

The complex will be north of the proposed Bomgaars AG-Expo Center.
The approval begins a required 30 day notice to sell property in an urban renewal area.

The council will make a final vote on the project January 8th.

If approved, construction of The Arena is planned to begin in September, 2018 and be completed in the summer of 2019.