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Tuesday News, February 6th


Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Remsen Police Arrest Two People For Possession of Controlled Substance

(Remsen) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Remsen Police Department arrested two people Friday morning at about 1:00 a.m. in Remsen for various drug possession charges. A traffic stop was conducted after individuals
inside the vehicle were suspected of theft at the Le Mars Walmart store. A narcotics detection K-9 dog was used around the perimeter of the vehicle. As a result of the K-9 detecting the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle, a search was conducted and officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 40 year old David Wheeler of Sutherland, was placed under arrest for second offense of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle
while under the influence of a controlled substance. The passenger in the vehicle, 42-year old Michelle Pattison of Sutherland was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both
individuals were booked into the Plymouth County Jail.



Plymouth County Supervisors To Discuss Courthouse Renovation

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will gather for their weekly meeting today at the county courthouse board room. The county governing board will discuss the courthouse renovation project bid and with ISG architects. The supervisors will also hear from County Engineer Tom Rohe as he updates the
county board on construction projects.



City Council To Focus On City Budget During Session

(Le Mars) — Le Mars City Council will continue to focus attention on the city budget during this afternoon’s meeting scheduled to start at 12:00 noon from the city council chambers. General discussion will be on the proposed Plywood
Recreational Trail. By the way, there is an informational meeting regarding the Plywood Trail scheduled for this evening to start at 6:00 p.m. at the Willow Creek Golf Course Banquet Hall.  As for action items, the council will examine the comprehensive annual financial report. The council is also expected to award a contract for the Police Building project. The Le Mars Municipal Campgrounds Improvement and expansion will be discussed during today’s city council meeting.
Council members will also look over the proposed fees, licenses and charges.
The city council will again look at the proposed city budget and attempt to reduce the budget by nearly $510,000. Annual reports will be given by the Public Works Department, Public Facilities, Fire and Rescue Department, and the YMCA. The city council will enter a closed session to discuss collective
bargaining for city employees.






Floyd Valley To Host Seminar Focus On Heart Care

(Le Mars) — February is known as heart month, and we are not talking about Valentine’s Day hearts. Floyd Valley Healthcare will be hosting a community program entitled: “Your Heart Matters” this evening featuring two physicians that specialize in cardio health care. A catered meal will be provided free of charge, but reservations are required as seating is limited. The meal will
begin at 6:00 p.m. with the program to start at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Deborah Majerus, a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates of Unity Point Health of St. Lukes in Sioux City will start the program with a question and answer session. That will be followed by Adam Burdorf with the University of Nebraska Medical Clinic, as he will discuss advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. To make reservations, you need to call Floyd Valley Healthcare at (712) 546-3401.



Monday’s Snow Storm Proved To Be Deadly On Iowa Roads

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say seven people have been killed – including two teenage sisters – on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.
The Des Moines Register reports that 17-year-old Avery Arneson and 13- year-old Aiden Arneson, sisters from Decorah, died a two-vehicle crash around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a county road in northeast Iowa. Four other teens were injured and hospitalized in that crash.
One person has died and several others were hurt after dozens of vehicles collided along a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 35 near Ames.
Up to 70 cars, buses and trucks were involved in the string of crashes, which forced the closure of I-35 in both directions.
Story County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Barry Thomas says he couldn’t see from one end of the wrecks to the other.
Thomas says one person was killed and from three to five people were injured. Authorities didn’t release the names of those killed or hurt.
In Cedar Rapids, two men died in a crash on Interstate 380 that police say was weather-related.
On I-80, police say a person was killed in a crash east of Grinnell
around 1:20 p.m., and another person died and two others were injured at 1:40 p.m. near Durant.



Judge Allows For Delay In “Bachelor’s” Trial

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A judge has given an Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star more time to prepare a defense against a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Chris Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With The Stars.” He faces trial after driving his pickup into the back of a farm tractor and killing a neighbor last April in northern Iowa. He reported the accident immediately but left before police arrived.
Judge Andrea Dryer on Monday waived a requirement that Soules’ trial must be held within a year of his arrest, allowing it to be scheduled past April.
She also reaffirmed her denial last month of his motion to dismiss the charge. Soules claimed Iowa’s law requiring surviving drivers to remain at a fatal accident until police arrive is unconstitutional.