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Saturday News, April 6


Steve King To Hold Le Mars Town Hall Meeting On Saturday

(Le Mars) — Iowa’s 4th District Republican Congressman Steve King has scheduled a town hall meeting for this afternoon to be held in Le Mars. King will appear at the Plymouth County Historical Museum at 3:00 p.m. He is scheduled to be at Le Mars for an hour. The town hall meeting is open to the
public. Attendees are asked to use the south door that enters the old Central gymnasium for the town hall meeting. This is King’s eighth town hall meeting for this year. King has indicated he will hold town hall meetings in each of the 39 counties within his district.



Jeneary and Carlin To Hold Constituent Meeting At Hinton

(Le Mars) — Republican state lawmakers Dr. Tom Jeneary and Jim Carlin will be in Hinton this morning for a constituent meeting. The dual will hold a meeting at the Hinton Community Center at 9:00 a.m. to discuss legislative issues, and to answer questions.



Dead Body Found At Floyd River At Sheldon Now Identified

(Orange City) — The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office continues its
investigation of a dead body that was discovered near the Floyd
River, west of Sheldon, IA, on Tuesday, March 26.
The Iowa State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body on Thursday, March 28 at the StateCrime Lab in Ankeny, IA. According to the State Medical Examiner, the cause of death is yet to be determined.
On Wednesday, April 3, the Iowa State Medical Examiner was able to confirm the identity of the deceased body, through the use of a fingerprints.
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office has further confirmed the identity of the body by matching the tattoos with arrest records. The deceased body is that of Cory Allen Wright, age 27, with a last known address of Sheldon,Ia.
If you have any information about Wright, or this case, you are asked to contact the Sioux County Sheriff’sOffice. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may use our Text‐A‐Tip program
by texting 274637 and entering“SCSO” in the message body followed by your tip.



Siouxland Garden Show Continues Today

(Sioux City) — The 12th annual Siouxland Garden Show continues through today. This year, the garden show moves back to familiar territory. It will be held at the Delta Center, formerly known as the Marina Inn Conference Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Katelyn Brinkerhoff serves as Woodbury County Extension Horticultural Educator and says during the two days, more than 24 different speakers will be offering educational sessions.

Brinkerhoff says a couple of educational sessions will focus on the invasive Emerald Ash Borer that has been detected in several Iowa counties, and also nature photography.

In addition, there will be educational seminars focusing on the various aspects of garden care, landscaping, and creating a butterfly habitat.
Brinkerhoff says the garden show will feature more than 40 exhibitors, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase plants, flowers, and crafts.
There will be features appealing to children as the Iowa State University Insect Zoo will be on hand.

The garden show will also host a winter farmers’ market. Admission is just $5 with children under 12 can get in free.



Governor Reynolds Proclaims Sunday To Be Day Of Prayer For Flood Victims

(Des Moines) — The governors of Iowa and Nebraska have declared this Sunday “a day of prayer” for flood victims. Governor Kim Reynolds says prayer can provide peace and guidance to those who’ve been profoundly affected by the
weather conditions.

Reynolds signed a proclamation on the topic early this (Friday) afternoon.

Reynolds and a small group from the evangelical Christian group “The Family Leader” the bowed their heads in prayer in the governor’s office.

That was Bob Vander Plaats (PLAHTZ, like “plots”), C-E-O of The Family Leader. Reynolds spoke with reporters afterwards, mentioning the four huge levee breaches that must be fixed immediately, as water from the Missouri is still flowing into the area around Hamberg and Percival.

Reynolds says it’s going to be a long spring and summer — and it’s time for congress to quit quarreling and pass a disaster relief package.

Reynolds singled out Democratic members of the U.S. Senate who are running for president who blocked a vote on a disaster aide package this week, seeking more aide to help Puerto Rico’s recovery from last year’s hurricane.

Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, a Republican from Ankeny, says the flooding is “devastating” and has created a “dire situation” for many Iowans.

Whitver made his comments Friday during taping of “Iowa Press” which airs Sunday on Iowa Public Television. Democrats in the U.S. senate are pressing to add 700-million dollars to a disaster package that’s already passed the House, with much of that extra money going to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as well as for rebuilding badly-damaged levees and water systems in the



Music Historians To Hold Fund Raiser Concert For Cancer

(Le Mars) — A group of music historians interested in the music era of the 1950’s and 60’s have organized a concert to be held this evening with the proceeds to help benefit cancer victims and their families. Dar Huls of Le Mars says it began several months ago when the group of music historians were acknowledging the 60th anniversary of when Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson known
as “The Big Bopper” and Richie Valens all died as a result of an airplane crash at Clear Lake, Iowa. What many people may not know, is those three musicians and others were scheduled to appear in Sioux City days following the tragic airplane crash. The musicians were to perform in the Shore Acres Ballroom located in the Riverside neighborhood of Sioux City. Today, we know
that structure to be the home of the Sioux City Community Theater. Huls talks about the concert scheduled for this evening, April 6th, to serve as a fund raiser for cancer.

Huls says tonight’s music will feature an evening of 50’s and 60’s music at the Marquee located on 4th Street in Sioux City. Huls says the band scheduled to perform this evening, has been inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Huls says the admission for tonight’s cancer fund raiser concert is $20.



Former State Supreme Court Justice Dies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Supreme Court says former Justice Daryl Hecht has died after leaving his position to focus on his treatment for skin cancer.
The court’s spokesman Steve Davis says Hecht died early Wednesday at his home in Sloan. He was 66.
Hecht, who was appointed by Democratic Gov. Tom Vilsack in 2006, resigned from the court in December while receiving treatment for melanoma in Sioux City and at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
In a statement, the Iowa Judicial Branch described Hecht as a kind, thoughtful jurist with a passion for the law and an unwavering commitment to the rule of law.
He practiced law in Sioux City for 22 years before his appointment in 1999 to the Iowa Court of Appeals, where he served until his appointment to the Supreme Court.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three grandchildren.