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Saturday News, April 13th

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MUSEUM TO HOST LE MARS HISTORY PROGRAM ON SUNDAY

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Historical Museum, as part of its continuing series of sessions focusing on the history of Le Mars during the Sesquicentennial year, will feature a program on Sunday focusing on clothing fashions, Le Mars newspapers, and agriculture. Judy Bowman is the executive director with the museum.

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Following the segment on agriculture, the attention of the history session will turn to Le Mars businesses and clothing fashions. Terry Claussen of Claussen’s Clothing Store will speak about Le Mars businesses of the past.

Members of the Plymouth County Family and Consumer Science Club will lead the session focusing on clothing fashions and styles through the years. Ruth Postma will be one of the speakers. Also scheduled to speak at the history program on Sunday will be Beverly Van Buskirk.

HENRY TO STAND TRIAL IN JULY AS PLEA LETTER IS WITHDRAWN

THE SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER AND STARTING A HOTEL FIRE IN SIOUX CITY IN JANUARY WILL NOW STAND TRIAL IN JULY.

29-YEAR-OLD JORDAN HENRY HAD SENT A LETTER LAST MONTH TO THE JUDGE IN THE CASE STATING HE WANTED TO PLEAD GUILTY.

BUT IN A HEARING FRIDAY IN WOODBURY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT, HENRY’S ATTORNEY WITHDREW THE LETTER.

HENRY HAD PREVIOUSLY PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND FIRST DEGREE ARSON IN THE MURDER OF 40-YEAR-OLD ELIZABETH BOCKHOLT OF HINTON.

HE IS ALSO ALLEGED TO HAVE STARTED A FIRE IN THEIR HOTEL ROOM TO COVER UP THAT CRIME.

JUDGE STEVEN ANDREASEN HAS SET A JULY 9TH TRIAL DATE FOR THE CASE.

PLEA HEARING SET FOR DEREK OLSON IN WARNOCK MURDER CASE

There’s another new development in the pending murder trial of a Bancroft, Nebraska man.

A court hearing has been set for Monday afternoon in Madison County Courthouse in the case of Derek Olson.

Olson is charged in the March 11th, 2017 death of 64-year-old Ernest Warnock.

A mistrial was declared in Olson’s first trial in late March in Cuming County District Court.

A new trial in Madison County had been tentatively set for May 6th.

Court documents filed Friday state that Olson will appear in court in Madison County on Monday for a change of plea hearing.

That hearing is set for 1pm.

FEDERAL D-O-T ROAD REPAIR DOLLARS GRANTED TO IOWA

The U.S. Department of Transportation says Iowa may make immediate use of $9 million in Federal Highway Administration emergency relief funds to repair roads damaged by flooding.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the emergency grant on Friday.

The money can be used to begin short-term repairs while further damage assessment for long-term repairs takes place.

The money is allocated for federally eligible highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley says the money will help get roads reopened in southwest Iowa.

Damaged federal-aid routes include Interstates 29 and 680 plus U.S. Highway 34.