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Tuesday News, April 30th


County Supervisors To Decide On Sub-divisions

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to convene this morning at the Plymouth County Courthouse Boardroom at 9:30 a.m. The county supervisors will review a budget amendment and set a date for the public hearing. The county board will hear from Surveyor Al Fagan as he seeks approval of Maria Saulsbury addition located within Perry Township.
Dave Wilberding will also appear before the county board seeking approval of Kovarna’s Country 2019 addition in Liberty Township. County engineer, Tom Rohe will meet with the supervisors to present permits for a tile crossing in
Marion township and North West Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking approval to conduct some utility work in Plymouth Township on Ideal Road and Jade Avenue. Rohe will present to the county governing board a right-of-way contract approval for a culvert project.



Road Closed For Bridge Repair Work From Flood Damage

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department has closed Jasmine Road from Highway 75 going east to Jade Avenue. Work crews will be making repairs to a bridge that spans the Floyd River that was damaged from the March floods. The road will remain closed until October 31, 2019



“Then Feed Just One” Food Packaging Program To Be Held At Gehlen

(Le Mars) — The annual food packaging event known as “Then Feed Just One” will be taking place both today and tomorrow at Gehlen Catholic school. The food, which consists of rice, dried vegetables, vitamins and minerals, and a textured protein will be packaged with Honduras as its final destination.
Richard Seivert is the coordinator with the program. This year marks the 14th year for the food program.  He says volunteers are still needed.



Schuster Company To Donate Money For Stadium Seats

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community School Foundation is pleased to announce the contribution of $49,000 to the Le Mars Community Stadium project from Schuster Company of Le Mars. Schuster Company would like to contribute this amount toward the purchase of a premium stadium seating section. Steve
Schuster, the president of Schuster Trucking Company, says “The Le Mars Community Stadium project enhances the quality of life for those who live in our community, and we are pleased to be able to show our support to both the Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic schools.” To date, the Le Mars
Community School Foundation has received over $2,550,000 in donations from area businesses and private donors that will be used towards the $5.2 million dollar project.



Senator Ernst Doesn’t Support Moore For Federal Reserve Board

WASHINGTON (AP) – Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says she’s “not enthused” about supporting Stephen Moore to join the Federal Reserve board.
Ernst and other GOP senators are stopping short of saying they won’t back the conservative commentator, but their comments suggest Senate support for Moore may be shaky.
Moore has written demeaning observations about women, commenting on their clothing and complaining about the suitability of female referees and commentators in basketball. President Donald Trump has suggested Moore for the post but not yet formally nominated him.
Ernst says she isn’t enthusiastic about Moore because of his
writings. She says, “I’m a woman, right here folks.”
Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says he wants Fed nominees to be “economists and not partisan.” Some have criticized Moore as being too involved in partisan politics.



Governor Reynolds Appoints Two Judges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The governor has appointed judges to fill two openings on the Iowa Court of Appeals.
A news release sent Monday from her office said Gov. Kim Reynolds selected Sharon Greer and Judge David May.
Greer lives and practices law in Marshalltown and is a law college
graduate from the University of Iowa. She replaces Christopher McDonald, whom the governor named to the Iowa Supreme Court earlier this year.
May, who lives in Polk City, received his law degree from Drake
University. He’s a district court judge in District 5, which includes Polk County and Des Moines. He replaces Judge David Danilson, who retired.