School Board To Get Bids On Passenger Vehicle
(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community Board of Education will convene Monday evening for its bi-monthly meeting. The school board has a short agenda, but they are expected to hear a report from School Superintendent, Dr. Steven Webner regarding preliminary information about the upcoming school board
elections. This year, instead of having the school board elections scheduled in September as has been the case in past elections, officials have decided to combine the school board elections and city council and mayor elections to be held in November. The school board will appoint a member to serve as the Iowa Association of School Boards legislative action network for the 2019-2020 school year. The Board of Education will consider approval of specifications and bidding procedures for securing a 9-10 passenger van or SUV vehicle. Curriculum director, Rachel Leavitt will present information to the school board’s attention pertaining to Little Rascals Preschool’s desire to become an Iowa Quality Preschool Community Partner with Le Mars Community
Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest Following Foot Chase
(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on Thursday, July 4th following a foot chase. Deputies arrested Davis Duran Bullbear, age 25 of Rapid City, SD. At 10:55 am, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch on 280th St., 1 ½ miles east of K22. The registered owner, who lives in Sioux City, was contacted. It was found that the vehicle had been reported stolen to the Sioux City Police Department a short time earlier. At 11:36, a neighbor to the west of the vehicle’s location reported seeing a male subject running through his property and out into a field. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Akron Police Department, and the Iowa DNR in setting up a perimeter. Iowa State Patrol sent an airplane and the LeMars Fire Department sent a drone to assist in searching a creek and tree area for the subject who was believed to be involved in the stolen vehicle situation.
At approximately 12:20 pm, a suspect was located hiding in the creek. The suspect fled on foot from a Plymouth County Deputy. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.
The driver, Davis Bullbear, appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Bullbear was arrested and jailed at the Plymouth County Jail. Iowa State Patrol investigated Bullbear for operating while impaired. Charges are pending awaiting results from the DCI Lab. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office charged Bullbear with no valid driver’s license, failure to maintain control, possession of stolen property, and interference with official acts. Bond was set at $5,000.
Man Arrested For 3rd Offense For OWI
(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Saturday of a man laying in the ditch on K64/Highway 3 south of Oyens, Iowa. Plymouth County deputies responded and identified Terrence Jernberg, age 50 of Sioux City, Iowa. Upon further investigation, it was found that Terrence Jernberg
was operating a motor vehicle. Terrence Jernberg was transported to the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center and investigated for impaired driving.
Following the investigation, Terrence Jernberg was placed under arrest and booked into the Plymouth County Jail for OWI 3rd or subsequent offense.
Two Hawarden Men Arrested On Drug Related Charges
(Le Mars) — Two people from Hawarden were arrested Saturday by Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Juan Manuel Cervantes-Pena, age 38, of Hawarden, was arrested at approximately 10:03 am. The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cervantes-Pena for driving while suspended, open container, no valid insurance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $566.25.
Also arrested as a result was Yoni Brallan Duenas, age 21, of Hawarden, IA.
Duenas was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor). Duenas was jailed at the Plymouth County Jail and bond was set at $300.00.
Organizations Want Presidential Candidates To Focus On Native American Issues
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A presidential campaign event focused on Native American issues is being planned in Sioux City, Iowa, next month.
Several groups are working together to plan the forum on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.
O.J. Semans of the voting rights group Four Directions says it would be a mistake for candidates to ignore Native American voters.
The Sioux City Journal reports that organizers are working to get
firm commitments from candidates to attend.
The event is named in honor of activist Frank LaMere, who died last month after battling cancer. He was a Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska member who fought for a variety of causes. He lived in South Sioux City, Nebraska.
Iowa Project AWARE To Clean Up Boone River
(Des Moines) — Hundreds of volunteers will spend much of the next week in canoes, working to clear trash out of the Boone River in north-central Iowa.
Brian Soenen (SO-nun) is coordinator of Iowa Project AWARE, which stands for A Watershed Awareness River Expedition.
The volunteers will haul junk out of the river that travels through Wright, Hamilton and Webster counties.
This is the 16th year for Project AWARE and Soenen says interesting items are often brought from the depths.
The project begins Sunday and will run six days. Soenen says there will be free nightly educational programs on the environment at the Briggs Woods Park campground south of Webster City.
(photos courtesy of Iowa Project AWARE)
Authorities Look For Missing Boater
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities plan to resume their search Monday morning for a boater in eastern Iowa.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office called off the search Sunday evening in and along the Cedar River in Palisades-Kepler State Park.
The missing man either jumped or fell from the boat Sunday morning.
His name hasn’t been released.
Traffic Stop Results In Shooting
LEON, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man is hospitalized after being shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a small town about 70 miles (112.65 kilometers) south of Des Moines.
The Des Moines Register reports the shooting happened early Sunday in Leon, Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the driver sprayed the officer with a chemical agent before the officer shot him.
Authorities did not immediately release the names of the officer or the driver, but they said the driver is a man in his 50s who was flown to a Des Moines hospital in critical condition after the shooting.
Authorities declined to say why the man was stopped and how many times he was shot.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the
shooting is investigated.
Odebolt Man Charged With Three Counts Of Vehicular Homicide
IDA GROVE, Iowa (AP) – A man Iowa authorities say was intoxicated when his vehicle crashed into another, killing three men, now faces felony charges in the case.
21-year-old Ryan Daniel Childers, of Odebolt, was charged last week with three counts of vehicular homicide when driving under the influence and one count of serious injury by vehicle.
Authorities say Childers was driving a pickup truck the wrong way on Highway 59 just north of Holstein when he hit a car head-on. The car burst into flames, killing its occupants, 21-year-old Francisco Joel Nicia Guerro, 25-year-old Jose Danilo Gonzalez Guerro, and 39-year-old Felipe De La Cruz Nava, all of Denison. Childers and his passenger were seriously injured.
Childers has been released after posting $500 bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 18.