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Thursday News, July 18th

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New Rules For Local Recycling/Garbage Program

(Le Mars) — You perhaps have notice a new sticker label attached to your recycling totes. New rules for recycling are going to be implemented. Due to the lack of a market for plastics and most glass items, officials are now requesting that plastic shopping bags, and along with glass items no longer be placed for recycling. Le Mars city administrator Jason Vacura offers an explanation.

The city administrator says plastic bags may be the biggest item that can no longer be recycled.

Vacera says there are also some reminders with the use of garbage bags.

Vacera says that on occasion, people discard their old shoes and clothing items in a recycling tote. He says those items can be reused, but are not recyclable.

Plastic bottles can be recycled, however, Vacera says the plastic caps to plastic bottles cannot be recycled.

 

 

Former Manager Of Exact Eye Care Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A woman accused of stealing more than $6,100 in a credit card scheme has pleaded not guilty.
Woodbury County court records say 36-year-old Amy Inniss-Reyes entered the plea Tuesday to a charge of theft. Her trial is scheduled to start Sept. 17.
A criminal complaint says Inniss-Reyes was managing two Exact Eye Care branches in Sioux City between April 19 and May 30 when she used three of her credit cards to obtain fraudulent refunds. The complaint says she also told investigators that she made copies of 20 patients’ personal records, intending to use them to obtain loans. The copies were recovered from her
home.

 

 

Sioux County Youth Fair Now Happening

(Sioux Center) — The Sioux County Youth Fair has begun, and Fair Board president Craig DeHaan says due to the loss of the race track, the fair’s entertainment has been shifted.

De Haan says the featured entertainment for Saturday evening is singer- musician, Danika Portz, originally from Remsen.

De Haan says all the entertainment, including the gate, is free admission, with the exception of the popular annual event of the greased pig contest.

Because the city of Sioux Center has acquired the land that used to be the race track, and ground has already been broken for the new school, that has left several rumors circulating about the future of the Sioux County Youth Fair. De Haan sets the record straight with regards to the future of the
fair.

The Sioux County Youth Fair will continue through Saturday.

 

 

Le Mars Woman Sues Monsanto-Bayer For Husband’s Death

(Sioux City) — A Le Mars woman is suing Monsanto-Bayer, the makers of the popular herbicide Round-up for the death of her husband. Christine Kluver says in a lawsuit that the herbicide led to her husband’s cancer that ultimately caused his death. Kluver claims Monsanto knew that glyphosate, an ingredient in Round-up, one of the world’s most widely used herbicides used
on crops, lawns, and gardens, was unsafe, but continued to market and sell it anyway. Arlen Kluver was exposed to the weed-killer for approximately 20 years while working for a Le Mars lawn service. He also used it on his farm, according to the lawsuit. He died in July of 2001 at the age of 46 of non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The lawsuit was filed earlier this week, and it states that Monsanto does not warn consumers of the risks associated with exposure to Round-up and glyphosate. The lawsuit is the latest of thousands filed across the United States by plaintiffs who say that Round-up causes cancer.
At least three plaintiffs have received multi-million dollar jury verdicts in their cases against Monsanto.

 

 

Friday, Marks 30th Anniversary Of Flight 232 Crash At Sioux City

(Sioux City) — TWO EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRASH OF UNITED AIRLINES PASSENGER FLIGHT 232 IN SIOUX CITY ARE BEING HELD THIS WEEK.

THE AIRLINER CARRYING 296 PEOPLE FROM DENVER TO CHICAGO CRASHED IN SIOUX CITY ON JULY 19TH, 1989 FROM HYDRAULIC FAILURE.

112 PEOPLE LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE 184 PEOPLE SURVIVED.

ON THURSDAY AT NOON AT THE PUBLIC MUSEUM, CURATOR MATT ANDERSON WILL PRESENT A PROGRAM ON THE CRASH AND THE RESPONSE OF HUNDREDS OF SIOUXLANDERS TO HELP THE VICTIMS WHO SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT.

THE PROGRAM IS PART OF THE MUSEUM’S HISTORY AT HIGH NOON SERIES.

THEN ON FRIDAY, THE MID AMERICA MUSEUM OF AVIATION AND TRANSPORTATION ON EXPEDITION COURT NEAR SIOUX GATEWAY AIRPORT WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE FROM 10AM-7PM.

THE MUSEUM IS HOME TO AN EXHIBIT DEDICATED TO THE CRASH AND RESPONSE ALONG WITH THE POINT OF IMPACT ON RUNWAY 22 JUST OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.

IN THE EVENING, MUSEUM STAFF WILL CONNECT WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANT AND ORIGINAL CREW MEMBER, SUSAN WHITE, VIA FACEBOOK LIVE AND SKYPE.

 

 

Grassley Refuses To Comment On Trump’s Tweets

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is declining to directly answer whether he thinks President Donald Trump’s comments toward four minority women in the U.S. House were racist.
Asked by reporters Wednesday about Trump’s comments, Grassley repeated earlier remarks in which he called for civility among elected officials.
Grassley says public officials should avoid name calling and
shouldn’t question others’ patriotism.
Trump tweeted Sunday that four Democratic freshmen women of color should “go back” to their home countries. All are citizens and three are U.S. born.
Grassley also refused to comment on Iowa Rep. Steve King’s criticism of Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who initially agreed the president’s tweets were racist.
King, who has been removed from committee assignments as punishment for his own statements about race, tweeted Tuesday morning that Ernst shouldn’t advance what he called Democrats’ “fake news narrative” against Trump.