Burn Victim Now Identified – Remains In Critical Condition
(Le Mars) — The victim that was severely burnt during a fire Monday afternoon has now been identified. Firefighters responded to a fire at 28279 130th Street north of Le Mars. Upon arrival firefighters found a trailer fully engulfed next to a hog confinement building. A male subject was burned in the fire and was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by private vehicle prior to the arrival of the Fire-Rescue Department. The subject was then air lifted to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska with burn injuries.
The subject has been identified as Jorge Orozco age 38 of Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Orozco is in critical condition in the burn unit at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Water Department To Work On Water Main Lines On Central Avenue
(Le Mars) — The Le Mars city water department on Monday will be working on disconnecting the 4” water main on Central Ave between 7th St & 12th St south the next 3 to 4 weeks.
City crews will be starting on 7th St & working their way south to 11th St.
They will have the south bound lane of Central Ave blocked on the intersections because that is where the water main is located. The water department crews are planning on working on 2 intersections at one time & having the concrete poured back & then moving to the next 2 intersections.
If you have any questions, you are asked to please give the water department a call at 712-546-5555.
Le Mars Community High School To Feature “College Fair Night”
(Le Mars) — Le Mars Community High School will be hosting “College Fair Night” on Monday evening at the Carey Gymnasium beginning at 6:00 p.m. Judd Kopperud is a guidance counselor for Le Mars Community and says the college fair event is open to students and parents from the surrounding region.
Kopperud says the event is free for everyone. He says the event is a great way for both students and parents to ask questions about any college, university, or military branch of service, and even available financial aid services.
The Le Mars Community Guidance Counselor says registration had been made simpler for attending students.
Officials ask that students and parents enter the Carey Gymnasium through the east doors.
Trump Administration Makes Ethanol Announcement
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Trump administration says it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries.
The proposal announced Friday follows months of complaints by Midwest farmers, politicians and the ethanol industry that the federal government’s granting of waivers to refiners had violated federal law and forced some ethanol plants to close.
Roughly 40 percent of U.S. corn is used to produce ethanol, so declining demand for the fuel additive can depress prices for the grain.
Although the proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Agriculture wouldn’t address the current loss of ethanol demand, it would ensure that beginning in 2020, the government would comply with a 15-billion-gallon standard already required under federal law.
Bond Is Set At $6 Million Dollars For Man Accused Of Killing Fort Dodge Pastor
(Fort Dodge) — The man accused of robbing and killing a Fort Dodge pastor made an appearance before a judge this morning. According to KCCI television, 36-year old Joshua Pendleton was supposed to meet with the judge on Thursday, however due to an outrage when Pendleton was agitated when he saw cameras, the hearing was re-scheduled for today. The judge has set a
cash bond of $6 million dollars for Pendleton. The judge also declared the accused is not allowed to have any contact with the family members of Pastor Allen Henderson. The incident occurred outside the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Wednesday evening. Pendleton will remain in custody at the Webster County Jail in lieu of the $6 million dollar cash bond. Arrest records show Pendleton has a history of criminal assault charges dating back
to April of 2016.