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Monday Afternoon News, October 7th


Ten Year Old Dies From ATV Accident

(Sioux City) — A ten year old boy has died in rural Woodbury County from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon.
Woodbury County Deputies and the Lawton Ambulance were dispatched to the 7600 block of Correctionville Road around 3:20pm.
The cause and details of the crash remain under investigation by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.
The name of the victim has not been released.



Grassley’s Grandson To Be Speaker of the Iowa House

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa House Republicans have chosen Rep. Pat Grassley to head their leadership teams as Speaker-Select of the Iowa House.
The grandson of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley was chosen by the GOP House caucus on Monday. He takes over as speaker after a vote of the full House in January.

Current Speaker Linda Upmeyer announced last week she would step down as speaker but serve the remainder of her current House term through the end of 2020.

Grassley, a 36-year old farmer from New Hartford was first elected to the House in 2006. He operates a family farm with his father and grandfather, who also served in the Iowa House from 1959 to 1975.

Rep. Matt Windschitl was chosen majority leader and Rep. John Wills speaker pro tem.



Plymouth County 4-H Members Celebrate National 4-H Week

(Le Mars) — Today marks the start of National 4-H Week, and here at Plymouth County, there are more than 420 members involved in the youth organization, making Plymouth County among the top five Iowa counties for membership. Ann Schoenrock is the co-coordinator with the Iowa State
University Extension and Outreach for Plymouth County and oversees the 4-H and Youth activities. She offers two explanations about the youth organization.

Schoenrock says the four H’s in 4-H stand for Head…Heart…Hands…and Health and the program is teaching youth how to use each component to their full potential to help guide them throughout their school years, and ultimately with their future careers. 4-H was at one time thought of as a
rural youth organization, but Schoenrock says that perception is changing.

The local 4-H and Youth Coordinator says the lessons learned through 4-H, such as public speaking, leadership development, and other skills, will benefit the members throughout their entire lives.

Schoenrock says when 4-H members enter into college, their professors immediately recognize their skills over other classmates.

Schoenrock says each day this week, activities are being planned with area 4-H members as they acknowledge and celebrate National 4-H Week.

For additional information about the Plymouth County 4-H program, those interested can contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at 546-7835.



Sentencing Is Scheduled For Woman Who Stole From Her Mother

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – A Nov. 25. sentencing has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa woman accused of stealing from her mother.
Dubuque County District Court records say 51-year-old Corenna Marshall, of Sherrill, pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to felony dependent adult abuse-exploitation. Prosecutors dropped two counts of fraudulent practices in return. The plea deal also calls for two to five years of probation and for Marshall to pay restitution. The deal is not binding on the judge, however.
Authorities say Marshall held a power of attorney for her mother,
Jeanne Marshall, of Dubuque. Investigators say bank records show that more than $21,000 was transferred to Corenna Marshall’s account from her mother’s account. Court documents say Corenna Marshall put her name on her mother’s property but used her mother’s account to pay a loan on the property.



Harris Trying To Focus On Iowa During Presidential Campaign

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is telling Iowa voters that they can help refute questions about her electability if they support her in the caucuses.
On the campus of Iowa State University, Harris said Sunday that
Iowans have the ability to show the country what can be, even if people have never seen it before.
Harris’ visit to Ames on Sunday marked her first to Iowa since
announcing plans to recommit her focus on the state, as part of an effort to turn around a campaign that has thus far struggled for traction. She’s planning to spend half the month of October campaigning in Iowa, where next year’s caucuses draw the first voting in the Democratic nominating race.



Wisconsin Woman Arrested For Sex Trafficking

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Wisconsin woman has been imprisoned for sex trafficking a 16-year-old girl in Iowa and Nebraska
Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Brooklyn Pohl was given 10 years at her sentencing Friday in Omaha.
The prosecutors say officers made contact in November 2016 with the girl at a truck stop in the Omaha suburb of Gretna. Investigators learned that Pohl and the girl had traveled from Illinois through Iowa into Nebraska. They stayed at several motels along the way, with Pohl posting online ads offering the girl for sex acts.
Prosecutors say Pohl would help the girl negotiate prices with the customers.
The case was investigated by the Nebraska State Patrol, the FBI, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and the Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Police Department.