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Friday News, May 25

Obama Visits Iowa And Criticizes Romney's Venture Captal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama is doubling down on criticism of rival Mitt Romney's background as a venture capitalist. The president says there may be value in such experience "but not in the White House." Speaking yesterday at the Iowa Fair Grounds, the president called Romney's claims that his policies have increased debt, in his words, "a cowpie of distortions."

Two Arrested For Robbing Convenience Store 

  SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) - A convenience store clerk and another man are accused of working together to rob a Nebraska store. Police say 22-year-old Jeffrey Weber of Sioux City, Iowa, and 23-year-old Corillian Coulombe have been taken into custody for the May 9th robbery. Police say Coulombe robbed the store while Weber was working.

Man Whips Children  

 SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) - A South Sioux City man is accused of whipping two children with a power cord.
     44-year-old Maximino Rivera-Nieto faces two felony counts of child abuse.
     A court affidavit says a 13-year-old girl told a teacher last Friday that she couldn't go to soccer practice because she was too sore from being whipped by her stepfather. The affidavit says an
officer sent to the girl's home found that her 12-year-old brother had been beaten, too.
     Rivera-Nieto was arrested that evening. The Dakota County sheriff's office says he remains in custody on $25,000 bond on Thursday. 

 

MRHD Extends Contract to Argosy  

 (Sioux City) -- Hoping to save 325 casino jobs, the Missouri River Historical Development has offered Penn National Gaming Company an extension on the present contract between the city of Sioux City and Argosy Casino.  The extension is worth $50 millon and is for two and a half years.  You may recall the original contract was due to expire in July, and both sides were at a stalmate over a proposed land-base casino and the amount of revenue that would be returned to the city.  Officials are hoping the move will at the very least protect the present jobs while both sides continue to negotiate a long term deal.

Sabre Expands Sioux City Operations

(Sioux City) -- The Sioux City city council has approved the expansion of Sabre (Say-ber) Industries into a new business park. Economic Development director Marty Dougherty says Sabre is anxious to get started on the new facility.

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 He says the campus will have seven buildings and be the first business in the new Southbridge Industrial Park. The company makes cellphone and other types of towers.

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 He says they are skilled, well-paying jobs. Sabre's Darwin Gamm says the company hopes to have the first production plant ready by mid-November.

Hy Vee Selects New CEO

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The president of the Iowa-based Hy-Vee grocery store chain has been named chairman and CEO.
     The company says its board of directors on Thursday elected 49-year-old Randy Edeker (EE'-duh-ker) to succeed Ric Jurgens, who's retiring on June 1st after 43 years.
     Edeker is a 30-year veteran of the West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee. He started his career as a part-time worker in Chariton. He managed a store in Columbus, Nebraska before moving to the corporate office in 1995.
     Edeker, who was named Hy-Vee's president in 2009, is the company's fourth chairman and CEO in its 82-year history.
     Hy-Vee operates 235 stores in eight Midwestern states.

DNR Encourages Holiday Fishing Excursions

(Des Moines) -- Besides picnics, parades and ballgames, this Memorial Day Weekend, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is encouraging people to try fishing.  Martin Konrad is a fish biologist for the D-N-R and he says the fishing should be good.

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Konrad says the mild winter along with the warm spring has provided anglers with ideal fishing conditions.

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June 1st through the 3rd, the Iowa D-N-R is allowing for free fishing.  Konrad says anyone can go fishing without a license during those three days.  He says, for some, it may have been a while since the last time they had dropped a lure in the water, and the D-N-R wants people to again enjoy the experience. 

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The D-N-R fish biologist says the latest fishing reports can be obtained at the website at iowadnr.gov.

 

   

Thursday News, May 24

Le Mars Native Involved in Search and Rescue Unit

(Le Mars) -- A Le Mars native has a rather unique part-time job.  Eric Fox, is a full-time Sioux City fire official, but when disaster strikes, he is part of the 70-member Iowa Task Force Urban Search and Rescue team. 

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 Fox spoke to line crews of Mid-American Energy during a training session on Wednesday. He says they go to work when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation, be it flooding, tornado, or anytime people are in danger and in need of rescuing, as was the case last week when an individual found himself stuck in a cave in eastern Iowa. Fox says he and his team not only perform different types of rescues, but they often have to stabilize a structure following a disaster in order for a rescue or other work to be performed.

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Fox explains why it is important for Mid-American Energy crews to know and understand the role of the Urban Search and Rescue task force.

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The Iowa Task Force Urban Search and Rescue units are based in Cedar Rapids and in Sioux City, and part of the search and rescue team comprise of three dogs.

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Fox says the search and rescue team responded to the Boy Scout Little Sioux Camp tornado, Cedar Rapids Flooding, Mapleton tornado, and also they were called to assist with the Joplin, Missouri tornado. 

 

No Agreement Reached Between Casino and MRHD 

   SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The owner of the Argosy riverboat casino in Sioux City is looking at options if contract talks fail with the nonprofit group that holds the casino license.
     Penn National Gaming and Missouri River Historical Development are trying to negotiate an extension of a 20-year operating agreement that expires in July. They agree the boat should be
replaced with a land-based casino, but there's no consensus on the distribution of casino revenue.
     The nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit seeking to establish the right to look at other operators.
     The Sioux City Journal reports the company in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission says if that happens, it may contest the group's request, may participate in the process or it may seek another charitable sponsor.

Road Closed Due to Railroad Crossing Repairs

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Secondary Road Department is closing County road C-70 from Highway 75 to county road K-42 in order for the Union Pacific Railroad to replace the railroad crossing.  The detour will be on Highway 75 north to Hinton then east on C-60 to K-42 and then south again on K-42.  The replacement for the railroad crossing is expected to take all day to complete.

Gehlen Catholic Calls for Student Registrations

(Le Mars) -- Parents wanting their children to attend Gehlen Catholic Schools for the 2012-2013 school year are reminded to turn in their registration forms to the Business Office no later than Friday, June 1st.  Registration packets include a variety of information including, but not limited to tuition, lunch, activity passes, concussion form, and individual J-Club memberships.  If you have questions, you are to contact Mindy Scheitier or Jackie Sitzmann in the Business Office.

 

State Report Says Workers Lack Job Skills

 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new state report says many workers lack the job skills needed to fill jobs offered by Iowa employers.
     The Iowa Workforce Development report released Wednesday says half of Iowa's jobs require middle-skill preparation, such as a two-year degree. But the report says only 33 percent of Iowa's
workers had skills needed for the jobs.
     The report says high-skilled positions made up 32 percent of the jobs, with 29 percent of workers possessing the skills to fill them.
     Department spokeswoman Kerry Koonce told The Des Moines Register that if Iowa doesn't have enough skilled workers, Iowa companies will look at other states when planning to expand.
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