Wednesday, February 10, 2016
   
Text Size

News

Saturday News, January 30

Street Next To North Ice Cream Plant To Be Closed

(Le Mars) -- City officials have announced that a portion of 2nd Avenue southeast from 1st Street southeast to 2nd Street southeast on the east side of the North Ice Cream Plant will be closed today (Saturday) from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The street is closed so a crane can retrieve a roof unit for repairs.

 

 

 

Chamber Awards Banquet Scheduled For Tonight

(Le Mars) -- Later this evening at the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and awards program, we will learn which Le Mars business has been selected as the "Business of the Year" and some citizen of Le Mars will be honored and recognized as the "Citizen of the Year".  In addition to those two honors, the chamber banquet will recognize the "Employees of the Month" and the "Bosses of the Quarter".  Other honors will be bestowed to the United Way Volunteer of the Year, and the Chamber will also recognize its Mainstreet/Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  Social hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with the banquet to start at 7:00 p.m.  The Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Awards program will be held in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center.

 

 

 

Gehlen To Celebrate "Catholic Schools Week"

(Le Mars) -- Monday begins "Catholic Schools Week, and according to Alissa Schipper, Campus ministries director with Gehlen Catholic Schools, one of the highlights for the week will be having mass conducted by the Bishop.

Listen to

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Schipper says the joint liturgy will begin at 9:00 a.m.  Schipper says the purpose behind "Catholic Schools Week" is to recognize and celebrate the value of a catholic school education.

Listen to

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Gehlen official says activities have been planned all week long, acknowledging "Catholic Schools Week" including a family picnic when parents join their children for lunch, and student appreciation day when dads will dine with their children.  Schipper says the weeks' finale occurs Saturday evening when Spalding Catholic hosts their annual gala ball at the Hospers Community Center.

 

 

U.S.S. Sioux City To Be Launched This Weekend

(Sioux City) -- A naval ship named for Iowa's fourth largest city will be launched this weekend. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a group of city leaders in Marinette (mair-uh-net), Wisconsin for events surrounding the dedication of the U.S.S. Sioux City.

Listen to

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The littoral (lit-or-ul) combat ship is designed to detect mines. The commander of the ship, Kevin Ralston, and a dozen crew members visited Sioux City back in September.

Listen to

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The U.S.S Sioux City will eventually be based in Mayport, Florida. It will operate across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and in the Middle East. The $700 million, 378 foot long ship will be manned by a crew of 53 sailors.

 

 

 

Carson, Beck, And Robertson All To Appear At Sioux Center On Political Campaigns

(Le Mars) -- This weekend marks the last weekend before the Iowa caucuses and candidates and their supporters are crossing the state making their final stump speeches, with several appearing in northwest Iowa.   Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush appeared at Dordt College in Sioux Center last evening. Speaking about Dordt College, Dr. Ben Carson will appear at the Sioux Center college on this afternoon.  Carson is scheduled to appear at the Campus Center beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Across town in Sioux Center, conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck will appear with television personality Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame.  The dual are campaigning on behalf of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Both have recently endorsed the republican presidential candidate. Beck and Robertson will appear at the Terrace View Events Center and are scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 




 

   

Friday Afternoon News, January 29

Candidates Make Last Ditch Effort To Sway Caucus Voters

(Le Mars) -- This weekend marks the last weekend before the Iowa caucuses and candidates and their supporters are crisscrossing the state making their final stump speeches, with several appearing in northwest Iowa.   Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is scheduled to appear at Dordt College in Sioux Center this evening.  Bush will be at the Campus Center and is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m.  Speaking about Dordt College, Dr. Ben Carson will appear at the Sioux Center college on Saturday afternoon.  Carson is also scheduled to appear at the Campus Center beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Across town in Sioux Center, conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck will appear with television personality Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame.  The dual are campaigning on behalf of Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Both have recently endorsed the republican presidential candidate. Beck and Robertson will appear at the Terrace View Events Center and are scheduled to speak at 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Unfinished Atlantic Ethanol Plant To Be Completed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Minnesota businessman whose construction company has built many of the nation's ethanol plants is planning to complete a previously idled southwest Iowa plant using newly approved state tax incentives.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved Friday tax benefits for the corn ethanol project proposed by Farmers Energy Cardinal northwest of Atlantic.
The IEDA board approved $4.25 million in sales tax refunds for the company promising to create 49 jobs.
Ohio-based FEC is led by Ron Fagen, founder of Minnesota-based Fagen Inc., which has helped build 100 biofuels plants in the U.S. and will design and build the Atlantic facility. 
The plant, originally planned in 2006, stalled and wasn't completed.
It will be Iowa's 44th corn ethanol refinery and at 150 million gallons a year is among the state's largest.

 

 

 

 

Cruz Continues To Defend His Ethanol Position

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is telling Iowa voters he's the only true conservative in the GOP presidential race who can be trusted to keep his word.
Cruz spoke Friday at a Ringsted, Iowa, restaurant and drew sharp contrasts with rivals Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Cruz defended his call to phase out a mandate that all fuel contain a certain percentage of ethanol, saying and says it would be "easy" to take Trump's position that it ought to be expanded.
Ethanol made from corn is big business in Iowa, and pro-ethanol forces have railed against Cruz. Cruz says his tax plan includes removing all mandates and subsidies.
Cruz told voters the way not to "get burned" is to look for a candidate "who keeps his word when it's difficult, when there's a price to be paid."

 

 

 

Investigators Look At Child Abuse Complaints At Boarding School

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Dozens of state and federal investigators are looking into child abuse allegations at a privately-owned boarding school for troubled teens in southeastern Iowa.
Agents descended on the Midwest Academy campus in Keokuk to serve a search warrant Thursday and Friday, interviewing students and employees.  They served a second warrant at a related building, the Midwest Treatment Center, in Montrose.
The Division of Criminal Investigation said the warrants stemmed from a complaint alleging that a staff member of Midwest Academy sexually assaulted a resident. The Iowa Department of Human Services and the FBI are also investigating.
A former employee claims in a lawsuit that she was fired in December, one day after reporting to DHS that a female student had been sexually abused by a staff member.
Academy officials declined comment.

 

 

 

School Board President Resigns Amid Controversy From Shoving A Student

ROCKFORD, Iowa (AP) - The president of a northern Iowa school board has quit, saying he shoved a student.
Tim Trettin said Wednesday that he lost his temper a few weeks ago and shoved the student in the school's weight room. Trettin says he thought the student had cursed at him.
The Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School District board accepted Trettin's resignation at its Jan. 18 meeting. Trettin had served eight years on the board.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that Rockford police and the Floyd County Attorney's Office say no criminal charges are pending against Trettin.

 

 

 

 

 



 




   

Page 10 of 1499

Search KLEM

Banner

Stock Market

1 DOW 15,914.74
-99.64 (-0.62%)    
2 S&P 1,851.86
-0.35 (-0.02%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,283.59
+14.83 (0.35%)    

Copyright 2010, Powell Broadcasting, Website developed by iCast Interactive