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Wednesday News, December 19

Le Mars Prepares For First Season's Snow Storm

(Le Mars) -- Just how much snow is expected for Le Mars as we get prepared for what could be the first major snowfall of the winter?  Meteorologist Mike Fuhs (Foos) of the National Weather Service from Sioux Falls tells us when we can expect to see the snow.
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Fuhs says the heaviest of the snow will occur more to the southern regions of Iowa, but we will notice a white blanket of fluffy stuff in Le Mars.

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Fuhs says if you are traveling to central Iowa you may want to watch out.  He says snow fall there could be quite heavy.
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And how does the weather meteorologist categorize this winter snow storm?
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Plymouth County Road Crews Ready For Snow

(Le Mars) -- Despite how much snow Le Mars and Plymouth County receives, County engineer Tom
Rohe says his crews are ready.
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Rohe says Plymouth County doesn't do any application of salt or calcium magnesium until the roadways freeze.
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The Plymouth County engineer says the paved roads will be the first priority for his road crews.
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Mid-Sioux Opportunity Requests Funds From County

(Le Mars) -- The Executive Director of Mid-Sioux Opportunity visited with the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors requesting $10,000 for next year's budget.  Dick Sievers informed the Supervisors the low-income assistance organization serves 886 Plymouth County households.  Sievers says the assistance amounts to an average of $724.15 per household with a value of nearly $1.8 million. Sievers told the Supervisors about the economic impact Mid-Sioux Opportunity has upon the county
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Mid-Sioux Opportunity is headquartered at Remsen and in addition to Plymouth County, the organization serves four other counties, including: Lyon, Sioux, Cherokee, and Ida counties.
The Board of Supervisors did not act upon the financial request made by Mid-Sioux Opportunity.


Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency To Hold Meeting

(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting
this evening.  Their agenda will include a review of contracts with L.P. Gill Landfill and with Van's Sanitation.


Sioux City Mayor Won't Vote On Casino

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The mayor of Sioux City says he won't vote on any gambling-related issues as the city considers a new casino.
Mayor Bob Scott announced his decision Monday during a City Council meeting. He says it is in
response to speculation that he has a financial stake in the development of a new casino. He would not elaborate.
Scott then abstained from a council vote on a public hearing date to extend a lease for the Argosy Casino riverboat. It's set for Jan. 28
Three developers have proposed land-based casinos that will eventually replace Argosy. The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission will name the winning proposal in April.

South Korean Metal Company Donates to Harkin Building

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals subsidiary have given $500,000 to support a university institute for Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a one-dollar coin
that would bring the company business.
The donations to the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University come from PMX Industries and CEO of its Seoul-based parent, Jin Roy Ryu.
Harkin is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the paper dollar in favor of a dollar coin, for which PMX supplies the materials. PMX is a member of the Dollar Coin Alliance lobbying for
the change.
PMX says ISU's foundation asked for its donations and it agreed. Yet they are an example of possible ethical concerns that Republicans warned could result from naming a university institute
after a sitting lawmaker.

 

Closing Arguments Set For Trial Involving Father Killing Daughter

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Attorneys are set to make closing arguments in the trial of a Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his young daughter.
Closing arguments will be made Wednesday in the trial of Zyriah Schlitter.
On Tuesday, Schlitter testified in Linn County District Court that he wasn't concerned about bruising on the toddler when he took her to a doctor in March 2010, just before her death. He said he
thought the bruising was normal for a child.
Schlitter faces first-degree murder and child endangerment charges. Investigators say 17-month-old Kamryn suffered head injuries and had bruising on her neck, chin, underarms and chest.
Schlitter's former girlfriend, Amy Parmer of Hiawatha, faces the same charges. Her trial is set for January.
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Tuesday Afternoon News, December 18

Compensation Board Offers Salary Recommendations To Supervisors

(Le Mars) -- Representatives of The Plymouth County Compensation Board offered their suggestions for wage increases for county elected officials during this morning's Plymouth County Board of Supervisors meeting.  Larry Peterson of the Compensation Board says the volunteer board used the same format this year as was utilized last year with determining the salary increases for county elected officials.

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Petersen says the Compensation Board realizes Plymouth County has excellent government employees, and he says it would be difficult to replace the people.

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The County Supervisors took the information under advisement, but they will not act on the Compensation Board's suggestions until they work on the budget.


Judge Refuses To Allow Missing Girl's Mother Time Away To Arrange Funeral

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A judge is refusing to allow the mother of one of two slain Iowa girls out of a halfway house so she can plan her daughter's funeral.
U.S. District Judge Linda Reade declined Monday to end Misty Morrissey's supervised release 45 days early or allow her to live with her mother.
Morrissey is mother of Lyric Cook, who disappeared with cousin Elizabeth Collins in Evansdale in July. The bodies of the girls were found this month by hunters.
Morrissey has lived at the Residential Reentry Center in Waterloo since August, and is allowed to leave for work and scheduled events. Morrissey's attorney says she is unable to devote
enough time and attention to planning Lyric's Dec. 29 memorial service while at the center.

 

Airport Authorities Remind Travelers What's Not Allowed On Planes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities at Des Moines' airport are reminding holiday travelers to keep any replica grenades at home.
Transportation Security Administration at Des Moines International Airport is telling travelers to keep certain things away. They showed items Tuesday that were confiscated at security checkpoints.
Included on the list was a replica grenade brought by a five-year-old boy and an assortment of ninja throwing stars. Police batons and a crow bar also were on the list.
But TSA officials say a major holdup at the airport is still removing certain liquids from luggage during security.
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Pella Man Shoots Himself After Standoff

PELLA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man who shot himself during a police standoff near a small private college has died.
The Pella Police Department says officers responded around 8:30 a.m. Monday to reports of an armed man chasing another man through a Pella neighborhood and firing shots. Within minutes, responding officers say they intercepted 49-year-old William Shaw, of Fremont,
fleeing the scene in a car.
Police say there was a brief standoff between officers and Shaw before Shaw shot himself. Shaw was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Central College, a small private college in Pella, was put on lockdown. Many students are gone for winter break, although some staff and faculty were on campus.

 

Judge Orders Death Certificates To Change For Same-sex Couples

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Polk County judge has ordered the state to change the way it handles child death certificates for same-sex parents.
District Judge Robert Hutchison issued the ruling on Friday. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought a same-sex couple suing state health officials for omitting the name of one parent on the death
certificate for their child.
The judge found that "a mother's wife is identical to a mother's husband in every common and ordinary sense except for biology." He also said the Iowa Department of Public Health's
policy of refusing to register a mother's wife on a death certificate violates the state's equal-protection laws.
The gay rights group Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of Jenny and Jessica Buntemeyer of Davenport.
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Korean Metal Company Donates To Harkin's Public Policy Building

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A South Korean businessman and his Iowa metals subsidiary have given $500,000 to support a university institute for Sen. Tom Harkin, who is pushing for a one-dollar coin
that would bring the company business.
The donations to the Harkin Institute of Public Policy at Iowa State University come from PMX Industries and CEO of its Seoul-based parent, Jin Roy Ryu.
Harkin is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate the paper dollar in favor of a dollar coin, for which PMX supplies the materials. PMX is a member of the Dollar Coin Alliance lobbying for the change.
PMX says ISU's foundation asked for its donations and it agreed. Yet they are an example of possible ethical concerns that Republicans warned could result from naming a university institute
after a sitting lawmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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