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Friday News, May 20th

ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL UNDERWAY

(Le Mars) -THE ANNUAL ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL IS UNDERWAY.
THE THREE DAY CELEBRATION BEGAN THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING WITH A FLY IN BREAKFAST.

THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE DUTCH HERITAGE OF SIOUX COUNTY RESIDENTS AND HAS

TRADITIONAL EVENTS LIKE THE DUTCH DOZEN DANCERS, A VOLKSPARADE, STREET SCRUBBING AND

WOODEN SHOE CARVING.

THERE ARE OF COURSE HUNDREDS OF TULIPS ON DISPLAY.
THE EVENT RUNS THROUGH SATURDAY IN ORANGE CITY.

 

MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT KILLS SIOUX CITY MAN

A SIOUX CITY MAN HAS DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN RURAL WOODBURY COUNTY.

THE IOWA STATE PATROL SAYS 59 YEAR OLD MARK FISCHER WAS KILLED WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE

HE WAS DRIVING WENT INTO A DITCH ON OLD HIGHWAY 141 NEAR HOLLY SPRINGS JUST AFTER

8AM THURSDAY.

FISCHER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 

 

 

GRASSLEY SUPPORTS TRUMP’S LIST OF POSSIBLE SUPCO NOMINEES

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’s impressed by likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s list of potential picks to serve on the Supreme Court.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Trump’s list is made up of eleven judges who “understand and respect the fundamental principle that the role of the courts is limited and subject to the Constitution and the rule of law.”

Trump included an Iowan on his list.

Steven Colloton sits on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2003.

Grassley says understanding what kind of justices a president would appoint to the nation’s high court is an important part of the election debate.

He says that gives the American people “a voice in the direction of the Supreme Court for the next generation.”

 

 

UNI President Leaving To Accept Position At Ohio College

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - The University of Northern Iowa president is leaving Iowa to accept a position at an Ohio college.

University officials announced Wednesday that President Bill Ruud is leaving UNI after three years and will become the president of the Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio on July 3.

An interim president will be named at the Iowa Board of Regents meeting in June.

He became the university's tenth president in 2013. Before coming to Iowa he served as the president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Wednesday Afternoon News, May 18th

"WOOF-STOCK"

(Le Mars) - “Woof-stock,” a celebration of kids and dogs, will return for its 8th annual run at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars on Saturday, June 11.
A preview of the celebration will begin during a “Puppy Mill” meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, June 10, in the Museum’s Music Room.
Those attending the free Puppy Mill meeting will receive special coupons that can be redeemed the next day at “Woof-stock". The hour-long meeting will include a slide show pointing out the problems of puppy mills in Iowa and the United States.

The “Woof-stock” action on Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. with a Poochi Parade around the Museum block.

The first 100 dogs walking under the decorated arch to enter “Woof-stock” will receive treat bags, compliments of Bomgaars.

 

HIT & RUN SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED

A SIOUX CITY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON MUTIPLE CHARGES AFTER A HIT AND RUN INJURY ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT AT VILLA AVENUE AND GEORGE STREET.

20 YEAR OLD VICTOR VILLARREAL IS CHARGED WITH  LEAVING THE SCENE OF A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT, DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND WITHOUT INSURANCE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND FAILURE TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY.

CITY POLICE SAY VILLAREAL'S COLLIDED WITH A MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY 42 YEAR OLD GUSTAVO MUNOZ OF SIOUX CITY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY VILLAREAL THEN FLED THE SCENE. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY TUESDAY.

MUNOZ IS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AT AN OMAHA HOSPITAL.

VILLAREAL IS IN CUSTODY IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $3200 BOND. HE IS ALSO WANTED ON A SEPARATE WARRANT IN NEBRASKA.

 

 

NW IOWA FARMERS TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH CORN PLANTING

All of the recent rain is making it slow going for some Iowa farmers who are trying to get their crops planted.

Only two days were suitable for field work in the past week, but statewide, about 88-percent of the corn crop is planted. Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel DeJong monitors nine northwest Iowa counties, which are trailing the rest of the state.


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While much of the state has gotten a drenching in recent weeks, northwest Iowa is getting more than its usual share, frustrating many farmers.


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The latest U-S-D-A report shows less than half, or 43-percent, of the state’s intended soybean acreage is planted. That’s still two days ahead of normal.

 

 

 

 

   

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