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Saturday News, May 21st

Gehlen Catholic School Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Gehlen Catholic School is pleased to announce their Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2016.

The 2016 Valedictorian is  Megan Kellen, the daughter of Tom and Laurie Kellen of

Alton, and the  Salutatorian was grnated to Josie Galles, the daughter of Brad

Galles and Kari Langel, both of LeMars.

You can join them this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Ronald Fox Memorial Gym as they

celebrate Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2016

 

Gov. Branstad Releases Tax Returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Tax returns for Gov. Terry Branstad and his wife show they earned $185,249 in 2015 and made sizable charity donations. 

Branstad's 48-page tax return was made available to the media Friday at the Iowa Capitol. The documents show the governor made a little over $31,000 in donations to Iowa charities, which is well over the average of about $4,000 in donations for his income level.  

The donations, which include money for nine Catholic charities, helped lower Branstad's federal income tax rate to 10.18 percent, compared to the average rate of 13.89 percent.  

Branstad was paid $127,734 for serving as governor. He paid $18,859 in federal taxes and will be refunded $11,784.

 

Waterloo Man Sentenced to 50 Years In Prison For Murder

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A Waterloo man who pleaded guilty to killing his former girlfriend has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

38-year-old Shaun Hogan received his prison sentence Friday. He pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder for the July 2014 death of 29-year-old Crystal Gaffney.

He was initially charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in a plea deal with prosecutors.  

Gaffney's body was found in the middle of a road near Walker in Linn County. An autopsy determined she died of head trauma.

 

 

 

   

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.

 

 

 

 

 

   

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