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Thursday News, October 31st


Three Employees Of Iowa State Bank Honored As “Employee Of the Month”

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Chamber of Commerce honored three employees of the Iowa State Bank as the “Employee of the Month” during the Chamber Coffee held Wednesday. Special congratulations extend to Julia Deiterman, Jennifer McDougall and Terri Schroeder, as they have been selected as the October 2019 Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Employees of the Month.

In 2016 Iowa State Bank was looking for a location in Le Mars to start a new branch. They bought the former Great Southern Bank building on Plymouth Street and opened the doors in October of 2016.

In doing this, Iowa State Bank hired three exceptional women from the LeMars area — Julia Deiterman, Jennifer McDougall and Terri Schroeder, to be the “heart” of the Le Mars location.

Julia, Jennifer, and Terri take great pride in providing top-notch service to the customers of Iowa State Bank. From the moment a customer walks in the lobby, goes through the drive-up, or calls on the phone, this team of three greet the customers with a smile, and a “how can we help you today” attitude.

“They are team-oriented, dedicated financial professionals, and working with these three ladies is a pleasure,” said Mike Dreckman, Manager of Iowa State Bank’s Le Mars Branch. “They always bring a smile to your face.”

It’s with great pleasure that Julia, Jennifer and Terri are nominated for recognition as the October 2019 Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Employees of the Month.



Funding Available For Child Care Providers

(Remsen) — People interested in starting a child care service may have the opportunity to apply for grant money through Mid-Sioux Opportunity based in Remsen. Cassie Reuter, program specialist with Mid-Sioux says the agency recently received an $8,000 grant from United Way of Siouxland, which is to be used for child care services.

Reuter says the grant money is available for either new up-start child care, or pre-existing child care providers.

Reuter explains eligible child care providers may obtain up to $500, which can be used in any manner as determined by the child care provider. The Mid-Sioux representative says there is a deadline for area child care providers must comply in order to receive the funding.

The grant is available for only the home-based child care providers.

Reuter says interested child care providers can contact her for an application, or for additional information.



Protesters At Iowa State University

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Some Iowa State University students are pressuring the university administration to take action against people who’ve scrawled anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi slogans on campus.

Dozens of protesters gathered Wednesday afternoon at university President Wendy Wintersteen’s office to push their goal of a zero tolerance university policy toward racism and anti-Semitism.

Protest organizers say “Heil Hitler,” “no trans rights” and anti-Semitic slogans were written in chalk at various places on the Ames campus last week. The Des Moines Register reports that posters and stickers advocating white nationalist viewpoints have been found on campus since 2016.

Wintersteen spoke to a couple of the protest organizers and later emailed a statement that said she was proud of the students “for standing up against bigotry and racism.”



Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Assault

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa sheriff says one of his deputies has been charged with assault after an off-duty confrontation with a fellow patron at a bar.
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Wednesday that he finds the allegations against deputy 48-year-old Robert Amos “extremely concerning” and that he has placed him on paid leave pending an internal investigation.
Gardner says Amos was arrested late Tuesday after a disturbance at a bar in Lisbon called Beau Dylan’s.
Amos was accused by witnesses of assaulting a bar patron and then leaving the establishment. Police officers later met with Amos at his home, where he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault.
Amos was released from custody after a court appearance Wednesday. He didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.



Woman Killed Following Oxygen Tank Explosion

MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) – Law enforcement officials in southern Iowa say a woman has died following an explosion involving an oxygen tank.
The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that firefighters and medics were called to a home in Morovia shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive woman.
The woman was found on the kitchen floor and pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say she had been using an oxygen machine for medical purposes when an unknown ignition source caused an explosion and fire.
The woman’s name was not immediately released, pending notification of her family members.



Investigation Continues On ISU Fan Falling From Stadium

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State officials say they’re still investigating the fall of a man onto other football fans below at Jack Trice Stadium.
The university says the fan tumbled from the second level on the stadium’s east side during the first half Saturday of the game against Oklahoma State, which the Cowboys won, 34-27.
The university says medical professionals soon responded and provided treatment for the fans. A university spokeswoman, Angie Hunt, said Wednesday that she couldn’t yet clarify how many people were injured, how many were taken to hospitals or say whether the fan who fell remained hospitalized. She also says the ongoing investigation prevents her from providing more details, including any names.
Maury Ruble, of Ogden, told The Des Moines Register that he was sitting behind the man who fell. Ruble says he looked left at his wife and son for a moment after the man stood up. Ruble says that when he looked back the man had already fallen.