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Monday Afternoon News, July 20th


Supervisors To Meet With Architect Regarding Courtroom’s Renovations

(Le Mars) — Part of the agenda for the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Tuesday will be to meet with the architect drawing up plans for the courtroom renovation project. Supervisor Gary Horton of Akron along with Supervisor John Meis together have been reviewing the on-going
plans and communicating with the architect. Horton says it has been several decades since the last time any renovations have occurred inside the courtroom. He talks about the proposed changes.

Horton says the proposed plan will also address the lighting, as well as the ceiling tiles.

Horton says the supervisors will call for bids on the proposed renovation project, and wasn’t certain as to the cost estimates. The county supervisor says the county will be presented a couple of different options for review before a final plan and estimate would be known. Horton says the timetable for the renovation project is still yet to be determined, partly because of
the COVID-19 virus has pushed back the cases to be heard inside the courtroom.

Horton says the staff that work inside the courthouse, including judges, were the people that made the suggestion to the supervisors for the upgrade.




Weekend Stabbing Leaves Teenager Dead

(Cedar County, IA) — A 21-year-old Muscatine man has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal weekend stabbing. Milton Jermaine Cole Serrano Junior is being held after the incident early Sunday morning.
Authorities in Cedar County say 19-year-old Chantz Stevens of Wilton was killed. He was dead when deputies arrived at the home in a rural area at about 3:00 a-m.




Davenport Police Say Volunteers No Longer Needed To Search For Girl

(Low Moor, IA) — Davenport police say they no longer need volunteers in the Clinton area as they search for a missing 10-year-old girl. Police made the announcement Sunday night. They say the investigation into the disappearance of Breasia Terrell is still active. Authorities say anyone who wants to keep searching for the girl should keep looking independently. She
was reported missing July 10th and her brother’s father, 47-year-old Henry Dinkins, has been listed as a person of interest in her disappearance.
Dinkins is currently in jail for failing to register as a sex offender.




They’re ON: Iowa High School Fall Sports

(Boone, IA) — High school sports are going to be played this fall in Iowa.
That announcement was made over the weekend by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Football, cross country and golf competition have all been given the green light. The I-H-S-A-A says practices will start August 10th.
Guidelines for each sport are expected to be released later this month. The first football games will be played August 27th.