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Tuesday Afternoon News, June 1st


Police Investigate Vandalism To The Museum

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Police are investigating a report of vandalism that happened at the Plymouth County Historical Museum over the weekend. Several windows had been broken when rocks were thrown at the windows. Le Mars Assistant Police Chief Justin Daale says the windows were on the upper level
of the museum.

Assistant Chief Daale explains how many of the museum’s windows were destroyed as a result of the weekend acts of vandalism.

Daale says the vandalism was limited to the broken windows and display cases, in the one room and no other areas of the museum had reported to have suffered any other additional vandalism. Daale says security cameras in the area were
not operative at the time of the vandalism. He says if anyone has information about the vandalism incident to the museum, they are asked to forward the information to the Le Mars Police Department.

The Le Mars Assistant Police Chief estimates the damage to exceed $2,000.




Woodbury County Authorities Arrest Suspect In Shooting Death

(Sioux City) — A Whiting, Iowa man is in custody charged with second degree murder following a shooting incident Monday afternoon in rural Woodbury County that left one person dead and another wounded. 20-year old Marvin Hildreth Jr. is also charged with going armed with intent. Woodbury County Sheriff,
Chad Sheehan says emergency crews responded at around 1:30 p.m. to a rural residence near Luton, Iowa.

40-year old Russell Mohr of rural Mapleton was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. The name of the female victim has not been released. She was shot in the leg and was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
Sheehan says they had a good description of the suspect’s vehicle, and a deputy spotted it less than 20 minutes later on Highway 141.

Sheehan says the suspect and victims knew each other, but the motive for the shooting is not known at this time. If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 224-3333.




Le Mars YMCA Busy With Summer Activities

(Le Mars) — Despite not having the outdoor pool open as of yet, due to repairs, the Le Mars YMCA is gearing up for their summer programs which includes several day camps for youth. Todd Lancaster is the executive director with the Le Mars YMCA and says youth activities are beginning to return to a normal summer schedule.

Lancaster says plans are being made for a youth soccer camp to be held this summer.

In a matter of a few weeks, Le Mars will celebrate Ice Cream Days, and Lancaster says the YMCA will again be busy hosting the youth 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

New this year, Lancaster says the YMCA will host a corn-hole tournament to be held at O’Toole Park on Saturday of Ice Cream Days.

Lancaster says the corn-hole tournament will have participants of all ages compete against one another without the separation of any age groups.

The YMCA official says with the recently completed addition, the fitness equipment offered at the Community Wellness Center is spread out allowing people to have sufficient space. He says the YMCA has also kept up its COVID cleaning protocols.




Ice Cream Flavor Contest Makes Return To Ice Cream Days

(Le Mars) — An old favorite activity associated with Ice Cream Days is being brought back this year. 17 area families will compete against each other in the creation of a new ice cream flavor. Mary Reynolds with the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce explains where the contest will be held, as well as the
rules for the new flavor ice cream contest.

Reynolds tells us those selected families that are scheduled to compete for creating the best new flavor of ice cream.

Reynolds says the contest had been suspended for a few years due to a lack of participants, but she says hopefully this year’s contest will stimulate renewed interest in the contest.

The chamber official says she doesn’t know whether or not Wells Enterprises have ever adopted the winning entry of a new flavor and created the product and decided to market the new created flavor. Reynolds says the reigning champion from a few years ago created what was referred to as “Bada Bing Ice Cream” containing pieces of Palmer Candy’s Bing Candy bar.




Grassley Criticizes President Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget Plan

(Washington, DC) — U-S Senator Chuck Grassley is criticizing the six-trillion-dollar budget proposal President Joe Biden unveiled on Friday afternoon. The Iowa Republican called the budget “reckless” and said the timing heading into a three-day weekend was “one of the oldest tricks in the book.” Grassley claims the plan would shatter previous records for spending
and debt and debt would reach 117-percent of gross national product. Grassley says it also includes “a slate of new taxes which would be felt all income levels across the country.” President Biden says only people making more than 400-thousand dollars a year and large corporations will pay more taxes under his proposal.




Juvenile Killed in Linn County Stolen Car Chase

(Cedar Rapids, IA) — Authorities in Linn County say a juvenile is dead after jumping out a stolen car during a police chase Monday night. Deputies spotted the stolen vehicle on Interstate 380 and the driver refused to pull over. The pursuit continued on Highway 150 into Urbana and the driver and passenger attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle. Sheriff’s officials
say the driver was run over by the car before it struck a house. The juvenile driver died at the scene and the passenger was arrested. No one inside the home was hurt. The Iowa State Patrol is still investigating the incident.




Vigil in Montezuma For Missing 11-Year-Old Boy

(Montezuma, IA) — The community gathered in Montezuma on Memorial Day night to pray for 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson. Dozens attended the vigil outside the Poweshiek County Courthouse hoping that Xavior will return home safely.
Harrelson has been missing since Thursday and neighbors, friends are praying that he’s found alive. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the search for Xavior. D-C-I officials said they were re-evaluating the information they have to determine the next steps in the search. Local residents say they’re eager to volunteer to be part the effort.




Hy-Vee Offering $10 Gift Card For Completing COVID Vaccination

(West Des Moines, IA) — Hy-Vee is offering an incentive for people who complete their COVID-19 vaccines at their pharmacies or pop-up clinics. The Iowa-based grocery chain will give a ten-dollar gift card to anyone for getting a second Pfizer or Moderna shot or single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. You need to complete your vaccination between today (Tuesday) and November 11th to receive the gift card. Governor Kim Reynolds set a goal of getting 75 percent of Iowans vaccinated against Covid by the end of June.
Iowa did not reach her goal of getting 65 percent vaccinated by the end of May.