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Tuesday News, June 1st


Plymouth County Board Of Supervisors To Be Off This Week

(Le Mars) — No meeting is scheduled for this week for the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors as they will take the week off.




City Council To Hold Second Reading For Proposed Parking Ordinances

(Le Mars) — Le Mars city council will again review the parking ordinances when they gather at noon today at the city council chambers. The council will take action on the second reading of the proposed parking ordinances. As part of the consent items, the city council is expected to approve Jim Gergeni and
Peggy Sitzmann to another five-year term for the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and the city is expected to re-appoint Allan Gates to a six-year term on the Library Board of Trustees. The city council will discuss action regarding the Plywood Recreational Trail. McClure Engineering has prepared
plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of costs, for the Plywood Trail Phase 1-A project. The project will take place within Merrill to north of the West Branch of the Floyd River. The city council will look at renewing the contract services with Michael Murphy as the city attorney.




Woodbury County Authorities Investigate Shooting

(Sioux City) — Woodbury County authorities are investigating a shooting incident that left one person dead, and another wounded outside of a rural residence near Luton, Iowa on Monday.  Woodbury County Sheriff, Chad Sheehan says emergency crews responded at about 1:30 p.m.

Sheehan says a description of a suspect and vehicle was obtained, and that vehicle was stopped a short time later.

The sheriff says the suspect was interviewed on Monday.  The names of the victims have not yet been released.




Nevada Jumps Into First In Nation Fight

(Reno, NV) — Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill they hope puts the state’s primary ahead of Iowa’s Caucuses in 2024. If Nevada’s governor signs the bill into law, it sets up a political fight. Iowa’s Caucuses have been the nation’s first test for presidential candidates for decades. New Hampshire law
requires that state to host the nation’s first primary. Any change in the positioning of presidential primaries and caucuses requires approval from the two major political parties. Iowa Democrats and Republicans have fended off challenges from Michigan, Louisiana and Florida. Some Iowa Democrats have argued the Caucuses are a distraction and the party would be better off if the Caucuses are canceled. Iowa Republican Party leaders say the GOP has no plans to abandon the Caucuses.




Prisoner Serving Life Dies

(Fort Madison, IA) — The Iowa Department of Corrections reports an 87-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder has died in prison of natural causes. The D-O-C says Robert Overstreet Senior died Friday at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. A jury found him guilty of second-degree murder
for a shooting at a bar on Christmas Eve, 1970 at Freeman’s Tap in Davenport.
Overstreet said he fired the gun in self-defense. He appealed that sentence, on a second-degree murder conviction, but in 1976, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the sentence.




Sioux City Air Guard Part Of International Exercise

(Sioux City, IA) — Sioux City’s 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing has been participating with Air Guard units from Maine and Ohio in a first of its kind missile defense exercise in the United Kingdom. The exercise has more than three-thousand participants from the European nations of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, the U-K and the U-S. The mission is hosted by the U-S Naval Sixth Fleet and the British Royal Navy in the Western Isles of Scotland and covers the areas of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The K-C 135 air operations are staging out of the Glasgow-Prestwick Airport in Prestwick, Scotland.




Worker Stuck In Wind Turbine Blade Avoids Serious Injury

(Stuart, IA) — Authorities in Adair County say a worker who got stuck in a wind turbine blade Sunday night has avoided any serious injuries. MidAmerican Energy says it is investigating the incident at Arbor Hill Wind Farm near Stuart. The worker’s name hasn’t been released. Emergency responders were able to get him free and he was set to a hospital to be evaluated. He has
been sent home. MidAmerican says work at the site is suspended while its investigation is completed.




Iowa Lottery Making Changes

(Clive, IA) — The Iowa Lottery plans to make the appointments required to pick up prizes as a precaution during the pandemic a permanent requirement.
Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer, says they’ve been evaluating things as restrictions are removed and will stay with the appointments. She says the appointment process has proven to be popular as it lets winners know a specific time to come in and claim a prize — and it helps the lottery in its planning. To make a prize-claim appointment, you should call the lottery
office where you want to claim your prize to schedule a time.