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Tuesday News, September 7th


Airplane Crashes Near Kingsley – Two People On Board Escape With No Injuries

(Kingsley) — A small plane crashed Monday afternoon near the intersection of County Road C-66 and Tamarack Avenue, about five miles east of Kingsley.  The airplane crash was reported to the Plymouth County Communications Center at about 3:12 p.m.  The plane had the pilot and his passenger, and fortunately, both did not suffer any injuries.  Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Kingsley Fire and Ambulance Department, and the Iowa State Patrol all responded to the scene of that plane crash.  The plane was located upside down about 75 yards in a cornfield.  Law enforcement agencies have contacted the Sioux City Tower and the FAA.  The crash scene is being secured until the conclusion of the investigation.  There were only two people on board, and again both the pilot and the passenger were uninjured.




City Council To Review Zoning Request For Dogwood Third Addition

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars city council will discuss the financing of the expansion project for Floyd Valley Healthcare when they convene for today’s meeting scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon today.  The hospital’s expansion project is the topic of a public hearing.  The council will also hold a public hearing regarding the zoning change for the third addition of the Dogwood Residential Area.  As for action items, the council will decide on the proposed YMCA agreement.  The council is also scheduled to act on a request by Avery Brothers advertising firm regarding additional billboards to be constructed.  It is expected the city council will award the construction contract for the 18th Street Southwest sewer extension.  The city council will review the proposed new changes to the city’s code and ordinances




Plymouth County Farm Bureau To Hold Annual Meeting Tonight

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Farm Bureau organization will hold its annual meeting this evening (Tuesday) at the Century Hall located on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  Mark Bohner, serves as the Regional Manager for the farm organization.  He says the event is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. with the serving of the meal.




Special Board Of Regents Meeting Will Be Held To Approve Plans For New Hospital

(Des Moines, IA). —  The Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Wednesday to approve plans for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to build a 230 million dollar hospital in North Liberty. The move comes after the State Health Facilities Council approved the plan eight days ago on a 4-1 after voting 3-2 against the plan in February. The administrators at other hospitals in the area argued the new hospital will expand beyond specialty care and take away their patients. The C-E-O of U-I-H-C testified they provide complex treatments beyond what the other hospitals offer and are at capacity.  The opponents have an opportunity to appeal the Facility Council’s opinion.




Caretaker Of 23-Month-Old Boy Charged With First-Degree Murder

(Hampton, IA)  —  First-degree murder charges have been filed against the caretaker of a 23-month-old boy who died last year.  Hampton police and the Iowa Division of Public Safety say the charges were filed against Jhonny Junior Salvatore Suarez Rivera Sunday.  Suarez Rivera is also charged with child endangerment.    He had been admitted to the Franklin General Hospital September 1st of last year before he died.  An autopsy by the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the victim had been beaten to death. Suarez Rivera is being held in the Franklin County Jail.  He had been the child’s caretaker when the boy suffered fatal injuries.




Iowa Congresswoman Axne Heading Task Force Focused On Rural Communities

(Washington, DC)  —  Congresswoman Cindy Axne has been named co-chair of a task force focused on the nation’s rural communities.  The Iowa Democrat says she will be recruiting other House Democrats to work on a policy agenda for the Rural Reinvestment Task Force.  Axne says she sees it as an opportunity to have a “greater voice” to raise rural issues up for discussion.  She says there’s a big misunderstanding of what rural American contributes.  Axne heard from farm groups, the biofuels industry, and farmers growing organic crops last week during a forum held at the Dallas County Fairgrounds.  She says the task force will lobby for more direct federal resources to be devoted to things like broadband access, housing, and the federal biofuels policy.




Remains Of Man Reported Missing Last November Found In Jones County

(Davenport, IA)  —  Relatives of 39-year-old Justin Douglas Chambers say they have been notified that remains found near the Maquoketa River were identified as the missing man.  The remains were discovered south of Canton two months ago.  Chambers had been last seen at the Wildwood Acres Campground the week before Thanksgiving.  Family members confirmed those remains were his in a social media posting on a Facebook page that had been dedicated to finding the missing Davenport man.




Man Dies In Rollover Near Monticello

(Monticello, IA) — The Iowa State Patrol says the driver of an S-U-V died in an early morning crash today (Monday) in Monticello. The accident report says the Ford Explorer driven by a 44-year-old man went off the road into the ditch and rolled multiple times before hitting a utility pole and landing on its top. The man was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out of the S-U-V and died at the scene. A 42-year-old passenger was injured in the accident — a condition report was not given. The names of the victims have not yet been released.




Iowan Gets Call From Chinese Ambassador

(Des Moines, IA) — An Iowan and former U-S Ambassador to Cambodia, says he recently got a call from China’s new ambassador to the United States. Kenneth Quinn is a Dubuque native who led the Des Moines-based World Food Prize for 20 years. He says the call was the first to any Americans made by the new Chinese ambassador outside of Washington. Quinn says Sarah Lande of Muscatine who hosted China’s president when he visited Iowa in 1985 was also on the call. Quinn says they were looking for ways to help restore things in China back to where they were in 2012. Quinn says he believes China is anxious to rebuild trade relationships with Iowa and he sees Iowa businesses and ag commodity groups with the same desire.




Dogs And Cats Come To Iowa After Hurricane

(Sioux City, IA) — Dogs and cats displaced by Hurricane Ida have landed at the Siouxland Humane Society in Sioux City. Spokesperson Kelly Erie says the nine dogs and six cats were at a Louisiana shelter and were waiting for new homes when the loss of power and water forced their evacuation. The pets came to Iowa through “Operation Sunflower” after flying into Sioux Falls and being brought to Sioux City in a van. You can adopt one of the animals from the Siouxland Humane Society — or make a donation to go toward their care.