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Monday News, April 18



Gehlen and Spalding Catholic Schools will soon renew their effort to provide food to a village in Honduras. It’s called “Then Feed Just One”.  Carolyn Bickford was a teacher at Gehlen Catholic when the mission effort began in 2005.

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Bickford and Richard Seivert introduced Then Feed Just One to the students at Gehlen Catholic, and it’s become an annual event that’s open to participation by the public, too.

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Volunteers who participate in Then Feed Just One contribute in two ways – they participate in literally packing food for shipment to Honduras, and make a donation to help pay for the effort.

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Bickford says they recently completed another shipment of food and medical aid to their contacts in Honduras.

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Bickford says it’s important for the students to see result of their effort is to help people in need.

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Then Feed Just One will take place Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6.  This mission effort will reach a milestone next month…packing their four millionth meal for Honduras.


State Senator Jim Carlin campaigned in northwest Iowa Friday.  Carlin, a Sioux City attorney, is challenging incumbent Senator Chuck Grassley for the Republican nomination for US Senate.  Carlin bases his campaign on restoring freedom to Americans.

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Carlin questions Grassley’s votes  on some key issues, such as certifying the 2020 election, the infrastructure bill, to stop construction of the wall along the US – Mexico border, and for approval of some of President Biden’s cabinet appointments.

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Carlin says the Constitution is under attack.

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He wants to defend freedom from the political class in Washington.

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Carlin wants bring to light policies that he says enslave people.

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Carlin is finishing a term in the State Senate, representing Plymouth, and rural Woodbury Counties.  He previously served in the Iowa House. Carlin campaigned Friday in Sioux, Lyon, O’Brien and Osceola Counties.




A Minnesota man was arrested Friday night after a motor vehicle accident south of Orange City last Friday.  The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred at an intersection one mile south of Orange City, IA.The semi, driven by Henry Cordero-Mayca, age 30, of Montevideo, MN, collided with an SUV driven by Dana Rohrs, age 26, of Orange City. The truck driver failed to yield from a stop sign, entered the intersection and the two struck. No injuries were reported, but the SUV sustained extensive damage.  During their crash investigation, deputies discovered that Cordero-Mayca possessed a fictitious commercial driver’s license and provided false information to the investigating officers. He was taken to the Sioux County Jail where he was charged with providing false identification information and possession of fictitious driver’s license.



Recently, Sergeant Justin De Bruin and his K9 partner, Sonny, attended the annual United States Police Canine Association narcotics trials.

This year, the trials were hosted by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in Spencer, IA.  55 canine teams competed in the trials to maintain or receive certifications.

The certification involved searching five cars and three rooms to locate a total of four narcotic hides. The narcotics used were methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

Teams are judged by a panel of independent persons and the maximum score a team can receive is 200 points.

Sergeant De Bruin and Sonny received a score of 198.83 out of  the 200 points and placed 9th overall.



The Iowa legislature is working on a bill to address the surge in thefts of catalytic converters — easily accessible vehicle parts that are attached to exhaust systems to reduce pollution. According to the insurance industry, there was a 325 percent increase in catalytic converter thefts from the beginning of 2018 to the end of 2020. Someone who steals a catalytic converter can get something in the range of 500 dollars for it, as it contains precious metals that can be extracted once the part is melted down. The bill requires sellers to show recyclers and scrap metal dealers either a receipt showing they’ve purchased a replacement catalytic converter within the past month or the certificate for a vehicle that’s recently been junked. Recyclers and scrap metal dealers would also have to keep a confidential log of that paperwork.