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News for Saturday, October 29

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OCTOBERFEST

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday is the annual Octoberfest, a Remsen tradition.  Curtis with Octoberfest describes what happens today in Remsen.

There’s more activity Saturdayl…

Sunday events include a mass at St Mary’s, featuring a choir concert.  There’s also the all you can eat meal at St Mary’s cafeteria, from one to 7-30 pm.

 

VEHICLE PURSUIT 1

A Le Mars man was arrested Thursday after a pursuit.  The Plymouth County Sheriffs Department reports that a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop for an equipment violation and an expired registration.  The driver, 24 year old Nicolas Benigno would not stop, and led officers on a pursuit.  Deputies deployed stop sticks to disable the vehicle.  Benigno was arrested, and charged with felony eluding, interference, driving under suspension, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a controlled substance, and several traffic violations.

 

VEHICLE PURSUIT 2

Sioux County authorities arrested an Orange City teenager Thursday.  The arrest of 19 year old Camdyn Wilson took place after an incident early Monday.  That day a deputy met a pickup on US 75 southwest of Hull that was losing its cargo.  But when the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, Wilson began driving on the wrong side of the road, drove into Hull, turned off the lights, and refused to stop.  Wilson jumped out of the moving vehicle, an tried to flee on foot.  He could not be found after leaving the pickup.  Deputies determined the vehicle had been stolen from Sioux Center.  Officers received a tip of a cell phone found in the backyard of a residence near where Wilson fled the pickup.  Wilson was later arrested and charged with first degree theft, eluding, interference, and several traffic violations.  The sheriff’s office was assisted by Orange City Police Department, Sioux Center Police Department and Rock Valley Police Department.

 

RECYCLE WATER

 Iowa State University engineers have received a three million dollar grant from the E-P-A for research to help small rural communities  reclaim wastewater and rainwater for other purposes like irrigation, firefighting and drinking. Project leader Kaoru (KAH-oh-roo) Ikuma (ee-KOO-muh) says rural small communities often struggle to find more than one type of water that they can use if something goes wron.  She’ll work with researchers from the University of Rhode Island and University of California-Berkeley the next four years.

 

MULTIGOLF PARK

A first-in-the-nation style of golf course is planned to open next summer in central Iowa. The Des Moines suburb of Grimes will build what’s being called a MultiGolf Park.  The course will include foot golf, where you kick a soccer ball into a hole; park golf played with a wiffle ball and traditional club; and there’s disc golf where you toss a plastic disc into a chain basket. The only other MultiGolf Park in America opened in Texas earlier this year and it’s a nine-holer, so Grimes leaders hope the new 18-hole, 14-acre facility will quickly become a destination. .