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KLEM News for Saturday, January 14, 2023


An Iowa legislator from Le Mars shared some ideas of what his committees will be working on at the state house this session.  Rep. Tom Jeneary is the chairman of the Natural Resources committee.

On the Veterans Committee, Rep Jeneary has his own ideas about the use of state facilities.

Jeneary is a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.  One of issues he wants to address there is welfare reform.



The Traveling trunk show program comes to Remsen today.  The Luxembourg Heritage Society meets at the Remsen Public Library this morning at 9-30.  Remsen native Elaine Homan will be spotlighted during a special Plymouth County Historical Museum traveling trunk show. Administrator of the Plymouth County Historical Museum, Judy Bowman, and vice-president of the Museum’s board, Judy Stokesberry, will present the program, which concentrates on the Plymouth County homefront during WWII. Music, photos, and artifacts of the time will accompany the presentation. Both Bowman and Stokesberry are members of the Luxembourg Heritage Society. Stokesberry will portray Lt. Homan, and Bowman will re-enact Dickey Chapelle of Wisconsin, the first U.S. woman photojournalist killed in action.  The public, whether or not of Luxembourgish descent, is invited to both the meeting and the trunk show.



The Sioux County Sheriffs Office has introduced their newest K9 Rocky, a one-year-old German Shorthair Pointer from the Netherlands.  K9 Rocky was purchased from I-80 K9 in Atlantic, Iowa, and is trained in narcotic, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin detection. Deputy Agustin Martinez will be his handler and the duo spent the last 10 days in Atlantic training forming a close bond becoming certified.  Although Rocky is already drug certified, he will begin his training for tracking this spring.



The F-B-I says it is continuing the investigation of alleged voter fraud by the wife of Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor. Kim Taylor was arrested and charged Thursday with 52 counts of alleged voter fraud in the 2020 primary and general elections. Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill says he became aware of an issue when a local voter who was an Iowa State University student contacted him about his name being used on a ballot.

The brother of that student also reported his name was used on an absentee ballot. Gill contacted the Secretary of State, and was advised to call the F-B-I. Gill says two of his staff members alerted him to several write-in ballots from the 2020 primary that had been cast, but didn’t look right.

Gill says Jeremy Taylor’s name was the name on all the ballots in question.

Gill says the F-B-I asked to see all the ballots, and then started their investigation. He says the election safeguards in place to validate ballots and identify voters works — and led to the charges in the case. Jeremy Taylor has not released a statement about the allegations.



A trial date has been set for a Galva, Iowa man charged with first degree murder in the death of his brother last November 13th.  26 year old Jesus Diaz will stand trial on October 10th in Ida County District Court. Authorities allege that Jesus Diaz became involved in a physical altercation with his brother Eduardo Diaz outside of Jesus’s residence in Galva. Court documents state that Jesus Diaz allegedly stabbed Eduardo multiple times in his chest and abdomen, and then punched and kicked him. A pre-trial hearing in the case is set for September 18th.