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Polling Places Announced

County Auditor, Stacey Feldman says polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for LeMars and those within the LeMars community school district which includes Merrill, Craig, Brunsville and Struble.  All other school district elections will take place between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. 

LeMars school district will cast their votes at the LeMars Convention Center, while Merrill will vote at the new Kissinger Center, (the former Kissinger school). 

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Remsen will cast their ballots at the Remsen Public Library, Hinton will vote at the Hinton Community Center, Kingsley will vote at the  Kingsley Community Center and both Akron and Westfield will vote at the Akron Public Library.

Besides the candidates, all Plymouth County voters will decide whether to continue a ten-year levy for Western Iowa Technical Community College.

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LeMars is the only district within the county with a contested race.  LeMars voters will also be deciding on the Instructional Support Levy.

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Feldman says if a voter is not yet registered, they can still register on-site at the polls.

 

(LeMars) -- Wednesday is the deadline for people living along Central Avenue between 2nd and 9th Streets to notify the Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club if they wish to participate in the "Dafodils Project". Frank Summerside, the vice president for the local garden club reminds people the dafodils are free and another benefit is that they grow back year after year.   Summerside says dafodils are easy to grow, and they bloom in late April to early May.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Those wanting to know if they are genetically predisposed to developing some types of breast cancercan get a free screening later this month.  St. Luke's Regional Medical Center will provide screening for the mutated BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes on Sept. 19 at the "Architecture for Living" seminar in Sioux City. The test requires a simple rinse of the mouth. 

Dr. Rebecca Rose with St. Luke's says abnormal BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are responsible for only about one in 10 breast cancers. But she says a person who has such an abnormality has an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer by age 70.  Those wishing to undergo testing should register at www.stlukes.org/ClassesEvents.

 

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison on federal weapons charges, including possession of a machine gun. Fifty-five-year-old Terry Hunter was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. He pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of an explosive and two charges related to his possession of a machine gun.  Hunter was released on bond and is to surrender to the U.S. Marshal at a date to be determined later.

 SPENCER, Iowa (AP) - Two people have died and three others have been injured in a collision on the east side of Spencer.  The Clay County sheriff's office reports that an eastbound truck driven by 61-year-old Joseph Bonstetter, of West Bend, failed to stop at a stop sign Saturday afternoon and
collided with a southbound car driven by 50-year-old Denise Boeve of Hartley.
Bonstetter died at a Spencer hospital. Boeve and two passengers were taken to hospitals. Another passenger in Boeve's car, whom authorities identified as 78-year-old Yvonne Huls
of Boyden, died at the scene.
    
 (Storm Lake) --  A Storm Lake man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm.  Benjamin Mendez, Jr., age 29, of Storm Lake, Iowa, received his prison term after a guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm.   Mendez, Jr., has a long criminal history including three felony offenses: (1) Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver in Buena Vista County, Iowa  (2) Burglary in the 3rd Degree in Buena Vista County, Iowa on (3) Burglary in the 3rd Degree in Buena Vista County, Iowa on  He also has a history of violence including an aggravated misdemeanor conviction for Assault With A Weapon in Buena Vista County, Iowa.  Each of the felony convictions precluded Mendez from lawfully possessing any firearms or ammunition.  Mendez was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett.  https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.   

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