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KLEM News Update June 6, 2010

(HINTON)--Hinton School is expanding preschool options beginning this fall.

The four-year-old preschool plans were announced by principal Jane Krehbiel (kre-bel). Krehbiel says as a result of qualifying for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program, the Hinton District will continue to offer quality preschool and daycare are for three and four-year-olds at the Little Hawks Center. An additional session of preschool only for four-years-olds will be offered in the afternoon.

Cost of the afternoon only program is 30 dollars per week.

Beginning in September, the sixteen four-year-old children enrolled in Little Hawks will attend a morning session of preschool taught by a certified early childhood teacher.

Parents who wish to have their child attend preschool only may register for the 1-3:15 afternoon session by contacting the school.

(REMSEN)--Water conservation is requested in Remsen this week.

Remsen Municipal Utilities will continue with the water tower cleaning project tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Remsen water customers will experience low water pressure throughout the three days.

Customers are asked to conserve water, refrain from lawn watering and any excessive water use

(DES MOINES)--A Sioux City building known for its Prairie School of Design architecture is being recognized by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

The Adaptive Reuse awards include the Williges Building in Sioux City.

The three-story downtown Sioux City building was designed by William Steele. When the business closed, its origins as a fur shop designed by Steele in 1930 had evolved to a women's apparel store. There were plans by Security National Bank to demolish the structure.

The building was purchased by Bart Connelly, renovated and a portion is now leased to a law firm.

(SPENCER)--Road construction is limiting lanes on Highway 18 in Spencer.

According to Roger Vigdal of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Highway 18 will be reduced to one lane in both directions between 8th Street and 17th Street. In addition, a 12-foot lane width limit is in place

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll shows Terry Branstad with a commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

The poll, published Saturday night in a copyright story on the Register's website, shows that 57 percent of likely Republican voters say they expect to vote for Branstad. Sioux City business consultant Bob Vander Plaats has the support of 29 percent and Carroll Rep. Rod Roberts has 8 percent.

The three Republicans will compete in Tuesday's primary, with the winner facing Democratic Gov. Chet Culver.

The telephone poll was conducted Tuesday through Thursday by Selzer Co. of 501 likely primary voters. It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A 52-year-old homeless man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a man on an Iowa City street.

Raymond Lee Spears was charged Friday in connection with Tuesday's stabbing.

Iowa City police say he has no known address. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

Police say the victim called for help late Tuesday, saying he'd been stabbed but didn't know where he was.

Dispatchers used his cell phone signal to track the man. He was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital, where he's being treated for multiple stab wounds.

Police say the victim has positively identified Spears as his attacker.


DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) An eastern Iowa woman has pleaded guilty to homicide by motor vehicle in the death of an Illinois woman last October.

Lisa Ann Smith of LeClaire pleaded guilty Friday, just before a trial was set to begin Monday. She also pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The 44-year-old Smith was arrested after the Jeep she was driving crossed the center line on U.S. Highway 67 and hit a car driven by 39-year-old Samantha Martin of East Moline. Martin died in the crash.

Smith's bond was revoked and she was taken to jail.

She will sentenced July 22.


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Two Iowa football players have been arrested after a fight at an Iowa City bar.

Sophomore running back Jewel Hampton and junior cornerback Jordan Bernstine are both charged with public intoxication.

Hampton, who's 20, was also cited for presence in a licensed liquor establishment after hours. Bernstine is 21.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the pair have attorneys.

Police Lt. Bill Campbell says it appears that Hampton was involved in several fights at Vito's Bar early Saturday. He says Bernstine interfered with officers as they tried to arrest Hampton.

Football coach Kirk Ferentz says he's aware of the incident. He says he won't have any further comment until he has all the facts. And he says the incident will be handled internally.


MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) A Mason City woman is accusing a U.S. Census worker of trying to push his way into her home last month.

Dana Peterson says the man pushed her and swore at her during the May 20 incident.

She's filed a complaint with the Cerro Gordo Sheriff's Department. No charges have been filed.

The worker says he denies ``all charges.'' And he says he hasn't been disciplined by the Census Bureau.

He is not being named because he hasn't been charged.


(Copyright 2010 by Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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