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KLEM News Update July 4, 2010

Apartment fire reported in Le Mars

(LE MARS)--Le Mars Firefighters responded to smoke and a fire in southeast Le Mars this (Sunday) morning.

The fire about 5:30 this morning was reported in one apartment at the Royal Park Apartments  at 1111 Second Ave Southeast, formerly Bonebrake Hall.

Preliminary reports indicate the fire was minor. Fire fighters ventilated smoke. Le Mars Police, Ambulance and the Plymouth County Sheriff's office also responded.

 

"The Noteables" sounds return

(LE MARS)--Popular performers return to produce musical sounds that are "The Noteables" at a public concert tonight (Sunday) in Le Mars.

"The Noteables" director, Joe Brice, told KLEM Director of Sales Dave Grosenheider that musical selections range from slow to fast, swing and vocals.

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The All-School Reunion Concert is at 7:30 tonight (Sunday) at Foster Park and is open to the public. The rain location is Carey Gymnasium.  The concert is followed by the city of Le Mars SKYSHOW at 10 p.m. at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The fireworks rain date is Monday, July 5, 2010.

College search process set for Northwestern College

(ORANGE CITY)--A jump-start on the college search process will be offered at Northwestern College next month.

The Orange City private school is part of Iowa Private College Week August 2-6.

Northwestern will offer tours and information sessions at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. during Iowa Private College Week.

Visitors may meet with current Northwestern students as well as faculty and staff to get answers to their questions about college life.

Two students who take part in Iowa Private College week and enroll at Northwestern will be given $500 bookstore vouchers.

Woodbury Central grad dies in helicopter crash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The family of an Air Force pilot from Iowa says the 31-year-old is dead after suffering injuries from a helicopter crash last month in Afghanistan.

According to a family blog, David Wisniewski died Friday evening at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central in Moville.

His father Chet Wisniewski, of Iowa City, says his son was piloting an Air Force Black Hawk helicopter when it went down on June 9. The younger Wisniewski was serving his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan.

His father says his son was engaged and lived in Las Vegas. He was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada

Funeral services are pending.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Ho-Chunk games played July 11

(SIOUX CITY)--Traditional Ho-Chunk Games will be played at the Betty Strong Encounter Center next Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Sioux City.

Enrolled members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will lead the games with performances that include traditional music that accompanies games of skill and chance.

The Lewis and Clark Journals describe and illustrate a number of games played by Native people the explorers encountered on their journey.

The games will be played next Sunday beginning at 2 p-m. People of all ages are invited to participate.
Police offer few details on remains found at home

Dana College students sought by schools


BLAIR, Neb. (AP) Schools across the country continue to step up to help Dana College students left in limbo following the school's decision this week to close.

Officials at the 126-year-old private college say there are written agreements with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, to take in their nearly 650 students.

But more than 55 schools elsewhere in Nebraska and Iowa, as well as in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia and Washington have volunteered to help.

The college announced its impending closure late Wednesday, citing the Higher Learning Commission's refusal to back its sale to a group of investors.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Remains could be those of missing child

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) Investigators believe the human remains found on the Dubuque property where a woman charged in connection with the disappearance of a 20-month-old girl lived are of a small child.

Police have offered few details on the remains found in Tamelia Harris' backyard.

She's been charged with felony neglect or abandonment of a dependent person after allegedly giving false information about the whereabouts of Cecilia Denise Harris.

Cecilia was last seen about a month ago.

Authorities allege 32-year-old Tamelia Harris told investigators she sent the girl to live with her grandmother in North Carolina. The grandmother later told police she hadn't seen the child.

Harris later said she sent the girl to live with a friend in Davenport.

She's in custody at Dubuque County Jail and couldn't be reached for comment.

2 bodies found at Cedar Rapids apartment

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Police say foul play isn't suspected in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a Cedar Rapids apartment building.

Police Sgt. Cristy Hamblin says there were no signs of physical violence or harm.

She says autopsies will be conducted, but results of toxicology tests won't be available for weeks.

Authorities responded to the building just before 9 a.m. Friday.

Police have not released the names or genders of the victims. But neighbors and family members say the deceased were a 43-year-old woman and her boyfriend.

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Lawyers for Rubashkin file appeal

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Attorneys for a former vice president of an Iowa kosher meatpacking plant have appealed his conviction and sentence on financial fraud charges.

Attorneys for Sholom Rubashkin filed their appeal Friday with the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.

Rubashkin was found guilty last fall on 86 federal financial fraud charges. He was sentenced last month to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay $27 million in restitution.

His attorney, Guy Cook, says evidence not related to the charges was allowed at trial and that the sentence is unjust and amounts to a life sentence for the 51-year-old Rubashkin.

Rubashkin was indicted following a 2008 raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville where 389 illegal immigrants were detained.


Iowa's state parks show signs of budget cuts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says state parks won't be as maintained as years past.

Iowa's state parks are showing the effects of two years of state budget cuts.

The issues are mostly minor. They include broken doors at restrooms, longer grass and litter on beaches.

Kevin Szcodronski is the head of Iowa's state parks. He says one of the big issues is keeping up with maintenance.

This summer crews are budgeted to work 90,000 hours. That's down from about 140,000 in 2008.

Some longtime campers, including Ruth Krutsinger, have taken notice.

For three decades, she's been to Red Haw State Park. She says there are fewer services available, like concessions or lifeguards.


Des Moines police patrol for illegal fireworks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Authorities in Des Moines say they won't tolerate illegal fireworks in the city.

Des Moines police say a group of officers will be dedicated to keeping citizens in check and writing citations.

According to Des Moines city ordinance it's illegal to manufacture, possess, use or sell most types of fireworks within city limits.

Those don't include fireworks or snakes.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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