Wednesday News, August 26
Supervisors Hear Proposal Regarding Drainage District
(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Supervisors heard a proposal this morning dealing with a drainage district near Akron. Supervisor chairman Jim Henrich explains the proposal.
Grassley To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Le Mars
(Le Mars) -- U-S Senator Chuck Grassley is scheduled to make an appearance in Le Mars this afternoon. Grassley, a republican will hold a town hall meeting beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the lower level conference room at Floyd Valley Hospital. Prior to the town hall meeting, Grassley will award two medals to two Plymouth County World War II veterans.
Fiorina To Campaign In Le Mars
(Le Mars) -- Former C-E-O of Hewitt-Packard computer company, and now a republican presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina will stop in Le Mars on Thursday morning as part of her Iowa campaign. Fiorina will be at the Blue Bunny ice cream parlor beginning at 10:00 a.m.
City Sets Fall Clean Up Dates
(Le Mars) -- The city of Le Mars has scheduled the dates for the fall clean-up. The week of September 14th through September 19th will be the time period that the city is declaring an amnesty from the Landfill Disposal Cost, therefore, up to 1,000 pounds per household of “throw away” material delivered to the Landfill will be paid by the City of Le Mars and not billed to the household. The City will not be picking up the items at curb side. Only residential properties can participate, not commercial or industrial. Each Residential Household must make their own arrangements for hauling waste to the Plymouth County Landfill during this Amnesty period. Items that can be disposed include: furniture, construction and destruction items including wooden items such as fence posts, scrap lumber, windows, doors, cabinets, sinks and toilets. Metal items that can be thrown away would include bikes, mowers, metal posts, wire, swings, gutters, bed springs and bed frames. Items not included in the amnesty program would include household garbage, tires, and any hazardous waste.
Rock Valley Man Sentenced For Burglary And Theft Of School
(Orange City) -- A Rock Valley man has been convicted and sentenced for burglary and theft from Trinity High School of Hull. 26 year old Matthew Kraayenbrink was sentenced in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Burglary in the Third Degree, and Theft in the Third Degree, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. The case arose in February 2015, when Trinity Christian High School reported to police that they had been experiencing ongoing thefts. Two deputies, investigating the burglaries after-hours, heard two loud bang noises and later heard two male voices whispering inside the school. The two males eventually began running out of the school. When a deputy ordered the two to stop Kraayenbrink continued running, exited the school, and entered his vehicle. Deputies observed the license plate and radioed the number as the vehicle squealed its tires to flee. Kraayenbrink was soon detained by a patrol vehicle.
Because Kraayenbrink previously pled guilty in 2007 to burglary in connection with multiple thefts at Western Christian High School, the State asked that the Court impose a felony conviction on the burglary and 30 days jail on the theft. Upon Kraayenbrink’s request, the Court granted a deferred judgment and two years’ probation on the burglary and imposed 30 days jail on the theft, and also ordered Kraayenbrink to pay restitution.
Sioux City Woman Arrested On Outstanding Warrant
(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County authorities arrested a 38 year old Sioux City woman on Saturday morning on a warrant for failure to appear. Amy Bock was originally arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, OWI - second offense, and for possession of a controlled substance. Bock was arrested in Woodbury County and transported to the Plymouth County jail where she has a $10,000 bond.
Authorities Investigate Death Of Mapleton Woman
MAPLETON, Iowa (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman found unresponsive in western Iowa.
Mapleton police say 53-year-old Brenda Dailey was found Monday morning inside a residence after officers received an emergency call about an unresponsive woman.
Dailey was airlifted to a Sioux City hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police are working with the state Division of Criminal Investigation. Additional information about the case has not been released, though authorities say they don't believe the public is in danger.
The results of an autopsy performed on Tuesday are not available.
Iowa State University Will Not Offer Poultry Classes From Farm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm.
Instead professors will rely on videos to teach the students about poultry nutrition, reproduction, anatomy and physiology.
The Department of Animal Science is minimizing traffic to the poultry farm on 11 acres three miles south of the main campus in Ames out of concern the bird flu virus may return with wild bird migration this fall.
Six courses are typically taught in a year at the farm.
Susan Lamont, the animal science professor in charge of genetics research says the some unique chicken genetic lines go back 90 years and Iowa State is the world's sole source.