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KLEM News PM Update June 7, 2010

(CHEROKEE)--Five men are accused of taking hundreds of hogs from confinement buildings in rural Cherokee County over the last 10 months.

According to written information from the sheriff's office, the hogs were sold at area sale barns for more than 12-thousand dollars.

Those charged are 18-year-old John Michael Zimmer of Marcus; 18-year-old William Tyler Hanson of Marcus; 18-year-old Steven Wayne Gleiser of rural Marcus; 18-year-old Tyler John Brady of rural Remsen; and 24-year-old Andrew William Meyer of rural Marcus.

All five are charged with the felonies of money laundering and ongoing criminal conduct.

Brady is charged with theft in the first degree which involves property valued at more than 10-thousand dollars while the other four, Zimmer, Hanson, Gleiser and Meyer, are each charged with theft in the second degree.

The sheriff's office seized pickup trucks from Zimmer and Meyer with a request by law enforcement to the court to take them from their owners as a forfeiture.

All of the men were booked into the Cherokee County Jail.

(LE MARS)--A 162-foot tall structure in southwest Le Mars does more than improve water pressure.

City administrator Scott Langel says five firms lease space on the city's one-million gallon elevated water tower.

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Water tower space leases pump annual revenue of 52-thousand dollars into the water fund.

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Questions about potential icing weight and antenna tower height were asked by council members when a supplemental agreement with Telecorp Communications--AT and T, was considered last week.

The Council approved changes to the lease that allow diagonal bracing from the top of the tower's dome to the 15 foot ring where antennas are attached.

The change, according to Langel, was made to maintain Telecorp's lease and was not adding antennas to the tower. The approval on a motion by council members Ken Nelson and Rex Knapp was subject to clarification of insurance. Council member John Leonard noted the insurance schedule for the tower tenant was on an occurrence rather than a claims made basis. That's to be reviewed by the city's tower consultant.

 (LE MARS)--Recycletronics loaded three 26-foot trucks with electronics for recycling during a three-day collection in Le Mars.

The City of Le Mars hosted the Sioux City business as part of Spring Cleanup Days last week. The general public brought items items to the back parking lot of city hall.

Aaron Rochester of Recycletronics says it was the most successful community the business has been in so far. In his words, "It was a great event; far beyond our expectations." He says people knew they could take the items to the landfill, but wanted to recycle.

Computer monitors, microwaves and televisions topped the list of items brought for recycling. Rochester says the collection crews see a lot of items from basements, including old black and white televisions and stereo equipment.

Rochester will provide details of the collection to city of Le Mars staff this week.


(LE MARS)--Recycletronics loaded three 26-foot trucks with electronics for recycling during a three-day collection in Le Mars.

The City of Le Mars hosted the Sioux City business as part of Spring Cleanup Days last week. The general public brought items items to the back parking lot of city hall.

Aaron Rochester of Recycletronics says it was the most successful community the business has been in so far. In his words, "It was a great event; far beyond our expectations." He says people knew they could take the items to the landfill, but wanted to recycle.

Computer monitors, microwaves and televisions topped the list of items brought for recycling. Rochester says the collection crews see a lot of items from basements, including old black and white televisions and stereo equipment.

Rochester will provide details of the collection to city of Le Mars staff this week.

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says work has been completed on a paved hiking and biking trail along Lake Yankton.

Lake manager Gary Ledbetter says the trail has been planned for about five years. He says the 6,400-foot asphalt trail gives walkers, runners and bicyclists a safer route along the lake.

Ledbetter says the new path will eventually become part of a larger network of area trails.

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

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Authorities say part of Interstate 35 was closed for several hours today in West Des Moines after a four-vehicle crash that left one motorcyclist dead.

Lt. Jeff Miller says the accident happened about 2 p.m. yesterday when a group of motorcyclists was going onto the southbound lanes of I-35 from a ramp. Two of the motorcyclists were involved in a collision with a semitrailer and a car.

Miller identified the deceased motorcyclist today as Joel Hess of Des Moines. The motorcyclist who was injured is Bill Hyde of Des Moines.

Miller says Hyde and Hess were entering the southbound lane when Hyde hit the car. Hess, who was behind Hyde, tried to avoid the collision by laying down his motorcycle. Hess was thrown from his motorcycle and hit by the semitrailer.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Federal authorities say a 12-year-old Iowa girl missing since Friday has been found safe in Florida.

The FBI says the child, from Muscatine, was found Sunday afternoon in a Jacksonville, Fla., residence with a 35-year-old Jacksonville man.

FBI spokesman Weysan Dun said in a news release Sunday night that the man was arrested and is being held in Florida, but has not been charged in the girl's disappearance. Additional details on what he was arrested for were not immediately available.

The Muscatine Journal says the child, a seventh-grader, was last seen at 3:30 p.m. Friday at her middle school. The newspaper reported her parents suspected she left with someone or planned to meet with someone she had met online.


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Authorities say a fire has destroyed an antique store in the unincorporated community of Booneville near West Des Moines.

The fire was reported last night at Booneville Antiques. Firefighters from five cities had to truck in water to save homes as the 80-year-old building burned to the ground.

Waukee Fire Chief Clint Robinson says the area has no hydrants and Booneville has no municipal water supply.

Robinson says at one point, the water supply was so limited that crews were forced to just spray a nearby house to keep it from igniting. He says there wasn't enough water to douse both it and the antique store.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa City police are seeking the driver of a car who hit and injured a woman using a motorized wheelchair.

Police say the woman was injured last night as she was trying to get out of her wheelchair and into her van.

Sgt. Brian Krei says the woman was next to her van when saw the car approach. She moved to get out of the way but was hit by the car, which drove away.

The woman suffered a leg injury and was taken to University Hospitals. Her name was not immediately released.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Officials have planned a groundbreaking ceremony this morning for the the new approximately 113,000-square foot Armed Forces Reserve Center in Cedar Rapids.

The center will include a 9,000-square foot assembly hall, kitchen, classrooms, weapons simulation facility and fitness facility. It will also have an approximately 60,000-sqare foot field maintenance shop with a small arms repair facility and parking for dozens of vehicles.

The project will cost approximately $38 million, which is coming from the federal government.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2011.

Iowa Army National Guard officials say several units will be relocated to the new facility.

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

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KLEM News AM Update June 7, 2010

(SIOUX CITY)--Concrete patching work will restrict traffic to one lane on Highway 75 from just south of Le Mars to just north of Sioux City, starting today.

Dean Herbst of the Iowa Department of Transportation in Sioux City says the speed limit in the work area on Highway 75 will be reduced to 55 miles an hour.

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Herbst says the reduced lane will not be in effect overnight. 

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The work by Gus Construction will cost about 300-thousand dollars. Crack filling was completed in the first two weeks of April by the Casey firm. The project is expected to be completed by July 16th, weather permitting.

(DES MOINES)--Ice Cream Days--The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored summer celebration--is an Iowa Road trip choice for the Sunday Des Moines Register.

The June 6th publication lists Ice Cream Days June 16-19th in the Iowa Life section of "Ways to See the State This Month."

A Le Mars restaurant business, Archie's Waeside,  is featured in part of the "While you're in the area--Good Eats section.

(LE MARS)--A Le Mars group focused on young people is honoring a law enforcement officer.

The Optimist Club of Le Mars presented Le Mars Police Senior Officer Jay King with the Optimist "Respect for Law" honor. The presentation was part of a family picnic at West Floyd Park for Optimist members and City of Le Mars Police.

Each year the Optimists select an officer to honor for distinguished and dedicated service advancing the respect for law.

King is the Le Mars Police Department D.A.R.E. officer at Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community Schools and will mark 22 years of service to the city of Le Mars on July 1st.

King has completed specialized training in Crimes Against Children, sex crimes and financial crime investigations. He was a Remsen Police Officer prior to joining the Le Mars Department.  

Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids." Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.  The Optimist Club of Le Mars has many community projects for youth. They include the "Just Say No" program of drug, tobacco and alcohol-free activities.

(LE MARS)--Jolynn Goodchild is a candidate for re-election to the Recorder's office for Plymouth County. Goodchild has worked in the recorder's office for 12 years. She says adapting to change is part of the challenges of the job.

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Goodchild says the recorder's office serves many public functions.

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Goodchild is unopposed in her re-election bid for Plymouth County Recorder in the Republican primary Tuesday. (News report by Dave Ruden)

 ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) Businesses in downtown Elk Point are trying to make the best of a complete overhaul of Main Street.

City Administrator Dawn Glover says many proprietors along the town's main stretch are probably feeling the pinch from the renovation. But she says it has been in the works for some time and is badly needed.

The construction is part of a three-phase renovation of downtown, with streets and sewers being replaced.

Elk Point is footing $1.9 million for the project.

Barb Wurtz, owner of Pioneer Drug and Edgar's Ice Cream Shop, says pharmacy customers are continuing to get their prescriptions but they're having to come in through the back door.

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

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed a report of a tornado in eastern Iowa on late Saturday evening.

Officials say a tornado struck Maquoketa on Saturday evening around 7:40 p.m. It traveled just over 2 miles before dissipating.

Another tornado was reported near Goose Lake in Clinton County.

Authorities say buildings were damaged in both areas, including an elementary school and several mobile homes.

Tornadoes and storms tore through portions of the Midwest late Saturday. At least five people died in Ohio. Dozens of injuries and damaged buildings were also reported in Michigan and Illinois.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) With seven Republicans seeking the 3rd Congressional District nomination in Tuesday's primary election, it could be a while before voters know which GOP candidate will face Democratic incumbent Leonard Boswell in the fall.

That's because unless a candidate receives at least 35 percent of the vote, a party must choose a nominee at a convention.

The Republican candidates are Jim Gibbons, Brad Zaun, Dave Funk, Scott Batcher, Pat Bertroche, Mark Rees and Jason Welch.

If no candidate reaches the 35 percent threshold, a nominee will be selected at a congressional district convention that will be called by Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn.

Iowa's 3rd district covers 12 counties in central, southern and eastern Iowa. It includes Des Moines.

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) Police in Iowa City say at least four people have been cited for violating the city's new ordinance that limits entry to bars to those ages 21 and over after 10 p.m.

The law went into effect on June 1. Previously, people 19 and older were allowed in Iowa City bars at night.

Authorities say they're foregoing any grace period to warn offenders.

Four people have been cited and fined $735 for violating the ordinance since it went into effect. Most of the violators were 20 years old.

Some city and University of Iowa officials say setting the minimum bar entry age at 21 would help combat what they called a culture of binge drinking, particularly by college students.

But a group of university students has been collecting signatures in hopes of repealing the law.


(Copyright 2010 by Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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