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Wednesday Afternoon News, May 18th

"WOOF-STOCK"

(Le Mars) - “Woof-stock,” a celebration of kids and dogs, will return for its 8th annual run at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars on Saturday, June 11.
A preview of the celebration will begin during a “Puppy Mill” meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, June 10, in the Museum’s Music Room.
Those attending the free Puppy Mill meeting will receive special coupons that can be redeemed the next day at “Woof-stock". The hour-long meeting will include a slide show pointing out the problems of puppy mills in Iowa and the United States.

The “Woof-stock” action on Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. with a Poochi Parade around the Museum block.

The first 100 dogs walking under the decorated arch to enter “Woof-stock” will receive treat bags, compliments of Bomgaars.

 

HIT & RUN SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED

A SIOUX CITY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON MUTIPLE CHARGES AFTER A HIT AND RUN INJURY ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT AT VILLA AVENUE AND GEORGE STREET.

20 YEAR OLD VICTOR VILLARREAL IS CHARGED WITH  LEAVING THE SCENE OF A PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT, DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND WITHOUT INSURANCE, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND FAILURE TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY.

CITY POLICE SAY VILLAREAL'S COLLIDED WITH A MOTORCYCLE DRIVEN BY 42 YEAR OLD GUSTAVO MUNOZ OF SIOUX CITY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY VILLAREAL THEN FLED THE SCENE. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY TUESDAY.

MUNOZ IS HOSPITALIZED WITH SERIOUS INJURIES AT AN OMAHA HOSPITAL.

VILLAREAL IS IN CUSTODY IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $3200 BOND. HE IS ALSO WANTED ON A SEPARATE WARRANT IN NEBRASKA.

 

 

NW IOWA FARMERS TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH CORN PLANTING

All of the recent rain is making it slow going for some Iowa farmers who are trying to get their crops planted.

Only two days were suitable for field work in the past week, but statewide, about 88-percent of the corn crop is planted. Iowa State University Extension agronomist Joel DeJong monitors nine northwest Iowa counties, which are trailing the rest of the state.


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While much of the state has gotten a drenching in recent weeks, northwest Iowa is getting more than its usual share, frustrating many farmers.


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The latest U-S-D-A report shows less than half, or 43-percent, of the state’s intended soybean acreage is planted. That’s still two days ahead of normal.

 

 

 

 

   

Wednesday News, May 18th

City Of Le Mars Recipient of “Community of the Year” Award

The City of Le Mars, was the recipient of the “Community of the Year” award at the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) annual meeting of the Council of Officials and Board of Directors held on Thursday, May 12 at the Cardinal Conference Center in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

SIMPCO, the third oldest multi-state council of governments in the nation, was organized as a voluntary association of local governments in 1965 and is guided by a board of directors comprised of city and county-elected officials, representatives of the private sector and stakeholder organizations. SIMPCO collaborates with local governments in long-range strategic and comprehensive planning, community and economic development activities, transportation planning issues, and regional program management.

The City of Le Mars was recognized for continuing as a regional leader in economic and community development and numerous successful city projects.

SIMPCO’s Executive Director, Michelle Bostinelos and SIMPCO’s Economic and Community Development Planner congratulated the City of Le Mars on their outstanding achievements.

Courtesy of Christy Collins

 

Spencer, Iowa Man Catches Fish Worth Hundreds Of Dollars

A Spencer, Iowa man caught a fish in the middle of the night that was worth hundreds of dollars.

Ten "tagged" fish had been released into the Iowa Great Lakes for the annual "Walleye Weekend" fishing tournament back on May 7th and 8th.

The 34-thousand dollars in prize money went unclaimed because no one caught any of the tagged walleye during the tournament -- but a fisherman caught one this past weekend.

Steve Quail of Spencer caught one of the prize fish Sunday night, around 11:30 p.m.

Jeff Thee of the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce says Quail gets a cut of the top prize:

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Walleye are abundant in Iowa lakes and rivers, but can be difficult to catch.

The walleye fishing season in Iowa runs from the first Saturday in May through February 14th.

 

I-29 NEBRASKA ST. EXIT TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE

DRIVERS LOOKING TO GET TO THE DOWNTOWN SIOUX CITY AREA OFF OF INTERSTATE 29 ARE LOSING AN EXIT THEY’VE BEEN USING FOR DECADES.

THE SOUTHBOUND I-29 EXIT ONTO NEBRASKA STREET WILL BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED NEXT MONDAY AT 8AM.

MOTORISTS WILL HAVE TO USE EITHER EXIT 147 AT FLOYD BOULEVARD OR EXIT 149 AT HAMILTON BOULEVARD WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW INTERSTATE EXIT AT VIRGINIA STREET IS UNDERWAY.

 

Mouw Sentenced To Prison In Drug Related Death

A Sioux City teenager has been sentenced to prison in the 2015 drug related death of a Sioux City high school student.

18 year old Rose Mouw pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and delivery of a controlled substance.

As part of the plea agreement, Mouw was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Mouw admitted to selling synthetic marijuana to Austin McCloud, who was a senior at West High School.

He died in April of 2015 after smoking the drug, which is also known as K-2.

 

 


   

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