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KLEM News AM Update May 24, 2010

(LE MARS)--A priest in the Sioux City Diocese recommended the Gehlen Catholic class of 2010 to be thankful for anything they have ever received from anyone. Giving the commencement address at Gehlen Catholic, Reverend Richard Ries talked of times he was thankful in his life and urged students to send a note of thanks.

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During commencement Sunday Le Mars Community senior Rebecca Ahlers challenged her classmates to make their individual impact something that will stand out for generations to come.

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In her student address senior Kaitlin Lassen spoke of the satisfaction she had received from her faith and expressed her desire that her classmates have the same satisfaction.

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Both commencement ceremonies were broadcast on KLEM 1410 Radio. See the pictures by Dave Ruden on the Home Page.

(LE MARS)--Fees for the next school year will be considered by the Le Mars Community School Board of Education tonight.

The agenda for the board's meeting includes the fees, substitute teacher pay, and a contract for maintenance and custodial work.

The board is scheduled to close a portion of the meeting to the public for a hearing to suspend or expel a student. The board is expected to take action on the superintendent's recommendation for the student in open session.

The public meeting is at the Education Service Center beginning at 7:30 tonight.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
You are hereby notified that the Board of Education of the LeMars Community School District will meet on May 24, 2010, 7:30 p.m. in the Education Service Center, 940 Lincoln St. SW, LeMars, Iowa.  Agenda is as follows:

1.  Call to Order

2.  HS Driveway Reconstruction Hearing and Bid Opening

3.  Approval of Minutes (May 10 - Regular Meeting & May 10 – Special Meeting)

4.  Consent Grouping (Claims and Accounts)

5.  Reports and Information (Unscheduled Audience; Adult Education Report; IASB School Law Conference; Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament; IASB Human Resources Conference; IASB District Meeting)

6.  Action Items (Resignations; Contracts; Classification Changes for 2010-11; Audit Proposal; 2010-11 School Fees; 2010-11 Substitute Teacher Pay; Open Enrollment)

7.  Other Business

8.  Unfinished Business

9.  Closed Session
     The Board of Education will enter into a closed session to discuss whether to conduct a
     hearing to suspend or expel a student according to Iowa Code 21.5(e).  The Board will
     return to open session to act on the Superintendent’s recommendation.

10. Adjournment

Negotiation Session
The Board of Education will conduct a contract negotiation session with Superintendent, Dr. Todd Wendt immediately following the regular meeting.  The contract negotiation session is exempt from the Iowa Open Meetings Law.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING JUNE 14, 2010, 7:30 PM
                                                           

LeMars Community School District           

                                                                        940 Lincoln St. SW

                                                                        LeMars, Iowa   51031
                                                                        (712) 546-4155
                                                                        BY:  Lisa Boehm, Secretary, Board of Education

 Source: Le Mars Community School District web site



LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The city of Norfolk has received a $505,000 federal grant to help one of its newest businesses, Milk Specialties Company.

The Illinois-based company will use most of the money to purchase the former Protient Products facility, which it has been leasing. The company has hired 22 employees, many of whom previously worked for Protient.

The company expects to create 15 additional full-time positions.

The total cost of the project is more than $10 million.

The food-solutions unit of Milk Specialties that the Norfolk facility is a part of produces customized protein ingredients used in sports nutrition, and food and drinks for weight loss.

Copyright by Associated Press 2010. All rights reserved)

UNDATED (AP) Iowa farmers enjoyed one of their best years in 2008, thanks to soaring corn and soybean prices.

Now, many growers are getting a second shot of cash for that year's crops in the form of federal disaster payments even if they had minimal revenue losses.

Some farmers are getting as much as $100,000 each.

The total statewide, $163 million, is more than twice that of any other state so far.

Federal officials say the state's total could top $300 million, which would be twice as much farm disaster aid as Iowa has received in the past 15 years combined.

Experts say that because of quirks in how the payments are calculated, some of the income losses that the disaster aid is supposed to cover existed largely on paper.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) A 24-year-old Bettendorf woman has died after a car crash in Davenport that authorities say was likely fog-related.

Abby Lynn Vermeire was a passenger in a car driven by her fiance early Saturday when they were struck by a semitrailer on Interstate 80. Her fiance was hospitalized in fair condition.

The truck's driver has been charged with making an unsafe turn. He wasn't injured.

The accident was the first of two fatal crashes in Davenport over the weekend.

Davenport police say 37-year-old Donna Mitchell and her two daughters, 13-year-old Kourtni and 11-year-old Susan, died Saturday.

They were involved in a two-vehicle crash that left five other people injured.

The causes of the crashes are under investigation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) About six years after work began, crews in Des Moines are nearing completion of a roughly $70 million transformation of the banks of the Des Moines River.

Work on the Principal Riverwalk began in 2004. The city has opened an outdoor ice skating rink, turned a dilapidated railroad bridge into a pedestrian span, built a garden next to the City Hall, created a new small park and linked riverfront paved trails to a regional trail system.

A couple of the most high-profile additions will be completed soon as the Center Street Bridge opens for pedestrians and bicyclists this summer. Work is under way on a plaza and building on Court Avenue with restrooms on the ground level and a cafe above, overlooking the river.


EAGLE GROVE, Iowa (AP) Funeral services have been set for a 19-year-old Iowa man who was killed during a fishing trip.

Visitation for Devin Resh of Webster City will be held Monday at the Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove.

Police say Resh and three men were fishing at a pond when one of them hit him several times in the head with a hatchet. Farmers found his body Thursday morning.

The three men have been charged in connection with his death. Police haven't released a possible motive.

Twenty-year-old Lucas Faulkner is charged with murder. Two Webster City residents, 17-year-old Tanner Douglas Jewsbury and 19-year Anthony Austen Simpson, are charged with being accessories after the fact.


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Cedar Rapids officials are upset that more than 100 flood-damaged homes and businesses remain untouched as the two-year anniversary of the record flood approaches.

Flood waters submerged about 10 square miles of the city in June 2008. More than 18,000 people were affected.

The mucky, moldy homes remain in disrepair even as neighbors have rebuilt next to them.

Mayor Ron Corbett and council member Don Karr say something needs to be done to deal with the flood-damaged buildings.

The city's flood-recovery director, Greg Eyerly, says the city will use a new state law that makes it easier to identify and abate flood-related nuisances.

He says the city is in the process of buying out 100 commercial properties and about 1,300 homes.

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

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KLEM News Update- May 23, 2010

Akron)  The Akron Fire Department was on the scene of an electrical fire in Westfield for about 25 minutes Saturday evening.  According to a written report from the Plymouth County Sheriff's office, firefighters were dispatched to a transformer on fire in Westfield around 9 pm last night.   Akron Fire personal returned to base approximately 9:30 pm.

(Le Mars) Plymouth County cyclists are making final plans for their third annual invitational bicycle ride.  Tour de Plymouth will be held the weekend of Le Mars Ice Cream days June 16 through 19.  Riders will have a choice of a 22 mile ride or longer route of 60 miles.  Registration begins at 7 am on Saturday, June 19, at the Hy Vee Parking lot, with the ride starting at 8 am.  More information is available on the club website at www.plymouthcountycyclists.com.

(Le Mars)  The second annual Woof-Stock is set for Saturday, June 5th at the Plymouth County Historical Museum.  This years emphasis on homeless dogs.  Canine festivites begin at 10 am with a 'poochi' parade around the Museum block.  Noah's Hope, an animal rescue unit from Sioux City will be on hand with animals and information about their mission to save as many dogs as possible.  The Sioux City Animal Shelter will also have dogs available for adoption during the festival.  Co-chairing the fund-raising for the Museum are Mary Valentine, Museum volunteer, and Judy Bowman, administrator.

(Sheldon) The fourth annual Linda K. DeGroot / Village Northwest Spirit of Caring Scholarship was awarded to a 2010 graduate of Sheldon Community High School.  Kendra Hall will receive a 1000 dollar scholarship established by Village Northwest Unlimited in honor and memory of Linda DeGroot, and to encourage graduation seniors to further their education in career fields that focus on working with individuals who have a disability.  Mr. Kendall DeGroot, husband of Linda, and Mr. Barry Whitsell, Village CEO presented the award to Ms. Hall during the Awards Day ceremony at Sheldon High School on   May 19. 

(Spencer)  'Celebrity Apprentice' finalist and Poison front man Bret Michaels is scheduled to perform this fall in northwest Iowa.  Michaels Roses and Thorns World Tour 2010 will be a featured Grandstand event at the Clay County Fair on Sunday, September 19. Bret Michaels first gained fame with the band 'Poison' in the 1980's.  The band reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988 with "Every Rose Has It's Thorn."  Other top chart singles include, "Unskinny Bop", "I Want Action" and "Something To Believe In."  In 2007, Michaels starred in the VH1 reality show, "Rock Of Love."  Most recently, Michaels has been a contestant on the NBC realty show 'Celebrity Apprentice."  The title for 'Celebrity Apprentice" will be announced this evening on NBC.

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A panel of the Democratic National Committee has approved a rule allowing Iowa and three other states to hold delegate selection events ahead of all other states in the 2012 presidential nominating process. Iowa Democratic Chairman Michael Kiernan says the panel's vote Saturday doesn't settle the issue but is a first step toward Iowa retaining its leadoff spot in the presidential calendar. That status gives the state huge attention from candidates and the media. 
Other states allowed to hold early voting were New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Republicans have taken similar steps as the two parties coordinate the early tests on the political calendar.  Kiernan sits on the panel that approved the exceptions at a meeting in Washington.

 

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) Crews have found a single-engine plane that made an emergency landing in a soybean field just north of Winterset.  Authorities say the pilot was trying to land on Highway 169 Saturday morning when the plane disappeared from radar displays.  Madison County Sheriff Craig Busch says he was in contact with the pilot by radio before the landing. He says no one was injured. 
Emergency crews had trouble finding the plane after the landing. Eventually it was located in the field about 10 miles north of Winterset.  It was not immediately clear how many people were aboard the plane.  The Federal Aviation Administration says the aircraft is a 1988 single-engine A36 Beech.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) One driver has taken it all in the Des Moines bus ``roadeo.''  Ron Bienfang has been a driver for the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority for about three years. He's been a trainer for a year.  Competitors are judged on how well they navigate the 25-foot and 40-foot buses through an obstacle course complete with tight turns and narrow passages.  Bienfang placed first in both the small- and large-bus divisions of the bus roadeo on Saturday. It's the first time in the event's three years that one driver has won both top spots.  Bienfang and the second- and third-place winners now advance to the state bus roadeo in Sioux City, where they'll have a chance to qualify for the national competition.


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Cedar Rapids officials are upset that more than 100 flood-damaged homes and businesses remain untouched as the two-year anniversary of the record flood approaches.  Flood waters submerged about 10 square miles of the city in June 2008 and more than 18,000 people were affected.  The mucky, moldy homes remain in disrepair even as neighbors have rebuilt next to them.
Mayor Ron Corbett and council member Don Karr say something needs to be done to deal with flood-damaged buildings that remain in shambles.  The city's flood-recovery director, Greg Eyerly, says the city will use a new state law that makes it easier to identify and abate flood-related nuisances.  He says the city is in the process of buying out 100 commercial properties and about 1,300 homes.


FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) The Fort Madison School District is aiming to catch drivers who illegally pass school buses as children are picked up and dropped off.  The district has installed a camera on the outside of one of its buses.  It's illegal to pass a school bus when its yellow lights or red lights are flashing.  District spokesman Steve Carle says the camera begins recording when the bus is started. When someone passes the bus illegally, the driver pushes a button that marks the video. The video, which shows the car and the license plate, is reviewed by school officials and the Iowa State Patrol, which can issue a ticket.  Officials say 10 people have been ticketed since the district began using the camera in early May. Tickets run $195.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) A cat that survived having a three-inch nail inserted into her forehead is recovering well from surgery at a Sioux City animal hospital.  Veterinarians removed the nail Friday. They say the female calico they named Grace starting eating and purring shortly after surgery.  Animal control officers found Grace on Wednesday after receiving a tip. Spokeswoman Cindy Rarrat says it appears the nail was driven into the cat's head with a nail gun.  Officers are still trying to find her owner and who's responsible for inserting the nail.  Rarrat says she's gotten lots of calls from people interested in giving Grace a new home.  The cat will be kept at the animal hospital for the next week as vets monitor her progress.

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

   

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