Monday Afternoon News, June 1
Log Cabin Still Not Able To Be Moved
(Le Mars) -- Museum officials will have to wait at least another day, before the 115 year old Joy Hollow cabin can be transported from the fairgrounds to the Plymouth County Historical Museum. The Iowa Department of Transportation has not yet given permission for the move. The Plymouth County Fairboard had given today, June 1st, as its deadline for the cabin to be moved. The cabin is resting on a truck trailer ready to be moved across town.
Secondary Road Department Closes Road For Bridge Repairs
(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department have announced 140th Street between Fawn Avenue and Evergreen Avenue will be closed beginning today, and will remain closed until Thursday afternoon as work crews repair some bridge abutments.
Le Mars Fire Department Issues May Monthly Report
(Le Mars) -- 31 calls in 31 days. That's what the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department is reporting for their May monthly report. The fire department responded to 11 fire calls, four rescues, seven investigations, including accident clean-ups, odor investigations, and illegal burning. The Le Mars Fire Department had one mutual aid call to Merrill, and eight requests for services.
Fire Chief Dave Schipper reports the department conducted 16 inspections during the month of May. Plus, all fire fighters have been re-certified in Hazard Materials Operations to meet insurance requirements and OSHA. In addition, all fire fighters were tested using the self-contained breathing apparatus by an outside firm, and all passed to continue to be used for firefighters entering dangerous atmospheres.
May Survey Shows Decline For Economic Growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A report on a May survey says slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.
The survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.4 last month from 52.7 April.
Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he highlighted drops in economic activity for companies linked to energy production and agriculture.
The survey results from supply managers are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth, while a score below that suggests decline.
The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Two Inmates Escape Warren County Jail
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have been seeking two inmates who escaped from the Warren County Jail in south-central Iowa.
Sheriff Brian Vos says 26-year-old Frank Manders and 29-year-old Darian Crayton broke out early Monday. Vos says they manipulated a cell door lock and descended from the third floor before fleeing to the north when they got outside the building in Indianola.
Authorities say Manders had been jailed on charges of vehicular homicide and other crimes. Crayton had been jailed on charges of driving while barred and failing to appear in court.
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say DNA evidence led investigators to the man now charged with assaults on Clive officers and other crimes before and during a wild chase in January.
A Clive police news release says 47-year-old Scott Mills, of New Virginia, is in custody, charged with burglary, two counts of assault on an officer and other crimes. Court records don't list the name of an attorney who could be contacted to comment on Mills' behalf.
The release says Mills had fled in a stolen truck on Jan. 20 when officers caught him trying to steal ATMs from the 7 Flags Events Center. Police say Mills rammed the truck into two police cruisers and sped off with other officers in pursuit. He crashed near New Virginia but escaped into some woods.
Former Bakery May Become New Brewery
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Supporters are putting a little sweat behind their effort to draw attention to the proposed transformation of a former Wonder Bread bakery in Waterloo into a production brewery.
More than 100 people biked on Sunday from Waterloo to Cedar Falls, where Single Speed Brewing is based. They hope their ride will help compel Waterloo city officials to approve the brewery's plans to renovate the former bakery, which closed in 2012.
The brewery's owner has said he'd like to build a production brewery, dining hall and retail space inside the old bakery, with the hope of eventually bringing between 70 and 100 new jobs.
The city says it also has discussed other plans for the space.
Clinton Plans Announcement Speech To Take Place In New York
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning the first major speech of her Democratic presidential campaign in New York City. It will have the air of a campaign kickoff event, though she's been running since April.
Aides say that in her June 13 address at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, Clinton will describe her vision for the country and attempt to frame the themes of her candidacy. They say she's long been inspired by the work of Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, who used federal programs to pull the country out of the Depression.
After her address, Clinton will make stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. Since launching her presidential campaign in April, she's traveled the country holding small roundtable events and raising money.