Wednesday Afternoon News, May 18th
(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.
While much of the state has gotten a drenching in recent weeks, northwest Iowa is getting more than its usual share, frustrating many farmers.
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.