Thursday Afternoon News, Sept 27
Le Mars Police Arrest Le Mars Man For Multiple Sexual Abuse Charges
(Le Mars) -- Le Mars Police have arrested 30 year old Michael Hagey of Le Mars on multiple charges of sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child, and lascivious acts with a child. The Le Mars Police investigated reports of sexual abuse that occurred between December of 2010 to September of 2012. The victims were two male boys between the ages of 11 and 13. Some of the incidents occurred in Remsen. Hagey has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the 2nd degree, a class B felony, one count of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree, a Class C felony; seven counts of indecent contact with a child; an aggravated misdemeanor. Hagey was also charged with one count of lascivious acts with a child, which is a Class D felony. Hagey was arrested at his residence and now is at the Plymouth County jail on a $50,000 bond.
Voters Take Advantage of Early Voting
(Le Mars) -- Absentee voting for the General Election got started today. Cheri Nitzchke , Plymouth county deputy auditor says interested voters can cast their votes at the Plymouth County Courthouse at the Auditor's office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. As of 11:30 a.m. this morning, Nitzchke says that at least 30 Plymouth County voters took advantage of the early voting and have cast their vote.
Supervisors Counter Secondary Road Employee Salary Proposal
(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County Board of Supervisors have proposed a two percent increase in salary and benefit pay over the next three years to the Secondary Road Employee Association. The Secondary Road Employee Association had submitted a request asking for a six percent increase. Supervisor Don Kass read the County's counter proposal during the weekly supervisor meeting.
Kass also clarified the position of the Supervisors regarding the salary compensation of newly hired employees.
The County Board of Supervisors and the Secondary Road Employee Association will begin negotiations for a three-year contract. The Supervisors are also in negotiations with the Sheriff's employee association for a new three-year contract.
Chamber of Commerce Has Its Final "Cash Mob" Promotion
(Le Mars) -- A group of Le Mars residents were anxiously waiting outside the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce offices waiting to hear where they would be enjoying their lunch break.
Dairy Queen was the business selected for the fourth and final "cash mob" summer promotion sponsored by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce. This time around eligible businesses were either a restaurant or other food store outside the downtown area. The gathering quickly got into their vehicles and made the short journey to the Le Mars DQ.
New Developments In Slaying of Young Girl
FLOYD, Iowa (AP) - Iowa and Floyd County officials say there's been a significant development in the 2005 slaying of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Floyd County Sheriff's Office have scheduled a news conference for Thursday afternoon in Floyd to discuss the Floyd County case.
The child disappeared on July 1, 2005. Her body was found five days later in the Cedar River.
Casey Frederiksen, who was living with the girl and her mother at the time, was questioned by authorities but never charged. He's serving prison time for an unrelated child pornography conviction,
which will be followed by more prison time for a federal drug conviction.
USDA Picks Schaller Woman For Soybean Board
(Washington) -- A Schaller, Iowa woman is among 16 new appointees to the United Soybean Board.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a news release that the 16 represent a cross section of the soybean industry.
Laura Foell was nominated by the Iowa Soybean Association boards and will serve a three-year term beginning in December.
The 69-member United Soybean Board describes its mission as investing and leveraging soybean checkoff funds to maximize profit opportunities for U.S. soybean farmers.