Wednesday News, July 18
Remsen Issues Water Restrictions
(Remsen) -- Remsen Municipal Utilities is issuing a water restriction starting Wednesday, July 18th until further notice. Remsen citizens are asked to refrain from watering during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Citizens with even numbered addresses can water only on the even numbered days and citizens with odd numbered addresses can water only on odd numbered calendar days.
Heart Failure Determined To Be Cause of Death
(Storm Lake) -- Upon further investigation, the Buena Vista County Sheriff's office is saying last week's presumed drowning of 64 year old Steve McCullough was actually due to heart failure. Drowning was not a factor. It was determined that McCullough did not know how to swim and would not have jumped in the water. It was only seconds after witnesses heard the splash in the water that they went to aid and he was floating and unresponsive.
Plueger Ask Supervisors To Pave Cemetery Road
(Le Mars) -- For the fourth time in recent years, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors heard from Gene Plueger of Le Mars calling upon the county to pave a stretch of road that passes by the Resthaven cemetery. Plueger says the gravel road leading to the cemetery is too dusty.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A nonprofit partner in the Sioux City riverboat casino has voted to solicit proposals for a land-based casino.
The Missouri River Historical Development board voted to take the step on Monday.
Penn National Gaming, the owner of the riverboat, will have to compete with other bidders if it wants to continue its partnership with the nonprofit group, which jointly holds the gambling license.
The group's president, Mark Monson, says he expects four to eight companies, including Penn National, to apply.
The move follows a decision by state gambling regulators to put Woodbury County's state license up for grabs. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission took the action after months of failed talks
between the Penn National and the nonprofit group on a long-term deal.