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Saturday News, April 4

Easter Egg Hunt Held Today

(LeMars)-- The Le Mars Area Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held today at

11 am in Cleveland Castle Park, presented by Education Station and Primebank with

the help of the Le Mars Kiwanis Club. Children who are in first grade or younger

are invited to hunt for the 10,000 Easter Eggs.  There will be 3 designated

areas...one for children under 2, one for 3 & 4 year olds and one for

Kindergartners and 1st graders. All participants need to bring their own basket.

 

 

Man Arrested On OWI Charge

(Hawarden)-- The Sioux County Sheriff's office investigated a welfare check at

4890 Birch Ave, three miles south of Hawarden. Garrett Carney,21 of Hawarden,

called the sherriff's office to report an intoxicated person at his residence.

After calling Carney drove a 2001 Ford Mustang southbound on Birch Ave, lost

control of the vehicle, entered the westbound ditch and struck a ditch

embankment. Carney left the vehicle on foot and could not initially be found.

Officers located Carney approximately one mile from the acident as he attempted

to conceal himself in a ditch. No injuries were reported and the Ford sustained

an estimated $4000 in damage. Carney was arrested on an operating a motor

vehicle while intoxicated.

 

 

 

New Online Payment Option For Child Support Payments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials say new online offerings will make it

easier for parents to keep up with their child support payments.

The Iowa Department of Human Services announced the changes Friday that

will let Iowa parents make child support payments online using a credit or debit

card instead of sending them through the mail or dropping them off. The update

also allows parents to access their accounts online to determine amounts due and

to report job changes.

Officials say the new services are meant to promote timely payments and

give parents more options, particularly those who aren't in custody of their

children.

Carol Eaton, chief of the Bureau of Collections, says the goal is to ensure

children receive the support necessary to "help them live stable and healthy

lives."

 

 

Grassley To Run For 7th Term

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says his age won't slow him

down as he runs for a 7th term.

The 81-year-old said Friday that age "isn't a factor or I wouldn't be

running."

The six-term Republican held the first fundraiser for his 2016 campaign

earlier this week and is nearly halfway through his annual tour of all 99 Iowa

counties. Grassley enjoys solid approval ratings and has been in elected office

since 1959.

So far he does not have a major Democratic challenger even though Iowa is a

political swing state that twice supported Democratic President Barack Obama.

Former state lawmaker Bob Krause is planning a bid and other Democrats are

considering the race.

 

 

University of Iowa Accepts Almost 200 Early Retirements

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - University of Iowa officials are accepting almost 200

requests for early retirement this year in a program they predict will save the

university about $28 million over the next five years.

University of Iowa President Sally Mason said Thursday that 362 of about 1,400

eligible employees applied for retirement. Of those who applied, 197 were

approved.

According to university officials, the school will save $16 million from

the university's general education fund and $12 million from other revenue

sources.

Mason said the retirements came from various departments throughout the

school.

University officials said that some requests were denied because their

position was critical and could not be filled without incurring more expenses.

Some requests were withdrawn before a decision could be made.

 

 

 

University Of Iowa Reports Increased Enrollment

(Iowa City)--University of Iowa president Sally Mason says efforts to increase

the school's enrollment are paying off. Mason had previously announced that

applications were up.

 

 

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The school has focused on bringing in more in-state students.

 

 

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She likes the type of students they're bringing in.

 

 

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Mason says increasing the student population is one of the things she will

continue working on in the final months of her tenure before she retires in

August.

 

 

Senators Crafting A Temporary Extension Of ObamaCare

(Washington DC)--Senator Chuck Grassley is part of a task force of Republican

senators crafting a temporary extension of ObamaCare subsidies -- since Grassley

says they expect the U.S. Supreme Court to rule this summer that the insurance

subsidies in states that are not running an insurance exchange are

unconstitutional.

 

 

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Grassley says nothing is "written on paper yet" but the outline of the plan

would see those ObamaCare insurance subsidies continued into the middle of 2017

after a new president takes office and may offer his or her own proposal on

ObamaCare's future.

 

 

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According to federal data, about 80 percent of the Americans who are getting

insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges are getting a subsidy, meaning their

premium costs are cut. Those subsidies, on average, cut the cost of health

insurance premiums by 72 percent.

   

Saturday News, April 4

Easter Egg Hunt Held Today

(LeMars)-- The Le Mars Area Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held today at

11 am in Cleveland Castle Park, presented by Education Station and Primebank with

the help of the Le Mars Kiwanis Club. Children who are in first grade or younger

are invited to hunt for the 10,000 Easter Eggs.  There will be 3 designated

areas...one for children under 2, one for 3 & 4 year olds and one for

Kindergartners and 1st graders. All participants need to bring their own basket.

 

 

Man Arrested On OWI Charge

(Hawarden)-- The Sioux County Sheriff's office investigated a welfare check at

4890 Birch Ave, three miles south of Hawarden. Garrett Carney,21 of Hawarden,

called the sherriff's office to report an intoxicated person at his residence.

After calling Carney drove a 2001 Ford Mustang southbound on Birch Ave, lost

control of the vehicle, entered the westbound ditch and struck a ditch

embankment. Carney left the vehicle on foot and could not initially be found.

Officers located Carney approximately one mile from the acident as he attempted

to conceal himself in a ditch. No injuries were reported and the Ford sustained

an estimated $4000 in damage. Carney was arrested on an operating a motor

vehicle while intoxicated.

 

 

 

New Online Payment Option For Child Support Payments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa officials say new online offerings will make it

easier for parents to keep up with their child support payments.

The Iowa Department of Human Services announced the changes Friday that

will let Iowa parents make child support payments online using a credit or debit

card instead of sending them through the mail or dropping them off. The update

also allows parents to access their accounts online to determine amounts due and

to report job changes.

Officials say the new services are meant to promote timely payments and

give parents more options, particularly those who aren't in custody of their

children.

Carol Eaton, chief of the Bureau of Collections, says the goal is to ensure

children receive the support necessary to "help them live stable and healthy

lives."

 

 

Grassley To Run For 7th Term

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says his age won't slow him

down as he runs for a 7th term.

The 81-year-old said Friday that age "isn't a factor or I wouldn't be

running."

The six-term Republican held the first fundraiser for his 2016 campaign

earlier this week and is nearly halfway through his annual tour of all 99 Iowa

counties. Grassley enjoys solid approval ratings and has been in elected office

since 1959.

So far he does not have a major Democratic challenger even though Iowa is a

political swing state that twice supported Democratic President Barack Obama.

Former state lawmaker Bob Krause is planning a bid and other Democrats are

considering the race.

 

 

University of Iowa Accepts Almost 200 Early Retirements

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - University of Iowa officials are accepting almost 200

requests for early retirement this year in a program they predict will save the

university about $28 million over the next five years.

University of Iowa President Sally Mason said Thursday that 362 of about 1,400

eligible employees applied for retirement. Of those who applied, 197 were

approved.

According to university officials, the school will save $16 million from

the university's general education fund and $12 million from other revenue

sources.

Mason said the retirements came from various departments throughout the

school.

University officials said that some requests were denied because their

position was critical and could not be filled without incurring more expenses.

Some requests were withdrawn before a decision could be made.

 

 

 

University Of Iowa Reports Increased Enrollment

(Iowa City)--University of Iowa president Sally Mason says efforts to increase

the school's enrollment are paying off. Mason had previously announced that

applications were up.

 

 

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The school has focused on bringing in more in-state students.

 

 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

She likes the type of students they're bringing in.

 

 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

Mason says increasing the student population is one of the things she will

continue working on in the final months of her tenure before she retires in

August.

 

 

Senators Crafting A Temporary Extension Of ObamaCare

(Washington DC)--Senator Chuck Grassley is part of a task force of Republican

senators crafting a temporary extension of ObamaCare subsidies -- since Grassley

says they expect the U.S. Supreme Court to rule this summer that the insurance

subsidies in states that are not running an insurance exchange are

unconstitutional.

 

 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

Grassley says nothing is "written on paper yet" but the outline of the plan

would see those ObamaCare insurance subsidies continued into the middle of 2017

after a new president takes office and may offer his or her own proposal on

ObamaCare's future.

 

 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

According to federal data, about 80 percent of the Americans who are getting

insurance through the ObamaCare exchanges are getting a subsidy, meaning their

premium costs are cut. Those subsidies, on average, cut the cost of health

insurance premiums by 72 percent.

   

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