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Saturday News, May 14th

 

Le Mars Ambulance Service  Holding Fundraiser On Sunday

(Le Mars) -- In honor of National E-M-T Week, the Le Mars Ambulance Service will hold a fund raiser breakfast scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) at the Fire Station Number 2 located at 12th Street southeast.  Le Mars Ambulance Director Bill Rosacker has the details of tomorrow's breakfast.

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The Le Mars Ambulance Service is fortunate to have 20 volunteers that offer their time and assist during emergencies.  However, Rosacker says the Le Mars Ambulance Service is always looking for additional volunteers.

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He says becoming a certified Emergency Medical Technician requires several hours of training.  In many communities, Rosacker says, there simply are not enough volunteers to maintain a local ambulance service.

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For the last several years, Rosacker says the Le Mars Ambulance Service has seen an increase in the number of calls.

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The Le Mars Ambulance Service operates what is known as a provisional paramedic service, which according to Rosacker, means I-V's and other medication can be administered.

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On Monday, we will continue our series of who to call when we need help, as we will learn more about the Floyd Valley Healthcare Nursing program.

 

 

 

Le Mars High School Senior Selected As State Winner

(Le Mars) -- A Le Mars Community High School senior has been selected as the state winner for the Iowa Rural Electrical Cooperatives 2016 Youth Tour.  Jacob Holck of Merrill, submitted the winning essay addressing the question "How does your local electric cooperative impact your community?  Holck will be awarded in June, an all-expense paid trip to our nation's capital, Washington D.C. While in Washington D.C., Holck will meet with various Congressional members and U-S Senators, including the Iowa Congressional delegation, and other government officials.  While visiting our nation's capital, Holck and youth from across the nation will learn more about the structure of Rural Electrical Cooperatives.

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The youth will participate in a leadership development program and hold a youth rally. In his essay, Holck mentioned that North West REC has a great impact upon the community which they serve.  He writes in his essay, the local R-E-C really cares, from assisting with families with medical bills to providing support to community service projects.

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He also mentions how North West REC is responsible for giving back to youth in our communities by providing scholarships to those who excel above and beyond in our classrooms.  It is with this attitude that the R-E-C possesses which impacts our communities in more ways than one.  The Le Mars Community Senior says he was limited to 250 words for the essay.

 

 

MRHD Grant Will Complete Local Trail System

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A nonprofit is giving Sioux City more than $1 million to help complete the riverfront trail system along Interstate 29.
The $1.25 million grant from Missouri River Historical Development will be formally presented at a ceremony at City Hall on Friday.

The city's parks and recreation director, Matt Salvatore, says the gift will be used to help fund the estimated $2.9 million extension of the riverfront trail at Chris Larsen Park. The connection could be finished by fall 2017.

Missouri River Historical Development is the state licensed nonprofit for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The grant will be the largest award the organization has handed out in its 22 years of distributing gaming revenues to governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

   

Friday News, May 13

State Senator Rick Bertrand Campaigns In Le Mars

(Le Mars) -- Saying "what's good for Iowa is good for the nation." State Senator Rick Bertrand brought his message to Le Mars Thursday afternoon.  Bertrand, a Sioux City developer, is running against incumbent 4th District Congressman Steve King for the Republican nomination to represent northwest Iowa in our nation's capital.  Bertrand spoke before about a dozen people. Bertrand says he is asked why he is challenging the seven-term congressman? He responds by saying western Iowa is primed for additional economic development, and someone needs to lead that movement.

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Bertrand says this region should be doing more to push our agricultural products.

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The Sioux City republican says there are several similarities between himself and Congressman Steve King, but he says King needs to answer three questions.

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Bertrand will face Steve King in the June 7th primary race.

 

 

Branstad Signs Bill That Will Reduce Sentences For Some Drug Offenders

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill into law that is expected to reduce prison time for inmates convicted of certain drug offenses.
Branstad signed the bill Thursday. It was passed in the House and Senate this legislative session.
The legislation will allow certain non-violent drug offenders in Iowa to be eligible for parole after they serve at least half of their mandatory minimum sentence. It will also give judges more discretion in sentencing for crimes like robbery.
The law also adds a mandatory minimum sentence for a person convicted of child endangerment resulting in death. Previously, such a person was automatically eligible for parole.
The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency says the law is expected to reduce the disproportionate number of minorities in Iowa's criminal justice system.

 

 

 

Grassley Says He Will Support Donald Trump For President

(Washington) -- U-S Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says he intends to support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for president.  Grassley, who spoke to news reporters on Thursday, says he will support Trump mainly because he believes this nation needs to go in a different direction.

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Prairie Meadows Casino May Lose Non-profit Status

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) - Federal officials say they are revoking a central Iowa casino's nonprofit status.  
The Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday that Prairie Meadows, in Altoona, should lose its tax-exempt status, following an 18-month audit.
The casino has faced questions about its nonprofit status partly due to the amount of money it spends on salaries for top executives compared to the amount spent on charitable activities. Records show the company spent nearly $58 million on employee salaries and benefits in 2013, while spending roughly $21 million on grants.
The casino plans to appeal the decision. 
Nearby Des Moines could lose roughly $6 million a year for street and bridge repairs if an appeal fails. Polk County receives nearly $16 million annually in rent from the casino.

 

 

 

Bus Driver Charged With Having A Gun On School Grounds

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - West Des Moines police say they have charged a bus driver with having a gun on school grounds.
The incident began about noon Wednesday when police say Des Moines police Capt. Mike Hoffman was driving an unmarked car and a private bus started tailgating him on Interstate 235. 
Police say the bus driver honked his horn and flashed his lights before passing the officer.
Hoffman followed the bus to Valley High School and approached the driver, 64-year-old Paul Smiley-Oyen, of Ames, who was holding a handgun.  
He was charged with possessing a firearm on school grounds. Online court records don't list the name of an attorney who could comment. 
No students were on the bus. The driver was scheduled to pick students up for a trip.

 

 

 

 

Council Bluffs Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Attempting To Steal Child

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A 22-year-old Council Bluffs man has been given 10 years in prison for trying to kidnap a girl near her elementary school.
Nathan Busse pleaded guilty Thursday to child stealing after prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge. 
Council Bluffs police say Busse grabbed the girl in January 2013 near Edison Elementary School and forced her to walk with him. She struggled with Busse and broke away.
After mental testing in 2014, Busse was found incompetent for trial. This past March he was found competent for trial. At sentencing he was given credit for the time served while being treated in a state institution.

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