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Von Hofsteder receives prison sentence

Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

An Akron man will spend up to 11 years in prison after being convicted of Class D Felony Lascivious Acts With A Child and three counts of aggravated misdemeanor Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

For the felony, Judge Edward Jacobson sentenced Wilhelm Von Hofsteder, 57, to a maximum of five years in prison and on each of the aggravated misdemeanors, a maximum of two years prison. The four prison sentences are to be served consecutively, one after the other.

After serving this prison time, Von Hofsteder will begin serving a “second special sentence of 10 years as if on parole.” This sentence provides more time for

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    The Anderson Report by Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email to bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov.

    Budget bills continue to bounce between the two chambers. It appears a handful of these bills will end up in conference committee. Obviously, this development will take the session into extra innings.

    This Week in the Senate

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    Grape & Wine Industry free workshops to be held this weekend, April 29 – 30

    ISU Extension & Outreach and Flavors of Northwest Iowa will be offering two FREE workshops for people who may be interested in establishing a commercial winegrape vineyard or winery in Iowa.

    Mike White, ISU Extension’s Viticulture (grape) specialist will be leading both of these workshops.

    The first workshop: Iowa’s Grape & Wine Industry 101 will be held this Friday, April 29 at the Woodbury County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 4728 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City.

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    Akron to raise its utility rates

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron councilors plan to raise the city’s utility rates Tuesday, April 26.

    First, they will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., where residents can voice their comments and concerns. Then the council will hold their first of three readings on the rate increase proposal. They can choose to waive the second and third readings and enact the rate change.

    According to Akron City Administrator Gary Horton, city officials

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    Memory Loss

    The Alzheimer and Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, will meet Monday, April 25, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. in Vermillion, S.D.

    All caregivers of memory loss persons are welcome to attend.

    Contact persons are Fern Kaufman, 605-624-4898 or Marilyn Abraham at 605-934 2534.

    Caregivers group to meet

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    From the desk of Rep. Chuck Holz

    Friends,

    A bill that dealt with county medical examiner fees is HF 2446. This bill states that when a person dies in a certain county that is not their home county, then the county can go to the person’s home county and collect fees for the autopsy. This does not cover immigrants or people from outside the country. The county would still be responsible for the autopsy fees for these people. This helps offset the cost of autopsies for people

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    Akron council to replace retiring administrator

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Who will take the place of Akron City Administrator Gary Horton, who is retiring later this year?

    At the Feb. 23 meeting, Akron councilors unanimously approved a Training Agreement with the city’s Water/Sewer Superintendent Dan Rolfes.

    During the six-month agreement, Rolfes will “job shadow” Horton in addition to completing his current duties and receive an additional $2,500.

    “Nothing is changing (now),” said

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    At the Capital with Iowa Senator Randy Feenstra

    Week of April 4 – 8

    Overview: As your State Senator, I am your voice in Des Moines and encourage your input. Please feel free to contact me at randy.feenstra@legis.iowa.gov. If you would like to read my comments on a daily basis, you may visit my website at www.newgenerationrepublican.com.

    Final Budget Deal Made

    An agreement was finally made this week to spend $7.3 billion dollars on the

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    From the desk of Rep. Chuck Holz

    A bill regarding the promotional play tickets that casinos offer to people is HF 2445. The change is in the method of calculating tax on these wagers. Currently, there is no limit to the amount that is taxed. Under the new proposal, a tax would cease after the amount of $25.82 million worth of promotional plays. This is a double taxation since they are paying tax on the original amount of these tickets plus tax when these tickets are added to their total revenue. The gambling

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    The Anderson Report by Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email to bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov.

    Guns, ATVs, Snowmobiles

    Last week, House File 2283 came to the floor for a vote. The bill will allow a person to operate or ride a snowmobile or ATV with a loaded firearm whether concealed or not when possessed

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