Thompson lands in jail trying to get his message across at the United Methodist Conference in Des Moines

Posted June 27, 2014 at 6:23 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

While trying to get his personal message for church reform to state delegates at the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Warren Thompson, of Akron, was arrested June 7 in the HyVee Events Center in Des Moines.

He told The Akron Hometowner he had tried to distribute a flier critical of the United Methodist Church (UMC) state church leadership and regulations to delegates and confronted the person who directed their removal.

At the Annual Conference, which is the Methodists week-long legislative session, Thompson was told to leave the convention hall. He asked the police be called and after some discussion, he was told he had to leave despite the fact that he was selected

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    Iowa Dept. of Public Health has post-flood tips

    The Iowa Department of Public Health Division of Environmental Health recommends the following steps be taken in Cleaning and Disinfecting After a Flood (available at

    Make sure the item is in good repair. Items that have been torn, splintered, cracked, broken, dented, etc. should be discarded and replaced.

    To clean small items soaked by flood waters that are porous, will absorb water, such as needing, clothing, stuffed animals, etc., pre-soak items in cold water before machine

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    State officials give update on flood relief efforts

    Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds were joined at their weekly press conference by Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department (HSEMD) Director Mark Schouten to brief Iowans regarding the flooding situation occurring across the state.

    In the past week, Gov. Branstad has issued disaster declarations for the following counties due to flooding and storm damage: locally, Plymouth, Sioux, Lyon and Woodbury. Last week, Branstad and Schouten visited Lyon and Sioux counties to survey flood damage.

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    Property tax exemptions available for Iowa disabled veterans

    100% Disabled Service-Connected/Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Property Tax Exemption Forms Available

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2352 during a signing ceremony conducted on Memorial Day at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge. The bill provides additional homestead credits to certain disabled veterans.

    The Bill is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014 – However, eligible veterans and families must complete and submit the form to their county assessor no later than July 1, 2014

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    Trustees were responsible for items removed from Riverside Cemetery

    By Julie Ann Madden

    People upset about flowers and other memorial items being removed from their loved ones’ graves at Riverside Cemetery have learned who the culprits were.

    It was the Portland Township Trustees’ decision.

    According to Trustee Jim Dennison, people decorating graves need to read the signs posted at the cemetery’s three entrances.

    It states that all items, not permanently secured

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    Relay for Life of Union County is set for Friday, July 11

    Relay For Life of Union County is quickly approaching, and the planning committee is excited to once again help Relay participants Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back!

    This year’s event will be held at Carnes Stadium on the Beresford High School campus in Beresford, S.D., with registration beginning at 5 p.m. and the survivor lap at 6 p.m. This year’s event will conclude at midnight.

    The theme for Relay 2014,

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    Iowans may fish free June 6 – 8

    Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 6, 7 and 8 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources free fishing weekend.

    Free fishing weekend is the first weekend in June each year. It allows Iowans an opportunity to try fishing without purchasing a license. All other regulations remain in place.

    “We are experiencing some excellent fishing across the state right now at Green Valley Lake, Little River Lake, Hawthorne Lake and our trout

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    Extension Committee to nominate council candidates

    Four Plymouth County residents have been appointed to the Extension Council Nominating Committee, Brad Harvey, council chairperson announced.

    The committee is charged with nominating candidates for the five vacancies on the council before Aug. 6.

    Committee members selected to nominate extension council candidates for the 2014 election are Lynn Bohnenkamp, Mark Bohner, LeAnne Philips and Gregg Roepke.

    By law the nominating committee must include two women and two men,

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    JOLLY TIME® Popcorn celebrates 100 years with a charitable pop

    JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn, America’s original brand name popcorn turns 100 this October and is celebrating its birthday with fun initiatives, including a grassroots community awards program called Kernels of Kindness™ and a consumer giveaway of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn birthday bowls.

    JOLLY TIME was founded by Cloid Smith in Sioux City in 1914. Smith and his son, Howard, hand-shelled the popcorn themselves in the basement of their home. An entrepreneur at heart, Cloid Smith pioneered the U.S. popcorn industry, personally selling his product to

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    Union County Museum opens in historical Murtha Home

    The Union County Historical Society’s Grand Opening of its new museum May 26 began with a patriotic program led by the Elk Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard (l-r:) Harlan Tiedeman, U.S. Air Force; Milton Ustad, U.S. Army; Matthew Dosdall, U.S. Army; Dennis Ward, U. S. Army; and Percy Mohr, U.S. Army. Performer Troy Mader presented a vocal music patriotic program for the Memorial Day celebration. Invocation was given by Rev. Arlyn Abrams of Skrefsrud Lutheran Church of rural Beresford. The Elk Point-Jefferson

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