Plymouth County District Court Dispositions week of April 10, 2017 and Traffic Fines week of April 17

Posted April 23, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Filed 4/10/2017

Andrew William Bock, 32, of Le Mars, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of $625.

Filed 4/12/2017

Jeremiah Joshua Barnes, 31, of Sioux City, pleaded guilty to the serious misdemeanor of driving while under the influence. This is his first offense. His license was revoked and he was sentenced to 365 days in jail with all but two days suspended, and a fine of $1,250 with $625 waived upon proof of a temporary restricted license. He was placed on probation for one year.

Leslie Ortega, 21, was found in violation of probation. Deferred judgment

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    Fair Board meets April 13

    The Plymouth County Fair Board will meet for their monthly meeting Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth County Extension and Outreach Office.

    Agenda items include: Meeting Minutes and Treasurer’s Report, Project Updates, Parking, Fairgrounds Cleanup, Contracts, and District Meeting Update.

    The meeting is open to the public.

    Driver’s License Station temporarily changes hours

    The Plymouth County Driver’s License office will have different hours this week only.

    They will be open Tuesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 6 in order for staff to attend a district conference on April 5. The Driver’s License office will not be open on Wednesday, April 5. The office will be open on Tuesday and Thursday for this week only.

    Regular hours for Plymouth County’s Driver’s License will resume the following week – Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30

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    Union County: 2016’s great for P & Z revenue

    Union County Planning & Zoning
    2016 Revenue

    Year No. of Construction Building
    Permits Value Permit Fees
    2008 168 $41,897,297 $96,270
    2009 181 37,613,196 100,465
    2010 148 31,727,766 69,623
    2011 124 14,352,835 37,320
    2012 137 18,405,000 49,063
    2013 141 23,148,221 56,047
    2014 128 27,814,012 65,270
    2015 157 40,221,510 75,649
    2016 127 38,100,911 75,407
    Source: Union County Planning Director Dennis Henze

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Into the Union County history books it goes: 2016 was the fourth best year for Planning & Zoning fees’ revenue since 2008 when the economy tanked into recession and then the floods hit.

    It’s the third best year for construction value in rural Union County, Planning Director Dennis Henze told the commissioners at

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    Glow Walk/Run Fundraiser is Saturday, April 8

    The Plymouth County 4-H Foundation is hosting the Ready, Set, Glow with 4-H Fun Walk and 5K Run Fundraiser on Saturday, April 8.

    This event will kick off at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. There will be a 1 mile fun walk and a 5K run.

    Check in for the event will be from 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. and the run/walk will begin at 8:30 p.m. Closing ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the event. Raffle prizes will

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    Union County Sheriff’s Office February 2017

    Total arrests coming through the Union County Jail in the month of February- 39

    Total number of individuals incarcerated in jail awaiting trial, sitting out sentences or awaiting extradition – 20

    You may notice that there may be more charges than arrests. This is due to individuals facing multiple charges.

    Traffic Offenses

    DUI 1st 5

    DUI 2nd 1

    DUI 3rd 0

    DUI 4th 0

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    Bike trail position; radios; AEDs talked at county

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County Supervisors met in regular session Feb. 28.

    The PlyWood Bicycle Trail project, updated radios and Sheriff’s Department Automated External Defibrillators (AEDS) were topics.

    In committee reports the supervisors continued their opposition to funding the 16-mile proposed PlyWood Bike Trail for Merrill and Hinton areas. The trail is named Ply-Wood for its two counties.

    Supervisors Craig Anderson and Chairman Don Kass attended

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    Railroad crossing delayed

    By Steve Peterson

    A planned railroad crossing improvement at Marble Avenue is on hold, reported Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe at the supervisors’ Feb. 14 meeting.

    “The Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad (CCP) has wanted the Legislature and the DOT to increase that fund,” explained Rohe. “So far that has not happened. “

    “Now the CCP has taken the stance that it will not install these crossings unless the local entities or whoever

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    Sheriff makes 2018 budget appeal

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo presented two budgets to the Plymouth County Supervisors on Jan. 10 and offered to present a third FY 2018 budget proposal.

    More staff and patrol cars topped his budgetary needs.

    Jail Budget

    Thirteen years ago when the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center opened, there were 11 employees. Now, there are 11 full-time jailers and six part-time

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    Cable TV rate OK’d on second reading

    By Steve Peterson

    At the Feb. 22 meeting, Hawarden councilors voted 4-0 to approve the Cable Television rate increase.

    This was the second of three readings with the third and final reading set for the March 8 meeting.

    Councilor Travis Olson conducted the meeting in the absence of Mayor Ric Porter. Councilor Monte Harvey was also absent.

    “We have reviewed our rates and now we’re selling

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