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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - August 30, 2007, Le Mars, Iowa Daily sentinel August 30, 2007 P L Y M H COUNTY'S NEWSPAPER Victim notification service goes online in county BY MAGDALENE BIESANZ Staff writer A free system that will let victims know when an offender is released from custody is ready to roll in Plymouth Information and Notification is a service that allows victims to anonymously call in or check a website for the status and location of an offender at any and they can register for immediate notification on any change to that tus while he or she is incarcerated in It went online in Plymouth County this The phone number is toll 1-888-7-IAVINE and the website is Before victims could register to be notified in writing of events like sentencing or release from custody regarding a certain problem was that is an 8 to 5 but most of this business isn't 8 to 5," said County Attorney Darin is a 24 hour If a defendant makes bail at 2 the victim of a violent crime could go online and find Or if they're registered for instant the system will keep dialing their phone until it gets an The system can also help deter Raymond these defendants know more people are watching they might not be as ready to commit more he Raymond said as county attorney he'd seen the written notification system's see offenders on the street before I got notice from the parole board they were and that really troubled he does not replace the victim protection services each county has in place Raymond noting that the and specifically Victim Witness Coordinator Heidi will continue the measures they take to assist rule is when a guy makes bail if we can't reach the victim we make sure someone is out on the road to make contact with Raymond works well but not Today's technology has made a legitimate tool to help years ago this would have been less but we have the opportunity today for every CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 board members have filed for re-election Two Floyd Valley Hospital board members have filed for said Le Mars city clerk Bev Larry Petersen returned completed nominating papers to the city clerk's office Tuesday and hospital trustee Jim Ryan returned them on Petersen has served on the hospital board since 2003 while Ryan's been an board trustee since January 2000. The term of hospital trustee Rosacker also expires this The deadline to return nomination Langel is Sept. 20. Museum to host Loess Hills weekend Loess Hills Native American exhibit to be dedicated the A Salute to the Loess coming to the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars on Sept. 22. The special day for the Loess Hills is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth a CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 World Wrap An update on news from around the nation and NEW ORLEANS - James Chaney spent the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina doing what he's been doing since the killer storm crashed house lis pretty close to being now we're trying to get my said 39. God for family and If it wasn't for them nobody would ever get back Two years after Katrina a storm of bitterness and has yet to While me were held to mark the residents fumed about the government's response and to demand want people tq know that nothing is being done to help people said Samuel Banks 40, as he marched with about 1,000 other protesters can the city if nobody has money or Bush visited the firs it school to reopen in the Lower 9th Ward and pledged additional still paying We he UXe dem Koch waxes philosophically while growing succulently sweet apples BY EARL Editor Norman Koch is just as comfortable planting a tree as he is planting his nose in the latest issue of the National And he's just as likely to be rhapsodizing about the writings of philosophical heavyweights Jacques and Ronald Knox as he is about his bumper crop of Jonathan Koch may be an apple farmer but once you cut to the he's much I had the choice between walking the dog or mowing the Koch rather be picking The Le Mars owner of Koch says he got into the apple business in a roundabout met a fella by the name of Koch was the chemistry professor over at Somewhere in his background must have been a penchant for growing apples because he and his wife 4" 4' photo by Earl Norman Koch will be opening his Le Mars apple orchards on Sept. 3 and 10, before beginning daily business on Sept. 17. Koch says he has Red and Golden and a bumper crop of his best selling Haralson I'M planted an orchard back in the early 40s." Hershberger Orchards remained a family operation until the professor's death in caretaker in exchange for a split of the 1972. a few trees on their Koch Remembering all of the widow and golden times spent on his son asked me if I'd be the CONTINUED ON PAGE 14 Hansohn keeps kids toeing the line BY MAGDALENE BIESANZ Staff writer Andrea sweet smile is immediately but there's more behind it. In her line of Hansohn has to be tough as a drill peppy as a fan club and understanding as a She may be but when she draws the nobody better be crossing it. unusual job description is that of a juvenile drug court officer for Plymouth and Clay a new position for the third judicial district this She stepped into that position this CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 i Andrea Hansohn BAD WEATHER ROLLING IN photo by TV Hard heavy and reports of hail put an end to the practice session of the Panthers football team Monday Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land state climatologist Harry Hillacker reported that recent continuing rains resulted in a statewide average precipitation amount of 8.62 inches In breaking the previous record of 8.24 inches in August 1993. CASA volunteers needed for children BY BEVERLY VAN BUSKIRK Lifestyles editor Training will begin Sept. 13 for Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers in Sioux and Monona Applications from concerned and committed citizens willing to serve abused and neglected children involved in the juvenile court and child welfare system are now being The application process includes a personal interview and background check which must be conducted before training Mary Herbst of Le Mars has been a CASA volunteer for about 12 not a Big Big Sister she watch out for the child's Today's Toolbox welfare and help them move through the Once a volunteer will visit an assigned child or children monthly in the child's The volunteer will monitor the court orders arid assess the effectiveness of the services to the child and file a written report for the work with social schools and said is a child waiting who needs your The goal is to provide a permanent home for the child as quickly as To apply to be a CASA call Maria Treiber toll free at 1-866-295-5263 or for more Herbst will also answer questions and may be contacted at 546-4921. Breakfast For Supper Enjoy these ideas with family Should Le 24-Hour Weather Mostly high near 78. Thursday Mostly with a low around 53. Page 7 Fun ' Women Index royal decree from using hotel 1 Find on 2 and at State & For the Lighter Volume 136 Issue 170
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