- The Waldorf College Theatre Company's performance of The Tempest at Lund Pond on the Waldorf campus has been postponed to Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. due to pending weather conditions. In case of rain on Tuesday, the performance will take place in the Atrium.:
- 5/21/13-Varsity game first Lake Mills High School baseball at Lake Mills will be played tonight-Varsity first at 5:45 pm; LMJV to follow.:
DEMOCRATIC IOWA Iowa leans toward Democrats in recent years (Information in the following story is from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Iowa voters used to consistently support Republican presidential candidates, but ever since the late 1980s the state has been leading toward Democrats. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports Iowans chose Democratic candidates in six of the last seven races. But Iowa supported Republicans in all but five elections between the Civil War and 1988. Experts say the voting shift is a reflection of the changing demographics of Iowa. The state is becoming more urban and better educated, and also a growing Hispanic population. But that doesn’t mean Iowa will become a solid blue state because the state’s demographics may shift again, and Republicans may find new ways to appeal to Iowans. And Iowa will continue to have a significant political impact as long as it holds the first caucus in the nation.
MOTORCYCLE CRASH Iowa motorcyclist critically hurt in crash DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa motorcycle driver was critically hurt when he collided with a sport utility vehicle in Des Moines. Police say that 38-year-old Bradford Clikeman is not expected to survive the injuries he sustained Saturday even though he was wearing a helmet. Police say the 42-year-old driver of a Kia SUV turned left in front of Clikeman as both vehicles were in the same intersection. Matthew Rodine’s SUV collided with Clikeman’s motorcycle. Rodine was not hurt in the crash. Police have said alcohol was not a factor in the crash that happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, but they are continuing to investigate.
CONSTRUCTION DEATH Construction worker dies in Sioux City, Iowa SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The death of a construction worker is being investigated in Sioux City. Police say the worker died Saturday while helping build the new Sabre Industries campus in a Sioux City industrial park. The incident was reported around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Details of how the worker died weren’t immediately available. Police did not immediately release the name of the worker who was killed. TEEN FATAL Northwest Iowa teen dies in weekend rollover crash (Information in the following story is from: KTIV-TV, http://www.ktiv.com)
REMSEN, Iowa (AP) – Authorities are investigating a rollover crash that killed one northwest Iowa teen and injured two others. KTIV television reports the crash happened around 2:30 Saturday afternoon in Plymouth County, Iowa. The Remsen fire department found that 17-year-old Matthew Gerrietts had been thrown from the SUV he was driving. He died at the scene. Gerrietts’ two passengers, 16-year-old Mindy Gerrietts and 15-year-old Phillip Renken, were taken to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries.
FARM FATAL Man killed in Iowa farm accident identified (Information in the following story is from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com) TOLEDO, Iowa (AP) – The central Iowa man who died in a farm accident last week has been identified. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 79-year-old Russell Behounek of Chelsea died Thursday afternoon. Authorities say Behounek was working on “an old corn picker” when it fell on him, pinning him underneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
CHATTY CONSEQUENCES Iowa judge increases bond after man keeps talking (Information in the following story is from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com) BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man learned an expensive lesson about following a judge’s orders last week. The Hawk Eye reports that Des Moines County District Associate Judge Mark Kruse added $5,000 to David Good’s bond on Friday after Good failed to stay quiet. After Kruse, increased the 45-year-old Burlington man’s bond to $15,000, he ordered deputies to remove him from the courtroom. Good had been making an initial appearance on a charge of domestic abuse. Good tried to discuss details of the fight he had with his wife’s son, but Judge Kruse didn’t want to get into evidence in the case at Friday’s hearing. Good was arrested early Friday after the altercation with his wife’s son. Good remained in custody Sunday afternoon.