Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday headlines! 08/30/2020

-Manning Regional Healthcare is eager to announce that they now have a designated respiratory clinic at MRHC for patients experiencing respiratory symptoms. Family Practice Director, Shelby Dickson stated, “The clinic opened on September 1st with the main goal of keeping patients with suspected coronavirus separate from well patients.”

 

The entrance to the respiratory clinic is on the back of the hospital with signs directing visitors where to go. Those experiencing respiratory symptoms are encourage to set up an appointment and upon arrival make sure to call 712-655-2072.

 

-The Carroll Community School District announced yesterday that a student at Carroll High School has returned a positive test for COVID19. Superintendent Casey Berlau said in a statement that the district has been working closely with local public health officials to assist with any contact tracing and that any individuals who have been identified as having close contact with the positive individual will receive a separate communication regarding the necessary procedures.

 

-In 1915, James Marsh designed two rainbow bridges to inhabit this region of Iowa. And just recently, people teamed up to renovate the rainbow bridge in Rockwell City. Rockwell City Revitalization, Calhoun County Conservation, and Boy Scout Troop 94 as well as others were responsible for this initiative. The property that surrounds the bridge was cleared of weeds, overgrown bush, and the entrance drive was repaired and a road closed sign was replaced with a decorative rock that features a sign with details about the bridge. The other rainbow bridge in the area designed by Marsh is located just south of Lake City.

 

 

-On Wednesday around 7:20 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was called to a domestic disturbance where a female victim alleged to police that about an hour earlier she was physically assaulted by 27 year old Darius Daniel of Storm Lake. The victim alleged that after the assault, Daniels forced entry into an apartment and assaulted a male subject inside. Daniels fled the scene but was located by Storm Lake Police at approximately 8:00 p.m. and taken into custody. Daniels has been charged with domestic abuse assault, 2nd degree burglary, is booked in the Buena Vista County jail where he has been held without bond.

 

 

-One day after an Iowa judge voided 50,000 absentee ballot requests, a second judge said Friday he will rule shortly on the Trump campaign’s motion to invalidate at least 14,000 more.

Judge Patrick Tott heard arguments Friday morning on the dispute in Woodbury County and said that he would try to issue a ruling shortly.

At issue is whether Woodbury County’s elections commissioner, Patrick Gill, acted improperly when he sent absentee ballot request forms to 57,000 registered voters that had their personal information filled in. About 14,000 have been returned so far.

 

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