DESPITE SEVERAL LOCAL RACES OF INTEREST IN WOODBURY COUNTY, ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY IT'S BEEN A DISMAL TURNOUT AT THE POLLS TODAY.
WOODBURY COUNTY AUDITOR PAT GILL SAYS ONLY 3100 VOTES HAD BEEN CAST AS OF 4PM. ON MONDAY GILL PREDICTED A TURNOUT OF AROUND 10-THOUSAND VOTERS IN THE COUNTY.
THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET TO THE POLLS IN IOWA. THEY DON'T CLOSE UNTIL 9PM. SOUTH DAKOTA IS ALSO HOLDING THEIR PRIMARY TODAY. POLLS IN THAT STATE CLOSE AT 7PM.
A man who escaped from a residential work release center in Sioux City is back in custody.
State prison officials say 40-year-old Cletus Armell was captured Tuesday. He was taken to the Woodbury County jail.
Armell failed to return to the facility on Sunday from a shopping pass. He was serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery. He was transferred to the work release center in Sioux City in December.
From Associated Press
THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SIOUX CITY DIOCESE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IS TAKING ON ADDITIONAL DUTIES.
DAN RYAN WILL ALSO SERVE AS INTERIM PRESIDENT OF BISHOP HEELAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS UNTIL A SUCCESSOR IS FOUND FOR FATHER PATRICK WALSH.
FATHER WALSH RETIRED ON JUNE 1ST. RYAN JOINED THE DIOCESE THREE YEARS AGO AND HAS WORKED WITH HEELAN AND OTHER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ON LONG RANGE PLANNING, ENROLLMENT AND OTHER ISSUES.
WOODBURY COUNTY VOTERS WILL CHOOSE THEIR PARTY, RECEIVE THEIR BALLOT AND PLACE THEIR VOTE TODAY IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
TWO SIOUX CITY REPUBLICANS, MATTHEW UNG AND RON JORGENSEN, ARE IN THE RACE TO BECOME THE DISTRICT 6 STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE.
FORMER SIOUX CITY MAYOR MIKE HOBART AND LINDA HOLUB ARE FIGHTING IN THE REPUBLICAN DISTRICT 1 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RACE.
IN THE DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISORS RACE, VOTERS WILL CHOOSE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS ELDON ELIASON, DICK SALEM AND GREG TRUCKE.
FOR COUNTY AUDITOR, REPUBLICANS DOUG BATCHELLER, MARK JENSEN AND CHRIS PIERCE WILL BATTLE IT OUT.
IN THE RACE FOR COUNTY SHERIFF, REPUBLICAN VOTERS WILL CHOOSE BETWEEN JAMES BAUERLY, DAVID DREW AND GREG LOGAN, WHILE DEMOCRATS DECIDE BETWEEN DOUG BOETGER AND MARTY POTTEBAUM.
POLLS WILL CLOSE AT 9 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.
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