Shannon Peters and Maureen Rattray say they want change, after they say they were unlawfully strip-searched at the Woodbury County jail and humiliated as a result. A copy of Peters complaint, filed in federal court by her lawyer, says that after she was booked, a female jailer ordered her to take her clothes off, and was assaulted by several jailers. A trial is scheduled for December.
A wet spring continues to soak soil across much of the Midwest, causing the drought to retreat westward. It shows the drought has subsided for nearly two-thirds of Iowa. A smaller portion of western Nebraska is in extreme or exceptional drought. The soil moisture is good news for corn growers who are now dodging rain storms to get seed in the ground.
Dordt College has broken ground on a $20 million expansion of its Science and Technology Center Thursday. Phase one will cost $12 million. The expansion will include a nursing lab, a new engineering wing and a modern greenhouse. Dordt officials are hoping expansion could open as early as fall of 2014.
Students, staff and teachers said goodbye to a near century-old Sioux City school on Thursday. They hoisted more than 400 balloons-- tied together in a "W" formation-- to bid farewell to Washington Elementary School that will be demolished next week. Students will attend Longfellow Elementary until construction of the new Washington Elementary is done in August of 2015.
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