WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS CERTIFIED THE VOTES FROM THE JUNE 5TH PRIMARY AT THEIR MEETING TUESDAY MORNING.
COUNTY AUDITOR PAT GILL SAYS AROUND 30 ABSENTEE BALLOTS WERE RECEIVED THAT WERE POSTMARKED BEFORE JUNE 5TH, AND FOUR OF FIVE PROVISIONAL BALLOTS WERE ACCEPTED, BUT THOSE VOTES DID NOT CHANGE ANY OF THE FINAL ELECTION RESULTS.
GILL SAYS SOME WRITE IN BALLOTS WERE RECEIVED WITH UNUSUAL NAMES ON THEM:
OTIS WAS THE TOWN DRUNK ON THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. OTHER VOTES WERE CAST LOCALLY FOR DONALD DUCK AND BARACK OBAMA.
The Iowa Finance Authority has teamed up with the Greater Sioux City Board of Realtors, RE/MAX and Security National Bank to promote "The Meaning of Homeownership" contest.
Ashley Jared of the I-F-A says it's to promote June as National Homeownership Month and to increase awareness of the Iowa Finance Authority's programs offered at more than 400 local lender locations throughout the state.
Their realtor will snap a photo for entry in the Facebook contest. The contestant with the most votes wins a $1,500 gift card. Sioux City area residents are encouraged to visit a participating contest location for their chance to win.
Contest entries will be voted on by the public July 2-15 at the Iowa Finance facebook site.
A jury has been seated for the second trial of a Sioux City man accused of fatally punching an Ida Grove man in 2010.
The trial of Bradley Gregg will begin Wednesday morning in Woodbury County District Court. The 31 year old Gregg is charged with involuntary manslaughter and assault causing serious injury.
His first trial ended with a hung jury in September of 2011. Prosecutors say Gregg punched 28-year-old Joseph McDonald, of Ida Grove, in October 2010. Police say McDonald then fell and never regained consciousness.
Police say Gregg had been exchanging insults with McDonald's wife. Gregg faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.