February 24 1918
In the bitterly cold French winter of 1917/1918, Company G-the Appanoose men in the 168th Infantry- were fighting in the cold, ice, mud, lice, and constant shelling of the trenches in Lorraine, east of Paris. When the Germans realized the Americans were nearby, they increased their shelling from 150 shells a day to more than a thousand and their airplanes flew almost constantly overhead dropping bombs. Members of the 15th Bavarian Sturm Battalion tossing hand grenades ahead of them and armed with knives and pistols, rushed Company G’s trench. Four Appanoose men were killed.The first to die from our County was Ray Walden (the American Legion Post was named in his honor): Guy Worley, Merrill Morrison, and Ira Rogers. (220-221)
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SIOUX CITY (AP) — Officials in northwest Iowa’s Woodbury County are considering creating a collections department to go after nearly $12 million in unpaid court fines.
The Sioux City Journal reports part of the money would go to the county, so improving collections would help Woodbury County’s budget.
Several other Iowa counties — including Linn, Polk and Plymouth counties — have already established successful collections programs for unpaid court fines. Usually the job is handled either by the county attorney or sheriff.
Woodbury County Attorney P.J. Jennings says he plans to propose creating a collections department later this year.
The Linn County Sheriff’s office has had a collections program in place since 2003. Major Doug Riniker oversees the effort and says the office collected $807,000 in 2012-13.