KLEM News Update June 19, 2011
The flea market is from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon in the "Old Central" Gym.
The Museum will also offer its traditional free watermelon feed on July 4th at three in the afternoon on the Museum grounds near the log cabin.
The Museum's exhibit about Cherry Cliff, a longtime Museum volunteer who died May 24th, will be displayed. The displays and memorabilia include the Union Presbyterian Church and Union Consolidated School.
The exhibit is part of "Friends, Flavors and Floods," in the Home Room of the Museum.
Miller's Lunch will be open for root beer floats.
Farm tours featured at Field Day
(CALUMET)-- Information and tours are offered at the I-S-U Northwest Research Farm for the June 29th field day.
The research farm is located south of Calumet in O'Brien County.
I-S-U Extension Field Agronomist Joel DeJong will discuss timely crop production issues. Other topics include the potential for trees for biomass production; weed resistance and management; and managing surface runoff and nutrient loss.
The presentations will be part of a tour of the farm and discussion of topics with field day tour stops completed at noon.
In the afternoon, a guided wagon tour of the experimental plots at the farm will be led by farm superintendent Ryan Rusk.
Four-somes help serve those in need
(REMSEN)--The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center is the place to play to support Mid-Sioux Opportunity in Remsen.
The Seventh annual Golf Tournament is Friday, July 22 beginning with a shotgun start at one in the afternoon.
The four-person best ball tournament includes a meal, award and ceremony.
Registration information for the Mid-Sioux Opportunity fund raiser is available by calling Mid-Sioux Opportunity at 786-2001.
Men's Health is Father's Day Focus
(DES MOINES)--With Father's Day today, it may be time to suggest to dear ole' dad that he take better care of himself. Chuck Reed, spokesman for the Iowa chapter of the American Cancer Society, says this is Men's Health Week and it provides an ideal opportunity to remind that guy you care about him.
It's a good time to remind your dad, grandfather, uncle or brother -- whatever man is in your life -- to make sure he's up to date on his screenings. He says the colonoscopy, for example, which screens for colon cancer, should be performed by the time a man turns 50.
Colon cancer is the #3 killer of men and it's almost 99% treatable when it's caught at an early stage. Reed says it's critical for all men to get check-ups and to take the steps necessary toward living healthier lives. He notes, that includes quitting chewing tobacco and quitting smoking.
Tobacco is the #1 cause of cancer, responsible for causing about 30% of all cancers. Other lifestyle factors include good exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight and eating a proper diet. Elements that you control can make up about 60% of the chances of getting cancer -- or not. Learn more at: www.cancer.org (News report by Radio Iowa)
Branstad seeks disaster declaration for 6 counties
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Gov. Terry Branstad is asking President Barack Obama to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for six western Iowa counties due to flooding along the Missouri River.
In a statement released Saturday, Branstad says he signed a letter that will be delivered to Obama. It seeks the declaration for Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties.
If granted, the declaration enables the use of long-term federal recovery programs that help public organizations and some non-profits. Some of the efforts are matched by state programs.
Public money can be used for tasks such as repairs to damaged public buildings and loans needed for essential government functions.
Branstad also is seeking Direct Federal Assistance, which helps with services such as temporary housing.
State government services won't end
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Amid plenty of talk at the Statehouse about a government shutdown, lawmakers acknowledge that even if they can't reach a budget deal by the time the fiscal year ends June 30, government services won't end.
There are plenty of questions, though, about how the state will operate.
Although Gov. Terry Branstad has emergency authority to keep government going, Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald notes the state has never begun a fiscal year without a budget. That's led to uncertainty about how government would operate.
David Roederer, the director of the Department of Management, says state workers will continue to be paid after July 1 if no agreement is in place, but he declines to provide details.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
FEMA awards $14.8M to Iowa communities, agencies
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $14.8 million in grants to help Iowa communities and agencies make repairs.
A release from U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's office says six Public Assistance Grants were awarded. They range in amount from just over $1 million to $4.5 million.
The grants were given to the communities of Des Moines and Lake View, as well as the Corn Belt Power Cooperative, the Nishnabotna Valley Rural Rural Electric Cooperative, the Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative and the Western Iowa Power Cooperative.
Under the terms of the grants, FEMA contributes 75 percent of the repair costs. The rest must come from state or local entities.
Ron Paul wins straw poll, Huntsman second
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
The perennial libertarian candidate won 612 votes from the gathering that brings presidential candidates, party activists and donors together.
Coming in second place was former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who most recently worked as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China.
Huntsman got 382 votes, but he did not address the conference. Aides said he was ill.
Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a tea party darling, collected 191 votes.
In a sign that GOP activists may be getting war-weary, all three top finishers oppose U.S. involvement in Libya. Paul and Huntsman have questioned continued U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
Toddler dies after falling into Iowa swimming pool
CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) A toddler who was hospitalized after being pulled from a Carter Lake swimming pool has died.
Carter Lake police say the 16-month-old child fell into the pool on June 10 and was pulled out by a family member. The child was unresponsive when medical crews arrived and was taken to Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha.
2 Iowa men arrested in separate building crashes
BEDFORD, Iowa (AP) Two men have been arrested after their vehicles crashed into buildings in separate Iowa communities.
Taylor County sheriff Joshua Weed told KJAN-AM that 26-year-old Anthony Coverdale crashed into the living room of a Bedford house about 11:15 p.m. Friday. No one in the home was injured.
A few hours later, Weed says, 24-year-old Christopher Cameron hit a garage in Clearfield then fled on foot. He was apprehended later by a sheriff's deputy.
Both men are being held Saturday in the Taylor County jail. Each faces charges several charges, including operating while intoxicated.
Iowa man accused of contacting girl online for sex
MARION, Iowa (AP) A Coralville man has been arrested after police say he contacted a girl online and tried to meet her for sex.
Marion police say 34-year-old Craig Perry contacted a girl under age 16 through the social-networking site Facebook and tried to arrange a meeting. The girl and her parents contacted police, who arranged a fake meeting with Perry at a Cedar Rapids mall.
Perry is charged with enticing a minor. He's been released from the Linn County jail on bond.
Iowa attorney asks for assault case to be tossed
AMES, Iowa (AP) An Ames attorney accused of assaulting a female client wants the case dismissed.
The Ames Tribune reports Gerald Moothart filed a motion in Story County Court to have the charge of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse thrown out. The motion says the state hasn't shown the charge is warranted.
A judge has yet to rule in the case.
Japanese beetle on growing list of pests in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Add the Japanese beetle to the list of foreign pests invading Iowa and munching on everything from grape vines to rose bushes.
Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that Iowa's first infestation was recorded in 1994. Japanese beetles are now in at least 52 Iowa counties, and they usually emerge by July.
The beetle is among several insects to land in Iowa in recent years. Iowa is also on alert for Emerald ash borer, gypsy moths and the brown marmorated stink bug.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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