Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Plane Crashes at LeMars Airport


Thompkins suffered a severe sprained ankle during the air crash. He was treated and released from the Floyd Valley Hospital. Thompkins was the only occupant in the plane.  Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration were on hand today inspecting the crash site.    LeMars Fire chief Dave Schipper describes the open cockpit plane.

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The plane was a two-seat single engine experimental plane that had just taken off from the airport when it encountered some type of trouble and tried to return to the airport, but crashed in the corn field nearly a quarter of a mile from the airport's runway west of the airport.  The plane is listed as a total loss with damage estimates at least $30,000. 



(LeMars) -- Tonight will be the first school board meeting for Fred Zenk as the newest school board director.  The school board will recognize Dan Smith for his 15 years of service to the students of the LeMars Community School District.  The school board will elect its new officers, and hear reports about the student count.  The school board will also discuss the annual progress report and review the audit report.

(LeMars) -- The LeMars City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday at noon.  On the agenda will be discussion and possible action of the general obligation loan agreement and bond purchase.  This is the date for the public hearing on this matter.  The city council will take action not to exceed $4,990,000.  It is estimated the city will save $312,000 by refinancing the 2006 General obligation bonds.  The Finance Committee has already approved the measure and is recommending council approval.

(LeMars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet on Tuesday at the Plymouth County courthouse.  The Supervisors will review the condition of the secondary roads with County engineer, Tom Rohe (Roy).  The Supervisors will also discuss the couthouse air conditioning unit with a consultant.

 SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Some employees at a Sioux City mail
processing center could be paid even if they don't work after the
facility closes. The U.S. Postal Service is closing the center on
Friday. A Postal Service spokesman says 40 workers on standby
status could be asked to report to the Sioux City post office and
wait until called upon to fill in where needed.

(Dakota Dunes, SD) -- Siouxland Surgery Center, based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, is being recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in America for patient experience based on female patient satisfaction.  The rating was conducted by Women Certified, a part of women-based magazines Working Mother and Working Women. 

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