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LeMars Community School Releases Annual Progress Report

The "A" would be for the academics...activities...attendance...and attitude.The school district has announced its annual progress report.  In that report, LeMars students tested above the state and national averages for the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development.  School Superintendent, Dr. Todd Wendt... 
 

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Wendt credits the hard work of the students, faculty and staff, and the parents for the achievements accomplished with the LeMars school district of this past year.  Next week, KLEM news will report on additional accomphishments of the LeMars school district as we look at the annual progress report.

(So. Sioux City) -- Students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education may want to attend the 25th annual Tri-State Area College Fair to be held Sunday afternoon at the Marina Conference Center in South Sioux city.  Sheila Schoessler of Education Quest is coordinating the event.  She says more than 80 schools, comprising of state universities, private four-year colleges, and various community college technical schools will be at the college fair.  This year, students are urged to register on-line prior to the college fair to obtain a bar code, which can be scanned by the different schools. 

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Parents are also urged to attend the college fair.  Schoessler says there will be several representatives on hand to answer questions relating to scholarships, grants, student loans, and other sources of financial aid.

(LeMars) -- The LeMars Diabetic Support Group will meet at Floyd Valley Hospital on Monday, October 3rd.  Diane Baack, Floyd Valley Hospital SHIP representative will talk about the many changes with medicare since new legislation has been passed.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the lower level Conference Center room at the Floyd Valley Hospital.

 

(Undated) -- As a result of Thursday's strong winds and the countless fires reported across the state, many companies that sell fire extinguishers and other fire prevention products are seeing a surge in sales. 
Keith Towns of Bekins Fire supplies of Sioux City says this time of year they typically do see an increase in sales of fire extinguishers for farmers.

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Like Bekins Fire Supplies, Lee Myer of Fire Proof Plus of Alta, Iowa, says his business also sees an increase of fire extinguisher sales in the fall, but on Friday morning his phone has been very busy with inquiries.

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Myer says he has noticed farmers have purchased additional fire extinguishers not only for their combine harvesters, but for their semi trucks, and their big round balers. 

(Des Moines) -- Is Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds being positioned by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the next governor?  Many people believe that may very well be the case.   Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has risen from an obscure position as Clarke County treasurer to a high-profile role in Gov. Terry Branstad's administration, leading some to speculate about her future.
Reynolds and Branstad say that the 52-year-old Reynolds is involved in nearly every important policy decision. That's a big change from previous lieutenant governors under Branstad.  Some, such as Danny Homan, who heads the largest union representing state workers, say Branstad seems to be grooming Reynolds to one day become governor.  Lake Mills lawyer Richard Schwarm, who has known Branstad for decades, says Reynolds and Branstad have a strong relationship.
Schwarm says Branstad is "developing things in a way that she could be ready to be governor if she decided to run for it."
Iowa is one of very few states not to have ever elected a female for the govenor's
position.

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