Monday, May 30, 2016
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BoDeans Hopes to Expand

(Le Mars)-- Bo Deans Cone Company L.L.C. is proposing expansion of its business operations and creation of additional jobs in Le Mars, Iowa.  BoDeans Cone Company is pursuing financial assistance for a portion of the costs of the project, and is requesting approval from the City of Le Mars to submit applications to the Iowa Department of Economic Development for funding through the High Quality Jobs Program.  The Le Mars City Council is expected to address the matter during today's regular meeting. 

(LeMars) -- County election officials have announced a total of 6660 registered voters in LeMars for the upcoming city election.  Breaking it down further, Ward 1 has 2247 registered voters, Ward 2 has 2694 voters, and Ward 3 with 1719 registered voters.  The Mayorial race in LeMars is uncontested with current mayor Richard Kirchoff seeking re-election.  All three city council seats are also unapposed. 

(LeMars) -- The city council has scheduled today as a public hearing for all the proposed changes with the city water system that includes new meters, pump stations, and other general improvements .  The public hearing is scheduled for noon at the city council chambers at the city hall.


(Le Mars) The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will review a resolution authorizing submission of IDED application for investment for tax credits for BoDeans Company L.L.C. at their meeting tommorrow morning.  Also on the boards agenda, Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe will present a resolution for the Powder Players Inc. Snowmobile Club.  The Board of Supervisors meet at 9:30am in the lower level of the Plymouth County Court House.

(Sioux Center) -- Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health has selected Mike Schouten of Sioux Center as the 2011 Hall of Fame honoree.  Schouten is the Dordt College Agriculture Stewardship Center manager.  He teaches in the college's agricultural programs, where he shows students how to safely operate agricultural equipment.  His contributions to agricultural safety extend to the greater Sioux County community.  Schouten works with Northwest REC in teaching and promoting electrical safety in agricultural settings, and he has assisted a  Sioux City television station in  developing farm safety public service announcements for the harvest season.  He serves as the central coordinator for safety demonstrations devices for Dordt College, the Farm Bureau, Iowa State University Extension, and the Sioux Center Community hospital.

(Des Moines) -- Iowa's fall harvest is nearing completion.  In the latest weekly crops and weather report, corn harvest is now listed as 87 percent finished, while the soybean harvest is 98 percent done.  Although the dry weather has benefitted farmers in getting their crops out, it also has hindered the state's pasture ground.  Nearly 50 percent of the pastures are either listed in poor or very poor condition.  Over three-quarters of the state is rated short to very short when it comes to topsoil moisture levels.  Subsoil moisture also continues to be dry with over one-quarter of Iowa reporting adequate subsoil moisture levels.



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