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Floyd Valley Hospital To Get USDA Loan

(Le Mars) -- U-S Senator Tom Harkin will be in Le Mars on Saturday morning to deliver some good news for the Floyd Valley Hospital.  Harkin is expected to announce the U-S Department of Agriculture's Rural Development will extend a loan of $15 million to the hospital on a 35 year term for construction of the new addition.  Floyd Valley Hospital officials have been anxiously awaiting the news from the USDA.  Mike Donlin is the administrator for Floyd Valley Hospital. 

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In addition to announcing the loan for the Floyd Valley Hospital, the Democratic Senator will be reviewing the historic renovation of the American Legion Wasmer Post #241.  Harkin was responsible for securing grant money for Mainstreet renovations programs.  The American Legion was able to utilize grant money with a federal challenge grant of $30,000, plus $15,000 from the city of Le Mars, and $15,000 in private donations for the total historic restoration project of over $60,000.  Harkin will make both announcements from the American Legion Hall beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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