Tuesday Afternoon News, October 28
Community And Retail Academy Scheduled For Le Mars
(Le Mars) -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Plymouth County along with the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Community and Retail Academy scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29th. The seminar will take place in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Ann Schroenrock, co-program coordinator with Plymouth County Extension says the all-day conference will appeal to area businesses regardless of size.
Schroenrock says after lunch the seminar will feature different break out sessions that will help small retail businesses with branding and marketing.
The Plymouth County Extension official says the information to be delivered at the seminar is specific to northwest Iowa.
Registration for the conference is due today. You will need to contact the Plymouth County Extension Services at (712) 546-7835 in order to register.
Sioux City Schools To Install Additional Security Cameras
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Sioux City will install security cameras in its 17 elementary schools and update cameras in middle and high schools.
Officials say the move will help ensure the security of students and staff.
Technology director Neil Schroeder of the Sioux City school district said the elementary schools currently do not have security cameras installed in their buildings.
On Monday, the school district approved an agreement with Midwest Alarm to set up eight cameras in each elementary school.
Under the agreement, the company would also update more than 200 of the devices in middle schools, high schools and other district buildings.
The Sioux City Journal reports the project is expected to cost about $454,000.
Fort Dodge To Again Have Air Service
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Commercial air flights will return to Fort Dodge with Air Choice One offering trips to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Fort Dodge has been without air service since Great Lakes Airlines stopped flights in February, because of a lack of pilots.
It's not yet known when the new flights by Air Choice One will start. The airline's chief administrative officer, Cindy Stork, says a starting date hasn't been finalized.
But Rhonda Chambers, the aviation director of Fort Dodge Regional Airport, says she expects the service will start in about 60 to 90 days. Chambers says the airport's commission is excited commercial flights will be offered again at the Fort Dodge airport.
New Hampton Fire
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) - A fire has destroyed a longtime furniture store in northeast Iowa.
Firefighters responded early Tuesday to Dungey's Furniture and Floors in New Hampton. They remained on the scene several hours later.
No one was inside the building at the time of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
New Hampton Fire Chief Steve Geerts says the store, which has been in business for more than 50 years, was destroyed.
Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.