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Tuesday News August 13th

Plymouth Supervisors To Meet

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9:30am in the  Courthouse Board Room where they will canvass the vote of the Local Options Sales Tax held  last Tuesday. 

                 The County Supervisors will also get a road construction update from County engineer Tom Rohe.


Le Mars YMCA Needs Volunteers

(Le Mars) The Le Mars YMCA is in need of around 70 volunteers to help with the 2013 Sprint Triathlon. The volunteers would be needed on Friday September 6th to help with set-up and on Saturday September 7th to help with the event.

  Each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a post race meal. volunteers may also use their time as service hours for school or church.The event should be finished by 1pm and it is NOT the same day this year as the Iowa-Iowa St. football game.

   Anyone interested should call Angela Loutsch, the Y's aquatics director at 546-6655 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Floyd Valley Hospital Trustees To Meet

(Le Mars) -- Floyd Valley Hospital Trustees will meet Tuesday with the intention to discuss both the loading dock relocation project, as well as the north addition expansion project. 

The hospital trustees will also hear a report from hospital officials explain the recent results of the Press Ganey Quarterly Report. 

Clovis "Uphold the Truth" Tour Begins

(Sgt. Bluff) U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis of Hinton will kick off his "Uphold the Truth" tour Wednesday in Sgt. Bluff.

Clovis, who is a professor at Morningside College and a former talk show host on KSCJ Radio in Sioux city, will speak at the Pizza Ranch in Sgt. Bluff at 11a.m. After that he will have stops in Onawa, Missouri Valley and Council Bluffs.

Company Blamed for Cyclospora Suspends Production

(Salinas, Calif.) A California company has voluntarily suspended production of salad mix at a Mexico processing facility that has been linked to an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska.

Salinas, Calif.-based Taylor Farms announced Monday that Taylor Farms de Mexico has stopped production of salad mix and leafy greens at its facility. Production has been shifted to crops and processing facilities in the United States.

Company officials say the move allows the Mexican branch to assist federal authorities in their investigation into the cyclosporiasis outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration says cases of the illness in Nebraska and Iowa have been linked to local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants that are supplied by Taylor Farms de Mexico. The company says it continues to be confident in its Mexico operation.

Eckert's Resignation Accepted

(Sioux City) The city council of Sioux City formally accepted Paul Eckert's resignation as city manager at their Monday meeting. Eckert, who is being sued for sexual harassment by a city employee, resigned last month to become city manager at Mt. Shasta, California.

The council named Bob Padmore, who is Eckert's assistant, to serve as interim city manager until a permanent replacement is hired.


Monday PM News August 12th

Kingsley Boy Rescued From Safe

Some anxious moments for a young Kingsley boy Monday morning. The boy's sister called 9-1-1 around 11am to report he had locked himself in a safe in their family's home.

Kingsley fire personnel quickly responded to the residence at 115 Brookview Drive and freed the boy.

Plymouth County Dispatch says the boy was uninjured.

Le Mars Woman Arrested On OWI/Drug Charges

A Le Mars woman was taken into custody early Sunday morning after a Plymouth County deputy witnessed a car being driven erracticly at the junction of K-22 and C-38.

27 year old Morgan Bernard was arrested and charged with OWI 1st, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of prescription drugs. A passenger in the car, 21 year old Karlton Waterman of LeMars was cited and released for open container.

Morgan was taken to the Plymouth County Jail. Her bond was set at $1,000.

Sun and Fun Tuesday

 if you are a senior citizen ready for some fun in the sun,then head to the Plymouth County Fairgrounds Tuesday. Angela Drake explains:

They're "Puttin on the Ritz" for the 25th Annual Sun 'N Fun Getaway event this year at the Plymouth County Fair Grounds. Tomorrow's (Tuesday's) event is put on by the Connections Area Agency on Aging, formerly known as Siouxland Aging Services.  Event chair Kris Kuchta says that the day will include everything from ballroom dancing, to an antique car show and many engaging speakers.

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The Connections Area Agency on Aging is working to put on this Summer Event, but what do they do the rest of the year?  Kuchta explains.

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Over 300 people are expected for the 25th Annual Sun 'N Fun Event being held for seniors and their caregivers tomorrow from 9am to 1pm at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.  Pre-registration is not required.  Admission is $5 per person which includes the day's activities and lunch.

Butter Cow Vandalized

 An animal welfare group poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair's butter cow, but the damage was quickly scraped away and the iconic sculpture is back on display.
Iowans for Animal Liberation, which promotes veganism, claimed responsibility in a Sunday news release, saying the paint represents the millions of animals killed annually for food. 
The Iowa State Patrol says the attack occurred overnight Saturday after someone broke into the locked refrigerated area of the Agriculture Building where the sculpted cow is displayed. The attackers poured red paint over the sculpture and scrawled, "Freedom for all," on a display window.
Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Scott Bright says the damage was cleaned up quickly Sunday morning and that the display opened as usual.
Bright called it a "mild case of vandalism."



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