Monday News, October 26
Additional Information Released Involving Highway 75 Roll-over Accident
(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County authorities have released additional information regarding that roll-over accident that happened Friday morning on Highway 75 between Hinton and Merrill. The accident occurred at about 10:40 a.m. and involved a pick up truck. Plymouth County sheriff's deputies who investigated the accident scene say 24 year old Michael Camacho of Boone, Iowa was traveling south on Highway 75 when his pick up truck started to hydro plane due to the excessive water on the roadway from the heavy rains. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled one and a half times, ending on its top, and ejecting Camacho through the side window. Camacho was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City by the Hinton Ambulance. Both the Hinton and the Merrill Fire Departments responded to the accident scene.
Le Mars Community School Board To Hear Annual Audit Report
(Le Mars) -- Le Mars Community Board of Education are scheduled to meet this evening. They will hear a report presented by Jeff Peters of Williams and Company regarding the annual audit report. In addition, the school board will listen to Eric Peterson and Tracy Wingert, both Technology Instructional Coaches, as they present a report on the professional development opportunities that have been provided for teachers. Steve Webner, assistant school superintendent will have the official certified enrollment numbers of students attending the Le Mars Community School District this year. Dr. Todd Wendt will present to the school board's attention a budget indicators report showing three common indicators of financial health.
Wendt To Speak At Monday's Lunch And Learn Session
(Le Mars) -- Speaking of Dr. Wendt, the school district superintendent is scheduled to be the featured speaker at today's Lunch and Learn session at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor. The Lunch and Learn will begin at 12:00 noon. Lunch and Learn sessions are sponsored by the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Main Street organization and the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Plymouth County.
Plymouth County Historical Museum To Hold "Garage Sale And Bake Sale"
(Le Mars) -- Curiosity seekers will be able to begin searching for treasures in “Old Central” Gym at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 29, when the “Great Garage and Bake Sale” opens at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.
The sales action of opening night will continue through 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is charged for the “Sneak Preview,” with all proceeds going to the Museum.
The remaining days of the “Great Garage Sale” will offer free admission. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, and 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 31. Saturday’s offerings will be half-price.
In addition to the garage sale in the Gym, the event includes a bake sale in the Gym lobby and a concession stand. A silent auction also is planned in the Gym lobby.
Baked goods may be brought to the Museum on Thursday afternoon, Friday morning or Saturday morning.
This year, the remaining garage sale items will be in the Gym for another week through Nov. 7.
Proceeds from the sale go to help the Museum preserve the history of Plymouth County.
Julie Leaverton once again is chairing this year’s sale in cooperation with other Museum volunteers. Norma Martfeld is her assistant. Anyone wishing to help with the sale should call the Museum immediately: 539-0223.
Farmers Should Not Encounter Many Railroad Delays When Marketing This Year's Crops
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Iowa farmers expect fewer problems shipping their crops this year because railroads have made improvements and the market may encourage more farmers to store their grain initially.
Railroads have upgraded their networks since the problems of the last couple years. And the low grain prices may prompt more farmers to hold onto their harvests.
It also helps that the low crude oil prices have slowed the growth of hydraulic fracturing mining, which ships oil and mining materials by rail.
Mike Steenhoek with the Des Moines-based Soy Transportation Coaltion says he expects rail service to continue to be sufficient throughout harvest.