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Saturday News, March 4th


Pheasants Forever Banquet Set For Saturday

This Saturday, the Plymouth County chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 32nd annual banquet at the Le Mars Convention Center. Chapter President Kevin Gengler says the evening festivities should be a good time for all ages, with the doors opening at 5:00.

The Chapters main means of raising funds comes from the annual banquet, with the money raised going toward land purchases in the county.

The Pheasants Forever Chapter in Plymouth County is one of the largest chapters in the United States, with over 200 sponsors supporting this event, making it possible to auction off some exciting retreats and over 40 shotguns.

The Banquet will start at 5:00 at the Le Mars Convention Center, with rib-eye steaks and stuffed chicken breasts being served at 6:00. Tickets will be available at the door.

Each year Plymouth County Pheasants Forever has an annual banquet to get fellow pheasant hunters and those in the community to gather together in support of our pheasants. Raising money to help the efforts of conservation and habitat that is related to our pheasant population. As well, educating those new members and or youth in why our Pheasants Forever Chapter is important to the sport in our communities.


Pro-Trump Rallies On Saturday Scheduled In Four Iowa Cities

Supporters of President Trump are planning rallies in four Iowa cities tomorrow (Saturday). Organizers of these “Spirit of America” rallies across the country say their goal is to show there’s broad support for the president’s agenda.

She says the rallies will feature speakers, patriotic songs, and fellowship.

The pro-Trump rallies in Iowa are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday). The central Iowa event will be held on the state capitol grounds in Des Moines. The rally in Ottumwa will be held in the Central Park Band Shelter. Davenport Guns will host the event in Davenport. Organizers of the Council Bluffs event call it a “street corner” rally — at the corner of 16th and Broadway in Council Bluffs.


Lebanese Man Indicted For Smuggling Guns

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A Lebanese man has been indicted on a federal count, accused of a scheme to smuggle guns purchased in Iowa to his country.

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa says 42-year-old Fadi Yassine was charged in the indictment with conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act and to ship, transport, and deal firearms without a license.

Yassine was arrested Feb. 5 in New York as he entered the U.S. from Lebanon on a warrant. He has been ordered detained without bond pending trial.

Four Cedar Rapids residents with ties to Lebanon were sentenced to prison for their role in the conspiracy last year.

The Indictment alleges that firearms were shipped to Lebanon from Cedar Rapids on several occasions during 2014 and 2015.