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Thursday Afternoon News, September 28th


Democratic Governor Candidate To Visit Le Mars

(Le Mars) — Iowa Democratic governor candidate Nate Boulton is scheduled to make an appearance in Le Mars today. Boulton will be at the Lally’s Restaurant beginning at 5:30 p.m. He is one of at least eight different democrats seeking to unseat Republican Governor Kim Reynolds. Boulton is a State Senator
from Columbus Junction. Bouton is an advocate of public education and of employee unions.



Floyd Valley Healthcare To Offer Free Skin Cancer Screening

(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare is hosting a free skin cancer screening test to be conducted later this afternoon beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Kari Daale with the Floyd Valley Education Department explains what people need to do.

The Floyd Valley Education Coordinator says the screening is for everyone, but she notes those that work outside in the sunlight for long hours of exposure such as farmers, contractors, construction employees, and others should really take
advantage of the free skin cancer screening.

Daale says there will not be any treatment offered tonight, as the program is designed only to be as an assessment.  She says if you notice a mole, or an area of skin that is discolored, you should be tested.

That screening is scheduled for today at 5:00 p.m.



Good Samaritan Society To Distribute Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Founder’s Day

(Le Mars) — The Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars will celebrate its Founder’s Day on Saturday.  Darci Athens serves as the Resource Director for the Good Samaritan Society.  She says the purpose behind celebrating Founders Day is to assist senior citizens with means in order to prolong their time living at home.

This is the second year the nursing care facility has distributed carbon monoxide detectors. Athens says, like last year, they hope to install carbon monoxide detectors in 50 different homes.

Athens says a short program will be held at the Le Mars Good Samaritan Society nursing care center to help kick off the day’s events.

Athens says all 50 homes have been identified, but she encourages those senior citizens that wish to have a carbon monoxide detector to contact the Good Samaritan Society to be placed on a waiting list.



Fire and Rescue Department To Hold Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

(Le Mars) — October is known as fire prevention month, and Sunday, October 1st, the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department will host its annual pancake and sausage breakfast between 8:00 until 12:00 noon to be held at Fire Station number 1
located on 1st Street southwest, across from the Eagle’s Club.  Fire Chief Dave Schipper talks about the pancake breakfast.

Schipper says the event always falls on the first Sunday of October.  It has been a fire department tradition for nearly 40 years.




Businesses May See Fees Increase

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa businesses could soon face higher fees for legal filings under a plan by Secretary of State Paul Pate to raise money for his office’s technology upgrades.
Pate’s office published a “notice of intended action” Wednesday outlining fee increases that would affect businesses of all sizes.
The public has until Oct. 17 to comment on the rules, which are drawing some concerns from business groups.
Those who have accounts with Pate’s office for billing would face the steepest increase, with annual fees quadrupling to $100.
The fee for filing a Uniform Commercial Code paper document would double to $20. The fees for reports that must be filed every two years by corporations would increase $15.
The money would go toward a “Technology Modernization Fund” approved by lawmakers earlier this year.