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Monday Afternoon News, October 9th


Tri-County Special Response Team Conducting Training

(Le Mars) — Tri-County Special Response Team consisting of members of the Le Mars Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cherokee Police Department is
conducting training today through Wednesday, October 9th – 11th. Some of the training will be done in the town of Oyens. If you see a large law enforcement presence in Oyens, it is an exercise only.



Le Mars Community High School To Host College Fair

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Community High School will be hosting its annual College Fair this evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Carey gymnasium.  Le Mars Community High School Guidance Counselor Jud Kopperud says the college fair is open to all area juniors and seniors along with their parents.

Kopperud says he and Le Mars Community’s other guidance counselor Melissa Hill have taken the liberty to register all Le Mars Community juniors and seniors.

Kopperud says nearly 60 different community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and military branches will be present at the college fair.

The Le Mars Community Guidance Counselor says many of the area colleges including Morningside, Briar Cliff, Buena Vista, Dordt, Northwestern, and Wayne State will also be on hand for tonight’s college fair.  Kopperud says the College Fair has been designed so students can obtain valuable information of their college of choice.

The Le Mars Community High School College Fair is scheduled for this evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Carey gymnasium.



Driver’s License Testing To Be Closed

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Driver’s License office will close at 3:00 on Wednesday, Oct. 11th and remain closed on Thursday Oct 12th so that staff can attend a statewide conference.Iowa DOT is holding their 3rd annual Statewide Driver’s License Issuance Conference in Des Moines.  The Iowa DOT will have the opportunity to discuss updates and provide training to the Driver’s License staff.The Plymouth County Driver’s License office will reopen the following week Oct
18 & 19 as normal from 8:30 – 4:30.



Gehlen and Le Mars Community Marching Bands Win Dutchmen Contest

(Orange City) — Gehlen Catholic & LCS were two of 23 marching bands who competed Saturday, October 7th, at the 2017 Dutchmen Field Championships in Orange City,

Gehlen Catholic placed 1st in Class 1A. Gehlen Catholic also won the Pizza Ranch Triple “S” (Sportsmanship) Award, Best Color Guard & Horn Line in Class 1A.

LeMars Community placed 1st in Class 3A. LCS also won the Pizza Ranch Triple “S” (Sportsmanship) Award, Best Color Guard & I believe Best Horn Line in Class 3A.

Both schools will compete this Wednesday afternoon & night at the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Marching Band Contest in Sheldon. “State” was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, October 7th. Due to the rain on Friday & Saturday morning, “State” was rescheduled for this Wednesday, October



Iowa State University To Host President Finalists

AMES, Iowa (AP) – The second of four finalists to be Iowa State University’s next president is senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Georgia, Athens.
The Iowa Board of Regents says Pamela Whitten will visit the Ames campus Tuesday and meet with staff, students and community members. Her curriculum vitae and interview schedule are available on Iowa State’s presidential search website, presidentsearch.iastate.edu.
The first finalist, Sonny Ramaswamy, is visiting the campus Monday. He’s director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
The regents are scheduled to meet Oct. 23 to choose the next president.



Infant Drowns

LEIGHTON, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say a year-old infant has drowned in a central Iowa farm pond.
The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and medics were sent around 3 p.m. Sunday to a residence about 4 miles (7 kilometers) west-southwest of Leighton. The office says in a news release that family members were performing CPR on the infant when medics arrived. The child was pronounced dead later at Mahaska Health Partnership Hospital in Oskaloosa.
An autopsy has been ordered. The infant’s name and other details about the incident haven’t been released.