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Tuesday Afternoon News, February 6th


Two Meetings Scheduled For Plywood Recreational Trail Update

(Le Mars) — Two informational meetings have been scheduled regarding the proposed Plywood Recreational Trail. The first meeting will occur this evening, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Willow Creek Banquet Hall. The second meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at the Hinton Community Center in Hinton. Organizers will visit with the public about the latest developments regarding the proposed bicycle trail that would connect Le Mars to Sioux City, via way of Merrill and Hinton.



Floyd Valley Healthcare To Host Heart Seminar

(Le Mars) — February is known as heart month, and we are not talking about Valentine’s Day hearts. Floyd Valley Healthcare will be hosting a community program entitled: “Your Heart Matters” this evening featuring two physicians that specialize in cardio health care. A catered meal will be provided free of
charge, but reservations are required as seating is limited. The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the program to start at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Deborah Majerus, a cardiologist with Cardiovascular Associates of Unity Point Health of St. Lukes in Sioux City will start the program with a question and answer session.

Majerus discusses the most common causes of heart failure.

The cardiologist tells of the symptoms that often occur when a heart attack is happening.

Dr. Majerus says in some instances, the patient having a heart attack will turn pale with a whitish grey colored skin.

Majerus offers some tips in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

To make reservations, for this evening’s seminar you need to call Floyd Valley Healthcare at (712) 546-3401.



Le Mars Police Department Promotes Three Officers

(Le Mars) — Prior to the city council meeting on Tuesday, Le Mars Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte formally acknowledged and promoted three officers. Jay King was officially promoted to the rank of Assistant Police Chief, and officers Lenny Flack and Dan Plueger were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

The police chief says he wanted a supervisor on each shift, in order to match experienced officers with the younger officers.

Vande Vegte says the promotions within the Le Mars Police Department will take effect, immediately.



Le Mars Police To Hold Active Shooter Training For Community

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Police Department will hold a community active shooter training seminar scheduled for Monday, February 12th at the Le Mars Convention Center. Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte says with so many shooting incidents
occuring through out the nation, he believes it is necessary to at least talk about the possibility.

Chief Vande Vegte says far too many times, people are uncertain as to how to respond, or what they should do during an active shooter situation.

Vande Vegte says people need to be active and not passive if ever confronted by an active shooter. He says do whatever is needed to survive, and possibly throw anything at the shooter.

Vande Vegte explains what will be discussed during Monday evening’s seminar.

Chief Vande Vegte says the active shooting training seminar is open to everyone.  He suggests businesses, churches, schools, and the general public should consider attending. He says the seminar is free. Vande Vegte asks people to contact the Le Mars Police Department at (712) 546-4113 if they plan on
attending. The seminar will take place at the Le Mars Convention Center and it will begin at 6:00 p.m.