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Monday Afternoon News, May 14th


Central Avenue North Now Closed For Construction

(Le Mars) — Le Mars city officials have closed Central Avenue from Plymouth Street or Highway 3 going north to 3rd Street North. Downtown businesses are open, but you will need to find an alternative place to park. Scott Kneip, Supervisor of the Le Mars Public Works Department says the construction
company, Harris Construction, believe the Central Avenue going north will be closed for a period of three weeks. Meanwhile, Kneip says Harris Construction is anticipating of opening Central Avenue South between 2nd Street and 3rd Street sometime on Friday, May 18th.



Le Mars Fire Department Responds To Calls At Museum and Library On Mother’s Day

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department responded to three calls over the Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday evening, the fire department was called to the Well’s South Ice Cream plant at about 7:40 p.m. for a sprinkler
pipe that had been ruptured. Then on Sunday, at about 11:31 a.m., the fire department was called to the Plymouth County Historical Museum for an oven that produced smoke within the gym lobby. The fire department used fans to
help ventilate the smoke from the building. The fire department was also called to the Le Mars Public Library on Sunday afternoon at about 1:07 p.m. for an outlet that was smoking.



Life Skills Training Center To Hold Awards Banquet This Evening

(Le Mars) — Life Skills Training Center will hold its annual awards banquet this evening. The event will be held at the Presbyterian-United Church of Christ with the meal to begin at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Long-time executive director, Don Nore, will be honored this evening for his many years of dedication. Nore plans to retire
at the end of June of this year.



Family Of Dead Boy Asks For Gun Safety Courses

CLARKSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – The family of a 15-year-old boy killed in an accidental shooting in northeast Iowa is urging people interested in guns to learn how to safely handle them.
Butler County authorities say Kain Allen Schild died Thursday afternoon in rural Clarksville. Details about what happened have not been released.
Officers and medics sent to the scene found three people, all under 18.
Clarkesville is 95 miles (150 kilometers) northeast of Des Moines.
The boy was a freshman at Clarksville High School, and his obituary on
the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home site says he loved to hunt, fish and trap.
The obituary also said his family “would like to encourage those interested in weaponry to take gun safety classes.”
The Clarksville school district is offering grief counseling to students and staff members.