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Thursday News, July 5th


2018 Sky Show Fireworks Program Re-scheduled For Friday

(Le Mars) — As a result of the rain that fell yesterday and last night, the 2018 Sky Show Fireworks have been postponed until Friday, July 6th.
Officials say they want the Plymouth County Fairgrounds to have the opportunity to dry, before having the large amount of traffic drive on the parking areas. So, Friday night at 10:00 p.m. is when Le Mars will have the fireworks.



Last Section Of Central Avenue Overlay Paving To Begin

(Le Mars) — The last portion of Central Avenue to have an overlay paving project is scheduled to begin today. Central Avenue south between Plymouth Street and 2nd Street South will be closed so that work crews can begin work on the last section. If the weather cooperates, city officials believe the
work will be completed by July 20th.



Fire Department Responds To Smoke Coming From Garage

(Le Mars) — Just minutes prior to the start of the 4th of July parade, the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department responded to what was originally called in as a garage fire. Fire Chief Dave Schipper says the alarm turned out to be nothing more than a fire cracker smoke bomb that was discharged. A passer-by
saw the smoke and notified the fire department thinking that the garage structure was on fire.



Northwest Iowa Research Farm To Hold Field Day

(Le Mars) –Farmers will be able to see the latest research being performed during the Iowa State University Northwest Iowa Research Field Day.
Water quality and the reduction of run-off nitrates will be one of the main topics to be discussed during this year’s Iowa State University Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday, July 11th. Joel DeJong, Iowa State University Extension Crops Specialist says the research farm, located in southern O’Brien County near the Cherokee-O’Brien county line, will show
farmers several informative in-field demonstrations.

“DeJong, Joel”

DeJong talks about one of the speakers to appear at the research day, and his work, focusing on nitrate reduction in fields.

Windbreak management will also be discussed by Iowa State University Extension Forester, Jesse Randall. DeJong, along with his counter-part, Paul Kassel, another crops specialist, will discuss 2018 crop production issues.

The field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. The research farm is located twelve miles north of Cherokee on Highway 59 and one-quarter mile east on county road B-62, or 500th Street.