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Saturday Afternoon News, July 7th


Le Mars Farmers Market Provides Variety of Products

(Le Mars) — Looking for fresh produce? Perhaps some home-grown honey…or maybe you prefer some jams or jellies. All of that and much more can be located at the Le Mars Farmer’s Market located on Prospect Street near Cork-It. At this morning’s Farmer’s Market more than 15 vendors were selling their items. One of them was Rob Scheitler . He talks about this morning’s activities.

Scheitler was offering several different types of bread loafs for sale.

Scheitler says there was a good deal of interest at today’s Farmer’s Market and he reviews the other products that were for sale at the Le Mars Farmer’s Market.

The Le Mars Farmer’s Market is open on Saturday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon.



State Fair Corn-dog Fundraiser Scheduled For Tonight

(Des Moines) — We are just in the first week of July — but the
administrators of the Iowa State Fair are getting ready for its August run.
Fair spokesperson Mindy Williamson says Saturday is the “Corn Dog Kickoff” fundraiser.

The event is hosted by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation, which was created in 1993 to raise funds for the upkeep of the fairgrounds.

They have upgraded various buildings and attractions through the years.

She says that work will be ready for this year’s edition of the fair.

The Corn-dog Kickoff begins at 6:30 Saturday evening in the Varied Industries Building.



World War II Veteran’s Body Sent Home For Burial

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A fallen U.S. sailor whose remains were identified more than 75 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor will be buried in Iowa this weekend.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday until sunset to honor Seaman First Class Leon Arickx, of Mitchell County. Arickx was killed in action when the USS Oklahoma sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The 22-year-old’s remains were identified in January and returned to his family in Iowa for burial.
He will receive full military honors at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Osage.



Wild Turkey Survey

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to participate in the state’s annual wild turkey survey.
Each summer, the department asks for volunteers to participate in the July-August survey. The information is used to monitor trends and manage the state’s turkey population.
Participants are asked to keep an eye out for wild turkeys as they work and play in Iowa during July and August.
Volunteers are asked to distinguish adult females from males and young poults. They’re then asked to count the number of adults and young turkeys and make a note of the date and the county in which they were seen. That info is then reported to the Wildlife Bureau using at
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2115256/IowaWildTurkeyReports using a computer or smartphone.



Davenport First Mayor To Have Headstone

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Davenport’s first mayor now has a tombstone after cemetery volunteers and city officials worked to get a marker placed on the grave.
The Quad-City Times reports Rudolphus Bennett was a Vermont native who journeyed to Davenport in 1837. He was buried in Davenport after his death in 1871. It’s unclear whether Bennett’s grave originally had a tombstone.
Bennett’s new marker is in honor of the 175th anniversary of Davenport’s City Cemetery founding. The stone installed June 29 by Art Stone Co. is engraved with all three names, along with their birth and death dates.
The $995 marker was paid for out of the city’s capital improvements budget.
Bennett served a single one-year term as Davenport’s mayor in 1839.