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Monday Afternoon News, July 23rd


Secondary Roads Department To Close Impala Avenue For Installation of Culvert

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department has announced they intend to close a portion of Impala Avenue, beginning Monday, July 23rd for a replacement of a bridge with a culvert.   The road closed involves Impala Avenue just south of county road C-44.  The road is expected to remain closed until Wednesday, August 8th.



Round Barn Turns 100 – Chamber Ag Committee Features Plymouth County Barns in Agricultural Educational Exhibit 

(Le Mars) — The famous Tonsfeldt round barn turns 100 years old this year, and the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is acknowledging the barn’s anniversary with a focus on Plymouth County Barns. For the last five years, the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee have featured an
agricultural educational exhibit inside the round barn. Jordan Sitzmann serves as the Vice President of the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Division and talks about this year’s focus.

Sitzmann says there are new interactive displays that will also be featured this year inside the round barn.

The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is hosting the chamber coffee which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the round barn at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Sitzmann says its an opportunity to help celebrate the barn’s century anniversary and to get a
preview of the exhibit.

The Chamber Ag Committee chairman explains why the committee features an agricultural education display at the Plymouth County Fair.

This marks the fifth year for the agricultural educational exhibit inside the round barn.



University of Iowa Student Reported As Missing

BROOKLYN, Iowa (AP) – Relatives, friends and law enforcement are looking for a University of Iowa student who went missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn.
Authorities say 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing
Thursday. A neighbor reported seeing her going for a jog Wednesday evening.
The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Tibbetts had not been found.
Posters placed around town have one word across the center: Missing.
Searchers have focused on fields between her home and where she was dog sitting.
Her aunt, Kim Calderwood, told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that the situation is frustrating. She says it’s “the worst thing … to want to fix something you can’t fix.”



Weather Services Reports Additional Tornadoes From Last Week

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) – The National Weather Service has raised its count of tornadoes in the flurry that struck central Iowa.
The service says a dozen or more occurred Thursday, with three
accounting for 17 injuries and significant damage in Bondurant, Marshalltown and Pella. The service reported Friday morning that the total was five – a figure that was expected to climb as more information poured in.