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Tuesday News, September 11th


Middle School To Host Special Assembly Program About 911

(Le Mars) — Anyone under the age of 20 doesn’t have any memory or first-hand knowledge of the tragic set of events that occurred on this day, 17 years ago when jet airliners had been hi-jacked by terrorists groups, and flown directly
into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and the field in Pennsylvania. The Le Mars Community Middle School will host a special assembly this morning at the Middle School auditorium sharing with students the historical events of that fateful day.
The special program will begin at 8:20 a.m. this morning.



Kirchoff Signs Proclamation About American Legion

(Le Mars) — Several members of the Wasmer Post #241 American Legion had gathered yesterday for a special signing ceremony, as Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff praised the efforts of the veteran organization. Kirchoff, a veteran himself, and member of the local American Legion, acknowledged the 100th
anniversary of the nation’s American Legion organization, with the signing of a proclamation.



Local American Legion Given Two Honors At State Convention

(Le Mars) — Speaking about the local legion, the organization was recently the recipient of two awards during the state’s American Legion convention.
Jim Rolfes accepted the awards on behalf of the Wasmer Post. He says the Le Mars legion was recognized for its efforts relating to children and youth programs.

Rolfes explains the programs that gave Le Mars the state recognition.

Rolfes says consideration of the awards also was directed to the Wasmer post because of its tours and explanation of the Veterans Park to local school children, as well as the Gehlen Veteran’s Day program.



Extension Services and Chamber of Commerce To Host Seminar On Reducing Stress In Our Daily Lives

(Le Mars) — Dealing with stress while keeping balance between work and life in a chaotic world will be the focus of a seminar sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Plymouth County, along with the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Main Street organization. Janelle Johnson, program co-
coordinator with the Extension Services says the program is scheduled for October 4th at the Le Mars Convention Center, and will feature Kathy Petersen of People Works, Incorporated.

Johnson says its important if you have an interest in attending the program to pre-register no later than September 21st.

The Plymouth County Extension official says the speaker has been to Le Mars on a previous speaking occasion.

Johnson says the program is open to anyone, and she encourages everyone to attend.

That seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th and will begin at 8:45 a.m. and continue up to noon.



Reynolds and Hubbel Agree To Three Televised Debates

(Des Moines) — Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell issued a joint statement last night to announce they’ve agreed to debate one another three times on live television in October.
The first televised debate between the two candidates will be held October 10th in Des Moines. The second will be October 17th in Sioux City and the third will be in Davenport on October 21st. The two candidates — in their joint statement — said the agreement means “Iowans across the state will have access to a vigorous debate about the future of Iowa.” ANNOUNCER OUT: Jake Porter, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for governor, tweeted last night that he will host his own events to discuss “real solutions” and he’ll let Hubbell and Reynolds — who he called “the two children” — fight somewhere else.