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Wednesday Afternoon News, October 31st


Le Mars Police Tells People To Be Safe For Halloween

(Le Mars) — Since today is Halloween, the Le Mars Police Department want to remind people to be safe and implement caution this evening. Police Chief Kevin Vande Vegte offers several Halloween safety tips. Vande Vegte recommends for little trick or treaters to carry some type of illumination.

Vande Vegte suggests children to walk on the sidewalks, and cross the street at designated crosswalks.

Even though it is Halloween, and there may be several people dressed as “Zombies”, Chief Vande Vegte says to avoid what he calls the “zombie walk.”

Parents should inspect all candy before allowing children to consume any candy, and children should visit only those homes that are familiar.
Vande Vegte tells motorists to expect the unexpected.

The Le Mars Police Chief says several officers will be patrolling the streets this evening. Le Mars doesn’t have a specific time for the trick or treating activity, but Vande Vegte says it should take place between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
People should leave their porch light on as a way to help illuminate the area, and also to signal to the small children that you are participating in the trick or treat activity. The Le Mars Police says Halloween is a time for pranks and practical jokes which sometimes can be carried too far and turn into vandalism. He suggests people to be alert within their own neighborhood.



Plymouth County Extension Office To Offer “Annie’s Project”

(Le Mars) — Farm women are encouraged to sign up for a marketing seminar called “Annie’s Project” which is being sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Plymouth County. The class will meet on Monday evenings for six weeks beginning on November 12th, and will be held at the
Plymouth County Extension offices at the Le Mars Convention Center. Janelle Johnson with Plymouth County Extension says the program is for farm women and is taught by women.

Johnson offers an explanation as to what is Annie’s Project.

The cost for Annie’s Project course is $75, and Johnson says that covers all materials. Johnson says Annie’s project started in Illinois when a woman’s husband had passed away leaving her with a stack of financial information that she had no first-hand information.

Registration deadline is November 5th, and Johnson says women can register three different ways.

For additional information, you can contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at (712) 546-7835.



Authorities Identify Fatal Stabbing Victim

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man who was stabbed to death in Sioux City.
Police say 40-year-old Guled Nur was fatally injured early Sunday morning during an altercation with his roommate, 38-year-old Abdiqadar Sharif.
Woodbury County court records say Sharif’s been charged with first-degree murder. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press. Sharif’s next court date is scheduled for Nov. 8.