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Monday News, August 5th


Le Mars Man Fatally Injured After Being Hit By Train

(Le Mars) — A Le Mars man has died as a result of injuries suffered after being struck by an Union Pacific train. The accident was reported at about 12:14 a.m. early Sunday morning. According to the investigation, the accident victim, has been identified as 30-year old Kyle Beach. Train conductors say Beach was lying on the railroad tracks when they spotted him
and began using their emergency braking procedures. The train was unable to stop in time, resulting in the subject being struck by the train. The accident happened at the 100 block of 1st Avenue Southwest behind the Le Mars Public Library. The Union Pacific train was heading northbound when the accident had happened. The train consisted of 83 cars, mainly of grain
hopper cars. Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper responded to the scene and explains what happened.

The train remained at Le Mars for more than four and a half hours, blocking each city street crossing from Fareway to Hy Vee while officials conducted their investigation. Responding to the accident were the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, Le Mars Ambulance, Le Mars Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, and Union Pacific rail officials. The Le Mars
Police Department along with Union Pacific Rail authorities are
investigating the accident.



Orange City Has First Tenant In Hawkeye Building

(Orange City) – The Orange City Development Corporation, City of Orange City, and the Orange City Chamber of Commerce have been working on a marketing plan for the Hawkeye Building retail space, which includes sub dividing the space into three potential business areas. The Hawkeye Building remains an important asset for the downtown area and officials are pleased
to announce that Brad’s Corner Bakery has signed a lease to become the first tenant in this newly redesigned retail space. Orange City officials are excited that Brad and Kathy Gabel have decided to bring their business to Orange City and believe this will be an excellent addition to our downtown area. Brad’s Corner Bakery will be opening in the Fall of 2019 in downtown
Orange City.

Mike Hofman, Executive Director for the Orange City Chamber says “The addition of Brad’s Corner Bakery in our downtown will provide residents and visitors with a unique line of baked goods not currently available in Orange City. The staff has done an amazing job in creating this variety of breads and specialty pastries and we are excited for our citizens to be able to
stop downtown and enjoy the atmosphere and products this space will provide.
Hofman added, “We are excited that Brad has committed to being in the Hawkeye Building in the heart of downtown Orange City. ”

Mayor Deb De Haan commented, “We are extremely excited to welcome Brad’s Corner Bakery Breads to Orange City. Brad’s Breads vision is to bake and share distinctive, artisan breads that help connect people and their communities. Orange City is blessed by Brad’s investment and commitment to
our community. This addition to Orange City will be an asset to our main street and in keeping Orange City a “Vibrant” community.”



National Night Out Scheduled For Tuesday

(Le Mars) — Tuesday, August 6th, is National Night Out and the Le Mars Police Department will hold an open house at the new police headquarters to mark the occasion. Assistant Police Chief Justin Daale says it has become a popular event for the community. He says the Le Mars Police Department
will hold the open house inside the garage area.

Daale says National Night Out was established to help build community relations with local police departments, and to encourage people to get to know their neighbors and look out for them.

The Le Mars Police Assistant Chief says refreshments will be served during the National Night Out event scheduled for Le Mars.

Daale says youngsters will also have the opportunity to register for a bicycle that will be given away that evening. Daale says National Night Out is an opportunity to get to know the local police officers.

Daale tells of the time for the National Night Out activities.



Museum To Host Bus Tour

(Le Mars) — Plans for the 12th annual Plymouth County Historical Museum’s educational bus tour are underway. The bus tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th. Museum administrator, Judy Bowman says the bus will depart
from the museum at 8:00 a.m. and will return at around 8:00 p.m. This year’s bus tour will include stops at the Grand Meadow Heritage Festival, a tour of the Godberson Car and boat museum and the trolley car museum at Ida Grove, historical sites of Ida Grove including Moorehead House and Stagecoach Inn. The bus tour will also make a stop at “The Inn” a Victorian bed and breakfast house in Battle Creek where participants will tour the
historical home and be served an evening meal. Bowman says interested participants can still qualify for the “early bird” discount up until August 10th. Don Poggensee of Ida Grove, a well-known wildlife photographer, will be on the bus for a portion of this year’s trip. He has participated in nearly every bus outing to help educate passengers about the Loess Hills and other land formations.



Reservations Now Being Accepted For Community Theater Play “Rumors”

(Le Mars) — Thursday, marks the opening for “Rumors” the latest theatrical production of the Le Mars Community Theater to be held at the Postal Playhouse. Reservations are now being accepted. The dates for the Neil Simon comedy is August 8th through August 18th. “Rumors” involves the deputy mayor of New York who accidentally shoots himself. His wife, and his
lawyer must get the story straight, before guests arrive.



Scholten To Run Again For Congress

(Sioux City) — The Democratic candidate that ran for Iowa’s 4th District Congressional Seat during the last election has announced he will again seek nomination.  J.D. Scholten of Sioux City who lost the election to Republican Congressman Steve King announced his plans over the weekend to run again.