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Saturday Afternoon News, September 7th


Firefighters Respond To Casey’s General Store For Gasoline Spill

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department was called to the Le Mars Casey’s General Store located on Business Highway 75 or 5th Avenue Northwest for what was reported as a gasoline spill. Apparently, a customer of Casey’s had neglected to place the nozzle back on the pump, and had
started to drive away with the hose still at the fuel tank.  The gasoline hose pulled away from the pump causing the
spill. Firefighters used an absorbent on the gasoline spill. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Wise estimates between ten and fifteen gallons of gasoline had spilled onto the Casey’s lot, covering an area of about 90 square feet. During the time the firefighters
were cleaning up the gasoline spill, Casey’s had shut down the rest of their pumps. However, since the spill, Casey’s has three of their four gasoline pumps now operating.



Loess Hills Awareness Bicycle Ride

(Onawa) — A western Iowa conservation group started a four-day bike ride Thursday to raise awareness of the Loess (Luss) Hills region. The Golden Hills Resource Conservation andDevelopment group’s Lance Brisbois says it’s important to show off the area..

The tour is billed as a parks and peaks bicycle tour. It follows the Missouri River Valley from Lewis and Clark State Park in Monona County to Waubonsie State Park in southwest Iowa. The Loess Hills’ bluffs and ridges were formed by wind-deposited silt. It’s a landform unique to western Iowa and China and home to over half of Iowa’s remaining tallgrass prairie.

Participants will pedal a little more than 150 miles during the ride.



Iowa City Zombie March

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The 14th Iowa City Zombie March takes place Sept. 21 in downtown Iowa City. Zombies will assemble at College Green Park, and assistance with zombie make-up will be available starting at 4 p.m. The march will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m., when participants will shamble through Iowa City, ending with an after-party. Proceeds from the march will go to support programs to feed the hungry, homeless and at-risk.