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Thursday Afternoon News, September 26th


Dr. Wayne Meylor Named As “Boss of the Quarter”

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce honored long-time chiropractor with the “Boss of the Quarter.”  Dr. Wayne Meylor was surprised and a bit emotional when Kevin Eekhoff read the nomination during an awards presentation ceremony held Thursday during the lunch hour.  Dr. Meylor’s family members came from all parts of the Midwest to join him during the award presentation.

Nominated by his staff, the nomination reads in part: “On behalf of the Meylor Chiropractic and Acupuncture we would like to nominate Dr. Wayne Meylor as the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 3rd Quarter -Boss of the Quarter.  September marks Dr. Meylor’s 40th year of practice in Chiropractic medicine.  He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in September of 1979 and was associate in practice with Dr. Don Meylor until 1982.  In 1982, he built and started his own clinic and began practicing as a sole provider.

Dr. Meylor has received recognition in 2006 and 2011 as the Iowa Chiropractic Chairman of the Year.  One of the most exciting moments in the profession was receiving the award of Doctor of the Year in September of 2012 from the Pinnacle Management Group.  Dr. Meylor is an awesome boss, as he is kind, compassionate, loving and a great leader.  He loves every patient he treats, and spends countless hours helping his fellow Chiropractors all over the country with any questions they have in the practice.  He also spends time serving on various committees on behalf of the Chiropractic profession.  He makes a difference in the lives of anyone that crosses path, professionally or personality.

Dr. Meylor treats his staff with the utmost respect, kindness and love.  He is a true leader and cares deeply about the well-being of the entire staff and their families.  He has educated us and provides us with the tools to be strong Chiropractic assistants.  He has also shown the staff the importance of teamwork and great service for the good of others.  For 40 years, Dr. Meylor has touched the lives of so many patients by providing them with exceptional healthcare as a Doctor of Chiropractic.  What a great way to honor our spectacular boss!



Iowa DNR Investigating Sioux County Manure Spill 

HAWARDEN—DNR staff investigated a complaint of a manure spill northeast of Hawarden on Wednesday.

They traced the spill to a broken manure application hose which released an unknown, but significant, amount of manure early Wednesday morning. The manure flowed into an underground tile line, then into an unnamed stream moving several miles before entering Six Mile Creek, a tributary of the Big Sioux River.

Manure from the Van Voorst Dairy in Sioux Center was being land applied by Pro Pumping of Mitchell, S. D., when the hose broke. The applicator shut down the pumps after discovering the break.

DNR staff did not see any fish in the stream.

DNR will monitor cleanup and consider appropriate enforcement action.



Iowa Landowners Concerned About Proposed Transmission Line

LUXEMBURG, Iowa (AP) – Some Iowa landowners are worried about sharing their property against their will with a proposed 345-kilovolt transmission line.
The $500 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek project line would run
about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Dubuque County to Dane County, Wisconsin. It is a joint undertaking of American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest and Dairyland Power Cooperative. The Iowa portion would course about 14.25 miles (22.9 kilometers) through Dubuque and Clayton counties.
The project organizers have obtained voluntary easements on 45 of the 53 necessary Iowa properties and intend to use eminent domain on the remaining eight if landowner agreements aren’t reached.
Luxemburg dairy farmer Michael Deutmeyer hasn’t granted an
easement, and he told the Telegraph Herald that he fears a line running through his property would harm its market value.



Senator Warren’s Staffer Dies From Auto Accident

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A volunteer with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has died in a western Iowa crash.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Zachary Crombie Presberg was killed Monday night when the car he was driving on U.S. Highway 6 collided with two trucks as he tried to pass one of them.
A statement from Warren’s campaign says Presberg joined the campaign this summer after graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, to organize voter meetings and build relationships in Cass County. He continued his service to Warren’s campaign as a volunteer after his fellowship ended.
He was a native of Piedmont, California.
Warren said in the statement that she and her husband “are heartbroken over Zac’s passing” and added that “Zac represented the very best of us.”