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Monday News, September 30th


Total Motors To Again Offer Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

(Le Mars) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it is more than just that for Total Motors in LeMars & Orange City. In the last two years combined Total Motors has been able to locally donate $20,000 directly to organizations and individuals who currently have or previously had breast cancer. Some of the funds have also locally gone to organizations that aid in the fight against the disease. For example, lastyear Total Motors presented a check to Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars
to help them purchase their 3D mammography machine, which helps with the detection of breast cancer. Some of the monies have also gone into a fund at that allows individuals to receive free screenings.

Total Motors is committed to helping others in the communities in and around them. During October Total Motors will donate $100 for each vehicle sold in either locations in Le Mars or Orange City. Their goal is to raise another $10,000 to help impact those who are in the fight against breast cancer. They are looking for individuals to help nominate someone they love
who currently have breast cancer or have had the disease and could benefit financially. You can do that by going to their website www.TotalMotors.com and clicking the homepage link to upload the nominees story with the battle against breast cancer.
Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, October 31st.



Gehlen Catholic Marching Band Performs Well At Contest

(Le Mars) — The Gehlen Catholic Marching Jays placed 2nd in Class 1A in prelims on Saturday, September 28th, at Starfest at the Elwood Olson Stadium in Sioux City.

Color Guard Captain, Lydia Vaske, daughter of Dave and Ruth Vaske of Le Mars, received the Critic’s Choice Award.

Instrumental Music Director, Mr. Nathan Klaumann, was pleased with the band’s performance & results. Mr. Klaumann stated,”The band had a great sound. I am proud of their performance!
The judges had a lot of good and beneficial comments! They see the potential in the show, as they saw flashes of excellence within it on Saturday.”

In preparation for the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Marching Band Contest and Dutchmen Field Championships on Saturday, October 12th, the band will finesse some of the details in the music and drill based upon the judges’ critiques.



Farm Safety Specialist Suggests Farmers To Take Breaks During Harvest Season

(Des Moines) — The harvest will soon ramp up to full speed and that can lead to some hectic days on the farm. Iowa State University , professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Charles Schwab, says this year is an example of how tough the harvest season can be on the health of farmers.
The late planting could lead to a later harvest and a rush to get all the crops in.

Schwab says one thing farmers need to do is take time to meet their nutritional and other needs during the harvest.

He says not taking care of yourself could end up causing more trouble in the long run.

Schwab says just remember you can get a lot done while still taking precautions.

The crop report out last Monday showed a minimal amount of crops had been harvested.



Anglers Told To Be Careful Near Gavins Point Dam

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The fast-moving water flowing out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border will create dangerous fishing conditions on the Missouri River this fall.
The Sioux City Journal reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning fishermen to take precautions and stay out of restricted areas because of the high volume of water in the river.
The paddlefish snagging season begins Tuesday. But the Corps plans to continue releasing 80,000 cubic feet per second of water from the dam throughout October.
All fishermen should wear life vests and be careful of their
footing. The Corps says boaters should not anchor their boats in the area near the dam because of the turbulent water.



Des Moines Diocese Gets New Bishop

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Rev. William Joensen has been ordained as the 10th bishop to lead the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.
The Des Moines Register reports that more than 1,500 parishioners witnessed the ordination Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Des Moines, the diocese’s largest. Pope Francis selected the 59-year-old Joensen, an Iowa native, to replace former Bishop Richard Pates, who retired after holding the role for more than a decade.
In his inaugural address, Joensen addressed young people, saying that “some of the church’s actions in the past merit reproach” and that reproach of that by younger parishioners was to be expected. But he implored them to You are to “be open to the wisdom passed down from generation to generation.”



Des Moines Police Release Identities Involved In Pedestrian Accident

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a man who witnesses say was sitting in a Des Moines street when fatally struck by a vehicle.
Police identified the man Sunday as 62-year-old Gregory Snowden, who lived in Des Moines.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday on Southwest 9th Street. Police say a man later identified as Snowden was hit by a southbound vehicle as it crossed the Raccoon River. Snowden was taken to a hospital, where he died.
Police say the driver of the vehicle did not appear to be
distracted or impaired at the time of the incident. The driver’s been identified as 29-year-old Tiffany Elliott, of Ankeny.



Hiawatha Police To Install Cameras On Guns

HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) – One Iowa police department is adding cameras to its handguns.
Hiawatha Police Chief Dennis Marks told KCRG that the new cameras will help ensure that a full recording will be made of any incident when officers pull their weapons.
Marks says body cameras can be obscured by arms or objects during confrontations, but an officer’s gun is out front where it isn’t likely to be blocked.
Marks says all 14 full-time officers and the department’s two
reserves will use the new cameras.
The gun-mounted cameras cost $500 apiece. Marks says they were paid for with forfeiture money and donations.