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Friday Afternoon News, May 15th


Early Morning Roll-over Accident Injures One

(Le Mars) — Emergency rescue crews responded to a one-vehicle roll-over accident that happened this morning at about 7:40 a.m. on county road C-38 between Lake Avenue and Lynx Avenue near Highway 75, approximately two miles south of Le Mars. According to Plymouth County Sheriff’s deputies, the vehicle, a 2017 Ford Escape driven by 20-year old Cameron Miller of Remsen, was heading westbound on C-38 when it had entered the north shoulder.  Upon re-entering the roadway, Miller lost control.
After rolling, the car ended up in a field on the south side of the county road. Debris had scattered for several hundred feet. Miller was injured in the mishap, but was able to escape from the heavily damaged car, and was transported to Floyd Valley Healthcare by the Le Mars Ambulance Services. The injuries were not thought
to be life-threatening. Responding to the accident scene were the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department, Le Mars Ambulance, and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.



Scouts To Collect Food On Saturday For Christian Needs Center

(Le Mars) — Both the Boys and Girls Scouts from Troop and Pack 184 will be conducting a food drive on Saturday from the Le Mars Hy Vee grocery store. Jamie Hauser is a troop leader and says the program has been in effect for at least more than a decade. Local food donations will be given the the Le Mars Christian Needs Center. Hauser says because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has needed to be modified.

The Scouts will be on location at the Le Mars Hy Vee grocery store between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. collecting the donated food items. Hauser says all the donated food items will remain in our local community at the Christian Needs Center.

Hauser says there is a great need for food, especially for this year with so many people having been unemployed due to the virus, and since many businesses had to close their doors.

The scout leader says the combined scouts try to utilize both slogans of “Do A Good Turn Daily,” and “Be Prepared.”



Reynolds Says Iowa Has Re-stocked Its Inventory Of PPE’s

(Des Moines) — During Friday’s daily COVID-19 briefing, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds informed the public the state’s inventory of personal protection equipment, or PPE’s, which consists of masks, face-shields, gloves, and medical gowns is again well stocked.



Governor Honors Iowa’s Graduating Seniors

(Des Moines) — Governor Kim Reynolds acknowledged and paid honor to Iowa’s high school seniors, the class of 2020, during her daily briefing. Many schools through out the state, including Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic were originally to hold their graduation ceremonies this coming Sunday. Instead, both schools have pushed back the date for commencement ceremonies until June, hoping that additional COVID-19 restrictions will be eased by that time. MMCRU will hold a virtual graduation scheduled for Sunday. MMCRU will have 35 seniors to receive their diplomas. Governor Reynolds talked about some of the missed moments from this year.

Reynolds says many of the high school senior’s milestones were not allowed to occur because of the pandemic. However, she says many schools across the state are still doing something to recognize their graduating seniors.

The governor recited how some of Iowa schools will be holding their graduation, including Sioux City who will conduct a “virtual graduation.”

Reynolds also mentioned Ogden High School during her news conference.

Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic will do like Ogden High School and have its own parade of sorts beginning at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon starting at the 8th Street Blvd. Friends, families, and community neighbors are being urged to participate by applauding and cheering the seniors as they drive by.