Senator Ernst Visits With Brown Musical Family About Effects Of COVID-19 On Small Businesses


U-S Senator Joni Ernst (R) of Iowa (center with mask) was flanked by the Browns Musical family during a recent visit to the Browns Century Theater and Gift Shop in Le Mars.  Pictured with Senator Ernst are from left to right, Shelly Brown, Michaela Brown, Adam Brown and Andrew Brown.

(Le Mars) — U-S Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in Le Mars Tuesday morning as part of her 99-county tour.  Ernst toured the Brown Century Theater and listened to Andrew Brown tell of the family’s reasons for wanting to establish their own theater.  Ernst discussed COVID-19 and how the pandemic has hurt small businesses.  Ernst believes Congress and the Senate may indeed pass another COVID-19 relief bill.

Also attending the meeting were Former State Representative, Ralph Klemme; Le Mars Mayor, Dick Kirchoff; State Representative, Dr. Tom Jeneary; and State Senator, Jim Carlin.  Most of the conversation focused on coronavirus, China, and small businesses, like The Browns, and how they have been  affected by the worldwide pandemic.