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Tuesday Afternoon News, October 13th

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New Business Comes To Le Mars

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held this morning. Justin Vore is the president and owner of SECURE-IT.

Vore explains to protect his client’s business, his company monitors incoming email messages and detects any discrepancies.

Secure-IT is located at 101 1st Street northwest, Suite 3, or you can contact Vore by visiting his website at www.secure-itconsulting.com, or calling (712) 360-0029.

 

 

 

Fire Department Reminds Residents Not To Burn Leaves And Yard Waste In Fire Pits

(Le Mars) — With autumn, comes the falling of leaves, and many people may want to burn those leaves in their outdoor fire pits. However, the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department wants to remind Le Mars residents of the city ordinance that forbids the burning of leaves in a fire pit. City code states that the fire pit is not to be used for disposal of any yard waste or garbage. Residents are not permitted to burn any of the following items:
grass, leaves, sticks, paper, stalins, rubber products, plastics, treated wood, or construction waste. The use of outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and chimneys with appropriate screen covers are allowed in Le Mars, however, they cannot be located on a combustible surface such as a wooden deck, and they are not to be used on a deck or balcony above grade. Fire pits need to be at least ten feet away from combustible construction or overhangs, and the device cannot be any larger than three feet in diameter, with the fuel load not to exceed two feet in height. Only charcoal, natural gas, propane, or clean, dry seasoned firewood can be used in fire pits. The fire needs to be
attended to at all times, and a fire extinguisher, water hose, or other means of fire suppressant shall be provided. Winds must remain below 20 mph. A permit is not needed for the use of a fire pit, however, police and/or fire officers may order their extinguishment if they are unlawful, hazardous, or
objectionable.

 

 

 

Greenfield Campaigns In Woodbury County

(Sioux City) — Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, made a campaign swing through Woodbury County Monday to discuss issues including her plan to help Iowans get “Back On Our Feet.”
She says healthcare and responding to the pandemic is the top priority for Iowans:

The second part of her plan would help workers affected by the pandemic:

With confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett getting underway in the senate, Greenfield said she wished the hearings would take place after the november 3rd election.
She does not support increasing the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court:

Greenfield says if elected, she will work with anybody in the senate to get things done for Iowa.
She visited a coffee shop and home health care business in Sioux City and toured a farm near Correctionville.

 

 

 

Iowa Reports Another Record For COVID Hospitalizations

(Des Moines, IA) — The latest numbers from the Iowa Department of Public Health show a record number of patients are hospitalized for COVID-19. There are 463 people in the hospital today (Tuesday) with the coronavirus. That
tops the previous record of 461 hospitalizations on October 8th. State health officials say 114 patients are intensive care and 44 are on ventilators. 580 new positive tests for COVID-19 were confirmed and 17 more Iowans have died from COVID complications. The state’s total number of cases is now 100,632. The death toll rose to 1,481.

 

 

 

World’s Largest Grain Bin Under Construction in Mason City

(Mason City, IA) — Construction is underway in Mason City on what will be the world’s largest freestanding grain bin. Sukup (SOO’-cup) Manufacturing of Sheffield has designed the bin, with a peak height of 155 feet and a capacity of two-point-two million bushels, for the Golden Grain Energy ethanol production plant. President Steve Sukup says the 165-foot diameter bin will be large enough to hold a Boeing 767 jet. Golden Grain C-E-O Chad
Kuhlers (COOL’-urs) says the bigger grain bin will increase the company’s total storage capacity from about one-point-275 million bushels to almost three-and-a-half million bushels. Construction on the bin is scheduled to be completed in May or June of next year.

 

 

 

Historic Marshall County Church Destroyed by Fire

(Green Mountain, IA) — A historic Marshall County church is considered a total loss after someone accidentally started a fire trying to chase out an animal inside. Firefighters were called to the Chapel United Methodist Church near the town of Green Mountain Monday afternoon. Investigators say an animal entered the building and someone tried to get rid of it using a smoke bomb and that is when the fire broke out. Crews battled the flames and remained on the scene for several hours to make sure all the hot spots were out. The church was first established in 1867.

 

 

 

Authorities ID Victim of Deadly Fort Dodge Motorcycle Crash

(Fort Dodge, IA) — Authorities are identifying the motorcyclist killed in a crash Monday morning in Fort Dodge. The Iowa State Patrol says 23-year-old Landon Smith of Fort Dodge lost control, hit a curb and crashed into a tree. Troopers found Smith lying in the grass and he died at the scene. The crash is still under investigation.