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Monday News, February 4

Early Morning Fire Destroys Merrill Business

(Merrill) -- Fire crews from Merrill, Hinton, and Le Mars responded to an early morning structure fire that started at about 4:00 a.m. at the Alberts Trucking Firm located at 23517 Highway 75, just on the south side of Merrill.  Merrill Assistant Fire Chief Chris Fischer describes the scene upon arrival.
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The Merrill Fire official says since the building is located just beyond the city limits, available water supplies became an issue.  He says crews had to transport water to the scene since a hydrant was not close enough to use.   He says the fire fighters also battled the cold temperatures with their equipment.  Fire officials are investigating the origin of the fire.
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There were no injuries associated with the fire.  A driver passing by on Highway 75 reported the fire.  Fischer didn't have an estimate of damage other than to say it probably will run in the thousands of dollars.  Fire officials were on the scene for nearly four hours.


Hinton Fire Department Busy With Accidents

(Hinton) -- The Hinton Fire Department had a busy Saturday afternoon.  They first responded to a four-vehicle accident on Highway 75 and County Road C-80 at about 4:10 p.m.  The accident was a result of the dusting of snow that occurred. Little is known about the accident at this time, including whether there were any injuries.  The Iowa State Patrol is investigating that accident. Shortly after returning to quarters from the first accident, the Hinton Fire and Rescue Department was called again to respond to a second vehicle accident that happened at about 6:18 p.m. This time it was a one vehicle accident that happened near the intersection of Wren Avenue and Highway 75.

 

Remsen Ambulance and Fire and Ervin Ahlers Honored At Remsen Chamber Banquet

(Remsen) -- Members of the Remsen Ambulance and the Remsen Fire Department were honored Saturday evening during the Remsen annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.  The Fire and Ambulance crews were given the "Business of the Year" award.  Ervin Ahlers was recognized as the Remsen "Citizen of the Year" for his work in securing a memorial devoted to falled veterans of Remsen. 


   

Saturday Afternoon News, February 2

Anderson and Soderberg Hold Legislative Forum

(Le Mars) -- Nearly twenty people attended a legislative forum held at the Le Mars Public Library this morning, all wanting to hear from State Senator Bill Anderson and State Representative Chuck Soderberg on what they had to say about the issues being discussed during the General Session.  The topics focused on the budget, the expansion of Medicaid, and the state's surplus of revenue which is estimated between $800 million and $1 one billion dollars.  State Senator Bill Anderson says Senate Republicans have a goal to keep a watchful eye on the bottom line.
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Chuck Soderberg of Le Mars, chairs the House appropriations committee,and  he says the House Republicans would like to return the money to the tax payer.

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School Officials Meet With Legislators To Discuss Education Issues

(Le Mars) -- Earlier in the morning, the two area lawmakers met with school officials from the Le Mars, Remsen-Union, and Hinton school districts to discuss educational issues.  The conversation was frank and direct.  Dr. Todd Wendt, superintendent of schools for Le Mars Community School told the legislators that they are a year late is establishing the allowable growth school financing.

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Many schools are wanting to set their budgets for next year, but are uncertain as to what will be the percentage for allowable growth.  In recent year, school officials have had to wait on the legislature, and they were having to deal with rates between zero and four percent.  Wendt says school officials can't operate that way, and he offered the lawmakers a startling statistic.
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Remsen-Union school superintendent, Ken Howard told the lawmakers that he needs to know the budget numbers and school funding by next Monday. 

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Howard is also concerned about some of the state regulations and how it is affecting small school districts like Remsen-Union.

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Oyens and Remsen Fire Departments Respond To Machine Shed Fire

(Oyens) -- The Oyens and Remsen Fire Departments responded to a machine shed fire Saturday morning.  The call came in at about 7:45 a.m. and was located at 14794 Noble Avenue.  Oyens Fire Chief, Brian Juhl says upon arrival at the scene, "the machine shed was filled with smoke and there was zero visibility".  Fire crews were on the scene for nearly two hours.  Juhl says insulation placed in the back of the shed had caught fire.  He says fortunately, none of the farm equipment being stored in the shed had suffered damage, other than some smoke damage.  Damage to the shed was minimal.  Juhl says he believes a bad extension cord may have been the cause of the fire.

   

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