Saturday News, May 14th
Le Mars Ambulance Service Holding Fundraiser On Sunday
(Le Mars) -- In honor of National E-M-T Week, the Le Mars Ambulance Service will hold a fund raiser breakfast scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) at the Fire Station Number 2 located at 12th Street southeast. Le Mars Ambulance Director Bill Rosacker has the details of tomorrow's breakfast.
The Le Mars Ambulance Service is fortunate to have 20 volunteers that offer their time and assist during emergencies. However, Rosacker says the Le Mars Ambulance Service is always looking for additional volunteers.
He says becoming a certified Emergency Medical Technician requires several hours of training. In many communities, Rosacker says, there simply are not enough volunteers to maintain a local ambulance service.
For the last several years, Rosacker says the Le Mars Ambulance Service has seen an increase in the number of calls.
The Le Mars Ambulance Service operates what is known as a provisional paramedic service, which according to Rosacker, means I-V's and other medication can be administered.
On Monday, we will continue our series of who to call when we need help, as we will learn more about the Floyd Valley Healthcare Nursing program.
Le Mars High School Senior Selected As State Winner
(Le Mars) -- A Le Mars Community High School senior has been selected as the state winner for the Iowa Rural Electrical Cooperatives 2016 Youth Tour. Jacob Holck of Merrill, submitted the winning essay addressing the question "How does your local electric cooperative impact your community? Holck will be awarded in June, an all-expense paid trip to our nation's capital, Washington D.C. While in Washington D.C., Holck will meet with various Congressional members and U-S Senators, including the Iowa Congressional delegation, and other government officials. While visiting our nation's capital, Holck and youth from across the nation will learn more about the structure of Rural Electrical Cooperatives.
The youth will participate in a leadership development program and hold a youth rally. In his essay, Holck mentioned that North West REC has a great impact upon the community which they serve. He writes in his essay, the local R-E-C really cares, from assisting with families with medical bills to providing support to community service projects.
He also mentions how North West REC is responsible for giving back to youth in our communities by providing scholarships to those who excel above and beyond in our classrooms. It is with this attitude that the R-E-C possesses which impacts our communities in more ways than one. The Le Mars Community Senior says he was limited to 250 words for the essay.
MRHD Grant Will Complete Local Trail System
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A nonprofit is giving Sioux City more than $1 million to help complete the riverfront trail system along Interstate 29.
The $1.25 million grant from Missouri River Historical Development will be formally presented at a ceremony at City Hall on Friday.
The city's parks and recreation director, Matt Salvatore, says the gift will be used to help fund the estimated $2.9 million extension of the riverfront trail at Chris Larsen Park. The connection could be finished by fall 2017.
Missouri River Historical Development is the state licensed nonprofit for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The grant will be the largest award the organization has handed out in its 22 years of distributing gaming revenues to governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations.