Saturday Afternoon News April 9th
Remson Fire Department Responds To Tractor Fire
(Remsen) -- The Remsen Fire and Rescue Department responded to a tractor that had caught on fire. The call was made at about 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Fire fighters were sent a field near the Gary Loutsch farm near 200th Street. No other information is available regarding the fire.
Model Railroad Convention Held In Le Mars
(Le Mars) -- The Prairie and Lakes Division of the National Model Railroad Association is having their spring annual convention in Le Mars today. Convention supervisor and president of the organization, Jay Davis of Everly says the organization basically includes southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.
The model railroad association official explains what the organization is doing this weekend in Le Mars.
The event is being held at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, and Davis expects the show to attract as many as 300 people. Davis has collected model rail sets for more than 40 years having followed his father in terms of having an interest in a model railroad set. He says it is up to a person's imagination to determine the limits as to how large a model railroad set should encompass.
Davis says there are different sizes and versions of scale model railroads.
The model railroad show continues until 3:00 this afternoon. Admission is three dollars.
Fire Victim Now Investigated As Homicide
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Cedar Rapids police are now investigating the death of a woman who was found in her burning condominium as a homicide.
Cedar Rapids city officials say Friday that a preliminary investigation into the death of 62-year-old Robyn Furmanski revealed the woman may have sustained a traumatic injury before the fire. The new information from the State Medical Examiner's Office has prompted police to begin a homicide investigation.
Fire crews responded to the March 31 fire at a six-unit, three-story building behind Garfield Elementary School. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department said firefighters found Furmanski inside a unit that was ablaze. She was pronounced dead at a hospital later that day.
The occupants of the other five units were safely evacuated. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.