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KLEM News PM Update May 31, 2010

(LE MARS)–Flags honoring 21 veterans are new to a display on the grounds of the Plymouth County Courthouse this Memorial Day.

Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion provided the annual Memorial Day parade and Avenue of Flags program. The flags added today honor  

The roster of 21 new flag dedications:

Melvin Ahrendsen

David W. Albert

Edward “Red” Bergin Jr.

Wallace Brabander

Steve D. Brodie

Ronald D. Cronin

Joseph Delashmutt

Donald W. Ellensohn

Francis “Fritz” Grothe

Donald M. Harms

Lorn R. Harrison

Duane A. Herman

Phyllis Freymann Koopman

Norman D. Lang

Nick Manning

John A. Mayrose

Doyle D. Nielsen

Wendell A. Rhodes

Albert J. “Pete” Stoos

Donald J. Watson

Ronald R. Williams

(Roster Courtesy Wasmer Post 241 Adjutant Tom Baack)

(STORM LAKE)–A Memorial Day boat outing on Storm Lake has turned to tragedy.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, in a written statement, reports a 10-year-old boy, David P. McFarlin, was killed today.

According to the Sheriff of Buena Vista County, Gary Launderville, McFarlin was in a boat going across the lake shortly before 10 this morning when the vessel apparently struck a dredge pipe in the water. That caused that 175-horpsepower outboard motor to flip backwards into the boat and on top of the boy.

One other boy in the boat suffered some minor cuts as a result of the incident.

The boy’s name was released at 7:30 tonight (Monday). There were a total of six people in the boat. That includes the boat operator, the two injured boys and three other passengers.