(REMSEN)–An event leading up to an annual celebration is in Remsen tonight.
The Oktoberfest Royalty coronation is at 7 tonight at the Remsen-Union High School Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.
Oktoberfest will be celebrated in Remsen on October 30th.
Rogers and Hammerstein classic slated for Orpheum Theatre
(SIOUX CITY)–Sioux City’s Orpheum Theatre is the stage for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “OKLAHOMA!” next month.
The musical is set in the territory of Oklahoma at the turn of the century. The story follows a farm girl and two rivals for her affection.
Since its start in 1943, “OKLAHOMA!” has been a popular Broadway classic.
“OKLAHOMA!” is presented by Jam Theatricals and the City of Sioux City as part of Broadway at the Orpheum. It’s sponsored, in part, by Powell Broadcasting.
Tickets for the October 14th performance are on sale.
‘Spread Red’ events for NWC Homecoming include honors for three graduates
(ORANGE CITY)–Northwestern College celebrates Homecoming with reunions and a road race.
Distinguished alumni to be honored include Rachel Klay of Vienna, Virginia from the Class of 1980; Brian Renes of Sioux Center from the Class of 1985; and Barb Lubbers of Orange City from the class of 1970.
With the theme of “Spread Red,” homecoming begins with the annual Red Raider Road Race October 2nd. Both a 4K and 8K route are available.
Morning on the Green is planned in the center of the campus as an annual family-friendly carnival with games and prizes. Proceeds from the carnival benefit student clubs and organizations.
Children’s Theatre production, “Asian Folk Tales” will be presented at the Allen Theatre stage during the afternoon of October 2nd
All former cheerleaders will lead the fans during the third quarter of the afternoon Homecoming football game against Morningside.
Storm Lake business expands
(STORM LAKE)–Meridian Manufacturing plans to expand its Storm Lake facility.
Meridian Manufacturing makes agricultural and commercial storage tanks and bulk seed handling equipment.
The 10-thousand square foot expansion is at the south facility in Storm Lake. General manager Darryn Thiessen says the expansion is necessary for growth in sales and the need for additional room for new and existing staff.
The Storm Lake facility employees 200 people. When the addition is complete, the workforce is expected to be expanded.
Fair goers asked to keep it green
(SPENCER)–Spencer area groups are partnering with the Clay County Fair Board to reycle during the fair.
State grant funds for the city of Spencer provided 200 recycling bins to collect plastic and aluminum beverage containers at the fair. Fair vendors are recycling cardboard boxes.
Organizers say the goal of the project is to increase awareness of recycling and reuse the amount of recycleable material going into the landfill.
The fair continues until September 19th.
Donna Reed foundation presents weekend workshops
(DENISON)–Weekend workshops are planning for the next year by the Donna Reed Foundation of Denison.
The first workshop this month features “30 Rock” assistant director Bellamy Forrest. She will cover in detail the process of creating an episode of “30 Rock” starting from the script to the finished show.
The workshop begins at 9 a-m on September 25th.
On September 25th at 1:30 p.m., Denison native Nathan Stoll will present “Lighting the Interview.” Stoll is a veteran camera operator and producer in New York.
A free, public session is planned September 24th at 7 in the evening to give a behind the scenes look at details to produce a finished show using an episode of “30 Rock.” Donna Reed Foundation board member Pat Fleshner says this will give people a fascinating look at how T-V shows are made, whether they’re interested in a production career or whether they’ve wondered what goes on behind the scenes.
UNI president says budget cuts put sports at risk
AMES, Iowa (AP) The president of the University of Northern Iowa says the school risks losing its Division I status if it cuts too much general fund money from its athletic budget.
President Ben Allen tells the Des Moines Register that he has proposed cutting general fund contributions to the athletic budget by more than $200,000 by 2015. The athletic department now receives $4.45 million in general funds.
It’s total budget is $11.6 million.
Allen says if he cuts the general fund contribution more, the university risks losing its Division I status and related income. He says if that happens, it would have to consider eliminating all sports.
Allen’s budget proposal is part of a report on athletics funding the university will make to the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday.
Iowa man killed after car hits semi
GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) The Iowa State Patrol says a 46-year-old southwest Iowa man has died in a crash in Mills County.
Authorities say Bryce Jipsen of Emerson was traveling eastbound on Highway 34 near Hastings Friday afternoon when his car crossed the center line and hit a westbound semi.
Jipsen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 65-year old Wilbert Burmeister of Glenwood, wasn’t injured.
The state patrol says it isn’t clear why Jipsen’s car veered across the center line.
The accident remains under investigation.
Some support expanding Cedar Rapids deer hunt
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) Proponents of an urban deer hunt in Cedar Rapids say the annual event is so successful it should be expanded to city-owned land.
Supporters of the annual bow hunt, which began five years ago on private land, say it has led to fewer deer-related car accidents in Cedar Rapids. Since the hunt began, the number of accidents involving deer has dropped 37 percent.
Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources tell The Gazette that urban hunts are necessary to manage the deer population because cities can become havens for deer.
The DNR’s aerial count for deer in the city shows the number is about one-third less than what it was three years ago.
DNR biologist Greg Harris says the city could do a better job of reducing the herd if it opened certain public areas to bow hunters.
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Saturday Iowa Sports
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The Hawkeyes earn state bragging rights again. Adam Robinson rushed for a career-high 156 yards and a touchdown as No. 9 Iowa crushed Iowa State 35-7. It’s their third straight win over the rival Cyclones. Ricky Stanzi tossed a pair of touchdown passes. The Hawkeyes scored on four of their first five drives.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says there’s “nothing major” wrong with defensive coordinator Norm Parker, who missed yesterday’s win over Iowa State with back pain. Parker, who is diabetic, was admitted to a hospital on Friday but Ferentz is hoping Parker will be back soon.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) Northern Iowa turned in a big defensive effort to beat North Dakota State 16-9. The Panthers had 11 sacks against the Bison and held them to minus-40 yards rushing. Tirrell Rennie added 172 yards passing and 96 yards rushing for the Panthers.
ROLLA, Mo. (AP) Michael Piatkowski’s three touchdown passes led Drake past Missouri S 28-14. He connected with Kevin Marshall, Steve Platek and Pat Cashmore on scoring plays. Piatkowski finished 15 of 25 passing for 231 yards.
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