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Saturday News, December 5

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Residents May Still See Discolored Water Following Water Main Break

(Le Mars) — City water crews were able to repair that water main break on Plymouth Street late yesterday afternoon, however, City Water Department Superintendent, Gayle Sitzmann says residents and businesses may still have discolored water.  He advises people to refrain from using hot water, and use cold water until such time the water is clear again.

 

 

 

City Water Tower Project Long Over Due For Completion

(Le Mars) — Speaking about city water…city officials are still anxiously awaiting the completion of the new water tower located on the southern edge of town.  City administrator Scott Langel says the long-over due project is nearing completion.

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Langel says the water tower project was to have been completed this past August.

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The city administrator says the contractor has been fined by the city for not having the water tower project completed by the contracted deadline.

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Bill Cole Announces He Will Leave City Assistant Administrator Position

(Le Mars) — Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole has announced he will be leaving his position at the end of the week.  Cole, who started with the city in 2003 as the Finance Director, then promoted to be the assistant administrator in 2008.  Cole says he is proud to have worked with such a progressive community as Le Mars.  He says Le Mars serves as a model for several other communities.

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Cole says he is astonished when reflecting over the years, how much has been achieved by the city in such a short time period.

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Cole says the city demonstrates cooperation in nearly every project.  He is particularly proud of how the city adopted the recycling program.

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Cole expands on his comments as to why this community has a progressive attitude towards recycling.

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The assistant city administrator sees great things from this city in the future.

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And what’s next for the soon to be former assistant city administrator?

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SIMPCO is an agency that offers guidance and assistance to municipal and county government entities, usually in the manner of securing grants.

 

 

 

Branstad Orders Flags At Half Staff To Remember Pearl Harbor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags lowered to half-staff next week in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The gubernatorial order would have flags lowered from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Monday.
Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol and on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state. 
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.
The Dec. 7, 1941, surprise attack by Japan on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii claimed some 2,400 American lives and pushed the U.S. into World War II.

 

 

 

 

Hillary Rodham Clinton Makes Campaign Stop In Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says the mass killing in California is underscoring the need for intelligence sharing and military strikes in places where extreme elements have taken hold.
Speaking in Iowa, the former secretary of state says the massacre that left 14 dead and many more injured in San Bernardino, California, shows the U.S. must step up its vigilance against global threats. She says the fight must occur online given the sophisticated use of the Internet by groups.
The FBI says it’s officially investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism. Clinton says there “is much more support for the view this was a terrorist act.”
Clinton was joined on stage by Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who became the third member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet to endorse Clinton.