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Wednesday Afternoon News, December 4th


Floyd Valley Auxiliary To Hold Holiday Goodie Sale

(Le Mars) — Volunteers with the Floyd Valley Healthcare Auxiliary have been busy making cookies, candies, and other goodies for their annual Goodie Sale which is scheduled for next Wednesday, December 11th between 2:00 p.m. and
6:00 p.m. Ruth Farley serves as the chair for the Floyd Valley Goodie Sale, and says there will be a great variety of holiday goodies for people to choose.

Farley explains the proceeds from the goodie sale will help benefit Floyd Valley Healthcare.

Farley says this year, instead of enjoying the delicious sticky rolls as prepared by the hospital cafeteria staff, homemade pies will be served during the Floyd Valley Healthcare Goodie Sale.

Farley says as many as 200 volunteers assist with the preparing of the goodies.  She says volunteers will need to bring their baked items, and other holiday trays to the hospital conference room between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m the day of the sale.
She says many people are too busy during the holiday season to make their own cookies and other holiday treats which is why they purchase the hospital auxiliary’s goodies.

Farley reminds people that the hospital gift shop, supervised by the Floyd Valley Auxiliary offers a wide array of Christmas gifts.



20-Year Old Iowa State University Student Elected To Ames City Council

AMES, Iowa (AP) – A 20-year-old Iowa State University student has become the youngest woman elected to office in Iowa history by winning election to the Ames City Council. The Des Moines Register reports Rachel Junck defeated incumbent businessman Chris Nelson in Tuesday’s runoff election. Junck has
said it is an honor to make Iowa history and represent a younger generation on the council. Junck is the daughter of two Ames school teachers, and she grew up in the city that is home to Iowa State.



Webster County To Restore Clock On Courthouse Tower

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) – The Webster County board has approved a plan to restore the county courthouse clock tower. The Messenger reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the estimated $5.3 million restoration project plans, which also includes roof repairs. A public hearing on the plans is set for Jan. 7 at the courthouse in Fort Dodge.
Project Engineer Paul Jacobson says the clock tower project will
strategically replace the clock tower’s aged – and in places, deteriorating – copper exterior. The finished tower will also be lit at night. Officials hope to have the project completed by Dec. 18, 2020.



Des Moines Mayor Retains His Position Following Run-off Election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Voters have elected Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie to a fifth term as the businessman narrowly defeated developer and former legislator Jack Hatch. Cownie beat Hatch by less than 300 votes out of more than 20,000 cast in Tuesday’s election. The two candidates had gone to a runoff after topping other candidates in the Nov. 5 general election.
The election followed an expensive campaign in which the two candidates raised more than $500,000, with both contributing personal loans.