Floyd Valley Healthcare Asking For Donations Of Personal Protective Equipment
(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare is sending out a plea for help. With the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Plymouth County, the hospital is in need of additional personal protection equipment, and it is urgently accepting donations of cloth face masks, bouffants, and shoe coverings.
Patterns can be found on the Floyd Valley website which is floydvalley.org.
Le Mars Civil Service Commission To Hold Hearing On Monday
(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Civil Service Commission will meet on Monday morning at 9:00 at the city council chambers. The three-person panel will hold an appeal hearing for former Le Mars Police Officer, Jeremy Singer. Singer was terminated from his position from the police department, after he was accused
of posting negative posts on social media that were determined to be a determent to the Le Mars Police Department.
Morningside College To Become Morningside University
(Sioux City) — Morningside College in Sioux City will become Morningside University on June 1st of next year. President John Reynders says Morningside has evolved over the past quarter
century and the name change reflects that.
Reynders says the change will help in attracting more students from around the country and around the world.
Reynders says why the term “university” is important.
He says 85 international students are enrolled at Morningside
today. Students graduating next May will have the distinction of being the final graduating class from Morningside College before the institution becomes Morningside University on June 1st.
Radio Iowa Reporter Previews The Upcoming Legislative Session
(Des Moines) — In early January, returning and newly elected lawmakers will travel to Des Moines at the state capitol building to begin a new legislative session. O.Kay Henderson is the news director with Radio Iowa, and whose reports can be heard frequently on KLEM radio. Henderson covers the state
government and legislative issues and events. She says because Republicans control both chambers and the governor’s seat, lawmakers will mostly likely look at cutting additional taxes.
Henderson says mental health funding will also probably be a focus for legislators during the next session.
The Radio Iowa news reporter says the state legislature may also address the manner in which health insurance companies will cover expenses associated with mental health consultations.