Knights of Columbus Holding Annual Phone-a-thon For Life Skills Training Center
(Le Mars) — The annual Knights of Columbus phone-a-thon for Life Skills Training Center is scheduled to happen today beginning at 9:00 a.m. Shelly Thomson is the Development Director with Life Skills and reminds of what Life Skills does for mentally challenged adults.
Thomson talks about today’s phone-a-thon.
Thomson explains how the donated money will be utilized.
The Life Skills Training Center official talks about this year’s chosen Honorary Chair.
Thomson says donations to Life Skills can also be contributed at your local bank.
Both Le Mars and Remsen sites will hold a Chamber coffee to help kickoff this year’s phone-a-thon.
Farm Bureau Members Learn More About Plymouth County Conservation Parks During Annual Meeting
(Le Mars) — Members of the Plymouth County Farm Bureau organization learned some information regarding Plymouth County Conservation Board and its parks and facilities during Tuesday’s annual meeting held at the Century Hall at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Conservation Board Executive Director, Nick Beeck spoke to the gathering and shared information about Hillview Recreational Area, west of Hinton and Rivers Bend Park, located near Akron. Beeck talked about some of the efforts to restore native prairie grasslands, the elk that are located at Hillview, and he even commented about the wandering moose that has been spotted in Plymouth County. The farm organization presented their “Service to Agriculture” award to retired Iowa State University Extension official Jack Frus.
Evergreen Avenue To Close For Installation Of Culvert
(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Secondary Roads Department has announced the closure of Evergreen Avenue between Highway 3 and going south for one mile to 180th Street. The road is expected to remain closed until September 22nd. Road crews are replacing an old wooden bridge with a culvert.
State Climatologist Believes Autumn May Be Warmer And Drier
(Des Moines) — State climatologist Justin Glisan (Like listen) says as we move into fall there’s a clear signal on the outlook for September, October, and November.
Glisan says the long-term outlook for September shows an equal chance of warm or cool, and wet or dry.
Glisan says a little dry weather would not be a bad thing.
Fall officially begins on September 22nd.
Kossuth County Man Dies From Manure Pit Gas
(Algona) — A north central Iowa man overcome by fumes at an open pit manure lagoon at a hog site in Kossuth County this weekend has died. Emergency personnel responded to a hog site 4 miles south of Algona around 10:15 a.m. Saturday on the report of a man who had been overcome by fumes. The Algona Fire Department used breathing apparatus to remove the victim from the immediate area by the lagoon and immediately transported him to Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona where he was airlifted to MercyOne North Iowa in Mason City. The victim, identified as 33-year-old Randy Dean Meyer of Whittemore, died Monday morning. Kossuth County Emergency Management and the Iowa DNR are monitoring the lagoon near the hog site, as an odor was emitted throughout the weekend. Officials say while the odor is strong, there is no threat to those living nearby or passing through the area.
Naig Predicts Iowa To Retain Number One Ranking For Corn Production
(Des Moines) — Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig (NEGG, rhymes with “egg”) is predicting Iowa will retain its spot as the number one corn producing state, despite challenging weather conditions in some areas.
The U-S-D-A’s latest crop and weather report shows some corn fields in northwest and west central Iowa were damaged by heavy rain, hail and strong winds in the past week, but 60 percent of Iowa’s corn crop is still rated in good or excellent condition. Naig says the number of acres planted with corn this year will be the deciding factor in keeping Iowa at the forefront in corn production.
Sixty-one percent of Iowa soybeans are in that good or excellent category.
The fall harvest of corn and soybeans hasn’t started, but record heat has advanced development of Iowa’s two main cash crops. Corn development statewide is about five days ahead of average, while soybean development is about two days ahead of normal.
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