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Saturday News, September 11th


State Historical Society to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

(Des Moines, IA)  —  The State Historical Society of Iowa will observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony outside the State Capitol Saturday.  State curator Leo Landis says they will use the five-five-five bell ringing protocol that’s used for firefighters who died in service.  Landis says they’ll start with the bell tolling at 7:46 a-m Iowa time – when the first plane crashed into the Word Trade Center North Tower in New York City.  There is a public program at 8:45.  The State Historical Museum of Iowa has a display that commemorates those who died during the attacks.  It will be open from 10 to 11 a-m Saturday so people can see the displays.  The September 11th materials will remain on display through the end of the year.




Annual March To The Capitol Honors Those Killed in 9/11 Attacks

(Waukee, IA) — The annual March to the Capitol returns Saturday to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Iowa firefighters and supporters will march 21 miles from Waukee to the west side of the State Capitol in Des Moines. The group will stop at seven fire stations and the Glendale Cemetery along their “walking 21 gun salute.” Community members are invited to join the march and bring American flags. The event begins at 9:11 a-m tomorrow at Centennial Park in Waukee.




Clay County Fair Begins On Saturday

(Spencer) — The World’s Greatest County Fair, the Clay County Fair at Spencer is scheduled to begin on Saturday and as Jeremy Parsons, the Chief Executive Officer of the fair says, everyone associated with the fair are excited to be back.

Clay County Fair is well known for having a large farm machinery equipment display, and Parsons says this year is no different.

Parsons says fair officials are proud of the entertainment line up scheduled to perform at this year’s fair.

The fair official says attendees will see a few new additions to this year’s fair.

Discount admittance tickets are available until midnight tonight.  Otherwise, adult ticket prices for those people 13 years and older are listed at $10.  After 5:00 p.m. admission is $6, and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge to the fair.  The Clay County Fair runs from Saturday, September 11th through Sunday, September 19th.




Grand Meadow Heritage Festival Scheduled For This Weekend

(Le Mars) –– Another area festival occurring this weekend is the Grand Meadow Heritage Festival.  Joel Volkert serves as the chairman of the Grand Meadow Heritage Festival. Since Grand Meadow is such a small community, many people may wonder as to where it is located?




Employee Dies at Prestage Pork Plant Near Eagle Grove

(Eagle Grove, IA)  —  A statement from Prestage Foods confirms an employee died at their pork processing plant near Eagle Grove in an accident early today (Friday).  Fifty-seven-year-old Jeffrey Leonardi was performing routine maintenance duties when he was killed.  Officials with the company did not give details of the fatal accident.  Prestage Foods C-E-O Jere Null said in a statement that Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have been notified and the company will cooperate in the investigation.  There will also be an internal investigation behind the accident at the Eagle Grove facility.




Woodbury County Sheriff Won’t Require Employee COVID-19 Vaccines

(Sioux City, IA)  —  A northwest Iowa sheriff will not comply with President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan says he won’t require his staff to get vaccinated.  Sheehan said in a statement, “I was elected by the citizens of Woodbury County to defend their freedoms and liberties guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. This includes the employees of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.”  Numbers from the Siouxland District Health Department suggest COVID cases are on the rise in Woodbury County.  There were 154 positive cases on August 9th and 287 cases were reported the week of August 30th.  Just over 43 percent of eligible residents in the county are fully vaccinated.




Trial Pushed Back For Suspects in Lake Park Woman’s Murder

(Spirit Lake, IA)  —  The trial for two suspects accused in the killing of a Lake Park woman is being pushed back a month.  Twenty-four-year-old Justice Bernston and 26-year-old Allison Decker are charged with the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Angel Bastman.  They were scheduled to stand trial September 21st in Dickinson County, but the judge delayed it until October 19th.  The judge also rejected a motion to reduce Decker’s one-million-dollar bond.  Bastman was found dead in her Lake Park home last December.  Authorities haven’t said how Bastman was killed.




Cy-Hawk Tickets Going For As Much As $2500

(Ames, IA)  —  Tickets for Saturday’s Cy-Hawk game at Jack Trice Stadium are an extremely hot item.  They are going for as much as 25-hundred dollars.  The Cyclones and the Hawkeyes go into the matchup ranked tenth and 12th in the coaches poll.  It’s the first top 25 matchup in Cy-Hawk history.  Tickets are sold out but can still be purchased from third-party retailers.  The cheapest ticket on StubHub is 95 dollars in the Hillside Club.