Firefighters Had A Busy Weekend Responding To Fires
(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department had a busy weekend, answering several calls that occurred on Saturday. Firefighters responded to 53 Highland Drive, on the west edge of town for a car that had caught on fire. The car was parked on a driveway near a garage, and firefighters had to push the burning car away from the garage so it wouldn’t catch the structure on fire. The engine had caught on fire. Firefighters were at the scene for approximately a half an hour. The vehicle fire was reported at about 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters were also called to a leaf pile that was set on fire Saturday afternoon. Firefighters quickly extinguished that fire. Then at approximately 4:55 p.m. firefighters responded to a home located on the 500 block of 13th Street south that was filled with smoke. Apparently, an item was placed in the microwave oven that had caught on fire and quickly filled the home with smoke. Firefighters were able to use fans to help ventilate the smoke from the home. They were at the scene for approximately half an hour.
(vehicle fire photo contributed.)
Plymouth County Historical Museum To Feature “Ethnic Food Fair”
(Le Mars) — Anyone wishing to sample flavors of the world will be in luck at the Ethnic Food Fair offered by the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Sunday, November 14th. The event is scheduled to begin at the “Old Central Gym” starting at 2:00 p.m. Judy Stokesberry, a museum board member from Remsen, will open the afternoon program in the museum’s Music Room with a sequel to her first program in March: “Where in the world is Luxembourg?” Stokesberry traveled to Luxembourg in September, and will present the program, “Reconnecting: Now I Know Where Luxembourg Is.” Following the program, participants may attend the Ethnic Food Fair in the gym from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year’s confirmed ethnic food fair offerings include:
Two Dutch booths featuring Deb Krienert and Eva Mouw.
Two German booths with Angel Anderson and Judy Bowman.
Marge Dull will feature Italian food.
There will be three offerings from Luxembourg with Ethel Heidisch, Jean Nilles, and Judy Stokesberry.
Elizabeth Gorcznski will serve a Polish dish, and Elizabeth Makuei will feature a Sudanese food item.
More ethnic dishes are expected by the event scheduled for November 14th.
The Ethnic Food Fair is the continuation of the Museum’s 2020 program year, “Cultures and Cuisine” which was interrupted by the pandemic. Food from only two countries was shared in 2020 before the pandemic closed the Museum. In January, the focus was on Chinese foods, and February featured Mexican foods.
Former Director Of Iowa Department Of Human Services Dies
(Des Moines, IA) –– A two-time former director of the Iowa Department of Human Services has died. The announcement of the death of Charles Palmer was made Sunday. Palmer was chosen to head the massive state agency twice by former Governor Terry Branstad. He served as D-H-S director from 1989 to 1999 and again from 2011 until his retirement in 2017. Before those years, Palmer served as administrator of the Division of Mental Health. Current D-H-S Director Kelly Garcia remembered him as “a great public servant, leader, and friend.”
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