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Saturday Afternoon News, March 5th


Car Hits C-N Train

(Le Mars) — A car hit a C-N train Saturday morning at the crossing of 4th Street and 4th Avenue S.W.  The accident occurred shortly after 10:00 a.m.  According to emergency rescue units that were at the scene, only minor injuries had occurred to the people inside the vehicle.  The train remains parked and waiting for railroad officials to arrive in Le Mars to conduct an investigation.

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Senior Solutions Of Floyd Valley Healthcare Is Honored

Le Mars, IA – Floyd Valley Healthcare is pleased to announce that Lori Johnson, RN, Carly Turner, LISM  and Valerie Weaver, with Floyd Valley Senior Life Solutions, have received the 2021 Program of the Year award.

Floyd Valley Senior Life Solutions is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC), which partners with more than 100 facilities nationwide to provide behavioral healthcare management services. Top performing employees and Senior Life Solutions programs from around the country are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, and community. Award recipients demonstrate outstanding patient care, excellent comprehension and execution of compliance regulations, and strong community engagement.    


2021 Program of the Year recipient and local program director, Lori Johnson, RN said, “Our company works hard to promote mental health and awareness.  Nationally there are 108 Senior Life Solutions across 28 states.  Our team is honored to be chosen as Program of the Year.  I thank my team for making it their mission to provide such quality care to our patients.  I also want to thank Floyd Valley Healthcare for their support over the last 2 years.  We couldn’t have chosen a better organization to work with.”  

Floyd Valley Senior Life Solutions is a program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, typically 65 and older, experiencing depression and/or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging. Floyd Valley Senior Life Solutions’ staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a licensed therapist, a registered nurse, and other trained professionals to ensure each patient receives the best possible care. 

Families, friends, community members, physicians, self-referrals, or other health professionals can refer people to the program.  For more information, education, or if you would like to discuss support, please call 712-546-3700.




Jeneary Files Nomination Papers With Iowa Secretary Of State, Paul Pate

(Des Moines) — On Monday, February 28, 2022, the first day eligible for state and federal office candidates to submit nomination petitions, Iowa House Representative Dr. Tom Jeneary, a Republican from Le Mars, delivered and filed his nomination papers with Iowa Secretary of State, Paul Pate inside the Iowa Capitol Building.

Jeneary has been a State House Representative for the last four years serving the people of the Iowa House 5th Legislative District.  Jeneary is now seeking re-election to the newly formed Iowa House 3rd District which encompasses the northern half of Plymouth County and the southern half of Sioux County.

Jeneary is a conservative and believes in the state maintaining a balanced budget, while reducing taxes for the people.

“During the past few legislative sessions when the Republican party held a majority in both chambers, along with Governor Kim Reynolds’ leadership, the state legislature was able to accomplish many goals.  Although much has been accomplished, the work is not finished.  I want to continue serving the people of northwest Iowa, and to be their voice in the legislature,” said Jeneary.

“I enjoy visiting with people and listening to their concerns, and it is a great feeling when the state legislature takes action that benefits the great people of Iowa,” said Jeneary.

Jeneary is a retired dentist. Prior to his being elected to the Iowa House, Jeneary was appointed by former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to serve on the Iowa Dental Board of Examiners.