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Saturday News, April 2


A Celebration of Life is being planned for a former executive of Harker’s Wholesale Meats in Le Mars.   William “Bill Jaycox” passed away on Monday, March 25th at the age of 75 in Springdale Arkansas.  Jaycox was an executive officer at Harker’s and later retired from Tyson Foods as Chief Human Resources Officer. While living in Le Mars he served on the Le Mars City Council and was selected for the Iowa Governor’s Task Force on Labor and Economic Development.  A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Sunday, June 12th at the Springdale Arkansas Country Club.


(Clive, Iowa) – For five years in a row, a Cedar Falls restaurant has been a bracket contender for Pulled Pork Madness. This year, Starbeck’s Smokehouse finally earned the sweet taste of victory for receiving the most votes in the social media contest, presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA).

Pulled Pork Madness is an annual quest to find Iowa’s best pulled pork sandwich. The contest follows a bracket-style narrowing process that mimics the NCAA’s college basketball tournament.

Starbeck’s beat The Roadhouse in Orange City in the championship round.

Along with bragging rights, Starbeck’s will receive $250 and a Pulled Pork Madness plaque.

See full list of the 2022 Pulled Pork Madness restaurants that competed in the bracket rounds.  https://www.iowapork.org  Look under the news tab.

Past winners are Smokin’ Butt Barbeque in Davenport (2021); Whatcha Smokin’? BBQ + Brew in Luther (2020); Warehouse Barbecue Co. + Brewhouse in Ottumwa (2019); and Moo’s BBQ in Newton