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Saturday News – July 23, 2022


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Meet Crystal McHugh. Crystal is the new Plymouth County Mental Health Coordinator and General Relief Director. She had been with the Area Education Agency and prior to that was a school counselor at Sacred Heart in Sioux City. She holds a Masters in school counseling. She says her new dual position involves helping individuals with things like rental assistance and coordinating services and funding for individuals through Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disabilities Services.

Crystal, along with her husband and three sons, live in Le Mars.


Flight 232 Anniversary

Tuesday, July 19th marked the 33rd anniversary of the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City. An exhibit honoring the emergency response by Siouxland and the crew of the passenger airliner is on permanent display at the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation. Museum Director Larry Finley says visitors are still coming to learn about what happened that day where 184 of the 296 passengers and crew survived the fiery crash into a nearby cornfield.

Finley says many crew members, passengers, and relatives come to the museum, especially this time of year.

The air museum is located near Sioux Gateway Airport at 2600 Expedition Court.


It’s hot

It’s a scorcher of a day here and across the country. Weatherspark.com reports July is traditionally the hottest month in Le Mars with an average high temperature of 85 degrees.

Through Friday, KLEM’s Weather Almanac recorded 14 days at or above the 85-degree average, with temperatures expected in the upper 90’s today.

As you probably remember, June was even hotter. More than half of the 30 days were at 85 degrees or better. Daytime highs topped 90 degrees or above 13 days. Even before the official start of summer, Le Mars’ hot spot was 100 degrees on June 13th.

May’s weather records show six days at 90 or above and another day above that summertime average of 85 degrees.

This month is the summer’s rainfall leader with more than three-and-a half inches—3.82 to be exact through Friday. June totals were just shy of an inch and May rainfall was 1.8 inches. You can follow the KLEM Weather Almanac on our website www.klem1410.com


Towers of Tomorrow

There’s just two weeks remaining to see the “Towers of Tomorrow” with Lego Bricks exhibition at the Sioux City Art Center. Development Director Erin Webber Dreezen says record crowds have attended this blockbuster display.

Admission is free. The Towers of Tomorrow exhibit continues at the Sioux City Art Center through August 7.


Ice Cream Maker Expands Board

The newest member of Wells Enterprises Board of Directors is Sara Greenstein. Greenstein has more than 25 years of experience in transforming and improving business operations.

Wells President and C-E-O Mike Wells says Greenstein’s workforce and operational knowledge bring considerable strength to the board as it strives for continued growth in all areas in the years to come.

She joined Axel Johnson Inc., of New York City, as President and CEO last month. The firm’s businesses include energy, water, healthcare technology and housing. Her previous leadership roles include Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and US Steel.

Wells’ board also consists of Chair, Lanse Crane, former CEO and Chairman of Crane & Company; Mike Wells, President & CEO of Wells Enterprises; Doug Wells, former COO of Wells Enterprises; Keith Alm, former president of Hallmark International; Gary Wells, former CEO of Wells Enterprises; Greg Wells, former Wells Enterprises executive; Deb Boyda, CEO of Isobar; Gweldolyn Hatten Butler, former President and Chief Investment Officer of Capri Investment Group; and Jeremy Pinkerman, CFO of Wells Enterprises.