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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - September 21, 2001, Le Mars, Iowa Highs 70 to 75, 2,for a complete weather Strong serving Page 7 President's speech Page 4 750 at the newsstand 380 carrier to your home an yearly Volume 130 186 Le Iowa CROP Walk shortens route By Beverly Van Buskirk Lifestyles editor INDEX I A I ally September 21, 2001 Walkers will be out in force on Sept. 30, as they participate in the 15th annual DROP Walk for Plymouth sponsored by Church World Service and the Plymouth County Ministerial The event begins with registration at 1:15 p.m. at Poster Park and the begins at 2 p.m. According to the Rev. Larry C. pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and coordinator of the CROP the walk this year is reduced from 5.2 miles to just 4 hope that with the shorter more walkers will come said All ages are In the past walkers have ranged from a 3-month-old in a stroller to a 94-year-old. There are rest and refreshment stops along the A number of individuals and organizations participate in the annual including 4-H Scout and school Anyone wishing to register or receive registration materials should contact Fett at See On Page 3 County 911 receives state grant By Marcene Heeren Sentinel A grant awarded to County will help emergency crews upgrade their 2-way Coordinator Shawn Olson said he received an application for the grant in State 911 officials decided to make grant money available after determining they had excess funds that were not needed at the state See On Page 3 Silo collapses at Co-op how much concrete we have here from just Larry Clark A silo at the Co-operative in broke and spilled its contents over the train photos by Marsha L. United businesses help Sept. 11 Fund By Marsha L. Melnichak Editor No one was hurt when a silo at the Farmers Cooperative in Hinton broke about 3 or 3:30 p.m. shaking a nearby and creating a wave of corn and concrete rubble over the railroad tracks that serve the saw it starting and they just took one man said of workers near the area when the com began spilling out of cracks in the u 1 a r concrete About a third of the silo was still standing in the with a bright yellow corn cap and pieces of concrete swinging on bent rebar when the dust went over to fill my coffee up and when I came back I saw a big ball of said a person at the across the street about an hour She said the dust was much bigger than a car and was more like a fog over the Gary whose house sits to the east of the felt the house enough to wake a person he Neither speaker heard the collapse as the spilled corn seemed to have muffled the sound of the falling Both said there was no Concrete pieces as large as 2 feet long and 6 inches wide were 90 feet or more from the silo in the scattered Shortly after the top of the silo engineers from Schroder in Sioux City were examining the pieces of rubble and representatives of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad were examining the tracks to see if they were Within an hour of the collapse Larry Clark Construction of Merrill was cleaning the corn and rubble from the as a train was expected through at 8:30 p.m. Thursday Clark observed from his seat on an 0 f f- r o a d vehicle how much concrete we have here from just Imagine what it's like in New York Observers at the scene speculated that the bin just south of the broken one would soon be taken tilting already and look at the cracks in said one who said it was close to Those silos were built in 1975, according to building General Manager Roger Price was the at the time of the collapse and returned to Hinton Thursday In a call to the Daily Price said a preliminary assessment would suggest He noted that silos tend to shift as they are The silo which collapsed was about 90 percent according to which would mean about 60,000 to 65,000 bushels of corn were stored sure we'll said too early to tell if it will be just the The Le Mars United Way announced a contribution to the September 11th a collaboration of United the New York Community Trust and the Council of Municipal event to be Sept. 25 By Sue Morris staff writer The 5" event to celebrate Le Mars Municipal Park and Golf Course being named to the National Historic Register will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the The hosted by the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Le was postponed after terrorist events Sept. 11 on the East The park has been listed as a historic district on the National Register due to the extensive stone structures constructed during the Works Progress All park buildings will be ice cream treats will be served courtesy of Boy Scouts will grill in the scout cabin area and lemonade will be served at the shelter Guided and tours throughout the park will be offered and a brief program will be held at 6 p.m. The 5" is part of the series of the Le Mars Area Chamber of Refreshments and tours of the park will be offered the with brief announcements at 6 p.m. to support organizations helping people affected by the recent tragedies in New York City and D.C. To grow the fund even Le Mars Ford Mercury will host a fundraiser for the September 11th Fund from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21. KLEM 1410 radio will broadcast the entire event live from Le Mars Ford with arid kOOL 99.5 FM also doing live Wendy chair of the Le Mars United acknowledged the importance of the September 11th people across the country are feeling the need to do meaningful to help the victims and workers in New York and D.C. The September 11th Fund allows them to do and it's no surprise that we in Le Mars are coming forward with our See 11" On Page 3 Look at that Arlle Pick shows a piglet to Gehlen Catholic fourth graders and teacher Betty Wendt during the annual Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Tour Pick works with hogs at facility east of Le Students pictured from Samantha Tara Chance David Evan and Drew photo by Marcene Ext. 21 OR Sentinel online Q
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