Plymouth County recycling groups earn Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award


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The City of Le Mars, Van’s Sanitation and Recycling of Le Mars, and Plymouth County’s Solid Waste Agency of rural Le Mars, earned the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence award last week for their ongoing waste management efforts. Continue reading

FEMA awards $6.7 million to University of Iowa


The Hancher Voxman Clapp Building during the 2008 flood. Photo courtesy UI News Service.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded  more than $6.7 million to the University of Iowa to demolish buildings that were heavily damaged during the 2008 floods.

The award will assist in the demolition of the Hancher Voxman Clapp complex and Art Building East, a project that is estimated to cost about $7.5 million and is scheduled to begin this fall.

For more information, read the full article at the Press-Citizen.