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Examples of Christ, an ocean away
HINTON -- Vanessa Wodtke, owner of Bloom Wild in Hinton, said she is living with a new appreciation for all she has. Wodtke was part of a recent mission trip to Bucharest, Romania, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, through Heartland Community Baptist Church in Sioux City...
Auditor's office open Saturday for voters
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The Plymouth County Auditor's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 for the purpose of registering to vote and voting an absentee ballot in the Nov. 8 General Election. Anyone planning to vote Saturday should enter through the north lower level entrance of the Plymouth County Courthouse at 215 Fourth Ave. S.E...
Floyd Valley Healthcare completes plastic surgery team
By Thomas Schreiber News reporter LE MARS -- Floyd Valley Healthcare has seen an influx of new doctors over the last month. Dr. Adam Smith, a plastic surgeon with Tri-State Specialists, represents the last piece of the new plastic surgery team servicing FVH patients...
New location for scouts monthly newspaper recycling drive
LE MARS -- A long-time newspaper recycling project in Le Mars will continue with a new location and a few changes. For many years, O'Toole Park has been the site for the first Saturday of the month newspaper recycling drop-off site. First started by fifth grade elementary students at Le Mars Community Schools, the project has been most recently conducted by members of Boy Scout Troop 188...
Remsen heritage at its finest
REMSEN -- The crisp autumn feel of late October has special meaning in Remsen. It signals Oktoberfest is about to begin. The one day festival, held the last Saturday of every October, has been a staple of the community for decades. "The Remsen Oktoberfest itself has been going on in Remsen since 1973," Bavarian Entertainment Co-Chair Mike Matgen said...
Hy-Vee presents check for CBP2 projects
LE MARS -- At the Oct. 18 Le Mars City Council meeting, Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff and Mike Donlin, Le Mars Area Betterment Foundation board president, accepted a $10,000 check from the Le Mars Hy-Vee for the Le Mars CBP2 Betterment Projects. Greg Rottinghaus, the Le Mars Hy-Vee store manager, was at the meeting to present the LABF and city with the check...
Four county extension candidates vie for seats
LE MARS -- Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Council, from a slate of four candidates, at the Nov. 8 general election. "The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Plymouth County for the next four years," Janelle Johnson, County Program Coordinator said...
Plymouth County Sheriff's office offers Halloween safety tips
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Halloween is approaching quickly and we expect large groups of children out and about that evening. Our primary concern on Halloween, and any other time, is the safety of children. With that in mind, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office would like to offer the following safety tips. It is a good idea to review these with your children before they begin their "trick-or-treat" adventure...
Morningside Philosophy Club to present Zombie lecture series
SIOUX CITY -- The Morningside College Philosophy Club will present a Zombie Lecture Series featuring Morningside College faculty members from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Ave...
Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course to be offered
LE MARS -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 27. The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)...
Mens Bible Conference planned
LE MARS -- Le Mars Bible Church will host a Men's Conference, "Men at Work," Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. Activities will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Guest speaker for the event will be Rod Goertzen, pastor of Countryside Bible Church in Hampton, Nebraska...
Le Mars Middle School students chosen to honor band
LE MARS -- The 49th annual northwest Iowa Middle School Honor Band Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, in Storm Lake. Approximately 350 seventh and eighth grade musicians from 38 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned on Oct. 15 for places in one of two equal bands. 180 students were selected...
Fair exhibitors' champion photos on display
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The Plymouth County Farm Bureau presents the Champion Photo display of 4-H and FFA exhibitors from the 2016 Plymouth County Fair. The display which features 100 photos will travel through banks in Plymouth County this fall. The pictures will be displayed at Iowa Prairie Bank in Merrill the week of Oct. 24-28. The display will then move to Iowa Prairie Bank in Brunsville the week of Oct. 31...
Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators course to be offered
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Plymouth County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 9. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team...
State money awarded for expansion
LE MARS -- Wells Enterprises, Inc. announced Friday it will proceed with its plans for a $40 million expansion to the South Ice Cream Plant after receiving an award of over $3 million under the High Quality Jobs Program. Approval of the award was made by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board of Directors...
Saying farewell to Evan
LE MARS -- A young man full of joy and rich in his faith and belief in Jesus Christ. This is how Paul and Lisa Niebuhr remember their son, Evan who was tragically taken from their family in a car accident on Friday, Oct. 14. "Evan had a great sense of humor," Paul said with a light laugh. "He could always find the humor in anything."...
Build it and they will come
HINTON -- After two years of planning, the first turn of dirt has been lifted for a new housing subdivision in Hinton. Blackhawk Ridge LLC developers were joined by City of Hinton officials, Plymouth County Supervisors, Hinton Community School District administration, Hinton business owners and community members to break ground on a 44-lot single and multi-family housing subdivision...
Land use tops council discussion
LE MARS -- The Le Mars City Council voted unanimously at its Oct. 18 meeting to establish its Nov. 1 meeting as the time for a public hearing on the inclusion of city land use in the city's Comprehensive Plan. There will be two other meetings citizens can attend, a 4:15 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and a 8:15 a.m. Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1...
Supervisor Kass: 'Show me the money'
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The board room at the Plymouth County Courthouse was filled to capacity when more than 30 residents showed up to lend their support of the Plywood Trail discussion at Tuesday's Plymouth County Board of Supervisors meeting. Jeff Stanley and Mark Sturgeon addressed the board with a brief presentation of the proposed 16-mile trail which would connect the communities of Le Mars, Merrill, Hinton and Sioux City...
Museum to host 'Cabin Day'
PLYMOUTH CO. -- "Cabin Appreciation Day" will be observed from 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Plymouth County Historical Museum to celebrate the completion of Joy Hollow Log Cabin and to unveil a memorial for Glada Koerselman. Matt Walker donated the memorial rock to the museum. A contest to guess the weight of the rock is planned for "Cabin Appreciation Day." The winner will receive a certificate to the museum's upcoming "Great Garage and Bake Sale."...
Just the boost they needed
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Nineteen projects around Plymouth County received a funding boost thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County. The foundation ended its 2016 grant-making session with the distribution of $96,131.34. Recipients were presented with their checks at a grant awards banquet Monday at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars...
Event to raise money for new wellness center
HINTON -- The new Hinton Community Wellness Center will be the highlight of an upcoming fundraiser from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at Tucker Hill Winery in Hinton. The Hinton Foundation is holding an evening of food sampling and drinks to help raise money to equip the community's wellness center which is currently under construction...
Ghosts and goblins to roam Le Mars streets
LE MARS -- Calling all ghosts and goblins for the annual Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Main Street Committee's annual Halloween Fun event. More than 40 businesses will hand out candy to the little trick or treaters who descend upon downtown Le Mars at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29...
Conley earns Hall of Fame induction
LE MARS -- Dr. John Conley will become the 28th person to be inducted into the Plymouth County Historical Museum's Hall of Fame. The reception and program for the veterinarian will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Museum's "Old Central" Gym...