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Saturday News, March 9th


Daylight Savings Time Begins Tonight – Set Clocks Ahead

(Le Mars) — Daylight saving time begins later this evening, so remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep. Spring forward…fall back.



Property Taxes Now Due

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, reminds property owners that the second-half real estate and mobile home taxes are now due and can be paid in the office, online, or through the mail. Taxes are delinquent April 2, 2019.
Since the last day of March falls on the weekend, you have Monday, April 1st to pay without penalty.
Mail must be postmarked on or before April 1st to avoid delinquent interest.

Send your payment before the last day, as mailing your payment on April 1 does not guarantee an April 1st postmark.
Delinquent interest of 1.5% per month rounded to the nearest dollar attaches to all unpaid taxes on April 2, 2019 and an additional 1.5% penalty on the first of each succeeding month thereafter.



Floyd Valley Apartments Elevator Now Working

(Le Mars) — Residents of the Floyd Valley Apartments are now breathing a sigh of relief, as the one and only elevator is back in operation. The elevator had its motor burned out nearly three weeks ago, resulting in the elevator to no longer function for the people inside the five-story building. Many of the residents living at Floyd Valley Apartments are senior citizens and needed assistance going up and down the stairs. More than a year ago, the elevator at the Floyd Valley Apartments was out of order for nearly four months.



Bishop To Visit Gehlen Catholic On Monday

(Le Mars) — Gehlen Catholic of Le Mars will have a special visitor attend classes on Monday. Bishop Walker Nickless will stop by the local Catholic school to participate in the “Man Cave Monday” class as taught to Gehlen’s 5th and 6th grade boys. Kyle Marugg, the math and religion instructor for
Gehlen Catholic, holds “Man Cave Monday” at the start of each week. It is a class designed to teach the young boys chivalry, selflessness, and heroic virtue. Man Cave Monday begins with the boys kneeling & praying. The boys then discuss how they can imitate the lives of the saints and other heroic men daily. The 5th graders report how they demonstrated their manliness
like the saints & are presented a new challenge for the week such as taking up someone else’s tray or letting the girls go ahead of them. Man Cave Monday ends in another prayer. Man Cave Monday incorporates the Catholic faith & components of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports).
PBIS is a behavior management program by educating & encouraging good behaviors. “In Man Cave, we applaud the positive decisions our young men choose to make such as helping their mom with chores or holding the door for
someone. I also believe students naturally behave better in the moments after Man Cave in the hallway.” Mr. Marugg noted.