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Tuesday News, August 27th


County Supervisors To Convene For Weekly Meeting

(Le Mars) — The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at the County Courthouse Board Room beginning at 9:30 a.m. The supervisors have a short meeting. They will hear from Surveyor David Wilberding as he
seeks approval of a subdivision named Pick’s Triangle in Fredonia township.
The county supervisors will also hear from County Engineer, Tom Rohe. Rohe will discuss with the county governing board about a permit for the Southern Sioux Rural Water Association as they propose to conduct work in Washington Township and in Grant Township. Wes-tel of Iowa is seeking a construction
permit for Meadow township and Remsen township. Rohe will also discuss with the county board a motor grader operator position for the area near Hinton.



New Football Stadium Should Be Ready For Homecoming

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Community High School Bulldog Homecoming, scheduled for September 20th is when school officials believe the new football stadium will be ready. School superintendent, Dr. Steven Webner says he is confident the Bulldog football team will be able to play its first home game
on the new turf during the Homecoming festivities. Webner says the latest delay is due to a drainage problem.

Webner says the plan now is to place some drainage tile underneath the track and around the field to move the rainwater.

The Le Mars Community School Superintendent says it is more important to get the stadium and track in good operating condition for the long haul, rather than worrying about a few games that need to be re-scheduled due to the construction delays.

The construction delays for the newly renovated stadium has also affected Gehlen Catholic’s football schedule. Gehlen was originally scheduled to have its first home game for September 13th, but now that game has been moved to Moville when the Gehlen Jays take on the Woodbury Central Wildcats.
However, Gehlen Catholic is looking forward to its first home football game at the new stadium for their Homecoming festivities, scheduled for September 27th.
The Le Mars Community Board of Education inquired about the construction delays with the stadium, and asked Webner if there were any violations with the original construction contract.



Parents Share Concern About Softball Program With School Board

(Le Mars) — At Monday night’s Le Mars Community Board of Education meeting, nearly a dozen people were on hand to express their concern with the high school girl’s softball program. Dena Marienau spoke on behalf of the group.
She informed the school board the softball program has not had support from the athletic department, or from the administration. She asked who will be the coach for the next softball season? Marienau continued by informing the school board for the need for renovations at the current softball complex, indicating there are several holes in and around the field that need to be addressed. She also inquired about the fund raising efforts for the softball team, since they would clean the stadium following football games in order to raise money. Marienau inquired how the team would raise money
since the first couple of football games have been moved from Le Mars to Sioux Center and Orange City due to the new stadium is still under construction.



Another Democrat Announces He Is Running For U-S Senate Seat

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Another Iowa Democrat has entered the primary race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst.
Mike Franken said in an introductory video Monday that he’s “not
afraid to stand up for the proud progressive principles that Iowa Democrats share.”
Franken retired from the U.S. Navy as a three-star admiral in
October 2017. His career included ship commands and years in senior policymaking, strategy, and planning roles for the Defense Department.
He was born and raised in rural northwest Iowa and moved back to Sioux City shortly after his retirement.
Des Moines commercial real estate business president Theresa
Greenfield, Des Moines businessman Eddie Mauro and Indianola lawyer Kimberly Clark are already in the Democratic race.
Ernst is seeking her second six-year term.



Plymouth County Republicans To Hold Fund Raising Event

(Le Mars) — The Republican Party of Plymouth County has scheduled a fund raiser event for Thursday, September 5th to be held at the Willow Creek Golf Club. This year’s speaker is the former Attorney General for the Trump Administration.

That’s Shelly Stabe who is assisting with the coordination of the Republican fund raiser. Stabe explains the cost for the event.

Officials are expecting a good turn-out for the Republican fundraiser.
Stabe suggests getting tickets early. Last year, the speaker was Plymouth County’s own Sam Clovis.

Social hour will begin at 5:00 p.m. The former attorney general is expected to arrive at around 5:30 p.m. to meet and greet with Plymouth County Republicans. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the auction, and then Whitaker will speak.