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Thursday News, September 5th


Knights Of Columbus Phone-a-thon Sets New Record

(Le Mars) — A new record was set with donations contributed to the Life Skills Training Center through the Knights of Columbus annual phone-a-thon held yesterday. Shelly Thomson with Life Skills Training Center is grateful for the generosity expressed by the people of Plymouth County.

The Life Skills representative says there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.

Thomson says the people of Plymouth County tend to open their hearts when it comes to Life Skills, and she offers an explanation as to the reasons for their generosity.

People who were not able to donate to Life Skills during Wednesday’s phone-a-thon can still drop off donations to your local bank.



Former Attorney General To Speak At Republican Fund Raiser

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

That’s Shelly Stabe who is assisting with the coordination of the Republican fund raiser.
Officials are expecting a good turn-out for the Republican fund raiser.
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.



Dine At The County Line To Feature Farmers And Consumers To Talk About Food Production

(Le Mars) — Everyday…consumers are questioning the foods they eat, and are often confused by messages they hear about various types of foods, and how those foods are produced and processed. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are wanting to help answer those questions by placing consumers and farmers at the same table to talk about the foods that are produced. It’s a program entitled “Dine at the County Line.” Joel DeJong, one of the organizers for the dining experience says this marks the third year for the event.

DeJong says at each table will be six non-farming people who will share the table with a farming couple in order for the consumers to ask questions of the farm couple as to why they do the things they do when producing food.
In the past, organizers were targeting educators and health officials.

DeJong says representatives from various commodity organizations will be present to help answer consumer questions.

DeJong says the event is full and they are no longer taking any more reservations for the event. “Dine At the County Line” will be held at the Lowell and Judy Vos farm located on the border between Plymouth and Woodbury Counties. The event is slated for Thursday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m.



Sioux City Police Investigate Three Shooting Incidents

(Sioux City) –– Sioux City Police are investigating three incidents of shots being fired Wednesday, two in the same location.
The first incident took place at the Riverview Apartments AT 2201 Gibson Street around 4:30PM.
Officers found a 21-year-old male victim who had been shot at least twice in the 2300 block of Transit Avenue.
The unidentified man was transported to MERCY ONE with non-life threatening injuries.
Several shell castings were found in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Police found at least one shell casing at a second shots fired report around 7:30PM at West 15TH and Myrtle on the city’s westside.
No injuries were reported there.
Then at 9:30PM officers were again dispatched to the apartments on Gibson Street for a second report of shots being fired.
No victim was found in that incident, and it’s unknown how many suspects were involved.

(photo courtesy of KSCJ radio)

Anyone with information on any of the incidents should contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 258-TIPS.



Dorhout Promoted To The Rank Of Sergeant

(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo has announced the promotion of Deputy Scott Dorhout to the new rank of Sergeant. Dorhout has been a deputy with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office for the past 22 years. The promotion will take effect on September 15th.



Northwestern College Sets Record Student Enrollment

(Orange City) — Northwestern College of Orange City is announcing its largest enrollment is school history. This year, 1,414 students are enrolled in the fall semester, which is up 107 students from last year. The college’s previous record was at 1,342 set in 2006. Northwestern’s enrollment includes the largest freshman class since 2014.