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Thursday news, June 7th

Historical Preservationist Reviews Le Mars Nomination for National Historic Registry

(Le Mars) -- A Historical Preservationist offered her comments during an evening meeting regarding the nomination of the Le Mars Downtown District for the National Historical Registry. Kerry Davis told the small gathering that 96 buildings within the downtown area will be submitted for nomination.  Davis says there are many benefits to having a community listed on the National Registry of Historical Places.  She says it is an honor for any community to be listed on the National Historic Registry.  She also says since Le Mars is a member of the Main Street Iowa organization, the designation helps accomplish the goals of both preservation and economic development.

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Davis offers this explanation for last evening's meeting.

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Lt. Governor Reynolds Tours I-M-L Containers

(Le Mars) -- Iowa's Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds took a private tour of the I-M-L Containers Iowa of Le Mars Wednesday afternoon.  Reynolds, says she was impressed with I-M-L's committment to the area.  I-M-L containers started with just seven employees, but only recently was able to expand operations to include 50 employees, while operating 24 hour shifts.  I-M-L Containers works with 15 main clients, including Wells Blue Bunny.  Their products are shipped to various locations within the midwest, Canada, and around the world  Reynolds says the purpose to visit I-M-L and other businesses within northwest Iowa is to see how the state can partner with such businesses, and to ask if those businesses are facing any difficult issues with regulations or other obstacles.  Reynolds says I-M-L offers many technological positions which coincides well with Governor Branstad's goal of STEM education which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics.

 

Supevisors Approve Summer Construction Projects

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the bids for five different construction projects slated to begin this summer.  Plymouth County engineer Tom Rohe read the competing bids to the county board of supervisors during their Tuesday meeting.   The county will have two metal pipe culverts , and three pre-cast concrete culverts installed.  Kooiker, (Koy-ker) Incorporated of Le Mars was granted the bid for a project involving the installation of a metal pipe culvert.  The submitted bid was for $27,917.90.  Graves Construction of Spencer, Iowa was awarded the bid for a second metal pipe culvert installation project.  They submitted a bid of $29,253.  Graves Construction was also awarded a project involving the installation of a pre-cast concrete box culvert.  That project's bid was $80,235.  MidWest Contractors of Marshall, Minnesota was the winning contractor for two other projects.  They submitted bids of $116,677 and $111,469 for two projects involving the installation of pre-cast concrete box culverts.

 

Moville Celebrates Quasquicentennial

(Moville) -- The town of Moville started its Quasquicentennial celebration on Wednesday, and will continue through the weekend. Moville's mayor, Jim Fisher says the town got its name from Moville, Ireland.

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Fisher says Moville, Iowa and Moville, Ireland are the only two Moville's in the world.  Among the many different events, the town will host a parade on Saturday featuring the different Shriner organizations.

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That parade is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.  Other highlights include an alumni flag football game scheduled for today, the musical production of "Oklahoma" is scheduled for Friday, and a 5k run is set for Saturday.  For a complete listing of all the events for Moville's Quasquicentennial celebration, you can pick up a KLEM Fairs and Festivals booklet.

 

Christ Lutheran Church of Remsen to Celebrate 125 years

(Remsen)-- 170 current members, 1,055 baptisms, 796 confirmations, 265 marriages and 17 ministers. These are the figures after 125 years of worship being celebrated at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen this weekend.  Vernon and Rita Letsche have been members as a couple for 30 years, and Vernon's family are lifelong members.  Rita shares with us the story of the churches founding.

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That is when the original wooden church building was built, in the late 20's the interior of that building was improved.  In 1941, a brick church took its place, and is still the cornerstone for the current building. Rita says the dismantling of the 1941 church happened in 3 days with man and horse power...literally.

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Man power hours totaled 1,647, horse power hours totaled 152. The organ and the naive were moved from the original church. In the end, this building with seating for 250 cost only $25,000 to build. Family and kids are big part of Christ Lutheran's mission.  The Letche's raised 6 kids in the church, and led youth group for about 30 years.  One of the children's groups in the church is Kids Quest.  Rita says that they work hard to do the work of the church.

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Five families who are still part of the congregation are five and six generation members.  The Maass' and Ericksen's have six generations and the Sonnicksen's, Kroeger's and Eubank's have five.  
Pastor Dennis Martens currently presides over the congregation and will be leading the celebratory service this weekend to commemorate 125 years at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen.  Services begin at 10:30 on Sunday, with a dinner following as well as a 1pm program featuring music, memories and photos.  The public is more than welcome to attend. 

 

 

 

   

Wednesday News, June 6

 (Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County election can be summed up by saying the Incumbents Win.  In each of the Republican primary contested race, it was the incumbent candidate that was able to protect their position. Although, District Two between Mark Loutsch and Wayne Schipper the difference was only 49 votes.  Loutsch was able to carry the rural areas while Schipper, perhaps not surprisingly carried Le Mars.  Another close race was in District 5 where Jim Henrich narrowly defeated challenger Dan Smith.  Henrich had 1117 votes while Smith had 951.  In District 3, Don Kass was able to win easily by defeating challenger Merlin Wagner by a margin of 1138 votes.  The sheriff's race between incumbant Mike Van Otterloo and Jay King was also a runaway.  Van Otterloo defeated King by a 6 to 1 margin. 
A total of 2205 votes were cast which is more than double the votes from the last election in 2008, when 1084 people went to the polls. 

 

Results:

Sheriff
Mike Van Otterloo      1844
Jay King                314


District #2
Mark Loutsch           1069
Wayne Schipper         1020


District #3   
Don Kass               1580
Merlin Wagner           442


District #5    
Jim Henrich            1117
Dan Smith               951


After the results were in, Loutsch complimented Schipper and said he was relieved.

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Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo is able to retain his position.  Afterwards, he thanked the voters of Plymouth County for supporting him.

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(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars City Council approved the sale of the Centennial Dormitory Hall.  Centennial is one of the buildings owned by the city after Westmar College folded.  Carver Incorporated of Sioux City purchased the building for $10,000.  Jared Carver says the building will be used for several things including an air soft shooting gallery.  He explains what that is.

 

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Carver says the complex will be known as Centennial Business Center.


(Le Mars) -- Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be in Le Mars this afternoon.  The Lt. Governor is scheduled to tour of the I-M-L Iowa, Incorporated at 4:30.  In addition to her Le Mars visit, Reynolds will be making three visits to companies at Orange City.


(Le Mars) -- Downtown Le Mars will be the focus of a meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:30 p.m.  Kerry Davis of Preservation Solutions will present her report on the final public meeting for listing the downtown district


(Le Mars) -- Perkins Office Supply of Le Mars has announced they will be moving.  Actually, Perkins Office Supply will be moving across the street to the former Maurice's building.  That announcement was made last evening during the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce meeting.  No word as to when that move will be completed.


(Le Mars) -- A popular Le Mars steak house will be featured on Iowa Public Television this coming Thursday.  Archie's Wayside will be part of the program entitled Iowa's Simple Pleasures.  That program airs at 6:30 p.m.

 

(Le Mars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the bids for five different construction projects slated to begin this summer.  Plymouth County engineer Tom Rohe read the competing bids to the county board of supervisors during their Tuesday meeting.   The county will have two metal pipe culverts , and three pre-cast concrete culverts installed.  Kooiker, Incorporated of Le Mars was granted the bid for a project involving the installation of a metal pipe culvert measuring 72 inches in diameter and stretching 56 feet.  The submitted bid was $27,917.90.  Graves Construction of Spencer, Iowa was awarded the bid for a second metal pipe culvert installation project.  They submitted a bid of $29,253.  Graves Construction was also awarded a project involving the installation of a pre-cast concrete box culvert measuring 14 feet x 5 feet x 34 feet.  That project's bid was $80,235.  MidWest Contractors of Marshall, Minnesota was the winning contractor for two other projects.  They submitted bids of $116,677 and $111,469 for two projects involving the installation of pre-cast concrete box culverts.

 

 

   

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