**A Sesquicentennial time capsule will be sealed and placed into the ground at Foster Park for citizens of Le Mars to open in one hundred years. Joel and Nikki Johnson, co-owners of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, will donate a vault for the time capsule. This is a unique opportunity for residents of Le Mars to be able to leave thoughtful mementos and heartfelt messages for future residents of Le Mars. The City is seeking items that will be buried for 100 years and opened on the City’s 250th anniversary. The time capsule committee does reserve the right to refuse items. If you would like to submit an item to be considered for placement in the time capsule, please bring the item to City Hall, 40 Central Ave SE. Items can be submitted from now until June 7th. For further information, contact Mary Reynolds at the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce 712-546-8821.
Le Mars Little League sign-up is Monday, March 18th through Thursday, March 21st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 23rd from 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. There has been change in the sign-up location. Since the John Britton diamonds have been flooded again, sign-up will take place at American Bank on business highway 75 south. Use the north door by the parking lot. The registration fee is $45 per player if paid by March 23rd. The fee goes up to $60 after March 23rd.
**Youth for Christ, Be The Story Banquet, is Monday, March 25th, at the Le Mars Convention Center Upper Level! Doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner and program starting at 6:30. We want to share with you all God is doing in the lives of youth in our community and welcome you to be part of the Story! Banquet is free, but we need your reservation! Please RSVP to Roxanne Rahn @ 712-546-6311.
**– The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group will meet March 18th for a tour of Beef Products Inc. (BPI) and young farmer updates starting at 2:00 p.m. at BPI in Dakota City, NE. The tour/program will begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue to 6:00 p.m. Young farmer updates, networking time and a free meal will also be provided following the tour at ISU Extension and Outreach Woodbury County. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by contacting Janelle Johnson, Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group Coordinator, at 712-546-7835 or email@example.com. The Northwest Iowa Young and Beginning Farmer Group is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach. New members are always welcome.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered Tuesday, March 19, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare. Please enter the hospital through the east entrance. Participants are offered three separate screenings at $40.00 each, or sign up for all three for $95.00. This screen is coordinated by Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Education Department. APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY! For more information, please call 546-3479 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3479
** Catholic Ladies Club will meet on Tuesday, March 19 at 1pm at All Saints Parish – St Joseph, Richter Hall for cards. Everyone is welcome.
**Sweet Talkers, a local Toastmasters club, meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from noon til 1 p.m. at Wells Corporate Office. Visitors and members of the community are invited to attend the club meetings. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 20 at noon. Wells Corporate Office is located off the Highway 75 bypass west of the Le Mars Municipal Airport.
**The Banquet will be held Wednesday, March 20 hosted by Rejoice! Community Church, located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast. The Banquet is sponsored by local area churches and organizations. Serving will begin at 5:30pm until 7:00pm. This is free event and everyone is welcome. If you need a ride call Rejoice Community Church at 548-4430.
Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Dinner is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level. Ticket Price is $15, no tickets will be sold at the door. Schedule as follows 5:30-6:30p.m is social hour with appetizers provided by Plymouth County Farm Bureau. 6:30 p.m. start the Dinner and Program with Presentation of “Outstanding Service to Agriculture” award and Recognition of “Ag Scholarship” recipient. Keynote speaker is Scott Siepker an actor, writer, producer, and filmmaker.
**KC Fish Fry will be held on Ash Wednesday, Friday, March 22 serving from 5:30-7:30. Menu includes fish, mac-n-cheese, French fries and salads.
*The Luxembourg Heritage Society of Northwest Iowa will meet Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. Alton Public Library’s Meeting Room, located at 605 10th St. in Alton will be the site of the meeting. Anyone interested in Luxembourg, immigrants from Luxembourg, or in the celebration of arrival of Luxembourg settlers in 1870 is welcome to attend.
*Sunday, March 24, will bring a full “History Lesson” of Le Mars Arts, Sports, and Schools during a 2 p.m. program at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. A portion of the program is a make-up from the scheduled February event. The line-up of speakers will be: Le Mars Arts through the Years: Bill Sturges, Le Mars High School Class of 1945. Sports of the Past for Le Mars High School: Rich Schultz, Class of 1946, and George Black, Class of 1951, will share memories. Sports of the Past for Gehlen Catholic: Robert Dull of the Class of 1965, and possibly other Jays.: Rich Ziettlow of the Le Mars High School Class of 1967 (a member of the Le Mars Sesquicentennial Book Committee) All-school Reunions for 2019, Lisa Niebuhr, with Gehlen Catholic Development, and Carolyn Vance, director of the Le Mars Community High School Alumni. The program will be in the Study Hall, In case of inclement weather, the March 24 program will be moved to March 31. The Museum located at 335 First Ave. SW in Le Mars.
**Catholic Daughter’s Soup/Sandwich meeting will be held on Monday, March 25 beginning at 6pm at All Saints Parish-St Joseph Richter Hall.
**Le Mars Chamber Trivia Night is Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. at the American Legion Club party room. Cost is $40.00 per person. Catalonos will sell food. Cash bar. Big Daddy will serve as the game master. Call 712-546-8821 to reserve a table or make a reservation.
**The Plymouth County Natural Resources Conservation Service will be having a workshop for landowners enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program who are preparing for mid-contract management in 2019 and 2020. The workshop is geared towards helping CRP participants understand the requirements, techniques, and policies for doing mid-contract management, including how to prepare and plan for a prescribed burn. Speakers will include natural resource professionals from across the region. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 27th, from 10am-12pm, at Hole N The Wall Lodge east of Akron, and refreshments will be provided by the Plymouth County Soil and Water Conservation District. People who are interested in attending must RSVP with Matt McClanahan, Private Lands Wildlife Specialist, before March 22nd to reserve a seat. Matt can be contacted at 712-546-8858, extension 3.
**Le Mars Sesquicentennial history book written by Iris Hemmingson, Wayne Marty, Linda Mayrose, Steve Collins, Rich Ziettlow and Mary Reynolds is now for sale. So many great photos of Le Mars history from 1869 to 2019!!! Books should arrive around mid-May and will cost $99.00. Contact the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce to place an order 546-8821.