Le Mars Public Library is closed and will re-open on
May 1st inside the Eagles club during the remodeling of the Library.
Business Highway 75 phase 2, according to the contractor, Harris Construction, is scheduled to open for traffic on Thursday, May 4th. Phase 2 is the stretch of highway from 12th Street southwest going north to the driveway of the Yamaha Golf. Phase 3 will open for traffic on Wednesday, May 10th. Phase 3 goes from 12th Street southwest heading south to 18th Street southwest. The construction company believes it will be closing phase 4 of the project sometime between May 4th and May 8th. Phase 4 goes from the Yamaha Golf heading north to where the Phase 1 construction project had ended, near the Family Table Restaurant. When Phase 4 is closed to traffic, it will also close the intersection at Business Highway 75 and 6th Avenue southwest and 6th Street southwest or the Dairy Queen intersection. Blue Diamond Drive will also be closed to traffic. Detour signs will be posted.
The City of Le Mars Grass , Twig and Leaf site is open. Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The only things allowed to be dumped out at the site is trees , twigs , yard waste, grass and leaves , NO PLASTIC BAGS OR BOXES .
Plymouth County Landfilled will be open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, except on Holidays from 8am to 12:00 noon during the summer.
Remsen Paper Recycling will be open for drop offs of paper and cardboard every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the paper shed located to the extreme north on Marion street. Accepting all sizes of cardboard and all kinds of paper. No personal care tissues or food paper waste.
Goal Getters weigh in group is changing location of meetings instead of at the Le Mars Public Library will now be held at Rejoice! Community Church. Meetings are held every Thursday from 11am to noon. Questions call Kathleen at 712 562-6514.
**Kissinger Fund-Razors Rummage sale will be held Friday, April 28 from 8am to 7pm and Saturday, April 29 from 8am to 2pm at the Kissinger Center in Merrill. All proceeds are dedicated to the gym floor. Also available for purchase are cinnamon rolls, taverns, hot dogs, chips, bars and cookies. Items are needed for drop off information call Margaret Marienau at 712 938-2588 or Vicky Hemmelman at 712 938-2596.
**Anytime Fitness Blood Drive for American Red Cross is Friday, April 28 from 10am to 4pm. Walk-Ins are welcome or schedule an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS. Anytime Fitness is located at 983 Hawkeye Avenue SW by Bomgaars.
**Spring Vendor Blender is Saturday, April 29 from 9am to 1pm at the American Legion Wasmer Post 241, 110 Plymouth Street Southwest in Le Mars. Free admission. Featured vendors are Creative Expressions, Perfectly Posh, Signature Homestyles, Scentsy, Love the Bag, Plexus, Keep Collective, Creative Cards, TLC, Lakin Erdman Photography, Lemongrass Spa, Thirty-One, Young Living Oils, Beauty Counter and more.
*Friends of St Mary’s Ball is Saturday, April 29 at the Avalon Ballroom. Music by DJ Braz, Guest speakers Bob Augustine & Dean Harpenau. Catered by The Home Plate – Granville. For more information call Tim or Connie Begnoche at 712 786-2254.
**Grace Lutheran Church Orphan Grain Train Wisconsin style fish feed will be Sunday, April 30 at 11:30am until gone. Free will offering will be accepted.
**American Legion Auxiliary Vendor/Craft Sale is Sunday, April 30 from 1 to 4pm in the American Legion Hall, 110 Plymouth St SW. Free Admission. American Legion Auxiliary will be selling cookies. Over 21 vendors and craft booths include Chloe and Isabel, Dead End Customs, K and E Beads, Leah’s Custom Creations, Limelight, LipSense, LuLaRoe, Papararzzi, Plaid Sparrow, Tupperware, Simple Changes, Scensty Rusty Petals and more.
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a pinochle tournament on Sunday, April 30 beginning at 1:00pm with cards, followed with a potluck lunch. Bring a table of four to play. Open to the public. Pinochle tournaments are held on the last Sunday of every month.
**Celebrate Iowa Wildflower Week! There will be a wildflower walk at the Sioux City Prairie on Sunday, April 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join wildflower enthusiast Rich Pope as he leads us on a walk to find early prairie bloomers. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Sioux City Prairie entrance adjacent to Briar Cliff University’s student parking lot near the Stark Student Center off West 32nd Street.
For more information contact the nature center at 712-258-0838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Le Mars Spring Clean Up amnesty is May 1st through May 6th. This is ONLY for residents of the City of Le Mars. City will not be picking up the items at curb side, each residential household must make their own arrangements for hauling waster to the Plymouth County Landfill during this Amnesty period. Items included are furniture: couches, chairs, mattresses, carpet, garden hose, TV’s humidifiers, computers and monitors; C and D items include wooden items such as fence post, scrap lumber, windows, doors, sinks, toilets, storms and screens. Also includes bikes, mowers, metal post, wire, swings, gutter, bed springs, bed frames. Items not included tires, hazardous waste, white goods such as air conditioners, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, furnaces, dishwashers, hot water heaters and fluorescent lights.
**Hospice of Siouxland is offering a volunteer training to be held at the Akron Care Center, 991 Hwy 3 on May 1st and May 4th. There is no charge for the training. For more information or to register call Hospice of Siouxland Office at 1-800-383-4545.
**Le Mars Chamber coffee will be hosted Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission at Claussen’s on Wednesday, May 3rd from 9:30am to 10:30am
**Willow Creek Ladies Wednesday Golf will have a potluck lunch meeting on Wednesday May 3rd at 11:30. For more information call Barb Niemen at 540-2801
**Dutch Heritage Boosters’ will be serving Poffertjes (little mini pancakes) in the Little White Store in downtown Orange City on Wednesday, May 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.
**Business Highway 75 phase 2, according to the contractor, Harris Construction, is scheduled to open for traffic on Thursday, May 4th. Phase 2 is the stretch of highway from 12th Street southwest going north to the driveway of the Yamaha Golf. Phase 3 will open for traffic on Wednesday, May 10th. Phase 3 goes from 12th Street southwest heading south to 18th Street southwest. The construction company believes it will be closing phase 4 of the project sometime between May 4th and May 8th. Phase 4 goes from the Yamaha Golf heading north to where the Phase 1 construction project had ended, near the Family Table Restaurant. When Phase 4 is closed to traffic, it will also close the intersection at Business Highway 75 and 6th Avenue southwest and 6th Street southwest or the Dairy Queen intersection. Blue Diamond Drive will also be closed to traffic. Detour signs will be posted.
**National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 4, beginning with a student event for all middle and high school students before school at Le Mars Nazarene Church from 7:30am to 8:20am. Some breakfast food and refreshment will be served. A lunch program will be held from 11:35am to 1pm in the upper level of Le Mars Convention Center. Open to everyone to come together as a community for a brief time of worship and to pray for our nation and community. A light lunch will be served.
**Le Mars Boy Scout Troop 188 NEWSPAPER , MAGAZINES AND COMPUTER PAPER DRIVE will be Saturday, May 6 from 8-10 a.m. at Van’s Sanitation , located 1553 18th Street SW. If any middle school aged kids or older need service hours, they are more than welcome to earn hours at the paper drive. Newspapers and magazines should be place in separate sacks or bundles.
**Remsen St Mary’s Paper Recycling will be open for drop offs of paper and cardboard on Saturday, May 6, from 8-11:00 at the paper shed located to the extreme north on Marion street. Accepting all sizes of cardboard and all kinds of paper. No personal care tissues or food paper waste.
**A Prepared Childbirth class will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare. This class is open to anyone expecting their first child and interested in preparing for childbirth. To pre-register please call Floyd Valley Healthcare at 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401. These classes are offered as a service to moms delivering at Floyd Valley Healthcare. There is a $25 course fee for moms not delivering here at the hospital.
**The Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts Boosters will host a Spring Dinner on Saturday, May 6th, at All Saints’ Parish-St. Joseph’s Church Social Hall at 5:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy:
Grilled Chicken with a Lemon Butter Sauce,
Garden Salad with Champagne Dressing,
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes,
& Chocolate mousse.
Tickets are just $15. Tickets are also on sale, separately, for the musical, “Annie,” which begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Jason Puetz Memorial Gym presented by the Gehlen Catholic Fine Arts Departments. For more information, contact the Gehlen Catholic School at 712-546-4181.
**Marcus Museum Day is Sunday, May 7 from 1pm to 4pm starting at the Marcus Historical Center, west side of the Marcus. Self guided tours include Stan and Janice Scheitler’s collection of classic cars, Junior Pearson’s collection of horse-drawn equipment and buggies, Jerry Galles vintages tractors and equipment and Milt Wurth’s collection of vintage equipment. For more information contact Linda Spieler
**Floyd Valley Healthcare breastfeeding information class is Tuesday, May 9, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the lower level conference center of the hospital. Topics include breastfeeding benefits, techniques, storage and resources as well as an overview of breast milk production. Breastfeeding products will be displayed and a pump demonstration will be offered. Questions will be addressed and support given to moms and dads considering or currently involved in the breastfeeding experience. The evening is offered free of charge. For more information or support call 546-3401 or
800-642-6074 ext. 3401.
**Le Mars appliance and passenger vehicle tire drop off is Wednesday, May 10th for Le Mars Residential properties ONLY from 8am to 3pm at the Public Works building at 800 18th Street Southwest or you may take directly to landfill. There is no charge. Appointments are necessary call 548-4958.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare Mother’s Day luncheon, “Feel Beautiful Head to Soul,” is Thursday, May 11, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Willow Creek Country Club. There is a $10.00 charge, which includes a catered meal and dessert by Timmy’s Catering and door prizes. Dr. Adam Smith, plastic surgeon with Tri-State Specialists, will share his story on becoming a plastic surgeon. This program is open to mothers of all ages.
Pre-registration is requested by May 8. For more information or to register call
546-3401 or 800-642-6074, Ext. 3401.
**The 25th annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th. The way the food drive works is customers simply leave a bag of non-perishable items beside their mailbox on the morning of May 13th, and their letter carrier will pick that food up. This year, Hy-Vee has done a statewide sponsorship for the food drive and so each home will receive a plastic grocery bag in the mail the week of the food drive which they can fill with non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, or pasta.
**City of Le Mars E-Waste Recycling Day is Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 3pm in the back parking lot of City Hall. Bring your items and drop off.
Free items include computer tower, mice, keyboard, PC cables, cell phones.
$10 per item are the following- Stereo Equipment, Flat screen Monitor under 15″ not broken
$25 – Printers, scanners, fax machines, Flat screen TV’s with broken screen
$35 – CRT Monitors or TVs 33″ or Less
$65.- Big Screen TVs; CRT Monitors or TVs over 33″
**Strength of a Single Mom is a support group for single moms. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 5:00-6:30pm; from Sept to May. The group meets at City Life Teen Center in Le Mars (1055 3rd Ave. SE LeMars, IA 51031). The group is open to any single mom and addresses various topics that are important to single moms. For more information, you may also check us out on our Facebook page: Strength of a Single Mom