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Le Mars Community Schools will serve meals Monday through Friday.  Meals can be pre-ordered via the district website (www.lemarscsd.org); the link for sign up will be on the front page of the website, and names are confidential.  The reason for sign-up is to provide a general number of meals we need to prepare. Meals will be served as Grab ‘n Go between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from each of the following locations:

Clark Elementary:  201 2nd Ave NW Le Mars  (south side loading dock)

Le Mars Community High School:  921 3rd Ave SW Le Mars (west side loading dock-Door E)

Here’s this week’s menus




The Kingsley-Pierson school system is also doing a Grab-and-Go meal on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all children 18 and younger.  You do not need to be a student at K-P to qualify for the free meals.  Please fill out a survey on the K-P website (k-pcsd.org).  The meals will be available at the Kingsley park from 11 am to 12-noon and in downtown Pierson from 11:30 to 12:30.  Breakfast and lunch  portions will be provided.


MMCRU will distribute free Grab N Go lunches.  Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 11am to 1 pm. from the entryway at MMC Elementary and the RU school building. All students PK-12 are eligible for free food through this program. 


Rejoice Food Pantry  hours are Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursday from 10:00- 1:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00. We will also be implementing a new temporary procedure of curb side pickup for your prepackaged box of food pantry items. The prepackaged boxes will contain many canned goods (vegetables & fruits) and cereal, meats and many other items. You can visit our food pantry twice a month during this period.


** The city of Le Mars has opened its grass, leaf, twig disposal site located on the west side of town near the Riverview ball parks.  The disposal site is open on Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday’s between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  No bags and sacks are allowed.  No tree stumps.


**The Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency will not be taking TV’s, Appliances, Tires and Hazardous Waste at the current time. We are trying to limit the exposure to cash paying customers. If it is an emergency please call 712-546-6071.  We are still open to the public, contractors and private haulers for C & D material, household waste, trees, yard waste, metal and concrete. We have the ability to communicate through the intercom system to limit exposure to handle the customers needs.


Governor Reynolds issued a proclamation on 3/19/20 that waives late penalty on property tax payments through April 16, 2020 to help give assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of Covid19‘s arrival in our state.  Payments must be postmarked by April 16 2020, or paid online by midnight at www.iowatreasurers.org , or dropped off in the drop box located inside the Courthouse by April 16th to avoid a late penalty.

The county offices at the Plymouth County Courthouse are closed to the public.  Treasurer’s Staff continues to work and can answer any questions by phone or email.  Many of the driver’s license and motor vehicle deadlines have been extended as well by the Governor.  If your driver’s license has an expiration date of January 16, 2020 or later, you do not have to renew your license at this time.  It will remain valid until the declared disaster is lifted.  It is also considered valid to fly with an expiration date during this time period.  If your vehicle registration expired January 16, 2020, or later, it will be considered valid until the declared disaster has ended.   If you purchase or transfer a vehicle, you will not be required to obtain a title and registration within 30 days.  This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.  Carry your purchase documents/bill of sale in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated. The bill of sale is also needed at the treasurer’s office to complete the transfer.  If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you will not be required to obtain license plates within 45 days.  This will remain in effect until the declared disaster is over.  Carry your purchase documents in your car when driving until it is transferred into your name and plated.  If anyone has questions regarding property taxes, drivers’ licenses, or motor vehicles, please contact the Treasurer’s office.  the Plymouth County Treasurer’s phone 546-7056.


**Le Mars Christian Needs is NOT taking clothes until further notice.  BUT food donations are needed.  In need of a food basket call for more information at 546-9428.


**Le Mars KC  Fish Fry will ONLY have drive through on Friday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  The doors to the KC Hall will not be open.  Serving fish, mac-n-cheese, and fries for $9.00.

**Remsen VFW Fish Fry  will have carry outs from 5 to 7pm the remaining Fridays during Lent. 


Northwest Bank – Open for business with limited lobby access.  Call for an appointment 1-800-678-4105.  Drive-up service remains open and available during regularly scheduled hours.

Visit www.Bank-Northwest.com for the latest information and for details on how to access online and mobile banking services.



**With the previous cold temperatures and the dramatic rise in some heating fuel costs families may need help with their utility bill.  The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program  through Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. may be able to help.  Applications will be taken through April 30, 2020.  This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.   This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs.  It will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors including household income, household size, and type of heating fuel.   Please call Plymouth County Mid Sioux Opportunity at 546-6603 or Sioux County Mid Sioux Opportunity at 712 722-3611 to schedule an appointment.



**  The Floyd Valley Auxiliary will be awarding two “tuition only” $1,000.00 scholarships to area students this spring.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident of the Floyd Valley Healthcare service area, accepted at an accredited school and pursuing a health-related career (including pre-med, nursing, technologist, therapist and medical records professionals).  Interested students may obtain the necessary application form with complete qualifying information from their high school guidance counselor, pick up at gift shop, or print copy off on-line at FloydValley.org under the Auxiliary. Applications and support information must be returned to Ruth Kneip, by April 2, 2020; instructions are on the form.  Applicants may either be a high school graduate or an adult returning to school.


Closed until further notice to visitors:

**Accura Healthcare –

**Park Place Estates –

**Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars

**Prime Living Le Mars

**Happy Siesta of Remsen is closed until further notice to visitors- and staff are being screened daily entering work.