UPDATE:** The office of Drs. Schroeder and Ihrke will remain closed to routine eyecare through April 6th. Emergency and urgent eye care services will still be available. The office phone number is (712) 546-4183 will be answered Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Le Mars Community Schools will begin serving meals Monday through Friday starting Wednesday March 25, 2020.
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)
DELI HAM SANDWICH, CHIPS, ORANGES, CARROTS, MILK
CEREAL, YOGURT, STRING CHEESE, CRAISINS, JUICE, MILK
At this time the City of Craig Special Election to elect a city council member, is NOT being held on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. It has been postponed to be held on July 7, 2020 from 7 am to 8 pm at the Craig City Hall due to the COVID-19 virus situation. This comes from an emergency election directive from the Iowa Secretary of State. Regardless, the Auditor’s office is strongly encouraging Craig residents to vote for the City of Craig Special Election via an absentee ballot by mail. The Plymouth County Auditor’s office will still continue to accept and fulfill absentee ballot requests for ballots to be mailed any time between now and June 26th, 2020. In-person absentee voting in the Auditor’s office cannot begin sooner than Monday, June 8, 2020. Any absentee ballots that already has been issued or mailed or received in the Auditor’s office shall be honored and counted in accordance with Iowa law. Given the unprecedented circumstances that the nation is facing, Craig residents, please vote absentee by mail; and return your absentee by mail as soon as possible. An absentee ballot must be postmarked on or before Monday, July 6th, in order for your ballot to count. If you have any questions in regards to the information in this letter, please feel free to contact Plymouth County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Stacey Feldman or my election deputy Cheri Nitzschke at the Auditor’s office at 712-546-6100 at any time from 8 am to 5 pm. Thank you!
**Remsen K-C pinochle and euchre canceled for the season.
**Hearing Health Center is closed until further notice
**The Le Mars Public Library building is closed to the public but the library staff are still offering library services to the public. If people would like to request library books, DVDs and other materials the items will be taken out to cars with the “Curb Side To Go” services. The staff are available by phone to help people login to the digital library resources such as eBooks and Audio downloads. A new service will be to post story times online to FaceBook.
**Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County will be closed to walk in clients until April 4th. All face to face programming and events has been cancelled or postponed until April 4th. The ISU Extension and Outreach website is always open at www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth. If you would like to speak to a Plymouth County staff employee, please call 712-546-7835.
**Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars will be closed.Staff members, however, will remain on duty; anyone needing to talk with staff may contact the Museum at (712)-546-7002.
**The Plymouth County Driver’s License station is closed until further notice.
**Jeneary Dental is closed until April 6th. Phones will be answered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. til 11 a.m.
**St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars will not be holding services or Sunday School until further notice. All activities at the church have been canceled and/or postponed at this time as well.
**Mass at All Saints Parish, St. Joseph and St. James Church, has been cancelled for 8 weeks, as mandated by Bishop Walker Nicklass.
**All Saints Parish Adoration has been suspended. If you want to continue prayer time before the tabernacle, you are welcome to do so. However, in an effort to decrease a massive spike in the spread, it would be suggested that if you are in the age range that would be most adversely affected or if you have underlying health conditions, please stay home. Please pray from home. The patron saint for pandemics is St. Corona. St. Corona, pray for us.
**Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars, and St. Peter Lutheran Church, Brunsville, have canceled all worship services and other church activities until further notice. The decision to resume services will be made based on the overall situation in our communities, including the re-opening of area schools. When services resume, the announcement will be made online and via local media outlets.
**St John’s Lutheran Church, Merrill has cancel all service and activities until Easter Sunday, April 12
**Seney United Methodist Church cancels all worship services and all activities until further notice.
**Le Mars Eagles Club has temporarily cancelled Friday Fish Frys, bingo and all other activities.
**Le Mars Arts Center will be closed until Wednesday, April 1st.
**No League bowling at Sweet Sixteen Lanes until March 31st.
**The Community Wellness Center (YMCA) will be closed to the public for two weeks with plans to re-open on March 31st.
**Le Mars Senior Center is closed until further noticed
**All Jury Trials in Plymouth County have been suspended through April 20, Please call on Monday, April 20th after 4:30pm and pick option for further instructions.
**Le Mars American Legion is closed till April 1st.
**LeMars Community School kindergarten round-up has been postponed. Kindergarten round-up has been rescheduled for April 28th, 29th and May 1st.
**Closed until further notice to visitors: Accura Healthcare – Park Place Estates – Good Sam, Prime Living Le Mars – Happy Siesta is closed until further notice to visitors- AND staff are being screened daily entering work.
A 17-year-old kid near Seattle named Avi Schiffmann started a website in late December that tracks coronavirus cases around the world in real time. You can check it out at nCoV2019.live. He intentionally included how many patients have recovered in each country, so people won’t just focus on the negative.