The 2020 Orange City Tulip Festival has been cancelled for May 14, 15 and 16, 2020. A decision regarding the Night Show production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA will be postponed until June 1, at which time we will determine if the show can be postponed to a later date in 2020. Updates will be provided as decisions are finalized. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit www.octulipfestival.com/COVID/
**Lux Fest, originally scheduled for June 6-7 in Alton, IA has been postponed. A new date for the celebration will be set later. Updates can be found on the Luxembourg Heritage Society’s website at nwialux.org.
** The office of Drs. Schroeder and Ihrke remain closed to routine eyecare. 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.
**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.
**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.
**Jeneary Dental is closed. 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, 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.
**St John’s Lutheran Church, Merrill has cancel services
**Seney United Methodist Church cancels all worship services and all activities until further notice.
**Le Mars Eagles Club has temporarily cancelled bingo and all other activities.
**Le Mars Arts Center will be closed until further notice.
**No League bowling at Sweet Sixteen Lanes
**The Community Wellness Center (YMCA) closed to the public.
**Le Mars Senior Center is closed until further notice
**Le Mars American Legion is closed
**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.