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Wednesday News, September 1st


Sitzmann Gives Drivers License Report To County Supervisors

(Le Mars) — Last week, during the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors meeting, Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann appeared before the county governing board to offer an update on the number of driver’s licenses issued, and the amount of revenue collected through motor vehicle funds.  Sitzmann informed the county supervisors that the Driver’s License office will continue to take appointments for the issuing of driver’s licenses.  Sitzmann says there were 4,434 drivers licenses and identification cards issued during the fiscal year of 2020-2021.  Sitzmann reports 1,280 drivers licenses tests were administered.  Sitzmann also submitted the motor vehicle revenue funds.  She says the amount Plymouth County collected and will stay in the county equals $384,056 through the motor vehicle funds.  Sitzmann commented the total had increased nearly $13,000 from last year’s collected revenue.   The total amount of funds collected were at $12,036,381.




Floyd Valley Healthcare Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon

(Le Mars) — Floyd Valley Healthcare, in partnership with the Tri-State Specialists, announces Dr. Bill Samuelson will begin providing an Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Clinic at Floyd Valley Healthcare beginning on September 14.  His clinic will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month.  To make an appointment with Dr. Samuelson, please call 712-546-3332.  Referrals are not necessary unless required by the individual’s insurance carrier.

Dr. Samuelson practices in orthopedics and spine surgery including treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.  He has expertise in degenerative spine conditions, spinal deformities and cervical disc replacements while utilizing minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Samuelson completed medical school at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.  He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a spine surgery Fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center.

Dr. Samuelson comments, “I am honored to partner with Floyd Valley Healthcare to provide spine and general orthopedic services to the community.”

Dustin Wright, Floyd Valley Healthcare’s CEO states, “We are excited that Dr. Samuelson will be providing orthopedic outreach at Floyd Valley Healthcare.  Dr. Samuelson’s practice in partnership with our very talented therapy team will provide great local service to our patients.”




Authorities Respond To Rear-end Collision On Highway 3

(Le Mars) — Emergency first responders were called to an accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon at about 5:40 p.m. on Highway 3 and Lake Avenue, approximately a mile west of Le Mars.  According to authorities on the scene, the accident involved a rear-end collision.  A vehicle had stopped and was waiting to make a left-hand turn from traveling westbound on Highway 3.  The vehicle was yielding to the eastbound traffic when a second vehicle, also traveling westbound failed to see the first vehicle had stopped, and hit the first vehicle, causing the rear-end collision. Fortunately, there were only minor injuries.  Responding to the accident were the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office,  Le Mars Police Department, and the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department.




Schipper To Assume Duties As City Council Member

(Le Mars) — A new city council member will be given the oath of office and sworn into duty this morning.  Wayne Schipper, the city’s retired fire and rescue chief, will assume the duties of a city council member and will represent the people in Ward 3.  Schipper was appointed to the position by the city council.  He will take over the vacated position left by former council member, Ken Nelson.  Nelson has recently moved to another home that is not located within the third ward, and therefore needed to resign from the city council.  Schipper is a member of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.




Knights Of Columbus Prepare For Annual Phone-a-thon

(Le Mars) – In one week, on Wednesday, September 8th, Knights of Columbus members from across Plymouth County will be making telephone calls and asking for donations to help support Life Skills Training Center.  It is all part of the annual phone-a-thon, and according to Shelly Thomson, the Development Director with Life Skills, this will be the 41st annual phone-a-thon.

Last year, the phone-a-thon was able to achieve the goal of reaching $55,000.  Thomson says, when it comes to helping support Life Skills Training Center, the Plymouth County residents have been very generous.  She explains how the donations have been utilized in past years.

The annual phone-a-thon will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a Chamber coffee scheduled for Le Mars and Remsen.

The Life Skills Training Center official says donations can be dropped off at your local bank.

Thomson tells who will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair for the event.

Thomson tells of the mission of Life Skills Training Center.

The Knights of Columbus annual phone-a-thon will begin at 9:00 a.m.