List Of Candidates Are Set For The November Election Ballot
(Le Mars) — Candidates seeking to run for office as a city council member, mayor, hospital trustee, or school board director had until Thursday afternoon to submit their nomination papers and be listed on the ballot for the November 2nd election. In Le Mars, Insurance agent Rob Bixenman is the only person to have filed papers indicating an interest in running for mayor. For the position of council member for Ward I, long-time council member Ken Nelson will face Brian Bruns for the position. Nelson had previously served the residents of Ward 3, until he had moved to another home outside the district, for which he had to resign his position on the city council. City councilman Clark Goodchild who is currently the council member representing Ward I, is now seeking the At-large council position. Two people have stepped up and submitted nomination papers seeking the council position to represent Ward 3. Daniel Dembrinski and Mark Sturgeon will try for the seat left vacant by Ken Nelson and currently held by appointed council member Wayne Schipper. Two people are running for election to serve as a trustee for Floyd Valley Healthcare. Craig Bauerly is seeking re-election, while Kelli Flack will running for the first time. Flack currently serves on the Floyd Valley Healthcare Board of Trustees, but was appointed to fill the vacancy of retiring director, Bill Young.
As for the election to the Le Mars Community Board of Education, voters will need to decide among four candidates seeking the District 1 position that will be open due to Todd Lancaster’s decision not to seek re-election. The four include: Ashley Knapp, Mary Milder, Lorraine DeJong, and Gina Vacura. District 2 has only one candidate. Aaron Tolzin is the only person to file nomination papers. Makenzie Lang is hoping to make a return to the local school board. Lang is a candidate for District 4, along with Wanda Wichers. As for District 5, Jill Feuerhelm is seeking the position. Feuerhelm was appointed to the school board after Lang needed to resign since moving away from the represented district.
Akron Ready To Host Annual Scarecrow Fall Festival
(Akron) — The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival returns to the Akron City Park on Saturday for its 21st annual event. The family-friendly tradition will feature a scarecrow decorating contest, homemade food and baked goods, kids’ games and activities, along with petting zoo and craft vendors. Leann Philips serves on the committee that oversees the annual scarecrow festival. She says it is not too late to enter a scarecrow.
Philips says the creation of a scarecrow entry is left up to the individual’s imagination.
Philips says funds generated by the annual scarecrow contest go back into the Akron community.
There is no fee to attend the Akron Scarecrow Festival. Philips tells how the local festival got its start.
All activities, food stands and vendors will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
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