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Tuesday News – July 19, 2022


Round Barn Ag Educational Display to Feature Women in Agriculture

This year’s “AROUND the farm in the BARN” exhibit will showcase Plymouth County “Women in Agriculture.” The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee says this is the ninth year for coordinating an agricultural exhibit in the historic Tonsfeldt round barn during the Plymouth County Fair in Le Mars.

Micah Lang, the Chamber of Commerce Vice President and chairman of the Agriculture Committee, says the focus will be on various Plymouth County women who are heavily involved with agriculture. Lang says whether it is working alongside a spouse, or chosen occupation, or their leadership roles with community agriculture-related organizations, many times women serve as a key component in agricultural operations,

Attendees of the “AROUND the farm in the BARN” exhibit will notice several big screen television sets used to portray the “Women in Agriculture” exhibit.

Another feature to this year’s exhibit is the return of the 100 different and characteristic historical barn photos located within Plymouth County.

People will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of this year’s agricultural education exhibit as the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee will host the Chamber coffee inside the famous round barn scheduled for the day before the fair begins. The Chamber coffee at the round barn will be held next Tuesday, July 26th beginning at 9:30 a.m.


Remsen Children’s Book Author

Have you heard about JC the Farm Boy? He’s the main character in children’s books written by Remsen Author Rebecca Staab. Rebecca, who is also a wife, mother, and Registered Nurse says that JC has quite the imagination…..


The books are available at bookstores everywhere and online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.


Plymouth County Supervisors Agenda

The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will be introduced to Crystal McHugh, the new Plymouth County Mental Health Coordinator and General Relief Director in their meeting today. The Board also will be asked to approve a fireworks application from Kellen’s Ponderosa. In other agenda items, the Supervisors will consider approval of Barkley Estates in Section 24 of Perry Township and approval of the Berner addition in Section 23 of Plymouth Township. Today’s meeting (Tuesday, July 19) begins at 9:30 in the Plymouth County Board Room.



City Council Agenda

The Le Mars City Council meets today (Tuesday, July 19) at noon. Agenda items include two hearings. The first on a Le Mars Alley Improvement Project. This would be for the alleys extending from behind the Le Mars Dialysis Center to behind the Pizza Ranch, and also from behind the Browns Century Theatre to behind Century 21. Today’s hearing would approve plans and specifications, with bids and awarding the contract in August of this year, and completion of the project by June 30th of next year. The Alley Improvement project would be funded by Road Use Tax. The other hearing will be to approve plans and specifications on a 12th Street Southwest PCC overlay project from Central Avenue to Sixth Avenue Southwest. Bid letting would be this fall, with the project to take place in June and July of next year. Other agenda items include the second reading of the vacant building ordinance for the Le Mars Downtown Historic District, and a US Business Highway 75 Corridor Study. The Council is expected to go into closed session to discuss the purchase or sale of real estate.

Hinton Highway 75 project presentation

A proposed study of Highway 75 in Hinton will be presented in Hinton Thursday by staff from the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).

The area for the proposed highway project in Hinton is from south of Grover Street to north of West Maple Street.

The proposed planning study will be discussed at Hinton City Hall Thursday from 5-7 pm. State transportation staff and project consultants will present the proposal informally. Comments will be accepted at the presentation and until August 1st. Anyone can review the study proposal and submit comments online at www.iowadot.gov/pim by choosing US 75 Planning Study Meeting #1.


Dirks Names Employee of the Month


The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 2022 July Employee of the Month is Dave Dirks, sales consultant at Total Motors in Le Mars.

Dave has been with Total Motors since 2013, which is just a small portion of Dave’s dedicated career in the automotive industry. This year, Dave celebrates a remarkable 40th Anniversary professionally being in the car business. Many of the years in the business were spent in his family business, Dirks Motors in Akron, Iowa.

His nomination from Total Motors says that Dave Dirks sets the company standard for going out of his way to help customers. Almost daily, he drives to a nearby town and will pick up their vehicle for service. As a leader in the sales department he is always willing to share his experiences with newer sales consultants early in their careers. For generations, he has helped families with their automotive needs.

Congratulations to Dave Dirks of Total Motors, the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce July 2022 Employee of the Month.