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KLEM News – Monday September 5, 2022


Apples Galore!

Apple Picking Season is here.  Tony Heisterkamp of Eden Valley Apple Orchard & Aronia Berry Farm near Akron says their orchard will be open this weekend for picking.

The orchard is on 28 acres of land, featuring over 2,000 pesticide free apple trees.

Once again those hours this weekend, Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 till 5 p.m.

Fall Clean Up

It’s Fall Clean Up time and the City of Le Mars is again offering an amnesty from the Landfill Disposal Cost this Tuesday through Saturday, September 6 through 10,  Up to 1,000 pounds per household of throw away material delivered to the Plymouth County Landfill will be paid by the city.  This is for residential properties only and it should be noted that the city will not be picking up the items at curbside.  Each household needs to make their own arrangements for hauling the waste to the landfill during the amnesty period.  Items  included in the amnesty include furniture, metal such as bikes, mowers, swings, gutters, bed springs, and bed frames. Also included are wooden items such as fence posts and lumber, windows and doors, plus sinks and toilets.  Items not included would be normal garbage and yard waste, tires, and hazardous waste. White goods are subject to demanufacturing charges at the time of drop off.  This includes items such as air conditioners, microwaves, washers & dryers, refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, and televisions. Weekday hours are 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. till noon.

See Jane Run

A former Le Mars resident is authoring a series of mystery books.  Jolene (Stratton) Philo’s first book in the series, “See Jane Run,” is about a single school teacher from Sioux City who moves to South Dakota. Jolene was a teacher for 25 years and many would remember that her mom, Dorothy Stratton, was a long-time teacher in Le Mars.   Jolene talks about how she came up with the idea for the book series.

“See Jane Run” is the first of a series of “See Jane” books planned.

“See Jane Run” is available through Amazon in hard cover, paperback, Kindle, and soon as an audio book.