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KLEM News for Saturday, October 7


The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce will be assisting the Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland Committee for the annual event this year and in 2024 it will be fully implemented by the Chamber.

Bonita Davidson, President of the Pioneer Village Committee said “It is with deep regret that I am giving up part of the village, but I am very honored that the Chamber has stepped in to take on this event and keep the tradition going.”

 The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland Committee has successfully created the atmosphere of an old-fashioned family Christmas with the lighting of the village, delighting thousands of visitors each year.  Some village activities include horse rides, visits by Santa, the festival of trees, musical entertainment, treats in the Sportsman’s Club, stuffed animals given away by the Toy Club, goodie bags, popcorn balls, cookies, cider, and coffee. The Round Barn is filled on both levels with Christmas animation, snowmen, Santas and angels. All these activities are provided to the visitors at no charge, other than a free will donation.

Lori French, Executive Director of the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce added “Sometimes great events and happenings continue with great partnerships and a unified vision. The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce can see what an important, inspiring, festive celebration this has become and would like to keep the tradition going in our community.”


Siouxland Habitat for Humanity wants to expand their efforts into Plymouth County. Executive Director Shayla Becker says a Chamber Coffee held on Wednesday this week was intended to increase their visibility here.

The non- profit organization wants to generate interest in organizing volunteers for Plymouth County Habitat for Humanity projects

Becker says Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is currently working on several projects

Habitat for Humanity considers Plymouth County fertile ground for outreach

Siouxland Habitat for Humanity is taking applications this month from families who are looking for a home.  You can apply, and learn more, at siouxlandhabitat.org.  Families will be asked to provide “sweat equity” in the project for which they apply.


Gehlen Catholic School crowned their Homecoming Queen and King Friday. Queen is Lynsey Reuter and King is Gabe Wiltgen. Lynsey is the daughter of Chuck and Tina Reuter.  Activities include: Volleyball, Dance Team, Golf, and Students for Life. She plans on attending Augustana.

Gabe  is the son of Ryan and Stacy Wiltgen.  Activities include: Basketball, Football, Golf, Baseball, Christian Leadership Team, and Students for Life. His college choice is to be determined.


Willow Creek’s Creepy Camper Crawl  is today (Saturday, October 7) from 5pm to 8pm at the campground in Le Mars.  All are welcome to this Trick or Treat walk-through event.  No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted.  Parking is available in the east lot only.  Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item to stock the Rejoice Food Pantry.

And- “Halloween at Hillview” is also being held this evening at Hillview Park- Hinton.  Trick or treaters are invited from 6pm to 8pm in Deer Ridge and Bur Oak Campgrounds.  You can also  walk through the haunted house at the Center for Outdoor Learning.