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KLEM News for Saturday, November 25


The 4th Annual Christmas in Le Mars unfolds today.  Many of the activities take place at the Olson Cultural Events Center Downtown.  Committee member Margaret Catton says aside from a wide variety of activities, there are two new activities that are included today.


A number of stage events at the Olson Cultural Center leads to the main event at 6 pm.


Christmas in Le Mars is the city’s start to the Christmas season.



The Floyd Valley Model Railroad club is hosting their Christmas Open House today from 1 to 5 at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. Club President John Schneider says the club formed over an interest in Plymouth County and its rail history.


The club has open house on a limited basis through the year…


There will be a raffle featuring some model railroad itesm, snacks and refreshments, and club members will be running the model trains for guests.

The Floyd Valley Model Railroad Club was formed in 2012 and features a layout that is based on Plymouth County. Updates are continued to be made every year, and each member of the club has a special area of expertise they work in.



An accident at a residence near Boyden in Sioux County resulted in the death of a toddler.  The Sioux County Sheriffs Office Monday were called to a farm residence on Jay Avenue, one and one-half miles southwest of Boyden, IA.

Nathan Klok, age two, was in a grove nearby a tree where family members were cutting down trees, when a tree fell and struck the child. Klok sustained severe trauma and died as a result of injuries sustained at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Boyden Ambulance and Boyden Fire Department.



A second Republican on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors is calling on another board member to step down. Earlier this week Jeremy Taylor’s wife, Kim, was convicted of 52 counts of voter fraud when her husband’s name was on the ballot in 2020 and the chairman of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors called on Jeremy Taylor to resign. Taylor lost in a Republican Primary race for a seat in the U-S House, but won a seat on the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in 2020. Fellow Supervisor Daniel Bittinger is the lead pastor at Crosspointe Church in Sioux City.


Bittinger says if Taylor doesn’t resign, he should at least take a leave of absence from the board.

Earlier this week, Matthew Ung, the chairman of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors, is calling on fellow board member Jeremy Taylor to resign.


According to Taylor’s biography on Woodbury County’s website, Taylor is currently an energy and environmental specialist for Sioux City Schools and an Iowa National Guard chaplain. He was first elected to the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in 2014.

Jeremy Taylor has not been charged, but court documents filed before his wife’s trial referred to him as an unindicted co-conspirator.

Iowa does not have a recall process for removing elected officials. It would take action from the Woodbury County Attorney to remove Taylor from office, but Ung says that’s not something he wants to foist upon the county attorney.