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**Indoor walking in the Le Mars Community middle school is from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. (please arrive by 5:00 p.m.) at the High School hours are 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 4:00-5:00 p.m. Walking is allowed only on days when school is in session. The walking course will be posted in the Middle School.

**Le Mars Odd/Even Parking Ordinance continues until April 1st.  Regardless of not having any snow or ice on the streets.   Residents MUST park on the odd numbered side of the street (where house numbers are odd) on odd calendar days and the even numbered side of the street on even calendar days.   The calendar day begins at 6 p.m. the previous day and ends at 6 p.m. the day of.  As an example, on an odd numbered day, after 6 p.m. people should park on the even numbered side of the street. To clarify, after 6 pm

**Floyd Valley Healthcare will offer Cholesterol
and Diabetes Screenings at Area Sites. 
Participants will receive a total blood cholesterol and a blood glucose test for $20.00. A 12-hour fast is required prior to testing, as is a 24-hour abstinence from alcohol. Results will be mailed to all participants. For more information on the community cholesterol and diabetes screenings, contact the Floyd Valley Healthcare Education Department at 546-3401 or 1-800-642-6074 ext. 3401.

In conjunction with National Heart Month, Floyd Valley Healthcare will sponsor community cholesterol and diabetic screenings at the following sites the entire month of February.


Floyd Valley Clinics in Marcus:  The entire month of February, Monday-Thursday.

Appointments are necessary by calling 712-376-4181.


Floyd Valley Clinics in Remsen: The entire month of February, Monday-Thursday.

Appointments are necessary by calling 712-786-1114.

Le Mars

Floyd Valley Clinic Lab (west entrance): The entire month of February, Monday-Friday.

Appointments are necessary by calling 712-546-3426.


**Le Mars Senior Center will have Karaoke fun and a potluck on Friday, February 23 at 6:30pm.  Karaoke Fun and potluck will be held on every 4th Friday of the month.   Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.



**Le Mars Senior Center will host a Pinochle Marathon on Sunday, February 25 beginning at 1:00pm.     Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.


**Le Mars Chamber Coffee with be hosted by Upward Media at the Browns Event Center at 10 Central Avenue SE on Wednesday, February 28 from 9:30am to 10:30am.

** Plymouth County Pork Producers Banquet is Saturday, March 2 at the Le Mars Convention Center upper level.  Social begins at 6:00pm and supper is at 7:00pm.

**Life Skills Puzzles, Pizza and Pours will be held on Saturday, March 2nd beginning at 6pm at Willow Creek Golf Course.  Put your puzzle skills to use.  Teams of 4 will put their puzzle skills to use.  Cost per team is $100.00 which includes 1 large single topping pizza and 1 bucket of 12 pours.  To register call Life Skills at (712) 546-9554.


**Le Mars Chamber After 5 will be hosted by Le Mars Physical Therapy on Thursday, March 7 located at 789 Holton Dr.


**Plymouth County Historical Museum will have a furniture sale in Old Central Gym on Saturday March 16 from 9am-2pm.

**New Horizons United Church of Christ, 141 Reed Street in Akron will host a Irish Bake Potato Buffet on Saturday, March 16 from 5pm – 7pm.  Choice of baked potato or sweet potato with a variety of toppings $8. Grilled Hotdog Meal  includes potato chips, chocolate chip cookie, beverage  $4  .    Dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery within the Akron City limit.




**The Floyd Valley Auxiliary will be awarding three -$2,000 “tuition only” scholarships to area students this spring.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident of the Floyd Valley Healthcare service area, accepted at an accredited school and pursuing a health-related career (including pre-med, nursing, technologist, therapist, dental health, and medical records professionals). Interested students may obtain the necessary application form with complete qualifying information from their high school guidance counselor, pick up at gift shop, or print copy off on-line at FloydValley.org under the Auxiliary. Applications and support information must be returned to Diane Dreckman by April 5, 2024; instructions are on the form.


**Shelly Sitzmann, Plymouth County Treasurer, wants to remind individuals of a tax credit for elderly homeowners and homeowners with disabilities.  Those who qualify, must sign up before June 1st for credit on their 2024-2025 property taxes.  To qualify and receive the credit on your real estate taxes, Iowa residents who own their own homes must:

  • be 65 or older as of December 31, 2023, OR be totally disabled and at least 18   AND  have total household income under $25,328 for 2023

If you are 70 or older but have a household income greater than $25,328 in 2023, you may still be eligible for a credit that will “freeze” your property tax.  For income guidelines contact the Treasurer’s office or go to the Plymouth Co website.  You may fill out an application at the Treasurer’s office.  Bring your 2023 social security statement of earnings, any 1099’s you may have received, and any other income that you received in 2023. The Treasurer and her staff will help in getting you signed up for this credit.  June 1st is the deadline to sign up for credit on your 2024-2025 property taxes.  If you need additional assistance or have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s office at 546-7056.

**The Plymouth County Driver’s License office will open on Tuesdays from 8:30 – 4:30.  This will be in addition to the office being open on Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 – 4:30.  The Driver’s License office, located in the Annex next to the Courthouse, will be open on Tuesdays for obtaining or renewing drivers licenses, identification cards, updating to REAL ID, permit tests and other knowledge tests.  These Drivers Licenses services are walk-in – no appointment is needed.  If you need to schedule a drive, that may also be done on Tuesdays. You may call 546-1663 to schedule a time if you need to do a drive.   If you have questions about Drivers Licenses, go to the Iowa DOT website at www.iowadot.gov, or contact the Plymouth County Driver’s License office during their business hours at 546-1663.  Again, Plymouth County’s Drivers License will now be open on Tuesdays 8:30 – 4:30 in addition to Wednesday & Thursday



**The County Veteran Affairs office, located in the Courthouse, office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.”

**Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Le Mars Senior Center weekly on Mondays and Thursday from 1 to 4pm play Euchre on Wednesdays and Friday from 1 to 4pm come to play Pinochle.  Membership fees is $10 per year.  Le Mars Senior Center can be rented for events, call 546-6740 for more information.


**The Table formerly known as Rejoice! Food Pantry hours are 12:00-2:00pm on the 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and every Saturday from 9:00-11:00am.  The Table is located at Rejoice! Community Church located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast, Le Mars.

**Siouxland Food Bank Distribution is the second Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 5pm at Rejoice! Community Church located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast, Le Mars.    Please bring your own bags and containers.