**City of Le Mars sewer cleaning will begin on Wednesday, September 21. The Le Mars Wastewater Treatment Facility has hired an outside contractor to do the annual sewer cleaning. All area south of 1st street southwest to 21st street southwest and southeast and from 4th avenue southwest to 6th avenue southeast. This cleaning could take up to 6 weeks to complete. You may experience some minor sewer problems and/or traffic congestion in these areas. If you have nay questions regarding the sewer cleaning, please call the Wastewater Treatment Facility during normal office hours.
**Le Mars FFA “hunger is a factor, fill the tractor” will be held the week of September 26 during Le Mars Community School Homecoming week. Drop off non-perishable food items off at the football game on Friday, September 30th or deliver any time throughout the week at Le Mars Community High School or the Ag Building.
**Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, reminds property owners that Property taxes are due in September. The first half of Real Estate and Mobile Home taxes can be paid in the office, online, or by mail throughout the month of September. Property taxes must be paid by September 30th in order to avoid penalty. Taxes are delinquent October 1, 2022. Office hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday if you want to pay in person. Mailed payments must be postmarked by the US Postal Service on or before September 30 to avoid penalty. Online payment of your property tax can be done at www.iowatreasurers.org up until midnight of September 30th. Delinquent interest will begin at 12:00am on October 1st. Interest is calculated at 1.5% per month to the nearest dollar. You may contact the Plymouth County Treasurer’s office if you need any information on property taxes.
**New Horizons United Church of Christ, 141 Reed Street Akron, IA will host “Chops in the Church” on Saturday, October 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00 PM. Menu includes Grilled Smoked Iowa Pork Chop, Choice of baked potato or sweet potato, sweet corn and homemade pie – $12.00 OR grilled Hot Dog, potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies – $4.00. 10% of proceeds to Akron Care Center Activities Fund. DINE-IN or CARRY-OUT or FREE DELIVERY within AKRON City Limits! Phone 568-3446 to order!
** Le Mars Sons of the American Legion Pork Loin supper is Saturday, October 1 starting at 5:30pm until gone. Serving grilled pork loin, baked potato, vegetable and salad. $10 a person. American Legion is located at 110 Plymouth Street Southwest.
** Le Mars Fire and Rescue pancake and sausage breakfast is Sunday, October 2 from 8am to noon at Fire Station #1 located at 45 1st Ave SW across from Eagles Club downtown Le Mars.
**Auditions for the last show of the season at Le Mars Community Theatre are being held October 2nd and 3rd at 7pm at the Postal Playhouse. The show is “The One Act Play That Goes Wrong” and it is under the direction of Margaret Britton.
**City of Le Mars monthly testing of tornado sirens will be at 1pm on Monday, October 3. Siren test will be held the first Monday of each month through November. If there is inclement weather, the test will take place the following Monday.
**Le Mars Community High School College Night will be held on Monday, October 3 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in Carey Gym (use the east doors along 3rd Ave SW). Open to local high school students and their parents.
**SAVE THE DATE! Le Mars Police Department will be hosting the 2022 National Night Out on Tuesday October 4, 2022. Stop in from 5:00pm-7:00pm to meet many of your local responders. There will be several emergency vehicles on display along with food and ice cream.
**Le Mars Senior Center will host a Halloween shirt Class on Wednesday, October 5 at 10am at the Le Mars Municipal Park by the Golf Course. Brings a dark colored t-shirt. Cost is $5.00 for Senior Center members. Reservations are needed by calling Le Mars Senior Center at 546-6740.
**Siouxland Youth For Christ invites you to Le Mars See the Story on Thursday, October 6, 12:00-12:50 p.m or Monday, October 10 from 6pm to 6:50pm. This is a 50 minute inspiring journey about the mission and passion of Youth for Christ to transform the lives of youth, their families, and our community. Reservations are needed by going to the website siouxlandyfc.org and click events. Youth for Christ is located at 1055 3rd Avenue Southeast.
**Korean War Last Man’s Club 24th annual meeting and Banquet is Thursday, October 6 at Archie’s Waeside. Social time begins at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Each person will pay for their meal ordered off the menu. Family, friends and spouses are welcome. Reservations are needed by calling Paul Sitzmann at 540-2247
**The Plymouth County Historical Museum’s annual bus trip will feature a three-day excursion that will include a Mississippi River cruise. “Rollin’ to the River” is scheduled for October 6 to 8, 2022, in collaboration with the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Northwest Iowa. Much of the focus will be on the Luxembourg heritage of Peter Gehlen, who traveled from St. Donatus near Dubuque and ended up in Plymouth County. The bus departure times aboard Windstar Bus Lines are 7 a.m. from the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars and 7:30 a.m. from the Remsen Public Library, Thursday, Oct. 6. At the time of registration, a deposit will be required. Space is limited on the bus, so early reservations are encouraged. For more information and reservations, call (712)786-2754, (712)546-7002, or (712)539-0223.
**Saturday, October 8 is Fall Festival and Halloween at Hillview Park in Hinton. Join the Friends of Plymouth County as we celebrate the harvest season! Enjoy a variety of homemade goods and homegrown produce at the famer’s market booths and bake sale. Before you head out for trick-or-treating be sure to stop by the Kiddie Carnival for nature themed games and fun activities! Later be sure to stop by the spooky haunted house located in the Dennis L. Sohl Center for Outdoor Learning.
Bake Sale and Farmer’s Market 2-6
Kiddie Carnival 5-6
Haunted House 6-9
Trick ‘r Treating 6-8 Campers will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
**Brunsville Legion Breakfast is Sunday, October 9 from 8:30am till 1:00pm. $9.00 for Adults, children age 5 through 10, $5; under 4 eat free. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and beverage.
** Nearly 50 “Quilts of Valor” can be seen at the Plymouth County Historical Museum through October 9. The quilts, which were given to Plymouth County veterans, will all be displayed in one place for the first time. The display marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free.
**Seney United Methodist Church Broasted Pork Chop dinner is Sunday, October 9 from 11am to 2pm. Menu includes broasted pork chop, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, salads and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 8 years old. Carry outs available. A craft and bake sale will be held on the main floor.
**Plymouth County Historical Museum will be hosting a program on Oct. 9 in the Music Room of the Museum at 2:00 p.m. featuring speakers from the Parkinson Family, as well as performances of music composted by Carol Parksinson. In addition, a viewing of a videotape of Carol Parkinson performing on several of the instruments from the collection. 100 years ago, on Sept. 25, 1922, the Parkinson family opened their first music school in Le Mars. In addition, the Carol Parkinson musical instrument collection is housed in the Plymouth County Museum.
**An ELCA Lutheran worship service will be held in the Presbyterian United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 5:00 PM. ALL are invited and welcome to attend. Communion will be celebrated at both services. October 9th will be the next opportunity for worship. The Presbyterian Church is located at 858 7th Ave. SE here in Le Mars.
**Le Mars Senior Center Jam Session and Potluck will be held on Sunday, October 9 from 6pm to 9pm. Le Mars Senior Center, located at 40 ½ Central Avenue Southeast, behind City Hall.
**Floyd Valley Healthcare Retirees coffee will be held Tuesday, October 11 at 9:30am at Family Table in Le Mars and every second Tuesday of each month. Come join in the fellowship.
** St. Joseph’s Ladies Club will meet Tuesday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the All Saints Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Cards will be played. The ladies club meets every 2 weeks.
**The Twig, Branch and Grass Drop-off is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm every Saturday, behind Riverview Ball Complex and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm thru November. The site will be monitored by Staff every Saturday. There will be no curbside pick-up of twigs and branches by the City. Only tree twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at the Riverview site. If any other waste is mixed with the twigs, branches, grass or leaves it will not be accepted. No plastic bags or boxes will be allowed! The City will still conduct cleanup of downed branches after major storms, as needed
**PLYMOUTH COUNTY Landfill will be open the 2nd Saturday thru October at 8:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. ALL loads must be secured and/or tarped. With the ever windy conditions we have been having, there is too much trash blowing out of vehicles onto the county roads. ALL appliances and extraitems, (see website: Plymouth County Landfill) must be paid for by check or cash when you bring them to the Landfill.
** All Haulers, Contractors and Individuals Entering The Plymouth County Landfill. The litter along 150th and Marble has become an eyesore. We would like to keep our County roads, ditches and fields clean of debris. Please be sure that your loads are securely covered, tarped or secured as you travel TO the landfill until you have weighed in. We have many complaints regarding flying debris coming from trucks and vehicles. We gave verbal warnings starting March 21st to everyone to tarp and secure all loads. As of April 21st we started enforcing a fine of $15.00 cash or check. And will continue this policy
**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, contact Linda Durr at 712 501-4078.
**Rejoice!Food Pantry Hours are 12:00-2:00pm 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am