**Gehlen Catholic tailgate on Friday, September 17 against Hinton will be sponsored by Primebank. Serving will begin at 5:15pm. The menu includes steak street tacos, Spanish rice and chips, and salsa.
**The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society monthly meeting is Saturday, September 18, at 1:30 PM at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, at the 4th floor study hall of the Plymouth County History Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW, Le Mars. The event is free and open to the public. Guest speaker, Ray Scott from Darlington Wisconsin, will discuss his extensive research on his family history. The program titled “The Silas Scott Family – Farms, Facts and Figures” involves the old Silas Scott farm near Le Mars in Marion Township, family ties to early Plymouth County, and genealogy dating back some 400 years.
**Akron Fire & EMS Spaghetti supper will be a drive thru at the Akron Fire Station on Saturday, September 18th from 5-7pm. Enter on Ridge Road Drive and exit onto Highway 3. Serving spaghetti with sauce (meat and no meat), garlic bread and dessert all for $10.00.
**A program by three 4-H members who were honored with awards by Broken Kettle #1510 Chapter of Questers will show their projects at 2 pm at the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Sunday, September 19. The Broken Kettle chapter offered awards at the Plymouth County Fair to 4-H and FFA members who had an opportunity to take part in the Broken Kettle #1510 Chapter of Questers International “Special Heritage Award.”. Kortney Kopperud of the Grant Clever Clovers was the winner of the First Place Heritage Award. Kopperud restored a wash stand that belonged to her Great Grandmother around early 1900’s. Honorable Mention Awards were given Jake Utesch from the Kingsley Krowners restored a 118 year old garden plow. Another Honorable Mention recipient is Ben Phillips of the Johnson Juniors 4-H Club. He refurbished two doors that were in the basement farmhouse which was built in 1925 by his great grandparents.
**St. Joseph’s Ellendale Catholic Church Roast beef dinner is Sunday September 19. Serving: 11:00AM-2:00PM, Adult are $10.00 and Children age 4 to 10 are $5.00 (at the door) Dine in and take out available. Serving: roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, home grown corn, tomatoes, pickles and homemade pies and desserts. Shop the Country Store, frozen apple pies will be sold there. St. Joseph’s Ellendale Catholic Church located at 23533 K22, Merrill.
**Le Mars FFA’s Hunger is a Factor, Fill the Tractor will be held through Friday, September 24th. Non-perishable food items can be drop off at the football game on Friday at the stadium entrance or deliver any time throughout the week at the Ag Building.
**Le Mars Chamber Coffee will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd hosted by M. Catton and Company at Le Mars Arts Center from 9:30 to 10:30am.
**Le Mars Community School homecoming football tailgate on Friday, September 24th sponsors are American Bank, Perspective Insurance and Total Motors. Serving from 5-7pm. $5 donation. Menu includes Brat burgers, Macaroni salad, Chips and Dessert
**Le Mars Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday through September 25th from 9am to noon at Cork It!, 769 Prospect St SW.
**Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, reminds property owners that Property taxes are due in September. 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, 2021. Office hours are 8:00 – 5:00 Monday through Friday. A drop box is also located in the lower entrance. 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 30. Delinquent interest will begin at 12:00am on October 1st.
**“Log Cabin Day” at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars is coming Saturday, Oct. 2, to honor the two historic log cabins on the Museum’s lawn. Both Joy Hollow Log Cabin and Weber Log Cabin will open at 1 p.m. Civil War re-enactor Michael Peters of Sioux City and formerly of Merrill will meet with visitors all afternoon on the lawn in front of the Weber Cabin. Starting at 1:30 p.m., Jonathan Foster, Museum exhibit manager, will sing old-time favorites near the Weber Cabin. He will continue until 2 p.m. and then return for more music from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Log Cabin Day include cherry pie tarts and Indian fry bread at Joy Hollow Log Cabin, all in memory of Cherry Cliff. Other activities include kids’ old-fashioned games on the Museum’s lawn at 3 p.m. Inside the Museum, a brief program followed by a book signing will begin at 2 p.m. in the Music Room. Greg Severson, a native of Le Mars who resides in Omaha, will make comments about his book, “Druids of Le Mars,” and then do a book signing. Severson, a retired pathologist, is a brother to Susan Hoffman of Le Mars. Root beer floats will be served in Miller’s Lunch. Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are welcome.
**City of Le Mars city tree disposal site located on the west edge of town near the Riverview ball parks is open on Saturdays between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays between 2-6 p.m. The disposal site accepts grass trimmings, leaves, and twigs. It does not accept any garbage or tree stumps. The city tree disposal site will be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays from until the end of November.
**Rejoice!Food Pantry Hours are 12:00-2:00pm 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am