A-W’s Bond vote is Tuesday, Dec. 11

Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

By Julie Ann Madden

It’s time for voters living in the Akron-Westfield School District to go to the election polling place and cast their vote either for or against the school board’s proposed $6.99 million General Obligation Bond.

In October, the school board’s Long Term Facilities Planning Committee through CMBA Architects announced their $6.99 million General Bond proposal, which will be decided in a special election, which is Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Shall the Board of Directors of the Akron-Westfield Community School District in the County of Plymouth, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,990,000 to provide funds to build, furnish, and equip an addition to its existing educational facilities, to

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    Pioneer Village’s Winter Wonderland begins Saturday at fairgrounds

    With Old Man Winter causing much havoc with Christmas activities this past weekend, Pioneer Village Winter Wonderland activities will now be held the next two weekends, Dec. 8 and 9 and Dec. 15 and 16.

    The Lighted Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 along Central Avenue in Le Mars.

    Then the fun begins at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, which has been turned into a “Winter Wonderland.”

    All activities

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    Troopers had busy weekend

    The blizzard that stretched across the southern third and parts of eastern Iowa Sunday was a friendly reminder of winter driving and Iowa weather.

    The Iowa State Patrol covered 93 crashes and assisted 131 motorists in an 18-hour period beginning at 6 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25.

    ‘Hometown Christmas’ set for Nov. 28

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Hometown Christmas event is packed full of activities to usher in the Christmas spirit.

    Hometown Christmas will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Akron.

    The fun begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will arrive at the west end of Reed Street and go to the Legion Hall at 100 N.

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    Legion hosts 90th Veterans Day Celebration

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members and its Auxiliary held their 90th annual Veterans Day activities on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    The day began with a traditional homemade Thanksgiving dinner at the Legion Hall. Auxiliary members and community volunteers served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    At 12:30 p.m., games of chance began at the Lazy Lanes

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    Absentee voting begins Monday for A-W school bond election

    Absentee voting for the Special Election for the Akron-Westfield School will begin Monday, Nov. 19.

    There are three ways to vote by absentee ballots.

    Absentee Voting

    at Courthouse

    People can cast their absentee ballots in the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at the Courthouse beginning Monday, Nov. 19.

    The Auditor’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters

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    Most incumbents keep their Iowa seats

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County had a voter turnout of 60.62 percent with 10,761 voters casting ballots. There are 17,753 registered voters.

    Voter turnout across the state mirrored Plymouth County’s turnout as it was reported Iowa had 60.94 percent voter turnout.

    County Races

    All Republican incumbents ran unopposed in the county races on the Plymouth County ballots: Supervisor District 1 John R. Meis; Supervisor District

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    Absentee Voter information

    The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the purpose of voting an absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Please enter through the north lower level entrance of the Courthouse 215 Fourth Ave. SE, Le Mars ,if you plan to vote on Saturday, Nov. 3.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 712-546-6100. Stacey Feldman is the

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    Gabel runs for Mayor in Lincoln

    Krystal Gabel, 34, is officially on the ballot for Mayor in the April 9, 2019, Lincoln City Primary. Gabel is an Independent candidate in this nonpartisan race.

    Lincoln needs fresh, nonpartisan leadership to build a smarter, greener economy that directly benefits the community and Nebraska’s future.

    Gabel’s platform as Lincoln’s next Mayor is to:

    Legalize cannabis possession

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    Notice: Deadline Voting Change

    Voters requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to them must have the request form to the Auditor’s office no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 (Not Nov. 3 as published earlier).

    The Auditor’s office provides postage for all absentee ballots returned by mail. Ballots must be postmarked prior to midnight, Nov. 5, 2018 (the day prior to the election), or delivered to the Auditor’s office before the polls close at 9:00 p.m. on Nov. 6 (Election Day).

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