Legion Riders set Christmas party for Dec. 16

Posted October 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm

The Northwest Iowa American Legion Riders will host a Community Christmas Party at the Le Mars American Legion Hall, 110 Plymouth St., SW, Le Mars, on Saturday, Dec. 16. Times are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public, all children and parents welcomed. A meal of hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and desserts will be served and a free-will offering will be taken. Santa Claus will arrive by 7:00 p.m.

    Le Mars man killed in semi collision

    A pickup and semi tractor-trailer collision at about 8:54 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14 on Iowa Highway 3 east of Le Mars resulted in the death of the pickup driver.

    According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, Evan Wayne Niebuhr, age 19, of Le Mars, died from injuries received in the accident.

    A preliminary scene investigation indicated Niebuhr was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup westbound and Jeffrey Knudson, age 44, of Akron, was driving a 1997 Freightliner tractor-trailer eastbound. Both

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    County voters can register to vote

    The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for residents to register to vote for the Nov. 8 General Election. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, too.

    Registration forms can be obtained in person from the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse, 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, during business hours or the voter registration forms can be downloaded at www.co.plymouth.ia.us under the Online Services, and County Forms can

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    Absentee Ballot Information

    Absentee ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election are available as of September 29 in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to vote in person.

    Absentee ballots may be cast in the Auditor’s office until Monday, November 7 until 5:00 p.m.

    Absentee ballots to be mailed to voters must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office or

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    Akron blood drive Oct. 7

    Akron Community Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Security National Bank Community Room, 251 Reed St., Akron.

    Blood donor eligibility guidelines: Weigh at least 120 pounds; At least 16 years old (16 and 17 year olds must have a signed parental/guardian permission form); Must be in general good health; Eat a good meal prior to donating blood; Drink plenty of fluids before and after donating blood; Bring a photo ID.

    Schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or

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    Who’s seeking seats in Plymouth County Nov. 8?

    According to the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office election staff, the 2016 General Election Plymouth County Candidates are:

    County Supervisors

    The following are seeking supervisor seats:

    • District 2: incumbent Mark R. Loutsch

    • District 5: Gary Horton of Akron

    County Auditor

    • Stacey Feldman, incumbent

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    Register to vote

    The General Election is Nov. 8. The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for residents to register to vote.

    Registration forms can be obtained in person from the Plymouth County Auditor’s office at 215 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Le Mars from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Voter registration form can be also downloaded at www.co.plymouth.ia.us under Online Services and then County Forms and

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    Premier Communications purchases Consolidated Communications

    Akron area residents with land-line phones have been notified that their telephone company, Consolidated Communications, has been bought by Premier Communications of Sioux Center.

    The official sale closing date was Sept. 1.

    Premier Communications was formed in 1906 with the simple goal of providing the latest technology with great customer service,” according to a letter current customers received. “We are proud to say we have not wavered from that original goal.”

    “Being

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    Total Motors may close in Akron

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s as simple as not enough new vehicles sold at the Total Motors in Akron, owner Scott Taylor told The Akron Hometowner.

    Since 2013, Total Motors owners and staff have worked countless hours and poured a lot of time and energy to bring the store to where it is today, said Taylor in a press release. “Due to inefficiency of sales, we have come to the point where Ford Motor Company will be pulling the New

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    KC’s to hold 36th annual Phonothom

    Wednesday, Sept. 7 will once again be the the time of year the Plymouth County Knights of Columbus and Life Skill Training Center will be asking you to “ANSWER THE CALL”.

    “ This year will be the 36th Annual KC Phonothon. In the past 11 years alone, the KC’s have raised over $500,000. This year’s challenge goal will be $55,000. Ninety percent of the funds raised will go to Life Skills All communities in Plymouth COunth are involved in the Phonothon.Training Center, a non-profit vocational training

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