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Henrich wins another year as supervisors’ leader

Posted January 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Plymouth County Supervisors Chairman Jim Henrich was reappointed to the position by fellow supervisors at the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting.

Henrich, of Akron, won by unanimous vote. Henrich has served as chairman since 2010. He has been on the board, representing District No. 5, for 12 years.

Appointed to be vice-chairman was Don Kass of Remsen. He also served in that role last year. Kass represents District No. 3. His appointment was unanimous.

There were no other nominations.

“It should be a good budget year as the finances are in pretty good shape. One thing we have to work on

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    Welcome to Retirement: Will You Be Ready?

    Do you know what to expect for expenses when you retire? Do you wonder if you are saving enough? These are important questions that will be addressed in the upcoming program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and N.W. Iowa Credit Union.

    This training is designed for adults of all ages to build awareness of the costs faced by retirees and to learn ways to figure their own retirement readiness.

    The training will be held on Tuesday,

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    January is Radon Action Month

    Editor’s Note: Akron Mercy Medical Clinic physicians brought radon awareness not only to residents about high radon levels in the area but have had their findings published in a 2015 Journal of The American Board of Family Medicine. See article’s abstract below.

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Governor Terry Branstad will sign a formal proclamation Jan. 7, declaring January as “Radon Action Month” in Iowa.

    Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless naturally occurring radioactive gas that causes

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    What is your pregnant cow worth?

    Dairy producers are invited to attend the 2016 Moo University annual winter workshops presented by the I-29 Dairy Consortium titled, ”What is your pregnant cow worth?”

    These workshops are held at five locations throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

    From 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, a workshop will be held at the Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700. To register, visit iGrow.org/events.

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    Food for Victory for finals honored

    Honored for the finals game were (l-r:) Football players Kyle Johnson, Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Dylan Irizarry and Christian Wolthuizen with businesses’ and organizations’ representatives (Back Row l-r:) Heath Johnson, A-W Athletic Booster Club; Mike Hohenstein, Peoples Bank; Dr. Brad Britton, Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic; Stacy Heydon, Total Motors; and Thomas Oren, Central Valley Ag.

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    Food for Victory sponsers honored

    Akron businesses were thanked for participating in “Food for Victory” effort for the football team’s state tournament trips. Before leaving for the semifinal game, recognized were (l-r:) football players Andy Bowman, Brenden Hansen, Quentin Hoffer, Matt Toben and Jess McMahon with businesses’ and organizations’ representatives (Back Row l-r:) Curt Harris, Security National Insurance Agency; Troy Hemmelrick, A-W Athletic Booster Club; Mitchel Christoffel, Total Motors; Mike Hohenstein, Peoples Bank; and JoAnn Decker, Central Valley Ag.

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    S.D. attorney general recognized

    On Dec. 9, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking, announced the recipients of its 2015 Leadership Awards, recognizing the following four state attorneys general for their strong leadership to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking and promote teen driver safety: Marty Jackley (R-SD), George Jepsen (D-CT), Karl Racine (D-DC) and Sean Reyes (R-UT).

    “The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility has

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    Winter manure application rules kicked in Monday, Dec. 21

    Early snowfall in much of northern Iowa may affect animal producers with confinement (totally roofed) facilities when limits on applying liquid manure on snow-covered ground start Dec. 21.

    The statewide rules kick in then, because runoff and nutrient loss is more likely when manure can’t be injected into the soil or incorporated into a field.

    Starting Dec. 21, confinement facilities with 500 or more animal units cannot apply liquid manure on ground covered with an inch or more of

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    Log cabin restoration is well underway

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The former Joy Hollow log cabin is settling into its fourth home quite well at the Plymouth County Historical Museum site at 335 First Ave. S.W. in Le Mars.

    During the eighth annual Loess Hills bus trip, Museum Director Judy Bowman noted it had been moved to its new site from the Plymouth County Fairgrounds on June 5.

    On July 28, it was lowered on to its new foundation,

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    Welcome to Retirement: Will You Be Ready?

    Do you know what to expect for expenses when you retire? Do you wonder if you are saving enough? These are important questions that will be addressed in the upcoming program sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and N.W. Iowa Credit Union.

    This training is designed for adults of all ages to build awareness of the costs faced by retirees and to learn ways to figure their own retirement readiness.

    The training will be held on Tuesday,

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