How to vote by Absentee Ballot

Posted May 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Absentee ballots for the June 5 Primary Election were available, as of Monday, May 7, in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to vote in person.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Auditor’s Office until 5 p.m., Monday, June 4.

Absentee ballots to be mailed to voters must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office or at under Online Services and then County Forms. Absentee ballot request forms can also be mailed to the Auditor’s Office at 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, IA 51031. Voters may contact the Auditor’s office and an absentee ballot request form can be mailed to a voter.

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    Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Price Auction Company

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Price Auction Company April 28 prior to one of their auctions. Family, friends, and Chamber members enjoyed cake following the ribbon cutting. Chamber President Jennie Roed (holding ribbon on right) welcomed everyone one and thanked Price Auction Company for investing in Akron. Price Auction Company owner Angela Price, with husband Roger Price, cuts the ribbon for their new business. The company is located at 241 Mill St., where auctions throughout the year will

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    Peoples Bancorp to acquire Pinnacle Bank Sioux City

    Peoples Bancorp, headquartered in Rock Valley, and Pinnacle Bancorp (Iowa), headquartered in Sioux City, jointly announced the signing of an agreement whereby Peoples Bancorp will acquire Pinnacle Bancorp (Iowa) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pinnacle Bank Sioux City.

    Read rest of story in May 2, 2018 Hometowner

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    Bowling alley to reopen

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Sunday, KW Siouxland Realtor LaNay Welch handed the Akron Lanes’ door keys to new owners, Rachel Nelson and Don Mullinix, of Akron.

    The couple told The Akron Hometowner, “We’re super excited to begin building new memories for the community, area families and kids.”

    However, they aren’t ready yet to officially reopen the bowling alley but will be

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    Akron man throws hat into Iowa legislature ring

    As time closes in on the June 5 Primary Race, an Akron man announces his candidacy for the District 5 Representative seat in the Iowa Legislature.

    Republican Joseph Small is challenging Republican candidate Thomas Jeneary of Le Mars and Democratic candidate Andrew Emanuel of Sioux City for the Representative seat vacancy, which was created with Rep. Chuck Holz’s announcement not to seek reelection.

    “After seeing that Chuck Holz would

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    Legionnaires seek veterans’ flags for Avenue of Flags

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members are preparing for their annual Memorial Day Services and Avenue of Flags on May 28, 2018.

    If anyone has a flag of a deceased veteran that they would like to donate to the Memorial Day Avenue of Flags in Akron, please call Legionnaire Stan Rolfes at 712-568-3492. If no answer, please leave a message.

    The Legionnaires ask for a donation of $25 to cover the cost of the staff for

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    Spiral slide is removed from Akron City Park

    On Thursday, Akron city employees took down a park toy that many of at least two generations have enjoyed over the years. This green, tall spiral slide had been in the Akron City Park near the west shelter house but it was showing its age and didn’t comply with today’s safety requirements. Even though the slide is missing, there are smaller slides to the south of the shelter house, and more play equipment will be installed in May. Dismantling the slide were

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    Jury awards retired Akron businessman over $4.5 million in damages

    On Thursday, April 12, a federal jury returned a favorable verdict for retired Akron businessman John Lucken.

    The jury found Heritage Bank of Spicer, Minn., guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation and awarded Lucken with $4 million in punitive damages, $500,000 for fraud, and $45,000 for a bank statutory violation committed by Heritage Bank.

    In 2011, Lucken, a longtime supporter of the Akron community, was asked by a Heritage Bank loan officer to help Akron’s car dealership, Dirks Motor Co. The

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    Iowa Senate District 3 candidate announces town meetings

    Dave Dawson, candidate for the Iowa Senate, is launching a series of town meetings for Senate District 3 in Plymouth and Woodbury Counties.

    He will be hosting Saturday morning meetings in towns throughout the district over the next six months. These meetings will be an opportunity for residents in Senate District 3 to meet Dawson, express their legislative priorities, and ask him questions.

    Dawson will be holding a town hall meeting Saturday,

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    Snow and more snow…in April!

    One-third of the first nine days in April have been snowy, and temperatures have hovered right around the freezing mark all nine days except for Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7. Another wintry storm passed through Sunday night, April 8, and more wintry weather is predicted for this weekend. But just before that, the high temperature Thursday, April 12, is predicted to be 66 degrees

    (Top Photo) the Akron City Park is covered with a layer of

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