Jefferson man arrested

Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm

On March 30, Rodrigo Ayala, age 20 of Jefferson, S.D., was arrested for driving while suspended.

According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, Rodrigo was stopped on County Road K-18 North at Weber Road near Westfield at approximately 10:30 a.m. for speeding.

Rodrigo’s license status in Iowa was found to be suspended for non-payment of fines.

Rodrigo was cited for speeding and arrested for driving suspended. He was jailed at the Plymouth County Jail and bond was set at $300.

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    Legionnaires host Fish Fry

    On March 24, the Hawarden Legionnaires held their annual Lenten Fish Fry at the Hawarden Community Center. Legionnaires and Auxiliary members were kept busy with the never-ending line of guests. (left front to back) Betty Zwart, Norma Petry and Harlan Van Egdom serve coleslaw, fish and French fries. On right is Janet Burrack, of Akron, being served.

    Goodwill Donation Drive set for Ireton

    Goodwill of the Great Plains is conducting a Donation Drive in Ireton.

    The Goodwill trailer will be at the United Methodist Church, 502 Fifth St. from Friday, April 15 to Friday, April 22.

    Accepting for Resale: Good, clean usable clothing, shoes, housewares and small furniture; books, CDs and videos; collectables; usable toys; electronics in working condition and computer accessories.

    Accepting for recycling: dry clothing in any condition; computers and accessories; cell phones

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    Sheriff notifies of sex offender in rural Merrill

    The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that Derell Paul Madison, a convicted sex offender, is residing at 28657 C44, Merrill.

    Derell Paul Madison was convicted of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree in Sioux City in 2007.

    Derell Paul Madison is described as a Black male, 5’07” height, 176 lbs, black hair and brown eyes.

    This is to inform you that this person is registered with the

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    Nature center fundraising reaches halfway point

    A financial gift from the City of Hawarden has pushed funding over the halfway mark for the proposed Sioux County nature center.

    Hawarden Councilors recently pledged $150,000, or giving $50,000 per year for three years toward the project — bringing the fund-raising total up to $2.26 million.

    “Reaching this mark is really a turning point,” said Sioux County Foundation Board Member Gordon Pottebaum. “Having at least 50 percent private funding bolsters our application for Enhance Iowa.”

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    2016 Union County Fair finances put to bed

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “We had an excellent county fair,” Union County Fair Manager Janet Lingle told the commissioners in her year-end summary about the 2016 Union County Fair.

    “Our static exhibits increased,” she said, “and our livestock exhibits increased.”

    Three different judges stated Union County has some of the best livestock in the state, said Lingle.

    “Everyone enjoyed the Browns (of Le Mars) Concert,” she

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    Producers invited to attend Field Days: ‘Successful Cover Crop Use in Beef Production’

    Producers are invited to attend one or both upcoming ‘Successful Cover Crop Use in Beef Production’ field days scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 11 in Northwest Iowa.

    “There will be two field days in two locations in one day,” said Erika Lundy, Beef Program Specialist with the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. “The morning session will focus on using stocker cattle to graze cereal rye, and the afternoon program will look at using cover crops for cow-calf grazing. Both programs offer benefits

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    Donations being accepted for Round Barn Agricultural Educational Exhibit

    The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is currently accepting monetary donations for the popular exhibit "aROUND the farm in the BARN".

    For the past three years, the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee has been working with the Plymouth County Fair Board to feature an agricultural educational exhibit inside the famous round barn during the five days of the Plymouth County Fair.

    During the course of the exhibit, thousands of attendees to the Plymouth

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    Dakota Kids 4-H’ers begin month of service

    Beresford City Park Manager Kelly Knutson (far right) has prepared these Dakota Kids 4-H Club members for their True Leaders In Service work.

    4-H is launching the annual True Leaders in Service initiative in honor of National Volunteer Month.

    True Leaders in Service, a month-long community service activation, started on April 1, and will culminate the National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 29.

    The Dakota Kids 4-H Club in Union County are

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    Quick, Healthy Meals workshop is Thursday in Le Mars

    Looking for ways to eat healthier, save money on food and reduce your stress? This may sound too good to be true, but the Healthy Meals in a Hurry can help with these.

    Healthy Meals in a Hurry, offered by ISU Extension and Outreach – Plymouth County is Thursday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars.

    Pre-registration is required. Contact ISU Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County for registration information 712-546-7835 or email

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