Plymouth County plans 21 road projects this summer

Posted February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Editor’s Note: Projects identified are located west of County Road K-22 with the exception of 150th Street, aka Landfill Road. For complete list, contact the Plymouth County Engineer’s Office in Le Mars.

During the road construction season there are usually a possible 20 – 22 working days for each month from April 1 to the end of November. Weather affects how many days are usable and in 2018 the weather had a large affect on Plymouth County projects.

The street most affected by the weather was the 150th Street, aka the Landfill Road, Project. During the three months of June, July and August — of the 65 possible days available only 16.5 days were suitable for dirt work to

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    Supervisors approve 2019 asphalt paving plans

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At a special meeting Nov. 16, Plymouth County Supervisors unanimously approved the county’s 2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Projects Plan.

    Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe explained he needed approval of two resurfacing projects for submission to state officials.

    The first project is County Road C-60 from County Road K-49 east 3.8 miles to where the county had already completed concrete paving. This project was estimated at $1.1 million.

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    Trading in their deputy stars

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For three decades Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies Paul Betsworth and Craig Bartolozzi have been pinning their star-shaped badges on their uniforms.

    But they’re trading in their stars. In fact, Betsworth already traded in his star for a fishing pole and hunting guns. His last day on the job was Sept. 28.

    Bartolozzi will trade his star for

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    Century farm owner receives award

    By Todd von Kampen

    North Platte Telegraph

    One of three families receiving the Aksarben Foundation Foundation’s Pioneer Farm Award for farm ownership of 100 or more years is a Union County resident.

    Eda Ridgway of rural Alcester, S.D., along with her son, Tom Worth, accepted the award at a ceremony during the Lincoln County Fair in North Platte, Neb.

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    Union County Fair dates set

    The 2018 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester have been set for Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.

    There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along with many 4-H and open class static exhibits to view and 4-H livestock shows to attend.

    The fair will kick off on Thursday morning with Conference Judging of Wood Science and Visual Arts exhibits at 9:00 a.m. and judges orientation and judging of all

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    Supervisors amend FY 2018 Budget

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County Supervisors made year-end changes to their FY 2018 Budget at their May 22 meeting.

    At a public hearing, Plymouth County Auditor/Board Secretary Stacey Feldman presented a handout showing both revenue and expenditure increases which caused the budget amendment.

    Revenue Changes

    Plymouth County officials received two grants affecting the county’s General Fund. The Health Board received $25,000 and the county was

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    Plymouth County 4-H’ers, volunteers recognized

    Outstanding Junior Award recipients are (Front Row l-r:) Sayler Jauer, Riley Kroll, Greta Tilberg, Callie Kluver, Mackenna Loutsch, Elizabeth Arens, Matthew Loutsch, Michael Loutsch, Kiesen Vandeweide, Jacob Kraft, Preston Benson, Jaycie Vondrak, (Back Row l-r:) Evan Steeg, Desiree Breuer, Olivia Spenner, Molly Hulshof, Ciara Barran, Lauren Kounkel, Ethan Lee, Alyssia Weiland, Ian Hertenstein, Tommy Eliades, Jersey VanVoorst, and Aaron Lee.

    The Plymouth County 4-H program officials celebrated the 2016-2017 accomplishments of its members and volunteers at the annual Recognition Program!

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