Commissioners approve LEPC membership

Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

At their March 18 meeting, Union County Commissioners were presented the roster of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

The LEPC officers are Chairperson Raymond Roggow, who represents Union County Public Works; Vice-Chairperson Larry Christensen, Beresford Police Department; and Secretary-Treasurer Cristy Harkness, representing Union County Highway Department and Emergency Management.

Membership also includes Paul Buum, Alcester Union newspaper;

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    CSADV invites businesses to participate in ‘Demin Day’ April 23

    At their April 1 meeting, Plymouth County supervisors received a letter regarding the Council Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence’s Denim Day April 23 in Plymouth County.

    “Denim Day is an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence,” Plymouth County Sexual Assault services coordinator Hailey Mease wrote to the supervisors. “Please support our mission to have a society free from sexual assault and domestic violence.”

    “This began over 15 years ago as a protest

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    Supervisors learn county’s five-year road plan

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe presented the county’s 2014 road construction projects as well as those anticipated to be done in 2015 to 2018 at the April 1 supervisors’ meeting.

    At their next meeting April 8, supervisors voted unanimously to support the construction program as presented by Rohe. The program now goes to Iowa Department of Transportation.

    “It’s pretty set for the first couple of years but

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    Ribbon cutting planned for Union County Historical Society Museum

    Union County Electric Co-Op manager Ralph Morse, with the Board of Directors, announced Wednesday, March 26, the Union County Historical Society received the $300,000 Reed loan necessary to complete the purchase of the Historic Murtha property in Elk Point, S.D., from Gary and Joyce Bortscheller.

    This property houses an 1890s brick home with six-plus acres and two barns. The Brick Kiln on this site is listed on the National Register.

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    Items set for May 3 Plymouth County auction

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County Supervisors approved a list and declared items as surplus for the county auction to be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 3 at the courthouse grounds in Le Mars.

    Bruce Brock will be the auctioneer

    Several departments, including the auditor, courthouse, Conservation, Secondary Roads, Information Technology, and sheriff all submitted items.

    The list has a set of

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    Hungry Canyons Alliance seeks federal funds

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County Supervisor Craig Anderson and other representatives of Hungry Canyons Alliance (HCA) went to Washington, D.C. to lobby area Congressmen for funding on March 26.

    “Myself, John Thomas of Hungry Canyons Alliance and the Shelby County engineer John Ahart met with Congressman Steve King’s staff, Senator Charles Grassley’s staff, Senator Tom Harkin’s staff and Congressman Tom Lathman’s staff,” said Anderson. “Grassley stopped in.”

    “It was kind

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    Conservation Board to run Sandy Hollow

    By Steve Peterson

    Sioux County Conservation Board is now managing the Sandy Hollow Recreation Area of Sioux Center.

    At the March 4 supervisors’ meeting, Sioux County supervisors approved, by a 5-0 vote, a lease-to-own agreement with the City of Sioux Center.

    “We’ve got some buildings to renovate and work on, trees to be planted, work on the old golf course area. It has camping already, a playground, a pond for

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    Sioux County Conservation hosts summer camps

    Sign up for the 2014 Sioux County Conservation Board summer camps.

    Registration for the summer camps will be open first come/first served on April 1 starting at 8 a.m. Please register at

    Online registration only please.

    Dates are:

    • Budding Naturalists, ages 3 and 4 with adult. June 4, 12 or 15 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Oak Grove

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    Sioux County Sheriff’s Report

    March 28: The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident at 7:30 a.m. on County Road K-18, one mile east of Hawarden.

    Douglas Koob, 67 of Hawarden, was driving a 2013 Mazda westbound on County Road K-18 when his vehicle entered the north ditch and struck a farm driveway.

    Koob was transported to Hawarden Regional Healthcare by the Hawarden Ambulance where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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    Sioux County Sheriff’s Report

    March 16: Marcos Antonio Lopez, 21 of Hawarden, was charged with Habitual Violator in Maurice.

    March 15: Michael Paul Van Muyden, 44, of Ireton, was charged with Driving While License’s Revoked or Suspended in Sheldon.

    March 21: the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a burglary in Maurice.


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