Plymouth County changes

Posted March 24, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Plymouth County Treasurer Shelly Sitzmann wants the public to know Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation on March 19 that waives late penalty on property tax payments through April 16, 2020, to help give assistance to Iowans dealing with the impact of COVID-19’s arrival in our state.

Payments must be postmarked by April 16, 2020, or paid online by midnight at, or dropped off in the drop box located inside the Courthouse by April 16 to avoid a late penalty.

The county offices at the Plymouth County Courthouse are closed to the public. Treasurer’s Staff continues to work and can answer any questions by phone or email.

Many of the driver’s license and motor vehicle deadlines have been extended as

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    Union County Fair Tractor Pull scheduled for Aug. 2 in Alcester

    The Union County Fair will have the Annual Tractor Pull at the Fairgrounds in Alcester on Friday, Aug. 2 with the pull starting at 5:30 p.m.

    Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. with a $25 entry fee per hook. A scale is provided for non-dual classes at the track. Dual classes must weigh at the Farmers Coop Society.

    For information call Kyle Kenefick at 712-320-0647 or David Ericson at 712-870-0228.

    For pre-registration call

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    Hewitt named new regional director for ISU Extension and Outreach

    Molly Hewitt has accepted a regional director position with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She will serve Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Region 5 effective Aug. 5.

    As regional director, Hewitt will provide leadership to county extension councils and oversee delivery of regional educational programs that align with the needs of the region.

    Hewitt has served as the extension director for ISU Extension and Outreach Woodbury County since

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    Plymouth County Sheriff’s Report

    ATV Accident

    June 28, 2019, at 4:43 p.m. the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a 4 wheeler (ATV) accident located at 30615 Harness Rd., rural Hinton. Upon arrival deputies and fire officials learned that the victim was approximately 1/4 miles from the nearest road. Mercy Aircare was contacted to help remove the victim. The operator was taken to Mercy Medical by Aircare. It was learned that the operator, Joseph Eickholt had

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    Plymouth County plans 21 road projects this summer

    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

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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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County News Archived

    Plymouth County 4-H’ers, volunteers recognized

    [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”300″ caption=”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,

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