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KLEM News for Monday, December 4
There will be a runoff election in Hinton Tuesday, for two open city council seats. On November 7, there were 3 at-large seats up for vote in Hinton. Incumbent councilman Jeffrey Johnson was reelected, but no other candidates filed for candidacy. There were 142 write-in votes. The three people who received the most write-in votes – Brooke Smith, Lee Adams, and Chris Zeller – filed afadavits of candidacy. The runoff vote, to take place tomorrow, will determine which two of the three candidates will be elected to the city council. Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 am to 8 pm.
Three Injured In Friday Evening Crash Near Sioux Center
Sioux Center, Iowa — Three people were transported to Sioux County hospitals following a two vehicle crash near Sioux Center early Friday evening. According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, the mishap occurred shortly before 6:00pm Friday, when a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by 26-year-old Cara Van Den Top of Hull, was westbound on 400th Street, one mile east of Sioux Center. Deputies say Van Den Top slowed to avoid deer on the roadway when her SUV was struck from behind by a westbound 2018 Ford Edge, driven by 35-year-old Hope Johnson of Orange City. After the collision, authorities say Johnson’s Ford rolled into the north ditch.
Claussen’s clothing store in Le Mars changes management, name
The men's clothing store Claussen's will not be closing but changing management and receiving a new name.
Emergency supplies sought for classrooms
SIOUX CENTER—School resource officers with the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux Center Police Department and Rock Valley Police Department are teaming up with Sioux County Community Health Partners to raise funds to put emergency supplies in every Sioux County classroom. Dubbed the “Go Bucket” campaign, each 5-gallon bucket...
Local Resident Ashlyn Bailey Hits Deer on Highway 10, No Injuries Reported
On Sunday, December 3, at 4:57 a.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 10, two miles north of Hawarden, IA. Ashlyn Bailey, age 20, of Hawarden, was driving a 2016 GMC Acadia northbound on Highway 10 when she struck a deer on the roadway. No injuries were reported. The GMC sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.Visit here for more details.
Orange City venue fire leaves church without a home
The fire started in the northeastern corner of The Triple Box in Orange City and quickly engulfed the event center in flames. Now a family and local church are attempting to move forward.
Bulldog Basketball Splits MRAC Openers at Sergeant Bluff-Luton
The Le Mars basketball teams started their MRAC schedule on Friday night in Sergeant Bluff with matchups against Sergeant Bluff-Luton. The ninth-ranked Le Mars girls started things off right with a strong 72-47 win over the Warriors in a game that was in the Bulldogs’ control for the entire night. After taking the lead to end the first, Le Mars did not look back in starting the MRAC schedule 1-0. Head coach Sidney Baumgartner says the Bulldogs were able to play their game the way they wanted to all night.
A raffle to benefit the charity known as “Josh’s Ride” doubled expectations. Committee member Beth Meyer said the group was hoping to sell 300 raffle tickets for an e-bike donated by Total Motors, but ended up selling twice that amount. Meyer told KLEM that the raffle came at a time when funds were getting low and costs for the bikes have gone up.
Le Mars, Iowa: The Uncontested Ice Cream Capital of the World
Le Mars, Iowa, is a city synonymous with ice cream, earning its title as the Ice Cream Capital of the World in 1994. This sweet designation is largely thanks to Wells Enterprises Inc., creators of the beloved Blue Bunny ice cream brand. With roots stretching back to 1913 and the entrepreneurial spirit of Fred H. Wells, Jr., Wells Enterprises has become the cornerstone of Le Mars' global recognition, producing more ice cream from a single location than any other company on the planet.
Weekly Safety Report: Car Theft Arrest and Venue Fire Hit Orange City, Iowa
This week in Orange City, Iowa, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involved the arrest of a 19-year-old resident for car theft and various traffic violations. The second incident was a fire that destroyed a popular venue near Maurice. Both incidents were promptly responded to by local authorities.
Promise social worker an 'Unsung Hero'
SIOUX CENTER—Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center is happy to sing the praises of Kailee Jenness as she gets ready to accept the Unsung Hero Award from the Iowa Primary Care Association come Jan. 22 at the annual Iowa PCA event held in Des Moines. The Unsung Hero...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Alton as of 2023-12-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.242, a week ago the price is $3.250 , according to AAA.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Possession, Warrants, Tragic Accident, DUI, Assault, and Car Theft in Sioux County, Iowa
This week in Sioux County, Iowa, several incidents occurred that required law enforcement intervention. These incidents include a man being arrested for possessing cocaine in a jail facility, a man being arrested on warrants for criminal mischief and probation violation, a toddler tragically dying from a fallen tree, a man being arrested for operating while under the influence and failure to obey traffic laws, a man being jailed for assaulting another person, and a man being arrested for car theft and other charges.
KLEM News for Saturday, December 2
Pioneer Village/Christmas Wonderland opens this weekend at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lori French says Century Hall and the Pioneer Village will be filled with lights, sounds and tastes of Christmas on Saturday and Sunday evening. The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce took the lead on...
Local Resident Kelly Kots in Rollover Accident South of Ireton, Causes $10,000 Damage
A motor vehicle accident occurred south of Ireton, IA on November 26. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident. The driver, Kelly Kots, 64, lost control of her 2002 Ford Explorer. This caused the vehicle to enter a ditch and roll over.
Four members of WWII Last Man’s Club gather to remember
LE MARS — The four remaining members of the World War II Last Man’s Club gathered for their annual banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the American Legion Club in Le Mars. Ralph Niehus, 97, Bill McDougall, 96, Wayne Faber, 95, and Ken Gerdes, who will be 96 in December, gathered with family members and host Legion members to be recognized for their military service and for fighting for freedom.
KLEM News for Thursday, November 30
The Le Mars Water Department is urging residents to fill out a questionaire concerning the kind of water lines and water treatment that are in your home. Water Superintendant Rich Sudtel says it’s important that a large number of Le Mars residents respond to the online survey. Sudtel explains...
Sioux County Deputy Scam
Orange City, IA (KICD) — Scams are so common now, we don’t even do news stories about them anymore unless there might be a local slant to them. The Sioux County Sheriff’s department issued SEVERAL warnings earlier this week, and Wednesday an on-duty Deputy’s cell phone was called. He turned on the dashboard cam to record a five-minute conversation. Here are a few seconds.
Mary Jane Kellen – Citizen of the Day
Mary Jane Kellen of Le Mars is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Friday, December 1, 2023. Mary Jane celebrated her 90th birthday on Wednesday, November 22. She may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.
Retirement delivers new opportunities for nurse
SIOUX CENTER—One Sioux Center Health nurse is ringing in the holiday season a little differently this year. Nov. 17 marked Marsha Moss’s retirement after serving Sioux Center Health for 50 years, the majority of which was in the obstetrics department. “It’s freeing to have something come up that...