Le Mars Daily Sentinel News http://www.lemarssentinel.com/news/ News headlines from the Le Mars Daily Sentinel newspaper in Le Mars, Iowa en-us A pure masterpiece of beauty http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390510.html Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:17:39 -0600 Technology goes to the next level http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390509.html LE MARS — Integration of technology in the Le Mars Community School District classrooms took a step forward Monday as the board of education gave its approval to recommendations from Superintendent... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:17:03 -0600 County to aid birth certificate exchange http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390508.html DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from May 1993 to October 2009, where the birth... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:15:53 -0600 Coaching for a healthier lifestyle http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390506.html LE MARS — Daily life can come with a lot of stress, and none know that better than Wellness Solutions Owner Alyce Kass. Wellness Solutions, located at 109 Plymouth St. W., Le Mars, is a business that... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:14:41 -0600 Laughter helps those in need http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390505.html REMSEN — Get ready for a night full of laughs. Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc., is holding its 15th annual Comedy Night Fundraiser at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen on Saturday, March 4. Funds raised will... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:13:55 -0600 Packing for a mission of service http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390244.html LE MARS — Adults and students were busy Sunday afternoon packing supplies for two upcoming Mission Honduras trips. The first group leaves following the noon Ash Wednesday mass at St. James Church on... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:37:50 -0600 An advocate in the darkest days http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390240.html PLYMOUTH CO. — If there's one thing that Erin Schroeder is passionate about above all else, it's being able to help others when they need it the most. As Plymouth County's new Sexual Assault Victim... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:35:41 -0600 Calls stay steady for police department http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2390233.html LE MARS — In terms of the overall number of calls the Le Mars Police Department received last year, there wasn't much movement from 2015. Le Mars Police Chief Stuart Dekkenga presented his annual... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:30:59 -0600 Mother Nature says, 'Not so fast' http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389521.html Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:21:11 -0600 Future of CVB funding up in the air http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389519.html LE MARS — The future of funding projects through the Hotel/Motel Sales Tax is still up in the air. The Le Mars City Council, at its Feb. 21 meeting, approved funding of $31,951 for 13 projects... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:20:24 -0600 MMCRU pays tribute to a fallen hero http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389518.html MARCUS — When Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sgt. Tony Bemino were killed in the line of duty Nov. 2, 2016, the whole state mourned. For a select group, the grief over... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:16:38 -0600 Le Mars to celebrate World Day of Prayer http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389517.html LE MARS — The local World Day of Prayer service will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 3 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 362 Seventh St. S.E., Le Mars. This year’s featured guest speaker is Berth... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:15:46 -0600 Gehlen meeting to plan for the future http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389516.html LE MARS — Gehlen Catholic invites community leaders, parishioners, alumni, staff, and past and present parents to attend a Town Hall meeting, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in the Jason Puetz... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:14:56 -0600 LCT auditions set http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389515.html LE MARS — The Le Mars Community Theatre will hold auditions for its next production at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28 at the Postal Playhouse, 105 First St. N.E. The play, “2 Across” by... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:56 -0600 4-H Foundation to Host Glow Walk/Run http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389514.html PLYMOUTH CO. — Plans are in the works for the Plymouth County 4-H Foundation to host the Ready, Set, Glow with 4-H Fun Walk and 5K Run Fundraiser on Saturday, April 8. This event will kick off at the... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:35 -0600 Iowa artists can submit art that showcases farming http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389513.html DES MOINES — From the gentle swells of landscapes to barnyards and farm animals, the “Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Exhibition” captures the splendor of the Iowa’s rural heritage. Organizers... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:05 -0600 Atkion Club honors Timmy's, Susemihl http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389512.html Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:10:18 -0600 Character that stands the test of time http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389097.html HINTON — For Hinton Community School co-head football coaches Steve Diediker and Bruce Held it’s not just about saying you have character, it’s about how one lives it on and off the football field... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:19:51 -0600 Mayor salary bump denied http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389096.html LE MARS — An ordinance that would have increased the mayor’s salary was struck down by the Le Mars City Council at its Feb. 21 meeting. The bump would have seen the mayor’s salary jump from $12,000... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:19:15 -0600 LCS seeks 2017 Teacher of Year nominations http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389095.html LE MARS — The deadline to submit nominations for the Le Mars Community Schools Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award is Friday, March 31. The “Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award” is... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:18:34 -0600 New look, new space, same goal for members http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389094.html LE MARS — Anytime Fitness has been open in Le Mars since 2009, and now boasts more space and a new look for new and old members alike. “Every five years corporate recommends that we go through what... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:17:28 -0600 Remsen youth advance in KOC contest http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389092.html Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:33 -0600 City offers friendly snow removal tips http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389091.html LE MARS — Snow removal is done in a variety of ways, but Le Mars Street Supervisor Scott Kneip has a few reminders for Le Mars residents when it comes to the dos and don’ts of snow removal. A main... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:16:10 -0600 Grassley, Ernst demand answers on Abbey closure http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2389005.html WASHINGTON, DC — Iowa’s U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst have sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions of the U.S. Department of Justice seeking answers to the department’s... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:45:25 -0600 Gehlen meeting postponed http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2388932.html In light of the weather, Gehlen Catholic's Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten meeting for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 has been postponed to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27. The noon parent meeting will... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:11:56 -0600