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 Gehlen Ball continues to shatter records http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2406204.html LE MARS — This year’s 30th anniversary of the Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball celebrated “Generations of Excellence” on Saturday, April 22, at the Le Mars Convention Center, and set another record... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:29 -0500 Fire leaves home uninhabitable http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2406203.html AKRON — A fire broke out at 23804 County Road C-16, Sunday evening, leaving a two story farmhouse uninhabitable. Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 5:45 p.m., and battled the blaze... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:34:44 -0500 A love for art http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2406201.html Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the Daily Sentinel staff has decided to honor volunteers at various organizations throughout Le Mars. This second article... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:33:59 -0500 Keeping pets under control http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2406200.html LE MARS — The issue of pet control and dogs running loose in Le Mars recently came up at the April 18 Le Mars City Council meeting. Le Mars resident Sally Smith was at the meeting to discuss her... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:33:27 -0500 And the dirt work begins... http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2406198.html Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:32:07 -0500 Giving their time to support the hospital http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405668.html Editor’s Note: In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the Daily Sentinel staff has decided to honor volunteers at various organizations throughout Le Mars. This first article... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:52:31 -0500 City commences search for new police chief http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405667.html LE MARS — As Stu Dekkenga nears the end of his 22 years as Le Mars Police Chief, the City of Le Mars has begun the search for a replacement. Dekkenga will retire at the end of June, and at its April... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:50:08 -0500 Two recognized with Iowa FFA Degree http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405666.html LE MARS — Six FFA chapter members from Le Mars Community High School and their advisor, Brett Oetken, attended the 89th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:48:59 -0500 ‘When you wish upon a star’ http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405665.html LE MARS — It’s not every little girl who gets greeted by Snow White at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, but that’s what happened for five-year-old Skylar Olson Thursday. The Make-A-Wish Foundation... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:47:44 -0500 Raising money for little league http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405642.html Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:09:52 -0500 Healthy Meals in a Hurry Program to be offered http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405641.html CHEROKEE — Healthy Meals in a Hurry will be held from 6-7:30 pm., Thursday, May 11, at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach office, 209 Centennial Dr., Cherokee. The program is open... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:09:27 -0500 Vonnahme honored as LCS Employee of Month http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405640.html LE MARS — Le Mars Community Middle School eight grade civics teacher Mark Vonnahme was honored as the LCS Employee of the Month for March. The award is presented by the LCSD Foundation. Fellow... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:35 -0500 LCS to hold Puppy Relays http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405639.html LE MARS — Puppy Relays, an annual track and field event for fourth and fifth grade students at Le Mars Community Schools, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 19 at the Jim Lorenzen stadium. Family... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:08:12 -0500 Rotary honors local high school seniors http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405638.html LE MARS — Each month during the school year, the Le Mars Rotary club recognizes three senior students from Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic High Schools at the Rotary noon luncheon. The students... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:07:06 -0500 Regaining his sight http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405285.html LE MARS — It’s been a long journey for Le Mars Police Chief Stu Dekkenga, and he is adamant he wouldn’t be where he is today without the staff of Floyd Valley Healthcare. Dekkenga’s journey began in... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:12:01 -0500 Friends of St. Mary’s Ball around the corner http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405284.html REMSEN — The 26th annual Friends of St. Mary’s Ball will be held Saturday, April 29, at the Avalon Ballroom, Remsen. Doors open at 5:15 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s menu, served... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:11:31 -0500 Expansion to bring nightlife back to Le Mars http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405283.html LE MARS — There is a new downtown destination for late evening entertainment. Craig and Elizabeth Singer, owners of SnS BBQ, 100 Plymouth St., Le Mars, are ready to unveil a brand new expansion. “We... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:10:28 -0500 Holton teaches art to a new kind of student http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405282.html LE MARS — Karol Holton has always enjoyed art. She was an art teacher for 30 years. Her latest project involves a new group of students — residents at Park Place Estates, an assisted living center in... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:08:37 -0500 Hinton officials await storm totals http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2405281.html HINTON — A weekend storm that rolled through Hinton left noticeable damage in its wake. Hinton Community School and Hillview Recreation Area both sustained damage, and roofing companies are hard at... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:07:21 -0500 ‘2 Across’ offers wit, leisure http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2404520.html LE MARS — Many people like to do crossword puzzles, some asking for help while others insisting on doing it on their own. A crossword puzzle is the basis for the Le Mars Community Theatre’s... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:26:19 -0500 Asbestos issue adds new twist to library renovation http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2404519.html LE MARS — The first phase of construction at the Le Mars Public Library may be held up. The council was informed the proposed start date for the first package, April 28, is in question due to the... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:25:49 -0500 Central Valley Ag begins rebuild after explosion http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2404518.html HINTON — Central Valley Ag in Hinton is currently undergoing a rebuild after an explosion at their facility in March 2016 made two grain bins unsuitable for use. It was in the fall of 2016 when work... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:24:46 -0500 Remsen blooms with new flower shop http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2404516.html REMSEN — A mother and daughter tandem are bringing their love of gardening and flowers to Remsen. Lisa Bindner, with help from her mother Patti Bindner, opened Perfect Petal, 145 South Washington... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:17:07 -0500 Supervisors approve bridge bids http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2404515.html PLYMOUTH CO. — The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved bids for three upcoming summer construction projects. The first was a bridge on 320th Street west of County Road K-49 southeast of... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:16:39 -0500