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 KP-WC takes home state title in track http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414251.html Tue, 23 May 2017 23:36:16 -0500 Wolffs to join FVH http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414529.html LE MARS — Two doctors who currently practice at the Akron Mercy Medical Clinic will soon be joining the Floyd Valley Healthcare staff. According to a press release, FVH Administrator Mike Donlin... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:50 -0500 A Brunsville jail tale to remember http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414524.html BRUNSVILLE — Small communities often have bits of history tucked away on their streets. Such is the case with Brunsville and its jail. Brunsville resident Susan Willer actually wanted to transform... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:21:13 -0500 LCS writes policy on meal charges http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414520.html LE MARS — The Le Mars Community School Board gave its approval to the first reading of a new board policy regarding meal charges in the district. Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt told board members the... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:20:41 -0500 Vonnahme ready to make own routine http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414516.html Editor’s Note: The end of the school year also means the retirement of several school teachers and staff from schools across Plymouth County. Over the next few weeks, the Daily Sentinel will... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:26 -0500 Painting is the finishing touch http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414257.html SIOUX CITY — Among the members of the Abu Bekr White Horse Mounted Patrol, based in Sioux City, are a number of Plymouth County men. The mission of the White Horse Mounted Patrol is to raise... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:58:07 -0500 Still no trial date set in Bibler case http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414256.html PLYMOUTH CO. — A trial date in the Thomas Bibler case still hasn’t been set. At a hearing Monday afternoon, District Judge Jeffrey Neary gave the defense until June 2 to file a written response to... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:57:14 -0500 Alums extend Then Feed Just One to USD http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414255.html VERMILLION — Then Feed Just One (TFJO) is well known in Le Mars, and work is being done to spread its message of giving further and further. Two Gehlen Catholic graduates, Josie Galles and Krayton... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:27 -0500 Rust ready for reading, and grandchildren http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2414253.html Editor’s Note: The end of the school year also means the retirement of several school teachers and staff from schools across Plymouth County. Over the next few weeks, the Daily Sentinel will... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:55:41 -0500 Ogren ready to kick back http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413784.html MARCUS — After a long career, MMCRU kindergarten teacher Kay Ogren is ready to put her feet up. “Every year for 42 years and 185 days each year, I’ve been in a routine, getting up earlier, getting to... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:01:07 -0500 New bill sparks discussion in Le Mars http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413783.html LE MARS — The Fourth of July in Le Mars will come with extra flare this year. A new fireworks law was recently signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad, and Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper was... Fri, 19 May 2017 16:00:03 -0500 Father Sanchez bids farewell to Gehlen http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413782.html LE MARS — When the Rev. Mauro Sanchez came to Le Mars on Aug. 2, 2016, it was his first assignment following his ordination in his home parish in Querendaro, Mexico. He was excited to start and was... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:59:02 -0500 County honored for business retention, expansion http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413781.html PLYMOUTH CO. — Expanding and growing existing businesses has always been a goal for Plymouth County, and the county was recently recognized for its efforts. Northwest Iowa Development (NWID) was... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:58:33 -0500 Gehlen students honor the Mary and their mothers with annual tea http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413767.html LE MARS — On Friday, May 12, Gehlen Catholic’s first graders honored Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother and their own mothers during the annual Mother’s Day Tea. Gehlen Catholic First Grade Teacher,... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:50:27 -0500 Northwest Bank celebrates Financial Literacy Month with local students http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413766.html LE MARS — Northwest Bank employees recently shared an important lesson on saving money with local students as part of the American Bankers Associations’ Teach Children to Save Day! Northwest Bank... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:49:07 -0500 Remsen student earns honor at NWC http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413765.html ORANGE CITY — Tanner Hilbrands is among 43 students who received recognition for end-of-the-year honors recently at Northwestern College, Orange City.  Hilbrands is a senior and history major at... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:48:44 -0500 Morningside College awards degrees to spring graduates http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413763.html SIOUX CITY — Morningside College in Sioux City, presented degrees to undergraduate students during its 119th spring commencement held on May 13. Morningside is a private, coeducational, four-year... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:48:23 -0500 Program to focus on history of Calvary Cemetery http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413762.html SIOUX CITY — The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “Never Forgotten: the History of Sioux City’s Calvary Cemetery” with Walter Peterson at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Admission will be free; a... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:47:52 -0500 Friday Club visits St. George’s http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413761.html LE MARS — The Le Mars Friday Club, affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, met for lunch and its regular meeting on May 5, 2017, at Piece of Cake in downtown Le Mars. President Kay... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:47:30 -0500 All aboard: UP CARES, police partner to make crossings safe http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413479.html LE MARS — Railroad crossing safety is important, especially in a town like Le Mars. “We have a large portion of the city on one side of the tracks and the other portion on the other side. People want... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:48:16 -0500 Class of ‘17 heads down new path http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413478.html PLYMOUTH CO. — Graduation ceremonies for students from all seven Plymouth County schools will be held this Sunday, May 21. Gehlen Catholic High School A commencement ceremony for the 28 graduates of... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:47:13 -0500 A Bulldog at heart http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413477.html LE MARS — Rhonda Beach says the most rewarding years of her teaching career have been at Le Mars Community High School. "The faculty is top-notch and the administration appreciates professionalism,"... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:46:21 -0500 Library over budget, behind schedule http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2413476.html LE MARS — The renovation project at the Le Mars Public Library hasn’t gotten off to an ideal start. At Tuesday’s Le Mars City Council meeting, City Administrator Scott Langel, FEH Principal Architect... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:45:21 -0500