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 Round 'em up http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379469.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- Even though it's only January, school districts in the county are already gearing up for incoming students for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. In order to be eligible to... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:58:04 -0600 Movin' on up... LCS robotics team advances http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379472.html LE MARS -- Geared Up, the robotics team from Le Mars Community High School, is continuing its quest for excellence in competition. In only its second year, the team is moving on to compete at the... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:55:17 -0600 Ready, set, scamper http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379471.html HINTON -- Walkers, runners and even snowshoers will descend on Hillview Recreation Area Saturday, Feb. 4 for the fourth annual Snow Scamper 5K. Plymouth County Conservation Community Outreach... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:54:06 -0600 Council talks salaries http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379470.html LE MARS -- The first reading of an ordinance to increase mayor and council salaries was approved at last week's Le Mars City Council meeting. The increases would see the mayor earning $12,000... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:53:22 -0600 Remsen St. Mary's event gives a voice to the voiceless http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379468.html REMSEN -- While marchers in our nation's capital participate in the Right to Life March on Jan. 27, students at Remsen St. Mary's will be doing the same thing in the streets of Remsen. "Our school... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:52:04 -0600 Youth move on in KOC Free Throw Contest http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2379467.html Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:51:00 -0600 Paving the way to Eagle Scout http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378907.html LE MARS -- Troop 188 will soon have another Eagle Scout to add to its ranks. Jared Morris, of Le Mars, completed his Eagle Scout project this past summer at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. "I... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:29:06 -0600 Bibler to use insanity defense http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378906.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- An attorney acting on behalf of Thomas Bibler, 34, of Le Mars, filed Bibler's notice of intention to offer evidence of an affirmative defense: insanity and/or diminished... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:28:21 -0600 Le Mars Fire-Rescue kept on its toes by busy year http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378905.html LE MARS -- It was a busy, busy year for Le Mars Fire-Rescue in 2016, with the crew responding to 521 calls. "Last year we had 457, the year before that I believe was 403. It's way up," Fire-Rescue... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:27:30 -0600 CSW honors 'Communities of Faith, Knowledge & Service' http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378904.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- Gehlen Catholic School in Le Mars and St. Catherine's-St. Mary's School in Remsen will join the National Catholic Education Association and schools throughout the Diocese of Sioux... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:41 -0600 Remsen to celebrate another year Feb. 11 http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378903.html REMSEN -- About 150 people will pack the Avalon Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 11 to celebrate community members who stood out above the rest in 2016. The annual Remsen Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:26:02 -0600 Sertoma steps up to support CBP2 http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378902.html Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:18:02 -0600 Dive team called in to assist with search http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378901.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- The Plymouth County Dive Team was called in to assist with the search of a missing person in the Boyer River on Thursday, Jan. 19. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the Plymouth County... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:17:01 -0600 BBBS of Siouxland celebrates National Mentoring Month http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378900.html SIOUX CITY -- 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of National Mentoring Month's launch in 2002. Since then, each January has served as an annual kickoff of the widespread movement to connect more of the... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:16:30 -0600 Northwestern's education department earns reaccreditation http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378899.html ORANGE CITY -- Northwestern College's teacher education program has earned reaccreditation based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE's... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:16:07 -0600 Pitts honored as LCS Employee of the Month http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378898.html LE MARS -- Le Mars Community Middle School Instructional Aide was honored as the December Employee of the Month at Le Mars Community Schools. The award is presented by the Le Mars Community School... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:15:31 -0600 Rotary honors local high school seniors http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378897.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... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:14:53 -0600 On the down low... http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378538.html LE MARS -- PlyWood Trail Advisory Committee members were asked to keep information regarding which landowners may possibly be approached for the proposed Plywood Trail hush, hush until further... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:59:20 -0600 Plea taking date set http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378536.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- A plea taking in the James Grasz case has been set for 3 p.m., Jan. 30. Sentencing will be set for a later date. Grasz, 66, of Craig, was arrested on June 14 after a months long... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:58:28 -0600 LCS teacher recognized for honoring veterans http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378533.html LE MARS -- Many people appreciate and support our veterans, but some go above and beyond the call of duty. LCS Middle School Social Studies teacher Mark Vonhamme fits into that category, and was... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:57:25 -0600 Incidents put safety front and center at Hinton http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378532.html HINTON -- This week's threat of a bomb and gun presence in the Hinton Community High School received through an e-mail earlier this week, brought several parents to the district's school board... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:56:40 -0600 Musician recipient of Niebuhr Memorial Diocesan Band Festival Scholarship http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2378531.html LE MARS -- Three months after a tragic accident took the life of a Gehlen Catholic musician and 2015 graduate, the Diocese of Sioux City's Instrumental Music Directors are honoring Evan Niebuhr with... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:55:43 -0600 Weekend ice storm blankets Plymouth County http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2377801.html PLYMOUTH CO. -- An ice storm that spanned from the Texas panhandle to central Indiana, left its mark on Plymouth County Sunday night through Tuesday morning. The much talked about winter storm... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:50:08 -0600 Wells Enterprises recognized for Work-Life Effectiveness http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2377799.html LE MARS -- WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority, recently announced that Wells Enterprises has earned the WorldatWork's Seal of Distinction for 2017. This is the third... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:48:12 -0600