Pioneer Village Christmas and Lighted Parade
Lights and sounds of the season filled the air Saturday and Sunday in Le Mars. The 17th annual Earl Utesch Memorial Children's Lighted Christmas Parade packed Central Avenue Saturday despite icy temperatures, and Pioneer Village Christmas drew...
2013 Regional Volleyball Final -- Hinton vs. Ridge View
Photos from the 2013 regional volleyball final between Hinton and Ridge View.
2013 Regional Volleyball Final -- Le Mars vs. Bishop Heelan
Photos from the 2013 regional volleyball tournament final between Le Mars and Bishop Heelan.
Le Mars Community High School Homecoming Parade 2013
Le Mars Community High School Homecoming Parade 2013 was Friday,, Sept. 20.
Sun 'N Fun event at Plymouth County Fairgrounds
Siouxland Aging Services held its annual Sun 'N Fun gathering Aug. 13 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, with Sioux City car club the Strollers bringing about a dozen classic cars for senior citizens and their caregivers to enjoy.
Phun Fest at the Le Mars Sportman's Club
Pheasants Forever Plymouth County chapter and Plymouth County Conservation Board sponsored the annual Phun Fest for children and young adults July 21.
Blank Park Zoo visit at Le Mars library
As part of the summer reading program, education specialist Samantha Dunn, of the Blank Park Zoo, in Des Moines, visited the Le Mars Public Library, bringing several animals including an American alligator, a tortoise and a rabbit.
Ice Cream Days concert
Tonic Sol-fa performs in front of a packed crowd outside the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor on Central Avenue Friday. The concert during Ice Cream Days celebrated the 100th birthday of Wells Enterprises. (Photo by David Schipper, Le Mars fire-rescue...
Ice Cream Days Summer Cross
Le Mars Municipal Park was the setting for Bike Central's Summer Cross. Riders competed in two races on the 1.5 mile off-road cyclocross course June 15.
B race results:
First Place: Derek Bretey, of Le Mars
Second Place: Ian Richards, of Des...
Ice Cream Flavors Creation Contest - Ice Cream Days 2013
Bada Bing! Ice Cream by Kimberly Ross and Dennis Morrice, of Le Mars, is the winner of the flavor contest. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble created by Brandie Vonk-Frangenberg, of Sioux Center, takes second place. Deb Vanderberg and Julie Beitelspacher,...
Damage from flooding Memorial Day weekend in Le Mars was surveyed for the city by Steve Hansen, Le Mars public works superintendent, with assistance from Chad Morrow, Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
2013 State Track
Photos from the 2013 Iowa State Track and Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
This is May 1?
Nearly 2 inches of rain and 2 inches of snow fell in the Le Mars area Wednesday, May 1.
Gehlen Catholic presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Broadway in New York City is the setting for Gehlen Catholic High School's production of "Guys and Dolls" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and Saturday, April 27 in the school's gymnasium. "Luck be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat"are...
4-H, FFA sheep, goat weigh-in
Plymouth County 4-H and FFA members weighed sheep and goats April 20 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars. The young people were assisted by Iowa State University Extension staff, members of the fair board's sheep and goat committees and...
Le Mars Community High School presents 'Black Hearts and Bearded Ladies'
The Sweetwater Inn is the setting for the LCHS production "Black Hearts and Bearded Ladies" to be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Little Theatre.
Kluckhohn fifth grade snow creations
Le Mars Community School Kluckhohn fifth grade students created these snow sculptures after the rain and snow April 9-10. The snow creations were built on the north side of the school building, along Prospect Street.
Gehlen Catholic Prom April 13, 2013
A candy theme served as the setting for Gehlen Prom 2013 photos.
2013 Le Mars Fire-Rescue Awards
Le Mars Fire-Rescue celebrated the contributions of firefighters and recognized businesses and individuals at the annual awards banquet April 6.
Dick Kirchoff, Le Mars mayor, said the 27 volunteers and two full-time staff answered 401 calls in...
11th annual Art Pahl Accordion Fest
Twelve players perform on the stage of the Old Central gym at Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. The museum hosted the annual accordion event April 7, 2013. The 12th annual event will be April 27, 2014.
Ruby year of broadcasting
Barry Borchers, Le Mars Community High School activities director and guidance counselor, recognizes Denny Callahan for 40 years of LCS sports broadcasts and reports. Callahan and his wife, Jerri, were surprised with the honor Feb. 7 in recognition...
New 'Dog at LCHS
The family of Dave Hawkins, Le Mars High School (LHS) Class of 1956, is recognized for donating the LCS Bulldog statue outside the new school gymnasium. The donation was in Hawkins' memory. Dave Hawkins, who died in August 2011, was active in LHS...
Earl Utesch Memorial Lighted Children's Christmas Parade 2012
Thousands of people watching the 16th annual Earl Utesch Memorial Lighted Children's Christmas parade Saturday in Le Mars heard people on parade entries proclaim, "Merry Christmas."
The greeting sounded odd to some who packed the 12-block parade...
Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary candy making Nov. 13, 2012
Sales of homemade caramels, fudge and peanut clusters will help the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary meet some needs of the Le Mars hospital. Volunteers gather at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ for candy making led by co-chairs Connie...
'Rust or Bust' : A cousins' reunion for Bob Rust
Nancy Beltz, of Fairfax, Minn., surprised her cousin, Bob Rust, of Le Mars, outside Rust's Western Shed in downtown Le Mars Friday, Nov 16, 2012. Nancy and her husband, Richard, joined "schoolmates/friends for life" on Larry and Maggie Mages' RV to...
World War II Last Man's Club annual meeting Nov. 10, 2012
Twenty-two local veterans who served in World War II gathered for the 15th annual banquet and meeting, at Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion in Le Mars. The club roster has a total membership of 131, with 47 living members. Four members had died...
Class A State Football: Hinton wins semifinal
Hinton won the Class A State Football Semifinal on Friday, Nov. 9, beating Logan-Magnolia 28-21. Hinton now advances to the state championship on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Hinton plays Wapsie Valley at 1:36 p.m.
Frosty Cross 2012 - Le Mars Cyclocross race
Dozens of cyclocross racers competed for place this weekend in Frosty Cross, the second annual fall/winter cyclocross bicycle race at the Le Mars Municipal Park. There were two races on both Saturday and Sunday, Division B and Division A, plus a...
Gehlen Volleyball State Quarterfinal
The Gehlen Catholic School volleyball team advanced to state Class 1A volleyball for the fourth year in a row. They ended their season with a 3-0 loss to four-time returning state champ Tripoli. Gehlen's season record finishes at 21-11.
Four-Peat! Gehlen volleyball advances to state
The Gehlen Catholic School Jays trump George-Little Rock 3-1 in the Class 1A Region Final in Sioux Center Wednesday. Jays now advance to the state quarterfinal on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Hinton defeats West Lyon to advance
Oct 29 at Inwood, the Blackhawks took down the Wildcats to advance to the quarterfinals. Hinton will face off with Plymouth County neighbor Akron-Westfield at 7 p.m. Friday in Akron.
State Cross Country
Plymouth County finishers in Iowa's 2012 State Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge.
LCS Music Boosters Soup and Pie Supper
A crowd estimated at 715 people Friday enjoyed soup and more than 100 pies at the Le Mars Community Music Boosters annual soup and pie supper in the high school lunch room, according to Angie Catton, chairwoman of the fundraiser. More than 850...
Halloween at Hillview
Halloween at Hillview was a fall fun event hosted at the recreation area just west of Hinton on Saturday, Oct. 13. Participants frosted pumpkin cookies, played bean bag toss, trick-or-treated at campsites and enjoyed a spooky Halloween hike.
Burst of fall color
Jerome and Margo Hansen have mounds of mums blooming along their porch in southeast Le Mars. Small Chrysanthemums Margo purchased in pots were planted last fall. "She said, 'I'll see if they grow,'" Jerome said when the plants were put into the...
Well Aware Health Fair
A steady crowd estimated at 800 people attended the Well Aware Health Fair Oct. 10 at the Le Mars Convention Center, according to Ann Cole-Nelson, Floyd Valley Hospital community relations manager. Floyd Valley Hospital and Wells Enterprises...
Fire Station Facelift
Members of the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department are sprucing up the downtown fire station. Volunteers like the ones here spent the week giving the building a fresh coat of paint. Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Schipper said he hopes the improvements will...
2012 Gehlen Catholic homecoming parade
It was a beautiful fall day for the joint Gehlen catholic and Spalding Catholic Homecoming Parade in Le Mars Friday afternoon, Sept. 28.
The parade included Homecoming Royalty, elementary and middle school students from both schools, as well as...
LEEP 2012 MENuMasters Fundraiser
Le Mars Community Educational Enhancement Project (LEEP) hosted its first MENuMasters fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.
The event featured 32 local businessmen and community leaders as chefs for the evening of food and fun.
The event raised...
Le Mars Sprint Triathlon
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Iowa, Iowa State Tailgates at Floyd Valley Hospital
Floyd Valley Hospital employees enjoyed a tailgate party Friday on the eve of the Iowa-Iowa State game. The party fun included votes for the Cyclones and Hawkeyes which will be donated to benefit the Le Mars Back Pack program. The "half-time" score...
Le Mars Arts Council Creative Drama, Drum camps
The students in the Creative Drama Camp and Drum Camp, Le Mars Arts Council summer programs, perform at the Postal Playhouse in Le Mars June 22, 2012. Two plays to make you laugh out loud were presented under the direction of Nancy Probst and Erin...
2012 Ice Cream Days fun
Ice Cream Days 2012
Final masses, funeral at St. Joseph Catholic Church building, Le Mars
From the final rosary before mass to tours of the steeple, members of St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrated, remembered and said goodbye to their 127-old parish home. The building is the third oldest in the Sioux City Diocese. An estimated 50,000...
Plymouth County Relay For Life 2012
The Plymouth County 2012 Relay For Life took place Friday, June 8, at the Remsen track. More than 25 teams gathered to celebrate with survivors, honor those who lost the battle to cancer and fight back by raising money and awareness.
10th annual Art Pahl Accordion Festival April 15, 2012
Fourteen players performed in the Old Central gym at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. They included Walter Blom of Rock Valley, Pastor Peter Boe of Sioux City on keyboard, Dorothy Breuer of Ashton, Ruth and Wade Bruggeman of Charter Oak, Roger...
4/2/12 - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn track meet
Photos of athletes from Akron-Westfield, KP-WC, Remsen-Union and Remsen St. Mary's at the track meet in Marcus hosted by Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Monday, April 2, 2012.
A wintry, drab day is filled with colorful art created by non-artists. About 30 people painted Saturday in the lower level of the Le Mars Arts Center. The work of "Rembrandt Rejects" will be combined with professional artists for a two-day event...
Wasmer Post #241 hosts students at Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park in Le Mars
LCS eighth grade civics class students listen as a member of Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion in Le Mars, guides a tour of the Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park. Legion members host the tours for students of Middle School Social Studies...
Old Time Country, Blue Grass and Folk Music Festival
The 36th annual National Old Time Country, Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival continues through Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars.
A cactus plant on the deck of Ross and Linda Harden's Le Mars home is blooming with pastel pink flowers for a special birthday Ross celebrated Aug. 16. Linda said the plant has to be close to 70 years old. She inherited the plant from her mother,...
Two by Two
Akron-Westfield postseason softball
Top-ranked (Class 1A) Akron-Westfield seeks to defend its state title.
Le Mars Stingrays
The Stingrays competed in their only home meet on June 18. See results from the meet in the Daily Sentinel.
Tri-State Drive-in Cruisers in Le Mars
The Tri-State Drive-in Cruisers rolled into town Wednesday for one of the first events of Ice Cream Days 2011.
The Le Mars boys tennis team captured the substate title and earned its first state tournament berth since 1998 on Friday in Harlan.
Class 1A District Golf
View photos of the Hinton and Akron-Westfield boys golf teams at Friday's district meet in Spencer.
Le Mars Children's Garden
Families worked together to plant vegetables and herbs in the Hy-Vee and Kenaley Family Children's Garden, a free garden open to youth and their parents. The garden is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays.
District and regional track meets were contested on Thursday, May 12.
LCS Prom 2011
Le Mars Community School hosted prom May 7 - "A Night in Paradise"
Seventh and eighth graders from Le Mars Community competed in the Bullpup Relays on Thursday, May 5, at Jim Lorenzen Field.
Giant ice cream cones arrive in Le Mars
All 31 giant ice cream cones and one cow sculpture have arrived in Le Mars and are ready for paint jobs.
The 6 foot tall fiberglass ice cream cones have been delivered to the homes of artists throughout Siouxland who will paint different designs on...
Pinewood Derby 2011
Pack 184 of the Boy Scouts held their 2011 Pinewood Derby March 13 at Century Hall on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars.
April 9 storms, here and across Iowa
The evening of Saturday, April 9, brought heavy storms to Iowa, pelting Le Mars with large hailstones. Elsewhere in Iowa, 10 tornadoes touched down, including the largest one in Monona County, which destroyed more than 100 homes. The following are a...
Le Mars Girls Invitational
Le Mars Girls Track & Field Invitational, April 5, 2011.
MOC-FV Dutch Relays
MOC-Floyd Valley hosts Dutch Relays on April 5, 2011.
Ridge View Relays
Ridge View Relays at Holstein, April 1, 2011.
LCHS Dance Team Exhibition
The Le Mars Community dance team hosted its annual exhibition on Friday, Feb. 25.
Hall of Pride basketball scrimmage
Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic squared off in a Hall of Pride scrimmage on Saturday evening at Carey Gym.
State volleyball and football
The Gehlen Catholic football and volleyball teams both advanced to the state semifinals.
Jays football advances to UNI-Dome
No. 5 Gehlen Catholic defeated West Hancock 25-6 in Britt on Friday night to advance to the Class A state semifinals at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Friday.
State Cross Country
The state cross country meet was held in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Oct. 30. Ten Plymouth County runners competed, including the Gehlen Catholic girls team, Le Mars' Kyle Borchers, Gehlen's Matt Mayer and Hinton's Drew Schiltz.
District & Regional Cross Country
Plymouth County runners competed in district and regional races in three different locations on Thursday in an attempt to qualify for the state meet in Fort Dodge.
Le Mars Community PINK OUT
Le Mars Community hosted a breast cancer awareness fundraiser for its final home games in volleyball and football on October 21 and 22.
Gehlen Catholic was the runner-up at the annual CYO volleyball tournament in Le Mars on Sunday.
Le Mars Fourth Graders at Lady Bulldog Volleyball
The fourth grade students from Le Mars Community sang the National Anthem and showed their cheering support for the Lady Bulldog volleyball team on Tuesday night at Carey Gym.
Gehlen Catholic Pink Out
Gehlen Catholic coaches, players and fans decked out in pink gear as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pride Night 2010
Pride Night Video
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Annual LCHS dance team exhibition
The Le Mars Community dance team hosted its annual dance team exhibition on Friday evening at Carey Gym. The fundraiser event also featured dance teams from Gehlen Catholic, Remsen-Union and Remsen St. Mary's. Elementary students in kindergarten...
More Snow Art
This was submitted by a reader who has caught the fever of showing their art in the snow!
Downtown's chocolate and Shopping
Peeking at the jewelry in the case at Hotopp Jewelry and Gifts during Wednesday night's Holiday Lights and Chocolate Treats event. Shopkeepers offered sweets to those browsing for Christmas gifts while luminaria flickered outside.
34th Annual National Old-Time Country and Bluegrass Festival
34th Annual National Old-Time Country and Bluegrass Festival at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds
Plymouth County Fair 2009 Just a Glimpse
Just a glance at some of the upcoming photos from the 2009 Plymouth County Fair
You are invited to submit your cute and whacky pet photos. Please click the submit photo button to send us your picture, make sure your picture is at least 4" wide, and 200 dpi. Also, make sure to include all of your information, identify who is in...
The Gallery of Plymouth County Sports Fans
A photo collection of sports fans from around Plymouth County cheering on their favorite teams