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Moms in Prayer event to be held in Sioux City
SIOUX CITY -- Women from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are invited to attend Moms in Prayer "United...Three States--One Heart for Prayer" on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunnybrook Community Church, 5601 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City...
Gehlen to offer training course
LE MARS -- If anyone wants to coach a team, chaperone an outing, help with a field trip, help in any way with their Catholic church and/or school, they must have completed Virtus training. Virtus is the Diocese of Sioux City's Safe Environment Program. It provides volunteers the information to ensure the safety of today's youth...
Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend
AMES -- All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day holiday. Iowa DOT driver's license stations All Iowa DOT driver's license stations will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 5. The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 8:30 a.m...
'Chalk the Walk' with Le Mars Elementary PTO
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Elementary PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) sponsored a "Chalk the Walk" event at the three elementary schools Thursday morning, Aug. 24. Parents and kids volunteered to create sidewalk chalk welcomes at each of the elementary schools...
A true test of endurance
LE MARS -- Area athletes looking for a challenge will get exactly that in a few weeks. The 10th annual Le Mars YMCA Sprint Triathlon will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept.10. The event consists of a 300-yard swim in the Le Mars outdoor pool, a 15-mile bike ride on County Road C-30 and K-64, and a 5k run...
New teachers, staff fill positions at Gehlen Catholic
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic Schools welcomes 14 new teachers and staff members, includng a new chaplain, to the halls of the school. Teachers and students started the first day of class Thursday, Aug. 25. The Rev. Mauro Sanchez has been named by Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City, as chaplain at Gehlen Catholic School. That is in addition to his assignment as priest of All Saints' Parish in Le Mars...
Bollin honored as Employee of the Month
LE MARS -- Langel's Electric Service Manager Dennis Bollin was named the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the month for August at Wednesday's chamber coffee. "Dennis has shown outstanding dedication to the company as the service manager for Langel's Electric since he joined the company in March 2009," stated the nomination letter by his fellow employees. ...
Life Skills receives the American Legion of Iowa Foundation grant
LE MARS -- The American Legion of Iowa Foundation recently presented an $800 grant to Life Skills Training Center of Le Mars. This grant will be used towards the purchase of updated technical and visual equipment to be used with OSHA required training materials...
ELL Adult Education classes begin Monday
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic will begin offering Adult English Language Learner (ELL) classes every Monday night, beginning Aug. 29, in the Elementary Success Center at Gehlen Catholic School, 709 Plymouth Street in Le Mars (please use the east door entrance)...
Classroom makeovers headline changes at RSM
REMSEN -- Several classrooms at Remsen St. Mary's will have an entirely new look this year. "One of our alumnus who is an interior designer helped us pick and paint four classrooms," RSM Development Director Norine Harvey said. "Family, friends and alumni chipped in to adopt a room. It is an opportunity for families to get involved in classroom makeovers and we will be doing more of this throughout the year."...
L.E.E.P. gives money for technology purchases
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community Board of Education was on the receiving end of a generous donation at its Monday meeting. The Le Mars Community Education Enhancement Project, or L.E.E.P., presented the board with a check for $18,200, which will be used to for technology in the classrooms...
Number of driver's licenses issued drops
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors received the 2015-2016 Driver's License Department report at Tuesday's meeting. The report was delivered by Plymouth County Treasurer Shelly Sitzmann. "Numbers are down just a little bit," Sitzmann said...
LCS welcomes new teachers, principal
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community School District welcomes nine new certified staff members to classrooms and buildings in the district for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers have been busy preparing their classrooms and lessons plans for students. Some new staff have already been busy with sports teams...
Preparing students for a technological future
KINGSLEY -- As the world centers itself more and more around technology, the Kingsley-Pierson Community School District is doing all it can to give its students a competitive edge. "We have purchased 30 additional chrome books to help with connectivity in the high school," Kingsley-Pierson Superintendent Scott Bailey said...
Artist honors firefighting family
GRANVILLE -- Roberta Pottebaum of Granville, has lived with being a firefighter's wife since 1983 when she married Leon. "He was the fire chief when we got married and he's still on the crew," Pottebaum said. She remembers a date when the fire alarm went off. Leon told her they would go directly to it, and she should stay in the car...
Plains Area Mental Health Center's accreditation renewed
LE MARS -- Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director, has announced the reaccreditation of Plains Area Mental Health Center as a Community Mental Health Center by the Iowa Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission...
Firefighters battling firefighters
(Photo Contributed) Le Mars Fire-Rescue held its annual water application drill on Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Fareway parking lot. Ten towns participated with a total of 115 people. Towns represented were Le Mars, Orange City, Sioux Center, Hull, Sheldon, Storm Lake, Alta, Early, Milford, and Akron...
Le Mars United Way kicks off campaign with golf fundraiser
LE MARS -- Golfers in Le Mars teed off Thursday, Aug. 18 in support of a great cause. The Le Mars United Way launched its 2016-2017 campaign with the 13th annual Golf Fundraiser. The tournament featured 21 teams of four competing for the top spot. Brenda Schmid, with Wells Enterprises, Inc., and this year's Le Mars United Way board chair, indicated they raised nearly $4,000 from the tournament...
A-W academics gets boost with curriculum, technology
AKRON -- Faculty, students, parents and fans of the Akron-Westfield Community School District will see several improvements to facilities and programs this fall. Derek Briggs, the district's 7-12 principal, has been hearing the sound of drills and hammers as remodeling takes place in a couple areas of the high school...
A dose of county generosity
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Phones will be ringing off the hook throughout Plymouth County in a few weeks. The 36th annual KC Phonothon will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7 across all of Plymouth County. Volunteers from Plymouth County Knights of Columbus chapters will be staffing the phones from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m...
Sentinel welcomes Hamil
LE MARS -- A Plymouth County native has recently been named the new sports editor for the Daily Sentinel. Allen Hamil, a 2012 graduate of Hinton Community School, is looking forward to covering the many sports teams from his old stomping grounds. "My familiarity with the local teams will help me be able to jump in right away," Hamil said. "I'm glad to be in Plymouth County and able to cover all the local teams."...
Ten children to be chosen as Little Ambassadors
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a contest to select 10 children who will serve as the fall 2016 to fall 2018 Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Little Ambassadors. Children must be 4 to 6 years of age and reside in the city of Le Mars or rural Le Mars area...
Library funding request granted
LE MARS -- The Le Mars City Council approved a motion to grant the Le Mars Public Library Board's request of $8,000 for the hiring of FEH Design to prioritize interior improvements at the library at its Aug. 16 meeting. The $8,000 in city funding is in addition to $16,000 that was privately raised...