Le Mars Agri-Center Tuesday's closing quotes
Holiday classic comes to Le Mars
LE MARS -- Members of the Le Mars Central Dance Academy are ready to dazzle their audience with their performance of "The Nutcracker," at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium. "We did it in 2008, 2010 and 2014," CDA Director Tina Hansen said. "Our goal is to perform it every other year, but it depends on the availability of rehearsal teachers and the number of families and students wanting to participate."...
Daily Sentinel launches new website Wednesday
LE MARS -- A whole new look is coming to the Daily Sentinel website, www.lemarssentinel.com. Beginning Wednesday, visitors will notice a much cleaner and easier way to navigate the website. "Previously the platform for our mobile site was completely different than our actual site you could visit on your computer," said Shannon Jost, advertising manager. ...
Gala proceeds top $20,000
LE MARS -- Floyd Valley Foundation's "Blast From the Past Gala" was quite a success. Held Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level, the event raised nearly $23,000 in proceeds for the emergency department renovation project. The evening, a celebration of FVH's 50th Anniversary, was comprised of wine and craft beer tasting, food, and live/silent auctions, as well as the band, The Brits, entertained the guests into the early evening hours...
Toy Club continues to bring happiness to area children
LE MARS -- It's a giving tradition that never grows old. Members of the Town & Country Toy Club gave away hundreds of stuffed animals Saturday and Sunday evenings, the first of two weekends of Pioneer Village Winter Wonderland at the Toy Store in the village...
Two Plymouth County attorneys vie for judge's seat
SIOUX CITY -- The 3B Judicial Nominating Commission has received eight applications for the district judge position that exists as a result of the retirement of District Judge Mary Jane Sokolovske. The attorneys applying to fill the judicial vacancy include:...
Several charged at underage party
PLYMOUTH CO. -- A large group of minors and one adult were cited for underage drinking on Friday, Dec. 2 by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. According to a news release, the sheriff's office responded to an underage party involving alcohol in the 1600 block of Highway 75...
An amazing transformation
LE MARS -- The Central Event Center was filled to the brim last Wednesday when it hosted three bus loads of guests for a Victorian dinner before a Christmas concert at the Browns Century Theater. The event center is the newest project of the musical family, The Browns, who last year opened the Browns Century Theater after renovating a former bank building...
Goodwill towards men
LE MARS -- Students at Gehlen Catholic School gathered together last Wednesday to assemble Advent Gift Bags, a project the school has done for a number of years. Elementary students were paired with a sixth through 12th grade student. Each pair assembled an Advent Gift Bag including lip balm, lotion, socks, peppermint patties, Kleenex and a Christmas card...
Ordinary people doing extraordinary work
REMSEN -- Remsen Ambulance has been dutifully serving the community since 1979, and the 13 volunteers, two paramedics, and several EMTs and first responders, have some new hardware to show for their tireless commitment. The volunteer crew was the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association's (IEMSA) 2016 Volunteer Service of the Year winner. Members of Remsen Ambulance traveled to Des Moines to accept the award Nov. 12...
Britton Chiropractic hits record with donation to Mid-Sioux Opportunity
AKRON -- We always think of this time of year as a time of giving, especially as Thanksgiving comes and goes. We are grateful for all of our blessings and think of those who need more. Dr. Bradley Britton and his staff at Britton Chiropractic and Rehab Clinic worked diligently to fill the shelves of Mid-Sioux Opportunity once again...
Crop Advantage Series program to be held in Le Mars
AMES -- The 2017 Crop Advantage Series offers a unique opportunity for farmers and crop advisors to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University in their own back yard. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 4-27, providing updated management options and recommendations on current and future crop production issues...
Given new life
LE MARS -- A gesture of good will by one local business has snowballed into a huge community-wide effort to support one Le Mars organization. When Total Sales and Service of Le Mars heard how the Le Mars Little League was in need of more storage space, they didn't think twice about donating a building they had sitting on their property...
Making what's old, new again
LE MARS -- A project to renovate the upper level of the Claussen's building at the corner of Central Avenue and Plymouth Street in Le Mars has been awarded a $75,000 Main Street Iowa Challenge Grant. The award was announced Tuesday during a ceremony held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden...
Art center opens watercolor show
LE MARS -- The December exhibit at the Le Mars Arts Center features watercolor paintings from across Iowa. It's the Iowa Watercolor Society's 2016-2017 Traveling Show and it opened today (Friday) at the arts center, 200 Central Ave. S.E. "We will have this traveling exhibit two months, through Jan. 28," Judy Marienau, administrator for the Le Mars Arts Council, said...
A Hollywood Christmas tale comes to Hinton
HINTON -- Students at Hinton Community High School are bringing a Christmas classic to the stage. "Elf The Musical, JR," will be performed at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Hinton High School Gym. "We wanted to choose a musical that had a familiar story line and had a Christmas theme," Co-Director Dustin Rusche said...
Forgery, theft reported at local bank
LE MARS -- At approximately 10:40 a.m., Tuesday Nov. 29, the Le Mars Police Department responded to a complaint of theft and forgery at Kingsley State Bank in Le Mars. According to a press release, a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old with close cut hair wearing a bandage on his right arm entered Kingsley State Bank with a forged check and received an undisclosed amount of money...
Care packages from home
LE MARS -- On a Friday afternoon in November, Le Mars Community High School Student Council members turned the library into an assembly line filled with food items and boxes. The project: packing care packages for Support Siouxland Soldiers, and specifically for Le Mars area service men and women currently deployed...
All for the good of the hospital
LE MARS -- For three decades the Floyd Valley Healthcare Auxiliary's Goodie Sale has helped provide much needed items to the hospital by selling homemade treats supplied by community members. This year's event will be no different. The annual fundraiser will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 3, in the hospital conference room...
Wellness goals okayed for LCS students
LE MARS -- An addition to the Wellness Policy in the Le Mars Community Schools board of education policy manual outlines specific goals the district will follow to meet new requirements. At Monday's meeting, board members approved the second reading of the Wellness Regulation and waived the third reading...
Warrant arrest leads to other charges
PLYMOUTH CO. -- On Nov. 25 at approximately 10:23 p.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office arrested Jacob Walding, 34, of Merrill, on a Woodbury County warrant for failure to pay child support. During the arrest, Walding admitted his involvement in an Oct. 12 vehicle crash in Plymouth County...
Loutsch arrested on drug, weapons charges
PLYMOUTH CO. -- On Nov. 24 at approximately 12:01 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 2700 block of Polk Avenue. As a result of the stop, the driver, Neal Loutsch, 26, of rural Kingsley, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, both serious misdemeanors. He was also arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor...
It's Christmas time in the village
LE MARS -- It's become a tradition for many families, visiting the Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars. The village will be open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11...