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High: 79°F ~ Low: 59°F
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Le Mars Agri-Center Tuesday's closing quotes
Corn $3.38

Beans $8.87

Oats $2.50

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The move has begun (05/27/15)
The Joy Hollow log cabin at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds inched its way closer to its new home Wednesday afternoon. After days of preparation, Morrow's Housemoving, of Pender, Neb., began the task of moving the cabin from its site at the fairgrounds...
Honor the past - Commission sees progress in preserving Le Mars history (05/27/15)
Twenty years ago, when the Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission was established, it had three members. The commission works to identify the history of Le Mars, its many structures and areas, and records it through various documentations. In the beginning, the Le Mars City Council appointed Jim Driscoll, Iris Hemmingson and Linda Mayrose, to the commission...
New, seasoned actors mix it up in comedy (05/27/15)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community Theatre's production "Calendar Girls" sold out before curtain time today (Wednesday). But, there is still an opportunity to see the show, as its run has been extended by one performance. The final showing will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the Postal Playhouse, in Le Mars...
Curry brings hometown knowledge (05/27/15)
LE MARS -- Some reporters go to journalism school, others find their way into the industry after devoting years of study to an area unrelated to the profession. Adam Curry, the new staff writer for the Le Mars Daily Sentinel, is among that second group...
LCS board OKs textbook purchases (05/26/15)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community School Board of Education has given its approval for new textbooks for three classes. High school family and consumer science teachers Joann Johnson and Rosemary Cronin presented their proposals to the board Tuesday...
Vehicle hits Red Hanke, driver arrested (05/26/15)
LE MARS -- A Le Mars man was arrested Saturday after striking the Red Hanke Saloon with a vehicle he was driving. David Arens, 60, was charged with operating while intoxicated second offense and failure to maintain control of a vehicle, following the accident. Le Mars Police officers were notified of a car striking the Red Hanke Saloon, at 18 Second St. N.W. Saturday afternoon...
Memorial Day: Le Mars Remembers veterans with a day of honor (05/26/15)
(Sentinel photos by Austin Harrington) People gathered in Le Mars Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Avenue of Flags Memorial Day Program, at the Plymouth County Courthouse. The program pays tribute to those who have served in the military and remembers those who have sacrificed their lives for their country. ...
Retirement means time for grandchildren, golf (05/26/15)
LE MARS -- Two longtime Kluckhohn Elementary teachers said farewell to their last class of students Friday. Jane Snyder and Steve Wick will take many memories with them into retirement. After 30 years in the Le Mars Community School District, Snyder is retiring from her position as second grade teacher...
No jury duty Tuesday (05/25/15)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Persons called for jury duty in May will not need to report for jury duty Tuesday, May 26, according to the Plymouth County Clerk of Court's office. This will conclude service for May jurors. June jurors will need to call the clerk of court's office after 3 p.m. Monday, June 1, to see if they need to report for duty Tuesday, June 2...
Library ready for summer reading (05/25/15)
LE MARS -- With the school year coming to a close, another chapter will open when the Le Mars Public Library kicks off its summer reading program. The six-week program centered on the theme "Every Hero Has A Story" begins Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, July 15...
Life Skills rolls out website (05/25/15)
LE MARS -- Life Skills Training Center is reaching out to the public in a new way. The Le Mars vocational training facility rolled out its very first website -- lifeskillstrainingcenter.net -- May 7. Visitors to the site can learn all about the facility, from its history to current services and future plans...
Legal process started for sign removal (05/22/15)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- A sign on the side of a semitrailer is being used as an advertisement, but it doesn't meet Plymouth County regulations. The sign, on the west side of Highway 60, advertises for Bob's Bike Shop, which is located on 170th Street, north of Le Mars...
Going strong - Le Mars Ambulance service celebrates 40 years (05/22/15)
The term 'hero' should never be used lightly, but when people volunteer their time to help save the lives of others, a more accurate word is hard to find. Thursday, members of the Le Mars community gathered to help thank the heroes of the Le Mars Ambulance team which is celebrating 40 years of service in Le Mars...
County Memorial Day services salute veterans (05/22/15)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The sacrifices of United States men and women who have served their country in military service will be honored throughout Plymouth County withMemorial Day services Monday, May 25. Displays of flags will honor deceased veterans in several communities...
No paper Monday, offices closed (05/22/15)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Memorial Day will alter schedules Monday. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel will not publish a newspaper Monday, and the business office will be closed. It will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The Plymouth County Courthouse and annex building, both state and county offices, will be closed Monday...
Iowa bird exhibitions cancelled (05/21/15)
DES MOINES -- There may not be a poultry show at the Plymouth County Fair this summer. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, or IDALS, has cancelled all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair and other gatherings of birds...
Lincoln Street closed (05/20/15)
LE MARS -- Culvert repairs closed a portion of Lincoln Street Southwest until further notice. The street is closed between Eighth Street Southwest and 12th Street Southwest. It will remain closed while repairs are made to culverts running under Lincoln Street, according to Scott Kneip, Le Mars street supervisor...
Candle ignites fire, spreads through home - UPDATED (05/19/15)
LE MARS -- No one was home when a fire broke out in a house, at 234 Second Ave. S.E. this morning (Tuesday). Le Mars Fire-Rescue was called at 8:12 a.m., after a passerby saw smoke and flames coming from the structure. Chris Anderson was driving down Second Avenue Southeast at about 8:10 a.m...
Schipper, Hansen will miss daily contact with students (05/19/15)
LE MARS -- Clark and Franklin Elementary Schools will be saying goodbye to two long-time teachers this week. Kaye Schipper is a kindergarten teacher who will retire from Clark. Jan Hansen is a fourth grade teacher who will retire from Franklin. Schipper has been a teacher in the school district for 27 years...
LCS holds Puppy Relays (05/19/15)
(Sentinel Photo By Sam Tastad) Kelsey Feuerhelm, of Le Mars, runs in the 4x100-meter relay at the Puppy Relays. Feuerhelm is in Mr. Wick's fifth grade class at Kluckhohn Elementary School.
Solid waste fees to increase (05/19/15)
LE MARS -- Tuesday, the Le Mars City Council raised residents' trash pickup rates, effective July 1. The council approved the changes to help offset an increase in what the Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency charges the city. The change in solid waste rates, plus the 50-cent per customer increase in Van's Sanitation contract, which started Jan. 1, led to Tuesday's decision...
Council approves theatre contract (05/19/15)
LE MARS -- Following a public hearing Tuesday, the Le Mars City Council approved a management agreement for the Royal 3 Theatre. The city purchased the theatre earlier this year, officially taking ownership April 1. Since that time, city staff has worked with Main Street Theatres, Inc., of Omaha, Neb., to develop a management agreement for operation of the theatre...
Continuing education - Children encouraged to keep reading this summer (05/18/15)
With summer approaching, the Le Mars Public Library is hoping to help students from experiencing the "summer slide." According to Reading is Fundamental, the summer slide occurs when students let their minds sit idle during summer break without cracking open a book...
Perry discusses economics in Le Mars - UPDATE (05/18/15)
LE MARS -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited Le Mars Monday during a nine-stop tour of Iowa. The public event, labeled a meet and greet by his political action committee, RickPac, was held at The Living Center. Topics of discussion during the hour-long visit ranged from education to agriculture, but the main focus of the event was economics...
Dalle pleads guilty to theft (05/18/15)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- A man accused of participating in a string of Le Mars vehicle burglaries last fall has pleaded guilty to the crimes. Trent Dalle, 19, of Sioux City, entered a plea of guilty on charges of burglary in the third degree, involving a motor vehicle, according to court documents...