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Northwestern to pin nursing graduates
ORANGE CITY -- Nineteen Northwestern College nursing seniors will participate in a pinning ceremony at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 12 in the England Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. The students will receive their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree diplomas May 14...
Le Mars student to perform in NWC Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble
ORANGE CITY -- Justin Lansink, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, will perform in the college's Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble joint concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 6 in Christ Chapel. Directed by Dr. Timothy McGarvey, professor of music, the Jazz Band will perform a variety of pieces, including "Work Song" by Nat Adderley, arranged by Erik Morales; "We'll Be Together Again" by Frankie Laine and Carl Fischer, arranged by Stan Kenton; and "Well, You Needn't" by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Mike Kamuf.. ...
Committee honors retiring student members
LE MARS -- At the April meeting of the Plymouth County Health Planning Committee, appreciation was extended to the committee's graduating seniors who participated in the committee for the past two years. Loretta Myers, Floyd Valley Healthcare's Director of Patient Care and Committee Chair, said, "These students were very active and took their responsibilities very seriously by representing fellow students and the youth of Plymouth County...
Floyd Valley offers stroke screenings
LE MARS -- Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered from noon-2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at Floyd Valley Healthcare. Participants are offered three separate screenings at $40 each, or sign up for all three for $95...
Daily Sentinel launches new widget
LE MARS -- The Daily Sentinel has introduced a new website feature that will allow businesses to reach more followers. Friends 2 Follow is a widget that allows participating business' social media posts, such as Facebook and Twitter, to feed into the Sentinel's website in real time...
Fisher named LCS Distinguished Alumni
LE MARS -- A 1962 graduate of Le Mars Community High School has been honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Mary Lou Schulz Fisher, was selected by the Distinguished Alumni committee as the recipient of the award. She was nominated by classmate and friend, Mary Thompson Kercher, both graduates of the Class of 1962...
Area residents to join in prayer
LE MARS -- For the 14th year, the Le Mars community as well as residents across Plymouth County will assemble together in prayer. National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Thursday, May 5 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level. The day will begin with a freewill lunch at 11:35 a.m. followed by prayer from 11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m...
A trip of faith
REMSEN -- It's down to crunch time for a group of youth from Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen to raise money for their summer trip. Thirteen youth and three sponsors will be attending the LCMS National Youth Conference in New Orleans July 16-20. This Sunday, May 1, they will host an ice cream social fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. at the church, serving pork sandwiches, beans, chips and ice cream sundaes...
City wide clean up days begins May 2
LE MARS -- Le Mars Spring clean up days will begin May 2 and run through May 7 this year. During those days, residents may dump up to 1,000 pounds per household of throw-away materials in the Plymouth County Landfill for free. The bill will be paid by the City of Le Mars and not be billed to the household...
Johnson honored by Le Mars chamber
LE MARS -- Le Mars Community School District's activities director Larry Johnson was named the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce April Employee of the Month. "As the activities director he has had to oversee a wide variety of athletic and non-athletic groups and events, before, after and during school hours," wrote Le Mars High School Principal Dr. Mark Iverson, who nominated Johnson for the honor...
Absentee ballots now available
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Absentee ballots for the June 7 Primary Election are available as of April 28 in the Auditor's Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday to vote in person. Absentee ballots may be cast in the auditor's office until 5 p.m., Monday, June 6...
Sioux Falls homicide suspect apprehended
WYOMING -- On Thursday, April 28, law enforcement from southeast Wyoming located and apprehended Sioux Falls homicide suspect Jared Jerome Stone after a pursuit through parts of western Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming. No one was injured in his apprehension...
Akron man sentenced
AKRON -- An Akron man was sentenced Monday in Iowa District Court for Plymouth County on sex abuse charges. Wilhelm Von Hofsteder, 56, of Akron pled guilty to to one count of lascivious acts with a child (Count 1) and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor (Counts 5, 6 and 7)...
LCS OKs contract terms
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Education Association and Le Mars Community School District have reached a settlement for the 2016-17 contract negotiations. The total package will increase the cost of salaries and benefits to the district by $431,947 or 3.24 percent for 2016-17...
Supervisors meet Brush 44; approve Knife River contract
PLYMOUTH CO. -- The final three projects on the Plymouth County/Merrill Urban Renewal Infrastructure Project are one step closer to reality after Tuesday's Plymouth County Supervisor's meeting. Supervisors approved an agreement with Knife River of Sioux City to resurface three city streets in Merrill this summer at a cost of $677,913.42...
Hinton awards Wellness Center bid
HINTON -- The Hinton School board awarded the contractor bid for the new Hinton Community Wellness Center at Monday night's meeting. H&H Builders of Kingsley received the contract after coming in with the lowest bid at $1,427,000. Superintendent Pete Stuerman said despite coming in $96,000 over the architect's estimates, the board chose not to rebid the project because all of the bids received were comparable...
Sioux Falls murder accessory arrested in Le Mars
PLYMOUTH CO. -- A woman is being held in the Plymouth County Jail as a person of interest in a murder investigation of a fatal shooting that occurred in Sioux Falls on Friday, April 22. On Tuesday, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 1:35 a.m. concerning a subject that was reporting an assault. The alleged assault took place at the Le Mars Truck Stop and the victim was reporting she had been held at gun point...
The Browns prepare for hometown summer fun
LE MARS -- The Browns are gearing up for a busy summer in Le Mars. "We will still travel but are committed to one weekend a month for sure to be in the theater," Shelly Brown said. The Browns Century Theater, 11 Central Avenue N.W., is in a former bank building. The family purchased the building in August 2015 and have renovated it into a theater...
LCS students to present 'Parade of Bands' event
LE MARS -- Instrumental students in grades 5-12 at Le Mars Community will join together for a Parade of Bands Concert, Thursday, April 28. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be in the new high school gym. There is no admission charge. There will be a senior reception following the concert in the lobby area...
Rolfes honored for commitment
LE MARS -- One Le Mars couple was recently honored for their contributions to the American Legion of Iowa Foundation at its mid-winter conference in Des Moines. Jim and Lu Rolfes were presented with the Eternal Flame Booster Award. The award designates the couple's commitment and financial contributions to the organization...