[Masthead] Fair ~ 45°F  
High: 70°F ~ Low: 44°F
Monday, Sep. 26, 2016
Le Mars Agri-Center Monday's closing quotes
Corn $2.89

Beans $9.43

Oats $1.25

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What's your favorite fall activity?
 Hunting
 Jumping in leaf piles
 Camping
 Attending football games
 Fall hikes

From students to equals (09/26/16)
LE MARS -- Through the years, Rick Juhl, a sixth-degree black belt master instructor in Taekwondo, has seen many students come and go from his classes at the Le Mars YMCA. While Juhl, who began his journey in 1972, has had hundreds of students over the years, none have stayed quite as long or gone as far as Steve Albert and Mike Slota...
'A hunting we will go'... Youth Pheasant Hunt set (09/26/16)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Shots will ring out and pheasants will plummet from the sky on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 15. The Plymouth County Pheasants Forever Chapter is holding its annual pheasant hunt at K-D Hunt Club in southern Plymouth County. The youth hunt is for kids ages 12 to 15...
Program error gives false data on LCS absenteeism (09/26/16)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community School Board heard an explanation of an abnormal chronic absentee spike for the school district from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Steve Webner at its Sept. 12 meeting. Earlier this summer, the Iowa Department of Education notified LCS that it was experiencing an abnormally high chronic absentee rate based upon 2014-2015 Student Reporting in Iowa data...
Fair champion photos on display (09/26/16)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- Plymouth County Farm Bureau is pleased to present the Champion Photo display of 4-H and FFA exhibitors from the 2016 Plymouth County Fair. The display which features 100 photos will travel through banks in Plymouth County this fall. The pictures will be displayed at Kingsley State Bank in Kingsley the week of Oct. 3...
Ambank Insurance becomes Perspective Insurance (09/26/16)
LE MARS -- Exciting things are happening in the world of Northwest Iowa Insurance. As of Sept. 15, Perspective and Ambank Insurance agencies have come together under the new face and name of Perspective Insurance. This merger comes after Ambank Insurance successfully acquired Perspective last June...
Y members can access most Iowa facilities for free (09/26/16)
LE MARS -- YMCAs across Iowa are celebrating the launch of the My Y is Every Y program, a reciprocal membership initiative that enables members to use most YMCAs across Iowa for free. Since this program began in 2010, thousands of Y members have taken advantage of what Ys across the United States have to offer. Beginning on Sept. 1, Y's across Iowa join 32 other states in the US who have statewide or regional membership reciprocity...
Gehlen to host high school meetings (09/26/16)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic's School Psychologist, Kristin Hausmann, announced the school will host four informational meetings for high school students to assist with their transitions, careers, financial literacy and financial aid through the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN)...
Morningside reports record total enrollment for fall of 2016 (09/25/16)
SIOUX CITY -- Morningside College has reported the largest total enrollment in the school's 122-year history with 2,902 full- and part-time students for the fall 2016 semester. Total fall enrollment at Morningside includes 1,329 full-time students and 1,573 part-time students. The majority of part-time students are enrolled in graduate education and nursing programs...
Beach is LCSD Employee of the Month (09/25/16)
LE MARS -- Rhonda Beach has been a high school English teacher at Le Mars Community High School for nine years. Earlier this month, she was recognized as the Le Mars Community School District Employee of the Month by the Le Mars Community School Foundation...
Promise CHC awarded grant for IT enhancements (09/25/16)
SIOUX CENTER -- Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center has been awarded a $45,361 grant for health information technology enhancements. The grant was awarded through the Delivery System Health Information Investment program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
Morningside schedules 'Experience Morningside' visit days for seniors (09/24/16)
SIOUX CITY -- High school seniors will have an opportunity to learn more about college life during "Experience Morningside" senior visit days that begin Sept. 30 at Morningside College. "Experience Morningside" visit days also are scheduled for Oct. 8 and 28 and Nov. 11. A new visit day event has been added on Oct. 18 specifically for students interested in careers in the health sciences or law...
St. Luke's College now offers all bachelor's degree completion programs online (09/24/16)
SIOUX CITY -- Healthcare professionals now have the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degrees through St. Luke's College -- UnityPoint Health with the flexibility of 100 percent online learning. Designed for the working healthcare professional, the bachelor's degree completion programs at St. ...
Northwestern College receives top ranking (09/24/16)
ORANGE CITY -- Northwestern College is ranked 32nd in theologydegree.org's Top 50 Christian College Athletic Programs for 2016. The ranking, available at www.theologydegrees.org/best-christian-c..., compares athletic programs at member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities...
National 4-H Week to be celebrated Oct. 2-8 (09/24/16)
PRIIMGHAR -- Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach. All 99 Iowa counties will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. 4-H is active in each of Iowa's 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences, such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), agronomy and horticulture, livestock, photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery and much more. ...
Zenk, Hilbrands crowned (09/23/16)
Panther Royalty (09/23/16)
(Photo contributed) Homecoming coronation ceremonies were held at Kingsley-Pierson Schools Thursday, Sept. 22. Homecoming King is Austin Korynta. Faith Seggerman was crowned the 2016 homecoming queen. The Kingsley-Pierson Panthers will take on the Graettinger-Terrill/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titans in a 7 p.m. football matchup...
Benefit to be held for girl injured in car accident (09/23/16)
IRETON -- It's been 16 weeks since Emily Meyer of rural Ireton was injured in a car accident. It was mid-morning of June 4, when she and three friends were traveling south on County Road K-49 and were involved in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection with County Road C-70...
Art is in bloom in Le Mars (09/23/16)
Mouw joins FVH (09/23/16)
LE MARS -- There is a new face walking the halls at Floyd Valley Healthcare. Dr. Nicholas Mouw joined the staff in mid-August as a general surgeon, after completing his residency at Southern Illinois University in June. Mouw attended Iowa State University and the University of South Dakota for his undergraduate degree then went to medical school in Denver, Colorado...
Flu vaccine clinics set for Plymouth County (09/23/16)
LE MARS -- Floyd Valley Community Health Service will be providing flu shots throughout Plymouth County. No mist will be given this year, according to a hospital press release. This year's vaccine covers four strains of influenza: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus, A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus, B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (B/Victoria lineage) and B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)...
And this year's MENuMASTERS' winners are... (09/23/16)
Linda Mayrose was presented with the first Legacy of Giving Award presented by L.E.E.P. Mayrose was one of three co-chairs for the first MENuMASTERS event. According to L.E.E.P. treasurer Julie Beitelspacher, "We called upon someone who has passion for her hometown and her alma mater, Le Mars Community Schools. ...
NIPCO recognizes American Red Cross, presents donation (09/22/16)
LE MARS -- Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative hosted approximately 50 Le Mars citizens and members of the business community this morning at a Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee held to recognize the efforts of the American Red Cross. September is "Disaster Preparedness Month" and, oftentimes, NIPCO works alongside American Red Cross volunteers to restore normalcy to communities in western Iowa, impacted by weather and other emergencies...
'Well Aware' Community Health Fair to be held (09/22/16)
LE MARS -- Floyd Valley Healthcare will sponsor the "WELL AWARE" Community Health Fair from 2-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Le Mars Convention Center on the upper level. The fair is free of charge for participants. The public is invited to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about health-related services available within the Le Mars community and surrounding area. There will be more than 50 exhibitors...
Surgery Center is now open for business (09/21/16)
A Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting was held at Floyd Valley Healthcare Tuesday during an After 5 event to celebrate the opening the the hospital's new surgery center. Dr. Mark Stelzer, surrounded by other surgeons who also practice at Floyd Valley, cut the ribbon with a scalpel as chamber members looked on. The new surgery center has been in use for about two weeks, according to FVH Administrator Mike Donlin...
Philips recalled as dedicated servant (09/21/16)
PLYMOUTH CO. -- From farmer to Army sergeant, husband and father, to church member and county supervisor, Richard Philips was dedicated to everything he did. Philips died at the age of 89 on Sept. 8, 2016. His obituary stated, "He was proud to give back to his community through his service."...


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