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Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

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Good news for lunar eclipse dozers (04/15/14)
It's understandable if burning the midnight oil for the sake of watching a total lunar eclipse wasn't an appealing proposition Monday night and early this morning. Likely, only a small percentage of Le Mars residents were awake for the 2 a.m. "blood moon."...
Taking a stand for victims (04/08/14)
Just about every known ailment or illness from cancer to autism to mental health has an awareness month. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It often seems awareness months such as this one are forgotten -- maybe because many don't want to admit sexual assault happens, here or elsewhere...
Come out and play with me (04/03/14)
A project nearly three years in the making will become reality by the start of school next fall. New playground equipment is scheduled to be installed at Le Mars Community School District's three elementary schools, Clark, Franklin and Kluckhohn. In addition, a new enclosed pre-school playground will be installed at Clark...
Wishing for more coffee (03/25/14)
It's hard to find a public place to read a book or surf the web over a Cup of Joe on a weekend or evening in Le Mars. Coffee shops are often the first location that come to mind. But in Le Mars shops' operating hours are generally limited to daylight hours, Monday through Friday, when it may be hard to leave one's job...
Letter to the Editor (03/25/14)
Dear Editor, On March 15, I represented Plymouth County at the Iowa District 4 Republican Platform Committee meeting in Storm Lake after being nominated by the members of the Republican county convention. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. A political platform is a document detailing the principles of a party's beliefs in a particular region. ...
Pushing for a fair wage (03/20/14)
State and federal lawmakers are butting heads about how much to pay people for their work. Some lawmakers are pushing to increase the federal minimum wage in stages to $10.10 an hour. It is currently $7.25 an hour. Working a 40-hour week for 52 weeks at $7.25 an hour equals an annual gross salary of about $15,000 before taxes...