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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2010

A sauerkraut Christmas: Pape shares Czech family traditions (12/23/10)
For Barbara Pape, the aroma of sauerkraut is right up there with Christmas pine and baking sugar cookies. It has been part of her Christmas her whole life, and for her mother and grandmother before her. "My grandparents were Czechoslovakian," the Le Mars woman said. "They came over and my mom and all her siblings were born in the United States."...
The Christmas Story St. Luke 2: 1-20 (12/23/10)
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David...
Council agrees to $20,000 for accessibility at Art Center (12/23/10)
Le Mars' Art Center is deficient when it comes to accessibility. The Central Avenue building was constructed in 1903 to serve as Le Mars' original public library, thanks to money from Andrew Carnegie, and has been on the National Historic Register since 1979...
Chamber hosts New Year's Eve dance (12/23/10)
Final touches are being put on plans for the second annual New Year's Eve Dance hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Main Street Organization. The dance will be held at the Le Mars Convention Center upper level from 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011...
Holiday garbage, recycling pickup dates (12/23/10)
Garbage pickup for the week before Christmas will be Monday through Thursday, as usual. Commercial pickup for businesses, however, will be on Thursday, Dec. 23, instead of Friday, Dec. 24. Recycling will be picked up Monday, Dec. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 30. Van's Sanitation encourages people to remember that wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, etc. are all recyclable...
City, county offices closed for holiday (12/23/10)
In light of the Christmas holiday, the Le Mars City Hall will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 27. The Plymouth County Courthouse will also be closed on Friday, Dec. 24. The Le Mars Public Library will also be closed from Friday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 27...
No Daily Sentinel Friday (12/23/10)
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, for the Christmas holiday and there will be no newspaper published that day. The office will be open again Monday at 8 a.m.
Dorothy M. Rees (12/23/10)
Dorothy M. Rees, 97, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Do we have to go see the lights -- again? (12/23/10)
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, the start of a three-day weekend that will be filled with family, friends, faith and food. The happy alignment of the calendar has brought us this extra gift, and I hope many of you will be able to take advantage of the time...
Christmas is for children of all ages (12/23/10)
Here is the most famous newspaper editorial of all time, reprinted here because it fits the season. As children grow older and wiser, parents inevitably are faced with the question, "Is there a Santa Claus?" When Virginia O'Hanlon asked that question of her parents in 1897, they suggested she write the New York Sun for an answer. ...
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