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For The Record July 5, 2012 (07/05/12)
The intersection of First Avenue Northeast and Sixth Street Northeast will be closed for approximately one week starting today (Thursday). Drivers will be able to use Sixth Street Northeast in the west and east direction, according to Steve Hansen, city of Le Mars public works superintendent...
City asks residents to cut back on outside watering (07/05/12)
As oppressive heat continues, on peak days, the city of Le Mars is pumping near its maximum of water. That's why the city is putting a voluntary watering restriction in effect immediately. City officials are asking residents at even numbered addresses to only water their lawns and gardens on even-numbered calendar days, while residents at odd numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered days...
Celebrating the Fourth of July (07/05/12)
Sentinel photo by Beverly Van Buskirk) Members of local Boy Scout troops participated in the Fourth of July parade in Le Mars Wednesday by riding in a bright red truck driven by owner Wayne Marty. The scouts, along with other organizations, businesses and groups showed their patriotic spirit in red, white and blue fashion as they made their way to the Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park for a brief program, while spectators lined the parade route...
Council approves administrator raises (07/05/12)
Le Mars' city administrator and assistant city administrator will each be receiving raises. The Le Mars City Council approved a $4,000 raise for both City Administrator Scott Langel and Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole in a 3-2 vote for each. For the year starting July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013, Langel will receive a salary of $129,600, about a 3 percent increase...
Plymouth County Fair Board to host open house (07/05/12)
The Plymouth County Fair Board will showcase a new livestock building during an open house and 2012 Plymouth County Fair kickoff Friday, July 20. The new 100-by-150-foot 4-H and Livestock Building was built this year on the north side of the fairgrounds, 600 Fourth Ave. N.E., Le Mars...
Little Ambassadors to represent Chamber (07/05/12)
Ten children will serve as the 2012-2013 Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Little Ambassadors. The Chamber is sponsoring a contest to select the Little Ambassadors from children who are 4 to 6 years old who live in Le Mars or rural Le Mars, according to a Chamber press release...
CSADV looking for volunteers (07/05/12)
Staff reductions resulting from recent and ongoing budget cuts has the Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in need of volunteers. "It's the worst I've seen in my 14-year career," said Cathy VanMaanen, CSADV outreach coordinator for Plymouth County...
'G.I. Jukebox' (07/05/12)
Le Mars Community Theater's production "G.I. Jukebox" opens next week at the Postal Playhouse. The cast of the play is pictured here: seated front row from left, Tim Pick, Josh Rolling and Donald Nelson and seated second row from left, Mary Puetz, Christie Jans, Jill Martin, Katie Gorden and Linda Kleven. Reservations will be accepted beginning today (Thursday) for the musical to be presented Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 18, through Sunday, July 22...
Weather conditions keep producers concerned (07/05/12)
Corn crops are standing well over the old 'knee high by the Fourth of July' benchmark. The latest USDA report shows that national corn acreage -- a total of 96.4 million acres, 5 percent more than a year ago -- is the largest since 1937, when 97 million acres were planted...
Marcus Junction celebrates success of new blender pump (07/05/12)
A crowd gathered for free hot dogs and fellowship at the Marcus Junction fuel station in Marcus on Friday night. At the center of the celebration was a new colorful blender pump standing outside the store. For Carl Nelson, president of the Marcus Junction board, and fellow stockholders the night was the culmination of what he calls "a vision" dating back to 2006...
Noffsinger to present at Winter Feedlots seminar July 20 (07/05/12)
Consulting feedlot veterinarian, Dr. Tom Noffsinger, of Benkelman, Neb., is scheduled to share his ideas on the importance of low-stress cattle handling at a seminar and demonstration program July 20. The presentation will be at Winter Feedlots, Inc., near Akron...
Karla 'Lil' Wiltman Langel (07/05/12)
Karla "Lil" Wiltman Langel, 80, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Karla Lily Groenhagen was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Cherokee, the daughter of Henry and Karla (Prehn) Groenhagen. Karla was known as "Lil" to family and friends. She was raised on farms in rural Plymouth County. She attended schools in Struble and Merrill...
Elizabeth J. Jansen (07/05/12)
Elizabeth Jansen, 86, of Alton, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society Cottage Center in Le Mars. Elizabeth Jeanette was born March 24, 1926, in Inwood, the daughter of John G. and Jennie (Snieder) Byker. She was raised at Presho, S.D., Rock Valley, and Grand Rapids, Mich. She graduated from the Cresten High School in Grand Rapids...
Lyndall 'Lynn' Bowers (07/05/12)
Lyndall "Lynn" Bowers, 96, of Le Mars, died this morning (Thursday) July 5, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Shawn and Jo Ellen Harvey (07/05/12)
Jo Ellen Schneider, of Le Mars, and Shawn Harvey, of Orange City, were united in marriage May 26, 2012, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of Chris and Barb Becker, of rural Le Mars. The Rev. Tim Olson officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Jo Ellen is the daughter of John and Carol Schneider, of Le Mars. Shawn is the son of Karen and Milt McPike and Dale Harvey, all of Orange City...
Driver-Huskamp (07/05/12)
Brian and Sheri Driver, of Le Mars, and John and Denise Huskamp, of Newell, announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey Driver, of Sioux Rapids, and Peter Huskamp, of Newell. The couple is planning an Aug. 25, 2012, wedding at 3:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City. The reception will follow at 5 p.m. at the church...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/05/12)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, July 03, 2012: Maurice, IA (07/05/12)
He goes down swinging (07/05/12)
The little league baseball season is winding down, following a frenzy of games during the month of June. Hats off to the volunteer coaches, parents and players, all who put in a great deal of time and effort during this season. In Le Mars, we are fortunate to have a well organized and well supported little league program...
Will they follow? (07/05/12)
Iowa Sen. Charles "Chuck" Grassley stopped by Akron on Monday for a town hall meeting. Grassley makes a point of holding meetings in all of Iowa's 99 counties each and every year, and the Akron meeting takes care of Plymouth County for this year. Grassley listened to concerns and answered questions about the topics, but one response he gave made us wonder if the power of the individual can eventually influence others...
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