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KLEM News AM Update May 9, 2011

The anticipated graduates in the Le Mars Community Class of 2011 are presented to the Board of Education for approval Monday.

Fees for the next school year are to be set. A tentative agreement with the Le Mars Education Association for the next school year will be considered.

Building principals will present reports to the Board. This year's Adult Education activities will be highlighted by Adult Education Coordinator Lorene Rexwinkel.

The board is also slated to close a portion of the meeting to the public to discuss the purchase of real estate.

The public meeting begins at the Education Service Center at 7:30 tonight.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
You are hereby notified that the Board of Education of the LeMars Community School District will meet on May 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m. in the Education Service Center, 940 Lincoln St. SW, LeMars, Iowa. Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes (April 25, 2011 - Regular Meeting)

3. Consent Grouping (Claims and Accounts; Budget Report; Superintendent’s Office Fund; Lunch Fund; Elementary, Middle School & High School Activity Accounts)

4. Reports and Information (Unscheduled Audience; School Board Recognition Week; Adult Education Report; IASB School Law Conference; Building Administrator Reports; IASB Safety Group Insurance Meeting; Senior Awards Night; Commencement Exercises; LCSD Foundation Chamber Coffee; Farewell Open House)

5. Action Items (Resignations; Contracts; 2011-12 Teacher Contract Settlement; Elementary Student Handbook Revisions for 2011-12; Middle School Student Handbook Revisions for 2011-12; 2011 Graduates; 2010-11 Budget Amendment; Board of Education Scholarship Presenter; 2011-12 School Fees; Open Enrollment)

6. Other Business

7. Unfinished Business

8. The Board of Education will enter into a closed session as allowed by Iowa Code
Chapter 21.5(1)j to discuss the purchase of particular real estate only where
premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the
governmental body would have to pay for that property.

9. Adjournment

NEXT REGULAR MEETING, MAY 23, 2011, 7:30 PM


LeMars Community School District

940 Lincoln St. SW
LeMars, Iowa 51031
(712) 546-4155
BY: Lisa Boehm, Secretary, Board of Education

(Le Mars) -- Hoarding and in-home clutter has become a common problem for the average American. There are TV shows about it, people are constantly setting Saturday "de-cluttering" goals and when you do an online search for "getting organized" over 61 million results pop up.

ISU Plymouth County Extension coordinator Carol Schneider says that the average household has over 3,000 documents in it. The average home also has 25% more furniture and 75% more toys than needed. Schneider says that by getting rid of that clutter we not only free up space but also time.

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That all sounds well and good, but when your house is overflowing and you have work schedules and kids schedules to deal with, how can you find time to get this done? Schneider says to start in a small space in the home, like a desk or a closet, and set a timer and work on it only as long as you can. She has tips for what to do with your stuff as you go along.

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The daily mail can be a large cause of clutter around the counter tops, kitchen tables, and desks in ones home. Schneider says the best way to combat it is to only touch each piece of mail once.

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How did our lives get so cluttered? Schneider says it's been a lifestyle shift.

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For people who have a lot of things, it's hard to let go of things because you assume you'll need it down the road. According to Schneider the experts say that if you haven't handled it in three years or more, it's probably time to let it go. If you have a group that could benefit from learning more about de-cluttering Carol Schneider, from ISU Extension-Plymouth County, is available to give talks. (Angela Drake, KLEM News)

 (LE MARS)--Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff will welcome visitors to Le Mars next month and showcase the community.

Le Mars is the host of the Northwest Iowa League of Iowa Cities meeting next month.

City administrator Scott Langel believes it's a time to boast about the accomplishments in Le Mars.

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Langel says the League group is from a 13-county region with common interests exchanging ideas.

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The League meeting in Le Mars is June 16th.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) An organic school in western Iowa has folded less than two years after opening.

The Burr Oak Center for Durable Culture on the edge of Turin was devoted to teaching about sustainable farming and fuel conservation. It opened in fall 2009 and closed its doors late last month amid what organizers call community resistance.

Executive director Michael Luick-Thrams says neighbors were opposed to solar panels planned for the center, considering them eyesores, and complained about the long grass and the bevy of frogs, dragonflies and butterflies it attracted.

Luick-Thrams says the community wasn't receptive to its missions and the opposition was difficult to contend with as the center fought to attract employees and a steady stream of interns.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) One person has been killed and three others injured in a shooting outside a Davenport events center.

Davenport police say a fight erupted late Saturday in The Col Ballroom and continued outside in the street and an adjacent parking lot. Investigators believe the melee stemmed from a Friday altercation between two groups.

Police say 19-year-old Michael Williams, of Davenport, died at a hospital soon after being shot in the upper torso. The three other victims were taken to hospitals in Iowa and Illinois in private vehicles. They were identified as 24-year-old Vincent Howard and 18-year-old Raheem Houston, both of Davenport, and 19-year-old Aaron Ellis, of Rock Island, Illinois.

DELHI, Iowa (AP) A 13-year-old has been killed in a two-vehicle crash west of Delhi.

The Iowa State Patrol says the teen was in a car that collided with a truck in an intersection in Delaware County about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The car ended up in a ditch.

The teen was killed and the 52-year-old driver of the car was taken to a hospital with injuries. Their names were not released.

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) A woman and three children have been hurt in an ATV crash in Dubuque County.

The sheriff's office says 24-year-old Kelly Gifford was on the ATV with the children, ages 3, 6, and 9, when a relative started the vehicle about 3 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff's office says that, unknown to the adults, the youngest child was holding the throttle open, which propelled the ATV forward and into a tree. The vehicle rolled and all four people on board were thrown.

The sheriff's office says Gifford and the two youngest children were taken to a Dubuque hospital, and the 9-year-old was flown to an Iowa City hospital with a head injury. Their conditions weren't known.

LANSING, Iowa (AP) A woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a train while fishing from a railroad bridge in northeast Iowa.

The Allamakee County sheriff's office told KCRG-TV that the 18-year-old woman was flown to a Lacrosse, Wisconsin hospital after being struck Saturday afternoon. Her name and condition weren't released.

Authorities say the woman was fishing off the bridge south of Lansing and was attempting to retrieve her gear as the southbound train came through. No other details were available.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) The former chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court told graduates at Coe College that success in life is determined by one's character.

Marsha Ternus spoke Sunday during a commencement ceremony at the Cedar Rapids school. She also received an honorary doctor of law degree.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports Ternus told the roughly 280 graduates to be honorable, reliable and courageous.

Ternus was Iowa's first female chief justice. She was among three Supreme Court judges ousted last year in the wake of a 2009 ruling that an Iowa law restricting marriage to a man and a woman violated the state's constitution.

Ternus didn't mention the controversy in her talk.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) An organic school in western Iowa has folded less than two years after opening.

The Burr Oak Center for Durable Culture on the edge of Turin was devoted to teaching about sustainable farming and fuel conservation. It opened in fall 2009 and closed its doors late last month amid what organizers call community resistance.

Executive director Michael Luick-Thrams says neighbors were opposed to solar panels planned for the center, considering them eyesores, and complained about the long grass and the bevy of frogs, dragonflies and butterflies it attracted.

Luick-Thrams says the community wasn't receptive to its missions and the opposition was difficult to contend with as the center fought to attract employees and a steady stream of interns.

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) State fisheries biologists are closely monitoring the population of the shovelnose sturgeon in Iowa as demand for caviar sturgeon eggs increases worldwide. The Gazette in Cedar Rapids reports crews caught and tagged 750 sturgeon during a three-day period last week.

The fish were measured, tagged and released into the Cedar River where they will spawn as the water temperature rises.

Chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, Joe Larsheid, says increasing demand for caviar sturgeon eggs and high prices have encouraged illegal commercial fishermen and led to declines in other sturgeon species worldwide, including the much larger beluga sturgeon.

With the collapse of the beluga sturgeon population in Asia, collectors are turning to other less desirable but still valuable species.

GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) Raynard Kington has been inaugurated as the 13th president of Iowa's Grinnell College.

Kington started in the position in August but was officially installed Saturday. He replaced Russell Osgood, who retired after 12 years at the helm.

In his inauguration address, Kington spoke about the important burden of preparing students to change the world.

Kington holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. He previously worked at the National Institutes of Health.

Grinnell College is a small liberal arts school with about 1,600 students.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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