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Gehlen Welcomes Bishop to "In Grace and Gratitude" Campaign

(LeMars) -- Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City will join Gehlen
Catholic School and the parishioners of the LeMars Area Catholic Cluster to
kick off the "In Grace and Gratitude" Campaign on Wednesday, September 14.

The evening will begin at 6:15pm with a picnic, sponsored by Scooter's
Natural Meats of Brunsville on the Gehlen Catholic Back Lawn. 

After the picnic, Bishop Nickless will begin with a prayer and reflection to
celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  Bishop Nickless
will then recognize Elementary Physical Education and Computer teacher, Mr.
Steve Shea, one of this year's recipients for the Bishop's Dinner Excellence
in Education Award.

Afterwards, Bishop Nickless will call upon the Gehlen Catholic and the
LeMars community to support the "In Grace and Gratitude" Campaign.   

Gehlen Catholic President, Rev. Kevin Richter, said the "In Grace and
Gratitude" Campaign will address faculty/staff recruitment and retention,
along with maintaining the school's current facilities, as part of the
diocesan and school's long-range strategic plan.

(LeMars) -- Ralph Klemme is seeking another term as a hospital trustee.  Klemme submitted his nomination papers to the city clerk's office on Friday.

(LeMars) -- The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will meet at the courthouse on Tuesday.  Agenda items for discussion and action include the appointment of both Elgin and Lincoln township clerks and the approval of the amended resolution naming depositories for Plymouth County.  The coutny supervisors will also meet with County Engineer, Tom Rohe to discuss the condition of the secondary roads.

(LeMars) -- A reminder that tomorrow is school board election day.  Plymouth county voters will have the opportunity to not only vote for their elected officials representing their particular school district, but they will also decide on a levy for Western Iowa Tech.  LeMars residents will also decide on the Instructional Support Levy. LeMars voters will vote at the LeMars Convention Center.  KLEM will have the results tomorrow evening after the polls have closed.  Plus we will have our last two candidates profile during the 10, 12:30 and 5:00 news casts.

(Sioux City) -- Sioux City council members will be asked to approve and accept a $395,000 grant agreement with the FAA to update the airport master plan.  Sioux City Airport Fleet Director, Curt Miller, says the grant would pay for the airfield GPS Tags, concreter and utilities.

However, those are the least of his worries.  He says legislation in Washington D.C. could hurt the Sioux Gateway airport by not classifying it as an essential air serice.   With an October 1st deadline in the bill , Sioux City would not have enough time to request to be included in the program, which could allow Delta to discontinue service.


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Letters have been sent to Congressmen King and Latham and Senators Grassley and Harkin, asking them to revise the bill. 

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Miller says both Grassley and Hakin have agreed to to support changes in the language of that bill.

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