Monday News, November 9
School Board To Hear Capital Campaign Proposal From School Foundation
(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Community School District Board of Education will hear a report from representatives of the Le Mars Community School Foundation during tonight's school board meeting. The Foundation will present a proposed capital campaign project supported in concept by the Foundation Board of Trustees. The school board will consider a request to fund the preliminary design phase of the proposed project. Le Mars Community School District principals will each give a building report to the Le Mars Community Board of Education. School board member, Todd Lancaster will facilitate discussion with the Board on the proposed 2016 Legislative Priorities in preparation for the delegate assembly during the state school board meeting scheduled for November 18th. The school board is expected to appoint its bargaining team for the 2016-2017 contract negotiations. School superintendent, Dr. Todd Wendt will present the district's application to the school budget review committee for modified supplemental amount for open enrollment out students not included in the 2014 certified count and excess E.L.L. costs.
Chamber Holiday Dollar Sales Go Well
(Le Mars) -- Le Mars Chamber of Commerce began its sale of Chamber Holiday Dollars Saturday morning, and according to John McGregor, of the Education Station, and a volunteer on the Chamber Holiday Dollars committee, the sales went well having sold out of many categories.
McGregor reviews the categories that sold out on Saturday morning.
McGregor says Chamber officials are pleased with the holiday dollars sale. He says buyers of the Le Mars Chamber Holiday Dollars can turn around and spend those dollars locally.
Chamber Holiday Dollars needs to be used prior to December 24th of this year. The Chamber volunteer explains the Chamber dollars have a value of ten dollars. He explains how those Chamber dollars can be used.
People interested in purchasing the remaining Chamber Dollars can do so by visiting the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce offices on Monday morning.
Gehlen Catholic To Honor Veterans On Tuesday
(Le Mars) -- Veteran's Day will be celebrated one day early at Gehlen Catholic schools. The reason for the program being pushed ahead is because the Gehlen Catholic High School Volleyball team has qualified for the state volleyball tournament and are scheduled to leave on Wednesday. The Veteran's Day program will begin on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the Ronald Fox Memorial gymnasium. Alissa Schipper serves as the Director of Campus Ministries for Gehlen. She says this year's featured speaker is a Colonel with the United State Marine Corps and has a Gehlen connection.
Schipper says Colonel Hagen is a highly decorated marine.
The Gehlen Veteran's program is open to the public, but Schipper says a special invitation is extended to the area veterans.
Gehlen also displays a "Wall of Honor" which features pictures of both active and retired local service men and women with connections to Gehlen and/or the Le Mars area.
A reminder that the Gehlen Veteran's Day program has been re-scheduled to be on Tuesday, November 10th beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Chamber of Commerce Seeking Nominations For "Business Of The Year"
(Le Mars) -- The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the "Business of the Year" and for the "Citizen of the Year". Neil Adler serves as the Executive Director for the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce. He says in order for a business to be considered, that business must be a member of the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce.
Adler offers the criteria for a business to be considered as the "Business of the Year".
The Chamber executive says there has never been a time when a Le Mars business has been twice awarded the honor.
Adler says nomination forms are either available at the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce office located at 50 Central Avenue southeast, or you can go online to the Chamber's website. He says nomination forms need to be returned no later than Friday, December 4th by 5:00 p.m. Tomorrow, we will discuss the "Citizen of the Year".
Sioux City Council To Vote On State Grant For Proposed Pork Plant
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Sioux City City Council is scheduled to vote on applying for a $4.6 million grant to help pay for street work needed for the new Seaboard-Triumph Foods pork plant.
The Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy program grant would go toward signage and other street work recommended in a traffic study of the Bridgeport West industrial area.
The council vote is set for Monday's meeting.
The $264 million plant is expected to employ more than 1,000 people when it opens in 2017.