Rural Woodbury County standoff suspect in hospital with life-threatening injuries
The suspect of a standoff in rural Woodbury County is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office (WCSO).
Ida Grove students treated to Civil War reenactments
Fifth-graders at Ida Grove Elementary School got this week started with a bang. The topic? The Civil War, with interactive ways to learn.
Midwest town names highlight ag heritage
Towns sporting an agriculture-related moniker are scattered across Midwestern states. Iowa is home to the likes of Farmersburg, Lambs Grove, Strawberry Point, Wheatland and Guernsey. Missouri has Farmington, Butterfield, Cowgill and Wheaton. Illinois boasts DeKalb, Farmersville, Cornland and Cowden, to name a few. So what’s behind these farm names?
Local Hospers Teen Arrested for Vehicle Theft and Reckless Driving
On February 26, Aydan Joslin, an 18-year-old from Hospers, IA, was arrested. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest following an investigation into a stolen vehicle report from Plymouth County. The vehicle was later found in Hospers, driven by Joslin.
Officials respond to grass fire near Kingsley
Officials are responding to a grass fire located near 110th Street and Jewell Avenue, about three miles south of Kingsley.
Cherokee Resident Was Among Those Nominated as State’s Top Pork Promoters
A local resident was among a few nominees for the state’s top pork promoters. The nominees and state winners were announced by the Iowa Pork Producers Association at the Iowa Pork Congress event in late January. Four men from across Iowa were nominated for the top Hog Wild Award....
Today the gas price is close to $2.94 in Correctionville as of 2024-02-25. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Renae Buss – Citizen of the Day
Renae Buss of Le Mars is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Renae is a retired teacher, trains and cares for horses, volunteers on the board at the Le Mars Community Theatre, works with the Le Mars Community Theatre Children’s Program, and will be in the production of “The Foreigner” in March. She may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.
Norma Jean Borchers – Citizen of the Day
Norma Jean Borchers is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Monday, February 26, 2024. Norma celebrates her 92nd birthday today. She may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.
KLEM News for Tuesday, February 27
JENEARY – SCHOOL FUNDS. The Iowa House has approved a 3% increase in Supplemental State Aid in the next fiscal year. 3rd District Representative Tom Jeneary of Le Mars says the House measure is more than what the Senate and the Governor has proposed. The 3% increase would come...
Holstein's Own Branden Johnson Joins NCC Men's Soccer Team, Brings Multi-Sport Expertise
Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) has confirmed that multi-sport athlete Branden Johnson will join its inaugural men’s soccer team. Johnson, an Associate of Arts student from Holstein, Iowa, has a background in football, wrestling, and track from his time at Ridgeview High School. He is looking forward to playing soccer, a new sport for him, and being part of a team again.
KLEM News for Friday, February 23
The Le Mars city council gave approval to put 83-thousand dollars toward employee wage increases. Usually, this expenditure is approved in May and is based on anticipated increases to the collective bargaining unit. The matter was brought up at this time, so the pay raises can allow for council input as they consider the new city budget. The 83-thousand dollars will be distributed among 23 city employees. It is consistent with a 4% increase in the 2025 budget year.
Sioux City residents raise questions about planned roundabout
Many Sioux City residents flooded a church Thursday night to get their concerns answered by Woodbury County and city officials about an upcoming roundabout project.
RSM boys basketball takes Lake Mills down to wire, falls short of extending state tournament streak
SPENCER — The Remsen St. Mary’s boys basketball program had made the state tournament each of the previous seven seasons. Getting back to a substate game after graduating four of their top five scorers from last year’s state semifinalist team was an accomplishment in itself RSM co-head coach Justin Ruden said.
Bristol Stockton – March Floyd Valley Hotshot
Bristol Stockton, daughter of Mark and Kayla Stockton of Le Mars, has been named the Floyd Valley Healthcare Hot Shot at the March 2nd Musketeer game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Bristol is 6 years old and is a fun and loving girl who had a rough start in life but is flourishing with the help of a therapist at Floyd Valley Healthcare.
Willow Creek GM: ‘It was an outstanding year’
LE MARS — Willow Creek Golf Course General Manager Brian Schultz sounded like a man who just finished 18 holes well under par. “It was an outstanding year,” Schultz told the Le Mars City Council while delivering an annual report during the Tuesday, Feb. 6, meeting. There was...
Two Hinton wrestling coaches placed on leave
HINTON — Officials at Hinton Community School have confirmed two wrestling coaches were placed on administrative leave. The coaches were sanctioned following an incident involving Hinton wrestlers when the team was competing in the State Dual Wrestling Tournament in Coralville on Feb. 3. As reported in the Feb. 20 issue of the Le Mars Sentinel, some members of the Hinton Community School’s wrestling team are being investigated for assault.
National Weather Service Offering Storm Spotter Seminars
The National Weather Service will hold several in-person storm spotter seminars this spring, including a couple in the area. One of the seminars will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7pm at the Cherokee Fire Station. Another seminar will be held on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm at the...
LCHS Speech Team Wins Critics Choice Award at All State
For the first time in 23 years, the Le Mars Community High School speech team has won a critic’s choice banner. On Saturday, February 17th, at the IHSSA All State Festival, the group improvisation duo of Ryder Mullally and Jenna Morris were selected as the favorite performers in their category. LCHS had two categories entered, Television Newscasting and Group Improv. The token for winning the critics choice award is a light blue banner, which LCHS proudly took home.
Man life-flighted, suffers 'significant burn injury' after accident at Galva ethanol plant
Officials say a contractor at Big River Resources was using a power tool in an area "thought to be free of ethanol" when residual product ignited.