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Friday News, September 8th


Attendees Enjoy Chamber’s Mystery Dinner Theater 

(Le Mars) — It turns out it was the janitor who was responsible for the brief disappearance of the lunch lady during last evening’s Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Mystery Dinner Theater. Nearly 500 people attended the fun event that helped
raise money for the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce. The theme for the evening was set back in the 1950’s inside an elementary school. The decor resembled what you would find at an elementary school. The evening meal was also meant to take
back the attendees to their childhood days as Hy-Vee, the caterer, had trays that looked like those normally used for school lunches, and the servers were dressed like the old time school lunch employees. The janitor, portrayed by Tracy Wingert, started the play by telling the audience that he knows everything that happens at the school. Throughout the play, the janitor would make brief appearances and talk about various things like the women’s bathroom was locked due to a backed-up toilet. There were a few inside jokes scattered throughout the
play, such as when student Donald, portrayed by Nathan Kass said on a couple of references that he would like to have a hotdog, rather than what was being served
at the school lunch, and Tracey Wingert made a reference to a former Le Mars Community School custodian, Loren Pageler. The students were portrayed by Jessica Brownmiller, Candice Nash-Farrer, Peggy Sitzmann, Mark Strub, Kelsey Langel,
Kylie Petty, Micah Lang and Nathan Kass. The featured teachers were Julie Bietelspacher, Linda Mayrose, Jill Young, Jody Adler and the Physical Education teacher/coach was portrayed by Kevin Eekhof. Kevin Richards was the school’s principal, Teresa Petty was the P-T-A president, with the school secretary played
by Lu Langel, and Danna Schuster was the lunch lady. Rich Ziettlow, Allyn Anderson and Jeff Neary provided some musical interludes for the play. The play was locally written by Dave Grosenheider, Rich Ziettlow, and Mary Reynolds.



Six Arrested In Sioux County For Possession of Marijuana

(Orange City) — Six people have recently been arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Sioux County. The arrests were made Saturday evening following an investigation that occurred in Granville. A sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area suspected people at the 829 Ash Street residence were using illegal drugs. The six people included: 27 year old Nickolas Johnson of Granville, 19 year old Jonathan Davis of Orange City, 23 year old Alexander Nielson of Granville, 18 year old Amber Nyblom of Rock Rapids, 19 year old Blake
Ullrich of Orange City, and 19 year old Riley De Weeerd of Alton. Each were charged with the possession of marijuana.



Gehlen Catholic To Wear Jeans To Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims

(Le Mars) — Gehlen Catholic students and faculty are wanting to help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey by wearing blue jeans to school today. The Christian Leadership Team lead by Alyssa Schipper says each fall, Gehlen Catholic’s C-L-T
holds a jeans day. Students, faculty and staff can wear blue jeans and a Gehlen Catholic t-shirt for a donation of one dollar at the elementary level, and two dollars for grades 7-12. This fall, instead of having the jeans day benefiting the needs of the local Gehlen Catholic family, the students are inspired to support other’s needs outside the Le Mars area. Schipper says after watching the news and hearing the stories coming out of Texas, the C-L-T heeded God’s calling.
The students decided this fall’s jeans day would benefit those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The C-L-T students are researching several different service organizations to be the beneficiary of the jeans day proceeds.



Reynolds Names Staff Members To Her Campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has added new staff to her gubernatorial campaign. The Kim Reynolds for Iowa Committee announced Thursday that Pat Garrett
has been named communications director. He recently served as a press secretary for Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada. Madi Homes will serve as deputy finance director. She previously worked for GOP Sen. Charles Grassley. Six field directors have also been added. Reynolds’ campaign says staffers will work out of an Urbandale location that’s been used by other Republicans. President Donald Trump’s campaign utilized it in 2016 and former Gov. Terry Branstad used it in 2014 when he sought re-
election. Reynolds was sworn in as governor in May after Branstad became U.S. ambassador to China. She is seeking her own four-year term next year.



Clear Lake Dock May Need To Be Shorten

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa state agency says the longest dock in a northern Iowa city may need to be shortened, raising concerns that a shortage of dock space will hurt tourism. The Globe Gazette reports that the Department of Natural Resources says the dock at Sunset Bay Marina in Clear Lake could be cut down from its current length of almost 500 feet to less than 300 feet in order to comply with a 2008 state regulation on private docks. The dock’s late owner, Dale Entner, had a contract waiver with the department that allowed the dock to remain at the longer length. The department says Entner’s contract can’t continue once dock ownership transfers to a new
owner. Shortening the dock could displace up to 70 boats. —



Body Recovered From Lake

JEWELL, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have recovered a person’s body from a lake in north-central Iowa.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says someone reported the body around 2:25 p.m. Thursday in Little Wall Lake south of Jewell.
Authorities don’t suspect a crime led to the person’s death. An autopsy has been ordered. The person’s name hasn’t been released.



Farm Accident Claims One Life and Injures Another

LANSING, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say one man was killed and another injured in northeast Iowa when they were caught in a piece of farm equipment.
The accident occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday in Allamakee (al-uh-muh-KEE’) County, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west-northwest of Lansing.
The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office says the two were working on a forage wagon. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was flown to a La Crosse, Wisconsin, hospital for treatment.
Their names and other information about the accident haven’t been released.