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Friday News, October 26th


King Says Trump Is Correct To Send U-S Troops To Protect The Border

(Le Mars) — Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King appeared in Le Mars last evening to discuss issues as they relate to the upcoming election. It wasn’t long before the topic of illegal immigration was brought up, which led to the discussion of the estimated 14,000 people making their way from Central America through Mexico, and on their way to the United States.
President Trump has stated he will send U-S troops to protect the southern border, and King says that is the right move.

King calls the migrants moving north is an “invasion.”

King says Trump needs to stand firm on this issue.

The Iowa Republican says we are in an era of epic migration, illegal migration into multiple countries. He says Europe is seeing it from the Mideastern nations, and the U-S is seeing it from Central America. King says this movement could ultimately destroy the U-S economy and the rule of law.

King says the United States cannot grant amnesty and still expect to have the rule of law with regards to illegal immigration.



School Names Its Nurse As Employee of the Month

(Le Mars) — Le Mars Community Schools awarded its “Employee of the Month” to the school’s nurse. The honor was presented to Stephanie Buhman during a small ceremony Thursday morning. Keri Gross, Amy Bergquist, Karlton Hector,
and Steve Shanks submitted the nomination. They say, Stephanie is a wonderful asset to Le Mars schools. She is a very competent and caring nurse. The demand for her time is high as she is back and forth from the Middle School to High School each day. Even with a hectic schedule, she is always willing to help anyone. She is kind and patient with students, parents, and co-workers. She also has excellent judgement with students in
determining if they need attention for an illness or injury or in some cases, just a pep talk to get through the day. She is a problem solver and helps students work through whatever is making their day difficult. She communicates with staff members so that they are well-informed. She is always happy to help, even with duties that are outside her job description.
She also contributes to our schools and students by coaching cheer leading and volunteering at after-school events. Stephanie brings a positive attitude, her friendly personality and a great sense of humor to our school each day. We are thankful for all she does to make our school a wonderful place for students and staff. Stephanie Buhman was joined by her family members, administration officials, and members of the Le Mars Community
High School Alumni Association and Le Mars Community School Foundation. Our congratulations go to Stephanie Buham for being selected as the Le Mars Community School Employee of the Month.



Chamber Names Sandi Tritz As Employee of the Month

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce also awarded its “Employee of the Month this morning. Sandi Tritz works with the Murphy, Collins, Bixenman and McGill law firm in Le Mars. Tritz was nominated by the entire staff. Sandi Tritz started working with the law fire approximately four years ago as a receptionist/legal assistant. From the day she started
working, she has contributed to the success of the entire team. Sandi has extended great effort in helping and assisting her co-workers in meeting deadlines and challenges concerning various work activities. Sandi is always timely and efficient in performing her work duties. She meets all challenges head on with a positive attitude and her patience in time of extreme pressure concerning our many deadlines is an outstanding quality that she possesses. During these years with the law firm, Sandi has displayed great enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally. She has
recently accepted advancement to a new position with the firm and we look forward to her continued dedication as a valued member of our legal team.
It is an honor to have such a dedicated and pleasant employee such as Sandi.
Congratulations go to Sandi Tritz for being named the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce October Employee of the Month.



Iowa Business Council Holds Forum At Le Mars

(Le Mars) — The Iowa Business Council, along with Wells Enterprises, hosted a forum Thursday afternoon discussing ways to encourage economic growth within the Siouxland area. Several civic, business, and educational leaders attended the conference. Georgia Van Gundy is the executive director with
the Iowa Business Council and explains the purpose for Thursday’s forum.

Mike Wells, CEO and President of Well’s Enterprises, Chris McGowen, Executive Director with the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Steven Webner, Superintendent of Schools for Le Mars Community, and Neil Adler, Executive Director of the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce were featured as the forum’s panelists.

Check back to this website page for additional comments from the Iowa Business Council Forum.



Total Motors To Hold Pumpkin Races On Saturday

(Le Mars) — Area children are encouraged to participate in a new Le Mars Halloween tradition…pumpkin racing. Saturday will mark the second annual pumpkin races, and instead of being held at the Olson Cultural Event Center, the races will instead move inside at the Total Motors auto dealership.
Mitch Christoffel says there are few rules that apply for the pumpkin races.

Last year, during its inaugural year, participants used quite a bit of creativity decorating their pumpkin for the races, and Christoffel hope this year’s participants will be just as creative.

The pumpkins are equipped with four wheels and set on a down-sloping ramp that is about four feet above the ground and stretches for a distance of nearly ten feet, plus an additional raceway track beyond the ramp.
Christoffel says participants can be between pre-school and fifth grade.

Christoffel says any size pumpkin will work, and if you need assistance with finding some wheels, turn to the Le Mars Hardware Hank store.

The pumpkin races will begin at 9:00 a.m. and racers are to report to Total Motors located on Business Highway 75. Christoffel asks that participants pre-register by going on the Total Motors, or The Education Station facebook
pages. You can also register Saturday morning at the races.