American Legion Hosts Bingo/Shoe Party
(Le Mars) — The Le Mars American Legion Hall, Saturday evening, was completely filled with nearly 150 people as the local legion held its annual Bingo-Shoe party. People participated in playing bingo with the proceeds going towards the purchase of shoes for under-privileged children and families. Door prizes were distributed to those people fortunate to win and holler out “Bingo”. The Wasmer Post #241 also held a silent auction with such items as a signed autographed Green Bay Packers football, and an Iowa Hawkeyes football, oil service discounts, an evening’s stay at local motels, a bird house, and an auto-themed wall clock. Legion officials have not yet released the total amount of money that was raised from Saturday evening’s Bingo and Shoe party.
Le Mars Community Board Of Education Honored At State Convention
(Le Mars) — For the 21st consecutive year, Le Mars Community Board of Education has been honored by the Iowa Association of School Boards with its “Better Boardsmanship” Award. Members of the local school board recently attended the state convention of the Iowa Association of School Boards held in Des Moines. Angela Catton was recently elected to serve as president of the Le Mars Community Board of Education and comments about the recognition.
Catton says the criteria to earn the award is based upon both the individual board members performance and attendance for state meetings and conferences, as well as the collective board. She says Le Mars Community Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Webner was also given recognition at the state convention.
2021-2022 Le Mars Community Board of Education Pictured from left to right, back row, Makenzie Lang, Aaron Tolzin, Jane Arnold, Jill Feuerhelm, and Lorraine DeJong. Front row, left to right, Elizabeth Brennan (IASB Board President-elect) and Angela Catton, president.
The Le Mars Community School Board president says very few school districts across the state are able to earn the distinction, and it speaks well of the commitment of Le Mars Community school district to earn the honor for 21 straight years.
2020-2021 Le Mars Community Board of Education. Pictured from left to right: Scott Kommes, Jill Feuerhelm, Todd Lancaster, Angela Catton, Jane Arnold, David Miller and Kyle Plathe.
Catton says while attending the state school board conference, many officials from various school districts would compare notes, and quickly learn they face similar problems and situations.
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