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Stories from Monday, May 20, 2002

Hats off to you! (05/20/02)
With 54 seniors graduating from Gehlen Catholic School in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony Sunday and 177 from Le Mars Community High School at a 3 p.m. commencement, traffic and parking were at a premium as friends and loved ones said congratulations to the former students...
New Memorial Day Flag deadline approaches (05/20/02)
The Memorial Day service in Le Mars on Monday will include the presentation of new flags for the Avenue of Flags display on the Plymouth County Courthouse lawn. New flags for presentation should be taken to the American Legion Club at 110 Plymouth St. S.E., no later than 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, to be included in the Monday program...
Big Sioux Canoe Trail gets tourism push in Iowa (05/20/02)
Traveling the Big Sioux Canoe Trail is getting plenty of push from the Iowa Tourism Office of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The trail is one of 20 included in a Web site at Internet address: www.traveliowa.com. The information also appears as part of the Canoeing Guide from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources at (515)281-9361 or online at: www.exploreiowapark.com...
What's in a name? (05/20/02)
The Le Mars Park and Recreation Board is seeking public input on a name for the north pond at the municipal park. Brenda Blackmore spoke to board members last week to ask that a formal name be given to the pond other than "the pit." She suggested the possibility of a naming contest for residents...
Gehlen goes to state (05/20/02)
HOLSTEIN -- The Gehlen Catholic boys' golf team is going to state again as it placed second in the team standings at District competition last Friday at Holstein. Last year, Gehlen originally placed fourth at the 1A state meet but moved up to third when the second place team was disqualified. In 1998, Gehlen won it all...
Bacan overcomes adversity to win state title (05/20/02)
Des Moines -- It came down to the last jump of senior Steph Bacan's career to judge the 1A state high jump title. Steph Bacan, a senior at Remsen St. Mary's, had missed the first two jumps at 5'7" at the 1A state track meet in Des Moines when it came down to her last jump. Bacan then cleared it and won the state title...
State champs again! (05/20/02)
For 19 of the last 20 years, Gehlen Catholic has sent a shuttle hurdle team to state. Persistence paid off. This year, they won. Leah Kluemper, Shannon Sitzmann, Sam Floy and Des Campbell covered the track in a school record breaking time of 1:03.92 bringing home the first state championship in girls track and field since 1994...
Grady's injury hurts LCS at state (05/20/02)
"It went okay. The girls had fun and competed as hard as they could," said Le Mars Community Girls' Track Coach Cliff Collins of the Lady Bulldogs' state track experience. "Getting five events down there was a great accomplishment," he said. "At the beginning of the year we knew we needed to prove to ourselves that we could compete with the good teams, and we did that."...
Religion has important role in America (05/20/02)
America has always considered itself a religious nation, one whose foundation was laid in large part by immigrants seeking religious refuge and freedom to worship as they please. While the nation has historically had Judeo-Christian roots, it has -- by virtue of the First Amendment -- both tolerated and encouraged many other religious groups which have prospered in the land of the free...