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Stories from Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Bruggeman receives Crystal Bell Award (04/21/04)
Daletta Bruggeman, a fourth grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School, was named the Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award winner at the LCSD Foundation Awards Banquet Monday evening. The "Teacher of the Year" award is jointly sponsored by the LCSD Foundation and the Le Mars Community School District Alumni Association, with the purpose to recognize and honor teachers who demonstrate excellence in education by meeting the needs of their students, and to financially reward teachers who exemplify the excellence celebrated by the Decades of Excellence Reunion 2000.. ...
Proposal: New, required trash containers (04/21/04)
If a new city ordinace passes, Le Mars residents will have to use only a certain kind of trash can and pay for trash removal based on how much solid waste the household generates. If the ordinance doesn't pass, the city could face penalties of up to $5,000 per day...
J. Albert's Hope is a legacy of faith (04/21/04)
A Le Mars couple has begun a campaign, J. Albert's Hope, which they say reflects their son's faith in Christ and brings hope to young people diagnosed with a long-term illness, or to parents who have experienced the death of a child. Ken and Trudy Klaver started the campaign in the name of their son, James, who died from leukemia last July...
Loan agreement finalized (04/21/04)
The Le Mars city council on Nov. 4, 2003, held a public hearing on a proposal to take additional action on a loan and disbursement agreement -- SRF sewer revenue bonds, not to exceed $9,771,000. The council this week authorized and approved a loan and disbursement agreement for the issuance and securing the payment of $7,900,000 SRF sewer revenue bonds at 3.25 percent interest...
Panthers 2nd, Rockets 3rd at Ida Grove (04/21/04)
West Monona, Kingsley-Pierson and Remsen-Union topped the leaderboard in Maple Valley conference golf for the second meet in a row Monday, April 19 at Ida Grove. In the first Maple Valley meet of the season-April 15 at Remsen-West Monona won the meet, R-U was runner-up and Kingsley-Pierson finished in third. Monday, West Monona was again the meet winner with a team score of 156, K-P was two strokes behind with 158 and R-U finished third in the 11-team field with 164...
Bulldogs win Knight Relays (04/21/04)
Le Mars Community won the Class A Knight Relays in Orange City Tuesday, winning six events for 100 team points and scoring in every event but the shot put. David Bohlken was a two-time individual winner for Le Mars, placing first in both the 1,600-meter run (4 minutes, 49.70 seconds) and the 3,200-meter run (10:16.84). Jared Clement and Aaron Albus picked up individual wins as well, with Clement placing first in the 200-meter dash (23.37) and Albus winning the long jump (20 feet, 10 inches)...
Milton's 45 leads Hinton over RSM (04/21/04)
Hinton's Hayley Milton shot a low round of 45 to earn medalist honors and lead the Blackhawk girls' golf team over Remsen St. Mary's in War Eagle conference play Tuesday, April 20 at Remsen. The Blackhawks' Jenni Popken was runner-up medalist for the meet with a 48, Krissi Hoffman shot 50 and Colleen Gerow and Cassie Frerichs turned in rounds of 51 for counting varsity scores as Hinton shot 194 for the meet. Tasha Kruse had a non-counting score of 58 as well...
Hinton continues run through War Eagle (04/21/04)
The Hinton boys' golf team improved its War Eagle conference record to 4-1 with back-to-back wins over South O'Brien Monday and Remsen St. Mary's Tuesday. The Blackhawks defeated South O'Brien at Primghar 160-171. Kyle Hays was meet medalist with a personal all-time low round of 35. ...
Soderberg sees city-state parallels (04/21/04)
(Final part of series) Chuck Soderberg spoke honestly, which placed him last to speak at the Lunch with Legislators of the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce. The candidate for House District 2 said his favorite flavor of ice cream was chocolate, instead of the most popular vanilla...
Mary Ann Fara plants the seeds of love and caring (04/21/04)
When Mary Ann Fara is spending time with the residents of Brentwood Good Samaritan Center, she remembers something a classmate once told her, "You can't always repay kindnesses done to you, but you can always pass them along." Mary Ann has been passing kindnesses through the halls of Brentwood since 1972, when she was named Brentwood's Activity Director. She worked full-time until five years ago, when she changed her duties to part-time as an Activity Assistant...
Katherine 'Katie' Boulton (04/21/04)
Katherine "Katie" Boulton, 94, of Hinton, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Katherine Margaret Boulton was born Oct. 12, 1909, in West Le Mars, the daughter of Rick and Tina (Martfield) Weber. She attended country school and continued caring for her family at home until her marriage to Peter J. ...
No jokes after 4/20/99 (04/21/04)
Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the end of our innocence as a society. On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide. The senseless acts of two troubled teens sent shockwaves through our national psyche and consciousness, waves that are still echoing...