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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Klaver finds strength after overcoming the loss of a child (12/07/05)
This year, Trudy Klaver has decided to put up a Christmas tree in the living room of her Le Mars home. It will be the first time she's done so since the death of her son, James, over two years ago. "When Jamie became ill, all of his priorities changed," Klaver says. "When he passed away, mine did too."...
Season's first flu case reported in western Iowa (12/07/05)
The first Iowa case of the flu has been reported in an elderly woman from western Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. With the first reported case of the flu, Plymouth County Community Health Nurse Deb Steffen stresses that all high-risk people (and anyone else who doesn't want to get the flu this year) should get the flu vaccine in the next few weeks if they haven't already this year...
Palmer, prosecution appeals turned down (12/07/05)
The Iowa Court of Appeals today (Wednesday) handed down a decision in the case of a Le Mars man convicted six years ago on a drug possession charge. Steven Lee Palmer was appealing convictions for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp. Simultaneously, prosecutors were cross-appealing a district court ruling dismissing a charge of delivery of a controlled substance...
Bixenman, Ripperda elected to Parks Commission (12/07/05)
Voters in Le Mars turned out in extremely small numbers Tuesday to elect two new members to the Parks and Recreation Commission. Incumbent board member Rob Bixenman and newcomer John Ripperda each received 28 votes. Their names appeared on the run-off ballot because both received write-in votes during the Nov. 8 election, but not enough to win a seat...
White sentenced to 30 years (12/07/05)
A Le Mars woman convicted to multiple drug offenses was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday in Plymouth County District Court. Monica White, 41, was earlier found guilty on two counts of delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park and two counts of prohibited acts. She had also been charged with possessing a prescription medication without a prescription...
Railroad, city reach agreement (12/07/05)
The Little Engine That Could kept repeating "I think I can, I think I can." That seemed sometimes to be the mantra of Le Mars city officials when trying to make needed arrangements for changes and additions at four city railroad crossings. The Le Mars City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad Company regarding four locations:...
Homan drops in 28 to lead Hawks past Westwood (12/07/05)
So far, so good for the Mike Green coaching era. Green's Remsen St. Mary's girls reversed the trend of last year's 8-14 team that averaged under 32 points per game, pushing the pace from start to finish in a 65-37 season-opening romp over Westwood Tuesday night in Remsen...
Lady Jays rally past West Sioux, 58-50 (12/07/05)
The Gehlen Catholic girls used their full-court pressure defense to force 26 West Sioux turnovers and overcome a 16-7 first quarter deficit Tuesday night, rallying for a 58-50 victory over the Falcons in Le Mars. "Our press worked really well tonight," said coach Bruce Ludwig, whose team avenged last year's 19 and 26-point losses to the Falcons. ...
All 10 Hawks score in 66-32 season-opening triumph (12/07/05)
All 10 suited varsity players scored for Remsen St. Mary's Tuesday night as the Hawks wore out visiting Westwood en route to a 66-32 season-opening win. The Rebels hung around early on and trailed just 11-9 heading into the second quarter, but that's when first-year head coach Jim Klein saw his depth start to become a factor as RSM beat Westwood (0-2) down the court for several easy baskets in transition, leading to a 30-15 advantage by halftime...
Second-quarter run carries West Sioux past Gehlen, 57-47 (12/07/05)
A 9-0 spurt late in the second quarter was enough to propel West Sioux to a 57-47 victory over Gehlen Catholic Tuesday night in Le Mars. The Falcons knocked down three of their seven 3-pointers in the closing minutes before halftime, upping their lead to 10 and heading into the break still up 31-25. The Jays closed to within 41-35 early in the fourth quarter, but West Sioux held off the late rally to move to 2-0 on the season...
North puts 'Dogs down in fourth quarter (12/07/05)
Sioux City North outscored Le Mars Community 32-17 over the final two quarters of play Monday, turning a one-point halftime lead into a 63-47 victory in boys' basketbll action at Carey Gymnasium in Le Mars. The Bulldogs had rallied to within one by the half at 31-30 after falling behind 18-12 at the close of the first quarter, but the North Stars reassumed a six-point lead by the end of the third quarter and pumped in 19 points in the final frame to the Bulldogs' nine to secure the win...
Betty Powell (12/07/05)
Betty Powell, 65, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Joseph H. Hardarce (12/07/05)
Joseph H. Hardacre, 80, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Mildred B. Strong (12/07/05)
HAWARDEN -- Mildred B. Strong, 86, of Le Mars, and formerly of Hawarden, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church in Hawarden with Pastor Stuart Schreur officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace HIll Cemetery at Hawarden. The Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden is in charge of arrangements...
Rev. Milo E. Morris (12/07/05)
CEDAR FALLS -- The Rev. Milo E. Morris, 85, of Cedar Falls and longtime Iowa United Methodist minister, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Martin Center of the Western Home Communities. He was born Sep. 12, 1920, in Arlington, Wash., son of Henry L. and Bertha Putnam Morris and was raised on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains north of Seattle. ...
Tom Victor Clark (12/07/05)
Tom Victor Clark, a former resident of Le Mars, died peacefully at his home in Downey, Calif., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, with family members by his side. Tom was born June 24, 1918, in Kingsley, and moved to California in 1960. He was actively involved in Kiwanis and was honored as a George E. Hixson Fellow for his work with the Kiwanis International Foundation Worldwide Service Project...
Langel-Hemme (12/07/05)
Kari Ann Langel and Bryce David Hemme were united in marriage at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, on Sept. 24, 2005. The Rev. Kevin Richter officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dan and Jenni Langel of Le Mars and Shayne and Helena McDougall, also of Le Mars, and the late David Hemme. ...
Gengler-Farrell (12/07/05)
Kelli Gengler and Steve Farrell were married Jan. 22, 2005, at Fairfield Tropical Gardens in Coral Gables, Fla. Parents of the bride are Randy and Ann Gengler of Oyens. The bridegroom is the son of Phyllis Farrell of Kalamazoo, Mich., and the late Jim Farrell...
Ott-Schmitt (12/07/05)
Nicole Jean Ott and Joseph Lawrence Schmitt were united in marriage on June 11, 2005. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. Tim Johnson officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the couple are Allan and Pamela Ott of Remsen and Lawrence and Dorothy Schmitt of Riceville...
Revland - Christoffel (12/07/05)
Kathryn Revland of Arnolds Park, Iowa and Curtis Christoffel of Granville, Iowa were married Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Milford, with the Rev. Jim Bruch officiating. Parents of the couple are Mark Revland of Arnolds Park, Dave and Rhonda Nelson of Arnolds Park and Gary and Carol Christoffel of Granville. ...
Johnson-Hix (12/07/05)
James B. and Kathy Johnson of Ames, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ann Johnson of Frisco, Texas to Brian Hix of Irving, Texas. Brian is the son of Doyle and Sharon Hix of Irving, Texas. Heather's grandmothers are Charlette A. Haakinson and Mary Reibe Baldes. Both grandmothers live in Sioux City...