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Stories from Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Students face life-changing, expensive decision in choosing college (09/26/06)
Some cultures have trials and ceremonies for when their youngsters come of age. So do we. It looks a little like this: flood their homes with colorful propaganda, make them pick what they want to do with the rest of their life, send them off to a place with odd customs and questionable food, and plunge them into tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt...
LCS board OK's vehicle bids (09/26/06)
Three new vehicles were approved for purchase by the Le Mars Community School Board of Education at their meeting Monday night. Bids were opened at the beginning of the meeting, and approved later in the meeting after review by Assistant Superintendent Rick Kentfield and transportation director Gary Herman...
Operation Toasty Toes warms hearts with slippers and spaghetti (09/26/06)
Q: What's a skein? A: A skein is a small, coiled bundle of yarn. There are 120 yards in a skein of cotton yarn. That's plenty of material when it comes to warming the heart (and the feet) of a serviceperson when he or she needs to be so far from home...
Gehlen Catholic School to host Oct. 29 Diocesan Youth Rally (09/26/06)
More than 1,000 high school youth and 200 adults will gather for the second year in a row for the Diocese of Sioux City Youth Rally at Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars Oct. 29. "The Youth Rally is a great time and a wonderful opportunity for Gehlen Catholic, our parish cluster, and the City of LeMars to have such a positive impact on the youth of our Diocese," said Jeff Alesch, 7-12 principal at Gehlen...
Booster club warns of calls from outside solicitors (09/26/06)
The Le Mars Community Athletic Booster Club has been receiving calls about the solicitation of money for booster club activities from outside sources, booster club president Mike Van Otterloo says. "Recently, Booster Club Productions out of Illinois has been soliciting area businesses by asking for advertising dollars to produce a calendar," Van Otterloo explains. "(The solicitors) advise businesses that part of the money goes to our athletic department."...
Sheldon woman sentenced for stealing more than $150,000 from her employers (09/26/06)
Sioux County Attorney Melissa O'Rourke announced Monday that a Sheldon woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison following her guilty pleas of stealing more than $150,000 from her employers. In Sioux County District Court, Sharon Elaine Buchanan, 49, Sheldon, pled guilty to two counts of theft in the first degree (class C felony) and two counts of forgery (class D felony)...
Iowa author mixes pop culture with poetry (09/26/06)
Did you know the trampoline was invented in Iowa? Or that "Ripley's Believe It or Not" lists Snake Alley in Burlington the "crooked-est street in the world? Or that Glenn Miller, Folger's Coffee's "Mrs. Olsen," Virginia Christine, and the Eskimo Pie are all native to Hawkeye State?...
Hinton holds off South O'Brien (09/26/06)
Steve Diediker had a creeping sense of deja vous in the final minutes of Hinton's game with South O'Brien Friday in Paullina. It was just one year ago that the Blackhawks had a punt blocked and recovered in the end zone by the Wolverines with virtually no time left on the clock, sending Hinton to a 37-33 loss in a game it led for all but the final seconds. ...
Hinton girls struggle at East tourney (09/26/06)
The Hinton volleyball team suffered through a 1-5 run at the Sioux City East Tournament Saturday with the only win coming against Underwood. Of Hinton's six matches, four were against Class 4A teams and another against 3A No. 4-ranked Sioux City Heelan. Underwood - as Hinton's only win - was the only 2A team in the group...
Second-quarter turnovers send K-P to loss (09/26/06)
A disastrous stretch in the second quarter proved Kingsley-Pierson's downfall Friday night in Marcus as host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn walked away with a 37-0 win over the visiting Panthers in Class A District 1 football action. The Panthers got off to a shaky start as the Eagles blocked a punt to take over inside the K-P 30-yard line, but the defense held. ...
Richard L. 'Dick' Holmes (09/26/06)
Richard L. "Dick" Holmes, 65, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Eleanor Louise Heeren (09/26/06)
Eleanor Louise Heeren, 90, of Dubuque, and formerly of Sloan and Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006,at Luther Manor in Dubuque. Funeral arrangemenets are pending with Wood Funeral Home in Sloan.