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Stories from Monday, October 30, 2006

President Bush to be in Le Mars on Friday (10/30/06)
In a major Get Out The Vote effort in northwest Iowa, President George W. Bush will be making a campaign stop in Le Mars on Friday. Bush is scheduled to be at Le Mars Community High School's Carey Gymnasium between 4 - 7 p.m. Other details of the presidential visit such as ticket information are expected to be released in the next day or two. For security reasons, the location and the time may also be subject to change...
Fisch proves he's no stiff for sexy mortician calendar (10/30/06)
Fashion shoots? National tours? Waking up next to Whoopi Goldberg?!? Alright, something tells me Dave Fisch of Remsen is not your ordinary undertaker. This mortician-slash-calendar model model wants everyone to know you can't spell funeral director without the prefix "fun."...
In-town paving progress hinges on weather (10/30/06)
Resurfacing the planned 52 blocks of roads in Le Mars by winter may prove a challenge, but Barkley Asphalt of Sioux City is going forward on a step-by-step basis. "I counted this morning," City Engineer Scott Langel said on Thursday. "They've got approximately the equivalent of 14 of the 52 blocks done."...
LCS board, teachers set first bargaining session date (10/30/06)
The first open collective bargaining session for the Le Mars Community School District Board of Educatin and the Le Mars Education Association (teachers) has been set for Monday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m., according to Assistant Superintendent Rick Kentfield...
Marty returns to the classroom after 12-year sabbatical (10/30/06)
"You can never go home again," Thomas Wolfe once famously wrote. Luckily, Dr. Wayne Marty didn't heed that advice. The longtime director of Natural Sciences for Westmar University has returned to the academic world for the first time in more than twelve years...
Free 2-1-1 call matches needs with services (10/30/06)
Rent is due and the account is empty. Winter is coming and the kids don't have coats. The violence threats at home are getting worse. The injury keeps you homebound and the cupboard is bare. Where do you go? To the phone. A free telephone service, 2-1-1, offers to match people's needs with resources and answers available in the area...
Bulldogs belt Spirit Lake, 35-6 (10/30/06)
For the first time all season, third-ranked Le Mars Community got caught looking ahead. It was easy to understand with playoff pairings only hours away from being released and both a district title and a postseason berth already wrapped up that the Bulldogs were not completely focused on visiting Spirit Lake. But the Indians got Le Mars' attention in a hurry Friday night at Jim Lorenzen Field...
Third-ranked St. Mary's wraps undefeated regular season (10/30/06)
After clinching a third playoff berth in four years and the team's second ever 8-man district title, Coach Mike Green wondered how his third-ranked Remsen St. Mary's team would finish out the regular season. One play into Friday's game at Ruthven-Ayrshire and Green has his answer...
Gehlen clips Westwood in finale (10/30/06)
There were no playoff berths or district titles up for grabs Friday night as Gehlen Catholic wrapped up its regular season schedule at Westwood. The Jays were simply out to end a three-game losing streak and send their 12 seniors out on a winning note and Coach Tony Gunter's club managed to do just that with a 20-13 victory over the host Rebels...
Pierce 'Pitts' DeJong (10/30/06)
Pierce "Pitts" DeJong, 77, of Remsen, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars, with the Rev. Drew Tomberlin officiating. ...
Garry J. Dirks (10/30/06)
Garry J. Dirks, 65, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz. Garry John Dirks was born Oct. 21, 1941 in Le Mars, the son of John and Marie (Popken) Dirks. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township, rural Le Mars. ...
Leonard F. Klemme (10/30/06)
Leonard F. Klemme, 87, of Le Mars, died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at his home in Le Mars. Leonard Fredrick Klemme was born April 30, 1919, on the family farm in Preston Township to Fred and Etta (Tapper) Klemme. Leonard was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. He attended country school in Preston Township...
IsaBelle Jo Luschen (10/30/06)
IsaBelle Jo Luschen, infant daughter of Kaitlin Luschen of Merrill and Jeremy VonHagel of Le Mars, was stillborn Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Memories of IsaBelle Jo will be cherished by her parents; twin sister, AnaBelle Renee; maternal grandparents, Randy and Kelly Luschen of Merrill; and paternal grandparents, Renee Persinger of Le Mars and Louie VonHagel of Le Mars...