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Stories from Thursday, December 21, 2006

Sitzmann reflects on years with the board of supervisors (12/21/06)
"It's tough running for public office in Plymouth County," Paul Sitzmann laughs, "especially when you have a "D" next to your name." He ought to know. In November, the veteran Plymouth County board supervisor lost his bid for a third term to Republican Don Kass. His final day on the board of supervisors will be Jan 2...
City council approves Hotel/Motel tax monies (12/21/06)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday gave approval to the recommended Hotel/Motel Tax askings as submitted earlier for consideration by the Le Mars Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Board. The board had recommended the awarding of some $119,000 in funding, payable starting in July 2007, with an additional $2,000 to the city for 2007-2008 administrative costs...
Habitat house ready for Peters family (12/21/06)
December may be a time for surprises, but for Rob Peters and his family, their big surprise came about 10 months earlier. They were getting a house for Christmas. After working on four Habitat for Humanity homes in Sioux City, Peters went through the interview process himself...
Council accepts Ruhland resignation (12/21/06)
The Le Mars City Council Tuesday formally accepted the resignation of Donna Ruhland, Le Mars recreation director, at the same time awarding her $22,612 in severance pay. Mayor Virgil Van Beek said Ruhland, leaving her post Dec. 29 to become development director at the Mid-American Transportation and Aviation Museum in Sioux City, has "made many contributions" to the city not only as recreation director for the past 13 years, but also as a grant writer and one responsible for city funding projects.. ...
Le Mars soldier spending holidays in Turkey (12/21/06)
While most in America are sharing in holiday cheer this season with family and friends, the son of a Le Mars man will be at the center of the fight against terror. A few hundred miles from the war zone in Iraq, Air Force Airman 1st Class Steven Phelps, son of Steve Phelps of Le Mars, is helping keep American soldiers off dangerous Iraqi convey routes that are plagued with roadside bombs and sniper attacks...
Second-half surge lifts Whiting over R-U (12/21/06)
The Whiting girls basketball team broke away from a 19-19 tie at halftime to defeat Maple Valley Conference rival Remsen-Union 52-38 Tuesday in Remsen. "We had a good first half," said R-U Coach Randy Frericks. "But then in the second half it came down to us committing too many turnovers and not putting our shots down."...
Hinton survives Woodbury Central scare (12/21/06)
Woodbury Central's Landon Wright had a tip-in waved off at the buzzer and the Hinton boys basketball team hung on for a 43-41 win in non-conference play Tuesday in Hinton. The Blackhawks trailed the entire first half, facing deficits of 16-7 after the first quarter and 25-17 at half...
No. 4 A-W rolls at Gehlen Catholic (12/21/06)
Class 2A No. 4-ranked Akron-Westfield used a balanced attack to rout a tired Gehlen Catholic girls basketball team 67-20 in non-conference action Tuesday in Le Mars. "We were fatigued after last night's overtime win against Whiting," said Gehlen Coach Bruce Ludwig, as A-W held the Lady Jays scoreless through the first quarter. "Our first five turnovers were all from bad passing, and it didn't get any better after that."...
St. Mary's girls get by MMC, 39-34 (12/21/06)
Remsen St. Mary's crawled out to a slim lead and hung on for the victory over War Eagle Confrence rival Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 39-34 in girls basketball action Tuesday in Marcus. St. Mary's managed to maintain a tight lead throughout the contest, leading 10-7 after one quarter, 22-17 at the half and 28-25 after three...
Woodbury Central deals Hinton 60-49 loss (12/21/06)
Brittany Alfredson scored a game-high 20 points to lead Woodbury Central over Hinton 60-49 Tuesday in non-conference girls basketball action at Hinton. The Wildcats had a total of three players in double figures and took advantage of a 37-28 rebounding advantage to pull away from the Blackhawks after trailing early...
Lowell J. Hartman (12/21/06)
Lowell J. Hartmann, 74, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial will be in Grace HIll Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Hawarden Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Visitation will be noon until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Kate Britton (12/21/06)
Georgianna "Kate" (Colwell) Britton, 73, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Arrangements are under the direcction of Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home in Sioux City...