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Stories from Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Early morning fire occurs at Le Mars apartment building (01/16/07)
The Le Mars Fire Department was called to the scene of a fire at an apartment building shortly after 5 a.m., Tuesday morning. At 5:07 a.m., the fire department was dispatched to 1135 Fourth Avenue Southeast. Fire Chief Wayne Schipper said that "fire was visible and there was dense smoke" when firefighters arrived on the scene...
Police, public works say buildings are getting best of them (01/16/07)
If you wanted, you could swing open the front glass of the Le Mars Police Station and drive a car right in. "This building was built to be a car dealership," Police Chief Stu Dekkenga explained. "Then it was remodeled for city offices and a council chamber, and now it's a police station. We've made the best of it, but now it's getting the best of us."...
First major storm of year brings frigid temps, dangerous wind chills, and icy roads (01/16/07)
The big dig begins. Plymouth County is shoveling out from under five inches of snow as the first major storm of the year hit the area. Statewide, the storm started on Sunday and tapered off on Monday with some light snowfall in eastern Iowa. In its wake, the storm left icy roads, frigid temperatures, dangerous wind chills, and delayed or cancelled schools Monday...
Westfield library to re-open (01/16/07)
A Friends of the Library organization meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Westfield Community Center. The group will work on plans to re-open the library in Westfield, which has been closed since 1990. Westfield resident Trudi Candenbach who plans to open the Westfield Public Library on a part-time basis, said she has received approval from the Westfield City Council "to embark on this adventure."...
Cherokee County asks for help in reclassifying road (01/16/07)
Reclassifying county road C-16 could bring more federal dollars for road construction, but for that to happen, Plymouth County must work with Cherokee County. Cherokee County hopes to make C-16 a federal aid route in their county by switching it to a "major collector" classified road. In order for that to happen, that classification has to extend into Plymouth County as well...
K-P girls down Remsen-Union (01/16/07)
The Kingsley-Pierson Lady Panthers had three players in double figures and took advantage of poor shooting by Remsen-Union to notch their first Maple Valley Conference win of the season 54-42 in Remsen. Brianna Schaeuble led K-P with 13 points while Dani Bottorff added 12 and Lyn Leekley 10. Erica Loutsch led R-U with 12, while Gina Frericks added 11 and Susan Law and Ashley Tritz each tossed in six...
Hinton grapplers compete at Marion Invite (01/16/07)
The Hinton wrestling team crossed the state to compete in the Marion Invitational Saturday in Marion, coming away with six place-winners and an eighth-place overall finish. Jeremy Schindler had Hinton's best finish of the day, taking runner-up honors at 189 pounds. Schindler pinned North Linn's John Reich and won by default over Marion's Justin Daniel to reach the finals before losing by fall in 1:01 to Grinnell's Class 2A No. 4-ranked Kyle Johnson...
Hinton girls whip South O'Brien, 79-27 (01/16/07)
Five girls scored in double figures and a stifling defense kept the pressure on War Eagle Conference rival South O'Brien as the Blackhawks hammered the Wolverines 79-27 Friday in Hinton. Britni Freed came off the bench to lead all scorers with 17 for Hinton. Jana Sitzmann added 14, Shelby Birocci 13, Tami Baldwin 13 and Steph Dittmer 11 to pace the balanced Blackhawk attack. Chelsea Rohs led South O'Brien with 10...
Freeds lead Hinton over South O'Brien (01/16/07)
Nate Freed scored 19 - and brother Adam 18 - to lead the Hinton to a 61-52 War Eagle Conference boys basketball victory over South O'Brien Friday in Hinton. Hinton raced out to leads of 21-12 after one quarter and 33-21 at the half. But with two minutes left in the third, South O'Brien had closed the gap to 39-34. ...
Kingsley-Pierson fourth at MVC tourney (01/16/07)
Junior Jeff Engle recorded his 100th career win and was one of three individual champions for fourth-place Kingsley-Pierson at the Maple Valley Conference wrestling meet Saturday in Holstein. Engle opened the day at 145 pounds with a pin of Westwood's Matt Mallett in 1:30, then reached the century mark with a pin of Battle Creek-Ida Grove/Odebolt-Arthur's Tyler Down in the semifinals - joining teammate Isaiah Corbin as 100-match winners. ...
Westerners flex muscle at Rock Valley (01/16/07)
The Akron-Westfield wrestling team showcased its depth by walking away with the Rock Valley tournament team title Saturday in Rock Valley. The Class 1A No. 4-ranked Westerners - competing without top-ranked Marshall Koethe - crowned six individual champions and beat second-place Sheldon/South O'Brien 318.5-152.5 to win their fifth tournament of the season...
Panthers top R-U for first win (01/16/07)
Kingsley-Pierson Coach Matt McManigal finally got the game out of his boys that he had been hoping for. The Panthers jumped out to an 11-5 first-quarter lead and maintained that advantage throughout the contest to defeat Maple Valley Conference rival Remsen-Union 50-44 for its first victory of the season...