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Stories from Wednesday, January 24, 2007

LCHS, Gehlen teams compete in KTIV Quiz Bowl (01/24/07)
Question: Name the capital city of the 14th century West African Empire of Mali. Answer: Timbuktu. Question: Name the scientific theory that holds that all forces in the universe are part of a single force. Answer: Unified Field Theory. Question: Given a right triangle with a hypotenuse of 2 square root of 5 and one leg equal to two, calculate the length of the other leg...
Filmmaker uses Kingsley farm as backdrop for movie (01/24/07)
Lights...camera...Kingsley? Lowell and Judy Vos's Kingsley farm provided an unusual backdrop for a movie directed by Sioux City native Joe Case. Case, a Columbia University Film School graduate student, will be premiering his directorial debut, "A Trip to Grand Rapids," at the Siouxland Film Festival, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Sioux City Orpheum Theater...
Public hearing set on possible government coal gas site agreement (01/24/07)
A continuing dilemma lingering before the City of Le Mars appears to be edging its way to possible closure. The Le Mars City Council Tuesday set Feb. 20 as the date for public hearing on an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department on the clean-up of the old Le Mars Coal Gas site, 331 1st St. NE...
Search continues for 'missing' tax revenue (01/24/07)
Acknowledging that, yes, going through the county tax records in a search by himself and Finance Director Bill Cole was something "of a needle in a haystack," Councilman Rex Knapp told fellow council members they'd found one taxable property that had been exempted...
$150,000 loan fund created for business growth (01/24/07)
How do you bring business growth to the county? The Plymouth County Supervisors are saying: "Lend a helping hand." A $150,000 helping hand. On Tuesday, after nearly two years of talking about creating a revolving loan fund for new and expanding businesses, the supervisors OK'd a resolution making it a reality. The loan fund, according to Supervisor C. Gordon Greene, sets aside $150,000 in Local Option Sales Tax each year to dole out in $5,000-$100,000 low-interest loans for growing businesses...
Rams knock Panthers out of Maple Valley tourney (01/24/07)
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto had four players in double figures as the Rams dropped Kingsley-Pierson 66-40 in the first round of the Maple Valley Conference boys basketball tournament Monday in Kingsley. Tyler Maynard tossed in 14 points, Aaron Dose added 13 and Travis Hazard and Nick O'Connell each had 10 to pace the Rams' offensive attack...
Lady Jays snap four-game slide (01/24/07)
Gehlen Catholic landed four players in double figures for the first time all season and in the process snapped a four-game losing streak by downing Spalding Catholic 65-52 in non-conference girls basketball action Tuesday in Le Mars. Ali Holtgrewe - after being held scoreless in a loss to Unity Christian Friday - bounced back with a game-high 16 points for the Lady Jays, knocking down four three-pointers and adding four assists and two steals. ...
Bulldogs top Cherokee for fifth straight win (01/24/07)
Senior Jared Clement pumped in a game-high 34 points and Bryan Borchers added 21 as the Le Mars Community boys basketball team thumped Cherokee 82-56 in Lakes Conference play Tuesday at Carey Gymnasium. The win was No. 100 for Bulldog coach Dave Irwin and the team's fifth straight since a two-point setback to Emmetsburg Jan. 5. It was also a big turnaround over the first meeting between the clubs, when Le Mars slipped by Cherokee 54-51 in Cherokee Dec. 8...
Lady 'Dogs avenge loss to Braves (01/24/07)
Junior Cassie Lassen exploded for a season-high 18 points in leading the Le Mars Community girls basketball team over Cherokee 65-43 in Lakes Conference play Tuesday at Carey Gymnasium. Lassen was 8 of 12 from the floor on the night, adding six rebounds and three steals to her best line of the season...
Lady Rockets bounced out of MVC tourney by Whiting (01/24/07)
The Lady Rockets from Remsen-Union knocked down just eight of 48 attempts from the field as Whiting ran away with a 51-26 win in the first round of the Maple Valley Conference girls basketball tournament Monday in Whiting. R-U kept it close in the first half, trailing 11-8 after one and 21-14 at the break. But when Whiting outscored the Lady Rockets 24-2 in the third quarter the Lady Rockets' fate was decided...
Jays bury Spartans after sluggish start (01/24/07)
Gehlen Catholic got off to a slow start but gradually built its momentum as the Jays topped War Eagle Conference rival Spalding Catholic 57-32 in boys basketball action Tuesday in Le Mars. Craig Schlesser scored 13 points in his first start for the Jays, while Kyle Crawford added 13 and Adam Oetken eight. Matt Wandersheid led Spalding with 12...
No. 4 A-W bounces back against EPJ (01/24/07)
The Class 2A No. 4-ranked Akron-Westfield girls basketball team recovered from a 25-22 halftime deficit to earn an exciting 53-46 victory over non-conference rival Elk Point-Jefferson Tuesday in Akron. It was a close game throughout most of the contest. ...
Le Mars bowling teams keep up winning ways (01/24/07)
After a successful weekend on the road, the Le Mars Community bowling teams returned to the friendly confines of Sweet 16 Lanes Monday to score yet another set of victories. Sioux Central was the opponent Monday and both the boys and girls teams were winners over the visitor...
Martha A. Pageler (01/24/07)
Martha A. Pageler, 84, of rural Merrill, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Martha Ann Pageler was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of the Rev. Franz O. and Ida (Wojahn) Bunge. The family moved to Grimes, Iowa when Martha was a child. ...
Donald Halweg (01/24/07)
Donald Halweg, 75, of Sioux City, a former Merrill area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux city. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Parker Steven Loutsch (01/24/07)
A son, Parker Steven, was born to Jason and Stephanie Loutsch of Remsen on Jan. 19, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Parker weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He has a brother, Carson, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Rosie Loutsch of Remsen and Loren and Sandy Schnepf of Le Mars. Great-grandparents are Art Loutsch of Remsen, Loretta Schnepf and Mildred Hoss, both of Le Mars...