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Stories from Friday, February 23, 2007

Takedown time in Des Moines (02/23/07)
Marshall Koethe is getting close. Akron-Westfield's top-ranked junior - a state champion a year ago - advanced to the semifinals at 130 pounds with a 4-2 decision win over New London's No. 2-ranked Jeret Chiri Thursday at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines...
City approves plan for sale of excess city land (02/23/07)
The Le Mars City Council has taken the initial steps providing for sale of excess city land through a local realtor. Council members voted Tuesday on a proposal for an "exclusive right" to Real Estate Broker Roger Athens for the listing and sale of some seven city properties using multiple listings...
Water Treatment Plant distributes record amounts of water in 2006 (02/23/07)
The Le Mars Water Department increased their water distribution in 2006, distributing on average more than 2.7 million gallons of water daily and almost 986 million gallons of water throughout the course of the year. These figures rose significantly from 2005 when the plant only pumped an average of 2.5 million gallons daily and just over 919 million gallons during the year...
Council turns to LOST funds to ease city budget (02/23/07)
Le Mars City Council members, eager to deal with a possible day of reckoning on city spending, reached into the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Fund coffers Tuesday. The action, City Finance Director Bill Cole said was a solution not only to aid in attaining a balanced budget for the coming year, but equally important as a way to continue to clear up the Community Betterment Program (CBP) "shortfall" without additional fund raising, and to continue to fund economic development...
Financial education from a uniquely Christian perspective (02/23/07)
Jan Henryson learned how bad things were when her dog was approved for a credit card. "A telemarketer called my home one night," the Sioux Center woman recalls, "and asked to speak to Meeko Henryson. I tried to explain to him that Meeko couldn't come to the phone because she doesn't know how to talk. But then he asked how old Meeko was? I told she was three-years-old."...
Koethe, Verschoor, Edgington into semis (02/23/07)
Marshall Koethe is getting close. Akron-Westfield's top-ranked junior - a state champion a year ago - advanced to the semifinals at 130 pounds with a 4-2 decision win over New London's No. 2-ranked Jeret Chiri Thursday at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines...
Jays win tourney opener over Lawton-Bronson (02/23/07)
Gehlen Catholic broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to race to a 58-49 second-round victory over Lawton-Bronson in the Class 1A District Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday in Kingsley. Mitch Kurth and Eric Rohe paced the Jays' scoring effort with 15 each. Craig Schlesser added 10, Ryan Langel nine and Alex Loutsch seven. Brad Lakes and Aaron Peterson led L-B with 14 each while Michael Beavers added ten...
Western Christian squeaks by Hinton in 2A tourney (02/23/07)
A late comeback by Hinton fell just short as Western Christian squeaked by the Blackhawks 59-57 in the District 2A Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday in Inwood. Western Christian established the momentum early in the contest, leading 13-10 after one and extending its lead to 33-26 at the half and 52-45 after three. ...
Gehlen: Sets sights on Boyden-Hull in district semifinal round Monday (02/23/07)
Gehlen Catholic broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to race to a 58-49 second-round victory over Lawton-Bronson in the Class 1A District Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday in Kingsley. Mitch Kurth and Eric Rohe paced the Jays' scoring effort with 15 each. Craig Schlesser added 10, Ryan Langel nine and Alex Loutsch seven. Brad Lakes and Aaron Peterson led L-B with 14 each while Michael Beavers added ten...
Gehlen: Sets sights on Boyden-Hull in district semifinal round Monday (02/23/07)
Gehlen Catholic broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to race to a 58-49 second-round victory over Lawton-Bronson in the Class 1A District Boys Basketball Tournament Thursday in Kingsley. Mitch Kurth and Eric Rohe paced the Jays' scoring effort with 15 each. Craig Schlesser added 10, Ryan Langel nine and Alex Loutsch seven. Brad Lakes and Aaron Peterson led L-B with 14 each while Michael Beavers added ten...
Le Mars: Faces same Spirit Lake team Monday (02/23/07)
Le Mars Community made the most of a difficult situation Thursday night, scoring a 73-57 win over Spirit Lake in Lakes Conference boys basketball action in Spirit Lake. The Class 3A No. 7-ranked Bulldogs - who wrapped up a share of third place in the Lakes with the win - are set to face Spirit Lake in the opening round of the district tournament Monday at home. Playing the same team twice in such a short span made getting up for Thursday's game a challenge, said Coach Dave Irwin...
Glenn H. Detloff (02/23/07)
Glenn H. Detloff, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Additional information can be found at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Phalyn R. (Doby) Dobson (02/23/07)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Phalyn (Doby) Dobson, 69, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Sanford Health following a lengthy illness. Phalyn Ronel Dobson (Doby) was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Denison, Iowa. He was the son of O. Lemuel and Inez (Galland) Dobson. He attended school in Luverne, Minn., Beaver Creek, Minn., Lester, Ia., Sioux Falls, S.D., and graduated from high school in Le Mars...
John W. Kooiker (02/23/07)
John William Kooiker, 90, of Hull, died today (Friday morning), Feb. 23, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services are pending with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.