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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Ted Hallberg honored with Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award (05/02/07)
Le Mars Community Schools orchestra director Ted Hallberg is a man dedicated to his passion of music. It is that dedication and passion that garnered him the Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award for 2007. The presentation was made Tuesday morning during the first period orchestra practice with students and a host of school administrators, instructors, foundation members, friends and family entering the orchestra room, much to his surprise...
Council awards bids for airport, school street projects (05/02/07)
Transportation-related matters took center stage for Le Mars City Council members at their regular Tuesday meeting. Members, following a public hearing, approved the bid-letting schedule for the project expected to begin in June. The project, now estimated at approximately $513,000, slightly under the original estimate, is being financed through Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding at the 95 percent level with the city's estimated cost, through local TIF funding put at $32,890. ...
Akron urban renewal area would help re-route Highway 3 (05/02/07)
Two renewable energy plants are planned south of Akron. For Plymouth County, that means road improvements like re-routing Highway 3 and adding turning lanes. Now the county is working on a way to pay for those road improvements using property tax revenue from the two plants once they're built...
Council gives approval to Thom Second Addition subdivision site (05/02/07)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday gave their approval to the final plat for the new Thom Second Addition Subdivision along County Road C-38 (200th Street) west of NIPCO following the recommendation of the local Planning and Zoning Commission. The property, consisting of one lot is outside the Le Mars city limits, but is within the two mile jurisdictional area requiring approval of both the city and Plymouth County. ...
County reverses decision 4-year-old water bill, pays (05/02/07)
After a half-hour debate with Le Mars officials, the county supervisors overturned last week's decision not to pay a 4-year-old city water bill. The bill, which amounts to $4,426.55, stems from April 1, 2003 when the city added a water meter and other hookup parts at the county Law Enforcement Center (LEC)...
Orabs deal 'Dogs rare home loss (05/02/07)
The Le Mars Community boys golf team suffered through a rare off night Tuesday in dropping a non-conference dual to Sheldon at Le Mars Community Golf Course. The Orabs won the dual 158-169 behind medalist David Doely's 37 and a runner-up medalist round of 39 from Danny Ridenhour...
Lady Bulldog tennis swept by Spencer (05/02/07)
A disturbing trend is developing for the Le Mars Community girls tennis team. The Lady Bulldogs opened the week by losing 6-3 to a Storm Lake team they defeated 5-4 earlier in the season and Tuesday dropped a Lakes Conference dual to Spencer 9-0. Le Mars played the Tigers just last Thursday on the road and lost 6-3...
'Dogs win Storm Lake Invite title (05/02/07)
After a long layoff dating back to the Sioux City Relays, the Le Mars Community boys and girls track teams were finally back in action Tuesday at the Tornado Relays in Storm Lake. The extended time off seemed to do little in the way of slowing the Bulldogs, who won six events en route to the overall team title...
Hinton golf teams clinch back-to-back WEC titles (05/02/07)
One night after setting a school record with a team 146 in a win over Unity Christian, the Hinton boys golf team wrapped up its second straight undefeated War Eagle Conference season by firing a 148 in dual victories over Remsen St. Mary's and Kingsley-Pierson at Deer Run Golf Course...
K-P boys tie Woodbury Central for third at MVC home meet (05/02/07)
Kingsley-Pierson tied for third place in the team standings while Remsen-Union's Marty McManus was the overall medalist in a highly-competitive Maple Valley Conference boys golf tournament Monday at Brookside Golf Course in Kingsley. West Monona was the meet champion with a 161, while Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto took second with a 162. The host Panthers tied with Woodbury Central for third at 170 and Remsen-Union was just one stroke behind in fifth with a 171...
Lady Rockets earn best finish of season at MVC meet (05/02/07)
Remsen-Union took full advantage of playing at home Monday night, recording its best finish and lowest team score in a Maple Valley Conference meet at Remsen Golf Course. The Lady Rockets shot a team 214 to tie Odebolt-Arthur for second, 13 strokes off the pace of meet champion West Monona with a 201...
Le Mars girls golf splits with Spirit Lake, Cherokee (05/02/07)
The Le Mars Community girls golf team split with Spirit Lake and Cherokee in a Lake Conference triangular Monday at Okoboji Vu Golf Course in Spirit Lake. The host Indians were meet champions with a team 183 behind medalist Ashley Nielsen's 41 and Nikki Nielsen's runner-up round of 43. The Lady Bulldogs fired a 203 for second, while Cherokee was third with a 256...
Loutsch, Harvey lead A-W golf in wins over West Sioux (05/02/07)
The Akron-Westfield boys and girls golf teams defended home course Monday by knocking off West Sioux in War Eagle Conference play. The Westerners won the meet 157-185 behind Doug Loutsch's medalist round of 37 and a runner-up 40 from Justin Smith. David Ericson added a counting 44 and Andrew Allard a 46, while Chad Morehead and Justin Koch fired non-counting 47s...
Calvin C. Kraus (05/02/07)
GARNER -- Calvin C. Kraus, 71, of Garner, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home southwest of Garner. He fought a gallant fight against a very rare blood disease, Amyloidosis. His body has been donated to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minn...
Kenneth A. Staab (05/02/07)
HUBBARD, Neb. -- Kenneth Allen Staab, 19, of Hubbard died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Le Mars. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hubbard. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City...
O'Hare-Grabe (05/02/07)
The parents of Kelly O'Hare of West Des Moines and Jeff Grabe of Windsor Heights wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kelly is the daughter of Jim and Cyndi O'Hare of West Des Moines. She is a first grade teacher at St. Augustin School in Des Moines...
Van Der Schaaf-Pfaffle (05/02/07)
Kayti Van Der Schaaf and Dave Pfaffle announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Randy and Betty Van Der Schaaf of Sioux Center and Wayne and Janice Pfaffle of Remsen. Kayti is a graduate of Sioux Center High School, received her B.A. from California Baptist University, and her M.A. from Morningside College. She now teaches high school Spanish at MOC-Floyd Valley...
Prichard-Fritz (05/02/07)
Kerry and Jeff Leuck of West Lafayette, Ind., and William and Jane Prichard of Le Mars announce the engagement of their daughter, Karissa Prichard to Carter Fritz, both of Otterbein, Ind. Carter is the son of Jean and Devon Fritz of Fowler, Ind. The couple is planning an Oct. 13, 2007, wedding at First Baptist Church in Lafayette, Ind...
Bollmeyer-Goings (05/02/07)
Dennis and Judy Bollmeyer of Hinton announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Angelia Marie Bollmeyer to Cody William Goings. He is the son of Daniel and Sandra Goings of Hudson. The couple plans a June 2, 2007, wedding at 4 p.m. at Morningside Lutheran Church, Sioux City. The reception will follow with a dinner and dance at the Lewis Bowl Annex, Sioux City...
Bohnenkamp-Gerjerts (05/02/07)
Katie Bohnenkamp of Overland Park, Kan., and Graham Gerjerts of Lenexa, Kan., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Katie is the daughter of Jeanne and Bob Bohnenkamp of Le Mars. Graham is the son of Kate Gerjerts and Greg Gerjerts, both of Cedar Falls...
Ernst-Wilson (05/02/07)
Denny and Joan Ernst of Le Mars, John Wilson of Boone and Peggy and Bret Wilson of Glenwood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kimberly Ernst and John Wilson of Sioux City. The couple is planning a July 21, 2007, wedding at 2 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow at the KC Hall in Le Mars. A dance open to the public will follow the reception...