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Stories from Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lymphedema: An often misunderstood disease common among people treated for cancer (10/16/07)
Willis a 37-year-old male who noticed swelling in his ankles around age 20. Because of his large legs, he began a structured exercise routine and diet, resulting in a 40 pound weight loss. Despite losing weight, his legs remained the same size. He eventually saw a doctor who prescribed a pill to remove fluid. The pill did not seem to make a difference; in fact, his legs continued to increase in size. Little did he know that he had a condition that would affect him for the rest of his life...
A survivor's story: Meeting breast cancer head-on (10/16/07)
Glenda Hobson's doctor now tells her that her reports are "boring." And that, the Merrill woman says, is good news. A while back, her reports weren't quite so unexciting. In the fall of 2004, the retired school cafeteria worker was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer...
'Winter Chicken' produces finger-licking fun at the Postal Playhouse (10/16/07)
Want an evening of egg-cellent entertainment that's guaranteed not to put you in a fowl mood? Check out the Le Mars Community Theatre's production of Jennifer Jarrett's cocky comedy, "Winter Chicken." The story revolves around peckish divorcee Eleanor who's been experiencing some "crowing pains" on the eve of her daughter's long-delayed nuptials...
Department's fire prevention earns them Life Safety Award (10/16/07)
The Le Mars Fire Department was honored with the Life Safety Achievement Award for the year 2006 this month. The award recognizes fire departments' local fire prevention activities. Le Mars' department was qualified for the award because it recorded no fire deaths in structures for the year...
City of Le Mars YMCA offers 'Halloween Family Night' (10/16/07)
Ghosts, goblins, witches, fairy princesses and super heros all come out on Halloween night. The City of Le Mars YMCA is offering a safe, exciting and imaginative experience dubbed Halloween Family Night. This is an evening for little goblins and their families to enjoy in an environment that's both caring and safe. The holiday fun takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 28 at the YMCA facilities located at 201 12th St. S.E. in Le Mars...
Rock Valley bounces Gehlen (10/16/07)
Gehlen Catholic fought for every point it earned Monday night in a first-round Class 1A district playoff volleyball match-up with Rock Valley. The Lady Jays just gave too many free points to the Rockets, suffering a season-ending defeat in four games...
Kingsley-Pierson sweeps Remsen-Union (10/16/07)
The Kingsley-Pierson volleyball team was able to advance out of the first round of district action with a three game sweep of Remsen-Union. The Lady Panthers started quick with a 25-10 win in game one then beat the Rockets 25-22 and 25-17. "We came out right away and we were firing on all cylinders," K-P coach Jon Mouw said. "We were doing everything we needed to. In game two we got caught taking it easy a bit but we were able to get them and then game three was a solid win."...
'Dogs frosh post big win over Dutch (10/16/07)
The Le Mars Community freshman football team served up an appetizer for those awaiting the varsity game Friday night Orange City. Prior to the Bulldogs' 46-0 rout of MOC-Floyd Valley, the Le Mars freshmen took the field and ripped the host Dutch 38-14 to remain unbeaten on the season...
Ervin H. Vehe (10/16/07)
Ervin H. "Bud" Vehe, 88, of rural Hinton died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Sunrise Retirement Community following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present 5:30 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Help for immigration questions (10/16/07)
Last week, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department executed a federal search warrant on a farm northwest of Le Mars and put seven people in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Seven people believed to be in this country illegally were taken into custody, following a two week investigation. The persons were taken to Omaha, where they all will face deportation, and some of them will face charges for falsifying documents...
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