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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2007

Stolen childhood: Kids find their own way in domestic violence ‘war zone’ (10/22/07)
Editor's note: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is the third article in a series of four looking into a topic related to abuse close to home. This article will refer to the victim as "she," but five percent of domestic violence victims are male...
Weather service predicts cold winter, Farmer’s Almanac predicts the opposite (10/22/07)
Saturday’s high temperatures in Le Mars sent the mercury shooting past 80 degrees. But then Sunday, northwest winds kept temps in the lower 50s. Welcome to autumn in Iowa? ‘Fraid so. According to Todd Heitkamp, meterologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, we should expect more of the same in the coming months...
Council members approve extension of city waste collection contract (10/22/07)
Le Mars City Council members put their stamp of approval on formalizing a two-year contract extension for Van’s Sanitation for city waste pick-services. They, at the same time, gave the Solid Waste Committee their approval for proceeding with further negotiations for an additional five-year contract for the service from 2010 through 2014...
Siouxland Community Blood Bank accepting donations from 16 year olds (10/22/07)
The Siouxland Community Blood Bank (SCBB) will begin accepting blood donations from 16 year olds in Nebraska and South Dakota, effective Monday. “This change will standardize our donor requirements across Siouxland,” announced Tim Hess, SCBB Director of Marketing. “We’re updating the rules in Nebraska and South Dakota to match those already in place Iowa.”...
Former Rep. Ben Jones, ‘Cooter’ from TV’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ stumps for Edwards (10/22/07)
Ben Jones may be a former two-term Georgia congressman. He may have graduated from the University of North Carolina at the top of his class. And he may have spent all Wednesday and Thursday, crisscrossing Iowa with Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a part of the former North Carolina senator’s “Barnstorm for Rural America.”...
Jays even record at Marcus (10/22/07)
No rush game, no problem. Gehlen Catholic quarterback Taylor Smith threw three touchdowns and the defense pitched a shutout as the Jays moved closer to a winning season by knocking off Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 24-2 Friday in Marcus. The Jays improved to 4-4 overall and 3-4 in Class A District 1 with the win, setting up a chance to finish above .500 heading into the final game of the season against Westwood...
Akron-Westfield one game away from playoffs after 12-6 win (10/22/07)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have their ‘Blackshirt” defense, a unit that has always taken pride in its physical, punishing defense. Akron-Westfield takes that same pride in the way its defense has been playing, and the Westerners even have their own defensive nickname...
Ugly...and in the playoffs (10/22/07)
It sure wasn’t pretty, but Le Mars Community got the job done. The Bulldogs turned the ball over four times, had two extra points and a punt blocked and still managed to hold off Denison-Schleswig 20-14 Friday at Jim Lorenzen Field. The win locked up the second playoff berth out of Class 3A District 1 for Le Mars behind first-place Sioux City Heelan and qualified the Bulldogs for the postseason for the ninth time in 11 years...
Hinton beats West Sioux, still alive for playoffs (10/22/07)
Hinton’s drive to the postseason is still alive, as the Blackhawks beat West Sioux 28-14 Friday night. With one game remaining in the regular season, Hinton is tied with Akron-Westfield atop the Class 1A District 1 standings, with both teams sporting 4-2 league records...
Hinton beats West Sioux, still alive for playoffs (10/22/07)
Hinton’s drive to the postseason is still alive, as the Blackhawks beat West Sioux 28-14 Friday night. With one game remaining in the regular season, Hinton is tied with Akron-Westfield atop the Class 1A District 1 standings, with both teams sporting 4-2 league records...
St. Mary’s knocks off No. 10 H-LP, 42-36 (10/22/07)
The Remsen St. Mary’s football team dethroned a potential district champ Friday, beating Eight Man No. 10 Harris-Lake Park 42-36 in Remsen. The Wolves were 4-0 in the district coming into their showdown with RSM and are now clinging to the second playoff spot in District 3...
Eagles overpower Panthers, 48-13 (10/22/07)
District champion Lawton-Bronson rolled up 427 yards of total offense and took advantage of two special teams miscues in dealing the Kingsley-Pierson football team a 48-13 loss Friday in Kingsley. It was the third straight loss for the Panthers, who slipped to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in Class A District 1...
Rockets rip Spalding in regular-season finale, 46-22 (10/22/07)
Redemption was on Remsen-Union’s mind Friday as it wrapped the 2007 football season against Spalding Catholic on the road in Granville. The Rockets dropped their season opener to the Spartans 22-14 and were out to not only avenge that loss, but lock up their fourth consecutive winning season since moving to 8-man football. R-U did both, rolling past Spalding 46-22 to finish the year 5-4...
Violetta L. Bollmeyer (10/22/07)
Violetta L. Bollmeyer, 98, of Hinton, passed away peacefully Friday Oct. 19, 2007, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. The former Violetta Louise Kasch was born Oct. 1, 1909, in McCausland, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Martha Kasch. She graduated from Oto High School. After graduation she attended Morningside College in Sioux City where she earned her Teaching Certificate. She taught at Miller #7 Country School in 1929...
Daniel C. Hoffa (10/22/07)
Daniel C. Hoffa, 84, of Le Mars, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. at his home in Le Mars. Daniel Christopher Hoffa was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Grundy County, Iowa the son of Jacob D. and Minnie (Boike) Hoffa. At the age of 15, Dan graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1939. ...
Snow forecast? Get the car off the street (10/22/07)
If you leave your vehicle on the street this winter during a snowstorm, and happened to be on the wrong side of the street, get ready to pay for the space. Last week, the Le Mars City Council approved quintupling fines for violations of the city’s odd-even parking ordinance. Raising the fine from $5 per violation to $25...
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