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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2007

Harker's exits food distribution business (11/19/07)
LaCrosse, Wisc.-based distributor Reinhart FoodService announced Friday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the distribution business of Harker's Distribution, Inc. Although no one will go on record as to how many Harker's employees will be laid off due to the acquisition, representatives from Western Iowa Tech Community College's Job Training Partners Program and Iowa Workforce Development will be on hand at Harker's on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 29...
Holiday Dollars sell out in an hour-and-a-half (11/19/07)
09:55:00 a.m. In spite of her furrowed brow and fierce determination, Jayne McGuire would not be ordinarily be mistaken for "24"'s Jack Bauer but Saturday, the intrepid Main Street Le Mars director was on a death-defying mission. Her mission: to release more than $15,000 in Holiday Dollars to some of Le Mars' savviest (and sneakiest) seasonal shoppers...
Westmar: Change was happening even before college closed (11/19/07)
(Editor's note: This is the fourth day of a series taking a look, on the tenth anniversary of Westmar's close, at what has happened to the buildings, how its close has continued to impact Le Mars and how people remember the institution.) Maybe the most memorable picture of Westmar's economic impact on Le Mars was the first day the Teikyo students from Japan arrived in town...
Recount means new winner in Westfield election (11/19/07)
A Westfield write-in candidate who called for a recount in the Nov. 6 city council election was found to be a new winner after the votes were re-tallied on Friday. Marion Ross, a write-in candidate for one of two city council seats up for election in Westfield, originally was not announced as one of the winners, but research on Iowa law showed that some votes that weren't counted should have been included...
SmithCo plans for expansion (11/19/07)
A Le Mars company that produces about 800 side-dump trailers each year and employs 179 people is looking to expand. SmithCo Manufacturing, located on C-38 just south of Le Mars, is planning ahead for three possible phases of expansion for their 70,000 sq. ft facility...
2007 Volleyball Season Recaps Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners (8-16) (11/19/07)
Season Statistics Kills Digs Serve Percentage (Min 35 att.) Serve Aces Assists Blocks Serve Receiving War Eagle Conference Standings Marcus-Meridian-Cleghorn 0-9 War Eagle All-Conference First Team Shelby Johnson Second Team Mackenzie Heyl Honorable Mention...
Leverne H. Klemme (11/19/07)
Leverne H. Klemme, 87, of Akron, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, S.D., with the Rev. Jared Rakness officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Lawrence G. Meseck (11/19/07)
Lawrence G. Meseck, 85, of Urbandale, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at the Karen Acres Health Center in Urbandale. Lawrence G. Meseck was born Dec. 20, 1921 in Storm Lake, the son of Arthur and Malinda (Kruse) Meseck. He married Marjorie Lois Widman on Nov. 21, 1943, in Storm Lake...
Maurine A. Niichel (11/19/07)
Maurine A. (Kokenge) Niichel, 93, of Granville, died , Nov. 17, 2007, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, surrounded by her seven children. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville...
Marvin Prins (11/19/07)
Marvin Prins, 69, of Sioux Center, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 in Sioux Center. Marvin Wayne Prins was born March 28, 1938, in Hull, the son of Harry and Elizabeth Prins. He graduated from Sioux Center Community High School. Marv then served in the Air National Guard...
David R. West (11/19/07)
David R. West, 55, of rural Akron, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westfield Community Room in Westfield. Pastor Steve Jewett of New Horizons United Church of Christ in Akron officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the Community room and following the service...
Edward and Mildred Drake (11/19/07)
Mildred and Edward Drake of Le Mars will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 110 Plymouth St. S.W., Le Mars. They request no gifts, please...
Jim and Jeanette Helms (11/19/07)
Jim and Jeanette Helms will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph's Church in Le Mars. This will be followed in the afternoon with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church hall. The couple request no gifts...
Joe and Wilma Ritchie (11/19/07)
Joe and Wilma Ritchie will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, from 1 to 3 p.m. The couple invite their many family and friends to share the day with them. They request no gifts...
Gayland and Selma Small (11/19/07)
Gayland and Selma Small of Akron will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at the Akron Golf Club House. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Your presence is a gift to the couple. Children of the couple are: Tim and LuAnn Clarey of Sioux Falls, S.D., Bob and Kathy Batchelder of Hawarden, Brian and Melia Small of Akron, and Brad and Lori Small of Merrill. The couple have 14 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Westmar University: Gone but never forgotten (11/19/07)
It doesn't seem like it has been a decade since the closure of Westmar University, but a check of the calendar tells us that the anniversary will soon be upon us. The loss of Westmar has left a deep impact on our community, but as our series of the past week has shown, the institution left a powerful lasting impression on many who attended the school, a very fond and profound experience that lingers throughout their lives...
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