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Stories from Friday, November 23, 2007

LCHS band students selected for NW Iowa High School Honor Band Festival (11/23/07)
Twenty-three Le Mars Community High School band students have been selected to perform at the 54th Northwest Iowa High School Honor Band Festival to be held Jan. 5 at Morningside College in Sioux City. Students accepted were: Katherine Robotham, Morgan McMurray, Jill Ahlers, Hannah Barrett, clarinet; Brian Hughes, oboe; Adam Curry, bassoon; Megan Dunn, alto saxophone; David King, baritone Saxophone; Sam Leonard, Kristin Ahlers, Palani Permeswaran, Katelyn Ewing, Horn; Ryan Sitzman, Kevin Ohrlund, Nathan Hettinger, trumpet; Jeff Burwitz, Nathan Young, Sam Schroeder, trombone; Jordan Freking, euphonium; Dusty Pick, Kris Ohrlund, tuba; and Jessica Kelly, percussion.. ...
Council okays Armel Acres water/sewer agreement (11/23/07)
The city of Le Mars, under a pending agreement with Armel Acres mobile home park, will soon have additional bargaining power in collection of past-due water bills of park residents. City Council members Tuesday gave Bill Cole, finance direction, the authorization needed to finalize negotiations with Armel Acres, Inc. for the agreement to replace a 20 year policy...
Pride Group decides to wait on new facility (11/23/07)
After weeks of discussion and talks of trading property with the county, Pride Group is pushing back their plans to build a new residential facility. Their current 50-person residential facility (RCF) is on Highway 3 at the northeast edge of Le Mars, but they have been in negotiations with the county for assistance in building a more modern and private facility. ...
City accepts joint urban renewal bond certification (11/23/07)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday took action to accept certification of bond debt as necessary to qualify for the joint county/city urban renewal TIF funding. The action comes following a Monday meeting of the Joint Urban Renewal Advisory Board recommending certification of the following...
A time to laugh and a time to mourn: When the holidays hit hard (11/23/07)
Bright lights, cheery music, loud family gatherings and festive meals -- people count the days until the holidays. But not everyone. For some people, holidays are one of the hardest times. They bring reminders of loss. "Holidays are particularly hard on those who've lost a loved one," said Margie Moir, a therapist who leads grief counseling classes in Le Mars. ...
Lady 'Dogs off to rough start (11/23/07)
For a young Le Mars Community girls basketball team, at Class 3A No. 4-ranked Spencer was probably not the best place to start the year. The Lady Bulldogs had 25 turnovers and shot just 12-for-37 from the field, falling to the Tigers 82-31 in a Lakes Conference and season tipoff...
Cold shooting sends K-P girls to loss in season opener (11/23/07)
As season debuts go, Kingsley-Pierson's could have been better. The Lady Panthers opened the basketball season on the road Tuesday in Onawa, falling to host West Monona 67-44. Dry spells both to start the game and out of halftime were a big part of the loss for K-P, which shot 17-for-57 on the night...
Quintessence Marie Jackson (11/23/07)
Quintessence Marie Jackson, newborn daughter of Jason and Tracy Luchtel-Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Quintessence's family with funeral arrangements...
Richard E. Albert (11/23/07)
Richard E. Albert, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Richard Eugene Albert was born March 26, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Charles and Gertrude (VanderMeer) Albert. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1942. In March of 1943, Richard enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II until receiving his honorable discharge. He returned to Le Mars and began his career in auto parts sales...
Keep your humanity while shopping (11/23/07)
If you were among the millions that got up today in the dark, braved the crowds and were able to snare whatever bargain you were seeking, congratulations, you survived "Black Friday." No small feat, considering the discounts that retailers offer at outrageous hours of the early morning. We hope you get a chance to rest up over the weekend. It's hard work keeping the economy going...
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