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Stories from Monday, December 3, 2007

Le Mars digs out from ice, sleet and snow after first significant storm of the season (12/03/07)
"Slip, sliding away" may be, for many, merely a Simon and Garfunkle song, but for those traveling in Plymouth County Saturday, it became a reality as Le Mars found itself in the season's first ice and snow storm. The storm began with snow shortly after 4 a.m., Saturday. The snow subsided into a mixture of sleet, rain, ice pellets by sunrise...
Snowday? Check your cell phone or email (12/03/07)
Watching the snow and wondering whether your children have school or not? Just check your cell phone or email, thanks to a service Le Mars Community School subscribes to: SNOWCAP. When LCS and Gehlen Catholic School delay or cancel classes, LCS superintendent Todd Wendt immediately submits the announcement to SNOWCAP, which stands for Secure Notifications Of Weather/Urgent Cancellations and Postponements. ...
IML Containers' innovation noted with Venture Award (12/03/07)
A Le Mars manufacturer that puts out millions of plastic package parts each week was honored with an Iowa Venture Award this week in Des Moines. IML Containers Iowa Inc. was one of ten Iowa companies to receive this year's award from the Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) on behalf of Iowa's rural electric cooperatives and member municipal electric systems...
Citizen, Business of Year nominations due Dec. 7 (12/03/07)
Nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year are due to the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The awards will be presented during the Chamber Annual Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper commons...
Three zoning cases against Brower dropped (12/03/07)
A judge decided that the property of a rural Plymouth County man is not in violation of zoning codes, and the county dropped more than 1,000 counts of zoning violation against him. Joshua Brower, whose land along Highway 3 about 10 miles west of Le Mars has been the subject of dispute for more than two years, no longer faces 335 counts each of maintaining a manufacturing operation in an agricultural-rural residential district, operating a retail trade or business in an agricultural-rural residential district, and knowingly and willfully keeping a site as a junkyard.. ...
Bridges, bridges everywhere (12/03/07)
The two bridges for the rec trail around Le Mars and two more for the Willow Creek Golf Course were delivered last week and are ready for December installation. City Engineer Scott Langel said he is coordinating with metalworkers, concrete crews and drilling people to set up installation dates for the bridges, which have now been moved to their respective locations...
Bulldogs edge Wolverines (12/03/07)
In Dave Irwin's six seasons as head coach at Le Mars this game certainly didn't rank as one of his team's finest. It wasn't polished or fancy, but in the end it was what mattered most -- a win. The Bulldogs escaped Sioux City West with a 40-39 win, using a free throw with 5.8 seconds to play to do it...
Hot shooting West Sioux downs Remsen St. Mary's boys (12/03/07)
The Remsen St. Mary's boys basketball team is finding out the hard way just how tough their early season schedule is. After opening the season with a loss to a strong Hinton team, St. Mary's was on the wrong end of a 60-33 matchup with a West Sioux team that many are picking to take home the War Eagle Conference championship...
No. 5 Lawton- Bronson rolls past R-U girls (12/03/07)
Class 1A No. 5-ranked Lawton-Bronson took an 18-8 lead over visiting Remsen-Union after the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 91-28 win in Maple Valley Conference girls basketball action Friday. The Eagles have five players in double figures on the night, led by Mandy Wagner's game-high 24 points. Katie Sorensen added 21, Jamie Johnson 19, Brooke Williams 12 and Alyssa Brockhaus 11...
Rocket boys fall short vs. L-B, 57-49 (12/03/07)
The Remsen-Union boys basketball team fell victim to a hot shooting Lawton-Bronson team while being unable to knock down those shots themsleves. The result was a 57-49 win for Lawton-Bronson that could have been much worse. The Rockets were just 5-of-25 from the field in the first half, getting down 19-5 after the first quarter and 27-14 at the half...
Turnovers hurt RSM girls vs. West Sioux (12/03/07)
The education of the Remsen St. Mary's girls basketball team continues. After playing Hinton earlier in the week the Hawks faced another stiff conference test by taking on West Sioux. Pressure defense did RSM in as they lost 53-17. "Turnovers killed us," RSM coach Brad Galheer said. "They were good on the press and played very good defense. It was too much for our young players at this point. We got out of what we were supposed to do."...
Free throws help seal win for Gehlen (12/03/07)
Senior point guard Ashley Langel was 6-for-8 from the free-throw line over the final minute to help seal a Gehlen Catholic 51-44 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Friday in War Eagle Conference girls basketball play in Le Mars. Langel was 8-for-10 from the line on the night, leading an overall solid effort by the Lady Jays at the stripe. Gehlen was 17-for-23 for the game - a number coach Marty Kurth was happy to see after a subpar performance in Gehlen's season-opening loss to Unity Christian...
Jays rip Marcus behind 30 from Eric Rohe (12/03/07)
Mike Langel couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. The Gehlen Catholic boys basketball hit the ground running Friday in its season opener, routing Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 69-35 in War Eagle Conference play at Le Mars. The Jays opened the game on a 15-2 run and led 24-11 after the first quarter...
Bulldog sophomores beat West, 57-36 (12/03/07)
The Le Mars Community boys sophomore basketball team evened its season record at 1-1 by knocking off Sioux City West 57-36 Friday night in Sioux City. The Bulldogs held just a 16-13 lead over the Wolverines after the first quarter, but outscored them 16-3 in the second to lead 32-16 at the break...
Milo J. Probst (12/03/07)
Milo J. Probst, 86, of Alton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. JOhn Vakulskas officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Alton, with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd Post 200 American legion...
A vicious circle (12/03/07)
Last week, we reported on the ripple effect that high oil prices continue to have on the prices of nearly everything we purchase, from gasoline to groceries to clothing. All of these items are impacted by oil prices, but a change to a more diverse energy economy with alternative and renewable fuels has driven up the cost of many of the crops grown here, which are raw materials for many items...
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