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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2007

P.A.L.S. clients create works of art using bricks and their imaginations (12/05/07)
Have you ever wished you had a sign in front of your home with the colors and name of your favorite team? Or how about bricks painted of your favorite colors? Or you could have a greeting like "Welcome friends." Can you see an angel, kitty, snowman, or Santa? Your imagination could create something you would be proud to place in your yard and/or by your outside door...
After 35 years, Warner passes the baton in hospital's radiology (12/05/07)
From hand-developed film to digital images. From one room to a whole department. Radiology at Floyd Valley Hospital has seen change in the past, but there's another transition ahead for the department, and this one is going to have to do with people...
Council approves new solid waste agreement (12/05/07)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday approved a new five-year agreement with Van's Sanitation for solid waste collection. The agreement, to run from Jan. 31, 2010 through Jan. 1, 2014, includes a $4.65 month fee for once-a-week residential pick-up as well as for collection of the "Blue Bags" and "Recyclable Tote" materials at no extra fee...
FVH, Medical Associates sponsor holiday lighting contest (12/05/07)
Nominations for the first annual Floyd Valley Hospital Holiday Lighting Contest, co-sponsored by Medical Associates, P.C., are now being sought, so deck the halls, er, house, with all its Christmas glitter. Eligible properties must be located in or within two miles of the Le Mars city limits. Entry form and rules may be picked up at the Floyd Valley Hospital's reception desk from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Entries must be submitted by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12...
Winner of Craig special election still not known (12/05/07)
Two provisional ballots will tell who the victor will be in the special runoff election held in Craig Tuesday, says Plymouth County deputy auditor Cheri Nitzschke. In November, Craig residents sent David De Boom, Glenn R. Moller, Dean Oloff and Owen Smith to serve as city council members...
Land sale public hearing is Dec. 18 (12/05/07)
The Le Mars City Council decided Tuesday that a public hearing on the sale of the North Water Plant lot on First Avenue Northeast, will be set for noon Dec. 18. A former Le Mars couple, Al and Rosalie Lade, now living in California, have offered to purchase the property for $25,000 as a residential site...
Agriculturally Speaking (12/05/07)
West Sioux surges past Gehlen, 62-33 (12/05/07)
The first two quarters went according to plan for Marty Kurth and the Gehlen girls. The Lady Jays were down by just six at halftime before West Sioux turned on the jets in the second half to pull away for a 62-33 win. After playing well at the end of their last game against Unity Christian, the Jays were anxious to see if that could continue against another strong opponent...
Jays clip West Sioux in OT (12/05/07)
Opening the season with a lopsided win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn was nothing for the Gehlen Catholic boys basketball team to get worked up about. Defeating defending conference champion West Sioux 47-46 in overtime Tuesday was. The Jays outscored the Falcons 6-5 in the overtime period, hanging on in a wire-to-wire slugfest between conference contenders...
Lady Bulldogs on the board in the Lakes (12/05/07)
The Le Mars girls basketball team put on what might be its most impressive performance of the season so far, beating Cherokee 62-48 Tuesday in Le Mars. Cassie Lassen and Jordan Heidebrink both recorded double-doubles as the Lady Bulldogs took control in the second half to win going away...
Rockets run out of gas against RV (12/05/07)
River Valley outscored Remsen-Union 17-7 over the final eight minutes to pull away for a 54-37 win in Maple Valley Conference boys basketball action Tuesday in Remsen. The Rockets actually led the game 14-13 after the first quarter, but the Wolverines made a charge and took the lead 28-23 into halftime. It was still just a seven-point River Valley lead to open the fourth when things fell apart for R-U...
Hawks have no answer for BCIG's Redenius (12/05/07)
Hannah Redenius poured in a game-high 30 points as Battle Creek/Ida Grove rolled past Remsen St. Mary's 64-35 in non-conference girls basketball play Monday in Remsen. Redenius came into the game averaging over 30 points per contest and abused the Hawks in the paint, also knocking down 9-of-11 free throws...
Lady Rockets slip to 0-5 with loss to River Valley (12/05/07)
River Valley raced to a 10-0 lead out of the gates and held on to beat Remsen-Union 54-35 in Maple Valley Conference girls basketball play Tuesday in Remsen. After falling behind by 10 at the start, the Lady Rockets outscored River Valley 6-4 the rest of the first quarter but could never quite catch all the way up. It's been that way in the majority of R-U's games this season, coach Nick Fynaardt said...
Hinton grapplers fall to Sioux Center, MMC (12/05/07)
Fresh off being shut out at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Duals over the weekend, Hinton's wrestling team found Sioux Center and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn equally unaccommodating. The Blackhawks hosted both the Eagles and the Warriors Monday and dropped both duals, remaining winless on the season through two dates...
D. Elaine Bartels (12/05/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- D. Elaine (Groepper) Bartels, 70, of Omaha, Neb., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in Omaha. D. Elaine Bartels was born March 17, 1937, in Cushing. She was a longtime educator in Iowa and Nebraska. Survivors include her husband, Al Bartels; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Penny Bartels; a grandson, Jordan Bartels; a niece, Brenda (Tony) Pignataro; a nephew, Michael Bullock; a great-nephew, Steven Pignataro; a great -niece, Shannon (Nick) Birkle; aunts, Freida Brosamle and Hazel Wonder; and many cousins.. ...
Carolyn Landis (12/05/07)
Carolyn Landis, 65, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at her home after a lengthy battle with health issues. Carolyn Mae Cooper was born Jan. 25, 1942, at Castana, the daughter of Elzie and Thelma (Benson) Cooper. Her family moved to Charter Oak in 1948 and back to Castana in 1958 where she graduated from high school in 1960. Carolyn was united in marriage to James R. Landis on Sept. 23, 1972, in Le Mars. Carolyn worked for various businesses in Le Mars throughout the years...
Alisha and Brian Plueger (12/05/07)
Alisha Ruhland and Brian Plueger were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Roger Linnan officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Alisha is the daughter of Glenn and Alice Ruhland of Le Mars. The bridegroom is the son of Dennis and Marilyn Plueger of Le Mars...
Kerri and Scott Hoffman (12/05/07)
Kerri Ann Penne and Scott Paul Hoffman of Merrill were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 2007, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. James Tigges officiated the 6 p.m. single ring ceremony. Kerri is the daughter of Kim and Malea Penne of Le Mars and Scott is the son of Dave and Mary Kay Hoffman of Le Mars...
The most wonderful time of the year (12/05/07)
The wintry mix of weather we received over the weekend was a not so gentle reminder that Christmas is less than three weeks away. Weather forecasts are calling for more snow or rain or sleet or ice this weekend, but that's two days away, and a lot can happen in 48 hours, meteorologically speaking...
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