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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bakery owners mark one year of long johns and love (12/06/07)
Survivor has nothing on these guys. The Marines have nothing on these guys. Thirteen hour work nights. Hot ovens. 50-pound bags of flour and sugar. Four or five hours of sleep. Oh, and did we mention they're newlyweds? Still, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with all the doughnuts frosted, all the buns delivered, all the candy shelved, Chris and Jessica Steffens are cheerfully greeting customers at their shop, the Vander Meer Bakery in downtown Le Mars. ...
LCEA proposes 6.3% salary increase for the 2008-09 master contract (12/06/07)
The Le Mars Community Education Association presented their initial bargaining proposal, a 6.3 percent salary increase for the 2008-09 Master Contract, to members of the Le Mars Community Schools bargaining team Dec. 3 at a 5 p.m. meeting. In their initial proposal, the Le Mars Community Education Association's team proposes an increase in base salary of $1,290 from $29,510 to $30,800, a 6.3 percent increase over the 2007-2008 Master Contract...
'Pie-in-the-sky' ideas? Nah, Pizza Ranch new owners insist it'll be business as usual (12/06/07)
The exterior of Pizza Ranch may look a little bit different. And so does the interior. And there may be a couple of new owners at the helm. But, according to Mike Middendorp, that's all that is going to change to the downtown Le Mars business. "We're done with the changes," he smiles. "and now we wanna rock!"...
Odd/even parking in effect (12/06/07)
Snow is tumbling down, and the City of Le Mars is reminding residents that the odd/even parking is in effect. The parking ordinance states that from Nov. 1 to April 1, people can park on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even-numbered days. The "calendar day" begins at 6 p.m. the previous day...
Three needed to help select LOST grants (12/06/07)
People will be needed to help decide how to dole out Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenue throughout the county this year. Three positions on the LOST advisory board need to be filled for the 2008 awards process. Those seats represent District 2, 3 and 4...
City takes over Business 75 (12/06/07)
There was no torch or baton that switched hands, but the city officially took over jurisdiction of Business Highway 75 from the state last week. At noon last Monday, Business Highway 75 from Highway 3 all the way to the connection to the new Highway 75 bypass officially went from being a state-maintained highway to a city street. The city also took over a small segment of road from the bypass to Keystone Avenue near the Wells' Dairy corporate offices southwest of Le Mars...
Westerner grapplers get two wins in South Dakota (12/06/07)
The Akron-Westfield wrestling team stole across the boarder into South Dakota to pick up a pair of dual wins Tuesday in Beresford, rolling over host Beresford and Dakota Valley. Following up a 2-2 showing at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Duals, the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Westerners were in need of someone to pound on. Both South Dakota teams seemed more than willing to oblige...
Hinton comes back against A-W (12/06/07)
After seeing his team struggle on the defensive end in the first quarter of their game against Akron-Westfield, Hinton coach Joel Small made a change. Switching defenses, Small's team charged out of the gate to start the second quarter turning a 10 point deficit quickly into a 48-37 win...
Akron-Westfield hands Hinton first loss of season, 59-55 (12/06/07)
With the Hinton boys basketball team struggling on both ends of the floor, Akron-Westfield was able to squeak out a 59-55 win in Hinton Tuesday. "We had a total breakdown on offense," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said. "We weren't patient and we didn't execute well. We just weren't all on the same page."...
Bulldogs drop duals at SB-L (12/06/07)
Coming off a fourth-place finish at the season-opening Wildcat Invitational in Humboldt, Le Mars Community's wrestling team had some confidence. The Bulldogs did little to alter their image of a team on the rise Tuesday, battling Sergeant Bluff-Luton and South Sioux City in a pair of dual losses...
Slow start puts Kingsley-Pierson in too much of a hole, falls 66-54 (12/06/07)
Kingsley-Pierson has seen a trend of starting games slowly and that continued Tuesday against Odebolt-Arthur. The Panthers got down 9-0 at the start of the game and were trailing by 13 at the half on the way to a 66-54 loss. With the slow starts K-P has been able to play stronger as the game went on and it put together a 14-0 run to start the second half, even taking a 38-37 lead in the third quarter...
Harold A. Kaiser (12/06/07)
Harold A. Kaiser, 95, of Sioux City, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Harold Kaiser was born June 24, 1912, in Plymouth County, Merrill, the son of Albert and Louise (Prince) Kaiser. He married Helen Mary Johnson on Sept. 26, 1940, in Sioux City. She died Sept. 5, 2000, in Sioux City. After their marriage, the couple farmed near Merrill. In 1985, they moved to Sioux City following his retirement. His wife Helen died Sept. 5, 2000...
Carolyn Landis (12/06/07)
Carolyn Landis, 65, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at her home after a lengthy battle with health issues. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars with Pastor Casey Kleeman of the Le Mars Church of Christ officiating. ...
Sacking Santa? You're kidding, right? (12/06/07)
Johnny Carson, rest his soul, made a very good living for a number of years reading the daily newspaper and simply making observations, comments and even the occasional joke about current events. His successors, Jay Leno and David Letterman (yes, I think Letterman should have gotten the gig and is, in my opinion, Carson's "heir") have done the same, but no one did it as well as Johnny. ...
Recycling is a win-win-win situation (12/06/07)
This week, the Le Mars City Council approved a new five year agreement with Van's Sanitation for solid waste collection. The agreement will run through 2013 and allows for collection of recyclables at no additional cost to the city. The blue bag recycling program continues to evolve and pay multiple dividends to all involved. ...
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