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Stories from Monday, December 10, 2007

To Tanzania with love (12/10/07)
Like others in the Tanzanian community he grew up in, Willie Massay was raised in a two-room house with walls made of mud and sticks. From the age of four, he was learning to tend grazing calves. His family had very little in terms of money, food or possessions...
Plymouth County digs out from third storm in a week (12/10/07)
Is Old Man Winter hitting us in a series of threes? Plymouth County was socked with more than four inches of light, fluffy snow Saturday, making it the third wintry storm in a week. The storm, which made its way to Le Mars on Saturday afternoon, forced the delay of several events including the 11th annual Earl Utesch Memorial Children's Parade and the Pioneer Village Christmas, both scheduled for Saturday night...
Edwards' national campaign manager, 'Dukes of Hazzard' Cooter stump in Le Mars (12/10/07)
Dinner wasn't the only thing on the menu at Lally's Eastside Restaurant late Thursday afternoon. Politics was sharing the stage with homemade apple pie at the Le Mars eatery. Former Georgia Congressman Ben "Cooter" Jones and former Michigan Congressman David Bonior were nearing the finish line of a statewide tour of the Hawkeye State, meeting with undecided Iowa caucus goers while stumping for their candidate, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards...
Museum looking at security, kids' cabin (12/10/07)
Building a kids' cabin inside the Plymouth County Historical Museum is among possible future plans, according to museum administrator Judy Bowman, and beefing up the building's security after recent break-ins is already underway. Bowman presented one of the first budget requests to the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors last week, asking for $10,000 for 2007-08, a $3,000 increase from last year...
De Vos and dog duo catch judge's eye (12/10/07)
A Le Mars Community School senior made waves at a national dog show in California. Eighteen-year-old Rile De Vos of Le Mars and Zach, her cairn terrier, competed at Eukanuba at the beginning of this month in Long Beach, Calif. and took home some high honors...
Two killed, eight injured in accident near Maurice (12/10/07)
Two people were killed and eight injured in a three-vehicle collision two miles south of Maurice Saturday, the Sioux County Sheriff's Office reports. Sherry Lynn Harry, 54, Hawarden, was northbound on Highway 75 in a 1999 Dodge Intrepid. She reportedly lost control of her vehicle on the ice and snow-packed highway. Her Intrepid spun into the east ditch...
A-W pulls away from RSM late (12/10/07)
The Remsen St. Mary's boys basketball team doesn't have a winning record right now but that's soon to change. At least that's what Akron-Westfield coach Todd Colt believes. "They are a team on the rise," Colt said. "They're on pace to improve rapidly."...
Balanced attack leads A-W girls over RSM (12/10/07)
A balanced Akron-Westfield attack helped lead the Westerners to a 51-28 victory over Remsen St. Mary's Friday in Akron. Three Westerners scored in double figures, led by Shelby Johnson who scored 12. Jordan Harris had 11 and Mackenzie Heyl added 10...
Late surge lifts SOS over Gehlen (12/10/07)
South O'Brien outscored Gehlen Catholic 15-3 down the stretch to pull out a 50-39 win in War Eagle Conference girls basketball play Friday in Paullina. The Lady Jays led 36-35 with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but could only managed three points the rest of the way...
Rockets recover from slow start, roll in Onawa (12/10/07)
A 71-42 win Friday night over West Monona gives the Remsen-Union boys basketball team a chance for something they haven't been able to accomplish all season - a winning streak. The Rockets are 3-3 on the season but haven't yet won back-to-back games...
'Dogs move to 2-0 in league with win over Spirit Lake (12/10/07)
Going into the season the Le Mars boys' basketball team knew it would be counting on Ty Westphal for much of its offense. Now four games into the season Westphal isn't having to do as much of the work. The senior guard is still getting his points -- 25 of them in a 60-52 win over Spirit Lake -- but he's getting plenty of help...
Lady Bulldogs nearly trip up No. 6 Spirit Lake, 39-33 (12/10/07)
Barry Borchers thinks the Le Mars girls basketball team is very close to being pretty good. A team that entered the season extremely young did some serious growing up Friday night as they hung with No. 6 Spirit Lake almost to the end. The Lady Bulldogs came out on the short end of a 39-33 game but that doesn't take away from how well they played...
K-P girls whip MVAO for first win, 70-42 (12/10/07)
Kingsley-Pierson dominated from start to finish Friday in picking up its first win of the season over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 70-42 in Maple Valley Conference girls basketball play at Kingsley. The Lady Panthers came into the match-up 0-4, desperately needing a win with quite possibly their hardest week of the schedule looming. K-P's upcoming slate includes Hinton, Woodbury Central and Lawton-Bronson in five days' time - a stretch coach Nicole Goodwin said Friday's win will help prepare for...
Rams run over Panthers (12/10/07)
Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto took advantage of 24 Kingsley-Pierson turnovers in scoring a 81-39 win Friday in Maple Valley Conference boys basketball action in Kingsley. The host Panthers trailed just 12-6 after the first quarter, but fell behind 35-14 by the break. The Rams knocked down several 3-pointers in the second quarter to open up the lead, forcing K-P out of its zone defense...
Sizzling shooting leads Hinton to 50-point win (12/10/07)
In all of Joel Small's years of coaching he can't remember a game quite like this one. "We shot the ball about as well as we have as long as I've been coaching," he said of Hinton's performance in its 91-41 win over MMC. The Lady Blackhawks shot over 50 percent from the floor on the game, letting their hot hand and pressure defense lead to a lopsided victory...
R-U stays close but falls to West Monona (12/10/07)
The Remsen-Union girls basketball team was already hurting with the absence of Gina Frerichs. Now the Lady Rockets have another injury to deal with. Cassie Stoos went down with an ankle injury early in the third quarter of R-U's 68-40 loss to West Monona...
Purhmann, Wolverines deal Gehlen Catholic first loss (12/10/07)
Andy Puhrmann knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points as South O'Brien handed Gehlen Catholic its first loss of the season 57-49 Friday in War Eagle Conference play at Paullina. Puhrmann's hot shooting gave the Wolverines a lead of 19 points in the first half, putting the Jays in chase mode the rest of the night...
Ervin C. Criswell (12/10/07)
Ervin C. Criswell, 89, of Le Mars, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Harold Heeren (12/10/07)
Harold Heeren, 77, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at his son's home near Le Mars, following a courageous battle with a long-term illness. Arrangements are pending at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Donald F. Smutzer Sr. (12/10/07)
Donald F. Smutzer Sr., 87, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center. Donald will be cremated and a Memorial Service will follow at a later date. The Rohde - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Donald's family with funeral arrangements...
Winter wonderland complicated by weather (12/10/07)
Well, here we are two weeks away from Christmas Eve. The holiday hustle and bustle of activity for families, churches, schools and numerous other groups and organizations is in full swing. There are some people who will literally be going non-stop for the next two weeks...
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