[Masthead] Fair ~ 75°F  
High: 80°F ~ Low: 70°F
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2007

LCS board looks to instructional support program for funding source (12/12/07)
Since learning of an enrollment drop of 81 students for the 2007-08 school year in October and a total of 110 students in the last two years, Le Mars Community School board of education members and administration have met in two budget workshop sessions to study the impact of the drop in enrollment on the budget...
Foreign investors, water supply play into rising Iowa land value (12/12/07)
$6,150 an acre. In a county that saw high-end land selling for under $4,000 an acre last year, that's a jump. Bruce Brock, who has been in the real estate business for about 30 years and auctioneering for about 25 years, made that $6,150 sale recently. And he said he wasn't too surprised...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity asks Supervisors for $10,000 request (12/12/07)
Approximately 2,122 individuals are helped by Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. every year, the organization's executive director Dick Sievers, told the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, and more than 816 families benefit from their services annually...
CNN interviews residents for caucus story (12/12/07)
Is Plymouth County experiencing a "Huckaboom?" Enquring minds wanna know. Well, actually CNN wanted to know, said Plymouth County Republican chairman Don Kass. "I got a call on Sunday from a CNN producer," he recalls, "saying that they wanted to do a story on likely Iowa caucus goers."...
Supervisors consider vacating 212th Street for possible SmithCo expansion (12/12/07)
The mood was contentious Tuesday when the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors discussed partially vacating 212th Street to make way for a possible expansion of a Le Mars business. After much debate, chairman Jim Henrichs ended the discussion for another time...
Lady Bulldogs fall to Estherville-LC, 46-34 (12/12/07)
It wasn't pretty on either side during the Le Mars-Estherville LC game but in the end the Lady Bulldogs came out on the short side of the draw, losing 46-34. Le Mars trailed the entire way, getting behind thanks to a combination of cold shooting and mistakes...
Blackhawks blast Panthers (12/12/07)
It was as close to perfect as they come for the Hinton boys basketball team as it beat Kingsley-Pierson handily, 99-43. "We got off to a really good start which we hadn't really done in the last few games," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said. "We set a good tone. We were more focused then we have been all season. We came out with some goals for the game and it seemed like we were working hard."...
Hinton girls top K-P for sixth straight win (12/12/07)
A shorthanded Kingsley-Pierson team couldn't keep pace with red hot Hinton Tuesday as the Blackhawks rolled past the Lady Panthers 61-44 in non-conference girls basketball action at Kingsley. K-P was minus starter Ashley Ruba - out with the flu - and Amanda Dirksen, another starter, fell ill during the game...
Jays slip to 2-2 with loss to Sergeant Bluff (12/12/07)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton outscored Gehlen Catholic 18-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-47 win in non-conference boys basketball play Tuesday in Sergeant Bluff. The Jays - now losers of two straight after a 2-0 start - were within five points heading into the fourth quarter, down 47-42, but struggled down the stretch against the Warriors' superior size...
Westerners fall in overtime heartbreaker, 55-54 (12/12/07)
It was a night Akron-Westfield coach Todd Colt would most likely like to forget. His Westerners held a 39-27 lead heading into the fourth quarter but squandered that advantage and lost in overtime to West Sioux, 55-54. West Sioux's Jerod Rankin, who had 17 points on the night, hit a three-pointer with three seconds to play to win the game. A-W's Michael Oetken had a chance to get back the win for the Westerners but his 12-foot jumper at the buzzer rimmed out...
Comeback bid falls short for RSM girls (12/12/07)
Even though it trailed the entire game, the Remsen St. Mary's girls put together a charge that put a scare in Spalding Catholic Tuesday in Remsen. The Lady Hawks lost 40-32 but had a chance to take a lead late in the game after trailing by 11 in the first half...
Lady Jays hampered by turnovers in loss to SBL-L (12/12/07)
It wasn't hard to figure out where the Gehlen Catholic girls basketball team went wrong Tuesday in Sergeant Bluff. The Lady Jays shot over 50 percent from the field and had three players in double figures for the first time all season, but also committed a season-worst 42 turnovers in falling 73-48 to host Sergeant Bluff-Luton...
Ervin C. Criswell (12/12/07)
Ervin C. Criswell, 89, of Le Mars, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at his home. Ervin Charles Criswell was born October 11, 1918 in Le Mars, Iowa to Burton and Esther (Cook) Criswell. Ervin attended country school near Seney. Ervin was united in marriage to Betty Lou Nelson on Oct. ...
Alice M. Hinken (12/12/07)
Alice M. Hinken, 69, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery. ...
LTJG Norman L. Roggow (12/12/07)
LTJG Norman L. Roggow, 26 year old Naval aviator, who was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1967, in Vietnam was recovered and repatriated to the United States and his family for burial in Iowa. Norman Lee Roggow was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Orville and Linda (Beckman) Roggow. ...
David and Gina Christoffel (12/12/07)
Gina Marie Bernardo, Algona, and David Matthew Christoffel, Granville, were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. The Rev. Richard Ball officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. Parents of the bridal couple are Joe and Marilyn Bernardo of Algona and Gary and Carol Christoffel of Granville. Honored guests were Vince and Joan Bernardo of Algona and Arlene Galles of Remsen...
Gorden-Bult (12/12/07)
Ed and Carrie Gorden of Le Mars announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna, to Troy Bult. He is the son of Jerry and Kristi Bult of Hartington, Neb. The couple is planning a Dec. 22, 2007, 3 p.m. wedding at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars., The reception will follow at the Le Mars Convention Center...
Be alert for winter dangers (12/12/07)
Winter weather brings more than colder temperatures, snowstorms and holiday celebrations. It also brings a significantly higher number of residential fires and accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings, tragedies that can be prevented if appropriate safety precautions are in place...
Front cover
December 2007
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar