Clark Elementary celebrates Christmas (12/24/07)
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Clark Elementary celebrates Christmas (12/24/07)
S. Claus greet children at Claussen's (12/24/07)
Here comes Santa Claus. Here comes Santa Claus right down Central Avenue. The classic toy Santa Claus still continues to wave from the Claussen's store window to shoppers and drivers waiting for stoplights to change from red to green, but this Christmas the real St. Nick has been greeting customers and children from inside the Claussen's store as well...
LCS board proposal totals $32,643 in new money for '08-09 contract (12/24/07)
The Le Mars Community Schools board of education negotiation team has made their opening proposal for the 2008-2009 master contract, meeting with Le Mars Education Association's negotiating team Dec. 17. In terms of teacher pay, the board proposes to fund the step movement with no benefit change, amounting to $128,641. This amounts to a 1.25 percent total package cost on $32,643 new money for the 2008-09 school year...
The Christmas Story (12/24/07)
St. Luke 2: 1-20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city...
Democratic caucus location in Craig's Precinct #2 changed (12/24/07)
A sudden closing will cause a change in location for a Democratic caucus site, says Plymouth County Democratic Party chairman Jon Neunaber. "The Democratic Party was informed, late Friday afternoon, that the County Line Bar & Grill in Craig has closed," he explains. "This was the location where Precinct #2, Grant Township was to hold their caucus on Jan. 3."...
County stands behind growing drug court (12/24/07)
A court of peers is holding six people faced with drug charges accountable to getting their lives on track, and more are on the way. Community volunteers on Plymouth County's new drug court, which officially started two months ago, are already meeting with four adults and two juveniles who have been involved in illegal drugs -- cracking down on them, calling them to make better life choices and demanding evidence of those decisions...
Blackhawks thump rival Jays (12/24/07)
Phil Skamser was concerned how his Hinton boys basketball team would respond against rival Gehlen Catholic Friday, having played the night before at Remsen-Union. He didn't have worried. Junior Josh Vander Plaats turned in a career performance and Blackhawks thrashed the Jays 76-40 in War Eagle Conference play at Hinton...
Hinton girls cruise past Gehlen Catholic (12/24/07)
Gehlen Catholic ran into a buzzsaw Friday night. The Lady Jays had played well just two nights before in a loss to Akron-Westfield, but couldn't handle host Hinton's guard tandem of Abby Hageman and Mackenzie Small as the Blackhawks routed Gehlen 77-32 in War Eagle Conference girls basketball action...
SB-L girls end A-W's WEC win streak, 64-50 (12/24/07)
Megan Glisar led three players in double figures with a game-high 21 points as Sergeant Bluff-Luton knocked off Akron-Westfield 64-50 in War Eagle Conference girls basketball play at Sergeant Bluff. The loss was A-W's first in the WEC since the 2004-05 season after winning back-to-back undefeated conference titles the past two years...
Le Mars girls swat E-Hawks (12/24/07)
The Le Mars girls enjoyed a big win over War Eagle Conference rival Emmetsburg on Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs held Emmetsburg to only nine points in the first three quarters and eventually won 39-20. "We were ready to go out and be sharp both offensively and defensively right away," said Coach Barry Borchers...
Bulldog rally falls short in loss to Emmetsburg (12/24/07)
When down by 18 points, most teams would fold and start to sub in their reserves to protect their starters. The LeMars Bulldogs chose to go against that plan of action and it almost paid off in the end in a 60-54 loss at Emmetsburg on Friday night. Coach Dave Irwin's Bulldogs were down early but never gave up on the game. "We started out in a big hole and were down by 14 at half," said Irwin. We pretty much let them do whatever they wanted to do in the first half."...
Marvin L. Baldwin (12/24/07)
Marvin Leroy Baldwin, 91 of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Akron and Le Mars, was reunited with his beloved wife on Monday Dec. 17, 2007, at Larchwood Inns Nursing Home in Grand Junction surrounded by his love ones. Marvin was born in Union County, South Dakota, on May 20, 1916, the son of Oscar Baldwin and Seralda (Heeren) Baldwin. ...
Thomas L. Mitchell (12/24/07)
Thomas "Tom" Lloyd Mitchell died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Thomas lived a rich, vital life. Tom was born in Sioux City on Sept, 18, 1925. He graduated in 1944 from Central High School. While at Central he was involved in choir, opera, Spanish club and football. ...
Christmas is for children of all ages (12/24/07)
Here is the most famous newspaper editorial of all time, reprinted here because it fits the season. As children grow older and wiser, parents inevitably are faced with the question, "Is there a Santa Claus?" When Virginia O'Hanlon asked that question of her parents in 1897, they suggested she write the New York Sun for an answer. ...