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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Pioneer Village Christmas (12/26/07)
Immigration, ag issues predicted to be hot topics at caucuses (12/26/07)
It's a close race on both sides. Neither the Republican nor the Democratic county chairmen are willing to predict the outcome of the Jan. 3 caucus regarding the presidential candidates, but they are foreseeing a few hot issues that will come up before the night is over...
Le Mars woman's masterpiece places at art contest (12/26/07)
Evelyn Weber recently took second place in an art contest that she did not even know she was going to be entered in. Weber, a resident of Park Place Estates in Le Mars, has a knack for creating masterful crocheted art pieces but she never thought she would receive any awards for her creative work...
Christmas snow blankets Plymouth County (12/26/07)
"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas/Just like the ones I used to know." For many people, having a "White Christmas" became a reality as a blustery snowstorm blacked out thousands of homes and businesses Monday and caused airport delays across the upper midwest...
Have a Happy and Healthy Holidays (12/26/07)
The holidays are here, which means family, festivities and FOOD! But it does not have to mean gaining a sackful of weight. The key to a healthy holiday season is balance eating and exercise while moderating food consumption. Let someone else obtain the 'bowl full of jelly' belly this December and instead spend your holidays healthy and active...
MidAmerican wants to make sure your meters are clear of ice and snow (12/26/07)
As a result of the severe weather on Christmas, MidAmerican Energy Company is reminding customers of the importance of keeping electric an natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Accumulations of snow and ice can interrupt your natural gas supply, make it difficult for MidAmerican Energy to get accurate natural gas or electric meter readings, and it also can create a potentially unsafe situation for meter readers...
RSM falls to West Sioux in WEC battle (12/26/07)
The Remsen St. Mary's Hawks fell to the West Sioux Falcons Friday night in a War Eagle Conference matchup. With the 65-36 win, the Falcons improve to 8-1 and 1-1 in the WEC while the Hawks drop to 0-8 overall and 0-4 in conference play. "We need to remember that the first time we played this team [this season], we only scored 17 points," said Coach Brad Galheer. "We made dramatic improvements."...
Marvin L. Baldwin (12/26/07)
Marvin Leroy Baldwin, 91 of Grand Junction, Colo.,, 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. ...
Kenneth D. Fokken (12/26/07)
Kenneth D. Fokken, 79, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Sioux City. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Rohde - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Kenneth's family with funeral arrangements...
Thomas L. Mitchell (12/26/07)
Thomas "Tom" Lloyd Mitchell, 82, of Le Mars, 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. ...
Helen Harms (12/26/07)
Helen Harms, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday Dec. 24, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital. The former Helen Iona Andersen was born Jan. 1, 1922 on a farm north of Le Mars, the daughter of Ole D. and Charlotte (Kloster) Andersen. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1941 and then received her teaching degree from Westmar College in Le Mars. ...
Amber and Todd Kowalke (12/26/07)
Amber Hall and Todd Kowalke were united in marriage on Sept. 1, 2007 at Christ United Methodist Church in Davenport. Todd is the son of Lynda Kowalke and Dennis Kowalke of Le Mars and Amber is the daughter of Bart and Holly Hall of Davenport. After a wedding trip to Aruba the couple resides in Davenport...
Lisa and Mike Casper (12/26/07)
Lisa Keller and Mike Casper exchanged marriage vows Aug. 25, 2007, at Willard Street United Methodist Church in Ottumwa. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Linda Keller of Ottumwa. The bridegroom is the son of Doug and Jeanette Casper, Hinton. Sara Keller served as maid of honor, with Melinda Anderson and Mary Casper as bridesmaids. Lexi Carstensen was flowergirl...
Jennifer and Matthew Steichen (12/26/07)
Jennifer Schneider and Matthew Steichen were united in marriage Aug. 18, 2007, at Pax Christi Church in Eden Prairie, Minn. Jennifer, the daughter of Patrick and Charlotte Schneider of Bloomington, Minn., is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and is currently employed as an instructional paraprofessional at Normandale Hills Elementary in Bloomington...
Dixon-Miller (12/26/07)
Bryna Dixon and Bradley MIller of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Bryna is the daughter of Cal and Dee Dixon of Gering, Neb., and Bradley is son of Mark and Carol Miller of Le Mars. The couple is planning a 6:30 p.m. ceremony on March 15, 2008, at United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, Neb. The reception will follow at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Scottsbluff...
Adri and Gene Ruisch (12/26/07)
Gene and Adri Ruisch of Le Mars will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house, hosted by their children and grandchildren. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Rejoice! Community Church, 1320 Third Ave. S.E., Le Mars. Cards may be sent to them at 201 11th St. S.W., Le Mars, Iowa 51031. The couple request no gifts...
Thanks, Virgil (12/26/07)
Being an elected official is not a very glamourous position. In small towns, where everyone knows everyone, it can be a very demanding position and a truly thankless task. Especially the mayor's position, considered to be the CEO of the community and the "go to" guy for everything, including the complaint department...
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