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Stories from Monday, December 31, 2007

Jill Biden stumps for her husband in Le Mars (12/31/07)
Wayne and June Marty of Le Mars remember seeing Joe Biden many years ago at a political event. They remember that he was especially good at flipping pancakes. "He doesn't do that at home," laughed Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Delaware Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden during a brief visit with local residents on Saturday morning at the Family Table Restaurant in Le Mars...
Nintendo Wii making waves at nursing homes (12/31/07)
Your 13-year-old son wasn't the only one with a Nintendo Wii on his Christmas wishlist. Area assisted living and nursing homes can't wait to get their hands on the game system. Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars just got one, and the residents are dabbling in video games like bowling and tennis...
Stressing unique qualifications, Romney campaigns in Le Mars (12/31/07)
On the first day of his four-day "Strong America" bus tour through the Hawkeye State, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney quoted Yogi Berra. "It's tough to make prediction," the Republican presidential candidate told a group of 150 boxed into Le Mars' Ice Cream Capital of the World Ice Cream Parlor Friday, "especially about the future."...
Dodd touts record of results during stop in Le Mars (12/31/07)
If Chris Dodd has learned one thing about campaigning for President in Iowa, it's that Iowans take a long time to make up their decision about who to vote for. "I courted my wife Jackie and got a marriage proposal in less time than I've spent campaigning here in Iowa," laughed Dodd during a Sunday morning visit to 4 Brothers Bar and Grill in Le Mars where nearly 25 activists, supporters and on-lookers listened to and met with the senior Senator from Connecticut...
No Daily Sentinel New Year's Day (12/31/07)
There will be no issue of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel published Jan. 1, 2008, due to the New Year's Day holiday. All Le Mars City offices will be closed Jan. 1. All offices at the Plymouth County Courthouse will be closed Jan. 1.
Le Mars 19-year-old killed in collision (12/31/07)
A Le Mars man died from injuries in from a head-on collision Saturday just east of Hinton that ended up involving three vehicles and six people. Dustin Donald Nelson, 19, of Le Mars was heading west on County Road C-60 west of Juniper Avenue at about 8:20 p.m. when his 1996 Chevrolet Camaro crossed the center line near the crest of a hill on snow-packed, icy roads...
Top Ten Stories of 2007 (12/31/07)
Editor's Note: Looking back over 2007, the Daily Sentinel staff picked out the top 10 impact stories for the year. We'll run the first half today and finish with the top five stories in our first edition of the new year on Jan. 2. 10) Indoor Aquatic Center opens in former Westmar gym...
Stories of the Year: RSM plays in first state baseball tourney in over 20 years (12/31/07)
1985 was a year of firsts in American history. DNA was first used to try the accused in criminal cases and the first blood test to test AIDS was given. Heck, former President Reagan met Soviet leader Gorbachev and Coca-Cola released "New Coke." However, it was also a year of lasts, including the last time that the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team had been to the state tournament...
Stories of the Year: Bulldogs make state for ninth time in 11 seasons (12/31/07)
After watching the New England Patriots cap a perfect regular season by going 16-0, some are wondering if the Patriots are one of the most successful dynasties of the past few decades. However, instead of traveling thousands of miles to the frigid New England states, one can take pride in a local team with the same winning attitude. The LeMars Bulldog football team has put a stamp on their claim as being one of Iowa's most consistent and best football teams and this past year was no different...
Dolores M. Letsche (12/31/07)
Dolores M. Letsche, 94, of Marcus, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Dolores Marie Letsche was born Dec. 1, 1913, the daughter of Frank T. and Elizabeth (Nacke) Kass. She was raised on a farm in Plymouth County near Remsen, and attended rural school close to her home...
Dorothy C. Lubben (12/31/07)
Dorothy C. Lubben, 74, of Brunsville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at her home. Dorothy Cecelia Willer was born on July 20, 1933 on the family farm in Washington Township, the daughter of John and Katherine (Papritz) Willer. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Dustin D. Nelson (12/31/07)
Dustin D. Nelson, 19, of Le Mars died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Better living through playing (12/31/07)
For years, parents and public health officials have been bemoaning the trend of young people spending hours in front of a television or computer screen, watching television, surfing the Internet or playing video games. Wellness advocates have been urging children to go outside and get some exercise, experience "actual" reality instead of "virtual" reality...
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