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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2008

Kirchoff sworn in as mayor of Le Mars (01/03/08)
Sworn in: Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff City Council Elect At Large John Rexwinkel City Council Elect Ward 2 Delana Ihrke Hospital Trustee Elect Larry Petersen Hospital Trustee Elect Bill Rosacker Hospital Trustee Elect Jim Ryan As of 11:45 A.M. on Jan. 2, 2008, Le Mars officially had a new mayor. The beginning of the new year also started a new era of governance for Le Mars as Dick Kirchoff officially took the gavel after being administered his oath of office by Judge Robert Dull of Le Mars...
Ready to lighten up, Le Mars? (01/03/08)
The 2008 Lighten Up Le Mars program is gearing up for a Jan. 16 kickoff for anyone wanting a little extra incentive to get better physical activity and nutrition. The local 100-day program, shaped after the state version Lighten Up Iowa, involves teams of 2-10 people who can set goals, record monthly minutes of exercise and weight loss, win prizes and participate in classes for free after paying the $15 entree fee...
Twelve projects suggested for hotel/motel tax funds (01/03/08)
Le Mars City Council members, inviting public input, will take final action at their Jan. 15 on some $92,641.21 in Hotel/Motel Tax funding recommended for distribution to 12 local organizations and projects. Councilman Rex Knapp, a member of the Hotel/Motel Sales Advisory Board, and presenting the askings at the board's request, told fellow council members at their Wednesday meeting the board was taking a "conservative" approach to the funding while awaiting the final amount of available funds. ...
Council considers raising city fees 3-5 percent (01/03/08)
Community residents awaiting word of the city's fee schedule for city services will be waiting just a bit longer for news of any changes. City council members Wednesday delayed action on the fees until their next session as the result of concern by Councilman Rex Knapp as to not considering fee increases based on presently rising city costs...
Caucus tonight (01/03/08)
Tonight Iowan's will voice their opinion on who should run for election in the presidential race this year. With Iowa's caucuses first in the United States, the rest of the nation is watching what Iowans have to say. Democrats are gathering at their caucus sites at 6:30 p.m. and Republicans at 7 p.m...
Keyes, in Le Mars, says he's 'complete conservative' in GOP race (01/03/08)
Linda Temme of Le Mars said she was looking for a Republican candidate for president that would not be afraid to speak the truth. She has apparently found her man in Alan Keyes. "I think he is wonderful," smiled Temme as she grabbed some of Keyes' literature on her way out the door after hearing the former U.S. Ambassador speak on Tuesday night at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars...
Stories of the Year: Hinton f-ball earns playoff berth (01/03/08)
On Friday night, October 26, the Hinton Blackhawks did all they could for a shot at the state football playoffs--they stomped Sioux Central 44-6. But that's all they could do. The rest was up to West Sioux. Hinton lost to A-W in week seven, 30-22, a double overtime loss, which gave the Westerners a real shot at the playoffs. The Blackhawks defeated West Sioux 28-14 the following week...
Stories of the Year: Area athletes stand out in 2007 (01/03/08)
With so many great moments happening in local sports, it's virtually impossible to mention all of them. Over the past few days, eight stories have gone to print as some of the most memorable stories of the year but it's not done yet. A few more defining sports moments have been selected, in chronological order, as some things to remember about 2007:...
Lorraine H. Henry (01/03/08)
Lorraine J. Henry, 79, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at her home in Kingsley. Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. Pastor Burt Burwell will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date at the Snoma Cemetery near St. ...
Ronald Howe (01/03/08)
Ronald Howe, 52, of rural Hinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Evangelical Church in Hinton. The Rev. David Steinbron will officiate. ...
George Reeves (01/03/08)
George Reeves, 88, of Le Mars, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Leonard Waller of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. ...
Ronald Howe (01/03/08)
Ronald Howe, 52, of rural Hinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Ronald's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Now we can get sick (01/03/08)
Happy New Year! Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2008. I hope you enjoyed your New Year's Eve and that the new year, already three days old, is going well. The hustle and bustle of the Christmas and New Years holidays comes and leaves quickly. The building anticipation and all of the preparations make for a hectic and crazy time. The gatherings with friends and family, church and school programs, along with everyday life, make this time of year very stressful...
Get over it (01/03/08)
Here's one of the last times you will be forced to read about the Iowa Caucuses on this page. The caucuses will be held throughout the state tonight, and tomorrow the winners and losers will be known, and the travelling circus that is the presidential nomination process pulls up stakes and heads east to New Hampshire...
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