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Stories from Monday, January 14, 2008

Petition filed for LCS instructional support program election (01/14/08)
Voters in the Le Mars Community School District will have to decide whether to allow the district to use a state financial support program that involves property tax. A petition for a vote on the Le Mars Community Schools' participation in the Iowa Instructional Support Program has been filed with the district's board secretary. More than 160 Le Mars Community School district residents signed the petition, which was filed Wednesday. One hundred signatures were needed to call for the vote...
The Great Cookie Kick-Off (01/14/08)
Lightsavers offer young view on how to save energy at museum (01/14/08)
They built a robot -- out of Legos. They scouted out the museum to find ways to make it more energy efficient. They wear Jedi robes and call themselves the Lightsavers. Now this local group of 9-14 year olds are heading to Ames to present the results in a statewide contest with around 70 other teams of students -- Iowa's FIRST Lego League Championship...
Floyd Valley starts year with baby boom (01/14/08)
If you thought the baby boom only happened after World War II, Floyd Valley Hospital has some news for you. They've started 2008 with nine babies in nine days and it has left their staff barely able to keep up. At that pace, they are on track to easily out pace the totals from the previous three years...
Going green by first going blue (01/14/08)
If the hip new national fad is to 'go green' and be a bit more environmentally conscious, Le Mars is bucking the trend a little bit. It's not that recycling isn't being encouraged in Le Mars, it's just that the city is wanting the residents to instead 'go blue' first. And by blue, they mean the blue recycling totes that are available for use by residents for everyday recyclables...
Lady Westerners rip Gehlen girls (01/14/08)
The Akron-Westfield girls took out Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars Friday night. The Lady Westerners won the War Eagle Conference game 61-39. A-W sunk an amazing 44 points in the first half alone, all the while allowing the Lady Jays to record only 11 points...
A-W boys sweep season series with Gehlen (01/14/08)
It was a rare sight at Le Mars Gehlen on Friday night as the scoreboard read 60-42 in favor of Akron-Westfield, giving the Westerners their first season sweep of the Jays in a few years. A-W set the tempo of the game and it paid off in the first quarter as the Westerners led 17-6 early and led 36-16 at the half...
Game-winner falls short in Rocket loss to Wildcats (01/14/08)
Just a few nights after absolutely throttling Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, the Remsen-Union Rockets found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard on Friday night as they fell to Woodbury Central 56-54 in Moville. After being down early in the first half 10-2, the Rockets rallied to take the lead in the first half. ...
Lady Rockets lose big to 1A No. 10 WC (01/14/08)
The Remsen-Union girls fell to Class 1A No. 10 Woodbury Central Friday night, 65-23. The Lady Rockets held their own throughout the first half, playing up to the level of their tough competition. "In the first half, we played really hard and real aggressive," said Coach Nick Fynaardt...
Lady 'Dogs battle in Lakes loss to 3A No. 4 Spencer (01/14/08)
In a Lakes Conference battle against Spencer, ranked fourth in Class 3A, the Le Mars girls played tough and battled to the end. But in the end, the Lady Bulldogs fell 55-28. "From the first game of the season, going up there and getting beat 82-31, we've come a long ways," said Coach Barry Borchers of the girls' November 20 loss at Spencer. "We still ended up getting beat by 20, but that at least shows improvement from the start of the season until now."...
3A No. 9 Spencer holds off Le Mars boys, 56-55 (01/14/08)
A furious fourth-quarter rally fell one point short for the Le Mars Community boys basketball team in a 56-55 loss to Class 3A No. 9-ranked Spencer Friday at Carey Gymnasium. After trailing by as much as 16 points in the third quarter, the Bulldogs actually took a one-point lead at 55-54 with one minute to play in the game. Spencer's Nolan Goeken then hit what would be the game-winning basket with under 30 seconds to play, giving Spencer the 56-55 lead...
Bulldog grapplers fifth at own invite (01/14/08)
Too many early-round losses kept the Le Mars Community wrestling team from climbing higher than fifth place in the final standings of its own Le Mars Invitational Saturday at Carey Gymnasium. The Bulldog varsity wrestlers were 6-7 overall in first matches, making it difficult to contend with the likes of eventual meet champion Sioux City North...
Pirates hand K-P boys 20-point home loss (01/14/08)
After playing most of their games on the road last week, the Kingsley-Pierson Panthers were hpoing to use home-court advantage to get their first win in 2008. Unfortunately, the home floor wasn't much help as the Panthers were tamed by Galva-Holstein in a 59-39 conference loss...
Schaeuble double-double keys K-P win (01/14/08)
The Kingsley-Pierson girls celebrated their fourth win of the season Friday night, knocking off Galva-Holstein 55-48. With the win, the Lady Panthers improve to 4-8 on the season with a 4-3 Maple Valley Conference record while the Pirates fall to 5-6 and 2-5 in the MVC...
Dr. Edward Ehizojie Oamen (01/14/08)
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Dr. Edward Ehizojie Oamen, Ph.D., of Newburgh, Ind., and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Evansville, Ind., with the Rev. ...
Show me the money (01/14/08)
The Iowa Legislature began their 2008 session today with the usual pomp and ritual that accompanies the January opening. Colleagues have a chance to catch up, speeches are made and the pundits begin speculation on what will get accomplished. Our prediction? Not a whole lot, unfortunately...
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