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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Christmas at the White House (01/15/08)
I'm sure many of us have fond memories of Christmas parties we've attended at relatives houses with family and friends or the annual Christmas party thrown by our employer, but I don't think many of us can say we have attended a Christmas party not only in our nation's Capital, but in the White House, with President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in attendance...
Bling for Bowser (01/15/08)
A birthday cake that Spot can dig his chops into on his big day? A glitzy faux fur for Fluffy to wear around the neighborhood? A local shop selling locally bred pooches? Dog lovers and pet aficionados alike, you've just died and gone to heaven. Or stepped into Bow Wow Pet Boutique and Bakery, downtown Le Mars' first pet store in at least 15 years, and first pet boutique ever...
LCS board cuts $480,000 from 2008-09 budget (01/15/08)
Three teachers, one central office administrator and 100 hours per week of aide time are part of the budget cuts totaling $480,000 approved by the Le Mars Community school board of education at their regular meeting Monday night. Sixty-six people crowded the audience area to hear the board's final decision...
Proposed gravel pit raises questions (01/15/08)
A proposed gravel pit near Highway 75 and the southern county line has neighbors voicing concerns. Mel Crawford of Sioux City presented plans on Monday to the county zoning board, asking for the rezoning of 62 acres from commercial to industrial so he could pull gravel from it for about five years...
Lighten Up Le Mars kicks off Wednesday (01/15/08)
Day One of Lighten Up Le Mars challenge is Wednesday, beginning the 100-day challenge to exercise more and eat better. Teams of 2-10 can register to participate in the program at one of the three sponsoring organizations: the hospital, the local Iowa State Extension office or the Le Mars YMCA. They can also pick up a team application at any business with a Lighten Up Le Mars poster and return the forms to the hospital, YMCA or ISU Extension office...
Floyd Valley's oncology numbers triple (01/15/08)
Floyd Valley saw a drastic increase in the number of patients receiving chemotherapy treatments through the hospital's Oncology Department in 2007. Approximately 150 chemotherapy patients were treated per month last year, an amount triple to what they've seen in past years...
Panthers sixth at Maple Valley tourney (01/15/08)
Jeff Engle and Sean Bainbridge won individual championships as the Kingsley-Pierson wrestling team finished sixth place overall at the Maple Valley Conference tournament Saturday in Kingsley. Engle and Bainbridge were among three Panthers to reach the finals as senior Dexter Mahrt also made the title bout, wrestling for only the second time since K-P's season-opening dual at Akron-Westfield...
Hawks' 'lights out' defense floors Marcus (01/15/08)
After falling short in their bid to stop Le Mars Gehlen from capturing the CYO Tournament for the third consecutive year, the Remsen-St. Mary's boys seem to have made it a point to play lights-out defense. If Friday's 56-36 win against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn is any indication, then its working for the Hawks...
Blackhawks rally from nine-point halftime deficit for win over SOS (01/15/08)
Senior point guard Cory Westphal made two big free throws down the stretch as the Hinton boys basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat South O'Brien 69-65 Friday in War Eagle Conference play at Paullina. The Blackhawks were flat in the first half and trailed 20-15 after the first quarter and 38-29 by the break. ...
Blackhawks rally from nine-point halftime deficit for win over SOS (01/15/08)
Senior point guard Cory Westphal made two big free throws down the stretch as the Hinton boys basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat South O'Brien 69-65 Friday in War Eagle Conference play at Paullina. The Blackhawks were flat in the first half and trailed 20-15 after the first quarter and 38-29 by the break. ...
Bulldog sophs bite Spencer (01/15/08)
The Le Mars sophomore boys' basketball team improved its record to 9-1 on Friday night as they posted a 48-29 win over an over-matched Spencer squad. Le Mars led 11-3 after the first quarter which was a big boost as the teams played even in the second quarter, each team scoring 16 points. Thanks to the big start, the Bulldogs led 27-19 as the halftime buzzer sounded...
Hinton girls defeat conference foe (01/15/08)
In a War Eagle Conference match-up Friday night, the Hinton girls grabbed a 67-50 win over South O'Brien. The Blackhawks played a phenomenal first half, sinking 25 points in the first quarter and another 12 in the second to lead 37-15 at the half. "We really shot the ball well in the first half," said Coach Joel Small. "Especially that first quarter, we were pretty hot and on fire. Getting off to a good start like that builds confidence. And we just came out ready to play."...
RSM girls boost win-streak to three with win over MMC (01/15/08)
Whether it was a change in venue or the euphoria of a two-game winning streak, Remsen-St. Mary's girls basketball team made Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn its third consecutive victim on Friday night. The Lady Hawks beat MMC 32-25 in a game played at Remsen-Union due to flooding of MMC's gym...
A-W crowns three champs, repeats as winner of B-H/RV tournament (01/15/08)
Not everything went according to plan, but the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Akron-Westfield wrestling team still managed to defend its title Saturday at the Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley tournament. Three Westerners won individual titles to highlight the day, but three ranked in the top 10 also took losses in the finals. ...
How is the Hollywood writer's strike affecting your television viewing habits? (01/15/08)
"I don't watch television after 10." -Laura Delashmutt, Le Mars --- "I don't even have cable so I don't have a problem and I didn't even know they were striking. Wait, is that why Scrubs is going off the air? Then I do have a problem." -Martie Johnson, Le Mars...
Dollie M. Bonnema (01/15/08)
Dollie M. Bonnema, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Dollie's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Thomas V. 'Tom' Buckley (01/15/08)
Tom Buckley died Monday Jan. 14, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars at the age of 87. Tom was born April 16, 1920, on a farm near Wakonda, S.D., the son of James A. and Jauletta (Krueger) Buckley. He attended Ireland rural school near Wakonda for a few years. ...
Thinking outside the box (01/15/08)
"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." -- Lloyd Alexander, author Many innovations that have occurred over the years have been a direct result of people looking for the answer to a totally different question. But the quest often reveals more than was originally planned...
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