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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gimme some green! Tipping etiquette for dummies (01/17/08)
When dining out, common knowledge prompts you to leave a tip for your server, based on the quality of service they provided. But the realm of gratuities is much wider and larger than just leaving a dollar or two for a waitress at a restaurant. What other services should be acknowledged with monetary gratuities? And how much is an appropriate amount? Keep reading for some helpful insights...
Hinton school looks at new elementary building (01/17/08)
While other schools in the county are seeing enrollment numbers drop, Hinton Community School is looking at a possible new elementary building in Hinton to keep up with growing student numbers. The issue will have to go to a vote by residents in the district to approve bonding for the new building before they could build it, but the school board is negotiating a contract with architectural firm Cannon, Moss and Brygger of Sioux City at their meeting on Monday, Jan 21, at 7 p.m. ...
New look 'possibility' for downtown intersection? (01/17/08)
"An embarrassment and a mockery." That's how Councilman Ken Nelson describes his feelings on the present Plymouth Street and Central Avenue intersection in downtown Le Mars. Nelson's comment came during the council's Tuesday discussion on a list of possible "Top 12 Priorities Capital Projects For 2008" shared with the council by City Administrator Scott Langel...
County recycling numbers on the rise (01/17/08)
The amount Plymouth County residents are recycling nearly doubled in the last year. In the first quarter of 2007, the Plymouth County landfill saw 54 tons of recycling go through. In the last quarter, that number was up to nearly 92 tons. That's a drastic increase from the end of 2006, when the total was about 19 tons...
Chamber annual dinner set for Jan. 26 (01/17/08)
"Best in the West" is the theme for the 2008 Chamber Annual Dinner set for Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Le Mars Convention Center. The evening's activities begin with a social hour and wine tasting at 6 p.m. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. and will feature entertainment by the Le Mars Community School Crimson & Black Show Choir and the Gehlen Catholic Jazz Band...
New county tax revenue thinner than new expenses (01/17/08)
The county drew in about $200,000 more in property taxes than last year, but faces around $300,000 in new funding requests, which could mean trimming back budgets or raising county taxes. "We are raising the county budget at a faster rate than valuations are rising," said John Schneider, chairman of the Plymouth County Supervisors...
Lady Westerners clobber MMC (01/17/08)
With a physical War Eagle Conference game against South O'Brien looming on Friday, the Akron-Westfield Westerner's girl's basketball team wasn't caught looking ahead with an impressive 65-13 home victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. After beating the Eagles 62-36 the last time the two teams met, the Westerners made sure this one wouldn't be as close as they raced out to a 9-0 lead before MMC recorded their first point. ...
A-W boys start hot, roll over MMC (01/17/08)
Marcus-Merdien-Cleghorn gave Akron-Westfield more than their fair share of fits on Tuesday night but it wasn't enough as the Westerners pulled off an 89-51 victory on their home floor. A-W started the game out on an 11-0 run before MMC's Jordan Boekhout nailed a three-pointer that cut the lead to eight. After MMC's basket, the Westerners took control of the first quarter with a 23-11 lead at the buzzer...
Lady Panthers boost MVC record with win at Whiting (01/17/08)
The Kingsley-Pierson girls boosted their wins column on Tuesday night, defeating Whiting 63-54 in a Maple Valley Conference counter. With the win, the Lady Panthers improve their record to 5-3 in the conference and 5-8 overall. K-P coach Nicole Goodwin said, "It probably wasn't our best game defensively, but we played good enough to win, which is definitely a plus...
Bulldog sophs run record to 10-1 with win over Cherokee (01/17/08)
The Le Mars Community sophomore boys basketball team remained unbeaten in the Lakes Conference while running its current win streak to 10 games with a 50-27 rout of Cherokee Tuesday on the road. "This was an outstanding win for our team. We played well for four quarters," Le Mars coach Benji Kasel said. ...
VanderVliet's 28 lead Panthers to win (01/17/08)
After being on the wrong side of the scoreboard in some close losses, Kingsley-Pierson's boys basketball team made sure it wasn't going to happen again on Tuesday night when they went to Whiting and ran away with a 66-47 victory. It took a big fourth quarter and some senior leadership to hold off the Warriors who hung around for three quarters before Panther's seniors Levi VanderVliet and Jordan Bird put the game out of reach combining for 47 points. ...
Alesch, Rockets hold off Odebolt-Arthur (01/17/08)
After a disappointing last-second loss to Woodbury Central this past Friday, the Remsen-Union Rockets were looking to get back to their winning ways and they did just that on Tuesday night. The Rockets traveled to Odebolt and came away with a 62-59 win that improved their record to 7-5...
Lady Bulldog bowlers win pair of meets (01/17/08)
The Le Mars girls enjoyed a pair of team victories in their two bowling meets this week while the boys took a first and then a second place finish. On Monday, the girls bowled against Gehlen at Sweet 16 Lanes in Le Mars. With a team score of 2458, the Lady Bulldogs rolled past Gehlen, who totaled 1963 for their team score. The JV Lady Bulldogs scored 1921...
Dolllie M. Bonnema (01/17/08)
Dollie M. Bonnema, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Dollie Mae Bonnema was born Oct. 13, 1924, near Westfield, the daughter of Sidney and Hattie Wynia. She attended Ridge Country School near her home...
Lloyd H. Molzen (01/17/08)
Lloyd H. Molzen, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his home in Le Mars. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jerry Crow of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Akron, officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow in the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Dana E. Vannorsdel (01/17/08)
Dana E. Vannorsdel, 78, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the United Congregational Church of Christ in Kingsley. The Rev Robert Blair will officiate. ...
"Juno" delivers on many levels (01/17/08)
As quickly as it arrived, our January thaw as vanished, as the Electric Light Orchestra would say "faded like the Beatles on Hey Jude." It was nice while it lasted, wasn't it? The cold reality of January is here, with the weekend weather forecast calling for highs in the single digits and lows below zero. Time to resist the urge to hibernate, which becomes stronger each passing year for me at this time of year...
Wiping out weeds (01/17/08)
January may not seem like the ideal time to be planning to kill weeds, but County Weed Commissioner Dennis Binneboese is already formulating plans to deal with the weeds along the 8,000 acres of roadway in the county. Binneboese presented his budget requests for the new year earlier this month to the county board of supervisors. Like every department that utilizes motor vehicles, the weed department is seeking additional funds to make up for the rising cost of fuel...
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