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Stories from Friday, January 18, 2008

Enrollment numbers reflect moves out of district (01/18/08)
With a certified enrollment count of 2,184 students as of Oct. 1, 2007, Le Mars Community Schools recorded a drop of 81 students from the 2006-07 certified count. While the administration and board members expected a decline in enrollment, the extent of the drop was surprising...
City needs to cover budget shortfall (01/18/08)
Budget trimming and a slight increase in property tax are on the city's agenda with a tight budget for the upcoming year. City Administrator Scott Langel said that city property taxes could see an 80-cent increase per taxable $1,000 for the coming year...
Giving by the mile: drivers help seniors stay connected (01/18/08)
Zero miles: that's how far Evalyn Sievers could get without Jim Thelen and other volunteer drivers from Senior Helpmate. Two thousand miles: that's how many miles Thelen, one of 13 Senior Helpmate drivers in Plymouth County, travels in a month, bringing people who can't afford other transportation to doctors visits, the grocery store, the pharmacy and other outings...
Mexican company buys Alliance Concrete (01/18/08)
A company headquartered in Mexico purchased Alliance Concrete, which has a Le Mars operation. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB announced the purchase of the Iowa company on Tuesday. Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua has an annual production capacity of four million tons. There is a GCCA corporate office in Denver, Colo., and a presence in South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma New Mexico, Arkansas and Texas...
Bridal show in Le Mars Saturday (01/18/08)
Got a new ring on your finger? Are wedding bells ringing in your future? Brides- and grooms-to-be, plus family and friends, can get ready to walk down the aisle at the annual Le Mars Bridal Show this Saturday. The show is hosted at the Le Mars Convention Center, on the upper level, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday...
Just Say 'No' on Saturday (01/18/08)
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders are invited for a night of games and fun at the Just Say "No" Recreation Night on Saturday. The event, which runs from 7-10 p.m. at the Le Mars Family YMCA, is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Le Mars. The gym and game room will be open with everything from basketball and wallyball to ping pong and pool available. Popcorn will also be served...
Hinton's Edgington joins elite club (01/18/08)
Reaching 100 career wins may not mean what it used to in high school wrestling, but 150? That's still pretty special. Hinton senior Marcus Edgington - the No. 1-ranked wrestler at 160 pounds in Class 1A - became the newest member of that elite club Thursday with a win over Sioux Falls Lincoln's Ryan Teal at Sioux City East...
'Dogs split with Spirit Lake, Cherokee (01/18/08)
The Le Mars Bulldog wrestling team had a rough start in their dual on Thursday night starting with a 52-18 loss to the Spirit Lake Indians. However, the Bulldogs let the dogs out with with a convincing 57-14 win over the Cherokee Braves. Le Mars seemed to be just one hold or takedown away from securing much needed points in the loss to the Indians. ...
Dennis C. Carlson (01/18/08)
Dennis C. Carlson, 87, of Akron, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Akron Care Center in Akron. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Laurice Streyffeller will officiate. Military rites will follow by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Merle L. Dagel (01/18/08)
Merle Dagel, age 85, of Orange City, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home...
Marie A. Goetzinger (01/18/08)
Marie Goetzinger, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at the Abbey of Le Mars. The former Marie A. Hames was born May 31, 1931, on the family farm northeast of Remsen, the daughter of Anton and Lucy (Wilmes) Hames and grew up in the Remsen area. ...
Lloyd H. Molzen (01/18/08)
Lloyd H. Molzen, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his home in Le Mars. Lloyd H. Molzen was born Feb. 15, 1934, on the family farm east of Akron, the son of Henry and Anna (Popken) Molzen. Lloyd was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. ...
Keep this clean and recycle it (01/18/08)
The newsprint that you are reading this on contains paper that was recycled. We have been running recycle newsprint here for years. We also continue to recycle our waste newsprint through the Le Mars Community Elementary Recycling Program. We mention this because recycling, once seen as a fringe movement, has become a mainstream industry and with the help of consumers, such as yourself, a tangible financial benefit is beginning to be realized...
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