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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rust's Western Shed named Business of the Year (01/29/08)
In February 1973, a young man and his father drove through a blinding snowstorm to Le Mars to check out a shoe repair business for sale. It was a tiny place next to the movie theater. Bob Rust, in his early twenties, had been repairing shoes at an Omaha shop for little to nothing -- he said he hadn't seen a paycheck in months...
LCS board reduces 4th, 5th grade sections at Clark Elementary (01/29/08)
Bond hiked for witness in stabbing (01/29/08)
The man who was picked up as a witness in the stabbing at a Le Mars downtown apartment last week was given a much higher bond to assure he will show up for the trial. Robert Charles Young, 52, most recently of Le Mars saw his bond upped from $10,000 to $50,000 on Monday by Judge Jeff Neary at the Plymouth County courthouse...
Relay For Life kickoff event is Jan. 31 (01/29/08)
Relay For Life of Plymouth County is gearing up their annual relay and want county residents to get involved. The American Cancer Society invites individuals who want to honor cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) and caregivers, or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay For Life of Plymouth County, scheduled for June 6-7, 2008 at Jim Lorenzen Field -- the Le Mars Community High School football field -- in Le Mars...
LCS holds two public meetings on SILO, ISL elections (01/29/08)
Dr. Todd Wendt, superintendent at Le Mars Community Schools, has announced he will be hosting two public meetings for community members interested in information about the upcoming votes on the School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) and Instructional Support Levy (ISL)...
Panthers lose final home dual to MMC (01/29/08)
The Kingsley-Pierson wrestling team completed the regular season schedule by suffering a 42-24 dual loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Monday at home. The Panthers received three forfeits from the Eagles and only gave up one with both clubs open at 103 pounds and 119, but MMC pulled out the dual victory by winning six of the seven matches wrestled...
Le Mars sophs take first Lakes loss at Western Christian (01/29/08)
The Le Mars sophomore boys finally met their match this past Friday when they traveled to Western Christian High School to face the Wolfpack. Le Mars found themselves on the losing end of the scoreboard as Western Christian ran past the Bulldogs 52-39...
RSM girls rally past Whiting (01/29/08)
The Remsen St. Mary's girls enjoyed a thrilling victory Monday night as they rallied from a 27-11 half-time deficit to defeat Whiting 39-37. "In the first half, we didn't play good defense and we came out really flat," Coach Brad Gralheer said. But by the end of the third quarter, the Hawks battled back to come within three, trailing 36-33 with one quarter left to play...
Akron-Westfield girls win big over Spartans (01/29/08)
The Akron-Westfield girls comfortably defeated Spalding Catholic on Friday night, winning 64-34. The Spartans opened up a tough game against the Lady Westerners, playing a hard-fought first half. After the first quarter, they trailed by five and continued to hang on through the second quarter. A-W led 34-26 at half-time...
Shooting a struggle in R-U girls' loss to Whiting (01/29/08)
The Remsen-Union girls fell on the road in Whiting Friday night, losing the Maple Valley Conference match-up 67-50. "We definitely didn't playour best basketball game," said Coach Nick Fynaardt. "We ddin't come out with the intensity we needed." The Lady Rockets struggled to sink shots from the field; despite their 63 attempts, they sunk only 16 shots...
R-U rebounds from early MVC tournament exit (01/29/08)
The Maple Valley Conference Tournament ended early for the Remsen-Union Rockets with Thursday's loss to Battle Creek/Ida Grove but they didn't have much time to wonder "what if?" as they were scheduled to travel to Whiting on Friday night. After a sluggish start, the Rockets got back on the right track and easily disposed of the Warriors 48-31 in Maple Valley Conference play...
Carol R. Steenhoven (01/29/08)
Carol R. Steenhoven, 71, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ellen Hamilton (01/29/08)
Ellen Hamilton, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ellen Eyres was born Aug. 8, 1916, on the family farm in Union Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa the daughter of Alfred E. and Bertha (Kohl) Eyres. Ellen was baptized at the Union Township Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Union Consolidated High School in 1936. Ellen was united in marriage to David Hamilton on Jan. 18, 1942, at the Union Township Presbyterian Church...
Alma Mayer (01/29/08)
Alma Mayer, 83, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday) Jan. 29, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
William L. 'Bill' Zemanek (01/29/08)
William L. "Bill" Zemanek, 82, of Westfield, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Mary Ellen Stoll (01/29/08)
Mary Ellen Stoll, 63, of Granville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph Guild and the Ladies Catholic Order of Foresters and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville...
The more things change... (01/29/08)
Our world is in a seemingly endless state of flux. Change is a constant force, creating and recreating our lives and our perceptions. This can be quite stressful for some, renewing for others. Sometimes, we need to stop to put things into perspective...
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