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Stories from Monday, April 28, 2008

Arts Center hosts tea party (04/28/08)
Kay Powell is LCS Crystal Bell Award recipient (04/28/08)
A Le Mars Community Schools elementary reading teacher has been named the Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award recipient for 2008. Kay Powell, a Title I Reading/Reading Recovery teacher at Franklin and Kissinger Elementary schools was presented with the award Friday morning (April 25) during an assembly at Franklin Elementary School...
Two stabbed after bar fight (04/28/08)
Witnesses and bar patrons chased down the suspect after two people were stabbed in a bar fight in downtown Le Mars. Christopher Velarde, 23, of Maurice, was charged by police with two felony counts of willful injury at about 2 a.m. Sunday after he allegedly stabbed two people: Joshua Thompson, 26, of Le Mars, and Melody Ropte, 30, of Le Mars...
Hutchins, Gehlen musicians score well at contest (04/28/08)
Emily Hutchins has played percussion in two college groups. She's drummed with a symphony. And she's 17 years old. The Gehlen Catholic School junior was one of the students that participated in the Class 1A Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest on April 12...
DNR looks at extending bobcat hunting grounds (04/28/08)
Aiming to bag a big cat? Thinking of Africa? Try Woodbury County. If the Natural Resources Commission approves a new rule, area hunters and trappers could enjoy a bobcat season closer to home. "Last year was the first year there was a season for bobcats, the allowed hunters to get 150 of them in the southern two tiers of Iowa counties," explained Steve Grabel of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. ...
Le Mars National Day of Prayer luncheon set at Convention Center (04/28/08)
The local National Day of Prayer luncheon will be held Thursday, May 1, at the Le Mars Convention Center under the theme, "Prayer: America's Strength and Shield." Doors open at 11:35 a.m. for the luncheon, with the program beginning at noon and ending at 12:55 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted for the lunch, catered by Timmy's Catering...
Bulldog tennis third at Lakes tourney (04/28/08)
Spencer and Storm Lake proved hurdles the Le Mars Community boys tennis team couldn't clear Saturday at the Lakes Conference tournament in Storm Lake. The Bulldogs managed a third-place team finish overall on the day with nine points, but were unable to keep pace with champion Spencer (16) and runner-up Storm Lake (15)...
Rich, Lady Bulldogs third at Lakes Conference tennis (04/28/08)
Third-place finishes by No. 1 singles Samm Rich and No. 1 doubles Amelia Stonesifer and Natalie Miller carried the Le Mars Community girls tennis team to an overall third-place finish Saturday at the Lakes Conference meet in Spencer. The Lady Bulldogs piled up nine team points to trail only champion Spirit Lake (17) and runner-up Spencer (16) in the final team standings. Storm Lake (8), Estherville-Lincoln Central (7) and Cherokee (3) rounded out the field...
Blackhawks shine at Drake Relays (04/28/08)
Ehi Oamen led a list of four Blackhawks--both current and alum--who made their mark at this weekend's Drake Relays. The Northern Iowa sophomore and 2006 Hinton grad cleared 7-00 1/4 on his first attempt at the 99th Drake Relays Saturday in Des Moines. Earlier this season, Oamen finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships, adding two inches to Saturday's jump to record his personal best height. In his freshman season at UNI, Oamen cleared 6-08 3/4 to place in a three-way tie for fifth place...
Dorothy Bartels (04/28/08)
Dorothy Laux Bartels, 85, of Lancaster, Pa., died Monday, April 21, 2008, in Lancaster after an illness with cancer. Dorothy was born and raised in Le Mars, the daughter of Wilbur and Amy (Tupper) Laux. She was a 1939 graduate of Le Mars High School. She had worked in the B & B store and for Dr. Ladenburger. She married Le Mars native Keith Bartels and the couple moved to Pennsylvania...
Milo Manning (04/28/08)
Milo Manning, 91, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Milo Ford Manning was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Le Mars, the son of Harry and Mae Manning. Milo was raised in the Le Mars area and attended country school. ...
Randall J. Theisen (04/28/08)
Randall James Theisen, 52, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Friday, April 25, 2008, at At Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Randall James Theisen was born Oct. 12, 1955, at Le Mars, the son of Elmer & Joan (Schilmoeller) Theisen Randy was raised and educated in Marcus, graduating from Marcus Community School in 1975. ...
Charlene Williams (04/28/08)
Charlene Williams, 58, of Seney, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Seney United Methodist Church officiating. ...
Keeping the change (04/28/08)
1982. Michael Jackson releases what will become the largest selling album in history, "Thriller." John Belushi dies at age 33 of a drug overdose. "Cats" opens on Broadway. "E.T. - the Extra-Terrestrial" is a hit a the movies. Remember? Seems like a long time ago, doesn't it? According to the University of Michigan's Consumer Confidence SuSurveyreleased last week, confidence in the economy has sunk to 62.6, the lowest since -- you guessed it -- 1982...
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