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Stories from Wednesday, May 28, 2008

LCS board restarts process to adopt ISL (05/28/08)
The Le Mars Community School Board of Education has adopted a resolution to consider participating in the Instructional Support Program for five years and set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The instructional support levy (ISL) program allows the district a source of raising revenue with a mix of property tax and income surtax for the district's instructional support program...
Parents' problems fill up "empty nest" (05/28/08)
Imagine being a parent enjoying an empty nest after the kids have left -- when suddenly your parents move in. That's what happens to Helena and George in the Le Mars Community Theatre's comedic production of "Alone Together Again." "It's purely comedy," said Wayne Marty, who plays Pops, one of the parents. "There's kind of a lot of real-life lines, family tensions."...
Teacher's actions credited with saving student's life (05/28/08)
Vicki Borchers saved 7-year-old Andrew Cummings life. That's what Andrew's parents, Colleen and Gary Cummings believe. When the Le Mars boy was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City May 19, Andrew's blood sugar had spiked into the 500s -- normal blood sugar levels are between 75 and 110...
Supervisors approve deputies' salaries for 2008-09 (05/28/08)
Plymouth County Sheriff deputies' salaries and others were approved Tuesday for 2008-09. The Plymouth County Supervisors approved salaries for the sheriff deputies, the deputy recorder, the auditor's deputies, the tax, motor vehicle and driver's license deputy, and the assistant Plymouth County attorney...
Velarde pleads not guilty in stabbing (05/28/08)
The man charged with stabbing one person and injuring another downtown Le Mars in April pleaded not guilty last week. Christopher Velarde, 23, of Maurice, now face a July 22 trial for willfully causing serious injury, a class C felony, and assaulting someone, causing injury, an aggravated misdemeanor...
Lady Jays overwhelmed by SB-L (05/28/08)
The bats were against Gehlen Tuesday night as the Lady Jays dropped a War Eagle Conference game to Sergeant Bluff-Luton, falling 14-1 in six innings. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the first and then boosted their lead to 6-0 after three. The Lady Jays had their only hit of the night in the fourth inning. ...
Jays whip SB-L in WEC opener (05/28/08)
Welcome back Eric Rohe. The Gehlen Catholic senior made a memorable season debut Tuesday, connecting on an RBI double for the deciding run as the Jays whipped Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13-3 in six innings of a War Eagle Conference opener at the Riverview Complex in Le Mars...
Hinton girls second after first day of state golf (05/28/08)
The Class 1A Girls State Golf Meet is starting to look a lot like last year's tournament as the Hinton Blackhawks are in second place for the second time in a row. However, instead of chasing after defending champion Bishop Garrigan, the Blackhawks find themselves 16 strokes back of Grundy Center. ...
Fourth-ranked A-W continues to roll in WEC (05/28/08)
Class 2A No. 4-ranked Akron-Westfield has yet to play a full seven-inning game in the War Eagle Conference. After defeating Remsen St. Mary's in three and Spalding Catholic in six, the Lady Westerners kept up their streak of short nights Tuesday with a 13-0 four-inning win over West Sioux...
Hinton comes back to beat Unity 15-14 in eight (05/28/08)
Hinton battled two opponents Tuesday evening--the Unity Christian Knights and the chilly spring rain. And Hinton coach Phil Skamser said that his Blackhawks won both battles. "The conditions were the same for both teams," he said. "We were good enough to rise above the conditions."...
Lady 'Dogs roll over West, 16-2 (05/28/08)
The bats were rolling Tuesday night in Sioux City as Le Mars defeated Sioux City West 16-2 in a non-conference road game. In the first, Alyssa Louison took first on a walk, then stole second and third. Emily TeBrink had a base hit to score Louison and then stole second and third herself before scoring...
A-W drops WEC opener 6-2 at West Sioux (05/28/08)
The Akron-Westfield baseball team opened up War Eagle Conference play with a 6-2 loss to West Sioux on Tuesday afternoon in Hawarden. The Westerners led early as they scored a run in the top half of the first inning. Derek Appley paved the way for A-W leading off with a single to start the inning. ...
Knights double up Blackhawks in WEC opener (05/28/08)
After tossing a gem in his varsity debut, sophomore Adam Struve was brought back down to earth by Unity Christian Tuesday as Hinton dropped its War Eagle Conference baseball opener 6-3 at Diediker Field. Struve - who tossed a four-hitter in a 2-0 loss to Lawton-Bronson Thursday - lasted just five innings against the Knights Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits with three walks, two hit batters and four strikeouts...
Viola 'Babe' Reeves (05/28/08)
Viola "Babe" Reeves, 95, of Chamberlain, S.D., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, S.D. Viola Fern Johnston Reeves was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Corsica, S.D. She was the fifth child, second daughter of John and Elizabeth Maahs Johnston. ...
Margaret A. Vornbrock (05/28/08)
Margaret A. Vornbrock, 85, of Merrill died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at her residence. Memorial services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be today (Wednesday) in Camp Ripley Military Cemetery in Minnesota. There was no visitation; the body was cremated. There was a vigil service at 7 p.m. Monday at the church...
Keep a weather eye (05/28/08)
It's a staggering statistic: so far this year, 100 people in the United States have been killed in tornadoes. Accordng to the National Weather Service, this is the worst death toll in ten years. And we still have at least a month to go this spring, as well as late fall in the South...

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