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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2008

School board candidates share views heading into election (09/02/08)
The Le Mars Community School District has two open seats on the board of education. The election to fill the District 3 and 5 seats will be Sept. 9. Joe Cain and incumbent Dan Smith are running for the District 5 spot, and Mark Hemmingson is running a write-in campaign for the District 3 spot, which no one filed papers to fill. To get to know the candidates more, the Daily Sentinel asked each one eight questions, which are printed below with their answers.
Le Mars proves good host for bluegrass fest (09/02/08)
Bluegrass music and fiddle tunes drew around 10,000 people to Le Mars last week. Sheila Everhart, of Anita, one of the coordinators of the Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music Festival, said that turnout was good for the 33rd annual festival's first year at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds...
School election absentee ballots still available (09/02/08)
School board elections for Plymouth County school districts will be Tuesday, Sept. 9. In the Le Mars Community School District, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. where voters will cast their ballots for two director seats, and give a "yes" or "no" vote on the Instructional Support Levy request...
Work on GIS website puts Plymouth County on the map (09/02/08)
Plymouth County's success with owning and operating a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) website will soon be known around the world. Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise, owner of AutoCad Map 3D software used on the county's GIS website, wrote a customer success story that will be published in the company's trademark magazines, displayed at GIS conferences and on its website...
Competition tight for ECO Center grant (09/02/08)
The Plymouth County Conservation Department's grant request to help build an Education Conservation Opportunities (ECO) Center will compete with 34 applicants statewide. Dennis Sohl, Plymouth County conservation director, told the Plymouth County Supervisors last week, requests for a Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grants are a little more than $7 million...
Jays edge Falcons in OT thriller (09/02/08)
Desperate times call for desperate measures. With the Le Mars Gehlen football team down 24-0 to West Sioux, sophomore Taylor Wurth hooked up with senior wide receiver for a 19-yard touchdown to make it 24-6 with 4:52 remaining in the third quarter. Instead of going for the extra point, coach Tony Gunter sent his offense back out onto the field for a two-point conversion try and it worked...
Knights best Blackhawks 20-7 in opener (09/02/08)
Despite a strong opening statement on defense, the Hinton Blackhawks gave up a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter as they dropped their season debut to Unity Christian 20-7 Friday night in Orange City. On the opening drive, the Blackhawks recovered a Unity fumble, taking control at their own 22 yard line. ...
RSM grabs week one win on road at H-LP (09/02/08)
Skyler Higgins and Zane Phillips were unstoppable Friday night as Remsen St. Mary's rolled over Harris-Lake Park 36-12 in the season opener. The first half was a little slow-going for the Hawks, as they trailed the Wolves 12-8 after the first quarter...
Turnovers costly as No. 6 'Dogs fall to Lewis Central (09/02/08)
Heading into the 2008 season, Le Mars' football head coach Jim Boyd had two concerns: special teams and ball security. Boyd had good reason to worry as those two components came back to haunt the Bulldogs in a 41-7 loss to Lewis Central on Friday in the first ever meeting between the schools...
Mav's shut down K-P (09/02/08)
After losing many of their offensive starters from last season, the Kingsley-Pierson Panthers were expected to have a few offensive issues. However, a few issues became glaring ones as the Panthers only managed to gain 45 total yards in a 36-0 loss to Clay Central-Everly...
Michael E. Aalberts (09/02/08)
Michael Aalberts, 58, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at the Indian Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Irene Pottebaum (09/02/08)
Irene Pottebaum, 94, of Alton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Orange City Area Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton...
Jolynn and Randy Hoffman (09/02/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hoffman of Le Mars celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2008, with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Hoffman and the former Jolynn Pick were married Aug. 28, 1983, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. They are the parents of three children: Matthew and his fiancée Kristen Brown of Coralville, Nicholas of Ames and Megan at home...
End of an era (09/02/08)
Last week, Le Mars and much of the upper Midwest lost a familiar name, brand, employer, and to many a family. After a century of ups and downs, Harker's closed their doors on Friday, August 29. The Harker's story in many ways mirrors the history of the past century. ...
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