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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Triathletes race through Le Mars Saturday (09/04/08)
About 130 people are already signed up to swim, bike and run in the Le Mars Sprint Triathlon this Saturday. The number of participants in the second annual event is up from last year, according to event coordinator Angela Loutsch of the YMCA. "We have people coming from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri," she said...
In the dark? Additional bypass lighting raises questions (09/04/08)
Who pays for more lights on the Highway 75 Bypass? How many lights are needed? Where should those lights be located? Halted by these questions Tuesday, the Le Mars City Council tabled any decision on adding lighting at the three bypass entrances to Le Mars...
KCs phonothon tops $48,000 (09/04/08)
Plymouth County residents "answered the call" of Knights of Columbus members as the 29th annual KC Phonothon for Persons with Disabilities brought in more than $48,000 in donations Wednesday. Le Mars KC Phonothon chair Dennis Bollin reported a total of $48,467 was raised by the close of the phonothon at 9 p.m. Wednesday...
Council approves land sale, purchase (09/04/08)
A public hearing has been set for Oct. 7 on the proposed purchase, by Tom Maser, Le Mars, of approximately an 1 1/2 acres of unused city golf course land. The $5,000 per acre purchase price of the property will be allocated to the city's golf fund. Maser formerly owned the land, located near his present property, prior to its sale to the city at a price of $2,500 per acre in November 2003...
Remsen dentist donates time, talent to treat patients (09/04/08)
Toothaches, cavities, dentures -- some people need help to pay for dental services like these. That's where Dr. Tammy Rhea DDS, with the Remsen Dental Center, and thousands of dentists and dental laboratories throughout the nation come into play. Rhea gives her time and her staff's time and materials -- at no cost -- through the Iowa Donated Dental Services (DDS) program...
Cyclones edge Lady Panthers 3-2 (09/04/08)
Kingsley-Pierson volleyball coach Jon Mouw said nerves were a little shaky the Lady Panthers opened their season with a 3-2 loss to Alta Tuesday night in Kingsley. "We were so nervous," Mouw said. The Cyclones made a strong statement early as the visiting squad won consecutive games by scores of 25-17...
St. Mary's looks to build on last season's experience (09/04/08)
The volleyball squad at Remsen St. Mary's may seem young, but the experience level of these girls is high. Coach Janelle Schorg believes that is the key strength for this Hawks team. "As far as strengths go, they've played with each other for a long time," Schorg said. "They're used to playing with each other."...
Le Mars JV shuts out Central Lyon 20-0 (09/04/08)
Le Mars and Central Lyon have always battled for bragging rights in northwest Iowa. However, it seems the fierce battles have trickled down into the lower ranks as the sophomore squads went head-to-head on Tuesday and the Bulldogs came out victorious, 20-0...
Lady Westerners impress new coach with versatility, experience (09/04/08)
Megan Freeman, the new Akron-Westfield volleyball coach, is excited about the versatility the 11 varsity girls bring to her squad. "I have had a hard time putting [the girls] in [specific] spots because they're all so well-rounded," Freeman said. The Lady Westerners are returning some solid experience from their 8-16 campaign in 2007, including junior Karly Groon. The middle hitter will be a really big help to the squad, according to Freeman...
Blackhawks start fresh with Freed as only returning starter (09/04/08)
The Hinton Blackhawks graduated nine seniors from their 20-16 season last fall, but coach Kate Ortegren is optimistic about her 2008 squad's talent. "We have a lot of talent in our starting squad," she said. "They know the game and are very aware on where to put the ball on offense."...
Marvel 'Sis' Johnson (09/04/08)
Marvel "Sis" Johnson, 92, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Marvel Luella Buhman was born July 15, 1916, in rural Plymouth County, near Le Mars, the daughter of Walter and Minnie (Utesch) Buhman. ...
Two days that changed my life (09/04/08)
It's a girl. Our first grandchild, Persephone Marie Valenty, was born August 26 at 5:46 a.m. in a hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. She was eight pounds, 13 ounces and was 22 inches long. She has lovely dark brown hair. Mom, dad and granddaughter are all home and doing fine...
So now we wait? (09/04/08)
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