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Stories from Friday, September 5, 2008

Friendship triumphs over soldier's death, secures child's future (09/05/08)
City works with IML Container to prepare for expansion (09/05/08)
The Le Mars City Council approved buying a piece of railroad equipment to assist an expanding Le Mars business that relies on rail for shipments. IML Containers is currently depending on rail to bring in materials for their planned expansion in southern Le Mars, according to City Administrator Scott Langel...
O'Keefe pleads guilty to stabbing (09/05/08)
The man charged with stabbing another man with a butcher knife in a Le Mars downtown apartment in January pleaded guilty to four felony charges Thursday. Jody Brent O'Keefe, 35, signed a plea agreement that could land him in prison for up to 40 years for the death of Samuel Ray Toliver, 32...
Chinese praying mantis made the trip to Le Mars (09/05/08)
When Rick Prouty looked up from cleaning his pool, he could hardly believe his eyes. Sitting on the fence in his Le Mars backyard was a 4-inch praying mantis. "I didn't even know they lived up here," he said. "I've only ever seen them on National Geographic. I've never seen one up close."...
Hubler issues challenge to King in congress race (09/05/08)
"If you like what you've had for the last six years, vote for Steve King. But if you want change, vote for Ron Hubler." This is the challenge Hubler, democratic candidate for the 5th U.S. Congressional District of Iowa, announced during a short stop in Le Mars Wednesday...
R-U falls to L-B in three games (09/05/08)
Remsen-Union fell in their second match of the season Thursday night. But their 3-0 loss to Lawton-Bronson was much closer than that score indicates. The Lady Rockets fell behind 25-17 to lose the first game, but in both the second and third games, coach Kelly Weiler said that it all came down to where the ball dropped...
Freking looks to lead group of young Jays to state (09/05/08)
As Gehlen cross country coach Teresa Taylor comes into her second year, she'll do so with one of the best long distance runners in the county. Unfortunately for Taylor and the Jays, the team doesn't have much depth so they'll have to rely on higher finishes from their top runners...
Hawks return experienced runners for 2008 season (09/05/08)
Remsen St. Mary's cross country coach Craig Hoffman is anxious to see his squad run this fall. With a handful of returners as well as some new faces, the Hawks look to see some individual success. Stacie Ahlers and Paige Ruba are the lone runners on the girls' side of the things...
Lions grab 32-14 win against LC freshmen (09/05/08)
A big second quarter for Central Lyon was all the Lions needed to down the Le Mars freshman squad in a big 32-14 win on Tuesday afternoon. The Lions took an early 6-0 lead on a short two-yard run by Scott Eben in the first quarter. However, Central Lyon blew the game wide open in the second with 19 straight points before the Bulldogs answered with a score of their own just before half...
Shawn (Langel) Kaiser (09/05/08)
Shawn (Langel) Kaiser, 49, of Jacksonville, Fla., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at her home in the arms of her husband, Mark Kaiser. Shawn Elizabeth Langel Kaiser was born Dec. 17, 1958, the daughter of Larry and Lynn Langel. Shawn was a 1977 graduate of Le Mars Gehlen High School...
Preserving a drying pool (09/05/08)
First we had the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) that could help fund worthwhile projects. Then a Hotel/Motel Sales Tax was passed to help fund activities and events that would bring people to town. Initially, it took some time to work out the grant process, and some projects began to receive funding. Then, the City of Le Mars began using LOST proceeds as a stop-gap funding mechanism to complete the Community Betterment Program projects and stopped awarding funds...
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